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 ^,������������������J������ra��a'  "PROVINCIAI; LIBRA ST  VIQTORIA  *������ 'f  L1BRAHY       \  Engines for the two ferries  being built by Coates Aircraft  Ltd. for.the Howe Sound ferry service are being installed.  One boat is expected to be in  operation next week. Each ferry is a 32-foot non-sinkable  screw type, and will carry 30  ' passengers. Automatic fire extinguishers are installed. The  boats have a speed of 30 knots.  The eastern terminal has  been changed to Fisherman's  Cove. "This is a recent decision  resulting from the poor state of  docking facilities -: at Horseshoe  Bay*" said manager Ballentine.  ..V'A squamish wiiid is bound to  y occur from time to time and  y��hus considerable confusion  will Result if we have to shift  ibur terminus to -Fisherman's.  The latter place, from all the  data we can obtain, is as nearly  van all-weather'harbour, as we  can'hope for. It  involves more  ���mileage for the ferry and cost  to us, but saves passengers a  little on bus  fares.  .\.'y "We' would ;ask( the public's  indulgence :fory^-tiihe until we  iron out all the kinks."  START LOGGING  AT MISSION CITY  HALF   MOON BAY^-    Milton  J: Conley and Roy Little, formerly employed by the Osborne  Logging    Company     at    Half  Moon Bay, are starting logging  operations of . their r own at'. the  Fraser" Valley -&ty.^ ^";-  f   Roy has written to  say that  he and^ Milton, have fought 3  PUB_.XS-_-D  BY   _���_���_   COAST  NEWS,   _.X_____SI>  Business Office: Half Moon Bay, B- C.      .rational Advertising- Office: Powell Stiver, b.  C.  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  Cheekeye,  etc.  HALF MOON BAY, B. C, Wednesday, October 24th, 1945      5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail j  Vol. 1, No. i5  Four Names on Election Ballot  Two Main Contenders  In Provincial Election  FARMS YIELD  BUMPER CROPS  KLEINDALE���   Bumper   crops  are reported this year from  all parts of the district.  The farms of Fred Klein and  Ed Meyers have yielded many  tons of fine potatoes, and Earl  Laughlin's vines are loaded  with luscious grapes, the heaviest production for years. He  has raised a large number of  watermelons this year as well.  Heavy crops of tomatoes are  being harvested on all farms.  Funeral services were held  on Tuesday, October 16, in Vancouver for Clara Freaner, age  71, of Wilson Creek, who passed away on October 13.  Surviving are four sisters,  Mrs. W. Anderson, Vancouver;  Mrs. Frank Jayne of Illinois;  Mrs. James Turnbull of Hazel-  ton and Miss Harriett Horbury  Cumberland, V.I. Two brothers,  Joe and Jack Horbury, also live  at Cumberland.  HERBERT GARGRAVE  ;      CCF Candidate  VISITORS FROM  AFRICA STOPPING  AT DAVIS BAY  W. V. "PAT" THOMSON  Coalition Ca��did��t��, *   ^  HERBERT Gargrave, CCF can-  ?^  didate-was elected 'to,, the fp#||^  pf^^WiirenF:bothy of:"OntanoT'are  DAVIS   BAY-^Mr; y Donald  -#KP: .* -T-.'���ji il ���^ ^.. .__ -: x-l_"  M  'frave^fe^'^  the logs on their first settings  They also hayey the crop harvested oh the Conley farm and  are really free to log now.  Roy reports that the pheasant  season is dpen and the countryside is coyer ed with hundreds  of hunters. The deer seem to  be plentiful too. Milton Conley got a nice big buck and so  did Roy Little's father.  SelmaPark  in the constituency.  ig^inf active trades unionist and  fiorn in Lond6n, England, in* ^ccupied the position of presi  Here  .SECHELT���A recent visitor to  ;.,.  Sechelt was the distinguished  "Mary   Fletcher   of Vancouver:  Mrs. Fletcher is a guest of Mr.  y and Mrs. W. J. Mayne at "Glen-  dalough" ,and is a well-known  lecturer  for the British Israel  . Association.  Her family was the first to  I pitch   tents' oii  the   spot  now  known as Sehha JPai-k^ the exact spot of their first camp be-  yihg just above the present Union Steaniship wharf. Year after yestr they came-^froniy 1^12  until 1921���until the. Company  notified    them   that    a   wharf  would be built at their camp-  hsite;   They  still   enjoyed   summering in tents, but rented one  of the Company's cottages.  ,. Sechelt and Selma had by  this time such a hold on the affections Of the family that they  had decided it was one of the  most y beautiful spots on the  coast, and ho season is complete without a visit, however  brief, to the old camp-site.  y Mrs. Fletcher's father, Arthur  /Connellv. was employed by the  :Union Steamship Co. for many  years, and had reached the ripe  old age of eighty-four wheii he  retired from the Company's  service. He was a seasoned mariner, haying sailed the seven  seas for seventy years, only the  1905,' Mr. Gargrave was educated at public school and Reay  Central School, leaving in 1920.  He came to Canada in 1928, and  to B.C. in 1929. He is married,  and is a painter by trade, belonging to the Painters' Union  No/138 (AFL).  Mr. Gargrave joined the Socialist Party of B. C. in 1929,  and became its vice-president  in 1932. He was elected a member of the CCF provincial executive in 1935, and was secretary-treasurer from then until 1941. He was a member of  the National Council in 1938  and 1944, and was chairman of  the Trade Union Committee in  1943 ahd 1944.  Mr. Gargrave also acted as  assistant editor of the "Federa-  tionist", now known as the  "CCF News".  7 NAVAL CRAFT  SOLD TO MALIBU  Thomas F... Hamilton, owner  of the famed Malibu Club on  Princess Louise Reach, Jervis  Inlet, has'y purchased seven of  eleven Fairmile sea-going naval  craft offered for sale by the  ^air Assets Corporation. Each  vessel originally cost $105,000  to build, plus $90,000 fpr the  engines.  The   wooden   ships   have   a  speed of 25 knots. They are 112  feet, olng and are powered with '  two 600-h.p.  gasoline engines.  dent of Local 142, International  Brotherhood of Papermakers,  (AFL), in 1943 and 1944. Since  that time he has held an executive position in the union.  Mr. Thomson is a winderman  in the local mills; During the  war years he was most active  in Victory Loan campaigns, being chairman of the Payroll  Savings Committee for the 5th  and 6th loaps, and also acted  as assistant organizer for the  combined [Unit 13 campaigns in  the 7th and 8th Loans.  He has taken part in numerous activties designed to further the labor movement and  advance labor legislation. In  1942 he was on the B.C. executive of the Trades and Labor  Congress, and the following  year went to St. Louis, Mo., as  local delegate to the convention of the Papermakers' International Union. In 1941 he was  a delegate to the Calgary convention of the Congress.  Born near Cochrane. Alta., in  1908, he moved to Victoria in  1920 and to Powell River in  1931. He is married" and has two  children.  visitors at , Cormack's-by-the-  Sea, after six years as mining  engineers in the Roan Antelope  Copper .Mining Co. in Northern  Rhodesia.  Mr. McDonald has a most interesting collection of snaps of  African scenery and wild life,  including snaps of a successful  elephant hunt held under government supervision. The elephants were crashing and destroying dwellings and gardens  of natives who were living in  a hew agricultural development. The elephant is butchered and the meat dried and  smoked on the spot, then transported to the compounds for  use as food for native laborers  in the mines. Delicacies are the  liver and portions of the trunk  and feet.  Mr. Warren is a nephew of  Mrs. Cormack.  Other visitors of Mr, and  Mrs. Cormack's include Mrs.  Jean Walton and Mr. and Mrs.  M. Nicholson, all of Edmonton.  Mrs. A. Cawley is reported as  progressing, and expects to be  able to return home from Pender Hospital this week. Mrs.  