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 Serving  a  Progressive   &   Growing  Area  on B.  C.'s  Southern   Coast  Covers   Sechftlt,   Gibson's    Landing,  Port   Mellon,   Woodfibre,   Squamish  Irvine's   Landing,   Half  Moon  Bay  Hardy   Island,  Pender  Harbour  Wilson   Creek,    Roberts    Creek  Grantham's   Landihg.    Egmont,  Hopkin's    Landing,     Brackendale  Cheekeye,  etc.  Business?  .,' .-, ;BHB���y:S3_En   B-2T  THE   COAST   NEWS,   LIMITEB  isfyqffice:j EMf"**3fl:6<m Bay, B. C.      National Advertising Office: Powell  River, B.   C.  PLACES    and    dates    for   the  issue of the new ration books  have   been   announced.     They  are as follows:  ��� SECHELT  ���  Union    Estate  Office, Sept. 11 and 12.  ��� ROBERTS CREEK���Sept. 11,  Wilson Creek Garage, 1 p.m. to  6 p.m.; Sept. 12, Red Cross Cottage, Roberts Creek, 1 p.m. to  6 p.m.; Sept. 13, East Roberts  Creek School, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Vol. 2 ��� No. 7  *|��Ife HALFMOON BAY, B. C.      Friday, September 6, 1946   5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  Four Bangor  LANDING ��� P.  Store,    Tuesday,  V  t  j  V)  -  HOPKINS  Cambourne's  Sept. 10.  HALF MOON BAY���T. Beas-  ley's Store.  PENDER   HARBOUR  ���  At  Pender Harbour Hall,, Sept. 11,  12, 13.  GIBSONS     LANDING ���  United Church Hall, Sept. 13, 1  p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sept. 14, 10 a.m.  to 5 p.m.  Penpals  Married  At Gibsons  GJBSONS LANDING���Twelve  years ago Pat Richards, then  attending school here at Gibsons, began corresponding with  a young man at Fort Pierce,  Florida, Craig Hopkins. Until  Craig made the trip to the coast  a month ago the two had never  met. Less than three weeks  after their first meeting they  were married.  The marriage ceremony took  sons, Rev. Ry E. WYBiddell bffi-  ciating. Organist W. H. Haley  provided the music. His program included selections from  the Desert Song. Miss Rose  Kamiski, of Vancouver, acted  as bridesmaid, and Mr. George  E. Morrison, also Of Vancouver,  was best man. ^Following the  ceremony a reception was held  at the home of the bride's  mother, Mrs. Wm. Richards.  Following their honeymoon,  Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins plan to  take up residence in Atlanta,  Georgia.  EGMONT  Imer   Beamish,   Correspondent  t  ANOTHER real estate deal was  recently completed in Egmont  when Mrs. Matilda Shaw (better known as Mrs. Watling) sold  her homesite , near the Sechelt  Narrows. The purchasers are  moving in soon. Mrs. Shaw  was for many years a resident  yof   Egmont,    but   for    several  years has   been   living   in   the  ���' cityY'Y "Y  - ���*.    *    *  Mrs. Viola Points has proved  again that robbing.a garden is  a dangerous enterprize, that is,  y if ity happens to be her garden.  >She shot k black bear last year,  ���;caught in the act, and another  none last week.    Marauders netware she has a good eye and a  tste^dy hand.  Mr. and Mrs. Imer Beamish  returned last Tuesday from a  week spent in the city and glad  y to get back to our lovely country with all its peace and  beauty. They report a feeling  of genuine sympathy for those  who must live amidst that mad  turmoil of rushing people, noise  and glaring lights.   ,  PURCHASE of four Bangor  class minesweepers, announced Monday by Carl Halterman,  vice-president of the Union  Steamships Company Limited,  brings the Union coastal fleet to  20 vessels.  The , minesweepers, which  were purchased from the War  Assets Corporation at a cost of  $20,000 each, will be converted  into passenger vessels for the  local runs at an expenditure involving at least $800,000.  The vessels purchased are 180  feet long, with 26-foot beam and  a speed of 16 knots an hour. All  vessels were built in B.C.���the  "Miramichi" and the "Belle-  chasse" at the Burrard Drydock  yards, the "Chignecto" also at a  Vancouver shipyard, and the  "Courtenay" at Prince Rupert.  Plans are now being developed for their use in the Union  Steamships' expanding program  of service inaugurated after the  cessation of war. When these  are completed tenders will be  called from local shipyards.  "The conversion work will  easily involve an expenditure  of $800,000," said Mr. Halterman. "This work will be given  to local shipyards and can pro-  yide work for hundreds of men  ^diter^J^^  depehdirig, of course, on avail-  lew Service  City Firm  Here is Yvonne North, captain of Powell  River's  championship  girl's  fastball  team,  abiiffy^of' conversion materials   receiving first prize from Sam Cromie^ vice-president of  and the attitude of labor." the Vancouver .Sun.   The Papertown girls captured the  "The time when we can put   championship when they defeated Sunset Memorial girls  these ships into service to replace and augment our local  service will also depend upon  these two vital factors."  Mr. Halterman said that conversion plans would call for the  accommodation of 500 day passengers.  Earlier in the year the Union  Steamships bought four 'Castle'  class corvettes for service on the  northern runs. Conversion  work on these, totalling over  $1,000,000, is now being done at  local shipyards but owing to the  factors mentioned by Mr. Halterman the work has not been  complete on schedule.  BOOKLET RECALLS  EARLY   HISTORY  OF GIBSONS  By LES PETERSON  GIBSONS LANDING ��� While  the  city  of Vancouver  celebrated its Diamond Jubilee with  fanfare and peroration, the sixtieth  anniversary of this little  community stole quietly by.    It  did not go entirely unrecorded,  however.   During , the  summer  the Rev. Frank Bushfield (ret.)  undertook   to   edit   a   booklet,  copies of which could be kept  as souvenirs, of Gibsons Landing.    The booklet, just off the  press, is called the Gibsons Mirror.    It is on sale at all stores  here.    Sponsored  by  all  businessmen of the  community,  it  traces changes and progress that  have taken place in this district  throughout the past sixty years.  Highlight of the publication is  an outline of the life of Lieut.  George Gibson, founder of the  settlement that bears his name.  10-6 in the finals.   (Cut courtesy Vancouver Sun)  D. DONALDSON  IS WINNER OF  GARDEN  CONTEST  OUR MOTTO is to beautify  Gibson Landing. After visiting the gardens three times we  have decided that the best garden is Mr. D. Donaldson's, for  having the best layout and for  being the cleanest.  Mrs. D. MacKay, second, for  quality as a garden, especially  for Jier roses. It is clean and  tidy.  Mr. D. MacFarlane, third.  Very good as a garden.  Mrs. Mettam should be complimented on her little garden.  It always looks clean and bright.  Mrs. Faulkes has the makings  of a good garden.  Mrs. B. Cator should also be  complimented.  Mr. W. McGowan had a very  good vegetable garden.  Mrs. McGivern had a very  good vegetable garden, but being out of the village was not  eligible.  This information contributed  by Mrs. E. Nestman, is the decision of the judges of the garden competition for this season.  Proposed Club  Devoted to Interests  Of Junior Seamen  GIBSONS LANDING���Any boy  wishing to learn junior seamanship may enrol in a proposed club devoted to this skill  at Long's Drug Store. John  Bunyan, who took training in  the Sea Caedts in Vancouver,  and later spent four years in%  the Royal Canadian Navy during the recent war, is sponsor  of the club and will do most of  the instructing. Mr. Bunyan  hopes also to arrange specialized instruction from local sea  officers. The club should prove  useful to all boys who may find  occasion later to spend time on *  boats in any capacity.   * *    *  A new three-ton Maple Leaf  truck has been allotted to this  district  by  the  Department  of  Public Works for use on roads.  * *    *  Meetings of the women's auxiliary to the Canadian Legion  will recommence on the third  Friday in September, the 20th.  PROPOSAL of Gulf Fuels and  Barge Company to offer a  portable welding service to  operators in the Howe Sound-  Sechelt area is announced in  this issue of the Coast News.  No transportation charge is to  be made on equipment to the  wharves in the area, if a minimum of eight hours' work is  offered. Only a high-class operator will be supplied.  