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 VICTORIA.  /  Float construction  underway at  adeira Park  Construction of the new float  and approach at Madeira Park  is under way. This Jloat had  been promised for several years  but it is only recently that any  action has been definitely taken  on this project. The sum of $2,-  800 has been set aside for this  much needed landing. William  Scoulder is foreman in charge  of the work. There will be a 90  ft. by 10 ft. approach, 36ft. by  4 ft. gangway and a 30 ft. by 40  ft. float. Work was held up for  awhile for the want of material.  FEARSiTELT  Some anxiety was felt here  oyer the safety of William Pearson, Government Telegraph  lineman who left home Thursday morning to inspect .the telephone lines in his territory. Several days went by without any  word of him. It was thought at  first -that he had been caught  in the recent storm and sought  shelter in some isolated bay or  had trouble with his boat. A  search party of fishermen went  put to look for him and also the  provincial police boat joined  the search.  No trace of him could be  found. It has been learned since  then that re was in the bend of  Cocburn Bay and couldn't be  seen from the outside. He ran  into some difficulties in repairing the wires and did not want  to leave until they were fixed.  He returned home in the fnorn-  ing of Tuesday, 12th, and none  the worse for his five day absence.  Serving  a   Progressive   &   Growing  Area  on  B.  C.'s  Southern  Coast  Covers   Sechelt,   Gibson's    Landing.  Port   Mellon,   "Woodfibre,   Squamish  Irvine's   Landing,  Half Moon Bay  Hardy   Island; Pender Harbour  Wilson   Creek,    Roberts    Creek  Grantham's   Landing.    Egmont.  Hopkin's    Landing,     Brackendale  Gheekeye,  etc.   ,  v  i.  I FUBXiZSECSD BY THE   COAST HEWS,   X.IMITED  \Business OffIce:, Hq#f Moon Bay, B. C.      .rational Advertising Office: Powell River, B.  C.  HALFMOON BA3TTB. C.       Friday, February 15, 1946     5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  Vol. 1 ��� No. 24  Lang's Drug Owner  BEN LANG, owner and manager of Lang's  Drug Store at Gibson's Landing, comes  to the district with a long record of  experience and integrity behind him. He  has served ten years with various pharmacies in Vancouver, six of them with  the Owl Drug Company and four with a  dispensary service catering to St. Vincent's Hospital.  He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. W. H.  Lang of Grantham's Landing  F. COBBAERTS GIFT  New boat for  Hardy island  The motor cruiser "Mark" will  become one of a fleet meeting  "Lady Cynthia" every Tuesday  for mail, freight and passengers  following purchase from Neil  MacLeod of Pender Harbor by  Lome Maynard of Hardy island.  These contact ships . are a  feature almost peculiar/to the  B.C. coast in the way; that a  main steamer makes major ports  of calls on an extensive "run, and  will meet some half-dozen privately owned boats serving  small communities of a dozen or  so families tucked into the alcoves of our rnuch indented  coast.  uamish trade board  ISO AD conditions, sidewalk improvements and need for  further work in straigntening Squamish River all came  under heavy discussion at the regular meeting of Squamish  Board of Trade held Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the dining room  of the PjG.E. hall. Other topics of current interest were  also    covered    during   the    ��� . y      ���     ���  meeting.       ���  y Straightening of the river was  / discussed in detail during the  meeting, and after preliminary;  reports had been made by in-  'terested members, general feel-;  ihg indicated that work in this  regard should be started very  soon. It is some time since any  work of this nature had been  done locally..,  Fpllowmg discussion on a  suitable recognition of returning servicemen io the Squamish  area, a committee was appointed .  to arrange for a community welcome program for some date in  the near future.  ROAD  CONDITIONS  Condition of the roads came  under severe criticism during  reports and comments by various members of the board, and  a request was forwarded to the1  government calling for oiling of  the roads in the area earlier this  year than in the past. It was  felt that piling of the roads loses  a great deal of its possible good  through being left until so late  in the summer, and since the  money is being spent anyway,  the greatest possible use should  be made of it. Further gravelling work will also be asked  for.  SIDEWALK URGED  A request is to be made to  the government to have a sidewalk put in at government expense around the much-used  Wilson's Crescent block. It was  pointed out that although the  district could not support an  elaborae sidewalk scheme, it had  developed to the stage where  Wilson's Crescent should be attended to.  Schoolfflm  is  CO  The schob project on the film,  "Hot on the Spot", in, which  children of the schools from  Gibson's Landing to. Halfmoon  Bay competed, was completed  February 7th.  During January, the children  viewed the film, which instructed them in the making of a  small portable lunch kit in  which they could take a hot  meal to school.  Harold Box, N.F.B.,y field representative, judged the entries  submitted and presented prizes  to the following winners: Joyce  Miller and Bob Nygren, Gibson's  Landing; Josie Oldershaw, El-  phenstone Bay; Marjorie Jackson, Sechelt; Grace Spencer,  Halfmoon Bay.  Women's group  donate cup for  badminton  Women's institute of Squamish have donated a final tournament badminton cup to the  net artists in that area, it was  revealed at the mis-season  tournament of the Junior club.  Closing tournament of the  year will be held in the late  spring, in the P.G.E. hall.  SquamisB f oik in  near disaster  Storms, which lashed the  Pacific coast from Alaska to  Oregon some two weeks ago,  were responsible for grave fears  of passengers aboard the 30-  foot gas launch Anithea of  Squamish. Caught in heavy  seas, the launch drifted helplessly off Bowyer Island, Howe  Sound until distress signals  were intercepted by the Union  Coastal S. S. Capilano, Capt. W.  L. Yates.  EN ROUTE TO FUNERAL  - Aboard the Anithea were  Constable and Mrs. W. L. Cottingham, John Drinka, Mr., and  Mrs. N. H. Marks, A. E.yBurnett  arid A. Phillips, all*of Squamish.  They were going to Vancouver  for ythe funeral of William W.  GJoie^bf Squamish, B.C.  m  CREDIT UNION  Powell River Credit Union  holds their annual meeting Friday Feb. 15 in the Dwight Hall,  stated an announcement in the  Powell River News this week.  Coast hospital Will get  Waco air ambulance  ST. MARY'S hospital in Garden Bay is to receive the use  of an amphibian "Waco" plane which will be converted  into an air ambulance for the use of logging camps and  isolated communities along the coast adjacent to Pender  Harbor.  ~ ���        The plane is the gift of  Frank Cobbaert of the Nemei  Logging Company in Jervis  Inlet.  It is expected that Dr. Leo  Friesen, who is in charge of the  hospital, will be pilot of the new  plane on its emergency flights.  A small type of aircraft, the  plane is notable for its ease of  handling, and in an emergency  can land on a roadway. With  only 700 hours of service, the  aircraft is at present in Vancouver, undergoing alterations.  Auxiliary equipment will permit the craft to land on land,  water or snow. Wheels, skis or  pontoons are readily attachable.  Although full description of  plane, powre and equipment is  not yet available, it is understood that take-off speed of the  craft is 50 miles per hour.    *  Marchant home  destroyed by fire  Fire completely destroyed the  home of Mr. and Mrs. C. Mar-  chant of Squamish last week  about 9:30 in the evening. Mrs.  Marchant, who was ill abed with  flu, was awakened by the  smoke, and sent nine year old  Leanard, (her oldest son) to the  neighbours for help.  Awaiting . help, Mrs. Marchant removed Edith, aged 5,  and a baby safely to the outdoors, though only escaping in  nightclothes. j  Mr. Marchant had been.?o-  tending a meeting at the time  of the tragedy.  Cause of the fire is unknown,  but evidence showed it had been  raging a full half-hour before  discovery. Despite efforts of the  volunteer fire-brigade which  responded immediately upon  call, the house and equipment  was a total loss, y^o ihsurance  P.G.E. employees  *w*#$  HOLIDAY IN CALIFORNIA  Mr. and Mrs. Jack Edwards  of Brackendale are enjoying a  holiday with their* daughter  Grace in sunny Oakland, California.  INTERESTING FILMS  Number of films shown  from Howe Sound-Sechelt  THE SECOND month of showing on the N.F.B. Howe  Sound-Sechelt Peninsula circuit was finished on February 9 at Garden Bay. Harold Box, N.F.B. field representative, reported increased interest and enthusiastic  reception for the educational film program of the Board.  The  program  was  inter-     ���      - ���  esting and catered to a vari-   they produced their canvasses.  ety  of interests.   The following films were shown:  Water���Friend or Enemy?������  Walt-Disney production in color.  Disney, using his cartoon technique, shows in the flim how  to safeguard your water supply.  The film deals with methods of  adequately protecting your well  or spring from contamination.  This was followed by "Holland  Days",, a cartoon in black and  white, which delighted young  and old. The next film was  "Toscanini", in which the noted  conductor of the N.B.C. symphony orchestra, Jan Peerce of  ' the Metropolitan Opera Company and the Westminster College choir presented Verdi's  'JHymn 'to the Nations". The  film was a musical treat and  graphically depicted how N.B.C.  in New York puts the program  on the air.  CANADIAN ARTISTS  "Painters of Quebec", NF.B.  production in color dealt with  contemporary Canadian artists  and their work and showed how  This film was well liked and received high praise from all  audiences.  "Our Northern Neighbors",  N.F.B. "World In Action" production, dealt with the historical background of the U.S.S.R.  and proved interesting. Information on this new power in international politics was presented in pictorial form. The film  delves into the background of  this nation and attempts to  portray the trends they will take  in our post-war world.  In the discussion period that  followed the films one audience  member suggested "the film has  given me an understanding of  the U.S.S.R. that no newspaper  has ever done and as a citizen  of Canada it has helped my  thinking in this regard���we will  have to live with them in the  post war world and I feel the  film is a distinct contribution in  clarifying a better understanding between our country and  theirs." A. S. Trueman of Gibson's Landing, was discussion  chairman.  