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 .^^wwaww.x  Serving  a Progressive   &   Growing  Area on B. C.'s Southern Coast  Covers   Sechelt,   Gibson's   Landing,  Port   Mellon,  Woodfibre,   Squamish  Irvine's  Landing,  Half Moon Bay  Hardy   Island, Pender Harbour  Wilson   Creek,   Roberts    Creek  Grantham's   Landing.    Egmont.  Hopkin's    Landing,     Brackendale  ' Cheekeye, etc.  PUBLISHED   B "ff THE   COAST  NEWS,   X-HttTTET)  Business Office: Half Moon Say, B. C.      National Advertising Office: Powell Stiver, S.  C.  Vol. 1 ��� No. 42  Mr. James Warman, brother  of Mr. Joseph Warman, and  their mother, Mrs. Ada Johnston, have been visiting with  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Warman  for the past week. Mr. James  Warman is home from five and  a half years in England. He went  over with the New Westminster  regiment, later joining the commandos, was at Dieppe, was  badly wounded, later patched  up but unfit for active or combat service, became a motorcycle instructor. Later was  badly injured in a crash, was in  . hospital again for a time. On  release again he was much less  so he went into photographic  fit than before for active service  work, ground crew, where he  rendered two more years* valuable service before being dis?  charged.  - -He married while in England,  but like many others his wife is  t.a>meti^  pam, Mr. Warman is at present  unable to do any heavy work  but looks quite cheerful and is  looking forward to that happy  day when the traffic jam will  become unwound and his wife  will be able to join him here and  they will be able to set up another Canadian home. He has  bur sincere good wishes.  NEW POST OFFICE  WILL OPEN JULY 1  PENDER HARBOUR��� Official  opening of the new post office  at Madeira Park will take place  Monday, July 1.  Postmaster will be Col. E .S.  HALFMOON BAY, B. C.     Friday, June 28, 1946     5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  Al Gibsons  Bright, Modern  There is no doubt about it,'  the brightest spot in the district  is the newly renovated Sunset  Hardware stare in Gibson's  Landing. Much credit is due  Jim Veitch for bringing to this  area a bright modern store in  which one can buy almost anything from a fish hook to bedroom suite. Jim's motto seems  to be "If we haven't got it, we  will do our darndest to get it  he believes hi giving his customers that service with a  smile.  The Interior of the store is  finished in a light color, and the  modern florescent lights makes  the place as bright as any clear  day. The new furniture department upstairs is an added feature and will be officially opened Saturday, June 29. The new  department will contain complete line of urniture. The main  floor of "the store is a picture of  neatness and well displayed  merchandise.  E. Jorgenson,  ^���V'i\v'��:C"v~f:^'^ '.',-'���.���'���.-''''>   ��� ��� A    _���-':<��� __''���'   >^__F'__    ���������������������  >     Maui  Dnn����elAS. ^ '"' '" ^M^^WM^L-_:__�� ^��� Jfc- = -  Pete Hunter, 630 Ocean View, Powell River, is shown  here inspecting the damage after his chimney had been  toppled by the earthquake which rocked the district Sunday  morning. y  Inset shows chimney on the house of George Yipp,  Wildwood hill, Powell River. The shock turned a section  of the chimney one quarter���and left it standing.  West Howe Sound  A NEW Catholic priest. Father  Quigley, has taken charge of  the West Howe Sound district,  including Bowen Island, Keats\  Island and Gambier Island. He  stays at Gibsons Landing, where  he has relieved Father Baxter  at the Church of Our Lady of  Fatims.  y THE YEARrgND Sunday school  service washeld iiithe 6dm-  inuniiy Church on June 23; The  time of the-S^tfay school was  moved from eleven in the morning to three in the afternoon,  with all the parents aftd interested adults invited.  Awards for attendance <=in the  past year were presented and by  the list of names, the Sunday  school here, must be popular.  Those with an absolute perfect score^r &e;Jseason.:in: the  'senior _eetiohv^  Joan Scott, Betty Waterland,  June Mayes, Gwen Wells. Pat  Knight, Jackie Sanders, Dene  Curnow, Frances Bentley, Gail  Mayes. Patsy Hamlin, Tommy  Waterland and Bobby Hamlin.  Those receiving awards in the  primary classes wore: Marvin  Mitchell, June Malm, Brian  Baird, Barbara Bennett, Anne  XV^mer^! Carrie Elliott, Muriel  Daw, Donnie Mclieod, Susan  Downiey Lava Wilson, Freddie  Hague, Sandra ^Wilson, Vpnda  Pickard, Jennie Smith, Dianee  Elliott, Gordon Bj orkman and  David Black.  ���:i  A. VERY pretty wedding took  place on Sunday, June 23, at  the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm.  J. Griffith of Egmont, B.C, when  their daughter, Mabel, was  united in marriage to Mr. Elmer  M. Jorgenson, son of Mr. and  Mrs. I. B. Jorgenson of Secret  Cove, B.C. Rev. F. Harford of  the Gospel Ship II conducted  the ceremony which commenced  at 12 o'clock noon. Organ music  was played by Mrs. Agnes Aust-  ring, aunt of the; bridegroom.  Owing to the illness of the  'bride's father she was given in  marriage by her eldest brother,  William R. (Griffith. The bridegroom was supported by his  brother,-Edward.  The bride wore a powder blue  dressmaker suit, white hat and  veil, and matching accessories.  Her corsage was pink rosebuds  and white gardenias. She was  attended by her sister, Miss  Alice Griffith, wearing a gold  dressmaker suit and white hat  with corsage of pink rosebuds  and blue sweet peas. The bride's  mother was dressed in a black  two-piece dress; the mother of  the groom in rsoe printed silk,  each Rearing ping carnations.  Among<ythetguests w^ere :?Mrs.  F. Harford5, l&rs^ Agnes ��� Aust-  ring and sons Robert and Donald, and daughter Patricia, of  San Francisco; Mrs. Julienne  Bernstein, of New Orleans; Mr.  and Mrs. Bert Jorgenson and  Mr. C. B. Miller, of New Westminster; Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Jorgenson and sons ��� Edward and  Norman, adn daughter Ida, Of  Secret Cove, arid Mr. and Mrs.  Eric Willison, of Secret Cove.  After the reception, the bride  and groom left for their, honeymoon at Jasper Park. On their  return they will reside at Secret  Cove.  This shot of a window in a Westview store symbolizes  the topsy-turvy state of things in general in the Powell  River district after the 'quake.  Community  With permission  granted  by  the CorporafibriSof Gibsons to  use portionsyofy:'$he Municipal  Park, final arrangements have  been made to hold swimming  classes    there.    These    classes,  sponsored   by   the   Vancouver  Sun give free lessons in swimming   to   children   from   four  years of age to sateen, Lessons  are given by highly competent  instructors,  who conduct  similar classes in Vancouver and at  other points. In order to provide  three instructors, Mr. Findlay,  director . of    Sun    swimming  classes,   desires   to   obtain  enrollment cards from at least fifty  prospective      pupils,      Weekly  classes are to commence on the  afternoon of Saturday, July 6.  Enrollment cards may be obtained from the office of H. C.  Derrick, real estate, or Lang's  Drug Store.  ROBERTS' CREEK, B.C. ��� The  secretary of the Farmers' Institute called a special meeting  concerning the promotion of a  community playground for Roberts Creek, B.C.   R. D. Brewis  : attended the meeting and explained   that   the   government  hadjreserved five lots at Elphinstone Bay for that purpose.   It  was agreed that a committee of  ' f i&e% ^shouldy i��e   appointed, t&  make the preliminary arrangements.  On the following Thursday,  June 20th, this committee met  at the property to inspect it and  discuss plans for immediate  action.  R. D. Brewis was elected  chairman; A. Funnell, secretary,  with W. F. Merrick, Dwight  Haire and John Orr forming  this committee.  Financial donations towards  this worthwhile project will be  gladly accepted by this committee.  ie Company  Make  Three Calls  THE Vancouver Barge Transportation Limited, of Vancouver, who have been operating  a covered barge freight service  from Vancouver and Victoria to  up coast and Vancouver Island  points for over 25 years, are  pleased to announce that commencing Monday, July 1, 1946,  their ^arge, freight service will  make three calls weekly at Gibsons Landing. ;  Barges will leave the Vancouver Barge Company dock at  Vancouver every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 p.m. and  will arrive at Gibsons Landing  at 10 p.m. Frieght will be unloaded at once and will be available immediately to consignees  in the shed on the Government  dock.  The company hopes that this  service will be utilized not only  by the residents of Gibsons  Landing, but also by all those  in that area who can be reached  by rtuck transfer.  In addition to the above three  calls weekly at Gibsons Landing, the barge will call weekly  at Half Moon Bay, Sechelt, and  Pender Harbour (Irvines Lander ing)y leaving Vancouver  every  '��� ^Kr|d^^att^^pVmrys^'--^' rr -^ ^-r '--���.