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 ovinsial Library,  ;s;tci6ji;ar 3. C.  ���...��;  NN>":-'  Re. "*~  J-61817  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15* per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  Volume 30, Number 2  January 11,1977  Almond named Chairiiian of Regional Board  Under the gavel bequeathed by former Chairman John  McNevin, the Statutory Board Meeting of the Sunshine Coast  Regional District was called to order last Thursday evening in  the Sechelt board room by Secretary Mrs. Anne Pressley.  First item of business on the agenda was the swearing-in  of new members of the Board. Lorraine Goddard as alternate  Director for Area "B" (Wood Bay to Sechelt), and Harry Almond  and Bernie Mulligan as Directors respectively for Areas "D"  (Roberts Creek to Maple Road) and "F" (from Gibsons' limit  to Defense Island), took the oath of office to uphold their public  trust.  New Council members, Alderman Ted Hume and Alderwoman Lorraine  Goddard are shown signing in for service on the 1977 Gibsons Council  at inaugurations ceremonies January 3rd under the vigilant eye of  Justice of Peace Harvey. ,,  Sechelt Council gets to work      Police News Socreds  The inauguration of new and  returning members ofthe Sechelt  Village Council took place on  Monday, January 3rd in Sechelt.  Sworn in was the new member,  Alderwoman Kolibas, and  the returning member, Alderman  Frank Leitner.  The inaugural meeting also saw  the formation of the standing  committees for 1977. Mayor  Harold Nelson has been named  Chairman of the Finance Committee as well as Assistant Public  Works Chairman; Alderman  Ernie Booth will be the Deputy  Finance Chairman and will serve  on the Fire Protection Committee  and will be the representative  for the Provincial Emergency  Plan; Alderman Leitner will be  charged .with responsibility in  the areas of Recreation and Community Development and Airport  Management; Alderwoman  Kolibas will be responsible in  the fields of Coast Garibaldi  Health Unit and in the Library  Committee; Alderman Morgan  Thompson will be Chairman of  the Public Works Committee, will  serve on the Sanitary Sewers and  Pollution Control Committee, and  will be the village's representative to the Regional Board.  The Sechelt Village Council  wasted no time in getting down to  work. The first regular meeting  of 1977 took place on Wednesday,  January 7th, with the whole  council and several members of  the public in attendance. The  meeting discussed questions relating to the park,< to the arena,  to the question of recreation, and  to the ferry service. It was moved  by Alderman Leitner and seconded by Alderman Thompson that  the council accept Quest Elec-  tric's price of $480.00 to upgrade  the park electrical service and  proceed with the work. The  motion carried.  When   the   question   of   the  marsh    was    discussed,    Norm  Watson of the Recreation Commission   expressed  the   opinion  that  the  administration   of the  marsh should. be sub-leased to  the Marsh Society.    During the  discussion on Recreation, Watson  also   explained   that   the   Arts  Council did not want to obtain  lots from the village, but wanted  to put a building on the lots and  turn the building over to the village.      If such  a  commitment  Were obtained a Regional District  referendum   would   be   held   to  finance the building.   Alderman  Booth requested that the proposal  be put in writing.   It was moved  by Alderman Thompson, seconded by Booth, that a special meeting be held at 7:15 p.m. on January 19th, to consider the proposal.  The motion carried.  On the question of the abbreviated ferry service, Alderman  Booth reported that many businessmen had met with Mr.  Bouchard of the Provincial  Government and aired their  grievances about the ferry service. Bouchard noted them and  took them back to his superiors  in Victoria. Village Clerk, Tom  Wood, reported that statements  of account for I.D. cards issuance  has been tendered and was hopeful that they would be soon paid.  In    the    Committee    Reports  section ofthe meeting, Alderman  Booth reported that the Regional  District would raise a fire hydrant  in Seaside Village that was too  low.   Alderman Leitner reported  that a request for access through  the   airport   property   by   Trail  Rider's Club has been received.  It was moved by Alderman Thompson and seconded by Alderman  Booth that Gibsons clerk be re-,  quested   to   obtain   permission  from the Minister of Transport.  Leitner  also  reported  that  the  Timber Days Committee' is to  meet on January 10th, that the  park fence is in need of repair  and that two old hydro  poles  have been removed.    Alderman  Thompson,, seconded by Leitner,  moved that B. C. Hydro be asked  to reroute the high voltage lines.  The motion carried.  It was moved by Alderman  Booth and seconded by Frank  Leitner that the following salary  scales be approved for 1977: the  Mayor is to be remunerated  at the rate of $1,300. per annum  and the aldermen at the rate of  $650. per annum. The salary for  the Village Clerk and the maintenance man is set at $1,250.  per month with the secretary in  the office earning $685. per  month. Alderwoman Kolibas  recorded her opposition to these  scales.  The meeting adjourned at  9:00 p.m.  IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL OUR SUBSCRIBERS:  The new management of the Coast News respectfully  draws to the attention of our subscribers that many gaps  exist in the files of subscribers that we inherited. Accordingly if you have been having difficulty in receiving your  copy of the Coast News would you please send us the details of your subscription or your renewal before February  15th. New Subscribers starting January 1st please disregard this notice.  Both the Gibsons and the  Sechelt R.C.M.P. detachments  report that 1977 has got off to  a quiet start this week. Both detachments report no major traffic  accidents though there has:been  a rash of minor accidents because  of the ice conditions of late.  In Gibsons, the R.C.M.P. report that two arrests have been  made in connection with the  break-in at Ken's Lucky Dollar  and charges involving breaking  and entering and possession of  stolen property have been laid.  The accused are Karen Malek,  born in 1956, and Darryl' Dean  Mazar, born in 1957.  Something of a curiosity  appears on this week's, police  blotter in Gibsons concerning the  reported theft of an outboard  motor last fall from Walter Hard-  wick of Keats Island west. The  theft took place in the fall and the  R.C.M.P. have recovered the  outboard. The curiosity arises  from the fact that this is the  second time in five years the  same outboard has been. stolen  and recovered by the R.C.M.P.  Gibsons police also report that  five juveniles have been apprehended in connection with a break  and eptry which took place over  the holidays at Roberts Creek  Elementary School.  In Sechelt a juvenile also is  featured in the main story of  crime from that peaceful place  lately, too. In what the reporting  officer called "a dastardly deed",  a juvenile was apprehended  climbing down off the hood of a  police car having just bent the  windsceen wiper. In other  Sechelt highlights, a backhoe that  had been stolen was found to  have been-borrowed and B. C.  Hydro was called upon to repair  a live wire on the highway at  the junction of Donnelly Road  and Highway 101 on January 4th.  Apart from the crime sheet,  the local constabularies would  remind the public that under  Provincial Licensing Regulations,  Dog licences and Trade licences  are now due. After the date of  March 31st it is possible that  penalties could be imposed for  licences not renewed in these  areas.  On Wednesday ^January 12th,  1977, the Pender Harbour Egmont Social Credit group are  holding a get acquainted wine  and cheese party at the Madeira  Park Legion Hall at 8:00 p.m.  The meeting proceeded to the  election of Chairman ofthe Board  and, on a motion by Aldermanic  Representative for Gibsons Jim  Metzler, a Vice-Chairman to sit  in the event of the Chairman's  absence. Harry Almond was  elected Chairman by acclamation  and the Vice-Chairmanship fell  to Mr. Metzler himself.  This expenditious tone of the  meeting carried through the  .various Committee appointments:  Mr. Mulligan as Board representative to the Airport Committee;  Peter Hoemberg, to deal on. the  Board's behalf with the Provincial  Emergency Programme (PEP),  Mr. Arthur McPhee co-ordinator;  Mr. Metzler - Municipal Finance  Authority; Jack Paterson Of Area  "A" (Egmont - Pender Harbour),  who will sit with the St. Mary's  Hospital Board, besides joining  Mr. Mulligan and Mr. Hoemberg  in meetings with the organization  for the Joint Community Use of  School Facilities. In the absence  of Barry Pearson (Area C) appointment of a member of SCRD  .to the. Board of Health was left  ���ojpen, Awhile ^hextbirteeii- 7area7  representatives and their alternates who constitute Parks and  Recreation await a Board appointment. The above are all organizations in their own right, with  SCRD representation.  Membership on Board Committees reads as follows: Management Committee:  Harry Amond,  Chairman; Mr. Hoemberg  and Mr. Metzler. Finance Committee: Mr. Metzler. Public  Utilities Committee: While the  Chairmanship remains open,  Director Ed Johnson (Area "E")  will carry on in his capacity as  Board member responsible for  the Cemetery, as will Mr. Morgan  Thompson, Aldermanic representative from Sechelt, for  Sewers. Mr. Hoemberg, Chairman last year, is deliberating  his continued responsibility after  two years for Water Supply and  distribution which, taking in the  area from Langdale to Redrooffs  (except Gibsons) and with a SIVi  million budget, constitutes the  largest service the Board provides. Waste Disposal, last  year Mr. Pearson's concern,  awaits his reappearance at the  Board table.  Planning Detail Committee:  Mr. Paterson, Chairman. Building Committee: Mt. Almond,  Chairman. Mr. Almond expressed his view that Committee  business should proceed without  .the requirement of total Board  ^membership',, -and - \th^<r. was  agreed. 7,'-  The Board moved on to appoint  Chairman Almond as signing  officer, and secondarily Vice-  Chairman Metzler.  Only when it came to arranging  a packed January schedule did  the meeting lose its momentum,  but still reached adjournment  within the hour after it was  agreed that the Board would  convene on the 13th and 27th,  with the public welcome to attend. At Mr. Hoemberg's urging  it was agreed to include Planning  at the first in the hope that  at the first in the hope that this  area of business can be dealt with  then; failing that, a further Planning session would be held on  the 20th.  Beyond these, the Board's  calender has a meeting set for  the afternoon of the 18th to discuss the Hospital Provisional  Budget, involving the proposed  $2.75 million expansion of St.  Mary's. The P.U.C. meeting is  slated for either the 12th or 14th;  no date has been arranged for  the School Board. On the 11th,  at Madeira Park Elementary,  the Board will discuss the Pender  Harbour Community Plan. Areas  "E" and "F" will get together  with the Parks and Recreation  Commission in Gibsons Hall at  7:30 on the 17th. Parks and Recreation will subsequently meet at  the same time on the 19th. The  Sechelt Vicinity Study Committee, a specific subsidiary to the  Planning Committee, will meet  at 2:00 p.m. on the 19th, with  Barry Pearson, Peter Hoemberg  and Morgan Thompson representing the Board and Ted Dixon the  Indian Band. The public hearing  on the 23rd will debate procedural  ammendments to the zoning bylaw #96 -- first at 2:00 p.m.  in Madeira Park and further at  7:30 at the SCRD. And finally,  with"'Gafflbiei-"2md, ijKeats ^Islands" j;;  under its jurisdiction, the Board  will be represented by Mr. Pearson at the Islands Trust in Vancouver on the 25th at noon.  When the statutory meeting  was ajourned at 8:25, doors  were closed as a committee of  the whole met in camera to ratify  salaries of members.  Who did you say got the money ?  Joe Kampman seems flabbergasted as he learns  that fellow Lions Officer Ken DeVries has won  the $1,000 that is drawn in the Lions 400 Club  Draw every two months. The bi-monthly draw  for the big prize held even more drama than usual  this month. Originally Ed McDonald's infant  daughter had been scheduled to draw the winning  ticket but when the time came to perform she  was no where to be seen. Subsequently it was  learned that Ed had caught the ferry to the city  with his entire family. The situation was saved  by the enterprising Coast News photographer  who spotted Jackie Whelan in the Bank of Montreal waiting to see the manager and pressed her  into action as the drawer of the winning ticket.  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every  Tuesday| Coast News, January 11,1977  *2>  SJ  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  Phone 886-2622  Published at Gibsons, B.C., every Tuesday  by The Glassford Press  Advertising/Photographer - Ian Corrance  Receptionist/Bookkeeper - M. M. Laplante  Production - H. Sum  Typesetting - Lindy Moseley  Editor - John Burnside  Subscription Rates:  Distributed Free to aU addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $8.00per year; $6.00 for six months.  Canada except B.C. $10.00 per year.  LInited States and Foreign$12.00 per year.  Phone 886-2622 or 886-7817.  P. O. Box 460, Gibsons, B. C.  Local government  The last week or so has seen the  inaugural meetings for 1977 of the  Regional Board, the Gibsons Council,  and the Sechelt Council. As the elected  representatives begin their deliberations  and their work in this new year the Coast  news wishes them every success.  Long the step-children in the various  governmental set-ups, it has become  apparent that the regional and municipal  governments are a very important level  of government indeed. Perhaps no other  level of government so directly affects  the lives of the public and the quality  of life enjoyed in the various communities  is intimately tied in with the quality of  service they receive at the local level of  government.  The deliberations and the decisions  made at the Regional Board and on the  Village Councils in the coming year will  affect us all. May the members deliberate wisely and decide well.  Snow and water  A fifty-year resident of this area in  conversation with u.~ Coast News last  week offered the opinion that, yes, the  winter weather was fine indeed but that  if we didn't get some considerable snow  fall on the top of Elphinstone Mountain  by the end of February we might well  be faced with some water shortages in  1977. This is the kind of awareness, born  of some experience with dry wells that  most of us shorter-term residents do  hot have. Because it rains a lot on the  Sunshine Coast we tend to give very little  thought to the water supply.  It is a fact, however, that the snow cap  on Elphinstone Mountain is of considerable importance to the yearly water  supply of this place. It is a related fact  that the presence of trees on the top of  Elphinstone   does  much   to   slow   and  regulate the rate at which that snow cap  disappears into the water systems and  the wells ofthe area.  So far this year there is virtually no  snow up there and while we are all enjoying the still, clear, sunny weather  which has prevailed throughout this  fall and winter, it may well be time to  start hoping for some blustery precipitation-laden winds this winter. In the  longer run, too, we might well start  thinking of the trees on top of Elphinstone. There is extant a permit to log  them off and only their difficulty of access  has saved them. It may well be, however,  that their function up there as regulators  of the snow run-off far outweighs their  value as lumber. It is something to consider.  Just Society  Two and a half years ago Pierre Elliot  Trudeau was returned as prime minister  of Canada in a campaign which largely  consisted in mocking honest Bob Stanfield who was telling the electorate that,  however unpopular, wage and price controls were going to be necessary in  Canada. What happened next, of course,  is history.  Shortly after his return to power  Trudeau established the kind of controls  he had been mocking throughout his  campaign and the letters A.I.B. took on  meaning for us all. The administration  of the Anti-Inflation board has been  almost as controversial as its manner of  birth. It proved unworkable in the face  of the opposition of the big capital interests in the country and its effects on  profits were largely negated. It continued to be an active and vigilant proponent of the necessity of rolling back  wages however ineffectual it had proved  with profits and prices.  Then shortly before the end of 1976  a rather notable exception to the holding  line on wages dictum was noted. The  federal government was voting members  of parliament increases more than its  own recommended maximum.  It's all very cynical and a far cry from  the Just Society, Mr. Trudeau.  .. .from the files of Coast News  5YEARSAGO  More than a thousand sign a petition  opposing the location of the proposed  highway from Langdale to a point beyond  Gibsons.  10YEARS AGO  The Regional District finally becomes a  reality.  15 YEARS AGO  William Klein of KJeindale, pioneer  of 1910 passed away in Pender Harbour.  At a Sechelt Indian Band meeting on  January 4th, a 96% vote in favour of  Indians having the same privileges as  whites in regards to the use of liquor,  was cast.  20 YEARS AGO  Lloyd Cameron, a resident of Redrooffs, came across a skeleton while  walking around his property. Also found  with the skeleton is a gold watch, a  leather belt and some money dated  1935.  Hon.  James G.  Gardiner announces  that the price support program for eggs  will be continued during 1957 on the  same terms and conditions as applied  in 1956: 38$ per dozen, for grade A large  eggs.  25 YEARS AGO  Roberts Creek wharf, "built to withstand any storm" is put out of commission following recent gales which tore  out huge portions of the causeway and  lifted portions of the planking of the  wharf.  Some vehicles for sale: 1941 Pontiac  sedan: $675.00, 1936 Buick sedan: $400.,  1939 Federal 5-ton: $1200.  Starting Friday, January 25th, radio  station CBR becomes CBU at 690 on your  dial.  30 YEARS AGO  Mrs. R. H. Hammond falls from the  Elphinstone Co-operative Association  delivery truck on Friday.  The Provincial Government by order-  in-council reserves 5.4 acres of foreshore  at Gibsons Landing as the site for a  Dominion Government wharf.  L. R. Peterson  This picture shows the Gibsons Regatta in full swing at Ar- Granthams Landing and Hopkins Landing. The annual regatta  mour's Beach in the summer of 1937.   Throughout the 30's represented the principal occasion during the year when all  these regattas were held alternately  at  Gibsons  Landing, three communities came together.  Slings & Arrows  John Burnside  George Matthews  Just before  my  recent  brief  absence from these pages I' attended a school board meeting  in my official press capacity.    I  am of course no stranger to school  board meetings having attended  them in a variety of roles and .  capacities in the past. There was  much that was familiar at the  meeting in question:   the board  members were receiving reports  from the heads of the various de-.  partments at Elphinstone and two  shiny tables had been arranged  for board members in a shallow,  "V"  shape,   something   in  the'S  manner I imagine the  Spanish '  Inquisition might have been ar-f  ranged.    The collected teachers  and principals were grouped in  rows  at the students desks  in  the library.  The board members,  listened in apparently impassive  .  wisdom as the teachers somewhat  nervously   presented   their   reports. Nothing unusual there.  