Equipment may be rented and  straight city prices are charged,  making possible savings . in  freight, haulage and valuable  time.  Inquiries from district operators will be a deciding factor  in establishing this service and  may be addressed to Roy Walker, 101 West 1st Ave., Vancouver, B. C, Phone number is  Fairview 7433.  Squamish  Elks Hold  Basket Picnic  THE SQUAMISH branch of the  B.P.O.E. held its basket picnic  on Sunday, Sept. 1, at Judd's  Slough. This was the first picnic since before the war and we  were pleased to see so many  turn out, over one hundred people attended. The day before it  looked like the weatherman  wasn't going to be so good to us  but guess he changed his mind  as Sunday dawned clear and  bright.  The children had a big day  racing and wading, topped off  with oranges and all the pop-  sickles they could eat. A number of enthusiastic games of  barnyard golf were enjoyed by  the men.  Mr. J. H. Warman, proprietor  of the Egmont Trading Post, has  sold his store to Mr. R. R. Gill.  The buyer will take over September 8.  Otto Bangerter plans to operate a service station at his home  on the Sechelt Highway three  miles out of Gibsons.  ANOTHER new structure 'is  rapidly nearing completion in  down-town Gibsons. Jim Anderson, of Gibsons Shoe Renew,  is erecting the building on the  excavated portion of his lot, below his temporary shop. When  completed, he will use one half  of the duplex as a shoe store  and shop, and the other half  will be operated ��as a 5c to $1.00  store. B6th businesses will be  new to the community.  HARDY ISLAND  by  Margery  Thomas  Correspondent  DURING the past week Chris  Sandvold spent a couple of  days visiting friends in Powell  River. On his return, he was  accompanied by his friend Hans  Rud, who enjoyed a few days'  visit  here   before  returning  to  Powell River. '  ���*     *    *    *  Mr. Wm. J. Thomas is returning to his home in Vancouver  after spending a week with his  nephew, Harry B. Thomas. Mr.  Thomas has been enjoying some  excellent Coho fishing, and  although in his eighty-first year,  this* veteran sports fisherman is  able to land the big ones as expertly as the young fellows. Page Two  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, September 6,. 1946,  tEke (Boasi Mews  fj  "3 Lines  (15 Words)  for 35c     3 Insertions  (same ad)  60c  Cxtra words, above 15-word min., 2c each. Cash with order.  Notices,  Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c insertion  LITTLE ADS - - - BIG RESULTS!  They'll Do It Every Time,  tsglstexd V  t PcrtwM OAc*  By Jimmy Hatlo  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.  WE  BUY  AND   SELL���  Rifles and shotguns bought  and sold also all kinds of used  goods, furniture, clothing, tools,  etc. Square Deal Store,- West-  view, B.C.  CONNOR NU-WAY HAND  WASHERS $36, IN STOCK���  Pender Harbour Traders Ltd.  Madiera" Park, Pender Harbour.  tf  FOR SALE  WE HAVE waterfront property  from Gibsons Landing to  Pender Harbour. E. W. Parr  Pearson, representing Consoli-:  dated Brokers, 942 West Pender:  St., Vancouver. tfn  WANTED  DRESSER or a chest of drawers.  Box M, Coast News. 7  WEDDING   STATIONERY  Engraved or standard wedding invitations, announcements. Also wedding cake  boxes, complete with cards, 95c  dozen. The Coast News, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.    MARINE . REPAIRS  We are specialists in general  repairs,   electric   and   acetylene  welding.      Westview    Machine  Shop, Westview, B.C.   MISCELLANEOUS  3AWS GUMMED, lawn mowers  overhauled and sharpened,  icissors, shears and knives  jround. Apply W. W. Burroughs, Westview, B.C. tf  FOR RENT  4-ROOMED furnished cottage,  newly painted inside and out.  Lovely view, sink and running  water, $20.00 per month. Apply  Coast News.   ,  FOR SALE  MARINE engine, 2 H.P.; small  cream   separator   and   churn.  Apply E. Pearson, Coast News.  9  FOR SALE  POOL    TABLE    and    %'   size  snooker table in V. J. Store,  Sechelt. 1  FOR RENT  3-ROOMED cottages or 1-roomed cabins, ^Garden Bay Lodge,  Garden Bay* 7  HELP WANTED  GIRL to help in kitchen, Quarry  ���   Bay, 8 men. $60.00, room and  board.   Apply  Irvines  Landing  Post Office. 8  KEYS TO  ORDER���  All kinds of keys made to  order. Send sample you wish  duplicated. IVLuir's Hardware,  at Powell River (Westview) B.C.  FOR SALE  30 FT. WEST Coast Troller fully  equipped with gurdies, all  new gear boat name Buck No. 1  can be seen at Westview wharf,  contact E. Pitt-Cross, c/o Lome  Fee, 222. 1  .__ .  ���  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.  South American  Bidding High  For Newsprint  SOUTH American publishers are  offering as high as $300 a ton  for newsprint, The Financial  Post reports, or about,four times  the official United States price.  This unprecedented situation  arises from two simple facts:  U.S. consumption is now averaging /more than 28 per cent  higher than last year (24 per *  cent more than pre-war), while  U. S. production is up only five  per cent over 1945 (down 20  per cent from 1939) and Scandinavian countries have yet to  export a ton of newsprint to the  U. S. this year. Pre-war they  could be counted on to supply  some 300,000 tons annually to  the U.S.  A year after the end of a great  war in which it failed to produce a martial hit, Tin Pan  Alley comes through with one  named "Surrender", which turns  out to be about love.  LITTLE OF  TMiS ANPELMO  IS SCREAMING  MORE WAN  THE BABY-  HOP by  from  Powell Stores Ltd,  Powell River, B. C  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  B-1T ON TOE  cJOB-HETDSSES  TONS All PAY  ANP THRIVES  OH IT-  Fiom theB.C. Capital  Director of P.G.E. Railwag  THE Honorable. Herbert Anscomb, minister of finance, has  been appointed a director of the  Pacific Great Eastern Railway,  it was announced by Premier  Hart. Mr. Anscomb fills the  vacancy caused by the death of  the Honorable R. L. Maitland,  K.C.  Mr. Anscomb has been in public life for a great number of  cyears, having been first reeve of *  Oak Bay, later mayor of Victoria, then member of parliament and in the Coalition government as minister of trade  and industry, minister of public  works, and now as minister of  finance. r v'  RETURNS TO OFFICE  The Honorable Dr. G. M.  Weir, minister of education,  after a long iliness is expected  to return to his office to resume  his duties on September 4.  DEPUTY APPOINTED  To fill the vacancy created  by the promotion of Mr. Adam  Bell to the Workmen's Compensation Board, James Thomson,  a member of the labor depart-*  ment staff since 1934, has been  appointed deputy minister of  labor, it was announced by the  Honorable G. S. Pearson.  Mr. Thomson has been the  Vancouver manager . of the  Board of Industrial Relations  and chief conciliation officer  under the Wartime Labor Relations.  HISTORIAN  HONORED  Honoring one 'of British Col-,  umbia's outstanding historians,  a mountain and a creek near the  head of Tahsis Inlet in the Noot-  ka district have been named  after Bruce A. McKelvie, Victoria's correspondent of the Vancouver Daily Province, it was  announced by W. G. H. Firth, n  chief geographer of the provincial service!  Orillia Minister  To Enforce Law  THE TOWN of Orillia takes its  place at' the side of its bigger  sister, cosmopolitan Montreal, in  a concerted move to make the  female of the species wear more  clothes. An Orillia minister, a  man of stern views on the overexposure of the female form, is  leading the crusade to have the  girls in his town dress properly.  His sense of propriety causes  him to call upon the town authorities to enforce a 50-year-  old bylaw which requires- that  all Orillia citizens be "covered  from knees ,to neck.5  ERIC INGLIS  GENERAL  TRUCKING  and FUEL  Gibson's Landing  Groceries  Meats  Fruit  Vegetables  WHEN AT THE DOCK  REPLENISH YOUR  BURN IT LIGHTLY  He told me he wanted a burnt-  sugar cake,  A cake like the ones his mother  could make.,  I think I could make one, at  least I could learn,  But who in the world has got  sugar to bum?  GIBSONS LANDING  LANG'S DRUGS  PHONE 3 SHORT  . tion  HOT WEATHER NEEDS  BATHING CAPS SUN GOGGLES  SUN TAN LOTION HANDy XOTIONS  THERMOS BOTTLES  CHARM KURL'  WAVE SET  For a home permanent  $1.35 Set  ���COLOGNE AND  PERFUMES  Y-'"Y-*y: y  MAIL   ORDERS  HANDLED PROMPTLY Friday, September 6, 1946,  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B, C.  