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 B  le.  *-ss%.  bmbers denounce White Paper  by John Moore  Local log salvors, bolstered by a contingent of their  counterparts from the Fraser River area, took advantage ofthe  meeting with Forestry officials held last Wednesday evening at the  Senior Citizens Hall in Sechelt to express their deep distrust ofthe  Ministry of Forests and Gulf Log Salvage Cooperative, by far the  largest single buyer of salvaged logs in the Vancouver Log Salvage  District.  The meeting was chaired by Barry Custance, District Manager  for the Forest Service in Sechelt, and attended by Ministry of  Forests representatives Hans Waelti and Bob Thomas. Thomas,  Director of the Valuation Branch that issued the controversial  White Paper #8, containing proposed changes in the log salvage  regulations, was interrupted in the midst of his opening remarks  by irate salvors who challenged the legal right of the Ministry of  Forests to hold meetings and legislate regulations affecting a  business carried out exclusively at sea or on the foreshore.  "The Attorney-General has determined that our Act does not  conflict with federal laws," Thomas assured the gathering. Local  salvors who have investigated this aspect of the question says that  it is only at the discretion of the federal government that the  provincial Ministry of Forests has such authority.  Discretion was a word that    salvors that the deadline for  loomed larger as the meeting  progressed and salvors repeatedly demanded to know if  they would be allowed further  access to the Valuation  Branch's recommendations  before those recommendations  are proposed as legislation.  Though Thomas told the  written submissions by salvors  concerning the proposed changes had been extended to April  30, one speaker after another  sought assurances that further  discussion of any recommendations or proposed changes  would take place.  "I've never heard of a second  White Paper being issued," said  Thomas. "Because of the  reaction, the government may  decide to take another run at it,  but I'm not in a position to  make any committments. At  the moment, it's not policy for  draft regulations to be circulated."  Salvors expressed considerable dissatisfaction with the  phrase, "at the discretion ofthe  Minister", a qualifying phrase  which, they say, gives them no  input and no right of appeal  against decisions which seriously affect their ability to  carry on their business.  "What it boils down to," said  salvor Gordon Moore, "is that  we have to put our livelihood in  the hands of one man, without  knowing anything about his  decision in advance."  Salvors attending the meeting voted unanimously in  support of a recommendation  by Mike Forest, current  spokesman for the revitalized  Northwest Log Salvors Association, that any recommendations made to the Minister of  Forest be subject to the ap  proval of log salvage permittees.  Local salvors were eloquent  in their criticism of the History" and "Objectives of Log  Salvage" sections of the White  Paper. With reference to the  decision of the authors of  the White Paper to ignore  suggestions ofthe Royal Commission Report of 1976 (Pearse  Report) that timber cutting  companies be penalized for  poor log control and that  money from log salvage not be  used for debris control programs, Bert Carson, former  President of Northwest Log  Salvors, read aloud from  the White Paper the statement  that "previously expressed  concerns of log salvors" had  been incorporated into the  proposed new log salvage  regulations.  "That, gentlemen," said Carson, "is pure bullshit."  Carson went on to ask why  proposed changes to the Schedule of Payments, specifically  the introduction of the "rolling  three-monthjverage price" had  been included in the White :  Paper though this had been  rejected by log salvors in 1975.  "Your association was then  in the minority," replied Hans  Waelti.  "You were in a management  position at the time and had  input into the recommendations made at that time, did you  not?" Carson inquired.  "Yes, I did," Waelti said.  "I believe my question has  been answered," Carson replied  wryly.  "Under the proposed system," said Pender Harbour  salvor John Marion, "the  companies may feel some  obligation to buy back the  Wood they lose in the first  place, but nowhere is there any  onus placed on them to pay us a  decent price for it. If we bring in  a lot of low grade wood and  they give us nothing for it, it's  going to knock hell out of this  average price. We understand  that the government is under  public pressure about wood in  the water, but we're already  doing a hell of a job out there.  This is a highly competitive  business and that wood doesn't  stay in the water for very long.  We're out there at four o'clock  in the morning, cleaning up the  water before the yachtsmen  and sport fishermen even get  out of bed. If you put us out of  business, you're going to have a  lot more crap floating around  out there."  Gulf Log Salvage Cooperative, the industry-owned cooperative which presently  holds the only Receiving Station Licence in this area, also  came in for its share of  criticism. On hand representing  Gulf Log was Manager Rod  Mallinson, who reiterated his  statement that the cooperative  does not consider itself an  "interested party" in any dispute concerning log salvage  regulations.  "Our job is to buy logs and  sell them for the best price we  can get, under whatever regulations the Ministry lays down,"  Mallinson told the meeting.  Gambier Island based log  salvor Bill Smith denied that  Gulf Log is a "disinterested  party", arguing that since the  shareholders of Gulf Log are,  in the main, large timber  cutting companies, the "interested parties" concerned can  hardly be said to be dealing "at  arm's length" as the White  Paper suggests they should.  Salvors further objected to the  White Paper's failure to include  the forest industry as an  "interested party", particularly  in view of the B.C. Council of  Forest Industries admission  that more than 30% of water-  borne debris is created by  timber-cutting operations and  the stated objective of the  White Paper "that this hazard  be eliminated as much as  possible by those who are  creating It".  "Why should a portion of my  income be used to clean up  debris?" Smith demanded to  know, "why, for that matter, do  the operating costs of Gulf Log  Salvage presently come out of  our pockets?"  Thomas, who was for the  most part responsive to salvors'  questions, at one point admitted, "We haven't been able  to understand ourselves ex-  actly why the regulations are  set up the way they are. The  history and documentation we  have is incomplete. We've had  as much trouble as you have,  figuring these things out."  Throughout the meeting  Waelti and Thomas stressed  that the White Paper had only  been put forward to "generate  discussion".  Gibsons^based salvor, Man-  ley Fischer gave vent to the  feelings of the majority of  salvors present when he suggested that the authors of the  White Paper spend some time  aboard a log salvage boat,  finding out how the business is  practically carried on, before  they draft regulations to govern  it. Though the authors, if they  were present, did not identify  themselves, a Forest Service  Information Officer did approach at least one local salvor  with a view to spending time  aboard a boat, observing  salvors at work.  Further meetings will be held  at Campbell River on April 17  and at Duncan on the 22nd of  this month.  The Sunshine  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  15$ per copy on news stands  Second Class Mail Registration No. 4702  Serving the Sunshine Coast since 1945  Delivered to every address on the Coast.  April 8,1980  Volume 34, Number 14  At mining proposal  Gambier spokesman shocked  ���aa.   r t **.- j__:_:��� i .- i���    /-? 1  ...:.i  In an interview taped by Coast Ten Television on April 4, to be  aired later this week, Elspeth Armstrong, local representative for  the Islands Trust for Gambier Island, said she was "shocked" to  receive word that the provincial government intends to overlook  reports by its own authorized consultants, which clearly  substantiate the recreational potential of the Island, and permit  further mineral exploration.  Armstrong pointed out that of 36 molybdenite deposits in  various states of exploration and development in this province,  only one, on Gambier Island, is located in an area of great  recreational use and potential.  "Gambier Island is the last large block of land available to the  public in Howe Sound," Armstrong said. "Fifty percent of the  foreshore of Howe sound is already zoned for industrial use.  Twenty percent is privately owned and the other thirty percent is  largely unsuitable for recreational purposes."  Armstrong pointed out that   Rogers, which stated that, "the  The Sechelt and District Chamber of Commerce wrote to its members asking that they each donate $1,000  towards the purchase of Rockwood Lodge as a museum. At press time they had received 20 donations and  pledges from others. Pictured In front of the Lodge from left to right are executive chamber members, June  Bernauer, Bud Koch, Lil Frazer and Art Hunter. Those wishing more information on this worthwhile project  should contact any of the above.  At Sechelt Council  Hall out of order on site  there is only one Marine Park  in Howe Sound on Keats Island  and that Bowen, Keats and  Gambier Islands are already  extensively used by pleasure  craft, hikers and educational  institutions. She observed that  if open pit mining does begin at  sites indicated by exploration,  at least two major areas already  widely used for recreational  activities, Gambier Lake and  Douglas Bay, would no longer  De attractive.  Armstong's reaction was  sparked by a letter received  March 28 by John Rich, Chairman of the Islands Trust, from  Environment Minister Stephen  Environment and Land Use  Committee have reviewed the  matter in detail and conclude  that there is insufficient information to make an objective  assessment." Therefore, the  letter concluded, the E.L.U.C.  would advise mining interests  that they may "proceed with  planning and assessment work  in accordance with Energy,  Mines and Petroleum Resources procedures for obtaining  approval for metal mine development."  "It's a simple decision,"  Armstrong said, "you either  keep Gambier for public use or  you give it up to industry. But  we feel the decision has to be  made now. If a mine proposal is  made, by that time millions will  have been spent on studies and  drilling and no government, to  my mind, is going to back away  from a mine proposal at that  point.' .  .     .  Armstrong stated that  though the Islands Trust legislation was enacted by the NDP  government, the present Socred government has actually  strengthened the legislation  and Trustees of the Islands  Trust had expected that they  would use it to preserve  Gambier Island in this particular case.  "With this decision," Armstrong said, "one wonders now  what will happen to the Islands  Trust legislation. We are  approaching the Attorney-  General with a view to instituting court procedures, but we  need help from the public. We  have to convince the government that it has made a wrong  decision in this case."  Armstrong said she would)  like to see the NDP opposition  vigorously defend the Islands  Trust legislation and hopes  official support from the  Sunshine Coast Regional District and the Greater Vancouver Regional District will be  forthcoming.  "We feel that everyone has a  great deal to lose here,"  Armstrong said. The interview  will be aired on Community  Cable Ten at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9. Further information can be obtained from  Elspeth Armstrong at 224-7678  or Beverly Baxter at 224-5576.  Sea Cavalcade  plans made  "Gibsons Harbour Business  Association have undertaken  the responsibility for this year's  Sea Cavalcade, President Gary  Puckett informed the Coast  News last week,  ^n organizational meeting  will be held in the hall above the  Lucky Dollar in the near  future.  All interested in assisting are invited to watch for  the announcement ofthe time  and date._  During last Wednesday's  meeting of the Sechelt Council  Mayor Boucher was obliged to  rule Alderman Hank Hall out  of order. He was supported by  the rest of Council.  The incident came about  during a discussion on the Joint  Use Facility building. It was  Alderman Hall's contention  that Council and the Regional  Board should look into the  building site in more detail. He  had brought in his own architect and felt that the site left a  lot to be desired.  The Mayor informed Alderman Hall that the site had  already been approved by both  the Regional Board and the  Sechelt Council and was no  longer a matter for discussion.  After reiterating his statement,  the Mayor felt he had no choice  6ut to rule Hall out of order.  ��� Hall answered the ruling by  saying, "It is unfortunate that  you take this attitude when you  are spending taxpayer's money.  I will give my statement to the  (tress.  I am not against the  design or the designer, but I  think the site will come back to  haunt Council."  The ongoing problem with  parking on Shorncliffe next to  the Elementary School was  brought up for discussion. The  main fear is that the over-  parking could block access for  emergency vehicles.  Mayor Boucher informed  Council that there had been a  meeting with a delegation of  teachers, but nothing had been  done. It was felt that banning  parking in that area would only  move the problem elsewhere,  so a motion was passed that the  School Board would be asked  to provide on-site parking.  Later, when the meeting had  adjourned, Helen Dawe reminded Council that if they  thought they had a parking  problem now, then they should  consider the extra use the area  would have when the Rock-  wood Lodge became a museum. Council felt that although it was the Spring Break,  the matter should be looked  into as a priority.  Under committee reports,  Alderman Hall informed  Council that he had met with  his Gibsons counterpart on the  Airport Committee, Alderman  Labonte, and they had chosen a  nine-person advisory body.  The commission would be  answerable to both Councils.  A brochure was circulated  showing a proposal for a sewer  extension to Porpoise Bay.  Alderman Stelck felt that the  costs should be looked at  closely. Alderman Hall agreed  with this, adding that the  Village may not be in a position  to apply for more grants at the  moment and there may be a  problem with financing. It will  be put on the agenda for the  April 16 meeting for further  discussion. Alderman Stelck  added that the Regional Board  is also looking into a similar  proposal.  The Village Maintenance  Foreman, George Fawkes,  asked that Council do something to give him prior warning  when either the B.C. Telephone, the Regional Board, or  Hydro do excavations inside  the Village. The clerk was  asked to write to those involved asking that this be done.  The lease for Lot 10 behind  the Arena is up in May and  Council was advised that one of  the conditions of the lease was  that the land be developed.  Alderman Hall stated that  although it did not appear that  any development was evident,  the land was in use as the septic  tank field for the Arena and he  recommended that the lease be  renewed.  Alderman Hall asked that,  because of his work load,  Council find a replacement for  him on the Arena and the  Canal Committees.  Mayor Boucher volunteered  to replace him. He had recently been in Victoria looking  into the possibility for a natural  gas pipeline through the Sunshine Coast. While there, he  and Vic Walters had a talk with  Please turn to Page Eighteen.  Glen Gullackson, a visitor from Fort Nelson was seen pondering the fallen grave stone of the Gibsons  Founder. Perhaps we could use his observation as a reminder that beautification begins with the basics.  |For 35 years the most widely read Sunshine Coast newspaper1.! Coast News, April 8, 1980  (jew  BLUE  RIBBON  AWARD  A LOCALLY OWNED NEWSPAPER  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every  Tuesday, by Glassford Press Ltd.  Box 460, Gibsons, VON 1V0  Phone 886-2622 or 886-7817  1978  Editorial Department: Production Deparlment:  John Burnside Mavis C. Christmas  Ian Corrance Lyn Fabio  John Moore Sonia Trudel  Accounti Department: Advertising Department  M. M. Joe Allan Crane  Copyiettlng:  Fran Berger  Gerry Walker  SUBSCRIPTION RATES  Canada S20 per year. $12 for six months.  United States and Foreign. S24 per year. m3Sbr,  Distributed Free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast  Decisions must be intelligent  The effects of the changes of log salvage  regulations proposed in the Ministry of  forests controversial White Paper #8  could well he a nasty backfire in the faces  of the anonymous authors of the White  Paper and their masters in Victoria offices  and the boardrooms of the large timber  mtting companies.  The doublctalk dispensed by Hans  Waelti (destined, one suspects, to be  Director of Ihe Valuation Branch one day,)  at last Wednesday's meeting with log  salvors in Sechelt, is all too typical of  bureaucratic bafflegab. Throughout the  meeting, Waelti quoted repeatedly from  the White Paper, as though the Paper was  self-explanatory, in response to questions  that required explanation or interpretation.  When ever salvors pointed out where  changes in the present regulations are  needed, Waelti invariably responded by  making bewildered references to a  unanimous recommendation made by  salvors earlier in the evening that, for the  time being, no changes be made to the  present regulations.  Everyone else in the room appeared to  understand what the salvors were saying.  They, perhaps better than the government  or the forest industries, recognize that the  present regulations are in need of revision  and ammendments. Their recommendation that no changes be made coupled with  their insistent demands for further input  and review of any recommendations that  are made to the Minister amply illustrates  that they simply wish to discourage the  government from making ill-informed  decision that might well result in a difficult  situation becoming completely untenable.  Obviously, if decisions are to be made  concerning changes in the log salvage  regulations, they should be intelligent,  informed decisons that improve the  efficiency with which all parties concerned  operate. Deliberate misunderstanding and  semantic wrangling by government  officials, plus the repeated assertion by  Rod Mallinson, Manager of the industry-  owned Gulf Log Salvage Cooperative that  Gulf Log is not an interested party, only  serves to underline the need for a deeper  investigation and more thorough review of  all aspects of the situation.  Mining on Gambler  Just as the Ministry of Forests has  chosen to i| ore the findings of the most  recent inquiry into all aspects of Forestry  in the province, the 1976 Pearse Report,  when composing the White Paper on log  salvage, so the Ministry of the Environment has chosen to ignore the findings of  Ms own consultants, which substantiate the  value and potential of Gambier Island for  public recreation, and allow continued  metal exploration which may result in a  proposal for an open pit mine on the  and.  By   the   time   a   mine   proposal   is  submitted, the vast amounts of money  already spent must surely be a factor in any  government decision. Yet the government  has shown itself paradoxically willing to  ignore expert and highly paid professional  advice when the advice conflicts with the  wishes of special interest groups in this  province.  Rule by imperious Ministerial decree is  an abuse of democracy which can be  corrected at the ballot box; rule by  influence-peddling backroom lobbyists is  infinitely more nebulous and insidious.  ...from the files of the COAST NEWS  FIVE YEARS AGO  Seaspan International announces  that the four missing chlorine tanks  lost in Malaspina Strait since February  19 have been found. A Seaspan official  said that the tank cars were located in  785 feet of water. He indicated that  Seaspan could bring the tanks to the  surface but said that the decision to do  so was up to the Minister of Transport.  "We wanted to demonstrate that we  could find them," he told the Coast  News in a telephone interview.  Construction work in Gibsons and  Sechelt shows a slowdown compared  to the 1974 figure.  Under the ownership of Leo Hubel,  the neighbourhood pub known as the  Golden Barrel, formerly the Cedars  Inn, will undertake a European identity.  TEN YEARS AGO  Elphinstone School was the target of  a telephoned bomb scare which  caused an evacuation of the building  last Friday.  Driftwood Players have been invited  to the B.C. Drama Festival in Courtenay in June. The Players will present  Harold Pinter's The Lover directed by  George Matthews and featuring Col-  een Johnson and John Burnside.  A debate is raging between Pender  Harbour and the provincial government as to whether or not Francis  Peninsula is an island. Subdivisions  are not permitted on islands.  FIFTEEN YEARS AGO  Basil Joe, native-born Sechelt  Indian, died Monday, April 5. He was  the last man of the tribe who helped  establish the Indian Village.  Sixteen members of the Coast  Comet Track Club came home from a  track meet in Richmond with five first  place ribbons, two seconds and two  thirds.  There were 42 members present for  the organizational meeting of the  Sechelt Old Age Pensioners Association.  TWENTY YEARS AGO  One of the largest and most representative gatherings in the history of  Pender Harbour assembled in the  Community Hall in Madeira Park last  Friday to honour Rev. Canon Alan D.  Greene on the occasion of his  retirement after 50 years of service to  coastal communities.  There is a chance that the lights will  cease to shine on the strip of Highway  111 through Selma Park. Contributions from residents are required to  keep the lighting.  TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO  Three totem poles carved by a  member of the Sechelt Indian Band  and presented to the Union Steamship  Company more than 20 years ago have  been removed by the company from  the Sechelt waterfront.  A project to electrify the Sunshine  Coast has been ordered by the B.C.  Power Commission.  Volunteer workers throughout the  Sunshine Coast are at work on a  campaign on behalf of St. Mary's  Hospital.  THIRTY YEARS AGO  James Sinclair MP tells a meeting of  the Liberal Party in the Sechelt Legion  Hall that he favours increased wharfage and more breakwaters locally.  Plans were laid at a recent executive  meeting of Legion Branch 219 in  Roberts Creek for the construction of a  new Legion Hall.  Coast News points out in an  editiorial that three weeks ago in a  letter to the Gibsons Board of Trade,  MP James Sinclair wrote in favour of  scrapping some of the existing  wharves and ploughing more federal  money into roads.  Ocean Falls, 1910. A steamer puts on the brakes as It nears the dock at  the new pulp and paper mill. By 1925 the population had reached about  2,000. Ocean Falls was served by vessels of the Canadian Pacific, the  Canadian National and the Union Steamships fleets. At peak  production, the number of Rain People at and around the mill rose to  3,000. With their own hydro-electric power system, logging operations,  commercial fishing fleet, forestry station, hospital, school, bakery,  dairy, newspaper, hotel, stores, cafes, recreational facilities, and a solid  employment base, they formed a functional community. Their pool  produced a continuous line of world class swimmers and divers. Then,  gradually, production was phased down. Crown Zellerbach sold the mill  site to the Province of B.C. during the 1970's, but retained its forest  management timber rights, which will no doubt financially enhance the  multi-national conglomerate. Now the plug Is to be pulled on an  Industrial-residential complex that would be made viable for some  purpose in any other country of the world with the possible exception of  Chad. Charles Strom Sr. moved to Ocean Falls as a boy with his family  during the year that Eric Thomson obtained this photo.L.R. Peterson  VMrn-mm  Musings  John Burnside  Slings & Arrows ��,*  George Matthews  Let me dive headfirst into  this and say that I am delighted  that Frances Fleming, one-time  beloved principal of Pender  Harbour Secondary School  and the first woman elevated to  the position of District Superintendent of Education in the  province of British Columbia,  entered the lists this week in the  controversy over Chatelech  Secondary School and its  schedule for expansion. Her  letter appears on Page Three.  I am delighted because, with  her enviable record in education, Frances Fleming's opinion is not one that our paid  experts can lightly cast aside.  The argument against Sechelt  students finishing their high  school in their own village has  had as its strongest bulwark the  'expert' testimony of the Superintendent of our Schools and  the Secretary-Treasurer that it  would not be educationally  desirable. Now for the other  side comes a counter view and  it comes from someone whose  reputation and experience in  British Columbia is at least  equal to that of the Board's  present employees.  Before we go any further in  this matter let's clarify the  issue. It is not a matter of  favouring Sechelt students over  Roberts Creek students. Nor is  it a matter of diluting the  quality of education offered at  Elphinstone. Our resident  experts have gone to some  pains to present the issue in this  light and have solicited letters  from parents in Roberts Creek  and from the Elphinstone  Parents Association to counter-balance the demands ofthe  parents of Sechelt, this being  another example of the divide  and conquer approach to  management that we have met  so frequently before.  Quite simply, the Elphinstone Parents Association have  been misled. In their letter to  the School Board dated March  17, 1980, that body of concerned parents writes: "It is  understood 600-1,000 students  makes (sic) a compatible unit  for learning." It is so understood by the Elphinstone  Parents Association because  they have been so given to  understand by the Management Committee of the Sunshine Coast School District.  If what the Elphinstone  Parents Association has been  given to understand is correct  then there is no debate. The  position of those of us who  have taken up the cudgels on  behalf of the Chatelech Senate  is that the parents of Roberts  Creek and Elphinstone have  been misled in believing that  good quality education is not  possible unless some magical  administrative figure is reached  for student enrolment.  