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 PUBLISHED EVERY UJEDNESDfiY at HflLFfllOON BAY, B. C.  SERVING A PROGRESSIVE AND GROWING AREA ON BRITISH COLUMBIA'S SOUTHERN COAST, Including���  Irvine's Landing - Egmont - Hardy Island - Halfmoon Bay       Sechelt - Wilson Creek - Roberts Creek - Grantham's Landing  Gibson's Landing-Pender Harbour r-Port Mellon - Hopkin's Landing - Hillside  VOL. I, No. 3  Wednesday, July 25th/ 1945  FIVE CENTS PER COPY.     $2.50 PER YEAR, BY MAIL  Pender Harbour.  New Rates Set For P. H.  Sick Benefit Society  New Rates Set: $1.25 Single,and $2.50 for  Married Couple; Dr. Corbett Leaves  Full details of the new increased contract of the Pender  Harbour Sick Benefit Associa-  , tion were recently outlined at  a public meeting in > Irvine's  Landing Hall by H. Baxendale,  business manager of St. Mary's,  ,   Hock Bay^ and Alert Bay hospitals of the    Columbia    Coast  y   Mission, with which the insurance scheme is associated.  ; The; meeting was attended by  Sir'Francis^   Heatheote,    Lord  ���   Bishop of * New    Westminster,  arid by Messrs. Synipnds and E.  H. Grubbe,    members   of   the  ( Mission Board.  The hew rates are $1.25 per  - single man or woman per  month, $2.50 for man and wife,  and $3 *per month for man, wife  ^ and 'child' or children up to 17  years of age.  Formerly rates   were $1 per  mbhth  single  and   $1.50  for  a  i,    couple. .���*'���'���'���-      ���-"������..;'   :". ���.'.. '-':  v y The new term started July 1  y^and while the response to date  " is far below normal it is felt  that the lack' of subscribers is  due more .to the uncertainty of  a continuity of medical service  than to the increased' rate.  v.v-;��/.,"$r>eaking at the meeting, the  Bishop said^ythat Superintends  ^ht   Alan   Greene   would   be  spending more time m, Pender  Harbour in the future.  Dr. T. E. Corbett, who has  been head of St. Mary's for several months, left last Friday for,.  Vancouver Island. He followed  Dr. William Sager of White  Rock, who also remained here  for only a short time.  Dr. Corbett's departure was  particularly regretted as his  surgical work while here was  held in high regard.      ���ARD  ROBERTS CREEK . . .  tjtistptie  f$choolM  fifowe Sbund United  A. N. Cotton, Correspondent  / ,The Elphinstone Bay, SJchbql  District voted on July 18 to amalgamate with the Hojve Sound  Umted School District by a vote  6i 11 ior and 5 agaihst;-This now  -: has to go before the Ratepayers  '���'���&& theyUhited;District. w:  r According to jfe A.. Funiiell,  $^cretatyj ElphinstOrie school  had 14 pupils at the close of  school onyJuhe 30th last; anct4  pupils going to high schOpL-J  PORT MELLON . . .  Seafood Packers  Start New Plant :\ .  Near Port Mellon  Violet M. Streeter  Correspondent  A hew industry has sprung  up on the coasts���known as the  Sirene Packing Co. ( Located at  Christie Cove, two miles north  of Port Mellon, this newly-  formed company / is installing  a hydro-electric power plant  with an ultimate capacity of  500 KW to furnish power and  electricity for the cooking and  refrigeration of their sea-food  products.  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson,  and daughter and grandson, of  the Sorg Paper Co. at Middle-  town, Ohio, spent a week holidaying here.  Mrs. Lome Blain gave a farewell bridge party for Mrs. Ted  Wickstrom and Mrs. Paul Rran-  stad, who are leaving for Al-  berrii.  Miss Ruth Humphrey spent a  holiday visiting in the States;  .Another farewell party was  held on Friday evening for Mr.  arid Mrs. J. Veitch. The ladies  met at Mrs. Beldens* residence,  and the men met at.Mr. McGill's  residences Mr. 'Veitch is leaving this week-end to" take up  residence at Gibson's Landing.  SINCLAIR TO   .;.-;.  LEAVE AIR FORCE  Sqdn.-Ldr. James Sinclair,  MP-elect for Vancouver North,  will be leaving the air force  soon, he has: announced. He  joined the RCAF shortly after  the start of the* war, and^saw  service1 in Great" JBritain-T arid  North Africa.  "I shall be able to devote my  full time to being a member,"  said SL. Sinclair. "I expect the  discharge shortly." He expressed his appreciation of the  ^help he had received in representation for the riding from a  fellow member, George Cruick-  shank, during his service overseas.-  HOPKINS LANDING ...  Cow Saved From  Death in Mire  Mrs. Madge Littlejohn  Correspondent  Summer visitors out for a  walk on Friday, July 6th, found  a cow buried up to its neck in  a bog.' They/ notified Mr. P.  Cambourne, .the postmaster,  who sent some boys to dig it  but. They could not find the  cow and thought it had sunk  below the surface. The same  people who had found the cow  went for a walk on Sunday the  8thland on passing the same  spot sawv the cow still there. A  second party consisting of Jim-  rny and Willy Thompson; Mr.  . McGlashan and ah unidentified  rnaii went and dug it out.  St. Mary Doctor  Dies Suddenly  ' - The sudden death of Dr.  Keith Wray-Johnston came as a  shock to those who knew, him  in this district when he was in  charge of St. Mary's Hospital,  Garden Bay, Pender Harbor.  He died suddenly in his office  at Vancouver on Sunday, July  , 15,. at the age of 38. He had  suffered from a heart condition  for some time.  He had made a large number of friends here, and was  well-liked, by those who knew  him. He was only about 33  when he was in charge of St.  Mary's Hospital, and had quite  a lot of responsibility for a man  of his age. During his time  there *he performed some difficult operations with the  greatest of ease, and had the  ability to become a leader in  his profession.  Born in Rossburn, Manitoba,  Dr. Wray-Johnston graduated  from    the    Manitoba    Medicial  , School in 1932.. He interned at  .the. yapsouver, Genef^X^9^X  pitaT and' took^ post-graduate  wbrk in obsterics and gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania. He was on the staff  of the Shaughnessy Military  Hospital for  some time.  He is survived by his wife  and a six-weeks-old daughter,  Marian. His parents, Capt. and  Mrs.' Harry Wray-Johnston,  live at Shoal Lake, Man., and  his only brother, . Flt.-Lieut.  Percy Wray-Johnston, was reported missing overseas a year  ago.  SECHELT . . .  BOXING, SQUIRM  SHOW FOR JULY 31  Boxing and wrestling will be  featured at Sechelt Pavilion on  Tuesday, July-31, when Tarzan  Potvin of Calgary and Billy  Kohnke of Vancouver will be  the featured scrappers.  Detective Jack Whalen, of the  Vancouver Police Force, will  referee.  On the same bill will be Bob  Mullen of Halfmoon Bay and  Rocky Rae, of Vancouver. Supporting items will be two local  boxing events.  "- The affair will be held in the  Sechelt Pavilion and starts at  8.30. Admission is $1 for adults  and 50c for children.  SECHELT ...  Tea & Sale Raises  $80 for Guild Group  H. W. Brooker, Correspondent.  The St. Hilda Women's Guild  held a very successful tea here  recently, at which the sum of  "$80 was realized. A wool blanket was raffled and won by  Mrs. J. Greenhouse. A box of  chocolates was won by Mrs. I.  Pitchford.  The affair was under the con-  venorship  of   Mrs.  E. Clayton,*  assisted by Mrs. Redman, Mrs.  Uttley,   Mrs.   McCrea,   Mrs.   A.'  Nelson,  Mrs. A. R.  Grey,  Mrs.  J. Mo watt and. Mrs. G. Batchlor.  Mrs. W. B. Billingsley is:  president and Mrs. A. R. Grey  is secretary-treasurer. Monies  taken in by the Guild are expended on the upkeep of the  Anglican Churph and social  services in the district. The  Guild expects to raffle a hamper of groceries shortly, when  the proceeds will beused to  paint the church. ..J  <'-���:���:... X*.