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Array Albert Weal again brings Season's GrWe$ifig& to the Sunshine C^ctsi  by Joan T Warn  Among the stable beasts a  hew animal has become the  guardian, of the crib this year.  This 'is Heidi, a big/St. Bernard  dog. She looks beautiful, dignified and placid in the placev'she  has chosen for herself in X the  Christmas creche among the  many lights of the Albert Weal's  pasture.  Mr. Weal says that Heidi left  her kennel for the stable as soon  as he set it in position. The  Holy: Family with their attendant  animals are among many new  figures he has placed this year  in his. expanding, tableau with its  huhdredSTof pretty ��� lights. 7 He  says ��� he^started. late this year,  on Novernber 71, preparing for  the Christmas i show the district  is now i^enjoyihg so much: He.  has added to the display a group  of snowmen, a Santa's work area  with several elves, a big Christmas greeting '��� strung among the  cypresses and 7a whole team of  reindeer lit and prancing over  the workshop.  Albert Weial's brilliant fantasy-  land has been glowing and growing for several years now. Eveiy  Christmas season, as he has been  new ropes of lights until now he  tethers fifty strings each containing twenty-five coloured-^bulbs  He said he is going to have to  increase his power. Because of  his influence with Santa, we said,  he should be able to hook into  the aurora borealis.  When  he  began  rigging' his  trees  with  great,  light-studded  able to afford them, he has added     stars  a few  years  ago,   Albert  used to climb the tall cedars  himself to place the lights in  position. More recently he has  had the trees topped and permanent pulleys fixed so that the  stars can be hoisted aloft more  easily. "I'm seventy-six," he  says, "and it was time I left  off climbing those cedars."  Each    year,    at    Christmas,  with long reins of braided rope  attached to the strings, Albert's  wife and niece and any available  helpers, work from the farther  end of the pasture, letting up  the fans of vari-coloured lights  around the tall trees so that they  form long swags of brilliant  jewels.  . "Getting the place ready for  Christmas," he says, pointing  out some wooden ornaments he  has been cutting with his skill  saw, "has become a real hobby of  mine. I love to do it." It is a  hobby which is giving the peninsula a perennial Christmas treat.  Those who know the fine display  make a special pilgrimage to see  it every year. If you haven't  found it, take a run down the  highway and watch for the scene  just west of the Beach Comber  Inn.  This year's new figures are  best seen when driving from they  Sechelt side. ..'/-**���'  Albert says if you would liln��  to visit the figures inside the*  field, come on Monday or Saturv  day evening, but be sure to ring*  the big triangle bell by the gate;  on the Oldershaw Road. Heidi>*  the St. Bernard, takes her duties'  seriously as guardian until Mxt*  Weal lets you in. He'll be happy^  to welcome you. ��� 7*5  The Sunshine  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15* per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  Volume 30, Number 51  December 20,1977.  It is always interesting to take a look at the end of the year  backwards at where you have been and what anticipations and  expectations that you had when the closing year opened. In  Scotland it is traditionally done during/the still, quiet hours  which precede midnight on December 31st before the celebration and the welcoming of the hew.year begins. It seems  appropriate here and through this medium to do the reflection  in the last paper to be published in the year 1977.  The Glassford Press, Ltd. - that's us, folks - started to  managed the Coast News with the first issue of the paper to  appear in 1977. We were a handful of people who were much  longer oh optimism and enthusiasm than we were oh experience. Certainly the hero'of those first day's was Henry Sum,  our-production manager. The only man with experience on  the job, Henry found himself saddled with four eager beginners  and guided us through the-first chaotic attempts at newspaper  production. In a very real sense he'^ with us in the backroom  still, even though he left us in March. "Quality control, accept  no substitutes," Henry would urge us when we sought a shortcut. Still today we repeat the maxim when we feel inclined to  say "To Hell with it!" Months ago I wrote a column about  craftsmanship and it was musing on Henry Sum that brought it  into being. Another of Henry's little 'messages which still  floats around the Coast News office is one which we all find of  great comfort when the inevitable mistake occurs or something  is missed or someone neglected. "You can't," said H.Sum,  "catch all the soapbubbles."  Generally speaking the hope was to produce a paper which  would reflect as accurately as possible the area it served/ It  was felt that the paper, like the Sunshine Coast itself, should  have many voices and to some degree this has been achieved  In the course ofthe year we learned much more than we knew  before about the structure and activity of local government.  Just enough, in fact, to realize how much we still have to  learn. This is another area to which we will devote considerable attention in the coming year. Perhaps our most important  function is to bring information about the issues and debates  of local government to the residents of the Sunshine Coast in a  readable and unbiased format. We have bent our best efforts  in that direction but were hampered by our own inexperience  and the mistakes of beginners. It is an area we hope to improve  and refine in the months to come. ���'..-.  ance  Christmas Carol Ship l>ec&fties  It would be remiss of me, however, to refrain from pointing  .out that we" have been extremely well-served by our regular  columnists. /When the year started Peter Trower, John Faustmann/and George Matthews had not written for the devouring  mill of weekly publication but they have all responded to ,the  challenge and the opportunity like professionals and produced  eminently readable and basically good-humoured stuff. In  addition to his weekly book reviews, John Faustmann has  borne the brunt of responsibility of contributing our pleasant  Profiles of this Place feature which seeks to pay tributeiio the  many possibly.unsung)heroes among us and he^has^w*? so  with skill and humanity.1 ,'.���'"/'"-' " ^  Equally enduring arid enjoyable are those contributors Hwho  have joined us at various points along the way. The mysterious  Ann Napier, the provocative and thoughtful Andy Randall,  the good-natured and kindly Jim Holt, Rae EUingham with his  first-class astrology column, Jim Weir's excellent bridge  column, the shrewd and well-presented Offerings ofthe Pender  Ratepayers Committee. Then we have our sports contributors  Bud Mulcaster; Pat Edwards, the enigmatic Barnibus and Company, and more recently Dennis Gray.  It is a conviction of the Coast News that one area often  neglected but legitimately a part of a community newspaper's  concerns is that we should play some :part however small in  introducing a shifting and growing population to the yesterdays  of this place and in this regard Lester Peterson has been a  tower of strength. His fund of historic pictures about this area  and well-researched and presented information about them has  enabled us to bring our readership the tradition of historic and  interesting pictures parting for a moment the .curtains, of  time.   It is one of our most valued and important traditions.  No backward glance would be complete without acknowledgement of our advertisers who have made pur efforts possible and our readership whose letters and many kind comments  have helped make our efforts seem worthwhile. The staff of  theCoast News would like to wish all, contributors, advertisers,  and readers, the very warmest of Christmas Greetings and we  look forward to renewing our relationships after the break which  follows the publication of this newspaper. The Best of Holiday  Greetings and may awareness ofthe Prince of Peace visit ydiir  hearts.    :  a tradition in Gibsons Harbour  One of the pleasanter innovations in the waterfront area of  Gibsons has been the appearance along the waterfront of a  Christmastime Carol Ship which coasts along the waterfront  roughly between Gibsons and Hopkins. No one who heard the  familiar carols drifting from sea to shore from the deck of the  decorated boat will soon forget .the enhanced charm of the  carols coming across the moonlit waters4n a most appropriate  nautical settings ^,r'     /       7-   -~-y; X-~>.-r.<~~    -h   -<   -7-  LasSt year ftls3 the first year that%ie Carol Ship made its  appearance. It was the brainchild of Jane Graham of Gibsons  Fish Market in the Lower Village and she and her sister, Ann  Pinsonnault, worked to bring this lovely Yuletide idea to fruition  through the Gibsons Harbour Business Association.  The boat used in the initial  venture, was the Twin J, owned  by Danny Strom, and Strom will  provide the boat again this year  with the crew of the Twin J  stringing festive lights on board  the boat for the occasion. Bill  Edney ofthe Lucky Dollar grocery  "store' provided "the- lights ��� last  year and will again this year.  The actual singing of the carols  was and will be done by the fine  choir from the Gibsons United  Church. Jean Manil of Gibsons  Realty has typed up the carols  in an attractive booklet this  year so that all aboard the boat  or listening on shore will have  a copy of the words.  Last year ^orm Peterson  arranged for the provision of a  generating plant through the  Kinsmen Club and B Electric  will   provide   the   same   service  this year. The carols last year*  were carried clearly to shore*  through a speaker system hooked*  up by Al Pajak of Pajak Elec-��  tronics and Al will provide the*  same service this year. '   v  Last year Jim Fry of the Ban��  of Montreal brought Santa Clause-  right on,board the boat but this  ^year'-it' is hoped that-" he will  stay on. shore and "greet those  who gather to'enjoy the carols.  In all likelihood the jolly old  fellow will be stationed in Molly's  Reach for his jovial purposes.     ,  So as the gaily festooned boat  glides along the waterfront  with the sounds of Christmas  embalming the air, spare a  thought for the civic-minded  volunteers who are making .the  Carol Ship a most pleasant  Christmas tradition in Gibsons  Harbour.' .���*�����������  Sisters Jane Graham and Anne Pinsonnault  who operate the Gibsons Fish Market in the  Lower Village were the spark-plugs behind the  concept of a Christmas-time Carol Ship which  seems likely to develop into one of the Sunshine  Coast's   most   pleasantly   enduring   traditions.  Notice  The Coast News will not be publishing >>  December 27th, but look forward to "'  the first edition of 1978 on January 3rd.  The of f ice will be closed  December 22nd to 28th inclusive.  Open December 29th.  Closed New Years day ^  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday  tarn Coast News, December 20,1977.  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. ^~k.  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.  'Tis the Season  Of all the festivals that mark the  seasons of the year it is perhaps natural  that the winter festival should be the one  most dearly loved because it comes at  a time when very little external can  induce us to rejoice. In various parts  of the northern hemisphere we have  endured the going of the light, diminishing daily until at this time of the year in  this part of the world about one third  only of our day is blessed with light.  We, depending upon our location, have  been rained on, snowed on, or simply  frozen and the end is far from being in  sight.  We huddle together and find reasons  to celebrate in defiance and in the  hope of returning warmth. It is a seasonal thing which in winter once marked  the winter solstice and the promised  return of the warmth and the light and  it was adopted as the time of the celebration of the birth of Christ by early  Christians.  It is a time in a troubled and divided  world and amidst alienated people for  us to remind ourselves that in fact we  all have so much more in common than  the things that divide us. It is a time for  putting aside factional matters and reuniting in spirit. The standard criticisms  are that Christmas has become too  materialistic or that we are too frequently  united in spirits rather than in spirit  and it is certain that there is truth in the  criticisms.  And yet for most of us fortunate to have  loved ones the old magic of the drawing  together  against  the  dark still  works.  There is a magic and a warmth that  we create and share together which  sustains us spiritually whether we  consciously think of it or not.  There are others, however, who are  not in fortunate situations. There are  people in prison, in hospitals or mental  institutions, or in skid-row hotels to  whom the opportunity of coming together  is denied. One of the most harrowing  poems that Peter Trower ever wrote  was called Mapping the Abyss and delineated the minor tragedies of a skid-  row Christmas. The manuscript has been  lost but the poem begins and ends with  the words: "Many men alone and diminished women/Folded like flowers in  the pages of their pain."  Perhaps as we hold our family get-  togethers and our gatherings of friends  over this holiday season it would be well  if for a moment we could spare a moment's thought for the friendless and  alone, for the incarcerated and the ill.  Be it remembered that the man whose  birthday we Christians celebrate at this  time walked on earth among publicans  and sinners and walked with compassion.  If we would celebrate' in his name it  behooves us to afford the unfortunate  or the foolish the same compassion as  did he. At least it should be possible at  this time of the year.  The staff of the Coast News wishes  the people ofthe Sunshine Coast a peaceful and pleasant Christmas and we  trust that the coming year will prove  :o be one that will contain its due measure of happiness and prosperity. Lang  may your lum reek.  Support  The businesses of the Sunshine Coast  are taking _ the opportunity afforded  them ifc convey through ther local newspapers seasonal greetings to their  customers and friends. In many cases  these advertisers have included in their  salutations the hours of business which  will pertain during the holiday season.  May we respectfully, therefore, draw  your    attention    to    these    salutations  ior tms double reason. During the  holidays the various enterprisesjobserve_  individual schedules and in those cases  where the hours are included it should  be possible to avoid the confusion which  could otherwise arise. We invite our  friends and readers to support the advertisers who support the Coast News  through this holiday season and into  the coming year.  Employment  On a less than seasonal note, we would  express some concern about the continued exportation of jobs and payroll  from this area which has a crying need  for both. Earlier this year the School  Board found itself confronted with the  choice of hiring a Vancouver firm or a  local firm to audit the School Board  books. Secretary-Treasurer Roy Mills  said at that time that there was little  to choose between the two alternatives  yet the work, and the resultant payroll,  went to Vancouver.  Just recently a local firm, Morel  Framing, had a virtually identical bid  to a Powell River firm for the framing  of the 37-unit apartment block on the  old Wyngaerten property and the contract went to the Powell River firm who  will primarily use their own men. Reg  Morel estimates that $60,000 in wages  will be lost to the area and go largely  to Powell River.  In an area with as much unemployment  as this one, this would seem to be a  matter which should cause some concern.  Wages lost are not lost to the men  who would have been employed alone,  for since they live here the money would  filter throughout the community. It is  a matter which deserves some thought.  from the files of Coast News  " 5 YEARS AGO  The old co-op dock is no more. It was  towed away for another destination.  Wind had created damage to it over the  week-end so George Hill decided to call  in someone needing a dock.  Cutting your own Christmas tree  could be very costly, particularly if it  is removed from Crown Land or if it  is a balsam fir. Such an offence is  punishable by fine up to $500.  10 YEARS AGO  A petition opposing the highways  department proposed route for the Gibsons bypass from Langdale to the region  of Seaview cemetery is being circulated.  Gibsons Centennial Project, constructed in Kinsman Park, was turned over to  the Village Council in a ceremony Monday at the Municipal Hall.  Disturbed by a Gibsons council report  prepared by Martin Dayton, Professional engineer, on a sewage system for  the village which it was maintained  would dump raw sewage off Gospel Rock  area and thus spoil Gower Point beaches,  drew many letters of protest.  15 YEARS AGO  l  Sechelt and Gibsons municipal councils  are showing an interest in the Powell  River move towards obtaining a ferry  from Powell River area to Vancouver  Island possibly at Comox. Both council  are in favour.  20 YEARS AGO  The Sechelt Volunteer Fire Department has recently purchased the latest  model Wajac Fire pump. The pump is  used by forestry and other fire stations.  Inar Bergen of Twin Creeks suffered  undetermined injuries when a tree he  was felling toppled, pinning him to the  ground. He is now in Vancouver General  Hospital.  25 YEARS AGO  A search party, slowed by heavy rains  and high winds, cut its way through the  woods to a spot a quarter of a mile  from Crowston Lake, 4 miles from  Half-Moon Bay to reach the wrecked  plane of the Queen Charlotte Airlines.  The crash killed pilot B.Wilson of Vancouver. A member of the search party  also went missing.  ^ ^,-*#^WWfc  Helen Dawe reminds us with Edric Clayton photos from 1926  that snow at Sechelt is nothing new. At Gibsons, Helen McCall also  recorded snow scenes at about the same time. During the 1920's,  snow fell during most winters and stayed for weeks on some occasions. When the Big Snow of 1934-35 melted, the tip of Point Gray  slid into the ocean. Snow dissolved by rain in 1954 took out cement  highway culverts at Roberts Creek and a wooden bridge at Chapman  Creek. A six-foot fall in the late 1950's cracked the machine-room  roof at Port Mellon. Recent snowfalls revealed the vulnerability of  wheeled vehicle on our steep hills. Not so for Helen McCall.  With snow -treads on her gumboots, she hiked the countryside  at will, pausing now and again to record for posterity a scene that  appealed to her. Photo courtesy Elphinstone Pioneer Museum.  L.R.Peterson  Musings  John Burnside   **  Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  My father died two days before  Christmas, 1951. He had been a  semi-invalid for years after  having his pelvis shattered in a  fall of the roof of the Karnes  Colliery in 1939. He had worked  briefly in a bomb factory during  the Second World War and as a  hospital orderly after, the war but.  the physical damage he had  sustained was so severe that  even light work was denied him.  In addition to his weakened  back - at the time of the accident  it was believed impossible, that  he would ever walk again - the  coal dust had coated his lungs  and increasingly towards the end  of his life he found it difficult to  breathe. In the mornings the  two pound jam jar that my  mother filled with clear water  and put by his bed every night  was filled with black. In the  mornings I would see him sitting  up in bed with his head between  his knees trying to draw air  into lungs that would no longer  expand.  Prior to his accident he had  been noted for hardihood among  a hardy people. When I was  home on holiday in 1962 I went  down to the Karnes Colliery  that I had been born beside. It  was the only time in my life  that I was underground. For  visitors the "cage" that took us  down the mineshaft is operated  at a much slower speed than it is  for the miners but still to me it  seemed to plunge downward  frighteningly fast. My ex-wife  was with me and my Uncle Will's  daughter Margaret. Women  underground are regarded as  being bearers of misfortune but  my ex-wife, as a visitor, had  been anxious to go and my cousin  had seized the opportunity of  her going to wangle a place on  the expedition too.  Aside from the predictable  blackness I was much taken  by the wetness of the mine.  The walls seemed to stream  water constantly. The first  "road" that we walked down  was wide and sloped steeply  downward still. It was an old  mine and there was a long walk  before you came to the coal face  where men were working. As  we walked down the sloping  way illuminated by the pit  lamps on our helmets there came  a light bobbing and weaving up  the slope towards us. As the  light came closer we could see  it was worn in the pit hat of an  old coal miner. The grizzled  veteran was coming up the hill  at good speed but was leaning  into it heavily under the weight  of his years.  The old man looked with  disapproval at our little party.  He did not like to see women  down there. His eye swept over  me and with quiet disdain he  saw a tourist: a skinny, bespectacled six-footer who looked  ill at ease in his borrowed miner's  garb. The old man's glance took  much in and said many things  as he prepared to pass us by  without breaking stride. He did  however acknowledge my uncle,  his workmate: "Aye, Wull,"  he said.  "Sammy," said my uncle and  the old man stopped and waited.  Still., disapproving and���not very  friejndb>b^ctJSamniyo"?-said my  uncle,^ -'this .>.is... .v. BobbyF Burn-,,  side's boy." The change in the  old man's bearing was immediate  and subtly dramatic. He turned  fully towards us and straightened  up. From the coal-blackened  face the steady eyes gleamed and  this time the object of their  gaze was as much the past as it  was the bespectacled visitor  before him.  At the time of this meeting,  it should be noted, my father  bad been dead for eleven years  and it had been twenty-three  years since the roof fall had  ended his mining career. After  a moment's steady gaze the old  miner took his pit hat off and  came across the road to me with  his hand stuck out: "Son,"  he said, "I knew your father.  By Christ, he was a hardy bit of  stuff." It was a tribute made  the more having by its taciturnity.  Having paid it, the old man put  back his hat and turned once  more to the hill.  My father had been an active  man outside his working hours  roaming the moorland hills  with dogs and fellow miners,  catching rabbits and trout in  those often hungry times, playing  exuberant soccer but none of  this had been in my memory.  I had been only a year oid.wheii  the roof fell and though I loved  him dearly I used to wish, as  children will, that my father  could work like other men and it  saddens me to say that I think  he knew this.' Because of this,  however, the old miner's change  of attitude at the mention of  his name and the simple testimonial that he made moved me  deeply.  It was not the physical alone  that my father had been denied.  An extremely bright boy, he had  been forced to leave school at  the age of twelve to help his  father support a large family.  The old, grim Scottish schoolmaster came and begged in  tears that the boy be allowed to  pursue an education but there  was nothing my grandfather  could do.  My father was never a bitter  man despite the thwartings he  had known. Until the end of  his life he remained remarkably  youthful looking with a head of  well-groomed jet black hair in  which there was no gray all the  days of his life. Sometimes in  the driest of summer days he  seemed quite healthy, but when  the west coast mists and damp  came in he was virtually immobilized by the unresponsive  lungs.  To my young and untutored  eyes he seemed to die very  suddenly. I think his heart  finally gave out behind the  terrible coughings. It was the  23rd of December and he was  forty-nine years old. I was  thirteen and wore my first pair  of long trousers to my father's  funeral, which was the day after  -.Christrnas.;; .   ��� *..-;.-^-.i..^.^^-i-?~  The house was full of visiting  relatives that Christmas but it  was not a joyous time, though  I lay awake very late on the  night he died and listened to  my uncle and my brother talk  of him. The sober thoughtful  talk soon gave way to chuckling  reminiscences of a man they  had loved and I listened eagerly  in the dark to the tales of the  father I had just lost..  It was not a merry Christmas,  however, and even yet, though  I have no difficulty wishing joy  to my fellows, I find that Christmas is not my favourite time.  There are two times in every  year when news is thin and uninteresting;  summer, when the  newsmakers      and      politicians  are        in        the        Bahamas;  . and Christmas.    Read a paper  lately?    Listened to the  news?  Boring stuff.     Aside  from  the  entire   three   to   eighteen   year  old-population struggling to free;  .  themselves  frbm7 the   grips   of  ^gin,  whichi their cparents;,have,  forced   upon  them,   things   are  generally calm.  It is at times like these that  journalists, both venerable and  virginal, trot out the old standby's. What better opportunity  to reveal my Christmas list?  At the top of this year's list  is my friend Burnside. To John  (with love and Merry Christmas)  a new pair of scissors with which  to lacerate the offerings of his  humble penmen.  To my friend Madoc-Jones, a  new    joke  ' book;     something  The Journey off the Magi  ' 'A cold coming we had of it.  Just the worst time of the year  For a journey, and such a long journey:  The ways deep and the weather sharp,  The very dead of winter. "  And the camels galled, sore-footed, refractory,  Lying down in the melting snow.  There were times we regretted  The summer palaces on slopes, the terraces.  And the silken girls bringing sherbet.  Then the camel men cursing and grumbling  And running away, and wanting their liquor and women.  And the night-fires going out, and the lack of shelters^  And the cities hostile and the towns unfriendly  And the villages dirty and charging high prices:  A hard time we had of it.  At the end we preferred to travel all night.  Sleeping in snatches,  With the voices singing in our ears, saying  That this was all folly.  Then at dawn we came down to a temperate valley,  Wet, below the snow line, smelling of vegetation:  With a running stream and a water-mill beating the darkness.  And three trees on the low sky.  And an old white horse galloped away in the meadow.  Then we came to a tavern with vine-leaves over the lintel.  Six hands at an open door dicing for. pieces ,of silver.  And feet kicking the empty wine-skins.  But there was no information, and so we continued  And arriving at evening, not a moment too soon  Finding the place; it was (you may say) satisfactory.  All this was a long time ago, I remember,   -  And I would do it again, but set down  This set down  This: were we led all that way for  Birth or Death? There was a Birth, certainly,  We had evidence and no doubt. I had seen birth and death.  But had thought they were different; this Birth was  Hard and bitter agony for us, like Death, our death.  We returned to our places, these Kingdoms,  But no longer at ease here, in the old dispensation,  With an alien people clutching their gods.  I  / should be glad of another death.  By T.S.Eliot  published  since   World  War  II  should do.  To my boss, Don Montgomery,  a list of names and addresses  of teachers as good as me (or  is it "I"?).  Editor's Note: It is "I". Don you  can reach me at the Coast News  To Fran ' 'the ham V Berger* a ii t  free'lunch'. How about french ���:���  fries and a coke after oufrun? ."������-������  To fellow journalist Pam Gross  a trade. Last year's copy of  How to Write an Editorial for a  copy of The Politics of Education.  To my colleague Kory Regan:  a retread on her thumb stall  to speed up the paper work in the  office.  To Maureen: a back rub.  To June Siison: My body - for  first aid practice.  To J.S.Browning: a pen knife  co keep the old quill sharp.  To Roy Mills: a 30-second  dictaphone tape to help him be  more concise.  To Jim Weir: 100 hours of  marking help, so he has more  time for bridge.  To Pat Edwards: an'anthology of genteel humor - something  written in a logging camp perhaps.  This is fun. I can't wait to get  to the people I don't like.  As for me, all I want is a week  off, or even two. In those two  weeks I could reflect on all of  the fine, terrible, famous, obscure, bizarre, or ridiculous  people and places that have  made it possible to write, week  after week for what, in two  weeks,, will be a year of the ���  Coast News - Glassford Press  edition.  Seasons Greetings and a .  happy and successful New Year  to: John, Eileen, Manuane, ~  Ian, Bruce, Linda, et al at the  Coast News; Peter, John Faust-  man, Fran and all the other  contributors; to Celia, Don Claus,  Peter Maureen, Joanne, Tim  and everyone at the School  Board office, especially the one  person who makes them all  look good - Anne Robertson;  to friends, colleagues and students at Elphinstone; to the  Rugby Club; to John, Fran,  Helen, etc., at the Cedars Inn  to all members of the Bridge  Club; to Liberals, bureaucrats,  land speculators, benign neglec-  tprs, the Ministry of Education,'  city, dwellors. Land commissioners, Lief Mjones, Dr.. Rogers,  Jack Horner, the Prime Minister  and Mrs Whatsnernarnev Mr.  Shakespeare, the' 'City Fathers  Joe Clark; Jim, Wayne, \ John,  Al, Rob, Don, Big Red and  George the Timekeeper at ���  Clowhom; Laurie, my niece;  the memory of my old pal Harv  (R.I.P.); my children; Gary Gray;  Orv Moscrip; my old .high  school counsellor and; all day  dreamers. .':���   <��� \.  Best wishes. '  H  tV LETTERS to the EDITOR  Municipal  Dear Editor:  Your article in your last newspaper issued, prompts me to  reply as follows: THE MUNICIPAL ACT Part III, Sections  #47 - 147 deals clearly and  specifically with Public Polling,  and section 105 which is being  mentioned as controlling elections of Regional Board Chairmen is a wrong use and therefore a misuse of the Act. My  contention at the election of  Board Chairman was, and is  supported by Mr. CS.J.Mc-  Kelvey,' Executive Director  UBCM; Mr.T.M.Youngberg,  Staff Officer UBCM; and Mr.  J.P.Taylor, Assistant Deputy  Minister, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. There  are other guiding factors in our  Letters Patent SCRD from which  the Bylaw #1 CONSOLIDATION  was authorised and considerable  guidance is contained therein,  but like any other "book of  rules" common sense should  be exercised in the interpretation thereof, and that was  what the directors did exercise.  To my mind, it should be  clear to the least interested  among us, that the public having  turned out to exercise their  democratic right of electing  those among us whom they wish  to trust with their wellbeing,  and money for the next two  years, are most certainly entitled  to a better finale (the choosing  of the SCRD Chairman) than  that provided by the selection of  the Chairman by one of our paid  servants, however well respected.  We may well be concerned to  reflect that our well liked, efficient and willing Secretary-  Treasurer (who is not by the way,  our returning officer) should  never have been placed in the  positionx of assuming the end  responsibility of eight Directors  charged by the electorate to  elect a chairman from. among  themselves, thus placing herself  in the undoubted position of  forever having . her choice suspect, whichever candidate she  may have chosen. As our senior  civil servant in the SCRD her  position and credibility must forever by inviolate.  The final -flippant suggestion,  the flipping of a coin (pun intended) ' has to be the final  insult to the electorate. I do  not think that the many people  who turned out to vote would  have felt other than poorly served  by the implementation of this  halfarsed suggestion, and the  less said about it the better.  Suffice to say that we the Directors (to my mind) are not in the  board room to play games (toss  up to see who is going to be  Captain) but to perform some  damned serious, increasingly  complex business, and. I for  one am pleased that at the first  meeting- so widely reported,  the directors did not follow the  leader into an Alice in Wonderland situation. Contrary to some  widely held opinions, for the  most part, they are not a bunch  of crackpots, knuckleheads,  dictators, and/or layabouts on  the Board for the princely $25.00  per week,but some well-dedicated men who this year at  least, will not "go along with the  band", just to be .nice or whatever.  Judging by the independance  already demonstrated by this  year's Board of Directors, it will  be, thank God, not a cut and  dried session, and I would ask  you to urge your readers to  get in on the decision-making  and tell your Director what  you want done in Area "C".  What you ask for may not be  possible but if you don't communicate, you will never know ���  We do. of course need your  newspaper for some good,,  lively, objective reporting.  Charles Lee,  Director "AREA CEE"  Drop off your Coast News classified ads In Pender Harbour at  Westorsnnd's Chemists. It's  convenient.  Education  .(���  Editor's Note:   Below are some  thoughts   occassloned   by   Paul  Handsby's remarks on education  which appeared in this paper last  week.  Dear Mr. Handshy:  Yes, indeed, the education  system certainly has definite  drawbacks, but I don't think it  takes William Tell marksmanship  to hit on them - they are all too  obvious. So, where to from  there?- Your article, as with  countless others, only spotted  the apple but failed to pierce it.  Perhaps the answer isn't in  shaking pur self-righteous fingers  at the schools, but in using that  energy at home with the kids.  How many parents experience  relief when kids reach . school  age - time to themselves while  the kids are at school? The boredom in class surely must contain  some reflection of our (as parents)  lack of stimulation in what education, learning can be. The first  few steps a child takes, for example, are they appreciated for  themselves or for the fact that  they represent walking? And  this is carried further in school,  the fact a child understands he  can find the answer in an encyclopedia isn't half as important  as his knowing the answer - how  unfortunate. I read once that a  child enters school as a question  mark and leaves as a period,  maybe we as parents don't give  the question mark enough support but also encourage the  answer. I think if the idea of  excitement in learning how to  learn, as compared to just learning, is given a great deal of  support at home the kids aren't  going to be content to be passed  through a system that lectures  at and expects that information  to be fed back. The concept of  what education is cannot change  unless a child understands it and  since the schools don't seem to  provide that information I guess  we as parents are going to have  to discover the meaning with  our kids. And with this teamwork we can learn what schools  can do to fulfill the needs instead  of waiting until the kid's boredom incites our finger-wagging.  The school is merely a resource  pool and can only be effective  when students learn .how to  question > instead': of passively '  waiting to be fed the answer?  Education; needs our help.r ,u.;  criticism.  ���      . Carole Fla' .  Roberts Cr* .  Request  Editor:  The Chiliiwack Smokey Monitors Association, a citizens band  radio emergency monitoring team  is preparing, as a public service,  a listing for publication of all  organized emergency monitoring  teams (land and marine) within  the province of B. C. Search  and Rescue Teams included if  they stand scheduled monitoring  watches.  The association would be  pleased if those CB emergency  monitoring teams, organizations,  or clubs within your area would  write to me at the address below  with the following information:  1. The name of the organized  group (no listings of individual  members, please.)  2. The location and range area  monitored.    ���  3. The channel monitored.  4. The daily hours monitored (24, '  18,16,12, etc.)  5. The number of members  actively engaged in daily emergency monitoring.  It is understood that in some  isolated areas of the province  there are :,only one or two in- ^  dividuals who have undertakento  monitor (or be' available) for  emergency calls on CB radio.  We would appreciate also  hearing from any RCMP who are  utilizing CB radio for emergency  purposes as an aid to their  duties.  Margaret Sovey  Information Officer  Chiliiwack Smokey Monitors  60 Windsor St.,  Chiliiwack, B.C. V2P 6C2  Teaching  GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE  Increase your chance of survival ffroni  smoke inhalation with one off the most  sensitive and  reliable smoke  detectors  on the market. Regular price $49.95  SALE PRICE $41.95  Free  delivery  and   locating  suggestions for Gibsons,  Granthams,   Hopkins,   Langdale  and Gower Pt. residents.  Do it yourself or we'll install it tor you,  (Only $5.00 per unit)       Peninsula Alarm Systems Ltd.  Westclox Smoke Detectors R. Ranniger  Model POC76B 886-9116  Editor  To Area E residents, now that  I am officially your representative, the involvement has started.  Area E extends along Cemetery  Road on the west side of North  Road, between Reid Road and  Cemetery; along the north side  of Reid Road, from North Road  to Payne Road, then both sides  of the road to the Sunshine Coast  Highway; both sides of the Sunshine Coast Highway from Pratt  Road to Pine Road; all of Pratt  Road and the roads leading  off it; from approximately Gospel  Rock to the end of Gower Point  Road.  The Regional Board has  received a Canada Works Grant  for students to clear the beach  access. If you have any locations  in mind give me a call.  The industrial park on Payne,  Road proposes to use Reid Road  as   its   heavy   truck   entrance.  While handling a query recently I discovered a new park. It  is down the dirt road on the lower  side of the Sunshine Coast  Highway,- approximately half  way between the cemetary and  the old'S'bends.  The park has a very impressive  stand of fir trees. The trail  through the park winds its way  down to Beach Avenue. Thanks  to Jim Gurney and Dick Darby,  this park was acquired for us  through an expired crown grant.  That's all for now.  Merry Christmas and a safe  New Year.  George Gibb  Editor:  For those readers who know of  me and know that I am opposed  to the education system here, I  appreciate very much this opportunity to make the following  statement of my position:  The reason I quit teaching  school was not because I didn't  know how to teach and not because I couldn't "control" the  kids or couldn't "take it". For  your information, my mother was  a highly respected school teacher  for many years in a small community and I have a proper  university degree in education.  I know how to teach.  The, reason I quit was because  I concluded that teachers use the  children in their classes to satisfy their needs. This seemed to  outweigh any attempts to satisfy  the needs of the children as  individuals, or to develop their  individual abilities.  Before I quit in 1969 I spent  about a month observing various  free schools; in the interior of  B. C, in Vancouver and on  Saturna Island; and I was convinced that the free schools were  less harmful to the children than  the regular schools so I decided  never again to be a part of that  which passes for education in  the public school system.  Arthur Shaw  Hydro  Fitness  Editor:  Just noticed your recent  editorial on Hydro and Bob Bonner and thought I'd better point  put a small error.  Bonner resigned from MacMiilan Bloedel in April, 1974,  returning to the practice of law.  He didn't become Hydro chairman until January, 1976.  So it isn't quite right to say he  left MB to assume the Hydro  job. It's even less correct to say  he left the chief executive post  at MB for Hydro, because he  dropped the chief exec label in  April, 1973, when he became  chairman after precisely one year  as president and chief executive  officer.  (I know this doesn't really  affect the general thrust of your  editorial, but you may want to  file this info away for any future  reference.) Tom Williams  Corp. Communications  ,:;.v       ; MacMiilan Bloedel Ltd/'  ;���*������*���*���*���*���*���������*****������������*������������������  sr.j ai ��jut'(B;i:'j ari'i'    ".von ��.'.*��>���;  Students  express  concern  The major concern in the school  this week is being expressed  in letters to the Editor of the  Peninsula Times over their  absurd attempt to belittle the  Elphinstone Student Body. The  students of Mr. Madoc-Jones  English 12 were each given  a copy of the paper, told to read  it, and then asked to express  their feelings in a letter to the  Editor. Some of the best ones  were sent to the paper and a  number of others were tacked  to the bulletin board in the main  foyer. In reading these letters  one can sense the outrage these  students naturally feel after being  so grossly discriminated against.  A number of these letters - are  excellent and if you get a chance  to, I would highly recommend  that you come to the school and  read the letters posted in the  foyer. I would also like to thank  Mr. Madoc-Jones for being  so quick to stand up and defend  the Student Body.  On the lighter side of the news  the school is finally ready for the  arrival of Jolly Old Santa Claus  who, it is rumoured, will make an  early appearance at the Grade 12  Christmas Party this coming  Tuesday. Reliable sources have  informed me that some of these  grade 12's are so excited about  meeting Santa, that they can't  sleep at night.  Coast News, December 20,1977.  Methuselah ate what he found  on his plate,/ And never as  people do not/ Did he note the  amount of the calorie count;/.  He ate it because it was chow./  He wasn't disturbed as at dinner  he sat,/ Devouring a roast or a  pie,/ To think it was loaded in  granular fat,/ Or a couple of  vitamins shy./ He cheerfully  chewed every species of food,/  Unmindful of worry or fears,/  That his heart might be hurt by  a fancy dessert,/ And he lived  over nine hundred years.  Have a good week!  BobEfarr  ,_�� a__* ��- _*^_a as*   .��_��_��  Special Notice  to Readers  *  *  *  *  *  i  *  *  *  *  *  *  The Sunshine Coast News is distributed  to every home on the Sunshine Coast  every week. We are endeavouring to  produce a community newspaper which  will be worthy of this lovely and interes- *  ting area.. 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Dreiberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone:  885-9750 or 883-2736  GIBSONS UNITED CHURCH  Christmas Eve Service  11:00 p.m.     <  Christmas Day service  11:15 a.m.  united Church  st. john's davis bay  Christmas Eve 8:00 p.m.  Christmas Day 9:30 a.m.  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service -11:00 a.m.  Revival -7:00 p.m.  Bible Study - Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  Jack and Jill Minding Centre had a Christmas Party for their youngsters last week. Santa  was a bit late in arriving but was all the more welcome when he did. Over a hundred  mothers and children enjoyed the party.  Are  You  Interested  in a  Writer's Workshop?  If you are there  will be an informal  gathering Wed.  evening, 7:00 p.m.  at Fran's house,  Point Rd., Hopkins.  For information, call  886-9246.  3rd ANNUAL  TURKEY DINNER    SPECIAL  Thursday,  December 22nd  '>A  Complete Course  Turkey Dinner  .$3.95  SEASON'S GREETINGS  Thank-you for your patronage���  The Management & Staff  May we continue to serve you in the   coming   year  Golden City Restaurant  Wharf Rd,Sechelt  885-2511  i  I  r..t*s.':-iri ^ ii tA/  :,*������;:�����s:< 3?<.*U ni bras. ��:::>! tibrjikjvi k-.si��>^u-'?ii  iv:!!0(;���� ii ���'b.-jUJ.'JVH.r a?* .ti'tiHJs'i ^;V> :*;:T��:'t =<���'���"  ^i :-��.-���;  .:--ji.....  Holiday Season.  Season's greetings are just as nice and a lot less expensive when  you dial long distance direct (112) especially at discount time.  It also pays to be smart  by placing your calls early,  before the holiday rush,  so you're sure to get  through.  Hang this little  chart by your  phone for a handy  reminder.  ��s.  Long Distance Discounts On Most Calls  You DialYourself (112) + (area code if  outside B.C.) 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Coast News, December 20,1977  GROGAN'S CAFE  -.;The village of Minstrel Island  lies two-hundred odd  miles  up  the B. C. coast in a small bay  near the mouth of Tribune Channel.    The origin of its name is  lost in the turmoil of history but  one story has it that a minstrel-  show was stranded there around  the turn of the century.   Certain  other place-names in the immediate area such as Bones Bay give  some credence to this whimsical  legend.     Until   the   mid-fifties,  Minstrel was  a  relatively busy  place. Over sixty gyppo logging-  camps picked up their mail and  groceries  there and  the  small,  slapdash  pub   did   a   constantly  roaring trade.   Then the timber-  quota   system   was   introduced,  ���effectively ' forcing  most   of the  independent   operators   out    of  business.    With the passing of  the  gyppos,   Minstrel  slid  into  decline and became a backwater;  >&   rough    monument    to    more  .vigorous days.  J In late May of 1975, while  'filming a logging documentary  Jfor the CBC, I set foot there for  Jthe first time in twenty-five years.  sit didn't appear to have changed  \too drastically. The gaunt hotel  J at the wharfhead had another  Jquarter-century of wear and tear  |on it but it was never much to  rwrite home about in the first  Cplace. With its patchy grey walls  Oand dull-eyed windows, it could  phave been plucked at random  5from any old street in a ghost-  etown. The awkward green store-  r-buildings to the right of the pier  ^looked equally as accidental as  N'l remembered them and there  jwere a couple of houses that  gseemed dimly familiar. Something jogged my memory and I  ^glanced to my left over the bottle-  [Iflats to the low rocky headland.  *|But there was only a patch of  <waste and bulldozed ground  ^ where Grogan's Cafe had been.  s Later, drinking tepid beer in the  ['bankrupt bar, pictureless, cus-  I'tomer-starved, mournful as a  5'dirge, I let myself drift back to  ��my wet-behind-the-ears years  ^and a late-fall day in 1950.  *, The bar is no less drab but it  ms crowded with loggers and  <fishermen in this boom year. I'm  ^sitting with a newly-immigrated  Irishman called Paddy Flynn and,  though you'd never guess it,  we're both looking for work.  The A-frame show at which we  Pages ^oiii'^iife^IiQg  Peter Trower  were both employed until a few  days ago, has been shut down for  snow. Its still over a month to  Xmas and I'm hoping to grab a  couple more weeks at a low-level  camp. The Minstrel pub functions as a sort of unofficial hiring-  agency for the gyppos but the  boys are hanging tough this  close to the end of the year and  the prospects aren't too promising. I figure I'll hang around  one more day and then head for  the City.  A raffish-looking character  enters with a thirsty look and  Paddy calls him over. He sits  down and orders a round. Paddy  introduces us. Davie Grogan is  anywhere from thirty-five to  fifty with a battered boyface full  of infinite mischief. He shows  interest when he catches my  name. "You wouldn't be Chris'  brother?" I confirm the fact.  Turns out that Chris (having quit  the same camp some weeks  previously) had worked briefly  for Grogan. I figure at first he's  talking about logging but it  appears that he runs some sort  of cafe. Out of a clear blue sky,  Grogan offers me the same job of  short-order cook. I protest that I  know nothing about short-order  cooking. "Nothing to it,"  assures Grogan. "Don't serve  nothing except bacon and eggs  and Campbell's Soup. Ain't no  goormays around this goddamn  place!" After a few more beers  I find I've been talked into having  a stab at it.  