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 J  The Sunshine  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15* per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  December 19,1978  Volume 31, Number 51  WAMBKHBHKa  Eileen Glassford Memorial Theatre  Gibsons Council to investigate  A proposal went before the Gibsons Village Planning Committee on Monday this week that a theatre structure presently  at Bachelor Bay next to Horseshoe Bay be located on a site in  the lower village. The theatre, which if the project goes forward, would be known as the Eileen Glassford Memorial  Theatre, would be donated to the village and located on village  land. The project is being spearheaded in these initial stages by  local architect Bruce Gorman and Coast News Editor John  Burnside.  Gorman, who found the theatre, says that it was designed as  an architectural site by the students of the Department of  Architecture at U.B.C. and must be moved from its present  waterfront location at Bachelor Bay within two months or face  total dismantling for scrap.  *- "It is a very beautiful structure," said Gorman, "with exciting possibilities both as a theatre and as a very attractive  facility for the village of Gibsons." He pointed out that the  Department of Architecture is most anxious that the project be  moved and put to use as a finished facility and that there is a  definite possibility that an ongoing relationship between the  village and the Architecture Department could ensure continued involvement in the development of the theatre to its  completed stage. At present, though the design is complete, it  has not been roofed or sided and lacks the services that it would  require.  The proponents of the scheme point out that, if a suitable  site can be acquired, the building could be erected in Gibsons  by early spring. "It's of post and beam construction and could  come apart in twelve complete sections for transportation by  barge," said Gorman. He said that it was most: probable that  the students who built the structure would be anxious to bc involved in its dismantling and re-erection as an ongoing part of  their project. Even in its unfinished state, the structure could be  utilized as early as next summer for musical, theatrical and fine  arts presentations during daylight hours.  The time limit facing the building at Bachelor Bay has lent a  certain urgency to these initial steps in acquiring it but in the  few days that the project has been underway there has been a  remarkable groundswell of support for it. At Monday's meeting  the names of those who gave their support in principle to the  project included Chamber of Commerce President Jon McRae,  Bank Manager Duncan Campbell, Lawyer Robert Reid, Lions  Club representatives Don Andow and Joe Kampman, Kinsmen  Club President Rob Dufresne, and Superintendent of Schools  John Denley.  The proponents of the project said that support was unanimous and only the extremely limited time available prevented  them contacting other organizations and community leaders.  "Everyone we spoke to asked how they could help," said Gorman. "I can't think of a more fitting tribute for Mrs. Glassford," said Burnside. "This is the sort of thing she always  wanted for Gibsons."  The above is the unfinished theatre structure sitting  at Bachelor Bay near Horseshoe Bay which a local  group is endeavouring to acquire and move to  Gibsons. Their Intention is to call it the Eileen  Glassford Memorial Theatre If it can be located  in the village.  Three departing school trustees  make their farewells   v  School Board wraps up  Final meeting of the year  Trustee Spiekermann  expressed his sadness at  leaving the Board. As he  explained to the Coast News,  he has to spend some time at  home. Hc recalled that he had  made harsh statements at the  time of his first meeting at  Egmont three years ago, but  over the years he has come to  regard Ihis Board as outstanding, and he hopes the  good work will continue.  "It's been an incredible  experience," hc said, and he  particularly recommended the  Native Environmental Studies programme and thc way  in which the Board looked at  the educational needs of students first. "If we can't  spend money on children,"  he reiterated, "what the hell  can we spend it on?"  Retiring Trustee Clayton  also felt that her four years  with thc Board had been  positive, and she thought  that great steps had been  made in serving the educational needs of the community-  Peter Prescesky has served  on the Board for six years.  He was not always so vocal  as were some of his fellow  trustees, but his perspicacity  and acumen in business  matters are sure to be missed  by the Board. The Coast  News wishes to expresses  its gratitude to the retiring  trustees for their services to  education in our community  and to extend to the incoming  trustees its best wishes in  dealing with the tasks ahead  of them.  Thc first draft of Capital  Expense Programme Number  Five was approved by the  Board. The total amount is  $694,975 of which the major  amount, $351,200. is for the  addition of one classroom,  library and kindergarten  areas together with associated  administrative and service  areas at either Davis Bay or  West Sechelt Elementary  School. Another major portion of the total of this programme, shareable with the  Ministry of Education, is for  $10,000 to cover site damage  at Pender Harbour.  $28,500 are proposed for  site developments, $55,000  for a sprinkler system and  intruder alarm station at Gibsons Elementary School,  $10,000 for reroofing of Sechelt Kindergarten including  rebuilding of gutters and  drainpipes, and $14,000 for  minor building renovations.  A further total of $50,275 is  budgetted for equipment at  various schools with the balance of $51,000 allocated for  fees and contingencies,  Credit Union  goes  Indications of the season are appearing throughout the Sunshine Coast. This jolly  fellow and his friends are parked on a roof in the Bay area in Gibsons.  to court  The Port Mellon Credit  Union has petitioned thc  Supreme Court of British  Columbia to nullify a decision  made by the Chief Superintendent ofB.C. Credit Unions,  Mr. J.Henry Thomas, allowing the Sunshine Coast Credit  Union of Sechelt to open a  branch in the Gibsons district.  The final School Board  meeting of 1978 was held in  the School Board offices in  Gibsons at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, with a  full complement of Trustees  in attendance together with  Superintendent of Schools,  John Denley, and Secretary-  Treasurer, Roy Mills. Trustees-elect Brian Hodgins, Al  Lloyd and Len van Egmond  were also present as were  Mayor Blain of the Village of  Gibsons, President of the  Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce Jon McRae,  President of the Sechelt  Teachers' Federation Doris  Fuller, and former Trustee,  Pat Murphy,  Under Consideration of  the Diary, Trustee Spiekermann spoke of the completion of the plans for preparation of the Bowen Island  School Site and Trustee  Elect Hodgins' meeting with  the contractors. He said that  there was a tremendous  sense of optimism in the  Bowen Island community. In  dealing with a form letter  from the Ministry of Education concerning limited public  notice for capital expenses,  Trustee Spiekermann noted  that this Board involves  itself with much communication with the public in such  matters. There had been, for  example, he said, seventeen  different meetings concerning the site for the new  Bowen Island School.  In accepting with regret  the resignation of temporary  appointee Lome Smith  effective December 31, who  has been shop teacher at  Pender Harbour Secondary  School, Trustee Frizzell spoke  of how well this man has managed in most difficult circumstances. The Shop is only now  in its final stages of completion. The position cannot, of  course, be advertised other  than locally, but Superintendent Denley spoke of two  applications on file about  which he feels most positive.  The Coast News has learned  from Secretary-Treasurer  Roy Mills that Richard Pea-  cosh from Delta has been  appointed to this position  effective January 2,1979.  A letter of resignation was  also   received   from   Frank  Fuller whose service with the  Board of School Trustees  dates back to 1967. Frank's resignation is effective June 30,  but he has submitted it early  so that the Board knows his  intention well ahead of time.  Recommending acceptance of  the resignation with a great  deal of regret, Trustee Spiekermann spoke of Frank's  involvement with and attachment to children, and of his  rapport with the Native people  of this area. The community,  he said, has been enriched by  this man, and he expressed  his best wishes for the years  ahead and his confidence that  Frank has a tremendous  future ahead of him.  The matter of policy concerning   smoking   at   public  Chamber protests  school move  Jon McRae, President of  the Gibsons and District  Chamber of Commerce, presented a brief to the School  Board last week expressing  the Chamber's concern over  the Board's intention to move  the School Board's offices to  Sechelt when the present  lease expires in June of 1979.  The Chamber of Commerce  brief pointed out that the  potential for new industry lay  on the deep water ports of  Howe Sound and when the  future   development  of  the  Sunshine Coast was considered this was a factor which  ���hould be accorded maximum  weight.  Describing the decision as  "a shock and a surprise",  the brief concludes that the  decision should at least be  postponed until the report of  the Regional Economic Development Committee is  received. According to the  brief, the report, commissioned by the Sunshine Coasi  Regional District at an anticipated $30,000, is due in six  months.  events held in schools came up  for discussion, and Trustee  Rottluff presented an amendment which will permit such  smoking. "We can't reform  the world," she said in recommending acceptance of the  amendment, and she also  pointed out that adequately  supervising smoking and  making thc user group  responsible for any damage  should rectify the present  situation where damage is  resulting from surreptitious  smoking which is felt to be  impossible lo police adequately. Thc amendment was  approved by a vote of four to  three  In    other    School    Board  news, Secretary-Treasurer  Roy Mills announced an  agreement between the Board  and the Canadian Union of  Public Employees whose  members include maintenance  workers, janitors, secretaries,  and teacher's aides. The increase, reported the Secretary-Treasurer, was almost  exactly eight percent. This is  a larger increase than that  recently negotiated with the  Sechelt Teachers' Association, but generally speaking  the salary levels are lower for  the C.U.P.E. employees.  Mills felt that there is significant acceptance of the  committee agreement at the  Union level. Mr. Mills was  commended by School Board  Chairman Douglas on his  handling of negotiations and  applauded by thc Board as a  whole.  I Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday  i    .. ..,..,.-���-.  maaammmmam  : Coast News, December 19,1978.  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday  by Glassford Press Ltd. Phone 886-2622  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1VO or 886-7817  Editorial Department:  John Burnside-Editor  Ian Corrance -Photographer/  Reporter  Office:  M.M. Laplante  Cynthia Christensen  Advertising Department:  Penny Christian  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $12.00 per year; $8.00 for six months.  Canada except B.C. $15.00 per year.  United States and Foreign $20.00 per year.  Christmas thoughts...  The end of another year approaches  and thc world it is the old world yet. In  Asia and Africa war-like sounds are being  made; several South American countries  hover eternally on the edge of explosion; in the Middle East the Arabs and  the Israelis are no closer to resolving their  differences despite the Nobel Peace  prizes won by Begin and Sadat. Not that  this is in itself surprising. The last time  the Nobel Peace Prize went to two men  it was Kissinger and Nixon who won it  and at thc time the award was announced  Ihcy had just organized massive and  secret bombing raids on Cambodia. It  seems that whoever decides who has  done most for peace during the year  indulges in wishful thinking more than  judicious choosing.  Be all that as it may, this is the time of  thc year wc celebrate the birthday of the  man known as the Prince of Peace and it  behooves us to consider some of the  positives despite the troubles that continue to beset, seemingly without end,  our embattled species. Perhaps we  could remember that despite the daily  horror stories of death and disaster  brought to our unwilling attention  by the purveyors of information in the  most mixed blessing of the mass media,  it remains true that the vast majority of  mankind lives their lives without killing  iheir fellows; that for every story of death  and disaster there is a legion of untold  stories of care and compassion and  kindness.  There is a tendency to downplay the  positive aspects of the marvellous,  adaptable   and   co-operative   creature  which is man and the predilection of  those who choose what we receive in our  newspapers and over our air-waves to  deluge us with the incidents of the nega-  ative does nothing nothing to give us a  hopeful and a positive image of ourselves.  Instead of indulging in mass condemnations of the entire species we should  perhaps be focusing our hostility and  resentment on the comparative handful  of our kind who, much worse than the  killers, are in the business of making  themselves outrageously rich in the  manufacture of the weapons of destruction. We should be exercising ourselves  with some critical energy on the question  of the vast sums of money which are  spent on such weapons. We have lived in  an international atmosphere of fear and  distrust throughout this century and so  it may be until its close, but perhaps it  is not too much to ask at this time of  peace and goodwill that we question  our fears and those who have played on  them.  We need as a species to rediscover a  faith in ourselves and in our professed  beliefs. There is still much that is beautiful and tender and solicitous in our  kind. As He promised, the kingdom of  Heaven lies within and is attainable  here on Earth. Hypocrisy and shallow  cynicism, however, are not the stepping-  stones by which we will attain it.  May the concept of attainable peace  grow in all of our hearts this Christmas  time and the possibility of the love of  mankind for mankind begin to prevail  over the dominant weeds of greed and  fear.  and wishes  On behalf of the staff and contributors  of thc Coast News, it would seem appropriate that we extend some Christmas  and New Year wishes to the people of the  Sunshine Coast. May the individual  find peace and contentment within the  individual heart. May we remember to  extend the hand of compassion and  forgiveness to our troubled fellows in  accordance with the teachings of the man  whose birthday we celebrate.  In our social responsibilities, may we  contemplate our actions with clarity and  ihoughtfulncss and, to what degree we  can, ensure that they are not alone of a  selfish bent but contain some measure of  concern for the common good. May those  of us who are entrusted with positions of  responsibility and decision avail ourselves of the best advice available and  discharge our responsibilities with  honour and charity  ...from the files of Coast Neva  *r "*  5 YEARS AGO  The School Board voted In favour  of a motion delegating Trustee  Peter Prescesky the power to act In  expediting the initial programme for  reconstructing Elphinstone School.  Issue Number Four ol the Rain-  coast Chronicles is now on news  stands in time for Christmas.  10 YEARS AGO  Lorraine Goddard of Thriftee  Ladies Wear drew the ticket for the  Kinette $50 raffle from a box held by  convenor Marie Cruice. The winner  was Mrs. Olive Leachman of Burnaby.  A letter from the Minister of Recreation stated that the job of locating  a trail to Skookumchuck Rapids has  been assigned to a survey crew this  winter and the Minister hoped that  a youth crew will work on the trail  next summer.  15 YEARS AGO  WELCOME BEACH- Choice  waterfront lot with over 200' frontage. Full price $3,800.  The Girl Guide Association of  Elphinstone District honoured Fred  Cruice, Editor of the Coast News,  and Mrs. Cruise, for the help and cooperation given to the Girl Guides  and Brownies in this area.  20YEARSAGO  The Board of Trade and the Gibsons Centennial Committee dispatched telegrams to Prime Minister Bennett pointing out the plight  of the people In the area caused by a  strike of Black Ball Ferries employees.  25 YEARS AGO  Tell your friends about this small  four room house, lights and water,  main Sechelt Highway facing lovely  sea view. Selma Park area, full price  only $1,325. Just another Totem  Realty bargain.  30 YEARS AGO  The Department of Public Works  has commenced repairs on Peninsula  roads. This fact was established by  the sight of five trucks which started  dumping gravel on the highway  between Wilson Creek and Sechelt.  Thousands of British Columbia's  breadwinners face protracted unemployment In what may be the  longest winter shut-down of logging  camps in recent history. Informed  sources in the industry blame the  situation on "unfavourable weather,  surplus logs and a declining lumber  market".  Christ taught that we should love and  forgive our neighbours. May we find it  in our hearts to do so. May the peace  which comes from being loved and being  loving come to all of us and sustain us  when our burdens seem to grow too  heavy.  In the year that is to come may more of  us find more of the peace which passeth  all understanding. Though there has  been and will be much to fill our hearts  with despair and doubt, yet the way has  been pointed for us to follow.  Love, compassion, forgiveness, and  peace are the beacons given to us. May  the joy of Christmas and the spirit of  giving stay alive in our hearts and light  each day of the year that is coming. We  can be better as individuals and as a  collective than we yet know. It is the hope  that can sustain us.  A Chpistmas Gpeeting  from Across *e Sea  ;VH  fymtntbrarjct wavtt a chain of  golBtn memories  arid links fogtfhtr fl)t Starts o/ frltqds.  \      N.V  William Shakespeare's Ophelia spoke thus from the clarity of her deranged mind: "There's rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray you,  love, remember." These were Ophelia's farewell words to her  brother, Laertes, whom she would never see again. Three hundred  years after the appearance of the play Hamlet, friends and relatives  in Britain who parted during an era of enormous emigration to North  America early In this century were saddened by the realization that  they would most likely meet no more. Postcards such as the one seen  here, a collage of symbols caught by the photographer's art, were  both popular and poignant memorabilia from lands, beyond one  Atlantic shore to and beyond the other. Courtesy Winn and Elphinstone Pioneer Museum. L.R.Peterson  Musings  John Burnside  What a marvellous Christmas present to the village of  Gibsons the Eileen Glassford Memorial Theatre could  be! The details of the building and the opportunity are  written elsewhere and, perhaps, here in this private  corner of the newspaper I  might be forgiven for waxing  lyrical about the opportunity.  The happy combination of  availability, proximity, and  the idea is the sort of combination of fortunate circumstance  which comes all too rarely in  this life. If all goes well in the  near future, the village of Gibsons will have approximately  $25,000 worth of lumber, labour, and architectural  design deposited under their  Christmas tree ��� and that is  only the beginning. From that  gift will spring other blessings  which will enrich in every  sense life on the Sunshine  Coast.  Architect Bruce Gorman,  who found the building and  founded the idea, was a young  man working in the Props  Department in Stratford,  Ontario, in the mid-Fifties  when the miracle of transformation wrought by the  coming of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival took place.  I, myself, as a stage-struck  youth resident in Montreal  was making annual pilgrimages to the Festival and thrilling to the work of such as  Christopher Plummer, Sio-  bahn McKenna, Paul Sco-  field, Alex Guinness, Douglas Campbell, Bruno Gerussi, and many others now  household names in theatrical  circles around the world.  