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Array )  �������*M mum, j  PROVINCIAL  PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY at HALFfXlOON BAY, B. C.  SERVING A PROGRESSIVE AND GROWING AREA ON BRITISH COLUMBIA'S SOUTHERN CQAST, Including���  Irvine's Landing - Egmont - Hardy Island - Halfmoon Bay        Sechelt - Wilson Creek - Roberts Creek - Grantham's Landing  Gibson's Landing - Pender Harbour - Port Mellon - Hopkin's Landing '- Hillside  Vol. I, No. 4  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST  1st, 1945 FIVE CENTS PER COPY.     $2.50 PER YEAR, BY MAIL  Roberts Creek . ..  WILSON ...CREEK.  NO TRACE OF BOYS  *���*turb on  MISSING FOR WEEK  ���>  t ������'.-^���^������^���'���'������i^ry-  TWO Roberts Creek youths,  Ken Green, 18, and Kenneth  West, 14, are still unreported  after leaving their homes in a  small rowboat July ,19. They  were bound for Nanaimo, Pender Harbour, or Half Moon  Bay, and it is now feared they  have been lost, possibly as a  result of a strong^ south-east  wind which blew all day Friday, ^mx. .:  Green is one of Win, spris. of  Mr. and Mrs. Harry/Gl^||��bf  Roberts   Creek;  his   com|y&^bn^  is the oldest son of Mrs. itoleb  West,  also   6f   Roberts   Creekilr  His  father is overseas:   ;  Ted Green, an older brother,  arrived home on   leave    from  the Navy last Thursday.  .:./.>The >; craft in which -they set  out was  a 10-f^t;yt^  carriecbtwOi sets (^ oars; and^ w-as&  l&inMsriedfe^  ters at Powell Rive^yr^porf^;  theyhad. found noytrace "oif*1^>"  lads': as a result "p�� ^heir seiareb  PORT MELLON  LOGGER RECOVERS  AFTER ACCIDENT  Reported to have been injured when struck by a cable  and knocked between a pile of  logs, Oscar Gitllback, 43, Port ;  Mellon, was brought to St  Paul's Hospital Monday y last.  An employee of Thorburn  Logging Company, Gullback  was rushed by boat to Horseshoe Bay, where he was picked  up by ah ambulance. He was  suffering head injuries and  concussion and his condition at  hospital was reported as "fairly  good.  for information at all points along <. the coast, including . Las-  queti Island, Texada Island,  and Nanaimo.  The boys were last seen several miles out from Roberts  Creek, on Thursday.  Anyone finding trace o�� the  boat or its occupants is. requested /to notify Provincial  Police officers at Powell River at once. >  The Davis Bay waterworks is  now operating with a pumping  system from Mission Creek. Mr.  . Jt,::M ^Phitaket; <staifes M^  #$ie^b4p:elii^  highway speeds  Mrs.  George  Cormack  Correspondent  A petition is being made to  the Highways Commissioner to  control the .speed of .motorists.  The, high way is considered dan:-  gerous for fast driving because'  many cottagers must cross the.  road to get to the beach, and  because of the loose gravel,  clust, no footpath, and a narrow road.  FROM VANCOUVER  Among newcomers from Vancouver are Mrs. V. Boggust, her  grandchildren and her daughter,  Mrs. K. Mason, Cpl. and Mrs. H.  Macleod; Mr .and Mrs. H. G.  Ware; and Mr. and Mrs. Walter  Bridgeman of New Westminster. ������������������        .:.-'������ .  Mr. Walter Mills has returned  to his home from the Vancbu?  yer General Hospital, w^ierey he  has been: au^atieiiti li^r^i'^lls:  ��  A:ysmall sehi^h^l^lding"Is  ie^e(*t^yto be completed  ^heri; jcohdi^pns permit It; is  situated befwe^ythe store and  the Wilson vCreek postoffice, on  the north side of the highway  where it turns from the beach  towards Wilson Creek.  Minister of the church is Mr.  W. Elliott, Sechelt, whose services are given free of charge.  Mr. Elliott Is "formerly, of Vancouver, where he served 11  years as a Sunday School superintendent, -and six years as  pastor, of Bethel Mission. He is  also vice-president for the. Industrial Orphanage Home, in  Chirikiarig,  Kiangsu,  China.  The church is entirely a community effort and has been  made possible by. volunteer  subscriptions and work. The  service is at 7.30 p.m. and Sunday School is at 10.30 a.m. All  are invited to attend  has: had. as^tier, goesXs.-Ja&s^pvov  5, y and her sister and  brother-in-law, Mr: arid Mrs.  Stanley Treager,   Victoria.  Mrs. C. Ross and daughter,  Heather, are in Vancouver*  where Mrs. Ross is attending  her mother, who is ill.  At SUMMER HOMES  At their summer cottages are  Mrs. A. J. Tonk and son Ronnie of Montreal, and Mrs.  Tonk's sister, Mrs. E. V. Anderson and her children, of  Field, B.C., ,and Miss Lillian  McLean of Vancouver;  Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Begg and  guests, Mr. and Mrs. T. Henderson  and Jean Henderson.  Mrs. James Hudson, Donnie  and Lois. Guests are Mr. and  Mrs. Ralph Hay ward and small  daughter, and "Mr. and Mrs.  John A. Roberston. Mr. Hudson  is in the East on business after  attending  the  Alpine   Club   at  Coast News readers read last  week of the adventures of Mrs.  G. E. Reeves of Roberts Creek  & the bears. Here's Mr. Reeves  and the one that didn't get off.  WAKEFIELD INN  SOLD FOR $50,000  :��� ',>. Sale ofifche jproperrty ^jct'"jbiu^r.;;  ^���algSlch^  riouriced last week. The vendors were Wakefield Hotel Co.  Ltd. and Mrs. T. D. Sutherland  of Vancouver.  New owners are Stan Walker, veteran Alberta hotel operator formerly of Pincher Creek,  and Dick Kline of Vancouver,  ex-RCAF instructor.  Harry Errickson, of Whitaker  & Whitaker Ltd,, Vancouver  realtors, reports increased interest in coast real estate, with  a record number of properties  changing hands.  The owners have turned the  former Provincial Police station, across the road from the  Wakefield Inn, into a coffee  bar. Mrs. Nelson, widow of Art  Nelson, will operate if;  .. i  Chrome Lake, near Jasper.  Mr. and Mrs. E. Black.  Continued on Page 4  PENDER HARBOUR ...  Cougars wipe out  12 in sheep herd  COUGARS   have   been  killing  off the sheep of Ed Myers. A  total  of seventeen were killed  in two nights last week.  It is believed that a mother  cougar and her kittens are responsible for the killings. Louis  Heid and Harold Pearson went  to Gibson's Landing to make  arrangements with Ed Cullan-  ^ler-to take his cougar dogs to  the Myers place in an effort to  put an end to the marauding  animals.  Mrs Louis Heid is a patient  in St. Mary's Hospital, where  she was taken July 26th.  Mr. Charlie Heid is gradually  recovering from his recent operation. He is a guest at the  home of his brother, Louis, until he recovers sufficiently to  return to his own home.  PENDER HARBOUR;  *ji'~i  AT SUNDAY MORN'G  CHAPEL SERVICE  Rev. Heber Greene, chaplain  of MS Columbia of the Columbia Coast Mission has been  making a real effort lately in  trying to interest residents of  Pender Harbour in the Sunday morning services at the  Chapel. His personal contacts  have met with success. He has  enlisted the services also of  Mr. Leonard Hambly, former  Vancouver organist, whose  masterful handling of the little  organ has made the service  much more attractive.  During the latter days of the  past week Rev. Greene could  be seen covering the Kleindale  area by bicycle in pursuit of  his congregation.  Hopkin's Landing x..  by Ernie Pearson  Mission City Business Man Helped This Community  * *  ;. Mrs. R. Laird, a visitor for  many summers, now has her  own home at Hopkin's Landing, where her father, Mr. Merrill ? DesBrisay, visited her for  several days.  Many residents of this coast  area will remember Mr. DesBrisay as a pioneer business  man of the province, who at  one time lived at Fraser Valley's Mission City.  STARTED  WITH $110  In 1889 the construction of  the railway bridge across the  Fraser River was started at  Mission. With an eye to business and the large sum of $110  Mr. DesBrisay started in with  a little store in a shack at the  bridgehead. He did very nicely  for a while, featuring such sta-  *.*,*.*���  pies as overalls, shirts, socks,  gloves and other things to the  construction gang working on  the bridge. When the water in  the river started to rise the  work on the bridge ceased. The  construction crew left, planning on returning lated in the  year, but they didn't, and the  work on the bridge was delayed  for a time.  MOVED TO MISSION  In the meantime DesBrisay  found it was necessary to move  elsewhere where he could do  more business. He set up shop  near the wharf where the river  steamers called to unload their  freight and perhaps take on  wood fuel.  As time went on- DesBrisay  decided to move again. This  time he moved to a place away  ���   ���   *    *  from the river and across from  the CPR tracks. In those days  his store was surrounded by tall  timber, and only a trail led to  the wharf at the river. The only  place where people could walk  in their Sunday best was on the  long wooden platform at the  CPR station. This third site was  on a corner, and later bordered  the Lougheed Highway which  now runs through Mission City,  one of the most up-to-date and  rapidly growing towns in the  Fraser Valley.  STORE STILL OPERATES  Each time Mr. DesBrisay  moved, his business prospered,  but there were some lean years  too. Old timers still remember  that they would have almost  starved had it not been for the  *    *    *    *  help DesBrisay gave them during some of the tough periods.  