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 PROVINd^iPf^  4*R0SXKCIAi; LIBRARY  Richard Nicholas Ringma, 19,  of Vancouver, appeared in police court Monday and was remanded   until tomorrow for a     ������  preliminary hearing on charge   Vnl    1    "Wo    ifi  of breaking and entering. vol  x, mo.   xo  The offense is alleged to have    ====_========___  taken place at the store and  post-office at Vananda last  week. The proprietor, Fred  Lowther, visited the store about midnight and investigated  a noise in the rear of the building. He found a window broken and opened, and a man in  the shadows beneath it threatened him with a bottle and  then made a dash for freedom.  Subsequently Constables R.  Lane and' Milne arrested Ringma in Powell River  and char-  jged him with the offense.  f   His address    was    given  PUBLISHED  BY THE   COAST NEWS,   LIMITED  Business Office: Half Moon Bay, B. C.      -rational 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. a Roberts    Creek  Grantham's   Landing,    Egmont.  Hopkin's    Landing,     Brackendale  Cheekeye,  etc.  HALF MOON BAY, R. C., Wednesday, October 31st, 1945     5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  as  Vancouver.  Large Bobcat Shot  At Haslam Camp  Val Lesiuk killed a large  bob-cat on his logging claim  hear Haslam yLake yesterday.  The animal measured over two  feet.  H. D. COLLIER  NAMED NEW OIL  COMPANY HEAD  The election of H. D. Collier  as chairman of the Board of  Standard Oil of California was  announced by R. D. Baker, the  president and managing director of Standard of B. C.  Mr, Collier, who has served  as. ^president  of  the California  G. McBEAN NEW  MANAGER FOR  UNION STEAMERS  Gerald McBean has been appointed general manager of  Union Steamships Ltd.  He~ succeeds Carl Halterman  in the active management of  the company. Mr. Halterman  will retain his seat on the  board of directors and will become vice-president in charge  of operations.  Gordon Fafrell, president, also announces that in order to  co-ordinate to the fullest extent the services of the Union  Company and its subsidiary,  Frank Waterhouse & Company  of Canada Limited, the offices  of the Waterhouse company  were moved to the Union  Dock on Monday, October 29.  VETERAN IN SHIPPING  After many years connection  with the grain business in the  Pacific Northwest, and close association with foreign shipping  interests in Vancouver, Mr.  Halterman was appointed general manager of the Union  Company in 1938 and, in February, 1939, became managing  director in charge of all operations.  Mr. Gerald McBean, who was  appointed assistant... manager of  Company' since <l^p, ��� is^ ^ June, 1941  gjjjiSQe&i^^ in^  this port as manager of Canadian Government Merchant  Marine and Canadian Robert  Dollar Company.  Ri G. Follis y/ho formerly was  a - director and vibe-president.  WILSON CREEK  Mr& D. Erickson,  4 Correspondent  Mr.y artdNMrs; F. Willock of  Regina were recent guests at  the home of Mr. and Mrs. L.  Jackson.  Mr. and Mrs.  Charles Royal  'and Mr. and   Mrs.    W.   Scott  have taken up   residence here  and will be associated with Mr.  Reg.   Jackson.  . .  Mrs. E. A. Jackson Sr. was  guest of honor, on the occasion  I-of her 81st birthday recently  at a family dinner given by  Mr. and Mrs. L J Jackson here.  A toast was proposed by Cap-  tainy Laurie, who came from  Varicouver with Mr. & Mrs. L.  Wilkinson and Phyllis, btber  guests present were R. T.  Jackson, Mrs. D: Erickson, Mr,  a)nd; Mrs. Mike Jackson, Mr. &  Mrs,   Ted   Jackson,    Lawrence  HAM  WANTS  HELP  Carl E. Braun, of the Hawley  Pulp & Paper Company of Oregon City is a ham radio fan  who would like to talk with  operators on this section of the  coast.   Mr. Braun's  call is W7  HRV.  ��� ������  (Piv) grandson who has recently returned from overseas,  Phil, Margery and Alan Jackson. Several friends called later  to offer congratulations. Cards  and singing were enjoyed durr  ing the evening,  Mrs. Jackson resided at Gibson's Landing several years  ago and is well known to older residents of the peninsula.  Mrs. Ted Osborne, of Half  Moon Bay, arrived honi<3 last  week after spending ie^eral  weeks at Oliver^ During^ her .  visit to the interior she witnessed the Ranger "Stand Down"  ceremonies at Kelbwna. K---  Past 70 Percent-Mctrk in First Week...  VICTORY LOAN  Well-Known Miner  Killed at Britannia  Edward P. Pearce, well known  to miners of British Columbia,  was killed instantly when he  fell down a 200-foot shaft at  Britannia Mines, October 25,  1945. Mr. Pearce was 57 years  of age and had no known relatives in Canada, but has a  brother in England.  SQUAMISH  Mrs. Ellen Harley  Correspondent  RESULTS OF the Ninth Victory Loan in Unit 13 continue  rfo outstrip all previous records as new highs are rolled  up: "with each day's sales.  Today's grand total for the district stood at 404,050,  70.2 percent of quota, j  Salesmen are going into the  second week of the loan with  high enthusiasm. Most of them  reported an encouar ging degree of buying wherever they  went.  The fact that this ninth loan  is really "two in one" is felt to  have been speeding up the local sales. There will be no more  Victory Loans for at least 12  months, the Department of Finance announced at the start  of the loan.  Place Amount      %  Halfmoon  Bay   ������$23,050     230  Sechelt     -   $6,750       27  Roberts Creek  $2,600       17  Gibsons Landing $23,150 116  Reed Island   $900       15  On Monday evening of last  week the Senior Badminton  opened the season with "Open  House". About forty people enjoyed themselves with the evening's play. It is hoped that  the membership will be the  same.  The new officers are Miss M.  Lean, president; Mr. E. Al-  dridge; vice-president and Miss  G. Robertson secretary-treasurer.  On Friday evening, October  19, 1945, the Pacific Great Eastern Employees Association held  their annual dance. The hall  was y beautifully  decorated   for.  plied by the local orchestra  and the Parent Teachers Association catered for the lunch.  The Basketball Club held  their annual meeting Monday  evening of last week. New officers are: president, George  Nesbitt; vice-president, Rev. W.  Mcintosh, secretary-treasurer,  Marshall Hurren. Playing cannot be resumed until balls are  obtained and it is hoped that  by the end of this week they  will have some information concerning these.  Mrs.   Cliff   Taylor   and    son  Glen   of   SurreyJ are   visiting  with   Const,   and   Mrs.    A.   R.  ' Thompson.  Miss Dorothy Seymour returned last week from visiting for  the past month with relatives  in Seattle.  r. Mr. and Mrs. W. Seymour of  Seattle are visiting with Mr.  Seymour's  parents.  Mr.', Ja"ek Fasten had his son  and duaghter-in-law visiting  him last weekend. His son,  Bill, has just returned from  overseas.  Karel, young son of Mr. and  Mrs. George Aalten, spent last  week in Vancouver General  hospital and has to return next  month for further medical  treatment and X-rays.  Miss Margaret Carson spent  last week visiting her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. George Carson.  Margaret is working in the Admitting office of the Vancouver General Hospital;  Mrs. J. Rae of Courtenay is  visiting friends in the district  this week.  Mrs. Midnight Passes  Funeral services were held  in the Squamish United Church  by Rev. W. Mcintosh, at 2:30  p.m., on Monday, October 22,  1945, for Irene Vera Midnight,,*  who passed away in Vancouver,  Continued on page 5  Herbert Gargrave, CCF  Has Decisive Victory  HAS MAJORITY OVER ALL OTHERS;  SMALL POLLS UNREPERTED  WITH a comfortable majority established as soon as the  first few polls rolled in, Herbert Gargrave, CCF candidate, was re-elected to the Legislative Assembly for his  second term .in Thursday's provincial voting. __._ .   Today, with only eight polls to be heard from, representing a maximum of 152 votesi, Mr. Gargrave has majority of 643, a clear mandate over all votes cast in opposition to him.  