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 Provincial Library#  B.   C.  Just Fine Food  DANNY'S  DINING   ROOM  Phone Gibsons 140  SERVING THE  GROWING  SUN-SHINE  COAST  Published in Gibsons, B.C. Volume 11, Number 51, December25, 1958  RAY        *|  WHITING      1  RADIO-CONTROLLED  PHONE      OKf\     GIBSONS  24 HR. COURTEOUS SERVICE  Observer  alert  At five minutes after five in  the afternoon of Sat. Dec. 13,  Observation Post LIMA ECHO  53 Blapk located at Williams  General Store, Irvine's Landing reported a jet aircraft flying in circles.  Chief Observer W.P. Peiper  continued to report that the jet  seemed to be having engine  trouble. This information received at the Air Defence Filter  Centre .in Vancouver was pass-*  ed to the Rescue Co-ordination  Centre.  The.Rescue Centre later confirmed'that the jet was indeed  in difficulty with one engine  missing but was being controlled by Comox Tower and was  capable of" returning to its base.  Mr. Peiper has been commended for his prompt report of an  unusual incident-by Air. Defence authorities who state that  many such reports by ground  observers" are often of assistance to Search and Rescue agencies. -  .  Water taxi  driver d  river cues  It was quite a trip to Horseshoe Bay from Hopkins Landing for some folk from Gibsons  and Sechelt areas. Howard De-  many, 52, of North Vancouver,  water taxi operator for the  PDQ company suffered a serious heart attack.  ��� He was stricken while out in  open water and Jack Fox  whose father operates a water  taxi business- in Porpoise Bay,  took charge and piloted the  craft into the dock at Horseshoe  Bay. A nurse on board, name  so far unknown, did what she  could to help the stricken man  but he was pronounced dead on ���  arrival at Horseshoe Bay.  There were school teachers  from this area on board. They  were on their way home for the  Christmas holidays.  Church Services  ANGLICAN  St. Bartholomews.    Gibsona  Faanily Holy Communion  8.30 a.m.  St. Aidan's, Roberts Creek  Family Holy Communion  10 a.m.  St. Hilda's    Sechelt  Family Holy Communion  11.00 a.m.  Carol Service, Sunday, Dec. 28  Special Music  St. Bartholomew's 11 a.m.  St. Aidan's 3 p.m.  St. Hilda's 7:30 p.m.  Pt. Mellon Com. Ch.   7.30 p.m.  ST.  MARY'S  CHURCH  Pender Harbour  CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES  8 and 11 a.m. Holy Communion  The John  Antle will  make  the usual calls in the Harbour  Christmas morning.  UNITED  Gibsons  9.45 a.m. Sunday School  11 a.m. Divine Service  Roberts Creek, 2 p.m.  Wilson  Creek  Sunday School 11 a.m.  3:30 p.m. Divine Service  The Community Chusch  Port Mellon, 7.30 pxi.  The Thrill That Comes Once in a Lifetime  11   I    II I  A TPEBSTE-l CLASSIC  MARSHALL, WHAT A^e  YoO  DOING  UP ~7ft���Ke P  Based on information receiv- s.rike, efforts are being made  ST. VINCENT'S  Holy Family, Sechelt,   9 a.m.  St. Mary's, Gibsons, 10.30 a.m.  Port Mellon,   first  Sunday  ol  each month at 11.35 a.m.  CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS  Church service and Sunday  School, II a.m. in Roberts  Greek United Church  PENTECOSTAL  11 a.m.. Devotional  9.45 a.m. Sunday School  7:30 p^m. Evangelistic Service  Mid-week services as  announced  Bethal   Baptist   Chusch  7*:30 P.M.,  Wed.,  Prayer  11:15 A.M., Worship Service*  Sunday School, 10 a.m.  H ii ������' ���'- ��� ' '"     '"   ' '    "'��  Pender Harbour Tabernacle  Sunday School. 10 a.m.  12:00 a.m. Morning  Service  7:30 p,m, Wednesday    Prayer Meeting.  ed by- telephone- in Gibsons,  Union Steamship lines for Tuesday and Wednesday at least,  will run a twice a day service between Gibsons and Vancouver.  Here are the times as received by phone from the Union  Steamships office:  Leave Gibsons 9 a.m. arr.  Vancouver 11 a.m.; leave Vancouver 1 p.m. and arrive at Gibsons at 3 p.m.* leave Gibsons  at 4 p.m. to arrive in Vancouver at 6 p.m. and leave Vancouver at 9 p.m. to arrive in Gibsons at 11 p.m.  As the result of Black Ball  Ferries employees deciding to  to organize a transport systeu*  from Horseshoe Bay to Gibsons  and other points.  Sechelt Motor Transport is  running buses from its pickup  points to George Hunter's Water Taxi and other water taxis  operating from Hopkins Landing on a non-schedule basis.  Based on unofficial information, the ferries may not be  running again until after New  Year's Day. There is no official  confirmation on this from  Back Ball or union officials.  Up to  this point  the Coast  News has  only received news  'from Black Ball that there will  be  no  ferries  because of the  strike but there has been no  wo_"d   of   any   sort   from   the  union side.  Inconvenience which the  strike has caused is not placing  people of the Sunshine Coast  in any too happy a frame of  mincl for this time of the year.  Boards of Trade and the Gibsons Centennial committee  have dispatched telegrams to  Prime Minister Bennett pointing |mt the plight of the people  in this area.  Information available at  pres-ferit is that the strike will  be continued for some time  .which means some sort of trans  portatibn service, particularly  for trucks and cars will have  to be organized.  ItiE'rthE "ibu Found The fof<B)DPEn '���-.  CLOSET UNLOCKED AND SNEAKED A  HASTY LOOK ATtfiE SHINY AJ6W  BICYCLE  AMOTfiE Alt*. &.IFLE  C H" Vm- KwM TA.., he  /2-2t -  .Wi' nae apologies tae Burns     A greeting  Dear Editor, I'm Jist a coo  Wha'd like a space tae  air her view.  Some, folk are awfu' hard tae please,  I weed their gairden, prune their trees,  And dinna ask for pay.  And when I dae.a' this for free  You'd think they'd dae a lot for me,  But, na, that's no' their .way.  I get them up at craick o' dawn,  I shaw their turnips, mow their lawn.  They're discontented still.  Tho' driven aff wi' mony a whack,  I eat ma pride and aye come back  Tae show there's nae ill will.  Weel, sic things are beyond ma ken.  But coos are coos and men are men.  J. W.  .. The following is a Christmas message -from the prime,  minister of British Columbia:  Families all over the world  are united at this Yuletide season in thanksgiving for the  blessings of Christianity.  We of the large and growing  British Columbia family, coming now to the close of our  Centennial Year, are particularly aware of the material  benefits, gifts from a generous  Providence, which have rewarded our Christian faith,  courage and unity over the last  100 years.  As we resolve in the New  Year to continue steadfastly  along the path of peaceful prosperity, I extend to all the members of our British Columbia  family and to all men of good  will wherever they may be, my  most sincere Greetings of the  Season.  An embarrassed angel  By Mrs. M. West  A group of excited parents  and younger brothers and sisters, gathered in the Port Mellon Community Hall Thursday  last for Mrs. Legh's Kindergarten Christmas concert. The hall  was gay with a Christmas tree  which had been decorated by  the children with their own  handmade paper chains, lanterns and cutouts, and tables  on which were displayed cheery  saltbox Santas with bright red  caps and cotton batting whiskers and other samples of their  work.  The seven girls and eleven  boys, all five years old, gave a  varied program and to work  off high spirits and encourage  co-ordination of young muscles  the children sang a series of  Christmas verses with vigorous  illustrations of Santa's galloping reindeerr..roc-ung.,horsi--3),  dancing dolls, jack-in-the-box  and spinning tops which miraculously didn't bump into each  other.  Joining hands around the  Christmas tree, carols were  sung with enthusiasm. The  boys recited an animal poem,  each child being a different an-  Phone girls  to be busy  Officials "at B.C. Telephone  Company's Vancouver long distance headquarters estimate  more people than ever will call  up relatives and friends in  other parts of Canada, the United States and overseas this  season. Last year's record of  19,000 calls placed on Christmas Day is expected to be sur  passed.  To date, 226 overseas calls  have been placed at Montreal  from British Columbia for the  period Dec. 20 to 31. Twenty  overseas call�� per hour will be  handled by the Montreal centre  from all over Canada during  Christmas week ��� four every  15 minutes to the British Isles,  and one every 15 minutes to  points beyond.  Of a total of 211 Canada-  Australia calls booked in each  direction to date from Dec. 20  to 31, the great' majority are  on Christmas Eve ��� Christmas  Day in Australia.. Thirty-four  Canada-New Zealand calls have  been booked ?for the same period* ���     ?..'  imal and Patricia Finle-.- and  Peter Hempsall had several requests for Santa Claus. Stuart  Carel was a fat, jolly snowman  to whom the children sang the  favorite 'Frosty ilie Snowman."  The highlights of most chil-  divn'-i performance- are the  spontaneous comments of the  children and their reactions tb  unrehearsed situations, and the  charming Nativity Play was no  exception. When the time came  for Mary (Carrie Gallier) to  sing a lullaby, the manger was  empty and an embarrassed  small angel who had missed, her  cue was hastily despatched to  bring the baby. The shepherds  end kings grouped arbund  Mary and Joseph with four  chining angels in the back-  rgound brought the comment  "Gee! I just can't get over how  beautiful they look" from a  small onlooker.  Patsy Feeney brought the  ?pro?gram to a close with. a.short  farewell song and emptied a  Box of balloons over the heads  of the children, who also received a gift from Mrs. Legh.  Coffee and cookies were served  by Mrs. Legh and Mrs. Stray-  horn helped by their sons, Bar  ry and Bruce home from school  in Vancouver, and a beautiful  cookie tree dismantled for the  children.  Congratuations were offered  Mrs. Legh by the parents and  gratitude for her wonderful  patience with children and ability to transform them from  self-centred individuals into a  co-operative, happy and talented group.  di  Entertain choirs  Following Sunday night's  joint effort by 'Port Mellon and  Gibsons choirs at the Port Mellon Community Church service, the choir members were  entertained by Mr. and Mrs.  