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 Serving  a Progressive   &   Growing  Area  oh B.  (J.'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.  PITB_(XS__BD   B_" TEE   COAST  NEWS,   IiZMXTED  Business Office: Half ZtXoon Bay, B. C.      .rational Advertising1 Office: Powell River, B.   C.  SECHELT���Violet  Marion  Jef-      VOL. 2, No. 1.  feries  of the  Sechelt Indian    ================  Reserve passed away in her  -home Saturday afternoon July  20, after "being ill for three  "months. Violet would have been  19 years of age in September.  Her's was a short life but she  -had not lived  in vain.   Up to  the time she died, this attractive Indian girl with her nice  manners, winning smile and  pleasing personality won her  way into the hearts of the many  who knew her, and through  the friends she had won, much  was done towards banishing racial prejudice.  Violet at the age of 15 became  V waitress in the Union Steamship Co.'s Sechelt Inn, and was  �� working there up to the time  j pf her illness.7 During the time  y spent at the inn.she made friends  I with the many guests who came  I from all overYCanada arid the  ' United    States.     Her    desires,  / tastes,   ambitions   and  the  lik-  ; ing yfor prejttyy clothes were the  same as another girl's at her  age. Last year she accompanied  Mrs: Ethel Frederickson to Hollywood and visited many of the  highy qlass night clubs and road  houses. She saw many interesting sights as she went on long  drives through California.   Her  i ambition was to make many  more long trips, but this all had  [to be forgotten. When she became ill, her friends did everything in-their power to help  make her well. No mother could  have cared morie for her than  Mrs. Frederickson who had been  f he^t thing to being a mother to  &hefe$E^  \{Violet ��� YwsS^takemvto   thei y St.-"  <t Mary's hospital-first, but when  it ;��� was   seen   that   very   little  t coiild���"-; be  done  for her there,  J a bright little room was added  [ to her [ home. Y White men and  .Indian men worked side by side  /to build it. A special back rest  ' was built by Mr* Archer so she  could   sit   up    and   look   out  'through the many windows of  her room. If one paid any attention   one   could   have   seen   a  number of the guests at the inn  and residents of Sechelt making  daily trips to visit her briefly.  A little love bird was given to  th^r by one friend to keep her  V company, and another sent her  [r some gold fish; but they arrived  J too late. Gifts from many parts  lot Canada and United States  * continued to arrive even after  she had passed away.   As the  rend was nearing she wanted a  I last look around the countryside she loved; she wanted to be  driven   down   the   highway   to  look at familiar scenes but she  was too weak for the ride.  She  finally persuaded her father to  carry her where she could have  a long look at the sea and its  shores so she could take memories of them with  her to the  world  beyond.   Her  mind was  clear when she was very close  to the  end.   She  was  calm as  she said farewell to her relatives   and   close   friends.; v She  gave special instructions, what to  do with her love bird and gold  fish. Evened the last she wanted to  make  sure  that  thanks  went out to all who had been  so  kind to her.   Among  those  she particularly named were Mr.  and Mrs. Hartyick Frederick-  son ;yMr; arid Mrs. NprmaiiyBur-  ley,yy Mr.  and Mrs.  R. ; Hackett,  Mrs/ F/jMcQuihness,   Mr;  and  Mrs.  GeorgeYMitchelL   Violet's  mother and^ father, |_r. and Mrs.  Abe Jef feries also send out their  thanks, top, for the many kind-  nesses y shown    towards Y their  daughter.   The funeral services  were held at Sechelt, Monday,  HALFMOON BAY, B. C.      Friday, July 26, 1946 5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  GOWER POINT���-Bonnie Brook  Lodge is open for business,  and in every way measures up  to the eulogy of its name. Mr.  and Mrs. G. 1\ Williams, who  purchased the lodge from Mrs.  M. Chaster, are host and hostess  rather than proprietors, giving  to each guest the attention of a  personal friend. The keynote is  quality and the hallmark a satisfied guest.  The lodge, located at the  mouth of Paynes Creek near the  Gower Point store, has accommodation for sixteen guests.  Mr. and Mrs. Williams have  completely renovated and refurnished the original building.  A large stone fireplace has been  * added to the living room, and  the dining room is equipped  with tables suitable for parties  of any size. Each guest room  has been finished in a slightly  different motif, and each commands a view of either the,  stream or the gulf. The grounds  extend far up the trout stream  and to a frontage of one hundred  feet at the beach, where swimming and boating facilities are  available.  Services of the lodge include  lunches, teas, card parties, picnic lunches, dinners, wedding  and anniversary parties, or any  dccasion when a group wishes  to go a little further afield for  something different.  Both host and hostess have  made    extensive    surveys    of  yl^ge-fca^Yfhotel^   management  airirto provide thebest without  ���exception for the people who  become their guests. It is a high  aim, but it is already being  achieved at Bonnie Brook lodge.  Hardy Sports  Festival Success  Despite Rain  By MARGERY THOMAS  HARDY ISLAND, B. C. ��� The  'summer sports festival held  July 7 and 2, had been commonly referred to by the local residents as "the big do", and which  turned out to be "the big dew"  ^on account of the very heavy  rain for most of the time. Owing to the inclement weather,  the turnout was not nearly as  large as had been anticipated,  but, nevertheless the crowd was  a most enthusiastic one.  The local championship competitions were held on Sunday  with Harry B. Thomas in charge.  Judd Johnston was first in the  trap-shooting competition and  Johnny Vaughn first in the .22  calibre rifle competition.  Capt. ;El A. Wehner. acted as  master of ceremonies on Monday, with Harry Thomas again  in charge of the rifle arid trap-  shooting competitions. The open  trap-shooting competition was  won by Harry Leith, Harry  Thomas second and Ed Wehner  third.  Miss arid put competitions  were won by Harry Leith, Har-  vy Heard arid Harry Thomas.  Open -'.rifle   competition   was  lowers  Visit Squamish  R.P.A. Meets  By JIM RENNIE  GRANTHAMS LANDING ���  The annual meeting of the  Grantham's RiPA. Association  was held in the Community Hall  on Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m.,  with 35 members being present.  The president, Mr. Frank Henderson was in the chair.  The president reported progress by all the committees which  included completion of cement  steps to the beach, electric lighting to the hall, installation of a  circulating heater, improvements to the floats that now accommodate 35 boats and removing of trees from around the  hall. The water committee reported receipt of a fine engine  pump with 2,000 feet of hose  and a large: siren from the  A.R.P. .y.-yu^'y-  Mrs. Reg. Godfrey reported on  y behalf of the committee on entertainments and outlined a  programme for 1946.  A hearty vote of thanks was  rendered to the board of officers  who by acclamation were returned to office for the ensuing  year. ' . ������/-��� .-.���*���. ��� :-*<"���'#  July 22, at 10 o'clopk a.m. Mr.  George Mitchell, who is the head  window trimmer for David  Spencer Ltd., gathered flowers*  from the local gardens and made  a very pretty Wreath just before he left for Vancouver. He  and his wife made frequent trips  to visit Violet while they were  staying at the Sechelt inn.  man Klein third.  Women's Open rifle competition was won by Mrs. Norman  Klein.  There was keen competition  among the children during their  sports event with Mrs. Judd  Johnston in charge.  The best cake contest was  won by Mrs. Dave Taylor with  Mildred Carpendale acting as  judge.  A suitable trophy, given by  Capt. E. A. Wehner, was awarded to William Westbrook for  the largest salmon caught in the  district during 1945. This trophy  will be handed on to the person  landing the largest salmon  caught in the district during  1946.  The small motorboat races  were postponed until a later  date.  Just before the picnic supper  Miss Dorothy Harding graciously distributed the prizes and a  vote of thanks was extended to  Capt, and Mrs. Wehner for their  untiring efforts towards making the festival the success it  was. Great credit was due Mesdames Wehner arid Johnston and  their assistants in the capable  handling of the refreshments.  Dancing commenced at 9 p.m.  and continued until the wee  small hours of the morning to  the music of Georgie Page, Bill  Harding and Frank Ficek.  Memorial Recreation  Society to Sponsor  ISibsons Teen Town  GIBSONS LANDING���As a result of meetings held by both  organizations" during the week,  the Community Memorial Recreation Society is to sponsor  the Gibsons Landing Teen  Town. It is felt that the two  groups can work more efficient- ,  ly as combined and co-operative  groups than as separate ones.  Elphinstone  Cannery Sets  Two Records  GIBSONS LANDING���The Elphinstone Co-operative Cannery, during its first week of  operation during the present  season, has set two records of  which it can be justly proud.  Manager Fred Holland states  that the strawberry pack,  although small, is of the best  quality ever produced since the  installation of the steam cooker  about 14 years ago... During the  second day of cooking three  tons of raspberry jam was tinned, the largest quantity cooked in any day in the cannery's  history. The local quota of  jam is being released to stores  in the district now.  Missing Sailors  Safe at Flat Top  GIBSONS LANDING ��� Two  men, reported missing aboard  ;4b��Y -14rf dot bailing vessel Reverie on a trip to Nanaimo, are  safe at Flat Top Island, off the  coast of the Sechelt Peninsula.  