Abnormally "wet weather accounted in some measure  for the low-percentage vote (61%), although some workers  claimed that the- unsatisfactory condition of the voters'  list left many residents without a vote and would thus affect the percentage.  Forty-three soldiers' ballots  are on hand, but have not yet  been  tabulated.  Final count of the ballots, in  the presence of candidates or  their representatives, will take  place November 15th by returning officer E. S. Hopper.  Mr. Gargrave obtained his  strength in the industrial centers, Powell River District and  Ocean Falls, while his Coalition opponent obtained some ma-  HERBERT   GARGRAVE  ���'. t t Victorious Candidate  'Decisive Verdict'  Gargrave Says  "THE decisive vdte given in  Mackenzie for the CCF is of  great encouragement to all progressively-minded people," said  Herbert Gargrave, MLA-elect  for this riding, when his success  at the  polls was obvious.  "The issues were made very  clear during the campaign, and  despite the last-minute attempts to discredit the "CCF by  the local Coalition Committee  the voters of Powell River and  district were not stampeded  and voted for a change in our  economic  structure.  "Personally," Mr. Gargrave  continued, "I feel that the vote  is an endorsation of my activities during the past four years  and I extend my sincere thanks  to  all electors.  "I will continue to press for  a better deal for the Mackenzie  riding arid will insist on a fair  share of appropriations and  services.  "My services will be available to all residents of the riding regardless of their political  beliefs and 1 will fight for the  program on which I was elected."  THOMSON'S   STATEMENT  In a letter sent to Mr. Gargrave yesterday, Mr. W. V.  "Pat"  Thomson said:  "As a citizen of this riding, I  wish you success in your work  for the forthcoming term of office, in the interests of all."  ager for Mr. Thomson, blamed-  "lack of organization" for the  Coalition shortcoming in this  riding. "We were trying to do  four years' work in three  weeks," he said. "The abject  condition of the voters' list  was also an adverse factor," he  added.    *  (See   candidates'    statements;  in   another column.)  nt  o  O  d  d  ���J  o  Bella Bella  Namu  Cracroft  Bella  Coola  Blubber   Bay  Bowen Island  Cranberry  L.  Firvale  Gibson's  Ldg.  Hagensborg  Half Moon B  Lang Bay  Lund  Maple Grove  Ocean Falls   .  Pender Har.  Powell   River  Port   Mellon  Redonda   Bay  Roberts   Creek  Savary   Island  Sechelt  Stillwater  Westview  Wildwood  Woodfibre  Bucaneer  Bay  Refuge Cove  Shoal Bay  Minstrel  Is.  Seymour  In.  Wadham  Gilies   Bay  Vananda  Blind  Bay  Simoon  Sound   27  Stuart  Island       7  False Bay  .  Margaret   Bay  Port Neville  Keystone  Kingcome Inlet   5  Egmont 16  Grand Total  Absentee  21  .  5  3  30  28  40  90  4  189  23  31  20  23  16  225  59  359  70  4  80  14  125  24  285  48  119  0  8  8  18  0  1  11  29  3  5 4 $  6 4 0  2      10  33      2 1  9      0 1  27      3 1  326      8 7  10      1 0  134      7 3  30      1 0  27 11 0  35      0 0  32 18 1  3 1 0  335 43 20  41 6 10  501 25 9  134 18 9  2 3 0  63 3 2  2 0 2  46 5 8  16 12 3  465 11 16  145 11 8  201 18 3  0 2 0  14 6 0  0 2 0  1 2 1  0 0 0  4 2 0  7 0 0  42 3 3  0 0 0  7 11 2  11 2 0  12 12 1  2 19  5 10  0 0 0  0 10  5 3 0  2101 2742 254 112ys  36     38 2 lw  19  1  11  2 face 2  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.m  Wednesday, October 31st, 1945  ADVERTISING  3 Lines (15 Words) for 35c     3 Insertions (same ad)  60c  Extra words, above 15-word min., 2c each. Cash with order.  Notices,  Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c insertion  LITTLE ADS - - - BIG RESULTS!  <FOR SALE������  Waterfront lots and acreage adjoining Wakefield Inn, at Sechelt. Harry A Erickson, 942 W.  Pender   Street,   Vancouver,    tf  CIRCULEX   HEALTH UNITS  A Circulex will give you relief  from arthritic,    rheumatic    or  neurotic   pains���asthma,   headaches,    foot trouble,    nervousness,   insomnia,   sinus,   sciatica,  varicose      veins,     constipation,  hemorrhoids  and  other  circulatory  troubles.    Models    from  4>155 UP* For descriptive literature, write    Doran's    Furniture  ���Co., Westview, B. C.  FOR SALE-  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  $100 REWARD!  For recovery of 300-lb. bull  block and rigging taken from  Half Moon Bay wharf. Cook &  Volen,  Half Moon Bay.  KEYS TO ORDER���  All kinds of keys made to order. Send sample you wish duplicated. Muir's Hardware, at  Powell River (Westview) B.C.  FOR SALE���  Inboard motorboats for sale:  12-foot, % Briggs, $125. 12-foot  v-bottom, % Briggs, $135. 12-  foot clinker-built, 2 h.p. Briggs,  with fish poles, $225. Sunset  Hardware Store, Gibson's Ldg.  16  FOR  SALE���  One International 1-ton dump  truck, 6 speeds, duals, all new  tires, hydraulic hoist. Also 1931  panel delivery Chevrolet, good  running order, 6 good tires and  wheels. A. E. Ritchey, Half  Moon Bay. 7 tf  WEDDING STATIONERY���  Engraved or standard wedding  invitations, announcements. Also wedding cake boxes, complete with cards, 95c dozen.  The Coast News, Halfmoon Bay  PICTURE   FRAMING���  Send your enlargements, photos,, certificates to us for expert framing at low cost. Prices  before job is done, if you wish.  Cranberry Hardware, Powell  River, B. C.  NOTICE���  Join the theatrical group- now  being" formed by Brooker Academy of Music and Art. Junior and senior classes. Students  will be presented in revues &  plays, also making and operation of marionette shows. The  Brooker School,   Sechelt. .      tf  WE BUY AND SELL���  Rifles and shotguns bought and  sold; also all kinds ��� of used  goods, furniture, clothing, tools  etc. Square Deal Store, West-  view, B. C.  FOR SALE���  Jersey-Guernsey heifer, due to  freshen in November, 2 Yz years.  $100. George Gilbertson, Wilson Creek. 16  ��� Card of Thanks  Mr. and Mrs. E. Keen of Half  Moon Bay wish to express" their  sincere thanks for the many  ways in which they were. aided by friends and neighbors  following the loss of their  home by fire.      .  .  Mr. and Mrs. A. Bikadi of  Squarhish wish to express their  sincere thanks and appreciation for their assistance and the  sympathy gtoen them since  Teddie's   accident.  Jim Rennie, Correspondent  We regret to announce that  Mr. James L. McGowan, who  was Shipping Master for the  Port of Vancouver, has been  reported missing and believed  to have drowned.  He was a passenger on the  night run of the Princess Joan  enroute to Victoria, October 17.  Mr. McGowan was a regular  summer visitor and has a home  here. He was well known to  all of us as a kindly and  genial gentleman and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to  his wife and family.  Mrs. Eaglesome of Abbots-  ford, who ist he guest of Mrs.  Dave Bates, is an old resident  of Grantham and is glad to be  back among us once again.  A number pf the Grantham  ladies are speeding a holiday  and shopping expedition in  Vancouver. Among them are  Mrs. Charlie Soames, Mrs. Jim  Rennie and Mrs. Walter Chambers and baby son.  There are a few men around  here who have come to the  conclusion that there is nothing in "batching" to write poetry about.  Capt. Orville Fisher is back  home in Grantham, with his  wife and family to spend a well  earned holiday. Capt. Fisher  has been two years overseas on  the different war fronts as one  of Canada's war artists and  has toured France, Belgium,  Holland and Great Britain with  paintings from sketches made  right up in the front lines of  battle.  Cpl. Conkie of the Winnipeg  Grenadiers, arrived home last  week with repatriates from  Hong Kong and is visiting with  his wife and daughter at "the  home of Mrs. Conkie's parents,  Mr. and Mrs.  Lowes.  