��� ���  This    increased    service   has  been made possible due to the  fact that the Vancouver Barge  Transportation Limited has seen  fit  to  enlarge  its fleet  of tug  boats  and  covered  barges,  for  the purpose of giving a regular  dependable   freight   service   to  this large area, and they very  much  ho,pe that  they will receive the patronage of the many  residents of that area.  Enquiries for printed sailing  schedules, rates and other services will be welcomed by the  company at their Vancouver  office.  Near-Tragedy  In Boat as  Fumes Escape  A TRIP of inspection to the  Egmont school ended in near-  tragedy to two members of the  District No. 46 School Board.  Mr. Marsden, president, and Mr.  Funnell, board member, on  Monday, June 24, chartered a  fishing boat to carry them from  Pender Harbour to the school  and back. While in the cabin  during the heavy rain, both  were affected by carbon monoxide fumes which escaped from  the motor. Mr.>Funh_il; became  unconscious for over two hours,  and both men suffered prlonged  effects from the gas. ,  VIH0X0IA  iHvysn-.avxoNiAoad Two  THE COAST NEWS, Halftsioon Bay, B. C.  Friday/ Jiane 28i 1946  (Eke (Boast Jfetus  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!  Export Bacon that Pays Best  a  19  PICTURE   FRAMING  Send your enlargements, photos, certificates to us for expert  framing at low cost. Prices before job is done, if. you wish.  Cranberry Hardware, Powell  River, B.C. '  WEDDING   STATIONERY  Engraved or standard wedding invitations, announcements. Also wedding cake  boxes, complete with cards, 95c  dozen. The Coast News, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  OIL BURNERS  CONVERT  your  present  wood  or coal stove to a rridoern oil-  burning range with the famous.<  "Queen"    Oil    Range    Burner.  Order now for July and August,  delivery from your local stockist,  and distributor, Tommy Thomas  ���Madeira   Park,   Pender   Harbour.   Installations arranged  promptly.  Personal attention to.  all inquiries. "Quaker" Oil Cir-:  culating  Heaters   also   arriving  shortly. 4&  FOR SALE  WE HAVE waterfront property .  from Gibsons Landing to  Pender Harbour. E. W. Parr  Pearson, representing Consolidated Brokers, 942 West Pender  St.,  Vancouver. tfn  MISCELLANEOUS  5AWS GUMMED, lawn mowers  overhauled and sharpened,  ;cissors, shears and knives  ground. Apply W. W. Bur-  ���oughs, Westview, B.C. tf  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  R&Bios *  1946 Battery -.and ..Electric radios,  repairs to all makes. C.C.M.  Bikes in*stock;' Tommy,Thomas,  Radio and.. Electric Service,  Pender Harbour. 43  ?vi?r'  KEYS TO  ORDERS  All -kinds"' of1 keys   made   to.,  order.   * Send  sample-'you  wish :t  duplicated.'    Muir's   Hardware, ...  at:Pbwelf'River (Westview) B.C.  FOR SALE  FOR SALE or trade for milking  cow, good farm horse; weight  approximately 1700v lbs. y Harry  J. Walker,'Secheltiy        ���'������"���'. vjy43  MARINEv REPAIRS,'; \.J  We are specialists "in ��� general  .   repairs,   electric   and. ^abetylejne  welding. .     Westview    Machine  Shop,. Westview, B;C;: ���/: .. yz  ���       ���      v   /-FOR SALE   '���>:'-./. r  1928; Chevrolet,:. Coach;;.'  ..''������. :^eadyz^g-zgio.   Seen; at  Harbour  Motor Machine  Madeira Park. 43  Smart Bossie  Enjoys ftlash at  Banham Place  JACK Banham, Wildwood resident, can be pardoned if he;  thinks he has a smart cow. The  cow, Blbiidie, by name, slipped  'her head out of her stanchion  Friday night, backed out of her  stall and switched on an electric light.  Seeing the barn lit up, Jack,  went out investigate. BlOndie  had been into the mash but was  calmly looking out of the open  top half of the barn door, evid-;  ently enjoying the evening  zephyrs.  Personality���   HSketehes  By LES PETERSON  FRANK CAMPBELL  FRANK' Campbell enlisted in  the Royal Canadian Navy at  H.M.C.S. Discovery in 1942.  Following his basic training  there he was allocated as stoker  and transferred to Naden for  additional training. At the completion of a gunnery course at  Comox he was assigned to the  Frigate Springhill, oil which he  served for two years. During  this time his ship sailed from  the west .coast through tliej-Pan-  ama Caha!,y patrolled tlj# eastern seaboard from the Carri-  bean north, and crossed the  Atlantic to --the-yIrish .Sea for  further duty there: It returned  to Pictou near VE ?.��� day.., Frank.  received his discharge there in'  the fall of 1945, arid-has, been-  enj^ged since then- with ;T. H.  Godfrey arid' Company of Gibr ���,  sons.     "* '.   .'���".'  f  SHOP by MAIL  from  Powell Stores Ltd.  Powell River, B. C.  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  Too many Kogs are overfat on loin and ham.   The cross-section of these  ��� two Wiltshire sidesshows why British consumers prefer bacon from Grade A  carcasses (right); instead of from Grade B deft).   Grade A hogs yield more  yjeanymeaty^rypdund; '        ^  AROUND BRITANNBA  TOWNSITE  By; Larry Stewart  THE TOWNSITE Ladies' Guild  held their annual "June tea"  in the commuhity church on  Thursday afternoon, June 20. It  took the form of a getr-;acquain-  ted social, with all the ladies  of the Townsite and Mncline,  being invited. Each lady wore  a lapel tag,, bearing her name  and home .town, thereby making formal introductions unnecessary. Although the response this year was somewhat  under average, everyone reported a very enjoyable afternoon. The ladies are to be commended on the beautiful display of flowers, decorating the  tea tables. :...      zlz.,:-'''������/ :f--'.    ��� ..;  Did you see the new sweaters  displayed; oft the backs .of the ;  ''Surface"   Softball . ^eamv this  week. Yessir, they were "wows"  with a great big 'S'; for Surface, .  shining x>n the frp^it^The Sweaters must have helped consid- y  erably because V the dEir.sJt even-,  ing out ,the team trounced the  underground team, fourteen to -'  six,  Now  they tell us  the  'S' .  stands  for  superman.  . Mrs.R.  Clifton and-Mrs. JL:  Bishop   are   patients   in- Vancouver hospitals,at the present  time.   Every   wish   f di*   speedy ��� ������'  ���recoveries;  ������'���������'������    '  *    *.  # -���'������  Mr. and Mrs. E. yTraee and; ;  family. are holidaying : in Cal- * '";  gary at the present.time. ���  This last week the annual er-'^  ectioris -Of   Local   663,   started*,....  * Jack' Balderson on > his- fourth Z v  term as president. "Amie" Bennett was elected vice-president  while "Ken" Smitji retains his  position as sec-treasurerof the '  Local.  ��� y   ��� *    *    *.   . ���  ' Mr. and Mrs. WTRyall-were  visitors in the community this  week. 'Bill" Ryall is a ,former  resident of the Townsite, but  it was Mrs. Ryall's first visit.  Mrs. Ryall was guest of honor     ^  at 'tea' held in the home of Mrs.  D. MacDonafd, Friday aftejhoon  June 21.  y *   .#..*������.'���������.  A wedding of local interest  will be held at North Vancouver in St. John's Anglican  Church on June .29, /when JMiss  Sylvia Watson, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 'Pat5 Watson, becomes the bride of Mr.  George Nowell.  * *    *  Wonder when that mysterious*  Beach correspondent is going-to  reveal the identity* of the man  in the straw hat.  * *. ���. *  Yes, wasn't the earthquake  shocking.  AND COMPANY LTD.  ^GlggON'S LANDING^  General Tracking  :;r.and 'Fuel';;,';.  ����������..*���.   V  Wilf Scott  HALr^OON IM^  ** .;.t; * *  General Trucking  Let us help you solve  your transportation  problems!  EIGHT-year-old Linda Wight-  man, daughter of a" Jasper  baker, has a way with her���  even Bing Crosby has to admit  that .  Linda, broke through a group  watching Crosby on the golf  course in Jasper,: sidled up to  the crooner and presented him  with a. small picture of two  bears taking a bath.  Bihg reciprocated by calling  at the Wightman home and chatting with. Linda's parents, and  left a parcel for his smail admirer. It was a photograph and.  written across the bottom was:  "With love to my little pal,  Linda,  from Bing  Crosby."  Recently. , returned  .. tourists  from   Europe   report   that, the  subway which is, hearing com-  .. ;'��� pletipn in Moscow will'be on a  pdr with the hndergroundVrapid  .transit, systems t ir* :-New York,  ."Loridpri and Paris. ';\.^  xtoocoeoooogoooooooooooa  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's, Brack-  man-Ker's garden seeds.  Window glass cut to  :'.: ���order-"- '?���.>"'/*���.'������  SECHELT INN  Excellent Dining Room-  Tea Rooms, soft drinks,  light snacks. Roller skating Rink, Friday evenings. 7-11 p.m.���Dancing^  Shows at the Pavilion. ���  ���..  ^ For <:: information, , call . or  phone Mr.: R. S.:; Hackett at  Sechelt..: Storey., tor'y Union  ��� St&hnishipSy Vancouver.  i -, in  1  ���PI  1  O&QOQOOQGGQ&OOaiO&OGIiO&OaQ Friday, June 28, 1946  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Page Three  By ADELAIDE  HABITS: Two things are outstanding in the formation of  habits���repitition and success.  