When the bar finally closes,  we pick up some case-beer and  stumble over the rough path to  Grogan's unprepossessing establishment. (Since there is another  small cafe closer to the hotel,  I have had no occasion to visit  the place before.) We reach the  door and after much fumbling  and cursing, Grogan locates his  key. He switches on the light and  I do a double-take. The place is  large and low-ceilinged with walls  of a ratty brown colour. The  grimy floor is caulk-riddled and  splintered. A counter with ten  unsafe-looking stools occupies  perhaps a third of the total area.  The middle section is empty of  anything except dust while at the  far end lies a veritable garbage-  heap. Bottles, boxes, crates,  broken chairs, egg-cartons,  wornout clothing, ancient newspapers and dust sprawl in a hopeless jumble. There is a strong  odour of stale food and cooking-  fat. A health or fire-inspector  would have a field day.  We pass from this remarkable  room through a curtained doorway to the living-quarters. Paradoxically, Grogan appears to  keep this private area in better  order than the cafe. Paddy has  tagged along with us. The three  of us sit around, working on the  beer. Grogan confides that he's  running the place for, some old  guy called Hansen who's away  sick. Then he launches on an  interminable story about his  Army adventures in World War  Two. Finally, I fumble my way  to a vacant couch and fall alseep.  I wake to blinding winter  sunlight; the sound of loud  knocking. "Hey Grogan, open to  hell up!" an impatient voice  urges. As I roll off the couch  and hurry to the sink to splash  some water on my face, I hear  Grogan grumpily admitting our  first customer. Shortly, he comes  back through the curtain and  looks pleased to see I'm mobile.  "Bill wants three eggs sunnyside-  up and some bacon and toast.  Stuff's in the fridge. I'll heat the  coffee."  I prepare the order clumsily,  breaking two of the yolks and  burning the.toast a bit. Grogan  seems quite satisfied and bears  the plate away. I'm half-expecting some complaint from the  vociferous Bill but there is only  a dull grunt of approval. I begin  to get the hang of it as the day  wears on. Business is surprisingly brisk. We barely get time to  eat ourselves. Around three-  thirty that afternoon, Grogan  counts the proceeds. "Forty-one  dollars and sixty cents," he  announces with a goofy, toothless  smile. "Time to shut her down  and go drink some beer." I  offer no objection.   He puts ten  bucks in the kitty for supplies and  splits the rest down the middle.  We adjourn to the pub and try  to catch up with Paddy.  The next few days follow the  general pattern of the first. Our  easy-to-please customers remain  faithful. If we ran the place  properly, we might be able to  turn a bit of a profit but invariably  by mid-afternoon, Davie's thirst  gets the better of him. In effect  we are only working for beer-  money. I can understand why  Chris didn't stick this set-up for  long. Its a congenial treadmill to  precisely nowhere. One night,  I get wind that a whistle-punk  has quit at a nearby camp. I  corner the push and manage to  land myself the job. Thus ends  my brief and decidedly unsober  partnership with Davie Grogan.  He accepts the news of my  defection philosophically. The  weather remains  very  mild for,  that time of year. My stay at  the small camp is pleasant,  almost-totally uneventful . and  lasts about two weeks. By this  time it is getting very close to  Christmas. Back in Minstrel,  I decide to look up Grogan and  say goodbye before heading for  Vancouver. The cafe is closed  tight and he is nowhere to be  found. Paddy however, is still  in evidence, having secured himself a camp-watching post for  the shutdown. He fills me in  on what happened.  "Lucky you got out of there  when you did. Few days after  you left, old Hansen the owner  shows up unexpected. He's been  in hospital in the city. You know  how Davie always said the old  man had left him to run the  place. Seems it wasn't that way  at all. He just busted in there one  night and took over. Anyhow,  Hansen found him there and  raised one hell of a commotion.  Swore he was going to charge  Davie with everything in the book  but Grogan lit out of here on a  fishboat before the cops come.  Guess the crazy bugger's still  running. Hansen got so worked  up over it, he had some kind of  relapse. Hear he's back in hospital."  "Be goddamned," I say but  my mind is on the bright lights.  I've had enough of this lonesome  country for one year. Distantly,  I hear a plane approaching. I  hope its mine.  I  1976 Chevelle Malibu Classic  4-door, V-8, Auto, trans.,  P.S., P.B., Radio.  $4,495.00  Season's Greetings to one and all  from the management and staff.  We look forward  to serving you in the coming year.  1969 Ford Grand Torino  H.T., 390 Automatic  $1,895.00  1972 Chevelle H.T.  v-8 Automatic, Radio  $2,495.00  1971 Fargo Sports Window  Van, V8, Auto. Extra seat,  Excellent, 28,000 miles.  $3295.00  1967 Cougar V8  Auto., P.S., P.B., Radial  Tires, excellent. $1650.00  1972 Chev Belair H.T.  V8, Auto, P.S., P.B.  Excellent. $2595.00  1973 F100 Ranger Pick-up  V8, Auto., P.S., P.B.  $2995.00  1967 Pontiac Grand  JParistenne 396  Auto, P.S., P.B., 47,000miles.  $1695.00  1972 Ford F100 Pick-up  V8, Auto. P.S., P.B.  $2495.00  1970 Chrysler 300  4-door hard top, air  conditioned, V-8, Auto, trans.  P.S., P.B.  $1,995.00  1972 Toyota Pick-up  $1695.00  JAMIESON AUTOMOTIVE  YEAR END CLEARANCE  SALE OF TRANSPORTATION  SPECIALS!  1968 Chrysler Newport  4-dr. H.T., V8, Auto. P.S.,  P.B., Radio. $895.00  1966 Ford Galaxie V-8  Auto., rebuilt 390 motor  $495.00  1966 Plymouth Belvedere  Sedan, Auto., P.S. $550.00  1969 Pontiac 2-Door  H.T..V8, Auto., P.S.  Radio. $995.00  1973 Flat 128  4-door, Sedan. $795.00  1968 Ford Falrlane H.T.  V8, Auto., P.S., P.B. $795.00  1970 Maverick 6 cyl.  Auto., $1195.00  1966 Dodge Window Van  Semi-camperized. $650.00  1969 Viva  4-door Sedan. $795.00  OTHER SPECIALS  ON THE LOT!  J  JAMIESON AUTOMOTIVE  At the corner of Payne Road & Hwy 101  All vehicles fully  winterized & serviced  886-7919  *��� llliMUli HP_ _'     t^ijj- y _ '�� %  pr EUingham's  +   Astrology  'Star Wars'  to Twilight  coming  Theatre  The much talked about science  fiction film, Star Wars, will be  the featured attraction when the  Twilight Theatre re-opens after  its Christmas break. The space  extravaganza will grace the local.  screen for a ten day run commencing on Boxing Day.  Star Ware by writer-director  George Lucas is the furthest  cinematic flight yet into the  realm of imagining whatlife is  like on planets in other galaxies.  Framed within a story which  combines a full-blown space  war, death rays, robots, spectacular settings, creatures of all  sorts, dashing heroes and a ruthless villain, the romantic inter-  galactic adventure fulfills Lucas'  dream of making the classic  space fantasy.  Lucas' dream itself was based  on his own love of space adventure stories dating back to his  boyhood. Below is a quiz on the  kind of works of fiction, film and  T.V. that sent Lucas' imagination  soaring to other galaxies.  1. The wicked emperor Ming  was the evil nemesis of this space  adventurer who started out in  newspapers and then . reached  the screen in three famed serials.  Who was he and who played him  in the serials?  2. Space exploration on the  screen began in 1899 with French  film pioneer George Melies  whose animated rocket launch  foretold real events to come.  The film?  3. "M". "Scarlet Street",  "Dr. Mabuse", "Metropolis",  "The Woman in the Window",  were some of the classics direc-  *ted-(byr;thisr.famedi!German-bqrn  'director-:rt-But one of -his- less  known efforts was ?\ the ,.; spacy  "The Woman in the Moon".  The director?  4. Here's another space  adventurer of the 25th  century  who was a favourite in the 1930's  in newspaper comic strips as  well as on the' screen. ' If you  can answer #1, you've got the  name of the actor who portrayed  him.  5. Stanley Kubrick's flight  into space was marked by a rebellious "talking" computer who  murdered one of the two galactic  travellers. i  6. This imaginative author  was equally at home in the jungle  or in outer space. His "John  Carter of Mars" books are still  considered science fiction classics.  7. The space conflict in Star  Wars takes place in a far-off  galaxy, but in H. G. Wells  classic story the war was between  Martians and Earth, which we  barely won.  8. T.V. whet the appetitie of  would-be space travellers with  this long-run series.  9. Star Wars is writer-director George Lucas' second flight  into science fiction. His first  professional film ever starred  Robert Duvall and Donald  Pleasance and was hailed by  critics.  10. No self-respecting space  fantasy would be without a goodly  amount of these metallic, wired-  up wonders. There are 12 in  Star Wars and two, named See-  Threepio and Artoo-Detoo. have  leading roles. What or who are  they?  In addition to the inter-galactic  marvels on display, Star Wars  will also provide a truly magnificent musical experience. Noted  composer John Williams spent a  year preparing his ideas forthe-  score.",! During" Marchi" 1977,  he conducted the 87-piece London  Symphony Orchestra in a series  of 14 sessions to record .the 90  minutes of original music.  by Rae EUingham  Week commencing Dec. 19th.  General Notes: The last Full  Moon of this year may be seen on  Christmas Eve. It will conjoin  Jupiter in the sign of Cancer  promising general optimism and  pleasant domestic conditions  throughout the holiday weekend.  Venus and Mercury are also close  together in Sagittarius and will  increase the urge to socialize  and exchange ideas. On Christmas Day, Neptune and Pluto  make a rare aspect indicating  the likelihood of a significant  news announcement affecting  the whole world.  "Your friendly astrologer wishes  you all a Happy Christmas and  hopes that your individual birth-  . charts    show    very    favourable  trends in 1978.  ARIES (March 21 - April 19)  It's you, Aries, who is likely to  have the most heart-warming  domestic get-togethers during  the next few days. Be grateful.  Mid-week changes in financial  arrangements should be handled  smoothly. .  TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)  Emphasis is on short, happy  journeys but over confidence behind the wheel won't pay. Be  warned. The urge to exaggerate  or tell fibs could spoil your  present good reputation. Shared  financial dealings at last become  more agreeable.  GEMINI (May 21 - June 21)  You'll enjoy spending much  more money than most people  and will regret it, of course, in  due time. A long-standing disagreement is finally sorted out  and you both decide to bury the  hatchet. All relationships improve from that moment on.  CANCER (June 22 - July 22)  Most subjects of this sign can  expect to be in unusually high  spirits, especially those born  around June 25. Remember,  however, to consider the feelings  of quieter associates. Recent  good news on the employment  scene might be the reason for  present optimism.  LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)  Unlike most other signs, you'll  feel the urge to spend Christmas  more quietly and may even resent  boisterous ' intrusions. Visits  to secluded places will be refreshing and reassuring. Young  lovers make memorable pledges.  886-2827  GIBSONS  SEASON'S GREETINGS  Closed  December 18-  25th inclusive  VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)  You should now be feeling very  optimistic about your long-term  goals as work completed behind  the scenes begins to show results.  Important documents concerning  domestic matters or real estate  will be received soon. Strangers  are a nuisance but will have to  be tolerated.  LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23)  Your position and reputation  are about' to receive a much-  needed boost. At last you feel  that everybody is admiring you  again. Helpful messages will  point you in the best direction.  Follow your instincts;"\. "  SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)  You'll be feeling quite philosophical, even religious, as your  mind focuses on far-away places  and people. Remember that all  long-distance communications  and affairs are favoured at this  time. Students become more  enthusiastic again. Fresh financial opportunities are in the mail  for a few of you.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 - Dec 21)  People are fascinated with  your present charming ways but  they probably know nothing  about your preoccupations with  shared financial ventures which  have to be revised soon. A friend  or acquaintance is most likely to  have the final solution. Heed  advice.  CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan 19.)  Good relations with others  reach a monthly high so opportunities or ideas presented by  loved-ones should be considered  hopefully. Meanwhile, those of  you pursuing your heart's desire  in secret should be even more  discreet.  AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)  It's you, Aquarius, most likely  to suffer temporary health upsets  through festive overindulgence.  So please be warned. This weekend is a good time for promoting  personal goals by simply stating  your desires in writing. Hopes  and wishes should be worked at  and not merely dreamt about.  PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20)  A gay, jovial weekend is  guaranteed. Speculations, risks,  love affairsV and crazy ventures  will all work out. Go ahead and  do it. Good news regarding your  position and reputation is on it's  way. :  Dancing  Nancy McLeod and Adrian  Belshaw have studied and  enjoyed folk dancing in Vancouver for many years, and now they  have offered to lead a group  and teach dances here on the  peninsula. Jointly sponsored by  the Center for Continuing Education and the Community Resource  Society's Fitness Service, this  will be an ' International Folk  Dance class, teaching traditional  dances from Greece,, Israel,  the Balkans, England, Africa.  America, and Rumania. The  class will be held every Monday  from 8:00 plm. to 10:00 p.m.  in Sechelt Elementary \ School  gym, beginning January 9. and  there will be no fee. To preregister for the class, or for more  information, please^ call the  Fitness Service at 885-3611.  ���*����-* - \ **   -. *  GENERAL  Mon. Dec. 26th - Fri. Dec. 30th  TWO SHOWS NIGHTLY ��� 6:45 & 9:00  Sun. Jan!. 1st & Mon. Jan. 2nd  TWO SHOWS NIGHTLY  Starts  December 26th  Sat. Dec. 31st ��� 8:00 p.m. only  Tues. Jan. 3rd & Wed. Jan 4th  8:00 p.m. only  ADMISSION: Adults-$3.00       Students - $2.25       Children - $1.25  INTRODUCING  ! JOHNH.PHlLP        I  :. The Bank of Montreal!  | in Gibsons is pleased to:  : announce the addition of j  ��� John to its staff, y ���  :     John brings with him:  ��� four years of lending*  : experience7 in both a:  : personal and commercial:  ���nature. His job as Per- ���  j sonal Loans';^Officer at:  : Courtenay; branch lends:  ��� him valuable tools in-  : which to serve'all of our:  : customers.     \ V i  ��� Feel free to stop in and-  : see John about-any of:  : your    banking    .needs.:  ��� When we say service, we j  : provide it! \ I j fr^rf^^^^^  Books  with  John  Faustmann  i  Mauve Gloves & Madmen, he produces a book that deals  t"w ifVfae with the collected oddities he's  Tom Wolfe discovered, and this is precisely  Bantam Books what's   been   done   in   Mauve  Tom  Wolfe,   that  three-piece Gloves  & Madmen,  Clatter &  button down instamatic camera of vine.     Wolfe's latest batch of  the New York literary set, has discoveries, including some navy  done it again.    With his latest jet fighter pilots, some kidnapper  portfolio  of witty,   cheesy   and terrorists, a black baseball player  exlamation^prant-ridden      snap- in town to do his first shaving  shots, he maintains the title of cream commercial, a debutante  being the "with it" chronicleer in blue jeans and a woman in  ofthe seventies, the main man, group therapy who talks  about  the flash dude, and the number her hemorrhoids,   are  perfectly  one   road   sign   to   Where   it's detailed right down to their Gucci  Really At.  For the past ten years Tom  Wolfe has been fastidiously  picking apart the more bizarre  elements of modern living,  separating meat from bone off  the carcass ofthe great American  turkey. The delicious self-casti-  gation that one experiences from  reading his books must be enjoyable, for Mr. Wolfe has been  doing quite well with this brand  of searing social comment. His  books, such as The Electric  Kool-Ald Acid Test, and The  Kandy-Kolered Tangerine-Flake  Streamline Baby, have all sold  well, and some parts of them have  become minor classics on the  subject of contemporary manners. Woife's ability to stand  back and observe the present  age, and then step in and dissect  so cleanly, has earned him a  solid place in the letters of our  day. Age seems to be stealing  up on him - puffing out the  corners of his waistcoat, and  causing him to be just a bit too  snide and preachy, but Wolfe  can still cut cleanly where others  only hack and slash.  Wolfe is a purveyor of 'scenes',  a disciple of the Right Now school  of journalism, which includes  such worthies as Truman Capote  and Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.  The method of operation is sim-  shoes and the tiny hairs that protrude from their nostrils. Wolfe  doesn't miss a lick.  Two of the book's better sections (which appeared some time  ago in various magazines) are:  "The Spirit of the Age and what  it longs for," and "Manners,  Decor and Decorum." < In the  first, Wolfe uncovers the seventies as "The Me Decade." The  cry of the age, he asserts, has  been borrowed from a hair colouring commercial, the one that  goes: "If I have only one life to  live, let me live it as a blond."  Take the word "blond" out, and  substitute for it anything you  like, and you have the whole  motivating factor for everything  that's going on these days,  especially the women's liberation  movement. People all over  America, tired of the continual  trap, are all saying this phrase,  for this is the age when we've  finally got enough time to sit  down in front of our mirrors.  The "decade of me" is full  upon us, and all over the place .  people are running off to join  self-awareness groups, self-  realization groups, primal-scream  therapy groups and all those  other manifestations of narcissism that bur leisure oriented  age allows us. The reason we  do this, says Wolfe, is because  we get to talk about our most  . .pie   -; the , journalist : chooses  a  fringe group of people - a motor-, .favourite of ^subjects,?; ourselves  r: cycle gang, or. a pair of convicted   We love to talk about ourselves -  '���murderers^ and   he   goes -and -our hangups,-our sex lives, our  hangs out with them for awhile,    fears and angers, our emotional  and takes notes.  From the notes   lumps and knots and warts, and  we don't mind sitting around  with people who are going to tear  us apart as a group encounter so  long as the subject is us. Wolfe  calls these things "Lemon Sessions", and notes with, frightening accuracy, that the contemporary young modern these days  has no compunction in revealing  his entire sex life to a complete  stranger, although this same  person will go to great length  to keep secret the origin of his  bank account.  In "Manners, Decor and Decorum", Wolfe clicks off pictures  of manners in the seventies. He  takes us to New Haven, Connecticut, the home of Yale University,  which, at one time, used to be  the display window for the exceedingly well-dressed college  kid. Now look what's happened.  The same kids who used to keep  a whole street of tailors in business are now lounging around  looking like workingmen from the  beginning of the century. They  have on their workboots and  denims, their rough wool shirts  and their army surplus jackets,  and although they all have plenty  of money, they're trying to look  poor. Fittingly enough, over in  the black side of town, things are  exactly the opposite, where the  guys who can't afford anything  are dressed in the "Pimpmobile  Pyramid - heel Platform Soul  Prince Albert Coat Got-to-get-  over-look of Dixwell Avenue."  The rich dress down and the poor  dress up. What is this? Funky  chic, baby, funky chic.  Wolfe spent pages talking  about sideburns and society,  or rambling on about wealthy  New York matrons who "honk"  through their noses and start  nearly, every sentence with the  word "darling", or reproducing  conversations from a sex and  violence newspaper convention:  "Keeps his Mom-in-law in  Chains", meet "Kills Son and  Feeds Corpse to Pigs." Finished  with those sorts, he goes on to  pry into the modern mania for  religion. "Ten years ago,"  (he writes) "if anyone of wealth,  power, or reknbwn had publicly  'announced for Christ', people  would, have looked at him as if  his nose had been eaten away by  weevils." Now, even the U. S.  president has been "born again." '  What are we to make of all  this? Wolfe doesn't say, really;  he's not here to predict, but  simply to observe all this madness^ .Only bits of the author '  find their,, way. into this book,  and the rest is snapshots.   .Still,  # CBC Radio  Coast News, December 20,1977.  5.^  by Maryanne West  Holiday programmes for CBC  Radio include on Christmas. Eve  at 7:05 p;m. "Mrs. Restino's  Country Kitchen", described as  the complete woodstove cookbook. Homesteading in Baddeck,  Cape Breton, freedom from the  consumer society, is the background of this informal documentary to which Susie Restino, her  husband and children contribute.  At 9:05 p.m. Malka presents  "My Jerusalem", a search for  the meaning of this city which  has become the focal point for  intense religious, political and  literary debate.  The Hornby Collection at 11:05  p.m. is in two parts: "Idylls of  the Church" stories about his  father by Sam Rodden and a  play by Christopher Dafoe,  ' 'Region of Icebergs ".  Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth's traditional Christmas Day  Message can ge heard at 9:05  a.m. and will be followed by a  programme of seasonal music  and comedy with host Harry  Brown.  Handel's Messiah performed  by the Festival Singers of Canada  and the National Arts Centre  Orchestra can enrich Christmas  afternoon from 1:05 p.m.  Warren Davis will talk to  'children of many ethnic origins  at 4:05 p.m. followed by Sylvia  Tyson playing Christmas folk  music and reading poetry at 5:05  p.m. At 6:05 a Victorian top of  the pops remembers Christmas in  great grandfather's day. Concern  at 9:05 p.m. journeys back into  antiquity to rediscover the magic  ofthe season. .  you can track Wolfe down between the lines. He's the one in  the immaculate suit, standing  aloof in the corner, silently  horrified as a housewife in Des  Moines, Iowa, tells him about the  local group sex practices. Or,  he's the one who would always  be sure to have a tie on when  going out to dinner, or the one  whose wittiness could wilt flowers  across a large living room.  Tom Wolfe's instamatic  sketches catch the seventies just  as they're getting out of the bath.  Not one nodule, bump, cut,  bruise or abrasion has been air-  brushed away. Wittily written,  bitterly funny, Wolfe has gotten  close to the trivia that defines an  age.;i This may prove1 important *  to' a Society that defines^itself  through trivia/'   ti-\'$\*>   vrv'r/7  Beach  Comber  Motor Inn  presents  This  i Kliristiiios  HOLIDAY SCHEDULES  COAST  for  your  pleasure  yet another  Great  Exotic Dancer  B.C.'SOWN       KIMO  Our Dining Room is NOW OPEN  Mon. - Sat. 1 p.m. - Midnight  Sunday 10a.m.-10p.m.  