The two items on the agenda  which caught my eye or tickled  my sense of irony or what have  you came back to back on the  agenda. First there was a discussion about the need for hiring  a full-time and confidential secretary for Superintendent Denley  because of the "nature and the  importance of his work". Solemn  nods of agreement from the board  members. Then one of the board  members sagely pointed out that i  in the long run some larger j  facility would have to be provided  for the school board office be- '  cause "you know, you can't  expect efficiency out of people  if they are crowded together".  Again there came solemn nods of  agreement from the board members.  So far, so good. The next item  on the agenda dealt with the utilization of one of the classrooms in  Sechelt Elementary School for  some of the overflow administrators from the board office.  This was Principal Sam Reid's  cue. He had been waiting patiently for two hours for precisely  this item. He said simply that  his school needed all the space  available to them. He pointed out  that school morale had suffered  during the three months that they  had been crowded up with the  Junior High School students who  were awaiting the completion of  Chatelech Junior Secondary and  was only then recovering. He  stated his conviction that the loss  of any classroom space whatsoever would adversely affect the  educational climate of his school.  The response was interesting.  I think it was Supt. Denley who  said, "Now, Sam, you- know as  well as I do there never has been  a principal who didn't think he  needed just one more classroom." Chuckles and nods of  agreement from board members.  Now have I gone totally askew or  is there indeed some discrepancy  in these two items. When it  :comes to consideration of the  school board office and its mushrooming multi-levelled personnel  it is apparent to all that they need ���  adequate working space. When  it comes to teachers and students,  well you can always squeeze  them up a little bit more.  Now I am fully aware that in  fact the classroom was not taken  from Mr. Reid's Elementary  school. The three overflow  administrators are now housed at  Chatelech Junior Secondary. The  question of attitude, however,  remains. Why is it so obvious  that adequate secretarial help is  required and adequate working  space to house them at the board  office level yet when teachers  raise the questions of overcrowded classrooms and the need  for secretarial help - maybe one  more secretary among thirty of  them they are accused of feather-  bedding?  Every once in a while, it seems,  the obvious needs restating.  Education if it is to take place at  all takes place in classrooms with  the interaction of teachers and  students. The classrooms are  the trenches where the actual  thing happens if it is going to  happen at all. All the other folks  with various titles are at their  best only facilitators of the classroom process.  Five years ago when much to  my own amazement I found myself President of the Sechelt  Teachers Association and we  were in the midst of an austerity  drive. The economic axe of the  government of W. A. C. Bennett,  locally wielded in the capable  hands of J. S. Metzler, was lopping teaching positions throughout the province and throughout  this district. Amost five percent  of teaching positions were to  disappear although already har-  rassed young women were trying  to deal with as many as thirty-  five primary children with attention spans of about ten minutes  in the classrooms of our schools.  At the same time the first of the  under-Superintendents was to be  appointed to the board office to  assist the Superintendent in his  vital work. We pointed out that  this was one of the smallest  school districts in the province  and I remembered that Percy  Pullinger,' no# Superintendent in  Victoria, had handled the school  district of Fernie, very similar  to this in size and geographic  shape, entirely by himself in  addition to the larger school district of Cranbrook. We pointed  out that the board could hire three  primary teachers for the cost of  one Assistant Superintendent or  whatever the suitable designation  might be. We were asked to  conduct a poll. We did. Sixty-one  of the seventy elementary teachers in the district were in favour  of more teachers rather - than  another mogul at the central  office. The other nine worked at  the school of which the principal  had been promised the new job,  and somehow did not respond.  We presented our findings to  the board but the Superintendent  of that time said that his evidence  was different - unspecified evidence please note - and we were  overruled.  Now that added administrators  at the board office are spilling  out into the classrooms of the district. I am reminded of the B. C.  Teachers Federation which was a  walk up office twenty years ago  and now occupies two city block  size buildings in Vancouver. I  am reminded of the growth of  bureaucracies everywhere. It  may all be necessary but I cannot  believe an adequate bureaucracy  is an educational priority.  Again, to restate the obvious:  if education takes place at all it  takes place in the classroom. I  am finally reminded of those  other trenches where men fought  and died in France while safely  behind the lines the men that  reputedly led them lived in comparative luxury with an abundance of hand servants.  A delicate dust  by Peter Trower  Dead strength like iron turns bitter with rust...  dead hate's a pool with a stagnant crust  but the dust of love is a delicate dust.  Dead anger burns in a pit of hours...  dead hope's a witch who has spent her powers  but the dust of love is the dust of flowers.  Dead greed's a buzzard gutted and trussed...  a rotting goat is the corpse of lust  but the dust of love is a delicate dust.  From Moving Through the Mystery  Wft  ���-�����"��*-,-*_��  ��,���:���������.���_���_���_��  I met some fellows the other  day who made me realize that all  of my worst fears had come to  pass. To be more specific, they  proved to me that Gibsons was  no longer the peaceful little village of farmers, fishermen and  handloggers that I had come to  know and love. In fact they made  it pretty clear to me that they had  only recently arrived from the  city and they were here to bring  progress and civilization to what  they referred to as our "quaint  and backward" little community.  I didn't quite catch what sort of  work they did but from their  physical appearance and the  clothes they wore I had to assume  it wasn't especially stenuous.  All of these men were flashy  dressers. They seemed to favor  polyester suits, colored dacron  shirts, knee length nylon executive socks, patent leather shoes  and each of them sported an impressive looking plastic brief  case, (what fashion conscious  city folk would call they "drip  dry" look.) Naturally, at first  glance, I took them to be teachers  but a closer inspection showed  them to be far too healthy and  robust for that profession.  I couldn't understand much of  what they were saying and I'll  have to admit I was too shy to  ask. After they had left however,  my curiosity finally got the better  of me and so I walked down the  road to see a friend of mine who  was wise to the ways of city  people. I described to my friend  what I had seen and he told me  that these fellows were probably  "bureaucrats".  "What's a bureaucrat?", I  asked him.  "A bureaucrat", he said, "is  a person who organizes things."  Sensing my ignorance1 of the  subject, he went on, after assuring me that he had "hustled  scraps of paper through the corporate corridors, with the best  of them and had studied extensively the subjects of pedantry,  obfuscation and circumlocution",  and so knew whereof he spoke.  "The first thing you have to  know about the bureaucrat",  he continued, "is that he doesn't  have to know very much. In fact  anyone with bureaucratic aspirations would be well advised to  forget most of what he already  knows and learn instead a few  useful phrases. What you do  have to know is enough fanciful  language to make people think  you know what you're talking  about, do as little work as possible while expending the maximum amount of time, and avoid  difficult decisions."  Obviously warming !.: t!��e subject, my friend went <i "The  next thing to learn is "v%% .< dca-  tify the bureaucr*' . opening  words. When you haze one of  these phrase it's quits alright  to stop listening go to sleep,  pick your none or otherwise  speculate on the length of grass  skirts in Tahiti because what  will follow is a lengthy journey  into fuzzification and verbal  gymnastics. Here are a few  sample  openings:      'Not   with  standing...'; 'I believe 1 can  clarify these misunderstandings...'; 'My evidence suggests...'; 'It seems to me..'.  (My friend told me to be particularly suspicious of that one),  and 'I couldn't agree more,  BUT...' " I  My friend assured me; that  there were many more and that  a really clever fellow could string  together these interchangeable  phraseologies ad nauseum, constructing whole speeches which  would make any ambitious politician envious.  "The final lesson,',',,.my now.,  enthusiastic companion told me,  "is learning how to interpret what  the bureaucrat is saying", and  after a brief explanation that the  reason that most bureaucrats are  men is because women are rarely  appointed to positions for which  they are not qualified, he gave me  this interesting example of  bureaucratic speech:  "Come into my office Wilfred  and let me clarify a number of  misconceptions emanating from  the central office. As I'm sure  you're aware, headquarters has  circulated memorandums designed to reorientate our outmoded rationalization processes.  They believe we must redirec-  tionalize our priorities in the face  of emergent fiscal needs. In  systematizing our goals we feel  that within the parameters of  current international economic  factors and certain widely known  psycho-chronological data, that  in order to maximize our potential  at the functional interfaces of our  operation, some staff flexibility  is a desirable objective. As a result of our extensive analysis of  recent time-motion surveys conducted by the divisional computer, we have reached the determination that the function  which you previously infilled has  become redundant."  I'm sure you're just as flabbergasted as I was but my friend  quickly enlightened me as to  what the bureaucrat was getting  at.  "Look Wilfred, I know you've  worked here for twenty-five  years but the wife's nephew just  graduated from one of those business institutes and he needs a  job. So, I'm going to have to let  you go because I can't afford the  both of you and her old man  will cut me out of the will if I  don't hire the kid."  By this time my head was  ringing from my new found  knowledge, but before I left my  friend gave me a list of words to  practice with so I would be able  to talk with those bureaucrats,  and I'm passing the list along to  you so you can practice too. Because as my friend explained to  me, once a town is infected by  these bureaucrats you can never  get rid of them. Here are the  words and I'd advise you to practice them. Try them out on the  boys at the mill or out on the  boom sticks or fishboats or side  hills or where ever else you  scrape away for home and family.  Continued on Page 9.  t  f, Clark writes ...  From the Back Porch  Coast News, January 11,1977  Pete Svensen has took in a  young feller at the ranch fer  helpin' with the chores. Pete  giv him a shovel an a pitchfork  an ast him fer to clean the cow-  barn an the kid did her like he  wus born fer the job.  The trubble is, ses Pete, this  feller is a speshulist becus he  isn't much good fer anythin'  else. There is a helluvu lotta  work jest waitin' to be done but  the kid is alius slippin' away fer  swimmin' in the lake.  Pete is easy goin' but finely  he asts the kid wot the hell he  figgers on doing cum winter,  when he can't swim.  The kid ses he is nuts fer  skiing, so when he can't swim he  is gonna ski.  Pete don't really know how to  tell him he has been fired without  hurtin' his feelings, but after  thinkin' a wile he ses the kid  shud head east where his talints  wud be reckernized an he cud  reely go places.  How cum? asts the kid. Pete  ses there is a feller back in Ottawa  wot can shovel manure like an  expert but the trubble is when  they need him he is alius away  skiing or swimmin', so mebbe  with two on the job they cud have  one at home wile t'uther wus  away.  The Jrid asts Pete does the job  pay good?  Pete tells him this feller has  the top job in Ottawa.  Letters to the Editor  Nuclear  Editor:"  "Nuclear politics makes  strange bedfellows," quips a  recent article from Macleans  magazine. And so it is that an  unlikely coalition of Socred, NDP.  and Conservative M.L.A.'s,  prominent Church and Labour  leaders, and the non-violent  activist group, Pacific Life Community have come together in  a new campaign. The object of  this campaign is to obtain passage of a non-partisan motion opposing the Trident Nuclear  Missile and Submarine System,  and urging disarmament under  existing nonproliferation treaties.  The next sitting of the Legislature  opens on January 13 and campaign momentum has been mounting steadily all across B. C.  In the last session of the B. C.  Legislature the non-partisan  motion was considered and received broad support from  M.L.A.'s in all parties. However,  due to time constraints, the  motion did not reach the floor.  Since then, Labour Councils in  Victoria, Vancouver and New  Westminster have spoken put  against the Trident system.  Prominent Church officials, such  as Bishop de Roo of Victoria,  have voiced opposition and the  Bv C. Federation of Teachers  has added its support. Public  pressure for strong anti-Trident  legislation seems to be growing  across the province.  The Trident Nuclear Missile  and Submarine System is the  most recent addition to an already  overgrown nuclear arms family.  This system, upon completion,  will consist of 20 huge submarines, each carrying 24 missiles each of which can disgorge  17 individually' targetted warheads for a total of 408 blasts each  10 times more powerful than that  of Hiroshima. The accuracy and  explosive power of these warheads makes the system an ideal  first-strike weapon, and an integral part of the new American  first-use nuclear policy, a policy  which allows the U.S. President  to fire nuclear weapons first when  ever it seems expedient. This  policy is in direct contravention  of International Law as set forth  in the Nuremberg Principles and  the U. N. Charter. It is also  abhorrent to human conscience.  Pacific Life Community, a  group with member communities  in Canada and the U. S. explores  a philosophy of non-violent  resistance, and has been working  against the Trident system for  the past 2 years. They are organizing the latest campaign at  the B. C. Legislature, urging all  concerned citizens to write to  their local M.L.A.'s and Premier  Bennett to press for action on  the anit-Trident motion. During  the course of the campaign each  M.L.A. will be interviewed directly and the resulting statements  released' publicly. Pacific Life  Community insists that a strong  motion from the B. C. Legislature  would be a strong first step towards stopping Trident's deadly  madness.  Pacific Life Community  29 Menzies Street,  Victoria, B. C.  382-0210  Seatbelts  Editor:  Freedom to wear seatbelts?  Yes. Force people to wear seat-  belts? NO!   :������*  Why? Thinking for the people  (by enforcing, not basic laws, but  needless daily rules) would stifle  individual intelligence and promote mass slavery.  The government is asserting  that we, the citizens of B. C, are  capable, or too ignorant, or just  too lazy to think constructively.  Therefore, under the fantasy  of helping and protecting its  little children, Big Daddy has proposed to think for us, to force us  to wear seatbelts.  But let us not forget that we are  human beings! We are privileged  and responsible to discover and  express our inner potentials by  being creative and original  thinkers. Thus we will be strong,  self-reliant individuals, capable of  directing our lives with energy  and intelligence.  Presently, however, our hired  government is faced with directing people who have been conditioned to crave the easy life.  Instead of developing our minds  to understand how to live cor  rectly, how to earn happiness, we  live for temporary pleasures,  preferring to loll in easy-chairs  with pill, joint, or bottle, watching  T.V.  If this rotting continues, then  what were once capable, happy  human beings will be sick and insane robotic zombies - dead  minds only capable of routine  labour - lifeless slaves being  manipulated by profiteers.  How is change to come about?  Do we become independent and  strong by being told what to do?  Certainly not. We must put  forth effort and change ourselves.  Therefore, what is the governments true responsibility? It  is to HELP PEOPLE TO HELP  THEMSELVES, not to play Big  Daddy and look after them. The  government is responsible to  remove, nursemaid policies, to  stop mass hypnotism by profiteers, and then to provide incentives, opportunities, and right  teaching of how to live constructively. If people refuse to exert  themselves and live intelligently,  they must then be free to learn  through suffering, free to learn  from their mistakes.  Educate people about seabelts  but let the decision be theirs.  You cry out "This way is cruel.  If people were forced to wear  seatbelts their lives , would have  been saved.". Let's be logical.  The issuance of a drivers license  gives permit to guide a 4-wheeled  missile amongst throngs of  pedestrians and other drivers.  Surely if the driver can assume  responsibility, for the lives of  thousands, then he can also  assume responsibility for his own '  single life. Otherwise, he should  not be permitted on the road, with  or without a seatbelt.  You assert "Force is very  needed, after all, how else can we  stop thieves and murderers".  But thieves and murderers are  punished AFTER committing an  offense, after proving themselves  criminals. If a driver decides ~  that, for his particular time and  circumstance, a seatbelt is unnecessary then who has the right  to pronounce him incompetent,  to treat him as a criminal, to  assume that he will have an accident? Will Big Daddy next  propose to jail us all since we  might break a law?  You  grumble   "I   won't   pay  The great Northland Prince fiasco  Leaving aside the pros and cons  surrounding the removal of the  Northland Prince from its weekly  run upcoast to Stewart and back  every six days and examining  the craft strictly on its application  as a utility, a great deal could be  said for continuation of its use.  It could carry about 160 passengers, many of that number being  tourists from all over Canada and  the United States. It could look  after a considerable amount of  light and heavy freight and with  its booms and winch system  could tackle some monstrously  heavy consignments of freight.  As long as there was a decent  dock at which the vessel could  tie-up its trained stevedores could  put on an amazing show of dexterity in placing freight on any  dock.  Usually its first stop would be  Alert Bay. It has also stopped  at Beaver Cove and Port Hardy  close by. It moves on to Bella  Coola, Ocean' Falls and at one  time sailed up to Kitimat. From  there it would proceed along  Grenville Channel to Prince  Rupert then on to Stewart touching Alice Arm on the way back to  Prince Rupert. Sometimes Namu  by Fred Cruice  was next. Then a return visit  to Ocean Falls and Bella Coola.  The remainder of the journey is  homebound to Vancouver.  All this was done in a six day  period with apparently satisfactory reliable service. The crew  was able to unload and take on  freight at any of these points/ It  was a service which kept to a  schedule as close as it could.  There were only two open water  areas, sometimes rough, one the  turn to Ocean Falls and again  across Millbank Sound for a short  distance.  After having experienced nine  trips to Stewart and back on the  Northland Prince and observing  the efficiency of the Northland  company operation on this route  and the pleasure of coastal folk  and visitors from all over the  North American continent it  does seem to be a nonunderstand-  able move on the part of the  federal authorities.  