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 Serving1 a  Progressive   &   Growing-  Area on  B. C.'s  Southern  Coast  Covers   Sechelt.   Gibson's    "Landmsr.  Port   Mellon, Woodfibre,   Squamish  Irvine's  I>andingr,  Half Moon Bay  Plardy   Island, Pender Harbour  Wilson   Creek.    Roberts    Creek  Grantham's   landing.    Egmont.  Hopkin's    Landinsr. .  Brackendale  Cheekej'fc,  etc.  *v��f  Al  -r.<-> a'it :���-'n T -r' T"   T J'-:r>& RY  VICTORIA  FUBXrlSHBD   BY TEDS   COAST  NEWS,   LIMITED  Business Office: Half Moon Bay, B. C.      .rational Advertising- Office: Powell Biver, B.  C  Vol. 1 ��� No. 25  HALFMOON BAY, B. C.        Friday, February 22,1936 5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  Pupil's Work  racewe  Mrs. Ellen Harley  Correspondent  Mr. Alex MacDonald left last  Monday to spend three weeks at  McAllister, visiting at the home  of his aunt, Mrs. J. A. McDonald. "  Mrs. E. Naud and daughter,  Shirley, and Christine Nygard,  were visitors to* Vancouver last  week-end to attend a Camp Reunion for the girls which was  held in Fairview Baptist church.  Mrs. C. Nygard returned home  last Sunday.  Mrs. J. W. Hurst and three  children of Ste. Rose du Lac,  Manitoba, left Friday after  spending a week visiting Mr,  and Mrs. Ted Hurst.  Mr. and F. J. Robinson of Red  Willow, Alberta, are guests of  their son and daughter-in-law,  Mr. and Mrs. D. Robinson.  Mr. J. R. Morrison made a  business trip to Williams Lake  last week.  Harold Stathers had the misfortune to sprain his foot badly  while playing basketball. It was  thought at first that the bone  i was broken, but the X-ray  proved it was just a sprain.  George Binning also had an  accident while running a power-  saw, cutting his hand quite badly when he lost his footing and  slipped on to it.  Mrs. A. L. Pierce of Vancouver  spent  the  last  two   weeks  with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.  iC. E. Lamport.  f Mr. and Mrs. Wilmar of Vancouver are spending a few davs  Fvisiting their daughter; Mrs. D.  DeBeck and family, at Brackendale.  Miss Norma MacDonald spent  last weekend visiting at Mr. and  jjVfos. Orval VanHorlick at Wood-  jfibre.  I On Sunday, Feb. 17. 1946. the  Squamish Rod and Gun Club  !ta��ed-another-success^ music by the local orchestra was :������.,. ine   service   for   boat , owners  ���hv MryyE. Bishipi who caught the - r ^ ~.-^- ���  resses  ommittee  Depicted in this  photo are examples of the work  done by the children of Silver  Sands school  district. The  teacher of this  school is to be  congratulated on  the results of the  e n c o u r agement  of handicraft he  has given his  pupils.  All articles portrayed were  worked by the  pupils with no  more than guidance from the  teacher.  Squamish P.T.A,  Holds Whist in  P.G.E. Hall  to put this on, and much credit  is due Marge McLaughlin.  Refreshments were served in  the dining room by a number of  girls wearing dainty Valentine  aprons and hats. The dance was  managed by Mr. E. Tutin and  quamis  On Incorperation  AFTEJR. many years of controversy, the people of Squamish  are giving" serious consideration to incorporating. The  local committee has been studying the question for some  time, gathering the necessary data to present to a public  meeting, which was held in the P.G.E. Employees Association hall Thursday evening. B. C. Bracewell, deputy minister and inspector of municipalities gave an address on the   "     subject. Mr. Ed. Carson was  New Services  Al Wilson Creek  GREAT  activity  exists  on  the  intersection of the main road  through Wilson Creek and logging road crossing to the Wilson  Creek booming grounds with  construction started or planned  on two modern service stations.  Wilson Creek Garage is remodelling and re-building on its  present site on the S.W. corner  of the intersection while construction has started on the new  Tsawcome Co. garage and service sation on the S.E. corner,  Wilson Creek Garage will  handle Home Gas and oil products while Tsawcome Co. will  be agent for a new Standard  Oil service, with a special mar-  thost fish and the larerest. Second prize went to Jack Frost  2_id third to Nelson Barreau.  Mr. and Mrs. George Harvey  md son. of Abbotsford. spent  ast weekend visiting with the  former's* parents, Mr. and Mrs.  W. Harvey.  ,/.���    _   ��� _  IOBERTS BETTER  Suffering from a chest condi-  ion, W. J. Roberts, age 82, was-  irought into the Powell River  tospital Friday, Feb. 19, by C.  '  Markley.  Mr. Roberts is fast improving  nd�� expects to return to his  Lome in a few days.  DOUBLE BLOW  Mrs. C. R. Marlatt of Powell  liver was doubly bereaved  /ithin a week when her mother,  /Lrs. Annie Paton and her bro-  her, James Alexander Paton,  K.L.A., Vancouver, passed  iway within three days of each  ither. Mrs. Paton died in Van-  :ouver hospital Saturday, Feb.  16, while her son died Tuesday,  Teh. 19.  emorial Service  n Anglican Church  or Mdvis Lamport  fSUNDAY evening, Feb. 17, 1946,  a memorial service was held  n the Anglican Church for  'VTavis Lamport, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Lam-  ort, who was drowned a year  go. The altar was adorned  Lvith carnations^ daffodils and  tulips. It was gratifying to see  so many friends at the service,  hich  was  conducted  by  Rev.  ovier of Vancouver.  arid dance was held Friday  evening, Feb. 15, in the P.G.E.  hall by the P.T.A. The results  of the whist were as follows:  Ladies' high, Mrs. S. Clarke;  ladies' consolation, Mrs. A.  Moon; gents' high, Mr. W. Mc-  Dougall, mens* consolation, Mr.  W. Barnfield.  The door prize, a lovely tray  was won by Mr. R. Barr.  Following the- whist was a  floor show by^a; group from  Brackehctale tinder the ejection  of Marge McLaughlin of Paradise Valley. The fLcst number  was a minuet danced by Marge  McLaughlin and -Barbara Webster; and Peggy Lane and Rita  Huston. This was followed by  the Highland Fling and Sword  Dance by Marge McLaughlin,  danced to the bagpipes played  by Mr. W. Webster. Much time  and effort must have been spent  SEAGULL ROBS TWO BRIDES  Watch The Birdie!  WOLVES are not the only things wives of servicemen have  to watch these days-���birds too, can wreak havoc with  plans of. mice, men and brides.  Not jail-birds but flying  birds, namely seagulls.  (L^flocal girls, brides of .seryiceinen, were victimized  ^at V^a4couver recently-���by a "seagull. The two girls, who  went to Vancouver to meet their returning husbands, took  a suit at the Grosvenor Hotel and accumulated enough food  coupons to guarantee a good feed for their reunion. Heading the list, was a half-pound of butter which they placed  on the window-sill of the suite for safe-keeping when the  refrigerator went out of order. The moment their backs  were turned, a preying seagull swooped down, grabbed the  butter and flew off. Needless to say, the reunion dinner  was held at a restaurant.  Home Better Than Paris  By Mrs. Geo. Cormack  HOME  IS  home,  and Paris  is  Paris. This is indelibly printed  on the mind and heart of Dennis  Matthews, son of Mr. and Mrs.  J. W. Matthews of Davis Bay  just recently returned from  overseas occupation duties.  During an informal chat with  Dennis, we were taken along  on the wings of fancy and given  a bird's eye view of places  and conditions, luxury and  want, architecture old and new.  sculpture and art.  A boy went away~-a man  returned and his Canadian  home is better appreciated.  AUXILIARIES  COMMENDED  Praise without stint was given  the   Red  Services  extras   and   entertainment,   all  along the way.,     ���      ���  A descripition of the Frisian  Islands as the idolized summer  resort of the wealthy, was aptly  given as only one who have lived  there could give it. Its absolute  impregnability had not counted  on the British Bomber, and it  was shattered, leaving only two  or three of it's magnificant  hotels, which later housed the  occupation forces, greatly to  their delight.  Dennis made good use of  leaves and has pictures, souvenirs and memories that enrich  all with whom he comes in contact. He has the willingness and  no   other  ability y to rnake them live, for  Cross and Auxiliary the pleasure of those with whom  that    provided    food    he finds himself.  But  Paris   is   like  place. Paris is Paris!  As Dennis takes us from the  castle of Louis XVT to the palace of Fontainbleau, (in Fon-  tainbleau forest), where Napoleon made his last stand, and as  the quiet forest is brought before our eyes with its broad  clean streets, and its park laid  out like a vast garden, adorned  with statues, temples, fountains,  lakes and waterfalls, we close  our eyes, and we make a mental  reservation "we will go to see  Paris."  Dennis is at present on two  weeks leave here, visiting with  his family. When his discharge  comes through, he will return  to his previous civilian employ- suffered no ill-effects  ment in Vancouver.  chairman of the meeting.  Mr. Bracewell was introduced after a few brief remarks by the chairman.  