in Squamish hall  The annual meeting of the  P.G.E. Employees' Association  was held in the P.G.E. hall  January 26, 1946, to elect new  officers for the coming year and  discuss matters relating to upkeep of the hall and future entertainments.  Mr. J. H. Heilger from the  P.G.E. Vancouver officer, attended the meeting for Mr. W.  H. Toby, general manager. Mr.  Toby was nominated honorary  president of the association. Mr.  J. A. Quick, superintendent, and  Mr. B. E. Valde, chief engineer,  honorary vice-presidents. Last  year's president, Mr. J. Harley,  was returned to office. Mr. R.  Stockman is new vice-president  and Mr. L. J. Budgell, secretary-  treasurer. The executive nominated are as follows: Mr. K.  Watson, Mr. J. E. Aldridge, Mr.  D. C. Kirkwood. Mr. A. Fraser,  Mr. J. Frost, Mr. T. Clarke,  Mr. J. Fostor, Mr. S. Mills and  Mr. R. Black.  After the business on hand  was completed a stag was held  for the members, refreshments  music and cards being enjoyed  by all.  Safety pin removed  from stomach of  Royal Maynard  An open safety pin was sue- .  cessfully removed from the stomach of two year old Royal;  Maynard, son of Mr. and Mrs.  L. E. Maynard of Hardy Island,  in a delicate operation at St.  Mary's Hospital in Pender Harbour.  The lad and his mother, who  rhave been visiting the hospital  for the past month, are expected  home next week. PAGE 2  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Friday, February 15, 1946  tEhe (Boast Meuis  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  A-l condition logging donkey  equipped with 150 horse Hercules motor. Included: lines,  new blocks, rigging. Cook,  Volen and Company, Ltd., Gibson's Landing. 25  FOR SALE  $60 cash���New DeLuxe Chesterfield bed, maroon color. Mrs.  Wm. Meredith, Roberts Creek.  26  FOR SALE  1946 Marconi radios. See and  hear   them   today   at Tommy  Thomas',    authorized Marconi  Sales    and     Service, Madeira  Park, Pender Harbor. 32  FOR SALE  125 h.p. Cylde yarder, 4  drums, 3 speed, air change, roller bearing drums, Waukesha  powered. Working now at Salmon Bay, Toba Inlet. Lines optional, main drum 1,500 feet,  1%". H.B. drum, 3,000 feet, %".  Make offers to Burns & Jackson,  Wilson Creek.  WEDDING   STATIONERY  Engraved or standard wedding invitations, announcements. Also wedding cake  boxes, complete with cards, 95c  dozen. The Coast News, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  FASTER   RELIEF  From ACID DIGESTION,  HEARTBURN. BISMA-REX,  75c and $1.75. Lang's Drug  Store, Gibson's Landing, B.C.  RAWLEIGH'S  GOOD   HEALTH   PRODUCTS  F. LaSeite, Dealer  Every product is guaranteed  to give complete satisfaction or  no sale.  SHOP BY MAIL���YOUR  PURCHASE WILL BE MAILED  POSTPAID  Write Box 553, Powell River.  tf  CONNOR NU-WAY HAND  WASHERS $36, IN STOCK���  Pender Harbour Traders Ltd.  Madiera Park, Pender Harbour.  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.  Coast News subscriptions ���  $2.50 per year. See your community correspondent.  FOR  SALE  Treadel model Singer Sewing  machine, $50. Mrs. W. D. Gilbert,  Selma  Park,  Sechelt.  PICTURE   FRAMING  Send your enlargements, photos, certificates to us for expert  framing at low cost. Pricies before job is done, if you wish.  Cranberry Hardware, .Powell  River, B.C.  "        KEYS TO ORDER���  All kinds of keys made to  order. Send sample you wish  duplicated. Muir's Hardware,  at Powell River (Westview) B.C.  MARINE   REPAIRS  We are specialists in general  repairs, electric and acetylene  welding. Westview Machine  Shop,  Westview, B.C.  Order your receipt books,  business forms and job printing from the Coast News. Notices and circulars  a specialty.  LEGAL  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS  One  Classroom  Gibson's Landing, B.C.  .  Sealed    tenders,    endorsed  "Tenders  for   Classroom,   Gibson's Landing, B.C.," will be received by the Secretary of Board  of  Trustees^ Gibson's  Landing,  B.C., for the erection and completion by August 31,  1946,  of  a classroom, an addition to-the  School Gymnasium.  Copies of plans and specifications can be obtained from* the  Secretary on payment fo a deposit of ten dollars ($10.00),  which will be refunded on return of the plans, .etc., in good  condition.  Each tender must be accompanied by an accepted bank  cheque on a chartered bank of  Canada, made payable to the  Board of School Trustees, Gibson's Landing, B.C., for five per  cent (5 %) of the amount of the  tender, which shall.be forfeited  if the party tendering decline  to enter into contract when  called upon to do so.  Tenders must be in the hands  of the Secretary at or before  12 noon on Thursday,. February  28, 1946.  Lowest or any tender not  necessarily accepted.  Mrs. Anne Burns,  . Secretary.  Howe Sound United  School Board,  Gibson's Landing, B.C.  from  Powell Stores Ltd.  Powell River, B. C.  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  (First and explanatory article in  a new series for Coast News  Readers)  * * * *  Many centuries ago in Babylon there lived a wealthy merchant named Kadmar. This  merchant was respected and admired by all who knew him.  In the market place where  crowds gathered to do their  buying the people would remark, "It is not the riches of  Kadmar that command our respect. It is the example of right  living which he has set before  us which gladdens our hearts  and brings true happiness to all  who follow his way."  One day Kadmar decided to  have a huge Sun Temple built  in memory of his dearly beloved  wife.  Notices were displayed in  the  market   place   asking   for  contractors for the building of  this   wonderful   memorial.    A  contractor from another city approached Kadmar and said, "Let  me build the Sun Temple for  you, Kadmar. I can supply both  good men and good, material."  "This   temple,"  replied  Kadmar, "must be the finest in the  land.  The pillars must be made  of the best pink marble obtainable.    It   must   always   remain  as a service to the people and  a memorial to my wife.   Business calls  me  away  for many  moons, but I shall rely upon you  to   do   this   work   while   I   am  gone, and to have it completed  upon my return."  Kadmar gave the contractor  all the money required for the  work in advance, and left hirn,  to build the great temple. The  contractor was very pleased to  receive so much money, but decided that he could have still  more if he paid his men lower  If 8 Fun  ENJOY THESE  Win a free show!  1. Read the @oast News ad-  Briefs  on this  page  and  select one full line (not just  part of a line) from three or  more separate Ad-B r i e f s.  Combine these lines into one  laffable paragraph like the  one below.  2. Clip   out   the   ads   from  which each line is taken  and paste on a sheet of paper  with your name and the completed Chuckle-Ad.  3. Mail   or   send   it   to   the  Coast News at Halfmoon  Bay, or c/o your local correspondent.  4. If  the   winning   Chuckle-  Ad is accompanied by an  order for a regular Ad-Brief,  prize will be doubled.  Costs Nothing to Enter   j  | FOR SALE  Gower Point���pleasant 4-  $2.50 per year. See your corn-  to give complete satisfaction  or  etc.    E.   Pearson,   Halfmoon  Bay.  (Sample)  wages, and purchased an inferior grade of marble for the pillars.  When the Sun Temple was  erected, the contractor became  afraid that Kadmar would notice the cheap marble used, and  he ordered his men to cover all  the pillars with a pink wax to  hide the many flaws.  Upon his return Kadmar looked at the temple and was very  pleased. He gave the contractor extra money and thanked  him for his work. "It is good to  know," said Kadmar, "that one  can trust others. This beautiful Sun Temple will also remind the people what a marvelous builder you are, and they  will come to you whenever they  want fine work done."  The contractor hurriedly left  the city, but within him was a  feeling of disappointment and  shame, for he knew that he had  betrayed the trust of. Kadmar.  To console himself he would  say, "So long as Kadmar is  pleased, why should I trouble?  The deed is done. He will never  know  the difference."  But Kadmar discovered the  trick that had been played upon  him. The cold of the nights and  the heat of the days soon took  effect on the temple, causing  the wax to melt and break away  from the crevices in the pillars,  thus exposing the treachery of  the contractor.    '  Again Kadmar asked for a  contractor to tear down and rebuild the Sun Temple. This time  another man came to Kadmar  and said, "Give me the job. You  most certainly can trust me."  "Perhaps what you say is  true," replied Kadmar, "but I  once depended ujsdn one whose  words and actions were false.  Therefore, I have made a parchment with the full details of the  building of the Sun Temple on  it. You may have the contract  for this work if you will sign  your name after the word sincere (meaning without wax)."  The man signed the parchment, and built the Sun Temple  which was the pride of the city  and lasted for centuries.  How many of us, when writing or using the word 'sincerely' are doing it without wax?  During the month of January,  1945, eight out of ten newborn  babies in Netherlands died from  starvation.  Beaver Returns  %  Your Ad-Briefs in  THE  Coast News  Here is the new Canadian Pacific  Railway Company crest on which  the beaver, symbolic of the Dominion which the Confederation Line  has served so long, re-appears  after a 17-year absence. The  change in the company's trademark for use in all departments  in this country and abroad was  announced by D. C. Coleman, the  chairman and president.  Mrs. O.  Dubois, Correspondent  NEW HOME  Frankie Lee and family are  building a new residence on  property close to Madeira Park  and are progressing vrey nicely.  BAD KNEE  Ivy Edmond, young girl clerk  at McLeod's store, is away from  work with an infected knee.  She is missed very much by her.  fellow employees and her many  friends, who I know, all wish  her a speedy recovery.  RETURNS HOME  Margaret (Peggy) Sundquist  recently returned home after  spending a very enjoyable week  here with her close friends, Mr.  and Mrs. Roy West and family.  EGMONT VISITORS  Mr.   and   Mrs.   Harold   Wray  were the overnight guests here .  of Mr and Mrs. Oliver Dubois, A  Friday, going back to their home  again in Egmont on Saturday.  