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SERVING THE GROWING SUNSHINE COAST
Pollution
fears are
expressed
Disturbed by a Gibsons council report prepared by Martin
Dayton^ professional engineer,
on   a   sewage   system   for  the
village which it was maintained would dump raw sewage off
Gospel Rock area and thus
spoil Gower Point beaches,
drew letters of protest from
Gower Point residents. They
were E. H. Burritt, ' Mr. and
Mrs. A. F. Fisher, Mr. and Mrs.
R. M. Whitla, Miss H. Hinder,
M. A. Thatcher and Fred J.
Fisher.
Chairman-elect Fred Feeney,
Gibsons representative on the
Regional board said raw sewage would not be poured into
the area involved. Mr. Dayton,
he said, had conferred with the
pollution control board when
making out his report for Gibsons council and what appeared
in the report had received the
pollution board's concent. Mr.
Feeney added that the pollution
board is opposed to pollution of
beaches.
Writers of Gower Point letters regarded the idea of raw
sewage being allowed to enter
Straits water as infamous and
repellant.
Director Feeney said Gibsons
council was well - aware of the
situation. He added that the engineer    had -. observed    proper
procedure   by  "conferring   with-
the pollution'control board,-The,,
problem he sdid must becdrisi-f
dere&un<,relation 4o4c6stisC_The;.
pollution board had agreed on
Gospel Rock but.no raw sewage would be allowed to reach
the waters off the rock. - There
would be a chlorination treatment plant.
Gibsons council some months
ago discussed a possible $750,-
000 sewerage system which
would entail a downhill system
to a low level trunk sewer
which would move the sewage
around the bay to be expelled
in the GOspel Rock area. Owing
to lack.,of financing possibilities
the matter has been shelved.
Director Feeney^: asked why
the letter writers did hot approach Giibsons council with
their complaint. Director Frank
West pointed.. out that they lived outside Gibsons so wrote the
Regional District board, their
only representative organization
at present.    T-'
ton
Leaseholders irkdd
by buckpassing
People living on Indian reserve lease lands are disenfranchised people, Director Adele
deLange, Sechelt's represntative
on the Regional- District board
said when discussing recent
troubles on such leased land at
the Regional District board
meeting in Friday night.
Her complaint was that leased land residents got a complete run-around from the departments who could have offered help during the recent
stormy weather. The Indian Affairs department in Vancouver
said it was up to the Indian
council to act. The Reserve Indians with the aid of a cat machine pushed gravel to form
dikes which were temporary
help.
The
asked
ed they had a good casef;but
owing to an order-in-council
passed by the provincial /government legalizing the collection of land taxes, he couldtnot
be of any help. Even roads
department Minister Phil Gaglardi said he could do nothing
for such residents because it
was private land, Director deLange reported.
The Regional District board
decided to explore the reason
for such a situation and strive
to get some clarification.
Director Feeney mentioned
that one of the stumbling blocks
Gibsons council found was that
Checkwelp Reserve Indians, just
outside Gibsons, would have
nothing to do with the municipal
ity entering the reserve unless
it was given a share of the taxes plus the lease money.
Chairman Watson speaking to
Director <jeLange's complaint
said there was- a tremendous
inequity and it was a case of
buckpassing. The board learned
that leases for front lots were
$60 and rear lots $50. A lot, was
assessed at $3,700 on. ^which
something like $178 was paid in
taxes. The right, ■ to ^collect .such
tax under '_the\"^circumstances
was     challepged^;by'■; varjojis
speakers.   - ^ W^- 7i -'Hal'
" Mention was, made" of,a ease.   i.
b^w'et^lH^aiis^an^
erhmeftt 'in: the /Lyttoh   area
open
Sechelt's garbage dump entrance has been cleared so traffic can use dt, it was announced at the Regional District
board and a sign directing to
the dump will beierectedshort-
ty. ';>'-.' ':;.'::: '•-  ' .'■:-'•-,
As regards the; Pender Harbour and Gibsons area dump
areas, the board will seek a
speedup on legal work involved.
One- letter from the forestry department maintained it would
take a period of eight months
before a lease could be prepared for the Pender Harbour
dump property. This could also
affect the Gibsons airea dump
and would put a block in the
way of proceeding with the
Gibsons area garbage bylaw if
the land could not be used.
roads department was
to remove fallen trees
across the roads they used. Apparently one huge log was sawn
and removed.
Director deLange maintained
they were disenfranchised people, paying taxes but getting
nothing in return. The land tax
was, collected by the "provincial
government. ,The residents of
the, .jiryolved' area .at Wilson
Creek have no ;water, light pr
sewerage in spite of the taxa-
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tion-they* pay...  . -,-        ..     - -, -
."She-, informed Jth^bosut*|.< of... a
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denied;in lowehpourts; went to where' the";IndianVchave ,man-
aT'higher,' court -ih\ftew rWest-^ aged * to" "circumvent  provincial
minster, where the judge argu- laws. ,                                ^ "*
Teacher pay up 7.62 j$
tional, but the effect of the two-
year 1966-67 ^teachers salary
agreement ^sighed in 1965 was
to leave the Sechelt iteachers'
1967 salaries about 1% to 2%
lower than might have been expected in view of the usual pattern. Sechelt teachers agreed
upon a 6% increase in the second half of the two-year agreement, whereas the provincial
average increase for 1967 was
T¥z to 8%. Subsequently, the
board unilaterally offered a
lV_t% increase to bring the 1967
Sechelt salaries into line but
this offer was declined by the
teachers. , During - the arbitration hearing, the board offered
a5%% increase for 1968.
The 1968 salary scale, as fixed by the arbitration board,
ranges from $3,800 for EC *each
ers to $11,690 for teachers at
the maximum of the PA (Masters) scale. Salaries are generally $100 to $300 lower than those
requested by the teachers. Increment patterns were shortened in the PA and PA (Masters)
columns and now all scales except EC have 10 increments.
The overall increase in payroll costs equals 7.62% or $60--
660. Bearing in mind! the fact
that salaries in 1967 were VAl to
2% low, as explained above,
this reflects a real increase over
Published at Gibsons, B.C.
Phone 886-2622
Volume 21
Number  49,  Dec.   21,  1967.
10c per copy
{pom the Coast News staff
PLANS AT COAST NEWS
Contractors who desire to - examine plains and specifications
for construction of the. Senior
Citizens Housing project at Sechelt will be able to examine
them at the Coast News office
where a set has been placed
by Canon Alan Greene. These
plans and specifications can be
examined but not taken away.
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The arbitration board has
handed down its decision in the
matter of the arbitration of the
salary dispute, between the
board of school trustees of
School District No. 46 (iSechelt)
and the Sechelt Teachers' Association.
At the request of the teachers
the arbitration was confined to.'
three matters:
(!) The teachers requested
increases in .. salaries which
would have increased total payroll cost by approximately 10%.
This would have cost about $80,-
000.
The teachers' requests included the introduction of a new PE
scale, not recognized by the department of education, and shortening of the increment patterns
in the EB, PA and PA (Masters)
columns. Requested increases
ranged from a high of 17.6% for
.EC teachers, down to 5.8% for
those on the EA maximum. Salaries would have ranged- from
$4,000 for EC to $11,850 for PA
('Masters) maximum, the latter a 15% increase.
(2) The teachers also requested increases in supervisory allowances, which would
have increased the cost by approximately $10,000, or approximately 40%.
,(3) The teachers requested
that university training bonuses
for attendance at summer
school be paid in September,
rather ^ than in December, and
in the amount of $50 per unit
of credit achieved rather than
in the amount of tuition fees.
This would have resulted in an
estimated 50% increase in payments, costing approximately
an additional $1,250.
The arbitration board's award fixed,, the 1968 salary scale
at a level which brings it more
into line with salary scales in
the neighboring school districts
of Howe Sound and Powell River, although Sechelt salaries
will still be generally lower
than in those districts. This type
of relationship has been tradi-
(Continued on page 5)
POST OFFICE HOURS
Here are Gibsons post office
hours during the holiday period:
Open every day this week until  5:30 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
A:^Muu\inffliiwiuuwnmn«mui_iMiuiiuuu!iuiiiuuuHn^
CAN YOU HELP?
Will (the person who on
Tuesday picked up. a box
of Christmas gifts on the
4:30 p.m. ferry to Langdale
please phone 886-9358.
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(By MARIE FIRTH)
It is a big step from the small
library started many" years ago
by the PTA'_and the private library run by Mrs.. A. French
in .her home,, to the bright, modern building; that is the result
of the Sechelt Centennial project. The Sechelt Centennial Library was officially opened at
2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 by Honi
Isabel Dawsori~ minister without
portfolio. '       ';
Mrs. A. Dawe, chairman of
the Sechelt committee, was excited and pleased to welcome
those present at the culmination of her dream, and thanked
Mr. Norman Franklin for the
excellent job he had done in the
building and construction. Also
the Sechelt and Sunshine Coast
Lions who were responsible for
the excellent job of painting the
interior of the building.
This new Library building was
a joint effort on the part of the
Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay.and Redrooffs committees and is a tribute to the hard work put in by
them in raising the necessary
funds. The Sechelt Girl Guides
also worked for this goal and
contributed $60 to the building
fund.
Mrs. Dawe then asked Canon
A. Greene of Redrooffs to bless
the event. Following the- prayer-
the cement slab inscribed with
the Centennial motifs and dates,
and containing coins, newspapers, etc., was laid in the cement floor of the entrance by
Mr. Norman Franklin. Chairman of the village council, Mr.
Swain, spoke, gaving credit, to
Mrs. A. Dawe and all the other
workers who had contributed
so much.'
Hon. Mrs. Dawson then cut
the white ribbon across the
doorway    and    presented    the"
heads of the various committees
with pieces as momentos. Mrs.
Dawson said that she thought a
Library an ideal community project that will serve as? a heritage for the young and old alike
in the future.
The Premier and executive
council of B.C. sent best wishes and Mr. L. J. Wallace, as
chairman of the provincial Centennial committee, sent regrets
that he was unable to attend.
Mrs. Dawson extended season's
greetings to all.
Mr. Swain thanked the librarians, the Girl Guides and others who helped to move the
books and set them up again on
their new shelves. Mr. E. Surtees, chairman of Halfmoon Bay
committee, expressed his appreciation of the way the three
committees worked together
and co-operated on a worthwhile
project, and thanked everyone
concerned. Canon Greene, chair
man of Redrooffs committee also voiced his appreciation.
The new building is light and
airy and provides lots of room
for browsing and with the enlarged space, it is hoped to
supply readers with a much
larger selection of good material. An original Emily Carr
painting adorns one wall while
four color prints of old time
sailing vessels give a touch of
color to the opposite wall and
seem very suitable for a village
by the sea. After the ceremony,
all were invited to St. Hilda's
Hall for tea.
CHILDREN HELP FUND
The kindergarten classes of
Mrs. S. Bujan at Gibsons Elementary school last weekend
staged a presentation for their
parents and collected $12 for
the Cup of Milk fund.
A petition opposing the. highways department proposed
route for the Gibsons bypass
from Langdale to the region of
Seaview Cemetery is being circulated.
Residents of the North' Road
area between Reid Road and
Sunshine Coast, highway as far
as Seaview Cemetery are petitioning the highways ■ department to reconsider the location.
r As recently surveyed, according to the petitioners, the location line cuts through Elphinstone High school land and Brothers Park. There are now two
road's available, in the area,
Re.d road and the highway with
no - expropriation -probabilities
involved.
-The-situation is describee! as
upsetting to" people with property , on the 7 surveyed route
which in one place is reported
to..go;,right, through one house
and cut off part of one other
home...,      - - '■■■:.    :    .
■Ratepayers in" the area cannot understand the rOacfe department taking in school, board
land and part of Brothers park,
which . have had considerable
money. spent on them by taxpayers and Centennial contributions. -.-■■>
The petition when completed
will be sent to "authorities 'in.
Victoria.    ''7V;77:7    „:;^'..'■■'',■ •
The Sunshine Coast; Itegionar
District- board-.also entered the
fray 'concerning the location of v,
th'etf-SGij&sc^f^
t«kniLangdale to the" Seaview
>At-its Friday lii^t'nierting
it was decided to ask the provincial planning board just
where; this road was to "be;; located. Board "members expressed the opinion that they ...did:..
not expect to get much _.eh>7
from that departmfent as>, there
had been ^ no reply from the
planning board to a letter on
another subject, months ago.
It was also felt that placing
the road, according to present
reports, on land between the
Sunshine Coast highway and
Reid road would be detrimental
to the future plans of Gibsons
municipality. Retiring director
Eric Prittie felt that the trans
mission line property, a provin-
cially-owned area already clear
ed would be the moist direct
route to Sechelt that could be
obtained. Director Cliff Gilker
thought it a silly move to divide lands beween the highway
and Reid road.
Gibsons Centennial project-
constructed in Kinsmen Park,
was turned over to the village
council in a ceremony Monday
at the Municipal Hall
Chairman Wes Hodgson accepted on behalf of council,
keys signifying the completion
of the. project costing $6,800.
Members of the Centennial committee can now file for the provincial Centennial grant. The
federal-provincial grant totalled
$2,608 and another $2,000 was
contributed by Gibsons council.
Sometime next year there will
be a public function at which
the Centennial project will be
dedicated for public use. Councillor Ken Goddard is chairman
of the Centennial committee
and took part in the handing
over ceremony on Monday.
The Centennial committee includes Chairman K E. Goddard,
secretary, Don Hauka; and
members James A. Cramer,
Mrs. J. E. Lee, Norman I,.' Peterson, Wes B, Hodgson and
Fred  O.  Feeney.
