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 Alice A. French  Correspondent  _��S��SCTS35!Y9SBB!BR3SBfflfflB��Se!HttEEBZ��S  ts____a_  CONDITION  REPORTED  SERIOUS  Mrs. E. F. Osborne's condition  in a Vancouver hospital is reported serious following removal there resulting from sudden illness in her home last  week.  IN SHAUGHNESSY  HOSPITAL  Mr. F. V. Dunn, who recently  retired from the services of the  Government Telegraph Service  for whom he had worked ior  many years, has been transferred from the St. Mary's hospital, where he has been for a  number of weeks, to Shaugb>  nessy military hospital.  BRINGS IDEAS WITH HIM  Mr. A. D.< Wyllie, estate manager for the Union Steamship  Co. at Bowen Island and Sechelt  visited here for several days. He  has been busy with a lot of good  ideas for improving this community arid if they are put into  use, will make Sechelt a place  to notice on the map.  ^BUSINESS SURVEY  Mr. Stan Cameron sales representative for the Standard Oil  Company, passed through here  recently. He has been making a  business survey of the district.  Dan    Burroughs,    the    well  i known   representative   for   the  Marshall-Wells Co. was here re-:  cently   on  one   of. his   routine  visits.  REST IN INN  1 Mr. and Mrs. C. Kirkland of  Vancouver/ staying at the Sechelt Inn, enjoyed a quiet rest  last week. :  Serving1  a  Progressive   &   Growing  Area  on B.  C.'s  Southern  Coast  Covers   Sechelt,   Gibson's    Landing,  Port   Mellon,  Woodfibre,   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.  f  PROVINCIAL' LIBRARY  VICTORIA.  PHij^mt^y  r.(*t��?V^ .'.���:,,/.-,  FTTBLISIEED   BY  THE   COAST  NEWS,   LIMITED  Business Office: Half  __oon Bay, B. C.      National Advertising Office: Powell River, B.   C.  Vol. 1  No. _3K  HALFMOON BAY, B. C.  Wednesday January 16, 1946   5c Per Copy. ,$2.50 Per Year, by Mail  Suffers Broken  angers receive /"urns  n Recognition OF Service  Final meeting of the Pacific Coast Mountain Rangers,  Pender Harbour branch, for the purpose of purchasing arms  was held at Irvine's Landing Jan.  4 under supervision of  R-Capt.. E. Pearson and R-Lieut. J. Potts.  R-Capt.  E. Pearson and  R- ~~~  Capt. R. J. Eades of Roberts  Creek received a broken forearm when struck by a falling  tree top while clearing near his  home with his father and a  friend.  Capt. Eades had just returned  from overseas.  ^tiavey spr^adt all/ over the cbun-f  try and' has laid up R. S. Hackett, F. D. Rice, Jy Mowat, Mrs.  ?W. D. Gilbert and H. Frederick-  son. -  i    (Continued   on  back  page)  VILLAGE SEWERAGE  UNDER DISCUSSION  ., ''Wasteful yduplication"   was  fhe verdict of a Westview Ratepayers   meeting   Jan.   9.    The  ^'wasteful duplication" referred  !to the village's present policy of  firistalling tile drains to take care  d^jthe surface water in the district���a short-sighted policy, it  wa��1 clamie^ ; since   a   proper  sewage system Would be needed  eventually  and  when  installed  it would make useless the large  'amount of drainage tile already  ���laid and about to be laid. Other  ^Subjects under discussion at the  /meeting  included  power  units,  I war taxes, street lighting, garbage disposal and pasteurization  'issue.  ;. The majority of those in attendance at the meeting expressed dissatisfaction with the  ^present plan to install drainage  'tile throughout the village to  take care, of surface drainage.  It was generally felt that money  spent on this project was money  wasted because at best its usefulness would be short-lived as  the tile becomes plugged with  roots from one end to the other  within two or three years.  Mr. Clark pointed out that  the taxpayers would, in future,  pay for duplicated service because a sewage system would  soon become essential and. when  installed, would take care of all  surface drainage as well as sewage. He stated that Mr, Waldron,  the road foreman, had been instructed to install drainage tile  and that taxpayers should press  for   immediate   action   on   the  (Continued on Page Four)  Lieut. J. Potts.  Selling only to accredited  members of * No. 40 Company,  P.C.M.R., in appreciation of  their voluntary service when  their country called them, 30-  30 carbines and 30-06 rifles  went at $5.00 each. The low  prices had previously been authorized by the department of  national defence.  NEVER IN ACTION  Organized in 1942, the unit,  which was never called into action, but several times went on  the alert, was scheduled to play  a vital part in home defence  in the event of trouble on this  coast.  Plans of point defence had  been drawn up early in the war,  and units were prepared and  equipped to operate entirely on  their own in the event of trouble  since the nature of the coast  did not permit easy transportation and interchange of personnel or of a fluid war.  The Pacific Coast: Mountain  Rangers had important company  installations    on    the y Sechelt  area y of, Vancouver^ and flayed  ay "very important -^       in the  defence of Vancouver Island.  RESERVES ON COAST  Other auxiliary units on. the  coast included D.C.O.R. Reserve .  units,   of  which  "E"  Company  defended the Powell River area  immediately to the north of us.  New Westminster Rifles had  their territory around the Fra-  (Continued on back page) .  Film Board Completes  Initial Showing Here  A fire at Malibu Club, Jervis Inlet, curtailed the initial  showing of educational films in that area till a later date,  reported Mr. Box of the international film board this week as  he finished a tour starting January 7 at Gibson's Landing and  carrying through on successive days to Roberts Creek, Sechelt,  Halfmoon Bay and Garden Bay, Pender Harbour.  Reporting great interest at  every showing, Mr. Box stated  that he had chosen the films this  time io get the thing started,  but in future community committees set up for the purpose  of bringing the services of the  film hoard to their communities  will do the ' selecting. Films,  which are all of an educational  nature, will be chosen according to their interest value to  the  different  communities.  SCHOOLS BENEFIT  Schools usually see the first  run   oiL the   pictures   In   each              stopping place, -ahd-pictures are     cointmmimw* . z- V  Veteran's Dept��� Has  Information Office  "Four regional offices of the  department of veteran's affairs  have been established across  the dominion at leading centres," reports a communique  from the Vancouver office to  the Coast News. "This letter is  to inform you that our Vancouver office is at your service to  supply information regarding  veteran's    affairs,"    states    the  tea^^-'a^araMsy-:^;6$her' ma?  terialsl y that teacher^ are emr  ploying. Whenever possible  films are chosen that tie in  with the school child's curri-  culem'. Mr. Box expressed  great faith in the educational  value of his pictures and takes  a keen interest in the school  children, the community and his  work. His educational films are  designed to inspire those who  see them.      /  Adult groups saw the pictures  later in the eevning, with a  slight change in subject mat err  ial to match different interests.  Lamenting that some schools  have no eledtric power, Mr.  Box reports that on. the next  tour, expected to be about a  month from now, he will include a portable generator in  his equipment.  PROMOTES  WELFARE  Pointing out that the purpose  of the film board is to promote  better health, good will, and cooperation among the people  *bey serve, Mr. Box reminds all  his audiences that if is not  enough to merely show the  films and lei it go at that. Supplementary literature is availr  able and a test case will be  made in this area around March  when a T.B. unit, arranged for  largely through efforts of the  film board, will be sent through  the district... Effect of the educational nature and worth of  the project will be measured  by the response to the work of  the unit.  A boat has been suggested as(  the most likely method of travel  as with it practically every community can be reached, and the  work of the travelling clinic  will not be confined to the  mainland.;.^'  Committees, who have a complete ^catalogue of all films  available to them, are anxious  trated "point-of-sale" coverage to point out the wide variety  of Main Street markets from of films that will help improve  coast to coast. industrial methods, and farming  Place your sales or service practices. AH pictures are made  message in the local hometown by experts in the field to which  weekly newspaper. the film is dedicated.  HOME TOWN MARTS  VITAL TO EVERY  MANUFACTURER  More and more Canadian  Manufacturers and Service Organizations are coming to realize  the goodwill and customers  created by ��� adyertising-in the  hometown weekly newspapers.  This is due to the helpful, constructive and entertaining qualities of these community newspapers which are read and enjoyed by every member of the  family. These qualities are  proof positive that such advertising in the weeklies is multiplied in sales value 'through  friendly interest, goodwill and  buying action.  Each local community is a  place where home interests, affections and ties are stronger . .  where there is more leisure arid  relaxation ... than in bigger,  more crowded centres. That is  why response to advertising in  the community's own weekly  newspaper is so pronounced  and so profitable to manufacturers. ...  58.2%     of    Canadian    retail  sales  occur on Main Street in  towns,   villages  and  townships  under  10,000  population  across  the   Dominion.     The   Canadian  Weekly Newspapers give every  manufacturer  friendly,  concen-  ��� ������  - ��� t(    -        -     - --  T'hWde^Mmerft^of veterans  affairs was/established to cooperate with the press and other  publicity media in giving the  public as complete a picture as  possible of Canada's rehabilitation program in action.  Ex-servicemen and others interested in the work and service  of this department are invited  to correspond with the Vancouver office. Address: A. T. Paton,  Department of Veteran's Affairs. Re-establishment Branch,  717 Granville St., Vancouver.  