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 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 Greek, , Roberts. Creek, Granthams Landing, Egmont, Hopkins  Landing, Brackendale, Cheekeye, etc.  PUBLISHED  BY TEE XOAST  STEWS, ��1MXTE��  Business Office: Half Moon Bay, B. C. National Advertising Office: Powell B.ivert B. C.  HALFMOON BAY���Soon after  the Campbell River Courier  reported in 'the early part of  April that "Caddy," the shy sea  serpent was sighted off Cape  Mudge, near the lighthouse, by  three men working orf the  beach; "Caddy's" cousin was  seen close to the beach at Red-  roof s, Halfmoon Bay, by a man  and his wife.  These people were shyyabdut  reporting the visit of the serpent and were a little afraid  that their friends might accuse  themj'of   imbibing  too  freely.  Vol. II ��� Ho.^T  Halfmoon Bay, B. C. Friday, May 2.   1947  5c Per Copy, $2.50 Per Year, by Mai!  Thomas  Flight Star  IPBuenos Aires  Sechelt V First Pro-  Display Draws Big Crowd  CONG A favorite  and now a  > top-flight artist in her pro-  'Tnuein  n*AA*r��  rrt^��^  o-.-s*vi--     fession, Audree Thomas has ac-  S��� w^-SS^TiSS.-'fc.fPtfa- a ?ev6n months' contract  to be prima ballerina for the  into the bay one afternoon and  apparently brought the missus''  *..along for the trip. The man wa!s.  sitting near the shore when the  sea serpent approached at a high  rate of speed seemingly without  any effort '\,:-.=_" >  The man turned to call; his  wife to see. the sight and during  that time.-;another serpent'appeared iii the background. The  first one could be seen very  Clearly as it came witjiin about  20 feet ot the shore.,; Its head,  shaped something like a camel's,  was rather shaggy and its two  large round eyes looked placidly  about. What could be seen of  its neck, whiph was raised  straight put} of the water, was  about four feet long and approximately 12 incheis in diameter. ~v Npthiii^ was; seen of its  hbdy; except? a hump about 10  feeCbs^rfrbm the neck.  At; the first glance; it appeared ^to be like a camel's  humpr but it would sometimes  y aich higher and the onlookers  could see under the arch of its  body which seemed (to bey about  winter season of ballet and  operant Teatro Colon in Buenos  Aires, South America, y  * Though she has had many  good offers, she turned them all  down for the southern engagement, and she will be paid the  highest salary ever given by the  Buenos Airefe theatre for a guest  star in the ballet-  She leaves New York, where  she has been dancing for several years, on March 29, travelling by Pan-American clipper to  the southern metropolis for a  month of rehearsals. Miss  Thomas, who is the daughter of  Mir. and Mrs. Harry Thomas of  Hardy Island, expects to appear  in ythe great classics, Swan Lake,  Les* Sylphides, Aurora's Wedding, Giselle, Coppelia, and Pet-  rouchka. Several South Americanballets will also be included  in her repertoire.  '     Just seven years ago in April-  Mi^ Thomas; first went to South;  America as the y-qungestrfcm-  ber of Ballet \ Russe; -;de Monte  ^CjarkC   Eyen now- sheyis^ohly  'y  ne^ywa^ygre;ehish: gr^lH color  and they, glittered in the sun-  lights  One had the impression of a  graceful swan .gliding along;,  and the action of its body cutting the water made two distinct waves curl up, over and  away to the sides. There was  nothing visible to indicate how  it propelled itself steadily and  sedately through the water, y As  it went along it would occasionally .dip down under the  water and then appear again.  It was estimated that it travelled about nine to ten miles" per  hour, but had the appearance of  not being in a great hurry.  T^e   Cape   Mudge    "Caddy"  seemed to be different in several respects and was a noisy  "critter" in comparison.! It was  described as a frolickirig, snort-  *ing sort of fellow with serpent  like   body about  60 feet  long  l*n&- Jiead ;lifcie; ar.  pyer-size^  copra.;"t When   :the    spectators  rowed out towards the serpent  it raised? its head about six feet  out of the water and made for  the approaching boat   Two of  the   witnesses   Returned    with  their power boat^and approached y^Cadd^'- again;   this  time  armed with a, strong gaff -and a  camera: :Ift^h^ to  get cibsie enough to ensure a  very good; picture the adventurous fishermen got within 500  feet of the creatxire, oidy to see  him submerge before Ji photograph could be taken,, y  The mysterial mammal made \  noises similar to a horse shorting, or a grouse rising. Swam  with great speed and seemed to  propel itself by using its entire  body |ike a snake.  Handball, a game of Celtic  origin, is suspected to have been  one of the ancient Tailtin games  of Ireland.  -eighth year-;m ballet since she  left Vancouver.  log Pins Worker  SQUAMISH ��� John Hunter,  truck logging contractor for  Empire Mills here, was injured  Thursday when he was unloading lbgs at the (dump. A log  kicked Jack oyer,the truck, and  fell on his, shoulder find back,  pinning him to the truck tire.  A Union Steamship speedboat  brought the ��� injured- man to  Horseshoe Bay, wftere he was  met by Kingsway�� ambulance  and taken to General Hospital  in Vancouver. IJis condition is  reported good today.  GIBSONS LANRING-~Fire destroyed t$e yisummer ��� home  here of Mr. ^ict Mrs. Dudley  Carter. Damage estimated at  $6,000 wa^|>aftially covered by  insurance. Cause of the blaze  was unknown.  Mr. Carter, sculptor and engineer, whose headquarters are  in Washington and California,  was away at the time.  Judge for 23 Years  ��� A fine record has William  H. Ellis, who has retired at  Medicine Hat, Alta., from his  post as police magistrate and  judge of the juvenile court after  23 years and having heard 15,-  000 cases. He started out as a  Shaunavon's (Sask.) first pastor  of the First Baptist church.  SECHELT ��� On Friday night,  April 25, a Pro-Rec display,  the first of its kind in the district, was held in the Sechelt  Pavilion. This type of physical  training was only begun in February, and the children showed  .remarkable progress on that  evening, under the capable  leadership of Miss Beatrice  Marchant, Sechelt teacher.  Those taking part in exercises  and tumbling under Miss Marchant were Joan Simning, Nellie Nelson, Elaine Go wland,  Gladys ; Rouse, Joan ���'. Catter^l,  Heather McRae,: Rene Pratt,  Betty Pratt, Donald McRae,  John Clayton, Barrie Redman,  Jack Philips, George Derby,  John and Wayne Bryan, Tom  Reynolds and Stan Tyson.  The children looked smart in  uniforms, the, girls wearing  white shorts and white pullover  sweaters, the. boys wearing the  same sweaters and black trousers.  BOXING EVENT  An outstanding boxing event  took place with  four /separate  bouts,  Sechelt  children   versus  C^bson^Lahdihg. Those participating were:  1st    bout:     Tom    Reynolds,  Sechelt vs. Jack Norris, Gibsons  /Winner-rToth -Reynolds.��� ��� f       ,  Sechelt vs. Jack Raiid, (Gibsloils  Fight halted, '  3rd bout: Stan Tyson, Sechelt  vs. Chuck Cain, Gibsons. Draw.  4th bout: John Bryan; Sechelt  vs. Jafckie? Nestmon, Gibsons.  