The men are Charles Baines  and Bob Minty, who left here  Monday morning and were unreported until early today. They  put in to Flat Top when storms  buffeted their small craft.  BIRTHS  JEWITT���To Mr. and Mrs. Bill  Jewitt,   on  Wednesday,   July  10, a daughter, Wendy.  JAMIESON���To Mr. and Mrs.  Stuart Jamieson, at Vancouver General Hospital, on July  10, a daughter, sister for Ann  Marie. This is the fifth granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James  Collins.  Your Paper  Now Year Old  By JIM RENNIE  GRANTHAMS LANDING ���  One year has passed since the  Coast News was born. Have  you read it? Did you get a  kick out of it? Was it worth  while? Is it what you expected,  or what you want, and would  like it to continue?  There is an editor to this  weekly but he can't make a  paper. He is only the man at  the wheel and he must have a  crew of correspondents and a  boat load of readers and subscribers. I overheard a remark  the otheir day, 'It's the ad's that  make a paper pay.  That is wrong. Without the  subscribers there would be no  ads, and without the enthusiastic support of the community a  paper can't exist.  Its a recognized fact today  that a'good weekly newspaper  has an influence unsurpassed by  any other medium and desefrves  the support of all good citizens.  SQUAMISH, B.C.���During the  early hours of Friday morning, yeggmen forced an entrance  to Mackenzie's Ltd. and did the  first safe blowing job ever to be  done in Squamish.  The job has the appearance of  being the work of experienced  safecrackers. The safe was taken  from the office, which is about  12 feet higher and overlooking  the drygoods department, and  pushed into the meat freezer  and after being well covered  with blankets and other materials to deaden the sound of thfc  explosion it was . blown wide  open. Evidently there was a  gang, for the safe weighed all  of 1000 pounds and would require several strong men to get  it downstairs to the place where,  it was blown open. Mr. J. R.  Morrison, manager of Mackenzie's, was working in the office  until nearly midnight and still  other of our late retiring citizens  passed the store after 12 o'clock  and report nothing unusual at  that time, which fixes the time  as being later. It is thought  that the robbers got away with  about $1200. It would seem that  they had some knowledge as to  local habits and the best time  to make a haul, for it is rarely  that the local merchants .have  much cksh on hand, business  being chiefly conducted by  cheque. This will give Constable  Malins a severe test in his new  position here.  "Sea Bus'  in Use on  Ferry Run  GIBSONS LANDING���Sea Bus  No. 1, a trim red and cream-  colored craft, has usurped first  place on the Howe Sound Transport ferry run from Gibsons  Landing to Fisherman's Cove.  This long-delayed new ferry  went into operation at the beginning of the week, and doubles  the ferry accommodation.  More streamlined, and quite  like a band bus, this watercraft,  with its better accommodation,  more glass for unobstructed  view and more passenger conveniences, will do much to popularize this quick and convenient  method of travel from Sechelt  Peninsula to the North Shore.  Owner-operators Gordon Bal-  lentine and George Frith, announce that further ferry reser-��  vations will not be essential,  special trip for weekenders on  and that added trips and a  Saturdays, leaving Gibsons at  1 p.m. and Fisherman's at 2:30  p.rii., arriving back at Gibsons  at 3:40 p.m.  JLHTOSri TOIDHIAOHd  >*T?T>w Page Two  Wxz ��oast Njews  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, July 26, 1946  !  3 Lines (15 Words) for 35c,    3 Insertions (same ad)  60c  Sxtra words, above 15-word min., 2c each. Cash with order.  Totices,  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  lUver, 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.  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 GUMW3SD, lawn mowers  overhauled and sharpened,  icissors, shears and knives  jjrburid. Apply W. W. Burroughs, Westview, B.C. tf  FOR SALE  TWO - YEAR - OLD 30' x 7' 10"  troller, guaranteed perfect  condition, 7-9 h.p. Easthope engine, gurdies and full equipment. E. F. Lewis, Halfmoon  Bay.  47  FOR SALE  17 y2 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. Kolterman, Halfmoon  Bay. 46  _^  ��� i - ���       ���   ��� - --  FOR SALE  STAR SIX Marine Clutch 16x10  propeller, fresh water cooled,  now in boat; in excellent condition. G. W. Kimberley, Egmont,  B.C. 1  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'  ceriierif   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.  PAINTING  RSSIDENTS of Sechelt Peninsula! We offer all weather  protection for your home. Painting our specialty, brush or  spray; roofing, alterations and  repairs. Phone or write Walker  and Ritchie, Selma Park.  HELP WANTED���FEMALE  RELIABLE girl or woman to  help with household duties in  modern city home with every  convenience. Two small children. Liberal time off. Live  in. Salary $60 month. This is  an excellent position for the  right person. Address reply to  Mrs. Ella Gilmour, R.N., Personnel Dep't, National Biscuit and  Confection Co., Vancouver.  ���       -      WANTED  FOR   SIX   months   or   longer,  from   October   1st,   4-roomed  cottage.   Box S, Coast News. 47  FOR SALE "  WE HAVE waterfront property  from Gibsons Landing * to  Pender Harbour. E. W. Parr  Pearson, representing ConsolidatedBrolcers,,942 West Pender  St., Vancouver. tfn  NOTICE  OF CANCELLATION  OF RESERVE  NOTICE is hereby given that  the Reserve established under  authority of Order-in-Council  No. 1653, approved December  9th, 1943, notice of which was  published in the British Columbia Gazette of December 16th,  1943, is cancelled in so far as it  relates to the following described lands:  Lot 34 of District Lots 693  and 694, Group 1, New  Westminster District, Plan  3593, containing 2.20 acres.  Lot 3897, New Westminster  District, containing 40 acres.  Lot 5253, New Westminster  District, containing 46.7.  acres.  H. CATHCART,  Deputy Minister of Lands.  Department of  Lands and Forests,  Victoria, B.C.  June 25th, 1946.  - -   - - ��� .���  WEDDING   STATIONERY  Engraved or standard wedding invitations, announcements. Also wedding cake  boxes, complete with cards, 95c.  dozen. The Coast News, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  CHOICE by Mr. King of Health  and Wejfare Minister Claxton  as his assistant and lone parliamentary delegate to the preliminary Paris peace conference has  sharpened speculation about Mr.  Claxton's parliamentary future:  he how seems more than ever  the most likely choice as Mr.  King's successor as minister of  external affairs.  Latest   Capital   Hill   rumors  concerning the futures of cabinet   ministers   are  that   Finance  Minister Ilsley, Justice St. Laurent, and Reconstruction Minister  Howe are considering resigning  because   they   feel   they   have  borne long enough the brunt of  the wartime and postwar struggle and deserve rest and leisure.  Inside circles expect the government will accede to the plea  of amnesty for 14,000 army deserters. This expectation is based on the fact that on December  22,   1919,  there  was  a  general  amnesty proclaimed in Canada  for-all deserters of World War  I, who at that time numbered  24,139.  Stung by charges in the house  of commons that the Canadian  cost-of-living index is based on  unobtainable goods, latest word  is that the government plans  some modification of the basis  of the index.  OTTAWA NOTES  Amendments to the Civil Service Superannuation Act are  pending, and reports are that  the new provisions will cover  members of the diplomatic service as well as various govern-  merity "boards and agencies, the  idea being; inspired' partly by* '  fairness and partly as an additional lever to get talent interested in these careers which  now lack pension protection.  Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals having unionized  orderlies are running into trouble: the orderlies insist that  nurses do such hack work as  bedmaking and furniture scrubbing, and the nurses are quitting rather than submit to the  orderlies' demands.  Canadian students and professional men interested in the  Arctic and its development  view with increasing apprehension Soviet research and investigational activities in the Soviet Arctic zones, and are pressing the government to takie similar steps in the Canadian Arctic zones. Their condition is that  Muskox was good only insofar  as it went, and that more intensive investigation should be  conducted.  Ottawa Conservative stalwarts  say that the plan of the Philippine government, to use the  $100,000 gift of the C.I.O. of the  United States to open a bank  for workers, points up the silliness of the traditional criticism  of capitalism by labor.  BUREAUX ACTIVE  Experimenting with magnesium, the Physical Metallurgical  Research Laboratories produced  a 40-pound piano frame, which  is 125 pounds lighter than the  traditional steel frame and has  superior tonal qualities.  Alarmed by inroads of the,  European larch sawfly. into prairie tamaracks, which is not being checked by the current biological control (distribution of  sawfly parasites), the federal  government is planning chemical control. A repetition of the  devastation of tamaracks during early part of this century is  the prospect if chemical control  fails.  Canada's Department of Fish- *  eries continues to expand, with  the erection of the first fisheries inspectation station in Prince  Edward Island to speed up deliveries of canned seafood which  must undergo inspection before  shipping; and with the setting  up of a new division of education to work among fishermen  and fish processors.  