Pender Harbour���Members of  the Women's Auxiliary of St.  Mary's hospital here have every  reason to be gratified with the  result of their recent annual ba-  zaar when they realized a total  of $420 despite a miserable wet  and windy day ��� unusual for  Pender Harbour.  The proceeds are used in the  purchase of equipment and improvements for the hospital,  several thousands of dollars  having been expended in this  way since the organization of  the W.A. some years ago.  The bazaar was formally  opened by Mrs. William P.  Pieper who congratulated the  women on their achievements  of the past and expressed the  hope that their good work  would continue in the interest  of the hospital which is one ��_  the best equipped of its size on  the coast.  WELL SUPPORTED  The ladies wish to express  their appreciation to all those  who assisted in making the affair such a success," including the  large number of persons in Jervis Inlet logging camps and cities and smaller places in various  centres   of   B. C.   who   bought  The bazaar was held under  the convenorship of the president, Mrs. Robert Sharp, who  was a tireless worker throughout.  SIXTIETH BIRTHDAY  Friends and family of Charles  Sundquist joined in a surprise  party honouring Mr. Sundquist's  sixtieth birthday  on  December  Hi,  �� Games were played during  the evening and refreshmentsr  were  served.  m  the  Piledriver Lost As  Heavy Storm Pounds  New Westview Wharf  Pounded relentlessly by eight-foot waves, after it had  broken loose from its own moorings at the new Westview  wharf, a $25,000 Northern Construction Company piledriver  capsized midway between the wharf head and the shore in last  Monday's storm. A dredge which had been removed to the  south side of the dock also ~4"  broke loose and appeared  headed for certain destruction  on the rocky shore when crew  members of the tug "Margaret Mary" managed to get a  line on it.  With another line made fast to  stout piling on the dock, the tug  was able to hold the dredge until the storm had abated somewhat. It was afterwards towed  to the safety of the Powell River  Company break-water.  The construction crews on the  dock battled for over two hours  in a'.'vain attempt to secure the  piledriver to, the wharf again  after its inch and one half hawsers had snapped under the terrific pounding of the waves. A  smal tugboat which put out to  render assistance, bounced and  wallowed    helplessly  heavy seas.  Wedged between the dock piling and a half-constructed shelter, the driver was an easy prey  for the on-rushing water and  within ^a short time it keeled  over and sank. In doing so,  however, the super-structure  crashed into and destroyed the  waiting room.  All deck equipment, including  the steam engine, was lost when  the driver over-turned.-  The submerged scow was  towed to Powell River where it  will be pumped dry and repaired, if possible. Also to be  salvaged will be the superstructure and machinery. This will  be done as soon as proper equipment is available.  The piledriver is valued at  $25,000. PAGE 2  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday January 16, 1946  r  i  L  3 Lines  (15 Words) for 35c     3 Insertions (same ad)  60c  Extra words, above 15-word min., 2c each. Cash with ordei.  Notices,  Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c insertion  LITTLE ADS - - - BIG RESULTS!  FOR SALE-  Treadel Model Singer Sewing  Machine, $50.00. Mrs. W. D. Gilbert, Selma Park, Sechelt.  Chesterfield Suite, $60.00. Mrs.  F. V. Dunn, Sechelt.  Coast News subscriptions ���  $2.50 per year. See your community correspondent.  fc.    n_n ..  .������������������ ��� hi     i ���   ���       i������_������������������T���_>  . Order your receipt books,  business forms arid job work  from the Coast News. Notices  and circulars a specialty.  36-Foot ��cod boat. Will make a  West coast troller. Good buy,  excellent condition, $1000 cash.  See or write Oliver Dubois, at  Pender Harbour. 23  FOR SALE  Household furniture for sale.  Wood burning ra"ige, solid oak  rocking chair, bed with coil  spring, dresser, linoleum 10'xl2',  etc.   E. Pearson, Halfmoon Bay.  One horse for sale. Apply Jack  Rouse, Sechelt. 3  WANTED���  Drive shaft for '28 Pontiac or  Chevrolet. R. Brooks, c/o C.  Threthewey, Gibson's Landing.  ' -;.t ,.-���������: ,;.'.; 23  ^ RAWLEIGH'S  Good   Health   Product*  F.   LaSette,   Deafer  Every product is guaranteed to  give complete satisfaction or no  sale.  SHOP BY MAIL���YOUR  PURCHASE WILL BE MAILED  POSTPAID.  ��   Write Box 553, Powell River  tf  CONNOR   NU.WAY   HAND  WASHERS, $36,  IN   STOCK���  Pender   Harbour   Traders  Ltd.  Madeira Park, Pender Harbour, tf  MARINE REPAIRS���  We are specialists in general  repairs, electric and acetylene  welding. Westview Machine  Shop,  Westview, B.C.  WEDDING STATIONERY���  Engraved or standard wedding  invitations, announcements. Also wedding cake boxes, complete with cards, 96e dozen.  The Coast News, Halfmoon Bay  $100 REWARD!  For recovery of 30O-lb. bull  block and rigging taken from  Half Moon Bay wharf. Cook &  Volen, Half Moon Bay.  WE BUY AND SELL���  Rifles and shotguns bought and  sold; also all kinds of used  goods, furniture, clothing, tools  etc. Square Deal Store, West-  view, B. C.  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.  Radios tested and repairea.  Tommy Thomas, Madeira Park,  Pender Harbour. 23  KEYS TO ORDER���  All kinds of keys mgde to order. Send sample you wish duplicated. Muir's Hardware, at  Powell River (Westview) B.C.  WANTED��� :  Typewriter in good condition.  E. Pearson, Half Moon Bay.   23  GOWER POINT  Mrs. B. A. Chadsey,  AN ICE VISIT  Mr. and Mrs. Carson and Terence were guests of Mrs. M.  Chaster over New Year. Jim  Chaster accompanied them to  their home in Vancouver, and  he and Terence planned a round  of activities which included a  hockey game. ,  IN FOR CHRISTMAS  Mrs. Naida Smith of Vancouver visited with her brother and  sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.  Frank Watson, during Christmas  week.  MISSES HOME FOR  NEW YEAR  Misses Dorothy Weir, Dorothy  Chaster and Mr. John Craig  were visitors to their homes at  Christmas   and  New  Year.   ...  FEELING. MUCH BETTER  ��� Mr. and Mrs. A. MainWaring  have returned home. Mr: Main-  waring is recovering satisfactorily from his operation in  Shaughnessy hospital.  YOUNG RANCHERS  *H. J. Gough Jr. and two  churns spent the weekend on  Mr. Gough's ranch.  SECRET COVE  Inez  Willison,  Correspondent  VISITORS  At Wood Bay were Mr. and  Mrs. S. Noutia and their son;  also Mr. K. Sanoli, and Mr. and  Mrs. Kamoles and their little  girl from New Westminster.  They spent the New Year's  holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Geo.  Noutia of Wood Bay.  Mr. M. Martin stopped in for  a brief visit with Ed. Lang on  his way home to Middle Point  from Vancouver.  Mr.   and 'Mrs.   R.   Lindberg  stopped in on their way to Vancouver from Prince Rupert.  BUSINESS TRIP  Miss Ida Jorgenson left for  Vancouver on business January  6.  ountry  ire  By  GABRIELLE   READ  Gibson's  Landing,  B.C.  The blue-grey herons of our  B. C. coast make a wonderful  sight as they soar about among  the trees and stand on the edges  of the creek banks.  One day one of these picturesque birds stood on the edge of  a creek which ran through a  small farm. Every once in a  while he would wade out into  the creek and stand motionless  for a minute before diving that  lightening* like beak of his  down into the water, then up  came the proud head with a  squirming trout held tightly in  his beak. After a while as the  heron grew tired of his sport  he waded back to the bank of  the creek; stood with one foot  tucked under him, and indulged  in a nap.  This creek had been especially stocked with trout and the  owners were curious for a long  time before they discovered the  thief among them.  A few days later, a workrnan  coming home from work one  night spotted something ahead  of him on the road just near the  creek of missing trout. On coming closer the man discovered  Mr. Heron injured and helpless.  The man stood for a minute regarding the bird deciding what  was the best thing to do. His  mind made up he proceeded to  try to pick the heron up and  put him in a less dangerous  place, but the heron objected,  strenuously to any help from  man and after a few painful jabs  with his sharp beak the man  resorted to other methods. He  took, off his work coat and threw  it over Mr. Heron, then gathering coat and bird together he  took him down to the bank of  the creek where he would be  more protected and have a  chance of healing his injuries.  BOARD OF TRADE  HOLD ANNUAL BALL  The Squamish Board of Trade  held their annual New Year's  eve dance in the P.G.E. hall.  The hall was gaily decorated by  the North Shore Rangers from  North Vancouver. There was a  very good crowd and everyone  had an hilarious time. Catering  for the refreshments was done  by Mrs. W. Seymour.  Squamish Resident  Dies December 24 in  His 64th Year  In his 64th year, Mr. Albert  Llewellyn Wilkins of Squamish  passed away Dec. 24. He leaves  to mourn his loss, his beloved  wife. Funeral services took  place Centre & Hanna chapel on  Thursday, Dec. 27.��� Interment  was made in the soldier's plot  at Mountain View Cemetery.  Mrs. O.  Dubois, Correspondent  SCHOOL DAYS AGAIN  Pender Harbour teachers are  back after Christmas vacation,  viz: Miss E. Turner, Irvines  Landing school; Mr. R. Tweed,  Pender Harbour Superior  school.  CONTRACTOR  Mr. JT. Ball of Victoria, is the  contractor in charge of construction of the new post office near  the site of the old one.  MET IN VANCOUVER  Bill Malcolm is home now  after serving in the armed forces  four years overseas. He was  met at the depot in Vancouver  by his wife and children.  REBUILT AND NEW  ... Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Harper  and children have, moved into'  their new home in Dream Valley... The house was quickly  built on the site of their previous home, destroyed by fire  soon after they moved in* .