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Array PROVINCIAL  A gold-copper discovery at  False Bay, northwest Lasqueti  Island, is reported by H. F.  KLenwood and A. McDonald,  prospectors. They place values  at an average of $17.80 a ton,  with veins running from 18 inches to 2 feet. Assays run from  .12 ounces per ton to .84 ozs,  and copper percentage from 2  to 9.  They have staked the limit  of 6 claims near tidewater, and  state plenty of ground is available in the same area.  Plan Welcome  lor Historic Event  : A full-blown civic welcome  will be extended on August  22nd to an out-irioded, obsolete worn-out/railway locomotive at Vancouver.  Half of Vancouver will be on  hand to cheer the arrival of  ancient, wood-burner No. 374,  a. Canadian Pacific Railway  locomotive which went put of  style along with hoop, skirts  and bustles.  It will be a big day for mod-  , ern Vancouver because this  was the locomotive which hauled the first transcontinental  passenger train to reach this  Pacific Coast terminus on  May 23, 1887. And it is now  being presented to the city to  be placed in a public park as  a permanent; memorial of the  pioneer days which lie behind  Shis third^ldi^est; xitjr of ^an-  PUBLISHED EVERY UJEDNESDflY at HALFmQON BfiY, B. C.  SERVING A PROGRESSIVE AND GROWING AREA ON BRITISH COLUMBIA'S SOUTHERN COAST, Including���  Irvine's Landing - Egmont - Hardy Island - Halfmoon Bay       Sechelt - Wilson Creek - Roberts Creek - Grantham's Landing  Gibson's Landing - Pender Harbour - Port Mellon - Hopkin's Landing - Hillside  Vol. 1, No. 5  HALF MOON BAY, B. C. Wednesday, August 8, 1945  5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  F  O  rom KJverseas service  Half Moon Bay Couple Leaving ...  W____M___��M������____WW��___MM_���9���MMM _______M___MH*_������_���_M���__<-M%___M��__���������_____��_____���_���M���__M____t  Osborne Sells Out to  Mack  ie,FI  enzie, naveiie  ii  HOME on leave, and expecting a discharge, is AB Gordon B. King  son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim King of Half Moon Bay. With him is  his bride, an ex-CWAC, of Halifax. AB King served on HMCS  Sanspeur on the west coast, later going to submarine detection  service on the east coast and in the North Atlantic. An interesting  event of his arrival home was in meeting a boyhood chum,   FO  *&.  come f6r^t^5%|^ihey^hich was  due for^ tftelsci^py heap at the  (Canadian pacific shops iri.  Montreal before someone  thought that Vancouver might  like it for its .historical associations.  Pioneers who were here in  1887 wilivdoh Old-time costumes  for a colorful reception.  FOREST CLOSURE  IMMINENT  ver Club ia 1943.  At Port Mellon ..  School Board Set Up In  Place Of Trustees  Continued hot weather and a  falling humidity ratio again  brings the point of forest closure iihmihent. y  y Forestry officials urge* ex-  I treme care by all residents in  ' this area toward the prevention  of and, if seen, immediate reporting of any fire outbreak.  NO TRACE OF  TWO MISSING BOYS  ���  Provincial Police report no  trace of two boys missing from  Roberts Creek on July 19. They  were Ken Green, 18, and Kenneth West, 14, who set out in a  10-foot red and white rowboat  for an unknown point on the  coast. Caught in a strong southeaster, they were not seen again  and no report has been received  about their boat.  THREE BOYS   HOME  FROM OVERSEAS  Among 555 B.C. men arriving on the He de France Sun-f  day are the following district  soldiers:  Cpl. J. E. Johnstone, Pte. B.  E. Johnstone, and Cpl. M. Saw-  chuk,  of Gibson's Landing.  The Attorney-General's Department of the Province has  appointed Gabriel Baurdan of  Roberts Creek coroner-  Establishment of the hew  school board at Port Mellon  was completed when Mr. V. Z.  Manning, school inspector, attended the first meeting, on  July 23rd.  Trustees appointed were Cas-  sius M. Belden, Frank Home,  both of Port Mellon; Laurie E.  Wiren, Hillside.  Mrs. Violet M. Streeter is the  secretary.  GIBSON'S LANDING . . .  POOR WEATHER  HINDERS FAIR, BUT  PROCEEDS 'FAIR'  The Howe Sound Women's  Institute held a Country Fair  at the home of Capt. & Mrs. H.  Metcalfe on July 20th, when  unfavorable weather forced a  change of plans and limited it  to an afternoon affair. However, a satisfactory sum was  raised for the club room fund.  Ladies of the Institute expressed their appreciation of  the support accorded the affair  in the face of adverse weather.  The Institute is at present  engaged in the" raffle of a large  Cuddles doll, complete with  several outfits of clothing, a  crib, and a sulky cart. Proceeds  are for the Queen Alexandria  Solarium and the Crippled  Children's Hospital. Tickets  may be purchased from Mrs. H.  Knight, Gibson's; Landing.,  Port Mellon school was formerly represented by Mrs.  Streeter as official school-trustee:  Two Escape Drowning ..  TWO MEN escaped death by drowning in a coast storm when they  leaped to safety from this small fishboat as it foundered at  Grief Point, about ten miles north of Stillwater. Its motor cut out  as the craft was en roue from Harwood Island. The men were  Charlie Edwards, foreman of North Shore Logging Company at  present operating on the Island, and Guy Williams, his falling contractor. Their motor quit about 9 p.m. and for four hours the men  drifted helplessly before a westerly blow. An ignited oil-soaked  rag failed to attract the attention of the CPSS Princess Mary as  it passed them shortly after 11.30 p.m. en route to Vancouver.  The 28-foot boat is owned by Bill Barnes, and suffered some hull  damage as it lay pounding on the beach. The photo was taken at  low tide when the owner had an opportunity of examining his  boat.  SALE of their interest in the Osborne Logging1 Company  was announced this week by Mr. and Mrs. E. F. .Osborne of Half Moon Bay.   Westminster Shook Mills Ltd. is  the purchaser.  WSM Ltd. have let logging operations out on contract  to Mackenzie & Flavelle, while D. Mackenzie Trucking Co.  has the log-hauling contract.  Considerable changes will be  made to the camp; the new  owners plan to build a new  cookhouse and bunkhouse, and  effect improvements to the existing bunkhouse. It is planned  to put springfilled mattresses  in each bunk.  A contractor has arrived  with three new power saws, to  be used for timber cutting.  Now that he has sold out his  interest here, Mr. Ted Osborne  states that he   will be able to  devote more time  and thought  to the:_f^rc^ement of hisynev^  camp at Narrows Ariri. He has;  spent   a  lot   of time  planning  the new camp and it is fast developing into a  model  village  with most of the comforts one  might wish for but not expect  to see in an isolated community.  Residents of the Bay will  miss the Osbornes, as they  have always taken a keen interest in community affairs. They  have given strong support to  sports, outfitting, on one occasion,  the  local fastball  team.  Mrs. Osborne will be particularly missed by the children;  she exercised a memory for  birthdays that brought them  many pleasing gifts, and in her  'rogue's gallery' is a complete  file  of  local offspring.  GIBSON'S LANDING . . .  PO. F. T. Brooks  Back From England  Among 2159 RCAF veterans  returning from overseas service on SS Alcantar and due  to arrive in Halifax today, is  PO. F. T. Brooks, of Gibson's  Landing.  Thanksgiving Date  Thanksgiving Day will be  celebrated in Canada on Monday, October 8, Ottawa sources  stated.  FRANK HENDERSON  NEW PREXY FOR  HALFMOON BAY . . .  Improvements to  School Promised  .. . *  A meeting was held in Cor-  mack's Hall on Friday to discuss ways and means of improving the school house, and  provide suitable accomoda-  for the teacher. ..  SchoOl^iispecto^  vert was present. It was agreed  at the meeting: that the following    improvements    would   be  effected:  Line and paint the interior  of the building; new blackboards; a fire escape door to be  put in one end of the building;  a new wood shed; floor oiling;  fire-guard around the stove.  It  is   expected  that  a  large  part of this work will be done  by  voluntary  labor. Mr.   Jack  Burrows has agreed to do some  of the carpenter work.  Grantham's Landing Comi-  munity Association held its annual business meeting on July  28th, electing Mr. Frank Henderson as their new president,  and Mrs. Howlett as secretary-  treasurer.  Spotlighted in the discussion  was the present acute water  situation. PAGE 2  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  .Wednesday,  August 8th,   1945  \tt ��oast Metus  ony o  ADVE  SING  3 Lines  (15 Words) for 35c     3 Insertions  (same ad)  60c  Extra words, above 15-word min., 2c each. Cash with order.  Notices,  Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c insertion  LITTLE ADS - - - BIG RESULTS!  FOR SALE���  1933 Chrysler sedan for sale; in  good condition, good rubber.  Apply H. V. Pearson, Halfmoon  Bay.   