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 The Sunshine  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15( per copy on newsstands  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  Volume 31, Number IO  March 7,1978  Gibsons - a  tentative yes  For members of thc Regional Board and Gibsons Council,  March certainly came in like a lion this year at the meeting held  in the Regional Board office on the first of this month. Resulting at one point in one of the members storming out before the  conclusion of the evening.  The meeting was an effort on the part of the Regional Board  to bring Gibsons into the Joint Recreational Function. During  the course of the meeting the Gibsons Council had to go into  caucus twice, after the first private consultation it was decided  that there would be no benefit to the people of the Gibsons area  if they joined in the function, but after further talks with the  Regional Board members and another caucus meeting the final  decision was to accept the Board's proposal in principle.  Regional Director Harry Almond opened the meeting by  explaining that although a recreational proposal was already  drawn up excluding Gibsons, it was open to adjustment if the  Village decided to join, the main addition being the inclusion of  the newly opened swimming pool.He went on to point out that  the Area 'F' representative had expressed the willingness  of the people in his area to contribute to the pool deficit and running costs, since the facilities were available and well used by  the constituents.  Representative of Area E George Gibb felt that if the whole  area were to amalgamate the possibility of duplication of effort  would be eliminated. He pointed out as an example the proposal for a curling rink to be included into the Sechelt arena complex.  Director Hoemburg cited as  an example of co-operation  between the different areas,  the West Howe Sound Fire  Protection District. This had  been operating smoothly for  many years and he could see  the Recreational Facility running along the same lines. He  urged that a decision be made  quickly as the grant application for the Pender Harbour  Pool was being held up for  this, and the deadline date  was not far off.  Alderman Lorraine Goddard  of Gibsons ��� the main driving  force behind the pool, told the  assembly that Gibsons was  in the forefront as far as  spending money on recreation, having raised over  $4,000.00 in the past year,  and could not see how the  community could be better  served.  One of the worries voiced by  the Gibsons representatives  was that control of the pool  would be taken out of their  hands and be run by the region. Chairman Almond replied to this by assuring that  lines of jurisdiction would be  drawn out regarding pool  management for the present,  and if in the future it looked to  be financially advisable the  The somewhat stormy meeting of the Gibsons  Council and the Regional Board which took place  last week is pictured at a more tranquil moment.  From thc left, clockwise are Harry Almond  Regional   Board   Chairman,   Vera   McCallistcr  *V''"  amalgamation would be considered. A co-ordinating a-  gency was felt to be advisable, and one idea was that a  member from the adjacent  regional area be appointed to  the Pool Committee.  Regional Director Mulligan voiced his views that in  thc past unanimous decision  to opt for blanket recreational  funding, as opposed to specific area funding, his vote in  favour had been made with  thc inclusion of Gibsons in  mind, but stated "1 suggest  ��      .ijfBSJ'tf ��� . (���'Vj^. *'���*','.'  2  Intrepid Coast News Photographer Manuane Laplante set out in a boat to film the killer  whales last week but the view of this fin was as close as she got.  that we revamp the proposal  to include the full operating  costs, I can't see how the Village can buy this at present!"  The Village members  held a private meeting in the  outer offices. When they returned, they informed the  Board that they had decided  against joining.  The main reason given was  that while other participants  in the program would be receiving 100% financing the  Gibsons pool would only , ^  ceive 38%. Lorraine Goddard  said that the view of the Council was that if 100% involvement was promised by the  Regional Board then the proposal would be considered.  It was pointed out by regional members that the figure  of $35,000 was only a provisional one, and meant as a  guideline for the opening of  negotiations. Chairman Almond backed this up by saying  that he was prepared to say  that the full running costs,  plus the amortization of the  $100,000 still owing would be  taken care of.  Mayor Blain of Gibsons  said that he was in agreement  with his Council members and  wondered why 100% had not  been offered in the first place.  In the middle of suggesting,  tongue in cheek, that it may  be because his Council was  considered "to be bad boys"  for not joining at the outset of  the  plan,   Area   E   Director  George Gibb, Charles Lcc, Morgan Thompson,  Larry Trainor, Mayor Lome Blain, Lorraine  Goddard, Bernie Mulligan, Jim Marshall. Not  pictured, Peter Hoemberg.  Electors meet  The March monthly meeting of the Elphinstone Electors Association discussed garbage disposal on the Sunshine  Coast, the pros and eons of  the present sanitary landfill  method, which may be relatively inexpensive but really  does little more than cover  over the refuse and thc inevitable leaching in wet  weather remains a pollution  hazard. Concerned aboul the  need to recycle metals, glass  and compostable material,  plus thc fact that sooner or  later as thc population grows  suitable land for garbage  dumps will be difficult to find,  the members asked Regional  Director George Gibb to continue to press for a more detailed study of alternatives.  Satisfaction was expressed  that George Gibb will attend  thc Government sponsored  seminar on garbage disposal in Victoria next month  and it is hoped the Association will be able to send Dick  Derby as well.  George Gibb repotted thai  apparently the Department of  Highway engineers insist  on backing the middle ntute  for thc new highway regardless of thc often and clearly  expressed wishes of thc  people for lhc higher route.  Maryannc West reported  that Gibsons Council although  apparently favouring a  Gospel Rock Park in principle  were not willing to take the  initiative to gather Ihe basic  information necessary to  any serious discussion of the  matter. Gospel Rock - to be.  or not to be - has been turned  over to thc Gibsons Vicinity  Committee, to be renamed the  Sub-Regional Committee, in  which Gibsons will now officially participate.  A most interesting report  on thc work of the Vicinity  Committee to date was given  by Sheila Kitson. Although  the meetings held on alternate  Mondays at Elphinstone are  open to the public, few of us  have attended. The members  of the committee represent  the area from Langdale to Ihe  Cemetery, but up lo now  Gibsons representatives  have nol participated, waiting  until Ihe mandate of thc com-  miltec was clarified. However  much preliminary work has  been done in the four meetings which have been held.  Sheila Kitson expressed her  satisfaction al lhc strong  sense of consensus which has  developed among the members who represent a cross  Continued Page Nine  Regional review  underway  Alderman Morgan Thompson of Sechelt chaired a meeting  held in the Regional Board offices last Thursday night, March 2.  Thc purpose of the meeting was lo prepare a position for thc  Regional Board of the Sunshine Coast in light of the forthcoming review of regional districts called for by the provincial  government.  Thc meeting opened with the consideration of a Planning  Report prepared by Board Planner R.Addison which outlined  the Regional District's role with respect to planning. Ms Addison's report said in part. "One of the most important functions that can be suitably performed on this (Regional) level is  the planning function. Until the establishment of Regional Districts no comprehensive land use planning could be carried out  in Electoral areas. Rather, in these areas the land use was administered by provincial agencies who had not the capability  nor the facility to develop plans in consultation with local communities. Without planning, development has occured in areas  that cannot be easily serviced and in areas where cumulative  effects of development have created serious environmental and  health problems. The local community has had to pay the cost of  correcting the situation...it has been seen by many individuals  as simply a restriction upon the development of land. Individual  profit becomes less important than community concern and  those individuals affected, of course, complain."  Thc planning report pointed out that some difficulty had been  encountered in that there were delays in the implementation of  by-laws pending Victoria's approval and that although these  delays were frustrating to both applicants and Regional Board  officials thc Regional Board tended to receive most of the blame  as being the jurisdictional authority.  At Ihe conclusion of her report the Regional Board's Planner  concludes that the concept of Regional Districts is a valid one.  "Thc advantages of local participation in planning have not  been adequately explained to the general public. The consequences of reverting to administration from Victoria for land  use likewise has not been explained to the public."  Regional Board Director Joe Harrison, Area 'A', stressed  that to be effective the Regional Boards must be made ever  more responsive to the residents of the area. He did point out  that while Victoria seemed to be shifting ever more areas  of responsibility, sueh as road costs, policing costs, school  costs, to thc local authority, thc provincial government was not  similarly increasing the tax sources available to the local  government.  The meeting agreed that the public should be made aware of  the functions that thc Regional Board is presently involved in  and should seek in the forthcoming weeks input from thc public via the Area Planning Committees and municipal councils  as to means whereby the Regional Board can be made more  effective.  Killam stalemate  Sechelt Council members were  informed at their regular meeting  on Wednesday. March 1st. that  negotiations between Council and  Mr. Killam were at a stalemate. In a meeting held prior (o  Wednesday. Mr. Killam had  voiced an unwillingness to comply  with Council's requests to restrict his lumber yard to lots  h' and 25. It was decided to  withold any decisions until (he  March 25th meeting when all  Council members would be present. It was further decided to  hold another meeting with Mr.  Killam before lhal dale in order lo  clarify the situation.  Council also instructed the  Clerk, Mr. Wood, lo write to  Mr. Killam regarding a culvert  installed by him on his property.  Although they could not foresee any problems with the work  done, they felt il would be safest  to inform Mr. Killam in writing  that he would be responsible for  any future repairs.  Still on the subject of drainage.  Council was unsure whether  the estimates for the installation  of culverts on the Ormond project had been included in the o-  vcrall tenders for the area. Although Il was realized Ihat the  Continued Page Nine  Future Planning Prog  The B.C.Ministry of Education  in co-operation with the Canada  Employment and Immigration  Commission is preparing a fifteen  part series to assist adults, and  students preparing to enter thc  labour force, in career planning  and job search. It will be called  Planning your Future.  This series will be presented  through the medium of the Pro-  vince newspaper on the Topic  Today page. It will appear every  Tuesday, beginning March 7,  1978, for fifteen weeks.  Pluming your Future is a revision of "Creating a Career"  developed by Catherine Davison  and Glen Tippett for Canada  Manpower. "Creating a Career"  has been used widely and successfully throughout the province.  Pluming your Future is divided into two parts, "Planning a  Career" and "Finding a Job".  The first article will give an overview of the whole series, including history, purposes, process  and registration.    "Planning a  Career" will occupy thc next  six articles. It will cover an introduction to career planning, decision making, self-assessment,  occupation exploration and study,  and a review. "Finding a Job"  will occupy thc last eight articles. It will cover skill assessment, locating job vacancies,  examining job prospects, writing  resumes and letters of application  filling out application forms, and  interviews.  Many people who are unemployed or in a position which is  unsatisfactory have adequate  academic and vocational backgrounds. What they lack are the  skills to conduct a job search and,  once they have obtained employment, to function within employer  expectations.  Suggestions to the students  for contact with, and use of,  agencies such as Community  Colleges and the Canada Employment and Immigration Commission will be made at some stages;  for example, for self-assessment  and aptitude testing.  The newspaper  be complete in themselves. Registered students, however, will  receive additional support  materials and live assignments.  These assignments  can  be  re-  _Contlnucd Page Nine  Weather  The weather for the month  of February on thc Sunshine  Coast was pretty much of the  average variety. The precipitation for the month was 136.7  mm, with 7.7 cms of snow and  129.0 mm of rain. This compares with the seventeen year  average of 125.7 mm for the  total and the total for February  of 1977 which was a low 92.5  mm.  The daytime high terpera-  ture was 13 degree. Centigrade and a low of mi.:*ts 2  degrees Centigrade on '.-ebru-  ary 13th. This closely parallels the 1977 fig"'"s  George Gibb jumped oul of  his seat, grabbed his port-  f*51 f��l fo'io. Di(t 'ho gathering  ^^ goodnight, and stormed out  articles will with Peter Hoemberg's words,  "George come back!!!"  ringing in the air.  When the meeting came  back to order Director Hoemberg showed that thc revamped figure now stood at  $51,000 and the rest of thc  Board backed him in saying  that it was agreeable to them.  With the promise of 100%  backing, the Council went  back into caucus, and returned  shortly with the decision to  agree to their inclusion on  principle. It was pointed out  that this was an agreement in  principle only at this time, and  it would still have to be taken  up with the rest of the Council,  and then put to referendum.  Mayor Lome Blain expressed his satisfaction over thc  meeting and hoped that Ihe  meeting was the forerunner  ofa period of co-operation between his Council and the  Regional Board.  Thc children of tho Gibsons Elcmentarv School  had a treat last week when a member of the  Canada Air Para-Attack sky-dived into the  school yard.   Peter Oehlenschlaeger of Abbots-  .   ..... ISTT*"** v ''^*<*fc"��***.4<  ford was thc man with the parachute. Tyce  Airways donated thc plane for the occasion.  The pilot was Fred Rittcr.  |Pelivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday!  maam  ������I Coast News. March 7.1978  ���iiiit nit  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday by Glassford Press Ltd.  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1VO Phone 886-2622 or 886-7817  Editor - John Burnside Advertising / Reporter - Bruce M. Wilson  Advertising - Penny Christian   Advertising /Photographer - Ian Corrance  Production - Henry Sum Receptionist/Bookkeeper -M. M. Laplante  SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Typesetting-CynthiaChris.ensen  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast.  British Columbia: $12.00 per year; $8.00 for six months. tf*CNA  Canada except B.C. $15.00 per year. ^^  United States and Foreign $20.00 per year.  Vandalism  On November 29th we ran a profile  of Herb Steinbrunner of Gibsons and  lhc other day we were surprised to see  Mr. Steinbrunner, age 82, come into the  Coast News office with a request that  we run a thank you notice for him. It  appears that members of the Gibsons  Lions Club had rebuilt his fence which  had been smashed by vandals. Mr.  Steinbrunner was obviously most pleased  and. as he said. "It makes you believe  that there are still good people in the  world." The Gibsons Lions Club deserves much credit for this simple  act of kindliness and good neighbourliness which so pleased one of our pioneer  citizens.  Thc other side of the coin, of course,  is thc regrettable fact that a pioneer  member of thc community in his twilight  years should have his garden fence  vandalized at all. According to Mr.  Steinbrunner. his fence has been broken  down again and again in recent years.  In thc "Remember When" space below  these editorials it is reported that five  years ago the problem of vandalism  was very much to the forefront in the  village of Gibsons and the easy course  would be to loudly decry the young  vandals who perpetrated the outrage  against the pioneer. Yet Mr. Stein  brunner. it is certain, would be the first  to acknowledge that there is nothing  personal in the actions of the vandals.  It is neither Mr. Steinbrunner nor his  fence that is the object of their antisocial behaviour. When the young lash  out it is because in some way and at  some level below the rational they are  expressing a resentment at their lives  and at thc society that shapes their  lives.  As has been said, the problem of  senseless vandalism has been with us  for some time and will not be easily be  remedied. It behooves us as a minimum  first step to recognize that the problem  is not one for which the R.C.M.P. can  find a long term solution. It is a social  problem and society must solve it.  It is not inevitable that young people  should act in anti-social fashion. In  the right circumstances people of the age  of those who smashed Mr. Steinbrun-  ner's fence are capable of the most  responsible behaviour and how to elicit  it from them is the question.  Perhaps it could be that some of the  service clubs, like the Lions, working  in conjunction with the agencies responsible for the young, could enlist young  people on some of their outdoor projects  for the good of the community. More  than one member of the Lions Club who  worked on the reparation of Mr. Stein-  brunner's fence spoke to this paper  of the deep satisfaction that their task  had given them and perhaps we should  be looking for ways and means of sharing  such a sense with the young.  Ferries  The attention of the Coast News was  drawn this week to an obvious loophole  in the fare policy of the B.C. Ferries.  The fact of the matter is that to leave the  Sunshine Coast in any direction by ferry  requires thc expenditure of no money  whatsoever. It may be that the reasons  why the ticket booth at Langdale has  a lady in it who just tells in which lane  to put our cars arc valid reasons, but as  has been pointed out it makes it an easy  matter for people who arrive on the  Sunshine Coast by means other than the  B.C. Ferries to travel free as they leave.  For example, someone flying into the  Sunshine Coast by Tycc Air might quite  easily buy a single trip fare knowing  that they can leave the Sunshine Coast  by ferry free. The same applies to those  who arrive by their own boats. They  can boat in. moor up. and again leave  tree by ferry. It's a strange situation  and one wonders why the ferry corporation believes that their present policy  is a sound one.  Still on the ferries, so to speak, it would  seem that the suggestion made at a recent Gibsons and District Chamber of  Commerce meeting that the words  "Sunshine Coast" be added to the directional signs as you drive up to the ferry  terminal at Horseshoe Bay is a sound  one. We who live here .have no need of  it, knowing Langdale as we do, but the  point has been made that for out of town  tourists seeking the Sunshine Coast the  name "Langdale" can signify very little.  As wc understand it, the suggestion  is not to remove the name of Langdale  but to add "Sunshine Coast" to it,  whether in the form of "Langdale on the  Sunshine Coast" or "Sunshine Coast via  Langdale". The merit of the idea must  be obvious and should be instituted for  this tourist season. We don't want  thc tourists who are trying to find us  to find themselves instead in Nanaimo  wondering what on earth has happened to  them.  from the files of Coast Nsms  5 YEARS AGO  Headline in ihe Coast News says that  Gibsons Council will seek R.C.M.P. help  to curb vandalism in the village.  The third edition of the Raincoast  Chronicles appears in local bookstores.  Another headline in thc Coast News  confides that vegetable soup is easy to  make.  10 YEARS AGO  A picture of a killer whale captive at  Pender Harbour appears on the front  page of the Coast News. Members of  the Reid and Cameron families trapped  the whale and shared the $5,000 reward  offered by aquarium officials. The story  also confides that the whale appears to  enjoy flute music and that a member of  thc capturing team left his wedding anniversary celebration to go on the hunt.  15 YEARS AGO  Charles Craigon was elected chief of  the Sechell Indian band.  The Coast News goes on record as  supporting Lester Pearson Liberals  in thc forthcoming general election on  the grounds that the Conservatives  can't get elected. Also favoured arming  ihe BOMARC missiles on thc grounds  that "we have to stand guard with more  lhan our national anthem".  20 YEARS AGO  A Port Alberni building contractor attributed the presence of the tiny air  strip at Wilson Creek for saving his life  alter his engine failed on a flight to Vancouver.  William Grangeer of West Sechelt  suffered no ill effects after spending  eleven hours in the woods in frosty  temperatures.  M.P.James Sinclair drew a crowd of  150 in the Legion Hall in Gibsons as he  opened his campaign for a 6th election.  25 YEARS AGO  Sechelt PTA was enlivened by the  showing of an old film taken in 1937 of  school days at the little school house on  thc hill. In thc film was school teacher  Miss Edith Driver. Among the pupils  were Peggy, Phyllis and Dick Clayton.  Amendments to the parking regulations of the village of Gibsons are under  consideration.  JO YEARS AGO  In Teen Town activities John Clayton  and Betty Pratt each won a sundae.  Sechell Polar Bear Club (membership  2) braved lhc ocean for their annual dip  on February 8. They arc reported up  and about as of March 5.  Sechelt. about 1920, looking north along Wharf Road from near store  and hotel on beach esplanade. Water tower and farm buildings are  located at junction where left fork of road wanders off toward West  Sechelt, at site of present bank of Montrea. Herbert Whitaker Resort  gardens and orchard can be seen to right, in area occupied now by  Gulf Oil, Bowling Alley. Bus Depot, and other business premises.  Single line on poles runs past cottage of George Wood, who had  recntly replaced Charles Bradbury as Telegrapher. No telephones  here- as yet. Immediately beyond dairy barn at vanishing point,  behind tall maple tree, roads to Porpoise Bay and to Howe Sound  divide at present traffic light intersection. Photo courtesy E.S.Clay-  ton and Elphinstone Pioneer Museum. L.R.Peterson  Musings  John Burnside  Slings & Arrows  George Matthews  By John linrnside  My brother Robert visited  me from Calgary this past  weekend. He is fifteen years  older than 1 am and we have  hardly ever seen eye to eye.  When I was five and he was  twenty hc was my idol, my  hero. In fact the first words  spoken by this Burnside "s*  speaking apparatus of all the  words that have poured out in  the last thirty-nine years was  his name. "Rab" is thc Scottish abbreviation for Robert  and such was the first word  spoken by the young Burnside. eschewing the more conventional "Dada" or "mama". It may be seen as significant that although we have  battled relentlessly for years  my present dog is called Rab.  Of thc battling, what is  there to say. You could call it  simply sibling rivalry and  leave it at that. You could,  and I have, point out that to be  endlessly the younger brother  as you slide inexorably  through your thirties complete  with a full shipload of eccentricities and human frailties  can be a dreadful pain in the  neck. That's my point of view.  As for his. well virtually everyone I know well at all seems to  spend a goodly portion of thc  time irate al mc for one reason  or another though, goodness  knows, 1 mean no harm.  Actually Ihe whole matter  was summed up as well as I  can imagine it by a chess-  playing friend of mine some  years ago. He and I were  embarked on an all-night  chess session with my brother  in attendance. Through much  of the night my brother and I  chewed over in atypically  low-key fashion the various  bones of contention between  us. Nothing, of course, was  resolved and eventually my  brother retired for some rest.  My chess partner looked up  from the board and made his  first conversational contribution in some hours. "You  know," he said, "the trouble  is that you and your brother  arc mirror images. You are  exactly alike and exactly opposite. What he sees in you  he fears in himself and what  you sec in him you fear in  yourself. And that's a difficult chasm to cross." Then  he went back to his game.  In any case, he came to  visit me this past weekend and  something unheard of happened - we forgot to fight.  Wc got along famously. Wc  spent some marvellous hours  in the Gibsons Legion last  Saturday night in conversation   with   several   charming  ladies and on the dance floor  with same.  Hc talked too briefly of what  it had been like growing up in  thc now vanished village of  Glenbuck. (Yes, Martha, there  is a real life Brigadoon.)  When the people were forced  to move out to the nearby  village of Muirkirk where 1  was born they took thc stones  of the stone houses and threw  them down the coal-mine shaft  and now in that storied valley only sheep browse those  bleak and rounded hills near  the Lanarkshire border in  East Ayrshire. He talked of  picnics taken over the Hare-  shaw Hill with thc whole family in convoy: aunts and uncles and cousins and grandmother and brothers of grandmother, and we talked about  the changes that the movement away from thc extended  family had caused and what  there was that was valuable  that had been lost.  