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Array ':������ >  f  V  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.  ~.v    "v  ��� Z��USX>XS____>  BY TEE   COAST "NEWS,   LIM-TEiD  S-sinees Office: ICalf -Soon Bay, B. C.      National Advertising: Office: Powell Kiver, B.  C.  Vol. 1 ��� No. 44  HALFMOON BAY, B. C.     Friday, July 12, 1946   5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  RAIN HOLDS OFF  ritannia Townsite  brates July 1  ��, ,.        By L. G. STEWART        .  m OVERCAST skies greeted Brill tannia Townsite on the morning of July 1, when the annual  [p, Dominion Day celebration got  I�� under way but, with undaunted  spirits the committee and participants set out to make and  have a real day of fun.  The program was opened at  9:30 a.m. with the school children's   pageant,   led   by   Betty  ||\ Waterland, commemorating; the  179th  anniversary of confederation.  '    The raising of the Union Jack  followed   and   the   address   of  || welcome was delivered by Mr,  ]��! C. Roper on behalf of the com-  mittee.  ��i..-'. The kiddies sports were start-  lied at 10 a.m. with Geordie  jf> Mitchell making sure everyone  'if jtoed the starting line. At 1:30  f |p.m. The adul sports started  ||and were followed at 3:30 p.m.  gby the swimming events.  l/jk. The attendance in.the bleach-  i /ers was. not very large in the  lllrnornihg but as the day pro-  pgressed and the rain continued  Girls' relay race, 10-12, Carla  Dene Malm, Donalda Stewart,  Joan Bishop and. Agnes Leret.  Boys' relay race, 12-14, Bob  Roach, Gordon Roach, Bill Mc-  Kee and Bill Lewis.  Girls' relay race, 12-14, Joanne  Bell, Joan ��?cott, Betty Lou  Bogle and June Mayes.  Cracker eating contest, boys,  6-8, Laurie . Frisby, Marvin  Mitchell.  Cracker eating contest girls  6-8, Carrie Elliott, June Maim.  Cracker eating contest, boys  9-12, Raymon Bennett, David  Hogg.  Cracker eating contest, girls  9-12, Donalda Stewart, Alice An-;  derson.  Boys' obstacle race, 10-14,  Tommy Waterland, Jack Os-  burne.  Girls* obstacle race, 10-14,  The children had been all di-  Dorothy Ratledge, Joan Scott,  vided* into two teams, the red  and the blue and at this time  a mammoth shuttle relay was  run   between   the   two   teams,  Vancouver Sun  Swim (lasses  At Gibsons  GIBSONS Landing���The first of  the free swimming classes  sponsored by the Vancouver  Sun were held at the Municipal  Park at Gibsons on Saturday,  July 6. Despite the unco-operative weaver approximately 75  pupils turned out to class. Director Bill Findlay and chief instructor, Steve Woodward stated  that they were all pleased with  the turn out, and with the total  enrolment, which now exceeds  one hundred.':���������.Instructors |in-v  elude Joan MacLagen, (formerly  Joan Lincoln), Valerie Adams,  and Beatrice Woodward. Joan  has held world records for  breast strokes, attended two Olympics and in 1942 and 1943  won the Sir Edward Beatty and  the Rose Bowl trophies. Valerie  has held a number of Canadian  Free Style championships.  Because of the fact that  classes must be held in conjunction with the tides, new proposed times for starting of lessons are  as follows:  July 13, 2 p.m.; July 20, 12  noon; July 27, 2 p.m.; August 3,  12 noon; August 10, 2 p.m.; August 17, 12 noon; August 24, 1  p.m.; August 31, 12 noon.  ilsim?  Britannia  Miners Out  On Strike  ^0^m;zyme::y evening'  ll^lofpali    team    outplayed  iBeach team 8-1. The Dominion  Ipay dance that closed the day  [proved  another  huge   success.  |Y The committee is most cer-  I tainly due a great deal of credit  If and a hearty vote of thanks for  ||the way the program was plan-  lined and conducted.  If The many racing events and  ft the winners were as follows:  |    Boys   race,   6-8   years,   Brian  | Baird,   Marvin   Mitchell.  |    Girls  race,   6-8;   Patsy  Ham-  |lin, JuneYMalmr  %���: Boys   8-10,   Kenneth   Croft,  ,��-������������ ...  it  Robert   Stenberg.  ���     Girls 8-10, Carla-Dene Malm,  I'Shirley  Croft.  ffBqys    10-12;    Tommy    Waters  Yland,  Donald  Croft.  |     Girls 10-12, Carle-Dene Malm,  fiJoan Scott.  I     Boys   12-14,   Bill  Lewis,   Bob  | Roach.  |     Girls   12-14,   Patsy   Sullivan,  Y Dorothy   Ratledge.  1     Boys  14-16,  Bill  Lewis,   Bob  Roach.  , .   Girls   14-16,   Patsy   Sullivan,  j Dorothy. Ratledge;/  '      Boys    4^.6,    Donald    McLeod,  Bobby Mitchell:  Boys' sack race,  T.  Waterland,  Jack   Osborne.  :    Girls' three-legged race, Betty Waterland and Joan Bishop.  Boys'  three-legged  race,  Bill  Yfciewis ahd Bob  Roach;  Boys' Potato race,  6-8* Mar-  ��� vin Mitchell, Brian Baird.  Girls' Potato race, 6-8, Claire  Bennett,   June  Malm.:  Boys Potato race,  8-10, Kenneth Croft, Robert Stenberg.  Girls' potato race, 8-10, Carla  Dene Malm, Alice Anderson.  Boys' potato race, 10-12, Jack  Osborne, Donald Croft.  GirlsV potato race? 10-12, Shir-  (ley Croft, Joan Scott.   >-''.  ;<    Boys' relay race, 10-12, Donald   Croft,   David   Frisby,   Bill  ; Coswell and Eugene Alexandra.  arid spoon married race,  Mrs. E. Holmes, Mrs. C. De-  Meyers.  Egg and spoon race, single  ladies, Astrid Stenberg, Joyce  Williard.  Wood sawing contest, Mrs. O.  Malm, Mrs. C. DeMeyers.  Carry all race, Mr. and Mrs.  W. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. C. De-  Meyers.  Married ladies' race, Mrs. K.  Smith, 1$ts. E. Holmes.  ;   Ladies' ytap  and  stroke  race,  Mrs. E. Croisdale, Mrs. K. Smith.  Ladies' race, open, Mrs. D.  Danielson, Mrs K. Smith.  Mothers' race, Mrs. K. Smith,  Mrs. J. Elliott  Ladies' basketball throw, Mrs.  E. Holmes, Merle Udeen,  Nail driving contest; Mrs. F.  Hague, Mrs. J. Elliott.  ,  Ladies' ice cream eating contest,   Mrs.   W.   Baird,   Mrs.   C.  Sherriff.  Ladies'" ball-bucket contest,  Mrs. W. Baird, Mrs. E. Holmes.  Men's tap and stroke contest,  Boats Coming  And Going  JULY is here again and the  same old happy gang are  meeting at the wharf watching  the boats come in, and after  they watch all the boats conf?  in, they watch all the boats go  out, and of course they were  bound to see the three smart  American yachts-who made this  their port-of-call last weekend.  One of the yatchsmen told  me they had called at Halfmoon  Bay just to see what Alsgard  and Pearson looked like.  And as I watched the Happy  Gang coming off the boats I  saw the Misses Munroes, Mr.  and Mrs. Butler and family, Mr.  and Mrs. MacGregor, Mr. and  Mr. G. Mitchell, Barrie Thomp- Mrs. Marion and family, Mr. and  son. Mrs. Ellis with Ann and John,  100-yard dash, Mr. K. Smith,    Mr. and Mrs. Pringle with John  '    m and Ken, Mr. and Mrs. Hodges,  Mr. and Mrs. Soull and Eleanor  who are the-guests of Miss Totter at Soam.es Point, Mr. and  Mrs. Banks with their grandson  David who are here for the  duration.  Mr. and Mrs. Walker are just  back from a trip to Washington, state, U.S.A. and a visit to  Coulee dam and other points.  And slipping ut> to their moor*-  ings I saw the "Lady Nan" with  r>      ��-,����������.     xr tvt i.i       'Mr-    and   Mrs.    Emmans   and  ?��?2 ���- 1I1"g'    K?en    Noble>    grandchildren aboard, also Mrs.  " ~ * Penny ahd son who sailed all the  way from Vancouver in a Put-  Put he made in his backyard,  and from Edmonton we have  Mrs. Spuriess who will .be& the  guest of YMr; and Mrs. P'atemah  for a month. And getting away  Yes, Britannia is experiencing its first strike. It is regrettable that this weapon has to  be used in these gigantic struggles between labor unions and  management. It is an admitted  fact, that when it is all over  neither side really wins out.  The human race has preached  against wars from generation to  generation and yet every generation makes sure it is able  to conduct a bigger and better  war. So it is, in these struggles  between employers and employees, although everyone  preaches peaceful means of settling differences, the old, old  weapons is used again.  The local situation is no doubt  one of the best as far as strikes  go. The relationship between  the union and management here  has always been oh amicable  terms and it certainly is being  carried out during this strike.  