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Array I. 1  �� provincial; library  victoria  m!mmxMm^x���x^mm  Extension     of    the    Federal  Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act  �� to   apply  to  British  Columbia,  may be sought at the reconvening of the Dominion-Provincial  Conference, it was intimated by  the Hon. E. T. Kenney, Minister  of Lands and Forests.  This Act provides for rehabi-  | litation of farm lands in Alber-  .. ta      and     Saskatchewan     and  !, British   Columbia   is   expected  [. to  ask  the  Dominion  Govern-  I ment to revise the Act to make  i, it  applicable   to  the   whole  of  Canada.    Should   this   go   into  , effect, the Act might be made  ^ to  cover irrigation  schemes  in  | the Okanagan Valley.  ' The Hon. Mr. Kenney made  an extensive survey of the irrigation situation in the Okanagan and is now drafting a  Provincial policy for the fruit  land irrigation schemes in  which the Province has several    million    dollars    invested.  ; When the policy has been drafted, it will be placed before the  j Government   with   a   view   to  I reaching settlement of a number of vexatious problems. ���  GRUBSTAKING RESULTS  Several promising claims are  believed to have been uncovered during the present season's  grubstaking programme sponr  sored by the" Department of  Mines, it* was announced by the  Hon. E. C. Carson.  Fifty thousand dollars Was  made available for grubstaking this year under the Govern- *  ment's policy to encourage  prospectors to go into the field  |6 Uncover new mineral wealth  lhat might be developed, thereby, increasing- occupational op  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. 11  HALF MOON BAY, B.C., Wednesday September 26, 1945       5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  SCENIC LOVERS  WILL FIND MUCH  ON THIS COAST  By J.  Rennie  Almost any evening at this  season of; the year one may  witness off the Gower shore a  scene of splendor unequalled  in any part of Canada.  One such evening occurred a  couple of weeks ago���it was  about an hour before sunset.  The background was the blue  Vancouver    Is-  nd, and coming around Gower  were  many   saucy   tug-  ywith their long booms of  logsVx,feklng  advantage  of  the  calm, sea to reach their haven.  About 50 craft of all sizes,  from the commercial vessels  with their long poles outstretched, to the lowly rowboats and  their occupants, spread out over  the^wafer, alt intent on hooking  the lordly sadmbn or the silvery trout. As far as the eye  could see  salmon^ were : jump  New Sechelt Plant.  m  r@ene  &&i mountains .. of  WK'.-f  ing. The sea seemed alive with  them, and with they setting sun, X ;^P|t��|  $&*$u^iJigg^  Er>UCA_TON ������'���.'���'���   }-y   /spectiv^yv^  The lovers :ony^  Rock". seemed very, tall people,  and the; gaunt trees ^of."Salmon  Rock"^ took:on a majestic  ap-;  pearance.  To those of us who were on  the;sea that evening there will  be ���'left happy memories of a  never-to-be-forgotten picture.  INQUIRY REPORT R  Dr. Max Cameron who" was  appointed to the Royal Commission to undertake a survey  Of. the cost of education borne  by' the Province and municipalities, has completed his report  and submitted same to the  Government, it was announced  by Premier John Hart.  In making the announcement, the Premier stated that  the most careful consideration  will be given to the its findings so that the Government,  will be in a position to take definite action to alleviate the  ���tax burden on real property.  JOB SURVEY CONDUCTED  The Hon. E. C. Carson, Minister of Mines, announced that  a survey of British Columbia's  mines was being made to catalogue job opportunities and  that progress was being made  in connection therewith.  The purpose of this survey  is to discover, the number of  jobs now available and likely  to open up, the different types  of jobs to be filled, and the  qualifications needed for each.  DOMINION-:'  PRQyiNCIAL AFFAIRS  Dr. Alvin H. Hansen, considered to be the most outstand-^ -  ing; economist on the North  American continent, and professor of political economy at  Harvard, has been visiting the.  Capital conferring with Mr.  Neil Perry, Director of the  Bureau of Economics and Statistics, who has been appointed economic adviser to the  Premier to make a study of the  Federal proposals submitted at  the last Dominion-Provincial  Conference.  Dr. Hansen is expected to act  as consultant in these matters  so that the Province may determine how the proposals  will affect British Columbia's  economy and so that this Province may be in a position to  lay before the Federal authorities at the next meeting, its  own counter proposals.  BACK  HOME AFTER  CARRIER SERVICE  HALF MOON BAY~post former residents of Half Moon  Bay will remember ay small boy  who was generally known as  "Jackie Cormack"^-su|>Ji a very  few years ago. They would  hardly recognize the small  Jackie in the stalwart young  man, Jack Passak, who stepped  off the boat on Thursday last  on a visit to his foster parents,  Mr. and Mrs. George Cormack.  After four, years in the navy,'  Jack has a service record that  includes South Africa, Narvik  and Casablanca, on board the  aircraft carrier HMS Puncher.  Two views of the installation at Sechelt which will be  supplying electrical power to the area. Under construction  by the B. C. Power Commission, this plant has been busy  snipping in for some time. Top shows a part of the machinery after being unloaded at the Sechelt wharf. Below is a  view of the building which will house the plant, with some  of the equipment in process of being moyed in.  The* new installation is a 360 horsepower diesel unit developing 326 KVAwyJtywill operate in addition to the pres-  100 hp. high pressure water turbine unit now being operated by the Columbia Power Co. J. O. Seely is plant superintendent at Sechelt; he was formerly at Smithers.  Rescued by a French citizen  in 1944 and,then probably a  prisoner, Warrant Officer 2nd  Class Philip Sanson Greene,  RCAF bombardier, is presumed dead in a message received by his parents. Rev. H.  H.K. Greene of the Columbia  Coast Mission, and Mrs. Greene  ���both well known to residents  of this area.  Assistant navigator in Pathfinder Squadron 405, Warrant  Officer Greene's plane was  brought down in flames at  Moulin Cofort, near Lens, not  far from where his father's unit was stationed in the last war.  The pilot officer of the Halifax plane escaped but W02  Greene was saved by a native  of Carency who was later shot  by the Gestapo when all trace}  of the warrant officer ywas losty  -..^_ ��� pajjpg Greene- has learnedv in^  a letter from France that the  remaining five of the crew, all  killed, were covered with flowers brought by the inhabitants  of Carency and neighboring  villagers. i ; pf.  WO Greene was born at  Squamish, and attended Lord  Byng High School, and was in  his first year at UBC. He arrived overseas in February of  1943, and his final flight was  on June 16,   1944.  BADMINTON CLUB  OPENS TODAY  ROBERTS   CREEK���The   Badminton Club will start play^  ing in the Roberts Creek Hall  on Wednesday, Sept. 26.  Officers for this year are���  R. C. Cotton, president, Mrs.  Gordon Reeves, secretary-treasurer, R. N. Reeves, captain, and  Mrs. Doris Rusk, convenor.  Anyone wishing to play is  asked to get in touch with Mrs.  Reeves.  ���*.  yC&i_T*try Lif e >;..  ���H  ALDERSPRING FARM, GIBSON LANDING���Ants, ants,  and more ants! To be ousted  out of one's bed by an army of  ants is, I imagine, a very undesirable predicament.  Many a country boy or girl  has built a play-house among  the evergreen trees, but not so  many have gone to the trouble  of building a real shake house  complete with bunks and an  old stove.  The enterprising young lad  I heard of recently had built -  such a house and on a warm  summer night he decided he'd  like to sleep out in it. Mother  was persuaded to let him have  blankets, and away he went.  by Gabrielle Read  Army Or Ants Attacked  All was quiet; the lights in  the big house were^ turned out,  and our hero was alone in the  night.  But fear wasn't his trouble  ���no sir. It was his house and  he would face the world from  it. But, something else was  strongel"  than  fear.  It wjas about 1 a.m. when  Motheif heard someone coming  into th|i house; she crept to the  doorway and beheld a very  tired and sleepy figure standing on the threshold, blankets  in his armsf He just wanted to  go to bed, but not in his "own  private -house.  