���  LOGGING NEAR HOSPITAL  The Gibson and McNeal logging firm is now logging near  St. Mary's Hospital on the Pat-  erson estate.  NEWSETTES  The Pender Harbour Hospital  Auxiliary held a meeting in  Irvines Landing- Community  Hall January 3.  Pender   Harbour   Community  Club   held   a   meeting   in   the  home of Al. Lloyd January 3.  Mr. and Mrs. I. Wenzel, Sunday School workers, are back  from Vancouver after spending  New Year's there. Mrs. Wenzel  is a graduate nurse arid at present is helping in St. Mary's  Hospital owing to the shortage ~  The first of a series of social  evenings sponsored by Squamish Lodge 119, of the B.P.O.E.  was held in the P.G.E. hall on  Saturday night, Dec. 22. The  hall- was decorated with the  Christmas touch by Mr. G. S.  Clarke, to whom thanks is tendered for his work in helping to  make this evening a gala event.  About 50 members, wives and  friends were present, v Bingo,  bowling and other games were  enjoyed by all, and all entered  with spirit into half an hour of  community singing of the old  songs. Coffee, hot-dogs and  sandwiches were served and after refreshments dancing was  enjoyed by alL ending with God  Save the King which closed a  very pleasant and enjoyable  evening. The raffle 6f some of  the work in leathercraft done by  Bro. G. Turriquist was won by  the following:  First prize���A. A. Martin of  Squamish, ladies' purse.  Second prize-^-Miss Pat Robinson, Squamish, snapshot album. -  Third prize���Mr. R.. Munro,  Squamish, snap shot album.  Fourth prize���Mr. J. Jacob-  sen, Squamish, leather billfold.  The  home  of  Mr.   and  Mrs.  Walter Fisher is neiaring completion. It coriimarids a fine  view of the Strait and Texada  Island.  T R. GODFREY  AND COMPANY LTD.  GIBSON'S LANDING  and Fuel  SHOP by MAIL  from  1  Powell Stores Ltd,  Powell River, B. C  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  The province of Utrecht,  Netherlands, has no stove gas  since October 25, 1944, and the  neighbor province of Galbarland  goes without electricity since  September 16.  Large  WATERFRONT LOT  Comfortable 5-room  Bungalow,  Bathroom,   &  Furnace.   Near  stores  &  Postoffice1.  HALF MOON BAY  Price $3000  REAL ESTATE  FIRE - %BUTO - H1BRINEI- '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 Wednesday January 16, 1946  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 3  A new Serial Story  by Bubrey Boyd  SYNOPSJSs Strange partners  they were���Speed Maione,hard-  ened   gambler;   Ed   Mxiitland,  young New Englander, son of  seafaring folks.   They met on  their trip north to the Yukon  gold fields in '97, Maitland in  pursuit of lost.family fortunes,  Malone evading the law in, the  gold camps. Frenchy, the fisherman who   took the   two men  north; Lucky Rose., the beautiful girl who gave Maitland a  ring   for  a  keepsake;   Fallon,  trail boss of the miners and resentful of Rose's attentions to  Maitland; Brent, old-time prospector; Garnet, who gave Maitland and Speed his outfit and  horses when he quit the trail;  Pete, and his drunken partner  Owens, drowned on the beach;  these were among the crowd of  gold-seekers.  After a hard trip  1 north,   with   many    hazards���  and -Speed killed! a man at Skagway,   the manager   of a shell  game who was out to get Speed  -���the two partners made camp  for the   winter   near   Bennett,  where the;  Canadian Mounties  held sway.   Drew, head of the  Mounties there, said there was  a sttange; legend abkut a ghostly  SiwcLsh who left* tracks in  the snow���his new man Cath-  cart "was specially interested in  it.  One night the tivq partners  were surprised to have a half-  starved   dog  join   them   while  they were.' eating\ steaks from a  deer Speed had just shot.   A  (little later a man came out, of  '{the i storm to foem?-^tfie ghastly  Apparition of^the��� Mduniies le-.  gend, .^they,.. devided-r-^md took,;  half * t^ievrI :':ofee*i   Whtie^ Speed  \i had gone to, ^agmaywith mail  ifor   the    Mounties.     Maitland  f found a half-frozen figure iri a  I storm, and discovered it to be  'Pete- who turned out to be a  i girl disguised as % ma/n. Speed,  'when he got, back to? Skagway,  )was  arrested on  a charge  of  murder.  In a.jpil break Fallon,  lcapturesf Speed And .is.drying, to  flynch him *when Maitland, mmd  Pete come to the rescue.   Now  {go on with the story.  I. His partner swung up the  rope he had left dangling, step-  fped put along the high ISihb*  and joined him.  r Above the ledge there was  a fault in the cliff, a fissure with  broken   steps < that  offered   an  .ascent to the summit.  It seemed to be one trail of entry into  Dalton's    secret    range;    there  might be others.   They hoisted  {the dog and the pack$ with the  [rope and then hauled Pete up.  ��� 'From the cliff summit Rusty  kept climbing into a high, wild  country near timber line,;yw$h  I a certainty that confirmed  I Speed's guess, and over a trail  that grew more and more rugged. The snow was still free pf  footmarks.  Rusty's   climb  ended-at  the  head of a snow-troughed, rocky  gulch.   Where the gulch broke  away, Rusty stepped to a ledge  hardly wider than a sled track,  and went around the cliff face.  They came out on a widening  step of the mountain.  A rough  i log cabin was perched on this  f sloping rocky platform.   From  j- the bring of the mountain step,  I Maitland  looked  down  into  a  r yawning chasm. He shivered to  think of the odds that might  favor a desperate man at bay in  this stronghold.  Though the eabin seemed deserted, Speed motioned them to  keep back, while he carefully  approached the door. His knock  echoed in the hollow chasm.  The door yielded stifdy to his  pressure. * From the threshold  he nodded to the others.  Not only was the interior unoccupied, but it evidently had  not been, in recent use. The  walls were cumbered with trophies and tools; some of rather  crude mkae; traps, dog harnesses, snowshoes and canoe paddles. Opening the stove, Speed  found wood laid in it, ready for  lighting. He touched it with a  match.  "Ain't got back from up the  river yet," he said. His voice  had a deliberately casual tone,  as if he were "trying to make  light of a dark sign. "Anyhow,  let's eat."  Pete removed a gun stock and  a half-mended snowshoe, from  the table, and had lifted the  cover to shake it, when be paiis-  ed to look more closely at the  tabled top.  "*'. The table boards <were made  of split logs with the hewn side  up* and leveled off with some  care. But this smooth wooden  surface was discolored, tattooed  and smeared with a maze of  marks and drawings that almost  hit the grain. The drawings had  been made with lead, ink, spilled coffee, whisky, lamp-soot-^  almost anything; apparently. r  s*T^e;drawi_<gs, Weresimilar* in  s^^^^v^J^^ily'-y^^ in detail. They seemed to represent  a gulch with a stream running  through it, and with the ruiris  of an Indian settlement at one  endj denoted by the scrawled  words, "Siwash Igloos", or "Siwash ruin". A figure like a pick  was*' posedi experimentally at  different po4nts in the gulches.  "These ajl. seem to be pictures  of the same gulch,"1 Speed said.  "The gulch where he found the  gold. .;.#*���  He. stuydied the table until  burning-paris called him back  to the^stove: When he served  the rashers and hot bread, they  sat down to supper with fifty  confused pictures of -Dalton's  gold prospect staring ur> at them  from the table top;  "Must   have   been   almighty  puzzled some time about where *  that gulch was," said' Speed.  "I think he-found it once, and  then  couldn't   track   it,"  Pete  said vaguely.  Maitland  noticed   the  veiled  question in Speed's look at her.  "Did   Bill   tell  you   that?"   he  asked..  ^Nb,"? Peters answer seemed  reluctant.  "Maybe the igloos are a symbol, of something  else,"  Mait-,  land ventured.  "Then why are they drawed  so clea^," Speed said doubtfully. He gave the thought a more  mystical turn. "You'd think  some jinx, was, ridin' Dalton.  His��hidin' from ever'one because  of the gold, and the gold hidjn'  from him." ���  Knowing the gambler's vein  of/ superstition, Maitland was  npt altogether astonished to  hear him ask her, "'That strange  figger you seen, Pete, didn't  maybe give you a whisper about  Dalton's reasons for keepin' his  trail so dark?"  Pete was visibly disturbed by  the question. She parted her  lips as if to answer; then changed her mind and shook her head.  They did not speak for a  while, but sat pondering in the  gloom over empty plates. Roll-  Speed said, "Anyway, it's a  ing and lighting a cigarette,  quiet place to wait in. If we  wait long enough, somethin' or  other is pretty liable to show."  The night passed uneventfully. During the next day, they  found a distraction in exploring the single approach to the  cabin, and examining the traps  and tools that lay in open view.  Speed spent some hours puzzling over the table drawings.  They left the chest by the wall  untouched.  "What did you hear, Bud?"  Speed spoke low to prevent his  voice from carrying to Pete, indoors. It was before dawn of  the second morning.  Maitland told him.  "Dp you reckon we're both  bearin' things " Speed muttered. "It listened to me more  like a louder sound way off. An  echo of gunfire. Or else froze  trees snaRpJrig in the thaw."  Motionless, tliey listened  again. The silence of the shadowed chasm mocked them.  Speed stirred abruptly. "You  stay here, Bud, and watch with  Pete. I may be gone1 awhile,  but keep that cnf f coveced with  the rifle. I'll call you when I  come; back round it/'   \       y  Speed's ^ecoririaisahce took  him over a wider range than  he wfcadi expected. When he  paused, halfr^ay down a lofty  slopes it. was to survey a long  an unobstructed view of wild  headlands, shining in the dawn.  In the center of one of the  ravines, about two miles away,  a, pair of dark moving specks  came into view. They were  men,; one of; them carried what  might; be a rifle.  Very slowly, so as not .to betray himself by a quick movement; he sank in the snow; The  advantage of view was in his  favor, since he looked down on  them from above.  