Macey, Mr. and Mrs. L. Hempsall and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon  Taylor. The event occurred in  the Macey home where refreshments were served.  Both choirs combined to  sing at the morning service in  Gibsons and at the evening  service in Port Mellon. Rev.  D. Donaldson and Canon Oswald conducted the Port Mellon service and Mr. Donaldson  the Gibsons service.  Laurier on radio  "These people do not understand Laurier. He has a governing mind; he wants to do things;  he has plans. He will walk the  great way of life with anyone  of good intentions who will join  him.. ."  So begins Joseph Schull's radio biography of the great Sir  Wilfred Laurier, Prime Minis  ter   of   Canada  from   1896  to  1911. It completes a trilogy of  special four hour broadcasts on.  the CBC Wednesday night program, beginning in  1953 with  a biography of Sir John A. Mac-  donald by Tommy Tweed, and  continuing in 1954 with Joseph  Schull's  dramatization   of   tlie  life and times of Joseph Howe.  To be heard on two Wednesday  night  programs,   January  14 and 21, Laurier is not'bnly  but of-some of the most exciting years of Canada's histofy.  the dramatic-story of the man,-  Laurier will be produced by  J. Frank .Willis, producer of  Schull's earlier scripts on Jo  seph Howe.  Buy and Use  Christmas Seals  Help Fight TB An ABC Weekly  Published by Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd.,  every Thursday, at Gibsons, B.C.  Box 128, Gibsons, B.C., Phone 45Q  FRED CRUICE, Editor and Publisher  DON DONAGHAN. Advertising Manager  Member B.C. Weekly Newspapers Advertising Bureau  Vancouver office. 508 Hornby St., Phone MUtual 3-4742  Member Canadian Weekly Newspapers Association  and the B.C. division of C.W.N.A.  Authorized Second Class Mail- Post Office Department, Ottawa.  Rates of Subscription: 12 mos., 2.56; 6 mos., $1.50; 3 raos., $1.00  United St^te-? pn��1 Forpien. S3.00 per year. 5c per copy.  il/??^ ���<T?*> ^fyjg&gc&g;*  by Rev. Ernest E. Jessop  The asssociations of Christmas Day are beautiful and tender; so much so that it has become the sweetest of festivals ever  recognized by the Christian Church. Peace and Joy and Gladness become the realities of the moment, rather than the dreams)  of a future day.  It is the sincere desire of all Christian people that the  Spirit of Christ shall come to birth in the hearts of men, and in  the life of Nations. It is the great task of the Christian Church  to proclaim the Good News of Salvation; "Unto you is born, this  day, in the City of David, a Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord."  Christmas Day is a day of commemoration; the one day  in all the year when we are invited to focus our thoughts, in a  special way, on the wondrous love of the Heavenly Father, who  sent His Son into the world "Not to condemn the world, but that  the world, through Him, might be saved."  The Babe, born in a manger, was born to set men free. He  came to "Lighten our darkness," strengthen our faith, conquer,  our fears, and to lead us in the path of peace.  He still comes to every home, and into every heart in  which there is a desire for the light of truth, and a willingness  to encourage His abiding presence.  There can be no question of our need of a Saviour; for it  is He and He alone, dwelling in our hearts by faith, who can  enable us to deal effectively with the fear of insecurity, and the  threat of war.  "Glory to God in the highest" ��� the dominant note in  that first Christmas .Carol is the secret and essential condition,  of that universal peace and goodwill so earnestly desired by all  who possess the Spirit of the Christ Child.  The worthy aspirations of all Christian people are beautifully expressed in the poetic prayer associated with the statue  of Christ which marks the boundary between Chile and the Ar  gentine.  "Christ of the Andes, Christ of Everywhere,  Great lover of the hills, the open air,  And patient lover of impatient men  Who blindly strive, and sin, and strive again.  Thou Living Word, larger than any creed,  Thou Love Divine, uttered in human need ���  Oh, teach the world, warring and wandering still,  The. way of peace, the footpath of goodwill."  2    Coast News, Dec. 23, 1958.  The apostle Paul wrote many  of his letters in jail and John  Bunyan penned "The Pilgrimsf  Progress" while behind prison  walls. With such a soul there  is no imprisonment.  I^I*i^i*i*i*I*i*I^i*10l*i*^*i*i*i*I^l#i*l^l*l*>l*  The   Jews   of   Christ's   day cause he was in  felt acutely their political ser-    mony with God.  perfect har-  TOTEM REALTY gibsons  ���vitude to Rome. They hated it,  and time after time rebellions  broks out which were only subdued after severe fighting and  much blood shed. Terrible  scenes took place whenever  they held a patriotic anniversary.  Jesus sought to convince  them that the real slavery was,  not political but spiritual. He  said, "Every one that commit-  teth sin is a bond servant of  sin," and again "Ye shall know  the truth and the truth shall  make you free." In substance  Jesus said "That which makes  you slaves is not the Roman  Empire but your ignorance and  evil passions. You want emancipation, but that is an inward  more than an outward condition."  In Louis Fischer's "Life of  Mahatma Gandhi" he showis  how often Gandhi antagonized  his Indian friends by refusing  to join savage attacks againts  the British. Much as he wanted  India to be independent, he  knew that political freedom  was not nearly so important as  being worthy of it. He sad: "I  am not interested in freeing  India from the British yoke.  I am bent on freeing India  from any yoke whatever."  It was not the British who  worried Gandhi so much as the  hotheads and 'vicious men of  his own country. As a matter  of fact he had a deep-seated  respect and admiration for Brit  ish character; what he worried over was whether his people were ready for self-government. He knew that passing  all the resolutions in the  world was empty and vain if  they were not inwardly observed.  Real slavery is inward. In  the Bay of Naples are many of  the most beautiful islands in  tlie world. Even in the palmy  days of ancient Rome, the  wealthy built their beautiful  palaces there where the scenery was perfect. On one of  these fairy islands the Italian  government has a penal colony; the inhabitants are convicts, fettered, watched, driven  and scourged. What does all ,  the magnificent beauty mean  to these prisoners? We imagine  very little. They are unhappy  and discontented because they  are not free; unsurpassed scenery only exasperates them.  Freedom is one of the magic  words of our language, as slavery is detested. A man who had  spent some time in a penitentiary told me that the humiliation of being confined and dis  trusted was for him the severest punishment. Men often  abuse their freedom, but countless books and poems have  been written in praise of it.  One of the strangest misconceptions of religion is to think  of it as a strait-jacket ��� some-1  thing which simply restrains  and subdues. True religion  makes for liberty. Nearly 30  centuries ago a devout Jew said  "I delight to do thy will, O my  God." Note that frame of mind.  He didn't say that he accepted  God's will or was reconciled to  it, but that he delighted to do  it. Here is ideal freedom, a man  who finds himself in full accord with God's will.  When a critic told Tennyson  that he obeyed the laws of  good poetry, the poet replied,  "I am glad I do observe these  laws but I never knew it."  There you have a perfect illustration of what happens in spiritual living. As far as we know,  Jesus never hesitated. He did  and  said the  right   thing   be-  You see a good typist at  work. She doesn't hesitate as a  beginner does, who plods along  uncertainly, sounding like static on the radio. The first-class  typist proceeds efficiently,  without the slightest hesitation.  It is possible for us to reach  a condition where we shall  really delight to do the right  tiling? Well, some of us have  a long way to go, but that is  our goal. There is the perfect  emancipation. I am sure I have  known some people for whom  to do right was second nature.  They had reached a stage in  their spiritual development  where their impulses and motives were sound and whole*  some. And the people who ar-.  rive there are free, emancipated, and happy.  True liberty is of the spirit,  inward   rather than   outward.  Sea4wt4>  It's such a pleasure to say  r  thank you to our many friends  and customers at Christmas. May ,  this Yule be filled with wo���*|#  and happiness for everyone. Vv>  Edith, Sam, Ejfchel, Jean and Ann '  THRIFTEE STORES  GIBSONS  v>  i *��������������*���<  from Bob Norminton and Jlilie Staff who enjoy serving you at the  B.C. ELECTRIC, Sechelt Office a_iwj����WB-*->i��*-<-BB--iK������M-uii-;*-U---ii-j-iii-itB��i>i������i--iili��i-��-a-->-J-a-j.��-^��*����-j  FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY  By APPOINTMENT  Phone T. E. BOOKER ��� Gibsons 312F  CALHOUN HOTEL  2000 SECOND AVENUE  Telephone:  SEATTLE 1. WASH.  MAIN 2-9160  Rooms Without Batih:  Single  J                        Double  I                         Twins  S2.75  $3.75  $4.50  Rooms With Private Bath:  Single         '                     $4.00  Double                              $5.00  Twins                               $5.50  CENTRAL  LOCATION  --                      C. B. ADDIE, Manager  Hi!  It's time  to send  greetings  your  itciy ��� ��� ���  ���r.  ,  DAN WHEELER  YOUR IMPERIAL ESSO AGENT  i -:*;���;  TO ALL OUR FRIE1S  THE WHITINGS  RAY'S TAXI  in her pages.  The dust jacket bears a reproduction of an early map of  the north west coast of the  continent, drawn by Lieut Henry Roberts for Capt. James  Cook, first English explorer to  land in the new territory. It  was drawn between 1778 and  1779 before map-makers realized that Vancouver Island was  not part of the mainland.  The   binding   in   grey   with  orange   and   gilt   title   panel,  Coast News, Dec. 25, 1958.    