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Array fix    '^iVw  26.fV.77    \vp3f~~ "<  % mrx. &  I 1* 7   *���  v,     *i;,    ....      -3V  ������..-   (*���-,'  VicroK\^-J; ,;*&/o  ie Sunshine  \ /ov/  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15* per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  4-  Volume 30, Number 17  Apri 128,1977.,  Residents ^dtt0^MyWB  There is a great deal of consternation amongst the boat  owners on the coast regarding the  new wharfage rates effective  April 1st.  The general feeling on the  wharf is one of dismay, the  feeling, is that when dues jump  from 2$ per foot per day to 104:  for pleasure craft and 15$ for  commercial other than fishing  boats, it's time to take a hard  look at the situation.  Since this new rate came into  effect, FOR SAIE signs are  starting to pop up on various  boats. People, especially people  on fixed incomes have real doubts  about being able to afford the  pleasure of catchingan occasional  salmon in our B.C.waters.  Charles Brooks of the Harbour ���  and Wharf Administration could  not be reached befire our deadline, however his assistant, Mike  Track, gave us what information  he had on hand.  The reason, he said for the cut  off line for the increase as being  slated as the 50th parallel, is  because, in the opinion of the  administration, northern" communities rely more heavily on  water transportation and deserve  some kind of a break. It wasn't  felt that the increase was retroactive, since it had been passed  in parliament on March 10th and  came into effect cm April 1st.  This bill was passedby tiie Governor General on the recommendation of the Department of Transport, the Fisheries and the Minister of Evnironment. On the question of the difference between  fishboat rates and other commercial vessels, he could give no  answer except that his office  would welcome constructive letters. One important fact he did  volunteer was that tiie local council, who pay 15% ofthe wharfage  collected to the government,  would be liable to pay'the percentage on collected moneys,  and not as was feared,, the  amount that should have been  collected according to the footage  under the new rates.  This still leaves tiie council in  an unenviable position, they are  bound by the terms of their  lease (which they have not yet  received) to collect something  they are not enthusiastic about.  Mr. Brook's office number in  Vancouver is 666-6111.  Ferry criticisms answered  In conversation with the Coast News last week, Traffic Manager Ken Stratford gave the case for the ferry corporation in  answer to some of the criticisms which have been made locally  about the changes wrought ki the ferry service. On the point  raised by the Coast News about the inadequate notice given the  Transportation Committee by the ferries before the members  were expected to discuss tiie proposed schedule, Stratford  maintains that the corporation was not able to release the schedule before the union representatives had been apprised of  this. On this point spokesmen for the unions say they are more  interested in their work schedules than the ferry schedules.  if the measures had not been  taken. As it is, he claims that  the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine  Coast are the two most heavily  subsidized areas h the entire  province. ' The figures given  by Stratford would indicate  that there is a levy on each  person in this province of $83  per   year   for   ferry   subsidies.  Safety  Economy  In  defence of the  economy  measures   the   corporation   has  brought in, Stratford maintains  that the deficit the corporation  would have been facing .would  have been absolutely staggering  Angry residents protest increase in wharfage rates at Gibsons|Council meeting last week.  Gibsons settles for small pool  May to be Family Month  The month of May has been  declared "Family Month". The  Provincial Government and the  local Municipal Governments  have proclaimed it to be so. So  what? Whose idea was it in the  first place? Why should I or my  family be interested?  The answers to all such questions flow from this simple fact:  each  one cf us comes from  &  family unit of one kind or another,  and the strengths and weaknesses- -of 'that 'family unit remain'  *"*with 'Us for life.   What'helpsTo"  strengthen  bonds  of love  and  communication      within      each  household   or   unit cf  persons  living together as a family, help  to strengthen the bonds of love  and communication which keeps  a  community,   a. whole society  together.     "Family/Month"   is  wholly directed towards develop-  inc the bonds of love and communication  that  gather  people  together into a family, a neighbourhood, a community.  ' The   idea  emerged from  the  B. C. Conference on the Family,  which lasted from November 1975  until  November  1976,  and   remains with us through a  core  group of persons, retaining the  name of the B. C. Conference on  the Family, but hoping to form  the B. C. Council for the Family.  It was through the concern expressed in hundreds upon hundreds of small discussion groups  around the province, which gave  rise   to   the   resolution   passed  unanimously  at  the   November  1976 conference, asking the premier to proclaim fie month of  May, 1977 as Family Month. The  month is to be a time for focus  upon the family unit, with emphasis on "communication building" activities at home and in the  local community. What is done  in May, however, is to carry over  and influence what is done year  round. Putting it simply, by  declaring May Family Month, it  gives each family or household  an occasion, or an excuse for  doing something in favour "of it-  "tfelf- by" foiolce'T'raaief- Wan /By  "chance. ���~  ''>' "" .7.   ' ,.  The local planning committees  headed by Mayors Nelson and  Labonte have focussed upon:  1. The family or household group  at home, or in the outdoors.  2. The   family   with  another  family.  3. Families meeting together in  groups in community events.  We have thought about and  have made suggestions for activities in the followingareas:  1. The family and ways of sharing  and communicating.  2. Religion and the family.  3. Senior Citizens and the family.  4. Recreation and the family.  Watch out for a pamphlet to  be issued soon for pasting on  everyone's refrigerator door and  watch here for future articles  enlarging upon the pamphlet's  ideas.  If you have a suggestion, or  have a good experience in Family  Month, why not share it? Send it  in. Below is a calendar of Family  Events already scheduled for  May.  Alderman Goddard submitted  her swimming pool plans to  Gibsons Council last week for  final adoption. It ,was recommended that the smaller pool  should be built. The only dissenting vote was Alderman Metzler, who felt that the pool committee was going against public  opinion, and that in ten years  or less it could be too small.  The reasons for opting for the  smaller pool were: (a) the pool  will be open twelve months of  the year; (b) the community cannot afford the 25 metre size;  (c) although we may not be catering to Olympic athletes, we will  be teaching kids to swim; (d)  we should wait ten months after  the opening and see how many -  people are using it regularly;  and (e) the five experts consulted  all advised the committee to go  for the smaller size. Plans are  now in the works to begin implementation before the deadline  of July 9th.  Angry locals were in attendance to protest the moorage  increase at the government  wharf.   One resident vented his  ^outline  his  organizations aims.  | The  idea is  primarily, at  this  - time, to create a by-law giving the  1 mayor authority to act during any  fdisaster,  e.g.  oil  spills,  forest  ^fires, or major accidents.     Mr.  |McPhee has already had a meet-  ling with the local CB Radio Club,  land most of the members offered  TJtheir  services- as  a  secondary  ipommunications  system  should  gthe telephone service be out of  '^operation.     /Alderman   Metcalf  f attended a course last September  i|and, along with he other mem-  -libers of council agreed that a by-  '7 law should be drawn up tailored  <i{to the needs ofthe area.  feelings by passionately telling  council, "I refuse! ~ I am not  paying that raise, they can put me  in jail first! If this is the country  I fought for and can't'afford to  live in my retirement', then it's  time I left".    .  Council was in sympathy and  initially stated that since no  lease had as yet been forthcoming  the increase should be' held off  for the present. Alderman Metcalf searched the documents  looking for loopholes, and showed  that there was no provision for  double tying and while fa daily  rate had been set, no monthly  figure was mentioned. It was not   .,.��� .  until later in the meeting/during It A number <* applications for  committee, reports, JUdehnanj5*T P������on of dog.catcher have  Metale^hrtfe ifa^  increase was hot put into'effect  then the"village may be held responsible for the shortages. It  was felt that council had no recourse but to go by the rates as  they stood. Citizens were advised  to write to their member of parliament.  Mr. A. D. McPhee, the Coordinator for the Provincial Emergency Programme was invited to  Iftveral. Ifrbntf  women, Dr.;Peny will help-coun-*  cil in choosing a suitable applicant.  The Airport Committee reported to council with the tie down  rates for the Wilson Creek Airport. They will be $15 per month  for private aircraft and $1.00 a  day for visiting planes. The airport manager will collect 50% of  the fees as wages.  Henry Hall waits to speak at recent Sechelt  Council meeting. Mr. Hall is taking an active  part Area 'C ratepayers'opposition to By-law 109.  Sechelt Council i  Calendar of Events  FAMILY MONTH CALENDAR  (to add items, please call this  newspaper)  SUNDAY MAY 1: Auditions for  Talent Show, sponsored by Coast  Family Association, 200 p.m.  Gibsons Legion.  WEDNESDAY, MAY 4: Madeira  Park Elementary School, "Peter  Pan", 1:30p.m. and 7:30p.m.  SATURDAY, MAY 7: Community Club Bazaar, 2.-00 p.m.  Madeira Park.  Mayor Harold Nelson of Sechelt affixes his signature to the Family Month Proclamation  watched by Mayor Larry Labonte of Gibsons and Regional Board Chairman Harry Almond.  SATURDAY, MAY 7: Spring  Dance, sponsored by Sunshine  Coast Community Resource  Society - Roberts /Creek Hall -  Buffet Dinner 8:00 p.m., music  , by^'tJp the Creek" Tickets:  Phone 885-5012 or 885-3821.  SUNDAY MAY-8: Talent Show,  2:00 p.m. Twilight Theatre,  Gibsons.  SUNDAY, MAY 8: Mother's  Day Breakfast, sponsored by Sunshine Coast Lions Club, Homestead Cafe, Wilson Creek. 8:00  a.m. -2:00 p.m.  SATURDAY, MAY 14: Open  House, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Sechelt Fire Hall and Roberts  Creek Fire Hall.  Beaveree of Sunshine Coast &  Powell River Beaver Colonies,  Madeira Park.  SUNDAY, MAY 15: Pender  Harbour Health Clinic Walkathon  departs from clink after 10 a.m.  SUNDAY, MAY 15: Community  Sunday Picnic: sponsored by  Ministerial Association, 4:00 p.m.  . Roberts Creek Recreational Complex; (beside golf course), bring  picnic to share.  SUNDAY, MAY 15: Canoe Day:  Lessons in family canoeing, water  safety, etc. sponsored by Sunshine Coast Physical Fitness  Service, pre-registration 885-  3611. Bring lunch and have fun  together. Porpoise Bay Campsite, 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.  SUNDAY, MAY 22-23: Sechelt  Timber Days: For the whole  family.  SATURDAY, MAY 28: May Day  at Madeira Park. Pancake breakfast at Community HaD, Pender  Harbour, Fishing Derby, Row-  boat races, Bicycle races, Soap  Box Derby 11:30 a.m. Parade:  12:15 p.m., following crowning of  May Queen, Adult Dance, Community Hall, contact Fat Hoff  at 883-2777  -time  resident  Death claimed Beatrice Easter  Davey on April 23rd, 1977. Mrs.  Davey was bom in Victoria, B.C.  and moved to G-beons In 1934.  She Is 7 survived by two sons,  George of Vancouver and Thomas  of Gibsons, and nine grandchildren and ten peat-grandchildren. There wl.be a family  service at 2:00 pjn. on Monday,  April 25th.  Planning  committee  The Roberts Creek Advisory  Planning Commission has begun  work on a draft community plan  for Roberts Creek. Meetings will  be held every 2nd Monday until  a first draft is complete and  ready for discussion by the whole  community. The committee is  using the results of a questionnaire distributed in January to  indicate community concerns  for inclusion in the plan. The plan  will involve an area from Hunter  Road on the west to the cemetery  on the east.  The committee now has 7 members. If residents of Roberts  Creek have any questions or wish  to discuss some preliminary ideas  about the plan they can contact  any of the following members  ofthe committee: Bruce Moseley,  Jack Gibb, Mrs. Erskine, Carmen  White, Bill Grose, Wilf Dorey,  Ron McSavaney or the Area  Director, Harry Almond.     '  Mr. Killam brought his plans  for expansion to the attention of  Sechelt; Council at their regular  meeting again last Wednesday.  A letter was recehed from Mr.  Doug Roy, the vlage planner,  recommending to council that  complete plans be submitted by  any developer before any consideration be givento any portion  of it. Council was also advised  to ensure that the adjoining lane  be kept clear in case of fire. Part  of the expansion proposes a  lumber yard and it was felt there  might have to be an amendment  to the present by-law before this  could be sanctioned. Similar  situations have arisen in North  and West Vancouver and Mayor  Nelson suggested information  from other municipalities. Alderman Booth put forward a motion  that the planner be contacted  and asked to form a committee  comprising of himself, Mr.  Killam, a regional planner and a  member of council for further  study. The motion was carried.  After the committee reports  had been dealt witi, Mr. Hall,  the owner of the neighbouring  property to Mr. Killam's,reminded council of by-law 81 (1958)  which states thai wheh industry  is in a commercial district it  must be enclosed by an eight  foot fence or wall or an evergreen hedge six feet high. Alderman Thompson felt that since  there was already a six foot wall,  the extra two feet shouldn't be  too much of a problem, but that  it was a point well taken.  By-law 167, the highway exchange between Mr. Van Egmond and the crown received  its final adoption.    7   '#  Mr. Wood informed council  that neither the regonal district  On the question of s&rety oi'  operation, Stratford poiiu_-d out  that it is fifteen years since a boat  was lowered over the side of a  B.   C.   ferry   in  an  emergency  situation and during  that  time  sixty   million   passengers   have  been carried in safety.  He points  out that the standards of safety  are set by the federal government and challenges the assertion of the ferry employees that  female crew members are unable  to handle the life-saving equipment, pointing out that female  crew members have to be certified   capable   of  handling   the  equipment  before hiring.      He  denies forcefully that the ships  are    presently    under-manned,  pointing out that the Washington  State ferries have crews of eleven  to handle 2,500 passengers, while  B. C. ferries have twenty-seven  crew members for 890 passengers.        On    the   controversial  change of the designation of B.C.  waters from, coastal   to   inland,  Stratford maintains the object of  this would be  to increase  the  numbers of passengers that the  ferries could handle, hot to decrease the numbers of crew members. In comparing the B.C. and  Washington State ferries, Stratford points out that "We're not  talking about Liberia here, but  one of the great maritime nations  of the world, the U.S.A.,  and  their set standards."  Stratford points out that the  present policy of consulting with  .areas served concerning changes  proposed is not a new one but has  been the policy of the ferry  mW^ement fbr^^nany years  "Its just more, visible now,"  said Stratford. --- '    :<  The ferry corporation traffic  manager pointed out also that  while Vancouver Island has about  one hundred times the population  of the Sunshine Coast, they are  serviced by just about twice as  many daily ferry sailings per day.  or Gibsons paid the students  they employ in the summer, more  than the going government rate  of $2.81 per hour. Approval has  been received to employ two students. Arrangements have not  yet been made to redecorate  the council chambers, it was  suggested that students do the  work, but on consideration it was  decided that they would be all  right for exterior work, but that  the inside should be done by  professionals.  Chatelech High School requested the use of the tennis  courts on Thursdays between  3:15 and 5:00 p.m. and this was  approved. It was suggested that  a record be kept of the bookings  and posted both at the village  office and the tenniscourts.  Alderman Booth asked that the  budget be brought and studied  at the next meeting.  From Spring to Summer.   From lambs to lovelies.   These three young ladies enjoy the  summer warmth of recent days at Pebbles Beach in Gibsons.  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every  <*? 2.  Ccast News, April 26,1977.  A CO-OPERATIVELY AND LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B. C. every Tuesday  By: Glassford Press Ltd.  Box 460, Gibsons Phone: 886-2622 or 886-7817  Editor-John Burnside  Reporter / Photographer - Ian Corrance  Advertising - Josef Stanishevskyj  Receptionist/Bookkeeper - M. M. Laplante  Production - Bruce M. Wilson  Typesetting - Lindy Moseley  :5s.-'-V . ������*  <���*��*���     T    ���**���  CNA  Subscription Rates:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $8.00 per year; $6.00 for six months.  Canada except B. C. $10.00 per year.  United States and Foreign$12.00 per year.  Phone 886-2622 or 886-7817.  P. O. Box 460, Gibsons, B. C.  Ferries  It will probably come as no secret to  the readers of this paper that we have  been consistently critical of the B. C.  Ferry Corporation of late over the issue  of the proposed change of schedule.  The issue arises largely because the corporation, at government orders, is in the  midst of an economy drive while the  economy of this area, in common with  the whole of British Columbia, is in some  difficulty and locally is dependent on  the ferry system for its well-being.  What is good for the book-balancing  of the ferry corporation is not necessarily  good for the economies of the areas it  serves and this paper cannot but continue  to find fault with the government which  has taken hundreds of millions'of purchasing dollars out ofthe B. C. economy by  huge increases in automobile insurance,  ferry rates and massive cuts in the spending of the so-called Human Resources  Department. Businesses all over the  province are feeling the pinch of this  artificially prolonged recession. This is  a government which has made life easier  for millionaires and mining companies  and much more difficult for the consumer, the small business man and the  handicapped of this province. For this  it must be criticized.  At the same .time, justice demands  that the case of the government's ferry  corporation for the economies they have  instituted must be given a fair airing.  This paper was in contact again this  week with Mr. Ken Stratford, Traffic  Manager for the B. C. Ferry Corporation  and some ofthe points he made in refutation of some criticisms which have appeared in this paper are given on our front  page and deserve to be considered.  While giving Stratford's arguments  due consideration, the basic concern  expressed in these pages remains unaltered. When dealing with governments  or government corporations it behooves  the citizens being affected by government  action to be as alert and informed as  possible. If they would be consulted on  actions which affect their lives they must  challenge non-consultative or pseudo-  consultative action wherever it manifests  itself; if they are being denied information needed to make rational decisions  they must squawk until they get it. This  paper has been concerned in its treatment of the ferry service changes with  the availability of information and the  adequacy of consultation. By acting in  such a manner it has been attempting to  perform its function fully as a community  newspaper. We may not always have  won popularity with the ferry corporation  but our concern was to serve the citizens  of the Sunshine Coast by demanding  information and real consultation. We  feel we have been of service.  Regional Board  The regional board has come under  heavy fire recently for what has been  described as restrictive practices hampering the growth or development of this  area. We are not prepared at the present  time to take sides in the conflict.  Some of the voices raised, however,  have been explicit in their demands that  the regional board concept be dispensed  with in favour of doing business as was  previously the case, with Victoria and  here we respectfully have to disagree.  It would seem from this vantage point  that, in the first place, bureaucracy is  ever imperfect, whether in Victoria or  in the regional board. The advantage of  having to deal locally with bureaucracy is  that by and large you are dealing with  your neighbours. It is much harder to  ignore people whom you are liable to  meet on the daily street. The possibility  of having an immediate effect on local  government is much greater than the  possibility of effecting in a meaningful  manner an impersonal bureaucracy many  miles away.  Whatever the irritations at the moment, it would seem tothis paper that our  long-range interests are more likely to  be served by dealingwith as many of our  local problems as possible at,the local  level. We're much more likely to have  our voices heard.  Peninsula Recycling  On another regional board matter, this  paper would like to add its voice to those  people who have written to the papers  lamenting the board's refusal to provide  the $5,000 necessary to have Peninsula  Recycling operate until such a time as  the citizenry can be heard from by way  of November referendum. It would  appear that the board has doomed a  brave and future-looking enterprise to  untimely death to effect a most minor  budgetary saving. Even as a purely  symbolic enterprise, the recycling of our  waste would seem to be worthwhile and  we are at a loss to understand the actions  of the board members who refused to  give it this small survival space. If the  residents of the area in a referendum  indicated that they wanted no part of recycling there would be no recourse but to  accept their decision. The board members decision to deny the citizenry the  right to be heard and the recycling people  the opportunity to keep trying would  seem to be hasty, ill-considered, and in  the end somehow petty.  from the files of Coast News  5 YEARS AGO  As the result of a hearing on the case  of school teacher J. Burnside who was  suspended by the school board in connection with a court case, Mr. Burnside  has been returned to his teaching at  school. The investigation committee  found it could not support the action of  the school trustees.  10 YEARS AGO  The mysterious light hovering above  Bowen Island has been identified by  John Hopkins of Hopkins Landing as  a series of lights on a Channel 8 re-  broadcast transmitter.  15 YEARS AGO  Government urged to improve ferries:  Gibsons council Tuesday night drew the  attention of the provincial government to  the fact that the present Langdale-  Horseshoe Bay traffic is so heavy new  ferries now being constructed for other  runs should be placed on the Langdale  run as quickly as possible.  20YEARSAGO  In Sechelt:    The Coast News is represented by Mrs. E. Lumsden.   Consult  her about your advertising needs. Phone  Sechelt 44W.  25YEARSAGO  Now well underway, the largest building project at the present time on the  peninsula is the construction of the  bowling alley for Sechelt.  Alder wood, $10a cord.  Two bedroom home, good location  in Pender Harbour. $3,200.  30YEARSAGO  Brought before the magistrate last  weekend was Elmer Jorgenson of Halfmoon Bay who was fined $10.00 for  operating a motor vehicle without a  licence.  Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Simmings made  a hurried trip to Vancouver. We strongly  suspect it is to do with a keg of nails for  their new house near Wakefield.  ��r4�� t    .'&  -     >     ���  vt.V^  ," ^*.  *���**�� ,   .'  ��� . v. j    '".V"*' W'/y.'     '7   - '  *-%**>  A**>"  ���t-:?>  West Howe Sound, about 19501 Point of view is atop landmark  notated as "Cone" by surveyors. Also variously called "The  Knob",, and, more recently, Soames Hill. In this Gordon  Ballentine photo, the Gibson Brothers' foot-passenger ferry  MV Machigonne is seen making its way towards Granthams  and Gibsons wharves.  This promontory has been customarily  L. R. Peterson  '..*~V-*.  assailed by climbers from the south, up - and sometimes off - its  near-sheer face. Now that it has been acquired as a regional  district park, however, a trail gives a more leisurely access up  a gradual slope from Bridgeman Road, an offshoot of Chamberlin Road, an offshoot of....From Winn family collection, courtesy Elphinstone Pioneer Museum.  Musings  John Burnside  Generally   speaking,   my , impression of Pierre Elliot Trudeau  has gone steadily downhill since  I first became aware of his existence.  I think I first knew about  him   when   he   was   a trendy,  youngish professor at a Montreal  university.   He had some pretty  radical views and had done some  pretty   interesting   things   and  seemed part of the new wave of  liberated   French-Canadian'' intellectuals who were challenging  the virtually mediaeval hold the  Church had on their society.   He  did  not  stand  out particularly  from his fellows, in fact if anything he rather dawdled behind.  When Maurice Duplessis died in  Northern Quebec and the Unione  Nationale Party  had  the   difficulty in replacing him that' all  long-term successful right wing  parties seem to have, a new wave  of Liberals came to power under  Premier Jean Lesage and Quebec's 'quiet revolution' was under  way.   Trudeau was conspicuous  by his absence.   As that Liberal  Cabinet wrestled heroically with  the almost insurmountable  difficulties of bringing their society  into the twenthieth century after  two  centuries   as a  conquered  people and twenty-five years of  Duplessis corruption and totalitarian    mis-management,    Tru-  deau's present adversary, Rene  Levesque was in the front line  of battle - one of the hardest  working   and    most    respected  members of the Lesage cabinet.  Trudeau, ever stylish, was somewhere on the far left of the NDP  party,   amused,   detached   and  somewhat above the battle.  The federal Liberal party of  a dozen years ago had squeaked  back into power over a discredited  . Diefenbaker but it was old and  tired and in desperate need of  an infusion of either ideas or an  image. It had then, of course,  as it has now and as George  Matthews so ably delineated in  discussing the Jack Horner espousal of the party a couple of  weeks ago, the same creeping  capacity for taking members of  all political hues and fitting them  into the pale, bland, liberal  garb. Trudeau, like Horner,  decided that the possibility of a  cabinet post weighed more than  political principle and defected  from the NDP leanings he had  professed and became a Liberal  along with Jean Marchand and  Wilfred Pelletier.  At that time the "Three Wise  Men of Quebec" were hailed as  the saviours of the ailing Liberal  party. Even at that point Trudeau  was not central. He and Pelletier were extra baggage and the  earthy Jean Marchand, a popular  Quebec labour leader, was regarded as the prime catch. Mar-  -'"chand, however, found that his  broken English was an embarrassment in Ottawa and when Pearson stepped down Marchand  stepped aside for his more academic colleague who had had the  great political astuteness to have  a Scottish mother and was perfectly bilingual.  Ever-ready John Turner was  his closest competitor for the top  spot but the Liberal party's historic tradition of alternating  English-speaking and French-  speaking leaders prevailed and  Trudeau was Prime Minister.  No one could deny that the new  man had charm and wit ��� he wore  his carnation well - but he came to  the top political spot in the country as a glib political opportunist  for whom power was more important than any of lis professed  beliefs.  Wit and charm, however,  seemed to be enough. He tripped  around the country kissing pretty  girls and diving off springboards  and getting his picture taken  through it all and Canada was  experiencing Trudeaumania - the  best thing to happen since the  Beatles. I had one of my rare  tastes of direct political action in  the next election campaign. I  have long been an admirer of  Laurier Lapierre, best-known perhaps for his work with Patrick  Watson in "This Hour Has Seven  Days". He is, I believe, a man  of warmer charm and mote tough  intellectual honesty than Trudeau. He was campaigning for  the NDP on the west end of Montreal Island against a seedy  Liberal candidate called Raymond  Rock who had been in Ottawa  for seven years and had yet to  be noticed by Hansard. At virtually every house I canvassed  the response was identical:  ''We're voting for Trudeau this  time." "But, but he's not running here. It's Raymond Rock  that's running here," I'd venture.  "Well if Raymond whateverhis-  nameis is a Trudeau man we're  voting for him." Rock won by  25,000 votes in what was perhaps  the most presidential, the most  American of federal elections and  when it was over Trudeau had  taken the tired old Liberal party  back into a majorityposition.  In power he has been a disappointment to almost everyone  who thinks. We have come to  expect indolence and arrogance  from him as well as wit and  charm. He is prone to treat his  fellow legislators with the kind  of condescension that cranes to  one who has spent too long at the  front of the classroom. When he  cares he is a capable man. The  ' question is, what does Trudeau  care about?  We know from his track record  that it isn't political principle.  . He belongs to that band of Canadian politicians likeHazen Argue,  Paul Hellyer, and more recently  Jack Horner who take the position  if I can't be king in one political  party I'll go and play with someone else. We know that he has no  zeal for parliamentary reform  despite his often open contempt  for the institution. Under Trudeau the Canadian Senate has  remained the retirement home for  tired or discredited Liberal politicians that it has been virtually  uninterruptedly since the days of  Mackenzie King. He has used  political power as cynically as any  less flowery politician anywhere  to the benefit of his adopted  party. While trumpeting his  Canadianism he has headed a  government which has continued  its traditional lick-spittle relationship with the American corporations which have had their way  with Canada since tiie days when  Mackenzie King thought he had  special relationship with, among  other things, Franklin Roosevelt.   '  No, one is forced to conclude  that Pierre Elliot Trudeau cares  primarily for Pierre Elliot Tru-  deau's place in the history books.  He would be Caesar. No where is  his lack of political scruple more  apparent than in his labelling of  Rene Levesque's Parti Quebecois  as the internal enemy. He heads  a party which is bankrupt of ideas  in a country which is in the throes  of major unemployment and his  response is the historic response  of the demagogue who cares for  power more than anything else.  He finds an enemy he can brandish in the faces ofthe unfortunate that is is unwiUng or unable  to help and says: "Look, here is  the enemy. Only lean save you."  If Canada is to deserve to survive it will have to have political  exchanges which are profound  and honest. .It will have to follow  a rational path of enlightened  economic self-interest. It will  have to find within its people  some spiritual kindling about this  vast and empty land which is  their heritage.  Pierre Elliot Trudeau has not  shown himself to be either profound or honest. As a millionaire  born he is in favour of tiie economic status quo, say what he will.  As for kindling a spiritual fire,  Pierre doesn't have the matches.  Slings & Arrows  p*George Matthews  Some members of the press  and general public make a great  fuss over the public's right to  know. In-camera meetings are  criticized, government secrecy is  deplored, censorship and controls  of the press are reviled. All  things considered, this is as it  should be. In a free society, with  relatively free economic institutions, perfect knowledge is a  prerequisite to rational decision  making.  With all the talk about the public's right to know however, how  is it that hardly anyone ever talks  about the right of the public and  the individual not to know. There  are all  kinds  of things  that   I  really don't want to know about,  but people  keep  on  infringing  upon   my   inalienable   right   to  ignorance by telling me things  or writing things that I would  rather not know about. Have you  ever noticed that these information   disseminators   never   give  you any clue as to the nature of  their   information   before    they  spring it on you, at which time its  too late so that you can't unknow  the thing.   You could be talking  along, enjoying the conversation  when right there out of the blue  will  come  something  that  you  would be better off not knowing.  When you're reading something  you never know until its too late  that the unpleasant intruder, the  bald  unfettered fact   has  been  skulking in wait on the'very next  line to leap out and snatch you  by the throat.  Why, right on my  very next line might be some tidbit of information hiding in wait  that you have spent a life time  trying to avoid.  Just the other day a friend of  mine told me, without my having  asked, that one (let me warn you  here that this is a particularly  unpleasant piece of information  and if you don't want to know you  should skip down a few lines)  Trident submarine, fully armed,  is capable of wiping out any  nation in the world. I didn't want  to know that but now its too late.  I can't forget it and the knowledge disturbs me. Knowing  those things doesn't help me a  bit. I can't do anything about  it which only adds frustration  to the damned fact. If I was more  naive or more sensitive I could  really get quite sick about it; I  might develop a rash or a nervous  tic or lose my hair or get an ulcer.  Knowing about the Trident could  have done me a lot of harm.  You might say this is an extreme example but there are  dozens- and dozens of things  which have recently invaded my  right not to know. I don't want to  know, who left their.; homework  at home. I don't want to know  about Margaret Trudeau and the  Rolling-Stones or about her husband's sex life. I don't want to  know about making babies in  test tubes, (I'm told its very uncomfortable). I don't want to  know about Newton's third law or  how to do square root.  The price a person has to pay  for living in a small town is that  our right not to know is constantly  being infringed upon. In a small  town we see, hear or are told just  about everything that's going on.  A few years ago I told a newcomer  to the peninsula that whenever  anything newsworthy or interesting happened most people would  know about it pretty quick if not  sooner. What I forgot to mention  was that the thing that gives a  small town its special charm is  that knowing a lot brings about  a special tolerance, sympathy and  understanding. Even so, there  are still many things around that  I would just as soon not know  about.  The other peculiar feature of  knowledge and information is  that like any other commodity,  the less of it there is, the niore  valuable it becomes and when  there is an overabundance of  knowledge and information, its  not worth much. The lesson to  be learned from this of course is  that the harder someone tries to  hoard a bit of knowledge the  harder someone else will work to  discover it. I've never tried to  test this theory but it obviously  has great potential. For example  the next time I'greet a new class  of students I could refuse to teach  them -anything. Could you imagine twenty-five crazed, knowledge-hungry students begging,  cajoling and threatening their  teacher for knowledge. As it is  now, the teacher fills the students  with so much information, denying as he does the poor child's  right to ignorance, that the very  glut of information creates knowledge inflation to the point where  the information has no value.  As far as learning things you  don't want to know about is  concerned, maybe there should  be a law to protect us from these  nasty intrusions. Surely there  must be some way to preserve  our inalienable right to ignorance.  Do today what should  be done. Tomorrow may  never come.  Harry F. Banks LETTERS to the EDITOR  Coast News, April 26,1977.  3.  Inflation        Ferries  More Rio Pete  Editor:  I guess I gets another chance  for practising up on my writing  using my nieces new lectric typewriter. I had been getting ready  to get off the ferry when this  young fella who I'd been talking  to beforehand, started up this  funny looking contraption he had  called a chopper. The noise, it  made scared the horse so bad 1  found myself in downtown Vancouver before I could grab the  reins. Then these funny looking  mounties come driving up and  asked me for license and registration, I tole them that my horse  was just a cayuse and it weren't  no fancy thouroughbred. This got  them boiling mad and they asked  me how come I ain't got my dog  on a leash. Then they said something about scoop bylaw or some  such fool thing and gave me a  ticket cause my horse had just  did what comes natural right  then. I just don't know how to  figure city folks.  Anyway, they let me go and  since I was in Vancouver I fig-  gured I might as well visit my  niece. She was busy when I got  there but she showed me her new  lectric typewriter that she had  just done and bought. Now, I  have the same ideas that my pa  had about machinery. He told  me about when he was kneehigh  to a toad that Granpa had made  him walk in front of his Model T  carrying a red flag. After being  in Vancouver, I figure thats one  law the legislators should bring  back, the way city folks tear  around in their cars to beat  sixty. "  But once I got the hang.of it,  a lectric typewriter ain't so bad,  though I can't figger out how  come my niece says its faster  than doing it by hand. I also  spent some time reading some of  the newspapers that my niece  saves to stick on the bottom of  the birdcage. She also subscribes  to yours, and I read in it that you  had some sort of reward out on  me. Now the only times I heard  the word sophisticated was when  me and the boys had stopped in  at the town hotel and the 'owner  tole us he had got him some  fancy ladies upstairs and they  were all sophisticated to beat  all. I spent a little time figgering  out how to keep the missus from  finding out since a cast iron frying pan might dent, she fears, so  when she gets herself all riled  up 'n ornery, she gets out the  shotgun. It ain't no fun pickin  birdshot outa one's hide. I guess  I spent too much time figgering  cause the mounties busted in  and took the owner to jail. I  figgered he might and done made  hisself a fortune, but it seems to  be the way that when a fella  wants to start hisself a small  business, that there's all sorts of  laws agin'it.  After reading the guy with the  cartoon on top of his column I  agrees with Mr. Matthews when  he says them things about words.  I gotta remember the one about  the devil cuz if you call one of  the boys back at the ranch a  S.O.B. a fella is liable to lose a;  few teeth.  I don't understand what it is  about the other papers, what with  there talk about patration, sep-  ration, and the monarcky. I've  never read so much politakal  foolishness.  Well, I figger I should get  heading off. The landlord just  come and told my niece to get  that moose off of his property.  I asks him what he means by  calling my horse a moose, and he  says that I can't fool him, he  knows a moose when he sees one.  He said he just got back from his.  first huntin' trip and he'd just  got himself one just like it. He  figgers he's just goin' to hunt  more often cuz its so easy. All  you gotta do is climb over a fence  and walk right up to them. He  says he saw a lot of big spotted  deer, too, but he didn't have no  licence to hunt em.  I'll be glad to get back to the  ranch. I figger I'll be a heading  for Alberta to drive a herd to  them Ogden stockyards in Calgary. I wish I cud get me a subscription to your mighty fine  paper, but I'm always ion the  . move with no chance to settle  down to let the grass grow under  my feet; I hope you don't put up  a reward poster on me since it's  bad> enough sometimes to herd  cows without worrying about no  darnfool money-hungry posse'  chasin'after a fella.  My niece is heading into the  peninsula tomorra and she says  she'll mail my letter in Gibsons  as she's passin' through, that  way, she says, it will get there a  week faster.  Rio Pete  Sanity  P.S. I figger if you forced all  those legislators to write all  their foolishness out on lectric  typewriters themselves that  there wouldn't be so many laws.  Regional  Editor:  The recent decision of the Regional Board to discontinue support of Peninsula Recycling is  a deplorable one. Tom Haigh, of  Peninsula Recycling, has shown  incredible endurance in an uphill  struggle to gain financial and  public support for this worthwhile and necessary project. All  that Mr. Haigh was requesting  was a relatively paltry sum to  carry through the recycling operation to November, at which time  a referendum on the issue could  be held. It is disheartening  that a project to gather materials  for recycling and also, creating  an awareness of the need to  recycle, dispelling the,myth that  our resources are limitless,  should come to such a demise.  This failure becomes all the more  poignant in view of Tom Haigh's  need to be continually begging  for funds from that same group  of people who have just voted in  favour of extra expenditures  for additional collections of garbage in the traditional sense -  that is, material to be dumped in  a put and burned - wasted forever. The point here is that if  those of us who produce garbage,  (and that's all of us) whether in  the private or commercial sectors,  were to take the small amount of  time and effort necessary to sort  and deposit that material for  recycling, with the remainder  being picked up for disposal,  then the extra weekly collection  would not be necessary; the funds  could then be allocated to Peninsula Recycling with full support  of the board and the public at  large. Additionally, while not  only maintaining a conservationist approach, the increased  quantity of collected materials  may eventually allow Peninsula  Recycling to support itself, or  at least reduce the financial  burden. But, most important,  a truly; necessary; condition to ;  sustain future life on this planet  will have been met, at least  here on the Sunshine Coast by  its enlightened citizens.  This is our last chance to prevent a worthwhile project from  lapsing into oblivion. If it dies,  then our children and theirs,  when the crunch comes, will  surely have a good reason to say  that we, their parents and grandparents, were a wasteful society,  hell bent on consumption in an  era of waste, who gave no thought  or who simply didn't give a damn  about the havoc that their waste  might wreck in the not so distant  future. Presumably, our grandchildren searching through  archives containing the transcripts of the regional board meetings will find the names of Mulligan, Paterson, Pearson and  Thompson and wonder what motivated these elected policy-makers.  to vote "nay" to Peninsula Recycling and thus to the concept  of conservation that Tom Haigh  was trying to promote.  Please, people of the Sunshine  Coast, stand behind Peninsula  Recycling - give them'your support. Collect and deposit your  recyclables whether you're a  homeowner or a commercial  establishment. Let the regional  board know how you feel; urge  them to provide the necessary  funds.  Waste not, want not.  Lome and Marlee Berman  Roberts Creek  Thanks  Editor:  I would like to take this opportunity, through your newspaper,  fo thank the community for their  support for our Gibsons Elementary SunFrost Qoss-Country  held Saturday, Apri 16th. With  most of the courses being - road  courses, it was sometimes necessary for officials to block traffic  to allow the athletes to pass.  The public was most co-operative  in this regard, despite the inconvenience.  Our thanks again to these  motorists for their patience and  to your newspaper for the fine  coverage regardingthis event.  MissE. Lorrie Swan  Coach  Colleen J. Elson  Rincipal  Mr. Don Lockstead, M.L.A.  Victoria, B. C.  Dear Mr. Lockstead:  The recent local 'mock' deliberation here over the question  of 'Recycling' as followed in our  local paper, the Coast News,  fills one with disgust for the total  lack of intelligence and goodwill  shown by all concerned. The  complete lack of vision and the  total ineptitude displayed by  those who are in charge of our  money and our FUTURE is appalling. There is no longer any  choice in the matter as we are  reminded by the author of "The  Closing Circle" - we MUST  respect our resources and imminent end to them and act with  some sense of responsibility and  providence.  With $9,000.00 approximately  going for the indiscriminate  disposal of garbage from which  there will be NO RETURN,  what is the fuss about $5,000.  going for the specific disposal  of RECOVERABLE material  from which there is at least  SOME return? Do these Regional  District people have to have their  heads buried in the dump before  they come up with some SANITY?  If there is not enough money for  both then FUSE the operation,  cut down on costs of operation  of both activities and explore for  more and better ways of increasing returns on the recoverable  material? Why not use barges  instead of the ferries for transport of the recycling stuff? Why  not fewer and better vehicles  capable of servicing both enterprises? Why not get those involved to stop the petty jealousy  and in-fighting and get together  on the deal? Doesn't anybody  realize how important it is to  do this and hasn't anybody the  brain, heart and determination  to do what is the eventual inevitable?  You, Mr. Lockstead, are in a  position to put some pressure on  in the right places to get this  - very important matter properly-  attended to at once and for all!  Let's get this thing rolling, with  all the bugs out, and hear no  further griefs on the subject!  ������ e '       ��� i  ���  Miss A. M. Martin  Gibsons, B. C.  Spraying  Editor:  Please allow me to support the  earlier letters of Messrs. Hind  Smith and Holland. The proposed spraying of the chemical  'Tordon 101' by B. C. Hydro  should be actively opposed on the  basis that:  1. The major substance of Tordon  101 is the chemical 2, 4-D produced by Dow Chemicals. It had  been used in chemical warfare  in Vietnam, serving not only to  defoliate the land, but to poison  its inhabitants.  2. We have abundant documents  by scientists demonstrating the  harmful effects on tested animals.  Among these are: genetic mutations,, sexual reversal, dwarfing,  child-mortality, abortion, birth  defects, etc.  3. Throughout British Columbia,  birth-defects similar to those  found in Vietnam have occurred  in babies of residents hear power-  lines where the chemical had  been sprayed.  4. That fish and wildlife crossing  the area will suffer significant  reductions and health damage.  5. That many Sunshine Coast  residents rely on drinking water  from creeks which will Inevitably  be contaminated by the chemical.  6. That even trace elements of  the chemical will produce various  forms of cancer. The extent of  this damage can by fully appreciated only after a decade or  more, since cancer requires such  a long time to become evident.  7. That a number of North American courts have effectively outlawed the spraying and use of  this chemical on the evidence of  its far-ranging dangers and questionable benefits.  8. That there are better alterna- -  tives. It would be more reasonable and in a broader sense more  economical to cut undesired  plants and trees manually and  with power-saws. This would  also be more labour-intensive  and benefit the economy and  employment situation , of our  region.  