He dealt with the mechanism  of the many factors that have  to be considered, such as the  area to be incorporated, the  number of people in that area,  and the revenue derived froth  direct taxes. He stated that it  was not desirable to incorporate  over 1000 acres. The proposed  area is slightly more than a  mile long and a half mile wide  ���considerably less than the  recommended maximum. The  question of dykes was brought  up during the question period  and it was stated that at tbfc  present ime the dyke was not  a direc responsibility of the  provinvial P.W.D.  .,....XoJbe assumedjqf proper; main-..  tainence  and full protection  a  dykeing  commission  should be  established, it was stated and it  might be arranged that the village commissioners could act in  that capacity. It was also stated  that if the tax payers did not  ask   for   too   much,   the   taxes  need not rise. Taxes, would only  go up in relation to the improvement   made,   and ��� if   improvements were not desired, the village should not incorporate. The  speaker was well received and  many opinions in favor of incorporating have been expressed.  Another public meeting will  be held in the near jfuture when  the question will be decided.  Mr. Bracewell was conducted  all over the twonsite and stated  that if the town was incorpor-  aed we could have much better  drainage and make the town  much more attractive.  The meeting closed at 10 with  God Save the King.  Call Tenders on  Telephone Line  Enlarging their present telephone service, the government  telegraph dept. has called tenders for poles on the new line  to run Gibson's Landing to  Pender Harbour.  It is expected that some 2,000  poles will be needed in the expansion, and notice of tender  and requirement has been posted in principal public buildings  throughout the district.  WHARF ACCIDENT  A small mishap occurred on  the tug "Cuprite" at the new  Westview wharf Saturday night  when Captain Johnson fell overboard. He was pulled out of the  water by  a  crew-member and PAGE 2  _,      THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.,  Friday, February 22,1936  tSftte (Boast Njeuis  3 Lines  (15 Words) for 35c     3  Insertions  (same ad)  60c  Extra words, above 15-word min., 2c each. Cash with ordei.  Notices,  Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c insertion  LITTLE ADS - - - BIG RESULTS!  FOR SALE  1 CHESTERFIELD; 2 chairsj  2 dining room tables, 4 beds,  1 buffet, several small chairs  and tables, 2 dressers, studio  couch. Mrs. Carl Larsen, Secret Cove. 27  FOR SALE  WESTINGHOUSE 7-tube radio,  push-button dialing, first-class  condition. See Eddie VanHuzen,  Hotel Rodmay or phone 3161. 26  FOR  SALE  Treadel model Singer Sewing  machine, $50. Mrs. W. D. Gilbert,  Selma  Park,  Sechelt.  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,  iy8". H.B. drum, 3,000 feet, 3/4��.  Make offers to Burns & Jackson,  Wilson Creek.  ~ FOR SALE "~  15 FOOT, 6 inch good sea boat  2 1-4 h.p. Air-cooled Lawson  motor (new)- $250. Sechelt Gift  Shop. Sechelt. 27  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. LaSelle, 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.  LOST IN KLEINDALE  PURSE containing marriage,  birth certificates and other  personal items. Finder please  notify Mrs. J. Phillips, Kleindale. 1  KEYS TO  ORDER���  All kinds of keys made to  order. Send sample you wish  duplicated. Muir's Hardware,  at Powell River (Westview) B.C.  PICTURE   FRAMIN&  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.  LEGAL  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS  One  Classroom  Gibson's Landing, B.C.  Sealed tenders, endorsed  "Tenders for Classroom, Gibson's Landing, B.C.," will be re^  ceived 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 tr^e  Secretary on payment fo a deposit of ten ���;: ������ dollars ,.���> ($10:00) ,y  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.  NOTICE  OF   CANCELLATION  OF RESERVE  NOTICE is hereby given that  the Reserve establishment  under authority of Order-in-  Council No. 1653, approved December 9th, 1943, notice: of which  was published in the British  Columbia Gazette of December  16th, 1943, is cancelled in so far  as it relates to the following  described lands:  Lot 9 of lot 4758, group 1, Ne^j  Westminster District, plan 5196  containing 25:7 acres.  Block 2, plan 4731 and parcel  "B", reference plan 1906, both  of the north half of lot 2845,  group 1, New Westminster District, containing respectively 0.5  acres and 9.90 acres.  H. CATHCArTT  Deputy Minister of  Lands.  Department of Lands  and Forests,  Victoria, B.C.,  December 1st. 1945.  MARINE   REPAIRS  We are specialists in general  repairs, electric and acetylene  welding. Westview Machine  Shop, Westview, B.C.  Coast News subscriptions ���  $2.50 per year. See your community correspondent.  Order your receipt books,  business forms and job printing from the Coast News. Notices and circulars a specialty.  SELMA PARK  MRS. W. D. GILBERT  Correspondent  Mrs.  H.   Burke  spent a  few  days in Vancouver during the  middle of the month.  PRAIRIE  VISITORS  Mr. and Mrs. Sydney McKay,  of   Selma  Park   have  as  their  guests for a week or two Mr.  and   Mrs.   Gordon   McKay   of  Portage la Prairie.  BIRTHDAY TEA  Mrs.   J.   Mowatt   entertained  at tea on the occasion of Mrs. A.  Cawley's birthday. Other guests  were Mrs. R. S. Hackett, Mrs.  E.   Clayton,  Mrs.  F.  Rice,  and  Mrs. W. D. Gilbert  DOCTOR'S DAUGHTER  Former, patients of Dr A. W.  Holm will be interested to hear  that he is now the father of a  baby daughter born in Vancouver at St. Paul's hospital, Feb  11, 1946.  Mrs. G. Dresser from Oakland, California, and her sister  Miss Bunny Hasting who recently retired from the staff of  Vancouver General Hospital,  have been visiting Mr. and  Mrs. J. McGuiness for the past  week or two.  REPAIR SECHELT WHARF  Replanking and minor repairs  are ^under.: way * at the Sechi^t  wharf. ;  It's Fun  * ENJOY THESE  f ���  Chuckle-Ads  ��  Win a free show!  1. Read the Coast News ad-  Briefs   on  this  page   and  select one full line (not just  part of a line) from three or  more separate Ad-Briefs.  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  FOR SALE  50 laying hens with  brick-lined firebox  Wm. Meredith, Roberts  Creek.  Your Ad-Briefs in  THE  Coast News  THE COMMUNITY Centre idea  is sweeping the country like  a great tidal wave. Already we  see successful results in many  cities, towns and rural districts.  Wherever a community centre  project is operating we find an  enthusiastic, wide-awake' group  of people. These people have  right to be proud of their  centre, however small it may  be. Plenty of spunk, and an  eye to the future are necessary  to commence and carry on such  a work.  It is astonishing to discover  the amount of careful planning  and serious consideration that it  requires to place the organization on a sound basis. One must  bear in mind those famous  words���"First things first."  Those of us who have been  working on the board of the  provisional committee of the  Sechelt community centre, have  learned a great deal. We know  that Sechelt would benefit from  such a centre in more ways  than one.  Some years ago, a splendid  group of what we call the old  timers got together and really  really started and carried on  started arid carried on for quite  a time some nice social evenings.  Today, more* than ever, Sechelt needs a community centre  which should be a part of its  educational life, bringing together groups of all ages and  special interests. A program  should be planned to meet the  needs and interests of all members of the family���father,  mother, children, young people  and old people, as well as to  provide ^activities; in which all  P.. \ ,'' r���*> ���>'" ���]'������ Bt y..;     ���:<'.'>'��v<     --.'/iv    '.,.,l?.,-u���/_  /M!IHllilB!��IIIIHIJIlB��!B[DlMI[|[n[[[Bnil���!ll_  Up To Date  Drug Service  to meet your needs.  LANG'S  DRUG STORE  GIBSON'S LANDING  Orders by mail or bus  filled promptly.  ���   y.  Vitamins, Winter Tonics,  Hot Water Bottles, Rexall  Nose Drops, Rexall  Bronchial Syrup  City Service - City Prices  members of the family will take  part together.  Sechelt has been drifting  along aimlessly for too long. It  is a fact that Sechelt is composed of hundreds of houses  scattered here and there without any centralized activities,  really looking ahead and trying  to get comewhere. If it were  not for one or two groups which  have struggled along���in spite  of some of the citizens-^-we  would not have a community at  all.  The Canadian Legion is an  excellent example of these  groups, having persevered for  years and taken an active part  in the people of Sechelt in  many ways. Mr. Frank French  has been treasurer of the Legion  for twelve years. Very few of  us can claim this length of service to Sechelt.  The success of the Sechelt  community centre depends upon  each and every one of us, and  we shall soon have an opportunity to prove our worth as  responsible citizens.  Which classification do you  come under���a grouch and a  pessimist, or an open minded  citizen who is looking forward  to taking part in the many fine,  worthwhile activities that lie  ahead?  