From our separate vantage  points Bruce and I watched  that sleepy little Ontario town  of dairies and railway yards  transform itself into one of the  Meccas of the North American  tourist world in the space of a  few years.  A miracle it certainly was,  but like any other miracles I  have witnessed it was the result of human ingenuity,  optimism and hard work.  Tom Patterson, the Stratford  journalist whose dream it  was, endured some difficult  days when he first expounded  his dream ofa theatrical festival in the hinterlands of Central Ontario. A pipe-dream,  they called it. Who would  ever come from the great  cultural centres of London and  New York to such an out of  the way place as Stratford,  they demanded. Patterson  persisted through the initial  opposition, enlisted some  powerful visionary forces on  his side such as Tyrone Guthrie who enlisted thc likes of  Alex Guinness to get the show  on the road. Nor were they  blessed in the beginning with  anything as tangible as a  building to work with. The  first three years of the festival saw the likes of Alex  Guinness working in the middle of Ontario in a giant  tent, because there was no  money for a theatre.  Even this adversity was  turned to good use, for the  building when it came borrowed from the tent its breath-  takingly successful theatrical  architecture which has made  it possibly one of the most  exciting and beautiful structures of its type in the western  world.  Away from the theatre itself, the Stratford merchants  began to be believers. From  the start, they found the  short theatrical season in the  tent to be an enormous boon to  their business summers.  When the building was  achieved and the season  lengthened, the boon became  a boom.  From the one great central  idea sprang other ideas. The  muddy little river which  flowed at the bottom of the  park-like slope beneath the  hill was dammed and widened  and swans were introduced.  Today, a multitude of tourists paddle canoes contentedly  on the broad still waters  among the swans and the  giant old willow trees of  southern Ontario.  To this day, more than  twenty years later, I have  known no theatre-going more  guaranteed to send the goose  bumps a-gallop on my spine  in anticipation than the experience of hurrying towards the Stratford Theatre  lingering the tickets in my  jacket pocket while the fanfare of natural trumpets sound  their first warning of the imminence of performance.  Thc scope of the undertaking now before council for  consideration in Gibsons is  much more modest than the  Stratford concept. Where the  Stratford Shakespearean  Festival Theatre seats 2,000,  the Eileen Glassford Memorial  Theatre will seat a cosy 150,  but those 150 seats are all  first class seats. As in Stratford, every seat will have perfect sight lines to the playing area and the relationship between the playing area  and the seats is such as to  ensure maximum intimacy  of communication between  actor and audience.  If the scope of the project  is smaller so are the difficulties attendant upon its  achievement. In fact, it can  be said that this small and  cosy theatre is of ideal dimension for the Lower Village in  Gibsons. It fits the community  as though it had been initially  designed   with   Gibsons   in  Slings & Arrows ,��*  George Matthews  I hate Christmas. I hate it  this year; I hated it last year  and I see no reason why I  shouldn't hate it next year.  Don't get me wrong; it's not  that I dislike the commercialism of Christmas; in fact I  think Darth Vader dolls  are neat, I'm crazy about  Hot Wheels; Baby Heartbeat  is great. If the truth be known  I'm even partial to the "Oh  Holy Night" disco; the "Silent Night" Boogie isn't  bad either ("Silent night,  Holy night boogie oogie  oogie"). The problem for me  is all the sentimental slop  surrounding the proceedings:  families getting together for  turkey dinner; visiting aunts  and uncles on Christmas Eve;  children hanging stockings  before bedtime; midnight  mass with the grandparents;  waking up at 6:15 to the giggles of silly children; people  you haven't seen all year  dropping in through the day;  you known what I mean, all  that bother and inconvenience.  Despite my disgust for the  whole maudlin affair I don't  really wont to ruin Christmas  for anybody else; if they wish  to celebrate this pagan ritual  with its thin veneer of Christian mythology that's fine with  me. In fact while I'm at it I  will even pass along a few  grinchly greetings to some  friends just to prove I'm no  Scrooge. Best wishes to my  long suffering editor. May his  Christmas stocking be stuffed  with writers who get their  copy in on time. Compliments  of the season to all my friends  at the Coast News; to my  friend Madoc-Jones; to my  room mate Bruce Robinson;  to my bridge partner Jim  Weir; to my good friend and  companion Becky Mills.  This isn't too painful after  all and just think how much  I'm saving in Christmas  cards. Merry Christmas to  the lovely Marcia Poultice  and her sisters Olga, Brenda  and Joan; to Francine and to  Tony and John and all my  friends at the Cedars; to my  charming     daughters    and  occasional dinner companions  Andrea, Lindsay and Lesley;  to Charlene and Gordon; to  all my colleagues at school;  to my students.  What is this annoying little  warm feeling in my chest?  It must be heart burn. Now  that I've started this uncharacteristic display of yuletide  sentiment I had better make a  proper job of it. May the season bring joy and kindness  to my landlady, Mrs. Smith;  to co-worker Bob Graham;  to Maureen and Jill; to Chairman Nicholson; to Frank and  Doris (hope you're feeling  better Frank); to the lads in  the rugby club; to Bruce and  Wendy; to Ron and Caroline  and the other person who  lives in Pender Harbour; to  everyone at the N.E.S. school;  to the boys down at Plowden  Bay; to my friends at Clowhom.  I don't like to admit this  but I'm actually enjoying  sending these little messages. A very Merry Christmas to Big Red and Valma; to  my children's teachers; to  Peter Trower; to everyone at  the Bridge Club; to Anne and  Waldo; to everyone at the  School Board; and finally to  all those people who have  been kind to me all year long.  So as not to leave anyone  with the mistaken impression  that I'm going soft let me  end on a sour note. That diminutive dung flinger, that  pint-sized pumpkin pedlar  from Roberts Creek, Ned  Schwartz, appears to have  been stewing in his own  manure for so long he is beginning to have delusions of  minute grandeur. I think I  liked him better when he was  masquerading as Dennis  Fitzgerald. In any case, having already taken on that well  known centre of influence and  power ��� lady artists in Roberts Creek ��� he last week  went after in even more heinous fashion, the citizens of  Gibsons.  May the Grinch steal your  pumpkins Ned Schwartz;  but Merry Christmas to you  anyhow.  TTTTTTTtTTTTTTTTTt*TtWt  From 'For ths Tims Being  Well, so Ihat Is that. Now we must dismantle the tree,  Putting the decorations back Into their cardboard boxes-  Some have got broken���and carrying them up to the attic.  The holly and the mistletoe must be taken down and burnt,  And the children got ready tor school. There are enough  Lett-overs to do, warmed-up, tor the restol the week���  Not that we have much appetite, having drunk such a lot,  Stayed up so late, attempted���quite unsuccessfully���  To love all ol our relatives, and In general  Grossly overestimated our powers. Once again  As In previous years we have seen the actual Vision  and failed  To do more than entertain It as an agreeable  Possibility, once again we have sent Him away,  Begging though to remain His disobedient servant,  The promising child who cannot keep His word for long.  The Christmas Feast Is already a fading memory,  And already the mind begins to ba vaguely aware  Of an unpleasant whiff of apprehension at the thought  ot Lent and Good Friday which cannot, after all, now  Be very far otf. But, tor the time being, here we all are,  Back In the moderate Aristotelian city  Of darning and the Eight-Fifteen, where Euclid's  geometry  And Newton's mechanics would account lor our  experience,  And the kitchen table exists because I scrub It.  It seems to have shrunk during the holidays. The streets  Are much narrower than we remembered; we had  forgotten  The office was as depressing as this. To those who have  seen  The Time Being Is, In a sense, the most trying time of all.  mind,  And who among the many  friends of Mrs. Glassford can  doubt that it is a just and lasting tribute to her memory and  her work in this community. I  can think of none that would  please her more. I can only  believe that her spirit moves  among us still enriching her  community now as it did dur-  ign her life. It is not too much  to say that in three to five  years this building that is  being offered to the village  of Gibsons and the people of  by Wystan Hugh Auden  the Sunshine Coast could well  be one of the most exciting,  theatrical facilities on the  west coast of North America.  When it is completed the  actors and directors in Vancouver will be clamouring to  spend their summers working  on the Sunshine Coast and,  as was the case in Stratford,  after them will come the  theatre-goers.  The Eileen Glassford Memorial Theatre! It is a name to  conjure with. A Merry Christmas to the people of the Sunshine Coast. Native Environmental Studies  More on Deserted Bay  By Allan J.Crane  The Native Environmental  Studies programme is difficult to service because of its  distance and isolation from the  Sunshine Coast. The long  travelling time is a further  difficulty, and it is not yet  known how the programme  will fit into the following semester when the students presently at Deserted Bay return  to their regular classrooms.  And the programme is unquestionably expensive to  operate. It would, however,  be short-sighted to depreciate  the programme because of its  cost or prematurely to seek  justification of the expense  when the programme is still  in its formative stages.  The cost of operating the  programme is being borne  jointly by the Sechelt Indian  Band and by the Board of  School Trustees. Students  bring their own bedding and  they pay $20 per week for  food. Bursaries are available,  however, upon application in  cases where students need  financial assistance.  Some of the potential disadvantages of the programme  have been turned to positive educational advantage.  The travelling times between  Egmont and Deserted Bay, for  example, are the times when  the students learn navigation.  Each student is assigned to a  watch during which time she  or he steers the motor vessel  by compass, and students  also learn to read charts and  to operate the vessel's radar  equipment. It is during these  travelling times also that observations are made not only  of the physical characteristics of the landforms but  also of the wildlife. Jervis  Inlet is seen as a glacial  fjord and the Vancouver Bay  waterfall as a "hanging  valley". The characteristics  of the local rock are studied  with particular reference to  their potential for tool making.  During the journeys, killer  whales, sea lions and mountain goats have been'"bb-  served. En route to or from  Deserted Bay, the boat has  also visited various rock paintings in Jervis Inlet which  were photographed by local  historian Lester R. Peterson  when he travelled these same  waters with Jack Goldrup  and Clarence Joe's grandfather, Basil, almost twenty  years ago, and places sacred  to the Sechelt Indian Nation  are pointed out to the students.  Unfortunately, written  material about the Sechelt  people is practically nonexistent. The history of the  people is an oral rather than a  written tradition and there are  few people now who have  much knowledge of it or of  the folklore and traditional  arts and crafts of the Sechelt  Indian Nation. Certainly, the  teaching staff at Deserted  Bay make no pretence to  anything more than the most  cursory knowledge of Native  folklore, and they rely on  resource people from the Sechelt Indian Band to supply  this.  Teacher's Aide and general  factotum Jamie Dixon is the  band's resource person at the  site, but his contributions are  expected to be supplemented  considerably by other people  from the band including Johnny Joe Dixon, Mary Jane  Jackson, Sarah Baptiste,  Cecilia August, Gilbert Joe,  Madeline Joe Dixon, Ethel  Julian, Art Jeffries, John  Louie and Frank August. Clarence Joe Senior, himself a  most important resource person, has recently been appointed the band's Co-ordinator of Curriculum, and he has  set himself the task of putting Native blood into the programme not only from the  Band but also from the Sliam-  mon Band in Powell River  whom Clarence describes as  like one people with the  Sechelt Indians.  Most of the resource people  are a little too old to be making the journey to and from  Deserted Bay during the win  ter and the students of the  winter and the teachers and  the students of the Native Environmental Studies are spending some time  at a portable classroom  on the site of Chatelech Junior  Secondary School which has  been provided for occasions  when weather conditions  make it impossible to travel  to Deserted Bay. From this  classroom, the students travel to the nearby Band Council  Office to meet with some of  thc resource personnel.  It is Teacher-in-Charge  Ron Fearn's hope that the  programme will eventually be  community based on the Sechelt Indian Reserve in which  case the portable would be  located there. When spring  comes, Clarence expects to  be spending a great deal of  time at Deserted Bay, and he  hopes that many of the resource people will be taking  the journey at that time.  There is another most  valuable resource in the form  of an unpublished manuscript, The Story of the  Sechelt Indian Nation by Lester R.Peterson. Lester gleaned  the material in this book from  various people including Reg  Paul!, his mother Ellen Paull  and Clarence Joe Senior, but  his primary source was Clarence's father, Basil Joe.  Lester told the Coast News  that Basil had been elusive  at first. Even when he was  eighty, Basil was busy at  seine fishing, and it was difficult to track him down. Basil had to receive permission from some of the Council's elders including Dan Paul  and Agnes John before he told  Lester of the folklore of the  Sechelt Nation, and it was  after this that Lester and  Basil, sometimes accompanied  by  Clarence,   made  please (urn to page thirteen  Letters to the Editor  Open letter  Editor:  Open Letter to the Roberts  Creek Historical Committee:  Thank you for publishing  such a factual and unbiased  history of so many of thc  notable people of the Roberts  Creek area (Remembering  Roberts Creek. 1889���1955).  It must have taken people  of great sensitivity and consideration to conclude that my  parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles  William Oldershaw, would  have been ill at case in such  illustrious company.  In addition, I feci that my  brother, Charles James Oldershaw (Chuck) deserved  a little more coverage than hc  received in thc laughably  erroneous  passing  reference  on   Page   175,   "Thc   Oldershaw brothers' fiddle hand".  Once again, thank you for  producing an interesting and  innovative story.  R.Oldershaw.  Coalmonl, B.C.  Vots off  thanks  Editor:  A special vote of thanks to  the students and staff of Madeira Park Elementary for  their exceptional performance  in the production of Joseph's  Coat of Many Colours. It  gave me a great feeling to  see a group of young students,  singing, acting, dancing and  playing their instruments with  such enthusiasm. Their combined   talents   warmed   thc  Well-done  Editor:  1 would like to give my  special thanks to the people of  Sechelt who helped in the recent election of the two aldermen on council.  Season's greetings to all  of you.  Bud Montgomery,  Sechelt, B.C.  hearts of many people and  made them more aware that  kids are really great.  Doreen Richardson,  Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  See our  Bargain Shelf  for good buys  NDP Bookstore  Coast News, December 19,1978  Ar-~~*aum.*\.A. 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He urged  a painter friend to accompany  him but the writer was becoming a troublesome and  keeper-needing drunk and the  man declined. (Kerouac was  last losing his youthful good-  looks by this time. A contemporary photograph shows a  man shockingly changed:  lhc handsome features are  spread and coarsened; the  eyes desperate; he is grossly  overweight.) Thc trip lasted  fur ten days and yielded little  but cognac hangovers and a  hcadful of disjointed images.  A record of this sad and  fruitless journey was published the following year as  Satori In Paris. It is a minor,  essentially pointless work and  it did Kerouac's faltering  career no good whatsoever.  In thc fall of 1966, Meniere  (as Kerouac's mother was  generally known) suffered a  stroke that left her partially  paralyzed. Fortunately, there  was help waiting in the Lowell  wings in thc person of Stella  Sampas, sister of a childhood  friend. Shortly, she and Kerouac were married. That  this was a marriage of convenience can scarcely be  doubted. Jack Kerouac was  beyond romance. What he  needed was a live-in nurse and  surrogate mother. Stella  Sampas was brave enough to  assume that difficult role.  It is to her credit that she  was able to cope with the situation as well as she did.  Kerouac, relieved of immediate responsibilities, entered a final, fitful phase of  creativity and completed the  novel he called Vanity Of Du-  louoz. It covers essentially the  same period as The Town And  The City but this time, there  Pages from a Life-Log  Peter Trower  is little attempt at fictional-  ization and the names of real  people are sometimes used.  The book is marred by flat  writing and frequent curmudgeonly asides damning  thc counter-culture he had  been so instrumental in triggering. Despite this, there is  much of interest and value in  the book. It touches on  several true incidents that  Kerouac has hitherto concealed, including his involvement in trying to cover-up  thc accidental killing of a  homosexual by a friend. One  can only wish that hc had written of this important, formative period, before his creative  powers began to wane.  Early in 1968, Kerouac  learned about the death of his  old road-partner, Neal Cassady. The two men had  drifted far apart over the  years, Kerouac into right-  wing, alcoholic reclusion;  Cassady into the burgeoning,  shaggy, underground of pills,  grass and acid. He had become a sort of court-jester  and resident bus-driver for  novelist Ken Kesey and his  Merry Pranksters (whose  psychedelic escapades are  duly chronicled in The Kool-  Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe.)  Kerouac deplored Neal's  defection to the alternate  life-style. He accused Kesey  of ruining Cassady. But none  of that was of much consequence now. Four days short  of his forty-second birthday,  Neal Cassady had been found  beside the railroad-tracks near  Mexico City. His death was  attributed to drugs, alcohol  and exposure. Kerouac was  shattered by the news. Although the two had not met  face to face in years, he still  regarded the younger man  with nostalgic affection.  (Kerouac had once told Ginsberg that he suspected Cas-  sady might be the reincar-  nation of his long-dead brother, Gerard.) Now that link  was broken forever. Kerouac  went on a hopeless binge  that ended in the Lowell  drunk-tank.  The following winter, Kerouac, Stella and Memere  moved south to St.Petersburg, Florida, as his ailing  mother could no longer tolerate the cold New England  weather. It was the beginning  of the end for the lonely and  alienated writer. In Lowell,  he had at least the occasional  company of old friends. In  St.Petersburg, he would  (except for the periodic  visitor) be reduced to the company of Stella and Memere.  Hc drank almost continuously  now, seldom went out of the  house and made frequent,  desperate phone-calls to such  old friends as John Clellon  Holmes.  He had postulated a final,  climactic novel that would  span the last ten years and  try to define the price that  Fate had exacted from him.  But the fires seemed to have  finally burned themselves  out and the task was beyond  him. Instead he finished a  short book called Pic that he  had first started and abandoned, eighteen years before.  