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Array 4��@  legislative library  The Sunshine  victoria, b.c.  80.1  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15$ per copy on news stands  Second Class Mail Registration No. 4702  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1946  Delivered to every sddreee on the Coast  December 18,1979  Volume 33, Number 51  Peace  Like a lighted cabin window in a frigid  northern night, the Christmas message  shines in a perennially troubled world. The  age-old exhortation to Peace and Goodwill  is annually revived in a world which still  seems little able to sustain much of either.  Yet year after year, through the  commercialism and the year-end blues the  teaching of love and hope continues to defy  the world of politics and greed to overcome  it entirely.  This year in Canada we are gazing  bleakly at a much more difficult future  than we have known in forty years. The  events in the Middle East have brought  into question the secure availability of the  energy with which an industrialized world  fuels its industry and heats its hbfaies. At  home in Canada we have t government  defeated and the future uncertain and  grim; overseas, virtually wherever one  looks there is trouble either brewing or  boiling. We inhabit a beautiful and  bountiful world but what the poet Burns  called "man's inhumanity to man"  continues to make it a grim and a  dangerous place. Greed and distrust  continue to cause the nations of the world  to divert vast amounts of theirenergies and  wealth into the manufacture and acquisition of weapons lethal with which to  menace or subdue members of our own  species.  The great barrier, for there are no  NOTICE TO OUR READERS: With the dates of  publication coinciding with Christinas Day and New  Year's Day for the next two weeks, the management of  the Sunshine Coast News has decided to give their hardworking staff two weeks vacation. Our next paper will  appear on Tuesday, January 8. In the meantime the Staff  of the Coast News wishes you and yours a Merry  Christmas and a Happy New Year,  technical barriers to a worn of peace and  plenty, lies within the hearts of men. We  continue to build enormous stockpiles of .  terrible weapons because tile world is full  of mistrust and fear.''  The message that we are told marked the  birth of Jesus Christ, instead of fading in  the night of history, glows ever more  important. It bears with it a promise of  peace and plenty in a world of trouble and  want; it carries with it a promise of hope in  a world of fear and despair; it continues to  bea beacon offering direction for mankind'  but beacons are of little value if they are  only recognized and not followed.  The problems that beset us are of our  making and of our age, but the solution is ���  an ancient one thst has not lost its  relevance through the dark and troubled  centuries which have elapsed since first it  shone. We would wish to the readers of the  Coast News and to all mankind that  somehow and soon we find the truth in the  Christmas message snd bring it daily into  oar lives, Peace snd Goodwill to all. There '  is no other path to follow.  These three dogs would like the Christmas present of a good home. Rusty on the left is  a two-year old male, good with kids and a good watchdog. In the centre is another two-  year old male. He is a Border Collie with a gentle disposition. In poundkeeper Mary  Jeldrum's arms Is a aorlgMy little one-yearyald terrier cross. Anyone interested  nould contaot the GlbsoniTBluniclpal Off ice.  For 35 years the most widely read Sunshine Coast newspaper!] Coast News, December 18,1979  e mm f nit-  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday,  by Glassford Press Ltd. Phone 886-2622  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1V0 or 886-7817  Editor-  Jchn Burnside  Office Manager���  M.M. Joe  Production Manager���  Sharon L. Berg  Reporter/Photographer*  Isn Corrance  Advertising���  Allan Crane  Fran Berger  Copysetting���  Gerry Walker  SUBSCRIPTION RATES:  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast  British Columbia $20 per year, $12 for six months.  United States and Foreign, $24 per year.  A point worth making  Despite the festive season it would seem  appropriate to raise a few critical points  regarding conflict of interest situations.  The one that has got the most play  . recently, of course, involves Len Van  ; Egmond and Lot 2 and the interminable  business of finding a new home for the  joint Office Facility.  ; r Let it be clearly stated that we are of the  persuasion that Van Egmond was more  unfortunate than anything else in the  matter. Hc was on record as favouring the  School Board, on which he was a trustee at  the time, moving into a joint office facility  before his property, Lot 2, was even being  considered as the site of said facility.  Nonetheless he did after the fact participate in discussions and the Board's  solicitors recommended that all pertinent  motions be reconsidered because of even a  peripheral involvement by the owner ofa  property under consideration.  The implication was obviously that  every possible suggestion of conflict of  interest should be avoided by those in  public office. As with the law, honesty in  public office should not merely be done but  should bc seen to be done.  It is the more surprising, therefore, to  find two public officials risking interpretations of conflict of interest so soon after  the Van Egmond affair was in the public  eye.  First, in Sechelt, apparently Alderman  Henry Hall felt that the School Board had  been unfairly treated by the Regional  Board and the Village of Sechelt deciding  to go into a joint office facility at the  treatment plant in Sechelt to the exclusion  of the School Board. What makes Hall's  activities of questionable advisability, of  course, is the fact that he himself has  property that he informally approached  the Village of Sechelt about using as the  Joint Office Facility. This was before his  recent election admittedly, but the point is  that he has been elected to public office and  would have been wiser in the circumstances to have nothing to say about the  location of the Joint Office Facility.  The second case in point involves the  appointment of the son of the Superintendent of Education to a teaching post in  Elphinstone School. It is not clear at the  moment that the position was advertised  before the vacancy was filled. One is  surprised that the School Board would let  something of this nature go by unchallenged. If nepotism has taken place or has  even appeared to take place there will be  resentments, justifiable, that will certainly  make the younger Mr. Denley's job the  harder.  It bears saying again and again that the  public has the right to expect the absolute  highest standards of ethical conduct from  those in office and should be satisfied with  nothing else. Even the hint of a possibility  of conflict of interest should be avoided by  responsible officials and it is regrettable  that Superintendent Denley and Alderman  Hall have not so acted after the recent  reminder provided by the case of^VaUi in  Egmond and Lot 2.  ...from the files of the COAST NEWS  FIVE YEARS AQO  President Jim Holt of the Gibsons  Old Age Pensioners informed a  meeting of Gibsons Voters Association  that the partially completed Harmony  Hall in the Bay Area Is intended for  general public use as well as for Senior  Citizens.  Local political pressure is being  placed on oil companies in an effort to  have them concentrate all bulk storage  facilities at one single terminal.  The School Board admits that the  open area classes at Gibsons Elementary has been a failure, citing psychological problems caused children  using the area for classrooms.  ; The Sechelt Indian Band is interested in seeing the development of a  course on Indian culture in local  schools.  TEN YEARS AQO  School Board decides that the split  .shift system in effect at Elphinstone  will end on January 26.  Coast Cable Vision announces that  work has begun on the erection of both  the Gibsons and Sechelt Cable Vision  systems.  Fire completely destroyed the home  of Magistrate and Mrs. Charles C.  Mittlesteadt while they were on holiday  in the United States recently.  j Lyle Schwabe of the Cedars Inn got a  29 hand in cribbage for the second  time In his life recently.  FIFTEEN YEARS AQO  Sechelt's breakwater becomes more  of a possibility as the weeks go by,  according to a letter from M.P. Jack  Davis. Davis says the Sechelt break-  ; water will be one of the first such  'projects to be approved in Canada if  the government's new policy on  ., marinas comes into effect.  I   Gibsons Council considers a pro-  fposal to put a hotel and associated,  marina in the  Bay below Georgia  ^Heights.  K   Sechelt votes two to one against the  1 acquisition of Porpoise Bay land for a  oark. The Sunshine Coast area from  Port Mellon to Egmont is faring fairly  well under a record fall of snow.  TWENTY YEARS AQO  Skipper and crew of the tug Strady V  and the Garden Bay volunteer Fire  Department shared the honours in a  courageous effort to save a blazing  vessel from destruction. The 90-foot  tug Viking Chief reported that fire had  broken out at 8:30 a.m. The crew of the  Strady V and the Fire Department  aboard Vic Gooldrup's gillnetter lay  alongside the burning tug and together  managed to get the fire under control.  There were reportedly 5,000 gallons of  diesel fuel aboard the burning tug.  A freak windstorm on December 13  brought a large cedar crashing down  on the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank  White of Madeira Park. The tree  shattered the roof over a room  wherein 14 year old Howie White and 6  year old Donnie were sleeping,  covering the youngsters with debris.  Land has been purchased in Sechelt  for an R.C.M.P. headquarters.  TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AQO  During heavy rains this week the  Port Mellon highway was almost  destroyed. Every available piece of  earth moving equipment was rushed to  the scene and managed to keep the  road open.  The Sunshine Coast Kiwanis Club  has received their charter.  Employees at Port Mellon won a  recent Safety Award.  THIRTY YEARS AGO  An example of heroism in its most  unselfish form was available in Sechlet  last week. Eighty year old, crippled  John Craigson crawled more than 80  yards on his hands and knees to rescue  two small grandchildren trapped  inside a blazing home. Flames were  rapidly engulfing the house by the time  Mr. Craigson reached it but despite the  leaping flames and his condition he  was able to drag the two youngsters to  safety. He was severely scorched in the  rescue.  Wilson Creek, late 1930's. Logs roll off a truck-trailer unit and splash  into the recently dredged Burns and Jackson Pond. L.S. (Al) and  Charlotte Jackson had this photo Imprinted as Christmas cards. One of  these cards they mailed to A.E. Ritchey, who had worked with the  company here on Gambier Island, and his family. Burns and Jackson  Ltd. ceased to exist in 1951. Soon after, Jackson Bros. Logging was  incorporated. During a period of somewhat over forty years, according  to a ball-park estimate by senior partner Mike, who saw the Wilson  Creek operation from the beginning in 1935, three generations of  Jacksons and their crews dumped and boomed at least 500,000,000  board feet of timber In the pond seen here before expiration of their  lease brought about a move to Gray Creek. Photo courtesy Jackson and  Ritchey families and Elphinstone Pioneer Museum.  L.R. Peterson  I suppose it's a kind of a  Christmas present to the Canadian voters that we should have  an election announcement  thrust upon us as the holiday  season approaches. It must be  one of the strangest sequence of  events in the history of Canadian politics. It is difficult to  understand what either the  Conservatives or the Liberals  are about. The N.D.P. dtfif  least have the virtue of consistency, they have opposed  strenuously and steadfastly the  higher interest rates, the boost  in oil prices, the dismantling of  Petrocan, the budget and their  motion of non-confidence was  based on their view of the  economy and how to manage  it.  The Conservatives, one has  to assume, sought this defeat in  the House of Commons. The  date of the vote was known to  them some time in advance yet  three of their number were  missing. Perhaps they took the  Support of the five Socreds for  granted but with a majority of  just one even with the support  of the five Creditistes from  rural Quebec, one would have  thought that they would have  ensured the survival of their  government in advance of the  vote with some form of sweetener for the rump of the  Federal Social Credit movement. In previous non-confidence motions in this recent  short parliamentary session  they showed that they were not  averse to making such deals.  And yet they did not.  Can it be that the Conservatives sought the election at a  difficult time of the Canadian  year so that they could stump  the country in their mukluks  and ear-muffs claiming to have  been forced out of power  before they had had a fair  chance to show their stuff. That  will undoubtedly be the tack  they take though one is hard-  pressed to understand their  confidence.  Of course, the fact that they  were confronted by an opposition party which was in fact  leaderless may have made an  election attractive to them. If  they can nip in and score a  majority while the Liberals try  to figure out who they want to  lead them they will have outmanoeuvred their principal  parliamentary opposition in no  uncertain fashion.  If it is hard to understand  what the Conservatives are  about in letting this defeat  happen, however, it is absolutely impossible to grasp the  Liberal strategy or lack of it.  Immediately after the election  they turned and bit the hand  Musings  John Burnside  that had kept them in power for  over a decade and Pierre  Trudeau, since he was growing  tired of the game anyway  perhaps, announced his retirement and opted for private  life or much more of it than he  had been able to enjoy heretofore.  Things didn't go welt for the  Liberals immediately after  that. Th* two principal candidates for the leadership, Don  MacDonald and John Turner,  seemed rather disinclined to  leave their plush Bay Street  offices to return to the political  arena. Turner, in fact, flatly  refused to do so and in  connection with his withdrawal  as a leadership candidate one of  the N.D.P. members of parliament got off what must surely  be one of the best lines of the  year. "It must be the first time  in history," he said, "that the  ship has deserted the sinking  rats."  What on earth the Liberals  were doing in voting the Tories  out of office whilst they  themselves were rudderless  entirely one simply cannot  imagine. It looks now as  though they will take to the  hustings under the reluctant  leadership of Trudeau, quite  simply for lack of a decent  alternative. This is the same  man who just seven months ago  could lead them to just one seat  west of Winnipeg and who  subsequently has angered the  British Columbia Liberals with  his preference for discoing in  New York City over attending  policy conventions in Vancouver. It is inconceivable that  the party will do noticeably  better this time around.  So what are we to make of it  all. A government that brings  down one of the toughest  budgets in Canadian history  and goes to the country confident, apparently, of re-election.  Maybe George Matthews is  right when he tells me Cana-  dians are masochistic at this  time of year, "Just ready to  hunker down and take it in the  winter time," said George, and  I respect his perspecuity. As for  Liberals, well, as Premier  Blakeney of Saskatchewan is  reported to have said, "It's a bit  like turkeys voting for an early  Christmas". To force the fall of  a government with their own  house in such total disarray, to  go into an election with a  reluctant, possibly petulant,  and increasingly unpopular  P.E.T., certainly does have  something of the march of the  lemmings to the sea about it.  A testament to the bizarre-  ness of this turn of events lies in  the fact that not one of the  political experts in the Ottawa  Press Gallery foresaw the  possibility. As late as Thursday  afternoon they were still treating the non-confidence vote as  another ho-hum political exercise. Well, well we shall see  what we shall see.  MUSENDS:  It would be remiss of me to  conclude without wishing the  compliments of the season to  all of our readers and contributors, to all our local office  holders and the sterling volunteers who make so many  valuable contributions to life  on the Sunshine Coast, to the  men and women of all the  various walks of life who share  with us a spot on this favoured  Coast and who sometimes  share with us the pages of the  Sunshine Coast News. To one  and all, regardless of past or  .future differences, may you  enjoy a warm and happy  Christmas and may the decade  into which we arc about to  come prove to be one that has  at least its share of those  treasured moments of love,  companionship, and kindliness  without which our passage  would bc bleak indeed. Peace  and Goodwill to one and all.  Th�� Oxen  Christmas Eve, anil twelve of the clock.  "Now they are all on their knees,"  An elder said as we sat in a flock  By the embers in hearthslde ease.  We pictured the meek mild creatures where  They dwelt in their strawy pen,  Nor did It occur to one of us there  No doubt they were kneeling then.  So fair a fancy few would weave  In these years! Yet, I feel,  If someone said on Christmas Eve,  "Come; see the oxen kneel  "In Ike lonely barton by yonder coomb  Our childhood used to know,"  I should go with him In the gloom,  Hoping it might be so.  Thomas Hardy  Slings & Arrows >.��  George %|thews  You know how it is, everything is going along just firie,  life seems simple, peaceful and  straightforward when all of a  sudden some little incident  intrudes itself into your existence and messes the whole  thing up. In this particular case  I was unpreparing myself for  the usual Christmas nonsense  which of course I always look  forward to with as much  enthusiasm as I would welcome  a case of acne. I studiously  avoided the temptation to send  Christmas cards, stayed away  from department stores, turned  away from Christmas decorations and refused to listen to  Christmas music.  Everything was just fine;  whenever I detected the early  symptoms of the holiday spirit,  I comforted myself with  thoughts of Scrooge of the  Grinch, took two asprins and  went to bed. Then it happened.  I got a chance to substitute  teach at Chatelech school in  Sechelt. I figured that nothing  would deter the holiday spirit  more than a few hours surrounded by young folk.  Conditions were perfect.  They needed someone to teach  French and after casting about  the bottom of the barrel they  finally had to give me a call.  Now my experience with the  French language is limited to a  brief attempt to learn how to  count to ten once when I  thought I was in love with a  French girl, (I never made it  past six either with French or  the girl). In any case the teacher  I was filling in for left mc with  more than enough to do and  she arranged it so I didn't have  to speak a word of the language. So there 1 was, surrounded by Grade 8 and 9  students in what seemed to bc a  foreign country. Well, lo and  behold, I actually enjoyed it.  Thc students were charming  and pleasant���they were eVen  polite and cooperative. The  teachers were helpful and the  whole experience was just plajti  nice. After such a good time,  even an old Christmaphobe  like me was forced to conclude  that maybe being nice to people  at Christmas time might not do  me too much harm, and  besides, I would have 365 days  to cure myself of any excess of  yuletide spirit.  Just to make sure that this  I  sense of well being wasn't the  result of some strange virus or  just something I ate, I decided  to take my traditional cure for a  bad case of Christmas���a visit  to the toy department. Usually  a small dose of the latest doll  collection, war toys, grasping  children and burned out parents is all I need to recover.  There they were, "Baby Barf-  up", "Dracula", a doll that  really bites, "Hit and Run", a  race car game, with little  pedestrians to run over) "Death  Wars", a game where the  winner gets to blow up the  earth with a gigantic laser,  "Shark Attack", a game where  the player with all his fingers  left at the end is thc winner,  "Play-Garbage", so real it  actually smells, "Cindy", the  adult doll that gets pregnant,  "Three Mile Island", the nuclear toy that will give your  brothers and sisters radiation  sickness���I was beginning to  feel better already. Unfortunately, the toys that the kids  were looking at were things like  rag dolls, play dishes, dump  trucks, and computer games  like electronic baseball���a  terrible disappointment.  Well, it seems I've been  stricken with Christmas again  and I've got to get to work on  my Christmas list. I never  actually give anybody anything  at Christmas, (a total conversion would be too much to  expect), but I usually try and  think of what I'd give people ifl  wasn't so mean. To the students at Chatelech, more of the  nice people they have for  teachers; thc same for Elphinstone. For Becky, a bunch of  roses and a good dinner; for  Fran and Burnside, some dry  firewood; lor Gcoffand Jenny,  a promise not to keep them up  too late talking about education; for Charlene and Gordon,  more of my time for babysitting; for Pat and Dave, I'll  try to clean up my room more  often; for Bruce, good health;  for Nest, thc plant I owe her.  For all the people I would  send Christmas cards to if I  ever sent Christmas cards, I  really hav'e been thinking of  you���Merry Christmas and a  Happy and Healthy New Year:  Jim, Rhona and Jason; Mo and  Jill; Bob Graham; all of my  good friends at school; John  Duffie in Victoria; Les Peterson; Joan Foster; Terry and  Nancy; Petei1 Trower; everyone  at the Coast News, on the rugby  team, at Clowhom, at Plowden  Bay, and all of thc people who  have been kind to me in the past  year.  