If they are complaining about  the subsidy paid out annually to  Northland they will most likely  find out that the cost of subsidies  to any new setup will be greater  than what they have been paying,  even though it may be split be  tween the federal and provincial  governments.  With Masset folk on the top of  Queen Charlotte Islands spurning  the small boat arranged for use  on the run to Prince Rupert one  cannot blame them. It can get  rough in Hecate Strait, really  rough!  Breaking the coastal service  down to a number of small craft  which never would be able to  offer the Northland service is  the result of a definite mental  abberation. One can hope, but  not too strenuously, that Mr.  Lang will one day be aboard the  run from Prince Rupert and  Masset in a storm without anti-  seasick pills.  One should also consider the  point that at no time did any  towed barges ever pass the  Northland Prince. They were  always left well behind as the  ship ploughed its way through  our coastal waters, supreme in  its capabilities of rendering service reasonably on time. The six-  day schedule did not allow time  for dawdling.  money into ICBC, B. C. Medical,  and income tax to be squandered  in   hospitalization   and   support  for those who didn't buckle up."  Well, who has failed to remedy  causes of accidents?    Who has  allowed liquor outlets to flourish  and the drinking age drop to 19?  Who is  allowing the  continual  bombardment of liquor advertising, even to the point of subliminal advertising?" Who is standing back while liquor profiteers  condition young minds to believe  that the good life revolves around  drunken insanity?    Few of the  young, once conditioned, have a  real choice.  Who is responsible?-  You and me, fella. It is therefore  just that we all give of ourselves  and our capital, to partake in rebuilding weak people to strong  thinkers, to allow people freedom  to learn from their mistakes.  Let's pull our heads out of the  sand and face realities. Let us do  something to rid ourselves of  these deplorable conditions that  cause accidents, but NOT FORCE  HUMAN BEINGS TO WEAR.  SEATBELTS.  D.,M. Sorensen ���'  P.O. Box 852  Westbank, B. C.  VOH 2AO  CROSSWORD  PUZZLE  Gibsons  Harbour  At the Gibsons Harbour  Business Association meeting  last Wednesday everyone was  still resting after the holiday  season and most ofthe discussion  was about the accomplishments  ofthe past few weeks.  Items for the immediate future  are the Christmas tree burning  at Dougal Park on January 15th  at 6:30 p.m., investigation of the  gasoline prices and freight rates  on the Sunshine Coast and discussion of a local transit system.  At present there is a government freeze on issuing licences  for neighbourhood pubs. It was  agreed that individual businesses  would write letters supporting  one in Lower Gibsons. Anyone  wishing to support the pub can  help by writing to: The General  Manager, Liquor Administration  Board, Victoria, B. C.  The next executive meeting  will be at the Bank of Montreal,  Wednesday, January 12th at  7:30 p.m.  TODAY'S    ANSWER  Going through the Change of Light?  WHETHER WIRING A NEW HOME, OR ADDING AN OUTLET,  OFFER YOU PERSONALISED SERVICE AT ONE OF THE MOST  REASONABLE RATES ON THE PENINSULA.  -   I  SUPERIOR ELECTRIC  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE  CALL R. 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Testimony 7:30 p.m.  AU Welcome  Phone 885-3157 or 886-7882  Salvation Army  Camp Sunrise  Hopkins Landing  Sunday 2 p.m,  In the Chapel  886-9432  Everyone is Welcome  BAPTIST CHURCH  Pastor FiNapora  Office 886-2611 Res. 885-9905  CALVARY - Park Rd., Gibsons  SUNDAYS  Morning Worship 9:30 a.m.  Sunday School 10:45 a.m.  Evening Fellowship 7:00 p.m.  1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday  Thursday - Prayer and Bible  Study 7:00p.m.  GLAD TIDINGS TABfSNACIE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School 10:00 a.m.  Worship Service 11:00 a.m.  Revival 7:00p.m.  Bible Study Wed. 730 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  Gibsons Harbour Business  Association  Christmas Turkey Draw Results  Helen's Fashions  Pajak Electronics  Shell Station  Elphinstone Co-op  Kens Lucky Dollar  Kens Lucky Dollar  Murrays Garden Shop  Kens Lucky Dollar  Elphinstone Co-op  Helen's Fashions  Helen's Fashions  Dogwood Cafe  Peninsula Cleaners  Tidewater Crafts  Logo contest  WINNERS  Dec. 10  Dec. 11  Dec. 12  Dec. 13  Dec. 14  Dec. 15  Dec. 16  Dec. 17  Dec. 18  Dec. 19  Dec, 20  Dec. 21  Dec. 22  Dec. 23  in near future-  Irene Crowell  V. Anderson  Gladys Booth  Ruby Gibb  Anne Macey  Darlene Peterson  Cathie Scott  Mr. B. L. Sears  E. M. Belanson  Mrs. S. Wolansky  Janet Flumerfelt ,  Mr. J. Wolansky  Mr. Kunstmann  Audrey Johnson  CASH PRIZE!  Christmas  Tree Burning Party  DOUGAL PARK, 6:30 p.m. Sat. Jan. 15th  FREE COFFEE & HOT CHOCOLATE  BRING YOUR OWN TREE  AND JOIN THE PARTY!  \ \  ����>����������������������r��  �������70  ���*-���-���-�����"���"���;���%%%?.  S  LUMINAIRE  Kinky Hard Twist  RUBBER BACK 100% NYLON  Space Dyed to Three Tones.  Very Hard Wearing, Easy to Maintain  Bamboo Green, Golden Honey, Gentle Beige,  Misty Blue, Sugar Maple and Rust Nugget.  Special $9.95 sq. yd.  Ken DeVries  & Son Ltd..  FLOORCOVERINGS  NOW WITH TWO LOCATIONS:  ��� *.  HIGHWAY 101, GIBSONS.  886-7112  IN THE HEART OF SECHELT     |  885-3424 ���p����H(MBia* * )���  Coast News, January 11,1977  Harmony Hail Happenings  by Jim Holt  In all the happenings at Harmony  Hall  since  we   opened   I  believe    the    New    Years    Eve  dinner   and   dance   has   proven  that the youngest people in Gibsons are in the over 50 years of  age group.    About 80 sat down  to a wonderful smorgasbord dinner after which we had games and  dancing.      The   swingers   were  really out that night and I really  think a good time was had by  all who attended.     The  dinner  was   convened   by   Eva   Oliver  and Irene Bushfield and to these  ladies I extend a heartfelt thanks  for the wonderful job they did.  Also my thanks to all those who  ^helped make this evening such  a success by bringing the food  all piping hot,  ready  to  serve.  .The smorgasbord table was just  groaning  with  food   and   many  were   seen   going   for   seconds,  jvhich   is   good    advertising   if  ihothingelse.  ' We had a birthday celebration  at the dinner, for a spry young  lady who cheerfully admits to  being 39 but is actually 82 years  bf age. This young lady is Ellen  Warwick so watch out you "Sunshine Coast Country Swingers"  you are liable to get another applicant to join your group.  . At the First General Meeting  of 1977 the new executive was installed so now we are all set for  hopefully, a truly progressive  year.  ��������� We are going to have our first  open Bingo on Thursday, February 3rd and every Thursday  thereafter. As I said in the last  issue, we will have to start small  and raise the Prize Money as  we go along. I really don't know  as yet what the prize money will  be, but do know that it will be  worthwhile coming out for, so  give us your support in this endeavor and I know you won't be  sorry.     We will  have  a Coffee  Bar in conjunction with the Bingo  games so that you can get refreshed as time goes on. We will  have good professional callers  who know their stuff, and this will  help us tremendously in our  effort. So don't forget the opening date, Thursday Februrary 3rd  at 8:00 p.m. The place, Harmony  Hall on Harmony Lane, Gibsons.  I would like to thank Fred  Holland and his crew for putting  up the signs at each end of the  lane it really is helping out Fred,  thanks a million. For those who  are not sure of where the hall is,  it is on Harmony Lane which is  bounded by Franklin, Burns,  and Cochran Roads, but I am sure  you will be able to find it, just  follow the crowd, as all roads  lead to Harmony Lane.  I would like to thank all the  members who came over to the  hall and cleaned up after the dinner and dance and set up the  chairs for the general meeting,  it is things like this that help. By  getting involved in the various  duties it makes a person feel  better as they realize they are  doing something to help out our  worthwhile causes, so thanks a  lot folks for your help it is greatly  appreciated.  There is no sign of a change  in the weather, it has been wonderful so far. Everyone has been  able to get out, no tramping  through snow or slush, so we can  consider ourselves very lucky to  be living in such a wonderful  part of this great country of ours.  We have a great country and one  that we can be proud of. I know  there are many things that we  grumble about, but taking it on  the whole, I believe we are living  in the finest country in this world  of ours today. At our last general  meeting at the opening, I asked  the members to really belt out  our National Anthem and belt  it out they did, accompanied on  the piano by Minnie Walden it  was the best rendition I have  heard in a long time.  Carpet bowling is starting up  again on Thursday, January 6th  at 1:00 p.m. and a good turnout  is expected. Mel Eckstein and  Flo Chaster are the convenors  for January and if I know Mel and  Flo they will be doing a good job.  Well, I guess I will sign off  for this time hoping these few  lines find you all hale and hearty.  Don't forget the Bingo February  3rd. Hope to see you all there.  Come one. Come all, to Harmony  Hall.  I would like to ask the person  who took the wrong coat at the  New Years Eve dance to please  contact Ralph Lynds at 886-7428  or Chris Beacon at 886-9836 as  neither one has the right coat.  The coat is a dark grey Mackinaw  style. Chris would be greatly  obliged if you would return it to  him as he has yours which is  too small for him. There were  three coats all of the same make  and color and it was easy to make  a mistake and take the wrong one.  Trusting you will oblige and return this coat.  I have been in contact with  Mrs. Louise Hume and Mrs.  Sluis of The Ladies Auxiliary  of Branch #109 Royal Canadian  Legion, and they are putting on a  Valentine Dinner for the Senior  Citizens of Gibsons on Saturday,  February 12th. Time and price  of this event will be announced  in the next issue of The Coast  News. This event is as usual one  of the highlights of the year for  senior citizens and we thank the  ladies of the auxiliary for their  thoughtfullness and kindness in  catering for this great event. Now  I must close as I have run out of  news, so don't forget to look in  this paper in the next issue for  the time and price of the Valentine Dinner.  FUNNYSIDE  Marsh World  Ducks Unlimited (Canada)  SHORT-EARED OWL ��� This ground-nesting owl  is a slow-flying bird, coursing back and forth  across the uplands or around marsh edges in  search of its main food ��� mice. In flight, the  wings are raised high above the back revealing  the nearly white undersides and the two prominent black' "thumb marks." The name "short-  eared" refers to the two small tufts of'feathers  which the bird can raise or lower at will. These  are not really ears at all ��� the true ears are  concealed behind the round face discs. Adults  are similar in color, largely a yellow-ochre overlaid with strong streaking of dark brown. Vt^  180- 76  Nancy Annely, wife of Police Officer  Annely of the Sechelt detachment is  pictured with the first baby born to a  local couple in 1977 as the year got off  to a slow start in baby production.  Congratulations Constable and Mrs.  Annely.  NEWSPAPERS ARE SO DEPRESSING I'VE GONE BACK TO  TALKING TO MY WIFE OF A MORNING."  20% OFF  EVERYTHING  IN STORE  coasf TtQa  Co  (Except Consignment)  Week Only       Sale Ends  bsons  Q\ O   Phorie  PENINSULA  CAN CUT YOUR GARBAGE IN HALF!  BE GOOD TO YOURSELF AND THE  THE ENVIRONMENT!  WE ACCEPT:  Paper of all kinds, including news,  writing and printing paper, brown  paper, print-out cards.  PAPER of all kinds, including news,  writing and printing paper, brown  paper, print-out cards.  TIN, GLASS, METAL, CARDBOARD  and any USABLE 2nd Hand items.  For location of depots and processing,  instructions see announcement classified in this paper.  For further information call 885-3811.  DID YOU KNOW?  The above include some of the dollars and  medallions recently circulated on behalf  of the North West Indian Cultural Society's  drive to raise funds for the building of an  Indian Cultural Centre. The coins are legal  tender until May 31st of this year.  A gentleman came into the Coast News  office last week with a story to tell. He  had been visiting a sick relative in one of  the hospitals on the Lower Mainland  and one of the first requests the sick man  had made of him upon arrival was for  some Kleenex. Upon investigation our  informant discovered that this type of  article was but one of a fairly lengthy list  of toilet articles which hospitals no longer  supply to their patients. They had run  afoul of the provincial government's  recent economy measurers in the area of  Health Care.  Perhaps economies were necessary in  this field, though how this squares with  the government's determination to build  another teaching hospital in the Lower  Mainland which most experts seem to  agree is not necessary is rather difficult  to determine. In any case it does seem  unfortunate that this society, among  the most well-to-do in the world, should  be effecting economies at the expense of  those already unfortunate and infirm.  There must be more humane ways in  which the provincial budget can be  pruned.  Legendary German  world war i fly/n&  ace, "the red baron"  MANFRED  WNKiCHTOFCN  -WHO SHOT DOWM 80  ALLIED PLANES, TOLD  HIS MOTHER GERMANY  COULDN'T WIN THE  WAR, 3 YEARS BEFORE  IT ENDED.   HE SPENT  TIME IN THE CAVALRY  AND INFANTRY BEFORE  HIS RYlNG DAYS 6EGAN.  A FAVORITE PLANE OF  RICHTOFEN'S WAS A  RED ALBATROS D IE.  && AN FRED'S  BROTHER,  LOTHAR  BECAME A  pilot; TOO.  HE SHOT  0OWM4O  PLANES IN  77 DAYS/  Manfred, who was born in breslau, came  from a well-id-co family. he was close to  his mother.  he was squadron leader of the  vxrichtofen's flying circus* a canadian pilot,  capt. roy brown got credit for shooting him  DOWN NEAR AMIENS, FRANCE, ON APRIL 21, 1918.   A  MUSEUM IN RIO-TTDFEN'S MEMORY WAS BUILT IN BERLIN.  ///<?   HE0NlY$i;i|  LIVED TO!""  BE 25. X  Shop around...  the most responsive  financial institution  you can find  is the one  you own yourself.  Of all the places where you can go to  save';or borrow money, only Credit ���  Unions are owned and controlled by the  members ��� customers just like you ���  who use the services.  You'd be surprised what a difference  that makes, in a Credit Union's  responsiveness to your needs, and  those of your community, as well.  As a member, you actually help elect the  board of directors, who are also  members just like you.  You help determine your Credit Union's  policies, and you share in its profits.  Because your Credit Union is  autonomous, it can be more responsive  to community needs. Your money is  likely to stay right there in the  community, assisting local business and  supporting vital community projects.  Your Credit Union is more likely to help  you when you need it, too.  In 40 years of Credit Union operation in  British Columbia, no member has ever  lost a cent of deposits.  Over 500,000 British Columbians ��� fully  one-quarter of the entire population of  the province ��� are presently members  of a Credit Ui lion. That's a strong vote of  confidence.  Service  Security  MADEIRA PARK DENTAL CENTRE  Dr. C. Gardner  and Dr. J. Malnarick  Wish to announce they are now  open for the practice of dentistry.  Monday to Thursday  Phone ZENITH 988-1914  Friday: 883-9117  Next to the Madeira Park Post Office  Credit Unions operate under strict  provincial legislation, overseen by a  superintendent of Credit Unions in the  Attorney General's department. All  shares and deposits are guaranteed  without limit by the Provincial Credit  Union^Share and Deposit Guarantee Fund.  Besides the usual financial services ���  savings account's, term deposits and  certificates, chequing services, loans  and mortgages ��� Credit Unions may  offer many valuable ancillary services.  Among them: traveller's cheques, and  travel planning to go with them;  insurance; income tax service;  consumer advice; debt counselling;  more convenient hours, often including  Saturdays; and more liberal loan and  mortgage policies.   ���  Ask a friend about a nearby Credit Union  you can join. He'll be glad to help.  How to join  a credit union  Everyone in British Columbia is eligible.  You can choose from: a community  Credit Union where you live; an  industrial, commercial or professional  Credit Union where you work; or an  associational or parochial Credit Union  that's part of an organization or church  you belong to.  Simply come into the appropriate Credit  Union, fill out an application, make a set  deposit of $1 to $25 in a membership  share account, and you're in..  | tell me more  I    about Credit Unions, free and without, - ,  I    obligation, because I never join anything  I . without a thorough investigation.'-  I.. Name       Address  City ...  Prov.  Code  Mail to:  B.C. Central Credit Union  P.O. Box 2038      ���  Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3R9  Better in so many ways. Prove  it to yourself.  m  \; Coast News, January 11,1977  PageB  ftbrn  a  M ie-Lo^  Peter Trower  THE LIMEY-HATERS  The    place:    Lord    Robert's  School in Vancouver's West End.  The time: September 15, 1940.  There are no high-rises then, just  a sea of wooden fraraehcuses,  mostly   three-storey,    neat-gardened   and   comfortably-spaced  along narrow streets where tire-  marks still compete with horse-  droppings.      Sawdust   furnaces  huff and sputter in the obligatory basements full of Depression  mementoes;    the    iceman    still  cometh grunting with his frosty  blocks up the steep kitchen stairs.  I've lately turned ten and am not  over the initial culture-shock of  having been pitched holus-bolus  into this relatively-alien environment.   The mountains loom forbiddingly and part of me is still  standing on an  English village  street wondering where I've gone  to.  But that street is half a war-  racked world away from this one  where the penal redbrick school  rears sternly and the final bell  has just rung.    I'm bound for  home with the rest of that ragamuffin horde in the hated short-  pants that brand me alien, wishing I were invisible.    Unfortunately, I'm not.   The tough-look  ing kid in the dirty, beanie called  Butch is waiting with, his snickering sidekick Calvin at the mouth  of the lane I have to pass. "Hey  you, limey!" he jeers, "Where'd  you get them sissy clothes?''   -  I try to pretend I don't hear  him and walk quickly by the alley  with straight-ahead eyes and reddening ears. The first few times,  Butch confines himself to insults.  I reach the sanctuary of my aunt's  house unscathed. But finally he  blocks my path, calls me sixteen  kinds of a coward and challenges  me to fight. There seems no way  out of it. Reluctantly, I follow  him up the alley and we wrestle  around pointlessly for a couple  of minutes. Despite Butch's  hardboiled appearance, we're  a fairly-even match and its more-  or-less a draw. ' Calvin, to give  him grudging credit, doesn't  interfere. Butch and I have  several subsequent and equally-  indecisive set-tos. At last, the  novelty goes out of it for him and  he reluctantly decides to tolerate  my existence. By this time, I've  cajoled my mother into buying  me a pair of long pants which  seem to make a difference. Its  my first encounter with a "limey-  hater".   Sensing it won't be my  last, I begin to unconsciously  moderate my broad accent. Hell,  I'm no goddamn hero. I just want  to fit in.  The phenomenon of the people  who hated Englishmen was my  first encounter with overt racial-  prejudice.     I've seen little or  nothing written about it before  but it was certainly quite prevalent when I first came to Canada.  Paradoxically   enough,   it   was  practiced for the most part by  people    whose    near-forebears  had come from the same country.  There is a certain tradition of this  feeling in British Columbia.  