Rubber Stamps  OF ALL KINDS  Powell River News  Phone 5441  r  .;wy*u:\y y^y: t^fS.o*u  Wally Graham  Funeral Directors  Gibson's Landing  Gaskets and Service  y to suit family wishes*  U  ERIC INGLIS  GENERAL  TRUCKING  -      and FUEL  Qibspn's Landing  from  Powell Stores Ltd.  Powell River, B. C-  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store A  PARTY  of  eight  C.P.R.   of.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B.C..  -. PAGE 3  WITH YOUR SPORTS REPORTER  GIBSONS T *��^  BRITANNIA  The crack Gibson's hoop team  basketball stars 31-19 last Satur-  took visiting Britannia Beach  day night in a one-sided show  that saw Jim Drummond of Gibsons chalk up 13 of his team's  31 counters.  Ted Bogle Ide the Britannia  team which could get and hold  onto the ball but seemed lost  when it came to doing something with it.  Attendance crowded the hall  with some 100 spectators and  everyone enjoyed the cooling  off dance.  Beard Contest  For "Circus"  LONG BEARDS, short beards,  scraggy beards, bushy beards  ������ all these, and more will  be the order in Powell River  District as from noon today,  when the annual Sulphur Gulch  brush contest gets underway.  When the circus finally creaks  into town, sometime later this  spring, the "gulcher" who sports  the most luxuriant growth of  chin and lip lettuce, will be  awarded a $25 prize.  Pages of time will be turned  back on the nights of the Sulphur Gulch celebration and residents of Powell River and district will doff modern attire for  hoop skirts, handle-bar moustaches, top hats and will revive  the days of a century ago.  To this colorful setting will be  addedxth^^^of^aMiival atmosphereand*the raucous voices of  barkers bh the midway.  NEW ENTRY  A late entry for Queen Of the  Circus is Miss Elsa Berg from  Lund making the total aspirants for Queen number eight  comely maidens. Last year Miss  Ruth Ford was elected to reign  over festivities. Maids-of-honor  were Carolyn Taylor and Beverly Maple.  An official announcement  from the mayor of Sulphur  Gulch, appearing in this issue,  contains details of the beard  growing contest and other facts  pertaining to the Circus.  EXPERT  RADIO   REPAIRS  Special   dept.   to   serve   out-of-  town customers . . . speedy service- . Battery Sets converted to  y Electric.   Write or Phone  S.O. ��-_BCT_UO-_C ___F_H_t CO.  1061 qrftnTtlU   ���������Vft-oouTer  riB* 74_5  ��� BARNEY POTTS  and His Orchestra  featuring  ^ THORA ANDERS  Song Bird of the Air"  Id  WEEK  MITE  cbytR CH.C.E....  "PLUS  XO^TAX  BADMINTON   TILT  Gibson's featherweight artists,  reversing recent tendencies to  allow other teams to take the  honors, racked up a 14-10 score  against Roberts Creek in a lively  badminton match Feb. 12.  Pender Harbour Badminton  Club relaxed with a hard time  dance, and officers. of the club  were busy collecting the two-bit  fines imposed on all who came  through the war and door in the  Sunday bests.  Receipts of the evening will  be used for club expenses.  Irvine's Landing community  hall is reported to have survivea  the shock of the evening.  SocietyOperates  As Co-operative  MANY people assume that the  principle of "co-operatives" as  applied to business enterprise  is something entirely new. That  such is not the case is demonstrated by the latest report issued by directors of the Family  Assurance Sociey, Vancouver.  The Family Assurance Society  has been operating successfully  for over 20 years and provides  members with guaranteed insurance security on a non-profit  basis. This is possible through  rigid application of the true  spirit of mutual co-operation.  Its directors, well-known B.C.  men representing all walks of  life, are elected from the membership and serve without sal*  ary. They are W. F. McClintock,  office and traffic manager, Kelly Douglas and Co., Vancouver;  W. M. Fairweather, O.B.E., farmer, Port Hammond; Joseph  Oliver, barrister, Vancouver; A.  Tom Alsbury, high school teacher, 6975 Cypress St., Vancouver. President is Dr. D. A. Dunr  bar, physician and surgeon,.and  the manager and secretary-treasurer is Mr. Alex Mackenzie,  former banker. >     r  Their annual report reveals a  steadily increasing- membership. ^  During nearly a quarter of a"  century of business, the society  has paid out over half a million  dollars to beneficiaries. A low  mortality rate, due to an exacting medical standard for admission to membership, has resulted in the building of substantial reserves. Membership is  open to men and women not  over 47 years of age who are in  good health. Further particulars  are given in the Society's advertisement elsewhere in this  issue.  Illegal Trapping  Brings $300 Fine  FOUND guilty and convicted  under provisions of Section  2A, Game Act Regulations, Carl  Martin, trapper at Deserted Bay,  Jervis Inlet, was fined $300  when he appeared in Powell  River police court on February  15. The charge arose when Martin-was apprehended for illegal  trapping on .another person's  registered trapline.  Section 2A of the Game Act  Regulations requires that all  traplines be registered with the  government and that trapper*  confine their activities to their  specified territory.    '  James Antosh  Host at Valentine  MASTER James Antosh played  host to a number of his friends  at a Valentine party, Wednesday, February 13.  Hearts, pretty valentines and  red and white streamers adorned the living room, where a  dainty lunch was served at a  table gaily decked with valentine favors.  Guests present were, the Misses Jo-Anne Feschuk, Karen  Halversen, Joy McKinnon, Susan Reeve, Sally Ann Watson,  Patricia Wilson, and Masters  Peter Feschuk, Karl Aalten,  Terry Aldridge, Harvey Halversen, and Alan Watson..  34 Attend Red  Cross Whist Drive  ROBERTS Creek branch of the  Canadian Red Cross Society  held a whist and card party  Thursday, Jan. 31 in the dining  room of Kewpie Camp. Thirty-  four persons attended a very enjoyable evening.  Prizes were won by Mrs.  Gray, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Edlund  and Mr. Rusk.  Agreeing that a repeat performance would be appreciated,  a similar party was scheduled  for the evening of Thursday,  Feb. 28.  Refreshment and entertainment committees were congratulated on fine presentations.  Pte. W. E. Edwardson, Irving's  Landing, was among the soldiers, who arrived in Halifax on  Wednesday aboard H.M.S. Arbiter.  Social Credit  Literature  and Meetings  Write  c/o 1005 Holden Bldg.*  Vancouver, B. C.  >���  n*n  naaAMMa  i;iiiiitiii\  111 Hill,  ,:*���   _~;..  f[E elementary education correspondence courses cover the work of  Grades I to VIII prescribed in the Programme of Studies for British  Columbia Schools.  FOR CHILDREN.���-These courses are available free of charge to all  children in British Columbia living over three miles from a school and  to those who for some good reason such as physical disability or illness,  are prevented from attending school. An applicant living three miles?  or less from a school must include with his application a letter from a  doctor or a responsible school official recommending instruction by  correspondence.  Three months9 work is sent out at a time in order to provide adequate  material so that the pupil will not be left without work during any part  of the school year. The pupil is encouraged to complete a lesson a week.  This will enable him to complete his! grade in the school year. When a  lesson is completed it is sent to the school for correction. After it has  been marked it is returned to the pupil with directions concerning any  necessary corrections. As soon as a pupil satsfactorily completes the work  of a grade he is promoted to the next grade and may commence his! new  work immediately.  FOR ADULTS.���In addition to the regular service for school children,  courses in the elementary school subjects are provided for adults. There  are no enrolment or tuition fees for these. An adult may enroll for a complete course or for a partial course of the subjects in which he is interested.  Adult students who have the opportunity of attending night schools! are  expected to do so in preference to enrolling in the correspondence school,  but all those to whom educational facilities are denied are welcome io  enroll.  Full information, together with application forms, may be procured  by writing to: The Director, Elementary Correspondence School, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION      ���      VICTORIA, B. C.  78 THE COAST NEWS, Half moon Bay, B.C..  Friday, February 22,1936  To  Canadian  In Polar  Secrets of Frozen Northland to Unfold  Before Onslaught of Army Scientists  THIS WINTER the "Cremation of Sam McGee" will have  nothing on Exercise Muskox for "strange things done  under the midnight sun", as Robert Service aptly puts it.  The Muskox expedition will pierce the Arctic circle and the  land of the midnight sun in a dozen modern snowmobiles���  and receive food and fuel from airplanes whose compasses  will refuse to work near the ���  magnetic pole.  