Compliments of the season  and I promise to bc nasty and  sarcastic again in the new year,  as soon as I recover from  Christmas. Coast News, December 18,1979  3.  ���Letters  to the Editor  Clarification sought  Editor:  I know that when workmen  threaten to withdraw the only  valuable weapon they have,  their skill and labour, it is  called a "strike* and is a no-no.  A strike must be ended at any  costs, even if it means classifying the manufacturer of  electric drink stirrers as an  "essential service". On the other  hand, when an oil company  says it will not look for oil until  it gets "incentives" and "tax  breaks", or when the C.P.R.  refuses to move prairie grain  until the taxpayers build grain  cars for it, this is apparently not  a "strike*. Could you please  clarify?  I am equally puzzled by the  word "welfare". It means  something evil when it allows a  widow to feed her children, but  when it amounts to a billion  dollars and is paid to Chrysler  Motors, it's apparently good  for all of us.  Could you lighten my darkness?  Sincerely,  John Duffle  SALE  CARPETS ft CABINETS  Open 10 a.m  886-2417  Toll Free: 922-2017  6 p.m.  Seaview Place,  Next door to Mr. Mike's  Power and pipelines  An Open Utter To All Who  Would Prefer Ai Informed  Approach To Pipelines And  Powerlines  Editor,  The writers of this statement  suggest that much more needs  to be known of Vancouver  Island's potential for meeting  its own energy-growth needs  through co-generation, alternate (soft) technologies, utilization of waste forest products  and strong conservation measures before endorsing, or  opposing, a pipeline proposal  for bringing natural gas to this  general area.  Declared needs for more  energy should have to be  justified by site-specific inspections. The possibility of getting  cheap subsidized power delivered negates any incentive to  self-reliance in the industrial  sector. In households, preferred rate structures have  rewarded heavy users and  discouraged conservation.  Therefore, to endorse, or  reject, without benefit of  pertinent information, any  major expenditure to transport  energy great distances, to meet  what might be artificially  induced needs, is like ordering  medication before examining  the patient.  Pipelines and powerlines do  not generate a single iota of  energy although their economic-environmental impact is  heavy. It is imperative to know  t m'ttm dt mttm mUCm aSL^b^b m*mWm JE> ���  ^t^mmmamm*mm*7*mm**mm**mmm*mmammm*,  '��  ���I  'fr  ���fr  ��fr  ���fr  'fr  it.  what results the money for this  proposed transmission line  expenditure could get if reallocated to stimulating energy  production from recurring  sources which may exist much  closer to the place of need,  before making any major  decision of this magnitude.  We feel this is a reasonable  request.  The First Step Alliance  5220 Manson Ave.,  Powell River, B.C.  483-4725  Reference:  Jobs and Energy  Published by the Environmentalists for Full Employment.  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GOVT INSPECTED GR   A   BEEF  prime rib roast  WILTSHIRE  sausage  meat   b  1.25  1.19  2.49  WILTSHIRE  cocktail  sausage ��1.79  FRESH TURKEYS AVAILABLE FROM FRIDAY DECEMBER 21  Ocean Spray Aylmer Fancy  cranberry tomato  sauce 2/99c  iuice  Whole or Jellied 398 mil Tins  Kraft Parkay  margarine  3 Ib. Pkg.  Swanson  t.v. dinners  326 gm Pkg.  Super-Valu or Narcissus  mushrooms  284 mil Tins  juice  1.36 litre Tin  Super-Valu Choice  1.68  corn or peas 3/s1.00  398 mil Tins  Super-Valu Frozen  r orange  C    ��� Tl  juice 7!  12 oz. Tins  Rowntrees  ��QC black magic  Dy   chocolates        s3.88  454 gm  I  Whilerock  ! ,  \  3.88  cat food        4/$1.00 canned pop      5/99'  184 gm All Flavours  Super-Valu Medium  Cheddar  cheese      10% OFF  284 mil Tins     + deposit  Old Dutch  potato  chips  200 gm  $1  AQ   ^irds nest  1-49  cookies  O^n Fresh Oven Fresh  u6    I �� >.�� birds nest  bread s1.49  cookies  16 oz Loaf UUUKItfb Do  Mrs. Willmans m*-.,,!,, i ,;������  Martha Lame  cherry pound fruitcake      3,b  cake s1.70   3lbPkg  US   GROWN CANADA ��1  brussel sprouts  IDAHO  potatoes  CHAMPAGNE GREEN GRAPES STRAWBERRIES  DIRECT FROM COLUMBIA DIRECT FROM  NEW ZEALAND  s1.19  4.69  il  10 lb  Bag  $1.49  PREMIUM YAMS  Prices effective:      Dec. 18,19,20,21,22 Tues.,Wed.,Thurs.,Frl.,Sat.  [mam^LmLkimtm Coast News, December 18,1979  George Mclnnis:  Canada's Oldest  Living Logging Poet  At 101 years of age, he  remembers many of the  B.C. logging industry's  most colourful characters.  Early in 1975. David Day, the  Cowichan Valley logging poet  and myself, undertake to pul  together an anthology of B.C.  woodsverse for Harbour  Publishing. Since logging poets  are few and far between, David  starts to search the libraries in  hope of turning up any we might  have missed. AI the University of  Victoria, he discovers a book  called The Saga Of The West  Coast Loggers by George  Mclnnis. It has been privately  printed and contains no  informalion whatsoever about  the author. But the poems are  well-crafted, humorous and  obviously drawn from a deep  well of personal bush experience.  We resolve lo track down the  elusive Mclnnis. Our search  leads us, one hot July day, to a  small brown house one Kitsilano  sidesireel in Vancouver. A nurse  ushers us in. We enter with a  certain awe. Canada's oldest  living woodspoet passed the  century mark this April.  Ever since we learned his age,  101 years, we've been trying to  imagine what he'll look like.  We're prepared for incredible  decrepitude. But George  Mclnnis looks no more lhan a  hale eighty. He reminds me of  George Macready, the actor  who played Grandfather Peyton  in ihe old T.V. series. Hands  clasped on a walnut cane, he sits  black-suited, nattily formal in  his armchair, assessing David  Day and myself wiih undimmed,  interested eyes as we enter. "Sit  down boys," he says in a slightly  reedy but slill-in-command  voice. We find seals across from  him in ihe spotless livingroom  and after a bit of perfunctory  small talk, he tells us his singular  story.  ..........................  George Mclnnis was born in  April 1875 in Prince Edward  Island. His father and uncle  Pages  from a Life-Log  Peter Trower  were shipbuilders and had their  own yard. It was a dying trade  for the trees were running out  and steel-hulled ships were  replacing the wooden clippers.  As a result, the sons were  compelled to seek their  fortunes elsewhere. George, at  19, went to Maine and there  worked in the woods for the  first time. It was a rough  proposition. They were still  hauling with ox-teams and  conditions in the camps were  extremely primitive.  George stayed in Maine for  several years, working the pine*  camps and doing other jobs.  Finally he began to get itchy  feet. He went to Boston,  worked for a time on the  elevated-railway construction;  then headed west on'a harvest-  excursion train. The fare was  ten dollars. He worked the  harvest and continued towards  the coast, intending to find  work in the mines. But the  mines weren't hiring. George  headed back across the border  and ended up in Seattle. Here,  after a brief stint in a lumberyard, he hit his first west coast  camp. The year was 1902.  "Think the first job I had was  sniping logs on a ground-lead  show. I was a pretty good  axeman. They didn't have any  spartrees back then���just  Washington one-drum spool-  donkeys and line-horses. Lots  of hangups. What was the  camp like? Well, the grub was  okay but they had these two-  man bunks. You had to share  with another guy. That wasn't  so hot but it wasn't near as bad  as the river-drives. Sometimes  there'd be as many as forty men  sleep in' under one great big  blanket long as the bunkhouse.  They was pretty rough times."  George worked the Washington woods for five years or  so. In that time he rose through  the ranks from sniper to hook  tender. "They was just starting  to think about using double-  drum donkeys and doing away  with the line-horses. The camps  around Puget Sound, they were  okay, pretty progressive, any  new equipment, they always  had it first. But the camps at  Gray's Harbour, they were  always behind the times. Hung  on to the old ways right to the  end. Hell, they were still using  tongs in place of chokers,  couple of places I worked."  In 1906, George got the  wander-lust again and came  north to British Columbia. His  first job here was on the North  Shore around the Lynn Valley  area.  "The Hastings Shingle  Company had a great flume  run several miles up the  mountain. They were taking  cedar from a big old burn.  Trees were all dead with no  bark on them but sound as a  dollar except for the odd  wormhole. Huge trees."  It was while on the North  Shore that George received the  only anywhere-near-serious  injury he can remember  sustaining in the woods. "Can't  remember if I was notching a  stump or what. Anyhow, the  axe slipped and I gashed my  foot real deep, had to take me  across on the ferry to the  Vancouver hospital. I was  bleeding pretty bad but they  patched me up okay. That was  the only time I got hurt at all in  the bush. Guess I was lucky."  George is unclear on exactly  how many camps he worked  during his long B.C. woods  career but he allows that there  were a lot of them on the Lower  Mainland and Vancouver  Island. "Never did work in the  Charlottes. Heard things were  pretty tough up there!" he  doesn't remember seeing spar  trees in use before about 1911.  he mainly remembers the  characters.  "Sure, I knew Rough House  Pete welflf He was an  American���not a bad looking  guy around five ten, hundren  and eighty pounds���strong as a  bull and about as ignorant. He  wasn't near as tough as he  thought he was. Knew at least  ten men could take him in a fair  fight. His main stunt was to get  a gang of guys together and  raise hell in the bars and hook-  shops. Wasn't much of a  logger. Not too much good you  could say about him.  "Eight Day Wilson? Well, he  was a different sort of man  altogether. Real nice feller and  good worker too. Pulled-  rigging for me several times.  Course he never stuck one  place very long but he got logs  in while he was there and that  was what counted. God knows  how many hundred camps he  must have gone through but he  never had any trouble getting a  hiring-slip.  "One of the toughest men I  ever knew was Johnny-On-  The-Spot. Hell of a fine man  too but you wanted to stay  clear of him when he got  liquored-up. Didn't take much  excuse for him to start  swinging. One time he tangled  with a big faller called Blackie  in a skidroad bar. Johnny was  real drunk and the guy  outweighed him by about fifty  pounds. He took a bad licking.  Johnny didn't like getting  whipped and he waited his  chance. Finally, him and  Blackie met up again���think it  was at Minstrel Island, This  time Johnny was sober and  raring to get even. They say  that was some fight. Blackie  was tough but Johnny was  tougher and real fast. When it  was over, he had the faller laid  out cold and he had his pride  back.  "Step an' a half Phleps. B.S.  Chase. I worked with nearly all  those fellers one time or  another. But you want to know  about the poetry. Well, I  always liked. reading poems  when I was a kid, Robert Burns  and the rest. Can't recall just  when I started to write it. It was  a while after I started in the  woods, used to carry a little  notebook around and jot down  lines when they came to me.  George Mclnnis' woods  career spanned over SO years.  During that time, he witnessed  many incredible changes. He  worked almost exclusively as a  hook tender. "1 was always a  rigging-man. That was the  work I liked to do." In the early  twenties, he and his wife  bought the house where he still  resides. Here they raised a  family and George continued  to write poetry about the  logging camps where he made  his living. In 1949, he finally  retired and was able to devote  more time to his writing. He  made an effort to publish the  poems until 1968 when he was  already in his ninety-second  year. Sadly, although the book  contains some fine first hand  insights on loggers and logging,  it received little or no publicity  and was very sketchily  distributed.  George seems to be gelling  tired and his nurse indicates that  our visit should end shortly. He  offers us a glass of whiskey and  we give him copies of our own  logging poems. Then we shake  hands and take our leave.  Outside the sun splashes down  on that house of long memory.  There is a sense of having paid  homage.  EU'ui*fh(im s  .j.   Astrology  The following is from Saga of iht Wtstcrmt Loggers Copyright 1968���  George Mclnnis.  WAITING  Powell River, Christmas Eve 1908  At Powell River, a stop for the boat;  An idle stream that no burden bore;  A logging dump, and an anchored float,  And Sayward's boom on ihe nearby shore.  We were sixty men with a six months' stake,  Waiting the Comox and bound for town;  Six months on an island in Powell Lake  All fit as a fiddle and weathered and brown.  Six months of wearisome ten-hour days,  And a straw-lined bunk when the day was done;  With Sundays to sit on the float and gaze  At the stump-clad hillside and dream of fun.  Of fun that lay beckoning months ahead,  Months that In prospect seemed so long;  These months now into the past have fled  And tomorrow we revel In Wine and Song.  We had eaten our bite and the boat was late  And the night was chill and the wind did blow;  So we sat In a sheltered spot to wait  Till we'd hear the Comox whistle blow.  The good skip Comox she's here at last,  Here at last tnd our waiting's o'er;  Her gang-plank's out and her lines made fast,  And now good-bye to the Powell shore.  When we hit her deck it was twelve by the clock,  And the mom of the eve of Christmas day;  And our goal the Union Steamship dock  Was two and seventy miles away.  But what was that to our noble ship  For the tide was right and the wind was fair;  So proudly Into her berth she'd slip  For the mid-day meal with an hour to spare.  At ten on the crest ofa tide inborne  We had Brockton light on our starboard bow.  And the time that once seemed a hope forlorn  Was with us and part of the here and now.  Wt were grouped on deck as the dock drew near  (Like exiles back from some land afar)  With our blanket rolls and our working gear,  As we docked astern of the Cassiar.  The Cassiar, that palatial ship,  l^'She had docked at dawn when the day was new;  In from a special holiday trip,  Straight from thi Surge with "Big Norman's crew".  We're docked and the gang-plank's over the side  And sounds to the tramp of our eager feet;  Now freed from the hampering wind and tide  We're crossing the tracks to Carrall Street.  To Carrall Street and a welcoming hand  From the man at the bar and from friends we know.  At the Boulder, Bodega, the Europe or Grand,  And all of them In with a stake to blow.  We're scatteringmow, (we're a group no more)  Each seeking the dream they had nursed so long;  The wine is at hand and they've known ofyored  That it widens the choice of the women and song.  George Mclnnis  WW  PERTRSULa  1J0TEL  I New Year's  Eve Party  Live 5 piece Band  RAINBOW RIDERS  I Doors Open at 8:00 p.m. Til the Wee Hours I  Private party $40.00/couple  Featuring:  Super Midnight Buffet^  Party Favours  * Complementary *  Bottle of Champagne^  for each Couple  by Rae Ellingham  General Notes: Venus moves  into Aquarius, a perfect Christmas transit, indicating strong  humanitarian feelings and a  willingness to share, forgive  and forget. The Moon will be in  Pisces for much of Christmas  Day arousing extra sympathy  and understanding.  Babies born December 25  will be highly imaginative and  possess strong philosophical or  religious ideals. Many will have  to learn to control impulsive  and noisy behaviour. Any  health upsets may be related to  over-indulgence or the digestive system.  Your friendly astrologer  wishes you all a Merry Christmas and Fortunate New Year.  Here's hoping that your individual horoscopes indicate  healthy and happy months  ahead.  ARIES (March 21 - April 19)  You'll remember this Christmas as the time you decided to  join a happy group of people  who understand your ideas and  interests. Accepting invitations  to jovial gatherings guarantees  start of new, long-lasting  friendships. Younger companion may assume responsibility for announcing your  revised hopes and expectations.  New Year opportunities will  again be linked to personal  skills and services.  TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)  Holiday festivities introduce  helpful persons Willing to  promote your career, position  or achievements. Realize stranger will have more to offer than  just romance and extra attention. Keep safely all phone  numbers, names and addresses  scribbled on scrap. Remember  January will be a favourable  month for initiating speculative  or risky ventures.  GEMINI (May 21 - June 21)  As holiday season approaches, links with family and friends  far away bring reassurance and  contentment. Despite delays  and worry, the most important  message will get through.  Remember it's your turn to  offer warmth and hospitality to  forgotten person separated  from loved ones. Christmas  party acquaints you with  brilliant person or someone on-  the-move. Look forward to  1980 as the year your ambitious  domestic projects succeed.  Definitely no drinking and  driving for those of you born  June 11, 12,13.  CANCER (June 22 - July 22)  More relaxed social settings  enable you to solve any differences related to snared  finances, debts or loans. Raising your glass with fiercest  competitor is cue to forgive and  forget���for just a little while.  Loved one's traditional gifts  will be extra generous so don't  feel bad if yours look measly.  Remember optimistic and  energetic mental attitude is key  to 1980 successes.  LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22)  You'll enjoy the happiest  holiday yet thanks to improved  relations with closest associ  ates. Loved one, partner or  mate will make Christmas Day  memorable. Single persons  should anticipate serious do-  metic proposals, especially on  December 27. Busy financial  activities resume early January.  Absolutely no drinking and  driving for those of you born  Aug. 15, 16, 17, 18.  VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)  Where you perform da'ly  tasks becomes scene of impromptu merry-making as coworkers establish lively holiday  spirit. Shy associate takes  advantage of loose occasion  and surprises you with a-  morous overture. Realize  drunken promise may hold  sober intentions. Mars and  Jupiter in Virgo increase  personal courage and wisdom  next year. Neptune aspect  warns Sept. 12,13,14 birthdays  against irresponsible driving  decisions.  LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23)  Christmas Season coincides  with increased social activities,  pleasures and amusem.. .,.  Next two weeks find Librans  enjoying the noisiest celebrations. Love, romance and  risks arouse strong emotions  throughout January. Children's affairs become rare  source of hope and contentment. Working quietly on  private plans yields unexpected  successes throughout 1980.  Those born Oct. 14-17 must  prepare for a year of necessary  changes and upheavals.  SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)  Venus brings peace and  contentment to your domestic  scene until January 15. Perfect  for holiday get-togethers. Best  arrangement is to remain close  to home and enjoy company of  family, friends and loved ones.  Despite busy entertainment  program, you'll begin to feel  the urge to re-decorate or  beautify living space. Remember long-range plans and  projects can be pursued more  vigorously next year.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -  Dec. 21)  This is the Christmas you  should make an effort to seek  out long-forgotten relatives or  neighbours. Best geMogether is  result of spontaneous visit.  You'll be glad you walked in  unannounced. Local phone call  puts your mind at rest and  brings serious offer of romance  or lasting companionship.  Remember opportunities to  boost career or position will be  present throughout 1980. Impaired driving is definite no-no  for those born December 13.  CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 -  Jan. 19)  You'll remember this Christmas as the time you received  exactly what you wanted.  Presents unwrapped will be  quality clothing or decorative  items rather than useless  gadgets, trash and returnables.  Realize current spending spree  continues till January 15.  You'll be first in line at the so-  called 'sales'. Next year's good  fortune will be found faraway.  Dream December 27 tells you  Please turn to page Ave  Cebar*  presents  Pop & Rock Music  with  GARY ATKINSON  Thurs. to Sat.,  Dec. 19, 20, 21 & 22  HUNGRY?  Did vou know about the Cedar's great  LUNCH & DINNER  SPECIALS.  New expanded Specials menu.  886-9815  The Heart of Cedar Plaza  -   __________________  ____________* Off the whelf  Well, Christmas and the New  Year are upon us once again  and since this is my last volley  for this year, a few thoughts on  some of the observable trends  at the close of the decade seem  in order.  One thing I've noticed in the  course of doing my Christmas  shopping, (early for once; I  usually fling myself into the  eleventh-hour scramble on The  Night Before The Night Before), is the profusion of  electronic computerized toys  for children. I remember seeing  a few appear on the market last  year, but this year they're  everywhere and a number of  traditional, as well as recently  invented games have been  "computerized", with little  apparent purpose other than a  blatantly greedy attempt to  cash in on the human fascination with gadgetry and  urge to have "the latest thing",  necessary or not.  