A special exhibition created  by the National Research Council, National Film Board, National Art Gallery, called "De-V  sign in Industry" and featuring  wood products, will start a  cross-Dominion tour in November.  With the need for building  materials urgent, and the production of them haying long-  range business possibilities, afe--  tiyity by the Industrial Development Bank to encourage the  establishment of industries manufacturing such housing cqiri-  ponehts as electric insulators,  sanitary ware, sewer and drain  pipes, and glass enamels, is anticipated.  The Research and Development Branch of the Dept. of  Reconstruction is sending Canadian manufacturers an increasing number of reports on wartime technical developments as  they come off the secret list.  PROVINCIAL POLITICS  Further damage to the structure of Canadian unity is expected if the latest Alberta government's Social Credit legislation is declared unconstitutional  by the federal courts, because  Albelrta's Social Credit Premier  Manning then plans an assault  on the British North America  Act, demanding revision, which  will be bitterly opposed by Quebec.  Saskatchewan Liberals are  nettled because of inadequate  publicity about the Liberal Nova  Scotia government increases of  school teachers* salaries to a  minimum of $1,150, double the  average of such Nova Scotia salaries in the 1939-40 period.  PC^DOQOOOQOOOOCOQOOOOOOQOC  1  JERVIS WATER  IRAI^ORT  PENDER  HARBOUR  TOWING  AND  CHARTER  SERVICE  Operated  By  W. H   HEARD  PENDER HARBOUR  SHOP by MAIL  from  IT HAS ITS POINTS  "Every woodsman recognizes  the worth of the porcupine,"  says a natural history authority.  Powell Stores LtcL  Powell River, B. C.  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  For more than 50 years,  UNION has served the  coastal communities of  British Columbia with passenger and freight  transportation.  ���  Daily sailings to Howe  Sound or Gulf. Coast  points via Union ships  as per schedule. Regular  and special, trips via  Howe Sound Ferries departing from Whytecliffe  or Fisherman's Cove.  SECHELT STORE  A good supply of general  merchandise always in  stock. Rennie'Sy 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-U p.m.���Dancing,  Shows at the Pavilion.  ���  For information, call or  phone Mr. R. S. Hackett at  Sechelt Store, or Union  Steamships, Vancouver.  &&OOOOQQOO&QOQOQ&OOtmOOC Friday, July 26, 1946  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C-  Page Three  PRESENTATION MADE  3ss ��__-��gset__ Weds  By Mrs. O. Dubois  Mrs.   Constance   Harper,   our  teacher here, has left us for a  ^few weeks holiday with relatives  in   Victoria   and   Orcas   Island,  Washington.  * *    #  The change in the weather  has pleased everyone here.  Mr.  Myers is getting in his hay.  * *    *  t '  Fred Klein had a good crop of  cherries this year and has done  well with them.  * *    *  Miss Leona Dubois sepnt Monday at home with her parents^  Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Dubois.  I   _4_?%#  I\  'S  General Store  at the Wharf  Halfmoon Bay  Groceries  Meats  Fruit  Vegetables  WHEN AT THE DOCK  REPLENISH YOUR STOCK  ,ve ��l  WHEN Charles E. Lamport awoke on Saturday morning,  July 6th, he no doubt began to lay plans for some special  way of celebrating his 65th birthday Sunday, July 7th;  which birthday also marked his retirement from some  thirty-odd years service with the Pacific Great Eastern  Railway Company.   Little did he know that his family of  nine daughters and one son   ' ;   had these plans well laid for  some time. Their only regret was that they could not  surprise their Mum as well,  but had to take her into  their confidence, else how  could Dad be taken off  guard? However, Mrs. Lamport entered into the game  with spirit and things went  off according to plan.  Charlie has 17 grandchildren  and two great-grandchildren,  and it would have been very  nice if they could have been included in the plans. However  the only ones to be so honored  were baby Mavis Pierce, the  youngest granddaughter, who  was less than a monh old upon  her grandfather's birthday; and  Terry Aldridge who, fortunately for him, lives in Squamish;  for the girls felt it would be too  great a strain on their parents'  if they all brought their offsprings with them, even though  they would have been tickled  to death to come.  FIRST SURPRISE  The first great surprise of the  day was the .arrival in Squamish  of the daughters and those of  their husbands who were able  to come. The supper was served  �����  GIBSONS LANDING  VISIT OUR  NEW  FURNITURE   DEPARTMENT  Don't go any further, we have a complete line of  Household Furniture, High Quality English China  and a good assortment of other Porcelain Ware.  At Mail Order Prices  ���  Phone or Mail Your Order Today  Pender Harbour Traders Ltd.  ... i  ' Madeira Park, Pender Harbour  MERCHANTS and MARINE ENGINEERS  Bt7ix_Dx_ra  sttpp_.i:_s  Plywood; Wallboard,  Roofing,  Shingles,  Cement  SASS and SOOSS  -TAX-iS  FAINT and  VARNISHES  MARINE PAINTS  "Sea Kilig" Brand  BtrHiBEBS'  HARDWARE     *  PLUMBING  SUPPLIES  LINOLEUM  MARINE  BUMFS  "Jabisco"  ROPE and CANVAS  .     . LTJHB-B  MARINE  ENGINES  (new)  Lauson, gas  Murphy���Deisel  Hendy���:Deisel  MARINE  ENGINES  (Rebuilt)  MARINE  SUPPLIES   and  PISHING GEAR  by Lipsett's  STOCKS CARREEB  We carry stocks of most items.   Ask us to submit quotations  for  your  requirements.    You   will   find   our   prices  compare  favorably  with   city  prices.  We hold dealerships from some of the best supply  .houses in Vancouver.  GOOD QTT__-__Tr"��� FATO PRICE  in the Parish Hall by John Hurren, and it was a very merry  bunch indeed that sat down to  do justice to the swell spread  he put on. Father Lamport, of  course, sat at the head of the  table, and those present were  Mr. and Mrs. Steve Murphy  (Thelma) from Mission, B.C.;  Mr. and Mrs. Art Musto (Sylvia), Vancouver; Mr. and Mrs.  Walter Malm (Evelyn), Luntz-  ville, B.C.; Mrs. Jens Sorenson  (Vera), Lund, B.C.; Mr. and  Mrsl Jerry Audet (Esther), Port  Moody, B.C.; Mrs. Len Walker  (Aileen), Alberni, B.C.; Mr. and  Mrs. Bert Pierce (Frances) and  baby Mavis, Vancouver; Mr.  and Mrs. Ed. Aldridge (Alta) and  Terry, Squamish; Mr. and Mrs.  John Boyd (Bette), and Mr. and  Mrs. Russell Lamport, also of  Squamish.  FESTIVE AIR  Flowers oh the table and in  vases in various spots about the  hall gave it a very festive air  indeed; and the banner shouting "Happy Birthday" at Charlie when he walked in, gave it  that party touch.  Second big surprise of the  day was in the form of a party  in this same hall in the evening,  where some fifty friends joined  the family in wishing Charlie  many happy returns of the day;  and congratulating him on his  retirement from the /P.G.E.  It really was a grand evening,  beginning with dancing at nine  o'clock   to   music   supplied   by  Mi*. Jack Woodland of Vancouver;   and   boy,   can   that   man  make that  piano  talk!     There  wasn't one person in that hall  who didn't  get itchy feet;    If6  you don't believe this ask some  of the folk present what they  thought of the Jitterbug contest  won by Mr. J. R. Morrison, and  Vera   Sorenson!     Charlie,   just  to  prove  he  wasn't  as  old  as  some might think,  walked off  with the  second prize.    Some  credit should of course be given  his partner, Aileen Walker.  Did you know we had some  promising milliners amongst  our rdenfolk? You would have  no doubts on this had you seen  some of the creations iri the hat  contest. Marsh Hurren copped  the prize in that one, but it was  a close race. Marsh; I saw some  dandies crowding you!  APPARENT SCANDAL  For awhile it looked as though  a scandal was going to break,  when Nellie Powell and Bob  Watson, each with a suitcase in  their hands, made a mad dash  for the doorway. However,  they stopped before they reached the end of the hall and putting their suitcases down, proceeded to open them up. Nellie's suitcase had various articles  of male apparel, while Bob's  contained some feminine attire.  It turned out each was to dress  up in the contents of their suitcase and he one doing so first  was to be winner. You should  have seen them!' When Nellie  got that Stanfield suit on (over  her other clothes, of course) she  looked right smart! Did you  know that corselette would have  fastened had you put it on properly, Bob? It was on backwards, you know. It seemed to  us it was a tie, and we all think  GIBSONS LANDING���A wed-  ing of much interest in the  community took place on Saf>  urday evening in Nidaros Lutheran Church, New Westminster, when Anna Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Krog-  seth, 420 Ninth street, became  the bride of Mr. Roland Edwin  Spencer, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.  Spencer,   Grantham's   Landing.  The bride, given away by her  father, chose a gown of white  lace over satin, featuring a full  skirt. Her embroidered net veil  was held in place by a coronet  of seed pearls and her bridal  bouquet was of yellow roses,  swansonia, and white carnations.  Miss Muriel Ingle and Miss  Alma Gulbransen, the senior  bridesmaids, were attired in  gowns of mauve and yellow  sheer. Their arm bouquest of  sweet peas and snapdragons.  Mr. Gordon Heatley Was the  groomsman, and th eushers were  Mr. Eric Coqper and Mr. Herbert Halvorsen.  Rev. F. Eide performed the  ceremony. The soloists were  Mrs. Norman Nelson and Miss  M. Avery. The wedding music  was played by Mrs. C. Pollett.  A reception was held in St.  Andrew's Church hall, where  mothers of the bride and groom  received the guests.  Mrs. Iver Iverson, godmother  of   the   bride,   and   Miss   Mae  White presided at the tea table,  and  girl  friends   of  the  bride  .served the guests.  them a couple of good sports.  