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Array :pK0TO^Xtf_rmTmrav_~  VICTORIA  Zk_rB-tXS---D  BT  _HE   COAST NEWS,   LIMITED  Business Office: Half Mooa Bay, B. C      National Advertising* Office: PoweU River, 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.  B  HALF MOON BAY, B. C. Wednesday,  November 7, 1945    5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  [Vol; I, No. 17  Sinclair Presses  For Phone Service  ' IN A PLEA to the Minister of Public Works,   James   Sinclair, M. P. for this riding, asked for improvement of  the telephone service existing on the peninsula, either by  government service or by sale of the existing facilities to  1 the B. C. Telephone Company. Full text of the letters, in-  [ eluding a promise from the Department to investigate the  matter at once, follows���  ! Ottawa, Ontario,  ! October 3, 1945.  I Hon. Alphonse Fournier, K.G.,  Minister of Public  Works,        >  \ Ottawa, Ontario.  \ Re:   Port   Mellon-Pender   Harbor,  B.C. Telephone Service.  f.    Dear     Sir:   .During    recent  -> weeks   I  have * discussed   with  [; officials of the Dominion Telegraph   Service    in    Vancouver  f and in  Ottawa,  the  matter of  't providing   a   proper   telephone  service to the south coast portion of  my riding.   I  feel  the  Vtime has now come to present  Gibson's to place a call and  wait as much as two hours before such a call gets through,  this to the city just twenty  miles away. Telephone service  is used only as an emergency  in such circumstances, but despite this, the single line is overloaded. Moreover, a call placed,  from the more distant points,  such as Pender Harbor, is often  almost worthless because of the  extremely poor transmission  over the outmoded single line  equipment used.  Because     of    these  . circum-  Hardy Island And  ythe case to you, as Mini^i^ih^ stances, the people of this area  -The  district  from  Port Meljtoh to Pender Harbor,  }iri the  'Riding   of   Vancouver  North,   is   not   connected  with  Vancouver with any road systems    because    of   intervening  inlets.   Gibson's   Landing,   the  principal    community    in    the  area, .is but twenty miles in a  l( straight  line  from   Vancouver.  The  district is  some  fifty-five  miles   in   length   and   includes  the Company town  and Paper  (Mill at Port Mellon, the settler  ments   of  Seaside   Park,   Hop-  I kin's      Landing,      Grantham's  ' Landing,      Gibson's     Landing,  Gower   Point,   Robert's   Creek,  Wilson Creek, Selma Park, Sechelt, Half Moon Bay, the fishing    communities    in    Pender  Harbor, and five logging camps  ; in the'mountains behind.  ���/    The area is at present served  [ with telephone facilities by the  j Dominion    Telegraph    System,  ! which links the B.C. Telephone  1 System of the Lower Mainland  with  Gibson's   Landing   by a  single underwater cable. There  is not a switchboard service at  any   of   the   above-mentioned  communities,   telephone   facilities  being limited to a single  ?phone at each point.  * ��� This piopieer service may have  been   adequate   twenty   years  ago, but has proved utterly in-,  adequate  in  recent years.    In  the past summer, for example,  there  have  been  as  many  as  300 calls a diay originating out  of the Gibson's Landing office,  occasioning  delays of two and  three hours in the placing  of  calls.   This has been an especially severe handicap for the  Pulp  and  Paper Mill at Port  Mellon and the logging camps.  Telephone service in this area  so  close to  Vancouver,  is not  a convenience but a major inconvenience.   I,   for   example,  live for part of the year in the  community   of* Gower    Point,  some four miles frorri Gibson's.  Since  Gower   Point    has   not  even  a   single ,..*phone,    it   is  necessary for>me to  drive  to  Member of Parliament, to secure a decent telephone service. They did accept this lamentable service during the war  years because ��� they appreciated  that materials and labour were  diverted to war purposes. Now  that the war is over, however,  they object very strongly to so  inadequate a service, a ser*-  vice which might be satisfactory on the West Coast of Vancouver Island or in. the Yukon,  but which is gravely handicapping .all development in this  large area so close to Vancouver.  by Mrs. Oliver Dubois elsewhere.  I HAVE been to Hardy Island        Mr. Brazil will put his  pets  ?f$����Uiy^;tin^y^  of seeing its many beauty spots  The tame deer interest me���  as most visitors���most of all.  This little untouched spot of  land is owned by the McCom-  bers, who make it their summer home. ���   ��� ���   ���  There is an old caretaker on  the place���Tom Brazil, whose  kindliness and never-failing  welcome to visiors is tendered  with his first warm handshake.  The deer on this island paradise are strictly pets, and no  one is allowed to harm them,  so if you are thinking in terms  I   am,   therefore,   requesting v, of  beefsteak���or-rather,   deer-  steaks, you will have to hunt  that plans be immediately prepared to provide this area with  a firstclass telephone service  comparable to that provided by  the B.C. Telephone Company to  all other areas adjacent to Vancouver. I do so on grounds of  public service and of' good business, for this particular section  is* I believe, the only part of  your system in British Columbia which is operated at a profit. If proper service were provided with an adequate number  of 'phones in each community  and ready connections with  Vancouver, then the present  business from this area would  very greatly increase.  If your Department is not  prepared to provide this ser-  . vice, then I request that arrangements ,be made to sell  your facilities in this area to  the B. C. Telephone Company,  who are anxious and able to  provide the type of service  which this district warrants. I  regard this myself as the less  desirable course, in that.. it  opens the Government to the  taunt that as soon as a section  of their system becomes profitable it is sold to a private concern. The primary concern of  the people of this district, however, is to secure a proper .telephone service, and if the Dominion   Telegraph   Service   will  Continued on Page 4  feed them from your hand!  Hardy Island is a very pleasant place to spend an afternoon off���it is only a couple of  hours by boat from Pender  Harbour.  Among Mr. Brazil's attractions are a parrot, and last year  when his house burned down  he tried to rescue the parrot  from a cage close by the burning house. As Tom found out,  Mr. Parrot can really bite���he  took a chunk out of his arm  and forgot to give it back.  So, if you take my advice and  visit Hardy Island, stay away  from the man-eating parrot.  Traces Boom  SECRET COVE��� Ivor Jorgenson, who has a log camp here,  owned a very fine float which  he used for moving camp.   It  was   about   80   ft.   by   50   fti,  made of fine cedar logs worth  about $1,000.   He kept the float  in  a  little  bay  somewhere in  Secret  Cove .  . .  a  fine   safe  anchorage,    with    no    worries  aoout   storms.     On    the   scow  were some odds and ends   of  machinery���parts   of   a   caterpillar���and some cross timbers.  One day Mr. Jorgenson met a  friend who inquired  if he had  seen   the   float recently.    Mr.  Jorgenson replied that he had  seen it only a few days before.  Several days passed and he met  the friend  again.   'The beachcombers have been around, and  I saw a fine cedar boom going  out���you'd    better   look    after  that float", he said.   Mr. Jorgenson  took  the  advice,  went  to   his   fine   safe' harbor   and  found that   his  float 'had disappeared.   It had been knocked  down and made into  a  boom,  and   the    machine   parts   had  been  thrown   into   the   water.  