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 %J  >KO'ViH9ftt^I��^IAH LIBRARY  F?���TORl��  SERVING A PROGRESSIVE AND GROWING AREA ON BRITISH COLUMBIA'S SOUTHERN COAST, Including���  Irvine's Landing - Egmont - Hardy Island - Halfmoon Bay       Sechelt-- Wilson Creek - Roberts Greek - Grantham's Landing  Gibson's Landing - Pender Harbour - Port Mellon - Hopkin's Landing - Hillside  Vol. 1, No. 12  HALF MOON BAY, B. C, Wednesday, October 3rd, 1945 5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  Gibson's Elects    r future citizen  GIBSON'S    LANDING���    New  members of the school board  elected at a community meeting last Monday night were: /'.  Mr. Atlie, M. Marsden, and  Mrs. Bushfield, of Gibson's, Mr.  Spencer of Grantham's, and  Mrs. Eades, of Roberts Creek.  Mr. Telford was elected auditor. :  There was a good attendance  at the meeting.   ,  NEW MACHINE SHOP  Mr. arid Mrs. Wall have sold  their place, and we understand  the new proprietor will erect a  marine machine shop;  Mr: and Mrs. C.   Leach   have  bought Dave Donaldson's place y  and are moving  in with their  family. Mrs. Leach is the former Jessie Drummond.  Among recent visitors to Gibson's Were Mrs. Dick Kerinett  and hei* young son, who were  guests y^yitti Mrs. Ross. Feggy  Rossy viras also Home for a few  First 'Local' Candidate .- . .  Coalitionists Name  Tat7 Thomson  SUPPORTERS ENTHUSIASTIC OVER YOUNG  CANDIDATE; WINS BY ACCLAMATION  SHARON; MAUREEN DAVIS  . .. A lively young lady of the  full age of fifteen months. She  arrived at Garden Bay a short  time ago with her mother < and  grandmother, lilrs^Lloyd-I^��)a~:i  4-Year-0ld Saves  Pal From Death  GRANTHAM'S LANDING���  Kenneth Grieg is only four  years old, but he's quite a little  man.  He and five-year-old Stevie  Kerr have always been playmates, but they're even closer,  chums now, and Kenneth may  get a medal to boot, for saving  Stevie-s life.  IN AN atmosphere of quiet  confidence, members of the  Mackenzie Coalition organization named W. V. "Pat" Thomson, 37-year-old Westview pa-  permaker, as their candidate in  the forthcoming provincial election October 25th. Thomson  will be opposed by Herbert  Gargrave, CCF nominee, and as  yet neither the Social Credit  nor LPP groups have taken  concrete action to name entries.  Nomination   day   is   Thursday,  >*'*��� >:  MM  J'JVR, has been yhbme visiting  _;;;;r;;.;;;AjB^���r;..^etch^r..:.and. Dean  Sherniah, former residents 6_  Gibson's; have been visiting at  the Landing for a Jew days. : ;  Allan Inglis^ RCA, has been  home on a visit.  Phyllis Ldwdon is. home for  a while. Jack Pilling and Walt  Ffrench were among the weekend visitors also. :'  A baby shower was held on  Tuesday for Mrs. Wiljo Wiren,  at her home, where she* and  her bundle from heaven received many useful gifts  Mrs. Strosbein, of Toba Inlet, has been visiting her sister,  Mrs. Trank Wyngart, for a few  ���days.  New Cafe Hours  ; The Garden Bay Cafe has  announced an earlier closing on  Sundays. It ^s now open from  il a.m. to 5 p.m. V  still liKes to Have one br^ two  bottles within easy reach. Her  daddy is Sig. T.O. Lloyd I. Davis, serving in the Royal Canadian Navy, and her grandfather is Capt. Harvey Sparling,  serving with a military unit in  Victoria.  Sharon's grandmother and  mother were previously from  Vancouver and Haney, and recently they purchased property  at Garden Bay. This included  several cottages and a building  in which they now operate the  Garden Bay Cafe.  $20139 in Roberts  School Estimates  Jiminy - . �� Cricket  Steals Credit Union  Speaker's Stage I  SECHELT���Miss Lin Brown,  field worker on Credit Unions and co-operatives from the  extension department of UBC,  foud herself in competition ag-  ainst one jiminy cricket when  she addressed a meeting of the  Sechelt District Improvement  Association here recently.  The little fellow got into the  schoolroom where the ^meeting  was being held, and soon stole  the attention of the audience  from Miss Brown's capable  hands.  It took a couple of ratepayers  with murder in their minds to  to allow the meeting to continue.  ROBERTS'CREEK��� The new  amalgamated Howe Sound  United School District held a  special meeting in the school at  Gibson's Landing on September 24th, when five trustees  were elected and 1945-46 appropriations were passed.  Of the eelven ratepayers nominated, those elected were:  Mrs. R. J. Eades, Rev. Bushfield, Messrs. G. A. Marsden,  S. Spencer, M. Atlee.  Of the two nominated for  auditor, Mr. R. Telford was elected.    '  The money required for the  operation of the school district  totalled $20,131.00. There was  wide discussion on this subject,  centering mainly on transportation, the addition of a new  room on the school hall at an  estimated cost of $3000.00, and  on the purchase of a new piece  of school property at a cost of  $1700.00, on which it is proposed to erect a new high  school at a later date.  The  estimates  were  passed.  G. A. Marsden was chairman  of the meeting, at which approximately 100 were present.  boat for a make-believe trip in  Howe Sound. The boat was tied  to the wharf, but the water was  deep. Suddenly the boat took  a lurch and Stevie went overboard. He can't swim, and he  went under. Seconds later he  came up���but underneath the  boat.  Kenneth reached under the  boat, seized his playmate's clothing and pulled him to the surface. Then he shouted for help  as loud as he was able.  Mrs. Kerr ran to the wharf  and dragged the floundering  youngster to safety she then applied artificial respiration.  The doctor said Stevie would  be alright.  "He was floating like a beaver, but he couldn't swim good,  so I grabbed him" Kenneth told  his mother.  Stevie's dad is in the navy,  and his mother lives here.'  Kenneth is the son of Mr. &  Mrs. Robert Grieg.  *7''+$t��t  "PAH' THOMSON  Coalition Nominee  October 4th.  Mr. Thomson was the only  man considered by the convention.  The Coalition nominee was  born near Calgary, and was educated there and at Victoria.  He came to Westview 14 years  Continued on Page 8  Sechelt Couple ,Will Mark  Golden Anniversary  SECHELT���Congratulations on  their diamond wedding anniversary will be in order for  Mr. and Mrs. Jordan of Porpoise Bay on Saturday, October  6. They have lived 53 years in  B. C.  Mr. Jordan came from England 77 years ago with his  parents, and married Hannah,  third daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  Wellington Boyce of Selwyn,  Ontario, near Lakefield. They  had one daughter, whom they  lost on her  24th  birthday.  Mr. Jordan was foreman for  the Royal Engineers when the  fortifications were built at Es-  quimalt. He came to Sechelt in  1923.  At 81 years, both Mr. and  Mrs. Jordan are in the best of  health; Mr. Jordan says it's because of ."a clean and sober life  with plenty of hard work and  good food cooked by a good  wife."  He keeps fit by his daily job>  in the workshop and on the  woodpile.  Mrs. Jodan, known as "Auntie" by everyone here, is beloved by all. Her crochet work  is noted for its beauty.  Mrs. Henelaws, a friend of  many years, is staying with the  Jordans at present, and will  help them celebrate the big event on Saturday.  FINANCIAL assistance amounting to several million dollars  annually to municipalities and  school districts with respect to  education, together with complete readjustment of fiscal and  educational responsibilities; appointment of a commission of  experts to survey other provincial-municipal relations with a  of responsibility, equalization  view to redefining the sphere  of assessments and revision of  the "Municipal Act"; extension  of the PGE and development of  the northern resources, together with the repeal of the Land  Grant Act in Aid of the PGE  Railway; Provincial assistance  to municipalities in connection  with the national low-rental  housing scheme and a vast program for which funds are already available or will be made  available are but a few of the  major highlights of the Coalition Government's Manifest to  the people as outlined in an address delivered by Premier  John Hart on Tuesday evening, October 2.  