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 ever Did Like  PROVINCIAL LI2RARY  VICTORIA  e Big 5aw  ��� BY W. ROBERTS, Hardy Island  LONG  before  our woods  were  .   full of 'cats' and 'dozers' and  held only a few horses and oxen  we   who   built   the  first   roads  were no more fond of cutting  through the big trees which lay  on the right.than you are today.  But  we  had  no  chain  saw  or  i dragsaws, nothing but seven or  i eight   foot   crosscuts   with   few  J men able to put them in good  ^cutting order.  To get around a big windfall  which lay in the way we miyht  say to the Big Boss "Would it  matter to go around this one?"  and he might say "It wouldn't  hurt now, would it?" And there  you have the reason why the old  roads seem so long and crooked.  We   didn't   always  get   away  .with  it that easy,  so then we  rtook augurs in place of the saw.  'One of us would get atop wijth  (the two-inch augur and sink a  [hole into the very heart.   An-  fother with the one-inch would  the side.   Then with dry cedar  jslivers and bits of dry bark a  flittle fire was started and this  'could soon be left to its work.  [Sometimes 20 to 40 of such fires  jwould be left on the job and of-  |ten the whole tree from root to  B,top would burn away. More of-  lten we would find the .big hole  ^vith a thin shell of bark and  sapwood to be cut away.  ;   I have seenx a big fir stump  some eight feet high and almost  [the  same  through .removed  in  jthis way.  Two or three sets of  Wholes would be set going in the  |Dutt   of   the   stump.    It   would  jburh off and the top drop into  fhe burnt but hole, keeping the  pre going until even the rootte  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.  Business Office:  F_B��SS_--'B7  THEE COAST   NEWS,   LIMITED  Calf Moon Bay, B. C.       National Advertising- Office: Powell Stiver, B.   C  Vol. 1 ��� No. 37  HALFMOON BAY, B. C.  rVTUTorn  ? v.  v���-"���  Ffid.ay^May~~24y-4946.      5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  pere gone.   - .  I It might take a week of'burn-  Jpg. I have felled more trees in  phis way than in any other, for  K hayerJworked alone most of  ||hy^d^  Kike; the big saw..  lArchbishop Duke  |To Dedicate  iphurch  telBSONS LANDING���On Sun-  m day, May 26, Archbishop Duke  Brof Vancouver will dedicate the  Ifchurch of Our Lady of Fatima  |fat Gibsons Landing and will  fold a confirmation at 2.30 p.m.  En the afternoon.  | A girls' choir from the Se-  (fchelt Indian Mission will participate in the dedication cere-  inony.  Phillips Home  Isr Destroyed  By Fire  PENDER HARBOR-- A chimney fire, took the home of Mr.  and Mrs. Jimmie Phillips and  family May 7. Mrs. Phillips and  her seven children escaped unhurt except for minor burns suffered, for which she was taken  to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment. Her husband was not at  home at the time of the fire.  Much thanks go to Wilf Scott,  of Scott's Transfer, who was the  first to discover the fire. By  quick thinking and fast work he  managed to help save a lot of  the furnishings.  Ollie Dubois, next door neighbor, saw the smoke and rushed  to the scene but was too late to  do much, although he and Mr.  Charles Sundquist kept the fire  from spreading to the nearby  bridge and car.  KLEINDALE  Mrs.  C. Harper,  Correspondent  A surprise party was held for  the birthdays of Peggy West and  Helen Sundquist.  A Jiuge bonfire with plenty of  weiners to roast and Mrs. Sund-  quist's famous home made buns,  plenty of coffee and sweets for  the children was enjoyed by all.  -^*Fo*lfe_6W' people^'attended;  Peter Kline brought his guitar  and all the young folks joined  in the sing song.  When the party broke up at  midnight everyone wa_ reluctant to leave the happy evening  behind.  ��� ���    *  Ronald Heid, youngest son of  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heid, is  in the hospital here recovering  from an appendix operation.  * '*.   *  Planting time is here for the  valley and one can hear the  buzz of the tractor and plow and  see Mr. Farmer with his spade  and rake. Are they ever enjoying this lovely weather!  IDisney's 'South of the Border1  lOn Month's Film Board Picture List  &  This   months'   circuit   of   the  National Film Board will feature Walt Disney's fine film in  I color, South of the Border. Mr.  fpisney's film deals with his trio  to the South Americas in search  of new ideas for his film cartoon  actory in Hollywood���the film  shows his staff of artists in ac-  ion in  the  different  countries  Ithey visited in search of background and new cartoon characters.  The film is a fine feature and it was from this trip  and this film that the characters  in the Disney production  "Saludas Amigos" was made and  created.  Learn to Swim is the second  feature  of the  program.   This  I film shows the fundamentals of  the art of swimming* for beginners, and finishes up with some  rfine action shots of experts in  faction. This is a "must" at this  time of year and will assist a  great deal in giving a backing  and  training  to  all  interested  |/people.    The   film   shows  how  | easy it is to swim.  Toronto Symphony is a musical short on the program with  the well known Canadian conductor. Sir Ernest MacMillan.  This is another of NFB's fine  film productions and a treat for  the music lover. The program  is well rounded out with other  fine features.  Mr. Milt Roberts will handle  the circuit this month in place  of Harold Box, who leaves on an  extended summer circuit for  the months of June and July  which will take him from Vancouver, through the Cariboo  section of the province, then over to Prince Rupert and return.  This month's circuit dates are'  as follows:  Gibsons, May 2,7.  Roberts Creek, May 28  Sechelt, May 29.  Halfmoon Bay, May 30.  Pender Harbour, June 1.  NFB shows are free of admission charges and the residents of  the communities served are cordially invited to see the fine  film presentations.    ,  Starter  BOAT SAVED  Velma Cresswell and her dad,  George Cresswell, started the  fishing season at Grantham's  Landing with this nice catch���  a bass.,  This will be a pleasant memory for the Cresswells to take  with them. They sailed for  New Zealand last month.  "News" Features  Articles by Rev.  Alan Greene  IN THIS issue of the Coast  News is an article written by  Rev. Alan Greene, superintendent of the Columbia Coast Mission, concerning their new ship,  the John Ant}e.  "Th�� JW0T :^^Ze recently fcook  the doctor from St. Mary's Hospital to tend Mr. Franklin, the  retired lighthouse keeper on  Mary Island. This island is almost opposite Halfmoon Bay.  Another article, Retrospect",  gives a good picture of the extent and growth of the Coast  Mission, and will be published  next week.  As one resident said "I hate  to admit it but I have neglected  my religious training very badly. I feel that I'm making up  for a few things though when I  help men like the two brothers  with the Coast Mission, Rev. Alan and. Rev. Heber Greene. _.\e  known them a long time. They  are real men, in other word's,  men's men! They practice more  than they preach���and they do .  preach a great deal. Their big  aim in life is to serve and comfort others."  Ouch! What Next!  As if the delays of the past  few weeks were not enough,  we now have the gremlins on  our tail. Last week's Coast  News was delayed four days by  being . left off the steamer at  Westview two trips running. A  harried note from Editor Eriyte  Pearson to the printing office  ���which was feeling rather  proud of itself by being on time  after all these weeks���saying  that The News was missing sent  us out on the hunt for the missing bundles, which were found,  safe but late, in a corner of the  freight sheds1.  We only ask you to have a  heart on Mr. Pearson. Ernie is  doing his part a hundred percent and we have been held up  in the printing end. We feel  we are out of the woods now,  and we hate to see Ernie getting  a lot of blame that really isn't  coming to him. < .  BY IMER BEAMISH  A fire which very nearly ended in tragedy occurred at the  Fisherman's   Co-operative   float  at Egmont May 8.   One of our  good citizen fishermen, Mr. Geo.  Day, in company with Mr. Wm.  Blakely,   had   come, in  with   a  tow of lumber from the Gilmour  Sawmill.  They had just tied up  their boats and their lumber and  Mr. Day had started to prepare  his dinner. While his kettle was  heating on the oil stove he decided to put some gas in his tank  in preparation for a run after  dinner.   He secured the gas in  a  five-gallon measure and before putting it in the tank which  was inside the cabin he shut off  the   oil   stove,   then   started   to  pour  the   gas.   Suddenly  there  came a flash and he was enveloped in fire.  He tried to throw  the flaming measure out of the  open door but it struck one side  and fell back at his feet, drenching him  with  gasoline.   Immediately   the   only   exit   from  the cabin was a mass of flames  which poured out the door and  the pilot house    windows    and  shot many feet above.  To those outside it looked like  ��s��ark r ^  doorway was realized f6 be hope  less and swift action was started  to smash in the front of the  cabin on the chance that a rescue might still be effected that  way.  In the meantime the trapped  man, with great presence of  mind snatched a woollen blanket from his bed, wrapped himself in it and came out through  the flaming doorway, his clothing on fire from head to foot.  