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 PROVINCIAL LIBRARY  IORI&  t.v^-iVJNClAL.  PUB-iXSZ-BD B_" THE   COAST NEWS,   ZiIfiXZTES  Business Office: Half Moon Bay, S. C.      .rational Advertising Office: Powell Biver, B.  C.  Serving-  a  Progressive   &   Growing  Area on B.  C.'s  Southern  Coast  Covers   Sechelt,   Gibson's    Landing,  Port   Mellon,  Woodfi'bre,   Squamish  Irvine's Landing, Half Moon Bay    *  Hardy   Island,  Pender  Harbour  Wilson   Creek,    Roberts    Creek  Grantham's   Landing,    Egmont,  Hopkin's    Landing,     Brackendale  Cheekeye,  etc.  HALF MOON. BAY, B; C, Wednesday, October 10th, 1945        5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  Vol. 1, No. 13  Thieves Take $  HALF MOON BAY���This quiet  little village suffered its first  serious theft for some time on  Sunday night, when a number  of logging blocks valued at ap-.  proximately $800.00 were stolen from the government wharf.  The blocks were the property  of Cook and Volen, logging  contractors.  It appeared that persons in  a boat had committed the theft,  since there was a well-defined  track left on the ramp where  one of the big blocks had been  rolled down on the sheave.  The blocks, newly painted,,  left traces of green paint oh the  float where they had been put  ��n the boat.    ;X,��*:\,  HAROLD PEARSON  DIES WHILE IN ARMY  ON OVERSEAS DUTY  HALF MOON BAY���News has  been received  by Ernie and  * Harold Pearson that their sec-  > on'd^youngest brother died over-  , seas some, time in September.  The cause of death is not yet  ;. known.   He   served   for  more-  ���tion in North Africaf Sicily, It-  f aly and Belgium/  , , The news of his death is the  i. first word received regarding  ty him for several ; months, al-  I though the family had been ex-  ^ pecting to hear of his return  I Home at any time.  Women's Institute  Hen Parties Prove  IInteresting  ' GIBSONS^LANPrnj^^winpst,  ^enjoyable afternoon whist  drive was held September 27th  j in the Legion Hall at Gibson's.  It featured "For Ladies Only"  and caused much fun and many  quips for and against our male  1 population.  Ten tables were in play,   the  ! winners being   Mrs.   D. Chatt,  \ Mrs.*Chas. Tretheway, and Mrs.  i D. Lefler (consolation.)  ,   Prizes were    presented    and  CLOSING DRIVE  The Committee in charge of  the Salvation Army drive is  anxious to close its books, and  requests that any peninsula  collectors who have donations  on hand for this fund send  them in immediately to the unit chairman. His address is-^-  John Mclntyre,  Powell River, B. C.  Official receipts will be forwarded immediately.  Pulp Mills Get  Night Wages Up  PAYMENT of a premium of  three cents an hour for night  shift work in four B.C. pulp  and paper mills has been approved by the (National War  Labor Board, it was/announced  in Ottawa last week. The companies concerned are the Powell  River Co., Pacific Mills, B. C.  Pulp & Paper Co., and Sorg  Pulp Co. at Port Mellon.  The decision has established  a new principle in approving  payment of night- premiums.  The companies and the trade  unions concerned had asked  permission to pay workers on  night shifts a premium of three  cents an hour in a joint application made to; the B. C. War  ?%LabojfeI^  P&8&0?n^^  miunis had not been; paid in  the past, and as the companies  were not engaged in war work,  approval could not be given. An  appeal was then taken to the  national board.  The national board said that  under certain circumstances  authority might be given for  night premiums in non-war industries. In this case the application was the result of collective bargaining and the premium plan appeared "fair and  reasonable."  The premium, however,: is  hot to be added tb wage rates  in calculating overtime.  *   *^*      '3$  *&  u  ���4  * *  WEDDING IN LONDON  GIBSON'S.LANDING���ACl Alfred S. Winn, RCAF, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Winn, was married Saturday, September 15 in London, England, to Pte. Jean Hig-  giiis, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Higgins, Stoke-on-  Trent. AC1 Winn was born and educated at Gibson's Landing, and his parents have been in charge of the Government telephone office here for a number of years.  Is Labor Member .  Ilat TlifOfrtst>  States Election Policy  LABOR'S aims, particularly in respect to improved labor  legislation, can best be served by a legislative representative who is a member of the party in power and not  "an outsider looking in". With this assertion, W. V. "Pat".  Thomson, Coalition candidate for Mackenzie riding, prefaced his post-nomination statement to the local press in  dealing with the labor plank in his party's platform.  Thomson, a past-president of     democratic way of doing things  GIBSON'S LANDING��� This  district's ARP was formally  disbanded at a final meeting  and social gathering in the Legion Hall at Gibson's on September 26th.  With the coming of peace, the  need for civilian protection has  to all intent become nil. The  Gibson's district was large, covering the area from Hopkin's,  through Grantham's, Gibson's,  the Headlands and Gower  Point, ending in the west at the  Cemetery corner.  Enrolment was large, there  being  68 registered  members.  At the final meeting community singing and solos were  heard on the entertainment side  of the evening, following that  certificates were presented to  the members by William Haly  local ARP chairman, who expressed appreciation of the fine  work done by the member.  Refreshments brought a pleasant evening to a close.  RED  CROSS GROUP  SPONSORS UNRRA  CLOTHING DRIVE  ROBERTS CREEK��� The Red  Cross committee is sponsoring the collection of used clothing for the relief of European  people. Mrs.. H. G. Findlay is  chairman of the committee, and  depots for the collection of all  clothing donated are the Red  Cross cottage near the wharf,  the house next to the post office, or bundles may be left at  the  East   Roberts   School.  Remember���they     can  what you can spare.  Father Carries  Tois to  wxear  refreshments served.  It is to be hoped that the ladies enjoy these afternoon parties enough to warrant their  continuance through the winter season. A hearty invitation  is extended to ladies wishing to  join the fun. Newcomers are  always welcome at the Women's Institute meetings.  I^apermakers' Local 142, is making his first bid for public office in the fothcomipg election  as the major opponent to Herbert Gargrave of Vancouver,  CCF candidate.  "Since entering the contest/'  Mr. Thomson fold the Coast  News, "I have been asked why  I am a Coalitionist. In the first  place, it's .a free country���and  let's hope we keep if that way.  As *a worker and trade unionist, I am a firm believer in the  ���and this applies to labor's interests in particular. I feel that  this is one time when we must  support a government whose  record of achievement is acknowledged by the press, the  public and responsible labor  leaders as one if not the most  progressive in the dominion.  This has been achieved through  the co-operation and hard work  of our trade unions and the  Coalition Government's labor-  Continued on Page 5  HALFMOON BAY���Ernie Keen  and four of his youngest children   narrowly    escaped   being  burned  to   death   at  Halfmoon  Bay    when    their    home    was  burned to the ground about  3  o'clock   Tuesday   morning.  The  cause of the fire is unknown.  Keen carried his two youngest children to safety from the  front  of  the  house,  while  the  two   oldest  boys  escaped  from"  the rear. Mrs. Keen was visiting her parents,  Mr.  and Mrs.  J.   North  of  Gibson's Landing,  at the time.  