Mother found out, between  yawns,    that   everything    had  gone well at first, until the army took over.  Gradually those nasty, crawly little insects���ants���had. invaded this young man's castle,  evidently attracted by the light  and by some nice sweet cake  crumbs the lad had left on his  bedside table.'  Their number increased with  each passing, minute, and before long they had crawled over everything including the occupant of the house . ���. . In his  bed clothes, in his pyjamas,  and even across his face. The  little fellow had to give up in  despair. That nice soft bed in  the big house   would    be    SO  much nicer!  He abdicated the little house  to the army, while he headed  for more comfortable quarters.  DAVIS BAY���An arc lamp has  recently been erected by Mr.  Walter Mills, on the boulevard  adjoining his property. It lights  the highway and pedestrians to  and from The Trading Post. The  light is on every evening until  ten o'clock, the electricity being supplied by Mr. Mills from  his  pnwpr Dlant. _S9H_BB__S__BB_KBM  V  The Coa  consistently contributed to the development of the resources of  e entire J^irite. 1  8      <  ���i Vl  overnmeni is an aggressive Government. If has  The Coalition Government has established, a separate  Forestry Deportment and $&t up the Forestry Com mission  to place forest products on a sounder economic basis or  B.C/s major industry* *  .  " .A.     v    "���  t6   ptOVJfc  to indus-  If has created  the  BX;  Power Co  power everywhere in the Province,  trial expansion and increased farm p  It is completing the  Hope-Princeton  the  products  of  the  fertile Okanagan  do*  markets. \  /,��  w',t   -'  ,, ,    -   \      ���,v - >, ^ .      -   * ^ .^  If has commenced construction of a six million do!  outlet to the Peace River.   This is but a part of the pro*  to   bring  llfimme to open up the rich north.  \*  ���������v  ^  It has set up the industrial Research Council to promote  sources  and- expansion   of  ���ws  wid*u;*!|fee ^ of s, our natural  our sec��  m  m&ui&ms*  ��� sVWS-  f  #  TODAY, A GREATER PROGRAMM  THE WAR YEARS--��� IS READY FOR  Y PLANNED DURI  TO PROMOTE A MORE PROSPEROUS BR  MPLOYMENT AND BETTI  MBIA, NEW  FOR ALL  ���i  Published by the British  Columbia  Coalition  Organization  n.��s ���** M.yw rwWctWijncwwi"! Wednesday, September 26, 1945.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 3  EDITOR'S NOTE���The following article is one of a series appearing in The Powell River Town Crier, written by  Arthur C. Dunn, well-known to shipping men on the coast.  Believing it will be of interest to many of our "wharf  residents" along the peninsula, we reprint it here.  I SUPPOSE that many of the Children of this district think that  we on the Powell River Co. wharf are a bunch of narrow-  minded old crabs because we so persistently chase them away  whenever we see them around the waterfront unless on business.  Possibly some of their parents have held the same views at times,  fn defence of the men employed on these wharves I would like to  claim that we are just as fond of children as any other group of  men, but at the same time are so well aware of the grave dangers  as to be rather anxious when children are around. Some of us have  reason to be, as I hope to show in this article. Most of these incidents occurred a good many years ago when the children had less  to muse themselves with around town than they have today.  A young Chinese boy, ,Loy Wong, was fishing off the wharf  when he toppled over a bit of loose board and fell into the water.  It happened during the evening when only a watchman was near  He .threw a life preserver, but the boy couldn't reach it and he  was drowned. Hhis body was recovered near Sliammon some days  later. So far as I know that was the only case of a child drowning  off the dock, but we have had some close shaves.  One night, jusjt as we returned to load a ship after supper  we heard frantic cries from the corner of the wharf.  1 group of people were sitting on the edge of the  ^ wharf fishing. A young Italian boy, named Monti-  vani, I believe, had fallen into the water. At the  point he went in, the tailrace from he mill runs  very strong indeed. In a few seconds he was well  out from the dock. I was with Charlie Bird just a  few yards away. He didn't hesitate for a single moment but just tossed away the light cap he was wearing and dived  in, He got the boy as he came up, but was being carried out very  fast, so a couple of us tossed life preservers to him. He caught one  and we drew him and the boy onto the wharf, as we had been able  to hold on to the ropes attached. At that point of the wharf a ladder was permanently attached for the use of sailors landing from  small boats when bringing ships' lines ashore. One of our men went  down the ladder and held onto Charlie until we got a rowboat  around to assist him, as he couldn't climb the ladder. So a tragedy  was averted by the quick? action of a bi&ve m^  have lost his own life in the attempt.  One of our Powell River men who has been serving several  years in the Army had a very narrow escape just around that  period. I refer to our own genial Batt Mclntyre. He was riding a  bicycle on the-wharf, a very dangerous practice. He fouled some  obstruction and he and bike went over the side. A Swede night-  watchman was near and threw a life-preserver, but didn't hang  onto the rope. Batt caught the preserver and drifted away out to  sea. Mr. Horner, freight clerk on board the CPR steamer "Charm  er", ran for a rowboat and rowed out after him and was able to  bring him back safely. That is a good many years ago when Batt  was just a small boy, but I venture to say that the experience is  still a vivid memory.  Sometimes a near tragedy turns into comedy as was the case  of Elmer Istrom, another boy who came off with little worse than  a good soaking when he could so easily have lost his life. We were  loading a scow one afternoon when we heard a boy crying away  under the centre of the wharf. Work stopped at once and we ran  to place where we could see under the wharf. Sitting away up under the deck of the wharf amongst the cross-braces was Elmer. He  had slipped off the back of the wharf opposite to the mill and had  been swept under by the very strong current. He had managed to  'gain a hold on a brace and had climbed above the water. It was  a job for a rowboat to get him out, but for the moment he was  comparatively safe. We didn't know just how he had got there at  the time and feared he and possibly others had been dumped  from a rowboat. With this in mind we called to ask if he had been  alone. The only answer we could get was "I've lost my hat." We  called to forget his hat but was he alone. Same answer, "I've lost  my hat." So we slipped a boBat into the water and got him out of  the braces and up on the dock. All that scared boy could say was  "I've lost my hat", so we sent him home and sent old Arthur Tu-  son with him to explain how he had become so wet and, incidentally, how he had come to lose his hat.  It was around that time that Ed Smith, our worthy Wharf  Superintendent of that period, published a notice in the local Digester. It was to the effect that the Wharf Crew didn't mind pulling the children out of the water, would even go so far as to risk  their own lives to do so, but perhaps the time would come when  the men wouldn't be aware of the presence of the children in the  water. Perhaps that notice is worth repeating.  I have related the incidents I am most familiar with. We had  a few more, of course, but really have been very fortunate. It always was very dangerous for children on these docks, but will be  even more so in the future as the operations are rapidly being  mechanized with fast machines.  Others besides children have caused us some worry at times.  One case was a woman who was mentally affected. She used to sit  on the edge of the wharf for hours looking so sad and vacant. The  day I refer to she was sitting opposite the office window, and Ed  Smith spent most of his time keeping an eye on her as he tried to  do. his work. At last when he looked out she was gone! Ed dashed  to the edge of the dock and saw bubbles rising. Around the building he ran for the nearest life-preserver���and there was the woman sitting gazing at the water! She had just moved around at a  moment when Ed's eyes were off her. The bubbles he had seen  were rising from fermenting pulp as is often the case at low tide.  