The crossttimber^jhad also dis-  Continued on Wage 8  Hallowe'en Party  At Squamish  Master Barry and Ricky Bar-  rian entertained a number of  their friends at a Hallowe'en  supper. The table was decorated with pumpkins and tapers.  The young guests present were  Harvey Trudeau, Sandy McLaughlin, Michael Thomas, Colin Campbell, Allan Stewart,  Lee and Ann Mavrolean, Mrs.  Stewart and Mrs. Campbell assisted Mrs. Barreau with the  supper.  engnsusa points  Over Top  Sechelt and Halfmoon Bay  are leading Unit 13 with 305%  of quota achieved and the unit  as a whole is over quota with  107.2%.  $700,000 is the new objective  for unit 13, an increase of $125,-  000 over the official objective  of $575,000. The unit to date  has over $617,000 and there is  a week to go.  Halfmoon Bay and Sechelt  have $47,000, 305% of original  quota.  Pender Harbour has 213% of  quota, $32,000 collected. Salesman A. R. Dingman has raised  his objective from $15,000 to  $35,000.  Lund, first unit to top its  objective of $12,000, has 182%  of objective with $21,900 collected  at press  time.  Mr. Con Hall, Stillwater, reports 134%, O'Brien camps  alone buying $32,150. Jervis  Inlet camps had $26,000 or 173%  of quota. Doug Johnston and  Ernie Heward reported $5,000  on their first day at Quathia-  ski   Cove.  Gibson's Landing had $34,-  750 or 173% on Tuesday morning reported E. Jl Atlee and  LAC.  Stubbs.  Mrs. Klein, of Roberts Creek,  $7,500 of $15,000 objective and  expects to make quota by end  of week.  Robert     Cavanaugh     reports  89%    at   Cranberry   and   $12,-  000 at' Texada Island. Blubber  1 Bay alone^has $6,Q00> under.vMr..  C. W. Lowman.  Jean Coccola in Powell River,  Wildwood and Westview has  $96,300 and still going strong.  Wildwood, 106% or $9,550 of its  $9,000 quota. Powell River,  $51,400 or 89% and Westview  has $35,350 or 86%.  Powell River -Company employees went over the top at  3:15 Wednesday, October 31,  $293,000  of   its  $290,000  quota.  Powell River mill employees  had at last report $303,950, or  107%.  Tommy Waldron and Sgt. Ingram headed for the northern  part on Nov. 1. They were last  reported at Rock Bay and exceptionally good figures are  expected there.  PLAN APRON TEA  AT SILVERSANDS  SILVERSANDS��� Women of  this community are having a  tea Friday evening at 8 p.m. on  November 16. All ladies are  welcome and requested to bring  one apron each, which are to be  sold at an auction on a later  date.  Proceeds of the  s.ale are to  be used for Christmas funds.  'Sea Bus* Line Opens  A sleek, blue-hulled* white-  topped sea bus climbed up on  its bow wave and sped out of  Gibson's Landing at 4 p.m. on  Thursday. Fifty-one minutes  later it slid into dock at Fisherman's Cove at the end of the  first run of the Howe Sound  Transport's new high-speed  cross-Sound service.  The new line allows residents  of the Sechelt peninsula, for  the first time, to spend a day in  Vancouver and be home by  nightfall.  Operators of the new company  are    Gordon    Ballentine  George D. Frith, who acts as  skipper. The sea bus, with the  name Commuter, is a new-type  vessel built by Coates Water-  Craft, a Vancouver company,  an off shoot of Coates Aircraft.  The vessel's aircraft engine  ancestry is clearly visible in its  lines, high speed, and light design.  Present schedules tie in with  Pacific Stages' service between  Fishermen's Cove and Vancouver. The Commuter leaves the  Landing daily at 7.53 a.m. and  4 p.m. and Fisherman's Cove at  9.10 am. and 5.10 p.m. PAGE 2 _  _ THE COAST NEWS. Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday, November 7, 1945     SELMA  PARK  HAIRDRESSING  SHOPPE  Dolly Jonas  A Complete  Hairdressing  Service  Phone   for   Appointments  r  BOB GRAHAM  TRANSFER  ���   General Trucking  ��� WOOD  Service   With   A  Smile!  Gibson's Landing  LIBRARY BOOKS  (Discards)  FOR  SALE  Westerns  &  Mysteries  25c EACH  Tuesdays, 2 to 4 p.m.  Thursdays, 2 to 4  SECHELT  LENDING  LIBRARY  and GIFT SHOP  Will Scott  TRANSFER  "REDROOFS"  HALFMOON BAY  General Trucking  Let us help you solve*  your transportation  problems!  GIBSON'S LANDING  EILEEN SMITH  Correspondent  Mr. and Mrs. Jack Inglis are  back after a two weeks honeymoon, to take . up residence  here.  Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Smith  are home after a holiday at  Radium Hot Springs. Their  oldest daughter, Grace, and her  two young boys, have been  visiting them. She has just returned from spending six  months with her husband who  is stationed in Halifax with  the navy.  Mr. R. Telford has left for  his annual holiday.  Mr. & Mrs. Claye Chamberlain have returned after a  two weeks holiday on Vancouver Island.  Miss Pearl MacKay and Mr.  Fred Feenie announce their  engagement. They plan to be  married the week following  Christmas.  Mr. Bill Snowden, late of  the Canadian Army, is now  home visiting his parents, Rev.  and   Mrs.   Snowden.  After fifteen years of business in Gibson's Landing, Mr.  Frank Wyngart is retiring. He  has sold his grocery store to  Mr. Ben Lang, who plans to  open a drug store on the premises.  Mr. Farnam has rented his  dairy business to Mr. Jim  Kane, who will carry on Farn-  am's milk  delivery.  On Oct. 30 at St. Paul's Hospital, a daughter, Patricia  Anne, was born to Mr. and  Mrs.  Harry Smith.  HOPKIN'S LANDING  by Madge Littlejohn,  by  Madge Littlejohn  Seems to be very little coming or going in the way of visitors this time of year, and the  winter activities haven't started,  yet..  An oldtimer in this district  died on October 18th, E. W. Wy-  ton. He has lived here, back of  Williamson's Landing, for over  thirty years. Bereaved are his  wife, two daughters, Mrs. Geo.  Cross of Hopkin's, Mrs. Fred  Cook of Half Moon Bay, and a  son, Charles, who is back east.  Rev. Snowden conducted the  interment.  Sunset Hardware  HARDWARE   ::  FURNITURE  HCITTV    FARM PRODUCTS  Agents for     B _ A 11 I     And WASHERS  at GIBSON'S LANDING  "A Place I Like To Buy From!"  Wlii taker's  Trading Post  GENERAL MERCHANTS  Davis Bay - -  SQUAMISH HIGH  HOLDS SUCCESSFUL  DANCE PARTY  The Squamish High School  sponsored a high school dance  on Friday, October 26, 1945,  in the Parish Hall. There was  a very good turn out, nearly  all of the high school being  present. The local orchestra  supplied music until 12 o'clock,  when Miss Kathleen Cole took  over on the piano until 1:00  a.m. Refreshments were served  by a committee of high school  students, headed by Jane Ma-  gee.  SQUAMISH  Mrs. Ellen Harley  Correspondent  A Hallowe'en party was held  in the P.G.E. dining room on  Friday night, October 26, 1945,  by members of the Grade 6, 7  and 8 class of Squamish Elementary School. Miss Shirley  Naud and her helpers, Misses  Diane Dean, Norma MacDonald, Christine Nygard, Doreen  Hurst, Betty Jordan and Mary  Ann Jacobsen, planned and  conducted the party very well.  Among the interesting features of the evening was a masquerade contest. It was won  by Miss Betty Carson who,  dressed as a little old lady,  had the most disguising costume. The most outstanding  costume were: "Winter", by  Norma MacDonald, "Pumpkin Flower" by Shirley Naud,  the "Statue of Liberty" by  Shirley Fowler, a "Scarecrow",  by David Caldwell, the 'Shiek  of Araby" by Bruce Gumming,  a "Red Cross Nurse" by Joyce  Collin, a "Gypsy" by Gladys  Watt and a clown by Kenneth  Tremblay.  The evening's fun was completed with a "Shadow Theatre" contest run by Ray Naud.  Delicious refreshments of  sandwiches, home-made cakes  and cookies were served on  daintily   decorated   tables.  Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bishop returned from a 10-day holiday  spent in the Kamloops dist-  trict. They report that hunting  was very good with no trouble  obtaining their bag limit every  by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rep-  day. They were accompanied  ski of Vancouver, and spent  a few days there on their return.  