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 ���te  "x-r  *^ET w��>Wi?i"Ji*!"': '*" ���' ^  vO  MB19  iie Sunshine  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  25$ per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  Volume 30, Number 44  November 1,1977.  Local shipbuilder plans  to challenge Bluenose n  The ship Black Eyes I sails into Gibsons harbour on one of its regular calls last week flying  the skull and crossbones because ofthe boatload of pirates heading for Hallowe'en festivities in Gibsons.  Look out Bluenose, Black Eyes is coming! The Coast News  was visited by a man who wants to build a sailboat to challenge  the pride of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and he wants to build  it right here in Gibsons, employing local craftsmen for the  task. "We want to put the Black Eyes out of Gibsons on the  Canadian dime," said Alec Hamilton, a fifty-year old ex-naval  type who has spent ten years on the west coast building masts  for people from all parts of North America.  Hamilton is a native of British Columbia, born in Vancouver,  and he spent a lot of time in this area in the forties living with  the Warn family on their farm in East Bay, Gaitibier Island.  Two years ago he forsook the mast-building business arid built  Black Eyes J, a.92-foot, two-masted stay-sail-schooner. - In the  susnri^r^tne'he^kesnn^^ng'-pa'rties'-wherevbrTthey want to  go. In the fall and winter months he makes regular weekend  trips to. Gibsons in an attempt ..to build a regular clientele of  visitors to this area.     7  Hamilton has formed a limited  company. Black Eyes Ltd., and  his investors and partners are  looking for a waterfront property  in the vicinity of Gibsons to build  the Black Eyes II, the ship designed to challenge the Bluenose  II for Canadian sailing supremacy  in a Nova Scotia - British Columbia match-up. Black Eyes II  will be a three-masted schooner,  175 feet long - slightly larger  than Bluenose II. . It will be designed for pleasure cruising with  25 private staterooms.  In addition to looking for  property on which to build his  challenger, Hamilton is excited  about the opportunity of employing many of the craftsmen with,  which this area abounds. "We  want to employ the talented  woodworkers, welders, etc. of  this area." says Hamilton.  "Local investors in the project  are also most welcome."  The project plans calls for the  arrival of the Black Eyes II in  Nova Scotia in 1980. She will  leave Gibsons in the spring of  1979 and cruise around the world  to Halifax. At the end of every  month there will be a place where  passengers^ can leave or meet  the boat. The tour includes stops  in Hawaii, Fiji, the Phillippines,  Hong Kong, Siam, India, then  through the Suez Canal to Isreal,  Greece, Italy, the French Riviera,  the Azores, and finally Halifax.  Hamilton's approach to. the  project is pretty well all-encompassing. His board of directors  is comprised of military men  scattered throughout Canada,  each pushing the project * in. his  'particular area;; 7His"wife^is7ar:  singer, professional name ���Shirley;  Grainger, and they have^already  released an album called Black  Eyes. Grainger will appear  locally at the Gibsons Legion on  November 18th and 19th. A-  nother notable is the secretary  of Black Eyes Ltd., Russell  Jeffs, who as a member of Military Intelligence during the  Korean War was the first Westerner to get hold of a Russian  M.I.G. fighter for examination.  "Gibsons is the Riviera of  Canada," said Hamilton, "and  this is where we want to base  our company. We built the  Black Eyes I in New Westminster  but want a more romantic setting  for Black Eyes II - and Gibsons  is it."  The Coast News would like to  congratulate Alec Hamilton on  an exciting and imaginative  scheme and wish him every  possible success in the local  area. Look to your laurels,  Lunenburg. The Black Eyes II  out of Gibsons is on its way.  School trustees hear of construction  School trustees of School  District it46 received ,a report  from C.M. Projects on the various  construction projects in the school  district at the regular board  meeting held on Thursday,  October 27th. The trustees  were informed that Cedar Grove  Elementary School on Chaster  Road was substantially completed  with the construction project  coming in just slightly over the  budget. The slight overage was  caused by delays in acquiring  funding and building changes.  Trustees were also informed  that Pender Harbour School is  proceeding well with the structure steel and concrete work  virtually completed. Trustee  Peter. Precesky of Pender Harbour asked the representative  of C.M. Projects if the work  would begin to move more quickly  now. The reply was that the  delay that was being experienced  was due to a bureaucratic entanglement in Victoria which  was delaying the receipt of funds.  The spokesman for C. M. Projects, however, expressed him-  seH" as confident that the school  ivould  be   ready   for  occupancy  by next September. The delay  in Victoria is occasioned by the  fact that the Department of  Education has been given the  capability of approving funding  without the necessity of an order  in council but as yet has not  worked out an approval process.  In the matter of the extension  work being done at Madeira  Park Elementary School; the  trustees learned that the project  was ��� proceeding well with the  concrete work completed.  The other school construction  being planned by the School  Board of District #46 is on Bowen  Island where considerable difficulty has been encountered in  finding an adequate site which  can be made avilable for the new  school. Two or.three sites have  been investigated but complexities of one sort or another has  made the finalization of the decision impossible. Secretary-  treasurer Roy Mills was able to  inform the trustee^ that it looked  possible that the latest site might  indeed be available. He showed  trustees a map of the site, outlining the  project  development.  A meeting will be held on Bowen  Island on Wednesday, November  16th to inform the residents of  the island of the status of the  negotiations.  Budget  Secretary-Treasurer Roy Mills  presented an analysis .of the  September 30th budget position  and projections for December  31st at the school board meeting  held on Thursday, October 27th.  Overall the budgetary picture  for School District #46 seems to  be close to that expected. The  main areas where deficits will  occur are in the areas of transportation, and in the utilities  account. The transportation  account would seem headed for  a deficit of approximately $9,000;  the utilities account will produce  a deficit of approximately $18,000  to $20,000.  These deficits will be offset  by surplus in other areas of the  budget and overall Mills projected that School District #46  will end the year in a slight  surplus position.  Parks, condominiums and leases  At the regular meeting of the;  regional district held on Thursday  the 27th of October, two opposing:  petitions regarding the proposed).  Soames Point Park were pre-'  sented. ;'  Speaking against the park;] ���  Mr. Hoops of Trant Road felt*;  that the price of $230,000 wasA  cation for his foreshore lease  should be treated as an application for a new lease rather  than the extension of an existing  one.  The lease in question was for  ten years, with a review after  five. Five years ago when the  review came up, there had been  excessive, especially as roajdifi public feelings against its con-  allowances would bring the��(?tinuation then, and Mr. Gordon  usable area down to 3.8 acresTf; pointed out that this had not  It was not, in his opinion;thef'������������>"J���i"'-*���^   ��~ ���..���--.+:��� ...!*u  diminished.  In conversation with  wishes of the local residents?; Mr. Sorken of Environment  that the property be madeinto|7 Canada, he had been informed  a park.    Nob Hill had recenthf    that the regional office approved  been purchased as parkland and;  he felt that to acquire another'  park, especially one which would7  require considerable , develop^  ment and upkeep, would be aiic-5  unnecessary tax burden on thi^T  area. : 'J^f-'  Mr. Hay spoke in favour ofe<  the acquisition.   The price in hi|;  opinion was not out of line con^.;  sidering that in the past one acr<��|_  lots had been sold for about  third of what was being asked  for the 4.3 acres.    He had left  petitions in the two stores in the^  area and in five days had: '��� 10$7  signatures.   He urged the board"  members to consider the future^  Since    there    were    few:   good?  beaches in the vicinity, the onesC  available   should ,be   preserved-:  for the upcoming generations.     7  ....   Chairman     Almond     advised  -both  delegations:that the final  decision   would -tie   made   only  7 after a public referendum.  7;A letter was received from the  president of the Pender Harbour  and District Ratepayers' Associa-*  tion/iylr;. J: Harrison advocating  .-an^earlyjdecision on the Millwood<  condominium proposal. It stated (  that at a meeting held on October  23rd the public was'overyvhelm-*  ingly opposed to ..the proposal..  No   reason  could   be   seen   foft  3p)^I!^"a^decisi0rrr;^vj^7iu^t**  after, the ^elections, since it cdiild  ^be'a' -different board^ndyun-  familiar with .both; sides of the  argument. 7 77 7  7 Director; Paterson agreed that  the people of the Madeira Park  area were against cluster housing  but he would prefer to have the  matter held over until after the  elections, as he felt that he was  in a "sticky legal situation"  over it, however, he was prepared to face it at the planning  committee meeting on November  10th.  Representing the Williamsons  Landing Association, Mr. Stevens  asked the board to consider his  opinion that Don Head's appli-  tJie extension of the lease, and  wanted to know if Sorken had  been informed about the public  objections to the booming  grounds.  Director Mulligan countered  that he had approved the continuation and advised, the staff  accordingly. There had been no  contravention of the lease agreement and he had informed Mr.  Sorken that the opinions of the  residents had not changed in  the past five years.  Chairman Almond stated that  he had been a member of the  regional board five years ago  when the matter had come up,  and at that time it was decided  that if the situation changed  then a delegation would be heard.  He could see no change in the  situation and although he sympathized with the delegation, he  advised them that they would  have to live with what was there.  Gibsons referendum  must be postponed  A press release from Gibsons village council has announced  that the referendum to determine whether or not the Gibsons  water system should be tied in with the regional system cannot  be held after all on the November 19th date. The press release  reads:  We .have been informed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs  that che proposed water referendum to be submitted on November 19th, 1977 will be subject to a by-law that would have to  clearly indicate all terms and conditions associated with the  water utility. Since this by-law requires the assent of the  electors and the approval ofthe Minister prior to final adoption,  it is the opinion of council that a public meeting at this time will  not serve any useful purpose. Time required for preparation  of this by-law makes it impossible for presentation at the  November 19, 1977 poll. When the by-law is prepared, public  information meetings will be held.  Gibsons Municipal Council  At press time no estimate of when the requisitcd by-law  will be drawn up or the referendum held was available.  Local candidates  coming forward  Several more candidates have  declared themselves for positions  on the various boards and councils on the Sunshine Coast.  In Gibsons, Lome Blain.  long-time resident, has decided  that he will run for the mayoral  chair. Another long-time resident. Jack Marshall has declared  his intention of running for the  position of alderman and regional  board representative for the  village. Lawrence Trainor has  also filed his. papers and intends  to contest the aldermanic seat.  In Sechelt, Ed Nicholson and  Frode Carl Jorgensen have filed  their papers with intent to contest  for aldermanic seats with already  declared Adrian Stott. Hugh  Baird has taken papers out but  has not filed at press time.  1 For the regional district.  "'"'"Pe'nclerV": Ha"rbour^-JCatepayers!,j  president Joe Harrison, has de  clared that he will run against  incumbent Jack Paterson in Area  'A*. George Gibb at press time-  was the only declared candidate  for Area *E'. Area 'C* incumbent  Barry Pearson could not be  reached by deadline time but  had taken his papers out and it  is believed he will contest the  position.  Insofar as the school board is  concerned. incumbent Klaus  "SpiekerhYariil' has' definitely decided to let his name stand in  Area 'B\ Spiekermann joins  incumbent Don Douglas and Tim  Frizzel of Davis Bay and Jock  Smith of Surrey and Gower  Point Road in the pursuit of the  three vacancies in thai area.  Only incumbent Kay Dombrowski  is so far committed 10 seek the  only'vacancytn'sch'ckil-lward rural  Area 'A*.  little controversy  on ferry committee  ^^t^>^Xx����mM  *:^-��i &Sk.iX ;t. ^AW-Tv*??*^  [tm*  ^���m^\*��^  '�����*>���?���'��    -  **-  Father Nicholson consecrates the ground at the  sod-turning ceremony held last week at the site  of the SECHELT Arts Centre.  Creek residents oppose development  Approximately, forty persons  attended a public meeting held  in the Roberts Creek Community  Hall on Wednesday, October 26th  to discuss a proposed land-use  contract' authorization which  would allow the creation of 18  separate strata lots on District  Lot 5818 by developer Olaf  Klassen.  The public meeting was generally opposed to the development.  Residents of Roberts Creek  questioned the sewage . and  drainage aspects of the plan as  well as its aesthetics. It was  not generally felt by the members  of the community present at the  public meeting to be in keeping  with the stated intention of the  Roberts Creek Community Plan  to guard a rural atmosphere in  the area.  Another aspect that concerned  the people at the meeting was  the question of water supply.  Difficulties are already being  . encountered1 in the area with  water supply, residents claimed,  and 18 residential units at the  200 foot level would only serve  to worsen the situation, it was  stated.  Apart from Mr. Klassen, himself, thr only person who spoke  in favour of the development was  a  gentleman  whose   name   was  variously given in the minutes  as Eric Mosack and Eric Moser  who is believed to be an associate  of the developer.  It was very much a caretaking  meeting that the Sunshine Coast  Ferry Committee held on Wednesday, October 26th. Present  along with Bill Bouchard, Asst.  Traffic Manager of the B.C.  Ferry Corporation, were committee members Dick Proctor, Don  Pearsell, Frank West, Gibsons  village clerk Jack Copland and  tourist business representative  John Kavanagh. MLA for this  riding, Don Lockstead, also sat  in on the meeting.  Committee members seemed  in agreement that the summer  schedule had indeed proved  adequate and the fall schedule .  looked likely to do the same.  "The traffic is following the  trend  that  we expected,"   said  Bouchard.  MLA Lockstead addressed  himself to the question of the  recent ferry strike, negotiations  concerning which are still goin<:  on. "In my opinion," said the  MLA. "the mediator should:  have been in there two months  ago." Lockstead said that as"  far as he was aware negotiations;  were going well and he had recently talked to both sides in;  the dispute.  Tourist representative John:  Kavanagh pointed out to the;  MLA that as far as the tourist  industry was concerned the strike  might just as well be going on.  "We're hurting." said Kavanagh. "A family in the Lower  * Please turn to Page Eight;  Native studies  gets funding support  The Native Environmental  Studies Project which is a joint  endeavour of School District #46  and the Sechelt Indian Band  seems" closer to realization this  week. The project envisages a  course of studies being offered  at Deserted River oh Jervis  Inlet incorporating both traditional Indian crafts and environmental studies.  School trustees of School  District #46 learned at their  October 27th meeting that the  Department of Indian Affairs has  committed $240,000 towards the  project for the next fiscal year.  In   addition   funding   from   the  is  Department of Manpower  also available. It is expected  that the project will receive a  project number in the very near  future and work can then begin.  Life-saver  Mrs. Patricia Greig of Gibsons  was instrumental in the saving  of a child's life during a recent  visit to Hawaii. As reported in  the Vancouver Sun, Mrs. Greig  applied mouth-to-mouth rescusi-  tation to a two-year old Hawaiian  boy, Earl Kaanoi, and was credited with saving the lad's life after  he had got into difficulties in  the Hawaiian surf.  A couple of costumed celebrants at the recent Hallowe'en Dance in Gibsons. Anyone can  play the identification game.  [Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday!  ������HM_H__HIH_HH__H_|___M__H_|_H__|__^H_H__H_H_^^ 2.  r  Coast News, November 1, 1977.  ���iff ff Wi-  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday by Glassford Press Ltd.  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1VO Phone 886-2622 or 886-7817  Editor-John Burnside Advertising /Reporter- Bruce M. Wilson  Typesetting - Lindy Moseley      Advertising /Photographer - Ian Corrance  Layout - Pat Tripp Receptionist/Bookkeeper - M. M. Laplante  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $12.00 per year; $8.00 for six months. (*CNA  Canada except B.C. $15.00 per year. \���^  United States and Foreign $20.00 per year.  That Squamish highway  Every once in a while in exceptional  circumstances, like the recent ferry  strike, it is remembered that the Sunshine Coast is part of the mainland and  the old chestnut of a road from Port  Mellon to Squamish is brought out and  dusted off again. There are those who  consider it a good thing, there are  those who believe it could be the worst  thing that could happen to the Sunshine  Coast, and everybody is entitled to their  own opinion.  Don Lockstead has heard the cry many  times during his tenure as MLA for the  region and has investigated the possibilities thoroughly with the engineers in  Victoria. According to the figures that  he has received the link-up over very  difficult terrain would cost in the neighbourhood of $25 million dollars, or ten  percent of the highway budget for the  entire year. This for 12,000 people,  or approximately one third of the one  percent of the people ofthe province.  Further,   it  seems  unlikely  that  the  Land-use contracts  Is it our imagination or has there been  a considerable proliferation of land-use  contracts lately in this regional district?  Our rough understanding - soon we trust  to be sharpened - is that a land-use  contract is for exceptional circumstances  where the regional board wishes to  facilitate something which doesn't conform to the normally accepted pattern  of land utilization.  Suddenly we have land-use contracts  being proposed for condominium developments in Pender Harbour and  Roberts Creek which, it would seem,  virtually no one who lives there is in  favour of. What motivates the regional  board to suggest land-use contracts in  these cases? Is it simply .a desire, to  please the petitioning developer?       *���������' -  There is also something disquieting  about the approach to these land-use  contracts. The public hearing has to  take place between the second and third  readings, presumably one would think to  give the board time during the first two  readings to deliberate and discuss before  going to the public. But increasingly  it seems the first and second readings  implying approval in principle are no  more than a rubber stamp exercise so  that in effect by the time the public is  consulted the projects are already about  half way towards approval.  Judging from the reaction of a considerable number of residents in both  Pender Harbour and Roberts Creek to  the condominium developments in those  communities, the directors ofthe regional  board would be well advised to give some  serious consideration to these matters  before rubber-stamping them approved  in principle. At the present time it  would" appear .that the only " in depth  ��� thinking being done- about'-such develop- ���  ments is being done by alert members  of the genera] public who scurry around  and try to keep informed.  It's an area of regional board activity  which may deserve some closer inspection.  Candidates  It is heartening to see that there will  be virtually no offices gained locally by  acclamation. Only school trustee Kay  Dombrowski in school district rural  Area *A\ George Gibb running as regional director in Area 'E', and Sechelt  Mayor Harold Nelson were, at the time  of going to press, still unopposed.  In all other electoral areas the voters  are being presented with a choice which  is surely as it should be in a healthy  democratic situation. It is to be hoped  that the willingness of candidates to  come forward and the recent interest  apparent in public meetings throughout  the regional district indicate that the  often abysmally low level of voter interest in matters municipal will not be  repeated to quite the same extent this  year.  So far the Sechelt Teachers' Association and the Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce have come forward to  organize all-candidate meetings. The  teachers will host an all-candidates for  the school board meeting on Tuesday,  November 8th, and the Gibsons Chamber  will host a meeting of all candidates  running for Gibsons municipal office on  Wednesday, November 9th.  Finally we hope that all such meetings  will be well attended by the voters so  that the votes cast on November 19th  will be cast in as informed a manner  as is possible.  .from the files of Coast News  Pender Harbour's original of Wolf Larsen  road would be used except in the event  of a ferry strike since the ferry provides  much faster service than road access  would.  It would seem, then, that the present  and predictable clamour for a road does  not have the benefit of decent rational  dress. And isn't it nicely ironic that it  seems to come from that segment of the  community which most frequently makes  a fuss about the need for economy in  government spending?  Good heavens, under the present  government the improvement of Highway  101 seems to have bogged down per-  mantently just by the Jolly Roger.  Apparently there isn't sufficient money  to complete the rest of the road work  under the aegis of the present government. And yet we have the supporters  of the same government clamouring  for a brand-new highway through the  coastal mountains which will be used,  it would seem, only in the event of a  ferry strike. What do you think of the  likelihood of it all?  5 YEARS AGO  A    proposal    for   full-time    garbage  dump maintenance replacing the present  now and again check-ups is being explored by the regional board.  A deer which apparently swam from  Keats Island landed on the beach front  of Mrs. Ellen Warwick's property close  to the bus stop. After getting its breath,  it headed for the highway. Neighbours  guarded its crossing of the highway,  stopping traffic until it was safely on  the other side.  10 YEARS AGO  Coming soon at the theatre:     Snow  White and the Seven Dwarfs.  14.87 inches of rain fell during the  month of October on the Sunshine  Coast.  15 YEARS AGO  Much concern has been voiced in  this and other districts at the probable  sale of the Roberts Creek Community  Hall. To many, particularly more recent  residents, this somewhat down-at-the  -heel weather beaten building seems  little more than a necessity to be tolerated, a poor relative that has always  been around and to which we have become accustomed.  20 YEARS AGO  The Port Meteorological Office in  Vancouver has confirmed what the people  of Gibsons have always suspected:  Gibsons has less rainfall than Vancouver.  In the classifieds: Oyster Bed for  sale or long-term lease. Contains approximately 32 acres.  25 YEARS AGO  Under the new Municipal Act the  chairman of the village commission must  be elected by ratepayers' and not selected by members elected to the village  commission.  A beautiful array of colours lit the  sky at Sechelt when a Roman candle  or rocket exploded $60 worth of fireworks  garnered by the Kinsmen as a treat  for the kids on Halloween. The incident  happened half an hour before show time  and a few early birds were the only ones  to see them. The disappointed Kinsmen  managed to gather some more fireworks,  some from their own children so that  the huge crowd that had gathered was  not completely disappointed.  