The consulting engineer was
R. Allan DeBou and the contractor, Aldo Piovesan of Pio-
vesan Bros., Landscaping and
Swimming Pools. Coast News, Dec. 21, 1967.  Christmas Greetings to all our  friends from St. Mary's Auxiliary, Sechelt.  Mr. and Mrs. .Tack Morgan  Mr. and Mrs. Louis Benner  Cliff and Glenna Salahub  Eric, Ina Grafe and girls.  Dr.-and Mrs. Bill Stuart.  Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hall  arid girls.  ���Tack and Lee Redman.  iSam and Ada Dawe.  Art and Mary Redman.  Henry,  Louise  Christensen  and boys.  Ervin and Dianne Benner.  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hill.  Bill anrf Jessie Youngson  Howard and Eleanor Carter  Dick. Vona Clayton, Richard. Neil, Janet and Grant.  AT   and   Rosa   Swar   and  faimily.   7  Les,   Mike   Jackson   and  family.  Harry and Gladys Batche-  lor.  Mrs. Isabella Cox.  Walter and Irene Rurtnick.  Mr.   and  Mrs.   J.   G.  Le-  Qiume  Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bligh.  Eve and Orv Moscrip.  Mrs.  Zilphia  McCrea.  ...Willie, and Julie Steele.  Mrs. Christina Crucil.  Fred. Tova Jorgenson, Susan and Penny.  Ed and Celia Messner.  Sonny, Audrey Benner and  family.  Bill.   Beulah   Lawson   and  family.  Les and Polly Chamberlin.  Norm ari<j Marg Burley  Leo,   Elsie   Johnson   and  family.  Ray,    Shannon    Stoefewell  and family.  Standard Motors,  v  Richter's Rentals  Gunnar,  Phoebe and Sandra Hansen.  Jim and Phyllis Parker.  In lieu of Christmas cards  a donation has been sent to  the Sechelt Auxiliary to ....St.  Mary's Hospital Memorial  Fund.  Weddings   Hall turns  fairyland  HAIG ��� COLERIDGE  The Church of His Presence  at Halfmoon Bay, was the scene  of a pretty wedding on Dec. 2  when Irene Coleridge of Gibsons, and Ronald Haig of Hopkins Landing were united in  marriage, Canon Alan Greene  officiating.  The bride who was given in  marriage by her brother Roy  Ramsay of Winnipeg, chose an  ensemble of cornflower blue  and silver brocade with a hat  of white feathers. She carried  a cascade of white orchids and  pink sweetheart roses.  Her attendants were her two  daughters, Mrs. Bruce Crutch-  field of Quebec City was her  matron of honor,who chose turquoise and gold brocade with  matching accessories and carried a cascade of red sweetheart roses. Miss Kay Coleridge  was the bridesmaid and she  chose ivory and gold brocade  with matching accessories and  carried a cascade of yellow  sweetheart roses. Mr. Fergus  Haig, brother of the groom was  best man.  The reception was held at the  home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Freer  at Soames Point, the rooms being decorated with cut flowers  and potted mums. The toast to  the bride was proposed by Mr.  Eric Inglis who also read cables  and telegrams received from  England, Wales and Quebec.  For   going   away   the   bride  chose a knitted wool dress in a  shade of American Beauty. Out  of town guests were Mr.  and  Mrs. Graham Harrison and fam  ily, daughter and son-in-law of  the groom;  Mr. and Mrs. Roy  Ramsay and, Mrs.  W. BlOdgett  of Winnipeg; Mrs. Lorna Buch-  oltz of Kelowna, Mr. and Mrs.  Peter Lakes, Mr. and Mrs. Euclid Pelletier, Miss Elsie Walker and Mr. and Mrs, Richard  Laird, all of Vancouver.  Stepping    from    the    wintry  Lower Roberts Creek road into  the Legion Hall on Friday morning, guests were forced to pause  with   exclamations   of   admiration   at   the   transformation   of  the large and festive room. Everywhere were signs and symbols  of the  Christmas  seasan,  their sparkle and color enhancing the tea tables and stalls     ���  Great green boughs, original  poinsettias  and bells were but  part of the decorations and revealed the cunning of Mrs. D.  Marshall's   artistic  hand.   With  another  artistic  hand,  that  of  Mrs.   C.   Beeman,   her   co-convenor, and the able help of other members, the hall- had become a winter fairyland.  On hand to greet the guests  was Mrs. Stan Rowland, the  president '  Those taking part were Mrs.  J. Shields at the door; Mrs. M.  Tihb   and  Mrs.   J.   Mcllwaine,  novelties;   post office,  Mrs   G.  Mould;  home cooking, Mrs. B.  Clark and Mrs.  R.  Cumming;  the greenery table, Mrs. B. Baba;  expert kitchen and serving  Mrs. M. Leask, Mrs. V. Swanson,   Mrs.   Marshall   and  Mrs.  Beeman;  pouring, Mrs. B. Rutherford   and  Mrs.   N.   Ewart.  Mrs.    L.    Flumerfelt   was   in  charge of tickets for the draw.  The  doll  was won  by Mr.  J.  Shields,    and    the    Christmas  cheer by Mrs. O. Blomgren and  Don  Sleep.   Mrs.   A.   Crawford  won the door prize.  Wev wish all our Sunshine  Coast friends a Very Merry  Christmas and a Happy New  Year.  EARRING FOUND  A pearl and boreallis earring  was found at the Sechelt. Hospital Auxiliary Smorgasbord.  Owner please phone Mrs. O.  Moscrip, 8��5-S3i22.-  >V  SEAVIEW MARKET  Roberts Creek ��� Ph. 886-2467  REGULAR HOURS 9 to 6 ��� SUNDAYS 1 to 5  SUNDAY, DEC. 24, 1 to 5 and DEC 31, 1 to 5  CLOSED CHRISTMAS and BOXING DAY  also NEW YEAR'S DAY  ggmg  (By  JULES  MAINIL)  The flower garden in front  of the old house must be dug.  Not my words; my wife's words,  and I aim afraid that she means  them. Now, I not only hate digging up flower gardens, but I  absolutely refuse to do so; it  is one of those inexact, indefinite jobs that seems to satisfy  the feminine mind but drives  a man right up the wall. Relations are going to be strained  for a while.  Why one plant that looks perfectly good should be ruthlessly rooted up while a plant next  to it, which never amounted to  a hill of beans should be gently  cultivated, well fertilized and  lovingly patted, has always been  a mystery to me. I too could  dig a flower garden if I were  allowed to start in one corner,  digging" everything up as I go  along and replanting after the  whole patch has been done, but  evidently this is an abomination to: the gods of flowering  plants and of women.  Stubbornly I sit in the house  trying .to read a book, determinedly nijy wife starts digging and  patting. Do you think I can settle down to reading? Oh no. My  curiosity and my sense of guilt  drive me outside to watch her.  She gives me a gentle and understanding smile and with a  tiny moan turns a great shovel-  garden  full of soil. Disgruntled and useless I stand there, superior and  creative   she   filLs   the   shovel  again, , bends  her back deeply  towards   Mother ..Earth,    and,  waiting,  for   the   psychological  moment when a car is passing  by, gives a mighty heave. Not  only   the   passengers,   but   the  very  car itself sterns  to yell  "Look  at  that lazy b. . .,   the  poor little woman." Gentlemen,  beware of flower gardens that  need to be dug.  Query grants  Whether the Regional District  board has power to make grants  to organizations as is done by  municipalities was a matter  left over for committee consideration at Friday night's meeting of the Regional District  board.  The application for a grant  came from Sechelt's Chamber  of Commerce. Board members  were of the opinion such organizations were .doing work for  the community and it should be  recognized. There was also the  problem of the two municipalities making their own grants  and through Regional board assessment for administration expenses could be involved in two  donations to the same organization. -.'.  "���    ���'      .:7;. ���.������:���  WITH MORE than 260 present  Gibsons United Church Sunday  school children presented their  Christmas event Sunday night  in the church hall. Above are,  some of the children that took  part in the varied assortment  of plays that were staged-. All  of the 110 children present were  on stage at one time or another  Mr. and. Mrs. F. A. Jones..  Mrs. Anne Drummond/ \   :^  Eleanor and George Mullett  F. and M. Stenner.  Mr., and >Mr?.. Harry,j Winn.  John Harvey. ���    ;    d;  Austin and Megan Moorecrofft t  Doreen  and John Mathews  .$  Tubby and Doris Skellett.  Mr. and Mrs. Rbt. Alsager,  Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Saunders.  Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bingley.  Mr. and Mrs. Matt Huhtala.  Reg and Ruth Godfrey  Ray and Lucy Fletcher.  Bob and Jean Wilson  Mrs. Pilling.  Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Gibson.  Bill and Shirley Feeney.  ,     Fred and. Pearl Feeney.  Jim and Isobel Friaser.  Stan and Margaret Trueman.  Annie E. Allan.  Dorothy and Herb Steinbrun-  ner.  Daisy and Albert Crowhurst.  Morris and Nancy Nygren.  Larry and Agnes Labonte.  Dick and Marilyn Ranniger.  Mr. and Mrs. J. A. WicMund.  Mrs. Madige Newman.  Alex Davidson  Fred and Marybelle Holland.  Daisy and Frank Bailey.  Bena Gardner.  John and Ruth Harrison.  Harry,   Deanna,   Renee   and  Timmy Robertson!  Marvin and Peggy Volen.  Harry and Marg Smith.  Jim and. Helen Clark  Nels and Kay Moore.  Sally   Thompson   and   Marie  Scott. 7  Dave and Kenny Herrin.  Ivy, Ted and Debbie Fiedler.  Dave Rees.  Alex and Flo Robertson.  T. G. Taylor  Bill and Jean Scott.  Mrs. F. Craven.  Mr. and Mrs. J. Munro.  John and Mary Solnik.  Val and Al Boyes.  Mr. and Mrs. Bill Skellett.  Mr. and Mrs. Alvaro.  Keith and Dorothy Wright.  Mrs. Winnifred Ross.  Ted and Louise Hume.  Reg  Adams  and Lome  and  Amy Blain.  Norm and Lorraine MacKay.  John Smith.  Mike and Pat Fromager.  ���:   Jean and Archie Russell.  Mr. and Mrs. E. H. McDannald.  Gladys  and  Harold  Stewart.  Bud and Celia Fisher.  Peter and Diane Fromager.  Fred and Hazel Corley.  Mr.  and Mrs.  W.  S.  Potter  and Kathy.  Ron and Irene Oram.  Dick and Edith Kennett.  Bill and Ruby Laing.  Instead of sending local  Christmas cards these families have donated $203.10  to Central City Mission.  ttracftfictctKtctratfM^^ ��_*a_a&_a_ao_tt_8-^^  - -. to you  and your loved ones,  from the staff of Coast News, Dec. 21, 1967.  Roll up your  sleeve fo  save a life...  T-T  BE A BLOOD DONOR  wffliiutwiutmiimuwttmiTBHMraiuinmuittonflitfraifliiat.  C OF C tMEETING  A Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting will be held Jan. 15 starting at 7 p.m. in Cedars Inn,  when, Ed Boyes, , vice-president  of the provincial Chambers of  Commerce will speak and display a special film.  fflniiuiiiffliiumnraninuwmiiwuiMinnuHUUuuuunuuuuiii  Regional board wants own voters list  Sincerest -wishes for happy  holiday times from the  staff and management of  Rickard Crawford & Co.  Sechelt and Gibsons  ?_-^Stt2)_a_��i_^_*��_^^  :x,^����^'2��^i��������t���tC^i��t4;��C^ct5'���'ffiet��i5��C,��re^i  sent right down your alley, with  far the neniest of holidays!  Mrs. Crucil and Staff  May your Christmas be everything -you've been hoping for!  Micky and Doris Parsey and Staff  Marshall Wells Store  The Regional District^board  " should have it's" own voters list.  This was decided at las&t Friday's board meeting when results of the P(ec. 9 election were  presented to the board" by-;Clerk  , Charles Gooding. 77  He Isaid he ahticipated5? there  would be problems with, the  school-'-l��ard'''Voters'','list which  was used along with a property  owners' list but where deficiencies were found provisions had  been m'ade to correct them.  However, he said, he proposed  vto write the municipalities inspector requesting that the Municipal Act be amended to the  extent at least of permitting the  Regional District' to have' the  option of having its own voters  list. He ' added that' He would  also ask that  the intent  of le  gislation    regarding    eligibility  for office be spelled out.  As regards the voters list the  district board feels that it  should be arranged by regions.  The district now contains six  regions from A to F and property owners may hold property in more than one region. Under the school board voters list  only one vote per name is allowed.  Problems that will face the  district board are that there  will be votes on money bylaws  in more than one region and  that these money bylaws could  not cover the same thing in any  two regions. The district board  holds the view that on money  bylaws the property owner  should be allowed fro vote by  regions. He might favor the bylaw in Region A and oppose the  bylaw in Region B. On this basis voting on money bylaws  should be by regions. In the  event of a bylaw covering the  entire district each voter would  be allowed one vote only.  The spelling out of the legislation regarding eligibility the  question pondered is whether  a candidate can be nominated  for one region while he lives in  another.   Under   school   board  regulations   a   candidate   must  reside in  the region  in which  he seeks nomination.  Multiple property owners iri  various regions present an electoral problem which the department of municipal affairs  will be asked to solve.  CROSSWORD   ��� V  ���.  By A. C. Gordon  Mr��. J, Parker elected  A pleasant luncheon at the  Malawhana Dining Room, for  the recent annual meeting of  the Sechelt Auxiliary to St.  Mary's T Hospital, under the  chairmanship of retiring president'Mrs: O. Moscrip, heard  reports from each committee of  the 'auxiliary. '���''. >     7-  Mrs. C. McDermid reported  on the success of the Smorgasbord, a fine evening with a profit - of $.505.03. Thanks were extended to convenors Mrs. C. .Mc-  Derrhid and Mrs. J. Parker.  Mrs Elsie Johnson reported  on the Christmas raffle, and  later in the meeting the draw  was made The lucky7-winners  were: Crocheted stable cloth,  Mrs. M. Reid; Barbie doll and  wardrobe, Mrs. A. Swan;-; and  baseball mitt and ball, Mrs.; J.  D. Parson, of Iiethridge; Alta.  Thanks to the efforts of Mrs.  Johnson and the raffle item donors, . the1 profit realized was  $W?M:      y 7;- 7V..  Secretary Mrs. J. A. Morgan  reported the annual Canadian  Hospital Auxiliary convention  will" be held" in' V_mc6usver%i  May!. !Plansr' will be ^h-ijle jftjj^  represehtatioh from Sechelt.f,^,;  (������.ST--    ir-:><- t     ;������-������;���      ">"-���-    ��� ������������������:  ���".-���...%'  Monthly reports from the. yok  unteer chairinari, Mrs. J. Redman; Thrift Shop chairman Mrs.  L. Hill and hospital showcase  ahairman Mrs.: D. Hayward,  showed 'that November and December have been busy months.  jCoWddriating council chairman Mrs. A. Swan reported  that the B.C. Hospital Auxiliary  regional meeting will be held  in '������ this area on April 24. Mrs.  O. Moscrip will convene plans  for this event  tA the conclusion of the annual >meetirig,   the   election   of  (CHRISTMAS?  ^GREETINGS  'tis the season  to be jolly!  W. H. Parsons  B.A.0IL  DISTRIBUTOR  Sechelt  1068 officers was held. The following is the new executive:  President, Mrs. J. Parker; vice  president, Mrs. TLB. Smith;  secretary, Mrs. J. A. Morgan;  treasurer, Mrs. N. Burley, and  publicity, Mrs. G Wagman. Mrs.  Mary Gordon, director of nursing at St. Mary's Hospital, installed the new officers and offered  her  congratulations.  Mr. James Parker brought  greetings from the hospital  board and spoke briefly on the  progress of the hospital expansion program. The newly  elected president, Mrs. Parker,  on behalf of the auxiliary, thank  ed Mrs. Moscrip for her fine  leadership and for almost successful term as president of  the auxiliary and then presented her with the Past President's  pin.  AUXILIARY MEETS  The December meeting of the  Roberts Creek Auxiliary to St.  Mary's Hospital was held at the  home of Mr: and Mrs. J. Shields  The auxiliary paid its share of  the destatic machine for the  hospital which" Was purchased  by all the auxiliaries jointly.  The business meeting was short  and the members enjoyed a social evening and a delectable  buffet supper.     "  ACROSS  1 - An improver  10 - large "deer"  animal  11 - Musical note  12 - Exclamation  of pain  14 - Gem  16 - Provided t__-C  17 - Interior  18 - ...chalant  19 - Thoroughfare  febb.)  20 - Taverns  21-Deal with.'  22 - A particle  23 - Has being  24 -Gondol...  25 - Auricle  27 - A rajah's "Mm."  28 - Disconsolate  29 - Onetime French  ���.--���'  .coin".1 ������������������. 7'^,'  30 - Normal  32 -Thatfellow!  33 - SkUl  35 - Like.  36 - Sharp prong:  38 - Mohammedaniflm  39 - That which xulx*  40 -Pronoun  41 - Prefix meaning  '.nrlorto"  42 - Adhere closely  43 - Tin (chem.)  44 -Countenance  45 - Musical note  46 -Parent  47 -Vase  48-Repays     _..  ."������ DOWN-  2 - Himbler'  3 -Building  addition  4 - Legal Know  ledge (abb.)  5 - Deviating  from  6 - Sun god  B E_ __ _a eo B G_ a a fn fn  H -]-0_] EH DE. -0  C_E_i_l__ GSE EEEBE  __3ED-0 U_i EOE-JC-U lii  C_.i__-Li__._-i    __.__.UE_!    E_ii_.  __I2__    LiUliJ    __k-LLi__J  _ ui_i& ere en  so man��  beenee.  _J E__L_U -QE UER-i  ____2___J__J_J   Sti   BCHE  cj   ___��.  ___���_  ssam  k  H'_j_il_i_J_JU_Jt_J__C  7 - Automobile .  compartment,  8 - Possesses  9 - Adjournment,  in law  13 - Donation  15 - To meditate  16 - Pronoun  17 - To insert  19 - Pilfering  "-".     fythological  irl friend  of Zeus  22 - Male title  23 r That lis (abb.)  26 - I-.Id announcement  28 - Diabolical  29 - Affirmative,  In Mexico  31-Nautical  vessel (abb.)  32 -Pronoun  33 -. Beartainlijg to a.  lofty mountain  34 -Scarce  37 - Compass point  39 - To sting  40 -Preposition  ; 43 - To exhaust  44 - Feminine title  46 - Day segment  47 - World peace  organization 4       Coast News, Dec. 21, 1967.      fo^ FOR 5ME  COMING EVENTS  BOWLING SCHEDULE  CLOSED, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Wed., Dec. 27, New  Year's Eve, New Year's Day.  OPEN, Thurs. & Fri., Dec. 28  and 29.  7 o'clock.  MOONLIGHT BOWLING  Free game for each strike  on the Red Head Pin.  OPEN Sat., Dec. 30, 7 o'clock.  LEAGUES resume week of Jan..  2,  1968.  Terrier puppies, 6 weeks old,  make lovely Christmas presents. Will sell cheap to good  homes. Mrs. Storey, 886-2295.  Hoover Constellation, perfect  condition,   $25.   Phone   886-2541.  Philips Switchblade electric  knives, and some without switch  blade, but you will have to hurry, only 4 left. Electric irons  10% off. Watches and clocks  also getting low. You can still  get in on the free draw.  . Earl's in Gibsons  886-9600  GREETINGS  A Very Merry Christmas and a  Happy and Prosperous New  Year to all our friends and all  the merchants of Gibsons. In  lieu of cards a donation has  been sent to the Gibsons Volunteer Fire Department.  ���Fred and Vi Anderson.  Ttuss and Joy Gibson and  family wish all their many  friends a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New  Year. In lieu of cards they have  donated to the Retarded Children's Fund.  Matt and Minnie Huhtala wish  all their friends a very Merry  Christmas and a Prosperous  New Year. In lieu of cards they  have donated to the Central  City Mission.  