The policies of the Coalition  are as follows:  1. To reduce the tax burden  on real property, extend financial assistance to municipalities and equalize the tax incidence of the cost of education.  'For years the cost of Education has been a, vexatious problem, both as to the severity of  the burden on land and improvements and the inequality  in the division of responsibility  . * insofar as^ihei inci^rice 3of taxation was;  concerned.  In order to overcome these  difficulties, a Commission was  appointed in 1944, and Dr. M.  A. Cameron of the University  of British Columbia was constituted as sole Commissioner.  The Commissioner's report  has been presented to the Government and contains far-reaching proposals which may be  summarized as follows:  (a) The establishment of a  uniform basis of taxation and  the setting up of a Commission  for the Equalizatio of Assessments.  (b) The institution of a uniform basic rate of five mills  on the total assessed value of  all land throughout the Province, and on 75 per cent of the  assessed value of improvements.  c) The abolition of the*personal property tax in rural  areas for school purposes.  (4) The Continuation of the  system of local school boards;  but, by the enlargement of districts, to effect a reduction in  the number of school boards  from the more than 600 which  now exists to less than 100.  Also, by increasing the number of teachers, to reduce the  congestion in certain small elementary  schools.  (d) The establishment of a  basic educational standard that  will be the highest in the Dominion, and which involves a  financial per capita contribution thereto by the Province  which will be greater than that  borne by any other Provincial  Government. ��� This involves the  adoption of basic salary schedules for teachers with appropriate increments, the assumption by the Government of the  employer's share, of teachers'  pensions contribution which  represent seven per. cejnt of the  teachers' salaries and which is  now paid by school districts;  finally bonuses for teachers in  isolated districts.  (f) Over and above the basic  educational  program, yghe  Gov-  Conlinued  on  Page  4 page 2  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  _ Wednesday,  October 3rd,   1945  Wat (Soast/Nzvas  I  ADVERTISING  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!  WANTED���  Piano wanted. Apply to R. D.  Kean,  Sechelt.   13  FOR SALE���  24-Foot troller. Apply H. Da-  vies, Pender Harbour.  ^��<_��������H_______*__MM___________M____k  Waterfront lots and acreage adjoining Wakefield Inn, at Sechelt. Harry A Erickson, 942 W.  Pender   Street,   Vancouver,    tf  _^^MB^__WMM_a_____����WI____H__H_M__-_-_  CIRCULEX   HEALTH UNITS  A Circulex will give you relief  from arthritic, rheumatic or  neurotic pains���asthma, headaches, foot trouble, nervousness, insomnia, sinus, sciatica,  varicose veins, constipation,  hemorrhoids arid other circulatory troubles. Models from  $155 up. For descriptive literature, write Doran's Furniture  Co., Westview, B. C.  FOR RENT���  4 Roomed house on lower road.  Close to store. Available immediately. W. B. Foley, Roberts  Creek. 13  ���*^_______���  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  2 Model T Ford rear ends. Mrs.  S. A. W_ll, Half Moon Bay. 13  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  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. .  SILK RIBBONS���  , Silk ribbons, printed with the  word "Committee", for dances  and other affairs, 10c each. The  Coast News, Halfmoon Bay.  PICTURE   FILMING���  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���  Trawler, 26-foot, beam 8 feet;  with late model 6 hp Palmer.  Good condition. For sale at $600  or will exchange for cruiser-  type craft. "Pearson's," Pender  Harbour. 1  NOTICE���  Join the theatrical group now  being formed by Brooker Academy of Music and Art. Junior and senior classes. Students  will be presented in revues &  plays, also making and operation of marionette shows. The  Brooker School,   Sechelt.        tf  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.  WEDDING STATIONERY���  Engraved or standard wedding  invitations, announcements. Also wedding cake boxes, complete with cards, 95c dozen.  The Coast News, Halfmoon Bay  RAFFLE TICKETS���  Blank, numbered tickets, with  stubs, in books of 10 tickets. 6c  Per book, 60c dozen .books. The  Coast News. Halfmoon Bay.  libbFING   PAPER   SPECIAL!  Double rolls, will cover 200  square feet, $2 per roll; rubber-  bid, 1-ply," $1.35; 2-ply, $1.70; 3-  ply, $2.15. Heavy mineralized  roofing paper in red arid grey-  green, $2.65 roll. Also patent  roofing shingles, cheap. MAIN  MACHINERY & METAL CO,  943 Main St., Vancouver,  B.C.  ORDER NOW!  Have your best snap put on a  greeting card for Christmas. A1-*  so personal and boxed greeting  cards. Boxes on hand now for  overseasmailing. Write Mrs. D.  Erickson, Wilson Creek. 14  SHOP by MAIL  from  Powell Stores Ltd  Powell River, B. C.  _Hie north coast's Most Modern Department Store  A reduction in the gross debt  amounting to more than $14,-  000,000 and a revenue surplus  of $6,900,000, were announcements made this week by Premier John Hart, minister of finance, in reviewing the financial position of -the Province for  the fiscal "year ended March 31,  1945.  The Premier stated that the  gross debt of the province had  been reduced by $14,330,000  during the past four years, and  that the net debt had been reduced by $4,623,000 during the  same period.  During the fiscal year ended  March 31, 1945, revenue reached an all-time high of $40,623,-  000. Despite the fact that increased expenditures ���* were  made with respect to social services, municipal aid, public  works, grants in aid of the construction of hospitals and of  schools, raising of teachers' salaries and general improvement  in public services, there remained after meeting all expenditures an overall surplus pf $6,-  900,000. This, together with the  unappropriated portion of past  revenue surpluses, now makes  available for new projects a total of $16,686,000. This reserve  of surplus revenue has been  steadily built up over the years,  so as to place the province in a  position to immediately embark  upon its program of post-war  undertakings which to date total in all $30,000,-000 and which  cover highway constuction, both  new and improvements to ex-,  istiriguroads, new.public buildings, including uniyefsitv ^ .expansion, institutional buildings,  administration offices, etc.  NO LIQUOR PLEBISCITE  There will be no plebiscite on  the liquor question at the forthcoming general election on October 25, it was announced by  Hon. R. L. Maitland, attorney-  general, following a meeting of  the executive  council.  In making the announcement,  he stated that the government  had given careful consideration  to the request that a plebiscite  be held and, rather than make  the matter a political.... issue, it  was the intention of the government, as soon as the election  was over, to take steps to ascertain, what changes would ^be  most desirable, having in mind  the interest of the public. Appropriate steps would be taken  Continued on Page 3  Pender Harbour  MOTOR  MACHINE  SHOP  Madera Park  IRVINE'S  LANDING  WELDING oif all kinds.  MOTOR REBUILDING  Electrical Repairs  PRECISION  LATHE WORE  Will   Fix  Anything!  Rebuilt   Generators  For  Sale  Wm. S. Spurrill, Prop.  r  -EACH WEEK-  IRVINE'S LANDING ��� HALF  MOON BAY  SECHELT  and ROBERTS  CREEK  Oct. 2-5   "HOUSE ACROSS THE BAY"  Oct.  9-12 "UNION PACIFIC"  Show Starts at 8.00 P.M.  