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Array provincial; library  victoria  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.  FUBIilSHEja  WSHB   COAST  NEWS.   LIMITED  Business Office: Half Moon Bay, B. C.      Rational Advertising Office: Powell River, B.  C.  VOL. 1 ��� No. 21        . HALF MOON BAY, B. C.   Wednesday, December 19, 1945 5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  V"Vc"-,-  _j&_u  pacific communications  System ,  .G-E N  D  :OPT  land ums&i  PM, (&ADIO) LINKS��� *���-*'�����  REPSATR &LD<3_, *���������?  KM. (2ADIO) &LDQS,      W .  FG.KZ** Vt3_k^  S_m$*l, j��  Tt.V?      *     ,'  '  ESTSVAN  * vft  Indians Draw  Annual Interest  December 13 and 14 were paydays on the Sechelt Indian Reservation. Mr. Ball, Indian Agent,  arrived With seevrai thousand dollars to pay members of the Sechelt band.  Each member of the tribe received $10. This represents the  interest on their funds deposited  in a epecial "Bands" fund in  Ottawa. Whenever anything belonging to the reservation is sold  or rented the money is placed on  deposit in this fund in Ottawa and  the interest on it is paid to each  member of the tribe.  Some tribes make as much as  $20 to $30 per year interest for  each of its members.  DAVIS   BAY  Mrs. G. Cormack  Correspondent  UOfcDAN  ftfVBfit  ���x.^VKTORi^Vy  /*��� V  -  >*\  t W stxjC ��� h s^ r   d>  '^..  4*S-  ���...<*  SHOWN HERE is the vast territory covered by  the Pacific Communications System, which roughly covers 2,000 miles of barren^ terrain. The  terrific undertaking can lb�� judged by the fact  ���__________---mmmtltmmmmmmummmmmmmmmm^mKmmamamaa^m^^mtmm  that (system ex)tendied. along the west coast  to Annette Island; aiid to Burns. Lake in the  interior of British Columbia;.    /  P^tlBift Mellon  ' The Sorg Paper Company of Middletown Ohio, sole owner  6f Us danadiari suteidiary, The Sorg Pulp Co. Ltd., with head  office in Vancouver and mills at Port Mellon, B.C, has authorized the announcement of a program pf mill improvements  and expansion entailing the expenditure of $1,500,000 during  the next three years. __, ___  increasing the capacity of its  ' Pot't Mellon plant from 100 to 150  tons! per day employing, some 150  men at average production, will  be the result of improvements  scheduled for immediate adoption  by the parent company, Sorg Paper Company, of Middletown,  Ohio.  include    the    installation   of hydraulic barking equipment.  Additional    ehip~   storage   and  handling capacity.  Yard  improvements to include  facilities for handling pulpwood.  . Booming ground improvements.  Townsite improvements, to include   additional   housing,-  hotel  Among the many improvements ^   an(j reCreational facilities.  scheduled for immediate develop  ment are:  A modern chemical recovery  plant of 150 tons capacity, being  manufactured by Combustion Eiu  gineering Corporation Ltd., Montreal, with major parts manufactured in Vancouver shops.  Additional steam turbo generator units.  A modern pulp washing system  of the Swenson Nyirian type.  Additional vacuum evaporator  unite of a type not yet decided  on.  Sawmills improvements,   which  Improvements to docks to facilitate the handling of new materials,    ;.;_   ���':.��������� ������;'���.-.,,'  Drying    machine   and   screen  room v improvements.        v  . Water system improvements.    .  The installation ot oilrburatag  equipment.  "MADE IN QANADA"  EQUIPMENT  Orders  haye   been  placed  for  substantial   quantities   of   equipment   Plans are now being made  and construction work will com-  (Continued on back page)  Pioneer Resident  Passes Suddenly  Msr. W. Kennedy, pioneer resident of Squamish, B.C. passed  suddenly on Sunday, Nov. 25th  at her home in Squamish.  Left to mourn her passing are  her beloved husband, one daught-  - er, Mrs. J. Jenkins of Vancouver,  and one' son, Keith in ,the army  overseas, who, at the time of his  mother's death, was awaiting return to Canada.  A resident of Squamish since  1914, her death was a great  shock to the community and she  will be missed by all those who  knew. her.  Mrs. Kennedy took an active  .part in the many clubs in her  community and was noted for her  kindness in treating everyone as  a personal friend.  The whloe. community extends  their bereavement.  TtfRKEY SHOOT  SUCCESSFUL ,  The turkey shoot, sponsored by  the local Rod and Gun Club was  well, attended this year.  Held Sunday, December 2, at  the Mamquam Bar, about fifty  nimrods of Squamish and 15 turkeys attended.  Winners of turkeys and chickens in the" shoot were: C. Ny-  gafd, D. Yeoman, G. Smith, H.  Binning, R. Bridges, J. Finch,  A. McRae, L. Paler, B. Binning,  B- Bishop, D. Morrison.  REPORT ON THE WHARF  With the Roberts Creek wharf  damaged by the recent heavy  seas, our little wharf has again  had to cope with extra traffic.  We understand tdat the much  neec'-ed extension and repairs will  not be long delayed now.  This week Davis Bay wharf  has looked &s busy as a market  square on market day,-with people  big    and   small,    cars    and  CreekV Wilson Creek, Davis Bay,  Selma Park and Sechelt. The  occasion was the arrival of the  Union steamship boat carrying  passengers and freight.  Both  Roberts  Creek and  Sechelt   have��   large   wharfs,   and  when we got there, it causes little  ���notice,   but   Davis   Bay    wharf  serving both Wilson Creek and  Davis Bay, is a single driveway,  with small wharf area, necessitating the vehicles waiting their  turn, which causes considerable  congestion,   and   it   takes   time  even for a car to walk backwards.  As for pedestrians/ they have to  step up on the side beams against  (Continued on back page)  iSquainish Board of  Trade Views Village  Possibilities  Incorporation of Squamish as a  village was the main topic of discussion at the regular Bioard of  Trade meeting, Wednesday, Dec.  5. Reporte from committees and  interested members were heard,  and it is understood that a standing committee on this question  may be formed to investigate the  pros and cons and examine ways  and  means.  NEW YEAR'S DANCE  ' Also discussed were plans for  the New Year annual dance, sponsored by the Board of Trade and,  being their first peace-time dance,  a good turnout was urged.  HOSiPIITAL  DISCUSSED  A  prelminary report  from the  hospital committee was heard and  discussed and approved.    It was  moved, seconded and pased that  a  soon   as  the    committee    has  enough material to go ahead with.  a program, all other organizations .  would be called upon to join the  Beard of Trade in a discussion of  the feasibility and establishment  of a hospital in Squamish.  DOING WELL AFTER  OPERATION  James Antosh, who made a  rushed trip to Vancouver for an -  appendix operation, is reported  doing well in the city hospital.  He is expected home shortly, and  will recuperate here.  MACKENZIE STAFF MEET  The December meeting of the  MacKenzie staff was held.Sunday,  December 2, at the home of Mrs.  R. Lamport. Twelve members  were present and arrangements  were made for a Christmas party.  FLU   EPIDEMIC  An epidemic of flu, which has  thoroughly covered the district of  Squamish, visiting nearly every  home, has, in some instances, attacked-a^eiijrrefamilya^once^,  Among the boys returning from  overseas. this week are Owen  Reeve and Joe Mooday. Both  boys have been over three years  seasseas.  Dies In Vancouver  General Hospital  Mrs. A. Seed passed away  Nov. 29 in the Vancouver General Hospital leaving her husband,  in Roberts  Creek.  Mrs. Seed was a resident here  for several years, living with  her husband on the Hall Road,  in Roberts Creek.  FRIEND ACCIDENTLY DISCOVERS PLIGHT  Li  ies In Home Seven uays  Without Food Or Water  After lying alone with a broken hip on the floor of his  home seven days without warmth or food or water to comfort him, Mr. Joe Verstrynge, living by himself at Roberts  Creek was discovered by an inquisitive friend who had called  to investigate the reason for Mr. Verstrynge's lack of attendance to his regular duties.  Medical authorities and police  were immediately notified, and  'assistance called to the scene  of the calamity to arrange comfort a*nd help for the man, pending the arrival of the doctor.  Removed immediately to Vancouver to undergo treatment for  injury and exposure following  his harrowing experience, Mr.  Verstrynge is reported doing  well, and well on the road to  recovery.  Discovered by Mr. George  Sanderson, who was worried over  the lack of appearance of his  friend over the previous several days,  called at the house to  see if anything was the. matter,  and found his friend in the pitiable plight.  Rough speculation on the  cause of the accident showed that  Mr. Vanstrynge' had slipped on  the floor of his home while attending house duties. The spill  broke his hip and evidently  knocked the mjan unconscious,  weakening his condition, and disabling him from crying for help.  Within a day, the lips and  throat were to dry to cry further  for help and Mr. Verstrynge was  left to himself until discovered  seven days after the accident.  ��. PAGE 2  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday, December 19, 1945  - tShe (��oast Mews  The Kind Santa Glaus  3 Lines  (15 Words)  for 35c     3  Insertions  (same ad)  60c  Extra words, above 15-word min., 2c each. Cash with ordei.  Notices,  Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c insertion  LITTLE ADS - - - BIG RESULTS!  WANTED���  Typewriter in. good condition.  E. Pearson, Half Moon Bay.    23  WANTED���  I>rive shaft for '28 Pontiac or  Chevrolet. R. Brooks, c/o C.  Threthewey, Gibson's Landing.  23  RAWLEIGH'S  Good   Health   Products  F.   LaSette,   Dealer  Every product is guaranteed to  give complete satisfaction or no  sale.  SHOP BY MAIL���YOUR  PURCHASE WILL BE MAILED  POSTPAID.  Write Box 553, Powell River  tf  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.  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.  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-  36-Foot cod boat. Will make a  west coast troller. Good buy,  excellent condition, $1000 cash.  See or write* Oliver Dubois, at  Pender Harbour. 23  FOR SALE  Household furniture for sale.  