Page Three  J  510  West, Hastings Street  VANCOUVER ,-l  ������ ...;';���;; . :;;:-:'___;\!:;:;y; .^\  at Gibson's  Landing  EACH  Friday and Saturday  ��� Eyes Examined and Glasses  Fitted  TheMacLean  Business Service  Auditing���Accounting  Income Tax Problems  $1.50-a-week Book-keeping  and Tax Service for  Local Clients and by  Mail to Coastal Pbints  Patricia Theatre Building,  Powell River/ B.C.  V    PHONE   9001  L  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  i.  IPHE  Beauty P&tflor  Gibsons Landing  ��� Machine Permanents  ��� Cold Waves  ��� Manicures  ��� Haircuts  ��� Scalp Treatments  ��� Finger Waving  %. Individual Styling  Operator���Elsie Innes  J  -*<V".   :��'.  29  -^r-  16  23  30  TUES  WEJD  THURSDAY  IO  17  g   BUTTER COUPON R20  MEAT COUPON Q3 Valid  |2 BUTTER COUPON R21  MEAT COUPON Q4       Valid  1^ SUGAR-PRESERVES S26 to S30  MEAT COUPON M51      Valid  26^LJTTERCOUPON B26^  MEAT COUPONM52    Valid  ���  itiwit *i  SAT  20  jBKBKS ^w  14           ���- ��� ��v t  21  28  A new Ration Book will be distributed between September 9 and 16  SQUAMISH  Dorothy  Seymour,  Correspondent  A NUMBER of the young; married set arid friends took advantage of the long week-end  and went up to Rainbow Lodge  Friday, returning on Sunday.  Among those who went were  Mr. and Mrs. A. Hendrickson,  Mr. and Mrs. N. Marks, Mr. and  Mrs. J. Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. R.  Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. J. Armstrong, Mr. B. Manson, Mr. P.  Drinka, Mr. B. Buckley, Mr. R.  MacLeod.  * *    *  Mr. Fred Daniels of Boston  Bar left Friday after spending  a few days with his sister, Mrs.  A. Mahbod.  y, .'.' ' *    * '.'���*  Mr. and Mrs. J. Batenian who  have been visiting Mr. and Mrs.  J. Edwards of Brackendale, returned    Wednesday    to    their  home in Vancouver.  * *    *  Miss Ruth Morrison left Monday for Vancouver where she  enters the Vancouver General  Hospital as a student nurse.  Miss Uatricia Robinson is also  leaving this week to. enter the  same hospital as a nurse's aid.  Good luck to you both!  * ���*    *  Mr. Pat Brennan and Mr. Mac  Draney were on holiday at Lillooet last week.  * *    *  Mr. B. Downer and Mr. B.  Basely were sent to Williams  Lake for a few days last week.  ^  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  ���' -v    HOME OIL PRODUCTS  PHONE YOUR REQUIREMENTS  4oil si Caf&amaeli  GIBSONS LANDING  At Your Service for  ROOMING ��� RUMPUS ROOMS  - REPAIRS  REMODELING ��� REBUILDING  EAVES TROUGHS INSTALLED  Miss Lorraine Smith and girl  friend Miss M. Daley, of Vancouver, were guests of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.  K. Smith, over the week-end. ���  * *    *  Miss Colleen Brooks left Sunday for Vancouver where she is  going to the , Duf fus Business  College this year. She was accompanied by her mother, Mrs.  S. L. Brooks.  * *    *  Mr. J. Drinka was a visitor to  Vancouver over the week-end.  * * * ly  Mr. Hugh Harley spent the  holiday week-end with his brother, Mr. J. Harley.  * *    *  Mrs. J. Cruise and family of  Vancouver has been a guest of  Mr. and Mrs. J. Bruntjen for a  few days.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Lee Schoonover  and daughter Lillian from Pennsylvania have been visiting with  the former's brother, Mr. and  Mrs. C. Schoonover of Brackendale. Miss Schoonover is a  navy nursing sister and just returned from thirteen month in  Guam. While here she and Mrs.  S. MacDonald went up to Quesnel for a trip.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. West of Vancouver and Mr, E. Gilkes of Calgary  were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. C.  Harrison last week.  Miss Noel Ware of Parksville  is visiting Mrs. F. Dewar at  present.  * *    *  Mr. J. A. Quick spent a few  days in Vancouver last week.  Holidayers who have returned to their homes are Mr. and  Mrs. J. R. Morrison and family,  Mr. and Mrs. E. Eldridge and  Terry, Mr. and Mrs. P. Powell.  * *    * .  Monday evening the P.G.E.  Employees' Association held a  dance in the P.G.E. Hall. A  large crowd attended and good  music was supplied, by the local  orchestra. Catering was supplied by Mr; J. Herran and his  partner.  * *    *  Mr. Bill Seymour, Mr. and  Mrs. Sullivan and family of  Seattle were visitors at the former's home. His two small  daughters and his sister, Miss  Dorothy Seymour, accompanied  him back to his home.  * *.   *  Miss   Elva   Markham   was   a  visitor   to  Vancouver over the  week-end.*  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Manners  and Bill spent the week-end in  Vancouver.  * *    *  Mrs. I. Johnson of North Vancouver who has  been visiting  Instill Sense  Of Fair-PIav  in Children  By EILEEN McLEOD  SCHOOL   bells   were   ringing  this week in our town, and I  watched the little groups of  children thronging back to their  class-rooms.  Some of the older ones were  not so eager to return, realizing  that their day-long liberty now  would be curtailed and that  homework loomed large on the  horizon. *  The eight and ten-year-olds  danced along, looking forward  to meeting old classmates and  sizing up the new teachers.  But it was in the littlest ones  ���the new pupils���that I was  most interested. One little boy  insisted on taking his dog along.  "Spot wants to go to school,  too," he said, sturdily, when his  older sister tried to send the  dog back home.  A tiny girl dragged on her  mother's hand. "I don't want  to go!"  It is a big day in the lives of:  our children when they start  school. An important adjustment has to be made by the  child leaving the world of home  where the spot-light is centred  on him, to enter the world of  school, where he becomes one  of a group, no more or no less  important than the others to his  teacher. It is a hard adjustment  for some children to make, but  make it they do, some quickly,  some ont so quickly.  I thought what a challenge  we face today in the leading and  education of our children. In  their hands lies the future character of this great nation. It  will be well if, on their way  through school, they have instilled in their hearts and minds  the qualities of unselfishness,  justice and fair-play, so sadly  lacking today at the council  meetings of the nations.  Timely Hints  By BETTY BUDGET  THOSE .sheets of cellpphane\  wrapping that have been off  the ., market for ��� months and  years have appeared again. The  perfect thing for wrapping that  particular gift, they are on display in a regular-rainbow of  colors at local stores.  MIDGET BOTTLES  Another, item that has been  , practically non-existent is those  little hot-water bottles that are  just the thing for the baby, or  for small applications such as  earache, etc. They are on sale  locally now, in various colors.  SAVE THOSE SNAPS  In spite of film shortages,  most of you will have some  vacation snaps to show. We  saw. .some particularly nice  ���albums.in one local store, and  they would certainly help to  make the snaps more entertaining, as well as preserving the  memory for future years.  SINK ACCESSORY  It's a clever little gadget, and  inexpensive too, that little at-  . tachment that fits onto any faucet and provides either a fine  spray for dishwashing or fruit  cleaning, or a straight stream  of filtered water. The adjustment from spray to steam takes  but a moment, and the thing  looks really foolproof.  HARDWARE ITEMS  One store at least has a selection of hollow-ground stainless  steel paring knives at a modest  price. In the same store we saw  some of those wall-type can-  openers. But these items have  been pretty scarce, and these  new arrivals look like better-  than-average quality.  CURTAIN ROD  From England comes a new  type   curtain   rod   that   many  housewives will find a real use  for.   Rods of any type have been  very hard to get, and these new  ones are worth looking at. They  are in the form of a very tight  steel spring, and are easily cut  to any desired length and attached   with   eyelets   supplied.  They'll even bend easily around  corners,  Which should suggest  new  uses   to  ingenious  home-  makers.  