Draw. z  Sechelt boys were trained by  Mr. Ross Norris who acted as  second and bell-man. Gibsons  boys were trained by Mr. Bob  Dolphin, who acted as a second.  *The referee wa��!^&. Leo Richer,  and the jucjge^ were Mr. Sid  McKay, Selma Park, Mr. George  Pearsbn, Sechelt, Mr. Jim Cain,  "Gibsbtis, and Mr. Bob Graham,  Gibsons.  As a finale for the night's  event* Miss Marchant had a surprise for the children and adults.  Uhdet her instigation, four  gentlemen from Vancouver, all  , specialized in Pro-Rec training,  came up and entertained the  children with springboard art-.  istry, balancing acts, tumbling,  and other_. fine displays. The  leader 6f the group was Mr. Ed  Catalan��, Vancouver Normal  Schbol, Mr. Russel Dyer, Vancouver Normal School, Mr. Ed  Lipiiiski, and Master Ronald  Hillier.  The entire evening's exhibition Was played to a capacity  crowd and was thoroughly enjoyed by all present.  Couple Found  Adrift in Boat  SECHELT���An   elderly couple,  Mr. and Mrs. John Gregson of  Secret   Cove,   missing   in  their  boat for four days, were found  by a passing fish boat Thursday  and towed to Lund.  The couple had been out for  a boat trip when their engine  stalled in a storm.  Gibsons Protests  Water (losing  For Fishermen  GIBSONS LANDING���Proposal  that the waters from Salmon  Rock to Siwash Rock be closed  , to commercial fishermen is believed . to have come from two  representatives of the Howe  Sound Salmon Club at the annual convention of the B.C. Fish  and Game Protection Association  at New Westminster.  The suggestion has brought  numerous protests from Gibsons  Landing area. Many commercial  fishermen have their homes at  Gibsons Landing and closing of  the waters will mean they will  have to move further north.  Sportsmen bring very little  revenue to the district while  commercial fishermen pay taxes  and support local merchants.  Gibsons council and ratepayers, have written J. Sinclair,  M.P., upholding the fishermen's  claims. Ratepayers also sent  lettere, of protect to Hon. H. F..  *��^_!j^^  intendeht of fisheries.  Taxpayers Can  Local Bank  "MANY  people   who   lack  the  ready cash to pay off the balance of last year's taxes have  welcomed the convenience of a  B. of" M. personal loan," J. R.  Pudney, local manager of the  Bank of Montreal said, in discussing the bank's personal loan  plan.  "Lending money, after all, is  our business," Mr. Pudney  pointed out, "and we are glad  to lend for any reasonable purpose if a person is in a position  to repay.  "The cost is very low. For  instance, you can borrow $%Q0;  repayable in twelve monthly,  instalments, for only 27 cents a  month. For loans extending  over longer or shorter periods,  for more or less than $100, the  cost is proportionately the  same���equal to six per cent per  annum, and there are no extra  charges."  Drop in and see the Bank of  Montreal at Gibsons where  their Carrall and Hastings  Streets branch provides a local  service on Tuesday and Friday  of each week. If this is not  convenient, call in at Carrall  and Hastings branch the next  time you are in Vancouver or  drop them a line outlining your  problem in brief.  You will like their friendly,  helpful attitude and willingness  to discuss, in strict confidence,  your plans and financial requirements.  argraYe Speaks  To Roberts Creek  Association  ROBERTS CREEK ��� The first  annual meeting of the Roberts Creek Improvement Association was held in the Community Hall building April 18  at 8 p.m. While the gathering  was not large, much interest was  shown by those present.  Mr. D. Waller, president, was  in the chair, correspondence was  read from the water department  giving valuable information as  to further development of the  proposed water system. A letter was also read from the Gulf  Lines Limited regarding their  boats calling in at Roberts Creek  in the near future. The financial report was read and adopted, showing a good balance on  hand, for work done in the past  six months.  Attention was called to the  meeting from the parks board  asking for support both in donations and labor, it being their  wish to open the park to the  public this summer with swings  and a cooking stove, etc.  At this point Mr. H. Gargrave,  M.L.A. for this district, was asked to speak. Mr. Gargrave gave  an interesting talk of local interest on the water, roads and  light, and urged co-operation in  all matters for the benefit of  the coihmunity. /He���stated* we  can't expect much if we don't  go after it, and assured us he  would do his part to bring before the government anything  the Improvement Association  may wish as time goes on.  A clap of hands ahd thanks  for his kind remarks were given  at the close of the address.  Questions and answers followed  for a short time then officers  were chosen for the following  year and a brief outline of activities discussed. Meeting adjourned at about 10:30 p.m,  Sechelt to Learn  About Incorporation  SECHELT���Robert Burns, Gibsons Landing, will address  the Sechelt and District Improvement Association, May 2,  in Sechelt United School. Mr.  Burns will discuss advantages  of a village municipality for  Sechelt and district.  Gibsons' Newcomers  GIBSONS LANDING ��� Newcomers to the community are  Mr. and Mrs. Mel Usher from  Sudbury, Ontario. They have  purchased a home here, and  plan to build summer cabins on  their property. They recently  had as their guests Deanna  Durbin's aunt and uncle, who  came to Gibsons directly from  Los Angeles, after paying a visit  to Miss Durbin.  :v_Sil;  i^vhsit  VIH010IA  ulAOHd  t~r*"T ^  . 1 V 1 U Page Two  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Friday, May 2,  1947  tEke ���oast $fcuis  3 Lines  (15 Words)  for 35c     3 Insertions (same ad)  60c  iJxtra words, above 15-word min., 2c each. Cash with ordei.  Notices,  Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c insertion  LITTLE ADS - - - BIG RESULTS!  FOR SALE  SHIP BY Gulf Lines Express, to  or from Vancouver. Low rates.  :Fast service.    Careful handling.  Specify Gulf Lines Express,    tf  WE  BUY  AND  SELL���  i Rifles and shotguns bought  and sold also all kinds of used  goods, furniture, clothing, ��� tools,  etc. Square Deal Store, West-  view, B.C.  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  TWO LOTS on main highway.  One lot has a two-room cabin  on it.   Dolly Jonas, Selma Park.  39  FOR SALE  WELL   BUILT   two-wheel   car  trailer,   $25.00.     Dick   Kline,  Wakefield Inn, Sechelt. 29  FOR SALE  DIFFERENTIAL   chain - block,  lifts   1   ton.     Box   K,   Coast  News. 29  .FOR SALE  COUNTRY HOMES, ACREAGE  Pender Harbour  2-room house, 22% acres, $1,500.  Halfmoon Bay  2-r6oni * house, nfeaf waterfront,  $950.  Sechelt  4-room house,  fully furnished,  nice view, 14 acres, $3,000.  4-room house. 38 acres,  $2,000.  Modern Q-room house, 10 acres,  $5,000.  E. Pearson, Halfmoon Bay or  Consolidated Brokers Limited,  942 West Pender St., Vancouver.  39  . FOR SALE ~~  THIRTY rabbit hutches, 2 ft. x  2 ft. x 5 ft. and 2 ft. x 2 ft. x  4 ft. All wire, with nests and  galvanized pans and cement  feeding dishes. Complete, $5.00  each. R. H. Hammond, Gibsons  Landing. '38  FOR SALE  DUAL AXLE logging trailer;  all tires good; two bunks  .with blocks and truck mount;  hydraulic brakes and booster,  complete with air valve, $800.  