iilll!-i!lll_lll!l-illll_ill!l_iilll_i!lll_iill!_i!IIHIIU_ill!l_i  Up To Date  ervice  to meet your needs.  LANG'S  DRUG STORE  GIBSON'S LANDING  . Orders by mail or bus  filled promptly.  Vitamins, Winter Tonics,  Hot Water Bottles, Rexall  Nose Drops, Rexall  Bronchial Syrup  City Service - City Prices  .  HIIHIIII-IIIIHIIIIHiliniHJllHJMIIIHIJItailllB"  Wally Graham  Funeral Directors  Gibson's Landing  * i f  Caskets and Service  to suit family wishes.  Wm. McFADDEN  Optometrist  510  West   Hastings  Street  VANCOUVER  ���  at Gibson's  Landing  EACH  Friday. and Saturday  Eyes Examined and Glasses  *   . Fitted.  Social Credit  Literature  and Meetings  t ...      .,  Write  c/o 1005 Holden Bldg.,  Vancouver, B. C. Friday, February 15, 1946  A new Serial Story  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  PAGE 3  by Bubrey Boyd  I  SYNOPSIS:  Speed   Malone,   hardened  gambler, and Ed Maitland, son  of   a  seafaring  New   England  family,   were   patrners   in   the  Yukon gold rush of '97.   They  met on the trip north in a crowd  that included Frenchy, the fisherman, Lucky Rose, the beautiful girl who  took a fancy to  Maitland; Fallon, leader of the  miners, who resented Rose's interest in Maitland; Brent, old-  time   prospector;   Garnet,   who  gave  Maitland  and  Speed  his  outfit  when  he  quit the trail,  and Pete and his drunken partner, Owens, who was drowned  after a brawl.   Pete turned out  to be a girl in disguise.   Speed  killed   a   man   at   Skagway���a  cheat manager of a shell game  ���and months later was arrest--  ed and put in jail for his murder.   He got out, but while he  waited for Lefty,  who  offered  to help him* to get back the mail  he  had  been  carrying for the  Mounties    at   Bennett ��� where  Drew   and  Cathcart  were  stationed���he was captured by his  enemy   Fallon.    But   Maitland  and Pete rescued him as Fallon  was about to lynch him.   They  made their camp at Bennett���  Pete   and   Maitland   with   the  horses, by one route, Speed by  another.   Led by the lead dog,  Rusty, they found Dalton's deserted cabin.  The second morning, Dalton staggered in mortally wounded���and died before he  could tell Pete where the claim  was. . . . Two Mounties arrest  Speed   and   Maitland   for   the  murder (of which they are innocent)' of  a  Siwash  on Lake  Lebarge.  Garnet defended them  at their trial.   Cathcart said he  had^Iorig ^thought '���the '*mystery  ious Siwash was a blind for a  white   prospector  who   wanted  to keep his gold discoveries to  himself, and the finding of the  dead Siwash and the dying Dalton proved this point  Now go on with the story.  keep clear of  The wind  f.  "Had you ever seen the defendants   before   they   arrived  <\ in Skagway?" Garnet asked.  "No, sir."  "What was Owens' relation to  you?"  *I suppose you would call him  my foster father. I was raised  at his ranch."  "Did he ever speak to you of  your real father?"  "Only once. He spoke then as  if Dalton were my father. Or  anyway some near kin of mine."  "What did you do after Owens  died?"  "I went over the pass to find  Dalton and warn him. I sold a  gold-mounted gun and some  things I had for grub, and rode  down the lakes looking for him.  I didn't find anyone waiting,  and didn't have much to go on,  not even knowing what Dalton  looked like. When the cold  came, I met a rafting outfit who  camped to cut timber a little  way up the Teslin, and they  gave me a job cooking for them  through the winter."  'Why did you leave them?"  Garnet prompted .  "It was only a week or two  before the break-up. I hadn't  heard anything of Dalton, and  was wondering what to do.  "That night I^woke up hearin'  a voice close to my bunk, on the  other side of the tent wall. The  voice was shouting to me above  the noise of the storm, but it  sounded like, 'If you're Pete, get  out of the North, and get quick! ,  You're in danger. I'm in a  tough fix . .. can't take you  down river.    For God's   sake,  shrieked and the voice died  away. I wasn't sure of what it  said at the last.  "Soon after that, one of Fallon's men happened by the camp  and saw me." I knowed Fallon  was lookin' for me, and felt that  this was what the warning  meant. I saddled the mare and  started for the coast.  "It was a heavy, cold trail.  The going was easier on the  level snow of Lake Lebarge,  but Chiquita and I were both  tired by then, and there's more  than a day I'm not clear about.  All the time I had a feeling of  being followed or shadowed by  someone or something.  "Then���I kind of lost count.  I think I was in a river canyon  when the storm broke. Three  were wild voices iri it like  wolves. I must have pulled the  mare out of it and into the open  when the storm struck. Then  next thing I know I was in Mr.  Maitland's cabin. The dog led  him to where I'd fallen in the  snow.  ��  "Did you tell Maitland why  you were making for Skagday  in that weather?"  "No, sir."  "Why didn't you, Pete?"  "He and Speed had had a  quarrel with Fallon before, and  I didn't want to make it worse  because of me. Or to mix them  up in any trouble about Dalton either."  "During your stay at the  cabin, did Maitland ask you any  questions about Owens or Dalton, or his gold secret?"  "No, sir.  Anything I told him  was of my own accord."  ."pidyouyf^ai safe there?" ���..  "������'?$ felt "as safe; as if I was in���  God's pocket."  The courtroom smiled a little  at this homely but expressive  miner's phrase,  Pete then told what had happened up to the arrest of the  a.@eused men in Dalton's camp.  (<I will ask you one more  question," said Wade, in the  deep silence that followed. "Do  you love the defendant, Maitland?"  Pete's gray eyes were shadowed. She bit her lips as' she had  done that day when she recovered from the throes of cold.  Two big tears rolled down her  cheeks. "I have told the truth,"  she murmured.  "I think, Your Honor," said  Wade, "that the question has  been sufficiently answered."  *    *    *  Next morning, when the court  re-opened, Garnet produced an  unexpected witness. He looked  toward the rear of the courtroom and said,  "Rose Valery."  At the name, Fallon came upright in his chair, startled out of  of the detachment. He turned  his head in frowning unbelief.  But he was unnoticed by the  courtroom as Rose approached  the stand. Though the river had  carried many rumors of her  beauty, this was her first appearance iri Dawson.  Indifferent to the crowd's  stare, she looked at the accused  men and then at Pete, with  some inward, unreadable  thought. Her dark eyes showed  a glitter of fire when they crossed with Fallon's, who slouched  was being sworn,  back now, carelessly, while she  . "Miss Valery," said Garnet,  "where were you born?"  *T don't know," Rose answered. Her low voice had the  quality of plucked harp strings.  "Where were you cared for as  a child?"  "In the convent school at  Notre Dame at the Mission  Dolores in San Francisco. I was  taught music and singing at the  convent," Rose ventured, "until  I was 15, but I was restless, and  ' discipline only made me unhappy. I decided to run away,  and did, and so became a professional singer.  "I had a plan of reaching the  gold country. A little after dark  I climbed over the the convent  wall at a place where a sloping  barn roof touched it. I got on  a street car at Guerrero Street.  As I hadn't any carfare the conductor put me off at the second  stop, two blocks below.  "A boy was singing in a high  soprano voice in front of an  open-air bootblack stand next  the saloon, where the sports  were getting shined up for the  evening.  "It surprised me to see the  men at the shoe-stand throw  him money���even one half-  dollar /piece���for what wasn't  really a good song, or very  good singing, except for being  strong and clear. While he  gathered up the coins, I sang the  refrain of the song: The boy  was angry, but the men encouraged me, and we tried to  sing each other down. As it was  easier to chord with him, I sang  alto, and our duet stopped the  shoe-shining. When we finished, the men gave me a handful  of silver; one of them handed  me a dollar piece.  "I divided what I got with the  boy, and then he wanted us to  throw in together and play the  corner, but I said I was going  to Nevada to-sing in the gold  camps.  y"They boy ygqt;; excited :and  wanted to go. While we were  talking it over, a shadow fell  between us from the street  lamp, and I found that the man  who'd given me the dollar was  standing there listening.  "'So you're headin' for Nevada?' he asked.  "When I agreed we ,were, he  said he knew all about the country; had been there not so long  before and brought out a heap  of gold, and he was going again,  so he could give us a steer and  see that we were treated right.  "On the car going downtown,  he said something to the boy I  couldn't hear, and gave him a  gold coin. The boy got off, telling me he was going to buy  'some things and would meet us  later. '  "I wasn't so sure about the  man's looks. He was big, rather  handsome, and sunburned. He  ing, and he got me a room at  said we couldn't start till morn-  a hotel near the Baldwin. He  told me he wasn't going to Nevada. He didn't need to, and  didn't want to."  "I was angry and disgusted.  While he was sleeping. I got  out. I still had some of the  small change I'd sung for, and  soonfound that money was easy  to earn that way  "I bought a guitar and some  clothes, and paid my own way  to Nevada. One night I was  playing a camp casino in Gol-  conda when a woman who was  drinking with a fuddled miner  called me to their table to sing  for them. She was half-drunk  herself. Her face must have  been beautiful once.  CONTINUED NEXT WEEK  The Concerto in E Minor is  the later of two concertos written by Chopin. The music  throughout is infused with a romantic and haunting charm.  SELSwIA PARK  MRS. W. D. GILBERT  Correspondent  Mr. and Mrs. Stan Forbes and  baby daughter Susan are leaving in the middle of the month  for Toba  Inlet, where  "Pinky"  will   work   as   a   surveyor   at  Burns and Jackson's camp.  A New Year's visitor from  the prairies was Mr. Oliver, father of Mr. Frank Oliver who  travelled from Edmonton to  spend two weeks with his son  and his family.  Baby Cheryl Lynn, newest  arrival in the family of Mr. and  Mrs. W. L. Billingsley, arrived  home with her mother from  Pender Harbour hospital last  Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs.. W. Morris and  young son, Wayne, have left  Selma Park to take up permanent residence in Zebalos, where  Mr. Morris was employed before going overseas with the  army. Mrs. Morris is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lemieux of  Selma Park.  