LAMPS AGAIN  Last week we mentioned  standard lamps, but we. can't  resist saying something about  the modernistic glass and plastic  table lamps decorating a local  store window. They're on the  expensive side, but really smart  looking and would make ideal  gifts.  Remember when you used to  have trouble deciding whether  to get the grey suit with the  light stripe, or the blue serge  with two pairs of pants?  Each person on earth is dependent upon people. Isn't it a  great pity that they are so un*  reliable?  Mr. and Mrs. C. Smith, returned  to her home Tuesday.  *    *    *'  The new ration books will be  distributed at MacKenzie's store  on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, September 11, 13 and 14,  between 3 and 5 p.m.  ALLEGED RUMOR  The newly married man sighed deeply as he said:  "The fellow who was my best  man came to lunch with us for  the first time on Sunday. My  wife's cooking impressed him so  much that he's sent her a carving set."  "That was very nice of him,"  said a listener.  "Oh, I don't "know. He sent her  three chisels and a maliet!"  H. G. McGRANDLE  PORT  MELLON  General Insurance  if  Specializing  in  Fire ��� Accident  Sickness Page Fonr.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, September 6, 1946  TEXADA NARRATIVES  The beginning of school Tuesday brings  an added responsibility to all older citizens and particularly drivers of motor  vehicles. The slow signs which herald a  school once again become important factors in safe and sane driving.  For over  two months  we have  been  Bulls-eye View  THE INHABITANTS of a village in Lincolnshire, England, were recently astonished to  discover that a bull had climbed the narrow  spiral staircase of their 14th-century castle  tower, and was observing the world with interest from a window at the top. Conceivably the  adventurer was under the impression that it  was a bell-tower; for it will be remembered,  from the famous affair of Cock Robin, that the  bull fancies himself as a bell-ringer. Those,  however, who are inclined to regard this as a  cock-and-bull story, might prefer the explanation that his motive lay purely in a common-  sense endeavor to spy out the best pasture.  But althbugh his object may be in doubt,  there is one interesting conclusion to be deduced  from the episode: We must not, on the strength  of his well known anti-red attitude, write the  bull down as a hopeless reactionary. He has  shown that he is certainly progressive, capable  of rising to heights far above the level of the  common herd, and of taking wide and detached  views.  Poet^s Corner  .  LEISURE  THOUGHTS  IN  CHINA  By WYNNE  We are a trouble people, yb wars harassed;  Bo much has gone, so much has passed.  But here in this small garden there is light,  And somewhere birds are singing in the night.  The song and these are free;  The moon, the pool, and the willow tree.  The pool reflects the sky and the sky is a pool  Of stars. The moon travels on serene ahd cool.  I rest in the shadows. The shadows are warm  With memories. Here, for a moment, I, too, am  free; Y  I've the moon, the pool, and the willow tree.  The tree is a poem, and a tree  With strong roots that in a way are a part of me,  In that there is courage, pleasure,  To cheer my heart, enjoy my leisure.  The sun will rise again in the east.  Knowledge on which my thoughts may feast.  Here for a moment I have been rich and at ease,  I've the moon, the pool, and the willow trees.  able to breeze along ignoring these slow  si^ns. Now, with many youngsters attending^ school for the first time, we need  to take heed again of these warnings, and  to watch the traffic arteries just a mite  sharper for unheeding, hurried small feet.  Another Injns&iee  SOMEWHAT as Gladstone's England was to  y Ireland is Canada to the Maritimes, if we  could judge by the chorus of four Halifax  newspapers which think of the rest of Canada  as a plotting, diabolical tyranny whose statesmen lie awake o' nights scheming new injustices for those parts of Canada east of Quebec.  Of these four The Chronicle is waving its  shillelagh now because the Maritimes are represented on the $1 postage stamp by a picture  of the Prince Edward Island train ferry and  a fishing boat.  The Chronicle is sulky on two counts. The  first is that if the postmaster-general could  think of no more typical picture of Maritime  life and industry he might as well have forgotten about the Maritimes altogether���as he  has, the paper grumbles. The second is that no  one will ever see the picture without paying  for a dollar's worth of postage. And who would  ever use a dollar stamp anyway?  The majority of the good people of the Maritimes, as those here in British Columbia, will  find The Chronicle's chip on the shoulder rather  laughable.  Bible Reading  BLESS THE LORD, O my soul: and all  that is within me, bless His Holy name.  Bless the Lord, 0 my soul, and forget not  all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine  iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases;  Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;  Who crowneth thee with loving kindness  and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy  mouth with good things; so that thy  youth is renewed like the eagle's.  He hath not dealt with us after our  sins; nor rewarded us according to our  iniquities. For as the heaven is high  above the earth, so great is His mercy  toward them that fear him���-PSALM 103:  1-5, 10-11.  "I beg your pardon, but what is your name?"  the hotel clerk asked.  "Name!" echoed the indignant guest, who  had just signed the register with a great flourish. "Don't you see my signature there on the  register?"  "I do," answered the clerk. "That's what  aroused by curiosity."  WILSON CREEK  MRS. D. ERICKSON  Correspondent  ������������������������������������_������������������������i���������������������������������  A   DRIVE   up    to the logging  operations here was enjoyed  recently  by Mr.  Airr Flavelle  and party of Vancouver which  included Miss Grace Flavelle,  Miss Bradshaw, Dr. Dorothy  Leahy, G. W. Jackson and Mrs  L. S. Jackson.  The open-air crummy Was  used, and a fine view of the  straits was enjoyed by the visitors. Miss Penman served  lunch and the return trip was  made to Vancouver with R.T.J.  Pender Harbour Traders Ltd.  Madeira Park, Pender Harbour  MERCHANTS and MARINE ENGINEERS  BVZX-DZZfO  Plywood, W&llboard,  Roofing,, Shingles,  Cement  SASK and DOOMS  WAJQE.S  - F__X2f_? and-,     m  BUXXaDBBS'  KABJDWABS  PX.lTMBX_fQ  SUFFIXES  &XWOZJ3U_C  MAKINI!  FUKFS  "Jabisco"  BOPE and CARTAS  MABXITE   SNGXOTBS  (new)  Lauson, gas  Murphy���Deisel  Hendy���Deisel  MARINK  EarCKNSS  (Rebuilt)  ���Sea King" Brand  STjTPFZVEES and  FXSBXSrO &XAM  by Lipsett's  in the Sea Comet II.  *.*���.'*  Down from Middle Bay for  a short visit Mr.  and Mrs. Al  Ritchie and daughter Jo.  *    *    *  We regretted'to see the Mar-  ley Brother and partners Ted  and Andy move out after finishing up their contract here.  They were a fine bunch and a  credit to th elogging industry.  ��� *    *    *  The rush of Labor Day visits  ors is quite extensive and we  shall have to gather up that  news for next week's issue.  STOCKS OAJMfcEED  We carry stocks of most items.   Ask us to submit quotations  for  your  requirements. ?! You   will   find   our  prices   compare  favorably  with   city  prices.  Ws bold dealers-dps from some of the best supply  houses in "Vancouver.  GOOD QUALITY ���  FAIR FBXCB  MIDWAY GENERAL  STORE  Gibsons Landing  Near Howe Souitd School  Quality Merchandise  Wednesday and Saturday  Free Delivery  J. E. Connor, Proprietor  PIECES of rock, gorgeously  colored, glittering in the sun,  lay in the show-window of a  Victoria clothier. They caught  the eye of many a man, and  among the men was Ed. Blewett  of Tacoma.  Ed liked those rocks right off.  Before long, he was on his way  to where he might see more of  them. At Texada Island he had  his wish. He saw more and  liked them better and better.  In 1895, Ed Blewett opened the  Copper Queen. He saw Texada  with a future. Mineral was  everywhere. Capital was-iieed-  "���' ed.    y ���.}������  Blewett    filled    his t.pockets  with samples of the rock and  ., carried a suitrcase made heavier  with ore chunks.   