R. Keley and baby daughter  are also expected home this  week. c  A.  N. Cotton, Correspondent  Cpl. D^ MacFarlane of the 2nd  Canadian Field Survey Co.,  RCA, is back home at Roberts  Creek after three ��� and a half  years overseas, where he 'went  from Normandy to Germany  with the Canadian forces. He is  spending 30 days leave with his  aunts, Mrs. G. M. MacFarlane  and Mrs. M. Pillar.  Harry G. Findlay of the RCN  VR is home on leave with his  parents^ Mr. and Mrs. H. S.  Findlay of Roberts Creek. Mr.  and Mrs. Findlay also have as  their guest Mrs. L. Hogg of-San  Francisco.  Mr. & Mrs. H. Bernhof have  moved into the home of Mr. T.  Loney, which they recently  purchased. Mr. and Mrs. Bernhof and their two children recently moved here from Kim-  berley. Mr. Loney had lived in  this house on the school .road  for 26 years. At present Tom is  working for Burns and Jackson  at Toba Inlet.  Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gibson,  the former Peggy Forrest, have  left for Brussels, Ont., to make  their home there.  Mr. and Mrs. Billy Pell are  spending, a month in Vancouver  and the Okanagan with,their  Mrs: G. T. Cotton had' all her  family    together     in     Roberts  Creek over the weekend of October 14th. Those present were  Miss  D.   M.   Cotton,   who   is   a  CSM  in "the   CWAC,   Mr.   and  Mrs.   A.   N.   Cotton   and   their  daughter   Margaret   Joan,   Mr.  and Mrs. R. H. Cotton and their  young   son   Frederick   Albert.  Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Cotton and  their baby daughter Janet Ann..  This is the first time in ten  years that Mrs. Cotton Sr.'s fa-  rnilv have  all been together.  Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Cotton had  just, arrived from Prince Rupert and stopped off here on  their way to Montreal, where  thev intend to make their new  home.  the Union . Steamship Co. being spent on shore duties, Mr.  Connally always declared that  the world's paradise is on the  Pacific Coast, and B. C. is its  central point.  Mrs. Fletcher hopes to estab  lish a series of meetings at Se-  last few years in the service of   chelt before long.  plans towards a better  educational system.  Mr. Schon as campaign manager also addressed the meeting. An informal discussion  was much enjoyed, with all  organizations of the area well  represented.  In a spirit of fun, Mr. Thomson's fortune was read in the  tea leaves in which he was assured he would enter a tall  stately building and achieve  great things.  The committee in charge of  the tea were: Mrs. Borradaile,  Mrs. Arnold, Mrs: Seely, Mrs.  Sawyer, Miss ftllen, Misfe  listened to with great attention " James, Mrs. MacDonald and  by the many ladies present. Mrs. Power. Mrs. J. J. Nickson  Pertinent questions were asked and Mrs. E. Morley presided  covering   the  road   policy   and     at the urns.  To ladies Group  The Conservative and Liberal women of Sechelt entertain-  *ed informally in honor of W. V.  'Pat' Thomson at a tea in the  Legion Hall on October 16, Mr.  Thomson is the Coalition candidate for Mackenzie riding, and  is a very capable speaker.  He outlined the past achiev-  ments of the Coalition government and what can be expected  of   it  in   the   future,  and   was  WOODFIBRE  Ida E. Preiss, Cdrrespondeni  _M______a_MH__H_BMM___B_������_���M���_������  The marriage is announced of  Shirley   Barbara,   daughter   of  Mr.  and Mrs. J. W. McKinnon,  1054 W.   12th   Ave,  Vancouver,  B.C., to Mr. Roy Watson, youngest son of Mrs. Wally  Brake,  Woodfibre, B.C.    The wedding  took place October 19 at Chal- .  mers   United    Church,  Rev.   J.  Melvin officiated.    The' couple  will reside in Vancouver.  BIRTHS  GUTHRIE���A daughter born to  Mr.   and Mrs. John  Guthrie,  on October 13, 1945.  STEVENS���A daughter born to  Mr.   and Mrs.  Jack Stevens,  on October 16, 1945.  Mr. Lester K. Bickell, chief  chemist of British Columbia  Pulp & Paper Co. Ltd., left on  Tuesday on an annual visit of  Eastern Rayon Mills in Canada  and the United States.  Mrs. MacDonald, who has  been the guest of her daughter  and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.  Norman Lea, has returned to  her home in Mountain Park,  Alberta.  Miss Ethel Clarkson svent  Please turn to Page 2 PAGE 2  .THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday, October 24th, 1945  -Wxz (Eoast Eeius  -BR-  MORE ABOUT  ADV  l\4.  I  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-T-  Waterfront lots and acreage "adjoining Wakefield Inn, at Sechelt. Harry A Erickson, 942 W.  Pender   Street,   Vancouver,    tf  CIRCULEX   HEALTH UNITS  A Circulex will give you relief  from arthritic, rheumatic or  neurotic pains���asthma, headaches, foot trouble, nervousness, insomnia, sinus, sciatica,  varicose veins, constipation,  hemorrhoids and other circulatory troubles. . Models from  $155 up. For descriptive literature, write Doran's Furniture  Co., Westview, \B. C.   FOR SALE-  ..36-Foot cod boat. Will make a  west coast troller. Good buy,  excellent condition, $1000 cash.  LSee or write Oliver Dubois, at  Pender Harbour.        23  WANTED���  Baby's play pen, good condition. Apply Mrs. K. E. Wood, at  Sechelt.     - 1  $100 REWARD!  For recovery of 300-lb. bull  block and rigging taken from  Half Moon Bay wharfs Cook &  Volen,  Half Moon Bay.  KEYS TO ORDER���  All kinds of keys made to order. Send sample you^wish duplicated. Muir's Hardware, at  Powell River (Westview) B.C.  FOR SALE���  Inboard motorboats for sale:  12-foot, % Briggs, $125. 12-foot  v-bottom, % Briggs, $135. 12-  foot clinker-built, 2 h.p. Briggs,  with fish poles, $225. Sunset  Hardware Store, Gibson's Ldg.   16  FOR  SALE���  One International 1-ton dump  truck, 6 speeds, duals, all new  tires, hydraulic hoist. Also 1931  panel delivery Chevrolet, good  running order, 6 good tires and  wheels. A. E. Ritchey, Half  Moon Bay.  7 tf  WEDDING STATIONERY���  Engraved or,standard wedding  invitations, announcements. Also wedding cake boxes, complete with cards, 95c dozen.  The Coast News, Halfmoon Bay  PICTURE  FRAMING���  Send your enlargements, photos, certificates to us for expert framing at low cost. Prices  before job is done, if you wish.  Cranberry Hardware, Powell  River, B. C.  NOTICE���  Join the theatrical group now  being formed by Brooker Academy of Music and Art. Junior and senior classes. Students  will be presented in revues &  plays, also making \and operation of marionette shows. The  Brooker School,   Sechelt.        tf  WE BUY AND SELL���  Rifles and shotguns bought and  sold; also all kinds of used  goods, furniture, clothing, tools  etc. Square Deal Store, West-  view, B. C.  FOR SALE���  Jersey-Guernsey heifer, due to  freshen in November, 2Yz years.  $100. George Gilbertson, Wilson Creek. 16  |  IN MEMQR1AM  TO   FRANCES      . ��� ���  The precious lilies are the  first to fall;  The finest first to fade;  The pure and dearest, -best of  all  At peaceful rest is. laid.  As some beautiful blossom  droops and dies  When 'tis hurt by the frost,  She faded from before our eyes,  And all too soon was lost.  But in God's heavenly garden,  Safe and free from pain,  Where the pure and fairest  flower grows,  We know well meet again  ���In   ever-loving   memory,  Eric and Inez  FOR SALE���  Rotary jet pump, Pumps &  Power make, Paramount deep-  well ejector type. 325 U.S. gallons per hour, 1-2 hp. GE 50-60  cycle single phase 115-230 volt  motor, switch box, vconduit piping and 42 gallon tank. Apply  J. P. Scarlett, Government Agent, Powell River, B. C. 2  SHOP by MAIL  from  Powell Stores Ltd  Powell River, B./C.  