There are electronic baseball  and football games, which  embody the ultimate reduction  of what were originally athletic  participation sports, down to  spectator sports in which  professionals played while the  majority watched, now, at last,  to a miniaturized module of  illuminated grids and digital  readouts. Many of the games  are designed to be played by a  number of players, but even  these almost all have some  programmed provision for  solitary play. A significant  number are designed for a  single player only. Fundamentally, they are anti-social.  Now the same thing, I  realize, could be said about  reading as an activity. Since the  days that families and friends  read aloud to one another have  all but passed us by, (but not  while Burnside has breath in his  body, I trust), reading is largely  a private, anti-social affair. My  brothers and sister used to  amuse themselves by telling me  that my hair was on fire or that  there were rhinoceroses in the  front hall while my nose was in  a book, just to get a chuckle out  of my semi-conscious indifferent responses. The difference lies in the subject or  content of the activity itself.  I'm not saying unequivocally  that these toys have no educational value whatsoever.  Some obviously do tend to  improve the player's eye and  hand coordination, sharpen the  sense of deductive logic, boost  the retentive power of the  human memory, etc..., but it is  important to note that, particularly in the case of memory  retention, they do so only over  Ihe short term. They are  unanimously geared to promote an intense, but very brief  attention span. Now any teacher will tell you that among  their primary students in  particular the single largest and  most widespread problem they  encounter is the rapidly dwindling attention span of then-  pupils, induced primarily by  prolonged exposure to electronic mass media; the Big  Tube. Children have become  mesmerized by the illuminated  screen in place of the printed  page. It seems to me that the  toymakers, by catering to this  fascination, are actively a-  betting the most subtle and  extensive "learning disability"  imaginable. If children are  systematically conditioned not  to remember, not to learn, we  could conceivably become a  culture of obedient, glassy-eyed  zombies in another generation  or so.  Do I sound paranoid?  (Someone defined paranoiacs  as people who see things as they  really are). Ten years ago,  people got very irate about the  number of "war-toys" on the  market; plastic rifles, six-guns,  etc., but I find myself looking  back on those days somewhat  wistfully now, for those were  toys you could not play with  without an imagination.  Whether we played cops and  robbers, cowboys and indians,  or just plain "war", our i-  maginations had to transform  the backyard or vacant lot into  steaming jungle or burning  sands, dense forest, impassable  swamps, towering peaks or  teeming city streets. Nobody  could make all that for you out  of plastic, and even if you  Couldn't afford the shiny six-  shooters a piece of wood of the  right general shape or a broken  Ellingham's Astrology  where and how.  AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  On Christmas Eve, Venus  enters your sign for three weeks  promising increased charm and  popularity. Pleasant attitude  towards others makes you a big  hit at all holiday parties and  reunions. It's your turn to treat  yourself to flattering clothes  and hair-do. Expect to receive  extraordinary gifts and surprises. Remember other people's property or investments  are still keys to 1980's opportunities.  Buyers don't miss  this spring Buying  0jk event...  cariybbi  ^hr  EXHIBITION  PARK  VANCOUVER  JANUARY  6,7,8,1980  \,-i / ASK ABOUT OUR EARLY  \ J    BIRD DEALS. LOOK FOR  EXTRA SAVINGS,      mmm-MJ^.-^aim. ��XTRA DISCOUNTS,  ff    Fy AND FREE GOODS.  VmtcoHwn  Spring  Gift Shows  FIND NEW PRODUCTS, NEW PROFIT,  NEW VOLUME.  You'll see It first at the Vancouver Spring Gilt Show.  Your orders placed at the show will be shipped first,  received first, on dltplty tint and earning protltt  tint!  GIFTWARE OF AU KINDS AND FROM  EVERYWHERE.  See It all and buy at the Vancouver Spring Gift Show.  HOURS: SUNDAY 10 AM-8 PM  MONDAY 10 AM* 9 PM  TUESDAY    10 AM* 5 PM  STRICTLY FOR THE TRADE. NO CONSUMERS.  NO CHILDREN OF ANY AGE WILL BE ADMITTED.  Roberts Creek tragedy  Coast News, December 18,1979  hand-me-down from an older  brother served just as well, with  a little imagination. And our  imaginations were fired by  books. T.V. and movies merely  reflected what we had already  visualized for ourselves internally.  A child raised exclusively by  the electronic media has no  such framework within which  to judge it. Perhaps one day  there will be no libraries; only  an immense data bank and  retrieval system. If so it will be a  great day for energy conservation. It'll save a lot of  matches and gas that would  otherwise have to be used to  burn books. A module pulled  here, a transistor eliminated  there, and nobody will know  anything that Someone doesn't  think they should. No two  people get the same thing out of  the same book; responses,  ideas, new creations, each as  different as the individual  reader, but on the illuminated  screen we all see the same  image, whether it's the soap  opera antics of television or the  hypnotic electric path of the  Pong blip. I do think computerized toys and games are  educational...in the most insidious sense. They are preparing us to become a civilisation of button-pushers, key-  punchers, printout-readers and  screen-scanners, talking in  newspeak with terminal minds  and digital eyes. It's up to us to  choose our monument; the  illuminated manuscript or the  illuminated screen.  So take the money you were  going to spend on the I.B.M.  Tic Tae Toe Game and buy  your kids a stack of books for  Christmas. I'm sure your local  booksellers will be glad to be of  help. Merry Christmas, every-  body. See you next year waea. ^  Police News  Only 10 percent of the land in  settled parts of Canada is  suitable for agriculture, and  only one half of one percent is  prime agricultural land. It's all  part of our environment.  /sA SUNSHINE  \y KITCHENS  FINE CABINETS  886-9411 GibsonsJ  books-prinlsslalioncry-art supplies  This home on Cedar Grove Road in Roberts Creek was demolished by fire on Friday  evening. The new owner, Karen Ridge, waa moving her furniture In when the stove  began burning out of control. This was one of two fires in the Roberts Creek area. The  second one was on Lockyer Road which started out as a chimney fire but the heat from  the chimney started the structure of the house burning. Fortunately Firemen managed  to put It out before too much damage was done. Fire Chief Glen Kraus asks that  anyone in doubt about the safety of their chimney should call him for an inspection. "I  would rather take the time to do a safety check than have to rescue someone later,"  said Kraus.  Lovely books at substantial discounts - Come  early while the selection is best.  inUA-CNM.  Carol  Ship  For the third consecutive year  the Gibsons Carol Ship will  cruise between Gibsons and  Langdale with the songs of the  season. The ship is the Twin-J  donated by the Strom family. It  will cruise on December 22 and  23.  Announcing  Sandy Loam is alive and well  and finding primroses and  artichokes. She had a column  written of good wishes for her  faithful readers but her 'foam-  flecked' editor misplaced It.  Sechelt R.C.M.P. reported  seven break-ins between December 9 and December 13. On  December 10, a residence on  Wharf Street was entered and  approximately $500 in cash was  taken. On December 13, the  Family Mart was broken into  and $260 in cash was taken.  The other incidents were to  both businesses and private  homes. Police attribute part of  the blame to people leaving  their premises insecured. This  On December 9, a '67 Grand  Prix was stolen from the  waterfront section of the  Indian Land, and on the sattse  day a 1970 Ford pickup was  stolen from Selma Park. Both  vehicles were found abandoned. Two youths were ap-  rehended in North Vancouver  for the thefts.  PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20)  Indications are you won't  mind celebrating the next few  weeks in a more peaceful,  secluded setting. Hectic Christmas bustle isn't for you this  year. If you can't back out of  boisterous gatherings, try to  arrange at least a day by  yourself. Realize someone  confined to home or hospital  would appreciate a quick visit.  All partnership matters bring  advancement next year. Late-  night road blocks lie ahead for  those born around March 10.  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OOWfflin, Secretin ot Century 21 * Century West Kill  Estate |197l) Ltd. in pleased to announce the appointment ot Larry Moot*. Ruth Moore, and Robert Kent  to tht Board ot Directors ot tht Company  Larry will, in addition to tin present Real Estate endeavours, specialize in land assembly, developmenl  and subdivision itrvcini and sales  Ruth, ��� specialist In residential and recreational Real Eslale. *iH continue lo eipand ihe service ot Ihe  company in thou l*ids  Bob (Tiny), in addition to nil Real Estate sales position, mil assume ne* duties as Manager ol [he  Insurance OepirtmenL His many years ol Insurance eiperience mil ensure our clients ol the very best m  modern Insurance protection.  One of our customers increased the coverage  on her house and saved $100 over what she had been  spending with another agent.  TRY  dfctmhe coopefflofc  You too could have an extra $100 or so in your pocket for  CHRISTMAS SPENDING.  We insure fust about everything.  Prompt professional service.  G^tmbe coopefitotS  885-5022  ! Moi The Dock Capper level)  Cowrie Street  Sechelt -' *<*; Coast News, December 18,1979  A rural Christmas  Maryanne's viewpoint  by Maryanne West  I'm not a fan of the T.V.  series Little House on the  Prairie, a poor relation of the  Waltons which bears little  resemblance to the Laura  Ingalls Wilder classics from  which it takes its name, but I  found myself remembering  Laura and her memories of  childhood Christmases this  week.  A cartoon I came across  depicting a small child on  Santa's knee demanding, "I  want Mastermind, Telstar,  Bionic Woman, Six Million  Dollar Man. Raggedy Ann, and  a couple ol Muppet dolls. If you  don't get 'em my Mom will,"  brought lhc thought of how  much more difficult it is today  for parents to create and  sustain the wonder and joy of  Christmas because of the  exaggerated expectations presented by thc media, especially  television.  If you haven't found these  delightful books, a couple of  Laura's Christmas memories  will illustrate the differences in  today's world���though I don't  think wc have to go back 100  years���the changes have taken  place in thc last 24.  Laura Ingalls Wilder was in  her sixties when she wrote  aboul her childhood and  adolescent years, and the life of  pioneer families who moved  west at the end of the century as  the railroad opened up the  country for settlement.  The stories begin in the big  woods of Wisconsin with the  Ingalls family, Father, Mother  and three daughters, Mary,  Laura and a baby, living in a  snug log house on the edges of  the forest. Long before Christmas the vegetables and fruits  from thc garden have been  harvested and stored, the pig  killed and the meat smoked or  salted in barrels. The children  knew Christmas was coming  when Pa spent the evenings  whittling and carving delicate  patterns of vines, leaves and  flowers around the edges of a  bracket with a little shelf as a  present for Ma. The days were  busy with cooking because  Aunt Eliza, Uncle Peter and the  cousins were coming. "Ma  baked salt rising bread, rye-n-  Injun bread, Swedish crackers,  she made a huge pan of baked  beans with salt pork and  molasses and filled a big jar  with cookies". The children  made candy by pouring a thick  boiled syrup of molasses and  sugar onto the snow where it  hardened in curlicues and  squiggles.  Then came the day before  Christmas and Laura remembers, they "heard the gay  ringing of sleigh bells, growing  louder every moment, and then  the big bobsled came out of the  woods and drove up to the  gate". The little house was so  bursting with excitement the  cat ran out to hide in the barn.  She re-creates the tingle of  anticipation, the stockings  hung by the fireplace, the  children unable to sleep in  unaccustomed buffalo robes on  the floor, listening to the  grown-ups talk until Ma says,  "Charles, those children will  never get to sleep unless you  play for them". So Pa got his  fiddle. The room was still and  warm and full of firelight. Ma's  shadow, and Aunt Eliza's and  Uncle Peter's were big and  quivering on the walls in the  flickering firelight, and Pa's  fiddle sang merrily to itself."  When morning came, Santa  had been and the red flannel  nightgowned children ran to  see what he had brought. In  each stocking was a pair of  bright red mittens and a red  CARS AND TRUCKS  Rental-Leasing  -Also-  Domestic and  Industrial  Equipment  Seaside Rentals  885-2848  and white striped candy-cane.  "They were all so happy they  could hardly speak at first.  They just looked with shining  eyes at those lovely Christmas  presents. But Laura was happiest of all. Laura had a rag  doll." Until then Laura, who  was the littlest girl except the  babies, only had.a corncob for  a doll, so the older girls weren't  jealous.  The next Christmas found  the family far away in southern  Kansas, west of the Verdigris  River. They had travelled by  covered wagon and after many  adventures. Pa had built them  another log house on the wide  prairie near a creek bottom  where trees grew. As Christmas  drew near Mary and Laura  were anxious, the weather was  wet and cold, but there was no  snow, and how could Santa  Claus and his reindeer travel  without snow?  With just one day to go it was  still raining and Mary and  Laura were afraid there would  be no Christmas. "Just before  noon the clouds broke and  drifted apart, shining white in a  clear blue sky, but when Ma  opened the door, they heard the  creek roaring. Now they knew  there would be no Christmas,  because Santa could hot cross  that roaring creek."  Nor could they expect Mr.  Edwards their bachelor neighbour from across the creek to  come to share the fat wild  turkey Pa had shot. "Laura and  Mary tried not to mind too  much. Ma said it was too bad  that Santa Claus couldn't come  this year, but he wouldn't  forget them and would surely  come next year." But no one  was very happy and it didn't  seem like Christmas at all; Pa  didn't even have the heart to  play his fiddle. "After a long  while, Ma suddenly stood up.  'I'm going to hang up your  stockings girls, maybe something will happen.' Laura's  heart jumped. But then she  thought of the creek and she  knew nothing could happen."  Sadly the children went to  sleep to be awoken by someone  pounding on their door���it was  Mr. Edwards, teeth rattling and  shivering with cold���he had  swum the creek with his clothes  carried on his head.  "It was too big a risk,  Edwards,' Pa said. 'We're glad  you're here, but that was too  big a risk for a Christmas  dinner.' 'Your little ones had to  have a Christmas,' Mr. Edwards replied. 'No creek could  stop me, after I fetched them  their gifts from Independence."  While Ma filled the stockings  as Santa had intended Mr.  Edwards told the girls of how  he had met a worried Santa in  Independence, upset because it  was impossible to cross that  creek 40 miles away to get their  presents to Laura and Mary,  and how he had offered to take  them because being younger  and not so fat as Santa he  figured he'd bc able to make it  across the creek. And those  presents, greeted with such  excitement?���a shiny new tin  cup, a candy cane AND a  bright new penny.  There never had been such a  Christmas,  Company supports safety  KELOWNA - Fisher Stoves of  British Columbia supports  government efforts to increase  safety in relation to the use of  wood burning heaters. In  addition, the company 'has  called on the province to  implement wide-ranging safety  standards within the entire  industry.  Fisher Stoves spokesman  Gunnar Forsstrom today said  that all wood burning heaters  should be brought uptoC.S.A.  and U.L.C. standards and that  all installations should be  inspected by Fire Officials.  Forsstrom's comments came  in response to Friday's ban of  the A-Vent Chimney and a  B.C.T.V. report of the same  day which suggested fireplace  inserts were dangerous.  "The fire inspector has  assured me there is nothing  wrong with the Fisher Fireplace Insert," said Forsstrom.  "The problem lies with improper installation and use,  and in some cases shoddy  workmanship on mason fireplaces."  "We take responsibility for  our product," said Forsstrom.  "Now it's up to the industry and  government to ensure wood  heaters are being properly  used.  "Our company is concerned  that further fires may occur  unless certain guidelines are  introduced and the public  becomes educated in the operation of wood heaters. Fisher  Stoves will assist in any way.  "I have already met with  Premier Bennett and discussed  this issue," said Forsstrom. "A  clean-up of the industry is long  overdue."  .M  For Har ^^^  BELLODGIA by CARON  Parfum de Cologne Spray 70 g       *10.*��  Eau de Cologne 170 ml 13.*��  Bath Oil 114 ml O.w  INFINI by CARON  Parfum de Cologne Spray 70 g      ���lO.��  Parfum de Toilette Atomiser IJ.����  DIORELLA by CHRISTIAN DIOR  Eau de Toilette Spray 50 ml ��I5.����  DIOR-DIOR by CHRISTIAN DIOR  mM\     mm.  m  ***  Eau de Toilette Spray 50 ml  ���If."  m  MISS DIOR by CHRISTIAN DIOR  Eau de Cologne Spray 50 ml *II.*��  DIORISSIMO by CHRISTIAN DIOR  Eau de Cologne 50 ml *II.*��  ENJOLI by CHARLES OF THE RITZ  Eau de Cologne Spray 35 ml ..  Cremc Parfum 28 ml O.m  Ousting Powder 142 gm ��.*���  JEAN NATE by CHARLES OF THE RITZ  Concentrated Spray Cologne * 5.**  Shaker Talc 100 gm 3."  Bath Bubbles 400 ml 5.**  Moist Body Lotion 240 ml 3.**  -For Hlm-  ^^^ For Her       ���  JUST CALL ME MAXI by MAX FACTOR  Cologne Purse Spray 15 ml ��� *}.**  TOUJOURS MOI by MAX FACTOR  Eau de Cologne Spray 60 ml *I3.M  MOST PRECIOUS by EVYAN  Traveller Gift Set (most precious cologne   ( gft  2 oz., soap 2 oz. and powder l'/i oz.)  BLASE by MAX FACTOR  Perfumed Cologne Concentrate Spray $ 9,7s  with Scarf or Toque Set  WHITE SHOULDERS by EVYAN  cologne Atomiser IV: oz. ��� 6,so  Perfume Purse m,��  Perfume Atomiser If.**  ' Body Lotion 4 oz. 9,1*  Body Powder 8 oz. ll.tt  Gift Sets from I4.M     ^L^  ftlANA by DUNE VON FUR8TENBER6  Eau de Perfum Spray 45 ml                                        ���IO,**  Cologne 60 ml XO.M  Parfume Purse 6 ml !���.<���  Body Shampoo 180 ml !��.*���  TABAC  After Shave Lotion 100 ml  Eau de Cologne 100 ml  EAU SAUVA6E by CHRISTIAN DIOR  io.m  After Shave 58 ml  Soap 80 gm  Eau de Toilette 58 ml  December 20 Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  December 21 Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  December 22 Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  EXTENDED CHRISTMAS  SH0PPIH0 HOURS:  December 23 Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  December 24 Monday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  CLOSED: Dec. 25 and 26  (Christmas & Boxing Day)  |Have a safe and healthy Holiday Season In case of emergency call our Pharmacists at 886-2045 or 886-7047  "��"�� Maxwell's Pharmacy <*-��������� Coast News, December 18,1979  The Peggy  4 - e D.m.  HARBOUR  ANTIQUES  Gibsons  Newest Store  at  1585 Marine (Next to Helen's)  7 pee. Carved Oak Dining Room Suites  Unique Oak Hallstand  Victorian & Edwardian Side Boards  Desk/China Cabinet Combination  China ��� Silver ��� Crystal ��� Brass etc.  n 11 to 5 every day till Christmas  ,r-**.  -"..' :������  .mAitm-*JLtfitm  3(*Htnri&^i/h  Poinsettas from  $5.95 up  Bowed & Wrapped  885-9455  Seamless Gutters  manufactured at your home  Vinyl SldlKO Aluminum  Rollup AWnlDOS Stationary  Aluminum GaPDOItS - CM0PI8S Aluminum  Blown In UlSUlStlOII - Blown In  from  Andy's Family  Restaurant  & his Staff  May the Child  King who came  to save us all  bestow His special  blessings on us this  Christmas.  Well be CLOSED  for the Holidays  from  Christmas Day. \  until Jan. 6th.  f  Taking a well-earned rest, Ed and Grace Johnstone relax for a seend while preparing  to open Lower Gibsons latest business, Harbour Antiques.  One tongue and family  by Joan Warn  Christmas is a time when  men can join together, regardless of language or creed  and remember the family  feeling of knowing we are of  one family...rejoicing ' in the  message, "on earth peace,  goodwill toward men", the  message which heralded the  birth of Jesus.  How strongly and yet simply  this warmth can permeate I  remember from an experience  ten years ago: We had been  travelling through bleak Mexican countryside trying to reach  a coastal town where we might  connect with young members  of the family travelling down  from Canada to join us for  Christmas. We were tired and  feeling rather distressed at  recent events which had  brought us miles and miles out  of our way. That day we'd had  a flat tire on a stretch of lonely  road and then our V.W. bug  had developed a bad wobble  which my husband suspected  was due to a faulty king-  pin...supposed to have been  properly repaired in Mexico  City at considerable cost. We  determined to stop at the first  centre likely to have a place for  "reparaciones" and have something properly done about it.  We found ourselves entering  a big, rather homely-looking  town, a maze of narrow streets  unbeautified with gardens.  Following the puzzling pattern  of streets, all looking more or  less the same with the ubiquitous walls on both sides, we  finally exited onto a square.  