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 provtttJSlal Library,  Victoria, B.  C.  Sunshine Coast  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  Volume 28, Number 47  December 16,1975.  15c per copy  This time as opposition  Lockstead goes to Victoria  Shortly after 10 p.m. last Thursday evening Dr. Eric  Paetkau telephoned Don Lockstead in Powell River and congratulated him on his victory as NDP MLA for the Mackenzie constituency. At the same time a television set in an adjoining  office of the Socail Credit headquarters in Sechelt informed  Social Credit supporters that Bill Bennett would be the next  Premier of British Columbia.  Sechelt Indian Band purchases marine research vessel  The Sechelt Indian band is  ollowing in the . tradition of  lacques Cousteau./  Officials of the hand announced  ast week the purchase of the MV  .rctic Harvester, a fisheries re-  MLA Don Lockstead will  be  heading back to the legislature in  Victoria in January for his second  term. But this time he goes as a  member of the opposition against  a majority Social Credit government that captured 36 of the 55  seats in the December 11 election. Lockstead won Mackenzie  riding with 9,237 votes. His closest rival was Dr. Eric Paetkau  of Social Credit who took 6.671 of  the   votes   from   the   possible  23,481 registered voters. Liberal  Marion McRae from Powell River  polled 1220 votes.   .  j  In a 72.9 percent turnout in  this riding, most polling stations  reported a fairly close battle between  Lockstead  and  Paetkau.  (See table opposite) As was expected, the most noticeable difference was in Ocean Falls where  Lockstead picked up 495 of the  541 votes. Results from most of  the other polling stations indicated that Lockstead polled a slight  number of votes more than the  Social Credit candidate but this  trend was consistent enough to  give the NDP candidate a fairly  healthy margin.  At his, Powell River headquarters after, the election Lockstead  said he was extremely happy to  be re-elected in this riding but  wais  also disappointed  that he  ���would be going into the-, legislature as a member of the opposition and not as a member of the  i NDP government.....:.,,.;.  i^/i;i^expecttb-wflrkvas;:hard-for-r-  ' this riding in the future as I have  in   the  past,"   Lockstead   said,  "and they will know they have a  fighter in the opposition."  Asked what the reason was for  the dramatic turn-around in the  election Lockstead surmised that  the Socreds' heavy advertising  campaign may have had some influence on the electorate of this  province.  Lockstead said it was his belief  that the people of British Colum  bia will have a look at the Bennett  government and their give-aways  and once it is realized this government is no more competent than  the last Social Credit government  was, the vote will once again favor the NDP.  Lockstead said that Bennett  will not" make a good provincial  leader and takes directions only  from the multinational companies. On Ocean Falls, Lockstead  said "If Bennett lays a finger on  Ocean palls, he will have a fight  on his hands in the legislature  from me personally."  In Sechelt, Social Credit candidate Eric.Paetkau said.his loss  was a "sock in the eye" and that  he would probably not run again  in the next provincial election.  "It was an extremely interesting experience," Paetkau told reporters after most of the election  results indicated he would not be  the victorious candidate, "but I  don't think politics is really my  bag."  DON LOCKSTEAD  Re-elected as MLA  He added that although being  elected to the legislature would  have been a disruption to his fam-  . ily life, he felt he could have done  a good job if elected.  Paetkau said he was pleased to  see the Socreds win provincially  and was of the opinion that the  party would strive to do a first  rate job after their deflating defeat in 1972.  Paetkau felt the campaign was  probably fought on a provincial  basis rather than a local basis.  "I don't think people really saw  Lockstead or myself.''  In Powell River Liberal candidate Marion McRae said she was  pleased with the outcome of the  election and "I think it's the beginning of the Liberal party in the  Mackenzie riding."  McRae did not enter the race  until two weeks prior to the  election and campaigning was  kept to a bare minimum because  of a lack of funds.  She added there would be a  complete revamping of the Liberal party in this riding adding that  the Liberals would be holding a  meeting within two weeks and  "we'll be starting our campaign  at that time."  Mrs. McRae said she will run  again in the next election. She  said the Social Credit received  the support from the business  community of the province who  were frightened by the NDP government.  In the present legislature, the  Socreds now have 36 seats, the  NDP have 17, and the Liberals  and Conservatives each have one.. ���  Voting at a glance  PoU  Reg. Voters  Socred  liberal  NDP  Waiting for the Results  \,  Social Credit candidate Eric Paetkau and his wife  Bonnie watch the election results on a television at  the Social Credit headquarters Thursday night. The  Sechelt surgeon was topped by NDP candidate Don  Lockstead who won Mackenzie riding for a second  term with 9237 votes. Paetkau, who polled 6671 votes  says he is finished with provincial politics. The Social  Credit party won a majority 36 seats in the legislature  in the December 11 election.     '    \\  Further  search ship, that next spring will nounced the formation of a new  embark on an extensive five year company,  SIB International In-  research program under the di- dustries Limited, which will be  rectioriofthe federal Department based in Sechelt and Vancouver  of the Environment. and wholly owned by the band.  The band at the same time an- Clarence Joe "will act as Chair-  Company Presdident Gilbert joe, left.'  and economic advisor Derwih Owen  show photograph of the Arctic Har  vester  recently . purchased   by  the  Sechelt Indian Band.       .  man of the Board, and directors  are Chief! Calvin Craigan, Ted  Dixon, Stip Joe, Tom Paul, and  President Gilbert Joe.  Besides'acting as a research  vessel under the auspices of the  federal government, the vessel  will also be'used to train band  members botji in marine theory  and fisheries: hiitially, some band  members will form part of the  crew and ultimately the captain  and entire crew for the vessel  will be made up of members of  - the Sechelt Band.  Y'At a press ^conference last  Thursday, the President of the  new company, Gilbert Joe, said  the embarkation of, this new venture is a result of the band's aims  to be self-sufficient; and an asset  to society. - i  "This project will! put the band  at the forefront of i fisheries research," Joe said. He said at the  same time it will encourage young  members of the band to become  involved in the fishing industry  and provide a practical experience for students involved in  technology courses.  The Arctic Harvester is a 116  foot single-deck deep sea seiner  that was purchased from R. Kar-  liner and Associates. The vessel,  which has been involved in herring fishing off Canada's east  coast and tuna fishing.off the  coast of South America, is presently in a Vancouver drydock undergoing extensive alterations.  A 31 foot midsection is being  inserted to bring the overall  length to 147 feet. Six insulated  fish holds, with a capacity of  13,500 cubic feet will be increased  , to ten holds with a capaqty of  20,000 cubic feet. One of the  holds will generate temperatures  down td ���40 degrees fahrenheit.  (Continued on Page 3)  tremors  Residents of the Sunshine  Coast were again shaken by a series of earth tremors last Thursday morning. This was the second minor earthquake to hit  parts of the west coast within  two weeks. The earlier quake occurred November 30 with one  tremor registering 4.5 on the  Richter scale.  Last Thursday's major tremor,  measuring 3.5 on the Richter  scale, occurred about 7 a.m. It  was preceded by a series of smal-,  ler tremors. No damage has been  reported.  A spokesman for the Victoria  Geophysical Observatory was  quoted as saying that tremors are  not unusual for this area because  of the proximity to the earth's  fault. He said more tremors could  be expected but some may be so  minor that they wouldn't be felt.  An article on page 10 of this  issue of the Sunshine Coast News  explains what to and what not to  do during an earthquake.  Cranberry Lake  Denny Island  EdgehlU  Egmont  Flrvale  Gambler  Gibsons    "  Gillies Bay  Grief Point  Hagensborg  - Halfmoon Bay  Hardwich Island  Hopkins Landing  Irvines Landing  Jervis Inlet  Kingcome Inlet  Lang Bay  Lund  Loughborough Inlet  Madeira Park  Minstrel Island  Nanra  Nelson Island  Ocean Falls  Phillips Arm  Port Mellon  Port Neville  Powell River  Refuge Cove  Roberts Creek  Riven Inlet  SalteryBay  Savary Island  Sechelt  Seymour Inlet  Simoon Sarnuad  Smith Inlet   ���  Sooth Bentick  Southview  Stillwater  Stuart bland  Sullivan Bay  Thompson Sound  Thorlow Island  Toba Inlet  Vananda  Westview  Wlldwood  Wilson Creek  TOTAL  907  51  -671  154  32  78  2838  490  1540  276  425  34  439  259  5  64  1073  206  22  842  57  60  16  920  43  112  8  945  34  1008  72  62-  . 20  2131  3  83  21  36  267  128  102  23  41  27  43  450  3755  1039  438  23,481  175  6  184  -  41  9  7  775  163  532  115  128  13  117  81  3  305  55  3  258  7  2  37  17  18  5  205  3  212  5  13  3  895  55  45  5  1  23  7  125  1,074  216  147  6,671  202  1  35  .'~,s-  96  12  19  3  17  19  4  58  8  2  26  V  2  9  3  5  1  54  31  2  2  2  98  14  7  4  5  3  3  6  10  211  46  16  1,220  413  78  5  29S  13  11  4  495  9  54  2  390  17  348  11  28  5  709  118  32  3  3  11  8  7  184  1,359  389  118  9,237  program calls for additional teacher  The Sechelt and District school  board last Thrusday gave approval in principle for a new program  at Elphinstone termed "teacher  aide II." The program involves  the hiring of one additional teacher and an additional portable  classroom at Elphinstone.  The teacher aide II program is  especially designed to allow the  operation of a learning assistance  program that is outside the general program of the school. It will  provide assistance for students  who are weak in certain areas of  the school curriculum.  In presenting the program to  the board last week school superintendent John Denley asked the  board to approve the course in  principle and to also approve the  hiring of one teacher and the addition of one portable.  He told the board that what was  ineeded was one teacher who  would be responsible for carrying  out the learning assistance program and that person must be  free from the regular timetable.  "The pupil-teacher ratio now  does not allow for the free flow of  this program," Denley said. He  added there was presently a  teacher engaged in developmental reading but it was part of the  regular program. He stressed  that the teacher aide II program  must be completely separate from  the regular school program.  In response to Trustee Maureen Clayton's suggestion that  Denley was "jumping the gun,"  the superintendent said the program should" not be delayed in  order to be viable for the next  semester. He said Elphinstone's  principal and staff were 100 percent behind the concept of the  course and that Elphinstone presently has a very tight pupil-'  teacher ratio and lack of space  that is placing the school under a  constant stress.  Denley said the facilities are  overstrained and morale is suffering and "the board should give,  this school encouragement in every way."  Some members of the board  were critical that this strained situation was not foreseen a year  ago and that "crisis management" was not a good way to  overcome the problems in the  district.  Trustee-elect Claus Spiekermann said the conditions in the  whole  district  should  be  thor  oughly reviewed so  needs don't surface  later.  that  other  two weeks  School Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 29 was given three readings and adopted. The bylaw will  authorize a loan for $245,000  from the B.C. School Districts  Capital Financing Authority. Interest on the loan will be 9.48  percent per year and will be paid  off in 1995. The loan will provide  for the school district's share of  jthe capital expenses for the Sechelt Junior Secondaiy School  which will have a total cost of over  SI mi!!:���. 2   Sunshine Coast News, December 16, 1975.  Sunshine Coast NEWS  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday <  by Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd.  Ronald B. Cruice, Publisher.  Rob Dykstra, Editor.  Subscription Rates:  British Columbia $6.00 per year; $4.00 for six months.  Canada except B.C. $8.00 per Year. ���  United States and Foreign $10.00 per Year.  Old Age Pensioners $4.50 per year.  Second Class Mail Registration Number 0794. Return Postage Guaranteed.   Phone886-2622 p.p. Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  We've finally done it . . ���  Well, here you are. Holding a brand  spanking new issue of the Sunshine  Coast News.  You must admif, it's certainly an im-  provement in reproduction over last  week's issue.  It's true we sometimes hate to let  some of the good old things slip out of  our grasp. We realize that the inevitable  destiny of mankind is to become some  super-slick efficient animal whose creations must also be super-slick and  efficient.  Charlie Chaplin forewarned us in his  own tragi-comedy way that "modern  times" is not necessarily something for  us to look forward to. Even some readers  of this paper, when told a few weeks ago  that we were going to change to an  offset metro broadsheet, let out a bit  of a sigh, a subliminal submission, realizing that everything must come to an  end. They thought the old Coast News  was kind of funky.  Well maybe it was funky but it  was also very limiting.. It was limiting  for us and it was limiting for you. ��  Only the die-hard ink-in-the-blood  printer would disagree that the handling  of hot lead is a rather cumbersome and  dirty job and how many times have we  heard the make-up man hollering from  the back shop that type should be made  of rubber rather than lead.  But besides giving us more flexibility to make up this paper, the ultimate effects of these improvements will  be for you, the reader. No longer will you  feel compelled to walk into our office,  squint at the person on the other side of  the counter, and ask us when we are  going to make the papereasier to read.  No longer. ��� we hope ��� will you  have to ask us what that photograph on  page three was all about because it  wasn't clear enough for you to make it  out.  The change from Linotype to offset,  of course, has some disadvantages.  Naturally it's going to cost us more  money and that's one of the reasons  that the advertising rates have gone up  somewhat and it's also the reason why  the price of the paper had to be increased from 10 to 15 cents.  We are also losing our late deadlines. Previously we could cover a late  news story Wednesday morning and  still have it in the paper printed  later the same day. Because of the fact  that this paper will now be printed in  North Vancouver, our deadlinesl have-  been moved ahead considerably. Deadlines will be Saturdays, normally, and  Sundays in an emergency.  Nothing can be all good. But we  feel there are more advantages than disadvantages offered by the change. And  to be realistic, even the concept of  social Darwinism can be applied to newspapers. It's simple: adapt or sink.  We've made the change and we are  asking you to bear with us for a few  weeks while we find our way around in  this sirange new world. Once this issue  hits the streets, we've made the biggest  change, and from here things can only  get better. -  and now it's your turn  It's been said often: a newspaper  should be like a mirror. It should reflect  all the things in the community that  the newspaper represents. We agree  wife that. But you have to help. '.!.',  ��� The first thing you can do is-give &  us your opinions on the events that happen in this community. We want to know  what you care about or what you don't  care about. We want to know your feelings and if there is something you  don't like then we want you to get mad.  If this newspaper is to represent  you and your community then we feel you  should take advantage of the letters  to the editor space that will be provided  every week on this page.  Contrary to popular opinion pens and  typewriters do not bite. If you have  something you want to say then sit  down for five or ten minutes and jot it  down in a letter. Don't worry if you are  not the world's greatest writer, we'll  put in a few commas and periods to  help you out if required.  