We reminisced from our  different points of view about  an incident that occurred  when I was about five. We  were coming home from a  movie, I think my mother and  father and possibly my sister were with us, and I was  perched happily on his shoulders. Despite my mother's  remonstrances he broke into  a sprint and lhc inevitable  happened. He stumbled and I  shot through Ihe air. "By  Jesus, he went about twenty-  five feet through the air and  when I ran to pick him up hc  was all right." It is thc first  recorded instance of my  penchant for emerging virtually unscathed from dire  circumstances.  Wc talked of the way in  which old people are treated in  this society as compared with  what happens in Scotland.  Robert spoke of an elderly  couple who had owned property in Calgaryand of the inevitable day on which they had  to move into an apartment for  thc elderly. They were not  without money but thc accommodation they could afford  consisted of an eight foot  by twelve foot room with bed  and furniture and kitchen  squeezed within the same inadequate space. Wc contrasted it with thc retirement provisions made for our mother,  a miner's widow with no  money. She has a compact  and attractive one bedroom  apartment with a kitchen and  a bathroom of its own. If over  a period of twelve hours thc  occupants of thc apartments  don't find occasion to stand  on the carpet in thc bathroom  a warning light alerts a care  taker that something may  have gone wrong and immediately the welfare of the elderly occupant is investigated. Down the hall there is a  games room where cards and  socialization can take place.  There is a T.V.room where the  residents can enjoy communal  television watching if so  inclined, equipped with a  large colour T.V. Each apartment has it's own door opening to the outside as well as  another entrance via an internal corridor. Best of all,  the whole complex is located  in thc middle of the village  where grandchildren can pass  through for visits on their way  to and from school or for  Saturday morning cookies  and grandmothering.  We spoke of thc program  whereby, in view of the fact  that old people living alone  often don't bother to make  adequate meals for themselves, the elderly could take  themselves down to a local  restaurant and for one-third  cost gct a hot cooked meal  in company of their contemporaries. Thus also getting  them out of the house and into  society every day. It may well  be that one of the yardsticks  for measuring the quality of  a society is how it takes care  of its elderly.  Wc spoke of these and  other things and enjoyed ourselves and each other. It  was a very pleasant visit  from mv brother, thc original  Rab.  By Churlene Matthews  Now that thc winter days  arc lengthening and bulbs  are pushing up through the  earth it's time to get the circulation going and plan the  year's hiking activities. Last  year at this time five companions and I began our preparations to hike thc West Coast  Trail. May was the month we  chose - for reasons 1 have forgotten, but heads wiser than  mine decided that the end of  May is the optimum time to  brave the West Coast elements. All of us had done  some hiking, were in reasonable shape and we had thc good  fortune to have included in our  group one very knowledgeable fellow who had lived and  carefully studied several aspects of the trail for three  months two summers previously.  The West Coast Trail is 75  km (45 miles) long between  Bamficld and Port Renfrew on  the South West Coast of  Vancouver Island. That part  of the coast is full of navigational hazards. In 1906, The  Valencia, a ship out of Seattle,  bound for Victoria, was lost in  thc fog and ran aground at  Pachena Point just south of  Bamficld - only 38 of thc 164  crew members survived. That  disaster plus the many others  that had preceded it convinced  thc Government that something had to be done. One of  the Government recommendations was that a life saving  trail be built. Work started in  Something Harder  Than Skin  for Peter Trower  Something harder than skin  earned him his chapter in  the history of these hills;  the mad roads to ihe mills  incised like petroglyphs  across manuscript cliffs  loo wild even for birds.  All lhal remains are words,  an anchorite garage,  madness, tin discourage  the curious), the pen  and liquor lo soften  the touch, so the honed rage  barely imprints the page.  Paper, from pulp, from trees:  full circle turned, he clears  the slash of memories  from a forest of years.  1907 and every six miles along  its length shelters were built  and equipped with food,  matches, blankets and firewood. Shipwrecked sailors  were to find their way to the  trail, warm themselves in the  cabins and then make their  way to the Pachena Point or  Carmanak lighthouses. With  new navigational equipment  thc trail became obsolete and  began to be reclaimed by the  salal and other forest fauna. In  1969 the Government began  the task - which still continues - of restoring and maintaining the trail for hikers.  We were very careful about  what wc took - freeze-dried  food to last eight or nine days.  No matter if it was chicken  pilaf or beef stew it all tasted  exactly thc same. We called it  West Coast gruel and to our  famished stomachs at the end  of a hard day it was gourmet  fare. Wc took few treats -  some chocolate and booze,  those carefully apportioned  and allowed to trickle down  the throat very slowly so as to  savour as long as possible  each exquisite morsel and  dreg.  Tide tables and a watch  are essential pieces of equipment so as to time the parts of  the hike along the beach. At  high tide some of these beach  areas are obliterated and we  had to make sure that we did  not arrive at the spots at the  same time as thc high tide.  We started at the north end  of the trail near Bamficld  having hired a boat at Port  Alberni to take us down the  Alberni Canal. The north end  of the trail is pure pleasure in  good weather - fairly easy  terrain, trails well kept up  and myriads of anemones and  other sea life to look at. Some  of the highlights of the north  end were the shower at  Tsusiat Falls - a large, fairly  warm waterfall that falls  directly on to the beach, a  bunch of steamed mussels and  a snooze in the sun-warmed  sand at Logan beach and the  many pieces of shipwrecks  that were identified and their  stories told by our knowledgeable companion.  There were also the cable-  cars over the Darling and Kla-  nawa Rivers and the long wait  on the banks of the Nitinat  River waiting for someone -  anyone! with a boat to take  pity on us and ferry us across.  The deserted Nitinat Villages  of Whyac and Clo-oose make  interesting stops but as both  are on Indian land hikers must  take care to respect the buildings and contents.  After three beautiful days it  M^kMM Coast News, March 7,1978  WE'RE RIGHT FOR YOU  vV^  Letters to the Editor  Hydro  Editor:  We enclose copy of a letter written to Mr. Bayne F.  Vance expressing our objections to the proposed herbicide  spraying of the B.C.Hydro  transmission line right-of-way  between Earl Cove and Mad-  ,... eiraPark.  ;,.:lpcar Mr. Vance:  ||, Wc .would like to register  with you bur strong objections  to thc herbicide spraying of  B.C.Hydro transmission line  right-of-way between Earl  Cove and Madeira Park.  We live on the north end  of Sakinaw Lake. Our water  supply, along with that of five  other residents, comes from  one of the creeks running  down from Mount Hollowell  and crossing directly underneath thc Hydro lines before  entering Sakinaw Lake. Our  intake is approximately 50  yards below the power lines.  Legal water rights have of  course been secured on this  creek.  This particular creek is one  of the main salmon spawning  creeks on Sakinaw Lake.  Much work has been done by  the federal fisheries to enhance   the   spawning   beds.  Of course many such creeks  originating    on    the    Caren  Range run into Sakinaw  and Ruby Lakes and all cross  under the B.C.Hydro transmission lines and all are  affected by herbicide spraying. Ruby Lake drains into  Sakinaw Lake and at this  juncture thc Provincial  fisheries has also been doing  much work on the enhancement of trout spawning beds.  In addition to the many full-  time residents with homes on  Ruby and Sakinaw Lakes,  there are approximately 250  summer and weekend residents all with homes on these  lakes and all equally dependent upon thc lakes as their  sole water source.  We have only dealt with our  water source but equally  important is the negative  effect of herbicide spraying  upon our gardens, upon  the forest and upon the forest  inhabitants.  All the above points apply  equally to the water sources  of the residents of Earl Cove  and Klcindale and to the many  fish spawning streams between Earl Cove and Madeira  Park. Therefore, we object  most vehemently to the herbicide  spraying  by   the   B.C.  Slings and arrows(cont'd)  began to rain and it rained  with the intensity that can only  be seen on the coast. We  watched, from our plastic  shelter, the huge 30-foot  waves that crashed on the  beach and threw log jams  around like matchsticks.  The incredible downpour  caused the rivers to rise  before our eyes. We crossed  the Carmonah River on foot.  The current was so strong  that we could barely cross  even though the water was  only over our knees.  We hiked as quickly as possible to the Walkron River.  At low tide we waded in hoping to make our camp on the  other side but it was too strong  and the fellow in the lead  fell, his pack wedged between  two boulders - his glasses  lost presumably on their way  to the Pacific. At this point  we decided to spend the night  drying out on the north side  of the Walkron. In the morning the rain had stopped but  the river was much too high  to attempt on foot ��� it was time  for raft construction. With  scrounged logs and rope a  superb raft was built, and Me  by one packs and people crossed the river.  Once across the Walkron  we were in the hard part of  the trail - the mud. For three  days we pulled our feet out of  mud that seemed to get  deeper and stickier and more  never ending. Anyone who  hikes the south end of the trail  has to be prepared for fatigue,  wet ooze-filled pants and  boots and stumps that have  to be climbed under or crawled over. Thc south end is not  well represented in the slide  show - it was too much of an  effort to drag the cameras  out of the packs!  As well as thc mud there  are the steep creek sides to  climb down - the creeks  Camper and Cullitte, and  Thristle were easy enough to  wade boots and all - that  washed off the mud briefly  but once we had clambered  up the other steep creek side  we were back in the mud again.  The trail ended for us at  Thrasher Cover after a beautiful afternoon walk along a  sandstone sea ledge - the sun  was shining and the Pacific  blue and calm. From Thrasher Cove we hopped aboard one  of the local herring boats for  an hour's ride to Port Renfrew. It had taken us eight  days - eight beautiful days  away from the pressures of the  world and provided each of  us with a bountiful supply of  pleasant memories to tide us  over until the next hike.  Where to this year?  Hydro of their transmission  line right-of-way between  Earl Cove and Madeira  Park or any portion thereof.  Michael A. and  Vivian R.Cowell  Sakinaw Lake  Marina  Dear Editor:  On behalf of the members of  thc Standing Committee and  myself, I would like to thank  you very much indeed for the  excellent news coverage  you have given to the proposed Gibsons Marina in this  week's issue of your paper.  It would be appreciated,  however, if a correction could  be made advising thc public  that Alderman Ted Hume  is the second Alderman on  the Standing Committee (and  not Alderman Lorraine Goddard as mentioned in your  paper). Alderman Hume is  a very active member but was  unable to be present for the  news conference due to pressure of business. Alderman  Goddard was in attendance  to add her support to the  Standing Committee.  Thank you.  L.R.Trainor. Alderman  Support  Editor:  We would like to support  thc proposed Marina in Gibsons  Harbour because it will:  1) create new business and  interest in the lower Gibsons  area.  2) beautify and improve the  present wharfing conditions.  .1) be self-supporting without  taxing Ihe residents but will  in fact bring in revenue.  Our area needs this facility  and if we all gct behind it, we  tan all be proud that we supported this worthwhile community project.  Lorri Girard  Mo Girard  Rebuttal  Dear Sir;  In recent weeks public  statements by members of  the official opposition convinced me that there is an  orchestrated attempt to throw  doubt on the true condition  of the finances of the province of British Columbia.  There has been reference  to the number of warrants  issued by the present government, and.there have been  repeated predictions of a  deficit for the fiscal year  which ends this March 31.  As Minister of Finance for  the province, I have a duty to  reassure all British Columbians that the finances of  our province are in excellent shape and that the fiscal  year that ends March 31  will show a surplus.  Warrants are simply a  Cabinet authorization to spend  funds. Most governments  use them. Warrants have  only been issued by this  government when there was  cash available in the current  year's budget. In the NDP  government, warrants were  issued when cash was dwindling and right in the face of a  deficit. That's'the difference -  we're spending money  we have while they were spending money they didn't have.  This year warrants have  totalled $167 million and the  principal items are as follows:  $7.5 million for job training  and employment opportunities  programs.  $63 million for additional  highways programs.  $6 million for agricultural  rural redevelopment work under ARDA.  $800,000 for reservoir  waterway improvement.  $7.8 million  to cover  the  mess at Swan Valley Foods.  turn to Page Sixteen  Meet  Gibsons's own poet  Peter Trower  who will be  autographing  his new book  RAGGED HORIZONS  Saturday,  March 11,2-4 p.m.  at  Fawkes Books  & Stationery Ltd.  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March 9th. 10th & 11th Coast News, March 7,1978  HOMAGE TO THE  HOBBIT-FATHER  My memories of Oxford in  the Thirties are considerably  more-vague than I would like.  They flicker through the theatres of my brain, swimming  in and out of focus; devoid of  logical sequence. Dimly.  1 recall seeing Grey Owl,  lhal noble charlatan, buck-  skinned, lank-haired, proselytizing beavers in a packed  ���incl whispering hall. Il  suppose Ihe Cockney -indian  was a portent of soils, considering where our lives were  soon in lead us.i 1 remember  the St.Giles country-fairs  held in the closed-off streets  of thai ancient market-lown,  helter-skelters, swing-boats,  coconut-shies, old gaffers  from lhc villages hawking  their produce. And I recollect cue winter, somehow  learning to ice-skate, sliding  sin-really through flooded,  frozen fields that were thronged with people, mufflered  and sporting in the cold like  characters from a Brughel  painting. But most of my  Oxford memories centre  around lhc Dragon School  where 1 was a very junior  pupil. Here, one day in  1938, our English master  (whose name I have most-  uncharitably forgotten) introduced us lo .1.R.R.Tolkien's just-published fantasy,  ThcHobbit.  li was thc now-virtually  priceless first edition with  the author's own visionary  illustrations and it was an  instant doorway to magic.  In common with many English kids. I had cut my literary  teclh on lhc Andrew Lang  fairy-talc books with their  multi-coloured titles. I was  no stranger to bizarre terrain  Pages from a Life-Log  Peter Trower  and entered the wonderscapes  of Middle Earth for the first  time, with my eves wide open.  The Hobbil is essentially  Tolkien's warm-up volume to  the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  Unlike Ihe latter works, ii  was written specifically as  a children's book and is a  hit precious and Overly-  whimsical lor adult tastes.  But al eight years old it  seemed jusl aboul the greatest  thing I had ever read. I  shuddered wiih Bllbobaggins  through spider-haunted  Mirk wood; across sinister  wastelands infested with  trolls and goblins: down to the  dank, dripping cavern where  grotesque Gollum paddled  his underground lake to land  on the grim mountain where  Sniaug the dragon crouched,  growling lire. Il was pretty  gripping stuff. I had no  idea at the time Ihat the  author of this unique Odyssey was a professor at Oxford  University only a Figurative  stone's throw away, a sedate,  bookish man who lectured in  Middle English ��� and, along  with his friends C.S.Lewis and  Charles Williams, was a key  member of a literary group  known as the inklings  This was my introduction  to the remarkable tale thai  Tolkien had fashioned originally to entertain his own  children. Shortly thereafter,  wc embarked to Canada  leaving much more behind  us than Hobbits. Tolkien's  strange ivorld-thut-ncver-was  remained in the back of mv  mind however. I never quite  forgol it.  Over the years. I continued  to indulge my appetite for  fantasy, reading everything 1  could gel my hands on from  science-Fiction lo ghost-stories. It was in Ihe book-review  pages of some garish-covered  pulp-magazine in the early  Fillies, thai I ran across  Tolkien's name again. He  had just published a massive  adult fantasy in three volumes  thai liKik place in the same  mythic period of pre-history  as The Hobbil. Il was ol  course.The Lord of the Rings.  This early hard-bound edition however, was both expensive and difficult to obtain.  I made a menial note of its  existence and look a fain-  check,  Another decade passed,  during which my enthusiasm  for other-wordly fiction declined appreciably. I was  struggling to become a writer  myself and oddly enough,  my aspirations lay very much  in the field of realism. It  was sometime around the mid-  Sixties that the Tolkien  explosion began. Suddenly  there were softcover copies  of his books everywhere  both in an authorized edition  from Ballentiue and an unauthorized cheapjack version  from Ace. Virtually overnight,  Lord of the Rings had become  the "in" book on college  campuses all over the country,  replacing Catcher in the Rye  and Lord of Ihe Flies. My own  interest in fantasy was  reignited.   1 picked up conies  Jack & Jill Play School  Is inviting the public to come and see their new home  Date: 18 March, 1978  Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Place: St.Mary's parish House. Gibsons  A special THANKS to the following for making our relocation possible:  Parents of Jhe school Willing helpers And the Following:  BUSINESSES AND/OR ORGANIZATIONS WHO HAVE DONATED  MONEY/MATERIAL/SERVICES  KINSMEN CLUB OF GIBSONS  ANDY'S CONCRETE  ANDREASSEN ELECTRIC  CANADIAN FOREST PRODUCTS  CEDAR'S INN  COAST NEWS  KEN DEVRIES CARPETS  ELSON GLASS  INDEPENDENT OROER OF FORESTERS  G & E PLUMBING & HEATING  GIBSONS BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD.  KINETTES CLUB OF GIBSONS  KIWANIS CLUB OF GIBSONS  LIONSCLUB OF GIBSONS  SEASIDE PLUMBING LTD.  SUNSHINE MOTORS LTD.  TIDELINE HEATING & PLUMBING CO. LTD.  TWIN CREEK LUMBER & BUILDING SUPPLIES  W & W UPHOLSTERY & BOAT TOPS  WINDSOR PLYWOOD  A special big thank you to MR. BRUCE WORMALDof  B & G CONSTRUCTION SERVICES LTD. tor his unlimited support.  ��� ���������������******���*****  DISCO  EXOTIC DANCER    .  * The BeachComber *  J Motor Inn J  *���**���*������****������*���**  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  and entered Middle Earth  again for the first time in  almost thirty years.  I have no intention of trying  to recap the plot-line of Tolkien's great trilogy in any  detail. It is sprawling and  complex and has been described by a veritable host of  other writers. Basically, it  is a heroic quest in the grand  tradition thai begins in the  peaceful shire where the  benign, dw artlike Hobbits  reside and climaxes in the  awful land of Mordor.  aw I'ul laud of Mordor. realm ol  Suuron, ihe Dark Lord. Between, lie perils and marvels  unimaginable. Where The  Hobbil revealed only a small  area of Middle Earth, The  Lord of the Rings explores  most of a continent roughly  analogous to present-day  Europe, Tolkien has populated his fanciful universe wilh  creatures both marvellous and  terrible. There are the Ents.  walking tree-beings; the monstrous spirits of thc underworld called Balrogs: Ring-  wraiths, lhc sinister agents  of Sauron; venomous giant  spiders; armies of ferocious  Ores or Goblins and divers  other strange entities. The  force for good are represented  by Hobbits. Fives. Dwarves  and Men and are guided in  their battle against evil  Sauron by a mysterious wizard  called Gandaif. Suffice lo  say. the malignant powers  arc defeated in Ihe end but the  bailie is long and arduous.  The massive saga is replete  with scene after scene of  great excitement and haunting  beauty. It is one of the few  absolute classics of Ihe fantasy genre.  Ironically enough. Tolkien's sudden elevation to the  status of a cull hero brought  him more headaches lhan joy.  His long-cherished privacy  was suddenly invaded by a  horde of inquisitive college-  students from America and  elsewhere, anxiously seeking  audience with the man who  had charted Middle Earth.  The old scholar, now in his  seventies, was virtually driven  into reelusion by this endless  stream of fans and well-  wishers. He spent his final  years attempting lo revise an  earlier chronicle of his mythical land entitled The Sil-  marillion.     Il  was to prove  Baaaaaaaaa\aaaaaaa% ���~> �� ��� . T  Twilight Theatre  Liza Minelli stars in the  musical NEW YORK. NEW  YORK which opens on Thursday. March ��th and plays at  the Twilight Theatre until  Saturday. March I lth.  Minelli plays a popular singing star of the 1940's. Robert  de Niro also stars with Minelli in thc romantic drama  about thc struggling careers of  a young danecband vocalist  too much for his failing  strength however. Hc died  in ITO with the task unfinished .  Since Tolkien's death, his  popularity has grown even  greater. A virtual industry  has sprung up specializing in  Middle Earth-inspired items.  There are Hobbit T-shirts,  Gandaif dolls, records of  Tolkien's poetry set to music  and an elaborate game called  War of the Ring that costs  $21).00 a set. Recently, a very  well-done animated version  of The Hobbit was sltown on  television and the same  company is now engaged in  the monumental lask of bringing Lord of lhc Rings to the  screen. Where il slops,  nobody knows bul there seems  to he no end in sight.  Lasl year. The Silmaril-  lion, finished by Tolkien's  son Christopher, finally saw  prinl and has lopped Ihe bestseller lists ever since. Un-  fortunatcly, this book which  takes place in the First Age  of Middle Earth, isn't a patch  on Lord of the Rings. Written  in a peculiar. pseudo-Biblical  style, il remains curiously  remote. I am still attempting  to wade through il. I am nol  alone in this rather negative  assessment. Il is for ihe Ring  trilogy thai .1.R.R.Tolkien  will always be remembered.  It is a work of imaginative  genius.  Sechelt Tax Service  Your local tax man on Cowrie St., Sechelt  Canadian & Individual U.S.Tax Returns  from $9.00  Free estimates before we do your work.  9:30-5:30 Tues.-Sat.  (TWILIGHT  (THEATRE?  886-2827   .  GIBSONS  and thc saxophone player who  falls in love with her.  Thc lavishly mounted production opens at thc close of  World War Two when the  big bands were at their peak  and pays nostalgic tribute to  that era by showcasing twenty-four timeless songs made  famous by Glenn Miller,  Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey,  Benny Goodman, and other  bandstand stars of the 1940's.  The story has the girl  singer sky-rocketing to the  top while the sax player  must wait for public taste to  catch up to his new 'bebop'  style.  The second film of the Twilight week is THE CAR  which is a horror film but one  which allows all ages to be  admitted. The film stars  James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd,  John Marley, Elisabeth  Thompson and Ronny Cox and  will play the Twilight Sunday  through Tuesday, March  12-14.  Pender play  to open  At last thc time has come!  The sets are ready, Dick &  Puss have their bags packed  for London, King Rat and his  pack have grown noses, ears,  and tails, and the Belly  Dancers are doing figure-  eights in their sleep! And this  weekend it's "Curtain Up!"  on the Pender Harbour Theatre Group's production of  DICK WH1TTINGTON AND  HIS CAT, a musical comedy  play presented by the Community Resource Society's  Fitness Service.  Directed by Ronnie Dunn  and Robi Peters, thc action of  the story is enhanced by singing, dancing and the unique  touch of local humour. The  "premiere" performance will  be in the Pender Harbour  Community Hall on Saturday,  March 11 at 8:00 p.m., and a  matinee will be presented the  following day, Sunday, March  12th at 2:30 p.m. in Gibsons  Elementary School gym.  Tickets are $2.00 for adults,  $1.00 for children, students  and seniors, and may be  purchased at the Fitness  Service office in Whitaker  House or thc Community  Resource Society office above  the Credit Union in Sechelt,  at the N.D.P. bookstore in  Gibsons, or from any member  of the "Bod Squad". See you  at thc play!  d.'.r.WH:!*  Thur., Fri.,  Sat.  kMar. 9,  10,11  8p.m.  i      ROBERT  MINNELU   DENIRO  NEWYORKNEWYORK   l  There's nowhere to rum,  nowhere to hide,  noway to stop...  ftXttXSKrt  Sun., Mon.,Tues. March 12,13,14 8:00 p.m.  warning: Some frightening scenes  CUNSHINE  vQ[flPER  UERUICE  7 dozen - 1 week supply  ONLY $6.50  FREE PICK-UP &  DELIVERY TO YOUR  DOOR!  Gift    Certificates    are  also available.  For   more   information  call: 886-2678 or 886-7128  Ellingham's  Astrology  W*********************************  by Rae Ellingham  Week Commencing March 6th.  General Notes: This month's  New Moon squares Neptune  indicating confusing conditions  in our varying affairs. The  answer is to be practical and to  avoid drifting off into escapist  activities. Thc winners will  be those whose feet remain  firmly planted on the earth.  Sea-related events and extraordinary drug busts often make  the headlines during this configuration.  