We wish all our friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New  Year.  ���Chris,   Ann   Johnson   and  children.  IN MEMORIAM  STEED ��� In  memory  of  my  dear   wife,   departed   Dec.   25,  1961.   Still   lonely   and   waiting  dear, your loving husband,  ���Harry.  CARD OF THANKS  We wish to thank all our friends  for their kind thoughts. Especially the Legionnaires and Ladies of Branch 109, and' Rev.  H. Kelly.  ���Dick, Edith and the family.  I take this opportunity of thanking all my friends for their  kindness and help, also for the  cards and floral arrangements.  ���Mollie Kennett.  We wish to thank all our friends  for their kind thoughts, cards  of sympathy and flowers during our recent .bereavement. A  special thanks to Harvey Funeral Home, Doctors Inglis and  Paetkau.  ���Don MacLean and family.  HJORim r  Wreaths and sprays  Lissiland   Florists  Phone 886-9345  Gibsons.  FLOWERS for all Occasions  Gi.ke>-'~ Flower & Garden Shop  Phone 886-2463, Sechelt 885-9455  WORK WANTED "  Dressmaking and alterations.  Muryl Roth, 886-7006.  Cabinets built, alterations?, finishing, kitchens, basements, etc  Expert workmanship. Plans  drawn. Eld Armstrong, 886-2286.  Handyman, cabinet maker.  Saws and scissors sharpened,  reasonable. Phone Bill, 886-9902.  -Professional painting, promptly.  Interior   and   exterior.    Phone  -886-2381.  -Alterations and light sewing,  dla Lockhart, 886-2353.  For your painting, interior  and exterior, and paper hanging, phone David Nystrom,  886-7759.  HELP WANTED  Electrolux (Canada) Limited requires a salesman for Gibsons  and Sechelt Peninsula area. Apply in writing to 1459 W. Broadway, Vancouver.  LOST  Hand made leather tooled wallet, Mon. night. Reward offered  for papers it contained. Phone  886-2600.  PERSONAL  For  that  SPECIAL  Gift  Give  tickets  for SOUND  OF  MUSIC, showing Dec. 26 to Jan.  1 at Twilight Theatre, Gibsons  ELECTROLUX  SALES & SERVICE  for  Gibsons & Sechelt Area  GORDON HEWITT  Gibsons, B.C.  Ph. 886-2817  Single 70 diving tank, $60. Can  be seen at Walt Nygren Sales,  Gibsons, 886-9303. Britt Varcoe.  2 way radio, channels 11 and 22  6 volt, 220. Fair price $55. At  Gibsons Electric, 886-9325. Britt  Varcoe.  Murray's Pet Shop Xmas Specials: Budgie and cage, $9.95;  Canary, cage and cover set,  $19.95; aquarium complete with  pump, filter, light, etc, $19.95;  $5 purchase entitles you to  draw for $10 gift certificate.  Next to Ken's Foodland. Phone  886-2919.  Good clean sand and gravel, $1  per yard at pit. R. W. Vernon,  Phone 886-2887.  See our large selection Of wedding invitations and announcements at the Coast News   i  BICYCLES ! ! !  Parts, Repairs and Accessories  New and Used '  All Makes  Call Anytime     *   . 886-2123  ~~      SPORTING GOODS  Hardware and appliances  Where  your dollar has more  cents  EARL'S IN GIBSONS  886-9600  Giod local nay for sale, $1 a  bale delivered. Phone 946-6568.  U_ed furniture, or what have  you? Al's Used Furniture, Gibsons.  Phone 886-9950.  Used electric and gas ranges,  also oil ranges. C & S Sales. Ph.  885-9713.  Sechelt.  New, used and reconditioned  chain saws and outboards. All  makes and models.  CHAIN SAW CENTRE  Sechelt, Phone 885-9626  WANTED  Used motorcycle, good condition. Phone Terry, 886-2622.  8"-9" table saw. Must be in  good shape and reasonable for  cash. Box 1032, Coast News.  "SWAP        -  '58 Ford' station wagon, new 352  motor and transmission. Will  trade for smaller oar off same  value. 886-9373 after 6 p_m.  TRADE SCHOOLS  TRAINEES   WANTED  (Men and Women)  I.B.M. Keypunch, Computer  programming  DRAFTING  Structural,  Architectural  Mechanical  Our representative will be testing in the Gibsons area for 1968  spring classes. For app't write  the McKay Technical Inst., 432  Richards St., Vancouver 2, B.C.  ANNOUNCEMENTS  For that SPECIAL Gift  Give tickets for SOUND OF  MUSIC, showing Dec. 26 to Jan.  1 at Twilight Theatre, Gibsons  For that SPECIAL  Gift  Give tickets for SOUND OF  MUSIC, showing Dec. 26 to Jan.  1 at Twilight Theatre, Gibsons  PENINSULA TV  Servicing  Gibsons,   Sechelt,  Pender Harbour  Any make,  including color  Phone collect for service  883-2430  Bill Peters .  PEDICURIST r~~  Mrs. F. E. Campbell  Selma Park, on bus stop  885-9778  Evenings by appointment  Alcoholics Anonymous, Post. Of^  fice' Box 294, Sechelt. Phone  886-9876.  For' membership or explosives  requirements, contact Wiljo Wiren, selling agent, Howe Sound  Farmers Institute, Reid Road,  Gibsons, 886-2014. Stumping br  ditching powder, dynamite, elec-.  trie or regular caps, primacord;  etc.   ' ���������.���'. r 7 ���.> .���'.���:;  We buy beer bottles. 25c doz.  brought to property, 20c if we  collect. Pratt Road Auto Wreckers, Chaster Road, Gibsons; 886-  9535.  COMPRESSED AIR  SERVICE FOR  Skindivers' and Firemen's  air tanks  SKINDIVERS AVAILABLE  FOR SALVAGE WORK  MARINE ACCESSORIES  Paint, fibreglass, rope, canvas,  boat hardware  Gibsons, 886-9303  WALT NYGREN  SALES  LTD.  free xmas draw  \.' \'";Sc__n'V-y6u; guess ."..-'  The "number of - sweets to  fill  the bowl. Come in and- try your  ..;k ... ....iuck.,.:   ������_.  DRAW WILL^ TAKE PLACE -  ��� S; "D_5^ClMl-ER^22 j/'.'.'.."..'  \  BOATS FOR SALE  For complete information on  Marine, Industrial and Liability  insurance; claims and adjustments, contact Captain W. Y.  Higgs, Marine Consultant, Box  339, Gibsons. Phones 886-9546,  and 885-9425.  PETS  Free to good homes, 2- black  and white, 2*^. month old' puppies. Enquire at 886-7110, evenings.  FUELS  DO YOU NEED  COAL?  Drumheller Lump        $31 ton  Drumhelltr Egg $30 ton  Heat Glow Briquettes $36 ton  PRATT ROAD  AUTO WRECKERS  Chaster Rd. (Honeymoon  Lane)  Gibsons ��� Ph. 886-9535  Alder, stove and fireplace ���. ood  for  sale.   Phone  886^9861.  FORR-NT      ���'���'������  ���������������  2 bedroom trailer. Phone 88��-  2762 after 5 pjn.  Single housekeeping room. Apply after 11 a._n. Mrs.; Gosden,  at rear of 1749 Marine.  New self-contained, separate  entrance suite, on waterfront.  Beautiful view and good beach.  Ideal for one br two. Available  Dec. 8. 886-2887.  3 room cottage. Phone 886-9661  or 886-7414.  BEST ACCOMMODATION  IN GIBSONS  MAPLE CRESCENT  NEW DELUXE APARTMENT  3 bedroom apartments vacant  now. FREE heat, washing  facilities, drapes, blinds, parking, water, garbage collection. Colored appliances and  plumbing. Luxury living at low  cost.  Phone 886-7049  CONSTRUCTION  Everything tor your  building needs  GULF BUILDING SUPPLIES  Sechelt.  Phone 885-228?  PROPERTY FOR SUE  View lot, 7/10 acre, 1 block  from beach, $1975 full price.  Cash or terms. Take 101 Highway at Gibsons, go to Pratt  Rd. Turn left on Pratt to Grand-  view Rd., turn.left. Lot is next,  door to new home.  Mrs. Metcalfe, 112-298-5125, or  112-939-7311.  Gibsons   waterfront  lots   available. Phone 886-2466.  GOWER POINT  Choice view residential lots,  cleared, good water. ��z acre or  more view lots near good beach  Ideal for summer homes or investment. Ternis, or discount  for cash. R. W. Vernon, 886-2887  One   semi-waterfront  lot,   Hopkins Landing. Phone 886-2466.  LEAVES FOR  SOUTH  Mrs. Oney De Camp, 1250  Truman road, Gibsons, was the  guest of honor. on several occasions before leaving for California. Mrs. I. Roy, Headlands  road, entertained at tea; Mrs.  Doris Drummond, Franklin  Road, invited friends in for  dinner. Mrs. De Camp left by  plane to visit two daughters in  California until the New Year  when she will leave for Colum-'?  bus, Georgia to stay with her.;  youngest daughter for several  weeks.  K. BUTLER REALTY  & Insurance  Gibsons, B.C.  Phone 886-2000  UNDERWRITING LIFE  & MORTGAGE INSURANCE  -     Representing      7  MONTREAL  LIFE INSURANCE Co.  EWART McMYNN  REALTY & INSURANCE  OFFICE   PHONES  886-2166 and 886-2248  SEASON'S   GREETINGS  from  Ewart MoMynn and' Staff  E. McMynn        886-2500  Do Wortman      886-2393  J.  Warn 886-2681  Box 238, Gibsons, B.C.  CHARLtS ENGLISH Ltd.  Real Estate and Insurance  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  GIBSONS.  B.C.7.     Ph.  886-2481  BOWLING  E  & M BOWLADROME  Freeman Reynolds rolled high  triple of 707 and single of 292.  Helen Girard 664 and Moira  Clement a single of 277.  Ladies Coffee: Ann Johnson  627, Irene Jewitt 5_J8,, Marion  Lee 530, Clara Wilson 534, Darlene Maxfield 508, Iva Peterson  534, Phyllis Hoops 576, Therese  Jenkins 519, Lucille Mueller 565  Gibsons A: Helen Girard 664  (247, '240Y, Freeman Reynolds  707 (292), Pete 663 (243), Bill  Quarry 600 264), Harvey Werning 605, Dot Skerry 617, Paulette Smith 601.  Teachers Hi: Gene Yablonski  600 . Beryl Williams 602, Bill  Ayres 618, Sylvia Bingley 634,  Bob Blakeman 655 (264), Eric  Schmidbrauer 636 (256), Freeman Reynolds 695.  Commercials: Lome Gregory  623. Bill Ayres 645 (254), Jack  Fitchett 253, George Elander  603 (247), Gladys Elander 608,  (2*56), Irene Oram 264, Frank  Nevens 678 (253), Moira < Clement 640 (277).  Port Mellon: Inger Hansen  247, Bill Ayres 688 277), Lome  Mason 641 (262), Art Holden  649 (271), Bernie Littlejohn 249,  Juniors: Danny Weinhandl 306  Martin Kiewitz 366 (208), Wayne  Wright 388 (205), Jim Green 314  Bantams: Debra Pedneault  247 137), Randy Whieldon 368  1202), Cindy Whieldon 260 (152)  Michael Armstrong 279 (179),  David Pedneault 219.  January vote  for auxiliary  I Pender Harbour Auxiliary to  St. Mary's Hospital held the  final meeting of 1967 on Dec. 13,  Mrs. D. Philp presiding.  Various reports were read.  The Thrift Shop still makes excellent progress. Members of  Pender Harbour Auxiliary will  staff it on Jan. 6. Donations for  Thrift Shop are requested. In  the Pender Harbour area please  contact Mrs. O. Sladey or Mrs.  D. Philp if you wish them picked up.  Mrs. B. Warden, Mrs. T.  Scales, and Mrs. R. Course were  appointed to the nomination  committee. The annual meeting  will be a luncheon meeting at  Ole's Cove, Jan. 24 at 12:30 p.m.  Associate members and those  wishing to become members  are invited to attend. Mrs. W.  H. Cotton, regional representative for Lowel Mainland Auxil-  ilries division of B.C.H.A. is being invited to attend.  Your print-Jig can be serviced  at the only print shop this side  News plant. Always open to  of  Jervis  Inlet  ���-  the  Coast  With money in hand after its  first year of operation which  will be used:.yts>'���'-���.reduce next  year's budget the Regional district board of directors at last  Friday night's meeting produced  a budget amounting to $83,400.  In this amount there is $11^000  provincial government grants  and', an anticipated . $35,000 in  garbage fees covering 7 rural  areas surrounding Gibsons and  Sechelt from Langdale to Halfmoon Bay.  "Subtracting surplus, revenue  and government grants from the  total leaves a net position of  $41,400. Funds not used by the  end of the year must be car-;  ried over intothe new budiget  and it is expected the carryover is likely to be greater than  the $1,000 mark.  The rural areas will provide  $38,378 of -the $41,400 exclusive  of garbage costs. The $38,000  comes from tax assessments.  Gibsons and Sechelt in order to 7  take part in some of the re-  ��� gipnal district functions are assessed,   Gibsons   paying   $2,016  7and Sechelt,;$1,088. 7   7  7j Expenditure as estimated will  :be - $28,600 for administration,  ;^.i,0O0i for planning, $8,800 for  building inspection, $35;000 for  garbage collection fees and  $6000 for garbage disposal sites  and )maintenance.:       7 ;  The provisional budget follows the plan of municipalities  .who estimate a proVisiphal budget for the next year so they  can carry on untU May. When  the; hew council takes over it  reconsiders the provisional budget to see if it complies with  vwhat they anticipate doing.  Up to Nov, 30 this year's Regional District board of directors had operated well within  the budget, the remaining available funds at Nov. 30 was estimated at $10,236 out of a $39,-  500 budget. Some of this will  be utilized so the actual carryover of funds will not be known  until Dec. 31.   ..'". ,.\ ." ��������� '  Nabob Mincemeat  24 oz.   470  Brussel Sprouts  2 lbs. ���.,__ ____'���  Grade A Turkeys  20 lbs and up ___ _15�� ">���  Japanese Oranges  Box ___________ $1.89  2 Box Bundle  $3.75  No. 5 Sechelt, B.C. ��� Ph. 885-2025  PRICES EFFECTIVE to DEC. 23       ___-,  STORE HOURS OPEN ��^  THURS., DEC. 21 ��� 9 to 9 p.m.        Sfe  FRI., DEC. 22 ��� 9to 9 p.m. I  SAT., DEC. 23 ��� 9 to 6 p.m.  $!*i��i*fW*?*f��i��W$f��?��ff��!��!��(!*!��!��(f��f��(f��T��! ans
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Coast News, Dec. 21, 1967.      5
Christmas to MARCELINE
FILLER, a nurse at St. Mary's
Hospital, recalls,; as a small
girl in her home in the faraway
Philippine Islands meant getting up at .4 a.m. with her eight
brothers and sisters to attend
the special Mira de Gallo Mass
in the small church at Baguio,
high up in the mountains overlooking the sea. When Mass was
over, the whole family scooted
around the corner to the tea-
shop for a cup of ginger tea
and special rice cakes cooked
in bamboo tubes over live
coals.
Christmas recalled houses dec
orated with colored lights and
gay paper lanterns,. .. the midnight Mass on Christmas Eve
and a great big supper afterwards, which was called 'Noche
Buena' — it also meant the exchange of presents. "This I
think is the real meaning of
Christmas," said Nurse Filler.
'The spirit of giving, the giving
of ourselves and sharing of the
happiness we feel on this day
when God gave us His Son."
FRANK SOLNIK is a bit on
the rugged side to play Santa
Claus, even though he would fill
out the bulkiest Santa costume
and he has blue eyes that hold
just a hint of the Old Nick himself. When approached on what
Christmas meant to him, he
looked the reporter up and
down as though he had gone
but 7 of his mind. "If you ask
me," said Frank, "this Christmas business is overrated. Too
much commercialism, too much
food and drink and too big a
hangover, bills and all. Here's
one thing you can quote me on:
Christmas is a week before New
Years when you wish the guy
that owes you money Peace and
Goodwill, then comes January
1 and pow comes the creditors."
Haying said this he roared
away in his car, and as he looked over his shoulder with an
impish expression on his face,
you could almost hear him say
"Merry Christmas to All — and
to all a Goodnight."
almost! *
well,
Teachers pay
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normal 71967 salaries 7 of about
5V_; to7 6%; which is just about
the provincial average: Actual
increases range from a high of
13.11% or $1,350 for a teacher
on the tenth step of the PA
(Masters) scale, to a low! of
5.84% or $450 to a teacher at
maximum on the EA scale.
The lowest salary paidj to teach
ers on the EC scale, has increased by 11.76% or $400.
The arbitration board struck
out the requested new PE scale.
The board also left the present
agreement completely unchanged as fair as supervisory allowances are concerned. However,
h
the present agreement provides
that aUowances^ will be increased annuaUy by the same percentage that applies to the increase in salaries. There will
therefore also be a 7.62% increase in supervisory allowances, costing about $1,738.
The school board conceded its
willingness to pay sumaner
school bonuses at the end of
October and. the arbitration
board confirmed this arrangement. The board refused the
teachers' request^ to be paid $50
per unit of credit achieved rather than the amount of the
tuition fees.
The revised agreement is effective as of January 1, 1968.
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ANGLICAH
St. Bartholomew's, Gibsons
Christmas Eve
8 a.m., Holy Communion
9:30 a.m., The Service of The
Nine Lessons and Carols
11:30 p.m., The Holy; Eucharist
Christmas ©ay
8:00 a_m., Holy Communion
St. Aidan's, Roberts Creek
Christmas Eve
11:00 a.m., The Service of The
Nine Lessons and Carols
Christmas Day
9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist
St.   Hilda's,   Sechelt
Christmas Eve
11 a.m., Carol Service
6:30   p.m.,   Children's  Pageant
11:30 p,m., Midnight Eucharist
and Carols
'Christmas Day
9:30   a.tm.,   Holy  Eucharist
and Carols
St. Mary's Church, Garden Bay
(Christmas Day
11:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist
and Carol's
Church of His Presence,
Christmas Eve
3 p.m., Holy Eucharist
and Carols
EVANGELICAL
LUTHERAN CHURCH
Pastor A.  Husted  Christensen,
First   Lutheran   Church,
Vancouver
-Selma Park Hall, 3 p.m.
Second and fourth Sundays
each month
GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL
TABERNACLE
Member P.A.O.C.
886-2027
Highway and Martin Road
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Evening Service 7:30 p.m.
Tues. Bible Study & Prayer
,   7:30 p.m.
Fri.   Clubs  &  Family Services
UNIT©
Gibsons
11 a.m.. Divine Service
Roberts Creek
2 p.m., Divine Worship
Wilson  Creek
11:15 a.m., Divine Worship
Also on 2nd Sunday of each
month at 3:30 p.m.
BAPTIS1
CALVARY BAPTIST, Gibsons
Sunday service, 9:45 a.m.
Prayer Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thur.
BETHEL BAPTIST, Sechelt
11:15 a.m., Worship Service
7:30 p.m., Wed., Prayer
Rev. A. Willis
GLAD TIDINGS
Sunday 9 a.m.
Preservice Worship
10 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Morning Worship
7:00 p.m., Evangelistic Service
Tues., 7 p.m;, Classes
Fri., 7 p.m., Clubs, all ages
Rev. D. R. McLean
FRANK TWAROG and his brother John looked out upon .their".,
early Christmases from their
home near Krakow, Poland
where all the rich traditional
observances of the Happy Season brought back many childhood memories, of the glistening snow, the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas candles on
the eye, the house to house visits with kindly friends and at
each home, the aroma and ^enjoyment of good Polish cooking, and of course the; shouts
of glee which heralded the early
arrival of Santa Claus with gifts
of candies; and goodies on December 6.
They ? also recall • Christmas
carols ringing, out on the frosty
night air, the tree all decked
with apples, wrapped in gold
and silver and brightly colored candies hanging from the laden branches. These are ;the
thoughts of the Twarog brothers
after 20 years in Canada. As
innkeepers they will greet their
guests at the Peninsula Hotel
with the traditional hospitality
they once knew in their old
land;
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The B.C. Hydro held their annual  Christmas party for  the
employees   children   on   Saturn
day afternctoii,  Dec.  _,« iii ,St. s
Hilda's Hall, Sechelt. The chili?
dren enjoyed a special showing •
of cartoons,  followed by carol
singing and of course, the long
looked for visit of Santa Claus,"
who distributed gifts to everyone.. ■    ■ 7 7.-.' ;',;' .;.-...