So many people have stomped into  the office of this paper mad about something that is happening or even glad  about something that is happening. We  appreciate you telling us your feelings  because very often it gives us an idea for  a news story. But besides giving us the  ideas we also urge you to write your  thoughts in a small letter to the editor.  You would be surprised how many people  reading it will say ��� yes, that's true,  Tl-jhVglad somebody finally said itV  Another thing we would like to do is  hear about what you or your organization  is doing. If you feel something is news-  ��� worthy then give us a call. We are  not entirely ubiquitous so we may not be  able to cover everything. But we'll do our  best.  We would also recommend to members of clubs and organizations that you  appoint a publicity person who could  write a news article on what you are doing or what you are planning. We are  here to keep this community involved and  we are always on the lookout for news  stories. The only thing we ask is that  when you write your stories you type  them double-spaced. This will help eliminate errors in spelling.  So now that we are impressing the  fact that we are here, we also want to  know that you are out there. If this  newspaper is to act as a mirror, the  spirit contained in these weekly pages is  going to reflect nothing more than the  spirit that is in this community.  Just for the record  We must admit that we are a bit  biased. We are a little bit biased toward the southern part of the Sunshine Coast. It's natural because our offices are located in Gibsons and we spend  most   of  our   time   around   this   area.  In the past years, this paper has tried  to represent the entire Sunshine Coast  from Port Mellon to Egmont. In fact,  that's what it used to say on the masthead  of some of the former issues of this  paper.  But as we do  a  little navel  con  templating to tiy and find our place on  this grand piece of real estate, we have  to face the fact that with our present  limited staff we cannot cover a large  area and do a good job at the same  time.  What we will try to do a good job ot  covering is the area from Port Mellon  to and, including Sechelt. As we grow in  size and circulation we may expand  that area but for now we'll not bite off a  bigger chunk than we can chew..  remember when  FIVE YEARS AGO  Many attended the funeral of  A. E. Ritchey, contractor and former chairman of Gibsons municipal council.  Dogs running loose kill domestic rabbits and chickens in Roberts Creek area.  Charlie Mandelkau and Ken  Goddard were elected aldermen  on Gibsons council.  10 YEARS AGO  Mrs. Lee Macey in a Vote for  Progress drive seeks election to  Gibsons      Municipal      Council.  Bananas sell at 7 lbs. for 99* at  Sechelt's Shop-Easy.  Royal Canadian Legion officials decide to sell in Camp Haig,  Roberts Creek property.  15 YEARS AGO  A vote of 1,477 for and 205  against decided the Sunshine  Coast needs a new St. Mary's  Hospital.  Sechelt's PTA forms a committee to organize a library for the  village.  20 YEARS AGO  Fir sawdust is advertised at  $7.50 per large load in Gibsons  and    $8   outside    the    village.  Chris and Andrew Johnston  announce the opening of Chris's  Jewelers in Sechelt.  25 YEARS AGO  Harley C. Anderson, naturopath, headed Gibsons municipal  vote which saw Chairman James  Drummond defeated. Voters  numbered 201 out of a 521  possible.      *  Burning the  Yule Log  The burning of the Yule  log Is a custom handed down  by the English who settled  in America. On Christmas  eve the log, set on the  hearth. Is kindled with the  remains of the log from the  previous year. Many superstitions surround the Yule  log. It was thought by some  to protect their home from  evil spirits, others thought  the ashes would help swollen glands! At Williamsburg  Lodge, In Williamsburg, Virginia, the burning of the  Yule log is still part of their  traditional holiday celebration.  Christmas Eve Legend  In Iceland, Christmas Eve  is the holiest night of the  entire holiday season. Legend has it that on the night  before Christmas, many  years ago, dwarfs, elves and  other "little folk" danced  in the streets.  Of shoes and ships  and sealing wax  Winter on the Sunshine Coast  Letters to the Editor  SHOCKED AT  ALDERMAN'S  SUGGESTION  with no funding from the school  board. Also at this time of year  there is a strong possibility of  running into unfavorable weather  in Canada, resulting in a lack of  Editor: Re: your article "Vil-    activities such as swimming, out-  lage dragged into gutter*'dated ;v door experiences, etc.  November Si1975. ?  I do not understand Maureen  Due to the recent mail strike    Clayton's remarks in the press  I am sorry I am late in replying    "��� ��� ��� I believe students should do  to this article which appeared in  your paper.  I feel Gibsons, like so many  small places, is suffering growing  pains and will eventually grow  up. I. sympathize with the elected  governing bodies of these growing areas. However, I am shocked  at Aid. Jim Metzler suggesting  consideration would be given to  having the senior citizens employed to clean up the streets. I  think this is an insult to our senior  citizens.  From my observations, I think  Gibsons should have its own law  enforcement officers to enforce  some of the bylaws. The ones who  should clean up the untidy mess  is the generation who creates  the situation. Let our senior citizens enjoy the beauties of Gibsons. Even though Pioneer Park  is somewhat of an eyesore, perhaps some day it will be a beauty  spot. God knows the effort has  been great.  Sorry, I just can't agree with  the article and I, am not looking  for the job of possible law enforcement officer in the village.  ���F. ROSS GIBSON,  Sidney, B.C.  PROTESTING THE  MEXICO DECISION  The following letter is addressed to the Sechelt School Board.  A copy was sent to the Coast  News.  As a parent of a grade seven  pupil of Gibsons Elementary  School, I would like to protest  your recent decision to forbid this  class their trip to Mexico. A similar trip, which was very successful, was made last year by grade  < seven students. As this previous  trip was approved by the existing  board, it was a surprise to learn:  that this year you have now  changed your minds.  At the meetings which were  held by the parents, our first feelings were that the students  should see Canada first. But as  this trip has to be taken during,'  the spring break to allow a maximum amount of time with a mini-'  mum amount of school days lost,  the weather and the cost were the  deciding factors for the majority  of parents and children voting for  the trip south. The cost for a trip  back east is estimated at almost;  double the cost for a trip t6 Mexico. The money required for this  trip is to be raised entirely by the  students   and   the   community,  something in their own communities." She. further commented  that this trip should not be for the  , students' own selfish reasons or  I gains, and finally that their ener-  ) gy should be channeled into  i "civic responsibility" for the  ;  community.  Firstly what does Mrs. Clayton  mean by doing something in the  community ��� is she suggesting  that they pick up garbage!in the  park? I would rather teach my  children not to throw it! Secondly  .what is  selfish  about  students  having a vacation and fun.' along  with their learning experience?  Finally, what is considered to  be a twelve year old's civic responsibility? It is my belief that  our community  should/have  a  civic responsibility to the children. Other communities have not  reneged on their responsibilities  towards their children. They have  provided adequate recreation facilities. Yet our community has  traditionally defeated' referenda  for such  provisions./1 feel the  same   indifference   towards  the  children of our comniunity is reflected by Mrs. .Clayton's state  ments. Possibly Mrs.' Clayton and  the rest of the bofrd feel that  their children can/learn all they  need to know by staying in one  small area. It is my opinion that  given the opportunity, which our  children have, they should be allowed to travel as far as they can,  being exposed to different people  and cultures. Ii! is so much easier  and longer lasting to learn by being there, rattier than by reading  about it in a bijok.  A few years ago a field trip to  Vancouver was considered to be a  major excursion. Since then they  have tried iwo and three day  trips in they province. Now we  know that longer trips can be  made with no problems. These  children have a chance to go  through thrfee western states and  into Mexico, they have before  them the,��rivilege of visiting two  foreign countries. How many  adults stfll have not had this op-,  portunity? The board however,  feels it is their prerogative to say  NO!     Y    ..���  I would really like to know your  reasoning and thinking in coming  to this decision.  ���(Mrs.) Juanita Stromquist.  NO NEED FOR  THE GUN BYLAW  ��� : The following ^letter Vwas ad-  dressed to the Sunshine .Coast Regional District. A copy was sent to  the Coast News.  This is in reference to .fhe Regional Firearm Bylaw 81, and is  being written jointly by the Sechelt Rod and Gun Club, and the  Gibsons Wildlife Club.  .We have held combined meetings and given Bylaw 81 much  study. We find embodied therein  legislation from the. Criminal  Code of Canada, the Wildlife Act  (Provincial), and the Firearms Act  (provincial). All this legislation  has been on the books for many  years, and requires no duplication.  We feel that we have more  suitable workable proposals  which warrant a meeting with  your board to discuss all aspects  of the subject.  In view of this, both clubs extend an invitation to meet with  your board members at the Sechelt Rod and Gun Club House at  your convenience. As the subject  affects all Regional electoral districts, we feel all members should  be present. ,  ���JOINT COMMITTEE  G. Ruggles,  Gibsons Wildlife;  R. M.Janis,  Sechelt Rod and Gun.  by ,ROB DYKSTRA  It's now been a few days  since William conquered the  land of plenty and we've all  had plenty of time to take a  reflective puff on our pipes  and' ask ourselves; What Happened?  That's the million dollar  question these days and after  being bombarded by the media's plethora of political postmortems the whole thing is  about as clear as the sludge at  the bottom of a Port Mellon  settling tank. .  One of the most astute observations I've heard on the  matter is that the B.C. electorate is like a bunch of tourists  on a ship who run to the star-  , board when the ship heels too  far to the left, and then all  clamber back to port when the  ship reacts and moves to the  right-  In this riding, the question  is hot so much what happened  but who won. If you voted for  Dr. Paetkau you lost your man  but you gained your government. If you voted for Lockstead, the opposite happened.  You won your man, you lost  your government.  The Socreds of Mackenzie  riding celebrated ��� jf I may  use that word��� at the Parthenon in Sechelt. The television,  tuned in to the state owned.  CBC, hectically poured out the  election returns while the barmaids behind the counter ���  one of them displaying an NDP  button��� hectically poured out  the Scotch.  The returns came in hot and  heavy for the Socreds and. the  cheers came periodically about  every 30 seconds. While the  Socreds were racking up the  points like a pinball machine,  one could still sense a certain  trepidation about the immediate future of the man who was  ready to forsake his medical  practice for the sake of a red  velvet seat in the legislature.  While all this was happen-'  ing, Eric himself was riding  the storm out at Social Credit  headquarters    on    Sechelt's  Wharf Street.  Shortly after 9:30 the indications were indeed that Dr.  Paetkau would stay on at St.  Mary's:. after all. Seated Lh  front of "the TV ;'wiiif .BOTnfc��'T  _rk: k)*ed'��omwhat bleary  eyed and it was hard to tell  whether he was genuinely affected by his seeming loss or  whether he was just tired of  the whole thing and wanted .  nothing more than to go home  and get a good night's rest.  Back at the Parthenon they  were also starting to see the  writing on the wall, although  some weren't seeing much of .  anything anymore. Intoxicated  by the whole affair, you could  say. The Socreds were sweeping the province  and  Lock  stead   was   sweeping   Mackenzie.  When tlie Sechelt surgeon  finally did make his appearance at Sechelt's bastion of  democracy he was wildly received with a" mixture of congratulations and condolences.  We've lost the battle but not  the war is what everyone was  telling each other. It"s the  very phrase that fat but by now  deflated Dave had used on the  television a half hour earlier.  In his speech'to the Socrerf  faithful, Eric, with the dre:nn  of fame and glory in V. t��- i  already a vague metnoi V  thanked them all for the sup-  ~ port and thanked them further'  for the experience. He looked  impressive in his grey pinstriped suit bought by Bonnie  especially for the occasion, or  the. non-occasion, whatever  you prefer, and even though I  am a confessed NDP supporter  I must also confess that at that  point I wished he had won.  The man is intelligent and  likeable,' that's- all there is to  ��*������'���   ���  There was a loss and a win  but the bar being open and  human nature being what it is,  good spirits prevailed. And Lil  Fraser prevailed. . Paetkau's  chief campaign worker said  the reason her candidate had.  lost the election was because  the people in Sechelt didn't  want to lose their, surgeon.  Which ��� makes one surmise  what Eric'c reaction may have  been to that statement: I knew  I shouldn't have been a doctor.  Same night. Same election.  Different party. The band  played, a small TV sat in a  dan corner and long-haired  girls in long dresses moved  slowly across the centre of the  dance floor. The scene was the  Roberts ; Creek Community-  Hall. The event was the victory  party and/or wake for the  NDP.  Here, the atmosphere was  also one of ambivalence. A  disillusioned campaign worker  stood outside the hall contemplating the universe and lighting matches to keep himself  warm. He was troubled.      .  Inside, the music played and  the entire mood of the electorate was clouded not by an  A atmosphere ;Tof. ambivalence^  but' rather by'another ambi- V  ence that was very unpolitical,  very Roberts Creek, and very  homegrown. *  .. Whatever sense of loss or  victory was experienced by  those present seemed irrelevant. As one penson said to  me, the election is over, the  band is playing and here's a*  ticket for a beer.Y  That gives me confidence, if  hot the voters in this pro-  vince. at least in the spirit of  human nature. It overcomes  all.  EQUILIBRIUM  What if we cry today?  What if a tear should fall?  What if a dream of hope should lose  ������   it's wings?  What if our heart should say,  "Truly I have lost all,  All the things lovely to which  memory clings?"  Yesterday's rains are gone;  Clouds of today dissolve;  Tomorrow's sun shines on,  To bathe the world in calm,  serene resolve.  Lester R. Peterson.  Elementary school  texts called sexist  YUKON MINERALS  Mineral production in the Yukon ''territory is valued at 1.6  percent of the nation's total.  Most elementary school textbooks are sexist literature populated by cardboard characters in  unreal situations, according to  Dr. Rowland Lorimer of the Communications Studies department  at Simon Fraser University.  Dr. Lorimer's conclusions are  based on a study of 22 textbooks  supplied by the province to .students in Grades 1 to 4 which was  carried out by 16 students in his  class in Communications and  Community Advocacy. The study  was an analysis of the various  textbooks for "implicit statements" about people and society,  Dr. Lorimer said. The students  found that if a community was  discussed in any of the texts,  those chosen were always located  in foreign countries or in times  past. Said Dr. Lorimer:  "These sorts of stories are very  bad because they are escapist,  with little relation to the real life  of the child. He can't identify with  the characters in the stories."  Another finding was that the  textbooks set up a hierarchical  view of society, broken into three  distinct classes: those in authority, adults and children. Within  the groupings of adults and children, males always rank higher  than females. -  "The implicit statement in this  is that society is broken down into  roles which exist in a hierarchical  relationship to each other," Dr.  Lorimer said, and the ranking of  these.roles is determined by sex  and age.  Women and girls: are always  deprecated in the stories, most often pictured as hysterics who are  unable to cope with even the  simplest situations, he said. Men  and. boys, on the other hand, are  portrayed as the exact opposites.  