Many hands tried vainly to  quench the fire on his clothing  and realizing their inability to  do this they dropped him overside into the sea. At this point  the  gang  divided,  one  part to  Film Board Has  High Praise For  Coast News  B. C. and Alberta Regional  Supervisor Len Chatwin of ^ie  National Film Board left for Ottawa to attend a conference of  production and distribution departments of the National Film  Board on May 14. Mr. Chatwin  takes with him the reactions as  received by Harold Box, field  representative who has been on  the peninsula circuit during J^ie  past few months. These reactions and desires will be given to  the conference in order to guide  and assist the department in  producing films that the people  want.  PRAISE COAST NEWS  Mr. Chatwin has been very  much impressed by the results  obtained since this circuit opened and the fine co-operation  extended by the Coast News in  publicizing the circuit, and with  his other information he is taking to Ottawa copies of The  Coast News to show the excellent publicity given and how it  has increased support of the circuit in this area.  care for the injured man and  the other to attack the burning  boat. Willing hands and enough  buckets and sea water soon had  the fire all smothered down to  only the burning gasoline measure, and the timely arrival of a  man with a fire extinguisher  snuffed even that out, and the  fight was over. The whole action was very fast and it appears nobody lost his head as  sometimes happens. Due to  these factors a man, though badly burned, has a good chance of  life and further usefulness and  he has a boat to go on with  when he is able to do so  The injured man was given  first aid by William Blakely and  put aboard Mr. Victor Cramp's  boat and taken to St. Mary's  hospital at Pender Harbour At  last report he was doing well.  Mr. Day was a good fisherman, a good citizen and a good  neighbour and we wisn him a  speedy recovery.  Gargrave Speaks  ^LegioiiBall  GIBSONS   LANDING���Herbert  Gargrave, MLA,  addressed  a  well-atended meeting at the Legion Hall here on May 20.   He  reported on proceedings of the  . recent session of the Legislature  with particular attention to the  more   important   of   the   many  bills  passed.   He  believed that  implementation of the Cameron  report  on  education  was  very  important,  and with potentialities  of  great   benefit.    It  was  likely  that  amendments  would  be found desirable after trial of  the new policy; he hoped that  the attitude of the public would  be to make the new policy one  of better and more complete educational  service,  especially, in  rural  districts,  rather than focussing   on   money-saving.    He  believed children in rural areas  could  and  should  have  opportunities more nearly on a par  with the large centers than has  been the case in the past.  Mr. Gargrave was not too optimistic about the future of the  road program in this district.  He thought we might look for  a better deal than in the past,  but said that the Department  still fails to face up to the fact;  that roads here are in a deplorable condition and that patchwork repairs are useless. The  need, he claimed, was for heavy  capital expenditure on machinery, and a program of using  modern equipment to build a  modern network of roads for  the traffic of today and tomorrow.  The local hardy perennial, Mr.  Gargrave concluded, was the  Port Mellon road, and was still  only on paper, though he felt  it was perhaps nearer completion than it was in 1913. He had  obtained a promise from the  minister of public works that  he would visit this district in  the near future and examine the  matter personally. Page Two  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay/ B. C._  Friday, May 24, 1946.  Wciz ��oast Mews  3 Lines  (15 Words)  for 35c     3  Insertions (same ad)  60c  2xtra words, above 15-word min., 2c each. Cash with order.  Totices,  Engagements, Marriages, Deaths,* etc., 75c insertion  LITTLE ADS - - - BIG RESULTS!  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.    MARINE   REPAIRS  We are specialists in general  repairs, electric and acetylene  welding. Westview Machine  Shop, Westview, B.C.   " FOR SALE  WE HAVE waterfront property  from Gibsons Landing to  Pender Harbour. E. W. Parr  Pearson, representing Consolidated Brokers, 942 West Pender  St.,  Vancouver. tfn  "     Z PERSONAL  CATHERS Laundry at Gran-  thams Landing is now open  r business. Send your laundry  day. ,    37  FOR  SALE  ONE    Quebec    heater,  brick  lined.    $15.00.     Selma  Park  Store,  Sechelt.  38  MISCELLANEOUS  SAWS GUMMED, lawn mowers  overhauled and sharpened,  scissors, shears and knives  ground. Apply W. W. Burroughs, Westview, B.C. 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.  CONNOR NU-WAY HAND  WASHERS $36, IN STOCK���  Pender Harbour Traders Ltd.  Madiera Park, Pender Harbour.  tf  FOR SALE  FOUR room house with bath,  pantry, clothes closet, and  glassed in veranda. House is  partly furnished. Overlooks  water, close to post office at  Grantharns Landing. Apply E.  Pearson, Halfmoon Bay or Consolidated Brokers Ltd., 942  West Pender St., Vancouver. 37  KEYS TO ORDER���        T  All kinds of keys made to  ���order. Send sample you wish  duplicated. Muir's Hardware,  at Powell River (Westview) B.C.  NOTICE   OF  CANCELLATION  OF RESERVE  NOTICE is hereby given that  the Reserve established 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 7.50 acres of uhsur-  veyed land fronting on Skoot-  kumchuck Narrows, Group 1,  New Westminster District.  H. CATHCART,  Deputy Minister of Lands.  Department of Lands  and Forests,  Victoria, B. C-  April 5th, 1946  M i        i I,  WANTED  ELECTRIC    Washing   Machine  for cash. Phone or write Bay-  view Lodge, Selma Park.        39  NOTICE  MR. AND Mrs. George Wright  have taken over the Henderson Place at Wilson Creek.  Fresh vegetables in season also  vegetable plants. 39  FOR SALE  8-TUBE Battery radio without  batteries.    V.   F.   Dunn,   Sechelt. 1  HELP WANTED  WANTED a general store clerk,  experienced.    Gulf   Mainland  Co-operative   Store,   Roberts  Creek. * 39  RADIOS  1946 RADIOS in stock. Victor,  Marconi, Stromberg- Carlson,  Northern Electric, S t e w a r t  Warner and General Electric. '  Exide and Burgess Batteries,  C.C.M. Cycles, G i 1 s o n Gas  Washers. Authorized dealer,  Tommy Thomas, Pender Harbour. '        tfn  WEDDING   STATIONERY  Engraved or standard wedding invitations, announcements. Also wedding cake  boxes, complete with cards. 95c  dozen. The Coast News, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  SHOP by MAIL  from  Powell Stores Ltd,  Powell River, B. C  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  A.  N. COTTON, Correspondent  Mrs. Cliff Gould of Westview,  near Powell River, visited her  parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Els-  don of Roberts Creek.  #    *    *  We  are  glad  to  report that  Mrs. Taggart is well on her way  to recovery from her recent ill���  '   ness.  * *    *  Mrs. Scott and daughter spent  a week at Mrs. Clarke's home in  Roberts Creek. They much enjoyed their visit.  * *    *  We were sorry to learn of the  death of Mr. Jack Newman. He  was very well liked and admired by so many and his passing leaves a blank in this community which will be hard to  fill.  * *    *  The National Film Board  presentation on April 30 at the  Kewpie Kamp, Roberts Creek,  was very much enjoyed and we  are all looking -forward to the  next presentation, early in June.  There were over a hundred persons present on this occasion,  which speaks for itself.  * *    *  The annual collection of the  Red Cross Association at Roberts Creek took place in March.  It was most successful and a letter of recognition from headquarter'? in Vancouver will be  found on the bulletin board at  the post effice,  * *    *  Mrs. C. Hosiam has left Roberts Creek vo ti'k? up resid :*ce  in North Vancouver. However  she tells us that she will be back  with us from time to time, so it  is  not  goodbye but  aur   /eoir,  Mrs .Has J am..  * ���    *  Mrs  ftlsdon of Roberts Crr;f.k  is visiting at present in Vancou-.  ver.   She Dopes to visit her son'  in    Victoria    before    retaining-  home again to the Creek.  WILSON CREEK  MRS. D. ERICKSON  Correspondent  __  Mr.   and.   Mrs.   George  Kraft  have moved into the Hal Hammond property, which was as-  ��� sisted by the DVA, as both Mr.  and Mrs. were in the services.  * *    *  Friends will be glad to know  that Mrs. Jackson Senior is again among us, recuperating after a severe illness, and is visiting Mike and Leslie Jackson  at Davis Bay.  Miss Agnes Peumeur has left  for Vancouver for a much-needed holiday.  * *    *  Reg Jackson reports that the  freight carrier which he took up  to Salmon River two weeks ago  made a very satisfactory showing-  * ���    *  George Wright is up and around again. Mrs. Wright,, assisted by her sister and brother-  in-law, Mrs, and Mr. Lehman,  carried on.  * *    *  The enforced "holiday" is certainly producing some great activity in the gardens locally and  we read in books that vegetarians are much superior to meat  eatesr. So cheer up Sid Smith  and several others.  * *    *  Andy Aucoin who  was sent  to Vancouver recently is a great  deal better. He was working at'  the HprncGas Station last Summer.  MRS. W. D. GILBERT  Correspondent  Here to enjoy our lovely late  spring weather are Mr. and Mrs.  George Walton who have as  their guest their grand daughter  Miss Beverley Burley.  