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Array ections  Published in   <||hsohs.  B,  C,  7    Decemiser "r^i 1956.  Volume 10, Number  Mr. Milliard E. Ireland*  % Archives B.C.,  Parliament Bid?., ,  Vic tor i a ��� ��.. C...  Serving the Growing  -Sunshine Coast  Village Commission after serious, debate and a decid-  ��� ing vote cast by the chairftian  has made the speed 7 limit ire-  side the village"20 -miles per  hbur, in keeping with the provincial government, speedTlim-  it on lughwys, through Gib-  ���sons.. ..���   -.���"'" Xa sr~"~'.'"'.. ^ .""'.    *"  ^The anrmai;^  munity 'carol"'singSig'will "be  observed  again  this   year  at  the- United Church on Friday  evening, Dec".-21^ry-X'x:,���������' ���  This was done at the last  Village   Commission   meeting.  There were some commissidh-  vers who held out for a 30 mile  ah hour limit and one suggested the matter be laid over for  .....; fxdler  discussion   at a   later  7 feting.7'". v';-'.T'Vy ���������'        . ������   X  "   T Hixwever wheri;the vote was  ���    taken the : commission, was di-  TTyided on the issue twoj^d t\^  The   chairman,X C&mmissiorier  A.E. Ritchey cast the vote that  y;  decided the 20 mph speed lim-  ^^���- it^'^TyT' "   y;.. *YT7^:Yy;^T,T"   ,      . T.  Commissioner^Wilson  argu-  there was hardly a municipality in British  Coulmbia with  X a 20; mile! ah ^houf limit but  Chainxjan.Ritchey stated ttlat  ���  ' All Who enjoyigathering;to  sing the igOodvoid^ca^ols are^7h$t had^seenion: his recent trip  y invited��to join in._^arry R^ placies  erts of the Choraliers will be  on hand t67lead;the^singihg::C:  you drive  y "Heartbreak or happiness���  the. choicer-is; pfteh-up .to -the  hostef&sr whd; entertains during  the Christmas; and- New ��� Year's  iiblidays," declared MrsV" J-WV  Adam^ OKtliel^^^S^kiiT^res-  ident of the Federated., Women's Institutes of Canada in  a pre-holiday statement.  i "Canadian housewives -must  afealize^Sthe ? beavy*-r:esponsibik  - ity which rests on^ their;-shoulders durihgT this holiday per-  riod,'' she said, "and they must t  accept Tthis responsibility and 7  airt accordirigly.''r T  T   ���    \  Tr&pic    /fatalities:     during;  this festive^ period have been I  'on the increase in recent years T  Mrs. Adams��^intedyput,7and  imany of these'acciaeiits could  have   been  avoided  with a 20 Tmile limit;. Commis-  t iiorier Mylroie was Talso opposed to the72pTmife, limit.  ;a CoU^jnissipnery   7,Crowhurst  wanted ihe niatter left for fu-  ; ture extended debate  Commissioner JBallentine  brought in the resolution  which sparked the .debate. It  was argued that no one travel-  - led ���__ at 20 milesNan hour. Commissioners favo^ng* the move  agreed that was so but they  feared that if a higher speed  - limit was set that the speed  would' go up' accordingly and  some drivers would feel they  have the right to travel at 35  or 40 mites'ah hour. ���   M  V..-.HV. v��Commissioner     Ballentine's  Lem&hhaMaap  ��� !r^'������> y ���������'"'.������������������.��� ~\       ���' ��� ���   .��� ���   ��� �����  , The Legoin LA.Tbazaar at  Roberts. Creek. Dec. 7 'was successful in spite of Ypoor weather,. The-ihal} was warm and  bright, and  tables  and  stalls:,  tasetfully arranged. . .  Home .cooking, 7 nqvelties,Y  post office parcels, kiddiespar-'  eels and teacup7 reading provided something, for? everyone.'  The following^- {were prizewinners: Door, Mrs. Boor; A  plant,' "Mrs. Blakeman; mystery parcel, a tea pot, Mrs.  WarloW, on a* tie^breaking sec-:  ond draw. Mrs. Stapleton who  won the grocery hamper returned it for ajipther draw  which was won by Mrs. Sandy  TDunlop.. Mrs. Monrufet guessed the doll's name,; Roberta,  and won.        .  The annual meeting of the  ���Legion L.A. Dec.^ 10,, elected  Mrs. Manns as president; vice-  president,1 Mrs. Hughes; second  vice-president,: Mrs. .Cope and  secretary treasurer,   Mrs.   iEl-  liS.  ���'�� ������.���;������-.-.- -i- -V \.-    ��� , ;..  The executive, in addition  to the officers, comprises Mrs.  Thyer, Mrs. Davidson and Mrs.  Warlow. ���������������:���.  res6luxibn"~als"o" made Bal's  road from Sechelt Highway  to Seaview road into a pne-  way road, downhill only. It  also authorized angle parkinj-  on Gower Point road in front  of the7 various stores on the  westTside, near the Post Office  ^>*touildi^g,- between ..the" hours  of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and not  exceeding one hour. Truck  parking is limitejl to half-ton  trucks and the.bnlyTother parking allowed would be for pas-  senger vehicles i hot includirig  busesi7'7 .���������'"���" -'.7 7-'-'  V  T\   Today,,as of old, ihe promise of Peace and Good  Will inspires mankind with new hope as Christmastime  approaches. May the blessings of the season be yours -���;  Merry Christmas Jo alll ���_    . \ . '_.*.   '1  tx  $m xi^rr  Thoughtless people are crear  ting a problem for the School  Board Which is striving to assist the public wherever possible, it was reported at the  last meeting of' the board.  The item xmder discussion  was. the damage done to the  plumbing: ih the men's room  at "the School Hall during the  Secord benefit dance. This  event being v a. charity dance,  the board did not favor forcing the sponsors of the dance  to pay the damages but have  added a note of warning that  if such- practices continue,  some, action will have to be  taken to protect the public  generally who ha^e to pay  for such damage through their  taxes.   "���.. 7"-     :'  All Sunshine Coast churches  from Port Mellon* to Jervis In4  let are looking for, large con-;  gregations at Christmas services, so it might be advisable  if one desires good seating to  get to church early.  There will also, be a-special  at 12 midnight, Monday. Other  services will be arranged but  information on them is not  at this tinie specific enough to  be published owing. to the illness of Fatheir Kenny.  Pentecostal Tabernacle: Sunday, -1-1  a.m. Christmas^ devo-  MO PAPER  To give aur hard working s��aff. a breather- over  the. Christmsa and New  Year holidays, there will  not be a Coast News published next week. The  printing department will  operate as usual.  d  Mrs.G Marsden  1 . Mrs. G.A. Marsden, 82, of  Gibsons died peacefully in her  sleep in North; Vancouver on  Dec. 18. Mrs. Marsden had lived in Gibsons for over 20 years  and was an active ivprker for  coiiuhunity and church.  'She leaves her husband,  George, of Gibsons, two daughters, Mrs. J.R.T Blount of Gibsons and Mrs.v*CjrI*. MacDon- '  aldcof Ottaw1^; two sons,wArthur and Eric, both .of Vancou-.  ver.i  7    ��� <       .  v   ���   -  The -funeral,- with  Rev.   D.  Donaldson of Gibsons United  Church   officiating, 7'will ybe '  held on. Friday, Dec: 21 at 2:45 7  p.m.  from the Hollyburn: Fu-  . neral Parlours,  West Vancou- y  ver. Burial will be in the Capilano View cemetary.  Firemen praise  Gibsons Fire TDe^>artmeht acted", .promptly Friday evening  to save the frame dwelling occupied by Mr. arid Mts.. Ken  Watson, and owned by Mrs.  Margaret Kirihey, of the Bay  area,   t'   ������������.*��� ^ ��z ,���������- ���':���''���''.  .:.  The. - basement ��� was ^ filled  with smoke when the' alarm,  was sounded-about 7:10 p.m.,  and so prompt and effective  was the respond of "the' f irie^  men that the fire was extinguished quickly. Damage is estimated to ^be..Jight. An -over-  iieatedT. furnace pipe, was believed the cause of the fire.  Life's Darkest Moment  \SANTA VISITS MIDWAY  '{ 0n .Friday,. Dec. 21, Santa  is expecteld" at' the Midway  store from about13 to 5 o'clock,  and has prbmfsed a return .visit-/ on Saturday morning between 10 and 12 o'clock.  carol festival-Friday night in-,,*v tional service, and at 7:30 p.m.  G;bson       Memorial       United  church commencing at 8 p.m:  with Harry Roberts as conduc-1  'tor.-   ���  Anglican Churches: St. Bartholomew's, Gibsons, Sunday,.  3:30 p.m. Christmas music by  the choir and congregational  carol singing. Monday, 11:30  p.m., Christmas Eve service.  Christmas. Day, Christmas service.  St. Hilda's, Sechelt, Sunday,  ; 11 a.m. Carol Service; Monday  11:30 p.m., Christmas Eve ser-~   ���-  vice; Christmas Day 11:30 a.m.   -  '  Christmas service.  St.  Aidan's, Roberts Creek,  Sunday, 2 p.m;,-Carol service;, .  Christmas Day, 11 a.m., Christ .......  ���ma's  service.   ��� .....  St: Mary's Anglican church,  Pender Harbour: 8 a.m,., Holy  Cbmmuriioh arid 11 a.m. Christ  fmas Carol service with Holy  Communion..  :   United    Church,      Gibsons,  Sunday,.,-Christmas     service  ���with Mr. and Mrs. Burritt sing-. ,  ���" ing "6  Holy 'Night",   Lloyd . ���  Burritt  being accompanist. A  carol  group will be sung by  Mrs. Potter. v. .  ;*    .RcrtJefts .Creek:    Sunday   2"  p.m. special music.  ...  Wilson Creek.  Sunday 3:30 .  p.m.,  special music. .     .  ���Port.    Mellon,     Community  church, Sunday, 7 p.m.,- Nativ-T  Ity Play.   -7  ������:������      ���; 7-::     ���-*;������-���_���������  Roman   Catholic   Churches:  There7will  be High  Mass  at  "  Sechelt and Gibsons churches  the annual Sunday School  Christmas program when parents of Sunday School children  and the public are invited to  attend:'  TBethal   Baptist  Church  7:30 P.M.,  Wed.,  Prayer;  ��� 11:15" A.M., Worship Service  2 P.M.,: 1st Thurs., in'Month .  Mission Circle ,  Pender Harbour Tabernacle  Sunday School. 10 a.m.  12:00 a.m7 Morning   Service  7:30 p,m, Wednesday     Prayer Meeting.  CHRISTIAN v SCIENCE  Church service and Sunday  School, 11 a.m, Stratford  Camp, SecheltrJHighway.  LATTER DAY^SAINTS  Sunday School, 10.15 am  Granthams    Community   Hall  A WEBSTER CLASSIC  W��" SP6NT A OKC WITH  XfCE SMALT?- R��"C<Sy*JTi.V. $C��, ^S  IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW, PL/WS 7X/JO-GUS1 TOM,  HSRO OF  -Those -7&riu=im& no^se opcra^. 1 foumd him workimg  .��� ih his Rose GARvew. yes, fams, Tou&h, stt^^iqht���  SHCOTiNQATvJO-GUN TbtA ��S PASSIONATELY FbND OF  FLOWERS.    ANt>, GIRLS, YOULL  HAVe To COok "Io  Your LAuR��i~s. TSm KMovys hjs vjay ahounothe  K(TC-HG:NI, H��� WHIPS UF>-frie SMOOTHeST SALAD  DRESSING TftlS R-SPoKTeK eve"^ T^STeO. AMONG  :HIS OTHert HOBBIES /=IR<5- CKOQUC-T AND CHARADES  exPosu&E  ���OF A H6RO  ���ii  ^glillliltlJf,^  Ha. Y��.l K...U I.A.'. Iw.  Cougars played an impres-  siyey game at 7 Powell River,  last Friday, gnd Saturday, although they lost both games  t>y a, squeak. 1  TCto ^Friday, Cougars ledStiie  Brooks Huskieis all the way,  with a one point lead in the  final 30 seconds. A loose ball  gave the Brooks a break which  was   blocked  when. the.  lone  Cougar   defender 'fouled "the  :   shooter 'as  the filial   thistle  sounded. Then, with the .game  otherwise over, rBrooks-. calni-  3y sank one foul shot to. tie  "* the score, and the" second''to  :defeat   Elphinstone '- "Cdtigars,  ;  .27-26; ��� :' A; y:y-\- ���.,"���'��� ������  i  On Saturday afternoon; the  Cougars, though tired, outshot  the taller Max Cameron high  team. The Cougar defence was  lethargic, and their shooting  off��� which, produced a 27-21  ''defeat. "''"; ,; -"X. ."'[''  Cougars should develop well  with experience. Prospects are  /good for the formation of- a  Coast high school athletic association, with - five teams:  Brooks, Max Cameron, Elptiini-  stone, Pender Harbour and  Squamish. T  Pender    Harbour .plays jat'  Gibsons this Friday, Dec. 21,  for games at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.  In an earlier series, Elphinstone .Cougars lost to Squamish  Cougars 25-23y at the High  School gym. Defensive lapses  and erratic shootingT resulted  ih the Cougar downfall.  .1  At quarter time Gougars  were down ten points  and the game from there: on  be^gte^^  affair reminding one. of football. Cougars managed to wear  down the lead "to turn the  game into a thrilling struggle  and the spectators really- enjoyed the tussle. -       ,,;  Elphinstone . girls started  fast but faded after the first  quarter under pressure from  the more experienced Squamish girls. Final score was 24-11,  New depot  for Sechelt  Peninsula Contractors - Ltd,,  of Sechelt have commenced  preparation for building a new  Bus Depot at Sechelt, to house  the Sechelt Motor Transport  offices and bus garage, and offices for the B.C. Electric Company, according to W. McKis-  sock, one of., the company's  'partners. Late April should see  the building complete.  The contract for the. B.C.E.  substation for Port Mellon has  also been awarded to, Peninsula Contractors. This will be  built about a mile from Hill**  side, and should be finished  in late February.  