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Array Serving a Progressive and Growing  Area on B. C.'s Southern Coast,  Covers Sechelt, Gibsons Landing,  Port Mellon, Woodfibre, Squamish,  Irvines Landing, Half Moon Bay,  Hardy Island, Pender Harbour, Wilson^ : Creek, Roberts Creek, Granthams Landing, Egmont,*Hopkins  Landing, Brackendale, Cheekeye, etc.  ^p.*��_/  ^.., rf_��_.^_.r.*^^>*^e'^''  -     BtTBl-ISS-GD BY T_E_3 COAST NEWS, ��Z__CZT3S-D  Bigness Offices Half 2��o<m Bay, B. C. ^rational Advertising' Office: Powell -Stiver, B. C.  GIBSONS LANDING ���The  Bank of Montreal, Canada's  oldest chartered bank, is making plans to open a sub agency  here as soon as suitable premises are available. Mr. J. R.  Pudneyr manager of the Car-  rail and Hastings Street branch,  has been largely instrumental  in bringing about this decision  by the head office in Montreal.  Mr. Pudney feels that the whole  area covered* by the newly-  formed Board of Trade is on the  point of substantial development.  "Although the new sub agency  will have to show a profit within a reasonable time in order  to remain open, the principle  reason for this establishment is  a sincere desire to give service  to. what it considers a growing  community," stated Mr. Pudney.  Tt may be that, at some future time, a full-time branch  will be established here, but  the sub-agency will give the  public exactly the same service  as at an ordinary branch. Current and savings accounts, domestic and foreign remittances,  purchases, and sale of securities will all be handled, as well  as loans large and small.  Vol. 2 ��� No.  HALF MOON RAY, B. C.     Friday, November 8, 1946   .   5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  Howe Sound  Co. Output  GIBSONS BOARD OF TRADE  Inspect Proposed Route  For Road to Port Mellon  Lotion  "Cocktail" Brings  Police Court Fine  SECHELT.���Harold   Woodward.  f     failed to convince Magistrate  Phillips that a doctor had  Y ordered him to "take** a mix-  & ture of mouthwash and shaving  |yfi)tipn.    ."'���w'iJ*   .-     ^  y '  p I Heywas arrested on th* Indian  |i&$eiev^^  5 possession.      Tne     magistrate  iytihed  him $ld  and costs,   and  ordered him to keep away from  the reservation.  GROSS VALUE of metals sold  by the Howe Sound Company  for three months ending Sept.  30, amounted to $1,920,301, according to the consolidated  quarterly income report issued  in New York.  Net value of metals sold after  deducting marketing, smelting,  converting, refining, freight and  other costs, amounted to $1,243,-  887 and after deducting operating' costs Of $1,014,495, operating  profit is shown as $��29,391.  After adding : miscellaneous  income of $133,289 and deducting depreciation and provision  for income taxes, net income is  shown 4t $222,657;  A Strike at the Britannia  Mines property which, started  July 3 remained unsettled at  end of the quarter the report  states, and expense amounting  to $156,751 was included in  operating costs.    vy'  A quarterly dividend of 30  cents Yper share Was paid to  stockholders Sept. 30.  Net value of metals sold for  the nine-month period amounted to $4,236,480, according to  the report. Net income for that  period amounted to $601,339.  By L. McPHERSON  GIBSONS LANDING���As I sat  idly contemplating the numerous "devil's club" and salmon-  berry stickers my hands and  person had accumulated, it suddenly struck me that I was,  quite possibly, a candidate for  the Hall of Fame, as "the first  white woman to walk from Gibson to Port Mellon on the survey line of the future highway."  The thought thrilled me, almost  as much as the fresh application  of liniment to the leg that has  developed an unorthodox attitude toward the rest of the body,  somehow its refusal to co-operate has brought the rest of me  info the position where a sit-  down strike is inevitable.  However it is a warming  thought (this, and the liniment)  this business of making history.  (Local, it should be noted.) Besides, our trip had a purpose.  We five, J. Veitch, president of  the Gibsons and District Board  of Trade; B. Lang, Geo. Frith,  G. McPherson, and I, as a repre*  sehtative body of the Board of  Trade, were going to investigate  the possibilities of this proposed  road  to   Port  Mellon   and get  would benefit by the road,, as  well as the main objective, Port  Mellon. These are, Twin Creeks,  where a fair-sized sawmill is in  operation, and Hillside, a large  gravel pit, which supplies Vancouver firms with much of their  sand, gravel, and crushed rock.  Port Mellon itself would benefit  the most, as an outlet would  serve several purposes. At present there are too many families  crowded into the townsite, and.  little land left for expansion,  with a large mountain looming  at the rear. Smoke and a disagreeable odor were very apparent, even on Sunday, and the  high hill behind pockets the  foul air Intoi the draw ;where the  village is ^located. Weather is  unpredictable, rain, lots of fain,  due again to the terrain, falls all  year, while the rest of the peninsula enjoys sunshine. Gambier Island, across the bay, has  the unfortunate effect of shutting in the busy little town, and  coupled with other natural and  man-made disadvantages, there  is.t little wphoter that a road is  one of the*J greatest needs of the  area.  gold, 8433 ounces; silver, 187^877  ounces; copper, 2,564;037 pounds;  lead, 5,020,234, and zinc, 7,074,-  067 pounds.  OLD PUBLICATION UNEARTHED  am Juice Press Preceded  bast News in This Area  OF INTEREST to old and new-  timers   in    the    surrounding  area is a little paper, just unearthed,    which    was    printed,  about 20 years ago.   Called The'  Clam-Juice Press,   it was '.put'  together by a group of fuh-loy-  ing   residents   of" Jervis Met,  hear    Princess    Louise    Inlet,  where   Malibu  Lodge -  is now  situated. ������.-���.. y-k/--.   -v.~*  Printed on heavy ^brown  paper, the one-page edition had  as its staff one Herman Casper,  editor-in-chief; Frank Hartney,  society editor; Mac Macdonald,  printer's devil; Steve Johnston,  advertising manager, and Chuck  Macfarlane, star reporter.  Its "publishing date was. announced as "Now and Theh,"  and its volumn number as Roll  No., lv Scroll No. 1. Weather  f brecaSt y fead^ "Barometer - bf ok-,  enjYTainguage full, sun dial in  hock."  Purpose of the. publication  was explained as being hon-  yexistaht, for like Topsy it "just  grew." The editors disclaimed  any religious or political leanings or preferences, and stated  tiSthep- that "welare not sure oi  afiy^ing we priht^ nor dp we  ' f|trad\Dehihd''' ahd^ sponsor or  hold ourselves accountable for  anything'we may print."  ��� iTd embody  their  dislike   of  hypocrisy, this poem appeared:  "Don't be what you ain't,-  Jest be what you am.  If you ain't what you; is,  You isn't what you am.  If you're jest a little pollywbg,  Don't try to be a frog.  Ifyo^re'je^  Donftirytii w&gde dog.  DonH be what you ain't,  Jest be what you is,  Cause de guy whatfs on de  square  Is sure gwine'to get his.  And it ain't what you is  has  been,  It's what you now amis."  The scroll is filled with news  of society doings, fishing, court  cases and yachting, all written  in facetious vein. Advertising  fates are given, with readers  classified as Tyees, Cohoes, Dogfish and Worms (the latter being those who read but do not  pay). ,  This unusual publication is the  property of i Mrs. Pete Hanson,  Halfmoon Bay, and is believed  to be the only copy in existence.  It has been carefully patched  and shows signs of having been  nailed on a. board or wall.  y Some of those whose names  are mentioned are still living  in the Inlet,, Pender Ilarhbur,  and Halfmoon Bay, while others  have moved away or passed on.  Mrs. Pete Hanson, owner of the  scroll, is referred to in it as Mrs.  Wise. Her first husband, also  mentioned, operated a store in  the' Inlet, where he was accidentally drowned with one of  his children.  being  ill-advised term and loosely  applied. We used all fours,  climbing, crawling, clinging and  burrowing our way through  underbrush, oyer windfalls,  over and under logs, and even  along them. In referring to  "along logs" the least said the  better. Along a log means  usually "over something," and  the creeks were brawling icy  things fresh from a glacier, so  for the sake of self preservation I cast dignity to the winds,  and developed my own technique, whereby you grasp the  log firmly with your hands, and  gripping it with knees and feet  proceed slowly but surely to  cross the creek.  All along the route we took  readings from the survey stakes,  ahd kept before us the picture  of a big bulldozer making light  work of the brush we encountered. In fact, all along the line  we saw little that 'could not be  handled with modern road-,  building machinery, literally  pushing a road through.  There are no deep ravines to  trestle, and the creeks are shallow-bedded  and   have  for  the  most part easy approaches. One  steep hill, timbered with maple  and hemlock, has the road line  along the side, where the bulldozer will be able to "bite" a  road out of the bank.   Blasting  operations . will- beY at - a minimum, as no granite bluffs ?ap-,:  pear, sueh as the ones around  the Pender Harbour area.   The  land is well drained, with small  creeks    preventing    areas    of  swarhp forming. At a few points  the road line follows old skid  roads bf fifty years ago, now  partly    discernible    in    mossy-  rotted   cedar  skids   and  overgrown  with alder.    