Other fine weather visitors  are Mi*, and Mrs. Gordon Darling and their son, Bruce Darling.  * *    *  Visitors to Vancouver have  been Mr. and Mrs. S. McKay,  Mr. Ivan Ross, Mr. J. Mowatt,  Mrs. Ken Wood and Marlene.  * *    *      .  New residents in our community are Mr. and Mrs. ��� R. H.  Pepperdihe. Alberta was their  home for 42 years, and the former was employed by the City  of Calgary for 35 years. Calgary  and its mayor showed their appreciation of so many years of  service when Mr. Pepperdine  retired at the age of 68.  * *    *  Due to an accident to an already badly injured knee, Mr.  R. E. Bissonette, teacher at the  Sechelt United School, will be  unable to complete the term.  We regret the loss to the school  and would like to express- our  sympathy for Mr. Bissonette,  and wish him a speedy recovery.  ERIC INGLIS  GENERAL  TRUCKING  and FUEL  Qibson's Landing  r  Garden  Bay Cafe  SHORT ORDERS  DINNERS  WEEKDAYS:  11 A.M. to 12 midnite  SUNDAYS:  11 A.M. to 5 P.M.  BUSISTOP HERE~  )EXPERT   RADIO   REPAIRS  Your radio repaired in 48 hours  by our expert radio engineers.  We convert battery sets to electric. Ship to:  B.C. ELECTRICAL REPAIR  Company  1061 Granville St.,  Vancouver, B.C.  SgQQS��QQg8OCtC0QOQQQC��0gCO!  For more than 50 years,  UNION has served the  coastal communities of  British Columbia with passenger and freight  transportation.  *  Daily sailings to Howe  Sound or Gulf Coast  points via Union ships  as per schedule. Regular  and special trips via  Howe Sound Ferries departing from Whytecliffe  or Fisherman's Cove.  SECHELT STORE  A good supply off general  merchandise always in  stock. Rennie's, Brack-  man-Ker's garden seeds.  Window glass cut to  order.  SECHELT INN  Excellent Dining Room-  Tea Rooms, soft drinks,  light snacks. Roller skating Rink, Friday evenings. 7-11 p.m.���Dancing,  Shows at the Pavilion.  *  For information, call or  phone Mr. R. S. Hackett at  Sechelt Store, or Union  Steamships, Vancouver.  & Co. Ltd.  Gibsons Landing  SAWMILLaNG  andLUMBER  Drop in to see us  regarding your  LUMBER  REQUIREMENTS  Also if you have any  logs for sale���"any  "quantity.'*' Friday, May 24, 1946.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C._  .Page Three  E3K_GKS  Fish Story DeLuxe  George   Siggers,   Correspondent  Reading the various reports  given by the critics who were  present at the Drama Festival,  held in Vancouver our local  Players' Club shouldn't feel too  badly about coming second, instead of first, in their presentation of the Legend. The remarks of the critics were so varied it's hard to say just, who  should  have  won.   Better luck  next time!  * #    *  We were sorry to see our big  jovial clerk, Cece Black, leave  here Tuesday. Mr. Black has  moved to Bowen Island to work  for the Union Steamship Estates.  * *    *  We wish bon voyage to Mrs.  Galloway and her two boys,  Roy and Billy. They will journey north to the Taku gold  mines to live. Their father, Mr.  Walter Galloway, has taken up  a position as mill superintendent up there.  * *    #  We enjoyed two ball games  this week���a game Wednesday  when the Beach Legion members took a hard-fought tussle  from the townsite 4-0. Gordon  Powell, the new pitching sensation, struck out 17 men. Friday  was the opening of the league  and brought together Wilkies  BW's and Reyburn's Red Sox.  You could see that the boy��  need a -little batting practice���  they creaked with every swing.  Reyburn's stars came out oh the  short end, losing 10-4.  Don't horse-play on the job,  warns the National S a f t e y  Council.  The English  Prestwich Air  Cooled Engines  Are Better  see  Wally Graham  Gibson's   Landing"  Will Scott  TRANSFER  "REDROOFS"  HALFMOON BAY  General Trucking  Let us help you solve  your transportation  problems!  ��� ��� ���  Repairs to  ��� Typewriters  ��� Adding Machines  ��� All Business  ilachiries.  Coast N&tvs Ltd.  By Jane Drury  FOR   SOME   reason   or   other,  Sunday   seemed   to   be   very  popular for fishing around here.  It    was    quite  early     in    the  morning   when  our friend Bill  Deans    headed  towards _   the  lake so fast that  his    nose    almost     scraped  the sidewalk as  he was passing  our place. Shortly after he was  on his way, a good many went  by;    mothers,    fathers,    bobby  sockers and the diaper brigade,  all   headed   for   Powell   Lake.  Some had the fanciest of lines,  all   decorated   up   like   Astor's  Plush Horse,  only with spoons  that shined like a mirror. Later  in  the  morning  a  lovely bo^t  (tug-boat size)   passed  on one  of the logging trucks.  She too  was  on  her  way to  the  lake.  Launched   a   few   days   ago   at  Lund, she was towed to Powell  River and then started her land  trip. Was she ever a beauty and  oh! what lines; made of cedar  and mahogany, I was told.  FISH FROM HEAVEN  All,this started me dreaming  of some  of the fishing trips I  had been on while camping up  West    Howe    Sound,    and    of  the fish consumed���yes, without  even   going   after   them.   This  happened  a  good  many  years  ago  but  it  happened  just  the  same.   Our   camp   kitchen  was  mostly   out   in  the   open���roof  over it  and cedar shake sides  half way up-���ho-.-.door's at all.  Cooking  out  in  the  fresh   air  like  that was  always  a pleasure.   We  used  to   take  turns  getting breakfast which usually  consisted  of  mush,  bacon  and  eggs, toast, jam and coffee. A  very hearty" breakfast for city  folk who were just loafing the  summer   away.   However,   this  morning it happened to be my  turn to gat breakfast and when  I went into the kitchen I saw  about eight oolichans lying beside  the   stove  waiting  to   be  cleaned and cooked for breakfast. Hmm! wherever did they  come   from���ftbey   were   fresh  because   they   were   firm,   and  as the kitchen  was about  150  feet from the pater's edge they  certainly didn't jump that far.  I looked around to see  where  puss and her young family were,  but they were not in sight and  no  evidences  was visible  that  they had had a feed either. Oh,  well, I cleaned the fish and we  had them for breakfast.  DELIVERED BY CAT  The next morning the  same  thing happened only there were  not quite as many fish. We were  still puzzled and still alive from  our feed of fish the day pre-^  vious so these too got cooked  for   breakfast.   Its   good   going  when the fish come to you instead  of  you   going  after   the  fish.     The    third    morning  in   succession   the   same   thing  happened but at the same time  we  found put  who  had  donated the fish to us. Puss was  very busy and so were her two  kittens, eating a fish each when  we arrived on the scene. Apparently the oolichans had come  intoo far on the high tide and  the  sand  from  the gravel  pit  got  into   their   gills   and  they  were left stranded. It was nothing unusual to see a school of  these fish at that time of the  year. During the night or early  morning puss who was always  on the hunt for something for  her offspring, must have brought  the fish up and laid them on  the kitchen floor and after the  kittens had had their fill and  puss too, they had gone off and  had a snooze leaving behind'  the ones they hadn't touched.  This only occurred three days  in succession  FLYING ANTS  On Bill's way home from the  lake  last  evening  he   saw  me  at the window and help up  a  - parcel���"here   ye   are   Lassie"  and   he   gave   me   two   lovely  trout.   I started  to clean them  at once and I got the surprise  of my life when I opened them.  Inside one was a live flying ant  and the inner tubes of this one.  was full of flying ants. It must  had consumed a couple of hundred.  I   opened the  other  and  sure  enough  it  was  full   also.  I don't know much about flying  ants, but I think they all come  out  of  the  earth  on  a  certain  day each year, fly around and  drop their wings before nightfall. I have seen them on the  salt  water a  good many times  so I take it that wherever Bill  caught these trout the ants must  have been in abundance. I called .  the men folk in  the house  to  have a "look see" before I disposed of them. The trout tasted  grand  and  we  thoroughly  enjoyed them.  On these lovely warm days my  thoughts are csfcill wandering  most of the time up West ItJowe  .Sotind.as, I recall so many happy  incidents. It is on days like  these that I think of the following:  The * summer's here and each  year comes a yearning  To shun the dusty streets and  sweltering heat  And camp where we can have  our fires burning  And hear the wild waves dashing at our feet.  Welcome Oh! boon of life, bosom of nature,  Thy joys intoxicate, thy lures  beguile,  Encamped beneath the clear  blue skies of summer,  Let's feel the joy of living for  awhile.  Sinclair Seen  As Successor  To John Hart  POSSIBILITY that James Sinclair, member for Vancouvefr  North may succeed Premier  John Hart as provincial Libersj  leader in British Columbia is  seen in a news' story in the  Toronto Globe and Mail.  In an Ottawa dispatch last  week, the Globe and Mail said  in part:  "Mr. Sinclair, by position in  the House, is a back-bencher iii  fact���right up beside the backdrop draperies. The 38-year old  ex-adjutant of a famous fighter  unit in the R.C.A.F., is alsor  talked of as a contender for  the leadership of the Liberal  party in British Columbia when  Premier Hart retires. Mr. Hart,  it is reported, would not s1i.re  down an offer of one of two  vacant British Columbia Senate  seats, providing the summons  came next summer."  