Nothing was saved from the  house. Donations of clothing  and furniture would be appreciated.  LPP and SOCIAL CREDITER ENTER MACKENZIE RACE A T^LASt MINUTE;  SUGGESTION OF LPP-CCF MARRIAGE  TWO "surprise" nominations Thursday made a definite  field of four candidates in the coming provincial election. Filing papers just prior to the close of nominations  were the Labor-Progressive and Social Credit parties, who  entered S. Coray Campbell and W. F< Mulligan respectively.  Mr. Campbell is a prominent Vancouver trades unionist,  and Mr. Mulligan, at present an army sergeant,^was the  Social Credit candidate in the recent federal election.  Social   Credit  representatives    CCF discuss with us the possih-  here have not yet made any  official election statement, and  the plans for Mulligan's campaign, are hot yet known. Mr.  Campbell visited here! last week  to file-his nomination papers  and discuss plans with local  LPP followers. /  yln a prepared press state-  ment, Mr. John Gibson, representing Campbell's election  committee, said that the LPP  is "willing and desirous thai the  ility of forming a combination  that can defeat the Coalition  candidate. Failing to reach such  common agreement with the  ���IfJCFithe LPP wi%campaignin  the constituency and offer our  candidate and program as the  only alternative to the Harf-  Maiiland forces."  Seeking aii interpretation of  this part of Gibson's statement,  The Coast News interviewed  Garry Harris, president of the  Powell   River   LPPjswho   said  that if some sort of UQity with  the  CCF  can  be   readied,  theN  LPP is willing to withd%iw its  candidate. He did not think that  Campbell had much chance to N  win the Mackenzie seat. Camp- "���  bells' nomination was moved by  Gibson and seconded by Harris.  Gibson's   statement   declared,  'The LPP is proud of its efforts  during the war years in its fight  for all-out production for the  fighting front. Today it leads  the struggle in ^he fight for reconversion and the right to  work.  "The unholy alliance with the  Tbrys that Premier-Hart has  foisted upon the electorate in  the form of the reactionary Coalition,  if reelected,  will spell  disaster for the Province. The  CCF up until now have persis-  ^ntly refused to discuss the  matter of any form of unity  Wiethe LPP. They hope that  a long-suffering public will fi-  v'nally 'get fed up with the Hart-  Maitlajid government and turn  to the CC#: This policy, if'coh-  1_nued,;''W]^also spell disaster  forvthe provirice.  It is ,knowii v;|hat a meeting  of several CCF supporters, but  not party members, was held  Thursday nigh$"j^hieft. the LPP  candidate and some ofvhis committee, attended. Discussion of  pary unity took place, but the  outcome of the meeting was not  made public.  CANDIDATES BUSY  Both Pat Thomson, Coalition  candidate, and Herbert Gargrave,' CCF entry, are busy  touring the riding. Mr. Thomson  has named L. A. "Tish" Schon  of Westview as' his campaign  manager and Joe Miller as his  official agent. He and Mr. Schon  left Friday for Ocean Falls to  visit the northern part of the  riding.  Prior to his return from Vancouver on Wednesday of last  week, Mr. Thomson had the  honor to be chairman of the^  opening Coalition rally in the  Hotel Vancouver, at which John  Hart and R. L. "Pat" Maitland,  Coalition leaders, were the  principal speakers.  Mr. Gargrave is at present in  Ocean Falls, but is expected to  leave there this week. page 2  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday, October 10th, X945  Mhz (Boast $zws  ADVERTISING  3 Lines (15 Words) for 35c     3 Insertions (same ad) 60c  Extra words, above 15-word min., 2c each. Cash with order.  Notices,  Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c insertion  LITTLE ADS - - - BIG RESULTS!  ���*l< Mill  I^.H>  WANTED���  Piano  wanted. Apply to R.  D.  Kean,  Sechelt.   13  FOR SALE���  24-Foot troller.   Apply   H.  Da-  vies, Pender Harbour.  Waterfront lots and acreage adjoining Wakefield Inn, at Sechelt. Harry A Erickson, 942 W.  Pender  Street,   Vancouver,    tf  ' ii J.H��l ������U"1H�� in.JLUl  CffiCULEX   HEALTH UNITS  -A Circulex will give you relief  from arthritic, rheumatic or  ^neurotic pains���asthma, head-  caches, 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.  *_��_________������������i_____��____���_���__���__���������_������____���__���_���______������������������������*"i^"��������  FOR RENT���  4 Roomed house on lower road.  Close to store. Available immediately. W. B. Foley, Roberts Creek.  13  ���^���__��_W��__H��  KEYS TO OIU>ER���  All kinds of keys made to order. Send sample you wish duplicated. Muir's Hardware, at  Powell River (Westview) B.C.  FOR SALE  2 Model T Ford rear ends. Mrs.  S. A. 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, Halfmoon Bay. 7tf  FOR SALE���  Rotary jet pump, Pumps &  Power make, Paramount deep-  well ejector type; 325 U.S. gallons per hour, 1-2 hp. GE 50-60  cycle single phase 115-230 volt  motor, switch box, conduit piping and 42 gallon tank. Apply  J. P. Scarlett, Government Agent, Powell River, B. C. 2  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���  12-Foot rowboat, with Johnson  outboard motor, in first-class  condition. $100. Apply to A.  Casano, Lamb Lumber Co., Sechelt, B. C. 15  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  for sale-  two young horses; 1 shorthorn  bull; young cows  and  heifers.  W. H. Steinbrunner. RR 1, Gibson's Landing. 1  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.  ORDER NOW!  Have your best snap put on a.  greeting card for Christmas. Also personal and boxed greeting  cards. Boxes on hand now for  overseasmailing. Write Mrs. D.,  Erickson, Wilson Creek, 14  SHOP by MAIL  from  Powell Stores Ltd,  Powell River, B. C.  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  By a strange coincidence, W.(  V. (Pat) Thomson, Coalition  candidate for this riding, met  his brother, Sapper Henry B.  Thomson, for the first time in  three  years.  Pat, on his way to leave for  a speaking tour of his riding,  was passing the entrance of a  Georgia Street hotel in Vancouver when he bumped into  a soldier. When he turned to  offer an apology, he was  greeted with a surprised smile  from his brother. Spr. Thomson  had arrived in Vancouver only  an hour before the accidental  meeting, returning to Canada  after service in Germany.  The brothers used their few  available minutes for a hurried  reunion. Thomsen left for Ocean Falls and northern points  and later will make a speaking  tour of the peninsula  area.  ��?  LIMITED  SECHELT,   B. C.  RETAIL STORE  A LARGE STOCK OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE  ALWAYS AVAILABLE  # FRESH MEATS & VEGETABLES  ���  HARDWARE & DRYGOODS  ��� WOMEN'S DRESSES  Our Prices Ate Reasonable!  Co-0**  SO* ��*��W* '���  aa does tiot P^ ���-  Blg wsl**3  4- * oris s5eiaZ.TrNtfll-1 e*e  to S**^  I  POWER to ,he PEOPLE!  ������'.<>  w>ae Kj-V verx.'xa- 7J.TC3-7:' Wednesday, October 10th, 1945  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 3  Canadian farm women are  handicapped at every turn in  their struggle to keep their  families and homes clean.  They lack properly equipped  bathroom, toilet and laundrj*  facilities and place three-piece  bathrooms, bathtubs, built-in  laundry tubs and washing machines high on the list of things  they would most like to have.  These findings result from a  poll of Canadian medium and  low-cost homes, revealing a sad  shortage of sanitary facilities in  Canadian rural homes. Lever  Brothers Limited, who conducted the survey, said findings are  being given to government and  other housing authorities as developed.  