FOR SALE���  Green Venetian blind, brand  new, 20" wide, 72" long. New  price, $6.60. Sell for 3.25. Write  A. H. Alsgard, Powell River  <���^���������^_-___*�����_���__-_v*��m���_*-___������M_OB_���_k  LOST  Lost between Halfmoon and  Sechelt, ladies Rolex wrist  watch, inials L.A.T., reward  Mrs. W. Mervyn, Halfmoon,  Bay. _____ 7  WEDDING STATIONERY���  Engraved or standard wedding  invitations, announcements. Also wedding cake boxes, complete with cards, 95c dozen.  The Coast News, Halfmoon Bay  CIRCULEX   HEALTH  UNITS  A Circulex will give you relief  from arthritic, R rheumatic or  neurotic pains���asthma, headaches, foot trouble, nervousness, insomnia, sinus, sciatica,  varicose veins, constipation,  hemorrhoids ahd other circulatory troubles. Models from  $155 up. For descriptive literature, write Doran's Furniture  Co., Westview, B. C.   KEYS TO ORDER���  All kinds of keys made to or-,  der. Send sample you wish duplicated.   Muir's   Hardware,   at  Powell River (Westview) B.C.  FOR  SALE���  Lot, 116x307 feet, on Government Road. Few minutes from  wharf, store. 6 Roomed house,  good garden. Apply G. Drew,  Wilson Creek, B. C. 5  FOR SALE  Large wooden crib, good mattress, cream enamel highchair  and commode chair. E. Pearson,  Halfmoon Bay. 7  WANTED���  Converted Star or Ford motor  for launch. Write R. S. Turnbull  Powell River, B. C.  FOR  SALE���  A good fish boat. 31 Feet long,  7'10" beam.  Apply  Charles J.  Heid, Irvine's Landing. 7  *  RAFFLE TICKETS���  Blank, numbered tickets, with  stubs, in books of 10 tickets. 6c  Per book, 60c dozen books. The  Coast News. Halfmoon Bay.  SILK RIBBONS���  Silk ribbons, printed with the  word - "Committee", for dances  and other affairs, 10c each. The  Coast News, Halfmoon Bay.  PICTURE   FRAMING-^  Send your enlargements, photos, certificates to -us for expert framing at low cost. Prices  before job is done, if you wish.  Cranberry Hardware, Powell  River, B. C.  RUBBER STAMPS���     *  New stamps and repairs to old  ones made to your order. Also  plastic badges, corporation  seals, stencils, etc. The Coast  News. Halfmoon Bay.  A GOOD IDEA���  Send a subscription to that boy  in the services. A special rate  of $1.5.0. 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 and  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.  Sell those things you no longer need . ... Big and  small, you'll have a lot of them around the house  that you don't need any more.  ^ Turn them into money quickly with a Coast  News classified advertisement. Rates are low and  results are high.  Ernie  Pearson - Halfmoon Bay  AT HARDY ISLAND  by JUDY GARRETT  ��� Judy Garrett is the daughter of C. J. Garrett, Vancouver, whose  summer home is at Davis Bay; she was Junior High Editor for the  Lord Byng High School's Year Book the past.year, and has taken  a keen interest in The Coast News. During her stay at Davis Bay  this year Miss Garrett has assigned herself the task of gathering  all servicemen's data and the editor looks forward with interest to  the results of her effort.  A night of stars and soft wind-songs,  That whisper to the chaffy sea,  And lead the waves in tumbling throngs  Across the straggling rocks to me.  .A long dark wave . . . then snowy foam  That dances in a million lights  Like fireflies, or the lamps of home,  A-glow on white December nigihts.  The pebbles clatter down the rocks,  Like crowds on busy city streets,  And chatter like a music-box  As eacfti bold, curling wave retreats.  Here's Nature's song!    A serenade >  Of night.. of stars, of shadowed sea,  A Symphony so softly played  'Tis only heard by dreamers . . , Me!  Stories for Children ���  fay Mrs. M. E. Slinn  WITHIN shouting distance of the beach, and close by our house,  growing generous and grand, is a magnificent sycamore trees  It is a living poem, we can truly say as we look at its giant trunk,  its thousands of branches, and its millions of cool green leaves .'.'.'  each with its own definite pattern  "Fools like me can make a  poem, but only God can inake a tree." y.  We have a pet squirrel in this ..      . : ���   . .,   . ���  ,;,;, .    ,...���������;    -y .��� -.;-.  tree; it is his year-round home.  How he loves to tease Pussy,  and the dog, as he darts here  and there. As Squirrel gives  out his merry little call, the dog  calls back Bow! Wow! over and  over. Meaning, 1 suppose, one  of these days I will catch you!'  Mr. Squirrel simply gives  out with Oh Yeah?  TREE   MERRY-GO-ROUND  The other afternoon, as it was  very hot, I sat down under the  tree to enjoy the shade. What  a surprise! Would you believe  it . . .the birds use the tree as  a merry-go-round, and what a  lot of fun they have. First to  arrive is the advance guard, a  group of wild canaries, swinging in and out, round -and  round. Hot on their heels is a  flock of sparrows, sprightly ahd  gay and not wanting to miss  any of the fun. Jenny Wrens  hopped busily on the ground���  seems the Wrens had to pay to  see the show, probably with fat  juicy worms for the canaries so  that their song might not be  disturbed or interrupted by the  need for food-hunting.  THE CROWS CAME  Then came a flock of shiny  black crows hovering overhead  and calling 'Caw, caw! Is there  room for us?'. Mr. Woodpecker,  who keeps the Squirrel company on dark winter nights,  was right on the job���yes,  right in the middle of it all. He  is so saucy it seemed he was  clapping his hands.  Squirrel does not care for  these shows; he thinks that this  tree should belong to himself  alone (wishful thinking!). Of  course he expects Mr. Woodpecker to come visiting, and to  clean house for him, which he  does, keeping up with the bugs,  flies and suchlike in fine style,  with his handy, sharp beak.  .  These little friends would be  so happy if everyone came to  watch them at play on their  glossy green Merry-GO-Round!  It's a free .show���ahd always  enjoyable.  SEEK BEAUTIES FOR  BARREL SWEEP  A south .coast district girl  may have a chance to launch  the famous Fraser River barrel  at Lytton on Labor Day, marking the start of the noted annual barrel contest.  The New Westminster Rotary  Club, sponsors of the event, are  looking for such a girl, and she  will be chosen from photographs sent in by the girls  themselves. The peninsula is inr  eluded. The selection will be  made by wounded veterans at  Shaughhessy and Vancouver  Military Hospital. The contest  closes August 15th.  Pictures should be sent to  the New Westminster Rotary  Club, New Westminster. Boat  fare will be paid.  Mr. J. P. Scarlett, official administrator, is calling for tenders for the purchase of the  35-foot fishboat "Hilda II", the  property of the late Alfred E.  Larson, which is now located  at Lund. 71 acres of land, belonging to the late William  Ralph McLeod, is also offered  for sale. Both offers close on  August  10th, 1945.  FERRY NEWS  We regret that unexpected  delays in completing boat,  due shortages Of labor and  materials, make start of service before the end Of Aug.  very unlikely.   ;  ���Howe   Sound  Transport  Gibson's  Landing  TRANSFER  ��� ���   General Trucking  ��� WOOD  Service   With   A Smile!  Gibson's Landing  AFTER DANCES  DROP  IN AT  THE  SECHELT  TEA ROOM  FOR    LIQHT   SNACKS  DINNERS and  AFTERNOON TEAS  SECHILT  INN  SECHELT, B. C.  UNION  LIMITED  SECHELT,  B. C.  RETAIL STORE  A LARGE STOCK OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE  ALWAYS AVAILABLE  0 FRESH MEATS & VEGETABLES  *  HARDWARE & DRYGOODS  ��� WOMEN'S DRESSES  Our Prices Are Reasonable!  , Wednesday,   August 8th,   1945.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 3  BOY'S INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL  Sketches, necessary before  calling for tenders on the Boy's  Industrial School to be built  near Nanaimo, are , nearing  completion, it was announced  by the Hon. G.S. Pearson, Provincial  Secretary.  The plans, which will be based upon the sketches, Will not  be ready, however, for several  months. The school will be  of the cottage type with six  cottages capable of housing 120  boys, an administration and  hospital building, schoolroom  and auditorium.  HIGHWAY .  The Hon. H. Anscomb, Minister of Public WOrks, while in  the East will discuss with Federal officials . the question of  completing a northern trans-  provincial highway across British Columbia.  The Minister, in making the  announcement, said that this  project should be given top  priority in post-war development of the north central section of the Province. This highway would link Prince Rupert,  on the British Columbia coast,  to the Alberta boundary in the  vicinity . pf Jasper. Approximately 80 miles* from Hansard  to McBride still remain to be  built.  APPOINTED DIRECTOR  Hon. E.G. Carson this week  announced that Dr. S.E. Mad-  igan, head of the research department of Chase Copper and  Brass Co., Massachusetts, had  been appointed director of the  B.C. Industrial and Scientific  Research Council  Dr. Madigan replaces Col. G.  