The  trees  are average irt size, and compare  with any good stand of second  growth    timber,    with    many  maples among them.  Several    small    communities  cramped day in and day out  routine dpeS not make for settled employees. It has been said  that Port Ivfellpn hires three  men for every job . .'..' one coming, one oh the job, and one going. From the Gibsons Landing  viewpoint the road is just as desirable. It will open up new  districts, bring more trade, and  open a market for pulpwood,  that will not be affected by  government order to close the  wharfs, as recently happened,  and cost the community a payroll of $46,000 a year.  As we rode back to Gibsons  on the "Sea Bus" piloted by G.  Ballentine, which came -tc\ pick  up our party,  we  summed  up  the    road   situation,   and   concluded that this road is far from  the impossibly expensive undertaking Victoria claims it to be.  With modern equipment, a road  to serve the district now, can be  built at  one  third of the  cost  estimated on the "latest survey,  of a year ago.   With this opinion as a beginning, the Board of  Trade intends to follow up with  facts and figures, and eventually  prove conclusively that an approximate   $100,000   would   ck)  the job.    It has been stated in  Victoria on more than one occasion, that a road will be built  when a more conservative estimate  is  given.    The Board  of  Trade hopes to provide the estimate . . .then the government  will be able to provide the road.  Today we are living scientifically and technologically in the  twentieth century and even the  twenty-first century, but we  are living socially and politically in the eighteenth century and  the nineteenth century. Never  in human experience has social  and political thought lagged so  far behind technological  achievement. ��� William G.  Carleton.  Theatre Group  Plans Play  BEFORE the Everyman Theatre  . starts out on its four-month  tour from the west coast to  Winnipeg, it is giving performances of its first play, "The Importance of Being Earnest", at  Robert's Creek, November 18,  and at Gibsons Landing, November 20.  This gay Edwardian comedy  is a typical comedy of manners,  one of the most famous of all  Oscar Wilde plays. It will be  presented in a stylized version,  reflected in the simple white  furniture, directness of movement and machine-gun repartee.  The play concerns itself with  two young girls of romantic inclination, who become engaged  to two men-about-tbwn, by the  name of Ernest, simply for the  sake of their name. Ernest, they  both feel, is a name that inspires absolute confidence. They  don't discover till later that  their fiances have assumed the  name of Ernest, for Casanovan  purposes. What happens when  the young girls find there isn't  any Ernest at all, results in a,  aeries of hilarious fireworks.  The young players have been  hard at work for the past month,  making their own sets and colorful costumes, redesigning fur-  that involves fresh paint  *ne^rU}^e��lsfcer^  'theatre background and production, under their director, Sydney. Risk, founder of the Every-,  man Theatre.  Their eager enthusiasm will,  speak for itself when the cur-;  tain rises on the first Everyman Theatre performance of  "The Importance of Being Earnest". Tickets are obtainable  at the doors. Adults 50c, children 25c.   Curtain, 8:15.  YOUNG AND OLD  OUT HALLOWE'EN  HALFMOON BAY���Hallowe'en  was-a quiet affair in the bay  this year. The younger children  and teen-agers were decked out  in costumes of every description, and to anyone meeting,  them on road or path in the  moonlight as they wound their  way from one end of the bay  to the other in quest of their  treats, they presented a rather  startling apparition.  Most startling of all was  young Frank Jacobs in the dress  and form of a rather stout and  buxom lady.  The Beasley boys put off some .  beautiful fireworks that brought  the grown ups out to watch and  mingle with the youngsters, and  then return Ao the warmth of  the fireside to reminisce of  pranks played on Hallowe'ens  in the past, and ending with  the usual retort used by adults  when comparing their own  childhood to that of the present  day, that things nowadays just  don't compare with the old days.  VIH0X0IA  i_i��Hsn rraoMiAOBd Page Two  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, November 8, 1946  Wxt ��oast Jfeius  LEGAL NOTICE  3 Lines  (15 Words)  for 35c     3 Insertions  (same ad)  60c  Dxtra words, above 15-word min., 2c each. Cash with order.  Notices,  Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c insertion  LITTLE ADS - - - BIG RESULTS!  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.  _������.������������������     ���   ������-���--������i-iiii   ������ ���������i������������i   mi       ������!-��  CONNOR NU-WAY HAND  WASHERS $36, IN STOCK���  Pender Harbour Traders Ltd.  Madiera Park, Pender Harbour.  tf  WEDDING   STATIONERY  Engraved or standard wedding invitations, announcements. Also wedding cake  boxes, complete with cards, 95c  dozen. The Coast News, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  ^������i"      ��� ' ���   '��������� ���'  - ni.il       ��� ..i.. ���  -������!��� i      m���. ���wig  MARINE   REPAIRS  We are specialists in general  repairs, electric and acetylene  welding. Westview Machine  {..hop, Westview, B.C.  " MISCELLANEOUS  SAWS GUMMED, lawn mowers  overhauled and sharpened,  scissors, shears and knives  ground. Apply W. W. Burroughs, Westview, B.C. tf  KEYS TO ORDER���  All  kinds  of  keys   made to  order.    Send sample you wish  diipli.cktl.d^^^Miiir's   Hardware,y  at Powell River (Westview) B.C. f  " NOTICE  HAVE YOUR logs sawed into  fire   wood   by . power   saw.  Rates by the hour, "day or cord.  R. Williams, Pender Harbour. 15  FOR SALE  KITCHEN RANGE; sawdust  burner   attached.    D.   Kline,  Wakefield Inn. 17  ' ^PERSONAL  DROP By and see our Budgerr-  gars, commonly called Love  Birds; also canaries. An ideal  gift. All colors, different prices.  Make her happy ��� buy her a  bird. Kleindale, on the highway. Mrs. Dubois, Pender Harbour. �� t.f.n  ' WANTED TO RENT  GIBSONS Landing/4 or 5 room  house,     unfurnished.      Fully  modern.   Apply  Mrs.  W.  Gair,  Port Mellon, B.C. 16  MISCELLANEOUS  jRADIO repairs and service.  W.  G.   Fortt,   c/o   Wilson  Creek  Garage Ltd., Wilson Creek.    16  WANTED  STEAMER    trunk    and    man's  suitcase   in   good   condition.  Box H, Coast News. 15  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.  FOR SALE  FUEL   WOOD,   delivered   anywhere or sold in the bush. R.  Williams, Pender Harbour.     15  MISCELLANEOUS  GENERAL house repairs, alterations, modern cabinets, etc.  T. Ritchie, Selma Park. 15  FOR SALE T~"  NEW 4-ROOMED bungalow,  electric lights j verandah,  painted and decorated. 300 ft.  from beach, excellent view, IY2  acres. Passenger and school  buses pass door. Immediate  possession. $2,750.00. Mrs. Mills,  Sechelt. 18  FOR SALE        '  BARREL  CHURN,  size No.  7,  for two to four cows. Sell for  $5.00. Mrs. Louis Heid, Madeira  Park P.O., B.C.   ,Y;���,   v -       18  FOR SALE  CIRCULEX Therapeutic unit,  Bodiflex model with ��10  vol^D.C. motor. Slightly used.  Original price $200.00r--sell for  $150.00. Mrs. Louis Heid, Madeira Park P.O., B.C. 18  LEGAL  NOTICE  I HEREBY give notice that I,  Frederick George Cook, Half  Moon Bay, wish to purchase un-  surveyed land boused as follows:  Commencing at the South  East corner of Lot 5861 being a  point on high water mark of  Malaspina Strait, thence East,  North and East along the southerly boundary of said Lot 5861  to the most Easterly South East  corner of said Lot 5861, thence  East 15, thence South 10 chains,  thence West 32 chains more or  less to high water mark of Malaspina Strait, thence Northerly  along said high water mark to  point of commencement and  containing 26 acres more or less.  Frederick George Cook,  Half Moon Bay, B.C. 17  SHOP by MAIL  from  Powell River, B. C.  The north coast's Most Modern  Store  Notice of Cancellation  of Reserve  NOTICE  is  hereby  given  that  the Reserve established under  authority of Order-in-Council  No. 1653, approved December  9th, 1943, notice of which was  published in the British Columbia Gazette of December 16th,  1943, is cancelled in so far as  it relates to the following described lands:  Lot 1882, Group 1, New Westminster District, being an Island  situate in Welcome Pass near  Half Moon Bay, containing 8.8  acres.  160 acres of unsurveyed land  adjoining Lot 1169, Range 3,  Coast District.  GEO.  P.  MELROSE,  Deputy Minister  of Lands.  Department of  Lands and Forests,  Victoria, B.C.,  October 4, 1946. LDS-142  SECHELT  W J. MAYNE. Co-respondent  The Canadian Legion whist  drive was a big success with 50  players attending. Fred Archer  carried off the gents first prize  and Harry Neal of Selma Park,  took the gents consolation prize.  Mrs. Finalyson of Selma Park,  took away the ladies' first prize  and pur little school teacher  Dorothy Langton, with the score  of 121, won the ladies consolation prize. (Better luck next  time Dorothy). The next Legion whist drive will be held *  on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Let's  have another big night.  *'���   *   *���'  ^ whist^driye in aidYpf the  Cahcef dll^i^v^as held recent-,  ly at the home of Mrs. <3. $feal,  Sejixia Lodge, A large attendance was noted and the prizes  very good. Ruth Finlayson won  the ladies' consolation prize, Mr.  Sowerby receiving the gents'  consolation prize. Mrs. Jpnes  won the ladies' first and jVIr.  Al Seeley the gents' first. Mrs.  