Key to i household cleaning  problem, the survey indicates,  lies in providing more running  water and especially hot running water.  The survey was confined to  farms of 200 acres or less. It  is estimated that 70% of all  Canadian farmers are in this  class.  Connected with, the running  water shortage is the report that  nearly half the village homes  and three-quarters of the farm  homes are without flush toilets.  Reason for the accent on  bathroom equipment in future  plans lies in the discovery that  only one farmhouse in four has  a regular bathtub. Iin cities and  towns, where prevalence of  plumbing might be expected to  show a different picture, almost  one family in five is still with-v  oiiit a bathtub.  : ��5*he  laundry  picture   is also  cliailenging.    Only 21%  of ur  ban homes, 6% in villages and  2% on farms are equipped with  stationary or built-in laundry-  tubs. Number of tubs of any  kind with drains is just a point  or two higher. That means the  majority of Canadian women in  all sections of the country do  the weekly wash in tubs much  like their grandmothers had. ^  Washing machines are in better supply. Almost seven-  tenths of city and town families have them and a slightly  greater number in villages;  Farms lead with 76%, though  naturally the scarcity of electric power results in a much  higher proportion of hand  operated machines. Gasoline  drives the washing machines in  Thomas  BEASLEY  GENERAL MERCHANT  .it. ���  BUS STOP  AT THE  SPORT-FISHING  CENTER . . .  Halfmoon Bay  "Prompt Attention To Mail Orders!"       *  * RESTMORE FURNITURE:  Beds, Springs, Mattresses  it General Electric APPLIANCES: Radios, Refrigerators  &  Washing Machines  it FURNITURE: Occasional Tables, Cedar Chests, Lamps etc  ORAM'S FURNITURE  ��!���  WESTVIEW, B. C. - Phone 230  RE-ELECT "BERT"  GARGRAVE  YOUR LABOR  REPRESENTATIVE  IN THE ONLY  PEOPLE'S PARTY!  As' your Member at Victoria, Bert Gargrave's  ACTIONS have won the commendation of Labor, the Public and the Press. He asks your  support again.on his record of a job well done  ���not on promises! Send him back with an  overwhelming majority!  On lie*. 25  VOtE  Published by Mackenzie CCF campaign Comm.  11% of farm homes.  That few farm people who are  without washing machines have  separate wringers seems indicated by the figures showing one  home in evefy five without one.  Even at that rate wringers are  more plentiful on farms than in  villages or cities where they are  absent from one home in every  four.  Nearly all women have irons,  and the number of electric irons  is roughly in ratio to the  availability of power.  set Hardware  ��� ���  ��� ���  Agents for  IHTTY  FARM PRODUCTS  And WASHERS  at GIBSON'S LANDING  Growing Crops Flourish... When  ADDED  to Sunshine  TO ATTAIN perfection in flavour and the maximum of food value many  fruits require an amount of sunshine found only in arid and semi-arid  regional; but in such regions the rainfall during the growing season must  be supplemented by irrigation.  In British Columbia 150,000 acres of land are under irrigation and  crops to the value of $17,000,000 are produced annually from these lands.  These crops are for the most part specially crops and do not compete with  the produce of the more humid areas. They comprise fruits, nuts and  vegetables that are essential to the high standard of living enjoyed by the  Canadian people; and since a substantial part of them is available for export they contribute materially to the maintenance of Canada's balance of  trade.  / Many prosperous communities have grown up in the Province around  irrigation projects. These projects depend on the even flow of water during the growing season, which is secured, usually, by damming valleys to  store the surplus water that runs off in the spring.  The Provincial Government, through the Water Rights Branch of  the Department of Lands and Forests^ maintains a staff of hydraulic engineers to see that water is apportioned fairly, keeps! records/on streams,  and helps farmers plan for proper development and use of the water made  available. Anyone interested may secure full information from the nearest District Water Rights Engineer or from the Department at Victoria.  Department of Lands and Forests  PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS, VICTORIA, B. C.  Hon. E. T. Kenney, Minister  65 ������ iiaJIHin_.  ��     ���     .  zws  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, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 1945  MEAT RATIOING AGAIN  THE   Province's meat dealers���a  majority of  them at least���have joined with their fellow-retailers across Canada in a protest against  the new meat-rationing regulations. They intimate   that   unless  a  satisfactory solution to  their complaints is found by the government,  they will join in a counry-wide strike which  has been proposed. The butchers believe that  they  should  be  put  on  a quota basis so that  they    could   "distribute   the    meat    properly  among their customers and no one would be  disappointed".  It is idle to say that this step has been ta-  Icen in a spirit of petty spite or temporary irritation. Doubtless a certain weight of public  opinion is behind the protest when such a drastic step as a strike is advocated. The bookkeeping involved in meat rationing is excessive,  and some waste is made inevitable. Nor is the  protest of exclusively local origin. All over  Canada, butchers have taken similar action.  One point where we disagree with the  local meat dealers is the change to the quota  system, enabling them to distribute what meat  they can get among their customers so that  "no one would be disappointed." For their own  good, the butchers should realize that such  conditions are almost impossible of fulfillment.  Let the public get an inkling of an idea that  discrimination is being practised, rightly or  wrongly, and that good cuts are going to some .  customers and poor to others, and the resultant wave of indignation will be more than  they anticipate. One of the principles of rationing is that it gives an equal share to all of  the commodities  available.  Unfortunately what is involved in this protest is not meat rationing alone, but the entire  system of controls. Those who claim that meat  rationing is not essential'may have a shadow  OCTOBER  BY  GERTRUDE   M.   LUTZ  Today the poplar leaves  Are   edged  with wind���green-silver  Tinseling blue;  clouds float  Thin and buoyant-long.  The  black-masked yellow-throat  Flies past, a fragment sun  Quickening song.  The near brick wall  Is loud with hummingbirds and bees,  Transparent winged; ,  Honeysuckle���pendulous���round���  Cascades a monotone  Of feet and bills  And fragrance spilled . . .  Here ground  Is a warmth to lie on, and the eyes, looking up.  Hold summer in them as a bell holds sound!  of a case or perhaps more. But the real issue  is more than that. Much of the protest arises  not with those who find meat rationing diffir  cult, but with those who are conscious of the  release from war pressure and feel an unreasoning impatience with all forms of wartime  restraint.  It is not hard to be sympathetic with the  butchersV nor the feelings of the housewives.  Not one of us has not experienced an aggravated annoyance with those restrictions on normal living which originated in ^wartime and  still go on.  