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 WSBfUBlAK LIBRARY  VICTORIA  eaamg  resented by  armony Group  United Church W.A. Harmony  group heard excellently rendered solos and reading in a musical sponsored by the group in  the guest house (owned by Mr.  L. Steadman) on Thursday, Feb.  .28.  Artists on the program included Mrs. Orville Fisher, soloist, singing the Scottish favorites, "Caller (fresh) Herring",  and 'Road to the Isles".  Mrs. J. Poole of Hopkins  Landing, beautifully expressed  the hymns 'Ave Marie" and  "God Bless This House."  Mr. Don Poole rollicked  f through the well known Scottish lyric, "Hundred Pipers",  and also sang other songs.  Mr. Joe Poole of Hopkins  Landing also sang solos to the  enjoyment of the 75 guests.  Readings were ably presented  by Mr. Thomas Allan and Mr.  James H. ��� Rennie, both of  Grantham's Landing.  Mrs. D. G. Poole and Mrs.  Breaden accompanied on the  I piaiiO and Mrs Breaden presented a piano solo to round out the  musical.  Serving a Progressive   &   Growing  Area on B. C's Southern Coast  Covers   Sechelt,   Gibson's   Landing,  Port   Mellon,  Woodfi'bre,   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.  *A.-  FTTBI.ISHIEXLJEj'y  THE   COAST  NEWS,  LIMITED  ;,Salf-__oon~Say, B. C.      National Advertising: Offices PoweU Xfciver, B.  C.  Vol. 1 ��� No. 27  HALFMOON BAY, B. C.      Friday, March 8,1946        5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  Pender Harbour  Wedding to Be  Held March 28  THE WEDDING of Miss Jean  Murdock to Mr. Olli Sladey  will be held at St. Mary's Chapel  Pender Harbour, Thursday,  March 28th at 8 p.m.  The wedding will be followed  by a reception at Irvines Landing Hall. All are cordially inr  vited to attend.  Mrs. Proctor is visited by her  two daughters, Mrs. Brown who  is from Alberta and Irene from  Victoria, also visiting is Mrs.  Proctor's brother.  Mr. and Mrs. R. West and  daughter Shirley returned Sat.  from Vancouver. Mr. West to  continue his hand-logging.  GIBSON'S LANDING  Sechelt P.T.A.  Monthly Meeting L. Peterson  Held February 22  WELL-ATTENDED MEETING  ibsons Landing Legion  Branch Has Elections  WITH WORLD War II over, and the majority of service-  . men returned to civilian life, the Canadian Legion of  the British Empire Service League looks to an unprecedented membership. In Legion Branch No. 109 there is no  friction between veterans of the two wars.  , ,.,   ;    .. ���   ���:/". ";.������'���,"���.���     ���~        At   the   January   annual  THE .MONTHLY meeting of the  Sechelt   United . P.T.A.   was  held February 22, in the Legion  Hall.  A letter of resignation as  membership convener from Mrs.  Rouse was read. Mrs. Willows  was elected in her place.  Mrs. McKay declined the  position of Study Group convener. Mrs. French was elected.  Mrs. French reported that she  had succeeded in obtaining a  travelling library for Seahelt  and also a library ior the school.  Mrs. Jackson reported that the  T.B. Clinic will be in the district  towards the end of June.  It was decided to hold a St.  Patrick's Day tea on Saturday  March  16th.  The P.T.A. decided they would  hold a social evening every 3rd  month.  A committee of three, Mrs.  Jay, Mrs. Powell and Mrs.  Woods was chosen to consider  organizing recreation for school  children.  The meeting closed by singing  'God Save the King.'  Pender Harbour  Ship Movement  eads  Playground Executive  AN INVESTMENT of $500 in work and funds has already  been made in the Gibson's Landing Memorial playground, it was revealed in the treasurer's report at the  first annual meeting of the playground society held in the  Anglican Church hall last Monday.  Election  of  officers  saw  Lester Peterson named president; John Bertram, first  vice-president; Mrs. Nest-  man, second vice-president;  Clif' Leach, secretary and  Jim Drummond, treasurer.  Election of the officers seemed to follow a suggestion of Mr.  Smith, (who recently covered  at his own expense some $400  worth of bulldozer' and clearing  work on the site) that "Let the  young fellows be the leaders in  this thing. Us older folk can  give our help from the sidelines."  General feeling of the meeting  was that there has been too  much   inaction   and   disinterest  iRegional Director  i   meem the positions  of tj^Averaae''  %iW-:i&&'y^:'A----i^^^ ��� ?' ���   j>r;esiclen^;aTid^s e^^rie tar y^ * up IQ -rvyeiuy e .  / iACl __resseS'y_$e^  IRed -G&Sss Brdnch  I A very informative meeting  ��� was held here recently when  r Mrs. LaSarge, the Regional  director of Red Gross, called  yon the local branch here.  Mrs.    LaSarge    stressed   the  f need for home nurses and left  instructions -z on  how   to   form  such   a   class,   explaining   how  very necessary it was to get the  young wives interested iri. such  ; a project.   We also heard that  it is the intention of Red Cross  to provide blood plasma to out-  of-the-way places.  There were 16 adults and two  \--"  Ifatffiir^^  ererid Snowden and R; Telford, respectively, of the  Great War, and those of  vice-president arid assistant-  secretary by Wm. Peterson  and A. Filley of World War  ii.;  Both this and the February  meeting were well attended by  old and new members, the ten  initiates at the latter bringing  the membership to over eighty.  Discussion at this gathering resulted in a resolution to investigate the project of constructing  a four-room caretaker's home on  junior    Reel    Cross    members,    the Legion grounds.  Yvonne Brooker and Genevieve  yWood, at the meeting. Mrs. W.  Allans president, in the chair.  Tea was served by Mrs. Jack  Wood, Mrs. Geo. Bachelor and  Mrs. B. Power.  There will be a membership  drive early in March and it is  to be hoped it will be well supported in this area so as to carry  on this work.  Mrs. E. J. Doll  Of Port Alice  Wins$6,000  ;A RED letter day in the life of  Mrs. E.. J. Doll, Port Alice  woman, came on February 28  when she received a telegram  informing her that she was winner of $6,000 in Victory Bonds iii  the Penticton, Memorial Sweepstakes draw.  "The money will be used to  replace some Of the belongings  we lost in a fire over five years  j ago," 1 said Mrs; Doll when she;  was advised of her good fortune. Mrs.> Doll's husband is ah  employee of the B.C. Pulp and  Paper Co. They have two children.  Further results of the February meeting were a social  evening for Legionnaires and  their relatives, and a smoker for  members. Both functions were  well attended and thoroughly  successful. Meetings of Branch  109.are held on the evening of  the first Tuesday in each month.  All veterans are invited to attend and join.  harbor this week held up to  average. Good weather for the  most part, kept tugs that usually call here for supplies, towing right through; although  seven of these vessels were observed in the harbor this week.  Other vessels seen in the harbour was the radio repair  launch "Ida T", one of the converted Fairmiles from the Mali-  bu club in Princess Louisa inlet, with Thomas H. Hamilton,  owner of the resort aboard, and  the Provincial Police launch,  P.M.L. No. 3, with Inspector  Cline of Vancouver in charge.  Some fifteen boats of the  Pender Harbor codfishing fleet  put out on March 1st, the first  day of cod fishing season. Due  to bad weather this day, no record catches were reported.  Other shipping movements included the S.S. Lady Cynthia  and the M.V. Charkay which  were on schedule as usual.  proving of annual reports and  financial statements, and before  the election of officers.  MONTHLY MEETING  The directors are to hold a  monthly meeting, according to  further provisions, and no officer will be permitted to miss  three consecutive meetings  without loss of his officer, and  resultant re-election to fill the  position for the balance of the  term.  "You've got to get behind this  thing to make it go," urged Mr.  Smith in a brief comment to the  younger set present and then  he pointed out that the adult  groups (which had been in-  from parties and groups that vited), had shown their lack  had at first seemed enthusias- of interest by lack of attend-  tic, and considerable agitation ance-  for action resulted in the re- LIBERAL TERMS  organization form groups that "The $1 per year rental fee,  were taking a lead in getting plus taxes and no use of the  results. grounds during church hours or  Characteristic comment of    during a funeral "were the very  need for action>was Mrs. Nest-    liberal terms   'offered   by   the^  the property to be uised). The  lease is guaranteed for 20 years  with option.  It was generally agreed and  incorporated into the by-laws  that the ministers of the three  churches locally be given honorary memberships in the society, but without power of  office.  Only other major change in  the proposed by-laws was the  cancellation of a clause which  would have prevented the secretary or any other person receiving remuneration for services or duties rendered.  Directors held a brief discussion following the meeting.  groundf thisr _ummer,  arid   the  work has got to be done now."  RULING ���   ,  ������    ���  Preparatory work application  for a charter culminated in the  reading, criticizing and approving proposed by-laws for the  new society which specifically  state that "no two members  from the same family may be  elected to the directorship, arid  "no village councillor, or contractor with the society may  hold office."  Other provisions in the bylaws call for the annual election of officers frorh paid up  membership ($1 per year) and  payable  after  reading and ap-  .Born, at St. Mary's Hospital,  Pender Harbor, on February 12,  to Mr. and Mrs. James Jefferies  "of Egmont, a son.  : Mr. Sharp has been receiving  -treatment at St. Mary's Hospital for-severe burns to his  hands. ^  A new "grid" for. fhe overhaul of local boats was recently  constructed by W. P. Pieper of  Irvine's Landing.  Coming Events  March 9 ��� Sechelt ��� Roberts  Creek Player's Club.  f  WEEKLY  TIDES  In response to requests from casual travellers and fishermen, we We starting, a weekly; record of tides for the sand  heads in the strait of Georgia.  