The company has respected the  union picket lines in every way  while the union has acknowledged the need of keeping  maintenance men on the job.  Although the skip schedule has  been cut to two trips a day  with the several added trips to  meet evening boats. The union  }. has been granted the use, of the  ��� .sj^_.j.!<^nf^e^^Ve;^gire^^  Cter;tainiy if the present arrangements continue, it should leave  no one with a bad taste in their  mouths when this strike is over.  Granthams W.A,  Holds Garden  THE DEATH has been reported.  of Lieut.-Col. T. D. Sutherland  on July 6. The Colonel was well-  known in Granthams and Gibsons district and at one time  was owner of Wakefield Inn.  His sudden death brings to an  end the life of an adventurous  spirit, whose flight took him to  unbeaten paths and far off lands.  Beginning life as a tea planter  in Ceylon, then caught in the  current of the first great war  he saw service in the Meditera-  nean and France, winning the  D.S.O. and bar and the M.C.  Returning to Canada he joined  the B.C Police force and was on  duty in our own district  The second world war found  him attached to the Imperial  Seaforths, and later in the British Secret Service he operated  at Dunkirk, in the Balkans and  Greece.  As a soldier and colonist he  was of the kind who always  sought the hard road and his  untimely death recalls the soldiers tribute���"He died with his  boots on". He is survived by his  wife, Mrs. Jessie Mene Sutherland, a son, Douglas, and two  brothers.  Wide Interest  In Selma Park  Wedding  A RECENT wedding of interest  to Selma Park residents was  that  of  Elizabeth  (Betty)   Batcher, daughter^ of y^. and Mrs  ^  Party  Barrie Thompson  Pie eating contest, Mr. J. Elliott, Mr. W. Baird.  Baseball throwing contest,  Eddie Patineau, Barry Thompson.  Swimming events, boys' race,  14 years and under, Bill Lewis,  Bill McKee.  Girls' race, 14 years and under, Patsy Sullivan, June Mayes.  Boys' race, 12 years and under, Bill McKee, second Donald  Croft.  Donald Croft.  Men's   diving,    T.    Sheaffer,  C. Mayes.       >���'.��� ���-���>.     ;..-.���  Boys*   uhder-water   ��ace,   &  Mayes, Rayrrioh Bennett.  ��� Girls' Under-water race, Joan  Scott, Patsy Sullivan.  A LOVELY day and sunshine  brightened the hearts of the  Ladies of Harmony Group of the  W.A. on the occasion of their  garden party held at the home  o'f.Mry and Mrs. Tom Allan. One  could hardly realize that about  100 guests were present as the  grounds as the grounds are so  Spacious and interspersed with  winding paths .leading under and  around grape vines and rose  bushes. In open spaces here and  there groups of visitors sat iri  the shade of the trees and were  served tea with real lump sugar  saved  for "the   occasion.  Long tables were spread with  aprons, children's wear and  miscellaneous articles all of  which must have been good  value judging from the quick  sales. The committee in charge  are to be congratulated for their  labor as the afternoon proved a  social and financial success.  The ladies wish to thank Mr.  and Mrs. Allan for their hospitality and one and all express  their pleasure, of a day well  spent. One was heard to remark  as as he looked over the grounds,  "Gee what work it must take,  but I suppose it's Tom's hobby  and he enjoys it".  from boats to the beaches there  is Joan Stevenson, Joan Daniels,  Louise Fletcher.and Pat Hock-  ridge.  JdsetJh:Lenk of Vancouver:'The  ceremony took place on June  22nd at the Holy Trinity church  in Vancouver with the Rev.  Gordon E. Bratt officiating.  The bride, given in marriage  by  her  father,   wore  a  formal  gown of white marquisette embroidered   with    lovers'    knots,  over  taffeta.   A  finger-tip  veil  cascaded  from   a   Queen   Anne  headdress   and   she   carried   a  bouquet of red roses and sweet  peas.   She was attended by Miss.  Janet   Gardner,   sister   of   the  groom, who wore a floor length  gown   of   pale   blue   lace with  matching Juliet cap, and carried  a   bouquet   of  pink   carnations.  The tiny flower girl, Miss Flo-  del Reid, was dressed in pink  carrying sweet peas. The bride's  mother was attired in grey crepe  with black accessories and her  corsage was of pink carnations.  Mr.   Harry Batchelor  was  best  man    and    Mr. John- Batchelor  acted as usher.  A reception was held at Harmony Hall, where Mr. Bob Hackett of Sechelt proposed the  toast to the bride.  The bride's going away costume was a three-piece grey  pinstripe ensemble with accessories of turquoise and black.  The couple spent their honeymoon at Paul Lake and will reside in Vancouver.  Selma Park residents attending the wedding were: Mrs. Finlayson, Mrs. C. Wheeler and Mr.  and Mrs. Charles Prince.  .  TCHOIOIA Page Two  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  -Friday, July 12, 1946  Wxz ��oast Kjews  ADV  3 Lines  (15 Words) for 35c     3  Insertions (same ad)  60c  Sxtra words, above 15 -word min., 2c each. Cash with order.  Jotices, Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c insertion  LITTLE ADS - - - BIG RESULTS!  The Listening Post  AT OTTAWA  By Charles Clay  ,      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.   ;  wedding Stationery  ��� Engraved oi?t\ standard wedding invitations, announcements. Also wedding cake  boxes, complete with cards, 95c  dozen. The Coast News, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  OIL BURNERS  CONVERT  your present  wood  or coal stove to a mdoern oil-  burning range with the famous  "Queen"   'Oil    Range    Burner.  Order now for July and August  delivery from your local stockist  and distributor, Tommy Thomas  ���Madeira   Park,   Pender   Harbour.  Installations arranged  promptly. Personal attention to  all inquiries. "Quaker" Oil Circulating  Heaters  also  arriving  shortly. 44  WE  BUY AND  SELL���  Rifles and shotguns bought  and sold also all kinds of used  goods, furniture, clothing, tools,  etc. Square Deal Store, West-  view, B.C.  CONNOR NU-WAY HAND  WASHERS $36, IN STOCK���  Pender Harbour Traders Ltd.  Madiera Park, Pender Harbour.  tf  ~KEYS TO ORDER���  All kinds of keys made to  order. Send sample you wish  duplicated. Muir's Hardware,  at Powell River (Westview) B.C.  ' MARINE   REPAIRS  We are specialists in general  repairs, electric and acetylene  welding. Westview Machine  Shop, Westview, B.C.  MISCELLANEOUS  SAWS GUMMED, lawn mowers  overhauled and sharpened,  ������scissors, shears and knives  ground. Apply W. W. Burroughs,  Westview, B.C. tf  TYP9NG  SERVICE  Les Peterson  GIBSON'S LANDING  FOR SALE  WE HAVE waterfront property  from Gibsons . Landing to  Pender Harbour. "$. W. Parr  Pearson, representing Consolidated Brokers* 942 West Pender  St., Vancouver. tfn  FOR SALE  TWO HOUSES on adjoining  waterfront lots at Selma Park  with pleasant sea view. One  house is comparatively new  and well constructed, has 6  rooms, glassed in sun porch, circulating fireplace and bath  room with full plumbing. The  second house is situated close  to the beach, has 4 rooms lined  with 3 ply, running water and  a toilet.' Both houses for $6,800  or will sell separately.  * *    *  Five room house about five  years old in good repair, 120  acres, 2 cleared,* the remainder  in second and old growth timber. Running water is ' piped  from a good stream running  through property. On the main  highway about 1^4 miles from  stores, post office and wharf at  Halfmoon Bay. Price $3,000.00.  Terms:    Half    down,    balance  $35.00 per month.  * *    *  Property   on   main   highway  one mile west of East Roberts  Creek school .Well constructed  2-year-old   3-room   house,   full  plumbing,    cement    foundation*  Stable 18' x 18', Garage (1) 26'  x  22'  with  cement foundation  and   floor,   garage   (2)   16'   20'  cement   floor,   26%    acres,    %  acre cleared.  Nice' stream running   through   property.    Price  $2,750.00.  CONSOLIDATED BROKERS  LIMITED  942 West Pender. Street,  Vancouver, B. C.  