PACIFIC fllOBILE moviES  Sunset Hardware  HARDWARE  ��� B  FURNITURE  Agents for  BUTTY  FARM PRODUCTS  And WASHERS  at GIBSON'S LANDING  Clip for Reference  SOCIAL CREDIT BROADCASTS  CBR��� Friday, Oct. 5th���8.15 to 8.30 p.m.  CBR��� Monday, Oct. 8th, 10.30 to 10.45 p.m.  CKWX��� Tuesday, Oct. 16th, 9.45 to 10 p.m.  CBR��� Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 10.30 to 10.45 p.m.  CJOR��� Thursday, Oct.r 18thv 10.45 to 11 p.m.  CJORr- Friday, Oct: i9thV 1&45 to 11 p.m.  CK\VX��� Monday, Oct. 22nd, 9.15 to 9.30 p.m.  (Inserted by Social Credit Assn,���^P.R. Branch)  Hat Hi11 Do Hi  ... A Popular Piano course for the ambitious with  little time. Helpful to both" Teachers and Students.  SHORT - CLEAR - CONCISE  'Profusely Illustrated Price $2.50  H.M. MATHEWS,  Powell River. B. C.  WANTED  IN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE  PENINSULA DISTRICT TO THE,CCF  PROVINCIAL ELECTION  VICTORY  FUND  OR CLIP THE ATTACHED COUPON  AND MAIL TO  Secretary,  Mackenzie CCF Constituency Organization,  PO Box 77, Powell River, B. C.  Enclosed please find $__-���--._:..: as my  contribution to the CCF Victory Fund.  Name  , . .��� .  ������'  J  Address Wednesday,  October 3rd,  1945.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C..  _ PAGE 3  To Come!  PENDER HARBOUR��� Since  V-J Day, with fuel supplies  more abundant, many more wa-  tercraft have visited the Harbour but although such well-  known sailing ships as the Romance", which was built in  Hong Kong and sailed across  the Pacific, have been with us,  no craft has aroused so much  interest and admiration as the  new 31-foot cruiser Prelude,  built by our friends, the Gil-  mour Brothers of Doriston. She  called in en route to Vancouver on her maiden voyage. The  Prelude is powered with a 120  hp Chrysler, and if she is the  introduction, we are expecting  great strides in coast marine  creations.  SCHOOL   APPOINTMENTS   ....  Preparatory to the opening  of the schools, Miss E. Turner  arrived to take charge at the  Irvine's Landing School, while  Mr. R. C. R. Tweed, formerly  with the RCAF, came to the  school at Donnelly's Landing  where the higher grades are  taught. A hearty and warm  welcome is again extended to  these two new residents, who  we hope will find, their tasks  ever encouraging, results gratifying, and their work appreciated.  MANY   VISITORS   HERE  ;.. While the-number of visitors  to the Harbor has decreased  since  Labor  Day, over  a  hun-  jdred guests ?6hd "transients hav- ~  ling stayed at "Pearson's", the  historic old hotel, during the  month-of August, many guests  .are. still resident. Also at the  beautiful Sakinaw Lodge are  still many guests enjoying the  geniality of their host, Mr. Er-  inest Cotton.  f  GRANTHAM'S  LANDING  Jim Rennie, Correspondent  i'l'  j   VISITORS  HERE  I I Mrs. McGill and Mr. Dan  ^Steele of the staff of the Pro-  l vincial Hospital at Marpole are  >, guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jim  } ^Rennie.  / f_   Mr. and Mrs. Dave Gibbs and  ���family of Vancouver are spend-  i ing their holidays at Miss Pot-  '��� iter's  cottage  !' Mr. and ���< Mrs. Holloway, of  Vancouver have been holidaying at their summer cotttage,  Shangri-la.  Nurse Soames, after spending  her holidays with her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Soames, left  to take up her duties as teacher  of nurses at Essondale Hospital.  Miss Evelyn Waters, of Vancouver, great-niece of Mrs. C.  Soames* returned home to continue her studies at the Junior  High.  Mr. and Mrs. Fulkerson have  left for Bella Bella where Mr.  Fulkerson will teach school.  We all wish them the best of  luck.  Lieut. Parkinson, with Mrs.  Parkinson and son Mack, are  again with us. Also as guests of  Mr; and Mrs. Parkinson Sr. are  Mr. Dahn and Miss Sutherland  of Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. Spencer are  away for a long-anticipated  visit to. Alaska; and different  ports-of-call.  W.  Sutherland,  Correspondent  Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Wright,  the daughter and son-in-law of  Mr. Stan Ritchey, returned to  Vancouver after visiting with  him for a week. Mr. and Mrs.  Wright were accompanied by  their young daughters Sharon  and Eugenie.  Mr. Frank Dixon of' g?owell  River spent a few days here  last week on a fishing trip. >Mr.  Dixon, who at one- time lived  at Half Moon Bay, is quite familiar with the best fishing  grounds and considering the  lateness of the season had very  good luck.  Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gibson, of  the G & M Logging Company  last week by the former's moat Silver, Sands, were visited  ther.  Mr. Stancombe Ross ourch-  ased the property owned by Mr.  and Mrs. T. Robilliard, who  are moving into their new home  at Redrooffs.  Miss Emily Ek, our schoolteacher, who has been househunting in her spare time ever since her return here, has at  last been successful and will  soon occupy the house vacated  by Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Mullen,  who are now living in Vancouver.  ���Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Hunt have  once more arrived for the .last  visit of the season. It is getting  to be a habit and ought to be  encouraged. Mr. Hunt was seen  carrying an odd assortment of  luggage, and prominently dis-  plaving a fishing rod and a  mattock. He refused to comment on the combination. At  first- we.-.- thought there was  something wrong and he was  going to do some work, but we  put two and two together and  decided that as this has been  a dry season, the fishing worms  have gone deep.  Mr. Bob McDonald and Mr.  Rogers of Westminster Shook  Mills visited here for a few  days to look over their logging  operations, handled by Mackenzie and Flavelle. New logging roads are being surveyed  and a tractor which recently  arrived is now busy bulldozing  its way through the forest making new grades.  -  Mr. R. D. Boyd was taken to  St. Marys' Hospital for x-ray  examination, following an accident at her home recently,  when~she tripped on a rug and  fell.   ^  NOVA SCOTIAN  BUYS GUEST HOUSE  GRANTHAM LANDING��� The  "Guest. House" operated by  Mrs. Fisher for many years and  well-known to summer visitors  from all parts of B. C. as a  home away from home, has  been sold to a Nova Scotian, a  Mr. Stedman. He intends to  make the Guest House a welcome all-the-year-round residence, and his pleasing disposition should help this greatly.  MORE ABOUT . .  .  B. C. NOTES  Continued  from  Page 3  with that end in view, he declared.  RECONVERSION   PROGRAM..  The . B. C. government ��� is  ready to institute its comprehensive post-war reconversion  program as soon as the materials for construction and labor  are available, Premier J. Hart  advised an 18-man delegation  "representing labor, the clergy,*  veterans, legion organizations  and ' the Vancouver Junior  Board of Trade, when they  waited upon the Executive  Council during the past week.  The delegation also was advised that the Government was  ready to assist in the setting up  of a permanent committee of  perhaps twelve, representing  the various groups, to keep in  touch with reconversion problems, and the Cabinet endorsed  the proposal of sending a delegation to Ottawa to discuss  these Droblems with Federal  authorities. The Premier said  he would be willing to assist  financially and would include  a provincial government representative in the committee.  UNIVERSITY EXPANSION  As a result of the guarantee  given by the provincial government to University authorities  that $50,000 would be available  to provide temporary accommodation for returned men and  women resuming university  courses this fall, the University  of British Columbia how has  been: able to take care of an enrolment of approximately five  thousand students.  