Near SquaxoiBli add 06 to K.W., add 07 io Ii.W., add 05 to Half  Tides, arear Secltelt add 04 to S.W., add 05 to X..W., add 02 to  Half Tides. Keasr South. Pender sub*. 16 to XC.W., snfct. 45 to BE.W.,  mCbt. 40 to B__f Tides. -  12.0  9.8  SUN.  MON.  TUES;  WED.  THURS.  FRI.  SAT.  4:7  1:06  2:31  3:32  4:17  4:54  5:23  8.9  11.6  12.3  12.9  13.2  13.3  13.1  9:44  5:52  7:44  9:06  10:01  10:43  11:18  9.9  9.4  8.7  7.8  6.9,  17:17  10:34  11:40  13:03  14:20  15:29  16:28  2.3  11.4  10.9  10.6  10.6  10.7  10.8  18:25  19:30  20:30  21:24  22:11  22:55  2.0  1.9  1.9  2.1  2.5  3.0  James Sinclair  Addresses Sechelt  Legion Branch 140  Members of Branch 140, Canadian Legion, Sechelt, and their  wives,   together  with  the  Women's   Auxiliary;   gathered   together   in   the   Legion   hall   to  hear an address by Mr. James  Sinclair, M.P., on the work done  by  the  Veterans  Affairs "committee at the last session of the  house  and  also  to  discuss the  various    problems    confronting  the  committees  in  the  coming  session.   Veterans rehabilitation  came in for a lot of discussion  and many and varied were the  questions   asked.    The   branch  president, Mr. Fred Archer, read  suggested   amendments   to   the  Dual Pension Order, as adopted  by the Veterans Guard of Canada.  Secretary W. J. Mayne moved  a vote of thanks to Mr. Sinclair  and this was followed by the  singing of "He's a Jolly Good  Fellow", much to Mr. Sinclair's  embarrassment. The meeting  then closed with God'Save the  King. Refreshments were served by the women's auxiliary.  Old Time Dances  Featured at  Grantham's Landing  THE RECENTLY formed Grant-  ham's Landing Social club is  featuring old time dancing and  squares at the meetings held  every other Saturday in Grantham's.  The executive wishes to point  out that in order to avoid overcrowding and to comply with  the restrictions on clubs, only  residents of Grantham's are permitted io attend.  COAST NEWS STAFF  MEMBER ON TRIP  AREA  WITH a view of securing better news and advertising coverage, Jim Craigen of the Coast  News staff is now making a  trip through the Sechelt Peninsula-Howe Sound area.  Any suggestions for the imr  provement of your paper should  be made to him. Of if you wish,  they can be mailed to the Coast  News office, Halfmoon Bay. Page Two  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C. -  Friday, March 8, 1946  <&ke ��oast Mexus  3 Lines  (15 Words) for 35c     3  Insertions  (same ad)  60c  Extra words, above 15-word min., 2c each. Cash with order.  Notices,  Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c insertion  LITTLE ADS - - - BIG RESULTS!  ���   FOR SALE OR TRADE  WATERFRONT     property     a t  Pender Harbour for property at  Westview. Ernie Rosenau, West-  view, B. C. 30  RADIOS FOR SALE  1946 MARCONI 5-tube 110-volt  AC-DC Mantles $29.95; 1946  Stromberg-Carlson 6-tube 110-  volt AC-DC Mantels $42.25; two  each in stock. Mail orders  prompt attention. Tommy  Thomas, authorized dealer, Madeira Park, Pender Harbour.       1  FOR SALE  1 CHESTERFIELD; 2 chairs.,  2 dining room tables, 4 beds,  1 buffet, several small chairs  and tables, 2 dressers, studio  couch. Mrs. Carl Larsen, Secret Cove. 27  FOR SALE  1946 Marconi radios. See and  hear them today at Tommy  Thomas', authorized Marconi  Sales and Service, Madeira  Park, Pender Harbor. 32  WEDDING   STATIONERY  Engraved or standard wedding invitations, announcements. Also wedding cake  boxes, complete with cards, 95c  dozen. The Coast News, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  WE  BUY  AND  SELL���  Rifles and shotguns bought  and sold-also all kinds.of used  goods, furniture, clothing, tools,  etc. Square Deal Store, West-  view, B.C.  .  FOR SALE  1929 CHEVOLET Roadster, $275  cash. Apply R. H. Hammond,  Wilson Creek. 28  CONNOR NU-WAY HAND  WASHERS $36, IN STOCK���  Pender Harbour Traders Ltd.  Madiera Park, Pender Harbour.  tf  KEYS TO  ORDER���  All kinds of keys made to  order. Send sample you wish  duplicated. Muir's Hardware,  at Powell River (Westview) B.C.  Order your receipt books,  business forms and job printing from the Coast News. Notices and circulars a  specialty.  Coast News subscriptions ���  $2.50 per year. See your community correspondent.  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.  FASTER   RELIEF  From ACID DIGESTION,  HEARTBURN. BISMA-REX,  75c and $1.75. Lang's Drug  Store, Gibson's Landing, B.C.  MARINE   REPAIRS  We are specialists in general  repairs, electric and acetylene  welding. Westview Machine  Shop,  Westview, B.C.  ESSO GASOLINE  OIL  Get the best out of your  high-speed motors!  Fill up here with Premium  Ethyl Gasoline. Hose delivery from float to boat.  w. p   PIEPER  Frvirce's Landing  Pender Harbour  JERVIS WATER  TRANSPORT  PENDER HARBOUR  TOWING  AND  CHARTER  SERVICE  Operated   By  W. H. HEARD  PENDER HARBOUR  by MAIL  from  Powell Stores Ltd  Powell River, B. C.  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  THE LID  IS OFF  wvwU^C4ooj  Secretly, back in 1942, eight locomotives were dismantled at the  Fort Rouge Shops of the Canadian  National Railways at Winnipeg. Part  by part, thousands of thetaa, each  locomotive piece was identified on an  erection diagram and tagged with  metal discs. The smoke stacks,  whistles and steam domes had to be  shortened and the width of the locomotives narrowed to meet clearance  requirements. None of the fifty employees who did the work knew why.  Now the secret is out. Threatened by  the Japanese advances in the South  Pacific, the Australian Government  was short of power to move war  equipment to strategic points. It sent  out an appeal for aid. Although hard  pressed for locomotives, the C.N.R.  turned over eight engines. They were  transported to a Pacific Coast port on  40 flat cars. The photographs show,  upper, an engine frame and, lower,  boiler and air reservoirs loaded for  shipment.  Don't lose touch \ . . Read th*  News.  Sing Kee Yipp  1  -''..' 'vs'i  :-  It's Fun  ENJOY THESE  Chuckle-Ads  Win a free show!  1. Read the Coast News ad-  Briefs   on  this   page  and  select one full line (not just  part of a line) from three or  more separate Ad-B r i e f s.  Combine these lines into one  laffable paragraph like the  one below.  2. Clip   but   the   ads   from  which each line is taken  and paste on a sheet of paper  with your name and the completed Chuckle-Ad.  3. Mail   or   send   it   to   the  Coast News  at Halfmoon  Bay, or c/o your local correspondent.  4. If  the  winning  Chuckle-  Ad is accompanied by an  order for a regular Ad-Brief,  prize will be doubled.  Costs Nothing* to Enter  This week's winner sent in  by���  Mrs. H. Ingram,  Courienay, V.I.  Make offers to Burns' and  Jackson (A-l condition  . logging donkey)���? We are  specialists in general heartburn, bisma-rexj every  product is guaranteed order. Send sample you wish.  Your Ad-Briefs in  THE  111  i  ',?  MRS. WJ D. GILBERT  Correspondent  Mr. and Mrs, John Jonas  spent the last weekend of February in Vancouver.  * *    *  Mrs. Bruce Gourlay and young  son Bruce Jr. have left to reside in Vancouver after an extended visit with the former's  mother Mrs. J. Greenhouse. Mrs.  Greenhouse accompanied them  to town, where she will remain  for a few days.  * *    *  Mrs. J. McGuinnes spent a  few days in Vancouver as the  guest of her daughter and son-  in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cunningham.  * *    *  Other  visitors   to   Vancouver^  have been Mr.  and Mrs. Dave J  Walker with the small daughter *|  Marda,   M!r.   and   Mrs.   Emile -f  Nadeau, Mrs. C. Thompson, and  Mrs. Colson. �� ,  *   *    * V  Mr.  and Mrs. J. Miles spent  a week at Gibson's Landing the4  guests of Mr.   and Mrs.  H. D,'!  Irvine.  Mr. Eric Nixon accompanied \  by his small friend Miss Bon-|  nie Burke has been a weekend j  visitor from Vancouver. Bonnie ]  is the grand-daughter of Mr. and^  Mrs. H. Burke. f  /  FATHER of George and Tom  Yipp, Powell River, Sing Kee  Yip passed away in Vancouver,  March 3 at the age of 93.  In addition to his sons here,  he is survived by another son,  William, in Vancouver; seven  daughters, Mrs. Yew, Mrs. Chu,  Miss Emiline, Mrs. Law, Mrs.  Norman Chu, Mrs. Nye, all of  Vancouver, and Mrs Wong of  Manili, P.I.  He is also survived by 25  grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.  SECHELT  Alice A. French  Correspondent  Mr. F. V. Durnij veteran linesman of this district is home once  more after a long period of illness in Shaughnessy Military  Hospital. All his friends are glad  to see him back once more and  hope that from now on he will  keen on the road to recovery.  *������ ��� *   * ,  Mr. Norman Edwardson recently returned from overseas  left for Vancouver recently  where he will spend some time  in Vancouver Barracks prior to  discharge from the armed forces.  Major and Mrs. J. Clarke and  daughter Maureen were guests  at the Inn over the weekend. We  understand they were anxious  to locate in Sechelt having fallen in love with our settlement  but so far they found no suitable place.  Beatrice August was. rushed  to Vancouver last week wjiere  _he underwent ah operation and  at the time of going to press was  reported doing very well.  Repairs to ���..  ��� Typewriters  ��� Adding Machines  ��� Al] Business  Machines  >i ^,*vv %?,  t,.A-' ���    i !*;.��.;     i >,' -i > '  Coast News Ltd  Raise Chin-Chin Giant  Chinchilla  Rabbits  for Pleasure and Profit  -TO    FINER    STOCK  AVAILABLE  ANYWHERE  CERTIFIED   PEDIGREES  BUCKHORN PARK  FUR FARM  "Animals of Distinction"  Sechelt, B.C.  Wally Graham  Funeral Directors  Gibson's Landing  T   1   f  Caskets and Service  to suit family wishes.  Social Credit  Literature  and Meetings  Write  c/o 1005 Holden Bidg.,  Vancouver, B. G. Friday, March 8,1946..  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Page Three  new Serial Story  II  by FLubrey Boyd  ���}  "In Nevada, the woman in the  saloon told me my fingering  wasn't so good; took the guitar  and showed me. That interested  me a lot. I asked her to have  supper with me.  "She had sung in the camps  in the Seventies, when mining  was a big game on both sides  of  the   Sierras.   