Wood burning raige, solid oak  rocking chair, bed with coil  spring, dresser, linoleum 10,xl2',  etc.   E. Pearson, Halfmoon Bay.  One horse for sale. Apply Jack  Rouse, Sechelt. 3  Radios tested and repaired.  Tommy Thomas, Madeira Park,  Pender Harbour. 23  MARINE REPAIRS���  We~ are specialists in general  repairs, electric and acetylene  welding. Westview Machine  Shop,  Westview, B.C.  WEDDING STATIONERY���  Engraved or standard wedding  invitations, announcements. Also wedding cake boxes, complete with , cards, 95c dozen.  The Coast News, Halfmoon Bay  $100 REWARD!  For recovery of 300-lb. bull  olock and rigging taken from  Half Moon Bay wharf. Cook &  Volen,  Half Moon Bay.  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.  Still photographs covering the  latest'scientific developments in  Canada, industrial and social  progress, and news events of  special interest are available in  the Photo Services Department  of the National Film Board.  "Guilty Men", produced by  the "World In Action" unit of  the National Film Board, explains  how the principles of international justice ��are being formulated at the Nazi war criminals  trials.  SHOP by MAIL  from  Powell Stores Ltd.  Powell River, B. C.  4 *  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  By INEZ HAVANA  Christmas comes all too soon  when one does not wish it to come.  Dad has been bedridden for some  time now, and regardless of  mother's loving care, he seems to  get worse every day.  It was ten years old, and we  had four younger children. Many,  many times I saw mother step  into the dark hall or out in the  yard where she could cry quietly,  and  as she thought, unseen.  When she returned she would  always have a smile on her lips  to cheer dad and us children.  Our food supply got scantier as  the days went by, and the grocer  refused to let us have any more  credit until the old bills were  paid. I used to watch mom as  she fed the younger children.  They reminded me of baby birds  with their mouths open always  looking for food. They were  never satisfied.  Dad, poor dear, got thinner and  sicker. And now Christmas Eve  is here, although I did not understand mother's anxiety and grief,  I knew something was wrong.  The younger children asked: "Is  Santa  coming  tonight?    Will he  bring a  Christmas   tree,  mom?"  Mother   had   a   sort   of   crooked  smile on her face as she answered:   "You be real good  children  and I am sure Santa will come."  Then    mother/ sat   down   and  wrote a letter.     When   she had  finished, she said. "Greta, my girl,  1 want you to go to the grocery  store and give this letter to the  'storekeeper to read.    I trust he  will   send   some   groceries  home  with you.  When I reached the store it  was crowded with people, so I  had ;tov^vait a long time before  the storekeeper could read the  letter. After he had read the  letter he looked at me and said:  "I have told your mother that  you can't have any more groceries  until the old bill is paid. Tell  her to go to the Welfare Board,  they will help you. "Please Mr.  Storekeeper, it is Christmas Eve,"  and dad is sick, and we have no  food," I cried.  As I started to leave, he dalled  me back. My heart beat so fast  I thought he had changed his  ���mind and will give me food, but  he handed me a bag of candy,  saying, "Merry Christmas,, little  girl." I can't go home with a  bag iof candy when we need  food.  ' ."���������'  Where should I gd to get help ?  I wandered around not knowing  which direction I took. It was  snowing and the wind was bitter  cold.     '  I looked up and found Ix had  walked right up to Banker R's  heautiful home. The lights shone  from every window, it seemed so  warm and friendly.' I folded my  hands and prayed: "Dear God,  help me so we can get food for  dad, mom, and the small children  at home;"  With a prayer still on my  frozen lips I walked up the wide  stair and rang the bell. A maid  opened the door and asked what \  I wanted.. "I wish to see Mr. R.,  please. It is an importnat errand"  I  said.  She told me to.be seated while  she asked Mr. R if he wished to  see me. .My, it is" so nice and  warm in, here. I looked into the  dining room. The table wadset  with white linen and sparkling  crystal and silver, everything so  very beautiful. I; am sure even  the kings could not have any,  better.  "You wish to speak to me, little  girl," asked a man's voice.  Startled, I turned to find Mr. R.  looking me over and smiling. I  must have seemed dumb, I could  not speak. Mr. R. said "come  with me." He took me to the  living room and there stood the  prettiest Christmas tree I have  ever seen.  "What is. you errand with me?"  he questioned.  Then I found my voice aria  told him dad had been sick a  . long time, and we had no money  or food. How I had been to the  grocer and that because of the  big bill owed, we could not get  any more credit. He was nice,  though, and gave mie a bag of  candy. The tears were running  down my cheeks. Once started  I could not stop. "I-I-am sorry,  Mr. R," I-sobbed, wiping the  tears on my coat sleeve. I tried  to smile and sent up a silent  prayer, "Please God, let Mr. R.  understand and help us."  After hearing my story Mr. R.  said:  "You've heard tell of Santa  Glaus, or don't you believe in  him?" "Oh. yes! We are looking  for him at home. Th�� other  children at home are waiting for  Santa to bring us a Christmas  tree, but I don't thnk he knows  we need food too.  "You sit still, dear. I am going  to see if Santa has been here.  Maybe he will let you ride home  with him. Now dry your tears  like a good girl, and we will get  you something- warm to drink  while you wait."  I sat there enjoying the hot  chocolate and tea cakes. I was  warm and cozy, half dozing.  When I heard the maid say,  ?'There is the little girl,^ I turned  around, J^p ^aridy behold I.There  stood Santa with long white  whiskers and red suit trimmed  with white fur. He smiled at  me as he spoke. "I hear you are  a very good little; girl," he said,  "and that your mother is waiting  for you. Perhaps you had better  ;. hurry then and we will get started for your home. Come with  me!"'.,... '.������ .-,. '���:������  Out on the lawn were two  white horses in front of a sleigh  loaded with everything from food  to toys. Even a tree was there.  I wanted to shout for joy as  the maid helped me in;'beside  Santa Glaus. We were off with  a ringing of sleigh bells and the  crackling of the frozen snow under the horses, .hoofs. It seemed  as if the horses had wings we  were going so fast. I closed my  eyes as the wind stung my face.  It was no time till we'reached our  humble home, "We live here,"  I Gaid.  Mother and the children came  ���out when they heard the bells.  "Darling! What on earth! who  . . . Good evening." "It's Santa  mom". I shouted."He brought  all these things, see���. Now. maybe dad will get fat and- then" get  well   again."   ��� y     - .   '-   *  lis children hardly knew what  we were doing. We were- busy  unpacking things. ������] The younger  children danced gieefully around  the Christmas tree; Our' happ>  ness seeenid to have no bounds.  Santa sat and talked with dad  for awhile. The he said, "Hurry  and get well, a job is waiting for  you, Peter."  He gave mom an envelope, with  these words: "To a very brave  woman. A Merry Christmas to  all." As mom opened the letter  a hundred dollar bill fell out  We will never forget the kind  and good Santa Glaus as long "as  we live, for this was our happiest  Christniak  the Staivdardof Qu&Uty  Wilson Creek  Vulcanizing synthetic  tubes a speciality!  Automobile Accessories  and Repairs  KM  PERRY NEWS  Howe Sound Transport  Holiday Schedule  Christinas Day  Morning trip only.j  New Year'* Day  Afternoon trip onlyJ  (Regular   timet)  WAKEFIELD     INN  : 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 J  Seasbh?$  Greetings  To One and All  SELMA PARK  HAIRDRESSING  SHOPPE  Dolly Jonas  JERVIS WATER  TRANSPORT  PENDER HARBOUR  TOWING  AND  CHARTER  SERVICE  i  1  Operated   By  WH. HEARD  PENDER HARBOUR Wednesday, December 19, 1945.  THE COAST NEWS. Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  - PAGE 3  ___��jtj__j___n____'  by  Margery Thomas  BROKEN ARM  Hugo Bjorklund is home from  the hospital at Pender Harbour,  where he was treated for a broken  arm.    He is getting along nicely.  NEW   MOTOR   BOAT  "Wilma" is the name of a new  motor boat, recently built and delivered by Chris. K; Sandvold to  her proud owners, Mr. and Mrs.  Wm. Westbrook.  BIRTH  A baby boy was born last month  to Mr. and Mrs. Dick Krentz. (nee  Grace Johnston).  ,- GUEST IS GUEST  Capt. Ed. Wehneh was host to a  visitor from the east recently,  Mr; Guest.  ,   VISITORS  I      Mr. and Mrs. Bert Harding and  ^family of Half Moon Bay, arrived  here on Saturday of last week-to  ;  spend a holiday with their parents,   Mr.  and  Mrs.  Wm.  West-  brook.  J  PATHFINDER  <i A large number of trees and old  snags have come down during the  f recent windstorms, and Tom Bra-  f zil on Hardy Island, the home of  j the ^ame deer, is very busy .keep.  f ing the paths and trails clear.  W.  Sutherland.  Correspondent ���>  VISITORS  ���Mrs. T. H. Tait, her daughter,  Mrs. T. H. Beasley, and grandson David Beasley, left on Wednesday, Nov. 28, for a short visit  to Vancouver. Mr. Tait joined  the party on Sunday.  TEDIOUS TRAVELLING  Mr. Dan Burroughs, of Marshall  Wells Ltd., arrived on December  7 on a routine- visit. Since the  Marshall Wells boat "joined the  navy", he has found getting aground a rather tedious task.  R'ETURNS FOR BRIEF VISIT  Mr. H. Pearson, who recently  moved to Vananda, returned December 7 for a brief visit.  VISITING CITY  Mr. and Mrs. Bert Harding and  family left on December 1 for  Nelson island, where they intended leaving the children with Mrs.  Harding's mother, Mrs. West-  brook. The Hardings then were  going to the city for a few weeka  | Tuberculosis, the seventh cause  J. of death in Canada. In 1912 it  I was the first cause.  Here's a  ���-.���-���������'���  to your Health,   ;  ^Happiness and Grbo<_:  yprJ^e:taty':'Tfiis-.   \  Season and,.  Throughout the  New Year ...  from  W. P. PIEPER  IRVINE'S LANDING  Pender Harbour  FULL LINE OF  Drugs, Toiletries  and Xmas Gifts  CITY SERVICE  at  CITY PRICES  LANGS  Drug Store  Gibson's Landing  We are now open for business and expect to have a  full dispensary service by  the first of the new year.  "Prompt Attention To Mail Orders!"  it RESTMORE FURNITURE:  Beds, Springs, Mattresses  it General Electric APPLIANCES: Radios/Refrigerators  &  Washing Machines  it FURNITURE: Occasional Tables, Cedar Chests, Lamps etc  DORAN'S FURNITURE  WESTVIEW, B. C. - Phone 230  Christmas Greeting To  All Our Friends  MR: AND MRS. FREDERICKSON  Secheli Inn an  Union Steamships Ltd.  Mrs.  B. A. Chadsey,  Correspondent  tion, Mrs. Fredera. First, Mr.  Sorenson, second, Mr. Halliday  and consolation, Mr. E. Carl.  PIONEERS VACATE HOME  Mr. and Mrs. J. Kulander have  sold their home on Pratt road,  and the new owners take over in  January. Mr. and Mrs.' Kull-  ander are pioneers of the district, and will be greatly missed,  as they were always ready to  help a-.iynoe in need, and extend  a warm welcome to the newcomers. Everyone wishes them  many years of happiness in their  new home situated around the  Headlands.  WHIST DRIVE  Fourteen tables of cards were  played at the Legion whist drive  of Nov. 23. Dr. Heffernan of  Hopkins Landing was wHner of  a cushion that was raffled.  Hampers of groceries were the  prices for cards and the winners  were: first, Mrs. Hunter; second,  Mrs.  Esther  King and  consola-  British Columbia is now the one  place in the British Empire where  Cascara grows native, and supplies here, are dwindling rapidly,  through wasteful methods of collecting.  The  Sechelt Gift Shop  has a wide selection of  TOYS,  GIFTS,  NOVELTIES  Orders taken for woodwork  of all descriptions.  T R. GODFREY  * AND COMPANY LTD.  ^GIBSON'S LANDING^  General Trucking  and Fuel  Serving . ��� .  SECHELT and  PENINSULA  e  Automobile Repairs  9 Welding  ��� Home Gas and Oil  Sechelt Garage  FREE   MINERS'  EXEMPTION ACT  DEPARTMENT OF MINES  WARNING  Si  n^jOUCE is hereby given that the operation of the Free Miner's Exemp-  ���** ? tion Act will cease on the 31st of December, 1947, subject to the following  limitations:  Every person who holds a mineral claim or- placer-mining lease under  the provisions of this Act, to the anniversary date of the mineral claim or  lease in 1947, or who obtains renewal of exemption until the anniversary  date of the claim or lease in 1947, and who desires to maintain it in good'  *^��W-l_---__^_____--��_W^B_����i____^_illl.ll  ,i�� 1^1    ��������������! ���������Ill  _*���  standing to its anniversary date in 1948, must, before the anniversary date  in 1947:  (a) in the case of a mineral claim perform and record assessment work  or make payment in lieu thereof in accordance with the Mineral Act.  (b) in the case of a placer-mining lease make the necessary payment  of rental and perform and record the necessary development work or make  payment in lieu thereof in accordance with the provisions of the Placer-  ���  mining Act-  DEPARTMENT   OF   MINES  PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS       #       VICTORIA, B.C.  Hon. E- C. Carson, Minister of Mines.  1  i  72  u PAGE 4  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday, December 19, 1945  EDITORIAL  Pause To Reflect  As we prepare to close our efforts on the final issue of our  1945 set of Coast News papers, we heartily wish all the people  along the B.C. coast, and especially our readers and patient  supporters on the Sechelt Peninsula, and up Howe Sound,  and on the increasing number of islands, which our paper  has commenced to serve ,a very merry Christmas and the  happiest New Years.  We go to press this first peace-time Christmas in six years,  very proud that it is also the first Christmas of the Coast  News- This paper stands, as do all independent papers, to  serve their communities upon those glorious principles of  love and truth for which our saviour was born to instill into  this world.  Freedom and fair play are natural consequences of these  noble principles and as such we shall know that Christ's purpose on earth has been achieved when freedom and fair play  shall predominate in this world.  It behooves as all to enjoy the glories of life over the  coming festive season but privileges are bought, and the price  of a merry Christmas is small indeed to the worth of the-  season.  This paper challenges each thinking reader to spend ten  minutes this Christmas day in quiet, reflective thought on  what we have today, what we should be getting out of this  life on earth, and what every grabbing influence is surely  leading us into.  Through this joyous season we extoll each and every  one of our readesr to consider a full interpretation of what  Christ wanted in love and truth, and we shall judge upon the  results of these thoughts as we see the amount of freedom  and fair play between man and man, woman and woman, and  child and child.  *  *  *  *  Happy New Year!  As we got to press for the last time this year we hope  for the brightest new year that^ we have ever seen.  Throughout the past year we have seen increased activity^  in social and business worlds in and around this area. We  have seen the P.T.A. groups organize. We have seen the  Howe Sound ferry fight for life and come into civilization, we  have seen the voice of the people on this peninsula put into  writing and on record for all to hear.  Next year we hope for the greatest expansion possible  on and around the Sechelt Peninsula. With the inauguration  of a ferry across Howe Sound the first support of a coastal  bridge built upon "the firm foundations of the Sechelt Peninsula has been established and it will be put a matter of time  till more direct communication with the productive Powell  River District is built, and with it a ferry through to Vancouver Island and over the remaining length of beautiful  Georgia Strait.  This paper will soon be back to its weekly status, demanding with your voice for a central high school, road systems that  don't need second hand cars, immediate action on the promised  telephone exchange, improved centralized and adequate hospital and medical faciltiies, and an election every year so that  we can get the Port Mellon road finished.-  Wishing every reader a Merry Christmas, we promise  to join you in the Happy New Year.  <��� ���  ^*��V_...  The Management and Staff  of the  Wilson Creek Garage Ltd.  WILSON CREEK  Extend  Cordial  Season's  Greetings  To  Everyone Throughout The District  Both At Home and Away  From Home  Discuss Farm  Labor Problem  The highlight of the discussion  reached by delegates of the 3rd  Dominion-Provincial Farm Labor  Conference just concluded in Ottawa was to plan to work out more  fully the type of permanent farm  labor policy to meet peacetme conditions, according to George - V.  Haythome, Chairman of the Conference and Associate Director for  Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Dominion labor department.  The Conference is an annual affair and includes representatives  of the provincial departments of  Agriculture and Dominion officials  concerned with farm labor problems. There was general agreement that the present co-operative  arrangment between federal and  provincial, agncies for carrying  out the farm labor program should  be continued by all governments  concerned for at least another  year.  Said Mr. Haythorne, "The Conference is an invaluable clearing  house for ideas and suggestions  in connection with policy making  and execution in regard to Canadian manpower ploblems with respect to agriculture and related  industries.'*  He continued: "A major point  emphasized throughout the discussions was.the need for maintaining farm incomes at their  present level to enable farm operators to secure the type of labor they require in an open labor  market in competition with other  industries. This," he said, "is in  view of the removal of the 'freeze'  on agricultural workers, and places added'emphasis on the need for  more efficient, better qualified  workers and improved methods,  conducive to- greater production in  the  industry."  In connection with this latter  point, it was intended to provide  more extensive training facilities  under Dominion and Provincial  a gencies. On-the-job training as  well as short courses would be  provided and follow-up courses  of an extension nature were projected. The program of training,  it was suggested, be directed to  three main classes: People on the  smaller farms (sons of farmers,  and a coniderable number of the  employed farm workers), servicemen who cannot qualify under the  Veterans' Land Act and men from  farms previously employed in war  industry.  Mr. Haythorne drew special attention to that- aspect of the Conference's agenda which dealt with  the extension of social security to  the rural population. "Every delegate was emphatic that living  and housing conditions and a  measure of economic security for  the worker and employer must be  provided to stabilize the farm labor force," he averred. It was  pointed out that because of a  shortage of suitable housing accommodation on farms today experienced married workers who  are available are not being placed  on farms. Discussion centred oh  the important factors involved in  bettering living and working conditions on the farm, including  hours of work, minimum wages,  workmen's compensation and the  ultimate extension of unemployment benefits to the worker oh  the farm at present enjoyed by  other groups of workers. "Thiej''  saidi the chairman, "is basic in  improving the efficiency in production of the farm labor force, tt  will be of immense practical value  in improving the bargaining position of the farm employer in the  open labor market.     i  Mrs. B. A. Chadsey,  Correspondent  NOV.   26  VISITOR  Norman Jorgenson of Alida,  Sask., has been visiting for a  few days with his sister, Mrs.  Esther Ki-ng. -  TRAVELLERS  Mrs. Isabel Miller, Mrs. Florence Chaster, Mitchell King and  Murray, Eddy Battison and Euth  Chadsey were among recent visitors to Vancouver.  AT  SHAUGHNESSY  Archie Maimwaring is . in  Shaughnessy hospital for surgical treatment on his right hand.  Mrs. Mainwaring visited him  during last week, and reports  satisfactory" progress. Everyone  wishes  him  a  speedy  recovery.  RETURNS TO CITY  Mrs.  Jordan  has returned to  her Vancouver home after spending the past six months in her  cotta^l here.  