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 ���������i-rS.^W--:.  Pravi nola1 ..Library9  SERVING   THE   GROWING   SUNSHINE   COAST  Published at Gibsons,  B.C.  Phone 836-2622  Volume  22  Number 49, December 23, 1969  10c per copy  Split shifts end Jan  At a special meeting of the  'board of school trustees Tues-  day, Dec. 16 the board unanimously agreed to terminate the  double- shift at Elphinstone Secondary School.  c Principal Tom Ellwood and  Vice-principal Don Montgomery  presented a well thought-out  brief on the situation and while  they favored" the double shift  from an administrative and educational environment point of  view they stated that by utilizing all available space to full  capacity the school could operate on a single shift.  Mr. Ellwood said the decision  was one the Board would have  to make and whatever was decided he assured trustees that  he and his associates would  make it work and run the school  well.  Mr. R.R. Hanna, district superintendent of schools reviewed the enrolment figure and reminded/trustees that the double  shift was instituted' on the basis of a projected1 enrolment  which did not materialize except  as an emergency and then for  as few students as possible.  With the addition of the new  science laibs Elphinstone could  accommodate ail students in  the regular manner.  Mr. Montgomery had prepared an exploratory timetable  which made it possible to allow  students  continuity in ' courses.  The  semester system will cori-  tinue to be used.  ������ -  .  Other options had been'looked  into and found to 'be impractical  The   cost  of  extra   transpbrta-.'  tion and staff was a substairi:  tial item, as well as the .one-  half  hour .per  day loss  of  in-'  structionaU   . time   on    -double  shift,  the' reduced extra-curricular program    and  .inconyerii:  ence   to students  and  parents,.  ' After all factors had been* considered the  final decision was  that * E-iphinstone revert to nor-,  mal hours at the beginning of  the next semester, which will ibe'  Monday, Jan. 26.     -        A  ��� ������  $9,000 Regional garbage  surplus to cut 1970 costs  The $9,000, surplus from this  year's garbage taxation in the  Regional District, collected before the garbage pick-up started, will be used to reduce tbis  year's $27,000 expenditure on  gailbage down to $18,000, it was  announced at Friday night's  meeting of the Regional District board, in its Davis Bay office. -  This * information came out of  the provisional budget which  came before-the directors for  consideration. Total requisition  for the budget will be $88,080  but when surpluses, government grants and smaller sums  are .omitted the actual taxpayer requirement will be in the  region of slightly-less than $60,-  Total expenditure for 1970 exclusive of financing-of the new  water system will be in the vicinity of $145,580. The total surplus to be carried over from  1969 will be $17,500. Added.to  this will be $4,000 on 1970 revenue and $11,000 government  grants making a total of $32,-  000.  With surpluses and borrowings  the working budget will approximate $145,580, including  $31,000 covering Roberts Creek  Fire department which takes in  borrowing $25,000 and requisitioning $6,000.  As regards water, while figures are not definite at this  time    the   provisional    budget  and $460,000 borrowing. These  figures will be revised in the  final budget.  The provisional budget is a  guide line for the regional  board1 to work on for 1970 and  changes will most likely be  made to it before it re-appears  as a regular budget.  Secretary-treasurer Charles  Gooding reporting on arbitration of the Sechelt Water works  said that arbitration with' Sechelt Waterworks continued in  December and hearings took  place oh Dec. 1 and 8 when  they concluded subject to minor file information being provided to the board. The finding  of the board should'Ibe available very shortly.  Chairman    Lome    Wolverton  summarising     results     of" the  meeting     with     Dayton    and  knight said the effect of Gibsons water-in the Regional system will'have to be gone into  *  to discover -what will have to "  be done regarding upper levels  ~  As regards" tlie Davis Bay sys-  <  tern, he reported that the Iboard  was still awaiting a price from  its present operator.  A letter from J. Hind Smith .  chairman of the SCEPS organi- .  zatiori,  while   chiding  the   Regional  District  for not  having  observed,,   the, Roberts     Creek -  spawning  situation before pro-��  ceeding; with, diggin;?   through ,���  iv.*  ����n��i>-  Cm.   o   n-'rw^ lintel arW��w?. C  ^mtuetcsstK^M^. v*.  It's always a pleasure to  greet friends at Ms holiday  season and wish them the best:  Health, wealth, and happiness!  the hearing included Director  Frank West, Frank Parker of  West Sechelt Improvement district, Gordon Dixon and Gordon Stewart.  Work on compiling the property owner list for Phase II  is in hand and the engineers  will be advising us of the necessary easements shortly. The  engineers are proceeding with  ground water investigation in  the Gower Point and Langdale  Creek areas.  The water committee has  met with Messrs. Dayton &  Knight and discussed the proposal made by the -Village of  Gibsons   concerning  the  co-op-  uine    --��-    _.-"�����     �����     eration of the Regional Water  shows   expenditure   of   $524,000     Authority and the village  sys-  made  up from $64,000 revenue     tem.  e very shortly. ^ v.       - - the _reek, for .a.pipe^.lui^add^^  Witnesses^appearing gw^e    ^at .SOEPS"arid  the-genera:^  Regional*'Water   Authority   ai    public should also take somerof ���**���  the blame for not being aware.  Mrs., M, Moorcroft also wrote  from the Gibsons Rod' and Gun  club.  _  The board decided to originate a Reserve Fund bylaw  which would allow not more  than a quarter of a mill per  year be set aside as a reserve.  It was hoped, said Director  West, that this fund could be  left alone for three or four years  so that a decent sum could be  available to the board to use  it in place of bank financing at  certain times of the year. Tax  collection when.available would  replace the used funds, thus  maintaining a reserve continuously or for extraordinary  use.  Gable TV prQipects much brighter  Coast Cable ^Vision has; happily announced that-work has  started ofT erection of both the  Gibsons and Sechelt Cable Vision systems. Survey teams from  Roy and Wagenaar are, busily  engaged . this' week in flagging  the mountain cable' routes in  preparation for the erection of  new pole lines to carry TV cables  down to the populated areas.  One such line will carry TV  signals from a site high up near,:  Mt. Elphinstone, over a distance of several miles, to serve  the communities oil Gibsonis,  Granthams and Hopkins Landing.  Channels 4, 5 and 7 will be  picked up Yon the^mouritain and,  after downhill cable run of close  to two miles j these distant signals will be combined with those  from channels; 2, 6, 8 and; 12,  which are to be received at a  lower level oh, the--mountain;>    y  Midway from ythe mountain  receiving station to Gibsons, sig-  als from all seven TV stations  will be fed through complicated  and highly sophisticated processing equipment before' being combined and thence sent,  into the distribution system  feeding into hundreds of homes  ��� along the Sunshine Coast.  The  coaxial  cables  carrying  TV signals from special, high  gain antennas located on 70  foot towers at each receiving  station, will also transport FM  radio signals from a number  of FM stations, into subscribers'  homes.  FM signals will be available  to Cable "Vision subscribers  through a special FM connection to their FRI radio receivers.  This type of transmission provides high quality stereo sound,  with a minimum of advertising  commercials.  The Sechelt system will obtain its distant signals from a  mountain site located north of  Sechelt andi some miles east of  Porpoise Bay.  As a result of negotiation of  a mutually helpful agreement,  Construction Aggregates Ltd',  offered the services of some of  its personnel to help clear the  right-of-way and in supplying  and setting poles, anchors and  towers/'..      :���- --;. ..  Officials of Coast Cable Vision, which, incidentally'is a 100  percent Canadian company,  based on the Lower Mainland,  have budgetted for an initial  expenditure of close to $100,000  ori the two systems; Both" are  expected to be 'to' operation dn  the Spring of 1970.  Two  young   men,   one' each  from Sechelt and Gibsons, are  scheduled to commence work  with Coast Cable Vision early  in January, either as apprentice installers ox technicians.  The company will provide pn-the  job training for these riaen and  they wiU be encouraged to engage their knowledge of Cable  Vision techriiques through participation iri correspondence  courses ^d industry  and conferences. ���  The local manager on the Sunshine . Coast is Mr. ; John S.  Thomas; Mr. Thomas has spent  many years iri alliifacets of. the  Cable Vision industry and considers his current assignment to  be an exciting and: challenging  project. Bis office will be located in Sechelt, next door to Sim  Electric lid;   ;; -  A It, is riot planned to staff the  office at present. This will come  later when work on the cable  ��� system has progressediurthe.  ! rAn agency waU ibe established  in Gibsons arid it is expected  tthat crews-wp be based there  and at Sechelt in order to main-  ; tain efficient  control  of  both  systems atYsiU.itimes. The com-  ;pany. plans to publish progress  reports from time to time  in  order to keep; everyone interested fully posted as to developments to date. ������..*'  ���f)ri��tma�� toeatjjer  (By p. F.' KENP.ETT) :::  1952 Heavy" frost in the morning, sunny and fair day, increasing  cloud in the evening with a very light snow: flurry. Wind was  near calm. Low temperature 29 degrees, ground surface dry.  1953 Cloudy with showers and mild. High temperature 44 and the  low temperature 41. No snow on the ground. Ground! very  wet from previous rains.  1954 Mostly sunny. Occasional showers of rain mixed with snow  and snow pellets, wind calm,, ground surface wet, high temperature 43, low temperature 33 degrees.  1955 Cloudy with sunny periods, warm, Wind from the east 15 to  25 mph, high temperature 46, low temperature 36, no precipitation, no snow on the ground, ground surface wet.  1956 Cloudy and cool, wind calm, no. snow on the ground, ground  surface very tfet. High temperature 44, low temperature 35.  1957 Rain and southeast gale 35-45 m.p.h. til noon, Cloudy thereafter. Total rain for day .53 inches. No snow on ground.  Ground very wet. High temp. 47, low temp 35. ��� yy y.  1958 Cloudy with showers, increasing winds in the evening, rain-  fall totalled .25 inch, high temperature .46, low temperature  41. No snow on ground, ground surface wet.  1959 Sunny during the day, cold at night, and early morning, no  snow on the ground. Ground surface wet. High temperature  ..    .41, low temperature 30. .r   ...  .  1960 'Sunnywith cloudy periods. Ground surface wet. No snow on  the ground. High temperature 44, low temperature 36.  1961 : Cloudy, occasional snowflakes in ,the morning, Hail in the  afternoon. No snow on the ground. Colder. High temperature  36, low temperature 27. Total precipitation, .11 inch.  1962 Heavy frost, sunny day. No snow on.the ground. High tem-  -perature 3_, low temperature 24.  "1963   Simny and very warm. No snow on the ground, ground sur-  AA^Aface^very wet. High temperature 58, low temperature 50.  1964 Bunny and very cold. Snow on the ground to a depth of 12.5'  -   h A inches. .High temperature 28, low temperature 21..'. '.,  1965 ���ODight snow beginning about daybreak. Total snowfall for the  ^ay was 3.8 inches. Total snow on the ground w&s 6.2 inches.  High temperature 34, low temperature 30 degrees, a perfect  temperature range for a good fall of wet snow.  1966 Sunny and fair day, No snow,on.the ground. No precipitation.  High temperature 42, low temperature 30....'...  RAIN and mild, total rainfall was 1.49.inches; for. the day.  'High temperature. 47, low temperature 41.        r '  Cloudy and cool. Sunny periods in the aftenoori.. High temperature 39, low temperature 32. BUT BOXING DAY 'WOW'  V     it really started to snow in earnest, -and by .December^ we  A:y    had a totalof 14.5 inches, of snow on the ground, the entire  -^ ^ winter measured up to be the worst in history of- weather  records in  Gibsons.   Total  snowfall for  the winter  1968-69  . .was -91.4 inches, an all time record^ ���"��� ���������;���".      '    -   -.'  1969   WOULD YOU BELIEVE GREEN, we have earned it after  last winter ��� the odds favor it too.  1967  1968  DAYS P. O. CLOSED      i  Gibson��  post  office   will-be  closed  for  business  Christmas  Day,   Boxing   Day   arid    New  Year's Day. '  'Hospital board members  learned from Hon. Ralph" Loffmark, provincial minister of  health that the board would not  be allowed to spend any rriore  than the referendum called' for  on hospital expansion.  . This they discovered rwhen  members of the board met Mry  Loffmark recently in Vancouver. The referendum called for  an expenditure of $51��,000.  The low tender obtained by  the hospital construction board  was for $672,031 and this was  turned down by provincial aiir  thorities who advised that it be  cut to  approximately   $500,000.  Director Gilker at Fridsry*s  Regional Hospital meeting  stressed the need for publicity  regarding what was happening  regarding the: hospital. He siaid  he heard that walls were being  torn down and changes made in  the hospital, the truth of which  did not exist, he said. Chairman Wolverton said that the  basic fact is that the. tenders  were too high.  At present the hospital board  , vis -blocked until it can produce  * costs that will be close to the  * $518.00 as��� called.JFor in. the re-_  ferendum.        ���    -"��� *   >'      ' "*--  Director Hufcbs was of the  opinion as a result of talks with  Mr. LcfTmaric there does not  appear to be any block in the  way for' Pender Harbor to obtain a small first aid clinic, as  government policy was becoming riibre inclined to such a necessity.  Voters list  not perfect  The Sunshine Coast needs an,  all-purpose voters list and as  more unified use of election  polling places the Regional District board decided at Friday  night's meeting when discussing  the experience of the Dec. 6 election.  A complaint was made that  one full page of names under  B was omitted and some people  who had thought their names  were on the list found they were  not as a result of no attention  being paid to advance registration notices of the Court of Revision, both advertised for public benefit.  ,Di'rector Hulbtos thought it  would be sensible if polling  booths \yere unified when more  than one municipal or school  board is involved in- an election  on the same day. Charles Gooding, secretary treasurer said  "he expected the department of  municipal affairs would provide a voters list for next  year's elections.  Stay sober!!  Four RCMP capable of using  breathalizers are now at Sechelt RCMP detachment and  will be used by Gibsons police  when required.  During the holiday period  there will be road blocks set up  arid driver tests made, Gibsons  RCMP  report.   Police  can use  . the ,24 hour suspension on driving when required or they can  make a breathalizer test when  the situation warrants. So far  there has not ibeen much need  for  either  suspensions   or   the  breathalizer. Coast News, Dec. 23, 1969.  imuinmuumnnnrimnmiTnniimmimnnnimmiimuiuw  BY SEAN DALY      ;  roraffliiraMffliuiuuuirawuvuva'aiffiuuunu^wuttVAi  tWUcXMTH  "Yes, it'll make a dandy Christmas gift, Mr. Philbanks.  Now how about a nice hangar to so with it?" _^2i/  \_  '  .'   Serving the Mt. Elphinstone district (population 6,000) of the  Sunshine Coast and the Sechelt Peninsula (population 3,000)  A A- Phone 886-2622       P.O. Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  .    Published Wednesdays at Gibsons, B.C.  Second Class mail registration number 0794.  ;: Member Audit Bureau of Circulation, Canadian Weekly Newspapers Association, B.C. Weekly Newspapers Association.  Fred Cruice, Editor and Publisher.  Subscription Rates: $3.per year, $1.75 for six months. United  States and foreign, $6.50 per year.  C��R3lg>  '&> 1969  Rejoicing and wishing one another well at the Feast of Christ  is right and appropriate, but ���  if pheasants could eat a bit of seed .grain and not be infected  with mercury;  if-the   graceful   hawk   could   feed on its prey   and not   be  poisoned;  if lakes, and the sea were sufficiently clean to allow fish, .birds  and men to swim about in safety;  if men would not rapaciously hunger for things beyond their  reasonable needs; "'.:���'. ?* " '_/  if the agony of others would touch our hearts as well as our  minds;  if our moral behavior would keep pace with our technical skill,  the celebration of this Festival would have more significance.  A happy Christmas to all.  JULES A. MAINIL  An old, old story!  It may be that hospital authorities at government level are  discovering something which has been going the rounds for many,  many years, apparently unnoticed by them. The subject involved  has quite a respectable age. One can recall its existence some 20  or more years ago.  Dr. Mott, of the Rockefeller Foundation who did much in steering Saskatchewan's hospitalization scheme into workable channels'  made an important statement when he gave up his post. He. said  that what the hospital system needed to opperate efficiently, was  a type of ward for non-acute patients, who needed some hospital  attention but not to the extent of filling expensive areas of hospitalization.  Later, it can be recalled by examining files of the Coast News,  Hon. Eric Martin, minister of health who opened the new St.  