VANCOUVER  SECHELT PENINSULA  POWELL RIVER  To permit as many members of our crews and  terminal personnel as possible to be with their  families during the Christmas holiday season,  the following schedule changes will be in effect:  H HOWE SOUND  Vancouver-Sechelt Peninsula  The following sailings will be cancelled Christmas Day and New Year's Day:  Lv Horseshoe Bay Lv Langdale  11:30 am 12:35 noon  6:15 pm 7:15 pm  H JERVIS INLET  Sechelt Peninsula-Powell River  The following sailings will be cancelled Christmas Day and New Year's Day:  Lv Saltery Bay Lv Earls Cove  6:15 am 7:15 am  BOWEN ISLAND  Snug Cove-Horseshoe Bay  The following sailings will be cancelled Christmas Day and New Year's Day:  Lv Bowen Island Lv Vancouver  (Sriug Cove) (Horseshoe Bay)  6:45 am 7:15 am  BRITISH COLUMBIA  FERRY CORPOR/VTION  LANGDALE 886-2242  VANCOUVER 669-1211  SALTERY BAY 487-9333  Wednesday December 21  Mostly Music:   10:20 p.m. Vancouver Chamber Choir and the  Bellingham University Choir.  Nightcap:   11:20   p.m.    Jessica  Tandy and Hume Cronyn.  Thursday December 22  Playhouse:   8:04 p.m.   The Joke  about Hilary Spite by Christopher  Bidmead.      Part   V,   Universal  general hire.  Jazz  Radio-Canada:   8:30  p.m.  Bill Ernes  Duo;  Jason   Sheper  Quartet, Nancy Nash and Quartet.   Interview with Mark Vasey  of Edmonton Jazz Society.  Tommy Banks and Mary Nelson.  Mostly   Mnsic:        10:20    p.m.  Festival Singers of Canada and  Chamber   Players   of   Toronto.  Christmas Oratorio, J. S. Bach.  Nightcap:    11:20 p.m. German  author Hans Magnus Enzenberg.  Friday December 23  Mostly Mask:   10:20 p.m. Festival   Singers   of   Canada   and  Chamber   Players   of   Canada,  Christmas Oratorio, J. S. Bach  continued.  Nightcap:   11:20   p.m.   Women  Songwriters, Part II.  Saturday December 24  Update:   8:30 a.m. Roundup of  B. C. happenings.  The House: 9:10 a.m. The week  in Parliament.  Quirks and Quarks:   12:05 p.m.  Science magazine, David Suzuki.  Metropolitan Opera:    2:00 p.m.  Puccini's La Boheme.  " Between Ourselves:    7:05 p.m.  Mrs. Restino's Country Kitchen.  Ideas:   9:05 p.m. My Jerusalem  by Malka.  Anthology: 10:05 p.m. A Yule-  tide garland of Canadian writing.  The Hornby Collection: 11:05  p.m. Part I, Idylls of the Church  by Sam Rodden. Part II, Region  of Icebergs by Christopher Dafoe.  Sunday December 25  Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth:  9:05 a.m.  The Great International Christmas Pudding: 9:10 a.m. Host  Harry Brown.  Special    Occasion:    1:05    p.m.  Handel's Messiah.  Christmas  with  Children:   4:05  p.m. with Warren Davis.  Christmas  with   Sylvia   Tyson:  5:05 p.m. '  Victorian top of the Pops: 6:05 pm  Symphony HaD: 7:05 p.m. Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Ravel,  Brahms.  Concern: 9:05 p.m. The Halcyon  Days.  Monday December 26  Gold  Rush:      8:30   p.m.   Best  albums of '77.  Mostly Mnsic: 10:20 p.m. Fesj  tival Singers of Canada and the  Chamber Players of Toronto,  Christmas Oratorio, J. S. Bach.  Nightcap: H;20 P-m- Susan  George and Susannah York.  Serial reading, Part I. Not for  Every Eye by Gerald Bessette.  Tuesday December 27  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m.  National Arts Centre Orchestra,  Beethoven, Bartok, Schubert.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m.. Charles  Eames, designer of children's  furniture.  Wednesday December 28  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Vienna  Symphony      Orchestra,      Josef  Strauss.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Conversations with Peter Ustinov.  Thursday December 29  Playhouse: 8:04 p.m. The Joke  about Hilary Spite by Christopher  Bidmead. Part VI The Cross of  Light.  Jazz Radio-Canada: 8:30 p.m.  Nimmons *n' Nine Plus Six. Ed  Bickert Trio.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Berlin  Philharmonic Orchestra, Hadyn,  Schumann.  Nightcap:      11:20   p.m.   British  author Peter Dickinson.  Friday December 30  Country Road:  8:30 a.m. Repeat  of special on life and legend of  Hank Williams.  Mostly Music: 10;20 p.m. Review of musical events in London,  Paris, New York.  Nightcap 11:20 p.m. Arctic explorer Sir William Parry.  CBC FM Radio 105.7  Ideas: 8:04 p.m. Wednesday,  My Jerusalem. Thursday, sports,  the Marathon. Friday, interviews.      Monday   The   Massey  Lectures, 1977 - five talks by  Claude Levi-Strauss, Myth and  Meaning to be followed by a half  Meaning to be followed by a.half  jhour discussion Red Man/White  ���World - The Urban Indian. Tues'i  day, Massey Lectures - Part 4J  "Primitive Thinking and the  "Civilized" Mind". Part Ih  Commissioned Culture. nl  Thursday: Special Occasion 9:04  p.m. Handel's Messiah. iz  Friday: Radio-International 9:04  p.m. The Coming ofthe Messiah)  a documentary with music prepared by Karl Schuessler in the  Holy Land. .      ol  CBC Monday Night: 9:04 p.ffll  Part I. Oh Whistle My Land afcjjl  I'll Come to You, a ghost story  by M. R. James. Part II. A festival concert. Part III. Restez  Michelle, Don't got a story by  G. P. Ringwood. ���   .-jp  Tuesday: The Best Seat in the  House, Czech Canadian Jazz;.  Racehorse, a documentary by  OttoLowy. ~j  The Coast News welcomes^  social, church and enter,^  tainment news for clubs,  lodges, hospital groups and]  service clubs. jj  Remember the deadline for,  press releases and classifieds;  is SATURDAY NOON. . Mall,  items or drop them off. P.O,;  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1VO. ;f>  SALE  Tuesday, December 20th - Saturday December 24th  OPEN TILL 9:00 p.m.  In lower Gibsons next to Arbutus Tree  drivers cost each B.C.  auto insurance buyer  about $49.  (C.,^:^-^f.i/,--7  '���"���i ^���.-������aa'cy  ii'H ��$'���>������/  They cost some of us  more than money.  About $49 of your last auto insurance premium  is going to pay the tab for drinking drivers.  That's an estimate ofthe costs of 1976-77  claims in which alcohol was a significant factor.'  It includes collision, property damage, bodily  injury, accident benefit, uninsured motorist  and hit-and-run claims.  What it doesn't include are the costs that can't  be measured in hioney. The suffering of  accident victims and their families. The days  lost in court. The nights lost in jail. And above  all, the wasted lives. Because last year alone,  more than 300 British Columbians died  pointlessly in alcohol-related accidents.  It's another first for our province. The worst  drinking-driving toll in Canada. Perhaps in  the world.  What can you do about it? You can accept  responsibility not only for your own drinking  and driving behaviour���but also for that of  your family. Your friends. Your guests. Maybe  you'll talk them out of that last drink. Or if that  isn't possible, talk them into a cab.  Here's what we're doing about it at the  Insurance Corporation: We're backing the  Provincial Government's Drinking Driving  CounterAttack all the way.  This program might save you some money on  your next car insurance premium.  It might save you more than money.  The lower the accident rate, the lower the insurance rate.  ��� INSURANCE  CORPORATION  OF BRTTISH COLUMBIA  Where the driver sets the rotes.  *i  ->)  ol  !  1  ��.  *  K  *  * 6.  Coast News, December 20,1977.  Peninsula Cleaners  & Laundry  ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS  Cosftp/efe  DRVCLEnninc  service  With 2 locations to serve you best  WHARF ROAD       1521 GOWER PT. RD.  SECHELT GIBSONS, B.C.  885-9554 886-2200  FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER  10%  ORDERS OF  O OFF  SIX ITEMS OR MORE!  Harmony Hall happenings  Here it is, that time of the year  when we all desire to be with our  families. Such is not the case on  many occasions,  as  loved  ones  have passed on and the world  doesn't seem the same. Though  I guess we must abide by the  rules of Nature and take things  *SI5*  REAL ESTATE  �� INSURANCE  AGENCIES  LTD     Box 238 1589 Marine Drive Gibsons,  OFFICE: 886-2248  RON McSAVANEY  AGENT JOHN BLACK  885-3339 886-7316  SAUSAGE MEAT  IS  IS  IS  IS  IS  IS  M  M  H  :V5f  BARON OF BEEF    *1 .99  FULL LINE OF PARTY SAUSAGE  M  IS  Mrs. Smith's  Mince Pie 2602  ���is  c��-��p  | Orange Juice  jg     Co-op Fancy  ��: Strawberries  12oz.  *1.49  69*  15 oz.  89*  i^|   Co-op Fancy  | Apple Sauce  14fl.oz.  IS  Sea Haul Smoked  | Smoked Oysters  t$ 100 g.  H Nabob  kStrawberry Jam  St  j$$ Co-op Fancy  I Pineapple  is  g Co-op  |Coffee  Is  m  24fl.oz.  48fl.oz.  Reg.  Maxwell House  Fine, Whole 1 Ib.  31*  98*  M.49  59*  *3.49  ���_twA  wrce-  4 lbs.  Bananas  Brussel Sprouts  Green Onions  Radishes  2 Bunches  89*  49*  49*  as they come. When I watch  T.V. I often wonder what kind  of world we are living in. There is  so much violence that it makes  me wonder. They say, as you  know, "Peace on earth, Goodwill  to men". I think myself that this  saying is all out of order right  now, as there does not seem to  be any Peace or Goodwill in the  world today. It seems that it is  everyone for himself and let  the Devil take the hindmost.  We are very fortunate to be  living in this great country of  ours where we have everything  at our fingertips. We have an  abundance of food, clothing,  shelter and many enjoy the luxuries of life. We seem to think  that we are badly done by, but  did you ever stop to think about  the hungry, homeless and  starving people in this world  today? Yes folks we are very  fortunate and the next time you  sit down to a nice meal, think  about the millions who have no  meal to sit down to. That is one  reason why I think Christmas  should be an all year deal, not  in the sense of giving presents  to all our friends, but spreading  goodwill all around day after  day and helping out wherever  we can. This I think is what  Christmas is all about and I  fully believe that if we can  spread goodwill to all mankind,  regardless of race, color or  creed, this will be a much better  world to live in. So let us at  least try it and I am sure it will  be a success.  Now to get on to a subject  closer to home: I am glad to hear  that my old buddy, Len Coates,  will be coming home from hospital on this coming Saturday.  All I can say is congratulations,  Len, it will be good to see you  back again. I knew that if you  made up your mind to hang in  there you would make it, and you  did. Welcome home, Len. It  will seem a lot better place  around here to have you back.  We had a nice turnout at our  Bingo last Thursday night. It  was a surprise to Ken Stewart  who was doing the calling, when  Gerry and his partner - "Can't you work any faster?" from Coast Cable Vision are pictured  raising the Christmas tree to the top of the flag pole by the Bank of Montreal at the head  of,Gibsons WHARF LAST WEEK.  on behalf of the Bingo Committe,  I presented him with some  Christmas Cheer. Yes, Folks,  it was in a bottle and as it happened to be Ken's favourite  brand he was all for quirting the  calling and proposed drinking  it right there, but willpower  prevailed and Ken kept on calling. As you may not know Ken  did quite a bit of work for us when  we were clearing to build the  hall. He put in many hours with  his truck and Bulldozer for which  he didn't get any pay as it, was  his way of helping out the Pensioners and to Ken we will  eternally be grateful. So here's  a Merry Christmas to you Ken  and Doreen, and may you see  many more.  I also wish to thank Mary  Steele for her wonderful donation  of the cheque from her Christmas card sales. Thanks a million  Mary, I sure appreciate your  gift and kind thoughts.    Glad to  Co-op Fancy  i r   a,    *** ���  Ass't. Peas  14 fI oz.  14fl.oz.  Maple Leaf  Hams  Pacific  1 Va lb. Tin  Evaporated Milk  31*g  $3.59 i  2/79*1  Again this year  The Carol Ship  '   tWiJIbe in'Gibsons Harbour  8:00 p.m. Thurs. & Fri. Dec. 22 & 23  Other decorated  boats are welcome to  join in the festivities. Bring your life jackets.  No small children please  SANTA will be at Molly's Reach on  December 22nd and 23rd.  see that Ed and Molly Connor  are back on the Sunshine Coast  after their prolonged stay in  Sunny California. Welcome back  Ed and Molly, it has been a  long time since we saw you.  We tried to keep things under  control while you were away and  hope we made a satisfactory  job of it.  1 am going to try to get the  photographer   from    the    Coast  News  to  come  and   take  some  pictures at our New Years Party.  I would like all the Members of  the 1977 Executive to be there  and also all the Members of the  Hall  Project  Committee.     This  Project  Committee   includes   all  the    Ladies    who    participated  in any way.   1 really don't know  how  many   of  our   ladies   took  part in the cleaning of the hall,  painting the woodwork, washing  and waxing the floors and doing  all     the     general     housework,  getting  ready  for  the   Opening  on September 22,1975.   Also the  ladies who have been doing the  catering for the various occasions.  So let's see how many we can get  of  the  best   looking   people   in  Gibsons..   (That is ladies only:  the men are a trifle nervous about  getting    their    pictures    taken  as   the   polite,: might   recognize  some of them from the Rogues  Gallery  and  we  wouldn't   want  to   embarrass    any    of   them).  Let's have a good turnout and  show the people of Gibsons and  surrounding    district    what    a  good bunch of Pensioners  look  like.    I think our ladies are  a  beautiful bunch and of course the  men   are   just   as    handsome.  15fl.OZ.  P.D.Q.  * Instant Coffee     $5.79  jg   E. D. Smith Cherry  k Pie Filling  tat  H  Tuffy's  |: Nuts & Bolts  10 oz.  19fl.oz.  14oz.  M.12  $1.19  IS  Co-op  i Snack Crackers  ���Si i6oz.  99*  is  is  ^  \*x  IS  IS  WlNi  ^INi  IS  The winner this week of the  tickets to the Aquarium is  Rita Hummel. The closest cash  register total to the secret chosen  amount wins Aquarium tickets  for the whole family, plus an  Aquarium Guide Book. Shop  Co-op and Win!  Egg Nog Mix        M.27  10V4OZ.  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Prices effective:  Wed., Thurs.,  Fri, & Sat.   ig  Dec. 21, 22, 23, 24.  Christmas  Arrangements *  Wreaths &  Table Centres  20%  (Gibsons only)  GIFTWEARIOroOFF  I   SWEATERS  OFF  I Mil 1��  fujwebs nv wmr srw* r  Gibsons  886-9941  CARDIGANS  PULLOVERS  15%  OFF  Sechelt  885-9222  JUST JEANS  Reg. $25.00 -$28.00  NOW $16.95  (Both Stores)  Pleased to hear that our former  President, Mr. MacLaren, is  home again. I thought he was  in Lions Gate Hospital, but he  was just down there for taking  tests. I. hope everything turns  out satisfactory for him and that  he will be soon on his way to a  full recovery.  You have heard about life's  most embarrassing moment?  Well, that occured to me at  last Wednesday's Carpet Bowling, when we had our annual  Carol Sing complete with a  beautiful Christmas cake. I am  not going to tell you what it  was, but I am certainly grateful  to all the Carpet Bowlers for  their kind thoughts and wishes.  It was really swell of you people  to recognize me the way you  did and all I can say is thanks  a million times for everything.  You are all really good fine  people and I am proud that  you would honour me in such  away.  I would again like to say  thanks to Kay Lyall and Hazel  Hebert for volunteering to convene for the Thursday night,  Bingo until the end of the year.  As you know Hazel is just a  newcomer to Gibsons but that did  not deter her from jumping  right in and helping , out1 in, the  kitchen, and, what, is, more  pleasing, they are our next  door neighbours, and we consider  we are very lucky in having such  wonderful neighbours. As I  said in my last report I was down  to Vancouver yesterday (Thursday) to see the Specialist and  have to go back on January 5  for further examination. He said  I have a gastric ulcer so I have  to get that fixed and fast, as I  don't want to have that for the  rest of my life. You have your  good days and also bad ones,  and I have been having mostly  bad ones lately, but once I get  fixed up. well those bad days will  be forgotten.  Well Folks, I guess I will have  to draw to a close. I think this  will be my last write up for you  unless you wish me to continue,  which I hope can be decided  at our next General Meeting on  January 9. Glad to hear that this  column is being read in Sechelt.  I received a very nice comment  from a lady in Sechelt who  phoned me and told me that this  column is the first thing they look  for when they get the Coast  News. To this lady I send my  heartfelt thanks. Well folks,  I think that the time has come  to end this column so that I can  get my Christmas shopping done,  which won't take me long to do,  so, in closing Kay and I wish you  all the Merriest of Merry Christ-  mases. May you all be blessed  with'all the good things that go  with this season of the year, and  may I wish you' all a Happy,  Prosperous, and Peaceful New  Year. Please get behind your  new Executive and give them  all the help you can. They  will appreciate it I know. I would  like to thank all those who helped  me in my term of Office as your  President, may the Good Lord  watch over you and keep you  safe from all harm. Hope to see  you all at our New Year's Dance  and let's ring but.the old and  ring in the New. Until'then a  Very Merry Christmas to all  Harmony #38 Members and all  the people in the Gibsons area.  Especially the Staff of the  Coast News.  Adios Amigos.  ***************  N. D.P. BOOKSTORE  Next to Sears  - Harbour Area  Try us for Pre-Xmas Shopping  886-2405  ***************  1  s  .3  ������*  .* New Horizons  ^fU-^mm-       ^U*V*i   _      .        ._. ���.     ��� .   These tanks full of the deadly chlorine gas were left unprotected on Gibsons Wharf for  several days last week. Similar tanks caused several Seattle sailors to be hospitalized  in an incident at Squamish a few days ago when a safety valve developed a malfunction  and the gas escaped. The tanks from Mackenzie and Fieman Ltd. were destined for the  Sunshine Coast Regional Board.  Freethinkers Pulpit  A CHRISTMAS STORY ALIAS  P.O.W. ST. NICK KLAUS  by Andy Randall  Christmas was coming, no  goose was getting fat, nor would  there be Christmas tree, presents, nor any other trappings of console him,  the season to help remember This is  what Christmas was really all  about. Scene: Poland, and a  farm that had been taken from  Polish farmers and given to . a  family from Bessarabia (a tiny  country bordering Rumania.)  They spoke German and Rumanian, and they were a widow, her  two teenage daughters and a nine  year old son; Rudi. . Not of the  family, for he was an enemy,  came a prisoner-of-war. His role  was that of a landworker to help  this family with general and  particular farm work.  Let's call him Albert. That's  good enough for this story. Well,  Al had a record of "taking off"  but the Germans had. run extremely short of men. War sometimes does that, ye ken. Well,  he summed up the situation from  all angles and knew there would  be a ripe opportunity to flit.  But not now in this deep snow  of the last week before Yuletide,  and certainly not in this freezing  temperature. 7  Al learnt���*��� that'��� the slim5black-;  shawled .widow had lost her man  in the fighting not long ago.  That she and family were in  effect refugees, and had no more  belongings than you could shove  into a half dozen shopping bags.  Some of their stuff, not much,  would come - sometime. Farm  stock had been forcibly left by  the "vanished" Polish family.  They too must have been taken  away with little more than what  ' 'they stood up in."  The widow had been a beautiful woman, was still lovely to  look at but so melancholy, sad,  prone to tears, and emotional as  a gypsy- Al, who had met gypsies before placed her as a true-  Rumanian gypsy type. Maria,  the eldest of the daughters pre-.,  sent, had more of the robust  German in her, and like Lili,'  the younger, had a roly-poly  figure. Maria became the farm-  manager. Lili was more elemental, earthy, explosive in  temper and laughter. Then  there was blond, slim, Rudi, a  personality apart thought, Al.  A quiet, disciplined, well behaved lad, likeable.  Now this was a crazy set up  of people, with not one matching  another in any way, and yet,  the needs of each for each stuck  out a mile. They jelled unbelievably, at least, Al thought so.  So the weeks went by simply  and quietly, with odd flashes of  humour to stir things up. Then,  as I said, Christmas was coming,  sisters had so effectively grabbed  for themselves. Still worse,  the soldier's rifles had set him  off running to his mother wailing  that he should have a toy gun for  Christmas. His mother tried to  Try to be a man.  war." No go for Rudi.  He wanted his gun. Al saw this  tearjerking scene, with mother  and son spoiling their faces with  salty tears. Now comes the conflict. Every good yarn should  have some conflict.  Al, besides charm had a softish  heart, and a triggery mind that  against his . better judgement  betimes would get him into  "situations". He gave a quick  ponder, oh, maybe two of them,  then he had it figured out. Okay,  so he was the enemy, as they  were, and he'd had more than  enough to slit their throats,  never mind show some Christian  love or something. But, Rudi  was just an innocent kid. What  had he to do with the war, or  his mother, or his sisters (even  if they were canoodling with two  hulking rifle carriers); were not  all in the same boat as creatures  of circumstance?  I said Al had charm. Man, he  could topple the Venus de Milo  right off her marble pedestal.1  Maria would forget herself and  snuggle up to him, her mother  betrayed a jealous interest, and  to Rudi, Al. was the pal-father  image he needed. And, let's  face it. Men were in short supply.  "Frau...," he ventured after  diplomatically steering daughters  and Rudi out of the way. "Will  you let me make him a rifle...?"  How many million ways can  a lovely woman look at you?  "Jah, Albert. But how?"  All this was in German. "Just  let me cut off a length of thin  pipe, shape  some wood..land  I  Cartel?  Jfoobsf  \  DELI  and  HEALTH FOODS  We are not a  Supermarket but  our Health Food  prices are the  BEST IN TOWN!  Kodak, Agfa &  Fuji    ���*&-.   Film  and fast! For into this village in  Poland, came German soldiers on  leave from the Front and elsewhere.  Maria and Lili hooked a couple  of strapping young soldiers with  their shameful ogling, but Rudi  missed the Christmas spirit his  Gibsons  SMILE WITH  WILLIAMS  fpHOTOFINISHINGl  886-2936  .Gibsons Harbour  - wcoasf 7>ad/.  886-7215  You'll find that  last minute gift here!  mi. .**?'  Have a Merry Christmas ,     Mavis  think I can make one." She  nodded and smiled through fresh  tears.  He sawed the required length  from a half-inch pipe, mounted it  on a wittled stock. A rifle-boltr  action was fashioned from a door  bolt and slot, and a trigger made  from a four inch spike. Staples  driven into the stock were the  fastenings for the gunsling of a  lamyard braided by one of his  barbed-wire camp companions.  Al's humane action caught the  imagination of almost all his  pals in that shut-in billet. Okay,  they thought, why not us all contribute to this lone family who  were not by their standards,  German. Only the widowed  mother was let into the secret.  She in turn, invited Al for their  Christmas dinner.  Came Christmas morning. A  mother positively shaking with  the desire to spill the beans.  Daughters and Rudi amazed that  Al would be having dinner with  them. Al carried two well-wrapped up parcels. One a collection  of the best his pals could spare  from their Red Cross food parcels  which he motioned the widow to  put out of sight at that moment.  The other he opened slowly with  Rudi helping, then Rudi shrieked  with joy and threw his arms  around Al's neck. "Mein gefehr!  (My rifle) Albert, du bist wunder-  ba'r! (You are wonderful.)"'*77      ?,  _Please turn to Page Twelve  by Tom Walton  The weatherman smiled on the  Elphinstone New Horizons  Christmas Party on December  12th by providing a mild, clear  day which resulted in a goocl  turnout of happy seniors.  To start the ball rolling, Miss  Ena Harrold gave a commentary  on a number of colour slides of  the Holy Land which was very  appropriate for the occasion.  They gave the viewers an interesting insight to the geography,  the modernized communities and  sacred places in this historic  land.  