They were top far to be, recognized as anything but men,  but the image of Fallon had  somehow leaped into His mind's  eye at the first dim glimpse of  them.,  He lay along the base of a  boulder, raising his head just  high enough to bring the figures  into view. He fired the gun  once, at random in their direction, and immediately covered  it to prevent even a wisp of  smoke from showing.  They kept moving for an interval before ithe sound reached  their: ears. They stopped, as -he  had expected. But instead- of  looking up in his general direction, they turned to stare the  other way.  Yet, in spite of the advantage this gave him for observation, some vague and nameless  instinct made him sink back  out of-sight between the boulder andrsnow trough. This wary  sense did not; leave him; but  after lying' hidden some thirty  seconds, he* looked over the rim  again. Strange tor say, the two  figures had vanished.  Slowly he rose into clear view  by the boulder, to tempt them  to declare themselves with a  bullet.  f The shot that did come was  an utter and confounding surprise. The roar of it burst in  his ears from directly behind  him! He dropped back instantly into his shelter. The bullet  had flattened against the inner  side"* of the boulder right next  to his arm, in the same flash of  time as the gun's roar. This  marksman was not more than a  hundred yards away!  Nothing showed behind him,  either. He waited for a gun  muzzle to show; for some tremor, however slight, in the snow  above. Why didn!t the fellow  shoot? His ear, close to the  snow, detected the crunch of  running feet, receding from him.  He jumped up and ran to the  near-by point from which the  shot had seemed to come. There  he found ajhollow in the snow  where the sniper had lain concealed, and the marks of his  feet leading up from below to  this depression, and running  away from it. The fugitive was  headed for the cabin and had  left a moccasin track!  There was a spreading dark  pink stain in the snow where-  he had hidden, and a blood trail  all along his course!  A wild scramble along canyon brinks and ledges brought  him to the head of the jackpine  gulch, and the absence o;�� a  blood trace in it assured him  that he had arrived in time.  Maitland stood waiting with  the carbine and with Pete close  by. He motioned them to back  in close to the cliff, in silence.  They had caught the alarm of  the shots, but had no notion  of what was about to happen. -  After a still wait, a voice  spoke abruptly from around the  cliff and close at hand���a husky  broken voice. -"Don't shoot," it  said weakly. "It's your game.  I'm out of shells."  Along the cliff wall and into  view, covered by Speed's guns,  a fur-clad and moccasined  figure groped its way, twisted  with agony. Maitland recognized at a glance the man who ��  had held them up at their winter  carilp.  - He held a revolver in his  right hand. The other hand  clutched at his side, and dripped  blood. When he_raised his head  and looked at them, his eyes  changed strangely from the  look of a fighting animal  brought to bay, to an expression  ofy wild astonishment.  "Pete!" he murmured, almost  under his breath. "How did  they find this?"  "They found your lead do*g  on the lakes," said Pete. "It  brought us here/'  The deepening wonder in his  face was a thing to see. "The  dog!" he mutered huskily.  There was a choking in his  throat like a chuckle���-it became a desperate, blood-chilling, mortally exhausted laugh.  "We've won now> kid!" he  chortled in a hard elation.  "Beat the game with���a damn  ���Siwash!"  When they would have caught  him* lie waved them, off again;  "Get this^-Pete," he mumbled  thickly. "Somethin' elser-J*ve  got to tell ye, kid. And, I will.  But give me time���but first���  get.this. The gpld is���". He lost  his voice and found it by sheer  ebbed from him. His discolored  and racked face turned gray  with a deathly pallor of weakness and stupefaction at the  failure of his tongue and his  brain to answer his will. "The  gold���!"  With an agonized, astonished  curse at his defeat, he slumped  held rigid an instant against the  wall, and then with a slow,  lurching slide, sank down.  * Speed, who had taken a step  to break his fall, caught him,  and leaned over the still body.  "He told the truth about his  last shell," Speed mused aloud.  "He was tryin' to reach the  cabin and his shells for a last  stand. But he saw our marks  in the gulch. Who did he think  I was a first? And where did  he get that wound?"  "The two men in the gulch  he spoke of���" said Maitland. ���  "It's what I was wonderin'. I  saw them, too. About four miles  off from here. He must have  dodged 'era. But they'll pick  up his blood trail. In half ah  hour from now, they'll���"  Here Speed unaccountably  broke off short, spun about witlj  a gun drawn, and in a flash  had leaped around the narrow  cliff ledge out of Maitland's  sight.  ��� "Hands up!" he shouted, "cir  I blast you into the canyon.  Throw that gun down!"  A man with his arms raised  came around the cliff ledge by  which Dalton had approached so  short a time before. Maitland  was too confounded to utter a  sound. He wore the uniform  of the Mounted Police.  There are no braver men than  the Canadian Northwest Mounted, but they are neither immortal nor impervious to the menace of two .45 six-shooters at  blank range.  Speed emptied the mounty's  holster and kicked the gun behind-him into the snow.  "This only makes it worse for  you," said the officer. "I demand that you and your partner surrender to arrest."  Here was just the vicious turn  of fate that Speed had feared,  with an extra twist to make it  worse. After evading the suspicion" of Cathcart, who had  mistaken Daton for a Siwash,  were they now, by a climax of  irony, to be charged with the  murder of Dalton himself?  "This looks comprisin', I'll  concede," he said. "But you boys  is on the wrong track. While  you're talkin' us, the real game  is likely beatin' to cover. There's  two more men in these mountains, and they're worth train'."  "Where did you see them?"  the officer asked, without belief.  Speed pointed his gun. "Four  miles that way."  "You saw me and an officer  who trailed with me, perhaps,  though we didn't come from  that direction. You've got our  distance and '��� bearings twisted.  If you have a hope of setting us  on a false trail, you can drop it  The game's up for both of you.  Should you refuse to return our  guns and have heard the warrant, you'll be hunted down to a  finish."  Speed picked up the police revolvers, emptied them and  threw them into the chasm. "It's  a difference of opinion that  makes gamblin'," he said.  "Get  force  of will���"I saw it���just    me   two   lengths   of   rawhide,  now.   Two men���in the���gulch.    Bud."  In  bright   snow���"    His   voice (To be continued) PAGE 4  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  .Wednesday January 16, 1946  OUR FUTURE  Residents of this peninsula cannot help but notice that  this area is rapidly taking its place in the coastal world.  Two major jumps towards its rightful prominence have  been made, though some adjustment by both parties is yet  needed. The first major jump was the establishment on this  peninsula last July of the "Coast News", the first voice of  our citizens in this area. The next major jump was the establishment of the Howe Sound Ferry and the daily, rapid communication with Vancouver. The Howe Sound Ferry removed the position of Vancouver being a separate comniunity  from this Peninsula and has made Vancouver so close that  it is practically a suburb of Sechelt.  Already three more organizations are corninginto this  district which will bring it much more into contact with the  world and help it have its voice heard. These new organizations are the Mason Lodge, an international fraternity. The  P.T-A., a leading-organization throughout the province, and  the proposed Board of Trade, a very influential group which  has many contacts, and is usually very active.  This is not" everything that this peninsula needs by any  means, but is very good progress for one year.  Crying needs here right now are a dentist, central hospital, phone service and specialty shops such as drygoods,,  . furniture, shoe store, etc. These of course can only function  properly in a central shopping district, and there is a toss-up  right now whether the central shopping area will develop,  in or near Sechelt, the geographical center, and population  radiating point, or in Gibson's Landing, a communication  center and will will be even more so if a prolonged election  campaign finished the Port Mellon Road.  This paper is intending to play a very important part  in this area, not only in centralizing it so that all will feel  within easy touch with each other, but also in co-operating  .with our new organizations, and existing ones like the Sechelt Improvement Association.  * * * * <  THE ISLAND HIGHWAY  There is no doubt whatever that this district deserves  better roads than it has got. The provincial government may  say that its first duty is to find work and that this district has  more than its allotted share of money provided from the public  funds in other way than roads. That may be true: but what is  going to happen to our tourist trade in this district when they  find the Island highway in the condition it is bound to be this  summer unless more money is spent on it? They will certainly  not come north from Nanaimo. No doubt the highway commission will say they are planning an entirely new highway  and that it would be waste to spend too much on patching the  old road. But unless they do more in this district than has been  done or there is prospect of being done then this generation  will be in its grave before we get one road than can be called  modern. The new fiscal year at Victoria starts on March the  first and if we are to make ourselves heard about better roads  we should act fast. Since we have a Just cause it would be folly  to allow Mr. Anscomb to think we are satisfied with the present  rate of progression in bettering our roads.