But the economic policy of the country  cannot be based on sympathy or emotional protest. It must be based on facts. It must contribute to the greatest good of the greatest number. And this is the single point to be borne  constantly in mind���that wartime economic  controls were established to prevent. wartime inflation and post-war confusion. The  crucial point in their operation was not during  the war but right now*. If they abandoned at  this point all the wartime annoyances and nuisances of restriction will be wantonly wasted.  If economic controls were necessary during wartime, they are doubly or triply necessary now when the public attitude towards  patriotic co-operation is naturally and inevitably weakened.  If the understandable protests against meat  rationing affected meat rationing alone, the  situation would not be so serious. But a blow  against one control is a blow against all controls. Can we afford at this stage to begin  tearing down the control structure through impatience or even justifiable irritation?  DISTANT   HILLS  A CAMERA STUDY FOR COAST NEWS READERS  Many a young fellow has led his blushing  bride to the altar, only to discover a few  weeks later that his leadership ended there.  verage  ttr  'The most interesting person in the world is the average man. The average man is 39 around the chest, 40  around the waist, 96 around the golf course and a nuisance  around home. He gets up first in the morning, is second at  the morning newspaper, third in the bathroom and last on  the bus to town. He wears a conventional gray or brown  suit with a white shirt, but always thought he'd be at his  best in a checkered suit with a dark flannel shirt and a red,  red tie. He passes up the French fried potatoes and the  hot rolls at lunch and then eats mince pie and hot sauce to  bridge the gap. He can hit two     garage   some    Saturday   after-  quail out of five tries, catches  an occasional fish, plays poker  once a month, opens with a  large pair, bluffs when he is  winner and doesn't like conversation when he is loser.  "He complains about taxes,  shortage of labor, rationing and  politics. He has a favorite football team but will take the  other team and 14 points. He  drinks three cups of coffee per  day, has bacon four days per  week, likes his toast hot and is  always  going to clean out the  Thoughts  That  Inspire . .  by  WILL  REEDER  From the Radio Note-Book,   on  Vancouver's CKWX, Monday  to  Friday,  2.45  pim.<  And  as   "Country   Editor",   at  3.15   p.m   Sundays   on   CKWX  UNFINISHED   BUSINESS  J^s long as life endures, it is  , "unfinished business", because  something new is always happening to modify what seems  fixed and to improve what  seems imperfect���and Life is  eternal.  You remember the story of  the General, who, when his  army was outnumbered and  was being outflanked, said that  the only thing to do was to  attack?  In daily life, it seems to me,  the same thing is often true���  perhaps on a blue Monday is  this especially helpful: Right  now,' when there seem to be  many obstacles and deterrents  to individual enterprise, is a  good time to  "go forward".  You may be surprised to discover that you*can go further  than appears reasonable, that  you can accomplish more than  seems humanly possible. If  outward activities prove to be  actually stymied, as they appear, you can go forward  mentally���which is usually the  prerequisite to outward accomplishment anyway.  Here in British Columbia,  people are looking to^the future  ���we are, that is those of us  who are wise; are looking forward to the day when all of  our men and women return  home, and we can consumate  a real and lasting peace. It's  good and right that we should  look to the future  some time.  What is true of a national  question is also true in our own  private affairs. Go-forward now  with plans for tomorrow. Prepare for personal advancement.  By the time you are ready,  the opportunity you cherish is  likely to  be ready for you.  Go as far as you can. Act  on faith; faith that inclines you  to give your best efforts to the  things that you believe are  worth living for and , even���if  need be-���dying for.  noon.  "He has three false teeth,  five fillings, a small cavity and  needs a haircut. He shaves once  a day ,with an extra thrown in  on appropriate occasions. He  contributes regularly to the support of his pastor, community  chest, poker friends and many  others who are not mentioned  on his income tax return. He  takes reducing exercises regularly three days in a row sometimes and holds his stomach in  when people look like they are  about to tell him he is getting  fat.  "He   wears   the   ties   people  .give   him   for   Christmas   and  knows some stories  about the  same color. He can't remember  much  about The  Lady of the  Lake or Julius Caesar, but can  do a rendition of The Face on  the Bar-room Floor. He reads  mystery    stories    and    doesn't  peek into the back of the book  to see how they come out. He  likes certain pictures no matter  Who painted them, and couldn't  tell you for the life of him what  Mrs. Soandso wore?at..the dance*;  He needs a new suit of dinner  clothes and there is .a rip in his  hunting coat. He is supposed to  live to be 74, had pains at 22,  should have   been   shot   at  30,  and feels fine at 48. He has sparrows in the attic, termites in the  flooring, mice in the pantry and  beer in the basement. He's going  to buy a small farm some day  just out of town and live there  ���and do part of the farm work  personally. He's too old to join ���  the  army,  too young to  enjoy  his pension and too lazy to exercise down to  correct weight.  You meet him every day, at the  .bank, in the store, in the office,  in front  of the  mirror and in  the street. He's a regular guy.  You really ought to know him  better.  Let's  SMILE  \  CHEESY BUSINESS���  An exchange dealing in  cheese futures is open for business in the west. This is something new to us, as up to this  time all a cheese ever had was  a past.  WHAT  ABOUT  TOMATOES?  A Piper, Kansas, hen lays  eggs with iron shells. If the  idea spreads, it will do away  with crates and the last of the  bad actors.  THIS ONE SMELLS  The unsigned communication  which is the bane of the lives  of editors and others, takes a  new form. At Weston, Otnario,  an anonymous skunk was dropped in a letter-box.  FULL DRESS���  The story of the Washington  hotel that requires coats on its  dinner guests recalls another, of  teh Arkansas recruit who wrote  home, "Please send me another  suspender. The boys here are  wearing two.'  ��  .ttRaaxuifXTij: Wednesday,  October 3rd,   1945.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 5  More about . . .  Continued from Page   1  government  committee."  As   an   example   of  the   advanced views of the Coalition  GIBSON'S HALL  Every Week. Watch for the  Posters!   Shorts,  News,   and  Feature Photoplay  Order Your  FUEL   WOOD  NOW!  Whipple & Tyson  WILSON CREEK,  B.  C.  j  ^ FOR BETTER  SERVICE . . . SEE  R. D. BREWIS  REAL ESTATE  OPERATOR  SECHELT  LENDING  LIBRARY  and GIFT SHOP  ";';XiN^v'Bdopr AicldeU? - \  ... as   published  Hand-Made   Gifts  ���  Library   Dues:  50c Month  MURDOCH  ��  Marine Supply  ��� FRESH   MEATS  ��� HARDWARE  ��� SHELL OIL  ��� FISH CAMP  Pender Harbour  WAKEFIELD     INN  Until further notice the  Inn  will be open from  2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.  7.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.  ���  COFFEE SHOP  Across the road from Inn  government in matters pertaining to labor, Mr. Thomson cited  the achievements of the government for the past four years.  "The record of the Coalition  Government in its policies regarding labor is one of which  any^sgoverning body could feel  proud," he declared.  Mr. Thomson observed that  since 1941 the Coalition government has enacted many  measures of benefit to the working people of British Columbia.  