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 Serving the Sunshine Coast since 19-15  January 9,1979  Volume 33, Number 2  help the answer7  Arena seeks Regional support  ^ideTangmgmscuMionoTthe problems besetting the Se-  chelt Arena was held in the Regional Board offices on Thursday,  January 4, 1979, and some considerable difference in opinion  between participants was apparent.  Present at thc meeting was Chairman Ed Nicholson of Area  B, Director Charles Lee of Area C, Mayor Harold Nelson of  Sechelt, Clerk Tom Wood of Sechelt, and Mike Phelan of the  Regional Board Staff. Representing the Directors of the Sechelt  Arena were Brian Loewen, Gordon Dixon, and Glen Phillips.  Regional Chairman Nicholson said that the meeting was  initially called to explore the possibility of specified area funding for the arena with Areas B and C which adjoin Sechelt. It  became quickly apparent, however, in discussions with the  Directors of the Arena, that there was not a bulge of users of the  facility who lived in Areas B and C, rather the users of the  Arena seemed to be evenly distributed from Pender Harbour to  Gibsons, throughout the Regional Area.  "Director Iee and I did not see why the taxpayers that we  represent," said Nicholson, "should be asked to shoulder the  cost of an arena which is used by the entire Sunshine Coast."  The matter of arena support is to be discussed at an upcoming  Regional Board meeting.  Work on the breakwater continues at the site of the  proposed L & K Sawmill at Twin Creeks. The crane  is dredging the bay and using the material for the  breakwater.  Sechelt Council's first of 1979  Two spokesmen from the  Arena Committee petitioned  the Sechelt Council, stressing  the importance of further  funding in order for the facility to continue.  Mr. Loewen and Mr. Hall  made their case for municipal  support. Hall pointed out that  a year's notice or a $45,000  deficit was required to terminate the lease. He felt that if  the arena was run year-  round, then it could be commercially viable, in which  case he was considering a  proposal to lease it privately.  The Area C Regional  representative, Charles Lee,  pointed out that there was  only $4,500 available from the  Board and that this amount  was presently earmarked for  the fitness group. The matter  is scheduled to come up at a  future meeting of the Regional  Board.  Another request made at  the Council's regular meeting  came from Mr. and Mrs. Mat-  thaus. They requested that  they be enabled to purchase  a portion of Block Five in  Seaside Village, adjacent to  their property. The request  was made on the grounds that,  although the portion of land  had been originally set aside  for a lane, aff unforeseen  large boulder made access  through the area difficult.  The possibility of a land exchange was discussed. Aldermen Thompson and  MacDonald will look into the  situation further.  Although Alderman Thompson commended the School  District on their concept of  centralizing their board offices, at least fine resident of  Sechelt felt that there would  be difficulties arising from the  move. Mrs. Steele told Coun  cil that, in her opinion,  Chatelech would run into a  similar parking problem to the  one experienced when the  school gym was constructed  at the elementary school.  Council will investigate her  concerns.  Seaside Village has long  been plagued with problems.  It was passed by Council that  they hold a meeting with Pebble Holdings on January 24  to go into the remaining snags  in depth. This meeting will  be in committee.  Several errors in the survey on Log 1647���where the  proposed new Works Yard will  be housed���have shown up.  The Clerk was directed to  write to the Attorney General,  for permission to survey the  area under Section Four of  the Special Surveys Act.  It was moved that Council  accept a 7'/i% increase in  Peter Precesky chairs the committee organizing the Arts Festival for 1979. On his  right are Florence Precesky and Vern Wlshlove. On his left are Kay Hatcher and  Bill Rayment.  Festival Committee meets  salaries for the municipal  employees. However, the  Clerk asked Council to entertain the concept that the percentage should be higher.  The matter is to be discussed  in committee.  Wharf Realty on behalf of  Jardan Construction, submitted an application to have  Parcel "A" on Block 5 of  District lot 13��Me*��h<r��� we��-  of Shorn Cliff Avenue, rezoned in order that a twenty-  unit apartment building be  constructed. Council requested further information before  entertaining the idea.  Alderman MacDonald informed Council that a meeting  had been arranged for the  third week in January with the  ambulance people to resolve  the present problems.  It was passed that the contract price for the garbage  pick up be increased to  $805.00 per month.  Confusion over whether the  $50,000 bond posted by Glen-  mont Holdings with the Bank  of B.C. would be claimable  by Council will necessitate  legal counselling. The Mayor  and the Clerk will meet with  Mr. Emerson on this matter.  Alderman Kolibas' motion  that Carl Chrismas and  Alderman Macdonald be  appointed . director and  alternate, respectively,  on the Economic Study  Committee was seconded  by Alderman Thompson  and carried.  The clerk reported that  the paving on Binnacle  was now completed.  Police news  Chairman Nicholson pointed out that the whole picture  was not black in connection  with the arena but that in  fact the use of the arena bv  figure skaters and curlers was  on the increase, that the potential for minor hockey use  to grow was great. It was in  the area of public skating that  the decline in use of the  arena was causing the bulk  of the arena's problems.  Revenue derived from public skating was reported to  have dropped as much as  seventy-five percent in the  past year.  The Regional Board Chairman said that he and Director  Lee would be suggesting to  the Regional Board that a  proper cost analysis be done to  determine who is using the  arena and where the money  is going in and out. It is felt  that by hiring a possibly retired individual locally a clearer picture of the situation  could be,achieved.  In commending the Board of  Directors of the arena, Nicholson said that he did not know  how they had found the energy to keep going as long as  they had in such difficult  circumstances. However, he  saw self-help being the answer to the arena's problems  rather than grants of money,  scarce everywhere, from local governments. "As a Regional Director," said Nicholson, "I would not be prepared  to propose that my area and  the region as a whole support  the arena without more self-  help be^ng forthcoming. "The  Regional Board support  should be based on actual  usage after the users have  done all they can do to help,"  said Nicholson.  Nicholson said that he felt  lhc Directors of the arena in  addition lo seeking more help  fund-raising from the curling  and figure-skating groups  whose numbers were on the  upswing, should seek more  publicity for the arena, should  approach the schools to see if  school usage could be in-'  creased. "Energy and incentive are needed," said Nicholson. "There are some healthy  aspects lo the arena situation," Hc acknowledged that  thc present committee members had done an outstanding job but were suffering  from fatigue and discouragement. "Discouragement  causes defeatism," said  Nicholson.  On behalf of the Directors  of the Sechelt Arena, Brian  Loewen admitted that committee members were feeling  the strain. "Several of us have  been wrestling with the problems of the Arena for five  years," said Loewen. "We  were hoping for more direct  aid from the Regional Board.  It's all very well to say that we  should get more help from the  users but they are paying top  dollar for the use of the facility as il is."  Loewen said that the concern of the present Board of  Directors was that they make  il   through   the   next   three  months to close the present,  season. "If we had to shut";  the facility down," said Loe-';  wen, "the loss of confidence';  and interest would be  ser-*  ious."  Loewen  pointed  out>  that  the  debenture  holders  had      raised      considerable  monies    and    that    almost j  half-a-million    dollars    from j  senior governments had gone  into the arena.  Delegates seek  energy policy  Past Presidents salute at the Legion Installation of  officers held on Saturday, January 6. Past President  Bill Edney and Past President of the Women's  Auxiliary, Liz Topham are pictured.  Legion installation  The installment of officers  for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 109 took place  on Saturday, January 6 at the  Legion banquet room.  The newly elected President is Al Pajak. He will head  the executive with the help of  Past President Bill Edney.  First and second Vice-Presidents are Bill Chester and  Don MacNeill respectively.  Tony Buron will be serving  another term as Secretary.  The Service Officer is Bab  Carruthers and the Sergeant  is George Stew. The executive  will be made up of Dan Dawe,  Ray Harris, Tom Richardson, Dot Pajak, and George  Stew.  The Women's Auxiliary  officers are: President Tilly  Knowles, Past President  Liz Topham, Treasurer  Lera Cleland, Recording Secretary Val Parker, Correspondence Secretary Marion  Alsager, the Sergeant-at-  Arms is Joan Carnaby and  the executive is comprised of  Lily Skidmore, Joyce Suveges,  Jo Coombs and Joan Carnaby.  Presentations were made to  both Past Presidents in appreciation of their services.  NARAMATA Center,  Naramata, B.C.: More than  seventy delegates from  forty-five public interest  groups from across the province met here December 1���3  and outlined the structure of  the B.C.Energy Coalition  (B.C.E.C). The province's  lack of a comprehensive  energy policy formed the  basis of unity among the  delegates.  A Hoi Spots Map of B.C.  brought delegates up to date  on over -'ighty energy related  projects in B.C. including:  the Site 'C dam near Fort St.  John on the Peace River;  Uranium exploration and mining throughout B.C.; the vast  Hat Creek and other coal  reserves and port expansions  at Roberts Bank and at Prince  Rupert; the twin 500.000 volt  Cheekeye-Dunsmuir transmission cables to Vancouver  Island and thc planned nu-v  clear  power  generators   for-  Vancouver Island. ~:  A  Mosl important, the B.Cj  F..C. delegates decided toj  meet on a regular basis in��  the future and to co-ordinate*  action on Ihese and othet*  energy issues upcoming iiw  British Columbia. Workshops?  of sniall groups and plenary  sessions discussed the following topics: communication  between groups and regions^  legislative action; public;  education: research and fund*  ing.  For further information  about these or other energy  issues contact cither your local  environmental goup or the  co-ordinating office of the  B.C.E.C. at 2882 Weal 8th  Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.  or telephone 7.32-9338.  A committee under the  chairmanship of Peter Precesky is at work organizing the  Sunshine Coast Music, Drama  and Dance Festival which has  been a regular feature of the  Sunshine Coast springs for the  past few years.  As in past years competition in Music, in Band, in  Spoken Arts, and in Dance  will be held. Would-be participants are reminded that they  must have their entries in to  the Secretary of the Sunshine  Coast Music, Drama and  Dance Festival Committee,  Mrs. Florence Precesky, by  January 26, 1979. Entries  should be delivered or mailed  to Mrs. Precesky at R.R.I,  Madeira Park, B.C. VON  2H0.  Entry fees in Dance are  $1.00 for a solo performer,  $2.00 for two or three people,  $3.00 for four to six people,  and $4.00 for seven persons  or more.  In Speech Arts and Drama  the entry fee is $1.00 for solo  performers and $2.00 for  groups, In Band, solo instrumentalists will pay $1.00 to  enter with groups paying  $2.00.      Secondary      school  bands will pay $10.00 and  elementary schools will pay  $5.00.  In the Music division of the  festival solo performers will  pay $1.00 and choirs will pay  $2.00.  Again the deadline for  entry into Festival 1979 is  January 26. Mail your entry  form with entrance fees to  Mrs. Florence Precesky,  Secretary, Sunshine Coast  Music, Drama and Dance  Festival, R.R.I, Madeira  Park, B.C. VON 2H0. A separate form must be sent for  each entry.  Out of approximately 700  vehicles checked over the  holiday period, only six im-  pared charges and two  roadside suspensions were  handed out. Police at both  detachments were happy with  the low percentage of drinking drivers. Most motorists  confined themselves to the  legal limit or designated a  driver to operate the vehicle.  Gibsons Area  January 3i An eight-foot boat  was reported missing from the  government wharf in Gibsons.  It was reported found the  next day.  January 4i An envelope containing $390 in twenties and  smaller bills was reported  lost. The owner could only  say that it had been lost on  the coast on the 28th of last  montn.  Sechelt to Earls Cove  December 28: Someone unsuccessfully attempted to hot  wire a 1972 Ford pick-up  parked at the Garden Bay  Estates. The matter is still  under investigation.  December 30i The Peninsula  Roofers building in Madeira  Park was broken into. It is  unknown at this time what is  missing. Two winter and two  summer tires were stolen from  the back of a pick-up parked  on the Indian Land at Porpoise  Bay.  January It Some time during  the past three weeks, a twenty-two pound turkey was  stolen from a freezer behind a  residence in Davis Bay.  Police have no evidence to  work on.  \w  1  ha  &��&  mt  , *M  1^.  #1. m  filst  kJrf^T,.;,  ml  fcflt  \   \  <  Bf-       *^amamm\ntnmTn       ^  .  maa  Et��Fi  i^%  -.-^a\  . * . .���!  ftilm  A.���t,  This pipe Is destined to carry Regional Board water to Pine Road, Leek Road and  King Road.  | Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday  s Coast News, January 9,1979.  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday  by Glassford Press Ltd. Phone 886-2622  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1VO or886-7817  Editorial Department:  John Burnside-Editor  Ian Corrance -Photographer/  Reporter  Office:  M.M. Laplante  Cynthia Christensen  Advertising Department:  Penny Christian  (���CR  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free lo all addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $15.00 per year; $10.00 for six months  Canada except B.C. $15.00 per year.  Uniled Stales and Foreign $20.00 per year.  Government flim-flam  In the large Twentieth Century Dictionary we have in the Coast News office  the word flim-flam is defined as meaning  ,i 'hold deception in changing money' and  flim-flam would seem to be what this  provincial government of ours is about.  We would apologize to those who feel  that Bennett and his stalwarts represent  the last word in responsible financial  management. The fervour of the supporters of thc Social Credit government is  akin to thai of the ailing in the presence of a charlatan faith healer. All  question of the magic one's potency is  angrily rejected, or in the case of the  Socred faithful, scornfully rejected but in  Ihe name of all that's rational let's take a  look al their record on matters financial  and ask ourselves seriously whether the  use of thc word flim-flam isjustified.  Let us begin by remembering that this  is the government which slapped huge  increases on the car insurance rates when  it came to power. Do you remember Mc-  Geer's line, "If they can't afford the  insurance let them sell their cars."  This is also the government that practically doubled the transportation costs  lor the coastal residents of British Columbia who must use ferries in their daily  lives. This is also the government which  has been steadily shifting more and more  of the tax burden onto local government  and Ihe local property owner so that they  can go into the next election with the  Holy of Holies in Victoria ��� The Balanced Book���irrespective of the financial  disrepair they have caused to achieve it.  Where the flim-flammery enters the  picture is in their recent edict to local  governments and school boards about  Arts Festival  The Sunshine Coast Music, Spoken  Arts and Dance Festival Committee  are at work again this year on their  spring festival which has become one of  the regular and more worthwhile features of life on the Sunshine Coast.  With very little fanfare or publicity the  committee has worked away and seen the  festival grow in size every year. The  volunteers who have made this possible  arc   deserving   of  our   gratitude   and  support.'  Might one just make one tiny suggestion to them, however? It's about that  name. The Sunshine Coast Music, Spoken Arts, and Dance Festival is a cumbersome mouthful, particularly when the  Music Section is further divided into  Music and Band. What do you say, Peter  Precesky and the Festival Committee,  couldn't we call it the Sunshine Coast  Performing Arts Festival?  .from the files of Coast News  5 YEARS AGO  George and Marion Charman move  to the Duncan area.  A new programme In which a computer will teach mathematics Is tried  out at Elphinstone Highschool.  Greenlees Plledrlvlng Company  was awarded a $53,745 contract to  repair the West Bay Wharf on Gambier Island.  10YEARSAGO  The Adult Education Department  of School District #46 offers a course  in log scaling.  The Hansen family of Roberts  Creek write lo the Coast News telling of their adventures in Central  America.  Cutthroat trout up to twenty-four  inches have been observed spawning  in Ruby Lake.  In the classified section: bachelor  suite, $50 per month; one bedroom  suite $80 per month; and congratulations lo Sue Whiting on her thirtieth  birthday, January 21.  15 YEARS AGO  More than fifty persons aided the  police in a search of Klllarney Lake.  Mr. Clyde R.Parnell was reported  'missing in the area.  The Airport Committee purchased  additional land to facilitate an extension of the runway to 4,400 feet.  A former Halfmoon Bay resident  writes to the Coast News from Devon, England, complaining about the  alrocious weather there.  