A further finding of the study  was that the child characters in  the stories are inevitably one dimensional incompetents who  need the help of adults to complete tasks which any child can  normally perform, Dr. Lorimer  said.  The major conclusion of the  study group is that there is a  great need for a teachers' guide  of books to which they.can di  rect their students to counteract  the implicit bias of the textbooks.  The students found that government policy, at present, is unconcerned about this implicit bias  so that any alternatives to the.  supplied textbooks are provided  by individual teachers acting on  their own initiative/ .    ��� - ���  .\   Taking Care  of Your  Holiday plants  Plants are living gifts. To  keep them going for the  holidays and after, here are  some tips: , !  Azalea: Keep/moist and  cool. After flowers fade, cut  them back a Uttle. They can  summer out-of-doors , and  should be fed monthly until the early fall,  Christmas Pepper; Keep  in full sun with moist soil,  but cool. Summer outdoors. trouble with lead is that it's not elastic  A challenge to make j  sure it's a representative  newspaper  Sunshine Coast News, December 16, .1975.    3  LIBRARY BOOKS  The old Linotype machine  The biggest complaint about the old  letterpress system is that it's not  elastic enough when making up the  page.  CENTRAL  VACUUM  SYSTEMS  SUPPLY arid/or INSTALL  ;        886-7695  GIBSONS  by FRED CRUICE  Back in a prairie city known as  Regina 21 years ago the "writing  on the wall" indicated that an  editor, at that time a librarian,  would be. asked to join the ranks  of the pensioners. So this individual known as Fred along with  spouse Dorothy looked beyond  the prairie horizon, eventually  journeying to Vancouver.  There, contact reached Les  Way, a man known as Mr. Weekly Editor in B.C. He had two  weekly newspapers to offer, one  at Agassiz and the other at  Gibsons. You had to take a ferry  to reach Gibsons.  The ferry trip resulted in a definite decision. Both prairie folk  were intrigued with the location.  Within one month the ownership  of the Coast News changed  hands.  Sam and Dorothy Nutter, own-.  ers of the Coast News, made the  changeover easy for the incoming  prairie couple and the new publishers started a 20 year stint of  turning out a weekly newspaper  with the first September issue of  1954.  There were weeks when after  paying necessary expenses the  new owners got little in the way of  income. This was no deterrent.  They built slowly and effectively.  Son Ronald became interested in  the venture, after leaving the University of Saskatchewan and a  stint at the Port Mellon mill. He  became, technically speaking,  manager of the mechanical department.  The business grew and more  room had to be found. C. P. Bal-  lentine had some land available  behind the Bal Block which was a -  cleaned out gravel bed. His price  being quite reasonable, the pres-.  ent Coast News edifice emerged  and in September pf 1965, the  same year the editor was president of the British Columbia  Weekly Newspaper organization,  saw a big Miehle press (worth  $25,000 new) roll off copies of  the Coast News with greater rapidity than the old basement  press in the now destroyed Marine Drive shelter which had been  dubbed by pioneers as an old  Gibsons barn.  -' Described as one of the most  useful buildings in Gibsons, the ,  present Coast News headquarters  has a great future with son Ron  and his wife Marie taking complete charge. It will be their challenge to see that the Coast News  is a representative weekly newspaper.  No more will the retired editor have to pound out more than  75 editorials a year. No more will  his Sunday afternoons be utilized  to produce words of imperishable  wisdom derived from the foibles  of human activity on the Sunshine  Coast and other important parts  of the world.  No more does helpmeet Dorothy have to battle with the accounts receivable and sometimes  unhappy readers via the phone or  across the office counter.  All that is past for both. They,  having tried for more than 20  years to help people live an untroubled life, are now enjoying a  life untroubled by local events ��� ���  unless they want to be part of '  them  ADULT Fiction  An Actor in Rome by Joanne Daly.  Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow.  The Brood of Folly by Margaret Erskine. ,  Relentless by Brian Garfield.  Points of Departure  by Goldstone,  Cummings and Churchill.  The Money Changers by Arthur Hailey.  Nine Buck's Row by T. E. Huff.  NON-FICTION  Biography:  Edward VIII by Frances Donaldson.  Britannia: Rowing Alone Across the Atlantic by John Fairfax.  Mademoiselle Chanel by Pierre Galante.  Cooking:  Christina Foyle's Party Book by Christina Foyle.  Microwave Cooking from Litton.  Thank You  ���k To the people who had the confidence in me  to work for me  ��� To the people who had the faith in me  to vote for me  Although I am doubly disappointed in my personal  defeat, I am happy and relieved with our  provincial victory.  ERIC PAETKAU  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  And the new Compugraphic.  School board briefs  Say  Merry Christmas  4 times a year.  Gloria Lindsay has been appointed as a new teacher at Gibsons  Elementary school. She will teach  grade  three  and   replace   Anne  be-  Letham   whose   resignation  came effective December 31.'  ��� ��� ��� ���' "  Ed Nicholson, a teacher from  Argyle school, has been hired as  learning assistance co-ordinator.  Mr. Argyle will commence duties  in this district January 6. It was  earlier reported that 12 applications had been received for this  position.  ��� ��� ���  The board has accepted the resignation of Madeira Park Secondary school principal Allen Thompson. The resignation will be effec^,  tive June 30, 1976.  Legal  The finished form is put on the old  Miehle press. Forms can weigh up  to 100 lbs.  (Continued from Page 1)  By next spring, when the vessel  is expected to be ready for sea,  she will be worth about $4.75 million. Financing is being undertaken by the B.C. Central Credit Union with support of the federal  government. The first contract for  the Department of the Environment will last five years and is  worth approximately $5 million.  When she was built by Vancouver's Benson Bros, less than five  years ago, the Arctic Harvester  was hailed as the largest and  most sophisticated combination  fishing vessel in Canada. She had  just about everything a skipper  could want. The new modifications will make her even more sophisticated. A present 975 hp. engine will be replaced by a 1450 hp  model.  Indians buy boat  The installation of drag winches on deck  will give her the dual capacity of  trawler and seiner.  When the Arctic Harvester was  designed by Cove, Dixon & Co.,  (at that time Cove, Hatfield &  Co.) of West Vancouver, the basic  approach; was to build a highly  stable fisiing platform by providing an unusual beam of 30 feet, 6  inches and a high prismatic coefficient. This beamy look,  though, will be reduced by the  lengthening which is to accommodate three staterooms for government scientists as well as a  lounge and recreation area for the  crew of nine ib twelve. Other additions which iwill bring the esti .  mated value of the vessel to $4.75  million upon completion will be  fish conveyors and processing  equipment in the shelter deck.  The Arctic Harvester's original  navigation equipment is still  highly impressive, and consists of  twin Kelvin Hughes radar sets, a  Wagner Mark III auto-pilot, a  Decca Mark XII navigator, Bendix  RDF automatic direction-finder,  and Konel Loran. There is also: a  Marconi AM radio-telephone,  Marconi single-side band radiotelephone, Johnson messenger  radio telephones, and a Danforth  White magnetic compass. Sounding equipment consists of dual  Eko-Lite sounders, and two Wes-  mar sonars. Moreover, the vessel  can be controlled from three locations in the wheelhouse.  NOTICE TO CREDITORS  Estate of the deceased:  MADSEN, Mads,  o.k.a. MAD-  SEN, Mad, late of 1354 Prowse  Rd., Gibsons, B.C.  Creditors   and   others   having  claims against the said estate(s)  are hereby required to send them  duly   verified,   to   the   PUBLIC  TRUSTEE,    635    Burrard    St.,  Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3L7, before  the 30th day of January,  1976,  after which date the assets of the  said estate(s) will be distributed,  having regard only to claims that  have been received,  CLINTON W. FOOTE,  PUBLIC TRUSTEE.  Bonus Subscription Offer  For just $3 you can order a year's subscription ��� four issues ��� to Beautiful British Columbia  magazine and a colourful 1976 calendar-diary.  Be sure and order right away so we can announce your gift in time for Chirstmas.  This bonus subscription offer applies only to  new or renewal subscriptions commencing with  this Winter's issue.  Order as many subscriptions as you like. It's  a great way to say Merry Christmas to yourself and  everyone on your gift list.  ORDER YOUR SUBSCRIPTION  AT COAST NEWS  BOOK EARLY  CHRISTMAS SEALS  f      FIGHT     f  LUNG DISEASE  PLEASE USE  CHRISTMAS SEALS  \  GIVE YOUR PET AN OWNER  HE'S WAITING PATIENTLY FOR YOU AT  SECHELT GARDEN &  PET SUPPLY CENTRE  Along with ah you could want to make him happy  If you don't Mnd him at first, look behind the  Poinsettias  4-7 BLOOMS  $5.95 - $7.95  LIVE CHRISTMAS TREES  \        TROPICAL PLANTS  i   ���  FLOWERING PLANTS  During the'ast week before Christmas  He may be waiting by the  CUT FLOWERS " MISTLETOE  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  Do something different this year! Treat yourself to  dinner, a pro band, and dancing til ? ? ? ? ?  ��� includes dinner for two, a round on the house, and  buffet table all evening!  have your choice of salads, steak and  lobster tail, stuffed baked potatoes and  garlic bread.  *2850  couple  TICKETS A VAILABLE AT:  The Parthenon, Village  Cafe, Continental Coiffures  Big Mac's Superette.  TICKETS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE  I  "-w 3  Parthenon  Theatre/Restaurant  Sechelt 385-9769  "77ie finest view in foit'/i"  _* 4   Sunshine Coast News, December 16, 1975."  Sunshine Coast News Classifieds   886-2622  CO AST NEWS CLASSIFIED ADS  Phone 886-2622  DEADLINE ��� SATURDAY NOON  MINIMUM SI .50 ���15 WORDS. 10�� ��� word thereafter.  SUBSEQUENT INSERTIONS'/. PRICE  Legal ads 50c per count line  Subscription Rates:  B.C. ��� 1 year ��� $6.00; 6 months ��� $4.00  Canada except B.C. ��� 1 year ��� $8.00  U.S. and Foreign ��� 1 year ��� $10.00  O.A.P. ��� 1 year ��� $4.50  It is agreed by any advertiser requesting space that liability of the  Sunshine Coast News in event of failure to publish any advertisement  or in event of errors in publishing of an advertisement shall be limited  to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising  space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be  no liability in any event beyond amount paid for such advertisement.  No responsibility is accepted by the newspaper when copy is not  submitted in writing, or verified in writing.  ���WANTED  Boys* ice skates, size 3 or 4, good  condition. Phone 886-7839.  LOGS WANTED  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting Grounds, Twin Creeks  ��� COMING EVENTS        ���WORK WANTED  TODDLER SITTING  SERVICE  Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and  Saturdays from 1. to 4 p.m.,  . Gibsons Elementary School gym.  Ages 2 and up. Services by grade  7 students, with parental supervision, to raise funds for Spring  trip. By donation, $1 minimum.  Every. Thursday, 7:30 p.m.,  Whitaker House, Sechelt. Introductory lecture Transcendental  Meditation. Tel. 885-3342.  Every Monday night, 8 p.m.,  Bingo, New Legion Hall, Gibsons.  ��� ANNOUNCEMENTS  If you are concerned about someone with a drinking problem,  call Al-Anon at 885-9638 or 886-  7-���< 9193. Meetings St. Aidan's Hall,  Tuesday. 8 p.m.   For Latter Day Saints in this  area contact 886-2546.   For membership or explosive re-  =  quirements contact  R.   Nimmo,  Cemetery Road. Ph. 886-7778.  i Howe Sound Farmers' Institute.  . Stumping or ditching powder,  ,  dynamite,    electric   or    regular  caps, prima-cord.  Alcoholics Anonymous. Phone  886-9904 or 885-9327. Gibsons  meeting Monday, 8:30 p.m. in  Gibsons Athletic Hall.  ��� DEATHS  HOPKliSSj��� On December 11,  }l 1975; Catherine Hopkins; of Hop��  kins Landing. B.C., 81 years of  age. Predeceased by her devoted  husband, Capt. Gordon S. Hopkins.  Survived  by 3 daughters,  Mrs.   F.   (Grace)   Hitchcock   of  Hopkins Landing; Mrs. L. (Isabel) Letham of West Vancouver;  Mrs.  D.  (Nancy) Bown of The  Pas, Manitoba; 10 grandchildren;  2 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters,  H Mrs. R. Davy, Mrs. R. Black and  '.', Mrs. S. Abernathy. Funeral ser-  .''} vice  Monday,  December   15  at  '���::' 2:30 p.m. in the Hollyburn Funer-  i   al Home, 1807 Marine Dr.; West  ���;  Vancouver, with Rev. T. T. Oliver  i  officiating.   Cremation.   Flowers  gratefully declined. Donations to  the CNIB or a charity of your  choice  very  much   appreciated.  ���FOUND  Male Brittany Spaniel type dog,  white and brown. Well trained.  Found in Rec. Centre area in  Roberts Creek. Phone 885-3373  evenings.  ��� HELP WANTED  ' SUNSHINE COAST  REGIONAL DISTRICT  PLUMBING INSPECTOR I  The Sunshine Coast Regional District requires the services of a  qualified person, to fill the position of Plumbing Inspector I.  The applicant must possess a  valid trade qualification certificate and previous municipal experience is desirable.  This position is primarily for  plumbing inspections, however  the applicant must be willing and  able to check building plans for  conformance to local bylaws and  the National Building Code of  Canada.  Remuneration to be commensurate with qualifications and experience plus additional fringe benefits.  All applications from interested  candidates should be directed to:  Mrs. A. G. Pressley,  Secretary-Treasurer,  Sunshine Coast Regional  District,  P.O. Box 800,  Sechelt, B.C.  Phone: 885-2261  $100, $200, $300  Need extra money for Christmas bills? Just a few hours  weekly calling on friendly  Fuller Brush customers can  be most rewarding. For more  information write Fuller Brush  Co. c/o T. Diamond, R.R. 3,  Kamloops or call collect  578-7633.  Your PICTURES FRAMED and  mounted from Artistic Woodwork  stock. Matboards. Non-glare and  regular glass. Needlepoint a  specialty. Moved to 1450 Sechelt  Inlet Rd., Porpoise Bay, Sechelt.  Phone 885-9573.     -   '  HIGH FUEL COSTS?  Peerless Tree Services Ltd. will  turn your problem trees into  firewood, $18 per cord. We do  danger tree falling, topping, and  limbing too. Expert insured work.  "Know the cost before you start"  Call us 885-2109. Free estimates.  John Risbey.  Two high school boys 15 and 16,  will do work of any kind. Phone  886-9503.   Painter, 24 years experience,  have big spray outfit, quick, efficient. Contract or hourly rates.  Call 886-2512.   Backhoe available for drainage,  ditches, water lines, etc. Phone  885-2921, Roberts Creek.   TYPEWRITER  _ ADDING MACHINE  SALES AND SERVICE  Phone 886-7111   FURNACE INSTALLATIONS  OIL BURNER SERVICE  Financing Available  Call. Thomas  Heating  886-7111  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  .    Oil Stoves  and heaters cleaned and  repaired  Phone Ron Crodt. 885-3401  "������;'���   ^���-���ifks&S'Xi.Tti.  Free fill available.  7156.  Phone  886-  The Women's Centre needs a  comfortable couch, chairs, small  fridge ahd large desk. Phone be-  tween 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. 885-3711  Timber. wanted, plus alder.  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O Log.  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.      .  ��� PETS   K  AU breed dog grooming, clipping,  terrier stripping, bathing. Walkey  Kennels, 885-2505.  ��� LIVESTOCK^  Arab mare for sale. Full sister to  Ibn Valaddi. Trail riding, show  ring, broodmare or whatever.  Safe with children. Terms avail-  able. 884-5268 after 5 p.m.  ��� CARS, TRUCKS  FOR SALE  '64 Acadian, 2 dr., automatic,  hijackers. Runs good, $795., Ph.  886-9208.   1969 VW Van, camperized, has  20,000 miles on new motor. Good  condition, $2,300 or best offer.  Phone 886-2740 T_  1974 Econoline Van 300, camper- ���  ized, fibreglass roof, automatic,  PS & PB, radio, beautiful condi-  tion. Phone 886-9288.   '62 Dodge ���/. ton pickup, 6 cyl.,  $300 or best offer. Phone 886-  2497, -  ��� BOATSFORSALE  MARINE INSURANCE  PROBLEMS?  New insurance advice  Re-insurance advice  Claims settled  Capt. W. Y. Higgs  ' Marine Surveyor  Box 339. Gibsons  Phones 886-9546 or 885-9425  RETIRED? NO TIME?  Will do odd jobs, fence building, roofing, etc. Reliable and  efficient. Call Bill 886-2675.  RENOVATION WORK  WANTED  Inside or outside, large or small.  Reasonable, competent and Reliable. Free estimates. Phone  886-7547.    Have own power saw. Looking for  job falling trees to clear lots, etc.  