Perhaps success is the more important factor, for it is success  that causes an act to be repeated. The most common habit  of babies���one which they soon  after birth���is that of crying to  be picked up. There are countless reasons why a mother finds  is easier to pick the child up  than to stand the crying. The  result? The crying has achieved  success���so, it will be tried  again.   With   each   success  the  L  For Safe Reliable  TRANSPORTATION  PHONE  TAirS TAXI  SERVICE  HALFMOON BAY  Passengers v picked up at -Pen*  der, Hacboufr ahd way'.points:  to   make   connections   with  Gibsons Landing Ferry.  habit   becomes   stronger.   This  principle applies, as well tantrums,   coaxing,  fits   of  temper  and other bad habits. Good habits   are   as   easily   formed  bad  ones though more effort is required of the parent���but in the  long   run   that   effort   is   welf  repaid. The same principles apply to  the  formation  of  good  habits  as  bad  ones;  repetition  and success are necessary if parents hope to help their children  to build; good habits and they  must be consistent. Each lapse  is a slip in breaking dow na bad  habit and also a slip in the form,T  ation of a good one. It isn't easy  to  be  consistent,  but,  until  a  habit becomes firmly fixxed it  is well worth it. Having established a good habit an occasional  lapse is not as important��� in  fact,   it  tends  to help  a  child  develope into one who can adjust   itself   to   new   situations.  The tiresome person who must  always   have   things   done   the  same way at the same time is  hard to live with! Good habits  may  be   emphasized  in  many  ways���interest aroused, success  met with, a word of praise, all  lead to a sense of achievement  and cause the act to; l?e repeated  until,  eventually,  the  habit  is  formed.  "Prompt Attention To Mail Orders!"  ;ir RESTMORE FURNITURE:  Beds, Springs, Mattresses  ir General Electric APPLIANCES: Radios, Refrigerators  &  Washing Machines  ir FURNITURE: Occasional Tables, Cedar Chests, Lamps etc  DOR AN 5 FURNITURE  WESTVIEW, B. C. - Phone 230  Pender Harbour Traders Ltd.  Madeira Park, Pender Harbour  MERCHANTS and MARINE ENGINEERS  BT/I-.->ZSTG  SUPPLIES  Plywood, Wallboard,  Roofing,   Shingles,  Cement  SASH and DOORS  -TAII.S  PAINT and  VARST-SKES  MARINE PAINTS  "Sea King" Brand  BUILDERS'  HARDWARE  PLUMBING  SUPPLIES  LINOLEUM  MARINE   PUMPS  " Jabisco"  ROPE and CANVAS  LUMBER  MARINE  ENGINES  (new)  Lauson, gas  Murphy���Deisel  Hendy���Deisel  MARINE  ENGINES  (Rebuilt)  MARINE  SUPPLIES  and  FISHING GEAR  by Lipsett's  STOCKS CARRIED  We carry stocks of most Items.   Ask us to submit quotations  your  requirements.    You   will   find   our  prices   compare  favorably  with   city  prices.  We hold deal0rs_ips from soma of the best supply  houses In Vancouver.  for  GOOD QUALITY ��� PAIR PRICE  BERRY BURGLARS  Extensive Damage ResuEts at PowelB River;  Residents Rush Out of Houses Half Clad  HOUSES rocked, chimneys toppled and dishes clattered to  . the floor Sunday morning at 10:14, when "the worst  earthquake we've ever had" hit Powell River and district.  Damages running well into four figures resulted from  the tremor, which caught most residents either in bed or  in the midst of their breakfasts. Men, women and children,  some of them only half-clad, rushed out of their houses' as  the quake struck.  About sixty chimneys were completely demolished,  and many more will have to be rebuilt as a result of the  severe shaking they received.  Merchants throughout the district reported losses in  stock, particularly in glass and chinaware.  Many prized pieces of un-  ~~~   insured chinaware were lost  by private citizens in the  district.  No serious damage was  done to the Powell River  company mill apart from  that suffered by a transformer in the .sub-station.  It blew out during the quake.  A considerable amount of  damage was suffered by  Powell Stores and employees  were busy all day, clearing  away the wreckage.  Origin of the tremor is unknown. It was so severe as to  put seismographs out of order  in Victoria and Seattle. Scientists cannot therefore, plot with  accuracy where it started.  Dr. Joseph Pearce of the  .Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, said, "to  judge the epicentre requires  recording at three stations.  Civilian reports from Seattle,  New Westminster, Vancouver,  lower mainland and Island  points on the intensity of the  quake show that it could have  been centred in the Gulf of  Georgia, although it was probably off the west coast of the  island.  Dr. Pearce said it was the  worst quake in 20 years, but he  assured citizens that there  would be no further tremors for  several months at least.  Blowing out of the Powell  River company transformer resulted in a 15-hour power shutdown in Westview. The Princess Mary was unable to unload  Yes, sir, and I can tell you right now RPM Motor Oil is  tops. It's compounded! And boy, does that ever make a  difference to your engine!  Your car's cooling system can't stop the fiery heat of  modern motors from blasting cylinder walls . . . but  RPM sure can ... and does! ��� - '  Most oils duck from such hot spots, but not RPM. This  means better lubrication and a lot less wear.  Save Money, see your Standard Dealer and change today  to RPM.  y^j^  P.S.���  Don't carry a lot of dougk with you  when you're, travelling. Use a Standard  Credit Card. It's good in the United  States and right here at hprne, too. Your  Standard Dealer will be glad to take  your application.  ��� ��� . improved  . . . compounded  cars at the Westview dock because of the shut-down, and unloaded them at Powell River.  Telephone communication to  outside points was cut off but  local service was uninterrupted.  Some structural damage was  done to the west wing of the  hospital and several cracks show  in the concrete walls.  INJURY  Only recorded injury was that  suffered by Mrs. Harry Doni-  gan, Westview, who was about  to throw herself to the earth  when the ground rose up to  meet her. She suffered a  wrenched back.  SEVERE IN TOWNSITE  The quake was most severe in  the area nearest the water.  Chimneys in Powell River tottered and crashed as the tremor  raced in waves through the district. Four houses in a row on  Ocean View lost their chimneys  in a matter of seconds.  There were few chimney losses in Westview and in Wild-  wood the damage was compari-  tively light. Cranberry Lake  also reported small damage.  Sam Marshall, head watchman of the Powell River company told of being on thei  Powell River dock with Ernie  Ketchum, when the tremor  started.  "It came in with a roar/' said  Mr. Marshall. "Poles were swaying, wires were whipping and  we saw several planks fall off  the construction scaffolding at  the new barker mill.  "I can't honestly say I saw  the stacks (two 200-foot stacks  of the mill) swaying though,"  Mr. Marshall concluded.  The head watchman's remarks  were corroborated by Mr. Ketchum. "At first we thought if*  was a train of paper/' he said,  "but then we realized it was  Sunday and there were no  trains moving. I saw Sam's car  rocking and we knew it was a  quake,"  A fissure three feet wide and  ten feet deep opened up at the  beach in front of Gus Courte's  property in Westview. There  were reports of other fissures in  the district but none of a size  to compare with this.  Oddity of the tremor was the  chimney of George Yipp's house  on the Wildwood hill which  took a quarter-circle turn be-'  fore settling down.  It is still there.  TYPING  SERVICE  Les Peterson  GIBSON'S LANDING  JOHN JEVNING, Ladner farmer, has had difficulty with  boys robbing his strawberry  patch. At 40 cents a pound for  strawberries Mr. Jevning hasn't  exactly approved of the boys'  actions so when he found a pile  of ten bicycles belonging to  boys who were engaged in robbing him of berries he stayed  with the bikes till the boys left  the patch.  Soon Mr. Jevning was ringed  by ten angry boys. He told them  not to touch the bicycles until  the police came. The boys became threatening and he warned them that unless they stood  back he would break their bikes.  Soon there was no question of  what the boys intended to do.  They decided to rush the elderly  man and take their bikes. He  succeeded in smashing six bikes  before the boys left the scene,  managing to take their bicycles  with them.  ERIC INGLIS  GENERAL  TRUCKING  and FUEL  Gibson's Landing  Repairs to...  ��� Typewriters  ��� Adding Machines  ��� All Business  Machines  Coast News Ltd,  Enjoy Your Vacation  in the Mountains  FOR YOUR HEALTH  AND RECREATION  SQUAMISH HOTEL  SQUAMISH, B. C.  Mr. and Mrs. E. Finch  Thomas  BEASLEY  General  Merchant  <?*_>  Bus stop at Sports  Fishing Centre  HAMM0ON BAT  c*_��  Specializing in  Standard Oil Products Paga Four  _ THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, June 28, 1946  ONE WAR that never should halt short  of victory is the Canada-wide battle  against forest fires, Lt. Col. Charles C. I.  