how much they should spend. Having  taken millions of dollars out of the pockets of the taxpayer and the economy  in the insurance and ferry rate hikes;  having shifted more millions onto the  backs of the local governments and the  local taxpayer with assessment juggling  and mill rate boosts, they now wish to  pose as the watchful and responsible  guardians of our well-being. And the self-  styled knowledgeable ones in our business community who support the Socreds will nod approvingly, having just  had their pockets thoroughly rifled and  their liberties to make decisions at the  local levels arbitrarily reduced.  There is, of course, nothing new in all  this. W.A.C. Bennett bought elections  for twenty years by giving the taxpayers  of the province back in election years  money of theirs he had acquired and  hoarded for the purpose in non-election  years. And Provincial Conservative Party  leader Vic Stephens is to be commended  for his recent declaration on the Homeowner Grant in a recent Press Release.  For what, asked Stephens, are we  grateful? They take our money then they  give us some of it back and we think they  are generous. They can't give it all back  because they have to pay the army of  bureaucrats who administer the Provincial Homeowner Grant programme.  If they didn't collect the money they  wouldn't have to administer it and we  would all be better off. It is a flim-flam, a  financial con game, but the people of  B.C. don't seem to mind in sufficient  numbers and the grey arrogances who  are the died in the wool Socred supporters mistake it for wisdom.  20 YEARS AGO  Sechelt Legion members and their  wives will attend the opening ceremonies of the Selma Park Legion.  WOOD FOREVER: Forest management by the pulp and paper industry  provides a perpetual yield from the  woods.  Major and Mrs. Roy Greggs of  Halfmoon Bay entertained their  friends with coloured films of Burma  and Malaysia.  Two homes belonging to A.E.  Struck on the north end of Gibsons,  were flooded by high tides and rough  water.  25YEARS AGO  The Rev. Father Baxter, O.M.I.,  well-known and well-liked clergyman of the Catholic Church In Sechelt, died of pneumonia on New  Year's Eve.  Pender and Halfmoon may get  power this year.  L.S.J, writes to the Editor voicing  his concern over what will happen  to the boats at the Gibsons wharf  during a really good 'Squamish'  wind.  30 YEARS AGO  In a freak accident a logging  truck plunges into the ocean. The  truck was owned by Nick Wllbee. It  had been left parked and was found In  the water with Its brakes still on.  The roads bordering Halfmoon  Lake are being washed out by the  work of beavers. Rube Strosheim,  who holds a trapper's licence, has  been asked to catch them.  The King Studio, 300 Block Hastings Street West, about 1905. On a  trip to Vancouver a few years after their marriage, Dan and Nellie  Patterson posed for this photo. Nellie was the youngest of the Gibson daughters. Dan had made his way to West Howe Sound to take  part In logging. Attached to her nineteen-lnch waist, Nellie carries a  reticule, which Eileen Glassford said she was told was much In vogue  at that time. Dan's suit lacks something in sartorial splendor, but his  moustachio is a non pared of the variety known as the walrus. So  popular was this carefully hlrsuite adornment that potteries cast  special cups with guards to keep the glorious effulgence from becoming soggy. The reticule is In limbo now. The wasp-like waist has not  been de rigeur for some decades. But, with the renaissance of the  festooned upper lip, surely the moustache cup should be revived.  Photo courtesy Gibson family and Elphinstone Pioneer Museum.  L.R.Peterson  Musings  John Burnside  It is, of course, human  nature to complain about the  weather and we here on the  Sunshine Coast are no exceptions. The recent cold snap  has us clutching our scarves  and digging our parkas out of  mothballs and exchanging  serious exchanges with our.  friends and neighbours about  the unseemly cold. Throughout the holiday season the  weather has been consistently colder than we are  accustomed to and we have all  registered our complaints.  And yet, we have really  virtually nothing to complain  about. All over Canada we  hear of blizzards and real  cold weather married in unholy union with driving, pitiless winds. In Europe, too,  winter has surged to the  forefront of the news and  compared with what seems to  have been happening there we  seem singularly blessed,  complain as we do.  In fact, it is arguable that  the recent spell of two weeks  and more of clear weather  coming at a time of year  when many people have the  opportunity of enjoying it in  winter sports of various types  during holiday periods,  should have us all beaming  widely and counting our manifest blessings. This may have  been happening but if it was  I confess it was not in my  hearing. Instead Canadians  even here on the Riviera of  Canada were indulging in  their favourite game, wishing  they had been born Polynesians,  Now the passage through  this vale of tears is grim  enough, God knows, without  manufacturing griefs along  the way. I am a great and confirmed believer in sounding  every possible positive note in  the ultimate hope that harmonies universal and cosmic  are still possible and it is my  conviction that we should be  giving daily thanks for the  recent weather.  While we've been shivering  and complaining in year-end  sunshine with temperatures  at freezing, the rest of Canada  has been having a real workout with blizzards and howling  winds and cold temperatures  the like of which we never see.  And it's not only the predictable hazards of snow, wind  and cold that the rest of the  country has to deal with. It's  the unusual combinations of  the same that can cause problems of a complexity we never  Have to deal with. Take the  infamous 'January Thaw'  which is a feature of life in  Eastern Canada. You must  understand that by January  much of Eastern Canada has  had three months of the most  miserable weather imaginable. It begins with driving  winds and freezing rain early  in November, then the snow  comes and thc snow crews  working feverishly on behalf  of the Holy Automobile spread  sand and salt in some lethal  combination and turn all  that's white to black mud for  the benefit of the pneumatic  tire. Clothing has been  sprayed by the salty mixture���  which eats holes in it���footwear has been challenged by  the constant slush on city  corners and it's been cold and  dark and miserable for a long  time before January comes.  The January Thaw is a great  deceiver. Every year, it  seems, in January the weather  turns suddenly balmy and soft  and the snow disappears and  every year, though you have  been cruelly disappointed  before, you think that perhaps, just perhaps, this year  the January Thaw will stay  and spring will have its earliest  start ever.  You   know  better at some level but as the  thaw continues and year  spirits rise you are yearly  betrayed into this false  hope. And oh the bitterness  of a wintry return of cold and  snow and wind and slush  and misery with months - to  go before it's done as you  very well knew in your secret  heart all the time.  Take Moncton, N.B., for  instance, this year. Moncton  had a January Thaw and a  couple of inane weathermen-  are all weathermen inane or is  it only so to my jaundiced ear  and eye���were envying the  Monctonians their high  temperature which was, I  believe, thirteen degrees  Centigrade. Now that's well  above freezing, about fifty-  five degrees Fahrenheit, I  think, if you like me have not  quite switched over yet, and  our radio friends were envying them their good January  fortune.  I listened a little more closely with the wariness born of  experience of January Thaws.  Just as I thought, beneath the  benevolent banner there was  nought but treachery in Moncton's weather. I was listening  on January 3rd and was informed that there had been  36 cms (12 inches) of snow on  New Year's Day before the  temperature went up. In the  two days of this short thaw  the snow had all rapidly  melted and there was some  flooding in the streets of  Moncton. Worse yet, the temperature was even then falling  rapidly and a new cold spell  was upon them. Can you  imagine the chaos attendant  on a sudden cold spell coming  upon the flooded street of a  modern city. It's too dreadful  and difficult to contemplate.  Hundreds of thousands of  short   tempers   and   dented  Slinge & Arrows ��*  George Matthews  I dedicate the following few  paragraphs to all the poor  fools and infernal, eternal  optimists who set this month  aside to torture themselves  with abstinence. In January  millions of people choose, of  their own free will, to refrain  from pleasure. I will not  smoke I I will not drink I I  will not covet my neighbour's swimming pool I I  will not continue to be the  wretch I've always been I  (will not! I will not 11 will not!  Look at the people around  you, right now; see the hysteria in their eyes. (If you are  reading this in the privacy of  your bathroom look in the mirror at the hysteria in your own  eyes.) The whole of western  civilization is caught in a  paroxysm of Protestant self-  denial. Northern man cannot  accept pleasure without pain.  Why is it that Lent comes  after Christmas?  Despite the fact that I  claim no Christian conscience  beyond the golden rule I  too have been caught up in  the annual ritual of self-  denial. I WILL NOT BE A  SMOKER IN 1979. All the  traditional arrangements  have been made: ashtrays  have been cleaned and put  away; a three-months supply  of chewing gum and mints  has been laid aside; at least  two miles have been run  every day; friends' have  been told; self - righteous  statements have been made  and impossible bets have been  established. If I continue to  smoke I owe my daughters a  thousand dollars and my  editor the dinner of his choice.  Needless to say it is the  second bet which could cause  me the most grief.  Burnside, being a man of  keen and creative imagination, could, without much  trouble, conceive of a meal  that would impoverish the  Agha Khan. My understand-  please turn to page three  Gaawa - Hanas  They crossed log-haunted gulls  In some remote time belore record or memory  to this edge-of-the-world island  where dwartdeer throng the moss-hung clearings  swilt rivers sing the salmon home to die  colossal forests comb the clouds.  Here they made landfall  took root like the ruling trees  harvested the fruitful woods and sea  prospered and grew strong  named their adopted country  Gaawa-Hanas���the wonderful place.  The tales of their prowess  echo through myth  with their forty-warrior canoes  they won the quick wars  and in the contemplative time  gave substance to their gods in yielding cedar.  Hook-beaked, the thunderblrd hunched Into being  the bear deity glowered  the wolf spirit bared wooden fangs  the whale god grimaced  axe adze and knife  sculpted free the stark images  crude pigments stained them fierce  religious hands raised them  like intricate Icons  beside the busy villages  against the Imponderable skies.  Thus it was  through the cycles of uncounted seasons  until the outlanders came  in winged canoes great as whales  smelling ot tar and gunpowder  speaking in cunning alien tongues  carrying beads, steel blades, bad rum  and bibles  to enlighten the heathen savage  misappropriate the land  disrupt forever  the delicate checks and balances  the simple animistic faith.  And from more than half-a-world away  they bore Inadvertently  much deadlier Inducements.  The smallpox epidemics  spread like unseen fire  no spell, no totem, no shaman's wile  could halt their course.  The lodges stank ol death  the beaches bore corpses  contagion raged; until the coast became a  charnel-ground  and the Haida lay near decimated.  The owl called many names In that sad time  the villages were eerie with wailing and silence  bad medicine had come to Gaawa-Hanas  and all the wonder was blunted and numbed with  grief.  When the plague stayed its rampage  only one In ten remained alive  the anguished survivors  turned their backs on the cursed clearings  of the blighted homeland  paddled north to resettle on the higher island  leaving the hollow lodges to the spirits of the lost.  So il has been now for a hundred years  in the untrammelled forests of Gaawa-Hanas  where the rotting villages  still lift their grey remains from the undergrowth  and rain-denuded totems grin wanly yet.  It Is one of the last strongholds of natural order  on all the scarred and man-torn coast.  The curse that came upon the Haida here  was not ol the land's making.  It Is still Gaawa-Hanas���the wonderful place.  by Peter Trower  cars and overthrown schedules and plans. The treachery  of the January Thaw is that it  gets you to stick your head out  of the hibernation trench  just so Old Man Winter can  get a better shot at you.  So as we walk our beaches  in the sunshine or admire our  mountain views in the clear  and bracing air let's determine to be a little thankful for  our lot. It could be very much  worse than it is at the moment, usually is, and certainly  will be again.  �� m  Coast News, January 9,1979  HEYJ...I* snoring ^_^.  loud part of a'teller's image, or what?1  Letters to the Editor  200 mile limit makee difficulties for seamen  Editor: ^^^^^^^^  Attached is a letter from  the Public Service Alliance of  Canada to Prime Minister  Pierre E.Trudeau.  We feel sure that, once our  plight is made known to the  Canadian people, the Government of Canada will treat us  the same as they treat other  Department of Fisheries and  Oceans Seamen in Nova  Scotia and British Columbia.  Thanking you, lam  Chesley G.Welsh,  Shop Steward,  CGS CAPE HARRISON  Dear Mr. Prime Minister:  The purpose of this letter  is to advise you of a very  undesirable situation.  I refer to the hours of work  and overtime required of our  members who crew the Department of Fisheries and  Oceans' vessels, M/V Nonla,  Cape Roger, Cape Harrison  and Golden Bay which patrol  Canada's 200-mile limit and  provide Search and Rescue  services.  Prior to Canada's proclaiming the 200-mile limit, the  above-mentioned seamen  policed the twelve mile limit.  They now find that the hours  of work have increased to the  point that many of their  salaries have more than  doubled.  The seamen are appreciative of the extra money;  however, the excess overtime  has taken its toll, and they  now find their health, their  safety while a sea and, in  many cases, their family life  injeopardy.  The problem is one of man  years. Because the Government of Canada has decided to hold the size of the  Public Service to minimum  growth, local management did  not get the necessary increase  in n|an years, even though  the workload has more than  doubled.  Because loca management  are not permuted to hire  casual employees to help  man the vessels, they are  unable:  1. To respect Cause 22.13(e)  of the Ships' C iws' Collective Agreem< nt, quote,  "Subject to clause 22.13(f),  the Employer will recognize  Blcultural accord - we nearly had it  Editor:  Re: John Moore's column  "Identity lies in Art", January  3rd edition of the Coast News.  I must heartily agree with  Mr. Moore that a nation's  identity lies in Art or even better, in its culture, a culture  manifested mainly through  the Arts with a big 'A' but also  through the everyday living  of the ways and manners of  our respective ethnic backgrounds whatever they may  be.  between people of different  races faster than any big governmental hype and desperate  effort from those who never  have and never will understand what they are so desperate about in the first place.  Yet another case of misspent  money; let the poets, the artisans, the painters, the writers,  the film makers, the theatre  people and the dancers eat  cake...there we go again. It  is so ironic that hunger should  unite us all thus.  Art is a universal language      A good point John Moore  that   has   broken   barriers   but, je vous en prie monsieur,  Slings and arrows(cont'd)  ing of our arrangement is  that the loser must provide  an "all found" dinner for  four at the restaurant of the  winner's choice.  While I am gripped by fear  of losing such a bet, therein  lies the motivation. Whenever I am overcome by an  intense desire to puff the  vile weed I conjure up a picture of the ultimate epicurian  orgy and before long I find the  urge passing. This means that  every five minutes or so I  get to enjoy some of the  world's greatest grub at the  editor's expense. Come to  think of it here comes that old  itch again; come with me on  one of my culinary flights of  fancy.  "Waiter, a glass of chilled  Mumms Cordon Bleu '68 if  you don't mind, and could you  find a smokeless ashtray for  the host. I wouldn't want our  meal fouled by his cigarette  smoke; and while you're at it  you may as well take my  order, it may take some time  to prepare. Let me see, perhaps I'll start with the turtle  soup and frogs' legs with a  nice Poilly Fuisse 73 chilled  to about seven degress centigrade. Then bring on the  squab with mushroom and  wild rice dressing with a  coolish bottle of Rudesheimer  Hoc 75. At about 9:15 you  may bring in the entree; I  think we'll try the Chateaubriand if the chef is up to it  and decant a Chateau-Lafete  Rothschild 71 and keep another in reserve. Around 10:30  bring my friends a Cherries  Jubilee and for me a Turkish  coffee and a modest snifter  of Napolean brandy 1906."  Ah, the pain passes. Who  ever said, "There's no such  thing as a free lunch"?  don't misspell Bonne Annee  again   M. M. Laplante.  Thank you  Editor:  I am former managing  editor of The United Church  Observer and columnist on  The Globe and Mall of  Toronto. I am doing research  dealing with the arrival in  Canada of thousands of  orphan children from Britain  in the early years of the  1900s. I would be pleased to  hear, by letter, from people  throughout Canada who came  to this country though the  various organizations such as  Barnardo Homes, Mac-  pherson Homes, the Fair-  bridge Society and so on.  I would also appreciate  letters from persons who  worked for any of these  organizations (or others like  them) or in whose homes  any of the children were  brought up. My mailing address is 303 St. Lawrence  St., Whitby, Ontario,  LIN 1H2. All letters will be  gratefully received and  acknowledged.  