>X:-' -;^4V%^V-^>'"-*Vj^-.��33^  $100;FINE" FOR  BREAKING 'CLOSE'  ORDER IN WOODS  Magistrate C. L. Filmore in  District Court fined Burns &  Jackson Logging Co. Ltd. of  Vancouver, $100 for carrying on  logging operations near Wilson  Creek during a closed season.  The company pleaded guilty.  . E. A. Dickie, who prosecuted,  claimed this was in defiance  of the government closure,  which had been necessitated by  hazardous conditions in the  woods.  G. W. Jackson, director of  the company, explained that it  had shut down since June 26,  and that the technical violation  was caused by the men who  were repairing the caterpillar  tractor. , ���  GIBSON'S LANDING ...  Miss T. Campbell,  Clarence Cook Wed  Miss Thora Campbell, the  daughter of Mrs. Frank Campbell of Pender Harbour, and  Clarence Cook, son of Mr. and  Mrs. William Cook of Gibson's  Landing, were married recently  in Vancouver.  JtWberts Creek$fQt&$. ���> i  by Mrs. G. E. Reeves  STENT ANIMAL  *  '.'^'^JheV;writer of this story is a  farmer's wife living 'ybhy a small  larhi oh tthe coast a^y; Roberts  Creefc^olMii  3D,;-  miles    from  -::^ncpuver^-^;::-'y.?S}X:Xv..-'-" -v.:'.-  f*|^: hushand took up the  iahcl, in 1908/ and our house  Svas built completely but - of the  i>ush^We were married in June  1914 and now our four children  are grown up and a Way.  But this isy about neither  children nor houses. The bears  are our problem^      ���_'/.. .  They have often come intft  our apple orchard and helped  themselyes to the fruit���one  : yegr they even destroyed the  bee hives; we have never seen  them so boldyas. they are this  year. ..    =, ��� "/' "/''".  For about    five    days ��� ythey  *    *    *    *  were coming into the yard in  broad daylight. One day I was  standing by the kitchen table,  peeling apples, when suddenly  I; looked up to see a bear come  into the yard and pick 'up a  chicken. Next day he was back  again, standing - between-the  big.trees,beside the house... 1  ran out and threw a stone at  him.  Not   knowing  whence   it  *    *    *    *  had come, he started running  ���in my direction! When he  saw me he pulled up short and  made for the nearest pine tree.  I ran for the gun, but he was  gone when I got back.  My husband has been, away  working for a neighbour all  summer, leaving home at 5.30  in the morning, to return at 7  o'clock. Being alone, I   was    a  *    *    *    *  little nervous at times but had  never learned how to handle  the  gun properly.  For several nights we had  slept in a small cabin in the orchard to protect our apple  crop.  One Friday my husband had  gone to work early as usual,  and when I got up I found to  Continued on Page 5 PAGE 2  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Roof Vegetables To      Netherlander, Britishers Work Together    Need Fire Permit  Be Sold Minus Tops  The Wartime Prices and  Trade Board advises consumers  that carrots, beets and turnips  are now to be sold with the tops  taken off. Hitherto, these root  vegetables were sold with the  ���flops on providing that they  did not exceed certain sizes.  It has now been found that they  have grown to such an extent  that the consumer has been  losing by having the tops included in the weight. They  should now be sold by the  pound with the tops off.  R.A.  (Russ)  Gatzke j  Bmldmg   Contractor |  ALTERATIONS - REPAIRS '  Duroid Roofs Neatly Applied  '      ���    ������>."r...-  ESTIMATES  FREE  Gibson's Landing  On a medium Bomber Airfield on the Continent men of  the RAF and NAF worked together. Here they; are seen  servicing* Mitchell bombers, a medium bomber aircraft  On Entering Woods  The Canadian Forestry Association reminds all those going into the woods this summer  that a fire permit is necessary  before lighting any campfire.  These permits may be obtained  from arty forest service official,  police officer, or authorized person.  Readers are advised that in  building a campfire it is illegal  to build it any closer than ten  feet from any log, stump, snag  or standing tree, and all inflammable material must be  cleared away for a distance of  three feet in every direction  from the edge of the fire.;All  campfires must be  totally "ex-  .Wednesday, July  25th, 1945  NEW MINISTER  APPOINTED FOR  MUNICIPALITIES  Following the death of E. H.  Bridgeman, Minister of Municipal Affairs, the appointment of  B.C. Bracewell as Deputy Minister was announced by the Hon.  H. Anscomb, Minister of Municipal Affairs, during the past  week.  Mr. Bracewell has been with  the Department for some years  and was assistant to the late  Mr. Bridgeman.  tinguished before leaving. The  laws are siriiple to carry out  and .are a "must" io every  sportsman.    :  About A Gold Mine  by Bruce Hutchison  FORMULA FOR BEING  *:  ELECTRIC AND  ACETYLENE  ��PV  All kinds of Repairs  CONSTIWCnONS ',  Made  To   Order  LINCOLN  MACHINE SHOP  Halfmoon Bay  The current attempt to suppress a bOom in worthless mining stocks no doubt is highly  moral and economically sound.  But, if successful,(it. will spoil  a great deal Of innocent pleasure, for you . can have more  fun losing your money in mining stocks���rand losing more . of  it���than in any other game of  chance. And, besides, it rounds,  out your education.  You would be surprised how  much geology, metallurgy, economics and finance you can  learn for an investment of a  hundred dollars in a mining  stock which has no possible material value but is rich in  wealth of 'the''..ihte^eci.:VThe  man who��buys the s^ocl^^prob-  ably imagines that .'the:i:{Pre-  Cambrian; Shield W"as5 a; defensive weapon worn by Kbniaft  soldiers in the conquest, of  Britain; but, once in the market, he becomes overnight; an  authority on the, mineral; formation of the American continr  ent. .;. :; ;.:���' ,:..: ���������=���-:..���..'.��� i.;,:   ,���: :���;-;���;..  Why, when we promoted Our  fabulous mine, the Golden  Hoax, none of us had been  nearer to a mineralized body  than thei dining car as it raced  through the Rocky Mountains.  But  within  a   week ;wei were  it I wish to take this opportunity of  thanking all those voters who supported my re-election as Member for  this riding- in the recent elections,  and" to*reiteraite ^iy intention of giving sincere; hori-partisan representation to my constituents for the ensuing terml I expect to shortly^  ceive my discharge from the RCAF,  and" will pious be able to devote my  full time as yotir Member of Parlia-  ��� ---������ - ���  ment. ' '������_.  > V"' ' ��� ;������".'.''J'y--.."  To those many volunteer workers  for the Liberal Party whose efforts  were necessary in many ways, may I  express my appreciation for their  services. - - ���.-����� ~  James Sinclair  M. P. for Vancouver-North  talking larnedly about refractory ores, we were > arguing a-  bout the widtji, of:; veins; /we  wer,e talking of .*fe^ichment at .,  depth", the "antiriionia| content" (t ��������� still can't firid'.";'. put  what that means m English),.  