K. Peter Hauke  Roberts Creek  Wharfage  Hon. Otto Lang,  Dept. of Transport  Ottawa, Canada  Sir:  The exorbitant and inflationary  increase in the moorage to all  government floats in B. C. has  left me staggered at the arrogance and complete callousness  of the person or persons who  have initiated this unbelievable  situation.  I am retired on War Veterans  Allowance, have, for 45 years  paid taxes, never raised hell by  word or deed, been a patriotic  citizen all my life, but this action  of raising moorage rates so dramatically, has left me infuriated  at the apparent crassness of the  politicians in power, that I am  beginning to believe that B. C.  should also consider secession.  This phenomenal increase of  750% is not soaking the rich.  Many elderly and retired people,  most well below the poverty  level, for whom boating is their  main recreation, now find this  beyond their means. They must  have very bitter feelings toward  the establishment who have  created this situation. Such action is not in good faith to the  boat owners of this province, and  will only help to syphon off  money from businesses which  boat owners support, and also  give incentive to private marinas  to boost their moorage rates.  Here in Gibsons there is but  one private marina, full to the  brim; a two year waiting period,  and newcomer's names are not  added to the list. In other words,  "No Hope, Mac". The rates  there are exactly one-half of the  new rates at the government  float; each has his own place,  there is no rafting up. Compare  this to the conditions at the government wharves at Gibsons and  elsewhere.  I sincerely hope that these new  rates are reviewed when the MP's  in charge are of more sane mind;  and trust that they will show more  regard for the people, and the  inflationary trend of their action.  The taxpayers of Canada built  the 'government wharves - ��� with  their blood, sweat-and tears and"  are entitled to responsible government, and such appalling legislature as this cannot help but  make us common people wonder.  Federally I have always voted  Liberal; circumstances following  this letter will decide whether I  still will.  Donald Myton  Gibsons, B.C.  Editor:  Government policy will take  one month's pay away from you  this year, and give it to people  who collect interest.  Are workers or unions really  the cause of inflation?  Inflation is the result of deliberate government policy of spending more money than it takes in  from taxes.  If you divided the total federal,  provincial, municipal, and crown  corporation debt evenly among  all workers in Canada, we would  each owe $12,500. The interest  payments on all this debt works  out to $823. per worker. One  month's wages for the interest;  one year's income for the debt.  Government debt has more  than doubled in the last five  years. It now stands at $60 billion  federal debt, $25 billion for all  the provincial government debts,  and $11 billion for all municipal  debts. Government enterprises  have borrowed $24 billion -  mainly for hydro power.'  This growth rate of debt went  up 120% in the last five years.  The consumer price index went  up 55% and the average industrial, (not service) wage went up  65%.  These figures come from  government sources compiled  by Wayne Cheveldayoff writing  in "The Report on Business"  section of the Toronto Globe and  Mall. (March 15,1977.)  Another Globe and Mail article  points out that the private sector  is no slouch at amassing debt  either: "Our total net indebtedness abroad rose to $48.5 billion  by the end of 1976, up from $43.3  billion a year earlier. The net  outflow of interest and dividends  was $2.56 Billion..."  That's more than $10 million  dollars flowing out of Canada,  (mostly to the U.S.A.) each day  you or I go to work.  The total debt owing for stocks,  bonds, and similar loans for capitalist businesses around the  world now stands at $10 trillion  dollars according to University  of Manitoba economist Cy  Gonick.  One way to! pay'all this debt  is to blame it on the working  class, mount a press campaign  against "greedy unions" and  control wages while leaving pro-  fits and prices.largely untouched. ; (  i '��� Another way; is to rob workers '  as well as people on fixed incomes  by this deliberately engineered  inflation.'  Who could benefit from this  crazy arrangement? The big  winners are those who live on  interest, dividends and capital  gains. You will give them at  least one month's wages this  year.  Richard von Fuchs  Got the blues?  Want to get away from  it all?  Take a walk!  V,  parmapacnon.  Walk a Mock/Today.  Church Services  Roman Catholic Services  Rev. T. Nicholson, Pastor  Times of Sunday Mass:  8:00 p.m. Saturday and 12 Noon  Sunday at St. Mary's Church in  Gibsons  In Sechelt: 8:30 a.m. Our Lady of  Lourdes Church, Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy Family Church  885-9526  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30a.m.-St. John's  Davis Bay  11:15 a.m. ��� Gibsons  886-2333  SALVATION ARMY  Camp Sunrise  Hopkins Landing  Sunday 2:00 p.m.  In the Chapel  886-9432  Everyone is Welcome  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat. 3:00 p.m.  Hour of Worship Sat., 4:00 p.m.  St. John's United Church  Davis Bay  Pastor C. Dreiberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone:  885-9750 or 883-2736  BAPTIST CHURCH  Pastor F. Napora  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 7:00 p.m.  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road'  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.  Revival-7:00 p.m.  Bible Study - Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykesv  Editor:  This is a group letter composed by crew members at Langdale, names will be with-held  for obvious reasons.  Re: Over serviced ferries.  The following points are for your  consideration:  1. Scheduling: The crossing time  Langdale to H.S.B. approximately 45 minutes. The crossing  time H.S.B. to Langdale approximately 50 minutes. The proposed  schedule allows one hour to make  the crossing, discharge and load,  under full load conditions dock  times require 25 - 30 minutes.  Obviously this proposed schedule  is not feasible. Further complicated by such conditions as  2 major vessels attempting discharge and loading in H.S.B.  at the same time, stalled vehicles,  loading ship supplies, garbage,  etc. Therefore the general concensus is the New Westminster  would be incapable of maintaining the required number of trips  as per schedule.  Break-up  Editor:  We are disturbed by discussions of the possible break-up  of our country, Canada. How can  we express our goodwill to our  French speaking fellow Canadians?  Families quarrel but with love  and willing hearts the quarrels  are resolved, because the family  is important. So it is with our  country with its beauty, freedom  and diversity. With one of its  members gone Canada is incomplete. It was a French Canadian,  born in Quebec, who composed  "O Canada".  Are you searching for a way to  express your friendship towards  the people of Quebec?    Please  write a note or postcard expressing   your  feelings   about   this,  important matter, in French or  English, to:  Citizens of Quebec,  C/O Council of Canadian Union,  1470 Peel Street, Suite 925,  Montreal, Quebec. H3A 1T1  The enclosed break-down  shows in the right hand column  the number of trips. The second  and third column, the departure  times, the right hand column the  waiting times between sailings  providing the ships are on time.  There is no provision for heavy  commercial traffic on early and  late sailing calls for a 2 hour 5  minute waiting time between  trips.  Leave Langdale  5:30-7:35 =2:05 hrs.  7:35-9:40 =2:05 hrs.  9:40-11:15 =2:05 hrs.  11:45-12:35 = 50 min.  12:35-1:50 =1:15 hrs.  1:50-2:50 = 1:00 hrs.  2:50-3:55 = 1:05 hrs.  3:55-6:00 = 2:05 hrs.  6:00-6:30= :30min.  6:30-8:10 = 1:40 hrs.  8:10-8:50 = :40min.  8:50-10:15 = 1:25 hrs.  Leave Horseshoe Bay  6:30 - 8:35 = 2:05 hrs.  8:35-10:40 = 2:05 hrs.  10:40-11:30 ��� :50min.  11:30-12:45 = 1:15 hrs.  12:45-1:45 = 1:00 hrs.  1:45-2:50= 1:05 hrs.  2:50-4:55 = 2:05 hrs.  4:55 - 5:50 = :35 min.  5:30-7:00 = 1:30 hrs.  7:00-7:45 = :45min.  7:45-9:10 = 1:25 hrs.  9:10-11:15 = 2:05 hrs.  2. As a result of the proposed  deletion of 28 jobs local economy  can expect to lose in the neighbourhood of $350,000 over a year.  3. Safety: The Queen of New  Westminster is licenced to carry  791 passengers with a crew of  23. In the case of an emergency,  there are only enough crew to  man 2 out of the 6 life raft stations. It takes 4 persons to man  1 life raft station, 2 of which are  female, and are hard pressed to  handle the rafts, which weigh  approximately 360 pounds each.  Taking into consideration it takes  at least 10 minutes to launch,  load and clear away one raft.  The question is how long is it  going to take to launch enough  rafts to take away passengers  on a fully loaded trip?  It can also be pointed out that  there is only one person available  for eacn of 4 life boats. Now consider where are we to find man  power to fight a fire to launch  life saving equipment at the same  time. At a recent meeting between unlicenced ferry personnel  and managment, Mr. Reakes,  Marine Supt. of B. C. Ferries,  was asked how it would be possible in the event of an emergency  to adequately launch life saving  equipment with the crew available. His answer was "Only  half of the life saving apparatus  would have to be launched or the  ship could run aground." He  also stated that a major vessel  could be at the scene in 15 minutes. The only major vessel likely  to be at the scene would be  another ferry (under-manned at  that). To be able to be on the  scene the major vessel would  have to be no more than 3 miles  away.  On Easter weekend more than  200 foot passengers were left  behind at Departure Bay because  they were over their licenced  capacity. We can see the same  thing happening at Langdale this  summer. B. C. Ferry Corporation  has stated that they wanted to  encourage more foot passengers  to use the ferries.  On several occasions somewhat  misleading comparisons have  been made to Washington State  Ferries.  1. Manning figures mentioned  failed to include catering staff,  which are privately employed.  2. U. S. Coast Guard is much  better equipped and more efficient.  3. Generally are in-land waters  and trips are of short duration.  We therefore invite you to  draw your own conclusions.  Concerned B.C. Ferry Employees  Langdale  ���__������__���'^_^ �����__��� ���_{_�� *A0 +&0 *M+ *J0 *Jf *M0*M0 *M0*mmP*M0 *m\  0^^ ^f* ^^* ^^ ^* ^^* ^^ ^^ ^^ ^T* *^^ *m^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^\  Junior Jig Saw Puzzles and  other quiet games for a relaxing  evening with your youngsters,  good family pastimes.  Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  ��� *J^ *Mj> *JL> *l0 __L* ^J_* *&0 *&0 ^&0 *__* *__��� ^__* ^2_* *__? _i_?  ��� 0^* ^j^ 0j* *t^ ^T* ^T* ^^* ^T* ^^* *T* **^* ^S* ^T* ^^* ^T^  ��� U Gcast News, April 26,1977.  UFO Report  Profiles of this place  The Flea Market opens in bright Spring sunshine in Lower Gibsons.  Dogwood Takeout  by Michael Nudand  The last few weekends have  demonstrated that the tourist  season is well underway. The  "furriners", in general, are  pleasant folk but they all seem to  have the same disability. It  would appear that enjoying oneself has become such a serious  business that smiling while you  are doing is not allowed.   To see  the spectrum of serious, intense  or downright unhappy faces  traipsing through the door affords  me a certain comic irony.  The current spell of warm  weather has served to gladden my  male chauvinist heart. I find my  neck being given a vigorous  workout as the local beauties  shed their winter skins.    I also  DRUMMOND INSURANCE  yraPM AND  MOBILE HOMES  HOMES ��� BOATS ��� LIFE  NEW OFFICE HOURS:  9:30 - 5:30 : Monday-Saturday  GIBSONS DENTAL BLOCK  Box 274, Gibsons 886-7751  notice many more male heads  are swivelling on neck muscles  creaking from months of disuse.  Alas and alack, the rain can't  stay away forever.  The members ofthe "Debating  Society" were conducting an  autopsy on the Greenpeace operation to save the seals in Newfoundland. Opinions varied from  moral outrage to cynical disenchantment with the whole subject. An emotional subject like  this is always good material for  heated discussion but the one  thing that we all agreed on was  that we could have done a far  superior job than Greenpeace did.  One member of the "Dogwood  Think Tank" did come up with  the ultimate solution to stop the  market in animal skins. Namely  the first five people to purchase  fur coats on Fifth Avenue . be  clubbed over the head and skinned where .they drop. Radical  but effective. Greenpeace please  note.  A quick throwaway, but like  all my stories, true, about the  small store in California boasting  the legend "OPEN SUNDAYS"  that had people coming in all  throughout the week saying,  "I'll have one of them open  sundaes, please." Education is  a wonderful thing.  by Ian Corrance  In response to last week's  letter to the editor, "UFO Sighted", a cutting from the Vancouver Sun was brought to our attention, it was on page 17 of the  April 20th edition.  2 REPORT SIGHUNG OF UFO  "Two employees of the Vancouver weather office say they  were startled by an unidentified  flying object, a cigar shaped  "blue flash" larger than a jumbo  jet over the airport early Monday  morning.  George Thrupp said he and  Margaret Mancor saw the object  appear from the south sky over  Richmond just after their shift  ended at midnight.  The two were driving through  the old airport section when the  "blue flash" appeared, Thrupp  said.  He said it appeared cigar-  shaped, orange on the top half  and brilliant blue on the bottom  half, with what appeared to be  black portholes along the sides.  It was larger than a Boeing 747  jumbo jet.  Mancor, who was driving, did  not see the object as dearly as  Thrupp, but verified the sighting.  "I was so stunned. I saw a blue  flash. It was so fast that I didn't  get a good look at it. It was a hazy  blue, but I didn't hear a thing,"  she said."  From conversations with  people, it seems that above Keats  Island is the most common place  for these sightings, they usually  take the form of a bright orange  light following the Vancouver  airport flight pattern and either  remain motionless above the island or suddenly disappears.  Two years ago an unexplainable  light was seen off the end of  Grantham's Wharf, it was watched through a pair of binoculars  for   several   minutes   before   it  disappeared.  The response was not unexpected since in causual conversation  over the past ten years, UFO's  have come up often and have  always been treated as a fact of  life, even though not explainable.  Ms. Laplante of Roberts Creek  sighted a strange light in the sky  last week while sitting on the  beach at night. "It was raining  at the time," she said, "when a  long, thin light appeared out over  the water. It sat motionless for  a while, then shot off over the  trees at an incredible speed."  A common reaction is "did I  really see that", or "if I told  anyone, they'd think I'm nuts".  My own most vivid experience  with unidentified flying objects  (apart from when I'm bird watching) was when I worked on the  ferries.   It was my shift on the  wheel and coming around Hood  Point on Bowen Island I saw what  looked like the running lights of  a  plane   above  Mount  Elphinstone.   I didn't pay much attention to it until the captain said,  "Have you been watching that  plane?    It seems to be sitting  still". There were three of us on  the bridge, the captain, the first  officer and myself.     From  the  time we first saw t until it was  hidden by Elphinstone,  twenty-  five minutes later, it was motionless.     It  was  not an  airplane  because  it was motionless  too  long. The only other explanation  I could come up with was that  sometimes   the   light   reflected  from a star will, appear as different colours when it hits particles  in the earths upper atmosphere.  This was  unlikely as two very  definite lights could be seen.  I wonder if I'm nuts?  By JOHN FAUSTMANN  LOUIS NICHOLSON  "And since to look at things In  bloom..."  Out on Highway 101 the steady  stream of cars continues, but in  the front yard of Louis Nicholson's farm the fruit trees are  beginning to bloom again the way  they've been doing for the last  forty or fifty years. Out under  the trees, by the bird feeder that  attracts all the local blue jays,  Louis has come out to feed his  geese. His cap sits atop a full  head of grey hair, and he's dressed in a wool shirt and comfortable boots, with a pair of braces  on to hold up his jeans. He cusses  fondly at the geese, making sure  they've got enough water, and invites inside the visitors that come  to see him.  stake the loggers, and Louis was  making about three dollars a  day.  In 1926, still in his teens, Louis  gave up logging for fishing. He  got himself a little 18 foot clinker  built boat. Ed Husby had a boat  called the Hopeless No. 1, and  Louis's was the Hopeless No. 2.  That first year a bunch of them  set out together, and fished up  in Smith's Inlet for the season.  They lived on their boats, sleeping in the little doghouses on  board, cooking canned corn beef  on their primus stoves, and hand  pulling their nets. Louis remembers one time when he got 300  sockeye in one set, but they never  made much money at it. He recalls the strike in 1936, when the  companies would only pay 27$ a  fish. The next year the price  went up to 36<t, but still, in a  good season  they'd only  make  Nutrition notes  Cowrie St.,   Sechelt  885-3817  Weight   Reduction   and   Maintenance Program  DON'T LOOK FOR EXCUSES  by Donna Gaulin, R.D.  We live in a society which enjoys an abundance of available  food, despite all the hoopla regarding food prices! And yet,  we still buy all the nourishment  that we want and then often .regret it later.  I am frequently asked, "Can  you put me on a diet?" As if I  have a magic formula up my  sleeve, guaranteed/Anyone who  has tried to lose fat knows that  it is not easy and, when accomplished, it can still be a battle.  This is especially true after "  "quick loss" diets.  At least, I can offer some food  for thought. A weight reduction  class is planned for Thursday  mornings at 10:00 a.m., for ten  weeks, beginning May 5th. The  cost of the sessions will be $20  which will include materials,  individual guidance and a follow  up program.  There are many excuses for  not losing extra pounds. But  excuses will not change your  shape. Learning to eat well, to  regulate your activity and to have  a more positive and caring atti  tude about your body are all  part of the project.  Are some calories more fattening than others? Does meal  skipping help? Questions like  these will be discussed as well  as popular diets, fasting, fibre  and the basic functions of food.  If I have aroused your enthusiasm, call me at 886-9229 or  drop in for the first session at  the Health Unit May 5th. Come  and join my list of slenderized  people!  Remember that if it takes 3500  calories to put on a pound, 500  calories must be sensibly deleted  from your daily eating pattern to  lose one pound per week. Depending on your habits, losses  from two to three pounds a week  are safe and probably permanent.  Antique & Old Furniture  AUCTION  Saturday, April 30 - 7:30 p.m.  Sunday, May 1st -1:00 p.m.  PREVIEW: Friday 12 noon - 9:00 p.m.  Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. till Sale Time  FEATURING: Superb carved birch 3 section Wardrobe with Bird's eye maple interior; 6 piece carved  oak dining room ste.; Ornate Mahogany inlaid  Double Bed; Quality large mirrored back Mahogany  buffet, Canadiana highboy dresser; Pine blanket and  tool boxes; Fine oak dressing tables; Oak and  Mahogany Bookcases; Oak Jacobean style dining  room suite; very fine Walnut mirror back buffet;  Marble top and tile back washstands; assorted Plant  stands; sets of Oak and Walnut dining chairs;  Quality Mahogany and Walnut china cabinets; jug  and basin sets; Oak cased treadle sewing machines;  Hallstands and seats; Oak chest of drawers; large  variety of occasional tables; Oak bureau bookcases;  dropfront desks; very unusual round Oak dining  table (made into a 'Pub' table); Oak "Cottage"  buffets; cut glass vase; large selection of china and  glassware; assorted pictures; dining tables; Oak  and Mahogany framed mirrors.  Z. Farid was the winner of  this week's Lions 400 Club Draw.  The winner lives in Gibsons.  The winning ticket was drawn by  Dick Herron.   BRASS   Planters;   Scales;   Bells;    Chamber  Sticks,    Keys,    Collectables,    Door  Knockers, Coal Scuttles.  ROBERTS CREEK COMMUNITY HALL  PHONE: 885-9939  Vancouver: 987-8338  BE SURE TO PREVIEW  INTRODUCING  BANK  OF  MONTREAL  Gibsons. B. C.  His house sits away from the  road,  in behind the springtime  trees^and the beehives, and it's  begun  to  fade   into  the   same  colour as the rich brown land that  surrounds it.   This is the house  Louis came to live in when  he  arrived with his parents.    They  came from Leith, Scotland,.where  Louis's   father   worked   in   the  shipyards, and arrived in Gibsons  in 1923.    They came from Vancouver in the Lady Evelyn, on her  first run for the Union Steamship  company.    "We come up here,  January  I guess  it was.     The  bloody rain was coming down...  Harry   Winn   had  an   old   Ford  truck, and he brought us up here.  It never quit raining till April."  Although some of the original  Finnish settlers built his house  (using materials they'd gathered  from the land), Louis's father  bought the place from an Irishman. The currency was dollars,  but the Irishman wanted payment  in Bank of England notes: a  thousand pounds for fourteen  acres and a house. The family  moved in and started farming in  a small way. They kept three or  four cows, a pig, some chickens,  a horse. Louis's father got work  on the road every once in awhile,  to make a little money, and they'd  sell milk to the people down at  Gower Point.  Although he was only fourteen,  Louis began work logging around  the area. He and Harry Chaster,  among others, logged out the canyons that slope down to the sea  from the highway. They took out  first growth fir, four or five feet  at the butt, and they did it with  a team of horses. Later, Louis  worked over on Bowen Island,  logging there. "I used to row  over from Gibsons to the outside  of Bowen Island; in a little row-  boat. Used to take two or three  sacks of oats, and a couple of  bales of hay, for the horses." The  local   storekeeper  would   grub-  around $150 , fishing right up  until November. Then they'd  come back to Gibsons.  "If we made a hundred and  fifty bucks, we were doin' pretty  good. We never made any  money, you know, but you'd come  home, and you take the little  boat in, go into False Creek,  and you'd load up with a 100  pounds of flour, and a bunch of  tea, and sugar, a hundred pounds  of sugar, and somethin', and  you'd come back home and you 're  good for the winter."  Louis fished up and down the  coast for the  next  forty years,'  and   there   are   few   places   he  doesn't know something about,  only a very few places where he  hasn't gone into with a boat.  He's fished just about every kind  of fish there are here. But for  awhile, he travelled around on  a boat that carried motion pictures on board. The name of the  craft was the Jolly Jumbo, and  she stopped in at Campbell River  and places north of there on the  Johnstone Strait, showing movies  at the settlements.  Back in Gibsons, Louis often  lived down at the wharf on his  boat. He remembers a town then,  with the post office and the liquor  store at the head of the wharf,  when Drummond owned the store  where the Bank of Montreal  how stands, and when Thor  Christiansen took over the local  butcher shop. Louis had a job at  the mill in Port Mellon for awhile.  The Seaside Inn, near the mill,  was the only pub around then.  "Sure, I used to work in the  mill there too. I got 45? an hour.  I was supposed to be the master...well we called him the  master maniac, the master mechanic. I was his helper, you see,  and all I used to do was take  around a stilson wrench, and walk  around the place. He stayed up  in the hotel all the time, and if  anything got haywire, I'd. go up  and tell him."  