M. Shrum, Who has been acting  director since the inception of  this council.  SOIL SURVEY  Four soil survey parties have  been sent into; the field, both  by the Provincial Department  of Agriculture and the Federal  authorities, it has been anouri-  ced by the Hon. Da K. C. Mac-  Donald, Minister of Agriculture,  Four districts are being surveyed and the work for the current  season consists of the completion of the examination and  mapping of soils in those four  areas which have been covered  in previous seasons with a view  to furnishing detailed information to the Government for the  use of returned men who may  wish to settle on the, land.  The four districts being surveyed are as follows:  456,000 acres in the vicinity  of Prince George; 1,102,000  acres in the Vanderhoof-Fort  Fraser District; 549,000 acres  lying within the Lakes District  to the west of Fort Fraser and a  section of the Cariboo covering  544,000 acres extending southward from Woodpecker, B. C.  and including the Quesnel and  Nazko River Valleys.  To date, the Provincial and  Dominion Departments of Agriculture have jointly surveyed  in excess of 2,600,000 acres of  this area, of which approximately 1,100,000 acres are arable,  750,000 acres grazing land, and  the remainder is. forest land.  SELMA  PARK  HAIRDRESSING  SHOPPE  Dolly Jonas  A Complete  Hairdressing  Service ;  Phone   for Appointments  the present season a further  The detailed information covering the area adjacent to  Prince George has now been  completed and a report is expected to be issued shortly. The  Okanagan and adjacant districts  also have been examined and  reported on and the publication  of the report is expected short-  In addition to all this work, a  soil survey was recently taken  of ��� 1, 426 acres in the vicinity  of Cawston in the Similkameen  Valley. This survey was completed and reported on. During  the present seaon, a further  area of several thousand acres  in the vicinity of Creston has  been dealt with by soil surveyors, one party of whom is now  engaged in similarly classifying  lands in the Kamloops area.  ty On The  CONTRARY  ���By BOB STRACHAN  Probably the most surprising result of the British  election was the fact, that  so many people were surprised by the result of the  British election.  To be surprised at the  possibility of a Labor government being elected in  Britain is to be "surprised at  the possibility of a traveller  reaching the summit of a  hill after a long steady endeavour toward attaining  that objective.  It has been a long hard  hill from the election of 1868  when three Labor candidates went to the polls and  the three of them succeeded in obtaining 4,012 votes  (1945 result, 10,843,228 ballots)*  A real democracy is not  a static state to be tied forever to an outmoded and  depressing way of living. A  real democracy must be in  a continual state of flux,  veering with the wishes of  the people, tacking with the  times, and having humanity as its prime consideration.  The British people are  usually pictured as a docile,  placid, conservative people  whose protests; are confined  to the statement, '"It isn't  cricket, old boy''. In reality  they have always been a  progressive people with a  profound belief in humanity.  The election of a Labor  government by the people  of Britain is but one more  step of the many that that  doughty race has made on  Good news for duck hunters  was contained in the B.C. game  regulations for the 1945-46 season, which were announced on  ^ Wednesday. The open season  for ducks as well as geese has  been extended from three to  three and a half months. The  daily bag limit of ducks has  been increased from 12 to 15,  and the season limit from 125  to 150.  the road to what the new  Prime Minister called "the  great era that lies before  us."  A people possessing the  protest and progress which  gave birth to the trade-union movement can be expected to enlarge and safeguard the gains so obtained  by eventually electing the  official political party of  those trade-unions.: A people with enough business  acumen and intuition to originate the Co-operative  movement and support it  the way they have, will eventually recognize how unnecessary poverty arid depression really are.  That great British institution, the British Museum,  was the University of the  Labor movement. It was  there that Karl Marx, the  patron saint of all labor  movements, spent his days  buried in figures about over-all production, credit ex-  pansion* and speculation. It  was there that he worked  on his great treatise, Car>  ital, and while the passage  of time has changed the interpretation of many of the  Marx theories, his writings  are essentially the basis for  modern British Labor Party concepts and ideals. A  philosophy founded in Britain has now been given a  chance by the people of  Britain.  If the new British Labor  government makes good on  its promises it' will be fulfilling the prophecy of En-  gels, who 100 years ago told  the British people that their  country w#s fated to play  a great historical role in the  coming proletarian struggle  for power.  More power to them.  ^ FOR BETTER  SERVICE ... SEE  R.D.BREWIS  REAL ESTATE  OPERATOR  SHOP by MAIL  from  Powell Stores Ltd.  Powell River, B. C.  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  Country  by GABRIELLE READ  THESE ARE THE  DANGEROUS DAYS  HOT blazing days and cloudless skies bring to the forests of our B.C. coast the ever-  present danger of the ruthless  forest fires. The sun sinks in  the west like an orange ball  seen through the dense haze of  smoke.  Not only the priceless timber  and the lives of those who dwell  amongst it are in peril, but the  lives of our wild life as well. I  recall an incident that strikes  at the hearts of those who love  these creatures of the  woods.  A fawn had been caught and  tamed by the cook in a logging-  camp. He was a great pet, being fed by the boys with tidbits from their table. One day  the air was heavy with suffocating smoke and the boys in  camp were all called out to  fight fire. This Bambi of the  logging camp stood sniffing the  air, getting more restless by the  hour. The cook, noticing the  fright awakening in the young  deer, took out a length of rope  and tethered him to a young  cedar near the cookhouse, believing that if he kept the deer  near where he was banging pots  and pans around it would lessen the animals' fear.  But soon the cook was too  busy with his duties of getting  supper for the blackened firefighters who struggled in to  pay much attention to the deer.  About two hours later- he started Out to get some water from  a nearby creek, and as he came  to the cedar tree, a tradegy met  his eyes. The terror in the wild  younf* creature had gained hold  of its reason* and in threshing  ahd twisting to get free from  the rope, he had hanged himself  on an old dead tree lying on  the ground.  All of us who live in these  woods would do well to pay attention to the warnings we are  given.  Gordon Ballentine  ���Studio:   Gibson's   Landing  PORTRAITS  -   CHILDREN  Weddings,  Commercial,   etc.  Call or write for information  and  appointment  I  I. R. GODFREY  and company ltd.  15bs<^  General Trucking  and Fuel  Letting the grass grow too  long simply means mower  trouble for you.  POSTAGE  PAID  on all  PRESCRIPTIONS  Drugs,  Toiletries  Send   your prescriptions for  I 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.  \  it's your paper!  The Coast News wants to please YOU���we  want your, ideas, your news, your views,  and your suggestions for improvement. And  above all, we need your support as a  subscriber. If you haven't sent your order in  for The Coast News yet, send it along today.  Owing to wartime regulations, the paper  can   only be sent to paid-in-advance  subscribers.  Send All Orders, News Items, etc, to���  3tt|�� toast Sfrttra  OFFICE: PARR PEARSON AGENCY  HALFfllOON BAY PAGE 4  .THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.���  Wednesday,   August 8th,   1945  PENDER HARBOUR . . .  B  STRANGEST TRAIN RIDE IN HISTORY  DAVIS BAY  .    .     ���  <��  Correspondent A. R. D.  E.E. Garvey, late of the  prairies and a veteran of the  Great War, is one of the new  arrivals in the Harbour. Mr.  and Mrs. Garvey will spend a  couple of weeks with relatives  on Cortez Island after which  they will return here to build  on property they have acquired  on the south side of the Harbour next to Fred Heiliar. Mr.  Garvey is a cousin of the late  Art Garvey, former sports editor of the Daily Province.  Cecil Reid who has been fishing upcoast for several weeks  returned this week accompanied by a three weeks old seal.  The new addition to his family  known to the youngsters as  "Smitty" appears just at home  ashore as at sea. "Smitty" invariably comes ashore on the  call of his master.  Cliff Brown, a local resident  was rushed to Vancouver by  seaplane this week for an operation on his stomach. The trip  was made without  incident.  