The University officials", acting upon the guarantee *given  by the Government, secured ten  buildings formerly used by the  Army and made them available  on the campus as lecture rooms  and. offices, while 20 more such  buildings are now in the process  of being set up as dormitories.  I'WMMH  Packrat Hirohito  Quit on V-J Day  SECRET    COVE���  Mrs.     Inez  Willison has���or had���a curious experience with a packrat  which led her to dub him Hirohito.  This bad boy took a notion  to come calling on Mrs. Willison every morning at 1.30 or 2  o'clock and raising quite a bit  of a rumpus in the attic. She  set traps, poison bread, and  even took to chasing him with  a spiked stick, all to no use.  She wore herself to a frazzle  trying to close up all the places  where Hirohito disappeared every time she went after him  with a stick.  "There was nothing in the attic of any interest to him," Mrs.  Willison said. "I think he was  just running a war of nerves.  As far as I was concerned he  was doing all right, too.'  All this went on from the beginning of July. Then along in  August I felt at least I owed  him one bit of thanks," Mrs.  Willison continued. "I was able  to get the V-J broadcast at 2 a.  m.  ��� "But the strangest thing of  all was the fact that he never  came back after V-J Dav. That's  why I called him Hirohito."  on all  Drugs,   Toiletries  Send your prescriptions for  quick, accurate service by  mail. We pay postage costs.  All your drug store needs  can be filled here at lowest  prices. Send your next order  to���  KIPP-TAYLOR  DRUG STORE  POWELL   RIVER, B. C.  "A Place I Like To Buy From I"  Whitaker's  Trading Post  GENERAL MERCHANTS  Davis Bay - - WILSON CREEK  PRINTING  ^ We have one of the most modern printing plants on the  coast ready to do your social or commercial printing ... A  Union Label Shop equipped with up-to-date type styles and  expert craftsmen.   We're not,interested in price-cutting . . .  but when you want a GOOD job at a FAIR price contact our  representative, Ernie Pearson.   He'll be glad to help you and  quote prices.  ���^  ; ��fy? ffinasf Steam  Large  WATERFRONT LOT  Comfortable 5-room  Bungalow,  Bathroom,   &  Furnace.   Near  stores' &  Postoff^ce.  ���  HALF MOON BAY  Price, $3000  #  REAL ESTATE  FIRE - RUTO - IttfiRI'NE - J-lFE  INSURANCE  PARR PEARSON AGENCY  Halfmoon Bay  Write or Phone for Information  LAY   'SAFE.. .INSURE     NOW  WATERFRONT    and  OTHER LOTS  $300.00 and up  ���  Porpoise Bay  Sechelt  Half Moon Bay ���  MORE ABOUT  .  .  .  Continued  from   Front   Page  eminent to share fifty per cent  of the cost of school buildings  and equipment, and  (gj To bear fifty per cent of  the cost of transportation and  allied services.  In addition there will be annual current expenditures for  general' administration, special  aid, night schools, and the fifty  per cent share of transportation  and allied services involving  approximately $1,020,000, bringing the total anticipated annual  current cost to the Province of  $7,180,000.  Any expenditure over the  basic program will be borne by  the school districts.  The Government has given  careful study to these proposals  and has decided to accept them  and recommend their implementation io the Legislature at  ��� the next Session.  2. To appoint a committee of  experts to study the general  financial relationship between  the province and cities and municipalities to ascertain whether the existing arrangements  constitute a fair division of responsibility.  3. To supplement the ten million dollars already made available to the B.C. Power Commission, thereby enabling it to  carry out without delay a comprehensive program of power '  development that will revolutionize farming methods, put  electric light in every home,  and farm throughout the Province and establish a vast reserve of power for industrial  development.  . 4. To secure extension of the  PGE and development of northern resources through joint cooperation with the Dominion  Government, the Canadian Na-.  tioftal Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway.  5. To implement the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Forestry with a view ���  to perpetuating this industry on  sound economic lines in order  that our timber resources will*  : not be depleted and industrial  use of forests will be placed on  a sustained yield basis.  6. To work in close liaison  with the University of British  Columbia and render the fullest  aid to see that the $5,000,000 expansion program financed by  the government is carried out  as quickly as the institution  can develop it.  7. To supplment the aid already given the University in  providing educational and vocational training for those returning from the armed forces.  8. To implement' immediately  the Vocational Training Agreement between B.C. and the  Dominion.  propriations for road maintenance.  20. To press for Dominion approval of the $210 million highway'program so that it may be  included in the federal government's program.  21. To cooperate with the U.S.  and Dominion governments in  locating and constructing a  highway to Alaska.  22. To undertake a program  of   park  development,   already  planned.  23. To improve conditions in  irrigation districts.  24. To expand the land-clearing program for farmers as  rapidly as possible.  25. To encourage higher education among young men and  women.  26. To encourage the use of  student loans and expand its  scope so that all may have an  equal   opportunity   for  univer  sity training.  27. To extend educational facilities so that those living in  more scattered parts of the  province may enjoy the benefits of higher education.  28. To take such steps as will  lead to the improvement of Old  Age Pensions, Social, Service  Allowance, Mothers' Pensions  and other welfare services.  29. To assist municipalities in  the proposed acquisition of the  B.C. Electric's power distribution and transit systems so that  the consumers may benefit  from the savings to be derived  from such public ownership. ���  30. To have reviewed, the  rates charged the consumers  by   public   utility  corporations  ,so that re-adjustments may be  made either by reduction in  rates or non-billing periods.  31. To take steps to encourage and develop our vast coal  and oil resources, having due  regard to the people's rights  with respect thereto.  32. To continue to assist prospectors in uncovering new mineral wealth through grubstaking and other means of encouragement.  33. To utilize every resource  within our power to put what  advantages British Columbia  possesses into the Federal  plan for postwar reconstruction.  Gibson's  Landing  Monuments  Premier Hart states  Employment For A Vast Army Of Workers  Plans for Social Progress and Sound Prosperity  REVISION OF EDUCATION SYSTEM  To relieve the school tax burden and to aid municipalities and property  owners, the Cameron Commission Report will be implemented in full,  providing for:���  1. Establishment of a uniform basis of taxation.  2. Abolition of the Personal Property Tax in rural areas for school  purposes.  3. Consolidationi of school districts: and increase in the number of  teachers in congested schools.  4. Establishment of > basic education standard, higher than in any  other Province in the Dominion, including:  (a) Adoption of basic salary schedules for teachers, with appropriate increments.  (b) Generous aid by the Provincial Government in other school costs.  (c) Taking over the share of teachers' pension contributions mm  paid by,the school districts.  (d) Bonuses^for teachers in isolated. areas.  5. Beyond the basic education programme the Provincial Government  will assume 50 per cent of the cost of school buildings and other  equipment. ~  6. Assumption of 50 per cent of the cost of transportationand allied  services.  