The giant panda bear was won
by five month old Teressa Robilliard, and the three door prizes were won by a trio of young
fathers, Harold Nelson, Jim
Janiewicik   andi   Mel   Housley.
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LILIAN SWANSON, formerly of
Roberts Creek, now 80, has
many memories of Christmases
past. Two, however, stand iout
above all others, of a Christmas
during World War One, as a
prisoner of war in a German
camp, where she and two other
V.A.D.'s found themselves, after being rescued from the
stormy waters of the North Sea
by the crew of the' German sub
that had just torpedoed their
troopship. The three lone women in this great concentration
of men received considerate
treatment at all times andi not
once were they molested during
their enforced stay.
The other Christmas she recalls was during World War
Two. In a lonely cabin on the
desolate shores of Lake Tagish
in the Yukon and almost 100
miles from the nearest trappers camp, Mrs. Swanson, while
on the Field Staff of the Anglican Arctic Mission, looked out
on the silence of the Arctic
night to give thanks for . the
calm, peace and beauty found
only in this remote spot/ far
from the turmoil of a world
again at war. ;
Saturday evening the adults relaxed and had fun at a party
of'their own held in the Wilson. Creek-hall.
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will hold a family carol service
in the Christian Education Centre Thurs., Dec. 21 at 7.30 p.m.
There will be special carols
by the choir and carols by the
audience. Assisting artists; will
be Mrs. Lucille Mueller, Mrs.
Hilda Lee, vocalists; Wolfgang
Buckhorn, accordionist and Mrs.
Lome Wolverton, storyteller.
Come and bring the children.
WED. 20, THUR. 21, FRI. 22, SAT. 23
at 8 p.m., out 10:50
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TOMAKO KAWASE — Christmas to this Home-Ec graduate
of UBC and Victoria College,
now teaching at Elphinstone
Secondary School, holds many
memories, the happy farm
home at Lulu Bay with her parents and ten brothers and sisters, of the cruelly uprooted
expulsion years durmg the war,
at Silver Beach, Salmon Arm,
and now with the family scattered far and wide, this Christmas she returns to Ladner, their
present home, for a long-promised reunion.
Tomako still recalls with nostalgia the white Christmases
observed by her family in the
spirit of giving and goodwill,
those Christmas Eves when the
ten little Kawases awaited with
great expectations the arrival
of the jolly old man with whiskers and bulging pack. This
Christmas she has just one concern, that her father and mother will arrive home in time
for the holidays from their trip
home to Japan, the first in 47
years as citizens of Canada.
MRS. PEARL TRETHEWAY recalls above all others that wonderful Christmas when, as a
very young girl, her favorite
Uncle presented her with the
biggest doll she had ever seen.
She and her mother also like
to remember the tall Christmas
tree that stood in the corner of
the living room, all a-glow with
candles, the real kind, ho gaudy
electric, lights in those days.
Christmases of recent years
have meant a happy reunion
with her son and! daughter-in-
law and grandchildren in Independence,  Oregon, where often
as not, she arrives in a winter
wonderland of crisp, white
snow.      - - ■. 7,
Mrs. Trethewey's pre-Christ-
mas   activities   begin  early in
December as manageress of
Gibsons Bakery. Here, midst
all the goodies she gladdens
the hearts of the customers with
the abundance of cakes, puddings, pies, gingerbread Santas,
of sugar and spice and everything nice.
HOLIDAY WEEK STORE HOURS
GIBSONS — Including Sunnycrest
^    CHRISTMAS
NEW YEARS
fiurs., Dec. 21, 9 - 9
Fri., Dec. 22, 9 - 9
Sat., Dec. 23, 9 - 6
Closed Mon. and Tues.
Fri, Dec. 29, 9 - 9
Sat., Dec. 30, 9 - 6
Closed Mon. arid tues.
Open Wed., Dec. 27
Open Wed., Jan. 3
D. 6. DOUGLAS VARIETY & PAINTS
Open Wed; to Sat., Dec. 21 - 23,8:30 to 9 p.m.
New Years, same as above
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McCULLOUGH,  HOMELITE, PIONEER   CHAIN   SAWS
.   This Christmas give the Outdoor Man a
Useful  Gift  from—
CHAIN SAW CENTRE
Cowrie Street, SECHELT, B.C. — Ph. 8S5"9626 |
£%%_>____1»_9£^ C^iidleliglit Installation  Due to umforseen circumstances, the Christmas meeting  of the Port Mellon Auxiliary to  St. Mary's Hospital was held  Dec. 13 at the borne of Mrs. E.  C. Sherman instead of in Vancouver as planned  Because it was the annual  meeting regular business was  dispensed with. Mrs. Booth,  president, and Mrs. Willis,  treasurer, presented their reports. Election of officers followed. All were elected by acclamation. The new officers are  President, Mrs. W. Booth; vice-  president, Mrs. B. Smith; secretary, Mrs. L. Wolverton;  treasurer, Mrs. R. Gill; public  relations officer. Mrs. E. Hume.  A break for refreshments fol  lowed with a gift exchange.  Young Miss Gail Wolverton  played the part of Santa Claus.  Installation of officers followed. This was a candlelight ceremony led by Mrs. Sherman, our  past president, in which all officers were ; duly,, installed and  all members pledged their sup-  portv:;>^7.V"..<7,7v"-.'f 7.  '; 7^5-PIN winners;,;  GibsOris Five-Pin Bowling Association turkey shoot' winners  are: John Bates and Marg Whip  pie, 1171; Evelyn Boyce and  Vera Todd-" 1131; Leo Daoust  and Virginia Reynolds 1127;  high single, Art Holden and  Paulette  Smith 329.  Best ot the season to  you and your famiy!  Roy and Muriel  RAYEKWMAH  Plumbing & Hot Water  Heating  Davis  Bay Road  JL  ED-OAT  Eileen and Clarence  rflCOTlE  Gibsons  .5  Season's Warmest  GREETINGS  from        j  Mackenzie Riding  a Land of exciting  old and new  horizons  May You and Yours Have .  The Gladness of Christmas . . .  which is Hope,  The Spirit of Christmas...  which is Peace,  The Heart of Christmas. .  which is Love.  Jfflerrp Cftrfetmaa anb  ftpappp Jleto J?e&r  Isabel P. Dawson  ���'-������ ���     '-        ������ "    ���.< y  Minister Without Portfolio  ^��_**_*_*MWei_ttl��_w_^^  "WE'RE COPING," said postmaster Marshall, as the increasing  flood of Christmas mail piled out of the truck and onto, the sorting  room tables. "We found Christmas mail started) a bit earlier this  year and as a "result it's taken more time for the peak volume to  biipd. However at the present rate we could well overtake last  year's record. Yes, we're coping with it, arid well staffed with  regulars and holiday helpers, all go^-ai'^p;^^^]}^^^'^'-  sorting and distributing the daily flood p_ cards, letters arid par-  celSi not forgetting the last minute rush at the front counter,  eels, not forgetting the last minute rush at the front counter."  50 years wedded  One of the gayest homes on  the Sunshine Coast on Saturday  was Midhurst Cottage when Mr.  arid Mrs. R. J. Eades held operi  house for their iriany friends  who streamed in during afternoon and evening to congratulate the couple on their 50th  wedding anniversary.  In a living room crowded with  gifts arid scores of cairds the  guests partook of an ample buffet crowiied with a delectable  wedding cake. TAmong the souvenirs of the memorable occasion were letters from Lt.-Gov.  George R. Pearkes, Premier  and Mrs. W. A. C. Bennett,  Prime Minister Lester Pearson  and Hon. Isabel Dawson, MLA.  The most valued of all'was a  photostatic copy of the page  of r the registry of Shottermill  Parish Church/ Hampshire, Erig-  larid', on which was inscribed  the marriage' - of Reginald J.  Eades and! Zoe:M. Ankers in  1917. It was accompariied by a  request for a copy of the1 newspaper account of this 50th wedding celebration.  Front Vancouver, to join in  theJ fiestiyities arid assist the  couple, were Mr. arid Mrs. Pat  Raggett, ; Mr. and Mis. Reg  Eades and Kathie, airidi their  guest, MichaeiMU is  on leave fr|i__r'tl^7RAF in England. '-* The young' Eades also  hosted a* family dinner for ttieir  parents ori' Dec. 10 in Vancouver. "-';''      - ::"'' '.���'���'":' ��� '"���' 7"'.  What was regarded by,the Regional District; board Hasf a  squeeze on the Regional board  to allow the Union Boarxj of  Health the use of the building  inspector as a sanitation official  was termed government free-  loading.  This came put at Friday  night's meeting of the board  when a letter foam Dr. P. J.  Reynolds, district me d i c a 1  health officer informed/, the  board he did not anticipate additional sanitation inspector help  until April 1 and even then he  said he did not think therer .could:  be any cost-sharing between the  Health unit and the Regional  District for use of the district's  building inspector in making inspection's for the Health unit.  Regional board members argued .that with increased build-  ing in the area the load on the  building inspector would be  heavy and that there should be  some recompense. It was suggested thai ah account 'foe''maintained pf the number of inspections! rn the last three months  there  were  IS inspections.  FIRE CONTROL COURSE  Although the 1967 figures were  far above average the riurnber  of acres burned were estimated  at 255,000 and damage to standing timber was apparently much  lower than , 1058, another bad  year in which 2 million acres  were burned.; With the 1967 fire  season still fresh in the 'minds  of fire suppression people the  Forest Fire Control committee  is hoping for a record turnout  to the ninth session of the Coast  Fire Control course, to. be held  at the Island Hall hotel, on Vancouver Island, Parksville, Jan.  9, 10 and 11.  SPECIAL OAPO PRICES  Members of the OAPO who  intend to take in The Sound of  Music feature at Twilight Theatre Dec. 26 to. Jan. 1 will be  able to obtain admission tickets for matinees at a cost of  90 cents, Ray Boothroyd, theatre manager, announces.  Service Station Houb  houm  SUM., DEC. 24 ��� TOES., DEC 26 ��� SUM, DK. 31  SUNNYCREST MOTORS       9 fo 12 p.m.  Bill Wright  GIBSONS AUTOMOTIVE    12   fo 3 p.m.  Ken Fiedler  GIBSONS SHELL SERYICE   3 to   6 p.m.  Charlie  Mandelkau  CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY & NEW YEARS DAY  ��� ���                                                                                   ���            "���������.'  SUNSHINE COAST REGIONAL DISTRICT  A BYLAW TO REPEAL IIIE S��WA6E DISPOSAL  7'';7.:7J::::M*WWWfiffi?--"--^  WHEREAS Order in Council No. 2744 approved August  24th 1967 places the responsi-i^ty for the appUcatiori of  sewage disposal regulatioris under the jurisdiction of the  Medical Health Officer,  AND WHEREAS the regulations to be applied are those  approvedSunder the saidOrderin Council,  THEREFORE the Regional Board of ; the Sunshine Coast  Regional District in Open meeting assembled enacts as  follows:���- ;  1. Bylaw No. 8 the Sunshine Coast Sewage Disposal  Bylaw is repealed.  2. This Bylaw may be cited as the Sunshine Coast  Regional District" Sewage Disposal Repeal  Bylaw 1967. ;-  Take notice the above is a synopsis of a Bylaw that may  be inspected at the Regional District Office, I>avis Bay.  C. F. GOODING, Secretary  >5      t  _._����� hr^ft  The Very Best Wishes To You And Yows.  Gibsons and District  Chamber of Commerce  -'<-'    - ���" ���:��� *g  ���rj ��*���><; -v  YULETIDE   /  BLESSINGS  Helga and Betty  PORT MELLON  GENERAL STORE  PORT MaLON _ DISTRICT COMMUNITY ASS0CIAT0N  NEW YEAR'S EVE CABARET DANCE  Sunday, Dec. 31  -  10 p.m. to 2 a.m.  PORT MELLON COMMUNITY HALL  Breakfast at Seaside Cafeteria ��� 1:30 a.m. to 4 a.m.  TICKETS $6 per person  Tickets while they last can be obtained by phoning any of the following members: B.  Littlejohn, 886-7004; G. Ruggles, 886-7703; J. Blatchford, 886-2136; J. Willis, 884-5346;  T. Kennedy, 884-5292; r; Ferris, 884-5254 ��� or 7 to 9 p.m., Comtmunity Hall.  Dance to the Music of ��� HANK (MORRISON & HIS OROTiaSTRA Wonder  of Christmas  Coast News, Dec. 21, 1967.       7  Serving the Mt. Elphiristpne district of the Sunshine Coast and  the Sechelt Peninsula.  PhoniB 886-2622       P.O. Box 46(1 Gibsons, B.C.  Published Thursdays at Gibsons, B.C. Authorized as second  class mail for payment of postage in casir, Post Office Department,  Ottawa. ..���'���'��� ���:���. :-:7:yy'\ :;;'; ���. ���; ���^���������y.: ������'':��� ���:'.: ;''���������:���  Member Audit Bureau of Circulation, BjC; Weekly Newspapers  Advertising Bureau, Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association, B.C.  Weekly Newspapers Association.  -  Fred Cruice, Editor and Publisher. ,  Ed. Thomson, Advertisirig and: Promotion Manager.  Subscription Rates: $3 per year, $1.75 for six months. United  States and foreign, $4.50 per year.  angel of the  Lord came upon tftenv and the  glory of the Bord shone round  about them: and they were sore  afraid. And the angel said iunto  them> Fear not: for, behold* I  bring you good tidings of great  joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in  the city of David a Saviour, which  is Christ the Lord. And this shall  be a sign unto you; Ye shall find  the babe wrapped in swaddling  clothes, lying in a manger. And  suddenly there was with the angel  a multitude of the heavenly host  praising God, and saying, Glory  to God in the highest, and on  earth peace, good will toward men;  St. Luke 2:8-14  MERRY CHRISTMAS? .,  Somewhere in this paper is a  Christmas greeting addressed to  everyone from the entire membership of Local 297, of the International Brotherhood of PjflP  Sulphite and Paper Mill Work--  : ers. It is riot meant for public  ��� rel^iioris^ p^  other way it lis piMish_^7fiorii  a point of -self interest. Yet$in  appearance,;-it differs in no way  with;'ari^<pf..-he:m_triy''othJ3r::W^ll  wishing:? and   well7 intentioned  . '-'greetings that appear alongside  it. We ��� are riot contending that  our greeting is the only virtuous one displayed but we do  wonder, what those/ placing  these greetings and those that  read them think of when they  read arid write the words "Mei;-  ry Christinas arid a Happy Neiw  Year."  -By-the fantastic amount of  riioney that is spent buying gifts,  orie would think a Merry Christmas meant going into debt just  to impress people with one's  benevolence and prove to them  that you care. No doubt this  interpretation is one that makes  our many store owners merryi  but,' unfortunately, it is also the  one that prevails today in our  society. We, at Local 297, like  to think of ��� Merry Christmas  arid a Happy New'Year as mean  ing "Peace on Earth, Goodwill  Towards'Men."  Not Peace on Earth foir just  a twpor three :daysV truce but  for 3)65 days of the year. And  not Peace in ways just pertain-  WlM  HAROLD NICOLSON ��� DIARIES AND LETTERS, 1939-45  Edited by Nigel Nicolson, Collins, London, England.  Gibsons Public Library  Numberless books have; been,  written about the Second World  War. This one is the story of ���%. ~  man, of:his family, and to an  extent,  of his couhtryi!: during-,  the    ^riod    1939-1945.    Harold-  Nicolson is  an English aristocrat with all the qualities and  faults of his class. His integrity,  his sense of responsibility and  duty, his patriotism, are felt in ���.  every page of the book, unfortunately^ so is his complete lack  of understanding of any other  class but; his own. This lack of  understanding is made all the  rriore baffling by the fact that  he was 'Iiabpr' in politics.' Another  arino^ngt feature  of the  book is his continual use of the  first name of any and all aristocracy, politicians of the higher echelons, and senior officials  of the government.  The above criticisms are not  important. This is a wonderful  book written by an intelligent  man. The language is superb,  once agathypTOving that the Eng  lish are by far and away the  best writers of the English language. Its greatest quality is  its ability to cause total recall  in the reader. While reading the  book the war was as vivid to  me as when it was taking place.  Particularly it reminded me of  the courage and steadfastness  of Britain as epitomized by  Churchill ; during the dreadful  years of 1.40-1943. It is a fine  book.  ing to wars but all embracing  Peace in all of man's human affairs;  When you sit down with your  families this Christmas dinner  and begin gorging yourselves  with our society's abundance,  ; stop right in the middle and ask  yourself how; others .may be  -spending that mpmerit. Think of  the teeming millions of people  all over the world, and even  some of the less fortunate iri  pur own7 .North American society; who are needlessly dying  from hunger and suffering from  disease. Think of the many  peoples involved in political  struggles and picture their  charred and maimed bodies.  Think of the social injustices in  our own society; the. deprivation of our native Indians, the  callous disregard for the rights  pf other races arid religiprisj and  the economic and physical suffering of the aged and afflicted hi our supposedly affluent  society.  Having done this, ask yourself, "Is , this truly a Merry  , Christmas? Can we have a Happy New Year?'' If the answer  is yes, then go back to gorging  yourself, but if it is no, as it  will be to anyone who has a  feeling for his fellow man, then  decide to do something about  it. "��� ;':A.  