BURNABY GUESTS  Mr.  Si  Peters of Burnaby is  visiting here for a few days.  SEES RELATIVES  Mrs. A. Weir spent a week in  Vancouver recently visiting relatives and friends.  VISITS ISLAND  Frank   Watson   returned    on  Frjday of last week after a few  days visit to Vancouver Island.  RANCH GUESTS  H. J. Gough and Laurie, and  two friends, all of Vancouver  were visitors &i Mr. Gough's  ranch over the weekend. ,  During the war, three Jewish  rabbis serving with the U.S. and  Canadian forces have been' killed  in action. Others have been  wounded or taken prisoners.  �����������" i   ������������   ������������������    ��� I.!-  ���  II- II       I I II- I I I ��� �����__^  Merry  Christmas and  io&ne  GULF MAINLAND  COrOPERATIVE  _^SiOC_ii*mN  Roberts Creels  ��� u^^^-^a^^^s^^x*-**^**-?  and sincere thanks for the privilege of serving  you during the past year.  m  s  A  :  ,-fc  Compliments  of the Season  . . it to pur many friends throughout the district.  May your cups run full with happiness this Festive  Season and in the coming year.  Pacific Mobile Movies  SECHELT   .;������ . Wednesday, December 19, 1945.  -THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PA$E 5  $50,000 Refunded  Vancouver Used  Ida E.  Preiss,  Correspondent %   C&T Buyers  j  \  BIRTHS  Born   to.   Mr.    and   Mrs.    H.  Waldron on Dec.  9, at Vancouver   General    Hospital,    a   son,  Harry Alan.  LEGION ELECTS OFFICERS  Woodfibre Branch No. 181,  Canadian Legion, held its annual  election of officers. Those elected were: President, G. Cranston; First Vice-President, W.  A. Dale; Second Vice-President,  W. Francis; Sec-Treasurer, C.  Killam; Sergeant-at-arms, W. D.  Anderson. Executive Committee,  J. Downes, R. Jones, J. Davidson, L. Magee and W. Bolton.  Auditors, W. Francis, J. Sobot-  ka and L. Magee.  VISITORS  Miss Dorothy Eckersley was a  weekend visitor to Squamish.  .She was the guest of her sister,  Mrs. F. VanHorlick.  Mesdames A. Rogers, K. D.  Watt, P. Eckersley and G. Preiss  have reutrned home after spending several days in Vancouver.  Visitors   in   Vancouver   were  Mr. and Mrs. J. Hall and their  son Gerald, also Mrs. V. Legros,  who is spending a week in the  <city.  Mrs. W. Whalen, after visiting some weeks in Seattle, has  returned to Woodfibre.  After spending the past two  months in the Cariboo, Miss  Ella Yates Tetumed home: Miss  ���Yates reports that it is a pleasure ,  fto return and enjoy the ^mild  j;climate at the coast.  r Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stevens and  Jtheir daughter Leslie Judith re-  |bently spent a few days in the  Jcity.  Mr. E. W. Beckett is a visitor in Vancouver.  ANNUAL SALE  The Woodfibre Service Club  held its annual sale of work and  a raffle on Saturday,. Dec. 8.  -The ladies had a great display of  ! work, the proceeds amounted to  $100, which amount was donated  to the  Canadain Red Cross.  BLANKET BRINGS  $120  The Kenwood blanket, recently    raffled    by ' the    Woodfibre  .���Ladies'., Guild, was won by Mr. '  L. Magee.   Proceeds of this raffle amounted to $120.25.  LADIES'  GUILD MEETING  '������������  Woodfibre  Ladies'  Guild held  I their December meeting at, the  Wme of Mrs. P. V. Parker.  The  yofiicers for 1946, elected at this  .^meeting, are: Pres., Mrs. Ralph  Tutin; Vice-Pres., Mrs; A.  Rogers; Sec-Treasurer, Mrs. G.  -Preiss, re-elected, Mrs. Preiss has  been the Dorcas for a number o_  years and for the next term will  ���have as her assistant, Mrs. K. D.  >,Watt.  Your correspondent wishes the  residents of Woodnbre "A  VERY, MERRY CHRISTMAS"  and "A VERY PROSPEROUS  NEW YEAR."  ." Montreal���Operating revenues of the Canadian National  "Railways * system, all inclusive,  for the month of October  amounted to $36,631,000. Operating expenses were $31,205,000.  tNet revenue was $5,426,000. In  October, 1944, operating revenues weer $37,496,000, operating expenses, $32,324,000, and  net revenue,  $5,172,000.  Buyers of used motor vehicles  - in the Vancouver area, who overpaid, have received refunds of  approximately $50,000 this,year  owing to action by the Wartime  Prices and Trade Board.  Statements of sales of used  cars have to be filed with the  Board, and officers in charge of  this department, cheeking prices  paid, found the price ceiling had  been pierced in hundreds of cases.  Sellers of these cars were  communicated with, and from  Jan. 13th, 1945 to Dec. 1st,  1945, 579 refunds have been obtained, amounting to $35,589.  More than 300 cases are pending awaiting refunds.  In addition to the above cases,  refunds have also been obtained where violations of the' used  car ceilings have been brought  to prosecution. The total amount  refunded to the public is around  $50,000 up,to this month.  Eat More Fish  MONTREAL ��� If figures don't  lie, American appetites for Canadian fish are getting bigger. In  September, more than 1,815,0000  pounds of frozen fish were shipped  from the Maritime provinces to  the United States over Canadian  National lines, H. H. Sparling,  chief of transportation announces.  It is a record for any 30-day period. Ninety C.N.R. refrigerator  cars went 194,000 miles, some a3  far ais San Francisco.  Canadians were eating more fish  too. In the same period, 302,446  pounds were carried in C.N.R.  "reefers" to all section�� of the Dominion. :Shiphie^tfe^ve been  showing a. -continuous increase  each month since the return of  meat rationing.  Best Wishes  To All  WAKEFIELD  INN  SECHELT  SECRET COVE  Inez  Willison,   Co-respondent  Miss Ida Jorgenson has returned home after a few days at New  Westminster on business.  Mr. Car! Larson has left for  Vancouver on a shopping trip.  Adolf Anderson has returned  home after a few days at Vancouver.  BUI Buff stopped in for a few  days .visit on his way to Vancouver from Rivers Inlet.  Carl Brynilsen stopped in for a  brief visit to say hello to old  friends.  Mr. Oliver Hanson has left for  Seattle,    Wash.,    to    spend    the  Christmas holiday with hie sister.  Mr. and Mrs. W. Holiway stopped in for a few days on their  way to Vancouver from Prince  Rupert.  For  more   than   sixty  years  it  was the commonly accepted belief  that the bark of the'Cascara tree  was the only'source for the drug.  Research carried out by Dr. R. H.  Clar kand K. B. Gillie of the University of British Columbia, as far  back as 1923, proved that the  wood of the tree contained (almost) as much of the principle of  Cascara ae the bark itself. For  over 20* years this discovery was  apparently   ignored   by manufac  turing druggists in other parte of  Canada and the .United States.  Gordon Ballentine  Studio:   Gibson's   Landing  PORTRAITS  -  CHILDREN  Weddings,   Commercial,   etc.  Call or write for information  and  appointment  Pacific Mobile Movies  *  ���-_>��  Dec 17 - 21���"Here We Go Again'  with Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy.  Fibber McGee and Molly.  Dec. 24 - 28���"Holiday Inn"  with Bing Crosby, Margie Reynolds,  Fred Astaire, Virginia Dale.  *  Irvine's Landing Show Now Every TUESDAY  PROVINCE of BRITISH COLUMBIA  DEPARTMENT  OF LABOUR  HONORABLE GEO. S. PEARSON  Minister of Labour  Main Office: Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.  Branch Office: Hall Building, 789 West Pender Street  Vancouver, B.C.  THE function of the Department is to administer and enforce Labour  Laws of the Province, relating to Minimum Wages, Hours of Work and  Conditions of Labour.  Information may be obtained by employers and employees  upon written  or personal application.  The department seeks the co-operation of all, and offers jthe services of an  efficient staff in connection with:  MINIMUM WAGES ��� HOURS OF WORK  FACTORY INSPECTION  EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS  APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING  TRADE-SCHOOLS REGULATION  CONTROL OF EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN  ACCIDENT PREVENTION  INDUSTRIAL CONCILIATION AND ARBITRATION  I  Adam Bell, Deputy Minister  70 PAGE 6  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Wednesday, December 19, 194"$  Christmas Party   Held At Squamish A |j- Fynert "HWs  In spite of stormy weather a  good turnout attended the Christmas party meeting of the Parent  Teacher's Association in Squamish  on  Tuesday, December 4.  Following the business meeting  a short program, including Carol  selections by the school youngsters, and a highland dance by  Mrs. G. McLaughlin accompanied  on the bagpipes by Mr. Webster,  was enjoyed by all present.  Refreshments   were   served  by  Mrs.   E.   Judd,   assisted  by  Mrs.  Webter   and    Mrs.   C.  Marchant,  after which everyone joined in  community Christmas Carol singing.  Finishing the enjoyable program, Mrs. McLaughlin favored  the group with a tap dance, accompanied by Mrs. F. Barnfield  on the piano.  'jjjpS!_t@gtg��g^i_:���%t����^!g!^  of the Season  ��� FROM ���  Sechelt Motor Transportation Co.  CECIL LAWRENCE  i  GIBSON'S LANDING, B.C.  m  M  iri  m  H  M  M  #5  i%  M  ti  M  M  f^  M  M  $&���  (ft  WINNIPEG���A. R. McComb, of  Australia, iS in Canada to size up  the national aviation picture. In  his mind, technical world standards Is one of the big things on  the immediate aviation horizon,  he states.  While in Winnipeg, he-conferred  with W. F. English, vice-president  of Trans-Canada Air Lines, and  J. H. Tudhope, operations manager.  Mr. McComb is the Australian  government's representative on  Ficao��� (Provisional International  Civil Aviation Organiaztion)���and  is chairman of the air navigation  ���coir.mittco of the organization.  Presie Prices   ���  ���  To Increase  Increases in price have been  authorized by the Wartime Prices  and Trade. Eoarjd on the sale of  the new crop of imported California prunes and raisins which  corse on the market during the  iio~:t f3w weeks.  There I:as been a substantiaf increase in. California prices sinie  1941 and the decision has been  taken to pass on a portion of this  increase.      Prices   to  consumers  '^s^ss^^sssisi^s^^  DEPARTMENT OF LABOUI  OF BRITISH COLU  ACCIDE  H m$ _,, TL1  LiUli3  TO EV  rinTifF  & c_%a��?  | HE Department of Labour can help you to eliminate industrial accidents. Factories Inspectors and Safety Advisers are at the service  of all lines of industry to advise on installing proper mechanical safeguards  as well as on matters pertaining to ventilation, lighting and sanitation.  Be sure that safety devices on passenger and freight elevators conform to  *'  government regulations.  When fitting out new plant or equipment or when in need of information or  advice, consult or write to your Labour Department.  PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS, Victoria, B.C.  or  789 WEST PENDER STREET, Vancouver, B.C. ,  Hon. Geo. S. Pearson,  Mimster.  Adam _?ell,  Deputy Minister.  71  *__  __���  Suspend Half  Fares Billing"  Holiday Season  Montreal -��� Notwithstanding  that hostilities have terminated,  demands upon teh railways in the  efficient handling of troops returning from overseas make it  again necessary to suspend the  use of .. all free and half-rate  transportation during the forthcoming Christmas and New Year  holiday period, it is jointly an-  nouced by the Canadian National Railways and the Canadian  Pacific  Railway.  The suspension is effective  from Thursday, Dec. 20, 1945,  until Thursday, Jan. 3, 1946,  the announcement states. "It  had been hoped that with the  war over, it would not have  been necessary to place this restriction' during the coming holiday season, but the situation that  confronts the railways in the  handling of our fighting forces  en route home, leaves no alternative."  From Vancouver  .  One of the group of former west  coast rado stars who are making a  nation-wide reputation for them-  seves: on C.B.C. programs from  Toronto is Alan Pearce.  Al's a featured; player on Friday  night's Johny Home Show over  the TransCanada network and  Sunday's* Stage 46 both at six  o'clock.  CBC listeners remember him as  a leading, actor- on the CBC'S  Farm broadcast and Vancouver  Playhouse. He's rated one of the  most versatile actors in Canadian  radio, and has scripted dramas  for production here and in the  United States. >.  ���will beI about 3i_c per pound higher���an; amount' considerably less  than the amount by which prices  have increased in the country of  origin.  IP  SI?  _?  ��  ��  i  ^^��SS^��g^SgSgigJg*g2gi!iS3ESS3_JC:i!S^:s_^  _��_����*��  ___i3BS25  and may the joy of  Christmas be  PERMANENT  in your home.  ARNEROOS  Insurance Service  LUND,  B.C.  891  Rogers  Building,  Vancouver  %rr< ��� r, yBMi'i''"ii��e"'-".��'i-��ww  s  Mrs.  Elten  Harley  Correspondent ^  TURKEY DRAW DANCE \  The Squamish branch of the \  Canadian Legion is 'holding its \\  annua] "turkey draw'* dance on \  Wednesday, Dec. 19 to the music  of-  Britannia   Orchestra.  a  LADIES AID BAZAAR  The Ladies Aid Society held %  its annual bazaar on Saturday, JJ  Dec. 1, in the Parish Hall. The |  sale of sewing, was very success- if  ml asd the main dish of thej||  evening', chili con4 came, well- iff  filled the refreshment "bill.  -    ' '  \&  HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  Miss  Lily Lasser is spending)t|  some time with her mother be-!f|  fore  taking up her duties as a f|  nurse   at   William's   Lake   after  the new year.  m  BADMINTON   CLUB  The   Junior   Badminton   club,  which  is progressing very  well,J|  is planning a tournament to take |  place on the second Friday evening in January.  1  WELCOME HOME BOYS $  Each -week brings more of the  boys home from overseas. Among!  these   expected   to   return   this J  week   are   Henry   Downe,   J&<&jjf  Hutton and Keith Kennedy.       |  VISITORS ^  Mrs. M. Hunt, and daughter,|  June Hunt, spent several days|J  in Vancouver last week. \|  Mr. Norman MacDonald, Am-|  herst, NovayScotia, is visiting hisj  mother, Mrs. I. MacDonald in|  Squamish. Mrs. Norman Mac-.'  Donald has been visiting here's  since "August. yf^  Mr.   Norman   MacDqnaldy^K;|i  joined   his   wife, who7nas^^yj^  vistiiiig Mrs. I. MacDonald^ (Mri?  MacDonald's mother)   since las  August.  Mr.   Bob  Bishop  paid  a  sur-|  prise  visit  to ��� his  parents,   Mr.  a^d-Mrs. Sid Lishop, last week-!  end   in   honor   of   his   father's)]  birthday. -..,.   *  i  ILL IN VANCOUVER  Mr. Wilkins, who has been ill  for  over two weeks, was taken|  to  Vancouver  General Hospital]  on Dec. 13. |  Accompanying    him    on    his^  enforced visit was his wife, Mrs,  iR. McRae.  J  NEW RESIDENTS  .    Mr. and Mrs. R. Crocker and]  family have taken up residence  at Cheekye. '������ ���"  TO ALL OUR FRIENDS  s?-  _?������  and Company Ltd.  |i   GIBSON'S LANDING  ��?������  ibs_i_^_i_i_i��ai_iSK^ M_a^_^s^-_5^^ss_fci^_n_^_a_s_ss}��i2}: r.i  Wednesday, December 19, 1945.  A REPORT FROM TEACHER  . THE COAST NEWS. Halfmoon Bay, B.  C  PAGE 7  r  Where is it? Some people  think it is on an island. No, it's  on the highway, about half-way  between Halfmoon Bay and Irvine's Landing, high upon the  rocks.  We    have    unspoiled   natural  beauty too: a good-sized waterfall with deafening noise when  the water  is high;  a  beautiful  curving bridge beside  a  pictur-  1  esque stone wall supporting the  snake-like  road,  and  a  glimpse  of the  peaceful   (or  otherwise)  Pacific Ocean and Texada Island.  Our school, you say?   Oh yes,  :  I   must  not  forget  to   tell  you  about that.  ,     It isn't much  to look at,  alii' though   it  has  'changed   its   ap-  ' pearance a great deal since last  spring.    In  May  the  school  inspector  condemned  it  as  "irre-  I parable".    Weil   the   impossible  Has been done.  y     After repeated irresistible assaults the official trustee's "de-  . fence" softened. At last exhaust--  ed, he "crumbled" and gave in.  With a little coaxing the fathers  and neighbors as well as some  friendly loggers signed a pledge  to donate free labor. Teacher's  name was with the rest.  Before September the school  walls were shingled and a ceiling put in. .The little "black"  school house, a former relief  cabin, Jhas been transformed.  More needs to be done: another  door for the fire escape, two  porches, a new floor and 'blinds.  But we are not through yet.  Wait and see! A little bird told  me the paint might be coming  soon.  As "stone walls no prison  make", so this homely-looking  school does not really give a true  picture of the life within.  Teacher and pupils work happily together. . On Wednesdays  we have manual training (wood  work for boys, sewing-for girls),  and they certainly like it!  Who teaches manual training?  Nobody. Mrs. Isaac and I just  help them and work with them.  On Friday, Nov. 16 we had  an aproin tea.  Each lady donated  by A. C. Isaac  an apron and the.men folk gave  a quarter, in support of the  Christmas fund.  On Nov. 30 we had an auction  sale of the said aprons and the  woodwork articles. Friends from  the neighboring school districts  took ah active part in boosting  the prices. Edward and Elmer  Jergeson and Mabel Griffith entertained us with music. Those  ladies who were not certain of  their age had an opportunity to  ascertain their "youth". Last,  but not least, Mr. Ray Gibson  ably conducted the auction sale.  You simply had to buy something.  The gross total came to  $108.32.  After paying for lumber, etc.,  for, this work, $67,77 was left in  the *reasury. The bulk of this  will go as an advance to Santa  Calus.   Not bad!  The articles the girls sewed are  to be sold later. We need some  sports equipment for summer.  After the sale refreshments  were served. We thank every  one taking part.  GREATER PART OF CHINA  IN TEMPERATE ZONE  The greater part of China lies  within  the  temperate  zone,  but  the climate is marked by a great  range of temperature, from  tropical heat in the south to Arctic conditions in teh north, according to seasons. The flora,  foresry and fauna are allied to  the   climatic   conditions.  "The Jewish people . . . should  know that it is in Palestine by  right and not of sufferance."���-  Churchill.  GIBSON'S HALL  Every Week.  Watch for the  Posters!   Shorts,  News,   and  Feature Photoplay  Season's Greetings  May we express our sincere good wishes for the  Christmas Season and a wish for a Brighter  New Year.  Mer ry-Ern Cafe  GIBSON'S LANDING  il  HALF MOON BAY  W. Sutherland, Correspondent  I  ' WEATHER'S  AGIN'  US  There's no use trying to con-  ; ceal it, or gloss over the unpleasant fact any longer-���Halfmoon Bay too has been having  ; a long spell of "nnusual" weath-  $2T.n All the old timers unite in  'f.������'protesting chorus ... Never  nbii^bre in ten, or fifteen, of  W^eptiy,'.'.'or thirty years has such  ��a prolonged spell of stormy  Mweather been known here.  It's    bad    enough   when   the  |weather interferes with out usual  activities but we are comfortably  settled at home and have plenty  of  elbow room.   For the  crews  of weatherbound tugs it's a different matter, and after a few  days the time must seem pretty  ���long.   The monotony finally got  the   better   of   one   of   our   re-  jluctant   visitor's,   and    after    a  month's activity he hied himself  'cityward   for   a   much   needed  dose of bright lights and extend-  i ed elbow room.  A practical way to help relieve  the monotony of life for the  tug crews occurred to Mrs. E.  P,. Curran, and she sent word  over that she had lots of maga-.  zin.es���come and get 'em. And  did they come! The Curran  f household is now pretty well  'cleaned out of light literatlre,  even women's magazines being  in demand as ome of the tugs  had   a  woman   cook  aboard.  SUSPENDED SENTENCE  On Dec. 6th Mrs. J. Head returned from a short stay in St.  Mary's Hospital where she was  receiving treatment for her ankle.  However Mrs. Head reports that  it amounts only to a suspended  y,:sentence, as she has to go back  ...after the New& Year for a six  weeks' session,  VISIT SCHOOL HOUSE  A contingent from Halfmoon  Bay visited the Silver Sands  school on Saturday, Dec. 1st,  when a very successful evening  was held to raise funds for the  Christmas tree. The party, con-  ;sisting of Miss E,. Ek, Mrs. V.  Mare, Mrs. W. Scott and Mr.  T. H. Beasley returned with enthusiastic reports of the enter-,  tainment. Mr. and Mrs. Line  Johnson, were 'also among the  '��� visitors to  Silver Sands.  hr.  &  rA  rA  _  rA  r.:  rA  _  rA  K  'fA  tk  rA  &  rA  Good Will Toward Men!  