���The Courtenay-  Comox Argus. *  Mrs.  C. Harper,  Correspondent  NEW RESIDENTS  Mrs. Dave Corbett and two  small children, newcomers to  this district, are occupying William Klein's cottage in Klein's  Bay. '  RECOVERS  Tom   Robinson,   an   old  time  resident,   is   home   following   a  two weeks' stay in St. Mary's  hospital.  VANCOUVER TRAVELLERS  Maynard Dubois and son, Oliver   left   last    Monday    for   a  short visit to Vancouver.  VISIT CAMPBELL RIVER  Mr.  and Mrs. -Norman Klein  are visiting relatives in Campbell River.  VISITS  MOTHER  Mr. and Mrs. Archie Brown-  john spent the Christmas season in Vancouver. Mr. Brown-  john returned January 3, while  Mrs. Brownjohn visited her  mother in town before returning.  NEWSETTES  Logging operations here were  at a standstill during the Christmas season.  Louis Heid brought his "cat"  down from the woods. Sam  Petersen and Ray Rondpre, who  are cutting timber on Chas.  Heid's property, were in Vancouver for the holidays with  their families. Maynard Dubois also ceased work over the  New Year. Archie Rrown-  john's sawmill shut down. Norman Klein, logging operator of  Nelson Island, with his wife and  family re-operied his home here  for the festive season.  Resident Lawyer  In P.R. District  With the opening of a law  office in Kenmar building by  Lawrence S. Eckardt, residents  and business men of Powell  River and district are now offered the services of a resident lawyer for their legal  problems; Mr. Eckardt, recently discharged from the Canadian army, is a graduate of Os-  goode Hall law school, Toronto,  and practised in his own offices  there prior to enlisting in 1940.  At that time he was also an  alderman on the city council.  Mr. Eckardt served with^the  2nd Armored Brigade. He was  with the 8th Army in the African campaign and participated  in the drive through Italy, Holland, and Germany. When hostilities ceased he was appointed  to the Canadian War Crimes  Investigating Commission and  studied, at first hand, German  concentration camps. He will  address the Canadian Legion at  Vancouver on this subject.  The former army major is a  keen sportsman. He played  hockey and lacrosse in senior  loops back east. His wife is  well-known on the coast for her  interests in horses, Mrs. Eckardt is a keen rider herself and  owner of a former coast champion, Euripedes, whom horse  fanciers proclaim as one of the  stoutest-hearted horses inB' the  racing game.  Mr. Eckardt's family will join  him here at a later date. At  present they are residing in  Vancouver.  The Zionists movement across  Canaad helped by people of all  creeds are saving thousands of  Jewish children from Europe to  establish them with new families  in Palestine.  Estimates of 1945 forest production places the total at $150,-  000,000, it was announced by  the Honorable E. T. Kenney,  minister of lands and forests,  this past week. This is approximately $4,000,000 more than the  preceding year, when the total  production amounted to $146,-  600,000.   -  Six cottages in all will be  constructed to form an initial  unit. A man and wife will be  in charge of each cottage, the  wife acting as a house mother.  Later, an. additional six cottages will be added. Each cottage will accommodate 25 boys.  The current cost of operating  the Boys' Industrial school is  , $95,000 a year, but it is expected that with improvements, the  cost will be greatly increased.  This increase, however, is more  than justified in the light of  better treatment, supervision,  and guidance that the boys will  receive.  The joint committee will resume its studies at the parliament : buildings in Victoria on  January 8. f  VILLAGE SEWERAGE  (Continued from Page One)  matter in order to prevent this  wasteful expenditure. '"  DIESEL COSTS \  The cost of two 250 KVA diesel units to supply power for  the village of Westview, would  be about $20,000 it was stated in  a letter from Canadian Fairbanks-Morse to the Westview  Ratepayers' Association. The  letter, which was read at the  meeting said this figure did not  include the cost of installation,  which would be in the neighbpr-  ?hppd-pfy$5,000: for each unit.-  These figures, did'hot compare  favorably with the rates charged v  for power under the present  arrangement with \the Powell \  River Company. Mr. Adey said  that the village was negotiating  a   hew power  agreement  with  Using a new .type carbon  dioxide fire extinguisher, the  Powell River fire department  last week saved a boat belonging to James Robertson from  almost certain destruction. The  boat, /which Mr. Robertson had  loaned to two friends, was tied  up at the forestry float when a  back-firing exhaust started a  blaze.  A hurried phone call brought  the fire department to the  scene and within a matter of  minutes the fire was out.  Apart from some scorched  paint and burnt, wiring, there  was no damage to the boat.  Sur>t>ort. the airfield drive  join the Aero Club.  . I  fliHIl  FULL LINE OF  DRUGS and  TOILETRIES  CITY SERVICE  '   at    '  CITY PRICES  DRUGSTORE  Gibson's Landing  Now open for business with,  We can deliver to you by!  y. . . -^^"y.(? i�� mw.,\.  bus or mail.  i full dispensary service    f  l!!!H!ili_ii_iI-lli[|_ll!!l_ll!l!_llll!_l!!IHI!!i_l!!!!l1  MYRTLE'S BEAUTY SHOPPE  35 East Hastings Street-Vancouver, B. C.  We wish to thank our many friendsf for their patronage expended to us during the past year, ^nd  wish all of them a  VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR  From the Staff of Myrtle's Beauty Shoppe  Myrtle McKay, Georgie Meucci, Peggie, Kay, Olga,  Molly and Juanita.  1  .  GIBSON'S  LANDING  We Have a Full line of -  PLUMBING SUPPLIES  Order Your  FRIGIDAIRES  BEATTY WASHERS  WESTINGHOUSE  ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES  From Us Now!  Agents for  CLARE JEWEL STOVES Wednesday January 16, 1946  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 5  Che Standards Q��**\_^  Wilson Creek  Garage Lid  n  Vulcanizing synthetic  tubes a speciality!  Automobile Accessories  and Repairs  Garden  Bay Cafe  SANDWICHES  SHOUT ORDERS  DINNERS  YSfEEKDAYS:-  ��� 11 A.M tpyl2 iriidnite  SUNDAYS:���  11 A.M^ to 5 RM.  BUS STOP HERE  Thomas  General  Merchant  Bus stop at Sports  Fishing Centre  HALFMOON BAY  Specializing in  Standard Oil Products  SQUfSwIISII  Mrs. Ellen Harley  Correspondent  HARLEY  Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Harley  spent Christmas in North Vancouver.  VAN HARLICK  *   Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Van Har-  lick spent Christmas at Wood-  fibre    with   Mr.    VanHarlick's  parents.  MRS. MAYHOOD  Mrs.  A.   Mayhood   and  Jack  spent  Christmas with Mr.  and  Mrs. Frey in Woodfibre.  MR. AND MRS. RAY  Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Ray spent  Christmas   in   Vancouver.  MR. HEILGER  Mr. J. Hielger and daughter,  Barbara  and her  friend,   were  guests   of  Mrs.  F.   R.   Buckley  over the holiday.  WOODFIBRE GUEST  Miss Lorraine Sinclair of  Woodfibre spent a few days  as guest of Miss Regula Dauphin. , , ,  FAMILY IN KAMLOOPS  Mrs. J. Holland and children  were holidaying in Kamloops.  MOVING TO NEW HOME  Mr. and Mrs. F. Midnight left  Thursday to take up residence  at Inglewood.  CHRISTMAS  GUEST  Mr. and Mrs. N. Barreau had  as Christmas guest, Mrs.  Bar-  reau's mother, Mrs. English.  VANCOUVTR TOURISTS  Mr. and Mrs. Scott MacDonald are visiting in Vancouver  for a few days.  Social Credit  Literature  and Meetings  :-'^;;;-;',':y;;;Write;;:    ''.'^  c/o 1005 Holden BIdg.,  Vancouver, B.C.  J  The  Sechelt Gift Shop  has a wide selection of!  TOYS, GIFTS,  NOVELTIES  Orders taken for woodwork  of all descriptions.  Howe Sound  Transport  GIBSON'S LANDING  Lv. Gibson** Landing at  7:55 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Lv. Fisherman'* Cove at  9:10 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  ��____^_��__��"��"_____��_��_"  "Prompt Attention To Mail Orders!"  it RESTMORE FURNITURE:  Beds, Springs, Mattresses  it General Electric APPLIANCES: Radios, Refrigerators &  '"      Washing Machines  it FURNITURE: Occasional Tables, Cedar Chests, Lamps etc  DORANS  WESTVIEW, B. C. -Phone 230  NEW ASSISTANT  Miss Elva Markham of Vancouver has taken over her duties  as office assistant at MacKenzies  Ltd. Miss Markham has recently been discharged from the  army.  POWELL  Mr. arid Mrs. P. Powell spent  Christmas at Williams Lake as  guests of their daughter, Mrs.  A. MacKenzie, and New Year's  in Vancouver.  CASULICH  Mr. and Mrs. C. Cosulich and  son   John,   and  Miss   Beverley  Quick spent Christmas with Mr.  and Mrs. J. A. Quick.  FROST  Mr.   Calvin   Frost   spent   the  holiday season with his parents,  Mr. and Mrs. S. Frost.  CMOLIK  Mr. and Mrs. George Cmolik  spent Christmas and New Year's  as guests of Mr. Cmolik's sisters, Mrs. E. Antosh and Mrs.  R. Lamport.  GEDDES  Mr.   and    Mrs.   Les    Geddes  spent  a few  days  visiting Mr.  and Mrs. J. McKinnon.  CPL.  LAMPORT  Cpl.    Russell   Lamport    was  home for New Year's leave.  MacKENZIE  Mr. R. MacKenzie made an  overnight visit to Squamish between     Christmas     and    New  MRS. DOUGLAS  Mrs. Muriel Douglas spent a  few days at New Year's as  guest of Mr. and' Mrs. A. Quick.  MISS SMITH  Miss  Lorraine   Smith  was a  Christmas guest of her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Smith.  MR. SMITH  Mr. T. K. Smith spent a few  days    in    Vancouver    between  Christmas and New Year.  PRENDERGAST  Mr. and- Mrs. W. Pendergast  had as New Year guests, Mr.  and Mrs. R. Price, Mr. and Mrs.  W. Pendergast Jr. and daughter, Mrs W. Cuthbertson, and  Miss Connie Prendergast.  MISS ALITA SMITH  Miss Alita Smith spent a few  days' * with v -her '*grahdmi>fher,  Mrs. A. ^Fuller. ,  MISS CLARKE  Miss Joan Clarke and brothers, Jack and Peter, spent the  holiday with their parents, Mr.  and Mrs. S. Clarke. ,  JESSIE FRASER  Miss Jessie Fraser spent New  Year's with her father, Mr. Don  Fraser. ,  BURNETT  Mr.   and  Mrs.   Bert   Burnett  and family spent Christmas in  Vancouver.  