Apply R. E. Spencer, Granthams  Landing. 37  FOR SALE  59 ACRES, $750, at Madeira  Park. Vancouver owner will  sell 59 acres for $750, only half  cash. Mrs. Mae Reid, Pender  Harbour. 38  FOR SALE  AT    SECHELT. ��� Chesterfield  with pillow arm, good condition.   Box F, Coast News.     38  FOR SALE ~~  WATERFRONTAGE  Pender Harbour  5-room house, 4 lots,  $7,500.  Halfmoon Bay  Waterfront lots, $450 and up.  West Sechelt.  /Large waterfront lots, $720.  Selmd Park  4-room house, good beach, $2500.  E. Pearson,  Halfmoon Bay,  or  Consolidated  Brokers   Limited,  942   West   Pender,   Vancouver.  -'������ 39  Use of X-Ray  in Cancer Cure  THE X-RAY is one of our  greatest weapons in the fight  against cancer. When applied  in. carefully controlled quantities, X-ray^'t\iWU^^''im!8^;' cases y  completely and safely destroy  abnormal, cancerous tissue.  In applying X-ray radiation  however,- the range between  safe but effective quantities and  harmful amounts requires careful control. Not only skillful  technicians to;give the treatment, but carefully designed and  accurately adjusted; equipment  are required. "^ ���;���"y ��� -; '���'���������^r ;:���  , When the British Columbia  Cancer Institute installed its  400,000-volt X-ray machine in  1945, the British Columbia Research Council, working in co-  ooeration with the manufacturer  of the equipment, was able to  ensure accurately calibrated and  uniform X-ray emission.  The council measured the intensity of the radiation throughout the area used for the treatment of patients, designed suitable wedge-shaped copper filters, and supervised , their in- ^  stallatiori. Finally the complete  machine was rechecked. For  continuing protection, the X-ray  CRICHTON  HAWKSHAW  Correspondent  MRS. GORDON Mounsey entertained three tables of "Crazy  Whist"   on   Monday,   April   21.  Everyone had an enjoyable time  and the prizewinners were Mrs.  Edith Fleming, first; Mrs. Elsie  Balderson,     consolation;     Mrs.  Edith  Fleming,  Mrs.  E.  John-  ��� son and Mrs. Nettie Hamilton,  table   prizes.     As   you'll   note,  Edith Fleming was big winner.  *    *    *  On Tuesday, Mrs. C. P.  Browning entertained at luncheon in honor of Gertie Lewis,  with 32 friends present. I believe how this all started was  that Gertie was told in her fortune that' she was going to have  twins. So Mrs. Browning ^e-  .cided to have a "baby shower"  for her. After a delicious  luncheon the guests had a merry  time playing games and having  contests. Mrs. Wm. A. Matheson and Mrs. George Deacon  were the prize winners. The  ladies all had a lot of fun and  I understand that the "shower"  gifts will he given by Gertie to  the Ladies' Aid bazaar which is  usually held in the fall.  '������*���*���*  On Tuesday evening Mrs. Geo.  Stewart entertained at three  tables of bridge. An enjoyable  evening was Had by those present, l^rs. Bob Mounsey taking  home the first prize and Mrs.  Benny Fitzpatrick the "booby."  Was Doreen's face red when she  found that she was the winner  of the "booby'* because after all  she did razz Jessie Dubberley  unmercifully. Mrs.Stewart was  a perfect hostess and her homemade salad dressing, salad and  buns, etc., beats all. How do I  know?   I was fortunate enough  to have some.  ..-,.'��� *   ���*'   *,  On Thursday evening the first  aid competition took place at  the�� Townsite, with two teams  entered from the Beach: The  team, composed of Sam Pickering (captain and coach), Johnny  MacDonald, Tom -Wills, Andy  Proudfoot 'and Chuck Wymer,  Won the second-place cup. The  other team 'was composed of  Ernie Alters (captain), .Bill  Lewis, Lance Maddess, Ivan  Rowed and. Mort Adamson. This  team also made a gr&iid showing  and desetyes honorable mention.  "Pat" Flanagan was the coach  of the second team- Gordon  Dubberley'has helped a great  diealih the instructing.  Joe Murdock, brother-in-law  to Pat "Bachelor" * Flanagan,  spent a few days visiting him.  I bet they had fun "baching."  That crib .feud between Bus  Vollands, partnered with Bob  Mounsey   against   Bob   Philip  SHOP by MAIL  from  Powell Stores Ltd.  .     Powell River, B.C.  ���M-__P-_M^*_-^^*-^^i^^^^^t**  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  equipment is recalibrated at  regular intervals.  To protect the operating staffs,  lead screening was provided.  Reduction of "stray X-rays in  the working area to a safe  level was guaranteed by measuring the X-ray intensity  periodically during the installation of the y lead. Dr. Young,  head of the council's division of  physics designed the sensitive  ionization chsimber%$ed fpr the  measurements:   *        f   ' '"?*   '"���*;*  Dr. Batho, also of the physics  division/ "is frequently f called  upon to design spbciai typ^s- of  "cones" to accurately direct the  rays to particular' parts of the  body while protectively shield-  jhg surrounding areas. New  types of "visual localizers" are  now being developed. These  should prove more convenient  than the cones for many applications.  and Tommy "Doc" Reyburn has  been put to  one  side  for ^the  summer months. They'll get out  ��� their shooting irons again in the  fall.  *    *    *  .That bird of precious bundle  fame has been at it again. He  brought little Elaine Anaka a  baby sister. She will be named  Sharon. This all liappened at  the Townsite on Saturday, April  19, at 7 a.m. So once again the  Minaty Bay suburb population  is on the increase."r r r ;i ;*  ��    *    *   .... _���-.-.  A grand new 1947 Oldsmobile,  hydromatic   g&ar.' shift, Is1 the  means   of   transportatioir^that  Sybil   Munro,   Harg;   Mbunsey,  Gertie Xiewis and Dorleji' Fitzpatrick are using for the next  month or'so to takb them bit a  tour   down   south.     Hbw   long  they'll be away depends on the  finances.   Whentheyhave1 gbnie^  through   half   of their   money/  they'll know "that is the time to  turn around.   They are heading  for the' Centennial at Salt Lake  City first.   So my dear readers,  be sure to get your copy of The  News every week, as I will- b��  able  to  tell  you  the  story  of  "Four Gals in an Olds."  -��� -..*���    *    *.���������  ' On Saturday evening the  Mount Sheer branch of the Legion held another "Bingo-Nite."  There was the best turnout yet.  Dick Johnson, Joe Dunbar,  Elof   Manson,   Lance   Maddess  and Jimmy Newberry helped to  give out the prizes of canned  fruit, canned vegetables, 15-lb.  turkeys, frozen fruit, cigarettes,  a percolator and coffee, jars of  jam, home knit" socks and wallets. ������'���' '��� Andy ;: Proudfoot^ and  Benny Fitzpatrick won turkeys,  the Jimmy Carters were big  winners with canned vegetables  and canned meats. Coffee, tea  and chocolate cake finished off  a grand night.    Cheerio.  Soft Lights  MEMBERS of the fair sex, particularly, will learn with interest that medical science  agrees with them that those soft  overhead lights which "do so  much" for the bedroom are  quite, sufficient, under normal  conditions, to provide adequate  lighting:  And what about reading in  bed���that "pin-up" lamp which  looks so intimate and pretty?  