Mr. D. Yoeman and Mr. J.  Finch went to Pemberton for  a few days'hunting.  Mrs. Evelyn Woodhead and  Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Stewart  and son Allan, from Los Angeles, spent" lasd. week visiting  Mrs.   Fisher  at   Cheekye.  Miss G. Robertson, teacher  for grades 3, 4 and 5, is in St.  Paul's Hospital recovering  from an operation. Mrs. J.  Harley is in charge of her classroom during her absence.  Mr. Alex MacDonald left for  the Cariboo Thursday for his  holidays.  Mrs. D: DeBeek entertained  Mrs. R. Barr and Mrs. B. Dean  at luncheon Wednesday. Mrs.  W. Thomas and Mrs. N. Bar-  rieau came in later for tea.  Great preparations are being  made for the big "Welcome  Home" Dance on November 12.  It is being sponsored by the  Squamish Branch of the Canadian Legion*;  Miss Viola Halvorson is  spending a few ��days in Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. E. Antosh and  son Jimmy went to Vancouver  on Thursday:  The Squamish    Theatre   was  Ida E. Preiss,  Correspondent  Mrs. Helen Helem, of Vancouver, has been the guest of  Mr. and Mrs. E. Armstrong for  several   days.  Mrs. Archie Taggart and  Stuart of Vancouver, were visiting for a few days at the  home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hamilton.  Mr. Ernie Clester will spend  next week hunting in the Upper  Squamish  Valley.  Among those journeying to  Vancouver for a few days were  Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Brennan  and Mr. and Mrs. P. V. Parker.  PO. Lewis MacGregor, RCN,  son of'Mr. and Mrs. W. L. MacGregor, who is home on furlough, left on Friday of last  week to ; spend a few days in  Vancouver.  Mrs. L. Ladner, of Vancouver, is at present visiting her  son-in-law and* daughter, Mr.  and Mrs. R. Killam.  Mr. George Jessop has left  for Vancouver to meet his  brother who arrived on HMS  "Glory" as a repatriate from  Japan. Mr. Jessop, who has  been a resident of Woodfibre  for several years, is returning  to New Brunswick with his  brother.  Mrs. R. J. Frizell, Sr., of  Port Alice, visited her son and  daughter-in-law. She was accompanied by her daughter,  Mrs. H. L. Martin.'  GIBSON'S HALL  Every \^eek. Watch for the  I Posters!   Shorts,  News,   and  Feature Photoplay  PENDER   HARBOUR  Mrs. O. Dubois, Correspondent,  Alfred Page, son of Mr. and  Mrs. Louis Page of Pender Harbour, has just returned to the  city after a short visit here  with his mother and brother  Charles. Mr. and Mrs. Page are  moving back tov their winter  home on Lasqueti Island.  Mrs. Peter Duobis and her  daughters Alice and Elaine returned from Vancouver this  week with grandson Garry, the  only son of their daughter, Eliza Zroback.  Mrs. Fred Sutherland returned from Vancouver this  week after a short visit there.  The Sutherland's bought the  home of Mr. & Mrs. Norman  Klein in Kleindale. Fred Sutherland is a house biiilding contractor, and is now working for  McLeod Bros. here.  dy of Nova Scotia, speaking in  support of the Victory Loan.  Accompanying him was SL.  Fred McCulloch, organizer for  Unit 16, which includes Howe  Sound and Bridge River.  Major Condy went overseas  in 1939 as a sergeant in the 1st  Division of the Royal Canadian  Regiment. In June, 1940 he was  in France; ^during the fall of  France he rendered outstanding service in evacuation and  transport work and was awar-'  ded the British Empire Medal.  Major Condy has the distinction  of being the first Canadian decorated in World War II. During  the 7th Victory Loan he gave  his services, and later trained  officers for overseas duty.  Later he was at Okinawa and  volunteered for service in the  Pacific. He is one of five brothers who have all been overseas. He was wounded four  times and considers- himself  fortunate to be able to speak  on Behalf of the Ninth Loan.  A1 movie, Seven Days Ashore,  was   shown    following    Major  r<.w%* J*^/i     *���������� ^ ** *��T% ���:���: :  ���������   -  Order Your  FUEL   WOOD  NOW!  Whipple & Tyson  WILSON CREEK,  B.  C.  Thomas  BEASLEY  GENERAL MERCHANT  BUS  STOP  AT THE  SPORT-FISHING  CENTER ...  Halfmoon Bay  Pender Harbour  MOTOR  MACHINE  SHOP  Madera Park  IRVINE'S  LANDING  WELDING of all kinds.  MOTOR REBUILDING  Electrical Repairs  PRECISION  LATHE WORK  Will  Fix  Anything!  Rebuilt   Generators  For Sale  Wm. S. Spurrill, Prop.  AFTER DANCES  DROP  IN  AT  THE  SECHELT  TEA ROOM  FOR    LIGHT   SNACKS  DINNERS and  AFTERNOON TEAS  m  SECHELT  INN  SECHELT, B.C. Wednesday,  November 7, 1945  THE COAST NEWS. Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  ;PAGE 3  '5  by Margery Thomas  Mr. Mort Douglas, skipper of  the JAN D,  was  accompanied  I by his brother Jack when fishing in this  district  last week.  , The latter  has   just  lately  re-  f turned   home    after    spending  many months in a prison camp  in Japan.  The many friends of Mrs.  Lome E. Maynard will be glad  | to learn that her mother, Mrs.  I Roy Moe of Vancouver, is mail king a slow but sure recovery  from injuries received in a motor accident last Labor Day.  Mr. and Mrs. William. West-  jbrook recently returned from a  ^well-earned holiday spent vis-  jjiting relatives and friends in  i Vancouver, New Wjestmftnstter  and Half Moon Bay.  1 Mrs. Paul Harding arrived  Jhome last week after spending  'a short holiday in Vancouver.  Mr. Frank York, skipper of  [STARLIGHT III, held a "29"  | hand in a crib game with Harry  ^Thomas recently���a rare treat  in this particular game.  Private Planes  Have Potenlial  Of 5,000 Owners  So far the only check on  peacetime private flying in  Canada since VJ-Day has been  the lack of new planes, Just  about all the usable air force-  trainers have been taken over"  'from War Assets and overhauled and put into use. There  haven't been niany, and many  of them have already changed  hands a second time, for the  upkeep costs just about wash  them out for civilian use.  Perhaps by the time this  reaches print, and perhaps before, new Canadian built light  planes will be rolling from the  assembly lines in Hamilton, Ontario. Orders already on hand  indicate a production of at least  ,1,000 planes in the next two  years. By spring they'll be coming off the assembly line at the  rate of at least two a day.  } There has been a lot of speculation about how many private  planes there will actually be  in Canada in the next few years.  Before the war the number of  privately-owned planes in Canada was fewer than 100.  In the United States there  were 20,000 private-type planes  registered before the war, and  if you allow Canada one fifteenth of the United States population that would still call for  1,300 such planes in Canada.  So 1,000 new planes in the  first two years is a pretty conservative estimate when you  figure that doesn't even bring  us up to the pre-war U.S. level.  So far the chief reasons for our  lagging behind have beer_ restrictive regulations, high costs  Mrs. C. Harper, Correspondent  ���r  WALLY   GRAHAM  Gibson's   Landing  Monuments  ��� Flowers  Funeral Director  GEO. CORMACK  GENERAL MERCHANT  HALFMOON BAY, B. C.  NOTARY PUBLIC  The annual meeting* of the  Howe Sound Women's Institute  was held October 17, when reports of the year's work revealed much activity and cooperation between t he members. Appeals from outside organizations showed a generous  response. Included in the total  of $116 sent out were the foil-  lowing:  V.O.N., $15; Legion parcels,  $10; Solarium, $10; Salvation  Army $10; Queen Elizabeth  Fund, $10; Crippled Children's  Hospital $10.  New officers are Mrs. Helen  Knight, president; Mrs. N. A.  Haley, secretary-treasurer; directors are Mesdames Ross, F.  Allen, Metcalfe, Gibson.  The retiring president was  given a hearty vote of thanks  for her untiring efforts at all  times and her never-failing  wisdom in carrying the various  enterprises through.  