Phone 886-2834 for free estimates  ��� MISC. FOR SALE  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Phone 886-2827  Thurs., Fri.. Sat., Sun.  Dec. 18,19,20,21  Woody Allen  LOVE AND DEATH  Mature  Mon. - Thurs. ��� Dec. 22 - 25  inclusive  CLOSED  Season's   Greetings    from    the  management and staff  GIBSONS LANES  Open Bowling  Fri., 7- 11p.m.  Sat., 2- 11p.m.   Sun., 2-11 p.m.   Cord wood for sale. Alder, $30  a cord. Phone 886-2973.   Sunshine Coast Arts & Craft  Supplies. Complete selection of  Arts and Crafts supplies, low  prices. Phone 886-7770.   Good mixed Hay, 100 or 400  bales. Phone 886-2887.   1973 Honda, CL 125, excellent  condition. Phone 886-7697.   Radio-record player console. Cabinet in excellent condition, $40.  Also down filled sleeping bag  with button in liner. 8 lb., 74-84  in. $150. Phone evenings, 885-  9237.   Lindner piano, 5 years old, apt.  size, 500 lbs., excellent condi-  tion. Phone 886-2811.   Lenses, Konica 135 mm, f3.2,  $150; Konica 200 mm. f3.5. $175.  Phone 885-3705.   Cord wood cut to your requirements. Will stack on delivery.  Phone 886-2834.   Three new Char Lynn hydraulic  steering motors, complete with  steering wheels, $100 ea. W. Ny-  gren, 886-2350.   Yamaha 90 cc Enduro, good for  hunting. Will take reasonable  offers. Phone 886-7338.  . Houseboat. 26' fibreglass pontoon, fibreglass roof, prop., stove  fridge, heater, $9200 or offers.  Phone 885-3705.   Three new Char Lynn hydraulic  steering motors, complete with  steering wheels, $100 ea. W. Nygren, 886-2350.  ��� FORRENT  Available Dec. 15, 2 bedroom  furnished trailer. Sorry, no dogs.  Phone 886-2887.        Waterfront house, Gower Point  area, 2 bedrooms, older type but  cozy. Phone Ken Crosby, 886-  2481.   Furnished suite, W/W carpets, 3  piece bath, fridge and stove.  Avail, immediately, $180. Phone  886-7629.   Small furnished cottage. Electric  heat, lower Gibsons, no dogs.  $148. Phone 886-7810.   Maple Crescent Apts., 1662  School Road, Gibsons. Suites for  rent. Cablevision, parking, close  to schools and shopping. Reason-  able rent. Apply Suite 103A.  3 bedroom house, cream color,  waterfront, across from post  office, $200 a month. Available  Dec. 15. Phone Vancouver 874-  9574.    ���WANTED TO RENT  Furnished houses in Gibsons area  March 1,1976 to October 31,1976  Contort Paddy Moore, 665-8024.  ���TRAVEL  NORTHWEST TRAVEL LTD.  Fly to the Sun  Hawaii or Mexico  For that Special Holiday we  suggest Sunflight's  Mexican Riviera Suncruise  $499 and up.  Local Agent  AGNESLABONTE  is ready  to assist you  in  her  home on Fairmont Rd., Gibsons.  PHONE 886-7710  HOLIDAYS  to Hawaii, Mexico, Florida,  Disneyland, Reno  Representing  Sun Flight. AH Fun,  Funseekers, Redwing,  C.A.T.   Tours,   World   Tours  PENINSULA TRAVEL  AGENCY  Dental Block, Gibsons  886-2855  Graduate    Canadian    Travel  College.  ��� MOBILE HOMES  SUNSHINE COAST  MOBILE HOME PARK  & SALES  12 x 62 Statesman, 2 bedroom,  fully  carpeted,   Colonial   decor,  deluxe     appliances     including  washer and dryer  USED MODELS  10 x 50 Great Lakes, 2 bedroom,  fully furnished, air conditioned,  very clean.  On view at. Sunshine Coast  Trailer Park.  Pbone 886-9826 ,   .  12' x 56' 2 bedroom mobile'fiomeY  3 years old. 8' x 10' heated storage room and sundeck attached.  Excellent condition. Set up in Mo-;  bile Home park. Phone 886-7801.  ���PROPERTY  FOR SALE  ~~-            ONE ACRE r~  Must sell. Lower Rd., Roberts  Creek, 125' x 350*. Hydro and  Reg. water, $13,500 firm. Phone  886-7695.       .. ��� -T  Gibsons, semi-waterfront lot  with all facilities, selectively  cleared. 886-2738.  Roberts Creek. Fully serviced  lots for sale on Marlene Road.  Phone 886-7896 or 886-7700.  ncoast  .ESTATES UD,.  Local phone -  Direct Line -  -885-2241  -685-5544  ROBERTS CREEK  AND AREA  ROBERTS CREEK R2���Several lots to choose from,  all nicely treed and serviced  with paved road, water and  power. Average size is 75' x  140'. Priced from $9,000 to  $10,500. Call Dave Roberts,  885-2973.  LANGDALE  Deluxe View Home ��� One  minute to Langdale ferry. 3  bedrooms, ensuite plumbing,  spacious kitchen, large living  room, sundeck, 2 finished fireplaces, full basement, large  foyer, etc., ETC!!! $24,900  down, take over bank mortgage. Call Dave Roberts to  view. 885-2973.1  The recycling Depot is constructed  from recycled wood ��� otherwise  known as lumber��� as Gibsons Sunnycrest Plaza. The recycling operation which  will  eventually  operate  on the entire Sunshine Coast is being  initiated by Tom Haigh. The depot  will accept the recyclables, specifically tin, paper and glass.  ROUND TABLE  King Arthur's Round Table is traditionally believed  .to have been the site of the  first Christmas feast. References to the famous king  have been traced back to as  early as 600 AX).  it**'*-"'    * "  CONSULT US FOR ALL  YOUR INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS  MEMBER ��� MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE  Phone 886-2000 ��� Gibsons, B.C.  SECHELT.In area of lovely new  homes. 63' x 120' lot, mostly  clear. $14,000  ROBERTS CREEK: Nicely wooded lot 73' x 154'. All services  underground, blktop street. Close  to beach. $11,000.  GOWER POINT AREA: Gently  sloping 65' x 165* cleared lot ���  ready to build. $11,500.  69'   x   250'   view   lot.   Easy  walking    distance    to    beach.,  $15,000 full  price ��� attractive  terms of $5,000 down,  balance  monthly payments.  GIBSONS: Small charming 2 bedrm. cottage on level view lot  quiet residential area. $27,50C  cash or $28,000 on attractive  terms.  , Half block to beach. Nicely  maintained 4 room cottage, hall  basement, electric heat. Lot size  50' x 150'. $32,000 and terms are  available.  SEASIDE PLAZA  LISTINGS WANTED  DROP IN AND SEE US  Norm Peterson ��� 886-2607  I.O.F. member Graham Allen presents a cheque for $50 to the Tot Lot  at Gibsons United Church hall last  week. The cheque was accepted by  Gloria Charlebois, left, and her  son John. The money was donated by  the 250 member I.O.F. to help the,,  mothers and their tots operate the  Tot Lot, which is being sponsored by  the Jack and Jill Child Minding  Co-op and ihe Sunshine Coast Resources Society.  E. McMYNN AGENCY  Real Estate and Insurance  Phone Eves., Ron McSavaney ��� 885-3339  Looking for a safe investment? How about one of these:  3 lots in the Granthams area, very good holding properties  with good potential. Priced at only $6,000 each..  One large lot with excellent view in developing area; also  good holding property. Asking $9,750. I  New subdivision in West Sechelt. See these lots for immediate building.. Water, Hydro, road, etc., in rapidly developing  area. Different sizes and different prices. $11,500 to S13J500.  Phone 886-2248  Box 238 Gibsons, B.C.  Charles English Lid.  REAL STATE & INSURANCE  GIBSONS, B.C.       Ph. 886-2481  SUNNYCREST SHOPPING CEN-RB  TOLL FREE 687-6445/  NOTARY PUBLIC ��� APPRAISALS  5 ACRES view property top of Orange Rd. All/year stream  1,300 sq. ft. home with 4 bdrms. 3 good outbuildings, 1 excellent shop and large concrete block builoihg used as  barn. Fenced and portly cleared. This developed acreage  is easily financed on $56,000.       - /  GOWER POINT: Large view lot with subdivision potential.  Very attractive 1148 sq ft. home with nltural wood interior. Sundecks and curving driveway. Hxcellent buy at  $59,500. ^  ALDERSPRING ROAD, Gibsons: Beaut$i  with view of harbor. This large home is  has partly developed upstairs. A real "  $35,500. ,  65 x 217 ft. lot on Grandview Ret,1  cellent value at $10,900.  illy kept home  l full bsmt. and  lily home, only  Artie  Ken Crosby ��� 886-2098  Don Sutherland ��� 885-9962  George Cooper ��� 886  Jay j  ower Point. Ex-  ney ��� 885.2164  iflsaer ��� 8854300  Mulled Fruit Pilnch  1-46 oz. can orange  fruit punch  1-46 oz. can apricot  nectar  V4  7LMS5JFIF& ADS  L  Combine all Ingredients in la  to boil. Cover and simmer for,  from heat and let stand for V- __  spices out. Garnish with orang  cloves, after pouring into puntj  20 servings, punch cup size.  . lole allspice  &ches stick cinna-  lion  pmon sliced thin  _e saucepan; bring  10 minutes. Remove  ir. Reheat and strain  slices studded with  bowl. Makes about Leisure page  At 81  He loves to paint ships  Lionel .Singlehurst sailed  around the world four times before he was 21.  ;  He'll tell you that with pride  .and he'll also tell you with pride  all about the places he's been because Lionel Singlehurst is proud  I of having been associated with  | the old sailing ships.  Brigantines, the Cutty Sark,  ICape Horn, Pitcairn.Island, Fiery   fy Cross.  Those are some, of the  Vy names that Lionel uses freely  when he tells you about those  glorious days, of romance  and adventure when brigantines  raced from Liverpool, 'round the  Horn, and down to Australia.  V Lionel, who along with his wife  Tilly, live on North Fletcher  Road in Gibsons, says his father  tried to discourage him from going to sea.  "My dad went to sea when he  was 12 years old," remembers  Lionel, "and when I was a schoolboy and told him that I. wanted to  go to sea, he said, 'You can't go  to sea 'because we'd lose you  through a scuttlehole.' "  So, Lionel says, he ran away to  sea. Well, not exactly ran away,  but let's just say he was pretty  determined to. go. His first experience on the saltchuck was on tugboats. ���      /  "But that didn't satisfy me, I  wanted to get into some of the  deep water." So he joined the full  rigged ship the Fiery Cross which  ran from Liverpool to China. It  was the same ship that in the  early 1860s set, a speed record  on a passage from Liverpool to  Melbourne.  The ship, a replica of an earlier  Fiery Cross that was lost in the  China Sea in 1860, made the passage under Captain J. Dallas in a  record time of 81 days. It was carrying 1200 tons of cargo at the  time. ' '  That trip was before Lionel's  time, of course, Lionel being only  81 years old now, but he still remembers passing some of the  "new": steamers when his ship  was under full sail.  "We would pass them at 18  - knots when they were only making 12 and we would hold up our  tow' lines to them." He explains  that such good time, naturally,  can only be done when going  south with the fair winds. Going  the other way against the prevailing wind takes considerably more  time. . /  Lionel doesn't sail much' more  these days. But that doesn't mean  he hasn't anything to do with  sailing ships any more. Besides  the fact that he loves to sit around  and talk about those days, he also  relives them through his paintings.  He has never been a professional artist although he has won  several awards for his paintings  that depict the old sailing ships.  His wife Tilly explains that Lionel  has always liked to draw but he  never considered art professionally. (He was a house painicf and  decorator by trade.)  Lionel took a painting course by  correspondence.  "They wanted me to paint still  life but I wanted to paint ships."  He says he was encouraged by  one teacher at school who told  him to forget about the still life  and concentrate on what he wanted to do. He did, and beside the  awards he's received he now has  paintings in various parts of  Canada.  He's also very critical about  his. art. .He explains that every  piece of rigging, every rope, has a  purpose on a ship ahd he can look  at a marine painting and tell  whether or not the artist knows  his ships.  "It annoys  me,"  says Tilly,  "When we go to Vancouver to  look at paintings and I always  have to tell Lionel not to be so  critical."  "Well," explains Lionel,. "I can  look at a painting arfd see if the  artist is a mariner or not. It hurts  me to see the mast or part of the  rigging in the wrong place."  How  does   he   remember  all  those   intricate   details   of   the  ships? Very easily he says, by  memory.  "I can easily forget something I  did yesterday but I remember  easily the things of sixty years  ago."  Lionel days he doesn't like to  copy photographs and he doesn't  like to copy other people's work  because then the painting is not  really your own.  �� lot of people have asked Lionel for his memories of the old  ships as set out by his paint and  brush. Sometimes he obliges, but  sometimes there's certain paintings he would rather not part with  Has the romance of the;  sailing era gone now?  Yes, to a certain extent. "But,  says Tilly who " shares the  thoughts of her husband, "the  best place for young people is  still at sea."  Lionel agrees as he says if he  were young again he would hop  on   a   ship  that's   bound   for  Australia.  But for now, he says, the best  place for him, is in a nice quiet  corner of the room, by the light of  a northern window, with his canvas, brush and palette.  "I'm going to start one of Pitcairn Island soon, he says. I was  there as a boy in 1919."  New 300 page  bibliography lists  books by native people  Trayalinga, Gardening Aprons  Long Sandwich Trays, all new  Hems from Sweden. Miss  Bee's, Sechelt.  A new bilingual edition'of a-  bibliography listing over - 1,500  Ttitk__jpf_bpc*s by and about  native peoples has been published by the Department of Indian  Affairs.  The bibliography, "About Indians," is intended as a tool for  NEARLY ONE ACRE  $14,800 CASH  ON HIGHWAY, OPPOSITE GOLF COURSE  READY TO BUILD ON  HAS OWN SPRING AND ROAD ALLOWANCE  ZONED FARMLAND  P.O.  A. SIMPKINS - BRICKLAYER  Box 517, Sechelt  885-2688  the growing number of teachers,  students, librarians and the general public who are interested in  learning more about the role of  native people in North American  society both past and present.  This is the first time the  bibliography has been issued in a  completely bilingual format. Also  included is a section of French  titles with reviews prepared by  French-speaking Indian university students.  The 300 page bibliography is  attractively illustrated ^ith photos depicting various activities of  contemporary Canadian Indians.  Copies of "About Indians" are  available free of charge from  Information Services, Department of Indian and Northern  Affairs, 400 Laurier Avenue  West, Ottawa, Ontario, KI A 0H4.  Sunshine Coast Regional District  NOTICE  CHANGE OF MEETING DATE  The December meeting of the Sunshine Coast  Regional District Board will be held on TUESDAY,  DECEMBER 30th, 1975 in the Board Room of  the    district    offices,    Sechelt,    at    7:30    p.m.  Mrs. A. G. Pressley,  Secretary-Treasurer  Woody Allen is star of the new  film, "Love and Death,"  ORANGE  HALVES ��� Cut  -oranges in half. Make three-  holes, equidistant, around  the edge of each half, about  W down from edge. Push  ends of pipe cleaners  through each hole, securing firmly at lower end. At  top of pipe cleaners, twist all  three ends together tightly.  Using another pipe cleaner  as a loop, attach to tree.  M.V. Titanium  and/or M.V. Hungry One  will be in Gibsons the last week of January  with Ling Cod, Red Snappers and Rock Cod  (Possibly Clams also)  If you wish to be notified 2-3days  in advance of ocrr arrival,  PLEASE CALL 886-2574  and leave name and phone number  .  We thank you for patiently waiting for fish  this winter.  Sunshine Coast News, December 16, 1975.    5  Raincoast collection shows  us who we are  Lionel Singlehurst can't get away  is his Fiery Cross under full sail.  from the sea. This  C(iristma3   recital  /Nutcracker Suite  The fifth annual mid-term recital by piano students of Arlys  Peters was held on Sunday after*  noon, December 7.  To begin the recital, Linda  Laing played White Christmas;  Rachel McKinnon, Carol of the  Bells; Barbara Nowoselski, Silver  Bells and Peter McKinnon,  Jingle Bells.  The special Christmas feature  this year was the performance of  the "Nutcracker Suite" by Tschai  kowsky. Lorraine Goddard narrated between the -numbers.  Tim Montgomery played the  Overture. .David, Atlee,, Dawne  Atlee, Stephen" Hamm', Kim>  Clapham, Dawne Atlee and Bar- -  bara Jackson interpreted the following respectively: March,  Dance of the Candy Fairy, Russian Dance, Arabian Dance,  Chinese Dance and Dance of the  Reed Flutes. Then while Mario  Reiche musically set the' stage,  Nancy Montgomery, ballerina,  danced the Waltz of the Flowers.-  In the next section Carol Montgomery played Silent Night;.  Brian MacKay, We Three Kings;  Janet MacKay, It Came Upon a  Midnight Clear; Becky McKinnon  Adeste Fideles; Glenda Holland,  What Child is This?; Kelora  Schroers, Christmas Dreams and-  Tim 'and Nancy Montgomery  played the duet Toymaker's  Dream.  The concluding set had Audrey  Kiene playing Santa Claus is  Coming to Town; Barabra Clapham, Christmas Song; Heather  Wright, Winter Wonderland;  Sandra McQuarry, Estrillita (Little Star) and Brian Hobson, Yule-  tide Sonatina. -  Following some closing remarks  Gail Stewart played We Wish You  a Merry Christmas Upon which  all the students in chorus gave  their   parents   the   same   wish.  