Msiffll  Sandy McLean, pictured here with arms folded beside his close  friend Frank Napier, is Pender Harbour's candidate for prototype of  Jack London's Wolf Larsen. By merest coincidence, two Alexander  McLeans, each known as Sandy, left their native Hebrides for the  Pacific Northwest at the same time. Each apparently unknown to  the oiher, the one made his base at Victoria and the other at Pender.  Both spent time in pursuit of the fur seal in the far north, incurring  skirmishes with both Russian and U.S. law in the process. As a crew  member aboard Captain Harry Dusenbury's schooner, the Pender  McLean met Jack London, a personal friend of the Captain's, in  Alaska during the famous writer's tour. The Victoria McLean,  credited with inspiration for the protagonist in The Sea Wolf, in  variably denied any knowledge of the matter. Literary critics apparently never learned of Pender's Sandy. But Harbourites keep  him as their choice as model for the famous role. Victoria's Sandy  McLean drowned under rather mysterious circumstances in False  Creek in 1914. According to Pender Harbour lore, the Sandy of  Whiskey Slough met his end in a more predictable manner in 1930.  After having consumed vast quantities of fresh pork, he chased this  main course with prodigious quaffs of brewmaster Frank Napier's  quite unaged suds. The rather woozy details suggest an alimentary  explosion as the terminating phenomenon. Photo courtesy John  Duncan and Elphinstone Pioneer Museum.  L. R. Peterson  Musings  John Burnside  Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  Today I summoned all my resources in the face, of another  birthday, this time rhy sbi  .; and I bundled lup_..aJLJffi;  day cards that had been accumulating in my scattered keeping for  my children. You see, I've been  intending for over a year now to  let their f-.nd grandmother in  Scotland know their address so  that she can send their birthday  cards directly to them. I have  not done so, though so help me  I shall before the setting of this  invisible sun. (I write this on  Friday afternoon which is one of  those grey uncompromising late  October afternoons when the  rising and the setting of the sun  seems to be a myth spread by  the michievous to render us dissatisfied with our grey and rainy  lives.)  Lacking the address of her  grandchildren, my mother sends  their cards to me for forwarding.  Sometimes they get their birthday greetings from their grandmother as much as an entire year  late. This year there is evidence  of a marked improvement in my  deportment. The birthday card  for my son goes out in the mail  today. His birthday is tomorrow.  He won't get it in time but it'll  be much closer to time than he  has ever known it. Included in  the envelope are birthday cards  from Scotland for my eldest  daughter whose birthday was last  April and my younger daughter  whose birthday I mentioned just  last month. All cards for 1977  I hasten to add.  Now remembering birthdays  is but one of the necessaries of  life that seem continually to  escape me and while I consider  my absent-mindedness to be both  chronic, meaning it's been with  me since birth or before, and  terminal, meaning that I fully  expect it to follow me to the  grave and after, and I see no hope  of any kind of cure this side of  electric shock treatments, which  as far as I can judge would only  compound the problem, I think I  have hit upon a solution insofar  as birthdays are concerned.  You know about birthdays  don't you. When you're very  young they give you a few years'  grace when you are only supposed to remember your own -  and then they start. By inference  and subtle suggestion you are  expected to remember the birthday of your parents, then those  of your siblings, then those of  your offspring. Close friends of  adulthood all expect their birthdays will be remembered and  year by year the number of  birthdays that one is supposed to  remember proliferate and multiply in a truly frightening fashion.  , Thereare heroic figures, like,, my  mother, who somehow keep track  not only of their siblings and  their,friends but continue to be  in control of the ever-burgeoning  situation through generations of  grandchildren and nieces and  'nephews and so on and on.  Already I am hopelessly at  sea on this question of remembering birthdays and the thought of  the endlessly develop.ng complexity in the matter brings me  close to the border of despair.  Since I have no taste whatsoever  for despair, however, I have come  up with a solution which I recommend to one and all. Like all  great discoveries it has a classic  simplicity which leads one to  wonder why on earth it hasn't  . been discovered before. This is  a suggestion which will simplify  and enrich the lives of all and  you find it in your friendly local  Coast News free of charge. Remember you read it here first!  It is simply this: there is one  birthday, you will agree, that  none of us has any difficulty in  remembering and that birthday  is our own. Surely no one ever  forgets their own birthdate. I  never forget my own birthdate,  and I am capable of forgetting  almost anything at one time or  another. Very well, here is my  suggestion. I suggest that we  reverse the time-honoured process which sees us receiving  cards and gifts on our birthday.  Instead we will send cards  and/or gifts to our nearest and  dearest on our own birthdays.  This will have the divine advantage of making it unnecessary for  us to remember all those other  dates and furthermore the receiving of cards and gifts will  be spread throughout the year  and always come as a surprise  to us. You see what I mean when  I say our lives will be both simplified and enriched? No birthday to  remember but our own and cards  and gifts arriving as unexpected  delights at all odd moments of  the year.  Surely the idea has possibilities. To mark the occasion of  your own birth by giving instead  of expecting has much to commend it. Of course, there will  be imperfections-in the scheme.  There will be those for whom  human relationships are conducted like so much bookkeeping  who will painfully and joylessly  keep track of everything they  receive throughout the year and  with an equal lack of joy and a  burdening sense of duty make  sure that only those who gave  shall receive but such are doomed  to make their lives a ledger  sheet in any case and who knows,  perhaps that's where happiness  'lies'iter some with all the emotional debits and credits in order.  The beauty of the system is there  is still much to be done by the  orderly and methodical among  us, while it allows those of us  more haphazardly inclined the  freedom from the tyranny of  much remembering.  A further advantage, of course,  would be that those individuals  who yearly scheme and plan that  their date of appearance should  be greeted with much applause  by their friends and acquaintances would have their nefarious  plottings rendered of little account. Such a one is my friend  Corrance who yearly conducts a  determined campaign the aim of  which is that no one, however  lightly acquainted, will go unapprised of the fact that the  Corrance birthday falls when it  falls. The annual editorial  battle to keep him from somehow  working it into a news story  would be avoided, the headline  machine would no longer have to  be guarded closely against him  as the great day advances.  Surely I have said enough to  justify this splendid innovative  simplicity. I present the Burnside solution to the great birthday problem for your earnest  consideration.  Every October, after that first  week of cold, dark wetness we  all know so well, I start thinking  about being "somewhere else.  I drift off, any time of night or  day, into fantasy lands of coral  beaches, ancient monuments,  minarets or coconut palms. There  was a time, when I was poor  and without prospects, that I  actually used to go to those  places. Marakesh, Havana,  Miami, Caracas, Curacao, the  Yucatan, any number of exotic  locales drew me away from B.C.  winters. Now that I'm relatively  well off and established, I only  visit them in my daydreams.  But even though I know this  weather will be with us for 6  more months, I can escape into  fantasyland any time I want.  Just this morning 1 was languishing on a sun baked piazza  in Sorrento. My English students  thought I was sitting behind my  desk as usual, as they read their  books but I fooled the little  devils. I was actually watching  the swimmers in the blue Medi-  terranian morning and waiting  for the heat of the day to drive  me down to the shore. It was a  bit early in the morning for a  glass of wine, but considering  the quality of the water, and the  lovely smile of the girl who  brought it, how could I refuse?  * could have stayed in bed a  v hile longer, but my lovely,  gentle, Maltese landlady wanted  What lips my  lips have kissed  What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,  I have forgotten, and what arms have lain  Under my head till morning; but the rain  Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh  Upon the glass and listen for reply;  And in my heart there stirs a quiet pain  For unremembered lads that not again  Will turn to me at midnight with a cry.  Thus in the winter stands the lonely tree,  Nor knows what birds have vanished one by one.  Yet knows its boughs more lisent than before:  I cannot say what loves have come and gone;  I only know that summer sang in me  A little while, that in me sings no more.  by Edna St. Vincent Millay  to clean my room and, after all,  she did bring coffee and rolls  'when she woke me this morning.  Anyway maybek was-time I took  that freighter across the Med. to  Malaga. The invitation to share  the villa with those English girls  won't last forever. Then there  were the friends I promised to  meet in Alicante, just in time for  the beginning of the bull fights  in the provinces.  These are really pretty elaborate mind journeys - more pil-  gramages than journeys - my eyes  squint at the reflections off sun  bleached white washed houses.  I hear the squabbling voices of  local merchants, I smell the  spices in the open shops, I feel  the heat of the mid-day sun. I  even swim in the liquid pools  of the black eyed girls swishing  through the streets.  "What does this mean sir?"  "What's that?"  "This word  sir. what does it  mean?"  "Oh that word, well 1 suppose  we'll have to look it up won't  we? Let me see, "cacophanous".  Here it is. C-a-c-o-p-h-a-n-o-u.-s.  An adjective. What do you mean  you don't understand the definition? Well it's something like  the sound of the market place in  Marakesh."  The market place in Marakesh.  The remotest corner of the  Russian Steppes offers nothing so  foreign as the market place at  Marakesh. Thousands of exoti-  cally attired travellers from hundreds of places haggling in  dozens of strange dialects over  the prices of baked camel hump,  plastic suitcases, deep fried  honey, and any number of better  or lesser local handicrafts.  Moroccan musicians, Sudanese  dancers, Muezzins and Mullahs  competing for pitches of sound  not yet divised in the sonic  spectrum.  "Now then my boy, if you  understand 'cacophanous'.  you can get back to reading your  book. By the way, what is it  you're reading?"  "It's about the Royal Navy.  sir. Did you know all the sailors  used to sleep in hammocks?'' a  Hammocks. I've slept in a  hammock, strung between coco'  nut palms on a long white South  American bay. Blue water,  changing to pink and red over  the coral shoals, divided from the  green jungle by a wide strip of  hot white sand. Grass cabanas  among the trees on the edge of  the dark green forest. If you  reach over the side of the ham-  mock and push off hard enough.  Continued on Page 3  *? LETTERS to  theEDITOR  Matthews  Editor:  Just what is this slingshot  George Matthews saying, anyway? I mean, considering his  affiliations with the worlds of  both pedagogy and journalism,  I am not at all surprised that he  occasionally finds these uncertain  times most distracting and confusing, but what is all this blatant  hypocrisy and supercilious  claptrap he has been feeding us  these last few weeks?  Please, Mr. Matthews, fly your  true colours and at least let my  yoga'd and aerobic'd muscles  flex in tranquility! One week you  lament the woes of physical  fitness and bemoan your buddy  Harv's agonies of getting into  shape, resigning yourself to a  ; metric decline into beer-bellyness  and the next you tease us with  thrilling, action-packed accounts  of the ecstasies of that most demanding and rigorous - not to  mention self-torturing - game of  rugby. Is this the same George  Matthews writing?  Can it be  that you  have  an  ; almost pathological attraction to  ;.the thing, you most dislike?   You  "hate fitness but you can't leave  !it alone?   Like potato chips, one  taste and you're hooked?  You're  vacillating,      Mr.      Matthews,  slinging   your   arrows   in   both  directions at once.   From raving  about rugby you then about-faced  and the other week openly predicted   that   public   interest   in  fitness will decline.     Following  your present pattern, your next  soliloquy should swing to again  praising the pleasures produced ���  by another of your brave forays  into    the    unknown    world    of  physical fitness.  And that's where you should  stop this erratic fence-hopping,  Mr. Matthews. After all, you are  thirty-some years old, remember,  you are getting up there, and -  well, I'm sure there must come a  time in every man's life when he  just has to face up to the fact  that it feels better to be fit!  Come on now, Mr. Matthews,  give in to your enlightened  self-interest and admit that you  LIKE, even.: ENJOY vigorous  pbysica] activity!.~; Jump on,the  ,Fjtnessrt.^andwagipn ...just,. ..this  "once. 7' .Beat"on "the" drum just  one loud boom from page 2!  Unless, of course, I've misread  your sentiments completely.    In  .'which   case   I   know   a   certain  ., friend of yours who has recently  .'given   up   wearing   his    "Fight  Physical Fitness" button - and I  must say he certainly is looking  better these days - and I'm sure  he    would   gladly   bestow    his  notorious badge upon you should  it    more    nearly   express    your  views.     In which case  1  could  only respond most sincerely and  sympathetically       with:       Mr.  Matthews, to health with you!  Monarchy  Fran Berger  "The Bod Squad"  Slings  Continued  you can swing your hammock  as far as the cooler. On two or  three swings you ycan open the  top, dig down into the ice and  find a cold can of beer.  The bell is ringing to end the  class. "Don't forget grammar  books tomorrow class!" A half  hour of verb tenses and auxiliaries tomorrow, a twenty minute  assignment to drive home the  idea - just enough time for a  visit to the Yucatan. Come April  I should have a pretty good  suntan.  Editor:  Your "Musings" column under  your personal byline, in the Coast  News of Oct. 18th offended my  sense of fair-play. You are entitled to your own opinion of the  monarchy, but when you use  inuendo and half-truths to  "smear" the character of Prince  Philip I must object.  You say, and I quote, "in this  century    His    Royal    Highness  Prince Philip was a member of  the Hitler Youth in Germany in  the   1930's,   and  but  for  some  vestigial  traces  of  royal  blood  connecting him with one of the  foundered European monarchies,  which brought him to Britain and  eventually to the position of consort to Her Most Gracious Majesty, he might have  become  an  S.S. officer instead."     This is  unworthy   of  you,   and   sounds  like  a  politician   twisting  facts  to  disadvantage   his   opponent.  Prince Philip is, I believe, fifty-  five years old, and in  1930 he  would have been eight years old,  hardly a political age.   The German  Youth  Movement  seemed  like a good thing when it was  first launched, similar to the fitness programs we in this country  are   urged   to   follow,   and   its '  avowed  intention  was  to  raise  the    standard    of   health    and  physical   fitness   of   the   youth,  many of whom had been undernourished in childhood. We used  to see pictures of smiling boys  and   girls   hiking   along   forest  trails  and  climbing  mountains,  and  it was   some  time  before  ��� sinister    overtones    began    to  appear.    Every school-age child  in Germany had to take part in  appropriate    activities,    and    if  Philip was in Germany at that  time he  too would  have  been  included.      However,   he   must  have been in England very early  in  the  '30's, for as  you   must  know he attended public school  in Scotland - the same school to  which Prince Charles was later  sent   when    he    finished    prep  school  - and  from  that school  Philip went to the English Naval  .College, graduating from  there  .into the Royal Navy, in which he  served. during the Second World  War, and in, which he. jwas still  serving    when    his    wife,    our  Queen,    came   to   the    throne.  This program of education would  have taken at least five or six  years so your Hitler Youth must  have been of very tender years!  It is most unfair to blame a man  for   something   that    happened  when he was a child and had no  control over his life or residence.  As for his lineage, Prince  Philip is, through his mother,  a great-grandson of Queen Victoria, and his father was a brother  of the late King of Greece: before he was made Duke of Edinburgh, Philip was known as  Prince Philip of Greece. He is  one generation nearer to Queen  Victoria than is our Queen  Elizabeth.  You also say of the monarchy  that one breath of scandal or one  misguided political initiative will  blow it away. You are too young  to remember the days when  George V died, and during the  funeral procession the crown that  had been placed on the coffin  wobbled and almost fell. Journalistic Cassandra's wailed that  this was an omen indicating that  the throne would fall, and when,  shortly afterwards, the new King  Edward announced his intention  of marrying Mrs. Simpson, a  double-divorcee,     the     scandal  Coast News, November 1,1977.  that erupted made the Cassandra's raise their wails almost to  a scream.    This was the end,  they said; the throne would fall  and the monarchy be swept away,  while the Empire (as it still was  then) would be split apart over  the matter.   Truly, even families  were   divided   over   the   issue,  some saying that Edward had the  right to marry whom he chose,  while   others   pointed   out   that  during the Coronation ritual the  monarch had to take a vow that  he would uphold and defend the  laws of the Established Church  of England, and how could he  do that and yet marry a twice-  divorced woman?   Besides, they  said   cynically,   considering   the  past record of the lady, and her  long affair with Edward while she  was still married to her second  husband, if they married and she  produced   an   heir,   how   could  anyone  be  sure  the  child  was  legitimate?     Oh,  there   was   a  lovely  scandal,   and  a   sigh   of  relief   went   up   when   Edward  abdicated, left England as Duke  of Windsor,  and  married   "the  woman he loved" who, instead  of the crown she had coveted,  had to be content with the title  of   Duchess   and   the   dubious  honor of having a new fashion in  women's hats called the Mrs.  Simpson hat because it had no  crown!  But if the hat had no crown,  England still had, and it was set  firmly on the head of Edward's  younger brother, George VI,  of beloved memory and he left  the throne more firmly based  than e��er, for he brought the  monarchy out among the people.  The English monarchy has  lasted for over a thousand years  and survived good and bad  monarchs not to mention Civil  War when Cromwell and his  cohorts thought they had finally,  abolished it; it has always been  deeply rooted in the being of  the English, and I for one hope  it always remains so.  Having rapped your knuckles  as soundly as 1 can, let me  remind you that regarding German connections of the Royal  family, the last claimant to the  Scottish throne, Bonnie Prince  Charlie, had a German mother,  a Princess of Bohemia, and I  have never heard of a Scotsman  making any fuss about thkt'7'; ���'"''  Cherrio,   old   boy',' and'all  that! r  .   ' '  E7R:East  Gibsons, B.C.  W0O  ��� Crewel & C����?5��jD-  Embroidery       Sunnycrest Centre  ��� Beads       * Rug Kits  ��� Acrylic & Braided Cord  ^&miix SUNSHINE COAST TV  SALES & SERVICE  ljSL^~3ij5p'   in the �� of downtown Sechelt  Dealer f or _^i Cf #-WP#_#*���F#  <___��__> Mark of Quality  '���  APPLIANCES  and   TELEVISIONS  Ask about our "package" deals  885-9816  Sechelt  Teachers'  Association  An all school board candidates  meeting  sponsored   by  the   Sechelt  Teachers'  Association  will   be  held  at  Elphinstone Secondary School on Tuesday,  Nov   8 at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  Mrs. Agnes Labonte, former trustee chairman,  will chair the meeting and give all candidates for  trustee a  chance to state their views on educational  issues.  Each candidate will be given five minutes followed by questions from the audience.   Then candidates  will be able to make a brief final statement.  We hope the public will turn out on November 8th to hear  their views and on November 19th to elect a new school board.  Valu Plus Gov't Inspected U.S.  side bacon  Gov't Inspected Veal  sirloin steak  Gov't Inspected Grade A Beef  top round  roast ^"1 B 79  Gov t Inspected Frozen  pork side  spareribs *1 .1 9  SuperValu  SuperValu  salad dressing      bleach  32oz   Jar  Heinz  128 02. Juq  SuperValu  soups  Tomato or Vegetable  I0 02. Tins  ABC.  crackers  5/99*  detergent  powder $-j   QQ  Plain or Salted   1 Ib   Pkq  Mt. Seymour  dog food  )urs 28 02   T i  2/99*  SuperValu  potato chips  cookies  arieties 1 4 02   Pkq  Rhodes  bathroom  tissue  Oven Pt ebh  White 01 bU"o Whule Wheat  bread  l  writ   PaCk  Oven Fresh  cornmeal  muffins  Phq   of 6  bread dough  \Jh vj       l;l    _)    I    W.J.   t.'O  Oven Ftebh Heir vebt  bran  bread  l b 02  Oven Fresh  flour scones  Pkq   of 8  B.C. Grown  S squash  S   Canada No. 1 Small  S onions  Danish or Hubbard  5 lb   Baq  Each  Prices Effective:      Thur.. Fri., Sat.  ���-���,���*���������,���*  Nov. 3. 4. 5. 4.  Coast News, November 1,1977.  r "- '  4  THE OTHER SIDE OF A  SUMMER  The summer of 1947 which  introduced me to the dubious  business of working for a living  at the Twin Creeks sawmill was  by no means wholly devoted to  drudgery. The weekends ushered  us into another world of joys and  delinquencies as we teetered on  the edge of manhood with enough  boy left in us for laughter. All  my friends were working that  year. We reconditioned each  Friday night to swap job-stories  and girl-fantasies and the sometimes-stolen cigarettes we were  just beginning to trouble our  lungs with. Most of my buddies  were working as chokermen at  a local logging-camp and returned each week with a new crop  of wild loggerquotes and anecdotes. I mumbled my few, drab  sawmill-stories in some jealousy.  They were not only making better  money than I was; they even  seemed to be having fun doing  it. I wished I'd hired-out with  them instead of condemning myself to the smoky slab-pile. I  needn't have worried. I'd see  more logging camps than enough  before I was done.  But in  the  meantime,   I  was  being introduced to the Friday -  night Syndrome with the rest of  them.  It wasn't the same feeling  as finishing school for the week.  Now we were actually working;  making our own money and we  began to experience the working-  man's imperative to have a good  time   on   the   weekend   at   any  cost.    This, judging by the behaviour of our older  confreres,  was     virtually     impossible     to  achieve without the consumption  of alcohol in one form or another.  So we began  to paddle  in  the  shallows   of   dissipation.       The  problem was securing the booze.  We were several years underage and the pre-liquor store  village was theoretically dry.  Alcoholic beverages could only  be had legally by individual order  from the City. Each Union boat's  arrival brought its percentage of  wet freight and a good part of  this was not for personal consumption. A dry town is tailor-  made for bootleggers and there  were about five of them in action  at the time. Their operations  ranged in size from an old fisherman who flogged the odd bottle  Pages  from a Li  Peter Trower  on the sly, to a man called Dillard  who dealt, relatively speaking,  on the grand scale. He didn't  ���seem to give much of a goddamn  who knew about it either. Entire  slingloads of booze would rattle  on to the dock, every box addressed to Dillard and he'd truck them  off to his house without batting  an eyelash. He was quite blatant  about it.  