The Christmas bazaar is the  next item of interest, to be  held in Gibson's School Hall on  Friday, November 30.  A cordial invitation is extended to the ladies of the district  to join us and share this interest  of our work. Our motto is���  "For  Home  and  Country."  in the United States and thour  sands of fliers there have been  hollering blue murder, so to  speak, about red tape and regulations holding down flying  there, and Canadian regulations  haye,.also, b^en^.r^trictiy^sw,Xb-e?  Department of Transport realizes this and more liberal regulations are contemplated in  Canada, but at time of writing  they've yet to be announced.  Tariffs which have made a  Canadian aviation industry impossible have also in some instances held us back. Tariffs on  items which cannot be made in  Canada and which there is ab-  and lack of landing facilities.  The whole aviation industry  solutely no prospect of making  here���motors in particular���  have driven Canadian aircraft  costs up.  The bright side of the picture is that we now have a good  many thousand young air force  veterans who have learned to  fly and will want to go on flying in their spare time. These  boys may well send our next  two years' demand up to 5,000  planes, but before we whisper  that figure we'll have to haul in  a lot of, ifs.  Mrs. Louis Heid, who has  been a patient in St. Mary's  Hospital for several days, has  now    returned   to   her    home.  Leonard Dubors is also home  again after undergoing treatment at the hospital for an injured  leg.  Local residents are planning  to hold a "Hard Times" dance  on November 17th, in Irvine's  Landing hall and are expecting  a big crowd.  Mr. and Mrs. Hector Davies,  and daughter, Betty, left here  last week to reside in Vancouver.  Extensive preparations are  being made by the teacher and  pupils of Kleindale School for  their Christmas concert to be  held in Irvine's Landing Hall  on December 18th.  Among the leading items to  . be presented are Christmas  and junior dances, all shown  in colored effect against a  galiy decorated background.  Elaborate costumes are being  made for these exercises. Comic features, .recitations and  vocal solos will complete the  evening's   entertainment.  GOWER POINT  Mrs. B. A. Chadsey,  Correspondent  The heavy rains last week  made travelling difficult for  many voters, but, being good  citizens, they turned, .out in  force. Tom Clark was at his  usual post in the polling booth.  Gower Point bridge is being 'renewed by the i*oad< gang,  under the direction of Art Pilling. The old bridge was not  safe when the creek became  swoollen  by   the  winter   rains.  Mrs. Esther King was lucky  at,the Legion whist drive of  October 26, winning not only  second prize at cards, a five-  piece set of plastic salad serv-  ers, but also won 50c at Tango.  Mr. and Mrs. Coleridge journeyed to Vancouver on Tues-  .ay of last week, Mrs. Coleridge returning on Thursday,  but Mr. Coleridge is remaining for a few days.  LAW. Joyce Chaster, who is  stationed at Point Grey convalescent hospital, visited over  the weekend with her aunt,  Mrs. Kay Fisher.  With the ferry , running  everyone will be planning a  day's shopping in town���just  another deflation for Father's  pocket book���further aggravated by the sight of mother's  hat!  UNION  STEAMSHIPS  LIMITED  SECHELT,   B. C. x  RETAIL STORE  A LARGE STOCK OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE  , ALWAYS AVAILABLE  # FRESH MEATS & VEGETABLES  m  HARDWARE & DRYGOODS  ��� WOMEN'S DRESSES  Our Prices Are Reasonable!  RENTAL RULE-  ARE CLARIFIED  Emergency' Shelter Registry  of the Wartime Prices & Trade  Board points out that there  seems to be some misunderstanding as to the regulations  governing shared accommodation. The registry stresses that  the Board Order No. 537, which  is commonly referred to as the  "Freezing" order, regarding  evictions, does not affect shared  accommodation. . Householders  who rent living space in their  homes will not find their hands  tied if they wish to give notice  to tenants who are not suitable.  Dudley G. McGeer, regional  rentals officer, also points out  that any type of housing accommodation is exempt from  eviction control provisions if it  is rented for five months or less,  on what is known as a "term  certain lease".  This  is  a  lease  which sets forth, in writing,  that accommodation is to be  rented for a definite period of  five months or under. However,  only one such lease is valid for  any one year.  Neejd for shared accommodation is especially urgent with  the winter coming on and servicemen returning in large  numbers.  For Sale . . .  CHOICE  WATERFRONT  LOTS  At Porpoise   Bay  50 Feet wide, 300 feet long  $300.  A. CRUCIL  SECHELT, B. C.  DISCHARGED PERSONNEL  MAY RETURN TO  OLD  JOBS  The Reinstatement in Civil Employment Act,  passed by Parliament in 1942, sets forth  conditions under which employers MUST  REINSTATE their former employees in their  employment after discharge.  This Act and its Regulations fire administered by the Dominion Minister of Labour,  through the National Employment Service.  Reinstatement Officers are available in the  National Employment Offices to answer inquiries, and assist in adjusting cases.  Employees���either men or women ��� are  to be reinstated if:  (a) they worked for their employer 3 months  immediately prior to enlistment, and were  not replacing another employee who has  since been reinstated;  (b) they left their employment to join the  Armed Services, the Merchant Marine, or  the Fire Fighters Corps;  (c) they apply to their employer for reinstatement, verbally or in writing, within 3  months following discharge in  Canada or  4 months if discharged Overseas. ^  Provision may be made for extension of time if the  employee's health prevents him or her from returning  within the specified three months. In this event, the  employer must be advised within the 3 or 4 months,  as the case may be.  The following points in the legislation are  also important:  1. Discharged men and women upon reinstatement  are  to be  given  conditions  not  less     "  favourable than would have been enjoyed had  they   continued   in   employment  instead   of  joining the Forces.  2. The period of time spent with the Armed  Services is to count for seniority rights, pension rights, vacations with pay, and certain  other benefits.  3. Discharged -personnel who cannot perform  their former duties are to be reinstated in  the^ most suitable ^employment available, at  which they are capable of working.  4. If an employer dismisses_a reinstated em- .  ployee within 6 months, he must be able to  prove in court that he had reasonable cause  for so doing.  ALL  EX-SERVICE  MEN AND   WOMEN ARE  URGED TO USE THE FACILITIES OF THE  NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE  WHEN LOOKING FOR WORK.  DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR  HUMPHREY MITCHELL     A. 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Slavery and the domestication of animals relieved a  favored few from incessant soiil-destroying toil; but  until man learned to use a power, such as water power,  which did not compete with him for food, at power  which could be developed in large units and effectively controlled, he was never able to make real  progress toward comfort and security.  The Provincial Government, through the Water Rights  Branch, Department of Lands and Forests, maintains  a staff of hydraulic engineers for the study of streams  and their characteristics. This information is avail-  / able, from that organization at Victoria, to anyone*  interested in water power.  Department of lands and Forests  Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.  Hon. E. T. Kenney, Minister.  