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  Alice A. French  Correspondent  Rn^nsB________________________S_0  Mrs. Margaret Bristow and  Mrs. Dorothy Bruin were guests  of Mr. and Mrs. F. French for  Thanksgiving week-end. Mrs.  Bruin was a physio-therapist,  with the commission of a lieutenant in the CAMC in the First  World War. She enlisted in  Toronto and afso served in the  Shaughnessy, Military Hospital  and was later transferred to  Qualicum. It was here that  she attended, her most famous  patient, the present l5uke of  Windsor. He was paying his  first visit to. Canada, and too-  enthusiastic Canadians had  shaken his right hand entirely  out,of commission.  Mrs. Bristow also served in  World War 2, and carried out  the old British tradition of dicing her bit, being a supervisor  at Vivian's war plant. Although  she suffered the loss of one son  Dave, the former tennis champ- ���,..  ion, she still carried on and  places a wreath on the Cenotaph for the Silver Cross  mothers on Remembrance Day.  We are glad to hear that Mrs.  George Batchelor will soon be  home. Mrs. Batchelor has been  ailing for sometime and coupled  with a tremendous amount of  war work, she is first vice-  president of the WA to the  Canadian Legion and sec-treasurer of the Red Cross, -;apparently rest is the order now.  She also had a son who has  paid the supreme sacrifice. One  wonders sometimes how tfrese  brave women carry on, and one  also   wonders  why  the  young  ' ,\ do not try to /share  the ,  work7?if not the burdens.    *"*'>'  PORT  MELLON  Violet Streeter  Mrs. Thelma Wali who has  been a patient at Tranquille  several months is reported to  well on the way to recovery,  Thelma has a wide circle of  friends throughout the district  and they will be glad to hear  she will be home in a couple of  months.  Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johanna-  sen are holidaying in Vancouver and Seattle.  Mr. Herb Ladd is leaving  Port Mellon. Mr. Ladd has  been very active in Union and  sport activities during the past  three years. We understand  that Herb is going into the agricultural business.  Pte:   W. * T:   Roberts   of the;  Seaforths  will  spend a  month  here with relatives prior to his  leaving for   his home in England.  Sgt. Russell Baer is spending  a couple of- days with Mr. and  Mrs. Victor Christianson after  five and one half years service  with the armed, forces.  The /Women's Service Club*  met at the home of Mrs. Victor  Christianson    on    October    10.  Continued from Page   1  several days visiting friends in  Seattle, Washington..  Lieut. Melville Hansen, RCE,  and Mrs. Hansen are visiting  Mr. and Mrs."Percy V."Parker,  the parents of Mrs. Hansen.  Among those journeying to  Vancouver on Sunday last to  visit the HMS 'IMPLACABLE'  were Messrs. "Ernest W. Preiss,  David Anderson, Douglas Anderson, David Anderson and  Harold Golden. The party  went to iibrsehoe Bay on the  launch "Barbara B", thence by  Many members   were  present.  Mr. ahd Mrs. Webber of Vancouver were recent guests of  Mr. and Mrs. Bill McGill.     >y.  Mrs. C. Belden and Mrs. Bill  McGill spent a holiday in Vancouver.  bus to Vancouver.  Miss Esther Campbell, who  was the week-end guest of Mr.  and Mrs. David Anderson, has  returned to Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. Albert S. Dailey  and their two sorts of New  Westminster were visiting with  Mr. and Mrs. Gustave E. Preiss  for several days.  The Canadian Legion Branch  held a successful Bingo night  in the Legion Hall on Saturday  last week.  For Sale . ��� .  CHOICE  WATERFRONT  "/v��    LOTS    r;r  At Porpoise   Bay   y  50 Feetswide, 300 feet long  .���.v$_pQ..,;'\^;i::.\^,?  A. CRUCIL       j  SECHELT, BiC.  FILM  -EACH WEEK-,  IRVINE'S LANDING ��� HALF* MOON BAY  SECHELT and ROBERTS CREEK  Oct. 22^-26 ^GENTLEMAN PROM ARIZONA*  with John King and Joan Barclay  "'yy,:.<&:/ .,* .������.- ,  ....  Irvine's Landing show on Mondays  PACIFIC ffiOBILE mOVIES  ?fir;<  Agents for  HARDWARE   ::  FURNITURE  FARM PROmJCTS  And* WASHERS  BEATTY  at GIBSON'S LANDING  *  * 'Prompt Attention To Mail Orders V' y  it RESTMORE FURNITURE:  Beds, Springs, Mattresses .  ^-General Electric APPLIANCES:  Radios, Refrigerators  &  'Washing Machines  it FURNITURE: Occasional Tables, Cedar Chests, Lamps etc  DORAN'S FURNITURE  * .    t*    ��� .,.���������. <  WESTVIEW, B. C. - Phone 230  BOB GRAHAM  TRANSFER  ��� ;^<|bne]^^l_aicking  /:"'--��� WOOD  Service   With   A  Smile!  's  U N10 N  LIMITED *  SECHELT,   B. C  RETAIL STORE  ������;'.*���  *A LARGE STOCK OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE  y ALWAYS AVAILABLE  # FRESH MEATS & VEGETABLES  #  HARDWARE & DRYGOODS  # WOMEN'S DRESSES ���  Our PricesyAre Reasonable!  i.  .n  i\  Hi Wednesday, October 24th, 1945  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  -PAGE 3  IB     WB  Powell River  PAYING his first visit to Powell River, George Pearson,  veteran of 17 years in the Legislature and well-known as  Minister of Labor and Provincial Secretary in the Coalition  Government, gave a clear and  lucid analysis of the record of  his government and its plans  for the future when he spoke in  support of Pat Thomson at the  Wednesday ; night Coalition  meeting in Dwight Hall. Mr.  Pearson was particularly appreciative of Thomson as a candidate, remarking,  - "He has'a bright manner and  is able to express himself. I will  welcome him because we definitely lack labor men on the  'government side; of the House,  ... and I must carry the load of all  labor explanation for the government. Thomson understands  the problems of labor/'  "This is my fifth election,"  he continued, " and the queerest  one I've ever had anything to  do with. We have been praised  by everyone in B.C. except the  CCF, who wouldn't praise on  j principle. This is the best gov-  ��� eminent B.C. hafe ever had, and  I think there is some justification in it. Our work has been  sincere and consistent, and the  progress has been greater.  "The criticism of the opposition is not specific. Mrs. Steeves  says it can't be so because it  isn't Socialism".  "Surely the people will not  be ��� content to throw over the  goveriMenjpu^tq allpyw^ people?  to experiment with a theory  which has never been a success.  "We want something better  than scoffing^ Winch says we  are shying at the big interests  by not taking over the B.C. Electric and the West Kootenay  Power & Light. Who said we  were? We are not embarking  Continued on Page 5  WHOOPS!  A father surprised his 11-  year-old son with a bike on his  birthday. Mother and father  watched proudly as the boy  rode around and around the  block On his first circuit he  called, "Hey, mom, no hands."  Going past the second time he  shouted,  "Hey, mom, no feet."  The third time around,, "Hey,  mom, no teeth!"  Pender Harbour  MOTOR  MACHINE  SHOP  Madera Park  IRVINE'S LANDING  WELDING of all kinds.  MOTOR REBUILDING  Electrical ^Repairs  PRECISION  LATHE WORK  Will  Fix  Anything t  Rebuilt   Generators  Fotr Sale  Wm. S. Spurrill, Prop.  STATEMENT  from  Pat THOfflSON  Did you read the election advertisement in last week's  "News", inserted by the Mackenzie CCF campaign committee on behalf of the CCF candidate?  * ...  The advertisement stated: "LOCAL TRADE UNIONS  ENDORSE GARGRAVE . . . Your CCF CANDIDATE!"  1 .       .  j *  t  Is this true? To keep the record straight, the following is an exact quotation from a telegram received from  Ocean Falls at 11 A.M. Saturday morning:-  ti >:<,  \��  'c&*Z&>  o*  TO THE VOTERS OF  POWELL RIVEA & DISTRICT  "To make my position clear  in regard to Trade Unions and  Political Parties, I wish to reiterate what I have publicly  stated on past occasions. A  Trade Union is the workers'  OWN organization ... and  it is my strong conviction that  NO Trade Union should allow  itself to become the pawn of  ANY political party . . . and  I emphasize the word /ANY'.  