In my own experience, I  taught for three very happy  years in an isolated situation in  Dawson City where the enrolment in the High School was 35  students. I taught Social Studies and English for Grades nine  through 12 plus the Boys  Guidance and Physical Education. Another teacher taught all  the Maths and Sciences, the  principal taught French, part-  time, and a fourth teacher  taught all of the Grade eight  subjects. Someone from the  community came in to teach  Carpentry on a half-time basis  and some one else from the  community taught the Business  Courses. It was a happy school  for both teachers and students  and our graduates did well in  university and in the world of  work.  Entirely downplayed in the  present School Board position  are the social benefits that  accrue when students attend  smaller institutions nearer  home. Ignored are the concerns  of the Indian parents who feel  that their serious drop-out  problem would be alleviated if  their youngsters were not  compelled to attend a large  institution peopled by strangers in a community not their  own. Ignored are the concerns  of the Halfmoon Bay parents  who don't want their children  sitting on school busses for two  hours of every school day,  denied the opportunity to  participate in extra-curricular  events.  Sechelt parents are not opposed to the parents of Roberts  Creek sending their students to  the school of their choice. We  are in favour of it. We feel that  what is at issue is not educational excellence but administrative ease and bureaucratic  satisfaction.  At a recent meeting of the  School Board with the Regional Board, Secretary-Treasurer  Roy Mills raised some eyebrows when he described this as  a rich School District. The  reason that it is a rich School  District is the skyrocketing  land assessments and the large  percentage of absentee property owners who contribute to  school taxes and make no  demands on the system.  We say that it is time that  such fiscal advantages be  turned to the benefit of the  parents and children of the  Sunshine Coast. We have  watched with little critical  comment as the Superintendent hired two highly qualified  and highly paid men to help  him do his work. We have  watched as the staff at the  School Board office has more  than tripled in three or four  years and now we feel that it is  time that some extra effort and  money went to keeping the  parents, students, and teachers  of the District happy.  The man assigned with the  responsibility for quality of  education in this area is  Superintendent John Denley.  It is apparent that what Denley  insists is mandatory for educational excellence is disputed  in the community.  We suggest that Mr. Denley  step finally forward to defend  his position. Frances Fleming  is willing to debate the issues  with anyone and Mr. Denley is  the obvious anyone. Wc suggest that the Superintendent of  Please turn to Page Three.  After all these years of taking  kids to restaurants I think it is  finally time to demand that  someone build the ultimate  family eatery. Over the years  I've found enough stale french  fries in my suit pockets to feed  the Russian army. I've sat on  cheeseburgers, pizzas, apple  turnovers, and once, a bowl of  soup. The front seat of my car  has absorbed gallons of unfinished milkshakes and as far as  the back seat is concerned I  gave it up to the hamburger  buns and chicken bones years  ago.  McDonald's comes about as  close as anyone to buidling a  near perfect family restaurant.  Most are designed to be cleaned  out by high pressure water  hoses. Most of the food comes  in almost, but not quite, spill-  proof containers. Best of all, of  course, the service is near  instant. Having come close to  designing a disaster-free environment, it seems reasonable  to believe that someone might  carry it a step further by  designing the completely disaster-free family restaurant. Such  a restaurant would have to  satisfy all of the needs of the  family from the two year old to  mom and dad. My nine year old  daughter, Lindsay and 1 have  come up with a few ideas. She  contributed the things the kids  would like, and I've added the  things the parents would be  happy with.  2>MJ ZJtQTK? <��0<tl\2> C^fc^S tt^/*V2  Fast at Anchor  1  Now it is indeed much as if we on the sea-flood '  Over the icy water were voyaging in ships, ,  Over the broad sea in our sea-steeds, '  Our flood-wood. The eddies are perilous, ]  The waves illimitable, that we sport on here  Throughout this changeful world; wind-swept billows !  Over a deep channel. The wayfaring was hard  Before we had come to land  Over the fierce ridges; then help came to us, <  And to the harbour of salvation led us,  God's spiritual Son, and gave us grace '  That we might learn while aboard the ship '  Where we should moor our sea-steeds, <  Our old horses of the waves, fast at anchor. ]  from CHRIST ',  by Cynewulf '  (Anglo-Saxon. 750-825 A.D.) '.  ��^/*<0 <L^*<��^> i<����S^) ���i^fr^S <LPWO ZJH&O <L^O>\S  First of all, Lindsay suggests:  full length children's movies in  the basement; an unescorted  tour of the candy and ice cream  room; a children's special  everyday which includes two  hamburgers, a triple float, a  sundae and a shopping bag full  of french fires. For dessert, she  recommends a modest snack of  popcorn and pop, just to pass  the time while watching the  movie.  She would like to see a games  room with pinball machines,  furniture made out of candy  and music so loud you couldn't  hear parents nagging.  I think I could live with that,  as long as I could suggest a few  special features of my own.  First, disposable plastic jumpsuits for all members of the  family with arm restraints for  anyone under five. Next, children should be served in sound  proof isolation booths with  locked doors. All food should  be served in bite sized bits  through tiny openings in the  door and every cup welded to  the top of the table���no knives,  forks, spoons or straws.  After eating, the children are  released from their booth, run  through a hot shower and  searched head to toe for  smuggled french fries. On the  way out, parents receive their  sparkling children, the bill and  a handful of complimentary  Exccdrin.  While all this sounds pleasant, it misses out on something  we just discovered the other  day. Lindsay and I were sitting  around remembering the good  old days and we realized that  most of our links with the past  were disasters involving food:  Things like, "Remember when I  was four���you know, the time I  spilled clam chowder on your  lap," or "Remember the time we  went to the park and that little  kid stuffed popcorn up his  nose," and "You know when  that man you said could get you  a good job came to visit? Well I  never told you this but I hid my  brussel sprouts in his coat  pocket. I guess it didn't matter  though, he never did give you  that job���and you know how  much I hate brussel sprouts."  And who will ever forget the  time the kids showed me how to  pull the tablecloth out from  under two plates of lasagna,  three dishes of chocolate ice  cream a bottle of wine and a full  cup of coffee at Chez Ernesto's.  Lunch at McDonald's was  never like that. Letters to the Editor  Noted educator comments on Chatelech  Editor:  This is just a note to congratulate you on your editorial  comment in the March 25  paper titled "Some Serious  Questions".  When will educators realize  that a school does not have to  be large to be excellent? When I  was principal of Pender Harbour Secondary in the years  1962-65 it became the smallest  fully accredited school in the  province. We were a staff of  five, with about 120 pupils.  All this talk of electives  suggests that some of our top  people lack imagination. Pender Harbour developed the first  locally developed provincially  approved course, in Commercial Fishing, which was conducted without even the advantage of an Industrial Education  room.  As soon as a school looks at  the rigid, traditional offerings  suitable for a large urban  centre, the staff feels inferior,  Garbage rebuttal offered  Editor:  Living in Hopkins Landing  has seemed to us to be an ideal  existence, surrounded as we are  by friends and neighbours; so  that the vindictiveness of Vince  Bracewell towards my husband, Ray, and our good  neighbour Dave Hunter in last  week's Coast News came as  quite a shock. It seems to me  that Bracewell left out quite a  bit of the real story about his  personal garbage pick up,  which all happened several  years ago.  Cartwright Road is a small  road off the main highway,  running south a short distance,  then parallel to the highway,  and back again. As long as  traffic could go in one end and  out the other, there was no  problem. However, one of  Bracewell's neighbours closed  off the passage through their  property, so that the situation  changed drastically. It was now  necessary, in order to pick up  Bracewell's garbage, to back  the truck down a very steep  little road, which is at a sharp  angle to the Highway, and  drive out on the wrong side of  the road, or reverse the procedure, as there is no turnaround at the bottom. The  Sunshine Coast Disposal people felt that this was a very  dangerous practice, and so  informed the Regional Board,  who inspected the situation.  Their recommendation was  that on no account should the  disposal company have to go  down this road, and Mr.  Bracewell was asked to put his  garbage on the Highway, a  distance of some 50 or 60 feet  from his house, where it could  instead of questioning the  benefit for the local students  and looking for local adaptations. Creative thinking and  flexibility should be a source of  professional pride.  I will debate anyone that  there is no ideal class size and  no ideal school size. There is  much evidence that a community school is the best asset a  district can develop. Go to it,  Sechelt!  Frances Fleming  be picked up. This seems to me  to have been a reasonable and  wise decision.  As to the matter of why the  Sunshine Coast Disposal Services receives the contract, the  fact is that they bid openly on  an advertised contract, which  incidentally was for a period of  three years, now increased to  five. Nothing secret or underhanded   about   that,   Vince!  They got the contract because  they had the lowest bid,  because they have the proper  equipment for the job, and  because they operate in a  business-like way. And quite  honestly, they get more "bouquets" than "brickbats". I just  thought people ought to know  the whole story.  Vivian Chamberlin  Gratitude for Pender neighbours  Editor:  The day I first came to  Pender to take up a nursing  position was the first day of my  life I had ever fallen in love with  scenery or beauty or nature,  whatever you want to call it.  I hadn't met the people yet.  That came quickly with introductions and invitations to  homes. Everybody was welcoming, friendly, open, warm.  Five weeks later I had five  invitations to join families for  Christmas dinner. I said to my  girlfriend, "I don't believe this!"  She replied, "This is Pender  Harbour." I told her that this  was going to be my community  and that I had no intention of  ever leaving. I have never  regretted that decision.  Many, many times over the  26 years that I have lived here I  have seen the people in Pender  Harbour respond to situations  in the same warm, concerned  and giving way.  I have always felt indebted to  Pender Harbour for all the  enjoyment my family and I  received through Regattas,  May Days, plays and displays. I  have in a small way tried to  repay by donating my time and  services to clubs and commit  tees.  As of March 91 owe a debt I  shall never be able to repay.  The response of the Pender  Harbour people after our tragic  fire was overwhelming. From  feeling completely crushed, the  people lifted us up with the  same quick, warmhearted and  concerned response. Everything we have this day comes  from many, many individual  Pender Harboufites too numerous���and a lot of them  unknown���to mention.  We thank you all from the  very depth of our hearts.  Bud and Sue Kammerle  A Ministry of Education mistake  Editor:  The Ministry of Education is  making a change that most  people will call foolish in years  to come. If enough of us oppose  that change now, before it is  finalized, we can save ourselves  a great deal of trouble.  Inadequate language skills  account for a large number of  the disappointments in our  society, from failed businesses  to lost job opportunities, from  failed governments to broken  friendships and marriages: all  in all, the failed hopes of so  many people whose intentions  are good.  From time to time we  acknowledge the importance of  language skills. The general  public cries out that something  must be done about the literacy  problem. Teachers are blamed.  Now it is time to support those  teachers in their efforts to  improve the speaking, reading  and writing of students���in  only a few hours a week. If we  can stop government and  school districts from reducing  the time available for English  instruction, the teachers will  have a fighting chance.  Give them that chance.  Local schools must be told  about the concerns of parents.  School Board meetings should  be visited. School District  offices should be contacted.  And the Ministry of Education  must receive letters written in  both the best and the worst of  British Columbian English.  Mr. Brian Smith, Minister of  Education, and Mr. Carl  Dancliuk, Senior Superintendent of Public Instruction, can  be reached at the Ministry of  Education, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C., V8V 1X4.  Let's not fail our children, or  ourselves. Sincerely,  Ron Miles  Withdrawal  Editor:  I wish to withdraw remarks  made   in   a   letter  to   your  newspaper about the price of  bread at the Super-Valu store.  J.D. Skea  Cambodia disaster is by no means over  Editor:  Cambodia: The disaster is  not over!  While events in Cambodia  have been overshadowed recently by those in Iran and  Afghanistan, the potential for  disaster in that troubled country still exists.  The people of Cambodia  were faced with death by  famine last fall but have been  given a temporary reprieve  through the unprecedented  response of the international  community. Over 150,000 tons  of food, as well as other  necessary medicines and supplies, have been delivered to  Cambodia and distributed  since October 1979, and that,  coupled with Cambodia's own  partial rice harvest in December, has provided adequate  nourishment for the people at  least until the end of April.  After that, Cambodia will  again be almost  totally de  pendent on international assistance until the next major rice  crop is harvested in November...if it gets planted.  To see that it does, $80  million is needed immediately  for the purpose of rice, seeds,  fertilizers and agricultural  tools���in time for the spring  planting. Unless these reach the  provincial capitals quickly, the  new crop will not be planted  before the onset of the summer  monsoons and, as a result, next  fall's harvest will be totally  inadequate, leaving Cambodia  again dependent on food aid  into 1981.  Those of us living in our  comfortable Canadian homes  might remember that in many  villages, the women planting  the crop will all be widows;  their men, and many of their  children, having been killed in  the tragic events of recent  years.  Much  criticism  and some  Musings (cont'd)  Schools accept Mrs. Fleming's  challenge and further suggest  that the Community TV Channel would be a worthy forum  for such a public debate.  We feel that there is more to  education than the ease of  administrators and more to  education than the acquisition  of expensive hardware for one  of the area schools. We believe  that educational quality is  possible  at  small schools.  Frances Fleming has personally proved it locally. In  education, as in life, size is no  pre-requisite of quality and the  parents of the Sunshine Coast  should be wary of experts who  seek to mislead them for their  own nebulous ends.  impatience has been directed at  the international relief efforts  for delays in distributing the  supplies but to understand the  reasons for these delays, one  has to recognize the complexity  that exists in Cambodia. The  government is attempting to  rebuild a country which has  been almost totally devastated  over the past 10 years. Where  military factions still battle  each other; where almost the  entire population is on the  move as families return to their  home villages and towns, or  migrate to the refugee camps  on the Thai border, and where  there is a very severe shortage  of experienced leadership after  the mass killings during the Pol  Pot regime.  In this complex and volatile  situation there was at first,  quite naturally, distrust on the  part of Cambodians for what  was perceived to be possible  outside intervention. This,  combined with the lack of dock  facilities, roads, trains, trucks,  gasoline, and even drivers, as  well as the lack of communication and administrative facilities, made it unrealistic to  expect distribution to proceed  with "Western efficiency". But  according to Louis Wizniter,  Special Correspondent with  the Christian Science Monitor,  "An atmosphere of confidence  has gradually developed". And  Coast News, April 8, 1980  3.  Clarification  Editor:  Various planning matters  and development proposals for  Pender Harbour have generated considerable heat and  friction of late. I would like to  clarify my. position in regard to  Daniel Point Park.  If there is one function which  is universally recognized as a  local responsibility from the  humblest village to the largest  city it is planning. Each area in  this region is represented by an  elected director with an APC  (Advisory Planning Commission). The very name indicates  the purpose that the designers  of the Municipal Act had in  mind.  The Area A APC considered  the matter of Daniel Point and  made its recommendations  some time ago. I was astonished to find the Regional  Board prepared to override the  local recommendations without further consultation.  I did not intend any criticism of the developer when I  complained about lobbying.  This remark arose out of a  statement by Director Nicholson that he had attended a  meeting with the developer  when the matter was discussed.  I was astounded that I was not  invited nor consulted.  I, myself, am lobbied constantly. There is nothing illegal  or unusual about this and  developers cannot be blamed  for pursuing their interests by  all legitimate means.  But I do think elected  representatives must guard  themselves very strongly that  they do not begin to make  decisions on the basis of this  input alone. This is especially  true when a legally constituted  committee is established for the  purpose and brings a conflicting recommendation and  when the elected director is  excluded from planning discussions.  My major complaint is that I  still do not have before me an  amended proposal by the  developer which I now understand includes acondominium.  This is considerably different  from that presented to the  Regional Board meeting.  I have received second-hand  feed-back from the developer  and members of the APC that  the drain field proposal for a  park site is inaccurate. If so,  this is a regrettable but perhaps  understandable error. Local  input is being studiously a-  voided.  Daniel Point is a historical  landmark. The proposed park  site is undevelopable for other  purposes. The area desperately  needs suitable park land both  for local and tourist use. As the  elected director I accepted the  APC recommendation and I  do not intend to mince words  when protecting the public  interest.  Joe Harrison  Director, SCRD  he credits the Unicef/Red  Cross relief operation with  averting the full potential effect  of the disaster "mainly because  it succeeded in isolating itself  from politics". And Arnold  Abrams reports in Newsday  that "the government of Cambodia is doing its best in a  country which lacks everything, even the most basic-  things."  The Canadian people and  Canadian governments responded most generously to the first  Cambodia appeal. But in the  words of Unicef official Tony  Hewett, "If we are going to  make a long-term impact, we  must now give them more than  a bandaid. Cambodians must  get back on their own feet."  To do this they need our help  to see them through the next  eight months and to ensure that  the next winter's rice harvest is  successful.  We appeal therefore, to  Canadians, to help the people  of Cambodia as they strive,  with great courage and resilience, to rebuild their shattered  country.  Contributions should be sent  to any office of Unicef Canada  or the Canadian Red Cross  Society, and should be clearly  marked Cambodia Appeal.  Sincerely,  Joanna Miller,  Preside;.i  DOING OUR BEST TO BE RIGHT FOR YOU  cil ��w W\  Gibsons sr=  V  100% Locally Owned & Operated  CANADA GRADE    l~l    BEEF  chuck short rib roast  cross rib roast  Bone In  s1.59  BEEF BULK PACKS  inside round APProX.u-nibs.  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One man who remembers those times in graphic  detail is Ian McKcchnie, now  retired on the Sunshine Coast.  Then as now, men landed up in  the logging camps for any  number of reasons besides  sheer economic necessity.  Some did it from a spirit of  adventure. Others were running from one thing or another;  nagging wives, persistent creditors, the police. In McKech-  nic's case it was because he  couldn't stand farming.  "My father was one of the  first doctors in Vancouver and  a pretty influential man in his  day. He could easily have gone  into civic politics but he'd  always had this itch to farm.  Soon as he could manage it, he  bought a spread near Kelowna  and moved the whole family up  there. I helped them work the  place for a couple of years but  that was about all I could take  of the plough-jockey routine.  Although he had given up his  practise, dad was still president  of the Alaska Lumber Co. on  Pages from a Life-Log  Peter Trower  False Creek and when he saw I  wasn't happy on the land, he  got me a job there. It was hard  work but I liked it better than  slopping pigs or scratching dirt.  After a few months, when I'd  pretty much got the drift of  sawmilling, the foreman figured 1 should learn something  about the logging end of the  business. They had their own  camp at Gillies Bay on the west  side of Texada Island."  Ian packed his gear, caught  the Union Steamship Cassiar  and landed at Vananda on a  warm August night in 1922.  "Ihere wasn't loo much going  on there then. The big iron  mine hadn't opened and there-  was only a lime quarry operating. They'd sent an old man  with a horse-drawn wagon to  meet mc and pick up the  supplies. The road was rougher than hell and the driver  didn't seem much on talking.  We rattled through those dark  woods by lantcrnlight and got  to Gillies Bay around 3:00 a.m.  I sneaked into a bunkhouse full  of snoring men, found an  empty iron cot, untied my  bedroll (they didn't provide  blankets  in  those days) and  TWILIGHT THEATRE  PRESENTS:  Thurs., Fri., Sat., April 10, 11, 12  "The Rose"     .tV'fesI           -.*&&  Warning: frequent      *^ fl^JaeS  coarse    language        -&&&^  and  occasional ^pjDP*'  suggestive scenes.  Sun- Mon- Tues April 13 - 14 - 15  Best picture Belgrade Film Festival,  Silver Bear, Berlin Film Festival  I "Bread & Chocolate"  " NINO MANFREDI, ANNA KARINA,  JOHNNY DORELLI  Directed by FRANCO BRUSATI  You'll laugh till your heart breaks.  ...A serious comedy.  German - Greek - English Dialogue  wilh English subtitles  TJAf^ihl*  Warning, some nudity and. Coarse language.  (The Twilight Theatre is closed on Wednesday, April 9, for the  Dance section of the Sunshine Coast Music  and Drama Festival.)  crawled in.  The cookhouse guthammer's  raucous jangle jarred him  awake alter a few brief hours.  All around him, men were  rolling reluctantly out and  fumbling for their clothes. The  room held 10 beds with an oil  drum stove in the center. The  air was heavy with the reek of  sweaty socks and stanfields. No  one paid much attention to the  greenhorn. Somewhat apprehensively, he struggled into his  work gear and followed the rest  of them to the cookhouse.  "After breakfast, Ben Gillis,  the foreman, called me over,  confirmed I was Doc Mc-  Kcchnie's son and signed me  on. Then I headed out to the  woods wiih the crew. I'd never  seen a logging set-up before  and it was pretty bewildering at  first. They were using three  steam donkey engines. The first  sat on cribbingat the beach; the  second, a! the foot of a spar-  tree about 1200 feet back; the  third at another tree about the  same distance again beyond  that. The two trees were  connected by a skyline. The  logs were yarded initially to the  top tree, rehooked and swung  to the middle spar. From here  to the beach, they'd built a huge  wooden flume. They'd roll or  parbuckle about 10 logs into  this so they were lying in line.  Then they hooked a line to the  top one and pulled the whole  lot down to the sea. They ran  water down the trough to ease  the friction.  "Well, they put me choking  up logs on the brush on the top  machine. It was no easy go, let  me tell you. They were using  bull chokers about an inch  thick, stiff as hell with bell-  fasteners damn near the size of  a lunch bucket. Real, heavy  duty rigging. The strawboss or  rigging slinger was a grouchy  bugger by the name of Blake.  He pushed us hard. It was:  'Don't walk! Don't run! Fly!!!'  They got their money's worth  out of you in those days or you  went down the pike! Drive 'er,  Mclver from start to finish! I  was just 19 at the time and  slightly built. You can bet my  rear end was dragging before  quitting time!"  The camp worked 10 hours a  day, six days a week. Ian was  not overjoyed with his lot but  he toiled away on the rigging  with the rest of them. At the  end of the first week, thoroughly exhausted, he received a  break of sorts. "Blake figures  you're a bit light for the  chokers," Gillis informed him.  886-7454  "Under the Green Canopy"  #101 - Cedar Plaza  OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK  PIZZAS  SALAD BAR  SUBMARINES    '  NORTHERN FRIED CHICKEN  If the Colonel had had our recipe,  he'would have made General!  HOURS:   Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-midnight  Thurs. - Sat., 11 a.m. -1 a.m.  Sundays, Noon -10 p.m.  "I'm going to try you out as  fireman on the donkey."  "Well, I'll tell you, I was sure  glad to get away from the  choker setting but I soon found  out that firing a steampot was  no breeze either. You had to  plug the firebox to the top  before each pull or.the bloody  thing would power out before it  got the logs to the landing. That  wasn't so hard but I had to help  hustle the firewood too. They  were short handed and there  was just one man doing the  bucking and the splitting. Sure  wasn't much time to stand  around. I was never afraid of  work but bucking wood is one  job I could never stand. Really  grinds a man down. Still, it had  to be done. 1 managed to keep  the pressure up in the boiler  most ofthe time and I figured I1  was doing all right. They used  some of the'logs to fire the  pots���a lot better than most of  the wood they were putting in  the water. The timber on that  part of Texada was pretty  conky and low grade."  For several weeks, Ian toiled  away like a Trojan behind the  steampot. They had been  promised a bucker but the extra  man never materialized. The  pace began to tell on the  doctor's son. He began to wish  he'd stayed on the farm. Then  the whistlepunk quit. Gillis  decided to put a bigger man  stoking the boilers and try the  novice logger out on this job.  "God knows, I'd had enough  of battling with that steam  gauge and pulling a bloody  cross cut! I figured blowing  whistles would be a holiday  after that but I was dead wrong.  They were still using the old  jerkwire system back then.  They'd just string clothesline  from sapling to sapling and you  had to trip the steam valve  manually by yanking on this.  Guess it was a snap after they  started using electricity but  pulling jerkwire was no soft  touch. They claimed if you got  just the right tension on the  wire, you could blow the  whistle just by tapping it with a  stick. I sure as hell could never  get the hang of it. Ended up  pulling my guts out and  sending in lots of wrong  signals. Never got cursed-out  so often in my life. I didn't last  more than a couple of days.  Then Gillis pulled me out ofthe  woods altogether and put me  doing bullcook work around  the camp. I figured I'd really hit  bottom."  To be continued.  Bette Midler belts out a number in the starring role in  The Rose at the Twilight Theatre this week.  At the Twilight  An hilarious Italian comedy  and an outstandingly successful musical drama starring  Bette Midler provide the entertainment bill this week at the  Twilight Theatre.  Camp rock star Bette Midler  makes her film debut in 20th  Century Fox's The Rose. In the  film Midler plays' a Janis Joplin  like character at the pinnacleof  tragic fame and she has been  nominated for an Oscar for her  work in the film. The Rose will  be shown locally Thursday  through Saturday, inclusive,  April 10-12, at 8:00 p.m.  The Rose has been playing to  large audiences all over the  world and in all has been  nominated for Oscars in four  categories. Notable in the film,  beside Midler, is actor Alan  Bates as her manager, Rudge.  The highlight of the film is  some great footage of the rock  star played by Midler in  concert. The Rose was produced for 20th Century Fox by  Marvin Worth and directed by  Mark Rydell from a screenplay  by Bill Kerby and Bo Goldman.  Bread and Chocolate, which  will be shown on Sunday,  Monday and Tuesday, April  13-15, is an Italian comedy with  dramatic overtones which has  garnered a dozen international  honours. If you are Greek,  English, German or Italian,  you will hear your mother  tongue in this fine comedy.  Like La Cage Aux Folles (Birds  of a Feather), this film was  screened at the Ridge Cinema  in Vancouver with their money  back guarantee. People who  missed the latter film at  the Twilight Theatre were  turned away from full houses in  Vancouver, so make sure you  don't miss this opportunity to  see the film locally.  The Bursati-Manfredi-Iaia  Fiastri screenplay examines the  conditions in a neutral country  overrun by workers from other  nations. Although the comedy  content is high and the actors  constantly display their skill at  farce, there will be a bit of  weeping at the finale. This is a  film bound to be loved by  critics and audiences alike.  Week commencing April 7,1980  General Notes: It's decision  making time as communications planet Mercury aspects  the Moon, Saturn, Uranus and  Neptune. The Sun opposes  Pluto, planet of drastic change,  reinforcing the need to make  fresh starts. Mars moves 'forward' again giving courage to  those strong enough to forget  the past and seek out new  experiences.  ARIES (March 21-April 19)  Once again accent is on  rumours, gossip, secret matters  and revealing documents. Last  chance to wash your hands of  messy business. Don't get  involved again. Mars says  finish creative project or  promote young person's interest. April 10 birthdays face  drastic but necessary life  changes during the next 12  months.  TAURUS (April 20-May 20)  Prepare to review and revise  summer plans, long-term projects, treasured hopes and  wishes. As usual money problem and friend's indecision  slow you down. Listen carefully to loved one's original  solution. Mars encourages  completion of domestic reconstruction or repair jobs. Attitude towards burdensome  relative has to be changed.  GEMINI (May 21-June 21)  Focus is on career, position,  local reputation. Seems there  may be a few snags concerning  your ability to handle upcoming opportunity or promotion. Realize boss or superior  will expect straight answers.  Charming Venus in your sign  should help dispel any doubts.  Mars still demands extra care  on short journeys. Prepare to  Terminal Dance reviewed  by Gillian Lowndes  I love being part of an  enthusiastic, responsive audience! When people laugh, play  up to the performers, are held  gripped in stillness at other  times, and end by cheering,  stomping and clapping resoundingly, I feel people have  been really touched in some  way and that the presentation  has been a treat.  Such was the scene for  Terminal City's performance  on March 28. However, I was  somewhat disappointed at the  turnout;  it  puzzles  me  that  Gibsons Library  Several new titles appear this  month on the Adult Fiction  shelves at the Gibsons Library.  Included are: The Lamb's  Way, by Jan de Hartog; The  Shipkiller, by Justin Scott; The  Bloodied Toga, by W.G. Hardy;  The Books of Rachel, by Joel  Gross; The Bidders, by John  Baxter; A Game Men Play, by  Vance Bourjailly; Dutch Treat,  by Tristan Jones; Burger's  Daughter,  by Nadine Gord-  YMWMMmwmwmwm*  L  imer; Offshore, by Penelope  Fitzgerald; The Deadly Frost,  by Terrence Moan; The Legacy  of Beulah Land, by Lonnie  Coleman; The Fever Formula,  by Frank Bonham; Cannibals  and Missionaries, by Mary  McCarthy; Pig Earth, by John  Berger; Emperor Red, by William Stevenson; Eye of the  Needle, by Ken Follett; The  Honourable Schoolboy, by  John Le Carre.  SUNSHINE COAST  MUSIC FESTIVAL 1980  DANCE - Wed. April 9th - Twilight Theatre  11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - 6:55 p.m.  SPEECH ARTS A DRAMA - Mon. April 14th  9:15 a.m. - Elphinstone Band Room  1:15 p.m. - Twilight Threatre  7:00 p.m. - Elphinstone Auditorium  SCHOOL BANDS - Tues. April 15th  11:00 a.m. - Sechelt Elementary  1:15 p.m. - Sechelt Elementary  INSTRUMENTAL & SENIOR VOCAL  Tues. April 15th  7:00 p.m. - Sechelt Elementary  SCHOOL CHOIRS & JUNIOR VOCALS  Wed. April 16th  9:15 a.m. - Elphinstone Auditorium  PIANO - Thurs. April 17th - Elphinstone Auditorium  9:00 a.m.- 1:15 p.m. -7:00 p.m.  HONORS CONCERT - Saturday April 19th  7:30 p.m. - Elphinstone Auditorium  Si  J  more people did not take  advantage of the visit of a  company of growing national  importance. While interest in  local productions and events is  high it is also vital that we avail  ourselves of the works of the  bigger world. Otherwise we risk  becoming an 'insular peninsula'  in terms of our attitudes and  work.  I have seen several of Terminal City's performances over  the years and I am quite excited  by the direction in which their  work is moving. Their concept  of the possibilities inherent in  dance is constantly being  broadened and refined. With  the development of their voice  work, which ranges from the  spoken word to songs, chants  and growls, and their excellent  use of their faces, they seek to  embrace the totality of the  human body as an instrument  of expression. Their excellent  set is an integral part of their  performance; it consists of  three doors set into an expanse  of flats, providing a simple,  versatile space for their works.  These embrace a broad range  of subjects; their sense of the  many possibilities of their  instruments opens them to  work above and beyond the  bounds of more standard  transitional forms.  Some pieces, of course, are  more successful than others.  The ones I found most exciting  were Karen Rimmer's solo for  the powerful dynamic tension  created between the vocal  accompaniment and the dancer, Savannah Walling's 'Duet'  danced by Karen and Terry  Hunter, and the final three  solos,   conceived   by   Terry.  Karen's solo 'Piano Player'  was hilarious in its take off of  the self-adoring performer,  crashing passionately on her  Schroeder-size piano. This was  followed by Savannah's very  disturbing piece in which she  alternately cuddles and beats a  small doll, sweeps her house  and rides her broom like a  witch. The little girls in the  audience giggled as they recognized themselves playing, and  probably many mothers, like  myself, sat with dry, grim  smiles as they saw their own  reactions exaggerated into  schizophrenia.  Terry's high energy delighted  everyone as he gave out treats  from his little wheelbarrow-  cinnamon hearts, play money,  a few squirts from his water  gun. Then he shot himself!  There was a stunned pause,  after which he leapt up,  laughing at us for taking him  seriously! A lovely lady caught  his fancy; after presenting her  with a flower, he discovered  himself surrounded by fierce  rivals. He retreated alternately  growling at them and blowing  kisses to his love and fans. It  was wonderful! Boy, if you  missed it, you missed out!  -*.     KEN DAHL    *-i  Thurs., Fri., Sat.  April 10th, llth & 12th  8 p.m. - midnight  Lunch Hours: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Dinner Hours: S p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  886-9815   end   your   association   with  group venture.  CANCER (June 22-July 22)  Passing confusion is linked  to long-distance affairs, educational matters, personal  beliefs or religious convictions.  Philosophical standpoint may  be questioned unfairly. Letter  or phone call from afar will  demand realistic approach.  Mars' motion coincides with  increased earning power. Now  is the time to consider alternative career arrangements.  LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)  Spotlight is on other people's  money, shared resources, alimony, taxes and insurance. It's  the wrong time to negotiate  credit, overdraft or loan. Don't  be swept along by current  financial panic. Try to place  person far away right out of  your thoughts. Mars bestows  courage and confidence upon  those born August 18-22.  VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)  Your ruling planet Mercury  spotlights serious communications with close associate,  partner or loved one. What  others say influences strongly  domestic or personal decisions.  Listen carefully to every suggestion. Mars channels fresh  energy into private plan. Now's  the time to scrap old financial  agreement. April is still month  of opportunity for those born  around August 23.  LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)  Accent is on health or  employment matters. Insist coworkers recognize the limitations of your good nature.  Learn to say 'no' and mean it.  Health upset may be linked lo  diet but seek professional  reassurance. Mars promotes  your leadership qualities at  group meeting. October 13  birthdays must accept the  ending of old conditions and  welcome new beginnings.  SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)  Serious thinking concerns  pleasures, amusements and  pastimes. You'll be in the mood  to assess the value of regular  social activities. Younger Scor-  pios will recognize the real  motivations behind recent  involvements. Mars brings last  opportunity to boost position,  career or reputation. Looks  like health or employment  situation is due for major  overhaul.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-  Dcc. 21)  Focus is on realistic domestic decisions. The time has  come to establish the needs of  both family and career. Write  down for reference list of  priorities. Mars stirs final  enthusiasm for educational  pursuit or long distance fascination. Realize turbulent romance may have been endured  too long. December 13 birthdays need extra patience now.  CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-  Jan. 19)  Accent is on your common  sense and powers of concentration. You'll rnake the right  decision providing you disregard hang-up from the past.  Get to the point on the phone  or in correspondence. Mars  brings victory in battle over  shared expenses. Believe it or  not, it's the perfect week to  switch all your furniture a-  round,  AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  Spotlight is on crucial personal message regarding your  money or possessions. Realize  acquaintance's advice will be  sincere but useless. 'He who  hesitates is lost' becomes  appropriate quote. Remember  you have the right to change  your mind on Thursday. Be  glad loved one's rotten moods  end soon. Mars promises  improved relations with others.  PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)  Mercury in your sign as-  pecting the Moon, Saturn,  Uranus and Neptune indicates  your mind may be overloaded  with ideas and alternatives.  Best advice is to jot down all  thoughts and put list aside till  next week. Clearer conditions  are approaching. Mars says  work scene discomfort should  end soon. Follow urge to  discard or give away used items  and clothing. Off the shelf  by John Moore  News from Madeira Park  this week. Pender Harbour  publisher Howard White has  sent along the four inaugural  volumes of his new Harbour  Lights series of books. The first  in the series is the short play  Loggerheads by John Kelly, a  one-act farce that examines the  relationship between two old-  time loggers whose gyppo partnership can't get past the  cookhouse door, let alone into  the woods. Loggerheads is  followed by Loyal and Unholy  Hours, a book of poems by  Vancouver cabdriver and poet  Norm Sibum, and the re-issue  of Whittling* and Endings, two  books of poems by Roberts  Creek author Hubert Evans.  The books in the series will  be chapbooks, inexpensively  printed and staple-bound,  selling currently for $2 each.  The idea for the series, says  Howard White, came from the  success of the "Pocket Poets"  series published by City Lights  Books in San Francisco during  the late fifties and early sixties.  City Lights, a shoestring  publishing venture that grew  out of the City Lights Bookstore, a meeting place for  writers during the Beat period,  is most famous for its early  publication of poet Allen  Ginsberg, but the series introduced a great many otherwise  unknown talents to the American reading public.  Howard White says the  Harbour Lights series hopes to  do the same in this country.  The series will concentrate on  publishing previously unrecognized writers and on the reissue, in inexpensive editions,  of already published works.  The aim is to make books,  books of poetry in particular,  the publication of which are  frequently an exercise in financial masochism for the publisher, more available to the  public.  At present, the economics of  book publishing are such that  authors, publishers and booksellers are increasingly restricted in the matter of what  they can write, publish and  expect to sell. As much work, as  many man-hours, may go into  the writing of a book of 50  poems as goes into the writing  of an epic novel, yet books of  poems, unless they are by one  or two highly visible poets in  this country, are notoriously  slow sellers.  The public is reluctant to  pay, in these tight times, six and  seven dollars for a book of 50-  odd poems. Booksellers, who  have to pay the rent, are  naturally reluctant to carry on  their shelves large amounts of a  commodity that doesn't sell.  (By the way, if you've been  irritated, as I often have, by  finding a book in a bookstore  that has more than one white  sticker indicating a newer and  invariably higher price covering an original price printed on  the cover that may be several  dollars lower, don't go for the  throat of your bookseller. For  years I cursed gouging bookstores until Ken Barker at the  NDP Bookstore explained to  me that most of these stickers  are put on by the publisher.  Booksellers often order a book  at one price from the catalogue  and  by the time the order  actually arrives, find that the  suggested retail price has been'  upped dramatically, leaving  them to placate angry book-  buyers.)  Publishers themselves are  caught in the squeeze between  the need to pay the author and  to cover the rapidly increasing  costs of producing books.  What it all adds up to is a subtle  insidious form of economic  censorship. Small independent  booksellers, who pride them-  sleves on the wide range of  books they carry, many of  which may be in limited  demand, are increasingly  driven out of business by large  bookstore chains who base  their stock on volume sales  statistics compiled by market  research analysts. As a result,  even large publishers are forced  to truncate their booklists to fit  the market pattern, as McClelland & Stewart did last  year. Inevitably the books that  get axed are the specialty and  "prestige" publications. Much  of the best poetry, drama and  fiction currently being produced in this country fits into  this category.  The law of supply and  demand, that sacrosanct platitude ofthe marketplace, easily  becomes a dragon that swallows its own tail. Certain types  of books, certain writers are  deleted because there is insufficient demand, according to  statistics; at which point no  demand is likely to occur since  public knowledge of a work or  a writer is impossible. Defenders of the free market system!  make a loud noise about the  market determining its owm  level, but if the public wants to  read nothing but hard-core  pornography, should all publishers then revise their lists  accordingly?  Are series like Howard  White's Harbour Lights Books  an effective way of dealing with  the problem? Possibly, yet  chapbooks such as these suffer  from their failure to project a  glossy attention-grabbing image. In bookstores they tend to  get tucked away in odd corners  and overlooked. I've noticed  that the local bookstores are  displaying them prominently,  giving them a fighting chance  among the rising tide of big-  format coffee table books, but  about their chances in the  market as a whole I'm not so  sure. One suggestion I would  make is that City Lights Books,  no matter how small they were,  were always highly visible  because of their eye-catching  distinctive black and white  covers and logo; Harbour  Lights might well benefit from  the adoption of similar tactics,  say in green and white...the  colours of the mountains and  the sea. If nothing else, Harbour Lights represents one  independent publisher's determination to stick to his guns.  Keep up the good work,  Howie. All for now.  Coast News, April 8, 1980  The above painting Cormorants, is part of the Sam Black Exhibit presently on display  at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre.  Sam Black masterly  The Vicar of Christ  by Walter F, Murphy  A provocative novel about power and its  relationship to justice in three areas: war,  government and religion. It's not easy going  but the rewards are deep and heady.  What price  protection?  The Office of Church in Society,  The United Church of Canada,  85 St. Clair Ave. E���  Toronto, Ont. M4T 1M8  Soon after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S.  authorities began clearing the  political path sharing some of  their high-technology military  secrets with China. They  realized that although China  already has nuclear weapons  and missiles, it lacks the  electronic wizardry to deliver  punishing retaliation to Russia's most sensitive targets���  the only sure defence against  invasion. After all, Afghanistan would probably have been  safe from invasion, if it could  have expressed its displeasure  by disintegrating most of  Moscow. That makes sense.  Presumably if Indonesia,  Pakistan .or almost any other  country in the future is similarly threatened by armed  invasion, they too can be  assured of safety by having the  weaponry to inflict unacceptable losses on the aggressor.  The logical conclusion of  that principle is that we can be  sure of peace only when every  country on earth has full  nuclear capabilities so that no  nation would dare attach any  other nation for fear of mutual  destruction.  That also happens to be one  of the arguments used to lobby  against gun-control legislation���that we can only be safe  from gun-totting loonies when  everyone has a gun.  But why stop with guns?  Everyone knows that merely  lockihg doors, or latching  garden gates won't deter potential murderers or rapists or  burglars, or even terrorists  looking for hostages. But if  everyone had a nuclear bomb  in the basement, even the most  determined buglar or terrorist  would think twice about doing  anything to trigger an explosion that would utterly  vaporize him���along with his  potential hostages or loot, and  a whole neighbourhood to  boot.  But how would you feel  about being vaporized because  of something involving your  hot-tempered neighbour or  that scatterbrained kid of his?  Not all that secure, eh?  It can be argued that nuclear  weapons are too dangerous for  the average citizen, but okay  for a country's leaders. That  by Joan Huestis Foster  Once Sam and Betty Black  were standing together at the  opening of a new exhibition in  tbe Vancouver Art Gallery.  They were trapped by the  milling crowds between a huge  clacking piece of nonsensical  machinery, a maze of blinking,  coloured light bulbs and a rat  trap on a sculpture stand. On a  nearby wall were glued several  strips of coloured masking tape  and a bright blue, framed  plastic bag, half full of water  with a tiny sailboat floating  inside (by N.E. Thing & Co.).  The plastic bag was leaking  onto the gallery floor. The  decible level created by machinery and overdressed groupies was amazing. Sam looked  sadly around and muttered  "...Oh why can't they just  paint." That's what Sam Black  has done for most of his life. He  has just painted and he has  done it superbly. His quality  work has garnered almost  every laurel possible and he  stands now at the peak of an  uncompromising career.  assumes that those leaders  (whether democratically e-  lected or brought into power by  military means) are somehow  more sane, more dependable,  than average citizens. That's  elitist. It's also false. Politicians  and rulers, at home and  abroad, have been shown t be  just as prone to weakness, self  deception and promise- breaking as anyone else. So if you  can't trust your neighbour to  have an atomic bomb in his  basement, should you trust  China to have one? Has the  world gone mad?  Gibsons Public  library  Tuesday  2-4p.m.  Wednesday  2-4p.m.  Thursday 2-4 & 7-9pm.  Saturday 2-4 p.m.  886-2130  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  LECTURE  April 20th  4:00 p.m.  TWILIGHT THEATRE  FREE ADMISSION  PORPOISE BAY ROAD SECHELT  886-3606  ROSES  Reg. ��3.99 SPECIAL *3.49  Reg. S.99 SPECIAL ��$.49  Corry'*  SLUG BAIT  Cilb.)  Reg. *I.*9  SPECIAL ��1.29  STEER  MANURE  Reg.*X.99  SPECIAL ��a.2Q  Tues.-Sat.,  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  A Country Candy Store  Specializing in:  Hand-dipped chocolates Fruit Jellies  Opera Rolls English Toffees  Fresh Roasted Assorted Nuts Jelly Beans  Country Fudge Ju Jubes  , Slab Chocolate with Nuts       Licorice Ropes  Candy Sticks, etc., etc...  Hand-Dipped  Ice Cream  Cones  Located Below  :?  &s$g��%  Cower Pt. Rd.  Gibsons Landing  886-7522  Sam's current exhibition of  woodcuts and lithographs at  the Sunshine Coast Art Centre  is indicative of this high  standards. With birds he often  gives us humour as in "Nog" the  cranky heron and "Gossip",  three bitter nagging crows.  There are plump overfed  seagulls and a tender nest of  vulnerable Cormorants. "A  Summer Garden" has our  artichokes in acid greens and  browns and "Farewell to Summer" has a golden sunflower  and a marvellous example of  reverse painting. The negative  areas bite into the image. It  takes a mighty talent plus a  great deal of skill to arrive at as  many colours as Sam Black  does in a woodcut. Just count  the colours in his Rooster. He  uses the most wonderful  greens, golds, blues, rusty reds  and browns but keeps a steady  and subtle control.  Sam Black's work has maintained the highest possible  quality over the years and is  well worth a much longer trip  than that required to take you  and your family to the Sunshine Coast Art Centre in  Sechelt.  Post Script  When will the Sechelt Council gather it's tacky wits  together enough to assist the  Arts Council in landscaping the  delighful centre. Whenever the  subject is raised Council fusses  on about the one dollar the Art  Council paid for the lot instead  of considering the great gift the  Arts Council gave to the  Village in that crazy little log  Art Gallery that is bringing the  Village so much applause and  an undeserved reputation for  being interested in culture. All  the Arts Council asked was a  little levelling and backhoe  work. Really!  Now on Sale  Concrete Flower Pots  and Garden Ornaments  Corner of Metcalfe Rd.  and Lower Rd.  For more information  Phone 886-2744  Plant Sale  &  Spring Flower Show  April 12, 2:00 p.m.  Senior Citizens Hall, Sechelt  Door Prizes  Refreshments  Admission $1.00.  735*8fS8flE  ���  CARPETS ft CABINETS  TURF  ^v$5.25sqyd  Beautiful  SCULPTURED  CARPET  in Rich Copper Tones* I   * Many More Colours & Styles to Choose from!  <& $ia.95  sq. yd.  s16.95 sq.  INDOOR - OUTDOOR CARPET  ALL CABINETS   15%-20% OFF  Full Line of   LINOLEUMS  by Congoleum & Domco at  SPECIAL PRICES! Coast News, April 8,1980  KEN  LUCKY DOLLAR ECCDS  OVERU  PCCDLCC -  California Clip Top 4 VA  CARROTS ,b|7c  U.S. #1  Mexican MfcgUkgfc  HONEVDEWS       ea. 99��  Chilean Granny Smith #fc AA  APPLES ,,B9q���  California Green gfl qA  ,h17c  Our Own  sausage (8*1���!   