Cpl. Conkie, as a prisoner of  the Japs, spent most of his  days working in Japanese shipyards and kept fairly well on  the meagre ration of  rice  and  occasional cigarette if he worked hard and was a good boy.  He has "gained" about 20  pounds since leaving Hong*  Kong and looks fairly good and  sure is glad to be back in Canada.  For  CHOICE  GRAVE THOUGHT  A tombstone is one of the  few things that has anything  nice to say about a man when  he's down.  At Porpoise   Bay  50 Feet wide, 300 feet long  $300.  SECHELT, B. C.  To the Electors  ���   OF MACKENZIE  "Please accept my sincere thanks and appreciation for  your endorsation at the polls last Thursday.  I will endeavor to serve all of the people in the riding and will welcome advice and criticism.  May I express my particular appreciation to the CCF  organization and the hundreds of active workers and supporters. My pledge to them is that I will continue to work  for the program and policy laid out in our platform and  for a Co-operative Commonwealth in Canada.  In Appreciation  TO ALL COALITION WORKERS  Of MACKENZIE RIDING  It being impossible for me to personally express my  appreciation to each brie of you who in any and every  way assisted me in the recent campaign, please accept in  this way my grateful thanks for your loyal efforts.  W. V. Tat'Thomson  SHOP by MAIL  from  Powell Stores Ltd.  Powell River, B. C.  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  ���w��M(^p__w(nH��MWi  UNION ESTATES, Sechelt  A. H. BRINE, Roberts Creek  TSAWCOME GARAGE, Wilson Creek  THOMAS BEASLEY, Half Moon Bay Wednesday, October 31st, 1945  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  _PAGE 3  W.  Sutherland,  Correspondent  Salmon fishing has pretty well  finished  for  the   season   here.  When the sea lions return from  the north they put an end to  good     fishing    on     our    local  grounds, which are around the  south-end   of   Thormanby   Island.    It  is reported  sea  lions  don't  like fish,   but it   is   well  known fish don't like the lions.  There are usually about 75 to  100  of  them,   paddling  all the  way' from   the   North  to   take  up their  winter  quarters here.  They roost on a rock about 100  yards   from  the   south  end   of  the     main    island,    using   the  same  part  of the    rock    each  year.       How   long   they    have  been doing this is not known.  Your    reporter    examined    the  spot and it is decidedly smoother than the  rest   of the  rock.  "Did  they pick it  on that account  or   did  they   just  wear  it   smoooth?  If you   try  to   get   close   to  them   by   boat  they   will  wait  until you are. within 100 yards  or  so,  then  they  will make a  wild   scramble   for   the  water,  falling over one anonther in the  rush, and in a few minutes they  are all around   you.      Visitors  are not welcome.    They  upset  the   daily  routine,   and  sometimes   an   old  bull   .will   come  close up  and bark  at you.   It  has been noticed that on a cold,  frosty night  they  do a  lot  of  barking.     They  can be   heard  four^miles away from the rock.  It  is   surmised  they   fight   to  get under the others, ithen they  get smothered anoV fight, to get,  put again. They keep it up all  night, and only at night.  EARLY  SETTLER  ���", One of the earliest settlers in  Halfmoon Bay was Mr.  Chap-  | man.   As far as can be gathered  i he must have been-a good na-  I tiired sort of pirate.   He home-  steaded 360 acres on the water-  / front.    He  must  hav�� been   a  !��� huge man, because an old timer  told me thataonce he was going  north on    one   of    the    Union  f Steamship     Company's     boats,  | and on reaching Halfmoon Bay,  ( the boat  stopped  away out  in  the channel. At that time there  was   no  wharf.      On    looking  ( oyer  the   sMe  of the ship   he  saw Mr. Chapman in a dugout  canoe,  wearing only a pair  of  trousers, although it was    cold.  He looked so big and the canoe  < looked   so    small,    his    midrif  bulged out three inches on each  side yof the canoe.  To cap it all  thjey were lowering a live calf  On top of him and he grabbed it  as though it were a kitten and   ���  made tracks for home.  On     another       occasion     a  young stray horse wandered on  to his property, and Mr. Chapman must have been at the end  of a lean period, as he butchered the horse ahd salted what he  |did not get rid of the first day.  >-A day or so later the owner of  :the,;horse   showed   up   at   Mr.  Chapman's house and asked  him if he had seen a stray  horse. Chapman was very polite and assured the stranger  that there was no horse running  around his ranch. As the man'  had come a long way he invited him to dinner, and served him a goodly portion of his  own horse.  Mr. Chapman did not build  on . the waterfront despite the  fact that there was a lovely bay  there; he went back in the bush  about half a mile and built a  stone house, part of which is  still there, along with a well  which he dug.  Later, he must have taken to  beach-combing, because a man  named Smith filed on the property and cut Chapman out.  ROUGH TRIP  Mr. and Mrs. Franklin, from  Merry Island, came over to the  Bay to catch the boat to Vancouver; they had a rough trip  over and got a good soaking.  Mrs. J. Sutherland left for  Vancouver Wednesday, and expects to be away for about a  week.  Mr. Robilliard lost a black  spaniel recently; he had only  had it one day when it strayed  away.  LOST��� Black cocker spaniel,  female, very timid. Finder  please apply Thos. Beasley, at  Half Moon Bay, or Mrs. Robilliard.  J   510  West   Hastings  Street  VANCOUVER  at Gibson's  Landing  EACH  Friday and Saturday  Examinations  -  Fittings  T R. GODFREY  AND COMPANY LTD.  ^Bsoys landing"'  General Trucking  and Fuel  i  YOUR  FOR VICTORY!  npHE Government of British Columbia, in response to the Dominion Govern-  ment's appeal, will invest $7,500,O0Gin the Ninth Victory Loan, bringing the  total investment in Dominion Government Bonds to nearly $70,000,000.  This fact is mentioned so that investors throughout this province may know that  their Government is giving its fullest support to the new Loan and urges every  citizen to do likewise.   Here are seven good reasons:  1. To   help pay   for the care   of our  wounded veterans and the rehabili-  #  tation of all service personnel.  2. To care for the dependents of those  fighting men who will not return,  and to assist those veterans who  may never regain full capacity.  3. Victory Bonds are a secure ahd  sound investment providing a high  rate of interest.  4. To help Canada reorganize for a  prosperous world by helping provide aid to liberated countries and  by rebuilding trade.  5. Invest as a safeguard against  emergencies andj help make your  dreams come true.  5. Invest to combat the threat of inflation.  7. 'Two Loans in One." With 12  months to pay, you should make  a double purchase of Bonds.  Your Provincial Government recommends that every individual, business and  corporation in British Columbia invest its entire surplus funds in the Ninth Victory Loan, to safeguard a normal return to peacetime prosperity for the whole of  Canada.  a  Published by Authority of  THE GOVERNMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  67  _a PAGE 4  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  _ Wednesday, October 31st, 1945  Popular Conductor  A very happy event took  place in the hall of Gibson's  Memorial church on Friday,  Oct. 12, when the men of Grantham Landing joined with the  men of Gibson's Landing and  were entertained to supper and  a concert party by the Ladies  Aid.  When the tables were cleared, song sheets were distributed  and the chair being taken by  the Rev. Moore, he called for  community singing which was  enjoyed by all.  Artists on the program were  Mr. and Mrs. Poole of Hopkin's  Landing, and Mrs. Ed Poole of  Grantham's Landing, and Jim  Rennie of Grantham's.  