Eventually published by  Grove, this odd little novel has  small connection with his  other work. It is the story of a  young black boy and his brother, told in rather self-  conscious negro dialect. Parts  of it have overtones of Mark  Twain but it is more a literary  curiosity than anything else.  On the 21 of October  1969, the ravaged writer  (whose health had been steadily deteriorating for some  time) was stricken by a massive abdominal hemorrhage  resulting from a hernia.  He was rushed to hospital  but died on the  operating-  table some hours' later. Subsequently, Stella had the  author's body taken to Lowell  for burial. The funeral was  attended by many of the longtime friends (Ginsberg, Corso,  Holmes and others) Kerouac  had virtually boycotted in  his final years. They stood in  silent homage to this man who  had once inspired them all  and then, so tragically, lost  his way.  The decade since Kerouac's  death has brought an increasing recognition of his unique  contribution to American  literature. Ironically, many of  thc critics and academics who  denied him such recognition  during his lifetime, now sing  his praises. It is the classic  anomaly all over again.  Visions Of Cody (of which  only selections were published  in his lifetime) was released in  its entirety in 1972. It is the  last of the important books in  The Dulouoz Legend and one  of the most-eccentric. Much of  it consists of actual transcribed tape conversations  between Kerouac and Cassady in 19S2. As a book, it is  virtually unclassifiable ���  but it contains some of the  most dazzling writing, he  ever committed to paper.  There have been a few other  posthumous issuances, mostly  poetry and of little moment.  There has also (understandably) been a rash of  books about Kerouac. Some  are mere pamphlets by  various minor players in the  myth but at least four stand  as important works in their  own right. Nothing More To  Declare by John Clellon  Holmes deals mostly with his  own struggles to become a  writer but contains many  references to Kerouac and his  works, most-notably in a brilliant essay entitled The Great  Rememberer. Jack Kerouac:  a chicken essay by Victor Levy  Beaulieu was originally written in French by the Montreal  writer and is concerned with a  poetic examination of Kerouac's Quebecois origins and  Twilight Theatre  The Twilight Theatre opens  for business on Tuesday,  December 26 after its Christmas break and appropriate to  the season will have as its  first film after the break a  film of delightful and innocent charm. The film, Heaven  Can Walt, stars Warren  Beatty, Julie Christie, and  James Mason and may prove  . to be a godsend for those  seeking relief from the bloody  fare more often seen these  days.  Warren Beatty is the director, producer and co-author  with Elaine May of the popular 1941 film "Here Comes  Mr. Jordan" and winningly  plays a football quarterback  who is killed in an accident  before his appointed time and  allowed to return to earth in  a series of different bodies  while retaining his original  personality, solving every  crisis through football strategy  and tactics.  Julie Christie is impressive  as always in the role of a  concerned ecologist who falls  in love with Beatty and James  Mason is delightful as the  suave angel who solves  celestial screw-ups with the  finesse of a department store  floor walker. Co-director Buck  Henry does a nice turn as  Mason's bumbling assistant  and Dyan Cannon and Charles  Grodin have their moments as  a pair of inept, murderous  lovers.  Heaven Can Walt will play  a seven day engagement at  the Twilight Theatre beginning on Tuesday, December  26. It will be shown at the  regular 8:00 p.m. hour  throughout its run.  their influence on his life and  writings.  Kerouac by Ann Charters  was published in 1973. It is  a comprehensive biography  of over 400 pages that probes  every aspect of the erratic  author's life and career. It  is an essential volume for anyone interested in the rocky  road of a genius who was his  own worst enemy. The book  is replete with photographs,  quotations, a bibliography  and even Kerouac's astrological chart, drawn up by  Carolyn Cassady. Ann Charters knew Kerouac during his  declining years and her observations are by no means  all secondhand.  1978 has seen the publication of Jack's Book, a truly  Gibsons Public  I Library  lTuesday2-4p.m.    ,  Wednesday 2-4 p.m  Thursday 2-4 &     I  7-9 p.m.  |Saturday2-4p.m  886-2130  remarkable compilation that  presents what must be the  most-fully rounded study of  Kerouac lo date. Barry Gif-  ford and Laurence Lee, the  young writers, made two  exhaustive trips around the  country, interviewing and  taping anyone they could  locate who had known the  writer more than casually  and was willing to talk about  it. The result is an amazingly-detailed portrait of the  man by thirty-five of the people whose lives he touched.  Most of them appear as  characters in one or more of  his books. They range from  Burroughs and Ginsberg to  humble Lowellites and obscure Denver poolshooters.  This is certainly one of the  most effective uses to which  oral history has yet been  put.  A film called Heart Beat,  based on the three-way relationship between Kerouac,  Cassady and his wife Carolyn is soon to be released,  starring Nick Nolte as Cassady. One can only hope that  'it will not be the usual travesty. The Dulouoz Legend deserves better than that, as  does the man who both  authored and lived it.  <TWILIGHT  ^THEATRE)  886-2827  GIBSONS  The Theatre will be closed from December  18���December 25 Inclusive. Thank you for  waiting for  Starting Tuesday,  December 26,  for seven days  Evenings at  8 p.m.  mmm  By Rae Ellingham  Week commencing: December  18. General NotesrAs Christmas approaches, Venus snuggles up to Uranus promising a  weekend of sudden unexpected events. Family and travel  arrangements may have to be  changed at the last moment.  Advice is to stay calm amidst  unpredictable diversions.  Babies born on Christmas  day will have magnetic, irresistible personalities. They  will be attracted to anything  original or bizarre. Many will  be highly romantic and risk a  hasty marriage.  Your friendly astrologer  wishes you a Merry Christmas. Here's hoping that next  year's planetary positions  bring us good health and  happiness.  ARIES (March 21-Aprll 19)  Accent is on other people's  money. Loved one's financial  position brings surprises.  Prepare to borrow more  cash than you anticipated.  Now's the time to take advantage of banker's sudden trust  and generosity. Health or employment matters require  serious thought on the 21st.  TAURUS (April 20-May 20)  Marriages, partnerships  and irregular unions face unusual developments. Loved  one's desire for change should  be discussed in private. Don't  allow jealousy to ruin festive  spirit. Single persons enjoy  bizarre companionship. A  social occasion may be a drag  on the 21st.  GEMINI (May 21-Junc 21)  Where you work or do your  daily chores is scene of sudden  interruptions. Rebellious coworkers are prepared to ditch  rules and try different approach. Advice is to mind your  own business and stick to  well-tried methods. Office  parties or end-of-year get-  togethers will be wilder than  expected. Domestic life is  dreary on the 21st.  CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Social life, pleasures and  amusements look exciting.  Now's the time to shock others  by enjoying yourself in an  original way. Sudden romantic  infatuations may change holiday expectations. Urge to  speculate, gamble, take risks  is uncontrollable. Quick  journey is linked to child's  mishap. Ignore miserable  phone call on the 21st.  LEO (July 23.Ang.22)  The place where you spend  your Christmas is a scene of  unexpected events. Domestic  arrangements may have to be  changed owing to the arrival  of uninvited guests. Unusual  conditions are linked to parents. Last minute arrangements may be hindered by  enquiries concerning land or  real estate. Guard purses or  wallets on the 21st.  VIRGO (Aug.23-Sept.22)  Accent is on unusual short-  distance communications.  Local journeys and visits face  diversions. Strange phone  calls or letters see you rushing  here and there. Insist on a  couple of hours alone, away  from hectic activities. Relatives and neighbours are  source of happy surprises.  Those born September 6  should try to forget present  delays and frustrations.  LIBRA (Sept.23-0ct.23)  Focus is on sudden changes  in your financial position.  Temptation is to spend impulsively and ignore the cost.  The gifts you buy will reflect  both imagination and originality. Guard money against  theft or loss during shopping  sprees. Make special effort  to visit one confined to home  or hospital on the 21st.  SCORPIO (Ocl.24-Nov.il)  Venus and Uranus .together  in your sign bring back that  irresistible charm and personality. Prepare to bask in popularity and enjoy admiring  glances. It's a favourable time  to spruce up appearance,  experiment with hair-do's  and create fascinating new  image. Those born around  November 12 add zest to upcoming parties. A friend  needs a helping hand on the  21st.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov.23-  Dec.21)  Secret love affairs, private  activities and intrigues now  face sudden exposure. Have  all excuses and alibis ready.  Think twice before taking a  chance with one yoi love.  Meanwhile, those in seclusion or lonely should accept  invitations and the chance to  crawl out ofa rut. Don't allow  responsibilities to bog you  down on the 21st.  CAPRICORN (Dec.22-Jan.19)  Expect to form new friendships during the holiday season. Fascinating stranger may  encourage your long-range  plans for the new year. Getting involved with group  activities brings opportunities  to escape dull routines. Old  friends and acquaintances  may be source of embarrassment on Christmas day.  Ignore gloomy message on  the 21st.  AQUARIUS (Jan.20-Feb.18)  Personal holiday plans may  be disrupted owing to unusual  conditions surrounding your  honour, position and local  reputation. Those in authority  are unpredictable and prepared to hire and fire without  warning. It's no time to flirt  with the boss or charm your  way out of extra work. Say  goodbye to money or equipment lent out on the 21st.  PISCES (Feb.19-Max.20)  Holiday plans change owing  to unexpected message from  far away. A few of you may  have to take a journey to make  fresh arrangements. Meanwhile, romantic infatuation is  linked to mystery person enjoying short visit. Those involved with continuing education courses must prepare for  revisions in day-to-day  routines. A loved one will  need reassurance on the  21st.  Church Services  Roman Catholic Services  Rev.T.Nicholson. Pastor  Times of Sunday Mass:  8:00 p.m. Saturday and 12 Noon  Sunday at Sl.Mary's Gibsons  In Sechell: 9:00 a.m.Our Lady of  Lourdes Church. Indian Reserve  10:00a.m. Holy Family Church  885-9526  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  CHURCH  Highway & Martin  Sunday School 9:45  Morning Worship 11:00  Evening Fellowship 7:00  Bible Study Wednesday    7i30  Pastor Ted Boodle  886-7107 or 886-9482  Affiliated with thc  Pentecostal Assemblies of  Canada  UNITED CHURCH  9:30a.m.-St.John's  Davis Bay  11:15a.m. -Gibsons  886-2333  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sal..  10 a.m.  Hour of Worship Sat.. II a.m..  St.John's United Church  Davis Bay  Pastor C.Drieberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone:  885-9750 or  883-2736  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School-9:45a.m.  Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.  Revival- 7:00p.m.  Bible Study -Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes Come cry with me   ^r  Coast News, December 19,1978  5.  The above was found In aback corner of J&C Electronics while Chuck was cleaning  out. Neither Chuck nor his wife has any Idea what it is. Suggestions would be  appreciated.  Book Review  On Santa Claus  By John Moore  Sooner or later every kid  learns the truth about Santa  Clause. There are, of course,  those bright cynical and unimaginative children who either figure it out for themselves or demand to know if  the sleigh is gas or nuclear  powered, how the old boy  manages to get all those toys  into one little bag or his own  considerable bulk down a  chimney narrow enough to  defeat the ingenuity of an  agile five-year-old, but I  wasn't one of them. 1 was  gullible or had a very active  imagination, depending on  how you look at it. I think I  was about six when the light  finally dawned, thanks to a  playmate who lived across  the street. His childish scorn  of my ignorance cost him a  poke in the nose. (Peace on  Earth, Goodwill to Men.)  Momentarily devastated, 1  soon recovered and felt  very grown up and proud to be  in on the secret, helping to  preserve the illusion for the  younger kids.  Later, I learned a lot more  about Santa Claus. He was  based in part on the character  of Sl.Nicholas who was, until  his death in 326 A.D., Bishop  of Myra in Lycia. St. Nicholas  is the patron saint of Russia  and also of merchants. (How  appropriate, I can't help but  think, as I survey a Christmas  list that seems as long as a  cash-register tape.) Like St.  Christopher, St. Nicholas was  also a patron saint of travellers by sea and land and his  special concern was for young  people and scholars. For this  reason his festival was celebrated by English schools and  the name of Santa Claus is  a corruption of St. Nicholas.  He is also known as Father  Christmas, Pere Noel, Kris  Kringle, etc., in most of the  countries of Northern Europe.  His origins are much older  and deeper than St. Nicholas  or Christianity. They are  rooted in the ancient pagan  culture of our North European  forebearers. Portrayed as an  old man, he represents the  spirit of the old year about to  be exchanged for the New  Year's Babe. (The date of  Christ's "birth" is by no  means coincidental.) The gluttony indulged in by all and  sundry is a continuation of  the tradition of the feast of  celebration held at the birth  of the New Year. Even the  Christmas Tree comes to us  from pagan Scandinavia; with  its lights and baubles glowing  brightly in the dark it represents the great Tree of the  Universe, called Yggdrasil.  Santa Claus owes quite a lot  of his trappings, particularly  the flying sleigh and reindeer,  to the old Norse god Thor.  His attendant elves too are  creatures of the ancient folklore of Northern Europe.  Fables and myths like the  Santa Claus fairy-tale have  been an important element in  many cultures. In a number of  native Indian tribes, it was  common to guarantee the  good behaviour of children  by threatening them with the  wrath of some hobgoblin, often impersonated on ceremonial occasions by a member  of the tribe in mask disguise.  When the children reached a  certain age, they were kidnapped briefly by the goblin  who then removed his costume and revealed his identity. This revelation was a  mark of the child's acceptance  as an adult member of society.  In our own society, outgrowing Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny,  and  the  Tooth  Fiiiry similarly indicates the  growing maturity of the Individual.  It is said that the ultimate  secret passed to initiates in  the Mystery cults of ancient  Greece was that the gods did  not exist. How, then, is it possible to account for the widespread popularity of these  mysteries as a form of worship? 1 suspect that the answer lies with the reasons  that the character of Santa  Claus, whether his floodlit  cardboard images wave to us  from a thousand imaginary  chimney tops, entreat us to  buy everything from expensive cars to cheap scotch from  advertisements in every  medium, or is impersonated  by one of us so an endless  line of children may sit on his  knee and whisper the name of  the one thing they desire most  in all the world, is recognized instantly as appropriate  to the season. Santa Claus  is an amalgam, a link with our  pagan and Christian past.  He is a public myth, passed  dewn by word of mouth from  one generation to the next.  Truly believed in by no one  past the age of five, he is still  recognized by everyone as a  social institution and accepted  as the spirit of Christmas  Past, Present and Future.  The function of such myths  is not simply moral edification, though Santa Claus has  Ihat aspect. (He knows if  you've been naughty or nice.)  Primarily such myths stimulate thc imagination at a  time when it's at its most  malleable. They teach children the value of magic,  fantasy, and enchantment  and the importance of stretching the muscles of the mind to  reach beyond the surface of  mere material reality. Without them the minds of children become cramped and  twisted and they grow into  stunted, joyless adults.  The cynicism of a child who  has been taught to be distrustful or ashamed of his or her  imagination is a dreadful  thing, so this year, if you have  little ones, stuff a book of  fairy-tales in their stockings;  something you can read to  them instead of taking a nap  to digest your turkey. There  are many excellent editions of  the tales of the Brothers  Grimm and Hans Christian  Andersen available. If in  doubt, you can always go to  the old standby ��� The Fable  of Aesop, currently available  in Penguin Classics. (No  pictures, but many of the all-  time great parables and  stories.) If the kids are older,  give them Alice In Wonderland, The Wind In The Willows, or The Lord Of The  Rings trilogy. The only risk  you run is the remote possibility that the kids may actually want to read their own  books just as you're getting  involved in them yourself.  As for me, I'm a big boy now,  Chrtitmag  HOLIDAY SCHEDULES  COAST  VANCOUVER  SECHELT PENINSULA  POWELL RIVER  To permit as many members of our crews and  terminal personnel as possible to be with their  families during the Christmas holiday season,  the following schedule changes will be in effect:  fl HOWE SOUND  El Vancouver-Sechelt Peninsula  The following sailings will be cancelled Christmas Day and New Year's Day:  Lv Horseshoe Bay        Lv Langdale  11:30 am 12:35 noon  6:15 pm 7:15 pm  El JERVIS INLET  Warn Sechelt Peninsula-Powell River  The following sailings will be cancelled Christmas Day and New Year's Day:  Lv Saltery Bay Lv Earls Cove  6:15 am 7:15 am  il BOWEN ISLAND  mlM Snug Cove-Horseshoe Bay  The following sailings will be cancelled Christmas Day and New Year's Day:  Lv Bowen Island Lv Vancouver  (Snug Cove) (Horseshoe Bay)  6:45 am 7:15 am  O BRITISH COLUMBIA  FERRY CORPORATION  LANGDALE 886-2242  VANCOUVER 669-1211  SALTERY BAY 487-9333  Dear Ann:  Thc people lhal used to go  to thc Film Society's offerings  arc staying away in droves ���  can't whoever makes thc  selections see this?  lt is because the majority of  films have depressing content. Thc others have been  shown on T.V. recently, or it  seems the lack of enthusiasm  should tip them off. The selections aren't that inspiring.  What can be done to bring  back a full audience?  Wondering  Dear Wondering:  and I know there's no Santa  Claus, but I can't seem to  break this habit of leaving out  a glass of milk and a couple of  cookies... Peace and Merry  Christmas to you all.  I too know many who  are bummed out at the negative. Drama has many sides  and the Film Society could  give itself a boost by choosing  a more inspiring and emotional scope for the following  they used to have. I know  thev have financial limitations, so write and suggest  what you would like to see.  I'll forward your opinions,  or find the person at the theatre yourself. Tell them how  you feel! Thai's the only  way they will know.  Dear Ann:  I have been very alarmed  this wi titer so far. Il seems  some one or two people drown  off our shores every week or  so. Surely there is a way to  mark a person so he can be  found more quickly. Do you  have any ideas?      Concerned  Dear Concerned:  Yes I have ideas. I don't  know if they are new. Paint all  the outer clothing in lloresccnl  paint, ic. the life preservers,  jackets, etc., and have them  wear caps with a chin strap  with a beeper and Hash light  that points up. It seems they  have lobe heard and seen and  somewhere along the line, il  is too slow a system for finding  Ihem. Thev put beepers on  planes: a beeper for a person  should be possible. Clothing  should be required which  seals and keeps people warm.  I believe these things have to  bc compulsory as each person thinks, "Il can't happen to  me." Here's Hoping...  ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS OF THE  LANGDALE TO GRANTHAMS AREA  Due to the Christmas holidays there will be  no Garbage Collection on December 26,1978.  