Mrs. Graham Collinson with  her two small sons, Alfred and  Bobby, has gone to Vancouver  where they expect to remain for  a month or two.  Mr. and Mrs. F. Mills, the  former, the new lineman for  this district, after residing in  Selma Park for a short time  have now moved to Seche.lt.  Mr. F. Frewin left on Sunday  for a two weeks visit to Vancouver.  Pulling rabbits out of hats is  child's play to Mr, Howell of  Selma Park who left Gibson's  Landing with four rabbits obtained in the orthdox manner,  arrived home, waved his wand,  ' murmured "hocus pocus"���and  pulled twelve out of - the bags.*  Mr. and Mrs. R. E, Bissonette  announce the arrival of a baby  son born in Vancouver en February 4, Mr. Bisspnetti is ths  teacher of grades 4 to 7 at Sechelt school.  Mrs. L. B. Gordon who lives  with her daughter and son-in-  law, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence  Thompson of Selma Parle is  spending a month in Vancouver.  John Batchelor, youngest son  of Mr. and Mrs. J. Batchelor of  Selma Park was home for the  week-end of Feb. 5. John is now  working as a carpenter's assistant in Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. Al Gibbons who  have been living in a beach cottage at Selma Park for the past  few months have left to take up  residence    in    Chilliwack.    Mr.  Gibbons   is   a   brother  of  Mrs.  Ken Wood of Slma Park.  Mr.   and   Mrs.  Lester  Young  and family are spending a week  in Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. Lester Young  and family are spending a week  in Vancouver.  Don't  lose   touch  The Coast News.  read  HISTORY  REPEATS  ITSELF I  Do you know that women's  styles run in cycles? Be-  feathered hats were the vogue  in the gay nineties, and in  1946 they are a fashion first  again. The hat above, which  appeared in EATON'S Spring  and Summer Catalogue of  1894, compares in style to the  smaller editions on display in,  our millinery department today. But whether it's 1894 or  1946, people in Western Can*  ada know that the NEW ��$$��$  always appear ifi ��AT��N'��  catalogues-.'  ��T. EATON C��  um*9  EATON'S  EXPERT  RADIO   REPAIRS  Special dept. to serve out-of-  town customers . . . speedy service.   Battery  Sets converted  to  Electric.    Write  or  Phone  B.C. ELECTRICAL REPAIR CO.  1061 Granville���Vancouver  AlArl&e 7425  Sunset Hardware  GIBSON'S  LANDING  We Have a Foil Line of  PLUMBING SUPPLIES  Order Your  FRIGIDAIRES  BEATTY WASHERS  WESTINGHOUSE  ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES  From Us Now!  Agents for  CLARE JEWEL STOVES PAGE 4  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Friday, February 15, 1946  MOUNTAIN STREAM  COAST NEWS readers must have surveyed Mr. Gargrave's  remarks quoted in the last issue of the News with mixed  feelings of contempt and 'what do you expect' attitude���  especially if Mr. Gargrave was correct.  History records many surveys and many political  strings and doublecrosses on the Port Mellon road issue,  but this latest apparent sidestep of the public works department on orders from who knows where, has us gasping for  breath at the extreme ingenuity of our public leaders.  Mr. Gargrave reports that a $200,000 estimate has  been laid on the six mile Port Mellon road following a recent  thorough survey occuping several weeks time of the surveying party. Limited use of higher mathematics indicates an  average expenditure of $33,333 per mile. It is a nice figure  but we give three guesses as to who would have to pay it  should a such a road be actually put through. (It won't be  our M.L.A. and you're only kidding yourself if you think  the government pays these things in the long run.) -  Mr. (Gargrave's best comment was that 'should they be  serious, it will be the only grade "A" highway in British  Columbia outside of the King George hghway."  It s not to be expected that the government is actually  ��planning to build the Port Mellon road at the price proposed.  We tend toagree with our M.L.A.'s opinion that this price  has been set for the deliberate purpose of condemning the  venture when the measure comes before the house.  Such tactics will not work forever1 in this area. The  people of Sechelt Peninsula and Howe Sound are fast awakening to their responsibilities and rights, and demand action  in suitable form, of a practical nature and this year.  *x***|��  Powell River  KANSAS HOOP STARS  Kansas City, negro blood-  brother basketball team of  of globetrotters making their  first tour in Canada, gave P.R.  all-stars a 67-37' defeat, plus  several points on the art of ball  handling. Powell River high  school team also got an exhibi-  ' tion game with the famous darkies, losing by a mere 63-37.  POSTAL DELIVERY  Powell River district is under*  consideration for a postal delivery service. Townsite is reported ideal for the service, but  skeptism has been shown over  the two villages' of Cranberry  Lake and Westview.  WHARF MANAGEMENT  Johnson National Storage will  operate *^e new government  wharf at Westview is an experiment to see if a private firm  will give better service than a  government operated service.  DAILY BOAT SERVICE  Powell River mav have a  daily boat s^^ice to Vancouver  at reduced fare if preliminary  plans of a n?w company formed  from oy.r-"ricpmen <~orae to realization Tv�� firm plans to start  operation ���-^'���h two reconverted  ex-nav'- craft.  NEW CLINIC  The new $20,000 clinic, adjacent to the new $125,000 hospital was opened last week. Included in the clinic building are  offices and consulting rooms for  four doctors, and provision for  a fifth, waiting rooms for men,  women, and Indians, and latest  style steel furniture and equipment.  Powell River District now has  some $200,000 directly invested  in medical and modern hospitalization equipment.  $300 FINE  Robert Evans, Powell River,  was fined $300 and costs or  three months at hard labor in  Okalla jail on charges of supplying liquor to an Indian. The  Indian was charged with being  intoxicated in a public place.  Sentence was remanded until  26th.  6th February,   1946  Editor,  The Coast News.  Dear Sir:  We, the students and graduates of the University of. British t  Columbia, are appealing to you*  personally for help in launching a campaign for War Memorial Gymnasium at U.B.C.  The need for a permanent and  fully-equipped gymnasium on  the campus of British Columbia's own university is most urgent and recreational organizations throughout the province  are wholehearted in their support of this.drive.  As you know, the University  is doing all it can to accommodate 7,000 students, half of  whom are veterans. It has solved the problem temporarily by  the use of army huts; and for  the future is planning the erection of permanent buildings. Basic needs for lecture rooms and  laboratories must be met first.  However, provision must also be  made for necessary athletic and  recreational facilities. ^  The student and alumni have  selected a permanent gymnasium as a fitting and practical  war memorial which will meet  present and future needs of the  youth of the province.  May we expect your enthusiastic co-operation, in this very  worthy projects?  Yours sincerely,  U.B.C.  War Memorial Gymnasium Committee.  Thoughts That  Inspire  THOUGHTS THAT INSPIRE���  For it pleased the Father that  in Him should all fulness dwell;  And, having made peace  through the blood of His cross,  by Him to reconcile all things  unto Himself; by Him I - say,  whether they be things in earth  or things in Heaven. f  Col. 1: 19, 20.  Here is a view of the waters that rush down from the heights  of Bear Tooth Mountain on Powell Lake.  Obstructionism  West Vancouver, a residential municipality  scattered along the lower mainland coast from  approximately opposite Vancouver's First Narrows to Horseshoe Bay, is apparently expressing some alarm over the possibility of the  P.G.E. being reconstructed through its halcyon  environs to provide a direct southern rail link  between the northern interior of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver.  Commenting editorially on the matter the  Vancouver Sun has hastened to assure West  Vancouver residents that their fears are  groundless. The Sun points out that Premier  Hart's present plans call for completion of the  P.G.E. northward to the Peace River country.  The Sun further points out that it would  be neither practical politics nor good business  judgment to spend five to eight million dollars  bringing cars of coal or grain into Vancouver.  It suggests that these cargoes could be better  distributed from Squamish.  Carrying fhat theme still further the Sun  suggests that Squamish might come to be considered a business suburb of Vancouver, and  as such would make necessary a connecting  motor highway.  We will not argue the merits or demerits of  Poet's Corner  A PARADOX  From Our Forests  'Tis strange how women kneel in church and  pray to God above,  Confess small sins, and chant a praisef and  sing that He is love;  While coats of softly furred things upon their  shoulders lie���  Of timid things, of tortured things that "take  so long to die."  The church is vaulted, robed the choir, the  bells chime sweet and clear,  ���The tall green spires in forest ailes ring to  wild cries of fear,  For creatures small that God hath made to  pleasure in the snow  Are writhing on the frozen ground in helpless, hapless woe.  *Tis strange to hear  the  organ peal���"Have  mercy on us, Lord,"  The benediction���peace to all���they bow with  on accord,  While from stained windows fall the lights on  furs so softly wafnv  Of timid things, of little things, that died in  cold and storm.  E. H. H.  the suggestions advanced by the Vancouver  Sun. People of the interior are all too familiar  with the many disadvantages of the present  P.G.E. outlet to the coast.  However, the stand of West Vancouver in  regard, to .the possibility of a railway marring  the benign terrain of its municipality calls for  more than passing comment.  ��;4 Obstructionism is nothing new where West  Vancouver is concerned. It was only a little  more than a year ago that West Vancouver  opposed the establishment of a ferry link between Horseshoe Bay and Gibson's Landing on  the northern shore of Howe Sound. West Van-  couverites protested the ferry on the grounds  that necessary wharf accommodations would  detract from its pleasant shoreline and that the  scheduled runs of the ferry would prove detrimental to sport fishing at Horseshoe Bay.  