Babies born at this time should  be taught early the benefits of  consistent personal responsibility. Many will want to wander  aimlessly through their lives  If steady guidance is lacking.  ARIESJManh 21-April 19)  Most of you are experiencing  feelings of limitation, loneliness, and seclusion. Focus is  on secrets, private activities, and  the desire to escape situations.  You're reaching the end of a  long, dreary cycle and must  prepare to recharge your emotional batteries ready for Spring  and high hopes.  TAURUS(April 20-May 20)  Because long-range hopes and  wishes are now subject to confusion, future plans should be  put aside until present uncertainties have been dealt with.  Close associates backing out of  financial obligations could be  the main problem.  GEMINI(May21-Junc21)  There arc strong indications  that your reputation is being undermined secretly by somebody  very close to you. See that all  your affairs are in impeccable  order. Trust only yourself at  this time. Remember that complete honesty will get you off  thc hook.  CANCER(Junc 22-July 22)  You've got your head in the  clouds again and others find you  completely unrealistic. Impractical ideas could be fouling up  work-scene routines. Communications and affairs linked to far  away places are sharply focused.  LEO|July 23-Aug 22)  This is definitely no time for  speculation, risks, or becoming  involved in the financial affairs  of others. Romantic involvements have dishonest undertones. Sign nothing. Tax and  insurance problems arc a big  headache.  VIRGOIAug 23-Scpt 22)  Relationships are subject to  temporary muddles and eon-  fusion. Loved ones can't agree  about domestic arrangements.  Sign no new contracts just now.  Present formats collapse gently.  MBRAfSept 230ct 23)  Emphasis is on health and  employment problems. Mysterious ailments should be diagnosed at once. Messages arc  thc source of upsets on the work  scene. There's concern over  small animals mid pets.  SCORPIO(Oct 24-Nov 22)  Social life is subject to disappointments mainly because of  financial misunderstandings.  You. too, should avoid all forms  of speculation al this time, Lottery tickets arc a big waste.  Small children are a temporary  source of worrv.  SAGITTARIUSINov 23-Dcc 21)  Accent is in thc home where  the situation is getting you down,  making you restless. The trouble  is you're expecting loo much.  Thc ideal domestic arrangment  is often an illusion. Be satisfied.  CAPRICORN)!)*? 22-Jan 19)  Correspondence, phone calls,  and short journeys arc focused  on confidential matters. You're  now expected to keep secrets.  Neighbours or those in seclusion  need your help. Refuse to listen  to cheap gossip.  AQUARIUSLJan 2(1-1 eh 18)  Emphasis is on muddles over  your money and personal possessions. Don't be surprised if  acquaintances take advantage  of your slack organization.  Property should be well guarded  at this time. Ignore weird stares  as vou refuse to lend anything,  PISCESfl cb I9-Mar 20)  Many arc experiencing an all-  time emotional low (those born  March ��th have mv sympathy).  Thc solution is to hold on to thc  more practical features of your  .'veryday routines. Those falling  from respected positions will  be more realistic next time.  Jack & Jill Playschool  What is the playschool?  It is a non-profit, self sufficient, parent participation  pre-school community organization. It has been in operation in Gibsons since 1969 and  has serviced approximately  347 of the Coast's children  since its formation. This year  it has 51 children enrolled  with eleven children on the  waiting list. Two teachers  are employed with full enrollment of three and four year  old classes.  The aim of the playschool  Firstly, its aim is to offer a  play-learning environment for  children ages three, four and  some five year olds.  Secondly, its aim is to strive  to help develop their bodies  and minds and to broaden  their outlooks on home and  community.  Why the change'.'  Jack & Jill has previously  been operating at Gibsons  United Church hall which has  also been used for many other  purposes    therefore    neces-  IVIAH ��� INTIMIT PAID ANNUAUV  GUARANTEED  INVESTMENTCTrRTIFICATIS  "Rtglltwtd RlllrimMt Savings Plan"  "'Incwnt Awrigjng CwiiiimIm"  SgBSQ  ���ONOIDAMNT  N J. CORDON AGENCIES LTD.  ScclMlt IM-30U  sitating the putting away of  equipment after each session. Parents and teachers of  Jack & Jill have always been  searching for an alternative  so, when the opportunity  for the rental of a house  arose, it received much positive reaction.  Whai changes had to be made  Since Jack & Jill is a non  profit organization it had to  iook to the community for  assistance in making the alterations and renovations  necessary to update the building lo meet the required  health and building code  standards and our own needs.  Such changes as: rewiring,  replumbing, enclosing of  thc garage to make an activity  room, eliminating walls and  installing carpets needed  skilled workers as well as  the aid of many able-bodied  volunteers and many generous  donations.  Open House  If you are interested in  seeing our new house, we  are having an open house on  March 18 from 1:00 - 4:00.  Our location is behind thc  Catholic Church on the corner  of Park Rd. and Highway  Many potentials  Not only docs Ihe house  provide children with a positive inner environment with  the opportunity to have  plants, animals and fish to  observe, but also the potential for nature walks and  excursions within walking  distance in the outer environment.  THIS     YEAR'S    ANNUAL    MEETING  will be held in    SECHELT    at the  ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION  on Tues. March 14,1978 at    7:30 p.m.  Sunshine Coast Credit Union Tx  Cowrie Street, Sechelt, B. C. 885-3255  f  ,'  MMMMM  Ml Books  It's about Pete's book  foul rag and bone shop ol  the heart." Yet while the  evidence mounts and the overwhelming case is made that  the academics have given us  little but a nit-picking dullness  when it comes to poetry, they  fight still a rear-guard action  for their position of supremacy. When a poet from the  streets becomes too successful  to be ignored they incorporate  him and pretend he lived there  all the while. Before he is  successful they deride him  and pretend of course that  what he writes is not poetry  and what poetry is only they  can decide.  Pete Trower, like Al Purdy  and Irving Layton, has had to  endure his season of scorn.  When it became necessary to  acknowledge him at all it was  as thc logger poet. He was labelled a versifier in the tradition of Service and Kipling  but excellence will out and this  most recent book of Trower's  will lay to rest any doubts of  triviality. Quite simply, the  man is a gifted and a powerful  poet moving into the full  powers of his maturity and  within a year or two the academics who have had little but  contempt heretofore will be  offering a place among them.  They still control the literary  while the savants and syco- purse strings and what they  phants still wrangle intermin- cannot manufacture in their  ably and narrowly the poetic   lecture   "���""   ~J :   By John Burnside  For much of this century poetry has been the preserve of  the academics. In universities  and schools it has been taught  by collegiate savants to small  and sycophantic groups.  Schools of poets have sprung  up like so many identical fish  with each little fish dreaming  of having a school of his own  and being the big fish up  front. Disputations amongst  thc various schools have of  ten been bitter and rife with  petty bitchiness. The poetry  produced by these savants and  their sycophants has been for  the most part much less than  remarkable. Even towering  cerebral giants like Pound and  Eliot who bestrode the early  years of this century like twin  literary colossi diminish as the  century proceeds and diminish  because their work in the case  of Eliot is largely an intellectual maze and in the case of  Pound God alone knows what  he is up to or thinks hc is.  Intellectuality alone is an arid business and the aridly  intellectual poetry which predominated through much of  the first half of the twentieth  century excited no one but its  cerebral practitioners. Of late  there has been indication that  muse has picked up her skirts  and slipped out the back door  to roam the streets among the  much less anti-septic people.  It may be that we live at a  time when her absence is  being noticed in the ivory towers but more probably it is her  presence elsewhere as she  pops up in harbour bars and  sawmills and logging camps  that the academics are noticing. "That can't be the real  thing,"the academics cry.  ".Our lady poetry can't be  visiting with that man. Why  he's never been to university.'  halls and seminars  they can still hope to purchase  less they lose all credibility  and be seen as the time-wasting parasites that they are.  RAGGED HORIZONS is the  first book of poetry that  Trower has had published by  the Eastern literary establishment and it will come as a  surprise to those inside and  outside the universities who  have dismissed Trower as  a one-note Johnny singing of  the woods. In Ragged Horizons he gives us a powerful  and varitd selection of poetry  from the lyrical "Along Green  Tunnels" with which the book  years lost love. There are human vignettes full of compassion and irony and a sense  of mortality such as "The  Popcorn Man" and "Twilight for the Nostrum Man".  Trower has seen the underbelly and gives us glimpses of it  in such poems as "Running  Scared with the Sky-Hanger",  "At Bay with Big Dutch",  "Not so Still Life with Damp  Beer Tables" and, most memorably, his personal "West  Testament" which delineates  with unsparing honesty the  terror and torture of urban  alcoholism.  There are love poems here  too, and poems where man's  littleness is perceived with  clarity and etched with consummate skill such as "The  Presumers" and "In the Shadow of Chieftain Rock".  Poems such as "Appointed  Rounds" and "Outhouse"  shows us the twinkle of understated humour in the poet's  eye and by the book's end  Trower has even taken us on  poetic explorations of the out-  erreaches of the solar system  in "TheOutreachings".  Finally, let the man speak  for himself, speak in a fresh  and lyrical way of that most  hackneyed of poetic themes,  autumn. It's from a poem  called "Relearning Winter":  "Those cold flames of autumn/will lick through the  garden as fall advances/  no water can quench/that subtle conflagration /it will take  and strike till the bones lie  bare. Those same cold  flames/sear secretly/each  thing built or born/for the  earth is a burning ball/sure as  the sun./We kick always  through the ashes/of a billion  incinerated years."  Let them put that in their  academic pipes and smoke it.  It's a hell of a book.  Of course the lady belongs   opens we move through Eng-  among the people and her absence has been a spiritual  wound in the side of western  society through much of this  embattled century.  All of the predominant poets in Canada now have come  to the universities with their  credentials not for their  credentials and the material  for their singing is derived  from what Yeats called "the  lish country churchyards,  across the Atlantic amidst the  submarines of the Second  World War, into the mountains and the bars and the city  streets of British Columbia.  We stand with the poet helpless before a dying child in a  hospital ward, slink with him  from a carnival tent where the  faded aging stripper is suddenly  recognized  as  a  ten  Fitness  Testing  TV's      Microwave Ovens  Washers/Dryers    Refrigerators  Stereos  Stoves  ELECTRONICS  Cowrie St.  Sechelt    885-2568  WINNING NUMBERS FOR FEBRUARY1978'  Provincial feb.26draw  $1  MILLION WINNING NUMBERS  I2I0I213I315I7I  I5I9I4I1I4TTT31  I4I4I1I614I91 31  $100,000 WINNING NUMBERS  I4I2I4I0I1I0I0I  I311I5I6I0I7I6I  last 6 digits win   *���������  last 5 digits win    Hi  last 4 digits win       tMO  |  last 3 digits win |M  FEBRUARYS DRAW  $100,000 WINNING NUMBERS  3  3  0  "Ol  3  0  5  4  9  4  8  5  6  3  8  6  1  4  5  4  3  9  2  3  2  2  9  4  5  4  6  0  3  0  3  FEBRUARY 22 DRAW  $100,000 WINNING NUMBERS  KEEP VOUR FEBRUARY/MARCH TICKET, ITS  A^EjWlffroRIHIMARCH 27DRAW.  For A List Of Bonus Numbers On The February 8th  Western E*press Draw. Write To  Western Canada. 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Evans Herman will be taking  blood pressures and doing fitness testing via the Step Test  (climbing up and down two steps  in time to music for two three-  minute periods to see how your  heart responds to exertion over  time) in the Madeira Park Medical Clinic, beginning at 2:00 p.m.  All persons in the Pender Harbour area are invited to drop in  and spend a few minutes doing  this simple test to find out the  general condition of their heart.  People of Sechelt are reminded  that, if they would like their  blood pressure checked, Evans  Hermon takes blood pressures  in Trail Bay Mall every Friday  afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until  5:00p.m.  Fitness testing will resume  in Sechelt next Thursday as  usual, and persons who were  tested earlier in thc year and  who have been exercising arc  invited to come and be tested  again to sec how they have  improved.  During lasl week's semantic  side-trip. I threatened to start  telling talcs, just to show that  the "heard it all, seen it all"  aplomb of taxi-drivers doesn't  always stand up. I ended by  talking about the radio, so  that's as good a place as any  to pick it up. New drivers  often become completely  obsessed by the cab radio.  This isn't surprising, since it's  a new toy and in Western  civilization gadgetry has become a kind of shortcut to  godhead. The ancient Greek  dramatic concept of the "deus  ex machina", the "god in the  machine" who descended  to thc stage by a mechanical  apparatus to resolve the plot  of the later tragedies, has  become the emblem of our  culture. For the past ten  years or so we have flirted  with Eastern mysticisms and  even developed our own home  grown cults of the return to a  simpler, more harmonious  way of life, but Ihese flirtations have basically been no  more than reactionary responses to runaway technology  and the moral poverty which  has accompanied it. What is  more truly characteristic  of our culture is the recent  interest in "gods from Outer  Space".  The idea isn't a new one.  Early science-fiction writing  (that there are beings more  advanced and powerful than  ourselves in the universe  and that they arc about to  drop in for coffee at any moment), is a subtler version of  the same idea. Having enjoyed minor vogues for some  years, thc idea has been the  subject of renewed interest  lately, spurred by Erich Von  Daniken's "You-Name-it of  The Gods" books and a host of  imitators. U.F.O. magazine, several popular songs,  more than one major movie  and a number of TV shows.  The Russians, fearful of the  popularity of Western fads  among Soviet youth, frequent  ly criticize the West for expecting extra-terrestrials to  arrive, like the deus ex  machina or some cosmic  janitor, to clean up the mess  we've made.  They have a point, but if  we lay aside the faddish and  foolish aspects of this trend,  I think we can see that it  represents simply a restatement of one of the basic  assumptions of Western  civilization: that technology  can solve everything. The  "superior" beings we expect  from space are superior  primarily by virtue of a technological sophistication necessary for galactic tourism.  Thc superior moral stature  we invest them with, in contrast to the paranoia expressed by earlier conceptions  like H.G.Wells' War of the  Worlds, is perhaps a reflection of our own desire for a  moral maturity in ourselves  that will bring technology  under control. Since these  "visitors" have not arrived  to correct our impressions,  thev remain, like all creations  of fantasy, a reflection of  ourselves.  In that light. Soviet criticism may be premature. Western civilization has progressed by trying to live up to  its own imaginings. Teachers,  from Plato and Christ to  Thomas Moore, Karl Marx,  and Buckminster Fuller have  always known this. The  Republic, the Kingdom of  God, Utopia, the Revolution,  and Spaceship Earth arc all  only ideas, words in the mouth  of one man, bul history  is the record of our attempt  to make them real. Similarly  technological progress is the  result of imagination. It took  centuries to make some of  Leonardo da Vinci's imaginings into realities. Science-  fiction writers have remarked  on the extent to which the  wild imaginings of early  pulp science-fiction have been  vindicated by the space program. Faith does move mountains: Ihe faith in our own.  God-given if you will, ability  to invent the shovel, the bulldozer, and high explosive.  It is not the machine we worship. It's power exists only  in potential, and even the  most primitive people, when  confronted with an explorer  equipped with ritle, camera  and cigarette lighter, can  distinguish thc magician from  the props. In our culture, thc  man who controls technology,  who masters thc machine, is  respected, occasionally even  venerated. Astronauts.  airline pilots. computer  programmers, heavy equipment operators, and, yes,  even taxi-drivers gct a taste  of technological godhead.  Last week, on the TV show.  90 Minutes Live, local poet  Peter Trower read a poem  called "Overhead Crane"  which articulates the sense  of godlike power which accompanies the master of a  large and complex machine.  If man is made in the image of  God. the poem reflects some  of the less comforting aspects  of the divine personality.  As 1 said, even taxi-drivers  get a crack at ersatz godhead.  Since each radio monitors the  entire fleet, the rookie driver  develops a powerful and  exhilarating sense of being  plugged into an elite communications network. Radio messages are coded for brevity  and the driver must develop  an ear for hearing through  gratuitous static that imitates  a third-rate horror movie.  The radio is incomprehensible  to most passengers. It is a  private, portable Oracle and  thc driver is its high-priest  and votary. Sometimes new-  drivers even dream about  the radio, answering calls in   Please turn to Page Ten  AMBASSADORS    IN    MISSION  presents  LOVE    CHAPTER  March 10th-8:00 p.m.  ELPHINSTONE SECONDARY SCHOOL  March 11th -7:30p.m.  United Church Hall - Coffee House  March 12th - 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL CHURCH  Sponsored by Christ's Ambassadors  Youth Ministries  Rev. Ted Boodle  invites everyone to hear this fine group.  By Mary anne West  A lively re-creation of the fascinating history of the Kootcnays  recorded at Simon Fraser University can be heard on thc Hornby Collection, Saturday, at  11:05 p.m.  Earlier in the evening thc work  of the International Grenfell  Association and its importance  to the everyday life in Labrador  will be discussed on Between  Ourselves at 7:05 p.m.. followed  by Ideas at 9:05 p.m. an attempt  to answer some of the questions  about Prostitution in Canada.  For Hugh Garner fans a short  story on Anthology. "Spill of  Guilt", at 10:05 p.m.  Signature. Sunday. 4:05 p.m.,  profile uf a boy soprano, David  Pickett, followed by a documentor  ry on thc Ontario Youth Choir.  Concern at 0:05 p.m. looks at  emotions, the apparently irrational component of human nature.  The sounds of Canada's history can be heard in the second  hour of Morning side this week,  at 11:04 a.m. in a special series  from CBC archives.  Wednesday, March 8  Momlngslde 11:04 a.m. from  CBC Archives, William "Bible  Bill" Aberharfs 19.17 Bible Institute broadcasts when hc was  premier of Alberta.  Johnny Chase:K:04 p.m. Science  Fiction thriller.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m.  Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.  Cenck Vrba. violin. Von Suppe,  Strauss, Kreisler.  Thursday, March 9  Momlngslde:   11:04  a.m.   Star-  studded Victory Loan shows.  Playhouse:   8:04 p.m. Stamboul  Train, Graham Greene Part  IV  Vienna to Subotica.  Jazz Radio Canada:    8:30 p.m.  Ron    Paley    Rehearsal    Band.  Guido Basso Quintet.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Quebec Symphony Orchestra. Anton  Kucrti piano. Faure, Dvorak.  Friday, March 10  School  Broadcasts:     2:04  p.m.  My Place in Canada, produced by  students.  Country Road: 8:30 p.m. Colleen  Peterson.  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m. Atlantic Symphony Orchestra  Boris Belkin violin. Arensky.  Prokofieff, Schumann,  Saturday, March 11  Update:        8:30 a.m. Roundup  of B.C.happenings  update:   8:30 a.m. Round up of  B.C.happenings.  The   House:     9:10   a.m.   The  Week in Parliament.  Quirks and Quarks:    12:05 p.m  Science Magazine.  Metropolitan Opera:    1:30 p.m.  La Favorite. Donizetti.  Between Ourselves:    7:05 p.m.  Northern Doctor,  Ideas:    4:05 p.m.   Ihe  Politics  of Prostitution.  Anthology: 10:05 p.m. Kildarc  Dobbs. Poetry by Linda Pykc.  Short story by Hugh Garner.  Spill of Guilt,  Thc Hornby Collection: 11:05  p.m. Voices - history of the Kootcnays.  Sunday, March 12  CBC Stage:   1:05 p.m. Running  by Laurence Gough.  Signature:     4:05  p.m.   Part   I,  David Pickett's Pride.    Part II.  Ontario Youth Choir.  Symphony    Hall:       7:(|.S    p.m.  Toronto    Symphony    Orchestra.  Kyung-What     Chung.     violin.  Stravinsky, Elgar, Beethoven.  Concern: 0:05 p.m. Emotions.   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The prime reasons these people  work with C.A.S.E. are two fold.  One, they have a wealth of information to share and, two,  they want to remain active in  the business community.  When you consider the cost  of this service, which is provided  by F.B.D.B., and the possible  benefits to be derived, the best  thing you might do for yourself  or your company is to investigate  it further.  Here's   how    it   works If  you have something relative to  your business concerning you,  contact any branch of the Federal  Business Development Bank  (preferably the one serving your  community) and ask to speak  to someone about C.A.S.E. The  Co-ordinator of C.A.S.E. will  usually visit your place of business, discuss thc areas of concern with you and get your  authority to proceed with the  service.  Once the areas of concern  are known, a counsellor who  has the necessary background  experience is contacted and  given the assignment. 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Mean-  w.hile, if you spot any nests  could you let me know and I'll  Keith Simpson holds up a 70-pound heron nest which he found on thc ground while checking on heron population in this area.  pass  thc  information  on  to  him.  Keith, John Hind Smith and  myself went out on our safari  all day Thursday; all we  found at that time were three  nests close to Gibsons, and notification of three or four more  on the back end of Keats.  The next day Keith went up to  Pender and found a colony  with over 100 nests in it. Since  Thursday John found another  40 odd nests in Howe Sound  and hc thinks that there were  more in the same area, plus  I've heard that there are another seven in the Gibsons  area. At first 1 was a bit leary  of finding any, as it's a week  or two too early for the birds to  start nesting and the only way  I've managed to find them before was by the noise they  Gibsons Library  In Children's library wc have  some new books for the very  young readers.  Benjl's Book of A.B.C.; Ben-  ji's Book of 1,2,3; The Magic  of Rhymes; Time for a Rhyme,  and Time for a Talc; thc last  three being a collection of  rhymes and fairy tales all by the  same authors. Eric St Lucy Kin-  caid. A new book of Peter  Rabbit and the Tale of Samuel  Whiskers by Beatrix Potter.  Blue Bug to thc Rescue and Blue  Bug's Vegetable Garden by Virginia Poulet. There are also  Three Little Pigs; Little Red  Hen; Henny Penny; and Little  Red Riding Hood.  a*U  FLORO  CENCIES  FLORON  AGENCIES LTD  REAL ESTATE * INSURANCE  1589 Marine Drive  Gibsons,  RON McSAVANEY  AGENT  885-3339  OFFICE: 886-2248  JOHN BLACK  886-7316  * Crafts & Hobbies  Seaside Plaza, Gibsons  886-2811  Our Handicraft Drop-in  Centre will be continuing  Tuesday and Thursday  at 7:30 p.m.  amamamaa^aaamamamaaaaaam  ��  Peninsula Cleaners  & Laundry  CotHpMe  DRV [LEnillllG  ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS  10%  fr OFF      6ITEMS0RM0RE!  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It was loaded with nter- ramifications,  cury and it was a concern of As you can see it is a matter  thc department to find out if of sonic importance to keep  this was common, and if so track of what is happening in  was it depleting thc popula- the environment around us.  tions. John  has asked  me  if I'm  I heard from John Hind willing to help out by marking  Smith this morning that a trees with nests in them,  dead heron had been found then doing a check on them  out at Chaster Creek last year, next year. Alter I'm in contact  It had been a regular visitor with Keith again, we'll see if  to the people that found it and we can initiate such a program  they couldn't see any reason through the Wildlife Club,  for its death. I hope it was 1 have to be careful though as  from old age or something this is the method that Keith  natural. uses, and if we did it for him  This morning 1 was reading he wouldn't have an excuse to  a press release dated August come to the area.  3, 1977, from thc Fish and To sum up. if, after (or  Marine Service in Vancouver, before) thc nesting season  In it Dr. W.E.Jonson. Director starts you sec some could you  General of Fish Management, let me know at thc paper, or  stated that mercury pollution get ahold of John Hind Smith,  from FMC of Canada Ltd. at Understandably I'm not going  Squamish was on the dc- to write in these lines where  crease. Crabs, salmon and the nests are. because 1 used  herring were all under .05ppm to be a kid myself at one lime,  but spiny dog fish and rock Also if you come across  fish at thc top end of the anything weird and wonderful  Sound   were   still   over   .05 give me a call at 886>2622.  Oft  CLUB  NEWS  Last Thursday a form was sent  out at thc local schools to thc  parents and this newsletter  concerned thc formation of sonic  new 4-H clubs. One of these  clubs is a 4-H Horticulture club.  