Mr. DesBrisay decided on one  more move, and this time it was  across the street on the corner.  He built a large two storey departmental store where he sol^  everything from chicken feed  to white collars and bedroom  suites. After building up a successful business there, he left  it in the hands of a manager  and moved to Nelson in 1897.  He never returned to operate  the business again himself, but  many times he visited there and  sometimes during a rush period  could be seen behind the counter helping to wait on custom*  ers. He sold out his interests  about five years ago, but the  large store is still known all  over the country as DesBrisay's.  DesBrsay has visited Hop--  kin's Landing for many years  and spent a number of pleasant  summers here. Through the  years he has taken a keen interest in the affairs of the community.  HELPED START CAMP  Many years ago, when the  YMCA wanted to build a summer camp for boys, the property they chose for the site was  owned by a real estate firm  in Vancouver. They wanted to  sell all of it or nothing. DesBrisay joined others in the  community and bought portions of it to help the YMCA.  Mr. DesBrisay has been in  poor health for the past three  years, and has lost an eye due  to illness. PAGE 2  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C..  .Wednesday, .August 1, 1945  WISHING EVERY  SUCCESS  To The  "COAST NEWS"!  Wings Over Canada.  by Robert Reeds  REAL ESTATE  j  R.A.  (Russ)  Gatzke  Building   Contractor  ALTERATIONS - REPAIRS  0  Duroid Roofs Neatly Applied  ESTIMATES  FREE  Gibson's Landing  ELECTRIC AND  ACETYLENE  WELDING  All kinds of Repairs  METAL  CONSTRUCTIONS  Made  To   Order  LINCOLN  JOHNSON  MACHINE SHOP  Halfmoon Bay  Perhaps you've been wondering just what the first postwar private planes are going  to be like. Well, here is a pretty  accurate summary.  In private planes the first  year or two will bring new  models which will be very  much like those sold just before  the war. Light planes will be  divided into two distinct types,  the conventional high wing  monoplane with two or three  passengers and the tricycle  landing gear type, some with  low wings and twin rudders.  The first type is exemplified  by the pre-war Cub. Two-  thirds of all civilian aircraft  registered in the United States  before the war were Cubs.lt  takes an expert to tell them a-  part from the other conventional light planes. More about this  type of plane's performance in  a minute. _  The tricyqK landing gear  type was pioneered by Ercoupe  and it looks as If several other  manuf aeturereg will go in for  the game general style. The Ercoupe is nearly all metal and  anyone who can drive an automobile is supposed to be able  to step into one and start flying. The controls are different  from those in a conventional'  plane.  One's first impulse would be  to go all out for Jhe tricyle  landing gear type of plane, but  there are a couple of catches.  In the first place they cost almost twice as much, and hy the  time you pay Canadian duties  on top of that t . .Secondly, no- .  body has yet shown how to  fly them withy skis or floats  and until they are licenced for  that type of performance they  won't be much good in Canada.  In addition to a variety, of  models very similar to the latest pre-war models, one or  two manufactures have announced plans for new ships.  These again are divided into,  two categories, those which  have actually been built and  flown and those still in the  dream, or design stage.  Among those already flown,  and the one which has the  whole aviation industry on its  ear is a new amphibian built in  the States by Republic. With  modifications it is supposed to  carry four. It is a pusher type  with the propeller behind and  looks like a miniature flying  boat.  It's all rigged up to take off  from a land airport and land  on a lake with a special apera-  ture to fish from, dive from or  to help in tying up to a dock.  .Planes that would do this were  available before the war. at  $30,000 and up, mostly up.  Republic claims it's going to  sell for not much more then  $3,500 in the States, which  means closer to $6,000 here, but  at least one leading plane manufacturer with more experience  than Republic, in the * small  plane field has promised to  start at the tail and eat the  plane piece by piece forward to  the hose if it can be sold profitably in the States for less than  $5,000.  Other manufacturers���Fair-,  child, Waco, Luscombe, Culver,  have all been talking family -  plane, a plane to carry four  at over 100 miles an hour with  the economy of a good automobile. So far it looks as if  this type of plane will be  ready a couple of years after  hostilities cease. Cub which also hopes to have one in this  category has meanwhile already  designed and flown a single  seater called the Skycycle.  It's going to retail for .$900  in the States and cruise at  more then 10p miles an . hour  with' a 40 horsepower engine  and y do about 40 miles ,to a  gallon. Most of the industry  thinks Piper is crazy, that a  single-seater won't sell, but  Piper argues that the average  motorist drives alone oftener  then he does with passengers,  that much postwar flying will  be done in rented planes, so ...  Oh, arid that business of the  performance of the conventional two and three seater  light  plane. They'll cruise at from  70 to 100- miles an hour and  land at 35 to 45, do 15 to 30  miles on a gallon of gasoline  depending on the make and  model. .  One of the best authorities  on the subject the other day  publicly named a figure of 175  as the likely number of new  transport planes which would  be needed in Canada each year  after the  war.  If transport planes will last  10 years they certainly aren't  going to be junked in less than  five and five times 175 is 875.  If Canada has 875 transport  planes after the end of the war  we shall indeed have seen a  remarkable expansion in aviation.  So even under the most optimistic estimates the Canadian  aircraft industry will only be  called upon to build 200 trans-?  port planes a year against a  present rate of some 3*000  planes. '���'������''.-  But all is not lost. In the ten  years- before the war a new.  kind of light plane was developed, a plane which would  land at 35 miles an hour, fly  25 miles to a gallon of gasoline.  On such planes thousands of  younsters now in combat flying  got; their first  training.  There will be great improvement in these light planes the  moment the war ericls, but their  success depends on what Canadians do about the b^ildling of  air strips.  NEED LANDING STRIPS  If every City, town and.village in Canada y; is -provided  with one Or more Mexpehsive  landing strips, Canada can have  a   5,000-a-year plane   industry.  If the war elided tomorrow  and a man was able to buy a  light plane in Canada for "$1500,  he'd be very unlikely to buy  it, because he'd have no place  to go.  Most towns and villages do  riot heed a large airport for  transcontinental planes, according to Russell Gibson, president  Of Cub Aircraft of Canada; and  probably the Dominion's foremost authority on light planes  and private flying. "However, a  small airport consisting of a  couple of landing strips would  be quite satisfactory for the  needs of the average smaller  community, he explained.  , Let's take a typical Canadian  town and picture a typical setup. Just to show the possibilities  we'll make it an extra small  town..  We'll take Coldwater, Ont.,  a little town of 520 people that  - lies half way between Midland,  Ont., and Orillia, Ont. Gold-  water has fewer than 100 employed in its two or three .little  industries, its, stores and. businesses.  It has 78 young, men in uniform. Among these 78 who will  be  returning to Coldwater  af- .  ter  the  war  are probably an  air force mechanic or two.  AIRPOUT SERVICE STATION  One of these young fellows  aided by a Dominion government backed industrial loan  might open a service station pn  the edge of town, perhaps  picking a site at the corner of  a highway and some other  main country road.  With the help of the town  council he might easily lay, put  a couple Of landing strips along  the edges of these roads, the  two strips leading up to the  back door of his garage.  "All;' the ;young: people in  tpwh would likely to pick; the  'airport service' static' \ for  sie^^ngy H^  owner's ^resi^e :fy?ouId st^iid  highT First fixing you'd Knb%  the owner who would be an  agent for light planes, would  sell a plane or two, and with it  he'd be selling servicing and  storage facilities at ;a reasonable price.  Tlie kind of planes we've  been talking about are already  in existence. Cub Aircraft, for  instance, make such planes in  peacetime   at   Hamilton,   Qnt.  A SELF-INFLICTED  OF  The Coast News  ON  WEDNESDAY  AUGUST 15th  ���.  