Louis remembers those early  days in Gibsons with a great deal  of fondness. He recalls the great  dances they used to have, when  Eric and Jack Inglis and a few  others formed an orchestra.  Many of the original settlers  got together and built the Women's Institute Hall. The Finns  had a hall too, and there was the  Socialists Hall as well, at the  corner of Pratt Road. Often, in  the evenings, neighbours would  meet for a whist drive, and the  social life was an active and continuous one. Neighbours would  help one another with the work,  too, putting up the hay, or driving  back the cattle from Sechelt in  the Spring.  "Everybody knew everybody  then, now you don't know one  fellow from another,'' Louis says. '  But if life here has changed  for the worse, Louis and his fine '  old   farmhouse   have   been   left  pretty   much   untouched.       He '  never   did   get   the   electricity '���  hooked up, and the roof is getting '  a bit thin in spots, but it's still '  a comfortable, welcome house to  be in. Old friends stop by to visit  a lot,  and Louis is a favourite  with   the   neighbourhood   kids  Gerald the paperboy comes by,  and he and Louis discuss their  new CB radio sets.   And there's  plenty of work to be done around  the place yet - bees to take care  of, and the geese to feed.  You can't drive a horse and  buggy down the road out front  any more. The cars make it too  busy for that. But off to the side,  beneath the patient old trees that  continue, year after year, to  bloom, Louis Nicholson seems  right at home.  Louis  Nicholson's   fish  boat the Ray  Roberts  drags anchor off Port Renfrew.  MARIA LYNN  # Maria has worked  for the Gibsons branch as  both a machine operator  and teller. Being a local  person she knows many of  our customers personally  and her friendly and efficient service helps us  provide the best financial  services possible.  ft Stop in and see us  at the BANK OF MONTREAL, when we say  'Let's Talk', we mean it!  WHAT HIAllV CAUSES INFLATION'  WHAT S THC MOTIVE BtHINOWACC CONTROLS'  1 HIS ROOK TEILSITALL*  CY GONICK  INFLATION  & WAGE  CONTROLS  $1.95  Featuring:  INFLATION &  WAGE CONTROLS  by Cy Gonick  *1.95  PER DITA'S PRINCE  by Jean Plaidy  *1.95  Pan  JEAN PLAIDY  rum mi vspijinck  bookstore  886-7818  Next to Sears in Gibsons Harbour area  i CBC Radio  Coast News, April 26,1977  BLUES FOR BRITAIN RIVER  This is the first part of a two-  part series.  The old B. C. Forest camp at  Britain River on the. north-shore  of Jervis Inlet, is nothing but an  . alder-farm now. The earth has  thrust them up like porcupine-  quills and as thick, through the  great, cleared compound where  the buildings once stood. I recall them as being arranged in  a sort of rectangle around a central field where there were horse-,  shoe-pitches. But the alders  have long since put paid to all  that. Only . a portion of the  rotting wharf remains and a patch  of bright new green against the  blue-green of the conifers.  In the early Fifties, the place  is,a going concern. I hire out  there with a friend of mine called  Vic Canning. Vic at thirty-two,  seems an old man to me. He's  already lost most of his hair and  done time in the Pen. But he's,  some kind of a gutter philosopher  and reads science-fiction as avidly  as me. I'm vaguely beginning  to try and write but its bad stuff,  clumsy and derivative. He's not  afraid to tell me this. I probably  admire him.  We hit the outfit about the  first week in April. Vic goes  hooking behind a cat and I'm  assigned to set chokers on a slack-  line show. Its the first time I've  worked on this particular type of  highlead. set-up. The skyline  itself is on a giant drum and can  be raised or lowered as the situation dictates. They're reaching  out about sixteen-hundred feet  up a steep mountainside. The  setting is at least three-thousand  feet above sea-level and there is  still a good deal of snow. Its  six-feet deep in places out by  the tail-blocks. We locate the  logs by guess or by God and  with the judicious use of a shovel.  It isn't the world's most-pleasant  work. At first, the weather remains cold and it is possible to  walk on top of the crusty snow.  Maybe'the second day, one of  the other chokermen falls through  a weak spot and disappears completely, leaving only his bone-dry  hat' to make the place. We have  to dig him free and it provides  a couple of laughs. Then the tem-  ' perature rises and the deep snow  begins to melt.    It becomes a  ��ages:7.^  EfeSer Trower - v  sloppy, sopping ordeal for a few  days.  Naturally, this sort of situation  is not conducive to highcrew-  morale. I hit the pungent drying-  room each night to mutter and  gripe with the other chokermen  as we hang up our soggy clothes.  They're easy-going guys of about  my own years with names you  might as well pick out of a hat for  all my memory will keep of them.  We share a fleeting, galleyslave  bond t of comfort-discomfort. I  guess we all wish we were going  to college or learning some sensible trade like our parents told  us to do. Fortunately, spring is  moving the mountain south and  the snow is soon gone.  Our rigging-slinger or straw-  boss, is a hulking lummox of a  man called Silver because of his  prematurely-white hair. He's an  odd character who speaks no  more than he has to and seems  either bemused or retarded.  Rumour has it that he's some  relation of the super's and owes  his job to this familial connection.  Certainly,, he's not the fastest  man in the world and would  soon go down the road on a highball-show. But he works well-  enough at his own pace and that  pace is just fine with us. We  don't own any shares in the outfit.  Charlie LeCroix, ,the hook-  tender occasionally blows his top  if things get too slow-motion but  generally seems resigned to the  fact that Silver has not higher-  gear. He takes a liking to me  for some reason and often enlists  my help to string strawline and  move blocks. LaCroix is a small,  dapper man with an Adolph  Menjou moustache and a rapid  manner of speaking. He's originally from Quebec but has spent  a number of years logging in  Louisiana. He tells me what  seem outlandish stories about  high-leading cypress in the  bayous. "By the God, she was  hot. Chokerboys, they have to  work out of the dinghy half the  time. Mosquitoes like you never  seen and lots of snakes and  gators. Some days we come home  one man short!" LaCroix tells  me this with a perfectly straight  face.  I figure he's simply having me  on in the manner of hooktenders  with greenhorns since time-  immemorial . Whoever heard of  that kind of logging, for Christ's  sake? But I'm simply the victim  of my own ignorance. Years  later, I will learn that high-lead  logging actually originated in the  sub-tropical swamps of the Deep  South years before the West  Coast ever heard of spartrees.  For a few days, I'm given a  break from choker-setting. One  of the back-rigging crew gets  sick and I'm sent to take his  place. We have to climb all the  way to the top of that considerable hill each morning but once  there, we are able to move at our  own speed, exempted from the  backandforth monotony. of the  rigging. The back-spars were  never more than sixty-feet high  and we rig them manually,  tightening the guys with a come-  along. The skyline is only moved  every fourth day or so. It runs  through a jack at the top of the  spar and is shackled to suitable .  large-stumps at the edge of the  standing-timber.  The head back-rigger is a grizzled, sixtyish man called Dutch  Groder. Like LaCroix, he has  an unusual background. Logging  is not his main endeavour.  Groder works the woods for only  a few months each spring to  grubstake his prospecting-trips.  He has spent half his life searching for a lost and legendary  Vancouver Island gold-mine.  "By God! boys, I'm going to  strike the bitch this summer.  I can feel it!" Dutch is obviously  not a man who gives up easily.  He regales us with tales of his  wilderness adventures as we sit  around the noon fire. I enjoy  the relaxed tempo of the back-  rigging . and am somewhat disgruntled when the missing man  returns and condemns me to the  chokers once more. At least the  weather is warming steadily and  the hill is alive with birds.  Ken Dalgleish, Peter Trower, and Michael Dunn entertain at the Twilight Theatre.  by Maryanne West  After today's World Championship Hockey game with Finland  broadcast at noon, the times for  play-off games haven't been  announced, so hockey fans should  tune in to morning sports reports, 7:55 a.m. and 8:35 a.m.  for broadcast times.  As well as live hockey commentary from Vienna, listeners can  spend an hour in Vancouver's  Chinatown on Between Ourselves  Saturday, 9:05 p.m. A special  90 minute documentary for drummers, "Drummers are Musicians  too" which includes interviews  with Ken Moore and George  Ursan of Vancouver can be heard  Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Quebec's  past, present and possibly future  views on Confederation, the fifth  of a six-part series, "Whatever  happened to 1876?" is at 4:05  p.m. Sunday, followed by a two  hour poetry special featuring  Canadian poet Irving Dayton.  Concern, Sunday at 9:05 p.m.  celebrates spring and summer  with a program about life and  gardening, a fertility rite for  the ears, "The Rites of Plants".  And the Murray and Lyle Band  of Vancouver will be a part of the  Gold Rush, Monday at 8:30 p.m.  Wednesday April 27  World    Championship    Hockey:  12:00 noon, Team Canada versus  Finland.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Festival Singers of Canada, premiere  of Magnificat by Penderecki.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Theatre  and actors.  Eclectic Circus: 12:10 p.m.  Week nights, Bach to Brubeck,  host Allan McFee.  Thursday April 28  Playhouse:  8:04 p.m. Advocates  of Danger by George Ryga, Part  IV starring Robert Clothier.  Jazz Radio-Canada:     8:30 p.m.  Drummers  are  Musicians   Too,  Interviews   with   Terry   Clarke,  Marty Mosel, Billy Cobham, Ed  Thingpen,   Max   Roach,   Buddy  Rich and Art Blakey.  Mostly    Musk:        10:20    p.m.  Quebec    Symphony    Orchestra.  Renee Morisset, Victor Bouchard,  duo-pianists.     Murray   Schafer,  Mozart.  Nightcap: 11:20. p.m. Books and  writers. - '       .  The Atonement of Ashley Morden  Fred Bodsworth  McOelland & Stewart  468 pp.  Just lately I've been managing  to inflict upon myself some of  the most tangled, prosaic verbosity in Canadian publishing. Until I started writing book reviews  I had no idea how many tortured  souls there were but there,  grinding out endless chapters of  artless yet publishable drivel.  Now I have some idea. There are  lots of them. Not only are there  a lot of them, they all have problems, and for the price of a paperback book you, the reader, can  help the author indulge in page  after page of maundering self-  examination. You can revel in  theraputic narcissism, wallow in  contemporary confusion, and,  reaching the final page, be depressed for the next three days.  How pleased I was, then, to  find that Fred Bodsworth had.  written:* good, solid, chunky  novel -oh"that actually had a plot  rather tjhan a lot of arty verb  tenses. A good plot is hard to  come by; these days. Often it  seems that much contemporary  fiction; has the same failings -  the authors don't know how to  end their books. Mind you,  endings are hard to come by.  Life, as we know, goes on arid on.  The actions between people are  seldom compartmentalized, seldom final. We tear the edges  off our passions with a jagged  jerk; the threads stick out, unravelled.  And yet, to be fulfilling, all  writing must have, in the words  of the Bard, 'a rounding at the  end'. When we have finished  with a book, we like to think that  everything has been neatly tied  up, and put away. Fielding knew  this when he wrote Tom Jones.  It's an enormous novel, and goes  on for hundreds of pages, and yet  the entire plot falls together in  the last few pages. Closing the  book, you know you have finished  with it.      '  The Atonement of Ashley Mor-  Books with  John  Faustmann  den is the same. It has a plot.  It has a hero. It has a villain.  It has a sense of time that is  real and identifiable although it  manages to span the course of  twenty years. Through a series  of scenes that include the childhood, growing up, and engaging  in WWII, and the subsequent  time period of the fifties and six-  . olth��  Bodtwonh aurpsiiM all other writer*  nature novel in combining natural hietory'  with fiction."  Alec Lucae ,  Fred Bodsworth  The Atonement  of Ashley Morden .  ^       &&P     t.  IBMa^^.                   __  r  '^jmWmWTE^SmwlmXk  ties, we follow the hero of the title  through his twisted attempt to  establish his own sanity in an  insane world. His final atonement ends the book positively,  and while the journey is lengthy  and painful, the reader must rejoice at the end, knowing the hero  has won.  Ashley Morden, minister's  son, is the puny kid in the little  town helives^in. With an etiolated youthfulness he can barely  sustain, he starts put in life as  the odd man out. Relegated jto  the bottom of the childhood  hierachy, he soon retreats into  his own interior world. The woodland birds replace the friends he  might have had, and he develops  into the loner, the one by himself. His long-suffering mother  does what she can to help, but'  his ecclesiastical papa can't  manage much more than the  repetitive, pious intonations he  mistakes for sound advice. Into  this grim scene steals the light  of romance, in the form of Margo,  a 'more than usually sensitive  local girl.  She and Ashley watch  birds together, and there is a  tenderness of description in this  part of the book that is very well  done.  Now the villain enters, one  Ronald Dorkett. ' He and Ashley  v meet in England during the  second world war, where the two  of them are part of the same  bomber crew. Dorkett is the  devil-may-care handsome pilot,  very macho, seemingly unafraid  of any physical danger. He has  a way with the ladies, and pins  up the panties of his conquests  over his, bunk, trophies to his  sexual prowess. When Margo enlists and is sent to England (so  she can be.near Ashley), Dorkett  callously seduces her and is also  inadvertantly responsible for her  death. When Ashely confronts  him, Dorkett roughs him up, and  later manages to have Ashley  dishonourable discharged.  After the war, the hero returns  to Canada, where he means to  become a doctor. His lack of  funds require him to go to university for eleven years, during  which time he begins to get interested in scientific research.  There are among the slower  chapters in the book, dealing with  the intricacies of pipettes, bunsen  burners, and virulent virus.  During all this time, Ashley is  trying to reconcile his own humanity with the madness he sees  around him. During his time as  a flyer he was the bombadier,  agonizing over the wholesale  destruction that he caused. Now,  as a scientific researcher,' he  hopes to make amends by discovering a cure for Bangalore  fever. Just as he approaches  the solution, the government  steps in. They're very interested  in his work, but not as a cure.  They want to use it as a weapon.  Now the second female character makes her entrance - Lilka  Frahm, a German refugee who  came to Canada with her father  after the war. In side chapters  we learn of her background -  how her mother was brutally  raped by the German S.S., and  how she and her father, a dissident, managed to survive the  horrors of the concentration  camps. Her father has seen too  much cruelty to ever trust men  again. He sets himself up as a  doctor in a tiny northern Indian  village, hoping to save Lilka from  ever being brutalized. She grows  up with only natural companions  around her, becoming more and  more beautiful as she attains  womanhood. She can call chickadees from the forest to come and  sit on her shoulders, she can  live easily off the land, and she  has a pet wolf named Lupe.  In juxtaposed chapters that  switch from time-present to time-  past, the book approaches the  denouement. The government  agents finally convince Ashley  that he should work with them,  and they propose to send him  north to their secret bacteriological warfare testing grounds.  When the plane he is on develops  engine trouble, a new plane must  be arranged to fly him to his  destination. After twenty years,  Ahsley and Dorkett meet again.  Because of his top priority assignment, Dorkett and' Ashley fly  off in a Cf-100 jet, which crashes  on an isolated lake. Here Lilka  meets up with them, and saves  both their lives.  Ashley, after being in the bush  with her for two weeks, falls in  love with the innocent, virginal  girl. Dorkett, of course, plans to  rape her.  I'll leave the final chapters to  your imagination, and let the title  stand as the hint of what happens  in the end. There are a few flaws  in the thing. The author's view  of sexuality seems a little too  simplistic at times, and his attempts at philosophical dialogue  between characters often jar the  reader's ear. But this is a lively,  topical, competent book; a good,  thick entertaining read that will  take you almost effortlessly from  page to page.  Friday April 29  Canadian     School     Broadcasts:  2:04 p.m. What if Canadians had  joined the American colonies in  revolt against the British- in  1775?  Country Road: 8:30 p.m. Wilma  Lee and Stoney Cooper from  Nashville.  Mostly Music:    10:20 p.m. BBC  Symphony    Orchestra,    Mozart,  Hadyn, from London, England.  'Nightcap:       11:20   p.m.   Music  and musicians.  Saturday April 30  Update:    8:30 a.m.     Round-up  of B. C. happenings.  Quirks .and Quarks:    12:10 p.m.  Science  Magazine,   host   David  Suzuki.  Opera by Request: 2:04 p.m.  Your favourite operatic selections  on record.  Playhouse: 7:05 p.m. The Leaves  in the Wind.   .  Between Ourselves:    9:05 p.m.  Visit to Vancouver's Chinatown.  Anthology:   10:05 p.m.  Book review, Kildare Dobbs; Poetry by  Tom Marshall.   A Certain Light,  short story by John Bruce.  Music from the Shows:     11:05  p.m. What's hew?  Sunday, May 1  Whatever happened to 1867?  4:05 p.m. Quebec's feelings,  produced in Montreal by Gloria  Bishop and Gilles Couture.  Special Occasion: 5:05 p.m.  Irving Lay ton, and his influence  on other Canadian poets, music  by Malka.  Music de Chez Nous: 7:05 p.m.  Chamber music concert, music  by Mozart, Bach, Debussy,  Schubert.  My Music: 8:30 p.m. BBC quiz.  Concern:   9:05 p.m.   The Rites,  of Plants - celebration of spring.  Monday May 2  Gold Rush; 8:30 p.m. Interview  with Mick Fleetwood, drummer,  Murray and Lyle Band in studio  session. Steve Hillage band  live concert.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, Vancouver Brass Quintet. Freedman,  Beethoven.  Nightcap: 11:20p.m. Films.  Tuesday May 3  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. German guitarist Siegfried Behrend  plays Renaissance, Baroque,  Spanish and contemporary music.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. The art  world."."' z:  Spring  Dance  The Sunshine Coast Community Resource Society will hold  a Buffet Dinner Dance on Saturday, May 7th. Tickets will be  $4.00 per person, place: Roberts  Creek Community Hall.  The "Happy Hour" will be 7:30  to 8:30, followed by a Buffet  Dinner. Music wil be by "Up  The Creek" band. A very pleasant evening may be anticipated.  Plan to come. Tickets are on  sale at Society office (above  Sechelt Credit Urion), phone  885-5012 or 885-3821. Please  note, there will be NO tickets  available at the door.  M0m^mm,m^0mM0*M0*M0m>M0*M0^0*M0*M^^0 *+\0 9^0 *M0 *M0 '  pepepepe^ej*ep^^ep*p*P^*^T'V'  New Cheese Trivets and Knife  Holders, a novel Idea by "Sun-  shine Ceramics".  Miss Bee's, Sechelt  ������^���M0*M0��M0*S0^0*M0*i0*M09&0'&0*M0*M0*i0��M0��l  >j^0^0^0^0T+0\^ 0^0^ 0^*^ 09*0^ 0^*1*0^*}  Film contrasts coming  Again a contrasting bill of fare  is being presented at the Twilight  Theatre in the coming week.  First on the menu is MGM's  lavish, futuristic depiction of life  three centuries from now, Logan's Run. Because of its concern with the 23rd century, everything in the film, exterior and interior settings,- modes of transportation, food, drink, furnishings, clothings, laws, beliefs,  jobs, hobbies, entertainment,  jewelery, personal habits, etiquette, manners, life styles,  status symbols, even love had to  be devised and created specially  for the film.  The film stars Michael York  and young British actress Jenny  Agutter, and also features Peter  Ustinov as the last man alive in  Washington, D.C. York protrays  the unusual and demanding role  of a member of an elite police  force who tries to circumvent the  23rd century society's brutal law  that life must end for all at age 30.  The green-eyed Miss Agutter  plays the pretty accomplice in a  scheme to avoid the 23rd century  law setting the lifespan at 30.  Logan's Run win play at the  Twilight Theatre from Wednesday through Saturday, April  27th - 30th. The film is licensed  for general viewing.  The second film for the week is.  a spinoff from the highly successful 'Dragon' series which Bruce  Lee brought to international  prominence before his early  death. It is called Exit the  Dragon, Enter the Tiger and stars  Bruce Li, as The Tiger whose  mission is to piece together the  picture behind his predecessor's  death. It will be shown at the  Twilight Sunday through Wednesday, May 1st to the 4th. The  film is classified as restricted  with frequent scenesof violence.  Both films will be shown at the  regular time of 8:00p.m.  Wed., Thurs., Fri.,Sat.  April 27, 28, 29, 30.  8:00 p.m.  LOGANS RUN  General  IT THE DRAGON  ENTER THE TIGER  BRUCE LEE...his death avenged by BRUCE Ll��~  The New Martial Arts Master    "  8:00 p.m  Sun., Mon., Tues.,Wed.  May 1, 2, 3, 4.  Warning:  frequent violent scenes  TWILIGHT THEATRE  RES f OIL T��� D  Gibsons  886-2827  6th ANNUAL  RENO  TRIP  OCTOBER 22,1977  sponsored by the  ELPHINSTONE RECREATION GROUP  BOOK NOW  Now taking Reservations  Leaving Sechelt October 22  Arriving home October 29  Phone Ron - 886-2248 Eve. 885-3339  Stains, fills and seals.  Varathane X-3D* wood stain does it ail in one application. Easy to use, just apply once over lightly and  get consistent colour from top to bottom. 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Available in high gloss or satin, Varathane adds  years to the life and beauty of your home.  Gibsons Building Supplies  ���tiM-BR-MARtCT_  MEMBER ������JflBi  886-8141  886-8141  $-  V 6.  Coast News, April 26,1977.  Mr. and Mrs. McConnel celebrated their fifitieth anninversary on Saturday, April 23rd,  at the Royal Canadian Legion in Gibsons before a packed house of friends and relatives.  Well-known Sechelt resident,  Bob Norminton dies suddenly  F. H. (Bob) Norminton died  suddenly April 13, 1977 at his  West Sechelt residence. Mr.  Norminton was born in Shipley,  Bradford Yorkshire, England, on  June 10, 1905 and moved to North  Vancouver with his family in  1910. From 1918 to 1924, he  served his apprenticeship as a  machinist with Wallace Shipyards Ltd., and spent an additional two years in the Coppersmith shop.  "Bob", as he was known to  his many business associates  and friends, started his lengthy  45 year career with B. C. Electric Ltd., now B. C. Hydro and  Power Authority, in 1925 as a  district salesman for the gas  division, selling coke in the Vancouver area. With the exception  of his war service from 1939 to  1946, Bob held several positions,  namely, in the gas, merchandise  and commercial-industrial departments with his final position  being senior commercial cooking,  and Chinatown representative,  general sales division, Vancouver, prior to his appointment as  district manager for  Sechelt  in  1956. Bob Norminton managed  the Sechelt district until his  retirement in August, 1970.  During the Second World War  (1939-1946), Bob saw overseas  service with the Seaforth Highland Regiment of the Royal  Canadian Infantry with rank of  Quartermaster-Sargeaht. He was  returned to Canada for further  Officer Training and was commissioned an officer while in  Canada.   