Horticulture projects arc many  and varied, a member will learn  basic principles of horticulture  by taking a home Vegetable  Garden project. The member  may study the "Science of Plants  and Soils" performing numerous  projects. Or a member could  collect insects by taking an  Insect Collection Project. Other  members may wish to grow plants  in a variety of cultures such as  sawdust and water. Still others  may wish to build a small greenhouse.   These projects arc suit-  as  able for most urban as we  suburban and rural homes.  For thc vegetable project  members must have 200 to 300  square feet of garden space.  And to complete this unit members must exhibit certain types of  vegetables.  Members who take thc garden  and floriculture projects have the  opportunity to display them at  fairs in the Fraser Vallev and at  PNE.  Members must be enrolled by  April I. If you arc interested in  joining this club return to the  school thc bottom part of the form  which was handed out. If you did  not receive a form vou may phone  886-2315.  Remember, lhc 4-H motto is  "Learn to do by Doing"!  Meet: Pete the Poet!  at the N.D.P.  Bookstore, Saturday  March the 18th, 2 to  4p.m.  Have Pete personally sign his latest  book RAGGED HORIZONS  for you.  ALSO AVAILABLE  Remembering Roberts Creek  $6.95  Men of the Forest  $1.75  .Peter  Trower  HDP Bookstore  ^mmmi Triumphant boys and girls of Langdale Elementary School are pictured after winning  Triumphant boys and girls of Langdale Elementary School are pictured after winning  the Schoold District M6 Volleyball Tournament. The three sitting in front received trophies  as mort valuable players in the tournament. The bovs tied in points for the trophy.  EqilUS JL   Strikes and spares  by Trlsh Cramer, B.H.A.I.  and Debbie Rhodes  .4>  Horses, because of their size  and disposition, are somewhat  prone to injury. We would like  to give a list of emergency  measures for horse owners.  First aid kit - a good anti-  ceptic with a dauber (most horses  are terrified of spray cans),  absorbent gauze pads, a good  antibacterial salve (Furacin),  a twitch, a strong halter and  lead shank, wire cutters, bandages, and a termometcr.  Most injuries horses suffer  from are incurred whil playing  or just grazing out in thc pasture.  Generally wire or broken boards,  etc. are the cause. A wire cut  is seldom deep or very dangerous  but they should be cleaned with  antiseptic and kept dry. If the  cut is deep your veterinarian  should be called. Daily cleansing  will ensure thc healing. All  horses should be inoculated  against tetanus on a yearly basis  this is very important!  Wounds requiring stitches  should be cleaned with antiseptic only and nothing applied  to the wound as it will only have  to be cleaned off by your vet.  Injuries to the horse arc usually  on the legs so practical experience with bandaging would be  very helpful to the horse owner.  The following is a list of don'ts  to insure some measure of  safety against injury:  1. Never leave a haiter on your  horse I  2. Make sure all fences are  safe, no loose wires or boards.  3. Check your pastures for  bottles, cans, boards or wires  often.  4. Make sure your waterer  is safe, bath tubs with the taps  left on are very dangerous,  sharp edges on feeders, etc.  5. Stall doors should be flush to  the floor. Horses have severely  injured their legs and hooves by  putting feet out under ihe stall  door.  6. Remember to feed on a regular basis, and do not introduce  new feeds suddenly. This will  protect your horse from "colic".  NEXTWEEK;  WHAT ABOUT A PONY?  (in this we refer to thc pony  breeds not small horses)  Soccer  Elphinstone Junior Wanderers travelled to Vancouver  this past weekend and defeated the McSwean Border Breakers by a score of four goals to  two. Scoring for the Junior  Wanderers were Mark Jacob-  son, Robbie Jonas, with Gord-  ie Clayton scoring the third  and fourth Wanderers' goals.  The Pender Harbour Bananas beat the Wakefield United on Sunday afternoon,  March Sth, by a score of 3-2  after a toughly fought match.  The Bananas won mainly  through the efforts of Peter  Kenny who scored two goals  in is first match after his  comeback.  By Bud Mulcaster  The Zone Final for the Y.B.C.  four steps to stardom tournament  was held last Saturday and we  have our first winner. Andy  Solinsky won the Bantam boys  singles and will go to Kelowna  to bowl in the regional finals. If  he wins there he will then go to  London. Ontario for thc National  Finals. Andy bowled a three  game total of 542 at Fraser  Bowl which was good for first  place. The best of luck to him at  Kelowna.  Mike Maxfield was thrown into  the Senior boys singles event and  did very well coming in a close  second at the Commadore Lanes.  The rest of the teams and singles  bowled fairly well but not good  enough to win. Most bowled  over their averages but this  tournament is scratch bowling.  In league action, the Classic League, three shifts to report.  1st shift, Gwen Edmonds a 314  single and 1024 for 4, Ken  Skytte 1029 for 4; 2nd shift,  Bonnie McConnell a 318 single  and Freeman Reynolds a 317  single and 1044 for 4; 3rd shift,  Dianne Fitchcll a 301 single and  Larry Braun a 305 single and  1080 for 4.  In thc Gibsons 'A' league Henry Hinz had a 302 single and  Pauline Hogg a 339 single. Barb  Rezansoff rolled a 332 single and  753  for  3  in   the  Wednesday  On the rocks  By Pat Edwards  The ladies final bonspiel of  the season wound up on Sunday afternoon with the Deirdre  Pearson rink taking top prize  in the A event. Other team  members were Elain Flumer-  felt at lead, Carol Skytte, second and Judy Frampton at  third. They defeated the Joan  Fraser rink consisting of Dor-  een Stewart, lead; Edna Hus-  by. second; and Marion Linc-  ker, third.  The final of the B event was  forced into an extra game  when the Runte rink defeated  Marlcne Doran's crew in the  first game. Because Runte  had already lost two games  when she entered thc final,  the extra game was necessary.  Results of the B event will appear next week.  The kitchen was a sight to  behold as Maurice and his  Merry Men, complete with  frilly aprons, took over.   Al-  Coffee league and Vic Marteddu got hot in thc Phuntastique  league with games of 323 and 339  for a three game total of 869.  In the Senior Y.B.C. league  Jamie Gill had a nice 344 single  and 776 for a 3 game total. Lots  of good games rolled last week.  Must be doing something right!  Highest scores:  Classic: Gwen Edmonds 314-  1024; Freeman Reynolds 292-  1001; Ken Skytte 281-1029;  Bonnie McConnell 318-950;  Art Holden 281-958; Freeman  Reynolds 317-1044; Bonnie McConnell 268-935; Larry Braun  305-1080; Tuesday Coffee: Lorraine Weatherill 261-638; Lisa  Kincaid 267-654; Swingers: Alice  Smith 263-679; Hugh lnglis  259-626; Gibsons A: Orbita  delos Santos 249-702; Pauline  Hogg 339-704; Henry Hinz 302-  722; Art Holden 294-775; Wednesday coffee: Gretha Taylor  292-701; Darlene Maxfield 254-  714; Barb Rezansoff 332-753;  Ball It Chain: Dianne Fitchell  257-673; Emma Butcher 271-  740; Freeman Reynolds 254-  702; Phuntastique: Hazel Skytte  235-665; Ricky Buckmaster 295-  677; Vic Marteddu 339-869;  Legion: Rita Johnston 222-  620; Mickey Jay 250-684; Dan  Weinhandl 286-710; Y.B.C.Sen-  lore: Gwen McConnell 297-  548; Jamie Gill 344-776.  Wanderers  By Barnibus & Co.  Elphinstone Wanderers  Men's team romped to a 5-1  exhibition victory over Vancouver's 5th Division Scandia  in soccer action this weekend.  Playing under perfect  weather conditions, the Wanderers were impressive with  their give and go passes and  their hustle. The first goal of  the game came on a defensive mixup similar to last  weekend's game as the Wanderers were pressing and controlling the play. Two minutes  after Scandia's goal, Peter  Cerny made a couple of Swiss  movements on thc defence  and cooly popped in the tying  goal.  After Cerny's goal, Gary  Davies scored the picture goal  of the season as he blasted a  first timer from 20 yards. The  Scandia goalie didn't have a  chance as the ball rocketed  into the right corner. Graham  Chapman scored two insurance goals and Corky Blond  completed the scoring romp.  Next week, the Wanderers  have a home game against  Sud America at 2:00 p.m,  at Langdale Field. This is a  big game for the Wanderers  and fans are urged to give  their support to the local team.  On March 24,25,26 the  Wanderers will be travelling  to Powell River for their annual Easter Tournament.  Playing in the tournament  will be Courtenay Cobalts,  Powell River Labatts, Max  Cameron, Campbell River,  Regs, Nanaimo Labatts, Sliam  Sounders and Elphinstone  Wanderers.  PENALTY SHOTS: The Wanderers will be holding their  own tournament April 29,30.  There will also be a dance on  April 29 at Elphinstone  High School. Hey, girls,  why not phone Nancy McLeod  and get on one of the ladies'  soccer teams.  Coast News, March 7,1978  Coast Strokers  though they offered a few extras on the bill of fare, it is  doubtful they had any takers.  You should have put an apron  on Russ Hanchar on Saturday  night, fellas. He really needed it!  Latest word from the Western Canada Pulp Mill Bonspiel is that the Port Mellon  representative team skipped  by Dave Gant has won two and  lost one and are currently  in the C event. The 'spiel  goes through Monday so we'll  bring you the final results next  week.  Next weekend the men take  to the ice for their final  'spiel, followed by thc mixed  final on the March 17 weekend. This week also sees thc  end of league curling for this  season.  Has anyone challenged  Canfor for the Golden Broom?  Their six weeks must be up  soon!  By Dennis Grav  More volleyball  In a preliminary encounter,  the Sunshine Coast Sports  Club Juvenile team, composed  of girls aged 18 and under,  will plav the Junior Varsity  team from U.B.C.   The Gib-  The Canadian National  Women's volleyball team will  play an exhibition match in the  Elphinstone gymnasium,  Saturday evening, March 18.  Their opposition will be the  B.C.champion Mission Junior  Men's team. In a recent  encounter, the Mission team  defeated the women four  games to two. Assistant  coach of thc women, Merv  Mosher, said that the Mission  men have a style similar to  that of the Cuban women.  "Our girls were overwhelmed by their powerful attack and aggressive  blocking." Mosher said. He  added, "this is the kind of  experience and exposure the  National Squad needs; we'll  take them when wc play in  Gibsons."  The teams will play a six  game match.  sons girls defeated the U.B.C.  team earlier this year in  Women's League play in  Vancouver and U.B.C. is  anxious for this re-match.  The preliminary games  are scheduled to begin at  6:00 p.m., with the National  team match planned to start  approximately 7:30 p.m.  Ticket prices are: Adults  $2.00 and students $1.00.  Children under school age  will be admitted free. Tickets  will be available in thc Sunnycrest Mall, from members of  the Sunshine Coast Sports  Club, and at the door.  Please contact Robert  Cotter for further information:  phone 886-7725.  N.D.P. BOOKSTORE  Next to Sears  Gibsons Harbour area  Try us (or good books  There has been a bucketful  of bad handling-bikes built  over the years, bikes that look  good, sound good, were priced  cheap and introduced you to  the nicest people. However,  the broken bones and bruised  heads they caused, made  them look less attractive.  Many companies produced  these little gems, and some  are still producing them today.  The bad handling and broken bones became compounded  with thc declaration of the  horsepower ward. During this  time the sales mentality was,  bright chrome, bright paint  and great gobs of horsepower,  and what's worse, we bought  them. Some of thc machines  had so much power that thc  rear wheel would skitter a-  round like a spit ball on a hot  skillet, a slight Iwist of the  throttle was like Hipping a  switch and the bike turned into a medieval torture wrack,  stretching one's arms almost  out of their sockets.  The bike would alternately  try to pull you off over the rear  fender or spit you over the  bars. Your sensations would  go from awe. to fear, to terror and often to pain. All the  time your death grip on thc  throttle would send the bike  accelerating in any direction,  often as not with the back  wheel trying to pass the front.  People who were unfortunate  enough to take the trip over  the handle bars often did not  have time to absorb the pain of  landing. Before the bike overtook them and beat them half  to death. If the rider was still  conscious enough to see thc  final chapter of this little disaster, he could watch the bike  scream in circles around it's  own foot peg until it destroyed  itself.  As a result of these bikes, a  good many off-road riders of  that period were held together  with gauze tape and plaster ol  Paris. Although the pain may  have made many forget about  the money they lost, thc next  time they spent a buck on a  Bike it would not be for a  continuation   of   any   great  war. Fortunately for the bodies of us two wheel freaks, the  factories responded with a less  explosive engine and suspension that helped keep thc  wheels on the ground and you  on the seat.  In my biased opinion thc  first and most outstanding  development in suspension  was the nitrogen gas filled  monoshock in 1973. Its first  use gave Haken Anderson a  250 world championship.  Thc following year Malco got  into thc act, and to their superb front suspension they added the lay down rear shocks.  rtVWrWrW^W^rWWbWWYW  Gibson's  Athletic Association  MINOR BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL  REGISTRATION  At the Sunnycrest Plaza  March 11 and March 18  10a.m. to4 p.m.  Tee Ball for boys & girls 7 to 9 years old.  Bronco Baseball for boys 10 to 12 years old.  Softball for girls 9 to 12 years old.  Cost per player $5.00 each,  or Family Rate $15.00 per family  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR ANY  PERSON INTERESTED IN COACHING OR  UMPIRING,  PHONE BARRY LYNN 886-9136  rWVrW^WVrWrWii  are you  Ready  WHY WAIT 'TIL SPRING....DO IT NOW!  it Decorative Fir Bark Mulch  it Top Soil  it Hydro Poles  it Shot Rocks  ���; Rock Dust for Driveways  it Landscaping  ���350 & 450 Crawler  ���Extenda-Hoe  ���Dump Trucks  We also install & repair septic fields  Building a new house?  Need an excavation?  For free estimates call  J. B. EXCAVATING  Since that lime wheel travel  has increased from lour to  over ten inches. But il was the  nitrogen gas shock lhal helped  make il possible, since il is  the only system which will  hold up io the additional  stress.  Based on today's standards,  this is an accurate look at  bikes five years ago. bin then  no one would show up on the  starting line with :i bike five  months old today. We have  the riders of those medieval  wrecks to thank lor thc equipment we ride today; they .ire  as easy to spol as a bow-legged cowboy. Mosl ni us have  a permanent pompador, walk  around cm Ihe hack "I "in  hands, and will ride anything  on two wheels. Keep on stroking.  INCOME TAX  SERVICE  PERSONALS  BUSINESS  9-12a.m.        5-8p.m.  886-2821     North Road  BICYCLE  REPAIRS  Full line of Bicycles and  accessories  Trail Eay  ciesoNs   SPORTS 5FCM  SUNNYCREST PLAZA Comie  BB6-B0?0 efl5"!  tide tables  Reference:  Point Atkinson  Tuc.Mar.7  04.15  1025  1545  2215  Thurs.Mar.9  Sal.Mur.ll  15.0 0550  H.'l 1155  1.1." 1740  .1." 2.145  IS.2 00.15  ". 1 06SS  14.0 1.1115  5.0 1025  ii, I  14.'I  1.1.K  Wcd.Mar.lt  0510 15.1  1115 8.0  1640 13.9  I ri.Mar. II)  0(i20  12.10  1825  15.1  6,4  13.9  Sun.Mar.12  0115 ",2  0725 14.6  1350 5.5  2.115  4..1  2020  1.1.0  GIBSONS LANES  Hwy 101,   886-2086  Mon.Mar. 13  0220 K..1  0745 14.1  1440 5.4  2120 1.1..1  OPEN  Friday & Saturday 7 -11 p.m.  Sunday 2 ��� 5 p.m. and 9 - 11p.m.  886-9031.  ^aa^S:  Quality  Value..  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SATURDAY, MARCH 11  12 noon - 6 p.m.  ��� *���  In order to be eligible for the door prizes you can come in any time  during the week up to and including Saturday, March 11. You must  also be the hoKsr of a valid driver's licence.  1st draw - Trip to Reno for two for one week in April  2nd Draw - Trip to Reno for two for one week in May (for customers  who have purchased a new or used vehicle since the franchise  opened on October 22nd until May 1st when the draw will be made)  ��� ������  We wish to thank the service people in the automobile industry and all the other  customers for their patronage.  We have made special parking arrangements for our parts department customers ��� pull up to the hitching rail at the front.  REMEMBER! We still have one of the best Service Departments in town and  continue to service all makes of cars.  Sunshine GM  AT THE INTERSECTION, SECHELT 885-3833  Parts Dept. Sales Dept. Service Dept.  885-5411 885-9464 885-9464  Both trips include fare, first class  accommodation and some meals. The Sunshine  Second Front Page  Fishing  Slowly, secretly but surely  the federal government appears to be negotiating away  key Canadian rights in west  coast fisheries boundary talks  with the United States.  Bilateral talks in this area  have been going on for some  time, but the extension by  both countries of their respective territorial waters  to 200 miles last year led to  an intensive effort to resolve  outstanding problems.  When normal channels  failed to settle offshore  resource control and the boundaries question, President  Carter and Prime Minister  Trudeau appointed special  high-power negotiators last  August to ensure a speedy  settlement.  An interim agreement was  secured, only to have it  founder when the two sides  came to Till in thc details.  Both governments agreed  to extend the deadlocked  talks until this March, but  thc differences are so marked  that only one side can emerge  a winner.  And Uncle Sam doesn't  like to lose.  Liberal governments,  historically mezmorized by  our American neighbour, have  been all too quick to roll  over and play dead when the  United States puts the diplomatic squeeze on.  That squeeze is on, with  lamentably predictable results - especially for British  Columbia.  Thc Alaska-B.C. boundary  lias always been contentious.  Old wounds from the Alaska  Panhandle debacle have been  slow to heal.  Yet even the biased Alaska  Boundary Tribunal in 1903  recognized the current boundary inside the Dixon Entrance  asajust one.  Now, thc United States  claims it is entitled to a median line boundary giving it  a great expanse of the Entrance waters. And it wasn't  so many years ago that B.C.  fishermen were forcibly e-  jeeted from contested waters  in Dixon Entrance by the  U.S. Coast Guard.  Now we have received word  that Canada "is prepared  to consider accomodating  vital U.S.A. interests INSIDE  Dixon Entrance".  This quote comes from  briefing notes prepared by  Ottawa for M.P.'s on the Canada-United States Inter-  Parliamentary Group - a  body to which I belong.  Our government is prepared  to move the current boundary  line "a few miles southward  of Capes Muzon and Chacon"  in exchange for Canada  receiving a larger area outside thc Entrance.  Were this an equitable  quid pro quo, one could  perhaps understand Ottawa's  quick bargaining collapse.  However, as any fisherman  from thc area can tell you,  the fish resources inside the  Dixon Entrance are much  more critical than those outside.  Sonic 18% of salmon taken  by Canadian fishermen off  the coast of Alaska are taken  in thc Entrance. For years  now. the Americans have  intercepted sockeye and pink  salmon en route for the  Skectta and Ness Rivers.  Arc we to give them a larger  base of operations?  Are we to believe that our  tax money being pumped into  the salmon enhancement  programme is for the benefit  of U.S.fishermen!  At stake too are much larger  fish stocks such as halibut -  the landed value of which  by Canadian fishermen in  the Entrance amounted to a  quarter of a million dollars  in 1976.  There is also potential for  great and profitable growth  in the local sole and shrimp  fisheries.  At the beginning of this  century, the British government sold out Canadian interests in thc Alaska Panhandle award.  Seventy-five years later,  it seems all we have learned  is to do it ourselves.  Members of kjthe Gibsons Lions Club are pictured at work on Her Steinbrunner's fence  which was vandalized lately. (Sec editorial)  Hospital Auxiliary meets   Library  The February meeting of thc  Port Mellon Hospital Auxiliary was held at thc home of Mrs.  Margaret Baston on February  8. There were ten members  present.  Thc meeting was presided  over by Mrs. G.Booth in thc absence of our president, Mrs.  M .Gill. We arc happy to welcome  two new members. Mrs. Vivian  Chamberlin and Mrs. Edith  Simmons.  Reports were given by the various committees. Mrs. Doreen  Dockar reports lhal eight members worked 163 hours at thc gift  shop in 1977. Mrs. Glorlne Gray  reports that fifty-one baby sets  as well as three shawls, and seven  pairs   of   slippers   were   made  for the gift shop. All but four  baby sets made by Mrs. Gray  herself.  Thc next meeting will be held  at thc home of Mrs. Betty McCallum on March 8 at 1:30 p.m.  Wc have been asked lo bring  the following notice to your  attention. "All    interested  boys and girls sixteen years  and over, we arc starting a  Junior Volunteer program at  St.Mary's Hospital. If you are  interested in thc many phases  of Health Sciences please contact  by letter or phone Mrs. M.Hauta-  lii. Box 114. Gibsons. B.C. or  phone 880-7861. or Mrs. M.Murray. 885-2613. for further information.  Recognition Police  At the 1978 Chrysler Marine  Dealers meeting held at thc  Astor Hotel in Burnaby under  the sponsorship of Simpson  Power Products and Chrysler  Corporation of Canada, Paul  Drake of Gibsons received the  top award for largest gasoline  and diesel engine sales for  B.C. and Alberta for the 1977  sales year. Mr. Drake operates the Marine Transmission  Repairs and Sales across the  road from the Devries carpet  showroom on Highway 101 in  the Village.  Sechelt  cont'd  installation was necessary this  year it was felt that $4,000 was  expensive and further investigation by Alderman Thompson  would be required.  A correspondence from Glen-  mont Holdings indicated their  willingness to clear up the debris  around the marsh area. Further  construction is on thc agenda for  the fall of this year or at thc  beginning of 1979 and the area  will be cleared up at that time.  news  A Half Moon Bay resident had  her purse stolen from beneath  the seat of her car, which had  been left on the government  wharf at Gibsons. The purse  contained $25 and her identification. Several days later she  received her purse and identification through the mail, minus  the $25.00.  On thc 23rd of February thc  summer home belonging to Mr.  Clemens of Hall Road was vandalized. Fifteen windows were  broken by gun shots.  Mrs. Christcnscn of Gibsons  had her wallet containing $165  in cash and her identification  stolen from thc laundromat in  lower Gibsons on the 24th of  last month.  On thc 28th of February the  B.C.Forcst Service reported to  the Sechelt detachment that they  had found a Caterpillar tractor.  The identity of the owner is  unknown. Anyone missing  this piece of equipment is asked  to contact the Sechelt RCMP.  Several new titles arc again  on display this month at the  Gibsons Public Library this  month. Thc titles will appear  on both the Fiction and Non-  fiction shelves.  Thc titles on the Fiction  shelf include Vortex, by Jon  Clcary; The Immigrants, by Howard Fast; The Summer of the  Spanish Woman, by Catherine  Gaskin; The Chinese Widow,  by James Leaser; Sandbars,  by Oonah McFee; Goodbye  California, by Alistair MacLean;  Stories from the Saturday Evening Post ��� Mystery and Suspense;  and the Winds of Love, by Agnes  Sligh Turnbull.  On the Non-fiction shelf the  new titles arc, under Animals,  The Beasts of My Fields, by  David Creaton and What to  do Till the Veterinarian Comes,  by Dr. Jean Pommery. Under  Biography, there is Dark Quartet, by Lynne Reid Banks and  Off the Record, by Gwen Cash.  Navy cadets  Wednesday last was a big  night lor lhc Navy League Cadet  meeting at Elphinstone Elementary School. Senior Cadet Bill  .lamieson was promoted to Chief  Petty Officer 2nd Class.  There arc slill several vacancies for recruits open to teenagers  bolh male and female from 13  to 18 years. If you are interested,  meeting lime is 7:00 p.m. every  Wednesday. Transport has been  laid on from Sechell. Information  can be obtained from Commanding Officer Tom Richardson  any evening after 6:00 p.m. by  ringing 886-9527.  Feeling strong? Adult volunteers arc required any weekend lo  move ship stores to new premises  in Gibsons. If you feel like  lending a hand please contact  Harry Jenkins at Si. Mary's  Hospital. 885-2224 regarding  where and when.  INTRODUCING  PICK-UP fr OEUVERY  886-7742  PYRAMID POWER COMES TO GIBSONS!  S.M.T.Coach Lines Ltd. is pleased to announce a new, convenient service for our parcel express customers in the Gibsons  Area, including Port Mellon and Roberts Creek.  For a nominal service charge, PYRAMID PICKUP & DELIVERY,  will come right to your home or business to pickup or deliver bus  express, leaving you free to do more important things. So, if your  time Is valuable, please call Michael Putman at our Gibsons Depot  at 886-7742, any time and find out how Pyramid Power can work  for you!  The Bus Depot is still happy to serve you between the hours of  10:30a.m. to 11:30a.m., or between 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  Future cont'  turned to BC1T for "reading"  No marks will be assigned, but  constructive suggestions will be  made by the "reader".  Adults wishing to register for  thc series will find a registration  form in the Province on March 7.  iThe cost of the course will be  $20.00 for those who wish to  have assignments read, or $5.00  for course materials only.  Although there will be no  block registration, we feel that  the Planning your Future materials will also be of particular  use to counsellors, and to instructors of such courses as Employment Orientation for Women  (EOW), Basic Job Readiness  Training (BJRTl, Basic Training  for Skills Development (BTSD),  and English as an Additional  Language (EAL). The materials  can be used in whole or in part;  as thc core for a course or as  supplementary material.  