Dancing filled in a good part  of. the evening, which passed all  to oquickly as all good things  do.  Lunch was served at midnight  by John Hurren, and everyone  will agree with us, it was delicious.  PRESENTATION  Mr. Lamport was presented  with a Reynolds pen from the  shops employees, by Mr. Bailey  who gave a short impromptu  speech on his work with the  P.G.E.  Mir. Morrison also gave an impromptu speech on behalf of the  guests, and told us just how  good a neighbor Charlie is,  which we all believe.   ,  Several purses of money were  given Charlie by his friends;  also a hammer and saw. Looks  as though you haven't retired  after all, Charlie!  Mr. Lamport responded to  these, and a toast to his health  left a few misty eyed.  Altogether it was a successful  evening, and if any of you wonder whether Charlie enjoyed it  or not, just ask to see one of  those pictures Joe Sidsworth  took, and you will have your  answer right there.  Rev. F. Eide proposed the  toast to the bride.  Mr. and Mrs. Spencer will reside in Grantham's Landing on  their return from a wedding trip  to Banff.  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.  BVft  Regular  Scheduled  Freight Service  THREE TIMES  WEEKLY  from  Vancouver  to  Gibsons Landing  Barges leave our Vancouver  Dock every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY at  6 _D.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, Stillwater, Pender  Harbour, Half Moon Bay and  Sechelt.  Transportation  Limited  Vancouver Barge  VANCOUVER, B.C.  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 Page Four  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Ray, B. C.  Friday, July 26, 1946  PARLIAMENTARY backbenchers may be able  to do something about our national registration cards when labor department estimates are  up   for  debate,   says   the  Edmonton  Bulletin.  Officialdom would like Canadians to carry the  cards forever. Police believe they are useful  for identification purposes.  Too frequently, . however, the registration  cards are used by crooks as a means of EVADING identification���how often have we read  of some fellow arrested by the police being in  possession of one or more forged or stolen registration cards.  Fingerprints provide more certain identification, and if we are to have any national identi-  Trimming the Hat  THE BRITISH sailor has, it appears a strong  disposition to wear his hat on the back of his  head���-a tendency regarded with so much disfavor by the Admiralty that it has introduced  an oval hat which, it is claimed, makes the feat  practically impossible. It is, of course, obvious  that if the British tar is to measure up to Gilbert's famous conception of him, if  His nose should pant and his lip should  curl,  His cheeks should flame and his brown  should furl,.  His bosom should heave and his heart  should glow,  And his fist be ever ready for a knockdown blow,  he is bound to spoil the effect if he wears his  hat like a halo.  Nevertheless, one can sympathize with this  desire to carry the hat aft. Even those whose  nautical experience is limited to a "pull round  the pier" will know how tightly the hat must  be affixed for a life on the ocean wave if it  is not to be written off as gone with the wind.  And reflecting that this is the constant ordeal  of the sailor, they will see in the perilous angle  of his headgear ashore a natural and not inappropriate symbol of the holiday mood. One  must grant, however, that in this fashion it  does not present an appearance that is altogether shipshape; but whether the eval hat  will ride on an even keey, or merely list recklessly to port or starboard, remains to be seen.  ���Christian Science Monitor.  Remember the  Woodshed?  A PROFESSOR, talking recently to a group  of parents, deplored the fact that architects  have overlooked the importance of the woodshed in their house designs. Of course, the professor was looking for a laugh���and he got it.  The woodshed was more than a storehouse  for the winter's supply of firewood. It was  the place for putting things you were going  to throw away or had planned to take to the  basement when you had the time. Of course,  you never did either. That's why the old lantern  still hung on the side of the wall, nicely  coated with cobwebs, and why a pair of sleigh  bells, dangled from an overhead beam, and  bits of leather, wire, tin, and lumber roosted  here and there. The fellow with the woodshed  always had what he wanted when he needed  it!    -      '  The woodshed had its unforgettable odor.  Its earthy floor, seasoned with chips of pine  and cedar and the dry bark of fir gave off a  rich nostril-tingling aroma. While some took  pride in long, neat rows of wood, more often  the wood sprawled over the floor in an arc  around   the   chopping  block.  Summer or winter, the woodshed was a  haven from sudden storms. It was the place  you knocked the mud or snow from your boots  before entering the house. It was the place you  hung your overalls and fishing tackle.  The problem is, we suppose, to adapt the  woodshed and its purposes to the age of apartments and city dwellings. And we aren't  thinking solely of the purpose to which the  professors referred.  We have heard the usually dumb rabbit  squeal in emergencies, but we wish some naturalist would explain to us how a weasel goes  pop.  Certainly the caste system was rampant in  the first AEF. Officers slept in drafty chau-  teaux, while the doughboy climbed a ladder  into a warm, fragrant haymow.  fication system, it should be based on fingerprints���made when we are babies and filed  away at some national or provincial headquarters.  Apart from any question of "regimentation,"  the cards have served their wartime purpose  more or less effectively, are now frayed and  dirty after five years in a pocket book, are more  often than not left at home just when a policeman Wants to see one, and might better be discarded once and for all.  Even provincial liquor boards could get  along very well without their being produced  when permits are purchased. There again a  fingerprint would be more certain to tell the  truth.  THIS IS the week when newspaper publishers  of America rendezvous in New York. They  say they come to talk over problems, but we  still think they come to consult psychiatrists  and find out why they ever chose a business  with so much abuse in return for so /-much  effort, worry and investment.  We think a lot of 'em come just to have their  headaches gone over.  They are in one of the toughest businesses in  the world, always a target for assorted attacks  and seldom getting much credit for doing a  job that is as important as any in the country,  and one that is done all in all, with rare skill  and top wisdom.  The newspaper readers feel familiar with  writers, with artists, strip cartoonists and some  of the editors, but mighty few know the boys  who pay the bills, plot the course, weather the  gales and handle the knotty problems that  mean the difference between owning a newspaper and fraternizing with the referee in bankruptcy.  Most readers never heard of the men who  give the yes or no in the times of crisis, who  do a vital job without any of the applause,  cheers or spotlights and who get abused by  every crackpot in the country.  It is more the fashion now than ever to jibe  at the newspapers, to take dirty cracks at the  press, to leap into every yniike; and' ontoyevery  soapbox with slurs abquf; the' freedbmYof' the  press; yet the press was never in better hands,  never run on a higher level and never managed  with less narrowness, more respect for traditions and a greater yen to give the people all  the news all the time.  This writer has been a newspaperman since  he was knee high. He has been in most every  department of trie business. And he is yet to  see that oft-pictured animal, the corrupt newspaper publisher.  *    ��    *  He has seen them in the movies and in Daily  Worker cartoons, and he has heard of them  from the pop-off boys on the airwaves, the  cheap mud-slingers and the small time politicians. Bue he has always noticed that behind  the dirtiest digs at the fairness of the press  there is some man, who, if he had charge of  a newspaper, would be a standout demagogue  and a fellow who would choke before he would  give the other fellow's side of a story.  All the publishers we have ever known have  been 100 per cent square shooters. As a columnist we have never had one suggest an angle  or order any attitude on any issue or interfere  life we have yet to hear a suggestion that we  with us in the slightest respect. And in all our  slant a story, withhold the other.  ���By H. I. Phillips in The New York Sun.  1  Poetfs Corner  DAWN  By Wynne  Dawn steals out like a merry sprite;  Pauses breathless a moment,  Then slowly parts deep velvet curtains of night.  Looks up as in gay surprise; s  Then happily flings across the skies  Slim, gossamer scarves of light.  A few small stars staying out oyer late  Stumble, then patter down the stairway of sky*  To where he mother moon serenely waits.  Bird voices assemble their loveliest notes  Praise to their maker. Thanks for stars ;  And a safe night.   Thanks for the morning sun.  Dawn has made again her breathless enchanting flight:  A new day has begun.  Les Peterson, Correspondent.  GIBSONS LANDING���The Bay  and Headlands districts of  Gibsons no whave the service  of a local store. This new business, operating as The Black  and White Store, is located on  the Gower Point Road next to  the Community Playground site.  Proprietor Jack White has a  very neat store and a locality  which will unquestionably become more and more central as  the Headlands district becomes  built up.  * *    *  Under auspices of the St. Vincent Mission, there will be a  social evening in the Legion  Hall on Tuesday, August 6.  