Mrs. Poole opened the program with the song, "Danny  Boy", and Mr. Poole, songs by  John Maesfield and Scotch selections. Mrs. Ed Poole was  pianist and the "Poole" family  was the concert party and the  men sure will remember their  musical talents.  Speaker of the evening was  the Rev. Dr. Munro who described the influence of the  church on national and community life and his fluent and  witty remarks were well received.  Mr. Frank Henderson, in a  few well chosen words, hoped  that this occasion was only a  forerunner of things to come  and the Rev. Bushfield nearly  fell over in proposing a vote  of thanks to the ladies. The  meeting ended with the singing of the National Anthem.  Miss Paterson of Vancouver,  is the guest of Mrs. Workman  at "Chalfond."  WOODFIBRE  Ida E. Preiss, Correspondent  Mr. and Mrs. Buckman arrived from -Seattle, Wash., to  visit Mr. and Mrs. E. p. Bren-  nan. Mrs. Buckman is the former Alice Brennan. After  spending a few days in Wood-  fibre, Mr. and Mrs. Buckman  will journey across Canada,  thence to Washington, D.C.,  where they will make their  home.  The Woodfibre branch of the  Canadian Red Cross has reopened its* workrooms in the  Community Hall. Due to the  redecoration of the hallj the  work had been suspended for 3  weeks.  Mr. and Mrs. M. Gardiner  home after spending a few days  in Vancouver.  Miss Hannah Haar and Miss  Alice Parissini were week-end  visitors  to  Vancouver.  Mr. Leo C. Kelley of Vancouver is at presnt a visitor in  Woodfibre.  Mr. Arthur Rogers has returned home after spending two  weeks in Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. W. Brake have  returned to town after attending the marriage of the lafrter's  son, Mr. Roy Watson, in Vancouver.  Mr. W. Arnold journeyed to  Vancouver last week to undergo medical treatment.  Mrs. A. Duncan   and   Noreen  PICTURE  SHOW  GIBSON'S HALL  Every Week.  Watch for the  Posters!   Shorts,  News,   and  Feature Photoplay  . Sir Ernest    MacMillan    was  caught .by the  CBC photographer here as he rehearsed the  Toronto   Symphony. Orchestt'ra  for the   opening   broadcast   of  their  new  Friday  night series  to  be heard   this   winter  over  the network. It  will be known  as the Toronto Symphony 'Pops'  concerts and is heard at 5 p.m.  Sir  Ernest is well known to  western  audiences for his frequent appearances here as  the,  guest conductor with the Vancouver  Symphony   orchestra.  left on Friday last to take up  residence in North Vancouver.  Mrs. J. J. Dawson, with her  three children, left on Thursday  for Vancouver where they will  make their new home.  Mr. and Mrs. J. Guthrie and  baby daughter, Kerry, arrived  home   on  Thursday.  The Girls Club, under the  capable supervision of Mrs. D.  Inglis, assisted by Mrs. G. Ec-  kersley, held their first meeting on Wednesday of last week.  Officers elected for 1945-46  were* as follows: President,  Louis Bowden; vice-president,  Luella Watt; secy-treasurer,  Doreen Bowden.  On Saturday, October 20, the  students of the High School  held a dance in the recreation  room at the school. On the decoration committee were Luella Watt arid Irene Morettto,  while refreshments were under  the supervision of Ester Niro.  Among the "ex-highs" who  were invited were Miss Kay  Erickson, Miss Ada Niro, Dennis Wood, Jack Johnson and  Larry Bundy. Chaperones for  the evening were Mr. and Mrs.  D.   Inglis.  Again the flag of the Ninth  Victory Loan is flying over the  Legion Hall. With a quota of  $140,000 Woodfibre has, in two  days, reached 40,000. Citizens  are endeavouring to go over  the top and again fly the pennant  as in  former Loans.  Plans are under way for a  school Christmas Concert. The  High School will undertake  two plays while the Intermediate room expects to present a  play  and drills.    The Primary  E. PEARSON  Corzepsondent  Mr. E. J. Atlee, veteran of  the first World War, has again  been appointed representative  for the Ninth Victory Loan  campaign for Gibsons Landing  and district.  Due to the large increase in  population in the Gibsons, Hopkins, Granthams and Williams  Landing area, two representatives will handle this district  for the Ninth Loan. LAC.  Stubbs, recently returned from  overseas, will cover the district  jointly  with Mr.  Atlee.  A meeting of the National  War Finance Cbmnuttee for this  district was held at Gibson's  last week and plans for the  campaign were formed. Mr. J.  Veitch, president of the Board  of Trade, was appointed a member of the committee.  SECRET COVE  Inez Willison,  Correspondent  Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Sinclair  of Pender Harbour, stopped in  for a brief visit on their way  home from Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. Arne Larson  have moved to their new home  at  Nanaimo, B.C.  Mr. and Mrs. Dick Frohn,  the owner of the fishing boat,  "Seafare", stopped in for a few  days visit on their way home  to Vancouver from Prince Rupert.  Mr. Ernest Miller of Portland, Oregon, ^has^heeji |visit-  ing for three weeks at the home  of Mr. and Mrs. ErioWillison.  Ed Lang has returned home  after a two weeks' stay at Vancouver. yt.  Mrs. Cal Smith has been a  weekend visitor with the Wil-  lisons.  Mrs. Pete Hanson has returned home after a two weeks  stay at Shaughnessy hospital  for treatment.  Red Cross Busy  A train a day has been met  by Red Cross workers in Vancouver during the past month,  as thousands of men arrive at  the coast from service overseas, or pass through Vancouver enroute home from prison camps in the Far East.  It is estimated that between  8,000 and 10,000 service men  have been welcomed, given  fruit, cigarettes, candy and  coffee during the past four  weeks, at stations, or between  ooats and trains. Red 'Cross  Corps members have been  workihg long hours, driven  hundreds of miles, but no returning service man has passed through Vancouver who has  not had the benefit of the Red  Cross  services.  grades are busy rehearsing a  Nativity and dances. Mrs. E.  Perrson is assisting with the  music.  TWO PARTIES  HONOR WEDDING  ANNIVERSARIES  Anniversary party for two  couples, was held at the home  of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hunter, Gibson's Landing. It was  the twenty-first anniversary  for Mr. and Mrs. Eric Willison  and the fourth for Mr. and Mrs.  Robert   Hunter.  Games and dancing and a  fine midnight supper was served by Mrs. Hunter and Mrs.  Willison, also refreshments  were served during the evening. Everyone had a grand  time to the wee hours in the  morning.  Guests were: Mrs. Cal Smith,  Vancouver, Mr. and Mrs.  Thomas PersivaL Vancouver,  Mr. & Mrs. Jack Allen, Soames  Point, Mr. and Mrs. Clay Chamberlin, Gibson's Landing, Mrs.  Hazel Ablett, Gibson's Land-  . ing, Mr. and Mrs. Milt Brown,  Gibson's Landing. >  SHIPPING MASTER  FOUND DEAD  James L. McGowan, 67, shipping master in the port of  Vancouver for 16 years, is missing, believed drowned off the  Canadian Pacific night boat on  the Victoria-Vancouver run.  News of his disappearance  was reported to Victoria police  Wednesday morning by officers of SS. Princess Joan.  It is understood C.P.R. officials found a note in his stateroom. It was turned over to  police. .  Mr. McGowan, highly regarded, in Vancouver shipping  circles," has been active in behalf of seamen and for many  years has been oh the board of  the Missions to Seamen. He  resided at 3528 West Sixteenth.  William Menzies, assistant  shipping master here for 25  years, was instructed Wednes  day by Ottawa to take temporary; charge of the office here.  ANSFER  "REDROOFS"  HALFMOON BAY  General Trucking  Let us help you solve  your transportation  problems]  AFTER DANCES  DROP  IN AT THE  SECHELT  TEAROOM  FOR    LIGHT   SNACKS  DINNERS and  AFTERNOON TEAS  SECrtILT  INN  SECHELT. B. C.  "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  ��!