That's all right, too, say the*  authorities, as long as it gives  light which is adequate in  quantity as well as quality.  /Of course, normal posture,  when reading in bed, is most  important, and the best lighting won't be enough unless the  reader who is resting maintains  a correct position in bed or on  the couch. The .material being  read must be heid in such a way  as to have light sufficient for  eye comfort. //'//"  t;$��!L_j__��]  "-���_.�� . __ ...  " "  ** r-^j_{  > t ft  is no Problem  . r; ������;���-���> VV  Keeps fresh clean water before the Cattle  .v'>'";:-v%K:>!t;)i^'-|tm'i0.,v^ .when they want it.  PUMP water through your barn with the de-  pendafele BU^ PLTJVI^ ^Rurimng water has  become a necessity:'yon.^^^jnbcieria--. farm ywhere  time and labour are so valtfaiblel. The coiwehienc^  alone ..|^.;:WictH.>t^!��^ft.,'-^^'���-���i:''-'^^-':^.JS^^s^gl^ -;-^^-  For maitmmmn Fik5  tures and I^ittiiigs. '  Desig^ied fort style and  utility. Visit us for ^cpfe  plete information,  ; J "  . rT:t,\ft  '.;>'���'.>  FOR SALES AND SERVICE ON ALL  ��� ^'YOljd: i^ED&"CALL^y'^   ��� \  VETERA^  "      PHONE 9511  .-.'. Y ;���      If.      ���  F. Muir  ' /I  WESTVIEW/B. C.  Ed Devil.  :'���:���:���".'���?'"if  EMPIRE BRASS MFG. CO.. LIMITED  103a Homer Street, Vancouver, B.C.  346V  ��� }���:������.:.. Friday, May 2,   1947  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Page Three  u  Prompt Attention to Mail Ordersl"  it RESTMORE FURNITURE:   Beds,.Springs; Mattresses  ^ GENERAL ELECTRIC APPLIANCES:   Radios,  . Refrigerators and. Washing Machines  it FURNITURE:   Occasional fables,  Cedar Chests, Lamps, Etc.  WESTVIEW, B. C. ��� Phonte 230  For Better Health  HARLEY C. ANDERSON  NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN  OFFICE HOURS:   Hon., Wed., ajxd Frll. 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 Hospital)  Box 15, Gibsons landing. B.C.  DIET   ���   MASSAGE   ���   _B.HSCTBOTKE_stJ_.PY  ��� .��� i.-:,:.i.     and  Anatomical Adjustments  Waterfront Lots  All Reasonably Priced!  PORPOISE   BAY���Beautiful   waterfront   lots.    Good  ^���anchorage, from $160 up.  SECHELT TOWNSITE���Good business and residential  lots^-^easonable prices.  GIBSONS.   LANDING���Five   high   elevation   lots   for  residential and business.  Prices $350 up. \  GOWER POINT���3 lots���$400 each.   Gobd beach, over  1 acre each lot.  ��� \ &���  CALL  Gulf Coast Manager, Halfmoon Bay  'OR . ' &���*.-  ;  CONSOLIDATED BROKERS LTD.  942 West Pender Street,  Vancouver. B.C. PA. 3348  Say You Sew It In The "News"  *^ n Med, *&*~   J^w  toupoosw  H%.H  OF THE $6,000,000 appropriated  for maintenance of roads,  bridges, ferries and wharves,  more than $3,000,000 alone will  be spent on roads, it was announced by Hon. E. C. Carson,  minister of public works. The  next largest item will be approximately $1,000,000 on  bridges. The remainder is made  up as follows: $450,000 for snow  removal; $250,000 for machinery; $632,000 for contingencies;  $75,000 for supervision.  The minister stated that work  on maintenance was being started as quick as weather permitted so as to overcome the damage inflicted on the highways  during the past severe winter.  The maintenance work on  roads has been divided as follows: Alberpi district, $65,000;  Atlin district, $40,000; Burnaby  district, $35,000; Cariboo district, $190,000; Chilliwack district $65,000; Columbia district,  $90,000; Comox district, $120,000;  Cowichan - Newcastle district,  $70,000; Cranbrook district,  $70,000; Delta district, $60,000;  Dewdney district, $95,000; Es-  quimalt district, $80,000; Fernie  district, $80,000; Fort George  district, $110,000; Grand Forks-  Greenwood district, $100,000;  iKamloops district, $110,000;  Kaslo-Slocan _ district, $90,000;  Lillooet district, $105,000; Mackenzie district, $80,000; Nanai-  mo-The Islands District, $70,000;  Nelson-Creston district, $120,-  000; New Westminster district,  $10,0010; North Vancouver district, $25,000; North Okanagan  district, $95,000; Oak Bay district, $8,000; ��mineca district,  ��1,60,000; ^Peace Oliver district,  $120,000; Prince Rupert district,  $50,000; Revelstoke district,  $90,000; Rossland-Trail district,  $75,000;. Saanich district, $60,000;  Salmon Arm district, $75,000;  Similkameen' district, $85,000;  Skeena district, $120,000; South  Okanagan district, $90,000; Vancouver-Point Grey, $15,000; and  Yale district, $120,000.  SECRET COVE  By   INNES   WILLISON  MR. AND Mrs. Rolf Dowling of  Vancouver spent a few days  visiting   at   the   home   of   Bill  Craighead.  * *    *  '.>:Mr. and Mrs, Eric Willison  spent the week-end at the home  of Milt Brown, Gibsons Landing,  to help celebrate Mrs. Brown's  birthday.  * * *  Mr. and Mrs. Ivor B. Jergenson returned from San Francisco, Calif., where they have  been attending the funeral of  Mrs.   Jergenson's   brother.  * *   *  Mr.  Fred  Thomeson, has  returned   after   spending ..a   few'  days   at   St.   Mary's   Hospital,  Garden Bay.  * *    *  Miss Phylis Austring of San  Francisco, Calif., is visiting at  the home of Ivor B. Jergenson.  Miss Austring is Mrs. Jergen-  son's niece.  * *    *  Miss Ida Jergenson has. left  for a few days' holiday at Vancouver and New Westminster.  *.���'**.*.'  Oliver   Hansen   has   left  for  Vancouver on business.  * *    *    *  Mr. J. Gragson has left for  Vancouver where he will go to  the General Hospital for treatment.  "ARE  YOU  COVERED?  see  P. G. McPherson  At Gibsons  FOR ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE  AND REAL ESTATE  >*  Bank or-Montreal  GIBSONS LANDING. B.C.  Sub-agency to  Carrall and Hastings  Sts.  Branch, Vancouver, B.C.  TO MIlllOH OUtADtm  mm  Bank at' Gibsons and have the benefit of both a  //town// account and full services brought to the  door."  V  Tuesday���10:45 a.m.���2:30 p.m.  Friday���10:45 a.m.���2:30 p.m.  Ask for our booklet^ "Your Bank and How You May  Use It" and "Service of the Bank of Montreal".  BORROWING CAN BE  GOOD BUSINESS ...  Do you need Money  for Taxes?  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"JERVIS  EXPRESS"���carrying   Passengers,  Express, General and Refrigerated Cargo  LEAVES PENDER HARBOUR FOR VANCOUVER:  Each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at- 10:30 a.m.  Arriving at Vancouver 2:00 p.m.  LEAVES VANCOUVER FOR PENDER HARBOUR:  Each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10 a.m.  Arriving at Pender Harbour 1:30 p.m.  Then Proceeding to all Jervis Inlet Points  SHIPPERS NOTE:   General and Refrigerated Cargo  accepted up to 9:00 a.m.  each sailing day  at Vancouver.  Marine Express Lines Ltd.  Ferry Wharf, ft. Columbia  * Vancouver, B. C.  MArine 5659  (Subject to Change Without Notice) Page Four.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, May 2,   1947  The  ASK, AND IT shall be given you; seek, and  ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened  lintp.you: For every one that asketh receiveth;  and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that  knocketh it shall be opened.  