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Array PUBLISHED EVERY UJEDNESDAY at HftLFmOON BAY, B. C.  SERVING A PROGRESSIVE AND GROWING AREA ON BRITISH COLUMBIA'S SOUTHERN COAST, Including���  Irvine's LandingX Egmont - Hardy Island - Halfmoon Bay       Sechelt - Wilson Creek - Roberts Creek - Grantham's Landing  Gibson's Landing - Pender Harbour - Port Mellon - Hopkin's Landing - Hillside  HALF MOON BAY, B. C. Wednesday, September 5, 1945        5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  VoL X, No. 8  SHEEP-KILLING  BEAR SHOT AS NEW  RAID ATTEMPTED  KLEINDALE���One of the bears  responsible for the killing of  ��2 of Ed Meyer's sheep again  made its appearance here a few  days ago. This time it was heading for Fred Klein's sheep run.  Mr. Klein spotted it and after  firing a few shots wounded it  severely.  The; bear dragged itself into  the neary woods, leaving large  patches of blood on the trail.  Mr. Klein and Hector Davies  scoured the woods, but were  unsuccessful in locating the ini?  jured animal. Fred Klein thinks  that, judging from the shots  poured into the bear, that it was  fatally wounded.  *    *    *������'.'���  Mrs. Ted Sundquist, with her  two small children, has moved  from the Harbour and is renting William Klein's house here.  Her husband is with the Canadian Scottish Regiment on oc-  Injures Temple  In line Break  Serious injuries were suffered by Ralph McCulloch of Sechelt on August 29 while he  was working at the Burns and  . Jackson camp at Wilson Creek.  The straw line broke, loosening a lever which struck him in  the temple. McCulloch was taken to Vancouver by-speedboat. Hospital authorities report his condition as "fairly  good." .  SECRET COVE  Inez Willison,   Correspondent  Aboard HMCS Nanaimo . . s  Wrens Visit Sechelt  On Anniversary Trip  News Classified Ads  Pull Big Returns  H. V. Pearson, Half Moon  Bay, respects the ability of the  classified ads in The Coast  News. Several weeks ago he  placed a "car for sale" ad with  us, sold the car before the first  issue had time to get around  the district. "We could have  ���sold it 20 times," Mr. Pearson  said.  Mrs. Jane Kennedy of Vancouver was a week-end visitor  to Mr. and. Mrs. John Brynel-  son.  Mr. H. Clay* owner of the  yacht "Arrawac", stopped in  here for a couple of days. The  ^-cAri?^aj^  yfl^rXM0&  - ver fbr^a trip~ tb Princess Louise  Inlet, Powell River and Stuart  Island. The Arrawac was formerly owned "by Ernie Higgs of  Pender Harbour, and is well-  known along the coast.  Another vessel in here was  the fine-looking ketch "Waca",  of Vancouver, ^wned by Mr.  arid Mrs. T. B. Edwards. With  their two children they had  been cruising for the past two  mohthsj spending most of their  time at Princess Louise Inlet.  They were on their way home  SECHELT��� HMCS Nanaimo,  with Lieut-Commander W.  Redford iri command, arrived at  Sechelt August 29 with about  60 Wrens on board who made  the trip to mark the third anniversary of their organization,  the Women's Royal Canadian  Naval Service.  The Wrens had a full day of  celebration. Their ship left Vancouver in the morning and returned late in the day. When  they disembarked at Sechelt  each group immediately found  its own entertainment���some  went boating, fishing or swimming, and others went to the  ball park where a game was organized among" members of the  ..Nanaimp's crew.  The . Nanaimo  is  a  corvette,  ; pne^ypf^^e^ir^  -the' shipyards;at Victoria? It has  seen long hard service on the  Atlantic, and was on the convoy  to Victoria.  Traveling  with Mr.  Edwards"  were  Mr.  and   Mrs.  L.   Watts,  on  the   sloop   Elomar, also   of  Victoria.  run from New York to Newfoundland, and was also on  what the crew called the "dairy  run", from Newfoundland to  Londonderry.  On one of its trips it lost a  First Lieutenant and an S.T.  man, who went aboard a deserted freighter to investigate  and also to see what they could  save. The ship blew up while  they were on board.  The Nanaimo was adopted Jby  the City of Nanaimo, and only  ��� recently paid a visit to its adopted city.  It's skipper should be well  known to those who live on the  coast. Before the war he was  in charge of the Fishery Patrol  Boat "Malaspina".  Lt.-Cdr. Redford speaks very  hij^^pf t^  them very efficient, arid they  did their work well. He had  watched them carry out some of  their exercises such as launching a boat, and said that they  worked  with precision.  One of the officers of the Nanaimo is Lieut. W. O. Bromley, whose parents live at Davis  Bay.  HALF MOON BAY���It wasn't  a spelling bee that attracted  18 stalwart citizens to the Half  Moon Bay schoolhouse last Sunday, but it certainly was a very  busy bee at that, and the school  is now ready for its occupants  when the term begins after Labor day. It is wonderful what a  little co-operation will accomplish, particularly when the laborers are refreshed with a satisfying lunch, starring four of  Mrs. Viola Mare's delicious  apple pies.  The work done included lining the schoolroom with -spruce  board, tearing down the old  woodshed and rebuilding it in  a more convenient location.  Ambulance Sister  With Army Overseas  Writes Home Here  Marjorie M. Gibbens, with  the Canadian Army Overseas,  attached to the St. , John Ambulance Brigade, writes to her  hiother, Mrs. M. Gibbens of  Davis Bay��� ���  "This is an emergency hospital, just started at the beginning of the war, and it may be  closed in a few months as the  city hospitals are repaired and  able to take in their full quota  of patients again. This place  was originally a monastery, but  has been the Bonar Law Conservatory College for a number  of years. It is right out in the  country about 4 or 5 miles from  Birkhamstead. The wards are  all in temporary buildings,       ���;  , "It.jis ji general hospital with  all t^es^br^pa^entsiv^crth military and civilian. The main  building contains offices, staff  dining room, chapel, doctors'  quarters and some nurses' quarters. We are in a temporary  building much like a summer  cottage but very comfortable  and  convenient.  "There were 23 in the group  Continued on Page 8  'The Things We See!'  Two Holiday Mariners  Have Covered Coast  > HALF   MOON   BAY���"There's  someone who knows where  he's going" was the remark that  ��� heralded the arrival of two interesting visitors to Hydaway  last Wednesday evening. However, "he" turned but to be  Miss Ethel Clarkson of Wood-  fibre and her friend, Miss Eleanor Conkey of Seattle.  On every available holiday  for the past nine years these  two enthusiastic mariners have  explored not only the Gulf Islands, but every inlet from here  to the entrance of Queen Charlotte Sound. They travel 'With  amazingly complete equipment  in a 14'6" open boat with a 3-  horsepower Briggs Stratton motor. That 6" is important, and  is always mentioned with due  respect, for Miss Clarkson looks  back to the early days when  they travelled in a mere 12-  footer and couldn't even read a  tide-table.  This year they went north as  > far as the  entrance to   Queen  -Charlotte Sound, and also took  in Knight Inlet, travelling right  to the head. Now, they say,  they have seen them all, but  they display no intention of  staying home in future to ^end  to their knitting.  "The things we see   and the  people   we   meet!"    exclaimed.  Miss   Clarkson,   and  proceeded  to tell  about  one   couple  who  had started   out  in   much the  same sort of outfit as her own  some 27 years ago, and cruised  so   much in love  with  Knight  Inlet that they settled here and  along the coast until  they fell  "wish they could live a  thousand years to  enjoy it."  They  are now very   comfortably   established and make their living  as guides and outfitters for bear  hunting expeditions. The grizzlies in those parts are so fond  of salmon that they don't mind  chewing the cans to   get it. A  spare   time- occupation  in   this  wilderness   paradise   is   taming  wild life, and their unusual pets  include an eagle   that will eat  out of their hands, as well as a  number, of hand-fed pack-rats.  NOTICE  91  MACKENZIE ELECTORAL DISTRICT  TAKE NOTICE  that the  LIST OF VOTERS  for  the Mackenzie Electoral District will close on  the 17th Day of September, 1945 and applications for registration made in accordance with  the Act should be filed with the undersigned before the said date, the  J.'P. SCARLETT,  Registrar of Voters  Powell River, B. C. PAGE 2.  THE COAST NEWS. Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday, September 5, 1945  Wnz Coast Mews  PLANNING for  TOMORROWS FARMING?  j^mi^i ft^  L  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 RENT���  For the winter: furnished four-  room bungalow, full plumbing,  two bedrooms and fireplace.  Apply Mrs. M. W. Potts, Irvine's   Landing. ��� 8  "^"^���_____.  Waterfront'lots and acreage adjoining Wakefield Inn, at Sechelt. Harry A Erickson, 942 W.  