Sunshine Coast Regional District  ��i��k A  ^ %  k wf*  May Santa bring you the gifts  of good cheer, good health  KENMAC PARTS (1967) LTD.  Sunshine Coast Hwy. Gibsons        886-2031 Coast News, December 19,1978.  THE ARENA  WILL BE CLOSED  From December 21 to January 2 inclusive....  In order that repairs to essential equipment  may be made.       ^.      &���  We wish all our patrons a Merry Christmas  and Happy New Year and look forward to  seeing you all in 1979.  Film Society  By Allan .1.Crane  SPECIAL FOR CHRISTMAS  $45.00  TEAR I  DROP  LEADEDj GLASS LAMP 885-3818  (your choice of colours)     Cowrie St   Sechelt  May you all have a Merry Christmas  and a  Happy New Year.  The audience ratings for  Medea did not appear at the  head of the appropriate column. Tabulated results like  those which have appeared  at the head of previous columns are very time-consuming to lay out, and in the wee  and not so wee hours of  Sunday night/Monday morning, pressure of work makes  extra lay-out work difficult  indeed. I am listing the results for both Medea and for  Dersu Urzalu now. The figures in brackets are the ratings by delegates to the  Annual General Meeting of  thc Canadian Federation of  Film Societies for 1975 in  the case of Medea and 1978  in thc case of Dersu Urzalu.  25% (40) of thc audience  rated Medea as Excellent;  25% (0) rated it Very Good;  25% (40) rated it Good,  0 (0) rated it Ordinary or  Fair, and 25% (20) rated it  Poor. The Reaction Index  was 56.25 (60). For  Urzalu, 54.5% (55.5)  the film Excellent,  (20.5) rated it Very  27% (24) rated it  The    Reaction    Index  Dersu  rated  18%  Good,  Good.  was  81 (82.6). No one from either  audience rated the film any  lower than good, although  there were two ladies at the  WOOD HEATER SALE  also  available   *   circulating   heaters  I  C31  C31  C26  C26  Stainless Steel  Cast Iron  Stainless Steel  Cast Iron  $398.00  $424.00  $383.00  $398.00  $495.00  and   model C 40  Cast Iron heater  ,-KEEP THIS AD & SAVE '25.00  TAKE NOTE A healer lhal I  primary or secondary air ml;  efficiency  nol  thermoslalically controlled and is  6  wiih gasket scaled door averages  vilhoul   preheated  fa burning  Valley Comlorl Healers  lueratealBO"    efficiency  1  Pick it i  DO IT NOW  p yourself and save l  THOMAS HEATING  SUNSHINE COAST EXCL LSI VEVDISTRIBUTOR  CALL NOW 886-7111  13 years experience   Serving the Coast since 1967  I  I  >!  �� i  "a  PRESENTING  "*l  The Ideal Gift For Those People  On Your Christmas Nailing List.  Twilight Theatre who regarded Dersu Urzalu less highly  than Medea, the film which  25% of the Kwahtahmoss  Film Society rated Poor.  Among the comments received for Dersu Urzalu,  the word "beautiful" recurred several times. One  viewer thought the film,  "Good, but very 'sentimental' ", and another thought  it, "A charming unsophisticated story". For another viewer, this Russian film  was, "The best one yet"; for  another it was "Walt Dis-  niski". One of the audience  commented, "A good view of  life I'll never sec," and another said, "Splendid acting  and some outstanding  scenes ��� action drawn out  far too long". Another found  it the shortest two and-a-  half hours film he'd ever seen.  Several people commented on  the quality of the photography, and words such as  "different", "mysticism"  and "self-reliance" appeared  on ballots. One viewer mailed  in a ballot saying, "More and  more of this quality of human  interest story and 'magni-  fique' widescreen scenic  events".  1 saw most of the film in  Saskatoon last May while  attending the A.G.M. of the  Canadian Federation of Film  Societies. Often at the film  screenings which are part of  the meetings, one will see  only part of a film because of  the saturation effect of four  or more consecutive film  screenings for sixteen hours a  day or more over the May  Day weekend. I saw enough  of Dersu Urzalu to form the  impression that it was a rare  film and something special,  and I think few were disappointed.  A letter from someone who  signs herself/himself "Wondering" has arrived at the  Coast News together with the  response from Ann Napier for  the "Come Cry With Me"  column. I am wondering why  "Wondering" did not address  her/his wondering to the  Film Society in care of the  Coast News rather than to  the Ann Napier column. For  months now, a weekly film  column has appeared in this  paper under my name. Has  "Wondering" read any of  them, I wonder, and if not  how has she/he formed any  impression of the Film Society's programmes or the  "depressing content" and  "selections (that) aren't  inspiring" of which she/he  complains? It simply is not  true to claim, as does this  correspondent, that the majority of the selections have  depressing content. Of the  seven films screened to date,  only Medea could in my  opinion be said to have depressing content, but I'm  sure others might argue that  Three Women could also be  so categorized. Surely no  rational person could say  that of Bananas, California  Split, Buffalo BUI, Outrageoui  or Dersu Urzalu.  If "Wondering" would  consult the Coast News of  November 21 she/he will  find the very word "inspiring" used by a member of  the audience whom I quote  with regard to Outrageous  for which the reaction was  overwhelmingly positive.  No one rated that film any  lower than Good, and not even  Medea drew more negative  than positive responses. Two  films out of seven with depressing content can hardly  be said to constitute a majority. "Wondering" also refers to films which have been  shown on television. I have  discussed that matter in the  Coast News of October 10,  and I have nothing to add to  what I said there.  No one expects large audiences for the Film Society's  screenings, and the attendances for the present operation are averaging about the  same as they have for previous years. There were only  twenty people at California  Split but there were one  hundred at Outrageous.  The films to be shown are  selected by a committee, and  suggestions from the audiences are always welcome.  Very few, however, have been  received. Usually, the films  selected are either foreign  language films which have  little commercial potential,  non-current Hollywood films  which may have had commercial as well as artistic success, or films which  retrospectively have interest  for the minority audiences  which come to film society  screenings.  Availability of films also has  to be considered. Canadian  rights simply do not exist for  some films, and it is, therefore, impossible to show them.  The Kwahtahmoss Film  Society is also limited to those  titles available in professional 35 mm gauge, and we  usually have to restrict ourselves to films which are (or  will be) in Vancouver because  of the astronomical rates  charged to ship films backwards and forwards between  here and Eastern Canada.  Fortunately, the Society is  in a position to play films  which are coming to the Ridge  Theatre, and it was this sort  of arrangement which made  Dersu Urzalu available to us.  I spent a couple of hours with  len Schein, manager of the  Ridge last week, and we discussed programming which is  planned for the next brochure which will detail films  to be shown from February 4  up until the end of March.  This is expected to include a  number of films from New  Cinema Enterprises, a Canadian company with an outstanding collection of foreign  and   Canadian   films.   Out-  Children of the Sunshine Coast were getting right into the spirit oi Christmas  last week. From top to bottom are the children in the elementary schools of Langdale, Sechelt, and Gibsons.  rageous came from this  company. Leonard is also  planning to show some of the  films of Jaques Tati, so perhaps we will at last be able to  schedule them in the New  Year. Please read the first  1979 issue of the Coast News  for further and more specific  information.  On behalf of the executive  of the Kwahtahmoss Film  Society, I will conclude by  wishino  all   nn*,*/w-   n..~  ���o*i,  Kinsmen suit winners  The final Kinsmen Suit of  thc Month Draw for thc year  was held' on November II  with Armand Wold being the  most recent lucky winner.  During   1978   the   twelve  winners of suits were  Patti with  Pratl,    Jim     Leith,     Norm going  Peterson,   Mike   Hendricks,  Bernie     Mulligan,     Dennis  best wishes for Christmas and  the New Year.  amtmmmfam  Home Files ��� 2 drawers made of high tested corrugated  fibreboard Reg. $15.35 SPECIAL $10.95  Used Imperial 80 Standard Desk Typewriters  (11" carriage ��� ideal present for Christmas) $149.00  Globes 12" Starting from $22.95 25% OFF  Christmas Wrap, napkins, bows, ribbons, candles, etc.  ALL 25% OFF  Appointment Diaries & Journals 1979 20% OFF  Records ��� Children's Party Songs and Games. 40 Favourite  Nursery Rhymes. 10% OFF Reg. $5.95  Many I n-Store Specials  10% OFF THESE HARDBOUND BOOKS  MASTER MARINER: Capt. 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Do It Yourself Projects For Your Own Backyard $19.00  (soft cover) Outrage ��� Dave McTaggart $5.95  (soft cover) Magook Books including Anne Blade's "The Cottage  at Crescent Beach"  $1.95ea. or buy the set of 4 for 10% OFF  10% OFF Cloth Storybook Dolls (4 flip over faces tell the story)  -Goldilocks and The Three Bears  ���Little Red Riding Hood   ���Cinderella     $5.00ea.  B&FFY  HOLIDAYS!  ThunliH Im Ihv ln>sl vxprvHsion  M>�� know lo nhoir how muvh  U'v upprvvialv your  trivndship and loyally.  W le ii7mA you and your loved  onoM a VhriHliuuH brlmminy  wilh pvavv and huppinvuH.  eeiteft  ��)<���fce  ��  Cowrie St.  685-3258  G/ll/fCC  Mulligan, Bill Edney, Gerry  Kirsch, Ken Fiedler. Doug  Arnetl. Linda Moscley.  and Armand Wold.  The Kinsmen Club wishes  to thank all the participants  I   special   thank   you  to  Richard  and  Betty  Maeedo lor their co-operation  and assistance.  The Kinsmen "ill have a  Stanley Cup Elimination Draw  early in the spring.  J V  Do it Yourself!  Clean your Carpets..  NEVER  Daily Rental $15.00  Defoamer 2.49  Traffic Spotter 2.89  2-Carpet Cleaner 10.78  for a 12x20 carpet  $31.16  Cpncord  Carpet Care  will do Real  Professional Carpet  Cleaning  Example:12x20 carpet  $43.20  with Free Stain Guard  A value of 9.60  Actual cost        33.60  You can not get Professional Results with  do-it-yourself equipment  So give the real Professionals a call  886-9351  Gibsons  SUNSHINE GM  ��MMMMMM��MMMMMWMMMMMMI  We want to thank our many friends and customers on the peninsula for  their wonderful support and wish them all a hearty Merry Christmas  and a prosperous New Year.  MMMMMMW  MMM  885-5131  MMMMMMMMMMMMMWMMVMMMMWI Coast News, December 19,1978  CBC Radio  12:05  1:07  radio  By Maryanne West  AM Radio  Saturday:  The      Hornby      Collection:  11:05 p.m., The Labour of  Obedience ��� life in the Westminster Abbey at Mission.  Christmas Evei  BIng    Crosby's    Christmas  Speclalt 4:35 p.m.  Year of the Child: 9:05 p.m.  Christmas Day:  Her    Majesty    the    Queen:  9:05 a.m., Annual Christmas  message.  Yuletide: 9:10 a.m., Potpourri of the best Christmas  music.  Christmas Curiosity:  p.m., Comedy records.  Man and Superman:  p.m., A three-hour  adaptation of Shaw's masterpiece, starring Neil Munro  and Jackie Burroughs.  The Messiah: 4:05 p.m., A  B.B.C. recording.  Chiistmastide: 6:10 p.m.,  Includes Christmas at Dingley  Dell, the pudding scene from  Christmas Carol, and the  Christmas dinner scene from  Great Expectations, all read  by Alan Scarfe. Followed  by a moving account by Tom  and Mary Harpur of a modern  journey along the route of  Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem. Also a short story by  Paul Boles ��� A Night of  Vengeance, set at the time of  the first Christmas and told by  a Greek galley slave. Finally,  Holidays in Old Crowe, as  described by Edith Josie,  CBC-FM Radio  Saturday:  Audience: 9:05 p.m.-Part I  Bach's Cantata No. 61, "Let  the Bright Seraphim", sung  by  Margari Noye with the  Vancouver  Baroque   Ensemble. Part II Christmas with  the   Gargerys,   from   Great  Expectations.  Christmas Day:  4:05 p.m., Festival of Nine  Lessons   and   Carols   from  King's College Cambridge.  Ideas:  8:04  p.m.,   A   five-  part series, Freud Revisited.  A blend of biography, psychoanalytical theory,   and  criticism.  Television  Christmas Eve:  Emmet   Otter's   Jug   Band  Christmas: A Muppets special, 8:00 p.m.  Raisins and Almonds:  9:00  p.m., How it felt to be the  only Jewish child in the school  at Christmas time.  Christmas Day:  Festival   of   Carols:   From  King's   College   Cambridge,  1:00 p.m., followed by Her  Majesty the Queen.  Hans   Christian   Andersen:  2:00 p.m., The 1952 movie  with Danny Kaye.  Tales of Beatrix Potter: 4:30  p.m., movie.  Christmas Festival on Ice:  7:00p.m.  Superspeeiai: 8:00 p.m.,  Al Waxman presents Circus  Clowns filmed in Stockholm.  The Nutcracker: 9:30 p.m.,  Russian version of the well  known fairy tale.  Man Alive: 10:00 p.m., The  child who Changed the World.  Boxing Day:  The Genie In the Bottle:  9:30 p.m., The light and dark  side of the alcohol culture.  CBC Radio Programme Guide  for December 16���29 can be  picked up at this office.  New Horizons  B\ Tom Walton  Principal Colleen Elson beams at the activities of an  Ugly Sister during the Cedar Grove Christmas  Concert.  Pioneers on Channel 10  While Delta 10 television  crew was here last Sunday to  film thc Community Forum,  they also taped lour interviews with pioneers of thc  Sunshine Coast which will  become a part of a series,  "Window on the West",  presently running on Community Channel 10 in the  lower mainland.  Bert Nelson, formerly  CBC staff announcer and now  a resident of Wilson Creek,  talked with Mrs. Ada Dawe of  Sechelt, Richard Reeves' of  Roberts Creek and Mrs. Ida  Higgs and Ted Wincgarden of  Gibsons Landing about their  memories of earlier days in  this area. The tapes will bc  edited to a scries of half-  hour interviews and will include still photographs from  the collection in Elphinstone  Pioneers Museum.  The sun gave a warm welcome to the Elphinstone New  Horizons' party on December  II. After a few rounds of  Bingo Ihe members settled  down to a change of pace to  view the musical melodrama  "A Touch of Blight". Kim Almond took the part of "All-  lilthia", Margaret Jones became "Baron Bacteria" with  Madeline Grose playing  "Dashing Dandy Dcttol".  This was a welcome change  to our programme and we  thank our loeal actresses for  Iheir presentation and humorous entertainment. Two guessing competitions followed.  Mrs. Ena Harrold's "Qucs-  tions and Answers" quiz was  won by Mrs. L.Seat's, while  Mr. Harry Gregory's weight  contest was taken by Mr. Jim  Ironside who was just '/a oz.  from die correct answer.  An artistic touch was provided by those ever-enjoyable  ballet students of Mrs. Mil-  ward. A variety of tap solos  and duets were presented  with a number of other  dances entitled "Lonesome  Butterfly", "Honey Bunnies", "Singing in the Kain",  "Golden Years" and a  "Mazurka". Thank you  Mrs. Milward for your contribution lo our parly.  Thc refreshments came  licit. The table decorations  were the work of Mrs. Marion  C'upit. Giant firecrackers  tastefully decorated with evergreens and each containing a  candle provided the main centrepieces. At each place set-  ling, with a ted serviette, was  a small cracker containing  assorted candies. Congratulations Mrs. C'upit. After Miss  Harrold gave the blessing,  the party members lucked iu  to assorted sandwiches, shortbread, squares, mince tarts  and Christmas cake. To our  refreshment supervisor Mrs.  Bessie Rowbcrry and her  stall we offer our hearty  thanks lor another task well  done.  Mrs. Peg Marshall provided  two centrepieces and two door  swags for door prizes. Thc  former were won by Mrs.  Bessie Rowbcrry (wiih tt\)  and Pam Boothroyd. Thc  swags were won by two young  dancers. Thank you. Peg.  for providing sueh a happy  ending to our parly.  To those unfortunate souls  who were away with the  'llu. or otherwise absent, we  can only offer our condolences  since you missed another  friendly parly that was a  little different. Finally, all  members are advised that our  meetings arc over lor  1978.  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We wish to express our  gratitude to all those who  participated in making these  events successful. On December 7 a meeting in Murray's Studio with Rita Sober,  Joy Graham, Margaret  Jones, Ola Arnold, Kay Cole,  Barbara Gough, Charles and  Alice Murray, formulated  plans for events to be held  next season. Those being:  April 14, a Carnival or Plant  Sale; June 19, a Trail of Quarters; and on Timber Days  weekend, a Garage Sale at  the Arts Centre.  Many donations of materials and volunteer labour,  doors, windows, plumbing,  cartage, a stove, glass.back-  hoe work and time are being  given, and are greatly appreciated by the Committee.  If you have any new or  used building materials to  donate we would appreciate  hearing from you; or income  tax deductible cash donations  may be mailed to the Trust  Fund, P.O.Box 1753 at Sechelt, B.C. 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In Wood Buffalo National  Park there was an epidemic of  anthrax which killed a great  number of animals between  the years 1962 and 1968.  The building of the Omenika  exploration road cut right  across the caribou herds'  migration path and made it  virtually impossible for animals to follow their age-old  patterns. Their calving areas  are threatened by oil pipe  lines and oil exploration work  and consequently their numbers are diminished. In both  these cases the wolf was  blamed but now after much  research it has been shown  that he was not responsible.  Mr. Robinson of the B.C.  Fish and Game Branch told  us that there were approximately 6,000 wolves in B.C.  There was a programme set  up in 1950 to exterminate  them but no records were kept  and therefore no one knows  what effect it had or did not  have   on   cattle   and   game  animals, etc.  There is at present a programme taking place in the  Cassiar region of B.C. where  two regions have been set  aside where the wolf problem  can be studied at first hand,  under controlled conditions.  In the first area all the wolves  are being exterminated;  twenty-two have been killed  so far. In the other area which  is known as the control area,  the wolves are left alone.  Significantly in both areas,  the ungulates have increased  in numbers while the programme has been operating,  so once again there are no  conclusive answers.  Mr. Robinson stated that  the poison 10-80 was being  used to kill the wolves and that  a satisfactory substitute had  not been found. Alternatives  such as hunting on an open  season basis, bounties and  trapping were all turned down  as being not practical. There  are poisons such as cyanide  which are quick acting which  could be used but some  wag suggested that this was  reserved for people! (In reference of course to the recent  happenings in Guyana.)  Another way which has been  used with some degree of  success is that of impregnating the bait with a substance known as an aversion  control e.g. Lithium Chloride,  which in fact makes the  animal who eats it violently  sick and makes him think  twice before eating it again.  According to Mr. Robinson only three grams of  10-80 were used last year  but only three milligrams are  used per bait. My calculations  Mt>      YOUR AUTOPLAN  ^H^K    CENTRj  Seaside Plaza  886-2000  886-9121  Taking care of  all your Real Estate Needs  Evenings Norm Peterson  886-2607  'Tps <*yS ^pN ^p.  |V  Njfu--'  M/Jv  sir-feW-  Sj.i.u-*    VlVf,i��*    VlVfiUr*  Ai'iS     MiiiV     NiriV     M/fli"'  LAST MINUTE  GIFT IDEAS  From  POLAROID  ONE STEP  LAND CAMERA:  easy to use.  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If only  200 wolves were killed it  makes one wonder what happened to the other 800 baits.  Unfortunately Mr. Robinson was not all that convincing with his facts and figures and was put on the hot  scat when it was disclosed  that a memo had been leaked  to the press in Kamloops  stating that all the wolves  on the Bonapart Plateau were  to be exterminated. He would  neither confirm nor deny  this saying that no decision  had yet been made.  Dr. McTaggart Cowan  summed things up very well  when he said he thought  that communications between  thc Government and the  people should be  improved and that the public should be allowed to have  some say in the decision  making process. He also  stressed that no one should  jump to conclusions and that  although it is going to be a  long time to get all the information required, we should  not make any hasty decisions.  