Mary's hospital five years ago, said, and we quote:  The present attitude of federal health authorities does not  consider the non-acute patient type of hospital in its plans. Mr.  Martin was of the opinion that British Columbia is in particular  need of this type of hospital with its heavy numerical senior citizen  population. End of quote.  Now we have a federal task force on the cost of health services in Canada coming up with the following, a direct quote from  the summary of the task force report:.  The task Forces were disturbed by much of what they found,  and the points they raised were also of concern to the committee.  There were many examples where economics could be achieved  without in any way diminishing the 'quality of care. For example,  more than , one task force report argued that acute treatment  hospital beds, by far the most expensive to build and operate,  are being misued.  It is pleasing to note that the task force has found something  which has existed for many, many years, something wbich could  have been tackled at least 20 years ago.  One can only hope with the size of the task force operation  now under way, that something will be done .B.Cs. Health Minister Ralph LoffiBmark has announced that from now on, hospitals  seeking government approval for new acute beds must demonstrate  that they will be making maximum use of ambulatory (walking)  services and day-care services and economy-type beds.  It is about time that government, authorities in charge of our  medical necessities came to a conclusion that has been awaiting  some action for at least 20 years: Now if our provincial authorities can be less niggardly in doling out money, hospital boards  would Ibe able to accomplish something aibout this situation.  We have a new year approaching. Let us hope that when it  fades away that some action about hospitalization services will  be one of 1970's accomplishments.  Though I should just be setting out from Machala heading  for the Peruvian border;/! got  to reading in my diary and discovered a long, full day; spent  in the Peruvian Andes which  probably expresses the atmosphere" of Peru better than a  consecutive description oif my  day-to-day travels.  Quoting from my diary: To  get on with the events of this  morning then I arose at 6 am.  out of my warm bed into the  biting air, stimulating the memory of shivery September risings in my June camp tent in  the Arctic. Under : suchf conditions, no time is lost dorining  one's Siberian great coat, llama  pancho or what have you. Thus  bundled up I ventured' out into  the fresh, thin invigorating 14,-  000 foot air of Cerro de Pasco.  ������������"*.'.  .fc     *���.'���'"-.  I had arisen at 6 am to en-  sure reaching the mirie office  at 7 am. for my proposed mine  toiur. As I walked thorough the  narrow quiet streets,1 I began  to fall in with other men-the Indians of the village1 going to  work to the subterraneous  depths. Their conversation was  iriuted, .their..-pace' brisk on this  Monday morning, as the_e defendants of citizens of the Ihca  empire, with their hard .hats  and warm llama sweaters,.descended the hill to, Cerrotde  Pasco mine. '������ y.'-:' A-  As I was without breakfast  (too early for. restaurants) I  had black coffee and dry bread  bun in the mine workers com-  edor. I was anomalous aindrigst  these wholly Indian workers  and looked at with' curiosity.  But it didn't bother me as I  like being amongst them,  Amongst themselves, they are  much more animated and spontaneous than given credit for.  They moved aside - at the benches and made'a space for me,  and passed me the light" brown  coarse grained spgar for iny  pitch black coffee,, without be  ing asked  * ���.���'������*������  After this breakfast-typical in  the early morning streets and  countryside-of South America-^;  I passed'through the mine gate^  that is, after a manager drove  by and noddted to the guard  who delayed-.me. Once .inside  the mine office I was info, the  other world of managers and  professional men., Kidding each  other aibout their hangovers  from some cocktail party, and  drily discussing mine production statistics, they. were obviously worlds apart frorii the  men in the comedor.  As usual in Latinamerica, I  waited and waited and waited,  until finally Juan, the; chief  underground geologist arrived.  Then with our coveralls, bard?  hats and lamps we entered;the  portal and boarded the skip,  to swish swiftly down down  through the dark vertical shaft,  our fate iri the 'hands' of a thin  cable.  At the 1400 level we disbarked  and walked through: the deep  muck along a tunneli every  now and then stopping at a  junction to let ore cars by, tme  of which was observed fallen  over off the "track, which could  easily have squashed' someone.  Juan said this happens often���  the cars are very old. He also said many men have been  killed sinking the vertical shaft.  It is no wonder Cerro is so  worried about visitors spreading bad words about them.  Juan and I climbed 15 ladders  to the archback stope he had  to' map. The back or ceiling of  the stope was covered with  white oxidation in the form of  ribbons of zinc sulphate. In  parts of the mine the back is  covered with green chalcanth-  ite stalactites (copper sulphate). This is due to the great  amount of mine water bearing  sulphuric acid which dissolves  the copper minerals.  Juan's stope was damned hot  and we sweated profusely, I  fearing I might faint. Juan understandably hates it underground here. Some stopes pour  with mine water. Merely from  drips my shirt was stained by  the acid.  Apparently the Spaniards  or  even before,  the Iricas,  mined  the  heavy  gossan  in   th   area  (as     evidenced   by    numerous  diggings- in hillsides) for silver  but  how   they extracted it  is  unknown so it can't be mined  today. As Juan talked, he said  the people in the dirty town of  Cerro  are   very   unfriendly  to  mine   employees���  professional  staff and management. He also  said  they  didn't  need to  live  like pigs the way they do, live  in    hovels    and    wear    most  tattered clothes   because    they  have   lots   of money   but  just  spend it on booze. That may be  the  external  situation and obviously   an   unsatisfactory  one,  but  it   might  help to  question  why, objectively, instead oe negatively assuming.it's all up to  the Indians  and that there  is  no   historical    precedence    for  their actions.  ^    Firstly, if they are unfriendly  ^,.tp the staff and management���  Hit is probably because the latter   are    unfriendly. In   other  words,   the , latter   never   mix  with the Indians except on the  job. They have their own recreation,   own   cocktail   parties  etc. Their quarters and hospital are separated from the Indians. They eat better food, walk  on better streets,  live in  better-^ l^ms; than the Indians. It  is  essentially a  management���  y worker split that manifests itself; as a white���Indian split.  ; Theri there is the second question���why don't the mine workers save their money and spend  y it "more   .wisely���-for    better  ��� homes    and   food    instead   of  h booze.; Firstly  they   are   unfa-  v miliar with a money economy  and the independence of choice  which it brings. And there's no  precedence for them to change  their, living conditions. It's what  COAST NEWS  5-10-20 YEARS AGO  FIVE  YEARS  AGO  A record fall of snow was reported from most points along  the Sunshine Coast with three  fires also in the news, resulting  in two homes being destroyed  totally.  'With most homes in Roberts  Creek area minus water due to  cold weather the bucket brigades were kept busy obtaining water at the closest source.  Awards were presented to  three/ winners in the better  Christmas home lighting competition which: covered the Langdale to Roberts Creek area.  10  YEARS  AGO  The Nutcracker suite of  Tchiakowsky fame was presented as a playlet by grades one.  and two while grades three and  four gave the Twelve Days of  Christmas with grades five and  six delivering The Night Before Christmas at the annual  Roberts  Creek  school  concert.  Retiring school trustees. Mrs.  Margaret Swan and Norman  Hough were honored with parting gifts by other trustees.  The school boars, is looking  over building sites for the es  tablishment of an elementary  school iri the Langdale area.  15  YEARS  AGO  . /'The Sunshine Coast Kiwanis  clulb was presented: with its  charter at a dinner function in  the School hall, attended by  more than 200 persons.  Francis Point folk on Francis; Peninsula have received in-  'fpr__datiqn.'tha1;-';tljey"'will be receiving electric power soon following a survey by B.C. Power  Commission authorities.  20  YEARS  AGO  Snow  and  frost, add  to  the  ���hazards of  winter driving  resulting in a rash b;f minor accidents  with cars" skidding off  roads."  Gibsons Women's Institute  voted financial assistance to assist the Seaview Cemetery fund  which has been experiencing  1 difficulties j  ��� St. Hilda's church in Sechelt  held its first candlelight carol  service with" a choir of young  people. yi%   "���������"���-<  '.*.: ,.������'.  Taxi Sir! Call Cecil Lawrence at Sechelt 36. reads a  Coast News advertisement ol  Dec. 23, 1949.  they're used to and brought up  with. There's no incentive for  'them to change, no encouragement. What they see of the  management's habits probably  inspires them little.. *  And the management has nothing in common with "th&ri,  dbsen't try to and doesn't desire  to. If the management would  wake   up   out  of   their  stupor  aind.show some human interest  in * the - mine workers things  would change. But as usual*  they like to hang on to their  marks and distinctions of what  they deem a superior position  and keep their distance from  the uneducated Indian who  does the menial tasks. Soirie-'  day they might get a rude  awakening.  JOYOUS HOLIDAY  GREETINGS  N. Richard McKibbin  Gibsons-  ASK YOUR DOOOR  ..;���. mii^w      A y  Your pharmacist is a specialist in dispensing  medicines.   He has  the  knowledge  required  to  safely   fill  any prcscriptidrf your physican inay)  call, for.  We  carry a  complete  stock  of medicines and health aids. .*  Your family physician should be the "very  first person you turn to for any questions about  your own or your family's health. Because' he is  an expert on your overiall health care he is in  the best position to advise you when the' services  of a specialist in one particular area may be  required. Very often an illness symptom in one  part of the body may indicate a problem that is  actually elsewhere.  Your doctor can phone us when you need a  medicine; We will constantly endeavor to keep  abreast of the expanding activities in the field  of pharmacy ��� in this era of great change. We  pledge at all times to be in the position to offer the finest of pharmaceutical services.  KRUSE DRUG STORB LTD.  Dependability ��� Integrity ��� -Personal Service  Rae W. Knise. "    ^  Pharmaceutical Chemists;& Druggists  "���   Sechelt  885-2238  Gibsons  886-2234  STORE HOURS ��� 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ��� FRIDAY 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  OPEN ALL DAY WEDMESDm^     ;  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  NOtlCE  Government Wharf - Gibsons, B.C  Charges on Goods and Vessels  effective January 2, 1970  Take notice that the Government Wharf, Gibsons, B.C.  has been leased;to the Village of Gibsons, B.C. in accordance  with the provisions of Section 16 of-the Government Harbours  arid Piers Act.  ":'''At this wharf the charges on goods and vessels will be  in accordance witJi the Schedule in the Government Wharves  Regulations. Such charges will become effective January 2,  1970, and will be collected by tlie Municipal; Wharfinger.  In the interests of public safety it is requested that all  goods arid debris be removed from the Approach, "Wharfhead  and Floats by noon Wednesday, December 31, 1969.  The attention of all owners and operators of motor vehicles is drawn to the notices posted on the Approach and  Wharfhead about parking.  Decemiber 6, 1969.  Gibsons, B.C.  David Johnston  Municipal Clerk. Students briefed on university  On Monday, Dec. 8, Mr. Jamieson of the Office of Student  Services, University of British  Columbia, met with students of  grades 11 and 12 who plan to  continue their post-secondary education at one of the universities of the province. He outlined some important changes  which may affect the admission of. studerits in Septeiriber,  outlined various; programs offered and answered questions  from students.  One important change concerns the  number of students  ����'  May your holidays  be all you hope for!  Jack and Moira  Clement  Distributor ��� Gibsons  At Christmas and  always, we pray for  peace among men-  Ray and Ev  R. Johnson Trucking  Gibsons  who will be accepted. The University of Victoria will accept  the 2000 students with the best  ���qualifications, and the Univer-t  sity of British Columbia will accept the best 3400 applicants.  This means that there is no assurance that all students who  make a 60 percent average will  be accepted. There is no change  in the policy of Simon Fraser  University, which requires a 65  percent average in English 12>  and the best other academic  subjects the student has in grade  12. _   ;y';'  A second change deals with,  determining the average for admission. Eight courses will be  considered: Social Studies 11,  Mathematics 11, a Science 11,  a Foreign Language 11 (or its  replacement on the. Technical  Specialty), English 12, and the  three specialties of the programme being followed: This  means that Grade 11 students  must make sure of good grades  in their year, top. There would  need to be some C_ plus grades,  or better, with C grades, to  guarantee admission.  A third change will permit  acceptance of some applicants  in June. At present students receive- their notification of ac-  cepance only by mad-August,  at the earliest. The admissions  will be made on the basis of the  Grade 11 marks iof the previous  year, the grades of the subjects Completed in the first semester, and- the letter grades obtained at Easter on the subjects taken in the second semester. Therefore, a student with  B arid C plus grades could apply in May, and receive notification of acceptance by the end  of June.     '  Members of the Senior Citizens Association, Branch 69, enjoyed a delicious dinner, catered by the St. Hilda's A.C.W.,  Dec, 11th in the Sechelt Legion  .Haii.' '���^-:~y..yy -   ~  ' -������>*-:-  The tables were beautiful with  decorations made by Mrs. Marie Fifth, arid place cards by  Mrs. Nellie Whaites. Th<e Christmas tree, donated by the B.C.  Hydro, glittered and sparkled,  due to the artistry of Mrs.  Beryl Biackstock and Mrs. Lola  Caldwell. After the dinner,,Mrs.  Madge Hansen, Pres., pfesen-  ���: ted Mrs. J. Enefer with a beautiful floral table centre_*iece, to  commemorate her 85th birthday  Greetiriigs were also extended to  Mrs. Eva Eckfbrd1 arid Mr. Eid.  Hamilton ori their recent birthdays. ., "������'������'  Gaines and contests were  then played and proved to be  quite hilarious at times. Mr.  Walter Marstin, as the genial  Santa Claus, entered to the jingling of sleighbells and to the  singing of Jii-glebells. Aifter distributing candy and oranges the  drawing for a 20-Ib. turkey, floriated anonymously, took place.  Mrs. Margaret Crawford was  the lucky winner. There were  many other prizes donated by  Mrs. Olive Clear.  Singing of carols, to the accompaniment of. Mr: Bill Larson with his saxophone, and  Mrs. Hazel Evans at the piano  followed/ The party broke up  with a Merry Christmas and A  Happy New Year to All.  (ADVERTISEMENT) /  WART  AN  HERBAL  REM ED  Unsightly. WARTS on .hands, face,  fael. Permanently removed within  J to 6 weeks with DEIGHTON'S  WART. RECOVER, wot an aci���,  hixxatou  to  healthy skin.  Kruse Drug Store No. 1  GIBSONS  wiN be closed  Dec 24 at 7 p.m.; Al! day Dec. 25  Dec. 31 at 7 p.m.; All day Jan. 1  Mr. Jamieson recommended  to the students to consider applying at more than one univr  ersity if their marks were only  C- An alternative would be to  take one or two years at a junior college and then transfer to  the university. The counsellors  have a brochure which indicates  which courses will be accepted  for equivalent standing at the  university. There are such ar-  angen_ents with Capilano college in North Vancouver, Malaspina college in Nanaimo, Columbia Junior college in Vancouver, Okanagan college iri the  Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Vernon  area, Selkirk college in Castlegar, Trinity Junior college in  Langley and Vancouver City col  lege.     .   y.t;-.  When asked whether graduates could enter the universities of other provinces, Mr. Jamieson stated that only McGill  accepts Grade 12 for admission.  All other provinces require the  equivalent of our Grade 13 or  first year university^ The student, however, does not lose a  year as a -result because a BA  degree is Obtained there in  three years, not four. A bright  student may write 'the college  board examinations, and if he  does well, may be admitted in  Alberta universities without  Grade 13. T,  Other questions dealt with  accomodation, costs of a year's  prograrrime, grading at the university, choice .of subjects, major and honours programmes,  meaning of course numbering,  and the source of financial assistance. Mr, Jamieson empha-  si._ed that a student who does  well should not have trouble  getting money from a variety  of sources and advised all students to write the scholarship  exariidnations' since the results  of these examinaions have no  beararig on the results of recommendation or marks obtained  on the regular departmentfeli  examinations.  