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 Provincial Library,  Victoria. B. C.  Tirited and Published at Gibsons. B.C.  10c per copy  Volume 28.  Number 46, Decemlber 10, 1975.  R��v htW$*i **H b* whim*!.     W,.-   i %.  ������_.      ���*��_��   ���^J_i_NI�� **���#��� * ���%���-��*  *   W��#��   *���������*���%(��**    fc_    *_*��    Hr    -��_-���#��  f   + ��p* #*        <���_.��� "mi* *������*_��������**��� * *  *���"   ���-�� ���* ������_?'"-T5* -  A    t|W   __!_*���" * ���**��� *w��*   ��* f   ���_  _ .     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The only thing that  will not be done here is the actual printimg of the paper.  All coinmerfcial printing will still be done here.  1S6 goodbye to our "shaking and shivering 1025 Miehle  press and goodbye to our venerable but not-so-reliable  linotype machines that have probably set more type than  is in the National Archives:  Gur publishing date will be moved ahead one day  from Wednesdays tn Tuesdays. That alsomeans our deadlines have to be moved ahead. Neiw deadlinesr starting  immediately will be 12 noon Saturdays for classified;ads,,  display ads and news items.  yThe Coast News office will now remain open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. arid we will be closed all day  on Mondays.  See you Deceimber 16.  Fire destroys Sechelt drive-in  A fire that ROMIP hielieve  was started by a smoldering  cigarette butt gutted Siechelt's  ���^ninsula Drive In last weekend causing damage estimated  to be in excess pf $100,000. -.  The fire, which was spotted  Tby someone at St. Mary's Hospital ������'at alwut 7:50 Sunday  morning, completely destrpy��d  "the cabaret part of the building located at the rear of the  structured The drive-in, located  at the front, was gutted with  only the Outer wallis remaining.  Sechelt RO_P said owner  John Petula estimated' the  value of the contents destroyed  at about $34,000. Replacement  value of the buildiwg is ..estimated to be between $70;00p  and $85,000. Th�� building and  contents were not insured.  Both the _ fire; marshall iahd  electrical inspectors were on  the scene Tuesday. Cause of  the^blaze is suspected to ��be a  smoldering cigarette butt that  had apparently been thrown in  the garbage can in the women's  washroom.  A Sechelt HCMP officer said  it was definitely not a flash  fire and that the cigarette butt  had probably been smoldering  since the business closed earlier at 1:30 a.m. Arson has been  ruled out.  The latest fire is the fourth  major blaze in the Sechelt area  within the last two months.  Your polling  Polls fbr the December -11  election w_l be set up at the  United Church hall in Gibsons,  the Comtmunity Hall in Port  Mellon, the Wilson Creek Association hall in Wilson Creek,  the Senior Citizens' (old Legion) hall, in Sechelt, the Legion in Hofberits Creek and  Langdale Ferry terminal for  the Hop-dns_ia__gdale area.  Goast Ferrwes expected to resume operations  Bill New, president of Coast  Ferries has indicated that a  government subsidy may be  forthcoming which will allow  the cargo ferries to resume operations to Gibsons and 120  other- coastal conMhunities..  Although he would not elaborate at the time, New said  in a telephone interviejw from  his "Vancouver office thatv it  w^ill be entirely unnecessary to  tie up a provincial ship "if we  believe whatv will be coming  from Victoria." "  Ne^y; w^as referring to an announcement made ; by Transport Minister Carl Laden after  the ferry ceased operations due  tQ> financial diMculties. Laden  assured local offcials. that a  sipecial "dangerous cargo" run  may be made on both; the  Howe Sound and Jervis Inlet  ferries to ensure that , emergency supplies dp; not become  dangerously lc^w. The Coast  Ferries vessel Prince George  carried eqiiipment and food  supplies to :'.;the';:"cp'^t^:'-;'comr  niumties. The prime ca_?gp for  this village was oxygen tanks  for St. Mar_^is; HospitalY.and\  acetylene tahlcs" for weldeis:  When   contacted  last  week  New said his ships were forced  Yto stop operations because the  .company   was   not   doimg  too  well financially. He said appli-  ; cations   for  both federal  and  -���provincial subsidies had! been  j made  but  the  company  was  "turned down1.  I   New said he didn't particularly like the idea of operating  under subsidies" but his  company   could   not   handle   two  Strikes in a row. Prior to this  (year   Coast   Ferries   operated  ^successfully for 21 years. and ,  iinlike    Northland   Navigation  Ywhich receives a subsidy from  |S;he    federal    Department    of  /Transport,   the   company  had  Tnever, applied to  any govern-  j ment for money.  Yr  Coast  Ferries,   according  to  la press release train Don Lock-  ���'Stead,  issued after New's  an-  Tnouncement, had been involved  ;for about  IVz years with the  -/'federal   department   of  trans-  vport in an efifort to obtain a  vsubsidy. Subsidizing has tradi-  rtionally   been   undertaken   by-,  .the Canadian^^ Transport Com-  Tmissipn  but  the  federal  gpv-  Wnment has since indicated it  Controversy concerning the  Gibsonis Elementary" Grade 7  field trip for. 1976 has Somewhat subsided. The excursion  will how take pla_e within  Canada, probably sometime. at  the^end pf Majr.; pr beginning  .pitf'June.^. /_.. &M :-;ty..y>pi  '-"The;'.'-twoTnoiost pop^mairdestirt:  a tions are to date, a ferry trip  to Prince Rupert, with return  by land, or a trip .to Calgary  and Edmonton, through the  Peace River country. "    -  Projects t0 achieve this goal  are already underway. Tickets  for a Christmas hamper are  now being sold by students.1  with the draw taking place  Decemlber 18.   <  A Toddler Sitting Service is  being offered at the schoo?  gym each Friday night from 6  to 9 p.m. and Saturday after  urn  noons froiri 1 to. 4 p.m. to ac-  commpdate parents who. wish  to do Christmas shoipping with  ;^put little Tones along.  I Tickets will also be on sale  t-soon for a weekend hockey  Igac^kage,   which ^^M^Y^?M^4e  V*S?T<  two:^!^Ttiel-^^lS?the;sV^  ver Canucks games Janyary 16  with Chicago and January 17  with California^ accommodation for two at aliotel in Vancouver for two nights and $50  spending money. Tickets will  cost $1. -f~  A wood cutting project will  begin after Christmas, along  with mapy other projects thai  will require a great deal of  hard work by the students, and  an abundance of public support  for these enthusiastic young  people.  School board policy night  Several draft policies were  dsicussed at a recent meeting  of the Sechelt School District.  First on the agenda at the  Thursday night meeting concerned policy on how to present draft policies to the public.  In reading a draft policy resolution to the board. Secretary-  Treasurer Roy Mills suggested  that copies of the draft reports  be sent out t0 all interested  parties in order to fulfill the  board's commitment to notify  the public before certain policies are adopted.  However. Superintendent  John Denley pointed out that  the-board-'would! not be aware  of all those who were interested and then those who were  not notified could claim the  board was not communicating  with the public.  Denley suggested there  should be an availability concept rattier than a possession  concept. In other words, draft  policies will be open and available to. persons concerned.  Another policy discussed and  adopted concerned sick leave  for new teachers. This policy  states that teachers in their  first year of teaching may be  granted, ten additional days, of  sick leave without losing any  salary. Standard sick leave is  15 days for teachers. This policy resulted directly from recent contract negotiations be  tween teachers and the school  board.  A third draft policy concerned extended field trips for students. An initial suggested  draft policy was presented by  Roy Mills but Superintendent  (Continued on Page 12)  would like to do away with the  subsidy program.  In the press releasfe Lockstead said New had als0 applied to the provincial goyern-  naent for a subsidy but be refused to allow the province to.  undertake a complete study of  his Coast Ferry- operation '��� in  order to determine if a subsidy  was, in fact, warranted, and if  subsidizing this private operation would ensure the best possible continuing service to  coast communities.  The president of Coast Ferries, however, does not agree.  New said Lockstead's statements were not factual. He  said the company sent all the  information the provincial government asked for and there  were never any elfforts made;  t0 discourage a provincial study of the company.  New said a subsidy of $240,-  000 was at one time tentatively approved by the province  but the proposed subsidy was;  subsequently blocked by the  (Continued _n Page 7)  Lower rates for residences  Sechelt council last week approved a proposed sewer; rate  structure that would keep  down the average cost for a  single family residence. to'  about $90 per year.  In presenting the proposed  rate structure that would'pay  off Sechelt's future sewage  system and also provide for  operating costs, Aid.. Norm  Watson said the cost formulas  were an extension of a philosophy that involyes a differ  ence in cost-benefit ratios be  tween residential users and,  commercial users.  In   other   words,   the   rate  structure is  designed to help  the., .homeowner   by   keeping  costs 'down.   The   commercial-  establishments ;ciy_l:.:^^;.._atctt^T:  because ^ as?- Ald:^ ^i$4b^ys&?  plained, they will benefit more  in terms of increased property  values.   Seiwer costs for  com  mercial establishments are also  partially tax deductable.  Watson said the costs were  arrived at by formulas design.  ed to pay for the operating  costs, which fluctuate accord  ing to the number of users and  the sytem's efficiency, and the  costs for the debt retirement,  which remains the same.  The operating, or user cost?  vary according to the particu  lar type of structure involved  Yearly costs for a single family  dwelling amount to $45 pe.  year.  The cost for the debt retirement of the capital expenditure  is 60 cents a front foot, which  for the average 50 foot resi  dential lot amounts to $30. An  additional tax levy of two mills  would provide approximately  $20 more per residence bring  ing the total cost to about $90  per year.  The rate structure formula  varies somewhat for commer  cial buildings but the total av  erage cost in Sechelt would be  between $200 and $250 per  year, Aid. Watson said.  The proposed rate structure  will now be presented to tlie'  Regional Board which has undertaken the financing of the  future Sechelt sewage system..  A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for the third  week in January.  ue  for arena  ; MLA Don Lockstead threw a  i ciiiihtig���,'ro'c^;.''_at the; Sunshine  -@jd^OT'--rena-''Ut_^'''';week and^although-he didn't draw to the  button, he still received a much  louder applause than the average curler. The reason? Lock  stead's granite carried a cheque  which represented the final  payment of a $224,000 provincial government grant in support of the arena.  An additional cheque for  $6,666 was also presented to  the Arena Association by Lockstead. This cheque was an unexpected contribution towards  an overrun of expenses due  to inflation.  Receiving the cheques at the  arena was Arena Association  President Hazel Kwasney and  Sechelt Mayor Harold Nelson  who reportedly did a fine job  of sweeping the MLA's rock  into the house.  The arena grant represents  the provincial government's  policy of providing one-third of  the capital expenditures for  community recreation develop  ments.  mmtm!>yy'' -\  _.v . .JF *."<   '        *   fr*_  WITH THE HELP of Return- was one of a  number of St.  ing officer-.'Norma Branca, Lou- Mary's Hospital patients who  ise Pierce  cast  her  ballat�� at were transported1 by minibus to  the advance polls for the pro- the advance poll at the Senior  vincial   election.   Mrs.   Pierce Citizens'Hall Friday. Advance  pols were open Thursday, Friday and Saturday in both Gibsons and Sechelt. 2    Coast News, Dec. 10, 1975.  Subscription Rates:  British  Columbia $4.50  per year;  $2.50 for six months; Canada except B.C. $5.00 per year;  United States and Foreign $8.50 per year.  Published Wednesdays at Gibsons, B.C.  Ron Cruice, Publisher Rob Dykstra, Editor.  Second Class Mail Registration number 0794_ Return  postage guaranteed.  Phone 886-2622        PO Box 460, Gibsons, B.C  A fine and special place  When the village of Gibsons was chosen as the location for filming of the CBC's Beachcomber series it probably took top spot hands down because of that special  asset: the picturesque location. More than one visitor to  this area ��� and residents for that matter ��� have lauded  the unique setting of this village.  Gibsons Alderman Jim Metzler told council last  week that he recently had the privilege of acting as a  fishing guide to a visiting French cultural attache. That  man's borne was in Nice on the French Riviera and he  apparently was so excited about the setting of this village  he told our alderman he would seriously consider buying  some Land and moving to this area.  It's easy to become smug about living in this village,  isn't it?  But as we sit around telling each other how great it  is to live here, we must also start considering a few  things that will ensure us a "picturesque" village, town  or city, whatever we are destined to become. Historically  people have a way of infringing on a beautiful natural  setting and that go-called civilized infringement often  counters nature's original design.  In this village we have a unique setting and it is  up to us to keep it unique. The first step is to encourage  discriminate development especially in the lower part oof  the village. The development should accommodate a  theme that would compliment and further enhance the  natural setting. Council has already made a commitment  to a marine theme but as some recently constructed  buildings have indicated, this theme is not strictly adhered to. .,.'���  The second part involves sub-divisions. A number of  sub-divisions are now nearing completion and a number  are presently before council awaiting approval. In all  probabilities, sub-division fever is just beginning.  