KEYES  Mr. and Mrs. L. Keyes were  guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. Midnight,* Sr. ,       ��  SEASON CALLER  Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wickstrom  of Woodfibre called on a number of friends Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.  MURRAY  Mr.  and Mrs.  R.  Murray of  Vancouver     spent     Christmas  with Mr, and Mrs; J. R. Morrison.  CPL. MacDONALD  Cpl. J. I. MacDonald, of Jericho Beach, spent New Year's  holiday with his grandmother,  Mrs.  I.  MacDonald.  C. W. LAMSON WINS  SQUAMISH DERBY  In the years' first competition  among local fishermen, Squamish Rod ahd Gun Club announced the winners of their trout  derby on the Cheakamus River  last week.  First prize for the heaviest  total catch went_to C. W. Lam-  son, 10 pounds, 13 ounces. Second prize for the biggest fish,  was won by H. N. McDonald,  whose dolly varden weighed  four pounds, 11^ ounces. Third  for the second heaviest creel,  went to N. Barreau. Biggest fish  of the day was Lamson's six  pound, 8 ounce dolly, included  in the first prize.  Dulcie Gray, well-known young stage and film actress, Ms  been heard in many British Broadcasting Corporation programs,  principally in the B.B.C. overseas popular daily program "Front  Line Family", which features episodes in the everyday life of an  ordinary English family. She also took the part of Mary in the  broadcast serial "Dr. Thorne", and of Fanny in "Framley Parsonage."  Dulcie Gray came to England from Malaya in 1937, with  only ��10 in her pocket. Soon after, she was left a third of an  eighty-fourth share in a great aunt's will. With this money she  started a course of dramatic training, eking out her living by taking  a dog out for walks for 5s/0d. a week, teaching English to an  Italian girl, painting pictures, and being painted herself.  While at the dramatic school she met the young actor Michael  Denison and they were married in 1939. Together they went to  Aberdeen where, until the outbreak of war when her husband  joined up, they played juvenile leads with Stewart Granger, the  film star and his wife. Until February, 1941, when she joined  {''Front Line Family"; Dulcie Gray played leads iri repertory  shows. On leaving the cast of "Front Line Family", after 395  performances, she acted in Robert Atkins' Shakespeare productions in Regent's park. She then played in Emlyn Williams' production of "The Little Foxes" and in "Brighton Rock". She has  now signed a contract with ��� Gainsborough Pictures Ltd., and has  already made two films, "They Were Sisters" and "Wanted for  Murder."  ROBERTS CREEK  A. N. Cotton, Correspondent.  ���___________________���_���������������������������<���'������  Mr. Horace Warrick passed  away in Vancouver Saturday,  Jan. 5. Mr. Warrick lived here  for a number of years prior to  the war. He was probably  known best for his interest and  knowledge of flowers. Members  of Roberts Creek Horticultural  Society will remember many of  the talks he gave them on flowers and plants and their care.  Mr. Warrick grew and sold  sweet pea seeds in B. C. and  shipped them all over the American continent.  o  The Roberts Creek Badminton  Club entertained the Gibson  club here on the night of Jan. 9.  Everybody had a good time and  the games were very even.  F/O. Johnny Kirkland is reported back in Canada. He is  spending a few days in the East  before returning to his home on  the coast. Johnny worked for  the B.| & K. Logging Co. in B. C.  before joining up. Badminton  players from here to Pender  Harbour will remember him for  hi ability as a fine player. He  is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe  Kirkland of Roberts Creek.  The Roberts Creek Credit Union will hold their annual meeting on Jan. 21 at Roberts Creek.  SEASON'S GUESTS  AND TRAVELLERS  Miss Doreen Bishop and brother Bob were holiday visitors  of their parents, Mr. and Mrs.  Sid Bishop.  Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Sidsworth  had as Christmas guests the  latter' parents, Mr. and Mrs.  Mitchell of New Westminster.  Mr. and Mrs. E. Naud and  family spent Christmas in New  Westminster.  Mr. and Mrs. Barry Dean and  family spent' Christmas with  Mrs. Dean's parents, Mr. and  Mrs. Merrit of Vancouver.  Mrs. Robin and daughter of  Vancouver were Christmas  guests of the former's parents,  Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Stathers.  Miss Marion Eadie spent the  holiday season with her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. James Eadie.  Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Messer of  Regina, Sask., spent New Years  with Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Valde.  Mr. and Mrs. R. Knight were  holiday guests of the former's  mother, Mrs. Knight.  Mr. and Mrs. C. Lamport  spent a few days in Vancouver  last week.  Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Audet of  Port Moody and Mrs. Pierce of  Vancouver were Christmas  guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. Lamport.  Mr. and Mrs. M. Seymour  spent a few days in Vancouver  last week. PAGE 6  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday January 16, 1946  nrwnnritnii' wif mmnmrnr  Mrs.  Ellen Harley  Correspondent  FOURTEENTH BIRTHDAY  On the occasion of her 14th  birthday on' January 1, 1946,  Miss Regula Dauphne, daughter  of Mrs. W. Cole, was hostess to  a number of friends in the Parish Hall. The evening was  spent playing games and dancing. Miss Kathleen Cole supplied the music. Birthday cake  and other refreshments^ were  served at 11 p.m., after which  dancing continued till 1 a.m.  The party ended with everyone  singing Auld Lang Syne.  VANCOUVER  VISITORS  Mrs. Alex MacDonald and  daughter, Norma, were visitors  to Vancouver Monday.  SCHOOL BOYS' PARTY  Donald Hurst was host to a  number of his former school  pals last Friday afternoon. The  afternoon was spent playing  games, after which refreshments were served. Among  those present were Roy Naud,  Thor Halverson, Michael Knox  and Terry Aldridge.  GUEST OF CORMACKS  Miss Blanche Duclos spent a  few days visiting friends in  Squamish and was guest of Mrs.  Rj. McCormack.  In the event that anyone  would care for an extra ration-  free steak, ask Chuck Smith,  taxi., driver,., about his new  method of "mowing 'em down."  Sgmn. Owen Reeves and Mrs.  Reeves and Susan are visiting'  with   the   former's   parents   at  Mission while awaiting his discharge.  FROM VANCOUVER ISLAND  Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Leffler,  from Vancouver Island, spent  part of the holidays with the  latter's mother, Mrs. A. Lasser.  Is it irue or merely a rumor  that.. Squamish may have a  dentist in the near future?  HOLIDAY GUESTS  Mrs. W. Baglay has had as  guests over the holiday her sisters, Mrs. V. Watson and Miss  Jean Mathew, both of Vancouver. Mrs. Watson returned on  Tuesday, ~but Miss Mathew is  planning to stay some time.  FAMILY VISITS  Mrs." Dick Yeoman had her  sister, brother-in-law and their  daughter, Mr. and Mrs. P. G.  Israel of Mission and niece Nita  Cade also' of Mission, visiting  with her over the holidays.  Mrs. A. C. McKinnon returned  last week from spending a six-  week visit with her son and  daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.  C. F. McKinnon, and family at  Blodell.  Mr. and Mrs. Bud Moore and  family spent a few days in Vancouver last week. ,  WELCOME HOME BOYS  Two more Squamish boys to  return from overseas last week  were Harry Seymour in the Air  Force and Ernie Lipsy in the  Army.  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The-name ofrmy usua��L Druggist is. *,.;.......  If-you-wa^tf_ct_eVimorma���on; write. us.  ��*��������������������������������*���  ^ LANTIGEN      LAMIGEN     LANTIOEm    L^  Now on Sale at  Now on Sale at  POWEIiL RIVER  ORDER BY MML TODAY  LANG'S  GIBSON'S LANDING  P^OMBT MM& ORDER SERVICE Wednesday January 16, 1946  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C. _  PAGE 7  Mrs. G. Cormack  Correspondent  MOVED OUT  Mr. and Mrs. Ted Jackson  have moved to Toba Inlet.  TAKE NEW RESIDENCE  Mr- and Mrs. W. H. Arnott  have moved into cottage number 3 near the Trading Post.  RETURNS TO CITY  Jack Whitaker has returned  to the city after spending 'the  Christmas    vacation   with   his  \ parents,   Mr.   and   Mrs.   R.   F.  i Whitaker.  PICTURE SHOW  GIBSON'S HALL  Every Week. Watch for the  Posters!   Shorts, News,   and  Feature Photoplay  SURPRISE  *  Mr. Tom Gibbons, of Victoria,  was a surprise holiday visitor  at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.  Gibbons the week of the 10th.  ��  LULU ISLAND GUEST  Mrs. F. Davis, Lulu Island,  is at the time of writing, guest  of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mills.  *  CITY REVELLERS  Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Matthews  and Dorothy were in the city  over the New Year.  RETURNS TO HOSPITAL  George Mills has returned to  Vancouver and the hospital for  treatment following his recent  operations.  CLEARING   .  Mr. Burgess and son Dick of  Vancouver, spent a few days  recently clearing on their summer place.  A NEW YEAR'S THOUGHT  "The Season/' they say, "is  over." Our trees are dismantled and our decorations put  away.    We are embarked upon  another year. The calendar  says so. A photograph or two,  some new books, letters, cards,  spoken greetings and kindly  gifts accompanying us as we go.  Friendly wishes of neighbors  are centred in an ever widening circle, bringing news and  cheer from many places.  Christmas everywhere ��� in  our thoughts in our thinking.  Little children have new toys,  new clothes. We have received  more than we gave. Christmas  .... real, solid dynamic.  We   go   from   Christmas,   the  known    quantity,   to   unknown  1946.      Some    there   are   with  New    Year   .resolutions;    some  with  great   hopes,  great  plans,  . great needs.    We feel secure in  the   thought   that   many   will  cling   io   the   Christmas   spirit,  and   cherish   it  in   their  hears.  It gives us a steady footing on  the   first   rung   of   the   ladder.  