Kenneth Bagnell  You don't have to  take your lumps  Money received in lumps Is a mixed blessing: it's  usually accompanied by taxes that also come in  lumps.  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WE'RE RIGHT FOR YOU*  Gibsons "T^ES 4.  Coast News, January 9,1979.  Cp Misery Creek  Parti  It is the summer of the long  drought. There has been a total forest-closure on since the  end of June and now it is late  August with no sign of a break  in the unprecedented heatwave. A dozen major forest-  Fires and countless minor ones  rage out of control, snarling  defiance at a blank blue sky  that seems to have forgotten  how to rain. Coming on the  heels of a long cold winter, it  is a disastrous year for loggers. Most of the camps  didn't even start operating  until April. Now they're  down again and no one can  predict when they will reopen.  Chris and I are in much the  same shape as thc thousands  of other bush-workers presently stranded on the beach  in Vancouver. Our skimpy  Spring stakes are almost gone  and we haven't accumulated  enough new stamps to file  U.I.C. claims. We are living  hand-to-mouth, picking up the  odd day's casual labour here  and there; scrounging meals  and occasional money from  non-logger friends. I manage  to get in a few brief shifts  as a beer-slinger before they  discover that I'm under  twenty-one. The situation is  getting more than a little  desperate when Chris runs  into a character called George  Swimby.  They meet at Bodie's Agency on Carrall Street where  Chris has gone to kill a bit  of time. Swimby hails from  northern Washington, a  slight, blonde-haired man  with an ingenuously boyish  face and manner. He has followed his fortunes to B.C.  and has a cold-deck contract  at a place ominously called  Misery Creek. Of course, the  woods-closure has him stymied along with everyone else.  Hc is anxious to line up a crew  however so he can get rolling  as soon as the drought breaks.  Chris gives him a sales-  pitch about what great rigging-men we are but also  stresses our present financial  plight.  "Well, by God!" he says,  "I sure need some key men on  hand the minute we get rain.  Tell you what, you guys can  go up to Misery and watch  camp for me if you want. You  can cut wood, splice straps or  Pages  from a Life-Log  Peter Trower  CARS AND TRUCKS  Rental���Leasing  ���Also-  Domestic and  Industrial  Equipment  next to the liquor store  in Sechelt.  Seaside Rentals  885-2848  whatever. Mainly keep an eye  on things; see that no one  wheels with the equipment.  I'll give you your grub and  base-rate for whatever hours  you work. How does that  sound?"  Chris allows that it sounds  like a damn fair deal and I'm  all for it too when he tells  mc. Being flat-broke in Vancouver is certainly no sort of  fun. I'm tired of going hungry and bumming aimlessly  around the bars. There is,  apart from anything else, a  certain sense of satisfaction  in having scored any sort of a  job when thousands of men  arc idle.  That evening we both meet  with George at a downtown  pub. He's already poked back  a few and is primed to shoot  the bull. Instead of discussing  the nature of thc job to come,  he gets rambling about the  past. He is a second-generation logger and has been  helping his father run gyppo  shows around Everett,  since he was old enough to  blow punk-whistles. Apart  from a brief hitch in the U.S.  Navy, he has done nothing  else but work in the woods.  One fact becomes abundantly clear as he unburdens his  past to us: George Swimby has  to be one of the most accident-  prone guys that ever laced on  caulk-shoes.  The list of calamities that  have befallen him in his thirty-  odd years almost beggars  belief. "Toppin' a tree up by  Toker Creek one time; cut my  gaddam climbin'-rope by  mistake. Well, I'll tell you, I  figured that was it. I come  down out of that sucker  like a shot woodpecker. Luckily I lit in a pile of branches.  Didn't bust nothin' but my  left arm and a couple of ribs."  He reels off a succession of  similar (if less spectacular)  accidents that sound like a  Compensation Board's nightmare. He seems to have  broken half the bones in his  body at one time or another.  It might have made another  man bitter or at least made  him think about changing to a  safer trade but George Swimby appears to have no intention of quitting the woods.  "Well, hell, a guy's luck can't  run bad all the goddamn time.  Figure I just about used up my  quota of grief." His optimism  is remarkable under the circumstances. But he's a nice-  enough guy who looks as  though he'll be easy to work  for.  The next day Chris and I  throw together our grubby  gear,  drink  a few farewell  Owners  of smaller  businesses...  we provide:  ��� Financial assistance  ��� Management counselling (CASE)  ��� Management training  ��� Information on government  programs for business  Can we help you?  See our Representative  Bella Beach Motel,  at: Sechelt.  Tel: 885-9561  on:    Wednesday, January 17th  beers and grab a bus. The  camp is relatively close to  town. Our route takes us  across the Sechelt Peninsula  where we spent some earlier  years. We discuss the familiar  terrain as the bus rattles on  through stump-ranch back-  country over gravel roads.  We get off at Sechelt and walk  to Porpoise Bay in the sweltering heat. Sechelt Inlet is  separated from the ocean-  proper at this point by a narrow strip of land and this is  the closest access-point to that  concealed Sound. George is  in the process of buying a  camp-boat and will be bringing it up in a couple of days  but has sent us in ahead as he  is getting worried about  thieves. Hc has made arrangements with the owners of a  nearby outfit to run us in.  We've been told to look out for  a landing-barge and shortly,  one comes in sight, butting  down the channel like a refugee from D-Day. A cheerful man with a gleaming  bald head greets us and we  chug off up the Sound.  "Christ!" declares our  ferryman who has introduced  himself as Ray Jennings,  "If we don't get some rain  soon, half this bloody country's going to burn up!"  There are no fires in the  immediate vicinity but smoke  haze hangs on the water like  thin blue fog, signifying to  the fact that a forest is ablaze  not too far off. Ray tells us  that the smoke is from my  old Britain River camp in  Jervis Inlet where practically  the entire claim has been  wiped out. The sun hangs like  a molten coin in the achingly  blue sky, dehydrating the already-dry hills to new degrees  of hazard. I hope profoundly  that there will be no outbreaks where we are bound.  Misery Creek lies nearly  at the head of Salmon Inlet,  a branch of the main Sound.  It is situated in a horseshoe-  shaped bay on the north  shore. We tie-up and disembark. George has left the  keys with Ray who has agreed  to show us around and see  we get settled in all right.  It looks like a pretty average  gyppo, quite similar in  appearance to others I've  worked. There are a cook-  shack, a couple of rundown  bunkhouses and several other  miscellaneous buildings. They  lie in a cluster close to the  shore and to the right of an  open area, not long cleared.  They evidently do their hauling by cat ��� a battered D-8  and a fairly new jeep are the  only vehicles in sight. A rough  logging-road snakes off up-  mountain through the second-  growth forest.  "Old campsite this," says  Ray. "Used to have locies in  here years ago. There's the  wreck of an old engine lying  back up in the bush aways.  They used to snub the loads  down the last section of the  grade. Seems the line broke  one day and she come down  hill like a bat out of bloody  hell. Jumped the tracks and lit  upsidedown in a gully. Killed  the engineer."  He opens up the cookhouse.  We light the stove and get  some coffee going. After a  couple of cigarettes and more  interesting talk, Ray shows us  how to start the power-plant  and work the radiophone.  Then he takes his leave.  "You guys should be okay  but just give me a dingle if  you get any problems." He  guns away towards his own  camp, visible across the inlet.  "Hey, how about this anyway?" says Chris. "We've  got a whole damn logging-  outfit to ourselves." We set  out immediately on a grand  tour of the place, opening  doors and poking excitedly  around. It is almost like being  kids again, exploring the  Howe Sound ghostcamps  around Port Mellon. We select the best cots in the least-  scruffy bunkhouse and set up  shop. I stretch out on mine  with a satisfied grunt. It  feels great to be back in the  woods again. Later, we check  out the grub situation. There  isn't much on hand except  canned goods but we manage  to whip up a serviceable mulligan from one thing and  another. We devour it with  great gusto. George is supposed to be bringing fresh  supplies with him when he  comes.  There isn't much to do in  the evening except read and  listen to the radio we have  hijacked from the kitchen.  Since it is a battery model  and there are several naptha  and kerosene lamps kicking  around, we don't bother  with the light-plant. Around  midnight when the oven-hot  yellow day is long gone over  the mountains leaving a close  darkness smelling faintly of  smoke, we crawl into our sacks  Some madness on the assembly line In the Chaplin  film Modern Times which will be shown by the Film  Society on Tuesday.  Film Society  By Allan J.Crane  The Kwahtahmoss Film  Society's New Year programme starts next Tuesday,  January 16 with Charlie Chaplin's Modem Times to be  screened at the TwMight Theatre commencing u 9:00 p.m.  Membership cares already  purchased are good for any  films shown until the Fall of  this year. Memberships may  still be purchased nt the ticket  wicket for one -foliar, and  admission, which . for members only, costs three dollars  per screening. Patrons are  reminded that membership is  restricted to persons over the  age of eighteen in accordance  with B.C.'s Motion Picture  Act as it applies to film societies. Even though the current programme is eminently  suitable for children, the  Film Society's screening must  be restricted to people over  the age of eighteen.  Charlie Chaplin made the  film during 1935 and it opened  in New York in February of  1936. Chaplin's previous film,  City Lights, had been made in  1931 as a silent screen com-  and, somewhat  spooked ��� bx^edy, but making this later film  the silence of the empty camp;'* in utter defiance of the firm-  the sprawling wolfhaunted  wilderness beyond it, talk  nervously like boys in a dormitory before we sleep.  I come awake suddenly with  a peculiar sense of foreboding.  The room is very dark with  only wan starlight poking  feebly through the windows.  Unfamiliar shapes and  shadows surround me, dim  with menace. There is something wrong but I can't  place what it is for a second.  Then I hear the sound that  must have roused me, a sort  of scratchy snuffling from the  hall between the two sections  of the bunkhouse. We must  have left'the door unlatched.  Something has nosed it open  and entered uninvited. There  are no domestic animals  around the place so it must be  a wild thing. I dread to think  what. "Hey, Chris!" I hiss  nervously. He grunts irritably out of his dreams.  "There's some kind of bloody  animal in here!"  ly established sound tradition  was an audacious enterprise  which cost $1,500,000. Chaplin's sole concession to the  advent of the sound film is a  song and dance routine which  is also one of the highlights of  this extraordinarily expensive  film. At first, the film did  not do well at the box-office,  but it was not too long before  it repaid its expenses.  Some commentators have  seen Modem Times as Chaplin's first attempt at direct  social commentary. When  B.Z.Shumiatsky, head of  Sovexportfilm, visited Hollywood in 1935, Chaplin treated  him to a preview of several  scenes from the film, and  Pravda reported that the film  was "filled with fearful  accusation". Thi' New York  critics at the time of its release saw the fil i as a burlesque rather than a social  satire, and Chaplin himself  always insisted that he was  (Branch Ollice Address)   ^ ^^ 15th ^^  Tel: 980-6571        North Vancouver, B.C.  GARDEN  BAY MARINE  SERVICES LTD.  '���".'��� ":*'"'t;     ���>���!>.  fl.  . .1  'Xr-'  On display  at Garden Bay  Marine Services  AQD40/280.  Compact 130 horsepower.  Diesel economy.  Marine  VOLVO  PENTA  883-27Q2 or evenings  7 Days a Week  IMMEDIATE REPAIR SERVICE  Sinclair Bay Rd. Garden Bay  merCrui/er  883-Q602  an entertainer, not a social  critic lecturing his public.  Rene Claire's A Nous La  Liberie contained a satire on  the industrial age which undoubtedly did influence  Modem Times, and the film's  producers sued Chaplin for  plagiarism. Rene Claire,  however, effectively destroyed  their case when he declared  that he had often borrowed  from Chaplin, and indeed  Chaplin is a universally respected artist. Against the im-  personalism of machine  produced movies and the  bland technology of Hollywood's factory system, he set  the lonely dedication of individual genius, and he maintained that stance for forty  years. There are certainly  lapses of taste and flaws  in his films, but at his best,  Chaplin's inspired comedy,  delicacy of touch and uncompromising artistry place  him in the ranks of the undisputed giants.  There is certainly a great  deal of inspired comedy in  Modem Times, and I hope  that this will satisfy the viewer  who wrote on a ballot for a  film last year: "Give us something cheerful". The opening  sequence in the factory is  probably the most inspired  and is certainly the most sustained scene in the film, but  there is also a breathtaking  sequence with Charlie on  roller skates. The film is  replete with treasures such as  these, and I am quite envious  of those who will be seeing  this film for the first time.  Nevertheless, I am pleased to  be able to see it for a second  time, and while the impact  may be somewhat diminished  the artistry will not be. The  theatre reviewer for the New  York Times, writing of Chaplin's performance in this  film, said, "As an actor,  he has never been more brilliant."  I hope that members will  be pleased with this and with  subsequent selections. Variety is the objective, and any  suggestions 'or future programmes will, as always, be  most welcome.  Ellingham s  +   Astrology  Week commencing: January 8.  General NotesiThe Full Moon  opposes Mars indicating over-  emotional reactions and  general bad behaviour.  Tendency is to do things on  impulse and tackle problems  with force. Advice is to think  before you act.  This planetary configuration  often coincides with an increase in acts of violence,  shootings and murders.  Police forces and hospital  emergency wards will have a  busy weekend.  Babies born towards the  end of this week will be aggressive, impulsive and over-  emotional. They should learn  the value of sharing and relaxation. They may be prone  to upset stomachs or ulcers.  Those of you born around  January 13, April 13, July 15  or October 16 should stay  away from trouble makers.  ARIES (March 21-Aprlll9)  Accent is on disagreements  and arguments in the home.  Tendency is to lose one's  temper during family disputes. There may be quarrels  with parents, or minor accidents where you live. Don't  rush into real estate, rental  or land agreements. Guard  property against fire and  vandalism.  TAURUS(Aprll 20-May 20)  Focus is on hasty short-  distance communications.  Urge is to rush around without  thinking. Driving needs extra  care. Prepare for upsetting  phone calls or correspondence. Advice is to keep  opinions to yourself. Brothers  sisters or neighbours will be in  the mood to settle old disputes.  GEMINI(May21-Junc21)  Emphasis is on hasty  financial decisions and arguments over money. Tendency  is to spend impulsively.  Purchase anything mechanical  next week. Guard possessions  against fire or vandalism.  Equipment may break down.  You realize money is the root  of all evil.  CANCER (June 22-Jdy 22)  This Full Moon in your sign  may bring out the worst in  you. Looks like you're going  to be in a rotten mood for most  of the week. Tendency  is to be on the defensive  and over-react. Close associates will be source of irritation. Others may find you  moody and selfish. Advice is  to stay home and stew in your  own frustrations. July 11  birthdays are needlessly  picked on.  LEO (July 23-August 22)  Spotlight is on emotional  outbursts in private. Those  trapped, frustrated or confined have uncontrollable urge  to fight restrictions. Chronic  health problem may reach  crisis point. Hospitals and  institutions are in focus. Any  stomach   upsets   should   be  OPEN 4-11     Tuesday to Sunday     Closed Mondays  SMORGASBORD   FRI.. SAT., SUN.  UALMOOH INN  8 miles north ol Sechelt on Hwy 101  Please phone (or reservations  885-5500  diagnosed for causes. Pay  no attention to treachery,  deceit or lies.  VIRGO (Aug.23-Sept.22)  Disagreements and arguments are linked to friends,  acquaintances, clubs and  societies. Those frustrated  with local projects should  step aside for a while.  Chances are your skills and  talents are not being appreciated. Advce is to direct  energy into personal, long-  range goals. Companions are  moody and aggressive.  LIBRA (Sept. 23-Ocl.23)  Your honour, position and  local reputation now come  under attack. Tendency is  to lose control and deliver  emotional excuses. Advice  is to check recent statements,  decisions, moves and defend  yourself methodically. Have  all proof and evidence ready.  Those in authority are ready to  tussle.  SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)  Accent is on defending your  philosophy, beliefs or deepest  convictions. Others delight in  criticizing your reason for  living. Hold on to faith and  remember that silence is  golden. Long-distance  messages reveal similar antagonism or opposition. Relatives living abroad may be  in trouble. Those enrolled in  continuing education courses  experience upsets or misunderstandings.