Merritt, V.C, M.P., stated in a special  message to the Canadian Forestry Association.  "i  'In my native province of British Columbia," Colonel Merritt said, "logging is  the main pillar of our day-to-day earning  power. The woods provide most of the  pay-cheques and represent the province's  first assurance for future expansion. The  economic balance between forests and employment is no truer of British Columbia  than of Quebec and New Brunswick and  great expanses of Ontario. If we are to  preserve this 'pillar we must get down to a  nation-wide job of eliminating forest fires.  Good forest management is becoming one  of Canada's most necessary and profitable  enterprises. The soil, the mines, water  power developments and the fisheries are  immune to conflagrations; but the forests  have no assured existence if the Canadian  public persists in setting them ablaze.  Only a trifling minority is accountable for  such destruction *and we should become  conscious of and set our faces against  what has become a dangerous plague".  Heart Trouble  OTTAWA REPORTS have it that Colonel Nikolai Zabotin, alleged chief of Russian spy  work in Canada, is dead. These reports say  that Col. Zabotin succumbed four days fater  returning to Moscow. Cause of death: heart  trouble.  Zabotin, it will be recalled, didn't do too  well in Ottawa. A spy leader should keep his  work strictly under cover, yet Russia's espionage activities in Canada were so carelessly  handled that they hit the headlines.  Zabotin's inefficiency must have troubled  a good many hearts in the Kremlin. So perhaps the report of his passing means exactly  what it says: the colonel's death was due to a  troubled heart���but not necessarily his own.  The Speedy Age  WE DID THINK civilization had speeded up  about to the limit for one year when it was  announced a couple of days ago that the United  States had an airplane engine that would propel  its surrounding fuselage through the air at  the rate of 1,500 miles per hour.  We felt the same way when the U.S. Army  broke the new of its antonishing electronic  numerical integrator and computer���the light- *  ning calculator that in 20 minutes works out  prpblems that used to take a good smart mathe-  maician something like two weeks o solve.  We even felt a little the same the first time  we heard of the invention of an automatic sink  hat washes and dries the dishes and then grinds  up the garbage.  Now, however, we really are out of adjectives. It seems there's a woman artist in  Adelaide, South Australia, who can not only  paint with both hands at once, but upside  down. She turns out a creditable 24-by-30-inch  landscape in five minutes.  If this sort of thing goes on, who can predict  where we shall end up���or which en up?  A man should never be ashamed to own he  has been in the wrong, which is but saying that  he is wiser today than he was yesterday.  Wxt ��oast Mews  Published Every Friday  by  The Coast News Limited  Registered office���Powell River, B.C.  Business Office���Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Entered at the Post Office at Halfmoon Bay  as authorized second-class mail.  A.  K.  Alsgard���President  .   E. W. Parr P��aarson���Sec.-Treaa.  A FREE PRESS IS THE PRIVILEGE  OF A FREE COUNTRY  Itec��i_ipeia��e  Life's a road of sun and shadow,  Rough and smooth for everyone.  But there's rest for all the weary  When the long day's work is done.  If the rain clouds never darkened,  If the skies were always blue,  We should miss the lovely rainbow  With its promise ever. new.  If we ne'er had pain of parting  Think ho woften we should miss  All the gladness of re-union,  And the loving welcome kiss.  ��� ��� ���  If the air as always balmy  How we'd long to feel again  The lash of wind and sting of frost.  Hear rain beat on the pane.  Life's a road of sun and shadow,  Joy and pain for everyone,  But how sweet the rest at even,  When at last the journey's done.  ���Nell. M. Phillips.  Bible Reading  GOD IS our refuge and strength, a very-  present help in trouble. Therefore will  not we fear, though the earth be removed,  and though the mountains be carried into  the midst of the sea; Though the waters  thereof roar and be troubled, though the  mountains shake with the swelling thereof.  Be still, and know that I am God: I will  be exalted among the heathen, I will be  exalted in the earth.  The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of  Jacob is our refuge.  ���Ps. 46:>3,10,11,.  Smile Awbile  I always wondered where all the Smiths  came from till I came to this city. Then what  happened? I saw a sign: "Smith Manufacturing  Company."  * *      *  A St. Thomas jeweller, whose windows were'  smashed  an  dgood  carried  away,   advertises  that the Crash and Carry system has been dis  toninued at his store. There's a sense of humor  for you. '  * ���'*���'���"'���''������-  "I'm going to stay single until I find a girl  like Grandpa married."  "Well, you'll stay single a long time then���  they don't make them that way any more."  "Oh, I don't know���Grandpa just got married yesterday."  * *.���.*���'  A nun hired a small hall in a country town.  He engaged no assistance, but a month before  the date for which he had rented the hall he put  up signs all over the town stating in large  letters: "He is coming." . "*���  A week before the fateful night, that was  replaced by: "He will be at the Town Hall in  April." *The day before the event there was  the simple legend: "He is here." The following morning: "He will be at the Town Hall  tonight at eight o'clock."  That night the man himself sat in the box  office and sold tickets at one dollar a head  to a capacity audience. When the lights went  up inside, however, all the crowd could see  was a huge sign reading: "He's gone."  The Listening Pos  AT OTTAWA  By Charles Clay  ?3  Shot���That which if some people have more  than one of, they're half.  Clarinet���An ill wind that no one blows  good. ^  Confession Magazine���Where people write  their wrongs.  Gentleman���A worn out wolf.  A strip tease dancer is one who makes a bare  living.  A little experience often upsets a lot of  theory.  I don't think much of a man who is not wiser  today than he was yesterday.  CAPITAL HILL  Ottawa wiseacres are basing  .expectations of a date for the  next federal election oh the  fact that Prime Minister King  has now broken the record for  tenure of office as a Canadian  Prime Minister, making him  free, as far as he is concerned,  to retire on his achievement of  having governed Canada longer  than anybody else.  Developments may come as  follows: retirement of King  from prime ministership to the  Ministry of Exertnal Affairs,  appointment of a new prime  minister (probably Mr. Ilsley),  a national Liberal party convention in 1947 to pick a new  leader, a short session of Parliament early in 1948, an election  in June 1948.  Announcement in the house  of Commons is expected soon  of additional Parliamentary Assistants, but the only name currently being boomed is that of  Watson McNaught of Prince,  Prince Edward Island.  A blindness-prevention campaign will be undertaken by, the  Federal Government, but no  definite plans have been laid  for this public relations job.  The federal Department of  Fisheries is eyeing with uneasiness the prospect of a strike by  B. C. salmon fishermen who are  refusing to fish when the season open on June 30 unless their  demand for a price increase of  one cent a pound for all varieties  is met Canners offer only one-  half cent increase on red salmon, and one-eighth cent increase on other varieties.  BRITISH PROBLEMS  First real nationalization  headache to hit British Labor  Government is the plan to nationalize transport, for while  the plan applies without too  much difficulty to railways and  airlines and shipping, the 60,000  British truckers who would  come under the scheme are objecting strongly to it.  While decreasing the mobility  of labor on one hand by refusing permission to move from  certain areas experiencing man  shortages, the British Ministry  of Labor also plans to facilitate  the transfer of labor to certain  approved areas. Assistance includes free transportation, moving costs, settling-in and lodging  allowances, and grants ��� to continue liabilities for previous  homes.  Planned British pottery production developments include a  increase in the production of  vitreous ware, the setting up of  a co-operative export service to  assist the small producer, the  establishment of a permanent  government advisory body, and  a continuation of individual initiative and enterprise in the  industry. There ..are, to be no  immediate steps toward nationalization? of it.  If the ten model cities planned  for the outskirts of London are  ^successful, it is expected the idea  will be taken up by Canadian  city planners.  