Coast News, Dec. 23, 1969.       3  fiumiraurar1!\iiuHiiffi;mnwuiuffimuffliuinraiffiiir1minTii'.,t!��  CLOTHES BAROMETER  When money is loose, reports  Men's Wear of Canada, there's  a tendency to go a bit wilder in  attire. When the dollar is tighter; look for clothes more conservative.-'  araimnuffiimranmnttaMinMuiMiBPmnmfflwiinfflfflB  "I'm 'writins to Santa Claus. Last year he substituted a  bathrobe ior an over-kill ray gun!"  We hope Christmas  is joyful for you!      J  Tom and Dot  Robilliard Electric  Sechelt  It's no secret that advertising conies in for a good deal pf  criticism. Is it justified? To find out, Laird O'Brien  interviewed Professor W. H. Poote from the School of  Business, Queen's University. Professor Poole answered  questions about advertising and how it affects prices,  competition, "economic waste" and buying habits. His  objective comments are worth reading.  Professor Poole knows the business world  from both the academic and practical sides.  For a number of years he was on staff at  the University of Alberta, the University  of Manitoba and Queen's University _ He  joined a Canadian marketing organization  as research manager and later was Vice-  President and Manager of a large advertising agency. He is now Professor of  Business at Queen's University, Kingston..  Question: What do the critics say about  advertising?  PROF. POOLE: From an economic point  of view* there are several criticisms. Advertising is wasteful, for one. That it raises  prices. That it creates excessive; profits for  some companies and makes it difficult  for new companies to enter the market.  Question: Your first, point was economic waste. Is advertising wasteful?  PROF. POOLE: If we accept that we  are living in a basically free enterprise  economy, there is inevitably some duplication and waste of resources. It happens  in advertising. It also happens when you  find four gas stations at one intersection.  Or three department stores in the same  shopping plaza.  Any form of free economy does have  its waste. But there is another side to it:  the competition between companies encourages new product development, improved quality, better service.  Question: Some people say that if we  stop all advertising, prices will go down.  What about it?  PROF. POOLE: The editors of the  Harvard Business Review asked the same  question. They found that 85% of businessmen did not think that eliminating  advertising would change the cost of  products.  Here's (the crux of the problem: advertising is owe factor���and frequently a  rather small factor���that determines how  a product is sold. It's a selling tool. Like  salesmen, store displays, packages, the  type of store it's sold in, and so forth.  If you eliminated advertising���the  other selling factors would play a larger  role. Isn't it logical that a manufacturer  would have to add more salesmen or  build bigger store displays or find some  other ways to compete? Probably the  new methods wouldn't be as effective  and they could be more costly. Advertising is really a very inexpensive way to  sell products.  Question: What about the argument  that advertising makes people buy  things they don't need?  PROF. POOLE: You can say that all  people really need is a basic diet, clothing  and shelter.  Advertising doesn't make people buy.  It informs, persuades, and broadens thei  area of choice. It encourages people to  spend. And it encourages people to save.  A good example is the campaign for  Canada Savings Bonds.  And remember something called the  Edsel. Millions were spent on advertising  but people still chose not to buy it. The  Mustang, on the other hand, was a great  success because it filled the need of the  day-  Advertising can't reach into somebody's pocket and take the money. It can  only open a wider area of choice. And  isn't that what our free, market-oriented  economy is all about?  Question: What do you expect from  advertising in the years ahead?  PROF. POOLE: I hope that the industry  by itself can weed out any advertising  that is deceptive or misleading.  And I hope that advertising can be  used to sell ideas as well as products.  There is no doubt that advertising is a  powerful method of communication.  And an efficient one in terms of cost.  Why can't we use advertising���its expert"  ence and people���to promote concepts that  are important from a social viewpoint?  I'm thinking of things like safe driving.  Or recruitment of policemen, nurses and  social workers. Even understanding  between nations. ���  NOTE: You, the consumer, can do  something about "bad" advertising.  Write for your copy of the industry's  Code of ethics. The address is Advertising Standards Council, 159 Bay Street,  Toronto 116, Ontario.  Read the booklet. Keep it handy. If  you see an advertisement that you think  breaks or seriously bends the rules, fill in  and mail the complaint notice enclosed  with the Code booklet.  Canadian Advertising Advisory Board: we work for better advertising. 4       Coast News, Dec. 23, 1969.   fJOTICE  COAST HEWS CLASSIFIED ADS  Phone 886-2622  ' Deadline, Tuesday Noon  Rates: Up to IS words 55c,  cash with order, 3c per word  over 15 words, 2nd and sub<  sequent consecutive insertions half rate.  A billing charge of 25c will  be made on all ads not paid  1 week after insertion.  CONING EVENTS  TWILIGHT   THEATRE  Gibsons, 886-2827  Tues., Wed.,  Fri.,  Sat.  Dec. 23. 24, 26, 27, 8 p.m.  Matinee Wed. and Sat-., 2 p.m.  CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG  Closed Christmas Day  Sta.ts Mon., Dec. 29 for 6 days  2001  A SPACE ODYSSEY  GREETINGS  Greetings   to   all   our   former  customers.     A     Very     Merry  Christmas   and  a   Happy   New  Year.  ���Ralph and Margaret Grigg.  Season's Greetings and best  wishes for the New Year to all  our friends on the Sunshine  Coast. In lieu of Christmas  cards a donation has been made  to the Inglis Memorial Fund at  St. Mary's Hospital.  ���Shirley and Dave Hopkin  and family.  To wish you a Merry Christmas  May joys beyond description be  yours   for   Christmas   and  the  New Year.  ���The Johnsons, Florence,  Ken,  Bcb and Jacquie.  Season's     Greetings    to    local  friends. Card money donated to  Central City Mission.  ���Madge Newman.  DEATHS  GALITZINE - OSTERMAN ���  Suddenly, December 19, 1969,  Leo Galitzine-Ostermari, of Madeira Park, B.C. Survived by 1  sister in Paris; numerous  friends in Vancouver, Pender,  Harbour, Edmonton and Edson,  and around the world. Funeral  service Wednesday, December  24, in the Chapel of the Rarvey  Funeral Home, Gibsons, B.C.,  at 11:45 a.m., Rev Denis Morgan officiating Interment Seaview Cemetery.  LIVINGSTONE ��� Decmeber 19  1969, David James Livingstone,  aged 67 years, of Selma Park  B.C. Survived by 1 son and  daughter-in-law,-��� Douglas and  Sharon; 1 grandson, David; 3  brothers, Rob, Sask.; Will and  Tom, Calgary; 3 sisters, Mrs.  Ruby Miles and" Miss Kay Livingstone, Vancouver; Mrs.  Ethel Brooks, Edmonton. Funeral service Tuesday, December 23,- at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Hamilton Mortuary, Fra  ser St. at 38th Ave., Rev. H.  Parker officiating Interment  Forest-Lawn Cemetery. In lieu  of flowers, donations to St.  Mary's Hospital, Sechelt, B.C.  Harvey Funeral Home, Gibsons  B.C.,  directors  MARRIAGES  STEVENS - PENNY ��� On  Thursday, Dec 18, 1969, at View  Royal Anglican Church, Victoria  B.C., solemnized by Rev. C. E.  Lonsdale, Mr Malcolm Stevens  son of Mr. and. Mrs L. G. Stevens of View Royal to Rosalind  Marjorie  Penny of Vancouver.  CARD OF THANKS  Many thanks to my relatives  and many friends for their kind  thoughtfuiness during my recent  stay in St Mary's Hospital. Also  a special thanks to Dr. Swan  and the staff of St. Mary's Hospital. A Merry Christmas to-all.  ���Marie Clarke.  A sincere thanks to friends and  relatives for the cards and gifts  during   my  recent   stay in   St.  Mayr's  Hospital..  ���Linda Comeau.  A sincere thank you to all our  friends on the Sunshine Coast  for their cards, letters, and  good wishes for our Diamond  Wedding Anniversary.  ���Mr. and Mrs. A. Harbinson  Esquimalt, B.C  Would anyone witnessing the  accident outside of Kenmac's  on Nov. 7 about 5:30 please  contact Mr. D. Leslie, Harris  Blk. Gibsons, Phone 886-2510;  or Mr. P. Johansen after Jan.  7 at 886-7792.  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.  m.mmjm,    REAt ESTATE    Cook's knowing touch  HELP WANTED  Woman to care for 3 mo. old  baby, 2Y2 year old girl. Box  1085, Coast News.  WORK WANTED  Do you need a baby sitter for  New Year's Eve? If so, please  phone Sharen at 886-2152.  Chimney sweep and stoves  cleaned.   Phone   886-2839.  Backhoe available. Water lines  and septic tanks installed. Ph.  886-2231 days, 886-2171 evenings.  Do you require bookkeeping,  statements, balance sheets, and  personal income tax? Phone  886-9331.  DIVERS  available for salvage jobs, any  type. Contact Jiin Rogers, 886-  7715 or 886-9662.  Beat the fall winds: We top,  limb, fall or put TV antennas in  trees. Insured work, done to  your satisfaction. Our estimate  may be lower than you think.  Phone 885-2109.  -II- I ������-_������������������      IF ���     ������, " ���������_���������������!-���  VERNON & SON BULLDOZING  Land clearing with  clearing blade  Grading and Excavating.  Competent work, Service  Satisfaction Guaranteed  Phone 886-2887  MISC. FOR SAU  24" jig saw on metal stand,  Vz hp. D.S. motor, variable  speed. 886-2046.  1 square tub wringer /"  washer $110.00  1 Hoover washer $149.95  1  Speed Queen  automatic  washer, rebuilt and  . guaranteed      - r $159.95  Matching Viking washerv $195.00  ;      u.      ;      Dryer   ! $125.00  Together ;,. $295.00  1 Zenith TV, 23" B-W;  with stand,  6 mo. old $300.00  1  Phi-lips  TV, 23"  B-W  Console $229195  PARKER'S HARDWARE LTD.  SECHELT Ph.  885-2171  Livings gifts for Christmas from  MURRAY'S GARDEN and PET  SHOP.  Turtles .99c  Baby budgies 5.95  Guaranteed to  sing   Canaries 10.95  gold fish  Tropical and gold fish aquarium sets  Junior ".   . . 21.95  senior 31.95  Large variety of wild bird feeders, dog coats, hamster and  bird cages, stands and general  pet   supplies.   Phone   886-2919  YEAR   END   USED  EQUIPMENT PRICES  DOZERS  2 x JD 1010  4,300.  2 x JD 2010  .. . .5,400.  TD9   Winch   Canopy. ...1,800.  JD   350    D5L  6,700.  LOADERS  3 x  JD  350     8,500.  3  x   JD   450    13,800:  2 x JD 450 4 inl  14,500.  2   x   JD   1010   . i..4,950.  310   CASE   ........;....-3,500.  420   CASE ..2,900.  H3 Allis   Chalmers   ....4,900.  JD   440    ���      ...     3,300.  6   DIFFERENT  MAKE   BACK-  HOES     2,350. to 7,700.  Link Belt Rotascope Excava-  LUX ���������    ���    *    ������-��*������������������*    ���  ���   ��   _   yij\J\J��  Insley     Backhoe....... .2,400.  Berger Air Tongs   900.  JD 440 Skidder   8,900  PARDEE EQUIPMENT LTD.  YOUR JOHN DEERE DEALER  Days 879-9421. Eves'. 988-9715.  SALE OR TRADE .  23 ft.  Aluminum house trailer,  $1500 or offers. Phone 886-7161 or  write B. Nygren, Box 247, Gibsons.  IF IT'S SUITS - IT'S MORGANS  885-9330, Sechelt  Alfalfa for sale. $60, a ton> J &  S Enterprises Ltd. Phone 886-  7123. ./���-  Used electric and gas . ranges,  also oil ranges. C & S Sales, Ph.  885-9713, Sechelt.  SPORTING GOODS  Hardware and appliances  Where your dollar has more  cents  EARL'S IN GIBSONS  886-9600  ���Lawnmowers���  ���Outboards���  ���Chain Saws���  Repaired and Serviced  Authorized Dealer  ���Yamaha Outboards���  ���Lawnboy .Mowers���  ���HomeSite Saws���  ���Sabre Saw Chain���  NUTS & BOLTS  Head of Wharf  886-2838  WANTED  If you have any off grade shakes  phone me collect 112-574-7564.  CARS, TRUCKS FOR SALE  '59 Fargo heavy duty y2 ton,  new transmission, motor in excellent running condition, new  8.60x16 studded snow tires, $450  Phone 886-2592.  1956 MG for sale. Phone 886-  9686. . ��� ' ..  1968 Fury III, vinyl hardtop,  318, auto. P&S, radio, rear  defroster, etc. 22,000 miles. Can  Finance.   Bob   Nygren   886-7161  '60 Chev 6 std. Good mechanical  condition. Offers. 886-9379 after  6 p.m.  BOATS FOR SAIE  17' fibreglass K & C hardtop  with 65 hp. elec start Evinrude,  $2200. Phone 886-2808.  14 ft. Sangstercraft and 6 hp.  Evinrude, used 1 month. Phone  886-9658.  ANNOUNCEMENTS  For membership of explosive re  quiremento contact Wiljo Wiren  selling agent, Howe Sound  Farmers Institute* Reed Road,  Gibsons, 886-2014. Stumping or  ditching powder, dynamite, electric or regular caps, prima-  cord, etc.  Alcoholics Anonymous. Phone  886-2979 or 885-9327 after 5 p.m.  COMPRESSED AIR  SERVICE FOR  Skiridivers' and Firemen's  flit* t sinks  SKINDIVERS AVAILABLE  FOR SALVAGE WORK  MARINE ACCESSORIES  Paint, 'fibreglass;": ro^e, ^canvas,  boat hardware;?-1  WALT NYGREN  SALES  L11>.  Gibsons, 886-9303  fORRENT  2 bedroom, fully" glassed sun  porch, full basement. Phone  112-731-1658.  Clean redecorated apartments,  furnished or unfurnished, available now in Seaside Plaza; Under new management.' Phone  886-2924 or 886-7240.  Winterized waterfront 2  bedroom side-by-side duplex, unfurnished. R. K. Vernon, Gower  Point Road, 886-2887.  OFFICES FOR RENT  HARRIS BLOCK  75 to 1400 square feet. Centre of  Gibsons business area. Inquiries  invited. Contact N. R. Harris,  P.O. Box 549, Gibsons, Phone  886-2861.  BEST ACCOMMODATION  IN GIBSONS  MAPLE CRESCENT  NEW DELUXE APARTMENT  1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments vacant now. FREE heat, washig  facilities, drapes, blinds, parking, water, garbage " collection. Colored appliances and  piumbing. Luxury living at low  'ost Phone 886-2905  Waterfront mobile home space.  Good beach area. Laundromat  under construction. Bonniebrook  Camp and Trailer Park." The  Vernons. 886-2887.  WANTED TO RENT  Wanted Jan. 1, house or apartment for teacher with 2 small  children. Box 1085, Coast News.  PETS  5 . lovely kittens need good  homes.  Phone 886-9352.  SPECIAL CHRISTMAS KITTENS Purebred Abyssinian and  Russian Blues. Also rare hybrids, from $35. By appointment only. .885-2871.  Poodles, grooming, clipping.  Years of experience. Telephone  886-2601.  LOST  K. BUTLER REALTY  &ylnsurance  Gibsons, B.C. '..'���  Phone  836-2000  MEMBER  MULTIPLE LISTING  SERVICE  HOLIDAY CLOSING DAYS  24 ;Dec.  '69 to 1st; of, Jan.  '70.  v i-MEMBER ��� MULTIPLE  ���       LISTING SERVICE  7jEWART McMYNN REA1TY  ,    Notary Public  Box 238 Gibsons, B.C.  Phone 886-2248  E. McMynn,  886-2500  Do. Wortman, 886-2393  Vince Prewer 886-9359  Mrs. L. Girard, 886-7760  Agencies Ltd.  Realty & Insurance  Gibsons Sechelt  Marine Drive Cowrie St.  Box 369 Box 155  886-7015 <     885-2163  Call C. R Gathercole  Phone 886-7015.  Peter Smith  Phone 885t9463.  Member Multiple Listing Services of Vancouver Real Estate  Board. .  MEMBER, MULTIPLE  LISTING SERVICE  LISTINGS  WANTED  Representing Zurich and  Western Union Insurance  Mr. Crosby Mr. White  Eves. 886-2098       Eves 886-2935  Richard F. Kennett  Notary Public  CHARLES ENGLISH LTD.  Real Estate & Insurance  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  GIBSONS; B.C. Ph. 886-2481  Wanted, one or two acres with  livable accommodation at or  near Roberts Creek. Details to  Box 1082 Coast News. Gibsons.  Wanted to buy, Gibsons area,  small house. Box 1083 Coast  News Gibsons.  PROPERTY FOR SAU  Gibsons ��� Co2y 1 br. furnished  home, on large level lot. Large  L.R.-DR with fireplace, short  walking distance to shops and  beach, garage $12,500. Call 886-  9609 after 3 p.m.  Level cleared lot 69'x210', Rosamund Road. Ideal for trailer  site. Phone 886-2762.  TEXADA ISLAND "  2 level lots by store, Gillies  Bay. SEA VIEW. 10,400 sq. ft.  area for $5,000.00. Cleared,water  iii. Handy to power, phone, TV  cable. Box, 60, Gillies Bay.  Ph:  486-7433.  View lot for sale, 76' x 265' deep  Centre Giibsons. Phone 886-2861  evenings.  Even the simplest dishes take  a; knowing touch, and proper  temperature control. Some of  our "favorite foods are simple  : ones - .-: beef stew, bacon and  eggs, apple pie, a good, cup of  coffee. Cooked properly they're  simply delicious. The new automatic ranges have precise temperature controls to help you  cook siinple foods to praise-  winnirig perfection" every time^  Here. are some bow-.o-do; hints  frorii the B.C. Hydro's Home  Economists:  1. Stew - - use the medium-  high heat on; the automatic  range for perfect browning,  then set the heat control at sifn-  mer. Boiling will toughen the  meat. The infinite heat switch  on   the   new   automatic  ranges  * allows you to dial the exact  temperature you want for simmering.  2. Bacon and eggs - - start  bacon in a cold skillet. Fry  slowly on medium heat until  crisp. Remove bacori and drain  on paper towel. Pour off all but  2 tablespoons of fat, and turn  heat to low or simmer (or dial  the infinite heat you feel is  most desirable). Add eggs care-  CONSTRUCTION  GULF BUILDING SUPPLIES  Sechelt.  Phone 885-228?  Everything lor your  building needs  FUELS  Fireplace  Alder  ��� Split  and  delivered  16"  and   20"  $18  per  cord.  $15  per  cord ���  four  or  more.  Phone  886-  7766  or 886-9314.  yy~,-  COAL & TOTEM LOGS  Don't get caught like you. did  last year ?  PRATT ROAD  AUTO WRECKERS  Drumheller Lump  Drumheller Egg  Heatglow Briquettes  Phone 886-9535  Alder firewood for sale. Phone  886-9959/  PERSONAL  White long hair Persian female  cat, black "spot on head, named  Lucy, Sun. p.m. Please phone  886-2139.  Amazing quick relief for discomfort of mouth sores, white  canker spots, dental plate sores,  tender gums, with Fletcher's  Sore���Mouth medicine. $1 at  Kruse Drug Store No. 1.  Two fires  Fire destroyed completely the  home of Magistrate and Mrs.  Charles C. Mittlesteadt early  Sunday morning. The Mittle-  steadts are afoay in the United  States over the holiday. Cause  of the fire is unknown but is  under investigation.  