If we all worked throughout  the next year on getting Peace  on Earth and practiced) Good  Will Towards TMen, the next  Christmas will certainly be a  little more Merry for countless  millions and we would stand a  lot better chance of having a  Happy New Year.  We have all been selif-centred  social hypocrites for too long.  When'you say Merry Christmas  this year, mean it and do something about it if it's not so Merryfort even just one person.  Peace on Earth . . . Good Will  Towards Men.  ���(Mike Blaney, 1st vice^pres.  v   for Local 297, International  ^-;B5pthei^<��d!:-of Pulp,   Sul-  ; jphite and Paper Mill Work-  7r*'ers."  Anew park  A 350 acre Gibson Marine  Park has been establishedi on  Flores Island, 16 miles northwest of Tofino, off the west  coast of Vancouver Island.  Ahousat Hot Springs are the  mailri attraction of the new  park. These springs are pn land  originally owiied by the Gibson family, residents of the region for 40 years. Recently, former Liberal M.L.A., Gordon  Gibson, arranged, on behalf of  his family, the donation of the  land containing Ahousat Hot  Springs to the people of British  Columbia for park purposes.  The Gibson family has donated  42 acres. Crown; land of 308  acres' has been added.  The park is adrriirably suited  for development as a marine  park with its typical west coast  setting of protected inland waterways and semi-exposed ocean  beaches. In the meantime, as  they have for generations, the  local Indians and more recently visiting pleasure boaters, will  continue to have access to the  75   degree   waters  of  Ahousat  COAST NEWS  20 YEARS AGO  Winter fishing was reported  good in the vicinity of Gibsons  with, profitable catches being  made quite close to home.  Sechelt's Board of Trade is  seeking a survey for a road  from Sechelt to Halfmoon Bay.  Gibsons Women's Institute has  invited interested women to attend a meeting to talk over formation of a co-operative association.  Twelve passengers were taken off the grounded Lady Cecilia and brought to Secret Cove.  They were rescued by the Ramsay boat, the Sinuggler.  Wally Graham of Gibsons announces his retirement from the  hardware business starting Jan.  1. The Marshall Brothers will  carry on.  A letter regarding the proposed beer plebiscite in Gibsons  foresaw Gibsons becoming the  Drunkards' Retreat.  10 YEARS AGO  The present Mission Creek  ridge at Wilson Creek was put  into use. It replaces the tern-  porary structure put into position following the damaging  October, 1965, storm.  Harold Wilson retained his  seat on Gibsons council in the  municipal election. Reg Adams  won the seat vacated by Harry  Mylroie.  Two hundred and fifty persons  attended the fourth annual Sechelt Rod and Gun club banquet  at Roberts Creek Hall.  The new high school at Madeira Park was occupied for  the first time by teachers and  pupils.  Sechelt's council gave third  reading to the Hackett Park  Expenditure bylaw.  to all our (opal  patrons anil  tijetr lobeb one*  M. RICHARD McfUBBlN & Insurance  Gibsons ��� .- .  IF  CROUP   ATTACKS  YOUR CHILD'S BREATHING  Croup is one of the symptoms of a throat problem. Breathing is difficult arid there may be a  spasm of the larynx with a wheezing sound. It  may occur in acute laryngitis, a streptococcus  sore throator even diphtheria.  It is important to call a physician; While waiting, start a steam vaporizer near your child.  Until the vaporizer begins to steam, turn on the  hot water in the batbrooih and expose your child  to the steam there. For steam usually brings  some quick relief.  Your doctor can phone ns when you need a  medicine. We will constantly endeavor to keep  abreast of the expanding activities in the field  of nharniacv ��� In this era of ��reat change. We  pledge at ail times to be In the position to offer the finest af pharmaceutical services.  KRUSE DF.UG STORIES LTD.  [���'%})? "Ir'Rae . W. -Kruse ."...  Pharmaceutical Chemists & Druggists  Sechelt     r     - Gibsons  885-22^8 886-2234  Dependability ��� Integrity ��� Personal Service  STORE HOURS - 9 ..m. h 6 p.m. - FWDAY 9 i.m. to 9 p.m.  0WI All DAY WHKESDAYS  fIn the Eyes of a Child*  'Look at the old ones ���  Mommie and Dad and all  ef them. They'll be looking at me as tf they expect  me to do something -special. They're all full of  smiles and secrets. . . .  And what is that wonderful big bubble of light  hanging on the tree? All  gold and blue and beautiful! This must have something to do with that story  Grandma's been reading to  me every night ��� about  little Jesus' birthday and  the Star that shone, and  the angels that sang ...  I can't take my eyes off  the tree! And it smells so  good. I never smelled anything that smelled so good   unless it's the folds in  ,'��� '; *  This Christmas message conveys our greetings  to all our good friends and customers  Len and Jean Fox  L & J JEWELRY  (Formerly Chris's Jewelry)  Sechelt  Nanna's apron when I cuddle in her lap.  Oh! That tree! How it  sparkles! All those things  hanging on it ��� Look!  There's a little man . . .  looks like a gingerbread  man! There's cinnamon  candies stuck on him���like  buttons! Wonder if they'll  let me reach up and take  him ��� m-m-m ... Nope! I  almost tripped over the  wagon.  Guess I'd better stay  Vhere I am. Hope they  save it for me for later ...  I want to take it and that  great big ball on the tree  to bed with me tonight!  I  __  6�� mmmnmmmmmmimminmmmmv*.  iJ_i  -'���7i.v".-v/,-,:7:'7'i-:7 ; ,,  ,���-.���... ."' '-���- '���,'. "'. ���'7 7./-''..'"   ' '..'���  G&  ���.���������  4*  ��� ������������  ���������������  ������>������  The One-Stop Shop for  Last - Minute Gift Buying  Just to mention a few of the store-wide selection of savingly priced gifts awaiting last  minute shoppers  At the fop of the list is this  Heavey Duty Stainless Steel  HOOVER Electric Fry Pan  Complete   with   warming  tray ���. Reg.   $44.95 "'  i A beautiful gift af a beautiful price ONLY $39^95  CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS AHD DECORATIONS  Beautiful Xmas Candles and Tree Ornaments from 39c  TOYLAND still offers a wonderful selection for  the youngsters Christmas  DO YOUR LAST-MINUTE SHOPPING AT  Marshall Wells Store  1556 Marine Drive, GIBSONS ��� Ph. 886-2442  Check Your Xmas  Gift List Here  Here at C & S Sales you will find the widest possible  range of gifts for every member of the family  not forgetting friends and relatives  FIRE SCREENS ��� TRANSISTOR RADIOS  CORNING WEAR ��� ELECTRIC  PLAYERS  .' ''-"������'���������:' ������''���'/*���> ���"'������'..-  BEVERAGE SETS ��� PORTABLE TELEVISIONS  GAMES ��� POWER TOOLS  TOYS ��� ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES  SPORTING GOODS ��� REVERE WEAR  FISHING   GEAR   ���  WALL   PLACQUES  RECORDINGS  ''':*��� '*��� V"  THE STORE OF A THOUSAND GIFTS  C & S SALES  Cowrie   Street,   SECHELT   ���   Ph.   885-9715  ������������a  ���������������  4��  ���������������  For Hurried and Harried Santas  we have the most delightful array  of feminine gifts galore, to please  that special 'she' or, as a last  resort we suggest a���  GIFT  CERTIFICATE  for  the  Gentleman with  a  Shopping problem  We'll gladly help you select just  the right gift, and wrap it for  you in a gifty package to please  you and the receiver too  GILMORE'S - The Store With More  Timely Gift Suggestions for the Forgotten Shopper ��� the Husband  SEWING BASKETS, Pretty and Practical ��� BONE CHINA,  Cups and  Saucers  BEAUTIFULLY BOXED GIFT STATIONERY  GOOD SELECTIONOFGIFT WRAPPINGS  COLORFUL TREE DECORATIONS  Special ��� LADIES UMBRELLAS ��� LOVELY ORNAMENTS for the Home  Last Minute Shipment - Boys and Girls Books  Including the ever popular, Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Books  IT WILL PAY YOU TO COMPLETE YOUR  CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST AT  Gilmore's Variety Store  Cowrie   Street,   SECHELT   --  Ph.   885-9346  ������-<���  <&  #������������  **  ������...  ���������������  ���a...  ��� ������������  II.  Cowrie ^Street ��� Sechelt    7  . . . always with this ONE thought  in mind ��� Ladies Wear is our  ONLY  business  Good for 52 Weeks  of the Year .  an ideal gift for those  out-of-town Friends  A Subscription to  The  COAST  NEWS  $3 a year mailed to any place  in Canada  $4:50 elsewhere  THE SUHSHINE COAST'S  ONLY 100% HOME PRINT  WEEKLY  t  If'Its a Giftof  or  You Need Go No Further Than���  KRUSE DRUGS  The perfect gift ��� a holiday wrapped box of Candy from the  best candy people in Canada, or delight her with gift  Toiletries, your choice of  DESERT FLOWER ��� FRIENDSHIP  GARDEN ��� DUBARRY  TIGRESS ��� APHRODISIA ��� FABERGE ��� YARDLEY. ��� COTY  SI BON ��� MAX FACTOR ��� EVENING IN PARIS ��� BOURJOIA  and for the man of your choice ��� Gift sets of Old Spice 7 Black Label  Candies by Neilson, Cadbury, Black Magic, Rowntree, Moirs, Pot of Gold  Hard Candies and Candy Novelties  You'll enjoy last minute Christmas Shopping at  KRUSE DRUG STORE Ltd.  ��8k  -Jfr  ���������������  Sechelt  885-2238  Rae W. Kruse  Pharmaceutical Chemists and Druggists  Sunnycrest Shopping Plaza  Dependability ���Integrity ��� Personal Service  Gibsons  886-2234  We're Having a Run  On Christmas Gifts  and while our stocks are rapidly being depleted we still have any  number of wanted gifts for every one at your house including ���  TOYS and GAMES ��� DECORATIONS for home and tree ��� HOME GIFTS of all kinds;  4&  and a Full Stock of  SPEED QUEEN WASHERS, REFRIGERATORS and DRYERS  and HOOVER APPLIANCES  DEEP FREEZES  QUALITY PRODUCTS ��� LOW PRICES  Parker's Hardware Ltd.  ��  LINK STORE  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2171  4&  4&  FOR YOUR LAST MINUTE SHOPPING LIST  ���������������  <2r  & .'''"' . 45*'  45*  ���.���l��.#J*��l��ttMl'ttrt.tl*-#^  SP^^^ftfll&g^^  45*  45*  ...to  45*  ��� ���*������  45*  ���������������  45*  :r;^^-_  45*  45*  ��� ������������  45*  45*  45*  45*  ������������o  45*  45*  45*  ��� �����������  45*  ������������e  45*  45*  45*  4g*  ��� ������OO  4g*  45*  ��� ������������  ��� ������ea  45*  45*  45*  ��� ���������A  45*  45*  45*  45*  45*  ��� ���������#  45*  45*  ������������  4g*  ���MtO  4g*  '45*..  45*  45*  455-  4��  ��� ������������  45*  45*  . ��� ���01  45*  4��*  45*  ��� ������������  45*  43*.  485-  43*  ��� �����������  4g*  43*  ���������������  ���������������  43*  ���������������  43*  ���������������  43*  ���������������  48*  435-  ���������������  43*:  ��� ������������ *  43*  485''  ���������������  4&1  S*V;  48*-  a..--  w  ���������������  4S*  435'  ������������-  485-  ��� ���*-�����'  485-  43*  ��� �����������  435- -  ��� ������������  435-  -585-  45*  45*  45*  45*  4?*  45*  45*  >>���������  4g*  We just know Santa's got you en his  list for all sorts of grand surprises!  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D. G. Douglas  Variety  &  Paints  B& 6 Drive-In  Next to  Finlay   Realty  The Best in Entertainment  Hilltop Motors  Expert Motor Maintenance  Electric Appliances & Contractor  Don's Shoe Store  Shoes for the Family  Henry's Bakery  and COFFEE BAR  Kruse Drugs  at Three Locations  Coin Drycleaning  and WHERE-TO-GO Travel Service  Cedars Inn  Motel,   Cafe  and  Dining Room  Royal Bank  Evert Nyfors, Manager  Charles English Lfd.  Real Estate & Insurance  May We Wish You All Much Happiness  The Folks Who Serve You at 'tis the  season  to sing  $fe^ ������ ���������" w       out  MERRY CHRISTMAS  ���ift-ft\  Dave Hopkin  ZURICH LIFE OF CANADA  Gibsons  May your holiday be  filled with cheery gladness  Molly   and  Ed   Connor  MIDWAY STORE - E & M BOWLADROME  Gibsons  Troubles forin  It's a most surprising thing  how trouble and disaster seem  to bring out the best in people.  During our storm last week  when trees were crashing down,  breakers washing away property, hydro and phone lines were  down, boats being washed away  or smashed, everyone was only  too happy to help those in need.  , Neighbors helped cut fallen  trees, pulled boats up above  the danger line, had people in  for meals, even fixed up beds  for those who had leaks in their  roofs or were too frightened to  stay in their homes because of  what might happen.  17 hampers  Sventeen Christmas hampers  and gifts will be sent out by the  auxiliary of Roberts Creek Legion branch it was announced  at its December meeting. The  auxiliary's fund boxes were  emptied with the proceeds going to St. Mary's Hospital. Gifts  will be sent to Riverview hospital.  Winners of the draws at the  November bazaar were Mrs. E.  H. Book, door; Mrs. Nan Hil-  chie. Roberts Creek, doll; Joan  Crawford, mystery box; Mr. G.  Boser, afghan; hampers' to Mr.  K. J. Fulton, Ken Oram and  Bessie Shaw of Roberts Creek.  Oscw.ihc.  We're never too busy to wish our  friends a very merry Christmas!  Ron's Shoe Repair  to you and yours  at Christmas  Hay and Evelyn      \  JOHNSON TRUCKING  Gibsons  Gibsons  J_*_SS8_S��l_^_S_^_S_fr_^��i^  &.*.*iti*.t.t.tWtit.t.*.t.tl��l*.*}M  mm  45*  ���������������  45*  ���������������  45*  45*  ������������a  45*  ��                          '  ^^g��g_a____H____  48*  45*  45*  45*  ���45*  45*  lit**  A JOYFUL  CHRISTMAS  May laughter and  love brighten  your home.  458'  48*  45*  45*.  45*  45*  45>  45*  45*,  43*  43*  ���������������  48*  ���������_���  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Gibsons  48*  ���������������  48*  ���������������  48*  48*-  ���������������  48*  48*  48*  ��� ���_���������  48*  48*  43*  ��� ������*-  48*  _�����������_  48*  48*  ��� ������������  48*  ��� ������������  48*  ���������������  48*  48*  48*  The work crews of the B.C.  Hydro and B.C Telephone were  really wonderful. They went  without meals and sleep to repair the, many outages. They  were also very willing to help  with leaning or dangerous  trees when the householder himself was unable to cope. Thanks  should go to all these people,  ���our good neighbors.  Our Sincere Wishes To You  from  Management and  Staff  COPPING MOTORS LTD.  Sechelt  **-*,  '"c.  Good wishes for  a Happy Christmas  Mr. and Mrs. Bennett  HOWE SOUND 5-10  . Gibsons  From us to you... a baker's  dozen wishes for a  truly joyous Yuletidet  Henry's Bakery  Gibsons  ?!*5$!0?��*!��?0!*W*?��?*?*i��IOi��tO!OiO^ ���*������������������������>���������������������������-���������-*�������������**���*���������������������*���***���  rfCFf$f��f��f$f$f��f_ff$fOf0f��fOfOf��f$f#f��>f��jFf��>f��f^t  Mi*.��itititM*iti��i*'  I  (By JULES A. MAINH-)  The night was clear, the air  warm, smelling slightly of the  jungle; a good night for the advent of a first born. The young  woman, oriental and petite, carried her pregnancy with the joy  and beauty usual to this, the  greatest of all phenomenon.  Quietly, yet proudly, she surveyed her jungle hut; tidy inside, well-swept outside. She  had a home for her child.  In the distance the guns rumbled, meaning little or nothing  to her. They had been rumbling  for so long, rumfoling for so  manyyears. Suddenly the rum  bling changed to a mighty roar,  a crash, and the jungle hut was  no more. She no longer had a  home for her child. And once  again a mighty roar, a crash,  an_. the young woman disintegrated as a withered leaf, the  lifeless child flung from her  very womjb.  The serried ranks of angels  ordered by the Lord to attend  the birth of every child placed  the'r wings before their faces  and wept, then raising their  voices to Heaven, cried in agony "Almighty Everloving Lord,  did You make a mistake.when  you created man"  ^^hOiOH^H^HtiOiOiOH^OH^O^hl^^iOiO^iOHM  if  AVERY      ^cw.^;^^-^;  MERRY '   it;  CHRISTMAS: TO ALL'     !  ���'   Staff -  *  SUNSHINE COAST SERYICE  Wilson Creek  ALL OUR CUSTOMERS  A wish for a  happy Yuletide  with trimmings.  Jerry and John  May the season ring with  gaiety & good cheer for all!  WALT NYGREN SALES LTD,  EARL'S AGENCIES  Gibsons  ��_  ' V���.-'���; _^ j**���S \   ^y  \  It's always a pleasure to  greet the many friends we've  known through the years  Elphinstone Recreation Group  Roberts Creek  Doubly hearty good wishes  for happy holidays fo everyone!  .  Orv  Moscrip. and  Staff  Standard Motors of Sechelt Ltd.  CHRISTMAS  BLESSINGS  We pray that  the Infant Jesus  t     will bless you  and yours at  Christmastime  and always.  Ted and Pearl Osborne  Osborne Logging Ltd.  Porpoise Bay Road, Sechelt  Happy  Holiday to all and to  ail a very good night.  Management and  Staff  Gibsons Automotive  1!  1  i  Old-fashioned greetings  to our many wonderful friends!  Micky and Betty  Uncle Mick's Shoe Store  Sechelt  hMto_Kff-**_tifc��_n&_^^ ��ji_k_��ft_ft*-M��_li_^^ THE BliJST  TO YOU!  John Duval  B A SERYICE  Madeira Park  SEASON'S  GREETINGS  We wish you health,  wealth & happiiMNi  li abunc-afK*!  , The MacDonells  MADEIRA PARK STORE  Syd and Bernice  ^>mk)  TO EACH AND  EVERY ONE  Whether your  dreams be  big or little,  may they all  come true!  Tom and George        "��u  Tillicum Plumbing  Sechelt  1 _.  Greetings to our  good friends �� neighbors!  