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-  Dec.21)  Upsets are linked to other  people's money, possessions  or equipment. It's time to  settle financial obligations  with close associates. The  question of ownership will  have to be solved. Unpaid  debts may provoke nastier  terms of reckoning* Stay  clear of bankers, insurance  agents and loan sharks.  CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.l9)  Conflicts are linked to close  partners, business associates  and day-to-day contacts.  Other people are feeling  moody, crabby, bitchy and out  for a fight. Stay clear of  known troublemakers or contentious co-workers. Hus-  I ands and wives will be overly  sensitive. Those born January  ) may be needlessly picked  on.  AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  Accent is on health and  employment hassles. Tendency is to overdo daily chores  and work like a fool. Coworkers are awkward and  noisy. Result is stress, strain  and stomach upsets. Think  twice before rushing into new  diets or health fads. It's  lime for medical check-up.  Smart workers will take a  few days off.  PISCES (Feb.19-Mar.20)  Spotlight is on crazy social  life. Energy is directed into  new sources of pleasure  or entertainment. Full Moon  should introduce weird  characters. Newly formed  romance will thrive on lust and  passion but very little else.  Artists appreciate more crea- '  live power. Walk away from  beer-parlour brawls. Young  children will be naughty.  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IT'S ALSO ELIGIBLE  FOR THE  JANUARY 28 DRAW.  for a list of Bonus Numbers on Ihe  December 6th Weslern Express Draw,  wnle lo  Western Canada lottery Foundation  One lakeview Square. Winnipeg,  Man R3C 3H8  Western Canada Lottery Foundation  In Ihe ovont ot discrepancy between this list  and Iho olfioal winning numbers list, the lallor shall piovail Book Review  Alice in Wonderland  By John Moore  Santa Claus was good to  me. Under the tree I found a  copy of The Annotated Alice,  an edition of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and  Through the Looklng-Glass,  by one Lewis Carroll (also  known as Rev. Charles Lut-  widge Dodgson, mathematics  teacher and resident at Oxford's Christ Church college), with the original  illustrations by John Tenniel  and an introduction and notes  by Martin Gardner, long-time  fan of Alice and author  of a column on recreational  mathematics for Scientific  American.  I remember being exposed  to the adventures of Alice  when I was a child, but I  don't recall being particularly impressed, except perhaps  by the mad poetry of "Jabberwocky" in Through the  Looklng-Glass. The Disney  studios' animation of Alice In  Wonderland made much more  of an impression on me. It  wasn't until I got older that  Carroll's original stories  began to make much more  nonsense to me. This, Gardner says in his introduction,  is precisely the reason for  The Annotated Alice. The day  is long past when anyone under the age of fifteen can  completely enjoy the Alice  books as they stand. In order  to laugh at a joke, you have  to "get it", and the further  removed in time we become  from the "golden afternoons"  in the tranquil gardens of mid-  Victorian Oxford the more  difficult the process becomes,  Carroll had a mathematician's  love for puzzles and paradoxes and a poet's love of  puns and plays on words. His  convoluted jokes could be  so obscure as to defy analysis by some of the best minds  rf his own time. Several of  the nonsense-words he  created, "chortled" and  "galumphing", for example,  were so appropriate and popular that they've since found  their way into the Oxford  Dictionary with Carroll  fully credited as their inventor.  Many eminent writers and  critics, G.K.Chesterton and  Alexander Woolcott among  them, have wished loudly  and vainly that the critics  and analysts would leave  Alice alone. It is difficult not  to sympathize with them, up  to a point. The Alice books  are rare masterpieces of nonsense, and what's the fun of  nonsense if you have to put  up with a pedantic running  commentary by someone who  insists on explaining that it all  really makes sense after all?  Gardner points out that it is  not the love of generations of  children that has kept Alice  alive, but rather the love of  generations of adults for  whom her adventures are a  passport, like the looking-  glass doorway, into the lost  dreamlike garden of childhood. To a child, "Jabberwocky" is not qualitatively  more nonsensical than, say,  T.S. Eliot's "Love Song of  Alfred J.Prufrock"; though  "Jabberwocky" has an  edge in the suggestion of  dramatic appeal, both are, for  the most part, equally incomprehensible assemblages of  sounds. Only an adult mind,  constrained for years by the  invisible adamantine bonds of  rationality, can truly savour  the sudden freedom from re  straint that begins with the  magic words, "Twas brillig  and the slithy toves...."  The difficulty for the adult  mind seems to lie in perceiving fantasy as fantasy for  its own sake. Instead of unreality, we tend to see only  the inversion or distortion of  reality and, as a result of a  tradition of making fantasy  serve didactic ends that  stretches from Gulliver's  Travels to Animal Farm, we  immediately start chopping  down the talking flowers and  squashing the querulous caterpillars while beating the  mythical bush for that most  elusive of creatures, the  Message. The creators of  those wonderlands whose  delicate and ephemeral ecologies are so ravaged, are  understandably dismayed by  the spectacle of clobber-  footed critics on safari in their  tender mental undergrowth.  J.R.R.Tolkien had no patience  whatever for those who  claimed to be concerned with  the allegorical "meaning" of  his Lord of the Rings and one  senses the horror that would  have consumed Rev. Dodgson, the shy retiring bachelor  and uninspired maths teacher,  if he could not contemplate the  complex religious and political  allegories, not to mention the  Freudian and Jungian analyses, that others have extrapolated from the fairy tales  he invented to amuse his  little heroine.  Oh yes, there was a real  Alice, the Muse, heroine,  audience and chief critic of  the work. She was Alice  Pleasance Liddell,' daughter  of Dodgson's colleague  Dean Liddell, and Dodgson  loved her with a passion  as convoluted as one of his  own puns. The psychoanalysts  have had a field day with poor  Dodgson over his fondness for  little girls (he detested little  boys), but there is no evidence  that his relations with them  were anything but purely  Platonic. He appears to have  been the world's most perfectly sublimated man; sensitive, fastidious, and sexless.  Of all the little girls he knew  and entertained with puzzles  and games of his own inven-  Gymnastics  tion, only Alice Liddell moved  him to write the two wonderful books that have made him  immortal. She and her sisters  and their pets, as well as a  host of Oxford characters  appear in various guises  throughout the books and the  chief attraction of Gardner's notes is that while he  does mention the numerous  incidents in the stories that  have sparked exotic and controversial theories of interpretation, even to the point of  providing a complete bibliography of all the available  books and articles on the subject, he is always at pains to  uncover the simplest and most  natural explanation for the  existence of such characters  as the March Hare, Mad  Hatter, and, of course, the  famous grinning Cheshire  cat, as well as unravelling  the mathematical and philosophical paradoxes Carroll  wove into the book for his  own amusement.  His lengthy notes on the  vocabulary of "Jabberwocky"  are excellent, a judgement  based on the fact that, in  spite of having read them, I  can still recite the poem with  the same half-demented  anarchistic glee. He even  provides two magnificent  "translations" of "Jabberwocky", into German, "Der  Jammerwoch", and French,  "Le Jaseroque", the first  verse of which, in the interests of biculturalism, goes as  follows:  II brllgueiles toves lubricilleux  Se gyrent en vrillant dans le  guave,  Enmlmes sont les  gougebosqueux,  Et le momerade horsgrave.  One last note ��� my edition  is the deluxe hardback published by Bramhall House, a  handsome book and far from  Frumious, which sells for  about $15.00. There is, I  believe, a much more reasonably-priced paperback edition  available from Penguin  Books, All for now, 'cause I  feel myself slowly fading out,  ending with the grin which, I  hope, will remain for some  time after the rest of me is  gone.  Coast News, January 9,1979  New Horizons  Anyone who has ever seen  on television rhythmic and  graceful women displaying  marvellously skilled and  fluid movements while  tossing and bouncing balls,  swirling ribbons, and skipping ropes has witnessed  Rhythmic Gymnastics. This  European approach to feminine exercise is based on  natural movements, such as  walking and running, and is  shaped to enhance feminine  grace, rhythm, and self-  expression to the fullest extent.  Using music to induce  rhythm, and concentrating on  dynamic movements alternated with relaxation, softness and flow, basic calisthenics are done in a feminine  and graceful manner, and simple exercises progress to  become a synchronized series  of difficult but graceful  manoeuvres. The programme  is designed to suit individual  needs, capabilities, and age,  and enhances strength,  co-ordination, endurance,  and flexibility in all parts of  the body as well as developing  rhythm,  balance,   and   harmony in movement.  A Women's Rhythmic  Gymnastics programme is  being offered by the Fitness  and Recreation Service on  Thursdays, from 7:30 until  9:00 p.m., in the privacy of  Langdale Elementary School  Gymnasium, beginning January 18.. Instructed by Hana  Hejzlar, there will be a warm-  up of running, then floor  exercises, basic ballet steps,  arm, leg and head movements, and routines using  balls. The course fee is  $12.00 for fourteen weeks, and  pre-registration is requested  at 885-5440.  Gibsons Public  Library  (Tuesday 2-4 p.m  Wednesday 2-4 P-m  Thursday 2-4 &  I 7-9 p.m.  |Saturday2-4p.m  886-2130  gsssafltssssssssssssa^^  Put Your Favourite Picture  A Button  75*  Drop your picture off at the Coast  News office along with your name and  phone number and you will be called  when it is ready.  (Actual Size)  Rates for clubs who wish 50's  or 1,000's are also available.  In the case of single buttons  remember that the picture used  be the one you bring in.  100's,  The lirst meeting of the  Elphinstone New Horizons for  1979 will be held on Monday,  January 15 commencing at  1.30 p.m. at the Roberts Creek  Communi��y Hall.  We wish to express our  thanks to the Sunshine Coast  News for thc  coveragi  have given our orgai  during 1978 and trus  continue   to   be   so   favored  in this New Year.   With besl  wishes to you and youi  Tom Walton  President  Elphinstone New Horizons  Local contractor Bruce Wormwald, who has offered his help with the project, discusses the problems attendant on the dismantling of and transportation ol the theatre shell which a local group Is trying to bring to Gibsons. On the left Is U.B.C.  Architecture student Mike McColl who helped design the structure. Local architect  Bruce Gorman Is In the middle.  jflfefc      REAL ESTATE  FLORON _  AGENCIES LTD  w   INSURANCE  Boa 238 1589 Marine Drive Gibsons  OFFICE: 886-2248  ^^^^^^^^        JOHN BLACK  RONMcSAVANEY 886-7316  AGENT George Coopei  885-3339 886-9344  jsatSaOPtttSSSattSBOBCBOBa^^ m  Coast News, January 9,1979.  Our troubled agriculture  Food self-sufficiency  By Maryanne West  You're in the supermarket.  That imported tin of peaches  is cheaper than the domestic  product. You buy it because  you have to save where you  can and every penny counts to  make the food budget stretch.  And it will help, but you will  also help to put another Canadian farmer out of business  and the consequences of that  may be more than you bargained for.  The following is taken from  an article by Quint Ferri,  Agricultural Advisor to the  Committee For an Independent Canada, who for forty  aRjfta  Variety  JfoobS  DELI  and  HEALTH FOODS  We are not a  Supermarket but  our Health Food  prices are the  BEST IN TOWN!  years has grown fruit in Peel  County north of Toronto.  "Once largely self-sufficient  in staples such as beef, pork,  poultry, fruit and vegetables  Canada now is a net importer  of these foods, is, in fact a  major importer of every type  of food except grain. In the important area of protein, imports account for at least a  third of all our needs.  How has thc transition from  industry. Who can blame the  farmers for closing down?  On the one hand they receive  projections such as Stat  Can's which predicted an  eleven percent rise in farming  costs for 1978 but only one  percent rise in revenue and  on the other, they receive  marvellous offers for their  land from big developers.  While they deplore urban  sprawl, which gobbles up an  high self-sufficiency to high estimated one hundred acres  dependency come about and of prime farmland daily and  where is it likely to lead us? also prices thc land out  of  Small   farms   which   once young    would-be    farmers'  provided  a  good  living  for reach, veteran farmers have  their family owners and pro- no choice but to sell when  duced  a   positive   multiplier Ihcy are loo old lo carry on  effect throughout thc economy or can no longer make ends  no longer sustain their fami- meet. Increasing scarcity and  Kodak, Agra &  Fuji -Jtew  Film  SMILE WITH  WILLIAMS  /PHOTO FINISHING\  886-2936  ..Gibsons Harbour,  lies   and   are   disappearing  altogether.  In 1970, sixty-four percent  of farmers were older than  forty-five years and more than  a third were over fifty-five���  farming is not attracting the  younger generation, and small  wonder. Few young people  can raise the kind of money to  buy land, invest in machinery  and ever-increasing operating  costs with rising energy  prices. Unless farming once  again offers adequate compensation for risk and effort,  the industry will collapse for  want of new recruits.  Nor can we rely on the older  generation to brave it out.  The last census revealed  that between 1966���1971  the number of farmers decreased by 64,000, and in  more recent years 6,000  farmers have gone out of  business in Ontario alone.  Along with them went 7,000  jobs in the food processing  Co/fffiMr  DRVUEUnillG  seruice  Peninsula  Cleaners  & Laundry  ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS  WHAI": ROAD With 1521 GOWER PT. RD.  SECHELT 2 locations GIBSONS, B.C.  885-9554     to serve you best I 886-2200  LOCAL GIRL WEDS IN NANAIMO  Melanle Anne Mansfield of Qlbaons exchanged vowa with  Richard John Lapsamky In a double ring ceremony on October 7, 1978, at 6 p.m. in SI. Andrew's United Church, Nanaimo, B.C. wilh Rev. R.C.Gates officiating.  The Brldewas given In marriage by her mother, Mrs. Mary  Mansfield.  The Bride wore a cathedral train gown of white peau de sole  and late encrusted with tiny seed pearls. Her chapel veil was  held in place by a small floral and pearl headpiece. Her bouquet was red and white carnations and baby's breath.  The Matron of Honour was Mrs. Bev Dosen of Vancouver,  who wore a gown ot pink peau de sole and carried pink and  white carnations and baby's breath.  Best Man was David Dosen, cousin of the Groom. Ushers  were Norman Lapiansky and Ken Dosen.  The Groom's mother wore blue chiffon with while accessories and a rose carnation corsage. The Bride's mother wore  coral chiffon will silver accessories, with a pink corsage.  The reception ;:r,.ier was held at the Diner's Rendezvous In  Nanaimo. The wedding cake was three-tiered, Iced In white  with pink roses.  Master of Ceremonies was Mr. Michael Dosen of Vancouver, cousin of the Groom. The Toast to the Bride was given by  Mr. John Wilson of Gibsons, a long time famlly friend. The  organist was Mrs. Findlay of Nanaimo.  The Bride presented her bouquet lo her 94-year old grandmother, Mrs. S.J.Mansfield, who came from a nursing home  In Vancouver to be at this happy event.  After the wedding dinner, guests gathered at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. A.Braver, grandparents of the Groom, for an  informal reception. Out of town guests came from Delta,  Surrey, Vancouver, Chemalnus, Gibsons, Ladysmlth and  Quadra Island.  The Bride's golng-away outfit was a black and white velvet suit wilh black accessories. She wore a corsagn of red and  while carnations.  The happy couple will reside in Nanaimo.           price of farmland contributes  as much as higher operating  costs to higher food prices.  Thc other major cause of  Canada's ailing agricultural  industry is the federal government's free trade policy in  food products. When demand  for Canadian products exceeds supply, instead of allowing prices to rise, retail food  conglomerates import the  shortfall. This keeps prices  down for consumers but also  forces farmers to lower their  prices, often below the level  of costs. Savings gained by  consumers from this import  policy aren't what they're  cracked up to be. In 1974,  fifty-six percent of all income  reported by farmers came  from off-farm sources. In  other words, farmers augment  their farm income by working  in other industries as well.  So a consumer who buys  cheap imports could be drawing unemployment insurance  because a farmer has taken a  job that the consumer could be  doing.  If we could help farmers  stay on the farm, not only  would they not compete with  urbanites for jobs, they would  also create new jobs. The  Ontario Federation of Agriculture says that Ontario  could quickly create 50,000  new jobs if it stopped the annual imports of $340 million  worth of food which can be  grown in the province.  The Far East  Calcutta memory  Hydro line men replace a powerline knocked over In an accident on Highway 101  In Roberts Creek last Tuesday.  The tanker question  What an oil spill means  By John Hind Smith  Attendance at the special  meeting of the Gibsons Wildlife Club on Wednesday,  January 3 was not as good as  we would have liked it but it  was encouraging. Every meeting we have had so far has  brought an increase in those  present.  The film Tanker Bomb with  a commentary by David Suzuki showed the potential  dangers and hazards of the  transportation of oil by large  tankers on the West Coast.  