HOUSING  Low-rental housing projects and slum-clearance projects undertaken  by the municipalities will be aided by substantial contributions from  THE RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM  Tens of thousands will be employed in the great reconstruction programme of the Government���hi! projects which have been planned and  in some cases already started. -  The construction of plants and lines for the B.C. Power Commission  will run into millions of dollars during the next 5 years.  The $10,000,000  Highway Programme to which the Government is  already committed will provide employment for thousands.  The Hope-Princeton Highway will be started immediately the Highway  Commission awards the contract.  The $6,000,000 Peace River Outlet is in process) of construction.,  Public buildings, long needed, will now be built in Victoria, Vancouver  and other centres.  The $5,000,000 programme of the University of British Columbia only  awaits the release of men and materials.  A $15,000,000 school construction programme is envisioned in the Cameron Report which is being implemented.  $1,600,000 is now allocated to new hospital construction.  ^. '���������'.��� '  THE P. G. E. RAILWAY  Measures have-now been undertaken towards the completion of the  P.G.E. Railway and the development of the great Northland it serves.  The co-operation of the Dominion Government, the JC.N.R. and C.P.R.  ^fe^^y^s^^ ^ir^iCftittiti ittee' whose report  Flowers 'UlllULcl     VeieicUiS. -mm  10. To take Labor into the  Government's confidence in the  widest meaning of the word, in  order thai still greater benefits  may accrue to the working men  arid even closer harmonious relationship be established between employer and employee.  11. To fight unremittingly  for equalization of freight rates.  12. To continue the fight for  establishment of strong Naval,  Military and Air Force commands on the Pacific Coast.  13. To assist municipalities  financially in connection with  the Dominion Government's  slum clearance and low-rental  housing program.  14. To take every step possible, and follow up representations alreadv made, to maintain shipbuilding as a major  industrv on this coast.  15. Utilize B.C.'s excellent  credit standing to foster highway projects, to construct nec-  essarv institutional and administrative buildings, to expand  the UBC, to develop power and  generally develop the province.  16. -To commence a ten million dollar program of reconstruction and improvement of  highways for which provision  ���already has been made.  17. To press forward to completion the work now being  carried out on the Peace River  highway and to connect same  with the existing Alaska Highway.  ���18. To start construction on  the Hope-Princeton Highway  in order to cut down the distance and transportation time  between the Coast and the Interior.  19.  To   provide   greater   ap-  Vulcanizing -synthetic  tubes a speciality!  Automobile Accessories  and Repairs  panties requires cnaitge.   An authoritative body will be set up: immediately to initiate necessary changes.  *0m^  VXtvirJLJ  :Jif;:  sra-rasi; ff^nTl^oriahir as an inducement to  outside capital to develop and extend the PiG.E., will be repealed in  the interests of the people.  Rural Electrification and Power  The comprehensive scheme of power development  by the B.C. Power Commission will revolutionize  our farming methods. It will put electric light and  appliances in every home and farm throughout the  Province.  The $10,000,000 already supplied to the B. C. Power  Commission will be supplemented by greater sums  for the development of this vital programme.  Veterans' Rehabilitation  The Government will co-operate fully with the  Federal Veterans' Rehabilitation programme and,  wherever possible, will supplement that programme  by measures which will give additional benefits to  B. C. veterans.  Contributions have already been made to veterans'  educational and vocational programmes in the  university and elsewhere.  This government's well-planned land settlement  scheme gives B. C. veterans financial help and  opportunities not obtainable in any other province.  Highways Programme  The Coalition Government, through the Highway  Commission it created, has a comprehensive and  well-planned construction programme providing a  system of modern arterial highways and necessary  side-roads to supply the needs and pleasures of all  who travel on them.  As part of this programme the Malahat section of  the Island Highway has just been finished; the Pine  Pass and the Hope-Princeton roads will be completed in the near future.  Millions of dollars have been appropriated for the  improvement and reconstruction of our present  highway system.  In addition, the Government will give fullest cooperation o the authorities responsible in locating  and constructing a highway to Alaska.  It will aggressively press for Dominion approval of a gigantic $210,000,000 highways plan  for inclusion in the Federal public investment programme.   .  '������).'  Social Services:  This Government pledges itself to support every  practical measure for the improvement of its social  services, including old-age pensions, mothers; pensions, health and welfare services.  Industrial Prosperity and Jobs  This Government will continue to promote all measures helpful to the expansion of our industries and  to the greater use of our vast resources. It will encourage* new > industries.    N  Continuation of such .policies will ensure greater  prosperity and higher employment than any alternative government could offer.  University of British Columbia  The first major expansion programme of the  University, including the establishment of Medical,  Pharmacy and "taw faculties, has already been provided for by the Coalition Government and will be  speeded by every possible means.  This Government will give every possible encouragement to higher education. It will seek to provide equal opportunity for attainment of University  education by all.  Public Utilities  The Coalition Government will assist municipalities  in the acquisition of the B.C., Electric Railway Company's power, distribution and transit systems,  which has been proposed in the interests of the  consumer-public."  British Columbia's Parks  The Coalition Government has already planned and  will now undertake a comprehensive programme  of park development. To complete this programme  will require large numbers of men.  Freight Rates  Lower freight rates to B. C. mean more jobs and a  greater prosperity in the shipping business and the  industry of the Province as a whole.  We will vigorously press our claims for freight  rates adjustments at the Dominion-Provincial Conference. If we do not succeed, we will continue to  fight unremittingly.  The Agricultural Industry  This Government will do everything in its power to  promote agricultural production and to improve the  opportunities and living standards of those engaged  in this industry.   This includes���  1.   Efforts to stabilize  farm prices.  2$  Improvement* in the marketing situation.  3.   Improvement in grading and  inspecting.  Assistance tq irrigation districts.  Expanding the land-clearance programme.  Encouragement to new industries processing  farm products.  Increased agricultural research services.  4.  5.  6.  7.  Labor Legislation  British Columbia leads in labor legislation! The  Coalition Government will ensure that we continue  to lead!  Dominion-Provincial Conference  The Coalition Government will co-operate to the  fullest with the Dominion Government and other  Provinces to ensure raising the standards in other  parts of Canada to at least the standards of living,  social security, health and education so far achieved by the people of British Columbia.  