3  bears also the embossed crest  of the first Colony, "The Island of Vancouver and its Dependencies."  The average cash income of  a city man is more than twice  that of the average farm dweller in the U.S.  Your    printer   is   as near as  your telephone at 45-Q.  Whatever four-year-old Bruce Hewitt gets for Christmas,  you can bet it will be something to do with ��ports; it runs in the  family. His father i�� Bill Hewitt, left, who announces the N.H.L.  hockey games on, the CBC radio and television networks each  week. His great-grandfather (back), W.A. Hewitt, is a noted sports  official, and his grandfather, when he's not playing Santa Claus,  is famed Foster Hewitt, dean of Canadian sports announcing. His  progenitors are trying to convince Bruce that men's toys make  the best presents.  Up-to-date history  of province available  sharpened by photographs and  political cartoons which tend  to bring yesterday into a new  focus.  There are piiotograohs. and  engravings of the early years  encompassing first settlement,  the drama of the gold rush, the  proud beauty of sailing ships  and paddle wheelers and the  elegance of Victorian era society.  Most touching photo of all  perhaps is the Claude Detloff  prize-winner showing the men  of the British Columbia Regiment marching in unending  files down a New Westminster  hill to embarkation, while  wives and children trail along  torn between anguish and  pride.  Dr. Ormsby's narrative contains sidelights of the times she  covers and draws on the great,  journalists of the era for many  SALES &  SERVICE  LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE  FOR SECHELT PENINSULA  WALLY BENNER  Phone GIBSONS 211R  GIBSONS  . For the first time in 43 years  an up-to-date history of British Columbia has hit the book  stalls ��� and it's expected to  be a national best seller.  British Columbia: A History  ��� a 558-page volume, representing almost three years  work by Dr. Margaret Ormsby,  professor of history at the Uni-  veraity of British Columbia,  rolled off the presses in time  for Douglas Day, Nov.  19.  The first copy was presented by Premier W.A.C,. Bennett  to Governor-General Vincent  Massey during ceremonies at  Fort Langley on that day,  commemorating the birth of  the mainland colony 100 years  previous.  Book stores across Canada  are already experiencing a demand and British Columbia  Centennial Committee Chairman, L.J. Wallace, believes  sales will surpass those experienced when the British Columbia Anthology was marketed earlier this year. The anthology, a collection of the best  writing and photographs of native origin, is leading sales ac-  ���roi.3 the   continent.  "This is the first comprehensive history of the province to  be compiled in 43 years. If we  have done nothing else, this  has made the centennial year  worthwhile," said Mr. Wallace.  The Centennial committee  sponsored the work and  through a sepcial arrangement  with the publisher, the Mae-  millan Company of Canada  Ltd., the over-the-counter price  was reduced to $4.75 ��� a fraction of the cost of most publications of this nature,. "It is  priced to suit every book case,"  one leading book dealer stated.  Of interest too is the fact  the complete production was  carried out in British Columbia  using B.C. materials and the  skills of B.C. craftsmen. Printing was done at Evergreen  Press, Vancouver. All color-  plates, photographs and mapping were also completed here.  A special sub-committee,  headed by provincial librarian  and archivist Willard Ireland,  has aided in completion of al-  .most 80 such works. Mr. Ireland felt the greatest value of  Dr. Ormsby's new history is  that for the first time there is  a concise record available of  the advances of the recent half  century.  Dr. Ormsby was assisted in  the tremendous work of compiling her material by senior  history students from UBC  during two summers. The first  section of her work deals with  the same subjects naturally  that historians of 50 years ago  drew upon,. But even that section is of wider scope due to  recent finds of historical material which cast new light on  early exploration and first  government.  Modern readers will find  much interest in the latter section of the volume which "traces  British Columbia's growth up  to and including the royal tour  of 1958 and the extension of  Pacific Great Eastern Railway  steel to Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.  To the reader of 35 and under, whose memories of the  years following World War I  are almost nil, whose memories of the depression are vague  whose memories of the last  war are specific but not woven  into the pattern of provincial  advancement, the new history  may have greatest value.  The story and its impact is  yULET.DE GREETINGS!  Bill and Flo McAfee  IRWIN MOTEL  I'T    . . . COME LET US ADORE HIM THIS DAY  REMEMBERING THE TOUE AND LASTING  I       MEANING OF THIS HOLY. GUUS3MAS SEASON, i  MAY YOU FIND THE BLESSINGS YOU SEEK!  \  HAPPY HOLIDAY TO ALL  BEN, RAE AND STAFF  LANG*/ CCUe 1TT���C  SECHELT and GIBSONS By  Thomas Humphries  Article 18  Sunday, June 22, proved to  be one of the coldest and wettest days we had experienced  since landing in England with  a very cold wind and heavy  showers. We were cold all day  until after dinner when we lit  a gas fire in our bedroom (six  pence in the slot). The Dolphin  had central heating but to use  this in England in June would  be unthinkable. Indeed, the  British were enjoying the fresh  air ��o much that the main door  of the lobby was open all day  as were several windows.  Clothed in sweaters and overcoats we  went   down  to   the  l*l#I��l*iftiftI*l*I*l*l��l*i*i*IOI^��ftl*I^l*I^l#  t�� sssy9  have a  ���  ���' Merry  C Christmas  </0^" **_4__.  Al and Tom  PENINSULA T.V. SALES & SERVICE  <&*������**��**��������~'""'x''  and, fliank you  for your  patronage!  SECHELT THEATRE  i$i#i9iti$!$ifti$i$iSi9:*)i$i*)i$^i*)i$l*)i*)i$i4  ��  /Z  'f    (Merry Christinas,^.   lyv-  ^ Everyone!/       ,/  L/j\  HILLTOP BUILDING SUPPLIES  Gibsons  Bill Wright and Staff  SUNNYCREST MOTORS  Gibsons  docks in the morning, walked  down the pier in the afternoon  and watched boats leaving for  the Isle of Wight. Despite th  weather, sightseeing coaches  were arriving at frequent intervals and hardy British trippers  were taking launch trips round  Southampton harbour in the  pouring rain and cold at half-a-  crown a person. Later in the  afternoon we drove to Winchester with the intention of seeing  the cathedral, but a heavy electrical storm and cloudburst  made it impossible to leave the  car and we returned to Southampton.  Monday, June 23, was our  last day in England. The morning opened with a clear sky and  bright sunshine and We started off for Bournemouth at 10  o'clock hoping for a nice day.  The road to Bournemouth took  us for miles through the New  Forest, a huge unfenced park  with horses running at large  and signs warning motorists to  beware of animals on the road.  Arriving in Bournemouth  about 11.30 we found the traffic very dense and, with some  difficulty found our way to the  waterfront, which is the top of  the cliffs in Bournemouth. We  tried several public parking  places but they were all full so,  eventually, we parked the car  ih a residential or boarding  house section and walked down  to the waterfront. Here we were  greeted with a very violent  thunderstorm and a deluge of  rain and we had to crowd into  a shelter for half an hour.  After the storm passed we  walked down the cliff on a zigzag path to the beach and the  promenade which was crowded  with holidaymakers. The promenade is lined with cabins or  cabinos which are rented by the  day or the weekend, and, with  the unsettled Engli/i climate,  they are assuredly an excellent  investment. Bournemouth has  really a beautiful promenade  and beach and it was too bad  that, at the time of our visit,  the weather had driven most of  the holdaymekers back to their  hotels or into their cabins  where We saw several parties  having their tea and, apparently, not worrying about the weather one bit. However, I noticed a decided lack of bathers  on the beach. Even the hardy  British could not face a dip in  those cold, cold breakers.  After struggling with the  traffic of Bournemouth again  and coming back to one roundabout several times we managed to find  our  way out and,  raining again, we had lunch at  he Boscombe Golf Club and arrived back at Southampton  about 4 o'clock. We had arranged for a representative of  the Auto Hire firm to come  down from London to take delivery of the Vauxhall and a  uniformed girl driver arrived  in due course. She found that  our mileage was within 30  miles of he allowable mileage  of 2400 and she could not find  a scratch on the car which was  not there when we took delivery on May 19 so our deposit  ol 10 pounds was refunded plus  a small amount we had spent  on running repairs. We had become quite attached to our little Vauxhall during the five  weeks we had lived with it, it  had never let us down or given  us any trouble and we parted  with it with much regret.  After dinner we walked  down to the pier and had a  cruise round the harbour on a  pleasure launch. It was a pretty cold trip, even wth our coats  on, but it was interesting to see  all the liners at their berths, including P & O boats bound for  South Africa, the Queen Mary  which, looking up from the  deck of our small launch, towered above us and the Caronia  on which we were ��ailing to-  morow.  Our trip to New York on the  Caronia was uneventful. The  Caronia was built by the Cu-  nard Company as a cruise ship  and is called the luxury ship of  the Cunard Line only making  one or two regular Atlantic  crossings during the year. Certainly we found no fault with  the service or accommodation;  everything was absolutely first  class and we had a pleasant  crossing.  