Monday's fire call' in Giibsons  area at 7:15 occurred on property, next to C.'P. Ballentine,  Hopkins Landing area where  Giibsons area firefnen were given the chance for practice at  an actual fire. By arrangement  a fire was set in a cottage  awaiting destruction. Firemen  practised theuse of smoke hel-  mits and other equipment.  fully, and cover, and cook to desired-dbneness^j  3. Rice - - the right temperature is vital for grains that are  separate, white 'and fluffy. Combine one cup lice, two cups water and 1 teaspoon salt -in- a  three quart saucepan that .has  a tight fittinglid. Bring to a boil  ori high heat, stirring once or  twice as the water comes to a  boil. Lower the heat to simmer, Cover pari and cook about  14 minutes without removing lid  or stirring. ' .:V-  4. Popbvers - - these are easy  only when you use an oven, that  holds heat steadily. Preheat1  greased baking cups at 425 degrees, then add,batter and bake  at the same constant heat 45 to  50 minutes. If metal muffin tins  are used, teriiperature should  be 450 degrees. Tlie secret is a  constant,- even temperature  throughout the baking, period.  5. Pie -'.'-- they oven on a new  automatic range is insulated on  all six sides, with steady, controlled temperatures. It therefore holds both heat and moisture at the right levels; to assure a delicately browned tender crust and a properly cooked  filling. If heat isn't properly  maintained, crusts tend to get  soggy, arid if moisture isn't controlled, the mixture becomes  heavy or dried out. With a new  automatic range, pastries, cakes  and cookies always turn out  perfectly - much to your credit,  of course.  6. Coffee - - try this-tested  method for good results every  time. Use correct proportions  2 level tablespoons of coffee to  3A standard measuring cup of  fresh cold drawn water. Bring  percolator to a boil on high heat,  using infinite heat control. Then  reduce heat to a temperature'  that will keep coffee percolating  at a slow, steady pace. Percolate for 6 to 8 minutes, depending upon  desired flavour..  Seek new site     Trio atfendina  Boys Parliament  In veiw of the situation tying up property sought by Roberts Creek fire, department on  which a hall was* to be"erected,  the fire prevention district officials are now seeking another  location.  Earlier the firemen were  seeking the corner of Lockyer  road and the highway but subdivision plans for this area  have caused the firemen to look  elsewhere.  MEMBERS SIGNING UP  The membership drive for the  1970 Chamber of Commerce in  Gibsons is attracting a good  number of businessmen as well  as retired people. It is expected that for the first 1970. meeting, Jan. 19 at Cedars Inn,  there will be quite a roster of  new members.  29   IN   CRIBBAGE  While playing cribbage with  Leo Lukashuk, Lyle Schwabe  of Cedars Inn got a 29 hand, the  second- in his life. The first  time,was ten years ago in Alberta. The partner of that time  has since moved to Vancouver  and visited Lyle about three  months ago, so Lyle just had  to phorie him the good news.  .; /; Mail coaches began'- operation  in England in 1784 f_orri;Bristol.  There was great -competition/between the Royal Matt and privat  cord runs became the great  passenger coaches and their re-  LANDAa  NOTICE OF INTENTION TO  APPLY TO LEASE LAND  In Land Recording District of  Vancouver and situate unnamed bay,   north   side  of Nelson  ��� Island. -.-:--v,--���,���-.-.v>,::,:. .:-......���..:.:.- ........  ���:'���". Take notice that Donald Ivan  McDonald of Surrey, British  Columbia, occupation, salesman,  intends to apply for a lease of  ; the following���, described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted in unnamed bay, R. King N."  E.   corner   post   D.   McDonald  South West corner post;, thence  100'  north;   thence   300'   east;  ; thence  100'  south;   thence  300'  west and containing 34 acres,  ��� more or less, for the purpose of  ; summer home     ������ "'!. i    .  ;"; ��� Donald Ivan 'McDonald  Dated Nov. 30, 1969.  Dec. 23, 30, Jan. 7, 14  .Roland     Keribis,      Wolfgang  Buchhorn and' Don Smith of Gibsons will attend the Older Boys  ParDiament in Victoria Dec. 27  ���  to 31.  ;���". ���; ;':���;"y-.,:;' ���.  This will be the 39th session  of this parliament which uses  the provincial legislative buildings and chambers for deliberations. The parliament challenges older boys to Christian living and trains them to give effective leadership in their local  church and community also  helps them gain a real; understanding of the meaning of  democracy. Tlie trio are sponsored by Gibsons United Church  1970 Auxiliary  The Ladies Auxiliary of  Branch 109, Royal Canadian Legion officers elected for next  year are: Mrs Dorothy Bragg,  president; Mrs. Pat Schindel,  vice-president; Mrs. Joyce  Nicholson, secretary; Mrs. Ruth  Beacon, treasurer; sgt.-at-arms  Mrs. Gerry Clarke; executive  committee Mrs. Dorothy Rose,  Mrs. Vi Wilson and Mrs. Pat  Verhulst. Mrs. May Lovell took  the chair for nominations and  elections. A joint installation  will take place with branch officials on Jan. 31.  REPRESENTATION   WANTED  Mrs. Ralph E. Lynds of Halfmoon Bay wrote the Regional  District board call-rig the situa-  ' tion where Halfmoon Bay finds  itself without a representative  on  the board,  deplorable. The  ��� area     needed .  representation.  .Board members suggested that  there were three men who  might be interested: but there-  was nothing to report on their  decision so far. The matter was-  referred to the next board meeting; in January;      -v  us  HELP ANDY.  "���'-������-">-  OAPs at Yule feast CHURCH SMWCES  Bands, playlet, fashions displayed  Elphinstone school concert  with three bands, a one act  play and a fashion show was  first class all the way and when  compared with presentations of  others B.C. schools, really deserved good applause, said T.  G. Elliwood'. pitincipal of the  school at the end of the event.  Preceded by. a half-hour display of art and craft work by  the pupils at the rear of the  hall,, the oonctert got under  way with the grade eight band  which after a rough start settled down to Some good playing  when it got into the groove. The  band really showed its best in  Moon River with' the brass responding well.  We wish all our Sunshine  Coast friends a Very Merry  Christmas and a, Happy New  Year.  D. Rees.  R. & R. Haig    .  Mr., & Mrs. R. Fletcher  Reg & Ruth Godfrey  Mr. & Mrs. J. Wicklund  Morris & Nancy Nygren  Mr. & Mrs. James R. Munro  Bill & Helen Weinhandl and.  family  Robert & Marion Alsager  Mr. & Mrs. Steve Holland  Mr. & Mrs. H. Smith  Norm &. Loraine McKay  Tub, Doris & Win Skellett  Chris & Ruth Beacon  Bill & Nancy Douglas & family.  Dave,  Jill Hill & family  Mr.  & Mrs.  L.  Labonte  and  family.  Dick & -Marilyn Ranniger and  family.  Irene & Ron Oram  Lorne & Amy Blain  Bill & Bonnie Nimmo  Mr. & Mrs. Bill Skellett and  farnily.  Bob & Margaret Emerson  .  Reg Adams'  Stan & Margaret Trueman  Lloyd   &   Maureen   Partridge  and family v  Ed & Mae Freer  Vince, Dorothy & Kim Brace-  well  Bill & Jean Scott and family  '. Cec   &   Bernice   Chamberl-n  and Pearl Tretheway  Bill & Carol McGivern  Ida  Lowther  Mickey & Doris Parsey  Fred & Pearl Feeney  Bill & Shirley Feeney  Albert  Crowhurst  Fred & Marybell Holland  John.-:&' Doreen Matthews  Anne Drummond  Alec & Jean Davidson  Earle & Ethel Bingley  Sabina .Gardner  Fred, Mary & Tommy Stenner  Keith & Dorothy Wright  Mick���;.���..& Lorna Alvaro  George & Vera Ruggles  Instead of sending local  Christmas cards, these families have donated $ 149.25 to  the Gibsons Ki_yai>is 2 Senior  Citizens Building Furijd-  Then came the fashion show  with the girls of grades eight,  11 and 12. showing what they  could do with some cloth, needle and ' thread. Surrounding  women agreed the designs were  sensible but the short skirts re-.  vealed some adjuncts that detracted rather than added to  the flowing lirie which started  at a higher level.  The Backwoods Brass which  had apparently done quite a  bit of practice before and after'  school, were surprisingly good  and would rank with most Vancouver organizatioris with great  ease. There was no shortage  of good talent as they showed  in playing It was a Very Good  Year..:      .'���'..-  The one-act play Stand and  Deliver was good for the acting  talent on stage but the audience  was too far from the stage to  get what it was all about. However the; stage presentation and  the handling of the parts were  quite good and, based on their  performiarice, they really deserved-Sf or effort.  .  The senior band showed good  continuity in their playing.  They climaxed their perfor-.  manceV with a Christmas Overture which should have allowed  some community singing. It  would have created a little togetherness. The fair sized audience   was pleased   with   what  Blake C. Alderson, D.C.  CHIROPRACTOR  Post Office Building, Sechelt  TUES., WED., THURS., FRI.  10:30-5:30  SATURDAY 9:30 - 1:0��  Phone  Office 885-2333���Res. 886-2321  May your HoffdW  B&Ttufy> (toppyf  Universal Timber  Products Ltd.  .Twin Creeks  they   saw   and   heard   judging  from general comment.  Senior band: Trumpet, Tony  Baker, Kevin .Star, Bobby Davidson and Gerry Hariris.      v  Clarinet, Roland Kerbis, Elaine MacKenzie, Janice Mullen, Randi,Brackett and Eleanor Swan.  Saxophone, David Fromager^  Allen Schwabe,, Debbie Stewart  and , Theresa Labonte.      :  Flute, Lance Ruggles.  Trombone. Mark Eriglish and  Derek Nelson.  Bass Horn, Peter English.  Bass Clarinet,  Debra Baba.  Percussion, Elliot Trueman,  Juan Nesbit-Jones, Lance Ruggles and Daniel Zueff.  Baritone, Russel Nygren.  Alto Horri, Doug Campbell.  .French Horn,  Mark English.  Grade Eight Band: Clarinet,  Heather Moffet, Leo Richter,  Heinz Breu, Alasdair Irvine,  Elin Vedoy, Steven Field,  Cheryl Frances, Mona Hall and  Bred Matthews, y  Baritorie, John Volen.        _.  Bass Horn, Brett Crydrnnaii.  Trumpet, Bob Ashby, Bill  Sluis, John Sleep, Stew Barnes,  Richard Kraus and Fred Love.  Saxophone, Ian -MacKenzie  and Richard Thatcher.  Alto Horn, Henry Schachte.  Trombone, Tom Bulger.  Percussion Daniel Zueff, Peter Kerbis and Ted Hume.  Flute,  Lori Montgomery.  The Backwoods Brass: Tony  Baker and Kevin Star, trumpet;  David Fromager, tenor sax;  Mark- English trombone; Alvin  Gokobl, rythym guitar; Roland  Kertbis, bass guitar and Lance  Ruggles; drums.  Cast for Stand and Deliver:  Jonathan Trigg, Michael Laid-  law; The Highwayman, Bob  Hopkins; Mrs. Trigg^ Kim Bod-  narek; Dobbin, Leo Richter;  Milady Delarehe, Sharon Fraser; Magistrate, Paul Kent and  others, John Volen and Charles  Kriapmen.  Grade 8, Cotton Dresses:  'Cindi Pendergast, Beverley  Roberts, Judy Scott, Pat Hogue,  Evelyn Hollowink, Brenda Sanderson, Lori Wiren, Heather  Moffat, Cheryl Lemky, Pam  Somerfield, Donna Mandelkau,  Yvonne Stanley, Wendy Walker, and Marilyn Hansen.  Textiles, Grade 11, Slacks  suits, suits, coats:  Donna Mark, Linda Hensch,  Valerie Wilson, Ann Hansen,  Ursula Himmel, Brenda Bond,  Phyllis Thatcher, Cheryl Brackett, Linda Pearson and Marilyn Mackerizie., '  Party Dresses:  Terry Stewart, Evelyn Gokool,  Linda   Hensch,   Brenda   Bond,  Sharon      McConnell,      Juanita  Chamberlain and Donna Mark.  Tea helps fund  Delicious Dorothy thanks all  who helped at the Greene residence coffee party Dec. 15 in  aid of the Greene Court development fund 1970. Pourers were  Mrs. Ruth Stone, 'Mr. and Mrs.  Hugh Duff and Mr. and Mrs.  Edward Cook. Results included  $25 door money with $20 from  the bake stall plus a $10 donation. Mr. Cook ran two guessing  games in aid of the Save the  Children^ Fund which were won  by Rev. Barry Jenks and Mrs.  E. Birrel of Selma Park.  Branch 38 Gibsons OAPO  Christmas . dinner arid party  Dec. 15 was voted the best yet  by the* 60' members present.  There was a delicious turkey  dinner with all the trimmings  and other delectible items following grace by George Cooper.  Hon. Isabel Dawson was honored guest arid she outlined the  work that was being done on  behalf of seniors and suggested  that those seeking advice could  do so through their appointed  counsellors and president Wii-  iam Haley. Mrs. Speirs, social  convenor received a presenta-'  tion as the result of faithful supervision of refreshments for  both board meetings and socials. Newlyweds Mr. and Mrs.  R. Perry were also honored.  Poinsettias, donated by John  Harvey were won by three  members for almost perfect attendance at meetings, Mrs.  Burls, Mrs. Keen and Mrs. Warwick.  Santa and his helpers were  kept busy handing out gifts for  everyone, one a parcel of food  from Super-Valu, Kens Food-  land  and  the Co-op store  and  the other a box of goodies made,  baked and packed by the auxiliary to Branch 109 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The same  ladies who catered for the dinner. Mei^ers ofvthe Auxiliary  present and those uriable to attend who had worked on the  gifts and' the dinner werie all  given a hearty vote of thanks.  iMr. Cooper arranged the projector to present films brought  by Mrs. Dawson showing the  beauty spots of the province.  Branch officers for 1970 are  William Haley, President W.  Graham and J. Blair vice- presidents Mrs. N. Haley, secretary;  Mr. R. Hansen, treasurer and H.  Maskall and Mrs. E. .Warwick,  directors. The organization  holds a social on the first Monday in each month and a meeting on the third Monday at the  Health Centre.  The branch extends thanks to  Super-Valu, the Co-op, Kens  Foodlarid, Mr. Haining of the  Co-op meat department, John  Harvey;; Gibsons Hardware and  the Douglas Variety store for  their efforts in making the  Christmas  party a success.  Seek garbage franchise  A plan to change Sechelt's  garbage collection contract into a franchise was placed1 before Sechelt's Council Wednesday night of last week by Aid.  ' Norman Watson. >  At the same time Aid. Watson  read a letter from iawyer David  F. Leslie of Gibsoris in which  a retraction was demanded from  him of the use of the word piracy in connectiori with the operations of the Sunshine Coast  Disposal Service operations in  the village of Sechelt while a  local man W. Parsons of Gulf  Building Supplies is operating  by a council contract.  At the close of discussion on  the letter Aid. Watson said he  retracted the word piracy but  would use the word plaigarism  which he later changed to  poaching;     *  Apparently'.-the;Sunshine Coast  Disposal v Services has* part of  they merchants   garbage   busi-  Letters to editor  Editor: The executive and  members of the Port Mellon  Branch of the Auxiliary to St.  Mary's Hospital thank you and  your staff for your generous help  and co-operatdon during the past  year in; publicising Qur fund  raising events. You were always  most courteous and helpful when  we called on you. Thank you  again Helen Yorkson, Public relations Officer.  ness.  Aid.   Watson,  to protect  the local garbage collector prefers to have the contract for  such work changed into a franchise which would make the  garbage service mandatory on  everyone in the village.  Before action is taken council  has ordered that the municipal  .lawyer, look into the matter and  offer an opinion as to the legality of the action; The lawyer  is the same one used by the  Regional district board.  Council gave final reading to  the house numbering bylaw  which now makes it effective.  Householders must purchase  their own numlbers and; put  them up.     -:-������'���;���-���:���;  Council backed by Mayor  Swain; decided to do something  about the roadway, curb and  sidewalk in front of the medical  clinic which requires some levelling off and paving. The miay-  ��ofi|^cided it would be better  to g_t it fixed before some ac-  ciderit lawsuit is involved.  Aid. Norman Watson argued  in favor of flowering shrubs for  the decorative trees planned  for the main street. A letter  from Vancouver Parks board  recommended evergreens. There  will be nine plots for such trees.  Editor: The Gibsons United  Church Women commend the  management of Super-Valu  Stores in Gibsons for their services to both the general public  and UNICEF by their stocking  and" displaying UJN. greeting  cards at a time of year when  time and space are limited. We  thank you for your co-operation.  Katherine B. Moore, president.  OAP CAR RECOVERED  The small car owned by pensioner Mrs. Eva Pillings, reported stolen on the night of the  Old Age Pensioners Christmas  dinner was recovered later by  the ROMP on Seaview road.  It had apparently been used  then abandoned.  SHIFTS  " -    - -'���     vfas.Xsb^l'Z  For Real Estate on the  Sunshine Coast  K. CROSBY  CHARLES ENGLISH LTD.  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  Gibsoris ��� 886-2481  CLOSED ��� DECEMBER 24��h  REOPENING JANUARY 4th  CALYPSO CAFE  & DINING ROOM  Boulevard Ave.  SECHELT  Phone 885-9769  A.  ANGLICAN        '-;;���;;  St. Bartholomew's, Gibsons  11:30 p.m. Dec. 24, Midnight  Eucharist  9:30 a.m. Dec. 25, Holy  Communion  St. Aidan's, Roberts Creek  11 a.m Dec 25, Holy Communion  UNITED  Gibsoris United Church  11:'15 a.m., Divine Service  9:30 a.m., Wilson Creek  2:15 p.m., Roberts Greek  PORT MELLON  1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays  9:15 a.m, Rev. R. D. Morgan  2nd and 4th Sundays  7:30 pm., Rev. Jim Williamson.  BAPTIST  CALVARY BAPTIST  Park Rd., Gibsons  Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Evening Service 7 p.m.  . Phone 886-2158  BETHEL BAPTIST  Mermaid and Trail, Sechelt  11:15 a.m., Worship Service  Phone 885-9065  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  Member P.A.O.C.;;-v ���  886-9970  Highway and Martin Road >  Sunday  School 9:45 a.m.  Moi-nirrg Worship 11 a.m.  Evening Service 7:00 p.nl.  Wed, Bible Study & Prayer  ;--7:30 pm.; :r:^y'-yyy  Fri., Family Night ServicO v  Rev. B. J. Wath  GLAD TIDINGS  Gower Point Road  88&-206O  Sunday School, 10 a.m.  