Ahead was parked another  Volkswagen bug and someone  was working on it changing a  tire. So, mustering our simple  Spanish, we asked if the man  could direct us to a V.W. repair  shop. With a grin he replied,  also in Spanish, "As soon as I  change this tire I take you  there". He also directed me to  see the fair "feria" across the  street while I waited. On  inspection I discovered a  modest row of little stalls,  tiendas, leaning against the  cathedral wall, each one selling  little mold-pressed and brightly  coloured nacimientos, sun-  dried clay nativity figures. (In  Mexico, Christmas trees are  uncommon but each family has  its little creche to which new  figures are added from year to  year.) They were very low-  priced but so evocative of  Mexico that I decided to choose  a set to celebrate our Christmas and also a set as a gift for  our daughter who was to join  us.  There was every little figure  of the stable scene...the shepherds, the camels and kings, the  Joses and Marias, and at a  special stall, the little ninos, the  Christ Child, whose figures  were better made and more  expensive.  My husband and I started  down the row, collecting a few  nacimientos at each stall. The  big motherly woman at the first  stall, which sold the kings and  camels, gave me a shoe box and  in this I placed our careful  choices.  We collected two of each  figure not forgetting the sheep  and chickens and ducks as well  as some little creche people  found only in Mexico. At the  end of the row, as we paused to  check our purchases somehow;  maybe he tripped on a cobblestone; my husband dropped the  box and there on the bumpy  road lay our fragile load...in  unsavable pieces.  Devastation! And, though  they were not costly, would we  have time to collect again, with  our helper now possibly ready  toexcortustothe V.W* garage?  No problem, he said. He still  had to finish some work on the  car. I  So I began again at the kings  and camels���and the dear  Senora came from behind the  stall to comfort us for the.  breakages. She must replace  the broken nacimientos, she  insisted, and no, I insisted...  "Not your fault they broke...I  am buying more because we  dropped them." But though I  bought and paid for several  more this kind soul must make  a gift of several. And how do  you thank someone when your  words give out? I ended by  giving her an enormous hug  and feeling we had been friends  for years.  After this entrancing experience at the feria, with much  of our loneliness dispelled, our  V.W. guide was ready to escort  us across the town, and so he  did, some fair distance, to a  modern garage with fine workmen. Here they hoisted our  bug, served us with coffee, gave  the car a thorough inspection,  fixed the tire, repaired the  kingpin which was about to fall  off, and when my spouse asked  the cost at the end of it all, they  slapped him on the back..."No  charge! Come back when you  have some real repairs to be  made".  Then they directed us to* a  good but inexpensive restaurant where we ate a comforting  meal. That town, Zamora, was  just a haven for two weary  travellers. It was as if we all  talked the same language and  room had been made for us at  the inn. Christmas began for us  that day, a week before December 25. In our Christian  Science textbook by Mary  Baker Eddy, there is a sentence  that speaks so gently the  Christmas message of peace:  "With one Father, even God,  the whole family of mankind  would be brethren." I still have  the little camel with his Mexican pink bundle..and the little  tortilla maker...which  we bought for our creche in  Zamora...and they still bring to  mind a warm, comfortable hug  with the woman by the cathedral. We might communicate clumsily in words but we  still were sisters in our love of  Christmas.  Merry Christmas Belles  are happiest when their gifts are  from Goddards!  Blouses  are  Magnificent!  from $20 ��� $50  and lingerie is always an  extra last minute item that  will please your lady  from $9 ��� $50  Ste other ad page 17  Dunham Rd.,  Port Mellon  WOOD HEATING CENTRE  Everything you need to heat with wood.  All Styles AlltlOMS All Brands  Any Size FlPOSCrOOnS Any Shape  Any Size fllNSS FlPO D00P Any Shape  Hre Tools  Cultured Stone Facings  Slate and Marble Hearths  Fireplace conuerslons  The Permanent  Vinyl Sundeck  duradek  Richard Sasaratt "���"  I    North Road  Open  Thurs. Dec. 20. F ri   Dec. 21 till 9:00 p.m.  Sat. Dec. 27. Sun. Dec. 23, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Mon. Dec. 24, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  f   NOVA   ^  JEWELLERS  Appraisals  *   Jewelry Repairs  Custom Made Jewelry  o your own spe  ivc it in sloe k, wc II m,.k  tamtmrnm  itltate.hki'i\umu Hum iln i -' Coast News, December 18,1979  wm  SANTA'S LAST DAYS  in LOWER GIBSONS!  Fri. & Sat., Dec. 21 & 22, noon till 4 p.m. in the Santa House next to the Heron Cafe  There is still time to drop off an unwrapped present for some underprivileged child on the Sunshine Coast.  The Merchants of the Lower Village  wish you & yours a very Merry Christmas!  886-7744  886-7744  Corner Of School & Gower Point Roads  Store Hours:  Mon. ��� Sat.: Open 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.  Sun. Dec. 23rd: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Mon. Dec. 24th: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Closed Christmas & Boxing Day  Thurs. Dec. 27th: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Fri. Dec. 28th: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.  Sat. Dec. 29th: 10 a.m. ��� 5 p.m.  Sun. Dec. 30th: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Mon. Dec. 31st: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Closed New Years Day  Thereafter, Regular Winters Hours  Three large shipments of  books...have.arrived & will  be on the shelves TUESDAY ,  along with our other fine  Christmas selections.  Lots of copies of  Hubert Euan's best selling  "O TIME IN  YOUR FLIGHT"  GIFT BOX SETS by  Spike Milligan Nora Lofts  Doris Lessing Rosemary Rogers  Robertson Davies C.S. Lewis  Catherine Marchant The Bronte Sisters  Diane Pearson Laura Ingalls Wilder  Winston Graham Daphne du Maurier  J.R. Tolkien Sigrid Undset  Catherine Cookson Alan Dean Foster  Alistair MacLean James Blish  Margaret Grabble Isaac Asimov  L.M. Montgomery Stephen Donaldson  Anthony Powell Joseph Conrad  Gerald Durrell Thomas Hardy  Louis L'Amour Kathleen Woodwiss  Margaret Lawrence  A Good Selection of:  Maritime Books - 87 Titles  Logging Books  Fantasy Books  Cook Books Art Books  Women's Books  Lots of  GOOD POCKET BOOKS  for all ages!  Perfect Stocking Stuffers!  A Wide & Wonderful  Selection of  Books for Children  Many Fantastic  Coloring Books  Holly Hobbie, Stained Glass  Christmas Ornaments  & many more!  1 H  Drop in and  .Check our.  BUN  Lower Gibsons  ALL  SPORTS MARINE  ?%��  PaiclworK,Pine andoflierPleterj  Stained Glass  $3.98 & up  Wrapping Paper & Cards  Beautiful Handmade  Patchwork Wreaths &  Christmas Decorations  Candy Tubes   $1.00  Great Stocking Stuffers  A Great Selection is Still Available  Special Christmas Bottom Of School Road  Hours: ���  Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. ��� 4:30 p.m. 886-8355  ���*-$���  SEASON'S  GREETINGS  We hope Ihat you have a  wonderful holiday season. \  Stay warm and happy this  holiday enjoying family and close  friends. We consider you our  I dear patrons and warm friends.  We'll be taking a holiday this  season, and will be closed  from  Dec. 23rd until Jan. 10th    .  OMEGA  886-2268  *���*  OMEGA  ���tt licensed ft  PIZZA   ���   STEAK & LOBSTER HOUSE  Located in the SEASIDE PLAZA,  Gower Point Road, Qlbsons  ���<&*lliL-  Tickets available  at Fitzgeralds  Please book early.  Mastercharge, Visa,-and  American Express welcome  First Annual  NEW VEARS EVE PARTY  We have room for  50 people  to celebrate the coming of  The New Year  An EMtrauaoanza ol Music, Food I Drinh  9 p.m. -1 a.m.  Dress: 1930's formal  Taxi service available for over-achievers.  $50 per person or $95 per couple, all included.  Phone 886-2888  C/**fC  'it'4 iVwoirtW*  KmJi.td of tfn.  Jihofifiintj  [\7mtat uoux.ttf to  a mtufuinq /ruaM.J  Gibsons, H.C  COME SHOP IN OLD GIBSONS LANDING  ii -��� i'" '" ,ri y "",""-"' i "f " Some developers are different  by Carl Christmas  In last weeks' 'News', I  speculated on whether "Stormy  Way" was named as a street  because of it's exposure to the  weather or the developer's  problems of getting his lots on  market. I had become so used  to the fact that subdivisions  were a controversial way of life  in Sechelt that I assumed all  developers were in the same  boat.  I was severly chastized for it  and rightfully so. Oh, at the  moment I was a bit miffed at  the attitude the caller took as I  had not intended it as a slur on  anyone! But as I listened, I  realized the fault was mine and  I learned a lesson.  "Stormy Way" is in West  Porpoise Bay on the Osborne  Logging subdivision, probably  the most 'un-controversial  development on the Sunshine  Coast. The reason this is so lies  with the developer himself.  Ted Osborne is of the 'old  school'���a shake of the hand is  his binding contract. When he  deals he expects to be treated  fairly, and by the same token,  he is bound to treat others the  same way! When he puts in a  field for a septic tank you can  be sure that it will support the  outflow it was designed for  during the rainy season as well  as when the sun is shining! He  knows how much blood you  can get out of a stone and how  much you can put back in. And  with  that statement,  I  had  better stop, for I feel that I am  falling right into that hot  effluent that I was determined  to stay our of and I hope this  wilt not bring more 'phone  calk'!  I am beginning to find out  that news reporting is a different ball game than creative  writing. The two just don't mix!  It's fine to have an opinion  but it must stand on its own two  legs. I'll try to remember that in  the future. But if I don't my  number is 885-5200. And in any  case, it all goes to prove one  thing���you do read our paper  out there!  Coast News, December 18,1979  VLJISSIFIEDmffDmS  A Hydro employee shows the light sensor which will  cut down on the power used by Christmas street lights  in Qibsons and Sechelt. Hydro Installed them at their  own cost.  in  Oriental  Traditional  and  Contemporary Designs  A Decorative Accent for  aiMlfroductstt Workmanship CONDITIO WALLY GUAR ANTEED  Ken DeVries & Son Ltd  ��-7112   Two LocaHonslo Serve You   ^chel.  Teredo square  We look forward to  seeing you in the New Year.  Office space still available.       005-2254  If ti  /TTB I    I ITI HTM  fill 11 I lim'I i  ���8  W  OME SHOP IN OLD GIBSONS LANDING  npniHiii  florist 4 ft<  Please order Christmas Corsages &  Fresh Arrangements  EARLY  Lower  Gibsons  886-2715  866-700  Lower Gibsons  mm*fmnise\(mn,ir\fiat.,r\f,n<ie*y.n   m*fmaa ��e*\f,n  m��  MARINE  ELECTRONICS  Decca Marine Radar  S&TVHF-S.SSB&  Universe CB R "��|  Come see our  DEPTH SOUNDER  Christmas Specials  Across from tho Co-op.        W6)"7918  *m*A>   **A"***i%'  m*Al,,**mmf"��*Afi   ***m\t*  I  The Village Store  HOLIDAY HOURS:  December 24th -10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Christmas Day - CLOSED  Boxing Day -1 p.m. - 5 p.m.  New Year's Eve -10 a.m. - 5 p.m,  New Year's Day -1 p.m. -J p.m. *!.  Gibsons GirlS 5 GuyS   Salon  886-2120  Styles for the    Af\       Seaside P|aza  Whole Family  V*  B3S38S3S533S58PRWS9S3I  Lower Gibsons  ^artetp Jfoo-dst  WILL BE CLOSED  . ���')"��� Dec. 25, 26, 27  and  Jan. 1,2,3  OPEN  Dec. 24th and 31st  We cut Hair like  Porcupines Cuddle  [...very carefully!]  One of the great joys of the Christmas Season is the fact that one can entertain so many ol  one's friends and relations. It's the perfect excuse to serve some of one's favourite meats. I  like to have something sitting in the fridge that I can put out straight away and a useful thing to  have ready is a dip.  One of the tastiest dips I know is a recipe donated to me by my mother-in-law so I'll call it  Isobel's Shrimp Dip  1 8 oz. package cream cheese  1 cup mayonnaise  5 tablespoons ketchup  1/2 teaspoon grated onion  1 tablespoon Worcestershire  sauce  Be  sure  that  the  cheese is at room  temperature before you start or you'll get lumps.  I 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice  pinch of salt  1 clove garlic, minced finely  I cup (or more!) chopped  cooked shrimp  Put all the ingredients in a bowl and beat till  smooth. Serve with a selection of fresh  vegetables���cauliflower florets, carrot sticks,  broccoli trees, etc. etc.  If you can spare the time at this busy season,  try making cheese straws to serve with it. One of  the yummiest recipes I have comes from a  Victorian recipe book I was given many years  ago���rich and crumbly and very tasty.  Cheese Straws  1/4 cup butter  5/8 cup flour  1 cup grated cheese  yolk of 1 egg  cold water  pinch of sail  cayenne pepper  SAVE 20%  on vour cnmtmai shoppingi  Coats    Pant Suits    Sweaters  Dresses     Housecoats     Lingerie  A Tremendous Selection!  many New ueiours  in  Long & Short Skirts,  Party Pants & Tops  4$> Thurs. a Fri. 'til 9 D.m.  Sunday, Dec. 23rd  1 - 5 D.m.  We're open Dec. 28th, 29th, & 31st  888-9941  Open Mon. ��� Sat.  10 a.m.-5:3(t p.m  Peninsula  Cleaners  & Laundry  HOLIDAY HOURS  Sun. Dec. 23 - CLOSED  Mon. Dec. 24 ��� 10 a.m. ��� 4 p.m.  Tues. Dec. 25 - CLOSED  Wed. Dec. 26 - CLOSED  Thurs. Dec. 27 - CLOSED  Fri. Dec. 28 ��� 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Sat. Dec. 29���10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Sun. Dec. 30 - CLOSED  Mon. Dec. 31 - CLOSED  Tues. Jan. 1 - CLOSED  1. Mix the cheese and the (lour and rub in the  butter. Add the salt and cayene pepper to  taste.  2. Form the mix into a firm dough with the egg  yolk and enough cold water to get a still  consistency.  3. Roll out thinly on a floured table, cut into  strips, about 4 inches long and 1/8 inch wide  and bake on a lightly greased baking tray for  8* 10 minutes at 350 degrees. With the scraps  you can make circles of thc dough.  <t. When the straws are cool dip their ends in  paprika, place bunches of them through the  rings, garnish with some fresh parsley and  serve with your delectable dip.  Thanks Oz's Mum and Allan for the recipes  and thank you too, all those people who have  advised me on my column. Have a very happy  Christmas everyone.  %mm\m\\\\mwntm\\\.\%i%w^^ TO^I^^m^^^u^^^  1. The Great Canadian Dough Factory       5. Magic Mushroom  X. Sunshine Flowers & Gifts 6. The Meat Market  3. The Crown of Glory 7. Maxwell's Pharmacy  4. Kite Travel _     . 8. Campbell's .Department Store  o. The Cedar's Inn  MMi  PLEASE  NOTE!  There's ample  parking  at the south & west  sides of our plaza.  Shaw Rd.  For your Holiday Shopping convenience,  ALL CEDAR PLAZA MERCHANTS  will be OPEN ^ese h��urs:  December 20 & 21:9:30 asm. - 9:00 p.m.  December 22:9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  December 14:9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  SPECIAL OPENINGS  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23rd  Maxwell's Pharmacy: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  The Meat Market: 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.  The Great Canadian Dough Factory: 12:00 Noon -10:00 p.m.  Campbell's Department Store: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Magic Mushroom: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  i -. ������-  -��**- '���������������     '���' ���      .     >��.   :'���  prhc Sunshine  Second Front Page  Gibsons gets  tourist grant  The Southwestern British  Columbia Tourist Association  has announced grants to visitor  information centres situated in  the communities throughout  the tourist region. Over 30  booths qualified for grants  ranging from $500 to $1500.  Total amount was $23,500.  "Visitor information centres  form an important part of the  marketing and servicing for  British Columbia's tourist  industry," said Rick Antonson,  Managing Director from the  association.  The size of centres range  from Vancouver to Pemberton;  Richmond to Yale. The funds  are accessible for the member  communities of the Southwestern   British  Columbia  from a programme of Tourism  British Columbia.  "We have worked to extensively improve the calibre of  visitor information services  within our region through such  activities as management seminars," noted Antonson.  Announced at the same time  were seven parade float grants  of $400 each. These were for  organizations which actively  promote the region to other  parts of British Columbia,  Canada and the United States.  Recipients were New Westminster's Hyack Festival; Vancouver's P.N.E.; Steveston  Salmon Festival; White Rock  Sea Festival; Mission Festival;  Surrey Chamber pf Commerce  and the city of Langley.  Tourist Association and come  INFORMATION BOOTH  GRANTS  Abbotsford-Clearbrook Chamber of Commerce $1,000  Burnaby Chamber of Commerce 500  Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce 1,500  Coquitlam Chamber of Commerce 1,000  Cultus Lake Park Board 1,000  Delta Chamber of Commerce 1,000  Gibsons Chamber of Commerce 1,000  Greater Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau 1,000  Harrison Hot Springs 1,000  Hope Chamber of Commerce 1,000  Langley Chamber of Commerce                ,,.,, 500  Lower Fraser Valley Exhibition Association 500  Maple Ridge Chamber of Commerce         * 1,000  Mission Chamber of Commerce 1,000  New Westminster Chamber of Commerce       *��� 1,000  North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce   (2 booths) 1,000  Pemberton Chamber of Commerce 500  Powell River Tourist Development Commission ��� 1,000  Richmond Visitor and Convention Bureau  (1booths) 2,000  Sechelt Chamber of Commerce 500  Squamish Chamber of Commerce 500  Surrey Chamber of Commerce 1,000  Whistler Chamber of Commerce 1,000  White Rock Chamber of Commerce 1,000  tnnn  Yale Historical Society  Creek  acci<  A Roberts Creek man, Richard Kraus was seriously injured  in a motor accident on Highway 101 and Redrooffs Road,  on Monday, December 10.  Kraus' Datsun hung up on  the shoulder of the south  bound lane. An assist vehicle  pulled into the south bound  lane and parked beside the  Datsun, facing north with the  vehicle flashers and lights on.  A Pinto driving south drove  around the assist car without  noticing that Kraus was  stretched out beside his car  examining it. The Pinto drove  over Kraus and hit the Datsun.  Damage to both cars was  estimated at $1000 each. Kraus  is presently in the intensive care  ward at St. Mary's Hospital  suffering from pelvic injuries.  *****  ARENA  The Arena will be  closed from Dec. 24 to  Jan. 1 inclusive, except  for:  FREE Teenskatc  Sat., Dec. 29  7 p.m. -10 p.m.  FREE  Family Skate  Sun., Dec. 30  2 p.m. - 5 p.m.  The  Management & Staff  join in wishing  one and all a  Merry Christmas  &  Happy New Year  Our  "If Christmas means anything,  it should mean that, like the  Shepherds of old, we catch a vision of  the world as it ought to be and not as it  is. In our finer momejatiS&rf us feel  the thing we ought ;i^j3ff;, beating  beneath the thinfl^gjgfere."  *  Tommy #ouglas  ChristhW%75  The N.D.P.   Bookstor&wishes its  k many friends a very happy Holiday i  Season, and a New Year  filled with Hope and ^_,  Prosperity for alW  Christmas services  ST. BARTHOLOMEWS ANGLICAN CHURCH GIBSONS  23rd Dec. 8:00 a.m. HOLY COMMUNION  11:15 a.m.-CAROL SERVICE  24th Dec. 11:30 MIDNIGHT SERVICE HOLY COMMUNION  25th Dec. 9:00 a.m. HOLY COMMUNION  ST AIDAN'S ANGLICAN CHURCH ROBERT'S CREEK  23rd Dec. 2:00 p.m. CAROL SERVICE  25th Dec. 11:00 a.m. HOLY COMMUNION  RECTOR: Reverend DtvU Brown SSt-7410  WARDEN ST. AIDAN'S: Miss Harrold 985-3461  eque  John, Kavanagh  Chamber of Commerce President Arnie Pettersen on  behalf of Southwest B.C. Tourist Association  Sechelt  Insurance  Agencies  Very best wishes  for the Festive Season  from  Brian - Bill ��� Margo  We will be doted Dec. 24,25 & 26.  Coast News, December 18,1979  m  From  Thc Staff At  A1QSHS0H  nzAjzy  (jfeto  ] *mmmmmy Stan Anderson^/  Jack Anderson  Gordon Hall  Vadim Kobasew  Doug Joyce  Bob Bull  Don Hadden  Muriel Carmen  ^WW\\^\v\*\\\\\^^^^^  \  ' -   . ������  Best Wishes  i  for the Holiday Season  from the  Indian Band 12.  Coast News, December 18,1979  mttkf)  <  ^^'^'^������������������������HaHaa||B|^Bi  \\s page sponsored by TRAIL BAY SPORTS LTD.  TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU  Sunnycrest Sh  _       _ __________m_m_______mm_tm1_mm_  Strikes and spares  (J��*  Pictured above is one of the few goals scored by Gibsons in their 6-3 defeat at the hana  of the PenderHarbour Crowns last Thursday night. Both teams played equally well but  the difference was the Qlbsons goalie Rick Haime who played for the short-handed  Pender team and controlled the game.  Engineers say  Small scale power better  by Bud Mulcaster  Ken Skytte finally got a 300  game with a 301 in the Classic  League. Don Slack rolled off  for the same League and came  up with a 351 single and 1119  for a four game total. Kathy  Clark rolled a 301 single in the  Gibsons 'A' League and Nora  Solinsky a 303 game in the  Wednesday Coffee League.  Henry Hinz rolled a 314 single  and an 802 triple in the  Phuntastique League and Rick  Buckmaster had a 304 single  and a 700 triple in the Youth  Bowling Council Senior League.  Flo Stavert rolled a 721 triple in  the  Tuesday  Coffee  League,,  Judith Spence a 707 triple in the  Slough-Off League and Dianne  Fitchell a 736 triple in the Ball  and Chain League.  Highest Scores:  Classic:  Bonnie McConnell 253-951  Gwen Edmonds      299-973  Jeff Mulcaster        269-941  Don Slack 351-1119  Tuesday Coffee:  Nora Solinsky  Flo Stavert  Swingers:  Belle Wilson  Cathy Martin  Gibsons 'A':  Pat Prest  Mary Braun  Kathy Clark  Bob Ford  Larry Braun  Wednesday Coffee:  Dot Robinson  Jean Lucas  Nora Solinsky  Slough-Offs:  Gail Mulcaster  Judith Spence  Ball and Chain:  Jane Coates  Dianne Fitchell  Frank Redshaw  Freeman Reynolds  Don Slack  Phuntastique:       ^^^^^  Sherry Husby 243-629  Pat Prest 235-649  Jim Middleton        264-670  Henry Hinz 314*802  Youth Bowling Council  Bantam Jets:  269-636  273-721  222-591  263-637  243-627  272-627  301-667  262-667  243-672  239-637  254-655  303-670  247-662  262-707  244-653  248-736  259-663  243-674  268-693  Nicky Kirsch  Nadine Olsen  Gary Tetzlaff  Bryan Fitchell  Bantams:  Sue Lynn Skinner  Debbie Gledson  Sean Tetzlaff  Lee Gledson  Juniors:  Michele Whiting  Arlene Mulcaster  Lance Davis  Seniors:  Barb Turley  Rick Buckmaster    ... ._���  That's it for this year, so we'll  wish you all a Merry Christmas  and a Happy New Year and all  thc best to everyone. And  hopefully the world's problems  will be solved by common sense  and we can all breathe easier in  the coming year.  110-187  131-202  162-258  138-265  174-339  157-352  192-498  250-570J  216-567  205-598  194-551  245-565  304-700  Coastal Tires  TIRE A SUSPENSION CENTRE  Announces the addition of  telephone numbers  for your convenience-  please take note  886-2700  886-8167  886-8168  Business hours:  Mon.