Pender   Street,   Vancouver,    tf  CIRCULEX   HEALTH  UNITS  A Girculex will give you relief  from arthritic, rheumatic or  neurotic pains���asthma, headaches, foot trouble, nervousness, insomnia, sinus, sciatica,  varicose veins, constipation,  hemorrhoids and other circulatory troubles. Models from  $155 up. For descriptive literature, write Dpran's Furniture  Co., Westview- B. C.  KEYS TO ORDER���  Air kinds of keys made to order. Send sample you wish duplicated. Muir's Hardware, at  Powell River (Westview) B.C.  FOR  SALE���  Full Boeing conversion speed  boat 20 ft long,-5% ft beam  for $400.00 cash. Write H. Cun-  nigham,   Halfmoon Bay 10  WANTED���  Converted Star or Ford motor  for launch. Write R. S. Turnbull  Powell River, B. C.  FOR SALE���  New raincoat, size 16, and  wooden rocking chair. Apply  D.  Knop, Sechelt Garage.        9  FOR  SALE���  Small 'sawmill for private use.  Will sell cheap/ J. H. Malyea,  Gibson's Landing 10  ^^^^"���^"���������^������^������������^nl^"^*^����a^M______ta____��  for sale-  two International 1-ton 6-speed  trucks. Hoists, wood and gravel  boxes; good tires and spares.  Also 1931 panel delivery, good  running order, 6 good tires and  wheels. A. E. Ritchey, Halfmoon Bay. 7tf  FOR SALE���  One female registered sable  and white Scotch collie, with  papers, $15.00. Mrs. Louis Heid,  Pender Harbour. 9  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.  ��____���___________________________��________���������  FOR SALE���  20-ton railroad jack, $25, for  sale. See or write MacLeod  Bros, "Mervyn's", Pender Harbour.. 8  A GOOD  IDEA���  Send a subscription to that boy  in the services. A special rate,  of $1.50 in Canada and $1.75 in'  U. 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 .arid  sold;.also all kinds of used  goods, furniture, clothing, tools  etc. Square Deal Store, West-  view, 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 shingles, cheap. MAIN  MACHINERY & METAL CO,  943 Main St., Vancouver,  B.C.  FOR SALE���  Pedigree Chin Chin rabbits. 5  does, 1 buck, 17 young, two  litters expected. Value of* rabbits at 6 weeks $28 each. Will  sell all for $600, including 1%  to 2 tons hay, 1 double hutches  with galvanized trays, roll of  new wire valued at $45. Reason  for selling, moving. R. H. Hammond,  Wilson  Creek. 9  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.  -fa Turn them into money quickly with a Coast  News classified advertisement. Rates are low and  results are high.  Wqt toast Nruts  Ernie  Pearson - Halfmoon Bay  Europe faces a food shortage  which in some areas threatens  to assume the proportions of a  famine. Canadians can help  feed the needy across the Atlantic by pulling in their own  belts. However, the procedure  which promises to make the  greatest contribution toward  relieving the world's food shortage is reduction of the waste  line rather than the reduction  of the waistline. Fruit growers  and processors in British Columbia are making plans to ensure that there is no avoidable  spoilage of this health-promoting food.  In order that there   may be  no wastage of fruit it is most  important that it be harvested  at the proper, stage of maturity.  In this connection   Tree Fruits  Limited, the sales agency which  now markets all fruit grown in  the    Okanagan    and    adjacent  areas, is conducting a comprehensive   campaign   to   promote  harvesting of fruit at the proper time. In this campaign full  use is being made of the information which has been gathered    during    the    past    twenty  years   by   Dominion   fruit   inspectors,  extension horticulturists  of  the  Provincial  Department of Agriculture and scientists   working  at  the  Summer-  land       Experimental     Station.  Similarly a concerted effort is  being made to ensure that the  information    available   regarding the    storage   requirements  of fruits; is  used to  the very  best   possible   advantage.   This  procedure   should   ensure   delivery of fruit to consumers  in ���  good   condition   over    a   long  marketing season.  To provide proper facilities  for handling the bumper crop of  cherries, peaches, pears and  prunes which are expected in  the Okanagan, carpenters are  working feverishly in West-  bank, Peachland, Summerland,  Penticton, Oliver and Osoyoos  to complete additions to packing and storage houses. Peaches  and pears in particular ripen  with a rush in the month of  August, with the result that  handling facilities are taxed to  the limit in order to avoid  spoilage of these perishable  ,crops. In fact the tonnage has  now reached such large proportions that it cannot be readily  absorbed by the fresh fruit  market. With this fact in mind,  plans have been made to make  the fullest possible use of canneries in the coastal areas and  at Grand Forks, as well as those  located in the Okanagan Vall-  The Barlett pear'and the "V"  varieties   of   peaches���Vedette,  Valiant     and      Veteran���have  proved   exceptionally  well   adapted   to   canning    and   large,  quantities  of  these  fruits processed  in this form. However,  even with the best of management some  pears and peaches  may become too ripe for fresh  shipment or canning. In order  that    the    nutritive   value    of  these ripe fruits may not be lost  plans are being made to convert  some of them into purees, juices  and     so-called    "velva"* fruit.  Similarity    apples,    which    are  not   the   proper   maturity   for  sale on the fresh fruit market,  will   be . converted   into   juice.  Many consumers are now well  acquainted vt&tfr this delectable  beverage.     However*    few    of  them   realize    that    the   apple  juice   now   sold   in   Canada   is  fortified or  enriched with Vitamin C. or ascorbic acid, which  results  in  a  product equal  in  health-promoting properties to  the citrus juices. Credit for development of a practical method of fortifying apple juice  with ascorbic acid goes to Dr.  C.C. Strachan of the Dominion  Experimental Station at Summerland.  Apples not good enough to  use for juice can be converted  into vinegar. Even the pulp left  after expressing the juice is  not wasted but used for such  purposes as feeding livestock  or making pectin. Some of it  is dried and treated with poisons to make bait for strawberry weevils and earwigs.  There are some varieties and  grades of fruit which cannot be  sold to advantage in either the  fresh or the canned,  state. For  example,    the   Sweet   Spanish  and the Centennial varieties of  cherry. Fortunately a  satisfactory outlet has been found for  these varieties  in the form of  glaced   cherries.   In   fact   this  product has become so popular  with the bakery trade, as well  as   with   the   housewife,   that  most   of   the   tonnage   of   the  Royal Ann cherry is marketed  in this form. Even the less popular  varieties  of black  cherry,  such as the Republican, are being      converted     into     glaced  cherries.  All this  emphasis  on ^saving  AND COMPANY LTD.  GIBSONyS LANDING  General Trucking  and Fuel  * * *  [1MPER1AI  DEUEP  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  has given Okanagan fruit growers the "habit", which probably  explains why they have invested so heavily in Victory Bonds.  Wi'rr''vviV'Y,V'"-'*'''-^  if  I  mg  one  ����  You'll be hearing it more and more, among your  neighbors and friends, as housewifes discover  this new economical, double-purpose flour. TEA-  TIME Cake and Pastry Flour ensures tender,  flakiness for all your pastries, a light fluffy texture for all your pies���because it is made from  selected soft wheat, packed right at the mill to  ensure its cleanliness.  With a handy 7-pound package of TEA-TIME  Cake and Pastry Flour you can bake everything  for the whole family, using your favorite recipes.  Sold by leading grocers everywhere. Wednesday, September 5, 1945.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE  A Committee of experts will  be appointed to work under the  direction of Mr. Neil Perry, Director of the Bureau of Economics, to study the federal proposals presented at the recent  Dominion-Provincial Conference, Premier John Hart stated  upon his return from the East.  It is important that the Government be acquainted with the  full effect of these proposals  upon British Columbia's economy, before the conference is  reconvened and an opportunity  given for the presentation of  counter proposals and suggestions, he stated.  The Premier declared that the  Dominion proposals were ���ve&ry  comprehensive and objective &  were so wide in scope that it  was impossible to make any  further comment until after a  complete study had been made.  PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS  Four contracts for highway  work have been let by the Public Works Department, it was  announced by the Hon. Herbert  Anscomb. The largest is a rebuilding of the Trans-Canada  Highway between mile 218 and  mile 222 on the Spence's Bridge *  -Cache Creek section. This will  cost $86,855.  