2/890  ^>       Hot Dog & Hamburger  & Buns do, *1.09  tea  Sometimes when one has invited people for a dinner  party one panics���inspiration simply does not strike! I  find main courses so much simpler than the beginnings  but just recently I came across an old English dish that I'll  share with you. It's very useful���bits left over can be used  cold in a salad or sandwich the next day, or one can use it  as a supper dish or perhaps even with a champagne  breakfast���all it is is scrambled eggs with just a little  difference. It can be prepared before your guests arrive  and kept warm on top of a gently simmering double  boiler but don't let it cook for too long or at too high a  heat or like all egg dishes it will become tough and  inedible.  Egg Fricassey  6 eggs 1 rounded tbs. margarine  1 cup half and half 1 tbs. grated onion  1 level tbs. flour 1 tbs. chopped chives  salt and pepper . 4 slices bread  1. Melt the margarine and saute the onion gently until  soft.  2. Stir in the flour until mixed then gradually beat in the  cream until the sauce is smooth and thickened.  Season to taste.  3. Boil the eggs for about eight minutes.  4. Cool under running water then remove the yolks  from the whites.  5. Beat the yolks and chives into the sauce.  6. Cut the egg whites into strips and fold into the sauce.  7. Keep the fricassey warm while you toast the bread.  Cut it into finger shapes and serve as soon as  possible.  If you feel adventurous, forgo the salt and pepper and  season with a little grated nutmeg.  Just to make sure that you don't overdo the rich living I  with all that cream, why not straighten out your system I  with red cabbage. Red cabbages are plentiful and cheap |  and add a superb touch of colour to any meal. Cooked,  they're the ideal accompaniment to pork, but raw,  they're just delicious.  Red Cabbage Salad  2 cups shredded red cabbage  1 grapefruit, prepared and segmented  1 tablespoon oil  1 tablespoon red wine vinegar  1 teaspoon brown sugar  grated rind of one orange  ifruit together  2. Just before serving add the other ingredients  and toss them all together.  Happy eating.  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This pitcher is good for hot or cold beverages,  unbreakable, boilable, dishwasher safe. It has a cover  that twists on and stays on.  Reg. U95  Special Purchase Price  Delicious  Fresh Local  OYSTERS  $2.39 B  Try our many other  Seafood Treats!  Gibsons Fish  Market  866-7888  rMJt3>  Varirtp  Dell and Health  .foob*  Special!  PHILIPS  mini-drip  4-cup  COFFEE & TEA  MAKER  886-7744  I CotniT 01 Sctiool S  I Go*Bi Point H.i,i,i%  Open  Fri. til 7:30  Sun. 11-4  "BOON 01016 VW"  Mart Winner  COAST 9F  MANY FACES  unsnnzeri  / i  Grain Fed, Boneless   PORK BUTT ** j,*  SHOULDER ROAST,b*1.49  Gov't Inspected A  Canada Grade l\ Steer Blade  CHUCK STEAKS  ...lb.  SM9  RDP Boohsrore/  Budget Brand Sliced  SIDE DACOH  MINERS  500 gm pkg.  lb.  '������V: :^*i;:C*..  WE, US & COMP)  dCP  K  by Bill Edney  <v��v  Common intetesJj.;or common dangers  tend to bring people together in a closer  spirit of co-operation. And so it is with those  of us here in Lower Gibsons���the Gibsons  Harbour area. After a succession of  business enterprises moving up the hill and  others closing their doors, we who were left  had to redouble our efforts to maintain a  viable and necessary service. We formed an  association, known as the Gibsons Harbour  Business Association, I was the founding  President, Norm Peterson was the second  President, and Gary Puckett Is our present  President.  Our purpose is to work together to help  solve common problems and to encourage  the establishment of needed services for  this community. We raise money by  assessing ourselves by way of annual  membership fees, and by way of special  assessment for special projects. Provincial  funding is available for certain community  improvement programs. Unfortunately we  have to have some money up front first. It  has been decided, therefore, to hold certain  fund raising projects to aid in furthering our  community betterment program.  SPRING TIME DANCE: We at Ken's are  donating the hall, The Pen Kings are  providing their talents for a nice Spring  Dance upstairs over the store, Saturday,  April 12. Tickets must be pre-sold. Price: $20  per couple. Bar facilities and buffet. Time:  8:30 - ?? Proceeds: Gibsons Harbour  Business Association. Tickets available  from most Harbour merchants.  One of our objectives is to get these ugly  power poles underground. Another is to  develop community parking. Another is to  encourage the development of a seawalk  with public access to waterfront, etc., etc.  New Enterprises  There are numerous new enterprises that  have recently established themselves in the  Lower Gibsons Harbour area. Space does  not permit me to talk about all of them, but  perhaps another time.  GRANNY'S SWEETS (Candies, Nuts and  other treats) is next door and an affiliate of  Granny's Treasures (patchwork, pine and  other pleasures), owned and operated by  T.J. Puckett. I asked T.J. what the initials  stood for and she said Tall Job. And that she  is, carrying her height with grace and  handsomeness.  GRANNY'S SWEETS was very busy on  Saturday. They feature quality products  such as hand-dipped chocolates, old  fashioned quality ice cream cones, gifts,  chocolate bars with buttered popcorn to  follow soon.  T.J. expresses grateful thanks and  appreciation for the support she has had in  establishing her newest venture and for the  enthusiasm and interest of everybody from  here to Tim-buck-two!  HUNTER ART GALLERY This arts and  crafts gallery, located in the Gibsons  Harbour Professional Building, is a great  credit to this community. Make it a point to  go in and view the beautiful paintings of  local scenes and others; of handiworks and  photography. You owe it to yourself to view  this ever-changing display. Come often.  This area is truly blest with skilled artists.  NDP BOOKSTORE This store is another |  MUST on your shopping tour, even if just to j  browse and see what's new, entertaining,  educational or useful.  From a very small 'hole in the wall'  beginning, it is growing by leaps and  bounds. There has to be a reason. The  reason, as I see it, is because of the choice of  reading material presented at fair prices.  They have books on gardening, building  decks, patios, fireplaces, wood stoves and  outside'furniture. There are books on  Canadiana cooking, classics and crafts.  Books on health care and fitness, politics  and labour. Books about the great west,  British Columbia and Coast history; books  about nature and the great outdoor books  by famous authors; fiction and non-fiction;  books by and about women; books for  children and I am sure I must have missed as  many as I noted.  . Go in and browse. You'll be astonished by  what you see for a small community like this.  GIBSONS   HARBOUR   EASTER   BUNNY  The Easter Bunny you saw handing out  goodies to adults and children alike on  Saturday was Richard Chilton. Thank you,  Richard, for a job well done on behalf of the  Association.  Winners of a free draw made by the Easter  Bunny were:  Tricycle - Mrs. J.M. Heaps, donated by  Ken's Lucky Dollar  Hydrangeas - Kan Peterson, Terry  Thompson, donated by May's Florist and  Gifts.  SUPPORT HARBOUR BUSINESS  HELP US TO HELP YOU!  Shop with confidence. Our prices are uery cumpetitiue.  tile will not he undersold on those advertised items.  We fully guarantee everything we sell to he satisfactory,  or money cheerfully refunded.  OB <���*���  Coast News, April 8, 1980  A teacher remembered  Maryanne's viewpoint  by Maryanne West  A story by that master ofthe  art of understandinghumanity,  the late Gregory Clark, illustrates the point I was making  last week���that important as  courses, economics etc. are to  education (and to taxpayers)  we shouldn't ever overlook the  things which are not so easy to  define or measure, such as the  relationships between teacher  and student and the friendships, loyalties, and antagonisms which are part of any  school community.  Miss I.. Bruce, A Love Story  was, like many of Greg Clark's  stories, first published in  Weekend Magazine, hut I found  il again re ..111y in a collection  ol his stones published by  McClelland and Stewart, May  your first love be your last.  Because of the limitations of  space I've had to shorten it a  little, but 1 think the Montreal  Standard Publishing Company  who hold the copyright will  forgive me���the story is so  apposite.  "Miss I.. Bruce. A Love Story.  I never even knew her first  name. Yet for three years of my  life, she dominated every day,  every hour.  "She was a tall, spare woman. 1 imagine she was in her  mid-thirties when I first met  her. She had firm cheek bones,  the skin tight over them. Her  eyes, not large, behind shining  steel-rimmed spectacles were  intensely dark, and always  simmering or smouldering with  either anger or humour. It took  us several weeks to be sure that  it was humour.  "Carrying her pointer, she  would walk slowly up and  down the aisles as wc bent to  our desks. We had her for three  years in Grades 5, 6 and 7. In  city schools it was most  unusual to have the same  teacher from one grade to the  next.  "I was never higher than No.  26 in a class of 34. Arithmetic  was my ruin. I just COULDN'T get it through my head.  "Let us say it is the arithmetic  period. The problem before us  is .'.as follows: Farmer Jones  took 20 dozen eggs to market.  He sold 12 dozen at 15c a  dozen. He sold 6 dozen at 12c a  dozen. He sold the remainder  at 10c. What was the average  price Farmer Jones received for  his eggs?  "'Gregory?' Miss Bruce  would say.  "Now, all this problem had  done for me so far was to  conjure up the picture of  Farmer Jones' farm. It would  he early morning. Over the  fields the mist would be lying.  The roosters crowing. The  cows mooing at the gate. The  horses stamping in the stable.  And out the farmhouse door  would becoming Farmer Jones  and a boy about my age, 10,  with baskets on his arm to  collect 12 dozen eggs.  "As I scrambled to my feet  the classroom would erupt with  snorts and snickers. Everybody  knew I was the dunce in  arithmetic. With a wave other  hand. Miss Bruce would quell  the snickers. 'Tell us Gregory,'  she would say, 'what signs and  Tax time sot  you in a  squeeic?  If lax time puts you in the  squeeze, remember, last  year the trained specialists  at H&R Block took the  pressure off for over  three-quarters ol a million  Canadians by preparing accurate income tax returns  at an average cost of only  $17 75 That s a good return  (or !he money And a lot less  pressure  Op��n Weekdays  9 OO am to 6:00 p.m  Saturday  9 00 a m  to 5:00 p.m.  Appointment! available  886-2638  1538 Gower Pt. Rd.  ' B ���' t^f; Omega Restaurant)  H&R BLOCK  :me income tax specialists  wonders you beheld on your  way to school today.'  "So I would tell them, for  instance, that at the mansion of  Mrs. Timothy Eaton, at the  corner of Lowther Avenue and  Spadina, the gardeners were  putting in the sprint! annuals.  '"How many gardeners?'  Three.' 'What flowers were  they planting?' 'Geraniums...  uh...' 'On your way home,  Gregory,' Miss Bruce would  say, 'stop and see what other  plants they arc putting in.'  "She was not making fun of  me. For in the next breath she  might ask, perhaps, whichever  of my scatmates had snorted  loudest; or even one of the  clever, bland-faced No. I girls  up at the front of the class, to  stand and report what THF.Y  had seen on their way to school.  Stage struck they would stand  embarrassed. Apparently they  had seen nothing. Whereupon,  it being arithmetic period after  all, she would ask one of the  tongue-tied clever ones to read  the solution of Farmer Jones'  problem.  "What she was doing, of  course, was getting me into the"  act. I was only one of the  backward pupils at the rear of  the classroom. She got us all  into the act, according to our  bents. They have more interesting titles for us nowadays, but  we backward children were  mostly kept in until four  o'clock three days out of five  for special coaching. But it was  fun. For the next stupidest  arithmetician to me would be  asked to read from the third  Reader;  Stanley  would be  asked to show how to hold a  baseball, with the fingers just  so; and I would be told to tell  how the roofers put the tar and  gravel on a roof���a procedure I  had just witnessed that noon.  And the small dark shy girl who  stammered so badly would be  asked to go to the blackboard  and copy out a sentence Miss  Bruce had written above. That  little girl could write with the  flowing ease of Miss Bruce  herself. That is beautiful,' Miss  Bruce would say. (There were  more fights in the school yard  and on the way home over the  little chubby girl than over any  other cause. Let anyone mock  her and it was a bloody nose.)  "When summer came and we  felt we were all parting company to move to the next grade,  Miss Bruce held a little court.  She had a small speech for each  of us. For me it was: 'Gregory,  don't be afraid! There is more  to life than arithmetic' And she  lent me Chester A Reed's Bird  Guide, a small brown pocket  book illustrating in colour all  the birds of this country. 'You  can bring it back in September.  You like seeing things Gregory.  See if you might like to know  the wild birds.'  "This was the instant birth of  the love of nature that has been  the joy of my life for the 65  years since.  "On my return to enter  Grade 6 imagine my feelings on  finding Miss Bruce sitting  smiling at the desk in the room  to which our class was directed.  Soon the fog deepened for me. I  met grammar."  To be continued.  Egmont News  produced  dock.  a   very   skookum  Jon Van Arsdell  As expected, our town's  flavour has changed somewhat  this week due to time off for the  school kids and an influx of  tourists out to relax. Last  Saturday night the Pender  Harbour Lions Club raised  over $300 by staging a dance in  our hall. Dick Hunche organized the evening and Earl  Ansell provided the excellent  music with a very adequate  sound system.  Concerning the CBC and  Ritter's Cove, the stage crew  will start setting up about May  8. Shooting should commence  towards the end ofthe month.  It is still uncertain whether  Hlackic will do the flying.  Two of our good buddies,  Edna Howitt and Ron Kushner  have been doing time, the hard  kind, in the hospital. Ron is in  just for tests but he's been on  his back and off work at Argus  for three weeks. Edna runs  Cookies' Thrift Store much of  the time and we need her back.  Especially since they're having  an Easter sale this week.  John, Bill, Frank J. and  myself were part of Frank  Suyuki's dock building crew  this beautiful sunny week. Fine  weather and nice vibes followed  by  an  oriental  feast  I've been stuffing myself with  hot cross buns. My wife Lise  followed the recipe by Nest  Lewis' in last week's Coast  News. It's right onl  One last thing. This town has  had a lot of complaints about  scuba divers taking more than  their fair share in the last few  years. More on that subject  jater.  ���;.-.   .    ���������-. ..    x  Two years ago, a story appeared in the Coast News  entitled Pretty Boy Lays An Egg. It was obvious at that  time that Pretty Boy was misnamed. For the past two  years Pretty (Girl) has lived a rather lonely life in her  pond at the S bends on the Highway. Last week a crate  arrived from Stanley Park. Inside it was a partner for  her and it was love at first sight.  Garden Club  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  LECTURE  April 20th  4:00 p.m.  TWILIGHT THEATRE  FREE ADMISSION  >>W>'"'"'>W/Wff//i"'''WW/'''"''WW/?'K'"'W/t>'i'""9J  Freezing Cold?  Fuel Bills Sky High?  \y  Convert Your  Existing Single  Glazed Windows  to Double Glazed.  BllllHlllllllllllllllllmimilllllllllllimiimiil iiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiniiini  'MW&um  Hwy. 101 & Pratt Rd��� Gibsons  gSggggg ' ' 'uum.vvuuvu  1886-7359  wtw  by Jack McLeod  Is honesty  a practicality?  Is it practical to be honest in  today's world? Can we be honest and still be successful? Some  say "no" but Christian Science  maintains that facing up to  untruths about ourselves and  seeing ourselves in our true  integrity brings contentment  and healing into our lives, for  honesty is an immensely powerful force.  Honesty, the Power of its  Deeper Dimension is the title of  a lecture on Christian Science  by David W. Rennie of Denver,  Colorado. Mr. Rennie is a  member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship and  his speaking tours take him  throughout cities and towns all  over western North America.  "Honesty is much more than  sincerity or 'trying to do the  right thing'," says David Rennie. He maintains that honesty  has a profoundly religious,  spiritual basis. It is not dependent on shifting human circumstances but is centred on  powerful spiritual laws that  Christ Jesus actually lived.  This lecture is the first of its  kind to be held on the Sunshine Coast. It is being sponsored by the Christian Science  Society, Sechelt. It is free to the  public and will be held on  Sunday, April 20 at 4:00 p.m. at  the Twilight Theatre, Gibsons.  All are warmly welcome to  attend to learn more of this  rational, truth-based religion  and its comforting, healing  application to daily living.  Joan T. Warn  A comprehensive definition  of a hobby states that the hobbyist will not derive the fullest pleasure from his or her  pastime unless it is shared by  others. This truth was so well  demonstrated at the April  meeting of the Sechelt Garden Club when Ms. Ellen Berg  shared her expertise, her enthusiasm and her success in  growing that splendid flowering shrub, the Fuchsia to an  audience of over fifty members.  She was most encouraging  to prospective growers by  stating that Fuchsias are easy  to grow, to propagate, and to  carry over in the winter. Ellen  refuses to baby her plants in  the colder seasons, by keeping them in a greenhouse or  cool building, so she and her  husband dig trenches deep  enough to bury the plants upright in their pots. When they  are removed from their cover  in earyl April, they show signs  of new shoots, ready for another season of bloom.  HIGH FIDELITY COMPONENTS  STEREO PACKAGE  SPEAKERS: SS-970  Three-way accoustic suspension system with high efficiency  and undistorted sound even at low power or volume.  TURNTABLE: PS-T25 Fully Automatic Turntable  CASSETTE TAPE DECK: TC-K35        %\  With Dolby noise reduction and Ferrite head for longer tape  head life and wider frequency response.  AM/FM STEREO RECEIVER: STR-V3 35 watts per channel  Two tape inputs and outputs. 1 way tape to tape dubbing. FM inter-station muting.  Total Package Price: $ j COO SO  DIAMOND T.V.  We service ALL MAKES of T.V.  886-721$  The Club thanks Ms. Berg  for her excellent talk on this  subject. She most certainly  created new or renewed interest in growing this beautiful plant.  Saturday, April 12 is the day  of the Garden Club Spring  Flower Show, with a special  display of Spring blooms,  plant sale, Tea, and several  door prizes. Time: 2 p.m. to  4:30 p.m., in the Senior Citizens' Hall, with the Mayor of  Sechelt, Mr. M. Boucher, officiating at the opening ceremonies.  Hard Sim 0 2&%��  IS NOW OPEN  FOR BUSINESS AS USUAL  * Accomodation  * Full Restaurant Facilities  * Live Entertainment  * Fishing Charters  FOR RESERVATIONS    Tel. 885-2232  Secret Cove Area   (24 Km(i5mi.)northofScchcit)  I  I  I  I  I  I  Advertise  where you set results.  Advertise  in the Sunshine Coast's  first newspaper.  Bob Moser and Dee Grant with the Smith Big 98  oxy-acetylene welding outfit.  Bob Moser, Manager of ICG Canadian Propane which held  its Grand Opening last Saturday in its new location on  Highway 101 between St. Mary's Hospital and the Forest  Ranger's hut at the four-way stop sign, expressed himself as  well-pleased with the Company's publicity and promotional  campaign conducted for them by the Coast News.  "it's the best laid out and best  produced newspaper on the Sunshine  coast, or anywhere else rue lived."  said Bob. "Our company has had uery  good results from its advertising in the  coast News. Every time I handed out a  personal invitation, people would say to  me, 'Oh, yes, l saw your advertisement  in the paper'.  ii  iiilf nil  Entirely locally owned and produced.  ��  -���������--.-������ Coast News, April 8, 1980  The Easter Bunny dropped in to the newly opened  Granny's Sweets in Gibsons Harbour to distribute  some eggs and check out the competition.  Sponsored as a Public Service by the Coast News  Spring Dance  Music by the Penn Kings, Saturday, April 12th, 8:30 p.m. in the  hall above Ken's Lucky Collar, Lower Gibsons. Lunch and  refreshements provided: bar facilities available. $20 couple.  Tickets available from Gibsons Harbour merchants. Sponsored  by the Gibsons Harbour Business Association, in aid of  improvements to the Lower Village.  Fitness Fillies  Fun Softball for housewives. Starts Monday, April 14, 6:30-8:30  p.m., Sechelt Elementary School field. For information call Joy  Smith at 885-9386.  Spring Cleaning  The Garden Bay Tot Lot needs your unwanted items for their  White Elephant Sale. Small furniture and appliances, clothing,  tools, dishes, books and any other misc. They will pick up. As a  special service for seniors and handicapped persons, they will  haul additional items to the dump. Give them a call at 883-9284 or  883-9664. Their Spring Bazaar will be held Sunday, April 20, at  the Irvines Landing Community Hall, 1-3 p.m. and will include  refreshments, handmade crafts by the parents, a bake sale, and  white elephant.  Continuing Education  Computer Forum on April 13, Sunday, 1:30-5:00 p.m. NO FEE.  Ladles Auxiliary to Sechell Legion  Next General Meeting - April 14th, 8:00 p.m. ���  Israel Tour  April 21 an 11 day trip to the Holy Land. Assistant host Pastor  Nancy Dykes. For information please call 866-2660 si 1  Wilson Creek Community Reading Centre  Open every Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For enquiries call  885-9024. Hall rentals call Reg Robinson, 885-9024.  Bridge  Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Kin Hut, Dougal Park  O.A.P.O. Branch 038, Gibsons  Club meetings - 1st Monday of the month, 2 p.m. at Harmony  Hall. Social Tea & Bingo - 2nd and 3rd Mondays of the month. 2  p.m. Harmony Hall. Carpet Bowling & Darts - every Wednesday. 1  p.m at Harmony Hall. Phone 886-9567 for information.  Tot Lot - Roberts Creek Elementary School  Monday, Wednesday. Friday. 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 am., (except  School holidays) in Gymnasium. Phone885-3434 or886-2311 for  information.  Gibsons Tot Lol  Every Friday. 930 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Gibsons United Church Hall.  Call Eileen. 886-9411 for information. tfn  Sechelt Garden Club  Meets first Wednesday of every month, 7:30 p.m., St Hilda's Hall,  Sechelt  Sunshine Lapidary & Craft Club  Club meets 1st Wednesday every month at 7:30 p.m   For Information phone 885-2375 or 886-9204. tfn  Country Stars Square Dance Club  Dancing every  Friday night 8 -  11  at Ihe Roberts Creek  Elementary School. 886-8027  Bridge at Sunshine Coast Golf Club  Games will be held the first and third Tuesdays of each month  at the Golf Club, starting prdmplty at 7:30 p.m.  Sunshine Coast Arts Council  Regular meeting 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7 30 p.m at the  Arts Center in Sechelt TFN  Public Bingo At Harmony Hall, Gibsons  Every Thursday evening, starting at 7 45 p.m Foi information  phone 886-9567  Wilson Creek Community Association  Meeting 2nd Monday each month at Wilson Creek Hall, 8:00 p.m  Thrift Shop  Every Friday, t���3 p m  Thrift Shop  Gibsons Uniled Church base-  Al Anon Meeting  Eveiy Thursday In Gibsons at BOO p m   For miormaiion call 886-  9569 or 886-9037  Bargain Barn  The Bargain Barn ol the Pender Harbour Health Clinic Auxiliary  is open on Thursday and Saturday aflernoons from 1 00 until  3 30 TFN  Roberts Creek Hospital Auxiliary  Second Monday of each month���11 am St Aldan's Hall.  Swap Meet and Craft Fair  First Saturday of every month at Madeira Park Community Hall.  10.00a.m, to 3.00 p.m. Call 883-9258 or 883-9375 for table bookings  or arrive before 10.00a.m.  Western Weight Controllers  Now meets every Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Armour's Beach  Athletic Hall, Gibsons New members welcome.  Sunshine Coast Navy League of Canada  Cadets and Wrenettes ages 10 to 13 will again meet Tuesday  ���nights. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. United Church Hall. Gibsons. New  recruits welcomed.  Pender Harbour Library  Every month new books are added to the Library Tuesday and  Thursday, 1 30 to 3:30 and Saturday 1 30 to 4 00 are the Library  ��",S Watch for date of Kiwanis Auction Sale end ol April  All proceeds to go towards our new "Care Home Centre"  For information phone 886-7735  The Elphlnstone Pioneer Museum  Is open Saturdays from 2 00 to 4 00 p m for special tours Phone  Sheila Kitson after 5:00 p.m at 886-9335 TFN  Women's Aglow Fellowship  Meet every third Tuesday of the month at HARMONY HALL in  Gibsons. Transportation available For more information please  phone 886-7426 or 886-9774.  I  mmtm  ���aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafaaaaarMi 10.  Coast News, April 8, 1980  On becoming a Rover  Ramblings of a Rover  Lockstead from Victoria  by Dee Cee  "I wished to live deliberately,  to front only the essential facts  of life, and see if I could not  learn what it had to teach, and  not, when I came to die,  discover that 1 had not lived."  Henry David Thoreau  When, in his rude little hut  on the edge of Walden Pond,  Thoreau wrote these words, 1  doubt that in experiencing all  that life had to offer he meant  that that included drinking rot  gut booze laced with chloral  hydrate, or that he even knew  what a Mickey Finn was. It's  certain he couldn't have even  suspected that some years later,  especially in the hungry '30s,  riding freight trains and hoboing around the country in  search of non-existent work  had to be included in one's  itinerary and, to quote home  once more: "Instead of three  meals a day, if it be necessary,  cat but one." Those words of  ad\ ice, excellent as they were,  had, due to the circumstances  at that particular time, to be  translated as one meal of raw  turnips stolen from a farmer's  field!  I have always been an  admirer of Thoreau and his  philosophical outlook on life  and wished I had the gift of  expression he had, but, looking  back on it now in my journey  through life, I encountered  many things, good and bad,  that I very much doubt he even  knew of or even dreamed  existed and, perhaps, it is just as  well he didn't! My being rolled  and later tossed out on to the  side of the Hamilton to Toronto highway was a case in point,  but it taught me a lesson that  stood me in good stead during  the subsequent, sometimes  stormy, years that were to  follow. So, looking at it from a  practical point of view, what  was the loss of a small sum of  money, a watch and part of my  wardrobe? It could have been  worse. 