Enter ye in at the strait gate; for 'wide is the  gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to  destruction, and many there be which go in  thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow  is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few-  there be that find it.���St. Matt., 7:7,8,13,14.  r  Poefs Corner  OLD SAILOR  I, who have roamed the world o'er  And sailed the seven seasy  Am dig gin' holes for lily bulbs  And makin' stakes for peas;  My thoughts a million miles away,  And in my palsied hand,        ,  The line that leads me from the sea.  To tie me to the land.  I, who have sailed to foreign shores  In search of gay romance,  Who stood beneath Hawaiian skies  And watched the hula-dance,  Who still can feel the poignant thrill  Of memories like these,  Am diggin' holes for lily bulbs  And makin' stakes for peas.  'ARRY 'OBBS,  PfiNDER HARBOUR  Is Beauty Necessary ?  WE <ARE  INTRIGUED  by  the  press  reports  which describe the principal witness in Vancouver's police murder case as "beautiful."  The women in the news always seem to be  "beautiful," or at least, pretty.  When a woman gets lost in the mountains,  shoots her husband, gets mixed up in a scandal, decorates a race horse, christens a ship, gets  murdered, bites a dog or is attacked, she is  always "beautiful" or "pretty" or at the very  worst, "attractive."        y  Perhaps the reporters have the facility to  look deeper than"the Surface*.  Nothing ever seems to happen to the plain  girls at all.  Some newspapers have the gall to label some  notorious woman "beautiful" in their stories  and headlines, and then print a photograph that  shows she has a face like a poorly poached egg.  And if our modern scribes thus deceive us,  what, are we to believe bf those of history?  What about Helen of Troy? Did sjie really have  a face that launched a thousand ships, or a face  that would stop a thousand clocks? Were Cleopatra, Sappho, Borgia and duBarry really  beautiful? ���  Princesses, of course, are always "exquisite,"  but that is an excusable generality.  What puzzles us is why this urge exists, on  the part of our big-time reporters and keepers  of records to translate life into a sort of fairy  tale wherein all women are lovely.  The only answer we can find at the moment  is that everybody, including newspapers, is  trying to escape from a world of reality into  one of illusion. All women SHOULD be beautiful; all men SHOULD be brave; all life  SHOULD be one long dream of peace ahd  ecstasy.   But that isn't the case.  A lot of our troubles arise from the human  longing for the world-as-it-should-be and our  During Glasgow's foggiest day this winter,  twenty tons of soot fell on the city.  ��ke Coast Mews  Publirhed Every Friday  by  The Coast News Limited  Registered office���Powell River, B.C.  Business  Office���Halfmoon Bay,  B.C.  Entered at the Post Office at Halfmoon Bay  as- authorized second-class mail.  r A.   H.   Alsgard���President  ���     E.W.Parr Pearson���Sec.-Txeas.  A FREE PRESS IS THE PRIVILEGE  OF A FREE COUNTRY  i by  w   ZENO  Cranberry Lake, B.C.,  April 27, 1947  Dr. Carrothers,  Chairman, Public Utility Commission,  Victoria, B.C.  Dear Doc:���  And how are all the little kilowatts? Thriving, I trust. I see by the paper, the estimable  Vancouver Sun of the 18th inst., that "Students  Protest U.B.C. Power Rates," and "Hut Residents Pay Too Much." The headings themselves  are not uncommon or too startling. Someone  is always |>ayjuig too much for something (I  have just paid/my Income Tax, &nd someone*  else is always protesting.) But, looking deeper  into the news item, what do we see? We see,  he said, answering with some rapidity, that  they are paying 2.5 cents a kilowatt hour,  whereas some other residents of the area pay as  low as % cents. It's a dirty shame, that's what  it is.   Discrimination, old boy.  Now, everything, like my old aunt, is purely  relative. Are they complaining because they  are paying too much, or because someone else  is paying less? A nice point, you'll agree. Some  people, funny in the head on my count, are  quite happy paying too much as long as everyone else is paying too much too. Me, I don't  care what you pay as long as my bill is reasonable; that is, I don't mind you paying less than  me. Not much, anyway. I do object, though,  when the amount that I pay is out of all reason,  and the distributor, ostensibly a part of our  democratic government and .way of life and all  that, makes a handsome profit in which I don't  share.   So would you.  Now, I just figured out my bill for last month.  We have a sliding scale which I've never been  able to remember, but my bill for an average-  size house is an out-size bill,'averaging over  five cents per KWH. I don't own any power-  saws or run a pulp-mill. J!jfow my argument  is this: if -you people have^d^ided that govern-  ment should Step"into the pWer picture, and  set and limit rates, even to the extent of giving  Vancouver and Victoria a month's free light  once in a while, then why do you ignore us?  I pause for a reply. ^V  Incidentally, a lot more people would use a  lot more powerat a^rcitsonable rate. It seems  to me that governments are apt to forget that  they are in office to serve the public, and that  raising money from one group to save money  for another is not quite cricket.  I'll settle for the two and ahalf cents.  Yours,  ;."'.������*'���.;     ���      ZENO.  By SUE ELLA  MRS. Beestpn has returned to  Vancouver after spending the  past    two    months    with    her  daughter, Mrs. Roy Dusenbury.  * *    *  Mr. Jim Davidson had visiting  him for a few dajKs Mr. Davidson, Sr.  * ���'*    *���������   .  '  Miss Dolly Edwardson is well  enough to be. up and around  again after six weeks* .rest in  bed. '..,-���  * *     *      ,'..������'_:'',  Mr. Mort Douglas left-Wednesday for a trip to KaftilObps.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs.: Dick Cook are  away on their boat.  .'   ,.* .': vy. * y .v :���//������"  Miss SimmohsjfentertainedTat  the tea; hour M0riclay in compliment to her house guest,; Mrs.'  Kathleen   Ellis   Breeze  who   is  visiting with her.  * ���*��� ��� '*  Capt. John Kent had visiting  with him Mr. Danny McLure* of  Vancouver, B.C.  ..*..*,.*���  Mrs. Thomas Levesque of  Britain River has been staying  at Garden Bay Lodge for a few  days.  * *    *  Mrs. Bill Blaub has returned  home to Britain River after,  visiting in Vancouver.  * y*;": ''*',��� ."'������'  Mrs. W. J. Potts has returned  home  from  a  week's   visit   in  Vancouver.  ;*.y..*'��� . ���'���.���",���'������..'.���'.',..  Mrs. W. P: Falconer returned  yto Irvine's Landing after completing a business trip to Vancouver.  ���.'������'���'      .'..*��� y.y*/...-.-* .     '/z.  Miss Flossie %ray is on the  staff   of   the   Pender   Harbour  Lodge, formerly "Pearson" but  now operated by Mr. and Mrs.  ,;Gec��rge-HuSton^, ���:,.    :-->K<*$j$^y.  :]Z ',i.-:ry- '������ *'���'���' *���'   ��� ��������� .;('?; ".