Local Representative:  E. W. PARR PEARSON,  Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  FOR SALE  17V2 FT. SPEED boat hull new  last year $400.00 or will trade  for 3-room house on skids or  float of same value. Write or  call F. W. Kolferman, Halfmoon  Bay. 46  " FOR SALE  KROEHLER Bed Chesterfield  (loose cushions). In perfect  condition. Cover Blue Mohair  $45.00. George Graham, Upholsterer, Hopkins Landing      1  SHOP by MAIL  from  Powell Stores Ltd  Powell River, B. C.  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  A CANADIAN trade commissioner office has just been  opened in Guatemala, and other  offices will be opened soon in  Belgian Congo; Italy; Greece.  Canadian magnesium is moving into foreign markets with  increasing ease, since the Canadian product is noted for its high  purity and consequent reduced  tendency to .corrode. Recent  orders have come from Swedish  and Belgium interests, and further expansion is certain. ..  The Federal government is  seriously considered taking a  prominent part in the great Pan-  Ameircan Exposition in Mexico  City in December 1946.  C.C.F. exponents of. state-control of exports note with satisfaction announcement of a  Cuban-Chilean arrangement for  exchange of; Cuban sugar for  Chilean nitrate. C.C.F.ers are  expected to make political use  of the growing practice of Latin  American government purchases  and sales of leading commodities.  Canadian automobile exporters, at first believing a large  New Zealand trade would be  open to them since recent British automobiles reaching there  have been selling for twice the  price quoted in 1940, now expect  ' Australia's new automotive industries to capture htis lucrative  market.  Special banking advertising  has not yet pointed out that the  banks of Canada cash 16,500,000  family allowances cheques per  year and 30,000,000 other federal  government cheques* per year  without any charge to the treasury or to the receivers of the  cheques. This works out at one  cheque for every second.  There is some likelihood that  British Columbia will be the  next province to recognize literature officially by inaugurating  annual literary prizes something  after the David prizes of Quebec  province. And pressure is being  brought to bear on the Drew  government to have Ontario follow suit.  Due to paper shortages in  Great" Britain, British music  companies with orders for sheet  music for the Latin-American  market are producing- this music  in their Canadian companies  from Canadian materials and  with Canadian labor.  Newsprint shortage is so acute  in Toronto that the "Toronto  Star Daily" actually meets rail  shipments in the mornings in  order to get sufficient paper to  the presses for running off the  evening editions.  ~ FOR SALE  SOLID Oak Dining Suite, table  ���with 3 extra leaves, 6 chairs,  buffet, $75.00. Solid mahogany  dresser with 5 drawers, $25.00.  Harold Hayes, c/o St. Mary's  Hospital, Garden Bay. 1  "        ~        FOR SALE  PLAYER    Piano.     Very    good  condition.   Phone 7571. 1  The Sea Breeze  Beauty Parlor  Gibsons Landing  f> Machine Permanents  ��� Cpld Waves  ������ Manicures  '���'��� Haircuts  ��� Scalp  Treatments  ��� Finger Waving  Individual Styling  H#i  ON THE MOVE  Proponents of increased immigration from European countries to Canada believe that  President Perbn's plan to transplant from 10 to 15 million Europeans to Argentina will help  promote a similar idea here.  First   movev expected   is   increased   pressure   to   bring   to  Canada   some   of  the   1,200,000  children made homeless in .Europe,, .as   a   .result of _t,tie war.  Greatest. numbers are found in  Poland     (566,000),     Yugoslavia  500,000),  Greece  (50,000).  First major Canadian postwar  immigration scheme  will settle  500   displaced   Czechs   in   the  Peace  River.     Alberta   government   is   insisting   each   family  contain a trained technician in  radio, textil.es, dairying, or glass.  Canadian co-operative officers  and operators are watching, with  interest  the ' experiment. of the  American Farmers' union, which  is  paying the  expenses  in the  U.S. of fifty young French farm-  esr    who    will work for three  months on America^ farms and  spend    another   three    months  studying the work of American  market   co-operatives.     Similar  invitations   may   be    extended  here.  Influx of about 1,200 expert  tobacco curers from the southern  United States into southwestern  Ontario, to help handle the 1946  obacco harvest, is producing  suggesions that the Ontario department of agriculture set up  an institute to train Canadians  for this specialized work.  ,- Science can weigh the earth;  determine the chemical constitution of the planets and measure the strength of the gravitational pull exerted on one  another by the heavenly bodies.  .  For Safe Reliable  TRANSPORTATION  PHONE  TAIT'S TAXI  SERVICE!  HALFMOON BAY  Passengers picked up at Pender Harbour and way points  to make connections with  Gibsons Landing Ferry.  What do you expect when a  broadcaster, before announcing  the first number on the program, announces that he is now  going'to make an important announcement?. Do you imagine  that he is going to do so?  "What was so gay in the Gay-  Nineties they talk about?" asks  one of the present younger generation. Why, we were.  1  Freight Service  THREE TIMES  WEEKLY  from  Vancouver  to  Gibsons Landing  Barges leave .our yVaricouyer  t>6ck ^Very MONDAY^ WEDNESDAY and y FRIDAY ��at  6 p.m. sailing direct to GIBSONS LANDING. Your  freight will be waiting for  you at 8 a.m. next morning.  FRIDAY barge will also call  at Blubber Bay, Van Anda,  Lang Bay, Sjillwater, Pender  Harbour, Half Moon Bay and  Sechelt. :'  Transportation  Limited  Vancouver Barge  VANCOUVER. B.C.  A Place I Like to Buy From"  Whitaker's  Trading Post  General Merchants  DAVIS BAY WILSON CREEK  1!  Operator���Elsie Innes  "Prompt Attention To Mail Orders!"  ^ RESTMORE FURNITURE:  Beds, Springs, Miattresses  it General Electric APPLIANCES: Radios, Refrigerators &  Washing Machines  ir FURNITURE: Occasional Tables, Cedar Chests, Lamps etc  DO&AN S FURNITURE  WESTVIEW, B. C. - Phone 230 Friday, July 12, 1946  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  .Page Three  From the B.C. Capital  estored to Norm  iver Development  WITH THE conclusion of the  lumber strike, it is expected  that'operations will be quickly  restored to normal in the development work of the B. C. Power  Commission at Campbell River,  it was announced by Premier  John Hart.  Tenders have been received  by the Commission for the erection of transmission lines from  Campbell River to Nanaimo, a  distance of 90 miles and from  tDunsmuir to Alberni, a distance  Of 14 together with substation  structures at Campbell River,  Nanaimo and Alberni.  The lowest tender was submitted by the British Columbia  firm of Hume and Rumble Ltd.,  their  bid  being  $457,000.   The  f contract will be awarded to this  t firm.        yf.:'  ^Agreements  to purchase  the  ( electrical operations of the Mun-  licipality of Peachland and of the  | Westside Utilities at Westbank,  1 Okanagan, have been completed.  Work   has   commenced  on  the  erection of 4% miles of trans-  t mission   line   to   connect   these  | two   operations.   Work   is   now  f underway, on the construction of  $a  new  standard  Diesel  power  | plant at Smithers. The plant will  <|serve Smithers, Telkwa, and ad-  Ijoining rural areas.  |f During the first two months  | jpf the current fiscal year, name-  fly   April   and   May,   the   B.C.  ��j Powell Commission has added a  total of 304 hew service connec-  v ions   to   its   various   systems  ^throughout the province.  if   The American Appraisal Com-  |pany  in   April   completed   the  j&ield work on the valuation of  phe> expropriated  prbperties  6t  PPest  Canadian Hydro;nEl|0triq j  |G6rporatibri y n Ltd^1    Nanaimo- $  JDuncah Utilities, Ltd.^ and Coir  rjumbia Power Company Ltd. It  Jjis understood that the valuation  Report- is now under preparation  land is expected by the Commis-  Ision by August.  ITAXATION  !