It becomes increasingly clear that people  of West Vancouver have some quaint notion  that their's is a community apart from the  remainder of his province.  That a community should place its residential  prestige and scenic attractions astride the path  of provincial progress is unthinkable in today's  modern world. People residing north of Howe  Sound are entitled to ferry service linking  them with the south-shore highway leading  directly into Vancouver.  Likewise, communities in central and northern British Columbia are also entitled to the  most direct access possible to the markets of  Canada's leading western seaport. If establishment of such communications calls for reconstruction of the P.G.E. through the sacred  precincts of West Vancouver that narrow^  minded municipality would do well to change  its view. '  .., Progress is a tide that sweeps onward like  the sea and West Vancouver may still be forced  to retreat as that ancient king who sought to  stay the waves in the flood.  ���Wells Chronicle  Wit ��oast Jfeuis  Published Every Friday  by  The Coast News Limited  Registered  office-r-Powell  River,  B.C.  Business  Office���Halfmoon  Bay,  B.C.  Entered at the Post Office at Halfmoon Bay  as authorized second-class mail.  A.   H.   Alsgard���President  E. W. Parr Pearson���Sec-Treas.  A FREE PRESS IS THE PRIVILEGE  _     OF A FREE COUNTRY Friday, February 15, 1946  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B.C. _  PAGE 5  General  Merchant  Bus stop at Sports  Fishing Centre  HALFMOON BAY  Specializing in  Standard Oil Products  The  Sechelt Gift Shop  has a wide selection of  TOYS,  GIFTS,  NOVELTIES  Orders taken for woodwork  of all descriptions.  ERIC INGLIS  GENERAL  TRUCKING  and FUEL  Gibson's Landing  MURDOCH  Marine Supply  ��� FRESH   MEATS  ��� HARDWARE  ��� SHELL OIL  ��� FISH CAMP  Pender Harbour  Serving . ��� .  SECHELT and  PENINSULA  ��� Automobile Repairs  ��� Welding  ��� Home Gas and Oil  Sechelt Garage  Bowling features  re-organize  at Squamish  SQUAMISH Junior Badminton club shuttlecocked through  their midseason tournament recently in the P.G.E. hall,  producing winners in the 9-12 age group in the form of  Norma McDonald and Norman Halvorson (doubles event).  13-18 age group were led by fast hitting Daphne Bene and  David Morris, who eased out      Barbara Machin and Bryce . _  Morrison in the doubles for      Mini ft!"  KIIt'C"  that group. JUniOI  DIKb  Biggest single hit of the evening came after the game in the  form of refreshments in the  dining hall for the 55 younjg  featherweight smackers and  their coaches.  Prizes fo rthe younger group  were presented by Mrs. B! E.  Valde, who remarked during the  brief ceremony that she had  great faith in the junior club,  and hoped to see many more  such happing evenings  Bill Thompson of Brackendale, (a comparative newcomer  to the district) presented the  awards, to the older group. A  faithful supporter and attendant at the club practices and  meetings, Mr. Thompson assist 1  ed greatly in the coaching and  supervising of the older! groups.  He also has donated to the club  three new badminton nets and  a carton of the little feathered  birds (shuttlecocks to the un-  itiated).  SCHOOL PAPER  Powell River high School students now have their own  newspaper.  Shortly before the New Year  a meeting was called to re-establish the Junior Lodge for boys  between the ages of 14 and 21.  A good attendance and meeting  was held with i5 new members  being initiated. About the same  number of senior lodge members were in attendance.  Officers for the year 1946  were elected as follows:  President Bro. Harold Sta-  thers, 1st vice-pres. Bro. Jas.  Eadie, 2nd vice-pres. Bro. Norman Barr, 3rd vice-pres. Bro.  Harold Halvorson, sec. Dave  Morrison, treas. Bro. Ray Oak,  sentinel Bro. Bobby McCorm-  ack, chaplain John Foley, guard  Ronnie McCormack, guide Bro.  Terry Knox.  Applications for membership  will be welcome from any young  fellows of the ages as above.  The boys seem to have got off  on the right foot and much good  work is looked for from their  efforts. Good luck to you boys.  ���TJ)1M*_I m'UJW  Locker Room Chatter  WITH YOUR SPORTS REPORTER'  Sporting and atheletic groups  in Coast News territory are invited to send in news, and odds  and ends of regular and special  activities to Jim Drummond of  Gibson's Landing, or "sports editor,'c-o Coast News correspondent."  SQUAMISH  Junior badminton copps all  headlines on our flanks this  week, and reports reached us  by underground, and suspicions  that present leaders in the art  of shuttling best worry to their  future as these kids develop.  No. 2 Squamish item tells us  'bout a Rod and Gun Club dance  for Friday 15, followed by a  fishing derby Sunday, Feb. 17.  Largest catch weighed in grabs  all prizes, etc., etc. (Oil up yer  gear me hearties when ye ship  the old lady to the movies tonight.)  BASKETBALL  Britannia visitors were held  48-18 by Woodfibre high school's  friendly hosts in a game Jan. 19.  Refreshments and dancing filled  the bill. ,  KANSAS STARS  The newly-formed negro basketball team, Kansas City Stars,  coached practised and selected  by the same group that built  Coastal Utilities! Co.  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  for    ���-  Radio and Meetrieal  Service.  F. S. Brooks  operated by  17 years experience  the Globe-Trotters overhauled  the basketball system in Powell River last week. The only  thing that nobody bothered  about in the second half were  the score, and the Powell River  players. Kansas simply let it go  at a double'score by the end of  each quarter.  World high-jump and hurdle-  champion, Jesse Owens, coached  the team and gave brief talks  to both the high school team,  (which played an afternoon exhibition game for the school  kids) and the adults at the senior game.  They aren't bad hams, by the  way, having taken every out of  town team and game except undefeated Duke of Connaught in  Vancouver, and placing second  in the present Powell River basketball league.  Trapp Technical school lost a  recent tilt to same P.R.H.S. laddies 42-23  SPRING SPORTS  Parents throughout the district better start the annual supply of bandages and iodine. The  school kids are reported going  for softball and football in great  style this year. Some talk of an  unofficial league system yet for  the summer.  RESTRICTIONS OFF  Restrictions on the distribution of rubber tire reliners and  patches have been lifted, according to an announcement by  the Prices Board at Ottawa.  GIBSON'S HALL  Every Week. Watch for the  Posters!   Shorts,  News,   and  Feature Photoplay  lb    S  . Stan Clarke will have to keep  in top form, stated spectators  after watching several very  close bowling between begling  beginners and semi-pros at a  Squamish Lodge No. 119 of the  B.P.O.E. shindig on Wed. Jan.  30.  Occasion was a social evening  for members of the lodge, and  families. Some thirty members  and wives took advantage of the  event. Evening included darts,  bingo, a jumbled letter contest,  and bowling along with party  games.  A sing-song, with Mr. Rube  Stockman on the piano finished  the evening.  Funeral notice  COLE���On Feb. 3, 1946, at St.  Paul's   Hospital,   William   W.  Cole of Squamish, B.C., age 54  years.   Survived  by  his  loving  wife, 3 sisters, Mrs. E. F. Robinson, Mrs. H. Comeron, Mrs.. G.  Benton;    2    nephews,    Wallace  Robinson and J.  Benton Brig-  house;   1  brother,   V. A.   Cole  and   1   nice,   Mrs.   W.   Chilcott,  Seattle, Wash. Funeral Tuesday,  Feb. 5, at 4 o'clock from the T.  Edwards Co. Memorial Chapel,  Granville  at  10th.  Rev.  Canon  G.  H. Wilson officiting.  Interment   Forest   Lawn   Memorial  Park.  SECRET COVE  Inez  Willison,   Correspondent  wishing us all a bright and  happy 1946. Mr. and Mrs. A.  Larson are pleased with their  new home at Nanaimo  Dr. and Mrs. Campbell have  returned to Secret Cove after  two months' stay at Vancouver.  Dick Wagner of Vancouver  stopped in for a brief visit with  the Willisons. Mr. Wagner is  manager for Canadian Fish canaries.  "REDROOFS"  HALFMOON BAY  General Trucking  Let us help you solve  your transportation  problems!  Mr. Carl Larson has left for  New Westminster to help a  friend build a new fish boat.  The Millers have returned to  Portland after spending a few  days holiday with the Willison  family.  Mr. and Mrs. Arne Larson of  Nanaimo, have been visiting  with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Larson  the past two weeks. They also  spent briefs visits with the Willisons and Ed Lang, also J.  Gragson   and   Mr.   R.   Sinclair,  HOWE SOUND  TRANSPORT  Gibson's Landing  CHANGE  IN  TIMETABLE  Effective Feb. 16th  ��� Weekdays ������  Lv. Gibson's Landing 7:55  a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Lv. Fisherman's Cove 9:10  a.m. and 5:10 p.m.  ��� Sundays ���  Lv. Gibson's Landing 7:55  a.m. and 3.50 p.m.  Lv. Fisherman's Cove 9:10  a.m. and 5:10 p.m.  Objections to this Timetable  may be filed with  Public Utilities  Commission,  Central Building,  Victoria, B.C.  !���  Named io commemorate V-E Day,  sponsored by American Rose  Society, this glorious symbol of  peace should find a place in every  Canadian garden. PEACE ROSE has buds of golden yellow, each  petal edged with pink, developing into large, very double blooms  with the irridescent tints of dawn, on long, strong, straight stems.  Eddie's Nurseries are licensed growers of Peace Rose.  TREES ���  SHRUBS ���  FLOWERING PLANTS  These are our specialty and we have a wide variety in quantities  to complete any garden plan. Consult us on your planting probteim.  We shall be glad also to send you our 1946 GARDEN BOOK  which gives a mass of information on shrubs, trees, roses, etc.,  including full details of Peace Rose, lists many varieties and includes  valuable gardening advice compiled by experts. PAGE 6  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Friday, February 15, 1946  Alice A. French  Correspondent  HOLLYWOOD BABY  <s Mr. and Mrs. Dan Knop are  happy over the arrival of a new  grand-daughter, Charlene Blain-  ey, who's home is Hollywood,  California. Charlene's father is  chief    travelling    inspector    of  Lockheed Aircraft Co.  PASSES IN VANCOUVER  Mrs. Pete Williams, daughter  of Mrs. Cecile August, passed  away in Vancouver Tuesday 5.  She is survived by her husband,  four small children, a sister,  Mrs. Andy Johnston and her  mother.  