Six days later we landed in  New York at 8 a.m. on June  29. As we anticipated we struck  a real New York heat wave, 94  in the shade, a little too sudden a change for comfort after  the cold weather we had lefft  in Southamptos and the moderate tempera Cure on the Atlantic  In spite of the heat we did a  bit of sightseeing by Gray Line  Coach but we were glad to  board the plane for Seattle at  noon the nex day. We had an  eight hour non-stop flight to  Seattle where we changed  planes^ and landed at Vancouver International Airport at 7  p.m. Pacific Daylight time.  After the somewhat trying  formalities of passing through  customs and immigration, trying because of the heat wave  which seemed to have follow-  TO ALL  OUR FRIENDS  THE HUBBS  Selma Park General Store   (  GLOWING BRIGHTLY:  our warm wish ���  MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Gunnar and Marilyn  Wigard's Shoe Store  Sechelt  Greetings at  ���hristmas!  Bill and Ada  FARNHAM'S TAXI  Gibsons  ed us from New York, we were  welcomed home by our family  and had. a great get together  until the wee sma' hours.  In spite of the vagaries of  the English climate we had no  regrets and felt that we had  xeturned from a wonderful trip.  All our arrangements had work  ed out perfectly, good planes,  firs class ships and good hotel  accommodation. We had seen  the places  we wished to see,  the beautiful. English? countryside at its springtime best and  we had visited our English  friends and relatives again.  However, it was nice to be  home again and to realize that  we had the whole of July and  August ahead of us to enjoy the  usual summer reunion with the  numerous members of our family and summer visitors ori the  beach, at Soames Point.  (The End) %  immmmmimimimimimimiti*.  Joy fo A  . , . this Christmas   %/c  Season ��� and our   / ��� ^  * Ai *.   0_  thanks for your \  loyal patronage.  Wynne, Ruth, Mollie and Jean  HOWE SOUND 5-10-15 CENT STORE  This Bright Wish We Send To You...  MAY YOUR CHRISTMAS  BE GLOWING AND MERRY!  and your NEW YEAR bright  7s44tKty4>   MOTEL & DINING ROOM  OUR VERY BEST WISHES  FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS  B & J STORE  Halfmoon Bay  y��W*  Harry Cook and Al Fox  HOME OIL DISTRIBUTORS rates  Coast News, Dec. 25, 1958.   5     DIRECTORY  (Continued)  15 words for 55  cents plus  three cents a word over 15. This  ���includes   name   and   address.  Cards of Thanks, Engagements.  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GREETINGS  Mrs. Wheeler, Granthams Landing, would like to wish all her  friends a Merry Christmas and  a Happy New Year.  Merry Christmas and a Happy  New Year to all my friends.  Anna  Wilander  CARD   OF   THANKS  Many thanks to our friends and  neighbors for their kind enquiries during our recent bereavement. Thanks also to Mr. Oswald, Mr. Harris and Dr. Inglis  Susan Trent and Mr. and  Mrs. Dobell.  I wish to thank everyone for  their visits, cards, flowers and  many kind deeds during my recent illness. Your thoughtful-  ness will always be remembered. Mrs. Flo Holland  HELP WANTED  SHORT. OF- CASH????? Work-  mornings or afternoons in your  own neighborhood. Housewives  preferred, no experience necessary, AVON COSMETICS has  the earning opportunity. Write  Mrs. J. Mulligan, Westeyde,  Kamloops. 2-23-1  Woman for housework 3 afternoons a week. Must have transportation. $5 per afternoon. Apply Box 253, Gibsons.  Reliable married man with  car to manage established Fuller Brush territory. Earnings  above average. Contact G. Wel-  den, 760 Chestnut St. Nanaimo  or  phone  1870Y4, Nanaimo.   ,  tfn.  ANNOUNCEMENT  Reference last week's ad re  Xmas trees, Peninsula TV were  not responsible.  Amplifying  system   for   rent.  Phone Gibsons 22R. 4-4-c  Chests of drawers, middle  slides, $18.50 and up; lawn  chairs, screen doors, anything  in furniture and cabinets.  Saws filed. Galley's Woodwork  ing shop, Gibsons 212W.  "       TIMBER  CRUISING  K.M. Bell, 1987 Cornwall St.,  Vancouver   9,   Phone    CEdar  0683.,  TOTEM  FLASHES  SEASON'S GREETINGS  FROM  ALL  THE   STAFF  ALWAYS A BETTER BUY AT  '    TOTEM REALTY  Owned and operated by  Harold Wilson  Gibsons. B.C.  ARE YOU LOOKING FOR  WATERFRONT  PROPERTY  If so ��� we have it! Properties  in desirable locations on the  Peninsula. See  TOM DUFFY, REALTOR  SECHELT INSURANCE  AGENCIES  Member, Vancouver  Real  Estate Board  Multiple Listing Service  B.C. Real Estate Agents Assoc.  DRUMMOND REALTY  2 apartments for rent.  Always has good buys  Notary Public  Gibsons Phone 39  PROPERTY WANTED  Wanted ��� Listings of small  properties with or without  buildings. Have clients waiting  for same. If you want to sell,  phone us and we will come out  and see your property. Totem  Realty, Phone 44, Gibsons, B.C.  TO RENT  4 room house with bathroom,  oil heat, partially furnished,  Granthams. Available Jan. 16.  Phone Gibsons 326. 2-18-c  Six bedroom home, in Gibsons,  reasonable, some furniture.  Might consider reduction rent  to handy man for repairs. Details, Totem Realty.  INSURANCE  Fire, Auto, Liability. Prompt  courteous service. Totem Realty, Gibsons  MISC. FOR SALE  Sunbeam mixmaster, new; 10  albums classics, mostly violin;  4 pr.,boots, newf size 101/-. Gibsons 216T. 2-11-p.  Oysters are good for you. Fresh  they are delicious. Oyster Bay  Oyster Co., R. Bremer, Pender  Harbour. Phone P.H. 643.  TYPEWRITERS  1 Remington noiseless standard  model,    $50;   1   Smith-Corona  portable, new, reg. price $87.50  quick  sale, $60.  New Royal and Remington portables, ribbons, carbon  paper,  adding machine tape.  Service  on   adding   machines,  cash registers, typewriters, and  all makes ��f electric   shavers.  COLIN   WINGRAVE  Phone GIBSONS 18  Used electric and gas ranges,  also oil ranges. C & S Sales,  Phone Sechelt 3.  Service Fuels. Large loads,  good alder, some fir. Phone  Gibsons 173Q.  WANTED  --��� I  Capital available for investment in mine on Sunshine  Coast. Totem Realty,  Gibsons.  Used furniture, or what have  you? Al's Used Furniture, Gibsons Phone 243.  John Tom  DAVIS & ROBILLIARD  Sechelt, B.C.  Electrical Contractors  "Do it yourself?"  "We con-du-it best!"  Commercial, Industrial and  Residential Wiring and Repairs  Electrical Heating installed  Phones: Office: 23.  Res: 146G and 59F.  DORIS BEAUTY SALON  GIBSONS  Up to date hair styling  Permanents  For appointment Ph Gibsons 38  PENINSULA  ACCOUNTING SERVICE  All Types of Accounting  Problems   Expertly   Attended  Village Enterprises Bldg.  Sechelt  Office Open 9 a.m. ��� 5 p.m.  Daily  Phone Sechelt 37  PENINSULA     CLEANERS  Cleaners for the Sechelt  Peninsula  Phone:  Gibsons 100  STANLEY  W. DICKSON  Accountant and Auditor  GARDEN BAY  PENDER HARBOUR  (Next to Lloyd's Store)  Phone Pender Harbour 353  HILL'S   MACHINE    SHOP  Cold Weld Process  Engine Block Repairs  Arc, Acy. Welding  Precision  Machinists  Phone 54 Residence 152  PENINSULA TELEVISION  Radio  and  TV  SALES & SERVICE  Phone Gibsons 303  ATE. RITCHEY  TRACTOR WORK  Clearing, Grading, Excavating  Bulldozing, Clearing Teeth.  FOR RENT  Arches, Jacks, Pumps  Phone Gibsons 176  Sun-Co Electric Co. Ltd.  For  anything  electrical  call  Wiring and Heating  We serve the Peninsula  Bob Little, Phone Gibsons 162.  D.J. ROY, P. Eng.. B.C.L.S.  LAND,  ENGINEERING  SURVET5S  P.O. Box 37.  Gibsons  1334 West Pender St.,  Vancouver 5. MU 3-7477.  Home   and  Industrial   Wiring  Electrical  Heating  Radios, Appliances, TV Service  GIBSONS    ELECTRIC  Phone 130  Authorized  GE Dealer  GIBSONS PLUMBING  Heating,  Plumbing  Quick, t_ficient service  Phone Gibsons 98R.  C and S SALES, SERVICE  Agents  For  Propane Gas  Combination Gas Ranges  Sales and   Installations  Free Estimates  Electric and Gas Hot Plates  FURNITURE  LINOLEUMS  Phone 3 Sechelt  MARSHALL'S  PLUMBING  HEATING &   SUPPLIES  Phone Gibsons 134, 104, oz 33  Spray and brush painting, Also paper hanging. J. Melhus.  Phone Gibsons 33. 4-6-1  Your    printer   is   as near as  your telephone at 45-Q.  WATCH REPAIRS  Watch and Jewelry Repairs  Marine Men's Wear. Agents  for W. H. Grass ie. Fast  reliable service. tfn  For Guaranteed Watch and  Jewelry Repairs, See Chris's  Jewelers, Sechelt. Work done  on the premises. tfn  CONSTRUCTION  BUILDING  & ROAD  CONSTRUCTION  Dump   trucks for   hire,   sand,  gravel and  crushed  rock.  BULLDOZING  ROY GREGGS  Halfmoon   Bay,    Ph.    Sechelt  183G.  RAN VERNON  Construction ��� Alterations  Repairs ��� Concrete work  Sand, gravel & cr. rock.  Sp-rial   pHop   on    gravel    fill.  Gibsons 173Q. tfn  DIRECTORY  TELEVISION  SALES AND SERVICE  Dependable Service  RICHTER'S RADIO ��� T-V  Fine Home Furnishings  Major Appliances  Record Bar  Phone 6 Seehelt  Electrical work  oil   tVQftS  SIM   ELECTRIC LTD.  Phone Sechelt 181  Eves. 130 or 19R  SMITH'S HEATING  CHIMNEY  &  OIL  STOVES  SERVICED  Gibsons 177K  Phone  Collect from Sechelt  and Pender Harbour  THRIFTEE   STORES  Left of Post Office  Gibsons, B.C.  H��adaua-tprs for  Wool  Phone Gibsons 34F  Notions ��� Cards ��� Toys  Miscellaneous Gifts  FOR  BRICKLAYING  CUT STONE & SLATE WORK  Ph. Gibsons 217Q  A.R. Simpkins  TRADER'S  ACCOUNTING  SYNDICATE  Public  accountants  Stationery supplies  i?hoto-copy. service  Box  258,   Gibsons  Fhones: Gibsons (office) 251.  (res) 285  Hours, 8:30 to 5, Mon. to Fri.  or by appointment  Underwater Recovery  and Salvage  PENINSULA DIVERS  c/o Peninsula Logging Supplies  Phone Sechelt 11  A.M.  CAMPBELL  REFRIGERATION  SALES AND S^VICE  Commercial Domestic  Wilson Creek  Phone Sechelt 83Q  GIBSONS  BUILDING SUPPLIES  LTD.  "WE   CARRY   THE   STOCK"  Phone  Gibsons   53  LET US HELP YOU  PLAN NOW  C. E. SICOTTE  BULLDOZING    SERVICE  Land   Clearing  Road Building  Logging: ��� Landscaping  FREE   ESTIMATES  Phone 232 ��� Gibsons  Pender Harbour Branch of  the Canadian Legion signified  approval of Tom Forrester's  leadership during the past year  by unanimously voting him  back into office as president at  the annual election of officers.  Under Tom's energetic direction, the branch finances are on  a sound footing. His drive and  enthusiasm, have also resulted  in acquisition by the branch of  a roomy social and recreational hall, adjoining the Legion  H.Q.  This is well on the way to  completion, the bulk of the finishing work having been furnished through volunteer labor  on the part of Legion members  and other well-wishers.  