Three miles of the Shawnigan  Lake-Mill Bay Road on Vancouver Island will be reconstructed as also will be approximately two miles of the'  Drought's Hill road on the Okanagan Highway. A section of  the Trans^Canada Highway-between mile 34 and 35 east of  KanilobpsV oh the -Chase-Salmon Arm section likewise will  be reconstructed.  STUDENT LOANS  "Nearly 200 applications already ! have been received by  the Department of Education,  the Hon. H. G. T. Perry announced, for bursaries and loans to  finance students in university,  .normal or nursing courses. So  far the ^Department has approved 60 applications. The other  yap^licatkms are still under consideration and announcements  will=be made from time to i time  as they >are granted.. y  NO SCHOOLS (CLOSED  In view of efforts made by  the 'Department of Education,  too -schools in British Columbia  will be closed for lack of  iteachers when the fall term  -opens, the Hon. H. ,G. Perry  announced. .i ...  Last year some 30 schools unable to open because of the  teacher shortage. This deficiency  has been made Up largely  : through the efforts of the Department.  POWER fcO��miSSION  . .The B.C. Power Commission is  now busy preparing to take  over the Columbia Power Corporation and its subsidiary, Columbia- Vanderhopf Power Co.,  oh .August 31. The Columbia -  group will be the third taken  over by the Commission!.  The delay in taking over this  group has been caused by the  volume of work involved by  the taking over of the Nanaimo-  Duncan Utilities Ltd. and West  Canadian Hydro-Electric in the  North Okanagan.  S.R.   Weston,   Chairman    of   ������  the Commission, is expected to  return this  week from a  tour  of the  interior,   including   the  Cariboo, where he has been ex-   .  amining    commission    projects,  present and future.  LAND-CLEARING  The   Minister  of  Agriculture   ,  expressed   the   hope that now  hostilities have ceased, the way ....  will be open to secure machinery for land-clearing purposes.  The establishment of these  machinery pools throughout the  Province has been delayed owing to the fact that so far the  Department has been unable  to secure priorities for equipment. It is expected that restrictions on this type of equipment should be removed in the  near future.  APIARY PROBLEM  . The Hon. Dr. K.C. MacDonald,  Minister of Agriculture stated  that efforts are being made to  obtain a larger sugar allotment  for bees, particularly in the  Fraser Valley and Vancouver  Island regions.  The supply of sugar this year  is particularly important to apiarists owing to the fact that it  is is believed that the bees have  secured, insufficient honey to  see them through the winter.  Trade Board  Asks Public Help  On Ferry Plans  SUPPORTING the claim of the  North Shore Transportation  Co. that there is sufficient potential motor and freight traffic in the Powell River and  Sechelt Peninsula areas to "warrant the establishment of motor  ferry services across Jervis Inlet and Howe Sound, the Ferry  Committee of the Powell River  Board of Tr^de has issued cards  to be filled in ;by motorists  from which it hopes to obtain  information as to how many  would use the proposed ferry  apd the number of times a yea��  they would do so.  The information will be presented to the Public Utilities  ^Commission, which is expected  to meet in Victoria shortly to  rule jbri the North Shore Co.*s  application for a ferry franchise.  A similar survey has been  .conducted in the Sechelt Peninsula area.  GIVES*! NEW  HOME  -���<!  BREAKS ANKLE  John Peters, 14, Indian logger employed at Gillies Bay,  Texada Island, was brought to  Powell /River General Hospital  Wednesday by police after he  had suffered a broken ankle in  an accident. It was at first reported that the lad was suffering from infantile paralysis. His  father his chief of the Chehalis  Indians at  Harrison Lake.  "REDROOFS"  HALFMOON BAY  General Trucking  Let us help you solve  your transportation  problems!  A well-known examiner for the Toronto  Conservatory of Music, in which capacity  he has several times visited Powell River, Alberto Guerrero, distinguished pianist and composer, is being heard  on the Dominion Concert Hour series of the CBC. Mr.  Guerrero is a native of La Serena, Chile, but is now residing in Toronto.  Censor's Ban Lifted ...  Many Jap Balloons Seen  Over B. C. Coast Area  NOW it can be told. Secrecy  surrounding the fact that  the B.C. coast area became a  target for Japan's aimless and  futile fire balloon bombs this  year can now be lifted following the ^rescinding of wartime  censorship regulations which  have governed the publication  of stories likely to impede Canada^ war: effort.  ,-jSince last March, at least four  of :_^ippon?s. "last ditch" weapons���^apparently aimed at ^British Columbia's forest areas���  ma.de their appearance over this  district. Drifting aimlessly high  in the sky, the balloons created  considerable excitement and  precipitated a deluge of phone  calls to police 'ana* newspaper  offices.  Pledged to secrecy in all such  matters, those "in-thekhow"  Were obliged io brush off the  enquiries with such comments  as, "Oh, it must be just a stray  weather balloon from Washington."  The first to appear here was  reported over Powell River last  March 10th. It was' drifting in  a north-easterly direction at  about 10,000 foot elevation. Four  days later another balloon was  sighted near Harwood Island  during a south-easterly gale. It  came down on the water, and  loggers working on the island,  thinking it was a parachute  from a distressed airplane, put  out in agasboat to rescue the  "airman". However, before they  reached it, the balloon was  caught by a gust of wind and  disappeared over the mainland  to the north.  A few weeks later balloons  were seen over Westview and  Half Moon Bay. The latter came  down and was pounced upon  by souvenir hunters.  With the possibility that stray  balloons have landed in the  hills along the coast, citizens  are  warned not to  touch any  12-year-old Norman Grutz-  macher, orphaned son of Hans  Grustzmaeher, who* collapsed  and died at the wheel of his  fishboat near Stuart Island recently, has found a home in  Vancouver with a Mrs. Sward,  who is to be his guardian, local  police  reported  today.  The boy navigated the boat*  to port after his father's sudden death. He has no relatives  in B.C., and efforts to locate  an uncle in Detroit has so far  proved unavailing.  unfamiliar object discovered.  The balloons are known to  carry high explosives.  Grouse for Texada  Success of a preliminary test  made last year of releasing  blue grouse on Texada Island  has resulted in a move to liberate more grouse on the island this year. Commissioner  James Cunningham of the B.C.  Government Fish and Game  Department has been in Comox  District for the past few weeks  supervising the trapping of  game birds.  Texada Island, large in territory and admirably suited to  blue grouse, was absolutely devoid of game birds until birds  from other areas were liberated  there last year. The original  colony, of 32 birds has healthily increased, a recent checkup  revealed.  The trappers use dunway  snares, similar in principle to  a salmon trap. The birds walk  into a runway, become confused and end up in the cage  trap.  Wm. McFADDEN  Optometrist  510   West   Hastings  Street  VANCOUVER  ���  at Gibson's Landing  EACH  Friday and Saturday  Examinations  -  Fittings  AFTER DANCES  1  DROP  IN  AT  THE  SECHELT  FOR    LIGHT   SNACKS  DINNERS and  AFTERNOON TEAS  SECHELT  NN  THE COASTAL COMMUNITIES  OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  FOR OVER SO YEARS  Regular year-round  passenger and freight  service from Vancouver to Howe Sound  and Gulf Coast points.   (  ASK FOR CURRENT SAILING SCHEDULE  Operating  SECHELT, B.C.  SECHELT INN  UNION PIER  Foot of Carrall Street PAGE 4   THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  .Wednesday, September 5, 1945  A new Serial Story  II  by Rubrey Boyd  II  SYNOPSIS-.    On   the   old   side-  wheeler  "George E.   Starr,'"  en  its way to the Yukon gold fields  in  the  first rush of '97,  Speed  Malone,   experienced   gold-camp  follower and gambler, and young  Ed  Maitland,   on  his  first  trip,  trying to recoup his lost family  fortune,   struck   up   a  strange  friendship.   Maitland left Speed  playing Solo with two other men  and   wandered   forward,   to   be  sharply recalled by the report of  a pistol and the news that his  partner had been shot and had  gone ovenboard.   Ed jumped in  after     him,      without     second  thought.    But  the   cold   waters  got him, and in the end it was  Speed  who    did   the   rescuing,  holding Ed's head above  water.  until they were taken aboard a  little boat by a French fisherman  PICTURE  SHOW  GIBSON'S HALL  Every Week.  Watch for the  Posters!   Shorts,  News,   and  Feature Photoplay  GEO. CORMACK  GENERAL MERCHANT  HALFMOON BAY, B. C.  