Bingo, tea, and a sale of home  cooking are scheduled for the  evening.  * *    *  A business entirely new to  this district, that of store and  restaurant combined, is open to  the public commencing Saturday, July 27. Located immediately below the school hall, this  undertaking aims at filling a  tirple need: light lunches, hot  drinks and sundries for school  students, snacks for dance and  theatre goes, and shopping facilities for those people who  live at least a mile from the  village. All three needs are  present and have been expressed; now they may all look to  being filled.  The store and cafe dining  room are housed under one roof.  The store is to be largely self-  service. The cafe is equipped  with modern counters and an  up-to-date kitchen, capable of  serving all requests from sandwiches to full-course meals. Jim  Carson and Wally Peterson have  built a structure that is an asset  to their neighborhood. They,  have built well, in the faith that  their community will grow.  ...��������..���*'.���.  Jim Drummond, well known  Gibsons athlete, successfully  completed his junior matriculation at the Howe Sound United school, the Department of  Education has announced.  Well, Are They?  It is true of our own country  above all, perhaps, as it is true  of practically every other country, that there are committees  and boards and conferences and  commissions sitting on pretty  nearly every conceivable matter, but are the results what  they might be?  Marshall Bros.  Plumbing and Heating  Estimates  Given  Gibsons Landing, B. C.  R.C.M.P. Constable Kenneth  Austin and family of Edmonton  are the guests of the constable's  mother at Gibsons Landing. We  wish him: the luck he had last  year when two nice Cohoes  came his way.  * *  y*  Mrs. Workman was a visitor  at Vancouver for two weeks as  the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Bill  Workman.  * *    *  Capt. Lanaway with Mrs.  Lanaway and Doreen spent the  week-end at Granthams.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Reichalt and  Dickie of Edmonton are spending their* vacation at Granthams  as the guests of Mr. and Mrs..  Pateman.  * *    *  Mrs. Scott and Allan are the  guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dave  Bates.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. John Howlett of  Burnaby are the guests of Mr.  and Mrs. Fred Howlett.  ERIC INGLIS  GENERAL  TRUCKING  and FUEL  Gibson's Landing  m^nn  V.   llAn  General Store  Pender Harbour  Groceries ��� Meats  Drygoods ��� Drugs  Fishing Tackle  Hardware  Independent Fish  Dealers  Home Oil  Products  Consolidated Brokers Ltd.  Stocks, Bonds, Oil Royalties, Real Estate,  Insurance. Having taken over the offices of  Whitaker and Whitaker Ltd., our continuity  in Gulf Coast Real Estate business dates  from 1912.  Subdivisions, Homes, Lots and other properties on  the waterfront and inshore from Williamsons Landing to Irvines Landing.  Gulf Coast Real Estate Office  HALFMOON   BAY  Manager: E. W. Parr Pearson  VANCOUVER OFFICE  942 West Pender St.  PAcific3348 Friday, July 26,1946  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C._  Page Five  TEXADA NARRATIVES  by Margery Thomas  Correspondent  Among the visitors holidaying  at the Hidden Bay resort this  month were Mr. and Mrs. Da\*id  Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gibbons, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barker and their three children,  rMs. Ella Clark, Miss Elsie  Prentice and Miss Ethel Armi-  tage, of Vancouver.  * *    *  On their way down from a  trip to Princess Louise were  Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Wood of  Vancouver, in their sailboat  "Pegasus", to attend the festival  and dance. They remained a few  days longer to visit with friends  in the district before setting sail  for their home port.  * *    *  Holidaying in the district this  week aboard their sloop "Bal-  andra" are Mr. and Mrs. Colftn  Hanney and Mr. Allen Haynes,  all of Vancouver.  ESSO GASOLINE  MARVELUBE 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  Irvine's Landing  Pender Harbour  &  TRANSFER  "REDROOFS"  HALFMOON BAY  General Trucking  Let us help you solve  your transportation  problems!  MIDWAY GENERAL  STORE  Gibsons Landing  Near Howe Sound School  Quality Merchandise  Wednesday and Saturday  Free Delivery  J. E. Connor, Proprietor  Now jn Service  By LES  PETERSON  GIBSONS LANDING���Sea Bus  Lines, Ltd., announce that  their new ferry, Sea Bus 1, is  now on scheduled service. The  two boats have a carrying capacity of 60 passengers, or  double the number who could  travel when the Commuter was  alone on the run.  The public is advised that  with this augmented service  there is little or no need for advance reservations. However,  reservations will be accepted on  most trips until further notice  up to the capacity of one boat.  The Sea Bus 1, While basically  the same as the Commuter, has  a number of innovations. It  makes more efficient use of  seating space, has lower and  larger window space, and is  generally more bus-like in appearance than its elder sister,  is now a possibility of great  With two boats on the, run there  flexibility of service to accommodate current needs.  WILSON CREEK  MRS. D. ERICKSON  Correspondent  There have been many summer visitors around since the,  holiday blackberrying between  showers, also a large contingent  of Girl Guides at the camp  which keeps George Walker  busy in the garden. We are glad  to say he is about again after  quite a serious illness. ,  * *    *  Les and Joan Wilkinson were  recent callers from Pender.  Capt. Laurie (retired) and Mrs.  Herslet who are visiting at Pender came down with them.  ��� .* _*__#  A nice surprise last Sunday  when Mr. and Mrs. Terry Jackson of Nanaimo journeyed up  by ferry for the day to call on  Mrs. Jackson Sr. After a drive  up to visit at Pender they returned to Vancouver with R.T. J.  in the Sea Comet II.  We are fighting a losing battle  with the crows and robins and  the cherry crop is so small we  cannot donate to our friends as  we would like to.  * *    *  Holidaying here from Victoria  are Dorothy and Daphne Ratledge who formerly lived in Britannia townsite. The- old dog  "Peggoty" who has a home here  now was very happy to see the  visitors.  R. T. Jackson's "Sea Comet  II" placed second in the jubilee  regatta and was a thrilling event  for spectators around English  Bay.  LAUNCHES SOLD  WAR ASSETS Corporation has  sold the 40-foot launch Whist- /  ler to Aitken Tug and Barge  company, Vancouver, and the  40-foqt Melvin Swartout to  Charles Wiliams of False Bay  Trading Co., Lasqueti Island.  By MAISIE DEVITT  YEARS ago I read a cute novel called "The Agony Column" by  Earl Derr Biggers, and ever since I have been fascinated by  the little dramas of tragedy or comedy in the daily personal ads.  For instance, there's the perennial middle-aged bachelor who  wishes to correspond with a widow or spinster ���"object matrimony". Now he is probably just what he says he is, a lonely soul  seeking companionship, but my lurid imagination immediately pictures him as an aging lothario, a second Bluebeard Landru, seeking victims to rob and murder.  And then there's the agonized lover, who is eternally addressing tearful pleas to Dear Little Girl. "O please write just once  in memory of our beautiful love," he moans. But Dear Little  Girl remains obdurate���and personally, I don't blame her.  Another perennial is the dashing salesman, in town for a week,  who wants to meet a beautiful blonde���as who doesn't?���and  while we're on the subject of "wolves, how about the tall dark  young widower, desirous of making the acquaintance of an attractive lady���object matrimony if suited. He must be a trifle hard  to suit, because he pops up on an average of four times a year.  Cryptic ads appear occasionally, and I am instantly intrigued.  I recall the Oppenheim tales of lovely slant-eyed foreign spies, and  international espionage rings. I try eagerly* to decipher them, so  that I can expose the vile creatures, save the secret weapon, and  win fame and fortune. But to no avail. Although probably it  would only turn out to be somebody who wanted to sell a pound  of butter on the black market, or something equally picayune.  So perhaps it's just as well that I'm no Ellery Queen in the art  of solving ciphers.  And after all who could help but be curious and mystified on  reading an ad like the following���"Dear Egotist���Night and Day.  Please acknowledge" signed "Unscrupulous". I really think the  F.B.I, or its Canadian equivalent should investigate that.  The Personal, though, isn't the only fascinating column in the  classified section of your daily paper. Have you happened to glance  through the "Houses for Rent"���if any lately? Then you have a  treat in store. Nobody, of course, would dare to murmur "Black  Market". The rents asked may seem a trifle breath-taking to us.  benighted small-owners, but they are within the restrictions. However there seems to be no law against practices of this sort���and  they are legion:  "A six-roomed house, fully modern, low rental. Exchange  tenancy for car at ceiling."  "A two-room suite, furniture $400 cash."  One can readily picture the few sticks of rickety furniture  offered with a "take it or leave it" insolence to some desperate  home-seeker.^But the one that really burned me up was his bit of  grafting, aimedall"too obviously at "some serviceman's hard-won  gratuities:  "Two-room cottage: suitable for ex-serviceman and wife. 12  months rent in advance."  It must be legal, but methinks it is a racket���and me also  thinks it smelleth to high Heaven.  Therfe ought to be a law.  