The Forest Industry  The recommendations of the Royal Commission on  Forestry will be implemented to ensure the greatest  economic harvesting of our forest wealth in perpetuity. It will result in maximum continuous employment of every worker in the whole industry.  THE RECORD OF THE COALITION GOVERNMENT IS f HE GUARANTEE OF ITS FUTURE PERFORMANCE  On Thursday, October 25th  Published by the British Columbia Coalition Organization.  CHs Standardol Quality PAGE 6  .THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday,   October 3rd,   1945  by Violet A.  Streeter  Mrs. Edwin Olson, of Port  Hammond, was a week-end visitor at the home of Mr. & Mrs.  Emil Olson.  ���'Const. Richards, Vancouver,  is also spending a few days with  Mr and Mrs. Emil Olson.  Pte. W. T. Roberts, and Mrs.  Roberts and their daughter Betty are visiting the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Roberts, here. Pte. Roberts has 51/.  years service in Africa, Italy,  and Sicily. He was through the  entire Italian campaign, and received wounds there.  Mr. and Mrs. Jim McLaren,  of Vancouver, were holidaying  with Mr. & Mrs. O. Wickstrom.  Miss Sheila Fitzpatrick visited her sister for the week-end,  TVEiss Ronie Garret.  Miss Mona Roberts, Miss Rose  Osinchuk, and Mr. Bill Sharn-  ell, of Vancouver, were weekend visitors with Mr. and Mrs.  O.  Wickstrom and Ralph.  ��� Miss Irene Fournier of Spirit-  wood, Sask., is visiting her aunt  and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. M. A.  Lingle. .  Miss Helen Porter has as her  guests her mother, Mrs. L.  Humeston, of Vancouver, and  Mrs. Walter Gill, of Lillooet, B.  C.  \. Miss Freja. Wickstrom, Vancouver, was holidaying with  Mr. and Mrs. O. Wickstrom.  Mrs. M. L. Madsen & daughter Marcia, of Toronto, Ont, and  her mother, Ms. Maiden, Vancouver, are guests of Mr. and  Mrs. C. M. Belden. Mrs.. Madsen  is the wife of Mr. M. L. Madsen,  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  president  of Red    Lake    Gold  Mine.  Flt.Lt. E. Aveling was the  guest of Mr. and Mrs. Sharpe.  Flt.Lt. Aveling has returned  from 4 years overseas.  Mrs. Bill McGill was a holiday visitor to Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. C. Campbell, of  Vancouver, former steam engineer here, were guests of Mr.  and Mrs. M. A. Plant.  Mr.  & Mrs.  of Woodfibre  here  with the  Mr. and Mrs.  chief engineer  plant.  Mr. and Mrs.  away on their  Adrian Mulligan  are    holidaying  latter's parents,  Gordon Morison,  at the Sorg Pulp  James Swan are  annual holiday.  ['S LANDING  by Madge Litilejohn,  Mr. William C. McGee has taken an unusual interest in salmon fishing; he has good reasons! Last month, with Jimmy  Allan, he entered the Vancouver Sun's salmon derby, placing fourth in a thousand entries with ail5 lb. 15 oz. fish  Jimmy was seventh with a  13 lb. 6 oz. salmon.  They left the Landing about  .4.30 a.m. fishing the Sound before crossing to   Horseshoe   for  Thomas  BEASLEY  GENERAL MERCHANT  c*o  BUS  STOP  c+&  AT THE  SPORT-FISHING  CENTER ...  Halfmoon Bay  i  hhamshS  UNION  STEAMSHIPS  LIMITED  SECHELT,   B. C.  RETAIL STORE  :    * ���  A LARGE STOCK OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE  ALWAYS AVAILABLE     $  * FRESH MEATS & VEGETABLES  ���  HARDWARE & DRYGOODS  .. # WOMEN'S DRESSES  Our Prices Are Reasonable!  the weighing-in. They    had    a  rough trip  over, battling 20-ft.  swells, but with those kind of  fish they said they'd tackle anything.  McGee's new-found hobby  now takes him out nearly every  day, and with Jimmy he brings  in eight or more salmon a trip.  There has been quite a canning  bee amongst their friends, and  we think it should be quite a,  help during meat rationing.  Your Only Choice on October 23*18  RE-ELECT  GARGRAVE  YOUR CCF CANDIDATE  ��� HIS RECORD OF ACTION  ��� SPEAKS FOR ITSELF!   YOUR  ��� INTERESTS ARE HIS INTERESTS!  ^ -  Published by Mackenzie CCF Campaign. Committee  Here in British Columbia, with natural wealth beyond the  dreams of nations, lies prosperity ��� held by a few, used by a  few, sacred to the profit of a few.  A tree is felled. For whom? For the profit of one corporation ��� not to be distributed according to need, but for profit.  And profit must be assured, before the high-rigger climbs the  tree, before the board is sawn, before the house is built, before  the homeless are sheltered. The farmer produces abundance,  but city children want.  Miners blast their way into mountains,  then are. idle; fishermen cast their nets upon the  sea���without reward for toil; railroads that should  be built into our hinterland are never laid down;  the coal oil lamps burn within reach of -unconnected electric wires. Why? Because there is no  immediate profit to those who control such things.  Profit!  What matters the profit of a few great corporations in the  face of humanity's needs?  There is a way. It is the CCF way, the way of the ballot.  The CCF when entrusted with office on October 25th, will  place in operation a progressive plan to use our natural  resources for the people. It is a concrete plan, ready for  fulfillment; ready to give creative employment in 100,000  jobs; ready to expropriate, and to pay fairly for, our natural  resources; ready to re-open the closed factories for production  of desperately needed goods; ready to give the farmer his  market,-and thereby, to expand the prosperity of this province.  This is the honest way, the CCF way ��� a vision and a blueprint which will be made a reality.  ��<  ���i^Blai  " ���]�����.��!_�� .-i^ipw m'^K^mrfr, Wednesday,   October 3rd,   1945.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 7  T  AND COMPANY LTD.  '"tilB^  General Trucking  ALL FROM  ONE LISTENER!  SECHELT  LENDING  LIBRARY  and GIFT SHOP  New Books Added  asv published  Hand-Made   Gifts  ���  Library   Dues:  50c Month  WAKEFIELD     INN  Until further notice the  Inn will be open from  2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.  7.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  COFFEE SHOP  Across the road from Inn  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.'f. PIEPER  Irvine's Landing  Pender Harbour  AFTER DANCES  DROP  IN AT  THE  SECHELT  TEA ROOM  FOR    LIGHT   SNACKS  DINNERS and    ��� ���,  AFTERNOON TEAS  SECHELT  INK  SECHELT. B. C.  HALF MOON BAY��� Jerry  Sigurdson, an employee of  A. E. Ritchey, logging operator,  had what seemed" like a miraculous escape from being  crushed to death by a log Friday of last week.  While helping to load logs on  a truck, Sigurdson jumped to  the ground to adjust a hook and  roll a log over. The log rolled  off the load and fell, striking  him across the back. Luckily  only one end of the log fell to  the ground, the other end being caught and held up by a  bunk.  Mr. Sigurdson was taken to  St. Mary's Hospital, Garden  Bay, and is progressing favorably.  SECRET COVE  Inez  Willison,   Correspondent  , The gospel ship was here for  a few days, ahd services were  held at the home of Ivor B.  Jergensoh. Rev. and Mrs. Hartford were speakers. Later in the  week service was held at the  home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl  Larson.  Mr. and Ms. G. Gill have returned after two weeks' stay at  Blaine, Wash.  Mr. Ivor B. Jorgenson has  returned home after a few days'  stay in Vancouver, where he  had treatment for   an   injured  teg-  Mr.   and   Mrs.   Arne   Larson  have bought property at Nanaimo.  Adolf Anderson and Oliver  Hanson have returned home  after three months' successful  fishing up north.  Uninitiated Proof-  Reader's  Mistake  Our Half Moori Bay correspondent is mad at us, and with  reason. Let Mr. Sutherland tell  it his own way, in a letter to the  composing room -with this  week's budget of news���  "To whoever checks this  stuff: You done me wrong and  my feelin's is hurt. My kitten is  I mean WAS���definitely UN-  initiated, not initiated. They  are uninitiated until they are  able to tell one end of the  skunk from the other. After  that vou have no further trouble���they leave 'em alone.  