Neal will be glad tp receive any  linen cloths for making bandages from any one interested  in this worthy cause. A bazaar  will be held at the Legioji Hall  for the Cancer Clinic on Thursday, December 5th. Please attend this bazaar as every little  bit helps tp ,relieve this dread  disease.  Badminton is in full swing  at the dance hall, Sechelt, B.C.,  and good games are assured all  who wish to join the club. The  officers have been elected,and  a good season is expected. All  interested kindly attend any  Tuesday evening.  i  We  notice an old  timer returned to civil life in the person of Nels Nelson. jNels was in  both   great   wars  and  is  pack  home to tell the tale.  Mr. Nel-  spn served overseas in both wars  and has a splendid record which  his latest .discharge paper shows.  Welcome home Nels and get going with your carpenter work  which is as good as your army  record.  CANNOT HAV3E BPTH  $Te niust choose between capitalism aiJLdl socialism, Vfe .cannot have both.���'^AM? -M feYijrant  a systeih of private ownership  unpTer which Hone it Js ppssihle  for ^en yto hav^/^^0on^''^e-  ip^t 4P the things that will  make that system %ork.  Did you know a dog perspires  through his "pants."  By Larry Stewart  This week saw the Townsite  Players' Club holding their annual elections. Jack McKichan  will act as president for the  next year, while "Mac" Knight  will fill the duties of secretary-  treasurer.  The club will have an eye on  next year's festivals and are  planning a show for early in  December.  *"  *    *  The kiddies had a real bang-  up time at the Hallowe'en party  under the supervision of Wes  Black. Costumes were there in  plenty with every known character represented. Games of all  kinds were enjoyed and there  were loads of apples, chocolate  bars and pop. The prizes for  the best costumes went to Donald Croft, dressed to represent  "Lena", and Gerry Saunders in  the costume of a witch. Elsie  Anderson as an old man, complete with pipe, won the prize  for the funniest costume.  *    *    *  Saturday,. Nov. 2, saw ten  tables at the mixed bridge,  sponsored by the social club.  Prizes for the ladies' went to  Mrs. Davies and Mrs. Udeen,  while  Mr.  W.   Cadenhead  and  SQUAMISH  Mrs. Ellen Harley  Correspondent  MR. AND Mrs. J. Sidswprth and  Wayne returned Wednesday  from a holiday in the Cariboo  visiting friends and relatives.  While in Quesnel a christening  ceremony was held for little  Joseph, Wayne at the home of  his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.  G. p. Sidsworth.  ' ��� '*    *    *''������'  Mrs.   O. ��� Cameron   had   her  mother, Mrs. Chapman of North  Vancouver,   visiting  her for  a  few days last week.  *    *   *  Mrs. E. Watt and daughter  Gladys, of New Westminster,  spent the  week-end with Mr.  Watt.  ��� *    *    *  Mr. Reg. Clarke, recently discharged from the R.CA.F. in  Ottawa, is visiting with his brother, Mr. T. Clarke.  Mr. L. Stewart took the prizes  for the men.  *    *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hoover and  family, formerly residents of  this community, are visiting  Mrs. .Hoover's parents, Mr. and  Mrs. "Billy" St. Laurent.  MRS. P.  Hanson was in town  over the week-end with Mr.  and  Mrs.  R.  Finny  of  Middle  Point, 'Silver Sands.  The battle for world .peace is  not a matter of taking sides  about world problems but of  taking leadership in solving  them.  Garden Bay  Cafe  Pender Harbour  under  New Management  Meals���Short Orders  open  7 a.m. to 2 p.m.  5 p.m. to 12 midnite  Come in and get  acquainted With  "CAM" and "MARIE"  FLASH}  THE MODERNE  DRESS SHOP  Ai Lissiman's  Gibsons Landing  ��� -LacMe^Sillc grepe^ Presses  "' New   attractive   styles   at  popular prices.  SPECIAL  COTTON DRESSES  $1.75 to $4.95  ��� Girls* Wool Pleated  SKIRTS, etc.  ��� BABY WEAR, including  blankets, sweaters, woolen  sets, rubber panties and  everything for Tiny Tots.  You are invited to see our  complete stock.  Mrs. J. Clay, Prop.  I  ��.   ���  The V^ry Best  GHRISTMAS  PRESENT  Model  S61.  Only ____.  I  I  B  Model M16.  Only ____.  See These Models at  GIBSONS LANDING Friday, November 8, 1946.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Page Three  JACK MAYNE is back in  Sechelt after spending a few  days with Mr. Dave Galvin at  E and G logging camp at Toba  Inlet. The two had an enjoy--  abie camping trip in the wilderness, where they obtained some  good pictures. Mr. Mayne says  there is no place like Sechelt,  nevertheless, but perhaps when  .Mr. Galvin comes down for the  Christmas holidays he will say  there is no place like Toba Inlet.  Lester & Hassan  General  Store  Pender Harbour  Groceries ��� Meats  Drygoods -��� Drugs  Fishing Tackle  Hardware  Independent Fish  Dealers  Home Oil  Products  Will Scoff  TRANSFER  "REDROQFS'V  HALFMOON BAY  General Trucking  Let us help you solve  your transportation  problems!  (Seefielf)  By DOROTHY STOCKWELL  MR. PRATT, who has just returned from a trip to Chilli-  wack, can't get over the fact  that there are some good roads  in some rural districts in B.C.  * *    *  Recent visitors to Vancouver  were Mr. McKihnley, Bill Scott,  Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Prendergast  and baby Judy, Mrs. Brooker,  Sr., and Mrs. Dave Wilson.  * *    *  The Ben Salters are looking  forward to moving into their  new house in the near future.  * *    *  Tom Rytoh is working for the  Crucil Logging Go. This is his  first taste of logging and wearing caulk boots. He says they  are both O.K. He is putting in a  lot of overtime on his new house  and clearing his ranch.  *n H* ���fr  The following kids from here  have joined the Western Academy guitar classes in the Legion  Hall at Sechelt: Joy and Teddy  Scott and Ray Stockwell. We  hope they make good progress.  $ ^c        ���#  Mrs. Brown is starting a Sunday school class in her home for  the Porpoise Bay children, Sunday, Nov. 3. All children, as  well as parents, are invited.  CONGREGATION  HOLD SOCIAL  EVENING  GIBSONS LANDING���A social  eyening was held in the Legion hall Thursday, Oct. 30, by  the congregation and friends of  St. Bartholomew's Church. Community singing was led by the  choir, with Mr. William. ^Halejr  at the piano. Ih'acfdftio'h, Mfs.  H. A. Cole and Mrs. Jack Allen  contributed solos.  The singing was followed by  a comic skit entitled "The Ladies' Aid", the costumes used  being of the period of the 1890's,  and were indeed a contrast to  the modern ladies of the present time. v ���  A highlight to the evening  was a series of three short acts  by four members of the newly  organized Everyman Theatre.  Their work was well received  and appreciated by the gathering.     .  At the close of refreshments  Reverend and Mrs. Gibb were  welcomed to Gibsons with a  presentation of flowers to Mrs.  Gibb in the hope that theirs  will be a long and happy stay  here.  All Reasonably Priced!  PORPOISE   BAY���Beautiful   waterfront   lots.    Good  anchorage from $160 up.  SECHELT TOWNSITE���Good business and residential  lots���reasonable prices.  GIBSONS   LANDING���Five   high   elevation   lots   for  residential and business.   Prices $350 up.  GOWER POINT���3 lots���$400 each.   Good beach over  1 acre each lot.  CALL  E. PARR PEARSON  Gulf Coast Manager, Halfmoon Bay  OR  CONSOODATED BROKERS LTD.  942 West Pender Street.  Vancouver, B.C. PA. 3348  !____:  Editor,  Coast News.  Sir: I wish to use a small  corner of your paper, of which  I am a steady reader. I noticed  in large print:  Department of labor asking  for applications for Polish farm  labor. Could you tell me why  does Canada have to import  farm labor.  Is it cheap labor?  There are many vets in B.C.  out of work.. And if they were  working on farms for decent  wages it would help solve the  housing problems. The farmers  should be in a position to pay  a decent wage. I am sure we  could find men that are able  workers. Why go to Poland, they  need all their men to grow food  for themselves, or should we  grow food stuff here and ship  it to Poland.  I am a strong union, worker  and I would like to see our  own good Canadians on farms.  After the first great war our  government imported farmers  and they were given free land  in Canada. But I never did hear  of a Canadian who had been  given free Crown land.  I am a returned veteran���I  tried to get land in B.C. but was  told I was not a farmer, of  which I was raised on, one.  So what:  I am not on a farm but working by the hour for some one  else instead of myself.  Would you please answer  why do we have to import great  big able Polish farmers to work  on land in Canada.  ���A -RETURNED  VET.  B i    .mo  AND COMPANY LTD.  General Trucking  and Fuel  "Prompt Attention To Mail Orders!"  it RESTMORE FURNITURE:  Beds, Springs, Mattresses  it General Electric APPLIANCES: Radios, Refrigerators  &  Washing Machines  it FURNITURE: Occasional Tables, Cedar Chests, Lamps etc  DOR AN 5 FURNITURE  WESTVIEW, B. C. - Phone 230  Mminion n grwiftft Page Four.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, November 8, 1946  SECHELT ELECTS  OF  THAT  Armistice  twenty-eight  years  ago  and  yearly ever since  we  vowed  that  the  (lead   of  that  war  should   not   have   died   in  vain.   They did not, though there was doubt  for a  time.   We  know  now that  it  required  another gigantic conflict engulfing the whole  world, not only to impress on us the fundamental madness of war but to bring home to  everyone the fearful knowledge that another  . such upheaval would mean the end of civil-  - ization.   