In spite of the combined  elements and all the frozen  north can offer to oppose  civilization's advance, the  small party of modern-day .  explorers will bounce over  snow, ice and mud for 3,100  miles in 81 days to emerge  with secrets the north has  guarded' jealously since history began.  If Muskox is successful���and  the quality of its men and  equipment indicate that is can  scarcely be otherwise���then, besides opening .the Artie, these  secrets wrenched from the barren lands will simplify the advance by land and air info the  mining; and forest areas of Canada where;climates are less vigorous and the lure of natural  resources as great or greater.  TIME IS RIGHT  The time for such a scientific  expedition    is    right    because  stocks of cold weather materials  needed by the armed forces for  winter warfare are still available���cold    weather    clothing,  equipment,   vehicles   and   aircraft. In addition to materials,  there is the backlog of methods  learned by large-scale air and  parachute supply used in Burma  and France,  and the new  technique   for   navigating,   especially by radar. Muskox has  had a vanguard too, in winter  exercises   Polar   Bear,   Eskimo  and Lemming and the combined  experiences of these pre-deces-  sors will be useful. Finally, because  the   armed  forces  have  made these  tests  and  because  they now have the only, trained6  personnel available,  the Army  and RCAF are the logical choice  to   conduct   Muskox.   Civilian  scientists   and   observers   will  check their findings and estab-  r*^^aSSS^i^r9--^^SP^ along the  down the Back since 1834.  Next stop is Perry River  where an Eskimo operates the  lonely Hudson's Bay Post. After  Perry River the trek will cross  50 miles of open ocean ice to  the nearest Arctic Island, Victoria Island, which is larger  than Great Britain, Here at  Cambridge Bay, the RCZP*  ship, St. Roche, is wintering-^-  the same St. Roche that conquered the Northwest Passage  two summers ago. The force will  pause for about nine days at this  port of call, while a detachment  makes its way north to Denmark Bay, to take magnetic observations close to .the magnetic  pole. During this pause in the  schedule, the base forces will  leave Churchill for Yellowknife  and Norman Wells to be -in  closer contact with the expedition in the last half of its journey which should be less difficult by comparison.  TO COPPERMINE  From Cambridge Bay the  force' travels 200 miles across  the usually smooth ocean ice to  Coppermine, then strikes inland  to the first, trees since leaving  Churchill. At Great Bear lake  the force visits the uranium  mine at Port Radium.  "Spring and break-up will be  approaching now with warmth  and nearly continuous daylight, and the country ���will-'be  no longer uninhabited and uh-  travelled. The route lies across  the ice of Great Bear lake to  Norman Wells and up the Mackenzie River past Fort Simpson  to Fort Nelson over a tractor  trail left from the building of  the Canol pipe line. Mud and  slush will impede the vehicles  now, but they should cross the  main Mackenzie and Liard  Rivers before the spring breakup and reach the Alcan Highway at Fort Nelson late in April.  The last 700 miles should see  the expedition down the Alcan  iss^^feont.Qp-.bv -Msv. 5.   .��� ��� ^MtfSHTOXTMEN'n^AIN A^  MANITOBA, for their 3,100-mile: trek across the frozen, barren  Arctic and sub-Arctic regions which ;l)egah last Thursday. Anon*  tactical expedition "Exercise Muskox" will study mobility of  machines under, sub-zero temperatures; problems of air supply;  navigation, and suitability of special Arctic clothing. First stop  will be at Eskimo Point, with the northward swing climbing  300 miles above the Arctic Circle to Denmark Bay, then south to  end at Edmonton, Alberta, early in May. Travelling in Canadian-  designed snowmobiles the small moving force is supplied by air.  Several hundred Army, Navy and Airforce personnel, as well as  civilians, comprise the base force. In the top left photo. No.. 1,  Gordon McKay, Winnipeg, and Don Storr, Saskatoon, check wind  velocity. They represent the Department of Transport and will be  responsible for weather reporting on the trip.   (2) With the tem-  .ngimMsrwda^rfcdi) -seiOW: I^IB-^^SflbWiJKobil^ -ferodfr  spent their first night at Churchill in Eskimo type igloos. The men  must learn to construct an igloo in less than.two hours. They'll  live in these snowhouses whenever strong winds and low temperatures make their special double-lined nylon tents unsuitable. (3)  Snowmobiles arrive in the Hudson's Bay port of Churchill. In the  'background is huge government grain elevator, built to shorten  Western Canada's grain haul to Europe. (4) Lt.-Col. P. Baird,  Montreal, Commander Muskox, shows his men trick of quickly  fitting second-tier blocks of typical snow shelter; Finished igloos  accommodate four men and can be heated with oil stoves to a point  where bridge sessions in shirt sleeves are possible. (5). Completed  igloo. Lt. Pat Nasmyth, Vancouver, radar officer;- is shown chinking  small openings in finished hut. Gordon Watson,; engineer from the  Canadian armament, Research and Development establishment,  stands in trend froni which snow was cut.���Canadian Army Photo.  ���^���^; ,   . L,:/-^->^^wn^ct oT^rrsnmTymom'dralts-  .usKox  are now    mari) are the Canadian armored  snowmobiles  GIBSON'S LANDING  EILEEN SMITH  Correspondent  Linda Lee, infant daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Harris, is  back home following a stay of  several weeks in a Vancouver  Hospital.  SAWMILL PROGRESSING  Cook, Volen Limited Sawmill,  is rapidly nearing completion.  Power for the new enterprise  will be supplied by a new .160  horsepower   diesel   engine   recently arrived.  BENEFIT DANCE  Fire protection committee of  the Gibson's Landing Ratepayers Association is sponsoring  a benefit dance to be held in the  school hall on March 16. Entire  proceeds will be for the benefit  of the newly formed fire brigade.  Special prizes and novelties  will be offered stated the committee, and a good time is expected by all. '  FERRY  Howe Sound Transport's fast  Named to 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 problems.  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.  &^t/rtiKt* ft & factum afriyxc  ferry, Commuter, is back on the  run after a check-over at Coate's  Watercraft docks. The ship has  been re-painted and new panels  added to replace the curtains at  the rear.       .  .George Frith and Gordon Bal-  lahtin, fathers of the service,  are eagerly awaiting the new  sister ship of the Commuhter  which is expected to take care  of the increase in traffic.  NEW RESIDENTS  New- arrivals iny the district  include Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair  MrAdie who have .bought Mr.  John Kullander's .place.  Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Murray  have purchased the Kimball  property. ��� .4_;.|:"  Mrs. Murray's parents, Mr.  and Mrs. M. Osborne are staying with her. At present both  Mr. Osborne and Mr. Murray  are engaged in construction  work at Powell River.  Mr. and Mrs. Harold.Kerfoot  are staying in Mrs. Harrisi  house. Mr. and Mrs. Richard  Abbs have purchased Mr. Joe  Fitchelts new house on Stony  Road.  KLEINDALE  Mrs. C. Harper, Correspondent  Of wide interest was the marriage on January 7, in St. Mary's  Chapel, Garden Bay, of Mar-  querite Elizabeth Sundquist,  younger daughter of Mr. and  Mrs. = Charles Sundquist of  Kleindale, toj Pte. Archibald  Roy West, sorf of Mr. and Mrs.  Roy West of Pender Harbour.  The bride looked charming in  a gown of personality beige  crepe, trimmed with sequins  and with hat and matching accessories.      ^  Her only ornament was a drop  pearl necklet! worn by her  mother at her. wedding ceremony.  Miss Alma Sundquist, sister  of the bride in (Fiesta blue acted  as' bridesmaid^ while Norman  Edwardson- supported the  groom.  Reverend Snowden of Gibson's Landing performed the  ceremony.  The young couple will make  THE MUSKOX "FLASH" ���  designed by members of force  Muskox and drawn by Pte.  Irene E. Mullin is circular in  shape. It will be worn by the  moving force itself as well as.  members of the three services  participating in the exercise.  The three-toned patch embodies  colors of all three services.  ���Canadian Army Photo.  Opens Machine  Shop at Pender  Another example of business  faith in this area is seen in the  announcement that Mr. J. Haddock has opened a new machine  shop in Pender Harbour at  Maderia Park. His wife and son  Albert have arrived to join,  him in their new home at the  park.  their home in Pender Harbour.  Friends of Charles Heid will  be sorry to learn that he is a  patient in St. Mary's Hospital.  uteofc  And I mean save wear, and that means saving money  This improved RPM Motor Oil is a wonder oil, no foolin'.  I've got customers who wouldn't take any other oil  again and that's about the best advertisement any  product can have.  -<* ���'."���'  During the war, Standard ccrkhi't make a compounded  Oil for us folks, but it's Lack now and does it wake a  difference!  