Owing to staff holidays and the present shortage  of trained help, it is impossible to operate our  plant and therefore the issue of Wednesday,  August 15th must be cancelled. The News will  resume and maintain its regular production each  Wednesday after that;  ���u  A FIENDISH IDEA  We see by the American papers thjat the  American Telephone and Telegraph GOj^pany  is toying with the idea of telephones for automobiles. This is surely the most fiendisJh So?t"  war project yet devised by our berserk ag^ of  gadgetry. What this world needs is not hew  places to put telephones, but old places to take  telephones out of. In short, freedom from  phones.  We are not against the irritations of a  telephone; we are against the telephone, per se.  If Alexander toaham Sell had inihipted his  own business and left inventing things to  others, this might be a reasonably satisfactory  world in which to live. Basically, the telephone  is a self-inflicted torture. It gets you involved  in all manner of wierd conversations with all  manner of. wierd people with whom you have  no desire whatever to engage in conversation.  Then, too, the telepnorie is the omnipresent  witness'to a curious weakness in the character  of the human, race. There are those among us  who can resist anything; but none of us can  resist the insistent ringing of a telephone. We  have heard of but one man in our whole society who only answered telephones when he  felt like it, so that usually it rang and rang and  eventually stopped; The only real use he had  for a telephone was in cultivating willpower.  When his phone rang his first decision was  whether or not he would consider answering it.  If his decision was negative he would proceed  with what he was doing, completely oblivious  of its ringing. But if he decided to consider  answering it, he would proceed in this manner: He would try to remember if he had asked  anyone to phone him at approximately that  hour. If he had, then he would answer.. Jf not,  then further consideration. Was the?e anyone  he particularly wanted to talk to then? No.  Well, was there anyone with whom he-would  not object to having a conversation? There  were, several people. However, he had to balance them against a great number of people  with whom he no desire to talk. Suppose he  answered and it was one of the latter, would  he have something r of importance to say? No,  the chances were against it. By this time the  ..ringing had stopped, so no decision was necessary... ;��� *  The hero of this saga was an eminent Canadian statesman, how dead, who survived  many a cabinet crisis in Ottawa by letting his  telephone ring. Ever since hearing of his exploits,- we have tried to emulate his performance, just once. We're still trying, and one of  these days perhaps the trick will be done.  However, our approach is essentially that of  the coward. Often we have been out in the  garden when the ringing started. Then about  all we can do is resist the impulse to run, and  walk slowly into the house. We always reach  the instrument before the caller loses patience.  Inevitably the eallf on such occasions is for an  absent member of the family.  For the real sit-down strike against the  telephone our best score yet is 9 rings before  answering. It was this occasion which galls us  most among all our failures. And it illustrates  the futility of ever answering a telephone. On  the ninth ring we cursed our lack Of character  and weakness of will and lifted the receiver. It  was a zany employed by the circulation department of a rival newspaper who wanted to know  why' we did not subscribe to his papers  Ugh! , ���'   =. Wednesday,  August 1, 1945  t^mme  British Columbia's delegation  to the the Dominion-Provincial  Conference will comprise in all  probability four Ministers and  eight executive or technical  men, it was announced recently  by Premier John Hart.  The ministerial part of the  delegation it is expected will  comprise besides the Premier,  the Hon. R.L. Maitland, K.C.,  Attorney-General, the Hon. G.  S. Pearson, Provincial Secretary and Minister of Labour, and  the Hon. H. Anscomb, Minister  of Public Works.  The supporting staff will  comprise Mr. Neil Perry, M.A.,  Director of the Bureau of Economics, who, during the past  ���few months, has been especially  assigned to the preparatory  work in connection with the  Conference, Mr. J.V. Fisher,  Assistant Deputy, Minister of  Finance, Dr.*J.F. Walker, Deputy Minister of Mines, Mr. A.  L. Carmthers, Chairman of the  Highway Board of the Public  Works Department, Dr. G.F.  Amyot, Provincial Health Officer, Mr. E.W. Griffiths, Assistant Deputy Provincial Secretary, Mr. George P. Melrose,  Assistant Deputy Minister of  Lands, and Mr. Percy C. Richards, Secretary to the Premier.  In forming the ministerial  delegation every effort was  made to select the Ministers  who. would be chiefly concerned  with the subjects to be taken  up On the Conference agenda.  It has been possible to mini-  jnize to sOme extent the number of those attending this historic meeting in view of the  fact that some of the Ministers  nave held portfolios in the past  ^fahich ^ahfedtHwn to discuss  the questions which might  otherwise require the presence  of other Cabinet Ministers.  The purpose of the Conference is outlined in the agenda  and may be summarized as  follows:  (1) to appraise insofar as for-  seeable what the post-war  situations* problems and  needs of Canada will be.  (2) to consider the broad  lines of governmental policy and action which would  be appropriate to assist in  meeting these problems &  heeds.  (3)-to recommend the most  effective  allocation  of   responsibility   between  governments   in    Canada   for  carrying  out  policies  generally agreed on as desirable, with particular attention  to  the   financial  and ���  jurisdictional aspects.  The  topics  to   be   discussed*  come under the heading of:  (1) Encouragement of private  industry, including such  questions as transportation,  conservation and development of natural resources,  social and welfare amenities and improved machinery for Dominion-Provincial co-ordination of public  works.  (2) Taxation and general financial relations between  the Dominion and the Provinces: public welfare and  social security including  the most important item of  all, namely, full employment, training, rehabilitation,      health       insurance,  :���������    children's   allowances,   old-  age pensions, price control  and    allied   problems    and  , provisions to implement international     treaties     and  agreements     dealing   with  labour standards and other'  social matters.  The   Provincial   Government  took two   definite steps to assist ' the   University  of British  Columbia     to     meet     certain  .THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 3  Led -'First Div.9 to Old Country Camp; Still With Them  W8%8&��%  -Inset Picture by Gale * Polden,  Ltd., Aldershot.  WELCOMES RETURNING HEROES: Thirty-one years a Canadian soldier, (C.E.F., militia,  C.A.S.F. and reserve), Seymour Tyler, Canadian Pacific Railway sleeping car porter, is unofficial greeter  to thousands of the fighting men and women being rushed home now on the sleepers and diners taken  out of ordinary service (above). A high point in his World War II experience was leading the First  Division to trains from shipside at Greenock, Scotland, in December of 1039 as band sergeant oi the  Carleton and York Regiment bugle band. His most prized possession is a silver bugle, gift of Carle-  ton and York warrant and nc^-commissioned officers, about which th�� Kine cmestioned him at Aldershot in 1940 (inset).  pressing needs and for the purpose of establishing a new  faculty, it was announced by  Premier John Hart after conferring with Attorney-General  R. L. Maitland.      '  The first step was a guarantee  to the University that the Province would underwrite expenditures up to $50,000 incurred by  the institution for the provision  of special temporary accommodation to take care of men  and women discharged from the  armed forces desiring to complete or embark upon their  university education. The Province will seek to reimburse itself in this regard from the  Dominion Government in view  of the fact that the facilities  and accommodation to be made  available are purely temporary  and made necessary as a result  of the war.  The second step comprised  the granting of $10,000 to the  University to ertable that.. institution to establish a Faculty of  Law to take care of returning  personnel and those leaving  high school and desiring to train  for the legal profession.  It was the intention of the  University to approach the establishment of this faculty in a  slightly more leisurely manner  which would have included the  construction of necessary buildings. It is now planned to use  what facilities are available  and broaden the scope of the  department from that point.  This will enable the institution  to. meet immediate demands  and at the same time enlarge on  the beginning that has been  made.  MINING   SURVEY  The Hon. E.G. Carson, Minister of Mines, announced during the week that a new survey  of British Columbia's mining  industry was now being undertaken to determine what jobs  are open for returning servicemen.  