Two thousand years ago, when an arrogant "master  Mate9'was trampling over innocent countries and their  peoples ... then was born the Prince of Peace. Hope  was reborn into the hearts of men. History has  repeated itself. Another eWjpire of wickedness has  fallen and only again the liMe peoples of the earth  raisetheireyes to a new dawn... of Peace and Brotherhood.  vj  SB  SS  irA  rA  &  rA  &  rA  _  _  rA  rA  rA  &  rA  In this spirit the Management and Staff of The Sorg  Pulp'Co. Ltd,, Port Mellon, B.C., wish to say Merry  Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to  our fellow residents, employees and their families. -  ^!i  ^*__^__*__^^^  "<:#_^  7*m  �����-  K#_C<  i��__^  VJ  3  %  VJ  SB  vj  SB  VJ  SS  VJ  SB  SB  SB  VJ  SB  VJ  3  vj  SS  VJ  .3  3  ���3  3  SB  vj  S8  VJ  3  si  vj  3: PAGE  8.  .THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay,^B. C.  Wednesday, December 19, 1945  A new Serial Story  by Bubrey Boyd  '���      SYNOPSIS:    Speed Malone harden-  ��� ed gambler, and Ed Maitland, son of  j seafaring- Now England family, were  ;   partners   in   the  Yukon  gold   rush  of  '97. They met on the trip north in a  crowd that included Frnchy, the fisli-  rnnan, Lucky Rose, the beautiful girl  who took a fancy to Maitland; Fal-  ' Ion, leader of the miners, who resented Rose's interest in Maitland; Brent,  old-time prospector; Garnet, who  gave Maitland and Speed his outfit  when he quit the trail, and Pete and  his drunken partner, Owens, who was  drowned   after a  brawl.    Pete turned  ��� out  to   be a   girl  in   disguise.    Speed  .killed   a   man   at   Skagway���a   clieat  manager of a shell , game���and  months after was arrested and put  in jail for his murder. He got out,  but while he waited for Lefty, who  offered to help him to get back the  mail he had been carrying for the  Mounties at Bennett. NOW GO ON  WITH  THE  STORY.  No one answered or seemed to  know. One glance at the posse  and the prisoner had sent through  the crowd, drunk and sober, an  electric sense of what was impending. There was a low drone  and buzz of excitement. They  pressed in for a closer view of  the prisoner, who was looking at  the  rafters.  ,   "Ladies   and   gentlemen,"   said  Fallon,     "the    character   of   this  murderous   desperado   is   knowed  to  ever'  miner  who  was  on  the  trail in the first stampede of '97.  He returns with erroneous ideas  of terr'izin' the camp.    Jailed for  murder    and   mail     robbery,   he  breaks jail,  steals  a gun, and is  -the cause not on'y of promsic'ous  bloodshed, but of holes bein' shot  in your tent roofs.    We've brung '  him   here   because   ths   roof  has  -.& strong cross-beam.    With your  kind    attention,    this    ceremony  will take about three minutes."  As the crowd looked on in  dead silence, Speed was pulled  cross the floor to the further end  ot the dancing space, near the  orchestra, where he was lifted to  &> table under one of the traverse  roof beams. Standing there, his  feet were quickly bound. . One of  the posse expertly fashioned a  halter loop with nine winds a-  round the shank of a stout pack  line; the other end was thrown  over the beam, and the noose fitted to the captive's neck, with  the  hondoo  against his  ear.  Speed watched these preparations with apparent resignation.  His roving glance came to rest  on Fallon, who stood ready to  send him clear.  "Still figurin' a play?" his captor taunted.  "Yes," said Speed. "One. They  say a man's last look sees clear, *  Fallon. I ain't never tried to  figure what lies over the line,  but if that's so. maybe you don't  check me out complete. If you  frame a deal against the boy, my  'pardner, or lay hands on Pete,  by God,  I'll follow you���dead''  "Damn it, Fallon," said an old  miner, "I've seen men hung before, but never in your coldblooded style. At least they're  given the offer of a last drink  or a smoke. Why don't you do  it  regular?"  Some of the old-timers voiced  aproval of that.  "All right," Fallon growled.  "You can ask him. I'm damned  if I will/'  The man put the question.  "If  it's  a  choice,"  said  Speed,  "I'd like to roll a cigarette.    I've  got  the   makin's."  His hands were untied and the  bartender told to, "Bring a glass  of  the  special,   Soapy."  Gratefully flexing his wr*ists,  Speed rolled a cigarette and wa3  lighting it, when the drink arrived in a well-filled tumbler.  "I take this kind, Soapy," he  said, "but I never liked to drink  alone. You can use my name  freely in urgin' drinks on the  house. The marshal has my  wad."  This sentiment was most favorably received by a number of  the revelers whose thirst had  outlasted their means. The discovery that the condemned man's  credit was still good with Soapy  created a generally good impression. Fallon gnawed his  cheek.  /Curious newcomers were jamming in through the doorway,  and Speed paused with the glass  half-drained, at sight of one of  them. Lefty, wearing a look of  strongly mingled triumph and  disfcomfiture, answered his stare  "by touching a bulge in the side  of his coat and another in his  pocket. Speed resumed his drink  with a twisted grimace. So Lefty  had his guns and the mail. Th*  money would have been safer in  ��the. marshal's office, y.With.,the  deft trick of his kind in worming  thuough crowds, the dip drew  nearer.  Fallon jerked it from his hand.  "Any other little thing you'd  like", he inquired sardonically.  "They's one other thing," acknowledged Speed, still looking  at Rose. "I ain't heard no music  for some time. If the lady will  play a song while I finish this  cigarette."  Fallon wheeled, but Rose did  not see his scowl..  A chord as clear and sweet as  the tinkle of the wind at twilight through a desert canyon  from the strings under her touch,  and shed an almost instant lull  on the crowd. Then her voice  dissolved into music���a clearf exquisite contralto, plaintive, deep  and strong, like the shore wash  That sounded through it, sustaining   the   rhythmic   lapses  of  the  wits less sharp than Lefty's  would neither have perceived the  look nor interpreted it; but the  dip quietly detached the instrt*-  ment from the listless fingers,  and before he was aware of what  had happened, tossed it to Speed.  The pass was hardly observed  before Speed had chimed the accordian with the closing bar of  Rose's song.  She looked up in wonder, but  continued playing an accompani-*  ment  as  the  accordian repeated  her  melody.    The   sudden unexpectedness   of   the   gesture   took  the crowd's breath no less than  the  perfect chording of the two  instruments.     He   lured    Rose's,  song into a lighter, brisker measure     which    she     instinctively  matched   with   the   guitaa*. until  the    melody    itself    was    subtly  changed. *  Here was dance music such as  few   camps  have   heard,    played  by two artists who had music in  their hearts and fingers.   And as  Speed   swayed  slightly with  the  playing,   his   eyres   evading   the  smoke  that  curled  up  from the  shortening    cigarette    butt,    his  feet  were just   visibly   weaving  too���as it seemed,  to the infection of his own music, but with  %   crafty,, studied  strain  against  the   rope.   "Come   on,   boys," _ he  chanted   suddenly.     "Take   your  pardners!"  The crowd was almost swept  off its feet. In another moment  the miracle might have happened. Lefty, with a gape of awed  admiration,. caught the meaning  of Speed's  strategy.' .       ,._.**..  But Fallon came alive w^h a:  roaring curse.  "I'll  make you dance, you jig-  bracing   himself   against   the   piano, leaped for his antagonist.  The   crash    when     they     met  sounded  like an impact of bulls.  Both   men     were     magnificently  strong,   and   toughened    by    the  snow   trails,   though   weight   and  matured     experience     were     in  Fallon'e   favour.   He   drove   in   a  pounding   barrage   of   body   punches.   Maitland  closed  in,   trying  to smother the assault, but taking  meanwhile a thrashing    rain    of  jackhammer   blows   to   the   head  and   body.   Tne   instinctive' balance which a sailor learns on heaving  decks   must   have   steadied  him   now;   he   thrust   back  of  a  sudden,   and   Fallon's   foot,   less  cure of the glassy, floor,  slipped  a little.  The boy lashed up with  a short left-hand cut to the other's  lip and  then drove home a full-  shouldered     right,     as     Fallon's  head  snapped   back.     He     came  back  with   a  spring    that    tore  through     Maitland's     guard     by  sheer   weight: and     fury.     They  slipped and came up in a swaying   grapple.  ���Sensing a death fight, the crowd  pressed in. They forgqt the table  scaffold and the man who stood  there with a noose about his neck.  Only Lefty had a glimpse of the  bound boot ankles wrenching  fiercely against the. rope .. .:.  The craning spectators saw that  Fallon had sunk his fingers in the  youngster's throat. The crowd  grunted and turned rigid as Maitland suddenly sagged, falling back  with Fallon's weight clamping his  neck to the floor, and the man's  great fist sledging his face and  head. The boy's destruction looked certain for one desperate minute. His hande caught his assailant in a gripping hold at the  waist and with a lift and a heave  of one knee ^ he twisted free.   ^  song. V  In that beguiling, fluently riding spell of sound, the prisoner  forgot everything apparently, but  the singer's magic. But his eyes  drifted to Lefty's with a sidelong  glance at the accordian which  dangled in the hands of its owner  in the orchestra. Fallon, watching Rose and waiting for the end  of her song, did not notice the  invisible   prompting.     Eyes   and  gin'���!"  He made a stride for the table  to .kick it over.  The kick, however, was not  completed. The crowd had buckled and swayed inward from the  door, cleaved apart by a pair of-  powerful shoulders, and by a  dark, youthful battling head  which Speed had never hoped to  see again.    It was Maitland.  There was a sharp crack of fist  against bone, and Fallon was  stiffened, to his toes by a terrific  driving smash to the jaw.  He rocked and went ftackwaras  but saved himself from falling  by lurching into the piano keys.  with a loud discord..  