-Fri. 8:30 - 5:30 p.m.  Sat. 8:30 - 5:00 p.m.  Men's hockey  Canada should consider  developing small scale hydroelectric sites as a potential new  power source. This was the  advice of Federal Environment  Minister John Fraser in a  speech delivered to the Vancouver Chapter of the Association of Professional Engineers  of B.C. Friday at the Hotel  Vancouver.  The speech which was read in  Fraser's absence by Regional  Director General of the Ministry, L.A. Bud Smithers, urged  Professional' Engineers as energy planners to look to  compact hydro-electric plants  at low-head sites.  Fraser said that Canada  could count on discovering at  least 5,000 of these sites.  "We could begin with projects based on existing water  enclosures built originally for  other purposes���reservoirs,  dams, and log-head development," recommended Fraser.  The Minister reported that  the Federal Department of  Energy, Mines and Resources  has been looking at a low-head  system called the Stalio system  designed in Switzerland.  Fraser added that although  hydro-electric development is  not environmentally flawless it  does have some distanct advantages. One advantage is that  environmental effects from  such development are containable and are not felt 1000  kilometers downstream. A-  nother positive factor is that  the low-head option tends to be  low cost and on a small scale  which makes it easier on local  ecology.  Fraser also approached the  controversial subject of coal.  "Coal is still a four letter  word to cnviromncmtalists, an  energy source with a bad  record. But the more thoughtful environmentalists remember that coal is energy and that  Canada has 100 billion tons of  it, 90';; in the Western part of  Ihe country."  The Minister said that this  docs not mean "a headlong  return to coal" bul that we now  must lace ihe challenge of  reducing or removing the  environmental costs of using  our substantial coal reserve, he  added that B.C, Professional  Engineers have an opportunity  to contribute to this technology  through use oi ihe coal reserves  at Hat Creek, 250 kilometers  east of Vancouver.  A third field the Federal  Government is researching is  the use of forest, agricultural,  and organic wastes (biomass)  as an energy source. Fraser  predicted that in the future  biomass could replace 60% of  the oil and gas used today by  the forest industry. The forest  industry is the largest industrial  consumer of petroleum products in the country.  Fraser stressed the need for  cooperation between the engineer,  the environmentalist,  and the general public in  developing new energy sources.  "Each and everyone of us,  regardless of our professional  training or our background  must recognize the importance  of environmental concerns and  must give full consideration the  environmental consequences of  his personal decisions," said  Fraser Lindsey Corbett  . Meek Wilson Ltd.  CLASSIFIED NOTE  Brop off your Cout New.  Classified, at Campbell'.  Famlly Shoe. & Leather  Good. In down-town Sechell.  Hockey  Last week there were three  hockey games in the Men's  Hockey League.  On Wednesday the Anderson  A's beat Roberts Creek by a  score of 6-4. The next evening  the Pender Harbour Crowns  scored 6 goals to Gibsons 3, and  on Saturday the Anderson A's  went into double figures,  scoring 10 goals as opposed to  the 7 scored by the Gibsons  team.  This week there was a game  scheduled for Wednesday the  19 between the Anderson A's  and the Pender Crowns. This  game has been cancelled as  there will be a curling bonspiel  on the same evening. It may be  played on Saturday night.  The only game scheduled for  the week is between the Anderson A's and the Cozy Court  Bruins on Thursday.  Suncoast ~.  \mt_*_mm* OJITQP Q     Tel. 885-9626  I AQFinCltd- Cowrie Sl Sechelt<  The Chain Saw Centre"  t, Homelite - Pioneer ��� Husquarria - Poulan  \.    ( Stihl ��� Oregon Saw Chains  Splitting Mauls, Splittion Wedges,  Axes, Fallers Supplies, Chains,  Bars, accessories  ', �����*�����  *"������**  e**> g**k ���  m^P. 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Dec. 25  0330 4.5  1035  1715  2230  ��� Groceries ��� Fishing Tackle ���  ��� Sundries ��� Timex Watches >.-������������  Christmas Greetings  from  Pat, Marney,  Turner & Esther  TWO  LOCATIONS  TO SERVE YOU  BETTER  Gibsons Ready Mix  WORKING  IN THE COMMUNITY  86 9412  "Washed Rock  'Road Mulch  'Concrete Anchors!-.1-  Avail. $20,'���'  Mon.���Friday 8a.m.���5p.m.  mmmmmmmmmm  Specials  Super Bonus���  This coupon  (clip and bring in)  entitles you to one  MIUM275 reel  atW1  BlinS - all ccnlrefire IWb Oil  270,30-06,308 & 7MM calibres  Remington, Ruger & Savage  Deothsounder  Mariner 580 - 60 ft. - 60 fathoms  Internal or External Battery  "Depth Alarm"  List *199.��s      Special M39."  scottv Downriooers  other specials  Assorted Bike Access. 1Mb Oil  Adidas Shoes - TRX jogger *31."  National socks 3 \Ht./*l.m  tennis  Bauer Boys  ��27.w  Daoust Girls (419)  $33.��  - 2 sizes  Model 10S0  Model 1060  Lime cruet  Smokers  ��53."  Christmas  Shopping Hours  ���nnnyerMt       OHmom  iSM-SOM  Thurs. & Fri. 9:30-9:00  Saturday 9:30-6:00  Sunday 11:00-5:00  Monday 9:30-6:00  Cowrie St.   Sechelt  sss-asia  | Thurs. &Fri.   9:00-8:00  Sat. 9:00-5:30  Sunday 10:30-4:00  Monday 9:00-5:30 Coast News, December 18,1979  Vibert Box effective in enhancement  13  by John Hind-Smith  If you read Ian Corrance's  regular column or my occasional dissertation, you may  recall seeing the name Vibert  box having been mentioned  occasionally in reference to the  Salmonid Enhancement Programme, (S.E.P.).  If you have an enquiring  mind you may have wondered  what these boxes were and have  gone away mentally frustrated  when the name was mentioned  again and lightly brushed off  without any suggestion of  explanation. On the other hand  you may not have given the  name a second thought and if  this is the case now is the time  to discontinue reading this and  get on doing something more  productive.  This is what the Vibert, or to  give it its correct nomenclature,  Whitlock Vibert box, looks  like. It is made of polypropylene and is moulded flat, it  folds up into shape when  required and is held togetherby  moulded in pegs as illustrated.  It contains two sections, the top  part being the incubation  section where the eggs of the  trout (500) or salmon (250) are  contained. The bottom part is  the nursery section where the  fry stay until swimming time.  As can be seen the slots in the  I GUT  MIRRORS  Wooden,  Aluminum,  and  Conversion  Windows  top section are" smaller than  those in the bottom allowing  for free circulation of water and  at the same time providing  protection for the eggs from  predation, silt restriction and at  the same time retaining the  eggs. The slots in the bottom of  the incubation section are big  enough to allow the egg sac fry  to dropdown into the nursery  section. The slots in the sides of  the nursery section allow for  swimming fry to escape and  also allow for water circulation, predator and silt restriction. The bottom and  the bottom three rows of slots  are smaller than those above  and allow for prelection of the  egg* sac fry.  A few statistics show how  effective the Whitlock Vibert  box can be in relation to  natural production. In natural  conditions, out of 100 eggs,  40% survived, hatched and  produced 50 swimming fry.  Using the boxes, out of 100  eggs, 95% survived, hatched  and produced 85 swimming fry.  The advantages of using these  boxes is obvious.  The boxes themselves are  enclosed in a wire mesh cage  which itself is then filled with  gravel and then buried in the  creek bed.  The wire enclosures were  made by Club members and  this method almost eliminates  box loss, misplacement by  flood waters, uncovering or  molestation by predators. It  also assures perfect gravel size  bedding around the box for  best circulation and during  incubation and swimming fry  escape.  One of the big advantages of  these boxes is that they can be  placed in a creek bed where no  fish at the moment are present  and a future run can be  established. The operation to  be 100% successful should be  repeated over the next three  years and this will be done in  the case of Husdon Creek  where the project is taking  place.  Although the Whitlock Vibert box has been used extensively in the U.S.A. and in  Europe, we believe this is the  first time they have been used in  British Columbia and the  Gibsons Wildlife Club would  like to thank Bob Hurst of  S.E.P. for giving us the O.K. to  try these boxes. Coho eggs  from the same watershed  system will be used and now we  have to wait for Spring to see  how successful the whole thing  was. Coho spend a year in fresh  water before going out to sea  and should return in about  three years time. There is  nothing we can do to speed this  process up and we will just have  to have patience and make sure  the fish can get back up the  creek when the time comes.  Quoting from a very recent  article in the Salmon, Trout,  Steelheader, an American magazine, concern is being shown  on the Oregon Coast because of  the fact that only 10% of the  Coho expected, returned this  year. Sports fishing for this  species has been banned because of this situation and  really I suppose the same  situation could apply to the  British Columbia coastline.  Coho are certainly in short  supply this year but reasons so  far have not been forthcoming.  There are probably a number  or reasons and maybe some of  them are beyond our control, "P   with   some   answers   to  but on the other hand with all preserve and increase this very  the knowledge which is avail- valuable, (so called) renewable  able we should be able to come resource.  Getttie  permanent vinyl  sundeck.  GetDuradek  Todck-*  For a free estimate, call..  w��Ja>" W��jrV <m*mm*'-*IU" mtli,''maJI/i hVU  m  Is Your Cor  t BEGGING For A  Second Chance?!  BEAUTIFUL BODIES ��  'ARE OUR BUSINESS!  IRIAN'S AUTO BODY f\  a PAiimna ltd.  Fully equipped for all body & paint repairs  BOX 605 SECHELT   885-9844  m\* m**ilv  n*i%>i m*i%iim*)llfiim*��%>��mAm*a*��m*mV  Lots Of Small  Gifts Ideal  For The  Motor- Cyclist  Lots Of  s Motor-Cycles  Too  New Hondas,  Yamahas etc.  I  The above Vibert Box is one of the ones to be used In  Husdon Creek.  I CO  ^echelt  Q!T CVCLC  885-2030  RUCKS VANS BRONCO PINTO BOBCAT GRANADAFORD  SOUTH COAST FORI!    g  SALKS LTH Sechelt  Largest stock of 1980 pick-ups,  vans and club wagons on the  Sunshine Coast - Ford pick-ups,  vans, club wagons, Broncos.  i  All-new K-Hcrli.ii light lnirka:Firsl nna Irurkanf the decade]  > l****mmW  m."r > :..*  Econoline and Club Wagon for 1980  Waterbeds on Display  Feather Pillows   Queens ���!%-  Kings m."  Custom Drapes  Bath Towels        Free Estimates  Reg. no.** No Obligations  Now ������.�����  sunshine Motors Ltd.  Used Car Sale Continues  To December 22  All purchasers of a used Car or Truck  are eligible for the Draw  for a Trip For Two.  Draw Dec. 22  salt salt salt  Buyers of new or late model  Chevrolets, Fords, Chryslers, Cars  or Trucks protect your investment.  Anti-rust on a new vehicle guaranteed  for seven years to the original purchaser  by one of the largest  ^v*~        \     chemical companies  4%^^��U��\ -      m the world-  This  Department  is very busy  so appointments  are required.  Radiators Radiators  We do all Rad repairs  from Austins to Log Loaders.  None too small ��� None too large  Industrial users ��� cut your down time  in less than half.  We will even work nights.  Sunshine  Motors  *  Ltd.  im.  .........  ....'.���  Only a few new 1979's  left at year end sayings.  IVe are starting our rent-a-car, rent-all ^uck service in January 1980.  D.L.  Buy Canadian    ���   ^ ��� W\^M -    #579.4  Buy Local  The magic number 885-5131for a11  your automotive needs, all models.  Dolphin St.  Wharf Rd.  Sechelt 14. Coast News, December 1B, 1979  Gibsons Auxiliary  Christmas Tree List  E. Graham  Lorne & Ida Leslie  Jan, Barb, Heather  & Deanna Cattanach  Mr. & Mrs. O Fosdal  Eunice Young  Roy & Grethe Taylor  Harley & Betty Cochran  M. Iverson & Family  Evelyn Blain  Lorna & Ronald Huggins  Jim & Verla Hobson & Family  Mace & Joan Rigby  Lprna H. Alvaro  Chum & Olive Metcalfe  & Family  Herb & Dorothy Steinbrunner  An & Alice Chcrrv  Mr. & Mrs. L. Stoochnoff  & Family  Mrs. I .A. Jones, (Wartah)  Mrs. N. Nicholas  Mr. & Mrs. W. Wiren  Phillip & Mary Fletcher  C. M. Cruickshank  Pearl & Shannon Feeney  J. Calder  Marie Scolt  Oncy DeCamp  Isabel Fraser  May Lovell  Reg & Ruth Godfrey  Mrs. Mary M. Hercus  Kiwanis  Jo & John Knight  Lorne & Amy Blain  Mrs. Anne Burns  Mrs. Christina Ritchey  The Weinhandl's  Mr. & Mrs. R. Muehlenkamp  Harry & Dorothy Purdy  Morris & Nancy Nygren  & Family  Don & Eszter Andow  Doreen & Carl Gust  Mae & Guy Winning  Vi & Harry Harris  David & Elizabeth Johnston  Bill & Gladys Davis  Larry & Marie Trainor >  Elaine, Bob & Adam Crosby  Al & Lil Olson  Mr. & Mrs. R. Lineker  Marge & Wally Langdale  Frank & Hilda Girard  Ida Lowthcr  E. Bryant  Grove & Marion Proulx  Mrs. M. Meyers  All the Bracewell's  Harry, Deanna & Tim  Robertson  Daisy & Frank Bailey  Sabina Gardener  Jean & Fred Ford  Rosemary Medley  Alec & Flo Robertson  \ M**m  Sunm/crest Neus  acknowledgement  The freighter Star Dorian is shown moored to the Port  Mellon wharf. In the foreground is the damage  resulting from her first attempt at docking. The  accident occurred on Tuesday morning. Damage is  estimated at $150,000 and repairs will take two weeks.  CHRISTMAS ISSUE  SANTA'S AT  SUNNYCREST!  Christmas store Hours  Thurs. Dec. 20 - Noon - 3 p.m.  Fri. Dec. 21 -11 a.m. -1 p.m. - 5-7 p.m.  Sat. Dec. 22 -11 a.m. -1 p.m. ��� 2-4 p.m.  The Sunshine Coast Kiwanis  Club gratefully acknowledges  donations from the following  persons to aid the proposed 36-  bed Intermediate Care Unit on  Kiwanis Way in Gibsons. The  donations are given in lieu of  sending Christmas card greetings lo friends in the community.  Donations that have been  made since this list was made up  will be acknowledged in the next  issue of this newspaper.  Joe and Edna Bellerive  (Jande Excavating)  Mrs. E. Bingley  Lorne and Amy Blain  Graham and Theresa Chapman  Mai and Irene Carey  Jim and Helen Clark  Linda and Felix Comeau  George and Evelyn Cooper  CM. Cruikshank j     )  Ernie and Wynne Davies  Oney De Camp  Bill and Nancy Douglas  and Family  Vi and Horry Harris  Fire department  elects officers  Don and Margaret Hauka  Lila and Don Head  Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Hincks  Fred and Marybell Holland  George and Gloria Hostland  Ronald and Lorna Huggins  H. F. Inglis  Larry and Agnes Labonte  Marge and Wally Langdale  John and Doreen Matthews  Jean Moore  Rod, Linda, Ella and  Jeff Moorcroft  Mr. and Mrs. James Munro  Pat Muryn  Bill and Georgina Nasadyk  The Partridge Family  Lil and Ralph Perry  Mrs. E. Preuss  Dick, Marilyn, and Lori Ranniger  Mrs. Christina Ritchey  John and Arlene Robinson  Wendi and Jeff Rottluff  Jo Ann and Vern Rottluff  "Mick and Doris Parsey  Mr. and Mrs. M. Volen  Bert and Margaret Well-rood  Ray and Sue Whiting, and  Dana, Michele, and Alameda  ggggl  Going Away For The Holidays!!  Try our home care package.  , Pots included  8 Put your mini! at ease.  Have vour home patrolled  b.v  STAR SECURITY AND PATROL  Guard Dog Patrol  For further details  call  "S  Best Wishes of the Seasoi  l^^^W^to^^^^^^^^^^^^^^6^1^^  Professional Repair & Service  to your  oil & electric heating equipment"  -AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR-  tsso  (Gulf  On December 3 the Gibsons'  Volunteer Fire Department  held their annual elections of  officers and the following  people will be your Fire  Department leaders for 1980.  Fire Department Chief Carl  Horner  Assistant Chief Mel Buck-  master  Captains Stan Stubbs and  Blair Kennett  Lieutenants Bob Blakcman  and Clay Carbv  Training Officer Cliff Mahl-  ' man  The officers and the men of  G. V.F.D. wish to thank all for  the support received during  1979 and hope for continued  support in 1980 with a wish for  a very Merry Christmas and a  good and full New Year.  Being the holiday season we  wish to caution all to be very  careful in the use of their tree  lights. Please make sure they  are hooked up properly. Also  this is the season of fireplace  use and/or air tight heaters.  Take special care and if at all  possible have your chimney  cleaned to get rid of creosote  build-up.  Remember���fire can destroy  the holiday season foranyone it  strikes.  CALL NOW   886-7W  THOMAS HEATING  14 yore oporitnc*. Strving tht Cout tine* 1967.  Chargex Matttrchargt  mm  mam  am  ammmm  CmW  885-5851�� %  CARPET &        ��� 885-2533  JUPHOLSTERY  Our distributor warehouse is  NOW OPEN  and offers a full range of  Professional Cleaning Equipment  PSDOT BOOdS  murk n-.Mii'*., napkins *. nil dispensers  Cleaning solutions  stem I was Removers  Wanes, ws l Polishes  vacuum Cleaners,     root Polishers  Cleaning I waning machines  - BULK SALES ���  We have Professional Carpet  Cleaning equipment for rent.  Wharf Ave. Sechelt next to Golden City Restaurant  Hours: 10-  STuai.-Fri.   10-X Sat.  Seasons Greetings 'A  rom the Management*A  and Staff /ffl  of I28L  South Coast  -m^r^-Ford Sales Lt  open Sunaau  Most Stores Open Sunday December 23  From 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  For Your Christmas Shopping Convenience  Santas Hours:  Thursday Dec. 20 - 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Friday Dec. 21 - 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Saturday Dec. 22 - 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Sunday Dec. 23 -11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Monday Dec. 24 - 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  2 - (500 Shopping Sprees  To Be Given Away To Lucky  Sunnycrest Shoppers  ft*  A trip for two to Harrison  3 Days & 3 Nights plus '100 Spending Money  Approximate Value '300  Transportation Not Included  *N  *  A Turkey A Day From Dec. 1-22  19 Turkeys In All  Approximate Value $20 each  I. rmaaaraaat  i aa* at ana  i annual  imaawuirM  ma  .*m  1W  mnuaaaaii  #���  Haue vour Picture Tahen lutti Santa!  Receive a lovely 5" x 7" Colour Photo  in a folder for only *3.M  Make Your Christmas a Happy One.  shop at  Tha sunnvcREST centre 33 Shops to serue vou In Christ's service  Women in the Church  Rev. George W. Inglis  Sunshine Coast  United Churches  Pope John Paul II set off a  few shock wave* in the U.S. on  his recent trip there, when he  came out flatly in opposition to  the ordination of women as  ministers of the Roman Catholic Church, or in this case,  priestesses.  The whole matter of ordination of women has been  undergoing re-examination in  the past two decades, with  some of the major Protestant  denominations having relaxed  their traditional viewpoint���  that women may serve the  church in every role except that  of spiritual leader. In Canada,  there are women serving as  ordained ministers, commissioned churchwomen, deaconesses, etc., and there seem to be  indications that there will be  many more serving in these  capacities in the future.  The problem that faces the  church, in making any decision  on this controversial subject, is  how to be true to God's will,  since scripture seems to point  to the belief that ordination is  primarily an act of God's  calling and appointment, and  only secondarily an act of the  church, which by prayer seeks  to know and follow the will of  God.  The apostle Paul is frequent-  . ly made the villain by the male  chauvinists in discussions of  ordination of women, and his  injuction to women to keep  silence in church, (I Cor.  14:34), is waved like a red flag.  It is still used and cited as Paul's  word on the subject, in spite of  the fact that modern Bible  scholarship has argued that this  injunction by Paul if referring  to a specific problem in the  Corinthian church, and is not  necessarily condemning the  active participation of women  in the church.  It would certainly not be in  character for Paul, who stresses  that there is no male or female  distinction ih Christ (Gal.  *28b), to be opposed to  woman's active role. It is also  out   of  character  with   his  instructions to women to keep  their heads covered when they  are praying and prophesying in  church (I Cor. 11:5), a practice  with which he finds no fault.  The truth is that Paul had  enough trouble's over ordination himself, since he claimed  to have his ordination from the  risen Christ himself, and he was  forced to argue the validity of  his own ordination in front ofa  council in the mother church in  Jerusalem, facing James, the  brother of Jesus, and the two  great apostles, Peter and John,  who "seemed to be pillars" of  the church, (Gal. 2:9).  The lesson that seems to  come out of this necessity of  Paul having to argue out his  validity as an apostle, should be  a valuable one, since it seems to  point to the fact that the very  mother church itself, with  living apostles who had walked  and talked with our Lord Jesus,  were not infallible in the matter  of deciding on the authority for  ordination, since it truly comes  from God himself.  As far as the guidance which  we receive from God, through  His holy word in scripture,  there is really no clear justification for the exact nature and  structure of the ordained  ministry, but there is ample  justification for ordained mini:.  