Refreshments were served.  RAINCOAST Chronicles First  Five by Howard White, Harbour  Publishing, 271   pages,  $12.95.  Reviewed   by   ROB   DYKSTRA  I suppose to review a book  properly you've got to sit down  and read it cover to cover and  then turn it inside out and read  it cover to cover again. It's unfair to pass judgment on anything  until you know and understand it.  But this book I haven't read  cover to cover and. somehow I  don't feel guilty on passing  judgment on it without having  done so. It's not that kind of a  book.  ���3ooks  Raincoast Chronicles First Five  is not the kind of book you pick  up and read cover to cover because doing so would be doing an  injustice to it. The whole.thing,  the collection of historical articles  the dramatic journalism, the  drawings, the sepia photographs,  are collectively like a poem.  You don't pick it up, read it,  and put it back on the bookshelf  until two years hence when one  of your friends comes along to  admire the dust jacket. It's the  kind of a book that you pick up  again and again; it should be  savored by the mind, savored by  the viscera; the book is a mood.  It's the mood of the rum runners, the coastal schooners, the  mist-shrouded Indian villages,  the salt and tar of the sea, the  coastal inlets that everything but  rain and tide forgot. The tooth-  nail loggers and ghost camps, the  legendary Haida chiefs with stories, and myths, and spirits that  challenge old man time himself.  It's the mood of salt fish and  kelp, of gillnets and floating  shacks, the mood of eccentric  old loners, steam operated donkey engines, missionaries and cedar, and gyppos and tugboats,  of chokerbells, of Chinese women  in canneries, of weather ��� and  waiting.  I spent part of my youth growing up on the B.C. coast, but I  spent an even larger part growing up in Europe and Eastern  Canada. Both of these latter  places exist in a special milieu ���  a milieu enriched by history and  culture.  <6ue_t Clectric Uta.  ���' ELECTRICAL  iENGlNEERING  & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons,  Rpberts  Creek.  & Madeira Park  385 3133  .   J: McKenzie  Ron "Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise 3ay Rd.       Sechelt  P.O. Box 387 VON SAO  s*nta Claus  Specials  FROM US TO YOU  WARM 'N'WOOLYTO  PLEASE THE MEN  ON YOUR LIST  PIONEER MACKINAW JACKETS  SINGLE BACKS $Hh9ST NOW $18.95  DOUBLE BACKS $30:95- NOW $26.95  BELL JACKETS $24^5" NOW $19.95  BUCKEYE SHIRTS $&9ST.... NOW $7.95  WHITE RAM CARDIGANS S27-NOW $24  PLUS A GREAT SELECTION OF GIFT IDEAS  MARINE MEN'S WEAR LTD.  Mastercharge Gibsons Chargex  5  I have always thought of British Columbia as a place lacking in  these things. ' It was a place  long isolated from the mainstream and since it lacked history  and culture, it lacked the depth to  retrospectively give life meaning,  and moreso, a justification.  Raincoast Chronicles really  changes that. It makes the coast  come alive. It gives it a spirit.  As Vancouver Sun columnist Bob  Hunter states in the introduction  to the book, Chronicles is all  about dragging our past for an  image that will let us like ourselves a little better.  Raincoast Chronicles contains  136 photographs, 100 drawings,  and 50 essays and stories.There  are poems and stories by Peter  Trower, Les Peterson, Scott  Lawrance, Howard White, Hubert Evans arid a host of others.  Basically it's five issues of the already well known Chronicles plus  some new material. Putting it all  together in one book gives us a  wealth  of history,  a wealth  of  mood, and an entire sense of ourselves.v  Raincoast Chronicles First Five  IS the west coast experience.  Nothing more need be said.  MOSTLY METAL  Metals account for 88 percent  of the total mineral value in the  Yukon Territory.  FLOATS  ILog or styro float? toft  lorder, gangplankaM  \ wharves, anchors - Calm  [us for your requirements  CaU BERT CARSON I  886-2861 j  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  |   All offerings go to the Save the Chili  _v? Fund  Everyone is Welcome  on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. to hear  Sunshine Choristers  INTER CHURCH CAROL SERVICE  at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church  PAJAK ELECTRONICS Co. Ltd.  and  CAM GARD SUPPLY  ARE HAVING A BONANZA TRUCKLOAO SALE  DECEMBER 17 ��� 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.  HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS ON SALE:  ��� Jana CB Radios (Package Deals)  ��� Electronic Educational Kits  ��� RD Series Roberts 8 track players  ��� Rear Deck Speakers  ��� Home Intercoms  ���TV Antenna Rotors  LLOYD'S  Record Players, 8 Tracks, Decks, Speakers  .  pP �� ��       Pocket Radio with purchase over $35  Lower Village     886-/333 Gibsons  ___I__I__E  SIMPLIFIED  DO-IT-YOURSELF  ROOF DRAINAGE SYSTEM  HEAVY GAUGE ALUMINUM GUTTER  IN WHITE  Heavy gauge gutter and downpipe is light in  weight for easy handling and the baked on  enamel finish ensures years of blister free  service while retaining its bright glossy  finish. Carefree aluminum will not rust or  corrode and the system Is made for the do-  ti-yourselfer.  PLYWOODS  HIGHWAY 101, GIBSONS  Phone  886-9221  Office hours: 8 to 5, 6 days a week  PER LIN. FT. 6    Sunshine Coast News, December 16, 1975.  Foster Parents Plan  Gibsons resident 'adopts9 boy  A very special commitment has  ��� been made by Joan Thompson of  Gibsons. Joan has recently 'adopted' little nine year old Justo  Pastor   Quinones   of   Columbia  through the Foster Parents Plan.  Joan is an employee of B.C.  Ferries and is presently holidaying in Hawaii. Her monthly contribution of $17 will provide the  family with a cash grant, distribution of goods such as vitamins,  blankets, towels, soap and other  useful items, medical and dental  care, the sustained guidance and  counselling of social workers and  the benefit of special programs. A  strong emphasis is placed on edu-  ' cation, notes public relations officer for the  foster  plan,   Anas-  tasia Erland.  She goes on to explain that all  Foster Children (and their brothers   and   sisters,   if   possible)  must  attend   school.   Vocational  ' training courses are available to  ' Foster 'Children,   their  brothers  'and sisters and in some cases,  ' their parents. The aim is to give  the   family   the   tools   to   help  them  become  independent  and  self-supporting. Special programs  adapted to  the   needs  of each  ^country also  meet   these   aims.  Foster Parents and Foster Children correspond monthly (letters  are translated by PLAN) and often develop warm and affectionate relationships which mean as  much to the child as the material and financial aid.  CONTRAST  There is a gicat contrast between the life of Justo's family in  Columbia and the life of a typical  Canadian family. Justo's father is  a carpenter, 42 years old. The  caseworker for the family describes him as loving and responsible and a man who uses his  earnings to solve the family  needs as largely as possible.  The monthly income of the family amounts to U.S. $45 per month  Out of that amount $25 is spent on  food, $10 on clothes, $3.50 for  school supplies, $1.70 for electricity, $1.35 for laundry soap, $1.35  for charcoal, and 85 cents for  drinking water from a neighboring house.  Justo's mother, Maria Conception de Quinones, is 36 years old.  The caseworker says she is dedicated to her household and the  care and raising of her children.  She sews clothes for her friends  in order to help support the  family.  JUSTO PASTOR QUINONES  ... brighter future  NO SANITATION  The family does own its own  home which is more than can be  said for many present-day Cana-'  dian families who are finding  Canadian prices inhibiting. But  the Columbian home of this family is a 7 x 10 metre wooden house  with a cardboard roof. The house  has four rooms, a living room,  two bedrooms and a kitchen.  In the living room there is one  table, four chairs and the father's  tools. In the first bedroom you  find one wooden bed and a sewing machine. In the second bedroom there are three beds with  their bed linen and a wooden  trunk where the clothes are kept.  The kitchen contains a wooden,  firepit and some utensils on the  shelf. There are no sanitary facilities in the house.  MEDICAL PROBLEMS  Some of the members of the  Quinones family had medical,  problems but their health has  been improving since Foster plan  doctors began taking care of  them. When the Plan learned of  the distressing situation of the  family, help was promptly given  by another foster parent who is no  longer able to support Justo  Pastor, and his family. Officials  now report that with the help of  Joan Thompson conditions have  been improving but the situation  still cries out for urgent assistance and encouragement.  A description of Justo himself  shows us that he is an eight  year old boy who is of normal stature for his age. He has dark skin  and curly black hair. He dresses  poorly but what he wears is always clean and well cared for. He  is attending elementary school in  the third grade and he says he enjoys it very much. He likes to play  soccer, marbles or tops with his  friends in his spare time. Sometimes he must help his parents a  little too.  "WELL. WHAT TALES OF WOE DOES MY LITTLE NEUROTIC  DING-A-LING HAVE TODAY?"  Is the sending of cards  getting out of hand?  $4 m  for UIC  This is Your Life  Horoscope for the next week  By TRENT VARRO  ARIES - March 21 to April 20-  You will soon be in an advantageous position with regard to  business matters. Be firm and do  ��� not make any quick decisions until at least the beginning of n;xt  month.  TAURUS - April 21 to May 21-  Work and service will be highlighted for you at this time. Long-  range gains can be made by applying the golden rule. A great  deal of success can be yours with-  diligent work.  GEMINI   - May 22 to  June  21-  Nothing   should   deter   you   now  from   seeking   to   "build   for   th;  future."  A  determined  course  of  action   taken   now  will   help   you  greatly  if   it  is worthy and  does  not  entail  greediness.  CANCER - June 22 to July 22-  A  very   clear   image   of   "things  . to come" will show you now that  "you are on th_  right   track.  Keep  ��� following the path that you have  set out for yourself. Much can be  learned by study.   '  LEO   -  July   23  to  August  23 ���  Continue in the line of work  you  have  set out   for yourself during  the past three or four months. If  you should happen to receive  an  offer   of  "change"   think   VERY  carefully before you accept  it.  VIRGO - August 24 to Sept. 22 -  Virgo    persons    are    holding    the  key   to   some   great   benefit   for  the world of the future. Be steadfast  and  true,   you  can  do   much  for   humanity.    Have   courage   in I  LIBRA - Sept. 23 to October 23-  Your solar chart shows that you  should be "on top of the world."  Doors will be opened that heretofore seemed closed. Don't let  this exuberance run away with  you. Keep your head.  SCORPIO - Oct. 24 to Nov. 22-  Any thoughts you may have at  the present in the way of "romantic interlude" had best be kept  in the background at this lime.  You could cause a lot of heartache due to some foolish move.  SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23 - Dec. 21  Business matters should have been  good last week, but. this coming  week they should be even better.  Things are good and getting better  by leaps and bounds in the.chart  for  Sagittarius.  CAPRICORN - Dec. 22 to Jan. 20  Some surprising news may come  to you this next week that might  be a little puzzling. This doestv't  mean that it will be bad news,  just puzzling. Have a close friend  help you figure it out.  AQUARIUS - Jan. 21 to Feb. 18 -  There's a wonderful chance right  now to re-make your entire life  if you desire to do so. You'll find  out in your life check-up that it  was worth it. New understandings  of others can be yours.  PISCES - Feb. 19 to March 20 -  Keep your eyes and ears open for  some good opportunities coming  your way shortly. There's a possibility that you won't "see the  woods for the trees." Be careful  Unemployment insurance, which puts an  ever-increasing burden on  employer, and employee  alike, will pay out $4 billion  this year in benefits. Of  the beneficiaries, 37 per  cent are under 25. Only  28.5 per cent are heads of  family units, while 17 per  cent are part-time workers.  Benefits up  last year  Statistics Canada reports that the  net benefit paid to claimants under the Unemployment Insurance  Act reached $236 million in Sep  tember, an increase of 87% from  the $126 million disbursed a year  earlier. The'average weekly payment advanced 15% to $85.23  from $74.11.  Initial and renewal claims received in September numbered  215,000, up 26% from the September 1974 total of 171,000.  For the first nine months of  1975, net payments under the act  amounted to $2.46 billion, an increase of 47% from the $1.67 billion paid out in the corresponding  period last year.  Reports show there were 676,-  000 people unemployed in Canada during the month 6f October.  That was 10,000 less than the previous month of September.  Don't expect a Christmas card  from Elizabeth Post this year.  North America's leading expert on etiquette says the growing custom of sending cards to  "everyone and anyone with  whom you have a nodding acquaintance" is getting out of  hand.  "For many people it's become  a contest to see how many cards  they can display on their mantel," the granddaughter-in,-law of  the legendary Emily notes disapprovingly. "That's not the spirit of Christmas!"  Holiday cards should be sent to  people you really wish to greet,  but who are "not quite close  enough to you to exchange  gifts," Mrs. Post says.  Select presents with common  sense, she counsels. "Limit them  to close friends and relatives���  ahd to what you can afford. If  you're an aunt or a grandmother,  ask the child's parents what he or  she wants, or consult the child  yourself."  Handwritten thank-you notes  for holiday gifts are no longer necessary, she says (although they  remain "Obligatory" for wedding  presents). "You can say thanks in  person or on the phone, but it is  never wrong to send a note in addition."  But do try to remember who  sent what, so you can avoid a  social faux pas such as the one  Mrs. Post once made: "A couple  who are close friends of ours  gave us a box of assorted cheeses  for Christmas one year, and I forgot about it. We entertained them  during the holidays and I remarked: 'Honestly, I can't understand  people who would give cheese as  a gift. What could possibly show  less imagination?' They burst out  laughing. . .and they've sent  cheese to us every year since!"  Elizabeth Post's idea of a good  holiday party is one to which children of all ages are invited. "I  think there's nothing nicer than a  dinner where you get out your  best glasses and china and let the  whole family see what a lovely  table can look like."  School board briefs  the face of adversity. t before   condemning   others.  (Copyright 1975 by Trent Varro. All rights reserved.)  Superintendent John Denley  suggested to the board that  school be closed one hour earlier  than normal on the last day before Christmas holidays. The  board agreed to the suggestion.  The last day of school is Friday,  December 19. School resumes  January 5, 1976.  . ���    ���        ��� *  Trustee-elect Don Douglas felt  more money was needed to complete Elphinstone Secondary. He  PORT MELLON INDUSTRIES  GIBSONS CREDIT UNION  ;    P.O. Box 715  NOW OPEN FOR PUBLIC MEMBERSHIP  YOUE ENQUIRIES ARE INVITED  IF YOU NEED CASH FOR CHRISTMAS  COME AND SEE US - WE CAN HELP YOU  Gibsons  said the walls needed painting,  and there was a need for shelving  in the gymnasium and in some of  the classrooms. He emphasized  that these items were needed immediately.  Douglas said he was also of the  opinion that Elphinstone would  presently operate better on shifts.  The school was built to accommodate approximately 600 students  but now has 900 students. The  extra 300 students will attend the  new Sechelt Junior High next  September.  STA President George Matthews has also stated that many  teachers and students favor the  shift system to alleviate present  crowding.  CALL NOW  886-2833  DPFICE HOURS:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekdays  10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturdays  Closed Mondays  Closed for Lunch: 12:30 to 1:30  CBC Radio  CBC radio will be continuing  a Christmas tradition by presenting Handel's Messiah, Tuesday,  December 23 on the AM network.  The Messiah will be performed  by the Toronto Mendelssohn  Choir conducted by Elmer Is-  lier. Lois Marshall is soprano,  Gwendolyn Kittebrew is mezzo-  soprano, Charles Bressler is  tenor, and Donald Bell will sing  bass baritone.  The program runs from 8:03 to  10;40p.m.  