RECOVERING  Mrs. Dave Paul who has been  ill for sometime, is feeling better after her recent relapse.  Mrs. Ellen Harley  Correspondent  WHIST JDRIVE  Women's auxiliary held their  first whist drive of the season  in the Parish hall, February 2.  Although displaying a good  turnout, several ladies had to  cross the tables to take places  on the  side  of the gentlemen,  ���tia  THE WORK OF THE  oard of Health  Last of three announcements designed to inform the  public as to the services rendered by this  important provincial organization.  LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES  The various specialized and technical, consultative and advisory services  provided by the Provincial Board of Health through the Division oultined in previous  advertisements can only be used and made available to the people most effectively  through the development of adequate local health services. In other words, the  well organized or adequate local health service can more effectively tap and utilize  to the fullest extent the provincial specialized facilities for the people served by the  local health service. The most effective form of local health service accepted today  for bringing full-time health service to rural areas and small cities and towns is  the Health Unit. This is a modern form of local Health Department staffed by  full-time, trained public health personnel and serving a geographic unit of the  province. The Provincial Board of Health has been directly instrumental in the  establishment of the six Health Units operating in the province today. These are  located in the Prince Rupert area, the Peace River area, the South and North Okanagan areas, the Central Vancouver Island area and Saanich Municipality. In  addition, the Provincial Board of Health was instrumental in the organization of the  Greater Vancouver Metropolitan Health Area. One of the major functions of a  provincial health department is the stimulating "and developing of adequate local  health services for the people of the province, and the Provincial Board of Health  of British Columbia fulfills its responsibilities in this regard by:  1. The making of substantial grants to aid in the development and contiiiuatidii  of full-time health units and public health nursing services.  2. The provision of advisory, consultative and supervisory services of highly  trained and specialized public health personnel.  3. Special assistance in providing transportation to public health personnel  throughout the province.  4. Assistance in planning and substantial grants for the maintenance of local  dental health programs.  5. Assistance in arranging for the training and the procuring of qualified public  health personnel for the local health services.    f  6. Aid and advice in the planning of public health programs and in the solution  of generalized public health problems throughout the province.  7. The provision of record forms, pamphlets, posters and public health educational material.  8. Making available the services of qualified public health nutritionists to aid  in surveys and the development and maintenance of local nutrition programs.  9. The development of an up-to-date modern library covering all phases of  public health.  SUMMARY  The Provincial Board of Health acts as a clearing agency and a repository for  the collection of all types of public health information and data for use by the  various Divisions and the local health services. In, addition, there are numerous  other services performed in the interests of the health of the people of British  Columbia of both a general and specialized nature, too numerous to mention in  detail.  The Provincial Board of Health recently purchased a Deep X-ray Therapy  machine. This is on loan to the B.C. Cancer Institute for the treatment of certain  types of cancer as a contribution by the Provincial Board of Health in this phase  of health work.  One of the chief functions of any health service is public health education.  This is carried on during the many contacts that these services have with the public  as interested individuals, through persons seeking diagnosis or treatment, through  enquiries made directly to the various Divisions and the Central Office and by  pamphlets and other types of health educational literature which is widely distributed. Lectures, talks and demonstrations as well as the use of motion pictures all  assist in bringing to the public factual knowledge concerning their health, and  activities in which they themselves can participate to protect not only their health  but the health of their community and in this way the health of all people of  British Columbia.  Close co-operation is maintained with other Departments of Government,  particularly Social Assistance Services and the Department of Education. The  Provincial Board of Health also works in close co-operation with voluntary and  other non-official agencies in assisting them to develop effective public health  education programs.  PROVINCIAL BOARD OF HEALTH  PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS VICTORIA, B. C.  77  sjammtmmnBm  diffident in number.  Results of the evening were:  ladies' high, Mrs. R. Caldwell;  men's high, Mrs. W. McDougal;  ladies' consolation, Mrs. E. Aldridge; men's consolation, Mrs.  J. Harley.  Members of the W.A. served  refreshments. \  R.P.O.E. EVENING  About thirty members and  wives of Squamish Lodge No.  il9, B.P.O.E. attended and enjoyed a pleasant social evening  in P.G.E. hall Wednesday, Jan.  30.  Sitafi Clarke paced the evening  with a fine form in the bowling  - matches, but onlookers observed several close bowling games,  surprising talent being shown  by several of the newcomers to  the game.  Games, darts and bingo filled  out the evening which finished  with a sing-song, accompanied  by Mr. Rube Stockman on the  piano.  TERRIBLE TRIP  Passengers aboard the 30-  foot gas launch, Anithea of  Squamish had to signal Union  steamship Capilanoas the engine in their craft stalled in  heavy seas.  On board were Constable and  Mrs. W. L. Cottingham, John  Drinka, Mr. and Mrs: N. H.  Marks, A. E. Burnett, and A.  Phillips, all enroute to the  funeral of Mr. W. Cole of  Squamish in Vancouver.  .FIRE v..  Home of Mr. and Mrs. C.  Marchant was completely destroyed by fire Monday, Feb. 7,  Mrs. Marchant, ill with flu was  awakened by smoke about 9:30  p.m. (Details in seperate story).  HOSPITAL   COMMITTEE  W. Thomas was chosen chairman of a temporary committee  studying possibilities of a? hospital here. Others members of  the committee, are Mr. T. Clarke,  Mr. ,G.- Aaiten and Mr.->R. -Slack-.  Trie committee is the result  of joint efforts of the Board  of Trade, Elk's lodge, P.T.A,  Women's auxiliary, Women's institute, Canadian Legion, Ladies'  aid, Carmen's association, P.G.E.  employees group and the Farmer's institute.  74th BIRTHDAY  Celebrating the 74th birthday of Mrs. I. MacDonald, Mrs.  Scott MacDonald held a tea at  her home on Wednesday, Feb. 6.  Guests5 included Mrs. I. Mac-  Donaldi Mrs. J. Skarzymskim  and Miss Patricia Robinson  SOCIALS  Mrs. M. Phillips of Bloedell  is visiting her parents, Mr. and  Mrs. F. B. Scott.  Miss Hilda Smith, matron,  Nanaimo General hospital, is  spending her holidays with her  sister, Mrs. E. Carson.  Mr. and Mrs. N. Barreau of  Cheekye are spending a few  days in Vancouver.  Mr. Jack MacDonald, grandson of Mrs. I. MacDonald, left  last Monday to return to his  home in Hopewell, Nova Scotia.  Jack recently received his discharge from the airforce.  ROD AND GUN CLUB  Squamish Rod and Gun club  are   planning   another   fishing  derby February 17, following a  dance tonight, February 15.  WEDDING  Mr.  Sid Bishop attended his  daughter's wedding in Vancouver.  JANUARY 31  SOCIALS  Miss Colleen Brooks spent the  weekend in Vancouver.  Other Vancouver visitors  were Mrs. R. McCormack and  the teaching staff.  Mrs. Merritt of Vancouver  day as guest of her daughter,  spent from Monday to Thurs-  Mrs. B. Dean of Squamish. :���'  Mrs. R McCormach is spending a few days in Vancouver  this week.  A. N. COTTON, Correspondent  1  Mrs.    Palmer    Jorgensen    of  Bella Coola and Vancouver was$  the recent guest of Mr. and Mrs.  Newman.  Mrs. Gordon Reeves had her  mother, Mrs. C. White as a re-,  cent visitor.  Mr. Bill White, son of Mr. an  Mrs. White of Roberts Creel  spent the week end here. Bill is1  a civilian again after service  with the R.C.A.F. He is on his  way to Victoria where he is tak-J  ing a position with the B.C. government h the department of  mines.  Miss" Abigail Downes visitec  her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. W(  Downes over the week end. Mr  and Mrs: Downes are now ii!  their new home.  Mr. dhd Mrs. J. Kirkland en  tertained   at   dinner, for-the  son, F: O. J. Kirkland, the guest'  present were Mrs. Nan Farrar]  Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Cotton, Mr  Dick   Reeves   and   Mr.   Georg  Klein.  PLAYERS CLUB  A very successful meeting q  the Roberts Creek Players Clu  was held at the home of Mr;  Forst on the evening of Jan. 2  Plans were made for a busy sea'  son and the  group is now rej  hearsing three one-act plays, t  be  produced on March  2nd  Roberts  Creek.  On  March  9t  the plays will be put on at tih  Indian   school  at   Sechelt.  ��.>i  LAND  CLEARED   >  For  Estimates'  Get  In  Touch  With      \  Jim  Morgan  HALF  MOON  BAY       )  Garden  Bay Cafe  ���  SANDWICHES  SHORT ORDERS  DINNERS  WEEKDAYS:���  11 A.Mto 12 midnite  SUNDAYS:���  11 A.M. to 5 P.M.  JERVIS WATER  TRANSPORT  PENDER   HARBOUR  TOWING  AND  CHARTER  SERVICE  A  ��� Operated  By  W. H. HEARD  PENDER HARBOUR  ����u^��� Friday, February 15, 1946  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  PAGE 7  "Joseph   Kramer   and   Irma  [- Grese  were  not  fanatics���they  were  just  the  natural  product  [ of the past two decades of German teaching."  This is the belief of Lawrence  S. I^ckhardt, who recently opened a law office in Powell River.  |)Mr.  Eckhardt,  a former Major  in the Canadian army, was connected  with   the   Allied   War  Crimes   Commission,   Canadian  'section, in Europe.  While not directly concerned  Jjin the trial of the notorious Bel-  Ifsen concentration camp principals, he was nevertheless given  i special permission by the British  army to question them.  In an interview with the News  iMr. Eckhardt explained that he  [was interested, in questioning  fthem, purely from a psychological standpoint.  "I wanted to find out," he  said, "what it was in their personalities that allowed them to  commit such ghastly atrocities."  