Jofam Cattanaeh  GIBSONS LANDING  At Your Service for  ROOFING ��� RUMPUS ROOMS  REPAIRS  REMODELING ��� REBUILDING  EAVES TROUGHS INSTALLED  LayOff  The Sparrow  By J. D. S. BARRETT  PRETTY nigh a century has  passed since the first English  sparrow was liberated in Canada. We shall always suppose,  though nothing of the sort has  been mentioned, that the gamin  of the sparrow family came  west in close pursuit of the  caterpillars. Out here on the  Pacific coast the English sparrow has been as unpopular as  the species soon became in the  east, but reports of its harmful  Qualified ornithologists will  tell you that this bird is a tireless bug-hunter and worm-  habits have not been sustained,  snatcher. And it is a bird of  most resourceful wit; for, mark  you, when horses became comparatively scarce, the English  sparrow learned to canvass the  radiators of autos for their yield  of trapped insects.  These observations are prefatory to remarking that it is a  strange story they tell now of  flocks of English sparrows devastating the lettuce and spinach  crops of some Pacific coast communities. Let it be known,  though, that it is not a habit of  the species to flock and tour the  countryside, and neither is it a  habit to feed upon a green crop,  as many gardeners in the Powell  River district will undoubtedly  verify. And while it is fantastic to assume that any other  bird could be mistaken for the  outcast we shall not dismiss the  CBC's  special  events  chief for  Western Canada is fast-talking, energetic radio reporter Bill  Herbert.  From his Pacific coast headquarters at the Corporation's  Vancuover studios, Bill covers  the west for both Trans-Canada  and Dominion networks, as well  as for CBC's international short  wave service. Frequently his  voice is carried world wide  when he does a special broadcast for BBC which is beamed  around the globe from London.  possibility that the destruction  of some gardens has occurred.  As with a dog, give a bird a bad  name, and people are ready to  believe it capable of any felony.  By VIOLET SEAMAN  ��� WHEN Harry Trim, the fisherman, reported his findings of  iron ore on Texad alsland in  1871, to his friend, S. P. Moody  of the Moodyville sawmill on  Burrard Inlet, he began a ball  rolling that grew beyond any  anticipations he migh have had,  and then exploded.  On June 19, 1873, at New  Westminster, four men filed the  first applications for pre-emptions on Texada Island. These  were H. W. Hughes, H. Trim,  John Moffatt and J. A. CottrilL  recorded in that order.  Early in August of that year  Mr. Moody made a trip to Victoria. He visited the Honorable  Amor De Cosmos, then premier  of British Columbia; G. A. Wal-  kem and other prominent citizens, telling them of the iron,  indications on Texada's west  ��� coast. Mr. Moody suggested that  a group of them make a personal visit to the coast.  The plan was acted upon  without delay.  When the prospecting group  returned from the jaunt to the  iron properties, there were immediately filed thirteen applications for land���-in the names of  friends of Mr. Moody���and all  covered by mining claims.  While in Ottawa and then in  London, England, in the fall of  that same year, Mr. De Cosmos  attempted to interest capialists  in the potentialities of Texada's  iron deposits. At the same  time, no word had come to light  in British Columbia concerning  the premier's interest in the  property, not even through Mr.  De Cosmos' newspaper, the  Standard.  Suddenly, in February 1874,  just prior to the Dominion* election, the Colonist broke a story:  principal members of the government were the actual holders  of extensive iron property at  Texada Island, for which the  pre-emptors named were merely agents. . <���  A Royal Commission was appointed to investigate the whole  matter which soon became  known as the Texada Scandal.  Included in the commission was  the famous Sir Matthew Baillie  Begbie, supreme court judge.  The cemmossion heard evidence from the members of the  government, * from the nominal  pre-emptors and from anyone  whose name was linked with  that part of Texada or its iron.  The investigation lasted from  March 24 to October 5, 1874.  * In spite of " all suspicion  aroused, the commission found  that there was not enough evidence to prove the accusations of  dishonorable conduct on the .  part of any member of the government, relative to the iron  property.  When the scandal had been  duly tucked away in legal  phraseology, owners of the iron  property found the results not  adverse. Publicity arising out  of the investigation had caused  financial interests to cast speculative eyes on Texada. Page Six  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, July 26, 1946  Inez  Willison,   Correspondent  MR. AND MRS. H. I. Vence o��  West Vancouver are spending  their holiday at Secret Cove  with friends, Mr. and Mrs. Has-  tie also of West Vancouver.  They also have been spending  some time with John Brynelson  and Willisons. Mr. Vence is the  owner of the fine yacht Melapus.  Mr. Ed Green and Vernon  have returned after a few days  in Vancouver .on business. Mr.  and Mrs. Ivar B. Jorgenson  have returned home after a  week's stay in New Westminster, a business and pleasure trip  combined.  * *    *  Rev. A. Green on the hopsital  ship John Antle stopped in for a  iew days' visit with old and  new friends.  * *    *  Mr. Keene, who is working  for the Jorgenson Logging Co.,  received bad news today. His  wife phoned him from Vancou- .  ver that his small son was seriously ill. He left at once for  Vancouver. "  J Britannia Townsite  By   LARRY   STEWART  A mass of 600 tons of rock fell  from Gibraltar into the sea recently."  Thomas  General  Merchant  ��������������.'  Bus stop at Sports  Fishing Centre  HALFMOON BAT  Specializing in  Standard Oil Products  As I start to pen this (what  some flatteringly refer to as a  column) we are experiencing a  taste of summer. We have waited long, very long and now,  that it is finally here, I feel  more like basking under a big  shady tree, with one of Sambo's  big juicy watermelons. On second thought, perhaps a small  portions of malt beverage would  do. However the main thought  behind my ramblings is, t have  about as much ambition today  as that mosquito would have  had, last night, after drinking  his fill from the back of my  neck. Yes, I think I will have  to point out to Ernie Pearson,  it is easily worth double time,  writing on a day like this.  * *    *  Did you see the smile on the  face of Paul Billwiller last Wednesday, July 17, as he was running for the skip. Yes sir, Mrs.  Billwiller had just presented  him with a baby son. Congratulations! It is also reported a few  vest buttons were found along  * *    *  his path.  The results of the university  entrance examinations became  known this last week. We find  that three of our local students  made the grade successfully.  They were Kathie Clifton,  Norah Swan and Rita Anderson.  Congratulations!  s��        a��        jj:  Saturday, July 20, saw the  old-timers, both young and old,  enjoying themselves at the old-  time dance sponsored by the  Ladies' Auxiliary and the local  Union.  Mrs. Cadenhead, Mr. St. Lau- *  rent and Mr. Proudfoot supplied  the music, while Mr. A. Stark  acted as M.C. .  The crowd was not a large  one, no doubt owing to our  present heat wave, but everyone  attending reported a darn good  time.  *    *    *  Plans are under way for an  amateur night, to be held July  27. This particular type of  show, generally brings forth  hidden talent in the communiy,  which might otherwise never  be knpwn.    So we are loolung  IKIVII  IIHBIIHHH  ���inwimi  in  For Future Security  Desirable lots available in the new Sechelt Sub-  division-ron the road to Porpoise Bay.  For information SEE, WRITE OR PHONE  R. S. HACKETT  Union S. S. Co., Sechelt  1  IIH_WIHlUHy!H!IHill!W!  llWIHIiHI!  IIH1II_0  "Prompt Attention To Mail Orders!"  <fc RESTMORE FURNITURE:  Beds, Springs, Mattresses  jr General Electric APPLIANCES: Radios, Refrigerators  &  Washing Machines  <jr FURNITURE: Occasional Tables, Cedar Chests, Lamps etc  FURNITURE  forward to a few nice surprises  on Saturday.  *    *    *  Today is the twentieth day of  the strike among the hardrbck  miners, with the end still in the.  distant future.  Since we last went to press,  Chief Justice Sloan has resigned  as mediator in this dispute, but  accepted a position as advisor  to the conciliator, expected to  be named shortly.  Things in our community are  still running along smoothly.  The Ladies' Auxiliary are making a huge success of the canteen they are operating. Entertainment is being kept going at a fairly fast pace, with  ballgames, shows, cards, bingo  and weekly dances.  Yes, "the underground workers are acquiring something  very unusual, a suntan.  What has happened to our  Beach correspondent? It is  very, very suspicious. The man  in the straw hat is looking very  sleek and satisfied these days  and  is  seen,  every  once  in  a  while, licking his chops.  * *    *  PLAYERS' CLUB ENTERED  IN DRAMA FESTIVAL  The Townsite Players' Club is  entering a play in the International Drama Festival, to be  held in the Royal York Theatre  at Victoria, August 5 to 10, inclusive.  The local club has chosen  "Andante" by Wesley Coutts, as  their entry and are placed first  on the program for the evening  of August 6.  The story is based around a  despairing violinist who has lost  the use of his left hand but who  , finally   takes   courage   from   a  trusting son.  The play is directed by Wesley Black with Charlie Sherriff  as stage manager. The cast  chosen is as follows: Larry  Stewart as David Lawrence, the  violinist; Marion Fraser as Martha Lawrence, the wife; Don  Heron as Bruce Lawrence,, the  son; George Deacon as Doctor  Andrews,    and    Eleanor    Jean  Dunbar as the maid.  * *    *  MRS. REGINALD CLIFTON  PASSES  Britannia Townsite lost a resident of many years, in the passing of Mrs. Reginald Clifton, on  July 16. Although Mrs. Clifton  had been coniined to the hospital in Vancouver for several  weeks, her passing came as a  shock to many of her friends.  Always an active worker for the  Ladies' Guild, her absence will  be sadly missed by the ladies of  the organization.  Besides her husband, she is  survived by two sons, Everard,  of Flin Flon, and William at  home, three daughters, Mrs. J.  Caverly, of Sheridon, Kathleen  and Joan at home. %  Funeral services took place in  Vancouver, Friday, July 19, in  Simmons adn McBride Funeral  Chapel, interment being in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  WESTVIEW, B. C. - Phone 230  The Niflie Nightie of His Grace  The Duke  Fair, good-looking Duke of  Sutherland always wears a long  flannel nightgown in bed. It  has smartly tailored cuffs. His  black bedroom slippers are  decorated with two entwined  Sis. Oh, yes, fashion is no  longer confined to day clothes;  nightwear is chosen with just  as much care.���London Daily  Mirror.  By "OBSERVER"  The dance Saturday night was  quite a success towards the latter part of the evening. The  music was supplied by Canada's  famous biind pianist, Ronnie  MatKews. Those who found the  night rather warm for dancing  accompanied the dancers as well  as Ronnie in harmonizing the  songs played. Keep your eye  open for another dance next  month.  The bear that has been prow-r  ling around the SqUamish hotel  greeted Tom Sing in his home  entrance the other day. He has  been well taken care of by the  Squamish   police*   however.   A  friendly little thing, wasn't he!  * *.    *.  Mr. and Mrs.' Stan Gold were  visiting here with parents and  relatives for a few days; .  * - *    *  We were sorry to hear about  Julia Munro's sickness; This  weather should be of great help  in regaining her health again.  In a week's time Miss Munro  will be aboard the P.G.E. for a  visit to Rainbow, B. C.  ��� * ���   *    *  Mrs. E. Bishop spent a short  visit in Vancouver and at Deep  Cove.  * *    *  BITS OF GOSSIP  It is said that as Mrs. J. was  hanging out h6r washing she  heard her neighbor Mr. N tell  Mrs. B. that her sister's niece's  nephew heard the plumber telling Mr. K. that he had heard  through very reliable sources  that Mrs. Z.'s doctor said he had'  been to Vancouver and was  talking to Dr. ? who said he had  personally done a very neat cutting job on a certain newspaper  columnist's throat. "Unquote";  The question now is: Why did  the doctor cut the newspaper  columnist's. throat?  Mystery!  It is quite an idea of McKenzie's Ltd. to have a gentleman  behind the gents' counter. And  ladies behind the ladies' counter. Certainly would be a mix-  up if they ever got mixed up!  Constable W. L. Cottingham  left for Chilliwack Sunday, Mrs.  Cottingham arid aGil having left  a few days earlier.  Constable Malins who succeeds Constable Cottingham in  charge of the local detachment  of B. C. Police, arrived Monday  to take over his new charge. He  has spent several years in the  force and appears to have what  it takes to handle the job.  *  Summer has at last arrived,  the children are taking full ad-  vanage of the bathing weather,  patronizing both the Red bridge  and Pete Weir's swimming holes.  *    *    ��  The P.G.E. are relocating the  water main on the west side of  Cleveland Avenue so that it wili  not be covered by the new paving job.  MM  If You Have .. ���  an aching back, spots iri  front of you, water'oh  the brain, mud on your  shoes,  TAKE THE CURE AT  Wakefield Inn  Sechelt  COFFEE SHOP  Open Noon to Midnite.  w. P. PIEPER  GENERAL STORE  IRVINE'S LANDING  PENDER  HARBOUR  Dealer in  U. S. Electric Light Plants  (now" in stock)  Fairbanks-Morse Electric  Light Plants  BriggE-Stratton Motors  Gasoline Driven Water  ��� Pumps .'���''.  Thor Gasoline Driven Wash  Machines  Radios  Oil Heaters and Ranges  Complete Stock of  Pipe Fittings  JL  _>,  Pile Driver will be in vicinity of Jervis Inlet,  Pender Harbor and Gibsons Landing during June  and July. If any work offering please notify  NANAIMO TOWING CO., LTD.  Nanaimo, B. C.  mtWaf  Mt  60-Day DeKvery Guaranteed oil  31- and 33-Passenger URBAN & SCHOOL  Because   she   has    chic,   the,  Duchess of Kent shops easily.  (PUSHER-TYPE, WITH DIRECT DRIVE)  Assuring SAFETY, matchless performance, up-to-the-  minute passenger comfort, and refinement of design.  Write or phone your REO Distributor for B.C.:  BINGHAM & H0BBS  I EQUIPMENT CO, LTD.  395 W. 5th Ave      VANCOUVER, B.C.        FAirmont 7030  Complete Parts Service Friday, July 26, 1946 _  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C_.  _ Page Seven  By Adelaide  The fact that children copy  adults makes it desirable that  the parents should show desirable traits in their dealings with  other people.  Parents should have interests  outside the home ~ so they will  not  make  too   great  demands  upon their, children. Mothers  who "sacrifice" themselves for  their children would be horrified if anyone accused them of  being unkind to them yet this  is frequently the case.  v  Parents who have no interests apart from their children  will be unwilling to let them  grow Up and will get pleasure  from  their   children's   depends  ence upon them. We have all at  least heard of the mother who  says, "I don't know what John  will do without me!" and we are  glad that John is to have the  chance at las and hope that it  is not too late. We see then that  this matter of parental responsibility is far more than a matter of providing food, clothing  and shelter for our children., It  is more than "doing our best"  to bring them up well. It is up  to all parents not only to find  out all they can about good  methods of child training, but to  see that they provide that "atmosphere of growth" which is so  essential to their development.  DANGER!  AHEAD  if  FOREST fires are a hazard ��� a deadly  and costly hazard that affects all of us  here in British Columbia. Each year,  despite careful vigilance on the part of  our Forest Rangers, hundreds of thousands of dollars damage to our forests is  caused by downright carelessness!  Your own common sense will warn  you that incalculable damage can be  inflicted on heavy growth timber by an  improperly extinguished match, cigarette  or camp fire.  This is especially true during the  summer danger period. In the vicinity  of forest lands, be particularly vigilant  and exceptionally careful!  Britisli   Colninbia   Forest   Service  wm Ai mm  PARLIAMENTBUILDINGS   -   VICTORIA, B.C.  ���  MRS. W. D. GILBERT  Correspondent  90  MRS. jG. DARLING and Mrs.  H. C Hearns entertained in  honor of Mrs. Andrew Byers,  whose marriage took place recently. Tea was served by Miss  Sharon Hearns and Miss Margo  Vint, who also presented the  guest/of honor with a gift and a  corsage: Guests invited were:  Mrs. Lemieux, Mrs. H. Burke,  Mrs. F. D. Rice, Mrs. J. Howatt,  Mrs. S. McKay, Mrs A. Flay,  Mrs. J. Hunter, Mrs. E. Clayton,  Miss Violet Potts, Mrs. R. S.  Hackett, Mrs. W. D. ~ Gilbert,  Mrs. Burrows, Mrs. H. Neal,  Mrs. A. A. Cawley, Mrs. E. Hill,  Mrs. J. McGuiness, Mrs. J.  Sowerby, Mrs. G. Colson, Mrs.  A. Barker, Mrs. L. Lund, Mrs. S.  Vint.  * *-   *  Guests of. Mr. and Mrs. A.  .Flay are Mrs. R. Mitchell and  Miss Barbara Flay.  * *    *  Miss Pat Burley has been the  guest of her grandparents, Mr.  and Mrs. George Walton.  Mrs. L. Ross with her grandchildren, Merrily and Ditty, and  her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ivan  Ross, have taken up residence  in their new home in Sechelt.  * *    *  Guests at Selma Park resort  were: Mrs. F. Mills and son, Mr.  and Mrs. D. Richardson and son  Donald, Mrs. R. Dillaboiigh and  son, Miss Heads, Mr/ arid Mrs.  McLaughlin and'daughters, Mr.  and Mrs. McLaren with their  five children, Mr. and Mrs. Summers with Norma and Harold,  Mr. and Mrs. Tuson and family.  * *    *  Guests at Bay view Lodge:  Mrs. Margaret Wintemute, Miss  E. Greatholder, the Misses Mc-  permot, Miss Edith Black, Miss  Betty Harris, Mrs. Cockerill,  Miss Betty Cockrill, Mr. and  Mrs. Winsley and Sid Winsley,  Mrs. Betty stones and Ian, Mrs.  E. H. Macey and Roy, Mr. and  Mrs. W. Morrison, Mr. and Mrs.  Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Holder, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Dosman,  Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Gordon, Mr.  and Mrs. W, Thompson, Mr. A.  Ritchie.  Gibsons Girl Weds  Hopkins Landing Man  GIBSONS LANDING���A wedding of interest throughout  the community took place here  on Monday, July 8, when Eileen  Emily, daughter of Mr. and  Mrs. C. P. Smith, became the  bride of Fred Wallace, son of  Mr. and Mrs. George Graham  of Hopkins Landing. The ceremony was performed in St. Bar-  tholohew Anglican Church, Rev.  J. E. W. Snowden officiating.  The bride was given away by  her father, with her sister Joyce  as bridesmaid. Jack Inglis acted as best man. During the  signing of the register the best  man sang Sigmund Romberg's  "One  Alone,"  accompanied  by  Mr. W. H. Haley, church organist, who provided the wedding music.  Following a reception at the  home of the bride's parents, the  northern Saskatchewan, where  bride and groom left for Dillon,  Wally is to be employed by the  Hudson's Bay Co.  Both Eileen and Wall have  served as correspondents to the  News and both have been actively associated with school and  community activities. Wally  will be particularly missed by  the orchestra, in which he was  pianist.  EXPERT   RADIO   REPAIRS  Your radio repaired in 48 hours  by our expert radio engineers.  We convert battery sets to electric. Ship to:  B.C. ELECTRICAL REPAIR  Company  1061' Granville St.,  Vancouver, B.C.  