In  Placerville,  on the California side, she had  met a young adventurer named  Dalton. She took him at first to  be a prospector, and he clid prbs-  ' pect to some extent. But little  J later,    when   she   became   his  \ sweetheart, she learned that he  \ often took the road with a route  I. agent   he  called  Reeves.   They  I worked   trie   mountain   passes,  I holding up pack trains and waggon shipments of gold till the  | country  got too  hot for  them,  I and they disappeared.  "So May's love affair didn't  last long. I gathered ,it was she  who did most of the loving,  tpalton was a swaggering young  "rascal, with a lot of life and  good looks, and no heart to  speak of. It was that, I think  r!that attracted her. She was used  ho being courted.  | "After Dalton left her she had  |fa baby girl. Whether it was his  [or not, she didn't know for certain. She'd known him that  ��hort of time. It interfered with  l&er work, so she sent it away  ffco be cared for, shut it out of  her life and forgot about it, as  She tried to forget about Dal-  jcon.  TO NEVADA  "Then she met a rancher  lamed Owens, who was taking  |ip a grazing claim on the Nevada side, south of the Carson  galley. So she married Owens,  ttid went with him to Nevada, j|  6 settle down and be a faithful  rife.- ���������'������  '.'Her marriage to Owerts was  pihappy. He was ungenerous  ��id unsociable���almost a miser.  i*he ranch was a day's journey  [torn any neighbor. No one,  tardly, came near it. He was  ^alous of that old life of hers���  tad susptected, when he marled her, what it had been. He  forked that ranch himself, so  jiere was no one to talk to but  sim, and he didn't talk,  y "One night in summer, when  Owen's had watered the stock  nd she was watching him for  lie umptieth time draw a lamp  iongside the table, fix the wick  ad fead some month-old newspapers, she heard a faint taping on the door. She opened  a, and there stood a visitor. For  wet]  l/"A little visitor about three  tears old, and small for her  fee, with a cute, solemn baby  ice, and wet eyes blinking in  jhe lamplight, looking lost.  I " 'Nice mans said you know  Inhere is my Daddy?'  f "The woman gave a smothered cry and gathered the child  Ltmgrily in her arms, not; asking  ret how nor why it had come  'here.  I "Owens lit a lantern to go out  ind see who had brought the  ittle one to the door. The rider  vas out of earshot now, but on  ne porch was a sack of gold and  rote saying, 'This baby wandered off a train during a hold-  ip. Keep her till the pcfie  :6mes looking for her. The gold  s from the robbed train, and is  rourn if you want pay for your  rouble.'  :'That was all. The rest they  tried   to   piece   together   from  what they could make of the   .  tiild's talk.  TREASURE  "For hours Owens pored over  [^hat note and over the gold,  handling it, counting it . . . And  j:he woman was yearning over  the treasure in her arms. Suppose, by some great fall of  chance, it was never claimed?  "Neither of them slept that  night, and the next day they  waited and watched the trails.  The same hope was in their  minds, though their reasons for  hoping were far apart.  "Several days passed with no  sign of the posse. Finally Owens  made a trip to the nearest  freight station to get the news.  In his absence, the woman  started making a little suit of  overalls for the girl.  "Toward sundown she went  tion the barn to look for eggs  for the baby's supper. While she  was groping for nests in the  hay, she caught hold of a man's  boot. She didn't scream. The  first thought that flashed  through her mind was that this  was the man who'd brought the  child and the gold.  DALTON AGAIN  "But the man sat up and  smiled at her, and then her  knees almost gave away. It was  Dalton���whom she'd never expected to see again. He'd probably learned she was married  to the rancher,, and had counted  on her helping him, if it came to  that.  "It was his turn to be surprised when she spoke about the  child and the gold. He hadn't  had anything to do with leaving  them there. But after thinking  it over, he told her how it must  have happened.  "He and the man he called  Reeves had been waiting by a  lonely stretch of railway track  in the desert to stop a pay train,  when a stranger on a bay horse  rode by, the pl^ce they were  hiding. VHe>, looked like^a'good  gun hand, and they cut him in.  During the hold-up the child  strayed off the train. When it  pulled out and they found her,  Reeves wanted to leave her  there. They split on that; the  man with the bay horse picked  her up and rode south alone,  with his share of the loot. Dalton believed he had happened  on Owen's ranch by letting his  horse hunt water.  "The other two struck west  for the mountains. Dalton's  horse had gone lame, and Reeves  took all the gold on his mount  to lighten its weight. But it  still lagged and when the posse  caught their trial, Reeves was  far ahead and kept going. Dalton left the lamed horse on  some rocky ground, so he would  seem to have gone on with  Reeves, riding double, and after  several days trailing on foot by  a roundabout way, " came to  Owen's ranch.  "As to the child,. Dalton  thought it was a bad break to  find her there, but he encouraged May's desire to keep her-rr  since giving her up would ruin  his hideout. So the baby had  its hair cut, as well as being put  in overalls. ;J ���  FATHER KILLED  "Just after May had done this  rash thing, Owens came in that  night with the news. The, posse  seemed to have lost the trail of  all three of the fugitives, but  the father of the missing child  had been killed in the hold-iip,  and���worse than that���was a  United States marshaL' ;  "The man in the barn had  plenty of time to take stock of  Owen's character and of his own  position. As the pursuit died  away and no word came from  Reeves, Dalton realize^ that his  partner had deserted him. He  had also done some thinking  about the way the posse had  been mistracked.  "Dalton proposed staying at  the ranch as a hired man until  the trail was cold, and calling  himself the father of the little  'boy.* They very daring of the  scheme would protect them.  "Though the police had given  up hope of finding the lost child,  there was no slacking in the  hunt for the three road agents  involved in the killing of the  federal marshal, and Dalton  knew that there would be none.  "Deciding to leave the country, he demanded a grubstake  from Owens, to take his prospecting in the North. The  rancher grudged the money but  was anxious to get rid of him.  "Owen's jealousy got worse  after the man was gone. In his  brooding rages, he spoke of Dalton's willingness to appear as  the child's father as if that were  a deeper sign of understanding  between them. iHs fury drove  him to charges that may have  bordered on a truth he didn't  know.  DEPARTURE  "He gave her such a terrible  time that  finally she left  him  and her adopted baby, and went;  back to  her  old life,  where I  found her, in the dregs of it.  "Some years later I came into  Carson city, just before the rumor broke about the big gold  strike in the North. And there  the thing happened that begins  to tie this up with���"  Fallon, twisting in his chair,  caught her eyes now, squarely.  "You don't dare���!" he blurted out with a dark menace.  "Do you dare threaten a witness in Her Majesty's Court?"  Judge Dugas demanded.  . Muttering   something,   Fallon  bit his tongue and waited.  "I was crossing a planked  s i d e w a 1 k," continued Rose,  "when I almost bumped into a  man stepping down from the  porch of the Nevada Hotel. His  face came back to me over a  gap of time as well as distance.  He'd changed some. I passed  him blank.  "We met again in a place  where I sang, and he invited me  to drink something. I did, because it was rather funny to  talk to a man who'd tricked me  with April fool candy the way  he'd done and not be remembered.  "So I said, 'Your face looks  find of familiar. Haven't I seen  it tacked up in the post office  or somewhere?'  "He almost jumped. I hadn't  had a notice how near the truth  a reward poster might be. When  I smiled,he gave a laugh that  sounded flat.  A QUESTION  " 'You've got the start on me,  baby,' he said, patting my hand.  'The nearest I ever come to im-  agihin' you wa^ a fool kid I met  once iri Frisco. You're pretty  wise and you've been around.  Maybe as a woman, you can  answer a question that got me  my mind. Do you believe a girl  curious once. It just came into  could be brought up as a boy  Without' anyone on the outside  guessiri' it?'  " 'It depends on the girl and  the surroundings,' I said, still  not suspecting anything in particular. 1 think it could happen,  but I wouldn't bet on a particular case without seeing the boy  you,-suppose tQ be .a girl.*  ���',' 'Well, you'll,never see.him,"  Fallon said, a little too offhand.  'It just come- into my mind.'  "He started his meaningless  lovemaking again and I left him.  "What he'd said chimed/ with  something else in my mempry,  Though, I didn't ���recall rig^t at  first, whatjit was, t kept I6okT  ing as I played the cairip for a  boy who miglit not be so boyish except for the clothes. The  only one I noticed was a boy  with gold hair. He didn't look  girlish���wore his clothes, I  mean, as if he had a right to  them. But it struck me that I  could have dressed him up as  a stunning girl, and it was a  crime to see hair like his wasted  on a boy. He was with an older,  whisky-faced man I'd never  seen before, and whose name I  learned was Owens. The man  as buying an outfit to go to Alaska.  "Owens are uncommon, but  it was the name of the rancher  May had married, and with that  I remembered, in a shock of  understanding, that the child  left at the ranch house had  blonde hair and had been dressed as a boy.  WENT NORTH  "Dalton had gone North. Owens had staked him. A man  like May's Owens wouldn't  make that trip without a solid  lead to go on. I remembered his  passion for gold. Dalton must  have made a strike and sent for  him.  "Certain this was the same  man, I wondered how much Fallon had guessed. Maybe he just  suspected a girl in boy's clothes  and was curious. She was young  and innocent, and he liked them  that way. Her name 'Pete' was  as boy-like as possible, but since  it didn't fit her appearance, it  was a kind of giveaway."  The chortling voice of the  river rippled through the silence  as Rose paused. Speed learned  on the bar of the prisoners' dock,  intently watching her across the  red-coated shoulder of the police  guard. Fallon half-reclined in  his chair, in a smouldering silence���the sheathed fire of one  who holds a final answer in reserve.  BIG NEWS  "That same night, the big Yukon news came down on the  wires from Seattle; Propectors  . who had-been waiting and xeady  were pulling stakes of San  Francisco and the first steamers.  Owens beat the gun by starting  ahead of them and showed that  he'd had a definite lead on  something.  *T caught a train for Seattle,  and overtook Fallon's steamer  there. He was wary enough to  keep Owens out of my way.  Pete avoided me of her own  accord. My talking to Fallon  may have given her the idea  I was a friend of his, and she  mistrusted him by instinct.  "Fallon started the rancher  Owens drinking and gambling  ���a first sign that he had guessed true about the gold. That  it was true, I made sure in a  more direct way."  Wade rose to object.  "Your Honor," he said, " I  have  listened   to  the  witness's  vivid stotry without offering  an objection till now. I feel it  my duty, as counsel for the  Crown, to object to it as theoretical and move that itbe thrown  out." ' ���  Judge   Dugas   looked   reflectively at Rose.  "How did you  prove,  Miss Valery,  that there "  was a gold mine at stake?"  Concluded Next Week  Don't lose touch  News.  Read the  PICTURE SHOW  GIBSON'S HALL  Every Week.  Watch for the  Posters!   Shorts,  News,   and  Feature Photoplay  I  EATON'S  BIG, NEW  SPRING AND  SUMMER  CATALOGUE  FOR  1946  HAS BEEN  MAILED  IF YOU HAVE HOT RECEIVED  YOOR COPY WHITE TO  WINNIPEG FOB IT  ��T. EATON C��  EATON'S  <M  Sunset Hardware  GIBSON'S  LANDING  We Have a Full Line of  PLUMBING SUPPLIES  er Yonr  FRIGlDAIRES  BEATTY WASHERS  WESTINGHOUSE  ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES  From Us Now!  Agents for ��  This piece comes to us from  Sam Marshall, head watchman  of the Powell River Company  and surely a man of good will,  faith or what-have-you. Sam  saw it in an El Paso paper which  his brother, a Texan, sent him.  "It's gospel truth" his brother  s^ys.���Editor.  Now that the fisherman and  the ranchers have taken over  the Atom Bomb story, we have  every reason to expect that it  will get better and better, bigger and bigger.  Fishermen and ranchers are,  as everybody knows, the most  accurate of story tellers. Never  would- they exaggerate in the  slightest the size of the fish that  got away or the speed of their  quarter horses.  EXCELLENT AUTHORITY  And when a man like Charles  M. Harvey, who is not only a  fisherman and a rancher, but  also a hunter, tells us that the  blast blondined the backs of  the cows on his ranch 60 miles  away, he must be believed right  down to the last hair.  Indeed, so wide is Charley  Harvey's reputation for never  exaggerating a story���fishing,  hunting or atomic���that when  Acme Newspictures, a national  newspaper service, wired from  New York for a picture of Bro.  Harvey's cows, I wasn't a bit  surprised.  But I was greatly disappointed when we found that Mr. Harvey had left town���gone hunting and incidentally, no doubt,  to investigate scientifically the  effect of the Atom Bomb on the  deer and antelope.  I'm expecting a very interesting report from Mr. Harvey  when he gets back.  PICTURE SOUGHT  Meantime, we are making  every effort to get xa picture of  that rancher whdse whiskers  were operated on by the atom  blast. He reported, you will remember, that on each side they  turned white, while remaining  their natural brown on the chin.  Now, it seems, he sports of  white mutton-chops and brown  goatee and that, we think, deserves the front page in anybody's newspaper, especially if  we can photograph him fondling  that black cat that was turned  white on one side.  And, if you happen to be one  of the skeptical ones, remember  this: a blast that turned brown  desert sand into green glass  wouldn't have much trouble  turning a black cat white.  Many's the cat that was changed  into rabbit merely by being  tailored into a coat.  But  the  clincher  came  from  . my   friend,   Gaberdine   Shorty,  whose ranch runs right up to the  bomb site.  "It's all true," Gabby wd  when he dropped in this morning. "Everv word is true, and  more besides."  Gabby said his cattle were not  affected because he was warned  and moved them into a cave for  the night.  But he said he thought for a  while that his ranch was ruined. He said the blast burned  away all the grass and weeds,  even to the greasewood, and he  was worried for a few days.  THE RAIN CAME  Then it rained, as it does  every Saturday at 10 a.m. on  Gabby's place and filled up his  tanks, including one whose bottom had been turned into the  green glass that still puts out  the gamma rays.  k Gabby said his steers started  drinking the water from there  and pretty soon refused to touch  any other water on the place.  He said they refused to hunt for  food, too. They would just lie  around the tank with the green  glass bottom and take a drink  r��rtv.fi-r��iioH  r��n Pace 5  Jimmy Sinclair,  Powell River, B.C.  Dear Sir,  Just that you might like to  know that I tried to phone to  Sechelt the other day from the  Garden Bay Hospital. It was  a bit breezy and we had some  trouble to get through. In fact  I couldn't get through to Sechelt  for 15 to 20 minutes, and got  pretty sore. i  "Huh, that's nothing," said the  nurse in the office. Last week'  it took us two hours to get a  telephone  message  to  Vancouver."  Just thought you'd like to  know, Jimmy. It isn't the crew's  fault its just that they haven't  any stuff to work with. In fact  it isn't as bad as it used to be  since the present man came on  the job. First thing he did was  clean out the brush under the  wires, and now we get some of  our calls through twice as quick  as we used to because the  branches don't tear the line  down so often.  Yours truly*  Henry H. Howling  GARDEN BAY  IN    ACCORDANCE    with   the  program set by Doctor Leo  Friesen, the children attending  the school at Irvine's Landing  were brought to St. Mary's  Hospital on Wednesday 27th.  Feb.,  1946.  The children, twenty five in  number, were conducted to and  from school by ���; Miss Turner,  whose co-operation in this matter is greatly appreciated. The  parents of these children have  been notified of the findings  where these were of consequence.  WHARF  Owing to the congestion  caused by marine traffic at Garden Bay wharf, with consequent  difficulty imposed on the hospital staff in the matter of landing  stretcher cases from boats which  have come in there for the express purpose of landing these  patients, it has become necessary for the hospital to make  resentation to the Department  of Transport.   ..  The department has very kindly authorized that one berth be  reserved for the exclusive use  of the hospital. Residents of the  district who frequent this wharf  are asked to appreciate the object of this reservation and to  cooperate wholeheartedly.  PERSONAL  The Reverend Mr. Allan  Greene, superintendent of Columbia Coast Mission and well-  known in the community, underwent a serious operation at  Shaughnessy Military Hospital  on February 25, 1946.  Those who know and have  enjoyed the acquaintance of Mr.  Greene will wish him a speedy  and complete recovery.  BIRTHS  On Thursday, February 28th,  1946 at St. Mary's Hospital, born  to Mr. and Mrs. J. Hoddack of  Madeira Park, B.C. a daughter,  weighing 8 pounds 14 ounces.  AIR AMBULANCE  Referring to our previous report on the air ambulance, donated for the purpose of bringing in emergency cases from  outlying districts, the following  information is released:  Dr. Friesen, accompanied by  Mr. Frank Cobbaert, the donor  visited Abbotsford on Monday,  Feb. 25th, where they examined  the plane with a view to estimating the alterations which  would be necessary to convert  the craft to an air ambulance.-"  Although materials for this  purpose are difficult to obtain  at the moment, all efforts will be  made to have this service completed as soon as possible.  "But for the Red Cross . . ."  Thousands of our fighting men, returned home from world battlefields and  enemy prison camps, have used these  words to tell how, when their need was  extreme, the Red Cross was there to aid  and comfort them���oftentimes, to save  their lives.  Now, as the divisions and branches  throughout Canada enter upon their first  post-war membership drive this month,  we ask you, our friends, who have stood  so solidly and unitedly behind the Red  Cross, who have given your money^ your  blood, your work, to make Red Cross  strong and able to achieve greatly during  the past six most critical years���we ask  you, by your memberships, to help keei-  Red Cross strong in Peace, as in V  for the continued benefit of our Caruv i  people.  We   stand now  on the   thresh oi-  Peace, and see much to do���sick an_    /  abled veterans, paying a heavy pnu  suffering and sacrifice, need the continue,  friendship  and  help of the  Red  ei    ���;���:  Isolated frontier communities need outpost hospitals and nursing service, their  only medical aid in emergencies���an army  of Junior Red Cross children, nearly a  million strong, need guidance along  .he  road to health, good citizenship and in e:-  national understanding ��� crippled children's hospitals need to be maintained and  expanded���sick people, our neighbors  friends across   Canada,   need the   blood  transfusion service we are hoping to supply to all hospitals throughout the dorminion���instruction is need in home nursing,  first aid, nutrition, water safety���.  