It was quite a shock for Ed, and he simply had to have the unfortunate woman prevented from visiting the wharf after that.  So, if your children should mention that the Wharf Crew are  a bunch of crabby people, please explain that perhaps it is for  :heir own good, and also for the parents who are so often unaware  of the dangerous places their children frequent  FERRY NEWS  Hull   and  cabin   ready,   but  due to  shortage of clutches,  the engines did not leave the  factory until August 14th.  Howe    Sound   Transport  1   Gibson's  Landing  P.S. We are just as tired of  these delays as you are.     f  PLANNING for  TOMORROW'S FARMING!  Thomas  BEASLEY  GENERAL MERCHANT  G+J>  BUS  STOP  <?*_��  AT THE  SPORT-FISHING  CENTER . . .  By E. E. Sendell, President,  Rump   and   Sendell   Limited  (This is the second in a series  of comments by well-known  authorities, written expressly  for the Weekly Press of British  Columbia)  .Not many years ago "keeping chickens" was considered  by many a sort of hobby for a  mah to fill in time after working hours with the idea of producing enough eggs for the  household. At the best it was  looked upon as a sideMhe and  probably the most neglected of  the general farm to pay for a  part of the family grocery bill.  Great strides, however, have  been made during the past two  or three decades and now, far  from being a hobby or sideline,  poultry farming has developed  into an important position in  Agriculture���it ranks second to  dairy products in the United  States and holds a' very high  place in agricultural dollar  value production in  B.  C.  \hike many other industries of  rapid growth, methods of operation lag far behind the rate  of expansion. This applies particularly to the poultry business  for the reason perhaps that profits being small, and expansion  having to be paid for out of  profits, every dollar has to be  carefully laid out.  In this way we often find a  a poultryman, having started  with a couple of hundred layers by thrift and hard work in  a few years, has increased his  flock 500 per cent, but is still  using the same methods in caring for the one thousand as he  was for the original two hundred birds. He still carries water in a bucket, making several  trips up to 150 to 200 yards  each,    where   a   three-quarter  Continued on Page 8  ��� J    ���%_  AND COMPANY LTD.  ^^GIBSON'S^ANDING  and Fuel  Pender Harbour  MOTOR  MACHINE  SHOP  Madera Park  IRVINE'S  LANDING  WELDING of all kinds.  MOTOR REBUILDING  Electrical Repairs  PRECISION  LATHE WORK  Will  Fix  Anything!  Rebuilt   Generators  Fo*  Sale  Wm. S.  Spurrill, Prop.  THOMSON  GIBSON'S LANDING  (BRANCH) RR1  Order Your  FRUIT TREES,  SHRUBS, ROSES,  ORNAMENTAL  EVERGREENS  and  SHADE TREES  Now!  For FALL Delivery!  ���  Halfmoon  i  lunset Hardware  Agents for  HARDWARE  BEATTY  ;:   FURNITURE  FARM PRODUCTS  And WASHERS  at GIBSON'S LANDING  Sell those things you no longer need . . . Big and  smali, 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 It is reliably reported that Henry Kaiser is  changing his business letterhead to read:  Short Orders, and Ships Made To Take Out  PUBLISHED   EVERY  WEDNESDAY  by  The Coast  News Limited  Registered   Office:   Powell   River,  B.   C.  Business  Office: Halfmoon  Bay, B. C.  Entered at the Post-office, Half Moon Bay B.C.  A. H. ALSGARD, President  E.  W.  PARR   PEARSON,   Secretary-Treasurer  Half Moon Bay, B. C, September 26, 1945  The Shipping-Problem  CANADA'S merchant fleet now numbers almost 200 sea-going ships, in contrast with  the 37 we had when the war began. The shipbuilding branch has kept pace with the other  branches of wart'me production, and has  made a record of which we have a right to be  proud.  But a deeper glance into history is much  more interest.ng. We emerged from the First  World War with a merchant marine fleet of  forty or fifty vessels, government-owned. The  ships turned out to be economic white elephants in peacetime, couldn't earn expenses,  and were finally disposed of to the deep satisfaction of the taxpayers, who were tired of  putting  up  money to cover operating  losses.  The vessels couldn't meet expenses because in a world criss-crossed by trade-killing policies there were not enough goods moving across the seas to keep their holds full. Half  the time they were either running somewhere  in ballast, at a deai loss, or swinging idly in  port waiting for cargoes which were too few  and far between.  If our bigger merchant marine fleet now  in being is not to meet the same fate in the  years following this war there will have to be  traffic for them to handle. And there won't  and can't be that traffic if the nations go back  to the trade prevention policies they built 20  years ago.  The 12.500 Canadians who man our merchant ships will keep or lose their employment in peacetime according to whether Canada does or does not find markets abroad for  its products and accept foreign products in exchange for them. Two-way traffic, and plenty  of-'it. is the only thing that can keep merchant  ships sailing.  Help the "Sally Ann"  THIS WEEK brings to a close the Salvation  Army's annual appeal for funds, which The  News announced in its last issue. Unfortunately, the results have not exceeded our expectations. They have not even come up to  them���our district has collected just over one-  third of its quota, no more.  It would seem to be superfluous to dwell  again on the merits of the Salvation Army's  work, yet a passing thought would not be  amiss.  The Sally Ann is not a war charity, nor  is it sectarian. Its work is timeless and it is  universal���wherever pain and suffering is to  be found "there too go I." The friendless and  the homeless, the unwanted and the harried,  the hurt and the heartbroken . . . all of them  find blessed sanctuary in * the folds of this  great   army. i      -.  >r  In its hands, your dollar can do SO much!  You have one to spare,' haven't you?  Then send it to the Sally Ann. Send it by  any News representative, or direct to the unit  headquarters at Powell River, care of John  Mclntyre.  We still need $300 from the peninsula to  make our quota.    Can we get it?  Home Folks Should Be Patient  THE MAPLE LEAF, Canadian forces' newspaper published in London, asks people  in Canada to. not be impatient for the quick return of our fighting men from Britain. There  are, it is pointed out, three million American  soldiers and large contingents of British troops  to be moved as well, and our men must take  their turn.  The hope is that 150,000 Canadians may be  returned within six months from VE-Day, and  30,000 monthly after that. As there are some  325,000 to be brought home, the inference is  ��� that the latest to go over may not be back ury-  til about this time next year. Shipping accommodation is of course the factor which sets ��� the  pace, and in wartime that factor is an uncertain quantity.  Meanwhile, for those who are in Britain,  life cannot be too unpleasant, and a "khaki  university" is being established there to enable the men awaiting transportation to employ their time profitably by taking up or continuing courses of study which will better fit'  them for civilian life when they get back. Our  fighting men richly deserve the relaxation  they are now able to enjoy, and many of them  will no doubt welcome the opportunity to see  the old lands for the first time under peace/  conditions.  tV   On The  "PENDER HARBOUR"  A   CAMERA   STUDY    FOR   COAST    NEWS   READERS  ���By BOB STRACHAN  I am positively intrigued,  I am fascinated, I am overcome with a burning curiosity, I don't believe it, and  this I must see.  Among the remarks made  by Mr. King at the Dominion-Provincial Conference  was the choice morsel of  gladsome gabble when he  said he believed it should be  possible "for private enterprise to operate boldly and  courageously".  He was referring to Big  Business,, but if past performances are any criterion,  free enterprise as practiced  by our ersatz entrepreneurs  is anything but "bold and  courageous".  Those heroes of a bygone  age, those empire-builders,  the railroaders who built a  romantic ribbon of steel (by  proxy) across our vast  country must have operated  "boldly and courageously".  