Donate hamper  The newly formed Kinette  club has donated a Christmas  hamper to a needy family in  Gibsons. A complete Christmas dinner was included along  with toys for the children in  the family.  MORE COMMENTS  All 1956 graduates from Elphinstone high school are now  gainfully employed, according  to the second issue of Elphic  Comments, the high school  news sheet. The Junior Red  Cross sent,187 health kits,. 60  complete, 57 partly filled and  a cheque for $100 to complete  the njr.r.':dcr . -;o assist in  Hungarian Relief work. < Students credit the Red Cross and  local service clubs with donations and much assistance, El-  phi c News' reports. Coast News, Dec., 20, 1956.  towstwvm&  Published by Secheli Peninsula- Havre Lid��  every Thursday, a�� Gibsons, B.C  Member Canadian Weekly Wawepapejt Assodslioa  and the B.C. division of C.W.NJL  Box 128, Gibsons, B.C. Phona 45Q  FRED CRUICE, Editor and Publisher  DO WORTMAN, 'Advertising Manager  Authorized Second Class Mail. Posi Office Dsparimeni, Ottawa.  Hates of Subscription: 12 mos., $2;   6 mos., $1.25;   3 mos* 75c.  9niied Stales and Foreign, $2.50 per year. . 3c per copy.  A  MESSAGI  so urg  needed  i (By Rev. M.T. Stronstad)  One night, in the Judean hills some nineteen hundred  years ago, shepherds were watching ovea? their,flocks by^ night,  no uncommon event in those far away days: While they were  busy with their tasks, something uncommon didTtafee place. The  stillness and the blackness of the night was suddenly and' unexpectedly shattered by a.gloriously radiant light and a visitation  of heavenly angels. /"���;'���'���".  ! Naturally, their hearts were filled (with fear and awe at  this strange happening. When the angel spoke to them, ,their  fear was dispelled and their awe deepened: thru' the message  he brought them. IChis was a message of comfort and hope, a  message both expedient and timeless.  The angel said Unto them "Fear-not, for behold I bring  you good tiding of great joy, which shall be to ail people. For  ' ��� ��� . I '������'.'-'   ' �����'    i   ���.' ''..'���'  unto you is born this day in, the city of David, a Savior, which  is Christ the Lord.'*: These words were.followed by a further  visitation of heavenly hosts who praised God saying "Glory  to God in the highest, and on earth peace; good will toward  men."  We have here a two-fold statement. "Good tidings" be-  cause the birth of a Savior is announced to all men. "Great joy"  (because peace on earth and good will toward inen, through Him  is promised.  i One rather suspects that with many, the desire for peace  on earth, good will toward men, has taken precedence over the  need of Christ, the Savior. Much as we desire peace, we cannot  have true peace, without Christ, the Prince of Peace.  i As we now approach another Christmas Season, we re  alize afresh that the message of the Heavenly Host is a message  so urgently needed during} these times of unrest, suspicion and  ill-will. Let .us then grasp this message by faith, and paWhtly.  await the day of its promised fulfilment.  To friends in Gibsons  ^Editor: Once more it is Christmas time. The days are  short, the nights are dark with snow on the ground and frost  in the air.  A blazing log fire is good company for, like a true  friend, it warms and comforts and entertains while making  few demands upon us in return. -    ���  Watching its dancing flames and glowing embers unlocks the treasure caskets of our mind to transport us once  again to divers places to hear friends' voices and recall their  faces; and bathe deep once more in the limpid wfaters of  permeating friendship that has become a part of our being.  These musings rouse us to send greetings to friendr  whom we can still hail and whose voices we hope again to  hear; and what better greeting could we send in these hectic  days of raucous propaganda than the restful message of  Patience Strong, penned by her many years ago:  FRIENDLY VOICES *   - ..  If you stand quite still in the heart of a wood  You will hear many wonderful things: . '  The snap of a twig, and the wind in the trees:  And the whirr of invisible wings. i  If you stand quite still in the turmoil of life  And you wait for the Voice from��� within* -  You'll be led down the quiet ways of wisdom and peace  In a mad world of chaos and din.  If you stand very still and you hold to your faith  You will get all the help that you ask;  You will draw from the silence the things that you need   Hope and Courage ��� and Strength for your task.  Include among these Friendly Voices one wishing you'  all a Happy Christmas and Prosperity throughout the New  Year. - ��� , ��� : -   >.   .   > ws  Arthur Jones  R.R. 1 Parksville, B.C.  For the twelfth year in succession  MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR  to all our good friends, on the Sunshmfe Coast  JOHN COLERIDGE REALTY  Georgian Block, Gibsons, B.C.  W&g?M  nsfmas  pits _  The first Christmas cards  were mailed in 1846 by Henry Cole, an Englishman! The  cards depicted a Victorian family assembled at the festive  board and bore the now-famous greeting: "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year  to you."  ���      ���      ��  One of the most plausible  versions of the origin of the  custom of y giving* gifts at  Christmas time is the one" saying it began in England.  In Tthe days of the knights,  it was a custom to hang kissing rings iri the great halls.  These rings were decorated  with mistletoe and beneath  them would meet the youpg  knights and ladies, each bringing Christmas roses to their  secret love.  ^yy^^l     ;  As times changed, so did  customs, ahd roses gave way  for other personal gifts at  Christmastime.  If you wish to get as much  "color" as possible in your  Christmas observance, here's  a novel idea.  Pine cones, small kindling  or chips can.be treated so as  to give off' colored flames  when burned in the fireplace.  Dipped or soaked in a sulution  of various salts of certain metals, cones or chips will burn  with a distinctive color. Cones  w,ill not readily absorb water,  so salts riiust be suspended in  a solution of turpentine.  yj.y?.-;.-^-:* ���������- 7��> ..-���-���* '  Compounds which produce  specific colors when burned  are: red-���strontium chloride;  green���barium chloride; blue-  green���copper oxide or copper  sulphate; orange ��� calcium  chloride; lavender '��� potassiv  um chloride and yellow ��� sodium chloride.  A second method ��� if only  cones are to be used ��� is to  dip' the cones in paraffin and  before the paraffin hardens,  sprinkle with tlie following  chemicals for desired color effect: green ��� copper sulphate;  red ������ strontium nitrate; orange ��� calcium nitrate and  yellow ��� sodium chloride.  *       *       m  The Christmas tree ��� whether large or small ��� should  be the centre of the decorations, place your tree in front  of a window, so that its bright  cheerful glow can be seen from  witiiin and without.  Decorate the tree with balls  of red, silver, blue and green  strands of popcorn and various  decorations that are saved  from year to year.  Be sure to hang a rope of evergreens, a spray or wreath on  your door ���- these signify to  many who pass your home that  you are celebrating this joyous season.  *      *     *  A rope of evergreen requires approximately four on  five yards of rope. The place  yo.u plan to use it will determine the exact length. Next,  you'll need several short  lengths of wire, short sprays of  evergreen, balls, bows, red  berries or bells. Place a bunch  of evergreen against the rope  and fasten in place with the  wire; repeat until the rope has  ���been completely-covered. -The  rope may be craped, over the  door frame, -mahtel, or along  the stair rail. Pick out other  spots where additional decorations, like berries, balls or  Tbells will add to the effective-  iiess of over-all appearance.  In any cases where water is found to be leaking, escaping,  or being wasted, on premises served by ���theyMuhieipal water  service, through broken pipes or other plumbing defects, water  ' ��.���   ���   ���  service will be turned off without further notice, and any costs  incurred will be charged against the property owner;  The Corporation of the Village of Gibsons Landing  IT'S THE POLICY  j. ������������������������������� .  YOUR SHARE in  CANADA'S WEALTH  You can share in Canada's  growing prosperity by  joining Investor's Mutual,  Canada's largest mutual  fund. For full information  fconsult your Investors  Syndicate representative.  Write or Phone  NEVILLE ASTLEY  District Manager  503.640 ^Hastings  Phono Marine 5283  Vancouver 2, B.C.  lm/��ia*��a>r*i��  ���     mutual  pr-CAMAA**)   lit*-.  Canada** Jarful nsafwrf bad  PHicl. wiNHtrco . prficts in mincimi citim  THE JM5ENT  ".-���'"��� *' *  YOU THE  BEST  When you deal with your local independent  agent or broker you are dealing'with atman  who is building his business on tiie service  -he gives ^^^-His^  Because he is free to represent more than  one ihsuranisfe coihpany, he-can select the  coverage most suited to your needs.  It pays to deal with your local independent  agent or broker.  /  ���"������'���'������'     ASSOC^MQN ; a   .,  OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  IJyok -for'-ikie emblem  before yow buy fire?a*to  or   getmci   inaurance.  HE TURNS TO THE B OF U  . If you, too, areTharried Santa Claus, caught in the  Christmas rush without enough time to shop for  all your gifts... take a deep breath and relax.  Just follow Santa to the nearest branch of the B of M,  1 where you can solve your Christmas shopping  problems with a few strokes of a pen. .  There is a practical B of M gift for everyone on your  last-minute Christmas list... for friends, aunta,  uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces ���or for your qwp?  i.youngsters, or your grandchildren, as a special,  extra gift. So drop into your neighbourhood B of M  branch today. See if it doesn't restore that cheery  Christmas chuckle to your gift-giving.  This is one present that  . has a wonderful future  for the sniall-fry.y  because festive Christmas'  passbook covers enclose  the gift of thrift that  ��� grows with the years ...  B of M Savings Accounts  of their very own.    ,  Gaily decorated B of M  Christmas Cheques are  the ideal short-cut to  shopping for the  hard-to-please, to  acknowledge services  rendered, and to put a  seasonal lift into  the youngsters' savings  accounts.  - -*����� * ������������'������x *  T  People like to receive a  practical B of M money,  order in its special  colourful Christmas  envelope because it  enables them to select^  exactly -what they prefer,.  It saves-you needless  guesswork and  disappointment. An  especially practical gift  -  for servicemen at home  and abroad.   ���;.'.  V  -*v  Gibsons Branch:  Sechelt Branch:  EDWARD HENNIKER, Manager  DONALD McNAB, Manager  Port Mellon (Sub-Agency)  Open on Canadian  Forest Products Ltd., semi-monthly paydays  WORKING    WITH    CANADIANS    IN    EVERY    WALK    OF    LIFE    SINCE    T8T7  Note to Empk-yenj       {  Bnghten up your staff*  Christmas bonuses by     )  using colourful B of M.  Christinasdwgugt'*-- ���'  ffn��i!Tgtyncrv..-.ETM.-|irT-i;r -.-���. ���>���^p  mzz Coast News, Dec., 20, 1956.  ��*;^k  'WW*  THIS CHf$lST!VIAS  PRACTICAL GIFT  A GIFT  WITH A FUTURE  Enrol your  Pre-School ���  cliudreioj even the Biaby  in the Credit Union  for a Christoa^s^Gfift.  ! HOBERTS T CREEK  ���CREDIT UNION"y  '.���������������   Phone   :  Sechelt 5>5Q, or  Gibsons 24H  Stores  show  Yule  spirit  Stores of the Peninsula  made special efforts at decoration for the Christmas season.- Every window big enough  to contain as much as a bright  star has its display, and the  bigger windows have been decorated with Christmas scenes  arid figures.  Santas and reindeer dance  across the windows in holiday  ���abandon. Bright candles, holly  and streamers adorn the glass.  Some have gone in for Christmas, scenes as part of the interior decorative plan. With  '{cheerful lighting ..and bright  display^ the Peninsula business places make a gay showing. ���;��� -yy.  Homes are also in the, picture . with lighted trees and  windows, strings and arrangements of colored lights, -candles and wreaths. Everywhere  the Christmas spirit is giving  the'Peninsula a bright and festive air.  THE OLD HOME TOWN  ttefMwttf U l few* OWce  By STANLEY  for n>ew  PARTY DRESSES  EN' ORLON SWEATS  Phone Sechelt 95Ci  you  your turkey lor cook  i?  ing  ���-.>*n-          M  ���L-MMrt ' ''���?"*>���:  Extending our best  wishes for a cheery,  Yuletide Season!  HOWE  NO TRADING CO. LTD.  