Wherever there is need for these ana  other Red Cross services, it is our aim ana  purpose to provide them���anywhere in  Canada���and in so providing, bring health,  security and happiness to our people, many  of whom, through your membership enrolment now, will say tomorrow what our  veterans say today���  "But for theRed Gross V. .?,'"'  ;?;  ���-���wrvVi;  Half-Truths  THE EXPLANATION offered by the government at Ottawa for cutting the butter ration  during the months of March and April is uue  to a declining production and an increasing  population. It is estimated that our population  at the present ime is 600,000 greater than- at this  time a year ago. Both these statements are misleading in the light.of actual facts. Why has  Mr. Ilsley not come forth with the full story  and tell us frankly that the government erred  in is commtiments of overseas butter, cheese  and evaporated milk. Milk production in Canada has greatly increased since 1939, and witn  still a large force of men and women overseas  in the forces, our population at home cannot  have increased materially. Why governments  persist in telling the public half-truths is hara  to fathom. They do themselves more harm  than good by such practices in the final  analysis. Canadians are willing to make sacrifices but for goodness sake let us have the  truth and the whole worth. The war is over,  and the suppression of facts of no military  significance will not be tolerated from now on.  And along this same line of thought we  should note statements being issued from time  to time by governments of Canada on public  affairs which positively lack candor���example,  the negotiations being carried on at the Dominion-provincial conferences. Too many employees of governments only inform the public  just what suits the government in power, or  themselves, entirely overlooking the fact that  hey are servants of the public and not its  masers. They consider such tactics smart. We  have trusted our leaders far too long, blindly*  with the known results. The time has arrived  for candor and honest statements, not half  truhs and propaganda.���Creston Review.  ONE MISTAKE  Epitaph to a mule, which died in an exposion  on the Burma front: "In memory of Peggy,  who in her lifetime kicked 1 brigadier, 2 colonels, 4 majors, 10 captains, 24 lieutenants, 42  sergeants, 60 corporals, 436 other ranks, and 1  bomb."  With private bills coming before the  house this week residents around here  will be very interested to hear what can  be done about road problem's in this riding.  At present, reports are coming in with  the general tone "huh, what are you kicking about? You should see the roads  where I came from."  These reports may be part of a general  last minute campaign of the roads department to convince us that we haven't  got much to talk about because somewhere else they may be worse off than  we are.  We don't know who is kidding who, but  should roads be any worse anywhere else  in B.C. than along the Sechelt Peninsula  and on Texada Island, then we, as a province, should indeed hang our heads in  shame.  Every member of parliament should >  insist now on road action from this ses- j  sion, and we don't necessarily mean more \  money spent on roads but rather better ^  use of what money there is. Squamish l  roads should not be teft 'til the tourist ]  season is over, and it is useless to push��  around surface dust, (or mud, depending!  on the particular brand of weather). j  It is very hard to decide which is the J  more more crying need in B.C., new roads J  connecting points at present isolated %  through public works mismanagement, orf  reconstructing present roads so that trav-y  ellers in connected communities do not y  have to bounce around every time it is>  necessary to move from one place to an-|  other.  The present roads   cannot   get   much f  worse.   Why can't foremen all over the  province be instructed to concentrate their f  efforts on bringing one of the more im-|  portant sections of road in their section|  into first class shape, keeping only basic  repairs to other^sections ?   As time goW  'b^at^iy'rory minor repairs would be needed to a road brought into good shape, and  efforts could be concentrated on-the'next!  stretch. 1  n  k  The extra monies being * appropriated^  should be put into new roads���good new|  roads that will last for some time with)  only minor maintenance, and won't needj|  rebuilding the following year.  Above all we need a road ^commission  which wil get road buiders that know howf  to build and maintain roads.  m  HATS OFF! DBPTJ  Bouquets for Good DeedsJ  m  Readers are invited to suggest incidents for recognition in this column.   Phone or write The News.f  ' ���.   ��� U  Hats off to Father Baxter who in a��  period of only three years has stabilized1,  his jusidiction, and built two churches freel  of debt, and is now working for a hospital|  at'Gibson's Landing. ^  And hats off to the Anglican Church ini  Gibson's Landing who have offered the?  playground site to the Memorial commit^!  tee on $1 per year and taxes, except no|  activity during church and funeral hours.|  \  Published Every Friday  <       by  The Coast News Limited  Registered  office���Powell  River,  B.C.  Business  Office���Halfmoon Bay,  B.C.  Entered at the Post Office at Halfmoon Bay  as authorized second-class mail.  A.   H.   Alsgard���President  E. W. Parr Pearson���Sec.-Treas.  A FREE PRESS IS THE PRIVILEGE  OF A FREE COUNTRY Friday, ^larch S91946  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  -Page Five  emonal  Powell River School Is First  In Province To Get Behind Drive  FIRST school of its kind in the province to do so, Brooks  High last week launched an extensive campaign here  to aid in collecting funds for the proposed $500,000 University of British Columbia war memorial gymnasium.  The campaign, which has already netted a substantial  sum, is in full swing nowT and will reach a climax on March  20  when the  students  will   present a variety concert in  Dwight hall.  Teachers and students alike  are behind the drive and both  are certain of its ultimate suc  cess.  |-  |      IDEA FROM SON  I       Idea for the  campaign  came  I in a letter by school principal  l\ T. H. Nuttall from his son, Dav-  I id, who is a student at the uni-  [  versity.   In   the   letter,   David  suggested that  his  dad  contri-  * bute to the fund and, carrying  ! the thought a bit further, asked  *, why it wouldn't be possible to   -^ *-%*   ������ -���  I get the whole school behind the ff 111*    l^IlllfllH^ll  drive.  a special feature will see the  Thunderbirds tangle Brooks'  own representatives, the High  School team.  " The variety show in Dwight  hall (which has been turned over  to the students for that night by  courtesy of the Powell River  Company) will present the student band, the glee club and  boys' vaulting act. A motion  picture will be shown and there  will  be  a  silver  collection.  Mr. Nuttall turned the idea  over to a special meeting of the  student's council and the council adopted it enthusiastically.  Starting off with a $10 donation from its own treasury, /he  council went about arranging  various activities io boost ijhe  fund. The first was a noon-hour  dance and hot-dog sale at the  school last week. The pupils of  Grade nine-3 provided the hot*  / dogs and the venture netted  about $15  Friday night, a volley ball  tournament   with   five   entries  I brought in another $10, and on  Monday of this week the picture  /'River of Paper" was shown at  'general assembly in the school  andfthis sWelled1 the^; fund rstrrl  ^further.   ���-'.  '    THUNDERBIRDS HERE  The powerful U.B.C. Thunder-  bird  basketball  team was  ap-  fproached by school officials, iri  "co-operation   with   Mr.   J.   A.-  Lundie, with a view to playing  )a  game  here with  the  Powell  fRiver All-Stars, proceeds to go  to the fund, and this effort was  ;  By ADELAIDE  A weekly column prepared for  the   benefit of young  mothers.  The Six Months Old Baby:  If your baby is now six  months old he will be very*  nearly "sitting up and taking  notice"! He will be attempting  sit up and may even have succeeded in doing so���he can turn  himself over and will be able to  hitch himself along his crib  when lying on his stomach. He  should be sleeping twelve hours  every night and two to three  hours every morning and afternoon. Be sure that he is put to  bed at the same hours every day  w-^ifTyqu pick him up some days  to take him with you, you are  starting irregular sleeping habits that will lead to trouble later  on. He is a baby for a very short  time and it is well worth while  giving up small pleasures so  that he may have the regular  habits that are so essential to  good health and happiness. He  may now sit in his high chair  for five or ten minutes at a time  EXPERT   RADIO   REPAIRS  Special dept. to serve out-of-  town customers ... speedy service.  Battery  Sets converted  to  Electric.    Write  or Phone  B.C. ELECTRICAL REPAIR CO.  1061 O-ranviUe���Vancouver  MArine 7425  fliiiiK:  successful. The game will take    and this time may be gradually  place m Brooks gym this Fri-    increased   as   he   gets   stronger  I day night. During the noon-hour    but  never iet him sit so long  that he is tired and see that his  back is well supported. Baby  may by now be getting or already have his first teeth,  though many healthy babies do  not get them until later. The  healthy baby may be irritable  and fretful when his teeth are  coming through but he should  not be feverish or sick���if he is  consult your doctor. Before  baby's bath let him kick and  stretch and play, and when  awake in his crib in the afternoon give him a few simple toys  to play with by himlsef. He  may be picked up and played  with quietly occasionally but  don't toss him in the air, bounce  him or tickle him as too much  excitement will make him irritr  able and restless. Send your personal problems to this column  and we will do our best to help  you.  Col. John McGregor  Sees Hockey Game  From Gondola  POWELL River hockey fans  who were listening to the Toronto-Chicago game Saturday  night, got a surprise when toward the end of the game, announced Foster Hewitt said,  "We're honored to have Col.  John McGregor, V.C. in the  gondola tonight. He's witnessing  his first hockey match here and  thinks it's a great game."  Up To Date  Drug Service  to meet your needs.  