What does the record say?  They were given an Initial  grant of $25 million and 25  million acres of land before  they even started to build  the C. P. R, Success comes  hard to some people! After  that they retired to the old  country and built stately  mansions with the cream  they skimmed from the  mass-milking of the Canadian people.  More than half of our  pre-war national debt was  incurred in the^construction  or bonusing of railways.  Even in those days our government was underwriting  big business.  What is "bold and courageous" about private business when its profits are assured through handouts  from the people of Canada  through  their government?  One authoritv' estimates .  that of Canada's 40 leading industries at least twenty-four are dependent on  tariffs either wholly or  partly for their existence.  Once again "bold and courageous" big business is dependent on the Canadian  people to safeguard their  profits.  Testimony given before  a Royal Commission in 1935  indicated that the Dominion  Textile Company, the employer of forty-one per cent  of Canadian textile workers,  had paid' without interruption for ten years dividends  equal to 150 per cent on its  original investment. However, in 1933 the textile industry had "boldly and  courageously" slashed wages  by 20 per cent, and the highest wage being paid in 1935  was $15.71 per week. At the  same time the price of tariff-protected denim to the  Canadian consumer was al-  Thoughts  \  Inspire  by  WILL  REEDER  From  the  Radio   Note-Book,   on  Vancouver's OICWX, Monday  to  Friday,  2.45  p.m.  And  as   "Country   Editor",   at  3.15   p.m   Sundays  on   CKWX  AN EVERYDAY CREED  I believe in my job! It may  not be a very important job,  but it's mine. Furthermore, it  is God's job for me. He has a  purpose in my life with reference to His plan for the world's  progress. No other fellow can  take my place. It isn't a big  place, to be sure, but for years  I have been molded in a peculiar way to fill a peculiar niche  in the world's work. I could  take no other man's place. He  has the same claim as a specialist that I make of myself. In  the end the man whose name  was never heard beyond the  house in which he lived, or the  shop in which he worked, may  have a larger place than the  chap whose name has been a  household word in two continents. Yes, I believe in my job.  May I be kept true to the task  that lies before me.  I believe  in  my fellow-man.  He may not always agree with  me. I'd feel sorry for   him   if  he;did, because   I   myself    do.:  not  believe some of "'the things;'  that were absolutely    sure    in  my own mind a   dozen    years  ago.  May  he  never  lose faith:  in himself, because if  he does,  he   may lose faith   in me, and  that would,   hurt    him,   more  than the former, and  it would  really hurt him more than,  it  hurts him.  I believe in my home. It isn't  a rich home. It wouldn't satisfy some folks, but it contains  jewels which cannot be purchased in the markets of the  world. When I enter its secret  chambers, and shut out the  world with its care, I am a  lord. Its motto is Service, its  reward is Love. There's nothing  in all the world which fills its  place, and heaven can be only  a larger home, with a Father  that is all-wise, patient and  tender.  I believe in today. It is all  that I possess. The past is of  value as it can make the life  of today fuller and freer. There  is no assurance  of tomorrow.  I must make good Today!  ���__������_���_U_-_______������___________________��_____���____���_________________Ma_M  most five cents per pound  more than it was to the  American consumer.  Professor Norman Rogers  testified that in 1931 Canadians had paid $425 million  more than the world level  of competitive prices in order to maintain the profits  of our tarriff-protected industries.  What we must admit and  recognise is the fact that  Canadian big business is absolutely incapable of any  "bold and courageous action"  It is suffering from chronic  hardening of the competitive arteries. If business  must be pampered and  spoon-fed by government,  Continued on Page 5 Wednesday* September 26, 1945.  A new Serial Story  _ THE. COAST NEWS, Half moon Bay, B.e C._  PAGE 5  SYNOPSIS: Young Ed Maitland, son of a New England  seafaring family, and the hardened gambler, Speed Malone,  met on a trip north to the Yukon gold fields in '97, when  word of the rich ores there came  down the Pacific Coast. Maitland was determined to win  back his lost fortune before he  returned home. The two men  became partners, Speed promising not to get tangled with  the law if he could help it, and  to clear out from the partnership if, he did. Frenchy, the  fisheman whose smack took the  two men north; Lucky Rose,  the beautiful girl who had given a ring to Maitland as a keepsake; Fallon, camp leader, resentful of Rose's attention to  Maitland; Steiner, the moneylender; young Pete and his  drunken partner Bill Owens;  Brent old-time prospector; Garnet, well-to-do. traveller who  hired Maitland and Speed to  take his things over the mountains���these are the principal  figures in the story. Malone",  Maitland and Garnet hauled  part of his stuff from the canvas camp on the Skagway  beach over the trail to the  camp in the hills called Liars-  ville. The trail was in bad condition. Speed wanted to close  it and mend it. Fallon wanted  to push on. Now go on with the  story���-  "A bunch of us," said Brent,  with a smoulder in his tired  eyes, "aim to call a camp meet-  in' at one" o'clock���when the  crpwcViS- jn, and Jiefpre the back-,  trailin* starts, so we can get a  full vote. That's why I spoke  to ye. Can we figure on you  boys to stand in?"  Speed looked at his partner.  It was their one remaining  chance of keeping Garnet on  the trail. "You can count on  us to vote," he said, "but that's  all."  Brent signified that he asked  for nothing more, and leaving  them, went up the trail to collect more voters.  When they returned to Liars-  ville, the camp was crowded.  Here and there the dispirited  faces of mud-draggled men  showed that Fallon's decision  meant the end of the trail for  some of them, but they accented it as the harsh law of the  stampede. Bren't chance, even  of a hearing, was more than  doubtful. The trail of the partners had reached a critical impasse.  Before they reached the  cache, they met Garnet coming toward them, looking refreshed and clean as he step^  ped c?*refullv along the river  r��ath. He listened in silence to  Speed's tactful account of the  trail, and pgreed to attend the  mass meeting.  But he was visibly more interested in some sounds that  came to them from the vicinity  of the bridee. A metallic "common" chant rang stridentlv  through the hollow, above a babel of voices and the river's  brawl.  "Not a game* of chance, mv  friends. A simnul test of sV-Ul.  The auickness of the hand deceives the  eve  ..."  "Suppose we give the game  a som while waiting for nne  o'clock." Garret su^e^ed. "We  ne*3^   som^  r^laxp+ion."  "You can sr>rt it." St><^ declined. "If T had th* iack it  wouldn't T-^iax m.�� r>one to give  it to a shell rigger."  The sun1Vht. ^��.t DierceH +v>e  canvoij mist, fctl on a ^o^v  crowd arour^ the dealer'* tq-  ble, raanv of them not. following the game, but simply herd  ing there to wait for' the back-  trail to clear. A player had just  placed a bet. From the higher  ground at the bridgehead they  saw it to be the man in the  sheepskin coat���Pete's partner  Bill. Noticeably drunk, Bill was  swaying on his heels. Fallon  and one of his outfit stood near,  watching  him play.  "I guess we'll pass this," said  Garnet prudently.  Speed did not answer. His attention had been arrested by  the pallid; narrow-eyed face of  the dealer, on which the sunlight fell squarely. "Seems like  I've seen that bird somewheres,"  he muttered.  While Bill stood shifting his  wealth between his hands, the  yellow head of his young partner appeared beside him. Pete  was trying to pull "him out of  the game. Ignored by Bill, the  boy said something to Fallon���  not audible from the bridge.  Fallon brushed him out of the  way with an impatient, back-  ward fling of his hand. The  blow might have been unintentional, but the hand was  heavy and longed. It cut the  bnv's cheek and sent him stumbling.  