Mrs. Danny Mackay has been  in hospital in Powell River  when infection set in following  removal of a couple of teeth in  St.  Mary's Hospital here.  Pender Harbour is well represented in the current Fraser  River fishing fleet. Among the  number are D.A. MacDonald,  Frank Lee, Jim and Bob Cameron George and Mulvert Duncan and John Mackay Jr.  Harvey Heard who a week  ago took his boat the Charkay  to Vancouver for repairs ran  into further trouble when the  craft slid off the ways. He was  due back in the Harboun on  Monday but in the meantime  has lost several good charters.  ROBERTS CREEK . . .  PASSES TORONTO  CONSERVATORY  EXAMS, HONORS  A. N.  Cotton,   Correspondent  Miss Eleanor Shaw, daughter  of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Shaw of  Roberts Creek passed.her Toronto Conservatory 7th grade  Pianoforte Exam with honors.  Her teacher is Mrs. Annette At-  lee of Gibson Landing.  Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mott of  Englwood B.C. and Mrs. Jack  Shields of Vancouver together  with Miss Jeari Gibb of London  England are visiting at the  house of Mr. and-Mrs. J.H.  Klein  of Roberts Creek.  NESTY REMARK  A poultry expert gives out  the advice that hens should be  kept amused if they are to produce regularly. How to amuse  a hen we wouldn't know unless one took her around and  showed her the current prices  on eggs.  Port Moody, B. C, western terminus for the historic first  transcontinental passenger train in 1886* thought that it had seen  everything in railroading. But it saw something entirely new on  June 25 when the two-storey, 75-ton Canadian Pacific Railway  depot was moved half-a-mile along busy mainline tracks to a more  convenient spot in the center of the city. The puffing locomotive  skidded the building over greased rails at a steady two miles per  hour, the whole move being so gentle that the faithful station  clock never missed a beat and was right on time when Agent Tom  Bundy stepped into his office to resume the day's business. The  move was made in seven hours and was done without any delay to  main line trains. Inset are, from left, D. C. Hartley, asst. superintendent for the CPR at Vancouver; Mr. Bundy; Mayor C. R. Morr  rison, who voiced Port Moody's official welcome.  SELMA PARK .  TO PACIFIC AFTER  O'SEAS SERVICE  Mrs. Baichelor, Correspondent  Lieut John C. Sowerby, R.C.  N.V.R., has returned home from  overseas to spend leave before  reporting for service in the Pacific.  Lieut. Sowerby has been on  active service overseas for two  years. He was educated in Vancouver and graduated from the  University of British Columbia.  Before joining the navy he was  employed by B.C. Telephone CO.  He will spend his .leave with  his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John  SOwerby at Selma Park.  KLEINDALE . . .  GOSPEL SHIP  BRINGS WEEK OF  SUNDAY SCHOOL  Mrs. C. Harper, Correspondent  Last week the* young people  of Kleindale had* an opportunity  to attend Sunday School for  six consecutive afternoons.  The* school lessons were  conducted by Messrs. Dickinson  and Peters of "Gospel Ship,"  through whose remarkable efficiency several special features  were introduced into the  course. Especially noted was  the use made of the flannel  board. As a lesson or story was  unfolded, so, by means of colored pictures it was built up On  the board.  Painting on glass squares  which were later framed proved another popular activity  among the students.  At the church service, conducted by Mr. Harford on the  Sunday following the pupils  gave demonstrations of their  week's activities. The Klein-  dale School Choir led the congregation in the singing of  several well-known hymns.  Many favourable comments  were heard regarding the efforts of the Sunday, School  teachers and students, among  the large number of Kleindale  residents who attended this  service.  Mr. and Mrs. J. Paige of  Vancouver are visiting the tetter's mother, Mrs. Martina  Klein.  WILSON CREEK  ...  SEPTEMBER MORN  AT TOBA INLET?  Fish Guardian Dick Cook  was at Toba Inlet recently and  saw Ruth Jackson of Wilson  Creek working in the woods in  an elegant coat of tan. The  horseflies and bulldozers were  having a grand time.  "A Place I Like To Buy From!"  Wlii taker's  Trading Post  GENERAL MERCHANTS  Davis Bay - - WILSON CREEK  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  Attorney-General  New Paper  Victoria, B.C.  July 30th,  1945.  Editor, Coast News,  Sir��� I was very much pleased  to receive the "Coast News,"  covering the area from Irvine's  Landing to Howe Sound.  I may say this paper will fill  a long-felt want and I sincerely  hope it will be a success financially.  'I know of nothing more valuable to a community than a  well edited local paper and if  I take the * "Town Crier"y Of  Powell River as an example of  what might ultimately bey expected of the "Coast News", I  think the publishers are rendering a great service to the community.  Yours Sincerely,  ���   R.L. MAITLAND, K.C.,  Attorney-General.  Mrs.  George Cormack,  Correspondent  Mr. J. Wood is at Woodha-  ven, holidaying with his family.  At Edgewood are Mrs. A,  Cowan and daughter: Mrs. A.  Whittaker with Barrie and Michael, and ax friend, Mrs. W.  Rogers, all  of Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Poppy are  at Scarlet's cabin for the weekend.  At Berridale Cottage . are  Mr. and Mrs. S. Gordon.  Miss     Jane      Dunfield,     of,  Eburne, B. C.  is   visiting   her  cousin, Mrs. Mike Jackson.  FO. and Mrs. J.' W. Smith,  and Jerry and Jackie are visiting with Mrs."H. Roberts, the  former's mother. Mrs. Roberts  also has as guests Mrs. T. Rickr  ards and Aim, of  Vancouver, 7  . Residents are curious about  a slight mishap incurred by  George Kynoch. When he opened the doors of his station-  wagon to Mr. & Mrs. Thomas  Turner's guests, George hurriedly backed into the driver's  seat. ������ .;������'���������'  We are  wondering  why???  Sgt. & Mrs. Jack Macleod and  children are at Mrs. H. Mao-  leod's   summer  camp.  Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Aggett  are returning to their summer  cottage,  Westwood, on Friday.  Mrs. R. R. Rpxborough   and  children,,  and  _t��rs. E. Caden-r  head and son ^are at one of the;  Whitaker cottages for the sum-  mer.;:Vy,;    ,. ,���;/���..���'.;.; ���':-���. :,v.   ;v;..- 'V-h  ���At Mr.  A. Innes' guest cab^  in are Miss Florence: Innes Of  Vancouver and her sister, Mrs.  J. S. Clerihue and   Lome,    of;  Burnaby.  RECKLESS JIVING  ' Any man who can lick his  weight in wildcats is a sissy  compared to the one who can  outdance his weight in hepcats.  GEO. CORMACK  ���  GENERAL MERCHANT  HAl_FMOON "3-4Y, B. C;  NOTARY PUBLIC  OF  The Coast News  ON  WEDNESDAY  r  y  Owing to staff holidays and the present shortage  of trained help, it is impossible to operate our  plant and therefore the issue' of Wednesday,  August 15th must be cancelled. The News will  resume and maintain its regular production each  Wednesday after that. Wednesday,   August 8th,   1945  Our New Serial - Part 1  .THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 5  by Aubrey Boyd  HALFMOON  BAY  Fog veiled the timbers of  Yesler's Wharf that July morning in a ghostly sparkle, which  quivered to the roar of trucks  and freshly shod hooves and to  the skirling invisible flight of  gulls around a phantom ship.  The spectre alongside was the  ghost of a ship once dead. On  the hod of one of her wheels  as it wavered above the string-  piece; the faded letters "George  E. Starr^ Seattle", trickled  through an ancient glaze of  rust and soot. They identified  all that was mortal of a condemned side-wheel ferry-boat,  which had been dragged from  the boneyard to make a first,  and in a way a ^posthumous voyage beyond the Sound.  Bufytp the men on the wharf,  ..this derelict was an argosy. Her  musty reek of creosote, bilge  and old ropes was the aroma of  romance. ,The brawl of the  trucks that loaded her was a  song of gold.  And  there   was,   in   fact,   a  weaving  lilt  of music   in  the  roar.   It  came  from a   quieter  eddy in the fog where a man  was  playing   an accordion,   as  he leaned against an upturned  bale of hay near the.ship's side.  Ignored by the crowd, and ignoring them, he poured into the  din a lazing  medley -that dissolved there as vaguely as the  mist���so  skilfully pitched that  its  source  was' hardly  noticeable.     His     frayed     corduroy  clothes, the  barked   leather of  his riding boots,* his lean, rangy  figure  and   sun-brOwned ' skin,  did not distinguish him in that  weathered^ company;.    Clearer  light might haveydefiried a certain wary challenge in his good-  humored   gray   eyesj   or   have  drawn attention to an odd scar  that   cut   the   corner   of    his  mouth,   accenting   his   look   of  high temper and daring.  