NOTARY PUBLIC  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  from Seattle. Maitland, knowing the sea, took charge of the  little boat when they persuaded  Frenchy to take them to Skagway. After a hard journey they  reached Skagway (where they  find a ship unloading miners  and horses. NOW GO ON WITH  THE STORY.  "See ye ashore", laughed  Speed from the water. Hauling  along the rope to the bronco's  head, he caught its tail with the  other hand and used this as a  rudder to steer it shorewards,  while he swam alongside.  Maitland had been too interested in their progress to notice  the Susette's approach to the  steamer, which was now close  abeam. The name beneath her  stem rail iwas the "Williametie,  San Francisco." Her passengers  were waiting to have their outfits landed.  . Oddly the first to observe that  the Susette rode high and empty  was a short fat fellow.  "Hey, wit that boat!" he called out. "My outfit for how  much you want to land it? Five  dollars?"  . This mention of Frenchy's  favorite coin brought the fisherman out of a coma; he gave  eager signs of assent. Simultaneously on the lighter, there was  a general reaching for purses  and bank rolls.  As Maitland ran under the  ship's shadow and moored to the  raft a tinkling laugh from the  rail above caused him to look  up. His eyes met the dancing  dark ones of a very beautiful  young (woman who was looking  ���down at him with an expression  half-amused and half-curious.  He had an oddly confused sensation, with the Susette's lift and  fall in the shadow of the immobile steamer.  A bangle on her arm struck a  crystal--"���flash from the sun, as  she raised her hand from the  rail and blew him a kiss mischievously from rosy fmgeT-tips.  The gesture was noticed by a  tall, heavily built man who stood  on the rail directing the unloading of the horses���a man with  the eagle poise of a leader and  a masterful look of power under  easy command. His handsome  face had been burned by the sun  to  the  color  of saddle leather,  SHOP by MAIL  from  Powell Stores Ltd.  Powell River, B.C.  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  r  "A Place I Like To Buy From!"  WMtaker's  Trading Post  GENERAL MERCHANTS  Davis Bay - -  and its s worthiness gave an insolent sharpness of blue  to his  eyes, while it dimmed the black  brows than ran in a bar across  his     forehead.       He      frowned  thoughtfully at the new arrival.  The-men on the lighter looked  like   veteran   prospectors,-   and  their skilfully corded packs told  the same story.   One of them���  a meager, gray-haired but wiry  old-timer, shifted a huge tobacco  quid in his cheek as he took -one  end   of   a   pack ; Maitland   was  swinging, and said,  "Pretty piece of herdm' you  boys done out fchar.'  The winch roared just then,  and the old-timer nodded toward  the inner shadows of the lighter  where a yellow-haired youth was  leaning out to uncouple a horse  from the slings.  "Pete, yer", he said, "figures  your pardner could have rode  the pinto in."  In the abrupt' lilence as the  winch stopped, Pete heard what  was said. When the horse was  free, he threw back the gold  hair that had fallen into his eves  and looked up casually at Maitland.  "It's been done, Mister," said  Pete.  "Shucks, boy," retored the old-  timer tolerantly, "you can't tell  me what's been done with a  horse. I say it's too fer, and  I've seen riders in my time at-  temp' ever'thin'- the ramblin' human fancy kin .invent, with and  without the aid of licker."  The young Nevadan ' did not  answer directly. He signalled to  someone on deck above, and a  little later a black mare came  down in the sling, her nose  quivering at the brine below.  She took it in a churn of spray,  but quieted undre the boy's firm  touch. He unhooked her and  held her for a moment Iby the  halter, stroking her silky neck.  Then, with a move so swift  that it was accomplished almost  before it was seen, he left the  raft for the mare's back, and  they shot away into sunlit water.  A brandy-faced man ih a  sheepskin coat whom Maitland  had not noticed before, came  suddenly to life and crossed the  swaying raft in two unsteady  strides.  "Come back here, v Pete," he  called  out.  The boy paid no heed. He was  drenched to the belt but riding  lightly, leaning forward to even  the baance and guiding the mare  with a hoop of the halter rope  over her nose.  "Head him off with your boat,"  the "man appeased to Maitland.  "He'll drown hisself."  Maitland left Frenchy to take  in the Susette arid her cargo, and  cast off in the dinghy with a  shove of an oar against the raft.  Troubled by the tide swell, the  mare was meeting every rise at  an angle that brought the water  to her master's shoulders, snorting and strangling in an effort  to keep,, her nose out of the  feathering crests.  Maitland pulled in nearer. The  boy's head was close to the mare's  wet mane and hair contrasting  gold and black in the sunlight.  The tendsion in his voice seemed to lift her. "The beach .  on'y a little way now, sweetheart-���over this one, Chiquita,  over it . . . good girl, over it!"  The mare labored up another  foaming hill but flagged with exhaustion at the crest. They were  still some eighty yards from  shore and the beach was steep.  A few strong pulls shot the  boat forward till it topped the  same swell. Maitland meant to  run alongside and lift the rider  off, but this was fqgretting the  thrashing for a foothold. The  boat caught the impact of one  hoof on the prow. It rocked  crazily as Maitland spun it within reach f the boy's arm. But  Pete was tugging at the halter  rope,  to turn  the  mare's  head.  "Keep that damned boat out  of my way," he swore, "or by���"  The words were rudely stifled  by a comber that smoked over  his head, rolling him and his  mount completely over. The  mare came up riderless. Catching the halter, Maitlnd pulled  her astern, afraid that her hooves  might strike the^boy?s head. Seeing a gleam of gold in the green  water he reached for it; tangled  his finger in a mop of hair and  pulled the head above water.  Pete gasped, and held the rail  a moment to get his breath. Then  he swung over as easily as if he  were vaulting into a saddle,  landing with a splash in the  water that washed along the  floorboards.  'He raised himself to the  thwart, shaking the wet hair  from his eyes, which were blazing.  "You���" he began.  "Grab that baling dipper",  said Maitland shortly. He had  pushed an, oar into the stem  groove and was holding the  mare's halter with his free hand  while he sculled shorewards.  After a look at the rising water,  Pete complied. It was slow work,  but they beached in advance of  other boats that were coming in  from the ship. A.s the mare  climbed the gravel and shook  herself, her master jumped lightly ashore. He was draining the  water f xom his .boots when J&tait-  land pulled up> the^ dinghy.    n  The sudden landing on still  gound made the sailor conscious  of the eeeffts of a week's starvation. He felt the beach reel, and  had to 'steady himself against  the boat. Then he tipped it on  its side to examine the injured  seam.  A pair of trimly shod feet presently appeared on the sand beside him and he looked ' up.  "My name's Pete", the boy  volunteered. "The man with the  wooly coat is my pardner, Bill  Owen's. The girl that throwed  you a kiss's name is Hose .  But I reckon you don't care  about women?" he inquired, undismayed by the silence that  greeted these amenities;'  "My partner,', said Maitland  at last, "thinks they're a (hot  bolt of dynamite."  "Aain't it so," Pete concurred  judiciously. "It's- deafenin' to  think of what might happen if  Rose really iared about any man.  Unless mybe me. But she don't."  Hhe looked inside the boat to  note the effect of this. "How'ver,  I don't cafe a hoot in hell for  Rose���rnot me," he chanted, snapping his fingers lightly skywards.  "I'm a man among merii''  "You swear like one," his  hearer admitted.  "Why don't you cuss me out  and get it off your mind?" the  boy demanded. "I mean it. Say  what you're thinkin', man to  man."  Maitland considered him while  cleaning his hands on some  shreds of rope. "Well," he said,  "man to man, you make a lot  of noise for your size. It's a  pity you squawk when you lose."  Pete winced. "That's a hard  cuss," he murmured. "What  else?"  "That's all," said Maitland,  surprised by a glimpse f sensitiveness under the boyish swagger.  With the mare's halter rope,  Pete threw a skilful hitch over  her nose, and mounted almost in  the  same  movement.  "If I don't lose easy, Mister,  I don't quit easy either, or forget. Maybe some day you'll know  it's so." And with no visible  urge from him, the mare sped  down the beach.  Maitland stared after them,  held by the grace of the picture  they made, and by wonder at;  the quick moods of this amazing  boy.  He was still watching him when  he saw Speed coming over the  beach twoard him.  "We got the Jew's outfit  ashore, and he's stakin' us to a  feed. Chuck's on the fire now.  Hungry, Bud?"  The banquets o* Lucullus are  said to waft a pleasant aroma,  down' the river bank of time,  but one exquisite collation which  that gastronome never enjoyed  was baked beans, bacon, soda  biscuit, canned fruit and coffee,  after a two week's diet of fish  boiled in sea water.  I* was nearly sunset, and the  season, like the hour, seemed to  condense the freshness and glory  of the closing day. The air had  a crisp tang that tingled in the  nostrils of the hungry travelers  like a dry champagne, giving a  good deal more poignancy to the  savor of broiling meat.  Shivering over the camp fire,  Steiner thoughtfully appraised  the appetites of his guests.  "I could use you boys, may-  #be", he said, referring to some  point he ihad discussed; with  Speed, "but ten dollars a day  each, and grub ... I ain't king  of the Klondike."  "This    isn't     Seattle,"     said  Speed.      "It's    a/   gold    camp*  . You'll   see  wages   go   to, twice  that and more."  The Jew's look was one of  sincere unbelief. "A man would  be crazy ;to* <payi it." -: ;  "The scenery is covered with  crazy men," (Speed observed impassively*  Steiner dropped the subject  and said to Maitland. "I notice  how Lucky Rose has a mash on  you. Seen her throwin' you kisses from the ship."  Speed had been about to lower  a nicely browned slice of bacon  into his mouth in orie piece* He  paused now with this viand suspended.  There had always been a vague  hope in Maitland's mind of tracing the outfit he had left on the  George  E.    Starr.     Since    this  |  seemed   an   Opportune   time  to  look for it, ne asked the fisher-  ,  man's permission to use the Susette for a short run to the Dyea  beach a few miles up the gulf.   :  Frenchy, in a better humor than  !  he had been for a week, absently mumbled his consent.  He stepped out to the Susette  over some boats and a scow that  nocked in the wharf's vague  shadow, and. made sail. It fwas  only six miles or so from Skagway to the camp of Dyea. IWihen  he arrived, there the camp was  almost empty, because of an interval between steamers. He  was itherefore able to learn with ,  discouraging promptness that  there was no trace of an unclaimed outfit on the beach.  Coming back to Skagway the  fires on the flats Ihad -died to their  embers, but as he tacked in to  the Susette's mooring, he noticed  a small fire in the lee of the  twiharf, just above the surf. Here  he found his partner nursing  some driftwood into flame.  CONTINUED NEXT WEEK  SHAKEE ALL OVER  Then there is the reported  conversation between two Japanese soldiers:  "Kimoto, Amelican foot powder no good for shaking in  boots."  "You try he?" . . '  "Yess, and I still shaking in  boots." 9  Wednesday, September 5, 1945.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 5  By Mrs. George Cormack  avis  Li  as I uteres'  emcemen  Following is a partial list of  our  overseas boys and  girls.  Relatives and friends are requested to hand further names  and information in to Mrs. G.  Cormack so they may be published.  Denny Mathews, son of Mr.  and Mrs. Sydney Matthews, is  with the occupation forces, at  Wilhelmshaven,   Germany.  Flt.Lt. Eric Carpenter has  been missing since December  last. Mrs. George Hewett reports there has been no further word of her nephew.  Thbs. H. Begg, Stoker 1-c, is  returning to civvy street after  15 months on convoy duty. He  is the son of Mr.' and Mrs. H.  Begg and with his wife are expected at the Begg's summer  home.  Another son of Mr. and Mrs.  Henry Begg, Flt.Lt. G. Begg,  DFC, accompanied by his wife,  spent a few days here before  returning to duty. Flt.Lt. Begg  has 36 op flights to his credit.  George W. Turner, ERA, was  a member of the crew of the  frigate Waskisui which sank  a German submarine in the  North Atlantic. With his wjf e  and small daughter ERA Turner was a visitor at the home  of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.  Thomas Turner, and of Mrs.  Turner's parents, Mr. and Mrs,  S. Pritchard.  CPO James T. Turner, another son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos.  Turner, was home on leave recently.  A third on, S. E. Turner, a  shipwright on SS Dunlop Park,  is believed on his way home  from England. His wife and  small son are at present guests  of Mr.  and Mrs.  Turner.  Dick Burgess,; son of Mr. 3?  Mrs. A. E. Burgess, served overseas in the 2nd Anti-Tank  Regiment for. nearly five years.  He was wounded in. Normandy  in July, 1944. Before returning  to Canada, Dick was married  and his Irish bride is now with  him at the home of Mr. and  Mrs. Burgess. Pick plans to attend UBC in the fall.  Mr. and Mrs. Edward Black  have had visits from both their  sons recently. AB Diavid J.  Black last reported his ship as  calling at Victoria. Flt.Lt. E.  Black, DFC, with his wife and  small son, Edward Malcolm, is  at present irt Vancouver.  '- Cpl. ��� H; MacLeod is on leate  from Military HQ, London. He  went overseas with the :$ea-  forths in 1939. Cpl. and Mrs.  MacLeod are at their summer  camp, where their son, Cpl. J.  H. MacLeod and family have  also been holidaying. Cpl. MacLeod is stationed at Sea Island.  AB Leslie Roberts, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Harold Roberts,  was on leave -here earlier in the  season. AB Roberts was on the  destroyer Iroquois, and has the  distinction of being on that  boat when it    escorted   Prince  SECHELT  LENDING  LIBRARY  and GIFT SHOP  New Books Added  as   published  Hand-Made   Gifts  m  Library   Dues:  50c  Month  Olaf back to Norway. When  the ship landed there, peop_$  stood around all day long watching them work; they brought  them favors and carried the  men on their shoulders through  the streets. Leslie exchange^  cigarettes for a pair of binoculars that had belonged to a  Nazi prisoner in a concentration camp; he brought them  home to his sister as a souvenir. ' *    *���  The Iroquois was one of the  first of the liberation ships to  land at Oslo. AB Roberts wnp  also in landings on Normandy  and was among troops, which  liberated the French. He recently reported back for Pacific duties.  About The Suntan  And Prutt Jackson  A couple of issues ago The  Coast News ran a paragraph  about a certain Wilson Creek  gentleman and a coat of sun-  tan and Toba Inlet.  Because we failed to distinguish the difference between  "Prutt" and "Ruth" Jackson in  our correspondents' handwriting, we chose "Ruth" as being  the. proper name. This was a  bad one on our part, however,  since Ruth is female and Prutt  is male.  The editor hopes that Mr.  Cook will forgive us for the  error, and that Mrs. Cook will  forgive  both of usV  Daughter Born  To Sgt. & Mrs. Mosier  Mrs. E. Mosier. Half Moon  Bay, is a proud grandmother.  The birth of a daughter,  Shelley-Lea, to Sgt. and Mrs.  A. E. Mosier. was announced oh  August 21st, at the Vancouver  General Hospital.  FERRY NEWS  Hull   and cabin < ready,   but  due to shortage of clutches,  the engines did not leave the  factory until August 14th.  Howe   Sound  Transport  Gibson's  Landing  P.S. We are just as tired of  these delays as you are.  Thomas  GENERAL MERCHANT  C+3  BUS STOP  c*s  I  . AT THE  SPORT-FISHING  CENTER . . .  ialfmoon  _sr  Alice A. French  Correspondent  Michael, son of Mr. and Mrs!  Peter Kaye, who spend their  holidays at Sechelt, had a rush  trip to the doctor's at Gibson's  Landing last* week, with what  we understand was a case of  blood-poisoning. We hope you  will be feeling better soon, Michael, and that it will not have  spoiled your holidays.  Amongst recent arrivals from  active service is Alan Wood.  Alan is the eldest son of Mr.  and Mrs. Jack Wood of Sechelt.  He has been on active service  for four years, enlisting with  the RFA, transferring to the  Rocky Mountain; Rangers, and  was attached to the Black  Watch in Holland when he was  wounded in February last. He  was back in the line just two  days before peace was declared.  A brother, Bob, has also recently returned from overseas.  His father is" a veteran of the  last war, and is on the executive  of the Sechelt ^Branch of -the  Canadian Legion.  We are sorry to learn that  Yvonne Brooker, the popular  and talented young daughter" of  Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Brooker,  is- very ill in Vancouver. She  will be remembered as playing  many parts in Sechelt Entertainment Society plays. We are  looking forward to Yvonne's  recovery and hope she will be  back soon.  WAS AT BANFF  ON HOLIDAYS  Miss Ada Reeves, has been  spending a few days with her  parents at Velmore Ranch, Roberts Creek, after termination of  her job with the Regional Oil  Control, a post she has held for  the past three years.  She and Miss Marie Forsyth,  who has also been visiting her  grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.  Stephen, have recently returned  from a motor trip to Banff ahd  Calgary with the latter's parents.  A.  