To the crowd it was like ~a  gong. A lynching was one thing;  this was something more; the  challenge laced their blood like  r. strong intoxicant. The night  had a head of steam.  Fa-Ion shook his head groggi-  ly. A movement of one hand to  his belt brought a roar of protest from the crowd���on their  own account no less than that pt  fair play. But Fallon had no intention of shooting. He pushed  the gun tight in the holster, and  Streaming blood, Maitland reeled: to his feet. He swung with a  mortal concentration, one smash  after another, back and still back  to the flimsy side-wall of boarded  canvas, which gave with a terrific  crash as their combined weight  struck the wood. Some of his men  started across the floor to hie aid,  while the crowd still, hovered,  mute and still, with its eyes on  that seemingly lifeless form of  Maitland.  Out of that silence, a sudden,  leaping voice cut the air like a  whip crack.  "Back away from his, you buzzards, and stay clear of my track!  I'm a-headin' through this pack  and I sure come loaded!"  ��� *  Every eye froze in gaping, paralyzed consternation at the man on  the gibbet table. The noose was  gone from his neck; his feet were  free; a six-shooter gleamed in .  each hand and under one arm  something else burned with a sizzling baleful sputter.    Dynamite!  "Crash!"���roared a gun and,  one of Soapy's hanging lamps fell  in splinters.  Speed shifted the stick with the  burning fuse to his mouth, and  gripped it between hie teeth as a  second and third.gun blast at the  lamps plunged the room in half-  1  1  Large  WATERFRONT  LOT  Comfortable  5-room  :   Bungalow,  Bathroom,   &  ���   Furnace.   Near   stores &  Postoffjce.  ���  HALF MOON BAY  J              Price $3000              j  I  REAL ESTATE  FIRE - AUTO - 810 BINE - T.TFF.  INSURANCE  PARR PEARSON AGENCY  Halfmoon Bay  Write or Phone for Information  PLAY     SAFE   . ;'..   INSURE     NOW  WATERFRONT    and  OTHER LOTS  $300.00 and up  "������'������  Porpoise Bay  Sechelt v  Half Moon Bay  darkness.    Then with his face lit  by the flare of the shortening fuse  he  leaped to the door.  The crowd jumped as if dynamite itself had lifted them.  They smashed their own exits  through the side-walls in a frenzied rush for the outer air.  Maitland lay alone by the break  in the walh Fallon had dragged  himself away. Returning one gun  to his belt, Speed pulled 'Maitland's body across the smooth  floor to the front entrance. He  emerged on the empty landing, a  step above the lighted street,  which was the.scene of a wildlyIj  scattering stampede. There he  paused, framing his next move.  It-was  now his turn to see a"  miracle,  or what he would have^  called a "natural."   A rider withjj  two  frightened  pinto,  horses   in  tow, same clear of the mob.   Pete,  riding   the black    mare    with   aU  foaming rein, was shouldering and]  backing the broncos into the platform.    3}t was a  superb  feat of!  horsemanship.      Speed   took the i  "break" as readily as  if- he had  expected it.   He dropped his partner   across   one   of  the   broncs';]  back, and fastened him there.  TO BE CONTINUED  season's grcetiiigs  Wishing all my friends  anil customers a very  Merry Christmas and a  Happy New Year.  Reg\ Jackson  representing  w  Tsawcome Garage $  Welding  Co.  Standard Oil Co.  Ford Motor Co.  A,-  WILSON CREEK, B.C.  Next year we will have  open house for all, at our  new modern gas station  and show rooms shortly  to be erected at Wilson  Creek.  Wm. NIcFADOEN  Optometrist  510   West   Hastings  Street  VANCOUVER  g  at Gibson's  Landin  .   EACH  Friday sisd' Saturday  Examinations   -  Fittings  &  Wally Graham  Funeral Directors  Gibson's  Landing  f i �����  Caskets and Service  to suit family wishes. Wednesday, December 19, 1945,  .THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  PAGE 9  \  ROBERTS CREEK, A N Cotton.  , DEC. 6th  JUNIOR CLUB CONCERT  The Roberts Creek Junior  Club is sponsoring a concert and  Christmas tree for the childreir-  of Roberts Creek-starting at 7:30  pjm. Dec. 20 in the Roberts  Creek hall.  It is advertised that presents  /.'will be distributed to all children  under twelve  years of .age.  The concert itself will consist  <oi two short plays, carol singi'Ug,  and miscellaneous entertainment.  The sponsors of the club wish  to point out that members are  all under eighteen years of age  ��nd insist on doing all the work  ihemselves, with the execption  'of the plays, where the dramatic  'club has offered its help.  IN  HOSPITAL  Mrs. E. Flumerfelt was taken  the Pender Harbour hospital  tec.   5  by  Dick  Reeves  in  his  [ruck.    Mrs.   Flumerfelt   was   a.  Stretcher case.  TAKES NEW POSITION  Mr.   Harry  Findley,  formerly  (>f the R.C.N.V.R., left to take  position   with   the   Dept.   of  Ldian affairs at Alert Bay.  iICK ON LEAVE  While on leave here AB, Roy  >umner took sick and is in hospital in Vancouver.   Progress is  sported favorable.  UJY  FARM'  Mr.  and Mrs.  H.  W. ,Vosper  bid Mr; F. W. Hare have bought  |nd; moved into  the: farm  and  feme  of Arthur  Heath  on the;  >wer road. They intend to carry-  the  farm, land Mr,   Vosperyyy  f-ith his brother Mr. ";-C;.- Si. Vos-y  jr will opra a plumbing, elec-  rical  and general  repair busies.      .. y'-ry  ISITORS  Roy Sumner is hpme on leave  From the navy.   'Shorty* Brown  fisited   here , following   services  rerseas with the  army.  IADMINTON NEWS  The Roberts Creek Badminton  Jlub were doyito to play Gibson's  ||^dingyclufc oil Tuesday, Dec. 3.  Dec.   10   the   Roberts   Creek  gub visited and played Sechelt.  [ithbut commenting on the first  ^anie w.e will admit that we did  ieat Sechelt on Dec. 10.  IOME TOWN HEADLINES  rILL BE BACK  [��� We regret that lack of space  ias forced the cancellation of the  feature Home-Tow." Headlines in  this issue. However xesponse to  bhis feature has been gratifying  ind it will he continued in the  inew year.  ree  ucc  1        -      By A. N. COTTON  On Thursday, Nov. 29th, the  ladies of the Roberts Creek  chapter of the Canadian -Red  Cross Society held the firs"t of a  series oi card parties to be given  during the winter. Through the  kindness of Miss Bryden, the  large and attractive social hall  of the Kewpie Camp was made  available for these parties.  In spite of the inclement  weather, there was an attendance of 29, and five tables were  devoted to whist, with two to  bridge. It was a gay and social-  able evening, with prizes, mostly donated by the members of  the Red Cross, going to the following: '>  WHIST  Ladies: first prize, Mrs. A.  oFunnell; second prize, Mrs. Merrick.  Gentlemen: first prize, Mr, J.  Rusk; second prize, Mr. Tul-  lock. ���  BRIDGE  First, Mrs. McMahon and Mr.*  Danroth.  Booby prize: Mrs. Tag-  gart.  TO BE HELD MONTHLY  It is expected that these  parties, promoted to give entertainment to those of the community who like a pleasant get-  together evening over a card  table, will be held once a month  ���during the coming months of  winter and spring.,  There is a small fee charge, to  cover incidental expenses; however, most of the refreshme*its  are donated by the membens of  the local1 Red Cross chapter.  At the present time the active  membership of the Roberts  Creek branch of the Red Cross  Society is about 20. These women ;me��t weekly in the local  work rooms and turn out an  amazing amount of wrok."  CIVILIAN CLOTHING  During the war most of the  garments were knitted, but at  the present time attention is  centred on clothing for civilians:  Those of the, membership who  have sewing machines are making up dresses for small girls  and babies' nightgowns from  material on hand. The knitters  in the group are busily making  up babies' shirts out of amputation covers which fortunately  were not needed and which are  knitted from fine soft wool. Also, odd bits of wool are /being  made into small socks, bedroom  slipper,s. bootees, etc.  Word has just come from the  Vancouver chapter that a large  number of layettes are needed  for Britain and for the coming  k��t���*@^^���*gi!����g��!!���^^  Merrie, Merrie Christmas  TQ ALL OUR FRIENDS AND PATRONS  SECHELT TAXI  Francis French and Harry Sawyer  ross  oaais  months  the  ladies  will   concentrate on these outfits.  At the present time the workrooms have on hand a large  number of finished articles which  will be sent off in a few days.  These include 'baby blankets,  boys' sweaters, girls' dresses,  wool-filled quilts, socks, baby  garments of various finds, and  bedroom slipp-crsfi as well as a  few petticoats made by one of  the members from small pieces  of leftover  flannelette.  During the recent clothing  drive, the clothing committee,  consisting of Mrs. Findlay and  Mrs. Dunn, collected, sorted and  shipped about 750 lbs. of clothing. This entailed a great deal  of work and time and these ladies  deserve much credit for their untiring efforts.  Road Building  Program Urged  Stating that Canada is at least  25 years behind the ^United States  in the providing of an adequate  highway system for its citizens,  Calgary Board of Trade has forwarded a brief to Powell River and  District Board of Trade for perusal in- event that the local board  may wish to conduct a program  locally along lines followed by the  Calgary Board.  The brief deals with the road  situation in  Canada, particularly stressing the  fact that Provincial    governments    are    not  financially    able    to    construct  highways through sparsely popu-'  lated areas, while the Dominion  government, although expending  large sums in  the  development  of airports and air services, has  never committed itself to a pro  gram   of   highway   construction.  RELIEF PROJECT  The Calgary Board contended that the only effort made by  the Doniirion government towards highway improvement has  been in the form of a relief project to create employment. It  also strongly urged that roads, as  public works and an essential  means of communication should  not be relegated to the status  relief projects.  "Neither railroads nor airports have been constructed* in  this manner," the brief reads,  "and roads today, are more essential to the welfare and economic development of Canada  than either railroads or airlines."  