One  need only recall the "ENGLISHMEN NEED NOT APPLY" signs  attached to many job-posters in  the early years of the century.  Certainly, there is a type of super-  cillious     uppercru&t     Britisher  whose highhanded manner must  have engendered such feelings.  Also, early B. C. abounded with  remittance-men, some of notably  odious-character, whose regular  stipends    from    home    surely  evoked jealousy.     I think  the  situation in 1940 however, stemmed more from the fact that England, in the name erf Empire, had  embroiled this country in another  World War.   Whatever the reason, I was exposed to it many  times during my earliest years  in the Province.   Had I chanced  to land in pro-English Victoria, it  is likely that I might never have  been exposed to it. But I fell  among workingclass kids whose  fathers must have coached them  in bigotry.  In any event,  I survived my  first few months in Vancouver.  Fortunately not all my classmates  are as belligerent as Butch. And,  God knows, we're not. the only  evacuee kids in the city.     But  many of them still giggle at the  way I speak even after I've discarded the incriminating private-  school uniform for windbreakers,  denims and tee-shirts.   I determine to talk the way they do and  merge myself with  the  anonymous mass. In the winter of 1941,  we move to the newly-opened  pulpmill town of Port Mellon.  There is no shortage of "limey.  haters" here either but in this  hardcore    Canadian,    oneroom-  schoolhouse, totally-insular environment, the process of assimilation accelerates.  I'm still getting  into fights with intolerant contemporaries but the frequency is  decreasing.    I watch plenty of  American movies and absorb the  drawls  and  mumbles.      Pretty  soon, I'm speaking the polyglot  dialect as well as anyone.   I can  move   unaccosted   among   the  limey-haters.   My brother Chris  is less lucky in this respect.   His  accent remains pronounced and  he keeps on getting in schoolyard  scuffles for some years.  ���.--i >-^i  John Faustina nn  ThalMO ��� novel thai traatad th% turftan'a'  difficult rota in Canadian aoclatv with a .-...  realism and honaaty rarahr attamptad befor*.  Hubert Evans  Mist on the River  There are two kinds of time,  Indian Time and Straight Time.  Straight Time is easily distinguished by the way it is measured.  It sits on your wrist or hangs on  the wall, ticking or whirring, depending on whether or not you've  been fully wired.  Indian Time, though, is measured in a different way, when it  gets measured at all. Indian Time  takes a little longer, like the  leaves  turning,  or like a  river  running down to the sec. It  meanders along, looking like it's  going nowhere, maybe whistling  a little, but it is always completely  aware of its world. Indian Time  moves with the seasons, doing  what is right for that time of  year. And it always arrives, because it is always there.  Hubert Evans is a storyteller,  novelist and poet, and the only  author I've read who has written  a book in Indian Time. I suspect  this is an almost impossible thing  to do, and yet he has done it,  and done it so well that it passes  nearly unnoticable.  Twenty years ago, he and his  wife spent time in the Kispiox  Valley north of Hazelton, B. C.  They became friends with many  of the Indian people there.  Hubert grew tired of all the bad  stories white people hear about  Indians, and he decided to write  a book that would let people see  the other side of things.  The result was Mist ea Ike  River, one of the best pieces of  Canadian fiction in this century.  The people in it are so very lifelike that it not only stands as a  novel, it edges into the territory  of cultural anthropology. The dia-  ndp   bookstore  In Lower Gibsoas  ��� For Great <  TWs is a volunteer salf-austalnlno.  group, serving your community since January H73  J   COZY CORNER CAMERAS I  CAMERA  AND  DARKRM.  SUPPLIES  886-7822  With every $60.00  Purchase.  logue is so well written that the  exact cadences of speech appear  in print, unobtrusively yet pointedly true. The characters move  inexorably through the times of  year; you can almost feel summer  fading, seeing the grass turn  brown, wondering on winter.  The story centres around Cy  Pitt, a Gitkshan Indian, caught  like a salmon between cultural  net of his people and the wide,  waterless banks of the white  man's world. This is his journey,  his swim up river, back to the  centre of himself.  The other characters, people  in his village, struggle in the  same river. Caleb the storekeeper, and small businessman  epitomized, stocks his little  shelves and retails all the gossip  in the village. Matt and Melissa,  a childless couple, adopt young  Stevie when his mother, made  pregnant by a white man, goes  off to the city. The boy has tuberculosis and yet the couple cannot  trust the doctor when he advises  sending the child to a distant  hospital. Fat Marie makes potato  hooch in her basement, and feels  guilty when the boys get drunk  and fight. She, writes great  letters, very reminiscent of Edith  Josie's column in the Whitehorse  Star. It is a tribute to Mr. Evans  fine ear that he caught this so  well. The full length portrait  of Old Paul, the stern tribal  patriarch, rounds out the cast.  Paul is the last man in the village  who still knows how to make the  graceful wooden canoes of his  people. As the book closes, he  is finishing one, the last he will  ever make.  The book moves with the unhurried quiet intensity of the  seasons. Like the land they live  on, the people of the village revolve around nature in the unheeding passage of her days.  Reading about them, we begin  to share in this widening orbit,  pulled into the seasons along with .W  the characters.  This is the final touching  beauty of this novel. So well has  it been written, so carefully exposed, so perfectly plotted, that  it manages to record this special,  delicate time. Turning the pages,  the reader is lifted into Indian  Time. Finishing the book, it  feels as though you haye just returned from a long, quiet walk in  the woods. This is the highest  achievement in any art, to create  life and make the medium go unnoticed. Hubert Evans has succeeded in doing just that. He  lets us linger in a time that moves  as softly as mist on the river.  This is Your Life  Horoscope for tke next week  By TRENT VARRO  ABIES - March 21  to April 20  New interests and hobbies are  under the most favourable aspects. It's possible that a friend  from "out of the past" may  contact you with some good  news. Relax, and enjoy yourself.  TAURUS - April 21 to May 20  The astrological forecast for  Taurus is good, and holds definite promise for your betterment. This next week or so could  bring you the results of something you have been working for.  GEMINI - May 21 to June 20  Right now is a good time to start  saving for things that you have  always wanted. Be wise, and  avoid extravagance. Build, with  an eye to the future, rather than  on your present wishes.  CANCER - June 21 to July 21  Social activity of all kinds will be  the highlight for Cancer individuals this next week. There  should be many friends around  you, and you should have a most'  enjoyable time.  LEO - Jaly 22 to August 21  Leo individuals will be able to  grasp a great deal of understanding in human affairs at this  time. There may have been many  rough spots in your life, but now  is the,time to re-evaluate*your  past.  VIRGO - August 22 to Sept. 21  All persons born under this sign  are now undergoing one of two  things. Either you have reached  the pinnacle of success, or are  experiencing one of the "low"  points in life. In either case, this  marks a "climax" of some kind.  LIBRA  -   Sept.   22   to   Oct.   22  Your future security is now in  your own hands. What you make  out of life from here on depends  entirely upon yourself. You are  given the chance of a -lifetime!  Make it good!  SCORPIO - Oct. 23 to Nov. 21  Life can be very pleasant indeed  for Scorpio perons at this time.  You have been through an astrological 'storm' that is now passed.  Have fun, but be sensible about  it!  SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 Dec 20  Your innermost desires can become a reality now if you will  follow a pattern of living that  experience has shown, is true  and honest. Many people are  ready and willing to help.  CAPRICORN ��� Dec. 21 to Jan. 19  The planets are starting to aid  you in many ways at the present  time. This is an excellent time to  start "new ventures" that can be  completed in a matter of months.  Money should s be coming your  way shortly.  AQUARIUS ��� Jan. 20 - Feb. 18  You will probably be seeing  . many friends and acquaintances  this coming week. Your social life  is under most favourable conditions. This is a good time to  make new plans for the future.  PISCES - Feb. 19 to Mar. 20  Life's "wheel of fortune" is  starting to spin in your favour.  Don't let this go to your head,  but make the most of what it can  bring you at this time. You are  popular and lucky right now!  CBC Radio  Cars and cannibalism  . .��*  Horror stories have a fascination for most of us, monsters  like King Kong get the adrenalin  pulsing through our veins to  create a real high without of  course, any real danger. But how  about the real thing? A real life  horror story, certainly a Canadian  one, maybe even ours, where  the monster is invisible, so  minute as to seem of little importance yet capable of so disrupting our environment or  metabolic make-up as to be fatal  ultimately to life on this planet.  Or is that too close to home for  comfort?  For those who want to know  where we stand on this important  issue of unfriendly chemistry and  quite nasty physics, Ideas 77 on  Sunday at 4:05 p.m. presents a  program called simply "Black  Water, Electric Air" introducing  dioxin, Kepone, Mirex, Fenthro-  thion, cadmium and microwave  radiation with a supporting cast  of harrassed scientists and inadequate legislation. The Sheridan Creek, Williams Lake PCB  story isn't concluded yet - and  legislation to protect citizens depends upon pressures being put  upon governments - industry,  after all, is concerned primarily  with profits for their shareholders. The environment depends  upon us.  Wednesday January 12  Mostly Musk:   10:20 pm . Tudor  Singers   of    Montreal,    Sacred  music  by  J.   S.  Bach,   Schutz,  Debussy,    Beecroft. Secular  music of the Renaissance, mostly  madrigals.  Nightcap: 11:20 pm Weeknights, the Arts with serial readings from Gun for Sale by Graham  Greene.  Eclectic Circus: 12:10 am Weeknights, Bach to Brubeck.  Thursday, January 13  Playhouse: 8:04 pm Champagne  Safari by Otto Lowy,  Part  III,  The mystery unravels.  Jazz Radio-Canada: 8:30 pm  Nimmons   'n'   Nine   Plus   Six.  Joani Taylor.  Mostly Music:   10:20 pm  Hamilton Philharmonic Virtuosi.   Bourgeois Gentilhomme, R. Strauss;  The Entertainer, Ragtime Dance,  Scott Joplin.  Friday January 14  Our Friends the Flickers:    8:04  pm. Quiz for movie buffs.  Mostly Music:    10:20 pm    Vancouver     Symphony     Orchestra.  Petrouchka, Stravinsky.  Saturday January 15  Update:     8:30  am      Round-up  of B. C. Happenings.  Quirks and Quarks:     12:10 Dr.  David   Suzuki   hosts   a   Science  Magazine.  Hot Air: 1:30 pm Johnny Desmond backed by Gene Krupa's  band.  Metropolitan Opera: 2:00 pm  Lucia Di Lammermoor by Donizetti. Starring Beverly Sills as  Lucia.  CBC Stage: 7:05 pm The Codicil  to Mary Purty's Will - number  two of the Kingforks Mythology  by James W. Nichol.  Music West:    8:05 pm  Rennie  Regehr, viola and Jannie Regehr,  piano, in concert.  Part II Festival  Players of Canada perform works  for violin, horn and bassoon by  Danzi, Poison and Adaskin.  Between Ourselves: 9:05 pm  Anthology: 10:05 pm  Music from the Shows:     11:05  pm. The Magnificent Westerns.  Sunday January 16  Ideas 77: 4:05 pm Black Water  and   Electric   Air   -   unfriendly  chemistry and nasty physics.  Special Occasion: 5:05 pm A Bite  ofthe Big Apple - Part II. Paying  .Dues, the Rehearsals.  Symphony Hall: 7:05 pm Toronto  Symphony Orchestra.   Symphony  No 35 Mozart;  Variations on a  theme by Hadyn, Brahms.   Suite  from Carmen,  Bizet;  La Valse,  Ravel.  Symphony World:   8:35 Conductor Erich Leinsdorf.  Concern:   9:05 pm   The production of Good Quality Humans -  The drama of decisions over life  and death in the neo-natal ward.  Monday January 17  Dr.     Bundolo's     Pandemonium  Medecine Show:  8:04 pm Satire,  comedy.  The Great Canadian Gold Rush:  8:30 pm Studio session with  Kent Fiddy. Part II Profile of  Jimi Hendrix.  Mostly Music: 10:20 pm CBC  Vancouver Chamber Orchestra.  All Canadian program. Primrose  in Paradise, Healey; Bassoon  Concerto, Weinzweig; Variations  on the Prairie Settlers Song,  Turner.  Tuesday January 18  Mostly Music: 10:20 pm National  Arts Centre Orchestra, Lioria  Boyd, guitar. Guitar Concerto,  Vivaldi, Music for Dancing, Beck-  with, Fantasia, Rodrigo.  Again this week to Ray Boothroyd 's Twilight Theatre come  movies which are widely divergent in their types and subject  matter. On Thursday, Friday,  and Saturday, January 13th-15th,  Ron Howard stars in Eat My  Dust, a comedy which features a  wildly funny car chase. From  Sunday to Wednesday, January  16th-19th, the movie is Survive  which is the gripping story of how  some members of a college rugby  team managed to survive a plane  crash in the Andes Mountains  of South America.  Eat My Dust is described as a  really fast comedy in which speed  is the essential ingredient. The  good-natured and fast-moving  comedy romp stars Christopher  Norris as well as Ron Howard.  >  KONHOWAW  ftttmitkilt*  She will be remembered for her  appearance in Summer of '42.  Survive is gripping, and in  ��� some places horrifying as it reconstructs the struggle for survival of the young men in the  Andes Mountains after the plane  crash. Some scenes of their  struggle for survival deal with  cannibalism and the movie is not  recommended for the squeamish  or the young. It is nonetheless  a well-made and memorable  movie that hews close to the real  story. ���������:  Great Time for Jigsaw Puzzle  lovers, for those nice long cosy  evenings.   Miss Bee's, Secheltl  ^i* *X* ��A* *&* ����&* ^�� *A�� *X^ *X* *X^ ^A* ^aV ��J* +X? "��1~SJ  *��* **f* ^* ^* ^^ *^* *s* ^t* *^* ^^ ^^ ^^m *T* *^ ^fc*rt  <C r>*  Thurs. Fri. Sat.     *  Jan.   13,14,15.  8:00 pm  The Mildest  ear chase  ever filmed-  see cart, truck*, boats,  buildings destroyed!  A Robert StiK��*Ood Jnd Attar.  UflN^  ������SURVIVE'" by CI-  -CAUTION-  Sun.Jv/ldn. Tues. Wed.  [Jan. 16,17,18,19.  At 8:00 p.m.  Warning:  fScenes of Cannabilism.  ^  ���t>'f*ati ta ���**���������) .mi*  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Gibsons  886-2827  ATTIC ANTIQUES  Will be closed  for Holidays  Re-open ing January 14  'i.-:  BILL BLACK ROOFING  ���&&&$$*  4?  *   '   ^  ^    * " ***  s+m*r',  ''-**fc\  Under   New   Management  i/  Re-Roofing on  Asphalt, Shakes, Tar and Gravel  Commercial, Industrial & Residential Repairs  Box 281,  Gibsons   -   886-7320  ���i Coast News, January 11,1977  \  Indian  Art  /  Some of the pieces of the collection of Indian Art that  Red and White manager Ron Johnson has acquired over  the past five years.  The totem pictured is one of the last  pieces carved by carver Reg Paul ofthe Sechelt Reserve.  Ron Johnson, manager of the  Red and White supermarket in  Sechelt, has \ColIected over the  past five years one of the finest  collections of Indian art extant.  They include woven Indian  baskets, paddles of red and  yellow cedar, and some of the  last totems. carved by carver'  Reg Paul of the Sechelt Indian  Reserve.  Johnson says he got the collection almost accidentally and  certainly had never intended in  the beginning to amass the collection that he has. Some of the  baskets in his private collection  are almost 100 years old. Most of  the artifacts have been collected  from the Sechelt, Powell River,  and Mount Curry areas but one  basket which he found on the  west coast of Vancouver Island  is probably in excess of 100 years  old since they haven't been made  in 100 years.  Many of Johnson's artifacts  are hanging on display in his Red  and White Food Store.  DOgWOOd   TakeOUt   by Terry Karkabe  When I came to work Friday  morning I had no idea that I  would spend Friday evening attempting to write a column entitled "Dogwood Takeouts".  However, having recently taken  pen in hand to write a letter  home for the first time in four  years, I felt ready to tackle darn  near anything, and so when Mr.  Burnside popped the fatal question I, as is my habit when answering vital questions while  frying hamburgers said "yeah  "sure, no problem". No sooner  did those words leave my lips  than Burnside was halfway up  the Co-op parking lot leaving me  with a Saturday morning deadline and a 10 year old C minus  in English Grammar from good  old Riverside High School in  Windsor Ontario.  ^ Eagles  So...mmmm...er, ah, well...  And yes folks there it was, staring  me right m ^e eYc f��T ^e ^Kt  time since I last wrote my mother,  that great burning question  mark, floating in the evening sky  which brings all would-be columnists to their knees leaving them  staring at the wall with both feet  firmly imbedded in their mouth.  What in God's name would I  write about? Well, I thought  and I thought and then I remembered my old English teacher  (a nice man named Mr. Clifford  who once said, "I love everybody, I just love some people  more than others.") telling me to  write about the last thing that  bugged you for more than fifteen  minutes.  So here it is, the last thing that  bugged me for more than fifteen  minutes. (In fact its still bothering me, and will probably continue to do so for some time to  come.)  Just before Christmas there  was a couple I had never seen  before in the Cafe. The place  was full and when they saw that  other people were helping themselves to coffee, followed suit  and sat down in a corner to take  a load off their feet and quietly  sip their coffee.  It is important that you picture  this couple in your mind as everyday people, people just like  people you know and love, minding their own business and  quietly drinking coffee, in a corner of a strange cafe.  When the opportunity arose I  made my way quietly to the table  and standing directly behind the  .gentleman asked him if he or his  lady would care for something  to eat. He twisted his neck and  looked guiltily up at me, stammered a few syllables and then,  without having looked at the  menu or asking his wife, he  blurted out in a strangled voice  that he would have two bacon,  lettuce and tomatoe sandwiches  and it occured to me as soon as  he said it that he really didn't  want anything to eat, that he'd  only wanted a quiet coffee and a  short rest before continuing on  his way to wherever.  It struck me then that this poor  guy was just doing his bit to be a  good consumer - doing what was.  expected of him and reacting to  the horrid buy, buy, buy, use it ;  up and buy a new one philosophy,  thrust upon him day in and day  out from a thousand different  sources.  I felt guilty myself making  those B.L.T.'s and it has bothered  me ever since. I'd just, like to  make it clear that you can say  "No thanks" in the Dogwood.  IS IN YOUR HANDS  Legion  elections  The   Royal   Canadian   Legion,  Branch   109,   Gibsons   held  its    inaugural    meeting    on  Saturday,  January   8th,   1977,  and   elected   its   new   slate   ,  of officers.  For 1977 D. MacNeil is named  President.      The   First   and  Second     Vice-Presidents     are  D. Black and R. Wray.    The  Executive  Committee  is  comprised   of   Merv.    Mezner,  Dan   Dawe,    Al   Pajak,    Bill  Edney, Jim Mair.     The  Service   Officer   will   be   Leon  Arthur; T.  Burton,  Secretary;  and B. Chester is the Sergeant-  at-Arms.  The Ladies Auxiliary of the  Legion also elected their slate  of officers for the coming  year. The President of the  Ladies Auxiliary is Gladys  Sluis. Louise Hume is named  as First Vice-President; Tilly  Knolwles is the Treasurer.  