Then he set  *' out.    '  On a train speeding westward  a New York couple were enjoying all the service that money  could demand. That the young  couple were' honeymooning  didn't deter Ed Elewett. Out  came the1 precious rocks with  their yellow, bronze and purplish colorings. Harry Whitney  Treat, though not a metallurgist,  showed keeri interest. Blewett  warmed to his pet theme. Capital, he said, capital was all they  lacked. The ore lay where  nature had formed it, close to  the sea.  Treat was interested. He was  keen enough to travel to Nanaimo, thence across the strait to  Texada Island, to examine the  area.  So was conceived the company  that boosted mining on coastal  British Columbia and turned on  Texada, eyes from all parts of  North America.       >.  The new company, financed  chiefly by rjew York and Chicago capital^ with Ed Blewett as  president and H. W. Treat as  managing director, was named  the Van Anda Copper and Gold  Company after Mr. Blewett's  son, Van Anda.  The company worked the Cornell, Little Billy and Copper  Queen mines. By 1898 it was  decided that a smelter was to be  built at once, at the edge of the  ; bay not far from the dock. Mr.  Treat, talented and ambitious,  ��� laid out,a townsite, the present  Van Anda. He assisted the  miners in their home-building,  he arranged for the erection of  a school, an attractive little  church and a cottage hospital.  And what of the young New  York couple themselves, who  while honeymooning in the  west, were caught in the T^x- .  ada mining whirl? Harry Whitney Treat was an eastern financier whose vision knew no  bounds. His was an engaging  personality.' His fine solo voice,  made him doubly welcome at  parties. His wife, the former  Olive Graaf, daughter of a  wealthy Philadelphia wine merchant, had been termed the  belle of New York and one of  the most beautiful women in  North America. Mrs. Treat  died in Seattle a few months  ago, while Mr. Treat passed  away several years ago. Their  home had been in Seattle since  1902.  ���While at Texada the Treats  built a home at Van Anda,  which, though repaired and re?  modelled in part, is still known  as the Treat house. Summer  holidays were spent partly at  Turtle Lake where they erected  a log house that was the envy  of many a young couple on the  island. Parties were frequent.  Mrs. Treat, however, did not  live continuously at Van Anda.  Her first arrival is still recalled  by a few women of Van Anda  who were small girls at that  time. Her trunj^ filled with  beautiful  dresses,   stylish  New  York hats, gorgeous gowns and  matching parasols, set her apart.  Even some very special pieces of  furniture 'arrived at the Van  Anda home from across the  continent.  No,��� wonder then that the  island newspaper (February 15,  1900), headed its local interest  column with:  "Mrs. H. W. Treat is expected  at Van Anda by next Saturday's  boat. Van Andeans and Texada people generally will be  delighted to have Mrs. Treat  with them once more."  "In the Dominican Republic  it is considered bad luck tovdrink  coffee standing up." With us it  is unfortunate not to, if one expects to catch the 7:45.  ��� '  i  ���' .  -      '        ���             '  t  idr  YOU WRECK 'EM  WE FIX'EM  ��� '   ' *��� ���'* r"    -   ��� -v ���'  ��� Complete Auto Body,  Fenders, Radiators and Top  Repairs at City Prices.  ��� AUTO PAINTING  OtJR SPECIALTY!  SECHELT  '     GARAGE  AL MEE  $  General  !��� ���  STANFIELD'S  RED   LABEL     1  UNDERWEAR  Now In Stock      ;j  GENERAL ELECTRIC  RADIOS  *  Standard Oil Products  *    '  BUS STOP  HALFMOON BAY   !  Will Scott  TRANSFER  "REDROOFS"  HALFMOON BAY  V  General Trucking  Let lis help you solve  your transportation  problems!  ,.': Friday, September 6, 1946  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C  Page Five  Doug Beasley of New Westminster is the guest of his uncle  and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Tho.  Beasley. Doug,, who was recently discharged from the  army, is enjoying a holiday here  while awaiting an opening in an  electrical class in the,city.  Carson ��� Peterson  Trading Company  Combined   Store   and   Cafe  Just Below the School Hall  THE CENTRAL STORE  Jimmy Carson and Wally  Peterson, Proprietors  Free Delivery  _  MRS. R. MOSIER  (Correspondent)  MR. AND I&rs. E. J. Spence and  daughter Grace moved to  their new home at Van Anda,  Aug. 29. Since their arrival  here from Penticton last fall  the Spences have done much for  the community. Among other  things was the starting of a  much needed Sunday school,  which was held in their home.  The Sunday school is to be continued at the home of Mr. and  Mrs. F. Watson*  *    *    *  Mr. Adrian Roell, summer  visitor at Buccaneer Bay, rushed his youn son Mikel here last  week when the boy suffered a  broken arm. Tait's Taxi Service took them on t oGibsons  Landing where Mr. Tait had ar-  Modernize Your Stove  With a Simple-to-Operate, Economical  OIL  BURNER  ��� Quickly installed  �� No grates io be  removed  ��� Clean and economical  ��� Easily regulated  Check These Features:  ��� Built to last a lifetime  ��� Safety features  ��� Only one moving part  ��� Burner operated by  gravity  SEE  THE SUPER-TERM  Combination  OIL BURNER  at  $82 00  Complete  SUNSET  HARDWARE  GIBSON'S LANDING  ranged for a speed boat to take  them to Vancouver. Mr. Raell  recently returned from the  South Pacific, where he and his  family were interned in a Japanese prison camp.  Mrs. E. Spence was hostess to  the children of the Half Maan  Bay Sunday School the evening  of Aug. 27, at the home of Mrs.  W. Scott. Games were played  by children and adults alike.  Refreshments were served later  in the evening, at which time  little Dawn Sands presented  Mrs. Spence with a dinner cloth,  given in appreciation of her fine  work here in the Bay by the  Ladies'  Sewing Circle and the  Sunday School children. ______  * *    * ���"��������_  Lincoln Johnson's boat Vaga-  .bond dropped anchor in the Bay  Sunday, after four months of  halibut and salmon fishing out  from Spider Island. Link reports the fishing as fair, and is  now home for the winter.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. B. Sands and  family are home again after a  pleasant holiday in Vancouver.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. G. Harrington  and family returned home Monday evening from Vancouver.  * *    *  Visitors in the Bay over the  week-end included Mr. and Mrs.  J. Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. D.  MacDonald, guests of Frank and  Eva Lyons; Mrs. W. Davies of  Vancouver, visiting her sister,  Mrs. J. King; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil  Moorhouse of Narrows Arm,  visiting Mr. and Mrs. R. Mosier;  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mason' of  Vancouver, guests of Mr. and  Mrs. T. Beasley; Mr. and Mrs.  T. Johanson and son, visiting  Mr. and Mrs. T.vParish; Alf Ness  of Aldergrove, guest of Miss  Pat Wal and her mother.  Miss Emma Ek, teacher at  Half, Moon Bay School, returned Saturday. Miss Ek spent her  holidays in Vancouver and  Manitoba.  Wage Increase  Les Peterson, Correspondent.  The Lorraine V, operated by  Ed Cooke, has spent a short  holiday on the ��� beach during  which time her stern has undergone a bit of plastci surgery.  When she takes to the water any  day now she will have considerably more deck space, and will  look more tug-like in general.  * *    *  The Shell Oil station here is  under new management. The  proprietorship has been purchased from Otto Bangerter by  Joe Schutz and Rudolf Doucette,  both of Gibsons. Joe's Taxi  Service is to be operated in conjunction with the garage.  * *    *  The following weather information for the month of August  is contributed by Mr. L. C. Porteous, of Gibsons Landing.  Readings are as recorded at tfce  corner of the Pratt Road and gie  Sechelt Highway.  Gulf Fuels & Barge Co.  STEEL CULVERTS  LOGGERS: Please note change  in price of 12" steel culverts,  approx. W thick in lengths ap-  prox. 14, 18, 22 and 26 feet.    ,  Due to a change in assembly of  these culverts all pipes are now  asphalt painted inside ahd out to  give longer life. Prices have been  advanced 10 cents per lineal foot  to cover cost of operation.  