Most sub-division design ��� and architecture ��� of  the past twenty or thirty years has accommodated quantity rather than quality. ^.Consequently, we have ended  up with a lot of ticky-tack^ houses all in a row, to para-;  phrase an oldsong that echoed thesepresent sentiments  on sub-divisions. Drive into any city in North America  and you will find that standard design of sub-division:  the grid pattern. Dull, drab, and monotonous are the only  words to describe those suburbs and that's being kind.  Let's just say we didn't know any better.  But now we do. Some urban planners are now beginning to emphasize aesthetics and; people when designing sub-divisions rather than two cars and a garage. Furthermore, subniivision and housing designs are starting  to respect the natural environment rather than combat  it and more often than not wipe it out completely. And  also very important, planners are starting to use imagination in designs rather than making the assumption that  every sub-division has to resemble a football field.  It's been said many times before, and it will probably be said many times again during the next few years:  this village is on the verge of a population explosion whether anyone wants it or not. While we may not.be able  to retain the rural flavor of this village, we can at least  design it so it will retain its unique character.  We urge both the village council and the village  planner to give serious consideration to the future character of this community so that we do not end up with  a transplanted Port Coquitlam which more than symbolizes man's monotony with life.  ' 5 to 25 years ago  FIVE TEARS AGO  Gibsons Kiwanis Senior Citizen housing project contributions have passed the $5,000  mark.  Mayor William swain maintains Sechelt is not big enough  to be able to afford a dog  pound.  Sechelt Lions club entertains more than 100 senior citizens with Christmas fare in  the Legion hall.  10 YEARS AGO  Pt. Mellon's Centennial committee joins Gibsons committee  in Support of a Gibsons Centennial swim pool.  Martin Dayton is working  on a water supply report for  Gibsons council.  15 YEARS AGO  Gibsons Ratepayer association recommends the old United Church property be made  a public park.  Keith Wright was elected  president of Gibsons Kiwanis  club with Ed. Anderson and  Dr. Hugh Inglis, vice-presidents  20 YEARS AGO  Almost lil inches of rain and  snow fell during six gales on  about 20 days in November,  the weatherman reports.  Gibsons 1955 contruction figure passes the $109,000 mark  for 1_55. this included 14 new  homes.  Egmont populace seeks a  three times a week road mail  service instead of the present  once a week by boat.  25 YEARS AGO  Coal, delivered by Union  Steamships, Sechelt wthin a  three mile radius, costs $24  per ton.  Fir brushwood 16 inches  long is selling at $12 per cord  delivered from Sechelt.  ^^S^fVf��WM^'a^y<^ '':'��� J * ;v -. Y*'  OX < *���. i   it?     -j^Mp*      _���      nJ? ���" * *   _      �����      *���  r  Wet November  Who said November was an  extremely   wet   month?   You  -did?  You're  right  because so  does  our' weatherlady,  Mary-  anne West, who reports that a  record 277T8 mm of precipitation fell at the weather station  during the month of November.  Rainfall for that month was  253.8  mm.   and   the   snowfall  amounted to 24 cm. The previous November record for pre  cipitation was 275.8 mm record  ed in 1962. The 15 year average  �� for November is 187.8 nun.  On the brighter side of the  weather  picture,  the  daytime  high temperature was a balmy  17 degrees C. on November 4.  Overnight low was ���5 on November 29.  by ROB DYKSTRA  OF SHOES AND SHIPS AND SEALING WAX . .  Left or right on the merry-go-round of life?  The December 11 provincial  election.  Society as a whole is splitting up more and more into  two great hostile camps directly facing each other: bourgeoisie and proletariat.  Now where have we heard  that before? As yes, thank you  Mr. Marx and thank you Mr.  Engles.  'Political polarization is upon  us and Thursday, December 11  will go down in the history  books as the day the people of  British Columbia made that ir-  reversable. commitment. What  wili it be, red or blue?  iviany of you will have already made up your mind. Adamantly. But there are also  many out there who are still  sitting on the wall, that ambivalent situation that caused  Humpty Dumpty's great |alL-  One day you uncommitted  swing your legs to the left and  the next day you swing your  legs to the right. But you're  afraid to jump because you  really don't know what's waiting at the bottom ��� a shark  or a song.  ,f With all the set-called, issue^ife  plaguing this eiection^all.'the?  political pundits tell -tsvthe bat-  Ttle still boils down to one major  issue: socialism, in this corner  in the red trunks arid free enterprise in the other corner  with the blue trunks.  Socialism  still rings   alarmingly with ominous overtones;  for a number of B.C. voters^  because of the inherent associ-v  ations   with   Karl   Marx  andr  Communism. Moving inconsoic-  uously    about    the    ISunshine  Coast, one surprisingly finds a  number   of   voters   who   still  sport the spirit of the late Senator McCarthy that states if  it's black, yellow or red or left  of centre, shoot it.  As man tries to become more  and more civilized ��� a word,  by the way, that we really  haven't found the meaning of  yet ��� we are, ironic as it may  seem to some, moving deeper  and deeper into socialism. Or,  perhaps if this word scares  you, social change.  Governments in Western  Europe, governments in Canada ������ including our very own  federal Liberals ��� are all  skipping happily into the land  of Oz, a land where nobody  goes without. As we do become  more civilized, for lack of a  better word, we are moving  away from social Darwinism  and all our animal instincts  and into the happy valley  ���where altruism reigns supreme  Ideally, anyway.  Socialism must assume one  basic premise if it is to work  successfully. The premise is  that man must be purged from  Hhat innate instinct carried over  from his inevitable associaton  wth Australopithecus. It is the  instinct manifested in one of  our first cradle-words ��� MINE  And no one else's.  Democratic socialism is considered by many political scientists to be the Utopian goal  of mankind. But perhaps we in  British Columbia are not quite  ready for that yet. It is exactly thatv instinct mentioned  above, the instinct that brings  about private property and capital, that sustains the free jen-  terprise system. The free [enterprise  system  is  not  a  bad  thing as long as (a) we have  room to practise our instincts  of possession and territoriality  and (b) the growth and development that results from point  (a) is in itself desirable.  Those who espouse free en  terprise must be assuming the  above conditions are true.  Those who are inclined towards socialism must feel they  are not true ��� at least not  here and now.  You are now nicely packaged, labelled, and stamped, but  a cry from the back row tells  me you are still in a dilemma  because you would like to vote  for the candidate but not his or  her party.  When you present yourself  to the scrutineer and steal surreptitiously to your clandestine  rendezvous with the black ballot of fate, you will see the  names McRae,, Paetkau and  Lockstead in front of you.  If you follow your personal  sentiments and vote for the  candidate you need not worry  about voting for the wrong party. Each candidate is inextricably bound to the respective  party.  Marion McRae is a quiet,  rather diplomatic figure who  feels shy about being the object of reporters' questions and  able about being in the provin-  flashguns. She is not comfort-  cial - limelight and unlike the  NDP and Socreds, she has no  money for a whitewash campaign. Obviously a Liberal.  Dr. Paetkau, although a man  with a social conscience, is definitely a product of the North  American free enterprise sys-  Horatio Alger. He comes from  tem. He lives in the spirit of  a grass roots Mennonite back  ground, and by all North American standards, he is a success.  He has an attractive wife, a  healthy bunch of kids, he owns  his own home plus investment  property, and besides being  surgeon-general of St. Mary's  Hospital, he is also manager of  ... and caring about politics  BY D. J. HAUKA  Politics and elections must  be explained together, as they  go hand in hand. Hence, it is  said: politics make strange  bedfellows. This is a fact and  especially true during elections. Before elections most  people don't care about politics. They live life normally  loving their friends and disliking their enemies. But during elections they love their  enemies and dislike their  friends and they care very  much about politics.  Politics are separated into  two distinct se ations: Party  politics (backstabbing) and  Electoral   politics   (slander).  Elections have strange effects on politicians and those  skilled in politics, have 24  inch mouths enabling them  to put both fecit in at once.  After being calm and dignified for months, and more  often, years, as elections  (thank heavens!.) don't come  but once a year, like Christmas, a politician is frustrated.  If the politician is a member  of the opposition, he is frustrated because he cannot stop  legislation from going  through. If he is a member of  the government, he is frustrated because his legislation ,  never sees the light of day.  And it is because of this  heat elections bring out the  highest, purest' human emotions, greed and lust for power.  Where it is true that most  candidates don't stoop so low  and are quite fair and honest,  they make for a boring cam-;  paign. And here we come to  the greatest ploy in politics,  the campaign promise. There  are two philosophies behind  these promises: you can fool  some of the people.... and tell  a big enough lie, and tell it  long enough....  But what of the aftermath  of election. After the posters  are torn down and defaced,  the flurry of ballot box stuffing subsides, the winner  grins idiotically and the loser  fades to obscurity?  Life returns to normal, the  opposition blocks legislation  it promised to put through if  elected, the government fails  to keep pro___i?es, you go back  to loving your friends and  disliking your enemies.  And dh, nearly forgot, you  don't care much about politics  ���from Elphevents, Elphinstone's student ���- newspaper.  the Sechelt clinic. Eric Paetkau  is the boy next door.  Don Lockstead is in the com-  fortaible position of already  having had the chance to prove  himself in the legislature. Whether or not he sips tea and  other refreshments with the  cabinet ministers in the Empress everyday is irrelevant. The  point is he unselfishly wears  himself out delivering cheques  from Victoria to the Sunshine  Coast and anybody anywhere  likes to get free money.  Furthermore Lockstead can  match the colloquy of a penr  sioner or a logger and that's a  handy trick in this riding.  Who's going to win this contest? Who knows. My crystal  ball is broken, my table won't  rise, and the sage in the backwoods of Roberts Creek has  gone to Florida for the winter.  I'll tell you who is not going  to win: The people of this province. I'll bet this old Under  wood the vote will be close  enough to allow nothing more  than a minority government. A  minority government with an  opposition whose philosophies  sit at the opposite end of the  teeter-totter will guarantee that  all proposed legislation will be  bounced right out of the legislature.  Politicking with a capital P  will be the highlight of the  next term and the only person  with a smirk on his face will  be Gordon Gibson, who, if his  Liberal party manages to pick  up more than one or two seats,  will wave his magic balance-of-  pawer wand to send us left or  right on the merry go-round of  life.  <��ue��t Clectric _ttb.  ELECTRICAL  ENGINEERING  & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons,  Roberts Creek,  & Madeira Park  885-3133  J. McKenzie  Ron Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd.      Sechelt  P.O. Box 387 VON _A0  ELPHINSTONE SCHOOL BAND CONCERT  DECEMBER 15 at 7:30 p.m.  ELPHINSTONE GYM  Refreshments and Silver: Collection  Log or styro floats to\  oriler,   gang pi an ks.  wharves, anchors - Cat  us for your requirements  Gall BERT C^SQN  886-2861  11-  Going through the Change of Light?  WHETHER WIRING A NEW HOME, OR ADDING AN OUTIJET, I  OFFER YOU PERSONALISED SERVICE AT ONE OF THE MOST*  -  REASONABLE EAT^ W  SUPERIOR ELECTRIC        MS^A^l  FOR GUARANTEED SERVICE        FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE *��� '-'isifmn^^jfv-  ��� ���yu^ujuM/*/*���  Interviews with candidates for  the December 11 provincial election  Don Lockstead - NDP  (Continued from last week)  Do  you  have  ambitions  to  work in the cabinet?  I think that "any backbencher  worth his salt should have ambitions to be in the cabinet.  Any backbencher wh0 has no  such ambitions, should not be  in the legisflature. If I were a  cabinet minister I would be a  very good one and a hard  worker for all the people in-  this province.  What   area   of   the   cabinet  would you. like to work in?  I have several portfolios  wihich I think I could handle  nicely. Transport and (Communications but we have an  excellent minister at the moment. Lands, Forests and Water Resources, an area I'm very  familiar with but we also have  an excellent, in fact one of the  best people in Canada holding  that portfolio at the moment.  So what I would like to, do is  haye the challenge of being  minister of mines. I have  worked in the mining industry  for some 14 years and I'm very  familiar with the mining industry in British Columbia ., and  Canada, North America and the  western world. I believe that I  could personally, with the plans  and ideas and research that I  have done, revive the mining  industry in this province.  I would provide literally  thousands of jobs for our peo  pie and provide revenue to this  province that, eyen the present  cabinet hasn't dreamed of. I  have a very specific program  wihich I would like to implement. If I am not made minister of mines in the next cabinet I will certainly present  my plans and views to the  present minister and t0 the  cabinet. And I will tell you  once again,that I will fight for.  the mining industry of this  province. I have some specific  ideas and plans which I think  would be" worthwhile 'vlopkirig  ait very, closely.  . What is your background in  mining?  T have done evertything in  mining from drilling and blasting and working two thousand  feet below ground to being superintendent of the whole operation. There's not a piece of  -equipment  in  the   logging  or  mining industry that I haven't'  . operated or repaired and I  have a great deal of expertise  in management as well. I was  also very active in the union.  I was my local president for  jihree years and I was very active in bargaining so I know  the industry from the workers'  and the management point of  view.  Would your mining program  ' continue with Bill 33, the Mineral Royalties Act?  I would say that all legislation bertaiiiine to mining would  be thoroughly reviewed.  Under  the  present  government plans What is in store for  . the highways <on Ihe Sunshine  Coast?     ,  I will promise that there will  be continued road and highway  Improvements which means  more people coming into this*  area. And once again I want  to reiterate and emphasize that  these communities must come  up with a rational plan and if  they do not come up with a  rational plan in one year then  I will ensure that the interests  oif the majority of the local,  people are protected.  Do yon believe in building  bigger and more ferries to keep  up With the population demand?  No. First of all I want to tell  you that I don't think people  in those horrendous urban areas like Vancouver should be  denied the opportunity to  spend a day or two in a pleasant area like the Sunshine  Coast. With prober planning  this can be done without ruining the environment and without: ruining the-lifestyle of the  people who are presently living here. Being in such close  (proximity tQ a million; and a  half people/ whether we like it  Tor not there is^ going^to be a,  certain amount b_ grdi^Vth and  a certain amount of increased  population. I'm appalled at  some of the rip-off tactics that  are now taking place in terms  of real estate but X. think with  proper arid rational plans we  can overcome some of the  problems.  Opening  new  M-nto small  ���Jbusiness  Financial assistance  Management counselling  On Wednesday, December 17  one of our representatives  ' ,      ��� ���'.. ���) will he,at  Sunnycrest Motel, Gibsons, (9 - 11:30 a.m.)  Bella Beach Motel, Sechelt (1 - 3:00 p.m.)  Tel:   886-9920   (Gibsons)       885-9561   (Seche_i)  If you require financing to start, modernize or  expand your business and are unable to  obtain it elsewhere on reasonable terms and  conditions or if you are interested in the  FBDB management services of counselling  and training or wish information on  government programs available for your  business, talk to our representative.  There's a political phrase  that goes: give the natives a  new road and they'll be happy  for a few years. What's happening with the proposed rerouting of Highway 101?  As you know all of Canada  is faced with the saine problem, the entire western world  is faced with this problem We  have recession coupled with inflation. Our government has  taken very strong measures, in  fact leads the rest of Norttb  America in overcoming some  of these problems. However,  the problem still exists. Therefor there were very many budgetary cutbacks throughout the  province. It's just like anybody  else's budget. If you find that  you are over spending or that  things are costing more you  have to cut back somewhere. I  have received assurances from  the minister'that next year that  money for the bypass will be  re-installed in the budget even  if it means cutting back elsewhere. I have received assurances that the money will? be  included in the 1976 budget.  That's all I can tell you at this  time. ���   .  The 'Socreds claim [they can  lower tbe nrice of building lots  by easing the servicing restrictions and allowing home-owners to pay off the capital costs  of municipally-installed servic  es through taxes rather than  forcing developers to install  services thus adding to the initial cost of the property. Is  this a good way to lower the  price of land?  The Social Credit party is totally oriented to the" rip-off  developer. They have in'the  past 20 years proven that they  have been willing to sell our  country out from under us and  if we have a Social Credit government returned to this province I guarantee you that we  will become tenants in our own  land. Every rip-off artist from  Hong Kong, Germany, and the  Middle East wall come in here  and buy up our property.  We will attempt to pass a  bill in the first session of the  new legislature of 1978 banning  the foreign ownership of land.  If the Social Credit government  is re-elected in this province ���  wihich I doubt because I think  the; people have had it up to  their neck with that bunch of  give-away artists ���- then we  will become tenants in our own  country.  What is your party doing to  combat the high cost of housing?  We have plans and we have  already done a great deal to  assist housing in this province.  We are urging the federal government to get off their butts  and do something meaningful  instead of sending out press releases telling us what they are  doing when, in effect, they are  doing nothing. In one way they  tell us all they're doing for  housing and then they go and  raise the prime interest rate  to 12Vz percent wihich means  that we have anywhere from  18 to 20 percent interest rates  for mortgages. This makes it  impossible for citizens in our"  own country to own1 houses.  I'm very disappointed in the  federal government's lack oif  leadership in this area.  It's pretty well agreed that  no provincial government alone  can solye the housing crisis. If  we came up with a rational  program of housing what  would happen is that not only  would we be providing housing  for our people but we would  also be providing jobs.  We^ have to provide thirty  thousand new jobs a year because of the great influx o  people from other provinces  who come to B.C.  Would there he any provincial assistance on mortgages?  I would like to see a six  percent interest rate on mortgages. We've passed legislation  to allow us, as a provincial  government, to go into this but  I understand that we may be  looking at an eight percent interest rate with credit unions.  I personally would like to see  a six percent mortgage rate.  Coast News, Dec. 10, 1975.     3  Do you have any suggestions  concerning the Gibsons expansion project? What type of gov  ernment do you feel would bo  most efficient for the Sunshine  Coast?  First of all it would be very  unfair of me to inject my personal thoughts into this. I am  very familiar and keep a weekly tab on the situation. But I  think decisions like this should  be made at the local level. I've  spoken to the minister of municipal affairs on this matter.  Once the consultations among  regional districts, municipalities and all other interested  parties have taken place and  a concensus has been reached,  I have guaranteed to the people of this whole area that before any decision is made, a  referendum will be held. Definitely. What the majority of  the people here want is what  the majority of the people will  get.  But I will promise you this.  One way or another, that mill  at Port Mellon, which is presently escaping paying its fair  share of taxes to this regional  area is going to contribute to  this community. After all, the  workers live here and I think  as good corporate citizens they  have a responsibility to this  community.  PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS ACT  RE: MARKING OF BALLOTS  Election December 11,1975  Under Section 101 (1) of the Provincial Elections Act,  all ballots must be marked with a black lead pencil. A black lead  pencil is provided in each pollingrbooth.  Remember: To ensure that your vote is valid, please mark your  ballot with the black lead pencil provided  e Polling stations will be open throughout the province from  8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.  ��� In areas on Mountain Standard Time, polling stations will be  open 9- a.m. to 9 p.m.  ELECTION/75  BRITISH COLUMBIA  K_ L. Morton, Chief Electoral Office*  2735 Cambie Street, Vancouver, B.C.  FEDERAL  BUSINESS  DEVELOPMENT BANK  Succeeding Industrial Development Bank ��  145 West 15th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. 980^6571 Elphevents...  by D. J. HAUKA  When first asked to do this  column I was exceedingly  smug. I went around telling  everyone I met about how I  got this job with the Coast  News and how I was going to  write the school news in the  paper. I. expected hearty congratulations, but all I got, except in the Writing II class,  was the question, "What are  you going to write about?"  Come to think of it, I could  not imagine what I could  write albout. I write in the  school paper, but that type of  stuff isn't strictly "school  news." About all that I could  think about was basketball.  Basketball has always been  big at Elphinstone, and this  year is no exception. As usual, the spotlight falls on the  team is without last year's  senior boys. This year, the  entire first string, which, I  suppose, is only natural, as~  even the slowest student must  graduate sooner or later-  (This is not to insinuate that  basketball players are slow,  okay guys).  But the team is still a good  one, and almost as if to chow  us that we can depend on  them yet another year, the  senior boys won the Queen  Elizabeth tournament Novem  ber 28 and 29, by beating Salmon Arm and their host  Queen E.  Somewhat in the shadow of  the seniors, the juniors lost in  the tournament but on Tues  day, December 4, won 44-27  over Pender Harbour. To my  knowledge the boys have  never lost to Pender Harbour.  Elphi has a new team, ban  tams (maybe it's just a better name for the grade eights)  In any case, they won a game  against   Squamish,   30-21.  Then, of course, there's th<?  girls basketball. The girls  seem to have a good team  this year. The juniors have  won three straight so far,  against Cambie, Sutherland,  and Pender.  - And for the first time since  the old (how soon we forget)  school burned down, the almost hibernating Sports Coun  cil has organized house games  This would be almost negligible if it were not for one  interesting fact. The Sky^  hawks. Kodiaks, Barracudas  and Lindsay's Losers (the  four houses) play, unlike the  segregated basketball, with  guys and gals together. This  makes for some interesting  games.  Another facet of school  news is what the student  council is doing. A lot more  than last year. With school  spirit at an all time low at  the beginning of the year, an  election for a student body  president was held. The campaign did wonders for school  spirit, but near the end, it  became something little short  of open war. This was not  caused by the candidates  themselves, but by their over-  zealous managers (one of  which is writing this column).  In the end, the f bur-way race  was won by Susan Dixon,  with Pat Gaines- (Lindsay)  coming in second as vice=pres  ident;  On December 14, a dance is  to be held in pur new gym.  It's a semi-formal affair, featuring Laden Argus, who  hopefully, will be better thai,  the disastrous dance held last  month with the band Siwash  Rock. We don't know what  exactly went wrong, maybe  the band was in a bit pf a  hurry or maybe they were  afraid we'd hurl them out  bodily after hearing them. Be-  lieve hie, the impulse wa&  there.  Other things g0 on at El  phinstone. We have a chess  club, mostly composed oir  grade 10s dedicated to the  proposition ttait NO chess  game can be boring as long  as there are at least 15 peo  pie clamoring over the two  players, giving hearty advice  and heartier admonishment.  There's the student council  committee of the Christmas  Tree, which has yet to take  any action (the original wish  toeing to procure a Christmas  tree for the school, but not  knowing how to go about it).  , And finally, there is the  three year old school rag  Elphevents, conceived, writ  ten and in most cases, slapped  hastily together >*>y thefwrit  ing eleven dlass,; usuall^ tiie.  sanest (or possibly the other  side of the coin) bunch of  kids in the school. Elphevents  is the namesake of this column, and. it's the -paper  through which I got this job.  I'm D. J. Hauka, arid that is  the news at Elphie.  ANDY'S DRIVE IN  WILL BE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS  DEC 24 TO JAN. 1 INCLUSIVEY  Sunnycrest Plaza  Gibsons  SOQAL CREDIT  Campaign Headquarters  WHARF ROAD, SECHELT  FOR INFORMATION ON:  1. WHERE TO VOTE  2. TRANSPORTATION  3. VOLUNTEER FOR CANVASSING  SIGN DISPLAY, DONATIONS  OR PARTY SUPPORT  Please phone 885-3323 or 885-3636  Authorized by Mackenzie Social Credit  Campaign Committee  Interviews with candidates for  the December 11 provincial election  Marion McRae - Liberal  Mrs. Marion McRae is the  Liberal candidate representing  Mackenzie riding in the December 11 provincial election. Mrs.  McRae, a. resident of Powell Ri  ver. was born and educated in  Vancouver and has lived on  the Sunshine Coast for 34  years.  She has acted as both trustee  and chairman of the Powell  River District School Board  and has been an active member of the community include  ing participation in Youth Services Association and v the Status of Women.  )Mrs. McRae, whQ is married  and mother of three sons' arid  ' one daughter, made a brief  visit to the^ Lower Sunshine  Coast last week. She spent  time meeting the public at  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre,  Gibsons, at Trail Bay Shopping  Centre in Sechelt and; at. Lord  Jim's Lodge.  In a short interview with  the Coast News last week, Mrs.  McRae said she felt the Liberi/  ais had a good chance in this  riding and that several liberals in the province had a good  chance^ to make it into the legislature.  Mrs. McRae. who takes a  very practical attitude towards  politics, said many Liberals in  the Powell River area would  do anything to get rid of the  present NDP government. She  called the present polarization  ridiculous and added that there  are still enough Liberals in  Powell River to influence the  . vote in this riding.  