Morning Worship, 11 a.m.  WITH CHOIR AND SPECIALS  EVENING SERVICE, 7 p.m.  Testimony and Exhortation  Tuesday      Service 7:00  With once a month Special  Evangelistic Service  OES at party  The DBS Christmas party following the regular meeting on  Dec. 18th was a joy to those  present and the envy of thflse  unable to attend.  The banquet room was a  blaze of color'from the lighted  tree to the red candles which  ran the length of the tables  amid greenery and poinsettias.  There was entertainment, a San  ta Glaus and exchange; Of, gifts  also a special supper.  A grocery hamper was won  by Mrs. Margaret McCleod.  Mrs. Kay Franske won: the pillow cases which were raffled  to provide Christmas cheer for  members on the sick list. Mrs.  N. Hough was the winner of  the guessing contest.  OAP   PURSE  LOST  Lost on Friday in'Sunriycrest  Shopping Plaza area a wallet  type purse containing $160. As  this money belongs to an old  age pensioner, would anyone  kfaoiwjing anyftbing, ahjout this  telephone the Coast News  You can order  them at the  COAST NEWS  Scratch Pads  Rubber Stamps  Rubber Stamp Pads  Counter Cheque Books  Acco Fasteners -  Time Books  Record Books  Receipt Books       ,  Theatre Tickets  Typing Paper  Envelopes  File Folders  Carbon Paper  Columnar Sheets  Mimeograph Paper  y Statement; pads  Adding Machine Rolls  Gibsons ��� Ph. SSO-2622 1970 Green Book Ready  6      Coast News, Dec. 23, 1969.  "HOLD TIGHT, Matey," says Bob.Carit, aquarist at the Vancouver Public Aquarium as he gently eases an octopus back into its  tank. The octopus was taken in the waters of Howe Sound where  some of the largest octopus in the world are captured by aquarium divers. This much feared animal is extremely intelligent, but  nervous and sensitive and requires expert understanding.  (By a Practicing Lawyer)  Q.-.How long do you have to  file a mechanic's lien dn the land  registry office?:  A: Generally 3i days biitythe  complete answer to this question is; riot quite as simple as.  tbisi: There are �� Glasses of ���'���per-.  sims Who can file against the  land ;of another because they  have not'been paid for w^rk done  ori the Land: contractors! arid  sub-contractors, ' material :mefi  and;: workmen:  A claim, of Hen of a coritrac-  tor or sub-ooritractor riiay be  filed at any time after the contact or subcontract has been  made but not later than 31days  after the contract of the- contractor has been completed,  abandoned or otherwise determined. - - .-���'-. ;���  A claim Of lien for materials  supplied. .may be filed at any  time.after the contract to supply the materials has been made,  but not later than 31 days after  the; improvement to which the  material has been supplied has  been completed or abandoned,  or the contract for the cdristriicV  tion or making of the improvement  otherwise  deterrriined.  A claim of lien of a workman  may be filed at any time during  the performance of the work,  but not later than 31 days .af-  (Copyright)  ter the last work has been done  by him for which the lien is  fclaiiried.  ' '..'���.":.  .There are longer periods specially provided for liens against  mines and quarries.....-;.  ; ..What is completed, abandoned  or otherwise determined? Completed is self expiariatbry; Ab-  ^doned would occur, ^wheri- a  contractor bfeicariie barikiupt; or  W&s unable ifo carry brivjwith$he  work 'aridyfiadV to cease j operations. A contract may be 'otherwise determined by agreement  of the parties or the owner ordering a contactor off the premises, etc. -  Sometimes a sub-contractor  will let the 31 day period go by  and then send a workman back  to hammer in a few, nails, with  the intention of creating another 31 days period and so allow the filing of lien that would  otherwise be out of time. The  law is wise to this��� substantial completion of the work is  the test applied.  Sometimes it is difficult to  fix from just what date the 31  day period should run. The Moral is get your lien on early do  not wait, till the 31st day. slap  the lien on. If you are paid in  normal way you can always  take the lien off.  HOLIDAY GB_ET��e_!  And a very sincere thank you   i  Alec and Rose  Granthams Landing Store  Nearly 2,000 government-approved tourist accommodation  establishments are listed in the  1970 edition of the British, Columbia Tourist Directory, just  off the presses.  Affectionately known as the  Green Book, the directory contains visitor information on aU  areas Of the province. It lists  provincial and national park,  ferry information, on all prom-  ierit centres and areas. Strip  maps    and a    iist of   licensed  guides are contained in the 144  page booklet, of which 750,000  copies Mil Ibe available for  distribution.  Hon. W.K. Kiernan says the  department of travel industry  continues to find a broad and  demanding interest in the directory. Updating of the directory to keep pace with. the  growth of tourism in British  Columbia will make it even  more useful to visitors this  year, Mr. Kiernan said.  Roberts Creek Fire Emergency  DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON  Ph. 886-2087,886-7419, 886-2811  SUNSHINE COAST DIRECTORY  PRECAST CONCRETE  /��� -  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations ��� Drainage  Water lines, etc.  Business  Phone. 886-2231  Home  phone  886-2171  BILL McPHEDRAN  Electrical Contractor  Free Estimates  886-7477  M/T CONSTRUCTION  GENERAL CONTRACTORS  on the Sunshine Coast  Custom Home Builders  Mike Thomas ��� 886-7495  Cliff Hanson ��� 886-2704  Write Box 709, Gibsons, B.C.  VILLAGE STORE  GIBSONS  Phone 886-7460  Always a fresh stock of  Groceries, Meats, Confectionery  SHOP f ROM 10 to 10  7 DAYS A WEEK  HANSEN'S TRAHSFffi Ltd.  Serving  the   Sunshine Coast  General Freight from  Vancouver to all points  Heavy Hauling'  Furniture Moving  Warehouses: Gibsons 886-2172  Sechelt 885-2118  VERNON & SON BULLDOZING  LAND  CLEARING  LOGGING EXCAVATING  ROAD  BUILDING  Free Estimates  Service  and  Satisfaction  Guaranteed  Phone 886-2887  SUNSHINE COAST SERVICE Ud.  Wilson Creek  Phone 885-9466  Auto Glass Replacement  a  Specialty  COLLISION REPAIRS  24-Hour Towing ���Ph. 886-2811  Latest Equipment for  Frame & Wheel Alignment  GIBSONS MARINE SERVICES Ltd.  at ESSO MARINE  Gas, Diesel. Repairs, Welding  EVINRUDE SALES  O.M.C. Parts and Service  Phone 886-7411  GRAVEL & EXCAVATING  BOB LEE  MADEIRA PARK, B.C.  Phone  883-2412 or 883-2265  SHEP'S TOWING & HAULING  24 HOUR SERVICE  Phone 886-2301 or 886-2448  CANADIAN PROPANE  ; Serving the Sunshirie Coast  with reliable and economical  Cooking, Heating and Hot Water  FREE ESTIMATES  Phone 886-2185  dPTOMETRIST  FRANK E. DECKER  BAL BLOCK ��� GIBSONS  WEDNESDAY  FOR APPOINTMENTS.  886-2248  HADDOCKS CABANA MARINA  All Electric Cabins  Boat Rentals  Launching  Ramp  MERCURY OUTBOARD  Sales & Service  Marine Ways ��� Repairs  Madeira   Park   ���  Ph.   883-2248  GULF BUILDING SUPPLIES  Everything for your building  needs  Sechelt ��� Ph. 885-2283  0CEANSIDE FURNITURE  & CABIMEf shop  Custom built cabinetry for  home arid office  KITCHEN SPECIALISTS  R.  BIRKIN  Phone 886-2551  Beach Ave., Roberts Creek  TASELLA SHOP  Ladies ��� Mens ��� Childrens  Wear ��� Yard Goods ���-Wool  and Staples ��� Bedding  Linens  Dial 885-9331 Sechelt, B.C.  SICOTTE BULLDOZING Lfd.  ��� ROAD GRADING  ��� LAND CLEARING  ��� ROAD  BUILDING  Phorie 886-2357  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION &  MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Used Refrigerators yfor Sale  Phone 886-22,1  From t. a.m. to 5:30 p.m  Res. 886-9949  At the Sign of the Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & MARINE SERVICE Lfd.  Machine Shop;  Arc & Acty Welding  Steel Fabricating  Maririe Ways  Automotive & Marine Repairs  Standard Marine Station  .. -v       ���<������:��� ���      Phone 886-7721  Res.   886-9956 ��� 886-9328  C&SSALES  For all your heating  requirements  Agents for  ROCKGAS PROPANE  Also Oil installations  Free Estimates  FURNITURE  Phoiie 885-9713  JOHN'S WOODWORKING  SHOP  All types of cabinets  SHOWROOM  Old  Telephone Building  Sunshirie Coast Highway  'V.v;   GiJbsoris    N ";������  Phono 88&72ii  SECHELT TOWING & SALVAGE  tTD.  SCOWS   -   LOGS  Heavy EqitipmentrMtovujg  -��� yy '&.:^g';T0Wii-g'^i.  y , .,,Ai!x^^::^4^yAr^ y^  SUNSHINE COAST TRAILER PARK  1 mile west of Gibsons on Hiway  Roomy Parking, Plenty  of Water  Large Recreation Area  Bus Passes Park Site  Phone 886-9826  KB WElDINa  PORTABLE  : Phone 886-7042        :  Serving the Sunshine Coast  MORRISON ELECTRIC  Now Serving  the Sunshine Coast  Quality ;Wirirr-  Phone 886-2690  SEASIDE PLUMBING  FREE ESTIMATES  A COMPLETE PLUMBING  SHOP ON WHEELS  Phone 886-7017 or 886-2848  RAY NEWMAN PLUMBING  SALES & SERVICE  ,   Hot Water Heating  Building & Alterations  Davis Bay. Rd., R.R.1,  Sechelt ��� Ph. 885-2116  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage  Complete Packing  Packing Materials for Sale  Memiber Allied Van Lines  Phone 886-2664 ��� R.R.1 Gibsons  Phone 886-2808    .  TWIN CREEK LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES Ltd.  Everything  for  your building  heeds  Free Estimates  Mileage is Our Business  at  Gibsons SHELL Service  ��� Top   Quality   Shell   products  ��� Lubrication and Oil  Changes  ��� . Complete Motor Tuneup  ��� Complete Brake Service  ��� Tire Sales & Service  ��� Muffler Repairs ;,  ��� General Maintenance  ��� Complete    Auto    Accessories .:  ��� All Work by Experienced Personnel      .  ��� Automobile  Assoc.   Emergency Service   >  24-HOUR TOWING SERVICE  GIBSONS SHELL SERVICE  Phone 886-2572  Emergency 886-9390  ACTON ELECTRIC LTD.  RESIDENTIAL  INDUSTRIAL  MARINE WIRING  SPECIALIZING IN  HEATING  v.'/^ 886-7244 ,  COPPING MOTORS Ltd.  authorized  ���yl Sales, & Service Dealers  ,;..,':,;'; '���'���y.y.AioxAy',:'yyy., ������  International Trucks  Honda Motorcycles:  Sportsman Canopies  Pam-Top Canopies v  Starcraft. Boats  Sportsman Boats   ;  Parts? We Stock 'Em!  Sechelt ��� 885-2812  NEVENS RADIO & TV  DEALER  FOR  PHILIPS    ,  ZENITH  FLEETWOOD  RCA VICTOR.-:  SALES & SERVICE  To all Makes  Phone 886-2280  PARKINSON'S HEATING Ltd.  Gibsons  ESSl> DDL FURNACE  N   Down Payment ������ Bank Int.  Ten Yeareto Pay  Complete line of Appliances  for Free Estimates call 886-2728  EXPERT REPAIRS  :������ TO  ��� AUTOMATIC WASHERS  _ ��� AUTOMATIC  DRYERS  ��� DISHWASHERS  Factory Trained on all Makes  also  VACUUM  CLEANERS  NUTS   &   BOLTS  Ph. 886-2838  PENINSULA PLUMBING  HEATING & SUPPLIES  (Formerly Rogers Plumbing)  >r Se��belt Highway & Pratt Rd.  &ALES & SERVICE  Port Mellon ��� Pender Harbour  Free Estimates  Phone 886-9533  A. E. RITCHEY  FOR RENTAL  Jacks, Pumps  Concrete Vibrator  Phone 886-2040  SIM ELECTRIC ltd.  ELECTRICAL   CONTACTORS  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  LAND SURVEYING  R0Y& WAGENAAR  SURVEYS  1525  Robsons   St.  Vancouver ��r Ph. 681-9142  Zeriith 6430  Sechelt 885-2332 '��  "How about a bite to eat before going to the party?'  , We hope you have clear  sailing for a happy Yule season!  The Smiths  Pink Elephant Laundromat  Gibsons  CHRISTMAS CHEER  $  y To each and every one  �����CW.INC.  #P||  of our friends: tKanlc youl  f!  MacGregor Pacific Realty Ltd.  Arbo Developers Ltd.  Acton Electric Ltd. "  Westwood Homes Ltd.  -Members of the Oddfellows  organizations of the Simsfiine  Coast, Arbutus Rebekahs of  Gibsons, Sunshine Rebekahs Of  Sechelt, arid' the Sunshine Coast  Lodge of. Roberts Creek held a  joint Christmas party Friday  Dec. 12. St. Hilda's Parish  Hall, Sechelt, gaily decorated  was a hive of activity as' niem-  bers arid guests enjoyed' the  smorgasbord style Christmas  dinner complete with aromatic  desserts.- '������ .y y- r  Following dinner, the group  was entertained by a party of  young minstrels who.won the  hearts of all present with their  musical and social poise. Accor-  dian pupils of Mr. Robert Ris-  by of Sechelt, the girls and boys  offered the following program:  Dean Criipk of Davis Bay,  Square   Dance, Soldier^   .Joy,  Kathy Marcroft of Wilson Creek,  Themes from Second Hungarian Rhapsody, by Franz Liszt;  Kathy Zueff of Gibsons, The  Cuckoo Waltz by J.E. Joriasson;  Jim Flack oif Gibsons, Palmer  & Hughes Polka; Dennis Petu-  la of Sechelt, Gypsy Dance;  Dennis Petula and Paul Scott,  Blue Hawaii; Paul Scott of Gibsons, The Battle Hymn of the  Republic.  Interspersed throughout the  program were selections by Mr.  Joe" Newsham of the Sunshine  Coast Lodge who accompanied  himself on the guitar. Appropriate to the season was his offering of When the Iceworms Nest  Again. To settle dinners, everyone joined in singing Christmas  carols led by Mrs. Conroy of  Davis Bay at the; piano.  Master   of   Ceremonies,   Mr.,  PAUL  ST. PIERRE, MP  COAST-CHILCOTIN  Twenty Questions Day:  Absence may make the heart  grow fonder, but it doesn't help  the understanding. I say so,  being 3,000 miles distant from  the vast riding of Coast Chilcotin, which happens to be approximately the size of England. ~  Coast Chilcotin people are  therefore invited to voice their  opinions on a few current political issues, as I can best dis^  tinguish them at the moment.  This column may be clipped,  placed inl ah envelope ; addressed: Paul St. Pierre, M.P;,  Coast Chilcotin, House of Commons, Ottawa. I regret that  the pressure of work iri nay; office is such that I will mot be  able to write acknowledgments,  but the results will be published  in a later column.  There are four categories of  answers, indicated by four symbols: Y���yes. N���no. X..not  much interested one way or  the other. 0~uncertain, or not  enough' information on the subject. ���  . ;  Constitution r -'-���-'������-       ; y  1. Should the power of provincial governments be increased at the expense of the  federal  government?, ( ������)"'���-:��� t'  2. Should the poTver of the  federal government be increased; at the expense of the  provincial   government?   (   )  3. Should a new constitution  provide for direct link between  the federal 'government and  governments of Canadian cities?".    (   ) ";��� v:\  Taxes, Finance, Trade  4. Do you approve of the general intent of the White Paper  on tax reform? ������'���',"���(   )  5. Specifically do you favor.  The proposed capital gairis tax?  Xy)y---yyAAA':\ ���'������>���''Ay;-ty  6. The increased; tax on small  businesses?    (   )  Season's  Greetings To  You and Yours  St. Mary's Hospital  Auxiliaries  Thrift Shop  Secheit  7. The proposed alteration of  tax provisions for the mining  industry? - (   )'.  8. Do you favor wage controls?     ()  9.   Do you   favor   price   controls?   ()  10. Should a small guaranteed  minimum income be paid to  Canadians, including those not  willing to work?   (   )  11. Should the government  provide considerable subsidies  to create a Canadian merchant  fleet?     <   )  12. Do you favor some relax?  ation of the law concerning  the use of marijuana?     (   )  13. Do lyou favor-greater control of pollution even if it costs  you noticeably more per year  in higher taxes or higher prices for goods?   (   )  14. Have the permissive aspects of lasts' year's criminal  Code changes on abortion laws,  etc., proved beneficial to the  country?    (   )'  15. Should the federal government have imposed a settlement, on, companies. and unions  involved in the British Columbia dock strike?      (   )  16. Should the Indian Department be abolished, as proposed  in the,white paper?   (   )  17. Should Canada declare  sovereign ^control of all waters  in thec Arctic archipalego? (   )  18. Should the government express public disapproval of  American involvement in the  Viet Nam war?   (   )  19. Should the Canadian government aid the United States  in the Viet Nam war?   >(   )  The future   :  20. What is the, largest problem facing Canada today?  (Please mark by letter, and if  answer is H, write two or three  words to describe it.) A. Inflation; B; Unemployment, C.  Threat of war, D. Threat of  social unrest, riots, etc. E.  Threat of separation of West  irorir East, Q. Loss of overseas  markets.  H.  Other.  Jack Boundy; of ; Sechelt; vwas  forced to. stop p^o<ieeittxigsr at  this point as Santa" Claris made  his entry while Dennis Petrila  welcomed Jbiri-^ori; hisiaiccprdian  by playing, Jin^eBeiis.  The merry Old 'Gent was in  fine fettle vmffi^;;i^t and personal greeting for everyone.  After Sant ay departed, members of the Sunshirie ^ Rebekah  Lodge Sechelt, delijghted the  group with a most origirial skit;  entitled, The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter. Cast included:  Narrator Mrs. Nellie Whaites,  Lighthouse Mrs. Charlotte  Raines, Lighthouse keeper Mrs.  Mrs. May Walker,' His wife Mrs.  Carrie Surtees, his daughter  Mrs. Olive Porte, villain arid  doctor, Madge Hansen and doctor's assistants Mr: Jack Boundy  and Mr. Jack Marshall Special  mention should be made of the  Lighthouse fog horn. The musical ; background was most effective.  Coast News, Dec. 23, 1969       7  Mrs. Josie Reid of y Sechelt,  who recently underwent surgery  in Vancouver, created an extensive ; wardrobe for a doll  won by Mrs. Charlotte Raines.  Special thanks goes to the  Coast News for providing Carol  sheets. They helped to make  the evening an outstanding success.   '  Used furniture or what  have yon  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  AL'S USED FURNITURE  Gibsons ��� 886-28121  THE  TRUE-BLUE  FRIENDLY  BEER  ACROSS CANADA  BEER AT ITS BEST  This advertisement is not published or displayed by the  liquor Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia  V  {(To say that advertising makes people buy  is nonsense. Advertising can't reach into  somebody's pocket and take the money.  It informs and persuades.  It encourages us to spend and save.  It opens up a wider choice for all of us.  