This was followed by Mr. Art  MePhee, the local co-ordinator of the Provincial Emergency Programme (P.E.P.)  who explained how a spill on  Canadian farmers don't  get much help from our trade  negotiations to offset loss of  domestic sales with exports.  Since 1960 Australian canned  peaches, pears and beef  among other products have  had preference in Canada in  return for preference in Australia for Canadian steel  products and machinery.  We have similar agreements  with New Zealand and South  Africa. Not surprisingly, the  imports share of our peach  market has climbed from  eighteen percent in 1951-55  to eighty percent in 1971-75.  Is eliminating fruit growers  and jobs in the canning factories the best way to promote  Canadian steel? Canadians,  however, obtain much of their  cheaper foods at the expense  of small farmers in developing nations who either have  been forced off their land by  agribusiness which produces  luxury items for consumers ih  affluent nations, or are manipulated into selling their products to conglomerates at  depressed prices. The conglomerates then price the  foods for what the traffic will  bear in our markets.  It is not improbable that  these poorer nations who face  increasing rather than diminishing starvation, may one  day follow OPEC's lead to  regain control of their own  resources for their own benefit. Where would such a move  leave Canadians should they  allow their own agricultural  industry to die while they  become dependent on 'cheap'  imports?"  What should we be doing to  revitalize the Canadian farming industry? Quint Ferri  suggests: "1. A marketing  system which reduces corporate concentration in the food  sector combined with a pricing system  that adequately  NOTICE BOARD  FAMILY ACTIVITIES  ' Volleyball, badminton, tumbling, ping pong, games (bring your own)  for the whole family Every Sunday, 2���4 p.m. Chatelech Gym,  $1.50 per famlly.    Recreation Service 885-5440.  FITNESS TESTING, BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC  Displays, and Aerobic Dance demonstrations by the Fitness &  Recreation Service will be held In the Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons, from  11 oo a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Thursday, January 11 and In the Trail Bay  Mall, Sechelt at the same limes on Friday, January 12.  PENDER HARBOUR LIBRARY  Membership fees are due In January and are $2.00 for four books, or  $3 00 for six boohs for a two-week period. This Is an annual membership. HOURS: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-30-3:30 p.m.; Saturday  1:30-4:00 p.m.  KIDS' BASKETBALL CLINICS  Free, for all students, all ages. Learn to play basketball every Saturday, 10:30 a.m.���12:30 p.m. Chatelech Gym   Recreation Service  885-5440.  ALATEEN MEETING  EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT: at 6:45 p.m. at Ihe United Church Hall,  Gibsons.  NOW RECRUITING  ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CADETS  Wit parade Thursday, 6-8 p.m. from September to May for training  In: Search & Rescue; First Aid; Map Using; Communications; Water  Safely; Marksmanship; etc. Interested males and females aged 13  to 18 apply for further Information to: G.Benyay 883-9012;  R.Summerfield 885-2t80; T.Goddard 886-2658.  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, 11 a.m.  St.Aidan's Hall.  THRIFT SHOP  Every Friday, 1���3 p.m. Thrift Shop, Gibsons United Church baseman!.  SUNSHINE COAST ARTS COUNCIL MEETING  Third Tuesday of each month, at Secheit Elementary main building,  .* Ir. Llzee'a room, at 7:30 p.m. All Welcome.  AL-ANON MEETING  y Thursday in Gibsons at 8:00 p.m, For Information call 886-  '{/iin/A\\ni[i{uv/y/,iu'iiu//A:  our coast would be handled,  As he pointed out the probability of a major spill in this  area was very low but almost  inevitable on the West Coast.  He gave examples of three  oil spills which have taken  place on the Sunshine Coast,  two in Port Mellon and one in  Sechelt Inlet and told us how  they were handled. The two in  Port Mellon were handled in  different ways. In one, in  which the oil discharged into  the sea, it was contained by  Bennet Booms and then collected without too much damage to the environment. The  company was fined for this  spill and also paid for the  clean-up and co-operated  in a ditch surrounding a tank  rewards farmers' labour and  investment; 2. A land use policy to protect farmland from  urban encroachment and  corporate acquisition; 3. A  tariff structure comparable to  that erected by other countries  to protect domestic food producers and processors. Did  you know for example that  Canadian corn going into the  U.S. faces a twenty-five percent per bushel tariff, but  U.S. corn imported into Canada only pays five cents per  bushel?; 4. Grants and incentives to assist Canadian-  owned companies and farm  co-operatives to establish,  expand and upgrade food  processing operations."  And remembering the  Richmond plant which had to  close down last year because  it couldn't compete with the  federally assisted McCain's  leaving Fraser Valley potato  growers with hundreds of tons  of potatoes they couldn't  sell, let's demand a comprehensive overall policy, not  one which plays east against  west.  If you would like to buy  Canadian but have difficulty  knowing which manufacturers  are Canadian-owned or at  least fifty-one percent Canadian-owned, the Committee  for an Independent Canada,  Suite 48, 46 Elgin St., Ottawa,  Ontario K1P5K6, can provide  you with a list.  By Mary Cassln  which ruptured and once  again not too much damage  resulted. The oil was cleaned  up without too much trouble.  The spill in Sechelt Inlet  was the result of vandalism  and 1,500 gallons of oil was  discharged into the sea. This  also was contained by using  Bennet Booms and the oil  was soaked up by an absorbent material known as Con  Web and this was then burnt.  There is a stock of this material held at both the Shell  Oil and Gulf Oil depots  in Gibsons and Sechelt respectively but Mr.. MePhee  made it quite clear that if  there was a major oil spill  the capabilities of handling it  locally were not available.  There are no trained experts  here but they are available  at short notice in North  Vancouver and have access  to oil collection equipment  including the B.C. designed  slick lickers. Containment of  the oil is one of the big problems in a major spill especially  in rough seas.  Thc cleaning of birds affected by oil spills was discussed and Mr. MePhee  who went on a course on this  particular aspect of a disaster, told us that the most  effective cleaner was Ivory  soap. Most detergents destroy  the natural oils in the feathers  of the birds and result in the  deaths of the birds through  exposure.  The responsibility for oil  clean-ups is a municipal one  and it was pointed out very  forcefully both in the film and  by Mr. MePhee that it was  extremely difficult to determine who was responsible for  the payment of the clean-up  and who actually owned the  oil at the time of the spill.  Everyone hopes that Sudan emergency will never take  place but we have to be rea  iistic and recognize that with  the increasing demand foi  energy and the inevitable  increase in oil tanker transportation along the West  Coast, the possibilities or  probabilities of such a spill  cannot be ignored and we  have to be prepared.  Mother Theresa's recent  visit to Vancouver brings  back recollections of Calcutta  at the beginning of the  Depression. Calcutta seemed  to be in a permanent depression at the best of times but I  was affected little by it  personally. It was certainly in  evidence all around me however, particularly in the plight  of the Indian children. Their  bodies purposely mutilated by  their parents, they were set  alongside of the road to beg.  It was a hideous practice  but the parents seemed never  to bc prosecuted for the evil  they did.  The person I recall most  clearly in regard to these unfortunate children was an  Anglican priest, a friend of  Stephen Trower, my husband.  This good man whose name  unfortunately escapes me,  took many of the poor mangled tots off the streets. They  were housed at the Anglican  Mission and nursed back to  health by the compassionate  priest and the nuns who  assisted him. After the filth  and squalor that by all accounts still persists in the  streets of Calcutta, it must  have seemed a veritable paradise.  How I hated Calcutta  where such abuses were  commonplace 1 In my small  suite, expensive though it  was, I felt like a prisoner.  Rents were exhorbitant for  those days and taxis were as  expensive as anywhere in the  world. Though most people  owned their own cars as we  ourselves did, there were  always the tourists. Why  anyone who had no purpose in  being there would want to  visit Calcutta, I could never  imagine. We had some American friends who found the  restaurants so expensive, they  took food to their rooms. I  remember tasting pork and  beans at their place for the  first time in my life.  Abdul, who had been my  husband's travelling bearer  before we were married, ran  the household. He did such a  good job of it, there was virtually nothing for me to do.  When my husband was away  on a job (he was an air-survey  pilot at that time, one of the  earliest) Abdul undertook to  fire all the other servants.  They were superfluous  anyhow and costing more than  we could afford.  We paid him more than the  Viceroy paid any of his servants but he was well worth  it, although his wages would  seem little enough now. After  firing all the servants his  remark was that; "Mem Sahib  would not be needing them  now Tuan Sahib was away I"  To my amazement, I found out  Abdul was an exellent cook.  I was allowed to do nothing as  usual ��� not even to wash my  own clothes which I had done  all my life. It became extremely boring and when I  complained, Abdul hired  what he called a "munchie"  or teacher to instruct me in  Hindustani. They use the  Arabic alphabet. Though I  never became proficient at it,  I was able in time to pick out  a few things from the native  paper. They seemed highly  communistic.  When Stephen returned, we  moved from the suite to a  house^ It belonged to friends  of ours who were overseas.  It was completely staffed with  servants and rent-free. We  could never have afforded it  otherwise. The rent alone  would have taken my husband's entire salary. It was a  beautiful place.  Our friends came back  before long and Stephen and  I moved out to Dum Dum  where the bullet factory used  to be. The Indian Air Survey  Company had their offices  there since the outlawing  of this type of bullet. We  shared a house with another  couple to save money. Abdul  came with us of course. We  shared the other servants with  the second couple and he  looked down on them. They  were Christians and only the  lowest caste adopted our faith  as a rule.  With the additional servants, even Abdul had time  on his hands so in a sense, he  took up dressmaking. I had  taken to making my own  clothes for something to do  and he helped me get the  hems straight and pin up  things when I was sewing.  I remember the bats. I  was terrified of the creatures. One day five of them  got into the bathroom and I  nearly went hysterical. Stephen was out at the aerodrome  at the time. I screamed my  head off and loyal Abdul came  running, t managed to escape  the infested bathroom in a  towel. Abdul did the rest,  tennis racquet in hand.  On one occasion, I paid a  visit to some friends. Abdul  accompanied me and insisted  on sleeping outside my bedroom to protect me. The next  day he told me there had been  a murder in this house. Abdul even took care of our  money at times. If we happened to leave any lying  around, he would hide it from  the other servants whom he  did not trust.  The pariah dogs are another  unpleasant aspect of Calcutta life that I recall vividly.  Nobody seemed to own them.  They were rotten with disease  and the police would shoot  them on sight. Some even  had rabies. One day to my  horror, one of them jumped  into our car. It was quickly  ejected but I never did like  dogs after that. What scared  me most was that I had been  in contact with a rabid dog in  Kuala Lumpur, Malaya  and was required to undergo  anti-rabies treatment. I had  no desire to go through that  experience twice. It involved  two Injections in the stomach  every day for two weeks. The  dogs are much luckier. They  can be innoculated with a  single shot.  Holy men were much in  evidence along those teeming  streets. Some of them paraded  stark-naked, smeared with  paint and ashes; a dirty  necklace their sole adornment. The police never  bothered them.  The untouchables were  another familiar aspect of  Calcutta street-life. Those  of higher caste would cross  the street to avoid them, even  at the risk of being run over.  Heavy drinking was very  prevalent among the whites in  Calcutta. I remember a young  Scottish doctor who attended  me while my own physician  was out of the country. He  was self-educated and had  please turn to page seven  PENINSULA  MARKET  885-9721   Davis Bay, B.C  tide tables  Reference: Pacific  Point Atkinson Standard Time  Wed.Jan.10 Fri.Jan.12  0500 14.3 0620 15.0  0955 11.4 1125 11.2  1440 13.9 1555 13.3  2200 3.2 2305 2.9  Thura.Jan.il Sal.Jui.13  0540 14.7 0650 15.1  1045 11.4 1200 10.8  1515 13.5 1635 13.1  2230 2.9 2345 3.0  ��� Groceries ��� Fishing Tackle  ��� Sundries ��� Timex Watches  Open 9���9  7 Days a Week  Sun. Jan. 14  0715 15.1  1245 10.5  1725 12.9  Mon. Jan. 15  0020 3.4  0735 15.1  1330 10.0  1805 12.6  Tues.Jan. 16  0045 3.9 ,  0810 15.1  1405 9.5  1845 12.2 CBC Radio  By Maryanne West  AM Radio  Sunday  Celebration! 9:05 p.m.,  this series replacing Concern  is produced by John Reeves  with hosts Warren Pavis and  Bronwyn Drainie but appears  to be separate from the FM  series of the same name  heard Sundays at 10:05 p.m.  This week AM listeners can  hear a radio version of The  Power and the Glory by  Graham Greene with Jon  Granik as thc Police Lieutenant and David Huges as  the priest.  FM Radio  Wednesday  Ideas: 8:04 p.m., Goodbye  War, first of a six-part series���everything you want to  know about war and why  Ihere won't be another.  Big War is Dead, historian  A.J.P.Taylor concludes the  technology of killing has become too destructive to use.  One to Onei 9:04 p.m., Art  Is a Many Splendoured  Thing, Ephraim Kishon's  funny story, read by Paul  Kligman. Also Britain's  1926 general strike recalled  by Harry Young. Letters  written by Chopin, and the  poetry of Emily Dickenson.  Thursday and Friday  Ideas: 8:04 p.m.. beginning of  Iwo twelve-week series at  8:04 p.m., France���Keynotes  To The Kingdom; and at 8:30  p.m., The Vietnam War-  Many Reasons Why. Tonight  Part I���Myth and Reality,  Claude Levi-Straus talks  about traditional mythology,  history versus myth. Part II���-  The Untold Story of the Vietnam War.  Sunday  Celebration: 10:05 p.m.,  Till Death Us Do Part, unusual  marriage ceremonies ��� and  part II, a more serious look  at burial customs with costs  and etiquette.  Television  Wednesday  Ninety minute special A Gift  of Song: 8:04 p.m., concert  given by popular artists who  have donated their talents  to celebrate the U.N.'s International Year of the child.  Host David Frost���stars,  Abba, Bee Gees, Kris Kris-  tofferson, Elton John, Olivia  Newton-John, John Denver.  Sunday  Superspeclal: 8:00 p.m.,  Anne Murray in Jamaica  The Albertans: 9:00 p.m.,  Part 1 of a three-part drama-  Leslie Neilson plays Don  Macintosh, an aggressive  industrialist; Gary Reineke is  Peter Wallen, a dynamic  young businessman; and veteran actor George Waight is  Carl Hardin, a rugged independent rancher struggling  to hold his land. Other actors  Include George Clutesi, Albert Angus, Frances Hyland.  Monday  Man Alive: 10:30 p.m., The  Loyal Orange Order ��� has it  run out of time?  Mime classes exciting  Children and adults of the  Sunshine Coast interested in  thc art of corporal movement  and creative body expression  may now begin an exciting  course in Mime. Classes in  Sechelt are to be held in  Chatelech Music Room starting January 17 (children from  7:00 until 8:15 p.m.; adults  from 8:30 until 10:00 p.m.).  Classes for adults in Gibsons  will begin on January 23,  wilh the time and place to be  announced. Thc course fee is  $20 for ten sessions for adults,  and $14.00 for students. All  classes will be conducted by  thc Mexican-born performing  artist, Gerardo Avila.  Mime art uses a variety  of disciplines related to body  movement. They include  rhythmic gymnastics, body  awareness, dance, yoga,  corporal expression, and  others. Mime is an art in its  own right as well as a great aid  to most athletic activities.  With a profound study in the  division of the body we can  improve the quality of our  performance. Mime is also  invaluable to those interested  in drama and dance.  Children, says Gerardo  Avila, will enjoy the group  movement, the clowning, the  magic, puppetry, mask work,  exercise, and opportunity to  be creative that the course  entails. Adults will enjoy the  energy of the group and the  general feeling of well-being  that fitness through creative  exercise brings.  If you want to have fun and  keep fit, to learn a new  language, to participate in  group movement experiences;  if you are interested in  drama, in dance, in corporal  expression, in puppetry,  mask work, clowning, the use  of make-up ��� or if you are  just free ��� fly don't run to  the Mime class, organized by  your Fitness and Recreation  Service. For more information  please call 885-5440.  Calcutta memory)cont'd)  spoken only Gaelic until he  went to school. I had contacted  dengie fever and, not used to  being sick, I got up too soon.  Hc chided me for this and sent  me back to bed. I did not  relish being bed-ridden and  after a couple of weeks, having heard no more from him,  I decided to get up of my own  accord. Fortunately, the fever  was gone. Perhaps two  months later, I ran into the  delinquent doctor at the Saturday Club. He inquired how I  was and I said it was no thanks  to him that I was alive with  only my husband to look after  inc.  