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Array T"  O *_jf\��    ?    ��.r    J   "  v_ W  '���'  ������"���- pV  SQUAMISH ��� On Friday evening, February 14, the Squamish Parent-Teachers Association- held its annual Valentine  whist drive and dance in the  P.G.E. hall. A good crowd attended. Prizes for the whist  were as follows: High lady, Miss  Ruth Morrison; high gentleman,  Mr. C.Midnight;^ladiesY consolation, Mrs. E. Rave; gent's consolation, Mr;YWrn. Smith.  Imiriediately after the cards  came the floor show. The Rainbow Ydance by the high school  girls and directed by Mr. W.  Webster was the first number.  This dance had been put on at  the" Christinas concert, but due  to insufficient platform space  was   not  shown to advantage.  .Hpw^e;r,,v.i;.Ri(^,.'y;iright"   the  whole dance floor was used arid  With the addition of colored  spotlights the girls made a  . beautiful picture.  The second number was two  dances by Mrs. McLaughlin  from Paradise Valley, the Sword  Dance and the Highland Fling.  Later in the evening she also  gave a~ tap number.  Mr. Webster's turiibling act  with a number of the high  school boys was very good and  showed the results of the time  and effort spent at physical  training work. Dancing and re-  freshirients followed the floor  show. Music was supplied by  the local orchestra.  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, .Boberts Creek,. Granthams Landing* Egmont, Hopkins  Landing, Brackefndale; Cheekeye; etc.  PUBLISHED BY TH�� COAST NEWS, IbTSOXTJBO  Business Office: Half Moon Bay, B. C. National Advertising Office: Powell Blver, B. C.  Vol H���No.HMta.>V  HALF MOON BAY, B. C.    Friday, February 21, 1947   5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  Creation of study groups of  home-makers to bring tnem-  selves up to date on the latest in  nutrition knowledge, is suggested by national health nutritionists, who point out that much  ntew ��� information on healthful  feeding was obtained during the  war years.  Injured Boy Has  on  Peninsula Roads  ROBERTS CREEK ��� Eight-  y year-old Barry Davis was seriously injured on February 13th  when he chopped his arm while  cutting kindling. The sharp  hatchet he was using severed  an artery and two tendons in his  arm.* Dr. A. Inglis attended the  lad after he arrived at Gibsons  Landing, which was some hours  after the accident Occured.  The doctor was unable to  reach Roberts Greek -because of  the mud, so' Allan Brines took  the injured boy in his truck  through to Gibsons. Bleeding  was arrested by Mrs. J. Ward,  R. N. before the trip was started , but the terrific jarring caused by the roads from Roberts  Creek to Gibsons started the  bleeding again. It .was reported  that a few more miles of road  and the boy might not of survived.  Delegation Presents  Case Before E. C. Carson  The world membership of the  Boy.Scouts Association has now  reached the five million mark.  nterprising Young Wdr\^eteran|  is*?"- * ���>"    __. ,,       ;_  SECHELT PENINSULA ���In  protest against the deplorable  condition of the roads between  Gibsons Landing and Pender  Harbour and the lack of proper  road supervision a four-man  delegation consisting of J.  Veitch, president of the Gibsons  Landing and District Board of  Trade, A. E. Ritchey, member of  Sechelt District School Board,  Halfmoon Bay, Harry Sawyer,  representing Pender Harbour-  Howe Sound Truckers and Taxi  Association, Sechelt, and E. W.  Parr Pearson of the Coast News.  Halfmoon Bay, journeyed to  Victoria for a meeting with  Honorable E. C. Carson, minister of Public Works, on the  morning of Thursday, Feb. 13.  The meeting was arranged for  by Herbert Gargrave, M.L.A.,  who joined the delegation in the  discussion with Mr. Carson.  The delegation reported that  the minister listened attentively  as each member spoke, but said  they were disappointed at finding him so much on the defensive and inclined to pull apart  almost everything they said. He  ^IwK^^tpads'.it, was  iftfci^'het.  -. /.. ��� - jr.'  ^yY     yy y ���Photo  Courtesy  of "Men and Paper*'  THE M.V. GULF WING, which gave Powell River district sucjh  splendid service from the start of Gulf Lines' operation in  May last year until the Gulf Stream replaced her in December, is  now extending its run to'Sechelt peninsula.  The vessel is a sleek, fast 112-  y fopt Fairmile converted from  war service^ in; the R.C.N, into a  conifortable passenger craft.  Licensed to carry 102 passengers, ' slie has a , crew of eight  arid maintains a speed of 16  knots.  In command is Captain Frank  McQuarrie, former skipper-  lieutenant in the R.C.N., who  joined the firm in November.  First mate on the "Wing" is Roy  Barry Jr., son of Capt. Roy  Barry, who skippers the Gulf  Stream,  Formation of Gulf Lines Limited^ is the result of the enterprise of a group of young war  veterans, headed by T. N. "Ted"  LePage and J. A. "Budge"  Jukes. Mr. LePage, managing  director, served as salvage  officer with the Royal Navy  during the war, and Mr. Jukes,  vice-president,   was   first   lieutenant of H.M.C. Woodrough..  John Jukes, naval architect,  drew the plans for the Gulf  Wing's conversion, arid is now  maintenance supervisor of the  company. Capt. Barry, senior  skipper in the R.C.A.FY marine  rescue service on this coast during the war, is a ^director Of the  firm. Fifth pi the original  members of the corporation is  Ken MacDonald, now second.  engineer on the "Stream."  Directors and crew meiribers  have made many friends in the  Powell River-Blubber Bay-  Cbrtez Island area since they  began their convenient daily  run last May. Passengers in the (  peninsula region may expect the  same courteous and efficient  service when the "Wing" begins  its new schedule.  ^0^^^i$6W^he^  ipreieritii sessidn^oB the  legislature ends.  TROUBLES EXAGGERATED  He thought the delegation exaggerated its road troubles, it  was reported, arid brought forth  a .report frorii his ^district engineer stating'tiefbund0 the roads  in fair condition during his last  visit through the area. The  members of the delegation replied that this might have been  sO when the engineer inspected  . the road as during that time the  roads were comparatively dry  and also the road crew seem to  be inclined to grade the roads  just previous to a visit by any  of the officials from the Department of Public Works.  Yet because of the poor combination of material used in the  roads and the lack of proper  ditching the roads would j break  up completely in a very short  time from frost and rain. They  pointed out that certain sections  of the roads are still firm despite the recent heavy rainfall,  and the reason for them standing up well through the winter  is because of solid foundations,  good quality of gravel and proper drainage.   Y  They mentioned also that one  of the main reasons for the bad  road condition was improper  supervision. They said this has  been indicated for a number of  years beeause, yinstead of the  roads getting progressively better they have been deteriorating  steadily. Poor judgment has  been used in repairing the roads  they contended.  Betwen Halfmoon Bay and  Gibsons Landing there are miles  of muddy stretches which the  road crew has' attempted to  patch with a very light gravel.  This only increased the depth  of the mud puddles. Some of  the members of the delegation  who have had experience in  road building indicated that one  way for making a road passable  during its muddy state was to  fill the deep ruts or holes with  small boulders, cover these in  turn with coarse gravel and if  necessary use the lighter material for binding the coarse.  Treating a road this way makes  it increasingly better and as  time goes on it has a much better foundation and a good depth  of the right material on top.  One of the delegates wondered why his engineers spurned  the use of beach gravel. Mr.  Carson said he didn't find the  material acceptable as road material. The delegation then  - pointed out to him that most  of the logging companies in their  district were using the material  with great success and hauled  it for miles rather than use an  inferior gravel on their roads.  They mentioned to the minister  that they thought he and his  engineers were confusing the  large round pebbles known as  shingle on the beaches with excellent gravel that such companies as the Burns and Jackson  Logging Co. were gettirig from  the mouth of creeks.  This company is so sure that  their gravel will make a satis^  -   fa$tory-top oilyt  v  raadeYari   offer'' tb   gravel ^400  yards Of it free at Wilson Greek  providing the government would  give it permission to operate its  trucks on the highway without  a license while they gravel the  road,   The delegation delivered  the letter signed by R. Jackson  making this offer. Much to.their  disappointment, Mr, Carson did  not appear to be interested in  the offer and made several excuses   for   not   accepting.    One  was, he didn't think he could get  permission to allow the trucks  on   the   road   without   licenses  and when it was suggested that  he get temporary licenses from  the   Motor  Vehicle  branch,   he  didn't  think  he   could  get  the  licenses.    "Here   was   an   offer  that would save his department  hundreds of dollars and yet he  hesitated to take it," the delegation said.  Mr.  Herbert  Gargrave  offered  to  see  what  he  could do about this matter.  Whenever any mention was  made about loggers making  good roads, Mr. Carson would  pass this off by saying that loggers had a lot more money than  the department to spend on  roads, the committee declared.  He declared they could throw  thousands of dollars into roads  without any worry about costs.  