Try It for yourself���get RPM from your Standard Dealer.  i JUST A MINUTE! You 11 he taking  r   A tr:ip in your car this summer. Ask your  y  Standard Dealer/or a Credit Card.  mYotill find it a real handy  gadget.  ��� ��� . unprov  . . . compoizn  plunging 900 miles north to the  Arctic coast, 900 miles westward,  then 1,200 miles back up the  Mackenzie valley to Edmonton.  The midway point in the trek  will be Cambridge Bay, with  important stops enroute at Eskimo Point, Baker Lake and  Perry River.  Near Baker Lake the force  will pass throught the rarely  visited land of Musk-ox���the  strange animals from whom the  exercise has taken its name.  Next stage of the route lies  over 400 miles of unmapped  country between Baker Lake  and the rtic Ocean���unmapped  except for Back River which  was discovered, travelled and  surveyed in 1834 by Capt. Back  of the Royal Navy. Although it  is as big as the South Saskatchewan River, there has been  only one other recorded journey  developed two  years ago when 400 were made  for a proposed invasion of Norway. On 15 of the 400, armor  has come off and a cab substituted to protect the driver and  three passengers. Muskox will  prove whether or not these are  the logical vehicles for the extreme north country.  No. 1 Air Supply Unit of the  RCAF Transport Command has  undertaken to supply the expedition. Huge, twin-engined  Dakotas, work-horses of World'  War Two, will fly to the moving  force from bases at Churchill,  Yellowknife, and Norman Wells.  Sections of army dropping  crews will drop by parachute  3,800 pounds of fuel and supplies daily���weather permitting.  Their flights will be supple-  m e n t e d by single-engined  Norsemen on skis.  SECHELT  Alice A. French  Correspondent  At the recent annual meeting  of  Women's  Auxiliary  to  the  Canadian-Legion the following  officer were elected. Mrs. Jane  Nickson,    honorary    president;  Mrs. F. French president; Mrs.  C. Arnold 1st vice-pres.; Miss J.  Allen 2nd vice-pres.; Miss A.  James 3rd vice-pres.; Mrs. C.  Prince treasurer; Mrs. C. Wheeler secretary; executive committee, Mrs. B. Power, Mrs. McKay  and Mrs. G. Batchelor; Mrs. W.  Elliot, sergeant at arms.  CORRECTION  Red Cross officers are as follows: Mrs. W. Allan, president;  Mrs. F. French 1st vice-president; Mrs. Geo. Batchelor, sec-  treas.; correcting the error in  last issue when Mrs. D. Gilbert  was reported sec.-treas.  Good attendance at Sechelt  Improvement Association meeting with president Sidney McKay in the chair. Delegates Mr.  Elliot and Mr. McKay reported  an interview with officials of  Union Estates with regard to  the much discussed water project and letters were read with  reference to the rural route for  this area.  Herbert Gargrave, M.L.A.  gave a very lucid report on affairs concerning the MacKenzie  riding. There was a moment of  hilarity when one member suggested tying Mr. Gargrave up  and putting him away in the  little cupboard until such time  as he got some decent work  done on the roads. Anyway Mr.  Gargrave was very, sporting  about all and advised the meeting would do all he could at the  coming session.  HISTORY  REPEATS  ITSELFI  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 Canada know that the NEW styles  always appear in EATON'S  catalogues.  T.  EATON C��  uwrso  Miilill PAGE 6  . THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B.C..  _      MONEY RAISED  roper  labits Shou  e Taug  AS   SO   MANY   mothers   complain of the poor appetites of  their children we will deal this  time with Proper Food Habits.  Having  been   assured  by  your  doctor that there is no physical  basis  for  the  poor  appetite  of  your  child  proper  food  habits  should  be   established   immed-  itely���you  cannot  start   at  too  early an age. A child will accept  an established routine  without  comment.     The     small     child  should have its meals alone or  with other small children only.  : The meal should be cooked and  served as attractively as possible  and   no  comments   whatsoever  should    be    made.    Don't    say  "Isn't that good?" about something   especially   attractive   or  very   soon   little   Johnny   will  wonder   why   similar   complimentary remarks are not made  about such an everyday item as  ; porridge and will then start to  be "Choosy" about his food. If  Johnny has a good appetite and  has never heard food discussed  he  will eat  it  without hesitation.   When   introducing   something new on his menu it is well  to give him just a very little at  first and if he does not appear  to   like  it   wait   two   or   three  weeks before giving it to him  again. There will of course be  times when he is not hungry in  which case just remove the food  and say nothing���of course, if  he  hasn't  eaten his  meat  and  vegetables he does not get his  pudding or anything else. If a  child   is   not   eating  his   meals  properly there should be absolutely no 'eating between meals'.  $end your personal problems to  '��������� \tok& column and we will d_t our  best to help you.  POWELL RIVER  JIM   CRAIGEN,   Correspondent  "Roberts Creek school will have  a school childrens' credit union  as soon as arrangements now  under way are completed," said  Mr. Butcher, president of the,  B.C. Credit Union League in an  address before the annual meeting of the Powell River Credit  union in the Dwight Hall last  week..  "This is our first experiment  in school credit unions", he said,  "but they have proved successful in Quebec and Alberta."  SPINAL OPERATION  Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Beck of  Powell River have left for Vancouver where Mr. Beck will  undergo a spinal operation. The  family will reside in Vancouver  for th? next few months.  \\ AERO CLUB; ���  -���  With an approval for their  proposed landing strip from the  Department of Lands safely  tucked away in their pockets,  members of the Powell River  Aero Club will shortly renew  their drive for full membership.  In company with Aero Club  and Board of Trade officials,  H. E. White, Department of  Lands Inspector, went over the  proposed strip last Friday afternoon and pronounced it good.  NO HEALTH UNIT  :��� Lack of trained personnel will  prevent establishment of pro-  vmcial health unit in Powell  ���Rivei(i for at least one year, a  meeting of district citizens was  informed Friday night. It may  be possible, however, to obtain  the services of a part-time sanitary inspector.  WITH PARIAMENT getting back to work, and  a labor surplus looming on the home market  the people all over B.C. have every reason to  expect a renewed road program and some honest workmanship and results. The road problem has been and is still being kicked all over  the province and into the Peace River block,  and it seems to us that if the same energy was  used to meet responsibilities as'is used by many  of our leaders to dodge them we should have  today one of the finest road systems on the  continent.  It may come as a shock to our trusted M.L.A.'s  soon to meet in Victoria, but we on the Sechelt  Peninsula, and along the lower coast and taking  in the Howe Sound Area have a road problem.  We haven't one single road deserving of the  name or the traffic it bears, and some very important parts o�� this area.haven't any roads,of ���  any nature at all���not even bad ones.  It is time that every official and unofficial  body in this area took it upon themselves to let  Victoria know that we need a road rebuilding  program here. It is useless to watch the scrapers  shift a little bit of surface dust back and forth  when  every car,  truck,  bus  and taxi driver  knows with every one of the 5,000 chuck-holes  to the mile that the road-bed is shot and needs  rebuilding. Repairs are not lasting because  there is no foundation suited to take the type  of repairs in use.  Since the different road officials up here  are not getting results from their suggestions  as to what needs to be done we take this oppor-  unity to remind the public-spirited public  works department that we need a ripper over  all our roads between Halfmoon Bay to Gibson's Landing, followed by a gravelling foundation, followed by grading and oiling.  It is worse than feeble to proclaim that suitable'road building material is not available at  low cost in adequate quantities. It is lying on  the beaches waiting while the logging companies, (which must take care of their equipment at their own expense) build roads of  which the whole area, is Jealous, using as their  basethe'much?despised'beach'grkveTl  Personally we hope that the taxintrucH  drivers group realize soon that their proposed  delegation will get no results while they negotiate from this end of the Strait of Georgia,  other than develop the letter writing ability  of their secretary.  Scout-Guide Week  FOR 170,000 Canadian boys and girls, and their  parents and friends too, the week of Feb. 17  to 23 has a special interest. It is Boy Scout-  Girl Guide Week in Canada. The observance  of this week is not an appeal for funds, but  rather a week dedicated to the purpose of telling the public how these movements came into  being, how they seek to serve boys and girls,  and why in less than forty years they have  spread to every part of the world, embracing  within their fellowship millions of young  people of every race, color and creed.  