The purpose of the survey is  to discover the number of jobs  available; when the men can  be taken; the different - types  of jobs to vbe filled and the  qualifications for each job.  GRUBSTAKING RESULT  In connection with the grubstaking undertaken by the Government to enable   prospecters  ANNUAL SUMMER    p0Well Lake  PRO-REC CLASSES  start august 6  shingle workers  The 11th annual Summer  School Course of the Recreational & Physical Education  Branch of the Department of  Education will be held this year  during the months Of August  and September. The men's  course will get under way on  Monday, August 6th, and the  Women's on Monday, August  20th. Each of these courses will  be conducted for four weeks,  8 hours a day, five days a week.  With the rapidly growing interest in community recreation,  it is expected that the courses  this year will.be as large as in  pre-war days. A special section of the course will feature  the first full-scale leadership  course in recreation and physical training for Indians.  Pro Rec staff will be recalled  from their respective districts  in the province, and it is expected that many community  leaders may attend. Further information may be obtained at  the head office of the Branch  ;it?.44i5:':Ricfcards St., Vancouver.  pto uncover new mineral wealth  tinereby providing new oppor-  yturtities for development and  employment, it is interesting to  note, ? the Hon. E.C. Carson,  Minister of Mines, pointed out  ! that the new gold strike in the  Bridge River District was made  by Mr. Ault who has been operating under this plan. The  sensationaK strike made by Mr.  Ault on Truax Mountain, if  proved, would more than repay the Government for the  money expended on this  scheme. The department has  approximately eighty men participating in the grubstake plan  this, summer.  COINCIDENCE���  A salmon will travel thousands of miles, against tides and  currents, to reach the tiny little  stream where he was reared,  so he may die happy. In fact,  it's the trip that kills him.  EMPLOYEES of Powell Lake  Shingle Co. will receive the  benefits of a union agreement  for the first time this year as a  result of negotiations completed  Friday by J. McCuish, president  of LOcal 1-71, International  Woodworkers of America (CIO).  Mr: H. Allman, F.K. manager,  signed on behalf of the mill  owner, thus adopting the master agreement proposed by the  union for forest products industries in the coast region of B.C.  Major gains for the employees include their collective bargaining agreement, and one  week's holidays with pay.  Wage scales were set last fall,  shortly after organization of  the union had been completed  here.  Oregon Smoke  Smoke which blanketed the  coast Friday and gave the waterfront the appearance of the  winter fog conditions, was said  to have come from the huge  5,000 acre forest fire in the  Willamette Valley in Orgeon  state.  TAKE IT SITTING DOWN  A production expert declares  that sedentary work lessens a  man's resistance. The more he  sits the less he can stand.  PHOTOGRAPHY  Gordon Ballentine  Studio:   Gibson's   Landing  PORTRAITS -  CHILDREN  Weddings,  Commercial,   etc.  Call or write for information  and  appointment  Wilf Scott  TRANSFER  "REDROOFS"  HALFMOON BAY  General Trucking  Let us help you solve  your transportation  problems!  ESSO GASOLINE  MAKVELUBE   OIL  ���  Get the best put 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  LIMITED  SECHELT,   B. C.  RETAIL STOR  A LARGE StOCK OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE  ALWAYS AVAILABLE  �� FRESH MEATS & VEGETABLES  m  HARDWARE & DRYGOODS  & WOMEN'S DRESSES   ,  Our Prices Are Reasonable! PAGE 4  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C,  .Wednesday,   August  1,  1945  ��he (Eoast Ketos  PENDER HARBOUR . .  ROBERTS  CREEK  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. Also wedding cake boxes, complete with cards, 95c dozen.  The Coast News, Halfmoon Bay  CIRCULEX   HEALTH *UNITS  A Circulex will give you relief  from arthritic, rheumatic or  neurotic pains���asthma, headaches, foot trouble, nervousness, insomnia, sinus, sciatica,  yaricose veins, constipation,  hemorrhoids and other circulatory troubles. Models from  $155 up. For descriptive literature, write Doran's Furniture  Co., Westview, B. C.  KEYS TO ORDER���  All kinds of keys made to order. Send sample you wish duplicated. Muir's Hardware, at  Powell River (Westview) B.C.  for sale-  Lot, 116x307 feet, on Government Road. Few minutes from  wharf, store. 6 Roomed house,  good garden. Apply G. Drew,  Wilson Creek, B. C. 5  LOST���  Ladies' brown variegated suitcase, medium size, initialled  DMS. One clasp missing, and  has combination lock. Missing  Saturday July 14 from SS Lady  Cynthia at Sechelt. Reward for  return to Sechelt Store. 1  FOR  SALE���  A good fish boat. 31 Feet long,  7'10" beam. Apply Charles J.  Heid, Irvine's Landing. 7  RAFFLE TICKETS���  Blank, numbered tickets, with  stubs, in books of 10 tickets. 6c  Per book, 60c dozen books. The  Coast News. Halfmoon Bay.  SILK RIBBONS���  Silk ribbons, printed with the  word "Committee", for dances  and other affairs, 10c each. The  Coast News, Halfmoon Bay.  PICTURE   FRAMING���  Send your enlargements, photos, certificates to us for expert framing at low cost. Prices  before job is done, if you wish.  Cranberry Hardware, Powell  River, B. C.  RUBBER STAMPS���  New stamps and repairs to old  ones made to your order. Also  plastic badges, corporation  seals, stencils, etc. The Coast  News. Halfmoon Bay.  A GOOD IDEA���'  Send a subscription to that boy  in the services. A special rate  of $1.50 in Canada and $1.75 in  ���It. S. or overseas (per year) will  take it to him. He'll appreciate  it more than you knOw. The  Coast News,   Halfmoon  Bay.  WE BUY AND SELL-^-  Rifles and shotguns bought and  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.  ROOFING PAPER SPECIAL!  Double rolls, will cover 200  square feet, $2 per roll; rubber-  oid, 1-ply, $1.35; 2-ply, $1.70; 3-  ply, $2.15.. Heavy mineralized  roofing paper in red and grey-  green, $2.65 roll. Also patent  roofing I shingles, cheap. MAIN  MACHINERY & METAL CO,  943 Main St., Vancouver,   B.C.  PORT MELLON   CLOUDBURSTS  FLOOD PORT  MELLON SATURDAY  Violet A. Sireeier  Correspondent  The Pacific Coast Militia  Rangers of Port Mellon are  locking forward to their annual picnic at; Gambier Harbor  on August 5th. The ARP and  Veterans will be there with  their families.  Port Mellon experienced a  small cloudburst on Saturday,  July 21st. Rainy River flooded  its banks in less than two hours.  Due to smoke from forest fires  and the heavy rain clouds, daylight was alnlost entirely shut  off, making it just like a total  eclipse.  Mrs. V. Christianson and son  are  holidaying at White Rock.  SELMA PARK ...  PARK BEACH LOTS  ARE SOLD  Mrs. A. Baichelor  Correspondent  Mr. C. W. Prince has been  enjoying a visit with his grandsons, Dick Foster of the Navy,  and Irving Foster of the Air  Force, who have returned from  overseas on leave before going to the Pacific.  Mr. T. Snodgrass has sold his  beach property, and the hew  owners have already taken over.  Jack Wheeler is home from  overseas on 30 days leave.  Ivor Burroughs is spending  his leave with his parents, after convoy duty in the Atlantic.  Mrs. P. Nicholson, and. her  family, have 'gone to Victoria  to join her husband, who is stationed there.        ,  An increasing number, of  pleasure craft, both cruiser &  sailing types, have been visitors here during the .past week.  Among them were Clarence  WaUace's "Walithy", with Mr.  and Mrs. C. E. Disher on board  as guests.  The Deer Leap, Odalisque,  Whimsy II, Esmeralda L, Ne-  din, and many Others were also visitors.  Among American boats j|o~  ing to or from Princess Louisa  Inlet putting in here was tha  Gwendoline, a sailing sloop  from Seattle.  .The Deer Leap, formerly  owned by A. W. McLimont of  the Winnipeg Electric, Railway,  was purchased by him for  $73,000. It later went to Col.  Victor Spencer for $18,000. After the well-known Vancouver  merchandiser had operated her  for several years, she was refitted and sold to Mr. Church,  of Seattle, for $55,000; he now  uses her as a charter craft.  Dr. Rolston, of Victoria, has  been appointed medical superintendent at St. Mary's Hospfflr-  al, Pender Harbour, succeeding Dr. T. E. Corbett, who jre-  cently   resigned.  Mrs. Ken Whitaker, who has  been -holidaying with her two  sons here for the past month,  left on Friday for her home in  Vancouver.  John and Robert Mackay, W.  A. Cameron and Cedric Reid  have returned to the Harbour  after trying the early season  fishing upcoast, where {they report ; fair success. yThe quartette will probably try out the  sockeye on the lower Ffaser  as long as the run lasts.  Stan Leonard of Vancouver,  whose fame as a professional  golfer is known from coast to  coast, is holidaying with Mrs.  Leonard at Westmere Lodge on  Nelson Island. Mr. Leonard is  employed in a war plant in  Vancouver during the week,  but puts in his week-ends at  Marine Drive Club, where he  is the professional.  . Real estate continues to be in  demand around the Harbour,  scarcely a day passing without  visits from outsiders wishing to  take up desirable property.   - >  This week Capt. H. Sparling,  who a week ago bought the  cottages at Garden Bay, sold  his present residence in the  Harbour to H. Hatt-Cook, a  recent, arrival from Burnaby.  CBC MAESTRO  . Just as handsome in civvies as he was in RCAF uniform, Lou Snider is currently featured on CBC Dominion network as conductor and pianist. Saturday  nights he presents a tuneful half-hour with the 5 p.  m. Pop Session; Sunday he  directs" the afternoon show,  "Contrasts in Rhythm".  His ability as a popular  pianist has won him guest  appearances on the Monday  night 'Hometown' program  over the Dominion network.  ON NAVY LEAVE  Leading Seaman R. D. Swan,  formerly, with HMCS Beacon  Hill, of the Channel striking  force, spent the week-en^ at  Roberts Creek with PO. Laurie  Farrar.  VISITING MOTHER HERE  Mrs. Norman E. Symonds  is  a guest at Green Trees, at tjie  home of her mother, Mrs. G. F.  Cotton,   Roberts  Creek.  MANY VISITORS  Roberts Creek is enjoying a  large number of summer, visitors this year. Last Sunday 179  people boarded the boat for]  Vancouver, and oh Thursday  107 got off the boat here.  OUR SCOUT REPORTS  One of our undercover men  reports this incident from a  Vancouver theatre lobby.  A nice-looking, well-dressed  girl came down the stairway,  and was fully admired by two  sailors, with the well-known  wolf whistle. As she passed by  them she turned, smiled sweete  ly, and said "Thank yOu, boys."  HALF MOON BAY ...  WORK  COMPLETED  ON BOOM GROUND  Extensive work op the booming ground of the Osborne Logging Company was completed  this week. New pilings were  driven in to replace those  which had been weakened.  Many of the new pilings are  creosote-protected.  While the piledriver was in  the Bay it was used to clean  away the mud and bark from  the foot of the new cement log  dunipi iisihg a dragline and  bucket for the purpose. v  MORE ABOUT'/'. .  WILSON CREEK  Continued from Page  1  Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Matthews  and Dorothy .  Mrs. J. Wood, Alec and Ann.  Mr.. Robert: Casement, with  guests Mr.. H. Cambie, Mrs. A.  West, and Mrs. H. Sharp.  Mr.  and Mrs. A. S. Baird.  Mrs. C. G Critchell and guests  Miss Phyllis McDonald and:  Miss  Joan  Russell.  Mrs. H. Clark and her guests,  Mrs. E. Wall and Mrs. A. Sumas.  Mr. and Mrs. Harold Roberts  and daughter, Mrs. Jack Baird.  Mr.  and  Mrs.   G.  T.  Scarlet  and children.  ; Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Aggett.  ���Mr.  L. Booth.  Mrs. S. C. Arbo and children.  -Mrs. J. Wyngart and Rita, of*  North  Bend,  Mr.. and Mrs. Peter Mydske,  of New Westminster.  Mr. A. E. Burgess and son  Sydnev.  Unless otherwise mentioned,  all the above visitors are from  Vancouver. Other Vancouver  holidayers ,are Mr. and Mrs.  N. Clark of Burnaby, with Glen  and Larv Clark; Mr. and Mrs.  C. C. Hatch and Steven and  Gail; Mr. C. J. Garrett and  Miss Judy Garrett; Mr. H. Mct  Clung and Miss Joan; Mr. anc| |  Mrs. Ronald Boon and Jiminy^  and Ronnie.  Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Turner  have as guests their little granddaughter, Gail Turner, and two  nephews, Dick English and Jimmy Hodson.  Also visiting Wilson Creek  are George W. Turner, ERA.  RCN, and Mrs. Turner and  their small daughter.  Visitors as Mr. A. Innes'  Guest Cabin are his sister, Mrs.  C. Mannering. and daughter  Miss Mary, and her friend. Mrs.  E. Richard, all of New Westminster.  New readers continue to join  The Coast News family, and it  is extremely gratifying to us to  receive their comments each  mail.  From B. A. Chadsey, at Gibson's Landing is this note:  "Please . . . send me your  weekly edition of the Coast  News for one year. I think you  have a mighty good paper and  it was surely needed in this  country. I regret we were off  the list on the masthead at the  start. Ve vas dere, Sharlie!"  From Grantham's Landing,  Mrs. Charles Soames writes:  "Enclosed find a year's subscription. Wish you every success in your new venture."  PENDER HARBOUR . . .  WIND, RAIN, CATS  AGAINST ED MYERS  Ed Myers, of Kleindale, at  the head of the Harbour, continues   his streak of bad luck.  A week ago rain and wind  flattened more than thirty tons  of oats and timothy when both  fields were about ready to cut.  This week cougars got into  a corral of sheep on successive  nights and succeeded "in reducing the flock by an even  dozen. ;  News offers women's  feature this week  The Coast News '.offers its  readers two new features this  week. Kitchen Kapers is the title of a woman's page feature  prepared -and/ed^ednby %a for-:  mer peninsula resident whose  pen-namej Jane Drury, is already well; known to . maihy  readers of B. C. weeklies. We,,  hope the ladies will find it useful, timely, and interesting.  PICTURE SHOW  GIBSON'S HALL    |  Every Week. Watch for trie  Posters!   Shorts, 'News,   arid  Feature Photoplay  GEO. CORMACK  GENERAL MERCHANT  HALFMOON BAY, B. C.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Pender Harbour  MOTOR  MACHINE  SHOP  Madera Park  IRVINE'S LANDING  WELDING of all kinds.  MOTOR REBUILDING  Electrical Repairs  PRECISION  LATHE WORK  Will  Fix  Anything!  Rebuilt Generators  For Sale  Wm. S.  Spurrill, Prop. Wednesday,   August 1, 1945  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 5  Wartime 'Sabotage'  Construction a week behind  schedule due to shortages of  material, but still hoping to  start operations about Aug.  1st���two round trips daily  Howe Sound Transport  Gibson's   Landing  anese oeawe  -  Thomas  BEASL  GENERAL MERCHANT  BUS STOP  V ���'���.���'   yv"' c*a   ���'  AT THE  SPORT-FISHING  CENTER . . .  Halfmoon Bay  ANNOUNCING . . .  Tsawcome Garage  & Welding Co. Ltd.  W?LSQN CHEEK, B. C.  Has v Been  Appointed  STANDARD OIL  Distributors  For  Sechelt  Peninsula And  the Toba Inlet Area  We assure all our customers,  old & neWj we will provide  the most efficient and courteous   service   of   Standard  Products as wartime restric-  ...... tions will..allow  Fuel Oil ,        General Tires  Stove Oil Batteries  Diesel Oil    Auto Accessories  GASOLINE���All Grades  REGARDED by . fishermen in  these waters as an act of sabotage by the Japanese who  operated along the coast prior  to the war, a new species of  seaweed which has developed  on local beaches in the past  year is causing considerable  worry among boat owners and  commercial fishermen. The new  weed is thick and tough���so  tough, in fact, that it will stall  small boats if it becomes caught  in the propellor. Several incidents of this nature have been  reported along the coast in the  past few months.  Dense banks of the weed are  growing just off the shore at  most places, and the condition  is known to extend all up and  down the coast from Lund to  Sechelt. Last week its growth  along Vancouver Island shores  south of Nanaimo brought official complaints.  Some boat owners are of the  opinion thai the infestation  may prove a distinct handicap  to the establishment of small-  boat harbors on the coast after  the war.  Samples of the weed have  been definitely identified as being indigenous to Japanese  waters, according to news reports from Vancouver last  week. It is popularly supposed  that the seaweed was introduced to the B.C. coast by the  Japanese with the deliberate  intention of hindering fishing  operations.. It is  almost impos-  SECHELT  LENDING  LIBRARY  and GIFT SHOP  New Books Added  as   published  Hand-Made   Gifts  m  Library   Dliues:  50c Month  sible to troll through it, and it  grows so close to the surface  that smaller vessels such as  rowboats can force their way  through it only with great difficulty.  The weed, light brown in color and growing in a density resembling heather, first became  noticeable about a year ago, and  had never been seen by fishermen before that. Now it is firmly established in huge banks  about 100 yards offshore in this  vicinity, and can be easily seen  at low tide.  No effective way of destroying it has so far been discovered.  SPOTS WHALES  OFF TEXADA  First report of whales in local  waters for several years was  made by Mr. A. O. Hansen of  Blubber Bay on Wednesday  evening, when he spotted three  of the huge mammals between  Blubber Bay and Harwood Island. Mr. Hansen was rowing  across the straits to Westview  at the time.  MAINE   GAG  One of Maine's oldest, a  Grand Army veteran of 102, attributes his longevity to the  fact that he has never died.  When a State-of-Mainer does  talk, he really says something.  Something mindful of President HOOver, who remarked < in  the 'depression that 'when any  great number of people are out  of work, unemployment exists.'  SELMA PARK  HAIRDRESSING  SHOPPE  Dolly Jonas  A Complete  Hairdressing  Service  Phone   for > Appointments  P R I N T I  ^ We have one of the most modern printing plants oh 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.  & On The  CONTRARY  ���By BOB STRACHAN  This is by way of being  a review of a review. The  New York liberal newspaper  PM, owned and controlled  by the Chicago millionaire  Marshal Field, recently devoted considerable space to  ' the reviewing of a book  called "Left Turn, Canada'',  by M.J. Coldwell, National  leader of the C.C.F.  