������':  The whist drive and social  evening- sponsored by the  .Women's Auxiliary to they Canadian Legion was successful despite the windstorm.   After an  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  - ". *    ^  A Complete  Hairdressing  Service  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  The units of weight in India  are' the,'.seer (roughly two  pounds) * and the maund ~ (40  seers to the maund)..  K  S  We Have a Good  Selection of  Supersilk  Hosiery  Leckie's Work  Boots  and Scampers  Standard Oil Products  Bus Stop  HALFMOON  BAY  enjoyable evening of cards refreshments were served. A  short .business meeting was held  at .which delegates were appointed to attend the meetings.  of the May Day committee.  Other Opinions  Keep the Japanese Scattered  AT THE present time the Japanese in British  Columbia constitute no threat at.all to the  economic life of the province.   There are only  6,750 of them here now. As to their being a  .^ menace to us from a defence standpoint that  '���?���":��� is plain jhonsense now with Imperial Japan in  the dust; and securely: under McArthur's hand.  As Ipng; as they stay scattered across Canada  they will be good citizens.  Why should they conie back to British Columbia? For one thing they hate the cold of  eastern Canada and love the seaj but, if no  inducements are held out to them to return  they probably will not. ^Therefore anyone, no  matter what the motive, who encourages them  to come back, will do those of us who live  here as well as the Japanese;themselves a grave  disservice.���Courtenay-Comox Argus.  FOR SALE  2 Light Transmissions  2 Heavy Transmissions  12-voIt Generator���$35  A complete line of : ..  V--BELTS aiid PULLEYS  Wejkce Pender Harbour's Agents for  The little woman had worried the grocer  over trifles at the busiest time of the day, and  at last he had managed to satisfy her.  "Do you know,.Mr. Peek/' said the woman,  "when I came into your store I had a' dreadful  headache.   I've quite lost it how."  "It isn't lost," said the distracted grocer, "I  have it."  *        *    . ��� *'    ;  There is some agiiatiori to widen the grounds  for divorce in Canada.  Wonder Plastic Paint fori Floors and Linoleums  . .. :j: ���-  aa.  I  y  G+J>  GAEDEN BAY  \1  \\  ���_  A Friday, May 2,  1947.  _THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay. B. C.  Page Five  If  you   wanted   your  car  fixed you would not take  ' it to a dressmaker,.  ,    So it goes���  To each his own. .-  We are equipped to serve  you with Fresh, Cured  Meats, Fish and Poultry,  and a full line of Cooked  Meats.  Make Kennett's the Clearing House for your Livestock, Live Poultry, Dairy  Produce.  EL KENNETT  BUTCHER       ,.  Next to Bank of Montreal  Gibsons  Landing  Electric and Batteries  Mantle Models  Now Available  Wilson Creek  Garage Ltd._  WILSON CREEK  FOLLOWING expenditure by  Pioneer Gold of B.C. to  amount of $262,965 by end of  1946, Vananda Mining Co. Ltd.  is responding satisfactorily to  development, it is indicated in  the report released last week. A  gold-copper mine of substantial  tonnage is in the Course of development, judging from detailed assays showing diamond  drill results 100 feet below the  480-foot or bottom level. The  west orebody* has been traced  ^from the 180L level to 100 feet  'below the 480 level, a vertical  distance of 400 feet.  Gold values in gold and copper show in, core widths 100 feet  below 480 level at intervals embracing a lateral extent of 400  rfeet. Twelve core lengths ranged from 1.1 feet to 39 feet long.  Gold values ranged from 0.10  ounce to 0.64 ounce. Copper  values ranged from 1.6 per cent  to 4.6 per cent.   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These indicate a cross-sectional  area of 30 by 50 feet tapering to  the south, but the south end is  still open.  The directors' report, signed ���  by H. T. James, president, and  R. Thompson, secretary-treasurer, says that since the end of  1946 prospects have improved  greatly. The various ore bodies  are now being opened up and  directors are confident this work  will confirm diamond drill results and that a substantial tonnage of profitable ore will be  developed. To date Pioneer had  advanced $262,965 to Vananda.  MARSHALL  BROS.  PLUMBING   and  HEATING  Servicing West Howe Sound  and  Sechelt Peninsula  GIBSONS  LANDING  By Margaret Fenning  HURTS KNEE  Vic Kline has been in the  hospital this week with a cut  knee.  LEVEL SCHOOL GROUNDS  The quarry trucks have been  hauling   gravel   on  the   school  grounds to level it off.  DANCE  There is going to be a dance,  May 3, in the Van Anda Community Hall, with music by a  Powell River orchestra.  Sunning the Baby  WHEN a baby is being given  sunbaths or placed out in the  sun, health authorities urge  mothers to ensure that the eyes  are protected.  An infant should be shielded  from direct rays of the sun, they  point out, until able to move  about easily. The baby should  be placed with the feet pointing  away from the sun, so that eyebrows and upper lids screen the  eyes. It is also a good idea to  line the hood of a baby carriage  with some dull, preferably dark,  material as extra protection.  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Friday, May 2,   1947  RADIO REPAIRS  and SERVICE  W.  G. Fortt  c/o Wilson Creek Garage  Limited  WILSON CREEK  MORE TIME TO  Yard 'Em In  at  WAKEFIELD  Open at 10:30 a.m.  *  No Lunches to carry.  Cookhouse  at  Trackside.  -  ERIC INCUS  GENERAL  TRUCKING  and FUEL  Gibson's Landing  MURDOCK  Marine Supply  ��� Groceries  ��� Fresh Meats and  Vegetables  ��� Hardware   .  ��� Shell Oil  ��� Fish Camp  Pender Harbour  Wm. McFADDEN  Optometrist  510   West   Hastings  Street  VANCOUVER  at Gibson's Landing  EACH  Friday and Saturday  Eyes Examined and Glasses  Fitted  HARRY'S SHOE  RENEW  Complete Shoe Rebuilding  ���  Scissors and Knives  Sharpened7  *  H. REITER  Madeira Park  By C. Frank Steele  In "Forest and Outdoors"  j  THOSE many green islands  studding the Gulf of Georgia  between Vancouver and Victoria  have a peculiar charm for prairie  folk. They have a great lure,  for vacationists and "The Coast"  is our playground, you know.  We interior people flock.there  in thousands and this is only the  beginning for we too love the  sea with its ships, its sailormen;  its bracing winds. If they are  not the Trade Winds we fancy  they are and it all adds to the  glamour of our trips.  Now all this is not that we  love our prairie home less, this  sheer delight we have in the  < spread of valley, forest, waterfront and sea. It is just that we  relish a complete change and  so we "Follow the Birds to B.C."  Of all the Gulf Islands I have  a Shangri-la I call my Island of  Dreams. Salt Spring is just that  as it nestles green and fresh  and quiet in the embracing arms  of the sea. There it is, inviting  all to come and enjoy the fuller  life it has to offer. As my  daughter, whovspends her summers there in a picturesque old  home on Cranberry Road, says,  it is "out of this world!" It is  out of this world of worry and  bustle, contention and selfish  striving. On Salt Spring one  finds a peace that is healing and  new beauties at every turn of  its roads and bridle paths. Its  sunsets one can never forget as  the sun in a burnished sky dips  into the sea then vanishes in a  halo of glory. And then the  cool night comes on.  