Before World War II, the  annual British Industries Fair  was usually held in February  or March so that overseas visitors and buyers could visit the  German Leipsiz fair, but since  Leipsig no longer exists as a  fair town, the first postwar  British Industries Fair will be  held in 1947 simultaneously in  London and Birmingham during  May when British weather is  more favorable.  CANADIANS ARE  BUILDING  First large market-garden ir-  igation project in Canada may  be attempted just north of Winnipeg along the Red River,  where, six out of ten years, essential vegetable crops are below normal because they lack  moisture at . the proper time.  .Growers are asking provincial  and federal government aid.  First official steps in the Federal Government's plan to include the Quebec banks of the  Ottawa River in its National  Capital Development comes with  expropriation procee din gs  against a. concern now on the  required site.     : ��� N  By spending $60,000 on survey work and * borings, the Federal Government is raising Nova  Scotian hopes that the long-projected Canso Strait causeway,  costing approximately $14,000,-  000, will soon be a reality, joining Cape Breton Island to the  mainland for rail and vehicular  traffic.  Largest irrigation project, including a dam and a canal, now  in survey stages is the $7,00,000 J.  Red     Deer     River     Diversion  Scheme in Alberta.  A $5,000,000 municipal airport  for Saint John, for which the  city has already purchased 1,200  acres eight miles from the city,  is under negotiation. Financial  assistance from the Dominion  Government is anticipated. St.  John is the only Canadian city  over 50,000 population without  a municipal airport.  TRANSPORTATION   TRENDS  First commercial transportation use of modern radar equipment will be on the Canadian  Pacific Steamship "Princess  Helene", running between Saint  John, N. B. and Digby, N. S.,  making this service reliable arid  safe.  A big boom in helicopter development in Canada is expected,  if the use of a helicopter equipped wth magnetic and electric  aerial exploration devices, now  being tested in Northern On- ]  tario, is even partially successful.  SECRET COVE  Inez Willison,  Correspondent  . I  Mr. and ��� Mrs. Ivor B. Jergenson left for Egmont to attend the wedding of their son-  Elmer to Miss Mable Griffith.  Others from Secret Cove who  attended  the   wedding   at   Eg-  ,mont were Miss Ida Jergenson^  Edward   and   Norman   Jergenson, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Willison,  and Mr. and Mrs. G. Noutia.  *    *  ' #  Vernon Green has returned  after a few days in Vancouver  on business. " ��� ���  . .. .*    *���*-���  Mr. and Mrs. Bert Jorgenson  from New Westminster stopped  in for a few days' visit with  I. B. Jorgenson on their way  to Prince Rupert.  The undersigned wishes  to publicly apologize to  Mr. and Mrs. J. Jonas of  Selma Park for an incident which occurred May  25th in the vicinity of  Wakefield, Sechelt.  (Signed)  Floyd McGladdery Friday, June 28, 1946  t  l\ George  Siggers,   Correspondent  HOLLYWOOD may have a  breakfast oJub, but something  new has been added here at the  I Beach. A ladies' swimming  i club, and they brave the early  | morning frost to plunge at 9.30  a.m.   But I'm inclined to believe  the early hour has something to  } do  with  being  bashful.     They  don't need to be, judging by the  . figures I've glanced at.  [ *    *    *  !' This Sunday seemed just like  ; an ordinary day. Everyone  worked so that they will have a  j good holiday next week. The  J plant will be down Sunday,  Monday and Tuesday and probably longer if the strike is called on the 3rd of July.  / Mr. Hector Herimon returned  from his holiday, but instead of  getting here Sunday night, it  was Monday morning. He fell  asleep oh the boat and overshot  5the mark, finding himself up at  jWoodfibre. He was tired though,  having   travelled   from   Cran-  Ibrook.  The West  Hamiltons arrived  l>ack from their vacation Sun-  'day.  *    *    *  ' Mrs. Don McGregor and son  Dale, left' for points east last  week.    We hope they have a  nice holiday.  r *    *    *  ( Our softball league is balancing itself up. The R.W.s victory  over the Cee Bee's on Sunday  . kept the Red Sox in top spot.  'The league standings to date  are:  P W L  7    4   3  7 3   4  8 4   4  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  .Page Five  WflT VlPtlTTH!    ^e Patne^ic victims who survived  ft al   Y lUlll-lu    ftie   horror   of   invasion   and   the  squaior of life under enemy occupation are clad in rags.  They are in desperate need of all kinds of clothes. An urgent  appeal is made to every Canadian family to ransack attics  wardrobes, trunks, to contribute eevry serviceable garment  that they can spare to the National Clothing Collection.  Everything is needed���coats, suits, trousers, dresses, shirts,  sweaters, socks, pyjamas, bedding, shoes and overshoes.  Bundles should be sent to your local depot.  Red Sox -  'Cee Bee's .  RW.'s      Charlie DeBalinhard  Gibsons Landing  WATKINS DEALER  Mail Orders Will Receive  Prompt Attention  "HOSS THIEVES"  ON THE LOOSE  IN SALMON ARM  SHADES of the Old West!  Bold, bad "hoss thieves"' are  on the loose in Salmon Arm!  And the victim of the "outlaws" is none other than the  staid and august Corporation of  the   City   of   Salmon   Arm!  Such at least was the report  presented to the city council  at its regular meeting on Tuesday night by Aid. Vic Nancollas,  chairman of the public works  I1  iiiHIl  For Future Security  Buy  a Home Site  Now  /  Desirable lots available in the new Sechelt Subdivision���on the road to Porpoise Bay.  For information SEE, WRITE OR PHONE  R/S. HACKETT  Union S. S. Co., Sechelt  committee. The circumstances  surrounding the apparent return  to the roaring days of the hectic  wild west to this ordinarily  peaceful are these:  It appears that a couple of  horses had been wandering  about the city streets for several  days, creating no little nuisance  and annoyance.. Finally,, orders  were issued to Roy Boutwell,  public works foreman, to impound the animals. To Mr. Bout-  well an order is no sooner issued than it is done and the  two equines were quickly placed  in the city's pound.  As the end of the time which  must elapse before they could  be legally disposed of neared,  the horses disappeared from the  corral; the word used at the  council meeting *was  "stolen".  Adding insult to injury in the  nocturnal disappearance of the  animals is the fact that the city  has incurred considerable expense in advertising that they  had been impounded and in  their care while they were  guests in the city. Loss of the  animals in itself aws enough to  roil the usually placid temper  of the council, but the fact that  money was owing to the city's  coffers caused bitted indignation.  LUNCH  NOW OPEN AT  miiiHiiiiwiHiiii-fli   GIBSONS 'LANDING  The Secret Cove Marine Basin  of the  Government Float  SECRET COVE  Agents for  V-BELTS AND PULLEYS, COPPER TUBING,  STORAGE BATTERIES, CHEVROLET  CARBURETOR REPAIRS  GROCERIES ��� COMMERCIAL FISHING TACKLE  ORDERS TAKEN FOR FRESH MEAT  MARINE SERVICE STATION  HOME OIL PRODUCTS  PHONE YOUR REQUIREMENTS  A NEW cafe, "Bob's Quick  Lunch" is now open for business at Gibsons. Located immediately behind the post office, the cafe is centrally located and handy to both wharf  and the main crossroads. Proprietors Bob and Mrs. Graham  announce that they will specialize in light snacks but that  meals will also be available.  There is no doubt that during  the summer especially the community can well do with the  added restaurant service that  Bob's Quick Lunch has to offer.  _���  Marshall Bros.  Plumbing and Heating  Estimates  Given  Gibsons Landing, B.C.  Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Seeley  have moved from their waterfront cottage to the house recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs.  McBride. Mr. McBride has returned to the air force.  * *    *  Miss Amy Archer, a normal  school student, has returned to  spend the summer with her parents.  * *    *  Miss Phyllis Clayton who  graduated from high school this  year has also returned to spend  the summer with her parents.  ��Ji 3* ���*���  Mr. J. E. Steele with his  wife and small son, is convalescing at the home of Mr. J.  Cook, grandfather of Mrs.  Steele.  * *    *  Roy Walker, young son of  Mr. Frank Walker climbed up  a tree, but had the misfortune  to fall down, and was removed  to Pender Harbour with a broken collar bone.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Robil-  liard have become the first  purchasers of a lot on the new  Porpoise Bay subdivision. With  water and light soon to be available it should be a very attractive residential site.  *  *  Miss Audrey Burley formerly  a guest of Miss Bunny Shaw is"  now staying with her cousins.  Miss Joan and Mary <5rimmett.  #    *    *  RECENT guests of the Sechelt  Inn were Mr. Norman Burley  and Brigadier J.  