1 could have been killed  or permanently injured.  Anyway 1 spent all of that  miserable Tuesday in bed and  how grateful I was to have a  clean warm bed to recover in. I  was expecting the Irishman to  return at any moment so I  dozed fitfully, but he never  made an appearance that day  nor the following night. There  was a light tap on the door in  the evening but it was my good  landlady enquiring if she could  bring me some homemade  soup, but regretfully I had to  decline as I don't think 1 could  have held it down and it would  have been a wasted effort.  Jim turned up in the early  hours of Wednesday morning,  half drunk and looking like the  wrath of God. He too had had  some rough experiences in his  pursuit ofthe bottle but he was  in far better shape than I was.  When I recounted my sorry tale  of misfortune instead of showing me some sympathy he  treated it as a huge joke.  However, when I told him  somewhat sharply that all 1 had  in the world was the $2 that the  truck driver had given me, he  sobered up a bit, turned out his  pockets and found that what  was left of his fortune a-  mounted to around $4, but  going over to a corner of the  room he lifted the edge of the  rug and produced two ten  dollar bills. He explained that  never, and he was very emphatic on the never, did he take  all his cash with him when he  went out on his forays but left  some hidden somewhere just in  case. What a simpleton I had  been not to think of that!  Characteristically he handed  me one of the $10 bills and $2  in change and, when I protested, he said that if we were  partners and intended to  remain so we went 50/50 in  everything. Rather than argue  and maybe hurt his feelings I  accepted his generous offer and  now, with these trivialities  settled, we got down to a  serious discussion of our future  plans.  Jim concurred with mc that  we were wasting our time in  Hamilton and suggested we  hitchhike on the morrow to  Toronto, see if there were any  opportunities for employment  there and, if the answer proved  to be negative, we would ride a  freight to Montreal. I was all  for this but first, Jim wisely  pointed out, 1 had once more to  dispose of some of my excess  baggage. Even although I had  got rid of a lot of it in Toronto  before the stone crushing job, I  still had too much and, as Jim  so succinctly put it, you can't  go either hitchhiking or jumping on and off freight trains  SPRING SCHEDULE  VANCOUVERMANAJMO  The following schedule will be in effect from  Tuesday, April 8 to Thursday, May 15,1980  inclusive:  8 SAILINGS DAILY FROM EACH TERMINAL  Lv Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver)  morning    6:30 am, 8:30,10:45  afternoon 1:00 pm, 3rl5,5:30  evening     7:45 pm, 10:00  Lv Departure Bay (Nanaimo)  morning    6:30 am, 8:30,10:45  afternoon 1:00 pm, 3:15,5:30  evening     7:45 pm, 10:00  HOWE SOUND  The following schedule will be in effect from  Tuesday, April 8 to Thursday, May 15,1980in-  clusive:  10 SAILINGS DAILY FROM EACH TERMINAL  Lv Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver)  morning    7:40 am, 10:10,11:10  afternoon 12:25 pm, 2:45,4:55  evening     6:15 pm, 7:45,9:30,11:30  Lv Langdale (Sechelt Peninsula)  morning    6:20 am, 9:00,11:15  afternoon 12:25 pm, 1:35,3:55  evening     6:00 pm, 7:25,8:55,10:30  BRITISH COLUMBIA  FERRY CORPORATION  For information phone:  VANCOUVER 669-1211 NANAIMO 753-1261  LANGDALE    886-2242 SALTERY BAY 487-9333  Schedules subject lo change without notice  with two suitcases and a  miscellany of shopping bags!  he had limited his luggage to  one packsack and it was really  amazing to me just how much  he seemed to have stuffed away  in it.  That morning as soon as the  shops opened and business got  underway once again I went  hunting for the stores with the  three balls in front, but this  time I had an experienced and  case-hardened haggler with me  so we really gave the pawnbrokers a ride for their money!  In spite of all Ihe arguments,  which at times grew quite  heated and insulting, the best  we could do for what was left of  my outfit was SIS and that  included those controversial  plus fours. To tell you the  honest truth I was sick of the  sight of them and had long  abandoned any thought of  becoming a golf pro or even  giving them an airing on any  links. However, the thought  did occur to me that I had only  been in this country a mere four  months and that I was rapidly  doing the "rags to riches" saga  in reverse! Not that I was rich  when I arrived in this new land  but at least I not only had a  respectable amount of money,  considering it's purchasing  value at the time, but I certainly  had an extensive wardrobe and  expensive luggage. Now I was  down to the clothes I was  wearing and a change of pants,  shirt and underwear, some  socks  and  shaving gear  all  by Don Lockstead  March 28, 1980 '  After the government's  vague energy policy statement  last month, many hoped the  budget would clarify the government's intentions. But a-  gain we were disappointed. The  budget demonstrates the same  confusion and lack of consistency that has become the  hallmark of this government.  The government seems to  have some difficulty in accomplishing its stated objectives.  The budget speech discusses  encouraging the use of energy  forms other than oil. But why  then in the same breath does it  remove the tax on both natural  gas and fuel oil? All in all, there  is really not much in the budget  that will direct people away  from oil. The selective tax cuts  on energy-saving and alternate  energy devices arc only ineffective incentives at best. Most  homeowners will save only  about $20 on the cost of a wood  burning stove and about the  same amount on storm windows for the average three  bedroom home.  Another   example   of   the  inability to accomplish its  stated goals involves the government's intention to "cushion  the impact of high energy  costs". To this end, it removed  the provincial social services  tax on residential natural gas  and electricity billings. But in  spite of this rather small  concession, and in spite of the  earlier announcement of a  future Public Utilities Commission, all of us will face an  increase in hydro rates come  April 1. And this rate increase  comes at a time when B.C.  Hydro will save about $66  million annually by dumping  the transit system onto the  municipalities.  Speaking in the Legislature I  reminded the government that  part ofthe billion dollars going  to be spent on the Cheekye-  Dunsmuir 500 kv transmission  line could have been utilized to  explore alternate forms of  energy such as the proposed  natural gas pipeline to Vancouver Island.  According to the budget  speech, government energy  development and research will  be "a major element in achieving energy security". This may  be true if the government can  refrain from the same kind of  schizophrenic decision-making  it used to create and destroy the  Bates Commission on uranium  mining. Once in place, the  Commission should have been  able to complete its $2 million  mandate, but the government  chose to cut it off permaturely.  We can only hope the $10  million the government has put  aside for the new energy  development fund will not be  wasted in a similar fashion.  In view of numerous indications that the government's  rather skimpy energy policy is  already being undermined, it  remains to be seen just how  effective this fund will really be.��fj  Energy is the cornerstone of, j  our homes, industry, agricul- j  ture and methods of transpor- ,.,j  tation. But his government has^,.  failed to take a position tfi  Surely if ever we needed a clear ;  energy policy in the history of j  B.C., it is now. '  Royal Bank installs new system  SECHELT April 15: The Royal  Bank in Sechelt has installed a  new type of teller system called  "Central Teller", designed to  make the business of banking  easier for customers.  While bank customers may  have been Central Teller in  operation on the Lower Mainland or elsewhere in B.C. its  introduction to Sechelt branch  is a first on the Sunshine Coast.  The idea behind the Central  Teller system, often called'one  stop banking", is to allow  clients to conduct all their  business without being referred  to other departments for  travellers cheques, drafts, or  new accounts.  Except for  taking out loans, a client can :  usually conduct all his banking :  business through one person."    j  Another advantage of the,.J  Central Teller concept is that fR  during peak business periods, .]  additional staff can be moved <!  to the front counter to ensure :  efficient service.  stuffed in a second hand army  haversack that had been part of  the transaction we had concluded with our friends (?) in  the pawn shop.  Back to the rooming house, a  touching scene with good,  kind, old Mrs. Donnelly, who  tried to give us back some of  our rent money seeing we had  been there less than a week, but  which of course we refused, and  then out on to the highway  leading to Toronto.  I had split the $18 I had  received with Jim, so now we  had a little over $40 between us  and our hopes were high. With  the resilience of youth I had  shaken off the effects of the  doping and in prospect was a  possible speedy return to  Montreal. Could any young  fellow ask for more?  HOW TO TEACH AN  ID HOG NEW TRICKS,  If fuel costs are driving you crazy,  help yourself.  And save up to $500 a year.  Whether you own a spanking  new Rabbit, or a '57 Ford, you car's  mileage can be improved  dramatically through regular  maintenance and proper driving  habits. They can make a big  difference in our energy  consumption, and your pocketbook.  More than 17 million barrels of oil  are consumed by private cars in  British Columbia every year.  And it's getting worse.  While Americans decreased their  gas consumption by 11% in 1979, we  increased ours by almost7%.  In short, our neighbours to the  south are heading in the right  direction. And we aren't.  FUEL FOR THOUGHT.  Even after major technological  advances, your brain is still the best  energy saving device your car has.  To demonstrate how we can all be  more fuel efficient, the British  Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines  and Petroleum Resources organized  Operation Tune-Up.  With the co-operation of Energy,  Mines and Resources Canada, and  the B.C. A. A., Operation Tune-Up  asked twelve media personalities to  demonstrate the savings made  possible through a change in driving  habits, and car maintenance.  The ordinary gas mileage of each  car and driver was determined.  Then, after a thorough mechanical  tune-up, and two hours of  instruction on how to drive for fuel  efficiency, each participant put his  new-found knowledge on the road.  Gas mileage was then recorded for  one week.  Nicole Parton of the Vancouver  Sun improved her compact car's  mileage by 20%.  Phil Roberts of CJOR increased  the mileage of his late model North  American car by 33.8%. Almost $500  a year in fuel savings.  Even though most of the cars in  Operation Tune-Up were smaller,  more efficient models, the average  improvement in gas mileage was a  healthy 15.4%.  And how did they do it? With a  little common sense and these simple  driving habits that apply to all cars,  and every driver in British Columbia.  THEANTI-GUZZLE   GLOSSARY.   Maintain your car. A tune-up  twice a year will ensure that your car  operates at peak efficiency.  In this age of self-serve gas  stations, remember to check under  the hood for oil, fluid and water  levels every other fill-up.  Check tan belt tension and tire  pressure once a month,  under-inflated tires can be a real drag  on your car's performance.  Follow the instructions in your  owner's manual for regular servicing.  Avoid "Tack Rabbit" starts.  Operate your accelerator smoothly.  Pretend there's an egg between your  foot and the gas pedal; and a glass of  water on the dasn. If you continually  break the egg, and spill the water,  you're making a mess of your fuel  economy.  Watch traffic well ahead. Slow  down way before you reach a red  light. Why hurry up and wait, when  the light could turn green before you  come to a complete stop?  Slow down. Especially on the  highway. When you go fast, so does  our gasoline supply. You can travel  25% farther at 80 km/h than you can  at 110 km/h.  Don't rest your foot on the brake  pedal. It's dangerous, damaging, and  forces your engine to work harder for  no reason.  Reduce warm-up times. Start  driving after 30 seconds, or sooner.  Your car will warm up more quickly,  and you'll be using that gas to go  places, instead of |ust sitting there.  Also, turn off the engine if you're  stopped for any reason longer than  one minute.  Don't store heavy items in the  trunk. Nowadays, there's no such  thing as a free ride, even for your golf  clubs.  Remove rnnfrarku when not in  use. They dramatically increase wind  resistance.  Avoid traffic jama, Sometimes  more easily said than done. But if  you leave a bit earlier, or later, you'll  be surprised how much less waiting  you'll nave to put up with. Pay  attention to traffic reports and take  alternate routes.  Drive less. Walk more. And use  your bike, public transportation and  car pools whenever possible. There's  less wear and tear on your car, and  your nerves.  Plan ahead. Short trips for little  errands are made on cold, fuel  hungry engines. The more trips you  combine into one, the more you save.  Know exactly where you re going,  and how to get there. Don't waste  your energy driving around in  circles.   LET'S GET IN THE HABIT OF  SAVING GAS.  If every British Columbian  followed the examples ot Operation  Tune-Up we'd improve our gas  mileage by at least 15%. Sure, it  could cost you a few extra minutes a  day, but aren't they worth the  hundreds of dollars a year you'll  save?  WE DON'T MAKE OIL,   WE FIND IT,   And it's getting harder to find  every year. The cost of gasoline is  going up, but if you follow these  rules, so will your savings.  Keep these driving habits in  mind and your car will be more  reliable.  We'll have less automobile  pollution.  And more gasoline to go around,  for all of us.  OPERATION TUNE-UP  COULD SAVE US 91.6  MILLION GALLONS OF  GASOLINE IN BRITISH  COLUMBIA, IN ONE YEAR.  For your free copy of "Fuel  Economy and You" send this  coupon to:  FUEL ECONOMY AND YOU  P.O. Box 825  500 Lougheed Highway  Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3C1J0  This is your mailing label.  Please print clearly.  POSTAL CODE -  Province of British Columbia  Ministry of Energy, Mines  and Petroleum Resources.  CONSERVATION AND  TECHNOLOGY DIVISION.  Hon. Bob McClelland, Minister.  a, ..1V^^^��SN^  mii'it!--W '  , r  .'Ti  I -j,  id  ilUt  318  :A  r.lo  [al,  ���n  ��� ;i  ;.lt  ...-I  sin  1:1  !  -a^*M��i^T��tfi  dm tELiW In Christ's Service  Coast News, April 8, 1980  The question of worship  These youngsters get their first fishing lesson on the Davis Bay Wharf.  *m ���* ��� Ol dip in the middle as if it were  Music Scene  by Mike Evans  Guitar-buying for the first  time buyer can be confusing.  There are scores of brand  names and styles to choose  from and scores of differing  opinions on how to "size up" a  guitar. This week I'd like to  shed.a little light on how to  choose an acoustic guitar.  The first thing you must  decide, even before you begin  looking around, is "What am I  going to use this guitar for?" If  you just want something to  mess around on occasionally,  satisfaction can certainly be  found in lower quality, lower-  priced guitars. Should you  desire to pursue the instrument  a bit further, maybe take a few  lessons, etc., you will need a  higher quality guitar���a guitar  that won't compromise your  progress. Of course, it can go  on and on if professional  engagements are your goal.  Top-of-the-line acoustic guitars can cost $600-$2,500 or  more. However, being a first-  time buyer and being moderately enthusiastic, a medium-  priced guitar is in order.  There are four main criteria  by which a guitar can be  appraised: place of manufacture, brand name, type of wood  used in construction, and  overall condition of the guitar.  The most inexpensive guitars  are manufactured in Taiwan or  Korea, the medium-priced  classification belongs to the  Japanese, and the top-quality  guitars are manufactured in the  U.S. We have already chosen  the medium-priced guitars, so I  have listed the major brands  manufactured in Japan: Yam-  aki, Yamaha, Fender (acoustic  only), Sigma, Aria, el "Degas,  and Takamine. These brands  are very similar in quality. Any  major difference would be a  matter of personal taste. It is  important to seriously consider  the "name" brands because it is  the name brands which retain  their resale value.  Perhaps the most easily  defined variable is the type of  wood used in the construction  of the guitar. Mahogany is  standard for the heck, back,  and sides, rosewood is used for  the fingerboard, and spruce is  used for the top. In the higher  echelons of medium-priced  guitars, rosewood replaces  mahogany and solid tops  replace laminated tops. These  specifications are used universally and, as such, provide  excellent criteria for appraisal.  So, thus far, you want a  Japanese guitar, you prefer one  of the aforementioned brand  names, and you want the guitar  to be constructed of mahogany,  rosewood and spruce. Now it is  time to look at the quality of  individual guitars in order to  make a selection.  Assuming the joints are tight  and the cosmetic appearance of  the guitar is good, the most  important feature that needs  individual inspection is the  neck. The "trueness" of the  neck will determine absolutely  the payability of the guitar.  Providing the bridge is set  properly (most are), the strings  should be no more than 3/16 of  an inch off the fingerboard at  the 12th fret. If the distance is  much greater, it means the neck  is out of set and a player will  experience difficulty pressing  the strings down. Next, check  the fingergoard and frets for  wear or cavities.  So far, so good. Now comes  the important part. You must  determine if the neck is  straight, bent back, or dipped.  Contrary to what you've heard,  a guitar neck should not be  straight. It should have a slight  responding to the natural  tension ofthe strings. You can  check this two ways. One is to  sight down the neck to get a  general idea of what it looks  like. A better way is to lay the  guitar face up on your lap,  place your right and left index  fingers on the low "E" string at  opposite ends of the fingerboard (1st and last frets) and  press the string tight to the  fingerboard. The string pressed  between these two points  (fingers) provides a straight line  by which the dip in the neck can  be assessed. There should be a  slight gap between the string  and the fingerboard halfway  between your two fingers. The  gap should gradually decrease  on either side of this point. It is  most important to do this test  before buying any guitar; the  dip in the fingerboard largely  eliminates buzzing of the  strings on the frets. And should  you discover a guitar with a  neck that bends the opposite  way���toward the strings���  don't buy it; it won't play  properly.  So if your prospective purchase meets these standards,  you can be assured of good  quality.  Come cry with me  by Ann Napier  Dear Ann,  I've been wondering���since  you often mention sex, what  do you think of abortion, pro  or con?  Debating  Dear Debating,  I'm always of an opinion���  shaped by my experiences, or  the experiences of others, In  this case. When I was about  six years old my mother lost  her closest friend from an Illegal abortion���the operator  pierced the bowel and peritonitis set It. She was In and oat  of oar house, a loved person,  and I'll never forget the use-  lessness of her death, a young  beautiful woman. Her sad  lover���they lived together-  only intimates knew be couldn't get a divorce, and they  could not marry���I remember  combing his hah- as he lay on  the couch In a clumsy way, trying to comfort him.  Another friend, one of  mine, a singer, also young and  blonde and pretty, was In love  with a married man. She went  to a comer In New York, was  picked up In a station wagon  and taken to an unknown place  and Dr. She could never have  children after this. Her family  and religion were her reasons.  So I think much tragedy is  averted, by legal abortion.  On the other hand, I think It  should occur rapidly, not wait  till cells take the shape, the  form of a baby���I think that Is  three months. If these on-  wanted children are bom,  their lot Is sometimes the battered child���the one left alone  at night to bam with the  empty house. I wouldn't want  to live the life of an unwanted child. I had love, tenderness, surprises, and In general think that the surrounding  love Is necessary, to grow and  mature and love  by Rev. George W. Inglis  Sunshine Coast  United Churches  Is it possible for hollow and  wooden liturgy to take on new  life and becoming a pulsing and  living worship form that is as  vital and vibrant as the unveiling of innocence every time it is  performed?  Questions like these are  being asked in mainline churches, whether the churches'  backgrounds are liturgical or  not, and some of the answers  are very interesting.  In some of the church  councils, searching studies  have been made into the  problem, and it would be  imprudent to speculate too  specifically on answers, but it  seems to be reasonable to state  that there is a wide acceptance  of the fact that ritual and  liturgy has deteriorated in  today's worship practices.  Much of the decline in  emphasis on liturgy, of course,  came as the aftermath of the  16th century Reformation, and  some churches were founded  on the premise that liturgy  should be turfed out, along  with indulgences, private confession, statuary, ecclesiastical  garments, church architecture,  etc.  Many of the great Protestant churches have turned back  toward a type of liturgy, but  many of them have done it so  furtively that the result has  been a pompous and heavy-  handed ritual, not unlike the  worship practices of ancient  Israel in the 8th century B.C.  which prompted the Lord to  say, through the mouth of the  prophet Amos: "I hate, I  despise your feasts, and I take  no delight in your solemn  assemblies...Take away from  me the noise of your songs; to  the melody of harps I will not  listen. But let justice roll down  like waters, and righteousness  like an ever-flowing stream."  (Amos 5:21, 23, 24)  What the Lord was trying to  tell those northern tribes of  Israel was that their rituals and  liturgies all had a false and  hollow ring, in view of the  social conditions in that day���  where Israelite enslaved fellow  Israelites, and widows and  orphans were trampled on and  ground into the dust���where  God's law of love was being  cast aside scornfully, and  constantly.  The basic problem with  those 10 northern tribes was  that they had become arrogant  and conceited, so much so that  they no longer heard the  Word of God in their liturgies,  nor felt his awesome power and  love as their forefathers had  done. They had become stagnated in their response to God,  and entrenched in their human  arrogance as the cherished and  protected Chosen People.  The lack of sincerity and  humility in their liturgy had  turned their "solemn assemblies" into mockeries that  offended God himself! Their  entrenched and exclusivity of  attitude had led them away  from their proper role as the  light of the world, and resulted  in a sudden and devastating  wipe out of all of those  northern tribes at the hands of  the Assyrians, in 722 B.C., just  a few short years after the  prophet Amos had thundered  the Lord's warning to them.  The most distressing facet of  this dry and empty ritual was  the fact that the Israelites were  known throughout the then-  civilized world as magnificent  liturgists, incorporating dram-  a, music and a richness of  interpretation with a natural  proclivity for dance, movement, song and sense of timing.  Even to this day a cantor in a  synagogue arouses a spine-  tingling sense of the magnificence of the tradition which  dates right back to the "slave-  pens of the delta", some 2,000  years before Christ himself  worshipped in the synagogues  of Palestine and the temple in  Jerusalem.  There was an un-selfcon-  sciousness about the Semitic  people that has never imparted  itself to the stiff and self-  conscious western races, and in  like manner the magnificence  of the liturgy of the Jews failed  to find its way convincingly  into the western mind, in spite  of its honesty of intent.  Many of the conservative  and fundamentalist churches,  sects and movements have  never recognized the possibility  of there being any redeeming  features in liturgy as a part of  the worship pattern, and have  tried to make up for its lack  with free-wheeling and unstructured worship, which  actually contains a laboured  Weather  It was an average month of  rainfall last month. 11.84 cm of  precipitation fell on the Sunshine Coast compared to the  19-year average of 11.89 cms.  Last year rainfall in March was  only 6.69 cms.  The driest March on record  saw only 5.26 cms in 1965 and  the wettest was in 1974 when  24.71 cms fell.  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I IX��ftoBiwioSi��yort.UiiAi4fl(i.WiiMrlon.DC.Dillil/FT Wortb.Cliscapj.rloooliilu  VAHcou      | ToroBto yMlmi vincouw lad other mijor cities worldaide  ,t J A Member oltbeDeak-Perera Group otCompaasti ___  WATERBEDS and  CUSTOM DRAPES  Complete Line of Samples  ctaniadown quilts  Feather & Polyester  PILLOWS  Queen. & Klagi, from *) ap  Bedspreads  e  Waterbed Bedding  rf��  with the purchase of a Waterbed  All Quilts & Waterbed Bedding  liturgy in its lack of liturgy. .  The problem seems to be  focused on the problem of  retaining a fresh spontaneity of  form that will enhance the  worshipper's joy in his belief,  and yet be sufficiently structured so that the simplest  member of the congregation  may feel at home and part of  the flow of the liturgy. It must  also have sufficient meat that it  is instructive and nourishing,  while retaining its joyousness.  It is desirable to have  enthusiastic and thoughful  participation by the laiety of  the church, so that the flavour  of the body of Christ, the  community of his followers  comes through loud and clear.  