There was quite a cross  section of people represented  at the meeting ranging from  cattlemen, representatives of  various clubs and organizations, and students from B.C.  I.T. and S.F.U. and of course  there were Joes like myself.  Even if the meeting came to  no conclusions, I for one was  quite impressed by the  amount of information forthcoming and think that everyone benefitted by what the  experts had to say. Whether  anyone changed their minds  about what they thought prior  to going to the meeting is  questionable but at least the  air was cleared in many respects and I have a feeling that  the wolf is going to be with us  for a long time to come.  Postscript:  Readers might be interested  to know that the new Minister of Environment in the  B.C.Government, Mr. Rafe  Mair, has put a moratorium  on the use of the poison  10.80 in the Bonapart Plateau  area pending further investigation into the problem.  Quote a lot of research is  being done on the use of the  aversion agent, lithium chloride, mentioned in the article, as an alternate to poison  which kills the animal. Many  of the people I have listened  to are very much against the  use of 10.80 and in fact the  use of this poison is banned in  many countries of the world,  mainly because it is a particularly   cruel,   slow-acting  Last weekend's storm whipped up the seas and blew trees across the power  over much of the Sunshine Coast.  Hospital Auxiliary  lines  Gibsons Hospital Auxiliary  wishes to thank the following  who donated to their Christmas Card Fund:  Andy and Tina Vanderhorn,  Herb and Dorothy Steinbrunner, Bob and Joy Maxwell,  David and Liz Johnston,  Jean Calder, Abe and Ruth  Godfrey, Mrs. M.Hercus,  Clem Cruickshank, Vi and  Harry Harris, Geoff and Glad  Lcgh, Helen and Jim Clark,  Evelyn Blain, Mrs. F.A.Jones,  F. and A. Robertson, H. and  D.Purdy, J. and J. Knight, cher, Roy and Grethe Taylor,  Mrs.   Rose   Mary   Medley, Grace Jamieson, Lome and  Isabel Fraser, Wiljo Wiren, Dooley   Mason,   Chum   and  Marie Scott, Oney DeCamp, Olive  Metcalf and   Family,  Mr. and Mrs. Muelenkamp, Jim and Verla Hobson  and  Grove  and   Marion   Proulx, Family, Bill and Helen Wein-  Lorne and Amy Blain, Larry handle and Boys, Mace and  and Marie Trainor,  Doreen Joan Rigby, Ernie and Virgie  and  Carl  Gust,   Lloyd  and Baxter,   Mrs.   Ida   Lowther,  Maureen Partridge, Bob and Mrs. Ethel  Bryant,  Phoebe  Rene Jardine, Jean Moore,  Gloria and George Hostland,  Blomberg,  Cochrane,  Harley and Betty  Hugh and  Marg  Linda and Felix Comeau and Inglis, Guy and Mae  Win-  Family,   Frank   and   Hilda ning, Bill and Gladys Davis,  Girard, Mary and Phil Flet-  On the rocks  By Pat Edwards  Dear Santa:  We all know how difficult it  is to stay within a budget in  these inflationary times, so  I have pared my list down to  the following:  President Fred Inglis: An executive full of money-making  ideas.  Doreen Stewart: An up-to-  date mailing list of all club  members.  Marlene   Doran:   A   sharp  pencil to keep us within our  means.  Helen Weinhandle: An arena  which might be tempted to  eat it.  Ranchers in the Prince  Rupert area reported having  lost one hundred livestock  in confirmed wolf kills over  the past twelve months. This  represents a considerable  monetary loss to them and  obviously ways have to be  found to protect them. The  method used is that which is  being investigated and the  Minister is to be commended  _^_^^^_^^^^^_��� for not jumping into this  substance and is a potential thing without first knowing  danger   to   other   animals all the alternatives,   NDP Bookstore Holiday Hours:  Monday through Friday,  December 18-22       Open till 9:00 p.m.  Saturday 23rd Open till 5:00 p.m.  Sunday 24th Open 11:00 a.m.  886-7744       tme.-oop.m.  full of successful stalls at her  next flea market.  Sue  Chenier:  Lots  of  new  equipment for the kitchen.  Terry Connor: A sack full of  goodies to keep the lounge  operating successfully.  Maurice Pearson: A big bag  of bonspiel successes.  Keith Frampton: Three walls  chock full of signs and a can  of white paint to mark out  parking  areas  on  the  new  blacktop.  Ray Chamberlin: A garbage  bag full of ideas to bring new  members into the club.  Larry Boyd: A draw sheet for  the new year that brings no  complaints from anyone.  Gus Schneider: A miracle to  remove the humps and runs  from sheet one.  The Winter Club: More people  like Marie and Jack Gaw  and Pearle Trethewey and  Bernice Chamberlin who give  so many hours of their time to  the club. I'll bet you're tempted to stick around for Christmas dinner at Bernice's  aren't you, Santa? B  Harry Turner: A sleigh full  of young curlers like Jeff The hunting season is here,  Krintila, Mike Maxfield, W husband supplies us with  Rick Buckmaster and Frank '<������� ��f 8��mc- Could J0" ,e"  Chamberlin who will keep the "���"> ������� nutritional value  club going when the rest of at venison, moose and phea-  us can only sit upstairs and san''  Marguerite Meyers, H.Warn,  Morris and Nancy Nygren  and Family,  Dora Benn, Mrs. W.H.C.  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And to all curlers everywhere,  Santa, Merry Christmas and  good curling in 1979.   ->  GARDEN BAY MARINE  SERVICES LTD.  On display  at Garden Bay  Marine Services  AQD40/280.  Compact 130 horsepower.  Diesel economy.  Marine  VOLVO  JPENTA  merCrui/er  883-Q7QQ or evenings   883~Q602  7 Days a Week  IMMEDIATE REPAIR SERVICE  Sinclair Bay Rd. Garden Bay  You arc very fortunate to be  supplied with meat and fowl  with the cost of these foods  what it is! The game meat  usually contains much less  fat than domestic meat which  in itself is a plus factor. These  are thc nutritional values  taken from "Nutrition Value  of American Foods���Agriculture Handbook #456",  "Food Values of Portions  Commonly Used" by Church  and Church. Thc values  for all thc nutrients have not  been determined.  Venison (100 gm. or 3'/; oz.)  Calories  107  Protein  17.9gms.  fat  3.4 gins.  calcium  9mgs.  phosphorus  212 nigs.  thiamin  0.20 nigs.  riboflavin  0.41 mgs.  niacin  5.4 mgs.  Moose (100 gm or 3'/j oz.):  calories 99  protein 22 gins,  fat l.lgms.  calcium 16gms.  vitamin A 1001.U.S.  thiamin 0.12 mgs.  riboflavin 0.36 mgs.  Pheasant (100gms. or 3'/j oz.)  calorics 151  protein 24.3  fat 5.2 gms.  calcium 14 mgs.  phosphorus 262 mgs.  iron 3.7 mgs.  ��� apt *r> *P ^W|* fl* *p �����!* 3(5 Jf* 3|t SJC 3JJ 9)C3fC  . NDP  xOKSrOx  Jr*  %  Gibsons Harbour'Area  f  [     Great Canadian and  British Paperbacks  i 886-7744  * *r *l* n   *1* ^r* *r *f* T* *r *T* *v ^P *r* *1* * Wildlife  corner  Winter springs  The fishing off Gibsons at  the Gap has been hot for the  past while. Almost every boat  has been lucky. They're catching white winter springs that  are averaging around eight  pounds and going up to about  eighteen. From what I hear  it's been so good that even  Rob Carlson caught a five-  pounder on his first try at the  sport. Both trolling and  moochinghave been successful, the latter more so. In the  morning they're up at the top  and on the bottom in the evening. Good fishing.  Dock and soreness  One natural remedy that all  the kids in our gang knew  was how to cure the sting from  nettles, especially since our  rather silly initiation into the  gang was to hold a nettle in  your bare hand and crush it  into a ball. This could be  done without getting stung  if you did it confidently,  but the first few times, ouch I  We used to get stung just  about as often this way as  when we would be creeping  around playing cowboys and  Indians.  Fortunately for us, beside  the clumps of nettles, you  would usually find dock  leaves. If you scrunched up  the leaves, then rubbed them  on the stings, the itchiness  would go away. The dock leaf  is a low, broad, crinkly  leaf and grows in a clump like  a leafy lettuce.  Letter  Here's afetter in reply to  the letter in reply to the  piece I wrote about Mrs.  Price's dog coming home  looking like it had been  clubbed over the head.  "Re: Killer! Mr. Anonymous! You evidently "tried"  to shoot a dog bothering  your livestock; rightly so, but  get someone that can shoot  straight, not wound an animal that may be lying somewhere suffering or dying.  Secondly my dog is not a  killer! As there are chickens  and ducks running loose near  us we have had no complaints. He is also a special  pet to my partially blind  three year old grandchild.  Thirdly, he is tied up at  night, days he is at home or  else in calling distance. He  goes to the neighbour's only  because he was allowed there  when a pup. He had been  clubbed on the eye, which  has now cleared up (no  bullet wound!)  I believe it is someone on  Gower Point that owns a  female and if that's the case  something should be done  to the owner of the female,  not to the males that answer  the call of nature.  You describe a malamute.  So get your facts straight.''  Marsh society  The Marsh Society held a  meeting at the Sechelt Village office a week ago Monday. A baker's dozen attended. I lost my notebook so  I'll have to rely on my infallible memory.  There's been talk for a  while about moving the ducks  from the marsh up to Square  Lake on thc way to Pender.  After looking at the lake, it  was felt to be unsuitable, so  anyone who has a pond and  wants it stocked, should get  a hold of Nell Jager at 885-  2165 and she'll organize it.  The reason they have to be  moved is that, in order to  get a pure strain of mallards  from the Reiffel Sanctuary,  the crossbreeds that we have,  must go. Remember that the  ducks are not for the pot,  they're for the pond.  The beavers in the marsh  will probably be moved in  the spring. They insist on  blocking the culvert and won't  listen to reason. Jamie, the  conservation officer, will try  to live-trap them and move  them on to one of the lakes.  This of course can only be  done if people leave the traps  alone.  There was some talk about  getting gravel for the far end  of the marsh to use as a  spawning bed for salmon.  Apparently a few stick their  noses in and have a look  around each year, but at the  present time the bottom is  too silty. It would be a great  attraction to have a little run  in there.  Wayne Diakaw was at the  meeting and he will be spearheading a bird watchers  section of the society. There's  going to be a meeting on this,  tentatively set for the 11th  of January. A place hasn't  been set for it as yet.  Crow  A while back Cliff Conner  found a crow on the beach that  had a bullet hole in its wing.  He's been able to fix it up so  that the bird is mobile, but  its flying days are over. At  Coast News, December 19,1978  9.  Homemaker help  The Christmas Elves are shown packing their hampers for Christmas distribution.  At last count there were I4I hampers to be distributed with more coming in.  Toward the Alexander Mackenzie Stone  Voyage of the Sea-Raker  Bv Bruce Woodsworth  Part VI  Wed. 5 July.  A long day, almost ten  hours running time, to make  up for our day of rest yesterday. Wc emerge from Wells  Passage at 7.20 a.m. (having  got going an hour earlier  heading SW from thc deserted  logging camp). Having cut  through Lewis Rocks we swing  the present time the bird is  in his chicken coop. He's looking for a home for it, so anyone who is serious about having a new resident in the  household should get a hold  of him. Remember that the  bird is full grown and will take  a lot of attention so don't  get it for the kiddies for  Christmas. As the saying  goes, "only serious applicants  should apply".  Albino  That albino sea lion is  making a regular appearance  by the sound of it. Jean  Heidinger from the Davis  Bay Store saw it a short  while ago. According to Jean,  the sea lions are moving in  for the winter; several groups  of them have been seen  coming into the area.  While still on albinos, Steve  Carrol mentioned that he had  seen a piebald crow around  Granthams. Coming to work  this morning, I saw the  creature myself. It's got about  half-a-dozen white spots on  its back, so it's either a partial albino or it got into a can  of paint.  Give me a call at either 886-  7817 or 886-2622 if you notice  anything interesting, ta, and  a happy holiday season to all,  NW into Queen Charlotte  Strait.  A short twelve miles from  this position just west of Malcolm Island, and four miles  NW of Port McNeill, lies thc  mouth of thc Cluxewe River in  present Broughton Strait. In  his "Cartography of the  Northwest Coast of North  America", Volume I, Henry  Wagner has translated thc  logs of the Spanish survey  schooners Sutil and Mcxicana  for August 9, 1972:  "English fur trade ship  Venus anchors for the nighl  with us. A chief from a nearby village presents a sea oltcr  skin to each of the commanders and trade begins...  A sheet of copper of fourteen pounds for two skins,  one good and thc other medium, was thc price we were  able to agree upon. The English captain also, notwithstanding thc economy and  thrift with which hc managed  his expedition, complained of  and came on board the  schooner Sutil to attack the  sailor, whom he found waiting  for him with drawn sword.  All thc Indians became excited and began to call their  chief, who was in the cabin.  It cost much trouble to quiet  them lor thc time and maintain good relations with them  until thev went away at nightfall. These Indians are well  made, with good features, a  tierce look and easy carriage.  They brought no women with  them."  It is interesting to note thc  Spanish commander's estimate of thc English traders'  'economy, thrift and complaints of such small profits'.  Also their appraisal of thc  'violent and ill-controlled  nature of the savages' as well  as their 'fierce look...' especially after reading of some  of thc exploits of Pizarro,  Cortes and Velazquez further  south in thc early 16th ccn-  tury.  thc    small    profits    gained  through this trade. SpYinnlFVpflpll  As thc natives came up to ���JWIWWI-T TCIICH  thc schooners in greater numbers so had our pcrcautions  increased to prevent quarrels  with them. Wc soon saw thc  utility of this carefulness  and thc need for continuing it.  An accident showed lis what  thc violent and ill-controlled  nature of thc savages may  cause. [Southern Kwaki-  util tribe. B.W.|. One of our  people had a dispute with an  Indian, and thc latter at once  asked another of thc Indians  in   the  canoe  for   a   knife,  The results of the survey  concerning needs for French  language instruction in the  District reveal that there are  only three students who would  qualify from two different  families ��� one in Gibsons and  one in Egmont. Over forty  people, however, expressed  an interest in French instruction in the District, and this is  to be the topic of a public  meeting at Elphinstone Secondary School on February  14  By Howard Bushnell  What would you do if you  were seventy vears old and  your arthritis made it difficult for you to get out of bed  to do the simplest household chore, or if you were  thirty years old and had a sudden crisis in your home,  and needed someone to stop  and look in on your family  during the day ��� to whom  can you turn?  The answer is easier than  most people imagine. Simply  pick up your telephone, or  have someone else do it for  you, and call the Home-  makers Service at 885-5144.  The Homemakers are there  to provide care on a long  term basis, or to help you  get through a sudden crisis.  The Homemaker Service  is part of a province-wide  programme established to  help people in their own  homes. By coming into the  home for several hours a  week it helps make it possible for people to lead normal  lives, living in their own  community, rather than  forcing them to move into an  institution, or relying on relations living in distant cities.  Sponsored by the Sunshine  Coast Community Resource  Society, and funded by the  Ministry of Health, the Home-  maker Service for the area is  directed by Linda Risebrough.  Mrs. Risebrough has many  years of experience working  in Human Resources and in  counselling work. She spent  many years commuting to the  Coast on weekends and a  few years ago she gave in to  basic intelligence and moved  permanently to the Coast.  Currently, there are fifty-  four people working as Home-  makers, helping in over 140  homes. Mrs. Risebrough  feels that the number of  people who need help is far  greater than the number that  is now using the service.  "People are afraid that it will  cost too much", she says, i.  "so they don't call us to find It  out". In reality, a vast num- Lee  ber of cases pay nothing at  all, and most other users  pay such a minimal fee that  no one should be concerned  with any possible charge.  Homemakers can help in  a number of ways. They are  not to take the place of regular  domestic  workers  but   they cr\  will  do some  housekeeping *J  chores, and some meal pre  paration. They will also teach  other members of the family  some basic household duties,  if that might help the family.  The Homemakers try to fit  themselves   into   the   estab  lished routines of each household. The elderly and the handicapped usually have existing procedures in the house  and the Homemaker will  assist where possible, but  they also try to aid the individuals by performing additional   tasks.  MOREL'S  Framing &  Construction Ltd.  "SPEC  HOUSES"  specializing in  CUSTOM HOME  BUILDING & FRAMING  886-2440  PENINSULA  MARKET  885-9721   Davis Bay, B.C.  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Lois and Cathy  ^w        Lois' Salon  SUNSHINE GM  We will give some very good discounts in the month of December on  the balance of our 78's and our 79's ��� if you need a car or truck for  under the Christmas tree come and see us.  885-5131  MMMMMMMMMWMMMMMM  MMMM 10.  Coast News, December 19,1978.  Port Mellon Christmas memory  By Maryanne West  Once upon a time there was  a little coastal mill t<. - n  nestled in the elbow of an inlet where thc mountains rise  quickly from the sea. It was a  snug little community of some  sixty families with access to  the rest of the world by boat  or float plane.  A happy town, where people from many different  backgrounds, some from far  away countries, lived with  friendly tolerance for each  others' customs and foibles,  and the laughter of little children was heard from thc Bre-  mertons to thc Stuccos and on  the Hill. There was a school,  a community hall for indoor  recreation, a pub and a  church.  At Christmas time, the little  frame church converted by the  townsfolk from a bunkhouse  and simply furnished with  polished pine pews and clear  glass windows through which  one could -rift one's eyes to  the fir-clad snow crested  mountains, was the focus of  activity.  On the fourth Sunday in  Advent when all four red  candles would be lit on the  Adventzkranz of fra grant  fir garlanded with scarlet  ribbon which stood for safety  on top of thc piano, there was  a Christmas tree, candles in  thc windows, green, red and  gold  decorations.   The  altar  Open afternoons till Christmas  ...then closed till Spring  ��� Elaine's Pottery ��� Creche Figures ���Brigitte  ��� Paintings ��� Carols Tree Ornaments  QOL 7LQ.I Qct��M.8&acA. Edt>Uwuu{��  00b (.001 G<nifC^ EcintrM  had been moved aside to make  more room and provide suitable elevation for the Heavenly Host. Everything was in  readiness for the annual  Nativity Play.  lt wasn't really a play,  rather a series of tableaux  to illustrate the Christmas  story as told in Biblical story  and song, a celebration which  involed the whole community  from mill management  to the youngest child.  For many weeks the choir  had been augmented and  strengthened by bass, baritone and tenor voices. Now  Marguerite Sherman could  coax new and exciting patterns of sound to contrast or  complement the solo voices.  Thc lovely melody of 'Low  How a Rose 'ere Blooming'  could float free, clear and  bell-like sustained by a depth  of harmony, and the 'Holy  Night' be proclaimed with  sounding joy.  Another choir was also  ha.d at work preparing the  traditional children's carols  for the Sunday School service,  Mary Madison prepared the  angels for their part in the  ejus! coming by  to say tliauKs  for your friendship  ami trust and continuing  good cheer.  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NORTHRIDGE  1177 Marine Drive,  NORTH VANCOUVER  TRADES  WELCOME  Plymouth  Chrysler Ltd.  DLNo. 1019A  980-6511  evening's performance while  Hazel Graham helped the littlest ones perfect 'Away In  a Manger' for that very special  moment when everyone had  come to the stable in Bethlehem.  