Open house parties also get the  Post approval. "With so much  seasonal entertaining, they give  guests a chance to come and go  when they like. And you can accommodate all your friends.  Serve a buffet with turkey and  ham and side dishes���or simply  cakes and cookies with an eggnog  and a hot mulled cider punch."  If your budget is really tight,  you might consider a B.Y.O. party, she says���one where guests  bring their own food and drink.  "But most hosts will want to provide for their guests at holiday  time."  All this would seem to call for  much advance planning. "I like to  think I get ready for Christmas in  August or September, but actually," she laughs, "I'm frantic  around December 15th!"  Construction  continues to  crawl up  On a national scale this country  may be experiencing a building  slump but figures in this area indicate that construction is still on  a steady, albeit slow,  increase.  The November building inspector's report for the village of  Gibsons shows that seven permits  were issued this year during  November compared to six last  year. However, most of last  month's permits were for additions rather than new buildings.  Construction values were down  considerably over the same  month last year. Values were  $82,000 this year and $214,000  last year. J  For the year to date 61 permits  have been issued at a construction value of $3,058,000 compared to 56 permits last fear  valued at $1,160,000. /j  The building inspectoral report for Sechelt shows th_rt six  permits were issued last month  compared to only three foil the  same month last year. Construction values were $105,000 and  $82,000 respectively.        //  The year to date shows/that 68  permits have so far been issued a  for a total construction value of  $1,836,000. Last year to/the end  of; November 55 permits were  issued for a construction value of  $1,225,000.  CHURCH  SERVICES  ANGLICAN  Rev. David H. P. Brown  St. Bartholomew's  Morning Service ���11:15 a.m.  2nd and 4th Sundays  8:00 a.m. Holy Communion  St. Aidan's  Worship Service 2 p.m.  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30a.m. ���St. John's.  Davis Bay  11:15a.m.���Gibsons  Office ��� for appointments  Tues���9:30-12:30  Wed. ��� 12;30 - 3:30  Fri���9:30-12:30  886-2333  BAPTIST CHURCH  Pastor F. Napora  Office  886-2611.   Res.   885-9905  CALVARY - Park Rd.,  Gibsons  SUNDAYS  Morning Worship 9:30 a.m.  Sunday School 10:45 a.m.  Evening   Fellowship   7:00   p.m.  1st. 3rd and 5th Sunday  Thursday  ��� Prayer  and   Bible  Study 7:30 p.m.  ROMAN CATHOLIC SERVICES  Rev. T. Nicholson, Pastor  TIMES OF SUNDAY MASS  7:30 p.m. Sat. eve. at Our Lady  of Lourdes  Church  on  the  Sechelt Indian Reserve.  9:00 a.m.   at The  Holy  Family  Church in Sechelt.  11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church  in Gibsons.  Phone 885-9526  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  Member P.A.O.C.  Phone 886-7107  Highway and Martin Rd.  Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Morning Worship 11 a.m.       V  Evening Service 7 p.m.  Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m.  Pastor G. W.Foster  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School 10:15 a.m.  Worship Service 11:00 a.m.  Revival 7:00 p.m.  Bible Study Wed., 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  Church services are held each  Sunday at 11:15 a.m. in St.  John's United Church, Davis  Bay.  Wed. Eve. Testimony 7:30 p.m.  Everyone Welcome'  Phone 885-3157 or 886-7882  Stepping up to say thanks for  your goodwill and patronage.  We get a boot out off serving you.  Have a merry2  Campbell's Family Shoes  & Leather Goods  885-9345  I  1  I  *i  2  I  I  1  CIjri��fttta�� Bap  SAILINGS  O HORSESHOE BAY-LANGDALE  To permit as many members of our crews  and terminal personnel as possible to be  with their families on Christmas Day, the  following schedule will be in effect on  December 25,1975 only.  Horseshoe Bay  Lv Langdale  7:55 am  6:45 am  10:10  9:00  12:25 pm  11:15  2:40  1:30 pm  4:55  3:45  7:10  6:00  9:25  8:15  British Columbia Ferries  Vancouver 669-1211      Langdale 886-2242  Saltery Bay 487-9333  Department of Transport and Communications  Sunshine Coast Regional District  NOTICE  HOLIDAY SCHEDULE  FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION  Gibsons Heights, Gower Point  , Garbage normally scheduled for collection on Thursday, December 25, 1975, will be collected on Wednesday, December 24, 1975.  Wilson Creek, Davis Bay, Selma Park  Garbage normally scheduled for collection on Friday,  December 26, 1975, will be collected on Saturday,  December 27, 1975.  Roberts Creek (Cemetery to Provincial Park Site)  Garbage normally scheduled for collection on Thursday, January 1, 1975, will be collected oh Wednesday, December 31, 1975.  (Mrs.) A. G. Pressley,  Secretary-treasurer  (TART YOUR CHRISTMAS EARLY  ijoy a scrumptious Turkey Dinner  on December 21  [SPECIAL.  .95  We would like to wish our patrons  a/very merry Christmas and thank  lem all for their support  iince we opened in May  Iden City Restaurant  WE WILL BE CLOSED  FROM DEC 23 - 30 FOR  STAFF HOLIDAYS BUT  WILL REOPEN FOR  NEW YEAR'S EVE  885-2511  WHARF ST.  SECHELT Special travel feature  is coming of age  by STEVE LEE  Steve Lee, a graduate of Elphinstone Secondary School,  roamed the globe for a while and  decided to settle In New Zealand for an undetermined length  of time. Steve I* attending the  University of Auckland and says  he likes it so much there that he  may stay on _��� complete his  master's degree.  From time to time we will be  printing special articles by Steve  that will deal with New Zealand's  reaction to the external and Internal changes tbe country will  experience in Its attempt to find a  new place In a new world.  AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND���  For those who have visited this  land, and even for those who  have a map of the world before  them. New Zealand would seem  the last plaice on Earth to be  worthy of any political attention.  There are few places in the world  that are as physically remote from  the great centres of human activity, thought and power. In distance and time, Washington, London, Moscow, Paris, New York,  Montreal, are all half a world  away, in either direction, from  these South Pacific islands.  The Tasman Sea, as wide as the  North Atlantic, puts this coun  try's nearest neighbor, Australia,  1300 miles away ��� three or four  days by fast liner.  The remoteness goes beyond  physical isolation. Economic, racial, political and cultural insularity have been the predominant  features of New Zealand society.  Even the Maoris who journeyed  here from their ancestral homeland, Havaiki, soon found themselves cut off from the other  Polynesian peoples and out of the  mainstream of Polynesian linguistic and cultural development.  In modern times, other than the.  export of abundant high quality  food stuffs and human cannon  fodder to meet the needs of its  British and more recently American imperial overlords. New .Sea-  land has kept to a minimum its  interactions with the world-at-  large.  Dr. Norman Alcock of the Canadian Peace Research Institute  commented in an interview earlier this year, that New Zealand had  a "Shangri-la complex." This  passive, relatively homogenous  population of three million has  enjoyed the twentieth century  free of civil strife and violent  crime, developing early in the  century one of the world's first  social welfare states. Maoris and  Caucasians of mainly British Des  cent inhabit a country that is  overwhelming in its physical  beauty ��� glacier capped mountain ranges, steaming thermal  pools, endless miles of golden  beaches, subtropical rain-forests,  arid deserts, plains of wheat,  smoking volcanoes and sunny  vinyards. This, coupled with the  nation's historical desire to limit its contact ahd interaction with  even its nearest neighbors,,  gives substance to the Shangri-la  criticisms. And the extent of the  complex is such that many New  Zealanders do, not regard claims  such as Dr. Alcbck's as criticisms,  but rather as compliments, referring to their nation as "God's  own" or "Godzone."  With a land area less than that  of Papua New Guinea, a smaller  population than Toronto, value of  international trade less than of  Peru or Malaysia, a rank of  sixteenth on the economic  standard of living scale, and with  its physical remoteness and  Shangri-la complex it would appear that New Zealand in 1975  is of little political or any other  significance.  Yet New Zealand is worthy of  attention. Events here could well  prove of vital interest and importance to the outside world.  In the past few years reces  sion, inflation, the 'fall' of Indo-  China to Communist governments, American neo-isolation-  ism, the rise of a new Europe, the  oil crisis and the muscle flexing of  the Third World have overtaken  these islands with great speed  and perhaps more immediately  serious consequences than in th��  cases of either North America of  Europe. New Zealand's reactions to these fast changing  political and economic circumstances deserves attention. Att  the turn of the century this coun-'  try was known as "the social,  laboratory of the world." When it  gave women the vote in 1891 anil  later with its social welfare legislation, New Zealand became a  model state and a pace setter for  the twentieth century. As we enter the last quarter of the century New Zealand may well prove:  itself, once again, a model and  a pace setter in its reactions to  and handling of economic, environmental and social issues.  Sunshine Coast News, December 16, 1975.   7  A NEW HIGH  The total value of mineral pro-i  duction in the Yukon Territory  increased to a new high of $185  million in 1974, up from $151  million in 1973, >'  DICK RANNIGER  term for  Ranniger  Dick Ranniger was again elected fire chief of the Howe  Sound Fire Protection District.  The elections were held at a recent meeting in the Gibsons firehaU. This will be the sixth year  that Ranniger will act as Chief.  His election this year was by  acclamation.  Other fire department officers  elected were: Ron Leachman and  Chris Hummel, captains; Carl  Horner and Doug Carmichael,  lieutenants; Ken Fiedler, chair-'  man; Greg Hogue, secretary-  treasurer, and Glen Stubbs,  club manager.  Elected to the entertainment  committee were Murray Crosby,  John Smith and Frank Muryn.  Public.relations will be handled  by Wally Venechuk.  Bubbly Cranberry. Punch  2 cans jellied cranberry sauce  (16 oz. size)  '/_ cup lemon juice  IV. cups orange juice  2 large bottles chilled  ginger ale  (28 oz. bottles)  Beat cranberry sauce until smooth and stir in  lemon and orange juices. Empty several trays of ice  cubes into a punch bowl and pour mixture over them.  Carefully add ginger ale and mix. Serve in punch cups.  About 20-25 cups.  Treat someone with  I  Gift Boxed  chocolates this Christmas I  Mushroom Lamps  GREA T FOR THE KIDS ROOM  OR ANY ROOM IN THE HOUSE  Pole Lamps  FIBREGLASS GLOBE  SHAPED LIGHTS WITH  RIPPLE DESIGN  Special  5.88  Chocolates $2.95  Tru-Value  ^Special  Cherry Chocolates $l-66  Check our record Department  10% off all Records     8 track tapes $2.99  $39.95  Comes in  RED.  WHITE  or BLUE  GAF 220  POCKET  CAMERA  Swag Lamps  PRICES FROM ASSORTED SIZES, SHAPES AND COLORS  ., ^_        ��� _     GLOBES, TIFFANY STLYE, CONTOURED GLASS, AND  $Ok   OK MANY MORE TO CHOOSE FROM.  <L���+J*^+J A BEAUTIFUL GIFTTO GIVE SOMEONE  THIS CHRISTMAS  Relax in Style and Comfort  RECLINER #777 '209.95  OXBLOOD NAUGAHYDE, 3 POSITION,  WITH CUSHION HEADREST.  SHEPHERD CASTERS FOR EASY AND CONVENIENT MOVING  ROCKER-RECLINER #790    '219.95  BROWN NAUGAHYDE HIGH BACK, WITH FORM���FITTING  BACK FOR EXTRA COMFORT  The tiny camera f  that shoots big I  colorful  pictures |  8  I  I  I  I  I  A SUPER GIFT THAT WILL THRILL  ANYONE   IN   THE   FAMILY   THIS  CHRISTMAS  COMES COMPLETE WITH WRIST  STRAP AND THREE MAGICUBES  1  SUPER 12  Philishave Shaver  FLOATING-ACTION    HEADS    GIVE    HIM  SPECIAL    SHAVING    COMFORT.  KSMKf���EtacntMCB  THE IDEAL GIFT  FOR ANY MAN  $41.95  Quality Lighters  by Bently, Gift Boxed  $5.95 to $7.95  RECLINER #799  '209.95  AVOCADO GREEN NAUGAHYDE 3 POSITION   WITH  HIGH  BACK.  SOFTLY ROLLED PADDED ARMS AND REVERSIBLE SEAT CUSHION.  RECLINER   #785  '209.95  EXTRA WIDE, 3 POSITION, GOLD NAUGAHYDE,  WITH SHEPHERD  CASTERS FOR EASY MOVING. HAS THE COMFORT AND LUXURY  YOU AL WA YS WANTED IN A RECLINING CHAIR.  SWIVEL ROCKER #P192  H99.95  HIGH BACK,   FINISHED IN A   BROWN  TONE  PLAID  TWEED    UPHOLSTERY    WITH    SKIRTED    BOTTOM.  STORE HOURS  MONDAY, DECEMBER 22 ��� 9-9  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23 ��� 9-9  WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24 ��� 9 - 5:30  THURSDAY, DEC. 25 CLOSED  FRIDAY, DEC. 26 CLOSED  SATURDAY, DEC. 27 CLOSED  Mastercharge        Chargex  Pen Sets  BY PAPER MATE. IDEAL FOR STOCKING STUFFERS  OR THAT SPECIAL GIFT  $2.49 to $20.00  i#* %  f >  Troi! Bay Mr?!! ���  gjg 885-2335 Sechelt  fc_h__.fc.n. ��m- *%*% _h_> ______i a-a.-i_--._-.-l-. a_> ^. *��� -.-.-.-.-.aa.a.a^-.aaaa^.^.aa.a.^.-.-.**-'-"*"*'*"*'*^' 8   Sunshine Coast News, December 16, 1975.  Reach for the top is the name of the  game in basketball as members of  Elphinstone Cougars and Cariboo Hill  Gibsons Lanes  High start off the game at Elphinstone last Saturday night.  News from the alley  "This column covers the last two  weeks of bowling.  Last Sunday we had our  Golden Age-Peewee Bantam  tournament and Celena Moore,  Neal Rogers and Alice Smith  came out the winners. This is a  godd tournament to watch as it  brings together the youngest and  the youngest at heart.  In league bowling, Diane Fitchell took top honors. Bowling in  the Thurs. Mixed league, Dianne  rolled a 341 single and had 895 for  three. Freeman Reynolds broke  out of a bit of a slump in the 9:00  p.m. Ball and Chain league with  games of 303 and 304 and a three  game total of 839. In the 7:00  p.m. Ball and Chain league Ken  Stewart rolled a 340 single and  Nora Solinski had a 303 single in  the Wednesday Coffee league.  Good games alii  Highest games for the last two  weeks:  Toes. Coffee: Marie Davidson  225-634; Jean Jorgenson 260-710.  Swingers: Mary Benyon 211-  562; Hugh Inglis 277-608.  ANIMAL FEASTS  Ancient tradition has lt  that animals helped spread  the joyous tidings of the  Birth of Christ. Because of  this, barnyard animals in  many countries are served a  special supper on Christmas  eve.  Cattle kneel ln their stalls  at midnight, on Christmas  eve, and for a moment have  the power of speech. This  belief, an old German legend, has been broadened to  include all animals.  Gtbaona A: Dianne Fitchell 267-  725; Art Holden 240-699; Art Holden 284-681; Henry Hinz 256-663;  Kathy Clark 247-703; Larry Braun  267-696.  Wed. Coffee: Nora Solinski  303-689; Marjorie Henderson  273-669; Darlene Maxfield 279-  736; Marilyn Strom 279-789.  Ball and Chain 7:00: Linda Leslie 242-684; Don MacKay 290-  680; Tom Burns 291-689; Ron  Qually 272-737; Ken Stewart 340-  747.    '     ���      .,  Ban _ Chain 9:00: Paddy Richardson 251-633; Gerry McConnell  280-753; Freeman Reynolds 304-  839.  Than. Mixed: Mavis Stanley  256-659; Dianne Fitchell 341-895;  Ron Cruice' 259-651; Vic Marteddu 289-711; Art Holden 277-760.  Legion: Joan Peers 238-620;  Carol McGivern 281-656; Ken  Skytte 263-700; Freeman Reynolds 255-730.  Y.B.C. BantamatCathy Hummel 102-202(2) Linda Harding  123-217; Neil Redshaw 103-205;  Andy Solinski 125-215.  Junta.*: Michele Solinski 191-  471; Don MacKay 206-525; Brian  MacKay 213-54Q; Geoff Spence  189-549; Grant GUI 201-572.  Senior*: Ann- Carson 227-582;  Mark Ranniger 294-734.  Ban on Balsam  Each year... and this one is no  exception . . . the British Columbia Forest Service reminds you  it's against the law to cut and  move balsam fir trees ahd  branches. They also take a dim  view on the cutting and transporting of any pine species from one  part of the province to another.  There's a good reason. The ban  on cutting balsam fir as Christ-1  mas trees involves a voracious insect called the balsam wooly  aphid. So far the hungry little bug  has been contained in a small  area of the lower mainland and  the south-western region of Vancouver Island, and Forest Service  officials want it to stay that way.  Its spread could threaten thousands of acres of timber in the interior ahd along the Island coastline.  With the pines, it's equally  destructive European pine shoot  moth which causes all the trouble.  "Moving these trees or their  branches only increases the  spread of the infestation," reports protection officer Mike  Finnis. "We now have both the  wooly aphid and the pine moth  contained . . thanks to the  general public who appreciate  our problems."  