For further information, contact Ms Barbara B.BIaklcy,  Project Co-ordinator, c/o Distance Education Planning Group,  2331 Trafalgar St., Vancouver,  B.C.V6K3T1.  Watch for Planning your Future March 7 in the Province!!  Meeting  cont'd  section of the community.  General objectives have been  formulated in several areas,  the maintenance of a primarily  rural atmosphere; the encouragement of environmentally  located light industry; improvement of beaches and  walking trails; the need for  parks; that development  should take place in an orderly fashion where service  is already available; the need  for corner stores in outlying  areas within walking distance  of neighbourhoods.  Public Hearings will be  held when the ideas generated have been organized  into a document and before  the final blue print is confirmed.  The Committee welcomes  public input through contact  with the chairman, Kevin  Ryan or vice chairman,  Bernie Parker, and the next  meeting will be held at  7:30p.m. at Elphinstone.  Coast News, March 7,1978  TIMBER DAYS  By Carl Chrismas. Chairman  A Timber Days meeting  was held on February 27 in  the Village office to choose a  Chairperson and select a  committee. The meeting was  well attended by service clubs  and others wishing to set up  booths and facilities, donate  prizes, and help in other ways  to make it a success. But  only two of the group were  willing to act on a committee.  A Chairman and Secretary  were chosen, but it takes more  than two to function as a  committee to organize an  annual event such as this.  With lots of help, it could be  fairly simple. But without it.  poor old Timber Days could  die a'homing!  The first day of thc festivities is really for the children  to show their May Queen,  enjoy thc parade and sports,  and consume scads of hot-  dogs, pop, and ice cream. It  would be a shame to sec it  end.  The Loggers Sports is more  of an adult thing and has been  handled so well thc past  couple of years by Graham  Craig that it can function on  its own. The Loggers would  prefer a date later in the  season to assure them of  more favourable weather, but  to make a gala affair of it,  they have combined their  activities with May Day. The  committee and co-ordinating  groups of the past two years,  chaired by Lil Fraser, have  done a tremendous amount of  ground work. There is now  a good base to work from.  Lets take advantage of it and  carry on!  The next meeting will be  on Monday, March 11 at  7:30 p.m.  r" "i  i    Gibsons Public     i  ��� Library ���  I i  ���Tuesday 2-4 p.m. J  J Wednesday 2-4 p.m. J  l Thursday 2-4 & ,  I 7-9 p.m.       i  i Saturday 2-4 p.m. ���  I I  ��� 886-2130 ���  TIMBHK DAYS  It's TimberDays time  and a boom crew is needed,  but so far, our cries  for help go unheeded.  The 'bullpen'isJull,  the 'boomsticks' are bored,  the 'hoomchains are hung  and the 'heiuistick ' is scored.  Now ail lhut is needed  to stow them in place  is u crew of good wurkers  tu help set ihe pace.  Our mascot, ' Tim Herdays  has afresh chew ofsnoose  and is ' 'yoost hangm ' in dere'',  as louse as a noose!  He's waiting wiih prizes  to crown u new champ,  and he's hopin' ihe Village  won t shut down ihe camp.  So come on, you folks.  feis all pult together;  Make our sixth annual Timber Days  the very best ever!  Carl Chrismas  Sale  Overgrown shade trees, shrubs,  flowering trees and ground cover.  WHILE STOCK  LASTS!  We also specialize  in Bonsai Trees  and have a good  selection of shrubs  and trees for  Spring planting!  maeK's nuRseRY  Highway  101,  RR#2, Gibsons, B.C.  886-2684  Do You Receive?  ^T Free Chequing Facilities if you are disabled or a senior citizen  "^ 7% interest on your Savings Account  7^ Up to 81/2% on your Term Deposits  PLUS  jf Penalty free Real Estate Mortgages at competitive rates  IF NOT...  It's Time to Join the  Port Mellon Industries  Gibsons Credit Union  P.O.BOX 7I5  i.llisoNS. B.C, VON l\()  Final Notice of  Annual General Meeting  AT ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION 109 HALL  GIBSONS, MARCH 18th, 1978  The General Meeting will begin at 8 p.m.  All Members are invited  A Buffet Dinner will be served  at 6:30 p.m.  BUFFET AND DANCE TICKETS $4.00  AVAILABLE AT THE CREDIT UNION OFFICE  aamm 10  Coast News, March 7,1978,  Essay Contest  r������ 1  I     CLIP& 1  I SAVE      1  |   YOUR FRUIT TREES   j  ��� should be pruned ���  : now ���  i for a better yield i  |andhealthierlife.|  J Reasonable Rates   '  I      Call 885-3537       I  A reminder to those interestea  in expressing their thoughts  about the importance of the family in Canadian society past and/  or present lor ihe community  wide essay contest sponsored  by ihe Sunshine Coast Committee  of the B.C.Council lor the Family.  Is the family still Ihe basic unit  of society, is it falling apart or  does il mailer. Whai do you think  and how do you feel about your  family?  The final date for entries is  March 15 ��� a shorl two weeks  away. If you are a student  >our entry will he forwarded by  vour school. Those from Ihe com  munity al large should mail  their entries, marked Family  Essay Contest is c/o Box 1069  Sechell. B.C.  There will be a family prize  in each of five categories: Student  primary grades 1-3; Intermediate,  grades 4-7; Junior Secondary -  grades 8-10; Senior Secondary,  grades 11-12 and for the community entries.  the Committee wishes to express their appreciation for donations to the prize fund from  the Gibsons Legion. Gibsons  Lions Club and Mrs. Chloe  Day. Further donations will be  gratefully accepted.  Reading Survey  GIBSONS  Sunshine Coast Hwy  Gibsons. B.C  Building Supplies Ltd.  886-8141  GARDEN SUPPLIES  Peat Moss  Steer Manure  Weed & Feed  Grass Seed  Last year the Department of  Education made a survey of  the reading proficiency of  every grade 8 and grade 12  student in the province. The  results of this survey indicate  that many students are graduating from thc school system  with less than adequate reading skills to cope with the complexities of modern society.  Locally. District Superintendent John Denley, and Director of Special Education  Ed Nicholson, invited a committee of specifically interested people to examine the  report.   Committee members  Kay Dombroski. Margaret  Thompson. Colleen Elson,  Brian Blackwell. Iris Griffith  and Rose Nicholson have discussed the topic from a variety of angles and have also  received valuable input from  hearing Assistance Teachers  Fran Tovlch and Virginia  Douglas and Librarian Murric  Redman.  The Committee will be making recommendations to thc  Board of School Trustees and  will also hc writing short  articles in the local newspapers so that parents and  the general public will be a-  ware of the situation.  Freethinker's Pulpit:-  tgllfl  #��$%  VIKTORSA.KALVE  Box 1335 Gibsons, B.C.  PAINTING 886-2640  STAINED GLASS  STAINED GLASS, THE ART  ETCHING  I find myself in a constant struggle over stained  glass as an art form. Many artists these days use  the medium as a diverse form of painting, expressing  themselves and presenting their opinions and emotions in their work. Usually these are not commissioned pieces and end up as autonomous panels.  On the other side of the coin artists try to remain  apart and separate from their finished work, trying to  please a larger spectrum of people. Large panels  for public buildings require working with architects, craftsmen, and large committees. It is a difficult task to please all of these people but very rewarding if one can come close. Whichever way the  artist works the most important point to consider is  that they keep working and giving the world their talent and abilities in an art form of exceptional beauty.  by Andy Randall  Back in 1945. when 1 had left  Ihe inhospilalily of thc Germans  for a chancey gamble on Joe  Stalin's brand of good-neighbourliness. I found a lull in the guerilla type of warfare between the  Russians and the Germans and  rested in a village. There 1  ran outside a battered cottage  to watch a cavalcade of soldiers  that made mc fancy 1 was being  entertained by an on-thc-sct  Hollywood version of Marco  Polo. The battalion strength  appeared to my startled gaze  as exact replicas of Genghis  Khan's famous warriors, and  each Mongolian had his short,  sturdy and tough grey pony.  Except for the Russian rifle,  each soldier was costumed (1  think that is the best word here)  ready to switch back, in time  seemingly, lo his mountainous  and descn regions in Mongolia.  I noticed too that Ihcy carried  a wicked-looking long knife.  Russia is like Ihat. A conglomerate of republics, some honestly  come by, sonic annexed by thc  Second  Greal   War   dictates  of  'Uncle Joe' Stalin,    Il is thosr  annexations   that   have   always  disturbed me.    Latvia; Estonia;  Lithuania ;'and Poland come foremost to my mind.    1 suppose  my   own   experiences   as   an  underdog  in   captivity   will   explain   my   soft   spot   for  those  captive nations just mentioned.  With almost five years in Poland  I   got   to   know   those   luckless  people whose language in some  ways is similar to Russian and  makes   them   some   kind   of  a  | cousin,    but    the    relationship  stops dead there.   Being part of  the Slav  mold,  I guess Stalin  figured. 'Why not have them in  our family?'    When they were  I jammed     between      Germany  I and Russia, and after Hitler had  I slaughtered the Poles, who had  I no  'visible'  allies.  Joe  on  the  I North side of thc fence grabbed  I thc rest of the Polish menfolk,  'and  when   later  Germanv   was  CREATE  A SUMMER JOB  WE'LL SH Al  THE COST  Mr    ���'- -J      .,!>���.���' - r s. f ,  - J-   w    '     \ ��� ���"*:���    ������   P% i1  ���**<   "<���������;���������[: .V ..'-   4;'C'  Children of the Jack and Jill Playschool arc pictured at play near their new centre by the  roman Catholic Chinch in Gibsons, ,   "The RUSSIANS"  beaten,   all   Poland   became   a  Communist prison-camp.  In thai merciless winter of  1145. when firsl the German  refugees out from Poland jammed  the snow-filled roads leading out  from thc city of Danzig, while 1  shovelled snow in lhal city, there  came the pathetic trek of folk  from Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania in horse-drawn covered  wagons. These were nol your  romantic and hopeful American  pioneers wilh a dream of having  their own land, in a land of  promise. They cursed Hitler  for invading Russia, bul thc  greater evil, they felt, was to  stay in their homeland, for they  knew Stalin would take away  their rights as freemen and free-  women.  Later, in my first few days after leaving Danzig. I at certain  favourable intervals rode with  some of those earavanncrs along  thc Baltic Coast road, and took  my turn in driving the wagon's  team of horses. They were fine  people, equal to thc best I'd  met on our prairies. I will draw  a curtain over what they lost,  and the distressing journey in  sub-zero temperatures, cutting  winds and deep snow. Try to  picture a farming family, children wailing, a trailing cow  bawling, and the wagon carrying  minimal possessions, into an  uncertain future.'  Long after thc dust and havoc  of war had settled down, the  Soviets, as though they had nol  seen enough misery and anguish,  invaded Czechoslovakia. That is  thc burden of guilt of thc Soviet  hierarchy, the Supreme Soviet.  Wc in Canada, lie like Poland  between two of the world's  greatest powers. On thc north,  Russia. To our soulh, we have  a neighbour, nol an enemy.  Wouldn't you say wc are luckier  than Poland? Or would you be  contending that we would live  better behind that Iron Curtain?  My answer to that, as a Freethinker is. "Damned well try  it". I came as an emigrant  to Canada. If I had not been satisfied, and thought Russia would  be better for mc and my family.  I'd have gone there.  So in plain truth, the old  colony of Britain, now called  thc United States, is our invisible  wall of defense against our  being annexed in the Soviet's  long-term planned campaign  of world empire.  Now let us gel back to the  Russian people. Firsl. a specific  view of what constitutes a true  Russian. Some folks might  resent my using 'Traitor-Dissident' Solzhenilsyn to illustrate  what may be called a true Russian. Now we all have a certain  bias to our convictions. Will  you allow me the bias of a Freethinker to use another Freethinker, namely Solzhenilsyn. for there  has to be a brotherhood of sorts  somewhere.  From the accounts of his intimates, this Russian freethinker  prized one thing above all.  Mother Russia. And. lhal makes  him a worthy example of the  true Russian. He came lo our  Western world, not to tell us  that hc hail fallen in love with  out system of democracy, bul  that hc believed hc hail much to  write about thai Idling in Russia  would mean Siberia, or oblivion.  Actually, hc was deported,  for. among other tilings, warning  the.Wesl Ihat they showed so  little alarm at Russia's\ police  system. Hc said, in part. "Wail,  you Western liberals (he was nol  referring to Canada's Liberal  Party) until you hear our Russian  prison guards conimand'ruki  nazad' Iwhich means 'hands  behind vour buck'), for you will  wake up one day lo find you've  let them in."  For that, hc was carted off hy  seven agents, stripped down.  interrogated, held incommunicado, threatened with death,  and forcibly exiled by the many  modern Czars of Russia. It is  a cruel, yet an ironic reflection,  that these modern Czars follow  exactly in thc footsteps of Ihe  old Monarchical Czars. In the  19th century. Ihe reigning Czar  banished another Freedom-  writer, Dostoyevsky, to Siberia  (Man. how lucks I am thai I  gel jusl a whisper of flak from  some individuals and nol by lhc  state, for my Freelhinking).  Yes. Solzhenilsyn is a Russian, firsl. a freethinker, second.  Hc makes his stand wilh these  words, "Russia ��� not ihe Soviet  Union, but Russia proper - could  find salvation by easting oil  Marxism, shedding its East  European empire and (he non-  Russian republics of the Soviet  Union, and turning inward from  Europe lo develop ihe Russian  interior in the Norih-Easl."  "Let it remain authoritarian,"  hc said, "so long as Ihe slate  creed and Orthodox Christianity  become the moral foundation ol  a new order."  I had written all this out and  much more about Russia jusl one  day before those thirteen Russians were sent back from Canada  for suspected espionage. Who  says I am not psychic? Now,  as I type ihis out. conies later  news of sonic scullduggery in  business areas that smells, so  they say. dccidely off-Russian.  Hamlet would have said,  Denmark. On Ihe surface, il  would seem I am walking on  hot embers, but 1 feel thai this  is just the time lo let a wee  bit of daylight  into what goes  on behind the Iron Curtain, for  we should nol prejudge any  people until we have some facts  laid before us. Ihat is lhc  essence of our judicial system,  nol ihe kangaroo conn procedure of Nazi Germany (lhal was)  and of Ihe present Supreme  Soviet.  Above all things, the ethnic  Russians, as. defined by Sol-  zhinctsyn anil others, love 'Ro-  dina' (Russian for Motherland).  The love for Mother Russia  transcends ihe patriotic fervour  (this is my guess) of the Scots,  thc Welsh, or any other proud  race of people, and that is the  conviction of many oulsidc  observers. 1 hope to go deeper  into this subject next week,  so that I can be more specific,  and give more detail in m\  analysis.  Continued From Page Five  Monday, March 13  Mostly Music: 10:20 p.m.  CBC Vancouver Orchestra.  Coulthard. Suk. Hetu.  Nightcap: 11:20 p.m. Anne  Bancroft interview. Serial reading Lucky Jim by Kingsley  Amis.  Tuesday, March 14  Touch thc  Earth:     8:30  p.m.  Randy Newman.  Mostly Music:   10:20 p.m Musical thc Court of George 111.  Nightcap:   11:20 p.m. Canadian  artists General Idea project.  CBC FM 105.7  Ideas:   8:04 p.m. Wednesday -  Ihe Future of thc Jews.   Thurs  day  -  Society's  Children   from  Barbi lo Barbiturates. Friday -  interviews. Monday - Referendum Canada - Trudeau vs Levesque. Tuesday - Spy fiction.  Thursday: Signature 9:04 p.m.  Part 1. David Pickett's Pride.  Part II. Ontario Youth Choir.  Friday: Radio International  9:04 p.m. J.R.R.Tolkien.  Saturday: Audience 9:05 p.m.  Pari I. Blrdflight ��� lhc Legend  of Charlie Parker. Pari II.  Bcrnarrd Hermann, Film composer.  Monday: Festival Theatre  9:04 p.m. The Life of Man.  bv.John Arden.  Continued From Page Five  their sleep. I once knew a  driver whose wife got so fed  up with his nocturnal trips thai  when he mumbled "I'm  clear." she rolled over and  said, "You're Code Two,  turkey." (Code Two means  you're finished your shift,  Occasionally a dispatcher will  put a driver Code Two for a  serious infraction of company  rules.) The sleeping driver  woke up immediately und  couldn't gn back to sleep.  wondering what he'd done lo  deserve    Ihe    Fate    Worse  than Death.,..Hul new drivers  aivn'l the only ones prone to  this kind of madness, L.isi  week. Gibsons driver Archie  West inlil mc ihal jusl belori  he woke up In go on shift  one morning he dreamed the  radio dispatched him on it  Irip lo Hawaii and lie got up  pondering whether lo meter  it or give lhc guy a Hal rale....  Ihese are only lhc minor  symptoms of Ciib-Caftifil.  Next week. Ihe guilds. Ovo  and Oul  EMPLOYERS here'e on opportunity to help youreelf and tho  economy by hiring o hard-working young mon or woman thla  aunimar. It's called tha Youth Employment Program. If you  craata worthwhile |obo for young poraona In your buolneoa,  on your farm, or with a non-profit organisation tho Province  of Brill eh Columbia will there fha coat of wagee with you.  This is how il works  Bualneaaeei  If your business has been in operation tor at least a year, the  Ministry ol Labour may hell) you pay the wages of up to live  young persons this summer We will pay between $1 30 and $2 00  an hour as our share ot the cosl.  Parma:  The same rules apply, you create jobs for youth and Ihe Ministry  of Laboui will share the cosl with you  ���ocletlea:  You are invited 10 apply lor funding to hire young persons to work  this summer on a worthwhile project We will pay an average ot  $3 40 an hour We will also provide funds for holiday pay,  employee benefits and essential protect costs  Application MUST bo received by March 94, 1��7��.  Applications for funding are available from any Provincial  Government Agent or Ministry of Labour Office, or any of Ihe  B C Youth Employment oftices lisled below.  t  BBB-7139  We handle I.C.B.C. claims. Coast News, March 7,1978  Classified Ad Policy  All listings 50�� per line per week.  or we the Economical 3 for 2 rate  3 weeks for the price of 2  Minimum  $2.00 per  Insertion.  All fee* payable prior to Insertion.  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  ��� In the event of an error the  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected Insertion only.  This offer Is made available for private Individuals.  These Claulficatloiu  - Coming Events  Lost  -FfMPtfJ  Print you ad In the sqsuues Inclndlng the price ot the Item and your telephone number. Be sore to leave a blank space after each word.  No phone orders Please. Jut mall In the coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or money order, to Coast News, Classifieds, Boi 460, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1VO, or  bring In person to the Coast News office, Gibsons  DROPOFF POINTS: Campbell's Shoes & Leather Goods Store, Sechelt  Westersund's Chemists .Pender Harbour.  Coming Evnfs    Announcements       Obifuories       Help   Wonted     Work Wonted  Coast News  CLASSIFICATION:  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON 1VO                                           Eg. F  :or Sale, For Rent, etc.  n  C   _  _._:  :    :i   :  GIBSONS WILDLIFE CLUB  Regular general meetings 1st  Wednesday of each month, 7:30  p.m. at Clubhouse. tfn  WOMEN'S CENTRE  Roberts Creek, 885-3711. Drop-in  library, information, Thursdays  11:00-4:00. tfn  Associate Members Branch HO  Next General Meeting will be  held 8:00 p.m.. March 7th.  Sechelt Legion Hall. New members welcome. #10  Wilson Creek Community Services Meeting, 2nd Monday of  every month at the W.C. Comm.  Hall at 8:00 p.m. Coffee served.  Announcements  LIFE DRAWING CLASS  Tuesday nights, 7:30 p.m. Room  118. Drop bv. Average cost of  $2.00 a night. 886-9737. Also  wanted: male nude models.  886-9737  GRANDCHILDREN COMING TO  VISIT???  Rent a crib, bassinet, high chair,  buggy    stroller,    swing,    etc.  886-2809. #10  Thc Sunshine Coast Figure  Skating Association is presenting  an ice Carnival on Friday, March  17th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday.  March 19th at 6:30 at the Sunshine Coast Arena. tfn  THANK YOU* ������������������  1 would like to thank our many  friends for their kind words of  sympathy, cards and flowers  during our recent bereavement.  A special thanks to Dr.Burlnick  and thc nurses at St.Mary's  for their kindness.  Evelyn MacLaren & Family #10  DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON-  The Lion's Share of Personal Sale Items  can be Found Under Close Scrutiny  Only In the Coast News Classifieds  If It's a Tradesman or Professional  Service that you require be sure to look  first In the Sunshine Coast Business  Directory.  INTHEMUSUEM  Penny Plain, Twopence Colored  A display of original Victorian  toy theatres popular in Britain  in the early 19th Century. A  colorful and whimsical look into  19th Century leisure activity.  Elphinstone Pioneer Musuem,  Gibsons. Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to  3:00 p.m. until March II        #10  SUNSHINE COAST POTTERY  GUILD: Meeting of the S.C.  Pottery Guild and any others  interested in joining. March 13th  at 7:30 p.m. at the Sunshine  Craft Studio - the small green and  white building across from the  Resource Centre in Gibsons at  thc blinking light. For more information. 886-2543. #10  The family of John Hcywood  Daly of Garden Bay wishes to  express deep gratitude to all thc  loving friends who attended thc  gathering on Saturday. February  25, 1978. in his memory. And an  especial thanks to those who  worked so hard and with such  generosity to make it an occasion  of great beauty. John would have  loved it. Edith Daly.  Wc want to express our sincere  appreciation to our many friends  for thc many cards sent and all  expressions of sympathy extended to us at thc death of our  beloved husband and father.  Also our thanks to Dr. Myhill-  Joncs. Dr. Burtnick and all thc  staff at St.Mary's Hospital for  thc excellent care he received  during his lengthy illness.  His wife Wilma. thc Sim Family,  and thc Morrison Family.  Wanted    "  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Ccdar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds. Twin Creek  24' resaw or shake blocks. $150.  a cord. Leave message at  885-2686 or after 6 p.m. at  885-5374. #13  WHITE, in Richmond General  Hospital on February 28. 1978.  Edward Murdie White in his 84th  year, of Granthams Landing.  B.C. Survived by two daughters.  Mrs. Duncan Macadam. Richmond and Mrs. John Sparks  of Windsor. Ontario, and two  grand children. A late member  of Zion Lodge #77. AFEAM.  Funeral Service was held Friday,  March 3 at II a.m. in Trinity  Baptist Church. Vancouver.  Rev. Doug Moffat officiated.  Burial at the Masonic Cemetery.  Burnaby. Richmond Funeral  Home directors in charge. 8420  Cambie Rd.. Richmond. B.C..  V6X1KI.  Boyd. Catherine Gwladys of  Hopkins Landing. B.C.. passed  away on March 3rd. 1978. aged  (ih years. Survived by her loving  husband Norman. Two sons.  Kenneth of Seattle and Bruee  of Spokane, and 5 grandchildren. Also 1 brother. Robert  Owen of Vancouver. Memorial  Service Friday. March 10. 2 p.m.  in Gibsons United Church. Rev.  Annette Reinliiirdi officiating,  (renialion.  In lieu of flowers, iloitaiions  lo ihe Canadian Cancer Society  would be appreciated. Arrangements through Memorial Society  of B.C. and Firsl Memorial  Sen ices Ltd.  A vacancy exists for a manager of  Homemakers Service for lhc Sunshine Coast. Responsibilities for  hiring, plucemcnt and supervision of homemakers.  Qualifications: Management and  ability to work in liaison with other related services. Send application and resume lo Sunshine  Coast Community Resource Society. Box 1069, Sechell, B.C.  VON 3AO. Applications should  be received b> March I4lh.  Work Wonted  * CAT     BACKIIOE *  GRAVF.L TRUCK AVAILABLE  Land clearing. Septic systems  886-9633 886-9365  CARPENTF.R:  ��� Stairs  ��� Decks  ��� Fences  ��� Siding  ��� Painting  ��� Sheds  ��� Skirting for Trailers  ��� Free Estimates  886-2737 #11  For Explosive Requirements:  dynamite, electric or regular  caps. B line F cord and safety  fuse, contact Gwen Nlmmo,  Cemetery Road. Gibsons. Phone  886-7778. Howe Sound Farmers  Institute. ��7tfn  Need your Drywall dune, also  Spravlcx Ceilings. Call ferry.  Reasonable. 886-2690. #10  Fully Qualified Electrician  it Free Estimates w  886-2546 tfn  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees arc our  speciality.  * Topping  * Limbing  * Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Services Ltd.  8852109  Fast, Clean, Efficient  CHIMNEY CLEANING  Vacuum equipped. 886-7785. tfn  Wonted  Timber Wanted plus Alder  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-7896 or  886-7700.  Wanted "i to 3 acres, reasonably  priced land within 10 miles of  Sechell.Prefer south exposure,  will pav cash leave number at  885-3727. or write Box 1226.  Sechelt. B.C. #10  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  WANTED  Used Furniture  or What Have You  AL'S  USED FURNITURE  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons 886-2872  ROTO-  TILLING  Let Me Prepare Your  Garden or  Lawn  Area  Call Ted  886-  9246  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  r******* AUTOMOTIVE   *********  ��urtt eitttnt Ito.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons, Roberts Creak & Madeira Park  886-3133  J. McKenzie Ron Blair, P. Eng.  Porpoise Bay Rd. P.O. Box 387 Sechelt   V0N3A0  ******** MISC. SERVICES *********  NEED TIRES''  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  jttheSBENDSon Highway 101  Phone 886-2700  Phone  !