He had taken to drink,  neglecting his patients and  nearly killing himself in a  motor accident. He had the  scars to prove it, Not surprisingly, his behaviour  had cost him his practice. It  was tragic to sec a young man  of promise reduced lo such  straits by alcohol but his was  by no means an isolated case.  The Army was omnipresent  in the India of that time. To  all intents and purposes, they  ran the country. They were  extremely pompous men for  the most part and held themselves in great esteem. Their  attitudes and prejudices very  much set the social tone  among the white populations.  It seemed to me there was  more snobbery in Indian than  anywhere else I have been.  It should be apparent by  now that I was hardly in love  with Calcutta. When I left it  for the last time, it was with  few regrets. I returned to  Penang where my father was  Resident Councillor, for a  final visit with my parents.  From there I accompanied my  ailing mother back to  England. And so, I left the  East for good as my husband  had been transferred to the  Fairey Aviation Company  where he was to work as a  test-pilot until his death in a  plane-crash in 1935.  Strikes      ��  and spares  Coast News, January 9,1979  Ken Krintilla molds up one of the seven winter  spring salmon caught by his boat last Sunday  morning. Fishing obviously Is still excellent.  Continuing education  Spring Programme  Next week the Continuing  Education Spring "rogramme  will be in yoi - mailbox  keeping compam with the  local papers.  The programme shows that  the Continuing Education  classes start in tl first week  of February in order to  allow time for the lost Christmas blues to evaporate.  The gym activities have  started to gather speed by  the second and third week of  January and you can join  these at any time. Please  note that the popular gymnastics class in Chatelech on  Tuesdays starts on January  16 with Ed Nicholson as the  instructor.  Among the courses in Pender Harbour are Chinese  Cooking with Barbara Lewis,  and Energy: Solutions to a  Rising Crisis with Gordon  Wilson, a local instructor from  Capilano College.  The Marsh Society will  have a monthly meeting the  Tumbling  An opportunity tor preschoolers to learn basic mat  work and tumbling is being  offered in a free programme  being held every Thursday  from 1:15 until 2:15 p.m.,  beginning January 11 in the  Wilson Creek Day Care Centre. Open to all pre-schoolers,  this programme has proved  not only most enjoyable for  the youngsters, but also teaches co-ordination, balance, and  body control ��� in addition to  stressing    those    important  Hockey  For the second year in a  row the Sechelt Weldwood  Clippers (Banta. t Team) won  the Junior and .mvenile Hockey Tournar.ent held in Burnaby by the Bu.naby Winter  Club, The Tournament was  held from Boxing Day to New  Year's Eve. Thc team played  six games to win this trophy,  beating in the | rocess teams  from Burnaby, North Shore  and Richmond.  first Thursday of every  month; Wayne Diakow will  invite special guests to give  lectures on different aspects  of birding and field trips will  be arranged. This is a good  event for singles as well as  families to attend.  If a minimum of fifteen  people are interested Vera  McAllister, the grand lady of  the sky, will offer another  flying class.  John Grames' free flowing  literature group will meet  the first and third Tuesday of  every month to explore the  world of international wisdom  as it is expressed in I Ching,  Haiku, Plato, Huxley, and  many more. See the programme for further details.  B.C.Hydro has offered a  session on Public Safety on  February 15 in Chatelech  Junior Secondary School.  Thc idea is to show how to  avoid common electrical hazards and knowing how to  act if they do occur.  lessons about taking turns  and practising to perfect  skills. Assistance from mothers would be greatly appre-  noise level down. For further  information please call the  Fitness and Recreation  Service at 885-5440.  FAB SHOP  Sheers & Polyester  Cotton Blends  Reg. $5.8f -$6.89  Special $2.99-13.99  Choice Remnants  See the beautiful 60"  wide polyester corduroy  Just a few yards left  of the stretch velour at  $9.98  BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIAL CREDIT PARTY  MACKENZIE CONSTITUENCY  NOMINATIONS CONVENTION  Sunday,January 21,1979  Beach Garden Hotel, Powell River, B.C.  1:30 p.m.  GUEST SPEAKER - Hon. W.R.(BIII) Bennett  By Bad Mulcaster  The Classic League finished  off 1978 with some good  games rolled. Mike Cavalier had a 371 single, Freeman Reynolds a 320, Don  Slack a 304, Gwen Edmbnds  and Andy Spence 300 even  and yours truly a 316. Freeman had high four with 1,121.  This year's league action  started and in the Gibsons 'A'  League Darlene Maxfield  rolled a 301 single, Sylvia  Bingley a 313 single and Ian  Clark finally came out of Ihe  doldrums with a 325 single.  Darlene Maxfield is bowling very well and rolled an 802  triple in the Wednesday  Coffee league and in the  Ball and Chain Bob McConnell rolled a 302 single and  Freeman Reynolds a 374 single and 835 for three.  Oh, almost forgot, Gail  Mulcaster had a 701 triple in  the Wednesday Sloughoff  league.  Highest scores: Claaalct  June Frandsen 242-928;  Don Slack 304-984; Mike Cavalier 371-1047; Freeman Reynolds 320-1121; Tuesday Coffee! Sandy Eidet 237-635;  Lesley Bailey 247-638; Nora  Solinsky 241-662; Swingers:  Belle Wilson 200-536; Alice  Smith 223-537; Gibsons 'A':  Sylvia Bingley 313-665;  Darlene Maxfield 301-758;  Wilkie May 264-672; Lome  Christie 274-706; Don Slack  257-711; Ed Gill 282-711;  Terry Cormons 293-764;  Wednesday Coffee: Nora  Solinsky   274-692;    Darlene  Maxfield 281-802; Wednesday  1:00 p.m.: Sue Whiting 271-  654; Gail Mulcaster 252-  701; Ball & Chain: Dianne  Fitchell 260-728; Ken Skytte  279-680; Freeman Reynolds  374-835; Phuntastique: Jean  Wyngaert 248-637; Orbita  deLos Santos 263-667; Jim  McQueen 275-669; Legion:  Joan Peers 221-586; Rod  Powell 240-656.  Moms and  daughters  An opportunity for moms  and daughters to spend an  evening out together while  enjoying learning to master  various gymnastic movements  is being offered in a class  held on Thursday evenings  from 6:45 until 7:45 p.m. in  Chatelech Gym, beginning  January 18. In addition to  being a time to spend together, this most interesting  and creative form of exercise will improve limber-  ness, co-ordination, posture,  muscle tone, and general  health through teaching the  use and enjoyment of the  trampoline, vaulting horse,  uneven bars, and balance  beam. Women may attend  without daughters, and the  course fee is $8.00 for ten  sessions or $1.00 per evening  for adults, and there is no  charge for students. For further information, and to pre-  register, please call 885-5440,  or 885-5279.  ! DRUMMOND INSURANCE  YOUR AUTOPLAN CENTRE  (NEW PLATES THIS YEAR-  i RENEW EARLY)  DENTAL BLOCK -GIBSONS 886-7751     I  Hours 9:00a.m.���6:00 p.m. Daily Mon.���Sat. J  (If you're planning to finance���please try   j  to arrnge to be in by February 15, thank   ���  you.) i  Oh! By the way, we also invest in the com- j  munity. t  Give Your  Message..,  IMPACT*  Say It Through the  Coast Industries  nd Peninsula Transport        886-9159  Fire Screens  Wrought Iron &  Aluminum Railings  General Welding  Liquid Carbonic gases ��� Welding Rods  MOREL'S  Framing &  Construction Ltd.  'SPEC  HOUSES" i  specializing in  CUSTOM HOME  BUILDING & FRAMING  886-2440  Lower  Gibsons  886-2522  MEAT  Canada A t  Round Steak    '2.29b  Side Bacon *i sliced $1.79  1 lb. pack  PRODUCE  Pink & White  Grapefruit  138  Oranges  3 lb. med.  Onions  2lb.Cello  Carrots  5/$1.00  39 ib  59*ea  49* ea  ea.  12fl.oz.  99*f  ea  48fl.oz.  GROCERY  Harmonie Choice  Cut Asparagus   49'  Co-op Deluxe  Bathroom  Tissue 4's  Co-op Unsweetened  GrapefruitJuice 85*  Blue Ribbon Regular  Coffee ib$2.95  Beef and Chicken  Oxo Cubes        2oz53*  Co-op  Fabric Softener J 1.29  Co-op oz.  Cream of Mushroom  Soup ion oz 3/93*  Tide Powder  Detergent      8kg$5.99  Post  Honeycombs4oogm M.29  McLaren's  Dill Pickles   32,0 M.03  Weston Salted  Soda Crackers2bM.59  FROZEN FOODS  Co-op Fancy  Strawberries "^ ������� 91 *  Co-op Straight Cut and Crinkle Cut  French Fries      2*69*  Prices Effective: Thurs. Fri. Sat.  Jan. 11,12,13  STORE        Monday Thru Thursday    9:00���6:00  HOURS      Friday 9:00-9:00  Saturday 9:00-6:00  WE WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAYS UNTIL EASTER  ������  ���M Coast News. January 9.1979.  Classified Ad Policy  All lisihiKs SUC per une per week  or use lhc Ki'onomlcal 3 for 2 rale  3 tacekft for the price of 2  Minimum   $2.1X1   per   Insertion.  All Ices pavable prior lo Insertion.  ThU offer li made available for private Individuals  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  * In Ihe event of an error Ihe  publisher shall bc responsible for  one corrected insertion onlv.  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For Sale, For Rent, etc.  lx X           ���     t  The first baby of the year was  born to Joanne Frontager at  St.Mary's Hospital in Sechelt, on  January 4th at 3:15 p.m. Mother  and her 8 lb., 4 oz. daughter  arc both well, HI  Jessica Anne Billingsley, a sister  for Randy was born December 22  to parents Gary and Margrit  Billingsley. Weighing 7 Ib.s  12 oz. Grandparents are Mr.  and Mrs. W.L.Billingsley; and  Mr. and Mrs. Hans Himmel,  all from Sechelt.  onnounccmcnl/  MOVEMENT TO MUSIC  An introduction to dance for 3 to  5 year olds. New course begins  Jan 17, Twilight Theatre. Wednesdays at 2:45 p.m.; Saturdays  at 10:30 a.m. Details & registration-Mrs. Milward 886-2531. #4  On Saturday, Oct. 1978 at 6 p.m.  in St. Andrew's United Church,  Nanaimo, B.C. Melanie Anne  Mansfield, only daughter of Mrs.  Mary Mansfield of Gibsons,  B.C. and the late Herbert Mansfield, was wed to Richard John  Lapsansky, younger son of Mr.  and Mrs. Andrew Lapsansky of  Nanaimo, B.C.; Rev. R.C.Gates  officiated,   Gibsons School of Theatre Dance  classes re-open Tuesday, January  2. HI  International Dress Boutique,  new and used I: lies and gents  clothing ��� children's specialty  Jewelry and Gilt items, 6655  Royal Avenue. Horseshoe  Bay. Phone Jt.ne 921-8380,  consignment goods accepted.  LLLLLI1...   _ _   !    J_  e_z:_  ...  -l_  < We would like to express our  I sincere appreciation to all those  j friends and neighbours who gave  l us so much support, help and  J sympathy in our time of sorrow.  I Thank you. H.J. Almond & Family  I In   Memoriam   donations   to  J B.C. Heart Fund help research,  I education  and  community   aid  ! programmes. Donations may be  I sent to  B.C.Heart   Foundation,  | Gibsons Unit Box 160. Tax Re-  I ccipt to donor and card to next  j of kin.  ��� For further information phone  ! 886-7794.                               tfn  BU..L  Clock & Trble Shop  Is NOW OPEN  next to Ihe Bus Depot in  Glbsuns  wABring In your own BurP  H for custom finishing or/|)  If   make your personal,,  \choice from our selection]  885-5725 or 886-9743  Bahal' Faith. For Information  phone 886-2078 or 886-7355.   #10  Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings.  For information call 886-96%  or 886-9904. #26  Retired gent, 55, seeks affectionate, good natured lady to  share expenses. Object Matrimony. Write Box 2 c/o Coast  News. #2  Retired gent with previous nursing experience will provide home  care for living-in privileges.  Write Box 2 c/o Coast News.    #2  help wanted  Position Available for Child Care  Counsellor in community-run,  family oriented Residential  Treatment Centre for children.  Must be able to work with children and their families as well as  maintain close communication  with local residents, school  personnel and other social service workers. Send Resume to:  The Director, Wilson Creek Family Centre, P.O. Box 770, Sechelt,  B.C. For information call 885-  3885. #2  lo/l  DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON ���  Lost or Stolen: 8-foot Tabur  Yak II, orangey-brown interior,  creme colour exterior. Went  missing Sun. Dec. 17 between  6:30 a.m.���1:30 p.m. from  Gov't Wharf, Gibsons. Contents  were 1 set of oars, 1 set of oarlocks, 2 life-jackets, 1 canoe paddle and 1 Va-full plastic 1 gal.  gas container. Reward. No questions asked. 886-2950 ask for Rob.  #2 -  Notice to Creditor*  Estate of the deceased: MONTGOMERY, Thomas Wayne oka  MONTGOMERY, Thomas &  MONTGOMERY, Tom late of  Box 851, Gibsons, B.C.  Creditors and others having  claims against the said estate(s),  are hereby required to send them  duly verified to the PUBLIC  TRUSTEE. 800 Hornby Street,  Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2C5, before February 14, 1979, after  which date the assets of the said  estate(s) will be distributed,  having regard only to claims that  have been received.  Clinton W.Foote  Public Trustee   #4  Notice to Creditors  Estate of the deceased: LAMON-  TAGNE: Joseph Arthur, late of  RR#2, Gibsons, B.C.  Creditors and others having  claims against the said estate(s)  are hereby required to send them  duly verified to the PUBLIC  TRUSTEE, 800 Hornby Street,  Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 2C5,  before February 14, 1979, after  which date the assets of the said  estatels) will be distributed,  having regard only to claims  that have been received.  Clinton W.Foote  Public Trustee  H4.  found  Gloves, glasses, keys, watch,  etc. See Richard's Mens Wear  lost and found box ���Sunnycrest  Shopping Centre. #4  Livingstone: Passed away January 6, 1979, Edward Rainey  Livingstone, late of Granthams  Landing, aged 84 years. Survived  by his loving wife Annie; one  daughter Margaret Ann Wallace,  and husband Bill; five grandchildren, Ann McRae and her  husband Bob, Calgary; William  E��� David and his wife Maryeilen,  Christopher, and Ruth ��� all of  Vancouver; one sister, Ethel  Jerrard of Denman Island.  Memorial Service Saturday,  January 13 at II a.m. in Trinity  Baptist Church, 49th and Granville, Vancouver. Cremation.  Devlin Funeral Home Directors.  Remembrance Donations appreciated to St.Mary's Hospital.  tAAAAAAAAAsYatflnaYftAAl  Bob Kelly Clean-Up  Basements ��� Yards (Garages  ��� Anything  Dumplruck for hire  7 days a week  886-9433 Box 131. Gibsons  tfn  ^AAjAAA^AAAAAAAAAA  Plumbing Fi.lui  Hours:  Fri. S Sal.  10a.m.���5p.m.  Appointments anytime  Call 886-7621  Coast Business Directory  a-***** AUTOMOTIVE  *********     ********* ELECTRIC  ***********    ********* PLUMBING **********  Economy nuTO parts Ltd.  Automobile. Industrial  and Body Shop Supplies  Sechelt    885*5181  Tom Flieger   Phone 886-7868  LECTRICAL  CONTRACTING  Box 214. Gibsons. B.C.  VON1VO  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING - PIPEFITTING -STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  need tires?  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  al the S-BENDS on Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  t^/  Si  Holland Electric Ltd.  m W        Bill Achterberg  IV   886 9033  T&T Plumbing & Heating  Service renovation  & contract plumbing  Rick Wray, Manager  '   1    " ���  P. M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  Jl      P.O. Box609  1      Sechell, B.C.  But. 885-2332  IH       V0N3A0  Res. 888-7701  dS^tfo iEuropww Motoxa  ^* ^^ We speciali;e in Volkswagen Repairs  ftarts   885-9466 *hc-nda*  ANDREASSEN    ELECTRIC  IGIBSONS CO.! Serving the Sunshine Coast  BLECTRICAL CONTRACTOR.  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  ******* FLOOR COVEWm "******  COAST INSULATION COMPANY  Ph. 886-9297  "INSULATION-INSTALLATION"  'FIBERGLASS BATTS"   "BLOWN IN INSULATION"  Residential (New & Existing Houses) & Commercial  ******* BUILDING SUPPLY ********  /WT7  Id.  WINDSOR--.  ;  ~      iaa aiavaaa aaaaii  /    I I   Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bllolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.'  Delivery Phone 886-9221  Highway 101, Gibsons  tzfxol?    cHaqax  /    *���J  t, E'Ctehls  cHt.il  Days    886-2756  Evenings 886-9261  -Wi.-  r  ->  CARPET-CABINET-CERAMC  'CENTRE  Open Thurs.. Fri.. Sal.  10a.m.���5p.m.  Howe Sound Distributors Ltd.  kNorth Road, Gibsons, B.C.  886-2765,  'MISC. SERVICES i  /f****** DRIFTWOOD CRAFTS * AND*****  ********** Cabinets **********  I  SUNSHINE KITCHENS  CA B1NETS ��� REMODELLING  Showroom in Twilight Theatre Bldg.         8K6-"411  OPEN SAT. 10-ft OR BY APPOINTMENT ,  ****** CARPENTRY **********  R.Ginn Electric  General Wiring &  Qualified Workmanship  RRH2 MARLENE RD.,  ROBERTS CREEK   885-5379  CRAFT SUPPLIES ^  SEWING NOTIONS  \_ Sunnycrest    .Shopping    Centre,  Gibsons  JEWELRY  WOOL  886-2525     ���  LEL  ELECTRICAL  CONSTRUCTORS  R.S.(BOB) LAMBERT  jLAMBERT ELECTRIC LTD.  /T0M MORRISON  occine.iT,.,       rn������CD/.,*, OUA    f 16U  RESIDENTIAL ��� COMMERCIAL  BUS. BB6-8151    RES. 530-9BBD  GIBSONS, B.C.   VON IVO  W. T.   (Terry)  McBriJe  C Alt PESTER / CONTRACTOR        I'll. 880.7880  I IlliX 431  GIBSONS, B.C.        VON   IVO  **********    EXCAVATING    *******  PERMATRUSS FABRICATORS      EsTmates  (Gibsons) Ltd. 886-7318  Located next to Windsor Plywood p o. Box 748  Residential & Commercial Rool Trusses Gibsons, B.C.j  Cadre Construction Ltd. %^J  Framing, remodelling, additions^%  HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION-  . Payne Road, Gibsons 886-2311  s '  Gutters Phone: Eaves Troughs  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  JOHN ROBINSON CONTRACTING  ���a,** BACKHOE, DITCHING, DRAINS **���,  *** WATERLINES, ETC. ***  Box 237, SEWER LINES  Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0 PH.886-7983  ������� GIBSONS LANES Hwy10,^7T  Open Bowling Hours: Friday & i|&fc  Saturday 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. ��� ML  and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Uf^  Quality Farm 6 Garden Supply Ltd. -i  * Feed * Fencing     886;7527  * Pet Food    �� Fertilizer   ��?"���?���'  Gibsons  CERAMIC-QUARRY TILE-  MOSAIC  RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL  Zona, b.c.     J.LEPORETILE     Jp��0HnN/EP0RE  VON 1V0 886-8097  Cadre Construction ltd.  Replacements and Storm Windows  Expertly Installed  Payne Road, Gibsons 886-2311  Terry Connor  886-7040  PAINTING CONTRACm  Ho.tiJ40. ttilimiiin, B.C.  assified  aggregates  StoU VenkfuHUtt *itd.  