There weren't any funds for  extravagant costumes, only  the Heavenly Host and Gabriel had long white cotton  skirts edged with tinsel and  they had to supply their own  white blouses, but it never  failed to surprise how effective simple costumes, carefully draped and held together  with safety pins, could be.  The imperial might of Rome  in the person of King Herod  (Fred Saunders) robed in a  toga contrived from a pair of  white sheets and with a head  band of salal leaves, no laurel  being available! Mary Rennie  loaned her sheepskins to cover  the shoulders of David,  Norman O'Brien, and Larry,  the teenage shepherds and  they kept watch over imaginary sheep. Blankets served as  cloaks for Innkeeper (Norm  Rudolph) and Joseph (Harry  MacDonald) while Mary  (Mary Madison or Doreen  Pivman) chose either white or  blue mantles and head scarf.  The three kings (Al Boyes,  Art Greggain, Ernie Hume,  J.A.Brown, Ken Gallier,  (o mention some of those who  played those parts over the  years) were majestic,  crowned, bearded, garbed  regally in someone's curtains.  As they entered in single file  from the back of the church,  making their way slowly  through the congregation  singing of the gifts they bore  it was easy to imagine the  jingle of bells on the harness  of camels waiting restlessly  outside.  On this last Sunday evening  before Christmas the whole  story came together, only the  music had been rehearsed.  The order of appearance and  the cues were written and  pasted on the walls in the  rooms adjacent to the congregation. Everyone was responsible for getting themselves on and off-stage at  the appropriate place in the  narrative ready by Grover  Prulix. Everyone treasures  his own memories of those  days. For the adults, the  repetition of the familiar  story was a link not only  with their own childhood  and families but with thc  Christian community as we  repeated the same carols and  story which were echoing  around the world. It was also  in ils way symbolic of the  close-knit community we had  become.  For the children it was an  evening of mysticism, another  occasion whicji demonstrated  their secure place not only in  their own families but in the  larger community, an exciting  time when reality (that is really my Daddy behind that  beard and Mary is really my  friend's mother who lives  next door) and fantasy were  hard to distinguish. The magic  of the candlelight and music  carried one away to far off  This van belonging to Lief Pedersen went out of control when It hit a patch of black  ice on Highway I0I at Powell Road. The driver-owner was unhurt but his passenger  was hospitalized.  /  You gotta have heart  By Bruce Robinson  I am Joe's heart. I have  been with Joe for twenty-  seven years, although it might  be more correct to say that I  have only been a strong influence on his life through the  last fifteen or so of those  years. Joe was and is an  athlete, and I have been his  constant companion in the  athletic arena, that arena  being everything from Empire Stadium to a church basement which doubled as a  basketball court whenever  Bingo was cancelled, or girl  guides were hustling their  cookies on the street.  The reason we are writing  to you is that we are greatly  distressed by the emergence  of an attitude in sports which,  we regretfully feel, may be  connected to the media.  Let us reminisce briefly  in order to re-acquaint ourselves with a feeling which is  apparently vanishing. Joe was  a middle-class Vancouver kid  who grew up in the Fifties and  Sixties, playing and watching  every sport he could. The  playing  fields  were  a  mile  lands in far away times and  you forgot the angel with the  shining eyes was really your  sister.  There was one special  Christmas when suddenly  for the littlest ones the fantasy and the reality became  one and they understood the  meaning of Christmas. It  was the custom, after the children gathered around the  Holy Family for the littlest  ones in the congregation  to come up to see the Baby,  and this year instead of  Joanne's as large as life and  sleeping doll, a baby lay in  the manger, smiling as he  watched the patterns of light  and shadow move over his  mother's face and holding out  his tiny hands to them. The  love which shone from the  eyes of those little ones lit  up the whole church and must  bc carried still in the hearts  of all those who were privileged to watch.  away from his home, and they  were always packed with kids  who would play whatever the  equipment which they brought  with them allowed. Regardless of the weather, they  played all day while mothers  called each other, wondering  who was going to eat the  Campbell's Soup that was  getting cold. They played until dark or until the father of  the boy whose ball they were  using came to remind his son  where he lived. Half the time  the balls were flat, and footwear was inadequate, and the  outfits looked nothing like  uniforms. But nobody seemed  to notice. They were too busy  playing.  Sometimes games were  organized in a kid's yard if  it was big enough, and sometimes his dad let you play with  the game bail he'd won.  Once playing football in such  a yard, Joe ran a down and  out on the lawn which would  have made Leon Bright proud.  It did not, however, impress  the cherry tree, playing safety, which made a most convincing tackle, Joe's Labrador  Retriever was the resident  medic and did the reviving.  While Joe did not go on to  catch the game-winning touchdown, he did a fairly passable  job of counting steamboats  until darkness forced the  players to return to their own  dugouts, so that mom and dad  could coach for a while.  Why the historical digression? Well, it does  seem that things have  changed a little. Any eight  year old today who was  beaten head to head by a  cherry tree, would probably  order his lawyer to sue the  family and have the offending  tree chopped down. His  grounds? Ignoring the clause  in his contract which stipulated that his front teeth were to  remain intact. (Shame to  chop the tree down. The Lions  could probably have made a  trade for it.)  The point is: attitudes have  changed. Cool is now the  name of the game, hearts  a    distant    fourth    behind  4th ANNUAL  TURKEY DINNER   SPECIAL  Thursday,  December 21  4 o'clock on ���  Complete Course  Turkey Dinner  - $4.95  Golden City Restaurant  Wharf Rd.Sechelt  SEASON'S GREETINGS 885-2511  Thank-you for your patronage���        Closed Christmas Day  -n. *. ....... December25and26  The Management & Staff c|Med New year>8 Day  May we continue to serve you in the   coming  year.  salaries and fringe benefits.  The Denver Bronco's Jim  Turner with his black high-  cuts, looks like a refugee from  a railroad work camp. Now it's  white low-cuts with floures-  cent stripes, the boots allowing for numerous attachments, everything from rubber stumps to long spikes  depending upon the playing  surfaces and weather conditions. Uniforms are now  sophisticated at all levels of  sports ��� cutaway polyester  jerseys and non-chafable  jocks. That in itself is not  necessarily a bad thing, although parents occasionally  wonder why their sons' and  daughters' footwear cost more  than their Dodge Monaco.  Be cool. That's the order of  the day. High school basketball players no longer do ordinary lay-ups in warm-up  drills. Now they go between  the legs and around the back  and reverse the lay-in going  off of the wrong foot because  they saw Dr. J do it, The  fact that they have left their  fundmentals behind doesn't  seem to matter. Dr. J likely  spent ten years shooting, running, bouncing and passing  before fancy even occurred  to him. There's great excitement in watching a Pete  Maravich or a Dr. J ��� such  command signals something  very special if not aesthetic  about their understanding of  the game, but there's a great  deal more to emulating them  than wearing co-ordinated  socks. Those special people  dedicated many hours getting  the seat of their pants dirty.  Recently, Joe and I went to  Simon Fraser to work some  kinks out by playing basketball. Joe played one on one  with a young man whose  outfit was so complete, there  was barely any skin showing.  Joe wore some cut-offs, an  old pair of converse and a  sweat shirt which had absorbed the better part of a  pint of fiberglass resin, originally intended for his  dinghy. The young man started out well but Joe probed a  couple of weak areas in his  Budget  Secretary-Treasurer Roy  Mills anticipates an increase  of a little less than two mills  for the 1979 Mill Rate to  49.581 which represents an  increase in the order of 3.93  percent. The figures he was  quoting are provisional only  since they are dependent  on the Ministry's action in  shifting around of fie basic  levy and Mill Rate.  Based on the budget, Secretary-Treasurer Mills expects  the sharing ratio between the  province and the Board to be  10.1 percent to 89.9 percent  as opposed to 6.7 percent to  93.3 percent, but if the final  budget exceeds the provisional the sharing ratio  would shift towards a higher  local share as extra cost is  all local.  game and gave him a lesson  in basketball. Not a complete lesson, mind you. The  young man quit. Knowing the  spirit of fellow hearts as  intimately as I do, I sought  out the heart of Joe's opponent during the game, but I  only heard a slight flutter  once when he sank a long  jumper.  Not many kids play it all  anymore. If they do play  sports, they specialize according to their size, speed,  ability and coaches' comments. Why play basketball  in senior high if you're five  foot-six and one-hundred-  and-forty. Foolish. If you're  small you play soccer. If you  are small, it's the Whitecaps  not the Celtics w,,o'll be  knocking at the door.  Like I said before, whatever  ball arrived at the playing  field, dictated what Joe and  his friends played. Nobody  ever hated darkness more  than those kids. The cuts and  the mud and the purple  bruises and the black eyes  were proud trademarks.  Many of today's young  athletes relate more to the  Vidal Sassoons of the world  than the Ray Nettles. You  only had to look at the Cardinal's Larry Wilson on the  sidelines to know how he  played as a kid,  1 love the magic, the moves,  the hands, and the shot,  but what I really love are the  ones who made it not so much  on talent but ��� if you'll  excuse a slightly self-indulgent remark ��� because of  heart. Tom Matte couldn't  do anything exceptionally well  but he knew that if he got the  ball over the line, his team got  six points. Therefore, through  various means, he got the ball  over the line. A lot. Tom never  got around to selling pantyhose on television.  Kids can only emulate what  means of communication,  especially for these recent  youngsters, and they are  spending more time watching  athletes do commercials than  they are out tackling in  puddles.  CLASSIFIED NOTE  Drop off your Coaat News  Classifieds at Campbell's  Family Shoes & Leather  Goods In down-town Sechelt.  CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE  al 11p.m. .Gibsons United Church.  FAMILY ACTIVITIES  Volleyball, badminton, tumbling, ping pong, games (bring your own)  lor the whole lamily. Every Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Chatelech Qym, until  December 17, then resuming alter Christmas. $1.50 per lamily  Recreation Service 685-5440.  NEW BOOKS  Many new books have been added to the Pender Harbour Lbrirye  Come in and have a look. From now until the end ol 1978, membership will be 11.00. The library Is open Tuesdays & Thursdays, Irom  1:30-3:30 and on Saturdays, 1.30-4:00 p.m. We will be closed  December 23-26 a 28 and no lines will be levied lor that period  KIDS' BASKETBALL CLINICS  Free, tor all students, all ages. Learn to play basketball every Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Chatelech Oym. Recreation Service  885-5440.  ALATEEN MEETING  EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT: at 6:46 p.m. at the United ChurchHall  Gibsons. '  NOW RECRUITING  ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CADETS  Wll parade Thursday, 6���8 p.m. Irom September to May lor training  In: Search a Rescue; First Aid; Map Using; Communications; Waler  Safely; Marksmanship; etc. Interested males and females aged 13  to 18 apply for further Information to: G.Banyay 863-9012-  R.Summerfleld 885-2180; T.Goddard 686-2658.  WESTERN WEIGHT CONTROLLERS  Meet every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Everyone welcome. For registration phone 885-9386.  ROBERTS CREEK HOSPITAL AUXILIARY  Every 2nd Monday���Roberls Creek Hospital Auxiliary, 11am  SI.Aldan's Hall.  THRIFT SHOP  Every Friday, 1-3 p.m. Thrill Shop, Gibsons United Church basement.  SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL MEETING  Third Tuesday ot each month, at Sechelt Elementary main building.  Mr. Lizee's room, at 7:30p.m. All Welcome.  AL-ANON MEETING  Every Thursday In Gibsons at 8:00 p.m. For Information call 686-  9569 or 888-9037. rf  &ni\,iM\\ii!iuivv/y//m'Ji-ir7A\  1 Coast News, December 19,1978  COAST NEWS   CLASSIFIED ADS  Classified Ad Policy  All listings 50* per line per week.  or use the Economical 3 for 2 rate  3 weeks for the price of 2  Minimum  $2.00  per  Insertion.  All fees payable prior to Insertion,  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  * In the event of an error the  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected insertion only.  This offer Is nude available for private Individuals.  These CUuiflcattotu  remain bee  - Coming Events  -Lost  -Found  Print you ad In the squares including the price of the Item and your telephone number. Be sue to leave a blank space after each word.  No phone orders Please. Just mall In the coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or money older, to Com! News, Classifieds, Box 460, Gibsons, B.C. VON IVO, or  bring In person lo the Coast News oBce, Gibsons  DROP OFF POINT : Campbell's Shoes & Leather Goods Store, Sechelt  bifih/  Mike Danroth. Sunlife of  Canada, is pleased to sponsor  this free space for your  Birth Announcements.  Pleasephonethe Coast News.  BURL  Clock & Table Shop  Is NOW OPEN  next to the Bus Depot in  Gibsons  obUwoilcf  Coast News  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON1VO  CLASSIFICATION:  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc.  iL  i  1-1���L-1-, 1  ET  _i_  DEADUNE SATURDAY NOON ���  SPAIN i Passed away December  IS, 1978, Cyrus Spain late of  Gibsons, aged 85 years. Survived by his loving wife Katha-  rina; two sons Dennis and Jack;  three step-daughters, Ursula,  Wilma and Lib; two step-sons,  Phil and Bill; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren;  four brothers, Fred, Bill, Jim and  Allan; two sisters, Edith and  Mabel; numerous nieces and  nephews. Funeral Service was  held Monday, December 18  at 1 p.m. in the Devlin Funeral  Home, Gibsons, Pastor Fred  Napora officiating. Cremation.  announcement/  ZWICKi In loving memory of our  dear mother who passed away  December 16,197S.  Three   little   words,   forget-  me-not/Don't seem much  but  mean a lot/Just a memory  fond and true/To show dear Mo-  ther,/We think of you.  From Elaine, Kate and Mary  announcement/      announcement/  Gibsons School of Theatre Dance  classes re-open Tuesday, January  2.  M  In lieu of Christmas Cards, a  donation has been given to the  Save-the-Children organization  in Vancouver.  John Hind Smith  Our thanks are extended to all  the good people for vegetables,  fruits, parties, transportation,  etc. We wish everybody a Merry  Christmas and a Happy New  Year.  The Residents of Kiwanis Village  KINSMEN NEW YEARS DANCE  SUNDAY. December 31, 1978  9:00 p.m. lo 2:00 a.m. Elphinstone School gym. Band ��� Lazy  Morning. Dinner and door prizes,  party favours and noise makers.  $30.00 per couple. $15.00 single.  Tickets available from any Kinsmen member.  Buses will be running. Sechelt  r.ihmns return.  legal  opportunitie/  885-5725 or 886-9743  International Dress Boutique,  new and used ladies and gents  clothing ��� children's specialty  Jewelry and Gift items, 6655  Royal Avenue, Horseshoe  Bay. Phone June 921-8380,  consignment goods accepted.  NOTICE is hereby given that  an application will be made to  the Director of Vital Statistics  for a change of name, pursuant  to the provisions of the "Change  of Name Act" by me:  ANNIE LAURA CAMPO of  Waught   Lake,   Egmont,   B.C.  VON 1N0 in the province of British Columbia as follows:  To change my name from ANNIE LAURA CAMP to ANN COOK.  Dated this 19th day of December, 1978. #51  A sale will take place January  2, 1979 at 10 a.m. under the  Mechanics Lien Act for a 1968  Ford Country Squire 4-door sta-  lionwagon. serial I8G762244510,  owner Mac Cameron of Excel  Holding Ltd., for the amount  $524.99. Sale to be held at Coastal  Tires, Russell Road, Gibsons.  B.C. #1  PRIME RETAIL  &  OFFICE SPACE  To be Constructed  Next to the Omega  Restaurant  Prospective Tenants  Contact  George Giannakos  after 3 p.m. at  886-2268  found  Gold bracelet on Ferry, roughly  one week ago. 886-7417.        #51  * *  iTTufcic Weavers  New It Used  Albums & Tapes  The Home of People's Prices  ir,        886-9737       *  ��� ALL DENOMINATIONS J  I  XMAS CAROL SERVICE  GIBSONS UNITED CHURCH  TUES., DEC. 12 *8p.m.  SECHELT BAPTIST CHURCH  SUN., DEC. 17 * 8 p.m.  MUSIC BY  THE SUNSHINE CHORISTERS  JESSIE GAIRNS CONDUCTOR  OFFERING FOR SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND  ��      wrrcnnsu run onvc i nc unimncn ruiNU   *  lo/t  Half lab, all black, named Smokey. Lost on Highway 101 near  Roberts Creek. If found, call 886-  7449. #51  Earl   Carter.  Questions.  No  Reward.  No  #51  Pair of men's gold-framed eyeglasses, lost on School Rd., December 6. REWARD. 886-2636.  #51  j^3��   Coast Business Directory J~\  ********* AUTOMOTIVE   *********   *aT******aJ'ELECTRIC.   ***********       ********* PLUMBING **********  ECOnomy AUTO PARTS Ltd.  Automobile, Industrial  and Body Shop Supplies  Sechelt    885-5181  lgj^s TomFlieger ! Phone 886-7868  . "JaajLECTRICAL  j3  'Box 214. Gibsons, B.C.  ONTRACTING V0N1V0  need tires?  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  at the S-BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  Eitrnptatt MototB  We specialize in Volkswai  rt0  885-9466  We specialize in Volkswagen Repairs  ���HONDA*  Holland Electric Ltd.  '        Bill Achterberg  886 9033  ANDREASSEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.I Serving the Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING-PIPEFITTING-STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  T&T Plumbing & Heating  Service renovation  & contract plumbing  7838     Rick Wray, Manager  P. M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  P.O. Box 609  Sechelt, B.C.  VON 3A0  Bus. 885-2332  Res. 886-7701,  ******* FLOOR COVERING^^kw^K*^  COAST INSULATION COMPANY  Ph. 886-9297  "INSULATION-INSTALLATION"  'FIBERGLASS BATTS"   "BLOWN IN INSULATION'  Residential (New & Existing Houses) & Commercial  ******* BUILDING SUPPLY .at*******  * (Jtiu-.J   ��'U:tu:J   -V.  Z-^r"> Days    886-2756  Evenings 886-9261  CARPET-CABINET-CERAMIC CENTRE  Open Thurs.. Fri.. Sal.  10a.m.���5 p.m.  Howe Sound Distributors Ltd.  North Road, Gibsons, B.C.  886-2765  CERAMIC-QUARRY TILE-  MOSAIC  RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL  RR*1 MCOnOPTIIP       JOHNLEPORE  Gibsons, B.C.       J.LfcrUHE MLfc       phone  VON 1V0 886-8097  l," ioKIHpsop-v  WSamZJi  Delivery Phone 886-9221  Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bltolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.'  Highway 101, Gibsons  ********** CabmeXsj**********  SUNSHINE KITCHENS  R.Ginn Electric  General Wiring &  Qualified Workmanship  RR*2 MARLENE RD.,  y   ROBERTS CREEK  **********    EXCAVATING    *******  885-5379  ******** MISC. SERVICES'*********  ,��**���*** DRIFTWOOD CRAFTS * AND*****,  CRAFT SUPPLIES  * SEWING NOTIONS  JEWELRY ^  WOOL  CABINETS ���REMODELLING  Showroom in Twilight Theatre Bldg.        886-9411  KOPENSAT. 10-5 OP. BY APPOINTMENT  ********* CARPENTRY .  Cadre Construction Ltd.  Framing, remodelling, additions  HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION  I Payne Road, Gibsons 886-2311^/  JOHN ROBINSON CONTRACTING  *** BACKHOE, DITCHING, DRAINS 441  ** WATERLINES, ETC. ***  Box 237, SEWER LINES  Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0 PH.886-7983  25=1^-SS  Skeal T)fi'tt��tmettt Atd -  amw^wana^aww    m^r ���r*rviTvwTVf<4Tfif/   ^���^pwvf ^^  EXCAVATING - LAND CLEARING S?  ROAD BUILDING GRAVEL _ M  ���SSSSL    886-2830     G^ft  ^Sunnycrest    Shopping    Centre, Gibsons    886-2525       ^  f"088GIBSONS LANES Hwy101fy.'  