Soeed swore to himself. Pete  broke awav and went uo the  canyon while Bill was oblivious  to everything but the stakes  he was vaguely counting.  * The dealer hastened to cover  the incident "... Not a game  of chance, miners. The quickness of the hand���" Here the  dealer's voice hung trailing, his  cold eyes roving over the crowd,  suddenly encountered Speed's.  A look of incredulous wonder  pierced   his  mask.  "A thousand," maundered  Bill.  "Shoot it, Bill," said Fallon:  "I'll copoer you some in case  you lose." He laid a small stack  S>of gold nieces on the table, as  Bill lurched forward and placed his double handful of money.  The dealer's eyes, wnich had  returned to the game, quivered  upward as a clear drawl suddenly spoke over the heads of  the crowd.  "I'll bet a thousand on Bill  to win!"  The discovery that it was  Speed who had spoken astonished no one quite as much  as Maitland, who knew the  limits of his resources. The offer, had been made to the dealer, but Fallon wheeled around  with a scowl that darkened  when he recognized the speaker. Cocking his cigar, he drew  a large roll from his pocket and  slapped down a counted sum.  on the table. "There's a thousand says you're a cheap four-  flusher,"  he  said.  "Look out!" The words fell  from the dealer's lips in an involuntary murmur.  "Oh, he won't shoot," said  Fallon easily. "He's one of them,  would-be gunmen. Chews a lot  but ain't got no fangs. Ain't  got' no money neither."  Speed, in fact, had not moved  except to reach into his pocket  for money that was not there.  He had not looked for this exact result, and was still framing his next move. None the  less, his composure remained  perfect���even when, to his surprise, his fingers closed over  a wad of bills. Fortune sometimes favors the absolute gambler. This time the means of the  miracle was Garnet, who had  quietlv slipped the roll into his  pocket.  "I mean money," growled  Fallon at the  first hint of de-  by Rubrey Boyd  lay. You can't run a whisper-  in' bluff in this game."  Doubt struggled with fear in  the dealer's face when the insult was ignored. Speed walked  upto the table stripping a sheaf  of clean hundred-dollar bills  from Garnet's roll, and laid it  alongside Fallon's. Then his  eyes pinned the dealer. "You  can deal this any way you figure healthy," he said. "Only  remember   I'm backin'  Bill- to  5>  win.  The dealer's pale visage  turned paler he lowered his  head to conceal a twitching of  his mouth.  There was a craning movement of silence. A hum ran  through the crowd as the dealer lifted the shells. Fallon ripped out an oath of chagrin and  unbelief. Bill had won. Speed  picked up his own and the  other's stake, and was turning  away when Fallon called him  back.  "What I took ye for," snarled  the camp boss. "A brag and run  gambler. Put up there, fellow.  The nlav ain't through vet."  A slight twist in the corner of  Speed's mouth showed that this  was not unexpected. "No," he  said, "the play ain't through  a stretch of trail between here  and the bridge up the line that  yet, on'v it's a new game. They's  needs fixin' almighty bad. Horses and outfits has been lost on  it. You're the boss of this camp,  and you've blocked the move to  fix it because you've a big  string of mules and can take a  chance of lightin' through in  one haul. You don't give a dam  for the small, miner who has to  relay his nack over that "lew  with one horse or none. Well,  some of us figure different.  Four day's work with the camp  drafted will put the trail in  shaoe. It's the on'y chance for  a lot of the boys who've sunk  their last red to get here. You  can't run a white miner's camp  without takin' count of the  common prosrje^tor. That's rook  bottom���stampede or none. If  vou doubt it. Fallon, and want  to gamble, I'll bet you this ver  thousand the camp ain't back  of ve."  The stillness in the canyon  was complete, save for the  gush of the river. Quietlv as the  words had been spoken, thev  had touched every instinct of  the crowd at once.  Shrewd ma "Hoe curled Faxon's  eves. "I'll, take your bet." he  said. "These men know what a  delay would mean. If you think  .you can halt 'em, the ir'ea will  cost you a thousand and some-  trrr��g more."  Now that it. had an outlet, the  resoon^e of t>��> crowd broVo  loo^e. "I'm yr+h vou. brother"  a man called out. to Sneer".  "That's talkm' ..." P"d s'm'iar  endorsements mounted over the  vo'00?  of dissent.  "Hold on." barked Fallon.  above the tumult. " and swivel  your muzzle-loadm' brains on  what this crook's nlavin<* for.  Who is he? Where's b�� from?  Blowed into camp two days ago  Wm. McFADDEN  Optometrist  510   West   Hastings  Street  VANCOUVER  at  s  EACH  Examinations   -  Fittings  a busted drifted; now he's  flashing money. Ever meet a  'fixer' on the gold trails? Well,  the inside crowd in the Yukon  is working hard to plaster  ever' good location before the  stampede arrives, and here's a  slick frame to freeze you out."  The argument was far-drawn  but cunningly gauged to an  audience of credulous, impat-  tient, gold-fevered men.  Speed parried it promptly.  "That won't hold gravel," he  declared. "The river don't  freeze till the first week in October. Four days won't hurt  much that margin, and most of  the camp will gain time on a  good trail."  "What you ain't primed to answer," returned Fallon, "is who  you are and what you're doin'  here with that bunch of money  and no outfit."  The outlaw creased a cigarette paper. "You're switchin'  your bet," he said evenly. "The  question is whether the boys  want to make a trail. But if you  want to talk personal���how  does it come that a man who's  so all-fired anxious to see ever  one get to Dawson, spends his  time makin' this miner drunk  and persuadin' him to bust his-  self at a skin game. Another is  that coward's lick you took at  the kid a while back." The cool  temerity of the challenge held  the crowd in a spell. "You ask  where I come from," Speed  continued. "I come from a state  where a man low enough to do  a thing like that would be booted out of camp of horse  thieves."  To Be Continued  wn^p   s^oiTT . . .  ON THE CONTRARY  Continued from Page 4  then the government might  the whole set-up in the  just as well take control of  name of humanity and the  Canadian people.  We have lost faith in a  business world which controls and governs our economy through the sum of individual selfishnesses.  Vulcanizing synthetic  tubes a speciality!  Automobile Accessories  and Repairs  f<-OfQ!M_%  Garden  Bay Cafe  ���  SANDWICHES  SHORT ORDERS  DINNERS  WEEKDAYS:���  11 A.M to 12 midnite  SUNDAYS:���  11 A.M. to  9   P.M.  BUS STOP HERE  "Prompt Attention To Mail Orders!"  * RESTMORE FURNITURE:  Beds, Springs, Mattresses  j( General Electric APPLIANCES:  Radios, Refrigerators &  Washing Machines  it FURNITURE: Occasional Tables, Cedar Chests, Lamps etc  ORAN'S FURNITURE  ��i*  WESTVIEW, B. C. - Phone 230  I  Wm.  UNION  STEAMSHIP  LIMITED  SECHELT,   B. C.  RETAIL STORE  A LARGE STOCK OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE  ALWAYS AVAILABLE  9 FRESH MEATS & VEGETABLES  ��  HARDWARE & DRYGOODS  Q WOMEN'S DRESSES  ��  Our Prices Are Reasonable/  _ - *��� ��� - - -      Atw^  ^S^SS��5  ^*���t7#^^*T^*s��1__��^^^  AGUICulft:^ Jbntisii  Columbia's second industry, has assisted with comprehensive,r. legislation and far-reaching planning.  $500,000 has been provided for the purchase of machinery to enable farmers to clear their land. Tax  exemptions on all farm improvements benefit every farmer, fruit-grower and dairyman. Irrigation problems are being reviewed in order to alleviate financial difficulties*  RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ��� The B. C. Power Commission, established by the Coalition Government, is the most significant contribution to the economic development entire history. Its application will bring higher standards of living to rural areas and will aid in the establishment  of new industries and employment.  EDUCATION ��� For teachers in rural areas of B. C. the highest minimum salaries in Canada have been  established. Aid is now being given to municipalities and school districts for educational costs and construction of school buildings. A major expansion programme, totalling $5,000,000, for the University  of British Columbia has already been started. The Cameron Commission of Education appointed by the  Coalition Government has now completed its report.  