In his book Mr. Coldwell  reviews and comments on  the aims, policies, and history of the C.C.F. and Canada's future in a Canadian  and world-wide relationship.  PM's observations are interesting, if only in contrast to the reactionary  muttering of some of Canada's self-styled liberals.  According to PM the  C.C.F. has a thrilling record  and Mr. Coldwell bears a  striking resemblance to  Woodrow Wilson, while he  has a voice with much of the  timbre Franklin Roosvelt's  had. The C.C.F. leader is  pictured as a "political  thinker of a very high order, who writes in warm  terms". How different from  the horn-sprouting, face-  kicking politician libelously  presented to us by B.A.  Trestrail in his Social Suicide smear sheet before the  recent election.  Mr. Coldwell is reported  as, ''fast becoming an international figure who writes  for an international audi-  ience", and his book is recommended to all Americans  as "most profitable reading on problems that are  not regional but world-wide.  Left Turn, Canada, tells  of the time the C.C.F. leader fought a national election  with only $16,000 in the  party treasury, and recalls  how western Canadian farmers were reduced to peonage by the depression. This  was in the era recalled by  Bruce Hutcheson, another  liberal, when he wrote of  cattle dropping in their  tracks and dying of starvation a few hundred yards  from elevators bursting  with grain���worth an insulting twenty cents per bush-  AFTER DANCES  E ��fye (Enmt Hots  CO PARR PEARSON AGENCY  HQLFmOON BRY  DROP IN, AT THE  SECHELT  TEA ROOM  FOR    LIGHT   SNACKS  DINNERS and  AFTERNOON TEAS  SECHELT  W pi  SECHELT, B. C.  Local 360, of International  Brotherhood of Paper Makers  at Ocean Falls have elected  William Janis, beater engineer,  to attend the University of Wisconsin's School for Workers at  Madison, to be held August 5th  to 18th.  Ocean Falls Local 360 was  the first to make use of the U.  S. university's summer school  for trade unionists from the  ranks of the Paper Makers with  the sending of Sydney T. Do-  lan to the 1944 studies.  START MADE ON  $350,000 WHARF  AT WESTVIEW  Demolition of the old West-  view wharf is under way in  preparation for a start on the  actual construction of the new  wharf. The structure is to be  torn down by degrees as the  project develops. Creosote piling and timbers have already  arrived, and a piledriver is on  hand to drive the piling.  About 20 men are expected to  be employed on the construction within the next few weeks,  and the wharf is due to be completed within five months.  CPR BOOSTS ITS  STRAITS SERVICE  A 33 per cent increase in  week-day boat service between  Vancouver and Nanaimo has  been announced by the CPR.  The additional service, designed  to handle increased automobiles  traffic, became effective last  Monday, and will remain until  after Labor Day.  An extra trip, daily except  Sunday, will be run from Vancouver at 8.30 a.m. and leaving Nanaimo at 11.45 a.m. The  afternoon trip from Vancouver  will be delayed from 2 p.m. to  3 p.m.  On week days .sailing from  Vancouver will be at 8.30 a.m.,  11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6.15 p.m.,  and from Nanaimo at 7.30 a.m.,  11.45 a.m., 2.45 p.m. and 6.30  p.m.  el.  This review points out  that the C.C.F., in a single  decade, attained such political strength that the Conservative party thought it  expedient to rename itself  Progressive-Conservative &  the governing Liberal party  was forced to enact into  Dominion law much of the  social-security legislation  advocated by the C.C.F.  In conclusion the reviewer indicates his belief that  "the Liberals will probably  extend into peacetime much  of the socialistic planning  and controls which have enabled Canada to make such  a proud showing in the  war."  Recalling our Prime Minister's election promises, in  all probability much of Mr.  King's future legislation  will be identical to the reforms advocated by M.J.  Coldwell in Left Turn, Canada.  We can only hope.  COURTING TROUBLE���  Prisoner:     "Judge,    I    don't  know what to do."  Judge: "Why, how's that?"  Prisoner: "I swore to tell the  truth, but every time I try some  lawyer objects." We wonder if some of our summer visitors  ever feel that their slacks are too far  between pockets.  PUBLISHED   EVERY  WEDNESDAY  at HflLFfllOON BAY, B. C.  by  The Coast News Limited  Registered  Office:  Powell  River, B.  C.  Business  Office: Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  A. H. ALSGARD, President  E. W. PARR PEARSON,   Secretary-Treasurer  WEDNESDAY,   AUGUST   1ST,   1945  Racketeers Ready  A great many men coming out of the armed forces figure on going into business for  themselves, states a bulletin of the Better Business Bureau. It seems they have been under  orders so long they Want to be boss in civil  life.  In passing it might be remarked that the  owner of the average small business is no more  a free agent than an employee. To make it pay  he has to discipline himself, which comes to  much the same thing as obeying orders. However, that is another subject. The point of the  present remarks is that the sharks are lining  up with open mouth and gleaming teeth to  take the inexperienced and. guileless. Pursuing  the piscatorial figure of speech they remind  one of trout waiting to, gobble up salmon fry  newly-released from a hatchery. It is sad to  reflect that this is one aspect of "our way of  life", but so it is.  Vendors of * "business opportunities" are.  not the only transgressors. Racketeers in many  lines are oiling their traps. The veterans' money looks to them like a gold mine. Some of the  schemes, the hardest to deal with, are strictly  legal and none the less fraudulent. Others  come within the criminal code. They range in  type from simplicity to great ingenuity and  they all fake toll.  There have always been gyps and probably there always will be. The mOst hopeful  sign is that now, as; never before, warnings are  being sounded and definite efforts being made  to put the boys wise to what they may be Up  agaihst. This is being done by the Better Business Bureau arid many other agencies.  *A Commendable Provision  THE CXTY of New Westminster has established  a fund by public subscription which has  been used to buy annuities for the two V.C.  winners, Private Ernest "Smoky" Smith and  Major Jack Mahoney. who are natives''of that  community. This fund will bring each of these  men $100 a month for life once they attain the  age of 45.  New Westminster is to be congratulated  upon its enterprise and gratitude. But the magnificent action of its citizens in this regard  serves only to emphasize what is being urged  on the federal government by other communities across Canada���the payment of a $2,000  annuity to every, V.C. holder in the country.  The action of the New Westminster people  serves to demonstrate what, public sentiment  is in this matter. It should be remembered,  however, that the responsibility is not a community responsibility. It is a national responsibility which should be borne by every Canadian.  These V.C. winners did not serve their own  communities. They served Canada. The country as a whole should give them a life-long  guarantee against privation or financial distress. '  Newspapers Are Necessary  ON SUNDAY, July 1st, the majority of readers of New Yorks' metropolitan dailies had  to do without their newspapers because of the  strike of the newspaper and mail deliverer's  union. The condition persisted for some eighteen days.  This situation was seized upon to discover  just what value the average reader placed on  his newspaper. The survey revealed some interesting facts.  To the question "is radio completely filling your need for news?", 76 per cent of those  queried gave a resounding "No." To the ques-  ion "What part of the national and local news  are you missing?", 74; per cent replied "Most  of it'v Of the women who were? asked if they  missed the advertisingin their papers, 79 per  cent answered that they missed it "very much".  No survey in recent years has served to  emphasize the indispensability of the newspaper, the inadequacy of radio news as a substitute and the tremendous variety of interests  which bind people everywhere to their newspapers.  There's one respect in which a sardine is  luckier than a human being on a packed boat.  His fellow sardines can't step on his toes -and  jab  him in the ribs.  GIBSON'S LANDING ... ACROSS fllftPLE BAY  A camera study for News readers-- by Gordon Ballentine  Thoughts  That  Inspire . .  by  WILL  REEDER  Ifrom  the  Radio  Note-Book,   on  Vancouver's CKWX,  Monday   to  Friday,   2.45 _ p.m.  And/as   "Country   Editor",   at  3.15   p.m  Sundays   on'CKWX  IRROR  Of World Opinion  DUST OFF YOUR MARRIAGE  This is a little story I ran  across a few years ago, .and  pasted it in 'one of. my scrap-  books. The, lady who..wrote it  called the story, "Dust o^f ^our  Marriage," arid I think you'll  like it.        . "'' ���' '..