With John Oxenham we all can  "Kneel reverently and thankful  be  For God's unfailing charity."  A Happy New Year to all]  F*  ���^"Ss     "*ri*��  AGRICULTURE  .    > ���'    ' ':     ���   \  Great in War,  Must Be Greater  m  , *  BRITISH Columbia Agriculture, in collaboration with British food experts,  did an outstanding wartime job in distributing food products to where they  were most:needed.  In spite of drastically restricted' shipping space, no less than 127,761,679  pounds of British Columbia fruits were transported overseas, to help greatly  in maintaining the wartime health of the armed forces and civilians in allied  countries. The&e'fruits were made up as follows:  Berries :;..;.; J..-.....-.,.-.-.--....-..-.... - -8,000,000 pounds  Evaporated Apples ���...:.........���., .6,729,999 pounds  Plunis, Prunes, Etc.  ....... .....;... ..3,760,479 pounds  Fresh Apples y .���....;.....-.-...., .2,750,000 boxes  Vegetables were also shipped overseas in huge quantities during the  war years:- ^,y' ''..":'.-'���  Fresh Onions      - - 800,000 pounds  Dehydrated Onions '....��� :..--- ----- - 527,760 pounds  dther Dehydrated Vegetables .:.:.... Hundreds of thousands of pounds.  Other lines of B.C.'s agricultural production also achieved huge increases  during the war. Livestock, dairy products, seeds, fibre flax, and especially  poultry meat and eggs, reached record production and shipment figures.  The need for B.C's agricultural production is still great. Millions of  people in Britain and European countries, and elsewhere, must be fed until  their own production can be reorganized and returned to normal.  For the big job that still lies ahead, the hest seed and careful farm management are essential to the harvesting of quality products. Following the recent  Ottawa Conference, full details of 1946 production requirements will soon  be published; To enable this vast program to be carried out, co-operation  to the fullest extent is urged between farmers and this department.  DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE  PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS  VICTORIA, B.C.  Hon. F. Putnam, Minister.  74  ree  ruaa��ngs  If you should be in C.B.C.'s  Toronto studios and someone  petite, blonde, and very pretty  dashes past, chances are it's  actress   Peggi   Loder.  Booked for half a dozen leading network shows, Peggi's life  seems to be one long rush from  studio to studio. Still in her  teens, she refused Hollywood  differs in order to finish school.  She's been in radio since her  C.B.C. audition seven years ago.  Currently she can be heard  on Children's Scrapbook, Soldier's Wife, and other Trans-  Canada feature programs including Friday night's Johnny  Home Show in which she plays  the romantic kid sister.  Sechelt Flans  Community Hall  By ALICE FRENCH  ��� A public meeting held recently in the Canadian Legion Hall  was the first step taken toward  comrhericing a community centre in Sechelt. Many old timers  y of< -the district* who - - have been  active y_nd interested in the  growth of Sechelt during the  past years were in good attendance.  Mrs. Edith Clegg gave an interesting outline of forming a  community centre in her ad-  , dress. It was ^through Mrs.  Clegg's effort that the meeting  was held.  H. W. (Buster) Brooker, elected chairman, introduced Miss  Margery Vivian Smith from the  University Extension Department. Miss *Smith explained  fully the reason for having a  community centre and conducted a question period at the end  of the .meeting.  A vote of appreciation was  extended to Miss Smith for her  interest in this new venture for  Sechelt.  The following were elected as  a provisional committee to com*  m^nce working on a community  centre project: H. W. Brooker  chairman; committee, F. Archer,  R. C. Kean, R. McCulloch, E.  Gray, Father Baxter, Mesdames  C. Arnold, A. Gray, E. Osborne  and Miss M. Woods.  PURPOSE  EXPLAINED  A community centre may be  described most simply as an association of neighbors banded  together in a spirit of co-operation. The first step in planning  a community centre is in terms  of human beings and their  needs together with their latent  strength   and   possibilities.  The people of Sechelt are becoming aware of their community and realizing their place and  responsibility in it. There are  many, positions to be filled in  this great movement, and everyone interested is asked to contact the committee or write to  Sechelt Community Centre at  once. All citizens should get  behind this grand beginning and  offer their services. Remember,  this is your community centre.  Miss M. Wood and Mr. R. C.  Kean were chosen as delegates  to a two-day convention at the  University relating to community centre work.  id D  ays  Cold winter days call for hot  desserts. If the pudding has a  rich spicy flavor, is economical  and also easy to prepare, it always meets with the approval  of busy homemakers.  Steamed and baked puddings  have all these advantages.  Steamed puddings have sometimes been considered bothersome on account of the special  utensils required, but modern  methods of steaming in a double  boiler or in a pan in the oven,  overcomes these difficulties.  We suggest three puddings to  round out cold weather meals,  and they throw in a new pudding sauce for good measure.  CRANBERRY  PUDDINGS  2 cups cranberries  *4 cup brown sugar  y% cup molasses  Vz cup boiling water  */�� teaspoon salt  2 teaspoons baking soda  1% cups all-purpose flour.  Wash and halve cranberries.  Add sugar and molasses. Let  stand one hour. Add boiling  water. Sift salt and baking soda  with flour and add to other mixture. Beat well. Pour into  greased custard cups. Set cups  1 in a pan of hot water. Cover and  bake in a moderate oven, 350��  F., for one hour. Serve with  pudding sauce.  Six servings.  OATMEAL   FIG   PUDDINGS  1 cup quick-cooking rolled  oats  y2 teaspoon baking soda  i/4 teaspoon salt  14 teaspoon cinnamon  y% pound figs, uncooked, cut  fine  2 eggs, well beateiv  ^ cup molasses  2/3 cup water  1^> tablespoons lemon juice  (1/2 lemon)  Mix rolled oats, soda, salt,;  cinnamon and figs. Combine  the eggs, molasses, water and  lemon juice and add to the dry-  ingredients. Pour into a greased mould, cover and steam for  three hours.   Eight servings.  CHOCOLATE   BATTER  PUDDING  *4 cup mild-flavored fat  2/3 cup brown sugar  1 egg  1 teaspoon vanilla  1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sifted all-purpose flour or  114   cups  sifted  pastry   flour  2 teaspoons baking powder  *4 teaspoon salt  14 cup cocoa  2/3 cup milk %i.  Cream fat well, add sugar and  cream well together. Add well-  beaten egg and vanilla. Mix  and sift dry ingredients, add;  alternately with the milk and  beat thoroughly. Bake in an  eight-inch square pan in moderate oven 350 degrees F., for 40��� .  45 minutes. Cut into squares  and serve with jelly sauce. Eight  servings.  TURKEY DRAW  Canadian Legion Annual Tar-  key draw in Gibsons School house  on December 21 was a big success.  Lads and lassies faced croupier calling for customers for  housie housie and crown anel  anchor, and chances on the turkey draw. All chances were  good, every one guaranteed to be  as good as the next  The old boys were particularly  glad to welcome the young vets  who got home in time for the  festivity. PAGE 8  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  .Wednesday January 16, 1946  ni��._Mjii.nim��_..J.  in  HMMHWffiMH  Wally Graham  Funeral Directors  Gibson's  Landing  ��? i f  Caskets and Service  to suit family wishes.  MURDOCH  Marine Supply  ��� FRESH   MEATS  ��� HARDWARE  * SHELL OIL  ��� FISH CAMP  Pender Harbour  Wm. McFADDEN  Optometrist  510   West   Hastings  Street  VANCOUVER  ���  at Gibson's  Landing  EACH  and Saturday  Eyes Examined and Glasses  Fitted  JERVIS^WATER  TRANSPORT  PENDER HARBOUR  TOWING  AND  CHARTER  SERVICE  Operated  By  W. H. HEARD  PENDER HARBOUR  Serving . . .  SECHELT and  PENINSULA  9  Automobile Repairs  �� Welding  0 Home Gas and Oil  Sechelt Garage  WAKEFIELD    INN  Until further notice the  Inn  will be open from  2 P.M. To 6 P.M.  7 P. M. To 11 P.M.  .���  COFFEE SHOP  Across the road from Inn  Ida E.  Preiss,  Correspondent  COMMUNITY CLUB DANCE  Members of the Woodfibre  Community Club and their  guests enjoyed the New Year's,  Eve dance in their hall. A large  crowd attended and welcomed  the new year in. Music was  supplied by a five-piece orchestra from New Westminster. Mr.  George Cranston acted as master of ceremonies. Dancing was  enjoyed by the happy crowd  from 10 p.m. 1945 until 4 a.m.  1946.  CITY NEWYEARITES  Among those visiting Vancouver for the celebration of the  New Year were Mr. and Mrs.  E. P. Brennan, Mr. and Mrs. P.  V. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. E., W.  Beckett, Mr. and Mrs. Frank  Mullin Sr., Mr, Frank Mullin  Jr. and others.  VISITORS  Miss Ester Campbell and Mr.  and Mrs. Dan MacKay were the  guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dave  Anderson for several days.  Mr. and Mrs. Carl Malm were  the guests of the latter's parents  at Britannia Mines for the year's  end.  Mrs. H. A. Ingram of Vancouver is visiting at the home  of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Henderson.  MASTER AND MRS.  Mrs. Sid Brown arrived home  on Thursday with her baby son.  RETURN HOME  Mrs. Jewel Henderson and  her son Bobby arrived home on  Sunday after spending the holidays with friends in Vancouver.  KEN NASH COMES HOME  After serving with the Royal  Canadian Engineers for the past  three and a half years, Mr. Ken  Nash was welcomed home to  Woodfibre on January 4. Ken  trained in Canada for eight  months and spent the rest of his  service- in En^and# prance;  Holland, Belgium and 'Germany,  where he saw much action.  Prior to Ken's return, Mrs.  Nash had re-established their  home in Woodfibre. Ken's  younger brother Edward, of  Montreal, is arriving on Saturday for a visit. The brothers  have not met in 14' years, although the latter spent five  years in the European theatre  of war.  Mr. and Mrs. H. Craddock en-  Mr. and Mrs. H. Craddock entertained at a surprise party for  Mr. Nash on Saturday night.  