The delegation didn'tY agree  with this.  JiOAD PROGRAM  A suggestion was made to the  minister that a definite road  building and maintenance program be drawn up, and if necessary let the work out on contract, possibly to a local logging  company which is willing to do  the work and has the equipment.  He turned this down by saying  that his department could do  the work cheaper. One of the  delegates countered by mentioning some work that was done  near Gibsons Landing shortly  before Christmas by the road  crew. It took them five days to  load and spread seven tons of  gravel and the first rain washed  Dinner at  MESSRS. J. Veitch, President  and J. Drummond, Secretary,  of the Gibsons Landing and  District Board of Trade attended Mission City Board of Trade's  53rd Anniversary Dinner in the  evening of Tuesday, February  11th. They were very pleased  with the reception they received.  They met many friends there,  much to their surprise. They  were looked on as guests of  honour and could not have been  treated more royally. Mission  City's growth in recent years  amazed them and they were informed that Mission had one of  the largest Board of Trades in  B.C. for its size.  it out, the delegate, declaredY  This is typical of the work they  have been doing for months;  using light gravel that someone recently called sandy loam.  The delegation declared that  having this material washed or  splashed off the road or mixed  into mud puddles was not an  economical way to maintain a  road.  A request was made by the  delegation that the wages for  road work be raised in order to  give the members of the road  crew more incentive to take an  interest in their work. They felt  that" the wages were far too low  done to increase the wages. Mr.  Carson said it was necessary to  have an order-in-council before this could be done. Then he  went on to say that during depressions the wages were considered high, but during boom  times the wages seemed low;,  but if the department . raised  the wages then they would not  be able to lower them again.  And so, it seems to the delegation, that government employees  must continue to receive low^  wages after it raises them.  The delegation were not particularly satisfied with the trip,  but feel that something has  been accomplished. The promise  that the Honourable E. C. Carson will visit the district is encouraging, but it is hoped that  he will arrive before the roads  dry out and the grader has hidT  den signs of the extremely bad'  state it is in.  Each member of the delegation were loud in their praise of  Mr. Gargrave. His complete cooperation and the valuable assistance he gave them made them  completely satisfied that he is  working hard for the improvement of the district as a whole.  In concluding the review of  their trip, the delegation seem  to think that a local road commission should be formed. This  might work along the lines of a  local school -board. The mem-,  bers wouldybe closer to .local  problems and possibly suggest  many valuable improvements  and yet keep the cost of road  building and maintenance down.  VIHOIOXA  AHVHBII riVIONIAOHd Page Two  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, February 21, 1947  i  Wmz ��oast l&zws  if  3 Lines  (15 Words)  for 35c     3  Insertions  (same ad)  60c  Cxtra words, above 15-word min., 2c each. Cash with ordei.  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  'jjgbods, furniture, clothing, tools,  etc.    Square Deal Store, West-  view, B.C.  REWARD  $10.00 REWARD for information leading to the recovery  of 20y2"x26V2" cream colored  mirror, removed from bathroom  in Sechelt Inn Annex. 28  FOR SALE  ' 18 H.P. PALMER engine, 6 years  ��� old. A-l condition, $400. Ap-  .jply D. Mackay, Pender Harbour.  27  FOR SALE  ? NEW-SIX-ROOM house, lights,  water, on 10 acres good land,  29 fruit trees, 15 nut trees, small  'fruits,    barn,    garage,    chicken  pen, 2 cows, plow and separator.  ���Mrs, J. Rouse, Sechelt. 29  KEYS TO ORDER���  . All kinds of keys made to  order. Send sample you wish  duplicated. Muir's Hardware,  at Powell River (Westview) B.C.  ������������ FOR SALE  i, FLOAT HOUSE, newly decor-  $������ ated,   fully   furnished,   good:  -"condition,  reasonable.    Mrs.; E.  '^fiiiliabbugh, Port Mellon, B.C.  29  "Wi. i..ii        ��� ��� ��� ���i     in     ��� i     mi      ���������"    ii �� Ml���ii    lll^  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  yittver. B.C.   i2B'x8' TROLLER-pleasure boat,  6 h.p. Vivian, sleeps two, sink  with   pump,    50-gallon   freshwater   tank,    2-plate    Rockgas  burner^   marine   toilet,   electric  flights.   Can be seeri beached at  ; Westview.   Price $1,100.   Write  'Ralph Morris, Powell River, B.C.  ���% .    27  FOR SALE  'ONE 1929 International, 2Vz ton,  = : 4-speed transmission. A-l  ��shape, $25.00. Silver Grill Ser-  Yvice Station, Wilson Creek.    28  ~ :       FOR SALE  KUPPMOBILE   Sedan  in  good  condition.     Apply   E.   Cook,  Wilson Creek. 28  LEGAL  LAND ACT  Notice  of Intention to apply  to purchase Land.  IN LAND Recording District of  Vancouver, N.W.D., and situate in Blind Bay, N.W. corner  of Nelson Island.  Take notice that I, Arthur  John Harding, of Hardy Island,  B.C., occupation, Logger, intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted at N.W. corner of Lot 3753,  Nelson Island, N.W.D., then  East 30 chains; thence North  25 chains, more or less to shore  in Blind Bay; thence Westerly  along shore to point of commencement and containing 60  acres, more or less.  ARTHUR JOHN HARDING,  Dated, Jan. 31, 1947. 29  FOR SALE  LOT 67, Madeira Park, Pender  Harbour.   What offers?   Geo.  Page, 1788 Haro St., Van.       29  NOTICE  I HEREBY give notice that I  shall not b^ liable for any accounts contracted by my wife  from this date. Albeirt N. Cot-  ton^ Roberts Creek. 29  HALF MOON BAY  By MHS. R. MOSIEH  ^^^^^^V^^^^^^^^^_^___^^_^^^^^_^^  MR. B. KAMYES is at present  a patient in St. Mary's Hospital after suffering a severe  stroke February 12. Glad to  report he is recovering and will  soon be home again.  *    *    *  Born to Mr. arid Mrs. K. R.  Manning of New Westminster, a  girl, Arlerie, eight pounds ten  ounces, on February 6, at Royal  Columbian Hospital. Mrs. Manning is the daughter of Mr. and  Mrs. E. Lewis. Mrs. Lewis is  staying in New Westminster for  the next few weeks with her  daughter and family.  Mr. and Mrs. W. Mervyn, Mr.  and Mrs. G. Herrington, and Mr.  and Mrs. R. Mosier attended the  Valentine dance at Pender Harbour last Saturday.   The ladies  ���" - vy.v  SHOP by MAIL  from  Powell Stores Ltd*  Powell River, B. C<  The north coast's Most Modem Department Store  By MRS.  O. DUBOIS  MR. AND Mrs. Ben Klein and  family are again living in  Kleindale, their little daughter  Shirley is going to school in  Vancouver.  Recent visitors to the Sund-  auist family were Mr. and Mrs.  Charley . Phillips    of   Egmont,  B.C.  * *    *  Leonard and Oliver Dubois  arrived home from Vancouver  this week after purchasing a  new Mack logging truck for the  Dubois Logging Company.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lee of  Irvine's Landing and Laura Dubois spent an enjoyable week's  visit in Vancouver.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lee, Laura  and Leonard Dubois also visited  their   grandmother  in  Belling-  ham, Wash.  * *.   *  W. P. Pieper of Irvines Landing went to Vancouver Sunday,  arriving home again Tuesday.  * *    *  Mrs. Lewis Herd of Enter-  prize Valley here has been on  the sick list of late. Her many  friends wish her a speedy recovery.  * #    *  Also passengers on Sunday's  down boat to Vancouver were  Mr. and Mrs. A. E: Winzel. Mrs.  Winzel has recently been nursing in St. Mary's Hospital here  and  is  well, liked   by  all  her  patients.  * *    *  Captain Wilkie of Vancouver  was a visitor here last week to  the home of Mr. and Mrs.  Charles Sundquist.  . *    *    *  , Pender Harbour has a new  bakery sho&y Nicki Zrc&ackV  Bakery, located in the y pass -in  Whisky Slough. It has proved  to be a great attraction to Pender HarbouriteSi especially the  housewives, what with the  shortage of sugar its nice not to  have to bake your own cakes  and pies. It has been some time  since there has been a bake  shop here and then incidentally  it ^yas located in the same place,  even to the same house. Nick  Zroback fully intends to purchase this piece of property  from Oliver Dubois, present _  owner.  ���*."**  Baby      Williams,      youngest  of the W.A.C.L. who sponsored  the dance are to be credited for  a successful and most enjoyable  evening had in a long time.  * *    *  Mr._ and Mrs. D. McDonald  and Master Bobby McAllister  of New Westminster, were  week-end  visitors   of  Mr.   and  Mrs. F. Lyons of Redroofs.  * *    *  Mr..and:Mrs. Charles Lund of  Vancouver  were   here  for  the ;  week-end to look over the site  for their new home at Redroofs,  which will be built in the near  future.  * *    *  School reopened Monday, with  the children all happy at being  back at their desks again after  their long stay indoors. Though  there are a few at home yet,  there should be a full roll call  before long.  Mr. and Mrs. S. Cassidy are  home after a week in Vancouver  where j&r. Cassidy was brushing  up for his first aid papers.  * *    *  Mr.   G.   Forrester   was   the  week-end guest of Mr. and Mrs.  G. Cormack.  ���#.���*_   #  Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Barnhart  of Welcome Beach were Vancouver bound on Sunday.  By  MflS.  