N. Cotton, Correspondent  Pte. Ernie Mathews is back  home on a 30-day volunteer  Pacific-duty leave, after being  overseas as a member of the  HQ 21st Army Group, during  which time he was in Belgium,  Holland and Germany. He is a  guest at his mother's home and  is Mrs. Mathews' second son to  return from overseas. He was  formerly employed in the logging camps Jiere.  The death occurred in Vancouver on August 27th of Mrs.  W. J. Eades, aged 78. She  leaves five sons, Herbert W,  William J., and J. Edwin, of  Vancouver; Reginald J. of Roberts Creek; and Allan, Toronto.  Mr: and Mrs. R.. J. Eades  have been residents of Roberts  Creek for the. past 8 years, and  the former's mother was a frequent visitor  here.  A DIFFERENT ANGLE!  Experts on wind resistance  think the four-minute mile is  now only a matter of luring  Gunder Haegg to the barber's  for a crew haircut.  PAID  on all  PRESCRIPTIONS  Drugs,   Toiletries  Send your prescriptions for  quick, accurate service by  mail. We pay postage costs.  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Wkz ��oast Mew*  PUBLISHED   EVERY WEDNESDAY  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  HALF MOON BAY, B. C. Sept. 5th, 1945  THOSE OLD-AGE PENSIONS  THE FEDERAL government's proposal with  y~ i"e��a?d to old age pensions is that the dominion shail take over "the entire costs of pensions to those of 70 years and over, while the  provinces and the dominion shall pay in equal  proportion the costs of pensions to those between 65 and 70.  The plan has one merit in that it obviates  the means test for those over 70. Everybody  would get the pension regardless of income.  But the case of those between 65 and 70 would  not be improved in this respect at all. A man  of 65 would still have to become a pauper before drawing his pension from province and  dominion.  This completely contravenes the very  spirit of the old age pension which holds that  such payments are not the fruits of charity but  a retiring allowance which has been earned  over years of service. Further, there is nothing in the proposal that indicates that the pension is to be raised above the starvation level  of $30 per month. Old age pensioners in British Columbia already get this amount through  the action of the provincial government in  adding an extra $5.00 on its' own account.  All in all, the federal pension proposals  are not encouraging, not because they will  not save the provinces money, but becaiuse they  fail to meet the requirements of the person  who has earned a retiring allowance.  If old age pensions are intrinsically sound,  they should involve payments that will at  least supply the pensioner with a reasonable  subsistence���say $50 per month. They should  all start at the age of 60 without a means test.  Income taxes will recover pensions from those  who do not require assistance at 60 years of  age or over.  IT IS STILL CANADA  It was a certainty, of course, that no matter what happened in the election, Canada  would go forward in the spirit of progress and  general betterment. All of our problems are  common ones shared by all the nations. Civil  problems that were urgent before the outbreak  of the war, were shelved for the duration, or  at least until such times as the demands of the  war effort were satisfied.  The requirements for the continuation of  the war against Japan where Canada is concerned will not need the same concentration  of all-out effort. Some of the old problems,  the more pressing ones, can be dealt with, efficiently, instead of politically. They have to ibe  recognized, examined and met, whatever the  nature of the government selected to administer the country, and while there will be inevitably a division of opinion on the method,  there should be unanimity on the necessity of  the objective.  During the next year, nearly half a million Canadians will be returned to civil life  or moved from one civil capacity to another.  The major consideration, of the year will be  a planned readjustment of industry to absorb  that half million into gainful employment  without dislocating the economic balance unduly, and without causing any undue hardship to those involved in the movement. With  this strong rehabilitation program must be integrated the basic principles of greater social  security to make a healthier and steadier Canadian citizenship, free from the excesses of  booms and depressions.  Whatever the political promises of an elected government, there are elemental needs  that cannot be ignored, basic principles of good  goverment that must be observed���or these  promises and the government will perish, and  the country will go forward. Canada' future  is that of her people���and not of her politics.  MORALITY OF THE BOMBS  WE ARE TOLD that protests by the thousands  have poured into the United States government over the use of atomic bombs. The  protesters have alleged that the use of these  bombs was immoral, barbaric, savage, unchristian and illegal.  In the fact of the circumstances, one is  tempted to suspect that these complainants are  less concerned with the illegality of the bomb  than with their own medieval thinking which  impels them to look ever backwards.  . Surely they can see that it is not'the weapons of war.but war itself which is immoral.  War means killing. It means nothing else. And  if war means killing, Wfeat ethieal difference  does it make how a man is killed, or i*j what  numbers?  - The atomic bomb is admittedly a horror  weapon. But its efficacy as a force for peace  has definitely proved itself, in the case of Japan. Notwithstanding the thousands who died  in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the employment  of these bombs definitely saved human life in  the long run. '  What the moralists should concern themselves with now is to keep the*weapon in the  hands of men of good will.  A Child Skipping . . .  LUCY   K.   ADES  A little girl with a skipping rope  Is like a rippling song  Running through the ages '     ,  Where childhood ways belong���  Little girl  in pantalettes,  Little girl in socks,  Ringlet  curls���swinging braids���  Short skirts���rwhite ruffled frocks���  She will skip while spnngiimes last,  Iri the present, from the past,  On toward endless springs that  wait  Her light skipping through timers gate���   ���  A little girl with skipping rope  Is our sweetest joy and hope.  M IR RO R  Of World Opinion  Professionals, Pures  Differ on Basketball  For quite some time College  basketball and professional cag-  ers have been at loggerheads.  As a rule both factions have  looked at each other with disdain* but have never come put  into the open to discuss their  differences. The college cagers,  recognize pro basketball, while  the pros have always felt that  the Colleges play a nice brand  of ball but nothing to compare  to their style.  The pros have streamlined  the game, and the timing in the  last five minutes differs from  the college game. Professionals  stop the clock every time the  ball is dead, after every field  goal, foul, jump ball, centre  jump, etc., so that the last five  minutes is actual playing time.  In the pro pivot play the pivot  man can stand anywhere on the  court without the ball for an  unlimited time, but when he  gets possession of the ball'"he  must shoot or pass in two second. This cuts down the use of  the pivot play, and keeps the  play more open around the  basket.  Amateur championers swear  that there is nothing like playing for the love of the game  and old Alma Mammy^lThe difference is seeing the'"dash and  zip .of the collegiates in contrast with the one-eye-on-the-  box-office affairs that the pros  put on.       <������''.  A SKYLINE TRAIL  A*  CAMERA   STUDY   >FOR   COAST    NEWS   READERS  Thoughts  That  Inspire . .  by  t  WILL  REEDER  From  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  THERE IS  WORK TO   BE DONE  It is not so important what  kind of a job we are doing these  days, as it is that we give  everything we have to it.  Do you ever get to thinking  that your job doesn't amount  to very much-���that the work  that somebody else is doing is  of much greater importance  than yours? That the world  wouldn't miss you at any time  ���perhaps would be glad to be  rid of you? At such times, you  just read the words of Stanley  Baldwin; this is what that great  Englishman said: "All my life  I have believed from my heart  the words of Browning, that,  all service ranks the same with  God."  It seems to me that it makes  little difference if a man is  driving a street car, or sweeping .streets, running a radio  program or selling newspapers,  or being Piiine(Minister; or for  a women sweeping, washing,  dusting, cooking meals; or  serving some large or small  business man, or serving our  country in one or more of the  various agencies���I submit .that  it matters not if only we bring to  that .service Everything That Js  In JJs, and.' we perform it for  the sake of mankind.  