The boat trip from Vancouver  to my Island of Dreams is  always pleasant no matter the  mood of the weatherman.  Aboard you will find interesting  people", good food and ample  sheltered spots from which to  view the every changing scene.  Always, too, there is a fluttering  and noisy escort of gulls. They.:  seem to revel in the sport of���'���  diving down to pick up bits of  .food or scraps they may spot in  the foamy waves. There is real  competition in that race for  food. They seem never to tire  in pursuit and follow the ship  right into Ganges becoming almost part of the ship's company.  Ganges Harbour is like something out of a Robert Louis  Stevenson novel. There is a  saltiness about it, a smell of oil  and ropes and boats and a wharf  that fills up with people at an  amazing pace.   It is empty save  .  Ilr. .Leo Friesen  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  for a few drowsy loafers enjoying the sun one minute, it is;  stirring with life the next. And  beyond the. pleasant town one  sees forests of Douglas fir, green  and quiet with alluring payed  roads stretching, to important  spots on the seventyf. square  miles that make up the island,  the largest of the Gulf group.  There are; still great trees on  the island, trees hoary with age.  It was fascinating to a prairie  man, the dramatic moments  when these straight, towering  firs crash to the earth with a  force that shakes the ground  under you, followed by a, stillness not unmixed by sadness.  The air is soft out there, the  tempo of life is easy, the folk  kind and neighborly. There are  fish aplenty in the \akes, thrills  on the miles of beaches, and  pleasant trails threading their  way through deep foliage. One  never seems to get a fill pf the  wild fruit along these trails.  There is a strange stillness at  night on Salt Spring Island.  And how dark the darkness is  to an Albertan accustomed to  the open.plains with their sweep  of moonlight. The "eyes of the  wilderness" seem to be peering  ait you out of the tangle of trees  and underbrush yet all the  while you know that the meanest thing on the island, perhaps  is the.small, timid deer.  The days pass all too quickly  on this lovely isle. One realizes  that the departure time is hearing yet somewhere back of one's  mind is the pull to remain, remain indefinitely,; in this happy,  simple, natural world "ifar from  the madding throng." One is  tempted even to look around *  for an "island to buy" as a friend  of mine did, an island close as  possible to Salt Spring and  friendly Ganges Harbour, which  I was told is older than Vancouver itself, and where the ,  famous ship "Hood" once dropped anchor.  But leave one must. Again  the wharf and the Mouat Bros,  warehouse are stirring with  life: The hoarse call of the  "Princess Mary" starts folk  hurrying to the gangplank.  Slowly the boat pulls away  from the wharf, there is much  waving of hands and handkerchiefs, to some there is a sense  of loneliness as. one leaves the >  rail.    Then  you  look   up  and  there like old friends are the  white, gulls flying bound with  you for the city and the world  of reality. ,        ..���.-.-.'  $239,0011  ANNUAL report of Ford Motor  Company of Canada, Limited  shows that 85,707 automotive  and tractor units were sold in  1946. This compares with unit  sales of 48,441 in 1945, and with  average annual sales of 68,124  units for the five pre-war years  1935-39 inclusive.  Sales for 1946 totalled $101,-  669,764,  or 69.9 per cent more"  than for 1929, the highest prewar year. Included in this total  are sales of spare parts amount  ing to $19,492,188, more than  four times, the comparable figure for 1939 and substantially  greater than/the figure for any  pre-war year.  . Of the number of automotive  units sold in 1946* 46 per. cent  were for the domestic market,  41 per cent for regular export  markets, and 13 per cent were  sold to governmerit,r agencies.  OCCUPIED BY ENEMY  In spite of high sales volume,  the company's net loss in 1946  was $239,448, which compares  with profit of $1,681,285 in 1945.  The operating: loss for 1946 was  $2,322,830; However, this loss  was largely offset by dividends  received from subsidiary companies.      ...        ..v..;  Australian. subsidiaries of  Ford of Canada are now preparing to manufacture additional chassis components, requiring a further investment of  $2,400,0.00. F6r4 Mqto^Company  of   Malaya, i Limited,  Sparks falling on flammable  wooden roofs stand third among  the principal causes of home  fires.  Jack's Taxi and Transfer  OFFICE NOW NEXT TO SELMA PARK STORE  For Prompt Service  Phone Jack's Taxi  Through Sechelt Exchange  ��� ���    J&fUt?^t   *- *������.. V.f/ ,f.<s>,'.��,��> ��� .'\ ���&���,  FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT  INDIAN  FIRE PUMP  and       yL  SMTH FLAME-GUN  FOR   DESCRIPTIVE PAMPHLET GIVING  FULL INFORMATION AND PRICE. WRITE    >.  -...-.       .   .  .   ���:������    .���   ., ifcfli.u.-   ���'.,    -.-���������/������ ���"���-������'.���  B.C. Distribute* ; )���*���-���  GULF LINES LTD.  i    ari.3 iu.?z.G3 ?&ina -is.-itOtv 2 li  ��� \ !���  Schedule of operations between VANCOUVER and FENDER HARBOUR  Colling at Sechelt end Halfmoon Boy  ROUTE No. 2  V '.j-.  I  it  NORTHBOUND  Lv. Vancouver  .  Ar. Sechelt _______..  Ar. Halfmoon  ...  Ar. Pender* ......  Monday  No  Northbound  Trip  Tuesday.  9:30 a.m.  11:45 a.m.  12:30 p.m.  1:30 p^n.  Wednesday  9:30 a.m.  11:45 a.m.  12:30 p.m.  1:30 p.m.  Thursday,  Trip No.1  9:30 a.m.  11:45 a,m.  12:30 p.m.  1:30 p.m.  Thursday  Trij> Np.,2  6:15 p.m.  8:30  9:15  p.m��  p.m.  10:15 pirn.  Friday  5:00 p.m.  7:15 p.m.  8:00 p.m.  9:00-pan.  Saturday  1:00 p.m.  3:15 p.m.  4:00 pjn.  5:00p.m."  Sunday  trip No. 1  11:00 a.m.  1:15 pan.  2:00 pjn.  3:00 p.m.  Sunday    ���  Trip No. 2 ��  8:00 pjHi. Jt  '���-Flag;- |  10:45 p.m. y.  ���NOTE���Pender Harbour Calls will be made at Irvine's Lndg,, Garden Bay, Madiera Park  NOTE���Saturday, 5:30 p.m., is Departure Time from Irvines Landing, Pender Harbour  1  SOUTHBOUND  Lv. Pender  Lv. Halfmoon  Lv. Sechelt   Ar. Vancouver  Monday  5:30 a.xn.  6:15 a.m.  8:30 a.m.  Tuesday  '���. ��� '. .'���.?  1:30 p.m.  3:00 p.m.  3:45 p.m.  6:00 pan.  Wednesday  1:30 p.m.  3:00 p.m.  3:45 p.m.  6:00 p.m.>  Thursday  1:30 pan.  3:00 p.m.  3:45 p.m.  6:00 p*m.  Friday  7:00 a.m.  8:15 a.m.  9:00 a.m.  11:15 a*m.  Saturday  fyl�� No. 1  8.00 a.m.  9.00 a.m.  9.45 a.m.  12:00 noon  Saturday  Trip No. 2  5:30 p.m.  Direct to  Vancouver  yy8t45;p.ni.  Sunday  i  3:00 p.m. $!  4:30 pan. H  5:15 p.m. ���(  7:30 p.m. fl  OP  For information please call MA. 4655 or MA. 7039  Ferry Wharf, ft. Columbia St, Vancouver/ BJC.  Route No. 2 Schedule effective May 1, 1947, Operating $.*  D.S.TV  until  furthe? notice.  ���si  �����;!  I Friday, May 2,   1947
THE COAST NEWS. Halfmoon Bay, B. C.