ERICKSON  ROADS (?) will also have to  take the blame for lack of  news for these parts as it is impossible to make any calls. I  almost lost one of my high  rubber boots near the P.O. recently.  > *    *    *  Mr. arid Mrs. Fred, Morley were  recent calfers during a visit to  Mrs. Hill, who bought the cottage "Ventrior," the Morleys  would very much like to find a  small house and join our evergrowing district.  Mrs. L. S.: Jackson recently  entered Phil at the Varicouyer  College. Efe. would like to say  hello to - his Sechelt . school  churns. He is already taking  part in sports at the College.  *  Don McLean of Cortez Island  was here, for a short visit to the  J. C. Brownings. At present he  is helping, .his . Dad to build  summer cottages and improve  their acreage.  *    *  Two very enjoyable Brush  Parties have been held here  this week and Bob Hallett is  acquiring the real demonstrator  polish. Mrs. Sid Smith's party  entertained the fair sex. For the.,  second one, we rounded up the  Gents, Miss /Penman and her  staff. Bill Brown shone at the  contests, also won a nice door  prize. Mrs. Jackson Senior, was  also lucky and a very enjoyable time was had at both affairs.  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.  Williams, Recently spent a- few  days in St. Mary's hospital here  with a very bad cold. The Wilr  liams reside in Kleindale.  - vY-----;   -.'Y" ���������'���"*--.  #���-   *Y,'-    ...'-���' y ��� ���������-^  Ted Sundquist of Kleiridale,  and son Keith, left for Vancouver Wednesday for a short visit.  Lone Scouts maintain contact with Scout headquarters by  mail and follow the same program and tests as the regular  Scouts. Each Loine Scout selects  a "counsellor and friend" to  advise and guide him in. his  Scout studies jand tests.  DID  YOU EVER STOP  TO THINK?  Meats Makes  the Meal!  Every housewife knows.  She builds her meal  around the meat. FOr a  good selection, buy with  confidence at ...  KENNETT'S  MARKET  Gibsons  Landing  *  Girl Guiding is a world movement in which all members uphold the same promise of loyalty  to God and neighborliness. Friday, February 21, 1947  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. 0.  Page Three  By R. C. HAWKSHAW  MRS. CHUCK Nicholson, one of  our British brides, was the  honored guest at a ladies' card  party on Tuesday, February 11.  The invited guests were friends  of the Nicholsons. The hostesses  were Mrs. N. McLeod, Sr., Mrs.  A. Stewart, Mrs. Wm. Siggers,  Mrs. H. Holland, Mrs. G. Deacon  and Mrs. J. W. Hamilton. The  evening was enjoyed by playing  court whist, Mrs. A. Proudfoot  winning first prize and Mrs. A.  Campbell the consolation prize.  The .guest of honor was the recipient-of a baby crib. Mrs. N.  McLeod, Sr. welcomed Kitty to  Britannia and made the presentation on behalf of the others.  The    evening    ending    with   a  "scrumptious" lunch.  * *    *  Friday,   February   14th,   The  Mount Sheer. Branch of the Legion   held" another   successful  "Bingo-Nite."   Once again there  were dandy prizes and everyone   enjoyed   themselves    immensely.    Vic Rice and I  (Vic  was playing one card for both,  of us)  won a pair of pyjamas.  We  haven't  decided   who   will  have top or bottom halt yet.   I  think I'll have Vic play for me  all the time, as he bririgs better  results than I.   Mr. Harry Rice  (Mrs.   Al   Clark's  father)   had  the envy of all the girls when he  won a pair of nylons.    Coffee  and doughnuts were served at  the end of the evening.  * *    *  Mrs.  Connie MunrO and her  i  We Have a Good  Selection of  v General  Electric Radios  Standard Oil  Products Z  BUS STOP  HALFMOON BAY  we son Pat are visiting her parents, the Kempers, Marce was  up for the week'end.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Browning and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Chorl-  ton were the guests of Mr. and  Mrs. C. P. Browning for the  week-end of February 15.  Hughie and "Toots" Chisholm  have been wearing out shoe  leather walking down "The  Trail" to their new home. They  came up here 25 years ago, just  after being married, residing at  the townsite till recently when  Hughie transferred to the  Beach. They have taken over  Joe Duke's house. We welcome  them down here and hope they  enjoy it.  * *    *  One of the big events of the  winter season was held Saturday evening, February 15, when  our own general manager and  his gracious wife had an- "at  home" in the form of a Valentine party. The evening commenced with a musical program, the entertainers coming  from Vancouver. They were  Bill Carr who acted as M.C. and  sang; Fred Bass of CKWX, who  was Sam's stooge and accompanist. Vi and Joy Olson, in  their pretty cowgirl outfits sang  songs of the range. Charlie Cor-  stier mystified all of us with his  sleight-of-hand.  Miss Anne Watt, of the "Theatre - Under - the - Stars," sang  some beautiful selections and  finally Lome Daly with his  grand tenor voice. After two  hours of superb entertainment  a buffet supper was served, Mrs.  Gertie Lewis and Mrs. Oliver  Baxter pouring. I cannot think  of suitable adjectives to describe  the supper so shall leave that up  to you.  The tables were theri cleared  away to make room for dancing  and cards. By the usual Browning custom there were novelty  dances such as musical chairs,  paper bags covering heads and  faces, . elimination dances, etc.  . In the home-made Valentine  contest; Mrs. R. Russell Sr., and  Mrs. Ronnie Chorltori were the  winners; Near the end of the  evening Bill Carr and Fred Bass  initiated all those present into  the "New Zealand Air Force,"  this was quite some stunt'. The  party came to a close shortly  after 2 a.m. Our sincerest thanks  to Mr. and Mrs. Browning for a  splendid evening of : entertainment and fun.  *    *    *  Just before saying "Cheerio,"  spring rhust have heard my call  as we have had several beautiful  sunny days. ' Did you see the  "northern lights?" They gave a  ./performance early Sunday  morning.  Use This  SUBSCRiPTlON FORM  Now!  We need your support as a subscriber to keep up our  service and to improve it. If you are not now a subscriber, don't put it off any longer . ; . send in the  handy form below and be sure of getting your copy  each week.  a ���  ��� ; ���  \ Name  ���: _.~_ ~~ I  j Mai!   Address  ______���_ _��� __, j  t Year ��� $3.00  I   /Wdfl to THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay  I or direct to WESTVIEW,   B.C.  By   PEARL   PUNNETT  ON SATURDAY, February 15,'  the Bowen Island Community  Club presented a masquerade in  celebration of St. Valentine's  Day. The Lower Dance Hall  where the party was held, was  artistically decorated for the  occasion by the club committee.  Mr. Juan Root was master of  ceremonies. Miss Winnifred  Rentworth and Mr. Frank Ma-  racci provided the music for  dancing and other ��� entertainment. There were a number of  very good costumes but the  judges decided on the following  as prize winners: Best ladies,  Mrs. D. Waters, as an old-fashioned lady; comic ladies', Miss  Muna Vernon, as Bugs Bunny;  best gent's, Mr. Slim Simonson,  as a pirate; comic gent's, Mr.  Fred Devenpack, as Aunt Jemima; girls', Miss Colleen Lawrence, as a pirate; boys', Miss  Jean Gow, as a piccaninny (the  judges thought she was a boy).  * *    *  The Bowen Island roads became so bad this week that the  taxi service was discontinued  for a short time. The last few  days of dry weather has improved conditions considerably  but a few sections are still impassable.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. D. Edwards of  SQUAMISH  By MRS. ELLEN HARLEY  WEDNESDAY afternoon the  Squamish United Church  Ladies' Aid held a Valentine tea  and sale of home cooking. Despite   the   weather   conditions  there was quite a good turnout.  *    *    *  On Monday evening in the  P.G.E. dinjng.; room, a public  meeting was held'to organize a  club of some kind to help the  young people to use their leisure  time to good advantage. It was  hoped to have more of the parents at it however. Quite a  number were present.  Instigators of the meeting were  the Junior Elks. and Constable  E, M. Malins. Mr. Carl Smith  took charge of the meeting.  It was decided to name. the  club the Squamish Recreational  Association. Officers elected  were as follows: President, Mr.  Carl Smith; vice-president, Mr.  John Foley; secretary, Mr. Jim-  :,.mie Leech; treasurer, Mr. Art  Thompson.  A committee of three boys  and three girls was formed to  work with the executive. They  were Terry Knox, Homer Sinclair, Ronnie McCormack, Margaret Knox, June Hunt and Olga  Sullivan.  An inauguration dance is to  be held February 28 to raise  funds in order to get off to a  good start. I am sure that everyone in the community is behind  this club and will make every  effort  to  help  in  any  way  to  further its aims and objectives.  *    #    *  Mrs. J. T. McCallum and Mrs.  R. B. Dixon, both of Vancouver,  were guests of their brother and  sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J.  R. Morrison, for a few days last  week.  * *    *    ���  Mrs. N. Thompson of Humboldt, Sask., is visiting with Mrs.  D. D. Morrison at present.  )jt ijt fffi  Mr. and Mrs. Art Machin left  Sunday after visiting the former's parents, Mr.'and Mrs. E.  V. Machin last week.  * *    *  Mrs. R. Pierce and baby  daughter, Mavis, returned to  Vancouver Thursday after  spending a short visit with her  parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E.  Lamport.  MESSAGE from His Honor,  Lieutenant-Governor C. A.  