The following ladies have been  named to the Executive Committee of the Ladies Auxiliary: Marion Alsager, Jooyce  Suveges, and Liz Topham.  Catherine Long is the Secretary and . the Sergeant-  at-Arms is Lena Cleland.  The business of the meeting -  slated to start at 8.30 P.M. -  proceeded with dispatch.  When Coast News photographer Ian Corrance arrived  at 8.45 P.M. with his camera  the whole room stood to attention -but not for Corrance.  He had arrived just in time  for the singing of the national  anthem and the first words  he heard were the President's:  "This   meeting   is   adjourned.  FORMAL OPENING CEREMONIES:  CHATELECH JUNIOR SECONDARY    I  . and   . i  ELPHINSTONE SECONDARY SCHOOL  The formal opening ceremonies for these schools  will take place on Saturday, January 15th, 1977:  Chatelech at 2:30 p.m.  Elphinstone at 7:00 p.m.  The Public are warmly invited to attend, tour the  facilities, partake'of refreshments and generally  participate in these important public events. :  Board of School Trustees  School District No. 46 (Sechelt)  Have some  news ?  The Sunshine Coast News  welcomes social, church, and  entertainment news and announcements for clubs, lodges,  hospital groups, and service  clubs.  Remember the deadline for  announcements and press releases is Saturday noon. Mail  items to P.O. Box 460, Gibsons.  Clearance  SALE  Continues  Helen's     V  Fashions and Flowers  1598 Marine Drive, Gibsons. 886-9941  i - ���������   :'-i  ml^m-  Reg - '7.29  Sale '5.99  Frampton  Happy New Year!  We're Here in the new  Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons,  Doobies  BEST Of Ttif DOOBIfS.  SOUND LTD  Rod Stewart  886-9111  *  til  '/  I  Reg  Sale  - '8.99  - '6.99  Reg-'7.29  Sale-55.99  Elton John Special  Abba Greatest Hits  Nazareth  Reg - '7.29  Sale - '5.99  Best of KC & the Sun Band  ���>:  We also carry a selection of Classi- %  cal; Jazz & Children's music.   If we ���?  don't have it in stock, we'll try to S  get it for you!  Reg-'7.29  Sale - '5.99  Country  Sunshine  Reg - $7.98    Cassettes  Sale -'5.99 Spec. $4.99  ELO  x*x*X'X��x-X'X��x-x��x.:.x.:x  Nana Mouskouri  ���:���.���������>������-���.���  Wings Over America  Reg - '7.98  Sale '5.99  Paul Anka  Reg-'7.98  Sale '5.99  Sale - '2.99  Steve Miller  2 Rec. Set  Reg - '9.98  Sale - '6.99  3 Rec. Set  Reg -'16.98  Sale-'13.99  Sale-'2.99  We would like to take this opportunity to express our  appreciation and sincere thanks to all the good people who  helped us in creating TJ's Sound Ltd.  Terry and Jennifer Thompson  Reg - '7.98  Sale '5.99  Chicago  I  ~T=leg - '7.98  Sale -'5.99  Reg'-'7.98.  Sale - '5.99  5L uore-M.w OBie - "9.9ST  1  t��  x i. Coast News, January 11,1977  Hockey  Visitors  Coming  [That's Sam Casey almost seen making a save in the recent  | game between the locals and the Port Moody team. After  'giving a good account of themselves the local lads lost  their composure in the last five minutes, allowing four  unanswered goals and losing the match 10-4.  {Local hockey team earns praise  ���      '��� by Constantine Maragos  : Port Moody vs Sechelt All-Stars  "This is a fine team, these  kids can skate, shoot and hit.  [Nothing is really lacking on this  team. They could compete in  our league and easily place 3rd  or 4th."  These favorable comments by  Bruce Wright, coach of the Port  |Moody Juvenile Hockey team, did  not alter the fact that the Sechelt  team was whipped10 - 4.   Nor  did it wipe out the cheap penalties  'the locals took in the third period  ^&eojfrex.W��r&losing J>y��� only 1  t$oa|andI still-in thegame..  Sechelt got behind in the first,  bounced back in the second, but  in the third they were just simply  out classed.  Falling behind 3 - 0, Kelly  Bodnarek got things going in  the second when he got the puck  back to the point where Dave  Lamb wasted no time in firing  it past goalie Don Whitlaw at  13:45. 9 seconds later Sechelt  was caught on a 3 on 1, and Gene  Murray of Port Moody popped  the puck past the sprawling Sam  Casey.  With the score 4 - 1, Kelly  Bodnarek and Rory Walker closed  the gap at 11:31 and 9:59 of the  second.  Sechelt .continued applying  pressure and kept the Port Moody  team from making any solid rush.  With 31 seconds left in the  second period, Timo Falibve  got the eventual winner for Port  Moody as Sechelt got caught  again on a 2 on 1.  In the 3rd period Sechelt continued to make a game out of it  as the hustling Bob Dixon slid  the puck in from a backhand to  make it 5 -4 at 14:10.  Unfortunately, the locals lost  their composure in the third as  Bob Dixon and Kelly Bodnarek  each got a game misconduct.  ��� In the final 3V4_ minutes, Se-:-  chelt   goalie   S^m'TCasey "was'.  beaten by four picture goals as  the defense just fell apart.  Port Moody was outshot 31 -  24, but many of the Sechelt  shots were from long range. The  visitors only brought up two  lines because some players had  to work. Gene Murray and Timo  Falibre of Port Moody each  earned a hat trick and figured in  9 out of the 10 goals.  Bruce Wright commented on  the excellent ice condition but  had something else to say about  the officiating. "The team is  good, the guys on the team are  good, but you got to do something  about that officiating.''': ."', .  The Sunshine Coast Ice Arena  is going to host a couple of special  visiting hockey teams, in the  coming weeks. A N.H.L. old-  timer team will play a Sechelt  All-Star team at 1:00 p.m. at the  arena on February 6th and then  later in the month a team selected  from the B. C. Lions Football  Club will play two games at the  arena on Saturday, February 26th  and Sunday, February 27th.  Among the N.H.L. Oldtimers  contingent will be goalies George  Gardner, who played a couple of  seasons with the Vancouver  Canucks, and Long John Henderson who starred with the Boston  Bruins team of the late fifties  and early sixties. Other prominent names on the team are  Larry Cahan who had a long  career with the New York Rangers, and Billy McNeil who played  for the Detroit Red Wings and the  Vancouver Canucks.  The B. C. Lions team will  include Eric Guthrie, Jim Young,  Barry Ardern, Barry Houlihan,  Al Wilson, Mark McDowell, Ted  Dushinski, John McDowell,  Terry Bailey, Ray Nettles and  Rick Cassatta.  ������������������������  Courthouse Squares  TNE MAN WHO  BOASTS OF  NEVER MAKING  A MISTAKE CAN'T  FIND MUCH ELSE  '  TO BRAG ABOLTT.  Curling - On the Rocks     Cougars Basketball  'f; The "holidays jare over and  we're into the second half of the  bowling season and although the  rust showed a bit there were  big games rolled in every league.  The Classic League started things  off with Gwen Edmonds rolling  av304 single, Ken. Skytte a 307  single and Freeman Reynolds a  312 single. Ralph Roth was the  top! gun with a four game total  6f963.  X In the Ball & Chain League  Gail Mulcaster rolled a 342 single  and three game total of 719 and  freeman Reynolds rolled a 329  single and 747 for three.  7 In the Phuntastique League  Henry Hinz finally got untracked  $ith a 323 single and 799 for  three. In the same league, Art  flolden had a 310 single and  Brian Anderson had a 317 single.  Good games!  f: High Games: Classic: Gwen  Edmonds 304-838, Freeman Reynolds 312-910, Ken Skytte 307-  949, Ralph Roth 298-963. Tues.  (Coffee: Marney Qually 232-635,  parol Duffus 236-650; Trudy Baba  |43-655; Dot Robinson 249-668,  Carol Tetzlaff 261-683. Gibsons  JA': Kathy; Clark 228-632, Ev  Ifaackay 268-639, Henry Hinz 233-  ��36, Art Holden 233-641. Wed.  toffee: Hazel Skytte 268-640,  fenny McClymont 290-656,  Carole Skytte 234-661, Tena  Youdell 288-796. Ball & Chain:  fconnie * KicCotanell 282-686,  fcianne Fitchell 282-690, Gail  Mulcaster 342-719, Freeman Reynolds 329-747. Phuntastique:  |haron Kraus > 223-630, Brian  Anderson 317-663, Art Holden  ��10t733, Brian Eldredge 283-  j��55; Henry Hinz 323-799. Legion:  feahette Maerz 290-628, Trish  Bitting 227-648, Terry Rhodes  275:622, Gary Fitchell 248-657,  fcen Skytte 236-694, Jim Skinner  !>?86-709i Freeman Reynolds 291-  *&07L\ V..:''  by Harry Turner  Curling is back in swing again  after the holidays. The club got  over the holiday season . very  peacefully this year. The New  Years do had about 80 persons  present. We would like to thank  the ladies who made the food.  From our point of view the evening was very successful. Those  we talked to had a good time and  that is pleasing to know.  This coming Saturday, the high  school kids are having a bonspiel  % with teams from Powell River,  Sechelt, Vancouver and Burnaby  participating. This weekend a  group of 4 from the high school  league are going to Vancouver to  attend the zone, playdowns for  the B. C. High School Boys  Championship. Good luck fellows!  On the following week the pulp  mill is having its playoffs at the  club to determine who will represent them for the Tri Mill  Spiel in Prince George.  The ladies have a bonspiel  coming up , over Valentines.  Marlene Bjornson has the information for those who are interested.  Our own big invitational spiel  is also coming up on February  18, 19, and 20, so get your  rink in. Talk it up in other clubs  that you visit as well. The more  outside rinks we have, the better  our spiel should be. Contact  Ron Lacey or Ken Krintila if  you are interested in that one.  The regular writer of this  column, Pat Edwards, is under  the weather this week but I  know she is itching to get better  so she can get curling again.  Get better Pat! We miss you.  Teams from the Burnett and  Pemberton   High   Schools   com  petod    against    Elphinstone  In   weekend   basketball   games  at the Elphinstone gymnasium.  The    high-lighted    game    was  the  second  clash  between  the  senior boys'  Elphinstone   team  and Pemberton.      After  losing  to Pemberton the night, before,  61-47,   the   Cougars   got   sweet  revenge    as    Dave    Brackett's  sixteen points lifted the Cougars  to a 56-53 win.     Other high  scorers   ere   Ryan   Mathews  netting twelve, Brian Partridge  scoring   fifteen,    and    Brace  Gibb with eight points.  In other basketball  action  the  Junior  girl   Congettes   defeated  Pemberton    35-26,    and    the  senior girls dumped Pemberton  36-26.  Burnett   School   of  Richmond  whipped   the  Junior   girls   of  Elphinstone 53-19.  The   win  by   the   senior   boys  team   broke   an   eleven   game  losing streak.  SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 46 (SECHELT)  The Inaugural meeting of the Board of School  Trustees for 1977 will be held on Thursday, January  13th, 1977, in the Library of Gibsons Elementary  School, Gibsons, commencing at 7:30 p.m.  Following the regular business session, Mr. John  Lowther, Department of Education, will comment on  "Goals of the Core Curriculum''. Ail interested  members of the public are invited to attend.  <:���'  Sound Construction  tv- x   --:x:-x\x  Car pen ter-Con tractor  ..-: x    .-:v7-"77'.  .7   Interior Finishing  ..., n ��� ���-��� -v: ���'  House. Framing  Concrete Form Work  Gary Wallinder   886-2316  Box-920       Gibsons  x:  British Columbia  Assessment Authority  In accordance with Section 37 Subsection 12 of the.  Assessment Act notice is hereby given that the Court  of Revision set up to hear appeals against the Real  Property Assessment Roll for School District No. 46  comprising:  -Village of Gibsons v  -Village of Sechelt  "-.Rural  Area of Vancouver Collection   District  within School District No. 46  will hold its first sitting on Tuesday, February 1st,  1977, at 10:00 a.m. at the following address-  Village Off ice of the Village of Gibsons  1490 South Fletcher Road  Gibsons, B. C.  R. C. Winterburn  Area Assessor  Ask  for this  folder  from our  representative,  who will be at:  Bella Beach Motel,  Sechelt. Tel: 885-9561  On Wed nesday, Jan uary 19th.  If you require financing to start, modernize or  expand your business and are unable to  obtain it elsewhere on reasonable terms and  conditions or if you are interested in the  FBDB management services of counselling  and training or wish information on  government programs available for your  business, talk to our representative.  FEDERAL  BUSINESS  DEVELOPMENT BANK  Opening new doors to small business.  New Library Books  Some interesting new volumes  have made their appearance on  the shelves of the Gibsons Public  Library. On the Adult Fiction  shelves the two new books are  The Nonsuch Lure by Mary Luke  and The MIttenwald Syndicate by  Frederick Nolan.  On the Non-fiction shelves  under Biography the new volumes are Roots, by Alex Haley;  The Flight of the Mind, by Virginia Woolf; Finding my Father  by Rod McKuen; and Expatriate,  by James  M.  Mihifie.     Under  Canadiana on the shelves is A  Seagull's Cry, by Maud Emery.  The Heart of a Stranger, by Margaret Laurence and Hie WecU  Before, by Ruth . Montgomery  appear on the General shelves.  Three other books - Victorian  Sentimental Jewellery, by Diana  Cooper and Norman Gattershill;  The life of the Mountains, by  Maurice Brooks; and Seven  Arrows by Hyemeyohsts - appear  on the Hobbies, Natural History,  and People and Places shelves  respectively.  Those    Beautiful    round    tobfe  dotfas  from   Sweden  are  back  asjalu, HsaJted ijiinUHly onty.  Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  * 1* "V ^* *!* 3|* ^tv*!* ��(C S(C 5|C 3gC 5gC 3JC 3j�� 5jC  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 886-2812  CO-OP  Budget  Stretchers  Canada A-1, A-2   2001b. ave.  BEEF SIDES  Saw Cut Only, Wrap Your Own  Cut, wrapped,  frozen  lb.89*  lb.79*  GROUND BEEF  SIDE BACON  �� lb. 59*  1 lb. Pkg.  1.39  Ass't Co-op Fancy  PEAS ufi.oz. 30*  Co-op  MARGARINE 3lb ^     '1.25  Co-op Fancy  APPLE SAUCE i4��:��- 29*  Co-op    ;  ORANGE CRYSTAIS "����2 6^��z  69*  Tomato  JUICE::'Ccw,PFan6y-  48fl.oz.  69*  Mexican  TOMATOES  ^poouc.  Can.#1  ORANGES  B. C. Grown  PEARS Can Fancy  lb.  39*  6lbs/*1.00  .2 lb/49*  Co-op Choice  TOMATOES  Co-op  SARDINES "on  Hereford  CORNED BEEF  Cream of Mushroom  SOUP  Quaker Quick  ROLLED OATS  Nabob Instant  COFFEE  Kraft Single  CHEESE SLICES  Co-op Facial  TISSUE 2Ply-200 s  Rowntree  CHOCOLATE BARS *-����  19fl.oz.  31/4fl.OZ.  12oz.  10fl.oz.  51b.  10 oz.  2 lb.  2/73*  25*  *1.09  4/89*  ��1.53  $2.89  *2.99  59*  *1.59  ig&z**^  CO-OP  Prices Effective:  Thurs. Fri. Sat.  V Jan. 13,14,15.  ^ We reserve the right  to limit quantities.  YOUR FdOD SERVICE CENTRE  Phone 886-2522 Gibsons, B. C.  4 qnv*fw��OT����n  8.  Coast News, January 11,1977  x  BBH  FREE CLASSIFIED ADS  Coming  Events  Announcements    Opportunities  Lunch hour exercises to begin  Jan. 10th in Sechelt (Mon. Wed.  & Thurs.) 12 noon to 1 p.m. in  Sechelt Indian Band Hall.  Jan. 11th in Gibsons Health Unit  (Tues. & Fri.) Information:  Fitness Service 885-3611.   AIR BRAKE COURSE  The next Air Brake course starts  on Jan. 28th. Fee $60. for 24  hours, incl. test & manual. For  registration: 886-2225, Karin  Hoemberg, Centre for Continuing  Education.  CANCER FACTS FOR WOMEN  On Jan. 13th, Thursday at 7:30  pm Dr. Gerring will give a lecture  on the pertinent facts about cancer. Chatelech Jr. Secondary  School, Music Room, no fee.  BINGO  Every Monday night at  8:00 p.m., R. C. Legion  Branch 109 (Gibsons).  Basement Sale 1!  1748 N. Fletcher Rd. Saturday,  Jan. 15th, 2 - 4 pm.   Used furniture, household articles.  OPENING SOON  Thrift Store in Gibsons  Clothes & misc. items.  Prices to  suit everyone.   Watch the paper  for opening date.  PUBLIC BINGO <  Opening date - Thurs. Feb. 3rd  Place: "Harmony Hall"  Harmony Lane, Gibsons  Coffee Bar in service, snacks.  Time:    8:00 p.m.     Experienced  callers. Come one, Come all .  Dance Classes for Adult Beginners. Classical Ballet Wed. at  11:00 am. Jazz Dance Thurs.  11:00 am. at the Twilight Theatre  For details call Jean Milward  Tap Dancing, boys & girls.  886-2531  Jan. & Feb. Special extra Vt Price  item for having a LeVay fashion.  party in your home.    Ina Grafe  885-9761  Announcements  Joan Robb: Hope your stay in  hospital is a short one, get well  soon.  BOOKKEEPING FOR BUSINESS  PEOPLE  Four spaces are still available in  this class starting on Jan. 17th in  Elphinstone. Registration:  886-2225,      Karin      Hoemberg,  Centre for Continuing Education.  Support Peninsula Recycling with  your glass (cleaned), tin (cleaned  with ends & labels removed),  (crushed if possible) and paper  (bundled if possible). Depots at  Sunnycrest Plaza, Lower Gibsons,  Sechelt on Porpoise Bay Rd.  Roberts Creek by P.O., Madeira  Park, Garden Bay and Egmont.  885-3811 for more information.  .Women's Centre: Drop-in Centre  lending library, workshops, crafts  [Crises & information: open Tues.  through Sat. 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Roberts Creek behind Post Office  phone 885-3711.  Sunshine Coast Youth Think Tank  Are you interested? 886-9443  We believe in independent investigation of truth. Come to a  Baha'i Fireside, Friday evenings  at 8:00 pm. and present your  ideas on this and other subjects.  1770 Bals Lane, earner of Seaview  Road. Just 5 min. up from  Gibsons village centre. All ages,  races, creeds welcome. 886-9443  Would you like an alternative to  drinking on Friday night? Come  and hear about the Universal  House of Justice. Baha'i Fireside  Friday evening at 8:00 p.m.,  1770 Bal's Lane - 886-9443.   All Welcome 1   Love all the world a little every  day!  Tomorrow may be too late I  Observation  Imagination  Consultation  Co-operation  Action!  Don't live a wooden life. Our  ancestors dreamed ��� or you  wouldn't be reading this in a comfortable existence. By sharing  with all mankind we insure our  continuation and progress forward. Baha'is of the Sunshine  Coast. 886-2078 886-9443 and  485-4138  Would anyone who entered tka  Sechelt Agencies Ltd. contest by  Dec. 31st 1976 phone George  Floras at the Parthenon 885-9769.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  For Roberts Creek Area, Red  Cross - Knitting, crocheting,  wool supplied. Wopien's Centre  Peer Counselling, answering  phone etc. For info call Volunteer  Service - 885-3821   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Make your life more fullfilling,  share yourself as a leader or  assistant leader to Guides,  Brownies, Scouts or Cubs,  through your Volunteer Service   88S-3821  The Open Bible Store  (and library),Marine Drive,  Gibsons.  Hours: Tues. 1-5 p.m.  Fri.   4-6   p.m.,   S*.   1-5   p.m.  Bible Study  7:30 Saturday nights.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Children keep us feeling young,  share yourself with the children  at the Jack & Jill Play School ar  the Jack & Jill Play School or the  Wilson Creek Day Care Centre.  Call Volunteer Service 885-3821  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Enjoy books? This this is for you!  Experienced librarians needed  for Port Mellon & Sechelt areas.  Contact your Volunteer Service  885-3821  Moved to Vancouver, but still  buying swords, knives, guns,  armour, watches, gold & silver  jewellery, sterling flatwaie,  medals, ships models, carvings,  diamonds and other precious  stones. Same policy prevails-  send articles to us, tell us what  you want, and if we can pay your  price, we will-if not wiD return  goods, prepaid; or bring them  yourself to #1008, 935 Marine  Drive, (Park Regal Towers),  West Van. or phone 922-9508  eves, (not collect). Hugh Wea-  therby.   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Do you care what happens?  Probation sponsors work with  people in trouble by providing a  stable and mature friendship,  stable and mature friendship,  give someone a helping hand.  ' Call your Volunteer Service at   885-3821   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Share your talents with someone  who needs you. Arts & crafts,  music to entertain with. Group  Home, Sunshine School would  enjoy these benefits. For info  call your Volunteer Service   885-3821   Opportunities  ^^^������^^^     �����.^^���-  Babysitter, 2 or 3 afternoons a  week at my home. 886-7839  Jordan Carpets requires a part-  time agent to cover the Sunshine  Coast. Some experience in carpet  sales or installations would be an  asset. Write Jordans, 702 6th  Ave. New Westminster or phone  for appointment: Mr. Bradbury  at 522-4621      Stuff envelopes, $25.00 per hundred, start immediately. Free  details. Send stamped, setf-  addressed envelope. J.I.S.T.  