���  RAM'S FURNITURE  WESTVIEW, B. C. - Phone 230  Pacific Mobile Movies  PRESENT  OCTOBER 29���-NOVEMBER 2:  CHRISTMAS IN JULY  With DICK POWELL and ELLEN DREW  NOVEMBER5���9:  THE GOOD FELLOWS  With: CECIL- KELLOWAY and HELEN WALKER  I  Large  WATERFRONT LOT  Comfortable 5-room  Bungalow,  Bathroom,  &  Furnace.   Near  stores &  Postoffice.  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Port Mellon landscape and  waterfront is undergoing rapid  changes these days. Sorg Co.  expansion program is well under way, piling and dolphins  for the new log sorting pens  and the dredging operation for  > wood storage, has made considerable change in this part  I   of the water front.  i New roads and walk ways,  j power lines, pipe lines, are very  I   much  in evidence.  I      Power,   lighting   and   street  ,  lights are in service in the new  townsite.  Ground is being made ready  for   new oil tanks which will  necessitate the removal   of   an  old land mark the present hoyne  of  Mr.   and  Mrs.  Harry  Ben-  ' tham, pioneers of Port Mellon,  j he   has   been   caretaker of the  ! plant for many years.  v i Thornborough Logging Co.  /wound up their operations  here. Mr. Erson Gibson, and  istaff have left, only a few of  the crew remain.  ; Mrs. Harry Taylor has been  (holidaying in Vancouver for  ���two weeks.  J The Women's Service Club  met at the home of Mrs. Bill  -Davis, October 17, and welcomed, a new member, Mrs. Marie  ^Wright.       ��������:���  -;   New    Port     Mellon    school  \ (board   meets   October    18,   at  /;7:30 p.m. at Mr.  Belden's   of-  ifice.   Mr. C. M. Belden elected  RALLY HELD AT  PORT MELLON  {VICTORY LOAN  f The Ninth Victory Loan op-  \ ened its drive here with a rally  k' in the Community Hall, which  \  drew a big crowd.  Mr.  Victor  Christison was  master of ceremonies,   and the  >���: speakers included    F.   :M. Mc-  v Cullough, R. M. Millar, and Sam  "Gardener.  Many fine motion pictures  were shown, the high intensity  projectors making them a real  It pleasure to watch.  ��� Sorg employees held the lead  l for the province in the last war  I loan. Their objective for this  | one is $85,000.  I Capt. Jack Boden, with, 27  years' service, has been transferred from the northern run  to command the Lady Cecilia  on the Howe Sound run. Many  friends of the Captain will be  glad to see him up our way and  renew  old acquaintance.  /  chairman, Mrs. V. Streeter, secretary, Messrs. Frank Home  and Jack Campbell, trustees.  Mrs. B. A. Chadsey,  Correspondent  HALF MOON BAY  W. Sutherland, Correspondent  There's ho "doubt about it���  in spite of rationing we had a  fine wet election day. Everyone got soaked, but only with  rain. In one way the downpour was an advantage as the  logging camp was closed down  and the men had ample opportunity to vote.  Mr. and Mrs. W. Franklin returned to their home on Merry  Island on Tuesday, after spending' a few days in Vancouver.  Their bad luck was still with  them, as it was so rough they  were unable to land at the. Island and had to come to Half  Moon Bay to await transportation and  calmer  weather.  Mrs. E. P. Curran has returned from the city, cutting  short her holiday.  Mr. Lincoln Johnston is negotiating for the purchase of  Vic Osborne's house. If the negotiations are completed he  intends to put in a welding  shop and marine slip.  , Mrs. Wm. Meikle and Mrs. J.  Sutherland returned together  from Vancouver on Thursday.  The steward on the Cynthia,  who served them lunch, was  reported to be somewhat alarmed at the appetites displayed by the pair of semi-invalids.  Some Vancouver real estate  operators seem to be amazed at  the rate of sale of lots at Half  Moon Bay. This information  came to your reporter while in  the city recently. They do seem  puzzled to know why anyone  would want a waterfront lot  in all its natural beauty when  they could buy a "nice cleared  lot, right on the street car  line."  ROBERTS CREEK  A.  N. Cotton, Correspondent  The Elphinstone School .has  a new teacher, Mrs. Walker, a  newcomer from Prince Rupert.  Mrs. Walker is staying with  Mrs. Francis Farrar, of Roberts Creek.  Mr. Ronnie Hughes is back  at the Creek after having received his discharge from the  RCAF.  Mrs. Nan Farrar    and    Mrs.  Leah Cotton received two dogs  from the Glen-Mar Kennels of  Toronto,    Glen-Mar    Jill    ai^  Glen-Mar Susan of Norleyholm  ���lovely English  cockers.  Mrs.  Cotton has applied for registration of her kennels as. the Nor-  leyholme    Cocker   Kennels   of  Roberts Creek. Dog-lovers will  probably like to know that the  two dogs carry some of the finest   blood-lines    in     Eastern  Canada   and the States.  The   first   litter   is  expected  At the Legion whist drive on  October 12th, Mr. Clark won  second prize���a colorful plastic  fruit bowl.  Mr. Wm. Fisher, of Vancouver, spent a few days with his  brother Fred, and these two  ardent fishermen indulged in  some of their favorite sport���  but the big ones all got away.  A birthday dinner in honor  of H. Chaster and M. King was  held on October 20th at the  home of Mrs. M. King. Guess  included Mrs. Chaster and  Dorothy and Jim, Iola and  Murray   King.  Mrs. Maihwaring has recently returned from a visit to  Vancouver.  At a meeting held at Mrs.  H. Chaster's home, the Gower  Point first-aid group was disbanded. They were formed early in the war years, and an  emergency cache of medical  supplies and food was always  in   readiness.  In the disposition, the medical supplies went to the V.O.  N., and Mrs. Harris for use in  the community, and the food  was sold to the members with  the proceeds going to the Red,  Cross.  Last week a number of ditty  bags, filled by members of the  Gower Point unit, was sent to  the Navy League of Canada.  Ruth Chadsey, Jim Chaster  and Eddy Battison were among a group of young people  who enjoyed an evening of  roller-skating at Sechelt.  175 Enjoy Tenth  Anniversary Party  of Standard Oil  At a banquet meeting attended by more than 175 employees, Standard Oil Company of  British Columbia recently observed  its    tenth   anniversary.  A highlight of the evening  was the presentation of service  pins to 38* employees who have  completed ten years' service.  The presentation was made by  T. S. Petersen, who came from  San Francisco for the occasion.  The meeting's presiding officer was R. D. Baker, president and managing director of  Standard, who traced the progress made by the Company  since its formation ten years  ago. He attributed the Corn-  next fall.  A recreation Club for 10-to-  18ers has been formed at Roberts Creek. President is Alfred  Olson, secretary; Shirley Kirk-  land,  treasurer,  Doreen   Shaw.  Membership to date totals  37. The Club meets Monday  nights at the Community Hatl  for two hours of pingpong, badminton and gym work.  A much- appreciated cash  donation was received from  the Roberts Creek Hall Board.  A dance is being planned tp  raise funds for gym equipment  and plans are being made for a  party on Hallowe'en for all  children from Roberts and Wilson Creek, to be held in the  Community   Hall.  PHOTOGRAPHY  Gordon Ballentine  Studio:   Gibson's   Landing  PORTRAITS  -  CHILDREN  Weddings,  Commercial,   eicf.  Call or write for information  ancf appointment  Sunset Hardware  HARDWARE   ::  FURNITURE  Agents for     B C H T T I  FARM PRODUCTS  And WASHERS  at GIBSON'S LANDING  Continued from Page 1  October 19, 1945, in her 29th  year. Mrs. Midnight was born  in Squamish but was a late  resident of Inglewood, B.C.  Interment took place in Squamish  cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, 2 sons, Wayne and Allan,  of Inglewood; her father, Thomas E.' Rae, Squamish; 2 sisters,  Mrs. E. Beresford and Catherine Rae, Vancouver; 1 brother,  Allan Rae, Inglewood.  RECORD POLL  AT SQUAMISH  DESPITE RAIN  Squamish polling district had  a record vote despite the pouring rain, with almost 100 percent of eligible votes.  