Following this was a musical  program starting with two solos  by Mrs. Betty Tobiason, "A  Christmas Song" and "What  Child is This". In a contrasting  mood, Mr. Walter James sang  "Nita Gatina", "Tommy Lad"  and " Stouthearted Men". Two  piano duets were then performed  by Mrs. Aletta Gilker and Mrs.  Bunny Shupe, our popular concert pianists both residents of  Roberts Creek. The audience  expressed their appreciation of  all these artists by a hearty  applause which interpreted  means "come again, please." '    '  The next half-hour or so was  time out for a leg-stretch, and an  opportunity to test skills at three  guessing contests where  every  one met to mingle at the ballot  boxes. There was a jar full of  pennies; one of beans; and  another containing nuts. It was  like election times with voters  casting ballots and hoping their  guesses would win. This was a  time too to view the mechanical  Christmas scene made by Mr.  Jim Ironside with its many  moving parts, music and twinkling lights, activated I understand by parts from a player  piano. A very clever production  that should be on public display  for all to enjoy, young and old.  There was a book and gift certificates for those who wished to  place orders for "Remembering  Roberts Creek", a 192 page  booklet containing stories and  pictures ofthe pioneer days of  the area. These should be available for purchase about the end  ofJanuary, 1978.  Then came a sing-song of  carols led by Mrs. Betty Tobiason. The singing was loud and  clear indicating that the audience  was enjoying the music.  With the aroma of coffee perfuming the air, people were  asked to take their places at the  tastefully decorated tables.  After the "grace", said by Miss  Ena Harrold, all rolled up their  sleeves and tucked in.  First; a variety of sandwiches.  then Christmas slices, shortcake, dark fruit cake, cherry fruit  cake, etc. followed by jello with  whipped cream. Then came  plenty of coffee and tea to swill  it down and start all over again...  a feed fit for kings, but not for  weight-watchers, who do pen-  nance later.  When the gorging had subsided, the contest winners were  announced. Mrs. Dorothy Bruce  won the pot of pennies; Mrs.  (lucky) Margaret Crawford took  the bean prize, and two emerged  as winners for the nut jar; Mrs.  Lillian Thomas and our 96 year  old senior Mrs. Lydia Bloor. A  coin was tossed to determine the  winner, but since it was done on  a "heads I win, tails you lose"  basis both received an award.   Please turn to Page Twelve  Coast News, Decembier 20, 1977.  1-  _z^ssiFmnmjjsr  DOGWOOD  From now until the end of  January we will be closing at  3:30 p.m.  Sorry for any inconvenience  during my illness.  Beth  ���  886-2888  Lower Gibsons  Prices Effective:  Thurs., Fri., Sat.  December 15,16,17,18.  Jj*ocy\ Ken's  ijjjjnj Lucky Dollar  886-2257  SAVE  BEFORE  CHRISTMAS  NOT AFTER  Shop  30% OFF  ALL SWEATERS  JANTZEN  VELOUR SHIRTS  1/2PRICE  Business Hours  Week before Christmas:  Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday  9:30-6:00  Open till 9:00 p.m. Thursday & Friday  I. ^��^*��^'!&1HA^r^ ��� ^^i^^ii^^^^^- ��� ^iSV^S^WS^^  ^ft^Ww^^'  PAJAK ELECTRONICS  PASSES CHRISTMAS SAVINGS  ON TO THEIR CUSTOMERS  20  " SyiA/AIMIA  COLOR TELEVISION  4D0207  4D0248  M99  .95  SYLVANIA 26" COLOUR CONSOLE  4C 6231  <i^4KJ)&Mb\je^4(\^  Seaside Plaza, Gibsons  Baron  of Beef  $ 1.89 ib. k.  Sausage  Meat  49* ,b. ,  Sliced^  Side Bacon  5 lb.  Box  89* ib.  excellent selection of I UfKGyS,]  We have an  .Hams, Sausage, Geese and Ducks  V ��� for your festivities. J  Brussel Sprouts  California  Sweet Potatoes  _ #1 Large  Ocean Spray Fresh  Cranberries  California  ^ YaiTIS,,..v��i.large  29*  49*  lb.  Ib.  Ib.  THE  ORIGINAL  Japand  Oranges  $4.39  J  HOLIDAY HOURS  Before Christmas we will be open December 22nd and 23rd till 7:00 p.m. December  24th till 5:00 p.m. Holiday closures are  as follows:   December 25th and 26th, and  Short Hours:  December 27th  and  January 2nd  V.  January 1st. Short Hours: December 27th   10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.n  and January 2nd, 11.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Ganong's Double Dipped CtlOCOlate  Maraschino   Cherries  $1,00  10 oz.  Parkay  Margarine  3 lb.  M.89  Cross & Blackwell 30oz. $-*   QQ  Plum Puddings     $Vno    15oz. I .Uv7>  Kal Kan Assorted    rs /-? c\*  uog Food F,aVours  2/79*   14 oz.  Bick's  Pickles $1.19  Sweet mixed and Yum Yum   32 oz.  Ocean Spray  Cranberry Sauce     53��  Whole or Jellied 14 oz.  Sea Lord  Medium Shrimp   $1.35  Nabob Deluxe  Tea Bags  125's.  *3.69  Cross & Blackwell  Mincemeat  16 oz.  v       89*  ('        :  Dream Whip  Topping  3oz.  65  4oz.  Maple Leaf  Ham      11/2 ibs.  $2.99  Nalley's  Potato Chips  Nalley's  225 g.  Chip Dip  Libby's "N  Fruit  Cocktail  2/93*  14 oz.  7V4 oz.  Qtl  VVe reserve the  ��A  P^Hopkins, Store^  The Neighbourhood Store with Supermarket prices.  ���   ���  FOODS 8.  Coast News, December 20,1977.  Gibsons Vicinity Plan  SUNSHINE COAST  REGIONAL DISTRICT  NOTICE  The Sunshine Coast Regional District offices will  be CLOSED Friday, December 23, 1977, Monday,  December 26,1977 and Monday, January 2,1977/  The first regular meeting of the Regional Board  in the new year will be held on Thursday, January  12,1977.  Mrs. A. G. Pressley  Secretary-Treasurer  All contractors & building suppliers are  invited to attend our  Thursday, December 22nd ALL DAY  Refreshments  PERMATRUSS FABRICATORS  (Gibsons) Ltd.    886-7318  next door to Windsor Plywood Highway 101  At their planning committee  meeting December 15, Gibsons  aldermen got a clearer picture  of what isn't clear at present  about Vicinity Planning.  Speaking of the history of the  Vicinity Plan on the Sunshine  Coast, Gibson consultant planner,  Rob Buchan, reviewed the initial  steps taken less than a year  ago. At that time the Regional  District and the villages agreed  on two main ground rules in the  coordinating of a district-wide  plan. These were that there be  more liaison on land uses permitted at the boundaries of district  and villages and that no plan  interfere with or encroach on the  autonomy of a village. A committee of private citizens was selected to develop a plan.  Before this committee could  get into action, new terms of  reference for Community Planning appeared in Bill, 42, now an  amendment to the Municipal  Act.  This new Municipal Act makes  it very clear that once an Official  Community Plan is adopted  (the term Vicinity is not used in  COAST CYCLE  OWNER'S CLUB  Discount Specials  10% OFF  Parts & Accessories  the AcO^no council may change  any zoning or undertake any  work contrary to the Plan without  approval from the governing  body of the Official Community  Plan. Presumably the governing body of the Sunshine Coast  is the Regional District.  Since the terms of reference  now appear much different than  originally agreed upon, Gibsons  council will look for clarification of the Municipal Act before  proceeding further with a community plan.  It would require abnormal  foresight, Buchan told the committee, to prepare a community  plan now that will be acceptable  to the community even five  years from now.  Questioned afterward about  his reaction and that of council's  to the announced hefty increases  in local school tax, Mayor Blain  said, "We are only a group of  taxpayers as far as having anything to say in school budget  or school mill rate goes. As a  taxpayer, naturally I am appalled  at the burden placed on the  local taxpayer."  Pksieratnb ffijenttsis  Your friendly neighbourhood  drop-off point for Coast News  Classified Ads.  A combination of high tides and heavy rains brought about a potentially difficult situation  in Sechelt last week. The high tides left driftwood blocking the outlet of the storm drains  on Sechelt beach and the heavy rains, of course, had caused a considerable storm run-off.  The bull-dozer pictured here is clearing the debris from the Cowrie Street drain outlet  on Sechelt Beach under the supervision of Maintenancy Foreman George Fawkes.  Leggatt sees 1977 as wasted year  In terms of the well-being of  the nation, 1977 must be viewed  asa wasted year.  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Sizes 2 to 3X.  $2.99  1SH0P H>* YOU* ��HTi*�� GlfT UST AT SAAN AND SAVBh  as the year our resolve to remain  united as a nation was tested as  never before.  In the here and now, however,  survey after survey reveals  that despite a legitimate concern  with the national unity question,  it is the economy - and specifically unemployment and inflation - that is uppermost in everyone's mind.  With a federal election not  too far off, this might be an  appropriate time to examine  the recent economic record of  the Trudeau government.  By anyone's yardstick, that  record is dismal.  Our unemployment rate now  stands at 8.3% nationally, and  we have yet to see the worst  as we head into the middle of  winter.  The government tells us that  we are not in a recession, but  more Canadians are out of work  than at any time since 1940,  when the country was emerging  from    a    lengthy    depression.  Small wonder there is so much  regional discontent in Canada.  Working Canadians from coast  to coast can hardly become  excited about a vision of Canada  where there is no social or-  Veconomic justice.  Both the Prime Minister and  his Employment  Minister  have  said that nothing major can be  done about unemployment. This  government has consigned one  million Canadian men and women  to   the   economic   waste   heap.  After more than two years of  controls, the government has  managed to both deny hundreds  of thousands of Canadian workers  the right to keep up with the cost  of living and lose the battle  against inflation.  The most recent inflation rate  is fifty per cent above the A.I.B.'s  planned target of six per cent. Inflation in this country is running  at just under nine per cent, and  it too is rising.  And despite the government's  claim that this rise is due to  external factors beyond its  control, the United States in  1976 (at the height of our controls  programme) enjoyed an inflation  rate a full two per cent LOWER  than ours without controls.  The Liberals have tried to show  how a falling dollar, hurting  most as it has the average Canadian, has aided the economy  by increasing export markets.  While we have recently experienced modest trade balance  surpluses in commodity trading,  the total trade deficit for the  twelve months ending last June  was four BILLION dollars.  This  global  figure   more   ac-  Fishermen  organize  "B" Licence fishermen on the  west coast are organizing to resist their phasing out of the  fishing industry in the next  two years. The phasing out was  called for by then Federal Minister of Fisheries Jack Davis in  a Licence Limitation Plan which  was introduced in 1969. The  division of the Fishing Fleet  was based on a monetary quota.  Those fishermen that year who  made $1,250 or more were classified as "A" boats and those  who made $1,249 or less were  classified as "B".  At the time of the Licence  Limitation Plan no prior warning  was given that a quota would  be required in order to maintain a licence and the right to  fish. At the time of the limitation  1,000 B.C. fishermen were designated "B" fishermen. At the  present time there are, 382  "B" fishermen still active.  William G.S.Thomson has  been appointed ."B" Category  Chairman as these fishermen  organize to avoid being phased  out. "The 'B' fishermen are  not asking for a handout,"  says Thomson, "they are willing  to make full payment(of the licence differential) for the past  ten years, but they are determined in their demand for the  right to continue fishing.''  curately reflects our true balance  of trade by including losses in  tourism and in interest and  dividend payments leaving  Canada for the foreign investors  who control our domestic economy.  Just how far will the dollar have  to fall to overcome such a staggering deficit?  The best indicator of the health  of our economy is the growth in  Real Gross National Product.  After taking into account  inflation, the real G.N.P. in the  last year shows growth of 1.3% -  or, virtual stagnation. A normal  economy can be expected to show  five per cent growth.  Canadians owe it to themselves  to have a government that is.  prepared to tackle economic  problems, and not ride out the  storm.  COAST CYCLE  Sechelt  SPECIAL ON  STOCKING  STUFFERS  AT  SUNNYCREST MALL,  GIBSONS  The Second Showing of  OIL PAINTINGS  by   'ELBY'  CAMPBELL  From now until Christmas  THE IDEAL GIFT  $20.     AND UP        (2  FOR $35-    )  ORIGINAL OILS  The   Summer   Showing   was   sold   out  Come  early   and   avoid   disapointment!  PRIME  SPACE  AVAILABLE  in Lower Gibsons  in the Gibsons Harbour  Professional Building  at reasonable rates.  Contact  Robert C. Reid,  Barrister & Solicitor,  Box 649, Gibsons  or phone 886-2207 for information Strikes  Vern Joe of the Sechelt Renegades turns towards  goal scorer Ricky August in jubilation after  August, just off camera, slammed the ball past  goalkeeper Ken  Hanuse for the winning  goal  which give the Renegades the Sunshine Coast  Soccer Cup for the third straight year. The goal,  which came just six minutes before the end of the  game gave the  Renegades  the  cup  outright.  Soccer  by Barnibus & Co  The Elphinstone Wanderers  staged an electrifying come from  behind to tie against an All-star  team this Sunday, December 18,  at Hackett Park.  The All-star team was made  up of players chosen from the  Sunshine Coast Soccer Tournament. Sechelt Renegades defeated the Sechelt Chiefs in the  finals on Saturday 2-1. During  the first half it was a saw-off  in play although the All-star  team scored two goals on Wanderers errors. The first goal  was a header by Allan Nickerson  and the second by Kirby Jackson  on a sharp pass by Graham  Chapman.  It wasn't until well into the  second half that the Wanderers  broke loose to take command of  the game. Gary Davies, who  played an outstanding game,  started the Wanderers off with  a quick pass to Nick Bergnach  on the' .right wing.'���< Bergnach  beat two, men before he made a  low pass to the penalty shot  where Corky Bland fired a blistering first timer into the right  corner ofthe goal.  The second goal was made  after a Gary Davies shot rebounded off goalie Ken Hanuse  to Terry Duffy. Duffy held the  ball for a bit before clipping it  over the goalie's head.  Again the Wanderers showed  their best in the way they worked  as a team.    There were no all-  stars  on  the   Wanderers   team.  but  rather  a  bunch   of  fellows  working together for a common  goal.   Playing for the Wanderers  were:  Jan  de  Reus,   Art  Dew,  Chris Jones, Corky Bland, Bjorn  Bjornson, Dan Baker, Dan MacKay. Terry Duffy. Gary Davies,  Nick    Bergnach,    and    Graham  Chapman.  COAST CYCLE  Sechelt  SPECIALS  10 SPEED BIKES  $115.00  Renegades win  third straight cup  Valuable Player in' the tournament was Herb August of the  Chiefs and Coach Lloyd Jackson  of the Renegades was named  Most Successful Coach.  In the team trophies as men-  In Sunshine Coast soccer action Defensive Player award went  at Hackett Park in Sechelt last to Herb August of the Sechelt  weekend the Sechelt Renegades    Chiefs.      The   Best   Goalkeeper  won the Sunshine Coast Soccer was adjudged to be Ken Hanuse, tioned, the Renegades took the  Cup for the third consecutive of the Chiefs. The award for Cup; second place trophy went  year which means that the scoring the most goals in the to the Sechelt Chiefs and the  Renegades get to keep the cup. tournament was shared by Vern Wakefield United team were  In the final of the Sunshine Soccer joe of the Renegades and Kelsey awarded the Consolation Trophy.  Tournament played on Saturday, Jackson of the Chiefs. They each Wakefield was also judged to  December 17th, the Renegades scored five times. The Most be the Most Improved Team  defeated the Sechelt Chiefs BiaiMIMIflvmiinvninvnM  by a score ot 2-1.. m- . .  Barry Johnson opened the  scoring in the Saturday game for  the Renegades before Kirby  Jackson tied it up for the Chiefs.  The first half ended in a 1-1  tie.  Close and even play marked  the second half before Ricky  August scored for the Renegades  with only six minutes to go to  guarantee them possession of  the cup.  In the Tournament Awards  announced on Sunday, December  18th, Stuart Craigan was named'  the Most Aggressive*Player"with  Bill Allen of Wakefield United  and    Frank    Dixon    of   Sechelt  Chiefs   runners-up.      The   Best  We're into the Christmas party  scene now with the leagues off  for the holiday break. Finishing  off the year in a grand style  were Donnie Redshaw and  Barb Rezansoff, both rolling their  first ever 300 game. Donnie  rolled a 309 game in the Ball &  Chain league and Barb had a  very nice 342 single in the Wednesday Coffee league. 300 games  are always nice to get but the first  one is the nicest. Congratulations!  Yours truly had the only 300  game in the Classic League but  Bonnie McConnell and Freeman  Reynolds kept p the pace rolling  over a thousand with Bonnie  rolling 1024 and Freeman 1078  for four games.  In the Gibsons 'A' League,  Art Holden had a 317 single and  Ken Skytte a 336 single in the  Ball & Chain League. Jeff Mulcaster rolled a 310 single in the  senior YBC League.  I guess that's it for a couple  of weeks so from all of us to all  of you, Merry Christmas and a  Happy New Year.  Highest Scores:, classic; Gwen  Edmonds 266-935, Bonnie McConnell 295-1024, Vic Marteddu  280-940, Frank Redshaw 258-  952, Ralph Roth 269-954, Laurie  Cavalier 272-988, Freeman Reynolds 293-1078. Tuesday Coffee;  Phyllis Hoops 251-673, Lila Head  238-686, Nora Solinsky 234-  688. Swingers; Ev McLaren  218-560, Alice Smith 244-629,  Phil Fletcher 214-503, Art Teas-  dale 212-581. Gibsons >A';  Phyllis Gurney 283-678. Kathy  Clark 292-913, George Watt  243-690, Larry . Braun 280-  727, Art Holden 317-780.  Wednesday Coffee; Hazel  Skytte 260-679, Jean Lucas  271-664, Barb Rezansoff 342-  724. Ball & Chain; Vivian Chamberlain 260-653, Donnie Redshaw 309-698, Ken Skytte 336-  786.      Phuntastique;      Darlene  Maxfield 273-736, Orbita delos  Santos 290-766, Jim Thomas  283-672, Ralph Rath 261-752.  Y.B.C. Seniors; Ann Husband  241-604, Gwen McConnell  254-647, Jeff Mulcaster 310-  786.  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V3T 2X6, Phone  588-0411 or evenings 585-1603. alt  !�����  *24  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  ZONING BY-LAW NO. 241, 1975.  Pursuant to Sectior 703 of the Municipal Act, a Public Hearing will be held in the Municipal Hall, 1490  South Fletcher Road, Gibsons, B. C. on Wednesday, January 4,1978 at 7:00 p.m. to consider By-law No. 311  (Zoning Amendment By-Law No. 311,1977). At the Hearing all persons who deem their interest in property  affected by the proposed By-Law shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard on matters contained in the  By-Law.  The intent of the By-Law is to amend the present zoning to the following described properties as noted  below:  1. Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 16, Plan 7109, District Lot 685 be rezoned from Residential 2, R-2 to Commercial  Zone 2, R-3.  2. Lots A and B of Block 17, Plan 14917, District Lot 685 be rezoned from Residential 2, R-2 to Residential  3, R-3.  3. Lots 1 through. 11 inclusive of Parcel P, Plan 16566, District Lot 685, and lots 13 through 16 inclusive  of Parcel P, Plan 16950, District Lot 685 be rezoned from Residential 4, R-4 to Residential 2, R-2.  4. a. Lot 1, Except Parcel A, Ref. Plan 1780 and Parcel B, Ref. Plan 1923 of Blocks D, H and J, District  Lot 686, Plan 3971;  b. Lot 1 of Blocks D, H and J, Parcel A, Ref Plan 1780, District Lot 686, Plan 3971;  c. Parcel B, Ref. Plan 1923 of Lot .1, Blocks D, Hand J, District Lot 686, Plan 3971;  d. Lots 2and 3, Blocks D, H and J, District Lot 686, Plan 3971;  d. Lots 2 and 3, Blocks D, H and J, District Lot 686, Plan 3971;  e. Parcel A and B, Exp. Plan 6248 of Lot 4, Blocks D, H and J, District Lot 686, Plan 3971;  f. Subdivision A of Lots 5 and 6, Block J, District Lot 686, Plan 6401, be rezoned from  Comprehensive Development Area, C.D.A., to Comprehensive Development Zone 1, CD-1.  5. Lot 1 of Parcel C, Plan 9229, District Lot 688 be rezoned from Residential 3, R-3,to Commercial 2, C-2.  6. To introduce a new zone, Comprehensive Development Zone 1, CD-1 covering an area of the lower Village  which has experienced a lengthy history of re-development difficulties and problems, due to the inability  of the small lots in question to meet conventional zoning requirements, because of size and topographical  censtraints. It is the intent of the CD-1 Zone to permit limited commercial use of the subject parcels,  particularly uses which do not generate heavy vehicular traffic ��� with as a balancing factor, no requirement for the provision of on-site parking.  7. To introduce a new Zone, Administrative Zone applying to governmental, administrative recreational,  cultural and other related services and facilities which serve the Municipality.  Take notice that the above paragraph is deemed to be a synopsis of By-Law No. 311 and not defemed to be  an interpretation thereof. The By-Law may be inspected at the Gibsons Municipal Office, 1490 South Fletcher  Road during office hours, namely Monday to Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday and Friday  8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  J.W.Copland  Municipal Clerk  BLANKET BRITISH COLUMBIA  & YUKON CLASSIFIED ADS  HELPWANTTED  Teacher wanted: Nicola Valley  Christian School requires teacher  for all grades. Must be married,  willing to work as team. Call  collect Merritt: 378-2747 9:00  a.m. to noon. #51  Property  7 i '    . " =i  BY OWNER  Langdale, brand new home,  1322 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, ensuite  off master, large kitchen and  nook. Beautiful Cameo marble  fireplace, with heatilator up and  downstairs. Also roughed-in  two rooms and bath downstairs.  Beautiful view on corner lot.  This home must be seen to be  appreciated. $63,000.     Call  886-2300. #51  MUST SELL  */j acre, Langdale Chines,  sacrifice at $12,000. Please  call 886-7218.       #51  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. Evenings call:  886-2990. #2  FOR SALE BY OWNER  Gibsons waterfront. 4 suites  each has own entrance. Shows  good return on full price of  $50,000. Call 886-7108. #5  Panoramic View Lot  Large lot in Gibsons on sewer.  Quiet area of new homes. Walking distance to stores and schools.  Easy building. $17,000. Call  886-9270. #2  Trove/  Not&ktve&t  Let us help you plan  your trip - Business  or Pleasure  Air/Sea/Train  Tickets  Pre-packaged or  Individualized Tours  AGNES LABONTE  886-7710  Northwest Travel Ltd  Property  For handyman or builder. Grantham's, 2 storey & bsmt. Prime  view house. $23,000. Terms.  886-7891. #2  How to get your message to  290,000 homes? Blanket B.C.!  Just $55.00 will place your 25  word classified ad in all 61 member papers of the B. C. - Yukon  Community Newspaper Assoc.  We handle everything right here.  For more info, call the Coast  News, 886-2622.  CLASSIFIED NOTE  Drop   off  your   Coast   News  Classifieds at Campbell's Family  Shoes ft Leather Goods in downtown Secbelt. It's convenient!  INSULATION  Do you have Enough?  Cellufibre- Mechanically applied  Reasonably priced ��� Free estimates  Easily installed in existing walls & ceilings  CMHC & B.C. Hydro approved  Locally owned & operated  SUNSHINE PRODUCTS 886-7411  HEAD START FOR A HEALTHY BABY  EARLY PREGNANCY CLASSES  Discussion of prenatal nutrition,  dental health, fetal growth and development, relaxation techniques and exercises, thoughts about feeding.  Classes commence Monday, January 16th,  7:30 p.m. at HEALTH UNIT, GIBSONS.  Please Pre-Register ��� Phone 886-2228  CAMpbell's  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  *IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SECHELT"  Your friendly neighbourhood -��*>. ^ ,  drop-off point for Coast News \'s&*��l  Classified Ads. "  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.  COUPON  This coupon is good for  one free adult admission with  one paid adult admission.  