Banks, in connection with the  Canada-wide annual observance  of Scout-Guide week, February  16 to 23:  "In honor and remembrance  of the late founder of the Boy  Scouts and Girl Guides, Lord  Robert Baden-Powell, I wholeheartedly approve the week  February 16 to 23, as Boy Scout-  Girl Guide week in the Province  of British Columbia, for the  purpose of bringing to the attention of the citizens of the province the need in both these  movements for leaders to carry  on the splendid aims of Scouting  and Guiding ��� Honor, loyalty,  fellowship   and   service   to   all  Vancouver spent the week-end  with Mr. and Mrs. P. Wood.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Pithie, who have  been living with their son and  daughter-in-law in Vancouver,  returned to their home on  Bowen, Friday. They have been  absent since Mrs. Pithies' accident last fall.  * *    *  Mrs. B. Davies with her  daughters, Sally and Rene, came  to the island for the week-end  to   visit  her  parents,   Mr.   and  Mrs. J. Lister.  * *    *  We are sorry to hear that Mr.  and Mrs. C. Black and Patsy  will be leaving us at the end of  February to take up residence in  Fort Langley.  mankind;  taking  this promise:  I promise on my honor to do my  best  To do my duty to God and the  King.  To help other people at all times  And to obey the Scout or Guide  Law.  C. A. BANKS,  Lieut. - Governor  Since cold weather makes  sun-bathing difficult, and since,  nevertheless, the sunshine vitamin is necessary to health,  authorities recommend, during  cold weather, such foods as  milk, cheese and fish, and,  where necessary, some fish oil  in the diet, to ensure intake of  this vitamin.  THE  Sea Breeze  Beauty Parlor  Gibsons Landing  is able to offer you a complete line of,beauty ser-   .V.  vices at prices to suit tlie V*'1  family budget.  ��� Machine Permanents  ��� Cold Waves  ��� Haircuits  ��� Scalp Treatments  ��� Finger Waving  ��� Individual Styling  Operator���Elsie Innes  Hill's Machine Shop  GIBSONS LANDING  Precision Machinists  Marine and Automotive Repairs  Arc and Actelyene Welding  Oil Burners Installed and Repaired  A modern machine shop with a lathe of 24-inch swing  at your service. Special attention given to fishermen  and loggers. Let us repair your breaks and give you a  break.  COME IN AND TALK OVER YOUR PROBLEMS  Beatty Appliances  making for better  living.  Enjoy the Comforts of a  Automatic  Pressure Water  ���System  ���i  V  -  You can't beat the Beatty Automatic Water System for  carefree living. This one features a 25 gal. galvanized  tank and is for use with ordinary plumbing. Complete  with all necessary pump, tank and fittings included.  i ?������..-  'v.  GIBSONS LANDING  ' Page Four.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C._  GULF LINES Limited, which  last year inaugurated a new,  fast service for the Texada  Island-Vancouver-Powell River  area, will start next Friday on  a similar service for peninsula  residents, it was announced to-  xiay by managing director Ted  LePage.  Present schedule calls for a  round trip service each day ex-  : cept Monday. The company's  trim 90-passenger Gulf Wing  will leave Vancouver Tuesday  through Thursday at 9:30 a.m.,  calling at Sechelt, Halfmoon  Bay, Pender Harbour, and leav-  George Bell  PAINTER and  DECORATOR  Granthams Landing  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  *  A Complete  Hairdressing  Service  *  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  �����>  1  Hassans9  GENERAL  Store  PENDER HARBOR  Groceries ��� Meats  Drygoods ��� Drugs  Hardware  *  Fishing Tackle  *  Independent Fish  Buyers  ���  Ship Chandlers  "���'���������  Home Oil Products  at  HASSANS' WHARVES  ing on the return trip at 1.30  p.m.  A feature of the trip is that  three calls are made at Pender  Harbour: Madeira Park, Irvine's  Landing and Garden Bay.  On Friday the Gulf Wing  leaves Vancouver at 5 p.m.,  staying overnight at Pender  Harbour and leaving there 8  a.m., Saturday. It leaves Vancouver again at 1 p.m. Saturday,  northbound, tying up again  overnight at Pender Harbour  and leaving southbound at 7  a.m. Sunday* A trip leaves  Vancouver again on Sunday,  northbound, at 11 a.m., returning from Pender Harbour at 3  p.m. Sunday.  Record Audience  Applauds Recital  (By Press Correspondent)  SECHELT ��� Music  is  seldom  performed   publicly   in  these'  regions; years may pass before  a recital takes place.  This music-loving and music-  craving community was invited  Friday last to the pavilion for a  concert given by Edmund Osbaldeston, Vancouver violinist, arid  Horace Brooker, Sechelt pianist.  A large audience turned out and  was treated to a well-balanced  and well-timed program.  Both artists deserve high  praise for their performances.  Paganini, Wagner, Bach| Beethoven, Chopin, Sarasate,  Dvorak; an4ri^reislep are :names  which starid -high:;:iir lihePmusi&al  firmament; to do them homage  is no easy matter. It takes exacting technical resources and  deep thought to fathom the  meaning of the respective composer's work. Mr. Osbaldeston  and Mr. Brooker teamed up well  and their readings revealed  their earnest search and musical  honesty. There were flaws in.  rhythm, phrasing and interpretation (to this writer's opinion),  but none of these could mar the  enjoyment which was sustained  throughout the recital. It seems  to this writer that flaws such as  mentioned give a .human touch.  Complete perfection is cold and  makes for stagnation. The  musician who is perfect is lacking in warmth and has but little  to offer save technique. To play  notes technically correct does  not make music.  Mr. Osbaldeston played an unaccompanied Prelude and Fugue  by   Bach,   while   Mr.   Brooker.  M  Don't X*etThose  .   Get You Down!  See us for satisfactory relief from colds in tHe  head, throat and chest.  -. ������>',. ���������>"     ^���yt-f';;: Z-Z--'K  LANG'S   MMJG  STOKE  GIBSONS LANDING  DEBENTURES totalling $5,000,-  000 and bearing, 2.75 per cent  coupon interest have been sold  by the province on a, 20-year  basis at a cost of 2.795 per cent,  it was announced by Premier  John Hart, who opened tenders  in the absence of Hon. Herbert  Anscomb, minister of finance.  This money is for the purpose  of financing development work  being carried out by the B.C.  Power Commission. The yield  rate secured on these bonds is  extremely low and reflects the  very fine credit position held by  British Columbia on the investment market.  Bids were submitted by five  performed Beethoven's Sonata  op. 13, Valse in C minor by  Chopin and Etude Artistique by  Goddard. Both artists were  much applauded for these offerings. When the recital came to  an end, the audience would not  leave until several encores were  given.  Now that such a fine concert  has taken place, all efforts  should be made not to have too  long an interval before another  concert. There is potential talent which should be roused. An  audience which can listen as  attentively to a program of  strict classical music as this  audience' did, should not be  denied concerts of this sort. And  artists should not be denied the  opportunity to be heard in public;  Proceeds of the concert will  be handed over to Sechelt Dramatic Society, founded and  directed by Mr. Brooker..  % Mis: ^Jennys Keari ^deserves a  word of praise and thanks for  her part in helping to add to  the success of the concert. Her  ever-ready smile greeted the  patrons graciously when arriving at, the hall. She was in  charge of the usherettes.  syndicates, representing 28  financial institutions. The successful bidder was a syndicate  composed of Messrs. A. E. Ames  & Co. Ltd.; Dominion Securities  Corporation Limited; Wood,  Gundy & Co. Ltd.; the Canadian  Bank of Commerce, and the  Royal Bank of Canada.  PROPERTY   PURCHASED  At a price of $75,000, the provincial government has acquired  the old C.N.R. hotel property  bounded by Belleville, Government and Elliot Streets in Victoria from the Canadian National Railways, it was announced by Premier John Hart.  This property, according to R. C.  Vaughan, president of the Canadian National Railways, cost the  railway $291,000.  It is the intention of the government to erect in this block  administration buildings in  keeping with the parliament  buildings and which will beautify the entrance to the city.  AIRCRAFT PURCHASED  Hon. E. C. Carson, minister of  public works, has announced the  purchase by the government of  an Anson aircraft for use of the  department's 4 administrative  staff in order that they may inspect the far-flung highway  program under way in all parts  of the province.  Total purchase price was $10,-  000,    which    includes    another  Anson for spare parts.  FREIGHT RATE CASE  Officials of the trade and industry and agriculture departments met this week at. a conference in- Victoria with, Hon.  L; Hi," Eyres;" ariiriister^qf^ti^e;  arid industry,: and C.^.Brazier,  who is associated with, G. H.  Locke, K.C., provincial govern-,  merit freight rate counsel, to  discuss the presentation of  British Columbia's freight rate  case before the board of trans-  __Friday, February 21, 1947  port  commissioners  in   Ottawa  on February 15.  On that date, the board will  hear argument on the transcontinental railways companies'  move to increase freight rates  by 50. per cent, and efforts will  be made by counsel for British  Columbia to open up,the question of equalization of rates by  removal of the "mountain differential."  SPEND  YOUR  SPARE   TIME  Logging  at  WAKEFIELD  *  Where  all the bigger  operations take place.  Cookhouse across the"  street.  MURDOCK  Marine Supply  M FRESH MEATS  ��� HARDWARE  ��� SHELL OIL  ��� FISH CAMP  Pender Harbour  Dr. 1^�� Friesen  B.A., M.D.i L.M.C.C.  PHYSICIAN AND  SURGEON  603TE; 15th Aye.  Corner. ,ofiKingsway  VANCOUVER, B.C.  ���;.  Phone FA. 3150 y  $  GULF LINES LTD.  ' ��� .���:.'' ,'��������� ������';'��� ���'*' - -YY'YV Y.;    :Y.  Announce a New, Fast Passenger and  Express Service  Between  VANCOUVER and PENDER HARBOUR  Calling at SECHELT and HALFMOON BAY  Operating Scheduled Sailings Daily Except Monday  Commencing  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21st, 1947  at 5:00 p.m.  M.V.^Guif Wing?' will leave Ferry Wharf, Foot of Columbia Aye.  EXPRESS I^qEL SERVICE TO AJLL  PORTS  For Schedule and Information, Phone  >:'K-:;iM_^^ ���'���': :;jkAftnev7039-";'4 >-.:/  GULF LINES LTD.    *    VAMCOUVER, ����� ft  ^������^������ta-ta Friday, February 21, 1947.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Page Five  THE SECHELT peninsula is to  have, the services of a mobile  chest X-ray unit.  The unit's arrival in this area  will not be the result of a sudden or casual decision to call  here, but will have been brought  about only through the efforts  of group, and individual endeavor.  It has now; been arranged that  an absolutely new and up-to-  date travelling X-ray will arrive  early in March, and will be in  service throughout the area at  the following times:  Gibsons Landing and Area-  Legion Hall, March 11 to 13;  Roberts Creek ��� Ke.wpee  , Camp, March 14;  Sechelt and Area ��� Pavilion,  March 17 and 18.  Further information as to ap-  . pointments and more specific  times'will be given in later  notices and by canvassers who  will- call at each house during  the near future regarding this  service;  Members  of  committees   en-  J. 0. Seely  SECHELT  Expert Electrical  Work of All Kinds  Also  Commercial Photography  and Portraiture  I  Road Building  Land Clearing  Bill Goodlet  Halfmoon Bay  gaged in work on the survey,  and groups of residents met at  Sechelt and Roberts Creek during Monday afternoon and at  the Canadian Legion Hall on  Monday night to hear an address by H. Huggins, educational  director of the B.C. Tuberculosis  Society. Mr. Huggins in the  course of his talk exploded certain fallacies that have appeared in connection with tuberculosis, and pointed out certain  facts and figures of interest to  those who 'give thought to the  aspects of the disease. Tuberculosis, Mr. Huggins said, is not  hereditary. It spreads only by  personal contact, just as in the  case of other communicable diseases, and it can be prevented  and cured just as they can. The  tendency in the past, he pointed  out, has been to wait for obvious  symptoms of the presence of  the disease before seeking treatment. Such procedure results  in either vain or lengthy hospitalization, and presents a drain  on the family and the community. Early treatment, or prevention, can prevent not only  this economic loss, but also the  much more important loss of  human health and life. Much  has been done during recent  years, stated Mr. Huggins, but  much still remains to be done.  In 1900 there were in Canada  200 deaths per year for each  100,000 population, or 25 deaths  a day. Today there are only 47  deaths per 100,000. or 15 a day.  However, on the other side of  the picture, while Canada lost  38,000 men during the six years  of warfare, overseas, there were  36,000 deaths here at home from  tuberculosis, and VE-Day did  not end the fight on this front.  0-Cre-afes4m swenty-t  Between now and the time of  the arrival of the unit, most organizations will devote a portion  of their meetings to the discussion of this topic, in,order that  all persons ' may understand  n>o|e^uUy the nature tQf the sex-  ^i^tiMfe bffered them; Information may also be obtained  from Dr. A. M. Inglis, public  health officer'; Miss E. Forry,  V.O.N., and from the following  officers:  Gibsons Landing���E. Sergant,  Ben Lang, A. S. Trueman, C. R.  Parmell, Mrs. E. Nestman, J.  Schutz, J. Veitch, N. R. Mc-  Kibbin;  Sechelt ��� R. S. Hackett, F.  Archer, F. Mill_V E- Parr-Pearson j J. Mayne, Miss Mpller, Alec  Gray;  Roberts Creek���C. Haslam, E.  J. Shaw, A. Brines, Mr. Cotton,-  Mrs. Shepherd, Dick Reeves and  Mrs. Eades.  44% Gain Over 1945 . .  ����^"!��^"%*"���**���*^  FIREMEN'S 2ND ANNUAL  Benefit Danee  In GIBSONS HALL���SATURDAY, MARCH 8  Admission, 50c  Prizes���-Novelties  ������> ���  Howe Sound and District, Branch 109  CANADIAN LEGION  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 ��� 8 to UP.  ance  .AT.^i^ifFhALL  You are invited to attend with your wife or girl friend.  REFRESHMENTS      ���      NO MINORS  ear  MORE PEOPLE purchased life  assurance from the Sun Life  Assurance Company of Canada  during 1946 than in any similar  period over the last 15 years,  Jean Coccola, local representative, stated when he released  the annual report of Arthur B.  Wood, president of the company.  Mr. Wood's report outlined  the world-wide character of the  company's business and revealed many new records of achievement when presenting the financial statement at the 76th annual meeting held in Montreal,  February 11. The Sun Life first  extended its operations outside  of Canada 67 years ago, and has  been established in the United  States and Great Britain for  well over half a century. Reviewing the annual report for  1946, Mr. Wood stated that the  volume of new life assurance  business for the year had increased by 44 per cent over  1945 and amounted to $348,155,-  491, bringing total assurances  in force to $3,573,132,753. The  total assets of the company  reached the figure of $1,343,132,  974.  RECORD FIGURES  Other record figures quoted  included payments to policyholders and beneficiaries  amounting to $101,485,671. The  total payments to policyholders  since organization stand at $1,-  920,000,000. Premium received  from policyholders during the  year showed an increase of  nearly $19,500,000, and amounted to $152,565,625. Income from  all sources totalled $242,567,791,  exceeding lastvyear?s record by  over $23 million^ The increased  scale adopted last year for the  distribution of dividends to  policyholders will be continued.  Mr. Wood spoke of the im  portance of the company's annuity business in the social fabric of our times, and referred to  the comfort and peace of mind  which a guaranteed annuity  gives to its owner, a condition  conducive to longevity. More  than 400 Sun Life annuitants are  now between 90 and 100 years  of age. Three have passed the  century mark and the oldest is  'an English clergyman who purchased an annuity 24 years ago  at the age of 81 and" who, last  October, celebrated his 105th  birthday. Other significant figures mentioned by Mr. Wood  were concerned with the material contribution made by the  company to the housing needs  of Canada and the United  States. In Canada alone, over  13,000 National Housing Act  loans have been placed on the  books of the Company, and of  the total mortgage account,  nearly $52 million has been lent  in Canada.  During the course of his remarks, Mr. Wood announced  that the death rate experienced  by the Sun Life during 1946 had  been the most favorable on  record. He then reviewed the  progress of preventive medicine  generally, the important part  played by life assurance companies in furthering medical research in the interests of national health. The discoveries  made have been largely responsible for a steady improvement  in the death rate from disease  of childhood and from tuberculosis, pneumonia and typhoid.  Fifty years ago, tuberculosis,  typhoid, pnieumonia and influenza, combined, caused about  31 per cent of the total annual  deaths in life assurance experience. Among Sun Life policyholders today, these diseases ac-  THE WOMEN'S World Day of  Prayer will be held on Friday,  February 21. It is a day when  women all over the world of all  denominations will meet to pray  for "The Realization of a Christlike World Order."  The program service for this  year's meeting was written by  an East Indian woman, Mrs.  Israel Caleb, who is a member  of the Ewing Christian College,  Allahabad, India.  The services in this district  will be held in Westview Anglican Church this year and a cordial invitation is extended to all  Westview ladies, no matter what  their faith may be, to attend.  In Powell River the ladies  will meet in the St. John's  Union Church and an* invitation  is extended to all ladies of  Powell River, Wildwood and  Cranberry Lake to attend.  count for only about five percent:  of the  deaths from all  causes.'  On the other hand, diseases of  the heart, apoplexy, and neph-;  ritis   formerly   caused   23   percent of the total deaths.   Today  they  form  57  per   cent.    This  comparison, however, does not  necessarily mean that the death  rate from diseases of the circulatory system has increased.   It  does reveal that heart disease,  numerically,   is   the   most   important  cause  of death  today,  with  cancer   occupying  second  place.  INTEREST RATE UP  The financial statement pre-*,  sented by Mr. Wood indicatecl;  that 54.1 per cent of the com-j:  pany's total assets is held in1  government bonds primarily of J  Canada, the United States and)  Great Britain. The average  interest rate realized by the  company in 1946 was 3.52 per  cent as compared with 3.51 peif  cent in 1945.  Girl Guiding fights racial and  religious prejudice through its  code of friendliness and tolerar  tion of the opinion of others,    j  GULF LINES LTD.  Vancouver - Pender Harbour  Calling at Sechelt and Half Moon Bay  ROUTE No. 2  NORTHBOUND  Lv. Vancouver   Ar. Sechelt   Ar. Halfmoon Bay   Ar. Pender Harbour .  (Irvines Landing)  (Garden Bay)  (Madeira Park)  Monday  No  Sailing  Northbound  Tuesday  9.30 a.m.  11.45 a.m.  12.30 p.m.  1.30 p.m.  Wednesday  9.30 a.m.  11.45 a.m.  12.30 p.m.  1.30 p.m.  Thursday  9.30 a.m.  11.45 a.m.  12.30 p.m.  1.30 p.m.  