GIBSONS  J  Planning   a  turkey   dinner  s for Christmas? If you are, and;  you want to be sure it's, a good'  bir<j when you place it on the  ���*  ���- t  festive table,.then follow these>  tips in preparingTthat import^  ant part of your holiday meal}  Be sure all wing-tip feathers'  are removed. They may bej  pulled out easily by pressing  the skin between the feathers-  down to the tips of the quill;  with the forefingers of one;  hand ahd pulling the feathers;  straight out with the other.     ,;.  The drum stick can also be;  greatly improved by pulling  with a pair of pliers as many of;  the nine heavy tendons in each  leg as possible! J  Singe your,' bird the easy|  way. Put a few teaspoons of  rubbing alcohol in a jar. lid,  then rotate the turkey slowly  ,over. !the flame. The bird  should then be washed with  soap in lukewarm water, using  a scrub brush, then rinsed in  clear water and dried.  ..Don't stuff the: turkey until  just before putting it into the  m  PHONE SECHELT 75  Agents for  VOLKSWAGEN CARii TRUCKS  WIUYSMPS  SALES  SERVICE  all #/w^^  WELDING & GENERAL REPAIRS  McCulloch Chain Saws  visit  On   Dec.    10   th6    Gibsons  Landing    Elementary    School  PTA held a Christmas party.  "Christmas71 carols  were: sung,  led by Mr. Allan Child.  Carolyn Anderson, dressed  in a kilt, performed two Scottish dances. Mrs. Vernon gave  her rendition of two appropriate numbers, "Infant/Holy, Infant Lowly" and "The Gift".  Norman Spencer played two  accordion solos, and proved he.  has talent and stage poise far  beyond, his years. Norman won  the, Talent Contest held at the  Elementary School last year.  The party was then livened  - up with a suprise visit from  Santa,   carrying   a   small   gift  . for    everyone.    Refreshments  Were served. Everyone agreed  it was a pleasant evening, and  thaft. the   entertainment   committee  deserved   credit   for  a  ' well prepared program.  Mrs. Ayles, Grade 1 teacher,  ' once again received the prize  for  having the   most  parents  of her class present��at the party.  Jan, 14 is the date for the  next PTA meeting and a good  turn-out is expected, so please  remember the date.  PH  one  wor  held  The Claytons thank all their friends for their interest,,  appreciation and many expressions of good will, their gifts and  beautiful flowers, at the opening of our  n  ryiiMfi***  is   nem  up  A $35,000 B.C. Telephone  Co. prqject in the Sechelt exchange is being held up by  road construction along the  Pender Harbour highway, according to E.L. Mallett, district commercial manager.  The road construction job  was also the cause of occasional interruption of service in  the area during the summer.  A three-man crew under  Benny Frigon wi'il complete  the placing _pf cable along the  Pender Hor.bour highway to  Mason Road during January.  Another 140 miles of iron and  steel wire will be strung down  the highway and Norwest Bay  Road.  oven. Three skewers . should  be used before closing the cavity and a square knot tied after each skewer so the lacing  won't tighten,. If there is not  sufficient opening to let off  steam, ; the dressing will get  soggy,     y  In roasting the turkey, you  will find that the ynng-txjys  can be brought over the back  arid tied to make, a '/rack" on  which the bird will rest in the  Our Best Wishes For  A Merry Christmas  AND A  Prosperous New Year  ,,..-., To The People Of The _,  Sechelt Peninsula  SECHELT BUILEWa SUPPLIES  GiBSON'S MEAT MARKET  THE FRIENDLIEST   SHOP -IN TOWN  Shop Early and Avoid Disappointment  We have a complete stock of 1 urkeys, Hams, Cottage  Rolls, Chickens and Geese at popular prices. Also a full line of  Green Vegetables to tempt your appetite at Christmas.  We would like to take this opportunity  to wish our many  customers and friends A Very Merry Christmas from Ken and  '"  Aileen Watson and Ernie Possett. 7   ;   !��� '7 ���������:':������-! ;*Hs*L.'k&ii  KEN WATSON  Prop  PHONE  52  ERNIE FOSSETT  Mgr,  Our Last Chance To Offer You  Christmas  Never Before Priced So Low!  1657 CAE DUMONT  Carlisle Consolette  21" SCREEN ��� 3 Speaker Global Sound  True Life Reproduction-  All "IMPERIAL Features  Mahogany, Walnut or Limed Oak  REGULARLY $369  XmasSpecia  SSSp^  ?  Phone Sechelt 6  'T���i?*r 4  Haddock's Engineering  Madeira Park  Pender Harbour  -"&  at ROBERTS CREEK  extend to all the  Compliments of the Season  and thank you all for your  Patronage  We Wish you all  AMERR Y CHRISTMAS,  and a  HAPPY NEW YEAR!  TROLL'S RESTAURANT  Horseshoe Bay  Extends To All The  Seasons Greetings  May we suggest,am Ideal Family Xmas Gift  G. E. MUSAPHONJC RADIO  A smart little ma/oitle radio in grey, ivory br  walnut, ��� that will give you, for its size  the Ultimate in Listening Pleasure-  The perfect companion to your TV: $49.50  IF IT'S ELECTRIC, IT'S  GIBSONS ELECTRIC  Complete Television & Radio Service  ������:*  Our Free Gift Wr^jmig  for MEN CONTINUES  If   You're a Last-Minute  Shopper, See IRENE9S -  You can't go wrong!  Ladies ��� Our New Dresses for   -  Xmas & New Years Have Arrived. ;  IRENE'S DRESS SHOP  Phone 35R  Gibsons  OPEN FRI & SAT. DEC. 21 & 22 to 9 p.m.  Ladies! Do You Know?  FINE CLOTHES  If you're "gifting" - try these:  LANEROSSI SHIRTS in a dozen m* patterns  loomed in Italy, only $12.95  Imported direct from Edinburgh, Scotland, these }  ALL-WOOL VESTS, bright patterns: $8.95 "''  Cashmere & Wool V-NECK SWEATERS & CARDIGANS  (Limited supply only)   $16.95  The Finest Selection; of SOCKS, TIES, SLIPPERS  We've ever stocked!  MARINE MEN'S WEAR  PHONE 2  GIBSONS  WE ARE STAYING OPEN FRIDAY, SATURDAY, Dec.  21, 22 till 9 p.m. and ALL DAY MONDAY, Dee. 24  a  The Kiwanis Bingo night  Thursday will be a Turkey  bingo, when 20 big games will  be played aV the School Hall.  JRae Kruse reports that this  will be a bigger and different ���  Bingo night, with no game  prize being less than $8. It will  'be bigger if there are more  players to warrant an increase  or in other words, the bigger  the crowd, the bigger the.  prizes.  For this evening, the admission is $2, and Rae assures everyone that it will be well  .worth while: Again the funds-  raised will be for Kiwanis Welfare fund.  Sunshine Coast Kiwanis  Club boasts a fine record of  achievements during the past  season, in supporting local activities, sports, and direct welfare work. Here are some of  their works:  Meetings with their own  sponsored Junior Calf Club on  gardening and crops; securing  the services of Ted Makin of  Canada Packers for talks to  the young members; .the show  at the fair, with prizes donat?  ed; dances held to raise: funds  for the Calf Club activities; securing talks and films on better stock breeding and manage-  , ment.  v Two nights of entertainment  at the Fall Fair, with full proceeds to the Fair committee;  assistance with prizes.  1 Boy Scouts were aided by  the donation by two local gasoline stations of their entire  profit for one complete day.  Sponsoring local Boy Scout  groups, and holding Scouts'  party; donations to the Girl  Guides.  Uniforms wfere provided for  the PTA sponsored School  Traffic patrol.  In sports and entertainment,  the Kiwanis held a Hole-in-  One golf tourney at.Mainmort  golf course, with funds for  Junior Calf Club. Tennis lessons were given, a bowling  match with Chop's Mops, and  a sofeball game with the same  team, for-charitable work, and  a float was entered: in the Dominion Day Parade.  Other activities include two  church parades, transportation of elderly people to  church any Sunday and on  special occasions, provision of  cars for election day transportation, one member was a  candidate in the provincial  election and one is on the Village Commission.  Fifteen nights of Bingo have  been conducted, raising funds  for welfare work, which��� included: Ten children sent to  the Salvation Army's summer  Halfmoon Bay  BY PAT WELSH  The Wilf Scotts had a nasty  experience last week. They  were returning from Kelowna  along the Hope Princeton highway, when their car skidded  on the icy road and careened  ;into a heavy log-which prevented their going over the  embankment. Both were shaken up and returned by bus,  leaving the car to be towed to  .Vancouver for repairs.  *     *     *  The Welcome Beach Community Association has formed a Scottish dance group under the instruction of Mrs. M.  Bissett. The first practice was  held Dec. 12 at the home of  Mrs. Bissett, Welcome Beach.  The Redrooffs Auxiliary to  ;St. Mary's Hospital will hold  their first annual New Year's  Eve party in the Redrooffs  Hall,  Dec.   31.  ���*���     *     *  Mrs. J. Cooper spent a few  days in Vancouver this week  returning with her daughter  Patricia.  Mr. and Mrs. R. Cormack,  Mr. and Mrs. E. White, Mr.  and Mrs. A. Menzies and Mrs.  M. Bissett have all left for  Christmas holiday destinations  Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pearce  are back from Vancouver and  ���will be   leaving   in  afewdays  to   spend   the   holidays   with  their family in Vancouver.  NTE W   Y E A St ' S ������ E V E  camp;   families  ih  temporary  distress have been assisted  with funds and food donations;  a -portable telephone for use  by-patients in St. Mary's HosT  pit&t was provided.  -A! donation to the Gran-  thaihs Landing community association was madej amodg  othW donations. 7  ���Kiwanians assisted in the  search for an: elderly citizen,  /wife was lost, supported by  fir&nen, Legion and Kinsmen,  iniembers.  Sponsored by theTPt. Mellon Community Association  '   Tickets from *  R. Gill, R. Finley, or Phone Port Mellon 2R  MURDOCHS  . ���    \     'AT  '  PENDER HARBOUR  Reminds you that our supply  of gi��t liinies is complete in  CANDIES - NOVELTIES ��� TOYS, etc.  .>^i*s?��  We Wish You All  A HAPPY CHRISTMAS  ��� '���,-' ���'���������*:��� >  an4 a  PROSPEROUS NEW  ������YEAR!  -Royal and Lilly Murdoch  Vy camiest  \~\o\\aan  (greetings  LATE SHOPPERS  HURRY TQ  LANGS for IDEAS!  We '11 help you choose a fine satisfying .  . GiH^ljat';wiif i^'i^a^^^^^^.  Ligjhters: Guaranteed: from $1 to $6  Pen ainld Pencil set's: $2.98 and up.  by your Favorite Maker.  Smartly Designed Compacts:  $3 to $14.95.  Music Powder boxes $5 to $8.50.  Perfumes, Colognes, Toilet Waters.  Men's Toiletries, all attractive and  smart in Gift Packages. ' . _.  Bath Salts ajud-.Bubble Baths.  Finest Chocolates and Candies.  Dolls, puddly Toys, Games  in a wide price range.  Beautiful Boxed Stationeiy.  Metal's fitted Travel Cases*  $3.95 to $13.95  Watches, Clocks, Cameras  Rlectric Shavers, Men's and Ladies'  Electric Blankets.$29.95  Heating pads $4.47 to $8.95  Pipes, Tobaccos,  Cigars, Cigarettes  P RE S CflIPTI ON  5 FECI A t ITS7T 5  (/SECHELT/B 61BSON5W  SECHELT MOTOR TRANSPORT  announce their  CHRISTMAS DAY DEC. 25  Lv. POWELL RIVER 6:30 a.m.���SECHELT 10:05, a.m.���Ar. VANCOUVER 12:45 pin.  Lv.     . , SECHELT    8:00 a.m.���Ar. VANCOUVER 10:45 a.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER 8:15 a.m. Ar. POWELL RIVER 3:15 p.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER 12:10 p.m. Ar. SECHELT 3:10 p.m.  '   NEW YEAR'S DAY JAN. 1 '".  Lv. POWELL RIVER 11.10 a.m.  Lv. POWELL RIVER 4:50 p.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER,2:50 p.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER 6:25 p.m.  Ar. VANCOUVER 5:35 p.m.  Ar' VANCOUVER 10:50 p.m.  Ar. POWELL RIVER 8:45 p.m.  Ar. POWELL RIVER 1:15 a.m.  C.C.LAWRENCE,  SECHELT MOTOR TRANSPORT GREETINGS  Coast News, Dec.,20; 1956.  Christmas greetings to all my  friends in Gibsons, from Granny McBwen at St. yincent  Home, Pincher Creek Alberta.  A very merry Christmas and a  Happy New- Year to- all my  friends. Mrs. A. Wilander  C&IU* OF THANKS v  I would  like  very  much  to  ..thank all-the kind rpeoplerwho.-.  Kremeanbered  mfr: in  hospital;  also for their acts of kindness.  to toy family at home. Sincerely, Ethel Pearson & Family.  Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. Wright  of Twin Creeks (Gibsons) express thanks for the. kindness  SIT  It is the .sincere wish of the ���-  Totem Realty that you have a  very enjoyable holiday season  and may 1957 be a very good  one to  you and- yours.  TOTEM FLASHES  Always a better buy at  TOTEM  REALTY  Gibsons     r-  BUY A CUTE COTTAGE  THIS CHRISTMAS, well built  on nice large,flat lot cultivated  to garden. Attractive living  room, brick fireplace. Plumb-  and   sympathy shown at the    ing to shower.toilet and sink  time oftHeloss of -Harold E.    Villas  time  Wrihgt; father. A memorial  service will be h^IdTafter Trians  Canada Airlines yfinalizes its  search. T:y- .  'Mrs. Margaret Kihhey expres-  es thanks to the Gibson^,"Volunteer Fire Department for responding so quickly and putting out the fire in the Ken  Watson home.  