and, our. conversation was-full  of drifts* stopes, wing dams and  glory hoies, all full of ^O^y  arid nothing else. As I look back,  I realize that We entered the  mineral industry rriere ignoramuses; we emerged with a  scientific education but no  money to speak of. ,  Mind you, there .was nothing  wrong, with the Golden Hoax,  except,., One minor detail. It  lacked:; Ore and in this . respect  warlike most of the iriines hbw  bemg^rpihbtedv However^ mere  lack of ore never daunts a real  mining man, arid we were  minirig men. So we staked a  wj^ole mountain and we, knew  that if. we did not hit ore at  Once, we could keep on tunneling, for ever.' _���' :' v  \, TFhis, is what we did.. We  riever. quite reached the end of  the hiQuntain but we reached  the end of our money and it  WAS only the reactionary, capitalistic financial system of  Canada,�� its refusal to lend  us riipre, which*, stopped us in  what might h&ve been the  greatest Mineral discovery of  the age; No one lean say that  another, ttolHnger, Fhn Jlpn or  Norsfoda dtiSs ' nibt...."lie;* within  that mountain Decause the financial markets arid predatory  ijo^^ests^'^wld.... never" .let lus  rxnq rfQiitv.Afierf, th^^e^ aU ,l?e-  carrieZ pretty;, 'radical '' "*mK bur  politics.  But in the meantir^e we got  a lot for our investirient, the  best hundred dollars'%prth on  the market. Sp long, yas you are  in the njarket you;.are: va cap-;  italist and you can enjoy every  sensation known to the v richest  mai* on , Wall Street./! Y��ith a  trembling hand ,we would ;^aikew  up the evening paper and turn  to the, financial page and scan  the stock quotations! Hp\v ,^e.  would listen to the radio atid  eagerly debate ,the prp^able  price of gold until we became  authorities on the ^science of  money and economists in pur  own right! Our thrills were  deeper than those ,of the rich  investor, for he could lose  heavily without pciin^;-'"^whereas  we had only a hundred dollars  and af ris^ .or fall, of.,a cent, in  the market was all the difference betweeri, ��� affuence and  poverty. It -was a life of adventure all rights  But it was expensive because  the man who is in the market  must live like a capitalist.. We  took to smoking better cigars  and buying better whisky arid  eating at the best places, arid  when brokers hodded to lis On  the streetss or spoke "to us oyf  er; the ticker tape, we knew we  had arrived,' arid we lived lip to  it. "lit, is riot the orginal iriyest-  merit in a mining stock which  costs ;th'e money. It" is the 'upkeep.';''- .;/���'���     .,";. ���������*':,;; '"   *���/:���:  I : must confess 'I could not  have supported my stock much  longer when the crash cariie.  We.ran out of moneyytheri And  could funnel rib moreV But as  the directors pointed out; in; a  sound and conservative report,  We had, created large, assets,  ^e.had a comfoyiablecampfor  miners, a lot of rnacjjiinery; and  a/long tunnel, and if pre. were  ever discovered, ; the directors  said, we would certainlyvhayei;a;  mine. This statement has-rieyer  been successfully chailenge^.; ;  And as we J^pod at the niouth  of the tunnel, and looked: into  it and realized, that we owned,  a whole mountain where thousands of miles of tunnel could  still Jbedriven^ we. began to .appreciate^ the; _"'������ ine^austible  wealthy of ttiis nation ^and I the  wonders of nature. _, -y iX,.  ��� .But ;^th^Tra|fter''^e'-!un^ei-'  fi��hness,j w;e are .leaving" the  present ^tpek ^Bbom tp a ;'riiaw  generatipn^ l^aye gone b^ck  :tp,' dfieap;: '��� 'cigare^1 .wid": "eating  places and rib brokers s^peak to  us, for we are not capitalists  any more.: We .are; i>roke; yet  somewhere in tHe muhtelns^we  own; a vast and aching '.'-.cavity,  full;, of golden memories.,   ;  ��� f. &>  WISHING ]EVERY  ,. ���^.SUCpBM'.,JyX  '"; }x::'to:,TI^Px^?:::  r-^OAOT^NE^^ly-y,1  R.D.BREWIS  REAL ESTATE  -;;y��PERATOit;tt.;-  ^ti^j. -L'-'-^-n    ilti  I Wednesday, July  25th,  1945
THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.
;PAGE 3
^ On The
G0NTRARv
r— .—.	
—By BOB STRACHAN
/ FOR five more years Canada
/    will be governed by Mackenzie King, a Liberal Government  and   a heterogen-
•   ebus opposition.
/ ; The many-party mixture
of; the opposition seems to
4 have been caused by the
people of each province
searching and voting tor
good, government according
to their experience. with
their own provincial governments.
T In Alberta, where for ten
years, ,v a v- Provincial Social
Creditf goverrinient has" been
administeringr the:affairs of
the people well, the voters
ifcerit to the polls in a majority for ^oGiM^CrMit^ candidates.
In  Saskatchewan,   where
the y C^^g^^a^iTf^
providing r reasonable-
ana progressive legislation
fpr almost a year, the CCF
candidates won the majority of ^the seats^
The Ontario voters, remembering the. Liberal gy-
1 rations, of ^MitcK Hepburn,
; and draitroohecl away from
the CCF by the Goebbels-
like attacks of B. A. Tres-
trail, went Conservative.
r. Mr. King will not have the
strong    one-sided    goverh-
.jrierit of the past five;years.
He will nave to keep, all of
? his■•-, owni partyr members sat-
f asfied. A comparatively few
Lfoerals, by voting with the
;   Opposition/ could  throw   a
;  monkey wrench in the works
and another election in the
laps of the people.
However^ there should be
■ ;rho"nie^ssity\foy''thi^' if election- proihises mean any-
* thing at all. Before the elec-
i tionV all parties and candi-
j| dates promised great things
y for Canada .it they were el-
y ected; This means that all
\ oi tfie 245 meml)ers of our
Hbjis^M'CJornmbn^ el-
i- ecfielfepnl aspromise to give
y; usy legislation- which would
',; provide rational reform, |ftill
y eiriplbynlent M fair wages,
i social ^ejcurity, and a guaranteed income for:.'the:;farf
^T0j&&Xyzy;;'~X.,':\     ^''"^'.fc*"';- ■'
With all oi the members
already pledged to this, arid
all agreed beforehand that
such things are a necessity,
nothing should; "stand in the
way of these promises being
fulfilled arid augmented,
y Canadians are really takingan interest in their postwar government.; This was
iiidicated by tjie extremely
high  percentage  of voters
who went to the polls on election day.
Canadians are awake to
the fact that Parliament
can nreveht arid alleviate
certain conditions which
have distressed us considerably in the past. The r>eo-
Ple will w^tch the new Parliament and its members as
never before and any at-
temrjt at party or partisan
riolitics, any attempt to delay, obstruct or neglect progressive legislation by any
Party, group or member will
I be remembered come election day, 1950.
Mr. King once remarked
that societv does owe something to the great body of
wnvlnn cr Tseorile This—m
H The CBC's European coverage is directed by news chief
A. E; Powley, above; who makes his heMcJuarters at BBC
Offices iti L^tiddii-   ^' -OKv   -'■ .^'V* "-Vy ':-ir" :'':: ';:[';■' X:'*
The gririi story of the part Canada"'-'played' in rolling
back the Nazi and Fascist armies was told by Powley and
the men with hife-Mat Halton? Peter Stiirsbferig, Bill Herbert, %hdLdtKerr CBG war correspoiidents who" ate, marched
^an^raejit^Lthe £roijt lines. Wherever our lads in khaki and
Tbiue, engaged We eriemyf these men were with their micro-
phbriesI Mid equipment. r ■.-m
Now they Mil bring to Canadians the story of Europe
as it rises from the ashes of war. Their reports are heard
on the CBC News Roundup on Station CBR each weekday
at 4.45 and-104:5 p;m. '^     ;   '.. v    ,
WMSPWnGEK, PIONEER COAST      w
WGGER,PASSES AWAYINr83rd YEAR
; George William*' Urquhart,
83, better known as: Jim Springer, passed away at Powell. Rivet last month tafter a long illness^'; ■ 'yr:X.. rW : ...y-T "-.;• , v :•
Mr. *. Urquhart had returned
from •'Vancouver last January
to reside with his son, George
William, in Powell River. Surviving are .three" other sons,
Charles 7 of Vancouver, and
James and Robert of Seattle.