Gun scars were not a special matter for comment in this  crowd; Unlike the varied mob  that followed them later, the  men who blazed the Yukon  trails in the early fall of '97  were almost all hardliving men  of the open; miners, cattlemen,  railroaders and lumberjacks  from the Northwest and Southwest; men who knew little of  the sea, but every hazard of  mountain and clesert.  Not far from hinv however,  stood a younger man- solitary  like himself, whose serious eyes  traced the fog maze curiously,  and seemed to find less novelty in the ship than in his fellow-  voyagers. Some dunnage bags,  tied in sailor fashion, lay on the  wharf at the feet of the young  obesrver. A faded reefer jacket  fitted his broad shoulders with  the snug effect that sailors call  "sea-going", and the same  stamp of the sea showed in his  salt-stiffened boots, his firm  poise, and that unconscious gallantry of bearing which lends  grace to old clothes.  As the fog "did not hide the ���  two men from each other's view  it had the effect of bringing  them nearer, while sharpening  the contrast between them.  They were strongly built in different ways; as oak and steel  are different. The younger man  looked sturdier; the man with  the accordion concealed under  his idle posture the quick resilience of tempered metal.  Both were sun-tanned���if the  ruddy brown of sea-sun can be  compared to the dry bronze of  the desert and range. The other's of a sun rusted color, and  cut close, like a trooper's. Both*  had steady eyes, but where the  boy's blue eyes reflected a sober  discipline and the positive clarity of youth, the other's held a  shade of half-mocking tolerance  as if he took the world as he  found it, and had found it  mixed.  Some sense of this, perhaps,  drew the musician's eyes for a  curious instant on his listener.  Looking away again into the  veiled shimmer beyond the'  wharf, he began playing the  tune of an old sea-balled  "In   -eighteen    hundred    and  seventy-six  I  found myself in  a hell of  a fix .  . , "  At the quick light of recognition in the boy's face, he  masked a gleam of amused interest.  "Is that a Boston song?" he  asked.  The boy smiled. "My people  used to sail ships out of Boston. I've heard the. song since  I was a nipper."  "Figured it was a line shot  you come from that coast," said  the accordion player.  "I'd take you to be. from the  Northwest," he ventured uncertainly.  "Your eye's good, Bud," replied the musician with a twinkle, as he improvised a'series  of chords. But I been up and  down a few. Ever hear this . . ?"  and he began, after a deep intake of the accordion, the chesty ballad of Jack Donahue the  Highwayman. Then it drifted  into music unfamiliar to him:  half-barbaric and half-devotional melodies of the Western  ranges such as "Bill Roy" and  "Montana Kid".  _*  In the midst of this repertory  the piping cry Of a newsboy  came down the wharfs shouting:  "Extry!! Buck Solo Makes  His Last Stand!! Posse Surrounds Bandit in Mountain  Pass!!  Extra!"  The   accordion   player   lifted  his head but did not pause in  his playing, though the newsy's  cry echoed a story which had  been as keenly argued   in   the  West  that  month  as the Cor-  bett-Fitzsimmons     fight.      An  identified gunman on a  buckskin horse  had ridden  into  a  Nevada mining camp  at night,  trailing a man whom he seemed  to have mistaken for some enemy. The mistake had caused a  blazing gun battle  in the dark  street, from which he escaped.  Not long afterwards the buckskin reappeared on the Deer's  Lodge trail in Montana where  its rider had stopped a stage to  search the passengers.  Strange  to say, no money had been taken, but an express messenger,  trying to catch him off guard,  had been shot. Dodging a posse  of marshals and heading west,  he had earned the sobriquet of  there  long enough  to  show  a  gifted   group   of    Solo   players  sOme unexpected phases of that  game. When the posse rode in,  an hour behind him, the gamblers he had entertained  were  sketchy in their description. As  he   had    changed   horses    the  marshals   had   little   to   guide  them,  but  they  suspected him  of  being a wide-ranging gambler  and  outlaw known of in  the Northwest as "Buck Tracy".  His trail, lost at Clark's Ford,  had been picked up again crossing the Coeur d'Alenes through  Idaho, and the interest excited  by the. long and desperate chase  began   to   close   a   net   around  him.  The boy bought a paper and  read the news bulletin. "They  have him cornered in the Okan-  again country," he said to the  man with the accordion. "He  won't  escape this time."  "Kind of hope he don't?"  asked the other, without look  ing up from his   playing.  "I hope he gets the full penalty of the law," was the boy's  uncompromising answer. "He  deserves it."  The Westerner glanced at  "him quaintly. "Full penalty of  the law, Bud, would leave ye  kind of short of lawyers, if you  rammed it home. Not that this  maverick is worth a cuss. But  neither is the outfit that's dog-  gin' him, and neither was the  express rider he downed. I  ain't so dead set on havin' him  hanged. Hope he dies shootin'."  The fog had lightened a little,  and a gangplank now lumbered  down from the steamer's boat  deck. As the boy was assembling his dunnage bags, he  found himself under the scrutiny of an official-looking person who had appeared abruptly  out of the mist, and stood  framed in it, a few yards away.  The officer's eyes grew less  sharp on meeting his, and turned a more casual way on his  companion, who had closed the  accordion case and was leaning over to fasten  it.  "You two together "  The boy nodded. It seemed  unnecessary to explain that he  and the accordion player were  only chance acquaintances.  Some. official for the shipping  company, he thought, was making a check-up of passengers.  The Westerner threw a roll  of blankets over his arm, put  his accordion under it, and  lifting one of the boy's packs  with his free hand, wedged  through the, crowd that /was  swarming up the gangway.  They found the cabin and covered parts of the deck already  claimed, but there was a sheltered space under a lifeboat aft  of the main cabin, where the  boy stowed his burden. Noticing that his . companion still  kept the blankets on his shoulder, he pushed his stuff aside  to make more room. The other  considered   him   soberly.  "You listen to me like a good  gun, Bud, in spite of them stern  ideas about the law," he said.  "Ever hit a boggy crossin' I'll  stand by ye. My name's Speed  Malone." And�� he held out his  hand.  "Mine's Ed Maitland," the  boy answered, somewhat puzzled  at his earnestness.  Dropping his light pack in  the cleared space, the man  rolled a cigarette, and while  crimping the edge of the paper, took a roving look along  the deck. Then he made a backrest of the blankets and stretched himself comfortably,^ relaxing as from a long physical  strain while he smoked and  watched the crowd through  half-closed eyes���still somehow  as observant as ever of each  approach.  A deep shudder ran through  the ship, as the gates rattled  shut. Hawsers, thrown from'  the bitts, splashed into the  gloomy;chasm between ship and  wharf, and the side-wheeler  cast off in a ponderous churning of white water, dropping a  veil between herself and the  pier with a swiftness that owed  less to her pickup than to the  opaqueness of the fog.  As if the uncertainties of the  venture were not high enough,  she was no sooner in the channel than the click of dice, chips  and coins began to rattle a  careless measure above the  voices of the mist. Embarked  for the realms of gold, the miners were "shooting" their  money with an easy mind.  The Westerner shifted his attention   from   the   rotted   stay  Ernie Pearson, Correpsondenf  George Fidler, while helping  to load logs on a truck Thursday last, accidentally fell from  the load, badly spraining his  right ankle. A temporary cast  was put on it by Dr. Rolston of  ��� St. Mary's.  CHAMPION BOWLER  Erie Boyd, an accountant Apr;  United Grain Growers, returned recently after paying a  lengthy visit to his parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyd. He  was   on  the convalescent list.  Boyd is a champion 10-pin  bowler. As a member of De-  ]?rett's team in the B League  he won the tenpin singles title  in the Vancouver championship tournament when it completed its  schedule   for   44-45.  Erie used to write weekly  columns on bowling for the  Vancouver Sun a few years ago  and did a similar stint for Winnipeg Tribune, using the pen-  name "Slap."  BACK FROM POWELL RIVER  Mrs. Winn Sutherland is  home now after spending some  time on the office staff of the  Powell River Company at the  napertown.  TO NARROWS ARM  Joseph Head has gone to the  Narrows Arm Camp to take  over the timekeeping and commissary for Osborne Logging  Co.  HOME ON HOLIDAYS  Miss Edith Osborne is home  on a holiday from the General  Hospital, where she is a student nurse.  