FINANCE���During the war the provincial revenues have increased very considerably. Under the wise  administration of the Coalition Government, British Columbia has made a major financial contribution  to the war effort. It has maintained all essential services, yet has instituted many new and progressive  measures. It has built up cash reserves and credits which are now available for its reconstruction programme.  '���     These are but a few of the achievements of four years of Coalition Government ��� the record of an  honest and aggressive Administration.  ���     British Columbia cannot afford to embark upon any new form of government under untried leadership.  ���: * ��������������� ;.'������'���  On Thursday, October 25th, Election Day,  OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  Published by the British Columbia Coalition Organization.  429 HON. JOHN HART  Premier of British Columbia  and Minister of Finance  HON. R. L. MAITLAND, K.C.  Attorney-General of  British Columbia  YEARS OF GOOD GOVERNMENT  The Coalition Government of British Columbia was formed in 1941. Throughout four difficult years it  has not only co-operated to the utmost limit with the national war effort, but it has maintained high standards of provincial administration and laid the foundations for a better tomorrow.  At the forthcoming election, the Coalition Government will appeal to the people for a mandate t$ carry  on. It will seek support on the basis of its record^and offer a continuation of its programme of sound  progressive administration.  These are the highlights oi thai record:  SOCIAL SERVICES ��� This Government has managed its finances well aitd, despite heavy war costs, has  advanced every phase of its social services. Old age pensioners now receive up to $60 per month per couple*  Pensions for mothers and their dependents and allowances for unemployables have been increased. Hospitalization and medical treatment benefits have been extended.  LABOR'S POSITION ��� B. C.'s Coalition Government has led the way in giving Labor the charter it  sought ��� freedom to organize and collective bargaining. Workmen's Compensation, because of recent  amendments, is the best in America. Wages are generally higher and working conditions are better than  in any other province.  VETERAN'S ASSISTANCE ��� The Coalition Government is giving every possible aid within its authority to veterans. One million acres of fertile land have been set aside for their use under the Veterans* Land  Act.  Veterans have been given preference in all provincial civil service appointments. These ��� and many  yo^iKj^gg ft^ of Veterans  J PAGE 8  THE COAST NEWS. Halfmoon Bay, B. C.;  _ Wednesday, September 26* 1945  tShe (Boast K^uis  MORE ABOUT . . .  '9  ADV  3 Lines  (15 Words)  for 35c     3 Insertions  (same ad)  60c  gxtra 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���  4 Male and 5 female canaries  and aviary. Also 12 turkeys,  four 1-year old and nine 6-mos.  old. Mrs. R. H. Hammond, Wilson  Creek, B. C. 11  Waterfront lots and acreage adjoining Wakefield Inn, at Sechelt. Harry A Erickson, 942 W.  Pender   Street,   Vancouver,    tf  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 and 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���  AH 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. Wall, 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, Half-  moon 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   FRAMING���  Send your enlargements, photos, certificates to us for expert framing at low cost. Prices  before job is done, if you wish.  Cranberry Hardware, Powell  River, B. C.  FOR SALE���  Young pigs for sale. S. Tyson,  Wilson Creek. 11  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.  ROOFING   PAPER   SPECIAL!  Double rolls, will cover 200  square feet, $2 per roll; rubber-  oid, 1-ply, $1.35; 2-ply, $1.70; 3-  ply, $2.15. Heavy mineralized  roofing paper in red and grey-  green, $2.65 roll. Also patent  roofing shingles, cheap. MAIN  MACHINERY & METAL CO,  943 Main St., Vancouver,   B.C.  FOR SALE���  Pedigree Chin Chin rabbits. 5  does, 1 buck, 17 young, two  litters expected. Value of rabbits at 6 weeks $28 each. Will  sell, all for $600, including lVz  to 2 tons hay, 1 double hutches  with galvanized trays, roll of  new wire valued at $45. Reason  for selling, moving. R. H. Hammond,   Wilson  Creek. 9  SHOP by MAIL  from  Powell Stores Ltd  Powell River, B. C.  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  Continued  from  Page 3  inch galvanized pipe would do  the work without effort, with  the help of an electric or gasoline pump. The same thing applies to distributing feed and  cleaning out pens���a litter carrier on tracks is much faster  and easier than pushing a  wheelbarrow.  Carrying water to growing  stock on the range is a heavy  chore and involves time and effort. A few lengths of half-inch  galvanized pipe laid on the  ground for the summer wi]l  save hours spent in hauling water. The pipes can be uncoupled  and removed at the end of the  raising season.  'True, these necessities���and  they are neccesities and not luxuries���have been hard, and in  some cases almost impossible,  to obtain of late years. Do not  forget, though, that if a poultry farmer intends to stay in  business he must adopt modern  methods in his business just as  much as an automobile manufacturer uses them in his. If he  doesn't, his costs will be too  high and his financial year will  end "in the red."  Rural electrification is expanding rapidly and this will  help in many ways to adopt labor-saving equipment such as  running water, lights, feed mixers, etc. The comparatively good  returns from poultry during the  r>ast two or three vears have,  in most cases, enabled poultry  farmers to make some provision  HALF MOON BAY  W.  Sutherland,  Correspondent  Mr. R. B. Walker and family  arrived on his boat "Vagabond"  on Tuesday, Sept. 18, en route  to Vancouver. Mr. Walker recently injured his right hand  in a boat collision at Wells Pass  and although improving, the  thumb is still in Splints.  Pte. Arm Dennison and his  wife are holidaying for a couple  of weeks at Half Moon Bay.  They are visiting his sister, Mrs.  Viola Mare.  Mr. and Mrs. Jack Farnden  of Powell River spent a few  days at "Hydaway", visiting  Mr.  and Mrs. J.   Sutherland.  Mr. Dan McKenzie of Pender Harbour is believed to have  drowned in Schooner Pass,  Rivers Inlet, on Saturday, September 15th. His boat was found  drifting with no one aboard.  Rev. H. H. K. Greene, brother of Alan Greene, both of  the Columbia Coast Mission,  was a recent visitor to Half  Moon Bay. where he is acquainted with many old-timers.  Well-known  Insurance  Man Visits Peninsula  HALF MOON BAY���Mr. Arne  Roos, coast organizer for the  Monarch Life'Assurance Co, arrived here on Tuesday, Sept.  18, to spend a few days with  Ernie Pearson, who represents  the Company in the Sechelt  Peninsula through the Parr-  Pearson Agency office at Half  Moon Bay.  Mr. Roos, who is one of the  star salesmen for the Company,  is well-known along the B. C.  Coast and renders insurance  service to all the small villages,  logging camps, canneries, etc.,  from Vancouver to Ocean Falls.  While visiting Half Moon Bay  he will assist in the sales and  service calls to the many policy  holders in the area, and is interested in making new ac-  auaintances among prospective  clients.  for improvements such as these  when materials-are made available by the diminishing demand  for metals for war purposes. A  good way���the best way���to  "salt down" these earmarked  funds is in Victory Bonds.  These government bonds will be  ready to pay for your electric  pump or litter carrier at any  time when they are available.  Of course, there are many  other factors that enter into the  picture if a poultry farmer  would make a success of his  business. There is the selection  of stock for instance. This is  probably most important, for  unless your chickens are well-,  bred, healthy and vigorous, the  most modern methods in the  world will not help pay the feed  bill. Buy the best stock���hatching eggs, chicks and pullets.  Buy the best feed-^poor feed is  costly too.  Practice sanitation at all  times. Mortality is the poultry-  man's highest cost���dead chickens pay no  dividends.  SELMA PARK  SHOPPE  Dolly Jonas  A Complete  Hairdressing  Service  Phone   for  Appointments  BOB GRAHAM  TRANSFER  ���������  General Trucking  ��� WOOD  Service   Vfith   A  Smile!  