It becomes increasingly apparent that  the world was not taught anything from the  first war and was unworthy of a long era of  peace.  Two generations of youth have laid down  their lives as forfeit on the altar of battle so  that such civilization as we have known should  not   die,   and  if   ever  youth   earned  nobility,  Education Week  OUR COMMUNITY is in the midst of its annual observance of Education Week, and it  would be quite usual to pen the usual platitudes  about our wonderful schools and so on. Apart  from the fact that we honestly believe this district is extremely lucky in the general calibre  of its teaching staff and that we are unable to  understand why they remain in the profession  under present conditions, we believe it would  be more to the point to reiterate what this  newspaper has so. many times voiced in the  past decade:  Teachers remunerations fail to measure up  to the return which can be had in other occupations with much less preparation. Taxpayers  may wince a bit at that, since most of us measure everything in terms of its effect upon our  pocketbook or our own persons and the devil  with the other fellow. Nevertheless, if we are  content to entrust the formative years of our  children���Canada's next citizens���to the entire  care of our school system, we shall be considerably less than shortsighted, if we ask that that  schooling system be staffed by men and women  incapable of earning more than the minimum  wage paid laborers.  Yet that is what we are doing.   Is there any  reason to believe that we can dance .and not.  pay the piper?  If we cannot supply these children with  schools and teachers���and in many communities  in the province we can not���or if we supply  them with either underpaid martyrs or incapable job-fillers, then just as surely as night  follows day we shall pay the bill in other ways  . . . mounting delinquencies, a lowering standard of general education, an increase in ignorance instead of culture.  Salary scales for our schools should be such  that the top men and women in the profession  are competing for those positions. Then  authorities could Select the right person for the  right job . . . not be forced to take anything  that comes along.  Let this in no way be construed as derogatory  to those teachers who are carrying on magnificently in a situation which has grown tremendously lopsided. The fact that they are not  leaving the profession in wholesale numbers is  in itself a splendid tribute to those who place  duty before the dollar.  I WISH THAT I could persuade every teacher  in an elementary school to be proud of his  occupation ��� not conceited or pompous, but  proud. People who introduce themselves with  the shameful remark that they are "just an  elementary teacher" give me despair in my  heart. Did you ever hear a lawyer say depre-  eatingly that he was only a little patent attorney? Did you ever hear a physician say, "I am  just a brain surgeon"? I beg of you to stop  apologizing for being a member of the most important section of the most important profession  in the world. Draw yourseii up to your '.full  height, look anybody squarely in the eye, ana  .say, I am a teacher.  ���William G. Carr in Reader's Digest '  IF I HAD a child who wanted to be a .teacher,  I would bid him Godspeed as if he were going  to a war. For indeed the war against prejudice,  greed and ignorance is eternal, and those who  dedicate themselves to it give their lives no less  because they may live to see some fraction of  the battle won.  ���James Hilton, in Reader's Digest  those of the last two generations have done  so in full measure. The spirit of those who  fell at St. Julien and Vimy and Passchendaele  are now united with those who fell at Caen  and Dieppe and Sicily and in the great vast-  nesses of the air; as they commune in their  Valhalla they may hope that their leaving us  has not been in vain.  Truly the world is preparing to destroy itself by the contrivances ahd connivances of  its own brains. If from nothing else, then  from purely selfish motives this country and  all countries should consecrate themselves to  prevention of a third world war. That is simply expressing the matter in the simplest  terms, so that the ungrateful and the aggressors can appreciate it on their own level.  If there is anything to be drawn from this  day of remembrance, it is that the same spirit  which sent these men out to fight and die  should be transmuted to those who are left . . .  to strive for the same ideal that was theirs,  the ideal of peace and freedom.  Bible Reading  I EXHORT therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving  of thanks be made for all men; for kings, and  for all that are in authority; that we may lead  a quiet and peaceable life in all Godliness and  honesty. For this is good and acceptable in  the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have  all men to be saved, and to come unto the  knowledge of the truth. For there is one God,  and one mediator between God and men, the  man Christ Jesus; who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.  1 TIM, 2:1-6  Money spent on education is  the best investment that any  country ' can make. We must  never think of it as an expense.  AFTERMATH  Margaret Allan, West Sechelt  There as no. glory^ there is no fame  In war; naught but death^stnd shame.    Y   ^->T  By wanton plunder minds are looted of; reason  To satiate war lords' liaison.  We hail one thing, and wish some fairy wand  Would touch his gentle hands  To disentagle our universal mess  Of dictatorial foolishness.  We have our dead that testify  Against our foolish policy;  When children cry for bread, can we  Show them medals?  God help us straighten up the muddle.  Who but a fool has timei to speak  .Of isms that are obsolete?  Oh, let us foot die of ennui   V  Without the privilege of dreams come true!  We hope our youth may some day see  Through the tribulations we have come  A better, saner, happier world,  And the last beat of drums.  y ���      '   z?"  Remember the Pump?  MAIL CATALOGUES continue to offer hand  water pumps, but we can't see that they  are any better looking than the one in the  ���farm kitchen of half a century ago. They still  have a rhinoceros snout and a bulging midriff.  Unlike the kitchen stove, the hand pump  ���hasn't lent itself to streamlining.  The pump, successor to rope and Nbucket,  first made its appearance over the well outdoors. It was a revolutionary system, and it  found special favor with the women, particularly on Mondays. In the summer enough  water was kept in a pail near by to be used  for priming. There always was a battered tin  drinking cup perched upside down snug against  the plunger rod. ��  We are perfectly willing to let the "other"  fellow order one of those pumps, but, come  to think of it, some time next summer we'd  certainly welcome a drink of the cold, refreshing water that would "come spurting from the  spout.. ���.'. ���   ':������'������'"��� -Y.;������  SECHELT.���The Cameron Act  was outlined by Mr. Manning,  school inspector for the Sechelt  district, at the meeting of ratepayers held *on Tuesday, Oct.  22, in Sechelt School. Only 24  were present.  "I believe great things will be  taking place in school activities  in the whole district," said Mr.  Manning. "Construction material is scarce at present, but  as spon as they can be obtained,  work will start on various buildings."  Mr. Sid McKay was chairman  of the meeting, which" elected  _Y^rs. L. S. Jackson, Mrs. W. K.  Berry and Mr. George Reynolds  as representatives for the an-  . nual school meeting in Gibsons  Landing this month. These three  members will have an opportunity to be elected to the permanent district board.  Canadian Legion  Auxiliary Formed  PENDER  HARBOUR.���A  very  successful  meeting  was  held  at  Garden Bay  Lodge  at  7.30  p.m.,    Oct.    29,    when 20 local  ladies    gathered    to    form    a  Women's Auxiliary to the Cana-  dion Legion, B.E.S.L.   Mrs. Currie,   organizer   from   the   command executive at Vancouver,  was present to get the new organization off to a good start,  and the following officers were  elected:    President,   Mrs.   Dan  Cameron,   first   vice-president,  Mrs.  Vic Palmer, second vice-  president,   Mrs.   Doug;  Nichol;  secretary, Mrs. Clifford Brown;  treasurer, Mrs. Len Wray; ser-  geant-at-arms,   Miss   F. Wray;  press correspondent, Mrs. Sparling; mother of auxiliary, Mrs.  Mitchell.    A membership com-  mitteei'y social i Kcbhmh4$e�� ^khd  sickness committee were formed. It is a pleasure to see a hew  energetic organization like this  formed, and the local branch of  the Canadian Legion, Post No.  112,   will   reap   many   worthy  benefits for their cause/  j;J;  NOVEMBER  FILM BOARD  ITINERARY  NATIONAL Film Board itinerary for the month includes:  Gibsons Landing, Nov. 11.  Roberts Greek, Nov. 12.  Sechelt, Nov. 13.  Halfmoon Bay, Nov. 14.  .Program;  includes,   "This   Is  Oiir Canada," news reel, "Listen  to the Prairies," and cartoon.  _-_.  Write for your FREE catalog1  of cloth-covered Buttons and  Bnclcles. We also do "button  holes, pinking-, .frilling and nail  heads. We carry in stock many  types of Shoulder Pads, Zippers, Pins, Threads, Elastic,  Belting-, Chalk, Sequins, Arm  Shields, Bias Tape, etc.  B.C. Sewing Supplies  1025 Robson        Vancouver, B.C.  Mail   Orders   Given   Prompt  Attention   _- ��� _*J  GUARANTEED  Radio aiid  Appliance Repairs  A. W. Alexander  R.R. No. 1, Gibsons Landing  Shop located in old Shoe  Renew Building  Mail Enquiries Given  Prompt Attention  OIL BURNERS  All  Types  -Por  Domestic  And Commercial Use  ���     Install    Your    Owh-^-Simpiy  Follow    Our   Actual    Photographic   Instructions.  