And isn't that what our free,  competitive economy is all about? J J  Prof. W. H. Poole  School of Business  Queen's University  For the full text of Professor Poole's remarks on advertising, write to the Canadian Advertising  Advisory Board, 159 Bay Street, Toronto 116, Ontario. W* -work for better advertising. WANT SOMETHING DOME  You'll find the help ywi need  Infted^  SECHELT SOCCER DRAW  Winners erf the Sechelt: Soc-,  cer draw were B. Nelson of  Sechelt, first; Sarah Baptiste  second and George Cooper of  Gibsons third.  A  excursion  V    rSOiSSICNAl V  ''T S.LiSWN S CLUB >  MAVERICK ��� FALCON ��� FAIRLANE ��� MUSTANG ��� T-BIRDS  ���_��� ' ,���    ������;���������������      ������������' M  Q  a  i  M  I  H  a.-  i  I  _S.  For Personal   Service  E. E.  (MICKEY) COE  I  Call Collect  Bus. 266-7111  Res. 278-0874  Brown Bros. Motors  5690 Granville St.  Vancouver 13, B.G.  ALSO A-l  SELECTED USED CARS  EVERY GOOD WISH  FOR THE HOLIDAYS  J. H. Kelson & Co. Ltd.  General Builders  & Contractors  Selma Park  'Sett TVute* 7* j4U  Alf and Christine  Rikhey  Gibsons  I_et ns renew tlie message of  Christmas at this season,  Osborne Logging Co. Ltd.  Porpoise Bay Road, Sechelt  A report on a School Excurr  sibn to Vancouver,::'.Nqy.,;' 20, by  Trevor Quarry, grade , six Gibsons Elementary school, y  . The day began at the school  where we left at 8:15 a.m. and  had an uneyentful routine.;trip;  across the ferry. /  Our first stop was the Maic-  Millah Planetarium at English  Bay. As we stepped out of our  bus we got a better look at the  huge stainless steel Crab: A. R  stood about 25 feet high and  glimmered in the sun. There  was a fountain underneath JLt  and it sprayed through it around-  a large pond.  Inside we took an elevator up  into a big dome that h��d clouds  on the- ceiling that was like  looking into the sky. We saw  a show called Discovering the  Universe. We saw how the skies  looked in different seasons and  how the cave men figured out  the formations of the different  stars and the stories they tell.  When the show was over most  of us had to use the washrooms.  The Planetarium only had two  Indians prosper  as hunt guides  ' Canadian' Indians are boost-;  ing Canada's economy in the  area of. tourism by more than  $3,000,000 annually and, at.; thfe  same time , upgrading . their  own standard of living using the  skills bequeathed them T>y their  heritage and way of life.**'  Hunting ability and wildlife  lore are paying off in a big way  for more than 4,000 Indians engaged in' tourist outfitting and  guiding operations linked to  sports, hunting and fishing.'  The department of Indian. Af;  fairs is providing managerial,  technical,, advisory and financial assistance to 114 outfitting  and guiding enterprises whose  520 Indian owner-operators are  earning $375,000 a  season.  Indian guiding services as a  whole- throughout Canada ac-  .. count forwa further . $1,125,000  ���income for l|'75"0 guides. A  'slightly larger number, of Indians employed in a variety of  ancillary jobs earn $1,400,000  during the season.  About $1,700,000 has been invested in the Indian hunting and  fishing tourist industry. This  capital outlay is shared equally by the Indians, the Indian Affairs department and, in varying degrees, by the provincial  governments. Indian cqntribu-  -tioh is largely' in the [form of  material,.; labor arid services;  government departments provide loans and grants.  BOOKS WANTED!  r Overdue books T of Gibsons  Public Library:' says fines will  ,foe overlooked until Jan 3 so  those using, the /Juvenile section  of the library y. are asked to  .check' their book shelves arid  return those I belonging': to the  library as other children desire  to read them.  JAMES  MILES  SERVICE  A memorial service for  James Miles, 87, late of Columbia Coast Mission cottages,  Garden Bay was held at 1 pm.  Saturday by Canon Alan  Greene in the hospital room of  his wife aged 93, in a nursing  home on King George Highway.  so we went over and used the  ones oyer at the Maritime Museum.. After that we: went back  to the Planetarium-.'; to get our  buses. ,They hadn't come so we  went back toy the", Museum; to  look through it.''.One"-'./side was  the famous St. Roch, the first  ship to make the .Northwest  Passage. "The first trip .from  Vancouver to Halifax and back. ������*  On the other side of the Mur  seum were scale models of famous ships, motors, and a oner  man hovercraft.   :  After the museum we went to  the Vancouver Art Gallery. The  special display was neatly all  light arrangements. We saw an  array of phosphorescent lights:  We went into one room with  purple lights. Something white  would be the, purest,- brightest  ivory white. Most other colors  would be bright also.  The last stop before Horseshoe  Bay was Stanley Park. We just  browsed around and enjoyed  looking at the animals. At 4:30  the teachers rounded us up and  we were homeward bound. It  was rather^ boring on the bus  so the guys in the back of the  bus supplied the rest of us with  gay music.. They sang One hundred bottles a-hanging on the  wall.  y^*y^y: A]-\:^ y'-^y .y::': ������.  ,::^y^P>: ���...���-   ������<-     ... - ...  .v.v^^r*.  E & M BOWLADROME  ��� High:scores for the week:  Frank Neveris 6��2, Art Holden  304, Altex Robertson 302, Mavis  Stanley > 630, Marion Lee 284,  Gwyn -Davies. 628 (263), Lottie  Camplbell 616.  - Ladies: Pat Verhulst'200, Pat  Fromager 226, Iva Peterson 547,  Belva Hauka 208j Evelyn Prest  576 '(207)V Dorothy Gullacher 522  ,(207), Maureen Partridge 600  (228/ 229), Marion Lee 613 (284)  Irene Jewitt 524 -204). ��������-  Gibsons   A:   Alex   Robertson  638 (302), Bob: Stevens 632 (233),  Freeman   Reynold��   632   (230),  Frank Nevens Ml (251) y Mavis  Stanley 630 (221, 221), Art Hol-  deh^624 (244), Ken Swallow 207,  Carol yMcGive^h 1223,  Bill  Mc-  -^ Ggrfxn 203^Red Day 238, AlEd-  nitindis. 200; Hugh Inglis^ 225.  -��� Teachers:;*; Melvin   Jay    642  (207), Marg/Whipple 203, John  Epp 208,) Aft Holden 234, Evelyn  Shadwell  206,  Lkrry Farr 230,  -Peter MouzaMs 230, Jim Stewart 219, 208), Frank Nevens 662  (230,) 227), Lottie Campbell 616  j(225;y 218);   Pat   Edwards   260,  EdvSaridy 257:       ^        v  i; nThurs.   Nite:   Rick  Simpkins  -213, Mary Morris 201, Jack Morris 238, Evelyn Prest 211, Joan  Barnes ,216, Ben Prest 211, Art  Corriveaii  2241,   Ed  Sandy  223,  Bill Small 223; Dorothy Alderson  261,   Peter Mouzakis -239,Iver  Stromquist 207, 212, Bud Insley  631  (239, 227),. Hugh Inglis 604  (213, 226), Taffy Greig 650 (203  252),   Gwyn Davies   628   (263),  Art Holden 643 (304).  r. Juniors (2 games): Ian MacKenzie 342  (163,  179),  ALasdair  Irvine 251 (151), Paul Scott 351,  (191, 160), Bruce Green 308 (169)  John   Volen   268   (157),   Bruce  Evans 248 (151), Tim Olsen 301  (177),   Deborah  Hill   247   (153),  Danny Zueff 383 (223, 160), Joe  Zueff .341   (180,   161),   Stephen  Charlesworth   345   (180)i  Susan  sChariesworth 273, Bill;Price 287  John; Sleep 251/ Danny Girard  '232/   Michael Hansen 213, Neil  Sandy 261, Leonard Green 252,  Brad Quarry 267,   Cheryl Pen-  fold 227, Mike Fuller 268, Gerry  McConnell 261.  8       Coast News, Dec 23, 1969.  Nothing to do? Come Bowling!!  v   y    yyy:0^:M:WS^myyy  sat, Dec. 27 r ? p��    V eg a STRIKE ON tHE M  Sun I; Jan. 4 - 1:30 p.mv J                   A  FREE GAME  Monday,Dec. 290 pM  PRIZES FWilDDEN SCORES  i&M  1                                .            ������':'-.y Gibsons.-... /                          ::-f.y-;-    _; ,  SERVICE STATION HOURS  Gibsons  CHRISTMAS DAY ��� All service stations CLOSED  BOXING DAY  9 ���;- 12 ��� Gibsoris Automotive. Chevron  Ken Fiedler  12-3 ��� Gjbsons Shell Service, Shell  Charlie Mandelkau ;   '  3 - 6 ��� Sunnycrest Motors, Imperial Esso  .     ;'/:,B_li;Wriight-y   " .y  The same hours will apply SUNDAY Dec. 28  Open for normal business SATURDAY, Dec. 27  I LIKE BEING PR0VER WRONG! COME AGAIN!  HAPPY HOLIDAY!  Tues.; Wed.r ��� Fri., Sat.  Dec. 23, 24, ��� 26, 27  at 8 p.m.  Chilly Chilly  Bang Bang  Dick Van Dyke  Sally Ann Howes  Lionel Jeffries  Super  Panavision,  Technicolor  Matinee Wed., and Sat.  af 2 p.m.  CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY  Adult   $1.25;   Student  $1.00  Children .50; y  Matinee, All  .50  Mori., Dec. 29 through  SaL, Jen. 3  AN EPIC DRAMA  OF ADVENTURE  AND  EXPLORATION  2001  a space odyssey  Suiter  Panavision,  Technicolor  Evenings - 8     Matinee'  Adults    $1.75  Sat, Jan. 3  Stud.       $1.25     Adults    $1.25  Stud. .75  Child.    ;    :75  Out - 10:40  Child. .50  Out   -  4:40  GIBSONS  SATURDAY^ pee. 27 -  ?fThe New Penn Kings"  - SATURDAY, Dee, 2f  DINE & DANCE,  "THE NEW PENN KINGS" will play music for dancing December 27  ; :'���'���'''    ���''"'-':'_���'"���      > '!,���-. ��� " " .���   ��� ������'..������ ^      ������������;..���' -..-..  Reservations Only ��� $6.00 per couple. Smorgasbord from 7 p.m.--Dance 9-?  -IN DINING ROOM  Make up your ow%p^ Years Eve   ���    Don't be disappointed!  PHONE 885-2311  HIGHWAY 101, SECHELT, B.C.  DANCING ONLY  No Smorgasbord  After 9 p.m.  $3.00 per couple  GET YOUR TICKETS NOW at Peninsula Drive-in & Benner Bros. Store Coast News, Dec. 23, 1969.     1A  The Pedlar    A Prairie Jmzza^d sl*>r^ by Jules Mainil  This is a story partly remembered from".the events and partly remembered from having it  told many times in the form of  a minor family legend.  kIt was a bitterly cold, violent  night in early December of 1910  The open Saskatchewan prairies of that day gave the blizzard unhampered sway over the  land..  Our small three-room frame  house moaned and groaned under; the force of the gale. The  heater in the living room cum-  diruing cum-everything- glowed  cherry pink, filled to its lids  with soft coal brought in by dad  earlier for just such a contingency.  Mother and Dad ��� Papa and  Mama, as I called them, were  in their bed and I was snuggled  down in my own little bed at  the,foot of theirs. Mother, I am  sure, was praying. She loved but  also feared the tumultuous land  and in periods like this, yearned  for the safe, sensible cozyness  of her small native Belgium.  Dad's reaction would be. altogether different. He would think  my wife, my son and I are  warm, comfortable and safe,  "Listen to that storm, it can't  get at us, it can't get at our  animals, let it howl". He would  actually rejoice in its ferocity  and deal with it as a fair and  honest enemy.  It was probably about eleven  or twelve o'clock when, over  the crescendo of the storm, I  became aware that Mother and  Dad were speaking. "Wake up,,  wake up Arthur, there is-something wrong at the barn". Dad,  Peace on earth,  good will toward men  GREETINGS ~ FROM~  Cliff and Bud  Sunshine Coast Service  Lfd.  Wilson Creek  rcSJW*^^  I  m\\\munimwM  �� ���CW.INC.  yuletide cheer  Good Wishes To All!  Bob  & Rita Macleod  .  Peninsula Food Market  Davis Bay ,B.C.  a very sound sleeper, paid no  attention. Mother, ever more  worried, shook him awake and  again told him that there was  something wrong at the bam.  Not* overly pleased dp Ibedng  woken up he said, "Good God  women can't a man. even sleep  in peace through the worst blizzard of the year. Its your imagination at work again, you  couldn't possibly hear any noise  from the barn in this howling  storm". His voice was slowly  lowering as he was enjoining  Mother to be a good wife and  go back to sleep.  Suddenly he said "You are  right, there is something, I just  heard it, yes, there is some-  ' thing wrong at the barn. A  horse" or cow has probably got  caught in its" tie rope and may  even be in a manger". While  saying this he jumped out of  bed , lit the kerosene lamp on J  the small dresser next to their  bed and started slipping on his  clothes ovenhis nightshirt. "Hurry Flora, get up and dress  warmly in case I need you.  Place the larger kerosene lamp  in the window facing the barn.  This is going to be tricky. From  the house to the midyard granary and from the granary to  , the barn or hay stack; with  ' practically no visibility it will  be tricky but I can do it. The  lantern will help me some".  Appalled at all this, Mother  was monotonously repeating  "Me Arthur, me Arthur". "Yes  Flora, you and be quick about  it, you can't fool around with  this kind of a storm."  Bundled against the penetrating -30" below storm, he pushed  open.the double door of the  kitchen entrance, stepped out  and simultaneously let in the  turbulent madness that was this  night's blizzard. Mother stood  at the window to try and follow his progress. She saw the  , glow of his lantern for a few  seconds and then he was gone.  * She stood at the window and  prayed,-this loving, gentle, timid woman, prayed as she may  never have prayed before. The  _..secqnds~<were. -minuted < and^the*-  minutes were hours and all she  could do was stand and watch  listening for the occasional  sound from the barn that could  faintly be heard between the  paroxisms  of the <storm. -  Suddenly, without any prior  indication that he was on his  way back, the lantern was at  the door and Dad stepped into  the kitchen. "Oh, Arthur you  are back, oh Arthur, thank God,  you are back". Dad of a quick  and nervous temper was usually gentle with Mother for he  loved her dearly. There was  no gentleness in his voice when  he spoke to her, he left no scope  for hysteria or irresolution.  "Shut up Flora and listen to  me carefully. There is a dying  man in the barn. He is so far  gone from cold and exposure to  the storm that he can no longer  walk .and can only mumble a  few words in a language completely foreign to me. I carried  him down from the top of the  barn and placed him on the  litter between the two milk  cows and threw a horse blanket  over him.  . His horses . and his box-like  sleigh are on top of the barn  rotff, one of the horses has put  . his leg through the shiplap roof  of the soddy and is kicking himself and the roof to pieces. Now  listen carefully Flora, this is  what we shall have to do. We  shall have to raise up the horse,  you pushing up on the hoof  from inside the barn and I pulling from above. I shall take  a short plank with me and put  it over the hole. The other  horse that is~ also down and  tangled in his harness will have  to be raised and I shall then  .lead them down the way they  got up; down , the huge hard  frozen snow bank that now  reaches above the eave of the  soddy."  The barn was a. small frame  building with a pitch roof and  a tiny loft, the home of the  -six horses and their feed bin.  At the right, looking towards  the barn door was a frame lean-  to, the home of the calves,, the  few chickens and the two or  three pigs. At the rear was an  extension  of  about   the   same  size as the barn but lower and  built of sods1 with an almost; flat,.  roof made of shiplap so laid as  to carry away most of the water"  from the infrequent rains; This  was the cow barn and it was  on this that the horses and  sleigh were stranded.  Mother grasped the situation  she was terrified- but she-iiir  stinctively knew that this wasv  one of those occasions where  responsibility has to be; faced'  and accepted. Mother may have  timid but she had her own re:  serves of strength. She had.  known what she would be facing, when she. came to Canada  to marry any frank and venturesome - fattier. She had borne  with courage and. fortitude the  pain of my birth -with only the  assistance of Dad and an old  Belgian midwife. She had stood  shoulder to shoulder,/ with ...Dad,  when he refused to obey his  welrtq-dio somewhat autocratic  mother's order to return to Belgium forthwith and not try;to  bring up her; grandchild arid  prospective heir on the wild arid  uncivilized  plains   of Saskatch  ewan. Oh yes, she had her own  reserves of strength-  Compassionately saying "poor  man, poor man" she hurriedly  dressed, saw that I was safely  in bed and back to sleep^ turned)  to Dad and said,"I am ready,"  At this stage Dad paid Mother the greatest compliment a  European husband could pay  his wife; "Don't worry Flora,  you and I, we are going to save  this man, probably a pedlar,  save his small scrawny horses  and even his load of sundry  goods."  Without further words they  covered the lower portion of  their faces- and stepped into  the turbulent night. Following  his previous track they got to  the barn without incident.  The riian was alive, his eyes  were wide open but he was  shaking from head to toe; he  was in a bad way. Mother said  "We haid better take, him to the  house Arthur". "No," Dad said,  "We have to doevery thing  that we are going to, do this  time. The storm is getting worse  if anything and I am hot leav  ing those horses to freeze to  death on top of my barn. The  man will be alright, its not really cold between the, cows, he  looks terrible because he is  starting to come out of his ordeal. I wall go out, follow the  wall of the barn, climb the  snowbank arid then be able to  see the horses and the hole iri  the roof from . the glimmer of  your lantern". Dad left arid  Mother was alone in, the soddy.  She looked up and there was;���'  the horse's leg, the hoof just  above her head, fraritioally  waving in short spasms in its  attempt to extricate itself.'The  animal was weakening.     _^  Suddenly the full implication'-  of Dad's order struck Mother,  and terror returned, controlled,  but terror nevertheless. Dear  ' Mother of God, she thought,  help me to help Arthur get those  horses off the barn. If��� I am  to die tonight better that I  should die frorii the horse's  hoof than  from  my husband's  hand^' .V;.;Vv-''.;'.:V:;..'s.  ,������������'���  Dadv was-on    the   roof,  he  looked down the- hole and said  to Mother, "Alright Flora, grab  the hoof and push up' when I  yell". She grabbed the hoof, the  horse gave a mighty jerk Mother let go and spun to the cow-  barn floor. Again Dad's face  appeared, at the hole, "What in  hell are you doing laying there  Flora, push the horse's hoof up  as I told you". Mother suddenly^ realized that she could not  push the hoof to the opening,  she wasn^t rtatl eaiough. She  looked arqundy saw the sturdy  milk stool,; placed it under the  horse's waving leg / and stepped  on it. There now, at least she  could push right tti��� the hole.  Her dander was starting to come  up, she was dbing her best and  Dad was swearing at her. Once -  ���again Dad yelled^the weakening  horse was quieter andSthey almost .got theyjtoof to the hole.  "Again" ^yelled DadJ f^again  damn it'J. They made ; ay supreme effort, the hoof went tip,  Dad pushed ithe; plank oyer the  hole and the horse was on ah  even keel.^-:.yw;.j;':.-yV'-'v "���   ; '  (Continued on  Page 5A)  SM*iftli��*-#W<M.#i*iWISI*^^  ���������  9*  ��  ��  ���������������  ..��������  * May God grant you and your family  these joyful gifts of this holy season ���  Love, Peace and Understanding.  from the Management and Staff  CANADIAN FORlSi^IjDIICTi  HOWE SOUND PULP DIVISION  ^fti#i��!��?*?��i��!��iOI��!O!0W��?Of$!��i��^  ��  ���������������  J1* 'GREETINGS TO  YOU AND YOURS  Jacques Antiques  & Boutique  Sechelt  In your g  PLANTS FOR CHRISTMAS :  Not since 1829, when the U:S_  Ambassador to Mexico, Dr. Joel  Roberts Poinsett, brought back  the plant later named in his  honor, have .any new plant introductions been made that  might influence our Christmas  plant.buying. Yet over the past  20 years there has been a slow  change in Christmas plants.  The poinsettia itself has undergone a drastic change. The  bracts that form the showy part  of the flower iare larger and,  in some cultivars, last ��� longer.  New . colors have appeared  which, when more universally  accepted, might even change  the brillant red and green  Christmas colors to pastel shades  These are the white, cream  pink and salmon hues that  last longer than the older red  kinds and yet blend nicely into  the Christmas picture.  New named cultivars are Annette Hegg, a ���" large , flowered,  many branched brilliant red;  Eckespoint CI, with superb long  lasting red flowerheads; Mik-  kel Pink, with light salmon pink  bracts; . Ecke White, a creamy  white with heavy bracts.  ;   By A. R. BUCKLEY  Plant Research Institute,  Ottawa  The greatest ability is depend-   2A     Coast News, Dec. 23, 1969  ability. ,   ,. ~~~  ^   Joy To All at Christmas! g  Management & Staff * ||  Todd's Dry Goods 1  Sunnycrest Plaza, Gibsons j|  Adam, Sonia and Jerinifer  ���"**..  'V,  Irwin Motel  ��� Gibsons  %tt va rejofte at ffttfttmni.  Canadian Propane  We would also like to take this opportunity to wish  Mr. John Robinson who has recently left our employ  every success in his, new ventures.  A relatively new plant that  seems to be gaining in popularity is the Kalenchoe, a thick,-  fleshy-leaved succulent that can  be retained as a pot plant to  give flowers year, after year;  The usual color of this succulent  is red, but many variations are  growing in the Plant Research  greenhouses. They include Targe  flowers of orange red, showy  coral flowers that resemble  small bells, deep salmon arid  some bearing a profusion of  scarlet blooms on symmetrical  rounded plants quite small in  stature.  These will be in flower long  after Christmas if you can keep  them  in  a   sunny window.   In  .fact it is not unusual to have  them in flower until Easter.  The wax begonia (Begonia;  semperflorens) is anoher plant  that is now obtainable from  florists and one that has undergone a thorough change in the  last few years. These are available in fine double flowered  forms, some of which might  be obtainable from your local  florist. Christmas candle ha��  fluffy balls of deep rose against  shiny emerald green foliage,  and White Christmas forms  compact bushy twelve inch  plants with waxy white double  and semi-double flowers. If ypu  can't get them this Christmas  try growing them from seeds for  next year. They are available  from seed firms and will reproduce true to type.  _ Cyclamen are plants that do  best under cool conditions. Their  most striking feature is the unusual flower configuration. These  are. produced singly on long  stems and point downward with  theiry pedals like folded back  butterfly wings. Their best ornamental value lies in the very  rich flower colors, brilliant reds,  delicate pinks and snowy  whites.  The foliage, appears variegated, light and dark green, and  forms a perfect mount under  the flowers to enhance their  beauty. There is also an incongruous f double-iflowered pink  which is attention getting if  not beautiful.  Remeriiber that these plants  need low temperature and plenty of light while they are in  flower. They can be.kept from  year to year but it will challenge your green thumb to do  so. It is better to discard ,the  plants unless you have, a greenhouse.  Ornamental peppers and  Christmas cherries are very inexpensive Christmas plants that  iare available now in many dif  ferent types. There are baby  plants eight inches ' high; Carousel, a variety that-has cone-  shaped fruits, Coral Horn, with  multitudes of horn shaped coral-red fruits and other new sel-'  ections.  The' Christmas cactus is a  'more peculiar looking plant and  one that might be difficult to  buy in full flower from the florist, but is obtainable as a house  plant from garden centers. It  is a cascading plant whose}  cascading branches must be supported in some way to keep  its bright, red, tubular flowers,  at the ends of the branches,  from droopirtig on the VJple.  Some are grafted like smalli  trees on stems, of more woody  cactus��� the Pereskia.  They are interesting plants  to grow and are novel accent  and conversation pieces. Like  the poinsettia and chrysanthemum they flower when subjected to shorter days, so keep  them away from bright evening lights.  Many florists have the Cala-  mondin Oranges in stock this  Christmas, , heavily, laden with  small, bright, yellow fruits. The  value of these fruits are solely  ornamental. unless you have a  taste that allows1 you to eat  leriions with impunity.  Remember to give your plants  a good soaking when they reach  you. Since a plant will most  likely be wrapped in tinfoil and  ribbon, it is better to water it  from the top over the kitchen  sink rather than from the bottom by immersing it in to the  rim. Repeat this watering after  a few minutes arid allow the.  i plant to drain before placing  it in the living room.  Unexpected!  Unexpected   Christmas    gifts  came to three lucky people on  . Sat. Dec. 13 when Santa, meeting the children  in  the  Bank  of Montreal,  took time out to  'I draw  the   ticket  for. the. Gib-  si son's Hospital Auxiliary Raffle.  /" First prize went to Mr. W. Hut-  . chins, who chose the afghan.  Mrs. Oney De Camp, > second  prize winner chose the hand-  knit sweater and Miss Aina  Burns of Vancouver won the  . hand-carved jewel box donated  by the late Mr. Alex Znotin.  Members of the Auxiliary  thank Santa and all those connected with his * appearance in  Gibsons. For their co-operation  and to thank all others who  supported this effort.  /WGATCS  \ A  "��&*  ������---  "Ijknow certain people have offered you fancy wages but  v    all the kids in the world are depending on us"  Chess Enterprises Ltd.  Al Devries & Frank Havies  Gibsons  A JOYOUS  YDLETIDE!  SCW. INC  BEST WISHES TO ALL  Alice & John  Haddock's Cabana Marina  Madeira Park, B.C.  Wishing yon all*  mnch Happiness  IVY & LOIS  ,   Lila's Beauty Salon  Sunnycrest Plaza, Gibsons  Cfjrfetma*  1  May all lTaletide  Joys be Yours  Jean and-Frank  '���  Wyngaert Enterprises  Gibsons  May the season bloom with joyl  Anii-Lyrin Florist letters to editor ������mmmmmmmmmm��   Co-operation sought  Coast News, Dec. 23, 1969.     3A  Editor: On behalf of the board  of directors, I wish to express  our  thanks   for your co-operation in publicizing the Nov.  15  concert of the Britsh Columbia  Boys' Choir that was sponsored  by us.  Your help on this and past  events is greatly appreciated  not only by our. organization,  but by Mr. Headley and myself  personally. Again our deepest  thanks to you and your staff.  Constance M. Headley,  Executive  Secretary  CROSSWORD PUZZLE  Dear Editor and Friends, of  Scouting: A hearty Season's  Greetings to you all from the  public relations action team,  Vancouver ��� Coast Region,  Boy Scouts of Canada. We sincerely value your fine cooperation and assistance during 1969.  Good wishes to all for 1970.  Jack Adair, regional field executive; and R. Howatson,  chairman, public relations action team, Vancouver���Coast  Region, Boy Scouts of Canada.  i���^ ;;����c^Me#..  ACROSS  1. Lorenz  or Moss  5. Fort Knox  contents .  9. Intercom  word  10. Potpourri  11. Drives a  golf ball  awry .  13. Advance  support  15. Time-  honored  16. Distinctive  atmosphere  18. Sloth  19. Near to  20. Doing  nothing  21. Shosho-  nean  Indian  22. Dance -  or song  23.-^-  Harte  24. Ditlx  26. Amphibians  27. Siberian  river  28. Beck's  partner  29. Air hero  30. Cross a  river  31. Like  33. Pronoun  34. lang  syne  35. Antelope  36. Man bites  dog, e. g.  38. Cause to   -  expand  40. Overhead  item  42. Comfort  43. The.  Emperor  or the  detective  44. Clothing  mishaps  DOWN*  1. Christmas  decoration  2. Greedy  3. An LP, for  example:  abbr.  4.PecJal  5. Depart  6. Baked  clay pot  7. Stay at  anchor  8. Gave    '  11. Weep  12. Pout  14. Regimens  17. Music  note  20. Particle  21. Russian  mountain  22. Temple,  '    old style  23. Audacious  24. Unem-  bellished  25. Church  reading  desk  26. Later  28. Faucet  word  30. Chinese  department  Today's Answar  CECE EEEE  HEEE EEEE  31. Puts up  32. Sioux  City gal  34. Hebrew-  musical  instrument  35. Pant  37. Sorrow  39. Medieval  tale  41. Buddha.  8*     25  40  �����  zz.  -I  lb  *���-  I-.  Zt  s   ���   fc  ID  n  2-  i��  z��  *%  14*  W  as  ii  i��  u  ������W��t����OT��lfW^  An old-fashioned  greeting from  Marion & Ray Lineker  Sunshine Coast Trailer Park  Gibsons  v-  MERRY  Lionel,  Larry & Yvonne  Kenmac Paris (1967) Ltd.  Sunshine Coast Hwy,  Gibsons  Gibsons . municipal council  will asked B.C. Hydro that in  future when any work has to  be done on the Hydro line  which runs through the village  area that it have 24 houi\s notice that work isi to be done.  This is requested so its maintenance official ��� can be available to protect the interests of  the council who has expressed  its displeasure at the way some  things have been done in., the  past. .  The following is a letter to  Hon. R. Williston, Victoria, B.C.  Dear Sir: As you are un-  doubtably aware, the B.C. Hydro is using a herbicide Tordon,  on its right of way, and the  sidels of roads where Hydrk)  lines are located.  We, the people of this community have protested the use  of this herbicide as dangerous  to the ecology of the area.  Mr. Shrum assured us publicly that Tordon is completely  harmless to all things except  those it intended to kill. Dow  Chemical co. manufacturers of  Tordon do not agree with him,  please refer to their pamphlet  on the use of Tordon.  After the last protest, the local Hydro Office assured me  that they would not be using the  chemical  again this  year,  ahd  that if and when they proposed  using it again, they would inform us beforehand.  Today I, quite by accident,  found that the Hydro had used  Tordon recently, on the side of  the highway between Madeira  Park and Egmont. I had wondered at the peculiar bilown  color of the roadside, now I  know the reason.  Recently published material  states that scienific opinion is  concerned about long term effect of Tordon on animal and  insect life, not to mention the  genetic effect on plant life. The  concern is sufficient that various  States are considering banning  it's use.  2-4-D which is the major constitute of Tordon is being used  by the Americans dm Vietnam  for defoliation, with devasting  effects on the ecology of the  country, not to mention human  effects which appear to be attributable to 2-4-D.  I am curious to .know, what  it takes to convince the B.C.  Hydro and your colleagues in  Government, that the wreckage  of the countryside is not in) the  public interest.  There have been far to many  instances lately of rape and  ravage   of  the   countryside   so  ;^^^^^^^i*i*:0^lO^Hl^Hf;0:0:i>;0:l>ilhO  tnxoucjnout the, <zAfs.iXT ^Lfza%  mcLU suszu nahhu  IUZE15.  17S UOW15.  Isabel P. (Pudiass) Dawson  Minister without Portfolio  S&riKatiftMMMI  |   Hope Y6u.r Holiday is BrigHt  Bill Wright and Staff  SUNNYCREST MOTORS  Gibsons  ti  Harold and Joyce Clay  MADEIRA MARINA  Madeira  Park  that a few people make money.  I very seriously suggest, that  you and your colleagues begin  to concern yourselves with the  public interest, first, not that  of big business and the entrep-  eneurs. If you don't, this will  not be a viable country for our  children, but a few will get  very rich within the next decade or two, but they will choke  to death on their own galfoage.  Again, I protest, this total  disregard for conservation and  health.  T. Payne, Madeira Park.  TOM LONGBOAT MEDAL  Indian Affairs Minister Jean  Chretien has announced that  Bert Mistaken Chief, an 18-year  old Indian from the Blood/Pei-  gan District in Southern Alberta, has been awarded the Department's Longboat Memorial Trophy   for   athletic   achievement.  He will also receive the Tom  Longboat medal, along with six  other nominees from a number  of regions across the country.  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Dad gently, slowly turned  them  .and   the   sleigh" around,y  led  the poor beasts dowh> the-  snowbank; around the; harh'to'-  the barn door and started vtary-i  ing to unhitch them ��� from the  rig.   Mother   heard v therit   and  went *>iit to help: him. She realized that, young and tough;asl  he was, he was just about ^aty  the  end of Jlis rope.  They got  the horses in   and closed the  ���'- barn door. Dad stumbled to the;  ;  milk stool, sat down and put his  head between his knees. "Wife",  he said r am  finished,  I will  pever get out of this barn, I'll  never get out of this, barn I'll  never  get hack to  the  house,  I'm finished".  Remember   that -this' sturdy  little    man   had   climbed   9iis  barn,   carried   a   man   on   his  back from the roof, had fought  a raging blizzard for .a couple  of hours,  had literally lifted a  downed   horse  out   of   a   hole,  brought. the team to the barn  door,     unhitched     them     and  brought them in. He had given  of his strength to the ultimate,  he    felt    finished.     Now    the  quality  and innate strength of  Mother   showed   up.   With   her.  clothes and hands covered with  horse . manure   and   cow   dung  she   took   Dad's  head   in   her  arms,  pulled it to herself .and  let   him rest,   rest for   a few  minutes. The Pedlar couJj-l not  wait;   his   breath   was   getting  shorter,   the man had  to     be  taken to the house, he needed  warmth inside and outside or he  would   die.   Gently   she   said,  "You-finished .Arthur, you don't  know the meaning of "the word.  You are going to carry the man  to the house, I will parry the  lantern and lead the way, we  are going home". And they did.  Between the two of them they  manhandled the helpless Pedlar  to the house. Now Dad really  was all in; he had carried the  man from the barn to the house  under    conditions    that    made  walking almost-impossible  and  this  after  the  agonizing  effort  of saving and bringing in  the  ''horses.  They dragged the Pedlar  close to the still warm heater,  stretched a blanket on the floor  and rolled him on it. Dad  dropped on the sofa and closed  his eyes. Mother went to" the  cupboard where Dad had his  small supply of liquor put away  for Christmas, brought cut and  opened a bottle of brandy,  poured a glassful, raised Dad's  head and fed it to him. She  now turned her attention to  the Pedlar. She poured another  glass of brandy and started to  spoon feed it to him. At first  he couldn't or wouldn't swallow it, eventually some must  have gone down for he choked,  gagged and opened wild terrified eyes.  Slowly consciousness that he  had probably lost hours before   .  started returning. Mother pulled  off his leather mitts and wol-  len  innermitts,   his  hands   did  not   appear   firozen.   Next   hi_s  overshoes, felt shoes and socks  came off. .Feet; were not frozen.  'I He would; be alright if *he couh|  .pull him out of .his physical and  y nervous exhaustion.   ^      ;<:;   -  i ;y She fired up the heater j put  roh the   kettle, /inade1' tea ^nd^  settled down to bring the men  y around.    She   'heard a ">��niaU  t, noise.y Dad    was'  starting tp  ^situp/ she looked; around arid  darned if   the   Pedlar   wasn't  making a weak effort to sit up.  She   exulted,   she   had   stayed  step fpr step with Dad, she had  done   ihore than   he  expected,  she  had done. more  than  she  had .ever   expected   she, could  do.  ���'���..���'.'"    . '-'"'A'..., y ' ,.,  The three of them drank tea;  spiked    with  .a     little    .more  brandy. The still dazed Pedlar  was put to bed on the sofa and  Mother and Dad went back to  bed and slept.  I of course, woke up at my  usual time. Near tragedy or no  near tragedy ��� I wanted attention  and I wanted food. I went to  Mother's and Dad's bed, shook-  Dad, could riot.even get a grunt  out-' of him, climbed'over him  and shook Mother. - Instead of  ^receiving the immediate attention I was accustomed to, she  gently ; pushed me away. This  little push was probably the  first indication that I got that  I wasn't the centre of the universe. Oh Well,yif no one would  tend to me br feed me I would  feed myself.:  I walked into the: warm living  room, headed for the cupboard  next to the sofa arid saw the;  strange man laying there. He  was a man alright, he had a  moustache like Papa., but my,  he was darky almost the colour  of the; varnished table. I got up  on the chair������tp get a good look  at him, I ; was peering in his  face whenhe^suddenly opened  bewildered eyes and saw a little boy staring at him.' A tiny  smile came:to his face, and I,  who vhhd never known anything  but love- arid kindness, smiled  Hjack. Our house had made the  Pedlar 'welcoriie.