So there was booze ' je had,  albeit at a considerable mark-up  from the liquorstore pric^. But  at first we lacked the nerve to  actually approach Dillard in the  flesh. We employed a go-between called Jimmy, a somewhat  simple older boy whose simplicity  did not prevent him charging us  for the service. Then Jimmy  moved away and we were left  without a purchasing-agent. It  was time to beard the lion in  his den ourselves.  Quaking in our respective  boots, three of us approached  the bootlegger's dimlit back-  porch, that fateful night. It was  an awesome business. After  considerable nervous haggling,  we tossed a coin to see who  would do the talking. Horrifi-  cally, the task fell to me. I  rapped furtively and the door  came open with a blast of sudden  light. Dillard, a seedy, fattish  man stood there in his shirtsleeves, glowering at me. "C-can  we g-get a twenty-s-six of w-  whisky?" I stammered desperately. "W-we're f-friends of  Jimmy's." Dillard looked us  over in dubious silence as if  weighing the consequences.  Then his moneyhunger got the  better of his misgivings. "Okay"  he grunted and motioned us in.  Soon we were sitting homefree  in someone's locked bedroom,  sampling that expensive rotgut.  Thus do bad habits begin.  Actually, most of our drinking  that summer was done in con-,  junction with the regular dances  to which we tipsily hied ourselves in the inevitable search  for girls. The dances; were  defintely of the oldtime variety  and most of the tunes went a  lot  further  back   than  we   did.  They were cornfed country get-  togethers but they stick firmly  in the memory. If anything  typifies that period, it is the  dances. They live in my mind  like bright poems ���  ���AI* h   ~ *      *'* '      V ' ***  Backcountry Saturday night  Embarrassment of girl-refusal after walking  the wide watching hall to ask  Outside for gutsearing rye  stashed in the woodpile  bought from sly bootleggers  vomited often in bushes  Soon fortified, whirling girls beyond shyness  in circles of spinning skirt  ver the whistleslick floor  perfume and sweat  poppy lips smiling you on  sweet legs flashing white in the hubbub  perhaps a homeward one of you're lucky  On the sideline benches old grannies nodding  in sooty dresses remembering  sometimes essaying a waltz with shaky elegance  Smalltown characters famous as heroes  in this thousandpeople place somehow more  themselves  han usual gliding idly through the barny dark  Jack Tram singing Stardust from his halcyon bandstand  in a good voice tiue as a Welshman's  writing the words on my mind forever  Schottische and Swedish Waltz  round and rollicking round with Jennie the Teaser  hoteyed Lillian Mott  anyone else who'll caper with me  God! the room reels the rafters creak  Lanky Paul Gaunt, hair slickedback  a gaptoothed grin on his ichabodcrane face  gangles about with Angela Moffit, half his size  Perennial prizewinners  ageless Ephram Carlisle and his graceful lady  demonstrate their impeccable skill  Its more jockstrap whiskey in the moonjuggling dark  none ofthe girls wil| come  its only bosy wincing by. the woodpile  withone eye open for the cop till the bottles are killed  Freddy and Lloyd have it. out over Margie Smart  roll and strike and punch each other  in the dewdamp grass till Freddy cries uncle  Back at the dance the hall still spins  on the bright axis .of Saturday  like marionettes on a music-box the dancers move  now seen through a curdling blur  but its all losing momentum,  like a top slowly toppling over on its side  The strains of the homewaltz announce time suddenly  like a polite innkeeper  Till We Meet Again or Goodnight Ladies  singspeiitlie&an Jack Tram in a trombone chant  People'start searching for coats  -church tomorrow the party's aborting the game's over  . Its'timp to^blunder home with Jennie the Teaser  for not enough.  it-   *6>"��  at the Twilight Theatre  __.i��ijfciS  ITS  NEW  This old  RELIC says  There is a  DIFFERENCE  A tearaway thriller and a  biographical tribute to one of  America's greatest folksingers  is the bill of fare at the Twilight  Theatre in the coming week.  The thriller is Rollercoaster and  Bound for Glory is based on the  autobiography of Woody Guthrie.  Rollercoaster, according to  director James Goldstone, is not  a disaster movie. "There is a  big difference between a disaster  movie and a film that has a  disaster in it," says Goldstone.  "A disaster picture has as its  essence the knowledge that  something disasterous is going to  happen. In the thriller pattern  the question is 'Can the disaster  be averted?'."  The thriller stars George Segal,  Susan Strasberg and Richard  Widmark and though the roller-  coaster is described as the star  of the film Segal is quoted as  being delighted with the script.  "It so happens," he says, "that  Dick Levinson and Bill Link have  written a helluva story. The  scenes are very spare. Everything goes like an arrow. It's  like Hitchcock, and it has to be  terrific."  Segal and Strasberg both  studied under her father, Lee  Strasberg, founder of the famous  Actors studio. Susan plays the  girlfriend of Segal, who suddenly  finds himself thrust into the  dangerous situation of dealing  with an extortionist who is  threatening to blow up roller-  coasters unless paid one million  dollars. Richard Widmark. who  made his screen debut as a  psychopathic killer, is seen in this  movie as a Federal Agent trying  to capture the extortionist -  bomber.  Rollercoaster will play locally  Wednesday through' Saturday.  November 2-5.  Woody Guthrie, one of America's great folk poets, composers.  <T WI LIGHT  gTHBATREd  886-2827  GIBSONS  YOU AR  IN A RACE  AGAINST TIME  AND TERROR...  A JENNNGS LANG PftOOUCTtON  Starring  GEORGE SEGAL  RICHARD WiSMARK  TIKOTHY BOTTOMS  r    f Wed.,  Thur., Fri.,  Sat. Nov. 2, 3,  Warning to Parents: 8:00 pm-  May frighten some children.  Savings  Account  # WINNER  ACADEMY  5%%   INTEREST  CALCULATED ON THE DAILY BALANCE  TO TRANSFER FUNDS INTO  OUR PLAN 24 ACCOUNT, COME INTO THE  CREDIT UNION OFFICE ANYTIME AFTER  .-_-  BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY  . -  BEST MUSICAL SCORE  NOVEMBER 1st.  Tue., Wed.  Friday  Saturday  Thur. 9:30a.m.-5:00 p.m  9:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m  9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m  Sunshine Coast Credit Union  singers, and authors, is the subject of the exciting new film  Bound for Glory which is based  on Guthrie's 1943 autobiography.  David Carradine stars as Guthrie  in the movie which is directed  by Hal Ashby whose latest hit  was Shampoo.  The film is more than a story  of one man. It is a saga of America in the late 1930's. Bound for  Glory covers approximately a  four-year period beginning in  1936 in Pampa, Texas where the  Oklahoma-born Guthrie had  settled with his wife and two  small daughters. It depicts his  exciting and often amusing  adventures and romances when  he hops freight trains to California to escape dust storms and  poverty. It then shows his early  struggles in Los Angeles, his  initial modest success as a radio  folk singer and composer and  his dedicated involvement with  the migrant farm worker movement.  Though set in the depression  years. Bound for Glory is filled  with humour and optimism. A  primary reason for this buoyant,  mood is that everything is seen  through the eyes of Guthrie  himself, a man who never lost his  joy for life.  The film won two Oscars, one  for its magnificent cinematography and the other for its music.  Haskell Wexler, who also won  Oscars for Whose Afraid of  Virginia Woolf and also filmed  outstanding movies such as One .  Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ���  and In the Heat of the Night.  Wexler knew Guthrie when both  were merchant' seamen in the  1940's.  This outstanding film is only  available for three days locally,  playing at the Twilight Theatre  Sunday through Tuesday, November 6-8.  Sun., Mon., Tue.   Nov. 6, 7, 8. 8:00 p.m.  I P^HP^" Effingham's     I  | WlT *   Astrology %  by Rae EUingham HIV  Week commencing November 1st 111.  General Notes: Sudden, unusual,  or bizarre events will occur as  the Sun and  Uranus align  dis-  ruptively towards the end of the  week.    This is the  only  major  planetary configuration occurring  now but many of us will feel it  and experience very unexpected  conditions.  Those   of   you   born    around  Nov. 5, Feb. 1, May 3 or August  5 can expect abrupt changes in  the   lifestyle   during   November  as  Uranus contacts the  various  Sun positions in your birth charts.  Have patience.  Babies   born   this   week   will  be    very    independent,    unpredictable and sometimes eccentric.  A few will be geniuses. '  ARIES (March 21 - April 19)  Your future plans may require  more financial backing than you  realized.      Close   friends   have  original suggestions and the urge  to  speculate  and  take   risks   is  still    strong.       Other   peoples'  financial    affairs    need    careful  checking.  TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)  Those close to you are unpredictable this week.    Give them  plenty of space and freedom and  leave them alone.   Work on contracts  and   alliances  should   be  put off until next week.  Weekend  domestic activities are freaky.  GEMINI (May 21 - June 21)  Sudden explanations are required on the employment scene  but co-workers become uncooperative. Unexpected health  matters now come under focus.  A long distance communication  is only the first of a series.  CANCER (June 22 - July 22)  Recent spare-time activities,  pleasures and speculations may  now reveal shocking consequences' and remind you of more  serious commitments. You live  and learn. A socially exciting  week lies ahead for those who  know the limits of a good time.  LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22)  Don't expect plans to work out  perfectly    this    week. More  changes  have yet to be   made.  Others   may   find   you   cranky.  eccentric    or    deliberately    disruptive   as   weekend    domestic  conditions become explosive.  VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)  Although employment mix-ups  have to be clarified quickly,  don't allow an unexpected phone  call or message to break your  routine completely. Seek advice  regarding sudden health upsets.  LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23)  A spare-time activity will have  an unexpected financial repercussion. Is it really worth it?  Impulsive spending sprees may  be regretted at the weekend.  Guard all possessions:  SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)  Domestic circumstances could  change dramatically now as your  demand for more independence  and freedom is renewed. Many  will resent your current actions  and find you stubborn or intolerable. Stick to your beliefs,  Scorpio, and stav calm.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 - Dec 21)  Finding a moment to relax will  be difficult as irritating communications demand immediate attention. Strong intuition and insight continue to build up your  hopes for the future. Visits to  large institutions are likely.  CAPRICORN (Dec 22 - Jan 19)  Expect only a little co-operation  from friends and companions as  long-term hopes face further  readjustments. Those of you involved in clubs, societies or  associations must prepare" for  radical changes in objectives.  Financial surprises occur at the  weekend.  AQUARIUS (Jan 20 ��� Feb 18)  A power struggle with a loved  one seems not only inevitable but  necessary as your personal goals  and advancement become key  issues for debate. You win.  PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20)  You're now finding it difficult  to share your ideas in a way that  reassures you. Perhaps you're  coming on too strong. A long  distance communication at the  end of the week happily restores  your sense of worth.  by Jim Weir  The suit preference signal is  an essential part of any successful  partnership's repertoire of defensive signals. This signal is  used to indicate the suit that you  prefer your partner to return  after he trumps a card that you  have led. Leading a high card  for your partner to trump signals  him to return the highest ranking  suit (excluding the trump suit),  while leading a low card is a  signal to return the lowest  ranking suit.  This week's deal is an example  ofthe employment of this signal.  Neither side is vulnerable.  Dealer is South  NORTH  SA1042  HK8652  HK8652  DK2  CK2  WEST  S976  H3  DJ 10953  CJ1098  EAST  S5  HA 1074  DA874  CQ543  SOUTH  SKQJ83  HO J 9  DQ6  CA76  The bidding:  SOUTH  WEST NORTH   EAST  1 S Pass     3 S Pass  4S Pass     Pass Pass  Opening lead: Throe of hearts.  When the dummy was placed  on the table. East counted nine  hearts in his own hand and in  the dummy. It appeared very  likely that the opening heart  lead was a singleton.  Accordingly. East won ihe  opening lead with his ace and  returned the ten of hearts lor  West to trump. The ion ol  hearts, being a high card in thai  suit, was a suit preference  signal. After trumping the ten  of hearts. West co-operated by  returning a diamond (tho highest  ranking suit between clubs and  diamonds). East won this and  returned another heart for West  to trump setting the contract.  If suit preference signals were  not being used. West would bo  put to a guess after trumping  the first heart. If. at this p6int.  West had returned a club, then  the contract would haVe been  fulfilled with an overtrick.  Shopping early  for Christmas?  Come in and see  our  NEW DISPLAY  of GIFT IDEAS.  THIS WEEK'S  SPECIAL  ELTON JOHN'S  GREATEST HITS  reg. $7.98  SALE $5"  uisOYiyss.  STEREO EQUIPMENT  SUNNYCREST CENTER  GIBSONS 886-9111 m  ^  1  Books  with  John  Faustmann  j  Andy Russell's Adventures  With Wild Animals  Hurtig Publishers  Andy Russell, who has made a  name for himself by writing  several bestsellers about the  wilderness, including the well-,  known Grizzly Country, has just  published his'Adventures With  Wild Animals. It's an enjoyable,  informative account of the lifestyles of seven different species,.  and it's told with homespun  grace and a simple candour that  are hard to deny. Mr. Russell  has spent all of his life in the  Rocky Mountains of Alberta,  and some of their silent presence  has clearly rubbed off on his  prose style.  Russell is not, one suspects,  what you would call a professional  writer. The stories here are  simply told, and easily read,  and they would certainly find  themselves at home in the junior  secondary school curriculum.  This doesn't mean that they  wouldn't appeal to adults as well.  The range of information he sets  forth about the animals he has  observed is impressive in the  extreme, enough to satisfy anyone with even the slightest  interest in the wilderness. Added  to this, Russel avoids the usual  pitfalls of naturalist writings - he  doesn't try to make the animals  human, or try to fit them into  his own preconceived notions.  Instead, he goes along as a  patient observer, and as a student  of the animals he has come to  know so well.  AndyRusselTs  Adventures nith  WMAnimals  The first story, Sage, is about  a grizzly bear that frequented  the area near Russell's ranch.  It covers the entire life cycle of  the bear, as.it grows from a cub  to a lonely old forager, and by  the time it finishes, Sage weighs  about 900 pounds and stands  eight feet tall on his hand legs.  Once, when Russell inadvertently  frightens the bear with his car,  Sage dives through a barb-wire  fence, ripping up thirty yards  of it. But Russell's whole philosophy is that man must learn to  live with the animals that surround him, and not try to dominate them. Although he has four  small children, who encounter  the bear occasionally, it never  occurs to him that he should get  rid of the bear. Instead, he  tells the kids not to run, or to  climb a tree (grizzlies can climb  just as well as black bears when  they want to), but simply to make  enough noise in the bush so the  bear will know they 're coming.  This patient willingness to  share his territory marks all of  Russell's stories. He realizes,  often, that he is the intruder,  not the animals, and he approaches them with respect. *His  accounts of a herd of Elk in the  second story is fascinating.   His  YOStfl'S  * restaurant!  \&  Featuring  the finest in  Cantonese  and ^  Western  I Cuisine  DINE IN  OR TAKE OUT  Sunnycrest  Shopping Plaza  Gibsons 886-8015  descriptions of them are carefully worded, and he deals in  detail with every facet of their  existence. In Misty, a story about  a. new breed of coyote that has  become intelligent enough not  to eat poisoned bait, he devotes  .several pages.to a scene in which  a mother coyote teaches her pups  this latest lesson in survival.  Russell has no use for people  who poison animals. His description ofthe death of a poisoned  coyote is one of the most gruesome pieces of writing in the  book.  In the course of the text Russell  allows himself to editorialize  occasionally. He doesn't like  poisoning animals. He doesn't  like the cheap film companies  who capture animals and mistreat them so they can produce  hoked-up nature footage, and he  has no time for people with guns,  who shoot things just to see them  fall. But Russell is careful with  his opinions, and he keeps them  from taking over the centre stage.  And although he himself appears  in many of the stories, his self-  deprecating approach never interferes with the narrative. In  the story about mountain goats,  for instance, he writes: "I was  much younger then and I firmly  believed that a man who knew  how to free-climb could follow  goats anywhere they chose to  go." The point of the story is  that Russell found out he was  wrong. A man can't keep up  with mountain goats. By the  time you're finished reading it,  however, you've received a  thorough education about these  sure-footed animals who live in  the most dizzying of places.  The rest of the stories in the  book - one about otters j another  about a cougar who makes his  home in an old abandoned truck,  and one about a pet horned owl  named Achilles, are all excellent.  Russell tells his* tales with a  warmth and humour that never  becomes merely sentimental,  and all the while he instructs  the reader without being patronising. He has a naive way of expressing things that is delightful, and he can come up with  sentences like: "One day the  ten-year-old    daughter    of    the  Coast News, November 1,1977.  CBC Radio  Harmony Hall Fall Tea and Bazaar took place last week and the pressure of events preyen-:  ted Pres. Jim Holt from writing his regular column. Jim assures us it will be back next'  week, folks. ���  family was out for a barefooted  wade along the creek, playing  in the delightful cool water and  overturning rocks to observe  with fascination the wiggly creatures thus revealed.", and get  away with them.  Andy Russell must certainly  be a very unique man, and one  of an ever-decreasing breed of  folk who would feel safer at  night halfway up a mountain  than he would on the street of  a large city. He is a man who is  still in tune with the wilderness,  but what's more important, he  is capable of sharing his experiences in clean, descriptive prose.  It would be an invaluable education to spend some time in  the bush with Andy Russell.  He'd be able to show you things  that few people in this country  are ever likely to see. Still,  this book is almost as good as  being there yourself.  Writing about wild animals  is a very delicate subject, and it's  not easy to do it well without  turning it into Disneyesque .  cuteness. Andy Russell succeeds, though, because he senses  that universal interdependence  that links man with all living  things. As be says in the, introduction to this book: "Once.,  wild animals lived without us.  Now they must live with us. For  our own good, may we prove  the superior wisdom we claim is  ours by finding a way to make  this possible." This latest of  Andy Russell's books should  help us do just that.  on the peninsula  commencing  Dec. 1st,  V , . .     .     ���  Book now for  Xmas & New Years.  Also accepting bookings for 1978  Weddings, Banquets, Dances  etc.  Call GRAHAM EDNEY  886-7156 after 6:00 p.m.  Family Committee meets  by Maryanne West  The Sunshine Coast Committee  for the Family met Friday, Oct.  28th to move ahead its plans to  sponsor an essay contest "Are  Families Important?" and poster  displays on the theme of Family  Fun, having received permission  from the school board to seek the  co-operation of the schools.  Susan Frizzell reported from  the quarterly board meeting of  the B.C. Council for the Family  which she attended in Vancouver.  The council was set up as a result of a 1976 conference and  the enthusiastic support of the  Minister of Human Resources,  Bill VanDerzalm who was the  keynote speaker.  The conference sparked 41  committees involving 54 communities across the province in  Family Month activities in May '  of this year. While a request  has already gone forward government recognition of Family  Month in May 1978, the board  has recognized the need for more '  flexibility and that communities  may want to make their" own  plans to fit in with local activities. ,  The board worked "on some '.of  those 90 recommendations han-  ded down by the 1976 conference  and prepared a draft paper, oh  goals and objectives. The B.C.  Council and its affiliate committees have as their purpose  "the affirmation of the family  unit as the basic unit of our  society. It is concerned with  understanding the nature and  place of the family in modern  society and with the development of programs that; are  supportive to family living."  The council contribution is "to  act as an interfacing body -^.between professional practictioners,  religious bodies, community  agencies and volunteers." '  The Sunshine Coast Committee  sees its function to promote' an  awareness of the importance of  the family in virorous, healthy  and happy communities , rather  than an orientation towards  families in crisis. An area well  served on the Sunshine Coast by  the Inter-Agency Liason Committee under the chairmanship of  Elizabeth Smith. Representatives  of the. RCMP, Probation, Public  Health, Schools, Mental Health,  ^Wpowar?fGr&^:'^6me'if0ay'  Care!^a^^^'":Churches' ���* serve"  onthiscbjhmittee.  \:; .   777:  i  Beach  Comber  Motor Inn  This Week  Direct From  Los Angeles  Exotic Dancer  MISS  POPPY  Our Dining Room is NOW OPEN  Mon. - Sat. 1 p.m. - Midnight  Sunday 10a.m. - 10 p.m.  4  by Maryanne West  This weekend's radio fare*  includes two operas, Le Roi de  Lahore from Vancouver, the first  revival of Massanet's romantic  opera in more than fifty years.  Starring Joan Sutherland with  the Vancouver Opera Company, it  can be heard Saturday at 2:05  p.m. Donizetti's opera The  Daughter of the Regiment from  the Canadian Opera Festival in  Toronto can be heard Sunday at  4:05 p.m. Between Ourselves,  Saturday 7:05 p.m. talks to a fish  peddler from Lunenburg Nova  Scotia. Ideas at 9:05 p.m. looks  at the biological process of fasting  extensively used by plants and  animals and.how it can be adapted to man's benefit.  The Hornby Collection, 11:05  p.m. presents the first evening  of autobiographical stories from  Harry Adaskin, Vancouver musician and raconteur entitled  Escape from Russia. Concern,  Sunday 9:05 p.m. investigates  the psychological damage of  war.  CBC-AM Radio 690  Wednesday November 2  Mostly    Music:        10:20    p.m.  Festival    Singers    of    Canada,  Music ofthe Venetian Baroque.  Nightcaps      11:20 p.m.   British  stage  and  film  actor  Anthony  Quayle. '  Thursday November 3  Playhouse:     8:04  p.m.   Bandit  and the Mayor by Arthur Samuels  Episode V.  Jan Radio-Canada: 8:30 p.m.  Rodger Simard Nine. Gary Bin-  stead Quartet.  Mostly Mask:   10:20 p.m. Quebec Symphony Orchestra. Janina  Fialkowska, piano.    Hetu,  Prokofieff, Saint Saens, Ravel.  Nightcap:   11:20 p.m. Desmond  Stewart   author   of  recent   biography of T.E.Lawrence.  Friday November 4  Country Road:   8:30 p.m. Chain  Dannebaum.  Mostly Music: 10;20 p.m.  Toronto Symphony Orchestra.  Garrick Ohlsson, piano. Janacek,  Mathieu,       Richard  Chopin,  Strauss.  Nightcap:      11:20   p.m.  tenor Luciano Pavarotti.  Italian  Saturday November 5  Update:    8:30 a.m. Roundup of  B.C. happenings.  The House:  9:10 a.m. The week  in Parliament.  Quirks and Quarks:    12:10 p.m.  Science   magazine,    Dr.    David  Suzuki.  Opera Special:  2:05 p.m. Le Roi  de Lahore by Massanet.  Festival Celebrations:   5:05 p.m.  Judith Forst and Alexander Gray  with       Calgary       Philharmonic  Orchestra.  Between Ourselves:    7:05 p.m.  