Other officers elected were:  First vice-president, George  McKinnon, second vice-president, Stan Dickson; executive  council,   Jim   Cameron,   Fred  DIRECTORY (Continued)  CLYDE  PARNWELL  SALES  SERVICE  T.V.  Guaranteed high quality repair  service for radio television  and electrical equipment  93R     Phone     205  GIBSONS  WATER   FINDING  Let us find water for you and  estimate "the depth  CHARLES HAJABACS  Pender Harbour Auto Court  Garden Bay, B.C.  ELECTRIC WIRING  HOME! &  COMMERCIAL  IMMEDIATE ATTENTION  given all  jobs, large  or  small  NORM MacPHERSON  Gibsons 296F  ELECTRICAL   CONTRACTOR  RENEE'S  SPORTSWEAR  & LINGERIE SHOP  Gibsons 41R  CHILDREN'S  WEAR  KITTEN &' DALKEITH  SWEATERS  NEW SERVICE  Combination loader and ditch  digger.   Excavations,   Culverts  Bulldozing and gravel fill  FRANK WHITE  Phone  Pender Harbour  743  *  +  .�� We hope you have  a happy holiday! _���;  Ralph and Margaret  Smith's Heating Service  Claydon,   Charlie  Heid,   Peter  Trappitt and Les Wilkinson.  Branch service officer Fred  Claydon reported on the activities of the Poppy fund during the year, outlining briefly  the number of ex-servicemen to  whom financial assistance had  been rendered by the fund. In  addition he had been able to  secure credits amounting to  over $300 on behalf of the widow of an ex-serviceman.  A significant fact pointed up  in the service officer's report  was that, of the number of ex-  servicemen who had received  assistance over the year, less  than 25 percent were Legion  members. A point for Legion  critics to ponder!  Kinsmen draw  Kinsman Christmas Charities Draw winners were: $50  Canada Savings Bond to Joe  O'Brien; $25 Gift Certificate  for Gibsons Hardware to Bud  Moore er., $10 Gift Certificate  for Marine Men's Wear to Oscar Johnson, and $5 in cash  to D. MacMurchy of 4012 W.  38th, Vancouver and to Jim  Swan of Port Mellon.  The draw was held on Thurs.  Dec. 18 at the last meeting of  the year, when Kinettes serv  ed a wonderful game dinner  to the Kinsmen. Kin members  thank all who supported the  fund to aid less fortunate people at Christmas time.  SPCA hears  executive  report  The local branch of the  S.P.C.A. held a committee meet  jng Dec. 16 in the home of Mr.  and Mrs. Chamberlin, Reid Rd,  Gibsons. The main purpose of  the meeting was to report on  an executive meeting of the  parent body recently held in  Vancouver.  One resolution drafted dealt  with the urgent necessity of  having bonded warehouses at  all points of entry for the purpose of sheltering unclaimed  animals which are dutiable  coming into this country.  Mr. Stratton, chairman of the  humane slaughter committee  stated that a new bill will ba  introduced in parliament at the  next session and he felt that in  January next as much pressure  as possible should be put on  M.P.'s and every form of publicity possible given to this bill  in order to ensure its passing.  Mr. Hughes reported on recent developments in humane  trapping and the formation of  a committee consisting of a  professor of zoology at UBC;  Mr. Stratton, Chief biologist of  the game commission; Dr.  Weeks of Ontario and Mr.  Hughes together with a representative from the Association  for the Protection of Fur Bear-"  ing Animals.  This committee has approved  a program to test the efficacy  of the new Conibear trap in  three areas, B.C. Coastal range,  Mackenzie delta and northern  Ontario. An anonymous donation of $5,000 has been receiv  ed for the furtherance of this  work.  Our Sincere "Best  Wishes for a Happy  Holiday to Sack of Ton!  Kitty and Oskar Hansen  BLACK AND WHITE STORE  Gibsons  GREETINGS TO  ALL OUR FRIENOS  ��'3e_te__ Men's Wear  3L*u��*a xVlvwwTwjtei^  525 ��� FILET CROCHET SCARF and PLACE MAT in flower and  basket design. Crochet directions, chart for scarf in 3 lengths.in  No. 30, 50, 70 cotton; place mat in No. 70 cotton.  846 ��� CHIC CHICKS make dish-drying fun, brighten every day's  routine. Easy/ embroidery; add color with applique if youj wish.  Transfer of 4 motifs 8x11 inches; pattern of patches.  838 ��� TULIP APRON has pair of potholders for pmcticality. Applique tulips in a garden of colors for a pretty tou'J:. Transfer of  tulip applique, directions for apron and 2 potholders.  Send Thirty-five cents (ctoins) for each pattern (stamps cannot be  accepted) to Coast News, Household Arts Dept., 60 Front St. West.  Toronto. Ont. Print Plainlv NAME, ADDRESS, PATTERN NUMBER.  A NEW 1959 Laura Wheeler Needlecraft Book, JUST OUT, has  lovely designs to order: embroidery, crochet, knitting, weaving, quilting, toys. In the book a special surprise to make a little girl happy  ��� a cut-out doll, clothes to ciolor. 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RicJhard McKibbin  INSURANCE  GIBSONS  Extending to you  our warmest and most  i  sincere wishes for  THE MERRIEST   _  CHRISTMAS, EVER I  George and Bill  HILL'S  MACHINE SHOP  GIBSONS  45?  ������������a  _4*  Our entire staff wishes you  a very merry, merry Christmas  Jo and Harry Mylroie  PENINSULA CLEANERS  GIBSONS  4��  45*  aa.��  4fr  ��� ������������  4S*  ��� ������������  485-  aa...  3��  4&  aa...  4^  4&  aa...  4&  ��� ������������  4S--  aa.��  4&  .   a*.��  4S5'  ��a...  4fr  ea...  4S--  4fr  ea.��  ��&  I    ea...  4fr  ca...  4��  aa...  4fr  *a...  ea...  4&  ea...  4^  aa...  4&  ea...  455'  ���������������  4&  ea...  4S--  ea...  4^  aa...  ea...  4��  ea...  ��a.��  4&  ea...  ���������������  4fr  ca...  4&  4fr  ea...  4&  4S&  ea...  4&  aa...  455^  ea...  4��  ea."  ea...  4��  Sa...   ^  aa...  e����.  45f  45*  ea...  45*  ea...  45*  oa...  4#  ea...  45*  ea...  45*  ea.��  45*  ��� ������������  45*  ea��.  45*  aa...  May this  Christmas be  but another   (  happy marker  along ihe road  of a good life!  216X6 Form 17  JACK MARSHALL  MARSHALL  PLUMBING  & HEATING  GIBSONS  Wishing yon a bright  and shining holiday!  JACK CLEMENT  GIBSONS  "DUCK THE MAIXS^  "We hope your home and heart  will be filled with laughter, joy and  good will this glad Holiday season-  MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Board of Directors and Staff  ELPHINSTONE CO-OP ASS.  GIBSONS  JOHN, KEITH AND STAFF  SUPEHVALU STORE  GIBSONS  45*  Oa...  ��Sf  ea...  45*  ea...  45*  aa."  45*  43*  45*  45*  ea...  45*  45*  ea...  45*  ea��.  45*  45*  ea.��  45*  45*  ��� *������*  45*  ��� ������������  4��&  OMrQirfetmasVWshes  Like the star that guided the  shepherds and wise men, may  the love and glittering light  of the Season make this  Christmas your happiest!  John. Kay Wood and Staff  GIBSONS  m#?��!$!#!#!$!$!$!#!$!^  45*  ea���  aa...  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I53XG Form 19  ���_%_����������.-  Jack, Leie and Staff  SECHELT SERVICE STORE  t^eny  *  *���  /vstfft  9&  x  Friends!  Norm andj Frank  SECHELT LOCKERS  ,y;\.  Tom Duffy and Staff  SECHELT INSURANCE AGENCIES  *%i'iri��&  ...to our  many  frienils!  CLIFF'S SHELL SERVICE  SEGHELT  SANTA'S ON HIS WAY!  SECHELT  Have the  merriest, most  wonderful  Christmas everl .'/  JOE BENNER  SECHELT CONTRACTORS  YULE GREETINGS  ... best -wishes  and much joy we  send to you, our  patrons and}  .. friends I  m  A Sincere Wish for a Merry Christmas ���  and, Thank You to Our Customers I  STANDARD MOTORS and STAFF  SECHELT  YOUR FORD ��� EDSEL ��� MONARCH DEALER  OCR  BRIGHTEST  YOU!  THE STAFF  SECHELT BOWLING ALLEYS  iv/r ��� -   J ^  JYlay your holiday abound with  -   7 _*, _���_��,-  And your heart be filled with  i33X<3Formi2     the greatest gladness.  Chris, Andy, Vi, Gladys, Wendy,  Jenny, Louie and Anne  Chris' Jewelers  Chris' Variety Store  SECHELT XT  to editor  Editor: May I say how much  I am enjoying -Mr. Humphries'  well written articles on his travels in Great Britain. This series has certainly added interest  to your paper for me.  We take Coast News because  we are interested./ in the Peninsula and spend what time we  can at Pender Haruour m par- *  ticular. However, one gets tired  of catalogues! of who went,  where from 'Tiny's Cove.!  Some of your editorial notes  deserve a thank you too.  (Mrs.) Monica Holliday.  8    Coast News, Dec. 25   1958.  HAMPER WINNER  St. Mary's Altar Society  hamper was won by Mrs. Grace  Chamberlin, Gibsons.  want aps are real salesmew      Some tempting chowders  OFFICERS  RE-ELECTED  At the annual meeting of the  Gibsons Memorial United  church Women's Association,  Mrs. William W. Duncan was  re-elected for another term?  Mrs. J. Johnson, first vice-president; Mra. J.A. Wicklund, re  cording secretary and Mrs. C.  Chamberlin, corresponding secretary.  Gibsons group annual meeting was held at the home of  Mrs. R.A. McNab, Dec. 12. Mrs.  Norman McKenzie wasi elected  president; Mrs. J. Warwick,  vice-president, Mrs. Forbes,  secretary and Mrs. A.E. New  man,   treasurer.  Hjphe observance of the  coming holiday brings  with it  our  sineerest  wish for jour happiness.  Thank�� for your Patronage  Doris' Beauty Parlor  Hilltop Building Supplies  &  Smith & Peterson Construction  CLOSED  FOR STAFF HOLIDAYS  From Dec. 29 to Jan. 3  INCLUSIVE  SECHELT THEATRE  FR*., SAT., DEC. 26 & 27  ONE SHOW ONLY ��� 8 p.m.  GLYNIS JOHNS ��� CAMERON MITCHELL  "ALL MINE TO GIVE"  TECHNICOLOR  A Xmas Story You Must See  MON., TUES., DEC. 29 & 30  PHIL ABBOT ��� RICHARD  EYER  "INVISIBLE BOY"  REGULAR  ADMISSION  Wed., Thurs. Dec. 31 & Jan. 1  THEATRE CLOSED  This advertisement is not published or displayed by the  liquor Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.  Most varieties of fish fillets  are suitable for making chowder. If skin is present, it should  be removed and if the fillets  are frozen, they should be allowed to thaw sufficiently to  enable them to be cut up. Janet's Fish Chowder is a hearty,  nourishing dish which is equally delicious made with fresh or  smoked fillets. A big steaming  bowlful makes a simple meal.  A cupful makes a good beginning to a meal having several  courses.  Janet's Fish Chowder  1 pound fish fillets, fresh  or  smoked.  % cup chopped onion  2 tablespoons butter.  