When Lord Baden-Powell first introduced  Scouting in Great Britain in 1908, little did he  think that the ideals of a happy useful life suggested by his program, would within a decade  be adopted in nearly fifty foreign countries, in  addition to more than forty parts of the British  Empire. It is unlikely too that he realized that  his program would sweep across -all*barriers?-.of -m  race, and color and creed.  Therein liesmueh Of the greatness; arid influence of the Boy Scout .and Girl Guide Movements. The sound training for good citizenship  they provide is well recognized. The contribution they make toward solving the juvenile  delinquency problem is widely known. That  boys and girls who have had scout and guide  training, almost invariably become upright citizens is generally accepted.  Noted in Passing  The man who is always out for himself is  always in bad with others.  ��� ���������'  A nation which accepts no blame for the conditions in the world can do nothing to remedy  them.  ��� *    ���  It's right to pull for a good man but far  better to pull with him.  ��� ���    ���  Some people think they have to keep growling to get a bear living.  Children are the product either of our time  or of our spare time.  It's not what I possess but what possesses  me.  Wxt ��oast l$zws  Published Every Friday  by  The Coast News Limited  Registered office���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  It was always a vision of the founder of the  Scout and Guide Movements, that they would  play a part in the building of a world fellowship. It was a vision, perhaps impossible of accomplishment is less than 40 years, and yet no  doub,t it has played a part in laying the foundations, and will play an ever greater part as  the years unfold. The tremendous services rendered their countries by Scouts and Guides during the war, and the splendid work they are  now doing in the rehabilitation of the movements in the devastated countries is proof that  the spirit is there and unbroken. What is needed  is an expansion of that spirit and of their forward-looking world outlook, to an even wider  circle of boys and girls, both in this country  and throughout the world.  Lord Rowallan, Chief Scout of the Empire,  who is to visit Canada this year recently expressed the belief "that S^butih^ andyVGiridhig  is one of" the few real Slopes for a better understanding among the peoples of the world, fOr  it is a common basis on which people of all  countries and creeds can meet." If Boy Scoutr  Girl Guide Week did nothing more than to emphasize and spread abroad that youthful spirit  of tolerance, fellowship and friendship, it  would serve a purpose which would be felt  around the world.  Poet's Corner  REST  NELL M. PHILLIPS  Beneath a blanket white the earth is sleeping.  The snow lies smooth upon her rugged breast.  While all the flowers and bulbs are taking  Once more their long refreshing rest.  Again to waken when the springtime's calling  And pussy willows burst upon the trees  When birds will sing their sweetest carol  And violet scent is wafted on the breeze.  Fottnajau^nfije^  To make the-'world alt over fresh and new,  To paint the sunrise in a richer color,  And drench the grass and flowers with dew.  All mortals too need rest that they may waken,  Refreshed  and  strengthened  with  a  courage  strong,  That they may face the days that lie before  them  Unfaltering though the way be long.  The answer to atomic bombs is a spiritual  upheaval.  ��� ��� ��� ���  We've had victory over our enemies.   Now  for victory over ourselves.  "My principals aren't so high," said a school  boy, "that I can't live up to them."  ��� ������.'������.  After a bad break do you go to pieces or pick  up the pieces?  ��� *   *  It's cutting corners that dulls our edge.  Cedric Reid has sold his boat  "Ludo", and a new boat under  construction for him at Fraser  Boat Works. The new,boat was  to have have been a 36-foot  troller with a 110 h.p. motor.  20-DAY LEAVE  Clifford Edwardson   is  home  on a twenty day leave from his i  until   stationed  in   Camp  Borden, Ontario.  DISCHARGED l  Bob Lee has received his dis- j  charge from the Army.  Ed Wray is confined in St. j  Mary's Hospital with an injured^  back. i  RETURNEES J  Patsy Lee was in Vancouver |  on a two-weeks visit and ar- G  rived home accompanied by her |  sisiter Leona, who has been!  away for the past two years,     m  Miss Helen MacKay, who ��  formerly worked in Murdock's-��  Store, has arrived home after ��  spending several months iny1  Vancouver.  VANCOUVER MEETING       ,  Mrs. R. Edwardson accompan|  ied   by   one   of   her   youhgei,  daughters   went to   Vancouver!  recently to meet her oldest son,|?  Norman who arrived home afte$jj|  serving 3 1-2 years as a drive%  in the Canadian Army Servic  Corps.  Mrs. Mort Douglas arrived  home after a lengthy visit ii:  Vancouver  LOGGING FINISHING 1}  Mr. and Mrs. Frank* Gough|  and their children have beer|  guests of Mrs. Gough's brotherg  and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrsf  Albert Edwardson, while Fran&J  was helping to wind-up a small)  logging show of Gibson an<|  McNeill Logging Co., just comf  pleted at Garden Bay.  '    FORMER NURSE .���  Miss Marie Breer, formerly a  member of the nursing staff aj  St. Mary's Hospital, visited MrMj  Margaret Welch in VancouVeJ  who was also a nurse in thfe  same hospital.  Miss . Breer's  return   to   hejj  home  in  Ontario was  delay eM'  for awhile due to an infecte*  foot.   She has  recovered  fror|  this and is on her way home. y|j  ENGAGEMENT X      |]  The    engagement    of    Ninsf  youngest daughter: of. Mr. an<|  Mrs. Martin Warnock, to Stai  younger son  of Mr.  and Mrfj  William Almas, of Egmont, hag  been announced.  LACK OF MATERIAL J  The construction of the ney!  float and approach at Madeirfj  Park is being held up due t||  the lack of material.  Reader's Right  m  If  Editor; Coast News,  Coast News.  Dear Sir,  The people of the Kieindalcl  area would like to offer a bou-f  quet to their road foreman, Mr}  Dave Pollock, who, we feel, is  doing a fine job for his limite<|  resources, and lack of co-oper*i  afion from sources that should*  be giving assistance.  The part of the road under  Mr. Pollock's supervision is iril  fairly good condition, and manyf  car drivers have mention the!  fine shape it is in for this timet  of year. I  Personally I have noticed that(j  Mr. Pollock is on the job  inp  rain or shine, is always on time |  and puts in a full eight hour!  day, and works steadily On re-1|  pairing, grading, etc. He seems I  in these comments, for I havef||  heard many favorably remarks!  On his efficiency as a road fore- I  man.-.  ' - 'M  Mrs. C. Harper.    II Friday, February 22,1936  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 7  aismi  (A recent issue of "Ubyssey", student publication of the University of British Columbia,  contained an article on the logging industry.  Written by "Jabez?', a lad who appears to know  the ropes, the piece gives a new slant on the  industry and is good for quite a few laughs.)  THE LOGGING industry is primarily for cutting trees. When it has cut enough trees' it  throws them in the water and they are washed  up on the* beach and make swell places for  beach-fires. We should all, therefore, admire the  logging industry and prevent forest fires, which  annoy it very much.  The first thing needed for a logging industry  is a forest, preferably a forest of trees. Trees  have, on the whole, been found to make the  best lumber, and every effort should be made  to start a logging camp in a region where there  are trees.  LOGGING FOR BEGINNERS  Trees are usually found by a man called a  surveyor, who goes out with his dog and finds  all the trees you want by keeping away from  cities-and highway. The dog has been found invaluable for this purpose, and has his own  sleeping quarters, called a pup-tent.  Once a tree has been found, a man with a  Swedish accent is sent out to cut it down. This  man, known as a "faller", can easily be identified by the fact that he yells "timber!" just  before the tree falls down.  Unfortunately, if you are close enough to a  |faller to hear him yell "timber!" you.will probably be killed by the tree when it falls down.  This is known as workman's compensation and  is quite popular.  Besides his axe and his Swedish accent, the .  faller must take along a friend who is a "buckler". This man saws the big tree, once it is felled,  iinto a lot of little trees, making it look like  [imore and fooling the company.  DONKEY SERENADE  Wherever the faller and bucker go they are  followed by a donkey. This donkey pulls itself  along by means of a line attached to a winch.  