NEW PRICE: SO cents per foot  in .above lengths and 5 cents additional if delivered io wharf in  area served by us. Also note . . .  due io orders on hand, advance  booking is advised for anyone  .requiring same for winter use.  SCRAP FOR SALE  We also offer scrap plate, angle iron,  etc., to logging camp operators from  Powell River to Howe Sound and Gulf  Islands, (to your size or thickness) and  delivered on your wharf in above area  for 3c per pound.  NOTE: We reserve the right to limit  minimum of order to assure cost of  delivery..  WELDING SERVICE  We also PROPOSE to offer a portable  welding service to operators in our  area on ARC WELDING, BURNING or  GAS WELDING ior such repairs as  shop work, Bulldozers, Donkeys, etc.  No transportation charge to be made  on equipment to your wharf if a mini-  munx. of 8 hours work is guaranteed.  Only a high class operator will be  supplied, or equipment may be rented.  Straight city prices charged. You save  freight, time and in many cases loss of  valuable lime.,  Your enquiries or offer of co-operation  jwill be the deciding factor in the  establishment of this service.  Equipment would be carried at all  times on b^rge and used for above  work only.  Your immediate enquiry solicited on  this matter���think it over. Address  all enquiries to:  Date  . 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  12  *11  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25    26  _    27  :   28    29    30   31   Total rainfall,  Max.  72  73  72  82  62  62  70  77  77  74  71  72  73  69  69  70  78  80  82  80  79  81  77  75  69  69  72  79  80  70  69  Min.  55  45  42  49  48  50  42  47  50  50.  56  50  52  50  57  45  45  47  50  50  51  53  54  53  50  .50  52  54  53  56  57  Rain  .07  .58  .03  .68 inches.  *  ROY WALKER at GULF FUELS & BARGE CO.  101 WEST 1st AVE., VANCOUVER, B.C.  Among the pleasure craft anchored in the bay recently was  the Lucy D, a smart looking  cabin cruiser all the way from  Washington, D.C.  *    *    *  Mr. Charles Heino ' and his  son, Malcolm, spent the Labor  Day week-end at Gibsons.  Big Tyee Salmon  For Harpo Marx  HARPO MARX and Mrs. Marx  are staying at the Forbes  Landing Hotel in Campbell  River. Mr. and Mrs. Norman  Krasan of Beverley Hills have  accompanied them there and are  enjoying the lake fishing and  sea fishing with the famous  actor and his charming wife.  Fishing from Painters' Lodge  recently they were fortunate  enough to hook a 42-lb. tyee  which gave them quite a thrill.  They will be'staying at Campbell River for the coming week.  The "Tillicum Malibu/ the  beautiful boat of Mr. Hamilton,  the   manager   of   the   Malibu  THE 10c an hour wage increase  granted its 115,000 employees  will cost the Canadian National  Railways $25 millions annually,  The Financial Post is informed.  On the average it will boost  each workman's earnings by  $235 a year.  To the public, who foots the  bill, adds The Post, the wage  boost could conceivably mean  that the expected $7.5 million  surplus which the C.N.R. expected to hand over to the fed-,  eral treasury from 1946 operations, will not materialize.  Vision, Skill, Work  Make Rich Farm  JUST what a combination of vision, plus hard work and skill  can do is seen on a farm near  London, Ont., where the Belgian  born owner has just refused  $32,000 for land, which only six  years ago "just wouldn't grow a  thing", says the Niagara Falls  Review. By judicious application of farming skill and fertilizer the farmer has made of it  one of the richest tobacco farms  in that area. Perhaps there is  a lesson in it for some of us who  are too prone to think something  cannot be done.  f  "Cross Howe Sound toy Sea. Bibs  Sea Bus Lines Ltd  GIBSONS  LANDING  TWO XtOTTSTD TRIPS DAXLY  Lv. Gibsons Ldg.���7:55 and 4:00  P.M.  Lv. Fishermans Cove���9:30 a.m.  and   5:30   p.m.  Sundays���9:10   a.m.   and   5:10  p.m.  SATURDAY EXTRA  Lv.   Gibsons  Ldg.���1:00  p.m.  Lv.  Fishermans���2:30 p.m.  All   trips   connect   with   Pacific  Stage Lines at Fishermans Cove  FISHERMANS   COVE   LODGE  PHO.NE WKYTECLIFF 273M  MURDOCH  Marine Supply  ��� FRESH MEATS  ��� HARDWARE  ��� SHELL OIL  ��� FISH CAMP  Pender  Harbour  GET YOUR  TAN  ON THE PORCH AT  WAKEFIELD  Visit Our  COFFEE SHOP  for Super Hot Dogs  There is probably nothing in  any rumor from Paris that the  Russians have sent out a peace  feeler.  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.  '  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 Page Six__  THE COAST NEWS. Halfmoop Bay, B. C,  Friday, September 6, 1946  taaaam  T R GODFREY  AND COMPANY LTD.  GIBSONS^LANDING~  General Trucking  and Fuel  Lester & Hassan  General Store  Pender Harbour  Groceries ��� Meats  Drygoods ��� Drugs  Fishing Tackle  Hardware  Independent Fish  Dealers  Home Oil  Products  ROBERTS CREEK  ELEANOR SHAW       (Correspondent)  ELEANOR Shaw, your regular  correspondent, is away on a  holiday, so I'm pinch-hitting.  Hope you had a good time Eleanor.  * *    *  Mrs. R. J. Eades has been entertaining visitor over the last  two weeks, including Mrs. Julia  Eades and Mrs. Al Pelletier,  also her son who has spent his  holidays at home. Miss Reva  Keat also visited over the weekend.  * *    *  Mrs. G. F. Cotton had Mr. and  Mrs. C. Wagstaffe of Medicine  Hat and her daughter, Mrs. N.  Symonds,   as   visitors   for   the  day.  *    *    *  Mrs. Chivers will be back  teaching at Elphinstone school  this year. There will be two  teachers at Elphinstone and one  at East Roberts this year, and  the school bus is sporting a new  coat of paint/  * *    * "  .  No. 6 ration books are coming, on Sept. 11, Wednesday, at  the Wilson Creek Garage, 2 p.m.  to 5.30 p.m. Sept. 12, Thursday,  at the Red Cross cottage,. Roberts Creek, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Sept 13, Friday, at the East  Roberts School from after school  till 6 p.m.  * *    *  Beau Geste of Dogwood, and  Glen Mar Susan will be showing at the New Westminster Dog  Show on Sept. 4.  The suicide rate among men  is higher than among women  throughout the Xvorld.  "Prompt Attention To Mail Orders!"  it RESTMORE FURNITURE:   Beds, Springs, Mattresses  * General Electric APPLIANCES:  Radios, .Refrigerators  &  -Washing Machines  ����� FURNITURE: Occasional Tables, Cedar Chests^ Lamps etc  DOR AN S FURNITURE  WESTVIEW, B. C. - Phone 230  Worn Out or Broken  Let Us Fix Them for foil NOW!  m Complete Automotive Repairs  ��� Synthetic -Rubber Vulcanized  ��� High Pressure Greasing  ��� Dominion Tires and Tubes  ��� Fine line of Accessories and Parts  HOME Olt PRODUCTS  SECHELT GARAGE  Les Young, Proprietor  V  The Housing Crisis  Big Gap Between Promises  And Statistical Reality  IT IS  ONE  thing for political  parties to promise the construction of 100,000 or 250,000  houses a year. But it becomes  exceedingly complex when an  effort is made to reduce round  figures to a nodding relation to  reality.  The source book for most participants in the housing controversy is the Curtis reporj published in 1944.  Here are some of the estimates:  About 250,000 families are  sharing 100,000 dwellings.  To provide each with a unit  of its own requires immediately  150 new units.  In addition houses are wearing out. At least 175,000 should  be replaced immediately and at  least 27,000 new houses are required yearly to take care of the  annual wearing out.  In all there is an accumulated  need of 500,000 housing units.  Building 25,000 a year for 20  years would take care of the  back-log. The minimum required to take care of increasing annual need would be, about  37,000 a year.  But these figures were based  on the 1941 census figures and  are now out of date.  During the war there was a  substantial amount of voluntary  doubling up in housing. Wives  of service men stayed with parents. But with the return of  service men a pent up backlog  of housing demand exploded.  Our national vital statistics  point up this fact. In the 10  years frqm 1926 to 1935 there  were 702,000 marriages. In the  10 years from 1937 there were  1,079,000. Reduced to annual  averages the figures are 70,200  a year for the first period and  107,900 for the second. An increase of almost 50 per cent in  the marriage rate was accorn-  panied by a 33 per cent increase  in the birth rate-  On the other hand, the break-  do wn in families through death  remained constant at 25,000 a  year. Each hew family is a  potential housing customer.  