A. daughter, Mrs. WiiUairi Mitchell, also resides in Seattle.
. Mrs. A. Bell of Westview is\a
sistef; ■"■';'■*''"' .'.  ':'v-      .■;'  '■""■ *'   :
Mr. Urquhart, who was better known along this part of
the, coast as;.. "Jim Snringer",
was one of the earliest pioneersiri the Powell River district. Born in Nova Scotia in
1862^: hey came to Powell River
in 1883 at a time when the only
js^tlemerifr '''r(^^T^^':X^f[:Zf^o\".
sriiallyio^ng   camps   owned
and operated by the Mobdyville
Sawmill Co. In rnembirs published aboiit 15 years agOj Mr.
Urquhart-recalled- that One
carrip, called Dickenson's,7 Was
located; oh the site of the present Powell River mill, While another, Dineen's Camp was further down the coast.
In 1900 Mr. Urquhart returned again and, worked until 1904 with the B.C.: Timber
& Trading Co, which finished
logging the Wildwobd area.
.In 1907 he returned again with
a logging outfit owned by J.
Saywsird of Victoria. With the
tug "Hope", two scows loaded
with complete equipment for
th camp and a logging, railway
were put ashore, and the .camp
established On the site of the
P. R. Golf Club. The railway was known as the "Michigan & Puget Sound", and ran
from Powell Lake to Willirig-
deri Beach.
■•^>~~—^"*
COUNTER
- '■/;■ ?;x y-y;'
(heck
BOOKS
K We can fill your orders for counter check books iri
any style, at prices which are  standard all over the
west. Send a sheet from your present book, or if you
haven't been using printed slips, ask to see sairiples.
H Printed books are as low in cost as blank books when
you order 500 or more. ,    '..;,;•;,!'    .'■',',
Wm. H. Whalen
Passes at Home
Wliliam Henry Whalen, 74,
pioneer B.C. pulp man, collapsed and died at his residence in
Vancouver.
He was born at Collirigwood,
Ont., and came to Vancouver
in 1910 from Fort William.
With his brother; he built arid
operated - the original pulp and
paper mill at WoOcttibre. He
was ^mOng the charter members of the Vancouver Club. He
was a keen curler, and in 1936
was On the rink that represented B^G. in theiMacdorialdsBrier
event. «^:- ''~^--- •• ";:: < -:- •.-   -r-
Surviving are four daughters, Miss Margo Whalen, Mrs.
E. T. O'Malley, Mrs. C. G. Cro-
nisha nd Mrs., W. Dennieg, all
of Vancouver, ^and two sons,
Sgt. Leonard, RCASC, Camp
Borden, and William at Wood-
fibre.
MODERN OR
TRADITIONAL
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PORTRAITS -  CHILDREN
Weddings,  Commercial,   •*&
jCall or write for information
and appointment
W'HEN food it
^plentiful the
squirrel puts away a
generous supply in safe
keeping. And he does
not touch it until he
really needs it. The
squirrel is smart! We would do well
to emulate the squirrel in his thrift
and foresight. Let us continue to buy,
end put away, Victory Bonds and
War Savings Stamps every time we
get the opportunity. But most important
of all—let us keep them until we
really need them.
386A PAGE 4.  THE COAST NEWS. Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday, July  25th, 1945  Wnz (Boast Mews  1  A��VE  IN.G  3 Lines  (15 Words) for 35c     3 Insertions (same ad)  60c  Extra words, above 15-word min., 2c each. Cash with order.  Notices,  Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c insertion  LITTLE ADS -- ". BIG RESULTS!  FOR SALE���  1933 Chrysler sedan for sale; in  good   condition,   good   rubber.  Apply H. V. Pearson, Halfmoon  Bay.  FOR SALE���  Green Venetian blind, brand  new, 20" wide, 72" long. New  price, $6.60. Sell for 3.25. Write  A. H. Alsgard, Powell River  FOR SALE-  TWO acres land, three-roomed  house, partly finished. Electric  light; telephone. 14 Fruit trees.  Small fruits, chicken run. Near  lake. W. E. Cavanagh, Powell  River  WEDDING STATIONERY���  Engraved or standard wedding  invitations, announcements. AJ^-  so wedding cake boxes, complete with cards, 95c dozen.  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L  WE BUY AND SELL���  Rifles and shotguns bought arid  sold; also all kinds of used  goods, furniture, clothing, tools  etc. Square Deal Store, West-  view, B. C. ;  WANTED���  Converted Star or Ford motor  for launch. Write R. S. Turnbull  Powell River, B. C.  ���   ENGAGEMENTS  Mr. and Mrs. Horace Johnson  announce the engagement . of  their only daughter, Rose.Mar-  . ie, to Joseph Fbrrest Cart-  wright, second son of Mr. arid  Mrs. John Cartwright of Little-  fork, B. C. ' I  The wedding will take place  August 8th, 1945, at the Holy  Family Church,. Sechelt, B.C.  FRENCH undehground girls freed  Three young women, former Lindsay, right.. The girls  went  members of the French under- to England  to lecture on their  ground,., were visitors to  BBC experiences under the  German  ���studios in London... where they  PENDER HARBOUR . . .  REAL ESTATE     -,.  DEALS SHOW  HIGH ACTIVITY  {     ARD ��� Correspondent  j ���  I Real estate continues to.move  riapidly ii} this area. The latest  sale of consequence is the purchase by Capt. H. Sparling of  several cottages at Garden Bay ,  hetween the hospital and licensed premises owned by Gordon  Lyons. It is understood that the  price was in the neighborhood  of $9,000.  j There has been a great demand for summer accomodation here. ���������.,���.  j It is stated that Capt. Sparling plans to renovate the cottages before next season and  generally make the area more  attractive.  Another probability is that  he will open a * retail store, a  fine large-building for the purpose beirig included in the deal.  The Sparlings have other #  property which they acquired '  several months ago.  NURSE RESIGNS  Mrs. Ida Proctor, who for  several; years has acted as relief nurse at St. Mary's Hospital, resigned recently and is  now operating a lunch room  adjacent to Murdoch's Store. So  far her venture has proven very  successful.  GETS NAVY DISCHARGE  ��� John "Sonny" Mackay, who  for the past three or four years  has been atached to the Cana-V  dian Navy, has been granted a  discharge. Sonny lost. very little time after his return here.  Taking two or three days' holidays with his family, he soon  outfitted the Scotia, and is now  fishing on the Fraser.    ���   -   ���.  PICTURE  SHOW  GIBSON'S HALL  Every Week. Watch for the  Posters!   Shorts,  News,   and  Feature Photoplay  MISSED NICE SALVAGE JOB  Harvey Heard, who operates  -a freight service into Jervis Inlet with his boat, the Charkay,  had a little engine trouble on  his last trip up the Inlet and  was forced to cancel a nice towing job from Princess Louisa  Inlet to the American boundary. An American pleasure  yacht with 24 passengers broke  down at the Malibu Club and  Heard was given the call for  help. The U. S. craft was finally towed back to her horiie-  port by a Vancouver tug.  The Charkay, now in Vancouver, will be put of service  for several days.  NEW  REFRIGERATION  W. P. Pieper, owner of Pie-  per's Point Resort, has installed  a modern refrigeration plant  which wilt enable -him .to. bring  in larger shipments, particularly of meat, for storage under  proper conditions.  Mr. Pieper is now operating  a delivery system in connection  with his store and for that purpose has purchased the Sea  Frog, formerly the property of  D. H. Carter.  ACTIVE RESORT SEASON  .Summer resorters continue to  find this district one of the  most popular on the coast.  Pender Harbour Lodge, renovated and redecorated at considerable expense, is now operated by Mr. and Mrs. Cyril  Pearson,; who report an active  season. Also operating to capacity are Westmore Lodge and  Hidden Bay Farm on Nelson  Island and-Leith .Bros, and the  pinehaven resort in Pender  Harbour. k  All of the cottages at Garden  Bay are full. ' '  AT GOWER POINT;  Holiday Visitois"  Miss Dorothy Marston of  Vancouver is the guest of Miss  Madge Smales at Gypsy Towers, Gower Point, B. C.  