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  *  A Complete  Hairdressing  Service  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  WEST HOWE SOUND  CHIMNEY SERVICE  Hopkins to Pender Harbour  FIREPLACE and CHIMNEY  BUILDING SWEEPING and  REPAIRS  Address letters to  Gibsons Landing Post Office  Lloyd Roller, Proprietor  I.  Wm. McFADDEN  Optometrist  510  West  Hastings Street  VANCOUVER  ���  at Gibson's Landing  EACH  Friday and Saturday  Eyes Examined and GUmm  Fitted  T. R. GODFREY  AND COMPANY LTD.  GIBSON'S LAIffllT^  General Trucking  and Fuel  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 Page Eight  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  - Friday, July 26, 1946  Brigade HoSd  They'll Do It Every  lime  toglttmd U. J- Poimi OOe.  By Jimray Hatlo  GRANTHAM'S LANDING���The  local fire brigade held its first  full dress rehearsal on July 2Hr  The organization is under the  direction  of Fire  Chief  Steadman   who   has   under   training  about 20 men including a hose  crew of six, a ladder crew of six  and a salvage crew of six with  Walter   Chambers  as  engineer.  The   pumping   engine   which  was   secured   from   the   A.R.P.  has   a  pressure   of  100  pounds  and  throws  a  good stream  of  water, about 50 or 60 feet and  with 1000 ft. of hose will take-  care of all houses on the water  front.  Later the community hopes  io have a 25,000 gallon tank on  the hill with a 4-inch pipe-line  and hydrants on each level  which will take care of all property in the village.  There is a fine spirit among  the men and a running fire of  good humored remarks from the  idlers as the men compete in  unwinding and coupling hose.  So far the honors are with  the teams of Vaughn Moore and  Wales and Steadman and Ox-  ley respectively with an elapsed  lime of 16 seconds. The rest of  the gang don't want to see their  lime in print but hope after  some weeks of road work to be  in better sha��>e to /compete.  Fire practice will be held each  week until further notice.%  Boat Heads  For Open Sea  Under Own Power  AN ODD incident took place at  Vananda last week when a  boat which had been taken to  Beale's Quarries by Bill Guzman, suddenly headed out for  Malaspina Straits under its own  power and without a tenant.  The incident happened when  Mr. Guzman found his scow had  grounded on a rock projection.  Leaving the boat engine running  in order to keep the line taut,  he climbed back over the scow  to survey the situation. It was  while he was absent from the  helm that the craft swung  around, snapped its towline and  proceeded towards the open sea.  Luckily, it caught an extended  boomstick and was deflected into the nearby booming grounds  where the captain boarded iV  FOR  Lunch, Dinner or  Afternoon Tea  come to  Bonnie Brook  Lodge  GOWER POINT  For large parties please  reserve. by writing in advance. "  The  Sea Breeze  BEAUTY PARLOR  GIBSON'S LANDING  is. able to offer you a complete  'line of beauty services at  prices to suit the family budget.  ��� Permanent Waving in all  the latest methods ��� including ColdWaves.  ��� Lovely to look at.  ��� Easy to care for.  ��� Individual Styling for a  lovlier you.  ��� Make;. your appointments  today.  Operator: Miss Elsie Innes  Joice Department  Comedians Name Best  Jokes for Past Month  WHAT ARE the best gags heard  on the radio last month? This  question was put to the most  popular comedy a(hd vairiety  shows, according to popular surveys, and here is their collective  answer. Each show picked what  it considered. to be the funniest  lines it had presented during the  month.  FIBBER McGEE  What are you reading, McGee?  It's a very fascinating book  on how to live to be a hundred  and fifty years old.  Heavenly days! I didn't know  anything lived to that age except elephants, redwood trees  and radio jokes.  EDGAR BERGEN  You see, Mortimer, when you  sleep-walk your body is awake  but your mind is asleep.  Wull, with me, that's nothing  unusual.  BOB HOPE SHOW  How deep is this oil well of  yours?  Twenty thousand  miles.  No machinery will drill a well  that deep.  Who said anything about machinery?  If you don't use machinery,  how can you drill a well 20,000  miles deep?  Small gopher, big whip.  JACK BENNY SHOW /  Why in the. world did you  take a hotel room that's so far  Underground as this?  My room isn't so far underground.  It isn't, eh? I came into, the  lobby and then kept walking  downstairs until I was stopped  by John L. Lewis, who put a  lamp on my head and said, "It's  okay for two weeks."  FRED ALLEN SHOW  A person's work has a lot to  do with the condition of his feet.  Yes. I know a man who works  ten hours a day and his feet are  in perfect condition.  What does he do?  He's a mounted cop.  And he has no trouble at all?  No   foot   trouble.     He   does  have  luses.  a   few   occupational   cal-  RED SKELTON SHOW  In the next war, I'm going to  join the K-9 Corps. I prefer  Red Heart to K rations.  JACK HALEY SHOW  , Once and for all, let's get my  age straight. I was born in 1916  and I could prove it if I had my  birth certificate here.  Where is your birth certificate?  It was destroyed in the Chicago fire.  EDDIE CANTOR SHOW  We will make a film in Russian technicolor.  Russian technicolor? What's  that?  We dip. the film in borscht.  AMOS AND ANDY  Oscar is the laziest brother-  in-law* I ever seed.  I may have met him in past  years.   How tall is he?  I don't know. I never seed  him standing up.  GILDERSLEEVE  My son, I am riot to be fobbed  off with a long;, inconsequential  story about a game of ball. How  did you chase the little girl  away?  I dumped a bucket of mud on  her���but it wasn't full.  ABBOT AND COSTELLO  What have I ever done? Why,  one time I went out all by myself to capture 5,000 Indians that  were on the war-path.  How many Indians?  There were 1,000 blood-thirsty  Indians.  How many Indians?  I was chasing 100 shrieking,  howling--  vHow many Indians?  So I walked up to the old  squaw and bought a blanket.  CAN YOU TOP THIS?  A mother asked her sailor son,  just returned from three years'  service, whether he had a balanced diet in the Navy.  What did he say?  Yes, every bean weighed the  same. ...... ,-^lc  New Transmitter  For CKWX  At Lulu Island  VANCOUVER'S CKWX will  soon be operating through a  completely new and five times  as powerful transmitter instala-  tion on Lulu Island. The station,  which now operates with 1000  watts power, will increase to  5000 watts on or about October  first.  Although CKWX received its  5000-watt license several months  ago, the station decided to sacrifice an immediate increase in  order to obtain the finest possible technical instalation. New  land has been purchased on the  Fraser River delta after extensive surveying for ground conductivity and work is going  ahead under supervision of Jack  Gordon, CKWX technical director.  . Two 250-fot steel antenna  towers will be erected within  the next few weeks, and a large  building to house the transmitter itself and provide complete  modern living conveniences for  the staff is being constructed as  fast as material shortages will  permit.  NO ARGUMENT  The fatal faculty displayed by  the man who doesn't swim, of  getting into deep water, is only  exceeded by the rapidity with  winch he vocally, acknowledges  the fact. Y  JUDY CANOVA SHOW  One of my ancestors was a  Knight of the Royal Order of  the Bath���or don't you know  the Order of the Bath?  Why, shore ��� on Saturday  night it was Paw first and then  all the kids in the order of their  age.  GIBSONS LANDING���-The first  general meeting of the newly  chartered Gibsons' Landing and  District Board of Trade was held  in the Canadian Legion hall  July 15. A good attendance was  reported.  Mr. J. Veitch was in the chair  and Mr. J. H. Drummond was  secretary.  Although the organizing of  the board has been under way  since last year," the charter was  received recently from Ottawa.  The meeting was addressed by  Mr. A. Porteous of Grand Prairie. The board's district covers  from Port Mellon, East side of  Gambier Island, all of Keets  Island and as far as Pender  Harbour taking in the interme-*  diate points.  A vote of thanks was given,  to Mr. Drummond for thie excellent work he did in helping1  to organize the board. The of f i- ]  cers   elected   are   as   follows: ]  president, J. Veitch; vice-presi-!  dent, George Frith; second vice-  president, A. Alexander; secretary,   J.  Drummond;  treasurer*  Gordon Ballentine.  A second meeting of the board  was held on Monday evening,  July 22 in that outside mem- j  bers could be present for the j  election of the various commit- \  tees. The conveners of the j  committees are as follpws: pub-j  licity, E. W. Parr Pearson', mem-1  bership, Cliff Leach; entertain-1  ment, N. R. McKibbon; trans-j  portation, Gordon Ballentine; \  Trade and industry, George J  Frith. The next general meeting I  will be held the third Monday j  of September. /  OMISSION j  The vicar's wife gave a lecr  ture on domestic matters to the!  women of the parish. She cov-j  ered a widie range i of subjects-^--)  cooking, illness, and the care of  babies���and at the end invited!  questions upon any matters she'i  had failed to embrace. j  One woman rose. ���(  "Please, mum," she said, "youN  haven't told us what to do'.wtiextJ  your 'usband comes 'ome tight/'v  Charlie DeBalinhard  Gibsons* Landing  WATKINS DEALER  Mail  Order* Will Receive  Prompt Alton-ion,  MacLean's Taxi  GIBSONS LANDING  Shell Oil Station  , ;  Phone 2 Long  Specializing in Courtesy  24-HOUR SERVICE  TYPING SERVICE  Les Peterson  61_i_^  p��  THE SECRET COVE MARINE BASIN  Government Float, Secret Cove  Agents for  V-BELTS AND PULLEYS; COPPER TUBING.  STORAGE BATTERIES. CHEVROLET  CARBURETOR REPAIRS  GROCERIES:-U- COMMERCIAL^ FISHING TACKLE  ORDERS TAKEN FOR FRESH MEAT  MARINE SERVICE STATION  HOME OIL PRODUCTS  PHONE YOUR REQUIREMENTS


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