Subtracting the 25*000 from the  107,900 leaves a potential housing need of 82,000 units a year  for the war years.  During those years an average pf less than 25,000 units  were built. With, the arrival of  children, the need fox: housing  of these hew families 'becomes  more pressing.  Even  experts  agr.ee that  so  long as full employment exists '  there is going to be no diminution in the present demand for  housing.  The author of "The Lost  Week-End" has cooked up another, about marriage. Contrary  to our fond expectations, it is  not to be entitled "The Mislaid  Missus".  SECHELT  W J. MAYNE, Correspondent  FIRE DESTROYED the home of  William Ernest Preyost during the week. Mr. Ptevost, his.  wife and six children. 4 barely  escaped with their lives as "the'1  fire spread so rapidly. It is believed the cause of the fire was  dry moss on.the roof. The Red  Cross was contacted through  Mrs. William Allan, Sechelt,  and as usual came along with  clothes for the whole family and  also bedding, etc. Mr. Prevost  is a yeteran of the First Great  War and the Legion branches  in the district will no doubt help  the family of this soldier.  * *    *  Rev. Father Baxter is away  on a short holiday to= Mission,  B.C., and is expected back in  Sechelt the first week in September.   ���  ������"'���*    *    *   y  Guests at "Glendalough" during the week included Mrs.  Hunter/ Marjorie Hunter, Tom  Barrett, Mrs. Newberry, Mrs.  Doris Smith, Mrs. Goode, Mr.  and Mrs. Jim Williams, Miss  Pansy Nael, Miss Mary Nael, all  of Vancouver, B.C.; Mr. and  Mrs. Stephens, Mr. and Mrs.  Fairhead, Miss Arm McLeod,  Miss Lillian Lyons, all of Nbrth  Vancouver; and Miss Helen McCain, of Berkeley, Cal/ U.S.A.  * *   ���*  The children are all back at  school after a long and merry  holiday. The parents, no doubt,  will be glad to see the end of the  holidays and most of the children will be glad to get back  to school books and learning.  The new room at Sechelt will  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  Briggs-Straiton Motors  Gasoline Driven Water  Pumps  Thor Gasoline Driven Wash  Machines  Radios  Oil Healers and Ranges  Complete Stock of  Pipe Fittings       /    '  be used and. the children will  not be so crowded as in the past  years.     .     , :.���������;������;  *    *   ���*  Constable *W. Aylward is  away oh a much heeded rest  and his vacation will do him  good and get him in trim for  another year of police work.  Constable Aylward is being relieved by Constable Art Thomson of Squamish, B.C..  FOR  Lunch, Dinner or  Afternoon Tea  come to   v  Bonnie Brook  Lodge  GOWER POINT  For large parties please  reserve by writing in advance.  BVfi  Scheduled  THREE TIMES  WEEKLY  from  Vancouver  to ' v  Gibsons Landing  Barges leave our Vancouver  Dock every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and 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, Stillwater, Pender  Harbour, Half Moon Bay and  Sechelt.  ortation  Vancouver Barge  VANCOUVER, B.C. Friday, September 6? 1946.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Page Seven  Miss P. Punnett, Correspondent  MISS Louise Scott has returned to Winnipeg after spending a vacation with her aunt  and uncle, Miss Agnes Link-  later nad Mr. Bill Linklater.  Mrs. R. M. Hume left last  week to visit her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Burpee  Hume at Quathiaski Cove.  .    .    *    *    *  Mr. Grant has told us that  'Seaddy" has shpWn up again  last Friday, this time off the  northwest side of Bowen.  Bowen Island school has been  repainted for the opening of the  school term on Tuesday, Sept.  3. Mr. Ray Eliott is teacher  again this year.  *    *  The Bowen Island team put  up a good fight against the  Army team in a softball game  on Sunday, holding the lead till  the fifth inning.   Army won 8-4.  <i4te>  *  We are very sorry to report  that Mrs. W. P. Smith passed  away on Saturday, August 31,  following an operation. Mr. and  Mrs. Smith hayfe; lived here for  over 30 yearisyy^he funeral took  place on Wednesday.  Move In!  Selma Park Is Being Sold  Write for descriptive map and circular of the subdivision of this beautiful sea-side resort long operated  by Union SS., Co.      ...,..-.���: .... . .. , .. v  ,  WHILE THEY LAiST  4 room sea side and sea view cottages now vacant are  immediately available  with large  lots.  From $1150.00 to $2500.00  LODGE AT SELMA PARK FOR SALE  (With or."without waterfrontage cottages.)  16 furnished rooms, lafirge, equipped cafe and kitchen.  Buyer could build in separate suite.   Ready, to operate.  Suitable for year-round  operation.   Telephone,  water,  light, bus, taxi and steamer services.  ADVANCE  WITH THE  GULF COAST  Gulf   Coast   Office,  Halfmoon   Bay  Mgr. E. W. Parr Peatson (Sechelt Telephone)  Consolidated Brokers Ltd.  942 West Pender Street,  Vancouver, B.C.  THERE IS a lot of excitement  in many homes around this time  of year because of the reopening of the schools for the fall  and winter term. I know a lot  of little people who are starting  scho61 for the first time and.  they are very much excited. In  some cases they may go off their  food slightly and turn up their  nose  at this  and that  because  their new found friend Johnny  or Tim doesn't eat such-and-  such and their mummy doesn't  make them either. When Junior  decides he won't eat, don't talk  too much about the food and  DON'T impress upon him, or try  to, that it is nourishing for him.  Try giving unusual names to the  dishes���names that will appeal  to him.    Also, lei him wait on  himself. Start the youngsters  out very young waiting on  themselves. Chances are he'll  drink his milk with gusto if you  let him pour his own from a  small pitcher or a glass measuring cup into a small mug or cup.  Start him out on new foods  , gradually and combine them  with more familiar foods. Don't  give    him    strong-flavored    or  highly - seasoned dishes. Half  the battle in getting children,  and grownups, too, to eat is in  serving attractive-looking and  good-tasting food. It is sometimes necessary to resort to a  little scheming to get children  to eat the extra-nutritious foods  that are good for them. Here are  a few special'ways of transforming foods with a dull reputation  into dishes of glamour.  SKIPPYBURGERS  Here's a different type of  hamburger. By mixing the  flour with the meat the strong  liver flavor is reduced. Combine, mixing well: % pound of  ground liver, % pound ground  lean beef, 1 tsp. salt, Vs tsp. pepper, 1 tbsp. of chili sauce or catsup, 2 tbsp. grated onion, V* cup  all-purpose flour. On waxed  paper, shape meat mixture into  8 round patties about V2 mcn  thick. Fry patties on hot,  greased, heavy frying pan for 5  to 10 minutes, or until done and  browned, turning once. Serve  hot on hamburger buns with  catsup or chili sauce. Makes 8  patties.  to pep up the flavor. Cooking  the vegetables in shortening or  drippings adds a delicious richness that children enjoy.  Combine in heavy saucepan:  JA cup shortening or drippings  and 2 cups of diced mixed vegetables (carrots, potatoes, celery,  onions). Cook for 3 to 5 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally. Cover and continue  cooking about 5 minutes, or  until vegetables are tender. Add:  1 quart milk, 1 tsp. salt and %  tsp. pepper. Heat slowly to boiling point and serve hot. This  quantity will serve 6.  GOLD NUGGET SALAD  This orange, peanut and cabbage coleslaw is an easy salad  to make and tasty too. It's one  way to serve cabbage so that  the children will eagerly eat it.  3y2 to 4 cups finely shredded  chilled iabbage, 12 to 15 peeled  orange sections, y% cup of salad  dressing or sour-cream dressing. Garnish with chopped peanuts.    Serve at once.    Serves 6.  OOOQCQQOCQCOGObOOQCOOOOQi  For more than 50 years,  UNION has served the  coastal communities of  British Columbia with passenger and freight  transporta tion.  ���  RATION BOOK 6  WILL BE ISSUED  'ME  SEPTEMBER 9TH and SEPTEMBER 16���  The green Application Card No. RB. 191 at the back of Ration Book No. 5  must be properly completed and presented to a Distributing Centre  ��  in order to get a new book.  