'I came away convinced that  It was not insanity, it was not  iven fanaticism. It was just the  I'natural result of the preposterous "master-race" hokum they  tad been fed  during the  past  [twenty years."  rAR CRIMES  COMMISSION  Outlining the organization of  t;he  War   Crimes   Commission,  jjiflr.   Eckhardt   explained   "The  iommission   was   composed   of  trwo 'teams', one based in Great  Jritain and the other in northwest Europe.  Each team had a  tlumber   of   investigators   from  he   intelligence   corps   of   the  various allied armies, 4nterpre-  fers, legal men and court stenographers and clerks.  'The   Allies  had   a   pool   to  rhich  all reports  of  atrocities  tere   sent,"   he   said.    "Each  fpuntry would draw from this  jfool, reports of atrocities com-  [nitted against its own nationals.  When a report came in, a  jpecial investigator would go to  [he scene of the alleged crime to  ietermine whether it had any  foundation in fact.  If proved to  >e true, the whole intelligence  iorps  swooped   down   on   the  cene, corraling all suspects and  /itnesses."  Major Neil Fraser of Oshawa  then examined the suspects and  DAVIS   BAY  MRS. GEO. CORMACK,  Correspondent  11 Mr.   S.   C.   Arbo   spent   the  reek-end  at his  summer  cot-  rage.  Y Mr.   and  Mrs.   Tommy  Begg  md Bill Begg, were week-end,  Quests of there parents, Mr. and  [rs. Henry. K. Begg.  Mrs. V. Boggust returned af-  |ter a week in the city. She was  iccompanied  by  her  grandson,  I Alan Mason. Mr. and Mrs. K.  Mason and Dale are expected  visitors.  Mr. and Mrs. Matthews received word this week that their  on, "Dennis, was on board the  jship Queen Elizabeth that dock-  fed at New York recently. Mr.  and Mrs. Matthews and Dorothy went to the city to meet  Dennis,  who was   expected  on  Ijthe coast troop train.  Mrs. G. Reid heard from her  son  who  is  at  Churchill  with  ^"Operatons Musko", that he  would trade mint candies for  cigarettes."  Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Turner  enjoyed a two-week visit from  Mr. and Mrs. George Turner  and little grand-daughter, Geor-  gina. Mrs. Turner returned to  the city with her guests. While  JOSEPH KRAMER  witnesses, y and Major Eckhardt,  assuming the role of counsel for  the defense, cross-examined  them. The cross-examination  was made to ensure a fair trial  for the accused as the commission quite often received 'denunciations' which were later  proved to have been made with  revenge as the motive. Again,  every effort was bent to ensure  a fair trial so that it could not  be said the Canadians were  hanging Germans on the flimsiest of pretexts.  "In the dozens of people we  investigated," Mr. Eckhardt  said, "we found only one who  would admit to having been a  member of the Nazi party. "All  the others 'were allied sympathizers or' just plain German  folk, wanting to be left alone."  Not one of the suspects would  admit that he ever knew or  even heard of concentration  camps, and yet these camps  were, sometimes in the immediate vicinity of the villages in  which the suspects lived.  BELSEN  This kind of thing was particularly noticeable at the infamous Belsen concentration  camp.    Not   one  inhabitant   of  here, George wired some houses  for electricity; and along with  his brother, Jim, equipped  stoves, for the use of oil. Both  are in the latter business since  being discharged from overseas  service.  LANDMARK GONE  A landmark has disappeared  in the tearing down of the log  cottage next to "The Trading  Post." We understand Mr.  Whitaker has plans for enlarging the present store which  seems to have out-grown itself.  The cottage was occupied by  Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Whitaker,  who have now moved into their  new home. The latter has a very  pleasing setting and is most attractive. As with other homes  it is awaiting materials to complete it.  Mr. and Mrs. R. Keeley are  busy with preparations for their  new home which will be built  on the valuable acre lot von  which they have their present  home.  SPEED  UNCHECKED  Nothing has yet been done to  curb the speed on the highway  between Wilson Creek bridge  and Selma Park, following the  letter received in August last,  ���from the Commissioner of Provincial Polibe, saying that the  petition submitted was receiving  the attention of the department  Belsen village would admit  knowledge of the camp, which  was situated a scant two miles  away.  "When we went in there on  April 15th," Mr. Eckhardt said,  "the stench from the camp could  be detected from Belsen village,  two miles away, but the villages, even in the face of this,  persisted in denying any knowledge of what was going on.  "There were 50,000 prisoners  in Belsen at the time of the  British entry," Mr. Eckhardt  stated. "One third of them were  Czechs, one third Poles and one  third Russians, with an added  sprinkling of Balkan peoples���  and they were all Jews."  They were kept in wooden  huts in which, for example, the  British army might house 50  troops. The Germans crammed  anywhere from five to eight  hundred human beings into each  of these huts. The camp was  supposed to be a convalescent  barracks for prisoners from  other concentration camps but  there were no hospital facilities���only one small first-aid  post. There was no drinking  water at the camp���it had to be  hauled from a well some % four  miles distant. There were no  sanitary facilities apart from  open latrine pits (one to 5000  people).  D.D.T. USED  When the British went in, the  people were piled two and three  deep on the floors of the huts.  The living and the dead were  almost indistinguishable. The  first thing they (the British)  did was to bury all the dead in  -mass graves. A bulldozer would  gouge out a cut in the ground;  the bodies would be placed in  this hollow, covered with slaked  lime and then the bulldozer  would push earth back over  them. There was no hope of  identifying any of them. Even  the living, for the most part,  could not remember their own  names.  After the living had been removed to a German barracks  some distance away, British  soldiers burnt every building to  the ground and sprayed the site  with D.D.T. "On July 15th,  three months later, D.D.T. was  Instead of being inconven-  ed by the snow on Sunday, at  least one species of bird made  use of it. Watching out the  window a small rook was  jumping up and grabbing white  berries which were apparently  a bit large for the throat. Descending and going through a  few efforts to swallow, they  then ate snow^ and digested  their breakfast. Watching the  fine strength and appearance of  the birds we couldn't help but  compare the human race. Perhaps if we jumped more and ate  less ... ���  Miss Louise Mills is wearing  a very pretty diamond, the gift  of Tommy Higginson, who returned last summer from six  years overseas. He is now working for Burns and Jackson ��Ev-  IRMA GRESE  still being sprayed over the site  daily," Mr. Eckhardt said.  It was after viewing the camp  that Mr. Eckhardt interrogated  those responsible for the horrible conditions there.  The., beetle-browed., Kramer  could not understand why the  Allies concerned themselves  with Belsen. "The camp held  only 'inferior peoples", he told  Mr. Eckhardt���"we thought we  were doing the werld a favor,  gelling rid of them."  Irma Grese, coldly beautiful,  like the sorceresses of old, was  bombastic and belligerent about  the whole affair. After telling  Mr. Eckhardt the camp inmates  were "the scum of the earth,"  she suddenly-turned nasty, ordering him out of her presence  with the lady-like words���"Get  out of here,  you  dirty   of a Jew!"  Mr. Eckhardt also interviewed a few of the camp inmates  and described the plight of three  young Georman women, who  had been thrown in the camp  simply because they were one-  eighth Jewish. In each case, one  of their grandparents were Jews.  They had been seized after their  husbands had departed for the  Russian front. They had had no  idently the Canadian girl has  charms not forgotten even  though the boys may be away  and meeting others.  The MacLeod camp was open  over the week-end.  Mr. Fred A. Vandrick is in the  east on a business trip.  U.K. Plans Public  Health Program  An important step has been  taken by the United Kingdom  Ministry of Health. It has announced that its wartime milk  and vitamin schemes are to become a permanent peacetime  feature. This is one of the most  important decisions ever taken  by a government in regard to  the- health  of its  mothers  and  "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  DOR AN S FURNITURE  WESTVIEW, B. C. - Phone 230  word from them for months and  were   sure   their   husbands   did  not know of the fate which had  befallen their wives.  ARNHEIM ATROCITY  As an example of the ends to  which intelligence would go to  determine the facts of a case,  Mr. Eckhardt told about a report sent in to the "pool" concerning an atrocity committed  near Arnheim.  Later substantiated, the report told of an Australian airman who was forced to bale out  cf his Typhoon when it was hit  during the course of a train-  busting raid. The pilot parachuted to earth near a small  village mid-way between Arnheim and Emmerich. No sooner had he hit the ground than  a group of the local Gestapo  set upon him with rifle butts  and clubbed him to death. Some  soldiers of the Wehrmacht, witnessed the scene but went away  in disgust. When asked later  (by one of the intelligence officers) why they had not interposed, one of them replied "It  made me sick."  Starting with the mere report of the airman's death, Intelligence traced the body to a  funeral home in Essen���100  miles away! On questioning the  undertaker, it was learned that  the perpetrators had become  frightened at the possible consequences of their deed and had  transported the body to Essen  in the hope that they might thus  be saved from implication.  The body was exhumed and,  while it was almost unrecognizable, the uniform was that of  an Australian airman. The culprits were caught and executed.  In general, Mr. Eckhardt feels  that we owe it to posterity to  prosecute war criminals. "There  are some cases, however, where  prosecution should not be carried out", he said. "I would not  class some acts committed in  the heat of battle as atrocities."  When asked his opinion concerning the Kurt Meyer affair,  Mr. Eckhardt, who had a hand"  in preparing the case against  Meyer, stated "If the man is  guilty, there is but one possible  result. I consider it a grave  mis-carriage of justice to com-  muite his sentence to life-imprisonment."  