Mrs. E. S. Pirie and family  are spending a few days at the  Gower Point resort. They will  continue to Vancouver later  this week, returning to their  home in Powell River in early  August.  MORE ABOUT ...  ON CONTRARY  Continued from Page 3  prove that these words  were not merely political  platitudes, his last chalice  to ensure that society pays  its debt to "the great bo��y  of working people."  Hitler      often    * referred  tauntingly to the democracies as "decadent." We haw*  proved that we. are not decadent in war. Can we also\  prove that we are not deca-s  dent in peace ?   The answer  will be found in the thinking and action of our Prhrie  Minister and the  members  of   Canada's   20th   Parliament.' -.. ., .':��� .".;.;'; *  GEO. CORMACK  GENERAL MERCHANT  HALFMOON BAY, B, p.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Pender Harbour  MOTOR  MACHINE SHOP  Madera Park   :  IRVINE'S LANDING  WELDING of all kinds.  MOTOR RE^ILDINa  Electa      Repairs "'  PRECISION  LATHE WORK      *  Will  Fix  Anything!X  Rebuilt Generators  For Sale  Wm. S.  Spurrill, Proiv  'Steamship Special' for Child War Giiesp  BACK TO BRITAIN: Child war guests who came to Canada from  Great Britain in 19^0, when 6,600 of them were carried in Canadian Pacific  ships, now are returning to the Old Country. A group of them are shown  above at dinner in the Windsor Station coffee shop prior to boarding a C.P.R.  "steamship special" for the east coast. Also making the trip were R.A.F.  dependents like the wee Scottish-Canadian (right), enroute to Falkirk and  her R.A.F. father, who trained arid married in Canada.  &��&&^&&&&��e2&:  '**'nii{'fiiY*V'*"V,*i^^&-*-*-'  liS5  i^aill.ili^ij��i^*^4v Wednesday, July  25th, 1945  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 5  MORE ABOUT  . . .  BLACK BEARS  GRANTHAM'S LANDING . . .       HALF MOON BAY  POST-OFFICE AND,  Continued  from Page 1 STORE CHANGES  my dismay that the bears had  been 'back again and pulled  some wire off the front of the  hen house, helped themselves  to a chicken breakfast, and departed. The shack was a sorry  mess of wounded arid dead  birds and feathers.  FACE-TO-FACE  By this time   I was   getting  quite nervous,  with no chance  y to run out for help without the  possibihty of running into some  Of these animals.  I made myself a cup of tea,  ate a little breakfast,, and pickling up my Bible read the 91st  Psalm   to  reassure myself, for  .   I  had  never known   real  fear  r before;. I tried to do my house  ,   work, theri busied myself with  soriie weaving!  in the  late, af-  ;.-   ternoori I went; to take a rest  ;   but in a few moments the sound  of clattering boards put an end  [to that. I charged to the scene  with a long plank, but the damage had   been done���the   bear.  had been at the chicken house  arid loosened the boards. I ran  around the end  of -the  house  ; and   riiet    Bruin    face-to-face.  His expression  seemed  to demand to know  exactly what I  wanted. I didn't want anything  ���except   the   safety     of   the  house.  THE HENHOUSE AGAIN  When my  husband returned  /that- evening I breathed a prayer. We decided that I had better learri to use the gun.  ; The next day was Sunday, so  ��� ;we decided to lay in wait for  the visitors. My rested  ��� while I kept watch at the window, and about 10.3Q Mr. Bear  . was back again, and made up  the apple tree. One shot scared  ; him out there, and he lit out  for some other more hospitable  : place. We slept peacefully that  night, sure we had gotten rid  of one.  . Monday my husband went to  work as usual and before I was  up and arOund there was a terrific din from the henhouse. As  I reached the scene I saw a  large black bear just clawing  his way out, of the henhouse. I  made for the gun but missed  bruin. As he made off into the  bush I thought ''Now's my  chance to get away!" I headed  for a neighbour's home, Mr.  Sirnith,;arid got him to' keep  W^tch While I went to find my  husband._;';". ���;..;���'.;.,..', .;,;        . ��� "���  A Cim ELIMINATED  {H ^hey saw nothing riiore that  iday, but I was still too nervous  Jp ystay alone. Mr. Smith came >  up to keep watch, and a 5 p.m.  he caught sight of a large bear.  He fired,^ and. bruin disappeared but when we went to  look for hiiri there was rib ti*ace  ^thena whiniiig sound attracted bur/attention, arid up in a  young alder tree was a cub. He  was  eliminated. >  Midnight a few nights later  I heard the boards again, but  we knew he couldn't get in as  we had boarded up the chicken  house. We lit lamps, however,  and left them burning to keep  any more away.  ALL IS PEACEFUL  The  next  morning  we were'  up- bright and   early, prepared  for anything. Soori a bear came  in arid picked up a Small chicken:'Ten minutes later he came  ������  back for another   bite, but-we  gave this one   to him in lead,  and he dropped on the spot.  /^V-Now everything is peaceful  around the old farm. We have  riot seen any more bear, so we  think that our    diligence    and  worried nights  must  have  ac-  .  counted for the whole four.  -     P.S.���We are getting -a  good f  dog ancbare turning the job of  guarding_the fatm over, to hirii..^  OWNERSHIP  Jim Rennie, Correspondent  The wharf and beaches are  cheery places these days, resounding to the cry of the seagulls and the joyful sound of  children's voices. This spot on  Howe Sound is a gem on the  Pacific, and is comparable tto  the famed "Kyles-of-Butte" on  the Firth of Clyde, Scotland.  SPENCERS RETIRING  Our best wishes go to Mr. and  Mrs. . Spencer in their retirement from the store and post-  office. Mr. Spencer was postmaster for fifteen years, and has  earned a well-deserved rest.  The store and post-office have  been taken over by Mr. and  Mrs. Chambers and Mr. Chambers Sr., to whom we extend  our best wishes in their new  venture.  NEW WATER TANK  The Grantham Community  Association are installing a new  9,000 gallon tank to their water  system, which at present is being taxed to capacity.  A picturesque boat sailing  these waters at present is the  "Me-Too". Its dark hull and the  shrimp nets hanging from the  yardarm give it a piratical appearance.  SUMMER VISITORS  The "Coast News" extends a  hearty welcome to our increasing number of summer visitors.  Among them we notice Capt.  Smith, who was in command of  the "Empress of Asia" when it  was sunk by the Japs in the  Far "East. - .������������"���-y';���.���"  ������[������.'  FIRST SUBSCRIBER  . Mr. and Mrs. Pringle and  family are here for the month  of July. Mr. Pringle, who was  born in Singapore, thinks that  Grantham's is the gem of the  ocean. Mr. Pringle was Grantham's first subscriber to The  Coast News:  BACK FROM WAR  Home from the war is Group-  Captain McNab, who was decorated with the DFC in the  Battle of Britain.  Capt. Bob Stevenson is a busy  man with his fleet of rowboats.  Just now its "come early or you  will have to swim!"  Alf Emerson is tuning up the  "Lady   Ann"   for  the   Salmon  Derby.   .  Among" our old-time visitors  we notice Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn  Moore and Jackie, Mr. and Mrs.  Hodges, Mrs.. Dunmore and  daughter, Mrs.. Baron, Mrs.  Cowan and Miss Stewart,  Schoolday Chums  Meet Again After  Overseas Service  Ernie Pearson, Correspondent  AB Gordon B. King, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Jim King, arrived  home on Wednesday, July 18,  accompanied by his wife and  infant son. Mrs. King is an ex-  member of the CWAC in Hali-  v fax.  Seaman King joined the crew  of HMCS Sanspeur on the west  coast in October, 1941. Later he  was transferred to the east  coast, where he joined HMCS  Pictou, and finally went on the  minesweeper HMCS Border  Cities as a submarine detector.  