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They officially took over the  store Friday, November 1. It is  their intention to fully modernize the store as soon as materials  needed for alterations become  available. As time goes on, their  stocks of groceries, drygoods  and hardware will be greatly increased, allowing their customers a wide range in choice  of goods. Both men bring a  wealth of experience in whole-  THE  Sea Breeze  BEAUTY PARLOR  GIBSONS  LANDING  is able to offer you a complete line of beauty services  at prices to suit the family  budget.  ��� Permanent Waving in all  the latest methods ��� including Cold Waves.  ��� Lovely to look at.  ��� Easy to care for.  ��� Individual Styling for a  lovelier you.  ��� Make your appointments  today.  Operator:  Miss Elsie Innes  sale and retail business. Their  business will be known as the  Sechelt Service Store.  Stuart Killick and Jack Redman are not strangers to the  district. They have been visiting the area for many years and  are at present living in their  cottages at West Sechelt. Moving permanently into this district has been like a home coming to them as they are happy  to be living among friends  whom they have known for  many years.  Mr. Killick is a veteran of the  First Great War and was with  B. & K. Chain Stores since 1913.  He was manager of the No. 1  store when it was first opened  at that time. Since then he has  managed other stores belonging  to the firm, and prior to coming  here was back in charge of the  first store. He is married and  his only son, Keith, succeeded  him in his position of manager  of the store.  ����� *  Mr. Redman was with the B.  & K. stores for about 12 years.  He left the stores to work for  the wholesale firm of W. H.  Malkin, where he became the  assistant sales manager in  charge of the wholesale department for independent chain  stores. He is married and his  wife and young son have joined  him at West- Sechelt. Mrs. Redman appears to be a woman of  action.- She had hardly arrived  in the district when she became  active in the Sechelt Badminton  Club.  GARAGE TO OPEN  GIBSONS LANDING���Work is  ' going ahead on what will be,  , when completed, a large and  complete garage unit. Mr. B. R.  Thorburn and Mr. R. Dowler  have plans for a three storey  building, and construction is being done now to bring the proposed structure into existence.  y3Cheehewfrbuilding.i^ tq_^f,^n  1 the site of the present garage.  The upper floor, which with  office and driveway will cover  a space nearly 50 feet square,  will be on the same level as  at present, and will carry out all  automotive servicing. The two  lower storeys will later be fitted out to handle marine repairs  and overhauling;  In addition to welding and repairing, the new Thorburn Garage will handle Standard gasp-  line and Standard products. A  new dispenser is to be installed  well off the road so that cars  may refuels out of the way of  passing traffic. . *    ,  The proposed opening date of  this new station is January 3.  EDDIE REID was confined to  St. Mary's Hospital for a few  days this week with an injured  shoulder, the result of a fall in  his boat.  . *    *    *  Mrs. O. Sladey is now out of  hospital after undergoing a  serious operation for acute appendicitis. %.  * *    *  Mrs. Kilborn is at present a  visitor   in   Vancouver.     She  is.  now living in her new home at  the Landing.  Hallowe'en has once more  gone by, and as far as can be  ascertained, there was nothing  worse than the usual mischief,  with the odd outhouse laid low.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pieper returned Thursday, Oct. *31, from  a few days in Vancouver.  P.T.A. HOLDS  PiA1960  A WRONG BASIS  Our labor difficulties can  never be settled satisfactorily,  either to labor, business, or the  public, on a political basis of ^  how to win and influence people.  ���   ���  I  Worn Out or Broken  Paris Are Risky  Let Us Fix Them for You NOW!  m Complete Automotive Repairs  ��� Synthetic Rubber Vulcanized  m High Pressure Greasing  ��� Dominion Tires and Tubes  ��� Pine line of Accessories and Parts  HOl^OILTOOIW  SECHELT GARAGE  Les Young, Proprietor  MASQUERADE  SQUAMISH.���The P.T.A. held a  very successful dance in the  P.G.E. Hall, Friday evening,  November 1. The first part of  the evening was a masquerade  for the children from 7 to 8.30.  A large number of children  came in costume and there were  so many outstanding ones that  it was difficult for the judges to  make a choice. However, the  prizes were awarded as follows:  Prettiest costume, Inez Nygard  as a Cigarette Girl; funniest  costume, David Caldwell as an  old tramp. Two prizes were  given for the most original, one  to June Confortin as "Topsy,"  and the other to Terry Aldridge,  Sally Ann and Allan Watson as  the Three Mice.  Prizes for the tiny tots went  to Jerry Nygard as a Clown and  Gail Midnight as a Bell Boy.  The judges were Rev. Twiney,  Anglican Church minister; Mrs.  M. Hunt and Mrs. S. Frost.   Mr.  B. Webster kept the children  busy on the dance floor.  The Old Witch, Mrs. E. Antosh, did a good job with her  brewing pot, collecting $14 in  the silver collection.  The second part of the evening was a Hard-time Dance  for the adults. Nearly everyone came in a hard-time costume and it went hard with  those who didn't as Policemen  C. B. Smith, B. Thomas and K.  Smith were right on the job to  fine any who were too well  dressed. Judge.'Bud/Moore was  busy passing judgment and collecting the fines.   "  Master of ceremonies for the  evening was Mr. I. Tutin.  The door prizes of two boxes  of apples were won by Mrs. R.  Barr and Mr. B. Dublac.  Refreshments were served by  a number of the P.T. . ladies.  The music was supplied by  the local orchestra and with the  aid of a few novelty dances and  paper hats everyone had a hilarious evening. Proceeds netted  for the school canteen amounted  to over $100 clear.  Search Party Out  For Missing Fisher  PENDER HARBOUR���A search  party is combing the waters  off Hornby Island for Mulbert  Duncan, 23, missing in his gill-  net fishboat Redwing since last  Wednesday.  Duncan was last seen about  four miles off the south end of  the island. It is feared his boat  may have capsized in a storm.  His father, George Duncan,  and two brothers, Arthur and  Thorne, are leading the search. .  The missing man is married and  has two small children.  GRANTHAMS LANDING���The  death occurred on October 24  of    George    Henry    Mattheson,  age 33, of Vancouver.  He was well known to residents of Howe Sound, his parents having had a summer home  at Granthams Landing for  many years.  During his boyhood days he  became a Sea Cadet and later  joined the merchant navy, sailing with the Silver Java Line,  and was one of the crew of the  ill-fated "Silver Hazel" which  was wrecked and broken in two  off the Philippines in the early  1930's.  It was for rescue work and  bravery during this storm that  George was decorated with the  "Lloyds Medal."  In 1931 during the first Empire round-the-world broadcast, it was George H. Mattheson whose voice represented  Vancouver.  When World War II started,  he joined the navy with the  rank of lieutenant-commander  and was in command of the corvette "Gifford" in the Atlantic  service. Toward the end of the  war he was in charge of the  "Minimichi," a minesweeper,  attached to Royal Roads for the  training of Sea Cadets. She  often made Granthams her port  of call to say hello to George's  parents. So we say there goes  another gentleman of the sea  who will be missed by all who  knew him.  GIBSONS LANDING���Gibsons  Landing is to have a new, up-  to-date meat market, delicatessen, and pure foods market. Mr.  Harry Kennett, a resident of  Gibsons prior to the war, has  recently returned after six  years overseas. His faith in the  Gibsons Landing area is stronger than ever, he has decided  that this is a needed business  here. It will be the policy of  Mr. Kennett first and foremost  to absorb all the livestock available of a marketing quality, including live poultry and dairy  produce. Mr. Kennett has 2&  years experience in the civilian  meat trade, also four years as  butcher in World War 1 and  six years as butcher and catering instructor in World War II.  While overseas he attended the  world famous Smithfield Institute. With these qualifications  the people of the Gibsons Landing area are assured of a fine  quality of merchandise, handled  in a manner approaching the  best, the bulk of the delicatessen  being of home manufacture.  Mr. Kennett hopes to have  this business in operation by  November 15.  For Reliable Transportation  TAIT'S TAXI  SERVICE���Half Moon Bay  Passengers picked up at Pender Harbour and way points  for Gibson's Landing ferry.  Every Man's Responsibility  The people's peace depends  not only on the international  and national acceptance of responsibility, but, above all, on a  personal anchorage in every  citizen of the world.  GENERAL  BLACKSMITHING  Workmanship Guaranteed  Charges Moderate  JOE CONNELL  PENDER HARBOUR  mi  Get Your...  1  Fall dMG Needs  AT  Lang's Drags  GIBSONS LANDING  Rexall Nose and Throat Relief  Aspirin Tablets _.. -   Dettol Antiseptic   Wampple's Cod Liver Extract  Lysol   25c, 50c  18c, 29c, 79c  50c, $1.50  ll  Rexall Penetrating Liniment -  Vick's Vapo Rub     $1.00  35c, 65c, $1.25   35c, 60c   43c  IHHIHfHIIinil  ���_-__���  HELP A VETERAN-  BUY A POPPY!  