EXPIRES DECEMBER 31,1977 ,  Coast  strokers  by Dennis Gray  More coasting that stroking  goes on this week. Next event is  the Boxing Day Trials at loco.  This time of year there are not  enough events to keep the old  body in shape. Some exercise  more physical than rushing away  from the table is needed, perhaps  we should all read the physical  fitness column. I'm just idling in  neutral and plan to digress a bit,  anyway.  Since there is no evidence to  indicate that there is anyone out  there, lean only hope that this  part of the paper may at least  be used to catch drops from your  bike  rather  than   your   canary. ���  Actually  this  is  not  altogether  true, one friend wrote to say she  was jealous  of my  column,   if  this were moto-cross I'd say she  was  trying  to  psych   me   out.  ( Another friend said my punctuation and paragraph structure was  poor.     Well,   writing   isn't   my  forte,   I   don't   normally   write  anything more than my  name,  and that always seems to cost  me money.  I was digressing all during  English class in school too as I  remember, out chasing the girls  with snakes or in a brawling  sod fight. When I couldn't get  out of the classroom I took Pete  Jackson's desk apart. 1 remember removing the last screw one  day when he went to sharpen his  pencil. (Actually he was looking  out the window for sods.) Dam  that was funny, everyone thought  the Japanese were bombing us.  I can still see him sitting in  that pile of splinters and dust.  The teacher gave him hell.  That sticks in my mind more  than verbs, adverbs, nouns and  punctuation. Perhaps if I had  learned at school how to put together a paragraph instead of  taking apart a desk, I could get  across my hope to form a motorcycle club, to obtain land for  motorcycle recreation and to be  able to use this space as a sounding board for bikers to publicize  a competition or perhaps a road  ride.  If you have suffered through  this far and, are. interested, in.  joining a club, please contact  me. Merry Christmas and keep  on stroking.  Horizons   Continued From Page Seven  The door swag, provided by Mrs.  Peg Marshall was won by Mrs.  Peggy Gallo. For the program  draw, the lucky ones included  Mrs. Aletta Gilker and Mrs.  Millie Forbes. What happened  to the men?  It was a happy ending to a  very informal and friendly afternoon. We regret that a few  members were unable to attend,  but we know they were with us in  spirit. To the musicians we  offer our sincere thanks for the  time and talents they shared  with us. We all realize too,  that such celebrations are the  result of much planning, preparation and hard work. We thank  them all, those who decorated  the hall and tables with a special  thanks to our party co-ordinator  Mrs. Bessie Rowber^y. Also to  Mrs. Gladys Ironside (who is now  our new kitchen supervisor) and  all their co-workers who manned  the kitchen, tables and refreshments - the backbone of all  successful parties.  Finally we welcome two new  people to our group; Mr. Roger  Lecower, and Mrs. Peggy Gallo.  A very special thanks to Bob and  Grace Cummings (now residing in  Langley) for their greetings and  a generous donation to our party.  We miss them both very much.  All concerned will note that our  meetings for 1977 are finished.  Freethinker  __Continued From Page Seven  The widow, forgetting, or not  caring at that moment, ran and  kissed Al, not without those  everlasting tears. She shook her  head. Couldn't speak for emotion. Al understood-. Then,  Holy Pete! First Maria then  giggling Lili grabbed and kissed  him. Christmas Spirit? Whatever it was, Al was in a seventh  heaven. All this was repeated  again and again when each got  chocolate bars and they sat down  to a dinner of home-chicken,  noodles, vegetables, and'topped  off with a canned Christmas  pudding. Schnapps and wine  that made them mellow and  happy.  I hate to tell you this. It might  spoil your grand illusion of the  moment. Rudi, maybe the widow  had a hand in it, too, but they  became unconscious allies.  Particularly Rudi, for he made it  possib|e..fqr Al Jo escape in the  springtime. Still it was a grand  Christmas by the help of P.O.W.  Nick-Klaus.  WE INSTALL METAL FIREPLACES  ANYPLACE  Heatilator - Zero clearance circulator  Earth Stove -14 hour airtight  Schrader -14 hour airtight  All other types metal fireplaces  and i nsu lated ch i m neys  SUNSHINE PRODUCTS  886-7411  If you liked "SCROOGE" you'll love  Long  Live  Written & Directed  by D. MacKenzie  Presented by  Elphinstone School  i  Admission:  Adults $1.00  Students 75c  Children 50c  Christmas !  at 7:30 p.m.  Tuesday, December 20th  at Elphir stone Gym  OAmERciaLl  You can be certain you can't buy better  printing...you can only pay more money.  fr printed envelopes  ���fr business cards  fr letterheads  88  88  ���fr brochures  ���fr booklets  ���fr raff le tickets  ���fr admission & membership cards  6-2622  6-7817  NO JOB TOO LARGE OR SMALL  Call us on your next printing job and  join the  eOiff MEWM  list off satisfied customers.  il Coast News, December 20,1977.  COAST NEWS   CLASSIFIED AD  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  CLASSIFIED RATES &  INFORMATION:  All listings 50c per line per week.  or use the Economical 3 for 2 rate  3 weeks for the price of 2  NO REFUNDS  Classified  Ad Policy  Minimum $2.00 per insertion.  AU 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 sore to leave a blank space after each word.  No phone orders Please. Just null In the coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or money order, to Coast News, Classifieds, Box 460, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1VO, or  bring In person to die Coast News office, Gibsons  DROP OFF POINT: Campbell's Shoes and Leather Gooas Store, Sechelt.  Coast News  CLASSIFICATION:  Classifieds  Box 460. Gibsons, B.C.  VON 1VO  Eg. For Sale, For Rent,  etc.  ���  ���  Obituaries        Announcements    Work Wanted      Opportunities      Announcements  Nimmo: Robert Nimmo passed  away December 10, 1977 in his  67th year. He is survived by his  loving wife Gwen, daughter  Bobbie, sons Bill and Jon, seven  grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. No funeral by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cancer Research.  Hey diddie diddie keep watching  your middle, and you'll have it  slimmed down soon, but when  food fills the platters, it just might  help matters, if your dish ran  away with your spoon. Come to  a TOPS meeting Thurs. at 1:00  p.m. in old Gibsons Elementary  School. #51  Coming  Events  Personal  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON  Best Decorated Home Contest  for Gibsons area, this year see  the Gibsons Harbour Business  Association page for details.  IN GIBSONS MUSEUM  "Petroglyphs  & Pictographs of'  B.C." An instructive and colourful photographic display of West  Coast Indian rock paintings and  carvings, courtesy of B.C. Provincial Musuem travelling exhibition programme. Exhibit  ends Dec. 27th Museum Hours:  Saturdays 9 am - 3 pm. #51  Effective Living Seminar. Jan.  6-8, Continuing Education classroom, Gibsons Annex. For registration or information 886-7710.  Announcements  Many sincere thanks to all  doctors, nurses and staff of St.  Mary's Hospital. Very special  people doing a splendid job.  All good wishes in your chosen  professions and Season's Greetings. Art & Alice Cherry.        #51  TOPS #1147  Change of meeting place:, TOPS  1147, Gibsons, will now meet  Wed. evening at 7:00 p.m. in the  annex of Gibsons Elementary  School. New members are most  welcome. #51  Alcoholics Anonymous meetings,  Gibsons Athletic Hall. 8:30 p.m.  Every Monday. 886-9059 or  886-9904 for information. #26  DISCERNING ADULTS: Shop  discreetly by mail. Send $1.00  i. for our latest fully illustrated  catalogue of marital aids for  both ladies and gentlemen.  Direct Action Marketing Inc.  Dept. U.K., P.O. Box 3268,  Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3X9.        tfn  Work Wanted  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 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.  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees are our  speciality.  ��� Topping  ��� Limbing  ��� Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service  Peerless Tree Services Ltd.  885-2109  ��� CAT ���BACKHOE ���  GRAVEL TRUCK AVAILABLE  Land clearing, Septic systems  88(= 9633 886-9365  1 TON TRUCK FOR HIRE  Light Moving & Hauling  Gardening & Light Landscaping  After 6 p.m. call 886-9294.  Bob Kelly Clean Up Ltd.  A load on this truck  is a load off your mind!  886-9433 tfn  Fully Qualified Electrician  fr Free Estimates  fr  886-2546 tfn  Fast, Clean, Efficient  CHIMNEY CLEANING  Vacuum equipped. 886-7785.  tfn  Wanted  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  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have Vou  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 886-2812  *e Portraits        ��� Weddings ���  ��� Passports   ���   Commercial ���  * Copy and Restoration work ���  Professionally done in your home  or in ours.  Day or  Evening   call   886-7964.  LOST  REWARD  Lost between Gibsons & ferry,  Mexican silver bracelet, raised  aqua stones. Keepsake to owner.  886-7610. #51  Black/white   cat,    Dogwood  Glassford area. 886-7940.  &  Found  Black kitten with white markings.  Has macrame necklace for collar.  Inquire at Dogwood Cafe or call  886-9246. #51  Fluffy orange kitten approx.  4 months old. Found near Pratt  Rd. & Hwy 101 a week ago.  After 6 call 886-7407. #51  Pets  GREAT DANE  Reg. Great Dane male pups,  good home prime concern. Prices  to be negotiated. Ready to go,  can hold for Xmas. K. Wright,  Cemetery Rd., Gibsons. Call  886-7779. #50  PUPPIES  Sheperd  & Setter cross.     Call  886-7235. *   #50  EMERGENCY CHARGES  This is to remind the public th.v  as of October 1, 1977, St. Mary...  Hospital has been charging toy'.-  for the use of their Emerg-. ;���  Department to those people who  are not true emergencies. It  is felt that this department has  been abused in the past and in  order to provide the best service  possible to the public, we wish to  make it clear that we are an  emergency facility.  The Charge of $2.00 will remain for the following categories  as defined by B. C. Hospital  Programs and includes the definition of an emergency admission:  1. Any accidents occurring within  24 hours.  2. Any acute illness occurring  within 24 hours.  3. Appointments made for you  by your doctor for particular  examinations, which ordinarily  cannot be handled by clinic  facilities such as minor surgery,  dressings for acute illness or  cast changes following surgery or  accidents. 1  A basic charge of $10.00 plus  $5.00 for any specific services will  be made for the following:  1. Non-residents of British  Columbia.  2. Illness or accident left untreated for previous 24 hours.   \  3. Those who drop in to see; a  Doctor. j  Enquiries, regarding the above  may be directed to the Nursing  Staff or Administration of the  Hospital, if necessary. |  Please note that the above  charges in comparison to other  hospitals in the -Lower Mainland  area are still favourable. \  N. Vucurevich  Advt. WI Administrator  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  *r_r_T_TMMMMm- AUTOMOTIVE   ^s#s#s#a#s#W!^  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  .��� ... .r TOYOTA  New & Used Car Sales  All Make, Parts & Services  ^  Gibsons AL JAM I ESPN Phone 886-7919  NEED TIRES?  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  -r_r__r_r_r_r BUILDING SUPPLY Mmmmmt-WAr  r  TWIN CREEK LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD  Free Estimates  Everything for your building Needs  Phone 886-2291 -2  Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.'  Delivery Phone 886-9221  Highway 101, Gibsons  ######### CARPENTRY  CADRE CONSTRUCTION LTD.  - HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION -  Framing, remodelling, additions  Payne Road Gibsons 886-2311  STAN HILSTAD  ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  ORREROOFING  Gibsons R.R. 1, Port Mellon Highway        Phone886-2923  o  * KITCHEN  CREMODELLING  H* CENTRE  KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS    ^  886-9411  DAY or EVENING  Showroom In the Twilight Theatre Bldg.  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE    .  . .   &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cabinetsand Fixtures -fr 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   -fr Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty  R. BIRKIN  885-3417 Beach   Ave.,   Roberts   Creek        885-3310 .  "N  *jm*W_TjmT_T_v_r_T ELECTRIC   -r_r^_r_vMW_rjrAr^  ~~ ANDREASSEN     ELECTRIC       "  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving the Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  Quest electric TLtb.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING  Serving SecheiC Gibsdns/aoberiaC^eel<fi Madeira Park  885-3133  J. McKenzie Ron Blair, P.:Eng .._:.-���! s'Ai  Porpoise Bay Rd. P.O. Box 387 Sechelt   VON 3A0  _r_r_r_r_r__K0 MISC. SERVICES ^Mrj-mmmmM-r  . .1!  Hi  r  Km  Box 860  Gibsons  ��� Phone  886-7605  y\BE ELECTRIC h&,  RESIDENTIAl -COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL  Maintenance     Pole Line    Electronics  V          'POWER   TO   THE   PEOPLE;1 .^  jr*jr*Jrj-m-mT_r-r    EXCAVATING     -TJF_r_r_r^_r  f CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK "^  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterlines. etc  VPh. 885-2921    Roberts   Creek  J.B. EXCAVATING  886-9031  28^  OS  Water, sewer, drainage installation  ��� Dump Truck ���  Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates ���  Septic Fields  L& H SWANSON Ltd.  '    Sand and Gravel 7  BACKHOES  Ditch ing - Excavations - Ready-M ix Concrete  ^885-9666 Porpoise Bay Road Box 172, Sechelt, B. C.  >V  R & B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  GRAVELTRUCK  Septic Systems    Land Clearing  886-9633 or 886-9365  VINYLDECK is the final deck  For maintenance free weatherproof attractive  sun decks and patios, call: 10 Year Guarantee  PACIFIC VINYLDECK       886-2922  V.  r  r  RAY COATES PLU M Bl NG  886-7695  Contract Renovations & Service Work  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING -PIPEFITTING -STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  CARMI CRANE SERVICE  Industrial or Residential Lifting  Phone  y    886-2401 or 886-2312  A  , ^sia^aiWngjtamscrre/tpNrWf^  *ClMSJOn tmm. ��A��IRISH 886*640  P.M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  P.O. Box 609  Sechelt, B.C.  Bus. 885-2332  Res. 886-7701  At the sign of  the  Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  Arc and Acty. Welding Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating Automotive - Marine Repair  Phone 886-7721 Marine Ways Res: 886-9956  V.  W. W. UPHOLSTERY & BOAT TOPS LTD.  Everything for your upholstery needs  FOAM - PLEXIGLASS SALES  Vs  886-7310  1779 Wyngaert,  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNERSERVICE    Q0C7111  Complete Instrument OOU*/ 111  set-up of furnace  "N  f PIANO & ORGAN LESSONS YOU ENJOY  Ages 3 to? 886-9030  >8ie jut,*��� "wggsssr  B.C. Registered Music Teacher       children        >  PENINSULA OFFICE & BOOKKEEPING  SERVICES LTD. Phone 886-2511  Box 1066 (Dental Block) Gibsons, B.C.  ��� COMPLETE BOOKKEEPING SERVICES ���  ^Also offices in SECHELT 885-2900 and MADEIRA PARK 883-2232/  r  K.  Gutters  Eaves, Troughs  -\  Phone:  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  Commercial Aft*_9QQ9 Maintenance  Residential ooo-*w��* Continuous  GIBSONS LAWN MOWER &  CHAIN SAW SERVICE  Gibsons Industrial Park, #5, Shaw Rd  '' Repai rs to all makes''  886-2912  "N  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  "Shrubs, Fruit Trees,Plants ���'���'  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  - .;.,Jo:..-.   Licensed for Pesticide Spraying ���   .0  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.  "Serving  Langdale  to Earls  Cove"  ���'<   BERNINA '�� ,   '  SEWING MACHINES NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE TO ALL MAKES  SEWEASY  Cowrie St. Sechelt 885-2725  r  885-9973  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole's Cove  Commercial Containers available  886-2938  r  Marv Volen  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  >V  886-959V  f MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials tor Sale  X^Phone 886-2664     Member Allied Van Lines     R.R. 1. Gibsons  /  -  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  ^.  r  Res. 886-9949  A  V^  r  DOGWOOD CAFE 886-2888  ��� 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 in Horticulture  LANDSCAPE DESIGN & CONSULTING  GARDEN MAINTENANCE      Box 1094, Sechelt. 885-3727/ 12.  Coast News, December 20,1977.  Cars & Trucks      Mobile Homes For Rent  For Rent  1968 Ford Torino, 6.T. 2-door  Hardtop, 390 cu. in auto., power-  steering, low mileage. Good  shape. F.P. $1,800. Please  call 886-2765. #51  1970 Elcamino.     offers.     After  5 p.m. call 886-7177. #51  1977 Datsun ' Pick-up, deluxe  cab, 5-speed, canopy, air shocks,  tape deck, radials & snows etc.  6,000 miles.   $5,250.    885-3752.    #51  1968 Rambler, standard gear.  Good on gas, asking $400.00.  886-9516. #51  1968 Merc '/2-ton pick-up, well  maintained. $1,500. Phone  885-2994. #2  1968 Rambler 6 cyl., good cond.  First reasonable offer. Moving,  must sell. 886-7253. #51  1971 Capri, 1600, runs well,  needs body work, good tires.  $800.00. 886-9973. #2  One pair used studded radial  snow tires 600x15, with one rim  for V.W. beetle.   $55.00.   After  6 p.m. call 886-7357. #51  _Hel__,Wanled  POSITION VACANT  Senior Housekeeping Worker  The applicant will be a working  supervisor, directing, administering and formulating plans for  improving the housekeeping program and supervises all housekeeping staff.  Knowledge of housekeeping procedures and services is required.  At  least  two  years   experience  with comparable responsibilities  is essential.  Please    apply    in    writing    to:  Mrs. L. Buchhorn  Personnel Officer  Box 7777, Sechelt, B.C.  VON3AO #51  Mobile Homes  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  NEW UNITS  14 x 70 Atco. 3 bdrm, carpet  throughout. Fully furnished  in Colonial decor. Built-in  combination dishwasher,  range with eye-level oven,  built-in buffet with hutch.  14 x 70 Manco, 3 bdrm. plus  den. Fully furnished. Built-in  dishwasher, washer & dryer,  range and fridge. Carpet  throughout. 2-piece ensuite  plumbing.  LAST NEW 12' WIDE  12 x 60, 2 bdrm., carpet in  living room, folly furnished  Deluxe range, 2-door frost  free fridge. Clearance price:  $12,900.00 Including tax,  delivery and set op.  USED UNITS  1966 Chickasha 10x50 - 3  bdrm. furnished with 14 x 20  extension. Loads of cupboards. Set up on large, well  landscaped lot.  1975 12 x 64 Ambassadore,  2 bdrm., fridge & stove.  Reduced to $10,900.  24 x 48 double wide, 2 bdrms.  plus den, fully carpeted,  5 appliances. Large sundeck,  two paved driveways.  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  A number to note:  885-3521  WHARF REALTY LTD.  I Complete Selection  of Mobile Homes  12x64 MODULINE  3 Bdrm. DELUXE  2   dr.   f.f.   fridge,   elec..  range, fully furn. & set up  in    Sundance    Court    in  Sechelt.      $11,900.   F.P.  12x48 MODULINE  2 Bdrm. DELUXE  2.dr. f.f. fridge, dlx. gas  stove,      partially      furn,  comb. washer-dryer,  space avail, in Sundance  Court in Sechelt. $8,900.  F.P.  Apply To  COAST MOBILE HOMES  LTD.  Box 966, Sechelt, B.C.  MDL00623A  885-9979  COAST HOMES  Across from  Sechelt Legion  Dave: 885-3859  evenings  Bill: 885-2084  evenings  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  LIVESTOCK  5 year old buckskin quarter-  horse. Cheap. Large sows for  sale, cut wrapped & frozen,  85C lb. 886-9453. #1  Good local Ladner Hay for sale.  Call 596-0920. #5  HORSE SHOEING  Bob Hopkins  Call 886-9470 eves. #41  Hay for sale - $1.00 a bale. Mulch  50 cents. 885-9357. tfn  For RanT  tfewly 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  2 bdrm, electric heat, Granthams.  $225. per mo. ALSO 1 bdrm.,  oil heat, $150. per mo. Phone  886-2248.      #51  Furnished bachelor suite, waterfront Gibsons, separate entrance.  886-7108. me  2 bdrm furnished trailer, near  waterfront. Sorry, no dogs.  886-2887 or 886-9033. t.f.n.  Double-wide mobile home, 2  bedrooms, den, carpet throughout, 5 appliances. $300. per mo.  plus utilities. Avail. Jan. 1st.  Sunshine Coast Trailer Park.  886-9826. tfn  2 bdrm trailer on leased pad in  Gibsons. $175.00 per mo. Includes pad rental. 886-7956.     #1  Unfurn. house by waterfront,  Roberts Cr., 1 bdrm., bathroom,  F.P., elec. stove, frig., washer,  drapes. Newly decorated, no  children. $175.00 per mo. To  view: 886-2554. Owner: Vane.  433-0192. #51  New 2 bedroom house on Beach  Ave. All appliances. Sorry, no  dogs. Carpet, firepalce, year  lease. 886-7657. #51  Gibsons waterfront, 1 bdrm,  furnished. $135. per mo. Call  886-7108. #51  2 bdrm house, Gibsons, fridge,  stove, view, close to everything.  Fireplace, $300. per mo. Call  886-2088. #51  House in Hopkins Landing, close  to store. Phone 886-2898.       #51  $125. per month includes clean  sleeping room, private entrance,  carport, weekly linen & cleaning.  One employed gentleman. Call  886-7559. #3  3 bedroom suite in Granthams.  $200. per mo. 886-9609, #51  Fully modern 3 bedroom home in  lower Gibsons, carpeted throughout.    Fireplace.    Available Dec.  31. $325. permo.  ALSO  2 bedroom apartment overlooking  Keats    Island,    lower    Gibsons.  Carpeted, modern. $230. per mo.  CENTURY WEST  REAL ESTATE LTD.  885-3271       Chateau Vista - Beautiful 3 bdrm  suites. Lots of extras. Rent  $300. per month. Friendly  neighbourhood. Port Mellon  Hwy. For ^info: 886-9352 or  884-5338. friv  1 bdrm. Duplex., all electric,  furnished. Avail. Jan 1st. Sorry,  no pets or children. $150. per  month. Sunshine Coast Trailer  Park. 886-9826. t.f.n.  Condominium: Three bedrooms  plus family room, IVi baths,  carpets, $300. per mo. Call  886-2703. tfn  Waterfront, Gibsons, furnished  1 bdrm. $135.00 per mo. and  studio suite, $125.00 per month.  886-7108. ��f9  Low rent - small 2 bdrm cottage,  1401 Gower Point Rd, central  Gibsons. $135. per mo. Phone  Vane. 687-1774 between 6 p.m.  and 9 p.m. #51  Boats  IAN MORROW & CO. LTD.  Prompt attention to your marine  survey    requirements    for    all  transactions and insurance needs.  Phone 886-2433,886-9458.      #52  24' Reinell w/ Command bridge,  new in July 1975, 225 H.P. Volvo,  280 leg, F.W.C., trim tabs,  head, swim grid, new anchor,  moorage available in Secret  Cove. F.P. $12,500. or best offer.  Days: 885-9979, eves: 885-2084.  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  Motorcycles  1977 Suzuki, PE 250, Enduro,  $1,100. Excellent shape. After  4 p.m. call 886-2975. #51  1976 XT500 Yamaha, 3,000 miles,  $1,000. 886-2647. #51  For Sale  Professional Ear Piercing  Fast and Painless, lovely birth-  stone studs and Pewter earrings. Gibsons Girl & Gays  Salon, Lower Gibsons. Call  886-2120.      tfn  TREE FARMER SKIDDER 1965  C5BD., H.D. P.R. 75 Axles and  spare parts, including 2 differentials, 2 P.R. 75 Hubs, 2 axles,  etc. R.O.P.S. $7,500.00 firm.  883-2552,826-8840. tfn  See the SANYO MICROWAVE OVENS at the new  MACLEODS Store in  Sechelt.  TIRED OF RENTING?  Want to buy but cannot afford ���  SteiCs^-^&Xw. .  Opportunity Knocks but once  - here's your chance!  1,280 sq. ft. brand new, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large  kitchen and living room,  laundry and storage. Full  price: $34,500.  Bank   mortgage   available   on  1 $1,725.   down   at   $295.    per  month.      No   down   payment  required   on   credit   approval.  Why rent when you can  own your own place?  Located in Gibsons, 2 blocks to schools and shopping  FOR APPOINTMENT: 886-9890  K. BUTLER REALTY  1538 Gower Point Rd.     886-2000 or   886-2607  SOUTH FLETCHER: Fully serviced 70' x  120' view lot in good residential area. Easy  walking to P.O., shopping, etc. Asking  $17,500.  