APPOINTEEAbove his excellency Field Marshal  _r_.x a U1A' ���*��� ���LJJ-lthe Rt. Hon. Viscount Alexander of  Tunis, GCB, GCMG, CSI, DSO, MC, ADC, is shown in the  arch of the peace tower of the parliament buildings at  Ottawa, with Lady Alexander, following the ceremonies in  the senate chamber where he was sworn in as Canada's  17th governor-general since confederation. As they stepped  from the special train at Ottawa's Union station they were  met by Prime Minister Mackenzie King and members of  the cabinet. In the concourse of the station his excellency  inspected a guard of honor composed of members of his  new regiment���The Governor General Foot Guards.��� (Canadian Army Phto).  Whether you own a car, or not,  the motor vehicle accident problem affects. During 1945, two  out of five motor vehicle fatalities were pedestrians, according to the National Safety  Council.  Spring cleaning was just about  through  And what in the  world  did  Jane do?  Why, with balance uncertain,  She reached for a curtain  And pulled down a life impromptu.  "A Place I Like to Buy From"  Whitaker1 s  Trading Post  General Merchants  DAVIS BAY WILSON CREEK  "Your Western  Shopping Centre  //  QUALITY  MERCANDISE  LOWER  PRICES  BETTER  SERVICE  GUARANTEED  DELIVERY  WOODWARD  MAIL ORDER SERVICE  Vancouver, British Columbia Page Four  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, May 24, 1946.  By Donald Morton Stewart  WHAT LIQUOR PROBLEM?  Still is liquor a moot question  and that makes me feel quite  sad, for it lowers my respect  for the intelligence of the average college grad. Our statesmen and legislators, most of  them, have attended university,  so they are well-insured against  the haunting spectre of ad\^s-  ity; but of what practical value  is their blooming eduction when  it cannot solve the liquor question which has, for so many  years, plagued the nation?  Now, liquor is a liquid which  affects different people in divers  ways. To some it gives a definite "lift" but others it puts in  a stupid daze. Some are enoblecl  by the mellowing influence of  strong drink; but many get so  "polluted" that they���well, just  let   the   matter   sink.   On   the  merits of liquor, no two people  seem able to agree; and that's  the season it's been a problem  to   our   ancestors���and   to   you  and   me.    Nazis    and   Fascists  struggled fiercely to convert the  entire   world.   The   Red   Flag,  Communists wish to see,  over  every capital unfurled. And so  it is with liquor on both sides���  pro and con. Every man would  force his neighbor to  sing his  favorite song. The "drys" would  compel the "wets" to dispense  with the Demon Rum but the  "wets"   contend,   'tis   no   more  harmful than so much chewing  gum.  Since the "wets" like their  liquor because it makes them  happy or sad and the "drys"  have never tasted it, for which  they give thanks and are glad;  why not try arbitration, which  /*  SECftET COVE  Inez  Willison,   Correspondent  Mr. Eric Willison has left for  Vancouver after a few days at  home. He will now try to continue with the business he started at the time he was taken ill.  Mrs. Lina Gill spent Mother's  Day at Gibsons Landing. With  her was her daughter, Mrs. J.  Nicholson and grandchildren  and great grandchildren.  Mrs. E. Green and her son and  daughter Verne and Shirley  have joined their father here.  We wish to welcome them all to  Secret Cove.  is becoming now the mode and  no one, then, can say his fellows' firm conviction he overrode? If for some people liquor  is  bad,  yet for others it may  be , good,   just   as   one   mail's  poison may turn out to be another's   food.   sQn   Ithe   profits  from   liquor,   government   will  never relinquish its  grasp  but  could not a percentage be surrendered  to  education's   clasp?  In school, in church, in home,  could not the government advertise   the   benefits   of   tem-  perstfe,   be   healthy, *be   wise?  Would it not be better to have  your   sons   and   daughters   led  than driven into righteousness���  wouldn't   that   be   using   your  head?       ,  The war has shown us what  wonders propaganda may perform, so let's propagandize for  temperance���make this a -popular reform. Our college grads,  then, may boast that, because of  their degress, they at last put'  through legislation which could  not fail to please/ The liquor  problem, then, might be placed  upon the shelf because, in  course of time, it would surely  solve itself.  A MOTHER of 20 children���11 of whom still  sit .at the home table���has just made the  headlines with the remark that in her house  "nobody gets seconds." Whether this has some-  twice.  Here may be just the right menu for some  folk. We all want to help those for whom part  of the worst of the war goes on, even though  the shooting, has stopped. Meals a la Barrie  would provide one way to have your seconds  and eat them, too���or, rather, let somebody  eat them who needs them more,  thnig to do with the cost of living or the.starving children of Europe, or boh, is not clear  from the dispatch from this extensive sector  of the home front.  But the mother's words are suggestive of  one way we can all help feed our hungry  brothers and sisters in other lands. Nobody  gets seconds! It that top stoical a slogan for  the Canadian home? If so, there is a way to  soften it without damage to frugality or  charity.  Sir James Barrie tells how a Scottish family  made a little seem like more every Saturday  , night when the children's spending money  was passed around. Each child was entitled  to just one penny a week. But in every penny  there are two" ha'pennies, and by dealing out  the allotments in halfpennies the head of the  house   could   go   around   the   family   circlfc  Bible Reading  AND THEY brought young children to Him,  that He should touch them: and His disciples  rebuked those that brought them. But when  Jesus, saw i, He was much displeased, and  said unto them, Suffer the little children to  come unto me, and forbid them not: for of  such is the Kingdom of God. Verily I say  unt you, Whosoever shall not receive the  Kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not  enter therein. And He took them up in His  arms, put His hands upon them, and blessed  them.���MARK, 10: 13-16.  Now is the time for all women willing to  reduce to come to the aid of a starving world.  Trucking .Logs  ���Cut Courtesy Columbia Coast Mission.  Seattle Press  Fears "Worst"  In IWA Strike  THE SEATTLE Times, itself dependent on Powell River paper mills, Thursday forecast a  serious newsprint shortage  should the province's loggers'  strike continue long.  It    quoted    Frank    Webster,  Seattle Star business manager,  as saying "If the strike goes on  long enough, we'll  all be out'  of business.  "All newspapers using British Columbia newsprint probably will have to reduce in  size."  George Russell^ Tacoma News-  Tribune business manager, said  "If the strike continues more  than a week, we are going to"  have to do something drastic  in cutting the size of our paper  ���as much as 50 percent to  start."  Also reported dependent on  B. C. mills, which shut down  when their three weeks' supply  of logse is exhausted, are:  The Bremerton Sun, Belling-  ham Herald, Tacoma Times,  Seattle Buyers Guide, all in  Washington State; 90 per cent  of California's smaller papers  plus the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco News, Los  Angeles News, Oakland Tribune,  Sacramento Bee, Modesto Bee,  Fresno Bee; newspapers in  Houston Texas, and the Star-  Bulletin and the Advertiser in  Honolulu.  The Bremerton Sun announced in today's issue that it  would start a "drastic" program  of rationing advertising space  tomorrow, to permit reducing  the size of the paper.  THE GOVERNMENT bounty on cougars at the  present time is only $15 and that is not  enough to. encourage hunting them. Cougars  take time, energy, patience and skill and $15  will not attract regular pest exterminators.  A decent bounty will attract experts and the  predators can be controlled. But this is the  only method.  Observers who know tne methods which  cougars employ to secure their food, state that  cougars kill on an average 30 deer each per  year, which at the bounty rate, makes a deer  worth 50 cents.  Match this 50 cents wih a fee to non-residents  or royalty, of $15 and a fine of $25, for shooting  a deer out of season. These are the government's regulations.  Placing the value of a deer at the modest  figure of $5.00, a cougar normally destroys living property to the value of $150 a year.  If to  this is added the revenue which would come  from hunting fees, resident and non-resident  . and the other .revenue from hunters, Canadian  and American, if deer were plentiful, the loss  actually is far more than the $150 per cougar.  At the present time, the cougars are increas-^  ing in British Columbia's hunting and range1  areas  and the*  hunters,  as previously  noted, \  will not  go  out  after them for the  present-  bounty,   from   which   they   cannot   meet   expenses.  Many B.C. hunters claim that they would  be inside the mark if they estimated the average, deer killing by a cougar at one a week o_vj  52 a year. One of them reports that he was]  traiing a big cougar and found that it had!  killed six deer in five days. He got the cougar j  on the sixth day. |  Regarding the"claim that  cougar kill only'*  sick deert cougar hunters state it has no foundation in fact, on the contrary they assert that:  a cougar will kill the biggest buck.  