The Returning Officers of  this district were: Mrs. R. Powell and Mrs. A. McRae. Poll  Clerks were Mrs. J. Harley and  Mrs. G. E. Harris.  Scrutineers were Mrs. H. Banning, Mr. F. Moule, Mr. Stan  Clarke, Mr. G. Aalten, Mrs. A.  P. Barnfield, Mrs. S. MacDonald and Mr. J. R. Morrison.  Mr. E. C. Carson was elected to parliament with a small  majority  Squamish Loan Heads  Officers installed for the current drive of the 9th Victory  Loan are as follows:  Chairman, Rev. W. Mcintosh;  Committee, Mr. J. R. Morrison,  Mr. W. Harvey, Mr. F. B. Scott,  Mr. J. D. Manners, Mr. W. Woodward, Mr. R. Chapman, Mrs. D.  Kirkwood, Mrs: C. B. Smith,  Mrs. James Finch and Mrs.  Jack Frost.  pany's success to the employees  themselves.  "The progress our Company  has achieved during ten years  of operation," he said, "is due  in no small part to the loyalty,  energy and enthusiasm of its  employees. So, too, will our  growth during the next ten  years depend on the personal  development of each of our  employees."  During his remarks Mr. Baker pointed out that of all the  crude oil brought into British  Columbi, Standard ^�� processef  approximately 25 percent at its  Stanovan  refinery.  SELMA PARK  HAIRDRESSING  SHOPPE  Dolly Jonas  A Complete  Hairdressing  Service  Phone   for   Appointments  it if it  [IMPERIAL]  OEAUP  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  Wilson (reek  Garage Ltd.  Vulcanizing synthetic  tubes a speciality!  Automobile Accessories  and Repairs  Serving  THE COASTAL COMMUNITIES  OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  FOR OVER 50 YEARS  Regular year-round  passenger and freight  service from "Vancouver to Howe Sound  and Gulf Coast points.  ASK FOR CURRENT SAILING SCHEDULE  Operating  BOWEN ISLAND INN  SECHELT INN  UNION PIER  Foot of Carrall Street  ateM. PAGE 6  .THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.^  Wednesday, October 31st, 1945  A new Serial Story  Jby Bubrey Boyd  Synopsis: Young Ed Maitland  and the hardenen gambler, one  Speed Malone, became partners  on the trip north to the Yukon  gold fields in '97 when word of  the rich  ores there  first  came  down  the. Pacific  coast.   Maitland, son of a New England sea  faring family,  was  determined  to win back lost family fortunes  while Frenchy,    the fisherman  who took him and Speed north  is also in the story. Lucky Rose,  beautiful young woman who'd  given him a 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    Owen;  Brent, old time prospector; and  Garnet,    a   well-to-do   modern  who hired Matiland and Speed  to haul his stuff from the beach  over the mountains to the Yukon���these were among the big  crowd that made up the gold-  seekers.   At Liarsville,  a camp  in the  hills,  Speed  was  made  trail boss in Fallon's place, because Speed insisted on closing  the trail till it could be repaired  ���it was almost impassable. The  fickle   crowd   veered   back   to  Fallon.    Speed    and    Maitland  took a stand above the pass to  keep the miners from breaking  through. Pete came to offer his  help, but Speed refused it and  the boy, after saying his partner had been drowned after a  dunken brawl, rode off. But he  took a position where he could  tried to rush the pass,  and so  fire on the miners when  they  helped   Speed.     Later,     Brent,  with an old deer gun, added his  help. Just when Speed seemed  to be gaining the upper hand,  Fallon  called his men with an  exultant shout. A cavalcade was  coming down the trail.  PART EIGHT  "You can call 'em soldiers,"  was Speed's grim answer. "They  are the crack trailsmen of the  cop kingdom and a hard shooting outfit. The simple name  they goes by is the RCMP."  This detachment was the  first of the reinforcements sent  into the Yukon under order of  Major Walsh to police the gold  rush. They were passing over  American ground and their authority did not begin until they  crossed the Canadian line at the  summit of the pass, but its extent was not a question in the  minds of any of the onlookers.  Cheering   and  jubilant,   Fallon's outfit got ready to parade  ; through   behind   them,     never  doubting that Speed's hand had  been called.  "When I made that bet about  the bridge,'' muttered Speed, "I  plumb forgot to leave out the  Mounties. Get goin', bud. Slide  down the gulch there in the  creek and beat up it. Maybe you  can overtake Pete. Anyways,  get out of range."  "You're mad!" Maitland cried   .  ���refusing to move.. "You can.t  challenge their right of way!"  "I'd rather be plugged by the  rangers than see that bunch of  ��� sure-thing gamblers herd thru  behind them. It means checking  in to a mansized outfit. Will ya  go?"  For an instant Maitland was  thinking of trying to hold him  by force, but something primal  and absolute in his decision  prevented. The police were  within yards of the turn of the  defile into the creek canyon.  "I can't wait to argue with ye  boy," said the outlaw abruptly.  "All I can say is, I'm wishing  ye a better run of luck than  you've had. The best won't be  too good.'* He wrung his partner's hand in a tight grip. Then  as remonstrance froze on Maitland's lips, he leaped oyer the  rock corral and slid down into  the trail, with both guns ready  and the red bandage gone from  his head.  The police captain halted his  troop within a few yards of the  surprising challenger, while the  crowd banked up curiously behind. "Gents," said Speed politely, "the trail's barred."  A pair of level eyes covered  him in a cool impersonal way.  "Barred till when?" There was  the merest hint of irony in ythe  velvet casualness of the officer's tone.  "Until I'm drowned where I  stand, or a pack of quitters  standin' back of ye does some  chores on it."  Inspector Drew owed his big  command to certain . gifts of  understanding which had not  been idle on his way^ from the  Skagway camp. His eyes wrinkled thoughtfully, and then  with a slow gleam of humor  he asked a surprising question.  "Would it be alright, so far  as my men are concerned, if we  fixed the- bridge?"  "By jingo, Mister," said the  outlaw blankly, "if you mean  that what it listens like, you  sure take my money. But we  couldn't leave ye do it."  "Doesn't matter," "Drew said.  "Bridges are in my line." He  dismounted and gave an order  to his men, who unlimbered  some axes and, other tools and  went down to the bridge.  ������''������   *   "*" *":��� "'���'  Speed made his partner sit  down to rest in the shadow of  a rock near the creek. Then he  returned to Fallon who stood  somberly quiet under Brent's  guard, and told the old trails-  man to lower his gun.  "You owe me a thousand dollars, Fallon," he said soberly,  when the deposed camp boss  was uncovered. Fallon drew out  a wallet and counted oyer the  amount.  "Give him his six-shooters,  Brent," said Speed. This was  done. "The trail's fixed," Speed  > explained? "and I resign all my  claim to the job of trail boss.  We're talkin' level. I don't aim  to tangle with the ranger's law  after we cross the summit. But  where we stand there ain't a  law between you and me and  the sky. We don't even know  that it's Alaskan gorund. You  got a bad arm, so I'll discard  my best gun, and we'll settle  the  feud  right  here."  "We'll settle it when FveVgot  both hands limber," said Fallon, grimly, as the train, now  in movement again, wound by.  Brent backtrailed toward Liarsville with the partners. Mainland felt weak from reaction to  the scenes of blood which the  other two had accepted so very  lightly. He was troubled in another way about Garnet's big  hauling  job.  This anxiety was relieved,  however, in an unimagined  way. When they reached the  cache they found that Garnet  was gone. A note advised that  he had left Alaska, deferring a  trip to Dawson till the following spring, when steamers will  be running up the Yukon. The  note assigned them his outfit  and the horses, free of claims.  