EXCAVATING - LAND CLEARING  ROAD BUILDING GRAVEL  886-2830    ��  Concord Carpet Care  866-9351  CARPET & UPHOLSTERY  SAME DAY SERVICE ._  _���     ,  IGIBSONS-SE. JHELT-PENDER HARBOUR  r-  \  /T\  TRANSWEST HELICOPTERS  (Jbi  ($>  (1965) LTD,  Charter Helicopter Service  (��)  Box 875           886-7511  Gibsons  A  CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK  SEPT/C TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  Free Estimates  Excavations ��� Drainage Walerimes. etc  Ph  885-2921  Roberts   Creek  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Jackmg Materials for Sale  Phone 08t-2664      Member Allied Van Lines     fl.R /, Gibsons  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon lo Ole s Cove  685-9973 886-2938  Commerciai Container* available  Commercial  Residential  885-2992  Maintenance  Continuous  C & S Construction  Fiberglass Sundecks 278SSS3?  J. B. EXCAVATING 886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage Installation   ,,^  y>. ���  Dump Truck ���  Backhoe       '   V   .  ��� Cat*  Land Clearing V��',&���.*  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields     AiX-'si  JCHN HIND-SMITH  REF1IGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  Daryll Starbuck  hhl,'l"W  Dennis Collins  8Kb-7100  GIBSONS SAND & GRAVEL LTD  EXCAVATING ��� LAND CLEARING  ROAD BUILDING    GRAVEL  Classified aggregates       083-9313  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNER SERVICE  Complete Instrument OOD"/l  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  aa     .. ,      Top tall trees ad|acacent to building  MarvVolen ' _    886-959V  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE COAST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed lor Pesticide Spraying work wonted        work wonted       wo>h wonted"  Housecleaning: Cheap, efficient,  fast. Available immediately.  Rainy Day Maria 886-2821,  best between 6 & 8 p.m. #3  For Explosive Requirements:  Dynamite, electric or regular  caps, B line E cord and safety  fuse. Contact Gwen Nlmmo,  Cemetery Road, Gibsons. Phone  886-7778. Howe Sound Farmer  Institute. tfn  Landscaping and Garden maintenance. Fruit Trees, ornamentals  pruned: hedges trimmed. Flower  gardens installed and maintained.  886-9294 tfn  for /ole  Coast News, January 9,1979  9.  Fully      qualified  Free estimates.  Electrician.  886-254f  ifn  Journeyman finishing carpenter  and cabinet maker. If a quality  job at a competitive rate is what  you are after, you've found it,  no job loo big or small. For a free  estimate, call Guy Curwen.  al 885-5328, eves. tfn  CLAPP  CONCRETE  'Foundations  ���Driveways  'Custom Work  Wayne 'Free Estimates  Clapp  885-2125  after 7j00p,m,  for /ok  TREV GODDARD 886-2658 _ .BEAUTIFUL LOG HOUSE:  On Gower Point Road on 2.38  acres of sub-dlvidable land.  Two bedroom home with  large stone fireplace, modern  kitchen, two baths. Six Rl  (Residential One) lols may be  split Irom this attractive property with 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 wilh  separate dining, laundry facilities, etc., monthly rentals almost  $500. F.P. $55,000  UPPER GIBSONS: Three bedroom home with huge sundeck  overlooking Keats, the Bluff and Vancouver Island. Has self-  contained one bedroom suite for mother-in-law and brick lire-  places up and down. Has double carport and Is on quiel street.  F.P. $54,900  ON THE BLUFF: 3 BR home with unobstructed view Irom  Lantzville to the Malahat for only $48,500  DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: Six adlolnlng properties in  Lower Gibsons, ideal lor lownhouse, condominium or?????  Call for detailed Information.  BEAUTIFUL LANGDALE RIDGE:   New Ihree bedroom, full  basemeni house on quiet road.    Franklin lireplace ��� many  trees and permanent view   to Keats. $53,900  % ACRE WITH KEATS VIEW: Immaculale two 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  PENINSULA  ROOFING  & SHEET METAL  All Types ol Rooting  & Re-Rooting  Henry Rodriguez  Sechelt     885-9585  f We  T-OO-  Tf<-  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees are our  specialty.  * Topping  * Limbing  * Dinger tree removal  An Insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Service* Ltd.  885.2109  carry Style, McCall's, Butterick  J and ,  order Vogue Patterns  for your Sewing  ���������      Pleasure.  'Spring Fabrics]  arriving Soon!  ISewEas  "Cowrie St. Sechelt  BB5-272S  MUSIC  LESSONS  YOU ENJOY  886-9030  essie  uWoft/liSOK  Plana ft Organ  Begin at age 4 and older  1614 Marine Drive, Gibsons  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  SELKIRK  CHIMNEYS  All Sizes & Kits  Best Prices on Coaat  HIYl'S  s Sechelt  Square  deal:   new,   used   and  antique furniture.  For appointment phone James at  (112) 921-8380, Horseshoe Bay.  W.Van.  Sewing Machine Repairs: overhauls, tune-ups, chemical wash,  parts for all makes. All work  guaranteed, 21 yrs. experience.  Phone Steve 885-2691. tfn  M (/^W '��� -Jf  flTusic Weavers  New* Used  Albums & Tapes  The Home of People's Prices  u        886-9737       4  OFFICES AT  Sunnycrest Centre,  Gibsons  Toll Free 682-1513  Phone  886-2234  ���    IBSONS        VAND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD.  RR#2, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0  OFFICES AT:  Dental Block,  Gibsons  Toll Free 682-1513  Phone  886-2277  CONVEYANCING - REAL ESTATE CONSULTING - APPRAISALS - MORTGAGES - NOTARY PUBLIC  HOMES  COCHRANE ROAD: Six bedrooms,  lour bathrooms, large livingroom and  Kilchen with fireplace on full basement  with unfinished rec room, hot water heal.  Two sundecks. All hardwood floors. On  67x172 lol only two blocks from the  ocean. This house requires some finishing and can be yours for $55,000  SOWER POINT & HEAOfBP I Lovely  spacious  (approxInutely^^H aq.lt.)  HreoJH, 1 w^oSer huge lamily  rec n^kall waflood floors except for  kilchenaA rec room. Situated on large  corneta^pfctacular view lot t00x130x  109x112. Very reasonably priced al  $49,500  CRUCIL ROAO: Bright and spacious  three bedroom family view home In excellent condition located within easy  walking distance to schools and shops.  Large kilchen with built-in dishwasher  and Indirect lighting. Two fireplaces.  Huge recreation room. Lots of extra space  In daylight basement for den or extra  bedroom and workshop. S58.9C0  CHERYL ANNE PARK RD: Roberta  Creek. Excellent Iwo bedroom starter or  retirement home In quiet subdivision  only lour miles to Gibsons. Home Is on a  nicely landscaped lol and only one block  to level beach. Some view. Can be purchased lor under $2,000 down and with  such low payments there ia no reason to  rent. $17,000  LANGDALE: This non-basement Langdale three bedroom view home features  extensive use of granite on exterior and  huge walk around fireplace. Modern kitchen has solid walnut cabinets and built-  in dishwasher. A garage and workshop  round oul the picture. $49,500  1780 SCHOOL ROAD: Cory, comfortable lour bedroom older home on large lot.  Conveniently located between upper and  lower Gibsons. Several fruit trees. Zoned  lor multiple dwelling. Excellent sterter  home and a good Investment and holding  property. $32,000  JOHNSON RD: New home under construction. The ideal lime to purchase Is  right now, so you can choose your colours. Three bedrooms, diningroom,  family room end utility room. $49,500  LOOKOUT AVE: Near new three bedroom home In good condition on large  view lot in new subdivision just past the  Sunshine Coast Arena In Sechelt. Boating facilities close by. Owner is transferred and you may have immediate  possession. $51,900  MALAVIEW RD: Quality buill three  bedroom ranch style home on treed  landscaped lot In area ol new homes.  Located on quiet cul-de-sac providing  safety for children and pels. The home is  in immaculate condition and features  separate diningroom, wall to wall carpeting, spacious kitchen, utility room and  double windows. Easy vt.-lk to elementary  school. $45,900  CHEHVL ANNE PARK ROAO: Large  three bedroom home with finished  heatilator fireplaces up and down. Situated on approcimately 1 / 3 of an acre on  a no-through road. Needy landscaped  and nicely treed. Rec room roughed in  wilh linished bathroom downstairs.  Double windows throughout. Excellent  family home. $67,800  FIRECREST RD: Three bedroom home In  quiet rural subdivision surrounded bv  ALR properties on all sides. One mile  from schools and shopping. Urge open  livingroom wilh fireplace. The full basement hs a finished lireplace tor your  rec room Ideas. $49,900  ROSAMUND RD: Safeway Doublewide  on fully landscaped lot on Rosamund  Road. Separatee garage and metal atoi  age shed. Lols ol shrubs wilh bark mulch  Good vegetable.patch. This ia an e>-  Iremely well built unit���bull In Ihe Pre'  rles for nothern living. $39,90J  DAVIDSON RD: Lovely new three bedroom home in Langdale Ridge. 1230  sq.ft. upstairs. All large rooms. Double  windows throughout, sundeck and lull  unfinished basement. Situated on newly  '/> acre. 90x200 wilh private access road.  All this and a beautilul view ol Keals  Island and surrounding waters. $63,900  FAIRVIEW 4 PRATT RD: Excellent  starter or retirement home. This nicely  appointed single bedroom home features  a large livingroom with cozy brick fireplace. Many wood feature walls. Property  is nicely landscaped and completely  fenced, urge carport with storage shed  at   rear.   Some  appliances  Included.  $32,900  O'SHEA RD: Small older home In centre  ol Gibsons Village. Flat land. Walking  distance  lo  shopping.   All   services.  $29,600  WINN ROAD: Fourplex. Positive cash  flow with eleven thousand dollars revenue per year. Top units contain live bedrooms with one end a hall bathrooms.  Lower suites are large two bedroom  units. Low maintenance and good return  make this an excellent Investment  value. Close lo all Ihe amenities. Financing available. $69,900  FAIRVIEW RD: Revenue. Duplex on a Vi  acre lot represents Ihe Ideal Investment  property. There are 1,232 sq.lt. In both  of these side by side suites. Features are  post and beam construction wilh feature  wall fireplace and sundecks. There Is  appeal lo separate rental markets with a  two and a three bedroom suite. Assumption of present mortgage makes purchase  very easy and a yearly Income ot over  $7,000 makes this property hard to beet.  $75,000  HENRY ROAO: Well built duplex on  level acreage In rural Gibsons. Each  side contains livingroom, diningroom,  two bedrooms, kitchen, laundry and  atorage room. Included are two stoves,  two frktoee and curtains. $86,900  HIGHWAY 101: 5.3 acres of Industrial  with highway frontage. Come in and discuss your requirements. We can cut off  an acre with 177 feet on Ihe highway.  All services available. This la luture  development territory for the core ol  Glbaona.  LOTS  UPLANDS RD: Tuwanek. Ideal recreation lot In beautifully wooded and parklike selling. Zoned lor trailers. This lot  overlooks Sechelt Inlet and the Umb  Island. $9,600  WAKEFIELD RD: Good building, lot on  water and power overlooking Georgia  Strait and the Trail islands. This la a cor-  ner lot in a newly built up area. $12,809  McCULLOUGH RD: Wilson Creek.  Close lo one acre ol treed property with  subdivision possibilities. 822,800  COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT: Gibsons. With waterfront as scarce as It is  thia double use lol represents real value.  $33,000  GOWER PT.RD. AT 14th: Nearly Vi acre  of view property. Approximately SOx  250. R2 zoned wilh two distinctive  building sites. Local by-laws allow two  dwellings on this property. Partially  cleared. Close to Gibsons and does to the  beach. 816,606  SOUTH FLETCHER: Al School Road.  Two lots 40x150 each. One lot has a cottage which could be rented. These lots  are mostly cleared and reedy for building.  A spectacular view of the entire Bay aree  and Keats Island. 627,8(10  GRANDVIEW 6 PRATT: Building lot In  a fast growing area. Approximate size is  146x141x74x125. Present all oilers on the  esklng priced 811,600  SCHOOL RO: Three view lots 73x110.  On sewer. Three blocks Irom schools  and shopping cenlre. Cleared for building. $16,00000.  SMITH ROAD: Cleared view lol close to  ferry terminal and ocean view. Triangular shaped lot with good building site.  $14,000  CHERYL ANNE PARK RD: Roberts  Creek. Urge lol with beautilul trees end  some view on quiel cul-de-sac In area ol  fine homes. Before you decide see this  attractive low priced properly. Owner  will consider terms. $12,500  LAUREL RD: Sechell. Approximately  72(297 nicely treed, some clearing on  the lol will create a beautilul Davis Bay  view. Almost VS acre of view property Is  hard to find. $17,800  LAUREL RD: Sechelt. On Ihe high side  of Ihe road this Davis Bay view lot will  be all your dream home ever Imagined.  Priced to aell and waiting lor you lo build  on. 814,600  LANGDALE RIDGE: Davidson Road.  Bargain price on Ihis lot amongst attractive new homes on quiet cul-de-sac.  86,660  MAPLE ROAD: .97 of en acre on Maple  Road (drive down Pine Road). Southern  exposure with water and island view.,  816,000  ACREAGE  PARK ROAD: Gibsons. Excellenl prospects lor Ihe one who holds this potentially commercially zoned 5 acres. Lightly  cleared, close to shopping centre and  schools. 869,000  LANGDALE: 4.31 acres. Excellenl holding property right across Irom Ihe ferry  terminal. Langdale Creek Is the eastern  boundary of this property. $39,800  CONRAD RD: Next lo Camp Byng.  2V> acres wilh limited access Leek Creek  runs through this partially cleared level  acreage. Zoned lor mobile homes. Excellent lor your hobby larm. $16,600  SCHOOL ROAD: 1.56 acres adlacenl lo  Ihe elementary school. Could be subdivided lo lota. On sewer and all services.  $66,000  O'SHEA & ABBS RDS: Approximately  2Vt acres ol prime, view properly approved lor a ten lot subdivision by the  Village ol Glbaona. Included la a complete set of engineering drawings outlining size ol lots and services required.  881,600  NORTH ROAD: 3.4 park-Ilka acres.  Access from side road will secure privacy. Nicely treed. Close to the village.  $29,900  CREEKSIDE PARK ESTATES  Now Gibsons Village has lots for single wides, double  wides and conventional homes, all on sewer, water, hydro  and all within 3 blocks of the shopping centre, schools, and  Medical Clinic.  Come in and discuss a unit and a lot as a package  deal with approved bank financing.  Lots priced between $10,900 and $13,900 depending  on view and size.  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  JON MCRAE  685-3670  ANNE GURNEY  886-2164  CHRIS KANKAINEN  885-3545  ARNEPETTERSEN  886-9793  JAYVISSER  885-3300  DAVE ROBERTS  B86-8040  1974 Thomas  model   700  skid  steer loader, hydrostatic drive,  Rops canopy, c/w fork lift art.  Narrow tires. $2,700.  Sth   wheel   eg   trailer   21'x8'  (16' deck) gros VW 12,000 lb.  $1,200.  Commercial   Can   Buoy,   42"x  42". $125.00.  Loading Tongs, opens to 42*.  $125.00.  Mobile home axles, c/w tires X  Elec. Brakes. $225.00.  Heavy Duty Double drum winch,  No power. $250.00.  Phone 884-5388. 1*3  WOODSTOVES-  YOU BET!  TALK TO THE  FOLKS  at Macleods  Sechelt  One oak sideboard, $125 firm;  one Electrolux carpet shampooer  as new, $80.886-9513. HI  Ten speed bicycle for boys, aged  ten to fourteen, 24 inch wheels.  Price $45. 886-7138 after 4:00.  #2  Zenith colour TV 26*, remote  control console model. Good condition, $400 o.b.o. Hanimex  Slice Projector, automatic focus,  remote control, stand, 50x50  screen with tripod stand and pointer light, $75 complete. 35 mm  camera, German make, $40;  electronic flash, $10; light meter  $5; and gadget bag $5. 886-2956.  iM  Two BF Goodrich GT700 15"  radial snows on VW wheels,  $3O@.20O gallon fuel oil tank  $95; metal fireplace $75; soft  top Toyota land cruiser $270.  885-3410. #2  886-2912  Gibsons  Lawn Mower ��C  Chain Saw Service)  appliance/  Have purchased new Hotpoint  washer. Have like-new Inglis  for sale.  Macleods, Sechell. 885-2171.  APPLIANCES  WE NEED USED  STOVES&  FRIDGES  Best Trades on  Hot Point at  Macleods Sechelt  885-2171  llvc/tock  sSS.  LIVESTOCK HAULING  HORSESHOEING  Patrick Horvalh 886-9845 evea.  DR. NICK KLEIDER IS  AVAILABLE EVERY MONDAY. PRACTICE LIMITED  TO HORSES ONLY. FOR  APPOINTMENT PLEASE  CALL: EQUINE VET CENTRE 112-530-5344 (LANGLEY)  OR DIANA STARBUCK SHb-  9739 (GIBSONS).  Stable space and grazing grounds  for rent. For information phone  886-2856. 172  Horse Manure for Sale  886-2160  tfn  wonled  lot Igftj  Furnished two bedrooms, ground  floor, duplex. Lower Gibsons.  Close to everything. $225. Phone  Chris, 886-2277. #2  Two bedroom funished trailer.  Waterfront, sorrv no pets, available Jan. 1.886-2887. tfn  Cottages, weekly or monthly.  Housekeeping units, furnished.  T.V. Ritz Motel. 886-2401.       Ifn  Gibsons large two floor, 4 bedroom apartment, $265. One large  2 bedroom apartment, available immediately, $205 885-9834,  Jerry. H2  Three bedroom home on three  tots, panoramic view, all appliances, w/w carpets, Granthams  Landing, $300/mo. refs required.  886-2842. #3  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. Ifn  One bedroom trailer, furnished,  set up at Irwin, suit mature  person. $155, incl. Hydro. 886-  7290 after 6 p.m. HI  Two bedroom view house in  village, fireplace, carpets, drapes  stove, fridge. References. $275.  Box 36. #2  Deluxe 4 bedroom home in Gibsons, near schools and shopping,  two fireplaces, w/w carpeting,  immaculate. $350. Phone 886-  7963. #4  Comfortable fully furnished  downstairs waterfront suite,  ideal for retired couple. Rent  $150 per month includes heat  and light. No pets. Non-smokers  preferred. 886-9859. 174  One bedroom deluxe suite-  wall to wall' carpets, drapes,  fridge,'stove and heat included.  Occupancy 15 Jan. No children or  pets. 886-7112 days; 886-9038  eves. tfn  Modern bachelor cottage, fully  furnished, carport, near beach,  Rbt. Creek, avail, now. $200.  886-2923. #4  Fully furnished 3 rm suite, includes kitchen utensils. Three mi.  N. of ferry. Jan. 15. $145. 886-  2923. Hi  Roberts Creek-W.F. $795/  mo. Three room cottage, insulated, elec. heat, frplce, stove and  fridge. Adults only. 886-2554 or  112-433-0192. #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  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 Coasl  Trailer Parks. 