Vz cup chopped celery  2 cups diced raw potatoes;  Vz cup thinly sliced carrots  2 cups boiling "water  * 1 teaspoon salt  Vs teaspoon pepper  2 cups milk  Chopped parsley  Cut fillets into bite-sized  pieces. Melt butter in a large  saucepan. Cook onion and celery in butter until limp. Add  potatoes, carrots, water, salt  and pepper. Cover and simmer  until vegetables are tender. Add  fish and simmer 10 minutes  longer. Add milk; reheat to simmering temperature, but do not  allow to boil. Serve piping hot  with a little parsley sprinkled  over the top. Makes 6 servings.  Of all the seafood chowders,  clam chowder is one of the  most popular. Certainly it is  the most controversial. For  years a battle has raged up and  down the Atlantic seacoast as  to whether this chowder should  be made with milk or canned  tomatoes. Both versions are  hearty, delicious and satisfying,  say the fisheries home economists, but see for yourself.  First a word of caution. Shucked clams, fresh and also canned  are sometimes sandy. To make  sure all the grit is removed,  drain the dlams, rinse them  well, and strain the clam liquid  through several layers of fine  cheese .cloth.  Down East Clam Chowder  Canned clams (20 ounces total  undrained weight)  Vi  cup chopped  fat bacon   (3  strips)  Vz cup chopped onion  1 cup diced potatoes  Vz teaspoon salt  Dash pepper  2 cup liquid (clam liquid plus  water)  2 cups rich milk '  1- tablespoon, finely   chopped  parsley.       '���   ' "-T      ;.������'-���    -  Drain clams and-.save liquid.  Chop if desired. Fry bacon until crisp and brown. Remove  scraps from pan and set aside.  Add diced potatoes, seasonings,  and clam liquor mixed with  water to make required 2 cups  of liquid. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender. Add  clams and: milk. Bring to sim-  SAFETY FILM  1 A safety film, jointly sponsored by the Optimist clubs of  the 'Pacific northwest, the  South Vancouver Island Rangers and the photographic  branch of the Department of  Recreation and Conservation,  to -"-low the dangers of ha_idl-  ing explosives, inflammable  materials and firearms, will go  into production early in 1959.  mering temperature but do not  boil. Garnish with bacon scraps  and chopped parsley sprinkled  over the top. Makes 4 to 6 servings.  Manhattan Clam Chowder  Canned clams (20 ounces total  undrained weight)  Vz   cup   finely  diced  fat  salt  pork  1 cup diced potatoes  2 cups water  1 can (20 ounces) tomatoes  1 teaspoon salt  Vs  teaspoon pepper  Vs teaspoon thyme  Chop clams, if desired. Fry  pork scraps in a large saucepan until crisp and brown. Add  onion and cook until limp. Add  potatoes and water. Cover,  bring to simmering temperature  and simmer until potatoes are  tender. Add canned tomatoes,  clam liquid, clams and seasonings; mix well. Heat to simmering temperature. Makes 4 to 6  servings.  TO ALL  MERRY XMAS  HAPPY NEW YEAR  and  LANG MAY YOUR LUM REEK  from  DUFF'S   FUELS  Wilson Creek ��� Phone SECHELT 78F  Gibsons Social Welfare Club  BINGO  Legion  Hall 8 p.m. ��� MONDAY,  DEC. 29  V.L.A, MEETING  will be held latter half of January, exact  date will be announced.  All Legionaires who wish to qualify  under the Veterans Land Act should  communicate with  The Secretary - CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH No. 109  GIBSONS  45> w  ...������ ���������������  45* ���   . <SSf  ���������������  ��� :��9  45*  45*  45*  ��� ������������  45*  45*  .....  48*  4g*  ���������09  45*  ������������*  45*  ...��o  '555'  SPECIAL  45*  45*  45*  ������������a  455-  ..������a  45*  ���������6a  45*  ��*  ��� a...  .....  ��� ������������  -ft-  -ft*  ��������������  ��*  45*  458-  45*  ���������������  45*  4.00 to 8.00 p.m.  r &���%/%/    per plate  Half Portions for Children  PHONE FOR RESERVATIONS  Holiday Geeetings to all our Friends and Patrons  ��� ������������  ��� <>���-���  45*  ��� ���������*  45*  45*  45*  45*  48*  ��� ���*������  4S*  ��� ������������  43*  4ft'  ��*  Phone GIBSONS 70R  '-ft-  ���������������  r��#!������M����W��������t!������W����*W^^ F  ~OUR GREETINGS  TO OUR MANY  FRIENDS  AND PATRONS...  SOLNIK'S  SERVICE STATION  Sechelt Highway  "PEACE  ON EARTH"  This - the eternal  message to the  world - rings out  at Christmas!  ROBERTS CREEK  CREDIT UNION  BEST OF THE SEASON  TO    YOU AND  YOURS!  Vic and Kay Franske  vies  TRADING POST  Wilson Creek  mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm  Jfrom alt of us to all of pou  The Hansens and Sfeff  HANSEN'S TRANSFER  Sechelt  Jini, Fthyllis, Frank and Mae  *j�� *  Coast News Dec. 25, 1958.    9  Sugar  cane was  known  to.  ancient  China and India.  Your    printer   is    as near as  your telephone at 45-Q.  IOOF Sunshine Coast  Lodge No.  76 Meets Gibsons  School Hail, 2nd and 4th  Wednesday each month.  i*��i*iti*i*.*i*i*itt^  ART MORROW, Montreal? orchestra leader, is at home  among musical instruments ��� he plays more than a dozen of  them, in spite of being a self-taught musician. What's more he  boasts the biggest jazz-band in Canada, with 21 sidemen. He has  a half-hour show, Meet Mr. Morrow, each Wednesday afternoon  on the Trans-Canada network of pBC radio.  Big frosted candles  a favorite decoration  Alice and John Haddock  MADEIRA PARK  Big, frosted candles, used as  a table centre or on the mantle  are a favorite decoration during the holiday season. Here's  how you can make some just as  lovely as any of the beauties  the stores are offering, this  year.  For one large centrepiece  (about six inches high and five  in diameter) you need six cakes  of ordinary preserving wax  and a piece of heavy cord for  the wick.  'Put two cakes of wax for the  frosting in a large pot and  place pot over just enough  heat to melt the paraffin.  The square body of the candle is formed by the other four  blocks of wax standing on end.  In the centres of the middle  two blocks gouge out troughs  to hold the wick and with the  wick  in  place   seal   the   four  Library books  The   following   books   have  been added to the Gibsons Public   Library:  Non Ficiion  Campbell:   The Heart of India.  Whishaw:  As   Far  as You'll  Take Me.  Fraser: Once Round the Sun!  Heyerdahl: Aka-Aku.  McGn*:ern:    Mention    My  Name in Mombasa.  Balchen:   Come   North With  Me.  FicHion  Hayes: The Hours After Midnight.  Kubly: Varieties of Love.  O'Brien: As Music and Splendor.  York: Sight of Death.  Moore: September Moon.  Llewellyn:  Chez Pavan.  Bankowsky:   A Glas3 Rose.  Randall:  Deadly the Daring.  Gardner:   The   Case   of  the  Foot-Loose Doll.  Keyes: Victorine.  Marquand:     Women     and  Thomas  Harrow.  Boulle:   The  Other   Side   of  the Coin.  Warnke:   The  Narrow Lyre.  Yerby: The Serpent and the  Staff.  Shute: The Rainbow and the  Rose.  Lawrence: The Ring of Truth  Maurois: September Roses.  Dennis:   Around  the   World  With Auntie Mame.  Kantor:  The   Work of Saint  Francis.  Hurst: Anatomy  of Me.  blocks together by dipping the  flat sides in the melted wax.  Now take the melted wax  off the heat and let it cool  slightly. With an egg-beater or  electric mixer, beat it until all  the liquid looks like whipped  soap suds. Working quickly,  cover the four sides with the  wax frosting. (If it harden.: in  the pan you'll just have to melt  it and whip it over aain!) To  prevent the wax from dripping  when the candle is burning,  build up the outer edge at the  top to form a fairly deep basin  around the wick.  When the wax is soft, the  candles can be decorated with  sprigs of holly, a cluster of  bells, some glitter powder or  a ribbon bow.  By the way, if you're looking for a small gift for a friend  or a neighbor, Christmas candles ar_ just the thing.  Our Sincere IBest  Wishes for a Happy  Holiday to Each of You!  Ed Shaw and Staff  I & S TRANSPORT LTD.  Gibsons  WARNING  YOUAREW-ARWa  ^5^^0UT YOUR/^r^  Let us ke-mignand  BALANCE YQU&WftmS  "SAViYQmrmES"  .    SECHELT  Si''''**'^i^^V^^V^*;^  ��;i&~^-*x*I-^S"--xrt!, ���=i^*& -AXa --Vja ������-vU ������ 'is "<rx ������ivfa --"^a ���**��& ���**>% -X& -^ ���:*'*��>-'v&"&a ���"���"^-���SK  cM.au tlie woxld again be.  s    ��Ls.s&d ty  t&s Geautiful milage,  of  peace,  and good  will  ' &at ��704 ��oxn in tfiz LitkU town of BdLJLm &o Long ago.  Ed and Ceiia Anderson & Staff An expert on British labor  management relations will be  a guest speaker at B.Cs biggest  Industrial convention in Vancouver next month.  E.H.C. "Ted" Leather, a former Canadian now serving as  a Conservative member of the  British Hojuse of Commons,  ���will address the opening day  luncheon of the Truck Loggers' Association's 16th annual  meeting-  The convention which will  be attended by some 1500 loggers and guests from B.C. and  the Pacific Northwest will be  held in Hotel Vancouver Jan.  14, 15 and 16.  Challenge of Today's Markets"  and the major problems facing  B.C.'s No. 1 industry will be  discussed by experts from  home and abroad.  Mr. Leather will-arrive here  by air on Jan. 11 and will  sjpeak to several other Vancouver groups, including the Board  of Trade's Ad and Sales Bureau  His address to the Truck  Loggers will cover "The Responsibility of Labor and Management in Relation to Export  Production."  To the Ad and Sales Bureau,  he will speak on "The Principal Causes of Industrial Peace  and the Reasons for Industrial  Unrest in the United Kingdom.'  Mr. Leather who was born  in Toronto went to Britain with  Turkeys won  at shoot  Sechelt Peninsula Rod and  Gun Club held a successful  shoot on Sunday afternoon at  their Wilson Creek grounds.  Those who were accurate or  lucky enough to take home tur-  3-eys   were   Ted   Osborne  jr.,  lucky target and snipe  shooting; Bud Fearnley, centre fire  large rifle and miss and  out;  Harry Batchelor, lucky target;  Frank  Forgenson,   large   rifle  centre fire and miss and out;  Earnie Sylvie,  eight and   better   elimination;   Steve Littlejohn,  .22 bull's eye; Pete Jorgensen,   dice;   Jack   Clements,  .22   bull's eye;  Austin Moore-  croft,   centre   fire    free-hand;  Mrs.  Mabel   McDermid,   lucky  target and. Graham West, dice.  