By turning the winch, the line shortens until  the donkey is fairly close to the tree. Then some  more men, caled "chokermen", approach the  tree and choke it with a line attaghect to .the ���  winch of; the donkey/7When they' think they  have choked the tree enough, the chokermen  chout to" a little man sitting on a stump.  The little man is the "whistlepunk" and when  the chokermen shout at him he hoots his whistle  back at them and the winch starts revolving  furiously, bringing the tree closer to the donkey, and probably rolling over one of the  chokermen, providing more workmen's compensation, which is appreciated by all con-  erhed.  The donkey keeps turning its winch until the  tree hasbeenhau^ci up to what is called a "cold  leek pile". This cbrisists of a large number of  trees heaped together so that they can be taken  iway. Here, another donkey, much larger than  the first and with a considerable number of  rinches revolving with steam coming out of the  \  ends, is brought up. By now the loggers are all  excited to see what will happen next.  SIMPLE OPERATION  First the tree is loaded onto a flat-car by the  first loader and the second loader. The first  loader is the loader who gets killed first when  the winches toss around the logs. The second  loader is only allowed to get killed after the  first loader, and therefore receives less pay.  During this operation, the donkey becomes so  excited turning its winches that it gives off  sparks. To counteract this, it is necessary to  hire a "spark-chaser", who chases the spark  into the woods until one or the other is extinguished.  When the tree has been placed on the flatcar,  it becomes a log. This is made official by a  "scaler", a man who climbs up on the loads and  measures the logs in board feet. When the locomotive engineer thinks the scaler has measured  enough board feet, he starts the train, throwing the scaler off the loads and usually killing  him. Besides the workman's compensation in- .  volved, this helps to amuse the locomotive engineer and prepares him for the arduous journey  ahead.  During the trip, the logs depend for their  welfare upon two men who sit on top of the last  load of logs with their knees crossed. These are  known as "brakemen", or "brakies", and it is  their function to annoy the locomotive as much  as possible. They do this by jumping off the  train, seizing switches, and forcing the locomotive into a siding. Then they wave their  arms at one another until the locomotive is  obliged to go to the back- of the train in disgrace. The train then starts off again with the  locomotive tamely pushing, instead of pulling  and fuming at the sight'of the two "brakies"  now sitting on top of the front load, with their  knees crossed.  Thus, when the locomotive reaches the sea,  it is in an excellent mood to hurl all the logs  into the water and stalk back into the woods in  a huff. What the locomotive doesn't know, of  course, is that this is exactly what the company  wants it to do. For, as soon as the locomotive  has gone, a number of men appear on the logs,  and start sticking them with sharp poles to see  if they are ripe. %  5Jlhese^,-are-the-"boommen", whose--job con���  sists chiefly of staying on the logs without falling into the water. At this point, another scaler  appears to see whether the dead scaler up in  the woods has correctly counted the number  of board feet in the logs.  Unfortunately this scaler is maintained by the  government and the company cannot kill him  off. Unless, of course, there is a change in the  government, in which case the company can  obtain permission without much difficulty.  Finally, a tug comes into the bay to take  away all the logs that have been found td be  ripe and showing the-proper number of board  feet. When it is a suitable distance out to sea,  the tug is struck by a sharp storm, losing most  of its logs, which are washed up on the beaches,  where they are quickly demolished by a swarm  of beach parties.  T R. GODFREY  AND COMPANY LTD.  GJBSmrS L AffJ>IN(g r  General Trucking  and Fuel  B. C.'S BIGGEST TREE  British Columbia has grown  some mighty big trees and it  appears it has also produced  some mighty big stories about  these trees. Although trees with  a diameter of twenty-isx feet  have supposedly grown in the  Lower Mainland region of the  province there are, apparently,  no records to substantiate this  boast. A tree with an alleged  diameter of twenty-two feet  was cut in North Vancouver  but since this was a cedar and  hollow in the centre authorities  intend to disallow this a contender. There is, however, pic-  torially recorded, in Vancouver  and the Provincial Archives, a  Douglas Fir, cut (in what is now  the centre of Vancouver in 1886.  This tree measured 14 feet 4 inches in diameter. Certainly, a  grand-daddy among firs.  Use the Ad-briefs . . . for profit and satisfaction.  LAND CLEARED  For    Estimates  Get  In   Touch   With  Jim   Morgan  Half moon bay  "Prompit Attention To Mail Orders!"  + RESTMORE FURNITURE:   Beds, Springs, Mattresses  '.���'..���* '���'.���'  ^General Electric APPLIANCES: Radios, Refrigerators  &  ���    Washing Machines  ^ FURNITURE: Occasional Tables, Cedar Chests, Lamps etc  DOR AN S FURNITURE  WESTVIEW, B. C. - Phone 230  Wm. McFADDEN  510  West   Hastings Street  VANCOUVER  ���  at Gibson's  Landing  EACH  Friday and Saturday  Eyes Examined arad Glasses  Fitted  These articles are printed by  request of readers interested in  raising rabbits as a paying  hobby.  Few hobbies are as fascinating or as profitable as raising  "Chin-Chin", (giant Chinchilla)  rabbits.  This famous strain is the latest edition of the Chinchilla rabbit, being the largest yet developed and having a lovely dense  blue under-fur. Authorities in  the fur trade agree that "chin-  chin" is the most beautiful and  most valuable of all rabbit furs.  Five different bands are noticed,  and the fur-trade is anxious to  obtain quantities of these pelts,  as this particular fur can be  made into full length coats, natural, or put through a process  called velvetizing. Velvetized  fur is very similar to the fur of  the' genuine Chinchilla, but in  no way related. (More at a later  date).  The raising of chin-chins offers opportunities to people of  medium and small means. They  can be raised with only limited  cash consideration, time and  accomodation.  If one possesses a liking for  animals, it is easy to make a  success of animal raising. The  work, is light and pleasant, provides an interesting interlude in  the days events, and the pleasure derived is increased by the  knowledge that the venture and  fruits of it are in a special sense  'ones very own.'  We are going to consider the  rabbit industry on a commercial  basis:  Many things must be considered if we are to have any hope  of making a profit. First and  most important step is the selection of stock. Always but the  finest and most pofitable stock  obtainable. Why pay out money  -for   ordinary   rabbits-' when   it  costs no more to keep rabbits  which will give the best results  financially, and which you will  be proud to own. We must cel-  ect a rabbit which gives us not  only the best of fur but "wjhich  will also supply the best possible meat for the market. The  texture and flavor of rabbit  meat aries with different breeds,  the same as it does in other  livestock. Size is another important factor to consider, as  this means more meat and larger pelts.  We cannot all afford to go in  for the higher priced animals  such as fox and mink, but we  can all afford to keep a few  rabbits. The rabbit industry is  well established and growing  steadily, with more and more  people deriving pleasure and  profit from it.  GAS  [Che Standard��! Quality  Wilson Creek  Garage Ltd  Vulcanizing synthetic  tubes a speciality!  Automobile Accessories  and Repairs  =���...    ���      ���   ���        ���'.:��� --V   ������������      - ,  Hard to Believe  ^^ TRUE/  ALEX MACKENZIE  Mgr., Secty.-Treas.  Less  Than  Per  Week  r  Sound  Business  Management  Over 20 years business  in B. C; over half a  million dollars paid  beneficiaries. Directors  include:  President  DR. D. A. DUNBAR  Physician and Surgeon  Vancouver  W. F. McCLINTOCK  Office & Traffic Mar.  Kelly Douglas & Co.  W. M. fAirweather,  O.B.E.  Poultry Farmer  Port Hammond  JOSEPH OLIVER  Voncouw Barrister  A. TOM ALSBURY  Vancouver High School  �� Teacher  WILL LEAVE YOUR FAMILY  *250(h��r!  YES, IT'S TRUE! You can obtain this $2500  insurance protection for the exceptionally.  Sow cost of LESS than 50c weekly. Here's  sound Life Insurance on a NON-PROFIT  basis. That's why the premium rate is so  unusually low. This policy is obtainable  ONLY from The FAMILY ASSURANCE  Society���a B. C. organization with a 20 year  record of sound business management.  YOU OWE IT TO YOUR FAMILY ond to yourself to  own this Low-Cost protection. Write today for full  particulars���the facts will amaze you!  ACl lOday Handy Coupon  It isn't a question of ''WILL I?" . . . It's "CAN I?" quolify.    You must to  good health and not over 47 years of oge  (male or female)  to apply.  FAMILY ASSURANCE SOCIETY  553 Granville Street Vancouver, B. C. Phone PA 47S9  Gentlement:���Please   furnish   me   (without   obligation)    particulars   regardfap  your low-cost insurance.  