Distributing centres will not be open on all days at all hours. Dates  and hours will vary in each locality.  giving full particulars as to  HOW, WHEN OR WHERE TO GET YOUR NEW RATION BOOK  The first coupons in the new book will become valid September 19th.  Failureto get your new booh during the official week oi distribution  will involve delay and will mean that you will be temporarily without  coupons when you may urgently need them.  *HE   WARtf^  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  General Merchandise  including  Provisions,  Shoes,  Hardware, Drygoods,  Patent  Medicines,  RB1W  BLACK BEAUTY PUDDING  (Baked Prune Whip)  This is a soft and fluffy dessert which makes prunes popular. Some people prefer it with  custard sauce made from the  unused egg yolks. I will give  you first the recipe as It was  given me by a friend of mine  and which I liked very much  except that I thought it much  too sweet. However, some people like food, particularly light  desserts, very sweet. At the end  of this recipe I will give you  the one I like .myself.  Mix together in saucepan:  11/2 cups pitted cooked prunes,  % cup of sugar, % tsp. salt, 2  tsp. lemon juice,* 1 tsp. grated  orange rind. Cook over low  heat until sugar is dissolved,  stirring constantly. Cool. Beat  until stiff: 3 egg whites, gradually add, continuing to beat until very stiff: Vs cup sugar then  add y2 CUP broken nut meats  (optional). Fold in cooled  prune mixture; pour into baking  pan; place in pan of hot water.  Bake 1^4 hours, or until sharp  ; knife inserted in. centre comes  out clean.   Serve warm or cold  with or without custard sauce.  This quantity serves 6 to 8.  NOTE: This is the way I like  to make it: To one can of strain:  ed prune pulp (baby can size)  fold in the whites of two eggs,  beaten stiff but not dry to which  about 3 tsp. of sugar have been  added.    Pour into custard cups  and bake in a pan of hot water  until a sharp knife cames out  clean, or just serve cold without  having first heated it.   This way  is perhaps a lazy way, but if  you are in a hurry and want  something like and nourishing,  it can be whipped up in short  order.  SUNSHINY MASHED  POTATOES  (Mashed Potatoes and Carrots)  For a colorful variation that  appeals to children, add carrots  to mashed potatoes. If they are  cooked and mashed separately,  they combine more smoothly.  Peel, quarter and place in boiling water: 3 medium-size potatoes. Peel, slice and place in  boiling water: 6 medium-size  carrots. Cook rapidly until tender, about 15 minutes for carrots and ?5.minutes for potatoes.*  Drain.;thoroughly,' saving V* cup.  liquicf fro mcarrots; Mash or  sieve cooked vegetables. Combine in top.. of double boiler with  carrot liquid. Place over hot  water and add 1 tbsp. shortening, 1 tsp. salt and V& tsp. pepper. Beat with spoon until light  and fluffy and serve hot. This  quantity will serve 6.  JEWEL B03_ SOUP  'This is a quick cream of vegetable soup flavorful and nourishing. Leftover cooked vegetables may be used if grated  onion and celery salt are added &&OO&&&QO0&&&&OQ&QQOOOOG  -  Fresh Meat, Fruits  and  Vegetables  always available.  Large Supply  of  FISHING   TACKLE  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.  L  ���  For information, call or  phone Mr. R. S. Hackett at  Sechelt Store, or Union  Steamships, Vancouver. Page Eight  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, September 6, 1946  Bi  B  f,  PI  MR. SHELDON "Sam*' Dwight  Brooks, chairman, board of  directors of the Powell River  Company, died on Tuesday evening, September 3, at Victoria.  His death followed an operation  for pneumonia. Mr. Brooks had  been ill for several weeks prior  to his death.* He was 68 years  old.  The decased was the eldest  son of the late Dr. Dwight F.  Brooks and has been a member  of the Powell River Company  for over thirty-six years. He  had been chairman of the board  for the past six years.  "Sam," as he was known to  all old-timers here and in the  camps, was an original member  of the 25-Year Club and the oldest service employee on the  company's roll. He joined the  logging division in 1910, was  later promoted to logging superintendent in which capacity he  DR. LEO FRIESEN  B.A., M.D., L.M.C.C.  PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON  603 East 15th Avenue  Corner of Kingsway and 15th Ave.  VANCOUVER, B.C   Phone  FAirmont  3150  HS&&&  Somewhere/ sometime, big moments happen  to everybody . . . and the Immediate urge  is for a really good cigarette. To cap  such   moments, in fad  qt any time, there         is   nothing  like a  ^        ^IBIli   iM-Mli i_* SWEET  CAP.  ''���'���':'::::::i:::S^f:"'  par  "The purest form in vthteb  tobacco con fc�� emoked"  "N  SWEET CAPORAL  CIGARETTES  was a familiar figure to every  logger on the coast.  A naturalized Canadian, he  was an outstanding figure in the  business life of British Columbia.  Bereaved are his wife and  four children, William, Sam,  Greta Ann, and Mrs. John  Gormley (nee Elizabeth) of  Vancouver, B.C.  One brother, Edward, is one  of Minneapolis' leading business  executives, and a director of the  Powell River Company; another  brother, Harry, is president of  the Brooks-Scanlon Lumber  Company at Bend, Oregon.  Miss Finley (a nurse) of Vancouver, is spending her vacation  with Mrs. M. Campbell. Miss  Finley recently returned from  duty' overseas.  Inez  Willison,   Correspondent  Mr. and Mrs. John Brynelson  of Vancouver have spent a few  days' holiday at their cabin  here, also their friend, Mrs. Kennedy of Vancouver, was with  them.  ANNETTE ATLEE  L.R.S.M.,   A.T.C.M.  'teacher, or fia_to:fortx?  and THEOKETICAL SUBJECTS  Vacancies for a limited number  of  serious  students  GIBSONS LANDING  t  r  CLIP THIS ADVERTISEMENT FOR FUTURE REFERENCE  CANADA  RATION BOOK 6  Issued between September 9th and 16th  Distributing Centres will not be open oh all days' during this      .  period. So���MAKE SURE that you know exactly what days  and hours the Distributing Centre you intend to go to will  be open. See list of Distributing Centres below.  RATION BOOKS WILL NOT BE MAILED OR DELIVERED���  THEY MUST BE CALLED FOR a  THIS IS ALL YOU DO TO GET YOUR NEW BOOK  Before you go io a  Distributing   Centre;  FILL IN THE GREEN APPLICATION  CARD (Marked RB-191) AT THE  BACK OF YOUR RATION BOOK 5.  GIVING:  1. Namei   and   address.     (print   in   "block  letters)  2. Serial number as shown on front coyer  of Ration Book 5.  3. Ag-e-���if  applicant is  tinder  16  years.  " ���/   ���<&.  4. Regular signature of ration book owner.  DO NOT TEAR THE GREEN APPLICATION CARD OUT OF RATION  BOOK 5* THIS MUST BE DONE  BY AN OFFICIAL AT THE DISTRIBUTING CENTRE.  The first coupon m Ration Book y-fc become  valid September 19th. Failure to get your  new book during the official week of distribution will involve delay and will mean  that you will be temporarily without  coupons when you may urgently need them.  Then:   Take  Your  Ration  Book  5  with  ihe  Application  Card  RB191   Still  Attached, Properly Completed and Signed, to a Distributing Centre  ���".. and Ration Book 6 Will Be Given You.  ADULTS MUST  APPLY  3FO_fc   CHILDREN  Children under 16 may not  apply for their Ration Books  or those of others.  APPLYING-   FOR.   OTHERS  Any responsible person over  16 may apply for Ration  Books fpr other members*; of  their ��� family or .neighbours,  providing above requirements  are complied with.  ARISES FORCES  Members of the Armed Forces  Will continue to obtain their  Ration Cards from their own  units.'.' . l....  WHEN AND WHERE YOU GET IT  LOCAL DISTRIBUTING CENTRES  ��  Addresses! Dates  SECHELT: Union Estate OfficeSept. 11 and 12  ROBERTS  CREEK: Wilson Creek Garage       Sept. 11  Red Cross Cottage  East Roberts Creek  School  HOPKINS LDG:        P. Cambourne's Store  HALFMOON  BAY:     T. Beasley's Store  Sept. 12  Sept. 13  Sept. 10  Hours  9:00 a.m.io 6 p.m.  1:00* p.ni. to 6:00 p.m  1:00 p.m. to 6:0Q p.m  3:00 p.m. to 6:0Q p.m.  Front:9';:0O aVan. J  PENDER HARBOR:   Pender Harbor Hall    Sept. 11, 12  and 13  I  TI

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