At the annual meeting the  officers for 1959 elected were  President, Dan Currie: vic'2-  president, Harry Batchelor;  secretary treasurer, William  Rankin; directors, Bud Fearnley, Austin Moorecroft, Mrs.  Beatrice Rankin and Lou Fox.  Continued support of the  community in the club's projects is anticipated.  PENDER  HARBOUR  By JUDITH FLETCHER  Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cook  of Coburn Bay are spending a  few  days in  Pender Harbour.  * *    *  Harry Brown of Sinclair Bay  is in Vancouver for a few days.  * *    *  Cecil Reid, Jr. has returned  from a business trip to Vancouver.  * *    *  Oliver Dubois of Kleindale  was a recent visitor to Vancouver.  * :{s     sfc  Nels Hanson, who has been  living at Redonda Beach, is  spending the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and  Mrs;. Pete Hanson of Middle  point.  -t* ..V **���  ���v      'f*      n-  Miss Sharon Shaughnessy of  Irvines   Landing   is   receiving  congratulations  upon   winning  second prize of $50 for her essay   on  forest products,   sponsored by the B.C. Pulp and Paper  Association.   Others   from  the   Pender  Harbuor   area  receiving      recognition      prizes  ���were    Miasi    Derelys    Donley,  Miss   Solveigh   Bremer,,   and  Ronnie Brooks.  *    #    #  Walter Foster of Vancouver  has   been in the Harbour for  the past couple of days.  * *    *  Gordon Klein of Kleindale  has left for a trip to Vancouver.  * *    *  Doug Rusk of Vancouver is  in Garden Bay for a few days.  * *    *  John Daly has returned to  his home in Garden Bay after  a few days in Vancouver.  the   Canadian   Army  in  1940.  He entered British politics  in the general election of 1945;  won the North Somerset seat  for the Conservatives in 1950  and retained it by increased  majorities in elections in 1951  and 1955.  Mr. Leather, who is in business in London with a firm  of insurance and banking brokers," has taken a keen interest  for years in Brit-ish trade union  affairs.  He also was chairman of a  group of Conservative backbenchers who published a pamphlet entitled 'A new approach  on party policy toward trade  unions and their place in the  hew. industrial conditions."  ^... To all our many wonderful friends I  Dan Curi'ie and Bill Swain  C & S SALES  Sechelt  By  J.A. Davidson   in the  United   Church   Observer  My Irritable Friend is fundamentally a kindly soul. Last  summer when I moved from  the churchly cosiness of southeastern Ontario to the chilly  isolation of Fort Churchill, up  on the sub-Arctic tundra, he  told that he would do his bit  toward keeping me in the picture on some of the things going on down in civilization that  I wouldn't hear about otherwise.  He has kept his word, and  recently I received from him a  curious document, a letter of  sorts that during a recent meeting of his presbytery he had  lOIOIft^iOl^lOIif^^i^H'ilt^KHft^IifH^i^iSi*  Merry Christmas  To One and All!  Vern and Ann Richter  RICHTER'S RADIO & T.V. CENTRE  Sechelt  '"$ Christina, Bet/tiy and Billie  TASELLA SHOPPE  SECHELT  i*MMiOitS4!*i#iti<i9i8i>it!>l>2>itititilfii  .~>  Mewy Christmas  Gibsons Loggers & Sportsman Supplies Ltd.  Our gift to you���  many best wishes  for a very bright and  Happy Holiday!  THE STAFF  GIBSONS BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD.  I^i$i^i$i$i^i0i#l$i#i$i$i$i$i01^i$��$i^i0idrift  May this Christmas  be the happiest Holiday  ever for all of you!  RON McSAVANEY,  Your TOAST-MASTER Representative  GEORGE PAGE  B-A OIL,  Agent  Sechelt  surreptitiously scribbled with  a blunt pencil on the back of  a copy of the agenda. I daren't  (for his sake) quote the whole  letter ��� but the following extracts will show why, here in  my isolation from presbytery  meetings and other delights of  civilized church life, I can still  feel that I am one with the  brethren down on the 'outside.'  "The Old Fixer has already  pole-axed the new chairman  by challenging him on a ruling  he made re the Roll of Presbytery. Chairman backpaddled.  Old Fixer instructed him on  the proper ruling ��� then turned around (he always sits near  the front) and gave us all that  toothy smile that says, 'We've  got this boy under control already.' I sometimes suspect  that the Old Fixer has secretly had his calves measured for  gaiters.  * * *  "Dr. Granite, out from Toronto HQ, addressed us on the  Project. He began, chummily,  We fellows at headquarters  . are there only to serve you fellows out here at the Church's  grassroots ��� ��� ���' That grassroots  play always causes us grassroots boys to suspect that a  gilded' ecclesiastical bridjk is  about to be offered to us at a  bargain price. Still, old Granny  is a good fellow, and it was  good to see him again.  "Lunch from the W.A. Had  a chat with the W.A. president.  Charming lady. Said, 'There's  always a nice profit in presbytery meetings.' Frank lady, too.  What are they doing to the scalloped spuds these days ���  sprinkling them with a plastic?  They always seem to be awfully chewy. 'Keep your forks,  please' ��� I do like to hear that  cry, for it always means good  homemade pie. Pie is never  good in those snobbish c*vo-fork  churches.  *&     -js     :?:  "Bleeter is on his feet protesting the timidity of our temperance resolution. He says we  have compromised with evil.  He says that when the 'likker'  interests see our resolution they  will rub their sinful hands and  chuckle with fiendish glee. I  don't think you've met Bleeter.  You must meet him sometime.  He. has a proposal for making  the whole country dry ��� I  think he wants to do it by showing small children lantern-  slides of cirrhotic livers.  " Jumbo Binks is now pepping us up on Christian Education. He reported on the success of Camp Snuggum-Buggum  modelled a Tyro cap for us, and  now he's being very intense  over something called 'group  dynamics' which I don't understand but am assured will revolutionize the Sunday School.  "I think I must have slept  through the reports of the Property and Radio Committees  which I am sure were fascinating. The Old Fixer is now  point-of-ordering again at the  Chairman: it's about the motion  to adjourn. Shortly we shall  sing one fasit vense of 'Blest Be  the Tie,' the chairman will pronounce the benediction, and,  having been properly group-  dynamized, we shall all go back  to our grassrooted charges. Sic  transit gloria presbytery.  "I do hope that up there on  the dreary barrens you willfind  inspiration and comfort in these  notes."  Inspiration, old pal? Comfort? Oh my yes!  It  ems a  bout  thii  many tnsngs  Excluding teeth, a horse's  skeleton contains approximately 216 bones.  * *    *  A temperature of 189 degrees in the shade has been recorded in Libya North Africa.  * *    *  Tasmania, whicSi is about  half the size of Florida, has a  shoreline of 900 miles.  ���.&:�����&  Abraham Lincoln's ancestors  came from Hingham   in  Norfolk county,  England.  jfs     *     *  More   than   one-half   of the  continent   of  Europe  is   less  than 600 feet above sea level.  * *    *  Most of William Shakespeare's plays were performed  at the Globe thearte. The average path of a tornado is about 30 miles long  and 1,000 feet wide.  Letters to the editor  v  May the Joys  !       of Christmas  } fast forever/  i  Bert and Nick  Sim Electric Ltd.  Sechelt  s  Editor: As a frequent reader  of your interesting paper and  a property owner at Gower  Point, I was amazed to read a  letter signed by R.W. (Ran)  Vernon, referring to the supposed objection of Gower Point  property owners to a scow load  ing basin at the mouth of Chas  ter Creek.  Mr. Harry Chaster was quite  correct in stating that he expressed the views of the property owners in the affected  area.  Before commenting on tlie  proposed development, it  might be of interest to your  readers, who may be giving  consideration to signing a petition, that upon request of many  of the worried property owners  I took the problem to the department of lands, Victoria,  and interviewed the minister;  this, incidently was after notices) of intention to apply for  a lease of the foreshore had  been posted. You may imagine  my surprise to learn that at the  time no application for lease  had been applied for, and did  raise the question as to "whether the project of a gravel  development was a .promotional scheme or a bonafide well-  financed undertaking, able to  carry out its commitments hi  accordance with blue print  plans prior to shipping its  first scow of gravel?"  i*i*l#i*l*l*i*4*l*4#����l*5��l*l*i*I^4*l*l*4��&l*:  ��V,  $  .��  iy your  JACK WARN  FAMILY BAKING  mm:m:mmmmmii>mmmii:m:v  *m?��&*  ��M4  Dave, Tom, Ethel, V��l,     Chuck and Harry  SECHELT BUILDING SUPPLIES  Christmas Greetings To All  VILLAGE BAKERY  Sechelt  The provincial overnment  has recently enacted legislation that reserves foresnore  property on lakes and coast for  the enjoyment of the public.  It was upon this legislation  that objection has been registered with the minister of  lands and forests.  The minister quite rightly  has given his assurance that  there will be no Crown lease  without a full investigation of  the intended project, and an  interview by his department  with the affected property  owners.  I question if this enquiry  will go a�� far afield as the  present petition now being  circulated by the promoters.  I v/ould not presume to  write this letter if I were not  interested in the development  of the Peninsula area. I have  watched with pride and pleasure its development each year  since 1914, and possessing  some knowledge of the gravel  production business, have no  hesitation in stating that the  desecration of the foreshore to  the detriment of more and  more permanent and retired  residents will not enhance the  economic welfare of the Peninsula area.  It is very understandable  why Ran Vernon would attempt to disparage Harry Chapter's letter, particularly if R.  W. Vernon is the owner of the  land upon which a 20-year supply of gravel is deposited. To  finance such a development as  is now dangled before the eyes  of Gibsons businessmen, the  monthly production in tonnage  or yardage would have to be  considerable. Upon that basis  alone, either by the sale of  land or a royalty payment, Mr.  