The Fish Peddler, A Dying Breed,  produced by Bud Tabor, Halifax.  Ideas:   9:05 p.m. Fasting, More  than a Sacrifice.  Anthology: 10;05 p.m. A Tribute  to Fred Cogswell.   Poetry by Al  Purdy and Leona Gom.  The Hornby  Collection:     11:05  p.m.     The   Memoirs   of  Harry  Adaskin - Escape from Russia.  Sunday November 6  CBC Stage:   1:05 p.m.  The Trial  of Jean-Baptise M. adapted from  the original stage play of Robert  Gurik by Alvin Goodman.  Special Occasion: 4:05 p.m.  The  Daughter  of  the   Regiment   by  Donizetti.  Symphony   Hall:        7:05    p.m.  Toronto    Symphony    Orchestra,  Pierre  Laurent   Aimard,   piano,  Laurendeau, Messiaen.  Concern:    9:05 p.m.    Crises in  Identity - psychological damage  of war.  Monday November 7  Gold Rush:     8:03  p.m.   Sylvia  Tyson in concert from Victoria.  Mostly Music:    10:20 p.m. The  Best of Salzburg  -   Mozarteum  Orchestra.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. On location  in  Ste. Croix where move  The  Island of Dr. Moreau  is being  filmed.       Serial   reading, . The  Wheel Spin mystery thriller by  Ethel Lina White.  Tuesday November 8  Touch the Earth: 8:30 p.m. Bruce  Cockburn in concert from Hamilton.  Mostly    Music:        10:20    p.m.  National Arts Centre Orchestra,  James   Galway,   flute.       Bach,  Nielsen, Beethoven.  Nightcap:     11:20 p.m.   Women  Artists, 1550-1950.  CBC���FM 105.7.  Ideas:    8:04 p.m. Wednesday -  Television        commercials/kids.  Thursday - Five  Faces of Communism - the Human face.    Friday - Lecture series.   Monday -  Referendum Canada.   Tuesday -  Friedrich Nietzsche.  Radio International:   Friday 9:04  p.m. Documentary about J.R.R.  Tolkien from BBC.  CBC   Monday   Evening:      9:04  p.m. Part I.    Michel Tremblay -  Canadian   playwright.     Part   II.  Recital by Leona Boyd,  guitar.  Part III Journey to a Still Point,  a polar saga by Michael Mercer.  The  Best   Seat   in   the   House:  Tuesday    9:04    p.m.    Between  Gentlemen   1817  trial   in   York,  Toronto.  FLY TO  New  Orleans  for  ^m Orgs  Includes 9 nights accommodation and sightseeing tours.  peninsula  travel  886-9755  Your Shell Agent brings warmth  wherever he goes  Today, before wihftSF  comes, call your Shell  Agent. He can help  keep your home comfortable���no matter  how much it snows  and blows outside.  He keeps an eye on the  weather so you stay warm  Phone your Shell Agent now and he'll keep an  eye on your home comfort all winter long.  He's an expert at it. When the weather gets  bitterly cold, for instance, he knows when to deliver  more fuel oil to your home. So your furnace doesn't  run short.  He also takes your past fuel consumption  record into account. He becomes familiar with your  home heating habits. And delivers fuel on time. So  you stay snug right through the whole winter.  Call him today. You'll warm up to your Shell  Agent. Fast.  R. HARDING & SON LTD.  BOX 338  GIBSONS, B.C.  886-2133  Depend on him for warmth this winter 6.  Coast News, November 1,1977.  Freethinkers Pulpit  by Andy Randall  "Man's in-humanity to man  makes countless thousands  mourn." Robbie Burns in one of  his sombre reflective moods penned that and in the whole poem  there is shown the wretchedness  of the poor who beg for work  from the landed gentry of that  day. Those particular circumstances are not to be seen, at  least in our Western world, but  the line quoted above fits just as  well today because selfishness in  high places is still rampant.  This came to me when I scanned a little news item in our Vancouver Sun rag. In block letters  were these words: "Picketed  Freighter 'Floating Coffin' ."  The report gave outthat a freighter picketed by 20 Filipino crewmen in Vancouver appeared to be  a floating coffin and the crew  were getting near-slave wages.  In fact, each man got $130 a  month for their services.  As I see it, they should have  been paid high wages for 'danger  money' and compensation tor unsanitary conditions. The story  reads: The freighters hull is so  badly eroded in the crew's  quarters that "you can see daylight through it", her permanent  handrail is damaged and missing  in sections, there are rats aboard,  there hasn't been a change in linen for about a year and there are  problems with sanitary facilities.  After the crew signed up with a  world wide union in Vancouver  they received intimidating cables  from their government and the  National Seamen's Board. So  the report said. I am happy to tell  you that back wages at a satisfactory increased rate were made  possible by our Canadian Union  people.  This is not an isolated case of  stupid and senseless cruelty of  monied people in shipping and in  other financial enterprises. I  thought I had a rough go of it in  December, 1938, when I stoked  coal on a trans-Atlantic cargo  boat of 9,500 tons from Montreal-  Cape Breton to Barry Docks in  s*9��fc      REAL ESTATE   *  INSURANCE  FLORON    ~  AGENCIES LTD  Box 238  9B  1589 Marine Drive Gibsons,  OFFICE: 886-2248  RON MCSAVANEY  AGENT  885-3339  JOHN BLACK  886-7316  Wales. Twice we were rudely  awakened in our fo'castle bunks  with the whole place awash  from huge waves plunging in to  toss us and our belongings around like we were in a mill-race.  And the food! Jam and bread;  bully beef and the scrapings from  the galley. At Barry Docks I  saw Lascars working in conditions  similar to those in that news report mentioned above.  Now much has been said about  the over-balance of power of unions in general so it is heartwarming to see and hear of a union that looks after its fellow men  regardless of race or creed in a  situation so chronic.  Let us not forget, ever, that but  for the banding together of the  workers, way back when my people and John Burnside's folk  could not take any longer the  'blood for money'conditions in  the coal industry over there,  we could still have the semi-  feudal system that placed the coal  owners (lords and such) with  unlimited powers over their inherited domain. There were  bitter battles before legislation  brought the amelioration of  conditions all around. And such  has been the history of many other unions.  There are other inhumanities  that we can consider, and they are  prevalent in our times. The vexed  question of unemployment brings  many rank stupid answers from  those who condemn the ones who  are unemployed.- Let a person go  through life with constant employment and that one will often  blast his fellow man or woman  for not 'taking a job'.    That lit-  LUCKY  DOLLAR  Prices Effective:  Thur., Fri., Sat., Sun.  November 3, 4, 5, 6.  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Let a whisper of a shortage  even a rumour, which I am sure  many of us have a sneaky feeling  has been artfully contrived by big  business, and wham-o, up go the  dollar signs. Just the other day I  picked,up a 10 ounce container of  instantaneous coffee and it read:  $7.25. I guess for a pound of the  makings for instant coffee you  might pay 9 or 10 dollars! Sure,  the great monopolies have a lot to  answer for in this raking of the  public of every Shylocked pound  of what-have-you. But, can we  turn a blind eye at the smaller  fry?  Of course it is a vicious circle,  or cycle, that drives wages up and  prices follow, but methinks the  price-tagging needs no prodding.  For the senior-citizens; for the  'hard up'; for all who have not the  means to cope with price increase  on every side, be it rentage or  any other imposition, these things  are abuses of inflation. Unscrupulous devices are used to ease an  unwary property holder of that  which he thought he legally held  to be his or hers, by mortgage  manipulation, or some other devilish bit of skullduggery. Real estate; insurance; governmental letting of juicy contracts to friends;  we read of them all in our daily  papers.  Now how can anyone avoid the  obvious question regarding all  these   inhumanities?      I   mean,  ALL SPORTS  Marine  Inc.  886-9303  CURLING BROOMS  reg. $12.95 & $13.95  SALE PRICE  *8.95  first, how much honesty is there  in business? I do not regard the  'making of a fast buck' an honest  business deal, if in the making  some downgrading of character  follows in the manipulator; or  worse by far, an unfair advantage  has been taken in which others  suffer in some degree.  Then there must come the inevitable soul-searching. If so many  believe in a Christian God, and if  they profess to worship Him even  by so much as warming their  respective pews in their beloved  church, then where by all that is  holy do they justify their inhuman  behavior to their fellow humans.  I have to guess that the Golden  Rule gets the go-by when the  glint of the dollar sign shows in  their eyes.  To sum up. Of course we see a  lot of wholesomeness, and goodness in this land of ours, for we  have a lot of fine Canadians, but  let us not forget that there are  too many of those whose: "Inhumanity to man makes countless  thousands mourn."  Nutrition  By Donna Gaulin, R.D.  Nutrition Facts or a Pound of  Flesh  Question: Is brown rice really  better than white?  Answer: Yes. White or polished  rice is a nutritionally denuded  product with the vitamins and  minerals stripped away when the  brown coat and germ are removed. "Instant" rice is naked  white rice further cooked and dehydrated to avoid twenty-five  minutes cooking time. Even more  nutrients arc lost. This makes it  very expensive.  "Parboiled" or "converted  rice", on the other hand, if you  have not acquired a taste for  brown, is one product where the  nutrients are processed in.  Question: If you eat slowly, do  you eat less?    -,  Answer: Yes. The carbohydrates  from food (starches and sugars)  are taken into the bloodstream  very quickly and signal to the  brains' appetite control (the  hypothalamus) that sufficient  nourishment is being absorbed  by eating slowly, you arc able to  detect a feeling of satisfaction  before being full.  Question: If you plan to work  hard (fall harvesting) or play-  hard (hockey)  do you need extra  ^proteui?7y ^:'7���.''  ��,Answer:' :;No. No matter what"'-  your activity, the adult body repair processes and chemical  manufacturing proceed at a fairly  constant rate. Excess protein  merely is broken down into  glucose (simple sugar) and nitrogen waste and then is used as  fuel (expensive!) or stored as  fat.  The cast and crew of the Beachcombers salute the people of the Sunshine Coast as another  season comes to an end in the life of the series.  Come  cry  with  me  Dear Ann:  Why is it your old man will  take you for granted - go out with  the boys, go fishing and have a  great time without the wife?  Let her leave and he can't find  a thing to do without her. It's  then he brings gifts and takes  her out if she'll go. when it's  too late, he finds her very attractive. Why is this?  Puzzled  Dear Puzzled:, '��  I agree that man or wife swiftly  realizes how much their partner  means when they leave. Particularly when they part for a  divorce or another person. I  think where originally it was a  love match - a trail separation,  with dating can bring two people  back together particularly when  CURLING SHOES  reg. $28.95  SPECIAL  $20����  RBPBookstore  Next to Sears in Gibsons Harbour  NEW BOOKS: Vets Might Fly  Harvest of Salmon  Pregnancy - Gordon Bourne  James Herriot (slip Pack 5 vols)   886-7744-   Pi  S^pctahetti   ^J*rt  ouAe  The Omega is open again after our  renovations.  We are sorry  for  any  inconvenience  and ihank you for your patience.  OUR WINTER HOURS ARE:  Tues.-Thurs.  Fri.-Sat.  Sunday  11 a.m. -10p.m.  11 a.m. -11 p.m.  4 p.m.-10 p.m.  no third party is present. I advise  a woman to get to the beauty  parlor, smarten up. buy a new  night gown, perfume and look  and smell different - turn him on.  Men the same! If your hair is  short let it grow a bit, the opposite of it's long. Shave off beard  and moustache, look younger, go  to some trouble for the other  person who will respond. It's  really a new attitude that says  more than words ever can.  Changing perfume and appearance appeals to more than one  sense. Zap him on several  fronts. The empty bed and house  are hard to bear.  Dear Ann:  I'm going with a very pretty  slender girl. My worry is that  her mother is fat. I've read that  you see in the mother what the  daughter will look like at the same  age. What is your opinion?  Cautious  Dear Cautious:  First I take it for granted  you must be perfect and your  father too. Yes. I've read the  same general articles. I have  seen a thin mom with one slender and one plump daughter  and as many combinations, as  you can think of. Doctors can  only advise diet, so I guess you'll  have to gamble. Start early to  leave off desserts and sugars  and maybe prevent obesity.  It's been very hard for this  generation of women. The pill  upset their metabolism and many  gained weight the first year they  took the pill. The last generation  baked and cooked tempting  desserts and rich food so they  slowed their activity and gained.  It's up to the individual to balance  intake and energy burned so you  take your choice.  Dear Ann:  Is it important what you weai  underneath your suit? A man's  underwear, will that make ot  break a love affair?  Wondering Briefly  Dear Briefly:  Clean is essential, but can you  imagine Bert Reynolds in boxei  shorts? I can't, but wear whal  you want and see what you get.  Dear Ann:  1 am having an affair with thr  bosses' wife. He's having an  affair also. His wife wants to  tell him about it. what to do?  Confused  Dear Confused:  It would seem you'd best look  for another job. You have an ace  in the hole if she tells him. you  can defend yourself with the  knowledge of his conduct, even  threaten to tell her about his  affair. With a stand-off like  this, there's no happiness or  peace of mind. Don't jump out,  but look for another job. These  are the situations that sometimes  result in vknence. Be far away.  CLASSIFIED NOTE  Drop   off   your   Coast   News  Classifieds at Campbell's Family  Shoes & Leather Goods In downtown Sechelt. It's convenient!  -���yfr--AstfH?fo  k.^diir^  mm  ^SPECIAL  FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER  20%  886-2268"  ^teah - oLoodt&r  Located in the SEASIDE PLAZA,   Gower Point Road, Gibsons  WITH A VIEW OF GIBSONS HARBOUR  o off     DRAPES  CLEANED and PRESSED  ALvv      Commencing November 1st  10% OFF  ORDERS OF SIX ITEMS OR MORE!  Peninsula Cleaners  & Laundry  DRV cLERnmc  seruice  ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS ___  With 2 locations to serve you best  WHARF ROAD       1521 GOWER PT. RD.  SECHELT GIBSONS, B.C.  885-9554 886-2200  !/ One of 23 paintings by Yvette Kent which were on display at Whitaker House last week.  Mayoral  Editor:  I, recently, overheard a discussion between a man and wife  which reminded me of the current  debate over the transferral of  the Gibsons Water System facilities to the Regional District.  The discussion went something  like this:  "What was that neighbour  talking about?  He suggests that 1 should join  a syndicate of 9 other neighbours  and pool our 10 houses.  What do you have to put into  the syndicate?  Nothing really, I merely turn  my house over to the syndicate  for $1.00.  That's not a very good deal  for a million dollar house.  Oh, but that is only part of  the deal.  What is the other part?  The syndicate will rent me my  house for $1,000 per month and  that is a good deal on a $1,000,000  house.  What good is that to you?  Then, I'll have ,a voice in the  larger community and shall  always be assured of being able  to rent my house and share in  the profits of the syndicate.  Will there be any profits?  No.  Why not?  Because the syndicate has to  pay full value for the 9 houses  other than mine and will have to  pay so much interest on that  debt.  Why are you the only one that  is selling your house for $1.00?  Because the syndicate says  I need their help.  What if the syndicate raises  our rent?  No problem.  What do you mean, "No  problem?"  I'll be on the board of 10  directors and will have my say.  You'll have your "say" all right  but being only T voice in 10, you  will have virtually no control  over the situation.  My dear, you are far too  selfish.  Davis Bay dispute  A public meeting was held in  Wilson Creek on -October 24th  to discuss by-laws nos. 96.21,  96.23, and 96.24 which dealt  wittt? rezoning and amendment  issues on the Wilson Creek,  Davis Bay area.  The by-law which aroused  most controversy was 96.21  which dealt with the proposed  rezoning of a parcel of land from  residential to commercial to allow  the construction of a marine  services   store.      The   meeting  Hospital    Police  seemed about evenly divided  between residents who feared  the spread of commercial zoning  in the Davis Bay area and supporters of the rezoning for the  marine services store, to be  operated by C. J. Salahub, including Don Sutherland who  presented a brief in support of  the rezoning and Wilson Creek  resident Tim Frizzell who expressed a high regard for Mr.  Salahub as a businessman and  a contributing member of the  community.  receives  cheques  At the Gibsons Lions Club  Meeting on October 25, 1977,  N. Vecurevich - Administrator  of St. Mary's Hospital was presented with two cheques totalling  $2,900.00.  The two cheques, one for  $2,400.00 and one for $500.00  ^ ere specified to equip and  furnish the new treatment room  and the new quiet room, respectively.  The cheque for $500.00 was  forwarded to the Lions Club by  the members of the Army, Navy  and Air Force Veterans of Canada  Unit 357, this organization no  longer being in existence on the  Sunshine Coast.  Following completion of the  expansion plaques of donors will  be put in rooms where furnishings and equipment has been  donated by individuals or organizations.  Administrator stated that he is  grateful and pleased that the  community is assisting their  hospital with funds such as  given by these two organizations.  Gibsons RCMP office was  broken into on Sunday, the 23rd  of October. The incident occurred  at 4:30 a.m. after a man had been  involved in a single car accident,  there was no one at the detachment so he forced an entry and  called the Sechelt office, where  an officer answered his call.  Charges will be laid for willful  damage to public property.  Two businesses were vandalized in the past week. On the  24th the front window of the  Parthenon in Sechelt was broken.  Someone was seen running away,  but no identification was made.  In Gibsons a window at the  Peninsula Cleaners was also  broken. Charges will be laid  against an adult.  In the past two weeks three  batteries have been stolen from  vehicles parked outside the Langdale Ferry Terminal. Patrols  have been stepped up by both  the    ferries    security   and    the  RCMP.  The Sechelt RCMP have been  allotted the use of a mobile  breathalyser unit for two days  out of each month. The operation  is expected to start early next  year.    BONNIEBROOK LODGE  On the Beautiful Sunshine Coast at Gower Point  ��� Guestrooms (Breakfast Included)  ��� Dining Room    886-9033     S^ESlrberg  You bet I am, when I sell a  million dollar house for $1.00  I want more out of the deal than  the assurance that I'll be able to  rent my house for the rest of my  days."  Lome B. Blain  VFOmtghtmd  There was almost another UFO  sighting last week. At 11:15 p.m.  a large orange ball was seen over  Porpoise Bay, the observer  watched it until it faded into the  darkness. The incident was reported to the RCMP who had also  had several reportings of a distress flare having been seen at  that time. Vancouver police  were alerted to the incident.  HiMite hera  A movie and TV production  manager, who seven years ago  chose Gibsons as the site for  the production of the TV series  The Beachcombers has again  chosen the village as the site of  a film production. The latest  entertainment offering is a made  for TV movie called Sub-Mariner  which is being made for Universal  Studios.  The TV movie is described as  a science-fiction adventure and  for it the harbour front in Gibsons  will be turned into a Russian  village. Shooting starts in mid-  November.  DELI  and  HEALTH FOODS  We are not a  Supermarket but  our Health Food  prices are the  BEST IN TOWN!  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I am quite  sure that much of the problems  existing between the two are  due to the lack of communication. The letters in question  are quoted below:  Dear Mr. Hind-Smith:  Thank you for your letter  dated Oct. 11, 1977 and your  visit to my office on Oct. 19th.  As mentioned. 1 am very  pleased that you and your organi  zation see fit to assist B.C. Hydro  in the Brush and Tree Control  as referred to above.  I have arranged that one of  my people will contact Mr. R.  Kraft, the Federal Fisheries  Officer in Pender Harbour, and  together they will then add on  the Drawing, additional Creeks  which require such attention.  You will receive a copy of the  Drawing showing these additions  as soon as same is complete.  Again, thank you very much  for your co-operation.  E. Hensch  District Manager  Dear Mr. Hind-Smith:  Mr. Don Lockstead, MLA for  Mackenzie, has requested that  a meeting be arranged between  senior officials of B.C. Hydro  and yourself and other local  citizens who have expressed con-  Ferry Meeting  Mainland faced with the decision  of whether to do some steelhead  fishing in the interior or come up  to the Sunshine Coast is making  the decision for the interior  because until this thing is finally  settled they just can't be sure of  getting home from the Sunshine  Coast if they come up here."  Kavanagh said that weekend  business which is usually 40%  occupancy at this time of the  year is down to 5%. "Until  the cloud of the threat of strike  action is completely lifted we are  going to be hurting," said  Kavanagh.  Assistant Traffic Manager  Bouchard assured Kavanagh that  the concerns about the ferry  strike are known by the corporation management.  While he was attending the  meeting Lockstead also addressed himself to the question  raised recently about the construction of a road through to  Squamish to lessen the impact of  a ferry strike. He said it was  a:i issue that was raised again  and again in both Powell River  and the Sunshine Coast. The  MLA pointed out that a road  connecting Powell River with  Squamish would cost in the  neighbourhood of $300 million  dollars which was more than the  annuals, budget for the Department of Highways for the entire  proviuce-and out of the question  for a mere 32,000 people.  In conversation with the Coast  News as he left the meeting,  Lockstead estimated that a road  from Port Mellon to Squamish  would cost in the neighbourhood  of $25 million, or approximately  10% of the provincial budget for  only 12,000 people. "In addition  to that," said Lockstead, "it  wouldn't be used unless there  was a ferry strike because it  would take much longer and  environmental groups would be  screaming their opposition."  Other matters discussed by the  committee were catering on the  route 3, Horseshoe Bay to Langdale run. and the resident cards  which were due to expire on  December 31st this year. The  committee asked for a breakdown  of the  financial   picture  on  the  Continued from Page One  route 2 vessels while they are  serving the Sunshine Coast to  check the feasibility of providing  full catering services on the  Queen of New Westminster.  Asst. Traffic Manager Bouchard  assured the members that such  information could be easily provided.  In the case of the resident  cards, the ferry corporation had  recently requested that the presently issued cards should be  allowed to be in effect until  December 31st, 1978. Committee  member Don Pearsell and village  clerk Copland pointed out that  while there was no local objection  to this extension it could lead to  a discrepancy between the number of cards and the number of  residents for which the local  communities could not be held  responsible.  At the close of the October  26th meeting it was agreed that  the meetings of the transportation  committee could be held on a  quarterly basis in future with  the next one scheduled for  February.  cern  regarding  our spray  programs on the Sechelt Peninsula.  I would be pleased to meet  with you and have asked Mr.  D. J. McLennan, Manager ofthe  Metropolitan Vancouver Division,  to contact ^ou personally to  arrange a time and place for  the meeting.  W. A. Best  General Manager for  Electrical Operations  The letter from Mr. Hensch  was in response to a suggestion  made that the Gibsons Wildlife  Club, the Sechelt Rod & Gun  Club and the commercial fishermen in Pender Harbour look  after the creeks, crossing the  right-of-way, which contain fish,  either trout or salmon. The maps  were supplied by B.C. Hydro and  we like to think that this arrangement will prevent any future  damage to the creeks as far as  clearing is concerned. Speaking  for myself I must say that I found  the people in Sechelt very willing  to co-operate and I think the  letter confirms this.  