Some of the highlights of the  Coalition record in this regard  are:  1. Enactment of the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act, under which the rights  of employees to organize in any  organization or trade union of  their choice is firmly established. The status of trade unions is recognized, and in any  plant where the majority of  employees are members of a  trade union, such union is recognized by law as the bargaining agent for" the purpose of  collective bargaining.  "This act has been acclaimed  by organized labor as the most  outstanding legislation in the  field of labor relations in Canada today/' he went on.  2. Workmen's Compensation  Act. As a result of a royal inquiry into this statute, the benefits to workers have been  greatly extended. Workmen's  dependents may now /include  the wife, ^husband, parent or  child of a workman for the  purposes of benefits under the  Act. Additional classes of employment are now covered and  a number of industrial diseases  have been included. Provision  has been made for rehabilitation of disabled workmen ahd  the monetary benefits to workmen and their dependents in  all classifications have been  greatly increased.  3. Factories' Act. In the past  a factory was defined as a place  where three or more persons  were employed, but, under a revision of the act, a factory now  constitutes a place where even  one or two persons are employed. Thus the benefits of the  statute are made available to  the smallest concerns.  4. Minimum Wages and Hours  of Work Act. The department  of labor continues to fulfil its  responsibilities in this connection and the benefits to work-;  ers in B.C. from the sound  foundation already established  by minimum wages have been  steadily maintained.  Under this act, every precaution has been taken to guard  against excessive overtime by  a system of overtime permits  issued to meet emergency conditions. .  5. Control of Employment of  Children Act. This law prohibits the employment of any boy  or girl under 15 years old in  any of the heavier industries  or in employment which maybe prejudicial to the health or  welfare of the child.  6. Wartime regulations. At  the request of the Dominion  Government, Mr. Pearson has,  during the war, undertaken the  W. V. "PAT" THOMSON  Coalition Candidate  administration of all wartime  labor regulations in B.C. His  work has brought high praise  from the federal' authorities.  Trade union leaders too have  voiced their appreciation of Mr.  Pearson's action in naming union heads to war labor boards  to represent the workers of the  province.  "Due in a great degree to this,  B.C.'s industrial war effort has  functioned with a minimum of  friction and, at the same time,,  a record of production has been  attained that has earned for our  province an outstanding position in contributing to victory",  Mr. Thomson concluded.  HALF MOON BAY  W.  Sutherland, Correspondent  Mr. Homer Lee, brother of  Mrs. R. B. Walker, has just ar-  ived here after five years' overseas'  service.  Mr. Bell of Redrooffs was a .  visitor here for   a    couple    of  days last week, and is expected  to return later for a more extended visit.  Cpl. and Mrs. Dennison returned to Vancouver after two  weeks' visit here with the former's sister, Mrs. Vi Mare.  Mr. Fullerton, owner of the  Welcome Beach property, was  at the Bay for a short visit last  week.  The sympathy of the com-/  munity is extended to Mrs!  Boyd, whose recent accident  was reported last week. It was  understood at first that there  were no serious consequences  other than shock, but it now appears, after examination, that  she had suffered a serious hip  fracture. Mrs. Boyd   is   in   St.  Mrs. G. Cormack  Correspondent  Mr. and Mrs. A. Gibbons are  at home after several months  in the east. Mr. Gibbons was at  Camp Borden and upon his discharge expects to continue with  his decorating business in the  city.  Mrs. Gibbons has as her guest  her mother, Mrs. W. Ludlow, of  Vancouver.  Miss Flora MacLean, Vancouver, was a week-end guest of  Mr. and Mrs. R. Keeley.  New residents here are Mr. &  Mrs. Ted Jackson of Vancouver. The former has returned  after two and a half years in  the RCAF overseas and has taken up his previous work with  Jackson Lumber Co.  Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Matthews  received the following letter  from their son Dennis, who is  well known here, and is at  present with the occupation  forces in Germany, on Wang-  erooge Island, one of the Frisian  group in the North Sea off the  coast of Germany.  His letter reads: "Dear Folks  In Waiting: And I do mean  waiting. Some day when a boat  hits the shores of Halifax and  a train whistles into the CPR  station in Vancouver with Junior on it, jfour days of waiting  will be over. But seeing that  time is not quite here yet, the  next best thing I can do is to  send you a picture or two."  Dennis sent two groups of  pictures home, all of them very  interesting and which will be  treasured as souvenirs in the  years to come.  Mary's Hospital.  When we diet we do it at  Half Moon Bay. At a tea, honoring Mrs. O. Dennison and given at the home of Mrs. E. P.  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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 fisherman  whose smack took the two men  north; Lucky Rose, the beautiful girl who had given a ring  to Maitland as a keepsake; Fallon, the camp leader, resentful  of Rose's attention to Maitland;  Steiner, the money lender; Garnet, well-to-do traveller who  hired Maitland and Speed to  take his things over the mountains; young Pete and his drunken partner Bill Owens; Brent,  old-time prospector���these are  the principal figures in the  story. Malone, Mailtand 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  Liarsville. Beyond, the trail  was almost impassable. Speed  broke up a shell game and he  and Fallon clashed over closing  the trail for repairs. Now go on  with, the story.  Fallon's hands flashed to his  guns and stopped there,* a puzzled seam deepening between  his eyes. He could not imagine  anyone taking such a chance  unless he were sure of an advantage. On Speed's part it was  sheer gambling���one of those  reckless yet clear-headed ges-'  tures of which instances are not  unknown in the annals of the  West, where gunmen have  sometimes been challenged and  held without the touching of a  weapon.  The hush was suddenly broken by Brent, who had arrived  with his backers, and judged it  time to cut this fuse. "Who's  fer fixing the trail? Make it a  showdown,  boys!"  The uproar forced Fallon to  suspend dealing with Speed  while he met a different threat.  f 1000.00  WANTED  IN CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE  PENINSULA DISTRICT TO THE CCF  PROVINCIAL ELECTION VICTORY  FUND  OR CLIP THE ATTACHED COUPON  AND MAIL TO  Secretary,  Mackenzie CCF Constituency Organization,  PO Box 77, Powell River, B. C.  Enclosed please find $  as. my  contribution to the CCF Victory Fund.  Name    Address   . .   e  Heads were counted in a confused din. A majority showed  . for Brent's proposition, but  many had not declared themselves either way.  "That's no showdown!" yelled  Fallon. "To fix the trail you've  got to bar it. Try that and you'll  damn soon find out how much  of the camp's behind me. You  can't bar it."  "We'll go to bedrock on that  point right now," Brent shot'  back. "We've got the man  who'll see the job done, and the  miner's committee sure needs  a new chairman. Get behind  this, men."  