LOST   yy:... .  ...'    ,-,:,.. .  Will the finder of a Shell Oil  ball point pen please return it  to Post Office. Elsie Martin.  Lost: one extension bracing  bit at Hopkins Landing. (Phone  Fred Utting 1ST. 'a'^AX'-  WORK WANTED L  Village location-::Only $4,750:  $1000 cash with 'balance on  Agreement for Sale.  Many other enticing offerings listed; so if you intend to  buy property while winter season ; prices prevail why v not  drop in for a chat. If you need  a will or other document  drawn we can discuss it at the  same time.  JOHN COLERIDGE REALTY  NOTARY PUBLIC  Oldest Real Estate Office  in Gibsons  Georgian Block  Look for. the Big Neon Sign  Phone Gibsons 37 or 199  20 cu. ft. deep freeze, cheap.  Good Stunning orde?.. Phone Ser  chelt 48, Leslie Jackson.  Fur coat, beautiful brown  "Coney". Cost $��85. Sacrifice  $175. See at The Toggery, Sechelt. T  Bushwbod for sale, prompt  dtelivery, between Roberts  Creek and Halfmoon Bay. L.C.  Emerson Box 71, Sechelt,  Phone 99F  Gurney electric apartment  range, also three used wood  and cokl ranges, starting at $25.  Parkers Hardware, Sechelt.  BOY'S WINTER WEAR  Underwear, Sweaters,    Socks,  Shirts, Slacks,    Jackets, Caps,.  Mitts,      Accessories.  _ _ MARINE MEN'S WEAR _ _  phone Gibsons 2.  SERVICE FUELS  Ran Vernon  R.R.  1    Gibsons    Phone 173Q  Alder or Fir Bushwood  Mill Slabwobd  Sand, Gravel and Cr. Rock  7  Products. N  WANTED  Jig saw frame for *4 h.p. motor. Tel. Pender 594.  Piling and Cedar poles wanted. Phone Gibsons 79K.  ANNOUNCEMENT  In Sechelt, phone your want  ads to Coast News Representative Mrs.    E. Lumsden, 44W.  TOWING AND   FREIGHTING  W. Nygren, Gibsons 13   tfn  WATCH REPAIRS  Watch and Jewelry Repairs  Marine Men's Wear. . Agents  for W. H. Grass i.e. Fast  reliable service. tfn  For Guaranteed Watch ahd  Jewelry Repairs, See Chris's  Jewelers, Sechelt. Work done  on the premises. ' tfn  PERSONAL  Fuller brush dealer. J. Nelson  Roberts Creek.  Phone Gibsons 19Q.  BOARD AND ROQM~  Phone Sechelt 137.'  Room   and   board,   with   T-V,  Bay view Lodg^ Selma Park.  TO  RENT  2 reliable teenage girls wish  local housework weekends and  holidays. Also baby sitting ih  evenings and holidays. References. Box 71. Phone Sechelt  99F.  Man with power saw for hire.  Reasonable rates.. Phone Gibsons 171Y  Spray and brush painting;  also paperhanging. J. Melhus.  Phone  Gibsons   33.      v      tfn  FOR SALE "~~i .  Fresh Do-nuts. Phone mornings for fresh daily do-nuts.  Pick up at R. Miller, North  Road. Gall Gibsons 95B or 7X.  Waterfront cottage at Half-  ttioon Bay. Electric light and  plumbing. Phone H. Sawyer,  Sechelt 55 or 31Y.  4 room cottage in Hopkins,  few furnishings. Available immediately. $37.50 per month.  Phone Gibsons 124Y. T,  2 bedroom unfurnished suite,  with oil range and bath (self  contained) G ^Dsons 114G  INSURANCE  Sechelt insurance  agencies  Real Estate  Property   Management  Insurance  Office   phone   22F  T.E. DUFFY. Agent  Residence 31Q  ���   I. MACKAY, Salesman.  Residence 70F  Fire, Auto, Liability. Prompt  courteous service. Totem Real--  ty, Gibsons  H.B. GORDON AGENCIES  Sechelt  FIRE INSURANCE  AUTO      INSURANCE  Evenings and Holidays    115  Phone        S3  DIRECTORY  TRACTOR . WORK  Clearing. Grading, Excavating.  Bulldozing, 'Clearing Teeth  FOR  RENT  Arches, Jacks, Pump  A. E.  Ritchey  Phone Gibsons 176  MARSHALL'S PLUMBING  TREATING &   SUPPLIES  Phone Gibsons 134,104 or 33  0 and S SALES, SERVICE  Agents  For  Propane Gas <  Combination  Gas Ranges  Sales  and  Installations  Free Estimates  Electric and Gas Hoi Plates  FURNITURE  LINOLEUMS  Phone 3 Sechelt  LAURIE SPECK  HEATING. & SHEET METAL  Gibkons  149  PLUMBING  Macleod's Plumbing  and Hot-Water Heating  2 Qualified Plumbers  Service Anywhere  Fairbanks- Morse Pumps  and Pressure Systems  Wilson   Creek  Phone Sechelt 20M  GIBSONS BOAT WORKS  Boat Builders & Repairers  Phone  Gibsons  11IX  WIRING and* APPLIANCE  SALES  Electrical Wiring  Alterations and Repairs  F. UTTING/WILSON CREEK  Phone   1ST  _ GIBSONS T~  BUILDING    SUPPLIES '  LTD.  'WE    CARRY   THE   STOCK"  Phone Gibsons "53  DIRECTORY (Coniiau��*)  BECKX& DAVIS  ELECTRICAL'  CONTRACTORS  Industrial, Commercial   and*  Residential Wiring & Repairs  Electrical Heating  Installed  7 Anywhere on the Peninsjuda-'r,  Repairs; to  All: Electrical Appliances '���';,'������  Free Estimates  Gladly  Given  Phone Sechelt 69W  LET US HELP YOU  PLAN NOW  For your Construction Needs  All types of  BUILDING or ALTERATIONS  and LIGHT GRADING  Smith & Peterson Construction  Ltd.  Phone 28, 85 or 90Q, Gibsons  ,  B.L.  COPE  Auditor and Accountant  Fifty Years' Experience.  Roberts Creek, B.C.  Phone, Gibsons 22C  WIRING  Commercial & Residential  Electric  Space Heating  Anywhere-oh the Peninsula  PARKER and SIM  ELECTRIC  Parker's  Hardware  Sechelt 51 ��� 130 Evenings  LIFE INSURANCE  Continental Life  Insurance  Company  LORNE BLAIN, Agent  Box 188 Phone 82G  Gibsons  '  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 98F  Home and Industrial Wiring  Electrical Heating  GIBSONS    ELECTRIC  Phone 13Q  Authorized  GE  Dealer  Radios, Appliances, TV Servic*  PENINSULA    CLEANERS  Cleaners for the  Sechelt  Peninsula  Phone:  ���   Gibsons |00-^   ���  TELEVISION  SALES AND SERVICE  Dependable Service  10% Down - Easy Terms  RICHTER'S RADIO -r T-V  Fine Home Furnishings  .Phone 6 Sechelt:    _  NOTARY PUBLIC  Legal  Documents   promptly  attended to  W.J.   (Jack)  Mayne.  Phone 24.  __    Sechelt B.C.  HILL'S   MACHINE    SHOP  Mobilized Welding  Welding Anywhere ��� Anytime  Expert    Tradesmen  Precision    Machinists  Phone 54 Residence  152  FAIRMILE  BOAT WORKS, LTD.  Custom' Pleasure  Craft  & 'Dinghys  Repairs,    Hardware,   Paints  Beach Aye. West.  Roberts  Creek      Phone 216Y  > ��� - ������-  -���. ������        **���*-*��� ������    ���....I ��� ���,-.������������������  Notions���Cards���Toys  Miscellaneous Gifts  THPvIFTEE    STORES  Left of Post Office  Gibsons, B.C.  Headquarters For Wool  REFRIGERATION  SALES and SERVICE  Commercial ��� Domestic  25 Years' Experience  A. M.  CAMPBELL  SECHELT 83Q  DATEPAD  Dec. 21: Gibsons United  Church at 8 p.m. Community  Carol Singing led by H. Roberts. ���  .   . '  Dec. 27: Gibsons School  Hall. Giant Turkey Bingo. 8  p.m. sharp. Kiwanis Welfare  Fund.  Dec. 28: Legion Hall, 2-4  -Christmas party for children  of Legion members.  MAY THIS BE A VERY MERRY, HOLIDAY SEASON TO  YOU AND. YOURS.        ���  Harold Wilson  otem   Keaity  Phone   Gibsons   44  evenings  147  NOTICE OS* INDENTION TO  APPLY TO PURCHASE  y-y.,_:y    .::.��AND7- ���'/'������\'y   X  in land recording district of  iNew Westminster and situate  'X -near Wilson Creek, Province  T of British Columbia. ���  TAKE NOTICE that Phillip  3. Jackson of Wilson Creek,  B.C., occupation Logger, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following  described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted at the South East Corner  of Lot 1379, N.W.D., B.C.  thence East 15 chains; thence  vNorth 40 chains; thence West  ���15 chains;; thence South 40  chains, more or'less and con-  :Mining 60 acres, more or less. ,  The purpose for which the  land is required is future home  sites.  Phillip S. Jackson  Dated November 15th, 1956.      B  Season',  Greetings  from the  VILLAGE BAKERY  SECHELT  '7*  ������A!"  fa?  WeaetA?  for XMAS  - ���"���----%5>,HfJc>  C&S SALES  Phone SecheSi 3  \\|e  can't choose "which  of  t^ese good things to wish  y^���so   we'll    just   wish  ���$     them ALL, this  CHRISTMAS and  -'������NEW YEAR! .  THE BOYS, at  Gibsons Building  Supplies, Ltd.  ,.. cheer to one and all.  may this Holiday  Season be the Eneat eterl  Anderson Motors  ROBERTS CREEK  t-  ���A  '#  SECHELT  LOCKERS  Turkeys-Geese-Ducks  Each Year at this time we strive to supply your Xmas Poultry on a basis of "THE BEST for LESS."  MOW! TAKE YOUR CHOICE  TIMIS 59clb  ALL WEIGHTS  12 to 22 lbs.  GRADE A CANADA  EVISCERATED  JAP ORANGES   $1.39 Box  Full Line of XMAS XTRAS  FIGS - DATES - NUTS  etc-at Lowest Prices  XMAS SMOKED MEATS in profusion  at the Peninsula's Lowest Prices!  READY TO EAT  or WHOLE  Z/A Skinned Hipbone Removed  to One and All, from  FRANK, LUDWIG & NORM  at  isaa Port Mellon news notes  BY MRS. M. WEST  Mrs. Dufour and her three  children  have   left Longview.  to   Join  Mr.   Dufour who   is  working near Hope.  Mrs. 'Preiss, Sr. is staying  with her son and his family,  Mr. and; Mrs, Er" Preiss.  Mrs. J. Thomson took Jim-  mie to -Vancouver to visit, his  igrand-mother who is now out  ��f hospital and convalescing  at the home of her elder son.  * * ���  Mrs. Clement of Vancouver  is visiting her daughter and  son-in-law and their family,  Mr. and Mrs. G. Proulx.  Mr.^and Mrs. E.C. Sherman  (were in Vancouver Friday to  attend  the broadcast   of   the  1 |t W our hope tkat  tni? \_Jrivl$tma$t\rne  v/i]\ be tne merriest  uou ruave ever Known!  Mrs. Nuotio & Staff  FERRY  CAFE  No other words  say it so we!1  U.B.C. choir in the. CBC Parade of Choirs series. Their son  David is a member of the  choir.  The   Christmas  season  was  off to a good start .Wednesday  when the.many friends of Mr.  and Mrs. J. Macey gathered at  their   house   for   a   pleasant  evening,  -*-*�����*-.  OnTFriday evening a dinner  and reunion was held for those  employees who worked at Port  Mellon prior to 1948 for the  Sorg Company.        r  The Brownies* invited their  younger sisters to a Christmas  party on- Thursday and to  watch the enrollment ceremony in which four Tweenies  became fully fledged Brownies  The Tweenies were Barbara  and Bernadette Gant, Kathy  Proulx and Judy Waterhouse,  whose mothers were also present.'  *     *     *  Thursday evening the Scouts  and Cubs invited the Guides  and Brownies to: their Christ-  anas party and film show. A  happy evening resulted.  The Community Church was  crowded Sunday morning for  the annual Christmas program  by  the pupils of the Sunday  School.  Each   child from  the  youngest 3 year old had some  part to play in, the telling of  the   Christmas  story  in   song  and     verse.     The     children  brought gifts for First United  Church  in   Vancouver which  were piled around the gaily lit  and decorated Christmas tree.  The decorations were the gift  of the Women's Auxiliary.  .'���< *���    ��� ��� >x  The    Community      Church'  choir augmented by all those  who  enjoy carol singing will  ' be collecting for the Junior  Red Cross Hungarian relief on  Monday and Friday evening.  The proceeds: will be divided  between the Port Mellon ;Ele-  mentary, School and Elphinstone High School Junior Red  .. Cross.  1 The thixd.-annual.;Christmas  serviceTatT\yiiichv.th.e''s.tory of  the Nativity".will"be told in sequence with readings from the .  Bible, tableaux and carols will  be held 7at the Community  Church at 7 p.m. Dec. 23.  Members of the congrega- -  tion of the Community Church  plan to gather'at the Church  on Christmas eve to sing carols  at 6:30 p.m. This is planned  as a family gathering, there  will'be no set service and anyone wishing to come and sing  casols and join in the social  hour: afterwards will be very  welcome.  KERRY CHRISTMAS        ���-       ���  and HAPPY NEW YEAR I OllCC L/Olirt  IRENE'S  DRESS SHOP  GIBSONS  Again we extend the  Season's Greetings  and our Best Wishes f  ANNE'S  Flower  Shop  SECHELT  jBrerrarmw-ff,-! ��� imflfty  Taw** i'Tg��wi.'wra v\ jmib  According to Magistrate  Johnston, the fog, ice and snow  icombined with Safe Driving  Week, kept motorists out of  the "speed" department, except one .-Paul Johnson of Sechelt who was " fined $25 and  costs, for speeding on the Sechelt highway.  Henry Gilbertson of Wilson  Creek was found guilty on  each of two charges: being in  possession of alcoholic beverages while under interdiction-,  and driving while his ability  was impaired^ He was sentenced to 40 days in prison, and  a quantity of^beer was seized.  Earl C. Lind, who hired a  driver without a chauffeur's li-  .. cense for his trucking, was  fined $10 and costs, and Michael Albert of Gibsons, the  driver, was fined $10 and costs  for,driving without a license.  Albert was also fined an additional $10 for driving with -  a load in excess of 88". inches  wide.  Raymond Rumley of Gibsons was fined $150 and costs  for driving while his ability  was impaired. The attention  of the police was called to his  condition when he operated  the truck near the Legion Hall  at Gibsons, in such a manner  that his wife was thrown from  the truck into a water filled-  ditch. She was taken home  suffering from  shock.  