IT'S CHEWSY  Observers are unanimous in  saying that signs of any popular uprising in Germany are  not yet visible. So far the rug  hasn't bit Hitles!  lines of the lifeboat and sat up  to roll a fresh cigarette. Maitland noticed that two men, a  little to their right, had turned  a tarpaulined bale, into a card  table. One of them looked his  way, with an invitation to join  the game. When he declined,  the man called over to Speed,  "Play a hand of cawrds,* neighbor?" Those oddly broadened  vowels were as clear as a state  boundary, Utah.  "What kind of cards?" asked  Speed, with mild interest.  "We figure they's on'y one  kind. If you kin play Solo, the  -tune is whur you want to set  it."  A faint reserve which had  shown in Speed's face at men-  a smile. "I on'y play that game  tion of the game, vanished in  by ear," he said.  "Didn't aim to scare ye  none," was the condescending  answer.  "Which you gets me wrong,"  amended Speed, in th present  tense of polite discourse. "What  I shrink from is exposin' your  gifted Mormon duet to the cold  air without its pants, coat and  vest."  "Stimulated a heap," rejoined  the man from Utah, "we stoifles  every scruple and stawrts the  play. Stack 'em up, Bill. Gent  allows he's a Solo player."  On the point of rising, Speed  said to Maitland in an undertone, "Stake me ten dollars,  Bud."  Ten dollars happened to be  half the boy's cash, and the  idea that the man called Speed  had started north with neither  outfit nor money was almost  incredible. But the request was  made so candidly that after a  LETTE  to the Editor  GOOD WISHES  L. H. Roberts, Mrs. Edith Pet-  tigrew and Miss E. J. Pettigrew  of Hardy Island send along a  batch of good wishes for the  success of our new venture, and  the first of a series of stories  of way back when. (See another page for it).  From Mrs. Constance Harper  at Kleindale, Pender Harbour,  comes another encouraging letter which says in part:  "Thanks for the first copy of  The Coast News ... to say that  I enjoyed reading this edition  would be putting it mildly. Its  many interesting items, personal and otherwise, as well as the  advertisements (important factors!) by which many subscribers are informed of the various tradesmen's names and locations . . . are real proof of the  value of this estimable weekly  paper.  "We wish you every success  in your new enterprise."  NEW PIPE SHOP  AT PORT MELLON  The Sorg Pulp Company's  expansion program at Port  Mellon is getting under way,  A large, modernly-equipped  pipe shop is now nearing 'completion.  RUN RABBIT, RUN!  A lot depends- on the way a  thing is spelled. For instance,  with meat the way it is, a hare  in the soup would be nothing  to squawk about.  moment's hesitation he shook a  gold piece from his limp purse.  With a curious pause before  accepting it, the Westerner  asked, "You figure these shorthorns can outplay me?"  "I was only thinking," Maitland said, "that gambling is a  loser's game."  His companion grinned. "If  you wasn't a natural born gambler, Bud, you wouldn't be on  this ship. Watch us lose."  The sweet singers preluded  their harmony with considerable warning. "Removin' gold  mines from gamblers is our  daily routine, stranger. We'll  set a quarter point, unless you  feel hankerin's for ruin in a  bigger way."  "Quarter suits me," said  Speed modestly, and made a  precarious club bid which they  passed with becoming gravity.  On the completion of the final  trick, "however, their attention  became more  exact.  Continued Next Week  NO PRIORITIES REQUIRED  ^REGULAR FLIGHTS  between  VANCO'U V E  O R T    ALICE  MONDAYS & FRIDAYS  CalHng _t POWELL   RIVER  Alert Bay Coal Harbour  V45-UA p^��^  An optimist is a guy who elopes with his secretary in the belief that he'll still be able to dictate  to her after the wedding.  ��he Coast Jfenis  PUBLISHED   EVERY WEDNESDAY  at HALFfllOON BAY, B.  C.  by  The Coast News Limited  Registered  Office:  Powell  River, B.  C.  Business Office: Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  A. H. ALSGARD, President  E. W. PARR PEARSON,  Secretary-Treasurer  HALF MOON BA^, B. C.   AUG. 8, 1945  SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS  A COMMENDABLE movement is under way  to improve the school at Half Moon Bay.  Certainly it is in dire need of attention: the  roof needs patching; window shades are required for bright days to offset the blinding  sun on children at work; better lighting is  needed ior dull days to prevent eyestrain; bigger and more up-to-date blackboards are a ne-  essity if the teacher is to have proper space  to work out examples for her pupils.  In a recent letter from E. G. Calvert, inspector of schools, it was indicated that he intends to make a number of repairs to the Bay  school and to the buildings at Pender Harbour.  That is encouraging.  ��  The matter of suitable and permanent accommodation for the teacher has also been  given some thought lately by a group of people interested in improving conditions in general. At present a teacher is never quite sure  of a roof oyer her head; in sbnie cases she was  able to share one of our homes, but more often -  than not she lived in an old shack. A most  encouraging background for one to whom we  entrust the schooling of our children!  Co-operation from our residents; could  change a condition like this by providing a  permanent place to offer teachers.  It would appear that the school problems  at this point could better be handled by a  board of trustees. Much work and worry  could be lifted from the shoulders of the unfortunate teacher, and much more could be accomplished with the ability and weight of  a three-man board than with a lone hand.  END OF THE PARTIES?  RESOLUTIONS by the Liberal and Conservative' parties to fight the coming provincial  election on a coalition basis mark a milestone  of no little importance in British Columbia.  Many are wondering if the move denotes the  end of the two organizations as separate entities on the political scene. It may well be the  case. The foreboding was strong enough in  Liberal circles at the Vancouver convention  to foment a heated discussion on the merits of  avoiding a deal with the Conservatives.  If it is a question of regaining control of  the Legislature for the next four years, then  the Coalition is wise and justified. Through  their collaboration, the two parties are committed to a program which they would find  extremely difficult to separate and mould into  election platforms which would appeal to the  voters. And* if they attempted a three-party  contest, there is little doubt in anyone's mind  but that the split vote would put the CCF in  power.  But ardent Liberals and Conservatives  have real reason to fear the complete breakdown of their provincial organizations. With  the Tories committed federally to support of  the Free Enterprise system, and the Liberals  adopting a middle-of-the-road policy of public ownership and private control, the Coalition is certain to emerge from the next four  years, if it wins the election, with a policy  .which will label it permanently as a political  party of its own���and one which it will be impossible  to dissolve in future.  This may not be such a bad move after  all. Provincial elections are not fought so much  on the issue of Socialism versus Capitalism as  they are for honest, efficient and progressive  government. The Coalition of Liberals and  Conservatives is just as capable of attaining  this end as/is the CCF. It is on the national  scene, where; our very way of life is at stake,  that t&e Liberals yahd Conservatives should be  concentrating ytneir efforts as separate parties."  It is there: < thai' they' will meet the test of  ideology, and there that the CCF will make  its strongest bid for power.  KEEPl^  WE CAN'T let this fifth edition go by without  a word ~of appreciation for the many expressions of "encouragerhent offered The Coast  News���and more than that, the ready response  of subscribers and correspondents.  With this kind of co-operation continued,  your publishers feel that the first year, although inevitably. meagre, holds promise of a  bright and shining future.  A GARDENER'S HANDS  A Camera Study jor Coast News Readers by Golden Stanley  Thoughts  That  Inspire . .  by  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  MIRROR  Of World Opinion  IN FRONT OF THE BATHROOM MIRROR  Here are a few questions  anyone of us might ask ourselves while standing in front  of the bathroom mirror.  How much time did I waste  yesterday in foolish or unnecessary arguments?  Was I too positive and dogmatic iri my opinions? Now that  is over, is there any chance  that the other fellow was right?  Did I talk so much yesterday  that I prevented talk from  others who I might have learned something?  Who of all persons I saw  yesterday did I feel most pleasing and agreeable, and why?  Was I impressed by pompous,  pretentious people or by the  quiet, unassuming type ?  