Asked what she thought  about Liberals in this area  throwing their support behind  the Social Credit candidate,  McRae said these people were  nothing more than opportunists.  * _f you can't stand up for  lyour principles then you don't  have very strong principles,"  ^she'is-iid..;Yv::;/.;;i;:.v" TY��Y; : ' .>.,---  '���^i_rs.*-MtJE-fte ^raisect3_4ber_il >  leader Gordon. Gibson; saying '  leader. She also feels that for-  that he would make a good  mer leader David Anderson  should be re-elected. t0 the legislature because he has a lot  to offer, especially on issues  dealing with the environment.  She denied .that Anderson had  been /'sacked" from the party,  as ohe reporter suggested, and  explained, rather, that he resigned because of difference?  within the party.  Mrs. McRae said she decided  to enter provincial politics be-Y  cause "the polarization got to  me and it also got to a lot of  other people." She feels the  Liberal party' offers a happy  medium between the extreme  left and the extreme right.  "I was asked to run for the  legislature in 1969 but I felt I  was just a country girl." She  declined the suggestion at that ;  time. If elected, Mrs. McRae  said she would give up her  school trustee seat and she has  already given iip her part timi*  job as a bookkeeper.  Mrs. McRae said it was especially her involvement in the  area of education that encouraged her to run. She admitted  she was not familiar with  many of the present broader  issues but "that is something  to be learned."  She criticized the present education system claiming it is"  too centralzed. She feels more  power and responsibilities  Ishould be given to local school  boards although there should,  also be a limit to that.  "Some  of  the powers must  be retained by the provincial '.;���  government so that  education -  doesn't become too de-centralized." .  She said the present NDP  government started out to de  centralize the education system but "they're in more of a .  mess now han they have ever  been in."  Mrs. McRae also feels the  changes the NDP have made  are also resulting in a much  more expensive school"system.  She said it would not be heir  objective to keep school policies and programs stable but  people .should be made aware  of the consequences of some of  the changes.  "Some of the improvements  are costing a lot of money,"  she pointed out. An example  of such a program, she said, is  the one for children with learning disabilities, adding quickly  that she was certainly not  against it but that, again, the  public should be fully aware  of how much is being spent on  the program.  Asked about her opinion; on  some of the other issues, inflation and wage and price controls, for instance, Mrs. McRae  said she agreed with the controls because inflation must be  beaten.  On the NDP social programs/  the Liberal candidate said she  MARION McRAE  is always concerned about social change because'social programs are needed, especially  for children and pensioners.  "The Liberals are certainly ���  riot going to neglect that," she  said. She added, however, that  social changes should not be  undertaken merely for political advantage.- Besides implementing the social policies, she  said, there must also be some  concern over the method of  supporting them.  She pointed but that social  change could not take place  without a sound economic, base  -���- and that requires the industries in our province to be  working. On the topic of industry, she feels that large  companies shouldbe open for  workers to buy or invest in.  ; On foreign investments in  this province, Mrs. McRae said  she was not familiar enough  with that issue to make a judgment but she feels that foreign  investment,^ held to a limit,  would encourage the economy  of this province.  Mrs. McRae also said that a  special government department  should be set up to deal with  pensioners. She feels a lot of  elderly people are having a  hard time coping with all the  changes and furthermore that  i-iahy seniors would still like  to work arid.be a useful part oi  our society.  \- "That wouldfeliminate a lot  of loneliness that results from  elderly people having nothing  t0 do."  Asked what area of the government-she would like to  work in, if elected, Mrs. McRae  said education because "that is .  what I am familiar with/' Asked if she felt she would feel  fcustrated as a Liberal backbencher, she said she is not  -stuck" on -.any specific party  policy but would use common  sense. "And when I feel a need  to bang on the table because  I've got something to say, then  I'll bang on the table."   . .  Summing up her philosophy.  Mrs. McRae said she was not  about to make any promises  because "being on trie outside  is not like being on the inside."  Slie said she would not start  making promises that she may  not be able to carry out merely for the sake of getting herself elected to the legislature.  Cheques for  village  Even during his busy campaign schedule, MLA Don  Lockstead still finds time to  drop off some cheques from  the provincial government.  Lockstead recently presented  a cheque in the amount of  $4,453 to the village of Gibsons  as a further grant under the  Natural Gas Revenue Sharing  Act. A previous grant under  the same act amounted to  $28,000. The additional money  wais granted because of a  growth factor in the village.  A supplementary cheque for  $2,103.46 was also provided by  the provincial Department of  Recreation and Conservation  to cover additional costs for  the new tennis courts. The  courts are located behind _$l-  nhinstone school. Y  The provincial grant for the  tennis courtsf represents gov  ernment policy that provides  one-third of the capital cost  for community recreation projects;^  Sechelt SWm  CHAIN SAW CENTRE  Cowrie St. Y Ud  General Fire Extinguishers  ,��-  CfP-2% CP-5S CP-5SH  Handy DRY CHEMICAL fire extinguishers fully approved for marine  transportation and industrial use; Completely non-toxic. Units' feature:  rugged en'ameHed sheU, ^ visual pressure gauge  mounting bracket; _E^ class B ^u__^C fires. '~  CLASS  Y.r  Yl  5 lb. size with  swivel tube and  horn. GO_ Carbon Dioxide fire  extinguisher for.  Class B and C  A - Fire in ordinary, easily  combustible iriaterials such  as paper,: Wood, fabric, rubbish, rubber, etc. The ABC  extinguisher seals off Class  A, fires with an insulating  cover ��� prevents re-ignition  or fila^backr;-':::^';^^1::;"1'.  B - Fire in flariimable liquids  such as gasoline, oil, paint,  varnish,. alcohol, etc. The  ALBIG extinigiiisher smothers  and. cools Class B fires.  C <- Fires in live electrical  equipment such as motors,  switchboards, , generators,  circuits, etc. The ABC extinguishes Class C fires ���  dry chemical charge will not  conduct  electricity.  D - Five" pointed- star containing the letter 'D' (yellow  when shoiwtt in (color) identifies an extinguisher suitable for use on Class D fires  ��� combustible metals.  SALES AND SERVICE. WE ,WH_,L  LOOK AFTER YOUR REQUIREMENTS  Model WS-900  Water for  Glass  A fires, such  a_  wood, paper, textile, rubbish arid  similar  material. Beyond the  material  Our needs supplied our cup  running over. The concept of  wealth that moves beyond  mere material dollars to a full  enjoyment of evefy mnute, is  powerful to dissolve thoughts  of lack. Beliefs that God will  try us by denying our needs  are false theology. An accurate understanding of Love or  Providence shows us God as  benevolent Spirit whose presence only blesses.  This restful understanding  teaches us to acknowledge and  use present blessings. It makes  a keen and quickly-felt, practi  cal difference to the flavour of  daily life.  For more information, please  see the church advertisement  in this paper.  WANTED  _���  Used furniture or what  have yoa  AL'S USED FURNITURE  WE BUT BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons ��� 886-2812  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.xn.  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30 a.m, - St. John's.  Davis Bay  11:15 a.m. - Gibsons  Office - For appointments  Tues - 9:30 - 12:30  Wed. - 12:30 - 3:30  Fri. - 9:30 - 1-2:30  886-2338  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.  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  ��f Lourdes Church on the Sechelt Indian Reserve.  9:00 a.m. at The Holy Family  Church in Sechelt.  11:00 ajn. at St. Mary's Church  in Gibsons. m  Phone 885-0526  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  Member  P.A.O.C.  Phone 886*7107  Highway and Martin Road  Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Morning Worship 11 am.  Evening Service 7 p.m.  Wed., Bible Study, 7:80 p.m.  Pastor G. tv. Foster  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone   886-2660  Sunday school 10:15 a_n.  Worship Service 11:00 a.m.  Revival 7:00 pjn.  Bible study Wed. 7:30p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  Ohruch 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.  TSveryone welcome  Phone   885-3157   or   886-7882  Curlers - get out those brooms  result that, the building is pro-  Coast News, Dec. 10, 1975.     5  The Gibsons Winter Club  draws nearer to completion every day. More than half of the  drywalling has been installed,  and Fraser Valley Refridger-  ation has put in the compressor  and related equipment, so that  part 0f the building is ready .to  go.  Don Elson, of Elson Glass, donated his time and completed  all the glasswork, while the  Gibsons Kljwanis Club brought  in a crew of twelve on November 27, making a total crew of  24 that night. They accomplished a great deal with    the  gressing very welL  All club members, nori-mem  bers and Senior Citizens who  want to curl in the Gibsons  leagues in January, are asked  to pick up their curling forms  at the Royal Bank in Gibsons.  The club would like to know  if you are an experienced curler or an unexperienced curler,  how often you want to curl,  andiif you would like.to curl  in the men's, women's, mixed,  or senior citizens' league.  Completed forms must be returned to Carol McGivern. at  the Royal Bank, by'December  15 so the curling schedules may  be drawn up.  There will be a meeting in  January, before curling begins,  for inexperienced curlers. The  date is yet to be announced.  Information will be given on  curling equipment and a demonstration and lessons on how  to curl. The curling schedule  will 'be posted at that time,  and you can ask your questions  then.  Don't forget about your curling forrii. Pick it up at the Roy  al Bank, and happy curling.  MACK'S NURSERY  WILL BE CLOSED FOR WINTER SEASON  FOR LANDSCAPING PLEASE CALL  RON BABA, Beach Ave., Roberts Creek. 885-3476  ���*  $^...# a .>*'.->   <-  "This province  has the people  and the  resources to lick  any problem..,  ^glh'-.*- &    ��� *  a  M  all it  government to  manage its affairs.'  "We are going to put British Columbia tp work.  "To do this, we will provide responsible, well-managed government that will  earn the respect of taxpayers.... the respect of our world-wide customers... the  respect of investment dollars.  "Social Credit is committed tb getting our prime resource industries moving  forward again, in order to increase tax revenues and create jobs and opportunity.  We will remove the punitive legislation and restrictions that have frustrated our major  employers and stifled expansion. We will restore confidence in British Columbia.  "Our efforts will not be made at the expense of our environment or in the  reduction of benefits to people. Indeed, it is only through a healthy economy that we  can provide more services to our people and more help to those who need and  deserve it  "Governments must serve the needs of the community. We will put an end to  waste and mismanagement of public funds and stop spending foolishly.  "Social Credit is for the individual and against big government. We do not  believe that a central authority is the sole source of wisdom. With good government,  the wisdom and initiative to solve many problems and to administer sound policies  will be found in the people of our diversified communities.  "This is the moment to put British Columbia first, to make your vote reflect your  own desire for individual opportunity and your desire to get British Columbia  working again.  "Social Credit offers a new way to work together. Join with me in restoring  strong, capable government to our province."  -J&^JjLa&  Bill Bennett  n  Sponsored br  British Columbia Social Credit Party if  6     Coast News, Dec. 10, 1975.  COAST NEWS ClASSlFiro A&S  N Phone 8S6-2S22  Deadline ��� Saturday noon  Minimum $1.50 ��� %5 words  10c a word thereafter  Subsequent Insertions % price  Legal ads 50c (per count line.  Subscription... Rates:  B.C. 1 year $6.00, 6 4no. $4.0��  Canada ex. B.C. 1 yr. S8.00  UjS. & foreign 1 year $10.W  It is agreed by any adverser requesting apace that liability of the Coast News in  Bvent of failure to publish any  advertisement or in event that  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 liabilty  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 TQ RENT (Cont'd)        TRAVEL  COMING EVENT.  Monday, December 15, OAPO  Branch 38, General Meeting, 2  p.m., Health Centre, Gibsons.  TODDLER SITTING  SERVICE  Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. and  Saturdays from 1 t0 4 .pm.  iGdlbsoris Elementary school  igytm. Ages 2 and up. Services  by grade 7 students, with Parental supervision, to raise funds  tor 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 pan..  Bingo, New Legion Hall, Gibson..  FOUND  Male Brittany Spaniel type  dog, white and brown. Well  trained. Found in Rec. Centre  area in Roberts Creek. Phone  885-3373 evenings.  ANNOUNOMERR  If you are concerned about  someone with a drinking problem call Al-Anon at 885-9638  or 886-9193. Meetings, St. Aidan's Hall, Tuesday, 8 p.m.   For Latter Day Saints to thus  area, contact 886-2546.   For membership or explosive  requirements contact R. Nim-  .rao, Cemetery Road. Ph. 886-  ��778. Howe Sound Farmers'  'Institute. Stumping or ditch-  ting powder, dynamite, electric  cr   regular   caps,   prima-cord,  Alcoholics Anonymous. Phone  886-9904 or 885-9327. Gibsons  meeting Monday, 8:30 p.m. in  Gibsons Athletic Hall.  