Our Trade Unions must remain absolutely FREE of political affiliation if the workers are going to be able to  deal EFFECTIVELY with  whatever   party is  in power.  This is my stand . . . and I  am prepared to let the workers judge the correctness of  that stand on October 25."  ���W.   V.  "Pat"   Thomson  **^***"V*  ye.  Vcif  i  o  &&  VfOfc  Don't Be Deceived By  Misrepresentation!  *  FOR HONEST  LABOR REPRESENTATION...  ���Mackenzie Coalition Committee PAGE 4  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C._  _ Wednesday, October 24th, 1945  I  THE WORLD FAMOUS  ���'i  -A:-' '��� X  ������>��������  ?  >.  i  >  I  TSILANO  BOYS  f  BAND  5  Gibson's Landing - Nov .15  Pender Harbour - Nov. 16  Sechelt Pavilion ��� Nov. 17  Seats tin Sale^extWfeek  M__a  DON'T MISS THIS TREAT!  MjBi  n_ Wednesday, October 24th, 1945.  THE COAST NEWS. Halfmoon Bay, B. C..  ��� PAGE 5  MORE ABOUT . . .  CONTINUED  FROM PAGE  3  on a policy of socialism. The B.  C. Electric doesn't enter the  government's policy."  Mr.   Pearson   contended   that  B.C.   was   entering   a  difficult  period,   but   the   outlook   and  promise for the future was very  great.   Returned   soldiers   must  be properly placed, and a huge  increase     in     population     has  1>een experienced.  ���i "The   government   is  in   the  power  business   because  we've  got to expand," Mr. Pearson declared. "We can't keep growing  around Victoria and Vancouver.  The rest of the province is not  ��� opened up.  We  want  industry  to   spread   out,   and   we   must  open    opportunities    in    other  places.   It  is  not necessary  to,  take over the.B.C. Electric, but  that may come".;.  <2CF "UNTRUTHS"  | Mr. Pearson challenged Harold Winch, CCF leader, on statements he had made about the  way  the  Coalition government  was  treating returned soldiers.  Remarking that Mr. Winch and  Colin Cameron were  "stooping  to    things    bordering    on    untruths, he said that Winch had  criticized   the   government   for  employing  a  married  returned  jrian at $65 a month. ]Mr. Pearson said that the truth of the  6ase was that the man, working  in the   lands   department,   was  letting   $110   while learning   a  trade.  ft.. "I challenged Winch on this,  an4 he said he was told about  it.   But   he   and   Cameron   are  smart men, and they know," the  speaker declared.  & "I have no personal antagonism against the CCF or the prin- ���  ciples of socialism/' he contin-  . ued. "I have come as close to  thinking socialism is the right  thing without accepting it. But  surely the CCF doesn't stoop to  such    petty    ways   of   pulling  things down. They are destroying  the  morale  of the people,  and they've done more of that  since 1931 than all other things  put together."  y Mr. Pearson confessed he was  "amused by the galaxy of talent coming in from Saskatchewan to tell B. C .how to improve  its social and labor legislation",  claiming that the CCF government there was not yet sufficiently experienced to do so.  | "The quicker Saskatchewan  gets on" a proper basis the better I'll like it," he said. "They  have had poor conditions and  wages there for a long time.  He compared the labor legislation of the two provinces, de-  AFTER DANCES  DROP IN AT  THE  SECHELT  TEA ROOM  FOR    LIGHT   SNACKS  DINNERS and  AFTERNOON TEAS  '���,'..  SECHELT  I N N  SECHELT, B. C.  Glaring that the only Saskatchewan law that is better than  B.C. is its conciliation and arbitration act. He added that the  Dominion still supersedes any  provincial labor laws, and that  it is too soon to judge the effect of the CCF legislation.  He pointed put that the Saskatchewan government had not  yet tackled the problem of the  wages and hours for domestic  "servants, arid averred that two  minimum wages had been set  ���one, for the country and one  for the city.  Mr. Pearson admitted that  improvements could be made in  such B.C. labor legislation as  the Workmen's Compensation  Act, and said he would fight fdr  the necessary changes.  "Don't be carried away by  Saskatchewan/ the speaker said.  "Good luck to them���because  the more legislation they put  in there the easier if will be to  put it in here."  "We have a government asking for support on its record as  a good government and forward administration. We are  challenged by a party which  definitely says it wants to institute a system of socialism  and can make no real progress  unless it does so. It's a serious  problem. We don't usually  throw away good things.,"  Mr. Pearson dwelt at length  on B.C.'s social benefits, saying  ��� "there is no socialist country in  the   world   that   has   a   better  standard   of  living than  B.C."  He mentioned mothers' allowances, to which is added the  dominion family allowance, and  the Social Assistance Act, which  he claimed was the only one of  its kind in North America. The  Workmen's Compensation Act  he classed as the best on the  continent, and efforts had been  made to improve the old age  pension even though it was  considered a dominion matter.  ���     feB__BB  WILSON CREEK, B.   C.  ARE  YOUR  Until further notice the  Inn will be open from  2 P.M. To 6 P.M.  7 P. M. To 11 P.M.  COFFEE SHOP  Across the road from Inn  For   Sechelt  Peninsula  And  the Toba Inlet Area  We assure all our customers,  old & new, we will provide  the most efficient and courteous service of Standard  Products as wartime restrictions will allow  Fuel Oil General Tires  Stove Oil Batteries  Diesel Oil     Auto Accessories  //  Lets Cut The Cackle  WE  WEREN'T  FOOLING  During the past several years the Security  Intelligence Office of the Combined Services  repeatedly stressed the fact that persons  working as enemy agents were caught relaying  important information to the enemy across the  Pacific and elsewhre.  We weren't fooling when we published, during  this period, a series of announcements under  the title "Let's Cut the Cackle/' warning the  public to beware of spreading any items of  secret information that came into their possession.  On behalf of the Security Intelligence Office  we take this opportunity to thank all those  citizens who so sensibly and patriotically  res  THE   BRITISH   COLUMBIA   DISTILLERY   CO.   LTD.  mam. Pre-Election Statement  omson Pledges Support  oalition Programme  "PAT" Thomson, facing his first  local audience since the start  of his campaign as * Coalition  candidate, drew a large crowd  at Powell River hall last week  night to hear him and Hon. G.  S. Pearson, minister of labor,,  outline the Coalition platform  and the announced policies of  development. Mr. A. V. Sparrow was chairman of the gathering. ���    -.  "The Coalition has given a  good business administration",  Thomson declared. "It took up  the problems of the working  people, and thanks to Pearson,  today B. C. has the best labor  legislation of any province in  Canada. The Coalition's record  of achievement is unsurpassed  by any government, and even  the opposition says its a good  government.  "The Coalition is prepared to  give an era of economic stab-  * iliiy we have never before had  ���or there is the alterative of  an experiment in Socialism, and  I don't think many are ready for  that. The issue is clear-cut." y  The candidate went on to discuss the Cameron report on education, pledging his support in  carrying out its reccomenda-  tions if he was elected.; He also  forecast great development of  the province through the government's hydroelectric expansion plans.  