sters to carry out the tasks of  leadership within the church,  which is itself simply the  gathering together of believers,  all of whom are ministers,  under the Great Commission  of Matthew (28:19).  Therefore, what the church is  trying to do is to interpret with  integrity the message for us  today, as it is found in God's  word, the Bible.  This entails placing ourselves  back in time to the era of the  writing of scripture,' and in  understanding the message as it  spoke to the men and women of  the time���be it 1,200 B.C. or 80  A.D. It is necessary to consider  the culture, the customs, the  milieu, the sociological climate.  Then, and only then, can we  bring the message up to date  with integrity and see what  God is saying to us today,  through His Holy Bible, and  SEASON'S  GREETINGS  We are taking a holiday & will be  CLOSED from Dec. 23rd until Jan. 2nd|  |AfTer New Year's NEW HOURS:  Tues.-Sat., 11:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m.  YOSHI'S RESTAURANT!  Authentic Cantonese Chinese Food  Sunnycrest  Shopping Centre  Take Home Service j  886-8015     Full Facilities  ROMAN CATHOLIC  SERVICES  Rev. Angelo De Pompa,  Parish Priest  Times of Masses  Saturday, 5:00 p.m.  Sl. Mary's, Gibsons  Regular Sunday Masses  9:110 a.m. Our Lady of Lourdes  Church, Sechell  Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. Holy Family  Church, Sechell  12:110 noon St. Mary's Church,  Gibsons  Confessions before Mass  Phone: 885-9526 or 88S-S20I  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  CHURCH  Highway & Martin  Sunday 9:45  Morning Worship 11:00  Evening Fellowship 7:00  Home Bible Study  Call Pastor Ted Boodle  886-7107 or 886-9482  Affiliated with the  Pentecostal Assemblies of  Canada  GLAD TIDINGS  TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.  Evening Fellowship 6 p.m.  Bible Study - Wed. 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  UNITED CHURCH  Davis Bay-St. John's United  Worship, Sunday 9:)0 a.m.  Study Session  Thursday, 2:30 p.m.  Gibsons-Gibsons United  Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.  Sunday Worship, 11:00 a.m.  Study Session  Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.  Prayer and Share  Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.  Pastor  The Rev. George W. Inglis,an  Phone 886-2333  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST |  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sat., 10 a.m.  Hour of Worship Sat., 11 a.m.  St. John's United Church  Davis Bay  Pastor C. Drieberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone:*  885-9750 or 883-2736  At this stage of the church's  life, there. appears to be a  dichotomy of opinion on how  the Word speaks to women's  ordination as ministers.  It is a breach which was  .     ���,   .       .    . somewhat   widened   by   the  the Word again becomes a   p       ������ ^ far as the Roman  Itving and a dynamic force catholic arm of the church  which is relevant and vital in ,he world is concerned,  today's world, instead of a But it is a matter which is still  static and inert obsolescence. far from being resolved!  *~""""\  k aa         mm. L. -.--..   a I?  Coast News, December 18,1979  Happy Christmas and a  prosperous New Year to all our  customers and friends, from all of  us at  Pender Harbour  Diesel  ffffiEBK  ^*Tm%m-.  NOTICE BOARD  TSiS-Ti  Olbaona Tot Lot Christmas Patty *  Friday, December 21, 9:30 a.m. sharp In the Qlbsons United  Church Hall. Phone Eileen. 886-9411 lor details. No Tot Lot over  the Holidays. ��5i  The Sunshine Coast Art Centre  in Sechelt will be closed Irom December 16 until the evening ol  January 4 when an opening will be held ol paintings by Burroll  'Swartz.  Seasons greetings to all. 161  Tetrahedron SM Club  will hold ils monthly meeting December 13 at 6 p.m. at Wayne  Greggain's house In Qibsons, 866-9639. New members are  welcome. aso  Qlbsons Hospital Auilllary Chrlatmaa Card Fund  Gibsons Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Card Fund now  accepting donations at the three local Banks In Qibsons up to  and Including December 14. Information 866-7010.  Bridge at Sumhlne Coaat QoH Club  Games will be held tha tint and third Tuesdays ol each month  at tha Golf Club, starting promplty at 7:30 p.m.  Sunshine Lapldery 4 Cralt Club  Club mete 1st Wadneeday every month at 7:30 p.m. For Infor-  > mallen phone 663-2375 er 666-9204. tin  Pender Harbour Library  During October, November and December, single memberships  will be f 1 and lamily memberships will be (1.60.  Garage Sale TfN'  St. Bartholomew1. Church,-Qlbeone  is holding a Oarage Sale In IheChurch Hall, Salurday, December    *  22,10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Major appliances, furniture. Coffee 25CJ51  Country Stars Square Dance Club  Dancing every Friday night 6 - 11 at the Roberts Creek  Elementary School. 6654027.  Elphlnetone Aerial Club  Meeting every second Wedneeday of the month at 8 p.m., et the Wilson Creek Club House.  Sunshine Coast Arte Council  Regular meeting 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the  Arts Center in Sechelt. T.F.N.  Weelom Weight Controllers  Meet every Thursday el 10:00 a.m. Everyone welcome. For registration phone 885-9386.  Robertt Creek Hospital Auilllary  Every 2nd Monday-Roberts Creek Hospital Auxiliary, 11 a.m.  SI.AIdan'iHall.  Thrift Shop  Every Friday. 1-3 p.m. Thrift Shop, Glbeoni United Church base*  ""'��� Al-Anon Meeting  Every Thursdsy In Gibsons at 6:00 p.m. For information cell 666*  9569 or 686*9037.  Bargain lam  The Bargain Barn ol the Pender Harbour Health Clinic Auxiliary  is open on Thursday and Saturday alternoons from 1:00 until  3:30. T.F.N.  Swap Meet and Craft Fab  First Salurday et every month at Madeira Perk Community Hall,  10.00a.m, to 3.00 p.m. Cell 6SM2SS or SS3-0378 for labia booking.  or arrive before 10.00a.m.  Tope B.C. S7S Qlbeone  Tops B.C. 576 Qlbsons will now meat In the Athletic Hell at  Armors Beech. Lower Qlbsons, Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.  Sunshine Coaat Navy League ot Canade  Cadets and Wrenettes eges 10 to 13 will again meet Tuesday  nights, 7:00 ��� 9:00 p.m.. United Church Hall, Gibsons. New  recruits welcomed.  Woman's Aglow Fellowship  meet every third Tuesdey of the month at Harmony Hall, Gibsons.  Babyeittlng Is available. All ladles welcome. For more  Inlormatlon please phone 666-7426 or 885-3356.  Pender Harbour Library  Every month new books are added to the Library. Come In and  look It over. T.F.N.  Canadian Calorie Counters  Meetings every Wednesday evening, 7:30 p.m., Granthams  Landing. Phone 866-6364. T.F.N.  The Elphlnetone Pioneer Museum  Is open Saturdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for special tours. Phone  Sheila Kitson after 5:00 p.m. et 866-9335. T.F.N.  L/iin/A\\iii(i{uv///mv'ii��iif/A  at these stores.  '    Miss Bee, Sechelt  Madeira Park Pharmacy  B & J Store in Halfmoon Bay  Jay-Cee Store, Horseshoe Bay  Seaview Market, Roberts Creek  Fawkes Books, Sunnycrest Mall  Duthies Books, Robson St. Vancouver  Douglas Variety Goods, Sunnycrest Mall  N.D.P. Bookstore, Lower Village, Gibsons  The Coast News Office (behind the Co-op)  The Bookstore in Sechelt, (formerly Windflower)  for your Christmas giving. 16.  Coast News,  Wildlife  corner  by Ian Corrance  Christmas Bird Count  This is the last cull for  anyone interested in joining the  Christmas Bird Count on  December 23.  As I mentioned last week,  you don't have to be a Roger  Tory Petersen to join in. I just  got off the phone to Vince  Bracewell who is organizing it.  He has had people making  enquiries about how they can  help. One of the most common  remarks he hears is, "I'd like to  help, but I don't know that  much." Don't worry about  that, Vince will set you up with  someone that will do the  identifying of the tricky ones,  so call him at 886-7720.  After the count is over there  December 18, 1979  is going to be a put luck supper  at Doug and Dot Gillett's in  Roberts Creek. Everyone can  get together and compare  notes, and perhaps have a small  libation. 1 won't be able to get  there myself until later as my  golden voice will be ringing  from the Carol Ship, charming  the tone deaf.  Cooked Goose  People in the Bay area of  Gibsons have enjoyed the  company of two geese for quite  some time now. A white  barnyard goose and a Canada  goose. They teamed up a year  or so ago and have lent there  own charm to the area.  Since the first week in  December, the Canada goose  has been conspicuous by its  absence and thc white one has  been honking mournfully ever  since. They were constantly  together, so it looks like there  has been a wee bit of human  intervention.  If someone has already  bumped it off for the pot, then  *'��� to whoever it was. Perhaps  when you grow up, you might  try some real manly-type  hunting at Stanley Park or the  Vancouver Game Farm where  your talents would bc given full  credit.  If on the other hand someone  is fattening it up for the season  of Goodwill, then why don't  you show some and let it go.  Odds'n'ends  [ noticed that there was a  motion put forward at the last  meeting of the Sechelt Rod and  Gun Club that Ashing from tug  boats be banned.  My first reaction was to  disagree with it. After talking it  over with Bea Rankin, I can see  that they feel it has some valid  points. Tug boats can pick up a  lot of fish during a tow down.  the Coast and by the end of the  trip can end up with way over  the two day legal limit...They  can fish 24 hours a day.  It sounds sensible, but it also  sounds like sour grapes from  the sports fishermen. Don't get  me wrong, I'm a sports fisherman myself, but it really bugs  me when the people who make  their living on the water are  made the centre of attacks by  those who occasionally go out  in good weatherforabitoffun.  Instead of attacking people  who live and make their living  here, why not concentrate on  the boats that come up from the  States, and fish over their limits  and then disappear again.  Going after the tug boats is the  equivalent of our handling of  our oil and gas resources. We  threaten   ourselves  with  gas  rationing and price increases  while selling our excess to the  States.  With the recent heavy rains  we've been having I was a wee  bit concerned about the shape  of the spawning creeks. I was  down at Wilson Creek; it  should have been renamed  Wilson River. The flow was so  swift that the only salmon I  could see through the murk  were facing downstream and  swimming against the back  eddies. Out past the log sorting  area the creek was well on its  way to challenging the Fraser  River freshet.  We won't be printing the  paper again until after the new  year, so I'm going to have time  for a couple of projects that  have been put off and put off.  All the best to everyone over  Christmas and New Years. If  you want to contact me, you .,  can at my home number 886- [  9151, or our answering service ;!  will be taking messages at 886-:  2622 or 886-7817, ta and a  Happy Hogmanay to you all.  "' v^s&E^M  ''rV.^2^STi  -.���*  These two friends were local favourites in the Qlbsons  Harbour until recently. Lately the Canada goose has  gone missing. See Wildlife Column.   -MMJJJ  BULLWINKLE  LAMPS  Special for Christmas  UNIQUE GIFTS  .:���  ^ Seasons Greetings from all'of us.  g Open Sun. 9:30 a.m", ��� 5:30 p.m. t.  to those w}.o have assisted me in  the N.D.P. Bookstore and with the  N.D.P. Party throughout 1979.  Dot & Ken Barker  *  raa*��a��*��tt��tttt^^  VLASSIFIFIJ MDS  Royal Canadian Legion  Branch 140 Sechelt  HEW YEARS DAHGE  im  J>  (5 pee.) Band  Dancing 9 p.m. to ???  K  V  >  Smorgasbord 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.  it  Tickets are '13 each  JT3>   Coast Business Directory X^[>  I ACCOMODATION I  I CONTRACTING I  HALFMOON BAY, B.C.  885-2232  �� Heated Pool  ar Sauna  WINTER DINING HOURS  Fri. to Sat. 6 to 9 p.m.  Sun. 5 to 8 p.m.  Catering To Small Groups  Monday Thru Thursday  Reservations Only  Open 7 Daya For Lodge Queete  BELLA BEACH MOTEL  ON THE BEACH AT DAVIS BAY  1 4 2 bdrm. housekeeping units -  SUNCOAST TRUSS LTD. ^mm  (Gibsons) 886-7318  Located next to Windsor Plywood p q gox 740  Residential & Commercial Roof Trusses Gibsons BC  885-5151     B.A.BLACKTOP LTD.  ���^."Quality Service since 1956"  .:.  ',      Paving, Curbs, Drainage  East Porpoise Bay Road  UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP  Halkonens,  VR.R,i1(0��vliB��y,  ColourT.V., Cable  ���1  Sechelt, B.C.  VON SAO  WE  CONSTRUCTION LIMITED  We specialize in:     Concrete Foundation Work and Framing  Free advice on building questions to do-it- yourself builders.  Vern Koessler Box 888, Sechelt. M6-2344 Anytime8��  '   BOnniCBROOK   LODGE     '  OCEAN BEACH ESPLANAOE QOWER POINT ROAD GIBSONS, B.C.  Comfortable accomodation by the day, week  or month. 886-9033  Free Estimates  THOMAS HEATING  Oil  BURNER SFRVICE  '""���"'"'"'"��"" 000-/111  BLUE SKY MOTEL  "On the waterfront at Davis Bay"  Overlooking Georgia Strait and the Islands  SLEEPING & HOUSEKEEPING UNITS  ^Colour Cablevision > Complimentary Coffee   885-9987>  I APPLIANCES I  J.B.EXCAVATING 886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage Installation  t Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ej Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields  I ELECTRICAL I  Holland Electric  Bill Achterberg  886-9232  Ltd.  HARRISON'S APPLIANCE SALES  !g% Parts and Service  ^|Ve*'j      Tuesday ��� Salurday 9 ��� 5  jlfll     8136-9959 Pratt Rd., Gibsons  UsiS  MIMI ELECTING  General Wiring &  Qualified Workmanship  RRK MARLENE RD.,  ROBERTSCREEK 885-5379  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION 8. MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Porl Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  I AUTOMOTIVE I  We special \rc In Volkswagen Repairs  ^B^ StttfltlWtl MototB  |)arts   885-9466 *honda*  need tires?  Come in to  COASTAL TIRES  al tin- S-BENDS on Highway 11)1  Phone 886*2700  T.V. SERVICE  Sunshine Coast T.V.  Mon. to Sat. 9:30-5:30 885-9816  ANDREA8SEN    ELECTRIC  {GIBSONS CO.I Serviny the Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  l��J2,S Tom Flieger   Phone 886-7888  ^WLectrical  Box 214. Gibsons, B.C  "ONTRACTING V0N ,v0  I EXCAVATING I  SUPERIOR XDFFLER  Gibsons      BING'S EXHAUST LTD.      886-B213  100% Warranty on Parts and Labour  All Exhaust Systems. Plus Dual Exhaust Conversions  ��sQL/  Economy auto ports Ltd.  Automobile. Industrial  and Body Shop Supplies  Sechelt    88S-SI8I  Apollo Pauino Ltd.  Phone (112) 433-4603  Asphalt Paving Machine Laid  Interlocking Paving Stones  For Patios, Sidewalks, Driveways It Poolsides.  I CABINETS I  SUNSHINE    KITCHENS  CABINETS - REMODELLING  Showriiiiin in Twilight Theatre Bldg.        886-9411  . OPEN SAT. 10-5 OR BY APPOINTMENT   J.B.EXCAVATING 886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage Installation  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields  FLOOR COVERING I  BI in installations  17 Years Experience  Commercial And Residential  Floor Coverings  11  -   1  *>  P. M. GORDON  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  3\      P.O. Box 809  \     Stchtlt, B.C.  Bus. 688*2332  IH      VON M0  fles. 886*770),  SEAVIEW CARPETS - CABINETS  SHOWROOM OPEN  ��  10-6     Tues.-Sat.  886-2417        922-2017   TOLL FREE jf  l.x:!i  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER LTD.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials lor Sale  Phone MMM4     Member Allied Van Lines     R.R. 1. Gibsons. J  CARPET-CABINET-CERAMIC CENTRE  Opm Tuet. ��� Sat.. 10 a.m.-S p.m.  Howe Sound Distributors Ltd.  North.Road, Gibsons, B.C  Village Tile Co.  PROFESSIONAL CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATIONS  BATHROOMS ��� KITCHENS - ENTRANCE HALLS  Box 65                ,      , Phone  Sechelt Joo Jacques 885-3611 ,  .AA TRANSWEST HELICOPTERS (___\  M) (1965) LTD. \*P)  v   y        Charter Helicopter Service ^mmr^  Box 875 886-7511 Gibsons  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.  Remove lower limbs for VIEW.  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  Marv Volen  886-9597  /f****** DRIFTWOOD CRAFTS * AND*****,  CRAFT SUPPLIES *Q^^fe''/H  SEWING NOTIONS   *fm\J^   ��3<J>Wl)  ^Sunnycrest    Shopping    Cenlre, Gibsons    886-2525  JEWELRY.  v        WOOL  1450 Trident Ave.  PICTURE FRAMES  Custom Made  Needle Point A Specialty  885-9573  Sechelt  ^"GIBSONS LANES ""JR*.  Open Bowling Hours: Friday & ;>-  '  Saturday/p.m. to 11p.m.   *  and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. uJ  ^Upholsterers  ���     Serving Sunshine Coast and Vancouver  883-9901 All Furniture - Marine - Boat Tops  salmon For Ml seasons  Marcel     Fishing Charters  Reasonable Rates  I PAINTING I  Terry Connor  88H-7040  PAINTING C0NTRAC  8txS40. Glhmt. B.C.  DANS BACKHOE  Daniel T. Johnson  m  Septic Tanks, Ditches, Excavations Sand & Gravel  Vghone 886-8003 P.O. Box 1429 Gibsons, B.C. VON 1VQ*/  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  885-9973     Port Mellon to Ole's Cove     886-2938|  Commercial Containers Available  -Quality Form 6 Garden Supply Ltd.  * Feed �� Fencing    886-7527  I RESTAURANTS I  Chinese 4 Western Food        Llceneed Premises  Tueedey to Sundey  Lunch: 11:30 e.m.-4:00 p.m. Dinner:   4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Chinese Food now on Lunch Menu  Lower Glbeoni        866-9219    Teke Out Available  * Pet Food    * Fertilizer  Pralt Rd  Gibsons  HARBOUR RESTAURANT  CANADIAN AND CHINESE FOOD  Mtdeir-i Park Shopping Cenlre  t\ Weekdays     11:30 e.m. - ��:00 p.m.  out Friday & Sat. 11:30 e.m. ��� IhOO p.m.  863-2413    Sunday        ______ 9:0��p.m, ��� Coast News, December 18,1979  COAST NEWS CLASSIFIED ADS  birth/  per/onol  Phone the Coast News  ' for this free service  pot/  obUuofic./  Nicholson; passed away December  12, 1979, Duncan Nicholson, late  of Sechelt in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his wife Marie and one  daughter, Ev Smith. Survived by 3  sons: Alec, Winnipeg; Bill, Rich-  ���( mond; Jim, Sundridge, Ontario; 4  , daughters: Beatrice Lewis, Winni-  | peg; Glady Prost, Sechelt; Chris  Turner, Winnipeg; May McNab,  ' Kitchener,   Ontario;   26   grand-  ; children, 37 great grandchildren, 1  sister,   Annie  French, Toronto.  | Private cremation. Arrangements  through Devlin Funeral Home'. In  lieu of flowers donations appreciated  to St.  Mary's Hospital  Auxiliary.  ojjftognctman!/  ������������������������aWBl^Hala^M*  1, Sidney Martin Henry, will not be  responsible for any debts incurred  in my name other than by myself as  of December 8, 1979. #51  Ralph and Lil Perry have given a  donation to the Kiwanis in lieu of  Christmas cards for their intermediate care home. Now that  Ralph is recovering from his  pacemaker operation we wish to  express our gratitude to our family  and friends for their support and  good wishes. We wish a very happy  festive season to Doctors Walton  and Harper, the Home Care  Nurses and the Staff of St. Mary's  who made it possible for the  Perrv's to have a Merry Christmas.  #31  Alcoholics Anonymous 886-8089    ff~  T.F.N.  help wonted  Babysitter in Kinsmen Park area to  begin mid-January. Mon.-Fri.,  12:00-3:00 p.m. Also teenagers to  babysit occasional evenings.  Phone 886-9227. #1  Port Mellon Credit Union requires  an experienced Teller/Clerk, or  willing Trainee. T.F.N.  found  ;sS����ar5<rv<��ar9ff\��*s��j  i  attic   i  ! Antiques I  ;          will be closed \  >         lor the holidays ,  j      Irom December 25th ]  until further notice ,  !lmmSm^Zm*H*mmS  ______  Dr your particu  Hair Needs  Tues   Sat ,9:30-5:30  Fri  9:30-700  A small white male persian cat.  Found on NorWesl Bay Road in  Sechelt at the beginning of last  week. Phone the Sechelt S.P.C.A.  representative at 883-3482.  Ml  Announcement/  Chuck and-Joan Stephens wish all  of their friends a Happy Christmas. In lieu of sending cards, a  donation has been sent toC.A.R.S.   Ml  We wish to express our sincere  thanks and appreciation to the  following Doctors Hobson,  Mountain and Harper, for taking  care of our mother in St. Mary's  Hospital; also the nurses and staff  on the 1st floor for their kindhess  and the good care they gave Mom.  Special thanks to Father Angelo  De Pompa for the nice service and  kind words; also' to the Sisters,  especially Sister Trudeau, for the  singing and also Mrs. mcKenzle  and our friends. Thanks to Devlin  Funeral Home for their help in our  time of need. Many thanks, Emma  Hu'pe, Linda Lord, Cecile De-  Jarlis. Ml  For health reasons, I must leave  the area and would like to take this  opportunity to thank my friends  for many years of happy associations. Wishing you and your  families the best for the coming  year and many more to follow.  Hope our paths will cross again in  thc near future. Norm Boyd,  Hopkins Landing Ml  Notice of application for change of  name. Notice is hereby given that  an application will be made to the  Director of Vital Statistics for a  change of name pursuant to the  provisions of the "Change of  Name" Act, by me, Thomas  Maxwell Crown of Box 473,  Sechelt, B.C., VON 3A0, in the  Province of British Columbia, to  change my name from Thomas  Maxwell Crown to Ted Raymond  Rogers, dated this 10th day of  December, A.D. 1979. Ml  feft&ffi&ffi&ffi^  Transcendental Meditation  program (TM) aa taught by  Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.  Personal and private instate*  >  fit  Gibsons Legion Branch #109  Presents    *j.  CHASER     *  Fri. & Sat.  Dec. 21st & 22nd     9 p.m. - 1 a.m.  Lunches available:  11-6 p.m. Monday - Saturday  Friday, Saturday also 9 p.m. -12:30 a.m.  naami as  Dr. J. Farrer & Dr. A. Cairns  wish to announce  the opening ol their Office for General Practice  in Trail Bay Shopping Centre, Sechelt  Box 1760, Sechelt  Phone 885-5196  8 a.m. ��� 4 p.m.  Sunshine Coast Regional District  NOTICE  CHANGES IN THE GARBAGE COLLECTION  SCHEDULE DURING THE NEXT TWO WEEKS:  There will be no garbage collection on Tuesday,  December 25 and Wednesday,  December 26.  