KELP WANTED  $100, S200, $300  Need extra money for  Christmas bills? Just a few  hours weekly calling on  friendly Fuller Brush customers can be most reward-  ins. For more information  write Fuller Brush Co., c-o  T. Diamond. R.R. 3, Kamloops or call collect 578-7633.  WORK WANTED  Painter, 24 years experience,  have big spray outfit, quick, efficient. Contract or hourly  rates. CaU 886-2512.   Backhoe available for drainage, ditches, water lines, etc.  Phone 88E-2921, Roberts Creek  TYPEWRITER  &  ADDING MACHINE  SALES & SERVICE  Phone 886-7111   FURNACE INSTALLATIONS  OIL BURNER SERVICE  Financing Available  Call Thomas Heating, 886-711!  CHIMNEY  SWEEPING  Oii Stoves  and heaters cleaned and  repaired  Phone Ron  Crook,  885-3401  after 5 p.m.  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.  MISC. FOR SALE  TWILIGHT  THEATRE  Phone 886-2827  Thurs.. Fri.. Sat. Dec. 11, 12. 13  Evenings at 8  Matinee Saturday, 2 p.m.  BAMBI  Sun., Mon., Wed. Dec. 14. 15, 17  ANDY WARHOL'S  FRANKENSTEIN  RESTRICTED: Warning, many  disgusting brutal scenes and  some sex.  Have own power saw. Looking  for job falling trees to clear  lots, etc. Phone 886-2834 for  free estimates.   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.  HIGHFUEL 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.' CaU us, 885-2109.  Free estimates. John Risbey.  Two high school boys 15 and  16, wiU do work of any kind.  Phone 886-9503.      Garbage removal. Reasonable  and reliable. Handyman work  done well. Cabinets, fine finished work. Phone 886-7822.  WANTED  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  AGNES LABONTE  is ready to assist you in her  home on Fairmont Rd., Gibsons  PHONE  886-7710  CARS, TRUCKS FOR SALE  '1974 Daitsun 610 station wagon,  2,000 cc, 4 speed trans. Phone  886-7697.  ���  1969 VW Van, camperized, has  20,000 miles on new motor.  Good condition, $2,300 or best  offer. Phone 886-2740.  1974 Econoline Van 300. camperized, fibreglass roof, automatic, PS & PB, radio, beauti-  ful condition.  Phone  886-92.8.  '62 Dodge Vz ton pickup, 6 cyl..  $300 or best offer. Phone 886-  2497.  GIBSONS LANES  Open Bowling  Fri. 7 - 11 p.n_  Sat., 2 - 11 p.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 craft supplies, low  prices. Phone 886-7770. YY  Good mixed hay, loo or -400  bales. Phone 886-2887.  197-3 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-_4 in. $150. Phone evenings  885-9237.  _____ ,  Lindner piano, 5 years old, apt.  size, 500 lbs., excellent conidi-  tion. Phone 886-2811.   Lenses, Konica 135 mm. f3.2,  $150; Konica 200 mm f3.5, $175.  Phone 885-3705..    Double box spring and mattress; large Anborite kitchen  table, $15; enamel wood and  coal burning heater, $15; as  new, screen black cast iron  fireplace, $200; propane counter  top stove, stainless steel, $125.  Phone 886-��387.   Enterprise oil stove, 2 oil barrels and new hot water tank,  $100; electric rangette, $15;  electric polisher, $15; Apply  Morrison, 1614 Marine Dr., 886-  9030.   Cord wood cut to your requirements. Will stack on dehvery.  Phone 886-2834.   Three new Char Lynn hydraulic steering motors, complete  with steering wheels, $M>0 ea.  W. Nygren, 886-2350. -   Yamaha 90 cc Enduro, good  for hunting. WiU take reasonable offers. Phone 886-7338.   Free fill available. Phone 886  7156  The Women's Centre needs a  comfortable couch. chairs.  smaU fridge and large desk.  Phone between 9 a.m. and 9  p.m.   885-37ill.   PETS  BOATS FOR SAIi  MARINE  INSURANCE  PROBLEMS?  .  New insurance advice  Re-iusurance advice  Claims settled  Capt. W.  Y.  Higgs,  Marine Surveyor  Box 339, Gibsons  PHonea 886-9546 or 885-942S  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 ear  W. Nygren, 886^2350.  ELPHINSTONE Senior girls  attempt toj rack up points in  lasit Saturday's basketball  game against David Thompson  High from Vancouver. The  girls managed to score 25  points but that wasn't enough  to win the game. David Thompson won 37-25.  In a senior boys game played  later, Elphinstone took the upper spot with a score of 78-60  over David Thompson senior  boys. The gajmes were played  in the Elphinstone gymnasium.  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.  Phone 886-9826  12'   x  56'   2  bedroom   mobile  home, 3 years old. 8' x 10' heat  ed storage room and sundeck  attached.   Excellent   condition.,  Set up in mobile home park.'  Phone 886-7801,  PROWRTY FOR SALE  WANKD  Timber wanted, plus alder.  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O  Log Sorting Ltd. Phorie 886-  7896 or 886-7700.  FOR RBn  2 bedroom duplex, North Road,  $200 per mo. Available Jan. 1.  Phone 886t7625. f ^  Maple ���Crescent Apts. 1662 j  School Road, Gibsons. Suites  for rent. Cablevision, parking,  close to schools and shopping.  Reasonable rent. Apply Suite  103A.  Available immediately, modern  bachelor suite, fridge, stove,  bath. W-W carpets. $180. Call  886-7629.  2 bedroom furnished suite, waterfront.   Gibsons.  Phone   886-  7108.   Available Dec. 1, maybe before.  2 bedroom house, quite new,  on Seaview Road, Gibsons.  CaU 886-2935 eves.    2 room bachelor apt. $100 a  month including heat and light.  Private entrance and bath, fully ifurnished, non-smoker, 3  miles north of Langdale. Ph.  886-2923.  "  3 bedroom house, cream color,  waterfront, across from post  office, $200 a month. Available  Dec. 15. Phone Vancouver 874  9574.- -  Available December 15, 2 bedroom furnished trailer, Sorry,  no dogs. Phone 886-2887.  Gibsons, semi^waterfront lot  with all f aciUties, selectively  cleared. 886-2738  Roberts Creek. FuUy serviced  ��� lots for sale on Marlene Road.  Phone 886-7896 or 886-7700.  RECEIPT BOOKS  WITH 1, 2 OR 4 ON  .COAST NEWS WANT ADS.  Local Phone ��� 885-2241  Direct Line ��� 685-5544  ROBERTS CREEK  AND* AREA:  Roberts Creek R2���JSievetfal  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 liv-  ingroom, sundeck, 2 finished fireplaces; fuU basement, large foyer, etc. ETC!!  $24,900 down, take over  bank mortgage. CaU Dave  Roberts to view, 885-2973.  All breed dog grooming, clipping, terrier stripping, bathing.  Walkey  Kennels, 885-2505.  LIVESTOCK  Arab mare for sale. FuU sister  to Ibn Valaddi. TraU riding,  show ring, broodmare or whatever. Safe with children. Term  available. 884-5268 after 5 p.m.  Charles English Lfd,  REAL ESTATE & INSURANCE  GIBSONS, B.C.       Ph. 886-2481  SUNNYCREST SHOPPING CENTRE  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 btock building 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 natural wood interior. Sundecks arid curving driveway. Excellent buy-at  $59,500. .       _  ALDERSPRING ROAD, Gibsons: Be_-utfuUy kept home  with view of harbor. This large home is on fuU bsmt. and  has partlv developed upstairs. A real famUy home, only  $35,500.  65 x 217 ft. lot on Grandview Rd., Gower Point. Excellent value at $10,900.  Ken Crosby ��� 886^2098 Anne Gurney ��� 886-2164  Don Sutherland ��� 885-9362 Jay Visser ��� 8853300  George Cooper ��� 886-9344  STARTING WITH THE PAPER OF DECEMBER 17,  THE  DEADLINE FOR  CLASSIFIED  AND DISPLAY  ADVERTISING WILL BE NOON SATURDAY  INSTEAD OF NOON TUESDAY.  DEADLINE FOR DEC. 17 PAPER WILL BE DEC. 13  ALSO STARTING DECEMBER 13  WE WILL BE OPEN ON ^SATURDAYS, 0 to 5  AND CLOSED MONDAYS.  CONSULT US FOR ALL  YOUR INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS   '  MEMBER ��� MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE  Phone 886-2000 ��� Gibsons, B.C  GIBSONS  BAY:  Near new 2  level beach home, modern in  every respect. 2 lovely bedrooms,, spacious living room  with^^ fireplace extends fuU  width of .house providing panoramic view of viUage and  Hoiwe Sound. Lge. deck, modern step-saver kitchen, utility,  vanity bath. The fuU basement  is partially finished. WeU constructed and insulated boat  house is wired. A real,Uttle  gem for only $59,500.  GOWER POINT ROAD: A real  buy in a view lot - 69 x 250;  Regional water, etc. $15,000.  HOPKINS: 100' x 140' view  property, serviced by Hopkins  Water Board. You have a clear  view of the ferries coming and  going plus North Shore mountains. A beautiful spot for that  dream home. $19,500.  GIBSONS: 65' x 130' level lot  in quiet residential area, few  nice trees, close to Senior Citi  zens HaU and Park. $10,500.  LANGDALE HEIGHTS: 1280  sq. ft. of modern living in unique design new house. Wall to  wall carpet throughout. Situated on 79' x 139' with panoramic view of Howe Sound and surrounding '. islands. 5 minujte,  walk to ferry and school is con-  veniently located opposite.  Terms ori $55,000.  GOWER POINT: Attractive 5  room cottage on 100' lot. The  spacious living room features  beamed ceiUng, and stone fireplace. Kitchen could be modernized, 3 nc. bath. 2 bedrooms,  glass enclosed front entrance.  Large storage she'd at rear  Few stens to water's edge.-.  Only $40,000.  SEASIDE PLAZA  LISTINGS WANTED  DROP IN AND SEE US  Norm Peterson��� 886-2607  E. McMYNN AGENCY  Real Estate and Insurance  Phone Eves.  Ron McSavaney  ���  885-3339 x  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 exteeUent view in. developing area;  also good holding property. Asking $9,750.  New subdivision in West Sechelt. See these lota for  immediate building. Water, Hyfdro, road, etc., in rapidly  developing area. Di_fere_~t sizes and different prices.  $11,500 to $13,500.  Phone 886-2248  Box 238  Gibsons, B.C. Ferries resume operations  Coast News, Dec. 10, 1975.     T  HOLIDAY J  TO HAWAII, MEXICO, FLORIDA  DISNEYLAND, RENO  REPRESENTING  SUN FLIGHT, ALL FUN, FUNSEEKERS  REDWING, C.A.T. TOURS, WORLD TOURS  Peninsula Travel Agency  DENTAL BLOCK       GIBSONS 886-2855  Graduate Canadian; Travel College  (Continued from Page 1)  department of economic development because it was claimed  to be a federal responsibility.  New also said his announcement last week to cease operation of the ferries was nothing new to either the MLA or  the provincial government. He  Clarifies  recreation  area  II"  II  II  ii  II  II  II  II  II  II  ll  II  II  II  IL  SIX WEEKS IN SPAIN  IN YOUR OWN PERSONAL APARTMENT  IN ONE OF THESE FABULOUS COMPLEXES  PLAYMAR  LA NOGALERA  ALOHA TORRES  DELTA DEL SOR  CRUZ DEL SOR  ALOHA PLAYA :  LAS PALMERAS  ALOHA MARBELLA  II  II  II  from  r I T  (includes air fare)  Stopover in London, England for small  "^ additional charge  CALL YOUR TRAVEL AGENT and BOOK NOW  885-2910 SECH ELT 922-0221  II  II  II  II  II  II  II  II  II  II  The following is a copy of  a letter addressed to the secretary-treasurer of the Sunshine Coast Regional District.  In last week's papers there  ���wcas ,a report carried which  stated that the Regional Board  was looking into the possibih  ties of establishing a class B  park in the area referred tp as  Tetrahedron  Mountain.  Although I for one would be  delighted if this was in fact  true, I rather think that .the  board is not talking about Tetrahedron at aU but is using the  name to cover the area used by  the Tetrahedron Ski Club on  Mount Elphinstone, which is  quite a long way from the ac  tual mountain and in fact has  no connection with it.       r  The club was..jgranted a spe  cial usage permit for an area  covering approximately .1.8  acres on which it pays taxes,  for the purpose of down hill  skiing. As far as can be ascertained this permit is still  valid. .      %  It is my hope that this will  clarify the situation but if in  fact Tetrahedron Mountian is  going to be considered as a  park, the board _s to be high-,  ly commended and should not  be discouraged!  ���JOHN HIND _3MITH.  MORE LETTERS  ON PAGE 9'  Backgammon, . RummoliY  Mastermind, Chaos, Michigan Poker, Stockticker, all  good family games for  those fun evenings. Miss  Bee's, Sechelt.  THIS IS 1975  I'm  you to vote for ME  ��NERGY  RESPONSIBILITY  CAPABILITY  THE ISSUE IS BASIC  BC. NEEDS STABILITY  Eric Paetkau  SOCIAL CREDIT  Authorized by Mackenzie Social Credit  Campaign Committee  said he had written a letter to  Lockstead last August informing the MILA that if no funding was available he would  have to cease operations.  New said he wired Transport  Minister Carl Liden in October informing him that traffic  was dotwn 30 percent and if no  provincial assistance was forthcoming he could no longer continue to operate.  New said the response he  received, in effect, said "weU  fella, you'U just do what you  have to do."  ���In the meantime, Social Credit candidate Eric Paetkau also  reacted; to the Coast Ferry announcement. In his statement  Paetkau said the subsidy is a  federal government responsi-  bihty "but we certainly can't  sit back and say we'll do nothing,"  Paetkau said he was in Sullivan Bay when the last Coast  Ferries vessel caUe��� into that  port and people there were  very distressed. Paetkau said  everybody is sitting around  blaming everybody else but  the prime concern is to get the  service into operation again.  In reaction, to DPaetkau's  statement that a Social Credit  government would provide a  subsidy to Coast Ferries,, NDfP  MLA Don Lockstead said it  was an irresponsible statement  "and reminds me of the old  days of Social Credit when taxpayers' money was recklessly,  plunged .into questionable private operations before thoroughly examining those operations tb determine taxpayers  are getting the best value for  the dollar."  Canada Manpower  Centre  Wharf Street  Sechelt  OPEN DECEMBER 17 & 18  Wed. 1 - 4:30       Thurs. 10:30 - 3  DECEMBER 30 & 31  Wed. 10 - 4:30      Thurs. 10:30 - 12  We have replenished our stock. Don't wait  until it snows again, come in and jet your  snow tires now and avoid the rush.  COASTAL TIRES  1 mile west of Gibsons  r  ��� . ���  CHARGEX        886-2700       MASTERCHARGE  MEN! make it easy on her this Christmas. Just check Ihe  boxes for the gifts you'd like this year - or write your own in the  f-     space provided. |p�� just leave it out where she can  see it .Inland don't say a word!  $195  ���---* '���  FRANKLIN STOVE   "> I   FIREPLACE SET   SHARP CATALYTIC HEATER, 8800 BTU  rw'.  m  SHARP CATALYTIC HEATER, 6800 BTU   I      I   VISEGRIP SET -.   COMPACT TOOL KIT  STANLEY HAMMER .  T~T SMALL STANLEY HAMMER  j I KEROSENE COOK STOVE _i  I      I    PLASTIC LIGHT FIXTURE _.  $13.95  $80  $65  $11.75  $1.69  $4.39  $2.79  $36.95  $4.95  yyy^yy%y  NEXT TO SUNNYCREST PLAZA, 886-2642 -Stir:!cjn='~ s w-  8     Coast News, Dec. 10, 1975.  A dessert that TOPS would have frowned upon  by JOAN RIGBY  Thirty-eight ladies of the  Gibsons Hospital Auxihary  met December 3 for a Christmas lunch. We enjoyed Turkey  casserole (unthawed and reheated from that leftover from  the Aloha Buffett), mixed vegetables, buttered rolls, and a  a Christmas dessert that TOPS  members would have frowned  upon. We exchanged small  gifts and found there are stiU  little but nice gifts available  for fifty cents. We happily wel  corned four new members ���  Mrs. Bobby Johnston, Mrs.  Marion McConneU, Mrs Esma  Graham, Mrs. E. Morris. We  welcomed Mrs. Polly Warn in  October and Mrs. Gladys Palmer and Mrs. Dorothy Lucas  in November. We wiU be happy to welcome you in January!  It was a happy moment to  hear just how successful our  Aloha Buffet was. Convenor  Mrs. Jean Longley, in accepting our thanks for a terrific  job, jokingly said she was delighted to accept our praise,  but if we had failed, the blame  would have had to faU on the  heads of the committee chairmen!  We regretted to report the  quUtihg party scheduled foi  November 19 had literally  been washed out, when the  basement of Calvary Baptist  Church was flooded, by the  heavy rains. We will be meeting in the New Year to quUt,  using the Turkey Trot pattern.  Printed Pattern  h~/k~+-/k*  'o*m}  Feel free, easy, comfortable  in the flowing lines of this  zip-up dress with handy pockets. Whip it up quickly!  Printed Pattern 4992: Half  22%, 24%,. Size 14% (bust 37)  Sizes 12%, 14%. 16% 18%. 20%,  takes 1% yards 60 inch fabric.  $1.60 for each pattern���cash,  cheque or money order. Add  15c each pattern for first-class  mail and special handling.  Print plainly Size, Name, Address, Style Number. Send to  Anne Adams, Coast New*,  Pattern Dept., 60 Progress Ave.  Scarborough, Ont; MIT 4P7  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, 75c  Sew & Knit Book   $1.25  Instant Money Crafts ... $1.00  Instant Sewing Book $1.00  Instant Fashion Book .. $1.00  For all your Sewing  and Knitting Needs  FABRIC HOUSE  Marine Drive 886-7525  Mrs. Gladdie Davis reported  8% tables of bridge in November. Mrs. Alameda Whiting  had raffle tickets on eight doUs  being displayed in various  stores. At present they are to  be seen in Kruse Drug stores,  and tickets are available there.  Watch for the ladies with the  dolls and tickets at the Sunnycrest Plaza some day prior to  the draw, which wiU be prior  to December 20.  The auxihary is very grate  ful to Mrs. I. Enemark who  knit head-huggers, pram and  crib covers to be sold at the  hospital Gift Shop. We gratefully accept her offer to knit  an afghan for raffle. Six ladies  worked 17 hours in the extended care area. We will welcome  members willing to work in  this worthwhUe and reward  ing area of the hospital.  To paraphrase a weU known  BayingY'The luncheon is over,  who wiU convene the luncheon'  our president, Mrs. Ida LesHe,  asked for a convenor for our  spring lunch.  We gratefuUy thank Mrs. M.  Langdale for accepting this  responsibility. The auxihary is  again accepting donations in  Heu of local Christmas cards.  Your donations may be made  at either the Royal Bank or  the Bank of Montreal, until  noon of Friday, December 19;  Mrs. Dorothy Cruice is looking  after this for us.  BAY MOTORS  TO GIVE YOU THE BENEFIT OF FULL  SERVICE, WE ARE OPEN 7 am. to 9 pin.  ON SUNDAYS 9 am. to 6 pm.  WE SPECIALIZE IN WHEEL ALIGNMENT  T.Johnson ftftCJMAA    ���'   Wilso__ Creek  885-9466  Dorit settle for anyone less.  British Columbia has strong leadership.  Let's.  fn\  9  L_z_  Authorized by the New Democratic Party gg5_-s__-S3___pii_~���-35^  Highways  Dept. lax  Editor:   I   am   writing   this  letter to protest the lax atti  tude shown by our local highways department in maintain  ing the highways  during the  weekend   snowfall.    Although  there was  plenty  of warning  from  the  weather  bureau  al  least   12  hours  ahead,   no  at  tempt was made to clear the  the roads until after  10 a.m  Sunday morning. Furthermore,  at no time during the day did  the    department    manage    to  clear the. road to a reasonable  driving condition. As a result  there   were   great   inconveni  ences   to those   who    had to  drive, numerous accidents, da'  mage  to   care,   and some  injuries, one   fatal. _ I   lay   the  blame squarely on the people  responsible for the local highways department.  While I -amat :it,_Ywould'  Uke to state that the maintenance of the roads on the peninsula has been a disgrace for a  long time, and. that any request  for services has been met with  arrogance and lack of co-oper  ation. I therefore demand that  the ministerof highways make  an inquiry into the local department's demonstrated incompetence to handle snow re  movaj, and their' general inability to maintain the roads  on the peninsula in decent driv  ing roridition.  ���JOHN PEDERSON,   '  Sechelt.  j  Better  Hawaii?  Editor: I thought first to  \jrrite this article ^ncognito.^but  at the other hand 'my experience could just as weU.be  yours and, so what's tlie aif-"  ference.  Did you ever stop to think  how much time you spent to  write, speak or read about  what is wrong or who is wrong  as opposite to what is right?  WeU if you take all that is  right for granted then there  will be very Uttle to enjoy in  this world.  But back to my-story: a routine hospital case with a pre-  scheduled surgery, something  which nobody is going to look  forward to as a means for enjoyment. Place: St. Mary's  hospital. People involved:  many. First a lady with the  questions, than the other white  coats with the needles, Uttle  jars and tapes. Then you get to  your room. Mine was very spacious with a beautiful ocean  view. Later I found the the  rest of them being very very  much the same. At the end of  each wing there was a lounge  with reading material, telephone and a big coloured TV.  N0 quarters necessary to op- ���  erate.  But now ypu are back in  your room. A Nurse with thermometer and baUoon for bipod  pressure is going to get you  before supper and after just,,  about every imeal, always  thought comes with a smile  and question to accomodate  your wishi The meals aire oh  time, warm and arranged in a  nianner of airline service. Sot  what else for an encore? I  thought to go watch my favorite program MASH - on T.V.  Yet after 10 minirtes I turned  it off. Kind pf boring I thought  Dackrub had much more of a  personal touch. Y  Now it .was time forYtheY  operating expose. My case was  number one of five and it took  a fuU two hours. But first  things first. You are told exact  ly what is going to take place  and type of anesthetic treatment you are going to receive.  Then the white coats personnel  wiU turn into a sort of green  Karati Kimonos and with face  shields. Those are the executioners'. Oh boy, if something goes wrong there you  sure know it or don't! Two  big reflectors each about four  feet in diameter above -your  head.  A last look on the clock. It  is 8:03 a.m. or 3 minutes behind the schedule. A deejp  breath through, the oxygen  mask and the next thing you  know it is - four hours later  when you wake up. In the  meantime the green Karatis  were still choppping bones under the schorching. lamps.  But let's go back to you, the  patient. You will probably do  lots of sleeping at this point  and just as well. Give "the  body a cha.ce to readjust with  the chanres. Then you will  feel better'and the filial ver-  diet will say, now you can go  wherever you came from: But  wait, first you must pay the  bill: Three days,.at $1 per day  equals $3 cash.  Last year about the same  time I went to Haw-h. My  room . certainly did not cost  $1 a day nor did it have an  ocean view. T.V was extra and  so were the meals. No rub  down at all. St. Mary's hospital is on the Sunshine Coast,  open 24 hours a day for service  to anyone who heeds it. Have  you. ever thought about it that  way?  G.  Turynek Gibsons  Mail goes  If.Yonr Horoscope ^  Horoscope for the next week  By TRENT VARRO  ARIES - March 21 to April 20  There's a. strong possibility  that you wUl be changing your  place of residence if ypu haven't done so already. If you  don't "move" you will probably change your outlook on  some  private  decision.  TAURUS - April 21 to May 21  "Make hay while the sun  shines" might be agoodslogan  for you to follow now; INext  month there may be "some  slight ; distiirbances ; in.. your  chart that could tend to upset  you. Act ;now!  GEMINI - May 22 to June 21  Everything is 'coming up roses'  in your solar chart at- this  time. You have a new Ufe  ahead that is so much better  than "what you have been  through in the past. Make the  most of this..  7.    - ..." i  CANCER - June 22 to July 22  A little tension and perhaps  some slight health problem  may crop up. sometimes duringthe week. Face this honestly and if you need medical attention see your doctor. The  long-range out-look is good.  LEO - July 23 to August 23  Romantic times abound for you  Leo. This should ease much  tension and provide you with  some very pleasant experiences. Business is not too well  aspected.  VIRGO - August 24 to Sept. 22  Many persons, will probably  be turning to you for advice  during the next week. As long  as you keep your head on your  shoulders, all will be weU. Be  sure the advice you give is  good.  Poems and  promises  Editor:  The day we've been waiting for  is coming very near,  The date is December 1_ and  1975 is-the year.  I've been watching the tele and  I don't know which way to  vote.  They do a lot of raving to get  . each' other's goat.  They caU each other names  that are very naive,  One called him young Bill and  the other fat Dave.  Now young Bill says if we  don't vote for him fat Dave  will hook up the plow,  Well this sounds awful scary,  but I don't think it's the  truth somehow.  I know I'm not very smart but  I don't understand how  Dave could puU a plow through  all that frozen land.  But I guess we could vote for  young BUI.  And let him get in his licks.  But Lord help us if he finds  his daddy's bag of tricks!  ���MIKE JEPSON.  Socred neglect of social issues,  the present government's record to date has been a welcome  change. There is much.. still  to be done. I hope those who  appreciate the change will support Mr. Lockfetead.  ���F. D. PARKER,  'Roberts Creek.  Recycling  same tactics  Editor: We are appaUed, as  we are sure other fair-minded  residents of the Sunshine Coast  must be, by the misrepresenta- ���  tions and - distortions of the  truth used by some of Dr.  Paetkaii's campaign workers  and in come of his advertising.  How can one vote for -a candidate who allows his supporters to recycle the same despicable scare tactics so overworked in past Bennett days?  ���FRANK AND MARYANNE  v- WEST, R.R. 1, Gibsons.  MORE LETTERS  ON PAGE 7  Coast News, Dec. 10, 1975.     B  Fire hall  'consideration'  A story in the Coast News  last week concerning the fire  budget indicated that a new  fireball would he under construction next year some time.  Gibsons Aid. Jim Metzler, wh0  presented the fire budget to  council last week has since  clarified that a new firehali  will not be constructed next  year but rather, that serious  consideration will be given to  the building of a new firehali.  In his presentation of the fire  budget, Aid. Metzler recommended expenses for improv-  ments to. the two firehaUs be  eliminated from the proposed  . budget because of the consideration being given to the construction of a new firehali.  Prospective locations for the  new firehaU are presently be  ing considered.  Our subscription expires this  week and we do not wish to  renew it. We like your paper  and wiU purchase it from time  to time on ferry news stands.  , Oyer a period of two years  the average time for your paper to travel 30 miles by Canada Post Office is two weeks.  With the recent non-perfown  amee we are giving up on publications received by mail. Canada and its people deserve  better.  K.T>. MOIR ,  North Vancouver  j  Educated  opinion  ��� |f ������:, ���  LIBRA - Sept. 23 to October 23  Some remarkable stroke of  good luck could come your  way next week that promises  much iii gains for the future.  Be extremely careful Y'with  money. Be wise in all forms of  investment. '  SCORPIO - pet: 214 toi <Nov. 22  Domestic matters are important. Make certain that you  are doing your part in harmonious ��� Uyirigj If ; disagreeing  with your wife or partner, you  should back off gracefully.  SAGITTARIUS Nov. 23 -Dec 21  Persons' from "fair away places'  are thinking of you now, and  are willing to help you. Whatever yOvL do don't become arrogant^ Count, your blessings  and you'U prosper.  CAPM<^RN>Dec. ZZ - Jan 20  Wart: until; the first week ;m  February   before . getting   in-.  volved; in any large business,  transaction. This might he an  excellent time to think: abput  a holiday^ Have fun in the sun!  AQUARIUS - Jan.21 to Feb. 18  A much better outlook should  be in store for you this week  than last; week. One thing is  certain, you won't be far "off  base" in any line of endeavour.  Play it smart!  PISCES > Feb. 19 t0 March 20  Your judgement is sound and  if kept on a practical plane  you can achieve wonders. Do  not be talked into any foolish  buisiness ventures. Romance ���  is blossoming in your sign how.  (Copyright 1975 by Trent  Varro.   All   rights   reserved.)  Editor: Those parents among  your readers who are concerned about the education their  children are receiving may be  interested / in the foUowing '  facts:  1. _ As long as the system of  one teacher to X number of  students remains, it is particularly obvious to anyone involved in education that the lower  that ratio is,- the more attention each child receives; Under  - the   previous   Socred   govern-  , ment I had 37 students in my  classroom. I now have 26 students and this reduction is.directly due to the. NDP policy  changes in education.  2. Prior to 1972 school construction freezes were frequent  ��� and cutbacks in provincial edu  catibnal spending a predictabil  ity. .-Districts experiencing  .growth received no help from  the Department of Education.  