He pledged his support to reduced freight rates, as well, asl  his help as a labor man to -the[  joint committee of government  and labor representatives.whichy  has been formed to study labor  > problems and new legislation.  ..Turning to industry, Thomson declared that B.C. shipyards  should build passenger ships  for use on the Pacific Coast instead of the present practice of  having them built in Great  Britain where costs are lower.  "The shipyards should look into their tender prices on ships  and see if they can't get, an industry started here," he said.  Speaking of the government's  highway development program,  he felt that the proper procedure was being followed in calling for tenders from firms anywhere in Canada. He maintained that highway construction  would give much employment  in coming years, and that the  Coalition government will act  as fast as possible.  $$. Thomson drew applause  ^&^^^^��3!fid^fe^s^^^ja��s^  ing circulated by CCF supporters to the effect that he "was  accustomed to staying at Mr,  Harold Foley's home while, in  Vancouver".  "I have never set foot in Foley's home," he averred, "arid  I haven't seen Foley since last  April. To my CCF friends who  are spreading it, I say this is  poor propaganda."  "I will make- no election  promises," Thomson concluded.  "I will do the best I can for all  people all over Mackenzie riding. Given a sound national and  international economy in the  future, B.C/s possibilities are  better than any other part of  Canada. -:  In the question period which  followed, only three questions  were asked, none of which was  of particular significance.  Buys Mines  On Texada  Quebec Gold ^Mining Corpor-  ��� atipn has taken options on-two  properties ;in B.C.," the Nancy  Bell: on Texada-Island, aiicl the  Fihj^^d-L.andyH: hear Silver-  ton' iii-the Slocairi coimtry; The  company already^ owns theJPk^  cifie,; ^Eastern)   Miney in/ yttie  Bridge River,  the  Beilaire ������> in  ]������'. the; Cariboo, and the; Kenville.  Jan ;ihe Kqotenays.  V'\ The yNancy  Bell  group, has  " been obtained from R. W. Wyl*  lie of Vancouver. The ground  lies to the west of properties  being worked near Marble Bay  and Vananda. Operating control  of one of the Vananda proper-"  ties was recently acquired 'by  Pioneer Gold Mines Ltd,,, and  an extension program bf snaft  sinking and underground development has been undertaken.  Quebec Gold will do 4500j;feet  of diamond drilling to test^two  parallel veins, eaeluof whicfenv  dicates 600-foot lengths. Sampling by QuebeclGrold field crews  showed1 good; values in places  along the entire length of the  veins. Work is commencing  immediately.  Jap War Prisoners  Three Candidates  Can't Vote Here  An interesting sidelight of  coming election is that "Pat"  Thomson, Coalition candidate,  is the only man who will be  able to vote for himself. Ga_-  graye, Campbell and Mulligan  are not registered on the Mackenzie voters' list, and will not  ���be able to cast a ballot for this  constituency.  East will receive extra food rations for three months to enable them to regain their health  after the rigors of imprisonment, announces Howard Ross,  administrator of consumer rationing for the Wartime Prices  and Trade Board.  On their arrival at their  military depots they are being  supplied with extra food ration  coupons to offset the long years  of malnutrition they have endured.  New Time For CBR SISTER OF PENDER  'Neighbourly News'  A new broadcast time for the  weekly CBR feature, Neighborly News, has been set. The program is heard on Monday evenings at 10.15 p.m.  Each week a different guest  editor is heard on the program.  Next Monday's broadcast is being handled by L. C. Way, former publisher of the Powell  River News.  BITING REMARK���  A mosquito never seems to  overlook even the barest possibility.  PICTURE SHOW  GIBSON'S HALL  Every Week. Watch for the  Posters!   Shorts, News,   and  Feature Photoplay  HARBOUR WOMAN  DIES IN CITY  Mrs. H. Williamson of Pender Harbour was bereaved on  October 10 by the death of her  sister, Mrs. John Graham, who  passed away in Vancouver. She  was a pioneer of British Columbia, having come to Vancouver  from Nova Scotia in 1891.  RATION   NOTES  The following ration coupons  become valid in November:  Nov. 1���Meat, M9; butter, 128.  Nov. 8���Meat, M10.  Nov. 15���Meat, Mil; butter,  129; sugar, 66 and 67; preserves,  P20 and P21.  Nov. 22-^Meat, M12;' butter,  ���1-3.0.  Nov. 29���Meat, M13; butter,  131.  SIZED UP���  The old man fishing from the  river bank landed a pike about  two feet long, but threw it back.  Later he caught a large trout.  This he also threw back.  Five minutes later he caught  a small trout, and put it in his  bag. As he rose to go a fellow  fisherman asked him why he  had thrown two beautiful fish  back arid kept a small one.  "Well," he replied, 'my frying pan is only nine inches  wide!"  WISDOM���  Even when a quarrel is ripe,  don't pick it. Let it drop.  SELMA PARK  HAIRDRESSING  SHOPPE  Dolly Jonas  A Complete Hairdressing  Service  Phone   for  Appointments  \z  Get the best out of your  high-speed motors!  Fill up here with Premium  Ethyl Gasoline. Hose delivery from float to boat!  W. P. PIEPER  a a   *J��  Pender Harbour  ffc  HON. JOHN HART  ��h  PREMIER of BRITISH COLUMBIA  no  ^if^.^^^srM^AA^^^:i^^^&x^-i6^S.  ,t4--._.    \* _-  ;-^^P>*- !**%  ^tthZZZZ&-X.<�� iheaititude of the Opposition has made it a provincial  matter. They say they will give  the Japs the franchise and make  them free citizens. I think the  people are agajnsi that." He  supported his assertion by revealing that he had seen the repatriates from Japanese prison  camps returning to Victoria.  "All over the Riding the roads  are bad,' he continued, in dealing with local matters, "and I  will do everything i can to get  work done on them." He also  backed the scheme for a road  and ferry connection between  Powell River" and Vancouver.._  His only comment on the CCf1  as his opponents was: "I don't  think it is good policy to import  politicians from other provinces  to tell us how to run our affairs."  Having declared that he  wcgild answer in public any  personal allegations made about  him, Thomson refuted a statement which he alleged was be-  n  Gordon Ballentine  Studio:   Gibson's   Landing  PORTRAITS -  CHILDREN  Weddings,  Commercial,   etc.  Call or write for information  a and appointment  POSTAGE PAID  on all X  PRESCRIPTIONS  Drugs,  Toiletries  Send your prescriptions for  quick, accurate service by'  mail. We pay postage costs.  All your drug store needs  can be filled here at lowest  prices. Send your next order  to���  KIPP-TAYLOR  DRUG STORE  POWELL RIVER, B. C.  IIII  THE COASTAL COMMUNITIES  OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  FOR OVER SO YEARS  Regular year-round  passenger and freight  service from Vancouver to Howe Sound  and Gulf Coast points.  ASK FOR CURRENT SAILING SCHEDULE  ���  Operating  BOWEN ISLAND INN  VANCOUVER  Foot of Carrall Street  will be retunte  ���&*  Mike  step and co-operates in the de  s in  ment  of the rest of the  Party  has  a  great  aivd  progressive  reconstruction programme.  Make  a member on the Coalition team.  Vote  returns  s -m* -   -y.  Elect  PAT  Young - Honest - Aggressive  W. V. 'Pat' THOMSON  Coalition  Candidate  FROM MACKENZIE AND  ^  * ��� ��� * PAGE 8  .THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  'Wednesday, October 24th, 1045  irage  In  Vulcanizing synthetic  tubes a speciality!  *  Automobile Accessories  and Repairs  by Mrs. Ellen Harley  LEGION PLANS PARK  The last meeting of the Squamish   branch  of the   Canadian  "  Che Standardof Qua%  TRANSFER  "REDROOFS"  HALFMOON BAY  General Trucking  Let us help you solve  ^your transportation  problems!  Legion was held October 17,  when several veterans were  welcomed as new members. The  matter of a public "Welcome  Home" for the boys was discussed and it was decided to  hold such ah affair on the evening of November 12, and another organization would be invited to participate in making  it a bang-up welcome to the  boys, with a dance and all the  trimmings. A commitee was  named, with J. R. Morrison as  chairman. The question of a  memorial was discussed and it  was suggested that the Legion  sponsor the founding of a recreation park with a ball diamond and children's playgrdund  facilities. It would be called  Memorial Park.  Such a park is badly needed  and should merit popular support.  SURPRISE PARTY HELD  A surprise party was given  for Mr. and Mrs. J. Allan on the  occasion of their silver wedding  anniversary, ��� at the home Of Mr.  and Mrs. j. Castle. A very enjoyable   evening     was     spent,  -elect BERT GARGRAVE  Decide Now---  As Britain Decided..,  TO SECURE:- ?  ��� A just proportion of the consumer's food dollar for the farmer,  through public and co-operative wholesaling.  ��� An expanding market for farmers through 100,000 new jobs in new  industries by public use of resources.  ��� A toll-free highway network to open all sections of B. C, linking  rail, boat and plane transportation, through scientific construction  and planning.  ��� The payment of B. C.'s debt to the veterans, with good homes, good  jobs, and advancement with the people they fought* for.  7 ���  ��� Cheap light arid electric power for home, farm and industrial use,  through a single publicly-owned power system acrosfe the Province.  ��� Guaranteed full Trade Union rights for workers, through immediate  legislation.  ��� Higher public health and social service standards, in full co-operation  with the other Provinces of our Dominion.  Elect Your Farmer-Labor Government  w  The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation pledges  that upon election to office on October 25th, the CCF  Government   will  immediately   take   the .necessary  steps to implement the program outlined above.  H.   GARGRAVE  Candidate   'for  Mackenzie    Riding  bingo being played during  which numerous prizes were  given to the lucky winners.  A very delightful supper was  served, when Mr. and Mrs. Allan were presented with their  gifts. The tastefully decorated  table was centred by a beautiful wedding cake.  Toasts proposed to the guests  of honor were ably replied to  by Mrs. Allan.  Guests included Mrs. E. Boyd  of Vancouver, Mr. & Mrs. W.  Holmes of Vancouver, Mrs. M.  McNamee, Alta Lake, and Mr.  & Mrs. J. Castle, Mr. & Mrs. W.  Harvey, Mr. & Mrs. R. Chapman, Mrs. ��� Reg McCormack,  Mrs. Lassman, Mrs. McCubbin.  THANKSGIVING PARTY  On October 9 Mrs. J. R. Morrison entertained the members  of MacKenzie's Ltd. and their  friends at a -thanksgiving party. A very enjoyable evening  was spent with a sing-song,  games and dancing. A fashion  parade, won by Tony Martin,  was one of the highlights of  the evening. A delightful supper concluded the party.  Among those present were  Mr. & Mrs. Alex MacDonald,  Mr. & Mrs. A. A. Martin, Mr,  ahd Mrs. R.. Fafquharson, Mrs.  Herndl, Mr W. McAllister, Mr,  T R. GODFREY  AND COMPANY LTD.  GIBSON'S LANDING  General Trucking  Fuel  A. Fowler, Mr. Buzz Downer,  Miss Tess Martin, Mr. Marsh  Hurren, Miss Patricia Robinson,  Mrs. M. Hunt, Miss Lucy Martin, JVEr. John Foley, Miss Barbara Machin, Mrs. N. MacDonald, Mr. Alan MacDonald, Mrs.  R. Lamport, Miss Eleanor Oak,  Miss Kathleen Cole, Misss June  Hunt.  LOCAL AND PERSONAL  Mrs. A. Crompton, Vancouver, is visiting her daughter at  Squamish, Mrs. Sid Bishop.  Mr. Daniels, school inspector,  was a visitor here last week.  Miss. Norma, Mrs. N. MacDonald and Mrs. Scott MacDonald were Vancouver visitors  last week.  Mrs. C. Cosulich and.son are  visiting with her parents, Mr.,  and Mrsv. J. A. Quick.  Mrs. Jack Holland and Mari?  lyn are spending a few days in  Vancouver, it        *  Mr. and Mrs. Nick Feschuk  celebrated the arrival of a son,:  James Peter, on October 9th. . .  Miss Marjorie McLean, Mjf.  J. McDonald, Mrs. M. Seymour,  Miss Gertrude Robertson and  Miss Patricia Lundell spent last  weekend   in  Vancouver.  On the occasion of their 12th  wedding anniversary oh Saiiir?  day, October 13, Mr. and Mrs.  Oscar /Trudeau   entertained   a  few  Brackendale  friends   at   a  barn   dance.   The  evening  was  spent with games and dancing,  after which refreshments were  served? ...y  Jack's Taxi,  formerly  owned  . bv Mr. Jack Kuhtz and recently  purchased by Mr. C. L. Smith.  of   Gibson's : Landing, has   had  its   name   changed  to  Chuck's  Taxi.  Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kenning  of Vancouver, spent a few days  as guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. P.  Yarwbod.  Mr. B." Valde has been oh the  sick list;this weefc, ybuty is fee*z  ing better again.      ' ^  Continued   on  Page   10  V SIGNY0UH NAME  FOR VICTORY/  <0  Canada still needs the loan of your money  for the huge task of changing over from  war to peace.  THE VICTORY BONDS YOU BUY NOW  will help to re-establish our fighting men  and to provide hospitalization and pensions.  THE VICTORY BONDS YOU BUY NOW  will be YOUR savings, to buy for you the  improved homes, furnishings, stoves, refrigerators and new comforts that you have  been wishing for these many years.  Victory Bonds are as sound as Canada itself  and will pay you a good rate of interest until  you receive your money back.  >T. EATON cs.���  WINNIPEG CANADA  VICTORY BONDS Wednesday, October 24th, 1945  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 9  Social Credit Representative Not Present  E Taken to Hospital  THE Coalition Government bore the brunt of an attack by  two  left-wing representatives,  Herbert Gargrave of  the CCF. and,Coray Campbell of-the LPP, in a lively joint  meeting of the election candidates sponsored by Pulp-Sulphite Local 76 in Powell River last Sunday.  The  authenticity of  a  letter     in a new direction to stop the  Gargrave had received from  the Papermakers 'Local at Ocean Falls, thanking him for his  services on behalf of the Local,  was the centre of a controversy  between Pat Thomson and Gargrave, with the chairman being called upon to act as arbiter  in the case* The letter had been  used as material for CCF election publicity, and Thomson  maintained that the advertising gave the impression that  the CCF Party was being endorsed by the union in question.  Local 76 of the Pulp-Sulphite  -union at Powell River had also  endorsed the letter.  Mr. Thomson produced a telegram from the presidents of  both unions at Ocean Falls in  which they denied endorsing  any political party in the election. Mr. Gargrave countered  that the letter praised him personally, and did not support  the CCF party. This point was  corroborated by the chairman,  who examined the documents  in question.  MARGRAVE'S TALK  As the first speaker, Mr. Gargrave directed the bulk of his  address against the Coalition  platform and Mr* Thomson, first  giving a short resume of the  things he maintained he had  fought for in the Legislature in  the past four years.  He challenged Thomson to  give an opinion on the abolition  of company towns "which I will  i do my best to see abolished  whether I am elected or not."  