Sports Page  OTTAWA  and Small  Business  Be prepared for  wilderness  End this collective blackmail  By KENNETH McDONALD  WHITE HOUSE  CHRISTMAS TREE  In 1923, the first National  Community Christmas Tree  in the United States was  set up on the White House  lawn. The tree was a spruce  from President Calvin Cool-  idge's home state, Vermont.  The following, year, he  presided at a ceremony under the sponsorship of the  American Forestry Association, to urge the use of living Christmas trees.  Gibsons Winter Club  has Advertising space  available  Your order may  be placed with  O. HINCKS AND V. SCHNEIDER  886-7896 886-9906  M.E.TURNER  886-2184  Are you going out into the  woods for a hike? Or now with the  snow here are you planning to do  some cross-country skiing? Travelling nature's trails can be a  beautiful experience when it is  done with common sense and ar  respect for nature. >j  Your   walk   or   your   crosscountry ski, however, could turn .  into a tragedy if you walk off the'  beaten track and find yourself  lost or with a sprained ankle.  The Gibsons Wildlife Club in a  recent newsletter notes that when  going into wilderness areas, even  if only for a few hours, it is important to be properly prepared.  Before you leave on your trek,  tell a responsible person where  you are going, and when you will  be back. Dress properly for the.  season and also dress for the potential weather conditions.  Check your compass and make  sure it is working. Check all the  rest of your equipment to make  sure it is servicable and mark all  your small items with colored  tape or bright paint for easy identification and recovery.  When you're on the trail, tra  vel at the speed of the slowest  member of the parry. When  building a fire make sure it is on  sand or gravel. Conserve body energy and stay comfortable. Do not  overwork yourself .  One of the things you must not  do when going out into the woods  is wear brand new boots. If you  have purchased some new hiking  boots wear them around your  neighborhood for a while. If you  then get a blister you're close to  home.  Do not leave an open fire unattended. Do not overheat your  body and get your clothing wet  with perspiration. Don't be overconfident and don't panic if you  are confronted with an unusual  situation. If you meet trouble,  stop and think.  If you plan to spend a lot of  time outdoors, either winter or  summer, make sure you know the  ABC's of wilderness travel. The  provincial government has a  pamphlet available on what to do  and what not to do in the woods.  A copy tnay.be obtained by writing to the Fish and Wildlife  Branch, Parliament Buildings,  Victoria.  CHRISTMAS BIRD FEEDER  Those of you'who are kind to our fine, feathered friends  all year 'round'will want to add some extra holiday fare  to your bird feeder. Cranberries and popcorn make a special treat as do small boxes of suet ana seed.  Decorating a .small tree near your house will provide  color for you, and nourishment for the birds. Here are a  few suggestioits for decorating your bird tree:  The Canadian Federation of Independent  Business has recommended that public service  strikes at the federal level  be ruled out in all areas  which prejudice public  health and safety, or which  result in serious economic  damage. The collective  blackmail of the public  service ... strike must be  replaced by a form of  compulsory arbitration or  by final offer selection,  where each party presents  a proposal to an impartial  arbitrator knowing that  one of the proposals will  be selected and will become binding on both  parties. Thisr prevents  either side from proposing  an unreasonable solution���  which the arbitrator would  be obliged to reject.-  The wage part of  Ottawa's wage and price  controls is aimed not at  industrial trade unions,  where settlements are  already declining in step  with the declining economy, but at the unchecked  monopoly power of public  service unions. That's why  the postal union heads  tried so desperately to.  keep their strike going.  It wasn't the posties they  were thinking of, but  defeat of the Government's  anti-inflation program.  > in and ace the  _ ; from the  vtaa ronnti-tn,  fera-t. Mia* Bee'a, Scchek.  Wai  O .  .9.  o -<\  a  o L.  ���__,-V�� - .  "���$ttn<?Z,���<g? hurt &ji Jtt\i-t ��u    t,   j*z **s ...av  Members of the Elphinstone Senior  basketball team stood < still long  enough last week to have their photo  taken. The boys recently received  new warm-up jackets and pants  donated by the Gibsons Athletic Association. From left to right in the  Curling news  -V*V2 Sirt**} *t*  back row are Coach Gary Gray, Brad  Quarry, Ken Hincks, Trevor Swan,  Pat Gaines, Dave Lamb, and team  manager Jim Hilstad. In front row are  Bruce Goddard, Brent Lineker, Bruce  Brannan, Ray Boser,. Duane Anderson and Steve Miles.  I  A great family sport  by LISA KAMPMAN  Curious about what curling can  do for. you? Curling is a fun  game for all ages and if you  don't know how to curl yet, don't  let that stop you from coming out  to try.  Curling is a great social pastime for the housewife or family,  a fun evening out. For those of  you who are new to the area, it's a  great way to meet new friends,  and for others of you who have  been around for a while it's a fine  chance for new friendships. For  years the people of the prairies  have made curling their major  sporting pastime for those cold  winter evenings, so why not latch  onto a bit of that ol' prairie  pleasure? If you think curling  sounds like fun just wait until you  try it!  Curling is a great game and can  ' be learned in a very short time.  The equipment is cheap (too. Besides a warm sweater, and a pair  of toe-rubbers to keep you from  falling on the ice, the only other.  thing you need is a broom which  is the correct length and type to  match your style.  ) Just a reminder that if you still  have any questions, they can be  answered by phoning either  Harry Turner (886-2184) or Art  Craze (886-9882). they will be.  glad to help you in any way they  can.  As each long month passes, the  project seems to become more  and more like "a dream come  true" for the community. Now as  the arena nears, completion,  things are the brightest they have  been for the Winter Club. So  hang in there everybody I  WANTED  Used furniture or what  have yon  ats used mmm  WE BUT BEER  BOTTLES  Gitaona _ 886-2812  MOTO-CROSS BICYCLE $57.95  BEGINNERS TRICYCLE  .$16.88  10 SPEED ELIMINATOR $94.50  CCM TACK SKATES ......... .$87.95  SUPERTACKS $99.50  LARGE SELECTION OF BIKES AND TRIKt-S  ASSEMBLED TO CHOOSE FROM NOW  WE WILL HOLD 'TIL DEC. 24th  Trail Bay Sports Unlimited  Cowrie St.  885-2512  Sechelt  I       Going through the Change of Light?  WHETHER WIRING* A "NEW HOME, OR ADDING AN OUTLET, I  OfcfcER YOU PERSONALISED SERVICE AT ONE OF THE MOST  REASONABLE ISiATES ON .THE PENINSULA.  ||     SUPERIOR ELECTRIC  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE-  CALL R. SIMPKINS  885-2412  FOR. YOUR FREE ESTIMATE  United Church of Canada  SCHEDULE OF CHRISTMAS SERVICES  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21  Regular services of Worship  St. John's 9:30 a.m. ���Gibsons 11:15 a.m.  SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CHORAL SERVICE  GIBSONS UNITED CHURCH ��� 7:30 p.m.  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24  GIBSONS UNITED CHURCH  Carol Singing 10:30 p.m.  Special Christmas Eve Communion 11:00 p.m.  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28  REGULAR SERVICES OF WORSHIP  St. John's 9:30a.m. ���Gibsons 11:15a.m.  Give Yourself a Treat  WAKE UP CHRISTMAS MORNING TO AN  20 INCHES OF SUPERB COLOR  SET IN A CABINET OF  HARDWOOD SOLIDS AND  VENEERS FINISHED IN  NATURAL WALNUT  PHILIPS  885-2568  We Service  What we Sell  ELDORADO  At a bargain price of  $689  IT'S A PRESENT YOU DESERVE  FOR YOURSELF  * Unique modular 4 construction  Greater Quality Control  Low Cost in home service.  ��� 100% Solid State  Unmatched Reliability -    ' ,:  ��� Automatic Color Control  ��� Automatic Picture Control  ��� One Year Full Warranty  J & C ELECTRONICS  & APPLIANCES  In the Heart of Sechelt Woods Feature  Use imagination and liberate a sandwich  Sunshine Coast News, December 16, 1975.    9  Since the sandwich was incited in the -18th century, it  las undergone many changes,  lie sandwich of today is a liberated one! Submarines, sloppy  Sjoes,   saucy  open  facers   and  fayered  Vpoor boys"  put  the  id's model to shame. All ths  freedom is just what creative  tints need.  There are four basic ideas  bear in mind in sandwich  laking: make them-attractive,  lake them appetizing, make  lem nutritious and make them  atisfying.  The best way to start is to  lut 'variety into- your selecton  Pot breads. No need to limit  yourself to the everyday white,  bread. T/y dai��� or light rye,  Whole wheat, raisin bread or  buns, cheese breads, and even  hot dog or hamburger buns.  Next is the spread. Use any  easy-spreading staple food such  as butter, margarine, cream  -cheese, or mayonnaise. Then,  add various seasonings, spices,  herbs) cheeses, fruit juices, or  condiments. Try a dash of ore-  gano in a salami cheese tomato  sandwich ��� a hint of sage,  mixed into the butter for chicken or turkey sandwiches ���  a smidgeon of fresh dill or  snipped chives into the egg  salad sandwich  The variety of sandwich fillings is limitless but there are  a few, general points to use as  a guide. Fillings should be fla-  vorsbme and well-seasoned to  ���counteract the blandness ol  most breads. Make' fillings,  tnoise to facilitate spreading;  and to prevent dryness. Although some texture _is desirable, solid ingredients in fillings should be: finely chopped  or mashed. Most fillings are  best when made ahead and refrigerated until used. Fresh vegetables used as fillings or garnishes should be added, crisp  and cool, just before serving  time. Choose fillings tQ suit the  occasion. Use fiim, simple and  easily handled fillings for formal or stand-up occasions, and  more imaginative and more  elaborate ones for casual or informal get togethers.  Tart meat sandwich fillings  can be made with ground bol  ogna mixed with chili sauce,  chopped green onion and mayonnaise. Try grinding salami  and blending it with chopped  hard-cooked eggs, pickle relish  and mayonnaise. Of course,  cold cuts such as ham, head  cheese, liverwurst, salami,  corned beef, smoked meat are  always popular with a variety  of cheeses and pickled garnishes. '  HOW TO STOKE  SANDWICHES  Most cold sandwiches, with  the exception of those containing lettuce and tomato, can be  made in advance and stored in  a cool place. If possible; they  should be left whole, wrapped  in plastic film and stored in the  refrigerator. They will stay  fresh up to 24 hours.  For   longer   storage,   most  sandwiches   may   be   frozen.  Fillings made of meat,  poultry, fish and cheese freeze welL  Only a few ingredients are un-.  suitable for use in sandwiches  that are to be    frozen:    eggs  which "become tough and dry;  celery, cucumbers, lettuce and  other greens lose crispness; tomatoes, jam and jelly which  tend to  soak into  the  bread  during thawing  and luncheon  mea,   which   becomes   overly  salty. Salad dressings and mayonnaise  tend- to  separate but  this is not generally considered  a problem in frozen sandwiches  Sandwiches may be individually wrapped for freezing;  three or four with the. same  kind of filling may be packaged together. Do not wrap  large quantities together as  this will result in uneven freezing and thawing. Pack the sand  wiches in freezer bags and label each pekge as to type of  filling and date    of   freezing.  Sandwiches will keep up to six  weeks in the freezer.  MARINATED MUSHROOM  . SANDWICHES  % cup oil  3 tablespoons lemon juice  V* teaspoon garlic salt  V. teaspoon oregano ^  % teaspoon salt  %  teaspoon pepper -?  1 tablespoon Worcestershire  sauce f.  3%  cups  thinly  sliced much-  rooms  (about  % lb.)  % cup thinly sliced celery  Lettuce  6 slices Swiss cheese  6 slices rye bread, buttered.  Combine oil, lemon juice and  seasonings. Add mushrooms  and celery; let stand 1 hour,  a coffee break and were show  stirring occasionally, or refrigerate overnight. Place lettuce  leaf and cheese slice on each,  bread slice. Top with drained,  marinated vegetables. 6 open-  faced sandwiches.  It was a  terrible  trip;   I'd  seen both films.  Elphevents  by D.J. HAUKA  The Students' Council decided  that the students needed a Christmas tree. I volunteered my services, claiming I would not obtain,  one but two trees, one for the  courtyard, one for the foyer.  About a week later, I decided  it was time to get going on this  ambitious project. Phoning B.C.  Hydro and forestry services, for  information. This year it seems  you don't need a permit to cut  trees' on the power lines and it  soon became evident why.  The next morning three of us  set off. It was cold and snowing,  but we were in good spirits (not  the type that comes in a bottle).  Many furlongs later, we were cold  and shivering, and the reason we  didn't need a permit was evident.  There weren 't any trees!  Howevfer. perseverance and  luck wonl After a long journey a  beautiful;' nondeciduous and organic tree was found!  "Quick, the hatchet!" cried  one of the assistants, Peter  Black. "I'll have it down in three  swings or so!" The, other assistant and I waited, and waited,  and waited.  ST. MARY'S  THRIFT SHOP  WillbeclosingDec. 22  Re-opening Jan. 8,1976  Cowrie St.  Sechelt  "This hatchet.couldn't cut butter" our woodchopper muttered.  Finally after a half hour or so of  steady hacking the tree finally  fell. Only after we got it back  did we realize the tree was a  hemlock. We put it in the courtyard, decorated and admired it.  "Who got that tree?"  ' 'What a dog ��� a hemlock? "  I put my hands in my pockets,  started to whistle and walked off.  A second Expedition with a  larger hatchet and more assistants was more successful. We  brought in a beautiful specimen.  That is, as long as the proper side  is turned to the wall!  * Elsewhere in the news, a dance  Saturday night featuring the band  ��� Layden Argus went quite well.'  The band itself was good. A bit  too loud for the first quarter, but  eventually they turned down the  volume and made the sound level  acceptable.  The light show put on by the band  was also good, except a few feet  from the stage itself my eyes met  with a blinding flash that (as  blinding flashes-are wont to do)  left me blind for a moment or  (wo. A funny thing about dances.  Slowly your voice and hearing go.  Then as the night wears on your  energy fades. I wonder if that 60  , year old Swede can dance as long  as a 16 year old Canadian. 1 sin-  ice rely doubt it!  Elsewhere it's Christmas time  at Elphie. Decorations went up  with the forementioned trees and  with the snow it looks like it will  be a cheerful Yuletide. At least  with the decorations it makes the  school's otherwise barren walls  look nice for a change.  - The chess club is nearing its  finals and it looks like Brian Butcher and Stephen Clayton will  battle for the championship. A  new club has been formed  called the Radio Announcer's  club. In this club the P.A. system  is used as a radio station with  music pouring into the halls and  the announcers make it interesting by saying whatever comes to  mind. Typical: What's red, has a  tail and hums? I dunno, what?  An electric radish!  Radio club operations should  commence Tuesday if we can get  enough albums together. Announcers are Scott Verrechia, Bill  Proctor, Peter Black, Jim Shew-  chuk, Eric Hopkins and myself.  And that's all that's happening  at Elphie this week.  THE CANADIAN HIGH  The per capita mineral production in the Yukon Territory is  valued at $9,750i up from $7,300  in 1973 and again the highest in  Canada.  CROSSWORD  PUZZLE  ACROSS  1 Platform  5 Italian city  10 "Das  Rheingold"  role  11 Valuable fur  12 Rest  satisfied  (2 wds.)  14 Greek letter  15 Nigerian  tribesman  16 Horray!  17 Electrical  unit  18 ��� vivant  19 Ending for  vulcan  20 Corleone's  title  21 Indonesian  island  22 Run along  24 Equal  25 Paper  quantity  26 Russian  commune  27 Ancient  times  28 Eternity  29 Dolly a  camera  32 Famed  linguist,  Mario ���  33 Babylonian  deity  34 ���de  France  35 Tea variety  (2 wds.)  38 With sound  judgment  39 Exercise  instruction  40 Strictly  ��� nous  41 Debauch  DOWN  Postpone  Mountain  crest  Perfect  ��� volatile  Massenet  opera  6 Linkletter  7 Barren  8 Legislator  9 Part of a  stamen  11 Low I.Q.  holder  TOBAY'S  ANSWER  mssm ae_=]_s__H  BEfflBP]@e__ElP]K  HHii mm deb  __HE   S-KE]   G_1UE__1  HDffl   21_3I_E  H-HUH   HffiPlQ  SEHE.   ___.__]  bud em=j aye.  C_H��1   SEE.   flOe  D-.SO0E.