In 1949, he signed up  TAMMY'S  RESTAURANT EARLS COVE  ' 'Where you wait for the ferries in comfort''  Featuring: FULL FACILITIES  <r COMPREHENSIVE MENU  it PYROGIES  * BORSHCH OPEN EVERY DAY  Mon. - Fri.: 8:00 a.m. till last ferry  883-9012     Sat. & Sun.: 9:30 a.m. till last ferry  Can  FBDB help  you?  On Wednesday, May 4th,  one of our representatives will be at  Bella Beach Motel,  Sechelt. Tel: 885-9561  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.  c  FEDERAL  BUSINESS  DEVELOPMENT BANK  145 West 15th Street,  North Vancouver, B. C. 980-6571  Opening new doors to small business.  for the Military Reserve serving  as Captain and Quartermaster  for the 102nd Coast Regiment of  the Royal Canadian Artillary.  Among   his   many   interests,  such as fishing, gardening and  gourmet cooking, Bob proved to  be   a   very   outstanding   rugby  player during his younger years.  He  played   for   the   Vancouver  Rowing Club, and, from 1932 to  1938, he  played for the  North  Shore All Blacks.    He was also  selected to be a member of the  All Canada Team which toured  Japan in 1932.    We understand  that   there   were   eight   games  played throughout this tour with  Canada winning the majority of  them.   The Post-War years saw  Bob back in the rugby field during  the late 40's and early 50's as  a senior referee.     Bob worked  effectively   on   the   rugby   tour  committees and was considered  an extremely good administrator;' >< <  Community service was just  another part of Bob Norminton  who gave up much of his free  time willingly. His service as a  board member to the St. Mary's  Hospital Society started in 1958  with meetings being held in Garden Bay where the only hospital  was located at that time. He was  on the construction committee  which represented the original  brief to Victoria in 1959 and  which saw the completion of the  new St. Mary's Hospital in  Sechelt in 1964. It was said to  be one of the best briefs ever  presented to Victoria at that  time regarding hospital construction. He served a total of 17 years  on the board. Bob was* also an  active member of the Sechelt  District Chamber of Commerce  on which he served a term as  President.  In his memory, we endear Bob  Norminton's excellent ability of  being the most welcoming and  interesting host.  Harmony Hall  happenings  Come cry with me  by Jim Holt  As I take my pen in hand and  don't know what to do with it,  this is going to be quite a column.  To start off with I received a  phone call from Ed Connor telling  me that he and Molly and Dick  and Eva Oliver touched down at  the Vancouver airport last Saturday, 16th about midnight. There  was an ambulance waiting to  take Dick to the Vancouver General Hospital and at last report  Dick was resting quite comfortably and glad to be home  again. We welcome home these  members of Harmony #38, it  seems an awful long time since  they left but they are back home  again safe and sound; I understand that Dick is to be operated  on this coming Friday and trust  that everything turns out for the  best with him, and hope to see  them all home again by next  Wednesday, the 27th.  Also I hear through the grapevine that Ralph Lynds and Fred  Mason have had a session in  the hospital, we wish them both  a speedy recovery. I understand  that Fred Mason went in for an  ear operation. That is what you  get Fred for saying, "Stick it  in your ear McGeer". By the way  I would like to thank Ralph and  Vi Lynds who are two of the directors on our executive for  taking the time off while they  were in Reno to bring back that  paper which said, "Jim Holt  Discovers Lost Gold Mine".  Thanks very much Ralph and Vi  for thinking about me on your  trip.  Next Thursday night will be  the last night of this session for  our bingo nights and we will be  starting up again in September.  We thank all those who attended  for their wonderful patronage  and hope to see you all back again  this fall. In the meantime, I  would ask you all to support the  Roberts Creek Legion Bingo  nights as they have, been very  good to us in loaning their equipment to get started so please get  behind Ron Oram and give him  a boost. They need the money  just the same as we do to main-  i:tain-their''hdll.; Oure was*a^veryji  short session this time "but it'1'  will be longer the next time  around, so thanks again all you  wonderful people for your support.  Our Tea and Bazaar held on  April 15th was very successful.  I wish to thank those who attended and especially those who  worked so hard to make it the  success it was. The plant table  and home baking was a huge  success as everything went so  fast, thanks to the salesmanship  of John Holloway, Eiver Jorgen-  sen and Karl Fraser on the plant  table and all the ladies on the  bake table and crafts. It was ���  certainly gratifying to see them  paid for their efforts. I would  like to express my thanks to all  those who donated the various -  items for the tea and bazaar, also  to the ladies who worked so hard  in the kitchen and last but not  least to our 1st Vice President  Helen Raby for convening it.  Thanks a million to all you wonderful people.  We had another successful  bingo last night. 92 were playing  and it was a great success. Mel  Eckstein was the the Big Winner  as she won the $100. Jackpot.  When I made the announcement  last night that this coming Thursday April 28th would be our last  bingo, night for this term I was  quite surprized to hear the reaction to it, as everyone seemed  as though they wanted to carry  on with it but all good things  must come to an end sometime.  We hope to see you all back again  in September, watch the local  newspaper for details in this  column. The first Thursday in  September which is the first,  will be the opening of our fall and  winter session but in case there  is a change in the date, watch  this paper for details.  Don't forget we have 40 people  coming down from Penticton  on May 4th from Branch #7,  O.A.P.O. on a visit so let's all  get out that night and give them  a real "Sunshine Coast Welcome". We are having them  down to the hall for the evening  and I am asking the ladies to  bring along some snacks. The  gentlemen, too, as they may not  do any baking but they can always  go to the store and buy something.  Don't  forget   to  bring   along  your suggestions for some bus  trips to our next general meeting  as I don't want it said that we  have had no bus trips this year.  We have already suggested to  you that the bus trips are in the  offering right now and it is up to  you to decide what you want.  One is to Frank Bakers in West;  Vancouver for an all day trip, and  one for 9 days at White Rock for  a very nominal sum, and one is  for a shopping trip to one of the  Fraser   Valley   towns   so   come  along and decide what you want  so   that   arrangements   can   be  made.   Wally Green is going to  look into the White Rock trip and  see what facilities they have and  will make a report at the meeting.  So let's have a good turnout and  see'wHatwfc can arrange. ;"���� ^  -   Thanks foryou^com'ments' on  my poem  in  the last issue,  it  is very gratifying to me to know  the someone reads the column  and that my efforts to keep you  posted on.what is happening are  not in vain, so I will slip in a-  nother one in a later  issue  so  keep your eyes  peeled  for  it.  Well folks, I think I have brought  you up to date on the happenings  so I guess it is time for me to  sign off for this time.   So here's  hoping these few lines find you  all well and busy in your garden.  Keep those green thumbs working and may you have a bumper  crop.  See you all at the general  meeting, until then I am going to  give you a little puzzle to work on,  just a few words in a foreign  tongue, but every Welshman  should know it. It is as follows:  "Ma Hain Lad Finn Aisli",  see if you can guess what it is.  Well, I must close for this time,  see you at the carpet bowling next .  Wednesday.  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Feeling remote in Gibsons  Dear Remote:  Picky or not, but if you used a  bottle and auditioned men to  see who could hold their liquor  and still be charming, you'd  find that after two drinks, neither  sex is enhanced. Most people get  a little disorganized and uncoordinated. Loose-lipped kisses  and loud but wrong remarks -  that is what happens when people  over drink. I've read that alcohol  is a stimulant for two drinks, then  becomes a depressant after that,  imagine how skillful this man will  be in bed, let alone the treache  rous drive home. People drink  for many reasons, you'll have to  decide and weigh his sober self  against his loose-lipped self.  I feel for you.  Dear Ann:  In the group I find myself,  there is definitely a different lifestyle. It seems like musical  chairs, people are changing partners so often. I wonder if I can  really fit in with my monogamous  tastes. I'm afraid of social  diseases and pregnancy so I like  to know ahead of time what the  evening holds. I don't like my  defences down, on the other hand  I'm afraid I'll wind up alone a  lot ofthe time.  Cdculating  Dear Calculating:  That's what we have brains  for - supposedly a computer that  will function on the plane of our  brain would take an eight storey  building to house the computer,  so you're right, use it.  Without health, our life is short  and without joy. Because sex is  the highest form of communication, be sure you want to communicate. Even animals are  choosy about whom they wish to  touch them. Our psycic self projects itself around our physical  body like a magnetic field. Have  you noticed when people come  close to you, some you hug,  others you step back and try to  keep a uniform distance. This  very selective way we choose who  comes into our field and who we  choose to keep back from, also  makes us look ahead. We don't  want to hate ourselves in the  morning - or have a child by an  unknown person. \ would seem  we have no value on our own  worth. Self respect shows in how  we choose the people we wish to  be with, and how we conduct  ' our lives. We feel better surrounded by people with similar  standards. You wil likely have  more friends when you conduct  yourself with discrimination,  than making love at the drop of  a hat. Men, too, fear one night  stands. Everyone likes to feel  special and some of todays  diseases have no cure. . Be  thoughtful how you conduct yourself and save a lot of regret.  Job's Daughter's Craft Show  Bethel #28 of the International  Order of Job's Daughters held  their Spring Tea and Craft Show  at the United Church Hall, Gibsons, April 16th. We would like  to thank the following craftspeople and artists for their fine  displays: Kerrin Brookes and  Celia Cooper, quilting; Virginia  Atherton, weaving; Trudy Small,  jewellery and painting; Charles  and Alice Murray, watercolours;  Doreen   Gust,   basket   weaving;  Gail German, batik; Dosie Bryant  stained glass.  The various draw winners were  as follows: fondue set, Miss M.  Steele, brass plaques, Mrs. J.  Jorgenson; spice rack, Vicky  Hemstalk; hamper, Mrs. W.  Jackson. Door prizes, 1st plant,  Nella Pisanu, 2nd plant John  Cockburn, cake draw, Tracy  Hostland.  Our tea cup reader Mrs. Pat  Verhulst was kept very busy and  a pleasant afternoon was had by  all.  Our girls recently returned  from Grand Sessions in Vancouver where $10,000 in donations  was divided between the Cancer  Society, Sunnyhill Hospital, and  the Children's Unit of the Vancouver General Hospital towards  the care and treatment of those  with leukemia, given by the Job's  Daughters of British Columbia.  The charm of old fashioned lighting is captured in this fine photograph taken by June Boe  54 Cowrie St.  Sechelt  We have something special for  MOTHER'S DAY, MAY 7  Come and see  our fine selection of Flowering  Plants and much, much more!  ftnUngU  885-3818  Friday till 9:00  Open 9:30 - 5:30  Monday thru Thursday  FREE   delivery   to   St.   Mary's   Hospital.  We also take Phone Delivery Orders!  For all your Carpets  T. Sinclair  885-9327 Coast News, April 26,1977.  Rod and Loretta Camposario are shown in action against the eventual winners of the badminton tournament at Elphinstone Secondary School last week.  Lynn Husband presents tiie trophy to the winners, Holly Comeau and Ryan Matthews  while the defeated finalists look on. ,  Strikes and  spares  Volleyball tour  starts in Gibsons  We bowled the last 4 games of  the regular league and then had  the playoffs for the Classic League last Monday night and the  team of Gwen Edmonds, Carole  Skytte and Freeman Reynolds  -were the - League Champions.  It was a close battle with both  Gwen and Carole finishing the  last game with 5 strikes each to  pull away from the rest of us.  Carole bowled extremely well rolling games of 306-307 and 351  for an 8 game total of 2107.  Bonnie McConnell had a 362  single, June Frandsen a 312 single, Al Hunter a 300 single and  Vic Marteddu a 301 single. A  good finish for the Classic League.  The Tuesday Coffee League  champs are the Alley Cats:  Sandy Lemky, Christina LePage,  Sandy Storvold, Lesley Bailey  and Bernice Hanchar. Carole  Tetzlaff rolled a 325 single and a  758 triple for a nice way to end  the year.  \ The Gibsons 'A' League  Champs are the Rum & Cokes:  Andy Spence, Pat Hogg, Ian  Clark, Ralph Hogg and Kathy  Clark. Kathy rolled a 338 single  and a 726 triple to lead her team  to the win. Art Holden rolled  a 308 single and Vic Marteddu  a 309 single and a 767 triple.  Our Thomas Adams teams  bowled at Chapmans and Loug-  heed Lanes last Sunday and  didn't fare too well with the ladies  team coming in 30th and the  men's team coming in 24th, but  it's a good tournament and we  all enjoyed it.  High Games: Classic: (8  games) Bonnie McConnell 362-  1850, Carole Skytte 351-2107,  Freeman Reynolds 281-1945,.  Al Hunter 309-1952, Henry Hinz  274-1953. Tuesdby    Coffee:  Bernice Hanchar 238-653, Marney Qually 229-669, Carol Tetzlaff 325-758. absons 'A':  Alice Smith 223-642, Kathy  Clark 338-726, Mike Cavalier  257-662, Art Holden 308-674,  Vic Marteddu 309-767. Swingers:  Ruby Mason 197-515, Alice  Smith 236-604, Phil Fletcher 206-  540, Art Smith 212^589. Bantams:  Michele Whiting 180-355 (2),  Cheri Adams 181-360, Scott Ped-  neault 179-321, Dan Fortin 217-  397.  The B. C. Volleyball Association Spring Tour will begin it's  1977 schedule in Gibsons. Ten  members of the University of  British Columbia men's and  women's volleyball teams will  stage a clinic Sunday, May 1st  at Elphinstone gymnasium.  They will be joined by Vic Lindal,  the B. C. Provincial volleyball  coach. The clinic will begin at  6:30 p.m. and tun for 2 hours.  Registration fees for elementary  school children will be 50$.  Others will pay $1.00.  ' On Monday, Miry 2nd, the  University players will break into  teaching teams and visit the local  schools to stage clinics. Monday  evening will see the visitors play  a match against a team of local  community members. A preliminary to this competition will be  a match pitting the local OMEGA  girl's club team versus the  BEACHCOMBERS dub. The  final event of tiie evening will  see members of the women's  team split up to play with local  youth for a series of games.  The Monday evening games  will be at Elphinstone gym commencing at 7:00 pjn. Student  admission will be 50$ for elementary, $1.00 for secondary. Adult  admission is $2.00. Families  will be admitted for $5.00.  Upon leaving Gibsons, the tour  will continue on to Powell River,  Campbell River, Port Mcneil,  Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat,  Smithers, Prince George, Ashcroft and Vancouver.  Garden Club  KOCrl\S    Spring Show  by Pat Edwards  Just two events remain before  we bring this column to a close  until next season. Ihe first is  a social evening at the club on  April 30, beginning at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are limited but there are  still a few available from Dierdre  Pearson or Gladys Elson. Price  is $10 per couple. A disc jockey  from Vancouver will be in charge  of the music, and a smorgasbord  will be available at midnight.  It sounds like a fun evening so  give the girls a cal soon if you  are interested.  The second and final event of  the season is the annual general  meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 4th, at 8:00 p.m. in  the lounge. The election of an  executive for next season is on  the agenda, so be sure you are  there to help to choose a good  crew.  The Sechelt Garden Club will  hold its flower show and plant  sale on Saturday, April 30th,  2:00 p.m. in the Senior Citizens  Hall, Sechelt.  This will be a good opportunity  to secure some new plants for  your garden and home. Come to  the show and enjoy the plants and  flowers, and to meet your friends  over a cup of tea.  Silver collection.  Health  Inspector  An auxiliary health inspector is  expected in Gibsons this week to  fill in until such a time as a full-  time appointment is possible.  The auxiliary inspector, Larry  Poole, will enable the Coast-  Garibaldi Health Unit to lift a  moratorium placed en the medical  inspection of pending sub-divisions on June 15th last year.  The imminent arrival of the  auxUiary inspector was announced last week by Peter Bell,  Chief Public* Health Inspector  of the Coast-Garibaldi Health  Unit.  ��*********��**��^*W����**��^************  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  CONTINUING EDUCATION  WEIGHT REDUCTION & MAINTENANCE  PROGRAM  How you can still enjoy food and lose weight.  Learn  about the functions of food and start to eat more  sensibly to slim down for summer.  A proposed 10 week program.  t Co-ordinated by Donna Gaul in, Registered  * Dietitian 886-9229  rail T��a*f  LMUIHOV from  '149.95  THE mOSTTRUSTHI POWER  mOUIER FOR OUBt 40 VERB.  SPORTS  2 locations to serve you  Sechelt-885-2512  Sunnycrest Centre  -886-8020  ZMMMM^JmWmWm^mT^mWj^m^JmZmik  Between you and me  By Joan Robb  Until today,  when certain of -  my friends  referred to me  as  "the crazy lady", I accepted the .  epithet as  frivolously  as  I  assumed it was meant.    In fact,;  I had long since decided that most :  of the ..people I liked were crazy,1  and that this denoted high  in-.  telligence,    humour,    creativity,  and sufficient strength of will to  buck the stream of convention.  The last time I expounded under  this heading, it was to brag about ���  my capacity for irrationality.  Conversations with a particular,  woman friend were replete with,  delighted reports of just how "in-,.<  sane" were certain events or);  people; the; Insantiy Index was; Ladies of North America" whom  an understood . measure of fun.dvQuririend<the editor- soreloquently!  . not everyone responded to my  theories on the subject with the  same degree of enthusiasm. I  had not discriminated the fact  that most of those who looked  askance, or sounded concerned,  or (perfidious, insidious travesty 1) laughed were men.  Until today. Today I started to  wonder if I'd been had, again.  r (Sh.) Today I realized that crazy  men were not considered cute,  but Individualistic. Today I remembered the oh-so-catchy line  from a Maria Muldaur song,  "My papa, used to tell me as a  little child,/ The only reason  we're here is to make 'em smile",  and associated it with the excellent quality of education for dilettantism so common amongst the  "University    Educated     Young  and fascination.,; I reminded myself of the indefinable borders;  between genius and madness,  consoled myself with R. D.  Laing's vindication of the neurotic  as the.one who is sensitive and  responsive to an absurd .society,  and had noticed quickly upon  entering university that hiost ofthe intellectuals were the dissenters in word or deed, and/or  vice versa. After all, isn't it a  reputable legal defence to be  found not guilty by reason of  insanity?  Only recently another woman  friend decided to accept and enjoy  her "eccentricity". She meant,  I think, that she would no longer  feel guilty or inadequate about  any of her unconventionalities,  and she was affirming her happiness in a single, childless lifestyle in which men appear  serially or in multiples, but not  ''to love, honour, and obey".  Other "closet crazies" were  coming out, and it seemed a sure  sign of the incipience of Crazy  Liberation. Wheee!  I had, of course,  noted that  scorns.\ (No J.;B., I donft.want  .��� your- seat on the bus and equal  pay too'', and I don't agree that  only men have ever really paid  their dues. But who can dispute  that legions of your U.E.Y.L.N.A.  ��� have been 'taught how to walk  gracefully, graciously around the  ��� perimeters   of   the   battlefields  ��� where women have from childhood to death borne the heavy  responsibilities of home, hearth,  health, and happiness for every-  ; one else?)     All too often,  the  U.E..Y.L.N.A. learn to make con-  ; versation and macrame hangings,  and how to seem crazy.  Today I caught a headline I  couldn't ignore - and found something I felt I must share with  crazed and uncrazed males and  females. It is a column by Ellen  Goodman which appeared origi-  . nally in the Boston Globe and  other papers in May, 1976, and  was reprinted in the May, 1977  issue of Ms.  Here's To The Crazy Ladles  "A Crazy Lady died last Monday, or so we're told. The obituary ��� described her as a woman  who "once refused to bow to  -Queen Elizabeth, asked a newspaper to 'crucify' a senator, and  hit a reporter on the head."  Yes, a genuine Crazy Lady died  last Monday and here's to her.  Here's to all the Crazy Ladies  who ever wanted to be Somebody  and settled for being Outrageous.  May they rest in peace. Here's  to all the Crazy Ladies who were  patted on the head while they  were harmless pets and were  ruthlessly punished when they  became serious. Yes, here's to  Martha Mitchell.     -  She wasn't always one of them,  you understand. She was once  a girl from Pine Bluff, Arkansas,  who wore her first evening gown  at nine years of age and learned  that: "It was always good to  be dumb and blond. You didn't  want to get anywhere because  then you'd have to compete with  the boys..." , .  ,,,,,Sa:she,learned.aitrick - how to  be the center of attention without competing -and she wrote-it  in her school yearbook: "I love  its gentle warble/ I love its gentle  flow/ I love to wind my tongue  up/1 love to let it go;"  Here's to the Crazy Ladies,  here's to them all who wanted to  be individuals and settled for  being eccentric.  As the Attorney General's  wife she became the "Mouth  that Roared". She was cute,  a feisty little thing in stiletto  heels and frowsy dresses and a  Southern drawl with matching  dimples...  And so the President said,  "Given 'em hell, Marth." And  so her husband said, "She's a  little sweetheart. I love her so  much. She gets a little upset  about politics, but she loves me  and I love her, and that's what  counts."  So...as I said, here's to all the  Crazy Ladies with husbands who  think they look cute when 'they  get mad, with husbands who  think they are adorable when  they have strong opinions,  the  wives who are indulged and  loved - "my wife, I think I'll,  keep her" - as long as they don't  demand to be taken seriously.  Martha Mitchell was one of the  loud wives of important men who  wanted to be both independent  and safe, and who compromised  by being adorably rebellious.  She gave us a double message -  "Hey, look at me, I'm exceptional, but, "Don't take me seriously, I'm just a dizzy blond".  As she put it, "Well, I try to be  dumb".  As   a   Cabinet   wife   she   felt  intolerably ignored.      "It's just  ridiculous.  Because I'm the wife  of the Attorney General, I have  no right to express my opinions."  But within a year  after  her  first phone call, 76 percent of the  population knew who she was.  "T,hey all love me, isn't it wonderful," she said.    And like all  Crazy Ladies - the  Zelda  Fitz-  geralds, the Elizabeth Rays, the  Women    Under    the    Influence  who dance on tabletops and get  a bit tipsy and grab the spotlight - she confused being famous  with being loved, and being notorious with being her own person.     Here's to all  the  Crazy  Ladies who never see the thin  ice.  Martha    Mitchell     told     the  "wrong truth".     Suddenly  she  wasn't cute.    Suddenly she lost,  what  Time   magazine   called  a  ' 'certain wacky charm ".  She said, "If my husband knew  anything about the Watergate  break-in, Mr. Nixon also knew  about it. I think he should say  good-bye." She became the kind  of a Crazy Lady who yells into  telephones in the middle of the  night that 'Something's Wrong!'  