On Dec. 77 two teams:ironi:^  Howe Sound Pulp Diviiwohy.����  trained by Peter Madispn, first yy  aid attendant at Port - Melloh^y  participated in the annual Tfirst.^!.-  aid competition held between  the various divisions of C.F.P.  Ltd. . :'.':������ yy y7'.;\y'y^.    .������,',  The competition was for the7  Ken Marsden Trophy, created  in perpetuity to honor the  memory, of the late -Ken Marsden who was assistant logging,  manager.:-:-.     y.::-'-: :77.'..       '���   7f  Howe Sound  Pulp  enteredX'  two teams; cine 'men's and one*;  women's.   The women's  team -  comprising Joan Quarry, Doris  Farnham. Lila Farnham, Betty-Jane Wood and Joyce Connor, is the only women's team  so far known to enter active  competition in the forest in-*-  dustry in BX2.  The Howe Sound men's team  won  over  all  others to  take.  first   place   and   the  trophy,  with the women's team taking-  second place and but a short  four points behind their brother winning team. j  7. They 7 competedTv-. against  teaiiis7. frorii ��� Huhttiiig-Mertitt  Shingle XiwisiOn;Ebu^eTS.aw-  inills division, (Ha^is^h- Mills  division and Pacific ..Veneer division,; these fielding a total  of five stiffly competitive  teams*        -             V  The winning team was comprised of: Lbrhe / Gregory,  Captain; Cliff Mahlman, Ken  Crosby, Ron Wilson and Leon  Arthur. .     v     '...  TWO  ROBBERIES  Two robberies have . occurred recently, one at the Canadian Legion where about $300  was reported stolen from the.  beer parlour and the second  at Seaside Inn,where $2,000.  was taken, af ter th��'-.'safe Thad  been removed from the premises.; T j .'���'.;  RCMP are working on the  belief the robberies were committed by the same men but  so far no definite clues have  turned up and no arrests have  been made.  Coast News, Dec., 20, 1956.  To Otir Many Friends  and a  Happy New Year  9  anny's Pining  CLOSED Dec. 21 to Dec, 31  Telephone Company  about your telephone calls af Christmas  ��� Next to Santa, your telephone operator will be the busiest peison''  oh Christmas Day. To meet the expected heavy telephone ,  demand, our full staff of local and long distance operators'  will be on duty all day to handle your calls...  These Christmas.calls mean a lot to-you, your family and friends.'"  �� ��� ,.'������-.  and our staffs will do tiheir best to serve you.   *  On long distance calls: We suggest you let us put your calls through  on the days or evenings before Christmas to avoid possible/  delays or disappointment on Ghiistmas Day. ^  When you have placed your call there is no need to contact V w_*  your operator again, 8he will work on it until it is completed.  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  TELEPHONE  COMPANY Coast News, Dec., 20, 1956.  ^WHERE A MAN  JM^h^M^At^ & '*=  Gom0ments of the Season  Hunter's Water Taxi  ��S5  1957 WCTOR-VEKIGLE LICENCES  Effective January 2nd, 1957 ^Passenger and Commercial licence Plates, ITrailer Licence Plates and  Chauffeur's Badges will be available to issue to ap-:  plicants in possession of 1956 licences at the Municipal  Hall, Sechelt, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00  p.ra. daily. Monday through Friday.  Ralph Johnson  ' Village Clerk.  r��*������'  Jo , s    *T5w7T .*��� �� v    /pY    ,; - %     >**���  * ���������   * - '  .(M��f*i��ilfcv ,ls*.*.v  '   T    * "*.*  Happy Holiday!  To One and All!  ������m&  I  SECHELT BEAUTY SALON  COLLEEN and   '", GLADYS  all ���.(Shatter1****'  YES we have it NOW  A LOW-BED  TO DO YOUR  Sechelt ,117 Gibsons 143'  r Vancouver Ta 66i2S  If you have been following  the ^ews during the past few-  weeks you are well aware of  the  fire  accidents that   have  taken place arciundthe Lower  Mainland. A sorrowful condition exists when fire  departments are brought to the public/notice *, only, when fire has  destroyed a life  or valuable  property,    but   unfortunately  Mr. John Q.7 of ten forgets his  constant need of fire protection until' the need hits'rhim  personally ��� that is often too  ���:lateT7-:Y7 "777. T- 'V      xX.xrX X:  Ourv local firemen pray that  they wili never Tpommahd the  public   eye,., through 7circumstances ��uch ^tiie fire deaths  of recent days but do not for-  DO WN the AILEYS  by ELSIE JOHNSON  Star games bowled at Sechelt Bowling Alleys last week  were: Peninsula "Teen, Roger  Lucken 233, Leanna Moscrip  213,' and Doris Solnik 208; Peri-  ^vider^Harbbury Joe Feldes 2#6;_.:-:  an^-Norma Ramsay 2,77; Peninsula Commercial, Orv Moscrip"313. Y  foigh scores for Dec. 10 to  Dec. 15 week were:  ; Sechelt Ladies: High three,  Elsie Johnson 582; high single,  Harriett Duffy 261; high team  three, jPin-ups 2391; high team  single, Pin-ups 872;  Gibsons T Mixed: Women's  high three, Irene Swallow 583;  women's high single, Doreen  Crosby 251; men's high three,  Jim Drummond 573; men's  high single, Jim Drummond  267; team high three, Mirabilia 2525; team high single, Mirabilia 926. ���'���.".-  Peninsula Teen: Girls' high  three, Doris Solnik 563; girls'  high single, Leanna Moscrip  213; boys' high three, Dave  McKenzie 497; boys' high single, Roger Lucken 233; team  high three, Sharpshooters 2410  team high single, Sharpshooters 862. ���*!���  Pender Harbour: Women's  high three Norma Ramsay 546;  women's high single, Norma  Ramsay 277; men's high three,  Joe Feldes 704; men's high single, Joe Felddes 276; team high  three, Strikems 2744; team  high single, Strikems '971.  Port Mellon: Women's high  three, Natalie Addison 589;  women's high single,, Lottie  Campbell 269; men's high single, Ed Sherman 265; men's  high three, Randy Wiren 707;  team high three, No Names  2731; team high single, 111  Winds 1069.  Peninsula Commercial: Women's high three, Lola Caldwell 682; women's high single, Helen Thorburn 267;  men's high three, Chief Cald-  weU 669; men's high single,  Orv Moscrip 313; team high  single, Peninsula Building  1062; team high three, Peninsula Building 3009.  Ball and Chain: Women's  high three, Edith Chester 654;  women's high single, Edith  Chester 269; men's high single, Ted Kurltak 259; men's  high three, Allan Chester 632;  team high- three, Texas Rats  2560; taem high single,, Texas Rats 915.  get that the potential .is always  present.  The following suggestion  from Fire Chief Fred Feeny,  (carried out, would definitely  aid your fire.department in its  efforts to stop such an occur-  y rence here, it would also' aid  them in the plans of attack ion  a fire in your, property,  He suggests^that every own-  ��� er or occupier of ia 'building  (particularly (one  w^h7 more  ' -than one floor) supply Thim  vyith a floor plan ofThis build-  ihg. In this plan show sizes  a^d position of the entrance of  yeach room; any laundry chute,  T vertical ventilating and/or  heating ducts, etc. Also specify  Ration of bedrooms and location of the beds oi* any other  particular place where some  occupant may be in the event  of1 a night or day fire. Specify  tlie number of Adults, children,  irivialids, etc. occupying each  building.  His second suggestion stems  from the changes and growth  in populaton of the area. In  Yjth^ydays when your fire de-  ��� pertinent began we knew almost everyone in the area and  if someone phoned and excitedly shouted "Fire at the Joneses' " we knew where to go;  but now -we may not, so:  ' y On a second sheet put your  name, in the upper left corner  -then draw a plan showing  where you live from some :  prominent place 'such as the  high school; from the corner  of Cannery Road and the highway ... Bal's Block etc., and if  you live outside -the existing-  area of standpipes, show if  possible the location of a  source of water within 2000 ft.  of your building. Send them  both to Fire Chief Fred Feeney, at Gibsons.  In the event of a fire these  plans niay mean the difference  in whether or not there is a  loss of life or property. Help  yourself by helping, us help  you.  .... Be careful of fire and its  potential beginning so that you  too may have a MERRY  CHRISTMAS  fing��ng��tfrfe��* w?*ht$ *<*  ^' e very Merry Chrfclmw ^  *t�� all our friendly customers!?  Elphinstone  Cooperative Association  GIBSONS  ... te all our friends  and wishing yoa  much happinessl  S & S SERVICE  STATION, Ltd.  CONNOR & CROWHURST  CLOSED ALL DAY CHRISTMAS DAY  BOXING DAY 12 to 3 p.m.  CLOSED ALL DAY NEW YEAR'S DAY  t  We'd like to crowd in  our good wishes for a1  V  very merry Christmas  packed with happiness!  PENINSULA LOGGING SUPPLY, LID.  SECHELT  LT MOTOR TRANSPORT, LTD.  Management,  Drivers  &  Staff  EXTEND TO ALL  The Season's Compliments,  Were it not for Polks like You, there Wouldn't be a  Firm like Ours. Good Luck, Health and Prosperity to You All Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!  Thanks for your generous support the past year  WINNER OF TURKEY DRAW  Mrs. W. GILLESPIE  Gibsons Local Association to  GUIDES and BROWNIES  Christmas Dainties  for your holiday serving:  SHORT BREAD, MINCE TARTS, ROLLS,  FRUIT CAKES, LIGHT or DARK, etc.  Order in advance to be Sure.  Don't forget: Extra Bread for your  Turkey Dressing  Senior students of ' jElphib.-  stone high- school have a doll  house on display at the Coast  News, for their Christmas  draw. The house is well madefy  painted white, with green T  trim, and a red roof. ^7  There are four rooms, each' '  with tinted walls and painted  ior covered floors..The corner '���  windows   have   curtains,   and"  there are pictures on the walls."  The house is approximately  4 ft. x 4 ft 8", and has an overall height oi 3 ft 2 inches. For '  convenience   in   moving,   the  roof is removable. Good sized 7  dolls  could occupy  this new|  home. ���.-'       .������"-." y- ������'      r-T7; ;j--XXX  Tickets may be purchased  from any Grade 12 student-  -The draw will be made on Fri.,  Pec. 21. :  ^w^^m^^^^m^x^^^mm^m^s^s^s^^^^mm^mim  .     We Cruise and Estimate  and PAY CASH an) signing tihe Contract.  SAWMILLS PHONE GIBSONS 151  Our Sincere Wishes for ZYour  HAPPY CHRISTMAS  and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR  SIE$f)NS   BArECr  ,    Phone Gibsons 4 *  Taller O'Shea's  W YEARS Eft DAME  MADEIRA HALL  NOVELTIES  ii p.m. to 3  ADMISSION $2  CMS��  Want ads produce results  TOMATO JUICE, Libby 48 oz tin  KETCHUP, Libby 13 oz Bottle  CRAB MEAT, Crawford  CRANBERRY SAUCE, Ocean Spray  MINCEMEAT, Bulk.  OLIVES, McLarens Stiiffed 8 oz  . -. . . ���)     ���,  Pork & Beans Better-Buy 15oz  Crushed Pineapple Malkins 15oz  Apricots Lynn Valley 15oz  Tea Bags Orange Pekoe 100s  Capri Biscuits Westons  Peaches Sliced Ensign 15oz  Mix Nuts T Ib bag  2 for 65c  2 for 49c  ea 49c  2 for 39c  lb 23c  ea 49c  6 for 49c  2 for 47c  2 for 43c  89c  2 for 39c  2 for 39c  2 for 95c  XMAS HOURS  Friday & Saturday  Dec. 21 4cy22 to 9 Yp.m,  Monday Dec. 24  to 5,30 p.m.  Xmas Special  ''"'".-���'���' 4  3 lb Box Assorted  Cream  CHOCOLATES  While  The#  Last  .95  v 20-21-22  FRESH MEATS  Your Headquarters for Fresh'Meats, Smoked and  Ready to Eat Hams, Cocktail Sausage. Sausage Meat  at prevailing Prices.  '-'������ -���'.-���"-���- * ���  Fresh Fruits & Vegetables  Cranberries Cape Cod 11b pkg 33c  libs for 49c  Sweet Potatoes 2 lbs for 33c  Celery ea23c  Potatoes No 1 Gems 25 lb bag $1 09  Jap Oranges per box $ 1.39  Bdle - 2 boxes $2.75  m  IP  HljiwLM  jl.    i   ,.*.:  SOLO MARGARINE       1 Ib. Pkts. 2 for 65c  DELNOR STRAWBERRIES ea. 39c  DELNOR PEAS 2 for 35c  .  Cheese Whiz  16 oz.  ea.    69c  Velveeta cheese  %s  ea.   33c  Velveeta cheese  ��� ��� ���  Is  ea. 59c  Velveeta cheese  2s  ea.   99c  ToXAtt Our  Customers  Old and New.  and a  Canada Dry Ginger Ale 30oz bottle 30c  ��� "-���.'��� .���-���'���'��� *��  Coca Cola reg. carton of 6 36c  Coca Cola King size carton of 6 41 c  7 OP carton of 6 42c  Xmas Table Cloths  XMAS Serviettes  ea 35c  each 19c  17 inch Dolls, Reg $4.95     Special  $2.95  Gun Sets Reg $4.95     Special $2.95  "Z:.'"������   -y While: Stock Lasts.v  "\,  -.A Comraercial engineers of the  1 B.C. Telephone Co. are, undertaking - a comprehensive survey of* the Squamish-Wood-  iibre-Britannia area, designed  to determine telephone service  needs for the,next 20 years.  Undertajdng the project in  the field, now entering its second week,, are W.W. Staveley  and M.B. Archibald from the  Commercial Engineering Department in Vancouver. ���  Discussions with representatives of business and local go  vernment are part of the study  to predict future economic development and population  growth.  The material gathered will  be later analyzed, arid statistics will , be- compiled from  which Company planners will  be able to forecast telephone  service requirements in the ar-.  