What did I do yesterday,  largely for the effect on the  neighbors and other asquaint-  ances, and what y because I  really wanted to? yy  What part of myy expenditures  yesterday were for articles that  I could easily have done without?  . Did I get more pleasure out of  overcoming the other fellow in  some transaction and making  him miserable, or from giving  in a little and putting him in  good humor?  Did I go out of my way yesterday to do anybody a friendly  turn?  Yes. friends. It's a good thing  at tmes to face ourselves and  ask these questions.  THE GUY IN THE GLASS  When you get what you want  in your struggle for pelf;  And the world makes you King  for a day,  Then go to the mirror and look  at yourself,  And see what that guy has to  say.  For it isn't your father, or  mother, or wife  Who judgement upon you must  pass;  The fellow whose verdict counts  most in your life  Is the  guy staring  back   from  the glass.        '\  He's the fellow to please, never  mind the rest,  For he's  with you cledr up to  ; :��������� the end,  And  you've passed your most.,  dangerous, difficult test  If the guy in the glass is your  friend.  You may be like Jack Horner  and "chisel" a plum,  And  think you're a wonderful  guy,  But the man in the glass says  you're only a bum  If you can't look  him straight  in the eye.  You can fool the whole world  down the pathway of years,  And get pats on the back as  pass,  But your final reward will be  heart-aches and tears /  If you've cheated the guy in the  glass.  Don't forget  . .  . moo-  for tHe  silver lining" ana Keep Smiling'!  The Navy's Cockle  Men Did Much  LONDON���The British. Admiralty has disclosed another  long kept war secret in telling some of the daring exploits  of the Navy's "cockle" men-  Royal Marine commandos who  were launched from submarines  and attacked their targets in  small rowboats.  In one of their most remarkable adventures 2% years ago,  these marines, all volunteers,  paddled 50 miles up the Gor-  onde River to damage enemy  shipping in the harbour at  Bordeaux,  France.  Using Limpet mines���small  mines that are fastened to the  hull of the vessel���they attacked six ships suspected of being blockade runners for the  Nazi. Large holes were blown  in at least three, and probably  five of the ships, the Admiralty  said in describing it as one of  the most daring individual attacks of the war.  First British Soldier  ���-.������'.'  To Wed in Germany  HERFORD���Private Dennis Allen Cirawley has made history  by being the first ��� British soldier to get married m Germany.  Army regulations decreed  that Private Crawley, whose  home is in Newport, Monmouthshire, should go on his honeymoon leave by boat, while his  bride, auxiliary territorial service Private H. Marjorie Reynolds of Birmingham, went  home by air.  However, someone in some  department has got to work after the wedding arrangements  were made for the couple to  fly home together.  <i  TUBER OR NOT TUBER  Out in Edmonton the farmers  are concerned about the potato  beetles. Here it's different .  the   potato    beetles    are   concerned.  BUT NOT LONELY  A Chicago show girl recently  quit the stage to enter college  She'll probably be in a class by  herself.  BONE OF CONTENTION  Many people now claim it is  plain to see that silk stockings  covered  a multitude of shins.  AND A LITTLE PULL  All that a good harbour tug  needs to get along in this world  is a tow hold.  ALSO DAVEY JONES  The enlistment slogan in Japan seems to be, "Join the Navy  and see your ancestors."  BOULDER  OUTLOOK  The   smart   student   will, go  in for geologly and get ready to  know   his   way   around   in   a  world that's on the rocks.  FUR BEST  RESULTS  In parts of India a superstition persists that precious gems  when ground into powder will  cure hysterics and nervous  spasms. If this fails, try a mink  coat administered whole. Wednesday,   August 8th,   1945.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 7  ��SSOH . _ by L. H. Roberts, as told to Edith M. Pettigrew  TO THINK of our newspaper coming out of Half Moon Bay!  Well!   Let me tell you of MY first trip to this place ...  In 1900, when old Cap'n Chapman called at our home  at Roberts Creek he was returning from Vancouver in his  sail boat. We fed him���or rather, tried to���for he was a big  man at that time, taking the scales to 365 pounds.  When about to leave his eye     rubbish and dirt,  rested upon me   for a minute. To   my    companion's    "Now  "Now Harry" he said, "if you     for something to eat!" I merely  could come with   me  for    the     asked "All I  want is   a   little  f  winter you could return as a  navigator. I have all the books  and things we need and to me  you look just the boy for this  work."  So it was arranged I should  go, and I found myself in' full  charge of this 40-foot boat. The  darkness had set in, and we  were under full sail with a  good offshore wind.  ��� One might have believed we  had a big gas engine driving  us along, but it was the noise  made in slumber fyy this monster of a man as he lay in the  lower scupper, his huge chest  keeping time with the up-and-  down motion of the boat as  she crossed Sechelt Bay.  Welcome Pass rose up as a  little gateway to greet,us. Not  a light to be seen anywhere,  for Merry Island was as yet  sans   lighthouse.  THE SKIPPER WAKENS  The ship was just gathering  up wind out of Half Moon  when the old 'engine' seemed  to stop a beat. My ears heard:  "Starboard, port your helm,  steady for that hill top!"  Close-diauled, now, running  toward the black hills, deep  shadows covered the shore  from View. It was as if the ship  was going, not over water, but  oyer liquid tar . . . and she re-  '���HysW3s;..'gojng^ /      ^,  Would he tell me again, or  would we just bump into that  hill? I would rather hit the  hill than call such a man .  and then I felt a big soft ham  of a hand close over my own  on the helm. Down she went to  starboard, and up the bow ran  to the wind; we stood still with  f   sails flapping.  |   COMPLETED MY LESSON  j      I was    alone  and  could not  !'  see the old man, but soon heard  I   the splash of anchor, then the  r mains'l run down. I helped as  it was stowed.  j ;���������' That  was,   briefly,   my first  real lesson in sail.  '   PART TWO  THE RETURN HOME ��  We made the little ship com- I  fortable for the balance of the  night. The dugout was put overside and I now wondered just  how this big man was going to  get into it. He did not keep me  wondering long.  : He slipped���or was it ran?���  over the side into the bottom of  that tub, and he seemed to overflow the seat and fill all corners.  "Get in the bows, Harry!" he  told me. How or where was I  to find room enough? I made it  anyway, room or no room, and  I got out again, too, as we hit  bottom a few yards from the  boat. It was more like a sub-'  marine than a dinghy.  A HUSKY MAMMOTH  With one hand he carried the  dugout up the beach as an ordinary man would a basket.  "Better keep close, Harry-  it's a little dark now, ain't it?"  Having left England only  that summer, I kept close to  him���I didn't like these dark  woods.  We came to the house; he  pushed the door open and we  stepped into still deeper darkness.. It was dark enough to  smell . . . and what a smell!  What of England now, and my  nice clean home?  The light revealed what was  a table. It more accurately was  a pile of dishes, papers, books,  sleep."  That got me a preview of  another room where I was told  to spread my blankets and  bade "Good night and a good  sleep."  I didn't unroll my blankets,  but stood listening for that  heavy-duty engine to start up  again. It seemed a night and a  day before he settled down,  for he cooked a meal for himself. After he had been going  for some time, and the rafters  seemed _to get in unison with  his mighty chest, I tiptoed to  the door w^th my bed-roll.  I made it alright, and had  the dugout on the sea again. I  passed close to the anchored  boat, headed for Merry Island.  What a paddle that w_v-! -*ut  before another night fell I was  home at the Creek, and being  laughed at for not becoming a  hog for just one winter.  Years later I found out that  I had learned a lesson in that  one night that few have an opportunity to learn. That night's  experience gave me the know-  how which has" taken care of  my boats and me and allows  me to say today, after having  a dozen boats in my charge,  that I have yet to put in my  first new plank through being  holed in dark waters.  ESSO GASOLINE  PICTURE  SHOW  GIBSON'S HALL  Every Week. Watch for the  Posters!   Shorts,  News,   and  Feature Photoplay  '  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  1*5  BUT SOMEBODY TALKED1  A Celebrity's Unheralded Return  Last Fall when a world famed personality was returning from the  Hawaiian Islands, via the Aleutians and West Coast of British  Columbia, greatest secrecy was observed by U.S. Security Officers.  