Probably one of the most  definitive books on the subject  in recent years is "Strong,  Loving and Wise" by Robert  W. Hovda, a liturgist who has  done a great deal of research  into the matter for the Roman  Catholic church in the United  States.  Hovda points out that the  leader of the liturgy must be all  of those things, "stong, loving  and wise," so that he or she can  lead without imposing, guide  firmly and surely, but unobtrusively, and be wise and  gentle enough to assist those  who falter in their roles.  In this fashion, with strong  and loving leadership and  spirit-filled and joyous disciples of Christ, the approach to  the throne of God each Sunday  morning may become an exciting adventure which everyone in the church family may  share in, and which will renew  and strengthen the faithful,  rather than enervate and  torpify them.  It's lightly structured discipline supplies the framework  within which everyone trom  nine to 90, from every walk of  life and every cultural background, may worship in a  melodious out-pouring of their  love and in fellowship with  their neighbour.  Impossible? Don't you believe it!  been wetter than 1979 with  40.16 cms recorded as compared to 34.14 cms at this time  last year.  The Hunter Gallon/  Open: Mon. - Sal.  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  ���  A quality home  you can afford  right now  can be yours  right now.  This is just one of our attractive All  Family Modfils, available for Immediate  delivery to your lot.  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Test Drive any of our Premium  Used Cars & Trucks  GORDIE ABRAMS  Sales Consultant  AL KEEFER  Sales Consultant  885-3281  south coast Ford sales Ltd.  Hwy. 101. Sechelt, B.C. von 3ao "Across from Bonner's Furniture"  ���  ��� :\  -  ���  II  Hi;  't*a i  ���J-e* <  ,  a  'I  M.D.L. 5936 c-  The Sunshine f ��^|  Second Front  Page  1980  13.  Sechelt meetings  Portraits of this place  A veteran beachcomber  by John Moore  Local teacher Joan Robb is pictured addressing the  B.C.T.F. Annual General Meeting last week. Ms. Robb  was elected to the B.C.T.F. Executive with one of the  largest votes ever garnered. Photo by Bob Cotter  Local teacher  elected  Joan Robb, a teacher at  Davis Bay Elementary School,  was elected Wednesday to the  executive committee of the  British Columbia Teacher's  Federation at the Annual  General Meeting.  "We are very proud of Joan,"  said Sunshine Coast Teacher's  Association President Doris  Fuller. "Not only is Joan a  member of a small local  association, but she received  the highest vote of any of the  candidates for the office."  Ms. Robb has been a teacher  on the Sunshine Coast since  1974 and has taught at Gibsons  Elementary, Langdale, and  Davis Bay. She has served in  the local association as secretary and geographic representative to the British Columbia  Teacher's Federation as well as  serving on various committees  in the interest of improving  education.  "Joan is interested in, and  sensitive to, the needs and  problems of small school  districts and will be able to  contribute a great deal to the  British Columbia Teacher's  Federation," said Mrs. Fuller.  Amnesty meeting  scheduled  Sechelt���The recently  formed Sunshine Coast chapter  of Amnesty International will  hold an open meeting on  Wednesday, April 16 at Sechelt  Elementary School at 7:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Amnesty International is the  worldwide human rights organization which works, irrespective of political considerations, for the release of men  and women who are in prison  for their beliefs, colour, ethnic  origin or religion, provided  they have neither advocated  nor used violence. There are  over 200,000 Amnesty members in 111 countries. There are  over 500,000 prisoners of  conscience imprisoned  throughout the world. Over  7,000 individual prisoner cases  are taken up by Amnesty  International every year. Every  day reports are received of new  arbitrary arrests, detentions  without trial, imprisonment of  innocent men, women and  children, torture, abductions,  executions and other political  atrocities.  Amnesty International needs  more members and workers to  campaign for basic human  rights and for the liberation of  all prisoners of conscience. The  campaigns do work���virtually  one out of every two prisoners  of conscience campaigned for  has   been   freed,   granted   a  reduction in sentence or transferred to better detention  facilities.  Join the April 16 meeting  and find out how you can  become involved. For more  information phone 885-9798 or  write to Box 1186, Sechelt, B.C.  Coming up for his 65th  birthday, Ray Fletcher is one of  the oldest active beachcombers  on this Coast. His grandfather,  James Fletcher, brought his  family to Gibsons in 1887,  joining his former Vancouver  neighbours, George and Mary  Glassford. A year later, James  Fletcher pre-empted the property immediately west of what  is now Pratt Road and the  family home, where Ray  Fletcher was born, still stands,  in spite of many renovations.  Fletcher and his wife Lucy  now live in the Lower Village,  in a neat trim house on the road  named after his ancestors,  overlooking the Harbour that  has always been their home  port. For many years they  worked together aboard their  boat Tideline.  "That boat brought in a lot of  logs," Lucy Fletcher said,  looking reflectively out over  the Sound.  "I've owned a lot of boats  over the years," Ray Fletcher  said. As a young man he spent  ten years working in logging  camps, then as a fisherman, to  buy his own workboat and start  beachcombing. Since 1943, he  has made his living exclusively  by salvaging logs, though he  supplemented his income by  running a small independent  tug for a few years.  'Times were tough, in some  ways, when I started out," he  says, "but you could always  find something to do. There  was fishing and hand-logging.  You could do just about  anything you wanted. If you  worked hard enough, you  made a living. If you didn't,  you staved."  The markets for salvaged  logs were usually pretty good in  the days when Ray Fletcher  started beachcombing.  "But you had to get a lot of  logs in those days," he says.  "Over a million feet, a year, but  there were a lot more logs  around then, too. There  wertn't .many mills on Vancouver .Island then and they  used tohave to bring a lot of big  tows across the Strait. Booms  broke up all the time so there  was never any shortage of logs  and you didn't have to go  around looking for them.  There'd be logs 20 feet deep on  the Gulf shore and all you had  to do was go in and pull them  off. Operating expenses were a  lot lower then. Diesel was  cheap and most of us jusuised  A warm invitation to you  to a free public lecture  on Christian Science.  HONESTY. THE POWER OF ITS  DEEPER DIMENSION  by David W. Rennie  of Denver Colorado  Member of the Christian Science  Board of Lectureship  on SUNDAY, APRIL 20 4:00 p.m.  at the TWILIGHT THEATRE  Gibsons, B.C.  Sponsored by:  Christian Science Society, Sechelt  Parking Available  PARKING AVAILABLE  CHILD CARE PROVIDED  885-9666    SUKMSOIl'S     885-5333  Dispatch     Swanson's Ready-Mix Ltd.  Ready-mill concrete  two Plants  sechelt I  Pender Harbour  Accounts  Box 172,  Sechelt, B.C.  VON 3A0  big single towing boats; you  didn't need these high-speed  tenders they use now."  Fletcher points out that the  confusion and controversy  which currently surrounds the  regulations under which beachcombers operate is nothing  new.  "Things were pretty good on  the water 'til 1954. It was pure  free enterprise, you found your  own logs and you found your  own markets for them. Technically, though, it was supposed  to be illegal to pick up logs ir  those days. Every so often  you'd gel ;i big threatening  letter from one ol the com  panics. Inn nobod) paid much  attention to them Vou dealt  mainly wiih the insurance  companies and the) were good  to deal with.'I hey had a fleet ol  guys working directly for them  and they worked "hli the  independents, ["hey wanted  their logs hack .ind they  competed with one another  They treated you well  Veteran beachcomber Ray Fletcher pictured at home.  "I think (lull Log and B.C.  I og Spiil are pretty well what  changed il all," Fletcher says.  1 lungs weren't too bad for a  tew years, then we went  through ii peiiod there in the  earl) mmics where everybody  led' to be a beachcomber.  I hey ihnnght there was some-  thi ran antic about it. Iguess  in .1 way there was. but after a  it   iii-1  became a job,  nding on how hard you  worked at it.  \ round 1965 there was a big  gang of guys in this area  involved in the business. Logs  W( i' getting harder to find and  then B.C. Log Spill started  cutting the price for spill work  About 1967 I quit working the  spills altogether because the  pi ice of g;is and everything else  was going up by leaps and  bounds and they were paying  less and less. 1 don't imagine  they're paying much more now  for spill work than they were in  the loriies, but there are so  many guys out there thai just  want to get out and get the logs  before they worry about what  they're being paid. It's a great  situation lor B.C. Log Spill,  but...* Fletcher shrugged.  Beachcombers have never  hi!'] much luck when it conies  to gelling together to stop  ai thing the companies or the  government   wanted   to  do.  II r was at least one attempt  in the late lollies, where the  beachcombers wanted to form  their own cooperative to mar-  kel their logs collectively, but  (lull Log was on the drawing  boards then and even though  There are three meetings  scheduled for the proposed  Parks and Trails Project in  Sechelt. All three meetings will  be in the Senior Citizens Hall.  At 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday the  8 th of April there will be a  public information meeting.  On Sunday at 1:00 p.m. on  April 13 Sechelt Village residents will be invited, and on the  following Sunday at the same  time, a meeting will be held for  the residents in. Areas B and C.  On Wednesday, April 9 at  7:00 p.m. also in the Senior  Citizens Hall, Aldermen Hall  and MacDonald will be speaking on the topic 'How should  Council spend tax dollars'. The  meeting is sponsored by the  Ratepayers Association and is  open to the public.  The deadline for aldermanic  candidates in the upcoming  Sechelt by-election is noon on  April 14. The position vacant is  that of alderman for the Village  of Sechelt and is for the  remainder of the 1980 term.  the government was supposed  to be sympathetic to co-ops at  the time, that idea got stonewalled pretty fast. There's been  attempts to form associations  and whatnot, but most of them  haven't amounted to much.  They hold a few meetings, print  up some stationery, then they  just disappear, It's partly the  business, I guess, everybody's  spread out, independent, and  everybody's got hit own ideas  about how things ought to be  done."  Fletcher spoke briefly about  the White Paper, currently the  source of much controversy,  saying "Either way you look at  it. a lot of logs are lost by die  companies ami it makes no  difference whether they're lost  to theft or by floppy log-  handling. Either way, they're1'  not taking care of their wood, I  know they've always had the  attitude that we're a bunch of  thieves, and 1 guess, like in any  other business, there's always  been a few guys who were  crooked around, but no more  than in any other business. I  spent a long time trying to  make it a respectable business  and I expect I'll be at it a while  longer."  Ray Fletcher continues to  work Howe Sound from the 36  foot Carmelo Point, moored at  Gibsons, taking three or four  thousand logs a year to keep his  hand in.  'I'm going to be at it for 12  more years," he says.  "Why 12 more years, Ray?"  his Wife Lucy asks.  ;. That's just the way it's going  to Be," Fletcher replies, staring  out over the rippling Sound.  Low-cost  permanent insurance  For the maximum amount of permanent  life insurance at the lowest net premium,  our Life PRO plan is your answer.  Call me about it soon.  Geoff Hodgklnton,  Box 957,  Gibsons, B.C.  886-8018  Mutual Life of Canada  CUTLASS CALAIS COUPE  mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ^.MmumiQ  Our new and used vehicles  are still being sold at the old  interest rates.  We also have in stock,  diesei car$ and trucks  We would like to mm the merchants of the Sunnycrest  Mall tor their co-operation during their 3rd Annluersary  Sale. Our demonstration was a huge success. Seueral new  cars were sold, and a large numher of people became  aware of our superior product.  For complete ICBC and  personal autobody repairs and  24-hour towing service  Sunshine D  Tel. 8855131  (eves. 885-3462)  Wharf Rd., Sechelt  i Coast News, April 8, 1980  Strikes and spares  by Bud Mulcaster  The Sechelt Peewee all star team raise their hands in jubilation as the final whistle goes  on their three to one win over the Squamish team. The game was part of the weekend  Hockey Jamboree.  The Regional Zone Finals  tot the National Classified  Tournament were held last  Sunday at Fraser Bowlaway.  Our two teams were a combination of Garibaldi and Gibsons  Lanes bowlers. Debbie McDonald was our only lady  bowler on the team and she  bowled very well but the team  couldn't put it together and  they wound up in 5th spot.  On the men's team from  here were John Wilson, Ar-  man Wold, and Jeff Mulcaster. They bowled very well  and after the second game it  was anybody's tournament.  Scafair Bowl won the event by  going crazy in the last half of  the three. Their third bowler  rolled a big 300 game and the  rest pulled their games up by  striking out from about the  seventh frame. This is what  you have to do though if  you're going to win.  In the Classic League,  Jeff Mulcaster rolled games of  304-318 and 1065 for four;  Freeman Reynolds games of  323-328 and 1148 for four; and  Paddy Richardson a high  game of 293 and 1029 for four.  Mary Braun rolled a 353 single  in the Gibsons 'A' league and  in the Wednesday Coffee  League, Nora Solinsky had a  295 single and an 804 triple  and Bonnie McConnell rolled  a 345 single and an 807 triple.  Mel de los Santos came up for  a visit and spared in the Phuntastique League and promptly rolled a 300 single.  Kathy and Ian Clark and  Larry and Mary Braun went to  Park Lanes in Chilliwack to take in a Bowlspiel  and won the 'C event to bring  home $300. Pat Prest went  with friends from Vancouver  and they came in second in  the'B'event for $280.  Highest Scores  Tuesday Coffee:  Nora Solinsky 253-682  PamSwanson 293-711  Swingers:  Len Hornett 185-520  Cathy Martin 209-567  Gibsons At  Mavis Stanley        292-679  Pat Prest 293-703  From the Fairway  by Ernie Hume  In this simulated accident, participants in the lifesaving course at the Gibsons Pool give the victim oxygen to  revive her from heat prostration. The course finished on the weekend. Nine of the eleven taking it passed.  Len Bullied has successfully  undergone a by-pass operation at Lion's Gate Hospital.  At last report, he was resting  comfortably and progressing  satisfactorily. Get well quick-'  ly, Len. A "Hello" to Priscilla  Leith and Marg Langdale, and  a get well wish from all of us.  Men's Spring Medal Play  Trophy is scheduled for Sunday, April 13th. Only a few  days left to sharpen up for the  season opener.  Ladies' Day 18 Hole Tournament proved quite successful with thirty ladies partaking  in a count putts only competition. Eilleen Evans proved to  be the winner with the least  number of putts, with Jean  Gray taking 2nd place.  In the 2nd flight, Kay Mit-  telstcadt was the winner with  Judy Forman runner-up. In  the 9-holes-only section, Marg  Humm came first with Gladys  Warner ataking 2nd place.  On Ladies' Day, April 8th, a  Wiole shotgun start tournament has been planned, for  the Ruth Bowman Trophy. A  12:30 luncheon has been arranged, followed by a fashion  show. Clothing being shown is  from the club's own Pro Shop,  modelled by our own lady golf  ers. Taking part in the modelling will be Judy Forman,  Barb Bradshaw, Eleanor  Thompson, Kay Mittelsteadt,  Lil Bullied, and Wilma Sim,  with Audrey McKenzie as  commentator.  A surprising number of  green fee players took the opportunity to play our course  over the Easter weekend. I am  sure they were quite happy  and satisfied with the course  and greens. A goodly number  of our younger population are  taking advantage of the fine  weather to use the golfing  facility that is available to  them, which is great to see.  These guys and gals will be  our new members and golfers  to represent us in future tour  naments.  The    men    crib    players  ended  their  season  with   a  good Baron of Beef Dinner.  Many thanks to Ozzie Hincks  for running another successful season. The mixed crib  players finish up on Wednesday with a warm thank-you  to Marg Arbuckle.  Casino Night this yeaar will  be held on Saturday, April  12. Better practise up on your  playing techniques, and join  in the fun for a good night of  cards, craps, and wheel of  fortune and food.  STUDENT ASSISTANCE  TASK FORCE  The Federal-Provincial Task Force on  Student Assistance is reviewing current  and proposed alternative programs for  post-secondary Canadian student  assistance related to a student's financial  need;  written views are invited from the public.  These may deal with any or all aspects of  student assistance including alternatives  for the continuation, modification or  replacement of existing policies and  programs of both federal and provincial  governments;  further information can be obtained from:  The Federal-Provincial Task Force on  Student Assistance, P.O. Box 2211, Postal  Station P, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2T2;  closing date for submissions to the Task  Force is June 1,1980.  I*  ROMAN CATHOLIC  SERVICES  Rev, Angelo De Pompa,  Parish Priest  I imes nf Mosses  Saturday, vim p.m.  St. Mary's, Gibsons  Kniiil.ir Suridaj Musses  9:00 a.m. Our Lady ofLourdes  Church, Sechelt  Indian Reserve  ll):00a.m. Holy lamily  Church, Sechell  12:1111 noon St. Mary's Church.  Gibsons  Confessions before Mass  Phone: 885-9526 or 885-5201  G1IISONS PENTECOSTAL  CHURCH  Cedar Grove School on Chaster Rd.  Sunday 9:45  Morning Worship 11:00  Evening Fellowship 7:00  Home Bible Studj  ( ;ill Pastoi led Boodle  886-7107 or 886-0482  Affiliated with the  Pentecostal Assemblies ol  Canada  Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.  Worship Service- 11:00 a.m.  Evening Fellowship 6 p.m.  Bible Surds - Wed. 7:3(1 p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  UNITED CHURCH  Davis Bay-SI. John's United  Worship. Sunday 9:30 a.m.  Study Session  Thursday, 2:3(1 p m  Gibsons-Gibsons United  Sundaj School, 9:30 a.m.  Sunday Worship, 11:1)11 a.m,  Study Session  Tuesday, 7:30 p.m  Prayer and Share  Wednesday. 1:30 p.m.  Pastor  The Rev. George W. Inglrs.ii n,  Phone 886-2.133  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIS1  CHURCH  Sabbath School Sal., II) a.m.  I lour ol Worship Sat., II a.m.  St. John's United Church  Davis Bay  Pastor C. Drieberg  Everyone Welcome  For information phone  885-9750 oi 883-2736  Secretary  ol Slate  Secretariat  dElal  rt  ft  i fa.*.as <iraafc  aitAic.an.l.-wl.J  Mary Braun 352-746  Sylvia Bingley 250-683  Lome Christie 243-714  Bob McConnell 272-764  Wednesday Coffee:  Nora Solinsky 295-804  Bonnie McConnell 345-807  Slough-Offs:  Carol Tetzlaff 250-649  Ann Foley 281-664  Dot Robinson 242-695  Ball & Chain!  Emma Butcher 286-664  Don Slack 275-707  Phuntastique;  Orbita de los Santos 260-679  Pat Prest  Ralph Roth  Leglont  Hazel Skytte  Jeff Mulcaster  Y.B.C. Peeweesi  Nichole Kirsch  Billy Skinner  Gary Tetzlaff  Bantams:  Nedeen Skinner  Paul Reed  Chris Constable  275-738  226-643  256-659  289-751  120-233  129-234  134-255  173-403  155-417  166-454  Gibsons  Shell Service  SPRIH8 SAFETY SPECIAL  S29.95  Includes:  * Oil Filter    * 5 Litres of 10w30 Oil  * 12 Point "Safety Inspection"  ��� Brake System  ��� Exhaust System  ��� Wheel Bearings  ��� Front End & Suspension  ��� Shock Absorbers  ��� Tires  ��� Belts & Hoses  ��� U-Joints  ��� Fluid Levels  ��� Filters  ��� P.C.V. System  ��� Lights.  Lower Gibsons 886-1S7*  Jogging  with father  by Ava Bandi  When I began jogging, it  wasn't really a voluntary  decision. My father began  jogging and, wanting company,  asked me to accompany him  occasionally. Not wanting him  to be angry, upset or disappointed if I refused, I went. I  found it a dead bore; a form of  self-inflicted punishment and  not in the least bit enjoyable.  After a while, my dad, being the  enthusiastic person he is,  decided it would be a terrific  thing to get all five of, his  daughters off to a good,  healthy start; at least on the  weekends.  From that point on, for the  next two years, weekend slumbering ended at 7:30 or 8:00 in  the morning. At that hour my  father went through the house  whipping the covers off one  bed, depositing a cold, sopping  wet facecloth on the occupant  of the next, yanking one inert  form from her cosy nest to  dump her on that of another or  any other method of cruelly  awakening his beloved children  that popped into his head.  (We'd always maintained he  had a streak of sadism.) But  after being put through various  types of rude interruptions of  my gentle slumber I developed  a sixth sense which told me  firstly, that it was morning, and  secondly, that dad was in my  room, wanting to awaken me to  go jogging, at which point I  would sit up at a 90 degree  angle, shouting, "I'm awake!  I'm awake!"  But just because we were up  didn't mean we would go  without a fight. Runners lost  themselves as if by magic, all  kinds of ailments became  evident, most of them below  the waistline, and, the odd  time, even empty beds showed  Please turn to Page Seventeen.  PENINSULA  MARKET  885-9721    Davis Bay, B.C.  tide tables  Reference:    Pacific  Point Atkinson Standard Time  Wed. Apr. 9  0055  0645  1100  1815  Thurs. Apr. 10  0150  0750  1240  19.10  Fri. Apr. 11  0240  0845  1355  2030  Sal. Apr. 12  0325  0930  1510  2120  Sun. Apr. 13  0355  1010  1600  2210  Mon. Apr. 14  0435  1050  1700  2305  Tues. Apr. IS  0510  1130  1810  2345  GROCERIES FISHING TACKLE  SUNDRIES TIMEX WATCHES  Open 9���9     7 Days a Week  BOAT WITH CONFIDENCE  The Leaders in Quality and Performance  CORMORANT 1800  Ideal ovewlghtei  Choose from hard top or so// lop model  Features u alk thru window lor easy docking,  available in an outboard model  Several In-Store Specials   Marine and Fishing Tackle  Wide selection of Aluminum boats and dinghies.  EsEEr    ^ EZ Loaders  Outboards parts and service,  Sunnycrest  Mall, Gibsons  Johnson outboards  IN THE SEA HORSE TRADITION  Corner of Trail &  Cowrie- Sechelt  *?*CUl W^���Uf Sfl&lU  -��� ...-.-_. a^- Wildlife  corner  by Ian Corrance  lUegal  In this case, the old joke  about an illegal being a sick  bird is true. On Monday  morning of last week, I got a  call from Mr. and Mrs. Strach-  an in Hopkins Landing. A  mature bald eagle had landed  in their yard and was looking a  wee bit dreechit.  They had noticed it shortly  before they called me. It had  left a small trail of blood from  the front of their house around  to the back yard, where it was  sitting on the lawn unable to  fly.  The Conservation Officer  was on his way out on a call, so  he recommended that we leave  some fish out for it and let it be.  In case it had internal injuries,  to disturb it would do more  harm than good. Unfortunately, it didn't make it through  the day. The only external  injury that either the Conservation Officer or myself could  find was a nick out of its beak,  suspiciously like the damage a  pellet of shot would make.  Hopefully I'm wrong on this  and Jamie will find something  inside when he opens it up. He  plans to have it mounted and1  use it in his wildlife awareness  programs. When and if he finds  the reason for its death, I'll let  you know.  Easter holidays  If you are one of those  fortunate ones who managed to  get some time off this Spring,  there is a trip you can make that  you will never forget. At Long  Beach on Vancouver Island  you can sit on the beach and  watch the gray whales make'  their annual migration past on  their way to the Beaufort Sea.  Last year I had a call from  one of the fellows who do a  yearly count. While he was  talking to me, he was watching  half a dozen of them just  outside the surf line. From  reports on the radio, the whales  are moving through. If you  decide to go for a look-see, I'd  recommend that you call the  Pacific Biology Station in  Nanaimo first. The number is  758-5202.  The Sechelt Marsh Society  David Alderoft of the Canadian Wildlife Service was the  speaker at last Thursday's  meeting. He gave a prcsenta-  Thls eagle landed In the garden of Mr. and Mrs. Strachan in Hopkins Landing last  week. Unfortunately, it was Injured and died later in the day.  tion on shore birds and how to  identify them. What he did for  me was to make me realize that  if I went on a field trip without  my trusty field guide, I'd have  very few positive sightings.  It's always a pleasure to see  someone who enjoys their  work. He extended an invitation to the club members to  contact him when they were  over on the mainland and he  would give a tour of Iona  Island, which is one ofthe main  stop-over spots on the flyway.  During a break in the  meeting, Peter Gordon, Helen  Dawe and myself had a look at  the Hank Hall Manifesto on  Parks and Trails. I wish that I  could write 50 pages on anything and here Hank has this  huge portfolio on what I  thought was to be a pleasant  wee trail through Sechelt.  He has some plans for the  Sechelt Marsh in connection  with his trail. He wants to take  down some trees, so that people  will get some sun while enjoying his concept of what a marsh  should look like. He has listed  the Marsh Society, the Army  Cadets and the Youth Employment Program as the groups  who will clean up the area. It  would be common courtesy if  he contacted the Marsh Society  first and advised them of his  plans. We do hold the lease.  I was at the Sechelt Council  meeting the night before and  three times he mentioned that  Parks and Trails were a priority  until one of the aldermen put  him straight. It's a good idea,  but it's not what he has blown it  up to be.  I would recommend to you  Hank that you take a walk up  Nob Hill in Hopkins and see  what has been done there.  People with an eye for blending  with the natural surroundings  have built a combination  stairway and foot path to the  top of the Nob. This was not  done with a 59 page report or  any army of workers. It was  built by a handful of people, a  few chainsaws, a comealong  and good taste.  