Open Bowling Hours: Friday & ;*-i*  Saturday   7p.m. to 11 p.m.   6 JL-  and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Qg^r)  Cadre Construction Ltd.  Replacements and Storm Windows  Expertly Installed  886-2311  Payne Road, Gibsons  Terry Connor  886-7040  PAINTING CONTRACTU  110.1640. tiilifvn.s: B.C.  Quality Farm 6 Garden Supply Ltd.  886-7527  Pratt Rd.,  j  Gibsons  * Feed  * Pet Food  �� Fencing  �� Fertilizer  Serving     OOfJ    TAXI      t)t)��|  Langdale  lo  Earls Cove":  Gutters Phone: Eaves Troughs  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  Commercial  Residential  885-2992  Maintenance  Continuous  Sand & Gravel  885-9666 or  885-5333  L&HSwansonLtd.  Readymix Concrete  wilh 2 plants Backhoes  Sechelt and Pender Harbour  Porpoise Bay Rd.  -Dump Trucks-     Box 172, Sechelt. B.C.  Ph 885-2921  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterhnes. etc.  Roberts  Creeti  C & S Construction  Fiberglass Sundecks Renova,,on"  Daryll Starbuck  MMi-T.W  Is. Finishing;  Dennis Collins  886-7100 _j    Free ^  PERMATRUSS FABRICATORS Estimates  (Gibsons) Ltd. 886-7318  Located next to Windsor Plywood p.o. Box 748  ��� Residential & Commerciai Roof Trusses Gibsons, B.C>  J.B.EXCAVATING 886-9031  Water, aewer, drainage Installation   .�����.  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing ������� ���jja^.y  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields    teJJ-K<  V  GIBSONS SAND & GRAVEL LTD  excavating ��� land clearing  road building      gravel  Classified aggregates       883-9313  Concord Carpet Care  886-9351  CARPET & UPHOLSTERY  SAME DAY SERVICE  ^GIBSONS-SECHELT-PENDER HARBOUR  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving 4 Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials lor Sale  Phone 886-2664     Member Allied Van Lines     RR   I.Gibsons  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REF1IGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon toPenderHarbour  Res. 886-9949  THOMAS HEATING  /^\ TRANSWEST HELICOPTERS f��\  [ffa,] (1965) LTD. [fty  V_x Charter Helicopter Service ���  Box 875 886-7511 Gibsons  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon lo Ole s Cove  885-9973 886-2938  Commercial Containers available  OIL BURNER SERVICE  Complete Instrument  sel-up ol furnace  886-7111  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacenl lo building      ��������� ������  MarvVolen      v ' v      886-959/  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed lor Pesticide Spraying 12.  Coast News, December 19,1978.  woik wonted  work wanted        work wonted  Fully      qualified  Free estimates.  Electrician,  886-254(-  rfn  Landscaping and Garden main-  tenanee. Fruit Trees, ornamentals  pruned; hedges trimmed. Rower  gardens installed and maintained.  886-9294 tin  MOVING & HAULING:  House  and   yard   maintenance,  light carpentry work, cementing,  etc.    Reasonable    rates.    886-  9503. BI  STONkWORK  Fireplace Repairs  Chimney Repairs  Call ANDY 886-282I  tin  For Explosive Requirements:  dynamite, electric or regular  caps, B line E cord and safety  fuse, contact Gwen Nimmo.  Cemetery Road. Gibsons. Phone  886-7778. Howe Sound Farmers  Institute  We regret that due lo rising cost  we can no longer extend credit.  Cash or certified cheques accepted only. #51  Most trees, like pels, need care  and attention and trees are our  speciality.  * Topping  * limbing  * Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Services Ltd.  885-2109  FOR ALL  YOUR  REAL  ESTATE  NEEDS  BEAUTIFUL LOG HOUSE:  On Gower Point Road on 2.38  acres of sub-dividable land.  Three bedroom home with  large stone fireplace, modern  kilchen, two baths. Six R1  (Residential One) lots may be  split from this attractive property wilh purchaser retaining  house and half acre. Phone  Trev 886-2658. F.P. $105,000.  BEAUTIFUL "TUDOR STYLE: 3 bedroom with two brick fireplaces, two sundecks, some ocean view. In well treed, quiet area.  $62,500  MARLENE RD: Side-by-side duplex, 2 bedroom homes Willi  separale dining, laundry facilities, etc., monthly rentals almost  $500. F.P. $55,000  UPPER GIBSONS: Three bedroom home wilh huge sundeck  overlooking Keals, the Bluff and Vancouver Island. Has sell-  contained one bedroom suite for mother-in-law and brick fireplaces up and down. Has double carport and is on quiet street.  F.P. $54,900  ON THE BLUFF: 3 BR home with unobstructed view from  Lantzville lo Ihe Malahat for only $48,500  DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: Four adjoining properties in  Lower Gibsons, ideal for townhouse, condominium or?????  Call for detailed information.  BEAUTIFUL LANGDALE RIDGE:   New three bedroom, full  basemeni house on quiel road.    Franklin fireplace ��� many  trees and permanent view   to Keats. $53,900  Va ACRE WITH KEATS VIEW: Immaculale Iwo bedroom  home with fireplace. Well treed, good landscaping and many  other desirable features. $42,500  Magnificent view lot on high side of Highway 101, Hopkins  Landing. $14,800  BOB BEAUPRE 885-3531 PAT MURPHY 885-9487  All Types ol Roofing  & Re-Rooting  Henry Rodriguez  Sechelt     885-9585  Bob Kelly Clcan-Up  Basements ��� Yards ���Garages  ��� Anything  Dumptruek for hire  7 days a week  886-9433  Box 131, Gibsons  Ifn  886-2912  Gibsons  Lawn Mower j^  Chain Saw Service  5���Imperial 80 Manual typewriters, desk type, excellent  condition. $149 each. 885-  3258. #1  MUSIC  LESSONS  YOU ENJOY  886-9030  essie  Piano & Organ  Begin at age 4 and older  161-i Marine Drive. Gibsons.  Journeyman finishing carpenter  and cabinet maker. If a quality  job at a compclitive rate is what  you are after, you've found it,  no job too big or small. For a free  estimate, call Guy Curwcn,  at 885-5328, eves, tfrt  wonted to tent  Couple with one child looking for  house to rent. Call 885-2924.   #51  ic     ac  ac    ac  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  OFFICES AT  Sunnycrest Centre,  Gibsons  Toll Free 682-1513  Phone  886-2234  IBSONS  KEALTY  A  OFFICES AT:  Dental Block,  Gibsons  Toll Free 682-1513  V^AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD.  RR#2, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0  CONVEYANCING - REAL ESTATE CONSULTING - APPRAISALS - MORTGAGES - NOTARY PUBLIC  Phone  886-2277  HOMES  DAVIS ROAD: Ideal starter or retirement  home. Only two blocks from schools and  shopping. This three bedroom home has  everything you need for comfort and convenience. The carport could easily be converted lo a family room and a separate  carport could be built on many sites within the extra large landscaped lot   $37,900  NORTH ROAD: Immaculte 1974 Neonex  mobile home set up on landscaped 50'  139 pad in Comeau Trailer Court. $12,900  CHEKWELP: Prime waterfront on Chek-  welp Indian Reserve. Three bedrooms,  stone fireplace. A truly beautiful spot.  $36,750  FIRCREST RD: Brand new quality built  home. The cathedral entrance with wood  feature wall leads you into the large livingroom with feature wall fireplace.  This three bedroom home has a large  family siied bathroom and lots of storage  area The basement awaits your finishing  touches. The lot is nicely terraced and  read/ for landscaping Close to schools  and shopping $47,900  CHERYL ANNE PARK ROAD: Large  three bedroom home with finished  heatilator fireplaces up and down. Situated on approximately 1/3 of an acre on  ��� no-through road. Neatly landscape  and nicely treed Rec room roughed In  wtth finished bathroom downstairs  Double windows throughout. Excellent  family home, 157,900  NORVAN ROAD: At the top of the hill  In West Sechelt, This brand new three  bedroom home in an extremely quiet  area offers incredible features. Large  95'x129' lot size. Feature lights above  the fireplace. Exlra large bathroom  with twin seal skylights. All this, an  ocean view and more $49,900  WILSON CREEK: Over Vi acre ol incredible land, level with super growing  soil. Landscaping only requires tidy-up,  one bedroom home presently rented for  $175 per month, shows great potential  as revenue or starter home. $27,900  LOOKOUT AVE: Near new three bedroom home in good condition on large  view lot in new sub-division just past the  Sunshine Coasl Arena in Sechelt. Boating facilities close by. Owner Is transferred and you may have immediate  possession. $51,900  LOTS  LOOKING FOR .SOMETHING  DIFFERENT7 We offer you 1/3 of an  acre of parklike properly located within  Gibsons Village. Has creek flowing  through this secluded, private area.  Needs imaginative owner lo bring out  full potential. Offers lo $10,50011  FIRCREST ROAD  Over twenty nicely Ireed building lols  to chOOSe from 61xt31 We will  arrange to have a home built lor you  Located a short drive down Pratt  Road      Priced    at    $9,700    each  GOWER PT.RD. at 14th: Nearly Vz acre  of view property. Approximately 80'x  250'. R2zoned wilh 2 distinctive building  sites. Local by-laws allow 2 dwellings on  this property. Partially cleared. Close to  Gibsons and close lo the beach.  $16,900  GRANDVIEW & PRATT: Building lot in  a fast growing area. Approximate size  is 146x141x74x125. Present all offers on  the asking price ot $11,500  SMITH ROAD: Cleared view lot close to  ferry terminal and ocean view. Trlan-  gualr shaped lot with good building  site. $14,000  CHERYL ANNE PARK RD: Roberts  Creek. Large lot with beautiful trees and  some view on quiet cul-de-sac in area of  fine homes. Before you decide see this  attractive low priced property. Owner  will consider terms $12,500  LAUREL RD: Sechelt. On the high side  of the road this Davis Bay view lol will be  all your dream home over imagined.  Priced to sell and waiting tor you to build  on $14,900  LAUREL RD: Sechelt, Approximalely  72x297. nicely treed, some clearing on  the lot will create a beautiful Davis Bay  view Almsot Vi acre of view property is  hard to find $17,900  TRAIL ISLANDS: Urge waterfront lot  with small cove for moorage. Beautiful  view on Ihree aides. Excellent fishing  spot on your doorstep. Call and let us  show you this waterfront retreat. $17,900  Season's Greetings from the Staff at GIBSONS REALTY  HILLCREST ROAD: Only $3,000 down!  Balance by Agrecmenl for Sale will  purchase one of these beautilul view  lots at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. All  underground services so there is nolhing  to mar the view. These lots are cleared  and ready to build on. The ravine in front  will ensure your privacy. These lols  represent excellent value. Priced Irom  $13,900  SCHOOL RD: Three view lots 73x110. On  sewer. Three blocks Irom schools and  shopping centre. Cleared for building.  116,000 ea.  LANGDALE RIDGE:  Nice water view  from this bargain priced lot. $8,950  MAPLE ROAD: .97 of an acre on Maple  Road (drive down Pine Road). Southern  exposure with water and island view.  $19,000  LANGDALE RIDGE SUBDIVISION:  Fantastic view lots. An area of new and  varied homes. These lots offer themselves lo many different building locations. Enjoy privacy and Ihe view of  Howe Sound. Priced from $11,900  SCHOOL S WYNGART ROADS:  Only 4 of these duplex lols lelt Beautr  ful view properties overlooking the Bay  Close to schools and shopping. All lols  perfectly suited to side-by-side or up-  down duplex construction. Priced al  $15,500 and $16,500.  SKYLINE DR.: Irregular shaped lot with  great view of Village, the Bay, wharf and  boats. An area of very nice homes. 100  feet on Skyline Drive. Approximately  180 feet In depth. $13,500  Cello from Czechoslovakia, with  how am! canvas carrying bag.  Cood lone. $300.00.886-2622. Ifn  SELKIRK  CHIMNEYS  All Sizes & Kits  Best Prices on Coal  TRY US  Macleods Sechelt  One stainless steel sink with  wall taps 16"xl8" $20. Three  fir 6-pane windows 27*x32"  $10. One ext. 30"x78" wooden  door with window, and door  frame $20.885-3807. #51  Magnificent mink coat, medium  size. A bargain at $425 or best  ofer. 886-2357. #2  One Franklin Fireplace, used  one season, $80. 886-2948,  morning. #51  070 Stihl chainsaw. 36" bar and  chain. $175.00. Alaska sawmill.  $75.00.88(1-7294. #51  Gibson LG0 ��� thirty years old.  perfect gift for the musician in  your life. $200. or besl offer. Also  numerous song and instruction  books for guitar. 885-3752.       tfn  25% Warehouse Discount.  Hundreds of Christmas gilt items  at 25% discount ��� over $25.00.  For appointment phone James al  (112) 921-8380. Horseshoe Bav,  W.Van.  Matching couch and chair, clean  and good condition, $200. Baby  car seat, $15.00; walker, $5.00;  new mere controls for 14' boat,  offers. 886-8001. #51  I  RICH BI ACK DELTA SOU  16jds del. S190  112-584-6240 tit  Lloyds component set, includes  cassette tape deck amp and stereo, four speakers and headphones. Ph. 886-7464 after 5  p.m, #51  Wringer washer. $25. 886-9290.  #1  Due to Ihermoplane conversion  I have 13 pieces of glass from  60"x72" sash size lo 45"x20",  some in pairs. 1 have my price,  what is yours? Call 886-2935.   #51  One Kcnmore 110 volt slove.  $100: ocn 12-gallon hot water  tank, 110 volt, $40; one small  older fridge $50. All work excellent. 886-7642 after 6. #1  Live Christmas trees for sale,  5' and 6'. $22.50 and up. 886-  2684. Mack's Nursery. #51  Lapidary 6" combination star  diamond horizontal unit. Never  used. $150. firm. Black and Decker folding bench, adjustable  height snap, $50. 886-7432.     #1  appliance/  SMALL APPLIANCES  at  BIG CITY PRICES  Macleods, Sechelt. 885-2171.  per/onol  Hello, Miss Cautious Wandering:  To the lady that will accept a  roamer like mc, I do travel a  little bit now and then, here and  there, titling lo Sydney. Austral-  la, New Zealand, then to Rome lo  sec thc Pope; lo Holland to sec  thc tulips; Fori Kcnl to sec the  Monarch. Sherwood Park, meet  a stranger and Ihe star, sec thc  Vikings, and In New Norway on  the way back, slop at Disneyland, see the Cartwrights; to  Reno, pick up a Cadillac and a  tomahawk. Need a lady's companionship. Box 48, Coast News.  Box 460. Gibsons   _<\       #51  Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers in slock for Christmas. Mosl colours available at  Macleods, Sechelt. 885-2171.  livc/toch  Horse Manure for Sale  886-2160  Ifn  Certified farrier Services:  Corrective and pathological  shoeing, hoi and cold. Also certified English riding instruction,  Flat and .lumping. Debbie  Rhodes. 886-9708. #51  DR. NICK KLFJDER IS  AVAILABLE EVERY MONDAY. PRACTICE LIMITED  TO HORSES ONLY. FOR  APPOINTMENT PLEASE  CALL: EOUINE VET CENTRE 112-530-5344 ILANGLEY)  OR DIANA STARBUCK 886-  9739 (GIBSONS).  Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings  for information call 886-9059  or 886-9904. tfn  LIVESTOCK HAULING  HORSESHOEING  Patrick Horvath 886-9845 eves.  Purebred registered Persian  kittens, len weeks old. All shots.  Blacks and Tabbies. $125.  Tortic Point Himalavan, 9 months  old, all shots. $100. 886-7732. #51  Puppies ��� free lo loving home.  Male or female ��� small to medium ��� Long- or short-haired ���  Your Choice! Reared in tight-  knit family situation by Iwo  loving parents. Call 886-7742.  10:30-11:30 a.m. or 3:00-4:00  p.m. tfn  A family of black bunnies: mother, father and five little ones.  885-5282. #2  Stable space and grazing grounds  for rent. For information phone  886-2856. #2  motorcycle/  1977 HD Sportster chopper, 100  miles, rebuilt lop end. valves  and guides, pistons, rings  .010 over 16" rear wheel, bendix  carb. lots of chrome, front disc  brakes. $3,800 o.b.o. Bottom  end transmission excellent.  886-2537 #1  for rcnl  foi rent  WAREHOUSING & LIGHT INDUSTRIAL  SPACE AVAILABLE  Areas of 25,50,100,200 and  up to 800 square feet.  FIRE PROOF CONSTRUCTION  IN THE GIBSONS AREA  Rents from $15.00 a month  885-3903  Evenings Mavevi  Gibsons. Pratt Road, three BR  house, fully carpeted, lireplace,  $300. Available Jan. 2. I979.  885-9834. Jerrv. #2  One buffet, sliding glass door  with 3 drawers, $99; one wheelbarrow $25; one wood and canvas antique trunk with leather  strapping $50; one coffee table,  unusual design, cedar top $25;  One captain's bed, king size,  made solid cedar with 2 drawers  either side, ornamental handles  (mattress not included) $99;  one serving table with wheels  $10; one fabric covered chair  with wooden arms (needs recovering) $10; one electric sewing  machine (Baycrest, zig-zag stitching, buttonholing, etc.) excellent condition $75; one Mexican  blanket (firegod design) $25;  1974 Ford window van, rebuilt  transmission 2 months ago  $2,500 o.b.o. Phone 885-3258  (o); 885-9785 (h). #51  Clipper speargun, brand new,  $100; Sekine ten speed (touring  bike) $300; Fender twelve-string,  vinyl case, needs new strings,  $250.886-2680. #51  Ten speed bicycle for boys, aged  ten to fourteen, 24 inch wheels.  Price $45. 886-7138 after 4:00.  #2  Large tropical houseplants,  2-5 ft. high, $5-$30. 885-  2428. #51  Furnished two bedrooms, ground  floor, duplex. Lower Gibsons.  Close lo everything. $225. Phone  Chris, 886-2277. #2  Two bedroom funished trailer.  Waterfront, sorry no pets, available Jan. I. 886-2887. Ifn  Cottages, weekly or monthly.  Housekeeping units, furnished.  T.V. Ritz Motel. 886-2401.       tfn  1 BR apartments in Sechelt.  Fridge    and    stove    included.  $175���$245.  Call Hayden 885-2283. #51  Gibsons large two floor, 4 bedroom apartment, $265. One large  2 bedroom apartment, available around Dec. 21. Move in  rent-free till Jan. 1. 885-9834.  Jerry. #2  Beautiful view of Harbour.  3bedroom apartment, close to  Gibsons P.O.. fridge and stove.  Sorry no pets. Couple without  children preferred. $245. per mo.  plus util. 112-985-7551 (eves.)  #1  Furnished deluxe suite with view  and fireplace, downstairs al  1694 Seaview Road. $250 plus  heat and utilities. 886-9076 or  886-2306 to view. #51  Gibsons suile for rent, 3 bedrooms. Available immediately.  581-0024. #51  Deluxe 4 bedroom home in Gibsons, near schools and shopping,  two fireplaces, w/w carpeting,  immaculate. $365. Phone 886-  7963. #51  Condominium: Three bedrooms  plus family room, l'/i baths,  carpets, $300 per mo. Call  886-7628. ��� tfn  Apartment for Rent. 886-2417  or 886-9636. #1  Three bedroom house, South  Fletcher, double garage, ideal for  couple with small child, $250.  References, available January  1,886-7748. #51  One bedroom trailer, furnished,  set up at Irwin, suit mature  person. $155, incl. Hydro. 886-  7290 after 6 p.m. #2  Two bedroom view house in  village, fireplace, carpets, drapes  stove, fridge. References. $275.  Box 36. #2  Small two bedroom cottage Vt  acre treed lot, Pratt Rd. Available January 1.886-7800. #2  Cozy two bedroom older house in  Granthams Landing, has partial  basement, could be used as a  studio or workshop. Fridge and  stove. Beautiful view of Keats  and Gibsons. Available Jan. 1,  $235 per mo. 886-7701 or 886-  7567. #2  Three bedroom home in Granthams, washer, dryer, fridge,  stove, w/w, $300 per mo. References required. 886-2842.    #51  Gibsons waterfront studio suite  for rent, semi-furnished. $135 per  mo. 886-9439. tfn  motorcycle/  1978 Yamaha LT. 175. Good fast  hike. $750. 886-9269 #1  =S  NOW RENTING  EXECUTIVE  HOUSE APARTMENTS  ��� ���. I h l m ir 11 li i. i��si ms h ���� Hi iu li  37 Deluxe  1 and 2 Bedroom Suites  ��� Controlled Front Entrance  ��� Coloured Appliances  ���Cablevision  ��� Panoramic View  ���Extra Sound-Prool Suites  ��� Drapes  ��� Wall-to-Wall Carpet  RENTS from $230.00  toiNouinrpttoae 886-9590  after 5 p.m.  Newly decorated 2 and 3 bdrm  apts. Stove, fridge, heat and  cablevision Incl. in reasonable  rent. Sorry, no pets. Close to  schools and shopping. 886-  7836. tfn  Two mobile home pads available. Contact Sunshine Coast  Trailer Parks. 886-9826. tfn'  3 bdrm duplex. 1,280 sq.ft.  large livingroom, kitchen, din-,  ing area, laundry room, two'  blocks to schools and shopping.  $300 per month. $325 with new  appliances. 886-9890. tfn  Room and Board: cosy rooms with ���  view. Home-cooked meals. 886-:  9033. 'fn  House lor rent. 3 bedrooms,  ensuile. w/w, full basement  sundeck. carport, large backyard, easy landscape, fridge, no  slove, fireplace, Dec. 1. New  house. Asking $350, negotiable.  Pratt Rd. 886-9438 or 886-7806.-  #51-  Two bedroom suite, fridge and  slove, newly decorated, beautiful view. $225. 886; 7223.        #51  Apartment for rent, 886-2417 or  886-9636. tfn  Comfortable furnished *  downstairs waterfront suite,''  ideal for retired couple. RentH'  $150 per month includes heat'1'  and light. No pets. Non-smokers''1;  preferred. 886-9859 #51 ���,;.  