Normal pick-up service will resume the following  week in the affected areas.  ATTENTION LANGDALE TO  GRANTHAMS AREA:  Garbage will be picked up on Monday, December  31 instead of on Tuesday, January 1.  Boarding &  Professional  Grooming  ALL Breeds  ���7711a IftM  woik wonltd  Nurse will provide personal or  intermediate care in her home  from Jan. 11980. Phone Saturday  and Sunday, 886-2479. Ml  Needs Fixing up?  Renovation and repairs, interior  and exterior. Call Brent at 886-  2551 T.F.N.  Homes wanted for 1 unspayed  female cat, smokey gray, long hair,  beautiful, has had shots, and one  half grown male cat, glossy black  with white paws. Both are house  trained and gentle. Owners allergic. 886-2531. Ml  Free Shetland pony, 885-3410.  Ml  PROFESSIONAL  TOG GROOMING  for small breeds.  Call Sharon 886-2084  llwo/toch  5 yr. old female donkey, $250.6 yr.  old Welsh pony, $225. 885-7722  after 6 p.m. #2  1 new western saddle, 16", $900. 1  used western saddle, 15", $250.  886-9622.  Ml  opportunitie/  Are you tired of searching a  ready-to-wear rack looking for  what you never find? Then  treat yourself to a made-to-  measure outfit, for men or  ladies. Speciality ��� formal  wear. Also alterations, designed and assembled by a  qualified European tailoress  (formerly of Hamburg Tailors  Inc., Germany). By appointment. 886-2415. tfn  Hours: Fri. 4 Sat.  10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Appolntmenta anytime  Call 886-7621  TELEPHONE  ANSWERING  SERVICE  886-7311  work wonted  "wiNDOw"!  i    CLEANING i  I    Hourly or Contract I  I       Free Estimates I  *   Call for Appointment '  ���   Wednesday Morning ���  !         885-5735 ���  V.H.F. Two-way Radio sales and  service. 886-7215 T.F.N.  PENINSULA  ROOFING  & SHEET METAL  All Types ol Roofing  & Re-Rooting  Henry Rodriguez  Sechelt     885-9585  MUSIC  LESSONS  YOV ENJOY  886-9030  CSS16  uMowison  Piano a Organ  Begin al age 4 and older  1614 Marine Drive, Gibsons  tfn  for /ole  Truck for hauling, rubbish  removal, etc. Handyman work  also. 2 teenage boys want work.  886-9503. m  Most trees, like pets, need care  and attention and trees are our  specialty.  * Topping  ���Limbing  ���Danger tne removal  An Insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Servlcee Ltd.  885-2109  *******  Wendy's Cleaning Services  Have.equipment; will travel. All  kinds of housework. Cleaning for  moving in or out. Excellent work.  Reasonable rates. Phone 886-8264  after 6 p.m. T.F.N.  Por Explosive Requirements:  Dynamite, electric or regular  caps, B line E cord and safety  fuse. Contact Gwen Nlmmo,  Cemetery Road, Gibsons. Phone  886-7778/Howe Sound Farmer  Institute. .   .     tfti  Chris Millward Appliance ser-  vicing. 886-2531. ��  Carpenter work���any small job,  repairs. Need your basement  closed into bedrooms or? f hone  886-2737, Denis.      .     r      Uf  wonted  Wanted to Buy: Logs or Timber.'  Fir, Hemlock, Cedar ��� Porpoise  Bay Logging Ltd. 885-9408 or  885-2032. tfn  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  LUC LUMBER  (North Shan) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting ground], Twin Creek  Oil Space Heater in good  condition, $75.00 o.b.o. 885-3577.    T.F.N. i  Olympia portable typewriter.  Excellent Condition. $85. Phone  886-7592. Ml  Commercial Osterizer, 3 containers, powerful molor. Like new.  Was $130, sell for $75. Arm chair  and ottoman. Olefin fabric, cream  with brown and gold lines, $75.  Phone 886-2797. Ml  Used refrigerator, $75. 886-2682  eves. Ml  Bark Mulch. Large and small  ofden.S13.50yd. 886-9031.  tfo  St. Bartholomew's Church, Gibsons, is holding a Garage Sale in  the Church Hall, Saturday, December 22,10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Major  appliances, furniture. Coffee 25c.  Ml  Used Sundance trampolines. One  indoor-outdoor 5' x 7', $150. One  outdoor 8' x 8', $300 or $400. For  outdoor 8' x 8', $300, or $400 for  both. 886-9316. HI  Magnificent, square, Grand Piano.  Rosewood w/ carved legs. Recently restrung. Best oifer. 886-  9321. #1  Timber wanted: Fir, hemlock,  cedar and poles. Top prices.  Let us give you an estimate.  D&O Log Sorting Ltd. Phone  886-7896 or 886-7700. tfn.  Dolls or doll parts���any age or  condition. Also interested in  buying German or French Bisque  doll. Phone 886-9131. #1  Bicycle for 6 yr. old boy. Good  condition please. Phone 886-9227.  #1  Older small dump truck for Roust-  A-Bout off Highway. Mechanically OK. 886-2887. T.F.N.  Working man looking for transportation 5 days per wk. between  Gibsons and Sechelt. Willing to  share expenses. Please contact  Carol McCracken, 886-7964. Ml  Large or medium sized spring  rocking horse and used dresser.  883-9435 before Christmas.    Ml  Wooden chest of drawers, ward-  robe chairs. 885-9210.      T.F.N.  12 or 24 volt aircraft starter motor  wilh reduction gear. 885-9? 14.  ��� #2  I. wish lo buy land without  buildings and good for hunting  and fishing. Will consider large or  small acreage. Will purchase lands  not zoned agricultural. Write: M.  Lee, Box S3, Station K, Toronto,  Ontario, M4P 2G1. Ml  Wanted  Typesetters for the Coast News,  full and part-time. Excellent typing  essential. Experience preferred.  886-2622 or 886-7817.       T.F.N.  Old model Pentax or equivalent 35  mm camera. Must be fully functional and reasonably priced. 886-  2622 or 886-7817. T.F.N.  WOOD HEATERS  Cozy Comfort  (Similar to the  Earth.  Special 'till  the New Year)  |499  macleods  085-971-1  GRG���h  __Q  Calculators  Metric Converters  Slim Line  LCD Display  $28."  Calculator with  Alarm Clock  '86.15  Rechargabie  batteries  AA Cells ��6.��i  1  C Cells  See other add  page 7  Dunham Rd.,m  Port / qte<en  884-5240  for /ole  Almost new portable dishwasher,  $325. Cost $549 one year ago. Only  selling because new house has one.  Phone 886-7453 alter 6 p.m.    Ul  Over stuffed couch and chair, I IC  yrs. old. Great condition, $300.  Magazine rack, $10. B/W T.V,  Toshiba (needs knobs), & stand,  $25. Weed eater, (cord not included). Pole lamp, $10. Carpel  sweep, $5. 886-7905 or 294-1047.  Air compressor, I H.P. 2cyl.head.  Water cooled. 14" x 24" tank.  Wheels. Air regulator and release  valve. Pressure indicator. A steal,  $400. 886-8264 after 6 p.m.    #51  Ideal Christmas presents. Pair ot  antique Staffordshire china dogs,  beautiful Lomgos. Royal Dalton,  etc. plates. 886-7800. Ml  Large spring rocking horse, poker  table, wooden silver box with  drawer, oriental music box, tabic,  old jug and bowl sei, misc. items.  886-7800. Ml  4 pee. livingroom suite. Very good  condition. $600 firm. Set of Funk  & Wagnalls ency. Like new. $50.  Parker-Hale 270 with Bushnell  Scope Chief IV 3X-9X power.  $500. Phone 886-8354. HI  25" ColourT.V., good shape, $150.  1 H.P., 2 cyl. air compressor, $250.  Must sell. Leaving town. Phone  886-8264 after 6 p.m. Ml  Need Railing?  Think Wrought Iron  Phone  Coast Industries  886-9159 r.P.N.  900  Maria '  Hair  Care i  Salon s  (Below the Parthenon -  Reitaurant on \  Inlet Ave.) X  Christmas ���,  Special i  * 20% on >  Perms��Tints I  The Solution to Your  Home Heating Costs  TheFREEH.EATMACHINE  Makes Fireplaces  Heat Homes.  ��� Swts eneigy md montj  ��� Turns your fireplace into a home tiutni  ifttm (up to 38000 BTUH). while reducing  your heeling bill  ��� Ti-imitiits heat into Ihe house (hit Mult*  otherwise be lost up Ihe chimney  ��� tH0-ipeed biowe*-*. move loti cubic leel ol  wirm m per minute  ��� Comlortibifhejts 1300 1500 squire leei  < Euy instil.ition. slides into listing  mtsonry luepixe Fits eny decof  ' The most effective htit machine or, thi  mirr-et1 Independent laboratory tested end  proven 5.46 times more effective m heel  output thin j leading competitor  AC RENTALS &  BUILDING SUPPLIES  M3-2383  I'laza 101, Comer of  Hwy. 101 and Francis  Peninsula Rd., Pender Harbour  m  t'^t  licsh ( 111 lliillv   j  I   IIKJIH  Polnsetta  Hanging  arrangements  Candle  Quality  for /alt  You just can't beat  Macleods Prices on  Fridges,  Stoves  Dishwashers  and all major  appliances  See us In Sechell  Macleods.  Impecunious artist seeking inexpensive studio space. Robert's  Creek preferred but willing to  consider Gibsons or Sechelt  locations. Lyn 885-9210.   T.F.N.  Working coupleTone child, require  house immediately. Creek area  preferred. Refs. if required. Phone  886-7795. ��l  FIREWOOD AVAILABLE. 885-  20.10. ��2  Pool table, 31/.' x 61/.' cues, rack,  pool  and  snooker balls, $150.  Nativity scene, $4. Bathroom three  shelf, space saver, $6. 886-2773.  Ml  Giant Sale. Moved to a smaller  place. Got to make room. On sale  everyday until all gone. Year old  Admiral stero console, built in 8  track, $250 o.b.o. Chrome bird  cage and stand, $ 10. Huge split leaf  plant, $10. New 100 fl. clothes line  pulleys, etc., $9. Loads of miscellaneous nick knacks, kitchen  things and many other things. Lots  of ideas for Christmas. 886-8385.  851  Ideal Christmas Gift���two Peugeot 10 speeds. Used less than 3  hours. $240 for the pair. 886-2694.  051  Upright Piano for sale. Excellent  shape, $1,000. Call 886-8313.  HI  December 20 and 21. Lockyer Rd.  Deep freeze, living room set,.  bedroom set, B/W T.V. Phone  885-3436. Ml  For Sale: 30" Kenmorc continuous  clean electric range. Coppcrtone.  Excellenl condition. $250. 886-  9983 after 6 p.m. Ml  2 nice carpets, 15' x 12'. Green  mottle. One rust 10'x 12'. $50 each.  Phone 886-2660. #51  Snow tires on Toyota rims. Almost  new. $50 pair. 885-2070.        Ml  Large English Antique wardrobe,  $475; Men's skates, size 8'/;: Oil  Tank stand for 200 gallon lank.  $15; Ladies' 5 speed bicycle, like  new, $65; Hart 170 cm skies wilh  bindings and brakes, $40; Ski  boots, Doldmite, size 8'/;, $30.886-  9839. ��l  Tri speed radial arm saw, $400  o.b.o.; Clarinet, $125; Saxaphone,  $350. All in good condition. Vk  h.p. rototillcr. needs a little work,  $100. Exercise bike, $10.886-2531.  Ml  One dark, natural colour, mink  cape, like new, $450. 885-3493.  Ml  Czcchoslovakian 'cello with bow .  and carrying case. Two years old.  Good tone. Sacrifice at $275. Well  below cosl. 885-9210. MI  marine  21 ft. Davidson hull, new, with keel  and bulk heads installed. Double  ender made of glass. Asking  $2,500 o.b.o. 886-7152. 03  35   foot   wooden   boat.   Good  condition.   Ideal   for   work   or  pleasure. $2,500 firm. 886-J758.  Ml  property  56' Lot on Hwy. 101, Hopkins  Landing. Assessed at $13,200. Will  sell for $11,900. Phone 885-2416.  ��1  By owner - Good terms available.  Large view lot for sale. Ready to  build. 886-9232. T.F.N.  1800 sq. ft. on one level, 5 bdrm.,  12 x 26 heated workshop, fireplace,  patio, 100' x 96' lot, separate  carport, ensuite plumbing and  utility room. $29,900 on assumable  mortgage at 10'/a%. 886-9489.  T.F.N.  Scarce waterfront. Heart of downtown Gibsons. 100 feet on water.  Excellent potential for commercial  outlet or? E. Insley, 987-9950 or  980-8311. Ml  I BLOCK BROTHERS   %  |:j for developemnt.  Il E. Insley  M7-9M0 ��  ':' or ���:���  '���:' M. Smalley :j:  :.: MOWIorNMHi ���:���  ^��>>V.��>>����W.:AV.'.%5.rf'  A number to note:  885-5171  WHARF REALTY LTD.  mobile home/  compel//! wv  SECHELT R.V  SALES LTD.  Christmas Special  8' Security Camper  Jacks,  Ice-Box,  New Furnace  ��1.595.00  Camper and  Motor Home Rentals  WE DONT  PROMISE SERVICE.  WE GUARANTEE ITl  Farm & Garden _  Supplu Ltd.   I a*^*���.���  I Hi        886-7527  ESTATE SALE: 14x60  HIGHWOOD c/w deluxe addition for added  space. This unit is "As  New". Duroid roof,  fridge, stove, washer,  dryer, deluxe carpets,  and drapes. Addition  has patio door and  deck. Set up in Sundance Cour.l with  ocean view. Immediate  possession. $24,500  F.P.  FRESH TRADE: 12 x  68 COLWOOD, 2' x 4'  construction, wood  siding, 5' patio door,  Iridge, stove, carpets &  drapes. A deluxe  home. $17,800. Del. &  set up. Tax included.  IMMEDIATE  POSSESSION  12' x 48' - 2 bedroom  Moduline Home. Fridge,  stove, carpets, drapes  and a combination  washer and dryer incl.  Set up in Sundance  Court. $8,900 F.P.  Coast Mobile Hornet Ltd.  Box 966, Sechelt. B  885.9979 MDL5936  1.1a.  C  ���936     I 18.  Coast News, December 18,1979  joj itnj  for wot  BBBtWBOOBWWMWBBBMB  ROOM m BOARD  Coiy rooms with view  and excellent home-  cooked meals.  Phone 886-9033.    a  1 bedroom house on Lockyer Rd.  to responsible woman or couple.  Semi-furnished. $210 per monlh.  886-9452.  ��5I  2 bdrm. duplex, Roberts Creek.  $250. Available Dec. 3. Washer &  dryer incl. 886-7037. ��5I  mm  i��������������,  STORE FOR RENT  Lower Qibsons  Phone:  886-9941  3 bedroom apartment for rent.  Available immediately. No pets.  Phone 886-2417 or 886-2743 or  Toll Free 922-2017. T.F.N.  Two bedroom duplex, unfurnished. Available now. Phone 886-  2069. /-"ft #51  Large 2 bedroom apt. Fridge and  stove. Available immediately. 886-  9856. #2  To responsible couple only, I  bedroom basement suite. Stove,  fridge and carpeting throughout.  $250 per monlh plus utilities. 886-  2883. Available January I. Sorry  no pels. #51  FOR RENT  Back office of building  I when renovations are  I finished. School Rd. &  Qower Pt. Rd.  511-0995  Fornw NOP Book nor* location  FOR LEASE  2,000 sq. ft.  Commercial Space  on Hwy. in Davis Bay  Reasonable Rent  For informationcall  A. Rink  88S-S778  ammm  mm  mm  im  COMMERCIAL PREMISES  FOR RENT,  LOCATED NEXT TO  MEDICAL CLINIC, GIBSONS  PHONE 885-2515  FOR PARTICULARS.  automotive  I968 Firebird Sprint. New red  paint and white interior. Rebuilt  high performance 350 engine. New  4 spd. transmission mags. Air  shocks and many options. Car is in  excellent condition. $3,500 or  consider trade for small car. 886-  9826. T.F.N.  '76 3/4 ton Chev. only 25,000  miles. As new 4 speed canopy,  $4,995.885-3736. Ml  1974 Mazda RX4Stn. Wagon. Has  been in accident. Has 4 new  ladials. Ideal parts car. $250. Kelly  Carson, 886-9687. Ml  '79 Datsun B-210. Standard shift.  Phone 885-5284 after 5 p.m.    81  One owner 1967 Ford Van, small  six, standard, excellent gas m.p.g.  Very good condition, $1,000. 886-  9439. Ml  '59 Buick, good running order.  $500.886-7671. #1  Two 153 RR 15 Pirelli snow tires,  studded. 60% remaining, fits VW  bug. $50 for pair. 886-7592.   Ml  1974 Dodge maxi van, insulated,  V8, sunroof, side windows, P.S.,  P.B. $2,500 o.b.o. Phone 885-3808.  Ml  travel  moilne  For All  Your  Travel  Needs  peninsula  travel  886-9755  Registered  Travel Agent  hovel  (j��t*    hoHdoy  ��� We have Airline Tickets  ��� Immediate ticketing  Around the World  885-3265  1212 Cowrie St    Seehe  19' Sangstcr I/O, 130 H.P. Volvo  Penia H/T 270 Leg heavy duty  trailer, $4,000. 886-2512.        Ml  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  IAN   MORROW   &   CO.   LTD.  Marine Surveyors, Condition and  detail surveys for Evaluation.  Surveys for insurance 'claims.  Phone 886-2433.886-9458.  This Week's  Transportation  Special  1970 Ford LTD  Sedan V8 Auto.  Clean  Exc. Running  Order  M75.00  1975 Plymouth Cricket  S.W., White with  woodgrain. Roof Rack  Very nice  economy car.  *U____  i973Datsun 610  Station Wagon  Excellent throughout.  Very clean.  4 speed transmission  ��1.795,M  TSTJToyota Celica  ST Sports Coupe  A real iMMrtpw.  reduced to *2,795.H  to clear.  Plus Many More  To Choose From  Vans, Trucks,  Campers Trailers  Etc.  AUTOMOTIVE  Open 9 til 5 p.m.  Hwy. 101 & Pa/ne Rd.  Gibsons Q<*5848  Phone  Days 886-7919  Eves. 885-5003  Classified Ad Policy  All listings 50* per line per week.  sr uae the Economical 3 for 2 rate  3 weeks for the price of 2  Minimum  $2.00  per  Insertion.  All feet payable prior to Insertion,  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  * In the event of an error the  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected Insertion only,  Thla offer la made available for private Individuals.  These Classifications  remain free  - Coming Events  -Loti  - Found  Prill yaw ad In the aquaret Including the price of Ihe Item and your telephone number. Be tire Is leave t blank apace after each word.  Ns phone orders Please. Jual null In loc coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or mooey seder, Is Coaat Newa, Classifieds, Boi 4M, Glbtont, B.C. VON IVO, sr  bring ta person Is (he Coaat Newa office, Glbaona  DROPOFF POINT : Campbell's Shoes A Leather Goods Store, Seehelt  Coast News  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON1VO  L  CLASSIFICATION:  Eg. For Sale, For Rent, etc.  l    : :        ..         n     :  mrr -     ..,::,. -��� ���  TILL! J1LU1  IIIII   II11III  .. zniiinr  " TTTTTrr  IIM   _.___       I                JL  DEADLINE SATURDAY NOON-  1967 Oldsmobile. Good condition.  450 Motor. Posi traction, pwr.  windows, antenna, air conditioning. Best offer. 885-3554.  #51  1979 Austin Mini, 2 mos. left on  warranty. 13,000 km. Radio, mags,  walnut dash. Green with custom  stripes. Asking $4,300. Phone 886-  8253. #51  Deluxe Mercury Marquis. P.B./  P.S., 1972, 55,000 miles, 2 owners.  $2,000 o.b.o. 886-7955. #51  Hard to find '68 V.W. convertible.  Excellent condition. $3,000 o.b.o.  Phone 886-7342. #51  '67 Val 340 Wedge 4 speed. In  excellent running condition. For  more information phone886-8342.  #2  1968 Rover 2000 mechanically  good���body rusty���Michelin radial snow tires on rims, $300.1975  Honda CB100. Good condition.  $325,886-9839. #51  1973 International Travelall.  Good condition, $ 1,500 o.b.o. 886-  ���7307. #2  Mercury Capri 1973 i  clean. 886-2581.  ,800. Very  #51  *�����������������������������������  MAINLAND  MOTOR  PRODUCTS  Ltd.  Ws Buy, Sell ana Trads  ^������������������*<HHr1Hr**i.  ���  1973 Dodge 3/4 Ton  318 V8, 3 Spd. Std.,  49,000 miles makes  this truck a *  super buy at        *  ��1,675.����  * 1970 Chev. 4x4  Automatic,  Locking Hubs,  Dual Tanks,  1500 Series      ������_;  Excellent mechanical"  condition.   !?s??5"  ^     1969 Toyota  4 Dr. Sedan  4 Cyl.: Auto.,  Bucket Seats  48,000 Easy Miles  . A solid value at  ��1,250.����  *    1968 Dodge  4 Dr. Sedan  6 Cyl., Auto., P.S.  Transportation  Bargain  '450.����  *1977 Chev. 1/2 Ton  6 Cyl., 4 Spd.  Economical for work  or play.  A steal at    '  ��3,400.����  Watch For  Our New Location  On Jan. 1st  On Hwy. 101.  b.c.C yuhon  PHOTOGRAPHY: 10 for 11.00  SPECIAL OFFER -10 Jumbo size  colour pictures from apy one  colour negative for only $1.00.  Send as many negatives as you  wish $1.00 per negative for 10  pictures of each. Also save on  developing and printing your  colour Films���12 exposure roll  $2.99, 20 exposure roll $3.99, 24  expousre roll $4.99, 36 exposure  roll $6.99. Fast service, guaranteed  quality and satisfaction or money  refunded. Pronto Photo Service,  30 East Gate, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 2C1. #51  EQUIPMENT FOR SALE: 1975  KOMATSU D55S with standard  bucket, with fully enclosed cab,  80% U/C. Excellent condition -  Vancouver - $34,500. 1975 KOMATSU D65S, 24" Tree Shear,  bucket, bush guarded, low  hours, new U/C, excellent  condition ��� Prince George -  $63,000. 1975 CLARK 667 SKIDDER, new tires, Cummins power, reconditioned - Grande  Prairie - $29,500. 1969 CAT 950  Grapple and Bucket, good tires,  ROPS. Serviced and ready to go.  Gibsons, B.C. - $42,500. Phone  324-2446 or 985-9759. #51  WINEMAKERS BEERMAKERS  Hundreds of items for wine and  beer makers featured in Wine-  Arts new mail order catalogue.  Sent $1.00 to: Wine-Art Sales  Ltd., 3429 West Broadway,  Vancouver, B.C. V6R ;2B4.  #51  automotive  MOTOR  PRODUCTS  Ltd.  Wa Bay, Ball and Trade  [������19/8 Corvette L-82  Anniversary model,  Air, Cruise, Tilt,  Telescope, 8 Track,  Power Windows, etc.  r Black With Red Velour  ' Interior, Spoiler Mags,  ' T-Roof. 14,000 Miles  A super buy at  We accept all trades  Many more  to choose from.  At Mainland  Motor Products  we endeavour to sell  clean, reliable  cars & trucks  that will  depreciate slowly.  Our reputation rides  vith every car or truck  we sell.  mobile home/  1973 International Travelall.  Good condition. $1500 o.b.o. 886-  7307. #1  Mobile home pads available.  Single and double-wide lots.  Sunshine Coast Trailer Park.  986-9826. ttn  Older 1 bedroom mobile home, 8' x  40', just $2500. 883-2745. #1  fZ.  .ROW gOUSM it.  JTovgottdoRlf  That's how fan a rUnified  warn ad wori��! Clear out  ��� irawMHrd    articlr*    and  j^V,    nuke money loot JB  ���E.W m^p  b.c.C yuhon  BARBER GREENE ASPHALT  3'/; x 22 drum mixer, 879 spreader,  5,000 gal. storage, 3 deck screen  plant 50 ft. stocker cone and jaw  crushers. 371 diesel engine low  bed. Rosed. Vebro. roller Dodge  TA truck speed snowplow.  Reasonable offers. Phone 837-  9573. #51  ���  T-\r*m\\  '> b'l  F-v'vaI  ''a&mmmW  1   ' -^9}  1 ZtiiM  ,*"j��\__\  m"--_m  _____\mj___\  Elf*���*���*'���      ��� , Ma  Hfv  W*  V'J  Part of the hijinks at the Thursday evening mime show  at the Arts Centre.  Carl's corner  Each Friday afternoon, Lucy and I meet the ClowhomQueen at  Tillicum Bay and whip back up Salmon Inlet to watch camp for  Weldwood at Clowhom. Friends thought Santa would pass us up  FEDERATED CO-OP DOWNIE  ,his year due to our isolation. Here's what happened:  STREET SAWMILLS  Division SANU y,slTS CL0WH0M CAMp  require two millwrights T.Q.; two  sawfitters T.Q.   Please  forward  ��� resume of work history and  I personal data to: Dale Hurren,  , Personnel   Supervisor,   Downie  ��� Street   Sawmills,   Box    1300,  ��� Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0.     #51  ; DOWNIE STREET SAWMILLS  . Ltd. has a position for a forestry  - technician I. Applicants should  [ have a forest technology diploma  [ and 2-3 years experience in held  . lay-out and related forestry work.  ��� Please reply with resume of work  ' history and personal data to: Dale  " Hurren,' Personnel Supervisor,  . Downie Street Sawmills Ltd., Box  ��� 1300, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0.  #51  ���13,200. 3 ATTENTION MANUFACTUR-  4 1977 Plymouth  Volare Wagon  318 V8 Auto.,' P.S./P.B  ���   Roof Rack, Split  Recliner Seats  25,000 Miles  Today's best buy  ,  '3,900.M  L' i 975 Dodge Dart  "Hang 10"  V8 Auto., P.S./P.B.  