from R. M. Kelly  Kelly's Garbage Collection  Gibsons  Time again to say, hem.  a very Merry Christmas  and a Happy New Year!  from   the   Macleods  ���   Bob and Rita  PENINSULA FOOD MARKET  Davis Bay  James and Billie Graves  8 & J Store  Halfmoon Bay  **t��<��cw��!ic��^��te^����KP<��j��te��{e��ia^_f  j&to-  �����CW.INC  Ernie, the two Minnies  .   and Lyn - Marie  E & M GROCERY  & CONFECTIONERY  Sechelt *  7f���<i& t&e de���i4*K ofoiu cu4C& 4ouf  Marilyn and Neil  Campbell's Variety Store  Sechelt  :  O.CW.INC  many {/ue+idd,  and fuzbiand,...  Bill  and Dorothy  MURRAY'S GARDEN  & PET SUPPLIES  Gibsons  As the holy season arrives  to unfold again its inspiring message,  we extend to you our sincere greetings  John Harvey - Mary Stenher and Staff  Harvey Funeral Home  Gibsons A "Bllloiii |^_ipKu_rgH  When I was ma'king my way,  to Vancouver one Friday morning, having breakfasted with: radio commentators1 on the Grey  Cup game in show-clad Ottawa,  I was remihded;that I too had  recently received a formal in  vitation to attend a ball in Edinburgh, Scotland, as a preliminary to the Rugby International  there between Scotland and the  New Zealand AH Blacks,' who  played in Vancouver recently.  When I  mentioned this  to my  f*  > -U'l  GREETING.  To all our friends ��� a Very Merry  V       Christmas Season  Jim, Eva and LiU  Seaview Market  Roberts Creek  PEACE ON  and goodwill to all men;  Doris and Arnold Bond  Shell Service  Halfmoon Bay <  To all our   *  patrons, a very Merry  Christmas season!  Bill Swain and Dan Currie  C & S Sales  Sechelt  (By ERIC  THOMSON)  Irish daughter-in-law her response was that it would be fun  to hop a plane and go, but my  muse must ride this morning  on Mr. Bennett's ferry and  make that trip in fancy.  Scotland is a small country  compared with Canada, and  her sons and daughters who  achieve distinction are known  by name and fame from the  Shetlands to the Borders. When  an International is played at  Edinburgh, in these days of  speedy transportation, its followers, as many women as men,  converge from all airts on that  city's famous Murrayfield  ground. I was at George Watson's College there, and it has  supplied many players for Scotland's teams over, the years,  and its former pupils' club, the  Watsonian Club of Edinburgh  doesn't need' a Rugby herald. It  is something new for it to put  on a ball on an occasion like  this, but that is not the point  that intrigues me.  The tickets are priced at ��2-  2-0. This doesn't mean anything  to us Canadians, but to a Scot  it spells guineas, with the corollary that, it is a posh affair,  involving evening dress or a  kilt. But, on my\ invitation in  heavy type is this notice:  "In view of recent legislation  it has been decided to provide  transport by coach at no additional charge, to and from In-  gliston. Coaches will leave from  the carriageway in front of the  school commencing at 8:15 p.mV,  Last coach 10 p.m. Pariring  space for cars in Junior Quadrangle. Coastes return from In-  gliston as and when required  from 1 a.m. onwards."  The picture now gets into focus. As we know, breathalyser  tests were recently instituted in  Britain, and it is now a case of  "Ae toot and you're oot." The  above-quoted paragraph is a  pregnant utterance, the . result  of measures provided to circumvent   this   legislation  by   some  Jf or tint u tt* a  feon tegiben!  Helen  HELENS FASHION SHOP  Gibsons  of the brightest legal minds arid  heartiest drinkers in Scotland.  Watson's College grounds are  in Colinton, a southern suburb  of Edinburgh, and the present  college, built some 30 years  ago is a gracious building set  in green lawns with ample park-.  ing, and quite up to anything we  have in this  country.  So,  you  and even one Rolls Royce be-  can imagine the gathering of  the Watsonian Clan, which includes a fair slice off the top  of the, cultural, medical .municipal and business life of Edinburgh and further out.  These citizens and their ladies arrive in their Bentleys,  longing to the secretary. They  are welcomed into the college,  everybody  at   this   stage  very  (Continued  on   Page  8)  May the peace  of Christmas be  in every heart this season.  Alex and Alma  Gilmore's Variety Shop  Sechelt  We all wish you a  very Merry Christmas  The Duncans  Alex, Lorraine and Family  HOPKINS LANDING STORE  Merry Christmas to all our friends!  Vince and Anne Prewer  Marine Men's Wear 1  Gibsons ��� || n*^^^^^^^**��&+0^*^^^0^^*^*��**^^^*>*+*^^****^+*  1  r  v* ���.   wv .-j-v   www..-    /^swwww   vw_w    -r.w     ���        >   ^jv^v^vvv^v^^yvv^crfso^^^r^jj^-^^  ^M l'IMlnfi|w  I  sr  i ���  ��  fa  5. .  kit ���-   MTy-f '   l-C-   -T_   -if'J  3 ,<�������?&&#,  to you and your family  from  ROBERTS CREEK CREDIT UNION  Sechelt        ^  r^_}J_^S^a^r_^i_SlSS^_��_3-^  _?  ��  I.  To all our Customers and Friends . . .  It's been a pleasure serving yoti in  the past���we look; forward to  serving you again!  Deck the halls with houghs  of holly! It's time to  wish you a merry Christinas!  To Our Friends and Patrons  all the Best  Colin  and Pauline  Bird  Pender Harbour Hotel  Nels and Bert  SECHELT SHELL SERYICE  to all our  loyal patrons  Ralph and Margaret  GIBSONS RADIO CABS  Greetings fo you and yours . ���. may  we take this opportunity to express  our wishes for a holiday with all the  trimmings!  I���^"���W^lO**-*.-^���^����_��-��^,  ..s T"    -V. %\>*^.wJUV.-SS'lS- - NM.  VKWTOyw-^      wy^w^s*   *w SVL"'35.^*  0KW..HC ^ From all our funy  friends ... warm greetings for  a holiday season filled with joy.  Len Wray and all of us on the  S. PC. A.  .< V V A V  V--\W   s \<r.<ss��   4-\V...   .MA   A-.     %.v*.  ,   A^  ��  Gibsons  3*_*&tifr-n_*_ft2*a��_K^_tt2tift_^^  Gibsons  ��SCW.INC.  a package full of  cbaer  ROBILLIARD ELECTRIC  Sechelt  It's the holiday season . _ _ and  our opportunity to wish everyone the merriest Yuletide ever!  Frank and Dayle  Nevens' Television & Radio  Gibsons  3s (By C. G. WEATHERH_L)  Just lately I went to our local theatre and, watched the  film Hell's Angels on Wheels.  This film was no different from  any of its predecesisors, Wild  Angels, and Devils7Angels:- The  main attractions of thejse films  are  violence,   raw  action,   and  as  sex. There was ho true plot to  the film; the story was loose  and haphazard.  Many adults and younger people I have spoken to on the subject of this type of movie say  they dislike the ideas expressed  in these pictures. This is their  personal opinion which they are  ���utd a&UttcUutt fcocC c/iee%  NcMYNN REALTY & INSURANCE  Mrs. Do Wortman��� Jack Warn  7 Gibsons  entitled to have. Some say, however, that going to see this type  of movie is just a way of killing  time by sitting in the theatre.  This, I feel, is wrong.  Any film which I go to see I  consider as an expression of  art  and  education.  Art  is  the  , perfection  of  an   ideal  image.  7 A film1, despite what it may por-.  tray, is^ still; striving to ^pre_erit  an ideal image of what some  thing or value represents. A  portrait can be of any subject,  ; from a beautiful garden to an  . old trash can, but it still represents the artist's image of  what the ideal garden or trash  can should look like. It is his  ideal image of whatever object  he is portraying. This ideal  imagery can be considered the  main idea behind a film. In  other words, the ideal image  of Hell's Angels, or any subject  a film is trying to portray.  Many films can become rather  stale and camp because they  lack realism. A typical example of this is the beggar-in-tailored-rags effect found in many  movies.   To   express   the   true  mood arid characterization in a  film, a person must be willing  to present the film in the most  realistic form possible. The  Hell's Angels have a known  reputation for violence; therefore if the Hell's Angels attitude comprises the main theme  in a film, one can expect a  great deal of violence depicted  in it.  When I say a film is educa:  tional, I say this because any  experience is educational. I  don't wish to condemn or recommend any film. I won't tell  anybody to go and see a movie  because I think it was entertaining. I will say, however, go  and see a movie and form your  own opinions. The film was born   stage   which  is v considered  from the same ideas of the live   art. Therefore a film is an  an  art.  George and Mike  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  Gibsons  A cheery hello to each of you from  the staff and management of  Einar and Sig  Twin Creek Lumber  & Building Supplies Ltd.  R  i  M  Gibsons "       ��� ��  .- &  _M��_**fiK_tt-N-R)-ft_K_ftl__t^^  ^im:mmmmmimmim9iiii:m:mmmiiimiiimmtiim  -...  ''M  ���������������  ���������������  ���������������  ���������������  ���*&���:���  *&y  ���������������  We Wish to "Open" with  To Our Friends  �������������  48f  ���������������  Sechelt, B.C.  !&___>a&_��t-tt_��-��-^^  ���������������  <��_-  .-������������������  ��-*  ���������������  4S*  ���a...  ���������������  ��_>  ���������������  4&  ���������������  ���������������  ���������  ��� ������������  43_r  ���������������  ������������  *_*  __*  We would like fo also "pass" on fo you our thanks  and appreciation for your patronage. May the  holiday "add" up to be the merriest  for you and yours.  THE BANK OF MONTREAL  ���������������  4&  ���������������  ���������������  4��  ���������������,  45__  T. F. Daugherty  Manager  Gibsons  E. W. Booth  Manager  Sechelt  Geof. Burrett  Accountant-in-Charge  Madeira Park  4&  ���o��_*  ^l0f*?��f*?*f��f��f��?$f*?��*?*f*!��?��!!*fO?��*l*f#!O!0f*!*!��?��?*!��!��l��!��> A ball  (Continued from Page 5)  formal, and as old schoolmates  are met and one o| more libations poured #>r tlfe * road, rthe  east win^y, went ehdy "haar"  evaporates intd the genial gfow  of an Edinburgh party, and by  the time the first coach (bus to  us) is ready to roll, everybody  .s on a first name basis. When  I was> in Edinburgh a few years  ago, the Alexanders had most  of the tour buses, and the Alexanders or their fathers were at  school with me, and it can be  taken as certain that if this,  company provides the coaches  on this occasion, they will be  at least as shiny as our latest  Sechelt bus.  The ball is to be held at In-  gliston, some eight miles out of  Edinburgh from the College.  This is the sit�� of the Royal  Highland Agricutural Show  ground, where every year Argentine and American millionaires pay tens of thousands of  pounds for Scottish cattle, and  their proceedings are opened by  royalty. There is a reception  pavilion and ball room there  much larger than at the College, and a bar commensurate  with Highland thirsts, which  there isn't at the College.  The   caterers,   J.   W.   Mackie  & Sons, have that fine restaurant facing the Castle, half-way  along   Princess   Street,   known  to every Canadian visitor. Buzz  Moore, of Vancouver, who captained the Canadian rugby team  which visited Edinburgh a few-  years' ago, told me that the* evening after their game, the Scottish Rugby Union had a party  for  the   Canadians   in  the  upstairs dining room at Mackies.  The seating arrangements were  that one Canadian was put between two Scots. At a pause between the finish of the dinner  and the start of the party, with  nice  timing,   the  lights  in   the  room were turned off, the window  draPes   drawn  back,   and  the flood lighting on the Castle  was turned on. This had been  done only once or twice before  for very special guests of the  City. It can be taken for granted that the purveyors of the liquid refreshments will rate as  high.  Every good time comes to an  end, and speculation turns on  how these revellers will get  back to the college, where they  taught us long ago that "Facilis  descensus Averni, sed redire,  hie labor hoc opus est," that is  to say that it is easy to get to  the ball, but the job is to get  back.  That was what was  exercising   my   wife,   a   daughter   of  Edinburgh,   whose   query  was:  "What will they _a with them  when they get them back to the  College?" I pointed out to her  that this braw new college has  a  full-sized  swimming  pool,  a  large   cafeteria,   and   a   small  hospital,   and  as   an   adequate  number of the most distinguished doctors, lawyers and ministers in  Scotland will undoubtedly be  among those  present,  those who need it will be dunked, pumped out, cautioned and  cossetted and fed with a breakfast of baps, oatmeal porridge,  bacon and eggs and black coffee, and sent on their way fit  to pass any test, and they will  "no be wauchlin' hame."  W���/f"^8_i__S��r*l-  io\ liilillfc  "Avoid  looking directly at  that  diamond unless you'xe  wearing sun glasses!"  COAST NEWS  CAROL SHEETS  Available to organizations by  enquiring at the Coast News Coast News, Dec. 21, 1967.  Roll up your  sleeve fo  save a life...  BE A BLOOD DONOR  mmmimmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmimmm  s* '���'.';,  45*  45*  _������������  CHIROPRACTIC OfflCE  Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Thursdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Saturdays 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Post Office Building, Sechelt  Telephone 885-2333  Editor: May I offer some observations on the recent Gibsons village and school board  elections. That so many incumbents should have failed in their  efforts to be re-elected -would  seem to indicate not necessarily  personal disfavor, but rather a  deep concern on ithe part of taxpayers over the manner in  which/the^r affairs have been  administered, resulting in continually  rising  costs  of  public  ]  .. it won't fasten you  Published in (he Interests of Safe Driving by the  following Sunshine Coast Service Stations  and Automotive Dealers .  GIBSONS  GIBSONS SHU STATION  WA1 - VE* AUTO BODY  sumrdtEST motms  GIBSOMS AUTOMOTIVE  KOMAC PARIS  SECHELT  SHHflT SHfU SERVICE  SUNSHIK COAST SERVICE  COPPBIG MOTORS LM.  ^A*8*  ^  *A��fc*  Give Yourself i LUCKY BREAK  This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor Control  Board or by the Government of British Columbia.  services and education. A look  at a few figures will show that  such concern is well founded.  In the matter of school costs,  comparing 1567 costs: with those  for 1962 (based on S.D. No. 46  budget figures) shows:  ���That student enrolment increased by 22% over the five  years.  ���But Instruction costs increased by 80.2% over the  same period.  Administration costs increased by 136.3% over the same period.  Capital and debt charges increased by 111% over the same  period.  All other costs increased by  97% over the same period.  Most , of these increases occurred in two years, 1966 and  1967.  ."���'������' .:'-:;;'.77.  And, according to the Dominion Bureau of Statistics the average cost-per-student in Canada in 1967 was $597; the cost-  per-student in S.D. No. 46 in  the same 7 year is $792; i.e.  f 32.7% greater than the Canadian average.  S.D. No. 46 figures indicate  disproportionate increases in  costs ias compared with the enrolment increase. We are informed in recent news reports  that S.D. No. 48 has 20.3 more  teachers than entitlement pro- 7  vides; it is also reported as  haying the lowest student/  teacher ratio in the province. ;;  -Despite these factors, which ij  would seem to indicate a better than average provision of  staff and facilities, many aspects of the educational process and its results seem to be  questioned, judging by recent  conference reports.  At the municipal level plans  are considered for sewage<iis-  posal systems to cost $300,000  and upwards, to be paid for in  a district with a higher than  average prpportion/of pensioners*, andvothereiimfted by fixed  retirement incomes; also a district reportedly having a relatively high per, capita ratio of  public welfare recipients. It is  worth noting that West Vancouver, probably the most affluent community in B.C., has only  recently felt able to finance  such services, and then only in  the central core of the community,; where population density is several times higher than  in Gibsons. How, 7theny can the  ratepayers of Gibsons hope to  sustain payments for such a  plan at this time.  Concern over all these matters has been growing ��� and  the results of the current elections would seem to indicate the  public response ��� a response  that the newly constituted village commission and the school  board should consider carefully,  and review their future plans'  accordingly. The elected representatives have a duty to their  fellow citizens to see that essential services are^ provided  in an effective manner, and with  much less "administrative empire-building" than has been  evident in the recent past.  --N. Richard^ McKibbin.  '-'��������"-���- ''���;"���'���"���.-.       ;'*&"'.'_"'���''���'���';    : ,    7 '���'���'  JSfeed Ipainers  In an effort tofcreate and actively develop more track and  field clubs in B.C., Royal Canadian Legion Sports Training  Chairman John Griffiths announced a stepped-up grogram.  The Legion is prepared to  send staff to communities as  frequently as it warrants, to  ensure the success of any. new  club or. the re-building of an old  one.  