Creighton  of  Vancouver.  RIPPLE ROCK  CAN BE BLASTED  SAYS MORTON  REMOVAL of Ripple Rock,  dangerous hazard in navigation in Seymour Narrows, has  been proved feasible from an  engineering standpoint, declared K. W. Morton, district  engineer of the public works department in Vancouver recently.  Mr. Morton estimates it will  take 34 months to remove the  top of the rock under the system used by the B.C. dredging  company. This is the company  that did all the experimental  work that was finally stopped  by the Dominion government  when funds for the project ran  out.  Cost of the werk is estimated  at nearly two million dollars.  It is expensive because of the  overtime involved for crews and  the fact that actual drilling can  only be done at ebb tide.  Summarizing the work done,  he said 139 piles were drilled,  a total of 717 feet. Of these, 93  were blasted. The other 46 were  not blasted because of broken  drills or other causes. Deepest  hole drilled was 15 feet and the  average 5.7 feet.  "There was complete control  over the barge and the experiments definitely showed that  Ripple Rock can be blasted by  this method," he said. He was  referring to the method of anchoring the drill barge over the  rock with overhead cables attached to the two shores of the  channel.  During the early days of the  war the United States government offered to undertake the.  task of removing the rock at its  own expense. The Canadian  government rejected this offer,  pointing out that the hazard to  navigation was located in Dom-r  inion waters and therefore was  their responsibility alone.  jimversary  THE FAMILY of Mr. and Mrs.  George Walker, honored the  occasion of their parents' 40th  wedding anniversary. It was  in the nature of a surprize party.  They were presented with a  beautiful cocktail table.  Mr. and Mrs. Walker were  among the early settlers here,  arriving first at Wilson Creek,  later moving to Sechelt. They  have three sons and three  daughters, also eleven grandchildren. They are now enjoying good health on their farm.  Residents, when you hear  whooping and hollering, as you  approach Sechelt Heights, on  the site of the old school  grounds, it is the ladies of the  Sechelt West community practising softball, with the view of  organizing a team. Good luck  to them.  ��__H>  Regular  Scheduled  Freight Service  THREE TIMES  WEEKLY  from  Vancouver  to  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.  Transportation  Limited  Vancouver Barge  VANCOUVER. B.C. Page Six  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, June 28, 1946  Miss P. Punnett, Correspondent  THE EARTH tremor of early  Sunday morning did little  damage on Bowen Island. The  brick chimney at the store was  shaken loose but did not fall.  The^store itself was closed for  a short time to enable the clerks  to put fallen groceries back on  the shelves. Different persons  reported rattling dishes and  windows in their houses. The  majority of the people said the  earthquake was very noticable  -although there were one or two  who declared they did not feel  anything.  * *    *  A number of bridges which  are in poor condition are now  being replaced. One small  bridge on the trunk road has  already been torn down and a  culvert has been put in its place.  A similar job is being done on  ja larger scale on the Smithson'  bridge.  * *    *  Mr. Adams of Tunstall Bay  has bought a jeep but just what  he plans to do with it is not yet  laiown.  The Bowen Island school is  holding its annual picnic on  Tuesday, June 25. A ferry has  been chartered to carry all the  members  to  Camp  Fircom  on  Gambier Island for the day.  * *    *  Support the clothing drive.  Wm. McFADDEN  Optometrist  510   West   Hastings  Street  VANCOUVER  ���  at Gibson's  Landing  EACH  Friday and Saturday  Eyes Examined and Glasses  Fitted  DO YOUR  LOGGING AT  WAKEFIELD INN  No Snow, Rain or Fixe  Season to Interrupt  Operations  Bus leaves Gibson's at  6:30 p.m.  Leaves Wakefield at  11:00 p.m.  Friday and  Saturday  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-Stralton Motors  Gasoline Driven Water  Pumps  Thor Gasoline Driven Wash  Machines  Radios  Oil Heaters and Ranges  Complete Stock of  Pipe Fittings  MISS LOUISE BOWDEN  Correspondent  MR. CRAIG Lea, his daughter,  Marjorie, and his father, Mr.  Lea of Vancouver, came home  on Sunday's boat. Mr. C. Lea  and Marjorie just returned from  Victoria where his oldest daughter, Arlene, is in the hospital.  * *    *  Mr. A. Clemens has returned  from Britannia where he supervised the exams.  * *    *  Miss Anne Francis has recovered from the mumps.  * *    *  Mrs. Ellis Chadwick has as  her guest her mother, Mrs. Hancock Of New Westminster.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. L. Coturieur and  Patricia Ann are in Squamish.  * #    *  Mrs. Jack White, Wendy and  Rhoda are in the city.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Eric Persson,  Mr. and Mrs. A. Mulligan,  IVtisses Ada Niro, Elaine Anderson and Kay and Mary Erickson  were all in town during the  week.  S$ SfC ����  Mr. Jack Cheney spent the  week-end with his sister, Mrs.  H. Fowler.  * *    *  Mr. Les Johnson spent several  days here.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Bell Beckett and  Sharon and Suzanne are at  home.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. J. Downs who  were married in Victoria on the  19th,   spent   several days with '  Mr. and Mrs. J. Rudkin.  * *    *  Misses Loraine Sinclair and  Doreen Greveling spent the  week-end in Squamish.  * *    *  Mrs. MacGregor is in the hospital as is. Mrs. A. Woods and  Mrs. F. Schofield.  * *    *  John Bain, the_ young son of  Mr and Mrs. W. Bain, is in the  hospital after running into the  side of a truck. He has a broken  nose and a bad gash in his leg.  On Sunday morning the Sunday     school    pupils     received  prizes  for  proficiency  and  attendance.      The    sixteen    preschool    pupil's of Miss Doreen  Bowden all received gifts. John  Bain, Bobbie Ramsay and Gweri  Duncan    of    Louise    Bowden's  class received prizes.    In Mrs.  Bain's  class,  Kathleen^ Rudkin,  Pat   Ramsay   and   Iyall   Inglis  were the lucky winners. Wendy  Bain and Dan and Neil Bowden  of   Mrs.   Beckett's   class,   and  Doreen Francis of Mrs. Hendersons class were the final winners.   Rev. William Govier presented the prizes.  The High school graduation  banquet was held on Thursday-  night in the hall. Seated at tlie  head table were the five graduates, Misses Lbrna Bickell and  Louise Bowden and Messers.  Bob Brerinan, Douglas Rogers  and John Erickson along with  Mrs. A, Clemenis, Mr. M. P. Lu-  tack, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Bowden, Mrs. R. Jones, Miss E.  Howe and Mr. Clare Roadhduse.  Mr. Lufack, the school principal,  spoke after Mr. Bob Brennan  had thanked the committee for  the banquet. Miss Louise Bowden had the honor of cutting the  graduation cake.  After the banquet the graduates took their places on the  stage to receive their diplomas.  A dance followed the presentation.  MRS. W. D. GILBERT  Correspondent  Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hewitt  have returned from a  visit to  Vancouver.  * *    *  Mrs. L. Ross, her daughter-  in-law, Mrs. Ivan Rass, and'her  two grandchildren Merrily and  Ditty, have gone to Pender Harbour for two or three weeks  while waiting for their new  home in Sechelt to be vacated.  Mrs. Ruby Jay has left for Victoria to take special courses alfc  the summer school.  * *.   *  Mr. T. Snodgrass has left &>r  Red Deer, Alberta, while Mrs.  Snodgrass who has not been  well, will stay with her daughter, Mrs. Len Provan in Vancouver.  * *    *  Occupying the cottages of Mr.  and Mrs. Flay are: Mr. and  Mrs. F. Mills, Mr. and Mrs. T.  E. Brett and family, Mr.' and  Mrs. F. M. Sharp, Mr. and Mfcs.  S. N. Thompson, Mrs. R. Dilla-  bough and son Michael, Mr. and  Mrs. B. Darby and son, Mr. ah/l  Mrs. McCann, and Mr. and Mrs..  F. Doxey. s  * *    *  Recent guests at Bayview  Lodge were: Mr. and Mrs. Pat  McGuinness with Michael and  Tien from Englewood, B. C, Mr.  and Mrs. John Neil, Mr. and  Mrs. G. Hancock and daughter  Linda, Mr. Floyd McGladdery,  and Mr. Bill Logan.  * *    *  Recent guests at Selma Lodge  were: Mrs. Dawson and Mrs,  McCarthy, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hill, Mrs. Bagot arid Miss  Bagot, Mrs. Grubb and Miss  Grubb, iss Pauline Anderson, *  Miss aMrjorie Johnson, Mr. H.  Jones, Professor and Mrs. Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson and  daughter Vera, Mrs. Gibb with  her mother and son, Mrs. Forrest and two small sons, Mrs.  House and Mrs. Hill, Mrs Sinclair and Mrs. McKenzie, Mr.  Norman and Mr. Eric Jones and  Mr. and Mrs. McDonald.  