ea up to 1976. In most cases,  also,' these surveys are reviewed periodically in order .that  the telephone company can adjust its program to keep pace  with local, growth.  are you?  having  last  minute  troubles with  your  GIFT LIST?  IT ARQUND TO  TASELLA SHOP  Phone; Seclielt 29F  The Management and Staff  T-T^'K''--  SECHELT  EXTEND to ALL the  Compliments of* the Season  and a JVtsh for your  Continued Prosperity  through 'tJie.ffiew; Year  The mother bear that is now a trophy on the car1 of Ken  Johnston, Scarboro, Ont., almost made a trophy of Mr.; Johnston. He had shot the two cubs, north of Peterboro, when, turning around he found the mother bear about to spring from a  distance of five feet. He shot from the hip and ,by good luck,  killed the bear with the first shot. He had tracked the bears for  seven hours before, catching up with them.  ince rrewar orrers some  Vince P  id  ff.  aavice on  1 After a busy morning of  helping ladies to" choose the  correct sizes for items of mentis  apparel they wished to shop  for, Vince Prewer of Marine  Men's wear comments on how  much, ladies love to shop for  clothing for men folks," but  ��� *. ��� ���   (\v .  how few knew the sizes required, or how to get them.       7  To help such shoppers, Vince  offers the following guide to  men's sizes:  Hats and caps should be sized or fitted. They do not size  them by inch measurements.  Shoes or slippers are both  sized on the same scale, which  may be found in a pair that  fit. Inside the counter on shoes  is ai number, usually of 3 fig  ures. The middle one'indica  the size, and the last whether  even or half size. #0r example  395 would be a SVz shoe, while  390 would be size 9.   . ���  '  Trousers require two measurements, the waist in inches  and-the length in inches from  the crotch down tlie inside  leg seam to the bottom of the  leg or cuff. If the man isn't  handy, fold the trousers in half  at the top, measure in inches,  and double.  Men's shirts usually hawe  sizes stamped on them. They  are measured in inches around  the neck. In dress shirts, a  sleeve length is important,  mid is measured from the back  center of the collar seam to'  the wrist bone; 32, 33, and 34  are most common. Sports  shirts are usually sired small,  Imodium and large.  Socks are, of ten sized from  shoe sizes: 6 and 7 shoes take  10 and   10]/i socks; 8  and   9  shoes take 11 and ll:/2; 10 and  up take 12 and stretch ees,  which are available in sizes  10 to 13. Another method is to  take a freshly pressed sock,  and measure from tip of toe  to heel in inches,.  Jackets . and sweaters' are  sized by chest measurement  qf the wearer.  Pyjamas, Vince says, come  iin alphabetical sizes, based on  chest measurement: A-32 to  34; B-36 to 38; C-40 to 42; D-44  to 46; E-48 to 52.  Coast News, Dec., 20, 1956.  Gloves are sized by measur**  ing in inches around the widest part of the palm of the  hand, not including the thumb.  Sizes 8Vz to 10 are common.  (Lined gloves should be ordered half a size larger.  Mr. Prewer hopes these sizes will be a convenience to  shoppers, and that they will  help the oft-times hapless  wearer to be more comfortable.  GIVE COSY COMFORT IN  SLIPPERS  from our fine selection  for all the family  DRESS SHOES      to Complete the  Holiday Costume for all  RUBBERS of EVERY TYPE  WI��ACD^  JUCE' JTOEE  ��� Phone Sechelt 25G  CHRIS'S OFFERS  (.AST MINUTE IDEA?  That will delight for always! I  for a Man: Black Diamond Ring��� $25 up      J  for a Lady: A Fine Wrist Watch��� $14.95 up  (Fully Guaranteed���15 Jewels) 7  for HIM: Remington "Foursome" SHAVER- $17.50  for HER: BLACK DIAMOND & STERLING  NECKLET & EAR RING SET- $20 up  SET of RHINESTONE NECKLET & EAR RINGS��� $3.95 up  Cut Glass Stem Ware  Dispenser Sets ��� Decanters & Glasses  MEN'S LEATHER TRAVEL CASES '*  FITTED OR PLAIN ��� $6.50 up  MEN'S SMART WALLETS ��� $2.95 up  CHRIS'S JEWELERS  PHONE SECHELT 96  K^!?*?^fiBfiS*?^:'3:53^Sfe*^7-  ���>  ��*.   -v ��������"!>  i  ik.*.    ~J     ��jauftua*4!&:&*  w j��M%^x)\  v-^r  The Management and Staff At  V:  ^  WISH A  Merry Christ mas  AND A PROSPEROUS  TO ONE AND ALL  Is Wes  STORE HOURS  Fri. Dec. 21 - 9.30 a.m.  ft*  Sat. Dec. 22 - 9.30 a.m.  Mon. Dec. 2.4 -9.30 a.ir.  to 9 p.m.  to 9 p.m.  o 6  p.m.  ���5  Mon. Dec. 31 - 930 a.m. to 6 p. i First boy in a family of  eight girls is given .a nod of  approval by his sisters. The  boy was born to Mrs;. Louis  Gravelle of Callender, Ont.,'  home of the Dionne quintuplets. With all girls in the fam  ily, David Louis, 13 pounds  and husky, was doubly wel-  fcome. The sisters are, clock-  ���' wise: Diane, seven; Mary Lou,  four; Joanne, nine; Jacqueline,  eight; Betty Ann, five; Lhida,  fchree, and Janet, two. Holding David is Irene, 13.  Another v stage in the pro-.'  gress of Sechelt was reached  lastxweek when the Volunteer  (Firemen, now incorporated under the Societies Act, held  their first meeting'in the new  jFire Hall where both fire  trucks are�� now installed after  having < been in temporary  quarters thanks to the patience  iand generosity of Mr. TL^ Hansen of Hansen's. Transfer and  the work 6iy the firemen in  building a temporary garage.  The new-hall has been roofed and a chimney installed but  it is still a long way from completion.   Despite  a   grant for  For Guaranteed  Watch and Jewelry  Repairs ^  CHRIS'S  JEWELERS  Work  done  on  the  premises  WE BUY OLD GOLD  Phone 96 Sechelt  next year from the Village of  Sechelt a substantial sum is  still required to coyer completion of the Hall, Operating expenses and the cost of, new  fire hose which- is badly required.. ������ ' :' y  ��� Substantial contributions  have already been ^received  from Selma Park Community  Association/ Wilson? Creek  Community Association, Wake-  tfield Inn, a prominent resident  of  Wilson  Creek  and  others  who in the past donated labor  and material and the firemen  express their thanks to all who  have assisted.  As the easterly, boundary of  the area served is Dennis or  Tyson Road, the westerly boun-,  dary the west J end of the De  IPencier- property amd to the  north" both east and wfest sides  of Porpoise Bay it is felt that  the residents in the, described  :areas will wish to contribute  tributions should be addressed  towards their protection. Con-  ito the Sechelt Volunteer Fire  Brigaide] P.O. Box 111, Sechelt,  B.C. arid   an . official .receipt  ^willbe^issued.  7   ;    v;; :     >  1 I.Qi0.f. Sunshine e Coast  TLodge^ TNo.76 meets Gibson's Legion Hall 2nd and1  4th Friday each month.  EVERY TOURSDAY  Gibsons School Hall  8 p.m, Sharp  BIG CASH PRIZES  Sunshine Coast Kiwanis Welfare  Came dinner  d  raws crow  d  7 The third annual dinner of  ��� the Sechelt Peninsula Rod and  Gun   Club   held   Dec.   8   in  Roberts    Creek      Community  1       Nail drew people all the way  from  Port Mellon   to Pender  JHarbpur in spite of ,the bad  weather. .;���  The dinner, the usual game  dinner was served by Mrs.  Anrie Gary and staff following grace which was said by ���  Ben Lang. Jim Parker, chairman called on Magistrate Johnston to propose a toast to The ,  Queen.  ,;.   ��� X~~  ���*  . MrVy Parker introduced \he  out of to"wn guests and exee-  *^?-utive members at the head table. Guests were Pres. and  Mrs. Lonneburg, Jack Fox,  Nels and Mrs. Cummins, Al;  and Mrs. Gibbons, Mike Cram-  mond from the Vancouver  Province; Commissioner and  Mrs, Frank Butler, Victoria;  Game warden Roy and Mrs.  Allan, Mrs. Piarker, Lott 'anS;  Mrs. Fox, Bill and Mrs. Rankin, Roy Nygren and H. and  Mrs. Hepting.  Game Warden Allen spoke  of the co-operation of the club  in efforts at game conservation, also that of the local  R.C.M.P. and local magistrate,  Capt. A. Johnston, in dealing  ���with offences against game reg  ���   illations. , ;  v Game Commissioner But-  lerv from Victoria brought the  regrets of other members of  the commission who were unable to accept the club's invi*-  tations. He described ^ briefly  the game population of the pro-,  vince, the result of an official  plane trip through interior  points. He spoke of its value  as a sport, and for its attraction to tourists who anually  spend many millions of dollars  in the province during hunting season. He also mentioned  the increasing value of fishing.  Tables were cleared and the  floor prepared for dancing  with the music of the Mellon-  aires, and the square dance  calling of Reg Jackson.  An innovation  was  a table  laid with platters of game bits,  duck, pheasant, bear, etc., for  , those  who   wished   to  nibble  .w^thr.pugh the  evening.  A draw was made for the'  three prizes. The rifle and  case, donated by Parker's  Hardware went to Mrs. Milt  Lonneburg, the fishing rod and  case from John Haddock of  Madeira Park to Mrs. H. Haddock, and the fishing rod and  cover from C&S Sales to M.  Lor en g. *  VISITS   SEAWAY  As guests of the Seaway  Authority, Maldwyn Thomas  and a group of other Junior  Foreign Service Officers from  the Departments of Trade and  Commerce and Foreign Affairs  toured the St.-Lawrence Seaway project.  Maldwyn says he was very  much impressed by the work  being done. The Seaway is a  ���big project, even by B.C. standards, and is a credit to the  people   of Canada.  55 i/?e <fcvy tfo&y &ro on cff&jo/cyy'f  N E W I  i !  Inis ycjarjr . ^������'xv<;^/:y <, *  the Accent's on Oldsmobile���    ^  the ear that puts the decent 6n you!  ���f{  -     *���* *-*v^  '-'.&!'-  *�����X  Just look! It's the completely new Oldsmobile for '57! The car with the styling that  spotlights you . . . the car with the features.that benefit yoti.... . NEW PROFILE���  longer, far lower to wrap you in high style ... give you' a wonderful "low-level"  ride .NEW TWIN-STRUT REAR WINDOW���an exciting new accent in smarf style  and around-the-corner visibility.PIVOT-POISE FRONT SUSPENSION ,W1TH  COUNTER DIVE���bringing you new precision handling and smooth, on-the-leyel  stops ��� STRUT-MOUNTED INSTRUMENTS���for easily accessible controls- 17(  MODELS .*. . 3 SERIES . . . GOLDEN ROCKET 88, SUPER 88, STARFIRE 98.  In every model you'll find the new styling values���the new engineering values that  tellwhy. .. Only Olds could be so New!  '���;:':-*S  &&   ,  *m*y:  ���v^**;  .sw^-vax.:.*."*-:-:.*.  *~<6-  ���-M.UW.VMWVT ��� ��� .iM\Or. . .'  m '&  M&t  Vmms'akably the accent's on luxury in the  Starjire 98 Series. Available in four  glamorous models. Jctaway Hydra-Matte/,  Power Steering, Pedal-Ease Pdwer Brakes  and many other extra-value features are  standard equipment.  \ ������-���........���..     ...'.. ���.' :.r���..'.,  <&  ������> . m'  l&*-zr  ON  OLDSMOB  ��^WP?9>r,WWV*-J>Si����  ;'^WV^y^^jjnv^rtcw  S^fo' >*  Oldsmobile introduces a brilliant new combination of hardtop glamour and rugged utility to  station wagon design ! Shown above, the Super ���  88 Fiesta.   Two other 4-Door Fiestas are available in the Golden Rocket 88 Scries.  *''^j&X''j&l-&s5&5iit&c��i  NEW   SPAN-A-RAMIC   WINDSHIELD ... a  new slant on an Olds idea for style and  safety!   Over 10 % more glass area gives -  you better, wider visibility.. .and wraps  every beautiful view around you.  EXCLUSIVE ACCENT stripe T . . another  reflection of Olds styling leadership and  your own good taste. This distinctive  "accent" styling is mirrored inside, too,  in smart new Tech-Style Interiors!  NEW Hl-LOW BUMPER .. .functional and.  handsome, too! A doubleTbumper completely frames, the new reused grille and  parking lights ... gives "'twice the protection of an ordinary bumper.  new WIDE-STANCE chassis ... heavier,  wider, with a lower centre of. gravity.  Wider chassis and spring base mean  greater stability, flatter cornering and  more all-round comfort for you.  0-157B  THE NAME THAT MEANS A GOOD DEAL  PHONE SECHELT 10  WILSON CREEK B.C. W. ».*:.**».   *»
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Phorie^ 96 SecKelt
Black Ball Ferries officially
opened service. to TBowen Island Deo. 7, and Gibsons, representatives at the function
were Harold Wilson representing the Village Commission
and-Board of Trade and W-.I.
McAfee representing the Sunshine Coast Tourist and Motel
association.
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' Alex Morrison, Ratepayers
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urban orbit of Greater Vancouver.' ■
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offered full co-operation by his
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islanders arid visitors.
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man George Miller of Vancouver who has spent many sum-
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Thompson, B.C. Automobile association president.