Gibson's Landing  ���f,  P  "A Place I Like To Buy From!"  WW taker's  Trading Post  GENERAL MERCHANTS  Davis Bay - - WILSON CREEK  Pioneer Rode  On First Train  SECHELT���The W. A. of the  Canadian Legion received a  letter from its honorary president, Mrs. Jane Nickson, who  recently passed her 90th birthday "and is still younger than  most of us." She never misses  a meeting, usually walking to  and from the hall, a distance of  more than two miles. The letter says:  "I really had a wonderful  time with a lot of old timers,  a last ride in the old CPR engine from Heatley Avenue in  Vancouver to the CPR station*  Our train was filled with ol��  ladies in oldtime costumes, and  the men who brought in the  first train to Vancouver, also  some who came from the east.  "Thousands of neople lined  the tracks from Heatley Ave.  to the station. We were taken  to the Pavilion at the park for  a lovely lunch and after that  to Allenbugh Point, where the  Salvation Army held a fine  r^vVp on the spot where they  hp1^ their first service years &  v��^r.��a agr>. The Sally Ann band,  the City Band. Bov' Band ail  a lot of wonderful speakers,  so-v-iq  from  England.  "Then we went to the Oval  where a good concert was held,  also games, and then back to  the Pavilion for dinner, where  6f>0 sat down. Then came the  ta^es  of long ago.  Mr. Cottrell. of the CPR,  gave the deeds of the old engine to Mai or Mathews, of the  Arrives Dept.  "WhUe there I raet t>e fir |L  girl who ever worked for me.  She is an old' lady now: I dVi  not remember ' her until she  spoke to me of old times "  Thank you, Mrs. Nickson!  We salute vou. both for vour  oioneennff spirit and the thines  vou still do. You will alwp/s  be our first lady���90 years  young!  Alice   Amelia  French  kleindale;  Mrs.  C. Harper, Correspondent  l\  I  fiift  I  _��*  ft:  ��,;  ff  i  p  k  m  I  I  p  1  Capt. E. S.. Wilkes of West  Coast Shipyards, Vancouver,  has purchased a tract of land  here and expectts to begin the  construction of his house in the  near future.  Betty Gold and Raymond  Phillips, recent graduates to the  High School, are now continuing their, studies at Pender  Harbor Superior School.  Two High School correspondence students, Velma Harris  EUid Corehe Klein, are carrying  on the Sunday School work  here in cooperation with Mr.  Harford. The girls, only yet in  their early 'teens; are making  a splendid beginning in this  worthy cause.  SKUNKS AS  GUESTS  ������������ .NOT SO GOOD!  HALF MOON BAY���-September seems to be the month for  the skunks to come forth in full  strength. It may be that, like  the other country dwellers they  then find time to do their visiting. We had a visitor ourselves  the other day, a nice baby one,  and quite independent. It came  along within a couple of feet  of us/ with all the self-assurance of an alderman. We didn't  mind, having learned long ago  the etiquette of such occasions,  but we have an initiated kitten  now whose interest in the pretty little visitor was hard to discourage.  Mrs. Viola Mare was having  trouble too. Hers was jammed  into a pile of firewood at her  kitchen door,- and arguing the  position in its own inimitable  manner. Vi says that she got  desperate and went for the gun,  but she couldn't remember  which eve to close so she didn't  shoot. Taking all things into  consideration, perhaps it is just  as well. &  E-Xi'j Wednesday, September 26, 1945.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 9  W. J. Griffith, Correspondent  h  The usual scramble for the  fall runs of pink and" chum salmon is getting under  way.  Those noticed recently at Eg-  mont were Capt. Norman Sil-  vey, commanding the salmon  purse-seiner "Rose City", and  Capt. H. Page, owner and operator of the seiner "Faith P."  i John H. West, owner and operator of the salmon tr oiler  f "Skeena Chief" has just return-  I ed fom the northern trollinV  l grounds and reports a very  good season.  Georgie Page, who took over  the fishpacker "Brechin II" and  re-named it "Miss Jervis" and  is busy packing fall fish.  Miss K. Beamish recently  paid her parents, Mr. and Mrs.  Imer Beamish, a, visit". Miss  Beamish is a member of the  RCAF (WD) and is stationed  on the Atlantic coast.  Sgt. David Hume and Mrs.  Hume, both of the RCAF, visited with Mrs. Hume's mother,  Mrs. W. J. Griffith.  Mr. Joseph Warman, the new  owner of the Egmont general  store, is* making considerable  alterations and improvements  and has greatly improved the  stock in his store.  ROBERTS  CREEK  ' Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Reeves  have moved into their new  home on the Hall Road.  GEO. CORMACK  GENERAL MERCHANT  HALFMOON BAY, B. C.  NOTARY PUBLIC  t  For Sale .  CHOICE  WATERFRONT  LOTS  At Porpoise   Bay  50 Feet wide, 300 feet long  $300.  A. CRUCIL  SECHELT, B. C.  FOR BETTER  SERVICE . . . SEE  ft. D. BREWIS  REAL ESTATE  OPERATOR  ertorme  At  WAKEFIELD     INN  COFFEE SHOP  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.  SECHELT���An heirloom pendant worn by her grandmother as a bride many years ago  was the only ornament worn by  Freda, only daughter of Mr.  and Mrs. Dave Rumley, when  she became the bride of Mr.  Harold Walden, son of Mr. and  Mrs. G. Walden of Alert Bay,  in a" pretty ceremony in St.  Hilda's Anglican Church, Se'-  chelt, on September 15th, with  Rev. J.  Snowden officating.  Gowned in shimmering white  sheer with shoulders and neckline outlined with silver sequins, the bride's court-length  veil was held by a sweetheart  headdress, and she carried Rapture roses and carnations. Mrs.  Agnes Wright, as matron of  honor, was gowned in formal-  length deep pink with crinoline chapeau, and her bouquet  was of pink and white carnations and asters. Miss Viola  Lund, as bridesmaid, wore a  formal-length gown of delph  blue with a crinoline chapeau,  and carried a bouquet of pink  and white asters and carnations.  The bride's small cousin, Betty Salter, was flower girl, dressed in an old-fashioned princess  gown of gold with black velvet  ribbons and poke bonnet to  match. Mr. Bert Walden was  best man, and Mr. Harry Rum-  ley acted as usher. Mrs. David  Wilson played the nuptial music.  After a reception at the Sechelt Pavilion, the young couple  PORT  MELLON  Violet Sireeter  Mrs. E. Luske and sons Kenneth and Leonard, of Biggar,  Sask., were holidaying recently  with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Facer  and daughter.  Mr. and Mrs. A. Fata and  Miss Betty Allison, Vancouver,  were ..visitors to Mr. and Mrs.  C.  Haines  and  family.  The Women's Service Club  held their first meeting of the  season on Sept. 12. Many problems were discussed.  Port Mellon athletics have  started their fall activities.  Many of our badminton players were present at the opening games.  Mrs. James Home has been  holidaying   in  Vancouver.  Messrs. J. A. Auld, D. G. Dris-  coll, H. C. Lange and L. C.  Courier, directors of the Sorg  Pulp Co., ��� from Middletown,  Ohio, were recent visitors. A  dinner in their honor was held  at the Company staff house on  Sept. 13, with Mr. H. Lewis,  Mr. C. Belden, Mr. Fred Davies  and the staff present. Accompanying her husband on the  trip was Mrs. Courier.  Mr. R. M. Christensen, of the  RCEME, Bella Coola, surprised  his sister, Mrs. D. Rhodes, with  a visit. Mr. Christensen has  served two and a half years  with the armed forces.  GIBSON'S HALL  Every Week.  Watch for the  Posters!   Shorts,  News,   and  Feature Photoplay  left for Vancouver, where the  honeymoon will be spent. For  going away, the bride wore a  ���Yukon blue ensemble with  brown accessories.  Peggy Clayton Weds  Maurice  Hemstreet  In Pretty Fall Rites  SECHELT���St. Hilda's Anglican Church was the scene of  a pretty wedding on Sept. 9th,  when Margaret (Peggy), elder  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. S.  Clayton, became the bride of  Mr. Maurice Hemstreet, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hemstreet  of Walcott, B.C. Rev. J. Snowden officiated.  The bride wore an afternoon-  length two-piece dress of Autumn brown silk figured in  cream, with brown hat and  matching accessories, and her  corsage was of Talisman roses,  maidenhair fern and white  heather. Her only attendant,  her sister Phyllis, chose ac-  quamarine silk, with a matching hat and accessories and a  corsage of pink carnations.  