__   QC-JEH  ]      HDHM  13 Sebastian  or Bruce  20 Comic  DeLuise  21 Chalice veil  22 Navigational  device  23 Cheerful  24 G.I.'s art  25 Rest  26 Kind of belt  28 Golf score  29 Cheapskate  30 Forward  31 Impoverished  36 Father of  Kish  37 Central  American  tree  ANDY'S DRIVE IN  WILL BE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS  DEC. 24 TO JAN. 4 INCLUSIVE  Sunnycrest Plaza  Gibsons  HARVEY FUNERAL HOME  Seaview Road  Gibsons  886-9551  COMPLETE SERVICES  LOCAL OR DISTANT BURIALS; CREMATIONS; MEMORIALS  PRE-ARRANGEMENTS  DAN DEVLIN ��� OWNER-MANAGER  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  ��� AUTOMOTIVE  SERVICES  NEED TIRES?  ������    Comeln to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on  Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  Automotive - Parts  Sales and Service  ���Rotor lather service for disc  Brakes and Drum Brakes  ���Valve and Seat Grinding  ALL MAKES SERVICED  DATSUN SPECIALISTS  JAMIESON  AUTOMOTIVE  AL JAMIESON  } Gibsons Phone 886-7919  ���BANKS  ROYAL BANK  OFCANADA  GIBSONS   Branch-Ph.   886-2201  \ SECHELT Branch-Ph.   885-2201  HOURS  Gibsons.Mon - Thurs.  10a.m.-3p.m.  Fri., 10a.m.-6p.m.  Sechelt:Tues -Thurs.  10 a.m. -3 p.m.  Fri., 10a.m.-6p.m.  Y   Sat., 10a.m.-3p.m.  ��� BUILDING  SUPPLIES  TWIN CREEK  LUMBER  & BUILDING  SUPPLIES Ltd.  Everything for your building  Needs  Free Estimates      ;.  Phone 886-2291-2..  ��� BUILDING  SUPPLIES (Cont)  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Ditching - Excavations  Porpoise Bay Road  885-9666, Box 172, Sechelt, B.C.  WINDSOR  PLYWOOD  (THE PLYWOOD PEOPLE)  Construction Plywood  Fancy Panels  Doors, Bifolds, Insulation  Sidings  and all Accessories  Delivery  Highway 101, Gibsons  Phone 886-9221  ��� BULLDOZING  BACKHOE  CUSTOM  BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage  Waterlines, etc.  Ph. 885-2921 Roberts Creek  BOUTIN  BULLDOZING  Clearing ��� Landscaping  Backhoe Work  Phone 886-9824  R.R.1 ' ���   Gibsons  JOHN ROBINSON  CONTRACTING  Backhoe; Ditching, Drains  Waterlines, etc.  Box 237, Gibsons, B.C.  PHONE 886-7983  ��� CABINET MAKING  ���DISPOSAL  SERVICES  ��� MOVING &  STORAGE  OCEANSIDE  FURNITURE  & CABINET SHOP  Hardwood Specialists  Custom   Designed   Furniture  Kitchen and Bathroom  y    Cabinetry  Remodelling  R. BIRKIN  Beach   Ave.,   Roberts   Creek  Phone 885-3417  ��� CLEANERS  ARGOSHEEN  We Clean Carpets  Chesterfields, etc.  No Soap Buildup  Stay Clean Longer  FREE ESTIMATES  TOM SINCLAIR  Box 294, Sechelt  Phone 885-9327  12-1 or after 5 p.m.  ��� CONSTRUCTION  GIBSONS  BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971) LTD.  ALL BUILDING MATERIALS  READY-MIX  CONCRETE -GRAVEL  GENERAL PAINT  ^ Highway 101 - Gibsons  886-2642 886-7833  MORRIE'S  CONCRETE  Driveways- Walks  Placing and Finishing  Floors - Patios - Stairs  Box 884, Sechelt. Ph. 885-9413  FREE ESTIMATES  ROBERTS CREEK  DRYWALL  Taping and Filling  by Hand and Machine  Spraytex Sparkle Ceilings  Herb Schoepflin 885-2936   Sechelt   SUNSHINE COAST "  DISPOSAL SERVICES  i Port Mellon to Ole's Cove  886-2938 > 885-9973  When renovating or  spring cleaning  Call us for your disposal needs  Commercial Containers  available  ��� ELECTRICIANS  SIM ELECTRIC Ltd.  Electrical Contractor  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  ��_)\B. ELECTRIC h*.  Phone 886-7605  Box 860 Gibsons  ������POWER   TO   THE   PEOPLE"  ��� HEATING  TED HUME        "  SERVICES  Gibsons, B.C. :  886-2951  Parts, Service, Installations  Stoves,  Furnaces,, Heaters,  etc.  Certified Instrument Mechanic  ��� MACHINE SHOP  At the sign of the Chevron  HILL'S    :  MACHINE SHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  Arc and Acty. Welding.  Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating    i  Automotive - Marine Repair  Marine Ways  Phone 886-7721  Res. 886-9958  LEN WRAY'S  TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage  Complete Packing  Packing Materials for Sale  , Member Allied Van Lines  Phone 886-2664-R.R. 1, Gibsons  ��� PAINTING  ABC  GENERAL PAINTING  SPRA Y - BRUSH - ROLL  Call 886-2512  ��� PAVING  COAST PAVING  PA VING FROM DRIVEWA YS  TO HIGHWAYS  Highways, Parking Areas  Driveways, Crushed Gravel  Equipment Rentals  Main Office  Box 95, Powell River, 485-6118  Branch Office:  Sechelt, Ph. 885-2343  9:30 to 3:30 p.m.  ��� PLUMBING  RAY NEWMAN  PLUMBING  SALES & SERVICE  Hot Water Heating  Buildihg and Alterations  Davis Bay Rd., R.R. 1,  Sechelt-Ph. 885-2116  PENINSULA  PLUMBING  CONTRACTING  - Port Mellon - Pender Harbour  Free Estimates  Phone 886-9533  Rick 886-7838 Tom 886-7834  ��� PLUMBING (Cont)  G&E  PLUMBING  & HEATING  Ltd.  Certified  Plumbers  Box 165, Gibsons, B.C.  PHONE 886-7638  New Installations, Renovations  Repairs, Hot Water Heating  Pump Repairs   24 HOUR SERVICE  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING - PIPEFITTING  STEAMFITTING  HOT WA TER HE A TING '  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  ��� REFRIGERATION  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION &  MAJOR APPLIANCE  SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Used Refrigerators for Sale  Phone 886-2231  From 9a.m. to5:30p.m.  Res. 886-9949   ��� RETAIL STORES  ��� RETAIL  STORES (Cont)  MISS BEE'S  Card and Gift Shop  Wharf Rd., Sechelt  P.O. Box 213        Ph. 885-9066  Coutts-Hallmark Cards &  wrappings, Gifts, Picture  Puzzles; English Bone China  cups, saucers, etc.  Boutique Items  Local Artists' Paintings  C    &    S  HARDWARE  &  APPLIANCES  Sechelt ��� 885-9713  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES  NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE  TO ALL MAKES  FABRIC HOUSE  Marine Drive  Gibsons 886-7525  ��� ROOFING  STAN HILSTAD  ROOFING  DUROID, SHAKES  OR REROOFINQ  R.R. 1, Port Mellon Highway  Gibsons Phone 886-2923  ���SURVEYORS  ROY& WAGENAAR  B.C. LAND  SURVEYORS  CIVIL ENGINEERS  Marine Building -Wharf Street  Box 609, Sechelt, B.C.  885-2332  ROBERT W.ALLEN  B.C.LAND SURVEYOR  Sechelt Lumber Building  Wharf St., Box 607  Sechelt, B.C.  Office 885-2625       Res. 885-9581  ��� T.V. & RADIO  SUNSHINE COAST TV  SALES & SERVICE  ADMIRAL ��� ELECTROHOME  and ZEN ITH DEALERS  Gordon Oliver - Ed Nicholson  "IN THE HEART OF  DOWNTOWN SECHELT"  Box 799, Sechelt  Phone 885-9816  CLOSED ON MONDAYS  ���TV & RADIO (cont)  NEVENS' TV  Service Depot for  PHILIPS ��� ZENITH  PANASONIC ��� ADMIRAL  FLEETWOOD DEALER  MASTERCHARGE  Phone 886-2280  J &C ELECTRONICS  & APPLIANCES  Charles (Chuck) Stephens  SALES and SERVICE  INGLIS & PHILIPS  MARINE ELECTRONICS  Across from Red _ White  Sechelt 885-2568  PAJAK  ELECTRONICS  CO. LTD.  RCA & ELECTROHOME  Authorized Dealer  Sales and Service  886-7333 . Gibsons  ��� TRAILER PARK  SUNSHINE COAST  TRAILER PARK  1 Mile West of Gibsons, Hlway  Laundromat  Extra Large Lots  and Recreation area  Parklike Setting   Phone 886-9826  ��� TREE TOPPING  TREETOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS L TD.  Marv Volen Phone 886-9597  Clean . up   your   wooded   areas  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adacent to   building  ��� TRUCKING  DOUBLE *R'  TRUCKING LTD.  SAND. GRAVEL. FILL  DRAIN ROCK. ETC.  Chaster Rd  Gibsons, B.C. 886-7109  J  )  "^.-.r: 10   Sunshine Coast News, December 16, 1975.  Opinion  Sizing up the potential cabinet  by MURRAY HERRON  With the stunning defeat of  the Barrett government by the  free enterprise horde led by  Billy the Kid, who will be in the  cabinet?  The province's top job, naturally has to go to the Kid, as he led  the forces. .  "Behind every good man there  is supposed to be a good woman" the old saying goes, but in  this case, it is possibly a persistant 75 year old father.  Education is going to the enlightened religious man from.  Chilliwack, Harvey Schroeder.  The reverend is just what B.C.  Teachers Federation needs to get  them back in line. It will be very  interesting to see how teachers  like Frank Fuller and his associates react to the Reverend.  The transport minister's job is  wide open with three candidates  in the running: George the Giant  Killer Kerster, George Mussal-  lem, and Evan Wolfe, the veteran  who returns to the house after  a three year absence.  There is only one way to solve  this problem, in the free enterprise method and that is which  ever car dealer gets the highest  sales volume for the month of  January gets the job.  Two new portfolios could have  been created as a result of this  election, but since Alan Lau lost  in his constituency, there will not  need to be a department of Dinner Buying and Shady Practices.  What now needs to be formed is  the Department of possible shoplifters headed by the Honorable  Walter Davidson.  Minister of Gutter Sniping goes  to the noted representative from  Langley, Bob McLelland. In the  last session of the house, he  charged the former transport  minister. Bob Strachan. Strachan  is still waiting for McClelland's  apology after he was wrong  on the charges.  The four turncoats, McGeer,  Williams, Gardom and Curtis all  figure to he in the cabinet. Look  for these four to have the posi  tions of Municipal affairs, Attor-  f  Quickie Tops!  PRINTED PATTERN  4666  TEEN   .  SIZES  10-16  V^����*y&  w;  Wheirit's too hot. cool dowu  in a quickie top! Sew wrap  style with/without ruffles  and scooped Tee in a few minutes for few dollars:  Printed Pattern 4666:  Teen Sizes 10, 12. 14. 1G. Size  12 (bu_i 32) tee shirt takes %  yard 60-inch.  $1.00 for each pattern���  cash, cheque or money order.  Add 15* each pattern for first-  class mail and special handling. Print plainly Size, Name,  Address, Style Number. Send  to Anne Adams, Coast News,  Pattern Dept., 60 Progress  Ave., Scarborough, Ont.  M1T4P7.  IT PAYS TO SEW���you save  so much money! Send now for  New Spring-Summer Pattern  Catalog! Over 100 partners,  pants, long, short styles. Free  pattern coupon; 75$.  Sew and Knit Book S1.25  Instant Money Craftc ... SI .00  Instant Sewing Book $1.00  Instant Fashion Book ...$1.00  For all your Sewing  and Knitting Needs  FABRIC HOUSE  Marine Drive 886-7525  ney General, Finance and the  Speaker's post.  It ought to be interesting to see  Gardom as the Speaker, as under  ' his guidance, debate can now  reach to the level of the party  scene in the old TV Laugh In  series.  For the labor portfolio none  other than the former minister  Jim Chabot of Columbia River.  Skeena MLA and former Agriculture minister Cyril Shelford  will again hold down this post.  Under Shelford, most agriculture  experts publicly stated he was the  best minister in his field in the  country.  Human Resources will be going  to none other than Grace McCarthy. McCarthy should do well. After all, certain authorities have  stated that if you get along with  your plants then you are able to  get on with people. McCarthy's  trade by the way is a florist.  This is her only claim to fame.  A special by-election will be  held to allow our new minister  of recreation to get his seat in  the legislature. Herb Capozzi  should do a great job. He was  once the head man with the Lions  of the C.F.L. and the Whitecaps  in the North American Soccer  League.  Former federal cabinet minister Jack Davis should probably  get the Lands and Forests ministry. Under the former government, this department became  the most powerful ministry in the  cabinet under the guidance of  Bob Williams.  Newcomer Bill Van Der Zalm  should either be the new provincial secretary or the minister in  charge of public works.  Economic Development will be  going to the north's most prolific  talker Don Phillips of Dawson  Creek.  To solve the problems of the  highways department, look to one  of the unsuccessful candidates  who was after the transport job.  After all, if the minister was a  car dealer, he definitely would  want good roads, wouldn't he?  Cariboo MLA Alex Fraser fits  into the plans of the cabinet but  where? The former mayor of  Quesnel could either be the minister of northern affairs or Victoria's ambassador to the Cariboo*  A colleague of mine from  Broadcast News remarked to me,  "There sure are a lot of dogs going into the house this time."  Jake, I agree with you, there are  some real winners 1  John Mackin, of CKDA in Victoria, summed it up when he said,  "The good men won't be back."  talking with some of my fellow  scribes, we thought of the Kennedy quote,' "Ask not what your  country can do for you, but what  you can do for your country."  Then we saw Bennett senior  on the tube saying, "Now we are  going to have good government,  with social conscience." ���  I thought to myself we are going to have what? to whom?  For a veiy special  Christmasqreeting  __A send the fe_  ___D FTD ���__=___.  HOUDAY  GLOW���  BOCIQCIEr  f.LCMCXJD  'I'LL SEE IF HE'S TOO BUSY TO COME TO THE PHONE!  What to do in a quake  The Sunshine Coast has been  the centra of several earthquakes recently. A series of tremors that measured 4.5 on the  Richter scale were felt In this  area two weeks ago and farther  tremors occurred Thursday  morning of last week.  The west coast of British Colombia Is located on one of the  earth's mqjor faults that runs  from Alaska, through the Queen  Charlotte Islands, down tbe west  coast of Vancouver Island, along  the California coast and into  Mexico.  The tremors that were felt on  the Snnahms Coast were either  reverberations from quakes along  the mq|or fault or they are part  of secondary fissures that run off  the m_Jor fault.  The following article was found  In a Coast News dated December  30, 1965. It was written by Wes  B. Hodgson, late of Gibsons, after  this area felt the reverberations  of a small quake centred in  Seattle.  When we hear over the radio,  or read in the newspaper of a  major disaster, it is astounding  ' how many people, while fully  sympathetic, take the mental attitude "It cannot happen here."  However, since the last earthquake tremor which was felt by  most people in the Gibsons area,  I am not surprised at the number  of people who have, asked me (as  a trained Civil Defence co-ordinator) just what one.should do in  theeventofan earthqu ake.  We must face the fact that we  are living in a seismic area, and  while we pray we may never have  the experience, to be prepared  might save the lives of many including your own. Because ��� It  can happen here.  It is with this knowledge, while  praying it may never happen, the  following safety rules to observe  during an earthquake are offered..  In case af a noticeable earthquake movement ��� Don't panic.  The maximum violence of a  shock is usually reached within  10 seconds of the first tremor.  Most casualties in earthquakes  have been caused by falling tiles  and masonry and far more debris falls in streets than inside  buildings.  If indoors, remain indoors and  take advantage of the safest available ' areas, under desks, tables, or benches, in doorways, in  corridors, or against walls. Stay  away from glass windows or under skylights.  If out-of-doors, move quickly  away from buildings to areas  completely in the clear of falling  walls and overhead wires, if in  highly congested areas, get inside  the nearest building and take advantage of the safest area.  If the disturbance is severe and  causes plaster, bricks or other  debris to fall, a quick reconnai-  sance should be made as soon as  possible after the earthquake  movements have subsided to determine safe route of exit which  does not present an added peril  from falling  insecure   material.  Under all circumstances ��� do  not panic, keep cool.  Don't rush through or outside  of the building, exposing yourself  to falling debris, live wires, etc.  Keep cool ��� Experience has  shown that the greatest point of  danger is just outside of the entrance and close to the sides of  buildings.  , If damage is severe make no  attempt to re-enter buildings  which have been damaged.  , Where possible check all utilities after an earthquake to ascertain if there, are any gas leaks  ��� broken water pipes ���or shorted electrical circuits. If dangerous conditions are encountered  take steps to either control or  shut off the said utility.  At   business   and    industrial  __POPCORN STRINGS���String..  popcorn onto 20 to 24 inch  lengths of heavy duty  thread. Hang, looped, onto  bird tree.     !���  CRANBERRIES ��� Using  wire, string cranberries and  shape into a circle, leaving  a length of wire at the end,  to attach to the tree.  plants, school and other buildings  representatives of safety groups  should take charge of the situation immediately and give instructions in a firm, calm voice to  reassure the nervous in order to  prevent the possibility of hysteria  or panic.  A supervised exit drill should  be conducted either to safe areas  within the building if in highly  congested areas ��� or to the outside in safe locations -away from  affected buildings.  The possibility of panic is present during or immediately following an earthquake, or any major  - disaster for that matter. The best  precaution fo take to prevent such  panic, is to organize safety groups  whose responsibility it is to supervise and control all movements  during fire or evacuation.  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