P.O. Box 173, Dundas, Ont.  PART-TIME INSTRUCTORS  Part-time instructors wanted for  the following subjects: Basic  House wiring, Beekeeping, cooking, Photography, and Spanish.  Please call 886-2225, Co-ordinator  Karin Hoemberg, School Board  office. ���  EXPANDING CANADIAN  OIL COMPANY  Needs   dependable   person   for  industrial sales territory.   No relocation.   We are an expanding  AAA-1   firm   established   since  1933.   Liberal commissions plus  bonus and opportunity for advancement.   For personal interview  write a letter and tell me about  yourself.    B. B. Hendrix, Sales  Manager,   Southwestern   Petroleum   Canada   Ltd.,   Box   789,  Ft. Worth, Texas. 76101.  SacheH A_e_cfas Lai.  Dm. 31st,  1976  florae at the Pill�����>��-��Ht.  Coast News  Action Liar  - 886-7817  Get your free copy of the new  Radio Shack catalogue at J&C  Electronics, Cowrie St., Sechelt.  DEALERS OR AGENTS  WANTED  Minimum investment. Al-  terrain vehicle (motorcycle-type  with two-wheel drive) Easily  traverses snow, muskeg, and  mud. Ideal for hunting or fishing  enthusiasts to sell from home or  shop. Fully auto., easy to sefl to  ranchers, surveyers, lodges, fire-  fighting, search and rescue,  exploring, etc. etc. No experience necessary. Contact P.O.  Box 5927, Station A. Calgary,  Alberta.       11/2/76  Work Wonted  For explosive requirements,  dynamite, electric or regular  caps, B line E cotd and safety  fuse contact R. Nimmo Cemetary Rd. Gibsons. Phone 896-  7778. Howe Sound Fanners  Institute.  HIGH FUEL COSTS  Peerless Tree Services Ltd. will  turn your problem trees into firewood. $18.00 per cord. We do  danger tree falling, topping and  limbing roo. Expert insured work  'Know the cost before you start'  Call us at 885-2109. Free estimates. John Risbey.  Cat and/or backhoe available for  land clearing, road buidkig,  drainage ditches, waterlines, etc.  Call 886-9633 or 886-9365.  JOHN'S  LANDSCAPING  ��� instant  lawns  or  lawn and garden.  ��� Maintenance  ��� Complete    oohcra���   and  stone work.  ��� Tree pruning  ��� Sreenad topsoil  ��� Bark mulch and shrubbery  ��� Complete Una of fencing  886-7152  Ceneat Worfc,ft_BtCeaatracu��i  886-2530  886-9041  Your PICTURES FRAMED and  mounted from Artistic Woodwork  stock. Matboards. Non-glare and  regular glass. Needlepoint a  speciality. 1450 Sechelt Inlet Rd.  Porpoise Bay, Sechelt.  885-9573.  Mature woman will do odd jobs  or permanent work. 886-8067  1 Ton Truck for hire, light moving  and hauling, clean-ups & clean-  outs. Call 886-9294.  SUNCO PRINTING  Located    in    the    Coast    News  building.  For   all   your   printing   needs  Letterheads  ���        Envelopes  ���  Business Cards ���Catalogues ���  Labels ��� Wedding Invitations ���  ��� Rubber Stamps ���  886-7614 Bus. Res. 885-9737  For Sale  Our new free Classified policy:  Ads are automatically  published for two weeks.  The deadline is FRIDAY NOON.  if you wish a repeat please phone in.  Commercial Advertising is 200 per agate line  Property listings are $2.00 each.  J  Good riding Registered Half Arab  brood mare, throws good foals,  reasonable. 883-2660 eves.  Asah'i Pentax SP500 55 mm  F2 lens, $130.00 Ask for Ian,  Day 883-2332, Eve. 883-2255  TV antenna & Rotor mast, leads  etc. $65.00.886-9249   Men's golf clubs, complete with  bag & folding cart, hardly used,  a bargain at $60.00.886-8098  4   fishing    rods,    throwing    &  mooching, complete with tackle  and box.  A bargain  at  $25.00   886-8098  Good mixed hay to clear, $1.50  a bale, minimum 20 bales, call   886-2887   Brand new Size 8 lace party dress  lined with pink taffeta. 885-2443  Danby 10 cu. ft. upright freezer,  Propane regulator, Vi" pieces of  copper pipe, cassette player  1200 volts inclu. car bracket,  working order $20.00, Down  draught swivel chimney for single  9" wide flue $35.00. 885-9662  Men's new 3 speed bike, new,  Raleigh, superb cond. New:  $175.00, now $110.00. 886-8098  Portable Black & White TV in  working order, 886-7090   Ithaca lever action Rifle, 22 cal.  $110.00 o.b.o. One Smith &  Wesson 9mm Parabellum semi-  auto, pistol, holster, ammo &  cleaning kit $250.00 o.b.o. Both  in excellent cond. Phone John  at 886-7602.   Charter membership to Sunshine  Coast Golf Club, $300. 886-8098  Two tires,  145-14 XAS tube, 2  type snow tires, Michelin Radial   886-2821   One table, two chairs, 885-3348  Kenmore 100V Dryer in nice  cond. $125.00. 885-9750   Antique heater in good condition  listed in Sears cataloge at $349'.  Will sell for $100. 886-8098  ��� Bill Reid Prints  ���  Killer whale, Salmon, Grizzly   885-3974 ^_  Craig cassette with excellent  speakers $60.00, 14 x 16 canvas  tent with wooden frame $390.00,  5%" Lucus headlights, used  about 6 hours $30.00 o.b.o.  Reply Box 20, Coast News  Skis,  boots  size  12,  and  poles   885-3496   Household items for sale, must  sell. 886-9469   Queensize mattress & box spring,  $65.00. 886-7559   New 14" color portable TV set,  won in a contest $350.886-7097  Wlp pay aasee than 3>/*% to sell  yrh���e?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  One 100 lb. propane tank, $35.00   886-9076 .  G.E. Elec. range, delux model,  white, 6 yrs. old, perfect cond.  $150.00 o.b.o. Single bed, no  mattress $5.00. 886-7218  Boys standard bicycle, 26" wheel,  $50.00. 886-7963   Like new Kenmore dishwasher,  avacado, perfect shape $200.00,  Kenmore vacuum $25.00, Hoover  upright vacuum, perfect shape  $40.00. 886-2512   Kayak paddles $4.00, Scuba pro  jet fins $12.00, Skate board $8.00,  Lloyds AM/FM portable radio  $15.00, Suede leather coat  $20.00. Call 883-9147   Custom built steel, wood burning  stoves. From $275.00.  The Gibsons All Nighter  100 Year Guarantee    886-2808   Weber  Piano   for  sale,   totally  refinished      &     reconditioned.   886-2783   26" B/W TV with cabinet, good  working cond. $30.00, 2 Directors  chairs $15.00 each, G.E. hair  dryer, new $10.00.886-2513  For Sale: My services as a prof-  fessional Exterminator. Certified  7 yrs. exper. in the control of  fungus, insects, rodents and  odors. North Island Pest Control.  885-3606  Wanted  For Rent  Travel  Pets  Chocolate point Siamese kittens,  trained & ready to go to loving  homes. $25.00-885-2443  Orange   long-haired    adult   cat  LOST   Dec.   29th.       REWARD  885-3356     .  Odds & ends of hardwood boards,  furniture, desk etc Senior citizen  woodworking hobbyist will pick  up. Please call collect, Jack Elliot  Garden Bay, 883-9048.  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  fir-helm-ced.  L&K LUMBER  (North Share) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creeks  WANTED  Course ideas and Instructors  It you are interested in a course  not included in the Cont. Ed.  Program, or if you are knowled-  gable or experienced in any  appropriate subject and would  like to teach these skills to other  adults call Karin Hoemberg at  the School Brd Office 886-2225.  Fresh Fish & Brown Eggs   885-9662   Good used mobile C.B. antenna  with   proper   length   of   coaxial  cable.   Reasonable, call John at  886-7602  Tail-gate and cab side windows  for 1964 Chev Pick-up. 885-2481  Medium sized chest Deep Freeze  not in working order. WiU pick  up. Reasonable price, call  886-9378  Timber wanted plus alder.  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.   Used large size plastic or tin  flowerpots. 885-9662  Duplex in Gibsons, 2bdrm. fridge  & stove, elec. heat, well insulated  Immed. Occupancy. $175.00 per  mo. 886-7218  ���  ���  Tantalus Apartment for rent,  furn. & unfurn. Wall to wall,  accessories 886-9544.  Small trailer - suitable for one  person. $135.00 inclusive. Plus  propane. Bonnie Brook 886-2887  or 886-9033.   GRANTHAMS: Duplex,2bdrm.,  newly redecorated, nice view  $190.00 per mo. indudes utilities,  avail, immed. 886-7218  2 Room housekeeping suite.  Plus two sleeping rooms, phone  886-7835   Room & Board avail, at Bonniebrook Lodge. Meals & services  incl. laundry. $275. per month.  Private room.. 886-9033. Gower  Point ocean beach esplanade.  Maple Crescent Apartments  1662 School Rd'. Gibsons. Suites  for rent. Cablevision, paddng  clost to schools and shopping.  Reasonable rent. Apply suite  103A.  FOR RENT  DELUXE TO WPBOUSES  1564 sq. ft. of finished floor area,  3 bdrms, plus large family room  and rec. area, W/W carpets. Deluxe Tappen range, ample parking on blacktop, all for only  $300. per month. These good  family homes are located on 1650  School Road, between School Rd.  and Wyngart Rd. in Gibsons.  For    further   information    call:  Sea-Air Estates 886-2137 or  Safeco Builders Ltd. 663-3291 or  eves. 253*9293  YOUR GATEWAYTO THE  FUNANDSUN  For all your travel arrangements,  contact Lynn Szabo, graduate  of Canadian Travel College.  PLAN AHEAD  While the choice is still yours.  Let us help make your holiday  dream come true.  PENINSULA  TRAVEL  AGENCY  Dental Block Gibsons  886-2855  Toll free 682-1513  Waikiki $459.00  Includes direct flight from  Vancouver, 14 nights accomodation, band on  double occupancy with kitchenette, hotel transfer.  Limited seats available.  RENO $94.50  ��� Based on dble. occ. - 8 day, 7 njght'  bus tour leaving every Saturday.  Included is experienced tour guide,  good aocom., side tripe to Carson  City, capital of Nevada, beeutltul  Lake Tahoe, historic Virginia City,  the city of Sparks, 2 cocktail parties  and the best in bonusooupone.  Super weekend  RENO $169.50  Fly from Vancouver every Thursday  to Sunday ��� incl. baaed upon dble.  occ., 3 nights, Hotel, transfers &  over $80.00 bonus coupons per person. Limited seatsavailable.  Superior Tours Ltd.  Lobby of Sandman inn  180 Weet Georgia St.,  689-7117  CALL COLLECT  for information ���  AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  LORRIE GIRARD  ���886-7760  KEN CROSBY  886-2098  JONMcRAE  885-3670  Office 886-2277  SUB-DIVISION  CONSULTATION  REAL ESTATE  Toll Free 682-1513  NOTARY PUBLIC  APPRAISALS  MORTGAGES  Personal  L.I.F.E. 'Living is for everyone'  a group of women (widowed, Divorced, or separated) which offers  emotional support, practical information and social events. Anyone, interested please contact  Women's Centre at 885-3711.  A.A. meetings Mondays 8:30 pm.  and 12 step meetings Saturdays  8:30 pm. Gibsons Athletic Hall.  886-2571 or 886-9193.  HILLCREST AVENUE: Almost 1100 square feet in good area, close to schools,  shopping centre etc. Large Living Room 22 x 12 with a view. Two bedrooms,  large kitchen, utility room and dining area make this a very livable home and with  a little bit of work, could be quite lovely. NOTE: The down payment is only $3,500.  F.P. $34,500.  Anyone interested in joining a    ���'  single parent group? Contact the  Women's Centre 885-3711.  UNEMPLOYMENT  INSURANCE  COMMISSION  CANADA MANPOWER CENTRE  Changoof Service - Sechelt  Effective immediately, the Unemployment  Insurance Commission will be in the office at  1243 Wharf St., Sechelt  Every Wednesday, from 9:30 am to 2:15 pm  to provide a claims inquiry service.  Canada   Manpower  will   be  there  every  Thursday, 8:30 to 4:00 pm.  ���ft addition, the off too wM be open Tuesdays,  from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm to receive Man-  power inquiries only.  HILLCREST AVE.: Well-built, one year  old home in good area. Lovely view from  large sundeck. Two bedrooms upstairs  & one finished down in full basement.  The curved white marble fireplace.is just  one of the lovely features in this home.  F.P. $51,500.  BEACH AVE.: Roberts Creek: 3 bed-  ' room family home on full unfinished  basement. Close to Park and boat launching. Large lot 87 x 208. Stone fireplace  and sundeck. Excellent family home.  F.P. $43,900.  BEACH AVE.: Roberts Creek: Full unfinished basement in this 3 story home.  Fireplaces up and down, wrought-iron  railings and built-in oven and range.  Situated on a large lot in a quiet area.  F.P. $44,900.  GLASSFORD ROAD: Buy it now from  the builder while It is still unfinished and  finish it yourself. A truly lovely home for  only: F.P. $49,500.  STEWART ROAD: Three bedroom,  beautiful Spanish style, sunken living  room home. On 1.46 acres in very quiet  area. Many features including a gorgeous fireplace, Den & garage. Almost  1400 sq. ft. of living area all on one floor.  F.P. $68,500.  SHAW ROAD: 3 bedroom split-level  home on large landscaped corner lot.  Modern kitchen, nicely appointed living  room with wall to wall carpet. Extra  large carport, bright stucco exterior.  Priced to sell. F.P. $44,500.  HIGHWAY 101: 2 bedroom, lovely home  in Gibsons. Exceptionally large landscaped, panoramic view lot. Double car  port, franklin Fireplace in family room,  fridge & stove Included.       F.P. $36,900.  PENSIONERS DREAM HOME: 3 years  old, all oh one floor, just a little grass to  cut, 1280 sq. ft. living area, one block  from transportation, shopping centre,  medical clinic, theatre and on sewer.  Its yours for F.P. $38,500.  SEAVIEW ROAD: Well-built 2 bedroom  home with full unfinished basement.  Beautifully appointed living room and kitchen. Magnificent panoramic view from  the large covered sundeck. Features  maintenance-free aluminum siding.  Close to all facilities on nicely landscaped  lot. F.P. $44,900.  FRANKLIN ROAD: Floor to ceiling fireplace creates a very homey atmosphere in  this 3 bedroom home. Landscaping is  done and the backyard Is completely  fenced. Only Vz block to one of the nicest  beaches in the area. F.P. $45,000.  HILLCREST ROAD: At the corner of  Crucil Road. Two bedrooms upstairs, '  plenty of room for expansion in the full  basement. Spend your leisure hours  enjoying the spectacular view from the  living room and huge sundeck. Be the  first owners, this home is brand new.  F.P. $52,500.  NORTH FLETCHER: Brand new 3 bedroom home and It can be yours for as  little as $2500. down. This magnificent  view, 1268 sq. ft. home has a sundeck,  w/w carpeting, ensuite plumbing. In  an area of good homes.        F.P. $46,500.  BEACH AVE.: Quiet privacy at the  corner of Glen Road. Perfect retirement  or starter home. Breath-taking view of  Keats Isl. and the Bay area. Sundeck  with wrought iron railing. This immaculate 2 bedroom home has a seperate  workshop, carport and is beautifully  landscaped. Make an offerl F.P. $39,500.  FAIRVIEW ROAD: At the corner of  Pratt Road. This nicely landscaped  60' x 150' fenced lot with garden is the  site for this one bedroom home with  fireplace and many wood featured walls.  Large caroort on cement slab couid be  used to enlarge this 856 sq. ft. home.  Washer, dryer, fridge & stove are included. F.P. $33,500.  FAIRMONT ROAD: 4 finished bedrooms  in this 1360 sq. ft. full basement home.  Fireplaces up and down, finished rec.  room, 2 full bathrooms, plus ensuite.  Living room, dining room with nook area  all have a beautiful view of the Bay area  and out through the Gap. Double carport  and huge sundeck round out this home  designed for comfortable family'living.  F.P. $67,500.  CHASTER ROAD: A Bargain! This 3  bedroom home on a good sized lot is a  terrific investment. Needs some interior  painting etc. Presently rented @ $200.  per month. The price is not a misprint,  it really is only: F.P. $29,900.  HIGHWAY 101: Home & 2 lots. Means  value. Excellent view of the Bay area,  ideal retirement or starter home with all  appliances included. Situated on nicely  landscaped double lot close to schools  and shopping. F.P. $38,900.  GOWER POINT ROAD: 4 bedrooms in  this lovely full basement home in Gibsons  Seclusion and still close to shopping and  Post Office. 1100 sq. ft., fireplace, large  L shaped rec. room. Large back yard  perfect for swimming pool. An Ideal  family home. F.P. $49,900.  HIGHWAY 101: Gibsons: Incredible  panoramic view from the mountains of  Howe Sound across the Bay and out to  Georgia Strait. This 3 bedroom, full  basement' home is laid out nicely for  family living. Combination garage-workshop is fully insulated with seperate  100 amp. service. F.P. $47,500.  CHASTER ROAD: New Home^ 1 Vi  blocks from the Chaster Road School now  under construction. This brand new  home should be purchased Immediately  to take advantage of the $5000. B. C.  2nd Mortgage @83/4%. Three bedrooms  upstairs with fireplaces up and down.  Approx. 1200 sq. ft. on full basement.  This is an excellent value in the low 50's.  LOWER ROBERTS CREEK ROAD: One  landscaped acre on the WATERFRONT  in Roberts Creek, provides the Ideal  setting for this 3 bdrm. home on full basement. Wall to wall carpet throughout  this 1324 sq. ft. with covered and carpeted sundeck, ensuite plumbing, double  carport and many extras such as steps  to the beach and boat house.  F.P. $79,900.  SHAW ROAD: Well built SPLIT LEVEL  home on 115' x 145' landscaped lot:  Three bedrooms upstairs, Franklin fireplace, and many other features. Large  rec 'room and all the storage space any  family needs. F.P. $44,900.  ABBS ROAD: Overlooking the Bay area  and Gibsons Harbour. This deluxe home  has every feature you could desire from  a family home; Large Lot, Large Sundeck, Large Carport. Fireplaces finished  up and down, 2 full bathrooms, finished  rec. room and self contained bedroom  downstairs. Completely landscaped,  and if that Isn't enough there is also a  fully self-contained 400 sq. ft. Mother-in-  Law suite above the carport. F.P. $79,000.  GRANTHAMS: First time offered)  Lovely small, 2 bdrm. home on a landscaped lot, with an unsurpassed view.  Built-in bunk beds in one bedroom, sundeck, driveway.' Includes all appliances.  Partial basement for workshop etc. Ideal  retirement or starter home. See it today I  F.P. $29,900.  LOWER ROBERTS CREEK ROAD:  At Cheryl Anne Park. 115' of prime  WATERFRONT and over 2 acres of gorgeous property. The main house has over  1500 sq. ft. of finished living area, Including 5 bedrooms arid two full bathrooms, heatilator fireplace and a view  ' that doesn't quit.' lii addition there Is  a 600 sq. ft. cottage at the water's edge  (suggested rent of $200. per month)  400 feet of gravel driveway winds through  the trees to the double carport and entrance to your private waterfront estate.  F.P. $129,000.  &a$5iK*  mw$$:-  LISTINGS WANTED  r,  k Far Ran*  Coast News, January 11,1977  9.  FOR RENT  Partially furnished 2 bdrm  cottage on 5 acre hobby farm.  Looking for couple who are inter-  Looking for couple who are interested in self-sufficiency & basic  living to be here and share in  some of the work and in the fruits  of the labor associated with fruit  trees, garden & animals. Avail.  Jan. 15. $135. per :md. Also:  Completely furnished bachelor  suite, 'utilities incl. $110. per  mo. Avail. March 1. 886-2923  Gibsons: 2 bdrm. duplex, stove,  fridge, carpets. Avail, immed.  No pets, $150. per mo. 886-7726  Waterfront, furnished one bedroom suite, immed. possession.  886-7108  2 bdrm. home Point Rd., Hopkins  Landing. New appliances, must  be older couple. $190.00 per mo..  Call Mr. White at 886-2935  1300 sq. ft. Home, one block  from shopping centre & all conveniences, $285. per. 886-2098  For Rent: 2 bdrm. Mobile home,  fully furn. incl. washer & dryer,  dishwasher. $200. per mo. Plus  utilities: Sunshine Coast Trailer  Park. 886-9826       2 bdrm. apartment, avail, immed.  Stove & fridge, $185.00 per mo.  After 5 call 886-7973  Large 3 bdrm. apartment, newly  decorated $260. per mo. After  5 call 886-7973 .  For Rent: Quiet, comfortable  accomodation for business person  about one mile from Langdale  Terminal. Reply Box 10 Coast  News.  Ground level 2 bdrm. suite,  private entrance, fireplace,  located in central Gibsons, partially furn. Reasonable. 886-2306  Semi-private, large modern furn.  suite in Gibsons. Clean quiet  adults, refs. pleas. 886-7835  In Village of Sechelt, 2 bdrm.  cottage. $225. per. mo. 885-9979  days, 885-2062eves.       Cars & Trucks  1976 Jeep Renegade, V8, power  steering, power brakes, Warn  winch, off road tires & wheels,  8000 mi. Immaculate. 885-3974  Why pay more than 3Vi% to sell  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235 -24 hours  Cars & Trucks  1957 Chevy, 2 door, good cond.  885-2771   1968 Cougar, good condition.  $1300.  o.b.o.  After 5 pm call   886-2355   Truck & Camper Sale!  1976 Ford F-250 Super cab and  1976 Vanguard Camper. Sleeps  6, propane stove and furnace  with 3-way fridge. 884-5340  1969 Rover, 4 doors, automatic,  4 disc brakes, double hydraulic  system, rear window defogger,  radio & many extras. 885-2198  Jamieson Automotive  886.7919  1974 Toyota P/U trudk $2895.  1973 Datsun P/U truck $1995.  1969 Cougar $1895. 1966 Buick  Skylark $275. 1967 Dodge Dart  Sedan, 6 Automatic $1650.  1966 Buick Wildcat H-Top $475.  1973 Dodge Polara 4 Dr. Sedan,  V8 PS PB $2295. 1969 Ford  Ranger P/U V8 Auto. PS. PB.  $1295. 1966 Ford Galaxie 500  H.T. $1395. 1968 Chrysler  4 dr. H.T. V8, PS. PB. Auto.  $1695. 1970 Datsun P/U $950.  1973 Datsun 610 Sedan $2295.  1969 Chev. V4 Ton P/U V8 $1425.  1976 Corolla 2 dr. Sedan $3650.  1969 Dodge D100 With canopy,  $1795. MDL01342A  1972 Pinto hatchback, automatic,  radio, snow tires, excellent cond.  $1600. Call 886-9249  Bus, 1954 - 48 passenger, partly  camperized. Best Offer. 885-9265  1973 Ford Grand Torino Sport,  Air-cond., 8-track stereo, radial  tires, $3250. 886-2565  1958 GMC School Bus, converted  for camping, $3000. 886-2565  Wrecking 1959 Oldsmobile 394,  cu in. engine and- auto-trans,  power steering etc. 886-9294  1949   Chev,    best   offer,    Call  883-9253  Boats  Classified  886-7817  1971 125 H.P. Johnson outboard  motor, no running time since  overhaul. 885-9328  16' Fiberform, 65 H. P. Johnson  outboard, with trailer $1500.00  o.b.o. 886-7274  " MARINE SURVEYS  AND APPRAISALS  For selling, purchasing  or financing  Surveys for insurance  or settlement of claims  Captain W.Y. Higgs  Box 399, Gibsons, B. C.  Phones 886-9546, 885-9425  Good selection of Fish Boats  for sale. 883-2403 after 6 p.m.  14Vi' Fiberglass boat & trailer,  folding seats, windshield, 2  canvas tops, 2 heavy duty props,  2 high speed props, 65 HP Merc.  Needs some slight repairs,  $900.00 Call 886-2761  16' plywood runabout hull, needs  work. $100.00.886-7382  Buick V-6 with 2 stage Hamilton  Jet (can be seen at Paul Drakes)  Chrome stern rail, teleflex  steering, console (wired) & Merc  control." 22' Semi-V boat ribs  & Jig. 885-9750 Except Fri.  eve. or Sat.  18' LS 302 Ford in A-l. Jet drive,  ready to go. $3500.886-2737  Mobile Homes  BONNIEBROOK  TRAILERPARK  2 choice Mobile Home sites  Near Waterfront   886-2887   SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  Units  now  on  display,   phone:  886-9826  USED UNITS  1969 12 x 50 Olympia, 2 bdrm.,  carpeted   throughout,   built   in  dishwasher, washer and dryer,  fully furnished.  197112 x 63 Leader, 3 bdrm. fully  furnished, very good condition.  NEW UNITS  SPECIAL  12 x 60 Colony, 2 bedroom limited  addition,   carpeted   livingroom,  fully furnished and decorated.  197612 x 68 Colony, 2 bdrm. fully  furnished and decorated.  1976 12 x 68 Berkshire, 2 bdrm.  fully  furnished, and  decorated,  carpeted throughout.  Wanted to  Rent  Urgently needed: Room & Board  for male student, quiet & responsible. Please phone 885-3781 if  you can help. For Jan. to June,  will pay reasonable rate.  3   -   6   Bedroom   House   from  Roberts    Creek    to-   Langdale.  886-7198  Found  Property  Lost  Black & white male kitten, 5 mo.  Part Persian, white paws, a flea  collar, orange wool around neck,  lost near Winn Rd. & Fletcher.  REWARD offered. 886-6945  Female white German Shepherd,  answers to 'Ravi*. 886-9516  Female cat, grey mottled gold  colour. Parking area of new  shopping mall, Gibsons. Call  anytime at 886-9757.      .  Found: Near Gibsons bus depot,  ring, owner please identify at  Coast News office.   Motorcycles  1971 Honda 750 cc, 74 engine  with 3000 mi. $1400. O.b.o.  Box 20 Coast News.  For Sale: 250 Ducati, $200.00   886-9324    .  ��� Motorcycle ���  Repair & Service  All Makes & Models  Save money - Reasonable rates  Dave Boyte: 886-7842 or 886-2877  Mobile Homes  Wiry pay more than 3'/>% to sell  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  For Sale by owner: 3 bdrm post  & beam home near tennis courts,  Gibsons. $35,000. 886-7566  eves, after 4:00.  For Sale by owner: Lot 11, Seaside Village, deared ready to  build. Buy it for what we paid for  it. $3000. down and take over  payments at 6% interest. Days  call 885-2273, ask for Nicki or  eves. 885-3963  8 x- 45' Rollahome on Gabriola  Island. Must be moved $2,000.  o.b.o. (112) 254-5836 or call  886-8097   For Sale by owner: New 1595 sq.  ft. house. Full basement, dbl.  plumbing, 2 fireplaces, carport,  sundeck, 4 bdrms. leaded dbl.  glass windows. On large view  lot, Selma Park. Approx. value  $63,000. Selling for $60,000.  885-3773  Property  ^���^���������������^���  ROBERTS CREEK #3701  Zoned for Vi acre lots, employment transfer dictates sale of  5.4 acres partially groomed for  sub-division. Sunny slope with  Regional water. Asking $45,000.  ECONO LOT #3736  If convenience and' size of lot  are factors for you, see this large  level lot in Lower Gibsons for  $15,000.  SETTING OF LARGE TREES  #3738.   Lower side Gower Point  Rd.   100' x 135' lot for $16,500.  Regional   Water.      Jack   Warn  evenings at 886-2681.   Why pay more than 3Vi% to sell  your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  Lovely modern three bedroom  home with full basement - Two  fireplaces, carport with outdoor  patio above. Panoramic view of  Georgia Strait and Vancouver  Island. Located on Laurel Road,  Davis Bay. Look for sign #3725.  F. P. $65,000.  WATERFRONT #3636  West Sechelt, executive type  home; two bedrooms up and one  down in full basement. Two  lovely fireplaces, great view of  Trail Islands. House is nestled  in a park-like setting amid nice  tall evergreen trees.  F.P. $98,000.  SECHELT VILLAGE #3751  Two bedroom five year old home  located on the corner of Dolphin  and Ocean - Near Schools, shopping, Hospital, Clinic, and park.  F.P. $42,000. For appointment  to view, Pat Murphy eves, at  885-9487  Choice lot above Selma Park.  88' frontage, lovely view, natural  Dogwood & Arbutus trees close  to sea & shopping. 885-2198  FOR SALE BY OWNER  On Fairview Rd: Brand new  house, 1100 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms,  utility room, storage room, tool  house at rear, fireplace and nicely  landscaped. $45,000. Open for  offers. 886-7120  FOR SALE BY OWNER  43/4 acres, North Road.   $29,000.  One acre cleared. 886-7579  Fairmont Road: 2 bdrms., large  living room with corner fireplace.  Excellent view, needs work but  good potential. 886-2164 eves.  Property  SECHELT VILLAGE #3752  Attractive home 1150 sq. ft.,  close to shops & P. O. Living  room has hardwood floor and  brick fireplace. Two large bedrooms and full basement is partitioned for extra rooms. Level  lot 66 x 122. Good value at  $44,500.  COUNTRY LIVING #3753  2.6 acres, nearly level, mostly  cleared with developed garden  patch, chicken yard,  workshop.  1 bedroom home with bath, on  hydro and phone. Well with  electric pump, modestly priced  at $23,000.  SEMI WATERFRONT #3748  Delightfully finished 2 bedroom  Gothic Arch home,  new in 72.  Well insulated with elec. furnace  for good  circulation.      Vaulted  ceiling,    large    sundeck    faces  water. Easy care lot. This warm  and cosy retirement home is good  value   at   only   $32,500.       Don  Hadden, 885-9504 evenings.  MISSION POINT: 2bdrm, 750 sq.  ft.   home,   sundeck,  carport   &  garage.   Lease paid up for I8V2  years. $16,500..885-3773.  REDROOFFS VACATION #3666  Don't wait for Spring, do it now.  Ideal spot for holiday. Furnished  trailer on fine half acre with all  local services. $18,500. with  only $5,000. down.  LARGE VIEW LOT #3734  Harder to find - 108 x 135 Foot  Lot,  near level,  fully  serviced,  2 miles to Sechelt and fine  Western view of Gulf. Full Price  $14,000.  THREE BEDROOM HOME MLS  #3732. Only $35,000. Full Price  for completely refinished home  with Fireplace and oil furnace.  All new kitchen & floor coverings. Level lot size 90 x 234 feet,  Serviced. Peter Smith evenings  at 885-9463.  MUST SELL!  Price reduced to $60,000. By  owner in Gower Point. 2 yr.  old quality built home. 2V* baths,  approx. 2200 sq. ft. of completely  finished home. Wall/wall up &  down. Landscaping & paved  driveway all done. Has 45' sundeck with view of Strait. Close to  beach, all this plus 2 stall barn,  feed shed & chicken house approx  V% acre. $37,000. 1st Mortgage  at 10��/4%. 886-9249.  For Sale: 2 good view lots on  Chaster Rd. 1,000 ft. from waterfront, utilities. 886-2887  Too Late to  Classify  Ponderosa Pine Trailer Court,  Wilson Creek, trailer spaces  available. 885-9012   For Sale:   8 x 35' trailer with or  without 8 x 35> addition.   Film.  fridge, stove & freezer.   $3500.  885-2465  Why pay  more  than 3Vi% to  sell your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235-24 hours  Comfortable 3 year old 3 bdrm  house with attached carport,  12 x 24' greenhouse, 12 x 16'  shed can also be used as a greenhouse or workshop. Assumable  $7000. mortgage at 1972 interest  rates. 885-9328  For Sale: Off-grade shakes.  Good for sheds, barns, etc.  $3.00 per bundle. 885-3306  Suite   for   rent   in   Granthams,  partly furnished, $125. per mo.   886-9904   Wedding Albums and Wedding  Guest Books, Thoughtfulness  Albums, Engagement and Address Books, Recipe File Books,  all from Hallmark. Miss Bee's,  Sechelt.  SLINGS *..  Repeat these 10 or 20 times a day! ���  for two weeks, then try stringing ���  them together-for the best effect :7>  maximize, systematize, undecen^  tralize, orientate, redirectiona? *  lize, interface, parameter, funcf:  tional, rationalize, depriorizej.'  emergent, factorialize, redundant.  My friend warned me howeverr  and I should pass his warning;  along.     He  said to be  careful:  about learning these words too  well  or  you   could   end   up   in  trouble;  appointment to deputy  minister, election to a civic post,  and if you're not really careful  you could even end up with an  important job.  I'm sure you see now why I  was so concerned. I haven't seen  those fellows since but I'm sure  they're around here somewhere  and now that I know how to spot  them I'll know enough to steer  clear.  FOR SALE  One Clever-Brooks Boiler,  Model   CB   135-50,   Serial  No. 0-17224, Date 6-26-57.  Located at Pender Harbour  School.  Contact:  R. Mills, Sec.-Treasurer  School District #46 Sechelt  Box 220, Gibsons, B. C.  Phone: 886-2225  FOR SALE  This quality home for sale by owner.  Built by:  Brian Hogg Construction  on Glassford Road.  886-2164  20% off  LEATHER JACKETS I  and these I  Leather-Look        h  VINYLS 7J  entire stock of  LEISURE SUITS  up to 50% off  DOUBLE  KNIT SHIRTS  as low as $10.00  DRESS SHIRTS  20 % off  lined  PIONEER JACKETS  30% off  BELL WOOL  JACKETS  SLIPPERS  Vz price!  STANFIELD  WOOL SOCKS  pkg of 2 only  '3.00 !  SCARVES  20% off  TOQUES  orlon and wool  20% off  as low as  1  Many More Great Discounts!  SWEAT SHIRTS  with or without hoods  SWEAT PANTS  30% off  Sorry no refunds or  exchange on SALE ITEMS  Richard's  mens  v\#edf  SUNNYCREST SHOPPING MALL  CHARGEX  MASTERCHARGE nj^mnjam^m ��������� w % ���  i-jil   nip 11 m  10-  Coast News, January 11,1977  THE MYTH OF NORTH AMERICA AS  THE  WORLD'S  BREADBASKET  Inter-Church Committee for  A photo-story prepared by the Inter-Church Committee  conducting the campaign "Ten Days for World  Development", February 11-21, 1977.  Over and over again we hear that North America is the world's last  remaining breadbasket. Food security is invariably measured in terms of  reserves held by a few industrialized countries. We are made to feel the  burden of feeding the world is squarely on us.  However, food disbribution is but a reflection of the control of  resources that produce food. Who controls the land determines who can  grow food, what is grown and where it goes.  Who can grow: a few or all who need to?  What is grown: luxury non-food or basic staples?  Where does it go: to the hungry or the world's well-fed?  The real need is to democratize the control of food resources.  Hunger is a social not a distribution problem. Ordinary people can  do something about it.  Through "Ten Days for World Development", the Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian and United Churches are mobilizing public  opinion favourable to changes encouraging human growth both in  developing countries and in Canada.  Grading potatoes in Jamaica  (Photo credit: World Bank)  Brazilian wheat  (Photo credit: CI DA)  Home garden and nutrition project ��� Dahomey  (Photo credit: FAO)  Happy  Horizons  AH concerned are reminded  that the Elphinstone New Horizons is in full swing again after  the year end holidays. Carpet  bowling and square dancing is  just what you need to take off  those excess pounds gained from  over-indulging, so bring along  your gym clothes and running  shoes for a good workout.  An interesting magazine arrived here recently named "The  Silver Threads", a monthly  publication of the 600 strong  senior citizens group at Sidney,  B. C. Their facilities are open  seven days a week, ranging from  10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. offering  courses in Quilting, Ceramics,  Macrame, Painting, (you name it)  plus the usual films, bowling,  cards, dancing, etc., and a hot  dinner served each Wednesday -  a real home away from home.  Thanks for your magazine,  Sidney, it's nice to hear how other  groups operate.  Our Committee is now planning  the spring programme, so keep  in tune for further details, and  remember that the, best way to  save money is to retreat instead  of charging.  Rod and  Gun Club  The Sechelt Junior Rod and  Gun program will be starting on  Sunday, January 16th at 7:00  p.m. The meeting will be held  at the Wilson Creek Club House.  The course is open to boys and  girls ten years of age and.older  and the registration fee is $3.00.  Further information is available  at 885-2057.  Dec. 31st Winning Numbers  Here are the numbers drawn in the December 31st draw of  THE PROVINCIAL lottery. Check the numbers below���you may  be a winner. To claim your prize, follow the instructions on  the reverse of your ticket.  Fifty dollar. ($50.) winners may claim their prize by presenting  their ticket to any branch of Canadian Imperial Bank of  Commerce in Western Canada.  $1 MILLION $250,000.  winning numbers   winning numbers  12 16 17  10 10 19 12 1  13 13 1915  912 121  14 16 19  18 17 12   0  2 |0 |1  3  3   7   9  13 13 12 16 I0I4I8I  3 16 H  4  019 |?  14 12 14  3 1018 16  13   4 12  6  212 12  |S|1  |8  17   0 15 16  2 14 19  9  7|7|2|  If Ihe tail five, four or three digits on your ticket are  identical to and in the same order as those winning  numbers above, your ticket is eligible to win the  corresponding prize.  ^!^~  last 5 digits WIN $2,500.  last 4 digits WIN     $250.  The "V*  Provincial  Bonus $1 Million    Bonus $250,000.  last 3 digits WIN       $50.  (one prize only for the  exact number)  (one prize only for the  exact number)  13 IP 19 14 I2I6I8I  II  17 13 II 13 14 17  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  NEED TIRES0  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  TOYOTA  New & Used Car Sales  All Make, Parts & Services  Gibsons AL JAMIESON Phone 886-7919  Royal Bank of Canada  GIBSONS Branch-Ph. 886-2201  SECHELT Branch-Ph. 885-2201  HOURS Tues.-Thurs. 10a.m.-3p.m.  Fri. 10a.m. -6p.m. Sat. 10a.m.-3p.m.  WINDSOR   PLYWOOD  (THE PLYWOOD PEOPLE)  Construction Plywood, Fancy Panels. Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Sidings and all Accessories.  ^Delivery Phone 886-9221 Highway 101, Gibsons  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations  885-9666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C.  TWIN CREEKLUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  885-9973  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole's Cove  Commercial Containers available  886-2938  (Quest Clectric itb.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING.  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons, Roberts Creek & Madeira Park  885-3133  J. McKenzie Ron Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd. P.O. Box 387 Sechelt    VON 3A0  SIM   ELECTRIC   LTD.  Electrical Contractor  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  Box 860  4i_]\BE ELECTRICItd.,  Phone 886-7605  ���-POWER    TO    THE    PEOPLE'  Gibsons  886-2951  TED HUME SERVICES  Parts. Service. Installations  Stoves.   Furnaces,   Heaters,   etc.  Certified Instrument Mechanic  Gibsons. B.C.  Free Estimates  Everything for your building Needs  Phone 886-2291-2  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterlines, etc.  .Ph. 885-2921 _  Roberts   Creek  BOUTIN  BULLDOZING  Clearing ��� Landscaping  Backhoe Work  Phone 886-9824  R.R. 1 Gibsons  COIN-OP CLEANERS  YOU CAN SA VE MONEY  By the Garment or By the Load  JJunnycrest Plaza  886-  GIBSONS BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971) LTD.  ALL BUILDING MATERIALS  READY-MIX   CONCRETE-GRAVEL  GENERAL PAINT  ^886-2642 Highway 101 -Gibsons 886-7833  GIBSONS  TELEPHONE ANSWERING  A t  the sign  of   the   Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  Arc and Acty. Welding Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating  Automotive - Marine Repair  Phone 886-7721 Marine Ways Res. 886-9956  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials for Sale  Phone 806-2664      Member Allied Van Lines     R.R. 1, Gibsons^  MACK'S NURSERY   Phone886-2684  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer   Licensed for Pesticide Spraying ^  ABC  GENERAL PAINTING  SPRAY - BRUSH - ROLL  Call 886-2512  SUNSHINE PAINTERS  Let us brighten up your life  RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL  886-9564  Free Estimates Gibsons  COAST PAVING  PAVING FROM DRIVEWAYS TO HIGHWAYS  Highways, Parking Areas, Driveways, Crushed Gravel  Equipment Rentals  Main Office: Box 95,   Powell River,    485-6118  Branch Office:        Sechelt, Ph. 885-2343 9:30 to 3:30 p.m  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING -PIPEFITTING -STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  TIDELINE  Plumbing and Heating Contractors  RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL  FREE ESTIMATES  Bernie Mulligan 886-9414 Denis Mulligan  RAY COATES PLUMBING  Contract Renovations & Service Work  886-7695  ANDREASSEN     ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Per  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR    Andreassen  Serving the Sunshine Coast  886-9439 General Delivery Hopkins Landing, B. C  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Used Refrigerators For Sale  Res. 886-9949  Ron Olson 886-7844       SPECTRON    Lionell Speck 886-7962  SHEET METAL & HEATING   3ox 710, Gibsons  (RESIDENTIAL & 886-9717 ELECTRIC & OIL  ROY & WAGENAAR  B.C. LAND SURVEYORS  CIVIL ENGINEERS  Marine Building Wharf Street  885-2332  Sechelt, B. C  ROBERT W.ALLEN  B. C LAND SURVEYOR  Sechelt Lumber Building  Wharf St., Box607  Office 885-2625  Sechelt, B. C  Res. 885-9581  COMMERCIAL  GAS FURNACES  HEATING & VENTILATION  C   &   s  HARDWARE  &  APPLIANCES  885-9713  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONSetc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  SEWEASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-2725  STANHILSTAD   ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  OR REROOFING  R.R. 2  Gibsons  R.R. 1. Port Mellon Highway        Phone 886-2923  Service - Phone 886-2231  GIBSONS LANES  OPEN BOWLING HOURS  SATURDAY 7-11 pm FRIDAY9-11 pm  SUNDAY     2-5pm   9-11 pm  I.B. EXCAVATING 886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage installation  ��� DumpTruck ���Backhoe  ��� Cat   ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates  ROBINSON'S TV  Service Depot for  PHILIPS-ZENITH PANASONIC-ADMIRAL  FLEETWOOD DEALER  Phone 886-2280      FORMERLY N EVENS'    MASTERCHARGE  J &C ELECTRONICS   & APPLIANCES  Charles (Chuck) Stephens  SALES and SERVICE  MARINE ELECTRONICS INGLIS &PHILIPS  Sechelt Across from Red & White 885-2568  PAJAK   ELECTRONICS  CO. LTD.  