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AND A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! Elect Mrs. Strom  , W.I. members at the annual  meeting in United Chilrch  trail on Tuesday, Dec. 11 heard  For Guaranteed  i      Watch and Jewelry  Repairs  CHRIS'S JEWELERS  Work  done  oh the  Premises  WE BUY OLD GOLD  Phone 96 Sechelt  Coast News, Dec., 20, 1956.  the year's reports showing a  successful year.  Mrs. Charles Strom was  unanimously re-elected president, Mrs. Edith Forbes, vice-  president; Mrs.' John Corlett,  secretary treasurer and Mrs.  N. Morris and Mrs. Dave Rees  directors. A social hour followed with gift giving, carol  singing and serving of tea. The  January meeting will be at  the home of Mrs. Harry Winn.  Juit poppin' in fo w��h  you a very, very  <Merry Chrisfmcul  ALL THE  MacL  eans!  This combined trumpet and baton corps,- the youngest in  Canada, has been invited to perform, at the Rose'Bowl football, \  game in California on New Year.s Day. They want to go, and  hope to go, but there is the matter of raising $4,000 to finance  the trip. Their parents and the town council of Colborne, Ont.,  have their heads together figuring ioiit plans to raise the funds,  but so far they haven't come up with any guarantee the youngsters will be able to go. They have perfected 15 routines that  they are sure would be a hit in the colorful Rose Bowl Parade.  16 million Christmas Trees  it &r ���   *** ��� .  ^;'.{>>i*:Tf:s '���������'-  We ^c^ely h$pe that your holidays =  ;,... *- XX0^:  ipill be happy and jdyfiiM^ and tfcat^^a^j$|gg  *\  and desires will find fulfillment  -  t ' in the new year.  For information on any Standard Oil product, call  G.   H.  (Gerry/  Wilson Creels B.C.  onaid  Phone Sechelt 15E  ^S*^**g^^  The gay and green Christinas tree that brightens the  hearts and homes of millions  of Canadians is the product  of a. growing industry whose  total sales this year will be  well over $8,000,000*.  The Forestry Branch, Department of Northern Affairs  and Natural Resources, estimates that more than 16,000,-  000 Christmas trees will be  cut this year, more than half  of them in the provinces bf  Quebec, Nova Scotia and British Columbia.  , Christmas tree production in  Canada has increased from an  estimated 10,900,000 trees in  1949 to 16,700,000 in 1955.  While domestic consumption  "has stayed:fairly, steady,, -in-  ifcreasing by 300,000 trees in  the 1949-1935 period, exports  have climbed steeply. Sales of  Canadian Christmas trees to  the. United: States increased  from7,400,000 in 1949 to 12.-  800,000 in ,1955.  Approximately a third of all '  Christmas trees sold in the U.S.  come from Canada. The big  U.S- markets for Canadian  trees are Boston, Philadelphia,  Detroit, Chicago, and New  York. Nova Scotia and Quebec  together account for 52 percent of all trees exported, New  Brunswick and British Columbia for 38 percent, and Ontario  for .nine percent.  Balsam fir, the most popular Christmas tree in eastern  Canada, is also the most popular tree for American export.  Canadian exports of balsam  fir to the U.S. have increased  from 46 percent of the total in  1949 to 70 percent in 1954.  Douglas fir, which gets the nod  from most people in western  Canada, accounts for  19 per  cent of the export total, Scots  pixie' for six percent, and  spruce for five percent.  The Canadian. Christmas  tree industry, although becoming more highly organized  each year, still offers opportunity for small but profitable  enterprise. Federal forestry officers point out that 50 to 60  Christmas trees can The grown  in the space and time required to grow.one mature spruce  and the value of the Christmas  trees would be four times that  of ythe timber tree,. .  1 T?*Stump culture" also helps  theT Christmas tree producer  byV reducing the time needed  for a tfee to grow to merchantable: size. A Christmas tree  taiay ?take .12 to 18 years to  |feaclf ,.a six-foot height but if  the triee is cut so as to leave  es ...may Be made to grow into  s spm�� large and;stron^btanch*  es on the;stuihp,Tthese! brjanph-  ..treeS'���Sl^^alble^^r7sale.:.Y 7;TTT  Fey/pe^ Christ  inas trees know what they are  buying. The needles, provide  ttheT best ;means of identification. Try. to roll the needles  between your fingers: if they  can be rolled, the tree is a  spruce; if the needles are soft  andwon't roll, then it is a,bail-;  feam.fir. Scots pine can be identified by its reddish-brown'  bark and short, bluish-green  {needles borne two in a bundle..  The needles of the white  pine come in bundles of five  and the red pine and jack pine  carry their needles in bundles -  of two. Red pine has long needles and a bark.that is light  red, and the jack pine can be  identifed by its short, yellowish-green needles and greyish-  brown bark.  We hope that your Christmas  will be a merry one bringing you  the best of everything you desire  May your NEW YEAR be a  .   HAPPY ONE  TASELLA SHOP  SECHELT  BY MRS  A.A/FRENCH'  ' Lucky winners of the Christmas cakes raffled by the L.A.  Jto the Canadian Legion were:  first, Mrs. Lawarni of Davis  Bay; second, Mrs. Q. Russell  of   Wilson   Creek   and   third,  Mr. W. Leahy, Sechelt.  *��������*>  The annual meeting of the  WA to St. Hilda's Anglican  Church was held in the parish hall and yearly reports revealed a good year. Elected to  office for'1957 were honorary  president, Mrs. H.U. Oswald;  president, Mrs.. C.G. Lucken;  Vice-president, Mrs. GTH. Findlay; secretary,. Mrs. S. Dawe  end treasure^, Mrs. Norah  Macklin. Mrs. Alice Batehelor  is past president.  ��� ��� ���    ���  .  ���' f Leaving Sechelt to reside in  London,   Ont.,   are   Mr. .and"  Mrs. Pete Andrews and family.  Visiting here from Prince  George is Mrs. Minnie Peterson. She is the guest of Mr.  and Mrs. Bob Rigler.  *  Mr. and Mrs. Joe Benner  have moved to the Old Orchard cottages.  ' Rev. and Mrs. D.. Ritchie  arehere from Vancuover. Mr.  Ritchie is taking .services at'  the Baptist Bethel Church.  The Gibsons Public Library  will-be closed nn TUESDAY  December 25, ; SATURDAY,  Decemer 29 and TUESDAY,  January 1.  Sechelt Cycle  v-  f I 9  *  ��� ,. may It bring   V  wondrous joy to your  bletsed Chris*rngs  ;  '~X:  V >��� &.tZ��! W       '-V-V V^7v'X   ~X%m>*\  kzy>m xstores  y      y GIBSONS  May all the  joys of this Holiday  Season be yours!  Our thanks to all on the Peninsula for their continuing  patronage.'  RICHTER'S RADIO T-V  BSBSEE9B3QB3  BBB3HKS Aheerly  ^wsh thol youll     <^^<  ���enjoy o Jocfy  Yuletide Season!  i*  THE STAFF OF  GIBSONS  BY   PHYLLIS vMr HODGSON  With Christmas. only a few  days awayy a joyous,'* festive  atmosphere prevails everywhere with out-door multi-col-  ored lighting effects on homes  and Christmas trees.,The little*  boats and the big boats coming  in with a Christmas tree fastened,high on the mast. Eager  shoppers shop to the tune of  the- old familiar carols. Small  children are looking starry-  eyed and the older ones looking wise, and grownups making plans for jChristmas parties. Yuletide parties planned  include: ������.- A  Open  house  on   December  722 fr&n 2' tUl 4:30 at the hpine:  of Mrs. E.D. Davies, honprihg '  her parents.TMrT^^^d Mrs. J;H.  Connor on their golden wedding anniversary.  ���-'��� yfi-iy^-y^yAyXyx^yxrZ  Open house oh Christmas af- T  ternoon and evening-atyvthe';'";  Wyngaert home oh the occa;^,  sion of Frank and Jean's 20th  wedding anniversary.  MrT and Mrs. Colin Win- \  grave will entertain prior to '  the New Year Eve dance.  A MERRY XMAS  and  A   HAPPY   NEW YEAR  The owners and staff of  PARKER'S HARDWARE  : V  f  S  have enjoyed serving you in their new Marshall  jWells Store and look forward to serving you  again in- th^Ne^T Year T  HW.MI^.W.I-ti.  <���-�����-  ' *S&r*' i >  Jtpt & Phyllis Parker  & Frank Newton  Peninsula Contractors? Ltd.  Wish for All  A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS  and a NEW yEAR BRIMFULL of  PROSPERITY and HAPPINESS  Roy Taylor - Walter McKissqck - Ted Osborne, Jr.  " Joanna Ritchey will be  home for Christmas.'Other out-  of-town relatives will also join  the family group.  The Lome Blains' plan a  family gathering >for Christ-,  mas.day, including Mrs. Blaih's  parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reg  Adams, brothers and sisters  from Vancouver and a sister  visiting from San Francisco.   ,,  *     *     ��  It will also be a family gathering at the Warwick home  with the youngest member of  the family now old enough to  take'an active interest in the  excitement of Christmas.  ' The R.. Nimmos will enjoy  a family gathering with mo-  the|i and relatives coming from  Vancouver.  ? / The   CTP., Ballentines   will  welcome   their   family   from  ~ New.Westminster..   : -,.;���,  X TvM^-.   and  Mrs. TColin   Wih-  Tgrav^TwithT Willo- arid: Sharie x  a^te^ded    the    B.C.    Electric,  ^qhiiidf-wi's������.. party7 in   Georgia  , Auditorium, Vancouver.  .Mrs. |Ed Grant is spending  ��� a few weeks with her daugh-.  , ter, Mrs. Thomas Beynon, 233  ,. 9thy West ^ Cranbrook, B.C.  iMSs. Dave Donaldson is  spending the winter at 3659  West  tl'6th Ave., . Vancouver,  '8.      -'������'���  For a birthday surprise honoring Mrs �� Drummond * Jr., a  fewyfriends met at the home  of Sirs. Pat Morrison. The  evening concluded with ' refreshments, and the cutting of  a birthday cake.  Mrs. R.W. Kruse arrived  home from hospital with a bro-  ther^f or Richard and Janet.  A 7 blazing yule-log and  Christmas decorations of cedar  and'tinsel enhanced the charm  of. Miss Fannie Grant's home,  ���When the Headlands Service  Clul> gathered for their annual  Christmas party. The tea table  was.: beautiful with a cedar  center piece flanked by candles' and colored crystal decorations. Following games and  ah exchange of gifts, tea was  served by candle light and'  fearol singing enjoyed. '  'y-'y ���-��� A A-        ��y ���������   *     .   ��  .."������[.���  M .Mi&r Walter Nygren and  Jttrs^Cliff "Coniior celebrated  their1 hirthdays on the same  day' with a few friends at the  /^ren hattie. ; "''"'���'''",.' T  %ttiHauKia who has returned ii?om Victoria where he  completed an electrical course,  * will resume his duties at Port  Mellon.  One of the nicest teas of  the season was the DeMolay  Mother's Circle tea, held last  week in the United Church  hall.; Mrs. C. Robinson, the  president, , welcomed the  guests.    A    gaily    decorated  Child  ren s party  at Port Mellon  A giant children's party and  teen town novelty Christmas  dance sponsored by Local 297  I.B.P.S. & P.M.W. and Port  Mellon Community Association  will be held Saturday, Dec. 22  in the Community hall.  Door opens at 1.30 p.m. with  program starting soon after.  Students of Port Mellon school  under the direction of Mrs. G.  Wiren will provide entertainment. A draw for raffle tickets*  will be made.upon Santa's arrival. Old St. Nick will distribute gifts to all children up to  and including 12 years of age.  Youngest children will be taken care of first.  A free dance follows from  8:30 till midnight with music  by the Mellonaires Orchestra,  open, to Teenagers only.  M good year  St. Bartholomews W.A. held  its annual 'meeting in the Parishhall on Friday, Dec 7. The  ,.reading of the yearly reports  revealed a successful year. Officers  elected were honorary  president, .Mrs. H.U. Oswald;  president, Mrs. Allan C. Grant;  first vice president, Mrs. E.A.  Mainwaring; second vice president,  Mrs. Bert  Cole; secretary,   'Mrs.    John    Coleridge;  treasurer, Mrs. George Smith;  Dorcas   convener,  Mrs.  Westell; tea convener,  Mrs. Kirkham.   A half hour over   teacups concluded the afternoon.  Christmas tree, scarlet poin-  settias and small reindeer lent  a Christmas atmosphere to the  surroundings. The novelty table was  attractive with new  designs   in novelties   and an  abundance of holly for sale.  The home cooking table was  loaded.with.an exceptional display T.'pf fine  cooking which  disappeared   rapidly.   In   the  evening following the tesl, the  {mothers  were  guests  of the  DeMolay boys, the boys taking  entire charge of the entertainment and refreshments.  *'.'���*'    *  A pleasant afternoon was enjoyed on Wednesday last when  Mrs. Alex Fulton of Hopkins  Landing invited friends in to  welcome Mrs. Elizabeth Baum-  garten   who  arrived recently  from Dueren, Germany to vis- T  jit   her  daughter,   Mrs. .John  Connor. T     ���  T'TMfs.'Ted Hopkins of North  Vancouver, who is convalesc-  BINGO  GRANTHAMS  COMMUNITY HALL  EVERY FRIDAY  . 8 P.M.  Coast News, Dec., 20, 1956.  ing from anToPeration hopes to,  spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Wilson.  Peter and George Slinn,  UBC students, will spend  Christmas with their mother,  Mrs" M.E. Slinn.  -May the spin* of  Christmas bless you  *���       ��� '���''  . end yours end bring .  \ :       '  ." >  you much happiness!  SOLNIK  Service Station  SECHELT  MSW STORE  GIBSONS  '&  another >  person  who knows  goo4  beer  just  enjoyed  a  glass of  VANCOUVER  BREWERIES  L8MITE0  This advertisement is not published or displayed by the   _  r-y: Liquor Confrol Board or by the Government of British Columbia, j*2 A few years ago'^ friend "of  ��$3n��i('"travelled around the  "JBTfficld. He visited a score of  countries and made close-up  stady of many nationalities.  **33se-thing  which  impressed  "32& Hsost," he said, '"was how  2��ueh different peoples resem-  Mefi each other; I saw the  Saroe types everywhere;."  . W�� could go ai step further  fhan that and say that, people  ��re much the same throughout the;ages; that the people  ed yesterday resemble those of  tp-aSayiT       , y  Hot' so many years ago, An-  jftGB-wr Carnegie startled the  "woarid by his declaration.that  fee would be ashahied to die' a  finfUionaire and he, gave away  anoney lavishly. He assisted  trnnfireds of libraries and in  grifcer   ways    helped   worthy  - It conies as a surprise when  we leam that there was an  Andrew Carnegie in' ancient  Athens. Moire*thari*?2(fc <ceat��a>  Ies ago a wealthy Athenian realized, as Carnegie did; that'  wealth was a tt^?that71Se^  is a stewardship, ahd he also  gave away freely' that Whifch  God had made it possible for  Mm to give. '���'���''��� ���:���'���  In  a bbpk written  a few  years ago byR.W. Livingstone  called,     "The T   Page^t '[xot'x  Greece",   he  makes  Ity clear  that the ancients were facing  more than 20 centuries.  