Announcing  Change of Management  Gulf Fuel and Barge Co.  New Operators:  JACK CAMPBELL ��� BILL DOIG  Successors to Roy Walker  Specializing in Haulage of Logging Equipment. Coal-  Trucks. Lumber. Etc.  Power Crane Equipped Barge  For  Convenient  Loading  and  Unloading  ,  For Information  WRITE, WIRE or PHONE  GULF FUEL and BARGE CO.  101 W. 1st AVE.  VANCOUVER  Fair, 2820 or Fraser 5512  _E^��-B^PM^-_-_^___-C^M*^S-*__M  imjiiii^i_-M*ii Page Six  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  .-Friday, November 8, 1946  GIBSONS   LANDING���Mr.s  A.  W. Alexander is a new neighbor in our district, and he brings  with him a new business specialty.  Mr. Alexander's specialty  is  radio  and  appliance  repairs,   and   he   guarantees   the  work   he   does   in  these   lines.  His office and shop are in the  premises   recently   vacated   by  the Gibsons Shoe Renew, along  the lane above Bob's Lunch.  In  addition tb working from here,  Mr.   Alexander  states  that  he  will   give   prompt   attenion   to  orders   and  enquiries  received  through the mail at his home  address,  which is R.R.  No.  1,  Gibsons.  Did you know that toads are  worth $20 each, annually, as  cutworm destroyers, it is estimated.  1  GIBSONS  5 -10 - 15c Store  An Ever Changing  Line of Goods  Come In Often  You Will Find City Prices  Jim Rennie, Correspondent  On Monday afternoon, Nov. 4,  Harmony Group of the W.A.  held their monthly meeting in  the community hall at Granthams -Landing and combined  with this to make the occasion  a social get-to-gether by inviting ladies of the Gibsons Group  to afternoon tea. The hall was  gaily decorated with flowers and  the centre table nicely laid out  with flowers and silver and  good things to eat.  Tea was served from 3 to 4  and the ladies pouring were:  Mrs. John Horn, Mrs. Tom  Moore of Gibsons Landing, and  Mrs. Tom Allan ahd Miss Mary  Doherty of Granthams Landing.  Mrs. Bushfield was the lucky  winner of a. guessing contest  which helped to make the afternoon a very pleasant affair.  About 35 ladies were present.  *    *    *  Miss M. Henderson, daughter  of Prof, and Mrs. Henderson, of  Soames Point, who has been on  duty with U.N.R.R.A. in Cairo  Palestine and Greece, is expected home in "a few days by way  of New York.  Miss Henderson has been  away over two years.  Individual Watering  is no Problem  with a DURO  Keeps  fresh clean water before the Cattle  all the time ��� ��� . when they want it.  PUMP  water through  your  barn  with  the dependable DURO PUMP.   Running water has,  become  a  necessity  on  the  modern   farm   where  time and labour are so valuable.   The convenience  alone is worth the cost.  EMCO  For modern Kitchen Fixtures and Fittings.  Designed for style ahd  utility. Visit us for complete information.  \  Dealer for District:  Phone 49^6  LITTLER  Westview, B. C.  EMPIRE BRASS MFG; CO., LIMITED  1038 Homer Street, Vancouver, B.C.  R. CRICHTON HAWKSHAW  Correspondent  The Hallowe'en p^rty held by  the company for the children of  the community was a tremendous success.   As it was "show  night/'   The older children received free tickets to go.   While  this Was in progress the,younger   tfhildren   had   the   time   of  their lives playing ganies, eating  all the goodies and ice cream.  Barbara    Hamilton   won    first  prize for the best costume in  the pre-school age class, she being dressed as a skeleton and  Brenda  Rees,   second  prize   as  "Bo-Peep".  In the boys Kehhy  Robbihs   as   a   Spaniard,*' was  first  and Derrick Bluhdell second as a clown.   The winners  in  the   school  age   class   were  Beverly�� Kennedy   and   Peggy  Renko  as  Indian  maids,  Carol  Wallis as Safety First and Nancy   Hill   as   a   Fortune   Teller.  Glen Maddess as Superman and  Keith  Hoover  as  a Dutchman  were  first  and  second  respectively in the boys class.   Other  than one fence pushed over and  a small  water pipe broken*  I  think that those that organized  the above party should be commended for their efforts.  Hood-  lumism at Britannia was negligible.  *    *    ��  The  other  big  event  of  the  week was the "back to work"  dance  put   on   by   the   Beach  Community  Club  Saturday,  Nov. 2.   Our hard working entertainment  committee,  headed  by Joe Dunbar, really did themselves   proud.    They had   contacted the New Veterans Branch  of the Legion in Vancouver to  have them send up a band of  Veterans.   They were- composed  of four pieces and all the pep  in the world.   I heard from the  ' Teen-agers to their elders, that a  it was good, grand, superb, col-y  ossal  and   all  those  other  ab-  jectiyes that are used in Hollywood. Personally I am at a loss  for words, all I can say is thanks  to Joe Dunbar, Bob and Gordon  Mounsey for a grand evening.  This hardworking committee of  ours deserve an "Oscar".  * *    *  The good old grapevine has  been working fairly well this  past week. I heard that Ida  Craig presented Shirley with a  fine bonny daughter, they were  hoping that way. Congrats to  you both..-  * *.   *  Oh, did you hear that Mrs.  Browning had lost her diamond  ring. Well it is an old family  tradition that the ring is passed,  down from eldest son to eldest son. You see it is this way.  Miss Carol Crandall of Winchester, Mass., is going to take  Jackson Browning for better or  worse. So in keeping with the*  family   tradition   the   diamond  how sparkles on Carol's hand.  ��� *    *    *  The  community  has  another  ��� house   and  is  to   be  used  for  piano*. It came from Charlton's  the upper-club rooms.   It certainly wil be appreciated.  ��� ���'.*���*���'* ,  The Explorers group acting as  hostesses, entertained their parents at a buffet supper and  party at the home of their leader, Mrs; C. P. Browning/ assisted by Miss K. Clifton.  * *    *  Mr. E. Madore was a visitor  recenti^, arid is n��w spending  the winter with his daughters,  Mrs. YE-oardman (Janette) and  Mrs. A. McDonnell (Louise), in  __isbee, Arizona.  Mrs. Frank Hoover and family  were house guests of her sister, Mrs. Geo. Deacon.  J)C # sjt  Roy Louther is a student at  Eleanor Shaw, Correspondent  THE HALLOWE'EN frolic for  children held in the Roberts  Creek hall,, under the supervision of Mrs. Chivers, was a very  enjoyable evening for all.  Thanks to everyone who helped  to make this a successful party.  Hallowe'en games were played  and apples were ducked for. A  shor^t programme quickly made  up, entertained the mothers and  lathers. Prizes were given to  the children" dressed in cps--  tumes. It was very hard for the  Judges to decide on the winners.  Refreshments were served and  the party ended with  a  short  dance for the older ones.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Norman Berdahl and Garry are back at  Roberts Creek. They have heen  living in Alberta for the past  season. It is nice to have them  with us again.  * *    * .  The dance held on Saturday  at the Roberts Creek Hall was  attended by a happy crowd.  Ernie King's orchestra was the  attraction. We hope that they  will come again.  SELMA  MR. AND Mrs.  S. McKay left  last   week  for  a   holiday   in  Vancouver.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. J. Mowatt have  returned from a two weeks'  visit to White Rock and Vancouver.  * *    * *  Mrs. Geo. Batchelor, who  sailed from Montreal for England last month should now  have arrived safely at her destination.  *.   *    * "  -Miss -; Mar got Vint arrived  from Vancouver to spend the  last week-end with her mother,  Mrs. S. Vint.  * *    *  Over twenty ladies from Selma gather for two-hour weekly  meetings at the home of Mrs.  Harry Neal. The object of the  meetings is to help the Cancer  Clinic, and the first hour is  spent making bandages and  dressings while the second noun  is devoted to making things for  a bazaar which is to be held in  order to raise money to purchase a bed and equipment for  the Clinic.  the University of California in  Berkeley.  I hear that the Western Academy of Music are starting a  group of guitar pupils, it is to  be soon I-understand.   Nothing  hilly-billy about it either.  * *    *  Well, folks, before I say "30"���  DO wear a Poppy on Remem-  barnce Day. "Lest we forget."  Cheerio.  HOOfD START  SECHELT. ���The good attendance at the P.T.A. meeting  and social in the Legion Hall oh  Friday, Oct. 18, promised a  gratifying year for the association. Several of those who were  present took out membership  in the association. Games were  enjoyed during the evening, and  the next meeting was announced to be on Friday, Nov. 15. It  is hoped that an equally good  attendance will be had.  Some people slip their brains  into neutral arid let th��if  tongues idle On.  LAIRD'S  General Store  at the Wharf  Halfmoon Bay  GROCERIES/MEATS.  FRUITS. VEGETABLES  GAS  phc Standardof QjuMifc,  FULL LINE OF  HOME OIL PRODUCTS  WHEN AT THE DOCK  REPLENISH YOUR STOCK  W. P. PIEPER  GENERAL STORE  IRVINE'S LANDING  PENDER  HARBOUR  Dealer in  y   . i ��� -  U.S. Electric Light Plants  y(nowiiT stock)  Fairbanks-Morse Electric  Light Plani_i  Briggs-Siralion Motors  Gasoline Driven Water  Pumps  Thor Gasoline Driven Wash  Machines  Radios  . Oil Heaters and Ranges  Complete Stock of  Pipe Fittings  USED  "I  FOR IMMEDRATE SALE BY BINGHAM & HOBBS  (Write or Phone for InforhiaMon)  TD 18 International Diesel Crawler, Hydr. Dozer and Winch.  Caterpillar RD 7 Diesel Crawler with Cable Angle Dozer and  Carco Logging Winch.  WKO Allis-Chalmers Diesel Crawler with Angle Dozer & Winch.  Cletrac Model BD Diesel Crawler with Cable Dozer and Single  Drum Winch. .  