Oyer the desk of a big business-man friend of .mine .hangs  this inotto: "Consider the .postage stamp, son; its usefulness  consists in its ability to stick  till it gets there.  SO! STIGK TO IT.  Stick to it, boy,  Through the thick and the thin  of it.  Work for the joy  That is born pf the din of it,  But. don't let them fret you,  Dangers are lurking  But just keep on working.  If its worth while  and you're  sure of the right of it,  Stick to it boy, and make a  real fight of it.  Don't forget , . . .took for the  silver li___g _nfl _Eeep Smiling!  {  |  AGREEABLE  ' The sergeant strode into the'  room. "AH right, you X&)! apes,  fall out!" he exclaimed.  The soldiers grabbed their  hats and swarmed out���all but  one, who continued to lie on  his bunk blowing smoke rings.  "Well,"  roared the  sergeant.  "Well," remarked the rookie,  "there were a lot of them,  weren't there?"  ALMOST EVERYTHING  With its repertoire of fifty  farm chores, the postwar jeep  is to be wonderful. Nevertheless the boys in the hill country  believe the mule will be superior on ninety-degree grades. Wednesday, September 5, 1945.  THE COAST NEWS, Half moon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 7  Pretty soon now we're going  to be travelling down the street  we like best of all���the one  home is on.  In the course of our wanderings we've been along a good  many streets and roads. A few  ��� remain in our memories. There  is Market Street in 'Frisco with  its four lots of street-car tracks.  And that one in Seattle where  ' the cars are on cables because  it is so steep.  Most cities have throughfares  that stand out above the others.  * But Halifax seems to be the ex-  1   ception���they   are   all   narrow  and steep and dirty. We did  find one which we remember-���  it bore the misleading name of  Blue Bell Lane���and was only-  two blocks of side-alley dingy-  ness.  Then there is Piccadilly in  London, which is a street which  ends up in famous Piccadilly  Circus���along with half a dozen other streets. There you may  watch the world go by���and  what a world!  We musn't forget the history-  famous Prince's Street in Edinburgh, flanked on one side by  shops and on the other by beautiful parks, and overlooked by  the ancient castle where Mary,  Queen of Scots, spent her last  days. And then there's that amazing part of High Street in  Oxford which is rubber-coated  for two blocks.  We, could go on and on���there  are so many. And we must not  forget the scenic drives such  as the Malahat, the drive  through the California... xed-  wpods, -the;, rcmd, yto ^Banff," the  drive around Stanley Park, or  lip  Grouse Mountain.  Perhaps the funniest of all  the roads is the one we came  across in Ireland. It's just an  ordinary country road wandering up a steep hill. But the sign  defiantly points up the road and  contradictorily announces its  desination as "Downhill"!  PULP UNION BACKS  PGE FRANCHISE  At the regular meeting of  Pulp Sulphite Local 76 last  week, a resolution was passed  in connection with the PGE  Railway, approving the granting of a franchise over the new  Prince George-Dawson Creek  highway to the railroad, and  calling for completion of the  PGE grade to Vancouver and  Prince George.- Copies will be  sent to Premier Hart and the  Vancouver, Powell River and  Prince George Boards of Trade.  The resolution is similar to  an editorial in a recent Coast  News, putting forward the same  points.  PHOTOGRAPHY  Gordon Ballentine  Studio:   Gibson's   Landing  PORTRAITS  -  CHILDREN  Weddings,   Commercial,   etc.  Call or write for information  and  appointment  SELMA  PARK  HAIRDRESSING  SHOPPE  Dolly Jonas  A Complete  Hairdressing  Service  Phone   for j Appointments  THE SHORTAGE OF FOOD IN  LIBERATED EUROPE IS DESPERATE . MEAT IS ONE  OF THE MOST CRITICAL NEEDS  x/.  .# Average daily adult rations in European countries,  including domestic produce and imported foodstuffs,  are scarcely, more than half the average adult consumption 'on the North American continent. On this  basis severe hardship is inevitable. Those who fought  by our side in Europe are suffering hunger and misery.  As a great food-producing nation, Canada must,  can���and will���help to meet this emergency. Apart  from moral obligations, adequate nourishment is  vital to the reconstruction of Europe and, in turn,  to the stability and progress of the entire world.  That is why slaughtering has been placed under  strict control.  That is why ration coupons will soon be used  again by Canadians to buy meat.  There is only one objective: To reduce meat consumption in Canada in order to provide direct aid  to the hungry peoples of Europe.  /  HOW ARE CANADA'S MEAT EXPORTS DISTRIBUTED?  Each year, the Combined Food Board of the United Nations, of which Canada  is a member, estimates for the coming year world production of important food  items and the. probable demand for them. It then distributes the foods on the  basis of these estimates. Estimates for 1945 indicate that demand for meat and  bacon exceeds production by about 10%.  Canada's contributions of meat to the common pool have been large; they  have helped; to supply partially the needs of the hardest-pressed countries  where it will take years to restore the production of meat.  L  a\to*-  ^V**  &eO.  , rttcO**   .     YvOs  ^et   ��aV>V*  cur  Vje��*"       j-  jo**1-1 ��� b^'  ot^e*  OHTtL RATtOHING-  CONSBRVATION Pt��A$��!  The urgent nature of overseas needs calls for immediate  action. Because the machinery of meat rationing takes time to  set up, conservation on a nation-wide scale is imperative.  As part of this plan, Tuesday and Friday of each week have  been declared meatless days in all public eating places. Meatless  days will be continued throughout the meat rationing period.  Further to reduce domestic meat consumption, all Canadians  are urged to observe two meatless days a week in their own  households.  o*  PATES AND OTHER DETAILS REGARDING MEAT  SOON TO BECOME EFFECTIVE IN CANADA  WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER  MRA-IW  itiiilfejftrft^^ PAGE 8  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday, September 5, 1945  Mrs. G. Cormack  Correspondent  LAC J. W.- Storey and Mrs.  Storey, with their children, Betty, Jeanette and Johnny, are  guests of Mrs. Storey's parents,  Mr. and Mrs. H. Roberts.  Lt. W. O. Bromley surprised  his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. O.  Bromley, on Wednesday, August 29, when his ship, the corvette "Nanaimo", docked at  Sechelt and he was able to taxi  home for a few hours. The "Nanaimo" has been training sea  cadets and has been seen several times in the vicinity of the  Bromley's summer home at Davis Bay. The . occasion of its  docking was its use for the day  to transport Wrens and officers  who were celebrating their 3rd  anniversary. Lt. Bromley's wife  is. an expected guest here.  Mrs. James Hudson has. as  guests from Los Angeles Mr.  Hudson's mother, Mrs. J. Hudson, and his sister, Mrs. Eric  Jeffery. With Mrs. Jeffery are  her husband and young son  Rickie. Mr. Jeffery is first tenor  in the quartette that sings at  the Interdenominational Church  known as "The Church of the  Open Door".  Mrs. G. C. Baird of Vancouver is visiting her son and  daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs,  Jack Baird.  Mr. and Mrs. Rickards and  daughter Ann of Vancouver  were at "Berridale" last week.  Mrs. Rickards and Ann were  also guests of Mr. and Mrs. H.  Roberts.  Mr. and Mrs. Evans of Vancouver were visitors here for  two weeks, staying at "Edge-  wood."  Mr. Jas. W. Wood had a week  on holiday last week with his  wife and children at "Wood-  haven".  CPO Jas. Turner and Mrs.  Turner are guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Turner.  Mr. Tom Turner Jr. is holidaying with his wife and children at the Pritchard cottage.  Mr. and Mrs. F. Huggins of  Vancouver have purchased the  Thompson cottage with a view  to  permanent  residence.  Mr. and Mrs. Tohmpson have  purchased a summer place at  Eagle Harbor. Davis Bay residents are sorry to have them  go, and were at the wharf to  see them off.  Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Baird have  as their guest their young son  Tommy, who has been discharged from the Services and  recently retuned from the east.  Miss Walma Ross is convalescing at the home of her mother, Mrs. C. Ross. Miss Ross  had an attack of bronchitis following a holiday trip to Seattle.  At the time of going to press  Mrs. Ross  was reported ill.  Mr. H. E. Carter is at his summer home for a week's holiday.  His daughter, Miss Molly Carter, is expected to join him at  the week-end.  Mr. and Mrs. Walter F. Kemp  and daughter Heather are at  Casement's cottage.  Mrs. MacArthur, mother of  Mrs. C. G. Critchell, and Mr.  and Mrs. Oliver and son, all of  Vancouver, are at the Critchell  summer place.  Guests of Mr. Archie Innes  include two brothers, Mr. W.  A. Innes of Mission, and Mr.  