Here's to them.  Her husband didn't pat her on  the head any more. "Martha's  late-night calls have been good  fun and games. However, this  is a serious issue," he said, and  called her unstable. After awhile  he left and took their daughter  with him.  When she came out from behind her wackiness, they tried to  call her mad. "They threw me on  my bed and stuck a needle in  my behind. They're afraid of my  honesty...There is absolutely  - nothing -wrong with . me except  that I.am mentally tortured from  the torture I've been through.  Why did people call me. crazy?  Because they were trying to shut  Martha Mitchell up and they  didn't know how to do it."  Well, she was right and here's  to her. Here's to them all, all  the Crazy Ladies who finally,  after a lifetime, refused to stay  in their places. Here's to all the  frivolous, flaky ladies who dropped the mask of the lovable  fool.  Here's to the one who changed  too late to save herself. May she  rest in peace."  ^GIBSONS WILDLIFE CLUB  ANNUAL FISH DERBY  At Sakinaw and Ruby Lakes  SUNDAY, MAY 1st  Trophies for the whole family. Everyone Welcome!  Weigh in time between 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.   In front of  Cafe at Ruby Lake  *  *  *  *  *  ��� *  *  *  5  KITCHEN  REMODELLING  CENTRE  SPECIALIZING IN ALL ASPECTS OF KITCHEN  AND BATHROOM REMODELLING:  ft  ft  ft  ft  ���ft  ft  Design  Carpentry  Dry wall  Flooring  Electrical  Plumbing  We offer a large selection of brand name cabinets  and counter tops to suit your taste and budget.  FREE with every kitchen order - your choice of  Vance Surface Saver.  For a free estimate, call 886-9411 day or evening.  SUNSHINE KITCHENS INDUSTRIES LTD.  IMPORTANT NOTICE TO POSTAL CUSTOMERS  RURAL ROUTE 1, GIBSONS, B. C.  M NOTICE  Effective June 1,1977 rural route #1  will be split to create rural route #4  For your information and assistance refer to the map detailed below. If you  reside within the perimeters of this map (with the exception of Hwy 101 and  North Road which will continue to be serviced by the existing routes) your  address effective JUNE 1,1977 will be:  Name  Location (Group Box Site, Road,etc.)  Rural Route 4  Gibsons, B. C.  VON1VO  Les Virag  Postmaster  krn> <tt>.  i py^^�� imiii.    in     i    u mi i ��  8.  Coast News, April 28, 1977.  FREE CLASSIFIED AD  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 20$ per agate line.  Property listings are $2.00 each.  Coming  Events  Announcements    Work Wanted  Community Resourse Society  Annual Spring Dance & Buffet  Supper. Roberts Creek Hall,  May 7th, Music by "UP THE  CREEK". Tickets available at  the office, above Credit Union  Office, Sechelt. For info call  885-5012. No tickets at the door.  Pender Harbour Community Club  ANNUAL BAZAAR  May 7th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Hall. Home Bake Sale,  sewing, baby wear, raffles, kiddies fish pond, bargains in plants.  Afternoon tea and coffee.  GARAGE SALE '  Two days, April 29 & 30. Big  assortment of items. Follow the  signs on Park Road. 886-9697.  TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY  Pattern for progress - Designed to  fit all sizes: Pattern adjustment -  The   initiative   may   need   to  be  lengthened,   the   interest   reinforced, and the willpower basted,  pressed and fitted before sewing.  Pattern Details:   Put a gleam in  your eye and  a cheerful  smile  and  face  the   future   with   confidence.        Material    Required:  Intelligence and a willingness to  improve.     Cutting   Instructions:  Cut    out    criticism    and    faultfinding.   Sewing Notions:   Sense  of   humor,  backbone   stiffening,  one lip zipper.   Pattern Measurements:    Long in patience, deep  in   sense  of  responsibility,   and  wide in understanding.   Finished  Product:    If all  instructions are  followed, pattern is designed to  produce a healthier, happier and  slimmer you!  Announcements  I, Norm Berdahl, will not be responsible for any debts incurred  other than by myself as of April  26,1977.  AUCTION & RUMMAGE SALE  Saturday, May 7th, Scouting &  Guiding   Auction '&   Rummage  Sale, Trail Bay Mall. 1-4 p.m.  Are you concerned about the.  abortion issue? If so, why not  attend the meeting scheduled for  Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. in the Sechelt  Elementary School. It should be  an interesting evening.  CENTRE FOR CONTINUING  EDUCATION -COURSES  SHEARING SHEEP  This    workshop    also    includes  general care of sheep, feeding,  butchering, etc.    April 30, Sat.  9:30 - 12:30 p.m.     Fee:  $2.00.  Bring   a  sandwich.      Workshop  takes  place  in   the   instructor's  home  in   Gibsons.      Instructor:  Sheila Kitson.  Mr. & Mrs. David Poole (nee Bon  Thorburn) of Sherwood Park,  Alberta, are very happy to announce the birth of a son, Kevin  Christopher, on March 9th, 1977,  weighing 71/2 pounds!   J*f?  Support Peninsula Recycling with  your glass (cleaned), tin (cleaned  with ends & labels removed and  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.  For Information: 885-3811.  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 too. Expert insured work  'Know the cost before you start*  Call us at 885-2109. Free estimated. JohnRisbey.   PROFESSIONAL EAR PIERCING  Fast and sterile, Birthstone  studs, at GIBSONS GIRLS &  GUYS SALON. 886-2120.  For Sale  18 square extra thick barn shakes,  $32.50 a square. 885-3429.  New   hot  water  tank,   40   gal,  $140. 886-9177.  For Safe  Washers  and  Dryers  SPECIAL  This week at the  McLeods Store in Sechelt.  885-2171  Found  Unusual loop silver earring  found at N.D.P. spring dance  Sat. April 9th, to identify, call  Janet at 886-7829.  Opportunities  DANCE CLASSES  ��� Ballet ��� Tap ��� Jazz ���  Adults & children, boys & girls.   .      886-2531   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.  Get your ftee copy of the new  Radio Shack catalogue at J&C  Electronics, Cowrie St., Sechelt  For lease: Bayview Dining Room  and Cafe, fully equipped. Ideal  family operation. Apply: Pender  Harbour Hotel, Box 249, Madeira  Park. 883-9013.  LIVESTOCK  2 yearling Alpine nanny goats,  pair $60.00. 886-2520.  3 baby rabbits, all black, 3 full  grown assorted, $3.50 each.  Phillip at 885-9341  REUPHOLSTERY  Joan Ellis, Vancouver. A workshop where you can learn the  basics of good upholstery on your  own furniture. Please let the  co-ordinator know if you have  your own tools, if you want to  share, buy or borrow. May 21,  Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fee:  $12., Chatelech Art Room.  DOG OBEDIENCE  Livia Whittall, Vancouver. May  11, Wednesday, 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.  Fee: $15. for 8 sessions. Minimum 15 dogs. Gibsons Elementary School.  SEWING  Beryl Husband.- Swim-wear,  3 sessions, May 2nd. Tuesday,  7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Fee: $7.00 for  3 sessions. Elphinstone textile  room.  STOP SMOKING  Cliff Drieberg - The 5-Day Plan  to Stop Smoking is a series of five  consecutive 11/2 hour sessions  showing the smoker how to beat  the habit on all four dimensions  of life: Physical, Mental, Social  and Spiritual. May 9-13. Monday  -Friday, 7-8:30 pm. Fee $10.  Chatelech Jr., Room 102.  YOGA  Carolynn Bichler. For beginneiw  and intermediate students.  Please bring a mat or blanket.  May 2, Tues. 10 - 11:30 a.m.,  Health Unit Gibsons. May 2,  Tues. 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Gibsons  Elementary School, Kindergarten  Fee: $8.00 for 5 sessions.  For REGISTRATION & INFOR  MATION please call 885-3512,  Karin Hoemberg, Co-ordinator,  CENTRE FOR CONTINUING  EDUCATION, Box 6, Sechelt.  VON 3A0, 9:00 am -4:00 pm. .  EXHIBITION VOLLEYBALL  Monday, May 2nd,  Elphinstone  Secondary     Gym,     7:30     p.m.  FEATURING:  University of British Columbia  Mens' & Womens' Team members. Local Girls' Club teams.  Adults: $2.00, High School:  $1.00, Family: $5.00, Elementary: 50C.  ��� HORSESHOEING*  Horse Manure for Sale. T. Bowe.  886-7967  Horses and ponies trained,  riding lessons, English & Western. Show horses for sale, Bush-  wood Farm. 886-2160.  Gooslings for sale,  $3.00 each.  885-9294  Help Wanted  Pension couple need some garden and lawn work done. "Not  for free". 886-9829.  Port Mellon Community Association requires a qualified swimming instructor for part-time instruction. 884-5263.  Persons wishing to become Retailers for Express and Provincial  Lottery tickets for profit, and at  the same time assist a worthwhile  cause may request applicatio r  by sending name and address to.  Box 3, Coast News, Gibsons.  Work Wanted  Gardening & Light Landscaping  1 Ton Truck for Hire  Light moving and hauling  Call 886-9294   QUALIFIED CARPENTER  25 YEARS EXPERIENCE  New    homes     &.     Renovations  References Available   885-3900   Middle-aged woman would  like  light housework. No baby sitting.   886-2753   Mother would like a live-in housekeeping - babysitting position.  Reply Box 12, Coast News. -  14 year old high school student  wants   odd   jobs   of   any   kind.  886-9503  House & garden cleanups &  rubbish removal. 886-9503.  Will rototill your garden with a  14 H.P. riding tractor. Hourly  rate. 886-9590.   JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER  30 YEARS EXPERIENCE  ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS  All Types of Construction   886-7160   For your moving, hauling &.  deliveries, phone Norm: 886-9503  HANDYMAN SERVICE  All types Home Repairs  and Services  Renovations, Additions,  Painting, Clean-up, etc.  North of Davis Bay  883-9266  BARRY LARGE  BOX 43,18 ELLIOT RD.  GARDEN BAY  Sound Construction  N     V  Car pen ter-Contractor  Interior Finishing  House. Framing  Concrete Form Work  Gary Wallinder    886-2316  U  Box 920  Gibsons  BUILDING CONTRACTOR  Now available, good refs, experienced in design, blueprints,  and all aspects of building.  Please leave messages at 885-  3186 or weekends: 521-6902.  Chimney cleaning, Vac equipped,  odd jobs, light hauling and clean  up jobs. Call Hugo: 886-7785  For explosive requirements,  dynamite, electric or regular  caps, B line E cord and safety  fuse contact R. NImmo, Cemetery Road, Gibsons. Phone  886-7778. Howe Sound Farmers  Institute.  TUFFY'S ROOFING  Tar and Gravel  Singles and Shakes  Complete Roofing Services  885-9585  For Sale  20" b & W portable Admiral  TV in good cond. $100. Collectors  Items: 2 albums circa 1937 in  perfect condition. Complete  operas of La Boheme & La Tosca  featuring Gizli. What offers?  Call anytime at 1406 Gower Pt.  Road, at rear. Sears tape recorder & 3cassetts, $15.00.  Box spring mattress $60., kitchen  table chairs, $50., Hofner guitar  $15.00. 886-2614.   Near new fridge & stove, Harvest  gold. Moffat frost free 2 door  bridge, matching Moffat elec.  stove. $550. for pair. 885-2553  or 885-3887.    Two pair white fibreglass drapes,  fit 7'7' window, $35.00. Chesterfield cover, multi coloured, $5.00.  886-9396  SURPLUS FURNITURE SALE!  Super Bargains on Sofas, Chairs,  Beds, Dinettes, Lamps, Coffee  Tables and End Tables. One 30"  electric range. First come -  First served! Apply at:  COAST MOBILE HOMES  Porpoise Bay Rd., Sechelt, B.C.  885-9979  For Sale: My services as a professional Exterminator. Certified  7 years experience in control of  fungus, insects, rodents and  odors. North Island Pest Control.   885-3606   Richmond peat, 16 yards for $250.  delivered. Peat, Manure & sand  mix, 16 yards for $300. Call    885-2760   Oil stove, in good cond. $25.00   886-9608   220 Crusader marine engine,  monel  shaft,   VM   x   14'   long,  Mercury 9.8 H.P. short shaft  outboard as new engine, $500.  cash. Eves: 885-2083.  For Safe  King Sting, solid state Holdem  elec. fencer, $50.00. 885-3374.  1975 Apache Masa fibreglass  trailer, sleeps 6, fridge, stove,  propane and electric hook-up.  Hardly used. $2,200. 886-7626.  26  x   18   prop,   stern   bearing  stuffing    box,    pump,    rudder.  886-9908  3 mobile homes axles, complete,  $100each. 886-8024.  V.W. engine - 886-7738.  CONCRETE SEPTIC TANKS  Government   approved,    locally  made.     $90.00.     Call   Don  at:   885-2926      One single bed, one Seaiy pos-  turepedic, double bed in excel,  cond. 886-7004.   36' long x 6' high heavy chain  link wire, $30.00. 885-9545.  Winchester 94 30-30, case &  cleaning equip. 16' cedar strip  canoe, golf bags, leather &  canvas, clubs steel. Cart and  shoes. Ski boots, heavy blocs,  3 shibs and snatch. Guitar &  music stand, Masonic and Orange  men's* large coloured framed  picture, books on every subject,  -.3ome rare, first editions, autographed, round top trunk, crosscut saws, wheels of all descriptions, 2-3 speed bikes, flight  cage, rare pictures, a thousand  other items. Give me a ring at:   886-7731   Water pump, over hauled, A-1  cond. $75.00. Twin lead glazed  book case, $40.00, small wood  lathe, $35.00. 886-2897.  Italian  lavabo in  perfect  cond.  886-2303  17 ft. self-contained travel trailer,  sleeps 6, must go: Only $1475.00  Also '��� homemade tent trailer,  would make good utility trailer,  $100. 885-3403 eves.    Construction   shack,   located   at  Port  Mellon,   $275.   o.b.o.   Call  886-9461   Heavy cast band saw frame would  be suitable  for  shake  cutting.  Electric  motor also  if  desired.   886-2952       Asphalt shingles, $22.50 a square  delivered. 886-2489.  New bathtub, sink & toilet &  fixtures, shower, horizon blue,  $170.00, Duel 1215 turntable with  Shure cartridge, good cond.  $90.00, oil heater, filter, 2/ 45  gal. drums and stand, $100.  885-3343  NOW AVAILABLE  Full line of WATKINS household  products. Call 886-9283.  3,000 bricks, looking for offers  for antique solid bricks. 885-3140  White McLary elec. range, good  cond. $175.00, two studded 15 in.  radial snow tires, suitable for  V.W. Very good cond. $60.00.   885-9646   For Sale:    Good mixed hay, to  clear $1.50 a bale, minimum 20  bales. Call 886-2887.  FOR SALE  4'x3' double door $5.00, 4  shelves, solid bookcase or storage  cupboard $15.00, cistern pump  $15.00, new elec. stove or dryer  cord, $4.00, maple folding doors,  30" x 73", $5.00. 885-9545.  Car top carrier, $5.00. 885-9545.  FOR SALE  Horses, Saddles  Shoeing, tack, etc.    886-7967   A-1 shape Teco oil space heater  $60.00, vynl covered headboard  for % bed $5.00,16 older records,  Supremes, Johnny Rivers, Glen  Campbell etc. 75ceach. 886-7189  1 yr. old 12 x 12' meadow green  2" shag carpet with underlay,  $150. o.b.o. 886-9518.  HERB PLANTS  For Sale, 4th driveway on  left,  up Crowe Road.  Many varieties,  flavour  your   foods   with   fresh  herbs.  B&W console TV, cheap., elec.  heater with fan $25.00, 2 burner  hot plate $5.00. 885-3940.  Crib $20.00, car seat, was $60.  asking  $35.00,  busybox  $10.00,  high chair $5.00, push toys $1.00.   886-2543   Brand new custom built utility  trailer, extra heavy duty, 4x8.  Days: 885-2420, eves: 885-9316.  Immediately through end of  month: Complete Household  Sale: Furniture, appliances,  everything. Arena Road, second  house west of Trail Ave. at end of  hardtop. Behind Seaview Village,  Sechelt. 885-2691.  Viking wringer washing machine,  8 yrs.  old,   good  cond.   $75.00  885-9241  Wooden  bunk    beds,  886-2737  $85.00  Scandanavian exercise board,  $20.00, an older child's car seat  $20.00 (2-4 yrs old), 200 base  woman's accordian & case, excel.  cond. $200. 883-9989.   289 engine, good running cond.  886-9544  Near new queen-size bed. Call:   886-7196   Washer for sale, $90.00,  dryer  $175.00,   both   in   excel,   cond.  886-8024  10V2 ft. Capilano camper, sleeps  5, ice box, range, furnace, tie  downs and jacks. 886-2531.  4'x8' box trailer, $200. Call   885-2760   Used aluminum roofing, take it  all for $10.00, antique china  brass, 3 windows $3.00 each,  step (2) stool $10.00, lots of  plants and hangers, sewer disposal unit, brand new, electric,  never used, $300.00. 886-9697.  Electic pump and pressure tank  for well, in good working order,  $80.00. 886-2520.  ���ti TIDEWATER CRAFTS tV  Needlepoint,    crewel,    knitting,  crochet, handcrafts. We can help  every Wednesday  1:00-  3:00.  Tidewater Crafts & Hobbies  886-2811   New Grange posture guard  double box spring & mattress in  perfect cond. $100. or trade for  bunk beds in good condition.   885-2505   Twin beds, box springs $40. each,  'Domestic' console sewing mach.  $85.00, round kitchen table,  4 chairs, swivel teak and chrome  $85.00, 4 gal. stone crock $7.50,  solid body Spanish guitar, 4  switch, 2 pickup, $25.00, Bell  Howell Super 8 movie camera,  projector, screen, etc. $100.00,  small household appliances,  children's Encyclopedia, 16 vol.  $15.00, Children's Golden Book  picture atlas of the world, 6 vol.  $5.00, more books, household  items, etc. 886-9668.   Classified  250 gal. oval oil tank, brand  new $100.00, .One temporary  construction power service $20.00  10'2" P.V.C. electrical conduit,  $5.00, 6'x5/8" ground rod $3.00,  41/2' of 2" rigid steel conduit  $3.00, 28' of 2" bared copper  ground wire for 200 amp service, $12.00, 37' 3/0 type R.W.  90 DC link for 200 amp service,  $40.00, 10 gals. Cloverdale latex  fence or shake stain (brown)  $20.00, 12 square 'D' breakers,  single & double pull. 886-2495.  11' camper, good condition,  new 2 piece china cabinet, wha  new 2 piece china cabinet, what  offers? 886-9648.  Compact washer & dryer, complete with stand, very good cond.  $300. o.b.o. 886-2096.   Cactus collection, many varieties,  large and small, reas. Roll-away  cot, $7.50, punch bowl set,  new $5.00, Mooching rod & reel  $7.50, 4 ladies pants suits, size  40 (5'6"), excel, cond, 885-2357.  New white awnings for sale,  3 - 18x72, 1 - 18x48, 1 - 18x60.  $50.00 for all. 886-7601.  British India wool rug, beige with  floral corner design, 10'x16',  best offer. 886-2667.  1970 Vanguard camper, 10 ft.  cab over 54 inch. - Fibreglass  roof with 3 vents, 2-way fridge,  stove, oven, heater, portable  toilet. 8 track stereo tape vanity  medicine cabinet. City water  connection, 2 propane tanks,  hydraulic jacks, good clean cond.  $3,025. 885-3579.  BACKHOE  AND  DUMP TRUCK  FOR SALE  886-8003  Wanted  RUMMAGE WANTED  A good chance to kill 2 birds with  1 stone. Get your spring cleaning  done and help a very worthwhile  cause. All proceeds go towards  building the Adventure Playground in Cliff Gilker Park,  Roberts Creek Rec. Site. Please  bring your rummage to Randie's  on Crowe Road, 4th drive on left  if you need it picked up call  886-9324 or 886-2087. The date  and place of sale will be posted at  a later date.  WANTED  New or used 24" Large Mouth  Airtight. 886-7822.   Sturdy hardwood child's crib.  Call 886-7449.  Cement mixer, old 78 R.P.M.  opera records, highest prices  paid. 886-2513.  Clean, used 2x4's, 2x10's or  2x12's, 4x4 cedar posts, 8-10 ft.  long, used brick and patio blocks.  2x4 window for workshop. Call   886-9435          For Rent  Furnished 2 bedroom trailer in  Bonnybrook. No dogs. 886-2887.  In Roberts Creek, space for a  horse. I will do all the work,  call after 5. 885-9248.  Gibsons: Unfurn. 2 bdrm house  with range & fridge, avail, now,  to responsible tenants. Refs  required. $250.00. 886-9898.  Room & Board available at  Bonnie-Brook Lodge. Meals &  services incl. laundry.  Private room. 886-9033.  Gower Point ocean beach esplanade.  For Rent  2 Bedroom waterfront, Roberts  Creek, fireplace, electric stove,  electric heat. 886-2113 ^  2 Bedroom mobile home, S. C.  Trailer Park, Gibsons, $210.00  per mo. Avail. May 1st. Call  885-3417 or 885-3310.  Maple Crescent Apartment!  1-2-3 bdrm suites for rent, 1662  School Rd., Gibsons. Heat &/  cablevision, parking, close; to  schools & shopping. Reas. rent.  Apply suite 103A. 886-7836  Quaint one bdrm home with  harbour view, opposite Gibsons  Post Office. $175. 886-2000 or  886-9121.   1 bdrm cottage, avail. June 1st.  886-7966  2 bdrm Mobile home, S.C.Trailer  Park, Gibsons. Avail. May 1st.  $195.00. 885-3417 or 885-3310.  West Sechelt, 1 bdrm ground  floor suite, private entrance,  stove & fridge, no pets. Pref.  non-smoker. $160. per mo.  885-2451  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  Wanted  886-7817  Wanted:     Set of  used  balance  scales, capacity 0-20 lbs. or better  Call 885-2420.  Wanted: Crosscut or bucking  saw, 8' or longer. 886-7237.  Back pack in good condition.  After 3 pm call 886-9363.  Wanted:     A  couple of  trunks.  886-7626   Timber Wanted pins Alder  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.  '  ALDER REQUIRED  Saw-log alder required in standing, decked or boom form.  Contact:    P.V.    Services    Ltd.  883-2733  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creeks  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons      806-2812  Wanted: Seine net or net suitable  for volleyball net at reas. price.  Contact Lindy, Coast News,  Thurs.-Sun. 886-2622.  Pair of ladies hiking'boots, light-  weight, size 8. 886-9396.  Trailer hitch to fit a 1970 VW  van. 885-2315.  Housekeeping room to clean,  quiet adult. 886-7835.   2 pads available, June 1st, one  child, sorry, no dogs. 886-9581.  Furn. suite, for single working  person. 886-7267.  Apt. for rent, to quiet person or  couple. 886-8024.  UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT  Now      available,      redecorated  suites,   bachelor  and  one   bed-  room. 886-7490 or 886-2597.  2 bdrm cottage in centre of  Sechelt, $225. per mo. Days:  885-9979, eves: 885-2062.  For Rent: 2 bdrm cottage on  large lot. Avail. May 7th. Pratt  Rd.area. $195.00. 886-7800.  Why pay  more than  3Vi%  to  sell your home?  SECHELT AGENCIES LTD.  885-2235 -24 hours  Wanted fo  Rent  Single male needs small rural  cabin/cottage to rent. Willing  to work on. Electricity not essential. P. O. Box 1262, Gibsons.  Looking for one or two bdrm  house for lady" and 2 mo. old  baby. Reasonable rent. Please  phone 885-3501.  3 or 4 bdrm.house in the Gibsons  area. Badly needed, excel,  refs. 885-9046.  By June 1st. 1 or 2 bdrm house  possible with 1 or 2 acres near  Gibsons. Eves, collect 465-9834.  Required to rent: by May 1st,  to June 15, one or two bdrm  house or cabin in area for young  married couple with cat and dog.  Please reply to G. Rowland c/o  800617th Ave., Burnaby.  INVADED?  8  V  ���V  V  9  CALL  NORTH ISLAND  PEST CONTROL  WORK GUARANTEED  AT REASONABLE RATES  S  S  Local Licensed Operator  Charlie Cairns 885-3606  *:  &  V  GIBSONS: View home in desirable location.  4 bedrooms, modern cabinet kitchen, comb,  living/dining room. Vanity bath, finished  rec. room. Carport, concrete drive. 75 x 142  landscaped lot on sewer. Will consider all  offers.  GIBSONS: 3 sid&by-side lots, on sewer.  Panoramic view. Close to shops, etc.  $37,000. for the 3.  WILSON CREEK: 100' beach in beautiful  Tsawcome. 1300 sq. ft. 3 bedroom A-frame  on nicely treed lease lots. A must to see at  only $45,000.  ROBERTS CREEK: Lower Road location.  113 x 185' lot for that dream home. Easy  clearing, $16,500.  GIBSONS RURAL: Inquietarea - 11/2 acres,  5-room home in the Spanish theme. Cozy  living room features white rock fireplace  and lovely panelled walls, dining room, convenient kitchen with large utility adjoining.  New W/W carpet in living room, halls and  bedrooms. Asking$68,500.  GIBSONS:   Fully serviced large lots in new  subdivision, level and semi-clear. $12,000.  K. BUTLER   REALTY LTD.  1538 Gower Point Rd.   phone 886-2000 or 886-9121 Mobile Homes      Mobile Homes  Trailer for Rent  2 bdrm, furnished trailer, sorry  no dogs.    Bonniebrook Camp &  Trailer Park. 886-2887.  Alumimum Chalet trailer, folds  like tent trailer, sink, propane  fridge, stove, sleeps 3 plus small  child. $500. 885-3949.  1971 Mobile home, 2 or 3 bdrms,  8x20' lean-to, fully carpeted,  dishwasher, stove, fridge, drapes  and air conditioning. 12x12'shed  in back. $9,000. Parked at Sunshine Coast Trailer Park, no. 20   886-7821  1972 12'x68' Bon Prix mobile  home with tip out, furnished.  For further info: 885-2760.  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  Units   now   on   display,   phone:  886-9826  USED UNITS  1975 Statesman, 3 bdrm, carpeted throughout, large addition  including 2 bdrm. and rec. room.  1971 12 x 63 Leader, 3 bdrm. fully  furnished, very good condition.  NEWCNTTS  SPECIAL  12 x 60 Colony, 2 bedroom limited  addition,    carpeted   livingroom,  fully furnished and decorated.  