AS YOU  WERE  What we vet hope to see is  a column of ski troopers executing about turn.  WRbNG NUMBER  Representative of Phone Co.  "I understand you absolutely  refuse to pay for the 272 telephone calls with which we have  charged you?"  "Yes."  Representative ��� "But, my  dear sir, what is your complaint?"  ��/T haven't a telephone."  BOB GRAHAM  TRANSFER  B   General Trucking  ��� WOOD  Service   With   A  Smile!  It's not unusual for a CBC maestro to receive a batch of  fan mail like this for one of his programs, but when they're  all from one listener, that's something new in radio.  John Avison, who conducts the popular CBR Concert Orchestra program on the Trans-Canada network, is-seen in  his Vancouver home looking at some of the mail from one  American woman who listen* each week. Her letters are  now nearing the 200-mark.  At Port Mellon ...  Sorg Pulp Company On  $759,000 Expansion  PORT MELLON��� Establishment of a new chemical recovery plant and. installation of  a'new pulp washing system are  among plans announced by the  Sorg Pulp CO. Ltd. for expansion of the kraft;producing facilities at Port Mellon, on  which the- company expects to  spend about three quarters,of a  million dollars over the next  year and a half.  Already in hand are numerous other developments at Port  Mellon, including new dock facilities, storage accomodation,  and townsite additions.  Sorg Pulp Co., which is a subsidiary of the Sorg Paper Co.  of Middletown, Ohio, acquired  the    Port    Mellon    plant    four  KLEINDALE  Mrs.  C. Harper,  Correspondent  While assisting Heny Harris  in the cutting of fence posts,  Leonard Dubois had the misfortune to sever an artery in  his leg. Mrs. Harris, who was  nearby, applied a tourinquet to  the injured limb, thereby arresting the hemorrhage. The in-  jued man was transferred to St.  Mary's Hospital for further  treatment. He is now limping  around on crutches.  'Charles Sundquist, who has  recently returned from northern British Columbia, expects  to leave shortly for Vancouver,  where he will resume his duties with the Australian Steamships Line. Mr. Sundquist has  spent many years of his life at  sea.  Mr. and Mrs. Norman Klein  and family, after spending a  few days here, returned last  Sundav to Nelson Island, where  Mr. Klein has chage of logging  operations.  years ago  from the Vancouver  Kraft Corporation.  Operations at Port Mellon  were inspected recently by a  ,party of officials of the parent  company from Middletown. Included in the visitors were J.A.  Aull, president, D. G. Driscoll,  president of Sorg Paper, and  H. C. Lange, L. C. Couirer, directors of the company, and Dr.  Otto Kress of the Institute of  Paper Chemistry, of Appleton,  Wisconsin, who was with the  party as a consultant.  ROBERTS CREEK  A.  N. Cotton, Correspondent  .Mrs. G. R. Taylor spent last  week-end witn ner daughter,  Mrs. J. L. Rusk. Mrs. Taylor is  a former resident of" Roberts  Creek, having lived on the upper roaa for many years.  LAW Verna Taylor has received her discharge from the  RCAF (WD). She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Taylor, formerly of Roberts Creek  and she attended Howe Sound  United School, where she was  very active in sports. Verna is  now with the Bank of Commerce in Vancouver.  Pte. H. E. Williams, of the RC  OC, is home on a month's furlough. He has been overseas for  four years.  Mr. E. J. Shaw, postmaster at  Roberts Creek, left on Tuesday,  September 25, to attend the  postmasters' convention in Victoria.  GIBSON'S HAlX  Every Week.  Watch for the  Posters!   Shorts,  News,   and  Feature Photoplay  ^ FOR BETTER  SERVICE . . . SEE  R. D. BREW!  REAL ESTATE  OPERATOR  SELMA  PARK  HAIRDRESSiNG  SHOPPE  Dolly Jonas  A Complete  Hairdressing  Service  Phoixe   for   Appointments  Wilf Scott  TRANSFER  ��� "REDROOFS"  HALFMOON BAY  General Trucking  Let us help you solve  your transportation  problems!  Garden  Bay Cafe  ���  SANDWICHES  SHORT ORDERS  DINNERS  WEEKDAYS:���  11 A.M to 12 midnite  SUNDAYS:���  11 A.M. to 5 P.M.  BUS STOP HERE  __!  GENERAL MERCHANT  HALFMOON BAY, B. C.  NOTARY PUBLIC  "Prompt Attention To Mail Orders!"  * RESTMORE FURNITURE:  Beds, Springs, Mattresses  * General Electric APPLIANCES: Radios, Refrigerators  &  Washing Machines  ��- FURNITURE: Occasional Tables, Cedar Chests, Lamps etc  DORAN'S FURNITURE  WESTVIEW, B. C. - Phone 230 PAGE 8  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday,   October 3rd,   1945  MORE ABOUT . . .  CONTINUED   FROM   PAGE   1  ago to work for the Powell  River Co. He is now employed  as a winderman on the paper  machines.  Mr. Thomson is married and  has two children, a boy and a  girl.  The nominee has been active  in the trade union movement,  having been president in 1943  and 1944 of the Powell River  Local 142 of the Papermakers'  Union. He was chairman of the  Payroll Savings Committee,  covering employees in the Powell River Co. mills, for the 5th  and 6th Victory Loans, and was  assistant organizer for the 7th  and 8th loans in this division.  In the latter capacity he visited  many coastal points.  In accepting the nomination,  Mr. Thomson remarked that he  had never taken part in politics  in the riding before, and expressed confidence in his election and the return of the Coalition government. He pledged  himself to "a clean campaign",  and promised his best efforts  to represent the riding when  he was elected.  Mr. Thomson's nomination  papers were signed by prominent members of both Liberal  and Conservative parties in  Powell River.  Pleading for work and support on behalf of the candidate,  Mr. D. K.. Macken asked the  meeting to "forget that there  was such a thing as a 'dyed in  the wool* Liberal or Conservative. We are all on the same  side of the fence now".  Speaking for the Conservatives, W. A. Alton stated that  Thomson had never played one  side against the other in politics, and would conduct a good  campaign.  Thomson left immediately for  Vancouver to select a campaign  manager and organize meetings.  He was heard in a radio address  Tuesday night, and left for Ocean Falls following it.  At Roberts Creek .  avers  letter Season  FEWER VOTERS ON  NEW LIST FOR  OCTOBER  ELECTION  COMPILATION of the Voters'  List for the coming election  has been completed by the Registrar of Voters, and it is now  in the hands of the printers. The  list shows a decided drop in the  over-all total, there being over  a thousand less names registered than in 1941. The present  total is 8663, while at the last  election it was 9788.  The drop is reflected in each  district in this area. Powell River has 233 less, the figures being 1612 for 1941 and 1379 for  1945. Cranberry has 125 less  with 673; Westview is down 210  with 1151; and Wildwood has  decreased by 74 with 334.  Hart is Caretaker  Claims Gargrave  WOODFIBRE���Herbert Gargrave, CCF candidate for this  constituency, charged on Friday  night that Premier John Hart  was holding back the Cameron  report on education costs "for  political purposes."  Opening his campaign in this  town, he said "Mr. Hart is only  heading a caretaker government, pending the people's decision on October 25,: and the  report belongs to all parties."  ROBERTS CREEK���The annual meeting of the Roberts  Creek Players' Club was held  at the home of Mrs. Ruth Mitchell on September 17, when  the election of officers for the  forthcoming season took place.  Mrs. Madge Newman was reelected by acclamation for her  fourth term as president of the  group; Mrs. Carola Forst was  elected secretary-treasurer, succeeding Mrs. C. F. Haslam.  On the publicity committee  are Mrs. Evelyn Berdahl, Mr.  George Kynoch and Mr. Albert  Weal. Mrs. Ruth Mitchell heads  the   play-reading   committee.  