There was a tangled burst of  enraged and jubilant shouts. In  the confusion it was a moment  before Speed could make himself heard. This was more than  he had counted on. "I'm a  stranger and I ain't patient  enough to argue with suspicions. Put up one of your own  men."  "Patience be dammed,'' growled a sun-browned Arizona  miner. "Who all's asking you  to be patient?"  Fallon, sure of himself now,  lit a fresh cigar and flicked the  match meditatively in Speed's  direction. "The man don't live,"  he. said complacently, "who  can bar a trail when my outfit gets ready to go through. As  for this meddler, he don't  amount to a puff of smoke, and  I'll show you he don't���"and  the camp boss put his hands on  his guns. "I called him yesterday for a liar and a horse thief,  whichever was his fighting  word. But that was to mild, I  say now that he's a sneaking  liar and yellow coyote, both."  The shell dealer, whose eyes  had never left Speed's face,  dived into ,the crowd. No one  else saw the lightning gesture  with which the outlaw jerked  his guns. There was a glint in  both his hands a split fraction  of a second before the forty-  fives flashed and roared and  spoke again. Fallon's weapons  had hardly shifted when they  were wrecked in their holsters.  The third shot knocked the cigar from his mouth, and the  \ fourth went sideways at another mark near the edge of the  gaming 'table, where a man who  had drawn at the same time  as Fatlon dropped his gun from  a nerveless hand, his wrist  streaming  blood.  Speed backed away, eyes raking the crowd, guns held close  and ready.  "I told you I wasn't patient,  and I ain't," he said, in a voice  Maitland never had heard. "But  bein' elected camp boss on a  platform of cussedness, I accept accordhV. Nothing on legs  will cross Porcupine Bridge till  the trail from here to there is  in shape, and in good shape.  The trail is barred for four days  work. If anyone doubts about  . my havin' the guts to make that  good, they can signify their  views here and now by sayin'  liar and coyote." ^  It was the third evening after  the barring of the trail. Maitland found his partner talking  alone with Brent near a roughly bridged crossing at the upper end of the road work, which  a landslide had interrupted that  day.  During three days, new  steamers had been pouring into  Skagway a mob of adventurers  -���"Sweepings" of the Coast  towns as well as bona fide prospectors who knew nothing  about the cause of the dispute  and cared less. Fallon had been  packing them in at Liarsville  to vote the trail open; had chosen a posse of gunmen in advance from among the wildest. Before this gathering threat  most of the trail workers had  given way.  "They's a short string of us  will go the limit, if you want  to," Brent was saying.  Speed shook his head. "It  wouldn't be no kind of break  for the boys who made this  trail to get hung for it. Tell  them���to pick up their tools,  leave her open and stand clear."  "I've got an old deer gun  back to camp," Brent shifted  his quid slowly in his cheek.  "She ain't seed no real action  sence she fit a string of hide  thieves from a buffalo wallow  away back in '71. Fd ruther  shoot her than see you called  that way."  There, was acknowledgement  in Speed's smile, but he declined that proposal, and the old-  timer gloomily withdraw1 to  carry his decision to the few  men who were still waiting for  it.  "Better trail along with him,  Bud," Speed said to his partner, "and look up Garnet. We  aint seen him for two days."  "What are you going to do?"  Maitland asked, with a foreboding that Sneed had not disclosed his real intention.  "We agreed once," said the  outlaw, after a pause, "that I'd  warn vou and we'd split partners if I pver went up against  the Law. Seems like I've reached that junction, Bud. I'm into  this t)lay neck deep, and I can't  quit."  Maitland gave a sober nod of  half-comprehension.  "Tt's on'v mv h^nd Fallon's  callin'. Speed explained earnestly" and with more emphasis.  "He'll head through here, first  with his shebang, and either  he don't cross this bridge or I  don't live to see it. But he has  the backin' of the miners' law,  or will have, bv sun-up���"  "Mob Law." Maitland amended. "I* you don't see your wav  to quit. Speed, you can't count  me out. On princpile, I'd���"  The Westerner groaned. "You  ornery down-east Yanks, with  vour nrincinles and proverbs���  Listen. Bud. Whether J ever  reach-Dawson or not don't matter 3 whole lot: with vou its  different.   It's  what  you   come  T  FILM ENTERTAINMENT  - BACH WEEK ���  IRVINE'S LANDING ��� HALF  MOON BAY  SECHELT and ROBERTS CREEK  October  9-12 "THE  ROUNDUP'  October 16 to 19 "HAPPY-GO-LUCKY''  Show Starts at 8.00 P.M.  ��� Irvine's Landing . .. Watch for schedule change  PACIFIC fllOBILE movlES  for. I've figured Garnet as your  chance of gettin' there ..."  But there is no law, East or  West, and no tie as strong as  that which binds a man to a  partner against fighting odds,  and with Maitland the bond  had been steel-woven by the  memory of a bleak day in the  Sound. Speed here found himself opposing something as elemental as his own refusal to  yield.  ,   The creek had a glacial canyon with smooth rock faces in  the bed, and a timber growth    ���  that   started   well   up   on   the    ;  steep   banks.   Above,   a   defile  connecting    with    the    bridge,    \  there was a rocky bluff which    \  commanded a long view of the   \\  canyon  and  of the trail along    k  the rim. Its weakness lay in a   A  broken gulch that fell from it  into the creek on the north side,  and   its   possible   exposure   to  gunfire  from  the hills  on  the  otheV bank.  It would be difficult to  take,  however,  on the  side facing the trail. ���     ��� )  Here, within a rock corral, '  some goods lay stacked; provisions, a water canteen, several  boxes of shells and a forty-four  Winchester carbine. The outlaw had evidently forseen what j  was coming. j  During supper he was brood- I  ingly quiet. A blood-red moon )  was rising through the timber, j  It lighted the mountain head- |  lands, and left vasty deep sha- |  dews, made more tenebrous by f  the occasional howl of a tim--I  ber wolf, a lynx's shrill bark, or j  the hoot of an owl. He picked f  uj> the carbine, his eyes on J  something invisible to Mait- |  landj far up the trail. But pres- J  entry he set the gun down.  "That's Pete's mare,"  he  said, j  A blurred shape moved in the j  distant timber- shadows When  it crossed a lane of moonlight, |  Maitland recognized the mare J  and the boy. Guided by a sight ]  as keen as Speed's, Pete came j  toward them as they descend- s]  ed the bluff. There was some- j  thing gallant and fine, Mait- J  land thought, about that slight, 1  boyish figure. j  On meeting them, Pete gaye\|  him a reserved nod; glanced j  from the bluff to the hills j  across the canyon, and spoke  to Speed. "Need an exter gun i;  hand?" I  "I got one too many now,".]  Speed muttered. j  "Then, will you let me go j  through? I could ford they  creek," Pete pleaded simply. *|  "That wouldn't be crossin' it on <  legs." j  Speed's eyes rested on thev  mare's, light saddle pack, and J  then on the boy's face, < which |  looked pale iri the half-dark-1  ness. "Headin' for Bennett all  alone?" he asked.  Pete nodded. "My partner���  Bill's, dead." i  The words gave Maitland a'  peculair shock. "How?" Speed <;|  asked softly. N L  , "He was in a game���in ��>kag- '|  way���with some pf Fallon's |  men. Lost his outfit. He'd been i  drinkin'. They found him on the 1  beach���afterwards���   drowned." J  Speed did not speak for a %  moment. Then he said, "How |  do you aim to make out, kid?" |  "There's a man in the Yukon $  Bill was going to meet on the |  .lakes,"    Pete    said    hesitantly. <|  "I'm going up to find him. If I 1  don't see vou boys again���" the J  Continued on Page 7 i|  FERRY NEWS  Howe Sound Transport  Fares as approved by WPTB  -Gibson's io Horseshoe Bay-  Adult:  OW $1      RT $1.80  Child: OW .45c      RT .80c  Including Tax  Free baggage  allowance-  Adult, 40 lb.    