^ ?  : Naturally we started a conversation, 1 in French arid he,  at first in unbelievably broken  English and then in his native .  Syrian. We didn't know what  we were saying but we understood , one another perfectly.  Dad, .hearing the conversation  called to me, "Jules, what are  you doing there". "Why Papa;  I'm talking to the man on our  sofa"/       ;;y 'y  The Pedlar got up, Mother arid  Dad got up, dressed arid stepped  into the living room only to  find the Pedlar and their son  companionably sitting on the  sofa. Mother and Dad smiled at  the picture? we made, the Pedlar smiled because he realizd  he had fallen inr the hands of  good people, .arid I, in my vanity smiled because I was once  again the centre of attention.  Dad went to the barn to feed  the animals including the Pedlar's horses; Mofchei* started  tiie kitchen stove, cooked a big  sliced pork, eggs, toast and  coffee. Dad, full of beans once  again and hungry as a bear,  came in from the barn. "Beautiful morning, not a breath of  air, not a cloud, cold .but.beauta-  ful". We all ate a huge breakfast, but the Pedlar would not  Coast News, Dec. 23, 1969     5A  eat the ifried pork. "Of course,  he won't eat pork", Dad said,  '.He's a Muslim. Good man that,  he takes his religion seriously".  At 'about 11 o'clock the Pedlar left.- We tried to keep him  for a day but he made Dad understand that he had to keep  on his round. Christmas was  approaching, the isolated people needed and were buying his  (Continued on Page 6A)  COWRIE ST.  SECHELT  "sole^ Wisli to You and Yours  2yAAr RON'S'-     A  ,-.������}���.  R.R. 1, GIBSONS  Wrapping up greetings to send to  all our wonderful friends & patrons!  JIM, EVA and LILL  Seaview Market  Roberts Creek  Best wishes for a merry  Christmas to you, our friends  and patrons. . .from all the  folks who serve you down at'  Bud, Jerry, Terry & Pat  Twin Creek Lumber  & Building Supplies Ltd  Sunshine Coast Highway, Gibsons  I The p���*lllii?'y**^*?****.  JUST BECAUSE OBC radio personalities are heard rather than  seen doesn'tmean,they're unattractive. Take the foursome pictured here. T^e radian^ already known. to many;  she's a regular oh the ^i^iit�� <&ddtk>ri of j&fer Noon. Next is John  Kastner, the bn^ Saturday teen show, Action  Set. Behind Mm ^ a welcome, addition to  the weekday iseries I^tinee. Beside* her is Clyde'Gilmour of the  longtime prbgrairi favorite just turnecl IS, Gilmbur's Albums. A talented group ���-T-: and good looking, topi  ��t��i��<��t����������i��i����-p��ici��i����ei^  A Booti-ful Christmas to  All our Loyal Custodiers  Micky and Betty \  Uncle Mick's  May all our wonderful customers  enjoy the very best of iioUdays!  AVON RBPREStNTAnVES  Mrs. M. Fredericks Mrs. Hansen  Mrs. Spain Mrs. M. Rudolph  Mrs R. Marsh  Mrs. A. Labonte  Mrs. M. Leftner  (Continued from Page 5A)  goods   for   Christmas presents;-  Dad understood and as the lit- i  tie sleigh left the yard he turned  to  Mother  and   said   'He   will  make a fine Canadian'?.     :v;/y:;  The Pedlar got about 'a quaiV;  ter of a mile away; travelling  across country on the hard frozen snow when he turned around  and came back to our kitchen  door,  handed  Mother  a ; small  paper bag,   said  something in  Syrian,   bowed   and   left.   Dad  had refused Pay for what he  had done for him, well, if Dad  knew  the  laws   of  hospitality,  he, the Pedlar, knew the laws*  of courtesy. Mother opened the  bag  and  there  was  a -woolen  sweater for the son of the house.  A grey sweater trimmed with  blue.   Mother,   enchanted  with  the gift for her darling, said to.  Dad "Arthur wasn't that a nice  thing to do". Dad with a touich  of impatience in his voice said;  "But Flora> I just finished telling  you  that  he  was   a  good  man".  The Pedlar, oh yes, the Ped  lar. The next winter Dad had  gone to the new village springing up next door ��� only eight  miles away instead of the (previous twenty-four. He would get  home at aibout supper time. The  house was warm, he might !be  cold; the meal was ready, he  might be hungry. Everybody  waited for his return���-the hired  man, the son, the wife and anybody else who might be around  the place. He was generous, but  it was more than that, he was  so much the beloved head of  the establishment. As soon as  the groceries, parcels and mail  were put away we sat down to  eat; our first hunger satisfied,  we sat back and started talking.   '���-.'    , '.'���.���;'.;'"'���  Dad turned to Mother and  said, "Flora, do you know who  I saw today?" Mother's "No  who" was easily predictable1 in  this sparsely populated1 land.  "The Pedlar", said Dad, "The  fool Pedlar who put' his horses  through our barn roof last winter". "You inean the nice man  who gave us the .sweater for  Jules", .Mother said. "Yes"  said Dad, "The Pedlar has  boiight^a^corner lot in tihe new  village and has put up a small  general store. His name is  Ameel and it is called "Ameel's  General Store".  From the very;; beginning  Ameel prospered, people cheated him and he prospered, he  gave credit that was never paid-  and still he prospered, J!6 enlarged his store, brought his wife  and son from Syria and in due  course brought a girl of a proper Syrian family to be a wife  to his son. She was fructuous  and produced a whole bevy of  beautiful doe-eyed Canadian  girls. He loved them but he  grieved, he had so wanted a  grandson. To have substantial  and real dowries for his granddaughters he. bought land, sections of. the poorest, knobiest  land imaginable. This time people said Ameel has overreached,  himself, it won't break him because he is a rich man but he  Mrs. H. Phillips  Mrs. G. Klein  SINCERE  THANKS TO AH.  May's Sewing Centre  Sechelt  is going to drop; a packet. People should have known 'better;  A few years later oil was discovered and Ameel's useless  acres were the very center of  the field. From a rich man he  became a wealthy man, butiuh- ;  changeable. The illiterate Ameel  remained "Ameel's General  Store", completely trusting and  completely trustworthy. In the  fullness of time he died, a good  Muslim in a Ohri&tian community, respected by all and loved  by many. Dad's prophecy had  come true, he had become a fine  Canadian. y  The end of the story���nolr at  all. Do you remeftriiber the "little  grey sweater trimmed in blue?  A fine January day a year later  I was helping Dad and-the1 hired .  man around the barn making a  fine nuisance of myself. Dad got  tired of me under foot and he  took me to the calf pen in the  lean-to and said, "Your- part of  the work today is to clean the  calf pen'.' Its warm in here, take  off your jacket and sweater,  a man has to be able to move  to be alble T to work". I played  with the calves for,: about an  half hour then-decided to rejoin  the men. v i got my jacket and  sweater and threw them on the  edge of the calf pen. I put the  jacket on. but left the sweater  where the calves could reach it.  On our way back to the house  I took Dad to the lean-to to  show him the good job I had  done; Need I tell the rest. That  little sweater was completely  ruined, it had been sucked at,  it had been tugged at,one sleeve  was almost detached, it was  covered1 with calf dung. "My  God", Dad said, and even I in  my extreme youth knew that  much more was at stake than  the value of a; sweater. "Well  Jules'> he saidi^'you are going  to learn a vhardi lesson early.  There are times in men's lives  when they must go to their women and1 confess their stupidities. The confession is a must  and the humble acceptance of  the abuse and seemingly endless  tirade is also a must. When Mama scolds you aibout the sweater  you will say "Yes^TSIamaina",  when she scoldls me I will" say  "Yes Flora". After "she has  scolded usmfor a'long time she  will cry a little, take you in her  arms, Mss you and bemoan the  fact that you have a father "who  does not care enough about you  to watch your clothes. After  that she will cook a real good  supper and we will all'be happy  again. Remember, 'Yes Mamma', 'Yes Fora'." Things went  exactly as he had foreseen except that the little/sweater was  thrown outside oh the Snow: bank  and slipped forever from our  minds.  6A .   Coast News, Dec. 23, 1969.  No that is not quite true. The  little grey sweater appeared1 one  more time. Some 20- years -Iter  the events just related! I was  in the attic of the large farmhouse we occupied, rummaging  through the trunks looking over  the old books from Belgium that  had accumulated through- the  years. A grey 'and blue bit of  clothing caught my eye. I didh't  recognize it and yet I did; it  was the Pedlar's sweater, .beautifully washed, darned and repaired. It hit me like a ghost  from the past. Mother was.long  dead and yet all at once I was  back to 'Yes Mamma' an<f "there  was-a lump in my throat.  ��*aag*i_i_NM*ft��i��i*at*a��^^  |����K6tetBetc��e-t_^^  T       *.  ^^;>"' y yy rv&i&$&gei&%*m  *.V.V-".VXW.'>_V1^ ... . A . . ��� "W  Cscw.imc,  S  We would like to thank you, our loyal  friends, for your patronage this year.  It has been a real pleasure serving all of you.  Hilltop Motors Ltd.  Seaside Plumbing  Wal-Ven Auto Body  K-B Welding  Glass-Arts  (Formerly Sun Glass) ;Oilfii>ii):fti*Hii9^i��:ftiO:f>^:��:*i��iO:0:ft  iamese cats  "Firttt is there any chance at all of you getting around  ---_.    more than just once a year?"  ���!t?t.��!t?t!t!��!t?m^  George Norris and Staff  Bank of Montreal  .Madeira Park    . ������:<���  joys  Of THE  Let the glad tidings ring  '   �� every biMMi every heartl Merry Cbristiaas!  v  . ....   .j     ...  Fiftlay Realty ltd.  .   _ Gibsons  We  ,3��_i  would like to extend our best wishes  thank you for your loyal support  Dan Wheeler  IMPERIAL ESSO DEALER  Hopkins Landing  (By ERIC THOMSON)  Some time ago, I-wrote an account of our Christmas cafesifc-  ting on Misty Dockar,.while 'tier  legal owner, Deborah, holidayed  in Hawaii. This had, sequels. I  was iii Gibsons after the Coast  News printed the tale of the cat,  and npt one, but two, of the  leading merchants thanked me  for it, and both of them confi-r  ded to me that they too were  dominated by Siamese cats of  like intelligence and qharm.  Taking these sound citizens  as back sight and foresight, and  drawing a bead on myself as the  bull's eye of a target produced  the pleasant feeling that Siamese cats know what to aim at.  Later, I mentioned to one of  these men that we had Misty  over last Christmas too, he said,  good, give us another story.  This time in time for Christmas.  Just before school closed last  Christmas, Bill Dockar, my  genial neighbor, came down to  our house, and said that the  family were going east for  Christmas, and requested us to  look after not only Misty, but also the other Siamese, Suki II,  and the Norwegian elk hound  Haida up above at the house.  Last time, these two had been  boarded at the late Dr. Hylton's  place, but he had died. Misty'  was in the room at the time,  and Bill told ber that.she didn^t  have to come home that night.  She rubbed herself against Bill,  then against me, and that was  all there was to it.  I don't think that she was up  above at the Dockar's home  again until they returned. One  reason was that ft snowed daily,  and it was impossible for a low  slung little cat. to make the  grade; and the other was that  she knew she was well off where  she was. We were practically  snow-bound and had no visitors  for Christmas, so our decorous  little house guest provided company and entertainment.  Bill had left very adequate  rations for the other, two animals. Just after dawn I climbed  up the back with a carton in  one hand; containing;, the food  for the dog at' the one end, and  ?the ea^pfemiik;sind-: the pamper j  and the?Purina Chow,for the cat  at the other end, and in my  other hand a big kettle of boiling water to fill the dog's drinker, and to give the cat a 50r50  helping of canned milk and hot  water.  It was hard going to break  trail, as nobody else had been  up, and it snowed daily. Haida  was in her element. She had her  kennel in the grounds and came  out to greet, me with obvious  delight, arid- this kihd of life  suited her for she became glossy and playful and has since  treated me with marked attention after having snooted me  for most of her long life. Suki  was a different proposition.  Bill had left a long plank with  the lower end on the bank back  of the house and the upper end t  near a dormer on the roof, and  had left a dormer window open  a little so that the cat could get  . in and out.  With daily fall of snow the  plank had a half a foot of snow  ori it some mornings, and what  I did was to turn the plank over  , day by day. The cat had managed to get up and down despite the snow, but it needed  all the long claws of a Siamese'  to do it. From having watched  the men working on the First  Narrows Bridge, and on the new  Forth Bridge near Edinburgh, I  had a good idea of what bridge-  builders call a cat-walk, but the  Dockar model and Suki's daily  performance on it drove the  point home.  On  these   mornings,   the   cat  was sitting on the inside win-  dow:ledge, and my carefully modulated torn' cat call to breakfast produced a reply_from her  that I could see, but not hear.  I dished out her rations on one  rail of the veranda and mixed  up her milk and hot water on  the other rail, and departed to  see  what happened.  I  thought  that Haida would eat her own  bowl-full   and   then   steal   the  cat's  food,  but these two  animals    lived. in    amity.    Haida  made no pass at the cat's bowls  but soon as I.was out of the way  Suki walked the plank like an  acrobat, first lapped up the hot  milk,   then  ate  her  breakfast,  v ..Then   came   the   day   before  school started, and: that morning,  when I went up with the  rations, Haida was all over me,  quite different from her usual  restrained  reception,   and no.  only that, for, when I was fixr  ing up the cat's bowls, Suki descended the  plank in a flash,  came on the verandah, and ran  up my left arm, over my shoulders, and down my right arm.  I laughed in surprise, and she.  took a jump at me, ran up my  right    arm and    reversed   her  field,   then  tackled  her breakfast, in obvious knowledge that  her people were returning. There  was  no getting away from, the  MORE THOMPSON  . fact that these two beasties had  some means of knowledge not  given to us humans.  Came the dawn, and, just in  -*>ase my-furryt friends-- hadn't  jgot the message strait, I "went  up the hill laden as usual, and'  - on entering the Dockar driveway,! saw Bill in the middle  of it, with a broad grin on his  face, and eyeing me with obvious satisfaction, the animals at  his feet.  The family had returned all  right, late the night before, to  find that although the water  had been turned off and the  dram-pipes turned on, the pipe  had not drained completely, and  had cracked, so Bill had spent  a chilly dawn mopping up and  had got things straightened out  so that he had just put on the  percolator for a coffee eye-opener, when he spotted me arriving with a big kettle just off  the boil, which was my good  '.t deed for the day.  y\ It struck both of us that there  had been  one  ingredient miss-  ��F/ia4t/e you  -~^<    fob uimti tyf���i/ ��u/ifecb��  Parkinson's Heating Ltd.  ;  Gibsons  Coast News, Dec. 23, 1969.     7A >@i8��>@��i@����tg_K^^  PREMIER'S CHRISTMAS  MESSAGE    19 69  Again this Christmas, homes  throughout British Columbia will  glow with warmth of family  love and fellowship as we celebrate the anniversary which has  been the cornerstone of our  faith for nearly 2000 yeas.  Chistmas is a time not for  " celebration alone, but also for  thanksgiving. It is a .time to  re-affirm the principals of Honour and goodwill that (have survived the test of the centuries.  Above all, it is a time for renewed hope that, through patience and understanding, the  blessing of peace may soon be  extended to all the peoples}. of  the earth.  With my family, I share with  you these sentiments ofiy the  season and extend to you all the  traditional wish that yours will  be a very Mery Christmas and  a Happy-New Year.  ing in the morning - hand-out,���  rum, and I promised Bill that if  I was again called, upon to minister to his live-stock the storjT  of how the ravens* ffed the prophet Elijah, would be, blended  with the vision--of an- elderly  St. Bernard legal beagle, suitably flasked, so..that both puss  and I would "have.-"irioose-onilk.  Shortly after that young Bill  Dockar came doWn to our house  bearing the gift of a serving dish-  inscribed at intervals' around the  rim with the words cake, bread  etc. a singularly appropriate  acknowledgment of my daily  uphill efforts. We " don't have  out-door eating facilities at this  house, but at my son Willite's  house up at Savary, there is a  permanent table for summer  afternoon teas nicely set -between the house and the sea,  and that- is where that present  went to grace a birthday party  for myself, of all people.  to greet our many  friends and wish them the best!  y y^&  ^ *����� *  R. M. Kelly  Kelly's Garbage Collection  ,<    . Gibsons  We hope that .this  most Happiest of times  "���'':';::'swfi-'Lbg' up to he  Port Mellon  ��� Al  5k*' We join jolly old St. Nick in  wishing everyone, everywhere,  happiness and good cheer, now and always,  Shop-Easy M 5  Af  H. B. Gordon & Kennett Hd.  Parker's Hardware (li�� ltd.  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