It was windy dusk when they  emerged from the river canyon  and loked down on an astonishing apparition of canvas above  the Skagway beach. A tent city  had taken shape in their absence���a mushroom town of illuminated mushrooms, glowing  in the mist and lit by kerosene  flares that sputtered garishly iri  the wind. Through misted darkness the camp lights defined a  twisted main street whose trail  had been determined by the  campsites of the first comers.  Avoiding this, the two partners detoured aound to the less  noisy section where they had  left the unmoved part of Garnet's outfit. The spot was hard  to locate in the maze of tents,  and when they did find it there  was no sign of either the cache  or the horses.  "I'll skin the thievin' polecat  who done tihs," Speed announced iri a voice tnat carried over  a wide area. Though the neighboring tents seemed empty, a  man appeared noiselessly in answer to the chaliegne. He wore  a dark suit of studied fashion,  with the jacket collar upturned,  and a black dicer hat. "Did you  1-lose s-somethin'?" he asked.  "A team o' horses and a pack"  said Speed. "Don't get nervous  ���I' ain't specially suspectin'  you."  "Well, I seen a p-pair of horses like that yesterday. A g-guy  w-was leadin' 'em."  "Know the man?"  "I know wh-where he hangs  out. B-but I wouldn't want to  be seen  st-ste-steerin'  ye."  This helped allay the doubts  in Speed's mind. "How careless  would you get for fifty dollars?"  he asked.  ^K-ikeep me \n sight," said  their informant. "B-b-b���" Leaving the word suspended, he  moved silently away.  . The recovery of the horses  was necessary, but Maitland  wondered whether it might be  worth what they might be going into. It was the sociable  hour after dusk, when saloon  doors swung inwards, and they  followed their conductor's weaving course through the tent  .lanes without being particularly  observed. He crossed the; street  at the other end, near the beach  and stopped before a structure  that had no sign.  The stranger came out a moment later. "G-go in and ' be  having a d-drink," he said, as  -he paused for a moment beside  them. "The party you're looking f-for is liable to b-b-be���"  and he drifted silently into the  dark.  Speed frowned after him then  stepped up to the pool of light  under the swing doors and put  them brusquely aside. He nodded to Maitland and they went  in. Speed bought drinks at the  bar.  "This don't lppk like a hoss  thief's hahgoutj 'lie said absently noting the card the dealer  was turning. Gambling was the  only vulnerable point his partner had observed in his armor  of vigilance.  When some minutes passed  without a sign of the man with  the dicer hat, he poured another drink and lifted his change  off the bar. "This is interestin'  but it ain't catchin' us no horses," he said.  With the glass lifted halfway  however, a sound from outside  checked his arm. Through the  rumble of the camp and the  beach surf floated some chords  of a deep-toned guitar. The  swing doors opened and Rose  glided within them. She stood  framed for a moment between  the door beams with a charming  light-dazzled  effect.  When she saw the men at the  bar, she stopped with a look of  question and smiled slowly.  Maitland caught his breath.  Neither he nor Speed, who regard her with a brooding stare,  had guessed how beautiful she  was or how her   gypsy   grace  could be heightened by light  and .color. She was immaculate  ���which some belles of the mining camp were not. She drew  up before the outlaw with a  whimsical look. Her voice was  a rich overtone to the dreaming strings. "I heard you were  looking for horses."  "We was goin' to pay your  come-on," Speed said. "We'd  just as leave pay you and take  it out of his hide."  She smiled a little at the inflection his anger had betrayed  him into. "Lefy isn't much of a  come-on. He doesn't know the  score. Only that I asked him to  watch and let me know when  you came into camp. The horses  and outfit were rescued from a  thief' who was trying to sell 'em  for his passage out. I held them  so you wouldn't shoot up the  camp and get shot, looking for  them. And because I wanted to  be sure of meeting you m a  quiet place. That makes it very  clear, doesn't it?"  "It would be simpler for you,  maybe, if Fallon was as dead as  Owen?"  She did not answer the reference to Owen. "I'd a lot rather  it was Fallon than either ,of. you  two," she said. "We have that  much in common."  Speed looked at her gravely.  "I begin to feel sorry for this  man  Fallon.  And  him figurin'  all the time you're his friend."  "He   doesn't,"   she   returned,  in a voice that was both sombre  and tense.    "He's no fool.    He  just doesn't believe I'd play against him. I've no reason to be  .his friend. .Less than ever now."  A deeper shadow crossed   her  face, and she added. "It would  have been simpler    alright    if  you had killed him."  The restivity of the outlaw  slipped its reign. "Whatever  Fallon may be, We don't need  a woman's help, to fight him.  Do we hunt those horses or will  you say where they are and  what we owe you for all your  trouble?- Come on Bud."  "They're out in back," Rose  intervened. "Through that little door. You might live to  think better of me if you listen  to what I tell you now. When  you leave camp, go through the  lanes the way you came. Don't  follow ihe street, and specially  keep clear of the Packtrain saloon. You're on the watch for  Fallon but sometimes the danger you're not looking for is the  worst. My guesses have a way  of coming true."  Speed moved toward a door  at the rear of the tent. He pulled it open, revealing a clear  space of gravel between it and  the next enclosure. The light  fell on the pintos, held by the  man with the black hat.  "Get outo my range," Speed  growled, "before I push you all  over."  And waiting till the man had  vanished he pulled the team  into motion.  CONTINUED NEXT WEEK  Gibson's  Landing  Monuments  ��� Flowers  Funeral Director  Thomas  BEASLEY  GENERAL MERCHANT  BUS  STOP  AT THE  SPORT-FISHING  CENTER . .  .  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.  I  y  UNION  LIMITED  SECHELT,   B.. C.  RETAIL STORE  A LARGE STOCK OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE  ALWAYS AVAILABLE  * FRESH MEATS & VEGETABLES  ���  HARDWARE & DRYGOODS  0 WOMEN'S DRESSES  *  Our Prices Are Reasonable! Wednesday, October 31st, 1945,  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.��  ��� PAGE 7  I in: WORLD  BOYS  f  BAND  Gibson's Landing - Nov .15  Pender Harbonr - Nov. 16  Seebelt Pavilion - Nov. 17  ''���V  (  on Sale at Local Stores  _____  mm  hwi PAGE  8.  THE) COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. Cv  GENERAL MERCHANT  HALFMOON BAY, B. C.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Order Your  NOW!  Whipple & Tyson  WILSON CREEK,  B.  C.  r  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  + FOR BETTER  SERVICE . . . SEE  R. D. BREWIS  REAL ESTATE  OPERATOR  BOB GRAHAM  TRANSFER  ���   General Trucking:  ��� WOOD  Service   With   A  Smile!  Gibson's Landing  i  POSTAGE  *      on all  PRESCRIPTIONS  Drugs,   Toiletries  Send your prescriptions for  quick, accurate service by  mail. We pay postage costs.  All your drug store needs  can be filled here at lowest  prices. Send your next order  to���  DRUG STORE  POWELL  RIVER, B. C.  Mrs. G. Cormack  Correspondent  Miss Louise Mills, popular  clerk at The Trading Post, has  returned to her home here, and  her work, after a week's vaca-t  tion on Vancouver Island. Sb��  was the guest of her aunt and  uncle at Victoria, Mr. & Mrs. S.  Tregear, and enjoyed trips to  Butchart Gardens, Esquimalt,  Oak Bay and Mount Tolmie.  She also visited her grands  mother Mrs. C. Wooton, of Vancouver.  Mrs. V. Boggust had as her  guests last week Mr. & Mrs.  C. E. Summers, North Vancouver. Other October guests  included her daughter, Mrs. K.  