���)     886-7605  ******* BUILDING SUPPLY ********  i -   I ramiMSH  Delivery Phone 886-9221  Fancy Panels, Insulation, Doors, Bifolds,  Construction Plywood, and all Accessories.  Highway 101, Qlbsons  1%Z      l^ BE ELECTRIC ltd  RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL  Maintenance Electronics    Pole Line  "POWER   TO   THE   PEOPLE"  **********   EXCAVATING    *******  ' CUSTOM BACKHOE WORK *  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approver!  Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage Waterhnes. etc.  ,Pri BH5-2921 Roterrs   Crttk  J.B.EXCAVATING 886-903?  Water, sewer, drainage Installation   .���^  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe V\  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing V.-^  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields   -i?  * Commercial Screen-Printing  * Custom T-Shirts 886-2640  P. M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  P.O. Box 609  Sechelt, B.C.  Bus. 885-2332  Res. 886-770)  MACK'S NURSERY  SUNSHINE CO AST HIGHWAY  Shrubs, Fruit Trees, Plants  Landscaping, Pruning Trees, Peat Moss & Fertilizer  Licensed lor Pesticide Spraying  il Gibsons Girl S Guvs  tu  Downtown Gibsons  Complete Professional Hair Care  Painless Ear Piercing  886-2120  rH's  spA  CE'Sf0  rR  ent  "Serving  Langdale  to  Earls Cove'  V  ********* CARPENTRY **********  f CADRE CONSTRUCTION LTD. V  Framing, remodelling, additions  HOUSES BUILT TO COMPLETION-  l Payne Road, Gibsons 886-2311  * >  STANHILSTAD ROOFING  DUROID. SHAKES  ORREROOFING  Sibsons RR 1. Port Mellon Highway       Phone 886-2923  L & H Swanson Ltd.  Readymlx Concrete  Sand & Gravel with 2 plants  Sechelt and Pender Harbour  Backhoes  885-9666 or  885-5333  -Dump Trucks-  PorpolseBayRd.  Box 172, Sechelt, B.C.  W. W. UPHOLSTERY & BOAT TOPS LTD.  Everything for your upholstery needs  1   M.mi.   FOAM.P^HCUSSSALES      ,���_���, .  ^886-7310 " 1779Wyngaerty  THOMAS HEATING  BUHNER  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  &CABINETSHOP  Custom Built Cablnetsand Fixtures it 30 Years Experience  Expert Finishing   6_Kitchen Remodelling A Specialty       R.BIRKIN  885-3417        Beach  Ave.,   flooerrs  Cree*  885-3310  R & B BULLDOZING & BACKHOE  GRAVELTRUCK  Septic Systems   Land Clear! ng  886-9633 or 886-9365  s /  ********** Cabinets **********  SUNSHINE KITCHENS  CABINETS ��� REMODELLING  Showroom in Twilight Theatre Bldg. 886-9411  886-7111  Quality Farm & Garden Supply Ltd J.  886-7527  Pratt Rd.,  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  Port Mellon to Ole s Cove  885-9973 8862938  Commercial Containers available  ~~ TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Cloan up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs lor VIEW  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  iik  * Feed  + Pet Food  * Fencing  * Fertilizer  Gibsons  Marv Volon  886-959'  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Phone tmb 2664  CARMI CRANE SERVICE  Industrial or Residential Lilting  Phone  886-2401 or 886-2312  Packing Materials tor Sale  Member Allied Van Lines    RR t. Gibsons  M******** ELECTRIC  ***********      ********* PLUMBING **********  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  '���4^i>.i  ANDREASSEN    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.I Serving the Sunshine Coalt  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 888-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  R.Ginn Electric  General Wiring &  Qualified Workmanship ���  RRKMARLENERD.,   noc ca7n  ROBERTSCREEK      000-PO/9  RAYCOATESPLUMBING  886-7695  Contract Renovations & Service Work  Gutters Phone: Eaves Troughs  CUSTOM CRAFT PRODUCTS  Commercial 885-2992       Maintenance  Residential Continuous  >ERM ATRUSS FABRICATORS Estimates  (Gibsons) Ltd. 886-7318  Located next to Windsor Plywood P.O. Box 748  ���  At rear of Shannon Industrial Supplies Gibsons, B.C. J  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING - PIPEFITTING -STEAMFITTING  HOT WATER HEATING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  GIBSONS LAWN MOWER &     .���   CHAIN SAW SERVICE 886-2912  Gibsons Industrial Park, #5, Shaw Rd.  "Repairs to all makes" 12  Coast News, March 7,1978  Work Wanted  Moving & Hauling  Gardening,   Rubbish   Removal,  House   and   Garden   clean-ups.  886-9503 #10  Bob Kelly Clean Up Ltd.  A load on this truck  is a load off vour mind!  886-9433    ' tfn  Get Ready for Spring!  Fruit tree pruning, gardens dug.  pcrrenials divided, ALSO 1-ton  truck for hire, light moving and  hauling. 886-9294. tfn  Get ready for spring. Gardener -  experienced in bed preparation,  pruning, transplanting. Leave  message for Dave. 885-3464.   #11  LOST  Young female tortoise eat vicinity  Selma Park Rd. 885-5480.       #10  Found  At Gower Point Road. Dark  Grey Persian Cat. 886-9364.    #10  Personal  Retired gent healthy, active,  own house, seeking single lady  60-65. for companionship, marriage. Phone your particulars  to this paper. Box I. #10  Alcoholics Anonymous meetings,  Gibsons Athletic Hall. 8:30 p.m.  Every Monday. 886-9059 or  886-9904 for information.       #26  For Sale  Rototillcr. Super deluxe 8 H.P.  2   speed  with   reverse   Briggs  Stratton  F.ngine.     Good  condition. $250. 885-3752. #10  Mr.   Lee.  Gambicr.  contact   E.  Glassford re canoe, 886-9981. #10.  I blue hooded windbreaker with  keys in pocket. Al thc Bcach-  comber Inn. 886-8096, #10  Dark brown leather wallet.  Removed from Lower Gibsons  I aundromat Friday evening.  Contains all personal I.D, and  treasures. Call 886-2894. reward.  DISCERNING ADULTS: Shop  discreetly by mail. Send SI.00  for our latest fully illustrated  catalogue of marital aids for  both ladies and gentlemen.  Direct Action Marketing Inc.  Dept. U.K., P.O. Box 3268,  Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3X9.      tfn  LIVESTOCK  HORSE SHOEING  Bob Hopkins  Call 886-9470 eves.        #41  For Private Use or Business  AUTOVEST  Before you buy, investigate the advantages of this rent-to-  own plan. All monies paid apply to purchase. Why tie  up your cash or borrowing power? 1st and last months  rentanddriveaway.  EXAMpL��s  Based on 36 month lease  78 F250 pickup  $148 per mo.  Total $5328.  Lease end Price  $2175.  or simply return  78 Camera HT  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  78 Fiesta 3 DR  $99 per mo.  Total $3564.  Lease end Price  $1400.  or simply return  77Econoline Van  $136 per mo.  Total $4896.  Lease end Price  $1975.  or simply return  78 Zephyr Sedan  $124 per mo.  Total $4464.  Lease end Price  $1825.  or simply return  78F1504x4  $155 per mo.  Total $5580.  Lease end Price  $2275.  or simply return  78C100ChevPU  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  or simply return  78 Dodge Van  $129 per mo.  Total $4644.  Lease end Price  $1875.  or simply return  78 Olds Cutlass  $139 per mo.  Total $5004.  Lease end Price  $2025.  or simply return  For further information CALL COLLECT  GILLE   CHAMPAGNE    987-7111  Belmont Leasing Ltd.  1160 Marine Drive  North Vancouver, B.C. D00479A  Cash register excellent condition.  $100.00. Also.        fire  extinguisher $30.00. #10  3-speed bike, banana seat.  Yellow, boy's stvlc. B.O. 886-  7638. #10  100 AMP SERVICE: 30 breaker  combination panel with main  breaker and meter base. Never  used. CSA $85. 886-9868.        #12  Single bed with box spring,$50.00  Double bed with head board.  $50.00   Phone 885-3773.       #10  Spoiled hay - makes good mulch  for vour garden. 50�� a bale.  885-9357 t.f.n.  Wringer Washer in very good  condition. $10; Electrohomc  AM-KM Radio and Record Player  Cabinet little used. Best Offer.  886-2796 after 5 p.m. #10  Two one year old mustang floater  children's jackets, size 10 and 12,  $15.00. I Adidas track suit  for 10 or II year-old. Used  1 month. $10.00. 1 swivel rocker,  moss green and plaid. $25.00.  886-7453 #10  Wringer washer as new $50.00.  48" folding bed and mattress.  $35.00. Single enamel laundry  tub. 886-7160. #12  Hav for sale - $1.00 a bale.  Mulch 50 cents. 885-9357.       tfn  Skiis, poles, boots, size 7'/i -  $25. 1972 Toyota, Corona,  standard transmission, fair  condition. Will take best offer  around $800. Ski Boots size  lO'/i - excellent condition ���  $30. 886-2207 or 886-7995.      #11  1 Simplicity 7-h.p. rototiller  tractor; Inglis dryer 230V; 18  cu.ft.chesl freezer; 1 wringer  washer; small spin washer;  G.E.automatic washer; 16 cu.ft.  frost free fridge; 1 hostess  chair; wooden table and 4 chairs.  Phone 886-9959. tfn  For Sale  Used Canadian Stamps. 100  different $5.00; two hundred  $10.00; three hundred, $15.00.  130 U.S.A.,$5.00. Merit Stamps,  Box 978 Gibsons. #11  Professional Ear Piercing  Fast and Painless, lovely birth-  stone studs and Pewter earrings. Gibsons Girl & Guys  Salon, Lower Gibsons. Call  886-2120. tfn  FOR SALE  Compost Hay - 1.00 per bale -  20balcminimum.886-2887 #9tfn.  Doing   your   own   upholstery?  We have all supplies.  Need a new mattress? Try foam!  All sizes.  Custom Tire Covers - See our  samples at: W.W. UPHOLSTERY  & BOAT TOPS LTD. 886-7310#6tf  APPLIANCES  Trade In your old appliances  on Ihe new HOTPOINT Line  al the new MACLEODS Store  In Sechelt.   GOOD MIXED HAY  20 bale  lots,  $1.50  per  bale.  886-2887 or 886-9033. tfn  ^ MUSIC WEAVERS  USED  RECORDS.POCKET BOOKS.  GUITARS  it  Musical Accessories  Lower Gibsons  ^       886-9737        (  For Rent  2 bedroom home on half acre  in Redrooff area available April 1  to September. Mostly furnished.  $250.per mo. 885-3752 #10  One bedroom furnished duplex  on beach, Mission Point. Non-  smokers, $125 per month, to  June 1st. Phone 278-2901       #10  SECHELT  TAX SERVICE  Your local tax man  on Cowrie St. in Sechelt  9:30-5:30 Tues.-Sat.  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  Gibsons Industrial Park. Unit  1. Now for rent. 750 square feet  of floor space. $200. 886-7611. #12  LORRIE GIRARD  886-7760  JONMcRAE  885-3670  CHRIS KANKAINEN  885-3545  ARNEPETTERSEN  886-9793  WATERFRONT: 60' OF LEVEL WATEHFRONT ��� 300' deep, with a cabin.  Buy this lor 1500 00 down and the balance al $50.00 per month on a full price of  $4,500 Hydro in, water available. This is Dominion Lease land al Sechell, but  well worth the asking price. Make an otter.  HOMES  LOTS  SARGEI^T ROAD Large lamily home  wilh a panoramic view on a landscaped  lol Three bedrooms, ensuite off Ihe  "aster bedmom Fireplaces up and  down Finished basemeni includes  'PC room, laundry room and workshop.  Close to schools and shopping      $61.500  'JRANDVIF.W RD A truly distinctive  name custom bu'lt and designed This  Ihree bed'oom home has l ,322 square  leel up and hat a fully finished basement  All  rooms are  extremely   large      Five  bedrooms three balhrooms, finished  fireplace! up and down Central vacuum  Byslom double carport, paved driveway AM mis on a large fully landscaped  lol .if the Fcjetd s end This home is for  Ihfl family lhal demands perfection from  then home $."2,000  MARINE DRIVE Across the street  from Armours Beach m ihe Village ol  Gibsons This co/y remodelled home is  Ideal -is a starter nomn or tor relire-  morl Only t\< blocks Irom shopping.  Has acorn fireplace, cedar feature  walls and a large sundeck. Two bedrooms On sewer, all Ihis and a fantastic view ol Keals Island and Gibsons  Harbour $27,900  GOWER POINT RD Almosl 1 acre of  lovely wooded view property on Gower  Pomi Rd near 7th Avenue. Small bul  well-kept house Second serviceable  building nn property Can be subdivide $36,900  COACH ROADlofl Leek Rd). Three  year old bedroom home situated in a  quiet subdivision in Roberts Creek only  two miles Irom Gibsons Large Kilchon  with an eating nook. Yard is nicely  landscaped, yours to enjoy from Ihe 300  sq ft split level sundeck Exlras mclude3  split level sundeck Exlras include  a wired and plumbed dark room and a  7x8 storage shed $44,900  GRANDVIEW RD Qualily built new  1300 sq fl home with lull basement  Many exlra features including heali-  tator fireplace Two lull balhs Plumbing  roughed In In basemeni Buill-m dishwasher, fridge and stove Wall to wall  carpeting Ihroughout $58,500  STEWART RD: Lovely Spanish style  home on 1 '���? acres level land. Four  bedroms, separate dining room, sunken  living room wilh fireplace. Almost 1400  sq ft of living space on one floor. Definitely a one ot a kind $62,500.  GRANDVIEW RD Fantastic fully finished large family home on almost one  acre view lot Three bedrooms on  main floor plus another finished in  basement Rec room is roughed in with  plumbing for wel bar Two fireplaces,  skylights, special lighlmg and large  sundeck over double carport Excellenl  value. $64,900  FAIRVIEW RD Immaculate double  wide Ihree bedroom mobilo homo on  largo landscaped lot an quiet street  m area of fine homes Easy walking  distance to elementary school      $42,500  KING ROAD Country Estate Spacious  and modern home situated on nearly  5 acres of cleared land ideally suited  for a family wanting a place tor hobby  farming, horses, poultry etc. In addition  there is a separate large home with 5  to 6 bedrooms, plus a giant workshop.  This could be an excellent source ot  revenue. The property is situated  only 2 miles Irom Sunnycrest Shopping  Centre This whole package of possibilities is now available al       $140,000.  GRANDVIEW RDtoff Pine); Three bedroom home on a beautifully treed and  fully landscaped lot (175x150) with an  excellent view of Georgia Strait. Kitchen  has eating nook and a built In oven and  range lop. Floor to ceiling cut rock fireplace. 45x9 covered sundeck and a  huge double carport. $63,500.  REDROOFS RD Fantastic waterfront  property of 15 acres lacing Nanaimo  and Merry Island Good year round  home on top level on Redroolfs Road  with small A-frame guest cottage on  lower level   Path to beach $35,500.  ORANGE ROAD: 4 6 acres ol beautiful  grounds, complete with trult trees,  vegetable garden, stream cutting through  property. Lovely two bedroom home,  plus guest cottage $76,500  UPLANDS ROAD: Tuwanek. Ideal  recreational lot in beautifully wooded and  park like area. Zoned for trailers. This  lot overlooks Sechelt Inlet and the  Lamb Island. $6,900.  SOUTH FLETCHER: At School Road.  Two lots of 40x150 each. One lot has a  cottage which could be rented These  lots are mostly cleared and ready for  building A spectacular view ol the entire  Bay area and Keals Island is included  in the price of $27,500.  ALDERSPRING RD 50x150 of the best  garden soil in the heart ot Gibsons.  On sewer close to shopping and Post  Office Potential view of the Bay area  Excellenl terms available $10,500.  VELVET RD. Beautiful view lot in desirable area Road in and hydro and  phone to properly. Priced well below  assessed value. $11,000.  GRANDVIEW RD: Lot size approximately 104x105 with some view over the  ocean. Close lo beach access, partially  cleared, easy building lot. $13,000.  WAKEFIELD RD: Good building lot  on water and power overlooking Georgia  Strait and the Trail Island. This Is a  corner lot in a newly buill up area.$12,500  McCULLOUGH RD: Wilson Creek.  Close to one acre treed property with  subdivision possibilities $22,500.  COMMERCIAL WATERFRONT: With  waterfront as scarce as tt is this double  use lot represents real value.      $29,500.  FIRCREST SUBDIVISION: These lots  are in the Ideal rural setting. They are  Hat for building but surrounded by  evergreens for the privacy a homeowner  enjoys. Ideal percolation Close to  schools and shopping. Priced at only  $9,900.  SCHOOL & WYNGART RDS: Only 6  of these Duplex zoned lots left Beautiful view properties overlooking the Bay  Close to schools and shopping. All  lots perfectly suited to slde-by-side  Or up-down duplex construction. Priced  at $15,500 and $16,500  POPLAR LANE: Conveniently located  subdivision in Gibsons. Only two blocks  from shopping centre and bolh elementary schools. Level building sites  with some clearing on a newly formed  cul-de-sac. These prime lots are on sewer  and all services. Priced from       $11,900.  HILLCREST RD: Only $3,300 down!  Balance by Agreement for Sale will  purchase one of these beautiful view lots  at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. All  underground services so there Is nothing  to mar the view. These lots are cleared  and ready to build on. The ravine is  front will ensure your privacy. These  lots represent excellent value. Priced  from $13,900 to $16,900.  ACREAGE  GRANDVIEW RD AT 9th: Over Vj ac,  very private with view. House plans and  building permit paid for and included  In price. Foundation floor slab, and  plumbing all in for a 28x42 (1176 sq ft)  building. $19,900.  GIBSONS: Park Road. Excellenl prospects for the one who holds this potentially commercial zoned 5 acres. Lightly  cleared, close to shopping centre and  schools. $59,000  ROBERTS CRK: Highway 101 divides  Ihis property diagonally down the centre.  Develop both sides of Ihe road.   Try all  offers 5 acres $25,000.  GOWER PT.RD: One half acre 100x  217 on the corner of 14th and Gower  Point Road. Driveway into one of the  many excellent building sites. Some  merchantable timber. Property slopes  to the west for view and late sunsets  This has to be considered prime property.  $18,000.  For Renf  2 bdrm cottage for rent in Pender  Harbour, waterfront, fridge,  stove, includes heal and light.  $200 per monlh, rets required.  883-902.1 #11  Fully modem 3 bdrm  lower Gibsons, carpeted  throughout. Fireplace. Avail,  immed. $300. per mo.  2 bdrm apartment  overlooking Keats Island, lower  Gibsons. Carpeted, modern,  $230. per mo.  CENTURY WEST  REAL ESTATE LTD.  885-3271  FOR RENT  1,2, and 3 bedroom  APARTMENTS  Phone 886-2417  Boats  Uecca 101 lh mile radar, good  condition, ovcraling. $1,000.  885-3752. #10  20' Sangster cruiser cuddy.  Cab-in Dinette, head, extras.  165 mer-cruiscr 1/0 sleeps five.  4 years old excellent cond.  886-7160 #12  23' log salvage boat. V-8 VHF.  Twin-Hydraulic Steering.    Good  accomodation.    $4,000,886-2365.  #12  IAN MORROW & CO.LTD.  Prompt attention lo your marine  survey requirements for all transactions   and   Insurance   needs.  Phone 886-2433,886-9458.     #52  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.       tfn.  PeJtL.  Registered    German    Shepherd  pups. $100.00.886-9746.        #10  Wanted to  Ren^  Small house or self-contained  cabin on beach preferably in  vicinity of Roberts Creek. Please  call 886-2207 between 9:00  and 5:00 Tuesday and Friday.  Ask for Sharon. #12  Professional couple seek cabin  (approx.3 rooms) to rent on  Sunshine Coast for the summer.  Call Dr.Bergson 736-4724.      # 11  Condominium: Three bedrooms  plus family room, l'/i baths,  carpets, $300 per mo. Call  886-7628. tfn  Gibsons. 2 bedroom apartment,  stove included. Available immediately. $200 per mon. 885-9834#l 1  Glen Road. Gibsons. 2 bedroom  home with fireplace, auto oil  heat, stove and view - $230  monthly. 886-2075 #10  Large 2 bedroom waterfront  home. H.W.heat, fireplace.  References. 942-5892. #12  2 bedroom house, includes  drapes and carpets, ideal location near church, park, beach,  P.O. and stores. $225 per month.  References   required.   886-7378.  #12  3 bedroom house, Roberts Creek.  Elect, heat. Available March  1st. References required. $300  per month.886-2744 #10  1 BR trailer, furnished. Centre  of town. Suit single, mature person.    $155   per    mo.886-9269.  #10  3 bdrm house, Roberts Creek.  Elect.heat.Available March 15  References required. $300  per month. 886-2744. #10  GIBSONS  Immediate possession. 2 bdrm,  wall rug in livingroom and two  bedrooms. Fridge and stove.  Close to schools and stores  1538 Gower Pt.Rd. Floron  Agencies Ltd.:886-2248 tfn  are looking for  furnished houses and  suites available on  April 1st.  Any available accommodations please  phone Mr. Hansen  65-805$  i  Cors & Trucks  1976 Datsun B-210. Deluxe  standard 4-door sedan. 12.500  miles. Recent tune up. AM-  KM radio. Snow tires. $3,100.  885-3752. #10  1975 - 350 GMC 25 Sierra. 3/4  ton P.U. or camper special.  886-7655 #11  1973 Camaro 350 V8 automatic.  P.S./P.B. AMFM Cassette,  radial T.A.'s. $3,500 o.b.o.  886-9398 #12  1974 Olds. 442. sunroof, new  metallic paint, deluxe cloth  interior. 886-7201. #10  1972 CUSTOM 500 P.S. P.B.  auto. Good condition, must sell.  $1,575,886-9898. #12  1972 Capri V6, 4-speed. headers,  radials, radio & tape deck. As  is $1,800. Phone between 6 ��� 8  p.m. 886-2357. ���   #10  1969 Mazda 1600. Station Wagon. $450. Call 886-2431  1966 Chevelle Malibu,  886-7946.  $1,000.  #10  1973 Toyota Cclica - new brakes  and tires, new paint.886-9067 #10  1976 Ford Window Van. LWB  V8 351. P.S. P.B.. Pilots Seat,  insulated, partially campcrized.  Carpet, panelled. Only 17.000  miles. $6,500. 883-2296. #13  1971 Datsun 1200. 40.000 miles,  four door. Needs work. $250.  Apply Box 7. Coast News.       #11  1965 Ford Custom 4 Door H.T.  Great fingine. $290.886-2688 #10  1965 V.W.. running. $350. 885-  2468.  #11.  1974 Dodge Sedan. 6 cyl. auto,  good transportation, runs o.k.  Body good. $875. 886-2929.    #10  1973 Austin Marina 3.8(H) miles,  original. $1,200. Phone after  5. 886-2327. #10  1973 Toyota Corolla 1600 2-door.  4 speed tape deck, speakers,good  mechanical shape. $1100 O.B.O.  886-9269. #10  1959 Honda 90 motorbike, little  work required. Also C.C.M.  3-speed men's bicycle $60.  Mark at 886-9823 #12  Property  Property  HOUSE  FOR SALE  Opposite  Seaside plumbing,  North Road.  Open for Offers  60-day removal  886-7700  or  886-7896  Older home with beautiful view;  3 bedrooms, basement, W/W;  elec. stove, fridge, deep freeze &  garbage burner, double garage &  workshop with own 100 amp  service. On cable, sewer, etc.  $37,900. firm. Evenings call  886-2990. #10  Selma Park, well built, 5 yr old  no basement home. 3 bdrm,  stone f.place, large living room,  large lot, greenhouse, and more.  885-9328. #10  Lot, 72 x 1.10'. all cleared, ready  to build, one block from shopping  centre. $13,500. 886-9102.     #10  PRICE REDUCED $4,000.1!  1559 Abbs Road, panoramic view.  3 bdrm. finished basement.  2 F.P.. large sundeck. covered  patio. 2 carports, plus Mother-in-  law suite. $72,000. 886-7559. #7tf  A number lo note!  885-3521  WHARF REALTY LTD.  Davis Bay. view home, 1.300  sq.ft. 3 bdrm, ensuite, double  glass, heatilator cameo stone  fireplace, sun deck, full basemt  with f.p. Asking $66,000. Phone  885-3773. #10  Looking for your first home?  Compact 2 bdrm. A-frame.  New carpets throughout, electric  stove, fridge and heat. Fullv  insulated. F.P. $23,000. 10%  d.p. possible bank finance for  balance. 886-9269 #10  By owner - 66' homesite. south  side of Abbs Rd. in Lower Gibsons Village. Commanding  view south & west. Potentially  private yard, easy slope to  build on. Area of tine homes.  Phone Vancouver 687-1774,  6 p.m. to 9 p.m. #10  BY OWNER  Langdale, brand new home,  1322 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, ensuile off master, large kitchen  and nook. Beautiful Cameo  marble fireplace, with heatilator up and downstairs. Also  roughed-in two rooms and  bath downstairs. Beautiful  view on corner lot. This home  must be seen to be appreciated. $63,000. Please  call 886-2300. #5  A beautiful large 4'/: year old  house on Shaw Rd. Many features  and a great location. Reduced  from $64,500 to $56,500. Musi be  seen. 886-7668. #13  Modern 4 bedroom home on  Sargenl Rd. with over 2.000  sq ft finished floor area. Featuring 2 F.P. w.w.. ensuile. carpel,  basemeni, workroom, and sundeck wilh excellent view. Priced  to sell $61,500. call after 6 p.m..  886-278.1. #15  GIBSONS  TAX SERVICE  INCOME TAX  PREPARED  7 days a week  Ottice: 1767 Martin Rd.,  Qiosons  886-7272 A.Jack  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  NEW UNITS  14 x 70 Atco. 3 bdrm, carpet  throughout. Fully furnished  in Colonial decor. Built-in  combination dishwasher  range with eye-level oven,  built-in buffet with hutch.  14 x 70 Manco, 3 bdrm. plus  den. Fully furnished. Built-in  dishwasher, washer & dryer,  range and fridge. Carpet  throughout. 2-piece ensuite  plumbing.  USED UNITS  1969 General 12 x 64'. 3  bedroom, utility room, partial  |y furnished. $9,800.  1966 Chickasha 10x50 - ;  bdrm. furnished with 14 x 20  extension. Loads of cup  boards. Set up on large, well  landscaped lot.  24 x 48 double wide, 2 bdrms  plus den, fully carpeted,  5 appliances. Large sundeck,  two paved driveways.  SUNSHINE COAST MOBILE  HOME PARK  RR #2, Gibsons, 886-9826  COAST  HOMES  8854979  Complete Selection  of Mobile Homes  OVERSTOCKED!!  Must move our  trade-ins!  * 12x48 Moduline2BR.  Fridge, Stove Comb.  W$D.  12x64 Moduline3BR.  Fridge, Stove, Some  Furniture  ���/.  12x55 Skyline 2 BR.  Front & Rear c/w  with Utility Addition  Two-12x68 3BR's  Both with Additions  12x68Nednex3  BR. (SOLD)  25" Chinook Motor-  home. Totally self-  contained incl.-  T.V., central vacuum  and 4 kilowatt Onan  Liting Plant  TRADES ACCEPTED!  BANK FINANCING!  COAST MOBILE  HOMES LTD.  Box 966, Sechelt. B.C.  "Acrossfrom Legion"  885-9979  M.D.L.00623A  "Member of WMHDA"  Dave:885-3659  Evenings  Bill: 685-2084  Evenings  K. BUTLER  Seaside Plaza       1538 Gower Point Road Gibsons  886-2000 886-9121   Norm Peterson    Evening only 886-2607   YOUR AUTOPLAN CENTRE  ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE  SARGENT ROAD: One ol the finest views In Gibsons. Thlt 3 BR  lull basement home sits on a large 132' frontage lot on the lower side  of road, Is mostly landscaped and terraced. Features Include 2 F.P.,  double glass, ensuite off large master BR, custom closets, 100%  linen fully lined drapes in L.R. and D.R., air cleaner on oil furnace,  plus many, many more. If you are looking for a quality family home  you should see this one. Priced to sell at $69,500.  REVENUE: Duplex and guest cottage on 2 fully landscaped lots, plus  2-car garage and large workshop. Brings $365 income while you live  In well maintained 2 BR top floor. This one should be seen at $67,500  HWY 101: Over 5 ac. of sloping  property running between Hwy  and Lower Rd. About 2 ac.  cleared with nice home, 2 good  heds, fruit trees etc. Could  ubdlvide If zoning was changed  Asking $65,000.  SARGENT ROAD: New 3  BR house, 3/4 bsmt on nice  view lot. Nicely finished well  bullf home with F.P. Only  $52,500.  