BACK  FROM   OVERSEAS  Mr. John Norman has returned home from overseas. John  enlisted on September 6, 1939,  and has seen considerable action during his long servce in  Europe.  MONTREAL GUEST  Mr. and Mrs. Carl Malm have  as their, guest Mrs. E. Cameron  of Montreal.  NEW HOME  Mr. end Mrs. Andrew Great-  rex have taken up residence in  their new home on north hill  townsite.  Mrs. Norman Lea and daughter, Bonnie Heather, left on  Tuesday for Mountain Park, Alberta, for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald.  The regular meeting of Wood-  fibre P.T.A. was held on Tuesday, January 8. Following the  business meeting two hours of  bingo were enjoyed.  Rangers Get Arms  (Continued from Page One)  ser Valley and other units looked after the defences of northern and interior B.C.  These units, though subject to  transport wherever needed,  were designed as a first line of  defence in their particular district. Particularly vulnerable  areas had regular units of the  armed forces stationed within  them to take the main defence,  but here again the voluntary  reserves played an important  part as supplement to the main  forces.  (Continued  from front page)  NEW KEY MAN  Newcomers to this area are  Mr. and Mrs. F. Mills who moved recently to Selma Park. Mr.  Mills has taken H. V. Dunns  place as lineman for the Government Telegraph service. Mrs.  Mills was June D. Yeatman  before her marriage in April,  1944. She was well known at  Campbell River where she was  a telephone operator for three  years. She could easily have  gone on record at that time as  one of the youngest operators  in British Columbia. She has  confided that she really likes  Sechelt and district very well  and hopes that she will be able  to make her permanent home  here. Mrs. Mills formerly lived  at. Gowland Harbour. Quathiaski  Cove, where she spent most of  the early part of her life.  PRODIGALS RETURN  Now that the holiday season  is over, all those who left Halfmoon Bay to visit friends and  relatives are starting to arrive  home. Among the early arrivals  are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rhode  and their young son Ronny, Mr.  and Mrs. Joe Gardner and children, Mr .'and Mrs. Ken Flumerfelt and young son, Stan Ross  preceded his family home. All  those mentioned above had a  very busy time making the  rounds of visit in such places as  Mission City, Aldergrove, Clover dale and Whiterock.  FLY EAST  Harold Pearson, and Earl  Laughlin, both formerly of  Halfmoon Bay have been reported as having flown back to  Edmonton' for a week's visit  there.  GREENHOUSE WRECKED  Mr: William; Elliot, of Sechelt  Greenhouses, lost all his Christmas chrysanthemums in the oil  stove explosion reported iri the  last issue of the Coast News.  Nearly all the glass in the  building was shattered in the  blast, and many other valuable  flowers were also lost when left  unprotected from the weather.  Mr. Elliot, veteran of the 1914-  18 war, and professional horticulturist, was noted for the  quality of his 'mum displays.  He had received great credit  from all those, who knew him  for the achievements he has  brought about on his property,  making a beautiful garden  where but a rocky wilderness  existed before. "*  HOME TOTAL LOSS  Christmas was marred for the  Barrows family of Selma Beach  when their home was totally  destroyed by fire on Christma's  Eve, when a heater became  overheated while the family  was outside engaged in cleaning  up operations.  Though Sechelt volunteer fire  brigade quickly responded to  the call, nothing could be saved,  and efforts of the brigade were  confined mostly^ to guarding adjacent property.  The    Barrows    family    have  been summer visitors here for  several years, but owing to ill  health Mr. Barrows had retired  and he and his wife made their  permanent home in Selma Park.  He had previously been on the  staff of the Vancouver city hall.  His son, recently discharged  from the Canadian navy, now  a student at U.B.C., was on holiday at home and also lost all  his possessions in the blaez, including his service and discharge papers.  Gremlins left the air force to  plague Ivor Barrows, the son,  ,as he Recalls his last (three  Chrislmasses: 1943-*-sluck in an  ice-floe; 1944 on duty off the  ccas_\of Ireland; and now 1945,  losing his home.  Mr. Jim Murray of Sechelt  suffered painful injuries to  head and face when he inadvertently stepped off an open  fire escape at the Sechelt Pavilion during, the new year's  dance.  First aid was administered  immediately by Mrs. Jane New-  .* combe and Mr. Murray was  taken to Dr. Ingle of Gibson's  Landing by the Sechelt Taxi.  Several stitches were necessary  for his badly lacerated lips.  Mr. Murray, recently returned  from   overseas,   was   attending  the annual Legion dance with  ��� several friends.  SWIFT SERVICE  OFFERED BY TRUCK  LINES IN CANADA  . More than half of Canada's  cities and communities are not  located on railroad lines, say  officials of the Motor Carriers  Association of B.C. To serve  these communities, truck lines  have an investment of some  $500,000,000 in equipment and  terminals; employment roles in  excess of _50,000 Canadian men  and women.  "The swift, dependable and  flexible type of service that  meant so much to Canada's war  effort is going to play a tremendous part in speeding  reconversion, rehabilitation of  servicemen and the development of: new settlement areas  throughout the dominion,"  states the association's secretary-manager Gene L. Buck-  man. "From a motorized war  we have mpyed into a motorized peace,'^;^..:  The speedy, overnight, door-  fp.-door transportation provided  by trucks has remade small  town merchandising throughout Canada, and particularly in  British Columbia,-claims Buck-  man. Storekeepers have been  relieved" of the necessity of  keeping large stocks. Money  released by smaller inventories has permitted merchants  to carry a larger variety of  items bringing rural community  shoppers all the advantages of  urban or "big city" stores.  What Price Nylons!  A hosiery firm at Owen Sound,  Ont., bgean running nylon  through its machines this month  and the finished product will be  on sale about Feb. 19, along with  those of other hosiery mills  throughout Canada.  The price���that'�� up to the  prices and rtades board���and the  line�� form on the left.  W. Sutherland, Correspondent  Quite a number of residents    *  of Halfmoon Bay saw the New   \  Year in at Sechelt, going down  for dinner at the hotel where    '  they  were  joined  by  two  ex-  Halfmoons,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Ted  Osborne.  The  Osbornes  entertained   the   party   during   the  period of recuperation after the  very   splendid   meal   provided  under the capable management  of   Mrs.   Fredrickson.    A   very ]-  enjoyable dance followed. The  revellers from Halfmoon Bay included Mr. and Mrs. E. Pearson,  Mr. and Mrs. J. Burroughs, Mr.  and Mrs. W. Kolterman, Mr. and  Mrs. W. Scott, Mr1, and Mrs..T.  H. Beasley with their sons.Billy  and David, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. '  Tait, Mr. and. Mrs. T. Parrish,  Mr. and Mrs. J. King and son  Donny. Mrs. D. Kilgour, Mr. and  Mrs. J. J. Sutherland, Mr. and1  Mrs. Max Perras, Mr. and,Mrs.  R. Gibson and Mr. Carl Gisslen.  ���1  YE'LL GET YER  PAR-R-R-TY  What could be more deserving; |  of sympatty than a Scot depriv- i  ed of his Hogmanay celebra-jj  tion? And when a severe dose  of lumbago is the cause* words  of sympathy . are, to say the\  least, inadequate. As soon as Alf  Young gets over his lumbago, ari  post-dated New Year's., evel  party will be in order. Hurry'q  up Alf or we will have to deco-il  rate with daffodils instead of|  mistletoe. , |  WILSON CREEK  MRS. D. ERICKSON  Correspondent   ���-  MUSIC MAKER ^  Prutt Japkson was down from^L  Toba Inlet for.the holidays buiffl  spent New Year in Vancouver!  where he had an engagement to*  play some boogie-woogie.  HOUSE PARTIES  A great many house partie  were en j oy ed locally. Two Stro-  sheim families entertained a.  large number of friends and rel-$  atives at dinner and a' goodj  time was had by all;        :  Mr. and Mrs. L. Jackson gave~  a New Year's dinner party withj  open house during the evening.  A large number of the guests  went to the dance at Sechelt toj  ring in the NeW Year. ;J  CAMPING l  Mr. Bertram of Roberts Creek  is-at- her camp for a short period')  so a certain party will be put-3  ting in a request for a dish ofjj  her famous curry.  ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE  Twenty guests were received  for Christmas dinner at the annual open house at Sechelt Inn,  sponsored by Mr. and' Mrs.  Frederickson. Mr. and Mrs.  Mann, and Mr. McKinnon of  Vancouver were also present.  The spacious, lounge was crowded for the evening's entertainment, which included dancing  and games. This annual event,  complete with friendly atmosphere, is rapidly becoming the  social event of the holiday season in this neighborhood.  Seventy guests partook of the  table at the annual New Year's  Eve dinner. Out of town guests  included Mrs. George Harris  and Mrs. Mary Alec Cromis of  Vancouver.  Over 200 people were reported on the dance floor to help  in the new year at the dance  sponsored after supper by the  Sechelt Canadian Legion.  NEW YEAR PARTY 1  A New Year's eve party was |  held at the home of the Willi- $  sons. Refreshments were served |  by Mrs. Willison. New Year was  welcomed with a lot of noises  and fun. \|  RETURNS TO SCHOOL |  Norman   Jorgenson   has   re- i  turned  , to ; New .Westminster |  ���''' where he attended high school, J  BUSINESS TRIP  Mr. Eric Willson also Mr. Ivor  B. Jorgenson have left for Vancouver on business.  ENGAGEMENT '  On Jan. 2. Miss Mabel Griffith  returned after spending Christmas and New Year holidays  with her family at Egmont. She  is also wearing a brand new  diamond, given to her by Elmer  Jorgenson. Mabel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W,. Griffith  of Egmont.  r."  ���i


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