This latter ship spent some  time in the North Atlantic.  AB King is home ori a 28-day  leave, and expects to be one of  a group which will be demobilized at the end of the leave  period.  Coincidently, FO Bert Chester arrived at Half Moon Bay  . with his wife and son Kenneth,  to visit Mrs. E. Mosier and her  son Dick, on the same day that  Seaman King arrived.  These two young men have  known each other for years,  having gone to school together  at Mission City, where they had  lived for some time. The last  time they met was in the Beaver Club in London in 1943.  FO Chester was attached to  an RCAF squadron in England  during 1943, and flew a Mitchell  medium boiriber over France  in many expeditions to Imock  out rocket-bomb'"sites, air fields  and other targets. He was transferred back to Canada in March  of 1944 as an instructor at the  OTU at Boundary Bay.  AFTER DANCES  DROP   IN  AT  THE  SECHELT  FOR    LIGHT   SNACKS  DINNERS and  AFTERNOON TEAS  a  SECHELT  SECHELT, B. C.  ountry  by GABRIELLE READ  Lets' talk  about Bear Facts.  Did you ever know a bear  could laugh? Well this one  could���and did.  This mischievous, furry beast  had been taking a neighbor's  chickens for almost a week. On  this particular day bruin decided he would come nearer  the house; there he stood un-  cfcer a spreading pine tree tree,  just outside the bedroom window.  I'm sure the bear was aware  that there was no man about  the house. Trembling and fearful, the farmer's wife picked up  a stick and made a couple of  preliminary passes at Bruin,  and he took the hint, scrambling for the nearest tree. But  when he got safely into the  branches he paused to poke an  inquiring snout out and actually bestowed a grin upon the  woman, whose plight was still  as bad as ever.  He was a young bear, but he  seemed to know that even if  the farmer's wife did rouse enough courage to go for the gun  she feared she wouldn't be  steady enough to shoot straight.  The bear was right. The lady  dropped the stick and hurried  into the house. Hastily donning  clothes���for it was six in the  morning���she grabbed the 30-  30 in shaking hands and sped  for dear life down the road:  It was, she felt, the duty of  the man of the house to cope  with Bruin. She wanted no part  of  it.  Construction a week behind  schedule due shortages of  material, but still hoping to  start operations about Aug.  1st���two round trips daily  Howe Sound Transport  Gibson's  Landing  Thomas  BEASLEY  GENERAL MERCHANT  BUS STOP  AT THE  SPORT-FISHING  CENTER . . .  Halfmoon Bay  SELMA PARK  HAIRDRESSING  SHOPPE  Dolly Jonas  A Complete  Hairdressing  Service  Phone   for 'Appointments  SECHELT  LENDING  LIBRARY  and GIFT SHOP  New Books Added  as   published  Hand-Made   Gifts  ���  Library   Dries:  50c Month  ANNOUNCING..  .  Tsawcome Garage  & Welding Co. Ltd.  WILSON CREEK. B. C.  Has   Been   Appointed  STANDARD OIL  Distributors  For   Sechelt   Peninsula  And  the Toba Inlet Area  We assure all our customers,  old & new, we will provide  the most efficient and courteous service of Standard  Products as wartime restrictions will allow  Fuel Oil General Tires  Stove Oil Batteries  Diesel Oil    Auto Accessories  GASOLINE���All Grades  PRINT  ^ We have one of the most modern printing plants on the  coast ready to do your social or commercial printing ... A  Union Label Shop equipped with up-to-date type styles and  expert craftsmen.   We're not interested in price-cutting . . .  but when you want a GOOD job at a FAIR price contact our  representative, Ernie Pearson.   He'll be glad to help you and  quote prices.  SJIjp QLm&t 3S>ura  C-O PARR PEARSON AGENCY  HRLFmOON BRY ��ke ��oast Mews  PUBLISHED   EVERY WEDNESDAY  at HALFfllOON BAY, B. C.  by  The Coast News Limited  Kegistered  Office: Powell  River:, B.  C.  Business Office: Halfmoon. Bay, B. C.  A. H. ALSGARD, President  E. W. PARR PEARSON,  Secretary-Treasurer  *�� ��� j .-i.   *-*  Wednesday, July 25th, 18)45  o ,���-.��.  And Now Our Third Issue  THIS is the third..issue of The Coast News, arid  we're glad to report that,we seeiri to he  getting somewhere.      ,   ,  Public reception of our new venture has  been iriiriiediate and gratifying in all parts  where we have been able to establish" proper  contacts. Due to the rather scattered nature of  our territory, however, we have still a great  many points in which to find correspondents  and subscribers, but we have no misgivings as  to the extent of our success when we do make  proper  contacts.  We hope we have been able thus far to  justify our .ambition. We fortunately have no  past to live down���only a bright and shining  future to live up to. So long as we receive your  continued co-operation, it will not be difficult,  We think. ...  Ernie Pearson sums it up in his report this  way: "I met with a good reception wherever  I went ... People seemed highly pleased at the  prospect of getting a local paper. It would be  an extremely long list if I tried to name all  those who have been helpful, but I feel I  should mention C. G. Ballentine of Gibson's  and Mr. Pringle of Grantham's.",  In our "Letters" coluirin this week are a  few more typical comments, all of which add  up to the fact that your publishers are willing  to continue a while longer with their meatless  days in order to assure the venture a fair trial.  (We think it can be no secret that these first  few months of The Coast News will represent  a direct loss financially.)  That, however, is satisfactory to us. Weekly   newpapers   are   essentially   a   community  service, and eventually begin to stand on th$ir  own feet.  And so, with community service as our  first object, and personal remuneration secondary, we hope to continue a forward march  without too much difficulty and with pleasant  results to you.  "'    :  Which is by way of saying "Thanks!" to  you, ;an<l "Keep up your interested support."  The E. & N��;LaMr&Gtnt  Taxation of tirriber lands in the E. &- N; R.  belt "seemsaltogether top lbwi", according to  Mr^JEL W. Davey,V^ctc^iav ycqunsel fbivtheyB.  C. Forestry Comnjission. He yurges that a severance v tax equiyalent. to royalties paid by  other iitriber tenures,should be iniposed. "  - 'As we understand the story,, it is this. In  the eaji:^ days timbe�� was^ .looked on asan, enf  ci^^rainee^rid.^ jhiridrance io< settlers. Traris-  Dp^tatibnr wjis neectei. .Hence theKy&'N. land'  ^^t,wjas. riiade, provided Mr. Dunsmuir woudd  build a railway between Nanaimo and Esqiui-  ^alir $hje land was to.ne tiax free. Should it be  sold to. anyone, %t became taxable; y !  v Jrfejpunsmuir railway interests, passed into the hands rof the CPR and therefore became  taxable. Under the McBride-Bowser'Government the tax was set at 1J cents an acre.'That  Government hadl practically '.ho. opposition. The  electors then j as largely now, took no real interest in governmental affairs���apart from negotiating their votes at election times.  From time to '&**? attention, has been  called to what Mr. Davey now calls "extraordinary privileges" enjoyed by the railway corri-  pany. Many years ago we ascertained that the  company did so by legal contract and act; of  the BjC. Legislature arid thatit'."Was"impossible.  to alter"the"situation;; ;"'���;'���' \^:'.y^'X'i^^^\.^^  If Mr. Justice Slban e^^  means of restoring to the B. ,CV publicthei reip-  nant of the many millions of dollars their own  lack of citizenship plus the operations; of a pliable government, have lost them, the B.C. Forestry Commission will have achieved; the impossible.  ���The Cowichan Leader.  The Only Difference  One of our boys, back from overseas,  was trying to; explain to a local giW why  Canadians preferred English girls. "What  have they got that we haven't got?" she  pouted. "Nothing���-nothing atall," was  the direct answer. "But they've got it over there."  "Dust to Dust  //  A Camera Study for CocCsi^eu^s^e^ders by Golden Stanley  A fighting paratrooper home on leave   explains a peculiarity of his craft: "You climb  down trees you never climbed up."  Thoughts  That  Inspire . .  by  .... ...... ../stll" t.  REEDER  Fronr .���the"' Kadio   Note-Bopk,   on  Vancouver's^ CKWX, Monday   to  Friday,  2.45 p.m.'  ' And as  "Country" Editor",   at  3srl5   p.m-Sundays^cmvCKywX  f  THAT'S RIGHTS-SMILE! '^  hcDid I hear someone say, "How  can r^milei andvbe .eheerful  when there are so many things  to upset rne?^ iWelk I bet &that  you vll .find, it >Tisn'jfc. * really any  harder ^tqybe^  er ,whafk reveres, obstruct yqur  pathway, -.or \what plagues follow iri your, trail to aruipy'you,  if :only you'll practice the fine  art of cheerfulness.        - y  I'll admit������ it isn't everyone  who can accomplish this withr  out practice ���yes; indeedWit  takes practice.        .���'..'-  -  Then again, I think we should  ask ourselves what is to be  gained by looking .and feeling  sad- when .troubles- throng  around us,, orr how isv our..condition to -be alleviated or,:im^  prpyedv by abandoning. oursel?-  ves.-to despondency. If .^u are  a young man: or , woman,; rifiture  designed ypu to.^'be^of ^gopd  cheer,''. and should-you .find  your.road to. fortune,.-fame or  respect^biliityi. or to, any other  boon your young heart'��� aspires,  a. little thorny, and many ..a  young person,, does these days,  consider it> all for the ��� best,; arid  that the present impediments  are only thrown in your way to  induce greater effort and more  patient endurance on your part.  -.Far better spend a whole life  in diligent, aye, cheerful, and  unremitting, toil, though you  never attain,. the [ pinnacle. pf  your, ampitiousmdesires, th^n to.  turn back ^at the first .appear-*  aixce of .misforiurie and \allow  despair to .unnerve, your .energies, or .curb your naturally  sweet, ancl.cheerful disposition,  r Of course, ^1 submit that this  is fairly spund: reaspnmg also  for ypu, dearlady,>in the home,  with all your little ancl not so  little irritations, > plagues.. .and  despair. It may not be so easy,  biit as I have said before, it can  be obtained by ^persistent practice���nothing worthwhile was  ever accomplished f without a  struggle, was it? and cheerfulness in face of difficulties, tends  for better health and happiness,  ���just try it! Talk happiness���  not now and then, but every  blessed day; even if you don't  believe the half you say; there's  no room here for him who  whines as on his way he goes.  Remember, friend, the world  is sad enough without your  woes. Talk happiness each  chance you get���and talk it  good and strong: Look for it in  the byways as you grimly plod  along: Perhaps it is a- stranger  now whose visit never comes,  that Health and Happiness are  chums.  Don't forffet  . . .  fcoolE for the  silver lining1 and Keep Smiling"!  TONGUE  TWISTER  Less butter will be used, says  one of those drippy radio culinary columnists, if it is spread  thinly on a slice of bread, and  the bread is then eaten upside  MIRROR  Of World Opinion  Norwegians Go  Backh P^untry  ,.B��DOiq, ���JXQjwayH, ,In ythis  finy r conimunityX sixty ririles  nor|hT of 'the* Arctic.Chttl^v.; a  handful oi Nor^yegian niembers  pt"um Sritisj^-hbera^or^^  asjsisfecf. "byJ;hpriiisy guardsmen  ar^.;XF^lice,iHare disarmirig.>the  entiri'yth'/Luftwaffe ���.Division  ���of'ri^o(^m^;s;y.';: ������,;.. ,;',.^'-.'  :vSlome 6Q,&pO   xiflesti ,-pistols,  riia$une, IgunsjCarid; small; jar?ps  ^;au ^^cr^iorisylie in a Norwegian,  depb^^at -Fauske, j2ti>  miles^ froniiJBodpeon a magnificent ",����lt-\^ter ;;ifiprd^y. j j ������', > ?X ���  ;'.! <^e^^^:cari^'V:sp^(ckle/;;f|^  ^ggea; cbu^r^idejy;^  area s '$ie.,, Cxetnmxs :";base^;-' '.their'  pffensiye^^^ainsty -rtheX 'Allied  co^oylT llibun^^  North. Capeitpy^^arisk.y3^  riuger airfield  ^; BodpefZw^  superb    runways ��� of    tiriiber,  served as^ headquairters.   ^   ^!  Today V this airfield is beirig  used by Ariiericari- trarisport  planes; which: daily ferry supplies and neeed materials frbrii  Sweden^to aid an estimated -80,r  000: Russian: prisoners qf war ^  who were used by; the.Nazis as  slave laborers in nbrtherri Nor-  .wayi..���"..'�����������-���������'��������� ���;���;.. ^:^-   ���   -....-   ..^-:;-���'.������  ���              .,-  -    -..._     ���         ���   ���          .-.   ���       ......  :,  Lefs  S M 1 LE  ���'���."-."     ..������'-.���      "...���'.                .,, , :..'������   ���  PULLING STRINGS  The wprrian riagger ought to  be happy in heaven. There  she'll always be harping on  soriiething^    y,  INStJLT AND BATTERY X*  y; For punching; an uriipire this  season, the firie is 200  bucks.  Nor is it corisidered more legal  to kick the fellbw/s seeing eye  CiOg.     .;���'���;.���;.. :''I..".'*  -'V."-.'.' ^    .:;:;X-'X  LE TIE  to the Editor  iA****-i.a3>**yj3,<���JbrxKk��tX3J>���  : The publishers of The Coast  Slews were happy to find a lot  of ericouraging notes in the  mailbag 'this week. Foliowirig  are a few excerpts���  "Just a little note to tell you  how interesting it was to watch  the people get their first copy  of The Coast News. They were  as eager as kiddies with a new  toy . . including myself. But I  must say-the first one was firie,  everyone I spoke to seemed to  think the same, and all are  pleased.  "I do want to wish The Coast  News the best of luck, a bright  and shining future, and to express the hope that it will get  old and fat!"  ^Mrs. I. Willison, Secret Cove  From George Charmari at  Gibson's Landirig��� "Congratulations for getting this paper  started! To one who has. eagerly bought even a school paper  it is a chance to get in touch  with what's going on arid it is  encouragirig to see a real weekly paper come into "being. I am  -o-^xo/il^ic_a^>3m^.wbrkL keeps Wednesday, July  25th, 1945.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C^  PAGE7  Members of the Coalition  Government meeting in caucus  in Victoria on Wednesday, July  11, by formal resolution recommended to the Liberal and  Progressive Conservative organizations and their supporters  that; "it is considered in the  best interest of the people and  of good Government in British  Columbia that the Coalition of  the Liberal and Conservative  parties should continue."  At the conclusion of the caucus, Premier John Hart held a  press* conference at which he  inade public the following resolution which was passed unanimously:  . 'Whereas    the   members   of  the    Legislature,   representing  respectively   the   Liberal   and  Progressive , Conservative  parties, have held separate meetings, at which each group unanimously resolved?  - 'fThat in view dfjwaaf conditions and the necessity of united efforts in adequately, rrieet-  ing; our postwar problems, it is  considered in the best; interests  of the people and; of jgpod government   in   British'Columbia  that the Coalition of the Liberal and- Progressive  (Conservatives parties should continue;  "Therefore this jpirit meeting  of members of they Legislature  of both parties hereby recommend to their respective party  Organizations     arid   supporters  their consideration of the above  resolution."  FREIGHT RATES; ^    ,  A special conference betweeri  the    four   Western    Premiers,  namely,;S.S.' Gafson of Man^  itoba, T.C.|5ouglas bf Saskatch^  ewan, E.C4Manniriff of Alberta  ,an4 John Hart of British Col-  ;;u^nbia, will* be held toy discuss  I genial , freight rate; questions,  ; it <W3S announced riy Premier  ���Jop-'Hart.; f:g ^ ���-,^'-11  NEW SCHOOL PLANS  The report of the Provincial  Coiriniittee on plans.'