68 Wednesday, November 7, 1945  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 5  THE WORLD FAMOUS  KITSILANO  BOYS  9  TICKETS  75��  Adults  ���   5��c  Children  Gibson's Landing -  Pender Harbour -  Secbelt Pavilion -  Nov.  15  Two  Concerts  Nov.  16  at each  Nov.  17  Place  7.30 - 9.3��  /  p.m.  I  Seats on Sale at Local Stores  GET THEM EARLY  fT MI  i m PAGE 6  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday,  November 7, 1945  A new Serial Story  by Bubrey Boyd  SYNOPSIS���Young Ed Maitland and the hardende gambler,  Speed Malone became partners  on the trip north to the Yukon  gold fields in '97. Maitland, son  of   a   New   England   seafaring  family, was determined to win  back  his   lost   family  fortunes.  Frenchy,    the    fisherman    who  took   him    and    Speed    north;  Lucky   Rose,    beautiful   young  woman   who   had   given  Mait-  lan da ring for a keepsake; Fallon,   trail  boss   of  the   miners,  who resented Rose's attentions  to Maitland; Steiner, the money  lender;   young   Pete   and   his  drunken   partner   Bill   Owens;  Brent, old-time prospector; and  Garnet,    a    well-to-do   modern  one   who   hired   Maitland  and  Speed to haul his stuff from the  fceach over the mountains to the  "Yukon���these were among the  -crowd that made up the gold-  seekers.  At Liarsville,   a  camp  in the  hills,   Speed  was  made  trail boss in Fallons' place, because Speed insisted on closing  the   trail   till  it   could   be repaired. When a detachment of  the Canadian Northwest Mounted Police came riding down the  pass   and   mended   the   bridge  for   Speed,   there was   a  truce  between   him   and  Fallon   and  the trail was reopened. Garnet  went back to civilization for the  winter, leaving his ponies  and  equipment    with    Speed    and  Maitland.   But   the horses   dis-  apepared  just after the transfer.   Lefty,   who   could   hardly  iget the words out for stuttering, told Speed he'd help him  find the horses and led him to  a tent saloon where Rose  was  waiting for him. She seemed to  want him and Maitland to do  something for her, but his unfriendliness held her off. However, she told him she had rescued   his   horses   for  him   and  that they were waiting outside.  Now go on with the  story,  *    *    *  'We'll take the street," Speed  said to Maitland, "it's more visible."  The marbled thoroughfare,  with its cross stripes of light,  opened a chancy course" before  them when they turned the  bend. These alternating patches  of light and darkness were an  .advantage as well as a meance;  they exposed the entrance of  each resort, while the dark  spaces between shielded their  approach.  When the sign of The Pack  Train saloon appeared ahead,  Speeds' step became a little  more measured. No figures loitered around this entrance; the  noisy revelry inside was apparently too engrossing. Light,  streaming from chinks and  seams in the canvas, clearly illuminated the roadway, making  it an unlikely spot for an ambush.  They reached the outer radius of the light, entered it, and  passed the low bright beam  that issued from under the  swing doors. Through shadows  that flickered over the road  from the shuffle of dancing  feet, they moved safely toward  the margin of darkness.  "Which goes to show���" began Speed. But the sentence  was never finished.  He stopped and wheeled with  a suddenness that brought the  lead bronco's chest against his  leg. Maitland heard a double  crash; saw a bright flame stab  from Speed's gun. Something  burned past his cheek. The saloon door behind them was  swinging to and fro, throwing  blinks of light into the road. In  the luminus pool just below it,  .-.t...... j>y> ���*��-*!�� *- -���.1*>T^ ��,/��T!n.Tw v>7,Qr!.-,. ^ Br-j ffi?,^,.,- .hie   face upturned. The features  were clearly legible. It was the  shell dealer they had seen at  Liarsville.  and had gained the darkness of  They were in shadow again  the trail before the street filled,  for the Pack Train was a "last  chance" saloon. They joined a  scattered line of prospectors  who had started on the night  trail into the canyon, and no  one followed them.  In wary silence the two partners kept trailing till they made  camp far up the river canyon.  Over the fire, the outlaw sat  in a long study. 'T reckon that  was a case," he said at last, "of  what you would call 'suggestion'. The man wouldn't believe  I didn't have a gun notched for  him."  "What made him think you  did?" Maitland asked.  "I fpllowed him one night in  "I followe him one night in  Nevada. Got a slant of him then  ihthe light of a saloon door. It  just needed one look to see he  was on'y a tramp tin-horn. It  seems ,though, like he had other  thing to be nervous about; he  had friends in the camp and  his imagination started guns  blazin' ... When he seen me  here he figured I was still after  him . . . Like the girl said, the  worst risk may be the one you  ain't looking for.  "I've been figurin' slower  since I made that first mistake  . . . They's a heap of pretty bru-  neete girls in the Western  camps. You can see how easy it  is to get mistracked from how  wide my guess was about this  one and tHe horses, thinkin' she  wanted pay."  "Do you think the gold secret she spoke of was just some- ������  thing she'd overheard while  singing through the camp? Like  her tip about the shell dealer?"  Speed looked at him curiously. "Why would you guess she  overheard a gold secret?"  "Well, she knew Fallon and  he was on his way to join a  partner in the Yukon ... Do I  imagine, or does that tie together?" . -'.  , "It ties to her," Speed grunted. "Maybe nowheres else. Outfits are gambled and lost right  along the trails without needin'  a gold secret back of it.. What  you heard Owens say doesn't  count for much. And if this per-  specter had a gold mine, why  wouldn't re record it, thus end-  in' the secret? Another thing���  I'd bank she wouldn't be that  much interested even in a gold  mine. She comes by gold too  easy."  "Then what motive would  she have?"  "Motive?" Speed's mouth  tightened. "You'd better not  guess. Nbthi'n' sets a man won-  derin' like gold, and the best  trick a woman has is to get you  wonderin' till you go round her  in circles. When she talks of  puttm' heads together, whose  head do you figure she's interested in? Maybe Fallon and me  both cramp her ideas. She baits  me with a gold lure to go trail-  in' him, and her other argument is plausible. It would  surely be a wise move to hunt  Fallon down and settle that  feud. But not on Canadian soil.  .... If that ain't her motive, it's  just barely possible she's work-  in' with Fallon to nail my pelt.  Or else���" he concluded( less  audibly, "she's drawin' evidence  for the Law. She's the most insidious woman I ever met, and  I've known some bearcats".  At the top  of the pass they  looked out over a new world.  Clouds billowed darkly on a  chill wind, shadowed the crests  of a piling sea of mountain  peaks. To the east and below  them, a gleam that followed  this moving darkness changed  a sable wood to misty enchanted  green, and glinted over the  snow-dutsed surface of Summit"  Lake���first promise of their approach to the headwaters of the  Yukon. The sky turned grayer  as they descended, till it melted  in flakes that drifted around  them like leaves, mantling their  mud-stiffened clothes.  When the long strait of Windy Arm brought them into the  wooded stillness of Lake Tagish,  and the reached the lower end  upon an advance crew of police  of this waterway, they came  setting up a barracks.  An officer walked out in the  snow flicker to meet them. It  was Drew, wearing a winter  service uniform. He asked to  where they were bound:- ^- ;  "Just lookin' for timber and  a place to camp," said Speed.  Drew's eye was on the pintos,  as he filled and lit a pipe. "If  you're heading toward the  Lewes and you'd like to make  some wages, I could give you a  load of supplies to haul to Thirty Mile. One of our inspectors  is camped there. He's taking  Judge McGuire and the Crown  Prosecutor to Dawson," Drew  explained, as a pleasant conversational item. "The goods are  to be delivered to him. No rush  about it."  