Bucket Seats, Console  Mags, Vinyl Top  41,000 Miles  Excellent buy at  .ERS, Quantity of white  ��� chinaboard door skins;, 36" x 80",  f fire, retardant, durable, with...  [texture/smooth finish. Very.'  .reasonable. NUFAB, 530-6201,  .22470 Fraser Hwy., Langley V3A  MP6. BUILDING PANELS,  r deluxe quality. Flat or corrugated  l fibreglass panesl and greenhouse  [.panels, all sizes to 24 ft. long.  'Discount prices and large  t selection. NUFAB, 530-6201.  L 22470 Fraser Hwy., Langley V3A  HP6. #51  USED -NEAR NEW TRUCKS,  any  make, model,  100%  Bank  .Financing O.A.C. call John  .'P.'?.0.0.'."! Jcouldwell.Phone298-5125or534-  0996 collect. Eagle Ford Sales,  [Dealer Number 5519, Vancouver,  LB.C. V5C 2K8. 51  A   1974 Pontlac  "     "Firebird"  V8 Auto., P.S./P.B.,  Bucket Seats, Console,  Mags, New Paint  A great little car at  ��3,750.����  "^���������"l975Ford   3/4 Ton Truck  V8 Auto., P.S./P.B.,  Dual Tanks, New Pain!  55,000 Miles  Shop and compare.  ���3,600.����  "������"Watch'For'*""*  Our New Location  On Jan. 1st  [IMMACULATE 12 x 56 FOUR  ^SEASONS with astove, fridge,  ���dishwasher, draperies, covered  rporch and utility shed. Very quiet  [adult court in Maple Ridge. Pad  f rental $88.00 per month includes  Tsewer, water, cablevision. $16,500.  hmmediate possession. Can be  [financed. Phone 467-9379 or write  c/o Box 154, BCYCNA, 808, 207  ���West Hastings Str��� Vancouver,  rB.C. V6H 1H7. #2  LIVESTOCK - MATCHED  TEAM, sorrel geldings, 1750  pounds. Gentle, sound, ages 9 and  11. $3,500. Phone 465-4476 after 6  On Hwy. 101. Jp.m.or462-8l67before8a.m.Box'!  We"aciept"aliVrades.''' J370'MapleRidge'BCV2X**';  ^r      si S\mU!iTMM.. ^V  [          U!l  V           (MMK  Mat l��  I  HI  \M          J  wm:      J  Many more  to choose from.  At Mainland  Motor Products  we endeavour to sell  clean, reliable  cars & trucks  that will  depreciate slowly.  Our reputation rides  vith every car or truck  we sell.  #51  MAINLAND  MOTOR  PRODUCTS  Ltd.  886-8344  886-8314  Hwy. 101 & Shaw Rd.   }  ir **���*������*���*���*������***  MAINLAND  MOTOR  PRODUCTS  Ltd.  886-8344  886-8314  Hwy. 101 & Shaw Rd.   Jstr.  Ir***************'  [HALF SECTION irrigated land,  [two modern log barns, 36 x 100 ft,,  M0 x 80 ft.: 6 steel bins, mix mill. 2  [houses. Phone (403) 545-6547, C.  [Siruvk, Box 353, Bow Island, Alta.  LTOKOGo. #51  [HAY We have all types of Hay for  I sale on a delivered basis. Brooks  h Alfalfa, Box 1246, Brooks, Alta.  [T0J 0J0. Call Peter Hansen, (403)  [362-2957. #51  SAVE FROM 20% to 50% on  meat costs or your money back!  B.C. Meat Expert's 192 page book  reveals tricks of the trade that'  show you how. Know your  butcher's secrets and "beat him at  his own game". Nicole Parton,  consumer columnist for the  Vancouver Sun stated in her  November 19 column: "Not only  will you get your money's worth  j [but you'll probably recoup the cost  , [on your first meat���shopping  foray". Makes a unique Christmas  gift. Not available in book stores.  Send $9.95 which includes postage  and handling or for 4 ��� page  brochure send stamped self?  ' 'addressed long envelope to: The  j [Lutner  Company,  6539  Fraser  Vancouver, B.C. V5X 3T4.  #51  7"m'��s the night before Christmas  up in Clowhom Camp,  not a creature was stirring,  not even the stamp  of the crew's heavy boots  on the big cookhouse floor  as they scrambled for supper  and slammed through the door.  As Lucy and I  stood and surveyed the scene,  we saw the snow on the mountains���  but the camp was still green.  In that cold clear silence  the stars shone so bright.  But with.no snow to land on,  Santa'd not show tonight.  Then from the cookhouse  up there on the hill���  we heard frying of pork chops  on the big old camp grill.  We sneaked to the window-  peeked quietly inside���  and what we saw there  made us both look bugeyed!  There was old Santa  a fork in each hand,  the grill just a'smoking,  the pork chops all tannned.  And lined up at tables  sat eight fat Reindeer  just a'chompin' on  lettuce and cabbage and beer.  And there sat old Rudolph,  his nose shiny bright-  It sure looked like he'd  be impaired tonight.  The feast was soon over,  the grub put away,  the dishes all washed  fore they dashed for the sleigh.  The Reindeer were prancing,  Santa's eyes were aglow,  he had picked up the reins  and was ready to go.  Then he spied me there, staring,  Lucy standing close by  so just before leaving  he let out a cry���  "Thanks for the pork chops  and lettuce and beer.  Have a real Merry Christmas  and a Happy New Year.1"  We wished him the same  as he took to the sky,  but felt rather sad  as we waved him goodbye.  We thought he'd forgotted  To land on our roof  as he passed by the guest house  we were sure he had goofed.  But Lo and Behold, he circled around,  made a three point landing-  then away he did bound.  We rushed to the guest house  and there 'neath the tree,  all tied in gift wrapping,  it was easy to see  he had left us surprises  and a nip of good cheer,  wishing both "Merry Christmas"  and a "Happy New Year!"  Gibsons United Church  presents  ADVENT  CAROL  SERVICE  11 p.m. All Welcome L��mri2i3ffl  On becoming a Rover  I Ramblings of a Rover  The usual prize of $5.00 will be awarded to the frist  entry drawn from the barrel which correctly locates the  above. Send your entries to the Coast News, Box 460,  Gibsons. Last week's winner was Brian Riches of  Chaster Road in Qlbsons who correctly located the  pictured bird as being on Sechelt Inlet beside the  Pacific Rim Aggregates of Rivtow.  L?LJISSIFIFn ADS  Halfmoon Bay  STOVES  Welded Steel Airtights  886-2908  Custom work done.  Best wishes to all our  customers and friends.  Roy & Paula  Pender Harbour Hotel  Closed Monday  Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.  Open Friday  > ���  Dec. 28 at Noon  Merry Christmas  Everyone!,  In a rough, tough world, there are tender  moments..'. like Christmas! Hang in there!  ��� from the group at  Tideline  tourofdeKghJ  .Very Best jn If'M   M  Ml' I ul  ���" ���*.'���������    f.i.X    fi   Im  by Dee Cee  There was nothing wrong  with the hat���it was brand new  and my Father had paid two  guineas for it but I hated that  bloody bowler from Ihe very  first time I saw it, before even  putting it on my head. To me it  appeared to be an article, or  should I say utensil, that would  have been in more fitting  surroundings under a bed than  to be used as headgear. The  black coat, vest and grey  pinstripe trousers, all tailor-  made by my Uncle Charles, I  could go along with, the  umbrella was a practical  necessity due to the perversity  of the English climate, but  there was no way I was going to  make myself even more  ridiculous looking by donning  the damn hat. It just had lo go  and the opportunity to get rid  of it once and for ever soon  presented itself.  The train that took me to the  city every morning was known  as the commuters' express as it  came straight up from Dover  with only one stop at  Canterbury, then on to F. and  one more stop at Rochester,  before reaching Victoria  Station. My Father had, when  buying the season's ticket,  insisted on it being first class,  not for the status or prestige,  but because it would assure me  of a seat at all times and  because travelling that way  ensured a certain degree of  privacy and quiet and, as he  explained, it would enable me  to get caught up on my  "homework" that was  necessary in order that I might  eventually pass all my tests and  become a fully fledged and  capable telegraph operator.  Thc trains in those days had  no corridors running the length  of them so that one could travel *  from coach to coach. I have  forgotten   if   a   first-class  compartment contained six  seats or eight, (I thing tl|e  latter), but somehow I almost  always had the same fellow  passengers as travelling  companions. They were mostly  middle aged or elderly men  and, although I journeyed with  them five days a week for  almost 11 months, I never got  to know any of them. Apart  from an occasional curt "Good  morning" from one or the  other of them, they, with  typical English reserve, spent  most of the time buried behind  their newspapers, so there was  no conversation to interrupt  what was supposed to be my  "studying period".  I could sense their  disapproval of me right from  the start. Although I was  dressed in the same fashion as  they, I was simply a young  stripling, as far as they were  concerned and, if appearances  were valid, they had far  weightier matters on their  minds than to bother with the  likes of me. One would have  thought to look at them that  the whole weight and  responsibility of the British  Empire rested on their  shoulders and, who knows, it is  quite possible I may have been  travelling with a future Bank of  England president or an  aspiring Chancellor of the  Exchequer.  What I do know is the look  of horror registered on their  faces when I produced from my  case, not papers relating to the  Indo-European Telegraph Co.,  but a recent copy of the then  notorious Police Gazette which  I had acquired by the simple  expedience of "pinching" it  from Frank K.'s barber shop  on Preston Street, almost next  door to my Dad's grocery  store. In the times of which I  write there were no "skin"  magazines either in England or  elsewhere, as there are today.  K & C AUTO  WRECKING  886-2617  Dec. 1 - 6 open 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Dec. 7 - 13 open 5 p.m. ��� 9 p.m.  Dec. 7 -13  Phone in orders 9 a.m. ��� 2 p.m.  Dec. 14 - 31 open 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Closed Sunday and Monday  Also Closed 25th & 26th  greetings  Warm wishes for a fine old-  fashioned Christmas! ' **  Compliments of  Sunshine Coast T.V.  BOOK NOW  FOR OUR GALA  NEW YE/W PARTY  .A Enquiries call:  w 885-2232  Merry Christmas and  a Happy New Year  from  the Management  and Staff.  Hard JtatB  iiaoae (1979) m.  but the Police Gazette with its  pink paper cover filled the void.  It goes without saying that it  was banned in most homes,  including my own, but it was  spicy reading indeed for the  younger set, as was also the  News of the World although the  latter didn't have the lurid  illustrations of thc Gazette nor  the eye arresting headlines such  as Sex Maniac Murders Girl  with, on the front cover, a  drawing of some bewhiskered  fiend brandishing a huge axe  dripping with blood and  chasing a nude or almost nude  young female. 1 don't know  why all the females depicted  were invariably unclothed but  such was the case and thc most  provoking scenes were always  on the front cover. Besides  providing all these pictorial  delights and spine-tingling  reading, there was a large  advertisement section devoted  mostly to the mail order  business in such items as  French postcards, French  letters, pep-up pills, sex aids  and other necessities of life. I  am certain that my Mother or  Sister would have fainted had  they caught a glimpse of it and I-  could well picture my Dad's  disapproval, so I had to keep it  well hidden. However, in front  of these stuffed shirts with their  pompous bearing, what the hell  did I care? I didn't know any of  them nor did I want to and if  they didn't like it they knew  where they could damn well go  to, as far as I was concerned!  Anyway to get back to the  bowler hat and how I disposed  of it. I was getting increasingly  fed up with this daily to and  from business to London,  disillusioned by thc confines of  an office life on Old Broad  Street and, on this particular  morning, more than a little  hostile towards these idiots in  the compartment in which I  was riding. We were  somewhere in the vicinity of  Chatham and Rochester and  were crossing a bridge. I had  .finished my perusal of the  Police Gaxettt when my eyes,  SUNNYCREST  SHOPPING  CENTRE  886-2277  . straying around the coach,  came not only on my hat but  the six or seven others  belonging to these serious men  of destiny. It was no warmer  than usual in the coach but,  acting on impulse, I suddenly  stood up and announced  "Rather stuffy in here don't you  think," and with that I lowered  the window and threw my two  guinea bowler out of it! I  surmise it fell somewhere in the  River Medway but at least it  was out of my sight and I felt a  great sense of relief to be rid of  it. I would have thrown the  umbrella too but it was raining  outside as usual so, with the  walk from Liverpool Street to  the office in mind, I decided to  keep it.  I wish you could have seen  the look on those staid  gentlemen's faces! One or two  looked somewhat apprehensive  and glanced at the emergency  cord to stop the train, while the  others cringed further back in  their seats or tried to efface  themselves behind their  newspapers. What was going  on in their minds I will never  know but I am of the opinion  that some of them who had  observed what I had been  reading and had seen the gory  covers Murderous Molester  Menaces Middlesex, possibly  thought that they had as their  fellow traveller either another  Jack the Ripper or a very close  relative and were wondering  which one of them would be the  victim of the obvious maniac in  their midst!  wvust News, December 18, 1979  Road work planned  19.  Tenders have been called for  a   contract  to  pave  37.48  kilometres of Sechelt and  Gibsons area roads, it was  announced today by Transportation and Highways Min-  (ister Alex V. Fraser.  j    The work is located in the  1 two areas, on Highway 101 or  ron miscellaneous roads within  \its vicinity.   .  A breakdown of the contract shows six kilometres of  Halfmoon Bay and North  Section roads will be paved;  11.81 kilometres at Reception  Point and Sechelt area roads;  9.63 kilometres of Davis Bay  and Roberts Creek roads and  10.04 kilometres of Gibsons  area roads.  ,M1^    YOUR AUTOPLAN  [$*%    CENTRi  <mi  Taking care of  all your Real Estate Needs  Seaside Plaza Evenings  886-2000    Norm Peterson Dennis Suveges  886-9121    886-2607      or 866-7264  A liinDHb CEDRR HOmES  921-8010  921-9261  Independently Distributed by:  M.D.MACKENZIE LIMITED  Display Home  and Office  6342 Bay St.  Horseshoe Bay  West Vancouver  V7W2G9  Your Own Small Estate  j Seclusion on 4.3 acres in Pender  . Harbour. No buildings. Super  , view, year round creek. Most of  i land cleared and fenced. Raise  I chickens, beef, etc. Low taxes,  i Close to stores, schools, fishing.  Phone owners.  883-9923  '34,500.  r*v>  'Im  VANCOUVER  TOLL FREE  682-1513  'AND LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD.  M RR#2, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0  CONVEYANCING-REAL ESTATE CONSULTING-APPRAISALS-    NOTARY PUBLIC  HOMES  LOTS  MOUNTAINVIEW: Two new three  bedroom homes in Creekside Park  Estates. Close to schools, shopping  and all amenities. For first home  buyers there are grants between  $ 1,000 and $2,500 which do not have to  be repaid. Large assumable mortage.  $48,500 * $40,000  HOPKINS: View home near beach and  Hopkins Store. Loads ot room for large  family or lots of guests. Five bedrooms.  Iwo bathrooms. Two view sundecks.  $50,800.  ELPHINSTONE: Quiet and private  setting the panoramic view as only the  Grantham Landing area can provide.  This well built home features three  large bedrooms, sliding glass doors  onto sundeck and view) vlewt view! The  home Is 1150 square feet with partial  basement for rec room and workshop.  Nicely landscaped grounds round out  (his comfortable living package.  $52,000.  SELMA PARK: NOT ON LEASE  LAND, Try your down payment on this  two bedroom house with ocean view.  Would make a great summer place or  handy person could make it a permanent home. $22,500.  DAVIS RD: Exceptionally well built  three bedroom home. Heatilator  fireplace, two sundecks, famlly dining  room plus eating area in kitchen. All  this on main floor. Lovely landscaped  level lot wilh storage shed, full garden  in and double garage. PLUS���two  furnished suites in basement, self-  contained with private entrances,  rental $200 each suite. This Is a  fantastic value and only two blocks to  shopping, schools, etc, $87,500.  PRATT RD: Stunning remodelling on  this 1250 sq. tt. home makes it a great  buy. The (act (hat It is on 2,8 acres  makes it even belter, and the fact that it  has a mortgage ot approximately  $43,000 at 10'/,% makes it irresistible.  $50,800 FIRM  SEACOT WAY: Creekside Park Estates. Three bedroom home under  construction. Carport has closed  storage area. Sunken livingroom with  fireplace, vaulted ceilings. Bathroom  has separate make-up vanity. Twin  seal windows. $57,500.  CHASTER RD: Two bedroom A-frame  on large lot for a small price.  $24,000,  HILLCREST RD: Tidy, well kept  bungalow with tidy well kept yard.  Three bedrooms. Open fireplace,  partial basement makes an excellent  work room. Fully insulated. Nothing to  do but enjoy. $51,500.  HILLCREST RD: Attractive two bedroom home on extra large lot. Some  view of water and Keats Island.  Possible sub-division of lot in future.  $30,000.  HWY. 101 HOPKINS LANDING: Dramatic view to Keats, Gambier. Lions  Bay and Ferry from this two bedroom  home only 10 minutes walk to ferry  terminal. Sliding glass doors to wraparound sundeck. Large family room  and dining area with eating bar. 27 x 19  basement. Includes washer, dryer,  fridge and slove. Owner must sell.  Phone for appointment to view anytime. $43,500.  1507 SARGENT ROAD: Absolute  privacy in your own large beautifully  landscaped back yard with fruit trees.  Spectacular view of Ihe ocean from the  front Ali this right in the heart of  Qibsons. Close to schools, shopping,  etc. Immaculate three bedroom well  built home with 'A basemeni, fireplace  and sundeck. May be purchased with  adjoining lot.  BROWNING RD. WATERPRONT:  Beautiful large waterfront building lot  in area of quality homes. Water, hydro,  cable. Southern exposure overlooks  Georgia Strait to Vancouver Island.  Ideal investment. Owner must sell.  $70,000.  GRADY RD: Langdale. Building lot  approximately 75 x 250 x 75 x 253. All  services except sewer. View. Selectively cleared. $14,000.  BURNS RD: Good building lol, 65 x  130 on flat land in Gibsons Village.  Four blocks from post office, stores  and transportation. Lightly ireed.  Three blocks from ocean. All services  available. $11,000.  LANQDALE: Excellent building lot  with ocean view. Odd shape, size 75 ft.  x 325 ft. Has new houses on adjacent  lots, close to ferry and all services.  $16,000.  MANATEE ND: Roberts Creek.  Excellent starter or retirement home in  quiet area only a block lo super beach.  Very nice two bedroom home.  Fireplece and on large lot. Prices are  going up, this ia an excellent buy.  $41,000  SANDY HOOK: Coracle Drive.  WATERFRONT. Do you want a summer cottage on approximately 75 ft. of  sandy beach waterfront? An unbelievable view? Do you want a private  place to go on winter weekends just to  sit around the fire and relax? How  about running water, electric service  but completely hidden in Ihe irees  privacy? This little cottage haa all this  and more. Phone to view any time.  $54,000.  SHOAL   LOOKOUT: View   tol   with  approval for ordinary septic tank Lots  of nice homes in this attractive area.  $10,000.  SCHOOL 5 WVNOART: Beautiful  view from this duplex zoned lot  overlooking thu Bay. Close to schools  and shopping Perfectly suited to side-  by-slde oi up-down duplex construction $10,500.  PIRCRE8T: Reasonably priced lols  with nice trees Quiet no-through  street perfect for family homes Priced  from 810,500.  CREEKSIDE PARK ESTATES:  Qlbsons Village otf North Ruad Lots  for single wides, doubfo wides and  conventional homes. All on sewer  water, hydroandall within three blocks  of schools, medical clinic and two  shopping centres.  HWY. 101 * ARGENT RD: 6/10 ot an  acre to treed land In Roberts Creek two  blocks from the Masonic Hall Two  dwellings allowed on the properly 100  feet of highway frontage that would be  ideal for domestic industry site with  home behind. On hydro and regional  waler. $14,000.  QOWER PT. RD. * 14th: Lovely view  corner lol, Two plateaus tor your  choice of building sites. Two homes  could be built on this '���', acre Partially  cleared. Could be accessed from  Qrandview Road for quiel rural setting.  Approximately 85' x 265'        $17,000.  SMITH RD: Good view lot 125 x 185  approximately wilh a good building!  site and an unobstructed ocean view.  $13,800.  VMCARD: Langdale. Building lol 87 x!  163 on quiet dead end street and ready!  to build on. $'2,000.  POPLAR LANE: 70 x 130 panhandle  lot on sewer. Excellent neighbourhood  only one block to schools and  shopping. Flat easy to build on lot with  private driveway. $13,000.  SANDY HOOK: Level corner lot with  south-west exposure. Size 69 x 130  with paved road on bolh sides Powei  and water al site. Short distance to  beach and boat ramp. $10,500.  ACREAGE  HWY. 101: Approximately 16 acres  2nd growth Irees, level, great for al  hobby farm Close to Gibsons Goodj  holding property and pm .-j ai only  $4,000 per acre See this now Large  acroages are getting scarce   $44,000.  MIDDLEPOINT HWY. 101: Plus  minus 17 acres vacant land located on  Highway 101. Middiepoint. appro* i  mately30milesfromGibsons Logging  road, not in uso, through property.  Average sub-division size permitted !$'  acro   Southerly oxposure and good  MIDDLEPOINT HWY. 101: Plus or  minus 20 acres with insulated cottage  just remodelled Located on Highway  101 in Middiepoint approximately 28  miles from Gibsons Average subdivision size permitted '', acre Cottage1  has all services, southerly exposure  and view from higher elevation at rear  $40,500.  GAMBIER ISLAND: Can you afford to  pass up this opportunity'' 3300���thirty  three hundred feet waterfront 535���  fifty three and one half acres Esti  mated value ot limber between $50,b00  and $60.0001 Price tor the whole thing,  only $115,000.  LORRIE GIRARD'  886-7760  665-3670  ANNE GURNET  666-2164  866-9793  GARY PUCKETT  666-9508  JAYVISSERr  JONMCRAE ",,,;���'::b'   ARNEPETTERSEN "i^L^T"   STEVESAWYER  "'JJjI^w" DAVE ROBERTS]  686-6040 /  20.  Coast News, December 18,1979  mm.  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