T  INMf������� mi i ���������   in  i��imi  AD D R ESS       ��� ��� .....   AGE       OCCUPATION., PAGE ��  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Friday, February 22,1936  Mrs. Marie Saari  at Nanaimo  THE death occurred suddenly  iii Nanaimo recently of Mrs.  Elizabeth Marie Saari. She is  survived by her husband, Mr. M.  V. Saari, and two young children, Robert and Hazel.  Born in Powell River, Mrs.  Saari had been resident of  Campbell River for some time  and had only recently taken up  residence in Nanaimo.  Besides her immediate family  she is survived by her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith, and  two brothers and three sisters,  John M. William S., Margaret  K., Diana I., and Jacqueline G.,  all residents of Campbell River.  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.  Thomas  BEASLEY  General  Merchant  Bus stop at Sports  Fishing Centre  HALFMOON BAY  V  Specializing in  Standard Oil Products  A. McPhee Again  Heads P. R.  Credit Union  ELECTION of officers at the  eighth anual meeting of the  Powell River- Credit Union in  Dwight Hall Friday night, saw  president Archie McPhee returned for a third term. A. R.  Glen was elected vice-president  and Henry Morris, Ethel MacKenzie, Thos. Hobson and Aubrey McKinnon were elcted to  the executive. There were no  major changes in the committee  officials.  PROGRESS MADE  In giving his preport, Mr. McPhee stressed the great progress  which the Credit Union made  during the year. He referred especially to the increase in membership, which jumped from 602  in 1944 to 732 in 1945, and to  the gain in share capital which  brings the total invested by  members, to $68,000. He also  commended the various committee members on the faithful  performances of their duties.  Touching on the forthcoming  Credit Union league convention,  which will be held here in  June, Mr. McPhee stated that  the convention must be in the  Powell River tradition. Over  150 delegates will be present  and everything possible will be  done to make their sojourn here  a pleasant one.  Credit Union insurance  schemes were explained to the  members, as well as the bonding  program and the Robert's Creek  school experiment. In this last,  the Inspector of schools and a  Credit Union league inspector  are co-operating in an effort to  teach the value of saving to  children of the Robert's Greek  school near Sechelt.  After the business meeting,  dancing was enjoyed in the  large hall.  Dangerous Voyages  DURING nearly six years of  war, vessels owned or operated by the Canadian National  (West Indies) Steamships sailed  more than 4,500,000 miles in enemy submarine infested waters  of the Atlantic and the Pacific.  All of the ships were in war  service either as fighting ships  or transporting troops, munitions, persons on war business,  and foodstuffs to soldiers and  civilians of the Allied Nations  and the peoples of countries  freed from the Nazis.  ass  Sunset Hardware  GIBSON'S  LANDING  We Have a Full Line oi  PLUMBING SUPPLIES  Order Your  FRIGIDAIRES  BEATTY WASHERS  WESTINGHOUSE  ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES  From Us Now!  Agents tor  CLARE JEWEL STOVES  EGMONT  Rev. G. Cameron, who arrived  about the middle of Janusp^  is pinch-hitting as Egmont  School teacher. The district has  been without a teacher for  nearly a year.  STORK   SHOWER  A "stork shower" was held  recently in the home of Mrs. D.  McNutt in honor of Mrs. C. B.  Griffith, a war bride from Britain.  RETURN   FROM   HOLLAND  Benny Vaugn ,son of Mr. and  Mrs. George Vaugn, arrived  home recently from Holland  where he had served with the  Canadian  Overseas Forces.  MARRIAGE  William May, of Pender Harbour, and Minnie, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Herman Boutillier  of Egmont, were united in marriage a short time ago.  SEATON POINT  New owners of Seaton Point  are Mr. and Mrs. Warhurst who  arrived in the district on New  Year's eve.  CHANGE-OVER  Leaving the logging industry  for the fishing lure, Mr. D. McNutt has purchased a 28 foot  troiler and will work during the  summer with his brother Fred  McNutt who already owns a  troller,   "Blueback  II".  FISH-BUYER  New fish-buyer on the fishermen's co-operative scow replacing George Kimberley is  William Almas, an experienced  mont for several years,  fisherman and resident ot Eg-  NEW HOME  Mr. and Mrs. George Kimber-  ly have moved into their new  home formerly owned by Victor  Cramp.  RETURNS  TO  EGMONT  Jim Hafey and Victor Cramp  have returned to Egmont after  spending four months in Vancouver preparing for salmon  trolling.. .   '    . ��� , ���    .'  LUMBER MILL  Gilmour Bros, mill is operating again, cutting lumber for  the local market.  HALF MOON BAY  W. Sutherland, Correspondent  Mrs. E. Pearson went to Vancouver for a couple of days  Tuesday, via Howe Sound  Ferry.  The following went to town  Sunday last: Mrs. Jack Burrows, Frank Lyons, Mr. Duff,  Mrs. J. Sutherland.  SEWING  CIRCLE   '  Ladies of Halfmoon Bay recently formed a sewing circle.  First meeting was held in the  home of Mrs. K. Flemerfelt and  the second was held in the home  of Miss Elk, local school teacher. The ladies lost no time in  starting to sew. dresses and  items of clothing for children  looked after by Church Missions.  HARD-TIME DANCE  Some of the resident of the  Bay sallied forth on Saturday  night in their best bib-and-  tucker to attend the hard-time  dance sponsored by the Pender  Harbour Badminton Club. The  thought of paying a 25c fine  for not wearing gingham dresses and overalls didn't seem to  frighten them.  SILVER: SANDS  Ladies of Silver Sands have  started a sewing club with the  object of raising money to purchase a piano for the school.  At the first meeting, called by  Mrs. A. E. Ritchey, it was decided to meet every other Friday. Next meeting was to be  held at the home of Mrs; A. C.  Isaac.  MRS. GEO. CORMACK.  Correspondent  Davis Bay now has a resident  "accredited" beach-comber in  the person of Mr. W. H. Arnott.  Daily we hear the put-put of h?s  boat towing its logs, and soine  landmarks and relics that have  implanted themselves throughout the decades.  SEA-WEALTH  One doesn't always realize  the potential wealth of our  coast-line brought to us by the  winds tides and currents. The  sea is an unstinted giver���fish  for food, seaweed for gardens,  firewood for our comfort, and  logs for the mill.  A number of Davis Bay resi-  VALENTINE TEA  dents attended the Valentine tea  given under the auspices of the  Sechelt V.O.N, on Feb. 14.  IN CITY  Mrs. A.  Gibbons is a visitorv%  in the city.  SELMA PARK HOME  Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hewitt now  have   possession   of   their   new  home at Selma Park,  (the for-   ,  mer residence of Mr. and Mrs.  Hearns).  LEAVING FOR CITY  Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Matthews,  son Dennis, and daughter Dorothy, will be leaving shortly to  take up residence in their new  home, recently purshaed in  Vancouver;  IN AND OUT OF CITY  Mrs. Thos. Turner, Miss  Louise Mills, Mr. T. Higgenson.  Miss Mills and Mr Higgenson  were guests of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Higgenson of Vancouver.  Miss Mildred Mills is a guest  at the home 6f Mr, and Mrs.  Walter Mills..  Cupid,farmed with bow and  quiver of arrows visited Davis  Bay last week, as evidenced  with several valentines and  boxes of candy.  PICTURE SHOW  GIBSON'S HALL  Every Week. Watch for the  Posters!   Shorts,  News,   and  Feature Photoplay  JERVIS WATER  TRANSPORT  PENDER HARBOUR  TOWING  AND  CHARTER  SERVICE  ���  Operated  By  W. H. HEARD  PENDER HARBOUR  MRS. D. ERICKSON  Correspondent  Welcome newcomers to the  district are Mr. and Mrs. J. S.  Browning and family who have  purchased the Geo. Gilbertson  home.  Mrs. Browning intends operating a pedigree kennel in the  near future.  ORCHESTRA LEADER  Prutt Jackson, well known  local musician, is opening in  New Westminster soon with a  12-piece dance band, and intends an extended tour of Vancouver Island and the mainland  when weather conditions improve.  We all wish you the best of  luck, Prutt.  STANDARD  OIL STATION  Construction of the new standard Service Station on the  south-east corner of the highway and the logging road is  scheduled to start immediately.  APOLOGIES  Your correspondent is sorry  over the lack of local news in  recent issues, but other activities had not allowed enough  time for correspondent reporting.  :  MEET YOUR FRIENDS  AT  Wakefield Inn  SPECIAL BUS  Every Saturday Night  Leaves Gibson's ��� 6:30 p.m.  Leaves Wakefield���-11:00 p.m.  TRANSFER  "REDROOFS"  HALFMOON BAY  General Trucking  Let us help you solve  your transportation  problems!  MURDOCH  Marine Supply  ��� FRESH   MEATS  ��� HARDWARE  ��� SHELL OIL  ��� FISH CAMP  Pender Harbour  t>%    MJ_> ---%ym:  Coastal Utilities! Co.  PENDER HARBOUR, B?C.  for  Radio and Electrieal  Service  operated by  F��� S. Brooks 17 years experience

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