Cletrac Model DDH Diesel with Hydraulic Angle Dozer and  Carco Logging Winch.    A-i condition.  Model 30 Gas Caterpillar Crawlerwith Cable Dozer and Winch.  BINCHAM & H0BBI  _______  EQUIPMENT  ,,._._,. CO, LTD.  Specialising in Logging and Contracting Equipment *  395 West Stfo Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. Fairmont 7030  B.C. Distributors for:  REO TRUCKS & BUSES P & _i SHOVELS NORCO BLOCKS  "MALL" SAWS INDIAN FIRE PUMPS Friday, November 8, 1946  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Page Seven  .' PRICE CZAR TO  BROADCAST ON CONTROLS  A   SERIES   of   broadcasts   on  Canadian   price   controls   by  r  Donald Gordon, wartime prices  and trade board chairman, will  N be presented over the CBC next  [. month.  Dates set for addresses Nov. 1  ���' 4, 8, 11 and 15.    Topics range  from "Realities of Price Con-  > trol," to 'A Shirt On Your Back."  :^obffloocoooeao��oooo<_wwoQgoft  -For more than 50 years,  V&fl.QN has served the  coastal communities of  British Columbia with passenger and freight  transportation.  ���  Daily sailings to Howe  Sound or Qulf Coast  points via Union ships  as per schedule. Regular  and special trips via  Howe Sound Ferries departing from Why tecliffe  or Fisherman's Cove.  SECHELT STORE  General Merchandise  including  Provisions. Shots.  Hardware, Iteygoods.  Patent Medicines.  Fresh Meat, Ffcuii*  , and Vegetables  always available.  Large Supply  FISHING   TACKLE  Wm  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. IL S. Hackett at  Sechelt Store, or Union  Steamships, Vancouver.  ^tAHSruJs  uumoontnmi ii'iornm111in 'mm"*  Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Kleben  entertained at a birthday party  at their home on Saturday evening, Oct. 12, in honor of their  daughter and son-in-law, Mr.  and Mrs. Les Budden.  * *    *. -  Mr. Jirh: Cooper and Mr. Kent  of Redroofs, Halfmoon Bay,  accompanied by Vic Palmer,  made a hurrieid visit to Pender  Harbour on Monday evening,  Oct. 21.  3VEr. Doug Nichol was a weekend visitor on Saturday, Oct. 19.  ,������'*.**  Ladies interested in forming  a branch of the Women's Auxiliary to the Canadian Legion  held an organization meeting  Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 29, at  Gardenbay Lodge. The organizer from the executive in Vancouver   was   present   to   assist  in formation of the branch.  * *    *  The first meeting of the season was held at the community  hall, Friday, Oct. 20, by the  Badminton Club.  The Christmas Tree Fund of  Irvines Landing school benefited from the very successful  dance, held in the community  hall Saturday, Oct. 19. Refreshments were served during the  intermission and home cooking  was auctioned off during the  evening by Johnny Haddock.  The net proceeds from the affair will go to buy Christmas  trees for the children at Irvines  Landing school.  HALF MOON BAY  MRS. R. MOSIER  Mr. and Mrs. L. Johnson were  hosts the evening of 'October  3.0- when a number of friends  were invited to celebrate their  10th wedding anniversary.  Among those present were  Mr. Johnson's mother ^nd stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. H. Frey-  tag. Also present were: Mr.  and Jtytrs. Steve Holm, of Silver-  sand?; Mrsl W. Scott, Miss Emma Ek, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer  Jorgenson, Miss Ida Jorgenson,  Messrs.    Edward   and    Norma  Jorgenson.  * *'  *  Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gardner  celebrated their sixth wedding  anniversary October 31, when  they were the guests of Mr. and  Mrs. Gorge Herrington.  '***y  Visitors to Vancouver this  past week were: Mr. Thomas  Beasley, Mr. Frank Lyons, Mrs.  P. Mosier, Mr. Boyd and Mr.  Cooper. ?  * *    *  Mr. Stan Ross is here with  his gravel truck to do some  work for MacKenzie and Fla-  vell, and expects to be in the  bay until some time in December.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. B. Sands and  family arrived home last yreek.  Glad to report that Sandy is  over his sciatica and is back at  work again.  Ross Andersm  DRY CLEANING  SELMA P4��K  A quick pick-up anil delivery service from Hopkins Landing to  Half Moon Bay,  DROP US A LINE ��� SECHELT  PHONE  An old dark approached the  minister: "Parson, suh, Ah  wants you all to pray for me."  "Well, Rastus, what's wrong?"  "Suh, ah's got a floatin' kidney, suh."  "But, Rastus", replied the  minister, "I can't pray for physical things like that; I only  pray for spiritual things."  "You all can't pray for a  floatin* kidney? Den how come  you all prayed last Sunday fo'  de loose livahs?"  GENERAL  TRUCKING  and FUEL  Gibson's Landing  B.A., M.D., L.M.C.C.  PHYSICIAN AND  SURGEON  603 E. 15th Ave.  Corner of Kingsway  and 15th Ave.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Phone FA. 3150  ���fin  ervices  LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES  Health Units, staffed by trained personnel, carry out continuous  public health programs to protect your health.  PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING  Specially trained nurses provide public health service for 87% of  the people of British Columbia. They are" ready to assist you in problems  relating to maternal, child and school health, sanitation, health education  and the control of communicable diseai_ies.      :^ ,.,.  The following special services are available to you through your  local public health service:  T.B. CONTROL.���-Free X-rays and Diagnosis. Hospitals are maintained at three points in the Province.  V.D. CONTROL-���Free Blood Tests. Free drugs for treatment supplied to private doctors and clinics.  LABORATORY.���-Free Immunization for Preventable Disease-  Materials for immunization are supplied free to your local health service  or private physician. Main and branch laboratory services include testing  of water, milk and food supplies.  ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION. ��� Consultant and inspection  service is available on problems relating to water supplies, sewage and  garbage disposal, restaurant and eating establishments, dairies and  sanitation of industrial camps.  VITAL STATISTICS.���Records are kept of births, deaths and marriages. Statistics on public health problems are compiled and form the  basis for evaluating and directing the public health work in this Province.  PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION.���Free pamphlets, posters and films  are prepared for distribution through local health services. An up-to-date  reference library is maintained for the use of public health personnel.  NUTMTTON.���Consultant service to local public health personnel  and community groups is available on nutritional data, low-cost meals  and school lunch programs.  PROVINCIAL BOARD OF HEALTH  PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS   -   VICTORIA, B.C.  98  fri Page Eight  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  .Friday, November 8, 1946  Texada Narratives  CANADIAN Red Cross Society  has released a further list of  missing persons thought to be  in Canada and sought by friends  or relatives.   They are:  Gaffney, Mrs. Eva: Address  given as 5 Rock wood Place, 10  Viceroy Apts., Hamilton, Ont.  Enquiry from China.  Rober, Josef: Enquirer Her-  mine Rober, sister-in-law. Have  message.  Molner, Mrs. Elsa Papp: Born  1916 in Hungary (Sajotiba).  She and her husband said to be  in Ottawa in 1938.  Romaniuk, Stefan: Left Poland in 1936 for Canada. Born  Tomaszow, Lubelski.  Sawicki, Marcin: Born in  Swiez, Tarnopol, Poland. Came  to Canada in 1928.  Grice, Chas. Francis (Frank):  Mother, "Mrs. Alive Grice, Car-  ragana, Sask., enquiring. Last  heard from at Sioux Lookout,  August, 1937.  Carlsen, Willy Lonberg: Born  21.2.02 in Copenhagen. Profession: typographer.  Kittilsen, Johan: Born 13.9,91  in Skien, Norway. Left Uchi  Lake mine in 1941.  Kratsch, Erwin: Born August  3, 1905, in Lodsch, Russian Poland.  Boruta, Iwan: About 45 years  old, born in Poland (Dzwiniacz,  Turka).   Occupation, locksmith.  Charabin, Agnes: Enquiry  from Russia.  Hannula, Helen: Born in Finland. Last known address, Sudbury, Ont.  Kasakh, Peter: Worked as a  mechanic at Niagara Falls (New  Toronto railway line).  Wester gaard, Christensen  Niels:  Miner, Kirkland Lake.  Surak, Pavel: Born 29.3.1895  (Slovakia). Address given as  Winnipeg.  Kovacs, Mr.: Enquiry from,  brother, Gyorgy Kovacs.  Taruz, Michael: Last address  Niagara Falls. Born 1895, son  of Afanasy and Matrona Taruz.  Andreasen, Andrew: Last  known address Cranberry Portage, Manitoba.  Wallerud, Alf Henry: Address  given as 175 Logan Ave., Winnipeg.  Pecina,     Marko:     Merchant,  It's Going To Be  WARM this  WINTER at  WAKEFIELD  A Good Cook Keeps  Our  COFFEE SHOP  Customers Well Fed  though to be in Ontario in 1936  at "Jarder Lake."  Klobersen, Jankel: Born at  Pinsk, Poland. Though to be in  Toronto.  Juzyk family���Stefan, Irena,  and their children, Stefania and  Jan: Came to Canada (Saskatchewan) in 1914. Enquiry from  Cairo, Egypt.  ZateZalo, Ignatij: Born 1883,  Yugoslavia. Birthplace Siadi-  lovac.  Leja, Kee: Message for her  from Germany. Address given  as Toronto.  Leszter, Jael: Born 1905 in  Czechoslovakia. Last address,  Toronto.  Auskunfts, Andas: Message  from Switzerland. Last address,  Toronto.  Radecki, Dominik: Born about  1895, Nakwasza, Poland. Worked on a newspaper. Last address, 1054 Windsor, Canada.  Olizariowicz, Ludwika (nee  Krawiec): Born 1903 at Posred-  nicze near Pinsk. Address given,  5 St. Thomas, Ontario.  Kailer, Max: Born Radom,  Poland. Sister-in-law, Luba  Kailer, Mittenwald.  