886-9826. tfn  Gibsons waterfront studio suite  for rent, semi-furnished. $135 per  mo. 886-9439. tfn  Room and Board: cosy rooms wilh  view. Home-cooked meals. 886-  9033. tfn  Small two bedroom cottage '/a  acre treed lot, Pratt Rd. Furnished. 886-7800 #3  NOW RENTING  EXECUTIVE  HOUSE APARTMENTS  ovcainoKiHooiatoNtHAiiaoua  37 Deluxe  1 and 2 Bedroom Suites  ��Controllad Front Entrance  * Coloured Appliances  * Cablevision  * Panoramic View  * Extra Sound-Prool Suites  * Drapes  * Wall-to-wall Carpet  RENTS Irom $230.00  to IMMIHE rtmttt OOD_yO" J  after 5 p.m.  Private Timber Wanted: Fir,  Cedar, Hemlock. Top prices paid.  Egmont Contracting Ltd. 886-  9066 or 883-9066. H9  $100 Flnder'a Fee for Info leading  lo purchase:  36'���42' ex-Gillnetter, packer,  or trailer with T licence and full  stern. $20,000-$40.000. Also  interested in leasing. 112-  886-7859, Dale, after 6 p.m.     #2  I0TON 'A' LICENCE  Commercial    Salmon     Licence  'A' Category, 10 tons. Offers to  $7,500 per ton. Replies to Box  50, c/o Coast News. HI  wonted  mobile home/  1970 Leader 12x45 Mobile Home,  fully furnished, 2 bedroom with  covered sundeck. $7,500. Call  Marcia at 886-7804 or 885-  2201. #3  One bedroom trailer furnished.  Set up at Irwin. Suit mature person. $3,500 firm. 886-7290  after 6 p.m. H2  C.M.H.C. Approved 14' and  Double Wide mobile homes  on sewered lots now available. I0'i��:, Interst. 25 yr,  mortgage. 5% down on total  cosl of home and lol. Down  Pmt. starts as low as $1,695  NOW ON DISPLAY  NEW UNITS  3 MONTHS  KKEERENT  with purchase  14x70Atco . 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  ImileWof Gibsons, Hwy 101  Open 7 DAYS A WEEK  Ph. 886-9826  HOMIS  12x55   Esta   Villa,   2   B.R.,  Fridge,   stove,   dishwasher.  Excellent Condition  Will Del. or Pad Avail.  24x40   Highwood,    2   B.R.,  Ensuite Bath.  Last of low-  priced    Doubles.    Available  for immediate del.  1979 models in stock now  We have available:  24x60; 24x52; 24x48; 24x44  CMHC Homes Now Available  Bank Mortgages Available  Coast Mobile Homes Ltd,  Box 966. Sechell. B.C.  8B5-9979  "across from the Legion"  MDL00623A  moilne  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. HI  For Sale: 'IRENE D' ��� combination gillnet (roller. Gr. A licence.  886-2550. #3  36' trailer 'A' licence, diesel  "MADELON". excellent sea  boat,  $85,000 o.b.o.   886-8087.  Hi  110 Mercury Outboard Molor,  used two seasons. Excellent  condition. $425. Call evenings,  883-2424 tfn  Wanted to Buy: Logs or Timber.  Fir, Hemlock, Cedar ��� Porpoise  Bay Logging Ltd. 885-9408 or  885-2032. tfn  Timber wanted: Fir, hemlock,  cedar and poles. Top prices.  Let us give you an estimate.  DltO Log Sorting Ltd. Phone  886-7896 or 886-7700. Ifn  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Flr-Homlock-Ccdar  I.&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Lid.  I'hone 886-7033  Miller  Marine Electronics  886-^18  Dccca Marine Radar  S&TVHF&SSB&  Universe CB  See Lome or Lee  Lower Gibsons, next lo  Dogwood Cafe  IAN   MORROW   ft   CO.   LTD.  Marine Surveyors, Condition and  detail surveys for Evaluation.  Surveys   for   insurance   claims.  Suriinii grounds, Twin Creek ���    Phone 886-2433,886-9458.  moling  PSSSSSSSS3SSSS9  21' Fiberform 165 HI' Inboard  outboard. Head, sounder,  40 channel C.B., cassette  tapedeck, Spare prop plus  many more extras. The moorage is paid al Smitt) \ until  May 1979. The boal is in  excellenl condition, Owner  must sell. $7,500.886.9491,  Esssssssssssssssl  HIGGS MARINE SURVEYS LTD.  Insurance claims, condition and  valuation surveys. Serving the  Sunshine Coast and B.C. Coastal  Waters. Phone: 885-9425. 885-  9747, 885-3643. 886-9546.        tin  GARDEN BAY MARINE  SERVICES LTD,  883-7722 or evenings K8.i-2M)2  15'6"     Sidcwing     Hourston  Glascraft   (new)   ���   $3,000;  18' Snbrccmrt Mil  Merc. ��� $4.91)0: 17' KiC  Thermoglass, 115 HP Evinrude ��� $2,800 50 HP Merc  Outboard ��� SbOO; Dclroit  Diesels ��� One 471 (in line):  3-cytinder     Nissin      diesel.  Boat Moving  iV.  Covered  Winter  Storage,  Call Garden Bay  Marine Services Ltd.  883-2722 or evenings 883-2602  property  CHECK THESE BUYS  M_fcj  Priced Io sell. Well dcsi^iu-tl  modern, new 3 bedroom home  in ideal location. Close to al!  facilities. F.P. $44,000  Ideal familv home on quiet 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  Strail and Howe Sound.  Two fireplaces, mahogany  trim, full basemen, features  completed rec. den. laundry,  workshop, carport. Landscaped.  Reduced  to  $59,9(10  Near new, .1 bedroom basement home on level lol. Convenient u-shaped kitchen,  bright spacious eating area,  w/w carpets, ensuite in  mast.B.K. r.l\ $45,000  For appointment call after  6 p.m. 886-2783.  MUST SELL  By owner: older home wilh  beautiful view, three bedrooms, basement. u \\,  electric stove, garbage burner,  fridge, deep freeze, dbl.  garage and workshop wilh own  KM) amp service, oil cable,  sewer, etc. $.17,500 or reasonable offer,   HM(��-2l)l��().        n  r****************1  FOR SALE BY OWNER  4.4 acres cultivated oft North  Road. This farmctte has to  be seen to be appreciated.  Two dwellings, barn. etc.  88b-7hH^^^^^  A number tti utile:  885-5171  WHARF REALTY LTD.  Modern 1300 sq.ft., 3 bedroom  home. fireplace, basement,  workshop, patio with brick Bar  BQ. Also large garage, all on 1  acre on Pratt Rd. _4$3i)0Q.~  $46,500.886-9154. tfn^  Acreage, 4Vi acres in Gibsons,  zoned R3, 3 bdrm, full bsmt,  VA baths, hardwood floors,  H.W. heat, close to shopping and  school. 886-9219. #3  1   I  I 10.  Coast  corner  By Ian Corrance  Kc.Kc...Goodness ll's cold  With this spell of cold wea-  ihcr. we humans are having a  outomojlwe  News, January 9,1979  rough time of it, what with  burst pipes, sitting in freezing cars early in the morning  waiting for them to warm up,  and all similar hardships. Two  things make me feel that  we're not too hard done by:  1. I phoned Scotland on Friday and they're having blizzards, two feet of snow and in  even the larger towns a lot of  basic supplies are running  low; 2. A hummingbird has  been making regular visits to  my garden and from reports  I get there are quite a few  around, poor little beggars;  they should be in Brazil  where any self-respecting  hummingbird would be at  this time of year.  With most of the lakes  frozen it's pretty hard on the  bird life that frequents them.  I was down looking at the  ducks at the Sechelt Marsh  outomoliwe  COQUITMM CENTO  DNSUNLTD.  E.E.(Mickey) Coe  2780-2786 Barnet Highway  Coquitlam, B.C. V3B1B9  74 Dodge van I27 in W.B. 318  I'.S.. P.B.. camperized, propane  light, stove, w/oven, sink and  ice box. Sleeps lour. $3,600o.b.o.  S80-2541. #2  Triumph (TR 7). Immaculate  condition. Low mileage. New  tires. Call 886-2813. #2  help wonted  1976 MG Midget. Good condition. Call Marcia at 886-7804 or  885-2201. $3,500. H  1974 Datsun 710, 38,000 miles.  Needs trunk work. $950 firm.  Can be seen at Sunshine Coast  Motors. Mechanic section,  Phone 733-4427. #2  help wonted  CLERK TYPIST ENTRY POSITION  An immediate opening Is available for a Clerk  Typist at Howe Sound Pulp Division of Canadian  Forest Products Ltd. at Port Mellon, B.C.  Duties Include providing assistance and relief  for a number of established positions. Applicants  are expected to possess typing competency of  60 w.p.m. and be familiar with letter forming, tabulation, and the use of simple office equipment.  Competitive salary with complete range of  benefits available. Applicants should reply In  writing including full resume and work history to:  Industrial Relations Department, Canadian  Forest Products Ltd., Howe Sound Pulp Division,  Port Mellon, B.C.  baC.fi yuhon  Reporter and Reporter-photographers arc required to handle  thc expanding operations at the  Northern Times, a morning daily  newspaper published in Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon. Send  resume and full particulars to  Editor, Yukon News, 211 Wood  St., Whitehorse, Yukon. #3  Accountant-office mgr. required  for successful fast growing  community newspaper in Vancouver area. Duties include supervision ofa staff of 6 accounting  personnel. This position will be  of interest to a second or third  year RIA or CGA who is long on  interpersonal skills and supervisory abilities. The accountant  prepares monthly statements and  reports for management and supervises office support functions. This is an opportunity for  a person with a good background  in systems and procedures to  join one of North America's  most successful publications.  Salary starts at $1,600, wilh lots  of room to grow. Please reply:  Box 135. BCYCNA, 808-207  W.Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C.  All replies will bc answered.   #2  HELP WANTED: Quality Control Supervisor. Wc require a  Ouality Control Supervisor for our  Sawmill and Plancrmill operation,  located 13 miles west of Vanderhoof, B.C. Our company operates one of thc largest integrated forest industry complexes  in B.C. with an annual production  of 150 million FBM. Vonderhoof  is a modern progressive town in  thc northern interior of B.C. and  offers and excellent lifestyle.  Thc Ouality Control Supervisor  will bc responsible for both the  operation and maintenance of an  effective quality control programme steming from the log  yard deliveries and progressing  through the manufacturing process, ending at thc final dressed  product with emphasis on maximum yield. This position offers  an attractive salary and comprehensive employee benefit package. Please apply in confidence to  The Mill Manager, Plcatcau  Mills Ltd.. Box 2001, Vanderhoof. B.C. 567-4725. H2  trowel  For All  Your  Travel  Needs  peninsula  trawl  886-9755  Registered  Travel Agent  opportunitie/  Need Extra Caah? Be a Fuller  representative In your area.  885-2550. #3  NINE WAYS TO MAKE MONEY  Wc will show you how to turn  spare time into cash, part time at  home.  Write P.J.M. & Co., P.O. Box  9I33I, W. Vancouver, B.C.  V7V3N9. #11  ATTENTION LOGGERS  Alder, Maple Sawlogs wanted,  F.O.B., any B.C. saltwater dump.  Call   Jacobson-Phillips,   collect  684-6236. #13  b.c.fi yuhon  Experienced reporter for Southern B.C. weekly newspaper, away  from the Lower Mainland. Successful applicant must be fully  experienced, and able to produce.  Job offers opportunity for advancement. Steady position, good  salary and other benefits go with  the job. Please forward job application including references,  employment history and samples  of writing to: Box 134 BCYNA,  808-207 W.Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C. #3  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY:  It is not too late to learn income  lax preparation with U&R Tax  Services, thc All-Canadian  Company. Send for free brochure  today. U&R Tax Services, 220  St.Mary's Rd., Winnipeg, Man.  Franchises avail. #3  and didn't envy them. Now  would be the time to give them  a handout. Keep your dogs  away or on leash when you  go. From what I hear, the  wildfowl at Lost Lagoon in  Stanley Park are having it  rough. People are either  allowing their dogs to run  loose or they are escaping  and chasing the birds, which  with the lake frozen have  nowhere to run to and are  being mauled. From reports  I've heard, the dog catcher  has had to go after the  offenders with tranquilizing  darts. It's a comical sight  to watch a duck come in for a  landing on ice, but for the  birds, this weather poses a  real threat.  For those people who have  bird feeders in their gardens,  it's a good idea to try and keep  a supply of unfrozen water  around for your visitors to  drink; they find it kinda hard  to chip ice with their beaks.  Bird meeting  This is just another reminder that Wayne Diakow will  be holding the first Marsh  Society bird meeting at  Chatelech Junior High this  Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Room  112. He'll be contacting the  members of the Marsh Society to drag them out of their  cozy houses and down to the  meeting. From the looks of  things, those who go will be  glad that they did. You don't  have to be a member of the  Society to attend, but we hope  that you will be interested  enough to join. If you want  more information, get a hold  of Wayne Diakow at 883-  9159.  Odds 'n ends  I have the word SMOKING  written on a scrap of paper  as a reminder of I don't know  what, unless it's because  there's only two of us in the  office who had enough backbone not to bend under the  strain of New Year's resolutions and quit. When she  goes home on the weekend,  it's lonely.  Keith Simpson, from the  Wildlife Branch is still looking  for a reasonably-priced place  to base his Pender operations  this year. He'll be up here  intermittently from February  to October, and would like to  rent a permanent base for this  period, while he continues his  studies of the great blue  heron. Give me a call if you  have a suitable place:  That's all. If you have any  interesting experiences, or  observations, give me a call  at 886-7817 or 886-2622, ta.  Licences  1979 TRADE AND DOG  LICENCES:  Dog owners who live and  businesses which operate in  Gibsons R.C.M.P. Detachment's rural area and who formerly purchased their dog  and/or business trade li-  cence(s) at the Detachment  office, are required to obtain  their 1979 licences from the  following:  Office of the Government  Agent  Room 222���800Hornby St.,  Vancouver, B.C. V6Z2C5  Guess Where  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 460, Gibsons. Last  week's winner was Debbie Harrison of Box 586, Gibsons, B.C. who correctly identified the location at the corner of Skyline and Shoal Lookout on the Bluff.  The Sunshine Coast Choristers are pictured here as they bring the sound of Christmas to their part of the coast.  Difficulties (cont'd)  Nicholson  to Florida  Ed Nicholson, who is in  charge of Special Education  for School District #46, will  be travelling to Orlando,  Florida, shortly to take part in  a convention being organized  by the Council for Exceptional  Children.  Nicholson is presently  President of the Council of  Administrators for Special  Education and as such is automatically a member of the  C.E.C. Board of Directors.  All expenses in relation to  the trip are paid by the Council for Exceptional Children.  CAMpbells J  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  NEXT TO BATHROOM ACCENT  IN THE   HEARTOFSECHELT  Your friendly neighbourhood $*��*  drop-off point for Coast News \/*���  Classified Ads.  tion 8, a deputy head may  prescribe the hours of work of  an employee where, in his  opinion, special circumstances or the nature of the  work so require, but in such  case the hours of work prescribed by him shall  (a) over any fifty-two week  period, average not less than  the standard weekly hours of  work of that employee; or  (b) in any week, not exceed  by more than eight hours the  standard weekly hours of that  employee".  (3) To properly assign duties as outlined in the Seamen's job descriptions.  In my opinion, unless Treasury Board authorizes the  necessary increase in man  years, the patrol vessels above  will have to tie up for approximately five months each year.  Sir, the present system is  causing havoc. The overtime  which is paid at the rate of  time and one-half and double  time is costing your government more than it would cost  if you increased the man  years.  The obvious solution is to  introduce a system of 14 days  on/14 days off as has already  been done in Halifax.  For the record, I will cite  the case of one seaman:  Robert Hong, an oiler on the  M/V Cape Roger, has worked  91 days without a day off and  is scheduled to make another  two-week trip tomorrow as  Fisheries has no relief oiler  available, Canada Manpower  has oilers available. Fisheries  is not permitted to use them.  The only way the men can get  leave is to become ill when the  boat is about to sail. This  means that thc ships are often  sailing shorthanded which  not only increases thc workload of the seamen left on  board ��� it also affects the  safety of the ship.  By a copy of this letter, I  intend to advise interested  individuals of the seamen's  plight ��� knowing that it can  be easily solved once we put  our minds to the task.  PUBLIC SERVICE ALLIANCE  OFCANADA  Michael J.Stokes,  Regional Representative  Thanks  Editor:  Thank you for your fine help  in making the all-denominations carol services such a  big success.  All concerts were well  attended and well received.  Let's hope we can make it  an annual event.  The Sunshine Choristers,  Gibsons, B.C.  More Thanks  Editor:  The Arthritis Society is  again very much indebted to  your paper and its helpful  staff for their continuing  assistance in bringing about a  greater awareness in your  community of our treatment, research and education programmes.  During 1978, the Society  has expanded its territories  to reach more arthritis patients, added a new mobile  occupational therapy van,  initiated new drug studies,  and increased our campaign  totals by twenty-five percent.  A new book, "You Asked  About Rheumatoid Arthritis",  edited by our medical director  also became available.  We were again studied by a  Task Force which is using our  provincial programme as a  prototype for a similar one  being developed in the United  States.  My purpose in writing is to  say that your paper and your  community through their support are helping to make a  great deal possible for the  arthritis patient in B.C. and  for our Society. We extend our  sincere thanks and warm  wishes for the New Year.  R.J.Smith,  Executive Director  #W  YOUR AUTOPLAN  CENTRj  Taking care of  all your Real Estate Needs  Seaside Plaza  886-2000     Evenings Norm Peterson  886-9121 886-2607  An open house  is being held at  Harmony  Hall for  Charlie and Mary Strom's  50th WEDDING    ANNIVERSARY!  on Jan. 13th from 1:30-3:30 p.m  Everyone Welcome!  2nd Annual  Inventory Sale  January 4���14  25% off  Everything  rV  Bookcase  on tYie say   112.921.9413  6615 Royal Avenue, Horseshoe Bay  will keep the spider away from your door.  is


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