Friday  5.00 p.m.  7.15 p.m.  8.00 p.m.  9.00 p.m.  Saturday  1.00 pan.  3.15 p.m.  4.00 pan.  5.00 p.m.  Sunday  11.00 a.m.  1.15 pan.  2.00 pan.  34)0 p.m.  SOUTHBOUND  Sunday  Monday  Lv. Pender ���  No  Sail  Lv. Halfmoon  ing  Lv. Sechelt ���  South  Ar. Vancouver  bound  Tuesday  1.30 p.m.  Hag  (2.45 pan.)*  3.30 pan.  5.45 pan.  Wednesday  1.30 p.m.  flag  (2.45 p.m.)  3.30 p.m.  5.45 p.m.  &\  Thursday  1.30 p.m.  flag  (2.45 p.m.)  3.30 p.m.  5.45 pan.  Friday  No  Sailing  Southbound  Saturday  8.00 aon.  flag  (9.00 aon.)  9.45 aon.  12.00 noon  Trip No.  1 2Y  7.00 a.m. 3.00 pin.  flag  (8.00 a.m.) 4.15 pin*  8.45 aon. 54M)py>m.  10.45 a*m. 7.15 pan.  EFFECTIVE  FEB.  21 si,  1947,  UNTIL FURTHER  NOTICE  MA. 4655 or MA. 7039 FERRY WHARF, Flage Six.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, February 21, 1947  By  JIM RENNIE  GRANTHAMS Community Association held their monthly  card party on the eve of Thursday, February 13. The men  were hosts to the ladies and arranged seven tables of military  whist. Mr. Bill Gibbs acted as  the genial M.C. and kept the  ball rolling smoothly. Table  No. 6 took the soup (four tins of  it) the lucky players being Mrs.  Swanson, Mrs. Tom Allan, Mrs.  Jim Rennie and Mr. Innes. After  a pleasant lunch the players  gather round the organ, played  by Mrs. Ted Poole, and had a  real old fashioned sing-song led  by Mrs. Walt Chambers.  *    *    *  Sunday-, February 16, was the  first birthday of the United  Church all the year round Sunday School and it was a happy  thought when the staff decided  to invite parents and friends to  the occasion. Mr. Fred Howlett  had a timely address for the  children and the Rev. John  Horn of Gibsons Landing led in  prayer. After the service a nice  birthday cake was cut and hot  cocoa served to the children  with a wee cup of tea for the  parents ahd friends.  The staff consists of Miss Winnie Doherty (superintendent),  Mrs. R. Parkinson, Mrs. Neill  Lowes, Mrs. J. Rennie, Mr. Fred  Howlett and Mr. Frank Henderson.  During the summer season it  was an inspiration for the teachers to have in attendance all the  high school girls and boys who  spend their holidays here, and  sO 'iwe say, Hats off to all you  ladies and: gentlemen. "Your  '- Christian Y ideals and influence  Will-follow all these boys and  girls vail the. days of their life."  Yrtc   ;Y?.��  jji'vv*  fN*'Y: *zz:    ...  ,������..���-::������������'  ���i>A specialv induction service  was held in Gibsons''-Memorial  church on Sunday, February 16,  when three new elders were  strutted7W t&| ch$$ft session.  The-I^^-Tho^-Mo^ in his  ���_���  '.V,,i,..J.. I.  Wm. McFADDEN  Optometrist  510   West   Hastings  Street  VANCOUVER  ���  at Gibson's  Landing  EACH  Friday and Saturday  Eyes Examined and Gla&ses  Fitted  J  ERIC INGLIS  *���      GENERAL  TRUCKING  and FUEL  Gibson's Landing  GIBSONS LANDING���As several near-tragedies have recently shown, additional and more  adequate fire protection is required "if this community is to  be removed from the threat of  fire disaster.  The only means by which we  can get protection is to acquire  sufficient equipment to ensure  the control of whatever fires  might occur.  It is with this aim in view that  the Firemen's second annual  benefit dance is being held in  Gibson Hall on Saturday, March  8th.  Proceeds from this dance, as  with those raised by the benefit  affair last year, will be used to  provide some' form of shelter  for this equipment. ��  earnest manner made the occasion   a   most   impressive   one,  stressing the duties of the minister, the elders and the congre- ,  gation.  Sitting in a back pew and  looking over the congregation  to where the minister stood  among his elders, one could not  fail to see Biblical drama. We  have watched the scene year  after year from boyhood days  and never lost the thrill, and  each occasion had the thought  that it took courage, humility  and a spiritual force to make  men stand up in front of their  neighbors and agree to their  responsibilities.  The sun shone brightly that  day and as we walked home  between the stately firs and  looked over the sea towards the  snow - capped mountains, we  thought the country beautiful  and  the folk we lived  among  were of the best.  *"   *    *  . Mr. and Mrs. Jjm Matthews of  Vancouver haye been spending  a holiday at Grantham and incidentally have been aquiring  real Restate. They hay��. bought  sijc .'acres with some buildings  bordering the , ��� Indian reserve  andv the , creek and are looking  forward with a thrill to.: its  development.  By MRS. G. MacKENZIE  WHAT LUCKY man got a pair  of "made at home" pyjamas  as a combination birthday-Valentine gift? Mr. Shaw will remember the little lady who  needed a little extra material  because she wanted to make  the pyjamas voluminous in case  she gained weight!  * *    *  Many happy returns of February 12 to Mrs. R. Chivers.  * *    *  Mrs. Ned* Leek is at the  Creek. She is staying with her  parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Stephens.  * *    *  Mrs. Ruth Mitchell spent the  week-end with the McLarens.  She is making plans to rebuild  her house as soon as possible.  * *    *  Mr. W. C. McCullough spent  a week in the city recently. Also  noticed returning from Vancouver were Mr. Norman Cotton,  Mrs. J. Orr, Mrs. E. J. Shaw and  Eleanor.  * *    * -  It took Mr. E. J. Shaw some  five hours to make a return trip  to Gibsons on February 12. He  managed it though ��� with the  help of a bulldozer in a couple  of places. It must have been a  pretty rough ride because Mr.  Shaw spent the night dreaming  about   it   and   was   exhausted  when morning came.  * #    *  Mrs. Couldry entertained at  afternoon tea on February 13.  Guests were Mrs. J. T. Newman,  Mrs. R. J. Eades, Mrs. A. M.  Lowe, Mrs.  W.  C. McCullough  and Mrs. K. Soames.  * *    *  A big hand to Jeffrey Newman, who has joined Walter  Sandberg and Roddy MacKenzie  by starting piano lessons. Just  remember, Jeff, when you're  putting in those houri_rof rprac-y  tisingj two of ]yoii^ pgls; #^'dp-f  ing the same thing!  !y;y y ~;  *  *  *  *.. ��� *  Mrs. A. Goodman, who is in  hospital at Vancouver, underwent an operation on February  17. We all wish her a speedy  recovery.  Fisherman Turns  Fish For Night  HUBERT Rushant has acquired  a new sympathy for hooked  fish. He now knows how it  feels to be ciaught oh the end of  a fishline, and it's not an experience he relishes. Thursday  night while fishing "with the  boys" down at the Powell River  Company dock .he came within  the line of fire of Dave Evans'  bait hook. Dave apparently  wields a mean casting arm. for  the hook buried itself in the  " back of Hubert's neck.  A rush visit to the hospital  and the intruding piece of metal  was removed. Two stitches and  Hubert was almost as good as  knew. He spent a day away  from work however recuperating and cooking up mental plans  for a "be kind to fish" week.  For Better Health  HARLEY G* ANDERSON  NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN  OFFICE HOURS:   Mon., Wed., and Fri. only-���9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Open Evening's by Special Appointment  Three Years on Staff of Keystone Hospital,  Chicago  (A Surgical and Physiotherapy Hdspital)  Box 15, Gibsons Landing, B.C.  BEET   i^MASSAO0E: i~   ELECTROTHERAPY  and  Anatomical Adjustments  Donald Weal is ano^fter ambitious Creek boy. He ;$s learning to play the -violin. V'We1are  very fortunate in having as excellent a teacher as Miss Mclntyre here to instruct Our children. So often the children living in the country have to miss  out on musical training due to  lack of a teacher.  * S* *  St. Valentine's day has come  and gone once again. The children took cake, cookies and  sandwiches, as well as scads of  valentines to school on the 14th  for a party.  * *    *  It seems each child (at least  in this house) has to have a  valentine for each and every  child in the classroom. This  runs into a small fortune if you  happen to have three offsprings.  I expect it just doubles if you  have six and so on. Anyway, it  fell the duty of each mother to  patiently spell the different  names whilst our little ones  carefully printed them on just  the right Valentine.  * *    *  I wonder which lucky girl at  East Roberts School received  the hand-made card���a lemon  losing its juice drop by drop-^-  with the appropriate message  "Valentine Scjueezings.". A little  bird told me the sendees initials  were J.N..     ....-y  ���������..- *'���"���'���--������?  Stressing, the fact that disuse  'means decay and stagnation  breeds disease, health authorities recommend deep breathing  to sweep out the lungs and air  passages with fresh air. They  advise deep breathing exercises  several times ay da^y y^i^|be^3UhL  conservation.  GIBSONS LANDING -At a  meeting of the board of trustees, Sechelt School District Njj.  46, held at Sechelt Inn on February 3, the trustees appointed  Mr. A. E. Ritchey of Halfmoon  Bay to accompany a deputation  from other organizations of this  area to present a brief to the  department of public works,  Victoria, drawing the attention  of the department to the deplorable and sometimes impassable condition of the roads,  which condition has resulted in  disorganization of the school  bus service and consequently  lowering school attendance.  Subject to the approval of the  department of health a program  to provide dental service to all  students and preschool children  of this school district will soon  be inaugurated.  The arrangements for the purchase of a site for a consolidated  school at Madeira Park -are being completed. It is hoped that  the school, when built, will replace most of the schools in the  Halfmoon Bay-Pender Harbour  area.  