The second letter was in response to a suggestion that the  Club made to Mr. Don Lockstead  in regard to trying to arrange  a meeting between B.C. Hydro  officials and the concerned members of the public who oppose  the use of herbicides on the right-  of-way. This too is a step in the  right direction and for anyone  interested, this matter will be  discussed at the general meeting  of the Gibsons Wildlife Club to  be held in the Clubhouse at 7:30  on Wednesday, November 2nd.  At the same meeting there will  be a film shown on some aspect  of wildlife from the National  Film  Board.     Everyone  is wel-  come' John Hind-Smith  Gibsons Wildlife Club  WALTER STURDY d, c.  CHIROPRACTOR  cor. School Rd & Gower Pt. Rd  GIBSONS Telephone 886-2122  The Tarth Stove  What's an  earth stove?  Just possibly the best  ;., wood stove you can buy!  ��� Air Tight  ��� Automatic draft  ��� Pre-heating manifold  ��� Secondary drafts  ��� Burns 14 hrs.  ��� Converts to open fire  ��� Easily heats an average  sized home  WAYNE SUGDEN  886-2556  WMMMm  WINTERIZE YOUR CAR!  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We come across quite a few  good roads too but they, every  one of them, ended up on some  hilltop and there wasn't no place  else to go except back down  again.  That there power-line ain't  no help neither. Dang if I can  figure out how they put up them  wires because I seen places so  steep neither me nor my hoss  could get across without falling  in ihe ocean.  No, I would say its too dangerous and too big a job for that  feller although I can imagine  he might like to get some outside work. Never could see how  a man could set in a dull office  and play with a typewriter all  day.  As for me I reckon I might as'  well stay where I am for the winter. Back at the ranch the fall  work is all done by now and you  know what, I bet the range is  under six inches of snow already.  Andliere there's still leaves on  the trees.  Folks tell me there's green  grass around here all year in  most places so I know my old  pony is going to have a good  winter. I located an empty cabin  in a real pretty little spot so I'm  staying put till spring and call it  a holiday.   Sort of Hke a tropical  vacation!  As a matter of fact, setting  here on the porch in. the sunshine, no flies or mosquitoes to  speak of, looking out at all the  beautiful trees and leaves, I  don't much care if I never see  another road, bridge or ferry.  And that's the truth.  Rio Pete  SECHELT - 885-3277  POWELL RIVER ��� 485-2748  Vane. Airport  278-3941  HERE  AT 1AST !!  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Next week they travel to Courtenay to compete.  Gates win home opener convincingly  ,,,  by Ed Lands  The Peninsula Gales' home-  opener against the Seattle Vikings Saturday night, Oct. 29th,  proved to be a walk-away for  ihe home side. Much to the de-  ( light of the 500 supporters the  Sechelt-based Gales romped to  an overpowering 8-4 victory.  . If the Gales had visions of  shut-out in their heads it was  quickly wiped out when Seattle's  Jim Walker scored at 1:55 of  the opening period. Walker,  the game's third star, scored on  a play he engineered himself,  but was greatly aided by some  sloppy play by the Gales in their  own zone. In fact, if the Gales  showed a weakness it was in  getting the puck out of their own  end.  . Less than a minute after the  Walker tally. Rick Ion tied it up.  Doug Kennedy assisted on the  play. The remainder of the  period saw both sides with good  scoring opportunities, but it  was a pass from in behind the  net by Sean Van Strepen that  bounced in off Seattle's goalie,',,  Scot Bledsoe which put the Gale'sy.  ahead to stay at 16:31. Nineteen'"  seconds later Ion notched his  second of the night, Kennedy  and Mike Sutherland assisting.  Rick Hackinen closed out the  scoring in the first period on a  drop-pass to Butch Rogers who  shot and then Hackinen poked in  the rebound.    Five minor penal  ties were handed out,  three to  the Gales.  The second period was highlighted by two supreme solo  efforts by Kelly Bodnarek. The  fine little centreman gave his  team an insurmountable lead  while combining with linemates  Jim Gray and Davey Lamb to  form a constant threat. For the  Vikings defenseman Daryle Dod-  man and forward Pete Jackson  kept the score respectable.  Referees Bruce Wormwald  and Mike Gagne assessed five  minor penalties to the Gales and  three to the Vikings in the second  period.  Jim Gray's goal at 2:25 of the  final frame was set up by a fine  pass from defenseman Bruce  Gibb. At 4:46 Kennedy popped  in an unaided tally. Viking's  Walker scored his second of the  night at 15:07 to finalize the  score. Seven penalties were  handed out in the final period,  six to the Gales including a game  misconduct to Bob Blake. It  was fortunate for the Gales that  the^core^ was so lopsided as  -14^^^ertalti^syconstitute playing'  nearly half the game short-  handed.  If defense is the key to winning  hockey the Gales should remain  undefeated for a while. I'm sure  goalies Sam Casey and Darcy  Blake, who split the game, don't  mind having Bob Blake (Darcy's  brother) in front of them.     Bob  International Motocross  The Motocross event of the  year is about to happen again,  another chance to meet all the  superstars; both domestic and  foreign. This sport is unique in  that these stars are not kept from  their fans, they are very friendly  and willing to sign autographs  or just talk motorbikes.  The event is the Trans A.M.A.;  and it is one of a series held each  November in Puyallup. Washington.  Practise starts around 9:30  a.m. and the first 500 international moto around noon, Sunday,  November 6th.  For   the   last   three   years   it  has been dominated by Belgian  star Roger DeCoster, at that time  the world champion, previous to  him was a Dutchman by the  name of Pierre Karsmaker.  The event has an attendance  of fifteen to'twenty-five thousand  and anyone who is interested in  moto-cross racing should make  it a point to attend.  After the races the pits are  generally opened to the public  and fans can see all the exotic  machines the professionals  use. Anyone thinking of attending should take warm clothing  and good rain gear,  phone Coast Cycle, Sechelt.  All new YZ80 Monoshock - the ultimate  small Moto Cross.  IT. 175 acclaimed the best  competition Enduro.  TY250 Trials, DT125 Mono  - many more as they become available.  coo:*  CVCLC  vs.  w^^^wwyvmwi^vwiAww  D.L.#01485B  885-2030  Next to McLeods  in Sechelt  Yamaha Dealer  of the Year     *-  76/77 J  wuv��  must have blocked 10 shots,  an art in itself. Mike Sutherland's rushes would make any  goalie nervous especially when  he blasts one of his patented  3-inch high slap shots. Stu  Orpen's body checks cause the  . arena to reverberate with a sound  comparable to the hammers of  Thor.  Jockstrapularily Speaking: The  Seattle Vikings came without a  coach and used local players to  bolster their roster.  The 8-4 victory was on the  verge of being chippy. Several  unnecessary penalties were taken  by the Gales especially the game  misconduct. In a more competitive game penalties would loom  far more important.  It appears local fans are solidly  behind their new hockey team.  A loud chear rose from the crowd  at the final buzzer even though  the final outcome was known in  the second period.  by Ed Lands  BUTCH ROGERS  Someone asked, "Hey, Butch,  what's your real name? I mean  the one on your social insurance  card, you know?"  "Butch: That's the only name  I've ever known, or ever seen  written," matter-of-factly replied  Butch Rogers.  The young centreman seldom  raises his voice. He seems to be  the sort of person who goes  about his affairs in a routine  fashion. In Roger's case that  , means to the best of his ability  ��� with complete and total effort.  Butch credits his hard work with  having helped him make the  Gales' line-up. I have a sneaking  suspicion, however, that the  5'. 8", 165 1b. Rogers posesses  a fair amount of talent to go  along with the 110-odd percent  he gives on the ice.  Shortly after being born in  Sechelt 19 years ago, Butch  and his family moved to Williams  Lake. Beginning at age 7, he  played minor hockey for 9 years,  after which he played 2 years for  Jacobson Brothers in the Williams Lake Commercial Hockey  League. From ages 13 through  17 Butch attended the U.B.C.  Summer Hockey School where  Bob McAneely, of the National  Hockey League's Los Angeles  Kings was his instructor. Of  McAneely, Rogers says, "He  really taught me a lot. I'd have to  say he's been the biggest influence, in my style of hockey."  According to Butch the game in  Tacoma on Oct. 22nd against;  the Seattle Vikings was his first."-  good game of the three in which  the Gales have been involved so  far..  "I had that cold that .everyone  has had around here," (and in  Seattle, too, it seems) "I finally  . felt strong enough to put all my  effort into the game." The netj-  result was two goals for Rogers.*  (Last week's report of one was  due to misinformation.)  Why did he come back to the  Coast? -  "Well,  I was down here last  winter and played a few games  with Wakefield.  That was a five- ������'���  game series against Powell River."  Oh Yeah, but it only went four  games. After that I decided to  move back here."  Butch lives with his grandparents and used to be a summer  complaint so he knows a lot of  people here.  "For the amount of time  hockey has been played on the  Coast, the Gales are really good,"  says Rogers. "I think Randy and  Bill Rayment deserve a lot of  credit for putting this team,  this organization together. They  were the ones who had to stick  with it when things got tough.''  Butch's hobbies include both  water and snow skiing. Winter  being dominant in the interior  of B.C. Skidooing is a favourite  of Rogers, too. He also likes  swimming. Of hockey, he says,  "Team effort is all important."  On the  Strikes  spares  rocks  Bodnarek scores four  .           ,.-.- -:;:.. .    Wi.XX;     V  as Gales whip Vikings  i��  by Pat Edwards  The Curling Clinic  held  last  weekend proved to be one of our  most   successful   ventures   this  season. Approximately 45 curlers  took advantage of this event to  learn the rule changes, and the  etiquette of curling on Saturday  night.    Sunday afternoon found  them back at the rink to pick up  pointers   from    Mike   Clement,  Brian     Gelchrist     and     Harold  _ Pratt.   These fine curlers attended the P.C.C.A. clinics so that  they could come back and pass  the information on to us.    From  all reports, everyone went home  tired but wiser.   The instructors  found   the   curlers   enthusiastic  and  quick to learn, and  would  like to thank all those who turned  out.   There will be other clinics  in the future when the instructors  hope  to  divide  the  group  into  beginners and more experienced  curlers so that they can spend  more time with each person.  Bernie Parker reports that  the seniors are settling into  some good curling and anticipate  a good season. Both Sechelt  and Gibsons rinks could use a  few more spares, so if you like  to curl but don't want to be tied  to a schedule, put your name on  the-spare list. You can do this  by phoning Bernie or Robert-.  F***��<3-     :, j,. .ji  BY Bud Mulcaster  We joined forces with North  Shore Bowl last Sunday for the  Master-Bantam Tournament.  There were ten teams involved,  each with one Master Bowler  and two Y.B.C. Bantams. The  team of Cindy Skytte, Richard  Conner and myself came in.third  and the team of Arlene Mulcaster, Andy Solinsky and Dianne  Fitchell came in fifth. We took  four extra boys as North Shore  Bowl was short of Bantam Boys.  They were Sean Tetzlaff, Billy  Wilson, Lance Davis and Ardan  MacKenzie. We all bowled  fairly well and had a good time.  Last Monday our Coffee  League ladies went against  Sechelt's ladies and got wiped.  The Sechelt ladies took all the  money but low game money and  have a 600 pin lead. They will  be back here on Nov. 7th and we  will get our revenge. (I hope.)  Not too many 300 games in  league action but one that was  rolled was a dandy. Art Holden  came through with a big 371  single and 889 for three in the  Gibsons 'A' League. Vivian  Chamberlin had a 325 single and  Coast News, November 1, 1977.  Freeman Reynolds rolled a 311  single in the Ball & Chain.  In the  Classic League  Kathy  Clark   was   best   with   a   high  single of 293 and  a   1041   four  game total.    Freeman Reynolds  was  right  behind  with   a   high  single of 291 and 1026 for four.  Bonnie McConnell had the high  single for the night with a 297  game.   Big games in all leagues  and   even   the    Senior    Y.B.C.  League came through with some  large singles, as follows:  Senior Y.B.C: Michele Solinsky  285-587, Rolande LePage 270-569  Colleen Bennett 271-634, Charles  Storvold 261-657, Jeff Mulcaster  251-664, Mike Maxfield 266-657.  Classic: Bonnie   McConnell 297-  920, Kathy Clark 293-1041, Mel  delos Santos  263-975,   Freeman  Reynolds    291-1026.       Tuesday  Coffee:    Carol Tetzlaff 247-676,  Phillis Hoops 247-676.  Swingers:  Belle    Wilson    249-659,    Hugh  Inglis   245-594.       Gibsons   'A':  Mary Braun 237-625, Art Holden  371-889.       Wednesday    Coffee:  Dot   Robinson   260-664,   Bonnie  McConnell 271-717, Kathy Clark  293-757.    Ball & Chain:    Marg  Williams 213-607, Brian Butcher  256-689,    Ray   Coates    262-694,  Freeman      Reynolds      311-853.  Phuntastic:   Orbita delos Santos  218-635,   John   Solnik   254-673,  Mel  delos  Santos  256-676,   Art  Holden 247-694.   Legion:   Carole  Skytte 239.-671, Gary Fitchell 275-  620.    Y.B.C. Bantams:    Arlene  Mulcaster 163-269, Paul Jan 145-  273,   Richard   Conner    170-275.  Lance     Davis     167-288,     Andy  Solinsky     194-365. Juniors:  Carmella  delos  Santos   178-502,  Glen Hanchar 205-534.  Rughy  teams  defeated  Saturday was a bleak day for  Gibsons rugby as both local clubs  took beatings from strong Vancouver sides. At Brockton Oval,  an exceptionally strong Rowing  Club team thrashed Gibsons IV's  30-3. Playing good fundamental  rugby, the Rowers beat Gibsons  at their own game and rolled to  a well-deserved win.  Over on the other side of town,  in a game which was much closer  than the score indicates, the  Scribes dropped Gibsons Ill's  16-3. A rough, tough, but clean  and exciting game saw the  Scribes make fewer errors, get  a couple of early breaks and go  on to beat Gibsons.  This Saturday. Gibsons Ill's  play locally on the Elphinstone  field. Game time is 1:15. The  IV's have a rest this week but will  play an exhibition game Sunday  against Powell River, again on  the Elphinstone field at noon.  rWWVSftVWWWWVWWWV  Drop off your Coast News  .Classifieds at Campbell's Family  Shoes & Leather Goods In downtown Sechelt. It's convenient!  tide tables  Tue. Nov. 1  0200  0925  1520  1930  Wed. Nov. 2  0235 V  1025  1625  2015  4.2  13.9  10.2  11.4  4.7  13.9  10.1  10.9  Thur. Nov. 3  0320  1105  1755  2130  Fri. Nov. 4  0420  1200  1850  2305  5.3  13.9  9.6  10.4  6.6  14.0  8.1  GIBSONS LANES  Hwy 101,  886-2086  Reference:  Point Atkinson  Sat. Nov. 5  0515  1245  1940  Sun. Nov. 6  0050  0630  1320  2010  Mon. Nov. 7  0215  0745  1400  2055  OPEN  Friday & Saturday 7 ��� 11 p.m.  RACQUETS  STRUNG  Now you can get your  badminton and tennis  racquets re-strung at  TRAIL BAY SPORTS.  Drop your racquets  off/ at either location -  Gibsons or Sechelt.  by Ed Lands  Sunday afternoon's encounter  between the Vikings and Gales  started off as an evenly matched  affair, the first period ending in  a 1-1 tie. But the second stanza  spelled the beginning of the end  for the Vikings who couldn't skate  with the highly geared Gales  losing 7-1.  Kelly Bodnarek's ,'4-goal performance shone through as his  linemates Jim Gray and Dave  Lamb each netted one. The other  Gale marker came off the stick  of Roy  McBrien.  Sixteen penalties were handed-  out in the game, 11 to the Gales.  With the exception of an unsportsmanlike call on Gales' Rick  Ion and twin roughing minors to"  Bodnarek and Viking's Daryle  Dodman the game was cleanly  played.  Jockstrapularily speaking: Both  Saturday's and Sunday's games  were videotaped by CKVU  Channel 13 for future'viewing.  Next week's games will be played  at the Sunshine Coast Arena  Saturday at 8:30p.m. and Sunday  at 2:00 p.m. These games will-J  also be videotaped. '  TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HOMELITE'S  SPECIAL OFFER NOW.  $  30  OO  OFF  No one has to tell you what's happening to farm  equipment prices! Spiralling costs are sending  them soaring. So buying a Homelite Chain Saw  today is an investment you'll appreciate for years  to come.  HOMELITE XL-12  Packed with power yet light in weight,  the XL-12 handles every farm chore  ��� fence post and wood cutting,  pruning and lot clearing. Built for  years of dependable performance.  16"barV  Suggested retail price: S249.95,**  Until Nov. 30,1977  ONLY $219.95/,  HOMELITE XL-AUTOMATIC  Big fuel tank means faster  woodcutting jobs. Automatic oiler  means longer chain and guide bar  life. 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Save your shoes-  Let our classified pages  do the waiking for you.  886-2622  886-7817  Forty years of wireless  operation on B.C Coast  ASK ABOUT OUR STEREO RENTALS  CALL  by E. Gordon Kelk  second of a four  part series  886-9733  tf*  cS  RENT COLOR  ���No Deposit  ���3 Month Min  i  OPEN 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Tuesday - Saturday  GIBSONS & DISTRICT  Will sponsor a meeting of all candidates running for Gibsons Council in  Gibsons Legion Hall on Wednesday,  November 9th at 7:30 p.m.  Come out to the meeting and hear  from the people who may be making  decisions which will affect your lives  for the next two years.  Candidates     for     Regional  Area "E" also welcome.  Board  I  DEMOCRACY NEEDS  AN INFORMED ELECTORATE  Isolated communities devoid in  telegraphic or telephonic facilities  were linked in order that contact  with the outside world could be  maintained at all times. Radio  was the sole means of communication between the Queen  Charlotte Islands and the mainland.  During this time period at  Victoria, the Pulsen Arc sets  were being superseded by continuous wave 'valve' (or tube as  they are now called) transmission, and broadcasting was to  be a thing of the future; already  making its mark in the U.S.  In the twenties,  experimental tests of vagaries  of the either were carried out by  the stations on Gonzales Hill,  (Victoria) Bull Harbour, (northern  end of Vancouver Island) Estevan  and Pachena Point. These tests  were made at the instigation of  Commander C. P. Edwards,  director of the Canadian Radiotelegraph Service.  Results of these findings along  with others, proved of tremendous value to the radio world.  The overland test transmissions  showed great fluctuations at  certain hours during the night,  while observations over water  from the Canadian station at  Estevan Point and from the  U.S. Naval station at Tatoosh  Island, off Cape Flattery, were  normal and steady throughout  the night, and showed no tendency to deviate.  The existence of this marked  effect over land was explained as  due to less rapid deionization  over water than over land, and  its influence on the reflecting  surface ofthe Heaviside layer.  When the Dominion Government started a large scale updating and expansion program  to the wireless service in the early  twenties, the D.O.T. attracted  many young men from all walks  of life; engineers, wireless operators, also handymen who could  cut trail and help in the gener.i  aVliewL  GARDEN TILLERS  Throttle control  Knob control allows  handlebar, to awing from  aid* to aida. Locka into  aalacted poaition.v  Fingartip control (or  main clutch, throttle  and revaraa.  Adjustable depth shoe,  All-steel tine hood and  soil leveling tailboard.  Two speeds forward  two reverse, control.  Separate tine clutch  permits tractor operation  without lines turning.  7 HP 4 cycle, cast iron  engine with 4-quart  Tiller drive gears run  in oil bath.  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At an early age he joined  the army, deciding then to make  it his career.  With the British Army busily  engaged in establishing an empire, he travelled to a number of  outposts including some in India.  It was there that he earned a  commission serving with a  cavalry regiment and was placed  in charge of communications.  His job involved the laying of  land wires, and the installation  of telephonic equipment.  When the war broke out in  1914, Kelk was shipped back to  England. Still with the communications branch, he served in  the Dardanelles. He had a close  call while transmitting messages  to his unit. The Turks, after  many rounds of artillery fire,  began to get the range on the  station and methodically lobbed  shells, getting closer and closer.  Fortunately some of the shells  were duds, with one landing just  behind the office. The repeated  calls for help were finally answered, and the Turks driven off.  One of his favourite tales  involved a German zeppelin;  here in his own words, an excerpt  from an article he wrote for The  Vancouver Sun, March 11th,  1923.  "One incident indelibly imprinted in the writer's mind  centres around the destruction  of the first zeppelin over England,  at Potter's Bar on the outskirts  of London, the result of the late ������  captain Robinson's exploit."  "We had tracked this aerial  parish across the North Sea,  over the Yorkshire coastline,  across the Humber, through the  ..Midlands.. ;As_-;the/.distance be7  tween'the vulture and the metro- \  polis rapidly decreased, so the  volume of the wireless, signals  increased, the enemy operator  transmitting his periodical reports with precision and an unruffled calm. Apparently no  human agency could prevent  the coming onslaught, the situation grew tense, momentarily  we expected to hear the explosion  of death dealing bombs, and  then...although we knew it  not.  Nemesis   was   stalking   abroad  that night...we heard the zeppelin-  operator break off abruptly in  the middle of a message, a few  seconds silence, then a hurried  agitated call, followed by a  warning signal of quickly diminishing strength, then complete  silence. The watchers had heard  men on the way to meet their  Maker.  A few moments afterwards,  the confirmatory news came  through; "Bravo," Captain  Robinson, V.C. - R.I.P."  Wireless was a World War I  baby, and was used with a good  deal of success by both sides.  Ironically its peacetime role in  Canada was that of saving lives,  continuing up to World War II  when the coasts were silenced  and blacked out.  Again evolution went hand  in hand with revolution (war)  and produced Radar, Loran,  radiotelephone, and numerous  other electronic aids. Wireless  finally giving way to a chain of  Loran stations that have won  world recognition as a mode of  gudance for ships and aircraft.  .In a few circumstances wireless  with Morse Code is still used  as an international signal language.  Wallace came directly to  Canada after World War I,  and his knowledge of wireless  soon found him a job with the  Department of Transport. His  first major assignment was Alert  Bay. British Columbia, where  he settled into a new station  house with his family. His previous experience enabled him to  help with the installation of new  equipment, and later serve the  station as O.l.C. for several  years.  Alert Bay. (a small community -  at that time) is situated on crescent shaped Cormorant Island on  the upper east coast of Vancouver  Island  at the top of Johnstone  Straits.     The   original   wireless  station was built in  1912.    Mr.  .Wastell supervised the building,  while Mr. Dundas served as the  first operator.   Even at that early  date,   the  station   proved  indis-  pensible.   handling   many   messages for the government telegraph when the lines were-dowp. .  ?  Compared with other stations  pn    windswept    isolated    points"  along   the   coast,   these   people  were   fortunate   sharing   in   the  comforts that exist in any small  town. There were grocery stores,  a hospital, schools, and even an  ice cream parlor.    Steamer service    was    good    with    regular  scheduled trips during the month.  The      government      wireless  service   processed   many   thousands of messages that were relayed   to   major   cities,   this   in  Pounding Pacific Surf on one side and lush rain-drenched forest on the other, lonely light -  house clings to cliff at Pachena Point on west coast of Vancouver Island.  