Mobile Home axles C/W wheels  and tires, $100.00 each. Coast  Mobile Homes - 885-9979.  Mobile Home For Sale - 1 bdrm,  10 x 38', $1500.00.   After 6 p.m.  883-2419  12x68' Meadowbrook, 3 bdrms.,  front kitchen with bay window &  patio door. Built in dishwasher.  Carpeted throughout and fully  furnished.  8 x 45' Rollahome on Gabriola  Island. Must be moved $2,000.  o.b.o. (112) 254-5836 or call  886-8097   BONNIEBROOK CAMP  & TRAILER PARK  Two choice mobile  home  sites  available.    Gower Pt. Rd. Call:   886-2887   1972 Esta Villa 12 x 66', 3 bdrm.  Near new condition. Absolutely  must sell. Asking $9,250.00.  Worth more. 885-9750.  COAST MOBILE HOMES  885-9979  Complete   Selection   of   Homes  24 x 44 to 24 x 60  12x68 Deluxe Units  Four in Stock  14 x 52,  14 x 56, and  14 x 70  available  All units may be furnished and  decorated   to   your   own   taste.  PARK SPACE AVAILABLE  For   both   Single   and    Double  Wides.  "Across from Sechelt Legion"  Dave: 885-3859 evenings  Bill: 885-2084 evenings  72' x 68' 3 bdrm mobile home  with laundry room, fully furnished, includes blocking, sheeting  and fuel tank. Asking $12,500.  883-9186  Property  By owner, Vz acre commercial  property with old buildings on  Hwy 101. 885-2608.  1 ACRE MINI-ESTATE  Lower Norwes Bay Rd., West  Sechelt. On hydro, water and  paved road. Future subdivision  to two Vz acres. $16,500. Call  Owner at 885-2084.  Property  View tot on Thompson Road,  Langdale Heights $14,500.  Call owner at Victoria, 658-8055  or Vancouver 980-5431.  5Vz acres land, year round creek  in Roberts Creek area, $7,000.  Down and assume mortgage of  10% interest @$200. per month,  approx. price $27,000.885-3881.  Property  Coast News, April 26,1977.  A number to note:  885-3521  WHARF REALTY LTD.  7/10 ACRE 100' x300'  West Sechelt, just off Wakefield  Road.   Good top soil, in location  of new homes.     $15,500.     Call  Owner at 885-2084.  j" *NEW SERVICE? "j  i   iinrui 'ci  HUGH'S  I  I  PAINTING,'  &    ;  window :  ! cleaning;  I I  I Free Estimates I  I Call I  L 886-7060 I  4 year old 3 bedroom home \o  Selma   Park.       Call   owner   at:   885-9328   3 Bedroom home, full basemeat.  Electric heat, on 6 acres close to  Gibsons.      Phone   886-7832   or  886-2813.   In Langdale, 79' x 150' mt for  sale. Near school, beautiful view,  by owner: 112-255-4805.   Lot for sale in Sechelt near  Hackett Park, fully serviced.  Asking $11,500.596-7022.  Why pay more than 3*/j% to  sell your home?  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  885-2235 -24 hours  MUST SELL  Vz acre lot.     Water,  power  &  drive way, cleared building site.  $10,700. o.b.o. 885-9798.  Beautiful 3 bdrm, 3 year old view  home in central Gibsons. Fireplace, W/W throughout, vanity  bathroom, sewing room. High  finished basement with rec room,  bdrm, Vz bathroom. Matching  garage, fenced, landscaped.  Price includes stove, washer,  dryer. $55,000.886-2644.   Large  home oh  waterfront   lot.  60'x278'  Franklin Road. 261-1756.  New 3 bedroom home, family  room, basement, 2 car garage,  carport, view of Trail Bay,  $61,000. 885-2503.    View Lot - Granthams Landing.  886-2978  Why pay  more than  3'/*%  to  sell your home?  SECHELT AGENCIES LTD.  885-2235 -24 hours  BONNIEBROOK CAMP &���  TRAILER PARK  For sale: 2 good view  lots on  Chaster   Road,   1,000   ft.   from  waterfront, utilities. 886-2887.  Fairmont Road:   2 bdrms., large  living room with corner fireplace.  Excellent view, needs work but  good potential. 886-2164 eves.  For Sale by owner: Lot 11, Seaside Village, cleared, ready to  build. But it for what we paid for  it. $4,000. down and take over  payments at 6% interest. Days  call 885-2273, ask for Nicki or  eves, call 885-3963.   For Sale by owner: 3 bdrm post  & beam home near tennis courts,  Gibsons. $35,000. 886-7566  eves. after 4:00.    SMILE  Roberts Creek: 3 bedroom home  on park-like Vi acre, semi-waterfront. All electric heat, workshop  basement, large wrap around  sundeck.    To    view:    886-2744.  F.P. $49.000.    .  By owner: Halfmeon Bay, beauti-  ful waterfront property, approx.  60'x175\ Lovely Arbutus trees,  sewer, hydro & water included.  Lot#48, Trueman Road. $33,000.    576-6261   Spacious 3 bedroom family home  in Langdale. Large granite fireplace in 16' x 30' living room.  Custom walnut kitchen cabinets,  new kitchen appliances included.  Beautiful view. Close to ferry and  one block from school. Garage  workshop, fruit trees. F.P.  $49,500. Call eves: 886-2090.  FOR SALE  One bedroom home in lower Gibsons, wall to wall carpet and  central heating with forced air  oil furnace. On village sewer  system. Walking distance to  stores. Fantastic view of Harbour  and Howe Sound. Asking just  $29,500. 886-7032.  SALABLE ODDS 'N' ENDS  NEEDED  The Sunshine Coast Community  Resource Society will be having a  Flea Market sale during Timber  Days and desperately needs  donations of any portable, salable  odds 'n' ends. No clothing please.  Please mark your selling price on  each item. These donations can  be dropped off at the society  offices, above the Sechelt Credit  Union. For further info call  885-3821. Thank you for your  help, the success of this fund  raising depends on people like  you.  AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  fer t  JONMcRAE  885-3670  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  KEN CROSBY  886-2098  SUB-DIVISION  CONSULTATION  REAL ESTATE  Office 886-2277  NOTARY PUBLIC  APPRAISALS  MORTGAGES  Toll Free 682-1513  HEADLANDS ROAD: Lovely retirement or starter home in  good area close to park, beach and post office. Grounds are  beautifully landscaped with fruit trees and stonework features.  104sq. ft. enclosed sunporchis an added feature plus a separate  garage and storage shed on property. SEE THIS ONE!  F.P. $32,750.  T  I  I  I  I  I  l  SCHOOL & WYNGART ROADS: Only 6 of these Duplex zoned  lots left. Beautiful view properties overlooking the Bay, close  to schools and shopping. All lots perfectly suited to side-by-side  or up/down duplex construdion. SPECIALLY PRICED NOW!  Only 1 will be sold at $14,500and only 1 at $15,500. Act now!  HILLCREST AVE: Almost 1100 sq. ft.  home 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 I The down payment is  only $3,500. F.P. $34,500.  CORNER PRATT & FAIRVIEW: Many  wood feature wails in this nicely designed  one bedroom home, with fireplace and  nice family room. Completely fenced  and landscaped yard. Could be easily  added to as concrete slab already at side  of house. Price includes fridge, stove,  washer and dryer. Owner anxious to sell!  F.P. $33,900.  REDROOFFS: Small unfinished house  on large, Vi acre lot. Electric heat.  Ideal do-it-yourself project. F.P. $23,500.  LANGDALE: Johnson Road: A truly  lovely executive home with an unsurpassed view. Approx. 1400 sq. ft. on the  main floor, plus full basement. Two fireplaces, two full baths, feature wood  panelling in Dining area, large entrance-  way. Paved driveway, carport, sundeck  and special lighting features throughout.  This is a well designed, spacious home  In a very good area, close to school and  ferries. Make an appointment to see this  today. F.P. $62,500.  NORTH FLETCHER: Almost new, 3  bedroom, well-designed home with  absolutely magnificent view. 1268 sq.  ft. home with sundeck, w/w carpeting,  ensuite plumbing In an area of good  homes. THIS CAN BE YOURS FOR AS  LITTLE AS $2,500. DOWN. The full  price is ONLY: F.P. $44,900.  GRANDVIEW ROAD: Brand new!  Quality built 1300 sq. ft. home with full  basement. Many extra features including  - heatilator. fireplace, 2 full baths plus  R.I. in basement. Build-in dishwasher,  fridge & stove, w/w carpeting throughout. F.P. $58,500.  GLASSFORD ROAD: Modern living at  Its best. This 3 bdrm., split-level home  has an endless array of features. There  are skylights in the kitchen, living room &  dining room that will brighten up any day  around home. The extra large living  room has sliding glass doors to front,  fireplace & wood feature wall. The kitchen has a nook area, while the dining  room will easily accommodate the largest  of dining room suites. The upstairs offers  1 Vi baths and 3 bedrooms with access to  the sundeck, and If you need room to  expand, the family room is just waiting  for your finishing touches. The workshop  and utility area are alsoroughed in. This  must be seen to appreciate the value.  F.P. $49,900.  GOWER POINT ROAD: Privacy and  100' of Waterfrontage, beach just at  other side of the road. Driveway is in,  building site cleared with septic tank  and main drains in. F.P. $25,000.  LOWER ROBERTS CREEK ROAD: Off  Cheri Ann Park, beautifully cleared and  level building site hidden from the road  by many large trees. Easy access to an  exceptional beach, 70' x 100' and priced  for Immediate sale. F.P. $12,900.  GEORGIA DRIVE: Lovely large view lot,  just up from Georgia Park. Lot size  67' x 108' x 99' x 121'. NOTE! Septic  tank and field are already in AND approved. F.P. $19,900.  CHASTER ROAD:   Nestle your home in  the trees on this 67' x 123' building lot.  Area of proposed new school. Name your  own terms, no reasonable offer refused.  F.P. $11,500.  GRADY ROAD: In Langdale Chines -  Superb view of Howe Sound from this  large Irregular shaped lot. All underground services^ F.P. $13,900.  SARGENT ROAD: On the upper side of  the road, overlooking the Bay and as  far into Georgia Strait as the eye can  see. This lot Is in a deluxe home area.  Close to both shopping and schools.  F.P. $16,900.  LOWER ROBERTS CREEK ROAD:  1.12 acres in the very desirable Roberts  Creek area. There is a driveway already  in and a tapped Artesian well on the  property. F.P. $14,900.  SOUTHWOOD DRi: Redrooffs: Owner  most anxious to sell. Large lot 230 x 80.  This is a very fast growing area. Light  clearing only. F.P. $11,500.  GOWER POINT: WATERFRONT:  Loveiy cleared 100 x 195' very steep to  the beach but a fabulous building site  with southern exposure and panoramic  view. F.P. $25,900.  UPLANDS ROAD: Tuwanek, ideal  recreational lot in beautifully wooded &  park-like area, zoned for trailers. This  lot overlooks Sechelt Inlet and the Lamb  Islands. F.P. $8,900.  ALDERSPRING ROAD: Absolutely the  best soil going on this 50' x 150' lot on  sewer in the heart of Gibsons. Potential  view of the Bay area. Excellent terms  available. F.P. $12,000.  COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT: With  waterfront as scarce as it is,this double  use lot represents real value. F.P. $22,000  .ABBS ROAD: One of the nicest building  lots in Gibsons. Level building site with  drop-off in front of property to protect  privacy, spectacular. panoramic view.  Size66'x128'. F.P. $18,500.  FAIRMONT ROAD: 4 finished bedrooms in tils 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. All this and a  spiffy new paint job. F.P. $67,500;  T  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  HOPKINS LANDING: Extra-farge lot with frontage on Hwy. 101  and North Road. Lovely 4 bedroom family home with many  extras, including feature Franklin fireplace and built-in bunk  beds in one bedroom and built-in dressers; etc. in 3 bedrooms.  Nice driveway in for off-street parking. This is a nicely kept, well  appointed home and well priced at only: F.P. $49,900.  Choice location - 5 acres with  creek, by owner. 886-7703.  Brand New -1300 sq. ft., 3 bdrms  on grade entry to full basement.  600 sq. ft. sundeck, 34' of carport, fantastic view, level lot,  150 yards to lovely beach &  mooring, on sewer. New subdivision, Franklin Rd. area,  Gibsons. Bank appraised in the  $60,000. bracket, asking in the  low $50's. You have to see this  dream home to believe it. Call  886-9890  Are you looking for a 3 yr. old  home with a gorgeous view, lots  of room, central Gibsons, mid-  fifties. If so, call 886-2644.  Large lot for sale, 12x60 trailer  '- pad on North Rd. 12x24 workshop  12x12 pumphouse, hydro pole in  ready for building or for trailer.  Asking $13,500. offers. 886-9041.  3 Year old 3 bedroom home,  finished rec. room with two bathrooms in central Sechelt. Will  take trade of trailer or property  towards down payment. 885-2315  Cars & Trucks  1 will paint your car for as low  as $149.00. All work guaranteed.  885-2608  1966 Studebaker stn wgn, with  Shev motor & trans. Small six  standard, 59,300 mi., custom  radio & seat-belts, good tires  and body, good gas mileage.  $750.00.. 885-9049.  1969 M.G.B. new top, custom  int. $2,000. 886-7828.  1965 Plymouth Fury II, excel,  running order, 318 3 speed auto.  $500. 886-7823    1965 Volvo 122S,  2 dr. sedan,  2 owner car, excellent motor,  new brakes, runs like a top,  $350. Call Lindy, 886-2622 Thur.  to Sunday only.  1966 VW beetle, new brakes,  tires, charging system, sound  machine,   radio.      $750.   o.b.o.  886-2614  4x4 Land Rover, excel, cond.,  new trans, reconditioned engine,  new charging system, $2,800.  o.b.o. 886-2614.  1966 Datsun, see it at Solnics,  $300. runs well. Eves: 885-3938.  Pets  Cars & Trucks  Fiat 128, 1974, excel, cond. inside and out, radial tires, front  wheel drive, radio, 33,000 mi.  $1,700. 886-8024.  1976 Chrysler Cordovo, white  with leather bucket seat, P.S.,  P.B., P.W., AM/FM, $6,800  firm. Almost 9,000 miles. Call  885-2842.  1965 Olds, F-85, 4 dr., sedan,  V-6, auto. Offers. 885-9030.  1968 Vauxhall Viva stn. wgn.,  brand new clutch, new exhaust  system, good cond. Asking  $300. 886-9265.   1974 Austin Marina in very good  cond. 24,000 mi. second car,  $2,200. 885-3949.   1965 GMC pick-up, 4 speed,  looks fair, runs good, good tires.  $400. After 5 pm -886-2381.  1966 Meteor, for many good parts  $100. After 6 pm: 885-9419.  1964 Pontiac Stn Wgn. Best  offer. 1973 Toyota Corolla,  Stn. Wgn. 1600, auto, $2,000.  o.b.o. 885-2766. .  1972   Datsun   5-10,   36,000   mi.  good    running    cond.     $900.00   886-9697   1972 Pinto  Squire wagon,   new  trans., shocks & mufflers, 30.00C  mi., excel, cond. $1,999. o.b.o.  885-9802  1962 Mercury Meteor - 886-9986  1969 % Ton Sierra Grande camper special, 4-speed trans, power  brakes, 350 cc. motor, good tires,  one owner. $2,200,885-9835.  Boats  Travel  L.S. outfit, 2 boats, gear, fuel,  scow, radios, all ready to go.  $14,000. o.b.o. 883-2253.  16' boat, fibreglass over plywood, 20 H.P. rebuilt Merc.  Trailer, licensed, $600. 885-9798  255 H.P. 351  cu.  in.  Ford V8,  F.W.C.,   280  Volvo   leg,   never  been   used,   $4,500.   o.b.o.   Call  885-3496  24' Reinell, comand bridge,  fresh water cooling, 225 H.P.  V8, Volvo leg, dual controls,  trim tabs, kitchenette, head, defrost fan and compass. $13,500.  885-2197  BOAT & TRAILER  18' full cabin, fibreglass, built  1974, 110 Volvo & power lift  aquamatic outdrive. Cruises at  18 top speed,.25 m.p.h. 3.5 gals,  per hour at cruising. Depth  sounder, trim tabs, bilge pump,  150' anchor line & anchor,  fire extinguisher, 1st aid kit,  2 life jackets, compass, 10 gal.  fresh water tank, ice-box, sink,  chemical head, alcohol stove,  AM/FM stereo tape. Road  Runner R/L 2200 trailer, very  easy to'load~"& unload. $5,500.  firm. 886-7219.  Spin On Filters for Ford and  GM from $2.23 each in  Automotive section, at  Macleod's, Sechelt.  1968 VW Beetle, radio, low miles,  excel, cond.  $1050. After 4 p.m.  885-2987   1967 Mustang, 6 cyl, auto, very  clean. $450. o.b.o. Needs frost  plug. Call 886-9-*30.  1970 Datsun, runs, $300. after  6 p.m.: 886-2768.  1973 Ford Courier, 34,000 mi.  canopy, best offer takes. After  5 p.m. call: 885-9440.  Boats  2 Chocolate  point  Siamese  for  sale - reasonable to loving home.  885-2443  Two puppies, 3 mo. old, black  female, brown male. Medium  size, good natured. Free to good  home. 886-9443.  Purebred     German      Shorthair  Pointer, female, spayed,  shots,  gentle, good with children, needs  family.     $75.00 open  to offers ���  from right party. 885-3428.  Free to good home, 6 mo. old  Lab (part), male pup, good with  kids & other dogs. Strictly an  outdoor dog. Urgently needs  home. 885-9646.  6 mo. old guinea pig, with cage  & fully equipped. 886-8043.  Free nice cuddly puppies, part  husky, brown or black with markings. Weaned in 1 mo. 883-9233.  Wanted: good home for two black  male Vz Siamese cats, one is  neutered, both playful and affectionate. 885-3864.   , i   Puppies for sale, % Shepherd,  V4Lab. 886-7932.  Himalayan Seal point females  (2), one spayed, will sacrifice  at $50. 886-2512.  Cars St Trucks'  1976 Ford F-250, Explorer,  7000 miles, excel, cond. 884-5340  1964 Oldsmobile, 394, $220.      886-9041  For sale or trade: 1973 Grand  Torino Sport, fully equipped,  26,000 miles. 1958 G.M.C. bus  partially converted for camping.  Trade for boat or car or what  have you? Anytime: 886-2565.  1964 VW dune buggy, good cond.  885-2315   1966 Chevelle Malabu, 283 cu.  in. good transportation, near new  snow tires, new radiator & muf-  fler. $250. 886-7916.  1962 VW beetle, good transport,  needs    brakes    fixed.    $150.00   886-7916   1971 Dodge Colt Coupe, 71 motor  new tires, reasonable. 886-7066.  19*73 Super Beetle, $2,000.  excel, cond. 886-7966.  Take away my one-owner Vz ton  Fargo    Pick-up    with    custom  camper canopy, top cond. $1275.  885-9545   TR3 Classic 62, Good cond.  $3,500. 886-7891 or 886-2688.  1963 Pontiac, good running cond.  good body & interior. 885-2868.  1963 Pontiac, 885-2868  1974 Firebird Esprit, 37,000 mi.  Excel, cond. 886-9740.  Sail boat, CNC 27, spinnaker,  genoa, $20,600.112-921-7383.  23 ft. Deep V, cedar on oak  Lapstrake cabin cruiser, hydraulic  steering, fridge, stove c/w oven,  enclosed head,. V-8, Volvo leg,  full tops & cushions (new), boat  house kept, seriously consider  all offers $7-10,000. Call, Hayden  Office: 885-2283, home: 885-9368.  23 ft. Hourston Deep V, fibre-  glass, Mercury 1/0, galley, head,  sleeps 4, 120 hours by Meter,  clean as whistle, new bottom,  paint, trim tabs. $13,500. or  offers. Hayden: 885-2283 or  885-9368.               '  Moving, must sell: 24' cabin  cruiser with flying bridge, fully  equipped. $5,500.885-2190.  Wanted: 18 to 24 foot clinker,  any condition. P.O. Box 1262,  Gibsons.    26' Rainbow fibreglass day  sailer, $2500. 885-3429.   5   lb.   Danford   anchor   $15.00,  aux.     motor    bracket,    $15.00.     885-9545   Beautiful fibreglass hull, 33'.  After 5:30 p.m.-886-7423.  17' Sangster, all glass with 90  H.P. Evinrude. Electric start,  electric shift (about 1965-66)  Full price $850.00 includes trailer  883-2638   18' Pilot II, 1970, fibreglass cabin  cruiser, spacious design, excel,  cond., head, alcohol stove &  trailer. 75 H.P. Johnson out-  board. $2,050. 886-7347.  23'   Racing^Sloop,   Star   Class  and trailer. Sound & fast. $1,000.   886-9668  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  18' Log Salvage, jet drive. Call   886-2737   600   Ib.   capacity    boat   trailer  suitable for 12' to 14' boat.  This  trailer is in excel, cond.   $150.00   886-2738   12' Aluminum boat, Lionel-  Prince Craft, good cond & well  cared for, oars and 2 rod holders  incl. Weekends only: Call Bob  at 886-7664. .   1975 20' Reinell, 7.4 meter,  model 280, Volvo leg, 200 H.P.  V8, 120 hours, F.W. cooled,  Anchor* trim tab, C.B. radio,  depth sounder, 100 gallon gas  tank, all fishing tackle incl.  $11,500. 485-6924.   24' Sail cruiser, sound, well  built and proven cruiser. Can be  seen at Gov't wharf in Gibsons.  ���Nauti-Lass' - 886-9668.   23' Star class sloop and trailer,  dacron sails, outboard mount,  sound and fast. 886-9668.  The Gibsons  All Nighter  Wood Heater  CUSTOM BUILT  From $310.00  The best  In economical woodheat  May also be used for cooking.  ALL HEAVY STEEL  CONSTRUCTION  BRICK LINED  One Hundred Year  Guarantee  886-2808  1  Try us for Garden Fertilize  and   Fencing   at   the   new  Macleod's store, Sechelt.  885-2171  NOTICE OF INTENTION  TO APPLY FOR  CLOSURE OF A POR^  TION OF FiEED ROAD  RIGHT OF WAY  TAKE NOTICE that the  undersigned HENRIETTA  H. & CECIL K.  CHAMBERLIN, intends to apply  to the Minister of Highways,   Parliament   Buildings,     Victoria,     British  Columbia, for the closure  under Section   II  of  the  "Highway Act" of Reed  Road   at   Gibsons,   commencing at a point being  the South west corner of  Lot A DL 1314, Plan 11291  Group 1, N.W.D. thence  south  for  a distance  of  30'   then   in an  easterly  {direction for a distance of  488.96   feet   then   north  30' to the S/E corner of  Lot B DL 1314 Plan 11291  thence    in    an    easterly  direction for 488.96 feet  to the point of commencement.  ANY PERSON having  reasonable cause to object  to the intended closure is  invited to write giving  reasons to the District  Technician, Department  of Highways, Box 740,  Gibsons, British Columbia  before the 18th of, June,  1977.  HENRIETTA   H.   CHAMBERLIN, RR#1,  Reed  Rd  Gibsons, B. C.  Book your trip to Reno  Charter Flights  Bus Tours  AGNES LABONTE  886-7710  SUPERIOR TOURS LTD!  Lobby of Sandman Inn  180 West Georgia St.  689-7117  RENO $119.50  8 Days. 7 Nights Bus Tour  SUPER WEEKEND  RENO $169.50  SAN. FRAN. $179  Hotel * Air Included  WAIKIKI $389  8 Days. 7 Nights  MAUI $409  8 Days. 7 Nights  LOST  Ladies white Adidas track jacket  April 19th at Dougal Tennis  Court. Joan: 886-2612 or 886-  9862.    Would the person who found a  gray and black tabby female  at Horseshoe Bay Ferry terminal  mid-March please phone us  at 921-8486 collect. REWARD!  We miss her very much.  Lost on or near ferry at Horseshob  Bay to Langdale some weeks  ago, cream chamois gloves &  gold coloured ring with oval jade  stone. 886-9443.  Neutered male cat, black with  white spots on chest. Wearing  flea collar, Hopkins. 886-7496.  Have some  news?  The Coast News welcomes  social, church and entertain  ment  news  and  announce  ments . for   clubs,.- lodges,  hospital groups, and service  clubs.  Remember   the   deadline  for announcements and clas  sifieds  is  FRIDAY NOON.  Press     releases     Saturday  noon.    Mail items to P.O  Box 460, Gibsons.  Motorcycles  1973 Yamaha Enduro 125, low  mileage, good cond. road & dirt  bike. $400. 885-3923.  Genuine 1972 Honda 450 Classic  Custom. Frame mods and mint  engine, $1,200. 886-2688 or  886-7891 ���   MOTORCYCLES  REPAIR & SERVICE'       886-2754   1976 125 Yamaha Enduro, excel,  cond. only 1200 miles, economical  transportation or fun as a dirt  bike. $875. firm. 885-9992.  1974 Norton, $850.00. 886-7626.  ���      BIRTHS     ���  BRAUN: Larry and Mary are  pleased to announce the arrival  of Karmen Yvonne on April  13, 1977, weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz.,  a sister for Kristin.  Art and Beth Shaw are pleased  to announce the brth of Emily  Ruth. Born April 24th, 12:26  a.m. She weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz.  Genisis 22.  1559 ABBS ROAD, GIBSONS  "    PHONE 886-7559  Spectacular view, grounds landscaped, fruit  trees. Large carpeted sundeck, 50 foot covered  patio, 2 carports. 2 bed/den or 3 bedrooms, fully  insulated home. Double windows across North  wall, Beauty-pleat drapes. Modern cabinet  kitchen, dish-washer, double oven range. Full  basement with double floors include self-contained guest quarters. Finished family room,  fireplace, laundry/work shop, storage. Very low  heating costs. PLUS: 428 sq. ft. self-contained  Mother-in-law suite above carport. $76,000. 10.  Coast News, April 26,1977.  APPRAISER  is required by the B. C  Assessment Authority for  its  Sunshine Coast Area  \ Assessment Office located  in   Sechelt.      Duties   include:       under   minimal  supervision,    performing  | moderately compl ex. residential,   commercial   and  light industrial appraisals;  ability to co-ordinate and  be responsible for specific  mass   appraisal  projects;  preparation of land valuation schedules; researching, developing and maintaining current price costings as a supplement to  existing    cost    valuation  manuals;    other    related  duties as assigned.    Applicants will possess secondary school graduation;  successful   completion   of  appraisal courses 1 and 2  leading   to   accreditation  (A.A.C.I,   or R.I.(B.C.)  )  Diploma    or   equivalent;  a minimum of 2Vz years  appraisal experience preferably supplemented  by  technical courses relating  to building trades or University  education   in   related    fields;   ability    to  meet,  deal   tactfully and  communicate articulately  with the general   public;  clear  and   valid   driver's  licence. A lesser qualified  applicant may be appointed at an entry level appraisal position with corresponding salary level.  