Robert Innes of Vancouver; a  brother-in-law, Mr. Chas. Man-  nering of New Westminster, and  a cousin, Mr. D. Warren of  Vancouver.  Mr. H.' Clark's parents, Mr.  and Mrs. Clark Sr., and his brother, Mr. Henry Clark, Vancouver, are at the Clark summer  home.  Among   summer   visitors   at  MORE  ABOUT  ...  Marjorie Gibbens  Continued from Page   1  from Canada which left Hali-  1 fax early in July, and we were  <? sent out in groups of 4 or 5.  We had a certain amount of  choice as to whom we wished to  be posted with, so it has worked out very nicely. We get a full  day off each week, and so can  get around to see the country.  There's a good bus service. We  have little opportunity to spend  money; besides we haven't  enough coupons if we did wish  to buy anything. The hospital  pays half our salaries and the  St. John Ambulance Brigade  makes up the balance.  "There's a branch of the London Zoo at Whipsnade which  is about five miles from here.  It is kept open all the time and  is bigger now as many animals  were brought here during the  bombing of London for safekeeping, and haven't been moved back yet.  "We had quite a time finding  our way on the Underground,  but managed alright in the end.  It is really a very wonderful  transportation system. We did  attend a Red Cross���St. John's  Service in Westminster Abbey,  and were seated where we  could see the Queen and the  Duchess of Kent all through  the service. There has been  some bomb damage to the Abbey, but not to the main  part.  "We all hope to be here for  the balance of the summer at  last. The weather has been  grand ever since we arrived.  The English people all apologize  about their climate, but so far  it is nicer than any place I've  . -been."   . ..��� '  "Cormack's-by-the-Sea" have  been Miss Beatrice Montgomery and Miss Ruth Harvey, Edmonton; Cpl. Lewis Howe and  Mrs. Howe and baby Karen Of  Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. Harry  Greenberg, Miss Daisy McCal-  lum, Miss Mary Corbett, Mrs.  M. A. Hansuld and Mrs. F. E.  Irvine of Vancouver; Miss Jessie Hamilton of Ayr, Scotland;  Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Arnold and  sons Charles and Bruce of Red  Deer, Alta. Mr. Arnold has purchased the Small Bakeries in  Victoria, and the family have*  now taken up residence there.  Miss Jessie Montgomery, anoth-  . er visitor, is formerly of Edmonton, and recently retired as  Librarian of the' Extension De-  patment of the University of  Alberta.  ' Mrs. *A. Bartel and Mrs. G.  Fletcher of Vancouver have  been spending the past week at  Scarlett's cottage, "Rosenook."  They are friends of Mr. and  Mrs.  E.  Whipple.  Pte. Harold Roberts, a summer resident, is a veteran of  both World Wars. In the First  he was an ambulance driver  and was seriously wounded  while administering first-aid on  the battlefield. Later he saw  service with the Intelligence  Department, and was in Salonika arid Egypt. In World War  II he enlisted in 1939 with the  1st Canadian Scottish at the  age of 40. Officially he was 43.  His age, among his . buddies,  was termed "a military secret".  At an inspection, Princess  Mary, Honorary Colonel of the  Regiment, said, "So you were  in the last war? You also saw  service in Egypt? How old are  you?" The answer came back:  "That's a military secret, Ma'am!" Pte. Roberts toured England with ther Regimental Band  as baritone soloist, entertaining v  troops and war-workers. After  three years' service overseas,  he was injured while on training maneouvers and was invalided home.  L. H. Roberts     as  to  rew  Violet Streeter  Mrs. Josephine Roberts and  daughter Betty, Of Penticton,  spent a few days with Mr. and  Mrs. Ole Weckstrom.  Mrs. Joyce Pasemko of Peach-  land spent a couple of days  with Mr. and Mrs. Roberts.  Mrs. Eva May Healy, principal of the school, and her son,  Peter, spe^nt their summer holidays visiting in Swift Current,  Sask., and at points east.  PO * Ray Webster and Mrs.  Webster of Kelowna are enjoying their holidays visiting with  Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Plant. PO  Webster has been in the navy  for five years.  Mrs. Gordon McKenzie of Okanagan Mission is spending a  few days with Mr. and Mrs. M.  A. Plant.  Rain came in the ,n|ek^ of time  to put out a forest fire which  was threatening Port Mellon.  The blaze was being fought by  30 men on August 23rd.  Mr. Victor Kensey and Diane  and Jerry visited Mrs. Kinsey,  who is convalescing in a Vancouver nursing home.  Mrs. Harold Stewart and her  daughter, Helen Daisy, spent a  few days in Vancouver.  Mrs. W. Faulkes of Vancou-.  ver,   and Mrs. M.  Randall and  daughters Lielonie and Sylvia,  also of Vancouver, are visiting  Mr. and Mrs. Bill Davis.  Tug Ashore  At Ragged Isles  Salvage operations are proceeding at White Island, one of  the Ragged Islands group near  Lund, on the tug "Black Raven", which went ashore there  late Wednesday night while  towing a Home Oil barge. It is  not known how badly the vessel was damaged.    .  Powell River police received  a call at midnight Wednesday  from the tug's owners, in Van*-  couver, stating that a radio-telephone SOS had advised them  that help was needed badly. A  second appeal from the boat's  crew came a few minutes later  as she filled and listed.  Forest Ranger Charles Ying-  ling of Lund was immediately  notified, and he set out for the  scene in the Forestry patrol  boat, taking off two of the tug's  crew of four on his arrival. The  other two stayed aboard to begin  salvage operations.  The barge was towed to Lund.  No one was injured.  oberts Cree  WALLY   GRAHAM  Gibson's  Landing  Funeral Director  Monuments  ���- Flowers  IT WAS the 3rd of July, 1900.  In the crew there was Dad,  who had done the run many  years before; my young sister,  12-years old; my brotheryBill,  and myself, 16. This was our  first trip. #���'  Our ship was the 18-fbot  dug-out given to my grandfather, Big King George Man of  Roberts Creek; by the Sechelt  tribe. It was a good craft, not  the Indian type, but more after the white man's types.  Grandfather was living in  Vancouver at Clark Drive and  Second Avenue. A single plank  led you to his garden in. the  bush. The boat house was not  far ^ away, and a long row  would bring you to the bridge  on Westminster Avenue, or on  M!ain Street. ___  We had the boat loaded well  ahead of time, but we0 couldn't  leave until six, as the flats did  not fill up until then. The  crew had received an hour or  so of rowing lessons, and I for  one was quite sure I could  manage the ship. So, with Dad  at one set of oars and myself  at the others, we set off for the  west.  The sunset did not promise  a fine night. As we moved out  along False. Creek and then across the scores of nets which  filled English Bay^ night settled down. The flash of Point  Atkinson told us pinyway*:and  it must have helped the. weatherman too, for within a half-  mile of the light a rainstorm  set in. We headed jnto Skunk  Cove and tied to a boom of logs.  . Did it rain! And did we  know it! Just as the sky was  about< empty a big tug came  around the corner and as we  expected it to pull out with  the boom Dad said we might  as well be on our way. As we  rounded the Light and headed  up Howe Sound the storm  cleared up completely. Soon  we made camp on a little  beach  at Hood Point.  The two young ones had long  been asleep in the bottom of  the dugout, a bit of canvas under them, but now about three  inches of water there also.  Breakfast and sunshine made  us forget the night, and we  rowed along Bowen Island, and  then over to Keat's Island,  where we spent another night.  Next day took us past Gower  and we could see in the distance a hew home on the Point.  There was also a family of otters playing on the beach and  our enthusiasm for the hunt  led us to cry "Shoot !em! shoot  'em!" to Dad, who had not even taken out the gun. We kept  at him until he let go with the  big 45-60, but no dead,otters.  So over I jumped and after  them I went. Believe it or not,  I. chased one under a big cedar root and killed, it with a  stick,, only to find myself crying   with  remorse  a  few sec-  Agents for  HARDWARE   ::  FURNITURE  BEATTT  FARM PRODUCTS  And WASHERS  at GIBSON'S LANDING  onds later.  Our new home was far from  what we young ones expected.  Alders grew right to the door;  the house was unpainted, for  its walls and roof were of split  cedar.  Dad had built this house for  his father and mother years before, and then returned to the  old  country.  Thus our first trip to Roberts  Creek by rowboat. We made  many others in later years.  BOB GRAHAM  TRANSFER  ���   General Trucking  ��� WOOD  Service   With   A Smile!  Gibson's Landing  ^ FOR BETTER  SI^VIGE v . /SEE  R.D.BREWI!  REAL ESTATE  OPERATOR  For Sale . , .  CHOICE  WATERFRONT  ��� LOTS ;"y';  At Porpoise   Bay  A. CRUCIL  SECHELT, B. a  Pender Harbour  MOTOR  MACHINE  SHOP  Madera Park  IRVINE'S LANDING  WELDING of all kinds.  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