A finance committee, under  the chairmanship of Mrs. L. S.  Jackson of Wilson Creek, has  been set up to deal with general  school accounts.  Sketches for the proposed  high school at Gibsons Landing  and the proposed elementary  school at Roberts Creek, drawn  by Harold Cullerne, Vancouver  architect, were received and  studied by the board.  The high school and elementary school at Gibsons Landing  will henceforth be known :*s the  '. Gibsons i i_ahdin||Y HighY^hool  \and ;Gtibs<>n$ Landing Elementary; School, respectively. ?'     t ;  A woman annoyed, by cars on  a dusty road soiling her. clean  clothes posted this sign on each  side, of her. washing: "Drive  slowly.   Big washout ahead."  LOUIS L. LANG,  president of the Mutual Life of  Canada, who addressed the 77th  annual meeting of the policyholders, held at Waterloo, ori  Thursday, February 6.  The Tay, longest river in  Scotland, is noted for its salmon;  as are the Dee and the Spey.  Girl Guide training inspires  the desire for community service and a responsible attitude  to community welfare.  If your car is not  running right,  bring it in and let  us check it over  for you.  Wilson Creek  Garage  Ltd.  Home Oil Agents  Synthetic Tubes  Vulcanized  "Prompt Attention to Mail ^niers!,^  * RESTM0RE FURNITURE:   Beds, Springs, Mattresses  * GENERAL ELECTRIC APPLIANCES:  Radios,  Refrigerators and Washing^ Machines  * FURNITURE:   Occasional Tables,  Cedar Chests, Lamps, Etc.  DOR AN $ FURNITURE  WESTVIEW, B.C. ��� Phoiu* 230  Peru is trying to re-establish  free trade in foodstuffs.;    yy  Bank of Montreal  GIBSONS LANDING, B.C.  Sub-agency to Carrall and Hastings Sfs.  Branch, Vancouver, B.C.    'TV  Following a recent canvass of local opinion days  y'-a'*'   y: and hours of open ing- aire now:- ,,  TUESDAY ��� 10:45 a.m. ��� 2:30 p.m.  FRIDAY ^ 10:45^ p.m.  We trust the change will be satisfactory to all.  Ask for our bookets, "Your Bank and How You May  Use It" and "Service of the Bank of Montreal". % Friday, February 21, 1947  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Page Seven  By MRS. H. J. LEE  ABOUT 20 ladies from Selma  Park attended the tea and sale  of work held at Sechelt, in aid  of the V.O.N., and Mrs. F. Rice  was the lucky winner of the  quilt.  *    *    # ' .  YMrs.  C. Wheeler has as her  .house guest Mrs. G. Kerr, now  pf   Vancouver,   but   who   pre  viously resided in West Sechelt.  * *    * ���  Mr. and Mrs. A. Pepper dine  are returning shortly to Selma  Park for an indefinite stay.  * *    *  At. the regular meeting of the  Selma Ladies' Cancer Clinic  held at the home of Mrs. H.  Neal, a letter was read from Dr.  A. M. Evans, suggesting that an  examination table or instruments would be greatly appreciated, rather than a bed at the  present   time,   as   bed   cancer  _2_  Ross Anderson  DRY CLEANING  SERVICE  SELMA PARK  Agent  for  Kingsway   Cleaners.  One Week's  Service  Pick up Friday and Saturday,  Hopkins to Wakefield Hotel  SECHELT PHONE  By   LARRY   STEWART  THIS HAS been the week of  good old St. Valentine and the  kiddie^ seem to have, made the  most of it. Friday evening saw  15 pupils from the Beach arrive  to join the pupils of the Town-  site school in celebrating the  occasion.  - Games were played until  showtime and after the party  had viewed the pictures, more  games and dancing were enjoyed, and of course good old sandwiches, cake and pop.  The   same   evening the high  school got together in a badmin-  patients are sent to the Vancouver General Hospital. It was  voted to inquire further into the  cost of same and a report read  at a later meeting. Mrs. F.  Somerby was the lucky winner  of the attendance prize.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR  mmm  .:,l..._.  The Department of Labour can help you to  eliminate industrial accidents.  Factories Inspectors and. Safety Advisers are at  the service of all lines of industry to advise on  installing proper mechanical safeguards as well  as on matters pertaining to ventilation, lighting  and sanitation.  Be sure that safety devices on passenger and  freight elevators conform to the government  regulations.  When fitting out new plant or equipment, or  when in need of information or advice, consult  or write to your labour department.  THE MPAK^ OF LABOUR  PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS, VICTORIA, B.C.  BRANCH OFFICE:   HALL BUILDING, 789 WEST PENDER STREET  VANCOUViSR, B.C.  Thomson-  Deputy Minister.  Hon. Geo. S. Pearson,  Minister of Labour.  106  ton  tournament.     I   didn't   get  the results.  * *    *  Saturday evening the Ladies'  Auxiliary sponsored a party for  the kiddies, which was held in  the gym. Games, hamburgers  and pop were enjoyed, followed  by dancing for the older youngsters.  * *    *  Yes, the kiddies . seemed to  have enjoyed St. Valentine's.  Hope you didn't forget the better half. Feeling rather generous, I asked for a box of chocolates at our local* store. After  enduring a disdainful look from  the clerk, I compromised on a  bag of peanuts.  * *    *  On Friday 13, Mr. and Mrs.  Ed. Law became thse proud parents of a baby boy, William Edward.     Congratulations.  * *    *  Members of the Townsite  United. Church enjoyed a congregational meeting and social  on February 12.  "p V n��  Wednesday evening saw the  Ladies' Auxiliary sponsoring a  tea held in the school house.  This was part of their present  membership drive and it is reported an enjoyable time was  had by everyone.  * *    *  The St. John Ambulance Association is conducting a drive  for funds across Canada to assist  them in their work of first aid  and home nursing. The local  membership was out approaching the public this last week and  report the response as generous.  * *    *  The old-time dance practices  got away to a good start this last  week. About 40 turned out to  jump to the music supplied by  "Shorty" Cadenhead and Joe  Barabash. The practices are  every Tuesday and Friday at 9  p.m.   So let's see you there folk.  Did you take . in the picture  show last Friday? Looks like  we are sneaking back to the  time when two shows a night  will be necessary.  * *    *  I wonder what Mr. Hawkeye  meant when he writes of a giant  snowfall. Why, down in that  wind-swept community of his a  poor little snowflake wouldn't  live long enough to settle down  to earth. Come up sometime, Mr.  Hawkeye, and we'll show you  snow, real snow, sitting right  comfortably in our Alpine  beauty and not measured in  inches either.  Spending Strength  EXPENDITURE of energy,  which you may not have to  spare, is even more foolhardy  than letting money burn a hole  in your pocket, say the doctors.  Extravagance is never more  dangerous than when it wears  out reserves of physical  strength. The medical authorities say that, with health as  with money, you can't pay out  all the time; you must put  something to your account, if  both ends are to meet.  Canadians, are urged to live  wisely and moderately, in order  to build health they can bank  upon.  HILLTOP  CAFE and STORE  JUST  THE  SPOT  FOR  A SNACK  Operated by  Carson-Peterson Trading  Co., Ltd.  GIBSONS  LANDING  By   INNES   WILLISON  MISS Shirley Green has returned to Vancouver after a few  days visit at home.  * *    *  Mr. J. Grayson has left for  Vancouver. He has been a patient at St. Mary's Hospital for  the past two weeks.  * *    *  Mr. Fred Thompson was taken  to St. Mary's Hospital Tuesday.  He fell and injured his back.  Mr. Ed Lang left for Vancouver on business.  jfe -Je :��  Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Sinclair  of Pender Harbor stopped in  for a visit with Willison's oh  their way home from Vancouver, travelling with their own  fishing troller "Hoo-Hoo."  Mr. and Mrs. Dave Thodeson  and their two children have returned to Wood Bay after five  weeks holiday at New Westminster.  Girl Guides Plan  World Thinking Day  ON FEBRUARY 22 2,500,000  girls in 28 countries around  the world send though messages  of good will to one another and  hold special ceremonies based  on the ideal of international cooperation. These are the members of the World Association of  Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, of  which there are 66,000 in Canada; and this is their "Thinking  Day."  Thinking Day is an annual  tribute to Lord Baden-Powell  of Gilwell, founder of the Girl  Guide and Boy Scout movements, and falls upon his birthday and that of his widow, The  Lady Baden-Powell, G.B.E., who  is World Chief Guide.  Patteb el  S-ittle feet  They'll go through a lot of  shoe leather before they  are ready for the sturdy,  blucher-cut jobs Daddy orders from EATON'S. Right  now it's a question of tiny,  soft-soled shoes for that  first triumphant stagger.  EATON'S Mail Order Catalogue lists those and other  styles to take junior every  step of the way���rain or  shine���to man's estate.  Long before he reaches  that, we hope he will learn  the wisdom of shopping the  EATON way; with every  thrifty value backed by the  guarantee���  Goods Satisfactory or  Your Money Refunded,  Including Shipping  Charges  ��T. EATON C*  U��IT8_>  mMem7$  ������\f.^'A'-.~i Page Eight  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, February 21, 1047]  SECHELT���The annual Valentine tea. and sale of work by  the Sechelt Auxiliary of the  V.O.N, was held Tuesday, February 11 at the Sechelt Inn. In  spite of a howling southeaster  and pouring rain, about 50  hardy souls ventured out and  were served a delicious tea. A  quilt donated by Mrs. Uttely for  a raffle was won by Mrs. Rice,  and judging by the reaction was  greatly appreciated by her.   