WILSON CREEK  MRS.D. ERICKSON  Correspondent  ______________���_*_______���������_���__������������>  GOOD REPORTS coming in  from Prutt and Virgel Lane  on the tour. Kamloops was the  first stop, big crowd turned out  for the dance. Transportation  is being supplied by Neville  Transportation 25-passeriger bus  and the boys witl cover a lot of  ground.    Calgary arid points iri  Alberta are included in the tour.  *    *    #  One of our local boys, Chuck  Browning, working in the interior and gradually edging up  to Calgary in time for the Calgary stampede.  Mr. George Walker is confined to his bed with a bad attack  of bronchitis.    Dr. Hugh Inglis  is in attendance.  **���*.'  Mrs. Jackson, senior, is making . good progress after a prolonged illness and will be happy  to   see   her   old   friends   any  afternoon.  *.   *    *  Several of the local boys are  haying good luck with boat fishing, very acceptable these days.  Macl_ean s Taxi  GIBSONS LANDING  Shell Oil Station  Phone  2  Long  Specializing in Courtesy  24-HOUR SERVICE  PUBLICITY'S THE THING  4-.-: What has become :of the old-time polar explorer who used to  disappear into the frozen ends  of the earth and not bother anybody for four or five years ?���  WEST HOWE SOUND  CHIMNEY SERVICE  Hopkins  to Pender Harbour  FIREPLACE and CHIMNEY  BUILDING SWEEPING and  REPAIRS  Address letters to  Gibsons Landing Post Office  Proprietors:  Lloyd Roller Clif Ladd  COMFORTABLE  ROOMS  Single  Double  $2.50  $3.00  CAFE HOURS  8 A.M. to 11:30 P.M.  Cottages $25 Weekly  Cabins $12 Weekly  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  A Complete  Hairdressing'  Service  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  WYNGAERT'S  Cash and Carry  GROCERY  GIBSON'S LANDING  ���  Lowest Price in the District  ���. m  New Location below Howe  Sound United School  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  J  For  j   WRITE  E. W.PEARSON  HALFMOON BAY, B. C.  OR DIRECT TO PRINTERS  COAST NEWS  WESTVIEW, B.C.  Quality Printers ��� Stationery ���- Business Forms  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.  "A Place I Like to Buy From  99  s  I  General Merchants  DAVIS BAY WILSON CREEK Friday, June 28, 1946  o.  . THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C._  .Page Seven  W J. MAYNE, Correspondent  WE ARE ^pleased to announce  the appointment of j. E. Nickson, eldest son of the late T. R.  Nickson, and grandson of Mrs.  J. J. Nickson, "Rexwood,"  Sechelt, B.C., to the position of  manager Trans-Canada Airlines.  Mr. Nickson is well known in  Sechelt. He was overseas 4*,_  years as wing, commander and  ?  JERVIS WATER  TRANSPORT  PENDER   HARBOUR  TOWING  AND  CHARTER  SERVICE  Operated   By  W. H. HEARD  PENDER HARBOUR  was awarded the M.B.E. in the  King's honor: list,/ Mr. Nickson  will reside in Vancouver, B.C.  We in . Sechelt send ��� our congratulations.  * *    *  I am sure we are all thankful  the logging.: strike is ended and  the men can resume work once  again. It. is a shame they have  lost so much time during the  good logging season and we  hope the fire season will not put  {he men out of work again immediately after getting away to  a good start.  * *    *  A.very fine debate was held  at the Residential school,  Sechelt, B.C., between two Girl  Guides and two Boy Scouts on  the work that had been done at  the school during the past year.  The girls had. a splendid lead  over the boys in both matter  and diction and the judges had  no: alternative but to give the  girls ' the decision. '���'���' Mr. ��� David  Galvin and' Jv: Mayne acted as  judges, together with Rev.  Father '..Campbell,. O.M:L The  debate lasted for over an-hour. z  From the B.C. Capital  perate  rans  ������;.  : The-';. British.: Medical Associa-  tiori's meeting openeU.at Bournemouth' On ' Friday:'.The' social*.  arrangements included six .cock!-.'  tail parties, a sherry party, and  the annual breakfast of the. National Temperance League.  THE PACIFIC Great Eastern  Railway will operate motor  transports for. passengers and  light freight over the Peace  River. Highway when it is opened next year, it was announced by Premier. John Hart,  vice-president of the Board of  Directors. The Pacific Great  Eastern Railway has been given  exclusive right to operate buses  on the Prince George-Dawson  Creek road.  Al; the last meeting of the  directors, plans were discussed  for the securing of equipment  to institute the service as soon  as, the road is. .completed and  opened for traffic.  The Premier also announced-  that during the coming. ..week-,,  the last- of .the-four r.survey parties will be sdnt intolthe- field  to survey a suitable route for  extension of the .P.G.E. from  Quesnel to Dawson .Creek. This  work, will take all summer and  part, of the fall to complete, after  which the engineers will make  a breakdown of the material  gathered ahd present their re-  /  Monday, July 8th, 1946  IS THE DAY  ind Bay  Hardy Island  IS THE LOCATION  What Happens?  THE COMMUNITY WILL CELEBRATE AT THE  LIME QUARRY GROUNDS (Blind Bay)  ITS  Annual Summer Festival  ������" ���,;,: ,. WITH  ��� SHOTGUN AND RIFLE COMPETITIONS  ��� BOAT RACES  CHILDREN'S SPORTS  EIRE WORKS  SWIMMING  DANCING  BRING YOUR OWN BASKET LUNCH  FOR THE PICNIC  Beginning % ajn.  Cordially,  THE COMMITTEE.  gort to the government toward  the end of the year;  Nearly 100 prospectors haye  been sent into the field under  the Government's scheme to aid  prospector's in uncovering new  mineral wealth within the province, it was announced by the  honorable R. C. MacDonald,  Minister of Mines.  It will be recalled that the  Government appropriated $50,-  000 to grubstake prospectors and  this, year, they are being urged  to concentrate on the search for  gold. This scheme has proven  very beneficial during the past  few' years and a number oi. promising finds already have been  made:        :���'������;'���'  "     '    "' ���  The Honourable Frank Put-  man, Minister of Agriculture announced that 'Mr. Ernest" O.  Carr, ' British Columbia's re-  ��� cently appointed commissioner  bf the new milk board,, will arrive here on July 13 to take over  his duties.  Mr. Carr's authority actually  begins on July 1 when federal  control over milk ceases, but  it is not expected that any regulations will- be passed until  Mr. Carr arrives. At the present  time, he is in Regina finishing  up his work as assistant to the  Chairman of the Saskatchewan  Milk Board. During the war, he  was acting chairman of the  Board.  The B. C. Forest Service started this week to conduct an intensive fight against the hemlock lpoper, an insect which is  destroying a good deal of British  Columbia's forest resources. This  parasite will be attacked from  the air by a distribution of the  deadly D.D.T. solution. Operations will extend over approximately 10,000 acres of hemlock  forest.  The new $30,000 agricultural  pavilion for the University of  British Columbia will be constructed this summer. The building is for display and demonstration purposes. Facilities also  will be provided for lecturing  students taking the agricultural  course at U.B.C.  The lowest tender * submitted  for the construction of a second  ferry to be operated on Lake  Okanagan between Westbank  and Kelowna, was submitted by  the firm of Yarrows Limited,  Victoria. Their bid amounted to  $152,600.  L.  Flumerfelt,  Correspondent  THE ELPHINSTONE Bay  school bazaar was carried off  perfectly. The girls were irt  charge of refreshments and most  of the entertainment, while the  boys took charge of the tables.  There was a sale of flowers,  some hand made articles, a fish  pond, and "Madame X" had her  own special corner for tea cup-  reading. The girls sang three  selections, "The Bells of St.  Mary's," Brahms' "Lullaby" and  "School Days." A play, which  was written by themselves, was  presented.     They  made   a   net  profit of $39.50.  *    *    * *  People were alarmed here by  a sudden trembling of the  ground last Sunday morning.  Houses were shaking, doors and  dishes^ were rattling, while  everyone was in a dither, wondering whether an atom bomb  was.coming our way or if it was  just an ordinary earthquake.  An old-time dance was held  here oh June'22, the music being supplied by our own local  talent, /Mrs.. Gray, Mr. Hughes  and Mr. Weal. Everyone had  a grand time.  *  * .  East Roberts and Elphinstone  Bay schools held a joint sports  day on June 25, parents and  friends of the children were all  invited.  The strike is over at last and  the men will all be able to return to work.  *    *    *  The Co-op truck is causing  trouble again. On June. 22, E.  Wallis, the driver, started out on  the deliveries, but didn't come  back. We thought the truck had  either run away with him or had  died a natural death, but just  as someone started out to look  for both truck and driver, they  came limping down the road. It  seems that most of the few  dozen bolts holding the truck together had mysteriously disappeared and the truck objected.  