Speed' looked darkly at his  thought. With what lay behind  partner, who had a provident  them, it might be good .politics  to dothe police a service. "We  could leave our stuff here,"  Maitland ventured, "and prospect for a camp on the way."  "That's an idea," said the inspector. Tf you make your camp  between here and Lebarge, you  will be in the line of Cathcart's  patrol. Corporal Cathcart's a  new man. It'll be an event for  him to meet anyone along that  lonely beat."  "Woes he use dogs?" Maitland asked curiously.  "No. Our dogs havent* arrived yet. Speaking of that, though,  Cathcart's very interested in the  sled track of a mysterious Si-  wash he's seen down that way.  If you should get a glimpse of  this lone Indian you'll have exciting news for him."  "What   makes   the   track   a  mystery?" Maitland inquired.  "The fact that no one has ever  had a cigar view of the Siwash  or his team. This sounds odd,  but it dates back to a time before our men entered the ter-  Pelly brought in some gold he  ritory���when a miner from the  claimed to have got from an  Indian in a tsorm. The snow,  se said, was driving thick, and  the native, who face was muffled in a parka hood, spoke in  Chinook, offering a potlach of  furs and nuggets in exchange  for supplies. A gold legend  grew from it, and whenever a  cache was robbed or devoured  by wolves, the vanishing Indian  was blamed.  "Interesting case," Drew concluded, tapping out his pipe . . .  But I'll be getting you're sled  oad ready."  Speed listened in sience, his  mind apparently less occupied  with the inspector's story than,  with the peculiar circumstance  of their making a haul for the  police.  The snowfall continued in  flurries as they sledded on toward Lake Lebarge. Between  the canyon rapids and the Tak-  him thy passed a creek that cut  into the left bank of the river.  It appealed to Speed as a site  for a wnte rcamp. The timber  around it was good enough for  cabin ogs, and they could haul  in the finer-grained wood they  needed for the boat.  Th solitude of the region remained unbroken Feathering  snow had erased the track^of a  patrolman's mount, which" they  had noted occasionally. So,  when they were returning to  the horses after a side excursion  to examine the timber; Maitland was surprised to see his.  nartner ston snddenlv and look  down, as if he had detected  some mark on* a blank rise of  snow.  The shape of these marks was  not that of bootprints but of  some moccasin-like foot covering. There were other phantom  dots and lines that suggested  a sled track���-unaccountably to  him.  Speed studied them with an.  absent   intentness   from   which  he was recalled by a question  from the other.  "Must be the track of the  one Siwash Drew's patrolman  was curious about," he said.  "Myster'ous, too, because there  ain't any native settlements in  this region, and nothin' much  to bring a wanderin' Siwash in".  They made an uneventful trip  down the strectch of Lake Lebarge to the Lewes and delivered their consignment to the  inspector in charge, without  meeting the other official personages. Nor did Speed show  any desire to do so. He lost no  time in getting rid of the order  and putting miles of lake ice  between them and the Lewes.  Retracing their lonely route  with the empty sled, they loaded up with logs they felled on  the way. Prospecting for tim- _  ber sometimes led them far  apart. They had been separated  in his way for some hours when  Maitland became aware that it  was turning dark. A wolf howl,  wierd in the distance,  deepen  ed it still more.  Some minutes later his ears  were stung to alertness by the  muffled double crack of a* rifle.  Wondering what game Speed  would consider worth that  number of shells, he pulled the  horses into a faster gait.  Presently, through the snow  clrizzle, he discerned a dark  lifeless form on the snow-blanketed ice. He found it to be a  stray woodland caribou���the  first he had ever seen. It had  been dropped by a clean head  shot, and its^blood, still warm,  stained the, snow. Speed's bullet had stolen a feast from the  timber wolves.  In answer to his shout, his  partner came toward him out of  the shadow of a clump of cot-  tonwoods.  "What were you looking for?"  Maitland asked.  The other had an oddly abstract look and was still scanning the shoreline. "I must be  gettin' mental," he said. "I got  adim sight of this caribou cross-  in 'the river mouth, and had to  shoot twice to stop it. Then it  seemed like I���like somethin'  else was movin' in the timber."  "Maybe  a   wolf ; was   trailin'  .  the deer you shot?"   a  They put the deer on the  sled and kept trailing till they  camped in the shelter of some  timber above the river mouth.  When they had / skinned the  game and cleaned up, darkness  had closed around them with  a bitter cold night. Maitland  broke limbs from a fallen tree  for the camp fire, while, Speed  ��� was coking caribou steaks on  some wood coals. Releasing the  axe for a moment to blow on his  fingers, Maitland happened to;  glance across the river, and was \  arrested by- a yellow gleam *  from a dark, slinking shape of  fur. *  "There's your wolf," he called to his partner.  Speed gave another turn to  the steak he was browning.  "That's no wolf," he mutter-  "ed. It's a Siwash dog. And  lame. Must of strayed from the  team of that disappearin' InV \  dian. Or the Siwash cut it  loose."  The cruelty of leaving a lamed ^dog to starve seemed extreme to Maitland. But while  the seteaks were cooking, Speed  mentioned some harsher examples of the law of survival in  the snew country. The topic did  not dull their appetite. Having ;  appeased it, they lolled in the  fire's warmth.  Speed took a deep drag at  a waning cigarette and tossed  the stub in the fire. Then he got  up and sleepily stretched his  arms. As he did so, his eyes  came suddenly and sharply  awake.  To Be Continued  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  &  Postofffce.  HALF MOON BAY  Price $3000  REAL ESTATE  FIRE - BUTO    (I1BRINE - LIFE  INSURANCE  PARR PEARSON AGENCY  Halfmoon Bay  Write or Phone for Information  PL AY     SAFE   . . .   INSURE     NOW  WATERFRONT   and  OTHER LOTS  $300.00 and up  *  Porpoise Bay  Sechelt  Half Moon Bay Wednesday,  November 7, 1945  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 7  For    Estimates-  Get  In   Touch   With  Jim   Morgan  HALF MOQN BAY  * CONNOR  HAND  POWERED  WASHER  The "Nuway" washer is easy  to operate and one hundred  percent   efficient.    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Jorgenson has left for  Vancouver on the  instruction  of his   doctor, to  seek  further  treatment for an injured leg.  Oliver Hanson left for Vancouver last Monday.  Mr. and Mrs. Arne Larson of  Vancouver were visitors here  for a few days on their way to  the city.  The gillnetters have had a  good run of dog salmon for the  past. three weeks between Secret Cove and Texada. The  lights of the boats made the  Gulf beautiful at night, but the  Straits seem even more dark  than usual now that the boats  have all finished their work  for the year.  A birthday party was held at  the home of Ivor B. Jorgenson  in honor of Miss Ida's twenty-  first birthday. An enjoyable evening, with music and song and  concluding with refreshments,  was passed. A fine birthday  cake was presented to the  guest of honor by Mrs. Jorgenson, as well as many other useful gifts.  Dr. W. Evans of Vancouver  spent a few days at his cpttage  here.- ,v-    -������-.-.r..-.. .-..-.- ---.��.-.  Hallowe'en Party  At Squamish Home  Mary    McCormach     had    a  Hallowe'en party at her home  after school Wednesday. Games  were   played  and   enjoyed   by  all.   