In respect of the game commission's claim]  that the deer will get too thick if the cougars  are killed off, huners ask that if his is true,  which they doubt, why not let them have a-  chance to kill the deer so that these animals  will not "become too thick". That is, why not  keep the cougar down /and let the people^  have a shot at the deer and let them have the  meat instead of a predatory animal.  To control cougar, put a $40 bounty, whicri  works out at a valuation of $1.34 a deer.  As for putting on predatory animal hunters!  at a fixed v/age scale, this would cost far morel  than $40 a cougar. But the $40 bounty would]  assure a constant supply of eager cougar nun-;  ters in.every section where these animals exist 1  There would be scores of these hunters againstj  a couple of salaried government cougar hunters!]  u  Poet^s Corner  Birds  By Marvin Kirkwood  Soaring o'er land and sea,  Bringing to others, joy and glee;  But why are you so shy,  Beautiful winged creatures of the sky.  Tell us your stories of foreign lands,  Of the  South  Sea  Islands  and  desert  sands-  How far and fast you fly,  Beautiful winged creatures of the sky.  What are your inspirations  That rouse in us such pleasing sensations;  Your songs cause humans to sigh,  Beautiful winged creatures of the sky.  Wxt ��oastJfeuis  Published Every Friday  by     .   s. \  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 Friday, May 24, 1946.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Pagre Five  BASED IN PENDER HARBOUR  Les Peterson, Correspondent.  One more step in building  modernization wfas (taken by  Ben Lang, Rexall Drug Store  proprietor, this week when he  installed a large neon sign above his store front. The sign is  not only the first of its type to  appear within a considerable  distance of points north and  west, but is also the only effort  towards street lighting to be  made up to the present time.  �� * *  First. Parent-Teacher Association whist drive, and one of  the largest ever staged in the  Legion Hall, was held there on  Friday evening, May 17. Nearly  a hundred patrons were there,  and although the complicated  score/card took a technical kp  halfway through the sixth  round, it put up a grand scrap  to the end. - Windup of the event saw Mrs. Stan Trueman and  Jack Lowden emerge as winners. Mrs. Nestman, PTA president, stated that her organization was very pleased with the  response given by the public to  || the drive and was particularly  f gratified to see so many from  t Grantham's.  h     ��� *   ���   ���  Casualty of the home front���  Otto's gas pump, bowled for a  duck    by    an    overenthusiastic  customer.   Maybe the new dis-  \ penser  will  dispense  with  the  i manual dispensing.  ' *    *    *  | Although the grounds would  j, have held more, a reasonably  " gratifying group invoked blisters on the Memorial Playground Wednesday afternoon  and evening. Students of the  | Howe Sound United School lent  jf. their support during the after-  1 noon, ably mentored by Jim  Drummond, but many familiar  faces were absent, and the brunt  Lof the attack fell again to the  ^weapons of the home guard.  %"������'���' Current realization���the field,���  I could be in condition now. Are  ft we  downhearted?  h  DO YOUR  LOGGING AT  WAKEFIELD INN  No  Snow, Rain or Fire  Season io Interrupt  Operations  Bus leaves Gibson's at  6:30 p.m.  Leaves Wakefield at  11:00 p.m.  Friday  and Saturday  MURDOCH  Marine Supply  ��� FRESH   MEATS  ��� HARDWARE  ��� SHELL OIL  ��� FISH CAMP  Pender Harbour  MacLeod Bros.  GENERAL STORE  PENDER HARBOUR  \ DRY GOODS  )  GROCERIES AND  MEATS  > FISHING SUPPLIES  > HOME OIL AGENT  > INDEPENDENT  FISH BUYERS  DETAILS of the new ship now  in use by the Columbia Coast  Mission, the John��Antle y are:  Length 36 feet overall; beam  106 inches; draught 3 feet. She  is powered with a 110 Chrysler  Crown Marine gas engine  and  will probobly develop 70 hp. in  the 2-1 reduction gear and 22x  18 propeller.  Layout of the ship is interesting. Forward in the nose of the  ship are two berths, lockers, and  just off this cabin a small wash  room and toilet. This section of  the ship is a complete compartment in itself.  PILOT HOUSE  The pilot house is of the observation cabin type, running  clear across the ship's beam,  with narrow decks outside. It is  a streamlined ship forward and  aft and has large plate glass  windows all round. A fine light  and an electric air whistle has  been installed. The steering  wheel and engine controls are  set slightly to port of center and  are easily controllable by the  man at the wheel.  Underneath* the floor of the  pilot house is the engine. On the  port side of the engine compartment is a 140 ampere hour 32-  yolt storage battery. A one-inch  emergency bilge pump, belt  driven from the main engine,  insures fast pumping in case the  ship sprung a serious leak and  required to be pumped while  the ship was still under way.  In the pilot house is a settee  and room for easy chairs, and  this cabin is large enough to  serve as a small chapel accomodating ten people. The ship  will carry an ample supply of  folding chairs for such gatherings and the chart table provides  a place for the ship's altar.  CABIN  In the cabin aft, the layout is  a bit unusual.   Along the port  side stand the oil-burning, fan-  driven range, the sink, and the  lockers for kitchen gear/ On the  starboard side forward is a dinette,  slightly raised  above the  main floor of this vabin,  with  very   comfortable   upholstering*  which when the dining table is  lowered, can be converted into  a double berth exactly as a pull-  man berth is arranged.   Aft of  the dinette is a small office and  radio telephone room.   The radio has loudspeakers both in this'  cabin and the pilothouse and it  will be possible to set the radia  telephone at the receiving position and hear any calls that  may come in while one is at the  wheel.  Then, if a message must  be transmitted, it will be necessary to go back to the transmitter and operate from there.  GENERATING PLANT  Outside in the spacious cockpit is a 32 volt 6000 watt electric  generating plant which charges  the main batteries. It is an air-  cooled unit. Across the aftev  side of the cockpit is a large insulate ice box which serves as a  seat.  The ship's dinghy is carried  on the upper deck. But I finct  that nearly always I tow the>  dinghy as I make a great many  rowboat landings after anchoring.  The ship's hull has a two-foot  strip of gumwood sheathing along the entire water line, and is  of tremendous value in avoiding  the inevitable chafing of the  ship's planking" when tied up  alongside log booms or when occasionally forced to break thru  ice at the heads of the'Inlets.  She is a well-appointed ship,  and it remains to be seen how  good she is in heavy weather.  Her full speed in her trial run  over the measured mile off of  Point Grey was 10 knots. This  may be improved with slight  propellor adjustment if it seerqp  advisable.  The ship was built in 1939 by  the Vancouver shipyards to the  design of Gilbert Jukes, and the  engine was purchased from the  Canadian Atlas Diesel. The radio was installed by Spilsbury  and Hepburn of Vancouver and  the repairs were effected under  the direction of the Vancouver  shipyards after she was taken  over from the RCAF, to whom  she had been on charter by the  owner, Arthur Head of Cobble  Hill, Vancouver Island. He has  owned her since 1939 but from  that year until 1942 did not have  her in commission owing to the  war restrictions. While in his  hands she was known as the^  Panda and during her charter  to the RCAF, as the Goose. She  She now reverts to the name of  the two previous ships, John  Antle, and is a happy way in  which to perpetuate the name  of the founder of the Columbia  Coast  Mission.  BASE AT PENDER  HA9BOUR  The John Antle will make  Pender Harbour her base, and I  will concentrate on that general  area, including Lasqueti, Texada, Hardy, Nelson, Thormai^py  Islands, as well as all* of Jervis  Inlet. From time to time it will  be necessary to make a run all  throug hthe Mission territory to  keep an eye on our work as a  --whole.'   * "'"���������  THANKS  EXTENDED  To those who contributed and  made the purchase and equipment of this fine vessel possible  we extend our profound thanks,  and we do hope that the new  John Antle will prove a useful  ship to all those to whom she  and her skipper will minister.  I hope to -have a lay helper w.^��_w  me as my crew to ease the constant strain of running the ship  alone. He will serve as cook and  first mate, so to speak, while I  will be skipper.  Here's good sailing to the new  John Antle for many years to  come!  WOODFIBRE  MISS LOUISE BOWDEN  Correspondent  ���_���_���_���������������i________________���_���_____  Mr. and Mrs. W. Coturier and  Patricia spent several days in  Squamish.  *    *    *  Miss Alice Parassini spent  a  few days here as the guest of  her^sister, Mrs. V. Fooglin.  * *    *  Mrs. Fred Eadie and her two ,  children, Jimmy and Mary, returned recently from a three-  week vacation.  .     �� * * *  Mrs. Mel Hansen is visiting  her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. V.  Parker.  * *    *  Among those journeying to  town on the Sunday afternoon  boat were Mr. and Mrs. Yates  and Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Bickell.  *    *  Marion  *  for two months' treatment, and  we hope that on his return he  will be back in the old groove  again.  