turn  aided   in   the  growth   and  stabilization of industry.  Around 1921. the station consisted of-two houses for the  operators and their families,  a powerhouse, and wireless  building. An added feature  that was very much in use was  a cable car on rails. This led  down the hill to the cannery  wharf: all supplies and equipment were hauled up by this  method.  Alert Bay's busy station operated twenty-four hours around  the clock, and many an urgent  message was recorded during  the small hours - an expectant  mother - an injured fisherman or  logger, to be rushed to hospital -  a ship aground in the inside  passage. These types of calls  ���were given' absolute'preference  over others, and any-unwanted,  interfering signals transmitted  over the v danger zone were  quickly silenced! Operators often  working double shifts with irregular hours, had little patience  with well rested hams who wanted a few minutes chit-chat.  The precise nature of their work -  headphones on. straining to  make sense out of weak signals,  catching every clot and dash.  often relayed from stations  many miles away, translating  into long-hand, then transmitting  answers. This all look its toll,  leaving operators exhausted and  badly in need of sack time.  Routine schedule was not so  demanding - a scowload of coal -  a cargo of pulp, a packerload  of salmon to reach Vancouver at  a certain time. - a tug towing  a large boom of logs, having to  .lay-up in some hay waiting for  weather. These were the messages that made up the commercial aspects of wireless.  It was during the government  expansion program that one c.\-  tremc-h vicious stretch of water  on the Pacific coast from Cape  Beale to Port Renfrew, was  making the news frequently.  This reef-strewn, piece ,of coasts' .3 V i i U?\' \j ! '  line had claimed many a ship,  earning the well deserved title  "Graveyard of the Pacific" perhaps second only to Sable Island  on the Atlantic side as a shipping hazard.  Writers of marine history  have defined the "Graveyard"  in a much broader sense. Some  have it stretching from the Race  Rocks to Cape Scott, in a way  this is quite true, but mile for  mile, the Pachena area has claimed more wrecks, and at an earlier  time period than any other on  the B.C. coast. Strong onshore  winds from the southwest, and  dangerous variable currents not  surveyed at that time were contributing factors.  Wallace Kelk was transfered-"  to Pachena Point in 1923, helping  with the installation of new  directional finding equipment,  staying with the lighthouse  people while houses for the  operators were being built. That  fall of the same year, the station  was put into service with Kelk  asO.I.C.  Lockstead reports  from Legislature  GENERAL MEETING  PENDER HARBOUR & DISTRICT  RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION  SUNDAY N0V.6th,1977  2p.m.  MADEIRA PARK  COMMUNITY HALL  The legislature was called back  in an emergency session this past  week to debate Bill 92. the Essential Services Dispute Act. What  this bill amounts to is an erosion  of the rights of the working  people of this province. I will  elaborate on that point, but 1  want to point out the government  failed to deal with the real emergency in this province. The  economic situation in B.C. is in  urgent need of attention as the  120.000 people who are unem-  plyed will attest to. In my riding  alone; there is 18% unemployment and the prospects for the  winter are extremely bleak. That  the government failed once again  to address itself to these problems and instead brought the  MLA's back to a trumped-up  atmosphere of crisis is callous  beyond belief.  What then does this misguided  bill provide? It changes the  Labour Code and the power of  the Labour Relations Board in  basically three areas. It extends  to the cabinet the discretionary  power to proclaim a 90 day cooling off period in disputes involving most public employees and  all Crown Corporation employees.  Previously the Cabinet only had  that power in ferry and railway  disputes. Parenthetically     it  should be noted how well that  law worked in the recent ferry  dispute. Ferry management  used it as a tactic  to  postpone  Gibsons Lawn Mower  & Chain Saw Service  #5, Gibsons  Industrial Park, Shaw Rd.  886-2912  HERE NOW  THE GREEN MACHINE  Two-cycle, gas driven HEAVY DUTY  brush cutter comes complete with brush  blade (as shown), tree trimmer blade,  and super WEED EATER grass cutter  plus shoulder strap and leg guard for  only $369.00.  ��� REPAIRS TO ALL MAKES ���  NOW IS THE TIME  Don't wait 'til Spring to service your lawn mowers,  chain saws and other light equipment.  i  meaningful negotiations, and 1  suspect Hydro and B.C.G.E.U.  workers will come up against  the same evasive action for their  Crown Corporations. The 90 day  cooling off period will not instill  trust.  The second major change that  Bill 92 accomplishes is the inclusion of a "threat to the provincial economy" clause. That  is, where before essential services disputes were ruled illegal  if there was danger to life, health  I  or safety,  now  they  are  ruled -  illegal if they are a threat to the  provincial welfare.  More serious- ".  y, where before it was the LRB ;  :hat decided the life, health and  ;  safety clause, it is now the pre-  ���  rogative of the Cabinet to decide.   ;  It  remains   to  be   seen   if  the.  Cabinet will  abuse   the   clause  "a   danger   to   the   provincial  2conomy".     If the  Cabinet   so"  wishes,   any dispute  could  en-  ".  danger that idea of the welfare   .'  af the provincial economy.  The third area of change con-   .'  :erns the new sanctions that will   '  apply if an order under the Act is'  not complied with.   The penalty *,  for employees that say do not go   ;  back to work under the 90 day   ;  cooling off period  is a fine of  -  a day's pay for every day  not   :  worked.   But the most ludicrous   ���  section of the law is the donation  of that fine to charity.  As of this  writing that section of the law has  not been amended and it seems ���.  the Socreds are fearful of losing   I  face   by   changing   anything   in   .'  the Bill.    But think of it.    How   I  willing will labour organizations   :  be to such worthy charities  as ;  the United Way if they are co- *  erced    into   paying    repressive'  labour fines into these charities ?  The Bill also seems to point to  an   extraordinary   lack   of  confidence in the Minister of Labour.  That  is,   previously   under   the   .  Labour Code, the Minister had  the power to appoint a special ������  officer   to   make   investigations   ;  and recommendations in a labour   '  dispute.     Bill  92  provides  the   ;  exact   same  thing   with   but   a   ���  change of name.   There is now   -  an   agency   and   a   fact-finder  instead   of   a   special    officer.  r-^        j   However, there is one important  ���  ������ S     diffiprpn�����        D_(n,o   ti..*   ���tc     *  ^   difference.    Before that officer  *?*^  ��������*��;$&  YOUR CAR DOESN'T HAVE TO LOOK LIKE A TANK.  Wal-Ven will get the dents out.  UAfcVCN AOTi etOY  BBB-7199  was appointed by the Minister,  now he and the agency are  appointed by Cabinet.  For all your Carpets  v  We handle I.C.B.C. claims. mS mdw %mB      m    m +-* b_fl     J  / Coast News, November 1, 1977,  COAST NEWS   CLASSIFIED ADS  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  CLASSIFIED RATES &  INFORMATION:  All listings 50? per line per week.  Or use the Economical 4 for 3 rate  4 weeks for the price of 3  NO REFUNDS  Classified  Ad Policy  Minimum $2.00 per Insertion.  All fees payable prior to insertion.  * In the event of an error the  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected insertion only.  These Classifications  remain free  ��� Coming Events  -Lost  ��� Found  This offer is made available for private individuals.  Print your ad In the squares Including the price of the item and your telephone number. Be sure to leave a blank space after each word.  No phone orders Please. Just mall in die coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or money order, to Coast News, Classifieds, Box 460, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0, or  bring in person to the Coast News office, Gibsons  DROP OFF POINT: Campbell's Shoes and Leather Goods Store, Sechelt.  Coast News  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON 1VO  CLASSIFICATION:  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc.   ���. _       I       ���i��� -��� _ ���. _. ���.*.���  Coming  Events  Help select the next Member of  Parliament for Comox-Pcwell  River. Join the Progressive  Conservatives by writing to P.O.  Box 3445, Courtenay, B.C.  Stand up for Canada. #47  General Ski Club meeting,  Roberts Creek school, 8:00 p.m.  Tuesday, Nov. 8th. This meeting  is open to the public. New  members most welcome. #44  Roberts Creek Legion Branch 219  Indian sweater draw. Ladies  sweater; Mrs. R. Milliner,  Roberts Creek, Men's sweater  won by Mrs. Betty Tyson, Wilson  Creek. Branch #219 thanks  Helga Connors who knitted the  sweaters. #44  Elphinstone Secondary presents  ONE WORLD - a series on  Habitat. Nov. 27th noon - 5:00.  A series of video tapes from  Habitat 1976, and displays. Do  take part in this worthwhile  event. #45  St. Bart's W.A. Bazaar  Saturday, Nov. 5th at the Legion  Hall, 2 - 4 p.m. Admission 50$.  Refreshments. Everybody  welcome. #44  Announcements Obituaries  Mrs. David A. Hill is pleased to  announce the forthcoming  marriage of her daughter,  Deborah Kathleen to William E.  Kidner, son of Mr. and Mrs.  William T. Kidner of North Vancouver, on Saturday, November  26th, 1977, at 7:00 p.m. at St.  Helen's Anglican Church at  4405 West 8th Ave., Vancouver,  B.C. #44  NOTICE  Bids are now being taken until  November 15th on all phases of  construction for a 37 suite apartment for Gibsons. Contact  Pacus Constr. Ltd., "A" 430  Bruce Ave., Nanaimo, B.C.  V9R 3Y1 or telephone 753-0412.  #47  Ranniger: Passed away the 23rd  of October, 1977, Harold Armand  Ranniger, late of Gibsons in his  77th year. Survived by his  loving wife, Lila, son Dick, of  Gibsons, one brother, one sister,  three grandchildren. Funeral  service was held Thursday,  October 27th at the Devlin  Funeral Home, Gibsons. Rev.  D. Brown officiated. Cremation.  Alan Wilson and Paulette Burgart  are pleased to announce the birth  of their son Joshua Paul on  Wednesday, October 19th, 1977,  in St. Mary's Hospital. A grandson for Mr. & Mrs. John R.  Wilson of Gibsons and Mr. &  Mrs. Paul Burgart of Fruitvale,  B.C.  CARDS OF THANKS  Mr. A. G. Stew and son Jim wish  to thank C.U.P.E. Local 801,  staff and students at Elphinstone,  with special thanks to Division  A, also to all the people who  stood beside us in our time of  sorrow.  Wanted  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 696-2812  Work Wanted f  ii in  ��� i ii       ���    ���,*  .��� ���?  Fast, Clean, Efficient J  CHIMNEY CLEANING        f  Vacuum equipped. 886-7785.  tfn>  Prawn   Traps   -  886-2877.  any  condition.  #44  Wanted  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON  Rule your weight  with   TOPS!  Take time from your routine  responsibilities to evaluate and  concentrate on self-improvement  and to gain new insight into a  common problem. Provide an  opportunity to discuss freely  problems concerning obesity,  give and receive help and gain  new enthusiasm towards the goal  of taking off pounds and keeping  off pounds sensibly. Come to a  TOPS meeting on Thursday  afternoon, 1:30 p.m. at the  Gibsons Health Unit. #44  Obituaries  Mellis: Myrtle, on October 30,  1977, of Sechelt and Vancouver  in her 70th year. Survived by  her husband, Albert, two daughters, Mrs. Verna Griffin and Mrs.  Joan Hoar, . two sons, Donald  Albert Mellis and James William  Mellis, thirteen grandchildren,  one great-grandchild. Memorial  service at the Unitarian Church,  49th & Oak St., Vancouver.  In lieu of flowers, donations to  St. Mary's Hospital appreciated.  AMATEUR TALENT  We'd like to have an Amateur  Night every Wednesday - anyone  interested in performing please  drop by the Beach Comber Motor  Inn, and talk to Dennis or Gord.  Timber Wanted plus Alder  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creeks  ROBERTS CREEK LEGION  Opens at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday!  Early  bird  bingo   7:00,   regular  8:00 p.m. Everybody welcome!  Work Wanted  Bob Kelly Clean Up Ltd.  A load on this truck  is a load off your mind!  886-9433 tfn  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.  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  I  ���  Evergreen Landscaping  *  fe  Complete Landscaping Services %  Fall Garden Clean-up - All Types  of   Pruning.      Free   Estimates.:  885-5033 #46!  ^TjewservJceTI  WILL DO ODD JOBS  Have truck & equipment,  time. 886-7917.  Any-  #44  r  ��  *  &���  HUGH'S ��  PAINTING!  &  WINDOW  CLEANING!  Call  886-7060  UT  -     Free Estimates    |:j  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  -r-r-r_-rj-mT_r_r AUTOMOTIVE   <_��W5��S_p_#5-PSsr  r  r  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  TOYOTA  New & Used Car Sales  All Make, Parts & Services  Gibsons AL JAMIESON Phone886-7919  NEED TIRES'*  Come m to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  jm-*-rjr-r-r-r BUILDING SUPPLY -VMm*mm*m   ^  ' TWINCREEKLUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  Everything for your building Needs  <8ur6t electric lib.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons, Roberts Creek & Madeira Park  865-3133. -'  J. McKenzie Ron Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd. P.O. Box 387 Sechelt   V0N3A0  N  Box 860  Gibsons  ��v  BE ELECTRIC bri  D  Phone  886-7605  A  RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL  Maintenance     Pole Line    Electronics  ���POWER    TO    THE    PEOPLE"             j  mmTAVmr-Tjr-rMmW-   EXCAVATING     -r-r-r-r-rjr+r  _#_M_#_M*K#M/SC. SERVICES w^MW-TjrjrMr  PENINSULA DRYWALL SERVICE  "TT/ie Dependability People '"$ it Gyproc put up  Enquiries please phone ^  Insulation installed  after 6:00 p.m. Greg or Rick: 886-2706  r  v  MACK'S NURSERY  SUN SHIN E CO AST HIGH W AY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants wv._  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed for Pesticide Spraying  P.M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  ^\  P.O. Box 609  Sechelt, B.C.  Bus: 885-2332  Res. 886-7701  V.  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.  Free Estimates  Phone 886-2291 -2  S CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterlines. etc  Ph. 885-292T  A  Roberts   Creek  r  J J* .*���' IC3"_"'*_*~\  f T^_   Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.  Delivery Phone 886-9221  Highway 101, Gibsons  CADRE CONSTRUCTION LTD.  - HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION -  Framing, remodelling, additions  ne Road Gibsons 886-2311  J.B. EXCAVATING 886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage installation  ��� Dump Truck ���  Backhoe V\.  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing                       ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields   5^  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations - Ready-Mix Concrete  ^ 885-9666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C.  >V  r  At the sign ot  the  Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  Arc and Acty. Welding Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating  Automotive - Marine Repair  Phone 886-7721 Marine Ways Res. 886-9956  f% 'Serving  Langdale  to Earls  Cove"  W. W. UPHOLSTERY & BOAT TOPS LTD.  "   -     y i  Everything for your upholstery needs  FOAM - PLEXIGLASS SALES  886-7310  1779Wyngaert  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONSetc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  SEWEASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-2725  ^  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNERSERVICE     0QC   71 11  Complete Instrument OOU"/lll  885-9973  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Oles Cove  'Commercial Containers available  886-2938  STAN HILSTAD   ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  OR REROOFING  Gibsons R.R. 1, Port Mellon Highway        Phone 886-2923  R & B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  GRAVELTRUCK  Septic Systems    Land Cieari ng  886-9633 or 886-9365  >  r  >V  PIANO & ORGAN LESSONS YOU ENJOY  Ages 3 to? 886-9030  B.C. Registered Music Teacher        children        >  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  io.  I ^KITCHEN  CREMODELLING  i^   CENTRE  KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS  886-9411  DAY or EVENING  Showroom in the Twilight Theatre Bldg,  /C  VINYLDECK is the final deck  ^.  For maintenance free weatherproof attractive  sun decks and patios, call: 10 Year Guarantee  PACIFIC VINYLDECK       886-2922  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cablnetsand Fixtures -fr 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   -fr Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  885-3417  R   BIRKIN  Beach   Ave.,   Roberts   Creek        885-3310  r  '.Mr_r_r__T_rjrjr ELECTRIC   -*-*-*-*  RAY COATES PLU M Bl NG  886-7695  Contract Renovations & Service Work  PENINSULA OFFICE & BOOKKEEPING  SERVICES LTD. Phone 886-2511  Box 1066 (Dental Block) Gibsons, B.C.  ��� COMPLETE BOOKKEEPING SERVICES ���  ^Aiso offices in SECHELT 885-2900 and MADEIRA PARK 883-2232,  GUTTERS "    FREE ESTIMATES ^  phone  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  Commercial flflCOOOO Chapman Rd.  Residential �������*���� Sechelt .  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials for Sate  Phone 886-2664      Member Allied Van Lines      R.R. 1, Gibsons  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  V.  Res. 886-9949  BILL BLACICh  ROOFING  Shingles, S'hakes, Tar and Gravel  ANDREASSEN     ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  1886-7320 or 885-3320  Industrial & Residential  r  v.  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING -PIPEFITTING -STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  CARMI CRANE SERVICE  Industrial or Residential Lifting  Phone  886-2401 or ��36-2312  r  GIBSONS LAWN MOWER &      886-2912  CHAIN SAW SERVICE  Gibsons Industrial Park, #5, Shaw Rd.  "Repairs to all makes"  ^  /*  DOGWOOD     CUE    866-2888  ��� Breakfast (All day)  ��� Lunches  ��� Dinners Gibsons, B.C.1  DOMESTIC  SEWING  MACHINE  REPAIRS  Days  886-2111  Eves  886-9427  "N  RANDY'S GARDEN SERVICE  RANDY DUNN      Diploma i .n Horticulture  LANDSCAPE DESIGN & CONSULTING  GARDEN MAINTENANCE       Box 1094. Sechelt, 885-3727.  ^ 12.  Coast News, November 1,1977.  L*W^i  Work Wanted      Work Wanted  LOST  U3��  ^ INDEPENDENT ELECTRICAL SURVEYS  TESTING & ANALYSIS OF INSTALLATIONS  PROTECTION AT NOMINAL COST  DETAILED REPORTS AND RECORDS  * HOME * COMMERCE * INDUSTRY *  * Special home buyer - home owner service  Be aware in times of spiralling prices  Comprehensive checks: Safety, Structural,  Energy Conservation, Upgrading, Additions.  t$t  Preventative maintenance appraisals  ��� CAT-BACKHOE ���  GRAVEL TRUCK AVAILABLE  Land clearing, Septic systems  886-9633  886-9365  EXPERIENCED SEAMSTRESS  For experienced sewing needs���  suits, coats, slacks, dresses,  gowns, etc. 886-7436. #47  ��  jt^  -t#  .V  *���  Babysitting after school & on  weekends. 2 responsible girls.  886-7917. #44  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees are our  speciality.  ��� Topping  -A- Limbing  * Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Services Ltd.  885-2109  Female Siamese cat. . Please  call 886-9623.      >'    #44  Siamese female cat, with crocked  tail in Dougal Park area. Reward  $20. 886-7081. #44  Would the person(s) who have  acquired Skeeter Macey; a male,  albino (white) Shepherd, 2 yrs.  old, return him to his family at  Langdale. Days: 886-2245 or  eves: 886-2840. #44  Licensed  Call 886-2613  Will do babysitting in my home  weekdays 8-5. Preferably ages  1-4,    Roberts    Creek.        Phone  885-9255. #44  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.  1 TON TRUCK FOR HIRE  Light Moving & Hauling  Gardening & Light Landscaping  After 6 p.m. call 886-9294.  CARPENTER  With 20 years experience available for small jobs in Roberts  Creek and Gibsons area. Gordon  Lindsay 886-2332. #45  Qualified French Teacher  Beginners and/or Advanced  Children and/or Adults, private  in your own home. Answer to  #27, RR #1, Field Road, Sechelt,  B. C. #46  For your fireplace call John  Hammond, your local bricklayer.  For free estimate phone 883-9672  or write Box 126, Garden Bay. #44  LOST  Pets  Himalayan 2 yr. old spayed cat.  $50.00. 886-2512. #44  Doberman Pinscher CKC registered. Our Isabella Kawa-Kanan  will have her litter 1st week in  Nov. Will be ready for Christmas  time. Tail docked, tattoed and  puppy shots. Deposits accepted  now. 885-5393.        #45  Opportunities  ��� Portraits     ��� Weddings     ���  ��� Passports   ��� Commercial   *  ��� Copy and Restoration work  ���  Professionally done in your home  or in ours.  Day or Evening call 886-7964  Property  New homes selling for cost from  builder. Low, low down payment-  Chaster Road area. Skylights,  fireplace. Mortgages. Phone  885-3356. #45  View lot with building Sargent  Rd. Gibsons. $19,900. o.b.o.  Also: Level 80 x 150 serviced lots  on Hwy. Langdale Chines.  $13,000. o.b.o. 876-7773 or  434-6326. #47  FOR SALE BY OWNER  3 bedroom house, Granthams  Landing, oil heat, elec. hot H20,  100 amp service, view south over  Keats. Boat mooring, self-contained suite in basement, w/w,  elec. range, new roof, septic  tank, wiring, insulation, close to  ferries, store, P.O., beach.  $28,000. Contact Norm: Catamaran 'Tompatz', Gibsons dock  or 886-9609. #44  By owner: New three bedroom  house, 1,300 sq. ft., full basement  two fireplaces, ensuite, double  glass windows, double plumbing,  sundeck, fantastic view in Davis  Bay area. Ready for immediate  possession. 885-3773. #46  r  For Rent  l_  SUPERIOR ELECTRIC  FOR GUARANTEED  SERVICE  CALL R. SIMPKINS  885-2412  FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE  Lost Horseshoe Bay: 3 yr. old  Sib. Husky (sled dog), black &  white, face mask. REWARD.  921-9584,921-9413. #44  K. BUTLER REALTY  1538 Gower Point Rd.      886-2000 or 886-2607  WYNGAERT ROAD: Full basement, well  maintained 2 bdrm home on fully landscaped  view lot. 1150 sq. ft. on each floor with lower  floor fully developed as in-law suite. Offers  to $65,000.  SOUTH FLETCHER: Fully serviced 70' x  120' view lot in good residential area.  Easy walking to Post Office, shopping, etc.  Asking $17,500.  HIGHWAY ACREAGE: 43/4 acres has  213' Hwy. front. Asking $85,000.  GOWER POINT: New 3 bdrm full basement  home on large view lot in quiet area. Good  family home with basement partly finished.  Only $59,000.  ROBERTS CREEK: In private setting on  nicely treed acre. Well constructed 5-rm  bungalow. Consisting 2 bdrms, cozy living  rm. with fireplace, modern U-shaped kitchen  off spacious dining rm. Utility, attached  carport. A terrific buy at only $49,500^--^      ,      ^HBfcJ  SUB-DIVISION  CONSULTATION  REAL ESTATE  V~f  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  HOMES  JONMcRAE  885-3670  AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD  Office: 886-2277  Vancouver Line:  Toll Free.   682-1513  CHRIS KANKAINEN  885-3545  APPRAISALS  MORTAGES  NOTARYPUBLIC  NORTH FLETCHER: 5 years old, on  view lot 76' x 145'. Landscaped. Stucco  finish. Extra large living room, dining  room, two large bedrooms upstairs,  completely finished downstairs with extra  bathroom, rec. room, bedroom, utility  and workbench. Carport and carpeted  sundeck. Mortgage available.  F.P. $54,000.  GRANDVIEW ROAD: A truly distinctive  home, custom built and designed. This  3 bedroom home has 1322 sq. ft. up and  has a fully finished basement. All rooms  are extremely large. 5 bedrooms in  total, 3 bathrooms. Finished fireplaces  up and down. Central vacuum system,  double sealed windows, covered sundeck.  Double carport, paved driveway. All  this on a large fully landscaped lot at the  roads end. This home is for the family  that demands perfection from their home.  F.P. $72,000.  GIBSONS: 1539 Sargent Road. Custom  built uniquely designed home. Spectacular view, landscaped terraced lot in  exceptionally good area. Three bedrooms  on main floor, sunken living room, two  fireplaces, ensuite plumbing off master  bedroom. Full b&Mment with built-in  bar, etc. If you ��ro looking for quality  built and original design this is the home  for you. All appliance;) Included.  F.P. $72,900.  NORTH FLETCHER: .3 bdrm. home on  approx. 80' x 145' lot. The living room  and master bdrm. share the beautiful  view of Keats, the Gap AV the Bay area.  