Penthouse apartment with  approximately 1.400 sq.ft. of  living area���blue plush carpeted  stairway leading up to a IS'/i'x  24' living room, blue w/w,  44' Rosewood feature wall, wall  of stonework with hooded elec.  fireplace���swag lamps, upholstered wet bar with colonial stools  ���sliding glass doors opening onto deck featuring spiral stairway  ���three bedrooms, vanity bath  with large gilt mirror���open cabinet kitchen���diningroom with  crystal chandelier and mirrored  planters. Lovely drapes throughout. Stove and fridge incl. View.  Rent $300 a month. Port Mellon  Highway and Dunham Road.  886-9352. #1  CARS AND TRUCKS  Hental ���Leasing  ���Also-  Domestic and  Industr ial  Equipment.  Seaside Rentals  885-2848  ai  -J  ��� *  ' t  , i  ' a1  DID YOU KNOW?  That wheat���once it Is milled���will within eight  days, oxidize 80% of the vitamins it contains?  AND that flour once milled would be susceptible to  weevils after a week or so following milling unless���chemicals are added to prevent them.  If you want better health, make your own bread  from fresh-milled wheat, rye or rice. AND if you  wish to take ALL the work out of bread making,  we will supply the world's best home bread  maker���by Bosch of Germany. We also have the  attachments to grind meat, shred vegetables, juice  vegetables, make sausages, fancy pastries, press,  blend, anything!!!!! AND we will supply fresh  milled flour OR your own flour mill.  All equipment guaranteed and serviced right  here at the:  SANGSTER'S NORTH 40  Sangstercraft Boatworks Limited  886-7338    J Coast News, December 19,1978  13.  wonted  Wanted to buy, fresh goat's  milk to supply two babies and/or  fresh eggs. Call 886-7636, or  886-9660. #51  Wanted, knitting machine. Will  pay cash. 886-2810. #51  Wanted to Buy: Logs or Timber  Fir, Hemlock, Cedar ��� Porpoise  Bay Logging Ltd. 885-9408 or  N(J5-2032.        ' tin  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creek ���  Timber wanted: Fir, hemlock,  cedar and poles. Top prices.  Let us give you an estimate.  O&O Log Sorting Ltd. Phone  886-7896 or 886-7700. tin'  mobile home/  12x60 Leader Mobile Home,  good condition, two bedrooms,  large livingroom. Asking $9,500.  Open to offers. 886-2768.        #51  "SOASf  HOMIS  mm*   laana aa  24x60h  3 BR.,  with  24x52  Countr  to see I  24x44,  and DI  roof, 1  retiren  24x40,  nice  carpet!  12x55,  stove,  late sh  -Pad  ���Ban  ���Ove  torn  -lYe  Coa  NEWPRODUC  HAS ARRIVE!  1344 sq.ft.  4oduline, full 1.  family room,  goodies   and  1152 sq.ft.  2  BR.   famil.  y villa exterior  960 sq.ft.  2 BR, 2 DR, F.I  x. Elec. Range  ully furnished  ent home.  2 BR, ensui  decor,    fridge  & drapes.  23,900 F.P.  One Trade-In  2 BR, Esta Vill  dishwasher,  ape.  Space Availabl  i Financing.  r   170   Satisfi  :rs.  ar Service Polic  st Mobile Horn  x 966, Sechell,  885-9979  M.D.L. 00623  T  !  p siding  Loaded  options.  /   room.  A must  ;. Fridge  , duroid  A nice  te bath,  stove,  i, fridge,  immacu-  ;d   Cus-  y-  :sl,td.  B.C.  \  Two mobile home sites near  beach. Free vegetable garden  plots if desired. "Bonniebrook"  886-2887. tfn  One bedroom trailer furnished.  Set up at Irwin. Suit mature person. $3,500 firm. 886-7290  after 6 p.m. HI  C.M.H.C. Approved 14' and  Double Wide mobile homes  on sewered lots now avail-1  able. 10'/i% interst. 25 yr.  mortgage, 5% down on total  cost of home and lot. Down  Pint, starts as low as $1,695.  NOW ON DISPLAY  NEW UNITS  3 MONTHS  FREE RENT  with purchase  14x70 Atco . 3 B.R. Extra  large L.R. Latest cook & clean  centre. Fully furnished and  carpeted throughout.  24x48 Atco - 2 B.R. & den  2 full bathrooms, full lap  siding, 16" eaves, 3rd gable  roof.    Tastefully    decorated.  Used Units:  12x68 Manco ��� 2 B.R. Front  kitchen with patio doors.  All appliances. Fully carpeted  Like new.  24x48 Statesman - 2 B.R. &  Den. All appliances.  24x42 Colony - 3 B.R. Partially furnished,  10x50 Chickasha - 2 B.R. plus  large addition set up on large  corner lot.  SUNSHINE COAST  MOBILE HOME PARK  1 mile W of Gibsons, Hwy 101  Open 7 DAYS A WEEK  Ph. 886-9826  marine  22' Fibreform includes sporty-  yacht, new leg, new engine,,  canopy for back depth sounder,  winch, extra props, ph. 886-  2096 $8,500 can be viewed at  1799 Bals Lane. 16' Skajit includes 80 h.p. mere, canopy,  new paint, exc shape. $1,800  firm. 886-2096. ta  5     Gary White sells boats.  moilne  Boat motor, 35 h.p. Johnson  Seahorse, about 10 vears old,  runs. $60.885-2468. #1 '  IAN MORROW & CO. LTD.  Marine Surveyors, Condition %pi  detail surveys for Evaluation.  Surveys for insurance claims.  Phone 886-2433,886-9458.  Miller  Marine Electronics  886-7918  Deceit Marine Radar  SrScTVHF&SSBA:  Universe CB  See Lome or Lee  Lower Gibsons, next to  Dogwood Cafe  21' Fiberform 165 HP inboard  outboard. Head, sounder.  40 channel C.B.. cassette  tapedeck. Sparc prop plus  many more extras. The moorage is paid al Smitlv's until  May 1979. The boal is in  excellenl condition. Owner  must sell. $7.500.886-9491.  .110 Mercury Outboard Motor,  used two seasons. Excellent  condition, $425. Call evenings,  883-2424 tfn'  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LID.  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys. Serving the  Sunshine Coast and B.C.Coastal  Waters. Phone:885-9425, 885-  9747, 885-3643,886-9546.       tfn. '  GARDEN BAY MARINE  SERVICES LTD.  883-2722 or evenings 883-2602  15'6" Sidewing Hourston  Glascraft (new) - $3,000;  42' sailboat 'Sea Falcon'  (unrigged ferro cement) ���  $35,000; 18' Sabrecraft 140  Merc - $4,900; 17' K&C  Thermoglass, 115 HP Evinrude - $2,800 50 HP Merc  Outboard ��� $600: Detroit  Diesels ��� One 471 (in line);  |3-cylinder     Nissin      diesel.  Boat Moving  & Covered  Winter  Storage.  Call Garden Bay  Marine Services Ltd.  883-2722 or evenings 883-2602  Must sell, 14 ft. fiberglass on  plywood boat. Plexiglass windshield and hand pump, needs  some work, $75.885-3405.      #51  trowel  ficacc(  and  Best Wishes/  for  a  Happy Holiday  from  Bobbie and Forda  peninsula  ������.. travel  j  l>��c.fl yuhon  HELP WANTED: Advertising  Salesperson wanted by established community paper. Thc  successful applicant will have had  at least three years of sales  experience, bc willing to work for  an aggressive up and coming  paper, and bc prepared to live  in Lower Mainland. Good salary  and benefits go with job. Forward job application including  references and employment history to: Box 130, BCYCNA. 808.  207 W.Hastings St., Vancouver.  B.C. #48  property  CHECK THESE BUYS  1"�� JL  Priced to sell. Well designed  modern, new 3 bedroom home  in ideal location. Close to all  facilities. F.P. $44,000  Ideal familv home on quiel cul-  de-sac. Centrally located in  prime area of Gibsons. Large  living and dining room, conveniently arranged kitchen  and eating area, all overlook  a spectacular view of Georgia  Strait and Howe Sound.  Two fireplaces, mahogany  trim, lull basement features  completed rec, den. laundry,  workshop, carport. Landscaped.  Reduced to $59,900  Near new, 3 bedroom basement home on level lot. Convenient u-shaped kilchen,  bright spacious eating area,  w/w carpets, ensuite in  mast. B.R. F.P. $45,000  For appointment call after  6 p.m. 886-2783.  MUST SELL  By owner: older home with  beautiful view, three bedrooms, basement, w/w,  electric stove, garbage burner,  fridge, deep freeze, dbl.  garage and workshop with own  100 amp service, on cable,  sewer, etc. $37,500 or reasonable offer. 886-2990. #2  |rttAft)V AAAAAAAA A^fc^af  FOR SALE BY OWNER  4.9 acres cultivated off North  Road. This farmette has to  be seen to bc appreciated.  Two dwellings, barn, etc,  886-7682  A number lo note:  885-5171  WHARF REALTY LTD.  SECHELT  DENTAL CENTRE  The addition of a Second telephone  line has required us to change our  phone number.  OUR NEW NUMBER IS  885-3244  Students at Deserted Bay learn the Ins and outs of auto mechanics  Deserted Bay report  Automotive  1968 Toyota Corolla Deluxe.  Good running order. New snow  tires all around. New clutch.  4400.885-3498. #51  1974 Datsun 710, 38,000 miles.  Needs trunk work. $950 firm.  Can be seen at Sunshine Coast  Motors. Mechanic section,  Phone 733-4427. #2  1968 GMC pickup with canopy  V8, 4spd $500, also 1967 Falcon  Wagon, V8, automatic, good  motor, $175. Call 886-2650.    #51  '68 Triumph GT6, mechanic o.k.  $750. Seen on Smith's Road,  last house on your left. #51  1973 Merc Montego, MX Slat.  Wagon V8 A.T., P.S. P.B., etc.  Excellent shape, $2,200 o.b.o.  886-9320 (eves). #51  1969 J/a ton pick-up camper,  special dual tanks, est coast  mirrors, radio. $1,600. 886-  7223. #51  1971 VW Camper, Michelin tires,  new van tent, engine 15.000  miles, $2,000. Also box trailer  with 2 propane tanks, $250.  885-3605. #1  Camper 8' Vanguard, icebox,  propane stove and heater. 12  volt or 120 for lights. Jacks incl.  Immaculate condition. $1500.  886-9491. #1  74 Dodge van 127 in W.B. 318  P.S., P.B., camperized. propane  light, slove, w/oven, sink and  ice box. Sleeps lour. $3,600 o.b.o.  886-2541. #2  ��� Sunshine Coast *  S Fitness & Recreation I  I Service I  J now has a phone }  ��� 885-5440 !  HELP WANTED: Major Fraser  Valley community newspaper  requires experienced advertising manager. Applicants must  have experience in managing  people, lay out, design and promotions. Photographic experience an asset. Salary common  suratc with ability and experience. Send complete resume to:  Box 131, BCYCNA, 808, 207  W.Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C.  . #4S  continued from page three  their journeys  through   the  waters used by the Sechelt  people.  Lester told the Coast News  that people who visited some  of the Sechelt Indian Nation  in the past have produced  some writing about it.  Barnet spoke to Basil's  father, Joe Ladally in 1935,  but Joe spoke no English, and  Charles Hill-Tout met Charlie  Roberts and Frank Eugene  in 1907 and 1908. Charlie  and Frank, however, were  recent converts to Christianity, and were unlikely to relate  the Native lore. In any case,  these Native people did not,  apparently, receive permission from the tribe's elders  and probably all their interlocutors gathered were a  few fairy stories which had  little to do with the genuine  traditional Sechelt folklore.  Lester's manuscript runs to  about 196 double-spaced  pages, and the writer has  many line drawings and colour  photos with which the book  could be enriched. Both the  Sechelt Indian Band Council  and the Board of School Trustees are anxious to get this  manuscript published since  it is both accessible and accurate, and it is hoped that  this valuable resource will  soon be available in printed  form. In the meantime, Lester has kindly loaned his  manuscript to Teacher-in-  Charge, Ron Fearn.  Auxiliary 1  By Madeline Grose  Twenty members of the  Roberts Creek Hospital  Auxiliary met for their usual  monthly meeting on December 11. Annual reports were  given and these confirmed  that this is a busy auxiliary  and we can look back on a  successful year. There was an  acknowledgement from the  hospital of the gift we made  from our Memorial Fund of  two alternating pressure mattresses.  Our next meeting on Monday, January 8, will be held  at the Golf Club, followed by  luncheon and installation of  the new executive. It is hoped  there will be a large attendance. Please advise president, Wilma Rogers, or Pauline Lamb if you intend to  come, so that they may give  the caterers some idea of the  number expected; charge  $4.00. The meeting then  adjourned and nominations  were accepted. As a result  the executive for 1979 will  be: President: Pauline Lamb;  Vice-President, Jim Ironside;  Secretary, Marjorie Gibb;  Treasurer, Mildred Forbes;  Membership, Marion Cupit;  Publicity, Louise Dorey.  Madeline Grose thanked  Charlotte Raines and Jean  Carey for their support on the  nominating committee and  a brief social time followed.  The members then left with  mutual good wishes for the  Festive Season.  Ron told the Coast News  that they had spent the first  couple of months making  Tsoh-nye (Deserted Bay)  human, and that they are now  ready for curriculum development. "We've toughed it  out," hc said. We've hauled  water, and made do with  candles." Survival skills have  also been taught in connection with overnight camping trips, canoeing and general boat safety. Assistant-  Teacher Greg Miller has  been largely responsible for  this part of the programme,  although he has been assisted by other members of staff.  He says, "It is important to  know why we are where we  are. Many did in the past."  Both teachers feel confident  that by the end of the year,  they will have realized their  basic objectives. Both know  that the project is just becoming operative and that it  will not achieve everything  overnight. They expect, however, to run a wilderness  experience on a traditional  Indian village site for Native  and non-Native students  stressing   the   culture   and  traditions    of  Nation    and  the    Sechelt  contemporary  survival skills. It is the intention to cover the basic curriculum in a unique way within  the context of this situation.  In the final article of this  series, the Coast News will  relate how various parents  and students view their  experiences in the programme  and the educational value of  the various experiences.  ���40  .00  per couple  Menu:  Soup  Pork Chops or Chicken  Fried Potatoes  Cole Slaw  Dessert & Coffee  Wine  mm  m  BONNIEBROOK LODGE-  .-tfW^    NEW YEARS EVE  ,  ���^���DINNER & DANCE/;;  k f|||  H|   .. ^^.886-9033  Md  m  reservations required'  ."  OFF!  SELLING  STARTS  1  OF EVERY SINGLE  ITEM IN OUR ENTIRE  IBM!  ��pe>u/ii/iunf ORDERED  SOIM/^BARE WALLS  PAUL BHOOKIR  DECEMBER 11 , 1978  AT 9.30 A.M.  #51  DATSUN  Telephone  464-9611/12  RES. 271-0486  COQUITMM CENTRE  DNSUNLTDl  E.E. (Mickey) Coe  2780-2786 Barnet Highway  Coquitlam, B.C. V3B1B9  For during the next few days...until the  remaining stock is sold, you have a  "once-in-a-lifetime" buying opportunity!  YOU will be offered 50% or more OFF the  regular price on every single item in or  entire stock!  If you are looking for real bargains here is  your answer. YOU CAN BUY WITH CONFIDENCE THAT YOU WILL POSITIVELY  BE THRILLED WITH YOUR PURCHASES!  We are going to make this Rummage Sale  the most talked-about "buying event"  ever staged in this community.  OVER  ���1,700  IN FREE PRIZES  Contest closes December 22 at 6.00 pm  PRIZES  AWARDED  AT  7.00   P.M.  BULK BUYERS WELCOME  FIXTURES ALSO ON SALE  B.C. SPORTS EXCHANGE  Store Hours:  - ��� * 9;30 - 5:30  Mon. - Sat.  1125 W. Broadway, Vancouver, B.C.  Phone: 736-7113 0' 73*1721  OPEN FRI.  NITE  Until 8:00 P.M.  CLOSING  OUT PERMIT  NO 50564F  No Refund! or  Exchanges  * Coast News, December 19,1978  Police news of the week  The usual prize of $5.00 will be awarded for the correct location of the above drawn  from the barrel. Send your entries to the Coast News, Box 4��S0, Gibsons. Last  week's winner was Mrs. H. Shoebottom of Gibsons who correctly Identified the  three wagon wheels on the sea front of the Gibsons Municipal Hall.  Road blocks and the Batmobile will be in operation  during the holiday season.  Police are also checking that  motorists have sufficient  tread on their tires for the road  conditions.  Sechelt to Earls Cove  December 12i It was reported  that tires, hub caps and batteries were being stolen from  vehicles left parked at the  Egmont Wharf. The vehicles belonged to employees  from logging camps. There  was a kitchen fire at the Sechelt Indian Band; no serious  damage was reported. A  break-in at the Chatelech  School netted thieves fifteen  pairs of athletic socks, one  pair of blue shorts, a ,38  calibre starting pistol and two  boxes of blank shells. Police  have asked that anyone with  information, especially on the  starting pistol, contact them.  Entry to the gym was gained  through an adjoining teacher's  Come cry  Ann Napier  Write Boy 3, c/o Coasl News  Dear Ann:  These mid mornings, I  have something that's as hard  lo gel going as niv old lady:  it's nn car. I can't use anii-  I'reezc on my wife hut I do on  mj jalopy. Do you have any  advice lor me, I can'l cry with  you ��� tears would freeze on  ni) beard. Icicles  Dear Icicles:  I was hoping for sexier  questions lhan yours. Yes, I  have one suggestion. In l%N  il was down lo 5*F below;  wc pul a cord out to thc car  with a light bulb on ihe end.  and hung il in llu: motor,  closed lhc iiood. and covered  il u ilh a sleeping hag.  Strange as il may seem il  kepi her read) lo go. Take  long warm-ups. I hear a  liglil bulli helps keep Ihe oil  lines lo furnace or slove from  freezing up. We have a neighbour lhal puis a lighl in his  well, so Ihe surface pipe lo  Ihe house won'l freeze in  case of a blackout. Back lo  lhc old lad), a light bulb  won'l keep her warm, bul she  can keep you warm Ihis long  dark winter.  Dear Ann:  These girlie magazines are  going lo hc lhc death of me.  My husband pores over the  darn things, then wauls lo  make me over. The kinky  underwear was bad enough  bin he wauls mc to shave off  my body hair. I don't seem to  envision myself going ihis far.  is he asking loo much'.'  Nol Naked I iioogh  Noi Naked Enough?  Well, everything is a mailer  of opinion, it's like going lo  the hair stylist ��� if you don'i  like il. il will grow back. He  jusl wauls lo experiment. He  wants you lo be new lo him.  as new as ihe day you were  born, I might add. If all else  is good in your life together,  you could humour him. Hc  can suffer with you if you  decide lo lei il grow back.  Not all change is progress!  Bear wilh him.  Dear Ann:  I have the winter blahs.  1 don't have much enthusiasm  for life Ihese days. The kids  wear mc oul. I don't feel  like pulting myself oul to do  special things, my husband is  complaining. How can I handle Ihis. The water is frozen,  the kids have colds. I can't  do laundry and he wauls more  romance. Empty  Dear Empty:  II all sounds temporary  bul aggravating. Feed the kids  early and have them in bed:  al least once a week when your  husband comes home put on a  negligee, pul a candle in a  bottle. Some brandy, hope-  full)' by a nice lire, with a  change sueh as a sleeping  bag in from of the lireplace:  a bear rug used lo bc in front  [HHH3EH3  Wishing you a  of the fireplace, but today we  musl improvise. Deep pile-  rug? Rabbit, anything sensual. Try to keep the rapport  that brought you together  going, use perfume, just give  & a  Prosperous  New Year.  Thank you for your  patronage.  DILL  Gibsons        r  rC"?/.  Girls -ft-  8 Guys  Lower Gibsons  ieip ipipjp'fyiip'fyip;  him your full attention. This  all works better when thc  water isn't frozen and you  can have baths, but ��� life  goes on. Make it as much fun  as you can.  office.  December 14: No major damage was reported in a chimney fire at Spindrift and Trail  in Sechelt.  Kiwanis  grateful  The Kiwanis uuo wishes to  thank the following, whose  donations were made toward  the Kiwanis' Senior Citizens'  Village:  John and Doreen Matthews,  Rita and Ozzie Hincks,  Lome and Amy Blain, Roy and  Grethe Taylor, Bill, Bonnie  Nimmo and family, Vern,  Jo-An, Wendi and Jeff Rottluff, Ted, Louise, Bill and  Kathleen Hume, James  Munro, Dorothy Wright,  Mickey and Doris Parsey,  Joe and Bob Emerson, Bill  and Hazel Wright, Daisy and  Frank Bailey, Sabine Gardner, Fred and Marybell  Holland.  ��� Sunshine Coast        ���  ��� Fitness & Recreation J  ', Service S  I      now has a phone       I  ��� 885-5440 ���  ������������������������������������������������������������������  Gibsons Area  December 11: 100 studs  6'x2"x6" were stolen from  behind Shannon Industries.  Value was set at $40.  December 12: A wallet with  identification and $7.00 cash  was stolen at the Sunnycrest  Mall.  NDP Bookstore Holiday Hours:  Monday through Friday,  December 18-22 Open till 9:00 p.m.  Saturday 23rd Open till 5:00 p.m.  Sunday 24th Open 11:00a.m.  886-7744 till6:00p.m.  pBOBBBBBBBaBBOOaBtc��saMtSM^^  THE PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER...  WHO CntfflllPITt QUOTA  I   J'JJ,    f I. I Vl    m a  AM �� B|ITTAM  75*  (Actual Size)  The Coast News office is closed over  the festive season.    If you want a  button, drop your pictures through!  the mai I box or come down on  Thursday.   The photographer will be  in the office all day.  This would also be a good time to pick i  up any photo order you may have from i  pictures   published   in   the   paper "  iSSS*XKSSS&XS*3X%X\\\>.\%^  MMMMMMMMMMMMM  MMMMMMMMMMMMM  SUNSHINE GM  Now Leasing ��� Cars, Trucks ��� inquire ��� Competitive prices and  better.  885-5131  j ju im mnn nnn nnr ���-���~�������������������������mmmmmw  MMMMM*  MMMM  MMMM  MMMMMMM*


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