The guests were presented  with  orange   and  black   crepe  paper   hats.    Those   attending  the party were Anne Confortin,  June  Confortin, Lynette  Mun-  ro,   Shirley    Bazely,   Beverley  Bazely,   Judy   Slack,   Dorothy  Caldwell^    Diane     McPherson,  Doreen    Swan,    Ruth    Jordan,  June Frost, Del Tatlow, Danny  Seymour,    Larry    Bishop   and  Jimmy Barnfield.   The hostesses  were   Mrs.   R.  McCormach,  the   Misses * Viola    Halvorson^  Tess   Martin   and Pat   McCor-  mack.  Wilson (reek  Garage lid  ���  Vulcanizing synthetic  tubes a speciality!  Automobile Accessories  and Repairs  GAS  (CheStawiaTdoi Q,__\i^  The most outstanding musical attraction to be offered residents of the pennisula will be  heard this month when the  world-famed Kitsilano Boys'  Band plays at the following  places:  Gibson's Landing, November 15th; Pender Harbour, November 16th; Sechelt Pavilion,  November 17th.  Two performances .will k be  offered at each place, at 7:30  and 9:30 p.m. Tickets, good  for admission to any one performance at any one place, are  available at nearly all stores  in the area.  It is advisable to get tickets  as early as possible as there  can be no extension of the time  the Band will be in the peninsula.  In bringing this attraction to  the district, conductor Arthur  Delamont offers a band which  has consistently won high honors since it was organized in  1928 by him. Three times the  Band has visited the British  Isles,   where  it  was  acclaimed  on extensive tours by the press  and critics of England.  Championships by the score  have been captured by the aggregation, and they are well-  deserved. To list the accomplishments of the Kitsilano  Band would require many  pages of this paper, but they  may be summed up in three  words:   Don't miss  this!  Conductor Delamont is possessed of a keen sense of showmanship, and his concerts are  invariably attention - compelling from the moment the band  takes the platform until the  final encore . . . and there will  be many encores demanded.  Adults tickets are 75c and  children's are 50c, one of the  lowest admission fees which  has ever been charged for a  Kitsilano  concert.  When it is remembered that  most of the awards captured  bp the boys.have been taken  in competition with senior  bands, some indication of the  treat in store for our residents  may  be  gathered.  Receiving Bids On  Lang Bay Property  The Official Administrator  at the Court House, Vancouver, is receiving bids for the  cash purchase of 60.6 acres of  Lot 4410, Group 1, NWD, located near Lang Bay. Property includes 2-room bachelor's  shack, two sheds and improvements, and a schoolhouse is  situated  on  the property.  Inspection may be arranged  by seeing Mr. George Barret,  Lang Bay postoffice. Closing  date for tenders is November  16th.  PORT MELLON  Violet Streeter, Correspondent  Mr. Lome Blain is one of the  old-time Sorg employees leaving Port Mellon to take up residence in. Vancouver. Mr.. Blain  has been prominent in Union  circles, having held executive  office in Local 297, and has also  been active in other social and  athletic activities here. Their  many friends wish them success in their new venture.  On October 24th the Women's Service Club met at the  home of Mrs. Earl Streeter, and  Mrs. Lome Blain was presented with a farewell gift.  Port Mellon election returns  are:  Gargrave 134; Thomson 70;  Campbell 18; Mulligan, 9.  Jack Isbister, formerly of Ocean Falls and of the RAF, has  started to work here for the  Sorg Pulp  Company.  Mr. G. A. Wardhaugh, RCAF,  COUNTER-ATTRACTION  Young Wife (returning to  village after runaway match):  "I suppose my elopement was  a nine days wonder?"  % Village Worthy: "It would  'ave bin, mum, only Buggin's  dog went mad the same night."  intends to spend a week with  his sister here, Mrs. Wm. McGill.  Mrs. C. A. Bellhouse of Pen-  ticton, is holidaying with her  sister; Mrs. Gordon Morrison.  Garden  Bay Cafe  SANDWICHES  SHORT ORDERS  DINNERS  WEEKDAYS:���  11 A.M to 12 midnite  SUNDAYS:���  11 A.M. to 5 P.M.  Pacific Mobile Movies  /  PRESENT  NOVEMRER5���9:  THE GOOD FELLOWS  With CECIL KELLOWAY and HELEN WALKER  P  I NT I NG  We have one of the most modern printing plants on the  coast ready to do your social or commercial printing ... A  Union Label Shop equipped with up-to-date type styles and  expert craftsmen.   We're not interested in price-cutting . . .  but when you want a GOOD job at a FAIR price contact,our  representative, Ernie Pearson.   He'll be glad to help you and  quote prices.  = ��t?�� ��m&\ ��3>um PAGE S  .THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday, November 7, 1945  CYNIC AND SUCKER  What's the use? If you see  into things, you're a cynic; and  if you don't, you're a sucker.  A.  N. Cotton, Correspondent       W. Sutherland, Correspondent  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  Tsawcome Garage  & Welding Co. Ltd.  WILSON CREEK, B.  C.  ARE  YOUR  STANDARD OIL  Distributors  For   Sechelt   Peninsula  And  the Toba Inlet Area  We assure all our customers,  old & new, we will provide  the most efficient and courteous service of Standard  Products as wartime restrictions will allow  Fuel Oil General Tires  Stove Oil Batteries  Diesel Oil     Auto Accessories  f  ESSO GASOLINE  MARVELUBE    OIL  ���  Get the best out of your  high-speed motors!  Fill up here with  Premium  Ethyl  Gasoline.  Hose  delivery from  float to boat!  W. P. PIEPER  Irvine's Landing  Pender  Harbour  by A. N.  Cotton  The poll at Roberts Creek on  October 25 was very quiet. In  common with other parts of the  province Roberts Creek enjoyed a very wet day, with only  149 out of a list of 248 voting.  Thomson got 78; Gargrave  63; Campbell 3; Mulligan 2; and  3 ballots rejected.  PO J. Orr is home on leave  prior to getting his discharge.  He has been in the Canadian  Navy for 23 years. During the  last war he served on convoy  duty in the Atlantic, having  been on three ships���the Assin-  iboine, the Iroquois, and the  Uganda.  The Roberts Creek Boys &  Girls Club had the right idea  for Hallowe'en. They put, on a  party at the Community Hall  for all the children in the district.  Mr. Alfred Olson, the Club's  able president, counted noses  and found 85 kids and 35  grownup kids (adults, to you!)  Prizes were given for the  best  costumes,  winners being:  Doris and Donald Weal, Jack-  aline Danell, Doreen Shaw,  Sandra Hill, Walter Danell,  John Orr, Connie Killam, Marian Cain.  At the piano for the games  and marches were Mrs. Vivian  Reeves ahd Mrsik Carol's Forst.  Judges were Mr. Aylward, Mrs.  Bourn and Mr. Woof.  The boys and girls organized  and put this party on by themselves, furnished the refreshments, and handled the kids. A  number of the mothers helped  with the preparation and serving of the food.  Anyone wishing to make donations to further the purposes  of this Club will be doing a real  service to the community.  PERENNIALS  "The modern flapper," we  read, "is very different from  the girl of fifteen years back."  On the contrary, she is very  often the same person.  Serving  THE COASTAL COMMUNITIES  OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  FOR OVER 50 YEARS  Regular year-round  passenger and freight  service from Vancouver to Howe Sound  and Gulf Coast points.  ASK FOR CURRENT SAILING SCHEDULE  Operating  BOWEN ISLAND  SECHELT INN  Mr. and Mrs. Mummerfelt,  who had been visiting their  son and daughter-in-law, returned to their home last Wednesday.  Billy and David Beasley have  been entertaining an old friend,  Raymond Bontram. Raymond,  who used to live at Half Moon  Bay, comes from Narrows Arm,  where his father is employed  by the Osborne Logging Company.  Mr. and Mrs. A. Ritchey and  their daughter Jo-Anne, left  last Wednesday for a visit to  Vancouver.  