LANG'S  DRUG STORE  GIBSON'S LANDING  Orders by mail or bus  filled promptly.  Vitamins, Winter Tonics,  Hat Water Bottles, Rexall  Nose Drops, Rexall  Bronchial Syrup  City Service - City Prices  lillHIIIiBlllHIIIHIIIHilllHIlliHIIIiHillBIIIII-i  NOW  THE  LID  IS  OFF  '.���.V^.*-*-' ���-*���*  I  ���  ���������������DDDD  L  ���  ���'.���  ��� ���  ���  ���  ���  D  ���  Early in the war, a shipment of  seven carloads was sent from the  Canadian Car Munitions, Montreal,  to the Western Cartridge Company,  East Alton, 111.,  by Canadian National Express. To all who saw the  geven   trains   pass   by,   there   was  nothing unusual about them.  Yet,  high-ranking officers, the only C.N.  Express men  who  knew  what the  contents were,  couldn't sleep until  each car had reached its destination.  Until now it was a secret. It was dry  lead azide���the most dangerous shipment ever handled by the Canadian  National Express. The explosive, of  which few persons have heard, is more  potent than nitro-glycerine and five  times as sensitive as TNT. A small  one-and-a-half- inch   shellac - coated,  papier-mache tube five inches long  containing eight ounces of azide was  set -in a sunflower-shaped centre of  sponge rubber and placed in an eight-  inch square wooden box, with cotton  wadding,   sponge   rubber   and   felt  insulation. The wooden box was then  set in the centre of a quarter-inch-  thick steel case twenty inches square,  cushioned with dry sawdust between  layers of sponge rubber. The lid of  the steel box was securely held by ten  bolts and had two grab-iron handles  for carrying. The total shipment of  70 pounds was enough for 200,000  25-pounder shells.   The photograph  shows the engine and two express cars  of one of the trains crossing a bridge.  The first car carries ten pounds of dry  lead azide and the second a capacity  load of 85,000 pounds of ordinary merchandise. The drawing indicates how  the twenty   cases,  each   containing  eight ounces of the explosive, were  placed and bolted to the floor of the  car.   This  was  the   first  and   only  shipment of dry lead azide by rail  known. It is normally manufactured  at the  munitions  plants where the  shells are made. In this instance, had  not the Canadian Nationa) Express  handled the shipment, the production  of shells would have been delayed for  months.  Blond Co'vys    t  ^ c  Continued from Page 4  every hour. Gabby said they  started putting on weight right  away. He said each one gained  from 50 to 100 pounds a day. He  said some of them now weigh  3000 pounds. He estimated that  the value of his herd of 1000  steers has gone up $150,000 because of the Atom Bomb. He  said he sold one the other day  to get enough money to drill a  well to furnish water for the  glass-bottomed tank.  GABBY IS FAIR  Wanting to be fair with his  customers, he said he butchered  one before the sale to see how  the meat was. He said the steaks  were already broiled.  Gabby said that because his  steers are already broiled he is  going to raise *his price from 18  cents a pound for top stuff on  the hoof to the restaurant prige  of $3 a pound. That would make  his 3000-pound steers worth  $9000 a head.  "I'm much in favor of the  Atomic Age," said Gabby. "It's  here to stay���I hope."  ERIC INGLIS  GENERAL  TRUCKING  and FUEL  Gibson's Landing  Squamish W.A.  Holds Final  Whist Drive  THE LAST of the series of four  Whist Drives sponsored by the  Women's Auxiliary was held  evening, March 1, in the Parish  Hall. Prizes for the evening  were as follows: ladies' high,  Mrs. E. Antosh; ladies'concola-  tion, Mrs. H. Binnings; gents'  high, Mr. McKinnon; Gents'  consolation, Mr. Midnight. The  grand prizes for the. series, two  lovely card tables went to Mrs.  Muriel Smith for high lady and  Mr. TX Clarke, high gent.  CAS  /Ch? Standardoj Quality  Wilson Creek  Garage Lid  Vulcanizing synthetic  tubes a speciality!  Automobile Accessories  and Repairs  HOWE SOUND  TRANSPORT  Gibson's Landing  CHANGE  IN TIMETABLE  Effective Feb. 16th  ��� Weekdays ���  Lv. Gibson's Landing 7:55  a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Lv. Fisherman's Cove 9:10  a.m. and 5:10 p.m.  ��� Sundays ���  Lv.'Gibson's Landing 7:55  a.m. and 3.50 p.m.  Lv. Fisherman's Cove 9:10  a.m. and 5:10 p.m.  Objections to this Timetable  may be filed with  Public  Utilities Commission,  Central Building,  Victoria, B.C.  Royal Commission on  Provincial-Municipal Relations  PUBLIC session of the Royal Commission ori Provincial-Municipal Relations will be held in the Auditorium of the Medical Dental Building,  925 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18th, 19th and 20th, for the municipalities of Vancouver, North Vancouver (City and District, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Cranberry Lake, Gibson's Landing and Westview.  The dates of further public sessions of the Commission will be announced  later.  Any organization or person proposing to present a brief is requested to give  notice of such intention to Mr. J. E. Brown, Secretary of the Commission,  not later than March 8th, 1946.  H. CARL GOLDENBERG,  Commissioner.  Campbell Building,  Victoria, B. C. Page Six  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, March 8,1946  Mrs. Ellen Harley  Correspondent  ; Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Lee were  weekend    guests   of   Mr.    and  Mrs. J. A. Quick.  * *    *  Mrs. J. Sorenson and son,  Marvin of Lund were weekend  guests  of  Mr.   and  Mrs.  C.  E.  Lamport.  * *    *  Mrs. Cameron of Vancouver  is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. T.  K. Smith just now.  * *    *  Miss Nony Castel is visiting  her parents until March 11,  when she returns to Vancouver  to write her R.N. examinations.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. W. Cuthbertson  returned  to   Vancouver  Thurs  day of last week after spending  ten days with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Prendergast. Mr. Cuthbertson just recently returned from overseas.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. E. Alderidge and  Mr. and Mrs. R. Watson paid a  surprise visit to Mr. and Mrs.  E. Brown of Brackendale last  Saturday evening on the os-  casion of Mrs Brown's birthday.  * *    *  Mrs. B. E. Valde and son's  spent several days in Vancouver last week.  * *    *  Mr. Vaughn Paul paid a short  visit to Squamish last week calling on many friends. He was  guest of Mr.  George Nesbitt.  * *    *  Mr. J. Punch, the local barber, is reported doing well in  hospital after a second operation  Monday. He had his leg ampu-  i_��  ?_"/    -  s y 'w-^  'X.  IClTY HA.LL ft  inmHi  benefits THE WHOLE community  Regular employment and pay envelopes make for  carefree families���for prosperous communities���for  "good times'' for employer and employee alike. The  National Employment Service, with offices in more  than 200 cities and towns across Canada, serves the  needs of both employers and employees���and the  local N. E. S. office takes its place in importance to  the community among the time honoured community institutions���the Post Office, the Court  House, the City Hall   Without National Employment Service, the worker is  left to his own initiative to find a job to support  himself and his family. The employer may be unable to reach workers he requires. National Employment Service is the clearing house through which  employer and employee are brought together, so  that both may have their free choice of the entire  employment market.  National Employment Service has  5 main functions:  1���Organization of the whole employment market,  and bringing together employers and employees;  2���Collection of information on employment problems for the use of Government, Management  and Labour;  3���Administration of Reinstatement in Civil Employment Act;  4���Dealing with Unemployment Insurance Benefits;  5-���Dealing With Out-of-Work Benefits for Ex-Service  Personnel.  Make full use of the Local Office of National Employment  Service.   It is there to serve your needs, and those of  the entire Community.  ''D^MTiif tfti. :".M'fc;* M fc;. ^^jpHarf *e!��t:  tated about three weeks ago and  is expected to be another three  weeks in the hospital.  * ��    *  On Thursday evening, Feb.  28, the Woodfibre Basketball  team journeyed to Squamish for  the first time this season. It  turned out to be quite an exciting game running into overtime. The final score was Woodfibre 30, Squamish 28.  * *    *  Mr. J. Leach spent a few  days as guest of Mr. and Mrs.  J. Castle last week.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Carl Smith and  young daughter have taken up  residence in Squamish.  * *    *  Mrs. W. C. Wickstrom of  Woodfibre is staying at the Mar-  tinow home while Mrs. Martin-  ow is in Vancouver.  * *    *  SHOWER HELD  On Thursday evening, Feb. 28,  a community shower was held  in the parish hall for the Marchant family. The early part of  the evening Court Whist was  played with prizes going to Mrs.  R. Rennie for high and Mrs. J.  Campbell for consolation, after  which a dainty lunch was served by a shower committee convened by Mrs. D. D. Morrison.  Following the lunch Mrs. Marchant opened her many lovely  gifts and wishes to thank all  donors whether they were able  to attend the shower or not.  MOVIE SHOWN  Following the annual meeting of the Credit Union, Monday  evening, February 18, a number  of very interesting films of  Garibaldi Meadows' and district were shown by Miss Joan  Mathews and Mesrs. Ottar and  Emil Brandvold. These pictures  were in technicolor and were  taken by Emil Brandvold. They  were very educational and prove  that if you stop to look aroundy  home you will ofteni find as!;-  much beauty,, if not more, than  in far away pastures.  CLUB DANCE  We understand that the Rod  and Gun are putting on a mammoth Dance in the P.G.E. Hall,  March 15, and we are all looking forward to it.  GIBSON'S LANDING  By CLIF.    LEACH  Correspondent  Newcomers to the district include the Solnik brothers,  Frank,. Walter and John who  have purchased Mrs. I. Thompson's property.  * * * :  Thomas and Edward Doucette  have purchased the fuel ahd  trucking business of Gordon  McPherson.  . *    *    *  Bob   Telford,   our   well-liked  postmaster is back again after  a round with old man 'flu.  *    *    *  Mrs. Helen Riley has sold her  house to Mrs. Mary Norrie and  Ernie Drew, owners, of the  Merry Era Cafe. Mrs. Riley is  leaving soon on. an extended  tour of the United States and  Mexico. Before leaving she donated fifty dollars to the Chancel fund of the Anglicna church.  r  M&c&ed& Biros.  GENERAL STORE  PENDER HARBOUR  .i:.l .:., Z^Z-L.  VH MM?H R EY AM T C HE LI  y.: vMinisW of Lobpur ..'   *'  *>j4L'.. ��� >-  AvMAfN#MARA-  0 I?RY GOODS   (  m GROCERIES AND  MEATS  $  FISHING SUPPLIES  �� HOME OIL AGENT  ��  INDEPENDENT  FISH BUYERS  MRS.  GEO.  CORMACK,  Correspondent  Mrs. C. E. Higginson was a  guest of Mr. and Mrs. Walter  Mills over the weekend.  Msr. Henry K. Begg has been  confined to her home for the  past two weeks. She is reported convalescing.  * *    *  Little Sharon Keeley is a  guest of her grandparents, Mr.  and Mrs. O. Geer.  * *    *  Mr. J W Matthews and Dennis are in the city getting their  new home ready for occupancy.  In and out of the city���Mrs.  R. F. Whitaker ,Mr. L. Booth,  Mrs V. Boggust, Mr. A. Gibbons, Mrs. E. Whipple and Kenny.  ��� *    *    *  George McCall, Victoria,  nephew of Mrs. Walter Mills,  and chum, Ed, both recently  returned from overseas, have  been spending a few days at  Davis Bay and giving their newly acquired troller fishboat some  trial runs. They expect to leave  for Prince Rupert when the  fishing season starts March 1st.  At time of writing the boys, accompanied by George Mills, are  over at Porpoise Bay with their  boat.  KLEINDALE  Mrs.  C. Harper, Correspondent  Maynard Dubois and son,  Leonard, paid a frying visit to  Vancouver last week, via Howe  Sound Transport from Gibson's  Landing. They finished their  business in the city and returned home the: same evening.  Local" returnee! hieh who ti^ve'  recently received their discharge from the army are Ted  Sundquist, Wilfred Klein and  Raleigh Heid who is now engaged in logging operations  at  Campbell River.  * *    *  Mrs. Louis Heid, of Enterprise  Valley, is up and around again  after her recent illness, but  Louis is still feeling the effect  of a nasty attack of "flu".  * *'. *  Charles Sundquist left last  week for Nelson Island to resume his position as idonkey  engineer at the Klein Logging  Company. ;  * *    *  Tom Robinson, an old-time  resident,    is   a  patient   in   St.  Mary's hospital.  * *    *  After a month's seige of colds  and more colds, Kleindale  school pupils are all back at  their desks again.  HARDY ISLAND  by Margery Thomas  Correspondent  Mr. and Mrs. John E. Wodell  of Calgary, have been visiting  during the past week with their  nice, Mrs. Harry B. Thomas. Mr.  Wodell retired at the first of the  year as Associate Editor of the  Calgary Herald, after an unbroken record of fifty-five years  with Southam papers. He has  also been actively engaged with  the Alberta Division, and president of. the Calgary Branch of  the Canadian Red Cross Society.  .-. *    *    *  A    twenty-two    pound    Red  Spring    Salmon   was   proudlyr.  hooked    and    landed   by   Bill  Westbrook the other day in the  waters of Hidden Bay.  "REDROOFS"  HALFMOON BAY  General Trucking  Let us help you solve  your transportation  problems!  T, R. GODFREY  AND COMPANY LTD.  GIBSON^^ANDiNG^  General Trucking  and Fuel  !  y.S  It  EXPERT WATCH REPAIRS  Also Clocks, Jewelery, Etc.  Workmanship guaranteed.  Moderate charges. Returned  by registered mail 3 days  after received.   Mail to:  1031  Robson  St.,  Vancouver  LEIPPI'S JEWELERY  LAND CLEARED  For   Estimates  Get  In   Touch  With  Jim   Morgan  HALF MOON  BAY  MURDOCH  ��� FRESH   MEATS  ��� HARDWARE  ��� SHELL OIL  ��� FISH CAMP  Pender Harbour  Thomas  General  Merchaiit  C>f��i>  Bus stop at Sports  Fishing Centre  ���?������  ::J -. j j f ������'.���  __AI_���OON BAY  c*^  la  in  Standard Oil Products Friday, March 8,1946  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Page Seven  POWELL RIVER  Credit Union Holds  USineSS    MonthlY Meeting  Gross profits of $61,972.19 for the past year are shown in a  report issued'by the local government liquor store last week. The  report shows that operating and administrative costs for the year  amounted to $7,401.80, leaving a net profit of $54,570.39.  Sales in Powell River brought in $208,317.60, a jump of $54,-  436.85 over the corresponding figure last year.  Up in Ocean Falls the story is much the same. The gross profit  was $38,393.38, the net profit, $31,643.70. .  Here are the complete figures:  Sales  Profit  Admin. Costs     Profit  1944-45  Gross  Operating and       Net  Ocean  Falls     $129,025.85  $38,393.38  $6,749.68       $31,643.70  Powell River ..  208,317.60  61,972.19  7,401.80         54,570.39  1943-44  a.  Ocean Falls   120,796.05  36,472.63  5,411.32          31,061.31  Powell River _.  153,880.75  46,694.82  6,565.83          40,128.99  Disabled Veteran  }" Hot-Shot Pool,  Snooker Man  THE OLD bogey that a disabled  | man is more or less helpless  y is radically shattered by the  j actions of Norman C. McMaster  \ of Oshawa, Ont. This veteran  I who lost his right arm when  i serving as a Bren-Gunner with  (the North Shore Regiment near  | Caen, challenges any one-armed  j man to a game of snooker or  |j what you.  ji A a matter of act his record  Uat this game would make many  Itwjo-fisted pool sharks think  Itwice before taking him on.  When last seen at the Canadian  J Legion he had just run off a  I red, a black, another red, and  Ithen a pink on the snooker  ftable.  J The fact that he is naturally  1 right-handed doesn't seem to  | bother him much and he has  'switched to the use of his left  fwith remarkable adroitness.  v Most of his shots he plays  ^without a rest; he props the  cue on the edge of Ihe^table and '  |ets fly. His direction of the unsupported cue indicates a species  f nerve control which is remarkable.  |f Nearly 190 pounds in weight  e can toss the average wrestling opponent around like a sack  f grain. He dances, skates and  |>lays cards.  All this is a tip to prospective  employers to remember that  piey figure on taking an extra  land, that one hand is often  Us good as two.  Don't lose touch . . . Read the  News.  Building Problems  Solved  Buy a  "LOXTAVE"  I HOUSE  ?   NO DOMINION LICENSE  I REQUIRED  j No waiting for materials. Ask  *. the man who owns one. Your  order shipped complete in  less than two weeks. The  most sturdily constructed  home on the market. See one  at Trail Bay, Sechelt: "Wood-  haven Cottage".  Slimmer Camps  Utility Buildings  and  Garages  Designs, Plans and; Prices  mailed to prospective cus-<  tomers, on request: Write to  H. E.Wood  Sechelt  Local Agent for  Loxtave Prefabricated  Building-  Teen Town Idea  Catches On in  Powell River  FOLLOWING the lead of several other larger centres in  British Columbia, the youngsters of Powell River will shortly organize a local Teen Town.  This announcement comes from  Al Mantoani, leader of the  present "Swing Club" an organization built along lines similar  to that of the Teen Towns.  Nomination for the positions  of mayor and aldermen will be  put forth at the regular meeting of the Swing Club in the  Elks' Pavilion in Westview, Friday night.  Actually,   the   Powell   River  swing club has been a modified  Teen Town ever since its inception last September, when maestro Al Mantoani first organized  it.  Parents  and children  alike,  are enthusiastic in their support  of the organization, which provides  a  wholesome  outlet  for  the energies of the younger set i'  There are over 200 members in  the club, and all of these are  expected to fall in line when the  transition is made.  ORGANIZER COMING  While  on  a  business trip to  Vancouver two weeks ago, Mantoani   called   on   Frank   Rasky,  Vancouver Sun 'Teen Town' reporter and Bill Finlay, proving  cial organizer, to obtain details  on organization of the Town. He  got full support from the men  and  one  of them,  Rasky,  will  come to Powell River shortly to  assist in forming the group.  Leaders of the movement  have approached the Powell  River Company with a view to  obtaining permanent quarters  for their organization. It is  hoped to secure the use of the  former D.C.O.R. training hall at  the corner of Walnut Avenue  and Second Street.  The original Teen Town was  first established at Pentictoii  earlier this year and, with the  help of some promotion by the  Vancouver Sun, the idea soon  spread to other parts of the province.  English, Murphy  Appointed to  Logging Positions  GEORGE W. O'Brien, vice-president in charge of logging operations, Powell River Company,  announces two important  changes in the logging division.  Norman .A. English, former  ,! manager of the Lake Alice Logging Company Ltd., becomes  general manager of all Powell  River Company logging operations, while Thomas W. Murphy,  former wood superintendent of  the O'Brien Logging Co. at  Stillwater, becomes superintendent in charge of all company-owned logging operations.  THE REGULAR monthly meeting of directors of the Egmont  and District Credit Union was  held on February 20th at the  home of the secretary, Mrs. Wm.  R. Griffith. The president, Mrs.  E. J. Williams presided. In addition to the foregoing, the  , board is made up as follows:  Kathleen Phillips, Mrs. Eva  John W. West, vice-pres., Mrs.  Kimberley, Melvin Jefferies,  Day, and the secretary. All  were present.  Considerable routine business  was   handled,   and   four   men  members   were   accepted.  .    At   the   close,   Mrs.   Griffith,  served frefreshments.  The treasurer, Mr. Imer Beamish reports both membership  and finances building up satisfactorily.  t Anonymous Donor  Gives $25,000  To U.B.C.  AN ANONYMOUS donor has  donated $25,000 to the University of British Columbia for research, it was announced today  by the Acting President, Dean  J. N. Finlayson.   ,  The   donation   was   received  this week by the Board of Gov  ernors.  The donor has requested that  the principal remain intact and  that the income be used for research in Preventive Medicine.   __  Better construction at lower  cost, LOXSTAVE HOMES  ahd Utility Buildings available now. Apply in writing  to Box "C". Powell River  News.  Use the Ad-briefs ... for profit and satisfaction.  ���-/���    1J��    f^��  Coastal Utilities! Co.  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  for  Radio and Electrical  Service  operated by  F. S. Brooks 17 years experience  B.C. AGRICULTURE  Great in War, Must Be Greater Still in Peace.  LIVESTOCK   PRODUCTION  QUALITY jiroduction and conservation are two watchwords in the  livestock production program of the province. During the war years,  the increase in numbers of livestock on farms was comparatively heavy;.  British   Columbia   compares   with   Canada's livestock   population  increases as follows:  1940-44 1940-44  British Columbia Canada  Milk Cows  -    6% increase 8% increase  Other Cattle   42% increase 35% increase  Swine   . ���_  25% increase 29% increase  One of the several important steps undertaken in this Province has  been the warble fly control programme.  This is the oldest organized programme in the Dominion of Canada,  and probably in America, commencing as trials in 1930-31 and 32 and as  an organized area plan in 1933.  Many areas are now ready for accreditation, only requiring' field  checks to be made.  The programme covers practically every district in the province.  It commenced with hand application amongst the smaller herds and  is now well established in the range country where power machines,  purchased by the stockmen themselves, are being used.  Yearly contribution by the Agricultural Department to this programme amounts to approximately $5,000.00. Losses to the industry in  the beginning1 would amount to over one-half a million dollars each year.  Even during difficult times, with a labour shortage, over 125,000 cattle  are treated each year.  Any organized body of farmers requiring' assistance should immediately get in touch with their local district agriculturist.  i'ii! mi;vr in ii.iiin m i!i;  PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS  Hon. Prank Putnam, Minister.  ���     VICTORIA, B. C.  t~~  80  JJ Page Eight  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, March 8,1946  BEAT PORT MELLON  ��r\  Jim Rennie, Correspondent  By Clifx  Leach  Gibson's hoopsters chalked up  their   third   straight   win   over  Port   Mellon   on   February   23.  r  MEET YOUR FRIENDS  AT  Wakefield Inn  ���  SPECIAL BUS  Every Saturday Night  Leaves Gibson's ��� 6:30 p.m.  Leaves Wakefield���11:00 p.m.  Wm. McFADDEN  Optometrist  510   West   Hastings  Street *  VANCOUVER  ���  at Gibson's  Landing  EACH  Friday and Saturday  Eyes Examined and Glasses  Fitted  The score was 33-16.  The Port Mellon boys ran into the floor trying to crack Gibson's tight defense line and thus  had to rely on long shots for  their counters and lose the rebounds to excellent guard work  by Gibson's Bob Norris.  Gibson's forward line was  very fast. Ex Pro-Rec instructor Les Peterson, who is the  son's coach, is certainly being  rewarded for his Thursday evening's work with the boys.  This Is My Task ...  YOU AND I will have days  when we are tempted to throw  *up our job���to throw up the  sponge, as it were. Days when  we will be sick at heart when  we see others doing such wonderful things in other directions,  and we will be sorely tempted  to join them.  Set such tempations aside.  Just say to yourself, this is my  job at present, this is my duty,  my work, I can't leave it. I shall  do my level best today, and  who knows what tomorrow will  bring. I shall fill my task today  as fully and as commpletely as  possible.  Justice and Mrs. Sidney Smith  spent a few days in Grantham's  last week.  * *    *  Professor and Mrs. Henderson  have   gone  to  the   city  for   10  days.  * *    *  Mrs. Huycke is in Vancouver  to spend a few days with her  daughter, Mrs. E. McNab.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. George Cress-  well with their two daughters  and son are spending an interim  period in Granthams prior to  sailing to Napier, New Zealand,  to make their new home.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Pateman are  visiting in Vancouver.  * *    *  Sgt. Major and Mrs. H. Stall-  worthy, of the R.C.M.P., are  visiting in Gibsons.  The Sgt. Major gave a lecture to the United church A.O.  T.S, a week ago on "Arctic  Patrols", leaving a picture in  the members' minds of some of  the far northern living conditions.  Personality Sketches  PEOPLE YOU KNOW  Union Steamships Limited  SERVING THE COASTAL COMMUNITIES OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA FOR OVER 50  YEARS.  Vancouver-Gibsons Landing Service  lv. Vancouver  Tuesday  9.30 a.m.  Wednesday  9.00 a.m.  Thursday. . . 9.30 a.m.  Friday. .  9.00 a.m.  Saturday .  9.30 a.m.  2.00 p.m.  Sunday      Iv. Gibsons  4.30 p.m.  12.30 p.m. (approx).  4.00 p.m.  4.00 p.m.  5.00 p.m.  Vancouver-Sechelt Service  lv. Vancouver lv. Sechelt  Tuesday .  9.30 a.m. 4.00 p.m.  Wednesday  4.00 p.m.  Thursday.. .  9.30 a.m. 4.00 p.m.  Friday .__.   4.00 p.m.  Saturday.  2.00 p.m.    Sunday. . ...._  5.00 p.m.  Sechelt steamer calls southbound at Roberts Creek.  Copies of complete schedule, etc9 from agents or  write Union Steamships  ttd., Ft. of Carroll Street,  Vancouver, B.C.  .nEjMSHJS  REGULAR    PASSENGER   AND   FREIGHT   SERVICE  FROM   VANCOUVER   NORTH   TO   THE  BORDER   OF   ALASKA.  "Prompt Attention To Mail Orders!"  i< RESTMORE FURNITURE:   Beds, Springs, Mattresses  ^ General Electric APPLIANCES: Radios, Refrigerators  &  Washing Machines  ^ FURNITURE: Occasional Tables, Cedar Chests, Lamps etc  DOR AN 5 FURNITURE  WESTVIEW, B. C. - Phone 230  Miner Reg Godfrey  Dies in Powell  River Hospital  Funeral services were held in  Calgary last Tuesday, Feb.  19,  for one of B.-C.'s best-known  prospector's, Reg. M. Godfrey,  who died at Powell River General Hospital last week. Mr.  Godfrey was stricken with  pneumonia while on a mining  location on Texada Island.  He was one pf the original  prospectors of the Pinchi Lake  mercury belt, north of Fort St.  James, where he was employed  for some time by the Consolidating Mining and, Smelting  Company of Canada Ltd.  He also spent one season in  the Omineca area, searching for  gold deposits, and spent much  of his time seeking gold around  Harrison Hot Springs, Pitt Lake,  Bridge River and Vancouver Island districts.  TOPHAM TWINS  Sam and John Topham, Gibson's Landing's only twin boys,  enlisted in the Canadian Army  in   1940.   Sam   joined   the   5th  Motorcycle Regiment, ahd John  the Canadian Scottish.  *   Later they both transferred to  the Armoured Corps, in which  they served in England and saw \  action in Italy and in Western -j  Europe.   After  more  than five *>  years continuous service, dur- :  ing which the brothers rarely I  saw each other, they returned ^  home aboard the same boat in J  time to spend Christmas of 1945.J  with their mother. |v  John is engaged in logging;/:/,  and in cutting pulpwood, and |  Sam, working at present on a||  tug-boat, plans to erect his own||  green-houses in Gibsons. .   f|  Use the Ad-briefs . . . for pro-;j|  fit and satisfaction. X  PENDER   HARBOUR  Mrs. Little, Correspondent  Mrs.   Marian   Wray,   English  wife of Lance Cpl. Tiffie Wray,  arrived   in  Halifax   Saturday,  March 2, aboard the S.S. Letitia.  She   is   expected   to   arrive   in  Vancouver Thursday,  March 7. '  Mrs.   Chas.   Wray,   mother-in-  law,   will   be   at   the   train   to  meet  her   and  accompany  her  to Pender Harbor.  1    Mrs. Marian Wray is the English wife of a son of one of the  oldest families here.  It is hoped  by  all  she  will  like  her  new  home.  Lance Cpl.. Tiffie Wray left  England for Canada on the 26th.  He is expected to arrive shortly in Halifax. He is the last  of our local boys to come home  Welcome home. Tiffie and Marian!  * *    #  Gunner Wilbert Edwardson  arrived in Vancouver Tuesday,  Feb. 26 from overseas. His  mother, Mrs. R. Edwardson was  at the train to meet him when  he arrived to meet him They  arrived home Thursday, Feb.  28, aboard he Lady Cynthia.  Gunner Edwardson was greeted  by a host of relatives and  friends. He was in the army  five years so it is with a great  deal of pleasure we say welcome  home, Gunner Wilbert Edwardson.  * #    *  Recently a group of local men  assisted Mr. E. Cotton, proprietor of Sakinaw Lodge on  Sakinaw Lake, to clear the  creek joining Sakinaw lake to  the gulf of Georgia. Removing  the debris now makes it possible for small boats, to go from  the salt water in to the lake at  high tide.  * *    *  A tea was held recently at  the home of Mrs. M. Dames, in  honor of the teacher of Irvine's  Landing     schooL     Miss     Elsie  Turner.  * #    *  Every Thursday night at 7  p.m. the younger boys and girls  of the Harbour meet in the  Community hall to attend the  gymnasium class sponsored by  he Pender Harbour Community  club.  The boys class is conducted  by Leonard Wray, formally of  the R.C.A.F. Mrs. Jean Broun  does the instructing for the  girls.  How would you like  REAL THEATRE  iri YOUR community?  ���  Watch this space next week!  Pender Harbour Traders Ltd.  Madeira Park, Pender Harbour  MERCHANTS and MARINE ENGINEERS  .-V!  BUILDING  SUPPLIES .  Plywood, Wallboard,  Roofing-,  Shingles,  Cement  SASH and DOORS  NAILS  PAINT  and  VARKXSEUSS  MARINE PAINTS  "Sea King" Brand  BUILDERS'  __BDWAB��  PLUMBING  SUPPLIES  linoleum  marine pumps  " Jabisco"  ROPE and CANVAS  LUMBER  MARINE   ENGINES  (new)  I^auson, gas  Murphy���Deisel.  Hendy���Deisel  MARINE   ENGINES  (Rebuilt)  MARINE  SUPPLIES  and  FIS-TXNG GEAR  by Lipsett's  .  STOCKS CARRIED  We carry stocks of rhost 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.  ���     �����������<������ .i ��i    ������!    i��;     11 !��� _ ��� ,i_���< . -��� in I. ���_���^���^���  GOOD  QUALITY ��� PAIR PRICE  I  "Your Western  Shopping Centre  //  QUALITY  MERCANDISE  LOWER  ;;--;���:    PRICES  - BETTER   ��:  SERVICE  GUARANTEED  .��� DELIVERY  MAIL ORDER SERVICE  Vancouver, British Columbia

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