vitamins so essential to expectant and nursing mothers and  children under five will be  guaranteed and the nation will  benefit  accordingly.  Che Standardo| Qualify     J  llsoit Creek  iarage Ltd  n  Vulcanizing synthetic  tubes a speciality!  Automobile Accessories  and Repairs  ten PAGE  8.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Friday, February 15, 1946  MEET YOUR FRIENDS  AT  Wakefield Inn  SPECIAL BUS  Every Saturday Night  Leaves Gibson's ��� 6:30 p.m.  Leaves Wakefield���11:00 p.m.  Know Your Coast  i  Pt  &d^ e*J%S**M&��  ^ BARNEY POTTS  and His Orchestra  featuring  ^ THORA ANDERS  "Song Bird of the Air"  WEEK KITE  COVEk CHfcEl  ��� -������:.���;���.. v2v.:. ���  FREE,  .}.       MA^M^/  ,  ���**"  ,"-$  ��?T1l-&ll_3ty)ft <  T, H GODFREY  AND COMPANY LTD.  ^IBSON'S LANDING  General Trucking  and Fuel  by Rev. Heber H. Green  Columbia  Coast  Mission  Being a proud possessor of  that classic work of Captain  V/albian, "Pacific Coast Place  Names", we have been asked for  extracts from the book.  As we write this article, the  weather is anything but pacific,  and as we recite names of coastal points, etc., the British Navy  is mostly commemorated and  this coast would seam to be  wrongly named. The army has  made it's contribution too. Likewise has the church. We will  save the ecclisiostical names till  the last.  The original explorers and  navigators on the pacific coast  were Captain Cook and Vancouver. Captain Cook was the  chief explorer and cartographer  of the vast Pacific seas. His  charts have been described as  "admirable". The best proof of  their excellence is that "they  are not wholly superceded by  the more detailed surveys of  modern times" and that "their  accuracy is truly astonishing".  He has been called the father of  British hydrography.  COAST SURVEY  Captain Vancouver of the  Royal Navy made an extensive  survey of the coast in command  of H.M.S. Discovery, accompanied by the armed tender  Chatham (1792-3-4). He commenced his carreer at sea under  Cook. But more of Vancouver  from time to time. Our immediate concern will be with  the work of the 19th century, hy-  drographers between the years  1857 and 1870: Captain Richards and Pender; Captain Richard's of H.M.S. Plumber till 1859  then the work demanded a bigger bpat. H.M.S. Hecate was sent  out here for the years 1860-63  Richards and Pender in turn  commanded the Hecate. The admiralty hired the H.B. Co. Beaver till 1871. Captain Pender  was in charge. (By irony of his  tory the latest Hydrographic  survey boat, Stewart, was sunk  in Plumber Bay).  From surveyors we turn to  surveys. Captain Richards surveyed Howe Sound���1859-60;  named by Vancouver afer admiral Howe. He gave to all the  principal islands, points of passage and mountains in and  around the sound, the names of  the ships and officers engaged  in Lord Howe's celebrated victory, "The Glorious Firsf of  of June, 1794", when commanding 25 sails of the line and _sev-  en frigates, he attacked a larger and heavier French fleet  under the command of Villaret.  The British captured 7 line of  battle ships (one of them sinking shortly afterwards), the remaining six arriving in Portsmouth the 13tm of June. The  British squadron fought under  the red-ensign that Howe carried on his flagship, the Queen  Charlotte. The Union Jack flew  at the main. Previously Howe  had relieved Gibraltar in one of  the   greatest   sieges  on  record.  GIBRALTAR SAVED  Against great odds he saved  Gibraltar for the British. He  was , known as the "sailor  friend" because of his consideration for his men. His courage and his taciturnity are almost proverbial and he was  happily "described by Walpole  as "undaunted as a rock and as  silent."  Now we have been introduced  to Howe let us make the acquaintance of some of his admirals, captains,, etc., and some  of their ships���who and which  formed battle on the "Glorious  First of June". -  Gambie looms largest. He was  in charge of the Defence. His  notions of religion and morality  were much stricter than those  in vogue at that time. His shin,  Defence, was spoken of as "a  praying shipp", and it was freely questioned whether it were  "possible" to be a fighting ship  sft pew eteptto  And I mean save wear, and that means caving money  This improved RPM Motor Oil is a wonder oil,* no fool in'.  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BO WEN ISLAND  From Gambien Island we see  Bo wen Island, named after  Rear-Admiral James Bowen,  master of H.M.S. Queen Char-  lottee (at Earl Howe's request);  the Earl's flagship oh"the "Glorious First". Bowen took his ship  so close to the French ship, that  the French Ensign brushed the  main shrouds of the Queen  Charlotte. She poured a broadside into the French ship's starboard quarter. Later Bowen was  captain of the channel fleet in  1796 under the Earl of St. Vincent.  Roughly N.E, of Bowen Island  after passing through Queen  Charlotte channel is Bowyer Island���after another of Howe's  admirals of the "First". Hood P'  is called the Admiral second in  command on that fateful day.  Turning west we pass Hutt Island and Hope Pr.���the first after a captain killed in action and  the second after ah Admiral of  the battle.  Anvil Island referred to in  Cooke's journal 1792, got it's  name, naturally, from it's shape.  Mantagu channel between Anvil  and the main land is after Capt.  Montagu (captaining a ship by  the same name) who was killed  in action that day. ..<������  Further up the sound can be  seen the Defence Group named  after Gambier's ship: It .was  later wrecked off Jutland with  great loss of life. The'Defence  under Captain Hood fought at  Trafalgar, 1905.  BftlTTANIA  The Britannia also fought at  Trafalgar. A range of mountains  commentorates her and which  has been a great boom to copper miners of modern times. The  4th Britannia fought in the Cri^  mean war arid was until 1906,  a training ship for naval cadets  which was superceded by Dartmouth Naval College. Ekins Pt.  (Gambier 1) is after another  captain of the Defence, 1806-11.  He later became an admiral.  Thorn Borough Channel, named  after another captain (later admiral)   of the "Glorious First".  Carrying on we pass, on the  left,Keats Island. Sir Richard  Keats was a distinguished officer and was highly thought of  by Nelson. He was gallant, talented and was with Nelson at  Toulon���but arrived too late  for Trafalgar, In 1801 near Cape  Trafalgar he won a victory  without parellel in naval history. In 1B08 in the "Grear Belt"  he enabled 10,000 Spanish troops  to escape from the French prison. The Spanish rewarded him  highly for that action. In 1813  he was appointed Governor of  Newfoundland.  v  Mrs.  Ellen Harley  Correspondent  The second whist drive sponsored by the women's auxiliary  was held Friday evening, Feb.  8 in the parish hall. The winners of the evening were: Mrs. \  D. D. Morrison, ladies high; Mrs.  .j  A. Moon, ladies' consolation; Mr. {a  B. Barnfield, men's high; Mr. C.  'j  Midnight, men's consolation. J  On Friday evening a dance ]  was held in the P.G.E. hall in ;j  aid of last week's fire victims. I  The sum of fifty dollars was J  taken in receipts. \  Sgt. John Hurren returned, \  Sunday from overseas where he'd  spent more than three years. He y  came over on the Aquitania  SQUAMISH WEDDING  On Saturday, February 2, 1946 V  in Canadian Memorial Church .jf  in Vancouver, Miss Doreen Amy >  Bishop, only daughter of Mr, i  and Mrs. S. R. Bishop of Squa- \  mish, became the bride of Mr. J  Arthur Cosman, eldest son ofs j  Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Cosman of|  New. Westminster. The cere-1  mony was performed by Rev.S  G. H. Villett. I  The bride was gowned in tra- j  ditional white satin in the prin-|  cess mode andvher embroidered j  tulle veil was held in place by|  a,Mary Queen of Scots head-\  dress. The maid of honor, Anna-a  May Strinjger, was frocked intf  pink sheer. ;  Mr. Bob Cosman and Mr. Bob j  Bishop, brothers of the princi-L  pals, ushered at the double-ring1  ceremony which was followed^  by a reception in Harmony Hall,.1  the bride and groom leaving  later for Seattle, prior to taking;  up residence in Vancouver.   . ��� ..)  Mr. Cosman was recently dis-'  charged from the R.C.AF. asv  wireless air gunner after over-g  seas duty His best man, PtejJ  Don Hilton returned to Vaheoii-'  ver January 28 from Holland  following three years services-  abroad. -  WOODFIBRE  Ida E. Preiss, Correspondent  Mr.   and  Mrs.   P.   V.  Parker  were the recipients of congrat-|  ulations on the event of their?  thirty-fifth wedding anniversary^  on Saturday January 26.  Mr. Robert Arnold has been  visiting mV parents, Mr. and'  Mrs. W. Arnold. Bob has spent  the last three years in the pac-.  ific theatre of war as engineer^  in the merchants navy. '  Mr. and Mrs. H. Barrett were  the week-end guests of Mr. and!  Mrs. W. A. Bain. Mr. and Mrs.l  Barrett who flew west from!  Montreal, are returning tor the'l  y  Large  WATERFRONT LOT  Comfortable  5-room  Bungalow,   Bathroom,   &  Furnace.   Near   stores  &  Postoffice.  ���  HALF MOON  BAY  Price $3000  REAL ESTATE  FIRE - BXJTO - msBim  INSURANCE  PARR PEARSON  Halfmoon Bay  Write or Phone for Information  PLAY     SAFE   ...   INSURE  MB 'O       *S   _r  NOW  WATERFRONT   and  OTHER LOTS  $300.00 a.nd up  Porpoise Bay  Sechelt  Half Moon Bay  East shortlv. They -were accompanied by their two sons.  Mrs. Jt. Watt and Mrs: C. [  Malm were> guests of Mrs. Gey,  Deacon ��of Britannia Beach for f  a short visit.''--y<^--^ -     ������ "*  Mr. and Mrs; W. Carden withy  Donna  and Jill have  returned Jj  home    after    spending   several Jj  davs. in. Vancouver.  RED CROSS REPORT  Annual Red Cross meeting t  was held in the Community Hall j]  Wednesday, January 30. After 11  reviewing the year's work, of-vj  ficers elected were: pres., Mrs.f  J. Henderson, vice-pres., Mr.;i|  Baden Redwood Parsons, sec.-t  treas. Mrs. G. Preiss, chairman (  of the works committee Mrs. W. j  A. Bain, transporation manager|i  Mr. R. Greveling, representative I  for the conference in Vancou- ]  ver Mrs. F. G. Hebert. ,/'  Woodfibre hranch of the Red \  Cross is proud of their contri- '  bution of $4,470.70 to the Can-i)  adian Hed Cross during 1945. i  Since the establishment of the I  Woodfibre branch, the large )  sums of over $27,000 was don- {  ated by the residents of Wood- j  fibre. \


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