Mrs. Dave Anderson was hostess on May 16 at a handkerchief,  shower in honour of Mrs. H.  Miller who is taking up residence in Bellingham. The entertainment for the evening consisted of a singsong. Among the  guests were Mrs. Miller, her  mother, Mrs. McGregor, Mrs.  H. Waldron, Mrs. A. Douglas,  Mrs. M. Whitehead, Mrs. *J\  Frey, Mrs. H. Frey, Mrs. W.  Cardin, Mrs. F. Johnson, Mrs.  M. Gardner, Mrs. D. Anderson,  Miss Florence    Johnson,  ' Miss  Elaine Anderson,  Miss Jacqueline Monaghan, Miss Ada Niro.  *  The infant daughter of Mr.  and Mrs. J. Braite received the  names Janet Jean at a christening on Saturday afternoon.  Father Defoe performed the service, at which the child's godparents were named. They are  Mr. L. Moretto and Mrss Alice  Parassini.  * *    *  Mrs. Douglas Anderson went  to town on Wednesday.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Jack Grant are  at home, where Mr. Grant is recovering from an illness.  ANNOUNCING ...  THE OFFICIAL OPENING  of the  REDR00FS TRADING  GENERAL STORE  MONDAY, MAY 27th  AT REDROOFS  Halfmoon Bay  CO.  _ ��� ���  ��� ��� ��������-.  ��� a a ��� a  a a ��� ���  �� a a a a  ��� ��� a ���  ��� a a a a  a ��� ��� ���'  ��� a a a a  ������_��.. *�����,  ���-M ���*;���*���-���  They offer a chance for IMMEDIATE JOBS ���  STEADY JOBS too.  They also offer jobs for experienced farm  workers���-for mechanically trained workers ���  and any others able to help seasonally.  Then, there is the challenge to fight off starvation threatening many nations.  9 JOIN BN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER  ��� JOBS ARE AVAILABLE IN YOUR DISTRICT  S&sut&t^ one attractive  Apply today for work on the farm to either���  YOUR NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT OFFICE  PROVINCIAL AGRICULTURAL SERVICE  Miss Marion Trembley has  left Woodfibre to take up residence in Vancouver.  ���    *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Bill Beckett are  in town.   The former is down  .��� ������!'���<���;��� ���:  DEPARTMENT   OF   LABOUR  HUMPHREY MITCHELL A, MaeNAMARA  Minister of Labour Deputy Minister Paige Six  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C._  Friday, May 24, 1946.  Woods Drying Out  Rapidly; Public  Must Be Careful  THE FIRE ��:a::ard in tho woods  of Fowell River district may  come at an e��/..'Jy date this year,  according to Forest Branch officials and legging operator;-..  A few days of bright sunshine  has dried out the slashing and  the woods generally at an extremely rapid rate. Official humidity reading have now been  started and the humidity is reported as being low.  raphs  \  FROM THE B.C. WEEKLIES  .eader's Ki  Charlie SeBallnhard  Gibsons Landing  WATKINS DEALER  Mail  Orders  Will  Receive  Prompt Attention  We Invite You To  Visit Our New  Ladies and  Children's Wear  Department  Planned to Serve You  W. P. Pieper  IRVINES LANDING  PENDER HARBOUR  PRINCETON  A late spring is restricting the  number of lakes open, but ice  is rapidly disappearing from  most of the lower lakes and  fishing is expected to open very  shortly. The lakes were all restocked in recent years and fine  trout now abound  LANGLEY PRAIRIE  Although Langley Municipal  Council rejected daylight saving when the required three-  fifths majority was not recorded  in the vote, merchants are considering operating their businesses on fast time irrespective of  the council's decision  VERNON  Presentation of a pair of white  gloves will likely be made to  Justice A. D. Macfarlane when  the spring assizes of Supreme  Court open here. This traditional ceremony marks the ob-  sence of any criminal cases  from the docket. \  DUNCAN  The light atop the tower on  the summit of Mount Prevost,  which has not flashed since  war extinguished it in 1939, may  be turned on again as a warning  beacon  for   aircraft   .   .   .   The  TYPING  SERVICE  Les Peterson  GIBSON'S LANDING  tower, and the land surrounding it, is a memorial to those  who gave their lives in World  War I.  KELOWNA  With close to $1,000,000 worth  of building going on, const;urc-  tion in Kelowna has reached an  all time high. Already this year  permits have been issued for  70 new houses.  KAMLOOPS  City Council has assumed control of Fulton Airfield here from  the R.C.A.F. and, in an effort  to ease the current, housing  shortage, will seek permissjpn  from Ottawa to use buildings  there as temporary accommodation.  WHITE ROCK  Under the sponsorship of the  Kinsmen  Club   and  the  White  Rock Welfare Association, plans  are being discussed here for a  community centre  as a  fitting  memorial to White Rock soldiers  who served in both world wars.  WILLIAMS LAKE  Local   trappers   consider   the  new provincial  beaver tagging  regulations as  a farce as they  leave, many loopholes for poachers to evade the law.  Large Lumber  Deal Closed  ���������*��*  ���In. City'  Pender Harbour Traders Ltd.  Madeira Park, Pender Harbour  MERCHANTS and MARINE ENGINEERS  BUILDING  SUPPLIES  Plywood, Wallboard,  Roofing,   Shingles,  Cement.  SASK and DOORS  NAILS  PAINT  and  VARNISHES  MARIITE PAINTS  "Sea King" Brand  BUILDERS'  HARDWARE  PLUMBING  SUPPLIES  '* LINOLEUM  MARINE  PUMPS  "Jabisco"  ROPE and CANVAS  LUMBER  MARINE. ENGINES  (new)  Leauson, gas  Murphy���Deisel  Hendy���Deisel  MARINE   ENGINES  (Rebuilt)  MARINE  SUPPLIES and  PISHING GEAR  by Lipsett's  L  STOCKS CARRIED  We carry stocks of most items.   Ask us to submit quotations  for   your  requirements.    You  will   find   our   prices   compare  favorably   with   city   prices.  We hold dealerships from some of the best supply  houses In Vancouver.  GOOD QUALITY ��� PAIR PRICE  Sunset Hardware  GIBSON'S LANDING  We Have a Full line of  PLUMBING SUPPLIES  Order Your  FRIGIDAIRES  BEATTY WASHERS  WESTINGHOUSE  ELECTR1CAL APPLIANCES  From Us Now!  Agents for  CLARE JEWEL STOVES  DETAILS of the largest timber  and lumber mill deal in British Columbia's history were  disclosed Wednesday night with  the launching of the $13,500,000  British Columbia Forest Products Ltd., with a planned production of 200,000,000 feet of  lumber a year, timber holdings  of 3,000,000,000 feet, and a payroll of 1,000 persons.  Acquired and merged in the  deal are the Hammond . Cedar  Co of Vancouver; Industrial  Timber Mills, Ltd., of Cowichan  Lake; the Cameron Lumber  Co., Ltd., and Hemmingsen-  Cameron Co., Ltd., of Victoria;  and the Osborne Bay Timber  -Buyers, Ltd, and Renfrew Holdings^ Ltd.  E. P. TAYLOR DEAL  Also acquired as certain assets of Cameron Investment and  Securities Ltd., and Cameron  Bros. Timber Co��� Ltd., and  Realty Holdings of Victoria.  The deal has been put through  by E. P. Taylor, Tbrnoto industrialist and financier, who two  years ago bought the1 big Victoria Lumber and Manufacturing mill at Chemainus and the  company's vast timber tract on  Vancouver Island.  WILL BUY TIMBER  Of the three billion feet of  timber, about ' 20 per cent is  Crown granted and located on  the Island. The balance is held  under government leases and  licenses or under purchase contracts. The company, it is staed,  will reserve $1,325,000 in cash  for buying further timber and  has under negotiation deals involving 1,150 million feet.  Mrs. Donald H. Pickard has  returned to her home in West-  \vie w after spending three  months with her son-in-law and  daughter, Lt. Commdr. D. . C.  and Mrs. Elliot at Calgary. Lt.  Commdr. Elliot is no wresiding  in Ottawa, where he is Deputy  Director of Naval cadets for  Canada. Mrs. Elliot and two  small sons, Donald and Douglas, joined him last week.  Sunray,  Hardy Island  Editor, Coast News:  Sir���Mr. Roberts has returned  recently from a trip to Roberts  Creek where he saw so much  building and was asked so many  questions that it brought to the  fore again a thought that we  have had for some time���that  one or two articles on other days  and other ways which might  still be useful, would be very  much in the interest of your  readers.  I am sending some of his own  thoughts on the matter.  The Coast News couid become  a very great help to the new  settlers who are coming out along this shore line. I well remember that rush which came  after World War I and after  watching many of those try to  make a home out here. I feel  that through your paper a good  deal of help might be given.  And is that not what a paper  such as you is for?  If so, then try to find space  where one might ask another  the 'how' and 'why' of things.  Or you could have some of us  older ones ready to answer such  letters of enquiry which may  seek the answer to problerhs  we older residents have overcome in one way or naother.  I am thinking of one who  asked how in heck he was to get  rid of a fir stump right where  he-wanted his house to be. I enclose my answer, somewhat enlarged upon.  We get much enjoyment from  The News and are glad to see  it growing up.  EDITH M. PETTIGREW  ��� Thanks for your kind words  and your useful suggestion,  Mrs. Pettigrew. In today's paper is .the first of the articles;  the other two will follow in the -  nex;t two issues.  Our readers are urged to take  advantage of the offer of help  ���the older heads are wiser in  experience and could save us a  lot of hard bumps if we would  listen once in a while.  BY LES PETERSON  NORM MACKAY was born in  Vancouver ,where he * attended General Brock School. In  1943he enlisted in the Canadian  Army, training at No. 181 CAP  TC at Camrose, and A16 at Calgary, Alberta. He went over-  the infantry corps in June of  1944. During the summer df the  same year he was posted to Italy  and attached to the Seaforths.  