Features 330 sq. ft. wrap around sundeck w/ wrought iron railings. Separate  garage, tool shed, nicely landscaped.  This home is an excellent val ue.  f.P. $42,900.  POPLAR LANE: Brand new .home on a  quiet cul-de-sac, close to shopping,  schools and transportation. Ti'iis home  has many outstanding features i ncluding  fireplace, double glazed windows, sundeck, sauna, Indoor heated tiarage.  Master bedroom features walk-in -closet  ensuite plumbing. THIS HOME MUST  BE SEEN! F.P. $69 .500.  WATERFRONT:   Mission Point at D.ivls  Bay.   Two small cottages on 60' wati9r-  front property with a 20' lane along sio e.  Property is on Tsawcome lease land an.d  is prepaid to October  1993.     Level  to  beach,   privacy  and   spectacular   unobstructed view.   Tenant presently renting  one of the cottages.   This is your opportunity   to   invest   in   desirable   water-  frontage for only: F.P. $24,900.     i  GIBSONS VILLAGE: 1 block from shopping centre, schools, transportation,  theatre. 3 bedrooms, extra large living  room.   1,300 sq. ft. in all.   Good flat lot  73 x 157'. $39,000. can be mortgaged  90%. Come and see this only 5 year  old home.  MARINE DRIVE: Across the street  from Armours Beach in the Village of  Gibsons. This cozy remodelled home is  ideal as a starter home or for retirement.  Only 1V_ blocks from shopping. Has  acorn fireplace, cedar feature walls and  a large sundeck. Two bedrooms. On  sewer, all this and a fantastic view of  Keats Island and Gibsons Harbour.  This value paced house won't last long  priced at: F.P. $27,900.  SARGENT ROAD: Lovely three bedroom  home with co?y fireplace on quiet no  through street. One half basement has  finished rec room and utility area and lots  of room for storage. New wall to wall  carpeting and many extra features.  You have to see this home and appreciate  the beautiful view over the fully landscaped yard out to the Harbour and Keats  Island. The large backyard has a nice  garden and many fruit trees. An excellent value. F.P. $49,900.  CRUCIL ROAD: ' View of North Shore  mountains, Keats Island and Shoal  Channel. 3 bedrooms upstairs with one  bedroom finished down. 1% bathrooms  up. Fireplaces up and down with finished  rec room, built-in china cabinet in large  dining room. Features vinyl siding,  sundeck over carport and paved panhandle driveway. Priced for quick sale.  F.P. $54,900.  SARGENT ROAD: Large family home  with a panoramic view on a landscaped  lot. Three bedrooms, ensuite off the  master. Fireplaces up and down. Finished basement includes rec room,  laundry room and workshop. Close to  schools and shopping. F.P. $63,500.  LOTS  DAVIDSON ROAD: Fantastic view from  Langdale Ridge (you won't need a ferry  schedule as you can see the boat half an  hour before it arrives.). This lot has a  small creek on the very back of the!  property. All new homes in this area.  This lot is a full 2/5th of an acre.  F.P. $14,900.  WATERFRONT: Sechelt Reserve lease.  Large lot approximately 60' x 300'.  Small rented cottage on level waterfront lot. Hydro in, water available.  This is a very exclusive protected area.  F.P.$5,750.  WEST SECHELT: Waterfront building  lot 60 x 250 overlooking Trail Islands.  Adjacent lots have steps built to beach.  F.P. $23,500.  LANGDALE: Excellent building lot with  fine view of Howe Sound and the Islands.  Only a skip and two jumps away from  Langdale Ferry Terminal.    F.P. $10,850.  SOUTH FLETCHER: At School Road.  Two lots of 40' x 150' each. One lot has  a cottage which could be rented. These  lots are mostly cleared and ready for  building. A spectacular view i' the  entire Bay area and Keats Island is  included in the price of: F.P. $27,500.  ALDERSPRING ROAD: 50' x 150' of  the best garden soil in the heart of  Gibsons. On sewer close to shopping and  Post Office. Potential view of the Bay  area. ExceMen't terms available.  F.P. $10,500.  POPLAR LANE: Brand new home on a  quiet cul-de-sac, close to shopping,  schools and transportation. This home  has many outstanding features including  fireplace, double glazed windows, sundeck, sauna, indoor heated garage.  Master bedroom features walk-in closet,  ensuite plumbing. F.P. $69,500.  ARNE PETTERSEN  886-9793  REDROOFFS ROAD: Fantastic view  property facing Nanaimo and Merry  Island. Good year, round home on top  level on Redrooffs Road with small  A-frame guest cottage on lower level.  Path to beach. On 1.5 acres for only:  F.P. $37,500.  PRATT ROAD: Near new school site.  This lot is cleared and ready to build  upon. Mature fruit trees dot this 76' x  125* lot. F.P. $13,500.  COCHRANE ROAD: Good building lot  65' x 130'. Close to shopping and the  ocean. Sewer easement of 10' on s.e.  side of lot. F.P. $12,500.  WHARF ROAD: At the corner of Davidson: With a little easy clearing, this  lot will be ready to build on. Walking  distance to the Ferry. Lot size is 80' x  110'. F.P. $12,900.  CEMETERY ROAD: Enjoy the quiet  privacy of one acre in rural Gibsons.  The property is all level usable land.  Treed with some view. F.P. $17,900.  COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT: With  waterfront as scarce as it is this double  use lot represents real value. F.P. $22,000  GOWER POINT ROAD: At the corner  of 14th. This property has levels cleared  for the building site of your choice.  Excellent view of Georgia Strait. Approximately 80' x 250'. F.P. $16,500.  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.  ABBS ROAD: At the corner of School  Road. Excellent 75 x 150' approx.  building lot with spectacular view of  Bay, Howe Sound and Georgia Strait.  F.P. $16,800.  ACREAGE  GRANDVIEW ROAD AT 9th: Over Vi  acre very private with view. House plans  and building permit paid for and included  in price. Foundation, floor slab, and  plumbing all In for a 28 x 42 (1176 sq.  ft. building). F.P. $19,900.  NORTH RD. at CHAMBERLIN: Exceptionally well priced, 5 acre level property,  half way between Gibsons & Langdale.  Front has been cleared and filled. Back  of property is like a park with a creek  running through, etc. Road allowance at  side is the extension of Chamberlin  Road. F.P. $27,500.  LIVESTOCK  HORSE SHOEING  Bob Hopkins  Call 886-9470 eves. #41  Hay for sale - $1.00 a bale. Mulch  50 cents. 885-9357. tfn  Property  MUST SELL!  Vz acre lot, Langdale Chines.  $12,700. 886-7218. #45  BY OWNER  2 bdrm. house, 8 yrs. old on large  level lot in Gibsons. $28,000.  886-7993 or 886-9269. #45  Older home with beautiful view,  3 bdrms, basement, W/W,  elec. stove, fridge, deep freeze &  garbage burner, double garage &  workshop with own 100 amp service. On cable, sewer, etc.  $39,900. firm. Eves: 886-2990.  #46  \  r4:  &  ^  <?  ^  For Rent  Granthams suite, 2 bdrms, living  room, kitchen, appliances & heat  incl. Separate entrance. $190.  886-2549. #43  1 bdrm apt. central Gibsons.  W/W, elec. heat, stove, fridge,  $150. per mo. 926-6609. #44  Fairview Road. New, fireplace.  W/W carpet, appliances incl.  dishwasher. 2 bedrooms near  Chaster Rd. School. S2lH). per  mo. Phone 886-7005 eves, alter  6:00 p.m. #4-J  Large 2 bedroom apartment in  lower Gibsons, fireplace, bar,  close to Post Office & stores.  $210. per mo. Avail. Nov. 1st.  886-7938. #43  Newly decorated 2 and 3 bdrm.  apts. Stove, fridge, heat and  cablevision incl. in reasonable  rent. Sorry, no pets. Close to  schools and shopping. 886-7836  tfn  For Private Use or Business  AUTOVEST  Before you buy, investigate the advantages of this rent-to-  ...   own plan.   All monies paid apply to purchase.   Why tie  ���    up your cash or-borrowing power?   1st and last months  ran, and drive away.   EXAMpLEg  Based on 36 month lease  78 F250 pickup  $148 per mo.  Total $5328.  Lease end Price  $2175.  or simply return  77 Econoline Van  $136 per mo.  Total $4896.  Lease end Price  $1975.  or simply return  78C100ChevPU  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  or simply return  78 Camero HT  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  78 Zephyr Sedan  $124 permo.  Total $4464.  Lease end Price  $1825.  or simply return  78 Dodge Van  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  pr simply return  .   78 Fiesta 3 DR  $99 per mo.  Total $3564.  Lease end Price  $1400.  or simply return  78F1504X4  $155 per mo.  Total $5580.  Lease end Price  $2275.  or simply return  78 Olds Cutlass  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  For further information CALL COLLECT                     1  GILLE   CHAMPAGNE    987-7111        I  Belmont Leasing Ltd.                                       1  1160 Marine Drive                                        1  North Vancouver, B.C. D00479A                            |  New large 3 bdrm deluxe suite.  sliding glass doors opening onto  deck. Drapes, stove & fridge  included. Rent: $350. per mo.  Will deduct $100 off rent for  caretaker services until March  31st. No work involved - just  keep a general eye on the place.  Not suitable for small children or  pets. Rural area. For info:  886-9352. #45  REDUCED WINTER RATE  $125. a week 8<t a mile (3 wk.)  20 ft. Motor Home. All facilities  included. Air conditioning, tape  player & telephone. Reserve  now for winter vacation. Call  885-2235 anytime. #44  Waterfront, Granthams, furnished, two bedroom suite, heat  incl. no pets. $200. per month.  886-2555. #45  Bachelor suite, furnished, at  Granthams Landing. $110. per  mo. 886-2555. #45  Waterfront Granthams, 2 bdrm.  self-contained, heat & drapes.  Not suitable for kids & pets.  $200. permo. 886-2163. #44  Gibsons waterfront, furnished  2 or 3 bdrm. suite with fireplace. 886-7108. #44  For R-nL  Near Gibsons. Furnished mobile  home, ocean view, 2 bdrms.  $190. per mo. Middle-aged  couple preferred. 886-9033.     tfn  Farm at Pender Harbour  2 bdrm. home with 5 stall stable.  22 acres of pasture.  Within easy  reach of main highway & marinas  $350. per mo.  Furnished Bachelor Suite  Fully   modernized,   private   entrance, heat and light included,  lower Gibsons area.    $135. per  month. Available immediately.  CENTURY WEST  REAL ESTATE LTD.  885-3271  Room & Board available at  Bonnie-Brook Lodge. Meals &  services incl. laundry.  Private room. 886-9033.  Gower Point ocean beach esp-  lanade.   3 bdrm cream coloured house,  suitable for family. Across from  the Post Office, Gibsons. Refs  req. $165. 112-874-9574. #43  2 bdrm duplex, fully furnished,'  all electric, $165. per mo.  plus  hydro.  Sorry, no pets.   Sunshine  Coast Mobile Home Park, RR #2,  Gibsons. 886-9826. t.f.n.  New homes for rent on Chaster  Road. 3 & 5 bedrooms. $320. to  $350. permo. 885-3356. #44  2 bdrm furnished trailer, near  waterfront. Sorry, no dogs.  886-2887 or 886-9033. t .f. n.  Large 3 bdrm. duplex, W/W  carpets, newly decorated, Hwy  101, Roberts Creek, $250. per mo.  Eves: 885-5305. #46  Gibsons waterfront, furnished,  2 bdrm. suite with fireplace.  886-7108. #43  Furnished waterfront cottage, -  $200. per mo. Not suitable for  children. Refs req. 886-9030. #44  2 bdrm waterfront suite, Gibsons;  1500 Marine Dr. $225. per mo.  Avail. Nov. 1st. Under Dogwood.  112-922-9221 or 922-0704. Phone,  collect. #47.  2 bdrm waterfront home, fireplace, elect, stove, heat. Roberts'  Creek. $185. per mo. Call,  886-2113. #49.  Furnished cottage, cable, elec  heat near Dougal Park. Suit,  active non-smoking O.A.P. or.  older couple. Avail. Dec. 1st;  (possibly earlier) $200. per mo;  No pets. Eves: 886-2694. #44  Two bedroom home, clean, furnished, $175.00 per mo. Phone  883-2321. #47-  ��  <#  _^**v  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES  886-8141  MAHOGANY  1x2  18Cft.  1x3  24��ft.  1x4  31Cft.  1x5  45C ft.  1x6  51C ft.  1x8  69C ft.  1x10  $1.00 ft.  1x12  $1.37 ft.  PLYWOOD  3/8 D grade unsanded $5.79 ea  CEDAR  1x4 S4S clear  $590./M  1x4 Std. V-joint  $590./M  2x2 Clear Cedar  21C ft.  7/8x10 Util. Bevel  $150./M  1x8 Util. Channel  $180./M  3/4x10 Suburban Bevel Siding  $199./M  LUMBER  2x4 R/L Util.  12C ft.  s2x6 6'  109 ft.  1x4 Spruce  S160./M  4x4 Hemlock  20C ft.  GYPROC  S126./M Delivered  DECKING  2x6 Spruce Std. & Better  S315./M  INSULATION  Zonolite                     $2.99 bag  FURNACE FILTERS  Most Sizes 89? each  DRAIN PIPE  Big"0"Perfo          $87.50 roll  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES  886-8141  COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SERVICE; REAL ESTATE-MORTGAGES  LOTS  REALTY WORLD  MEMBER BROKER  HOMES  SARGENT ROAD $59,900  Brand   new,   super   three   bedroom  home with fantastic view.  FAIRVIEW & PRATT  Brand new 3 bedroom home.  PINE ROAD $41,900  Home on  1 V_  acres.     Subdividable.  Excellent sea view. Lots of privacy.  FAIRVIEW $35,9000.n.o.  Unfinished     house,     antique     brick  floor to ceiling fireplace.  HIGHWAY 101 $27,500  Immaculate   starter   home   just   up  from the wharf. Excellent view.  HILLCREST DUPLEX $37,500  Huge lot, huge assumable mortgage,  huge revenue, small price.  DAVIS BAY $80,000  Architect   designed    house   on    the  waterfront.  WANTED  Watertr  ������> ���..���,- ..perty  ROBERTS CREFK *....���...  55 feet ot  prime-  waterfront    a;w .  900' depth. '  View lot in Village on Gower Pt Rd  $13,500  Cheryl-Ann Park $13,500  Wharf Road, Langdale $12,500  Waterfront, 100x200' $22,900  Large corner lot at Pratt & Grandview.  $11,500.  Roberts Creek, large 22,000 sq. ft. lot,  nicely treed, water on road, 139 x 309  x315- $13,000  Langdale,   large   view   lot close   to  school in new home area. Cleared,  level and ready to build. Open to  0,fers- $15,500.  Davis Bay Waterfront  Lots from  $28,000  $7,900-$15,900  JAY VISSER  885 3300  SUZANNE DUNKERTON  885-397 I  ANNE GURNEY  886 2 )64  GEORGE COOPER  886 934-��  CHARLES ENGLISH LTD.  Sunnycrest  Shopping   Centre   ���  Gibsons  GIBSONS; 886-2481  VANCOUVER; 687-6445  V Wanted to  Rent  Responsible employed woman  seeking accommodation in Rbts.  Creek or Gibsons area. Reas.  rent. Anna: 885-2101 or collect  at 228-9618.  Responsible couple with 1 child  desire house in Gibsons for long-  term rental. Refs avail. Please  call 886-8036. #45  Wanted: Small seaside cuoin or  shack for winter. Langdale-Gib-  sons-Rbts. Cr. area. Wood heat  &'privy OK. Working man, can  do repairs & improvements in  lieu of rent if desired. Call  886-7250 or 886-7273. #45  Mobile Homes  12 x 60 Mobile Home, semi-  furnished on Landscaped lot on  North Road: School bus stops  right at driveway, mail box is  close by too. A good price at  $24,700 or make me an offer.  886-9041. tfn  3 .bdrm. mobile home, good  condition. Priced dropped to  $8,000. for quick sale. After 4:30  p.m. call 884-5312. #45  Coast News, November 1, 1977.  13.  Boats  For Sale  COAST  HOMES  885-9979  A number to note:  885-3521  WHARF REALTY LTD.  r  ��  *  Ar  Mobile Homes  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  ��� RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  ' NEW UNITS  ���The new 14-ft.* wides are here!  -14 x 70 Meadowbrook - 3 bdrm  -& den. Master bdrm. has  -ensuite plumbing. Mirrored  "closet doors. All appliances  lincl. built-in dishwasher &  "dryer. Built-in china cabinet  "Completely furnished &  'decorated.  LAST NEW 12  WIDE  12   x   60   Colony,   2   bdrms,  fully     funished,     decorated  [Delivered and set up.   Clear  ;ance Price: $13,500. including  tax.  USED UNITS  1966   Chickasha    10x50   -   3  bdrm. furnished with 14 x 20  extension.       Loads   of   cup  boards.   Set up on large, well  landscaped lot.  -1975  12 x  64  Ambassadore,  ,'2   bdrm.,   fridge   &   stove.  ^Reduced to $10,900. 7 .;'  ���24 x 48 double wide, 2 bdrms.  ���plus    den,    fully    carpeted,  ��� 5 appliances.   Large sundeck,  two paved driveways.  I SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  Complete Selection  .  of Mobile Homes  24x44 to 24x60  12x68 Deluxe Units  14x52,14x60  and 14 x 70 available  .NEW  12x 68 Bendix Leader, 3 bdrm.,  fridge,  stove,  fully furnished.  Carpet in Master bdrm., living  room, patio door, fully skirted  with verandah.    HURRY! only  2 left. F.P. $16,500.  12 x 62 Bendix Leader, 2 bdrm.  fridge,  stove,  fully furnished  Carpet in Master bdrm., living  room, patio door.   Fully skirted  with veranda. HURRY! Only 1  left! $15,500.  12 x 48  Moduline,   2  bdrm.,  fridge,  stove,  fully furnished  $7,995. plus tax.  12 x 68 Neonex EST IV. 3 bdrm.  fridge, stove, fully furnished.  A DELUXE UNIT. HURRY!  $14,500. plus tax.  All units may be furnished and  decorated to your own taste.  Park space available for both  single and double wides.  COAST HOMES  Across from  Sechelt Legion  Dave: 885-3859  evenings  Bill: 885-2084  evenings  Real Estate - Insurance  H.B.GORDON  AGENCIES LTD.  885-2013  Cowrie St., Sechelt  Evenings & weekends:  885-9365  Church Services  Roman Catholic Services  Re v .T .Nicholson, Pastor  ;       Times of Sunday Mass:  8:00 p.m. Saturday and 12 Noon  ���Sunday at St.Mary's Gibsons  In Sechelt: 8:30 a.m. Our Lady of  Lourdes Church, Indian Reserve  v 10:00 a.m. Holy Family Church  :: 885-9526  SALVATION ARMY  Camp Sunrise  Hopkins Landing  Sundays 10:30 a.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  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30a.m.-St. John's  Davis Bay  11:15a.m. -Gibsons  886-2333  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 Stud;   Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  Log salvage boat, 23 ft., 2 station  hydraulics, good accommodation.  VHF. Offers? 886-2365. #46  1974 22V.' Fibreform hard top  16S G.M.C, 15 hours on rebuilt  engine, sleeps 5, anchor & 200'.  of line, stove, icebox, table,  sink, toilet, sliding glass doors,  rod holder, life jackets, lots of  storage space. I/O. Asking  $6,800. o.b.o. 886-9041. #44  12' aluminum boat, 5 H.P. motor,  both in good condition. $425.00  886-7332.  #44  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD.,  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys. Serving the  Sunshine Coast and B.C. Coastal  Waters. Phone:     885-9425,  885-9747,885-3643, 886-9546. tfn  For Sale  \  ��Call for details  (24 hrs.)  885-2235   or   Van.    689-5838  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  886-2808  NOW AVAILABLE AT  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES  886-8141  PORK  by the side, cut,  wrapped & frozen.  Gov't Inspected  True Smoking  Heads & Feet avai I  886-9453  J & E Ent.  Complete set of Ludwig Super  Classic drums. Custom sizes and  hardware. Zildjian cym. and  cases. $1,000. Lyle Davey,  886-7550 after 6 pm.  19" Quasar colour TV, 4 yrs.  old,   good  cond.     $200.  o.b.o.  886-7839. #44  NEW HOME  WARRANTY  PROGRAM OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  Registered Builder Member  A Oivtiwn of Pacific New Ham. Scrac.a. Inc  SeaCoast Design  and Construction Ltd.  885-3718  885-9213 (Res.)  Box 1425  Sechelt, B.C.  ��  A  <Sv  *&_#'  GARAGE SALE  Used appliances, new handcraft  items  - Xmas gift  suggestions.  Sat.   Nov.   5th.   Rosamund   Rd.  West of Pratt Rd. 886-2557.     #44'  Colour TV console model Lrg.  screen. Just serviced. $195.  Gerry pack child carrier, $10.00,  886-2543. #44  Oil stove $40.00, two fridges in  good condition, $50.00 each.  886-2317. #44  Ladies hiking boots size 9, $20.00,  oil space heater w/ 10 gal. tank,  $100.00. 885-2885. #44  Poultry manure, $1.00 per sack.  886-9831. #44  K~y SUBDIVISION  ON THE SUNSHINE COAST AT GIBSONS  Highway 101 & Veterans Road  Over 70 serviced lots to choose from 7,600 sq. ft. to 14,400 sq. ft.  Priced from $7,800.00 to $15,500.00 - Terms Available  51 of these are on Cul-de-sac frontage  highway    km  GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS  For Sale  2 wood-electric cookstoves and 1  oil cookstove, call Ed at 885-  9285.  Jeep hardtop fits C.J.5. Offers.  After 5: 886-2128. #44  -^MUSIC WEAVERS^  used  Records , Pocket Books,  Guitars  &  Musical Accessories  ___     Lower Gibsons  ^     886-9737        C  SUNSHINE COAST  REGIONAL DISTRICT  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  Land Use Regulation Amendment  By-laws Nos. 96.13,96.22 and 96.27  Pursuant to section 703 of the Municipal Act  a public hearing will be held to consider the  following by-laws of the Sunshine Coast Regional  District. All persons who deem their interest in  property affected by the proposed by-laws shall  be afforded an opportunity to be heard on matters  contained in the by-law.  By-law No. 96.13 will amend Land Use Regulation By-law No. 96, 1974 to include Parcel A and  B of D.L. 1405 in an Industrial 4 zone. The amendment will change the zoning from a rural A4 zone  to allow for the establishment of a sawmill and log  storage area at Ouellette Creek. Ouellette and  Gosden Creeks will be diverted to preserve the  existing marsh and the old channel will be used  as part of the site area for the sawmill.  By-law No. 96.22 would include D.L. 1462,  Blocks 1 to 6 inclusive, Plan 5883; and D.L. 1463,  Lots 1 to 7 inclusive, Plan 5672; and that portion  of the remainder of D.L. 1463 lying to the southeast of Lot 5, Plan 5672 in an Industrial 4 zone.  This would change the zoning from a rural A4  zone. The proposal is to use this area north of  .Witherby Point as a dry land sort.  By-law No. 96.27 will amend Land Use Regulation By-law No. 96, 1974 to include a second  category of domestic industry. The current  domestic industry provision has been re-named  home, occupation and a new category of home  industry is defined. This category allows an  occupation to be conducted by the resident and  no more than two employees and is confined to  no more than two additional dwellings accessory  to a dwelling unit. There are setback requirements for the buildings of at least 30 metres from  any property line. The new category of home  industry will be allowed in land use zones A1  through A4, 13 and 14. The old category now  re-named home occupation will be a permitted  use in land use zones A1 through A4, C1 through  C4,13and 14, and R1 through R4.  The hearing will be held at the Langdale Ele-j  mentary School in the gymnasium at 7:30 p.m.,  Tuesday, Novembers, 1977.  The above is a synopsis of the By-laws No.  96.13, 96.22 and 96.27 and is not deemed to be  an interpretation of the by-laws. The by-laws  may be inspected at the Regional District offices,  1248 Wharf Street, Sechelt, B.C., during officeI  hours namely Monday to Wednesday 8:30 to  4:00 p.m. and Thursday and Friday 8:30 to 5:451  p.m.  Sunshine Coast Regional District  Box 800, Sechelt, B.C.  VON3A0  885-2261  Mrs. A. G. Pressley  Secretary-Treasurer  04   ...... '���,*:  QnMKy,  m���i  ��  WfeVeHere  Forlfou.���  Century West Real Estate Ltd.    885-3271  for your convenience .  We are  in our  NOW  OPEN  NEW  PREMISES  on Wharf Rd.,  SECHELT  We invite ycu  to pay us a visit  next time you  are in town.  it ft ft ft ft  Each office is independently  owned and operated.  What better way to say  "Hello from British Columbia"  at Christmas?  4 issues of  BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COLUMBIA  MAGAZINE  plus: 1978 Calendar diary  13 Colour photographs ���memo space  ONLY $4.00  postage paid anywhere in the'world  Please order early. Allow eight weeks for  processing. Subscriptions begin with the  Winter 1977 issue. Offer expires Dec. 3'., 1977.  Send to: .            Address   New Renewal   ENCLOSE $4.00 for each subscription, if  additional subscriptions are desired, write  them on a separate sheet and mail to:  SUNCO PRINTING  Box 1166, Gibsons, VON 1VO  GIBSONS AREA ��� ROSAMUND ROAD. Modern 3 bedroom, with large finished rec. room in basement, carport,  sundeck, close to schools and shopping, situated on a very  large lot permitting another dwelling to be constructed if  so desired, or a larger play area for the children. Asking  $48,500. Jim Wood 885-2571.  GOWER POINT ROAD ��� VIEW ��� Large new 3 bedroom,  with full basement, attractive brick fireplace in large living  room, also fireplace in basement, quality kitchen cabinets,  all windows double glazed, situated.on approx. V2 acre. An  excellent home at the asking price of $64,000. Try your  offer. Jim Wood 885-2571.  SECHELT ��� MEDUSA STREET ��� 3 bedroom solid construction, Franklin fireplace in living room, hardwood floors,  roomy kitchen, close to the park and all amenities. Owner  wants action so try your offer on the asking price of $39,900.  Jim Wood 885-2571.  DAVIS BAY ��� OCEAN VIEW ��� Located on Fir Road.  110' x 70' building lot with panoramic view of sea and  Trail Islands. Go and look! Then let your imagination take  over as to the type of dream home you can build on this  excellent lot. But don't sleep on it! Price $15,000. Jim  Wood 885-2571.  SPECULATORS' SPECIAL ��� older house needs fixing up on  a corner double lot. City water and access to beach. Asking  $22,900. Chuck Dowman 885-9374.  MOBILE HOME SITE ��� Half acre treed lot with water  and hydro on Cooper Rd. Only $10,000. .Chuck Dowman  885-9374.  BAYVIEW LOT ��� 103'  x 200'.  site. $17,COO. Ed Baker 885-2641.  Serviced.   