The public was not even aware of the journey, let alone the impending return. Nevertheless some twenty hours before the convoy  was due to pass, people were collecting along the shore, groups  of fishing boats were anchoring at convenient points enroute*  How Did They Know ?  It was evident that both the route and time schedule were known  outside of official circles. The information could only have leaked  out through the indiscreet communication of apparently unimportant scraps of news by otherwise conscientious and patriotic  Canadians.. . The result, if enemy agents had been able to  take action, could have been a disaster of the first magnitude!  $&t'me @ae6t&  THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC IS NOT YET WON.  PUBLISHED    IN    THE    INTEREST    OF    NATIONAL    SECURITY    BY:  THE BRITISH COLUMBIA  TILLERY CO. LTD.  * PAGE 8  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  grantham's landing ..     port mellon ... RQY LOCKSLEY      The Soames' Trip to Alaska ...  Wednesday,   August 8th,   1945  Jim Rennie,  Correspondent  Mr. and Mrs. Hallet of Atlin,  Y. T., are guests at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Soames, at  Soames Point.  KEEN FISHERMAN  Mr. and Mrs. White, of Vancouver are here for August. Mr.  White is an enthusiastic angler  and combs all the nooks and  crannies around Salmon Rock.  Leave us a few, please!  AN INTERESTING LEGEND  Your correspondent had the  pleasure of taking an Edmonton  Mountie on a fishing trip to  Salmon Rock, and it was a real  pleasure to watch him catch his  first salmon���and also to hear  his remarks when he lost a big  one. Strange people, the Eskimos!  Mr. Grantham landed a nice  spring last week, weighing 21  pounds. He must have said  good morning to "George" as he  passed Dougald Point.  ("George" is the figure of a'  man carved by the weather on  the face of the Rock, on the  right as you go through the Gap  ���and the legend is that if you  want to catch a salmon you  must look up, touch your cap,  and a murmur a morning or an  evening greeting, depending on  what time of day you chose for  fishing.  FROM CARIBOU TOWN  Mrs. Fred Lindsay, of Wells,  B.C. is a guest at her mother's  home, Two Owls, Soames Point.  NARROW SCRAPE  Mr. Emson *of the Lady Nan  had good and bad luck last  week while fishing. One of the  big ones tore the spring from  his trolling pole and only the  strength of Mrs. Chambers  saved him from a watery grave,  as the wire leader had r wound  itself around his neck.  BUSY BOAT SEASON  Vic Stevenson is a busy lad  these days keeping visitors supplied* with boats, but he seems  always able to find time to  catch a few trout. And what do  you know���brother George has  turned escort. We met him at  the helm of a put-put, with a  feminine nimrod as passenger.  George was wearing an old  shirt and a smile from ear to  ear.  SECRET COVE . . .  GUESTS ENJOY  'PERFECT HOLIDAY'  Mrs. I. Willison, Correspondent  Visitors at Noutio's recently  were Miss Edith Montgomery  and Miss Salome Townsend, of  Vancouver. Both are schoolteachers, on holidays, and they  expressed themselves as having  had a "100 percent perfect" holiday. They have been at Nau-  tio's for five weeks. Miss Montgomery is a cousin of the well-  known author, L. M. Montgomery.  Owner of Wood Bay is Ivor  B. Jergensen, where George  Noutio has been working for  the past year building up the  Bay as a future summer resort.  HERE  FROM  WESTMINSTER  Mrs. M. B. Jorgenson, of New  Westminster, has been a visitor  for two weeks at the home of  Ivor B. Jorgenson.,  A luncheon party was held in  her honor at the home of Mrs.  Eric Willison, Miss Ida Jorgenson being feted at the same  time.  HOME  AFTER  VACATION  Mr. and Mrs. Arne Lund and  Roy have returned home after  three weeks vacation spent in  Vancouver and vicinity, visiting  relatives.  Mrs. Violet Streeter  Correspondent  A party of berrypickers was  suddenly startled with the re-  aliation that there were other  berry-hunters in the same spot  as they were using���rMrs. B.  Bear and her cubs. The ladies  decided discretion was the better part of valour and chose another patch.  Rev. Father O'Brian, of Vancouver held Sunday services at  the Port Mellon Community  Hall last week.  Mr. and Mrs. V. Christian-  son joined others in Victoria to  welcome home Flt.Lt. Bert  Christiansen, who is back from  overseas, during which he spent  15 months in a German prison  camp.  Miss Florence Lyall spent a  week holidaying at White Rock.  Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Nichol, of  the Sorg Paper Company, Mid-  dletown, Ohio, spent a few days  visiting at Port Mellon.  Mr. and Mrs. O. K. Jensen  spent a week visiting friends  at Langley, B. C.  Mrs. Bert Nicholls is convalescing at St. Paul's Hospital,  Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. Jim Carlson  gave a farewell party for the  Banstad's, at which many Port  Mellon residents were present  to extend good wishes to their,  departing friends.   .  Since the rnuchrneeded rain,  Mr. E. Gibson of Thornborough  Logging Company announces a  resumption of logging operations in the woods.  Local beaches have been well  patronized by young and old  these last few weeks. Seaside  Park seems to be the most popular place this year, Longview  having had its diving raft  wrecked in a storm last winter.  Mrs. Joe Johanasen spent a  few days holidaying in Seattle.  Mr. and Mrs. Einar Olsen and  daughter, of Port Hammond,  are visiting with Mr. and Mrs.  Emil Olsen.  Mr. Fred Tracer is holidaying  back east.  WELDED  BLISS  It ws during a Massachusetts  wedding that some friends  handcuffed the groom. Someone is always going around  gilding the lily.  Thomas  BEASLEY  GENERAL MERCHANT  c*->  BUS  STOP  CfJ>  AT THE  SPORT-FISHING  CENTER . . .  Halfmoon  ouo try  Most western Canadians  can tell at a glance what  city is shown in this picture  of CBC's Rov, .Locksley^who-  "directs "Summer Serenade"  weekly over the Trans-  Canada network on Wed-  nesdays at 8.00 p.m.  It'^ Winnipeg all rights  and as the picture was taken Locksley was wondering about a new tune he's  thinking of calling "Portage and Main."  Twenty years ago he was  a member of the famous  Dumbells army show; latterly he was director of the  Navy Show. Before moving  to Winnipeg he played with  the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Soames  and their daughter have returned from a trip to Alaska  and the Yukon, and they describe the journey north to the  gold country as "very interesting."  Embarking at Vancouver on  a Wednesday evening aboard  SS Princess Louise, they made  a morning call at Alert Bay  and by afternoon had made a  peaceful crossing of the Queen  Charlotte Sound.  CALLS  AT PRINCE  RUPERT  Friday morning the ship put  in at Prince Rupert, allowing  passengers time to inspect the  town upon a hill. Afternoon  found the, ship at Ketchikan,  first American port of call, ahd  the totem poles exerted their  usual picturesque  charm.  Then to Wrangeil, and Saturday morning passengers left  the ship for Telegraph Creek  and by 4 p.m. were at Juneau,  the' Alaskan capitol. Tours are  arranged here for the gold  mines and to Taku Glacier, an  ice movement which continually drops huge chunks of ice  to keep the sea down to proper  temperature. About 8 hours  were spenJt si|gh)hseeing here  and by 8 a.m. Sunday we were  at Skagway.  OVER THE WHITE PASS  .,.;.';i,The_trip over the White Pass  was very < impressive as the  train crawled along the edges  of cliffs, the mountains so high  they seemed to go beyond the  heavens. There is one deep  gulch where three thousand  horses were lost during the  rush of '98. A monument was  raised to the faithful animals;  The descent is gradual from  here to Lake Bennet, wherf a  stop was made for lunch���all  they could eat for a dollar.  Next stop was Cariboo Crossing,  where the party left the  BUT NOT COWED  A Brazilian scientist has  evolved a method of giving  transfusions of ox blood in the  place Of human blood, though  as far as we can see most people  are buliheaded enough already.  train and took a plane for Atlin, 65 miles away.  A TRIP  TO REMEMBER  People are friendly at this  town; it is situated above Atlin Lake, 80 miles long. ,  r "The trip to Alaska and the  Yukon was one to remember,  and we can surely recommend  it to all those in search of adventure," sums up the feeling  of the three about their trip.  R.A.  (Rmss)  Gatzke  Building   Contractor  ALTERATIONS - REPAIRS  Duroid Roofs Neatly Applied  '  ���'   ���      '  ESTIMATES  FREE  Gibson's Landing  Pender Harbour  MOTOR  MACHINE  SHOP  Madera Park  IRVINE'S  LANDING  WELDES[G of all kinds.  MOTOR REJL^ILDINa  Electrical Repairs  PRECISION  LATHE WORK  Will   Fix  Anything!  Rebuilt Generators  For Sale  Wm. S. Spurrill, Prop.  PRINTING  ^r 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.  Wop (toast N^ttts  CO PARR PEARSON AGENCY  HRLFmOON BRY


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