R.W. Vernon, the author of  the letter, has a good many  dollars> at stake, and therefore  is the .wrong man to attack  Harry Chaster, who after all  was speaking on behalf of the  property owners affected.  No one, least of all myself,  can blame Ran Vernon for  wanting to sell his land and  yet keep it, but I sincerely  suggest this can be done by  trucking his graded material  to the loading facilities at the  Government wharf in Gibsons.  If the developers are prepar  ed to pay the recognized ton-  mile rate to the truck owners  in the area, which in turn will  allow union wages for the drivers, the Peninsula area will  gain more, and the developers  will still be able to compete in  the gravel market and the  public and affected property  owners will not be inconvenienced.  The boat harbour and beach  offered as a sop, has been considered many times, and forced to be abandoned because of  the heavy westerly storms',  creating drift log jams. The old  shingle bolt wharf and the  government jetty were both  taken out by westerly gales.  This phase of the project no  doubt will be considered by  the intended developers when  dealing with the promoters.  The foregoing letter has  been submitted to present the  other side of the story to your  readers who have now been  drawn into a local dispute, not  opposing the development of  a gravel processing plant. On  the contrary, how shall it be  operated to provide the greatest good to the whole community?  Halford   D.  Wilson  Editor: The Stamp Collectors' Club at Pender Harbour  Junior - Senior High School  have an outlet for cancelled  Canadian stamps of any denomination. We would like to  raise some fund�� for our club  by selling these by the pound,  so a great number must be collected.  If any readers or businesses  would save corners of envelope�� bearing the cancelled  stamps for us, we will eertain-.  ly appreciate it. We should  like to have them before the  end of January. If anyone  wants to have stamps, picked  up, they could phone the school  and this could possibly be arranged. Parcels could be mailed to the Secretary, Pender  Harbour High School Stamp  Club, Madeira Park, B.C.  Frederick Shaughnessy,  Grade 8.  Editor: We are nearing the  end of the year and in this festive season, making merry and  sending greetings to our  friends, I feel it is a good time  to acknowledge and send  thanks to  folks  like  yourself  * ^^{yt  i.  i*  I  I��  ' *-   '���> V-\. JA\%X  ���-,   * '..9....-:������?������_:*:��� __���:���?  erry  Christmas!  And, Thank  You for Your  Patronas  Harry and Jack  SECHELT TAXI  ;>-y-  7%   #  ^  Oar prayer  is for your  happiness  tbis Season!  Syd and Bernice  McDonell  MADEIRA    PARK  In step. nlft7-the  season, wfe wis!}  you a Merry Christmas!  SECHELT SHOE RENEW  and your readers.  Through your newspaper col  umns you have performed the  vital task of keeping people in  the community informed on  the work of Red Cross services.  Without this important assistance our work could not continue. We depend upon your  help to "keep the Red Cross  ready."  Please allow me, on behalf  of the executive of the British  Columbia Division Canadian  Rpd Cross, to thank you and  all citizens in your community, for supporting the Red  Cross through this year. May  1959 be peaceful and prosperous for you all.  F.R.  Killam,  President,  British Columbia Division.  Coast News, Dec. 25, 1958.   11  The dragontree of the Canary islands produces a very  dark red resin.  Ed. and Mollie Connor  Midway Groceteria  Gibsons  4*4*4*4*404*4*4*4*4^i^i*4*4*4^4^4*4^4ft4��4*4#  .? -^T'  b>Z  jfc&it.  k*J��~-''4rp''A<- -AA' "&2&M~# A,A  {'<*>-���<',���>. "l*Ww��(?A    '������- <���*���*&  May Your Christmas Be  Bright As Hoily Berries!  ED. SURTEES  AGGETT AGENCIES  LTD.  Sechelt  Y'lJ LIE TIDE  GREETINGS  TO OUR  FRIENDS  PENINSULA LOGGING SUPPLY  Sechelt  In passing, we would  like to say:  Rave a sparkling  MURDOCH'S STORE  FRANCIS PENINSULA  I#4#lft4ft4*104^4ft4*4ft404��4^ld4*4*l*i*4^4*4ft4* -^  4>-i---,t-1  A special package of  laappy holiday wishes!  JACK'NELSON  DEPOT TAXI  SECHELT  All  Christmas Blessings  John and Tom  Davis & RobUlard  Etectric  SECHELT  Management and Staff  Sec-ieU Automotive Service Ltd.  errp CfirfetmasS Ku ��11!  HALFMOON BAY  Coast News, Dec. 25, 1958.  John Bennett has answered the last call. The following memoir, written some  15 years ago by one of his  close associates, presents  facets of his typically British personality which will  be of interest to his many  friends.  There   was a bustling- exodus  -_*_.-._ cax j-i-jsd car wmn it hait-  __  oti  a   b-__y   __i.^ri3ctio*a.  The  alderman descended smartly and,  despite his nearly 70 years, made  a dash for a street car 100 yards-  distant which would convey him  to the vicinity of his home, situated in tne Grandview district.  He is very proud of the locality  in which he resides, and an appropriate    local   title   for   him  would be "The  King of Grand-  ���dew."  At the close of the last century  oi the rough pioneer days, he  answered the call of the Klon  dyke, and) spent some years in  the Yukon territory, a far cry  Irom his native Lancashire. He  still has a marked accent, and  uses the local idioms, picturesquely ungrammatical, that often distinguish those whose educational advantages have been  limited.  He lias a keen intelligence,  and has applied it successfully  to the study of civic affairs. He  is conscientious to a fault, and  lends a ready ear to the complaints, solicitations and. suggestions of all citizens who approach  him. His fame as a patient  listener has spread, and while  at home, seated at his dining-  taible, he is subjet to the importunities of personal callers and  of those who use the telephone  to gain his attention. His supper  may be spoilt, but his equanimity  is seldom disturbed: he feels that  he owes something to his constituents!  He is- a football devotee and,  after a busy week attending to  his aldermanic duties, he is  usually to be found, encouraging  his favorite team to "play oop.'  Recently he lost his wife, a  heavy blow to a man getting :p  in years who had an exceptionally helpful and affectionate,  partner: one who watched with  pride his progress in public esteem and who helped him in  many ways to save time and preserve temper.  She kept a faithful record of  all his engagements and, although he was often absent from  home, attending gatherings of  one kind and another, he discussed them with her just as a business man discusses intimate matters with his partners or aides-  In that fashion she followed his  career day by day, and his talks  with her regarding the many  meetings, conferences and encounters in which he was involved, formed an essential part of  the pattern, of his way of life;  now so rudely disturbed by the  absence of his -Unofficial secretary.  The alderman enjoys a bit of  shopping   at   the   butcher's   or  baker's    in    his kingdom, with  some gossip thrown in.  He has  ciever    driven    a car, and it is  somewhat ironical that a lengthy  touring holiday in a friend's car  in the hot summer, in which his  wife   participated,    immediately  preceded, and probably aggravated, the illness which carried her  off. The alderman, owing to his  keen  sense   of public duty,  is  not   unduly   down-hearted   and,  while    his    grasp    occasionally  weakens, he is putting up a good  fight to banish the sense of loss.  l0i*iOi��i*i9iO19i����>iOi*i*l��i*i0iOidi4iai*i9  He is a member of fraternal  and other organizations, enjoys  platform appearances, loves to  meet all and sundry, and invariably receives a heavy vote at  civic elections. He is too cautious  to do anything that would' jeopardise his electoral support; but,  when any question of principle  is involved, his hair and ; eyebrows bristle, his eyes flash, and  his rather husky voice thunders  in denunciation of the thing that  displeases him, or in support of  /the cause that he upholds. While  his habitual attitude of caution  is due chiefly due to his desire  to be fair and tolerant, he would  not   wantonly   throw away   the  cnance of securing a vote by being orusque or <___-_'OUs-ug; DUt,  waen any moral issue is involved, he stands foursquare and defies the devil. He as been well  named  ''Honest John."  xiis sense of responsibility is  strong, aldermanic duties pro-  /iue a perennial interest, and  ih.ere is no time for grieving,  fust as a man may come to re-'  jard nmise-i as iadispensabe to  i i-rrn or -nuu__j.-_.i_ _...jrp_-i3.,  ;_��� _.v>__> ��>v-i__ ie<ii tnat his co-eviration in ail >c!ivic? affairs is vit.j..  to the proper guidance of the,  City's business. He is convinced1  that his opinion has a definite  value and he would be distressed if, during any short absence  from the City Hall, some matter  -f policy were decided without  lis having been given an opportunity of expressing his views to  lis colleagues.  4^4��4*4^4*4*4*4^4#4*4#4#l*4*4#4^4^4*4*4ft4*4*  35*"*..-      Ji  GOOD WISHES  for happiness  at Christmas!    s.i;i  HASSAN'S STORi  FRANCIS PENINSULA  >  ���iimmmmmmmmmmmmmmi  A recent electoral triumph  las proved a splendid stimulant  to his spirits. He is assured of  continuance in office for a further period of two years. His  room, his desk, his telephone,  his filing cabinets, his many  clients, his committees, will continue to provide a wealth of interest, and the opportunity further to serve the city of his adoption.  Long live the King of Grand-  view!  In recent years, more than  70 percent of all expenditures  for private productive facilities  in the United States have gone  for equipment.  Robert D. Wright, N.D.  NATUROPATHIC     PHYSICIAN  Graduate of  Cal.   Chiropractic   College,   Etc.  MON., WED.. FRI..���1 to 4 p.m.  or   any time by  appointment  PHONE 172-W ��� GIBSONS  Gerald and Htelen Fahrni  Peninsula Accounting Service  SECHELT  -��-.��..     \  :-m.L?.��� _._' _   ..cA^y^t. . T..: _��� _ '^M^^^^mMSMMs^^^  Vince and Anne Prewer  Gibsons

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