Under the present government  the capital cost ;budget has  been substantiallyincreased  and the. necessary new schools  and additions are being built.  3. The present government  , has provided educational leadership in eliminating antiquated textbook issues and in establishing committees to pursue curriculum development.  "While aU teachers or school  boards may not agree with all  - of the actions, the present Department of Education is by  far the most active, enquiring,  and forward thinking this province has known. Education"  Miriister Eileen Dailly has demonstrated her concern for the  education of children in this  province by providing special  funds for the teaching of children with learning disabilities.  Part of the duty of any government is to educate the new  citizens for better future generations. The present government has shouldered that responsibility in a most sensible  way.  ���W. SKAPSKI.  Pender Harbour.  works hard  Editor: May I call attention  to the fact that Mr. Don Lockstead, the NDP candidate and  present incumbent, has worked  very hard, not only for the  welfare of the constituency,  but to bring matters of general  poUcy of interest to constitu  ehts to the attention of the cabinet and the appropriate ministers? ., : .'-  As an example of the first,  a corner on  Hall Road had,  since 1056, been the site of one  or two accidents a year, a number of them serious, including  two deaths. AU attempts to get  action from the Socred High-.  ways Minister failed, the only  response   being   one; flippant  answer from Mr. Gaglardi. Mr.  Lockstead     approached     the  . Highways- Department and got  results. The dangerous Icorner'  was fixed. T   V  As an example of the second,  local citizens' letters tQ Mr.  Lockstead on more general  matters invariably reeeiye a  prompt and courteous reply,  with a follow-up letter detailing ministers or other officials  contacted, and information as  to the government's policies  iii the matter.  This is a welcome change  . from Socred arrogance and indifference. Let's give Mr. Lock  stead, and.the party he belongs  to, an opportunity t0 demonstrate further both his commitment to local interests, and  his willingness to facilitate participation "at the local level in  larger matters.  After 20 years' arrogance and  NEARLY ONE ACRE  $14,800 CASH  ON HIGHWAY, OPPOSITE GOLF COURSE  READY TO BUILD ON  HAS OWN SPRING AND ROAD ALLOWANCE  ZONED FARMLAND  A. SIMPKINS ��� BRICKLAYER  P.O. Box 517, Sechelt 885-2688  NEW Rooms  FLOORS  -!v>��-*-.J  ��� -^'VA  -������.     x��.   -    -  ; ���>��   #<r   ^ ���  ���*V    -ss. i  *      *    _?>  ������. < �� ,*2:   w  >i .,   ��� ,-  w    f.v-fc*-  -vrf. ��� ��    %    :    ���^*At��X5*   ���   .  ������  CARPETS PROM  Ken DeVries & Son Ltd.  1659 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Gibsons Ph. 886-7112  Yes we can!  w  We now have a Saw Chain Sharpener, for chain  and circular saw sharpening  ECHELT CHAIN SAW  CENTRE LTD.  COWRIE ST.  885-9626 interviews with candidates for  the December 11 provincial election  Eric Paetkau - Social Credit  (Continued from last week)  If you are elected ta< backbencher in the opposition do  you feel this constituency may  . be. deprived (somewhat? (It's  been said Under the previous  Social Credit government you  could tell Sphere a iSocred constituency ended because that's  . where the gravel started and  the pavement ended.  That's all a thing of the past,  and it's wrong. I don't have a  narrow outlook on things. We  have got to stop thinkinjg in  local terms only.  How do you feel about our  local governments? We seem  to be on the verge pf some  kind of re-arrangement now. Is  there any specific type of .government you would like io see  here?  ��� Well, I've talked tc all the  governments on the Sunshine  Coast and they all basically  have the same problems. Nutoci-  ber one they are not getting  enough financing and the per  capita grant hasn't increased  over quite a number of years.  The revenue that they get from  the profits on the natural gas  royalties are exactly enough to  pay for the increase in welfare  payments. Sq they're ho further ahea_. And they have no  say in the welfare setup. They  justt get a bill periodically  frorii Victoria for their share of  the welfare costs which amounts basically to the amount  they get extra from the natural  gas.  That doesn't really answer  your question but I would envision that in this area we  have too many little, groups.  Why can't we just be a larger  single government municipality? We have to look outside  the boundaries, of our little  zones of influence. Communication, travel, things the way  they are now you can't remain  parochial. There seems to be  a tremendous duplication of efforts here.  How  do  you   envision the  ferries in relation to life on ithe .  Sunshine Coast?  I don't mind speaking personally because I feel very  strongly that as a 'member I  will not take a back seat and  allow anyone to say you raise  your hand when we tell you tb  raise your hand. What I see  about the ferry system is that  first of all it would be very  simple tp run' the ferries al  night. Why? Because we're  spending $25 million on building new ferries and we let  them sit idle all night. You  could do an enormous amount  with that $25 million in the line  of setting up crews t0 run the  ship back and forth all nigh*.  And giving incentives to trucks  to run at night and keep the  days open for cars all day.  This would especially be good  for areas like Powell River because they feel quite restricted.  They have to leave Vancouver  awfully early t0 get home. It's*  very simple and I would certainly try and find out why wev  couldn't do it.  But don't the overcrowding  problems exist mainljr during  the summer weekends and  don't you think the ferries  would be empty at 8 a.m.? i  Again, we could'give people  an incentive to travel at night.  If you know you can get on a  ferry cheaper at night and! also  avoid any line-ups then that-  might be the thing you want  to-do.  What is your opinion on the  government's price controls?  Well/ you can't continue to  govern by stop-gap .method.  You have io have a policy. My  policy would be to encourage  the federal governments restraint program right now. At  least it's a start. At least they  are trying to do something.  What about Bill 146, the back  to work legislation?  Again, it's a finger in the  dyke situation, a stop-gap measure. To my knowledge there's  been n^ progress made in set-  tlingvthis. People Eire blaming  each other and nothing is happening.   Except   for  the   fact  i '  4 times a year.  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 an-  J     nourtce your gift in time for Chirstmas.  i This bonus subscription offer applies only to  j     new, or renewal subscriptions commencing with  |     this Winter's issue.  Order as many subscriptions^ 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  they're working. But if you  have no choice in a situation  bravery comes quite easily. It  wasn't even a brave situation  because there, was no choice  for the government.  So you don't believe Bill 146  involves : any philosophical  questions?  Not at all. -As a matter of  fact can you imagine what  would have happened if the  Socreds had introduced Bill  146? Ihey would have never  been forgiven. The present  government has already been  tEbrgiven' for it. My philosophy  is that it should never come to  that. And it should never be  allowed to reach that stage  again.  In .retrospect I could agree  with that but how would you  have prevented that whole  thing?  Well if things are at an impasse ��� things were at an impasse prior to Bill 146 ��� the  government should have acted  as a catalyst and not stay completely back. I'm not saying  you have to serve as an enforcer but as a catalyst. Give some  kind of help in resolving the  problems.  But there was a government  mediator.  But he didn't have any real  . authority, he didn't have any  clout. I think it should have  come from higher, it was such  a major strike for the province.  It should have involved the top  of the government.  'But already there was a  great outcry by both >union and  management about the government intervention. Do you  think the) government should  still-aye a heavier hand ita intervening in strikes?  Well I would like t0 think  there could have been more  done. We all speak English and  we must realize that communication is the name of .the game.  I think this comes back to another point and that is education for young union members.  Education seminars in the field  of political economics, and social things, and labor-management relations. Take people out  of their place of work amT  meet in Vancouver for a seminar once or twice a year and.  teach people what the outside  world is all about. Then communication would be more  meaningful.  Education at the expense of  whom?  The government. This is their  role. As I said we are the catalyst to harmonize our two  major resources ��� the human  and the natural. We now have  this enormous mistrust between labor and management  and it's as large as the mistrust  that exists between Russia and  the United States/We've reached a level where the big people in government are on the  same plateau as the big people in labor and management.  They're all top dog now and  they communicate with their  respective groups but there is  ho horizontal communication at  - a lower level. They are all'  three equally at fault. This  enormous misunderstanding  that exists is the government's  fault.  So you would like to see the  government act more as an ombudsman between labor and  management rather than intervene directly with legislation.  That's exactly right. Restore  some common sense.  Any other ways besides education that you (think would  bring about some kind of <a re*  conciliation between labor and  management?  Well, one thing I wonder  about is why can't people be  involved in profit sharing in  industry. Why can't this be a  part of our scene. I've done a  lot of research and I've talked  to both union and management  on this and they both say that  they would like it but that the  other party wouldn't like it.  Now somebody isn't communicating. Now that really is a  role for a catalyst, isn't it?  IO   Coast News, Dec. 10, 1975.  Brownies  enroll  November 19 was enrolment  day for Gibsons Second Pack  Brownies.   Fifteen   girls   were  enrolled to make a full pack at  Gibsons United Church.  New Brownies were Colleen  Kincaid. Yvonne Dow, Victoria  Gazeley, Doreen- Biggs, Becky  Sims, Shirley Boyle, Sheila  Reynolds, Jan Perry, Stacey  Scott, Tammy Cavalier, Toni  Montgomery, Donna Kenna'ugh,  Branch" Greggain, Suzziette  Couturier and Terry-Lynn Law  On December 10 the girls  will visit the Gibsons Old Age  -Pension Home to present a concert of Christmas carols. There  will also bei a Christmas party  ifor the girls at their regular  meeting December 17.  i  For your printing phone 886-2622  '        ( '"';���:' "���"���-"  ������������������    <������_������    ���_���_������i    mmmmmmm-wm    mummmmmmmm    i__--___mm-_wb   __������_���_���_���i ' imm-^mm^t  SUPERB APPLIANCES  SHOP AT SUPERB FOR HIGH QUALITY  AND FRIENDLY SERVICE  FULL LINE OF PARTS FOR ALL MAKES  FRANCHISED DEALER FOR:  LAUNDRY AND DISHWASHERS  MAYTAG INGLIS ADMIRAL'  SMALL APPLIANCES  HOOVER SUNBEAM EUREKA  ALSO USED APPLIANCES  886-9959 or 886r9212  CHARGEX MASTERCHARGE  PORT MELLON INDUSTRIES  GIBSONS CREDIT UNION  P.O. Box 715 Gibsons  NOW OPEN FOR PUBLIC MEMBERSHIP  YOUR ENQUIRIES ABE INVITED  IF YOU NEED CASH FOR CHRISTMAS  COME AND SEE US - WE CAN HELP YOU  CALL NOW  886-2833  CiFFICE HOUHSr  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekdays  "' 10:30 a.m. ��� 1p.m. SaturdiaiyB..  Closed Mondays  Closed for Ltuiwh: 12:30 to 1:30 '$���>  AHMCMPWKm  mmsm  ���f^>p->��>:o_^wc->x  Elphinstone  concert  The first music concert to be  held in the new Elphinstone  gymnasium will feature the  grade eight Elphinstone band  performing five different numbers.  The concert, which ' takes  place Monday, December 15,  will also feature the senior  band playing seven numbers.  The bands will be conducted by  William S. Rayment.  iSusan Sutherland, also a student at Elphinstone, will perform a piano solo.  '.Starting time for the concert  is 7:30 p.m. Coffee and other  refreshments will be available  and a silver collection will be  taken.  THE GREAT FALLS  Father Louis Hennepin, a Jesuit priest, was the first white  man to see Niagara Falls, in  ,1678.  Coast News, Dec. 10, 1975.   11  Sunshine  Coast service guide  AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES  HEED TIRES?  Come in to  coastaltb.es  at the S-BENDS on  Highway 101  Phone 880-2700  AUTOMOTIVE - PARTS  SALE and SERVICE  ��� Rotor Lather service for  Disc brakes and Drum >  Brakes.  ��� Valve and Seat Grinding  ALL MAKES SERVICED  D_VISUN SPECIALISTS  JAMEOW AUTOMOTIVE  AL JAMIESON  Gibsons     Phone 886-7919  BANKS  BULLDOZING (Cont'd)  JOHN ROBINSON CONTRACTING  Backhoe, Ditching, Drains,  Waterlines, Etc.  Box 237,  Gibsons, B.C.  PHONE   886-7983  CABINET MAKING  OCEANSIDE RJRNITOE  4CABIKTSH0P  Hardwood Specialist.  Custom Designed Furniture  Kitchen and Bathroom  Cabinetry  Remodelling  R. BDtKIN  Beach Ave., Roberta Creek  Phone 885-3417  CLEANERS  ROYAL BANK OF CANADA  >NS Branch-Ph. 886-2291  1LT Branch-Ph. 985-2291  HOURS  Gibsons: Mon. - Thurs.  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Fri, 10 a.m.- 6 pjn.  Sechelt: Tues. - Thurs.  ...   10 a.m. - 3 p.mT  Fri, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Sat., 10 ajn; - 3 p.m  BUILDING SUPPLIES  TWIN CREEK LUMBER  6. BUILDING SUPPLIES Ltd.  Everything fbr your building  needs  Fre��5 Estimates  Phone 886-2891-2  L4HSWANS0NLTI.  READY-MIX CONCRETE  Sand and Gravel  BACKHOES  Pitching - 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 886-9-321  BULLDOZING, BACKHOE  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations ��� Dralnare  Waterlines, etc.  Ph. 885-2921, Roberts Creek  BOUTIN BULLDOZING  Clearing ��� Landscaping  Backhoe Work  Phone 886-9824  R.R. 1 Gibsons  ARGOSHEN  We Clean Carpets,  v. Chesterfields, etc.  No Soap Buildup  .Stay Clean Longer  FREE ESTIMATES  TOM SINCLAIR  ��tox 294, Sechelt  Phone 885-9327  12 - 1 or after 5 p.m.  CONSTRUCTION  GIBSONS BUILDING SUPPUES  (1971> LTD.  