HOPKINS LANDING: Nicely  treed lot with great view over  the Sound. Don't miss this one  at only $12,000   GRANTHAMS: Up and down duplex plus cottage on view property. Retire with revenue to  help pay taxes, etc. Try your  offer on this one.  GOWER POINT: Large corner  lot. Over Vi ac. of gently sloped  land. Close to beach. Asking  $15,000.  GIBSONS: Large level lots,  fully serviced, some view, partially   cleared.    $12,000   each.  SOAMES POINT: 3 waterfront  lots. Approximately 1.5 acres  each with 100' frontage on Howe  Sound. Only$40,000. each.  ROBERTS CREEK: Over 1  ac. with 300' frontage on beach  Ave. A beautiful homesite.  Can be subdivided. $25,000.  Looking for Water Front I You  should see this 1 ac. frontage on  good beach. Improvements are  a 4 yr old full bsmt home fully  finished on both floors. 2 F.P.  2 baths, double windows, built-  in dishwasher plus many extras.  Large attached garage, woodshed and beach cabin. Asking  only $95,000.  GOWER POINT: 3 BR full  bsmt home on large view lot in  quiet area. Good family home  with bsmt partly finished.  Only $59,000.  GRANTHAMS: Good family  home on 1 acre of prime view  property. 383' frontage on  paved rd and has been approved  for 4-lot subdivision when community water available. This  would make a good investment with offers to $59,000.  ROBERTS CREEK: In private  setting on nicely treed acre.  Well constructed 5-rm uMba-  low consisting 2 bdrmt^izy  liv room with F.P. moii?rn  U-shape kitchen off spacious  D.R. Utility, attached carport.  A terrilic buy at only $49,500. Property  Langdale Ridge, Large view lot.  886-7581. #10  New 3 bdrm 1,000 sq.ft. with  view, Wilson Creek. Asking  $39,000. Phone 885-3773.       #10  New 3 bedroom house on level  lot. 2 fireplaces, l'/i baths,  separate dining room, custom-  built walnut cabinets, basement  and carport. Close to schools and  shopping mall. $48.500.Phone  8S6-7625. #10  Mobile Homes  2 year old 12x68 mobile home on  f)ark like acre by camp Byng.  Stove, fridge, dishwasher incl.  $39,900 firm. 437-0740 eves;  6-7297 days. #12  1976 Olenrivcr home. 12 x 68',  3 bdrm. set-up with porch in  Mobile park, 8 ft. camper needs  some work, offers. 10 ft. Davidson boat with Seagull motor,  boat needs some work. Call  885-2496. #9  10 x 55' mobile home, fridge,  stove, washer, drver. $5,800.  886-9137. #9  12 x 60 Mobile Home, semi-  furnished on Landscaped lot on  North Road. School bus stops  right at driveway, mail box is  close by too. A good price at  $24,700 or make me an offer.  886-9041. tfn  Opportunities  $11,500 Agreement for sale.  Payable at $400 per month at  7,%. All replies guaranteed  confidential. Best Offer. Box 19.  * Portraits       * Weddings *  * Passports * Commercial *  * Copy and Restoration work *  Professionally done in your home  or in ours.  Day or Evening call  886-7964.  Travel  HofUlumU  *llauel  Agent Registration No. 108-3  Use our many  Services. Book  with Confidence .  See Canada  Information now available  for  holidays  in  Canada.    Plan ahead  for lower air fares.  FLY/DRIVE  FLY/TOUR  AGNESLABONTE  886-7710  For All  Your  Travel  Needs  peninsula  travel  886-9755  Registered Travel Agent  Pttch-lnTS  British Columbia  kautlM  Vancouver Land Recording District take notice that Lyttle Bros.Lim-  ted of North Vancouver,  towing Company, intends to apply for a lease  of the following described lands:  Commencing at a post  planted at the SW witness corner of DL 7040  Gp. 1 NWD thence S15��  E for 50 feet thence N75��  E for 440 feet thence N  50* W for 1050 feet  thence S75�� W for 800  feet thence along the  high water mark of  Howe Sound for 1000  feet more or less to the  Point of commencement  and containing 14 acres  more or less for the purposes of dredging and  filling for log sorting and  saw milling purposes.  LYTTLE BROS.  LIMITED  BLANKET BRITISH COLUMBIA  & YUKON CLASSIFIED ADS  MACHINERY: Two logging  trucks, fully rigged, with steady  job. Phone 692-3067 on weekends  or write Box 583, Burns Lake,  B.C. #10  FOR SALE: 1976 Dodge Power  Wagon, well equipped, excellent condition. Fry Master  2550 BTO. Propane deep-  frier counter-style, two baskets.  Write E.Wanstall, Box 621,  Nakusp. B.C.Phone 265-3298. #10  REAL ESTATE: General store,  hardware, dry goods, fresh meat,  groceries, self-supporting business, 3900 sq.ft. selling area.  1900 sq ft 4-bedroom living area.  Located sunnv Okanagan.  $89,000.00 plus stock. Hedley  Mercantile. Phone 292-8313,  Box 130. Hedlcv. B.C.  #10  The dawning of a poet  HELP WANTED: Experienced  Offset and Letterpress operator  required. Minimum 3 years  experience. Reply in writing  slating qualifications and expected salary to Creston Valley  Advance, Box 1279, Creston,  B.C. Mark envelope: Employment application. #10  HELP WANTED: Community  reporter wanted immediately  for weekly newspaper; sports  editor will be required by June 1.  Photography and dark room experience an asset. Salary negotiable. Apply in writing wth  resume and samples of writing  to: The Editor. Williams Lake  Tribune. 188 North 1st Ave.,  Williams Lake. B.C. #10  BUSINESS Opportunities:  "A new way to make money".  B.C.Decor-Deck Ltd. "Vinyl"  for sundecks. now have franchises open in your area, while  thev last. Phone 112-596-1238.  #12  FOR RENT: Palm Springs.  Now renting ��� deluxe condominium on Municipal golf course.  2 bedroom. 2 bath with free  facilities. Pool, tennis, Jacuzzi.  Air conditioned, sauna, barbecue.  All utilities supplied. Phone  (604) 898-3486. #10  PHOTOGRAPHY: Ten color  pictures from your favourite  negative for only $1.00. Send us  color negative (any size) plus  $1.00 and we will send you 10  beautiful jumbo size color pictures within one week. Satisfaction guaranteed or money  refunded. Pronto Photo Service.  30 Eastgate. Winnipeg, Man. #10  BUSINESS PERSONALS:  Divorce! $100 plus filing fees.  Obtain your lawyer supervised  divorce over the phone - fast!  Call Self-Counsel Services  toll free. 112-800-663-3007.  Chargex and masterchargc  accepted. #12  BUSINESS PERSONALS:  Incorporate! $75.00 plus filing  fees. Obtain your lawyer supervised incorporation over the  phone -fast! Call Self-Counsel  Services toll free. 112-800-663-  3007. Chargex and Master-  charge accepted. #12  By G.E.Mary Cassin  We first came to this country in 1940, my two sons  Peter (the poet), his brother  Christopher, and myself,  sailing from Liverpool at the  beginning of the Second  World War on one of thc first  evacuee ships.  It was with some trepidation  I brought the children here.  I felt a compulsion to get out  of that troubled country,  especially after hearing J.B.  Priestly, the writer, suggesting over thc radio that all  women and children who  could should move out of the  country for the duration at  least and that England should  be turned into a fortress, or  words to that effect.  There were others working  on mc also to make such a  move. There was quite a  movement afoot at that time  to evacuate some of the children. Mrs. Rambaut, a friend  of ours with relatives in the  States was arranging to send  children over for the duration  of the war and had our names.  Sir Frances and Lady Wylie  who ran Rhodes House at  Oxford approached me also.  It almost seemed like they  wanted to get rid of us.  Then there was Lady  Tweedsmuir who was a neighbour of ours at Elsfield near  BLANKET B.C. & YUKON  CLASSIFIED ADS  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES  When you own a "Propershop"  Dryclcaning store, the only  wages are yours, and so are the  profits.Write Propershop Dry-  cleaning Stores, 5318 Camaro  Drive, Delta, B.C.V4M 2B9  OUT-OF���TOWN PROPERTY  Retiring? Adult-oriented, factory-built housing developments  on Vancouver Island - Lower  Mainland and Okanagan Valley.  Info. Box 4002. Stn. A, Victoria,  B.C.; or Box 822, Summcrland,  B.C. #13  MORTGAGE LOANS  MORTGAGE MONEY: Any  amount (25 years amortization).  1st mortgage from 10%, 2nd  mortgage from 12'/i%. Residential. Commercial, Builders.  J.D.Phillips Capital Corporation,  10673 King George Highway,  Surrey, B.C.V3T 2X6. Phone  588-0411 or evenings 585-1603   tf  VINYLDECK INSTALLATIONS  Ltd. with branches throughout  the Lower Mainland, has a  dealership opening in this area.  We train and guide you. Earn  up to $40.00 an hour. Small  investment required. Phone  465-5789 or 539-4986. #2  Islip where we lived and who  served on several committees  with my father. Her late  husband Lord Tweedsmuir  had at one time been Governor  General of Canada. He was  perhaps best known as John  Buchan the writer of such  novels as The Thirty Nine  Steps. He was incidentally  at Braesnose College Oxford  at the same time as mv dad.  Edward Gilman, C.B.E.  He will also be remembered  for starting the Governor  General's award for writing.  It was Lady Tweedsmuir's  influence which got us our  tickets eventually. She had  friends in the right places  who could pull strings. It  happened in this way.  After the Arandora Star  was sunk some people got  cold feet and a number of  tickets were turned in which  had been held by the British  Medical Association. We had  two days to make up our  minds, not long to make a  decision of a lifetime. I figured it this way, better to  take the greater risk for the  lesser time than to spend a  whole war with its privation  and hazards. I had been  through one world war and  did not relish another. So  that is how it was.  Peter from the start showed  an appreciation of poetry.  I frequently read or recited  to him being partial to elocution myself. He was quite  a remarkable child. Before  he was four years old he  taught himself to write a  few words such as his name,  which he scrawled on the front  gate and on the bathroom  wall. I can remember to my  utter amazement his reading  a few words from the Times  newspaper when he was only  four years. Before he could  speak he started to sing  Three Blind Mice. When he  was only two he could pick  the records he liked and knew  each one by name. No one  knows how he managed to do  any of these things. A favourite tune of his then was Tiptoe Through thc Tulips. To  this day he still loves to play-  records.  Oddly enough of the two  brothers, it was Chris who was  the story teller. He was always romancing. His favourite  stories were based on dreams  of what he called the North  Forest. It was like a premonition of coming to Canada,  where hc was to take up  logging, along with his brother.  While Chris was the story  teller, Peter was the reader.  He read everything including  comic hooks. One I remember  in particular was called  Beano. These no doubt  helped fire his imagination.  My Dad took a great  interest in Peter's reading.  When mv mother held up her  hands in holy horror at what  she considered trash he would  say it was better than not  reading at all.  One day when wc were  staying at Islip with my  parents I was amused to find  the boys looking at a risque  book entitled For Men  Only, which someone had  left lying around. They  were ogling a page with  naked figures when 1 entered,  certainly not reading! The  book must have missed my  dad's scrutiny. "You mustn't  look," they said as I came  in. "It is for men only."  At this point I removed the  book.  After my husband Stephen  Trower died we rented a  house in Islip for a time.  Our landlady Miss Hunt,  who lived in an annex off  the house, was a delightful  person. She was so well  read, one could swear she had  travelled, so vividly did she  describe places she had read  about. Apart from Ireland,  where she came from original-  INCOME TAX  SERVICE  PERSONAL &  BUSINESS  9-12a.m.       5-8 p.m.  886-2821    North Road  EARN $200.00 monthly part-  time; $1,000. full time. Easy to  succeed with our training. Write  Fuller Brush Company, C/O  Box 108, 808, 207 West Hastings  St., Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1H7,  or Mr. T. Diamond, R.R. 3,  Kamloops, B.C. V2C5K1.       tfn  McMillan bloedel ltd.,  log supply division  invitation to tender:  Contractors are invited to tender  for phase 1 of Project #9. For  clearing 7 acres of land adjacent  to Rivrow's Avalon Bay sorting  grounds. Gibsons. B.C. Tenders  must be marked Project #9 and  received at 1199 W.Pender.St..  Vancouver. B.C. V6E 3R9 before  3 p.m. Monday. March 13th.  Lowest or any tender will not  necessarily be accepted.   dfc  FLORON  AGENCIES LTD  w  REAL ESTATE �� INSURANCE  1589 Marin* Drive. Gibsons  Ron McSavaney John Black  885-3339 886-7316  OFFICE 886-2248  BUILDING LOTS  Level cleared lot In Gibsons Village on sewer  and water, 62'xl82', obtainable with small  down payment of $3,500. For further details  of this and other exclusive listings, phone  Karl Bull at 886-2814.  Two lots South Fletcher and School Roads,  $15,000 each.  Three lots on Rosamund Road, suitable for  mobiles or? $12,500.  Large lot on Chaster Road, close to school,  $12,500.  Good view lot on Velvet Road, only $11,500.  Cheryl Ann Park, 75' facing on Lower Road,  serviced and ready to build. $11,500.  Roberts Creek ��� Seml-wft, easy beach  access, Vt acre with view, $17,500. Two other  lots with beach access, one $16,500 and one  $15,000.  Also Roberts Creek, reduced for quick sale  on quiet country road, five minutes to P.O.  and store, close to elem.school. Now only  $10,000.  HOUSES      GIBSONS  Veterans Road area, 3 bdrm post and beam;  two baths, one ensuite; open living and  dining area with beautiful well planned  kitchen. F.P. and carport, also two recreational rooms downstairs. Large level lot, 225'x  127'. Good garden soil. Asking $69,000.  Rosamund Road, 2 bdrm home with rec room.  Large lot with some fruit trees, $33,500.  Older type home In lower Gibsons, close to  shopping etc., 4 bdrms, V4 basement, garage.  Fantastic view, only $34,500.  ROBERTS CREEK  Cheryl Ann Park, 2 bdrm unique design  home, completely modern, newly finished  complete with carpet, etc. Cedar design  kitchen. Terrific spot on semi-wtt lot with  some view. Ideal for couple who would  like something different. FP $42,000.  Close to wft with access to be'ach; lovely 2  bdrm home with fireplace, newly decorated  New - 3 bdrm home in area of attractive new  homes. Alum siding, double glazed windows,  carport and fireplace. Plenty of roomy cupboards, large utility, the whole nicely decorated with w/w throughout.  Priced at $48,000.  with new w/w; dead-end road in quiet area.  Reduced for Immediate sale.. .$37,900.  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  -J  ly, she had been nowhere  except England.  Miss Hunt fascinated  children with her Irish wit and  endless entertaining talk.  She used to intrigue them w ith  a little china house from the  chimney of which, she would  make real smoke come. Miss  Hunt used to shake her finger  at Peter and say, "Mark  my words one day that boy will  he a writer. Hc has so much  imagination and such a retentive memory."  Peter used to amaze people  by being able to describe  in minute detail any trips  we made and my dad would  say. "Just like his grandmother. They should be detectives." She used to be  able to memorize the plates of  cars we passed and say. "You  never know, we might be in  an accident and need to  know thc number of the car.''  Tragedy seemed to be  mapped out for us. How well  I remember my mother  worrying because a fortune  teller had said I would be  widowed at 26 (actually I was  29). What they did not  predict however was that I  would be widowed twice  more after ihat.  A Burmese fortune teller  in Rangoon in I929 foretold  my husband's death in an  aeroplane accident before I  was married, but ihis did nol  (Icier me. I did nol believe  in fortune tellers.  There there was a gypsy  woman called Lee who tore-  told nothing bin doom for  inc. Our lives have been  overshadowed by tragedy and  this I think has given Peter  a good deal of insight and  partly accounts for his developing his creative powers.  NDP  Gibsons Harbour Area  Great Canadian and  British Paperbacks  886-7744  * *b M# tig ^U *|# ^U Mg tj�� ��|�� tfa ^U ^U J* ^U ^  Coast News, March 7,1978  13  SELLING OLD RUMMAGE. TOOLS AND AXES  WILL HELP TO PAY THOSE APRIL TAXES  GIBSONS MARINA  QUESTIONNAIRE AND APPLICA TION FORM  The Village of Gibsons is studying the  feasibility of a Harbour Development Programme which would include a 350 boat  marina. Moorage rates, prepaid annually  will be approximately $1.50 per foot, per  month (12 months occupancy for 11 month  premium). Berths to 45 feet are planned.  In order to provide an estimate of the usage  rate by Sunshine Coast residents, and to give  them the first opportunity to indicate moorage  needs, the form produced below should be completed and mailed before March 24, 1978.  Those received before the deadline will be  given first consideration upon completion of  the marina. Commercial vessel usage is also  being considered.  PROVISIONAL APPLICATION  FOR MOORAGE  PROPOSEDGIBSONS MUNICIPAL MARINA  This is not a contract, the application will be  honoured only if the marina is built.  NAME:  ADDRESS:  TELEPHONE:  TYPE OF BOAT:  NAME OF BOAT:  REGISTERED NO.  LENGTH:  SIGNATURE:  Mail to:  The Clerk-Treasurer  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS  Box 340  Gibsons, B.C.VON IVO  DATE:  BEAM:  DRAFT:  A grease that beat all others cold.  Or hot, or wet, or under pressure.  Shell's amazing new Extrema grease was put  through a number ot severely punishing field tests.  Extreme heat, extreme high pressures, and even in  water  In one lest this remarkable new grease beat out a  competitive product seven to one-one lubrication  with Extrema lasted seven limes longer than the  other grease  Put our new Extrema to the test in yout farm lubrication needs You will be amazed by its performance  Super  Universal:  one oil for  most engines  Now one oil does the job lor a wide range of specifications.  Super Universal  is a high-quality Shell engine oil  that gives full warranty protection It meets or  exceeds warranty and service requirements lor all  gasoline cars, light trucks and diesel engines Irom  Detroit Diesel to Series 3  Ask us tor complete list of specifications and SAE  Grades You'll find new Super Universal can make  your servicing a little easier.  Field Cap "2.25  with minimum S gallon purchase  of Shell lubricants.  This cap is 100% cotton, double-  stitched throughout and foam-  lined for winter warmth, summer  coolness.  It's a top quality field cap at a  low priced. That's what you get  with all Shell products: quality at  competitive prices.  Here's what  Shell filters  can do!  We have a full range ot Sliell  air and oil filters to keep your  equipment running efficiently  tins spring  Remember, a dirly air filter  can cut mileage in a car by  one mile per gallon Think  what it could do on  equipment exposed to dusty  conditions and lunning 12  hours a day!  A new oil titter will help  reduce engine wear  Remember, it's important to  change oil and filters  regularly to get the longest  life out ot your investment  R. HARDING & SON LTD.  BOX 338  GIBSONS, B.C.  886-2133 14  Coast News, March 7,1978  Pitch-ln'78  fllciy 8-MI, 1978  TYPEWRITER  ESTIMATES  Every Saturday  ^^^^^^0 885-3258  A tuliy qualified technician will be available  every Saturday ol the month. Full repairs  carried out in our offices. Quotations given  prior to commencement of work.  Phone and request your machine to be picked up  or drop them into our offices on Friday to be  worked on on Saturday.  (D ccKcCt (g) Hice (S) e^tcC  N��� ^���"/ S '   Wharf Road  New  Stamps  Postmaster General Jean-  Jacques Biais announced today  that all .12 stamps issued by  Canada Post in 1977 will be  available in thc department's  souvenir collection.  "This collection is without  doubt one of the best values in  philatelic products," said Mr.  Blais, "Not only does the collector receive $3.98 worth of  stamps, but also protective  mounts, detailed background  material and illustrations relating  to each stamp."  The cost of the package is  $4.75 and it may be purchased at  most post offices in Canada or  by mail order from the Philatelic  Mail Order Service. Confederation Heights. Ottawa, Ont. K1A  OB5.  Friendship Tea  The President. Mrs. Wilma  Rodgers (Billie) wearing her  other hat as Chairman of thc  Catering Committee was pleased  to report a very successful private party catered to on February  11. Hors d'oevrcs were served  in addition to the buffet supper.  Because of a clash of dates  with thc annual provincial convention to he held in Vancouver.  Ihe date of the Friendship Tea  to be hosted by us this year,  has been changed to May 17.  We hope that members of thc  other hospital auxiliaries will  keep this date free. Details,  of course,   will  be  announced  15  %  Mar. 17th  OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE  (except merchandise already marked down)  ONE DAY ONLY  NEW Spring Fashions Arriving Daily  A good selection of Ladies, Children's and  Infant's wear for the discriminating shopper.  imm ftppurwt  \m  Wharf St., Sechelt,  885-5611  Your local Mom's & Tot's Shop  UJAWjM  j  Does your monthly heat  hill leave you cold?  If opening your heat hill  gives you the chills, maybe it's  time lo investigate another way  of heating.  These days, depending entirely on oil. natural gas or  electric heat can cost plenty.  But there's still one heating  fuel ihat isn't expensive, and  isn't even in short supply.  Wood.  Of course, there's nothing  new about heating with  firewood. Hut what is new is a  stove thai burns wood so efficiently it can trim 507r or more  off your heating bill.  The wood stove,  reinvented.  It's called thc Fisher Stove.  And its inventor, Bob Fisher,  Trlplr-triM dmr, m.,1,  .lot. nfiii.ll, alrtlirht  * Srciindir, ciimliuMloi  . li.tiiil.rr 4ll,i",  .ImuM IijIhI burning  built it to retain the best characteristics of traditional wood  stoves and eliminate thc worst  ones.  .That's why the Fisher Stove  is made from heavy plate steel,  not cast iron. That's why the  Fisher Stove controls thc  amount of air that feeds thc lire  belter than any old potbelly  slove ever did, so fuel lasts  longer, if  And M  that's  why  this  stove  routinely     ^^^^^^^^^  holds a lire overnight, making  "thc-morning-lighting-ceremony  and frequent stokings things of  the past.  Good news travels fast.  Hundreds of thousands of  homes across North America  now have a Fisher Stove installed. In many cases, the  stoves supplement conventional heating systems and  reduce their owners' heat  bills significantly.  Many other homeowners  heating with Fisher Stoves en  tirely. And lots of them are find  ing they need only two or three  cords of wood a year for all the  heat they want.  And there are other nice  things that come with these  stoves besides a heat bill that's  The r'lthcr Slmt's unlqw I wo-ltip dr-  ,lRn iiim)" loo (unkind turfim with  two different lemprrilum.  easier to stomach. Most Fisher  owners are rediscovering Ihe  joys of wood stove cooking.  How to learn more.  As authorized Fisher Stove  dealers, we can answer your  questions about heating with  wood. And wc can show you  the Fisher model that's best for  you, whether you want to heat  a single room or an entire  house.  We've gol single-door  Fishers. And double-door  models you can open lo enjoy  the tire like a fireplace.  So come by soon. And see  for yourself how we can help  make heat bills a whole lot  easier to live with.  ' I97S FSII  *��isffer  Stove Works Ltd.  5824-A ASH ST.  Powell Rivir B.C.  V8A 4R4  ��l  An idea Canada it warming np to.  J&C ELECTRONICS  Cowrie St. Sechelt  885-2568  AC RENTALS  & BUILDING SUPPLIES  Hwy 101 & Francis Pen. Junction  Madeira Park, B.C. 883-2585  Eighteen members of the  Roberts Creek Hospital Auxiliary met for the monthly meeting,  on February 13. Dorothy Bruce  is an additional alternate to the  Coordinating Council. Commit  tee Chairpersons gave their reports and it is interesting to know  that eleven members worked in  thc hospital during thc past  month. The auxiliary now  boasts 41 members, including  life and associates. As usual,  thc Thrift Shop did very well  and will members note that  March 18 is thc next day for  Roberts Creek to take care of  this very worth while project.  MkMnlt  Hmp  BiHMi Columbia  Beautiful  President of the Gibsons Lions Club, Don Andow is pictured accepting a banner sent to  the local club from a Lions organization in Australia.  Pacific Flying Club  The sun is returning to our  Sunshine Coast and. with it,  interest in aviation activities at  our local airport. The Elphinstone Aero Club plans for new  construction of T type hangars  are well underway, and our  President, Doug Roy, is putting  the finishing touches to thc  drawings. The leases on the lots  #1 and #2 arc being processed  and financing arrangements  should be ready for discussion  at the meeting, which will be  held on March 8th at 19:30  hours. Much to discuss so plan  on being there.  Also to be discussed arc plans  to combine the efforts of thc  Club wilh Pacific Flying Club  to put on a Cessna Sponsored  competition, carried out under  International Rules, for Precision  Navigation. Hour bombing drops.  . and spot landing techniques.  There will be a written test for  pilots before thc flights begin  and points will be added to their  score for thc tests. Brush up on  your air regs and rules of thc air,  boys and girls. It could save your  life and win you prizes!  The dates planned for the event  are April 22 and 23. beginning  at 10:00 hours each day. with food  and refreshments to be sold at  thc Clubhouse. The public will  be welcome and Pacific Flying  Club arc bringing in extra aircraft for rides and familiarization  flights.  On Saturday. March II. a  social evening will be held at  thc Clubhouse, commencing at  18:30 hours, with dinner being  served at 19:30 hours. Tickets  will be sold al thc door for $1.00  each and will be open to thc  public. The more the merrier,  and anyone planning on coming,  please phone Sundi Haslani al  885-3181. Our 'do's' arc always  fun!  Youth  Employment  A representative explaining  the Canada Youth Employment Program will be on the  Sunshine Coast March 15-  16. Joseph Calado will be in  Pender Harbour on thc evening of March 15th, in Sechelt  on the morning of thc 16th  and in all probability in Gibsons on the afternoon of  March 16th.  Finalized details of his  program will be available in  next week's paper.  Wilson Creek News  Several new programs  are starting soon at Wilson  Creek Community Centre;  and two new community facil-  itites are opening there!  