Child 20 lb.  SERVICE  STARTS  SOON! Wednesday, October 10th, 1945.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.m  PAGE 7  MORE ABOUT  ...  Slumbering Gold  Continued from  Page 6  formal   tone   broke   slightly���  "I'm wishin' you luck ..."  He was in the saddle and  away. The mare shot down the  defile at a headlong gallop,  took the full span of the bridge  in a beautiful leap, and flashed  up the hill on the other side into  the timber.  A half-mile to the south the  trail came in view over a timbered mountain shoulder. In the  rising sun, the trees cast long  shadows across it, and it was a  flickering in the rosy aisles that  ,    gave the signal.  A team of gray,mules topped  )   the rise, shielding the men be-  \    hind.  Other  pack animals  fol-  |   lowed, and their drivers gath-  |   ered   on   the   vantage   ground,  f   peering down the long vista to-  k   ward the creek crossing. There  was a puff of smoke: a bullet  screamed over the bluff through  the morning silence; then came  the  sharp  rifle crack.   Out  of  the blue canyon mist, a great-  winged  golden eagle rose  and  soared away  "We're jake so long as they  keep in the creek," said Speed.  "She flattens out short of the  bridge . . . Unless they can dig  past under the near bank. You  watch that gully, Bud". He  .drew the six-shooters from his  belt and inspected them; then  raised his head carefully above  the rim of the rock corrall to  get a steeper view.  His eye raked the canyon below for a glimpse of Fallon.  Suddenly a bullet went 'spang"  over the ramparts and he slid  back with a grunt, shaking  away the blood that oozed from $  a? raw seam ��� above' his temple.  Smoke was swirling out of some  bushes a few yards below the  point where the trail reached  the creek bottom.  - "Nobody lied," said Speed, as  he tore a handkerchief and tied  it round the wound, "when they  said this man Fallon could  shoot. But I got him placed  now."  Changing his position, he  edged along the boulders till  he touched the outer rim. A  bullet hissed * between his neck  and the rock, with a glancing'  spark. Speed wheeled out and  fired in the same instant.  "Nicked his gun arm," he  said, as he whipped back into  shelter. Fallon shoots best left-  handed. Watch your gulch,"  Bud".  Wisps of smoke eddied out  from various points high in the  timber. The men who had  started the ascent, paused irresolutely. These shots from above  came as a surprise, throwing a  new arid disturbing factor into  their plan. They suspected that  Speed had planted a guard on  the hill to protect the bluff, and  they had no way of guessing  its strength. Finally they dropped back into the canyon, to  consult, it seemed, with their  leader.  "You haven't any men up on  that hill?" Maitland asked.  Speeds' grin was mysterious.  Ain't I though. I got one, and  he's as good as a gang. The little devil had it all figured out  when he crossed the bridge."  "Pete!" Maitland exclaimed.  But their attention was now  summoned back to the posse.  They caught a glimpse of Fal-  Believe It Or Not Dept.  _  From a reader comes this little tale of life in the distant  east. He makes no claim to its  originality or truth, but just  passes it along because he enjoyed it and thinks others will  too.  It was the first trip the two  boys had ever made into moose  country. They were on Isle  Royale, up in Lake Superior,  fishing one of the inland lakes  from their canoe, and they got  pretty excited when they saw  a big cow moose swimming  across the lake.  -They unlinibered the camera  and took after her. They overhauled her and made what pictures they wanted, and then  one of them suggested a tow.  They made a running knot in  the canoe painter and dropped  it over her head and settled  back to enjoy a free ride.  Everything was rosy until the  cow got the best of them and  swung in towards shoal water  at the end of a point. Her feet  grounded, and the boys saw  they were in for trouble. There  Ion with his arm in a bandage,  giving orders.  Until now Speed had contented himself mainly with making  the trail impassable. Now he  shot with a searching intent to  kill, hoping the while that Pete  would vacate his. position. But  the gun kept speaking oh the  hill; the boy was standing his  ground. After the first few  yards of ascent, the timber on  the near bank offered the attackers'a helpful screen. Speed  looked at the boulders on the  other side of the creek. * If he  could reach -those, he could  sweep a wider arc of hill, with  no impeding trees.  He was gathering up the ammunition to make this desperate move when a sudden din  from below stopped him. Maitland, from his lookout, shouted  above the roar,  "Look!"  The deep voice of a heavy-  calibre gun was booming and  reverberating through the canyon. It had halted the men on  the hill, who now answered it  by pouring a hot fire into the  creek. Bullets were splashing  like rain around a wiry, gray-  headed figure who was fording  the creek through a blue smoke  haze, towards the boulders  Speed had had in view. Coolly  munching a large tobacco wad,  he returned the broadside as  he went, without haste, but  with terrible effect.  1*By Ginger!" cried Speed.  "It's Brents deer gun. And ain't  she a'talkin'!"  At this point there was a wavering in the rear of the crowd.  A hum ran electrically down  the pack train, and Fallon summoned back his men with an  exultant shout. The crowd  spread out to give way to a cavalcade coming down the trail.  "Soldiers?" Maitland asked in  wonder..  To Be Continued  was only one thing to do, so  they did it. They dived out of  the canoe and let her g*o. She  hit the shore and disappeared  into the timber.  The boys went back to that  same lake a year later and  camped for a week. They were  coming down a moose trail one  afternoon when they heard  something approaching. They  dodged into the brush and waited, and down the trail came a  big, gaunt cow moose.  Their eyes almost popped out  of their heads when they saw  the loop of rope around her  neck. It was the same moose,  and she had carried the rope a  whole year.  She came on around a bend  and the boys could see 10 or  12 feet of rope trailing after  her. On the end of the rop.e was  their canoe . . . with a moose  calf riding on the front seat!  9TH VICTORY  LOAN  STARTS ON 22ND  Seeking a total subscription  of $150,000,000 for the B.C.-Yukon division, the Ninth Victory  Loan will get under way in the  peninsula area on Monday, October 22nd, and continue for  three weeks.  Headquarters of Unit 13 are  in Powell River. The quota for  the district is not yet known.  <Jie&k  YOUR Coalition Candidate  ON THE AIR  (VI OR - Vancouver  FRIDAY, October 12 - 10.15 p.m.  TUESDAY, October 16 -- 10.30 a.m.  SATURDAY, October 20 - 9.4S a.m.  VOTE THOMSON . . .  A Mackenzie Man FOR Mackenzie Riding  ���Mackenzie Coalition Committee  II  "Who knows the problems of Labor better  than the trade unionists . . J?"  ���HAROLD WINCH, addressing CCF meeting, Vancouver, Oct. 4  On October 25 - - Elect  PAT"THOMSON  YOUR LOCAL  CANDIDATE  A LOCAL TRADE UNIONIST WHO HAS  EARNED THE CONFIDENCE of LABOR!  "1 Mackenzie Man FOR Mackenzie"  Published by Mackenzie Coalition Campaign Committee  JZ  PHOTOGRAPHY  Gordon Ballentine  Studio:   Gibson's   Landing  PORTRAITS  -  CHILDREN  Weddings,  Commercial,   etc  Call or write for information  and  appointment  Large  WATERFRONT LOT  Comfortable 5-room  Bungalow,   Bathroom,   &  Furnace.   Near  stores &  Postoffjce.  *  HALF MOON BAY  Price $3000  .  REAL ESTATE  - AUTO - MARINE - LIFE  INSURANCE  PARR PEARSON AGENCY  Halfmoon Bay  Write or Phone for Information  PLAY    SAFE   ...   INSURE     NOW  WATERFRONT   and  OTHER LOTS  $300.00 and up  Porpoise Bay  Sechelt  Half Moon Bay PAGE 8.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  .Wednesday, October 10th, 1945  Jim Rennie, Correspondent  GRANTHAM'S��� On Thursday  a very interesting 'at home'  was held at the Guest House on  the occasion of the retirement  of Mrs. Fisher and the taking  over of the House by Mr. & Mrs.  Steadman from Nova Scotia.  Guests included residents of  Grantham's, Soames Point and  Gibson's Landing. Tea was  served afternoon and evening.  Mrs. Fisher and Mr. and Mrs.  Steadman welcomed the guests  and the arrangement was a  happy medium for introductions all round.  Mrs. Fisher has earned a well  deserved, rest, having served the  public for 12 years and at the  same time not neglected the job  of raising a family of boys and  girls who are a credit to her  and to Canada. Her family includes Capt. Orville Fisher,  artist with the Canadian Army  Overseas; Ralph at UBC; Mrs.  Brown, Mrs. Leslie and Mrs.  Cooper, whose husbands are all  with the services.  We wish them all the best of  luck and at the same time extend a hearty welcome to Mr.  and Mrs. Steadman as the new  owners of the Guest House.  (We omitted to mention above that Capt. Fisher is a happily married man; his wife and  three children are residents of  Grantham's.  HERE  FROM  CALGARY  Mr. Dick Overbeck, of Calgary, was the guest of Mr. and  Mrs. Jim Rennie last week.  SECRET COVE.  Inez  Willison,   Correspondent  _���������__������������_���������������__���__���������<_____���__���_  Robert B. Sinclair and Olaf  Larson have returned home  from the north and are well-  satisfied'with this season's fishing.  Mr. Phil Harford, Vancouver,  spent his vacation at the home  of Ivor B. Jorgenson.  George Gill has bought a 16-  foot motor .boat. It looks as if  competition may be keen from  now on in these parts.  Mr. J. Grayson's mother has  spent the summer with him.  She is a grand old lady at 89,  and is spry and active for her  age.  For Sale . . .  CHOICE  WATERFRONT  i LOTS  At Porpoise   Bay  50 Feet wide, 300 feet long  $300.  A. CRUCIL  SECHELT, B. C.  by Violet A. Streeter  Mrs. L. Harris was* honored at  several affairs prior to her departure from Port Mellon.  Children held a party in the  community hall in her honor,  when Mrs. Harris received a  fleur-de-lis brooch. She has  been very active in sports and  community affairs for the past  four years.  The Bridge Club also presented Mrs. Harris with a farewell  gift.  Mrs. Harris and Linda Lee  will take up temporary residence at Gibson's Landing, and  next spring plan to join Mr.  Harris at Red Rock, Ontario.  Mr. Harris was formerly the  plant superintendent at Sorg  and has taken a similar position with his new employer.  SPORTS MOGUL LEAVES  Mr. C. Stoliker, active in local sport circles, has left Port  Mellon, having terminated his  work with Sorg Pulp Co. He  was particularly interested in  local basketball, devoting a  great deal of his time to the local sports committee A.A.R.I.  He was presented with a handsome leather brief case.  Basketball players organized  at the end of last month and are  planning a big season.  Sorg Pulp Co. provided the  tug Hyak for a Sunday trip to  Horseshoe Bay for the local  PCMR's.  Miss Mildred Graham, our  postmistress, is back from a  week's holidays.  Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Thomas  were holidaying with their son,  S. W. Thomas, of Brackendale.  Formerly of the RCAF, he has  taken over the Mercantile Store  at Brackendale.  Dr. F. Ingles and his son,  Capt. 'A. M. Ingles, M.D., of  Gibson's Landing, visited Port  Mellon today.  Mr.   O.  Wickstrom is  spending a week with    his   brother,  Mr.  T. Wickstrom, at Port A1-"  berni.  Mr. Wm. Warn, of East Bay,  paid Port Mellon a visit recently.    ������.  Mr.   M.   Sewak,  formerly   of  Queen   Charlotte   Islands,   will  Wilf Scott  TRANSFER  "REDROOFS"  HALFMOON BAY  General Trucking  Let us help you solve  your transportation  problems!  What Do! Do With My Left Hand?'  ... A Popular Piano course for the ambitious with  little time. You can teach yourself.  SHORT - CLEAR - CONCISE  Profusely Illustrated  Price $2.50  Powell River, B. C.  by A. N. Cotton  ROBERTS CREEK���The death  occurred here of Mrs. A. R.  Reeves of Roberts Creek, on  September 28. She leaves, beside her husband, a son, Dr.  Norman Scott of Vancouver.  Mrs. Reeves was one of the  old time residents of this town.  Interment took place in Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Scotty)  Clarke are back here and in  civvies. Welcome home!  Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Mum-  ford have been spending their  holidays here with their son,  visiting Mrs. Mumford's mother, Mrs. Hannan. Johnny will  be remembered as the Fuller  Brush man throughout this district a few years ago. They, now  reside in Kamloops.  Johnny Mathews is back  home again, having received  his RCAF discharge.  We notice the bus back on  the road again, with a new  paint job. Looks very smart.  Mrs. R. J. Eades is back home  again after spending two weeks  in Vancouver. Mr. Eades is  convalescing after his recent  operation and latest reports are  that Reg is feeling much' better.  MORE ABOUT ...  HALF MOON BAY  Continued on Page 5  W. Scott, Mrs. Vi Mare, Miss E.  Ek and Mrs. J. Sutherland.  Cpl. Orm Dennison appeared  at the most appropriate moment and, on being informed that  there was room for him on the  chesterfield, announced that he  wasn't interested in room . . .  just in food.  be in Port Mellon for a couple  of months.  Mrs. G. Thomson returned  from Vancouver recently, having attended funeral services  for her father, Mr. G. Carr. .  W. J. Griffith, Correspondent  Miss Lillian Vaughn of Vancouver paid a brief visit to her  two sisters, Mrs. R. L. Griffith  and Mrs. Reg Phillips, of Eg-  mont.  LAW Juanita Rose Silvey, of  the RCAF, spent her leave at  the home of her parents, Mr. &  Mrs. Henry Silvey here.  Mr. Andrew Silvey has returned from the Fraser River  fishing and reports fairly good  catches of sockeyes and springs.  Mrs. George South is enjoying a visit to her old home and  her many friends in the area  are pleased to see her looking  so well. Mrs. South now resides  in Vancouver.  Mrs. W. R. Griffith has just  returned from a brief visit with  friends in Vancouver.  Organizer Arranges  Thomson Meetings  Mr. A. V. Sparrow, of Powell River, is in the peninsula  area this week arranging a series of meetings at various villages for Pat Thomson, Coalition candidate.  Mr. Thomson will speak at  Sechelt, Gibson's, Pender Harbour, Bowen, and other points.  Gibson's   Landing  Monuments  ��� Flowers  _;  TRANSFER  '���'   General Trucking  ��� WOOD  Service   With   A  Smile!  Gibson's Landing  il  GEO. CORMACK  GENERAL MERCHANT  HALFMOON BAY, B. C.  NOTARY PUBLIC  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  Irvihe's Landing  Pender Harbour  Wm. McFADDEN  Optometrist  510   West   Hastings  Street  VANCOUVER  ���  at Gibson's  Landing  EACH  Friday and Saturday  Examinations   -  Fittings  T. R. GODFREY  and company ltd.  gibsoitoTanding  General Trucking  and Fuel  BH

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