ALL BUILDING MATERIALS  READY-MIX  CONCRETE - GRAVEL  WESTWOOD HOMES  GENERAL  PAINT  886-2642 886-7833  Highway 101 * Gibsons  MOMIFS CONCRETE  Driveways - Walk-  Placing & Finishinr  Floors - Patios - Stair*  4ox 884. Sechelt, Ph. 885-9413  FREE ESTIMATES  R0BBHS CREEK DRYWALL  Taping and Filling  by Hand and Machine  Spraytex Sparkle Ceilings  Herb Schoepflin 885-2936  Sechelt  DISPOSAL SERVICES  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES LTD,  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 Lid.  ELECTRICIANS   (Cont'd)  hg)\BE ELECTRIC.Td.,  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  & MARIN.SttWE IM.  Arc & Acty Welding  Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating  Automotive - Marine Repair  Marine Ways  Standard Marine Station  Phone 886-7721  Res. 886-9958  MOVING & STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ui  Household Moving & Storage  Complete Packing  . Packing Materials for Sale  Member Allied Van Lines  Phone 886-2664 - RR. 1. Gibsons  PAINTING  A B C GENERAL PAINTING  SPRAY - BRUSH - ROLL  Call 886-2512  PAVING  COAST PAVING  PAVING FROM DRIVEWAYS  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 PLUMBNK  SALES &  SERVICE  Hot Water Heating  Building & Alterations  Davis Bay Rd., RJt. 1,  Sechelt ��� Ph. 885-2116  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-206*  COAST NEWS WANT ADS.  DEADLINE TUESDAY NOON  PHONE   886-262%  G & _ PLUMBING  4 HEATING LTD  Certified Plumber  Box 165, Gibsons, B.C.  Phone 886-7638  New installations, renovations  repairs, hot water heating,  pump repairs  24 HOUR SERVICE  PENINSULA PLUMBING  CONTRACTING  Port Mellon ��� Pender Harbour  Free Estimates  Phone 886-9533  Rick 886-7838       Tom 886-788.  SEASIDE PLUMBING LID.  PLUMBING ��� PIPEFITTING  STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All work Guaranteed  REFRIGERATION  JOHN HflD-SMITH  REFRIGERATION ft  MAJOR APPLIANCE  SERVICE  _��ort Mellon to Pender Harbour  Used   Refrigerators   for   Sale  ;        Phone 886-2231  -From 9 ajn. to 5:30 p.m.  Res. 886-9949  RETAIL STORES  MISSBEFS  CAW AND GIH  Wharf Road, Sechelt  P.O. Box 213 Ph.  885-9066  Goutts-Hallmark Cards Mc  wrappings; Gifts, Picture  Puzzles; English bone china  cups, saucers, etc.  Boutique  Items  Local Artists' Paintings  C   4   3  HARDWARE  4  APPLIANCES  Sechelt ��� 885-9713  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES  NOTIONS, etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE  TO ALL MAKES  FABRIC HOUSE  Marine Drive  Gibsons 886-7525  __      ROOFING  CROSSWORD PUZZLE  "���St*-  ACROSS  1. Merlin's  *    field  6. Oscatv      - Y  for one  11. Solitary  12. Row  13. Sunflower  State  15. Soup      -; ,,���>  plate     ��� '-'$p  16. Sooner  thait  17. American  Indian  19. Blue  grass  90. "Robinson  Crusoe**  author ^pr  22. Right    ^ffc  Wtorthy M  (abbr.)  23. Terror  26. California  state motto  28. Rule  30. Fainter  31. Alias  Ed  Norton  33. Faction  34. Printer's  measure  35. Run away  37. El-���i  Spaabb  hero  39.Prefi_E8  three  -O.Mankflgr  43. Presently  45. Kind <*  _iy��_��yp  47. Kingly  49. Sultaafe  decres  50.Re.ddae  51.Auria_I_to  DOWN  1. Create  2. Wing.  shaped  3. Departed  4. Office,  holders  ff.Halt  6. Time of day  (abbr.)  7.Sp!der.s  bailiwick  8. Asymraet-  rical  9. Processed  again  19. Middle  Atlantis  state  14. Umpires cty  18. Clever  stratagem  20.B_ehive  resident  21. Obliterate  23. King or  queen,  for  instance  24. Medical  Today's  Answer  EE3C0D   EnEES  EDBEDE   G-tt_.-_E-  one nrnp.EDE  BEDE   EBCSraEE  SB-DDE   C_EnE3n  25. Make  known  27. Samuel's  teacher  (Bib.) '  29. Dissolve  32. Long ago  36. Girl's  hair  style  38. Venice  magistrate  _ET EKEBH  DBB BEE EBB  BEEE EEEE1E.E  EEEEE EGJEEE.  40. Celestial  body  41. Assistant  42. Chilled  44. Carp  46. Openings  ���(anat.)  48. Document  abbreviation  1  z.  i  r-  %  K>  H  112.  IS  -  I*  A  -_>  a  x  ��  r  _��|  M  ��  _��  ���  ��  i�����  -  a  ea.  *"  M  -  3-  if"  1  -'  .....  _  w\  w  1  . �������  L  i  1  r  |  M  T.V. & RADIO  SUNSHINE COAST TV  SALES4 SERVICE LTD  ADMIRAL - ELECTROHOME  and ZENITH DEALERS  Gordon Oliver - Ed Nicholson  "IN THE HEART OF  DOWNTOWN SECHELT."  Box 799, Sechelt  Phone 885-9816  CLOSED ON MONDAYS  NEVEK'TV        7  Service Depot for  PHILIPS ��� ZENITH  PANASONIC - ADMIRAL  FLEETWOOD DEALER  MASTERCHARGE  Phone 886-2280  J 4 C ELECTRONICS  4APPUANCES  Charles (Chuck) Stephens  SALES and SERVICE  INGLIS & PHULUPS  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 PAM  l Mile West of Gibsons, Hlway  Laundromat  Extra Large Lots  and Recreation Area  Parklike Setting  Phone 880-9826  STAN HILSTAD ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  OR REROOFTNG  ILR.  1, Port Mellon Highway  Gibsons Phone 886-2923  SURVEYORS  ROY & WAGENAAR  B.C. LAND SURVEYORS  CIVIL ENGINEERS  Marine Building - Wharf Stfe*t  Box 609, Sechelt, B.C.  885-2332  ROBERT W. ALLER  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  Sechelt Lumber Building  Wharf St. Box 607  Sechelt B. C.  Office 885-2625 Res.  885-9581  TREE TOPPING  T�� TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD  Marv  Volen,  Phone   886-9597  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacent to  buildine.  TRUCKING  DOUBLE R' mOHm LTD.  SAND, GRAVEL, FILL  DRAIN ROCK. ETC.  Chaster Rd.  Gibsons, B.C. 886-7109  ZINC UP  In the Northwest Territories,  zinc, at $136 million on production of 391 million pounds,  accounted for 59.8 per cent of  the total value of minerals in  1974.  Elphi problems  linger  As is not uncommon in sohool  board meetings these days, Elphinstone Secondary school  was once again a topic of discussion at the last School  board meeting.  One of the remaining problems in the school is that the  acoustics in the niusic room  are not up to standards. Trustees were in favor of rectifying  fehis situation but as Secretary-  Treasurer Roy Mills pointed  out. it's going to cost some  money.  , Reacting to Mills' statement.  Trustee Maureen Clayton said  the poor acoustics was not the  financial responsibility  of the  board but rather of the architect.  "It's his mistake," Clayton  said. "He should have incorporated that into .'his design."  She felt that if the acoustics  were going to be improved it  should be done at the expense  of tiie architect and not at the  expense of the board who  would have to hire an acoustics expert.  Clayton also indicated the  board was being hypocritical  because a recent letter to the  architect. Mr. Uyeyama. stated  that his firm would be considered for future building projects. The board, oh the other  hand, was not entirely satisfied  with the work of this architect.  "The fact remains that this  architect designed the music  room without proper acoustics." Clayton said.  School trustees will visit Elphinstone school on Friday to  establish a list of deficiencies  and unfinished work. As fu  noted by one trustee "there is  still a lot of work to be done."  Nbn-sharable funding will have  to be provided by the board to  supply paint between the old  and new areas of the school,  to finish the courtyard, and to  provide seating in the foyer.  Trustee Agnes Labonte said  the deficiencies at the school  should be a priority item over  everything else in the district.  Trustee Celia Fisher agreed.  "It's been a makeshift year for  three years now and I would  like to see both schools (Sechelt Junior Secondary and Elphinstone) completed in 1976,"  she said. 12   Coast News, Dec. 10, 1975.  BOWING  Art Holden rolls  GIBSONS LANES  Week of Nov. 25 to Dec 1  Art Holden was the big gun  of the week rolling in the  Gibsons A league a week ago  'Tuesday. Art had games pf 238,  35r _nd 323' for a total of 912  for three. That's the first 900  series rolled here in a year  and a half.  While Art was rolling up  with the pros, the rest of us  mortals weren't doing too badly either. Vivian Chamberlin  rolled a 303 single in the Ball  and Chain League and Henry  Hinz had a 351 single in the  Thursday Mixed league. Finishing off the week in the Legion league. Ken Skytte rolled  a 320 and Bill Chester a 327  single. In the same league Carole Paulger rolled 831 for high  triple .for the ladies.  OUr bowlers of the month for  November are Sandy Lemky  with a 330 single and Mark  Ranniger and. Art Holden both  with 391 singles.  Other good games:  Tues. Coffee: Lila Head 229  613; Maureen Sleep 252-628;  Myrtle Nobel 286-662.  Swingers:  Flo   Chaster 266-  535;    Mary    Benyon    204-541;  Alice Smith 242-586; Art Smith-  219-545; Art Teasdale 209-526.  Gibsons A: Kathy Winitirig  265-674: Henry Hinz 247-633;  Ken Swallow 223-636; Vic Marteddu 237-665; Art Holden 351-  912.  W��d Coffee: Carole Skytte  218-607; .Clare Christiansen 265-  609; Pe'nnv McOlymont- 206-614;  Darlene Maxfield 242-620; June  Frandsen 270-647; Denise Kennett 232-660.  Ball & Chain, 7:00: Marney  Qually 231-595; Sue Rhodes 242  593; Don MacKay 247-670; Al  Lovrich 270-691; Ken Stewart  272704.  Ball & Chain, 9:00: Paddy  Richardson 293-610*, Vivian  Chamiberilin 303) - 654; Ken  Skytte 268-641; Freeman Reynolds 240-670; Brian Butcher  242-679;   Frank  Redshajw   273-  682.  Thurs. Mixed: Orbita delos  S&ntos 247-694; Dianne Fitchell  289-720; Dan Robinson 222-634;  Mel delos Siantos 233^648; Mel  Buckmaster 228 - 644; Ron  Cruice 279-719; Henry Hinz 351-  763.  friendship  ?*PX-  meeting  A recent meeting of the Sunshine Rebekah Lodge No. 82.  IOOF enabled the sisters and  brothers to entertain 22 members Of the Elphinstone chapter No. 65. OES. The friendship  meeting took place November  26.  Guests were welcotned by  Sisters Eileen Smith; PNG.  Mary Lekunan. VG, and Mary  Steele. DDP. A novel march for  the Stars between two lines of  Rebekahs ended with the coupling of Stars and Rebekahs for  _ mixer game of 'What am I?'  Sister Quigley, PM, OES, carried off the prize.  Several games of bingo fol-  - lowed and at 10 p.m. the. table  was set with an open Bible centrepiece cake and the friendship theme was carried out  with welcoming place-cards de  picting clasped hands.  Brother Ivan Smith gave an  applxipriate blessing and for  nearly an hour delicious refreshments, friendly conversa  tion and laughter could be  heard the length of the hall.  The idea of interfraternal  friendship night was proposed  by Sister Mary Johnson of  Sunshine and the joyous faces  resulting from finding an old  friend among the members was  good to-see.  ' Margaret Hauka, WM, OES,  thanked the Rebekahs on behalf of the Elphinstone members. She said it was truly a  friendship evening and added  -that;friendship, rather than rivalry between the two groups,  was another step toward bringing peace to the world.  Legion: Carol McGivern 259-  633; Carole Paulger 29.3-831;  Tom Flieger 257-634; Bill Chester 3-7-688; Barry Lynn 253-  701; Ken Skytte 320-795; Freeman Reynolds 280-779.  YBC Bantams: (2): Michele  Whiting 161-319; Darin Macey  I12-217; bean LePiage 112-216.  Juniors: Michele Solinsky 192  546; Shannon McGivern 200-  504; Geoff Spence , 213-502;  Grant Gill 201-507.  Seniors: Louise MacKay 186  428; Andy Pelletier 275-701;  Jeff Mulcaster 328-731.  I blame your man '--. fancy  suggesting    flame-throwers  for a duel...  Roberts Creek coffee party  Ladies of the Roberts Creek  Hospital Auxiliary held a very  successful coffee party and sale  of novelties and home cooking  Friday^ November 14, a member of the auxiliary reports.  There were tables of white elephant itms and plants and the  decorations suitable to the occasion were very attractive.  The grocery hamper was  won by W. Grose, ten pounds  of sugar was won by Mrs. R.  Meade,  Mrs.   Jean Mcllwaine  took home the cake, and Mrs.  S. McLean won the door prize.  New executive officers for  the coming year were, elected  at an auxiliary meeting Monday, December 8. The new officers are: Mrs. M. Grose, president; Wilma Rodgers, vice-  president; Helen Snetsinger,  secretary, and Dorothy Bruce,  treasurer.  Committee members will be  appointed at a later meeting.  (Continued from Pago 1)  ���  Denley said there would have  to be more consultation with  principals j teachers, and per-. -  haps parents before a proper  draft could be t discussed by -  the board. He proposed that  Moils* suggested draft polity  for extended field "trips be altered to "suggestions" for-such  a policy.  One suggestion for the policy  states the board believes that  the best interest of the majority of students is served by  relatively short field[-'trips with  in the province of B.C. or within Canada, ratiher than by  lengthy and expensive trips to  other countries.  Gibsons Elementary school  principal was recently denied  permission by the board to  take a group of grade seven  students t0 Mexico. The board  felt the students should stay  in Canada.  The field trip policy will be  further discussed in a school  board meeting at the end of  January.  ONCE A aLAKE  When nature carved out the  mighty cataracts of Niagara in  the. prehistoric glacial era, she  "gave * a legacy of spectacular  beauty unequalled in the world.  Geologists relate that the Niagara- Peninsula was; once part  of the floor of a vast lake.  Bimble, Bumble, Jumpi-g  Kids, Rtirming Giraffe, See  them all at Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  w*^      ���\rxxi_r-j~un_r��-rTj~u^_ri-i**w~ij~��** - "-^       '   " " * **^^^��  ELVES CLUB  CHRISTMAS HAMPER DONATIONS  MAY STILL BE DEPOSITED AT THE  FOLLOWING DEPOTS  BENNER'S FURNITURE, SECHELT  WEINHANDL UPHOLSTERY, 1779 Wyngaert  GIBSONS  Cash, Food and Toys needed  Mir\ Grumpy's Toyshop  Your Christmas Operetta by    '  GIBSONS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  DECEMBER 17, 18 in the SCHOOL GYM  CAROLS AT 7 p.m. ��� OPERETTA at 8 p.m.  For Details, call Bonnie Hughes, 886-2612  Free Admission - donations gratefully accepted  ���in ' , ' ,'+- I  ���    "  .'"I, J.- -".j..        ..'���"hi  MX -Crfei '!si��J':3-~'rff:Li 'JFf&Ti " 'Y'^-iY~-' 3^T. ;   ������ = \.' -' Y ' Y ���,'' r '-&���"������'  ,7'-.- -'-'^r--l^"J:Mt.'��^Ai-L-fii..=1!--il.^  ���_', '.-     1- _-,!-!"      f., ���.',;-���/-    -,J 1   -,���������'-*���  -" j".  vY^Y^he; great thing about, bigcars isthelf;bomfort arid  y   ttY tluxury. 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