He also wanted to know the Coalition stand on holidays with  pay for all workers, and said  that he had moved legislation  to this end in the House which  was voted down by the Coalition.  "Mr. Pearson has claimed  that changes will be made in  labor legislation if the Coalition  is elected," he said. "The time  for promises is oyer. If the government really decided to  change the Compensation Act  and legislation for collective  bargaining, the finest sign they  could have given would have  been to accept some of the CCF  proposals in the Jast legislature.  He also asked Thomson "how  he stands on the closed shop  and the checkoff", saying that  the CCF had definite proposals  in this regard.  "Thomson has said he would  work for better roads and ferry  service. We have heard that one  before. We'll get a pick and  shovel and 20c a day to.do it on.  The road may be hard-surfaced  to Lang Bay, where the Attorney General has a summer  home."  Mr. Gargrave went on to say  that unemployment is rising  and that the only times full em-.  ployment' existed was during  the two World -Wars.  "Unless we are prepared to  approach the problem in a different way and have the courtage to strike out, then Thomson and his friends ,will have  the privilege of paying us 20c  a day and putting us in relief  camps. If we carry on the way  we did before the war, the future of our returned men will  be tied up with the steady rise  of lmemplovment."  "The_ CCF   is   not   satisfied  with that. We must strike out  people going through what  they did before the war. We  must give people an opportunity to live as decent human beings.  "I have been a trade unionist  for a long time and am proud of  my record. I take second place  to nobody in this campaign. A  vote for the CCF is a vote for  a square deal for all organized  labor in the province. It is a  vote for you and me instead of  for the boss."  QUESTION PERIOD  Questioned by the audience,  Mr. Gargrave was first asked if  he would continue to devote his  full time to representation, to  which he replied "yes". In answer to another question, he  said he was definitely behind  a shorter work week with no  reduction in pay.  The Japanese problem was  also raised, to which Mr. Gar-  said that the CCF was in favor  of sending back to Japan those  Japs who wished to go, and  then resettling the rest across  Canada. "Every province must  bear the burden," he said. "We  do not favor sending them all  back to B.C., but when they are  established-they are-entitled to  all the privileges of citizenship.  I don't want your votes on the  basis of racial antagonism. It is  , estimated that there will be  about 13,000 Japs left, and if we  are afraid of them we should be  ashamed to call ourselves a nation.  Asked why it had not been  possible to unite with the LPP,  he maintained that there were  deep suspicions and distrust between the two parties.  CANDIDATES QUESTIONS  In the candidates' question  period, Thomson asked if the  CCF candidate stood for complete socialism.  "I am a Socialist," Gargrave  replied, "and I know socialism  cannot be carried out in B.C. or  the Dominion, but only between  the nations and the peoples of  the world. I am proud to be a  Socialist and will be always  working for the brotherhood of  man."  THOMSON'S ADDRESS  "I am proud to stand here  under the Coalition banner,"  said W. V. "Pat" Thomson, Coalition candidate, in opening his  15 minute address at the meeting. "Gargrave has not told you  how his ideas will be put into,  force. We can all make promises and tell the other fellow  how to do things. You have two  choices���either to maintain a  government that has given us  action and progress and is prepared io march forward within  the 'bounds of free enterprise,  or to embark on socialism. I believe the people don't want to  FERRY NEWS  Two Round Trips Daily  Lv. Gibson's Landing at  7.55 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.  Lv. Fisherman's DCove  at 9.10 a.m. and 5.1��0 p.m.  Objections to  this  timetable  may be filed  with  Public  Utilities' Commission,  Victoria, B. C.  go ih_�� far yet".  "People have been regimented during the war," he continued, "and we want to return to  the freedom that will allow  these people to get out and do  things for themselves." He quoted from a pamphlet to show  that CCF socialism means dictatorship.  * "The Coalition government, is  on the march," he said, referring to such planks in the recent  manifesto as the implementation of the Cameron report on  education, which he maintained  would give B.C. the highest  standard of education in Canada. The B. C. Power C6mmis-  sion, he averred, was a progres-  Replying to Gargrave's question about the Coalition stand  on the closed shop and the  checkoff, Thomson stated that  the Coalition had nothing on  record regarding it. He said that  he was in favor of the six-hour  day and the five-day 'week,  and would fight io do away  with company towns.  He maintained that the government would bend every effort to help the housing shortage, and he added that he  would do his best to see that  the shipbuilding industry was  retained on the coast. He point-  * ed out that the government's  highway program was now in  force, and that it should be  thanked for the way in which  it was handling public money  by calling for tenders on road  construction jobs.  "The opposition is not saying  much about the Japs with the  repatriates coming back from  the Pacific." he continued. "The  CCF says they will make the  Japs free citizens. I will stand  foursquare io keep the Japs off  the Pacific coast."  Mr. Thomson al��o referred to  literature which had been posted ud# in the district alleging  that tie had worked for Colin  Johnston at the last federal election. He explained this point,  saying that he had done so on  request and 'in a spirit of cooperation."  "It is the last resource; of  some neople to deal in personalities", he said.  "T stand  on mv record as  a  trades unionist and a community worker," he concluded.  QUESTION PERIOD  Asked the same question, as  to whether he would  make a,  full time job of representation,  Thomson replied that he would  visit the different parts of the  SECHELT���We hear that the  clothing committee under the  chairmanship of Mr. R. S. Hackett has been very successfuL  Lots of useful and warm garments were received and quite  a lot of mending has been done  by the Legion's war work convenor, Miss James.  Apparently Jhe women called  one day for money jfor the Salvation Army and the next day  they were around for clothes,  but everywhere they were met  with kindness. $130.10 was the  sum of money collected in the  district, the committee being  headed by Mr. E. & Clayton and  having as members Mrs. Arnold, Mrs. Brooker, Mrs. Prince,  Mrs. Wheeler, Mrs. Seely, Mrs.  Power and Mrs. Ross.  These ladies deserve a great  deal of praise, as it takes courage to go after money one day  and clothes the next.  riding as much as possible.  Asked to clarify the source  of a quotation he had given in  referring to the CCF as leading to dictatorship, Thomson  was unable to give the name of  the speaker, but did reveal the'  origin of the pamphlet from  which it was taken. Mr. Gargrave interrupted to say that it  was not a CCF publication.  In answer to another question about the E & N land taxes  on Vancouver Island, Thomson  said he would "do something  about it when I get to Victoria".  In the second question period,  Coray Campbell asked Thomson why the Coalition had not  taken more action on the housing question. The Coalition candidate replied that it was a dominion matter and that the provincial government was willing  to co-operate on a housing program.  