Also present were Mrs. Ruth  Foley, Mrs. Haslam, Mrs. Gwen  MacKenzie,  Mrs.  Ron   Hughes,  !f  Asks Ratepayers  to Support Group  Secretary Leslie R. Jackson,  of Sechelt District Improvement Association, complains of  small attendance at the last  meeting. "There were only 25  members present," he said, "it  is to be hoped that our future  meetings will show a great  deal more interest, through increased attendance, in the improvement of this distict. This  is the purpose of the association  but without interested support  from the ratepayers, the group  will die of malnutrition."  Next meeting of the association is on Friday next, at 8 pan.  in the Sechelt SchooL 'If you  are at all interested in the welfare of the district and have  any suggestions io contribute,  please make an effort to be  present/ said Mr. Roberts, in  addressing an appeal to the  ratepayers. "And > bring your  friends  and  neighbours."  Membership is $1 per year.  JAP' SEAWEED  MENACE ON WANE  The so-called "Japanese seaweed," which has "been the  cause of much annoyance to  fisherman and boat owners, is  on the wane, according to word  received by the Powell River  Board of Trade from the Dept.  of Fisheries. The matter was. discussed at the Board's last meeting.  The growth of the seaweed  occurs in cycles, the Department pointed out, and had been  much worse in this area eleven  years ago. The present peak of  the cycle is now almost finished.  Counter measures were difficult to take, the Department  added, but the situation was  being closely watched.   .  SALLY ANN TOTALS  MORE THAN $750  COLLECTIONS in the Salvation Army Drive, which last  Monday had reached less than  $350 on the final day, showed  a decided improvement this  morning with $756 shown on  the incomplete returns, Mr.  John Mclntyre, chairman, declared. All returns are not yet  made, and there is a possibility  that the total may be raised  considerably.  The collection officially ended last Monday. The local quota  was $1,000.  Mrs. Doris Rusk and Mrs. Minnie Edlund and her house  guest Miss Hannah Anderson,  who will be remembered as  * "Bertie" in "Sunday Costs Five  Pesos," a cloroful comedy produced in December four years  ago.  FOUNDED   SIX   YEARS   AGO  The Club was founded in '39  and at that time was sponsored  by the Women's Club. The first  plays were given December 2nd  on a makeshift stage in the  Roberts Creek Community Hall  and included Rising With  Grace, and Curse You, Jack  Dalton. Members taking part  were Ruth Foley, Kay Barker,  Mrs. Hughes, Madge Newman,  Mrs. Hansen, Joan Haslam,  Jean Foster, Lorraine Kirkland,  Kay Roberts and Beaunie Han-  non.  PLAY   RAISED   $27.00  The proceeds from this production were $27.06, which was  put aside for a dramatic club  fund, and on January 5, 1940,  the Players' Club was organized, with Mrs. Haslam as the  president and Mrs. Newman as  secretary,' at which time six  new members of the male sex  consented to take part.  During the succeeding years  other members have come and  gone, including Charlie Barnes,  Douglas Macfarlane, Lawrie  Farrar, Clarence Brown and  Jim Oldershaw who, havings  played a part overseas, are all  expected back soon.  Many arid varied have been  the experiences of the Club,  and in spjte of obstacles a number of good plays have been  produced under the able direction of Margeurite Haslam, who  has worked tirelessly on behalf  of the Club.  Besides providing entertainment for the community, the  Club has been able to make a  number of contributions to various wartime causes, such as  $83 to Russian Relief, and $150  to the hall building fund, thus  helping to pay for the fine new  stage recently built.  The Club expects to get into  full swing next week, rehearsing new plays to take place in  iNovember. Persons interested  in joining this active little  group may do so by contacting  the secretary, or any member.  For Sale . . .  CHOICE  WATERFRONT  LOTS  At Porpoise   Bay  50 Feet wide, 300 feet long  $300.  A. CRUCIL  SECHELT, B. C.  Wm. IWcFADDEN  510   West   Hastings  Street  VANCOUVER  at Gibson's  Landing  EACH  George Neilson of Vancouver  has been appointed as official  buyer for H. J. Terry Lumber  Ltd. of Toronto, for all coast  products. Mr. Neilson's offices  are at 709 Metropolitan Building, Vancouver. He has been on  the coast 25 years in the lumber  industry.  SECHELT  Alice A. French  Correspondent  We are very pleased to learn  that the Distinguished Service  Order has been awarded to Major Orson Allen Nickson. Major Nickson is the second soil of  the late T. R. (Ralph) Nickson,  contractor, of Vancouver, and  a grandson of Mrs. J. J. Nickson of Sechelt. He was with the  Queens' Own Rifles of Canada.  The Sechelt Badminton Club  has started the winter season  with a goodly number of new  members. There are 28 players,  eight of them newcomers. The  Club meets on Monday at 8 p.  m.  in  Sechelt Pavilion.  President is Al Forbes; W. J:  Mayne, secretary-treasurer; and  Ken Woods and Frank Wheeler  are captain and vice-captain respectively.  John Lawrence Gilbert Smith  passed away at St. Mary's Hospital, Pender Harbour, on September 25th.  Mr. Smith was an old-timer  in these parts, and was well-  known as an artist; his paintings could have been found in'  many points up arid around Eg-  ihont and vicinity. He had been  in failing health for some time,  and almost blind of late years.  He leaves his wife, Beatrice,  by Alice Amelia French  SECHELT���Representative   citizens   met  in   the   Canadian;  Legion Hall on Friday Sept. 21  with Mr. R. S. Hackett as chairman to organize a committee to)  collect clothing   for devastated)  Europe during the nation-wide y  drive to be held between October 1st and 20. It was decided V;  to have a house-to-house can-!*  vass and   the following  ladies?!  volunteered:   Mrs.  Ross,   Davrf  Bay; Mrs. Power, Sechelt West;&  Mrs. Arnold and Mrs. Grey, foirjj  lower road; Mrs. Aylward and/J  Miss James,  Sechelt;  and Mrsrj|  Wheeler, Selma Park. '"  The committee plans to meet J  again so that progress reportsf  may be received. If any pointM  has been overlooked, contact^  Mr. Hackett or Mrs. Alyward afffl  Sechelt  post   office. lM  JERVIS INLET  LOGGER DIES  AFTER ACCIDENT  M  I  1  ANDREW Griffler, 38, hook!  tender employed by the Osca;&  Neimi Logging Co., at* Britairl  River, Jervis Inlet, died at tfcujf  camp on Friday less than twd|  hours after he was severely in$  ��� I 3    '   i     'J a  �����_?�����_ _.'.4  PHOTOGRAPHY  Gordon Ballentine  Studio:   Gibson's   Landing  PORTRAITS  -  CHILDREN  Weddings,   Commercial,   etc.  Call or write for information  and appointment  jured in  an accident while  av  work. ,fc  Griffler was struck across th^|  back   by  a   falling   sapling, - JM  branch from which hit a near]  by chokerman but did not caus/jf  serious injury. A turriu of log;  was   being   hauled^to^j^'tntj  landing when  it jan^eo!; iE^j  on   its   sudden   release^   striicl  and knocked down the saplinj  which^hit Griffler.      >, :|  A   doctor   was   flown   fron  Vancouver by RGAF plane, bu|  the   injured  man died shortli  after the plane arrived. )  The body was flown to VairJ  couver, where an inquest wil|  be. held. Griftier's wife, wh��|  lived at the camp, was also taf  ken to the city.  The accident was investigate*]  by Cpl. Jeeves and Constabl  Winegarden, who were on p3j  trol in Jervis Inlet aboard th!  police boat. ���'  THE COASTAL COMMUNITIES  OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  FOR OVER 50 YEARS  Regular year-round   passenger and freight  service from Vancouver to Howe Sound  and Gulf Coast points.  ASK FOR CURRENT SAILING SCHEDULE  Operating  BOWEN ISLAND INN  SECHELT INN  UNION PIER  Examinations   -   Fittings  Foot of Carrall Street


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