Bobyk, Hryhir: Born Kry-  wcze, Doliszne, by Borszczon, in  1901. Last known address:  Sault Ste. M!arie.  Marketic, lovro: Holding message from Iganc Islic (Croatia).  Stoubert, Adolf: Born Berlin,  1903.    Last news, from "Ellison  Lansing." ,  Zenici, Nastasi (nee Bodna-  ruk): Bor(| 12.12.21 at Mega,  Rumania. ���     ���   *���  Polischtschuk, Wasyl, Born  Schuschkiwka, Ukraine, 1905.  Nahirnyj, Iwan: Born 1698  Schuschkiwka, Ukraine. Come  to Canada in 1913.  Pade, Marie (nee Hembluk):  Born about 1895, Hawrilowce,  Ukraine.   Husband, Leo.  Basign, Vassiliy Nicholas  (Basil): Born in Russia. Arrived in Vancouver 1926.  Pikta, Herasim: About 50  years old. Architect. Left Russia: * (Nowogrodek Izva) for  Canada in 1913./  Levtschenko, Ignat: About 60  years old.   From Ukraine.  Kocinski, John: Left Poland  in: 1918. About 60 years old.  Farmer.  Kysylycia,    Wasyl:.   Farmer, .  possibly near Winnipeg.  Matwiczuk, Sofron: Born Ga-  licia,  1890,  Sought by nephew.  Bonkowski,    Gustaw:     Born  1893-97 in Ukraine.   Thought to  be in Vancouver in 1938.  Warchomij, Jan: Born about  1906 in Poland.  Epschtein, Basia: Born in Jetl,  Poland; Jewish race. Last heard  of in Toronto.  Stetsko, Alexej: Born 1900 in  Bessarabia, Synzer, Stalinskij,  Satinskij.   Russian.   Thought to  The  Bank of Montreal  Canada's Oldest Chartered Bank  Will open a sub-agency in Gibsons Landing as  soon as suitable premises are available,  WATCH FOR FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS  PENDER HARBOUR.���A wedding of great local interest was  solemnized at 8 p.m., Oct. 31st,  at the Mission Chapel at Garden  Bay, when Rev. Green united  in marriage, Meiba, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. George Duncan,  of Pender Harbour, and James  Colussi, of Prince Rupert. Mrs.  Les Budden was matron-of-  honor, and Mike Colussi, brother of the groom, was best man.  Following the wedding a reception was held at the Community  Hall, where many friends  gathered to wish good luck to  the happy couple. Refreshments  were served, and dancing was  enjoyed to excellent music supplied by Mike Colussi with his  accordion, and Bob Townsend,  pianist.  Mr. and Mrs. Colussi are  spending their honeymoon in  Vancouver, and the best wishes  of the community go with them.  have worked at,Ford factory.  Hrynewycz, John: Born 1902,  Ukrainian of Poland, Galicia-  Olesko.  Gereczka, John: Born 1904,  Ukrainian of Poland, Galicia-  Olesko.  Koszykowski, Mateusz: Born  15.7.1907.   Polish.  Brnic, Josip: Born Sept. ,24,  1898, in Sv. Ivan Dobrin, Island  of Krk, Yugoslavia. News from  Montreal in 1929. No word  since.  Stanislaw, Janik: Age 40. Engineer or mechanic, connected  with aviation/ Thought to have  come to Canada from Warsaw,  Poland, 1940-43.  Bokij, Feliks: Born 1887 in  White Russia.  Dycia, Wasyl: Born about 1900  in Hijsko, Dobromil, Poland.  Ukrainian.  Rusich, Antonio: Address  given as Shawinigan Falls, Que.  Matejbvy John: Last knOwri  address: P.O. Val Rita, Ont.  Mohaupt, Steve: Last known  address, 1409 Gerrard.St. East,  Toronto. '  Turtiak, Hryhorij: Born 1900  in Galicia. Address given as  Sifton, Manitoba.  Swiderski, Wladyslaw: Son of  Peter Swiderski. Came to Canada from Russia in 1908.  Ostraszewski: Jozef Ostraszewski, Displaced Persons Camp  in Europe, is seeking his father  in Canada.  Shivitski, Nikolai: Came from  Yugoslavia in 1928. Last address: Windsor.  Patschubay, Gustav: Last  known address, Montreal.  Krbgh, Alfred Emil: Born in  Heltborg, Denmark. Last known  address:  Marathon, Ont.  Pejrolo, Aldo: -Last address,  Ottawa. Parents in Italy enquiring.  Starosciak, Pierre: Last  known address, Montreal.  Antipowa Vera (nee Pinsk):  Sought on behalf of Antipowa  family.  Rime, Lauritz: Born 2.1.1899.  Fla/Hallingdal, Norway. Address given as Winnipeg.  Fix, Johannes, Anton, Daniel  and Joseph: Born in Sulz,  Ukraine. Russian. Came to  Canada.  Piko, Regina, and Paff, Emelia  (geb.   Fix)   between   1908   and  1910.     ::  Andersen, Johannes: Born  11.10.1900 Kalundb9pg. Danish.  Address given as Tnomsville.  Riem, Albert: Born-.26.11.1900.  Address given asj^innipeg.  Jagiello, Jozef: Born 1908.  Polish. Son of Wojciech and  Maria. f  Switalskij Japetan: About 25  years old., llsed to live in  Gniezao, Poland.  TO TEXADA Island by sailing  craft, to Nanaimo in a dugout,  to the Queen Charlottes in a  rowboat���these were some of  the experiences in the life of  Jim Raper.  James Raper left # England  about 1870 when he was sixteen  years old, and for a while stayed with an uncle at Nanaimo.  Even going to church was an  adventure in the mining camp  in those days. They went with  lantern and gun as well as  prayer book for cougars were  numerous. Coal mines in Montana, Utah and Washington called the English lad in turn.  Trouble made its way into the  mines too; then, the men were  paid each night���and slept with  pistols under their pillows. Jim  Raper returned to Nanaimo.  In his little sloop he moved  along the coast looking for  prospects. Thus early in the  nineties he came upon the Iron,  Mine working on Texada's west  coast. He was interested and  went to work, returning to Nanaimo later for his wife and  family. Catherine. Raper was  the only woman to bring her  family to the Iron Mine. Life  was not easy for her there. The  oldest child went to school at  Nanaimo. Mrs. Raper baked,  sewed and taught her little ones  what she could in their log  cabin.  When the work ended in -95  the family returned to Nanaimo.  But Texada had won its way  into the heart of Jim Raper.  With gold and copper prospects  improving on the island, the  year of '96 saw the Raper family  back for ijobd.  A picturesque log house  among the evergreens near Kirk  Lake was their home. Memories  of happy days there are yet.recalled by the family. yThere was  the water-wheel at the Victoria  gold mine where their father  worked. The girls loved their  dolls which their dad carved  from wood for them���and never  forgot the day their brothers  gave the dolls measles with a  hot poker. .,/  ,. About 1898 the family moved '  into Van Anda Where Jim Raper  became associated with the Van  Anda Copper and Gold Company. A new home was built  and soon a fine garden and  orchard repaid the labor spent  on them. Ah English walnut  tree planted by Mr. Raper was  later reputed to be the largest  of its kind in panada.  In summer the Raper family  often rowed over to the mainland to pick berries for winter  preserves. When the family be-.  came proud owners of a g��s  boat, they would go to Jervis  Inlet for three or four days at a,  time. Berry-picking or hunting  were the prime objects but the  outings were happily memorable whether sleeping was in  tents or on boughs iri the open.  The Cornell Mine was- discovered by Mr. Raper.  When   mining  at   Van Anda  IRONS, toasters and other small  home appliances are now being produced at eastern Canadian plants in volume that will  soon overtake demand, but  radios, washing . machines,  ranges and bigger domestic  items will be in short supply for  another year.  Wilfred Hodgins, London,  Ont, president for Ontario of  the Radio and Appliance Dealers' Association, said recently-  that "striken have caused bottlenecks in material that it will  take a year or longer to over-  ����  come.  In, radios, said Mr. Hodgins,  mantel sets are "fairly plentiful," but shortages of cabinets,  and of various component parts,  are delaying output of console  models.  Washing machines and refrigerators, he pointed out, are  being held up at factories by  shortage of rubber needed for  trimming lids and doors.  "A great many parts for home  appliances," Mr. Hodgins pointed put, "are manufactured in the  U.S. which has had crippling  strikes too, and where the demands of the domestic market  have made curtailment of exports necessary."  Considerable hardship is being experienced by young veterans and their families, he said,  owing to lack of the ordinary  home appliances needed in setting up housekeeping.  "We could sell 10 times the  amount of goods we are moving  at present, if only we could get  them from the .factories."  slumped about 1904, James  Raper, Billy i Law, William  Stromberg and George McLeod  .packed supplies and a sail into a  clinker-built rowboat. After an  adventure - filled ; thirty days  they reached Cumshewa Inlet  on the Queen Charlottes ��� to/fj  look for some copper claims- Ij  they   had   read   about   in   any  ancient book. y The y men spehtf,  several summers at the Char-! '  lottes working the same claims.1  Jim Raper died in 1930. . yln;  spite of ^several years of cripj-f  pling. rheumatism,  he  kept ahj  active, interest   in   miningy.m  general and in Texada in par^i ���  ticular.     Y ii \\  Some men still die with their |  boots on, but usually one boot<}  is on the accelerator. >  Selma Park       j {  Hairdressing Shop]  y       y*,,y-i!  ������..;     ..        .      .     ���,,-��� I  A Complete  j  Hairdressing  Service  DOLLY     j  JONAS  Phone" for Appointments  A law-abiding citizen is one  who" obeys all the laws except  the ones that don't seem important to him.    ������.:.���  THE EVERYMAN THEATRE  Westefcn Canadian Repertory Company  Y  presents  'THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST5  One of the Funniest Comedies of the Last Fifty Years  Roberts Creek. Community Hall���Monday. Nov*  18th  Y     f     Gibsons Landing, Community Hall-  Wednesday. Nov. 20th  A Professional Stage Production  i.  I  \


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