Ego boost  I received a letter from a lady  in Vancouver who agrees with  me on the killing of the  dolphins. Needing the occasional boost to my ego, as we all  do, I decided to print it.  Dear Mr. Corrance,  This is simply a "thank you"  for your "Wildlife Corner" in  the March 25 edition of the  Coast News. I agree with you so  entirely that I wanted to write  and say so. Keep it up!  In Vancouver, I am connected with several animal  welfare groups, and am keenly  interested in and concerned  about the whole wildlife and  animal situation. From whales  (I support Greenpeace) to  Harp Seals and on!  Our group has written to the  Prime Minister of Japan to  protest this recent and horrible  slaughter of the dolphins.  As we have a cottage on the  Redrooffs Road, we're up there  often, and so I see the Sunshine Coast papers.  Yours sincerely,  Mrs. Juliet Werts  That's all for now, so if you  want to contact me, call 886-  2622/886-7817 or 885-9151, ta.  Coast News, April 8,1980  Come cry with me  15.  Dear Ann,  It's very hard to be one's  best, to be all things to a man  when you aren't well. A  woman has many people depending on her for food,  clothes, for comfort and  encouragement. So to be a  lover on top of all these duties  and requirements is really difficult if one is ill or in pain.  How can one have the energy  if one is dealing with nagging  discomfort���of one sort or  another.  Spread Thin  Dear Sprtad Thin,  I think many people have to  deal with this situation. See  your doctor. If yon have cancer, then there's a lot to deal  with. They are treating cancer with ten grama of Vitamin  C a day, pins A and E. Read  all yon can on the subject. Prevention Magazine found at the  health food atom deals with a  lot of ailments and might be  heipfol to yon. Nutrition Is  very Important all of our Uvea,  but It seems our excesses  catch up to us In middle years.  No one should suffer In Una  day and age. There must be a  remedy, or at least, a pain  killer that really works���by!  Help yourself as muchd as you  can. No one knows you like  you. Eat and Ingest good food  ���no clgarets, booze, sugar,  coffee, or red meat as a start.  The B vitamins,  found  in  Brewers' yeaat���pvtlcalarly  B6, la recommended for  monthly discomfort���solve  your problems If you can. It is  certalnlyh hard to live with  pain. There's' stU the much  controversial hypnotism���  won't work for all, but for  some. We must live, and enjoy  while we ate give.  This rather well fed  female was found running in Gibsons, dragging her chain. The  dog catcher doesn't  recognise it, so it may  belong to a newcomer.  If so, phone the Gibsons Village office and  pick It up at the pound.  JTT^   Coast Business Directory <~W  I ACCOMODATION I  BELLA BEACH MOTEL  ON THE BEACH AT DAVIS BAY  UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP  Halkonens,  V^R.R. ��1 (Davis Bay)  t & 2bdrm. housekeeping units  Colour T.V., Cable ���  aaa ����. Sechelt, B.C.  OVO-HBl VON 3A0  I APPLIANCES I  SUNCOAST TRUSS LTD. gZates  (Gibsons) 886-7318  Located next to Windsor Plywood p q box 748 I  Residential & Commercial Roof Trusses Gibsons B C  I FLOOR COVERING I  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION & MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Res. 886-9949  BI m installations  17 Years Experience  Commercial And Residential  Floor Coverings  885-2923     888-888.  T.V. SERVICE  Sunshine Coast T.V.  Mon. to Sat. 9:30���5:30 885-9816  SEAVIEW CARPETS - CABINETS  SHOWROOM OPEN  Open 10-6, Tues. to Sat. Friday to 9  Phone 886-2743 and; 886-24171  HARRISON'S APPLIANCE SALES  Parts and Service  Tuesday - Saturday 9 - 5  886-9959 Pratt Rd, Gibsons  I AUTOMOTIVE  I ELECTRICAL  sh  Holland Electric Ltd.  Bill Achterberg  886-9232  Economy ruto ports bid.  Automobile, Industrial  and Body Shop Supplies  Sechelt    885-5181  We specialize in Volkswagen Repairs  ^5^ THuvtiptm MotoxB  flarts  885-9466 *honda*  r. einn electric  General Wiring &  Qualified Workmanship  RRH2 MARLENE RD., -,-  ROBERTS CREEK 885-5379  ANDREASSEIM    ELECTRIC  (GIBSONS CO.) Serving ihe Sunshine Coast  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR  Per Andreassen 886-9439  General Delivery Granthams Landing, B.C.  m  need tires?  V                   Come in to                    /  1     COASTAL TIRES      j  f  at the S-BENDS on Highway 101    ~  Phone 886-2700                 *  TomFlieger   Phone 886-7868  LECTRICAL  ONTRACTING  Box 214. Gibsons, B.C.  VON 1VO  EXCAVATING I  SUPERIOR MUFFLER  Gibsons       BING'S EXHAUST LTD.      886-8213  100% Warranty on Parts and Labour  All Exhaust Systems, Plus Dual Exhaust Conversions  J. B. EXCAVATING  886-9031  Water, sewer, drainage installation  ��� Dump Truck ��� Backhoe  ��� Cat ��� Land Clearing  ��� Free Estimates ��� Septic Fields  I CABINETS I  SUNSHINE    KITCHENS  CABINETS - REMODELLING  Showroom in Twilight TheatreBldg.        886-9411  iKOPENSAT. 10-5 OR BY APPOINTMENT ,  SHANKEL ENTERPRISES  BACKHOE SERVICE ROTOTILLIM  885-3449  �� L ���      *  HEATING  I MISC. SERVICES!  SUNSHINE ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES  885-9715  Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Whltaker House on Cowrie St., Sechelt  <��. rJ/iGl/Ofc QMxmI, r.i.a.  ��� SMALL BUSINESS SPECIALIST ���  ACCOUNTING  SERVICES  PHONE: 886-8375  METRO'S LIGHT DELIVERY  Groceries, Parcels, Empty Beer Bottles, Pick-Up  Phone 886-8039 or 885-9886  HALFMOON WINDOW CLEANING  Professional Service, serving the Sunshine Coast.  Call MIKE McGINNIS after 6 p.m.  885-3963  COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL  ^20MGIBSONS LANES Hwy,0,ty<  Open Bowling Hours: Friday & ''*���->,  Saturday 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.   �� JA  and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. uf**1  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  885-9973     Port Mellon to Ole's Cove     886-2938  Commercial Containers Available  ��****���* DRIFTWOOD CRAFTS * AND****)  CRAFT SUPPLIES ^<  SEWING NOTIONS   ;  JEWELRY^  WOOL  ^ Sunnycrest    Shopping    Centre, Gibsons    886-2525  ��* Upholsterers  *     Serving Sunshine  Coaat and Vancouver  883-9901 All Furniture - Marine - Boat Tops  CARPET-CABINET-CERAMIC CENTRE  Open Tuea. ��� Sat.   10 a.m. ��� 5 p.m.  Howe Sound Distributors Ltd.  North Road. Gibsons, B.C.  886-2765  ICG CANADIAN PROPANE  LTD.  Hwy. 101  Sechelt between St. Mary's  Hospital end Forest Ranger's Hut.  n  CANADIAN   II���  885-2360  PACIFIC-O-FIBERGLASS  FIBERGLASS LAMINATING - REPAIRS  BOATS-SUNDECKS, ETC.  14 yea, s experience 885-2981  CONTRACTING!  CONSTRUCTION LIMITED  We specialize in:      Concrete Foundation Work and Framing  Free advice on building questions lo do-it- yourself builders  Vern Koessler Box 888. Sechelt. 886-2344 Anytime8B5-2525.  ^ .^^���^-^��� ���^���^������ *  \ Mon.-Frl.   8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.   9 a.m. - 5 p.m.    ,  THOMAS HEATING  OIL BURNER SERVICE  Complete Instrument  sel-up ol furnace  886-7111  Qualitu Form 6 Garden Supply Ltd. -  886-7527  Pratt Rd .  Gibsons  ms.  * Feed  * Pet Food  * Fencing  * Fertilizer  1450 Trident Ave.  PICTURE FRAMES  Custom Made  Needle Point A Specialty  885-9573  Sechell  )  Village Tile Co.  PROFESSIONAL CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATIONS  BATHROOMS ��� KITCHENS - ENTRANCE HALLS  Box 65 . Phone  Sechelt Joe Jacques 885-3611  ' I  ���  P. M. GORDON  I  B.C. LAND SURVEYOR  Jl      P.O. Box 609  1      Sechelt. B.C.  Bus. 885-2332  IF      V0N3A0  Res. 886-7701}  MOVING AND STORAGE  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER LTD.  Household Moving & Storage Complete Packing  Packing Materials for Sale  Phone we-MM     Member Allied Van Lines     R.R. 1. Gibsons..  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  Clean up your wooded areas.      ��^an Volen  Remove lower limbs for VIEW.      886-9597  Top tall trees adjacacent to building  CIA Plumbing Chuck Norrie  New Installations  Alterations & Repairs H/W Heating,  Water Heaters, Etc.     Commercial & Residential  All Work Guaranteed phone 885-2558  Mickey's Dry wall  * M Work BuaranUM  * TMturtru  885-3115  + IVKNMTIPM      *MMM  Sechelt, B.C.  \J CARPET I        M  T  UPHOLSTERY  I PAINTING I  Professional Work At Reasonable Cost  jui (he VtudA  IQl|l PtUftet S "Dcavutiot  R.R. 2 Lower Rd., Gibsons 886-8291  Terry Connor  880-7040  PAINTING CONTRACm  BoxMtl Gibsons. B.C.  I RESTAURANTS I  Chinese & Western Food Licensed Premises  Tuesday to Sunday  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 Gibsons 886-9219    Take Out Available  ^LW  PENDER HARBOUR RESTAURANT!  CANADIAN AND CHINESE FOOD  Madeira Park Shopping Centre  Eat in & Weekdays      11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. |  TiKe out Friday & Sat. 11:30 a.m. - ItOO p.m.  883-2413     Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 16.  Coast News, April 8,1980  COAST NEWS CLASSIFIED ADS  birth/  Phone the (oast News/or this tree  service.  found  obltyofic/  Coates. Passed. away April 13,  1980. Leonard Coates. laic of  Gibsons, age 70 years. Leaves to  mourn his loving wile Gladys, six  children: Lois MacLean, Gibsons;  Anne East of Mission; Linda  McGuirc of Drayton Valley, Alta.;  Roberts Coates, Gibsons; Ray  Coates, Gibsons; Dinah Reed,  Gibsons and their families, 17  grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 6 brothers and 3 sisters.  Memorial service Tuesday, April 8  at 1:00 p.m. in the Harmony Hall,  Gibsons. Rev. Ted Dinsley officiating. Cremation. No flowers by  request. Donations to The Heart  Fund appreciated. Devlin Funeral  Home in charge of arrangements.  Jorgensen. Passed away at St.  Mary's Hospital on April 4,1980,  Minnie Dorothy Jorgensen, late of  Gibsons, aged 85 years. Survived  by her loving husband Einer.  Private cremation. Arrangements  through Devlin Funeral Home,  Gibsons.  Mclntyre. Passed away suddenly  on March 29, 1980, Charles Alan  Mclntyre, late of Roberts Creek.  Survived by one daughter, Mrs.  Beth Dowsley of I.akcbay, Washington; one sister Margaret Mclntyre of Gibsons; one niece,  Barbara MacRae of West Vancouver. Service Wednesday, April  2 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of  Devlin Funeral Home, Gibsons.  Cremation.  ���announcement/  Thanks  I wish to thank all my wonderful  friends for their cheery visits,  beautiful floral arrangements,  personal gifts and magazines,  during my recent illness. You made  my hospital stay that much more  pleasant, especially over St.  Patrick's Day. Special thanks to  the overworked medical staff.  Namely, Drs. Hobson and Paetkau, O.R. personel, and surgical  nursing staff. Also, thanks to Fran  Ovens for her visit, and informative information. #14  Mr. and Mrs. Garry Berdahl of  Gibsons are pleased to announce  the engagement of their eldest  daughter Lee to Douglas John  Netzlaw of Sechelt. #14  pcf/onol  Alcoholics Anonymous 886-8089.  T.F.N.  I, Thomas James Smith, will no  longer be responsible for any debts  incurred by Rhonda Gay Smith, as  of March 19, 1980. #14  Would the babysitter/nanny who  phoned about relief work in the  Day Care in Gibsons, please call  Janet or Carol at 886-7307.    #14  announcement/  SECHELT  TAX SERVICE  Cowrie St.  Across from 'The Dock'  Tues.-Fri. 9:30-5:30 p.m.  Sat. 10:00-3:00 p.m.  Personal returns  from $10.  Our 5th year as your  Local Tax Service.  TUPPERWARE  Your new dealer in Gibsons is  Louise Palmer. If you would like to  have a party, please call 886-7681  after 2:00 o'clock. Tupperwarc is  now heat-treated for dishwashers.  #15  Trusoi  $S$tfB(*afe$S!i!  ranscendental Meditation  program (TM) is taught by  Maharishi Mahesh Yogi,  Persona] and private instruc  ion. 886-7988. rfn  ARTEX  Call Lorna, 886-2038.  #14  THINK SLIM!  |lnquire about our healthful|  SLIMMING PLAN  It works!  Phone 886-9941 for info.  SECHELT  CARPET  CORNER  885-5315  Very Reasonable Rates  for our extensive  selection of vinyl  and carpet remnants  HARDING MATS  54 in. x 27 in, a $20 value  for only $7.50.  Come to  Sechelt Carpet Corner  on Dolphin Street  (across fromtheRCMPoffice)  for these  GREAT  BARGAINS!  Bob Moser, Dee Grant, Tom Purssell and Russ Barker  would like to thank the many well-wishers and friends for  their kind words and lovely floral tributes. Special thanks  to Lydia and Hank Hall for making their house a home for  so many of our out-of-town friends.  J  Gibsons Legion Branch #109  Presents        J.  "HORIZON" V  11th & 12th April  9 Pain. -1 a.m.  Members & Guests Only  LUNCHES AVAILABLE  11:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday  Friday, Saturday also 9:00 p.m. ��� 12:30 a.m.  Found at the conclusion of the  April Fool's Day Run, a bag  containing 2 orange thermos  bottles and a yellow towel.     #14  Two car keys. Found on Hwy. 101  between School and Mall. 886-  7404. #14  A pair of glasses in beaded glass  cover in Holland Park. 886-7907.  #14  wonted to rent help wonted mobile home/  Permanent resident would like  apt./small home in Sechclt/Ro-  berts Creek area before June. Ref.  available. Call 885-5257 after 6  p.m. #15  Working girl wishes to share rent  with mature working girl in  Sechelt area. Ocean view. Call  Ann, 886-9558. #14  lo/t  White   female   spayed   pup   in  Langdale, Wednesday. 886-7039.  #14  pel/  PROFESSIONAL  DOG GROOMING  for small breeds.  Call Sharon 886-2084  Tropical fish. Some babies. 886-  8268. #15  r Peninsula Kennelsx  Boarding &  Professional  Grooming  ALL Breeds  Phone 886-7713. aiMons.  liwc/toch  10 year old Sorrel Gelding.  Anyone can ride. Sound. $450 886-  7342. #14  Horse manure. $20 pr. yd. delivered. 886-9851. #15  opportunitie/  Plumbing Fixtures  NOW OPEN  in the Elson Glass Bldg.  NEW HOURS:  Tues^aL^^a^furiL  mu/ic  MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS  Guitars, amplifiers, music books.  Horizon Music   tfn  885-3117  Piano for adult beginners! An  intensive 8-week course. Up to  4 students per class. Please call  Susan Elek after Mon. April 7.  885-3936.  GUITAR  LESSONS  BEGINNERS  4\  For more  information  call Mike  886-7106  Ml'SIC  LESSONS  YOU ENJOY  886-9030  esste  Monti  ISOU  Piano & Organ  Begin at age 4 and older  1614 Marine Drive, Gibsons  Woman to make slipcovers. 886-  9165. #14  Janitorial firm requires full and  part-time experienced help. Send  resumes to Box 74, Gibsons, B.C.  VON 1V0. #16  wonted  mm  Older furniture, china, etc., bought  or sold on consignment. Harbour  Antiques, 1585 Marine Dr., Gibsons. 886-7800 T.F.N.  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid For  Fir-Hemlock-Cedar  L&K LUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting grounds, Twin Creek  Wanted to Buy: Logs or Timber.  Fir, Hemlock, Cedar ��� Porpoise  Bay Logging Ltd., 885-9408 or  885-2032. T.F.N.  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. T.F.N.  Cheap Vehicle  Truck, van, wagon, small car...  Anything considered, running or  not. What have you? Call 886-  2551. #16  Wanted to Boy  Children's furniture, riding toys,  etc. Call 886-7307. #14  property  Two year-old, 4 bedroom view  home on Sargent Rd., Gibsons.  Double sealed windows, heatilator  F.P., partially finished bsmt.,  beautifully landscaped with fenced  backyard. Assumable 10'/<% mortgage. Phone 886-9732. tfn  Waterfront Lot Choice WF lot on  Redrooffs Rd., approx. 1/2 acre,  beach with southwest view.  $75,000.986-4657. #14  2 large choice panoramic view  lots���by owner. Some terms  available. Gower Pt. area. 886-  2887. tfn  Semi-waterfront view property  west of Sechelt. .42 acres serviced  accessible building lot off Redrooffs Rd. and Hwy. 101. Asking  $21,000. Call Stuar Bonner collect  at (604) 266-4155. The Permanent.  #16  West Sechelt, 2 storey, 1550 ft.  home on quiet cul-de-sac. 3  bedrooms, study/workshop. Thermal windows. Fireplace. Double  carport. Landscaped. Assumable  11% mortgage. $63,000. 885-9777.  #16  45' Travelo. Fridge, stove, w/w.  Presently rented. $4,200. 886-2705  eves. #16  1974, 2 bdrm. Premier 12' x 68'  with fireplace in living room. Has ���  built in china cabinet. Sliding glass  doors in kitchen. Separate utility  room. Fully skirled with a 8 x 32  covered front porch and 8 x 12  back porch. Will help to relocate.  Must be seen. 886-7159. #16  Older type McGuiness. Completely furnished. As is $3,500 obo.  885-9355. #14  1972 23' Travelaire Trailer. Air  cond., ducted furnace, awning,  extras. $4,500 obo. 883-9461.  #16  work wonted  HBlMHMBlMMHHBBiaaaai  Daycare provided in my home  Monday to Friday by mother with  many years experience in child  care. Call 886-9591. #14  Skilled carpenter and plumber.  Available anytime. 886-9772 after  5 p.m. tfn  Timberjack skidder with operator.  Wire splicer available. 886-2459.   tfn  Backhoe services, septic fields,  water lines and drainage. A.  Ellingsen, 885-5092. tfn  Clean ups. Rubbish removal. Light  moving. Also 19 year old male high  school grad. wants work. 886-  9503. #14  Tutor available. Qualified learning  assistant. Reading specialist. Call  886-7307. #14  Two carpenters for framing,  additions, form work. Phone Jim,  886-9679. #16  For Explosive Requirements  Dynamite, electric or regular caps,  B line E cord and safety fuse.  Contact Gwen Nimmo, Cemetery  Road, Gibsons. Phone 886-7778.  Howe Sound Farmer Institute.   T.F.N.  Needs Fixing Up?  Renovations and repairs, interior  and exterior. Call Brent at 886-  2551. T.F.N.  for /ole  for /ole  for /ole  A number to note:  885-517)  WHARF REALTY LTD.  mobile home/  Mobile home pads available.  Single and double-wide lots.  Sunshine Coast Trailer Park.  S&6-9826. tfn  Double Wide 24x60' Embassy 4  bedroom, den, ensuite plumbing, 5  appliances, partially furnished.  Nicely set up on corner lot in local  park. $33,500. S.C. Trailer Park.  886-9826. tfn  1974, 2 bdrm., 12 x 64 Nor'  Western, 4 appliances, utility  room, reverse aisle, fully skirted, 8  x 32 covered sundeck. Will help to  relocate. 886-9125/886-7159.  #16  12 x 68 ft. trailer. Deck, carport  and 12 x 12 ft. wired and insulated  cabin. In pleasant court, 1 blk. to  beach. $17,900. Phone 886-2747.  After April 4 phone 886-2873.  #15  WM  MMMMMMMMMnftMMMMMeMW^  DIRECT SERVICE  Fly the early bird schedule to Vancouver International Airport.  Mon. ��� Fri. 6:45 a.m.  CONNECTING WITH ALL MAJOR AIRLINES  Daily scheduled service to:  Gibsons  Pender Harbour  Powell River  Nanaimo  Vancouver  (Downtown and International Airport)  TAXI & LIMOUSINE SERVICES ARRANGED  Telephone: 885-2214    Toll free: 689-8651.  m��mmtmmmmt����mmm**mmMmmmm0msMMmwmmtwmtM9*MmMMi  We cover the area and connect with the world.  PQWELI. RIVER  connection! will, Powell Air  NANAIMO connection! lo  VICTORIA-  RrMTIONA  -8ECHELT_  Porpolte Bay)  "SECHELT INLET  JERVIS tNLET  IBSONS  VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL  AIRPORT  Connection* with THE WORLD'S  MAJOR AIRLINES VANCOUVER W���, Co��t Air Dock,  ana block weal ol Burrard) connection! lo:  DUNCAN, VICTORIA > THE GULF ISLANDS.   StATTLI > INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES  MMMMMMMIMI  Bark  Mulch.  Large and small  orders. $13.50 yd. 886-9031.   T.F.N.  RICH  BLACK  DELTA LOAM  20 yards delivered  $295.00  584-6240 #37  $900 will get you fridge, stove,  chesterfield, bed, TV���complete  housekeeping needs. Most as new.  886-9387. #14  Foot warmer sleeping bags, 3 lb.,  $35; Ladies Commander, med.,  $64; Child's floater vest, size 0-40  lbs., $28.50. Phone 884-5324.   #15  Canon Lenses, 135 mm tele, and  300 mm Tele. $100 each. 886-  2462.  #16  Wedding dress and veil size 7/8;  12' fiberglass boat; small boat  trailer (needs work); fireplace  heatilator; 2 Vega size snowies &  rims. 886-7908 eves. #14  Spring Seeds  Grass  Fertilizer  Potting Soil  at  Macleods  Sechelt  Rototlllers  Lawnmowers  Garden Tools  and Seeds  at  Macleods  Sechelt  work wonted  BiacJsmitfShOD  Arc & Gas Welding  Log Peeling Spuds  885-3755  Pair twin beds, $50 ea. Odd chairs  and drapes. Travel Trailer with  canopy. 886-7449. #15  Baby crib with mattress. $250 new.  Asking $100 cash. 886-2311.   #15  One pair camper jacks, $50. Like  new. Phone 886-2439. #15  Parklane hard top tent trailer. For  information call 886-9878.      tfn  2 year old Troy Tiller, horse model  attachments, $700. 885-3967. #16  Lumber - Hemlock, Fir, 4" x 4", 2"  x 6", 2" x 4", 4" x 6", 4" x 12". 24"  Cedar blocks; 1" plywood. Must  sell. Low Cost. 886-7955 after 6  p.m. #14  Flower Pots  Concrete flower pots and garden  ornaments.  Corner of Metcalfe  Rd. and Lower Rd. For more  information call 886-2744.      #16  '74K&C-FG 16ft. 50hp Johnson  EZ load trailer. Sell or trade for  larger boat. 885-5200. #14  (Chris Milward  Appliance Servicing  I All makes domestic appliances.  Repaired or Serviced.  686-2531  Glbtont  TELffHOHE  MSUflEMHB SERVICE  Sunnycrest Shopping Plaza  *gf  Mon.-Sat.  9:00 a.m. -  5:30 p.m.  We have a tew openings,  so relax & let us answer  your phone.  For Information  Call 886-7311  Most trees, like pets, need care and  attention and trees are our  specialty.  * Topping  a Limbing  ��� Danger tree removal  An insured guaranteed service.  Peerless Tree Service Ltd.  885-2109  T.F.N.  f   STRAWBERRIES^  10 for $1.99  We do soil testing.  885-3818  riiiUi^iti  PENINSULA  ROOFINB I  INSULATION LTD.  All Types of Roofing  & Re-Roofing  Henry Rodrlgues  Sechelt  Gibsons Tax Service  (Income Tax Preparations)  886-7272*  A.JACK * 886-7272  ANYTIME  1767 Martin Rd., Gibsons, B.C.  Sunshine window Cleaning  ff5��P Hourly I contract   |  ^-^caii   Free Estimates    m  Tuesday to Saturday 665-5651  In addition to our regular  upholstery cleaning service,  we now have dry cleaning for crushed velvets,  plush velours, etc.  Hours: 9-5 Tues-Fri.  Complete Janitorial Supplies lf>25 Sa|  3300 lineal ft. used shiplap, $830.  Phone 886-7112; eves. 886-2410.  #15  Harbour Antiques  SPECIALS!  Sec our display ad  on Page 20  #14  Ladies golf clubs, never used, $83;  wool socks, $3; kitchen paper and  garbage burner, $30; wood burner,  $125; fridge, $60. All prices firm.  886-2571. #16  2 chairs, $5; dog airline cage, $12;  grain grinder, $15; new truck seat  cover, $10. Phone 886-8087 evenings. #14  Bunk beds, metal office desk, 2  single mattress and box springs,  kitchen step stool, 10 x 14 ft.  hooked rug, portable sewing  machine, portable hair dryer. Call  886-7642 afternoons and evenings.  #14  8 hp geardrive Ford rototiller,  $275; 12" McCulloch chainsaw,  $110,886-9792. #14  '78 23' Wilderness trailer. Less  than a 100 miles. Awning. Sleeps 9.  $8,500 obo. Phone 886-2873.  816  3/4 bed. Near new "Brass Bed"  style. Fire screen. 886-2873.  #16  3 to 4 thousand feet 2x6 and 2x4.  Full size dimensions. 8 ft. to 16 ft.  long. $330 per load delivered:  Daryll, 886-9739. #21  "Chardonnet", a sculptured carpet  with high density foam back.  Champagne, a multi-hued gold  blend; Chantilly, a blend of beige  and bronze earth tones. $11.95 sq.  yd. 886-7112 or 885-3424.       #15  12" B&W TV and all channel  antenna, 50' antenna wire, as  package, $90. 14' cattamarran  power boat, needs some work, $50.  885-5748. #16  Servel propane fridge, 10 cu. ft.  including 1 cu. ft. freezer compartment, reconditioned burner,  $400.883-9284. .     #15  Grain mill "Magic Mill" stone  grind, Walnut cabinet, 3/4 hp  motor, used 1 year, $325. 4  Bridgestone radial tires, 750x16 on  Chev 6-hole truck rims, $225.886-  8261. #16  SAVE  20% - 40%  on  Selected  Fabrics  THE  FAB  StiOP  886-2231  Sunnycrest Mall  The First of our  BEDDING  PLANTS  are in!  SPRING BULBS  FRUIT TREES  ORNAMENTALS  ROSES  SEED  POTATOES  Excellent Selection  of  SEEDS!  Your  ONE STOP  GARDEN  SHOP  Quaiitu  Farm & Garden  Supply Ltd.  Pratt Road       886-7527 The Only Way To Ool  Authorized Travel Agent #680-1  Bookings for All your Travel Needs  at No Extra Cost to Yon!  ��� Tlcktti ��� Hotels ��� Toura ��� Charter! ��� Imurance  Fully Experienced Travel Consultants  GRADUATE ol Hit CANADIAN TRAVEL COLLEGE  Open Monday-Saturday 886-81SS  In the Heart ot Cedar Plaza     886-81S6   Toll Free: 669-1521    j  Coast News, April 8, 1980  17.  marine  Jogging with father  No matter  Where or How  you go,  We can make  the  arrangements.  peninsula  travel  886-9755  Registered Travel Agen  outomotlwe  1965 VW Betle,  I200 cc, cheap  transportation, good radials, $400  886-2623 after 5 p.m. weekdays.  .       #15  1975 Renault 12, excellent running  condition, no rust, 33,000 miles.  Radial tires. Asking $1,900 obo.  Call 886-2093. #15  '75 Ford Custom 500, excellent  conditon, $2,500. 886-7030.    #15  '63ChevP/U. 6cyl.,250cu.,$350.  886-8268. #15  MOTOR  PRODOCTS ltd :  A Tremendous Selection  of Sharp Affordable Cars  for under $2,000  USED CARS AND TRUCKS  "Our Reputation rides with  every Car & Truck we sell" i|  Hwy. 101, just west of Pratt Rd.  .8344  d.l. #6606 886-83141  The Pit Stop  ^   886-9159    /��  HYPO AUTO PARTS  & ACCESSORIES  CampdeITs  FAMILY SHOES and LEATHER GOODS  "IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SECHELT"  Your friendly neighbourhood  drop-off point for  qjSQUMSI^ WMW83  Classified Ads.  ->-.  M  Having trouble selling your car or  truck? We offer expert help. Phone  886-8314. tfn  Bert needs a new home! 1969 GMC  1/2 ton 3 speed pick up. Good  condition. 886-7908 eves.       #14  1972 Plymouth Fury III. Excellent running order. 4 new tires.  $1,200.886-2553. #14  '74 Chrysler New Yorker, fully  loaded. Exc. shape. Phone 886-  7104. #14  '73 Toyota Corolla parts for sale.  40,000 mi. on engine. '71 Toyota  Corona Mark II parts for sale.  Phone after 5. 885-5304.        #14  2 CJ5 Jeeps, one with fiberglass  roof. 3 motors. Lots of Parts. Gear  driven winch 1965 & 1963. American model with electric plug ins.  886-9727 after 5. #14  ���71 VW Beetle. Runs good. No  rust. Good on gas. Clean inside  and out. Gas heater. $1,600. 886-  2462. #16  HARDWARE & GIFTS  883-9914  PENDER HARBOUR CENTER  MADEIRA PARK  Is now serving PENDER HARBOUR  as drop off for  Classified Advertisements  Deadline 1.00 p.m. Fridays  Classifieds should be prepaid and pre-written.  All information in Classified Ad section of Coast News.  Classified Ad Policy  All listings 50? per line per week.  or use the Economical 3 for 2 rate  3 week* for the price of 2  Minimum  $2.00  per  Insertion.  All feet payable prior to Insertion.  CLASSIFIED DEADLINE  NOON SATURDAY  * In Ihe event of an error the  publisher shall be responsible for  one corrected Insertion only.  This offer la made available for private Individuals.  These CbunlflcUons  remain free  - Coming Event*  Lot!  - Found  Print your ad In the aquare* Including Ihe price of the Item and your telephone number. Be ture to leave a blank apace after each word.  