/' Following the presenation of  I'the honorable J. L. Ilsley's bud-  jjjget address in Ottawa, premier  |john Hart announced that he  (|could make no definite state-  <��ment with regard to the suggestion that independent Domin-  fion-Provincial agreements be  lentered into. He is awaiting re-  feeipt of a verbatim copy to Mr.  fllsley's address so that his proposals can be studied. He then  jjfwill. proceed to Ottawa for dis-  |cussibns with the minister of  /finance.  MINIMUM WAGE RAISED  A substantial increase in min-  f imum wages throughout British  I Columbia will come into effect  on July 1, it was announced by  honorable G. S. Pearson, min-  | ister  of labor.  In  cases  where  ?,only the minimum salary is be-  fing paid, the increase will av-  l erage approximately 20 percent  [' and  will  be  applicable  to  ap-  | proximately 150,000 workers. On  July 1st, the 44-hour week pro-  J vision passed at the last session  j of the legislature also comes into  | effect.  i      BY-ELECTION  In commenting on the election  of two Coalition Government  supporters in the Point-Grey  by-election, Premier John Hart  stated that "There was never  r any doubt in our minds as to  the outcome."  "The yery. large; margin of  votes between the government  supporters; and the C.C.F. candi-:  dates leaves, no doubt in the  minds of "the public that the administration given by- the Coalition    government   has   been  I  strongly endorsed and that it is  the type of business admins-  tration that the people want in  contrast to an experiment in  socialism," the premier added.  Inez Willison,  Correspondent  Several   yachts    and    sailing  sloops have stopped in at Secret  Cove  for   brief  visits  on  their  annual cruise to the north.  *    *    *   ,  Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bernitier  and their small twins, Judy and  David have left for San Francisco after two weeks visit with  Mr. and Mrs. Ivor Jorgenson.  Mr. and Mrs. Elmer M. Jorgenson have return from their  honeymoon at Jasper National  Park. They will take up residence at Secret Cove. The bride  is former Mable Griffith of Egmont, B. C.  * . *    *  Eric Willison and Ed Lang  have left for Rivers Inlet ar^l  northern salmon fishing territory. Mr. E. Miller of Portland,  Oregon, also went with Eric  Willison for the enjoyment of  the trip besides he likes to see  some  coast.  more   of   our   beautiful  Miss S. Thompson of Vancouver, is spending her summer  holidays at the home of G. Nou-  tio, Wood Bay.  *    *    *  Mr. and Mrs. W. Wilson of  Vancouver were holiday guests  at the home of Bill Craighead.  "Protest by taxpayers" says  a news headline. That is hot  news.  MILLION  /. a  $1,000,000 worth of potential wealth is the annual bill of  destruction^ through Forest Fires, in British Colombia���and  most of it is caused by sheer carelessness.  Ourmost valuable, tangible asset Is timber.. On this one  primary industry much of British Columbia's prosperity and  inherent wealth is based.   Don't destroy it!  The Summer danger period extends from May to September.  it is during these months that forest areas are specially vulnerable to even minute sparks of fire.  Consistently, the British Columbia Forest Service has warned  residents and newcomers alike, through public mediums, of the  dangers that exist through the careless oversight of individuals  who���when in forest lands���forget that a lighted match, a camp  fire, a cigarette���not properly controlled or extinguished���  inflicts incredible and needless damage to property which contributes to the continued prosperity of this Province.  PREVENT FOREST FIRES!  ritish Columbia ForestfService  ENT OF LMDS 11 FORESTS  PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS  VICTORIA, B.C.  89 Page Four  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmnon Bay, B. C.  Friday, July 12, 1946  Imer   Beamish,   Correspondent  At a public meeting held on  Saturday, July 6, at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. R. Griffith,  Mrs. Griffith was appointed to  represent Egmont on the board  of directors of the Pender Harbour Hospital society. Mr. and  Mrs. Griffith attended the meeting which was held in Pender  Harbour on the following day  for the purpose of continuing  the organizing of the society.  The work is going forward quite  satisfactorily but owing to the  size of the district and the  widely scattered population it  will take some time yet to complete the organization: ���  * *    *  We are pleased to see Mr. G.  Day out again looking well. He  Called here recentl yon his way  to  his  home   in   St.  Vincent's  Bay.  # *    *  The ending of the war is  bringing back our usual stream  of holiday visitors. Saturday we  had a call from a fleet of nine  sailing yaqhts of varying sizes.  They stopped over night and  went on north Sunday morning.  Several others have been in  since.  SECHELT  W J. MAYNE, Correspondent  * ���  SCHOOL holidays are here and  the children of Sechelt are  having a wonderful time. The  new school room for Sechelt  United school will be open for  the next term and should give  lots of room for the pupils. It is  a very nice building. I believe  the school meeting wiil be held  in December this year instead  of the customary July.  ��� ,Y���--.���;>���; .;;* ,..*,���   * .. v      -Z.' \z '���'  This Indian Residential schbbiy >  is also finished for the term and  Rev. Father Dunlop, O.M.I., is  away for a while and will bring  his mother back with him to  spend a short vacation at  Sechelt. Mrs. Dunlop is from  Ontario    and    will   enjoy    the  scenery of the coast.  * *    *  Miss Lottie Kennedy is now  on the job *at the Government  Telegraphs. Miss Kennedy is  the new operator in place of Mr.  Brooker. She has had long service with the Government Tele-  * *    *  We are all glad to note Mrs.  Froom is feeling a lot better  after being taken sick during  church service at Gibsons Landing, B.C., last Sunday. . Dr.  Inglis says she is in good condition and a little medicine will do  her good and keep her in fine  shape. *  * *    *  Among the guests at "Glen-  dalough" are Dr. Sachs and Miss  Gertie Linden, natives of Austria but now attached to the  University of Berkeley, California. Mrs. H. Kuner of New  York is also a guest. They are  all thrilled with the beauty of  Sechelt and the coast and will  be back often to this part of the  country. Mrs. Mellish and  daughter Pat, Mrs. Grieve and  Mm. WaUacei Mr. and MJrs.  Berry, Miss Betty Turner, Miss  Dolly Ruff, Mrs. Blackwood,  Miss Ida Hall, Miss Kay Flahiff,  Mrs. Elsie Kerstad, Mr. and Mrs.  Clements, Mrs. Elliott and Miss  Kay Elliott, Major and Mrs.  Edelston, Miss Ballantyne and .  Mr. and Mrs. Taylor.  Among the grounds on which  a New York woman has entered  suit at Reno for divorce is that  her husband inflicted mental  cruelty on her by failing to buy  her the opera cloak which he  knew she wanted as a birthday  gift.  THE PERE Marquette Railway of Michigan has  inaugurated what may prove to be a revolution in railway practise.    It has abolished tipping in its dining cars.  In its manifesto, the company describes the  taping habit as a "tyranny of custom." That  hits the nail exactly on the head. The practise  is an unplesaant importation from Europe,  which first took root at expensive, foreign-style  resorts in the eastern United Staes, and gradually spread over the whole continent.  Today it is firmly entrenched, not only on  railway diners, but in Pullman cars, passenger  boats, hotels and restaurants. Wherever it gets  a foothold it adds very substantially to the expenses of the travelling public* without contributing much to the welfare or security of the  beneficiaries.  Indeed the real originators of tipping were  employers in the various service trades who  paid their employees less than a living wage,  and relied on their customers to make up the  deficit with tips. Minimum wage laws and the  general rise in wages over the last generation  have to some extent checked this abuse, but  even today tipping and low pay usually go hand-  in hand. ���.       ��  In the long run, the abolition of tipping would  probably benefit service employees financially,  and it would certainly eliminate an element of  unpleasantness and humiliation from their  work.  VERILY, verily, I say unto you, He that  heareth My word, and believeth on Him  that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and  shall not come into condemnation; but is  passed from death unto life. Verily, verily,  I.say unto you, the hour is coming, and  now is, when the dead shall hear the voice  of the Son of God: and they that hear shall  live.  Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves  shall hear His voice, and shall come forth;  they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done  evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.  ���John 5: 24, 25, 28, 29  s Taxi  GIBSONS LANDING  Shell Oil Station  Phone  2  Long  Specializing in Courtesy  24-HOUR SERVICE  ERIC INGLIS  GENERAL  TRUCKING  and FUEL  Gibson's Landing  Smile Awhile  During a grammar lesson one day the  teacher wrote on the blackboard: "I didn't have  no fun at the seaside."  Then she turned to her pupils and said to  one: "Roland, how should I correct that?"  "Get a boy friend," he answered.  Golf is a game where a ball IY2 inches in  diameter is placed on another ball 8,000 miles  in diameter.   ; y.yyy* ������,v'Y'.X3K  f;The object is? to hjitythe small ial|^^ut not;/  ^ei^fepl^^^^l^alj;  ILLUSION  By C. HANSEN  Shadows prone on the twisting length  Of an eerie woodland trail,  A  trail  creeping  on  through the  undergrowth,  The dusky obscurant undergrowth,  Wearing a blue black veil.  The metoric light bursts out through the gloom  One hovers an instant, and all  Is lost to the eyes,  The light dazzled eyes,  Till slowly ones vision recalls.  Deluded, one stands on the brink of a wood  Ones vision the brilliance effaced  Returns, and one sees  With acclimatized eyes  Grey dawn���with the veiling erased.  MIDWAY  GENERAL  STORE  Gibsons Landing  Near Howe Sound School  Quality Merchandise ���  Wednesday and Saturday  Free Delivery  J. E. Connor, Proprietor  V  fes^  ���v..  New Office Boy: "I have added these figures  up eight times, sir."        .-.. ':Ji''!:;^ yJ:;\; y':;:.YyY<;^  ;*��� Employer: "That's" very ^ooj^y'^d thorough  ^fiJl&ceJgoy: 'Ahclfherer'are the'^gh^resiifts?  WEST HOWE SOUND  CHIMNEY SERVICE  Hopkins io Pender Harbour  FIREPLACE and CHIMNEY  BUILDING SWEEPING and  REPAIRS  Address letters to  Gibsons Landing Post Office  Proprietors:  ;--iiloyd"RoU^ Friday, July 12, 1946  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C._  Page Five  Mrs. Little, Correspondent  A GENERAL meeting of the  newly formed Pender Harbour Hospital society was held  in the Irvines Landing Community hall Sunday, July 7th.  The election of officers was held  and the following members who  represent the district from Halfmoon Bay to Jervis Inlet were  elected: President, W. Scoular;  vice-president, A. Dingman;  secretary, Mrs. Frank Lee;  treasurer, J. W. Potts; directors:  Mrs. L. M. Griffith, Egmont;  Oscar Iiemi, Jervis Inlet; Frank  Kuchinka, Jervis Inlet; E. W.  Parr Pearson, Half Moon Bay;  A.   E.   Ritchey,   Middle Point,  Half Moon Bay.  *    *    * ��� *  MacLeod Bros. General Store,  Pender  Harbour,  was  recently  purchased by a friendly family  group:   Mrr and   Mrs.   Hassan;  . their    daughter    Cecilia,    and  daughter   and   son-in-law,   Mr.  and Mrs. Allan Lester.   Mr. and  Mrs. Hasson were formerly from  Edmonton    but    spent the las+  two years in Vancouver.   They  originally   came   from   County  , Durham, England.    Their only  son, Alec, was killed over Berlin   in   November   1941   while  serving as pilot in a bomber of  the R.C.A.F.   Mr. and Mrs. Lester came directly from Edmonton where he served over fifteen  years  with  the   Canadian * Na-  \ tional Railways   They have two  ! children,    Lynne    and    Denny  j Miss Cecilia Hassan, who is an  expert bookkeeper, will be doing that work for the new firm,  I was previously employed by the  [ Dominion   government   iri   Alberta.    Her other sister is Mrs.  Walter Check whose husband is  the beef manager for the Swift  Canadian plant at Moose Jaw.  V  Your Vacation  in the Mountains  FOR YOUR HEALTH  AND RECREATION  SQUAMISH HOTEL  SQUAMISH, B. C.  Mr. and Mrs. E. Finch  By ADELAIDE  . FURTHER to my article of last  week   on   Enuresis   or   "bed-  wetting".    Teaching    the    "dry  habit" requires a great deal of  patience   and   watchfulness   on  the   part   of   the   mother.   The  baby  in the early months' has  not sufficient mental or physical    development   to    exercise  control of this function and the  responsibility  for  keeping  him  dry is essentially the mother's.  But gradually as the child develops and realizes the possibility of control he should assume  the   responsibility   for   keeping  dry.  By the  time  the  child is  eighteen months or two years of  age he should rarely wet himself during the day and should  be able to indicate his need or*  make   a  request  for  toilet  attention.  If  the  child  does wet  himself,  his  clothes  should be  changed immediately as he must  not become used to the feeling  of "wetness" and the whole matter treated with at most a "too  bad"   and  never   with   punishment or scolding. Some  children get a good deal of satisfaction  out  of  the  attention  they  get when they wet themselves  and in these cases the mother  who   scolds   really   encourages  the "wet" habit. When day time  control   has   been   well   established   training  for  night  control   should   be   begun.   During  the night training period fluids  should   not  be   given   in  large  amounts after 5 p.m:  The child  should not be permitted to become overtired and there should  be no exciting play in the late  afternoon.   The   child   will   require  to  be  aroused  at  stated  time and taken to the toilet. He  should be given an opportunity  to  void  on  going to  bed  and  again at ten o'clock or at the  mother's bedtime. If he.has. not  l^pi^jdry:.'J^j^n. tJ1^; *nfe j!yal  and" earlierJ awakening will" be  necessary; The child should always be thoroughly aroused so  that he realizes what is expected of him. Awaken him again  at 5:30  or 6  o'clock if this is  found  necessary  always trying  to avoid bed wetting by antic- #  ipating the child's sneed.  A real gentleman will not  ridiculta a lady who smokes in  that  awkward way.  DO YOUR  LOGGING AT  WAKEFIELD INN  No Snow,  Rain or Fire  Season io Interrupt  Operations  Bus leaves Gibson's at  6:30 p.m.  Leaves Wakefield at  11:00 p.m.  Friday and Saturday  Marshall Bros.  Plumbing and Heating  Estimates   Given  Gibsons Landing, B.C.  Charlie DeBalinhard  Gibsons Landing  WATKINS DEALER  Mail  Orders  Will  Receive  Prompt Attention  IWilll  nil  \m  For Future Security  Buy a Home Site  Now  Desirable lots available in the new Sechelt Subdivision���on the road to Porpoise Bay.  For information SEE, WRITE OR PHONE  V R.S.HAGEETT  Union Si S, Cto., Sechelt  Les Peterson, Correspondent.  At a meeting held recently in  the school hall the Gibsons  Landing Parent-Teachers Association re-elected the following officers: president* Mrs. E.  Nestman; sec.-treas., Mrs. S. B.  Armour; vice-pres,, Miss Irma  Stevenson.  * *    *  Quick thinking on the part of  John Atlee, of Headlands, saved  the life of Sharon Tyson when  the eight year old girl fell from  the Government float at Gibsons. Realizing that she could  not swim. John dived into the  water fully clothed and succed-  ed in pulling her out.  * *    *    *  The ladies of Gibsons Landing are all smiles now/ No longer  do they- have to bother with  trying to give themselves a permanent wave nor bother with  finger waves. Miss Elsie Innes,  an experienced beauty operator  has opened- up the Sea Breeze  Beauty Parlor in the Ballentine  Apartmnt Block. Miss Innes was  formerly with the Cambie  Beauty Salon and the Bruce  Beauty Parlour and for awhile  operated her own business in  Vancouver. She formerly lived  at Nelson and came to Vancouver about eight years ago.  *  boat about the 12th of July.  With it's two boat operating the  Howe Sound Transport will be  able to carry a capacity load of  60 passengers at one time.  EXPERT   RADIO   REPAIRS  Your radio repaired in 48 hours  by our expert radio engineers.  We convert battery sets to electric. Ship to:  The Sea Bus Lines Ltd., operating the Howe Sound Transport  is expecting delivery on it's new  B. C. ELECTRICAL REPAIR  Company  1061 Granville St.,  Vancouver, B.C.  "  THE SECRET COVE MARINE BASIN  Government Float, Secret Cove  Agents for  V-BELTS AND PULLEYS, COPPER TUBING,  STORAGE BATTERIES, CHEVROLET  CARBURETOR REPAIRS  GROCERIES ��� COMMERCIAL FISHING TACKLE  ORDERS TAKEN FOR FRESH MEAT  MARINE SERVICE STATION  HOME OIL PRODUCTS  PHONE YOUR REQUIREMENTS  iowjares  s��nkB2H2��  TAKE THAT  VACATION TRIP  By BUS  WM  V".  '^^B_  *SS^*3^*4-  <s^y  There'll be more money to spend when you get there ... if you travel by bus!  You'll travel over famous-name highways . . . and you'll enter towns and  cities through their main streets and boulevards. You can travel non-stop  ... or stop for a night, a day, or as long as you like.  LOOK  AT  THESE   LOW RETURN   FARES  Portland .....$11.50  Penttcten  17.55  Prince George   34.55  Calgary .....: ��� 37.25  Los Angeles  40.50  f  Winnipeg.    $54.05  Chicago  74.60  Toronto   86.95  New Orleans. .   87.60  New York  98.40  Round trip fares from Vancouver, in Canadian funds, including tax.  \vv\\wvv\vv\��w��*^wvvvwvwV  WRITE  FOR INFORMATION  Let us help you plan your  trip. Just write to 201 Bus  Terminal, Vancouver. We'll  be glad to give you expert  advice on routes and stopovers; to send you travel  folders describing many of  the scenic wonders you can  see from the main highways,  or by short side-trips.  V_ V \  CONNECTING  WITH  BUS  LINES  TO  ALL  POINTS   ON  THE CONTINENT  IIHIilHllllHIlllHII Page Six  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C  V*  Friday, July 12, 1946  General  Merchant  Bus stop at Sports  Fishing Centre  HALFMOON BAY  c*_��  Specializing in  Standard Oil Products  gOOOOOOOOQQOOCOCW-OOOOOOg  For more than 50 years,  UNION has served the  coastal communities of.  British Columbia with passenger and freight  transportation. '  *  Daily sailings to Howe  Sound or Gulf Coast  points via Union ships  as per schedule. Regular  and special trips via  Jrlowe Sound Ferries de-  parting from WhyteclifTe  or Fisherman's Cove.  SECHELT STORE  A good supply of general  merchandise always in  stock. Rennie's, Brack-  man- Ker's garden seeds.  Window glass cut to  order.  SECHELT INN  Excellent Dining Room-  Tea Rooms, soft drinks,  light snacks. Roller skating Rink, Friday evenings. 7-11 p.m.���Dancing,  Shows at the Pavilion.  *  For information, call or  phone Mr. R. S. Hackett at  Sechelt Store, or Union  Steamships, Vancouver.  By MAISIE DEVITT  ALOYSIUS wanted a drink at the Sweet Shop. He insisted on  drinking his orangeade through a straw which, with him, is  a long drawn out process involving several much-bitten .straws.  So we missed the bus and had to walk. The sun blazed down, and  it was hot and tiring till we reached the grateful shade of the trail.  It was a new experience for Aloysius. He had never been in the  woods before, and wasn't sure whether he liked it or not. He  clutched my hand firmly and kept repeating his formula of reassurance,-. "Mommy's boy���Mommy's precious boy"���over and  over to himself. Then a gold-dappled snake slid across the path,  and he was entranced. Small creatures rustled in the thickets,-  and he paused to listen. Birds flew overhead, and his eyes winged  upward. They sang���and he too lifted his sweet uncertain treble.  He discovered the jewel-red of huckleberries, so we picked a handful and sat down to rest on a mossy bank. "Pretty���pretty," he  said, and I stopped to peer at the tiniest of pale-pink blossoms,  fragile and exquisite as fairy orchids.  A startled chipmunk scolded us and darted up a tree trunk.  We came to a little pool, andf paused to gaze at the small1 busy  w;ater-creatures. There was a blessed quiet, a sweet-scented hush  all about us.  Poetry drifted into my mind:  m  "How still the day is, and the air how bright.  A thrush sings and is silent in the wood,  The hillside sleeps dizzy with heat and light,  A rhythmic murmur fills the quietude,  A woodpecker prolongs his leisured flight,  Rising and falling on the solitude."  We came out of the woods feeling rested and refreshed, and  the little one's eyes were wide with wonder. We will go back  again often to the place where a child finds enchantment, and a  grown-up the strengthening of belief, and the beautiful reassurance that Nature gives to the ones who- cannot be satisfied by the  narrow confines and petty intolerances of creed. Nobody can walk  in the woods and not believe in a higher power that plans each  tiny miracle of life.  A fine poet expressed this belief beautifully in these words:*  "My God and I shall interknit  As rain and ocean, breath and air���"  And Joyce Kilmer too, must have been walking in the woods  when he wrote his much-quoted but still lovely���  ."Poems are made by fools like nie^Y   Y    Y Y Y h,  .But only God could make a tree."  BQOOCPOOOQSOQQOOOffiOOOQOQQ  WILSON CREEK  MRS. D. ERICKSON  Correspondent  Things around the B. and J.  camp are getting back to normal slowly, several of the old  chums back. No. 3 bunkhouse  now called the "Palace Hotel"  painted and refurnished under  the supervision of Larry Stiles,  we wonder which fair number  supplied   the   dainty   curtains,  N.B.���If calling please wipe  your boots.  * *    *  Recent, callers here, Mrs. F.  Edwards and Ronald, R.C.A.F.,  who is on a two weeks leave  enjoying local fishing and meeting old friends. He is reporting  back to a Ferry Command station in Ontario shortly.  '  X        *        *  Also down from Britannia  Townsite where he is a power  house operator Mr. Q. A. Erickson on his vacation.  * *    *  A word of appreciation for  the. local V.O.N, nurse, Miss  Betty Short who calls twice a  weekly to attend to Mrs. Jackson Sr.  * *    *  Miss Penman is back with a  new assistant, Miss Lynne Dun-  field of Vancouver.  * *    *  Sid Smith would like to know  of anyone with a taste for fried  octopus in case he gets another  at Davis Bay.  * *    *  The Virgel Lane band played,  two dances at Revelstoke's "Golden Spike" centennial celebration over the Dominion Day  week end. Big crowds and a  large number of American  boats up via the Columbia water  way from Spokane, Wash were  present. Reports the "refreshments" up there are a mite more  powerful than on the coast.  Wm. McFADDEN  Optometrist  510  West   Hastings  Street  ��� VANCOUVER  ���  at Gibson's  Landing  EACH  Friday and Saturday  Eyes Examined and Glasses  ^Fitted  YOU WRECK 'EM  WE FIX'EM  ��� Complete Auto Body,  Fenders, Radiators and Top  Repairs  at  City  Prices.  ��� AUTO PAINTING  OUR  SPECIALTY!  SECHELT  GARAGE  AL MEE  TOWNSITE  By Larry Siewari  Well, the big Dominion Day  celebration is .over. It started  out rather a dull day with the  weatherman threatening anything, but as the day progressed,  everything became better and  better until the final strains of  'Home Sweet Home* were played  by the Rythm Revelers at three  o'clock in the morning. Yes,  I think everybody agreed they  had a good day, even Harry  Pace, when the mine won the  softball game from the beach.  Many former residents of  Britannia were here to help  celebrate our annual event.  Those noticed were Mr. and Mrs.  Bill Curran, Mr. and Mrs. Andy  Hogg, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Cumberland, Mr. and Mrs. Carl  Malm and Mr.  and Mrs.  Net-  terfield.  * *    *  Mrs. G. Scott with Mary and  Joan is visiting her parents in  Merritt at the present time.  * *    *.  The Players Club, although  hampered by the skip schedule,  is desperately trying to whip a  play together for the International Drama Festival to be held  in the Royal York Theatre in  Victoria the second week in  August.  