RCA & ELECTROHOME  Authorized Dealer  886-7333 Sales and Service Gibsons  Marv Volen  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  MIDNIGHT TRUCKING  GRAVEL ���FILL  ROAD MULCH ��� DRAIN ROCK  R.R. 2, Gibsons, B.C  Ph. 886-7864  B. MacK WELDING  BRAD MACKENZIE  Portable Welding  886-7222  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cabinetsand Fixtures -fr 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   i* Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  R. BIRKIN H y  885-3417 Beach   Ave.,   Roberts   Creek        885-3310  SPECIALTY MACHINE WORKS*  MANUFACTURE OF MACHINE PARTS  SHAKE FROES DRAW KNIVES  CUSTOM ANDMARINECASTING.    GENERAL MACHINE WORK I  HUGH BAIRD '  Opposite Sechelt Legion    885-2523 Days    885-2108 Eves.  << Coast News, January 11,1977  11.'  Burns  Supper  Some of the work being done to facilitate the climb up Knob Hill near  Soames Point is shown here.   The work is proceeding under an L.I.P.  grant under the foremanship of Don Jenkins of Roberts Creek.  All writers aren't dead -Joan Haggerty  Continued from last week.  Flin Flon, says the tourist  guide, began as a small out-crop  of rock on the snow-covered shore  of a wilderness lake in northwestern Manitoba. The guy who  discovered the mine, one Tom  Crieghton,  found  a  copy  of  a  paper-back novel called Hie  Sunless City on a trail leading to  his cabin. The leading character  in" the book was Flintabbatey  Flonatin who, travelling by means  of a self-invented submarine, discovers an imaginary subterranean  gold mine located on the rocky  shore of an underground river.  The Creighton party took this as  an omen so when-the time came  to record their find, they took the  first syllables of the imaginary  prospector's name.  The town is built entirely on  rock; the basements and septic  tanks are above ground. Half of  Flin Flon is in Saskatchewan; half  in Manitoba. Even the mine has  underground signposts directing  the workers: this way Saskatchewan . The workman's compensation is better in Saskatchewan  so the joke is that, if you get hurt,  you're supposed to crawl as fast  as you can across the border.  I wanted to go down and see for  myself but I'm told that women  aren't allowed in the mine.  Superstition has it that the first  man to see a woman underground  will get killed. According to the  librarian, no woman has ever  been down the shaft.  We drive around a dramatic  curve shouldered by dark crag,  round a bend, then the stack  looms in front of us. Everything  is sleet brown and black. Around  the corner, bent against the wind,  an Indian woman walks along in  a baseball jacket. Kroetsch and  I fantasize about how much easier  it would be to film what we've  seen rather than find words for  it. The way the trees pass us,  mile after mile, lake after lake,  not a moose, nothing. The trees  move in two directions: the back  line passes away from us, the  front line toward us.  We pull up in front of the hotel  in the main street for lunch.   A  ramshackle movie theatre across  the street is showing MAN FOR  HANGING;   the  letters  of   the  word MAN are bent over as if  they're going to fall off the signboard. There aren't any windows  in the dining room.    Instead, a  mural of a paddle wheeler on  the   Misissippi   complete   with  willow trees.   Kroetsch tells me  how, as writer-in-iresidence at the  University of Manitoba, he keeps  receiving manuscripts which insist on being located in  South  Carolina with magnolia blossoms  and colonial columns and how,  after the first- paragraph,  you  know the writer has never been  south of the  American border.  And so our message to the kids  is to write about what you know.  No one else has your experience.  The high school is not glad to  see us. Bob gave a reading in  Winnipeg a few days before to  the Manitoba Teachers' Convention and apparently read a bawdy  section. Tut tut. The word has  reached Flin Flon.   The teacher  JOAN    HAGGERTY  author of two books:  is    the   Miss,   Can   I   Play   God?   and  Please,   Daughters of the Moon.  slaps our wrists by keeping us  waiting in the hall until there's  only twenty minutes of class left.  You can see it in her eyes when  she finally opens the door: there's  not enough time left for us to do  too much damage. But we're  mild and mellow; she seems  disappointed. It's a good irony  that the two librarians who are  in charge of our evening reading  and ought, by appearances, to be  the puritan spinsters turn out to  be a couple of salty old gals and  it's the trendy young teacher  who's    thin-nostrilled. The  librarians are very cross about the ,  reception we received in the high  schools.  "So what's wrong with reading.,  about sex anyway? I should  think the kids would be better  critics than adults; they certainly  know alot more about it than I  do."  They take us home for a bought  chicken dinner. ("I'm a ghastly  cook, always was.") We like  being asked for dinner. (Doing  our local colour gathering number. "It's obscene," mutters  Kroetsch.) Halfway through dinner, Bunny, the second in command of the rather good library,  runs home across the lane to get  us a couple of momentoes. She  returns with a clay ashtray for  me in which is stamped the foot  print of an adult bear. Kroetsch  gets a wolf. She made them herself; following the trails in the  woods and taking plaster-of-paris  molds. She tries not to get prints  that are too fresh. She also shows  us a framed piece of birch bark  in which an intricate design is  marked by a sharp instrument of  some sort. I turn it over and read  the spidery handwriting on the  back: BIRCH BARK BITING by  Mrs. Angelique Merasty of-  Beaver Lake, Sask. The art is  a dying one; she does it with her  eye teeth.  The reading that night goes  well; we're even written up the  next day in The Flin Flon Daily  Reminder. (Found poem?) The  only contentious moment arises  after I've finished my piece, an  excerpt from one of my books set  in Formentera, Spain. Kroetsch  says that while Ms. Haggerty has  picked a romantic spot to woo us  away, he insists on sticking with  the down-to-earth, the daily  reality of a place like Flin Flon.  The audience smarts. "What  * do you mean, Flin Flon's not  romantic? It's very romantic."  The Flinflonians are teasing him  but they're townproud and let  him know it.  The next day we drive for  several hours west then north  through a provincial park to Snow  Lake. Although it's the most  isolated town we've visited, the  main street is one-way. I find out  later that I was spotted immediately; they always know when  there's a stranger in town when  he or she drives up the main  street the wrong way. This time  it's the high school that's glad to  see us. We have a large audience  of Grade 9 and Grade 12 students.  Bob reads a section from The  Studhorse Man about a mob of  horses let loose  in the city  of  Edmonton. The kids enjoy it. He  prefaces the section by mentioning how Hazard leaves the small  town where he was well-known  and gets into all kinds of trouble  in the anonymous city. (Their  teacher tells us later that their  town is so isolated some people  have never seen a city and that  all the kids who leave come back.  Even the bright ones. They go to  Winnipeg but find it overwhelming. Teachers have a tendency  to apologize for their students to  visitors, so I think he's exaggerating.  ��� After the evening reading,  we're taken out in a speedboat  in the middle of the night to go  whitefishing. We put on skidoo  suits (huge padded coveralls you.,  wear on your snowmobile). The  plan is to travel for an hour  through one harrows and two  lakes, then get out to fish with net  and a flashlight. We'll be able to  hear the wolves howling. Glad  to be finished with our schedule,  we're pleased with this unexpected appropriate climax to our  journey. The arctic wild. But  after half an hour of zooming into  the lake, we suddenly feel a  terrific crunch, like a vast pane  glass window shattering into  bits. We've hit ice. The narrows  are already frozen and we back  slowly out.  "What now?"  "Let's turn off the motor and  sit here a while."  We listen for the wolves in  the stillness. I think I hear one.  The teacher and his wife tell me  they saw a UFO land right about  here. There were big searchlights and a white disc. They kept  it to themselves until their neighbours hesitatingly asked them if  they'd seen anything strange out  their living room window the  night before. Other neighbours  had been chased down the high-,  way by similar objects.  When we get back to the hotel,  the pub is still rough and bouncing. I hit the sack. In the morning, I wake up and head for the  bathroom. Across the hall, the  old guy who reeled in drunkenly  last night is already sitting on  the edge of his bed drinking beer.  I pull my door gently closed so  he won't think I'm inviting him  over. When I comeback, my door  is ajar. I've left the contents of  my purse-wallet, journal, glasses  case���strewn on the bed. My wallet is missing.  There's no one in sight except  the old codger who's singing to.  himself and calling to me to come  have a beer. He doesn't look as  if he could get it together to get  downstairs for a cup of coffee let  alone steal a wallet.  "Hey, you see anybody come in  this room?"  "Comehave a beer."  "No thanks. Was there anybody in this hall a few minutes  ago?"  "I'm lonesome. I get lonesome."  "I don't want a beer. I want  my wallet. It's been stolen."  "Stolen?" He comes over.  "I didn't steal it lady, look, this's  all the money I got. You can have  this money.    I'll help you out.  That's too bad, lady."  Kroetsch comes down the hall  from his room doing up his shirt.  ' 'Anything wrong?''  "I've been ripped off. My  wallet's gone."  The old guy goes back to his  room.  We look through my stuff  again. No wallet. I go back to  the door. I see a kid racing down  the hall and arounda corner.  A few minutes later, the old  guy falls back into my room, his  wallet spread wide. "I've been  .robbed, too. My money's all ,  gone. I just got paid. I'm supposed to be going to Flin Flon  today, transfer, now what I'm  going to do? We've both been  robbed." He sits down on my  . bed and bursts into tears. "Now  what I'm going to do? I cash a  check yesterday, you ask the taxi-  driver'swife. I'maworking man,  I'm no robber, my pay check's  gone."  I go down to the desk and summon the manageress. She calls  a cop. He takes down names,  where we were,, what we were  doing. He finishes with me and  questions old Alex. .  "What's your address?"  "You've got me on that one,  officer. Now you've got me on  that one."  The manager arrives. He goes  to inspect the fire escape door. I  follow him. He tells me old Alex  didn't have any money on him  last night. He had to charge  the room and give the taxi-driver  an I.O.U. He looks at me as if  my credibility is also questionable. After all, I'm a stranger in  town; maybe I do this all over:  pretend I'm robbed to get out of  paying my hotel bill. -  We go down to breakfast. I  haven't any money to pay for it  but I order anyway. We all sit  down to table: the manager and  manageress, the cop, the old  man (who's managed to slick back  his hair and wash his face),  Kroetsch, and me. After eating,  Kroetsch leaves forthe bathroom.  I'm mainly cheesed off about my  ferry card, thinking of the outrageous fourteen bucks it'll cost  me to get back across the Sound  without it.  A few minutes later, Bob comes  racing into the dining room with  my wallet, all the cards half  pulled out of it.  "Call off the search. I found it  behind the men's can!" The  money's gone. All at once, everyone starts being super-nice. The  hotel people apologize. Breakfast  is on the house.  I suddenly want to go home.  "Look," I say. "This is your  town. You find the money, take  out the hotel bill, and send me  the change. So long."  Kroetsch and I jump in the car  and head for The Pas. I notice  the reflection of the backseat  overhead-light in my rear-view  mirror. It looks exactly like a  UFO; it stays the same distance  behind me all the way, too.  Recycling  Office "Waste" Recyclable  People who run (or work in)  offices may not realize that all  of their "waste" paper is recyclable as long as all carbons are  removed. In fact, ledger and  bond types of paper (eg: typing  and writing paper; paper used for  ditto and stencil run-offs) are  worth more per ton than newsprint. This includes coloured  paper.  Even more valuable are manilla  tab cards. These are fed into  computers and are worth $150.00  pair ton! *����� '���-���'->  f Any business or office that has  a volume of either of these kinds  of paper and would like to set up  a recycling system can call  Peninsula Recycling at 885-3811.  Pick-up can be arranged.  The housekeeper may also be  interested to note that those  brown paper bags that keep accumulating in the cupboard are  also recyclable and worth more  per ton than newsprint. Simply  deposit at local depots.  Gibsons  Auxiliary  Twenty-two members met for  the regular monthly meeting of  the Gibsons Auxiliary of St.  Mary's Hospital at 1:30 p.m. at  the Coast-Garibaldi Health Unit.  Annual reports were given. Auxiliary reports are never dull because they tell of hours of service  on a volunteer basis - people  helping people. They tell of  money raised to purchase equipment for our own hospital, and  they show the enthusiasm of  the auxiliary ladies.  Mrs. Gladdie Davis reported  eight bridge nights averaging  eight tables. Mrs. Annie Metcalfe sent a report of eight members serving 207 Vi hours in the  Extended Care Department.  Eight members served 176 hours  in the Gift Shop. Three members  have worked in the Physio-  Therapy Department since late  summer and served approximately 50 hours since joining this  in-service. Mrs. Oney DeCamp  was unable to attend to give the  Thrift Shop report, but this continues to be an exciting area of  auxiliary service. Mrs. Reader,  of Sechelt, won the lovely bride  doll raffle.  Thank you for sending your  local holiday greetings through  our annually published Christmas  list. You donated $315.00 which  goes as always to our own St.  Mary's Hospital. We look forward to our Volunteer Director's  annual meeting, 11:00 a.m.,  19th January at Hilda's Anglican  Church Hall, and to Halfmoon  Bay's St. Patrick's Tea, 2:00 p.m.  March 17th. Quilting resumes  20th January, 1:30 p.m. at the  home of Mrs. Marge Langdale.  Join us; we will keep you in  stitches. Our next meeting is  Wednesday, 2nd of February.  The first annual Robert Burns  Night to be held in Gibsons  in many years will take place in  the Gibsons Legion Hall on Saturday, January 29th, 1977. Tickets  can be bought at the Legion in  Gibsons or from the following  numbers: 886-2115; 886-9382;  and 886-7902.  Traditionally and for many  years the Burns Night celebration  was held in Port Mellon and in  recent years a Burns Night celebration has been held in the  Sechelt area.  Port Mellon  Auxiliary  The Port mellon Auxiliary to  St. Mary's Hospital held its  regular and annual meetings last  month at the home of Mrs. Beverly McKie. The candlelit installation ceremony performed by  installing officer, Mrs. Rita  Hincks, included Mrs. Margaret  Barton as President, Mrs. Edith  Ross Vice President, Mrs. Beverly McKie Secretary, Mrs. Betty  McCallum Treasurer, and Mrs.  Grace Hitchcock Publicity.  The members exchanged  Christmas gifts and later enjoyed  a delicious buffet luncheon.  The auxiliary's work in the Gift  Shop and Thrift Shop is expected  to keep all members busy during  the coming year. The next meeting will be held January 12th.  Christian  Science  Christian Science Comments  "It is more blessed to give  than to receive". (Acts 20 35).  The pleasure of giving to others  is a very real one, and in some  Eastern countries, it is the giver  who says "Thank-you". He is  grateful for the opportunity to  give.  Mary Baker Eddy writes;  "True prayer is not asking God  for love, it is learning to love,  and to include all mankind in one,'  affection". (No and Yes, pg. 39).  Editors Quote Book  Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.  Samuel Johnson  20% OFF  ALL RUBBERS  AND  LADY'S LEATHER  BOOTS,  WHILE THEY LAST.  DON'S SHOES  SUNNYCREST MALL  886-2624  I  K. BUTLER  REALTY LTD.  1538 Gower Point Road - Phone 886-2000  Avoid the last minute rush and receive  personalized service. A FREE wallet type  folder for your Certificate of Insurance and  Registration Form to early customers.  DISCOUNT FOR SAFE DRIVERS  Welcome to 1977  BE Goodrich  The NOW GENERATION TIRES  We have a large quantity of stock, summer and winter  tires, to meet your needs and pocket books. Bias-ply,  Belted, Radials and Retreads. From wheelbarrow to earth-  movers - nothing too big or too small. Installation included  in the price. So come in and have a FREE coffee while  you wait.  Coastal Tires  1 Mile West of Gibsons  On Hwy 101  High Speed Balancing  Chargex    886-2700     Mastercharge  ��.  t Coast News, January 11,1977  Ray Machon is shown accepting a cheque  from Richard Macedo on behalf of Judy  Macedo. Watching is Dan Dawe, President of the Sunshine Coast Navy League.  Donations made to the Navy League  cause were $500 by Elphinstone Recreational Centre and $200 by Roberts Creek  Legion.  The Staff of Life  by Donna Goulin  Everyone has some fat. But if  you are keen on losing pounds  and bound to take action, it is  hardly worth the sweat of a crash  diet only to gain again later when  you return to the old habits.  As I stated last week, dieting  has become one of the great  pastimes of our affluence. Just  look around and you can easily  find a diet to suit your craving.  Remember the Drinking Man's  Diet or the Grapefruit Diet?  The sensible route to becoming  trim and slim is by following two  basic precepts:  1. Eat only the type and  amount of food that your body  needs. Serve yourself less than  usual, enough to no more than  satisfy. Practice the old "balanced diet" concept carefully eliminating obvious high calorie foods.  2. Exercise as much as you  can. There are several outlets  in the community for fitness  conscious persons, not all of them  strenuous. Activity will burn a  few calories and firm tissues  which are emptying of fat.  Take care to eat bulky foods.  They are filling and help to facilitate digestion. Fresh fruit and  vegetables, whole grains and  bran serve the purpose.  Choose lean meats and low-fat  dairy products for your cooking  eg. farmer's cheese and yogurt.  And say goodbye to sweeteners  and alcohol.  You can revise many of your  best loved recipes to suit your  low calorie life:  Zero Salad Dressing  1 cup tomato juice  V* cup lemon juice  1 Tbsp. onion  1 Tbsp. parsley, thyme, tabasco,  salt and pepper  Borscht on the Rocks  Peel and chop:  6 beets  2 onions  1 cup cabbage  Simmer in one quart of soup  stock. Add salt, pepper, celery  seed and basil. Blend, chill and  serve with yogurt.  Circassian Chicken  In a large saucepan put:  3 quarts water  1 onion (chopped)  1 carrot  1 stock celery  Seasonings to taste  4 pounds chicken (no skin)  Slice chicken and spread with  walnut paste. Arrange on a  serving dish and garnish with  paprika and parsley. Serves 6.  Art Show  Kathleen Wells is presently  having a showing of her paintings  at Whittaker House in Sechelt  until January 15th. The artist  will be at Whittaker House on the  15th of January to meet with the  public from 10:00 a.m. until  5:00p.m.  Dogs chase  local deer  It was learned this week that  there have been recent incidents  of large dogs chasing deer in  both the Gibsons and Sechelt  vicinities.  In Sechelt the R.C.M.P. report  that a deer being hounded by a  large dog in the area of Redrooffs  Road was saved by a Mr. Irwin  who had phoned and reported  the matter to the police. In the  Gower Point Road area of Gibsons  a deer was chased into the sea  by two large dogs. Mr. Scrat-  chley of that area is reported to  have launched a boat, driven off  the dogs and rescued the deer.  Dog owners are reminded that  any dog found chasing deer is  liable to be shot.  Want to tell the world about  your groups  next meeting?  Try Coast News  FREE CLASSIFIEDS  and get results  9  S  DOLLAR  FOODS  ~T&?%  B  LOOK  FOR  EXTRA  SPECIALS^  ON  THESE  DAYS!  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