Covering the reasons for more  complete road construction, the  brief maintained that improved  highways would assist in the development of our natural resources, especially mining and  foerstry, and would provide a  better and more adequate transportation system in rural areas  as well as serve as an important  tourist attraction.  3CENERY FINEST EXPORT  "One of he finest exports we  have to offer the United States,  stated the communication, "is  our scenery, our hunting and  our fishing. It could be worth  millions of dollars to Canada  each year. The tourist business  has developed into one of our  largest industries out of which  every one could benefit, either  direclty or indirectly."  The brief propsed that the  Dominion government embark on  a program similar to the United  States Federal Aid Programme  providing     approximately     ten  percent of the money being  spent in the U.S.A. for a number of yeans on a dollar for dollar basis, and thus guarantee  the expenditure of $1000,000,-  000 a year on approved hard-  surfaced highways in Canada.  ROADS   BUILD   COUNTRY  Ending their brief, Calgary  Board members added this note:  "The object is not simply to  built roads so that Canadians  will have jobs, but to have roads  so that Canadians can build Can-  aad.  The brief which was received  by R. J. Muir, president of Powell River and District Board of  Trade, will probably be discussed at the regular- Board meeting next Thursday.  ��  _?  i  5  t  OLD  YET  EW..  Besl Wishes  . . . for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New  Year to our friends  everywhere.  Whitaker's  Trading Post  Davis Bay  ���    WILSON CREEK  I The same old greeting���  |  with the same old mean-  I   ing���  w  "Merry Christmas"  Happy New Year."  Eric Knudson  Shoe Repair Shop  SECHELT  ���N_AMB^_MN  n��i^^^_^F^i_MM__^NBi>^_^_^M_Mr|  Season s Greetings  this Christmas I  THIS gift certificate  for wife or mother  on Christmas Day  means a beautiful new  Frigidaire in her kitchen soon after Christmas. She won't have to  wait long, for more and  more new Frigidaires  arc coming from the factory every day.  So don't wait. Give this glorious family  gift this Christmas. Come in and see us  %tow for full information.  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The construction work, which  in all probability will be contracted, will afford employment to a  number of men, and iipon completion of this work, mill operation  will continue to give stea.dy employment to a payroll of approximately 300, in addition to the logging operations. Preference will  be given in employing new men  to those returned from the armed  forces.  Satisfactory arrangements for  log and pulp wood supply for the  manufacture of 150 tons of unbleached kraft pulp per day and  2,000,000 f.b.m. per month of high  grade lumber have been consum-  ated.  The pulp mill and sawmill at  Port Mellon, B.C., were bought  from the Leadbetter interests in  1941 for the purpose of supplying  pulp to the parent company's six  paper. machine mill at Middle-  eown, as well as certain quantities to the Australian and South  American markets as directed by  the Canadian Pulp Controller, and  the manufacture of high grade  lumber.  The success of these operations  during the war years has influenced the Sorg directors in their  decision to make the necessary  expenditures to modernize the  pulp manufacturing plant and Increase its capacity from the present 100 tons to 150 tons of un-  bleachcd kraft pulp, in order to  place it in good shape for the  competitive1 post-war market.  Officers of Sorg Pulp Co. Ltd.  for the current year are:  Chairman of the Board, j. A.  Aull, Sr, president, J. A. Aull, Jr.,  Middletown, Ohio. Vice-president  ahd general manager, H. M.  Lewis; treasurer, R. H. Tupper,  Vancouver, B.C. - Directors, the  above and D. G. Driecoll, L. C.  Currier, Middletown, Ohio; H. G.  Lange, Dayton, Ohio.  Mill manager is C. M. Belden,  Port  Mellon,   B.C.  Head office of the company is  in the Royal Bank building, Vancouver, B.C. I  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  .4'  SECHELTINN  UNION PIER  VANCOUVER  By L. H. ROBERTS,as told to  Edith  M. Pettigrew  The steamer had not brought  our goods! What could have  happened. We had sent our order out over a week ago.  As I rowed ashore (this was  before the wharf was built at  Roberts Creek). I wondered just  what my younger sister would  say, or do, for she had become  our cook. Here it was Christmas,  or very near it, too near for us  to receive any goods fro,m Van--  couver.  Next day, as the steamer called  for the mail bag, after many words  from this cook, I rowed my boat  alongside. I said to the mate,  "John take my boat aboard, I go  with you this trip." So the boat  was dragged through the freight  hole and I went with it.  On getting into Vancouver we  found fog so thick I lost myself  on the railroad tracks. Big John  almost ran into me, so we set off  together and finally found a sidewalk.  I soon had a turkey, oranges and  other Christmas things in my  arms and was returning to the  steamer dock when I again ran  into John. With a laugh he said,  "Too thick ashore for me. B got  some rum and now we can have  a good hot drink for Christmas  Eve''. When he understood that  I was bound out to sea again at  once he wouldn't hear of it, so I  had hot coffee and cake with him  and then set out in the fog and  the night.  I stood up and pushed the boat  over towards the well at Brockton  Point, then sat down to the" oars  and pulled with the running tide.  At/ Prospect Point a steamer :hia;d  got  too far  off her course and  was trying to shake hands with  Siwash Rock. I rowed to her and  saw that it was the Howe Sound  boat. Knowing her skipper, he  asked me aboard, wished me luck  and a happy Christmas when he  learned I was bound the other  way. .      *  The fog grew thicker as the  day grew shorter. I had had  about enough of it as I Reached  Bowen Island, where I saw a light  burning ashore, for I was close in.  Giving a call I saw the light  move, and asked just what part  of the island it was. A young  man and his si.ster came to the  shore. When they found who it  was, we had once met before,  they said, "You are the very one  We need right now." Soon I  found myself in a big dressing  jacket with the red lining outside, a bunch of goat's white hair  about my face, held on by a' big  black hat. "Now go and make  that city boy take it all back", I  was told. <  Bang, bang, bang! I pounded  on the side door, which the sister  opened to me. She stood as if  very surprised to see me. "I see  children here, so you must let  me in,".said I. Young eyes wandered about the room counting  the grown-ups, whose eyes were.  almost as wide as the children's  for they had no idea who I was.  I soon spotted the city lad who  had said there was "no such person as Santa." He took if all  back before I finished, and I tucked the three young ones in bed  about midnight, then went to  meet the older folk.  Before the kids were up I had  left and arrived home in time for  our own Christmas dinner which,  of course, was with ine all the  time.'  Wednesday, December 19, 1945  DAVIS BAY  (Continued from page 1)  the handrail while the vehicles  pass. Thoso approaching to shop  at the store get the feeling that  they are missing some gala  evemt and shopping bag on arm,  they quicken their footsteps. Or  is to to prevent some untoward  incidence?  IN  AND OUT OF CITY |  Mr. Booth, Mr. George Turn-i|  er, Miss Louise Mills, Mr. and l|  Mrs. E. Huggins, Mrs. V. Bog- j&j  gast, Mrs. R. F. Whitaker, 4$  OPERATION IN THE CITY        ��  Mrs. Walter Mills and George  left for Vancouver Dec. 5 where  George  will  undergo  an   opera-1  tion at the General Hospital.      '���[  i  -  !  >_���  r  Wilf Scott  TRANSFER  "REDROOFS"  HALFMOON BAY  General Trucking  Let us help you solve  your transportation  problems!  I  Foot of Carrall Street  POUT MELLON  Violet Streeter, Correspondent  WATER SUPPLY THREATENED  A landslide into Rainy River  above Sorg Company's water intake threatened Port Mellon water  supply this morning, December 4.  BOAT STILL  MISSING  Mr. Carl Scarfo lost his fish  boat "Silvertip" at Horseshoe Bay  and has had no trace of it to date.  MOVE TO NEW HOUSE  Mr. Gill D'Oust, resident engineer,   Sorg Pulp  Co., and family,  have taken up residence No. 13  Shaughnesey Heights.  BINGO AND DANCE  ..The   A.A.R.I.   held  a   bingo   at  Community  Hall  Saturday night.  The young people held a juke box  dance afterwards.  ENTERTAINS AT HOME  Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Mojrrison  entertained Saturday evening with  a bridge party.  CHRISTMAS  PAINT UP  Many Port Mellon dwellings  have been undergoing paint jobs.  TRAVELLERS  Mrs. M. A. Plant is visiting In  Vancouver. *  Mr. H.. Hetherington spent a  few days in Vancouver.  Railways Cheapest  Transportation  Windsor���The vital position of  Canada's railways in the national  competition for foreign markets  during the reconversion period  was emphasied by Hector L. La-  point, assistant transport economist, Department of Research  and Development, Canadian Rational Railways, in speaking be  fore a recent dinner meeting of  the Kinsmen Club on behalf of  the Railway Association of panada. *  Mr. Xapoint stated that the  railways, with their rate ; strucr  ture, are necessary to the na-  dustries and communities, suffer-  lishing low rates to assist in-  tional economy and "that in pub-  are really doing work which is  ing under some handicap, they  properly the function of govern-  ments."  He added that an analysis of  competitive rates and costs show  conclusively that the railways  venues were $37,496,000, oper-  ficierit land transportation.  For Sale . . .^  CHOICE!  WATERFRONT  At Porpoise   Bay y  50 Feet wide, 300 feet long  y $300.  A. CRUCIL  SECHELT, B. C.  'A  i  i.  4  ��� FRESH   MEATS  * HARDWARE  ft SHELL OIL    ���  ��� FISH CAME  Pender Harbour  THE SECHELT INN  invites you to come and enjoy its special  CHRISTMAS MY and  NEW YEARS EVE DINGERS  Make up a party and arrange for your  reservations early.  " ���'  .' *���...���  New Year's Ev.e Dance in the  Pavilion


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