JERVIS WATER  TRANSPORT  PENDER   HARBOUR  TOWING  AND  CHARTER  SERVICE  Operated   By  W. H. HEARD  PENDER HARBOUR  ���* ���������* w  [IMPERIAI  Will Scott  TRANSFER  "REDROOFS"  HALFMOON BAY  General Trucking  Let us help you solve  your transportation  problems!  OEAUP  ESSO GASOLINE  Ge% the pest 'dirt pi'ypux",',  .:., ���-"ji^pkg'fl motors!  Fill up here with Premium  Ethyl Gasoline. Hose delivery from float to boat.  W. P. PIEPER  Irvine's Landing  Pender Harbour  and company ltd.  Gibson's lanmtstg  General Trucking  and Fuel  Tourist money spreads around. The  garage man, the grocer, the farmer���  everybody benefits directly or indirectly. The tourist industry is profitable  business���worth protecting. Especially  this year when the impression American  visitors take back with them will influence Canada's tourist industry through  all the years to come.  CANADIAN  TRAVEL   BUREAU  DopartnoBBf &f Trad* & Commerce, Ottawa  You may never self Gas  to U.S. motorists  1  1 Friday, July 12, 1946  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  .Page Seven  Fish Story De Luxe  by Margery Thomas  Correspondent  VISITORS in Hidden Bay this'  week are Mr. and Mrs. Dave*  Taylor of Vancouver. Mrs. Taylor is the only sister of the Harding brothers, with whom they  are staying.  * *    *  Ken and Ethel Upsdell, aboard  their cruiser "Playmate", are  visiting* in the district for p  week or sq.  '���*������   *"' *���'  Chuck Thomas is spending the  holiday week-end with his parents in Ballet Bay. Crluck is  travelling in his seventeen-foot  sloop "Babe."  * *    * '.���������  Chris K. Sandvold is spend-  ' ing a week or so in Vancouver  after an absence of nearly eight  [.years. "->;-' -   y\:-  WWb._T._  iV  \  GENERAL STORE  IRVINE'S LANDING  PENDER  HARBOUR  Dealer in  U. S. Electric Light Plants  (now in stock)  Fairbanks-Morse Electric  Light Plants  Briggs-Straiton Motors  Gasoline Driven Water  '"���"������������'      Pumps'  Thor Gasoline Driven Wash  Machinesy      "Y:  v^;��y^:~ Y.:yfY_l*lk��v-y- :z3x" '*'  Oil Heaters and Ranges  Complete Stock of  Pipe Fittings  By PAUL  HOSMER  THIS IS the time of year when  the trout are biting good and,  as we've no doubt mentioned before,   we'll   never   understand  why there are so many classes  of fishermen. They are all split  up into factions like a bunch of  professional politicians,, all waving .their arms���> and argjiing.  iv    The   dry   fly- fisherman   has  "absolutely no use  for: the guy  who catches trout -with a worm1  /Hon a hboEi The off shore tuna  fisherman looks with scorn on  the self*satisfie4 surf fisherman  who likes to wade out into the  breakers, heave several pounds,  of lead out in .the ocean and  , hauT'it-in again, A salmon, fish-  ; fermah_ who '.trdlis   doesn't   belong,vtcP the sahie fariiily as the,-  di^y fly  salmon fisherman and;  ' anybody  who   uses  a   plug   to  ^catcihYat^ black bass is beneath,  dhe contemptof* the. fait guy with;  .'a case, of beer^in a. cooler box-  under the back* seat who puts  up  an umbrella1 in a rowboat,  heaves out a hook with a sinker  and a night crawler on it and  lies back on the cushions with  a   copy   of   Snappy   Detective  Yarns to wait for something to  happen.  SEVERAL KINDS  There are . several accepted  forms of trout fishing. You have  the lazy type who puts out an  anchor and takes a nap with  the line wound around his toe.  There is the plug caster who  can put a 7/s ounce lure in your  hat at eighty feet. There is the  troiler who ties on four pounds  "of spinners in the way of old  steel frying pans, discarded coffee pots and Ford fenders, and,  rows a bpat all day, dragging;  the weights .around behind him.  Then you have the delicate  fly fisherman and he is probably the worst crank of all. He  usually disdains a boat of any*  kind. He likes to dress up in an  old hat, old coat, old pants and  NOTICE  Pile Driver will be in vicinity of Jervis Inlet,  Pender Harbor and Gibsons Landing during June  and Jjuly. If any work offering please notify  NANAIMO TOWING CO., LTD.  Nanaimo, B. C.  SUNSET  HARDWARE  GIBSONS LANDING  ANNOUNCES  The Opening of Its New  FURNITURE DEPARTMENT  Saturday, June 29th  ���z*-  Don't go any further, we have a complete line of  Ho#SeS$ifl ^r^n|^^^ Hfgfi Quality English China  and a good assbrtmenli of otne'r Porcelain Ware.  At Mail Order Prices  ������'���; ���  Phone or Mail Your Order Today  a pair of rubber boots that reach  to his armpits. Then he wades  out into the water up to his  knees-and tries a few casts. If  he doesn't get anything he  chooses a new fly out of the 200  or more he.has.hooked into bis  hatband and wades out. until  the water is; an inch. ;below. the..  top of the waders. By that -time  the rest of. the belts, boxes  and other doodads he has tiecj-  on him aye all floating and.soaking, wet so he; .wacles into shore/  and,...unloads the net and fisfev  basket. .;  AESTHETIC TYPE ...  This brings us 'up to the highest minded, type of fisherman  known. He- is the aesthetic inr  dividual-who uses ��only the  lightest fly; weight rod* a two  pound leader wound on a special built-up reel and ignores a  landing net or a fish basket. He  is the broadcaster -who proclaims  that no 'nian$s a fisherman who  can't play' his fish up to the.  point where he can pick him up  by the gills as he gently backtracks to the beach and carefully  slides his prize up on the sand  without the use of mirrors,  been wanting to say something  about all the time. We knew  one of these specialists who appeared in our midst about the  time the shoulder length wader  was invented and our hardier  fishermen looked on it with  suspicion- This specialist was a  minister of the gospel and did  not believe in catching a fish on  Sunday, but any time during  the week was legal. And he was  good, too.. Nobody had a nicer  touch with a funny looking fly  which he had made himself during the winter and none could  approach him in his delicate  way of handling the fish while  he played him into the shore.  CHURCH PICNIC  One    afternoon    the    church  held a picnic upon the banks of  the river and it was attended by  everybody in town who liked to  eat  out in the open especially  when it was free and prepared  by   a   number   of   high-rating  women cooks who knew what to  do  with  a  chicken when  they  had it cornered in a frying pan.  The   good   reverend   was   very  much in prominence during the  fete,   but   it   was   noticed   that  right in the middle of a deep  discussion by the ladies of the  Civic Welfare League, the Garden Club, or the committee appointed   to   find   out   why   the  South Sea Islanders refused to  wear pants, the good minister's  gaze was apt to wander towards  the river and every so often he  took time out to do a little wandering, himself.    Each t time he  returned from his river inspections he was a little more distraught   and   fidgety   and   once  during a report over Mrs. Finne-  gan's offer to make up a box of  special backyard posies to send  to the starving millions in India,  the reverend was seen to spring  from  his   seat   on a log at the  same    time    a   large   rainbow  jumped at a bug in the river.  His  distraction from the  more  important items of world welfare was so evident that most of  the flock were more or less relieved when he made a final excuse  and disappeared into  the  back seat of his car.   When he  emerged he was dressed in his  old fishing hat, a vest that had.  weathered the war of 1812, and  the latest thing in waders ever  put  on  the market up to that  time.    By ducking his head he  could   have   used   the   rubber  pants for a sleeping bag.   Also  he had attached to him his favorite fly rod.  BREAK  The reverend made what he  thought was a very graceful  sneak for the river, but a' good  many of the congregation were,  watching him. ��� A number'of  the male members of the'congregation were even a little  ahead of him, he, discovered  when he started to wkde out'  into the water for .his first cast.  And oh the first c^isthe aljiiost  caught a fish, it was a little.'too  far out so he waded in a couple  of feet deeper.  