Good building  SANDY HOOK ROAD ��� ACREAGE. Excellent mobile  home with improvements, on large concrete pad, very large  garage with workshop area, vegetable garden. This desirable  2.8 acres of p?rk-like property has subdivision possibilities  or develop your own country estate. Price $39,900. Jim  Wood 885-2571.  RECREATIONAL PROPERTIES - Well treed for seclusion.  .125 x 200. Trailers allowed. Power & water. $11,000.  Ed Baker 885-2641.  HALFMOON BAY.   Approximately 1'/i acres.   Some view.  Good soil at rear. $15,000. Ed Baker 885-2641.  AGENTS    FOR    WELCOME    WOODS  Acre treed lots - as low as $9,500.  DEVELOPMENT. !!!'._��;���;.  . -or  Safe  Exercise bicycle $35.00, Royal  portable typewriter $40.00,  Kenmore sewing machine $40.00,  Ashtray stand w/ light $6.00,  School desk w/ attached chair  $7.00. 886-2512. #44  FOR SALE  Adjustable hospital beds with  mattresses $20.00 each. Set of  castors $10.00, Overbed tables  $15.00 each. Please contact  Mr. H. Jenkins, Chief Engineer,  St. Mary's Hospital. #44  Simplicity washer & dryer in good  cond. Washer rolls to sink &  dryer needs no vents. With  stand, good buy at $300. Call  886-2096. #44  rH  KITCHEN  REMODELLING  CENTRE  SHOWROOM NOW OPEN  UPSTAIRS AT THE  TWILIGHT THEATRE  HOURS: Thursday - Saturday  10a.m. -5p.m.  Sunshine Kitchen     aa#; a.. .  Industries Ltd.        8869411  Moving Sale! Table, 4 chairs,  rototiller, elec. lawnmower,  utility table, power tools, odds &  ends. Norwest Bay & Mason,  West Sechelt. #44  5 piece dinette suite, wringer  washer,    rocker    swivel    chair.  886-7747. #45  Electrolux cleaner, model AP100,  asking $230. o.b.o. Please call  885-2976. #45  GARAGE SALE  Carpets, dinette ste., fridge,  chesterfield, oil stove, desk,  clothes &misc. Sat. & Sun. 11-4.  Redrooffs turnoff in Halfmoon  Bay. 883-9665. #44  1972 4 H.P. Johnson Outboard.  Has had only minimum use in  fresh water only. $275.00. After  6:00 p.m.: 886-2738. #45  Cars & Trucks  1977 Mercury Monarch 4-dr. Sed.  6 cyl. 4 speed transmission with  overdrive, radio, only 7,000  miles on this near new car. Over  30 M.P.G. $4,400. o.b.o. Call  886-2738. #46  JAMIESON AUTOMOTIVE  _   886-7919  ���������;. 77^DLbl342A  1970 Ford Custom  2-Door H.T., 302 Auto.  P.S., P.B., Radials &Cibies  1971 Dodge Sportsman Van  1973 Dodge Polara  440, Auto., P.S., P.B.  1976 Austin Mini  1973 Flat 128  4-door Sedan  1970 Camero 6 cyl. Auto.  1966 Chev Walk-In Van  1966 Plymouth 4-door  Sedan 6cyl. Auto.  1967 Cougar H.T.  289, Auto., P.S., F.3.  1969 CheveUe H.T.  1969 Pontiac H.T. V8  P.S., Automatic  1968 Chyrsler Newport  4-Door H.T. (Met. Green)  1968 Ford Falrlane 500  2-Door H.T.  1968 Chevy Nova V-8  Auto, 4-Door Sedan  1968 Ford Galaxie  H.T. Auto.  1972 Chev Belair  2-Door H.T., V8, Auto.  1970 Toyota Corona MKII  Wagon  1967 Ford F250 Pick-up  360 V8, Auto.  1970 Maverick  2-Door, 6 Auto.  1969 Viva  4-Door Sedan  1970 Chrysler New Port  4-Door Sedan, Radio,  Tape Deck, A.T., P.S., P.B.  1973 Courier Pick-up  JAMIESON AUTOMOTIVE  At the corner of  Payne Rd. & Hwy 101  886-7919  Gears & Trucks  1973 Mazda 4-dr. sedan, 4 spd.,  floor shift, 60,000 mi. mint cond.  Mag wheels, radial tires, GT  striping, $1,300. 886-7143.      #44  1968     Chrysler  886-7105.  $600.     o.b.o.  #45  Wrecked 1972 Pontiac Catalina,  motor perfect, good tires, etc.  $500. 886-7890. #44  Cortina 4-door 1600 automatic.  Really good condition. Over 30  M.P.G. 886-2810. #45  1968 Ford Torino V8 automatic.  Good transportation $500. Call  886-2556. #44  Help Wan!e~d  Experienced Floral  Designer wanted for  part-time employment. 886-9941  RESTRICTED  ADULT  THE LOVE SHOP ���  GOURMET LOVER'S GUIDE  and CATALOGUE  Lotions, Vibrators, Marital  Aids, Sensuous Lingerie,  Books. Enclose $2.95 cheque  or money order, payable to:  All Pharma Research Ltd.,  Dept. 316X, Box 200, Stn A,  Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2V2.  SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST  MODERATE, COST LOCAL OR DISTANT BURIALS  CREMATIONS - MEMORIALS- PRE-ARRANGEMENTS  D. A. Devlin  Director  886-9551  1665 Seaview  Gibsons  T  ��, ;>  nas  OOLS  OOLS  SOLD,  SERVICED  &  INSTALLED  by  Sunshine  Products  (R. Sasaratt)  886-7411  by Ian Corrance  Last week something happened  which brought the darker side of  my personality out, jealousy.  I've said to you before that  I'm the only one in my family  not to have seen the Loch Ness  Monster. Well, this friend of  mine, Eileen Glassford, goes over  to Scotland for a holiday, lives  with my parents in my house and  probably slept in my old room,  goes for an afternoon outing to  the loch I lived beside for ten  years and there's old Nessie  frolicking around in plain sight.  Mind you, I,. don't grudge,, her  ;the. pleasure of seeing it, but 1  felt that a. brief mention of the  matter on line five of a hastily-  written postcard addressed to  the Coast News staff was carrying  nonchalance a touch too far!  Last Monday I went to Vancouver and spent an afternoon at  the aquarium. At one time I  had a season pass and used to  go quite often.   Being interested  in fish and having a few aquariums myself, I've wondered  what it looked like behind the  scenes. This time I finally got  my chance to see. I'd been in  contact with Mike Gray who  works there and he gave me a  tour.  I had expected but was still  amazed at the amount of equipment necessary to keep the place  running. It's easy to understand  how a pool for the killer whales  can run into the millions without  too much effort.  There a good number of  holding tanks: in back, some for  breeding purposes, others for  isolating diseases, and yet others  for fish in transit.  Here's a run down on the main  things that caught my attention.  There were about 100 baby wolf  eels, born on the premises and  to be used for future trading  with other aquariums. A frozen  porpoise which had been donated  by a fisherman was in the freezer  and this was a new piece of  information for me. I had always  been under the impression that  shrimps were males for the first  three years of their lives and then  female for the next three. I  found that this is not necessarily  a fixed rule. In one of the holding  tanks was a shrimp which had  produced young when only a  year old, there goes another of  my hard and fast rules of nature.  After my tour of inspection I  went round to the other side and  went through my usual visiting  routine. Normally I start with  the   B.C.   section.       It   always  hind the stare. The belugas are;-  fun to watch, the only thing you  have to be careful about is that  when you stand too close to the  pool they have a funny habit of  spitting on you. It was feeding  time for the killer whales so Y  had a good chance to get pictures-  of them.  Enough about Stanley Park,  except to say that it is the one  place where you can find a little  bit of sanity to help temper  your visits to the city.  When 1 visited Paul and Katie.  Sortag a  while  back.  Paul   had",  been wondering ab'put-thq^ltiSfapv*-  pearance of the large flocks ol"7  TIRED OF PAINTING?  TRY  VINYL  - SIDING -  ALUMINUM  * Aluminum Roll-up Awnings  * Aluminum Canopies  * Sheet Vinyl Sundecking * Aluminum Mobile Home Skirtings  CALL SUNSHINE PRODUCTS  (R. 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COMFORT uses them to  warm your home for savings and greater comfort!  COMFORT uses less than half the wood ordinary heaters  use, by a threefold burning process. First the wood is reduced to charcoal by preheated air. Second the gases driven  off are burned at the top of the wood. Third secondary  burning. (See above)  7 Essentia] Points to Effective and Efficient Wood Burning:  1. Air tight construction  2. Preheated secondary air  3. Preheatedcombustion air directly on wood  4. Large firebox for long flame path  5. Sensitive thermostat controlled  6. Safety thermostat automatically shuts off air preventing  overheating.  7. Fire burns minimum 12 hours  2 Models Available  for Your Selection  C-31  height 35" Width 34 Vi"  Depth 22'/." 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WestersimcL;  sells  Twenty-six ounces (seven him",  dred thirty nine mililiter) bottles  of mixer are available for only  forty-two cents plus deposit.       -" -;  The price of Pepsi probably-'  makes it a far better buy thanl,-  Coke anywhere in the area. And*-  people like it better. Advt..��  marine life that's going on off  our shores. Most of us are  familiar with the old standards;  ling cod, salmon, dogfish and  such, but when you explore the  tanks on view you realize how  much is under the surface so  few of u s ever see.  Next I tour the tropical section.  Some of my favourites are the  mudskippers and the electric  eels. On the inside I usually  leave the reptiles till last because  they move so seldom you can  pretty well tell what you're  going to see before you go in.  The whale tanks are great.  With their underwater viewing  tanks you can watch how effortlessly these huge mammals move  themselves around. I remember  one time staring through the  window at the killer whale.  When it suddenly stopped and  stared back at me. It was incredible the feeling that came  through from that one glance  and it was obvious that there was  a great deal of intelligence be-  $885-2912  cBMhroonu  *  * :  885-2912 f::  Located in Campbell's Shoes, Sechelt  GRAND OPENING  SPECIALS  'Slick" Tumber & Toothbrush Holder  reg. $8.00 NOW $4.99  "Sequence"  Holder  Tumber   &   Toothbrush  reg. $10.00 NOW $6.99  "Fieldcrest"   Hand   Towels   &   Face  Cloths (solid colours only)  reg. $11 .QQ NOW $7.99  * All Shower Curtains 10% OFF *  ��� Plus FREE gift soap with every  purchase!  * Gift Ideas        * Come in & Browse  # ���  *-\  *::  * -:  *  ���Jf*****************^****^^^^^^^^^ Coast News, November 1,1977.  15.  Pender settlement  How important is Pender  Harbour's commercial fishing  industry? Is it dying and of uncertain importance to the area's  economic future? Or is it the  area's "economic mainspring",  healthy, growing and deserving  of top priority in the community  plan?  This was the question brought  up at last Wednesday's meeting  of the Pender Harbour settlement plan committee by committee member Joe Harrison, who  proposed the addition of a major  new section to the plan designed  to "keep Pender Harbour a  good place for fishermen.''  According to Harrison, rumours of the fishing industry's  demise are greatly exaggerated.  He told the meeting income from  the Harbour's fishing industry  has doubled in the last ten years  and now stands near the 3 million  mark. In addition, he said,  the industry directly employs  some 150 local residents and  indirectly employs a great many  more.  Fishing, Harrison said, clearly  represents the area's prime  economic resource, and promises  to become even stronger in the  future as a result of the federal  government's salmon enhancement programme.  Harrison's proposal called for  addition of a basic goal to the  plan - only the seventh basic  goal so far included in the plan -  which would be worded: "To  protect and foster the commercial  fishing industry." The goal  would be followed by policies  calling for "net lockers like  those provided by'the National  Harbours Board in False Creek,"  special fishermen's wharves in  Whiskey Slough, Madeira Park  and Hospital Bay, strict regulations on development in areas  surrounding salmon creeks and  zoning which would keep the  harbour waterfront open to net  sheds, boatyards, ice plants,  fish processing plants and  "other facilities necessary to  the future of the local commercial  fishing industry." Harrison admitted that the list was probably  not complete but noted it could  easily be added to as time progressed. He said it had been  drawn up after consultation between the. Fishermen's Union  and the Ratepayer Association.  Planner Paul Moritz criticized  the fishermen for not coming  forward earlier, but Harrison  said many of them had finished  their season's work only recently.  WANTED:   Seashore property suitable for the construction of  Black Eyes II - a 170 ft., 3 masted, steel hulled schooner.  BLACK EYES  All tradespeople: welders, woodworkers, etc. interested please  write Alexander Hamilton, Box 10, C/O Coast News, Box 460,  Gibsons, B.C. VON 1VO. Investors Welcome.  In cooperation with this newspaper  the Vancouver Public Aquarium extends  a special invitation to come to Stanley  Park this month to see the thousands of  colourful fishes, seals, sharks, reptiles,  Arctic White Whales, killer whales, etc.  at a reduced rate.  Please present this coupon when you  arrive.  ! This coupon is good for  I one free adult admission with  |. one paid adult admission.  1 EXPIRES DECEMBER 31, 1977  COAmEftciaLl  You can be certain you can't buy better  prjnting...you can only pay more money.  88  ft printed envelopes  ft business cards  ft  letterheads 88  ft brochures  ft booklets  ft raffle tickets  ft' admission & membership cards  6-2622  6-7817  NO JOB TOO LARGE OR SMALL  Call us on your next printing job and  tjoin the  ��fHf f IIWS  list of satisfied customers.  Committee member Al Lloyd  noted that the needs of fishermen were already recognized  under policy 5.4.2.3 which states  allowance must be made for  fishermen because they are part  of the character of the harbour,  and Lloyd Davis questioned the  need of starting a major new  section on fishermen. It would  be enough to expand the existing  policy, he said.  Harrison rejected this saying  it was a question of emphasis,  and the fishing industry deserved  much more emphasis in community planning than it was so  far being given. Davis and Lloyd  then balked at any further consideration of the proposal because it had come from the  Ratepayers Association and  not from the Fishermen's Union  directly.  "This may be what the fishermen want but I think I'd rather  hear it from them," Davis said.  "We should have them come  before us at our next meeting."  Harrison agreed to put off  further discussion of the proposal  until copies could be made and  studied by all members of the  committee.  In other discussion, marina  operator Davis objected to a  policy in the plan's second draft  calling for commercial wharves.  Such wharves could take business  away from commercial marinas,  Davis said. He added that private  wharf owners around the harbour  were already competing with  marinas by renting space out at  cheap rates, and suggested anyone doing so be forced "to take  out a foreshore lease and pay  rent on it just like I do."  At the end of the meeting  Moritz distributed figures showing that the Pender Harbour  Settlement Plan as it now stands  provides for a potential community population of 20,700.  Court news  At the provincial court held in  Sechelt on Wednesday, October  26th, three people were fined  for driving with . an alcohol  reading of over .08. Barbara  Smith, Jennifer Fallis and Joseph  Beland were each fined $500 and  given six months suspension.  Mary Gant^pleaded -guilty to  theft over-i$200S and-; judgement  was   postponed,    awaiting    the:i  completion    of    a    presentence  report.  the Estuary  i  WORK BY LOCAL ARTISTS  & CRAFTSMEN  FOR SALE  Gower Pt. Esplanade  JOAN T. WARN  886-2681  SEAVIEW MARKET  885-3400  FREEZER BEEF  SPECIALISTS  GRADE A-1 STEER  Open 7 Days a Week  10:00-6:30  Roberts  Ub  Opening  new doors  to small  usiness  Financial assistance  Management counselling  Management training  Information on government  programs for"    *  On Wednesday, November 9th  one of our representatives  will be at  the 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.  FEDERAL  BUSINESS  DEVELOPMENT BANK  145 West 15th Street,  North Vancouver. B.C.  980-6571  Windsor  Plywood  3'  CEDAR PALES  Beautify your Sundeck  99*      �������� $1.19  DECADEX  Cover your old or new Sundeck with  a brush-on seamless weather proofing  Still some left at  $24.95  per 1.1 gal. unit  RAIN STAIN  Considered the best stain for exterior siding &-trim  Acrylic - Cleans up with water  ToClearat     * 10.99      Gal.  1 xi   CERAMIC TILE  4 Beautiful Colors  79'  sq. ft.  Windsor Plywood  Gibsons  886-9221  - WINDSOR  TNI PITWOOe PfOMI  tmmmmmmst*'^^*^**''.-.--">^ -��� ~??-n 16.  Coast News, November 1,1977  Law  Talk  ,<;A>>}  Usual prize of $5.00 will be awarded for correct location of the above. Send your entries  to the Coast News, Box 460, Gibsons. Last week's winner was Shelley Poole, age 11, address  unknown, phone number 885-3443, who correctly located last week's picture as being at  the top of Laurel Road in Davis Bay.  Pender Ratepayers  By the Pender Harbour & District  Ratepayers' Publicity Committee.  Now that election time has  arrived and the ordinary citizen  is once again given the opportunity to fashion the regional district more to his liking it seems  proper to take a long look at this  relatively new form of government, review its accomplishments  and more or less assess the  trends exhibited on the local  scene.  Some years ago it became evident to most that some control  was desirable to regulate and  guide the rapidly expanding  growth in B.C., particularly in  the areas not ready for municipal  government but lying open to  exploitation by irresponsible development which was resulting  in a morass of unplanned, unserviceable and altogether undesirable growth with the hope  of a fast dollar the only regulatory  agent.  After profound study and little  debate the provincial government  decided this was no area for  smart politicians to become involved in and so the concept  of regional government was born.  In a few words, let them decided  their own fate, they can't blame  us, for whatever they do.  Not to say that once established  on the regional government  course the politicians were able  to keep their fingers out of local  affairs but they did in fact give  the citizen in unorganzied territory a bargain in local government once he learns to use it.  As set out in the Municipal  Act the regional government  is  ties, already in the control of  fast money promoters and compliant bureaucracies who were  able to manipulate local building  laws, zoning and councils, not  always with the benefit of the  taxpayer in mind.  In the first years of the regional  government here on the Sunshine  Coast the directors set up and  used broadly based advisory  planning committees of local  residents to advise them on the  wishes of the area on such  issues as planning, zoning and  medical facilities. The particular  area could, through its director,  enter into a function exercised  by the board, stay out or set up  within itself a specified area  where special functions were  needed.  In this phase the directors performed well, the planner advised,  the board accepted or adjusted  the advice of the staff. The  voters participated through their  advisory planning committees  and all without the burden of  excessive expense or unnecessary  staff, inspectors or expensive  experts.  The key to the success of this  system was the principle of  autonomy'laid down by Campbell  in his enabling legislation, and  it is this valued principle we are  now in danger of losing. In recent years the powers of the  regional board have become increasingly centralized in a growing technical staff and in the  board itself which has tended to  forget its limitations and act more  like a municipal council.  It is not to criticize the manage-  the responsibility that will make  the regional district government  work.  In short, regional government  is not municipal government,  was not designed as such and  unless it fulfills its designed role  the Sunshine Coast is in danger of  falling into a hodgepodge of  conflicting myopic villages and  municipalities.  ft ft ft  The Ratepayers' have some  good news for those private  float owners around the Harbour  troubled by rumours they were  soon going to be forced to take  out expensive foreshore leases  or give up their wharves. Working through MLA Don Lockstead,  the association has received a  letter of assurance from the  provincial lands department that  although an inspector was up  viewing the situation with regional director Jack Paterson this  summer, the department has  decided not to take action oh the  wharf owners. Action is being  contemplated agains "major  trespassers" however - parties  who have encroached on the  foreshore with landfills.  Anyone still thinking of sending in a questionnaire should  try   to  get   it  done  this   week.  by Gordon Hardy  Environmental Law  Number 5  in  a  series  of five  columns.  A bill before the House of  Commons in Ottawa would require that detailed environmental  studies be done before any major  projects such as oil pipelines,  sea ports, or nuclear power plants  are started.  Proposed by the Conservative  member for Fraser Valley West,  Robert Wenman, the bill calls  for a close, mandatory examination of possible damage to the  environment before major projects are begun.  The bill also stipulates that  these studies be discussed by  the public in series of open  meetings. Only after having  heard public opinion would the  government decide whether or  not to proceed.  As a private member's bill,  the Impact Assessment ' bill  stands virtually no chance of  gaining the approval of Parliament.  But environmentalists are  hopeful that the idea, at least,  is getting through. Greg McDade  ofthe West Coast Environmental  Law Association, views the recently released Berger report on  development in the north as  "really an impact assessment  done by the government. It's  beginning to appear that this is  the Canadian model."  In fact. Justice Tom Berger did  conduct his inquiry by a new set  of rules, visiting the most remote  outposts of the north in order to  give far-flung northern citizens  a chance to speak. He listened t6  the opinions of northern residents, native people, scientists,  businessmen, government officials, and other sectors, of the  public. He also conducted a  thorough study of the impact the  proposed Mckenzie Valley pipeline would have on the environment.  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LSECHELT BUILDING SUPPLJESjj  tively by giving financial aid to  environmental groups.  "The big companies have  millions of dollars with which to  present their case," says McDade. "Usually, since environmental groups don't have much  money, they can't put up a good  battle. For the first time, Berger  ordered that these groups be  given some money. It was a  critical first step."  The novel procedures of the  Berger Commission, and the  appearance of the impact assessment bill, relfect, perhaps, a  growing awareness that environmental law in Canada is really  inadequate and ineffective. A  sense of this new awareness feeds  a mood of cautious optimism  among Canadian environmentalists like McDade.  After all, the situation is not  entirely black. Certain laws,  already on the books such as the  Environmental Contaminants  Act or the Pollution Control Act  of B.C. give the government  broad and even drastic powers  against polluters.  According to John Ince, a  UBC environmental law expert,  one ofthe potentially most powerful environmental laws is the  Environmental and Land Use Act.  "The Act," says Ince, "gives the  Cabinet literally unlimited powers  to make orders and regulations to  deal with any matter involving  the environment or land use...  but without the intervention of  the Cabinet the Act is useless  as it cannot be invoked by a  private citizen."  "Nevertheless." says. Ince.  "the Act is useful for the citizen  if he can convince the Cabinet  to take action."  How can an ordinary citizen  see to it that the government  enforces laws against polluters  as rigorously as it enforces other  laws against less powerful lawbreakers?  A publication of the B.C. Legal  Services Commission recommends that the citizen get involved in a community environmental group.    "These groups."  says the commission, have established good reputations in their  communities by raising issues of  local concern and through projects of public education such as  recycling programmes."  Even private citizens can be  active in stimulating legal action  against environmental outlaws.  Tim Mackenzie is a Vancouver  lawyer who has handled environmental cases, and he recommends first a clear, carefully  written complaint to the appropriate government agency.  If a complaint is unsuccessful,  says Mackenzie, "it may then  be useful to politicize the issue  by bringing it to the attention of  MP's, MLA's. and aldermen."  He also suggests contacting the  press.  If the officials and politicians  fail to act the citizen can "take  the law into his own hands" in  one of two ways. If the environmental damage is occurring to  his property he can resort to the  common law, he can sue the  polluter as was explained earlier  in this series.  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