While in action with this unit at  the Gothic Line he was severely  wounded. After several months  in hospitals overseas and at the  Shaughnessy Military Hospital  he received his discharge and  moved to Gibsons, where his  family now lives. He is employed in the bakery of the coop store at Gibsons.  _____{_____B_  __sa__sas  ""  Miss P. Punneii, Correspondent  l__S  IMMM1WJM Tl'qiBW��n^��aB��3j<BwwiiMwwwwM��.��  The Bowen Island Inn opened  for the season on Friday May 17.  The new manager is Mr. Jenner.  *  *  For Safe Reliable  TRANSPORTATION  PHONE  TAIT'S TAXI  SERVICE  HALFMOON BAY  Passengers picked up at Pender Harbour and way points  to   make   connections   with  Gibsons Landing Ferry.  Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles '  McNeill on Wednesday, May 15,  at Grace oHspital, a daughter, |  Catherine Mae. Mrs. McNeill ;,  and her son Rodger are visiting '  her mother, Mrs. K. Rodger, for >  the summer. They will then return to their home in Charlotte-  town, P. E. I.  * *    * fj  Miss Molly McKirdy spent the |  week-end with her parents, Mr. I  and Mrs.  J. McKiray.  Mr. and Mrs. James Collins ��  had as their guest for the week-fj  end their son-in-liaw, Mr. Thordij  Fougberg. Mr. Fougberg is en��  route to his home in Pembertontf]  after spending a few weeks in-  Shaughnessy  Military  Hospital.?  * *    * V-J  Picnics   at  Bowen   Island   on,  May   18   were   Britannia   HigrJ  School and Duke of" Connaugh  School.   On May 19, Vivian Engineering Works held their picnic here. \\  I  On May 13, the Graduatin  Class of the UBC chartered the)  Lady Alexandra for a moonligh^  cruise on Howe Sound. Therci  was a three-hour stopover forj  dancing in the Pavilion at Bow ^  en Island.  Thomas  BEASLEY  General "  Merchant  C*3  Bus stop at Sports  Fishing Centre  HALFMOON BAY  Specializing in  Standard Oil Products  I  .  WYNGAERT'S  Cash and Carry  GROCERY  GIBSON'S LANDING  ���  Lowest Price in the District  m  New Location below Howe i  Sound United School       j  STAN'S BARBER  SHOP  Gibson's Landing  32 Years Experience  Gibson's Only Full Time  Barber  UNION SHOP  Children 35c  Haircut 50c      .    Shave 25c  I Friday, May 24, 1946.  - THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Page Seven  BY ADELAIDE  ,      A timetable for the new baby:  6.00  a.m.  Feed him and put  / back to bed for a sleep.  9.30 a.m Bathe the baby.  10 a.m. Feed baby.   After every feeding hold up over your  shoulder and pat gently on the  back so that he may belch up  any air swallowed while nursing.   This will help to prevent  spitting up.  [\     10.30  a.m. Put baby back to  j sleep in his bed. He may go out  \i of doors to sleep until his next  feeding   time   after   he   is   two  weeks old, in summer. When he  is four weeks old, this may be  I, done  in winter, too,  except in  very cold weather.  2.00 p.m. Feed the baby.  2.30 p.m. Put back to bed to  sleep.  When two weeks old you  '.may put him outdoors in sum-  imer. When he wakens after his  '(nap give him some cooled but  f'preboiled water. Give it from a  fbottle or a spoon.  ''    5.30   p.m.   Undress  baby   and  prepare him for the night.  ?    6.00 p.m. Feed the baby.  6.30 Put baby quietly to bed  in- a  dark  but  well  ventilated  Iroom.  Do not rock him to sleep  or think that you should stay at  his side until he goes to sleep?  '   10 p.m. Feed the baby. A long  uninterrupted sleep is of great  /value to both baby and mother.  |Have   baby   sleep   undisturbed  until his 6 p.m. feeding. If he  ^wakens   during   the  night  and  ^.cries do not feed him unless ad-  Vised by your doctor. Make him  Icomfortable, change his position  'and give him a little boiled waiter to drink, then let him sleep  Jagain.  | Send your problems to this,  column and we will be glad to  help you.  GOWER; POINT  Mrs. Chadsey, Co-respondent^  J) Mr. and Mrs. Frank Watson  |;and daughters Miriam, Virginia  Jpnd Valerie hav2 moved to Half  iMoon Bay where Mr. Watson is  ((presently employed.  ��/������������ **.*..  Miss Alice Chaster became  /ery ill last week and was ta-  [jken to hospital in Vancouver,  ler condition is improving and  nil-her friends wish her a speedy  Recovery.  Jf jk       4e       $      '  B Mrs. Dorothy Bartley of Wat-  Ijr'ous, Sask., is spending a few  iWeeV.s with her mother, Mrs E.  feook. This is Mrs. BartleyV  ferst visit to the Pacific Coast,  [find  she finds the scenery and  *;he flowers beautiful.  * *    *  Mr. Johnson, Beverley, and  ionny, of Vancouver were -the  quests  of Mr.  Gough  over the  Pweekend.  U *    *���*���������  |f   Mr.   Bill   Fisher,   Vancouver,  I visited   with  his   brother   Fred  |/*for two weeks.   The fish must  llhave heard of his arrival, for 'all"  yhe was able to catch was one  ffcod.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Spain and Den-  tfnis, of Vancouver, were up for a  |week and Mr. Spain his in- .  || dulged in his usual sport���fish-  Hng���and produced several deflectable  samples.    We  know!  !  Mrs. Florence Chaster has  I been, in Vancouver for weeks  /with her father, Mr. Woodcock,  iwho is seriously ill.  \ ��� ���'*' ���������*'������'.��� *  \    Misses    Dorothy    Weir    and  |] Dorothy Chaster, Mr. W. Miller  and Mr; Mainwaring, have been  f.visitors' to their homes over the  ' past weekend;   Visitors to Vancouver include A. Weir, J. Cole-  fridge and B. A. Chadsey.  Sam Allison  Shoots Bear  E  FIRST bear to be shot in the  district this season is a black  yearling cub which Sam Allison, Edgehill resident, got Sunday night. Mr. Allison noticed  his chickens Tunning toward his  house from the creek back of his  property and upon investigating, saw they were being chased  by the bear. He dispatched the  animal with one shot.  Two weeks ago, Ralph Jones,  taxi driver for Cranberry Cabs,  almost ran down another bear  on the Cranberry-Powell River  road, near the orchard subdivision.  *<i  'Prompt Attention To Mail Orders!"  ^ RESTMORE FURNITURE:   Beds, Springs, Mattresses  it General Electric APPLIANCES:  Radios, Refrigerators  &  Washing Machines  ���jr FURNITURE: Occasional Tables, Cedar Chests, Lamps etc  REVELSTOKE  The Rotary Club here has  passed a resolution urging the  provincial government to organize the entire province into  ��.  TURE  WESTVIEW, B. C. - Phone 230  By Correspondence  PROVINCIAL Department of Education Correspondence Courses are available to adults and  school-age students in any of the following subjects:  English  Health  Social Studies  Mathematics  General Science  Latin  French  Spanish  English  World History-  Algebra  Geometry  HIGH SCHOOL  Art  Biology  ' Physics  Chemistry  Agriculture  Geography  Journalism  Home Economics  SENIOR MATRICULATION  Trigonometry  Latin  French  Biology  TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL  Bookkeeping  Business Arithmetic  Shorthand  Typewriting  Secretarial Practice  Business English  Bible Study  Physics  Chemistry  Home Economics  Agriculture  Mechanical Drawing  Practical Design���It's Basic  Principles  Sheet-metal Work  Steam Engineering for Fourth, Third  and Second Class! Certificates  Mathematics for Steam Engineering  Meteorology and Weather-forecasting  Pilot Navigation  Commercial Pilot and Observer  Navigation  Elementary Geology and Mineralogy  Metal-mining  Forestry  Commercial Art  Glove Making  Building Construction  House Painting and Decorating  Industrial Mathematics  Soils and Field Crops  Fruit Growing  Poultry Keeping  Courses under preparation are German A, Interior Decoration, and Theory of Music  All courses are carefully prepared, and corrected by specialists in each subject. Each student  receives individual instruction and progress will be measured by his own time and ability. Courses  can be obtained any time, and promotion from grade to grade will be given any time of the year,  on completion of the required work. In this manner, shortcomings of other students are eliminated.  Success in these courses' rely mainly on each individual's determination. Adults, too, find these  courses particularly interesting. A High* School education can be gained���an interesting and  instructive hobby can be followed���and special training can be acquired in work learned by  experience.  A letter from one student of technical courses reads as follows:  "The work your Department is doing and the assistance you are giving to the practical  men in industry like myself and others I know is something that is very deeply appreciated,  and we sincerely extend our grateful thanks?'  Students who live more than three miles from a High School pay only a registration fee of  $2.00 annually.  Adult students and High School students pay a small tuition fee as well.  To register, write for application form and descriptive booklet to the:  DIRECTOR OF HIGH SCHOOL CORRESPONDENCEINSTRUCTION  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION  PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS - VICTORIA, B. C.  mmmmtmm* Page Eight  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C._  Friday, May 24, 1946.  Whole wheat bread is richer  in vitamins and minerals than  any other bread.  Enjoy Your Vacation  in the ftHouniains  FOR YOUR HEALTH  AND RECREATION  HOPKINS LANDING*     SMiCS Ii6cld6r  Says Companies  Gelling in Line  SQUAMISH, B. C.  Mr. and Mrs. E. Finch  T. R GODFREY  AND COMPANY LTD.  "~ GIBSON'S LANDING  General Trucking  and Fuel  Work of Volunteer Fire Department  Saves Large Quantity of Lumber  FIRE of undertermined origin swept through the Burg and  Johnson planer mill on Joice Street Thursday night  causing damage estimated at $2500. Destroyed in the blaze  were two planer machines, 1500 feet of finished lumber and  500 feet of unfinished lumber as well as the building housing the equipment. Exploding gas drums in the burning  mill punctuated the work of the fire fighters.  Also lost was a 60 h.p. Cletrac gas engined used in  operating the planers.  Prompt action on the part of the Westview village fire    brigade coupled with volunteer assistance from numerous onlookers, prevented the  fire from spreading to another shed containing 5000  feet of finished lumber.  The fire, one of the biggest  the district has seen/threatened  at one time to spread to the  slash back of the mill, and a  bulldozer was hurriedly put into operation clearing a path in  a wide arc through the under-  ��������^ i  JERVIS WATER  TRANSPORT  PENDER HARBOUR  TOWING  AND  CHARTER  SERVICE  Joint Labour  Council Formed  In District  FIRST steps  in the setting-up  of  a Powell River  and District Joint Labor Council were  taken   in   the    Elks   Pavilion,  Westview, Sunday afternoon as  representatives of the Mine, Mill  and   Smelters   Workers   Union,  (Blubber Bay), Pulp and Septate Local 76, the I.W.A., the  Union of Fishermen and Allied  Workers,   the   Provincial   Government  employees  union,  the  Carpenter's Union and the B.C.  Teachers   Federation   elected   a  temporary slate of officers headed by Thomas Taylor.  The meeting, which was held  under auspices of Carpenters  local 2068, pledged full support  to members of the I.W.A.  $&X @*   ?!  The perils of a volunteer  fireman's existence were  further emphasized at the  fire which destroyed Burg  and Johnson's planer mill on  Thursday, night.  In running towards the fire  with a hose, brigade member  Jack Langham fell into a pit  over which had stood (until  consumed by fire a few minutes earlier) one of Chic  Sale's specialties. ,  i  Operated   By  W. H. HEARD  PENDER   HARBOUR  In January and February, a  total of 5,450 persons were killed in traffic accidents, according to the National Safety Council. This is more than 45 per cent  above the number killed in the  same months of 1945.  ���fate?  Sure you do���and you can with this improved  RPM Motor Oil. It's got what other��motor oils  haven't. You can't get inside your motor to scrape  the gum and carbon out like you do your pipe.  But this oil will do it���it's got a cleansing agent  in it that does just that, and prevents new formations, too!  Take it from me, your repair bills will be smaller  if you use RPM Motor Oil. *  . . . And while I think of it���  a Standard Credit Card is a  mighty handy way to save  carrying a lot of cash cm your  next trip.  . . . improved  . . . compounded  brush. Fortunately, however,  there was no strong wind blowing and the more' proved to be  unnecessary.  Work of the fire department,  which arrived on the scene only  a few minutes after the alarm  had been turned in, was hampered by lack of adequate pressure in the main until the water  was turned off at Fourth and  Joice. v  Volunteer assistance from  friends and neighbors was instrumental in saving a large  amount of finished lumber,  stored iri the shed, which was  burning briskly until extinguished by the fireman.  The lumber was moved to a  place of safety by hand and in  a truck , loaded by the volunteers.  The blaze was finally brought  under control after a two-hour  fight by the brigade and another half an hour was spent in  extinguishing it.  PICKETS PULLED  FROM LOAD OF  "HOT". LUMBER  THE SERIOUS side of the present loggers' strike was pushed  into the ..background momentarily Saturday afternoon when  union men, picketing the Lake-  view Lumber company, followed a load of "hot" lumber all  the way from Powell Lake to  Lund.  On arriving at the up-coast  fishing centre, the pickets piled  out of their cars and prepared  to mount guard around the load  of lumber. At fthat momenjfc  however, Forest Ranger Charlie Yingling dashed up and called all the men to fight a fire  which had broken out in the  bush nearby. The driver of the  truck (a lady) unloaded her  lumber and made the return  journey���without escort.  Wally Graham, Correspondent  Once again the road scraper  has come along the road but only as far as Hopkins'. Why not  farther along the government  road?. This is the worst stretch  of road in the whole peninsula  ���the ruts are 15 inches deep or  more.  *    *    *  The damage, I am told, to the  Salvation Army buildings at  Hopkins is between $500 and  $1000. That is a lot of money  for the fathers of certain girls  to have to pay.  ��� *    *    *  This beautiful sunny summer  weather has a lot of our people  out in the garden. Some very  nice gardens are blooming at  Hopkins at present, Mrs. Magee,  Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Graham,  and many others may well bpr  proud of their display.  * * *  There are in Hopkins Sfjme'  very smart-elcky people and  also some very mean ones. I  have a dog and think a great  deal of it and if certain people  up here must use BB guns I'd  ask them to use them in targets  other than my dog. He is very  nearly minus his eye because of  some person or persons of whom  I know haven't any sense or any  v reason. These same persons are  also guilty of shooting at the  windows of Mrs. Plows of Hop-  ���kins.  High Grade  Sulphite Plant  Is Shut Down  RESULT of the logger's strike,  the high grade sulphite plant  of  the  Powell  River  company  was closed down Thursday.  The move was made "to protect the claims of our newsprint customers and to maintain, as long as possible, pur  present contracts," stated B. R.  Cancell, vice president of the  company in announcing the  shut-down.  In a. prepared statement,  which reached our office too late  for last week's paper, the Pfw-  ell River company outlined the  issues of the strike as they affected Powell River. Following  is the text of the statement.  "The employees of the Powell  River company are organized  under the International Brotherhood of Papermakers and  the International Brotherhood  of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill  Workers. There is no issue between the Powell River company and these unions.  The Powell River company  obtains its chief raw materials  -���logs���from the logging industry, the International Woodworkers of America (CLO a��r  filiate) negotiate as a group. It  is in connection with thefce  negotiations where the present  unfortunate misunderstanding  lies.  There are some 150 logging  and timber operators in the  above group, of which the Powell River company controls the  stock of three.  From this it will be understood: that the Powell River  company will continue to operate so long as raw materials  are  available  for  the purpose.  "This period of operations we  cannot predict at the present  time but the Powell River company will, in the intererests of  its employees, its newspaper  consumers, who are a public  service, and the general public,  make every ethical effort to operate as long as it possible can."  "SEVERAL smaller companies %  in the district have agreed to \  sign the 1946 agreements and  have been given permits to continue operations," stated W.  Marfcinuk> a Vancouver m!an \  who has been sent to Powell ���(!  River to lead the local strike jj  committee. if  "The committee has no wish Jj  to inconvenience veterans need- \\  ing lumber badly," he stated.  "Veterans or essential work projects may procure lumber_sup- \i  plies through the local branch ri  o fthe  Canadian Legion."  It was reported that O'Brien's j|  camp at Stillwater was picketed  temporarily when company of-,1  ficials   completed   work   on   a\  boom that hand been left un- ,--J  finished at 11 o'clock last Wednesday morning. yj  new]  New Taxi Firm  At Gibsons  GIBSONS   LANDING���A      taxi has been added to the(  fleet operating out of and ar- ;  ound Gibsons���MacLean's Taxi/  Service. After his discharge*'  from the RCAF, Bob MacLean  moved to Grantham's Landing  and was employed first at the  Shell Oil Station in Gibsons and |  now obtained his taxi license]  and plans to operate a 24-hour k  service from his home and from!  Otto's Service Station.  Donald McKenzie  Presumed Dead  The drowning last year of  Donald McKenzie, Pender Har-  v hour, was recalled in Supreme  Court, Vancouver, when, Mri  Justice Macfarlane gave S. A  Moore, official administrator,  leave to swear to McKenzie's  death last September 17.  As counsel fpr Mr. Moore, Mr.  Gordon Robson told the court  that McKenzie's boat, the Ellens  was found, with engine running,  adrift in Schooner Pass off the  mouth of Beaver Cannery Bay.  McKenzie had not been seen  since the previous night.  Epitaphs for speeders from  the National Safety Council:!  "He was just dying to see how)  fast he could drive. . . .He died  with his boots on the acceler  ator".  MacLean's Taxi  GIBSONS LANDING  Shell Oil Station  Phone  2  Long  ���Specializing in Courtesy  24-HOUR  SERVICE  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  *  A Complete  Hairdressing  Service  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  EXPERT WATCH REPAIRS  Engraving and Diamond  Setting  Also Clocks, Jewelery, Etc.  1 Workmanship guaranteed.  Moderate charges. Returned  by registered mail 3 days  after received.   Mail to:   ���  1031  Robson St.,  Vancouver  LEIPPI'S JEWELERY


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