STAN'S BARBER  SHOP  Gibson's Landing  32 Years Experience  Gibson's Only Full Time  Barber  UNION SHOP  Children 35c  Haircut 50c Shave 25c  SUNSET  HARDWARE  GIBSONS LANDING  ���    - ANNOUNCES  The Opening of Its New  FURNITURE DEPARTMENT  Saturday, June 29th  ���  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  __��� Page Eight  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, June 28, 1946  Quake on the Lakes  "WE THOUGHT we were going  to be swept into the lake at  any moment," said Jack Wilson,  ���who was at Rainbow Lodge on  Powell Lake with a party of  Powell River company guests  -when the quake came.  "We were just sitting down  to breakfast when it started,"  he said, "and the first thing  we felt was the table shaking.  Then we heard a rumble. By  that time we knew it was a  quake and all of us rushed out.  I looked across the water and  it certainly was a wonderful  sight The whole island (Goat  Island) was quivering. Boulders  the size of a house came crashing down the mountain-side and  many slides were visible. Suddenly the water in the lake' dip-  �� ped���-a    good    foot���and    we  thought the dam had gone. But  the water came back up arici  for an hour afterwards, at 42-  second intervals, the water rose  and fell. There was no tidal  wave���it just went straight up  and down.  "Billy Parrish, the cook, was  in the back when it came, and  we all yelled at him to come  out, but he had hurried out the  back door when it started and  had beaten all of us out.  "All day long, slides kept  rolling down the hills���I think  I'll go back there and do some  prospecting���it might have opened up a few veins," concluded Jack.  In the party at the Lodge  were Jack Turby; Charlie Peterson and Bud Fisher, both pf  Victoria;    A.    W.    Jack;    Ken  Smith; John Mclntyre; Andy  Carmichael, Vancouver customs  official; Bill Parrish and Jack  Wilson.  HOLE IN THE WALL  At the Hole in the Wall, near  the first narrows Powell Lake,  Allen Watson reported the wafer  rose four feet and the narrow  entrance was boiling for a considerable time after the quake.  GORDON PASHAS  Roley Oxbury was on Second  Lake, Gordon Pashas, with his  son, Ernie.  "We were out fishing when it  came," said Roley. "The water  rose up and 'shimmied'. It just  seemed like it was a solid mass.  "We looked, at the mountains  on either side of us, and they  were heaving and shaking.  Snags were snapping and in the  distance we could see the dust  from huge rockslides.  "Echoes rocketed back and  forth between the mountains  and some of them seemed to  meet in the middle. It was a  horrible din.  "When the water lurched, we  thought we were in for a fast  ride to Comox���we figured the  dam had gone.  "Funny thing/' Roley concluded, "we'd been out there  since five o'clock and never got  a bite. But afterwards, we just  couldn't keep them away. We  bagged our limit"  v Jack Wilson reported the same  thing. He caught a four-pounder  after the quake.  MR. JOSEPH Warman went to  the city last week on a business trip.  EXPERT   RADIO   REPAIRS  Tour 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.CV  GRANTHAM'S  LANDING  Jim Rennie, Correspondent  ENJOYING the weekend were  Miss Elenor Parkinson and  Mrs. Harry Hickman and small  daughter, Janice of Victoria who  were the guests of Mr- and Mrs.  Bob Parkinson.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Howlett  had as guests their son Arthur  and their daughter, Mrs. D. Pe-  ment, with her little girl Shirley.  * *    *  The Gibsons group of the  W.A. were hostesses at a garden party held at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Marsden of "Headlands". The day was ideal and  the view across the Straits of  Georgia from the lawn made  the occasion a delightful one.  While the ladies participated  in a measure hunt the men  passed the afternoon "quoiting"  after which tea was enjoyed by  all.  * *    *  There Were two interesting  launchings at Grantham's on  June 20 when Mr. Walter Chambers slid his newly built homemade sloop into the deep and  Les Steadman christened his bicycle pontoon.  The sloop is a Marconi type  cetnre board, 13 feet long and  looks every inch a lady.  The pontoon christening was  a wet affair and turned into a  battle of heavyweights with  Mrs. Walter Chambers and Les  LAIRD'S  General Store  at the Wharf  Halfmoon Bay  Groceries  Meats  Fruit  Vegetables  WHEN AT THE DOCK  REPLENISH YOUR STOCK  Steadman taking to the "drink"  dressed in their evening clothes.  *    *    *  When one reads the news of  disastrous earthquakes in far  lands we find it hard to imagine its horror but the quake  on Sunday morning made the  picture clear. During the few  seconds while the tremors lasted it seemed as if the buildings  would crash down upon our  heads and our little world  cease to exist.  Luckily we feel like the veterans home from the war who  remember the jokes and songs  and forget the tragedy.  I know a chap very well who  was in the bath-tub during the  quake and the waves nearly  drowned him and I have a  friend���a returned man who was  out in his yard in his sentry box  when the door jammed and his  little domicile swayed like a  drunken sailor.  Out at the "Point," Fred  Soames says his chickens acted  as if they had swallowed springs  and tried to fly like helicopters  and the cows from Hopkins that  get fat in Grantham's gardens  stood in the road with legs wide  apart like wobbly sawhorses  trying to keep their balance.  *    *    *  I had the pleasure of meeting  Miss Le Sweur and Mrs. Weldon  of Vancouver who have been on  holiday here for some time and  both were anxious re the Point  Grey election. It was refreshing  to listen to their political views  and their hope that, many��� more  women would try for seats in  our parliament.  Poem  By WYNNE  Would   you   like   to   join   our  winter sport?  And sail in a boat of a different  sort.  Come, our ice boats are ready.  The breeze is right and the sails  are steady.  Now, over the frozen dykes we  glide  Oh*   what   a   swift   and   jolly  ride.  Now winter's gone and spring  is here.  Church bells ringing sweet and  clear.  We go to give our thanks and  praise.  Prayers for friendship, peaceful  days.  Tulips   are  blooming,  now  on  row.  And I think as we passed, they  nodded "hello",  "Hello" from Holland, to all our  friends  May we all grow in peace that  never ends.  Teen Town Talk  GIBSONS Landing���Forty teenagers of this district met in  the legion hall Friday night,  June 21, and voted unanimously  to form a Teen Town.,Mr. Hutchings of the Vancouver Sun,  conducted the brief organization meeting, after which he  turned the evening over to the  younger set. Results of the election were: mayor, Bernard  D'Aoust; alderman, Iola King,  Bob Graham, Yvonne Palmer,  Greta Westvand, Bud Patton,  and Eddy Batteson. These officers will function until such  time as the regular election can  be held. Remainder of the evening following the meeting was  spent in a Truth or Consequence  dance, will Johnny Snowden  presiding as chief potentate, and  Wally Graham as music factotum.  ___________________9������������������__���_������������*  EGMONT  Imer   Beamish,   Correspondent  <  Most of the friends of Miss  Mabel Griffith attended a  shower held in her honor at the  home of Mrs. Reg. Phillips on  Friday the 21st of June. Many  useful presents were received.  Mrs. Phillips served tea and a  very pleasant afternoon was enjoyed by all.  .*, *    *  Mr. Fred McNutt has gone  north with his brother-in-law,  Carl Disney, where they will  operate Carl's packer until the  fall fishing ends.      !  Miss Juanita Rose Silvey arrived home Saturday last, having been discharged' from the  R.C.A.F. after three years and  four months service.  Mr. bonaicj! Jeffries had the  misfortune to run his father's  boat on a rock in Pender Harbour recently, springing the gar-  board plank from the keel and  sinking the boat. With the help  of a larger boat they raised it  again and now have it repaired  and in use again.  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  LANG'S DRUGS  PHONE 3 SHORT  Prescription  ���  GIBSONS LANDING  Specialist  ���  HOT WEATHER NEEDS  BATHING CAPS  SUN TAN LOTION  CHARM KURL  ^VAVE SET  For a home permanent  $1.35 Set  SUN GOGGLES  HAND  LOTIONS  THERMOS BOTTLES  COLOGNE AND  PERFUMES  MAIL   ORDERS  HANDLED PROMPTLY  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. > ���       r'%vf "'>.yzy.:  Subdivisions, Homes, Lots and other properties on  the waterfront and inshore frmo Williamsons Landing to Irvines Landing.  Gulf Coast Real Estate i)fffae  Manager: E. W. ParrPearsoit     . t  VANCOUVER OFFICE  942 West Pender St. :  PAcific 3348  NOTIC E  Madiera  OPENS JULY FIRST  Pender Harbour Postmaster:  E.S. JOHNSTONE  I  ,1  }  i  \  I  -l  ���������������   '��� '"i  - .i         '  .������'*'������.   ���     '  ���   K         ���   ���  '. X\  ���������;���>/  m  .v. :-...   !  1  m  ��� :v  !  "*'; y !  ���'��� ���������'���-.         (  i  i  t  '- .  "'.:.;   i


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