Then again, ancient Greece  ��� as well as ancient Rome ���v  had   pessimists.   There   were  thoughtful and sincere citizens  who deplored the tendencies of'  their   times. \ More   than   one  thinker   declared   that  young  people were going to the dogs.  And they were decent people  who'thought, that ^yrfor pessimist ^frequently a sign- of  Sincerity.  They talked  about  the' good' did "days arid prbbab- ���  ly made younger people annoyed.     '.....  , Perhaps we all pve too much  in thepa��t We live oyer again  the happenings of our yesterday until sour! friends think we  are. inr.>burT"anebdptage". A  man I pncei; knew jvas bewailing mpdern7.events  when, he  many of theproblems that ������we]1' suddenly checked himself and '���'  face. They tried hard io;rediieej   said; r\VAfter all this, is God's  poverty   and to curb humsin  selfishness. Manyr ofT^Mf?nie- y  thods^^^strang^Kti^  :Of"'mikfe|n:<ida^'r'^^^i^^os^y';  pher Plato suggested thai th^ly  would  stiver  'lEa&hT for hll  and all for each." It all has a  very familiar ring feven after  >j r. ������,  VERNONS  jp:  - Grain Finished  Guaranteed FRESH Kilted  ,'V7: !  ������    ��� 1    .>  ���"'���'      "     ���'.��� ..������V.v-,7-.    .      '."   .:..  -J:;.--  ���������.'������   :y ,  New York Dre^d or Eviscerated ��� $.  '��rdCTT:'1^0i^T^Ml6-i^%-'Ja6tT  Tlie Fm^  Phiihe Gihsooos 473Q     Xx:  jvrorldahd.we. can le��ve tlie f u-  tl^Tt6:;him." ,;" ���',  Ox^XM^otxcy. difficulties   is ;  that we krtow those who are 7  passing on but'wedo not know ���  ���those iwhb are coming. There^  isa vast host of babies coming;  from  the gates  of birth arid-  they !j^ fresh and eager arid?  promising. For every spiritual-  giantr who finishes his course-  there .is another just beginning;  and Tas_ Longfellow wrote:  "What, the leaves are to the  forest/"' ' ���' '���"��� ���       v    .  That  to the   World are   chil-  dreny"  One writer, points out that;  the year, 1809 took a* heavy  toll of world leaders; so much;  so thati many wondered who  would take their places. Here;  is the answer! In 1809, the fol{  lowing babies were born; Al*-:  fred Tennyson, William Gladstone, Charles Darwin, Abra-;  liam Lincoln, Felix Mendelssohn and Richard Wagner. So  those newcomers were at least  the equal of those departing;  Conipleteiy'hew !$tyhni frcSn^hooded headlam^to/M^^^ for 1957, with-the  most sleeping model-change iri 20 years, asTpresenteMn;&ii^��^ coupe. '^Sky-line"  beadirigdowri the roof extend? into the rear^ecfc/and.;sets "off i^^t-^ri^riitted rear windows with  three separate glass areas. Distinguishing the new front end are the new^'hi-lo" bumper, twin front  fender irocket emblems and-: parking lights adapted from the experimental Golden RocketJInside  there is a hew sti:ut-mouritedcinstrument panel arid a wide variety o^he# upholstery fabrics and  colors.; Me'chanicallyj there is Ta new 277 h.p. "Rocket" engine, improved front and rear suspension,  14-inch wheels and a riipfe;efficient dual-range heater*   '"   ; i   .-   ". Xy.yX �����������'.  Recently I came. across a  poemy by, Lulu E.; Thompson  about the birth T of Abraham  Lincoln in- a little., log chain  on February 12, ���. 18&9;; her^ is  one stanza: ;       .      ;  "Gotrany news��� to :send -along?  No, nothing ever happens here  'near irie, ,, ��� ������ y; '-...���  ' Doggonest place you ever see;  Tom Lincoln- lives right over  there,  In that log cabin* bleak  and  barer���... .���.������'.  They say. they have   a little  babe, _  I understand they named liim  Abe.  Yes,   Sally   said   just   t'other  day  That nothin' happens down this  way.  ��� ��� *'-'_   ��*���       *  Our quotation is by Samuel  Johnson. "We live by hope,  ���if there were no hope there  would be no endeavour."  3;    <����� *~���  ��  f ���A&v*--**  ^as��*~...��.  WI  stalling  new way I  For   Smooth,   dependable   engine-idling,  whatever the weather, beat winter  the NEW way with DMF ��� available dnly,  in CHEVRON Detergent-Action Gasoline^  Fillupfoday���keep filled up at;  etfer  /.  i  *;  V  '$  -,l  1  ������f  " P  v   ,>'  r  -'S,  ������ i'  ;'  t  '^J  1  %>>  f  *ir  *  t  Engine-stalling at traffic lights and intersections ��� in "crawling winter^l  traffic ��� is always nerve-fraying, sometimes cosfly.^Now you can beaJLcqjfo  weather stalling in an entirely NEW way.  For CHEVRON Detergent-Action Gasolines now contain t> M F  < Dimethyl Formamide) ��� a revolutionary new additive to eliminate carburetor  icing.  Recently developed by one of North America's largest research  laboratories ��� and available in Western Canada for the first time in CHEVRON'  Detergent-Action gasolines ��� DMF has been proven by exhaustive  experiments to be seventeen  times more  effective, Jn equal cp^|n|rjitio��^  t4,��- y ��� ��� . ��� ^  than p^r de-icers tested.  MacM iLLAN & BLOEDEL  ''To make the mills,  the camps, and the community  clean, safe and  pleasant places in which  to work and live."  h-A  Our employees are well-aware of the nevier^-.  ending safety campaign in M&B offices^,  plants, mills, and camps. Indeed, it is their/, j  co-operation and care that _helps keep the)]  ���M&B safety record high.  But safety, we feel, requires 24-hour- 7-da^/ ,'  vigilance. Thafs why our Safety DeparM l  ment; people work with community groupar '7  outside the Company, too.   Safety in the)i  home, in schools, in offices ��� everywhere ^ j  is given time and study, with practical))  demonstrations and lectures for the benefm/-  ^)falL.--  Safeguarding the lives and livelihoods oil  people��� neighbours,; all ��� iaa most)1  .V  important industry^ommunity jobt We_a��  glad to help.  MRS 70S>AY AND HERE TOMORROW {  R4B956 Designed for N.H.A.  approval. Two bedroom home  with full basement especially  designed for the smaller family. -If f your 7:lbt siope% ���: TErom  o foacki tiuUd an7 attract-  -y^  THE BUILDING CENTRE  (B.C.) LTD.  PLAN    NO.    1*4$ * $5$  FLOOR   AREA-. .  ?56 5G.FT. PU/$  CARPORT  in  r\  ****-       oel 1^ our wkn J-oi��  ..���_^ _,^_^.^^s^.ew^-^|1^rj;m<;,?.*to <allr  and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all  " THE BOWLERS!  SECHELT BOWLING ALLEYS  83 books have recently been  added to the Gibsons Library.  The titles include:  Bootrroyd:    Shabby    Kingdom.  DuMaurier; . Frenchman's  Creek.  . Gouzenko; Iron Curtain.  ,   Henrey; A Farm In Normandy.- ������'/ '.    _.���.������'������������  Henrey: An Exile in Soho.  Kraus:   Winston  Churchill.  Kaup: Not for the Meek  Launder: Minstrel in France.  Lincoln: Blowing  Clear.  Sinclair:; Dragon's Teeth.  Spring: Fame is the Spur.  Wopdley: Bible in Canada.  The Library Board thanks  the following donors of books  in the above* series:  Capt. H.B. Metcalfe, Mrs.  Huycke, C.J.y Coleridge, Mrs.  F. Crowhurst, Mrs. Ada Osborne and V. Metcalfe.' Others  have donated books in the past  also, for which the Library  Board expresses thanks..  A PERFECT SCORE  AT PORT MELLON  The PTA crib tourney resulted in Mrs. Una Austin of  ���Hillside winning the crib with  a perfect score.Mrs. Hostland,  Jr. was alSo a winner along  with Mes. A-. Gant who won  the booby. Bridge was won by  Mr. and Mrs. McAvoy and the  booby prize went to Mr. A.  Wyrin and Mir. Dunkerby.  ive activities room and 'boys'  bedroom off the rear patio on  the lower level. Lots of room  left for workshop, laundry and  furnace room. Living room  faces the rear for view or privacy, and the compact kitchen  is in the front with the entrance tb the recreation area  from the carport side, thus  saving traffic through the  house. Especially suitable for  a corner lot.  , ( Working drawings available  at the Building Centre, 1240  West Broadway, Vancouver 9.  ��� $25.00 for six sets of blueprints: Write for free 50 Home  booklet, send 25c to. cover  costs of handling and mailing. ���*,  Call in at the Centre and discuss your plans with us.  Merry Christmas to an our friends���  old and new ��� niay it bring the best for you!  * .  C&S SALES and SERVICE  SECHELT  and o Merry, "Merry  Christmas  to  you  ail!  Christine & Andrew Johnsfca^ Violet, Glady, Anne & Hack  CHRIS'S  CHRIS'S VARIETY SHOPPE  SECHELT  *-S��Ix^.S��3  tlie Season of Joy,  and Peace to Men bf Good Will  , Our entire staff joins In wishing  you a Christmas that is filled wiih  peace and happiness!  .. '  PENINSULA MOTOR  PRODUCTS LTD.  It is a genuine pleasure at thte Holiday Season to depart from the  usual'business rou-tine,.-arid to extend'to all our wishes for a Merry, Merry  Christmas. May the New Year bring to you a Full Measssre of Happiness  ahd Prosperity!  Gibsons theatre TThe gaily decorated Christmas tree ���-: traditional symbol of happiness in many parts  of the world ���can cause tra-  gic death and injury unless  careful precautions are made,  warns the All Canada Insurance Federation.  Officials of the federation,  which represents more than  200 fire, automobile and casualty insurance companies in  Canada, said Christmas ' trees  and decorations were potential fire hazards and should be  chosen with extreme caution.  Children's toys, too, should  be chosen with care. Chemistry sets, firearms and toys requiring kerosene and other inflammable liquids should not  be given to young childrep. In  addition, the use of such toys,  should be supervised by adults.  To help minimize the dan*:  ger of fire and accidents during the holiday season, safety  experts recommend the following precautions:  1) Choose a small tree rather  than a large one.  2) Keep Christmas trees and  We wish you every joy  and blessing of this happy  Christmas Season!  WYNNE,' RUTH, JEAN  HoWe Sound 5. &  r  (V  ^HF  LEO JOHNSON and STAFF  Sechelt Automotive  Service, Ltd.  M��y your Christmas be surrounded,  by all the blessings and joys of this  festive Holiday Season!  CO. LTD.  SECHELT  boughs outside as long as possible; remove them from the  house as soon as needles begin to fall.  3) Never place trees or other  decorations in front of doorways, staircases or near, fireplaces. -      .     7'  4) Whenever possible, ��� use  b pot of water as foundation  for treel ,  '    5) Christmas presents should  not b^, placed under trees until- Christmas Eve; -elaborate  wrappings should be removed  and disposed of as soon as possible. /  ���v.  6) Never use candles as tree  decorations. ���-       !���'���*.  7) Keep burning cigarettes,  cigars and -portable heaters  away from trees.*  8) Re-arrange electric tree.  Jights" when they- start to dry .  Out the tree needles.  9) Check to see that electrical decorations do not''overload'  circuits.      -  10) Decorative lights should  be turned off when house'is unoccupied.        .' . * ... .\   .  11) Keep children away: from  open; fireplaces and stoves.  '- 12} Avoid accumulation of  grease in Ovens and-stove burners:  \  Santa Claus, gets a chance  to hear some secrets from.CBC  television dancer Marilyn Robertson, but the young lady oh  the right is becoming inciSeas-  ;ingly dowhcrest-. at the time  he's spending with Marilyn.  to  Editor:  I  feel that  I  must  send you a.few words of greeting.   We  cannot  give, up  the  Coast News as it,brings us the  . news of so many good friends  ^and your editorials would be  missed too. You certainly know-  how to hit the spot in matters  pertaining to the public good.  Of course we've beeri on the  move.very much since coming  here; how ever our reconstructed church was dedicated'last  Sunday by the president of the  B.C. Conference,..after  voluntary   workers   "carrying 7 on"  operations, mostly at weekend5  for the past three years. Xt is  a delight to the eye and ^ell  planned for Jail activities, f  When you are up this v��ay, -,  look in. The manse is at-$55  Mauson. With hearty greetings  to, your good lady and yourself from both of us, which  please pass on to other fqlks  as you have the-opportunity.'  Yours cordially,  Rev. R.E. Ketnpy  Box 148, Cranberry: Lakey^C.  .���. _ yJ|'-v; ;  Editor: Through tlie medium  of your valuable little paper,; I  would like to get the following information from someone  'c better informed than myself.-  Why  are we not   asked)'to-'  send help to the Egyptians,^-as  well as the Hungarians?- Tf  I have thought quite aTjjlot.  about this, but can find no7|ea-  sbnable answer. Human bei-rigs  are human beings, the w^rld  over, and from all accounts,  the Egyptians are in as bad?ay  plight   as ,the Hungarians, f      N  Could Tit be?? Well! I won't  guess any more. Maybe sojiie-  one can give the right answer.'  Jen Monufret  WILSON CHEEK PARTY  The Wilson Creek Community Club sponsored a Christ-  msa party Sat. Dec. 15, at Wilson Creek Hall for children  of the Davis Bay school.  The   children   presented   a  Nativity play,; under the  dir-  Coast News, Dec., 20, 1956.  ection of their teacher, Mrs  Seymour and Santa distribut  ed gifts from the tree."  The entire community con  tribiited to-make the evening  possible.  Bright and cheery  greetings to all of  you from all of us!  HASSAN'S  PENDER HARBOUR  ,*...urAii  Merry ChrUimaH Time!  >Jvfc   Eangs iforugy Stores  SECHELT  GIBSONS  '^  Editor: We have now served ���  our six months apprenticeship  as  a   credit  bureau  arid "can  '��� ".".V '  now   qualify  for  membership  in the big National Retail Credit    Association,    a    continent  wide   organization with branches in all important points iri  British   Columbia   and   eirery  other Province in Canada 'and  every State in the U.ST;T|   "  ,-w -. By   close   co-operatibnyithe  "dead  beat"   can   be  stopped  from carrying on in other pla- '  ces  as he may have done? in  this   locality.   This   willy: &dd  great   strength   to  our  organization and make it even niore  an  association   to  protect; ithe  merchant. "Your paying hab- ���������  its   govern   all   future   credit  with our members" will mean  justs what it says. y  B.L.  Cope,  Manager.  yjo'lij gooe> wisnesr  ,  \ov a C-nrijtmciff.  . *       ~vi     ��5T- * .',V "S-   -  as $ot\\ ana sparkling *  �� ..  as tKe decorations  on tjour  '%  ���A  j  ife  n  'I-A  'i.   f  77  GIBSONS  1  irr'"iiiii'   'iTn'Miiwirnt  uajlmwhi.u., iiiiiii>i��iii il   .. ^aii^i^'l

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