GRANTHAMS: Up and Down duplex plus  cottage on view property. Retire with  revenue to help pay taxes, etc. Asking only  $37,500.  GOWER POINT RD: In convenient location  close to shops & P.O., 4-room cottage with  bsmt. 2 bdrms., kitchen and living room.  Electric heat, hot water and cooking.  $32,000.  ROBERTS CREEK: 2 year old 65' x 12'  mobile home nestled in on 1 acre of park  like property. Should be seen at $42,500.  HOPKINS LANDING: Nicely treed lot with  Great View over the Sound. Don't miss this  one at only $12,000.  GOWER POINT: 3 bedroom full basement  home on large view lot in quiet area. Good  family home with bsmt. partly finished.  Only $59,000.  <P*X  For Sale  Holstein milking cow, first quality  milk. For more information  call 885-9294, after 5 pm. #51  For Sale  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.  GUITARS from the Music  Weavers, the ideal Christmas  Gift. 886-9737  Motor home, good condition.  $2,800. o.b.o. 885-9090. #51  For the person that likes to grow  plants, Cymbidium Orchid plants  will make a great Christmas gift.  Now available in Gibsons with  flower spikes started. Please  phone after 3 p.m. 886-7538.     #1  Portable   alternator,    110   volt,  2250 watts, 19.6 amps, has only  days   use.     $325.00.      Call  Fhaff straight stitch sewing  machine. Excellent condition.  $50.00. 886-2673.  #51  10" Beaver professional table  saw, V/i H.P. motor. Almost  new. $300. 885-2994. #2  Camera equipment, Asahi Pen-  tax KX, 35 mm lens, 70-210 zoom  lens. Plus case & assorted  equipment. Best offer. Call  886-2647. #51  Browning 22 semi-automatic,  like new. $165.00 (new $224.)  Homelite Super-mini chain saw,  $100.00, firm. 110 volt clothes  dryer $135.00. 885-9750. #2  Need a Christmas gift idea?  Elextrolux sales & service. Phone  886-7498 or 885-2550. #51  Washer & dryer 110, fully serviced $250. offers; stereo cabinet, unfin'd, offers. 886-7940. #51  Ladies red suede coat, size 14 - 16  as new. 875.00. o.b.o. Call  886-7907. #51  Va size violin, full. tone. Appraised at $350. offers. Phone  886-7907. #51  For Sale  For Sale  NEED   A   NEW   MATTRESS?  Try foam! All Sizes.  Custom Tire Covers  - See  our  samples at:  W.W. UPHOLSTERY   &  BOAT  TOPS, LTD. 886-7310. tfn  New MACLEODS 8to"*.  in Sechelt WASHER &  DRYER SALE continues  with portable electric  dryers as low as $235.50.  885-3271  New location:  Wharf Road, Seche.  (Beside Golden City Restaurant)  10  886-2912, days.  #51  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  rental drive away.   EXAMpLES  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  78 CI00 Chev PU  $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 per mo.  Total $4464.  Lease end Price  $1825.  or simply return  78 Dodge Van  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  or simply return  78 Fiesta 3 DR  $99 per mo.  ��� . Total $3564.  I        Lease end Price  ��� $1400.  1       or simply return  78F1504X4  $155 permo.  Total $5580.  Lease end Price  $2275.  or simply return  78 Olds Cutlass  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.             I  or simply return    1  For further information CALL COLLECT  GILLE   CHAMPAGNE    987-7111  Belmont Leasing Ltd.  1160 Marine Drive  77.' >    Nbrlth Vancouver; Btfi.; D 00479A  $2,000 DOWN and $165 per month gets you into this 3 bedroom basement home, with fireplace and garage. Close to  ail amenities. Chuck Dowman 885-9374.  VIEW DUPLEX ��� Excellent location. Large suites with a  terrific view over harbour. Level walk to shops and post  office. Only $49,900. Chuck Dowman 885-9374.  SPECULATE ��� On this fix it special. 3 bedroom house and  cottage. Double corner lot on school bus route to Arena.  Only $22,500. with $4,000. down. Chuck Dowman 885-9374.  GOWER POINT ROAD ��� VIEW ��� Large new 3 bedroom  house, with full basement. Attractive brick fireplace in  large living room, also fireplace in basement. Quality kitchen  cabinets, all windows double glazed, situated on approx.  Vz acre. An excellent home at the asking price of $64,000.  Try your offer. Jim Wood 885-2571.  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 parklike property has subdivision possibilities  or develop your own country estate. Price $39,900. 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.  GIBSONS ��� NEW NEW NEW ��� Located on Chaster Road,  close to the new school, this 3 bedroom ranch style attractive  well constructed home is a must to see on your shopping list  for homes. Brick fireplace in large living room, quality  carpets throughout, large carport. The price is right! $42,900  Jim Wood 885-2571.  SANDY HOOK WATERFRONT ��� 75' of quiet waterfront.  Good moorage. Close to Vz acre. Must sell. Asking $21,200.  Offers. Ed Baker 885-2641.  BAYVIEW VIEW LOT. 103x200. Serviced. Good building  site. $17,000. Ed Baker 885-2641.  AGENTS FOR WELCOME WOODS DEVELOPMENT.  Vi acre treed lots - as low as $8,500. -10% down.  Century West Real Estate Ltd.  .;. Every Office Independently Owned and Operated  CHRISTMAS  May the peace and serenity       4 *W^W ^W >V~~\~\~mV\���T^_~^  of this holiday season fill you   \JmSm2jmLJ M Ml^l^ri.9  with hearthside warmth. For your kind patronage, our thanks.  WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND SEASON'S GREETINGS  TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS  PLEASE DROP IN FOR A CHAT, A CHEER  OR A CUP OF COFFEE  LORRIE, ZANDRA, CHRIS, JON, KEN, ARNE  I Guess where  The usual prize of $5.00 is offered for the correct  location of the above. Send your entries to the  Coast News, Box 460, Gibsons. Last week's  winner was Pam Nestman of Box.303, Sechelt,  who correctly located the pictured stone lion as  being one of a pair in front of Jack and Shirley  Apsouris'   home   on' Cowrie   Street,   Sechelt.  Pender Ratepayers  By Pender Harbour and District  Ratepayers' Association Publicity  Committee.  1. The Hydro Line  The most conspicuous issue  which will have to be dealth with  most immediately in 1978 is the  proposed Cheekeye-Dunsmuir  powerline right-of-way. B.C.  Hydro has announced its intention to route this 500-kilovolt  line (present hydro lines in this  area are 138 KV) across the  Sechelt Peninsula somewhere  between Pender Harbour and  Earls Cove, continuing across  Agamemnon Channel and Nelson  Island to Cape Cockburn, thence  under water to Texada Island.  Fresh from the Revelstoke  Dam debate, which it won against  the united opposition of the  people there, and still thickly  embroiled in the MacGregor  Dam controversy (the MacGregor  project would lessen the Fraser  River's salmon-rearing capacity  by 1/5) B.C.Hydro has a good  deal of experience in dealing  with public protest. Some of the  techniques they have shown  us so far in the powerline debate  are: . ,.. ..,.- ..  1.  out  the  They kept the project  of public attention while  important decisions were being  made. One of the ways they did  this was to give the Regional  Board the impression the line  would follow a low-impact route  to Wood Bay, which has now been  declared unfeasible.  2. They have tried to cut  public debate short by arbitrarily declaring December 31  as a deadline for submissions.  3. They have hired a consulting  firm to prepare a IVi" -thick  "Route Selection Study" which  after weighing a maze of alternative routes miraculously discovers  that the only really feasible one  is the one Hydro wanted to begin  with��� the shortest and cheapest.  The route recommended by the  Beak Report has on the face of  it, these major disadvantages:  1. Six aerial water crossings  over Salmon Inlet, Sechelt Inlet,  Sakinaw Lake, Agamemnon  Channel, Sabine Channel and  Bull Passage- - all areas of high  scenic value and one a major  seaplane flyway.  2. The lines would have a  carrying capacity approximately  iVVSYS^^rSJP^*??  13 times that of the 128 KV  lines presently located on the  Sechelt Peninsula and would thus  require 90-foot steel towers and  a 360-foot 7 wide right-of-way.  This right-of-way would displace  approximately one acre of potentially valuable residential-agricultural land for each 100 feet of its  length in the Sakinaw Lake, Nelson Island and Lasqueti Island  areas. In addition, a substation  would be built adjacent to Sakinaw Lake, displacing 40 acres,  and a switching station would  be required at Cape Cockburn,  displacing 1 Vz acres.  The question troubling most  people appears to be whether  or not, given the experience of  communities like * Revelstoke,  this community would be able  to 'influence Hydro's thinking  even if their arguments can be  discredited. The position the  Ratepayers Association has taken  is that if the route is felt to be  ill-placed, the community should  fight it vigorously whether there  is a chance of winning or not.  B.C.Hydro has completely,  dammed off public input into  its decision-making in recent  years and this policy has backed  up an ever-growing reservoir of  resentment. Eventually the corporation must change its policy  and let the public have its say  or else face inundation by resentment that can no longer be contained. Even if we can't bring it  on, the Sechelt Peninsula communities working together with  those on Lasqueti Island and  making use of. the media can  certainly bring that highly  desireable breakthrough nearer.  COAST CYCLE  SPECIALS  HELMETS $19.50  &up  Coast News, December 20,1977.  li-  IS.-.  Too much bench  time slows you  down. Get active.  Get in shape and  put. yourself in  the clear.  Fitness is fun.  Try some.  parwaPBman~mo  Poinsettias  /ed, white, pink marble)  Door Swags  Green Plants  Fresh Mistletoe  Mums  Azaleas  Fresh Mums  PENTANGLE PLANTS  885-3818  I 9 00 |  Wed   - Sat  Phone us  We will Deliver  SECHELT AUTO SALES  A division of Copping Car Town Sales Ltd.  is  NOW OPEN  for business  across  from   Benner's   Furniture  Store,  Hwy 101, Sechelt.  Our phone number is 885-3515.   Call now  for the best deal in town.  WATCH FOR OUR GRAND OPENING  D.L. #00623B  mem  n)'  '^xrjk.-^i^f^,  Vi=^c  Maharishi Mahesh Yogi will be appearing  on the Merv .Griffin Show December 28th  at 4:00 p.m. on Channel 4. Not on Channel  12 as previously advertised.  SUNSHINE COAST TV  SALES & SERVICE   ^r    in the H of downtown Sechelt  'miW      Awm_mmm_m_m ��� m  . Dealer for _��m���MMWMMTGI*���  CEE5> Mark of Quality  APPLIANCES  and    TELEVISIONS  Ask about our "package" deals  885-9816  : INTRODUCING ;  :      Our new Salesman       :  ��� LARRY REARDON       ���  ��� Mr. Reardon, for j  : many years a fisherman :  ���along the coast, is now*  actively engaged with:  the Clunkers and Gales:  hockey clubs. ���  Mr. Reardon brings to :  the firm many years of':  sales experience in the*  field of real estate on the :  Sunshine Coast. ���  Mr. Reardon can be��  contacted at :  Century 21 :  - Real Estate  Wharf "Rd.,Sechelt  885-3271  ���ror  li-I  i.Tl  91  :'Jtl  tO  ��� Plastic stick-on Shelves  and accessories  ��� New line of pulsating  hand showers  ��� Ceramic & Plastic  Boutique Ware  ��� Shower Curtains  -by McGregor  ��� Chrome & Brass accessories  ��� Paper Guest Towels  ��� Soaps ;  ��� Towels  ��� Bath Mats by Fieldcrest  -��� Tank Sets  ��� Seat Covers  ��� Also In-Store Specials!  WHERE ���  BATHROOMS  PLUS  "315n?! P.I-  .,;u;M 07  MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR  ROYA L B A N K  ���fiT  ;?r;i  ���>iiA  JA  >  Gibsons,B.C.  V.  ?����  ���n 14.  Coast News, December 20,1977.  mm' z\x'A��%$f*ffl'.f:ifj;.z!  ,,,,0"v '-.''^i^���;r'���;^���^-'VT^w^^^%iJ''",  SUNSHINE G.M. SERVICE, SECHELT  Will be closed December 25, 26, 27 to allow our staff to enjoy  Christmas with their families.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of the people of  the Sunshine Coast a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and the Best of  the New Year.  We wish to thank all our friends who have helped make this the  best business year ever. We appreciate your visit.  To show our appreciation we will REBATE $200.00 CASH on the  purchase of any vehicle over $1,000.00 between now and Dec.  31st, 1977.  We have a GOOD SELECTION of NEW CARS & TRUCKS from  which to choose ��� Plus both Chevrolet & GMC Trucks and Vans  We also have approximately 20 very good  trade-in cars, trucks and vans.  Nobody BUT NOBODY!  ^ms"^""'///^^  W  y///iiMii��  ��B0E>  *_mm.  Gives Service Like  Sunshine G.M. Service!!!  Lid  At the corner of Wharf & Dolphin  in DOWNTOWN SECHELT  885-3833  D.L. #00645A  ^v^=  *#*# Coast News, December 20,1977. 15.  **********************************************  * -f  It's that time of vear . . . when winter  spreads its mantle bver the countryside . . .  when thoughts turn to friendships old  and new% and good wishes are sent your way!  In the spirit of the Holiday Season the merchants of the Sunshine Coast and the staff of  the Sunshine Coast News are pleased to bring to our readers a Christmas Carol section.  We hope that in some small measure we will add to your enjoyment of the celebration  of Christmas. May your voices ring out in full measure and may you find again through  these grand old songs the feeling and meaning of this traditional time.  *  *  ���*  *  *  *  *  ���sett  sett  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  *  tt  tt  *  tt  tt  *  tt  tt  *  tt  tt  tt  *  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  *  tt  tt  tt  *  *  *  *  tt   *?_^3  tt  V'Vf.  ' ���     .  "-*" W^  A  s the Yuletide  season draws near, we wish  you lots of old-lime holiday cheer,  From the Staff & Management at  SuperValu  sunnvcrest  shopping  centre  ;tt  ?*  itt  tt  it  :tt  ?*  tt  i*  !*  itt  1*  J*  itt  ;tt  Itt  <tt  *  *  tt  ?tt  * *  I*  ?tt  Stt  I*  stt  Itt  I*  ���?*  J*  i*  *  i*  itt  itt  *  i*  Itt  ?*  -**  -sltt  *tt  "tt  !tt  j*  Jtt  *tt  'tt  ,**  if  it  *  : *  ' tt  : tt  :*  ; *  : tt  . tt  tt  : tt  ! tt  ; tt  tt  *  ��� tt  tt  ;*  tt  ��� tt  ; *���  tt  tt  *  ���*  ���*  *  ���x-  *  ���X-  tt  *  i ���*  tt  Jf**************************************************************** 16.  Coast News, December 20,1977.  It's time  JZ   for   Christmas  wishes, and oars  for you are warm.  So are our thanks.  Garry & the Staff of  JB EXCAVATING CO. LTD.  wish all their customers a very  Merry Christmas and  prosperous New Year!  MERRY  ECHRISTMAS1  To all our friends  from Beth, Staff and Family at  the Dogwood Cafe  Greetings  And with our greetings, a sincere  expression of gratitude to our customers.  From the Staff at  COASTAL TIRE, GIBSONS  We will be closed  December 24th to January 3rd  Jouou/ Greeting/  May this Christmas bring you  spiritual peace and contentment. It's  been a pleasure to serve you.  The Management and Staff  of Windsor Plywood, Gibsons  o  m  MAY   YOUR   CHRISTMAS   BE   BRIGHT  Best Wishes from  Diana, Effie, Doreen & Mary  at SEARS Gibsons  MAY   YOUR  CHRISTMAS   BE  BRIGHT  From Don and Family  at Robinson's T.V.  In Gibsons Harbour  war  Cruising along, top speed, and  wishing smooth seas ahead this  Christmas to all of you.  From all our Friends at  HYAK MARINE LTD.  ��������� J  ���   t .  i  Hi! Merry Christmas  Have the cheeriest holiday ever.  Best wishes and thanks to all of our  neighbors. We value your patronage.  Ron & Nora & Staff at  RON'S CONTRACTING  GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN  God rest ye merry, gentlemen!  Let nothing you dismay,  Remember, Christ Our Saviour v  was born on Christmas Day  To save us all from Satan's power  when we were gone astray.  O tidings of comfort and joy,  comfort and joy!  O tidings of comfort and joy!  From God, our heavenly Father,  A blessed angel came,  And unto certain shepherds  Brought tidings ofthe same,  How that in Bethlehem was born  The Son of God by name.  O tidings, etc...  Now to the Lord sing praises,  All you within this place,  And with true love and brotherhood  Each other now embrace;  This holy tide of Christmas  All other doth deface  O tidings, etc....  WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS  We wish you a Merry Christmas,  We wish you a Merry Christmas,  We wish you a Merry Christmas,  And a Happy New Year!  Good tidings to you wherever you are;  Good tidings for Christmas and  a Happy New Year!  We wish you a Merry Christmas  We wish you a Merry Christmas  We wish you a Merry Christmas,  And a Happy New Year!  DECK THE HALL  Deck the hall with boughs of holly  Fa, la, la, la, la, -la, la, la, la.  'Tis the season to be jolly  Fa, la, la, la, la, -la, la, la, la.  Don we now our gay apparel  Fa,la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la.  See the blazing Yule before us  Fa, la, la, la, la, -la, la, la, la.  Strike the harp and join the chorus  Fa, la, la, la, la, ���la, la, la, la.  Follow me to merry measure  Fa,la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la.  While I tell the Christmas treasure  Fa, la, la, la, la, -la, la, la, la.  Fast away the old year passes  Fa, la, la, la, la, ���la, la, la, la.  Hail the new, ye lads and lasses  Fa, la, la, h   ia, ���la, la, la, la.  Sing we joyous all together  All the Best Wishes  to our Friends & Customers  From Terry, Jenny & Melanie  May  all  your   days  be blessed with  good health,  love and happiness.  THANKS FORYOUR  GOODWILL  SECHELT OFFICE  SERVICES  We wish you all heartfelt good cheer.  From Terry, Darlene & Rosalea at  MAXI'S SHOES  Gibsons Harbour  * i^Offl'V'i -  \N >_^_W__m���V  ' f   V t���MStimmmtm* V-  Flickering candlelight... a  scent of Christmas greens... the nearness  of dear ones make the holidays bright. We hope,  to continue serving you in the future.  from Brian and the staff at  BRIAN'S AUTO BODY & PAINTING LTD.  Fa, la, la,la,la,la,la,la,la.  Heedless of the wind and weather  Fa, la, la, la, la, ���la, la, la, la.  WHAT CHILD IS THIS  What Child is this, Who, laid to rest  On Mary's lap, is sleeping?  Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,  While shepherds watch are keep-ing?  This, this is Christ the King;  Whom shepherds guard and angels sing;  Haste, haste to bring Him laud,  the Babe, the Son of Mary!  GOOD KING WENCESLAS  Good King Wenceslas look'd out  On the feast of Stephen;  When the snow lay round about  Deep and crisp and even;  Brightly shone the moon that night  Though the frost was cruel  When a poor man came in sight  Gath'ring winter fuel.  "Hither page and stand by me,  If thou know'st it, telling  Yonder peasant, who is he,  What and where his dwelling?"  "Sire he lives a good league hence,  Underneath the mountain,  Right against the forest fence,  By St. Anges'fountain."  In his Master's steps he trod.  Where the snow lay dinted;  Heat was in the very sod  Which the saint had printed.  Therefore, Christian men, be sure  Wealth or rank possessing  Ye who now will bless the poor,  Shall yourself find blessing.  ANGELS FROM THE REALMS  Angels from the realms of Glory  Wing your flight o'er all the Earth  Ye who sang creation's story  Now proclaim Messiah's birth.  ���Come and Worship, Come and Worship,  Worship Christ, the new-born King.  Shepherds in the field abiding  Watching o'er their flocks by night  God with man is now residing  Yonder shines the Infant Light....  Sages leave your contemplations;  Brighter visions beam afar;  Seek the Great Desire of Nations!  Ye have seen His natal Star.  Come and Worship, Come and Worship  Worship Christ, the new-b.. n King.  ��*CW,INC.  To our friends & guests  from Connie, Bill & family at  BONNIEBROOK LODGE  Gower Point Road, Gibsons Coast News, December 20,1977.
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May its arrival fill hearts; homes
with joy. Thanks for your confidence'
Pete, Rick, Corky, Norm, Bobbie, Merilee,
Denis, Bernie and Bill.
We  will   be closed   December   25th   to
January 2nd inclusive.
We three Kings of Orient are,
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain
Following yonder Star.
*0 Star of wonder, Star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright.
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to Thy Perfect Light.
Born a King, on Bethlehem's plain
Gold I bring to crown Him again.
King for ever, ceasing never,
Over uf all to reign. O Star of wonder...
Frankincense to offer have L
Incense owns a Diety nigh,
.Prayer and praising, all men raising,
Worship Him, God most High. OStar...
Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heaven and nature sing.....
Joy to the world! the Saviour reigns;
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy.....
He rules the world with truth land grace > 7? 1
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love....
Away in a Manger
No crib for His bed,
The Little Lord Jesus
Laid down His sweet head.
The stars in the bright sky
Looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus
Asleep on the hay.
The cattle are lowing
The Baby awakes,
But little Lord Jesus
No crying He makes.
I love Thee, Lord Jesus,
Look down from the sky
And stay by my side
Until morning is nigh .7
Be near me, Lord Jesus
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me for ever
And Love me, I pray
Bless all the dear children
In Thy tender care,
And fit us for heaven
To live with Thee there.
holiday flurry and
fun, we want to take
time to wish all our
friends a Christmas
of special delights. Thanks all.
from Ken & Staff
Oh, how joyfully, Oh, how merrily
Christmas comes with its grace
Grace again is beaming, Christ the
world redeeming;
Hail, ye Christians, hail the
joyous Christmastime!
Oh, how joyfully, Oh, how merrily
Christmas comes with its peace
Peace on earth is reigning,
Christ our peace regaining,
Hail, ye Christians, hail the
joyous Christmastime!
Dashing thro' the snow
In a one horse open sliegh,
In a one horse open sleigh,
O'er the fields we go,
Laughing all the way;
Bells on bobtail ring,
Making spirits bright-
What fun it is to ride aim sing
A sleighing song tonight!
Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells!
Jingle all the way!
Oh, what fun it is to ride \".,,' ''    , \
In a one horse open sleigh!
The first Noel the angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds
in fields as they lay:
In fields where they lay
a-keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night
that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.
And by the light of that same star,
Three wise men came from country far;
To seek for a King was their intent
And to follow the star wherever it went.
This star drew nigh to the northwest,
O'er Bethlehem it took its rest,
And there it did both stop and stay
Right over the place where Jesus lay.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.
We're building a Yule that's
filled with joyous wishes.,
To yon, many thanks.
From the gang at.    '
We wi 11 be closed December 25, 26, & 27,
also January 1 st and 2nd for the hoi idays.
From the Staff & Management at the
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Sunnycrest Centre, Gibsons
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Eat, drink, be merry
. . . and accept our sincere
thanks for your loyalty,
confidence and goodwill.
Best Wishes from the management and
staff of the Village Cafe & The Parthenon
Theatre Restaurant, Sechelt.
We look forward to serving you in the
coming year.
For the holidays we will be closed from
December 23rd 'til after the New Year.
May your
holiday be
real winner...
scoring high In Inn
and happiness.
Sincere thanks
for yonr
o w •        loyal
The management & staff of
Our Sechelt store will be open evenings
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday till
Look for our      „
ft bikes   -. ft boats &outboards
ft camping gear   i       -&> skates
ft' shoes > 'ft guns
ft hockey equipment    ft fishing tackle
ft everything for the sports minded
We will be closed December 26th & 27th,
January 2nd and 3rd.
Here's wishing all a
merry Yule!-To our
good friends,
patrons . . . specia
thanks for
kindness shown.
from the Pelletier Family
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\        finest joys of a   {|j
bright and happy j^
Christmas...    ^
with much
Hope   it's   filled   with   gifts   galore.
Our bountiful thanks to each of you.
The Management and Staff
of Henry's Bakery, Gibsons
Peace on Earth
It is with a deep
feeling of gratitude
that we greet you
this Happy Season.