Mr. Graham Collison was best  man, and the bride was given  in marriage by her father. Mr.  Horace Walton Brooker presided at the organ.  After a reception at the Sechelt Pavilion, the couple left  for a honeymoon to be spent  at Williams Lake, the bride  wearing a heather tweed suit  with hat and accessories to  match.  Legion Auxiliary  Holds First of Fail  Social Gatherings  SECHELT���A very enjoyable  evening was spent in the Canadian Legion Hall recently  when the W. A. to the Legion  held the first of the winter  series of social evenings. Whist  and bingo was enjoyed, the ladies' first prize being won by  Mrs. Fletcher, a guest staying  at Glendalough, and the gentleman's first prize by Sgt. Bernard, just back from overseas  and a guest of Mr. and Mrs.  Fred Archer. Consolation prize  was won by Mrs. Gowland. The  convenors were Comrade W. J.  Mayne and Mrs. Wheeler. The  next one will be held October  17th.  DAVIS   BAY  Mt*s. G. Cormack  Correspondent  Km  Mr. and Mrs. A. Cawley of  Sunset Inn left on September  19 for Vancouver and Bralorne.  They expect to be away two  w'eeks, and will be guests at the  Mrs. L. Davis, Correspondent  FO and Mrs. H. Granger  have returned to Vancouver  after a visit at the Bay.  Miss Vera Edwardson has  been home for a short visit, at  Pender Harbour.  Miss Eileen Eidt is a guest  with Mrs-.  Sparling.  Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Sher-  ward returned to Vancouver  after a week spent at Garden  Bay.  Mrs. Elvie Burnett and Mrs.  Ray Mulhall have returned to  Vancouver   after  visiting here.  Shows on Tuesday nights at  Irvine's Landing are attracting  good   crowds.  Saturday night's dance had  a fairly good turnout of people  from  the district.  Hrs. Lloyd Davis left this  week to spend a few days in  Vancouver.  BEFORE  MAY BE BUILT  PERMITS NEEDED  HALF MOON BAY���Chimneys,  when not properly constructed, are dangerous fire hazards  and can be the cause of considerable property damage and  even loss of life. In order to  prevent the installation of faulty chimneys, permits must now  be obtained for their construction. This regulation is enforced no matter where one lives.  The necessary permit can be  obtained from Constable Ayl-  ward, who is local Assistant  Fire Marshal. Constable Ayl-  ward can also supply booklets  giving specifications for construction of safe chimneys.  home of Mrs. Cawley's brother,  Mr. and Mrs. C. Ashmore, at  Bralorne.  Mr. and Mrs. S. Pritchard  are still holidaying at their  summer home. They had recently as their guest Mr. Pritch-  ards sister, Mrs. A. S. Waters of  Cloverdale.   .  Mrs. T. Mahon of North Vancouver, is a guest of her daughter, Mrs. R. F. Whitaker, and  Mr. Whitaker.  LAST REMEDY  ack  of candy,  cigarettes,  ice  cream,  etc., threatens  to drive  some druggists back to selling  drugs.  DAFFYNITION  Puncture���small hole that  appears about six miles from  the nearest garage.  PHOTOGRAPHY  Gordon Ballentine  Studio:   Gibson's   Landing  PORTRAITS  -   CHILDREN  Weddings,   Commercial,   etc.  Call or write ilor information  and  appointment  WALLY   GRAHAM  Gibson's  Landing  Monuments  ��� Flowers  \  FILM ENTERTAINMENT  -EACH WEEK-  IRVINE'S LANDING ��� HALF  MOON BAY  SECHELT  and ROBERTS  CREEK  Sept. 25-28 "A LADY TAKES A CHANCE"  Oct. 2-5   "HOUSE ACROSS THE BAY"  PACIFIC mOBILE moviES  SECHELT  LENDING  LIBRARY  and GIFT SHOP  New Books Added  as   published  Hand-Made   Gifts  H  Library   Dues:   50c  Month  ESSO GASOLINE  MARVELUBE   OIL  ���  Get the best out of your  high-speed motors!  Fill up here with Premium  Ethyl Gasoline.  Hose  delivery from  float to boat!  W. P. PIEPER  Irvine's Landing  Pender Harbour  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  AFTER DANCES  DROP  IN  AT  THE  S_.CH_.LT  TEA ROOM  FOR    LIGHT   SNACKS  DINNERS and  AFTERNOON TEAS  4_?    _��    ^b_f  SECHELT, B. C. PAGE 10.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday, September 26, 1945  ? * * *���."  Margaret MacKenzie acted as  bridesmaid, and chose an aquamarine gown. Both carried bouquets of rose pink chrysanthemums and gladioli.  Mr. Robert McAdam supported the groom. Ushers were  PO. Glen Gibson and Mr. Dennis Blunden.  Madame Edythe Lever Hawes  was  soloist for  the   ceremony.  A reception was held at the  Shaughnessy Golf Club, following which the couple left for  Vancouver Island, where their  honeymoon was spent. On their  return they took up residence  in West Vancouver.  ��� The bride's uncle is Mr. Hilton Tait of Half Moon Bay, and  a cousin, Mr. Francis French,  resides at' Secheltv  FLORIDA  HAS  SOMETHING!  Five, out of the last eight  Kentucky Derby winners were  trained in Florida, at the Hia-  leah track. They were Lawrin  in 1938, Shutout in 1942, Whirl-  away in 1941, Pensive in 1944  and Hoop Jr. in 1945.  HAPPY  BIRTHDAY!  SECHELT���We understand that  Mrs. Frederckson, hostess at  the Inn, had a birthday recently when several friends called  in the evening. Though it is a  little late, we would like to  wish her many happy returns!  Mrs. H. B. Winn, of Gibson's  Landing, has left to enjoy a  well-earned vacation- at Lake  Louise, Alberta. She travelled  via the Okanagan, and is staying at Deer Lodge.  MR. & MRS. ARTHUR MAITLAND TWIGG  !jr  omson  Rites  bf Wide Interest to  A wedding* of wide interest both at Sechelt, Po.well  River, and other coast points, took place September 1 at  Ryerson Church, Vancouver, when Betty, elder daughter  of CSM and Mrs. John B. Thomson became the bride of Mr.  Arthur Maitland Twigg, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Twigg  of Campbell River. The ceremony was performed by Rev.  E. D. Braden.  The bride's parents are well  known in the paper industry;  CSM Thomson was formerly a  secretary to the resident manager at Powell River, and has  been a prisoner since the fall  of Hong   Kong.  Given in marriage by her  grandfather, T. Frank Pater-  son, the  bride wore    a    court-  length white' satin gown en  train and her beautiful full  length tulle veil, a gift of her  aunt's, was held by a monk's  cap of orange blossoms. She  carried rapture roses, white  sweet peas,' and  freezias. .������������,.���'  As her sister's maid of honor, Miss Pauline Thomson was  f rocked     in    rose-pink.      Miss  Serving  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  Foot of Carrall Street  LAND  SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR ALLOTMENT, FINANCIAL  ASSISTANCE AND OWNERSHIP OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA LANDS.  Many ex-servicemen want to settle on the land, either as  full-time farmers, as commercial fishermen, as fur farmers or  on small holdings near some centre where work is available.  To assist them as f ari as possi^  of Lands has placed a reserve oh all lands of the Prbviitcev  which reserve will b<e released on any suitable parcel of land  desired by a veteran.  ��� ���     -j'   <. ''  The Department has further set aside one million acres of-  land, mostly in Central British Columbia, for selection by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, which will be given to that Department for the iise of British Columbia veterans as and when  desired;  The "Veterans' Land Act" of the Dominion Government  provides for financial assistance to veterans who wish to take up  farming, commercial fishing or fur farming as a part- or full-  time occupation.  To those members of the Allied Forces who held homestead  or pre-emption records before enlistment the Government of the  Province is prepared to give a Crown grant to the land without  further payments or duties on the part of the ex-serviceman. To  secure this benefit an application must be made within one year  from the conclusion of the war/Special concessions are made to  ex-servicemen and war mariners with regard to taxes whereby  no taxes are payable on pre-emptions or homesteads for five  years after entry unless Crown granted before that time.  Furthermore, an ex-serviceman may take up a pre-emption  free of all fees or payments for improvements on the area. This  provision applies to pre-emptions taken up on or after September  3,1939.  For full information on these matters applications should be  made to the Superintendent of Lands.  Department of Lands and Forests  Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.  Hon. E: T. Kenney, Minister

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