No phone order* Please. Juat null In the coupon below accompanied by cash, cheque  or money order, lo Coaat Newa, Classlfledi, Box 460, Gibsons, B.C. VON 1VO, or  bring In person to the Coast Newa office, Gibsons  DROPOFFPOINT : Campbell's Shoes & Leather Goods Store. Sechelt  Coast News  CLASSIFICATION:  Classifieds  Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  VON1VO                                         Eg  F  :or Sale, For Rent, etc.  _ _  _LLL.       -  LTT"    ._        X  '74 Capri. V6. Sun roof. 4 speed.  885-5236. #14  '62 Valiant, push button automatic, slant 6 engine. Good  running condition. 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Excuses  to turn back were constantly  being put forward. One had to  make breakfast���one of the  more mature ones who knew  how (incentive to learn!), of  course���and between one and  three others were too young to  go very far, with the result that  l always had to go as far as Dad  did. I just never found a good  enough excuse.  So I gave in for a while. I  joined the track team, went to  meets and did quite well. But  on finding out, one day, that l  was getting to the point where I  could successfully rebel in some  areas, I immediately broke in  mid-stride, put both feet down,  lowered my head and bucked  for all I was worth. When my  father saw how determined I  was he gradually stopped  pressuring me into running. I  hung up my faithful running  shoes, heaved a sigh of relief  and quit jogging.  I remained in the realms of  the non-jogger for some years.  Ah, the blessed relief of  sleeping in, of not subjecting  my fragile body to such sudden  starts! Occasionally the sound  of a slamming door reached my  ears at early hours as Dad set  out on his solitary jogs, but I  ��  SUNSHINE  KITCHENS  FINE CABINETS  886-9411 Gibsons  Sechelt  R.V.  * ���' >���**.$: *x* **:!::  ��oO*s%  just yawned, stretched, rolled  over and resumed my nap  where I'd left off.  As time flew on, I began  looking at the bathroom scales  more closely. Was I getting  heavier? I observed the image  in the mirror critically. Back to  the scales. Hmmmm. Well,  how docs one get rid of excess  baggage like this? Diet���yes,  but I wanted it off, and as soon  as possible.  Exercise?  Exercise? Oh, no���all that  tortuous bouncing around, the  contortions, the sweat���and  the jogging!  I was desperate and since  desperate measures called for  desperate action, in despair I  dug out the runners and set out  jogging. It was hard, getting  myself up earlier than usual,  forcing myself out of my cosy  nest to startle my heart into  pumping at abnormal rates, my  legs into piston-like motions.  It was pure agony! To find  any workable adrenalin in my  body should have been a task  for Scotland Yard. But I  survived, strangely enough,  and even began to enjoy seeing  dawn's first light, the odd deer  bounding away and the sun  peeping through the trees. The  best breath of air, I discovered,  was available in the morning  only. The most beautiful  symphonies were to be heard  from the tiny creatures flitting  from tree to tree as the first  light warmed the eastern sky. It  was gorgeous!  After a time I invited Dad to  come with me, much to his  surprise���and my own. He'd  improved with time, I found,  and his company was bearable  by then. In fact, he wasn't too  bad at all!  Now we jog together often.  He likes to kick autumn leaves  into the air and crack jokes as  much as any kid, I've found-  though he'd never admit it.  No, jogging isn't that bad  after all. It's almost a pleasure.  As for my sisters, well they've  still got some growing up to do.  But they'll learn.  "CLASSIFIED ADS  II  The Only Way To Gol  can booh your next  HOLIDAY bV WARDAIR"  to London, Manchester, Prestwick, Amsterdam,  Frankfurt, Florida, Barbados, Hawaii...  ...plus other Destinations  When your "Number one Airline  gets together with  ...VOU CAN EXPECT THE BEST!  Wardair's jet is your magic carpet to the vacation of  your dreams. We'll treat you to a full course dinner  with a choice of imported wines, and tempt you with  our irresistible dessert trolley, followed by liqueurs  and coffee. During most of the flight, the bar is open  for drinks, beer, soft drinks, juice, coffee, tea or milk.  Headsets are also complimentary so that you can  enjoy your type of music from a selection of channels.  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It is such a  chore, walking her, keeping  her in. Are there simpler ways  of dealing with a bitch in  heat?  Worried  Dear Worried,  I'm glad someone Is���a  street full of dogs gathering Is  a problem for all.  Well, some people board  them in this trying period���  because of all the neighbourhood dogs on the lawn and  hnunling the house night and  day���others diaper them���  build a strong pen with a top  to It���and so II goes. Hope I'm  helpful. It's hard to fool  Mother Nature.  Sechelt  This little poem is written about Easter 1944 at the  Gibsons  Memorial Church, which used to be at the head ofthe wharf. Rev.  Frank Bushfield officiating.   by Beverly Seton    The family dressed in best array  Are off to church on Easter Day,  "What now?" says Cam.  We thought we'd let our wee Cam go,  He'd never been to church and so,  "What now*" says Cam.  The heads are bowed in lengthy prayer.  "Can't find my money anywhere  "What now?" says Cam.  The soloist sings long, what's more  Our Cam is now down on the floor  "What now?' says Cam.  The sermon now at last is done  All voices hushed excepting one  "What now?" shouts Cam.  Continued from Page One.  Premier Dennett. They asked if  there would be money available  lor a feasibility study on the  canal. They were advised that if  they could come up with a  dollar figure for the study, it  would be given consideration.  The Mayor advised Council  that he would be meeting with  Stuart Dclbc, a retired member  ol the Parks Hoard and he  would return lo Council with a  cosl estimate. He also met with  MI.A Don Lockstead and will  be in further contact wilh him  on April 11.  Labour film  review  by John Church  [John Church Is the Assistant  Director of Professional Development for the B.C. Teachers'  Federation.]  FOR TWENTY CENTS A  DAY, produced by the Labour  History Association of the  B.C.T.F., 26 minutes, b&w,  colour,  This B.C. produced film  spans the decade ofthe 'Dirty  Thirties". It begins before  the stock market crash of October, 1929 when Canada supplied raw materials and wheat  to markets all over the world,  and covers the tragic years of  the R.B. Bennett administration when soup lines and national relief camps���tar paper  shacks, the unemployed, disowned, isolated, deserted,  and unorganized, and toiling  for 20* a day���became the  common feature ofthe day.  By 1932, one in four was unemployed, by 1933, average  income had dwindled to 50%  ofthe average income of 1929,  fishing income was down by  45%, It includes the horrors  of the police attack on the unemployed in Regina on July 1,  1935. Later, in the Mackenzie  King years of the last half of  the decade, the police are  again shown clubbing and  beating the unemployed as  they flee from the Vancouver  Post Office on "Bloody Sunday" or as the calendar states,  June 19,1938.  All these men wanted���  unemployed members of the  working class and middle class  families���was work and  wages. That came, ironically  as the film shows, as young  Canadian soldiers march off  to war against Nazi Germany  at the end of the decade with  Mart Kenny and His Orchestra playing "We're Proud of  Canada".  The film is told through the  memories���often anguished  ���of narrators Dorothy Live-  say, Syd Thompson and Steve  Brodie, interspersed with appropriate folk and union  songs.  So much more could and  should be stated. To some,  like this reviewer, who remembers the depression years  as a small boy, the film is a  powerful reminder of a universally bitter and unfortunate  decade in Canada's past. To  those slightly older, it will  recall vividly the pain and  passion, the bitterness, but  yet the comradeship of those  years. To those younger, it  will be a totally new experience.  The film is eminently suitable for secondary Social Studies students and for labor  union members. Though  mainly B.C. focused, the film  is ideal for students of Canadian history, public issues,  etc., throughout Canada, because the themes of depression, isolation, hopelessness,  futility were the universal  Canadian experience of the  1930's.  Kudos to the Labour History PSA members, amateurs  in the filmmaking industry,  for having produced a first-  class professional and educational film.  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Joe had been fighting  rock, plank roads and a couple  of log hauling 'maniacs' during  that time. Art and I had been  wearing out and banging up  Ford log trucks in our mad  scramble for the monthly  bonus. For our efforts, Bert  had gone out and bought a  brand new fleet of Diamond  T, model 614s with deluxe  cabs and chrome plated horn  rings. At the time, they were the  pure 'Cadillacs' of the woods!  Art was our top driver at the  time so Bert sent him on an  expense paid break-in tour of  the Island with the first new rig.  He wanted it broken in gently  so he instructed Art, "You take  that beautiful wife and baby  along, big boy. I want that rig  back in one piece!" With  Eleanor and Anne beside him  in that new rig, Art was one  proud guy as he toured the  cities of the Island Highway!  The new fleet was just nicely  broken in and this wild-eye'd  crew of gear jammers were  settling down to do their best to  wear them out when the Forest  Service came along and put a  full fire season closure on the  woods. It had gotten so hot that  a piece of glass and a slight  breeze would start a blaze  wherever it was exposed to the  sun. When conditions get like  this, an experienced logger can  smell combustion being generated in the air as the slash dries  out. The sun absorbs oxygen  faster than a tree can produce  it. No longer is it cool and  shady. It is hot and oppressive!  Art and our buddy Lawson  Fulton and 1 tried getting out  some shingle cedar down near  the saltchuck, but the warden  even stopped us doing that. So  we just sat around mooning  over them new trucks just  squatting there in the yard with  their trailers hanging on their  shirt-tails, getting more and  more bored every day. We  didn't dare go anywhere as a  good rain could put us back in  the woods overnight.  It was on one of these bored  days that Art Lawson and I  went up to Bowser, our local  pub a couple of miles up the  road. We were on our third tall  and cool one when we heard the  Thompson and Clarke locy  puffing up behind the pub and  slowing for the Island Highway  crossing. She was on her way  back to Rosewall Canyon camp  with a string of skeleton cars  for another drag of logs. It  suddenly struck us that she  should have been shutdown  along with our trucks. For  some reason, they were still  logging.  Thompson and Clarke's log  dump and offices were at Deep  Bay, not far from Bowser so we  decided to drive down to see if  they were hiring. It was late  afternoon and the office was  just closing when we arrived.  But Goerge Milburn, the  General Manager was coming  out the door. We approached  him.  "Need any help up in Rose-  wall, Mr. Milburn?"  He looked us over for a  moment, then seemingly satisfied, said, "Catch the locy at the  highway crossing at 3:00 a.m.  Go up to camp and ask for Bill  Werner. Tell him 1 sent you."  We thanked him, he nodded  and walked away.  "Whoopee!" we all yelled as  we piled into the car to head for  home with the good news.  Those old depression days were  still hanging on like grim death  and there wasn't much money  around. Many of us were still  paying off the winter board bill  run up at the corner store over  the winter, so a long fire season  was no rosy prospect.  It was blacker than the inside  of a boot the next morning as  we climbed up on the locy  mmmmm  tender at Bowser, Heat from  the firebox felt good against the  early morning chill as the locy  swayed and rattled as she  'chuckuta-chuckuta-chuckut-  a'd' that long string of empties  up the steep mountain grades.  All three of us were nervous,  thinking about the kind of jobs  that might be handed out to  gas-fake loggers on a steampot  operation.  We had heard some yarns  about Wild Bill Werner, the  big, tough push at Rosewall.  We asked the train crew about  the truth of some of them but  they were not very reassuring.  They did say he was tough, but  fair. We had to be satisfied with  that.  We also found out that the  Rosewall setting was the last of  their timber in that area and  they were trying to finish up so  they could move all of the  equipment out. For this reason,  the Forest Service was allowing  them to operate at their own  risk in the case of a fire  breaking out, so they were  hiring all the extra help they  could get. We were three ofthe  lucky ones.  The crews had all gone out to  the woods when we arrived in  camp so we only h ad time to  hand our gear over to the  bullcook before Bill Werner  had us loaded on his speeder  and heading up the tracks. It  was just getting daylight when  we arrived at the trackside  setting and the sight that  greeted our eye's was like a first  look at Dante's Inferno!  On a short spur track beside  the mainline was the biggest,  longest and busiest conglomeration of winches, levers, throttles and brakes we had ever  seen or will ever see again.  Topping it all was the tallest  steam boiler in the country with  a stack at least 30 feet from the  ground. The firebox at its base  must have had double doors,  judging by the size of cord  wood and the load the fireman  was pitching into its maw! And  the fire that raged inside was  lighting up the landing and  casting shadows that could  gobble up an ox and spit out the  bones!  We were pussy-footing up  the ties and didn't notice the  machine on the other side of the  track until it let out a blast of  steam as the engineer opened  the throttle. We jumped and  ran for the shelter of a stump as  the huge drum began to roll,  tightening the two and a half  inch skyline which was  stretched more than half a mile  up the side of the mountain. Its  function was to raise and lower  the skyline on which the one  ton carriage rode, controlled by  the big slackline skidder.  Suspended from the carriage  was a string of chokers to which  logs were fastened, and as the  turn was dragged over humps  and ravines, the slack skyline  would be raised and lowered to  prevent the logs from hanging  up on stumps, rocks or other  obstructions.  There were 13 drums on that  slackline skidder, 10 of them  being used in the yarding  operations and the other three  as a duplex loader on the front  of the machine. It was built  right on its own set of wheel  trucks for railroad logging  only, so it was necessary to  WANTED  Used Furniture  and What Have You  AL'S USED  FURNITURE  686-2812  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  build a short spur so it could be  parked facing the 120 foot spar  tree which had so many blocks  and rigging hung on it that it  iooked like a Christmas tree.  The loading engineer had  two levers controlling two  separate drums. The tong lines  ran out through blocks hung on  a haywrack loading boom and  on the ends were shackled two  sets of 90 pound tongs. The  second loaders had to have  mighty powerful backs and  nimble feet to pack that load  while running out a 40 foot log,  dragging tong line behind  them. The skill with which the  tongs were thrown so they  would land open on a log that  was to be loaded was something to see, but it all had to be  co-ordinated with the actions  of the leverman as he spooled  out line to his tong man, then  grabbed the slack just as the  tongs landed on the log. I am  glad I lived to see it because it  will never be seen again.  Like helicopter logging and  other automated machinery in  the woods, the grapple loader  and hydraulic machines have  taken over and there is no  longer a man alive that could  match what that breed of cat  could produce in the course of a  9-10 hour day and a six day  week. I must agree that we are  probably better off for it, but  we still seem to be killing men  and paying millions in compensation for careless or dangerous  practices in the woods. But the  old days of laying a stiff behind  a stump until the slack-off blew  are gone forever.  Meanwhile, back in the  steampot era, Bill Werner was  yelling something to us above  the din of the landing.  "See that gang up there on  the sidehill?" he pointed.  "Climb up there and see the  hooker. He'll put you to work!"  Did he have a glint in his eye as  he said it? And was the grin in  anticipation of what was in  store for us? The morning chill  was hardly burned off and we  were sweating already. What.,  was it going to be like when that  old haymaker got around to  that sidehill?  But we were into it now and  there was no reprieve!  Or was there not? For me at  least!  Find out more next week.  Coast News, April 8, 1980  Bach Choir  19.  Editor:  The Vancouver Bach Choir  is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.  We have scheduled our  reunion for the weekend of  Saturday, May 31 and Sunday,  June 1, 1980.  I  Anyone wanting reservations or further information is  asked to eonUH: Maureen  Gitta, 4440 W. Jrd Avenue,  Vancouver, B.C.WSR INI.  Thank you for your assistance in our fuw search!  Yours sincerely,  Maureen Gitta  tt-a-it-a-a-  One can almost expect these English cars to try and drive on the wrong side of the  road, but this one outdid itself. While the owner was at the Chiropractor in the Seaview  Plaza in Gibsons, the car took off for a run on its own. It managed to navigate on to the  Highway, but met its end at the sharp corner half way down the hill.  Police News of the week  March 29th: A residence on  Snodgrass Road in Selma Park  was broken into and a Pentax  camera was stolen. The camera  is valued at $300, the serial  number is 3000808. A window  was broken in a vehicle parked  at Highway 101 and Wharf in  Sechelt. A rock was thrown  through a car window in  Madeira Park.  March 30th: The back window of a pickup was smashed  in Egmont.  March 31st: A Volkswagen  engine was stolen from outside  the Speciality Mechanic Shop  in Sechelt. A pair of 7x50  binoculars, valued at $70 was  stolen from a boat at the  Halfmoon Bay Government  Wharf. A set of emergency  truck lights valued at $300 were  stolen from a residence in  Madeira Park.  April 1st: A small amount of  money was found at the Shop  Easy in Sechelt. The owner can  pick it up at the Sechelt detachment by giving the denomination. The mail boxes on the  Highway between Crowe and  Orange Roads were knocked  over. Three windows were  broken in the Anglican Church  in Roberts Creek. The window  at the Granthams Landing  Store was broken and $300 in  merchandise was taken. Police  have possible suspects. A red  14-foot dinghy was found on  Ruby Lake.  March 2nd: The rear window  Draw winners  Winner of the tricycle in the  Easter Draw sponsored by the  Gibsons Harbour Business  Association was Mrs. J.M.  Heaps. Runners-up Kari Petersen and Terry Thompson will  each receive a beautiful potted  hydrangea.   All  names were  drawn by the Easter Bunny.  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The driver of  a 1979 Pontiac four-door sedan  lost control on Ocean Beach  Esplanade in Gower Point and  the vehicle hit a power pole.  One woman had minor facial  cuts, the driver was taken to  hospital but later released and  the third woman is still in  hospital with a broken femur.  The car was a write off.  ThB Hunter Gallery  Open: Mon. - Sat.  11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Lower Gibsons  Introducing to the Sunshine Coast  Audrey's Coffee Sendee  For ?p  Office & Restaurant Coffee Y  & Equipment  NOW  Available  885-3716  Distributor For Goodhost  -n-w-ar-B-n-ngae  Gibsons Ready  WORK.���  INTHECOMMLMI  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  LECTURE  April 20th  4:00 p.m.  TWILIGHT THEATRE  FREE ADMISSION  Washedfm%  ���Road I  /system\  I ot the month \  iReg. separate tAoon 1  I     item price itoa     |  I  What a package! 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Coast News, April 0, 1980  More arrivals  The History of Egmont  by Judy Gill  In 1906, when the John Wrn\  family left Egmont, two more  men arrived, one with a family  and the other a bachelor.  Joe Silvey, whose Portugese  lather had once lived in one of  Lgmont's bays and fished  thereabouts, must have infected his son with the desire lo  make I-'gmont his home. When  Joe, wilh his wile, Mane, and  their children, left Read Island,  il was lo this quiel place the)  came. Ihe forests were thick,  filled wilh huge limber. The  hillsides were steep and ihe  waters deep, well protected  from the storms which whipped  the Gull. Il was, lor Joe Silvey  and others, a handloggcr's  paradise.  George Vaughan, an American with a nomadic history,  came about the same time.  Born in Walla Walla, Washing-  ion, George was taken as an  infant to Nebraska by his  parents. In 1893, when he was  12, he and his family moved  west again, this time to homestead near Scio, Oregon. The  trip was made by covered  wagon.  George was a restless soul.  He worked for a time on a  sheep ranch, but gradually  moved north, going from camp  to camp until he finally came lo  rest in Egmont in 1906. He and  Joe Silvey handlogged together.  As the handloggers, beachcombers and fishermen worked  the shores of the Inlet, the  industrial revolution was gaining force and logging camps  came into being. Into one of  those, located in Sechelt Inlet,  came a comely English lass,  herself a bit of a nomad.  Mary Elizabeth Gaynor,  born in Liverpool and trained  as a cook, left home at the age  of 21 to discover the New  World. She travelled as a  servant with a family en route  to New York, and later accompanied them to Montreal.  There, homesickness struck  and Elizabeth went home for a  visit. The changes she found  were p,' i ount, bul the  change Ii i I imilj saw in her  was even more startling,  There was no scientific  reason for it; some say it might  haw been the drastic change in  climate, others lean to the  theory that a different diet may  have been the cause. Hut, for  whatever reason, Mary Elizabeth, who had left England a  glowing redhead, returned to  her home as a brunette, her hair  was in remain almost black  until the day she died at the age  ol 85  She returned lo Canada, still  urged b) llie cull t>> wander.  and bi ���   k in the then  brand new II.mil Springs  Hotel I rom there she travelled  mi in V'.iii. ouvci then, as she  latei jokingly told hei children,  wcni cooking ina logging camp  in ilv hope ol findingfiersell a  working husband.  She did just thai and in 1912  met and maided a handlogger  named George Vaughan, much  lo ihe dismay of Smith and  Martin, her employers.  1912 was a busy year in the  now rapidly growing community. Walter Wray, brother of  John, arrived and look up a  pre-emption on what was later  to be known as Ihe Codville  place. He and his family were  Ihe only while folk near the  rapids al ihe lime but they were  sunn joined by George and his  wife.  I he Vaughans had first lived  iii a small cabin next to Joe  Silvey's house, on land owned  by a Mrs. Points, who had  bought ihe property from  Captain Archibald, Ihe original  owner. One day, both the  Vaughan cabin and the Silvey  place were burnt to the ground  so, rather than rebuild on  someone else's land, both men  opted to take land on the North  Shore.  Joe moved to the site where  his son Ernie was also later to  raise his family, and where  Ernie's widow, Vi, still lives.  George went to build near the  Chuck where the present-day  gravel pit is located.  In that year as well two other  men came to the area to live in a  bay which would later become  very important to the development of Egmont, They were  Tug Wilson and a Mr. Yung-  bludt, locally known as Young-  blood. They were subsequently  joined by the latter's brother  and niece, Nelly, and proceeded to horse log the thick  stands of timber around Kil-  lamey Lake.  There was also a 'pirate'  logger working just to the west  of Jack Wray's pre-emption on  Ihe South Side. Hebuiltachute  and sent thousands of board  feet Hying down it to the water  below, without permission, and  without   having   bought  the  timber rights for the section. In  order to hide his operation  from view, he reportedly felled  a large bushy cedar across the  bottom of the chute so it  couldn't be seen from the Inlet.  Around the same time, P.B.  Anderson was logging the area  south of Waugh Lake, where he  had built a railroad from the  lake to the bay. Traces of it may  still remain.  The late Gladys McNutt  mentions a letter she received  from Mrs. Points, owner of the  land logged by Anderson. Mrs.  Points had once been Mrs.  Waugh, but before that she had  been Miss Fuller. The lake was  originally known as 'Fuller'  Lake. Mrs. McNutt quotes  Mrs. Points:  "Mr. Waugh had nothing to  do with the property. They  called it Fuller Lake because of  me!"  However, on maps, and on  the sign at its side, it remains  'Waugh' Lake, conclusive  proof that Women's Lib didn't  stand a chance in those days.  At this same period in  history  another  name came  into the rolls, another that was,  like Vaughan and Silvey, to  become synonymous with  Egmont: Alfred Jefferies preempted a parcel of land that  was surrounded on three sides  by the small reserve^and, it is  said, many battles ensued over  boundaries which he finally  settled by stringing up barbed  wire.  In 1914, the first white child  to be born in Egmont arrived.  Johnny Vaughan, the community's first 'home-grown'  baby was a great disappoint  ment to Joe Silvey's children  who, in their play, pretended to  be a logging crew. They had  hoped the Vaughans would  present them with a'cook', but  all they got was another'boom-  man'.  However, greater disappointments were in store, for  Egmont's rapid growth and  progress were soon interrupted  by a nasty incident.  That nasty incident was to  last for nearly half a decade; it  was known as "The War To  End All Wars".  Sunco  Printing  FOR ALL YOUR  PRINTING NEEDS  886*7614  The usual prize o! $5 will be awarded to the first name  drawn from the barrel with the correct location ofthe  above. Send your entries to the Coast News, Box 460,  Gibsons. Last week's winner was Dorothy Silvey of  Egmont who correctly located the old car in front of  Cookies' Thrift Shop on Maple Road in Egmont.  .wuaw:  IS   OPEN  in the Elson Glass Bldg.  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