Mason, who was accompanied  by her husband and two small  sons, Alan and Dale. By combining the names of her two  grandsons, Mrs. Boggust has  arrived at an interesting name  for her home here���Alandale.  Mr. and Mrs. W. Brewer are  in Vancouver, where the former is undergoing medics^  treatment.  Last week was family week  for two homes on the beach.  From West Vancouver Mr. and  Mrs. F. Higgins had their two  sons and daughters-in-law,  Mr. & Mrs. Albert Huggins and  Mr. & Mrs. William Huggins..  From Vancouver were Mr. &  Mrs. A. Read. Mr. Read is Mrs.  Huggins'  brother.  Mr. & Mrs; Thomas Turner  had their granddaughter, Miss,  Gail Turner, daughter of Mr.  & Mrs. Tom Turner Jr., Mr. &  Mrs. George Turner and Geor-  gina, and Ms. and Mrs. James  Turner.  Mrs. L. Barnott, sister of Mrs.  T. Turner, is spending a few  weeks in the city.  Another summer home here  is to become a permanent residence, that of Mr.' & Mrs. H.  Begg. The former has recently-  retired as superintendent of  the Associated IroriyFoundry of  Vaniouver, where he has been  since 1910, with the exception  of four years overseas in the  First War. Mr. Begg,. who has  already arrived here, is an ardent fisherman and in the fishing season he can be seen in  his boat, the Hilda May. Mrs.  Begg is expected about November 3rd.  Miss Esther  Lamport  Weds in Pretty Rites  At Vancouver  AUDET���LAMPORT v ,  A wedding of great interest  to Squamish and the Howe  Sound District took place in  "bur Lady of Sorrows" Church  in Vancouver, B.C., at 10 a.m.,  October 13, when Esther,  youngest daughter of Mr. and  Mrs. C. E. Lamport, pioneers  of this district, exchanged marriage vows with Jerry Audet,  second son of Mr. and Mrs. S.  Audet, of Port Moody, B.C., recently discharged from the*  RCAF.  The bride was attired in a  dressmaker suit of leaf green  topped with a tiny hat of variegated green feathers, swathed  in green tulle veiling. She wore  a wedding ring, almost a century old, belonging to her  great-grandmother. Her corsage was white gardenias encircled with red and pink roses.  The matron of honor, Mrs.  Frances Pierce, sister of the  bride wore a fur-trimmed suit  of gold, with brown accessories,  Her hat was a picturesque twin-  bird model with brown veil  trim.   Her corsage was a spray  Wednesday, October 3lst, 1945  truly���" .     ���  The   landlord   is  not   trying  again.  By  ERNEST   WALKER  One of the grand old men of  British Columbia waters, and  the grandest old man of the  Columbia Coast Mission, Rev.  Dr. John Antle, is celebrating  his 80th birthday at Rock Bay  Thursday.  Founder of the most notable  Christian frontier missions  which has grown from one little open sailboat to a fleet of  three ships and three hospitals,  Dr. Antle is a man who dreamed  dreams, and lived to see them  realized. ���:   * >.  It was in June, 1904, while  he was rector of Holy Trinity  Church, Vancouver, that he received reports of the conditions  under which men, women and  children lived in and around  the rocky fastness of the British  Columbia coast.  LACKED  AMENITIES  So he set sail in the Laver-  rock and made a visit of investigation along the northeast  coast of Vancouver Island and  adjacent islands.  He   found    conditions   there  which were quickly leading to  the  brutalizing of  fine   people  because they were lacking some  ��� of the finer things of life.  He found accidents were happening there in lumber camps  and settlements,   suuplemented  by sickness and suffering.  MEDICAL HELP DELAYED  The nearest place where surgical and medical attention  could be had was at Vancouver, arid it often happened that  many hours, sometimes days,  would elapse before help could  be, obtained.  Rev. Antle's conclusions were  that something should be done  to develop religious education  and establish a circulating  library by means of which  healthy literature could be supplied.  In short, the people needed  a minister there ,and not a  preacher. He was going to deal  with men: men who lived hard  lives in the clean air, but on nay  dav gave themselves to riotous  living. They soent heedlessly,  and wasted their substance.  The young, reserved, imag-  native rector said to a friend.  'There's no use preaching  against this thing. I'm going  to build a ship and show these  fellows     there     is     something  of bronze mums and roses.  The groom was. supported by  Grant Lee of the RCAF.  Mr. and Mrs. C. Audet served  a buffet supper to a large number of friends and relatives at"  their home in Port Moody.  Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Lamport,  parents of the bride, entertained  125 guests at a reception in the  IOOF hall in Vancouvr. The  hall was decorated with pink  and white streamers and white  wedding bells.  The happy couple left for a  short honeymoon at Alta Lake,  B.C., and will make their home-  at Port Moody upon  their return.  FERRY NEWS  Two Round Trips Daily  Lv. Gibson's Landing at  7.55 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.  Lv.   Fisherman's   Cove  at 9.10 a.m. and 5.10 p.m.  Objections to  this  timetable  may be filed with  Public  Utilities' Commission,  Victoria, B. C.  worth living for besides whisky."  BUILT SMALL SHIP  He built his small ship, the  Columbia. He made himself  the captain, took aboard a surgeon, loaded on supples, and  set sail through the Straits of  Georgia to the north.  As Grenfell was to the bleak  shores of the Atlantic, so Antle  became another Grenfell to the  shores of the Pacific. Grenfell  of Labrador and Antle of British Columbia are world-known  names. ,  HARD LIFE  It was a hard and testing  life . for him . He, too, knew  discouragement, but never failure. It was not a romantic life,  as romance is counted these  days. He knew what it was to  peer over the wheel on a.bitter night, driving into the pitch  of a Pacific blizzard, on an errand of mercy.  He knew what it was; to  shoulder half the weight sof a  wounded lumberjack down the  tricky slopes, of a mountain  forest. The story is told that  at- one time he was holding a  meeting with a handful of loggers, m the cabin of the Columbia.  As he opened his Bible a cry  came from shore than a man  was desperately hurt in a camp  along the Straits. .,,..,'.  BEST SERMON  Antle's clerical robes were  off in a twinkling; the ropes  were cast from the pier, the engine throbbed, and the boat was  away. As Captain Antle gripped the wheel with the certainty of an old hand, a bearded  logger, as he stepped off the  boat said. "That was the best  sermon I ever heard in my  life." ������"-.  Haopy returns to Capt. Antle. As Rbbsbn Black said: "He  came; in boyhood from the sea  'and to the sek.hehas returned.  At 12 years he could "box the  ^ omoass" and sail a Newfoundland yawl out of sight of his  carjtain-father."  Not so many years ago he  sailed his own vessel out across  the Atlantic.from England. Today he has stenped down from  the bridge, but he is still on  deck and the old weather eye  is always open.  LAWYERS' BRIEF  The landlord of offices tenanted by a firm of Scots lawyers whose lease was about to  expire wrote to ask whether  they were going to continue in  operation. Their reply was:  "Dear Sir: We are, Yours"  truly���"  Not appreciating this effort  in economy of words and paper,5 he wrote again to demand  whether or riot it was their intention to remain. The answer  was: y  "Dear Sir: We remain, Yours,  Tsawcosne Garage  WILSON CREEK, B.  C.  ARE YOUR  8  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  MURDOCH  Marine Supply  ��� FRESH   MEATS  ������'.  * HARDWARE  ��� SHELL OIL  ��� FISH CAMP  Pender Harbour  WAKEFIELD    INN  Until further notice the  Inn will be open from  2 P.Ml To 6 P.M.  7 P. M. To 11 P.M.  COFFEE SHOP  Across the road from Inn  I  Garden  Bay Cafe  y   ���    ���  SANDWICHES  SHORT ORDERS  DINNERS  WEEKDAYS:���  11 A.M to 12 midnite  SUNDAYS:���  11 A.M. to 5 P.M.  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