Mr. Elmer McDannal has returned to Half Moon Bay after  spending the summer on the  prairies harvesting. Formerly  an employee of the Osborne  Logging Company, he left just  about the time the McKenzie-  Flavelle Company arrived. Mr!  McDannal hopes to make his  home here once ftiore, and will  be joined by his wife who has  been visiting her parents at  ���Gibson's Landing. Before returning to the coast, Mr. McDannal spent a; month at Re-  gina where, he reports tjie  weather is terrible���nothing  but rain.  Monday, October 29th, was  the birthday of Mrs. Boyd who,  as has been previously reported, is laid up in St. Mary's  Hospital with a fractured hip.  The day was brightened for the  invalid by the arrival of a fine  large birthday cake, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. T. H.  Beasley, Mrs. T. H. Tait, Mrs.  Wm. Mervyn and Mr. Boyd.  Another recent visitor was her  son. Mr. Earl Bond, who is employed with the Grain Exchange in Vancouver.  Mr. J. J. Sutherland, of Hy-,  daway, left on Wednesday last  for Nanaimo where he expects  to spend some weeks. . Mrs.  Sutherland has now added firewood to the list of rationed  goods. ,  Mr. Flavelle of the McKen-  zie-Flavelle Logging Company,  arrived on Tuesday last for a  short visit.  Mr. B.  Shackleton,  chairman,  of     Sub-Local      1-71,     I.W.A.,  called a  meeting of the members  to  discuss  the  laying  off  of Bro. J. Rbcchio.  Mr. C. Alexander has' been  appointed Superintendent of  the McKenzie-Flavelle Logging  Company, replacing Mr. Hall-  berg, who is leaving shortly for  Sechelt.  October 31st was Parents'  Day at the Half Moon Bay  school, and advantage was  taken of the invitation for a  visit of inspection. Favorable  progress was observed under  the capable guidance of Miss  Emily Ek, and the visitors  were well-pleased both with  the work accomplished by the  pupils, ' and the rejuvenated  appearance of the school itself,  ARMS OR LEGS?  "A bull will be scared if you  move your arms rapidly," says  a writer of hiking hints. Most  people, however, would prefer  to move their legs.  Ida E. Preiss, Co-respondent  by GABRIELLE READ  Late, " on a frosty October  night a furry visitor payed a  call on a country farm house.  But unlike most visitors this  one knocked after he had entered the house instead of before.  The occupants of the house  had just retired when the sound  of knocking came to their ears.  The man of the house got up  and went into the kitchen and  headed for the back door.  "Knock, knock" the man  whirled aroUnd, the sound had  come from inside, over behind  the large wood box that sat  in the corner. After hastily  peering over the top of the box  he beat a retreat to the bedroom to tell his better half of  the unwelcome visitor.  It seemed the back door had  been left open and the visitor  had taken the liberty of finding himself a nice warm bed  for   the   night.  After a whispered conversation it was decided just how  they would rid themselves of  this temperamental  animal.  An old trick was used, bearing on the fact that skunks  will  follow light.  The man lit a small kerosene  lamp and stood it on the rail  of the verandah. Thus the lamp  shone a direct beam of light  right along the pantry floor,  right across the kitchen up to  the  woodbox.  - The man and his wife then  crept to the couch and with  bated breath sat still to see if  thetfick would work. Hardly  a breath was expelled for one  sudden movement and all would  be lost���with the only weapon  he has, Mr. Skunk would win  possession of the kitchen.  Minutes passed before the  watchers saw a pair of black  beady eyes appear around the  end of the woodbox. Time  stood still while the pretty but  obnoxious little creature pattered down the pathway of  light to disappear into the dark  night.  As soon as the skunk was  safely outside the man gave  chase, but he was gone just as  quickly and silently as he had  entered.  The back door of the house  was definitely closed this time.  BOOM THEFT  CONTINUED   FROM   PAGE   1  appeared.  Mr. Jorgenson went to Vancouver and got in touch with  the Government Scalers. On  looking over their list he found  that a boom such as his float  would make had been delivered at Nanaimo. He was able to  identify the boom as the logs .  had the marks of wire wrappings on' them, and his cross  timbers had also been included. There will.be a court case  over the affair, and Mr* Jorgenson will go down to Vancouver in regard to the matter.  Clearing up of this theft may ,  throw some light on the recent  disappearance of logging blocks  from   Half Moon Bay.  Foot of Carrall Street  "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  DORAN*S FURNITURE  WESTVIEW, B. G.-Phone 230  mmmmemmm  John Peter were the names  given to the infant son of Mr.  and Mrs. Hansel Frey at the  christening held at their home  on October 27. Rev. W. Govier  was the officiating minister,  the godparents being Miss Johanna Haar, "Mr. Andrew S.  Knowles, Jr., and Mr. Frank  R. Frey.  Included in the guests*were  Mrs. Frank Frey, Mrs. A.  Knowles, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Bill  Wickman, Mr! A. Knowles, Sr.,  and Mr. J. Tough. Following  the service a buffet supper was  served.  After the redecoration of  the "Community Hall, the winter season was started with a  successful masquerade on Saturday, October 27th. Buccaneers and ladies of the courts  waltzed together to the smooth  rhythm of a Vancouver orchestra. Visitors from Britannia  and Squamish were made welcome.  Miss  Lorna  Bickell  and  Mr.  Dennis Wood as an Irish colleen  and   her  beau    received    first  prizes   for    the   most   original  costumes.    For fancy dress Mr.  Bill Smith, as a mandarin and  Miss Dorothy Eckersley  dressed  as   a  harem   girl   received  first     prizes.      Miss     Dorothy  Bundy as Carmen Miranda and:  Mr.  Larry  Bundy  as   a  pirate  won  first   prizes   for  the   best  dressed couple.  Prizes for comics were awarded to Mr. David z  Anderson who made a rollick- -  ing one-man ,and.,Jto Mrs. Dor- j  othy Deane of Squamish as a i  belle of the" Gay Nineties.  Judges     included     Mrs.    R.  Greevling,   Mrs.  M.   Eckersley,  Mrs.   E.   Storey,   Harry   Miller '  and Ross Costanza.  Lucky     winners       of     spot yj  dances included Mrs. R. Tutin,  Mrs. Bill Smith, Mrs. V. Brait,  Mrs. T. Tutin, Mr. A. Moretto  and Mr.   R. O. Jones.  * \  A lunch   counter,   sponsored j  by  the Red  Cross,  was  under \  the  convener ship  of Mesdames  J.   Henderson,    G.    Preiss,    C. \  Harding   and R.  Greveling.        j  i  Ghosts,     witches    and    cats  haunted the hall on early Wed- ,  nesday   evening     for  an"  all- )  children   party.   ' Candies   and  apples   were  forgotten   in   the '<  excitement as the children com-  <  peted for the prizes given  for  the collection of Kinsmen Club  I  "Shell-Out" tickets. Misses Janice Preiss, Arlene Lea, Glenda  Whitehead,   Amerlys   Cherney,  Alan   Johnson,    Frank  Legros,  Ronnie   Knowles   and   Norman  Chadwick were the lucky winners   of   cash   prizes.    Shirley  Chadwick,  Burnett   Wood   and  Neil Bowden   received  awards  for making the most sales. The  grand sum of $125 was raised  for this commendable drive of  "pennies,  for  Paralysis,"  To add more to the Hallowe'en spirit the High School held  a very successful party at the i  school from 9 to 12. The dance '  committee included Shirley  Chadwick, Doreen Bowden, and  Leonard Hannah.  Prizes for the best costumes  were awarded to Irene Moretto as "Queen of Hearts" and  Kenneth Watt as a Chinaman.  Miss E. Howe, Miss I. Preiss,  Mr. A. Clemens and Mr. P.  Lutack of the teaching staff  attended the party.  The students of ,the High  School are to be commended  for the manner in which they  arranged and conducted this  party in the true Hallowe'en  spirit.

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