The  lovely baby dress knitted by  Doreen Doyle was won by Mrs.  L. S. Jackson. We would like to  thank the many friend who donated cakes, articles for sale, etc.,  also those who helped in the  absence of several of our sick  members.  We were all sorry that Mrs.  W. Billingsley was too ill to be  with us and we want her to  know that we missed her and  hope she will soon be with us  again.  We would like to thank Mrs.  FOOD SPECIALS  *H*MIMra,''M|U-_i----_--_M--_--H_N_-n^  BROWN BEANS: I__ 2 lbs. 25c  TOMATOES:   28-oz. tin  18c  MUSHROOM SOUP:   Campbell.   Each  15c  TOMATO SOUP:   Campbell.  6 tins 69c  PEAS and CARROTS:   Each ��� 15c  SOAP:   Lifebuoy. 2 cakes 15c  CORNSTARCH:   Pkt  14c  LAUNDRY STARCH:   Pkt.  15c  SARDINES:   Old Salt.   Tin  11c  MINUTE GELATIN:   Each ___ 16c  SAUERKRAUT:   Tin ___ 17c  LIMA BEANS:   California.   Lb. ���__ 23c  Sechelt Service Store  THE MUCH disparaged gravel  road will have its face lifted!  Remarkable improvements in  its durability and surface  smoothness have been found  possible through controlling the  composition of the raw* material.  At the request of the B.C.  department of public works; Mr.  P. M. Cook of the engineering  division of the British Columbia  research council has been studying the structure of gravel  roads and developing gravel  testing procedures.  Samples   of  gravel   from   all  Frederickson for her kindness  in granting us the use of the  hotel and for keeping us so  warm and comfortable on such  a day. We were glad to see  Mrs. Nickson, with the difficulties of transportation and the  weather it was a great effort for  her; she was her usual cheerful  self. I wonder if we will be.as  faithful in attending when we  are nearing the century mark.  We made over $100 and there  is still a little to come in. We  are glad to announce that Miss  Foray, the V.O.N, nurse, has a  telephone installed in. her own  house, also that emergency night  calls are now taken by Dr. Inglis in his own home ��� this  should result in better service  for this district. There have  been many complaints of the  inaccessability of the doctor and  the nurse in the past and we  hope this will help.  QUALITY  CONVENIENCE  SAVINGS  Are fhree outstanding features of the MAIL ORDER SERVICE  offered   to   out-of-town   buyers   by   West   Coast   Furniture  ^Uil *We&h& Special _  No. 300  SIX-PIECE DINETTE SUITE  This rtiodern six-piece suite was designed especially  to suit the average home. In the popular waterfall  design, the roomy buffet has a full glass front, cutlery drawer at top and large linen drawer at bottom.  Measures 16" x 42" x 42" high. Table wjth folding  leaf measures 31.��" x 44" x 58" exteneded. Four  chairs are strongly constructed and have a smart  appearance with seats upholstered in red or blue  leatherette. Available smoothly sanded and ready  to paint or finished in Wheat Straw, Walnut or  Natural.    Can be bought in individual pieces.  SPECIAL OFFER  As one veteran to another  we are happy to offer  10%  DISCOUNT  TO   ALL  EX-SERVICEMEN  FINISHED  Regular price $66.95.  SPECIAL     $59.50  Regular price, $69.50.  SPECIAL _���__.���________  $77.50  Order by, number.   Enclose money order for full amount or will ship C.O.D. freight f.  where C.O.D. service available.   Prices F.O.B. Vancouver.  COAST FURNITUR  2222 CAMBIE STREET  VANCOUVER, BX.  MOTF*        ^e  sure to watck  *or our advertisement  in  this"  paper  rtyw_l��-        next week, featuring more outstanding furniture values!  over the province are being examined and necessary changes  in composition worked out. The  addition of carefully controlled  quantities of various binding  material such as clays are  usually required to make a  firm, coherent road surface. The  road builder can be provided  with complete information on  how the best results can be  achieved in his particular location.  Although the expenditures on  road paving and construction  are to be much greater than in  pre-war years, the gravel road  will still remain pre-eminent in  areas where there is little traffic. �� The large size of our province demands the construction  of thousands of miles of roads  over exceedingly difficult country, yet with our small population, traffic density is low. What  is more important, tax collections to pay for them are equally small. (Projected expenditure for 1947 are more than  double the annual gasoline And  vehicle taxes.)    The new gravel  REV. NOEL Bracher, Anglicti  Diocesan Youth secretary, w.  a visitor to the district last wee|  returning to Vancouver Sui^  day night. He attended servicf  at Powell River, Westvie^  Cranberry Lake and Wildwpq  during his visit. u  In the course of his addressed  he   pointed   out  that   what ,i-  lacking in youth today is mor^  courage���there   is   no   lack   by  physical courage.    Solution  t*  the problem is greater co-oper^  ation between home, school anc  church.    The great cry is for  volunteers to carry on this im*  portant work in the church an.;  community.  ;-; i"  construction   techniques   developed  through   engineering  re|",  search will, nevertheless "provide  good roads at low construct!��!  and maintenance costs.  M-  Pottery Production Can  Mastere  By Mrs. G. MacKenzie  ROBERTS CREEK ��� Following  are excerpts from a talk given  by Mrs. A. M..Lowe at the R.C-  P.T.A. meeting, on the, history  of pottery.  Pottery is the oldest craft  known to mankind and the  region of its origin is unknown.  Every people and every country has contributed to its growth  until it has been developed into  one of our mOst important industries known as the ceramics  ���"industry, y' yy  This i^u^f^'':;fUrai5heis us  with many oi the' necessities ias  well as luxuries of life. Glassware, porcelainware of all types,  sanitary ware, plumbing fixr  tures, enamelled, stoves, refrigerators, tiles, brick and cements  to name a few.  It  began with  the  needs  of  primitive man and it is possible,  that it was accidently discovered that fire made clay impervious to water..,<���������  Pottery was first made by the  crudest methods, but there is  evidence of the use,.of the potters wheel in Egypt as early as  2000 B.C. Glazed and enamelled ware; has been found in  China that dates back to 3000  B.C. Fine porcelains were definitely used during the Sung  dynasty, approximately 900 to  1279 A.D., although a coarser  form had been used as early as  200 B.C. We all know of the  famous porcelains with fine  enamel and glaze decorations of  the Ming dynasty, considered  the finest art period of the Chinese.  Greece has never been excelled for form and figure paint- .,  ings.   Persia for color and design.    Their lustres have never  been surpassed.  Improvements      in     pottery  were   brought   to   Europe   and  England with their Roman con-"  quests.  PORCELAIN  Porcelain was first imported  to England from Gpombrpon, a  trading post oh the Gulf of .Persia. This was known as Goom-  broon \y;are. Soon the superior  Chinese _. porcelains were imported and the name was  changed to China-ware. Struggle for the secret of porcelain  then began and the German  chemist Bottg _r found that  Kaolin was porcelain clay or  the base of the artificial com--  pound from which porcelain  was made. With this knowledge  Dresden flourished and the fine  impleTooIs  wares   and   figurines   are   still  one of the finest. y,  This secret was soon out andf  other  countries  developed  dif-y  ferent wares. A few are France's  Limoge   and   Sevres���Holland's  blue and white Delft���England's);  Josiah   Spode   perfected   bonev  china���Josiah Wedgewood's Jas-^��� .���!  pier ware. A  POTTERY FACTORIES  It   was    Josiah   Wedge woocjf ���  who   mechanised  factories   and)  advanced rpany new manufac^j  thringYhiethocls/ z- .������������'���:[$���:  .> :. The U.S.A. has found clays to*  equal English and European  clays and the Walter Scott's\  Lenoxware of Trenton, New^  Jersey compares favorably withT  the finest porcelains in -the j  ���"world.''."  Porcelain wares are translucent   and   white   and   express^  lightness  of form and  decora-Y  tion while true hand-made pot-J ;  tery  (modelled or made on theY  potter's    wheel)    expr e's-s-.e;sH  strength,  virility and  forceful-, j  ness.    Only raw materials;are/  used in making pottery.    It is Y ,  opaque and porous and must be ''y  glazed to be made waterproof.y;  As a medium of art expres- [  sion it is both versatile and sat- v  isfyirig. : Y  There is life in even the crud-)  est form of modelling, which j  can be decorated in various [  ways, giving beauty and virility [  to even the most common j \  articles. -/.;���  SIMPLE HOBBY J  Pottery  as   a  hobby  can  be (j  done by anyone that does notfy  mind  hard  work.    The  neces^|  sary tools can be made.    Clays|  cah be found and dug by handll  Kilns can be built for the price V  of   a   few   bricks.     A   potter?s y  wheel can be made from dis-y  carded   pipe,   a   little   lumber, )���  some sand ahd cement;  The first essential for;successY  in the pottery craft is optimismY  as the road is paved with hard I  work, broken pottery and dis-  apoihtmehts,   but  the^ satisfac-i  tions are many.    One  unusual.  piece gives the urge to carry on.  The moulding of clay by hand /  gives a: pej"scm new: interest and y  health  and tlie satisfaction  of  creativeness.  There is a revival of this  craft all over the world and the  art schools are overflowing with  both, young and old trying to  learn something of this satisfying hobby. Try you hand at it  sometime. You'll find it fascinating.

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