Two Sunday programs will  begin this week at the Community Hall. On Sunday  evening there will be a  Bridge meeting - 7:30 p.m.  Bring your cards and meet  at the Hall, or call 885-5422  for more information.  On Sunday afternoon at  1 p.m. there will be an organizational meeting for those  interested in Family Hikes.  Interested families are invited to meet Sunday outside  the Hall or to call the Communitv Office for information.  The Community Workshop  at the Wilson Creek Group  Home is now completed and  open for business. The workshop space consists of an  automotive garage and a  crafts-woodwork area. Suggestions as to the equipping  and use of the workshop  are welcomed (as are donations!). Groups can make  reservations to use thc workshop by contacting April  at the Community Office -  885-5422.  The Wilson Creek Recreational area has been developed to the stage where it  can be used. People are  welcome to come have a look  and to try out the rope ladder.  We are  pyramid and gazebo. The  park playground is just off  the highway at the bridge  over Wilson Creek.  As part of the ongoing  prc-school education program  at Wilson Creek, there  will be a Workshop-Display  on March 11 th. Saturday from  11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public-  is invited to view the displays  on exhibit at thc Wilson  Creek Group Daycare.  Remember ��� if you have  questions about the programs  or facilities at Wilson Creek,  contact the Community  Worker, Monday to Friday  8-4 p.m. at thc Communitv  Office.  EXPANDING  at Secret Cove Marina  When completed our revamped marina facilities will  include:  v.  Moorage for 200 boats  ,v Ample parking for 100 cars  (right alongside the marina)  ,v Hydro-hoist floating ways  (6 ton-30 foot capacity)  ���& Fuel barge  ���>v General store  i> Laundromat, toilets, showers  ���ft Live bait  We expect to have our renovations  completed by May 1st, 1978.  MOORAGE AVAILABLE  SEASONALLY OR YEARLY  MOORAGE RATES:  $1.65 per foot per month Anually  or  $2.50 per foot per month Seasonally  For further inquiries please call f, A>.  JOHN BUCKRIDGE 885-3533     |J |,  or write l��H 111  SECRET COVE MARINA II  R.R. #1, Halfmoon Bay, B.C. VON 1Y0     *  World  Vision-  HUNGER  Maybe it's time wc had a  moratorium on pictures of starving children.  Few organizations do this form  of fund raising more effectively  than World Vision. With professional skills, they constantly  remind us of thc plight of the  rest of the world.  Recently in the United States,  thev put on a five hour hunger  telethon. About a third of the  time. Ihe TV lube pictured men,  women, and children, starving,  racked hy disease, and gaunt  from malnutrition. Iheir personal  hori/ons narrowed to day-to-day  survival.  We're sure il was successful  but I'm sorry lhal Ihcy had lo  use lhal method. God knows  there's enough suffering in Ihe  world, that any help al all is  worthwhile. But it achieved its  goal by making us feel guilty,  then urging us lo relieve our  guilt by sending cheques lo  World Vision so that we could  feel good, although wc continued  to increase the economic chasm  separating us from the people  wc thought wc wore helping.  Much more than Ihat is needed.  Ironically, an incident on that  television program showed us lhc  implications of a better way of  helping and giving.  A village woman brought her  two sons to a children's hospital  in Dacca. Bangladesh. The doctors cared for her sons - they  also urged the woman to take  their "medicine for no more  babies". They told her, and  she knew as well as they did,  that Bangladesh had too many  people for too little food.  Thc pro's and con's of birth  control methods ��� or even of  birth control itself - are not thc  point. That woman entered into  a new covenant, a fragile agreement based on trust. Her world  and ours became linked. Wc  took on a responsibility to her.  And that responsibility for her  goes far beyond doctors and  pills. Now we have to be sure,  for example, that our trade  policies don't turn her into a  beggar anyway, by driving her  family off their tiny farms. We  have to open our markets to goods  her sons may someday produce.  We have to keep her sons from  being killed in a war fought with  our exported armaments.  Suddenly, it's nol their plight,  but ours too. For having entered  into that woman's future, wc will  surely diminish ourselves if wc  ever break our side of the covenant.  HHIH��Mi Coast News, March 7,1978  15  /w  B.C. President  of C.A.'s here  The president of the B.C.  Institute of Chartered Accountants, Mr. Dennis Culver paid  a visit to the Sunshine Coast  on Wednesday, March 1st.  On thc occasion of his recent  election to the top post Culver  called for C.A.'s to be continually upgrading their skills  in order to deal with the increasing complexity of their  work.    Should this not take  place Culver emphasized his  feeling that the chartered  accountants would fail to provide the service that the public expects.  Culver said he will, during  his term of office, place emphasis on education, professional standards, and the  efficiency of the accounting  profession.  Resource Society  By Jack MacLeod  A concerted effort by thc  Community Resource Society is  underway to gain new members  and to remind some former  members that their 1978/79 dues  are now payable. The accomplishments of the Society are well  worthy of public and governmental support. Reports from  the Society committees that will  appear in the quarterly newsletter  this week bear proof of the worth  of the programs we administer.  Among them are the Minibus,  Homemakers, Senior Services,  thc Volunteer Bureau, Alternate  Education, some Summer Works  Projects, and Canada Works  schemes.  As an example, the Minibus  is operating at capacity on many  runs, and frequently a call comes  in from someone who must make  on short notice a trip to a local  clinic or hospital. If the Minibus  cannot oblige the caller at that  particular time thc dispatcher  turns tu the Volunteer Bureau  Co-ordinator to locate a car and  driver to deliver the client to the  appointment location. At least  once a week a volunteer drives  a patient to a health service in  Vancouver. On these occasions  the driver receives ferry and mileage expenses.  You are invited to a meeting  on Thursday March 16th, 7:30  p.m., in the Gibsons United  Church Hall to hear an outline of  the Adult Day Care Centre.  The speaker will be Mrs. Ann  Jerrell of Vancouver. Memberships may be paid ($2.00) at  this meeting.  Notice! New phone number for  the Homemakers Service: 885-  5144.  Sechelt Garden Club  by Jack MacLeod  At the March meeting of the  Sechelt Garden Club life membership was given to Janet Allen and  Frank Read. Janet and Frank  were part of a small group that  founded thc Garden Club eleven  years ago.  Both arc knowledgeable in  garden matters, and have freely  shared their expertise with other  gardeners. There arc very many  gardens in this area that have,  over Ihe years, received slips and  plants from their gardens.  Mr. Tain Johnson gave a  short talk on various mixtures of  soil, sand, pcrlite. vermiculitc  and sphagnum moss, etc., and  sent the members home with  peat pots, seeds, and six types of  growing mediums, as an interesting experiment.  Karl Johnston, a student of  Elphinstone Secondary School,  spoke to thc club about the  objectives of the 4-H movement,  and asked the Sechelt Garden  Club to become a sponsor of his  organization in thc Sechelt area,  which was granted by an affirmative motion.  He is a member of the Gibsons  area 4-H Club that has a particular interest in Jersey cattle.  Karl left with us a pamphlet  that lists 24 projects any one of  which a club may choose to adopt.  He felt that the affiliation with  this garden club should be in the  field of horticulture.  Karl made a very commendable  presentation, and nicely handled  a number of questions about the  4-H organization.  Mr. Eric Huskins, club president, is just back from a trip to  Israel, and reported that he saw  growing there plants such as thc  hardy cyclamen, rosemary (used  there as a flowering ground cover) and thc red anemones. These  plants arc indigenous to our own  area, but of course bloom somewhat later than those in Mediterranean cultures.  Mrs. Kay Cole, a club member,  will speak on the cultivation of  Herbs and their medicinal values at the next meeting, April  5th at SI.Hilda's Hall, 7:30  p.m. New members most welcome.       :.-::.:::.:..-"/4.-   : : vv::^::^:^^;^-"^ -.WW.  U       f VWW  N  ! v< N(�� Y*> \  with  John  Faustmann  It's a laic Monday afternoon  in Vancouver, somewhere just  off one of the major arteries in  thc metropolitan corpse. Oul  back, al lhc end of the alley,  the traffic lights are winking on  and off like thc enfeebled pulse  of a heavily sedated pachyderm  that's been tagged, implanted  with a transmitter, and is being  trucked off to a well-fenced,  stale-run game preserve. Yet  life beats on, and right now in  thc downtown area pallid-faced  executives arc honing their  Japanese import compacts to a  for a hopelessly neurotic house  cat. Conjur up an image of  multitudes staring off into a  smog-ridden horizon, watching  thc butt end of a cluttered sunset that somehow lurns out to  be an advertisement for soap  powder, and you'll have a rough  idea. Only four more days.  But where do all those poorly-  tailored suits go at night? What  docs a Subaru do when the  parking lot shuts down? Who is  left to watch the stoplights when  the last commuter has grumbled  his way home?   When the night  fighting edge, in preparation for watchman wind Iheir round little  thc staggering journey home.  The whole city waits at the light,  drumming it's finger-nails on  steering wheels, gritting it's  teeth and thinking that it ought  to see a dentist, and wishing it  could be anywhere else but  here.  Four-thirty in thc afternoon.  They're beginning to sound hungry out there. Must be feeding  time. Guys in baggy suits slump  clocks, and the Chinese groceries  close, who is left to mark the  pot where thc transit supervisor  lood? And where does the lady  ivho stands in front of Woodward's go at night? Each day  she brings her small red square of  carpet, and wears her careful  rubber boots. She has a tarn-  bourine tied onto her arm and  < lavs the accordian to beat the  band.  And where has Benny the  at the wheels of grimy station violinist cone, who only knew four  wagons. Pretty young women in tunes but could play ihcni ocauti-  artificial leather coats  and  re- fully when hc wasn't hungover?  dundant   earrings   plot    Italian They sold the House of Corned  sports cars in tropical colours.  Older ladies in Valiants look  worried. Some hippie in a pickup with a cedar shake camper  on thc back is nodding his head  to the sounds of five electric  guitars being damaged. Thc  stop signs are shivering and the  traffic cops have gone for coffee.  Quitting time. Rush hour. The  not-too-rapid transit.  Thc mechanical sheep return to  the fields at night. They nestle  in their concrete mangers, reflectively chewing their fan-  belts and toying with the idea of  having their valves ground, while  inside thc arborite palaces of  suburbia, dad and the kids nestle  around the tube to watch a re-run  of Huckleberry Hound, and mom,  out in the kitchen, busies herself  with the directions on a box of  instant mashed potatoes. Lights  wink on in thc outskirts. Downtown straightens the scams of  her stockings, and practices her  smile for the night.  What is it all day long on thc  first workday of the week, being  in the city? Actually, it's a lot  like two litres of homogenized  milk, the kind you buy in those  well-lit howling alley supermarkets. It has Ihe date stamped  on it telling you when it's going to  go bad. There are no lumps  in it. or humps or rude surprises.  Your standard stuff. Bland and  allegedly nourishing, and packed  in unwieldy sec-through plastic  containers. Monday in the city  sloshes around somewhere under  thc celery, down at the bottom of  thc "no double bagging is required" brown bag. Monday in  the city is damp, threatening to  leak, and hoping that it isn't  coming down with a cold.  Mondays are tough, anyway.  More than a million people  thinking: "Four more days until  the weekend" is bound to have  some effect on thc general ambience of thc place. Picture all  that yearning concentrated into  a small area. Imagine all Ihat  longing locked into thoughts of  purchasing a new dinette set, or  a larger automobile, or two weeks  in Hawaii, or a prosthetic devidc  NOW  IS THE  TINE  ^^^^^�� ��� ��� ���     ^^^^^^^  to SERVICE your lawn  mowers  and  other  garden POWER EQUIPMENT.  Service for all makes and models  Dealer for Ariens and Husqvarna  886-2912  ft,  '%  '*>��.  '**//  Gibsons  Lawn Mower  Chain Saw Service  GIBSONS INDUSTRIAL PARK      886-2912  Beef for a mess of pottage.  Where do the pigeons go when it  gets too dark to see the bread  crumbs?  The late night electric buses  run down streets named after  trees. The drivers joke with the  late returners, scarf-clad slout  ladies guard their shopping bags,  lovers snuggle in the farthest  back   seat   and   sometimes  the  connecting poles come loose from  the overhead wires. The drivers  hop out and wrench them hack.  Sparks pop.  The last of thc cruisers in  large cars, who've been looking  for action all night, slip the clutch  and screech around the corner  towards home. A dishevelled  gentleman of middling years goes  into lhc Black Cat Cafe and orders  a meal and then leaves before it  can arrive. A young bearded  dude in a wool toque, with a  backpack strapped to him is.,  trying to hitch a ride towards  the edge of town. An overcoat  leans against a lamp post feeling  for a losl button. A doublcknil  suit in a phone booth is trying  to make one lasl call. The underground parking lots arc counting  up how many echoes they took  in that day. The neon signs are  sighing. The sidewalks start to  snore.  The motors shut down and  you can hear the streetlights  hum. Mops and buckets are  the only customers in thc bank,  and up on thc thirty-seventh  floor the ashtrays are emptied  and wiped. The spindly trees on  the main drag have doubts about  leaves this Spring, and if there  is a moon, it long ago put out to  sea. Thc thumps and throbs,  the minor bleats. Ihe accidents  and intrigues have all gone back  to their rented bedrooms. Somewhere a guy with a moustache is  pushing a broom.  Late Monday afternoon rolls  over on its other side and scral  ches its head in its sleep, squeez  ing thc last dreams from the  bottom of the tube, and then  like a madman on a bicycle  another day peddles in quietly  when no one is awake to see.  CHIROPRACTOR  Walter Sturdy D.C.  School Road and Gower Pt. Road  Gibsons   886-2122  CampdeU's  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  "IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SECHELT'  Your friendly neighbourhood  drop-off point for Coast News  Classified Ads.  SMALL BUSINESS  MANAGEMENT SEMINAR  PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION  & COST CONTROLS  TUESDAY, MARCH 14th, 1978  Effective management of human resources  and cost controls can help to increase efficiency  and profitability in any business. Included is a  discussion on Cash flow and forecasting.  PRESENTED AT:  The Casa Martinez Restaurant  Sunshine Coast Hwy.  Sechelt  9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Registration Fee: $20./Person  Includes Lunch & Seminar Material  To Preregister: Mail this coupon with  Your Cheque to  Federal Business Development Bank  #301-145 West 15th Street,  North Vancouver, B.C. V7M 1R9  1/We will attend seminar at the Casa Martinez  Restaurant, Sechelt.  NAME   ADDRESS   POSTAL CODE TEL   Shell  Donation  Shell Canada Ltd. has donated  45.000 free large garbage bags to  Outdoors Unliltcred for use by  schools and community groups  during the annual Pitch-In cam-  paignc. May 8 - 14. The bags  will be made available for cleanup and bcautlfication projects  carried oul as pari of the Pitch-  In '70 program.  All schools and numerous  community groups in B.C. have  received application forms to  order the free garbage bags.  Applications must be postmarked  no later than April 1. 1978. lo  allow time for allocation and distribution of the bags prior to  the campaign.  Last year, more than KK).O(H)  British Columbians from over .100  schools and organizations carried  out community clean-up and  hcautification project during  Pitch-In '77.  Groups Interested in participating and who have not received  garbage bag application forms  should contact Outdoors Un-  liltcrcd. 200-132h Johnston Road.  While Rock. V4B 37.2.  Church 5ervices  Roman Catholic Services  Rev.T.Nicholson, Pastor  Times of Sunday Mass:  8:00 p.m. Saturday and 12 Noon  Sunday al Si.Mary's Gibsons  In Sechelt :8:30a.m. Our Lady of  Lourdes Church. Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy Family Church  885-9526  SEVENTH-DAV ADVENTIST  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sal.,1:00p.m.  Hour of Worship Sal.. 4:00 p.m.  St.John's United Church  Davis Bay  Pastor C.Dreiberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone:  885-9750 or 883-2736  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M.Reinhardl  9:30a.m. -St.John's  Davis Bay  11:15 a.m. -Gibsons  886-2333  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service -11:00a.m.  Revival-7:00 p.m.  Bible Study-Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  r-  V*a  i^i^niJMaaBBHaaaaaaalMaaaaa  A.C. Rentals  & Buildings Supplies  Francis Peninsula Road and Highway 101.  Monday through Saturday, 8.00 am to 5.30 pm  r    Special one week only March 8-15.  Ariens Tillers  4 H.P.  Gear Driven  with reverse  $219   y^  883-2585  It's no different today. Coast News Classified ads are still the place to turn to when you  wish to buy or sell campers, tents, vacation  equipment or anything else.  1  r*\ 16 Coast News, March 7,1978.  Guess where  Nutrition Notes  The usual prize of $5.0(1 will be awarded for the correct location of thc above. Send your  cnlries to the Coasl News. Box 460. Gibsons, B.C. Last week's winner was Laura Smail of  Madeira Park who correctly located the pictured object as being in the from yard of thc  home of D. Scoular on Francis Peninsula Highway  Question: One often hears the  statement that Canadians consume too much fat. How much  is "too much" and what is recommended?  Answer: The average intake of  dietary lai In Canada is 40% of  total calories. It is recommended  this be reduced to ,i maximum of  30-50% and the remaining calories be distributed with approximately 12% from protein and  50-55% from carbohydrate. The  carbohydrates chosen should be  predominantly of complex and  unrefined forms (e.g. whole  grain cereal products, fruits and  vegetables.)  Question: What foods can be  combined with rice in a meatless  casserole and still provide a complete protein?  Come cry with me  By Ann Napie  Dear Ann:  I have ihis friend whose  girlfriend's husband keeps  threatening my friend, even  though they are separated.  1 thought it was illegal to  threaten anyone with physical harm. Is Ihat true?  Wondering  Dear Wondering:  lo Ihe besl of my knowledge it is illegal, but proving  Ihat he threatens may be another matter. They could  cool it until his anger vanishes  or move away. I think it would  dampen most people's  passion to be threatened, so  avoid thc acute angle in some  manner.  Dear Ann:  Do you Ihink it is a good  idea for two couples to share a  house? My husband seems  very happy at thc idea, but  I've had second thoughts.  Cautious  Dear Cautious:  Vou must have good reason  to consider ihis arrangement.  It sometimes works well,  but there's always the danger  that hanky panky may take  place or too much familiarity.  You just have to know the  principles - don't try  it  too  long.  Dear Ann:  Do you think it is physically  or emotionally injurious to  pretend a climax in marriage -  year after year? Once one  starts this charade it is hard  to admit or discuss.  Trapped  Dear Trapped:  You really are! Somehow  you have to resolve this  dilemma - I believe it is hard  on your good nature. Consequently you aren't doing  your partner any favours.  You're keeping your best  self bottled up. There are  some physical aspects. Clear  it up. Go and lie no more.  We see and feel the world  through our eyes and senses.  Why rob yourself. Men aren't  thai delicate. If they have a  problem it's obvious, so they  can't easily weave this web.  To thine own self be  true.  Answer: A casserole providing  complete protein can be made hy  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ combining rice, wheal, corn or  barley with lentils or beans,  including kidney beans, navy  beans, gorbanzo beans, soybeans  and black beans.   A substantial  ITpf)   ()��   ISO?   servi"K "f l'/l CUPS is required  ** * ^^ ���**^^ ���    |0 SUpp|y 7 grams of complete  protein.      Further   information  on vegetable and cereal combinations which supply complete  procin can be obtained in the  Ministry of Health publication,  "Nutrition Tips and Ideas",  available from your local health  unit.  Of the many UFO sightings  some turn oul to be nothing more  than a chain of coincidences.  Such a sighting could be the one  which has been reported at  various times over Halkctt Point  on Gambier Island.  The sightings are usually  reported from around the Granthams area, and arc described as  a bright stationary point just  above the crest of thc headland.  From the proper elevation on  this side of Howe Sound, a  straight line can be drawn over  the top of Halkctt Poinl and it  will end up at thc B.C.Railway  track to Squamish.  On certain occasions at that  precise point trains have been  known to stop at night time with  their headlight on, and if thc  lighting conditions arc just  right this headlight appears to  be a hovering ball in the air.  So what has been thought to  be another UFO appears to be  an Identified Stationary Object.  At   lease  we  may   be   on   the  right track.  Question: Multiple vitamin and  mineral supplements contain  many of the nutrients we need.  Do wc still have to be careful  in our choice of foods if we take  a supplement every day?  Answer: It is a good idea to gct  into lhc habit of depending on  food as a source of our nutrients,  rather than relying on pills. Try  to become familiar with foods  that supply good nutritional  value, cat a wide variety of  these foods in moderation and  use the Daily Food Guide to  determine how many servings  of each food group you should  cat every day. Be aware Ihat  vitamin pills can't replace a poor  diet. Foods can supply many of  the essential but (race nutrients  Ihat are nol included in lhc supplements.  Question: Vitamin C is often  mentioned as being important  for good health. What arc the  functions of Vitamin C?  Answer: Vitamin C is necessary  for maintaining strong blood  vessel walls and healthy teeth  and gums. Vitamin C helps to  form and strengthen thc cementing substance which holds body  cells together.  Question: Do the vitamins found  in vitamin pills lose their strength  if Ihcy arc stored?  Answer: Yes. vitamin pills  definitely have a shelf life. Check  lhc bottle carefully to find the  "best-uscd-before" date. Avoid  stocking up large quantities of  pills. Oils such as cod liver  oil may be kepi in the fridge.  Remember Ihat thc besl source  of vitamins and minerals is a  well-balanced diet.  More Mailbag  $8.5 million to transfer  VRB people' to Human Resources.  The bulk of the dollars  involved in these warrants  is going to provide additional  services to people and for  additional job creation programs. Our Highways Program alone spells 7,000 jobs.  The attacks launched by  thc opposition arc mischievous and untruthful and served  to do nothing but undermine  investor confidence in our  government.  The opposition will be proven wrong when the accounts  are tabled in thc legislature.  I repeat we will have a surplus this year, as predicted  in thc third quarterly report  which was made public last  month.  Evan Wolfe,  Minister of Finance  Emergency  Dear Sir:  I feel that thc following is  of public interest and hope  that you will sec fit to include  it in vour next publication.  PROCEDURE FOR EMERGENCY FIRE CALLS:  First of all know the number  of vour Fire Department. In  Sechelt it is 885-2345. When  placing an emergency call,  remain calm and state clearly  your address as exactly as  possible in a few words.  Give your house number if  you have one. street name and  ,3JC-  3E  ac  3E=ar:  885-5144  New Number  Homemaker Service  Community  Resource Society  if possible thc name of your  subdivision. This can be important since there arc  more than one street by thc  same name in some cases.  Next state the type of fire  be it a chimney fire, kitchen  fire, trash fire or whatever.  Lastly give your name  and  ac  phone number should it become necessary to contact  you again after your initial  call. Your co-operation will  go far to help your Fire  Department reach you as  quickly as possible.  Many thanks.  T.L.Johnston,  Publicity Officer, SVFD  PILEDRIVER WORKING  In the Secret Cove - Pender Harbour  area. Piling orders on new or used now  being taken. Good prices. Free estimates.  886-2875  HANSON MARINE CONTRACTORS LTD  PILEDRIVING BREAKWATERS  ANCHORS HEAVY LIFTING  SALVAGE ��CONSTRUCTION  GAMBIER ISLAND  R.R] GIBSONS B.C.  116-2175  TLMO  i'l'l'HW.l  CATERPILLAR  NEW & USED  tV Genuine Caterpillar parts  ftTractorsD4DtoD9H  ���k Loaders 910 to 992  t; Excavators & Graders  ���k Hyster parts & Winches  Your Resident Representative  ERNIE UNGER  Res.886-9758, off: 530-1145  at NORTHLAND we save you  Time & Money  SECHELT AUTO CLINIC  ANNOUNCES IT'S  Complete Engine Rebuilding and Repair Shop  Magnafluxing  Cylinder Boring  ��� Head Planing  Valve Grinding  ��� Complete Engine Rebuild  We Also Handle:  Complete Brake systems  including surfacing drums  rotors and shoes  Electronic tune up and  testing equipment  transmissions, exhaust  and more  X 1  Left to Right:  Stephen Read, Herman Vandeberg, TOMMY Richardson, and Mike Pearson.  885-5311  Wharf Rd. Sechelt  Next to Legion

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