To this end, the Thirfl Annual Coaching Conference, with  the theme Track and Field Development, will be held Jan. 12  through 14 at the: Royal Towers  Hotel. Deadline for applications  is Dec. 20 at 1531 West Pender,  Vancouver 5.  COAST NEWS WANT ADS  , ARE BEST SELLERS  Phone 886-2622  43*  '556'  &ve$  45*  45*  ;45*  ���������������  ���������������  .45*  ���������������  45*  ���������������  , ...��#  45*  ���>���������  45*  45*  ���������������  ...a.  45*  45*  ��������������� ,  45*..  ���������������  45*  ���������������  45*  For a Boy or Girl's  Christmas  17 Jewel WATCHES  S9.95  ���_-��  45*  48*  48*  ,48*  43*  ���������������  48*  ���������������  DRESSER SET  $14.95  :-45*.  ���������������  "45*  45*  1*YEAR GUARANTEE  SHOCK  PROOF  WATERPROOF  48*  ���������������  48*  ���������������  48*  48*  45*  48*  43*  48*  ���������������  48*  ���������������  4S*  I L. & J.Jewellers  $125  (FORMERLY CHRIS' JEWELRY)  Cowrie Street ��� SECHELT ��� Ph. 885-9420  UP  from all our members to everyone,  a very happy holiday  Local 297, International Brotherhood of Pulp,  Sulphite & Paper Mill Workers M THOUGHTS TURN TO BETHLEHEM  Betty Gisvold  JAY-BEE FURNITURE AND APPLIANCES  Gibsons  A Very Merry Christmas  Norman  Watson  and Frank  Partridge  TYEE PRODUCTS LTD.  ��� Sechelt  MAY THE HOLIDAY SEASON  RING JOYOUSLY FOR YO.J  John, Frank and Jackie  Peninsula Hotel  Sunshine Coast Highway  Beau Brummel? The Scarlet Pimpernel? The face is famfiliar but  . . .How about Max P'erguson? Yes, it's the inimitable Max who,  in addition to his large repertoire of voices has, on occasion (such  as this one for CIBC-TV's And Then We Wrote ... .) changed his appearance,-too. Max is heard every weekday morning on the CBC  radio network taking satirical potshots at the. day's headlines. And  now he's also an author��� of the critically-acclaimed "And Now...  Here's Max!", a history of Max versus the CBC.. .or vice-versa.  home be  filled witli joy a* Christmas!  To all of our customers: best wishes  for a happy holiday. May bur  friendships continue.  Mr. and Mrs. Butler and Staff!  K. Butler Realty  Gibsons  Don't leave  The report of the auto theft  committee of the International  Police   Chiefs   Association   has  revealed why car manufacturers are intraducing devices on  their. 1968 models to try to pre-  . vent drivers from leaving the  key ..in the ignition when they  park their cars.  Canadian Automotive Trade  reports that the committee, head  ed by Hamilton's j>olice chief  Leonard Lawrence, produced  statistics showing that 76% of  all stolen cars were left unlocked and that 43% had the keys  left in the ignition. Another 3.4%  of stolen cars had the keys left  in the car, although not in the  ignition ��� under the floor mat,  over the sun visor and such..  places. ' .   *""  Some 40% of all car thefts  were accomplished by circumventing the ignition switch, the  most popular method being to  cross wires behind, the instrument panel, which, is why manufacturers are introducing theft-  deterrent switch assemblies.  RECORD NUMBER AT PARKS  .. At British Columbia's provin-.  cial parks, more than 6 million  visits were recorded this year  which-represented an 18 percent  increase over 1966, the previous  record year. Good spring weather, a generally warm, dry  summer - and ^ late fall coupled  with many travellers passing  through on their way to Expo  contributed to the tremendous  number of visits.  W4PPy  ^  topping up*  to say hello!  Jack and Moira  CLEMENT  DISTRIBUTOR  ��� Gibsons  H. BISHOP  Sechelt,  Cacw.im  May you have the best  Christmas ever!  Edna and Lloyd. Hanson  HOME OIL ��� Distributor  ���    ��� ----'Sechelt' '"���������  !S<^^et��!��^�����!cJ-2^?��ie^!ei��^eflPe^P���!S!��rf    js����ft-_*-W*��3g^^  HAPPY HOLIDAYS  A freeful of good wishes for dill  ���-���>"���->        ..      ./,-���..-. -.���������;.'      ., v,   .-. - ���'��� .'���:  Charlie, Cathie,  Norm, Doug and Al  Gibsons Shell Service Station  We're sending you a bouquet  ef good wishes and cheer for the holiday season.    ;  May your Christmas be bright   Bin, jean and fio  LissiLand Florists  Gib|ons ;.   ,,..... ;    :.,;,-v;.-.    ���:*���<  May they glow with lots of good   cheer dhdgood times! *���'w*  ,.        - -    . Bill and Barry   .  Gulf Building Supplies  .    .      .  Sechelt . geaiit presented in 1606  The first playinCanada was':./--toh^.'V.;:it^.was\.written;,'by'-Marc:: ony of Port Royal,  a pageant presented in 1606;bn    Lescarbot,    a   briiiiant   young Built by the Sieur de Monts in  thewaters of Anapolis Basin at     Parisian lawyer who proved to 1605 from~plans drawn by Sam-  PortRoyalin the Bay ofr Fun-     be the life of the party at the uel de Champlain, this was the  dy,   entitled  "Theatre  of  Nepi     frame,habitation in the new col- first   permanent   white   settle-  -;V.��� .-  ment on the continent north of  the Gulf of Mexico. The original  building was destroyed by an  English colonial force from Virginia in 1613, marking the beginning of the long struggle between England and France for  supremacy in the new world. It  has since been reconstructed on  the original site.  Champlain was a member of  the pioneering party, and so  was Louis Hebert, both moving  later to Quebec. Lescarbot  founded an "Order:';-of Good  Cheer'' which t provided fortnightly banquets during the  winter. In Novemiber of 1606,  the play was performed to wel-v  come back Poutrincourt, the  ernor, from a voyage of ex-,  plora.tio'n. Lescarbot later wrote  and illustrated; an entertaining  history of the* colony. After a  poor start, the: colonists were  able to survive the winters without scurvy thanks to the fresh  fruit: and vegetables planted by  Hebert.  (This historical feature is one  of a series which readers may  wish to clip arid, save.) .  c.w.Jep��*t5/i  From the Imperial Oil Collection  WANT SOMETHING DONE!  You'll find the help you need  in the directory  p yourself  to a safe Christmas  Yon can help yourself to a safe  Christmas by keeping a list of  telephone numbers for. fire;  police, ambulance and other  emergency services beside your  telephone during the busy holiday season.  Telephone traffic is extremely  heavy at this time of year, and  especially on Christmas Day.  B.C. Tel's full operator staff  ���cvill be at work during the holidays, but you may find-it difficult to reach an operator  quickly because of the heavy  traffic.  As a result, it may be necessary  in case of emergency to find  and dial the appropriate emergency  service  number  directly.  To assist you, -B.C. Tel is mailing to all of its. customers a  special card on which you can  note police, fire and ambulance  numbers and numbers for your  doctors and others you may require in an emergency. Additional copies of this card are  available at your B.C. Tel office.  Use this card to help yourself to  a safe Christmas by noting the  numbers you might have to call  and by keeping the card beside  your telephone, especially dur-r  ing the holiday season.  Make up your own list if you  wish.  But whatever you do, be sure to  keep your emergency service  numbers handy,  just in case.  B.C.TEL &  BRITISH COLUMBIA TELEPHONE COMPANY  HOLIDAY PICKUP SCHEDULE  DEC. 24: LAST PICKUP FOR ROBERTS CREEK UNTIL  JAN. 7  NO PICKUP DEC. 25 and 26  DEC. 29 to JAN. 3  Thank  You Everybody  If It's Electric Heating  Be sure to Consult us on  MARKEL  LECTRIC   BASEBOARD   HEAT  Sold and Serviced on the Sunshine Coast by  McPhedran Electric  LTD.  SUNNYCREST SHOPPING  CENTRE ��� GIBSONS  Phone 886-9680  with more interest  Give new  Bank of Montreal  6% six-year  Savings Certificates  in Merry Christmas  gift crackers  You pay only $7.35 for a $10.00 certificate,  maturing in 1973. Simple rate is 6% for a total  return of more than one-third in six years.  Make someone a happy investor this Christmas.  Give EJank of Montreal Savings Certificates in  merry Christmas wrappers from Bank of Montreal.  Wrappers available free in all branches.  Bank of Montreal  Canada's First Bank  Gibsons Branch: T. F. DAUGHERTY, Manager  Port Mellon (Sub-Agency): Open on  Canadian Forest Products Ltd. semi-monthly -paydays  Sechelt Branch:      l   ���' ERNEST BOOTH, Manager  Pender Harbour, Madeira Park (Sub-Agency):     Open Daily :im^nmimmm^nmim^nm:m^  .vi-  m^-.s ���: ��� &��� - >_K__ps  <a ifopoug  to all our lopal  patron* anb  tfjeir lotoefc ones;  N. RICHARD McKIBBIN & Insurance  Gibsons  To All Our Friends  Fay and Dick Birkin  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE & CABINET SHOP  Roberts Creek  6&1 a /taftfcy 6ot��dcup 4ea,&04tf  Greetings to all pur patrons ... it's been 9  pleasure serving you. Merry Christmas!  Ivy,   Dorothy  and Ron  Peninsula Cleaners  Gibsons  M*M ywMMws be bright!  Lome Smith and Bill Sneddon  Pink Elephant Laundromat  Walter arid Kay  Sunshine Coast Highway  Gibsons  goob toteljes!  Alf and Christina  RITCHEY  Gibsons  ��� ���y'ahd(mi_^Jd^;':^''.!  send to you pur  patroi_s_and friends  Ken, Larry, Lionel  and Jackie  KENMAC PARTS  Gibsons.  ?68 officers  At the final 1%7 United  Church Women meeting in the  church hall, Mrs. W. J. Mueller with Mrs. G. Sykes at the  piano, led in carol singing. Mrs  Mueller gave as a solo O Holy  Night.  Presentation of a life membership was made to the retiring president, Mrs. E. Forbes.  Mrs. F. Grant, nominating committee convenor presented the  committee's slate of officers for  election. The list was accepted  unanimously. The new officers  will be Mrs. Norman , Moore,  president; Mrs. A. C. Puchal-  ski and Mrs. A. Boyes, vice-  presidents; Mrs E. Clarke, recording secretary; Mrs W. M.  Cameron, corresponding secretary and Mrs. 3. S. Macey, treas  urer.  Convenors of. standing committees are Mrs. C. A. Chamberlin, Mrs. L. Dadsweil, Mrs.  F. Daugherty, Mrs.v A. Y. Faris,  Mrs. E. Forbes, Miss F. Grant,  Mrs. J. E. Lee, Mrs. J. A. Main-,  7 il, Mrs. N. Moore, Mrs. G. Wv  ' Richards and Mrs. J. A. Wick-  lund. Unit leaders are Mrs. E.  Clarke, Mrs. A. Y. Faris, Mrs.  D. C. Horner and Mrs. R. W.  Vernon.  _I.CW.INC.  | WE WISH YOU  | THE MERRIEST  j  OF HOLIDAYS I  j     L & H SWANSON Lfd.  j Sechelt  lQmtmmi..t........t.m.��..��m.m...m.��..m................m.��.<  may yon have  happy holiday  RAZORS EDGE  BARBS SHOP  on Marine Drive  at Bus Stop  Prop. Dave Maw  _*i*i��i*i*i9ititl��i��;ti*il.��i^^  ���������������  O  ���������������  <*��  o  -*���  *&  ���������������  ���������������  4S*  ������.������  4��  ���������������  ���������������  ���������������  <-��  ���������������  4��  -*��_><H  ���������������  4��  *_>  y��  ���������������  ���������������  .���*#  ���������������  ���������������  <���_*  ���������������  ��� ���<���������  V The Brynelsons ��� Johnnie, Kay, Dal and Staff     ;       7.  Greetings to you and yours, . . may we take this opportunity to  express our wishes for a holiday with all the trimmings  ���������������  4_>  ��� ������������  4SSfr  ������_���������  4��  ���������������  ������.������  O  ���������������  Secret Cove -��� Sechelt Penlnsnla  <*>  ?.t��mtfftf��{t!tm��f��M��fffftfm Oacw.we.  �����*�������*������,.  A JOYOUS  May you be filled with  gladness at Christmas!  A Very Merry Christmas  to all  from Frank and Ellen  S0LNIKS SERVICE STATION  Sunshine Coast Highway  !���������������������*.������������������������������������  "IT CA.v._��  UPON THE  MIDNIGHT  CLEAR ...  Len and Reta Higgs  SECHELT TOWING  -SAIVA6ELTD.  �� f  ���iCW.INC.  Hope your dreams come true!  Management and  Staff  Peninsula Building Supply Ltd,  Sechelt  ;<��-Mvc-fB����_-c<c*Miro  WISHING YOU CHEERI  from  Parkinson's Heating Ltd,  Gibsons  >;���  t  rentiers  Once ^againtitTis?my privilege  to join you inybelehratibn of ^  anniversary waron in- tradition,  solemn in significance, and  changeless always in the face  of change. - . <  We live today in times of turmoil; times which challenge our  old-established ways arid values  But time. can. never diminish  and change can never challenge  the force for good of the mes  sage of Christmas.  Peace on earth, goodwill toward men��� these are the values as timeless today as they  were on the night of the first  Christmas nearly two thousand  'years >ago>7.7'���,���/���  They are the spirit of Christmas. And in that spirit I wish  you allj most sincerely, a very  Merry Christmas 7 and a Happy  New Year.  With the nation's fire losses  running above those of a year  ago,' the Canadian Underwriters' Association asks householders from coast to coast to use 7  care with fire during the Christmas holiday season.  "Fire prevention is a job for j  everyone  in the family,"  said t  W..-W-. Owen, general manager  of the -association. ���'Statisticians :  have  found  that-every  fourth :  fire   in  Canada   is . caused  by  carelessness;! and   if   we   can r  eliminate  these  needless' fires,������')  we can reduce our fire toll by I  25 percent." Fires this year are \  expected to cause property loss- 7  es to reach hearily $154 million  and fire  deaths this year are J  expected   to   exceed   570,   Mr. ;  Owen added. \  "This heavy toll in lives andimproperly can be deduced if we  all join in preventing fires," he  added. 7  Heating and cooking equipment, Mr. Owen pointed put are  the leading causes of fire, responsible for every fifth fire in  Canada. Particular care with  such equipment was urged by  Mr. Owen as a good fire prevention step.  To further prevent fires,  matches and smoking, the second largest cause of fire, should  be recognized and treated as  the serious hazards they are.  The third largest cause of fire  Mr. Owen added, is misuse of  electricity and faulty electrical  equipment. The number of fires  in the nation can be sharply  reduced by making sure that all  electrical equipment in the  home is in good repair, he declared.  &����tgi��e?��wee��s^^  from  Guy and May Winning  THE WINNING POST  Ole's Cove Resort  R.R.1. Halfmoon Bay  �����CW.IHC.  BRIGHT GOOD WISHES!  Smitty's Boat Rentals  and MACTU  Gibsons  "iilli  It's always V a pleasure  to say hello to all our friends at  Christmas and wish them the best  of everything!  Harold and Joyce Clay       '*-.v,'  Madeira Marina  ' -���- .."V-    ���;.'!��� ^t;^ ��� \**. - ���*�����_.'. . ~-  Madeira Pa_*__ '  "  v >!>>..'������  7MAY YOUR HOLIDAYS  BE BRIGHT WITH JOY!  Ken Goddard ��� Your  ROCKGAS PROPANE  representative in  the  Gibsons area  Rockgas Propane Ltd,  3  Gibsons  t-mmmmiim  M-WH__K '^ *.*���'* p*'  Whiskey Jack stamped SUNSHINE COA  Four color lithography has  been employed to print a 5c  Gray; Jay Canada Post Office  stamp scheduled for release on  Feb. H5, Postmaster General  Jean-Pierre Cote announces.  The new stamp, a continuation  of a Wildlife Series which will  be completed within four years,  marks the debut of Martin Glen  Loates as a designer of Canadian postal issues. Mr. Loates,  a resident of Willowdale, Ontario, has won praise from naturalists and laymen alike for his  precise artistic interpretations  of nature, painstaking research  SzZZZZZZZCrackle      . hey! See the light.  You'll find ELECTRIC-CONTRACTORS fast in the  YELLOW PAGES. Where your fingers do the walking.  ff*v v^   ^ ���vrj. v**1.  of all forms of wildlife. A love  and a dedication to careful ob-  sertvatioris in the naturaly. environment of his subjects have  been important factors in his  largely self-taught skill. Mr.  Loates, a native of Toronto, was  born in 1945.  Frequently referred to as the  Canada * Jay, Whiskey Jack,  Camp Robber or Moose Bird,  the Gray Jay is a bird! of the  coniferous forests of North America whose breeding grounds  are in a broad unbroken geographic band extending from  British Columbia and the Yukon to Newfoundland. The adult bird usually attains an overall length of 11" to 13", larger  than a robin and reminiscent of  a huge overgrown chickadee.  The juveniles have smoky black  plumage.  Many folk-tales and superstitions have grown up around this  bird which depict it as. a sly  robber, though not altogether  bad, and a trickster able to  transform himself into a shape  most appropriate to suit the occasion. Haunting lumber camps  and trappers' cabins, it was  said to be the spirit of departed  woodsmen, and in the northern  forests the Indians were so superstitious about it that they  were afraid to look at the nest  and never molested it'.  The bird is extremely tame,  bold and verv curious. It will  enter a tent or cabin in search  of food and frequently carries  away items which are inedible.  In spite of its impudence, it is  a retiring bird and vanishes inevitably as the borders of permanent settlement encroach upon its haunts.  There, that does it. Tree's all trimmed. Presents are wrapped. Anything else?  Ah, yes-one thing. Here's wishing you a very merry old style Christmas from  all the folks at Molson's!  01 Q Si u 1 e  l & H SWANSON LTD.  Cement Gravel,        Backhoe &  Road Gravel, Loader Work  Sand & Fill  Septic Tanks & Drain Fields  Phone 885-9666  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER  Household Moving & Storage  Phone 886-2664 ��� R.R.1 Gibsons  MASTER BREWED BY MOLSON'S (Ml  This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor Control Board or ;by the Government of British Columbia.  