. for rural  schools h��s beeri^ljcbriipleted, it  was announced b^H.GrT.'i'er-;;  ry^ ^ipis^er of Education;X}-'^'  ���;y Cppi^sipf the report are be-  in^ ?gerit:. tp the various school  ^jar^i:pm;:\thfe. Province.  The  :.j.epp|ty indicates that building  ;C^|;Pwill;:he slightly higher ";$b  rpi&et ���������r' the' y ao^aricect:  re^  ^y^lrtf��'':lrie.y4^sigris'..call for* ad--  equate   {accbiriiriodations    and  fa^|l|ties iby teaching in addr-  itibrjii';|o irpproved li^tirig'arid  sa^itairy ������ arrangements!^ 'x-    -f\  [lf-:-.i'>i.u<iJf'l- ���  ALASKA HIGHWAY  Alaska Highway construction  is one of the major items to be  taken up with Federal authorities when Premier John Hart  goes to Ottawa. This was intimated by the the premier following a conference with a del-  legation from the Advisory  Council to the Hon. C. Wall-  gren, Governor of the State of  Washington, held in Victoria on  Friday, July  13.  The Premier said he was  most anxious to see the highway  constructed on a basis of coordinated effort between Canada and the United States. Coincidental with the Premier's  announcement was that made  by Mr. Kirby Billingsley, head  of the American delegation,  who advised the Premier that  President Truman, upon his return from Europe, would immediately get in touch with  Prime Minister Mackenzie King  to negotiate with him on. construction y of the highway on a  mutual basis.  GRUBSTAKING PLAN  So far this season, between  35 and 40 person have taken  advantage of the Provincial  Government's grubstaking plan  whereby a prospector, may receive up to a maximum of $300  by way of a grubstake and up  to $200 additional for travel, it  was announced by the Honourable. E;yC. Carson, Minister of  Mines:;'/-'. ���''"���'���'���"' XC'X  'The ?y prospectors are beirig  serit "mostly to five outstanding  localities as follows: 'The Haines  road' district in -the Atlin :'ridding; The Marisbn^--Takla y l)is-  trict ^ih the Oirim^  east:^side of ^ the Coast Range  southeast fromWhitesaily Lake  iri' the Bean and Bella Coola  Districts; The Hppe-PrincetOri  rbadyarid district arid the territory ealst of; Duricari River in  ���they;East. KoOtenays-';,' j- X^^--  Iri' rnaking 'this announcer  merit, i the yijpnpurable Mr. Carson^ stated that greater supervision wlasbeing g[iyen this type  of pros^ The  prospector being asked *tb  search for all types of minerals  but more especially for gold  since it is felt that the precious  metals will now be coming into their own as the demand for  base; metals "recedes.   "  It is too early yet to know  to what extent veterans of this  war will take5' advantage of  this service as there have not  On the Italian fronts the Germans shelled our positions  with propaganda leaflets and our boys collected them as  souvenirs because they did not weight the kits down too  heavily. Here Sgt. A. Jones shows his collection to Sgmri.  E. A. Titleyof Manchester. The leaflets had three main  themes:  -..������;..';.., ';  (a) Our Allies are. nPt to be trusted; '.'(h) Terror propaganda trying to Worry the British soldier about his folks  at home; (c) The German soldier cannot be beaten, and it  is useless to try. *.';"  MORE ABOUT . , .  LETTERS  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6  Sell those things you no longer need . . .Big and  small, you'll have a lot of them around the house  that you don't need any more.  ^ Turn them into money quickly with a Coast  News classified advertisement. Rates are low and  results are high. .  Ernie  Pearson - Halfmoon  all the time so I don't get the  news of the coast, or when I do  it is old and stale.  "I was bom at Roberts Creek  arid I have heard plenty of the  old days of the coast but now.  ami more interested ! in Ahe;'future deyelopriierits of this cbr^  ner of the Prbvirice:" v>  Frorri F: J. Areridt, Roberts  Creek: "yol;;i; No. 1 of The  Cosfet News caihe to hand yesterday, arid I wish to send; my  congratulations. The far-flurig  district which will be Served  through yoiiir publicatipri will,  I feel sure, be knitted riibre  closely than it ever has 'been'  beMrei. I iarri wishing;' you all  'success."'"''"  CD. Clough, Gibson's Landing, says: "Enclosed please fhid  cheque for one year's subscription to The Coast News. I wish  you the best of luck iri! your  new venture."  Thanks, Mr. Clough��� those  good wishes backed up a the  welcome words "enclosed find  cheque" really mean something  to us right now! ���Editor  JYpm Mrs. Gabrielle Read at  Alderspring Farm, Gibson's  Landing, says "Congratulations  and success in your new veri-  ture!"   '���,;���; ��� '/'��� p' ">V'^;'::  Capt. James Harvey, also at  Gibson's, writes: "Enclosed  find cheque for a year's subscription to the new venture in  this district. I admire your  nervb���go to it!"  Thanks, folks, for the encouragement. We're certainly going  to try to deserve all those kind  words;?' ,::" ' '- ���'*..;r:-'  Meantime, if any of you can  dig out some more subscribers,  encourage them to send their  order in for the paper. The  more readers w���f have, the  more advertising space we can  sell. The more advriisirig space  been sufficient numbers discharged to make a proper test.  It is hoped, the Minister stated,  that veterans will take advantage of this scheme so that they  may not only benefit themselves but open up new fields  of wealth for the country.  we can sell, the more correspondents we can hire. The  more correspondents we can  employ, the more news we can  bring you. It's a lovely, unending; eyelet   '^ v  ���Editor.  CLOSE SHAVE?        ~  Disguised as a barber, an inmate of an eastern jail evaded  the guards arid escaped. If they  mean he talked his "way out,  why don't they say so?  BOXING and  WRESTLING  SECHELT PAVILION  Tuesday, July 31st  8.30  p.m.  ADULTS    ���   $l.t>0  Children ��� 50c  SECRET COVE . . .  'Gospel Boat' Meets  Inez Willison,  Correspondent  Rev. and Mrs. Hartford were  speakers at a church meeting  held at the home of Mr. I. B.  Jorgenson last week. The evening was spent in music and  song, led by Rev. and Mrs.  Hartford, who are travelling on  the gospel ship. Mrs. Jorgenson  served refreshments at the close  of the evening.  A goodly number of young  folks attended.  Mr. and Mrs. Ars(lund, of Everett, Washington, have been  visiting with Mr. and Mrs.. John  Brynelson for a week.  Miss Ida Jorgenson arrived  from New Westminster to stay  the summer at her home here.  She has been with the stenographers' staff of Marshall-  Wells Ltd. for the past two  years at Westminster.  Will Scott  TRANSFER  "REDROOFS"  HALFMOON BAY  General  Let us help you solve  your transportation  problems!  ESSO GASOLINE  MARVELUBE   OIL  Get the best out of your  high-speed motors!  Fill up here with Premium  Ethyl Gasoline.  Hose  delivery from  float to boat!  W. P. PIEPER  Irvine's Landing.  Pender Harbour  UNION  STEAMSHIPS  n  LIMITED  SECHELT,   B.C.  RETAIL STORE  ���      ;  A LARGE STOCK OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE  ALWAYS AVAILABLE  ��� FRESH MEATS & VEGETABLES  *  HARDWARE & DRYGOODS  # WOMEN'S DRESSES  Our Prices Are Reasonable!  i ���THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bdy, B. C.  Wednesday, July  25th, 1945  s  AT  +.-s\ *���..-. *.;rrn-f4  'iSr' ��� ;,���':���   ':,    ~y  ���'TrS;vi viv ���-���. ';v.:'  . ��� !-,":f^��K$.'s.';.,.i .-.  ;,,^;-.'.:,?:.j.,T.te-i  . ������'.-teawt. c,i  "'::"��������� ��������� 'i%^ -  * PRICES GOOD 'TIL AUGUST 1st  PEANUT BUTTER  Squirrel Brandt 24 oz. '.   NUMAID HONEY  1 lb. carton   *MAIL ALL ORDERS TO POWELL RIVER, B. C.  NAPTHA SOAP  Echo, large bar, 3 for .   ;  NABOB COFFEE  1 lb package, . '.   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