The Management & Staff
of the Beach Comber Motor Inn 18.  Coast News, December 20,1977.  JOLLY GOOD  WISHES/  In the friendly spirit of the Christmas Season, -we wish you  all an old-fashioned Yuletime just packed -with cheer and  happiness. Merry Christmas to you all!  From Haig, Jim, Maureen, Gwen, Eleanor, Pat,  Nancy, Cathy and Suzan  At WESTERN DRUGS  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre, Gibsons  We rejoice in the opportunity to wish  you and yours a very Merry Christmas!  From the Staff & Management at the  BANK OF MONTREAL  Good  Wishes  From the board and staff of the Sunshine  Coast Credit Union, Sechelt.  Merry Christmas  Best wishes of the  season, friends,  and grateful thanks.  SMITTY'S  MARINA LTD.  7&e sincerely  hope that your  stockings are filled  with the blessings of good  health, love and happiness.  .  Thanks for your good will.  L. and M. Munro  COLONEL  FLOUNDERS,  PENDEROSA  Grocery &  Barbershop  CHRISTMAS  GREETINGS  **et Sbtcene *76��uUb6  to. owt ftietttt-  Mary, Bea & Elsie  VARIETY STORE  & SEARS  fBleaains* to one  ana all this; bap.  From Dorothy & Bill  Murray's Garden &  Pet Supplies  Gibsons Harbour  ...A LITTLE WISH WITH A LOT  OF HEART... TO YOU AND YOURS!  Sincere thanks for your continuing support  Francis & King  Fawkes Books & Stationery  Sunnycrest Mall Gibsons  12  13  14  O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL  O come all ye faithful,  Joyful and triumphant,  O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem:  Come and behold Him,  Born the King of angels  O come, let us adore Him...  Christ the Lord.  Sing choirs of angels.  Sing in exultations,  Sing all ye citizens of heaven above  Glory to God in the highest  O come, let us adore Him...  Christ the Lord.-  Yea, Lord, we greet Thee  Born this happy morning,  Jesus to Thee be glory giv'n;  Word ofthe Father now in flesh appearing:  O come, let us adore Him..i.  Christ the Lord  WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED  THEIR FLOCKS BY NIGHT  While shepherds watched their  flocks by night  All'seated dn.fheigroimd.  The angel of tnVLor^camedbwn,  And glory shone around.  "Fear not," said he (for mighty dread  Had seized their troubled mind);  "Glad tidings of great joy I bring  To you and all mankind.  "All glory be to God on high,  And to the earth be peace;  Good will henceforth from heaven to men  Begin, and never cease."  INFANT HOLY, INFANT LOWLY  Infant Holy, Infant Lowly,  For His bed a cattle stall.  Oxen lowing, little knowing  Christ the Babe is Lord of All.  Swift are winging. Angels singing,  Noels ringing. Tidings bringing,  Christ the Babe is Lord of All.  Flocks were sleeping. Shepherds keeping  Vigil till the morning new;  Saw the Glory, Heard the story  Tidings of a Gospel true.  Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow  Praises voicing, greet the morrow,  Ghrist the Babe was born for you.  To all ��� big  portions of  _ "good wishes, thanks.  From the folks at the  HOMESTEAD DRIVE-IN  RESTAURANT  We will be closed December 24th to  January 3rd.  map it litoe in pour fjeart altoapfii.  From the Management & Staff  at Ken's Lucky Dollar  Gibsons Harbour Area  15  16  HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING  * Hark! the herald angels sing  Glory to the new-born King,  Peace on earth, and mercy mild,  God and sinners reconciled.  Joyful, all ye nations rise,  Join the triumph ofthe skies.  With the angelic host proclaim,  Christ is born in Bethlehem   Christ, by highest heaven adored,  Christ, the everlasting Lord,  Late in time behold Him come.  Offspring of a virgin's womb.  Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;  Hail, the incarnate Diety!  Pleased as Man with man to dwell,  Jesus, our Emmanuel   Hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace!  Hail, the Son of Righteousness!  Light and life to all He brings  Risen with healing in His wings.  Mild, He lays His glory by.  Born that man no more may die  Born to raise the sons of earth.  Born to give them second birth.  Hark! the.herald,angels sing,,..,. ,>..0^n  Glory to the new-born King! ,n  SILENT NIGHT  Silent night! holy night!  All is calm, all is bright;  Round yon virgin mother and Child,  Holy Infant, so tender and mild.  Sleep in heavenly peace.  Sleep in heavenly,peace.  Silent night! Holy night!  Shepherds quake at the sight;  Glories stream from heavenafar.  Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah!  Christ, the Saviour, is born!  Christ, the Saviour, is born!  Silent night! Holy night!  Son of God, love's pure light  Radiant beams from Thy holy face  With the dawn of redeeming grace,  Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.  Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.  All aboard for a joyous season! Thanks  for letting us keep things ship-shape.  MADEIRA MARINA LTD. ���*���,- It's the season to be grateful  for blessings ... and we appreciate your  . continued patronage and goodwill.  from the staff at  I.G.A.  Madeira Park  JOY  TO THE  WORLD  ... and may this  season bring much  cheer to your  home and heart in  every way.  Thank you for your patronage  LYLE'S CONTRACTING CO.  Coast News, December 20,1977.  19.  We hope you have clear  sailing for a happy Yule season!  Morry Christmas from  JORANCO BOAT WORKS  Gibsons  TO OUR MANY FRIENDS.  OUR WARMEST WISHES!  From Dili & Jennifer  at Gibsons Girl & Guys  Gibsons Harbour Area  17      O CHRISTMAS TREE  O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree!  Thou tree most fair and lovely!  The sight of thee at Christmastide,  Spreads hope and gladness far and wide.  O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree!  Thou tree most fair and lovely.  O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree!  Thou has a wondrous message:  Thou dost proclaim the Saviour's birth.  Good will to men and peace on earth.  O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree!  Thou has a wondrous message.  18      IT CAME UPON THE MIDNIGHT CLEAR  It came upon the midnight clear,  That glorious song of old,  From angels bending near the earth  To touch their harps of gold.  ' 'Peace on the earth, goodwill to man,  From heaven's all-gracious King!".    ���  The world in solemn stillness lay   '  To hear the angels sing.  Still through the cloven skies they come  With peaceful wings unfurled,  And still their heavenly music floats  O'er all the weary world.  Above its sad and l>6wiyjplaihs?iij ;"ilii!  They bend oh holering Wihgs";(it   r' J  And ever o'er its Babel sounds  The blessed angels sing.  For lo! the days are hastening on,  By prophet-bards foretold,  When with the ever-circling years  Comes round the age of gold:        ���  When peace shall over all the earth  Its ancient splendours fling,  And the whole world give back the song  Which now the angels sing.  19      SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN  You better watch out, you better not cry,  Better not pout, I'm telling you why;  Santa Claus is comin'to town.  He's making a list and checking it twice,  Gonna find out who's naughty and nice,  Santa Claus is comin' to town.  He sees you when you 're sleepin',  He knows when you 're awake,  He knows if you 've been bad pr good,  So be good for goodness sake.       '  Oh! You better watch out,  You better not cry.  Better not pout, I'm telling you why;  Santa Claus is comin' to town.  20  WINTER WONDERLAND  Sleighbells ring, are you list'nin?  t In the lane snow is glist'nin',  A beautiful sight,  We're happy tonight, walking' in a  winter wonderland!  Gone away is the bluebird, i  Here to stay is a new bird.  He sings a love song, as we go along,  Walkin' in a winter wonderland!  In the meadow we can build a snowman.  Then pretend that he is Parson Brown,  He'll say "are you married?"  We'll say, "No,man!"  But you can do the job when you're in town.  Later on we'll conspire  As we dream by the fire  To face unafraid, the plans that we made,  Walkin' in a winter wonderland!  21  RUDOLPH THE REDNOSED REINDEER  Rudolph, the redndsed'reindeer;.,/ \  Had a very shiny nose,' ''' '     ,,'    "���/  And if you ever saw it.  You would even say it glows.  All of the other reindeer  Used to laugh and call him names,  They never let poor Rudolph  Join in any reindeer games;  Then one foggy Christmas Eve,  Santa came to say:  ' 'Rudolph, with your nose so bright,  Won't you guide my sleigh tonight!"  Then how the reindeer loved him  As they shouted out with glee:  Rudolph, the rednosed reindeer,  You'll go down in history.  May the holidays fill us,  young and old, with the wonder of  childhood. Best wishes  and thanks to our good neighbors.  Tom Gory, Ray Chamberlin and Staff  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES LTD.  js^ ^1\Mm^^  ^fgrGepg��  We're ready to  roll up and wish you  a very Merry Christmas.  Thanks for your confidence.  Best wishes for a happy holiday from  the management and staff of S UNCO AST  SERVICE LTD., Sechelt & PENINSULA  MOTORS.  We will be closed December 25th and 26th  and January 1st so our staff can enjoy  the festive season: '  To all our friends  Your   good   wishes   during   this   past  year have been much appreciated.  Best   wishes   for   Good   Health   and  Happiness during the coming year.  Bert & Wilma Sim  22     I'M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS  I'm dreaming of a White Christmas  Just like the ones I used to know  Where the treetops glisten  And children listen to hear  Sleigh bells in the snow.  I'm dreaming of a white Christmas  With ev'ry Christmas card I write,  "May your days be merry and bright  And may all your Christmases be white."  CHRISTMAS GREETINGS  TO ALL OUR FRIENDS  May the peace and joy of the  Season be with you always!  From Al, Dot & Lome  at Pajak Electronics  Gibsons Harbour Area  It's time to be merry and bright..."  and to thank our many good friends  for your valued patronage, loyalty,  good will, confidence and support.  from John & Ruth at  John Harrison Ref rigeration & Appliances  Sales & Service  fr IfWWW4W WVU U TOOTf  9  i  i  I  BEST WISHES (^f^^Z  /0y /    tSSwL  sj-���O  Merrily, we chime in              ^m^LW^^^S^&StWLM  with Santa to send greetings    ^p$!_1^*$$* ^^  and thanks to our loyal friends                  is*  ���*'.-. from  THE FENNDEROSA  In lieu of Christmas cards the following  donated   to   the   Gibsons   Auxiliary   to    St. Mary's Hospital  Mrs. Margaret Jones  Oney DeCarnp  Marie Scott  I  9  9  9  9  I  5  Sally Thompson  The Weinhandl Family  Polly & Bill Warn  Florence & WiljoWiren  Lu MacKay  Art & Marg Sullivan  Reg & Ruth Godfrey  Dr. H. and Mrs. Inglis  Fred & Marybell Holland  Herb & Dorothy Steinbrunner  M.A.Thatcher  Morris & Nancy Nygren & Family  Jim & Isabel Fraser  Mr. & Mrs. Tor Strand  Mr. &Mrs. H. Bernhof  Harry, Deanna Robertson & Family  Jean Moore   -  Ethel Bingley  May Loveil  Harry Warn  Carl & Doreen Gust  Grove & Marion Proulx  Annonymous  Kay & Ed Butler  Margerlte MyerS  Gladys & Bill Davis  Ida & Lome Leslie  Betty Gisvold  Olive & Chum Metcalfe  Guy & Mae Winning  Lome & Amy Blain  Lily Hammond  i  !  i  *  Alex & Florence Robertson  Harley & Betty Cockrane  Dora Benn  Mrs. T. Hercus  C. M. Cruickshank  Frank & Hilda Girard  George & Gloria Hostland  Jim & Debbie Brandon  Lome & Dooley Mason  Vi & Horry  Vince, Dot & Kim Bracewell  Ida Lowther  Inger & Sivert Vedoy & girls  Ron & Lorna Huggins  Joe & Edna Bellerive  Jim & Verla Hobson & Family  Lawrence, Bev & Christy Stoochnoff  Georgina & Bill McConnell  A. G. Jamieson & Family  Mr. & Mrs. A. Cherry  Sabina Gardner  Daisy & Frank Bailey  Bill & Nancy Douglas & Family  Eric Thompson  Dave, Marg, Mike & Scott Hodgins  Len & Beps Swanson  Evelyn Blain  Ron & Alma  Tom & Elinor Penfold  Davina Bolderson  Mr. & Mrs. Obert Fosdal  Wally & Marge Langdale  Paul, Jenie, Lisa, Kevin,  Panela & Jessica Torvick  V uiiy naiiiiiiunu a 20.  Coast News December 20,1977  HfeX_^.^ Jf '5*1  From the Staff  at U Del's Delicatessen  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  SEASON'S GREETINGS  from the Staff of Link Hardware  Doris, Mick, Celia, Laura & Noni  Sunnycrest Mall  The Christmas spirit reigns all  over the land. Hope it fills and warms  your heart with happiness. For  your treasured patronage, sincere thanks.  from  Lawrence & Pat,  Roy and  Paula  PENDER HARBOUR HOTEL  From Terry & Jenny Amiel  and all the Staff at  PENINSULA CLEANERS  Sechelt and Gibsons  HOLIDAY GREETINGS  May your home be aglow with all  the joy of the Christmas season.  From all at Fioron Agencies  Gibsons Harbour Area  We couldn't ask for a  better audience.  Thanks for your support.  KERN ELECTRONICS LTD.  Uptown Plaza, Gibsons  LAST MINUTE SHOPPING?  Look for our in-store specials!  RENT TO OWN 14" COLOUR T.V.  ONLY $20.00 down  Less than $20.00 per month  This offer based on 24 months purchase  also carries 2 year, 100% WARRANTY.  oijtoall  On this holiest of days, we  extend our sincere wishes  for a very Merry Christmas  From Helen & Staff  Helen's Fashion Shoppe  Sechelt and Gibsons  23       THE HOLLY AND THE IVY  The holly and the ivy,  Now both are full well grown,  Of all the trees that are  in the wood,  The holly bears the crown.  O the rising of the sun,  The running of the deer,  The playing of the merry organ,  Sweet singing in the choir,  Sweet singing in the choir.  The holly bears a blossom  As white as lily flow'r;  And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ  To be oiir sweet Saviour.   ..  Chorus  The holly bears a berry,  As red as any blood;  And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ,  To do poor sinners good.  Chorus  24      ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY  Once in royal Dayid's.ci^r.  Stood a lowly cattle shed,  Where a mother laid her baby,  In a manger for His bed;  Mary was that mother mild  Jesus Christ her little child.  He came down to earth from heaven,  Who is God and Lord of all,  And His shelter was a stable,  And His cradle was a stall;  With the poor, and mean, and lowly,  Lived on earth our Saviour holy.  25     THIS IS THE DAY!   ,  This is the day! let us rejoice,  Sing with heart and soul and voice;  Ring, ye bells, from spire and steeple,  Spread the news to all the people:  Christ is born! the chorus swell,  Sing Noel, O sing Noel!  . Never was star in heaven so bright  As the star which shone that night,  Never was sung a sweeter story  Than the angels'song of glory;  Christ is born! the tidings tell,  Sing Noel, O sing Noel!  This is the day! lift up your voice,  In glad carols now rejoice;  from all at  TIDEWATER CRAFTS & HOBBIES  Gibsons Harbour Area  885-5500  ?*"��� WE  WILL BE CLOSED  December 25th  until January 3rd.  Serving you  is always a pleasure..  SEE YOU  IN THE NEW YEAR  The Clarkson's at  JMLCMOON INN  26  27  28  God to all the world has spoken,  Love is still the heavenly token;  Christ is born! Immanuel!  Sing Noel! O sing Noel!  ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH  Angels we have heard on high,  Sweetly singing o'er the plains.  And the mountains in reply,  Echoing their joyous strains.  * Glo ri-a in excelsis Deo  Glo ri-a in excelsis De-o  Come, to Bethlehem, and see  Him whose birth the angels sing;  Come, adore on bended knee,  Christ the Lord, the hew born King.  Chorus  See Him in a manger laid,  Whom the choirs of angels praise ;.'���'���'.'  Mary, Joseph lend your aid,  While our hearts in love we raise.  Chorus  I SAW THREE SHIPS COME SAILING IN  I saw three ships come sailing in.  On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;  I saw three ships come sailing in,  On Christmas Day in the morning.  And what was in those ships all three,  On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;  And what was in those ships all three,  On Christmas Day in the morning?  The Virgin Mary and Christ were there.  On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;  The Virgin Mary and Christ were there,  On Christmas Day in the morning.  Then let us all rejoice amain,  On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;  Then let us all rejoice amain,  On Christmas Day in the morning.  LULLAY, THOU LITTLE TINY CHILD  Lullay, Thou little tiny Child,    7  By, by, lully, lullay;  Lullay, Thou little tiny Child,  By, by lully, lullay.  PEACE ON EARTH  and best wishes for the holidays  From Yoshi and the Staff at  YOSHI'S CHINESE RESTAURANT W^��-,/,��s .T��-^> ...^  im  B��ST ttiSMES.  Our good wishes to you  from all the gang . ..  George Townsend  Jack Anderson  Frank Lewis  Stan Anderson  Doug Joyce  Muriel Carmen  of ANDERSON'S  REALTY,  SECHELT  Coast News December 20,1977  29      HARK THE GLAD SOUND  Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes,  The Saviour promised long;  Let ev 'ry heart prepare a throne  And ev'ry voice a song.  He comes the broken heart to bind,  The bleeding soul to cure.  And with the treasures of His grace  T'en-rich the humble poor.  Our glad hosanas, Prince of Peace,  Thy welcome shall proclaim  And heaven's eternal arches ring  With Thy beloved name.  30  FROSTY THE SNOW MAN  Frosty, the snow man was a jolly happy soul,  With a corn cob pipe and a button nose  and two eyes made out of coal.  Frosty, the snow man is a fairy tale, they say  He was made of snow but the children know  how he came to life one day.  There must have been some magic in the old  silk hat they found,  For when they put it on his head he began  to dance around.  Oh, Frosty the snow man was alive as he could be  And the children say he could laugh and play  just the same as you and me.  Frosty, the snow man knew the sun was hot that day,  So he said, "Let's run and we'll have some fun  now before I melt away."  Down to the village, with a broomstick in his hand,  Running here and there all around the square  sayin' "Catch me if you can."  He led them down the streets of town  right to the traffic cop.  And he only paused a moment when he heard  him holler "Stop!"  For Frosty the snow man had to hurry on his way,  But he waved goodbye sayin', "Don't you cry,  I'll be back again some day."  31  O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM  O little town of Bethlehem  How still we see thee lie  Above thy deep and dreamless sleep  Hope the holiday season lifts  j�� your spirit with happiness, laughter. .  Thanks to all the folks  we have had the pleasure of serving.  From John & Bev Divall  MADEIRA PARK SERVICE  MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL!  Little parts add up to smooth  driving. Little wishes  add up to big holiday  greetings. Hearty  thanks to all.  SUNSHINE AUTO PARTS  Sechelt  32  The silent stars go by.  Yet in thy dark streets shineth  The everlasting Light;  The hopes and fears of all the years  Are met in thee tonight.  For Christ is born of Mary  And gathered all above.  While mortals sleep, the angels keep  Their watch of wondering love.  O morning stars, together  Proclaim the holy birth,  And praises sing to God the King,  And peace to men on earth.  How silently, how silently  The wondrous Gift is given  So God imparts to human hearts  The blessings of his heaven.  No ear may hear His coming  But in the world of sin,  Where meek souls will receive Him still,  The dear Christ enters in.  33  O COME, O COME, IMMANUEL  O come, O come, Immanuel, i''-!/l.  And ransom captive Is-ra-elv ���! A'''  That mourns in lonely exile here  Until the Son of God appear.  Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel  Shall come to thee,  Ols-ra-el.  34  CHRIST WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY  Christ was born on Christmas day,  Wreathe the holly, twine the bay;  Christ-us na-tus ho-di-e;  The Babe, the Son, the Holy One of Mary.  He is born to set us free,  He is born our Lord to be,  Ex Ma-ri-a Vir-gi-ne;  The God, the Lord, by all a-dor'd for ever.  Let the bright red berries glow,  Ev-'ry-where in goodly show,  Christ-us na-tus ho-di-e;  The Babe, the Son, the Holy One of Mary.  Christian men, rejoice and sing,  'Tis the birthday of a King,  Ex Ma-ri-a Vir-gi-ne;  The God, the Lord, by all a-dor'd for ever.  Hearty  greetings  are   sent  your way,  and so   are  heartiest  thanks!  The Elves Club wishes  to thank all those  who donated their time  and their donations  to help the Elves help  needy families during  this Christmastime.  21  1m  Our wish is simple and sincere. May the holiday  bring gladness to you all. Thanks to everyone.  TLJ_ WISH YOU A  CTAKAMnMAKiArcMCMT MERRY CHRISTMAS  STAFF AND MANAGEMENT anda  OF PENINSULA TRANSPORT    PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!  ^gif4T4rvggirif^V4fVij^^v^^^^iririfir^irgga  From K\l of Us  at  i  !  9  i   i  S  Qb o &^itnij-s  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre, Gibsons  '���** ���Xir ���% Jft&Stm  "Vwe wish you and your family all  the blessings of the season ... love, hope, peace, joy, good will  and good cheer! We take this opportunity to  thank our many good friends for all your kindness and loyalty.  The Management & Staff of  GIBSONS RADIO CABS  PENINSULA TAXI  & SECHELT TAXI 22.  Coast News December 20,1977  Christmas   is   here  again  we've "towed" Santa Claus to  take the dents out of your holiday  season.     Best wishes from  JIM & GWEN HEPPNER  HARBOUR MOTORS  OMRISTM as joy  Thank you for your patronage during  the year, and may good health be yours  for the festive season.  Helen & Karl Variety Foods  Gibsons Harbour  We will be closed Dec.   26   &   27   and  Jan.  3  &  4 during the holiday season.  ^From all of us  to all of you, our  best and  merriest wishes.  Here's   hoping   the   holiday  season holds    many   pleasures   for  you and yours.   Sincere thanks for  the  opportunities you've given   us   to   be   of service.  ��� Have a   wonderful holiday.  COAST CABLE  VISION  885-3224  I he merriest of seasons;  is here again, and  we've commissioned Santa  Claus to bring our  warmest greetings to you.  from Al, Maurice,  John & Fred at  Gibsons  Seaside Rentals Ltd.  Elly & Mary  at  Globetrotter Travel  Service Ltd.  Sunnycrest Mall  Gibsons  IHerry Christmas  May the happy spirit of Christmas continue  through our year-round relationship. Thanks!  From the folks at  L & H SWANSON LTD., Sechelt  best  Wishes  tl?is  (tyistmas  Wishing you the  joy of a real  old-fashioned  family holiday.  With grateful  thanks for  your good will.  From the management & Staff of  SUNCOAST POWER AND MARINE  Sechelt  TO OUR MANY FRIENDS ...  A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!  From K. Butler and Staff  Seaside Plaza, Gibsons  35       I HEARD THE BELLS ON CHRISTMAS DAY  I heard the bells on Christmas day  Their old familiar carols play,  And wild and sweet the words repeat  Of peace on earth goodwill to men.  I thought how, as the day had come.  The belfries of all Christendom  Had roll'd along th' un-broken song  Of peace on earth goodwill to men.  And in despair I bow'd my head:  "There is no peace on earth," I said,  "For hate is strong and mocks the song  Of peace on earth goodwill to men."  Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:  "God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;  The wrong shall fail, the right prevail.  With peace on earth goodwill to men."  36      GOOD CHRISTIAN MEN, REJOICE  Good Christian men, rejoice  With heart and soul and voice,  Give ye heed to what we say:  News! News!  Jesus Christ is born today!  Ox and ass before Him bow.  And He is in the manger now:  Christ is born today!  Christ is born today!  Good Christian men, rejoice.  With heart and soul and voice.  Now ye hear of endless bliss;  Joy! Joy!  Jesus Christ was born for this.  He hath ope'd the heav'nly door,  And man is blessed evermore;  Christ was born for this,  Christ was born for this.  Good Christian men, rejoice  With heart and soul and voice,  Now ye need not fear the grave:  Peace! Peace!  Jesus Christ was born to save.  Calls you one and calls you all.  To gain His everlasting hall:  Christ was born to save,  Christ was born to save.  GREETINGS TO YOU!  An  old-fashioned  wish   that's  always new ... Merry Christmas!  From Jerry at the  JEAN SHOP  Gibsons Harbour Area  Knows No  Holiday  n   ���   ���  IFYOU DRINK  Members & Staff  from the Gibsons R.C.M.P. Detachment,  WISH YOU A  Safe Holiday  37 AS WITH GLADNESS MEN OF OLD  As with gladness men of old  Did the guiding star behold;  As with joy they hail'd its light,  Leading onward, beaming bright.  So, most gracious Lord, may we  Evermore be led by Thee!  As with joyful steps they sped,  ' Saviour to Thy lowly bed,  There to bend the knee before  Thee whom heav'n and earth adore,  So may we with willing feet  Ever seek Thy mercy seat!  Holy Jesus ev'ry day  Keep us in the narrow way;  And, when earthly things are past,  Bring out ransom'd souls at last  Where they need no star to guide,  Where no clouds Thy glory hide.  38        PEOPLE, LOOK EAST  People. look East, the time is near of  the crowning of the year.  Make your house fair as you are able.  Trim the hearth and set the table.  People, look East and sing today;  Love the Guest is on the way.  Stars keep the watch. When night is dim  One more light the bowl shall brim.  Shining beyond the frosty weather.  Bright as sun and moon together.  People, look East, and sing today:  Love the Star is on the way.  Angels, announce to man and beast  Him who cometh from the East.  Set every peak and valley humming  With the word, the Lord is coming.  People, look East, and sing today:  Love the Lord is on the way.  GReETIIViS  We can tell by the  New Year's clock  that 1977 is drawing to an end. V/e  want to be the very  first to wish you  and your family a  happy, happy 1978!  t^__^t ���"'s'  QieetihqA  hook who's bringing loads of joy  and happiness for your loved ones. We  enjoy helping you. Thanks, neighbors.  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER  Gibsons  ii


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