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION   and  MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Phone 886-2231  From 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Res. 886-9949  Wiring, Electric Heating  Appliance Repairs  NICK'S ELECTRIC & APPLIANCES  Pender Harbour  Phone 883^-2516 evenings  R.R.I., Madeira Parte  -ri^Hi,!;    ;;   > J ' | j ; r-: *-, rt)-?WpJ ^__S .PT-S'l  A. E RITCHEY  TRACTOR  WORK  Clearing,  Grading, Excavating,   Bulldozing,   Clearing  teeth  FOR  RENTAL  Arches, Jacks, Pumps  Air Compressor,  Rock Drill  Concrete Vibrator  Phone  886-2040  C&SSALES  For all your heating  requirements  Agents for ROCKGAS  PROPANE  Also Oil Installation  Free estimates  Furniture  Phone 885-9713  CHAIN SAW CENTRE  SECHELT,   B.C.  ^Dealers for:  Jacpbson Power Mowers  McCulloch   ���   Homelite  "Pioneer  ���  Stihi  Canadian Chain Saws  Chrysler and Johnson  Outboards  Parts for Maintenance & Repairs  also overhaul & winter storage  of outboard motors  Phone  885-9626  RICHARD F. KENNETT  NOTARY PUBLIC  GIBSONS,  B.C.  Phone:    Office 886-2481  MURRAY'S GARDEN  & PET SUPPLIES  LANDSCAPING ��� PRUNING  Gower   Point   Road  Box 190 --Gibsons  Phone 886-2919  roy&wagenAar  LAND   SURVEYING  SURVEYS  1525   Robson   St.  Vancouver 5 Ph. 681-9142  Zenith 6430  Sechelt 885-2332  NEVENS RADIO & TV  DEALER FOR  PHILIPS  ZENITH  FLEETWOOD  RCA VICTOR  SALES & SERVICE  To all Makes  Phone 886-2280  G M FURN ACE SERVICE  Box 65, Gibsons  7    Expert oil burner repair service-  ���        night or day  Phone 886-2468  885-2064  HEATING & SUPPLIES  ((Formerly   Rogers  Plumbing)  on Sechelt Highway & Pratt Rd.  SALES   AND   SERVICE  Port Mellon ��� Pender Harbour  Free Estimates  Phone 886-9533  APPLIANCES  Radio, Appliance & TV Service  live  Better Electrically  GIBSONS ElECTRIC LTD.  Authorized GE Dealer  Phone 886-9325  CULF BUILDING SUPPLIES  Everything for your building  needs .  Sechelt��� Ph. 885-2283  SIM ELECTRIC LTD.  ELECTRICAL   CONTRACTORS  SECHELT  Phone 885-2062 '  At the Sigh of the Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & MARINE SERVICE LTD.  Machine Shop  Arc  &  Acty  Welding  Steel   Fabricating  Marine Ways  Automotive & Marine Repair*  Standard Marine Station  Phone  886-7721  Res.  886-9956 ��� 886-9326  TWIN CREEK LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD.  Phone 886-2808  Everything   for   your   building  needs  Free Estimates  SUNSHINE COAST TRAILER PARK  1 mile west of Gibsons on Hiway  Roomy Parking, Plenty of Water  Large recreation area  Bus passes jpa*k site  Phone  886-9826  I i S TRANSPORT LTD.  Phone   886-2172  Daily Freight Service to  Vancouver  Local pickup and delivery  service  Lowbed hauling  THRIFTEE DRESS SHOP  "WHERE   FASHIONS   START"  Your Foremost Ladies  Wear  Gibsons ���  886-9543  SICOTTE BULLDOZING LTD.  ��� ROAD BUILDING  ��� LAND CLEARING  ��� ROAD GRADING  Phone 886-2357  PARKINSON'S HEATING LTD.  Gibsons  ESSO OIL FURNACE  No Down  Payment���Bank  Int.  Ten Years to Pay  Complete  line  of Appliances  For free estimates call 886-2728  RAY NEWMAN PLUMBING  SALES   &  SERVICE  HOT WATER HEATING  BUILDING & ALTERATIONS  Davis Bay Rd., R.R. 1, Sechelt  Phone 885-2116  0CEAHSIDE FURNITURE  & CABINET SHOP  ���Custom   built   cabinetry   for  home and office   v  KITCHEN SPECIALISTS '"  R. BIRKIN ��� 886-2551  Beach  Ave., Roberts - Creek  TENDERS  NOTICE  TO GENERAL CONTRACTORS  Sealed tenders are invited for  the construction of a building  for Sunshine Coast Senior Citizens' Society at Sechelt, B.C.  Tenders will be received until  3:00 p.m. Friday, January 5,  1968 at the offices of Underwood McKinley Cameron Wilson & Smith, 612 Clyde Avenue,  West Vancouver, B.C.  A certified cheque or ibid bond  amounting to 7 5% 7 of the bid  must accompany the tender.  Plans, specifications and form  of tender may be obtained at  the offices of Underwood McKinley Cameron Wilson & Smith  on deposit of twenty-five dollars,  ($25.00).  The lowest or any tender not  necessarily accepted.  McPHEDRAN  ELECTRIC m  Residential���Commercial  Industrial   Wiring  ELECTRIC HEATING  SPECIALISTS  Gibsons ��� 886-9689  Serving   Port   Mellon   to  Pender Harbour  SECHELT TOWING & SALVAGE  SCOWS   ������, ��� :'    LOGS  / LTD.  Heavy Equipment Moving  & Log Towing  Phone 885-9425  EATON'S ^WHERtTO-GO"  T^  Travel -Agent for all your  Travel Needs  MARGARET   MacKENZIE  Sunnycrest Shopping Plaza  Gibsons ��� 886-2232  Head Office  515 West Hastings St., Van.  TASELLA SHOP  Ladies' ��� Men's ��� Children's  Wear ��� Yard Goods ��� Wool  and Staples ��� Bedding  Linens  Dial 885-9331 Sechelt, B.C.  OPTOMETRIST  FRANK E. DECKER  BAL BLOCK ��� GIBSONS  WEDNESDAY  FOR APPOINTMENTS  886-2166  Have   your   garbage   removed.  Phone  KELLY'S  GARBAGE COLLECTION  886-2283  Langdale to Roberts Creek  including Gower Point  EXCAVATIONS  foundations  trees removed  clearing & road bldg.  gravel, navvy & fill  A. Simpkins - 885-2132  BRICKLAYING  SHOP EARLY  '���'..���   . -^.V* in  ��3CW.INC.  bestWishes!  Cy Johnston  SEEVIEW GLASS CO.  Gibsons  We hope you have  a happy holiday!  GIBSONS ELECTRIC  Don and Marg  Phyllis,   Gordon,   Michael,  David and 'D.J/  *cv*  �� SCW. INC  At this holy season, may  we take the opportunity to  wish you every blessing! '  Hansen's Transfer Ltd.  Sechelt  �����WME*ggCg<_��S^^  a note of cheer at this  happy holiday timel  Dan Wheeler:  Imperial ESSO Dealer  Hopkins Landing  COPYRIGHT APPLIED FOB  We welcome written questions on legal points from  readers. If possible they  will be answered in this  column. Letters must be  brief, signed and your address shown. Send to "Point  of Law," c/o this newspaper.  We have received questions  about the rights of parties to  force their neighbors to contribute to the cost and upkeep of  a boundary fence.  There is, in B.C., a Line  Fences Act. This provides for  the appointment of three fence  viewers. These persons may  view: the property concerned  and hear the evidence of the  parties and their witnesses (under oath) and may order the  construction of a fence, the  type of fence, cost, etc. If there  is a fence in existence, they  may make a similar order regarding its repair. Each party  may apply for the fence viewers and each party must pay  one-half the cost of the fence  Of  OF LAW  of -/v f^racHcing oLawysr  or repairs. There is a provision  for an appeal to the courts of  the fence viewers;' decision.  To start this process any person concerned should write to  the Minister of Agriculture, Parliament Buildings, Victoria,  and ask for the appointment of  fence viewers for the lands in'  question.  The act does not apply to  Jands within a city, town, district or village ��� that is, municipally organized territory.  To fin_t out whether a municipal corporation has a similar  act, it is necessary to consult  the charter or act incorporating the particular municipality.  Some municipalities have such  powers but ha<ve not passed any  bylaw on the subject. The legal  department at the muncipal or  city hall should be contacted.  It is customary to enter into  a contract providing for the  sharing of the costs of a fence  and the erection of same right  on the boundary, that is, one-  half on each party's property, if  this cannot be agreed upon.  In areas not covered by the  Line Fences act, the following  laws apply. You cannot erect  a boundary fence partly on your  neighbor's property. You cannot force your neighbor to pay  part of the cost. You may erect any fence you like ,6n your  own property ��� subject to your  neighbor's right not to be deprived of access to light and  air.  Roll up your  sleeve to  save a life...  BE A BLOOD DONOR  MtgCtWCCggge^^  HOLIDAY CHEER  O.CW.IMC.  We wish you a Christmas in  the friendly spirit of an old-  fashioned YuleS Greetings from  Jim Parker ���Frank Newton and Staff  Parker's Hardware Lid.  Sechelt  We welcome  the opportunity to wish you and  yours u very merry Christmas!  Sechelt Agencies Ltd.  Bob Kent ��� Ted Surtees��� Jack Anderson  John Goodwin ��� Adele de Lange ��� Bill Coffey  Charles Gathercole, Gibsons Branch Office  ;g��icttfificigw��tc��tei^^  ��SCW,INC  from all of iis at���  Sim Electric  Sechelt  front, ���iM e�� fQj* *M *6 ^ouf  Frank, Sybil, Clint,. Dick, Edith and. Gail  Madeira Park j��  J&_0_��-*_��-W_afc_**_4__-_*_^^ iSS^HSSSSSSS  ���x%,r,'X*X"K'>Xv-*x-!-X'^x*X'>r-x-r*':'X  S:<>:::>*  s. 1st  '���;7.'AI-_-ERGY '  7 .'������ y'y-y/ii'c-.'r  If a person //gets a rash,  or  hay fever, br^'Eusthma, when he  or she is near a horse, the treatment is obvious: stay aiway  from horses. This is simple if  the person hardly ever sees a  horse.   However,   the   problem  This advertisement is not published or displayed  by t_* Liquor Control Board or by the -over-mat  ���f British Columbia.  CREDIT UNION OFFICE  SATURDAY 10'a^m. - 4 p.m.  TUESDAY to FRIDAY  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  CREm#iUNiON BLD.  vSechi-it, B.C.  Ph: 8815-9551  ���.Vvs"  EXTRA  DEC. 23,24, 26  This Christmas  Please Your  Give  .���/���.f-.oAy.'-  wem:*.  A MIRROR  ���J.YV.V  Choose from our wide selection of,��� beautiful, 7/  plate glass wall, vanity and full length door  mirrors. Every item in the shop reasonably  priced for Christmas gift giving.    7 ��� ,    ,  We also specialize In���  plate glass for shelves, fable tops, cabinet doors  ... all cuf and fitted to your speciffcations  See Cy Johnson, the glass man  See-View Glass Co.  I Gower Point Road, Gibsons ������ Ph. 886-2848  -                ..     .                    J                              J  ..".'*.'  *. *  lv.  SKHELT  3:30  \ p.n_.v7^'-'  to.  Roberts creek  3:50  p.IIL'v  lv.  GIBSONS  4:10  pMi^y-''  lv.  lANGDAU  4:30  p.m.  Ar.  VANCOUVER  5:45  p_nv  SECHELT MOTOR TRANSPORT LTD.  '-     --    .                                7 .-������'���'���'                                    '   :';''   ;'\H WtfWV/" .       .���������':   '  ���������*���*****���*-*��*���*���"���������V��'j_* ���  becomes a little more serious  if the patient is a jockey who  is in constant contact with horsj/  es.      . 77 7^'7.j.;"'7-'.  In such cases where an allergy is identified as one the patient cannot treat himself b^  avoiding the cause, the doctor  will determine the severity of  the allergy. If it's mild, then  medical treatment with drugs  and with, desensitization by in-,  jection will minimize the symp-;  toms and keep the condition un-7  der control.  Where an allergy has continued for some time, it is important  to seek medical advice, says  the Canadian Medical Association. The doctor will take a care  ful history in order to determine  if possible, the factor or factors which may be responsible  for the allergy. If he can determine the sources of the trouble  he will, of course, try to eliminate it from the patient's environment.  Some patients with allergies  are cured, but many, especially  those with a strong family history of eczema, hay fever or  asthma, may have trouble from  . time to time. They may have  trouble with skin, they may get  hay fever, they may wheeze  from time to time, and this may  go on for years. However, these  symptoms may be controlled by  treatment prescribed by a doctor, or minimized by injections  designed to desensitize that patient so he can withstand the  irritating effect of substances  which cause the allergies.  The C.M.A. says it is very  important not to use the over-  the-counter remedies for eczema, hay fever or asthma.  Sometimes the treatment can  be worse than the disease if it  is not carefully prescribed by a  competent physician.  anHHHnuiiuMiuiuiui'uiiiiuuiiiiimiiiuinHi'AHiniiuiiinintt*,  AN ANGLICAN CHANGE  ���-:$_?����"������ ���'���'���::;&?---       .���-���  '"���  The   g row i n g/7:��cumenica_  movement may produce a radical change in the way clergy  are trained in Canadian seminaries.   This  inference,   coupled  with   the   widespread   development   of   departments  of   religion in  universities,  points  up  new possibilities which are being closely studied in Anglican  circles. In the light of criticism  of theological education in Canada,  many church leaders believe the  time is  ripe for cooperation with the religion departments  in  the   secular  universities.     Such     departments,  free   of    denominational   bias,  would permit the study of religion  in its  broadest aspects,  and might provide some of the  academic courses necessary for  students intending to enter the  ministry.  aiuuiuiui\iunnuimnmwwnmunnuiimnu(umimmumnimu��  Approval of the first rural  development project to 'be implemented inBritish .Columbia  / has been announced by the  Hon. Maurice Sauve, federal  minister o�� forestry and rural  development, arid the ���'/���'Hon.  Frank Richter, British Columbia minister of agriculture.  The project to be known as  Old 'Ks'an, will be undertaken  within the recently designated  Bulkley R u r a 1 Development  area, which is located in Central  British Columbia between Burns  Lake and Cedar vale including  the rural areas of Hazelton,  Smithers, Telfcwa, Houston and  Burns Lake on Highway 16 between Pringe Rupert and Prince  George.  Initial research studies have5  indicated that there is a significant number of rural families  including Indians, in this area  with less than $3000 gross annual family income, and therefore this becomes the first area  in British Columbia to be designated under the rural development section of the Federal-  Provicnial ARDA agreement.  The initiative in this project  came from the village municipality of Hazelton and the Indian Band Council dealing with  a proposal to expand the existing Skeena Treasure House Museum, which has shown good  prospects as a tourist attrac-  l tion in this area with ability to  provide for increased employment and income with the Indians and others'working together  in the interests of the total community. 7 .  After review by various federal, provincial, municipal and  Indian Band council groups, the  total Old 'Ksan project, as approved, includes:  (a)   the restoration of the his  Feeler Bread  MR  WAF  20 loaves or more  Gel together with a friend  If you haven't storage room  in your freezer for this 20-  loaf offer ��� go in with a  friend and each take 10  loaves at a saving of 2 cents  per loaf.  Gibsons Bakery  Gibsons & Sunnycrest Plaza  Phone 886-7441  Sechelt ��� Ph. 885-0900  toric Indian village with its authentic totem poles, hbuses> of  feast, workers and stone ajge  arid yai_bus/out-^doorS e__hibits  and demonstrations 7of historic  Indian life.  i(b) the deyelpment of camp?  ground arid trailer space facilities, the net income froin which  will go to the Iridiah Band council/- yy-::;yyy:y:".:l\ '���������������������'./-yy i'--  (c) a special' training program for Indians in all phases  of handicraft production; Indian village and campground op-  . erations.,,'//; 7.7,  ; The site of the actual undertaking is proposed to be mainly on Indian Band council land  situated at the confluence of  the Bulkley and Skeena rivers  amidst some of North America?,  finest   scenery   and   steelhead  'fishing. '7/w 7/;//. . >-. ������/i-'  ���'"' The" iedet-al JM  ties and Indian Affairs and Northern Development department  have given every co-operatiori  to the provincial ARDA officials  the local municipality, the 'Esan  Museum Society and the Indian  Band- council. It has been a'/real  joint effort spearheaded at the  local level by both Indian and  non-IndianPresidents of the community participating in leadership and initiative.  The department of recreation  and conservation Twill give general supervision to the development of the project under the  provincial ARDA administration in co-operation /with 7 federal Indian Aiffairs branch. The  local groupsTwiU be responsible  fpr[���-.carrying out the project at  the local level as envisaged.  C.ntwry.r.B  ROBERT WISE  . I'KUUCCTIHN'  RODGERS... HAMMERSTEIN'S   .#%  ���       y r 'tQ).h\  PRICES FOR THIS SPECIAL HOLIDAY ATTRACTION  Matinees ��� Adult: $1.50 Child:. 90c  Evenings ��� Adult: $2.00 Child:  90c  Every Ticket Holder guaranteed a seat  SHOW TIMES  TUESDAY, Dec. 26, Starts 8 p.m.  WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27,  Starts 1:30 and 8 p.m.  THURSDAY, Dec. 28, Starts 7:30 p.m.  FRIDAY, Dec. 29, Starts 1:30 and 8 p.m.  SATURDAY, Dec. 30, Starts 1:30 and 8 p.m.  MONDAY,J Jan. 1, Starts 7:30 p.m.  Note Running Time Approx. 3 hours  TWILIGHT THEATRE  For Reservation phone 886-2827  ���___�� ���   ��� -'������.���.."���.'���������     ��Ti��  EN!  We'll be pleased to  Christmas wrap  your Gifts  .....  .....  .....  4fifr  .....  Beautifully Styled ��� Colors Galore  HOLIDAY DRESSES  Beautiful Styled ��� Colors Galore  in Sparkling 'Lurex' and beaded  A SMALL DEPOSIT HOLDS  ....  4fr  YOUR   SELECTION  Choose from these lovely and useful  SWEATERS ��� SKIRTS -^- BLOUSE  SLIMS - SLIPPERS ��� HOSIERY - PfGWIRS  and many other gifty items  ....  481  I THRIFTEE DRESS SHOP 1  '__> _m.  3 at Gibsons ��� right alongside the Bank of Montreal ��� Ph. 886-9543 f&

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