-  She said: When I was a child  and spent my summers " at the  lake," all the men who lived ���  in our particular section came ;  out from town every evening  oh a train that stopped, a mile  or so away. None of them owned cars or horses. So from there  they walked home through the  woods. And it was the big  event of the day for the youngsters of the district when' the  fathers rounded the final curye  in the road and came in view -of  the cluster of houses. Generally  they had interesting . packages  and exciting bits of news. My  own father's pockets often  bulged with peanuts or gum  drops or some long wished-for-  tOy.; ".'..v.- -.������*-���"���::'���;.;'   y^. '  But it is for none of these  things that I remember best  those dinner home-comings.  It is for a lone woman who  was always with the men when  they made their nightly appearance. She was one of the wives  of our little group and the only  one who walked part way up  the road to meet her husband.  Rain or shine, you could see  the two of them coming around  the bend together, moving a  little apart from the others and  laughing and talking.  -The other husbands and wives -used to poke fun at them for  this and other evidences they  gave of devotion for each other.  T$hppuzzled me,"fbT even my  youngeye# could see that they  we|^^hapj&ier yjthari the other  coupfesL   ;      ;H    ;���������.'"'* "���  So,-y I stoed^iny grandmother  aboui it. "The'rest of 'em would  dolWell to follow their example  'stead of laughing at 'em." she  sputtered, looking at me with  shrewed blue eyes. "Those two  are keeping their marriage  dusted off and bright and shining. And that's a mighty fine,  idea. It makes for real contentment." -A  Contentment! Ah, how many  discontented husbands and wives there, are. today���that is if  one is to judge by the excessive  number of divorces being granted, in B.C. courts.  .   .,;  .......       .  "Dust off your marriage",  Granny said of those two who  walked home .side by .side-r--  "Those. two are keeping their  marriage dusted off and biright  and shining". Not a bad idea,  is it?  Don't forget  . .  .  Sloolc  for the  silver lining ana Keep Smiling*!- \  ������ ..��� .    ��    ���'���  .    ���. ....    ;'  ���        i';, r ��� ���; ;  STORE ADVERTS  LIST 'COMPLETE  WAR SHORTAGES'  - Advertising "one of the most  complete lists of shortages available", a large Portland retail  grocery^ company told newspaper readers the other day that  "only our sense of humor keeps  us out of a padded cell."  Simultaneously, a check of  Portland marketmen disclosed  that meat was very scarce, although fish supplies were reported adequate. Some stores  limited egg sales to three per  customer.  "Our produce department,"  said the advertisement of the  Columbia Market, operators of  three stores, "boasts as few potatoes as any store in the city.  The shortage of margarine is  abundant. But; in our meat department you may gaze at the  choicest cuts of beef, pork, veal  and lamb. We have an excellent  array of pictures. Sugar? Silly  people! Poultry? Ditto! v  "We have plenty of butter,  but you have a shortage of  points, so we still come out  even. But if We had all these  items; there is still ^ shortage  of; experienced he^ jfthd- we  couldn't possibly handle ajl the  business/ '.'\ " '���'��� .���:';��� ���"���-���>-������  ������^::  ''Theshortage! of gaSphne and  tires" fe and  makes it impossible for you to  drive to market. Buty we}. understand that with a little effort one can readily Squire a  taste for a balanced diet of vitamin tablets.  "You are invited, to drop in  at any time. You'll find our  shortages listed at minimum  "prices.  "P.S.���Sometimes we wish  we were in the drygoods business  ����  GRAND SLAM  Someone has invented a heraldic device for Wartime workers in Ottawa offices���a small  shield under which are the  words 'Never have so many  done so little for so much.'  QUIZ KID���  Teacher (to pupil): "Spell  'straight.'"  Pupil:  "S-t-r-a-i-g-h-ft"      :  Teacher: "Correct. What does  it mean?"  Pupil: "Without ginger ale."  SOUNDS REASONABLE���  Helen's mother (from upstairs: "Helen, ain't that sergeant ever going home?"  Helen: "He says he's in the  Commandos, mama, and he's  gotta wait 'til dawn."  LIFE WITH FATHER���  Bobby: "My father's a policeman. What does your father  do?"  "Whatever Ma tells him."  SH-H-H-H!���  - Two waiters were standing  by the table over which the  tired diner  had fallen- asleep.  "I've already wakened him  twice," said the first waiter,  "and I'm going to wake him a  third time."  "Why don't you have him taken out?" suggested the other.  The first waiter shook his  head artfully.  "Not likely," he whispered.  "Every time I wake him up he  pays his bill". Wednesday,  August 1, 1945  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 7  A Monthly Feature For  Coast News Readers, by  JANE DRURY  IN LOOKING OVER suitable recipes for this page, I  thought you might be interested, in a little bit of this  and that. By the time this reaches you, home canning will  be in full swing. There's something mighty satisfying about canning these late summer fruits. They are so fragrant  and beautiful it is fun to work with them. They are so large  the jars fill up quickly and you have something really imposing to show for your day's work. They are very easy to  fix, and you can be assured of safe and successful keeping.  Just be careful to follow accurately the simple rules for  preparing the fruit and sterilizing it in the jars.  When we speak of large fruit  we have in mind peaches, pears,  plums and apples which are at  their best when canned by the  boiling-water-bath-method. The  old-time open kettle method is  mot favored these days because  there is so much more likelihood of spoilage when it is used  due to contamination of the inside of the lids and the air inside the jars, by unseen yeasts  and    other    organisms.   When  you   submerge   the  filled   and  covered  jars in  boiling  water  and boil them the proper length  of time for each fruit, everything inside the jars is sterilized. It isn't necessary to use a  pressure    cooker    to    sterilize  these fruits because they contain a fairly hi^h proportion of  fruit acids.  '.'.'"'_,..  :  The average amount of sugar  used for canning -will, be approximately     ^lb.    for    each  quart of canned fruit, A syrup ��  iriade of 1 cup to 2 cups water  and boiled five minutes should  ykeep  you within this  amount.  nE'pr a yss^eet feuit youyniay in-  jcreasev'$Bie'T"vW&terto 3 cups and  for a  tart  fruit, decrease  the  water to 1% cups.  SUGAfr NOT NECESSARY  The addition of sugar , to  panned fruit has three desirable effects; first to preserve  the color of the fruit, second,  to improve the flavour and  third, it helps retain the texture. If possible use a sugar  syrup even if very light (1 cup  to 4 cups of water). Last year  I canned all my peaches with  this very light syrup and enjoyed them better than any  peaches I have ever canned.  The addition of sugar is not  necessary to preserve canned  fruit. If the fruit and jars are  sterilized and the jars are absolutely air tight the fruit will  keep whether it is put down  in water or in syrup.  Simply add boiling water or  fruit juice instead of syrup to  the fruit in the jars and process according; to the timetable,  allowing five minutes extra as  a margin yof safety.  The fruit  nlay be  sweetened before serving. I did up some blackberry  juice  without  sugar last   year  and   about   three   weeks   ago  when  I  wanted  some   jelly  I  opened up a jar of juice, boiled  it with the amount of sugar required   for    the    quantity    of  juice,  and "presto", there was  some of the nicest jelly anyone  could want. One case of peaches  yields 8 or 9 quart jars of canned fruit. Apricots���1Yz to 2 lbs.  yield 1 quart canned fruit. Apples���3 lbs. yield 1 quart apple  sauce.  When making jams or jellies  be sure to fill a few of the  guest size jars. These make  delightful little Christmas gifts  and are always most welcome  and greatly appreciated.  Summertime is salad time as  well as canning time. Don't you  notice that however much we  want salads during the hot  weather, the momenta cool day  comes along a craving for  something   savoury   sounds   a  very insistent note.  BEEF ROLLS  WITH VEGETABLES  1 lb. flank steak  3 tbsp^ flour  dash pepper  1 tbsp. prepared mustard  6 small potatoes  2 tbsp. fat  3 small carrots  2 small onions sliced  2 stalks celery  1 tsp. salt  4 medium tomatties  Cut steak in 3 oplong pieces.  Rub in the mustard. <3ut celery  and the carrots in small thin  strips and roll them in the  steak. Fasten each roll with a  toothpick. Roll in flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Brown  the rolls in hot fat in a large  frying pan with a cover. Add  the onions and the ��� tomatoes,  cover and cook slowly for about  2Y2 hours. Add the potatoes  just about 30 minutes before  the meat is done. Before serving thicken the gravy using 1  level tablespoon of flour to  each cup of li<  GARDEN CASSEROLE  In well greased baking dish  put layers of sliced onions,  sliced tomatoes, sliced summer  squash, and top with thin layer  of chopped green- peppers and  celery. Sprinkle each layer  with equal quantity of grated  cheese; dot with a little butter  and bake in moderate oven 40  minutes. ..    ' "  ROAST OR BAKED HAM  Serve 'the ham first as the  main meal of* the week-end.  Then hold it in the refrigerator  to use off and on during the remainder of the week. The ham  can be served in numerous  ways: sliced cold; in old-fashioned hash; in biscuit meat  rolls or meat pies; in casserole  dishes with different vegetable  combinations and seasonings;  curried and served over rice  or ground and' used in sandwiches  or salads.  The refrigerator crisper can  hold a variety of vegetables and  keep them clean and. crisp,  ready for salads and relish  plates. Here are some salad  suggestions for a week. On  Monday, stuffed tomato; Tuesday, tossed green salad; Wednesday, cold slaw with orange  slices; Thursday, sliced tomato  with cucumber Friday, a relish plate; Saturday, remaining  salad; Sunday, a gelatin salad.  Appetizing Salads  For Summer Days  Instead of serving 2 slices of  tomato on a lettuce leaf, stir  your imagination and appetite  by making a tomato salad sandwich with those 2 slices of tomato,* spreading a salad mixture  of chicken, crab meat, ham or  cottage cheese between the  slices. Or peel a tomato half  and slash, not quite through, in  3 parallel slices. Fill slits with  sliced cucumber, cottage cheese,  or sliced avocado.  PLATTER SALADS  These dishes are used mostly  for outdoor parties and buffet  suppers, and are decorative and  add color to the table and menu.  The trick is to follow a pattern  or to group like ingredients together viz: string bfeans with  pimiento strips, lettuce cups  with shredded carrots, cooked  cauliflower, cooked beets and  cooked peas.  (?) SALAD  Here is a salad I haven't any  name for and although I  haven't tried it yet t have  hear4 it Is very nice. Parsnips  taste like crab when fix;ed this  way. Scrape 4 uncooked parsr  nips; shred on poars,e grader;  add % eup mayonnaise ane) 2  tbsp. lemon jjuice at once to  prevent 4iscploratiqn. Mix well;  add 1 cup thinly sliced celery,  some grated onion, and salt to  taste. (Serve in lelfctuce-lined;  bpwl or lettuce eups; garnish  With slices of hard-cooked egg,  paprika and ripe olives. \Fry it  on your family without telling  them the details and see what  they have to say about it.  RELISH PLATES  Replace salad on the menu  'occasionally with relish plates.  The arrangement and container  used is important in making  them. Be sure of color ancl texture contrast and crispness of  vegetables. The plates may be  made up of any 3 of the following. Carrot strips, turnip circles, radishes (with a little of  the greenr left on and the tail  cut off), avocado balls, stuffed  celery, olives and pickles.  VEGETABLE PLATES  Vegetable plates can be as  tasty and substantial as any  other meal if some thought is  put into their preparation. They  can be slim or hearty, depending on the way sauces and seasonings are used. Keep m mind  that a protein food should always be included on the plate,  and the vegetables be chosen  to give contrast in color, shape,  flavour and texture. This can  be accomplished in preparation  and cooking. Although the vegetables are the main foods on  the plate, a protein such as  meat, cheese, eggs, fish or dried  beans must be added to give  complete satisfaction- These  may appear as a sandwich, salad, omelet, baked beans, or a  cheese  dish such as a souffle.  There should be a starchy  food���-potatoes, rice, noodles or  other macaroni product, corn  on the cob, potato chips, or  crackers. Protein and starch  are food essentials ^for heartiness in any meal���vegetable  plate meals are no exception.  Make the plate interesting by*  preparing and cooking the vegetables in different ways. For  example, have v one vegetable  broiled, another sauteed, still  another baked. Also, cut the  vegetables in different shapes���  some long, thin or in cubes.  Serve some whole and others  mashed. Include at least 3  cooked vegetables and 1 uncooked vegetable or fruit. The  fruit can appear in relish form,  be in the salad, or serve as the  dessert. The following are two  suggested. vegetable plates.  Clam Omelet with Ripe Olive  Sauce (protein) ,  Lettuce wedge (raw)  Thousand  Island Dressing.  Broiled Half of Tomato  Buttered green .string beans  Corn Bread (starch)  Baked     Kidney    Beans    en  casserole  (protein)  Buttered Asparagus or Chard  (starch)  Coleslaw   with   sliced   green  onion (raw)  Beets in Orange Sauce  Brown or whole wheat bread  (starch)  COOKIES WITH PREPARED  PUDDING MIX  1 pkg. prepared pudding mix  (chocolate, butterscoth or  caramel)  1 egg beaten  1 cup pastry flour  Y& tsp. salt  Va tsp. soda  % cup shortening  IV? tsp. sugar  1  cuj> Qatrneal.  j tspV baking pow4er  Blend shortening and sugar  together. Ad,d heaten egg and  mix in the rest of the ingredients. When mixed .form into  small balls, place on a greased  cookie sheet. Flatten with a  fork. Bake in 350 deg- E. oven  about 12 minutes. Note: If the  mixture is crumbly, knead it  with the hands as you do for  shortbread,  Try These Sauces  MUSTARD SAUCE  Blend hot drippings of bacon  or salt pork, 2 tbsp. flour, 1  tbsp. sugar and Yz tsp. dry  mustard; add Yz cup vinegar &  Yz cup water. Cook, until thickened, stirring constantly. Pour  over hot greens and serve at  once. - Add . chopped Or sliced  raw onions also, if yoU like. Use  with cooked greens.  MOCK MUSHROOM SAUCE  Add Yz to 1 cup sliced ripe  olives to medium white sauce  or to any well seasoned, thickened gravy.  DEVILLED EGGS  Cut in half length-wise six  shelled, hard-boiled eggs. Remove and mash the yolks, and  combine them with 2 tbsp.  mayonnaise, Yz tsp. salt, and a  few drops of Worcestershire  Sauce. Refill the centers of the  egg whites and press them  down with a fork. Dust the  yolks with paprika. Put the  halves lightly together again,  wrapping each egg carefully  in waxed paper.  Reader Offers An  Unusually Goofy  But Good Recipe  "GOOFY BUNS"  Take one yeast cake and  scanty Yz cup sugar. Work together until creamy. Add 1 tsp.  salt, Yz tsp. baking powder, 1  egg, Yz cup shortening and mix  well together; then add 1 cup  cold water and 2 cups bread  flour. Beat well, then add one  more cup cold water. Knead  adding flour until not sticky.  Keep in cool place over-night.  Next morning add fruit if desired. Make intd buns and set  to raise until double in size,  not less than 2 hours and bake  in a moderate oven.  Rice Is Versatile  As Table Cereal  Rice cooked ahead and stored  in the refrigerator may be used  instead of potatoes, as a substitute for a cereal, or even as  the dessert. For example, a  mound of rice covered with  creamed fish, meat, or vegetables is delicious. Fix it as  Spanish rice; bake it with  cheese; pan-fry it with bacon;  put it in croquettes or fritters;  or make it into casseroles with  meat such as rice and sausage^  casserole. Try it as a cereal in  the morning with cream and  browii sugar. And for a dessert,  heat it with raisins, milk and  spices.  TAX EVASION  "Meat rationing will tax the  ingenuity of cooks," thinks a  daily paper. If the ingenuity of  cooks hasn't been taxed, it's  about the only thing Mr. Ilsley  has missed.  UOl^A^k MEALS/  ^  ��fc:  ^P5  Hurrah! School's out! Watch  those husky youngsters eat  with gusto when you. serve  *em Royal City. Tender,  plump vegetables ���.. luscious,  fine flavored fruits. ���. m-mm!  ��� . ��� there's royal quality in  every can! Look for Royal  CSty at your grocer's.  CANNED   FOODS  B-45 PAGE 8  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday,   August. 1, 1945  !  NABOB COFFEE  Drip or Regular Grind, 1  FORT GARRY COFFEE  1 lb. package   MAXWELL HOUSE COFFEE  1 lb. Glass Contamer k^.  NABOB TEA  Green Label, 1 lb. package  FORT GARRY TEA  1   lb.  package         ���  FIVE ROSES FLOUR  49 lb. sack ______  CHATEAU CHEESE  Yz lb. package    ORANGE MARMALADE  Waggstaffe's 24oz. jar  VEGETABLE or TOMATO SOUP  Aylmer, 10 oz. tin, 3 for :  INFANT FOOD  Aylmer, asstd Vegetables, 3 for  PASTRY FLOUR  Tea Time, 7lb sack - ��� ���   '���'��������� '-' ���' ' '-  AYLMER CORN  Golden Bantam,  20 oz. tin  39c  43c  AYLMER PEACHES  Choice,  20 oz. tin  AYLMER APRICOTS  Choice, 20 oz. tin.  ���X;-. '.  ��� * '.-.' />  67c  75c  1.65  Choice, 20 oz. tin  AYLMER APPLES  dehydrated, fin, 12 for  VITA-B-CEREAL  1 lb. bag _____ :  1.29  CARNATION  Tall tins. Case $4.55, per tin  LIQUID CERTO  Bottle _____ ___���  9%e  MEMBASEAL  Package  34c  DOMINION JARS  Quarts, per dozen  RUBBER RINGS  Sealtite, package  EOHaSOAP  Naptha, 3 bars for  8c  1.49  512c  _ 17c  AYLMER BEANS  Blue Lake, choice Green, 20 oz. 2 for  ICE CREAM POWDERS  Londonderry,  package   -������- ���    -   ���  25c  TOMATO JUICE  Pride or Niagara, 20 tin 3 for  STRAWBERRY JAM  Empress, 24 oz.  (While Stock Last)  38c  WE PAY FREIGHT ON  ALL ORDERS  EXCEPTING FOODS  ADDRESS YOUR  ORDERS TO US AT  POWELL RIVER, B. C.  ���amon  ���moras

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