Monthly Salary: $1479.70-  $1756.87.        Competition  No. 77 - 47. Closing Date:  May 6,1977.  Application forms may be  obtained from the various  assessment offices located  throughout the province.  Please   direct completed  application forms to:  Co-ordinator Personnel  B.C. Assessment  Authority,   1537   Hillside  Avenue, Victoria, B.C.  V8T 4Y2  COME MEET  The Hon. Bill Vander Zalm  Minister off Human Resources  Date: Friday, April 29th, 1977  8:30 p.m.  CHATELECH SCHOOL, SECHELT  Buffet Lunch  Admission $2.00  Pender Harbour  Auxiliary meets  Missing  ��V8|  A meeting of Pender Harbour  Auxiliary to St. Mary's Hospital  was held April 13th. President,  Eileen Alexander opened the  meeting with twenty-four members present.  It was reported that the bake  sale held at Taylor's Garden Bay  Store on April 9th was very successful. The auxiliary wish to  thank Mr. Taylor for the use of  his store for that event. Further  bake sales are scheduled to be  held at Taylor's Garden Bay  Store on May 21st and June 18th.  Main topic for discussion at  this meeting was the 40th Anniversary tea to be held on May 11,  1977 in Legion Hall at 2:30 p.m.  The decor for the tea, in keeping  with 40th anniversary, will be in  ruby red. There will be an admission of $1.00 with door prizes.  Guest speaker will be Mr. N.  Vicurevich, administrator for  St. Mary's Hospital.  The auxiliary will be holding  its annual Fish Derby on the  weekend of July 30th and 31st.  Hot dogs will be served at weigh  in station.  Blood donor's clinic will be  held on April 28th at St. Mary's  Hospital. Don't forget Pender  Harbour!  Miss Harrold of Roberts Creek  is trying to track down a missing  person. The person involved  was the winner ofthe St.George's  Day Tea Raffle and holds ticket  number 64595. If you hold  that ticket please contact Miss  Harrold at 885-3461 and claim  your prize.  Cookies  A reminder to all that Guides  and Brownies Cookie Week is  April 30th to May 7th. Door-to-  door sales will take place starting  Saturday, April 30th. We appreciate the support given during  this annual fund raisngdrive.  The Sunshine Coast  Regional District  AND  BRITISH COLUMBIA  The Villages of  Sechelt and Gibsons  "Family Month  m  ��������� ������  f  TRAINEES  To train for positions as:  MEDICAL RECEPTIONISTS  PRACTICAL BOOKKEEPING  HOTEL/MOTEL MANAGEMENT  NEEDED  TRAINING NEED NOT INTERFERE  WITH PRESENT EMPLOYMENT  Contact: MR.T. INGEBERG  ANCHOR MOTEL, GIBSONS  TUES. APRIL 26,1:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.  This will be the final date of registration for this year  MANN CAREER TRAINING LTD.  No. 214-60216th Ave., N.W., Calgary, Alberta  m  m  HELP  WANTED  Applications will be  received by the undersigned up to Monday,  May 9th, 1977, for the  position of full-time afternoon shift janitor at  Gibsons Elementary  School. This position is 5  consecutive days including Saturday and Sunday, days off either Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday. Present  salary $6.15 per hour  after 3 months probation.  R. Mills, Sec.-Treas.  School District #46  (Sechelt), P.O. Box 220  Gibsons, B. C. VON 1VO  SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 46, (SECHELT)  TRUSTEES MEETING  The Regular Meeting of the Board of School  Trustees scheduled for Thursday, April 28, has been  changed to TUESDAY, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the  School Board Office, Gibsons.  55  Whereas the family unit is the basic unit upon which the  well-being of our society depends; and  Whereas the family exists in a variety of forms; and  Whereas the life of the family is undergoing considerable  stress in the changing material and moral circumstances of modern living;  Now therefore WE, HARRY A. ALMOND, Chairman of the  Sunshine Coast Regional District;  LAURENT W. LABONTE, Mayor of the  Village of Gibsons;  HAROLD E. NELSON, Mayor of the  Village of Sechelt;  DO HEREBY PROCLAIM the month of May, 1977 as  "Family Month  55  Going through the Change of Light?  WHETHER WIRING A NEW HOME, OR ADDING AN OUTLET, I  OFFER YOU PERSONALISED SERVICE AT ONE OF THE MOST  REASONABLE RATES ON THE PENINSULA.  Members of Families can do much to improve the quality of Family living and  thereby give strength to the community as a whole, through spending quality  time in communication-building activities in the home. We urge all families,  therefore, to emphasize weekly family evenings, discussions, family councils,  recreation and social activities, family service and home improvement  projects, family devotional and religious activities, commencing, FAMILY .  MONTH.  We call upon the religious bodies, the business community, the social,  economic, and cultural associations of our area to join with the local  governments, in supporting this endeavour, by planning and sponsoring  special activities for families which emphasize and enhance family  relationships.  May we all work together to strengthen the Family in our community.  Laurent w. labonte  HAROLD E. NELSON ^ LAURENT'W. LABONTE  ^*��*-���7 Mayor of Secltelt Mayor of Gibtona     \J5#w^  SUPERIOR ELECTRIC  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE  CALL R. SIMPKINS "  885-2412        "  FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE   II  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  THEMADEIRA CASTLE  Incomparable home for value and location. The  Madeira Castle. 3000 square feet. Breathtaking  view, (look down on ihe eagles) decor includes  original murals, B. C. woods, sunken gold bathtub.  Offers to owner over $79,000.  883-2596  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  SEE  sac  aa=  ar  3E  ace:  SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL  2nd ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW  SATURDAY, APRIL 30th  10:00a.m.-4:30 p.m.  United Church Hall, Gibsons  Admission FREE  Refreshments   Artists to submit paintings, etc.  Friday, April 29th, 10:00a.m. -2:00 p.m.  Jurist from Burnaby Art Gallery  "fl  ace  ace  ace  33=  zr  aoi  VBsn  Sunshine Coast Business Di  jrjmrrjrjmVjTjrjmVjr AUTOMOTIVE   *******+***'  r  Gibsons  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  TOYOTA  New & Used Car Sales  All Make, Parts & Services  AL JAM IESON Phone 886-7919  NEED TIRES0  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  f (Quest Electric Uto. *\  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  r  r  ABC  GENERAL PAINTING  SPRAY - BRUSH - ROLL  Call 886-2512  "N  Box 860  Gibsons  C^BE ELECTRIC Ird.,  Phone  886-7605  WJTJTjmVJMKmTJr   BUILDING SUPPLY -*5��5#5#5#5#5aV  RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL  Maintenance    Pole Line    Electronics  ������POWER    TO    THE    PEOPLE"  ##########    EXCAVATING     jrj*mWmW*rjrj*  SUNSHINE PAINTERS  Let us brighten up your life  RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL  886-9564  R.R. 2 Free Estimates Gibsons  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  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.  >V  "A  /^  GIBSONS BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971) LTD.  ALL BUILDING MATERIALS  READY-MIX   CONCRETE-GRAVEL  GENERAL PAINT  886-2642 Highway 101 - Gibsons 886-7832  TWIN CREEK LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  *\  r  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  A  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterlines, etc.  V^Ph. 885-2921    Roberts   Creek  r  A  Free Estimates  Everything for your building Needs  Phone 886-2291 -2  J.B. EXCAVATING  886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage installation  25K%,  ��� Dump Truck ���  Backhoe  ��� Cat ���  Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates ���  Septic Fields  r  WINDSOR   PLYWOOD  (THE PLYWOOD PEOPLE)  Construction Plywood, Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Sidings and all Accessories.  Delivery Phone 886-9221 Highway 101, Gibsons  STAN HILSTAD   ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  OR REROOFING  Gibsons R.R. 1, Port Mellon Highway        Phone 886-2923  KITCHENS AND  BATHROOMS  886-9411  DAY or EVENING  / ;   L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations - Ready-Mix Concrete  ^885-9666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C.  R & B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  Septic Systems    Land Clearing  886-9633 or 886-9365  r  RAY COATESPLUMBING  886-7695  Contract Renovations & Service Work  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING -PIPEFITTING -STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  TIDELINE  Plumbing and Heating Contractors  ^  Serving  Langdale  to Earls  Cove"  A  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  SEW EASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-2725  RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL  FREE ESTIMATES  Bernie Mulligan  .886-9414  Denis Mulligan  r  v.  885-9973  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole's Cove  Commercial Containers available  886-2938  ^  r  KITCHEN  REMODELLING  CENTRE  886-2951  V.  TED HUME SERVICES  Parts. Service, Installations  Stoves,   Furnaces,   Heaters,   etc.  Certified Instrument Mechanic  Gibsons. B.C.  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cabinetsand Fixtures -fr 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   -fr Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  885-3417  R. BIRKIN  Beach   Ave.,    Roberts   Creek  885-3310  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNER SERVICE  Complete Instrument OOU"7 111  set-up of furnace  rjatM*rj*mWjrsmM' ELECTRIC  MACHINING  Space for Rent  D. J. ROY  SURVEYOR - ENGINEER  Marine Building Wharf Street  Box 609 .885-2332 Sechelt, B. C.     i  jrjrjrjrMrjmw' MISC. SERVICES MWJ*"***vrjr  GUTTERS  r  V^  Marv Volen  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD. .  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  886-9597  r  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  . Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials tor Sale  Phone 886-2664     Member Allied Van Lines     R.R. 1, Gibsons  "\  FREE ESTIMATES  phone  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  Commercial 885-2992 Chapman Rd.  Residential Sechelt  JOHN HIND-SMITH ^  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  BILL BLACIO  ROOFING  __       Shingles, Shakes, Tar and Gravel  ^886-7320 or 885-3320   Industrial & Residential  ANDREASSEN     ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  PerAndreassen 886-9439  General Delivery' Hopkins Landing, B. C.  At  the sign  of  Ihe   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  r  GIBSONS LANES  OPEN BOWLING HOURS  SATURDAY7-11 pm FRIDAY9-11 pm  SUNDAY     2-5pm   9-11 pm By: The Gibsons Alternate School  QUESTION:  WHAT INDICATES TO YOU  THAT SPRING HAS ARRIVED ON THE COAST?  '#^  ��^e  nil  i IMl  ljf-7. .  JUNEBOE  "When the smell of the  earth changes and it rains  quite a bit. - I just started a  garden now - just digging  and I hate it because there  are so many roots and rocks  and you know where I live  it's really primitive earth.  I'm planting tomatoes, peas,  lettuce and lots of green  beans and potatoes, but no  flowers. I get very, very  restless and I always want to  go on a trip but I don't know  where. I'm outside a lot.  I like to sit outside at night  and hear the crickets -  they'll start coming out. |  also like to birds early in  the morning."  -Y.  ��&  JOHN BAINE  "Let me think about that.  The snow is starting to go  on the mountains and .the  apple blossoms are out all  over the place. I've noticed  out in the gap here every  morning at about 7:00 a.m.  there are 15 or 20 boats out  fishing when before there  weren't any boats out there  at all."  JIM SKINNER  '"Cause all the younger  ladies are wearing shorts and  poptops whenever possible.  The men they show off their  manly chests and their hairy  arms and people are sitting  around eating fudgecicles  which doesn't happen.much  in the winter."  |f\  TONY BUTLER  "I am sort of new in town  and it's really difficult to  tell what makes spring on  the Sunshine Coast but I  suppose it's the sunshine..  There are tourists everywhere - you can see licence  plates starting to change.  About a month ago all there  were was B.C. licence plates,  but now there are licence  plates from all over North  America in town."  iV  'V  ;>rV* 7 AHJtfrZ-" X/W  MS. HUGHES &  MS. DOUGLAS  GRADES1&2  "When it's spring we go to  the beach and catch crabs.  I like to play ball. We climb  down in the gulley. I see  people out running in the  spring. We like to go to  Vancouver and see the birds  at the ferry dock. When it's  spring I join a bunch of ball  games and go swimming.  I like to ride my bike in  spring. When it's spring you  can tell because my Mom's  garden blooms up in pretty  little flowers. When it's  spring you can smell all the  green grass. I can climb the  blossoming cherry tree.  You see butterflies. We go  up the mountains. We go  to the dump and see the  bears. The sunshines more  and we pick flowers."  WWWAilX  Y   IT'S NEARLY  SUPPER TWIE.V  <. WHAT KEPT )  iO00    <  "���'TOW-m-W'W.vJ'ff1'^ ��� '^  a j. . ���������*>>;y>:'>;*>.-fo^  I'VE HE^RD OP  UATE TACKLES,  ���butthis is  Ridiculous  *���/*/  ^Usfci  iMWtM V.S.^V-WMfrV^ff.1^.^  Inching towards metrics  Inching    toward    your    metric  kitchen.  '���' If the mere-thought of metric"  conversion in your kitchen throws  you into a panic, relax! It won't  happen overnight. Domestic  metric measures will be phased  in during the next few years.  You will continue to measure  the same way, by VOLUME.  Restaurants and institutional  kitchens, however, will continue  to weigh in grams and kilograms.  The correct standard measures  are the following:  Liquid measures - 250 ml, 500 ml,  1000ml.  Dry measures - 50 ml, 125 ml,  250 ml.  Small measures -1 ml, 2 ml, 5 ml,  15 ml, 25 ml.  The warm Spring sunshine brings out the fishermen in the Gap below Gibsons Bluff.  Lockstead reports  Don Lockstead, New Democrat  M.L.A.   for   Mackenzie,   today  criticized   the   federal-provincial  agreement on ferry subsidies.  Mr. Lockstead said:  "This agreement, which provides for an annual subsidy to  B. C. of $8 million, is an insult  to the people of our province.  B. C. was already receiving a  $4 million annual payment from  the federal government. This  means that' today's announcement provides only another $4  million per year."  s Mr. Lockstead went on to agree  with the statement of Opposition  Leader Dave Barrett, who said  that this subsidy is money which  had been promised to B. C. as a  subsidy to the B. C. Railway when  the N.D.P. was in power. Social  Credit later signed this agreement with Ottawa but received  $36 million less than had been  promised to the N.D.P.:  "Obviously, this is money  which the province should have  received two years ago. The federal government has, in fact, made  no new commitment to the people  of B.C."  After considering the question  of how to best use this subsidy,  Mr. Lockstead presented a number of recommendations:  "The first task should be to  consult with those areas most  affected by our coast transportation system. Over the past year,  complaints over poor ferry and  freight service have poured in to  the government from virtually  every community on the coast.  These people should have some  say now that the subsidy has  been awarded.  The provincial government  should also immediately provide  interim service to central and  north coast communites. This  could be done by putting into  service any vessels now sitting  idle. An alternative would be  the construction or purchase of  at least one self-propelled ship  with passenger and freight capabilities for use on this run."  The Mackenzie M.L.A. also  proposed that the fare structure  of B. C. Ferries be .improved  immediately:  "There should be a substantial  reduction in both passenger and.  vehicle fares. If this change is  put into effect for the summer  months, then the .economy's of  Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast would get a tremendous boost.  I must reiterate that today's  announcement is a terrible disappointment. Only when the  federal government accepts an  equal cost-sharing arrangement  with the B. C. government for  subsidization of B. C. Ferries,  will the people of B. C. have received a fair deal."  Conversion tables are not required.   Their use only confuses  and complicates learning the met-  ,riccoqking system;:.     , ...  It's very difficult to convert  your conventional recipes to  metric! Conversion to metric  units generally involves slight  increases in amounts, as well  as product volume, making it  somewhat complicated. It's better to continue using your old  measures for your old recipes.  But start collecting metric recipes  and use metric measures for  them.  When baking, oven temperature increments will be 10C, from  60-290C. The replacement for  325F will be 160C; 350F, 180C.  Some conversion stickers for your  oven dial are available at the  moment, but plastic ones are  planned for the future.  Metrically speaking, here's  a simple recipe for a Beef and  Noodle Casserole provided by  Food Advisory Division, Agriculture Canada. Leftover cooked  beef needn't be a challenge to  use up when you follow our  special metric formula for a do-it-  yourself casserole. Simply combine these foods:  750 ml protein food such as  cooked beef, turkey, pork, fish,  beans or 6 eggs.  500 ml starch food such as  cooked rice, potatoes, macaroni  or noodles.  500. ml canned, frozen or  cooked vegetables.  500 ml liquid such as gravy,  cheese, cream or tomato sauce,  or one can (284 ml) condensed  soup plus 200 ml water, milk or  bouillon.  Seasonings: your choice of  salt, pepper, Worcestershire  sauce, soy sauce, catsup, spices,  herbs or packaged seasoning  mixes.  Make note of these proportions  for quick reference. It's one way  of inching toward your metric  kitchen.   '  Beef and Noodle Casserole  125 ml chopped onion  125 ml chopped green pepper  25 ml butter  25 ml flour  5 ml salt  3 ml pepper s  2 ml dry mustard  500 ml milk  250 ml (125 g) grated old cheddar  cheese  750 ml chopped cooked beef  250 ml green peas  500 ml cooked medium noodles  (100 g uncooked)  125 ml crushed potato chips  Saute vegetables in butter  until onion is transparent. Blend  in flour and seasonings. Gradually add milk, stir and cook  until smooth and thick. Add  cheese and stir until melted.  Combine beef, peas and noodles  with sauce. Turn into greased  baking dish. Top with potato  chips. Bake 20 minutes at 180 C.  Makes 6 servings.  TOP SOIL     PIT RUN  DRAIN ROCK  3/a Minus  Road Mulch  Road Building, Land Clearing  EXCAVATING  Shoal Development Ltd.  886-2830  at BONNIEBROOK LODGE  1.&'"��*,   I  ���i tyX'/'  ���    ,���.'������*���  w$%&��A v; ft  HillL  h. W  ,     SPRING TEA PARTY  Sunday afternoon       MAY 1st       2:00 - 4:00  886-9033 *1.50 per person  ���Hie 'EartfiStove  What's an  earth stove?  Just possibly the best  i.. wood stove you can buy!  jOKrW^\ ,*.  ��� Air Tight  ��� Automatic draft  ��� Pre-heating manifold '  ��� Secondary drafts  ��� Burns 14 hrs.  ��� Converts to open fire  ��� Easily heats an average  sized home  886-2556  Coast News, April 26,1977. 11  Roberts Creek Resident  will he missed  Captain George W. H. Murphy  We regret to announce the  passing of Capt. George Murphy  of Roberts Creek, Thursday,  April 14th.  Capt. Murphy was born in  Prince Edward Island 78 years  ago, served his country as a  Cavalry officer and R.A.F. pilot  during the First World War and  as a Communications officer  from 1939 to 1945.  Since his retirement he has  lived in Roberts Creek being  active in community affairs, provincial and federal politics. Being  completely bilingual, he had -a  great feeling for the unity of our  country.  His business career after the  Second World War included  managerial positions in the private and public sectors.  Until his recent illness George  was an avid golfer, being a past  member of the Quilchera and  Seymour Golf Clubs. He was  also one of the early supporters  of the Sunshine Coast Golf Club  and was proud to be a part of  its development.  George will be sincerely missed  by his many friends in this area  and throughout the country.  re:  hast week Mary Cook  correctly identified the  Captain Vancouver  Monument at Gower Point.  The usual prize for  winning entry drawn.  Mail entries  to  Coast News,  Box 460,  Gibsons.  TED HUME  SERVICES  Facts About  FUNERALS  /      ~~~   ,  ' ��� The local funeral home  charges no fee for pre-arranging  and recording your funeral Instructions. Those who have  already enrolled in Funeral  Plans or .Societies, but prefer arrangements or service locally,  should take advantage of our  Pre-Arrangement Plan.  ��� The local funeral, home  offers all types of services,  Funeral or Memorial, at moderate cost.  ��� The local funeral home  will arrange for local or distant  burials, cremations, or services  in other localities.  -k At time of bereavement,  your first call should be to the  local funeral home, no matter  what type of arrangements you  prefer.  for further information  write or phone:  D.A.Devlin  \    owner-manager  Devlin Funeral Home  1665 Seaview Rd.,  Gibsons      886-9551  AUTHORIZED  ��ssa  Home  jEquJpment  I    Dealer  FUF1NACES  i  i  ��� HOT WA TER HEA TERS  i  j HUMIDIFIERS  i  CUSTOMIZED  WARM AIR  HEA TING SYSTEMS  CALL  886-2951 Coast News,*April 26, 1977.  naBBBBBBBBSBBaBBHaaMHBmnBBBU��BBai  CibsONS HARboiiR  J  For Your  Information  DID YOU KNOW?  After the meeting at Earl's Cove between  the local transportation committee and  Asst. Traffic Manager Bouchard, the local  papers were requested to solicit response  from their readers in time for the meeting  held April 19th. Of the one hundred and  seven responses collected and passed on  to the B. C. Ferry Corporation  one hundred and five  came from the  CMfff nwr  ADVERTISE  with the paper  that gets  response  USINESS  ASSOCIATION  <��  00  -S  8  3  "a  n��-m���  mcoast Trac  binson's T\  <  A        *  ��>  a  ���c  xs  H  >��  ra  o   oo  ���8*  ts ��  & 8  ��� -ts* C"  &  CO  -��������  S  o  2  s  CM  u  >  r^iU-....V".-....-JT?7?!??7.^.^-.^^  iVA^X&*0.'i.'*ffi  MAY SPECIAL  sack  MANURE      1 - / 5/  2.29  Murray's Garden  & Pet Supplies  ***  1521 GOWER PT RD  886-2200  PENINSULA CLEANERS & LAUNDRY  ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS  GIBSONS VILLAGE  Jeans  Sweaters  Shirts  Etc.  ik priced to meet  your    BUDGET  886-2111  Reg.*259.95  SALE '195.00  "THIS TIME TRY QUALITY"  2Cf  COLOR  STANLEY CUP  SPECIAL  *499  :-%  ROBINSONS RADIO & TV  SALES AND SERVICE  866-2280  Gibsons Village  .*&  HAS MORE TO OFFER  Prices effective thurs,fri .Saturday April 28,29,30.  check these MEATY values,  Gov't Inspected Pork  PORK BUTT ROAST  99* lb.  Tray Pak  CUT-UP    FOWL  49' lb.  Mexican  TOMATOES  Florida  CUCUMBERS  California  GREEN ONIONS  Cello or  RADISHES  59* lb  33* ea  2/29'  N  ?>���  Minute Maid  GRAPEFRUIT  AK 12 oz.  ORANGE JUICE  Co-op Fancy  RASPBERRIES   ��-  85'  77  Gibson^ ^v  886-7215  Co.  **  See our fine selection of hand-crafted  jewelery.  Silver, Gold, Copper and Brass.  DOGWOOD  THIS SPACE AVAILABLE  FOR COMMUNITY AFFAIRS.  Contact: Coast News  as*  LOJM  NCIES  9E  OFFICE: 886-2248  - Jft21P&  REAL ESTATE �� INSURANCE  Gibsons,  Box 238  4 lb.  Co-op  lemonade crystals 1*0^4-2*��.  Co-op  margarine aib.Pkg.  Bye The Sea  light chunk tuna      6*��  Hereford     .   . ,  corned beef        12��-  oz.  63c  $1.29  69c  $1.09  Co-op Pure  creamed honey  Aylmer j  tomato or veg. soup ��>��.<��.  Kraft Single  cheese slices **������  Co-op  dog food  Kleenex  paper rnwpis 2Ron pack  15 oz.  $3.09  4/89��  $2.89  4/79*  99c  .jWWWWWWWW  ^IWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW^^  CO-OP  YOUR FOOD SiR\��CE CENTRE  PHONE 886-2521  * Gibsons,B.C.  We reserve the right to limit quantities.  JOHN BLACK  AGENT  886-7316  1589 Marine Drive  RON McSAVANEY  AGENT  885-3339  TYDEWATER CRAFTS & HOBBIES  '      ��� HOBBY SUPPLIES  ��� CRAFT SUPPLIES  * YARNS & WOOLS  ��  WINE ARTS  Gibsons  886-2811  ��  Cozy  Corner  Cameras  CAMERA  AND  DARKRM.  SUPPLIES  jFREE 126 Outfit  With every $50.00  Purchase.

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