SECHELT���We are sorry to  learn that Mrs. A. A. Cawley  (Norah) had a rush trip to the  hospital last week. We hope it  is nothing serious and that she  will be home soon.  Gibson's   Landing  Monuments  ��� Flowers  Funeral Director  Order Your -  FUEL   WOOD  NOW!  Whipple & Tyson  WILSON CREEK,  B.  C.  ^ FOR BETTER  SERVICE . . . SEE  R. D. BREWIS  REAL ESTATE  OPERATOR  BEACH-COMBER���  Father sat in the ladies' hairdresser's shop with his little  daughter while his wife had a  permanent wave put in her hair.  The child, patting her father's  bald head, remarked, "No wave  for you Dad. You're all beach!"  LIBRARY BOOKS  (Discards)  FOR SALE  Westerns  &  Mysteries  25c EACH     .  Tuesdays, 2 to 4 p.m.  Thursdays, 2 to 4  SECHELT  LENDING  LIBRARY  and GIFT SHOP  onmwA.  "A Place I Like To Buy From!"  Whitaker's  Trading Post  GENERAL MERCHANTS  Davis Bay - - WILSON CREEK  1  VICTORY LOAN  Rally and Dance  cf_��  Friday, October 26th at GIBSON'S LANDING, 8 p.m.  Saturday, October 27th, at SECHELT PAVILION 8 pan.  ���Bnmpnni  FREE  ENTERTAINMENT  MOVING PICTURES  5-Piece Orchestra  VICTORY PAGE 10.  ..THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday, October 24th, 1945  SECHELT LEGION  WHIST and  SOCIAL EVENING  DATE:  November   21st  PLACE: Legion Hall  TIME:   8.00   P.M.      ,  Good Prizes  Refreshments  25c  Mrs. O.  Dubois, Correspondent  GEO. CORMACK  GENERAL MERCHANT  HALFMOON BAY, B. C.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Mrs. Harold Wray of Egmont  spent a week's holiday here last  week with her sister, Mrs. Roy  West.  The Monday show here must  be good, as Alfie Jeffries or  Harold Wray of Egmont bring  as many as fifteen people to  see the show here once or twice  a week, as-often as they have  a show. These people have to  travel 18 miles here and 18  miles back in one evening, so  the shows must be good to entice people that far from home  over rough water.  Clarence Nicholls is just back  from overseas, visiting his. sister here, Mrs; Frank Silvey, and  MORE  ABOUT  SGT.    MULLIGAN  Social  CreditlyGandidate  Here Are The Issues:  Coalition,.. supports the monopoly,  and dishonest financial system in  the:; province. It is changing the  ownership of! one major monopoly to steal the CCF vote. This is  not  good  government.  The CCF has a  'plan for B.C.!'.  Those who do not follow the plan  of  government   are   committing  'sabotage' says   Arnold Webster.  Regardless^ of the ability of the  men, the Coalition & CCF cand-:  idates have their voting power  tied on any major issue in Parliament. Only an independent  can give honest- voting power.  Social Credit candidates have  the privileges of independence  because Social Credit does not.  operate as  a political party.  DAVIS BAY���Miss" A. B. Davis  and Mrs. M. Gibbens, living  at the Point, had an anxious  time last week with fires which  ran along underground and  broke into crackling flame in  many places on land across the  highway. They carried a number of pails of water, and when  too tired to continue, they shoveled gravel until the fire warden arrived. The fires were left  from clearing done by property  owners who had returned to  the  city.  his many friends.  ���  Mrs. Archie Douglas is home  to her friends again.  She just  came out of St. Mary's Hospital  and looks much better:     "  Pte. ��Archie West is home on  six months industrial leave. He  has   gone   in partnership   with  his father and bought a power  failing saw and are; now mowing down the timber for Nor-  mah Klein & Co. on Nelson Island, writii Babe Held as bucker.  Join me in our protest of thereactionary Coalitioh^and the revolutionary CCF, ���Sgt.   Mulligan  r  Wm. McFADDEN  Optometrist  510 "West   Hastings Street  VANCOUVER  ':'���..���:���';."..  at Gibson's  Landing  '��� .'/;.' \     ''each "  Friday and Saturday  Examinations  -  Fittings  Continued from Page 8  Mrs. A. Fowler had the misfortune to scratch her leg on a  piece of barbed wire a few  weeks ago. Inflammation, set  in and she had a very painful,  injury for some time, but is  now able to get around again.  On Sunday evening, October  14, 1945 the CCF Party held a  meeting in the Parish with Mr.  H. A Munro in the chair.  Mr. Charles Radcliffe, the  CCF candidate for Lillooet  spoke on  the party's platform.  Mrs. B. True, a member of the  Saskatchewan legislature, gave  a resume of what the Saskatchewan government has already  accomplished since the CCF  took over the government fifteen months ago-  PGE  WATER  TANK  The Pacific Great Eastern  Railway is instaling an auxiliary water tank to supply the  town in case of apy damage or  repairs to the main tank.  Mr. Barry ��)ean and Mr. Eric  Stathers spent a few days last  Week: in the Caribou hunting.  They, report having been very  well fed and brought home a  number of ducks.  . The Squamish :Rod and Gun  Club . held a Skeet Shoot oh  Sunday, October 7th at Joyce  Ranch. Mr. Harry Binning was  high man for the day and won  the.. hunting, jacket.  The young boys were given,  an. opportunity , to show what  they could do and two, in particular did so well that their  fathers will have to do plenty  of practising to keep ahead of  them in the future.  HUTTON-BURFORD  On September 22, 1945 in  St. Mark's Church, London,  England,  Cpl. John B. Hutton,  VOTETHOMSO  i  .  - - A. Mackenzie  jtiwWhoIsFOR  Mackenzie Riding  Pat Thomson is the ONLY Candidate in  Thursday's election who makes hrsi home  in the Riding he seeks to represent. He is  the ONLY candidate in this riding who  can vote for himself!  -Mackenzie  Coalition   Committee  ____________________���__n___B_n_i  Mr. W. V. Thomson, the Coalition candidate for the Mackenzie riding addressed a meeting at; Sechelt Pavilion Tuesday, October 16. Chairman of  the meeting was Mr. Borden  of Roberts Creek;  Mr. Schon and Mr. De Moulin  spoke on Mr. . Thomson's behalf.    ������-.       r     /���  Questions were asked in regard to public utilities such as  electricity and water supply,  also an adjustment to the jbn-  . prbvement tax was mentioned.  Mr. Thomson being a resident of the riding is fully conversant with the needs of the  area and should he be elected  we feel suite he wduld try to  do to the best of his ability all  those things which would be of  benefit to the district and community  life as; a, who^e.  This writer was struck by  the thought in listening to Mr.  JDe Moulin tell what|--he .has  seen in the' dreadful .penman  concentration camps..; J Mow any  one could seriously--yconsider  socialism in lookup..-back to  what happened in":, .J Germany  under the Rational',-��� Social^  government of Adolph Hitler  and the Sociiat Democrat government of Mussolini.,'. Of  course, there are always '-'a' few  key figures, the, 'intelligentsia'  shall we say. who ^buld sit in  the seats of the ^mighty, but it  is what happens to the common  people which counts in the end.  Altogether it was a good  meeting although;, we have  since learned that, quite a number of people went to the wrong  hail.     \ > -      $���'���''-...^.y;  Mrs. Aylward presided air the  piano, and the meeting opened  with O' Canada and .closed with  the National Anthem.  ���Alice Amelia French  RCAF, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.  W. Hutton, Squamish, B.C., was  united In marriage to Anne  Burford, daughter of Mr. and  Mrs. A. M. Burford, Pentioh-  ville   Road,   London   England.  ���I  ���   I    .������<W_>_��M*M���i^__���  MURDOCH  ��� FRESH   MEATS  ��� HARDWARE  ���   ��� SHELL OIL  ��� FISH CAMP  Pender* Harbour  Thomas  GENERAL MERCHANT  BUS STOP  AT'THE  SPORT-FISHING  CENTER . ,  .


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