And then the .trout, began to  hit. Every time he cast he  hooked one.. Each time he carefully nursed the fish into, shore,  popped him ih'tpYthe .discarded  basket and waded, back .out to  where you couldn't tell whether  it was a minister-fishing or a  blue heron with,a istraw hat on.  The fish were coming in fast  and.it seemed to him .that things'  could be speeded lip a bit if he  could get away from the trip to  shore.after each cast. .Using a  fish basket or a net was against  his belief and then an idea  dawned on him. On his next  catch, the minister guardedly  herded riis fish to shore and  hurried to the car. When he  came back he had two pieces' of  light line which he proceeded  to tie around his rubber boots  just above the knees^ Then he  went fishing in earnest.  LOADING UP  Each time he caught a trout  he carefully brought him to  where he could unhook him and'v  dexterously slide the fish down  inside his pants. After a half  hour or so he looked pretty  bulgy in places and walked a  little off centre when he finally  came in, but he had a gleam in  his eye. The.boys and girls on  KP had a good fire going and  the committee on What To Do  With Juvenile Delinquency had  about   decided   to   stay   away  from   picnics   for   a   couple   of  weeks and see what time their  children   got   home   when   the  minister appeared in the family  circle.    Even ladies who didn't  know much about fishing knew7  the pastor had done something  noble.    There was a serene expression on his face���:some referred to it afterwards as slig&t-.  ly  on  the  conceited   sideband  he bulged from the knees to the  (Continued oh Page 8)  '������'���"  Selm&Park  Hairdressing Shop  ���    >,  A Complete  Service  DOLLt  JONAS  Phone for Appointments.  LAIRD'S  General Store  at the Wharf  Halfmoon Bay  Groceries  Meats  Fruit  Vegetables  WHEN AT THE DOCK  REPLENISH YOUR STOCK  LANG'S DRUGS  PHONE 3 SHORT  Prescription  GIBSONS LANDING  Specialist  HOT WEATHER NEEDS  BATHING CAPS  SUN TAN LOTION  CHARM KURL  WAVE SET  For a home permanent  $1.35 Set  SUN GOGGLES  HAND LOTIONS  THERMOS BOTTLES  COLOGNE AND  PERFUMES  ���  MAIL   ORDERS  HANDLED PROMPTLY  Pender Harbour Traders Ltd.  Madeira Park, Pender Harbour  MERCHANTS and MARINE ENGINEERS  building  supplies  ,  plywood, Wallboard,  Roofing,  Shingles,  Cement  SASK and Dooas  nails   .  PAIKT and  VA-UffXSE-eS  HABXXS PAINTS  "Sea King" Brand  BUILDERS'  KAEDWARE  PLUMBING  SUPPLIES  LINOLEUM  MARINE  PUMPS  "Jabisco"  ROPE and CANVAS  LUMBER  MARINE   ENGINES  (new)  Lauson, gas  Murphy���Deisel  Hendy���Deisel  MARINE   ENGINES  (Rebuilt)  MARINE  StTPPU-BS  and  _*XS_CXXTQ> G-tAS  by I*ipsett's  . ���' STOCKS OA-UUSO  We carry stocks of most items.   Ask us to submit quotations  for your requirements.   You  will  find  our* prices  compare  favorably  with  city  prices. \  We bold dealerships from some of tJte best supply  nouses In Vancouver.  CM)0-�� QUASOXT ��� _*__�� FBXCB Page Eight  .THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, July 12, 1946  fMPWMMiBai  MRS. W. D. GILBERT  Correspondent  VISITING their summer homes  are Mrs. H. V. Whittall and  Mrs. Whittall's uncle, Mr. D.  English; Mrs. T. Power with  Michael and Deborah.  * *    *  Recent guests at Sechelt Inn  were Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Read,  Mr. and Mrs. George Halse, Mr.  and Mrs. John Farris and children.  * *    *  Mr. Bob Hackett after successfully completing the past  term at the university has joined the staff of the Union Steamship Co. for the summer.  * *    ���  Occupying cottages at Mr. and  Mrs. Flay's are: Mrs. F. Millson  .and son, Mr. and Mrs. J. Kersey  and son, Mr.  and  Mrs.  Heads,  Mr. and Mrs. McLaren and fam-  Your  Monarch Policy  will provide you  and your family  with  An Income  ��� Cash to pay final bills  ��� Food and clothing  for your family  ��� Money to  educate your  children  ��� Capital to redeem your  mortgage  ��� Pension for you  THE MONARCH LIFE  Assurance  Company  Coast Supervisor  ARNE ROOS  801 Rogers Building,  VANCOUVER  Local Agent  E. W. PARR PEARSON  HALFMOON BAY  ily, Mr. and Mrs. Summers and  family, Mrs. R. Dillabough and  son, and Mrs. D. M. Richardson  and son.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Armstrong of Vancouver are-guests  at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Finlayson.  * *    *  , Members of St. Hilda's church  attended the dedication of a new  sanctuary and chancel at St.  Bartholomew's church, Gibson's  Landing.  * *-   *  Recent visitors to Vancouver  were Mrs. M. McConnell, Mrs.  Dave Walker and Marda.  Capt. and Mrs. F L. Coe and  daughter Margaret were guests  at the home of Mrs. S. Vint.  * *    *  Miss  June  Kitchen  was  the  guest of Miss Sharon Hearns.  * *    *  Guests this week at Bayview  Lodge are: Mrs. M. Symes, Mr.  D. Cochrane, Miss D. Marshall,  Miss Graven, Mrs. M. Bryce, Mr.  and Mrs. H. Logan, Mrs. Hall,  Miss T. Clark, Mrs. B. Stones  and son, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall  and son, Mr. and Mrs. Winsley  Mr. sid Winsley and Mr. A. Ritchie.  * *    *  This week's guests at Selma  Lodge are: Mr. and Mrs. Baker  Mr.   and   Mrs.   McLellan,   Mrs.  Simpson   and   Mrs.   Begg,   Miss  Moira McDonald, Mr. and Mrs.  Hakin,   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Holland  and    two   sons,    Mr.   and Mrs.  Mackline, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald.  Miss Heskin,  Master King and  Master   Heskin,   Mr.   and   Mrs.  Smith, Mr.  and Mrs. Cooksley  Mr.   and  Mrs.   Owen   and  two  sons, Mrs. Currie, Mrs. J. Millar  Mrs. Cash, Mrs. lAexander, Mr.  and   Mrs.   Howard,   the   Misses  Eaton,   Miss   Bissett   and   Mrs.  Pollock,  Miss  Fleece  and Mrs  Ramsay,  Mr.   Parade,  Mr.   a  Mrs. Rearden.  Mrf John Logan frorh the st^ff  of the Abbottsford Hotel was the  guest for the day of Mr. and  Mrs. Jim Rennie..  Mr. Logan at one time was  wheat-buyer where Jim farmed  at Rocky ford Alberta. :  WE WOULD  We'd run for Parliament our-  self, if it were not that we'd  rather be one of the fellows who  criticize than one of the fellows  criticized.  Worn Out or Broken  Parts Are Risky ...  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He started to throw put  his chest, but that was a mistake  as it was already as far out as  it would go. As he straightened  up from the sandwich-reaching  ceremony,   his   belt,   his   pants  It wasn't as bad as* you'd  think, though. A couple of  quick-witted members of the  committee roofing the church  grabbed the minister's pants  and wrapped them up under his  chin   again.    A  couple   of  the  weaker ladies fainted and the  pastor's biggest fish slithered  over hte pile, gave a last exultant leer and landed in Mrs:  Brown's potato salad, but the  incident was over in a moment.  Surrounded by his faithful  bodyguard, the reverend was  rushed to his car and concealed  from the public eye.  The minister, a godly and  highly-revered member of the  community does no .more fish  ing on picnic days. And people  who have seen this lonesome  sportsman casting his expert fly  tell us he is now wearing a pair  of fishing suspenders made by  ��a harness maker and he is burdened down by a -fish basket  that dangles just under his left  ear.  The only public speaking  we've done has been to talk to  our girl on a rurual:li]  ^���w^  V*<"^  Lester & Hassan  General Store  Pender Harbour  ���  Groceries ��� Meats  Drygoods ��� Drugs  Fishing Tackle  Hardware  Independent Fish  Dealers  1 ������ c ���  a  ���.>?*'.  Home Oil  Products  Howe Sound Transport  EXTRA TRIPS  JULY AND AUGUST ONLY  SATURDAYS  Lv. Gibsons Landing 1:00 p.m.  Lv. Fishermans Cove 2:30 p.m.  Connecting Bus leaves Vancouver 1:40 p.m.  DAILY  Lv. Gibsons Landing 6:45 p.m.  Lv. Fisherman's Cove 8:00 p.m.  Connecting Bus leaves Vancouver 7:10 p;m.  Refer to current timetable for regular trips  Consolidated Brokers Ltd.  Stocks, Bonds, Oil Royalties, Real Estate,  Insurance. 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