.Page Seven
TOMATO JUICE:   20-oz. tin  __._  12c
CUT GREEN BEANS:  20-oz  tin  15c
FLOUR:   5-Roses.   49-lb. sack —__- $1.85
TEA BAGS:  Malkins Best.  30s.  _______________________ 39c
CANNED PUMPKIN:   28-oz. tin ..___   12c
SALMON:   Keta.   Is, tall.  27c
PEAS AND CARROTS:   20-oz. tin _.  15c
OATS:   Quaker.   Large _~~ . 23c
SARDINES:   Ring Oscar.    -j-l.... 25c
PEANUT BUTTER:   16-Qz.  ____—-__- 44c
GRAPEFRUIT JUICE:   48-oz.  28c
Hardware, Drygoods and Fresh Meat
Sechelt Service Store
Shop at the
Union Store
for Gifts of all kinds!
Steamship Store
For All the News .'.; Bead The "News"
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Saturday    2:00 pan. *4:30 p.m.
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Information and Tickets
Union Pier, Fooi of Carrall Street—PA. 3411
City Ticket Ofiicel 793 ^rai^me-^Ai  543&
niwimumni ii„iMiiniiiiii|iiiiii  urn iiinii
MRS.   J.   MOWATT   left   this
week for a visit to Seattle.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. J*. McGuinness
are spending a holiday in Vancouver and Bellingham, visiting
friends, and relatives in both
cities. During their absence
"Hilltop" is being occupied by
the Rev. and Mrs. C. H. Gibb of
Gibsons Landing;
* *    *
We are pleased to welcome to
Selma Mrs. Forbes D. Kydd of
Vancouver. 'Mrs. Kydd, who
will be joined later by Mr. Kydd,
will be Operating "Bay View"
this season, having purchased
it from Mr. J. McGuiniiess.
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Thomas
spent  a  few  days  in  Victoria
last week. •
* *    *
Did you know that there is a
building boom in Selma Park?
Saws, and hammers are flying in
all directions, but a shortage of
nails is still prevalent.
* *    *
Many residents of Selma Park
attended the splendid  Pro-Rec
show held at Sechelt.
. *    *    *
Mr. Harold Temple, builder
and carpenter/ has started the
erection of his new home here.
Mrs." Temple was here last'
week-end, returning to Vancou-,
ver on Sunday..
* *    *
A very enjoyable military
whist drive was held April 24
in the Totem Pole Inn,  which,
MR.   AND   Mrs.   W.   Arsenault
with baby Morris have returned to North Battleford, Sask.
/•-•-;/"-■--_  '■ " * ". * •'■*."'*; ■.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs.. Harry
Olmstead aboard their boat, the
Almaco, for a week-end cruise
to Lasqueti Island, were Mr. and
Mrs. J. King and Mrs. F. Kolterman.
* *    *
A meeting of the Halfmoon
Bay Water Board was held
April 25, in the McKenzie and
Flavelle Company; house. Two
f members of the Redroofs Water
Board attending the meeting
were Mr. T. Campbell and Mr.
J. Bennett, both of Vancouver.
* *    *
Visiting around the Bay last
week were Mr. G. Flavelle,
visiting at the camp, and Mr.
and Mrs. C.   Lunn at Redroofs.
Visiting Mr: and Mrs. B. Sand
for a few days this week were
Mr. R. Christie and Mr. Ev.
Clifford. Mr. Christie is superintendent and Mr. Clifford manager of Forsts Limited, Vancouver.
Mrs. S. Cassidy and children
are visiting in Vancouver for
the week at the home of Mrs.
Cassidy's mother.
* *    *
Mr. and Mrs. C. Moorhouse of
Narrows Arm were week-end
visitors   of   Mr.   and   Mrs.   ,R.
■ **■•■*.
Visiting   Mr.    and   Mrs.    C.
vSchaldombse\'  is    tfce    latter's
mothet, 2tfrs: Rouse* of Vancou-
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Travelling by air is becoming increasingly more popular
with the residents of Sechelt
peninsula. R. S. Walker is the
latest one to use air airplane for
travellihg. On Sunday, April
27, he flew from the Bay to
Furry Creek near Britannia
Beach to operate a tractor for
the Northern Construction. Co.
had been kindly loaned for the
occasion by the new owner Mrs.
Rouse. Prizes for the winners
were also donated as all the
proceeds were for the new Community Hall. Over $35 was
raised by this effort. The winner of the, drawing was Mrs. F.
D. Rice, and the winning high
table were Mr. and Mrs. F.
Wheeler, Mrs. M. Duval and Mr.
W. Cramer. Low table winners:
Mrs. Greenough, Mr. S. McKay,
Mr. H. Bachelor and Mr. G.
Kynoch. '
Santos-Dumont, a Brazilian,
won 100,000 francs in 1901 by
encircling the Eiffel Tower in
a steerable balloon.
A very successful dance was
held by the Stillwater Ladies'
Club on Saturday, April 17, 1947.
Friends of Mrs. E. Forrest,
will be pleased to know that
she is rapidly improving after
a few days illness.
The organization of softball
teams, including both men and
women, are under way. On
Friday evening there was a very
good turnout for practice.
Beatty Appliances
making for better
Enjoy the Comforts of a
Pressure Water
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.
PRICED AT T&l 35.00
Inquiries Invited
Roll Roofing
Building Papers
Insulation   Materials
of all types.
Sash and Doors
• Hardware
• Gyproc, Masonite
• Asphalt Floor Tiles
• Brick-type Siding
• Cedar Plywood
Corrugated Wall Board
4x8 sheets.   Each 1
20-pcs. 32"x$6", crated.   Per crate $10.
Lumber ami Supplies Ltd.
5842 Fraser Ave., Vancouver, B.C.
Phone FReser 1437 Page Eight  THE COAST NEWS. Halfmoon Bay. B. C.  Friday, May 2,  1947  in  Shopping  Around   Gibsons  By l. Mcpherson  I  VERY   much  doubt   if   it   is  good   policy,   from   we   gals'  point of view, to start o.ff this  week with a shopping tip for  the men.   You know what men,  and boats  and fish  add up  to  ... a big dent in the bankroll,  no less.   However the new engines on display at the Sea Bus  Lines   office   rate   top   billing,  with    the    ever-so-streamlined  outboard that weighs 18 pounds  and costs less than $100, as well  as the trim inboards of Wz  to  1% h.p.   And have you noticed  that this display window is the  first to go modern, and become  a     lighted     show-window    at  night?    A very good idea, I'd  say, and if you other merchants  follow suit, it wiU cost you about  a buck  a  month,  using  a 40-  watt bulb, and be an attractive  addition to our main street.  Well, if the bank account has  not gone overboard on one of the  above-mentioned engines, or  before it does, indulge in- a few  new dishes. . . . either a set,  some smart glasses, a few odd  colorful bits, to make the meal  time and dish pan just a bit  different for a brief change.  Lovely, but practical, bone  china, and English cups and saucers are on sale at the gift shop  with the turnstile. Not too expensive. Also, quite a few used  library books are going five for  the dollar, would do for holiday  and beach reading. #��  The hardware-general merchant whom we are all concerned about, and hope to see up  and around again soon, has some  3 V2-ounce cbcktail glasses in.  These are the squat well-balanced ones nifty for icy tomato,  juice or the tangy shrimp cocktail.  They are thin glass, nicely  etched in a leaf design, and sell  for only 15 cents each, and as  these have not been around for  ages you'll have to hurry to get  your half dozen.  Cross the street . . . and more  dishes. English china again,  and some.vases in pottery, all  shapes, sizes, and gay enough  without the bouquet.  If you are all out for something super-super in china cups  "n saucers, there are simply  divine ones upstairs at the store  that has the upstairs. They are  fit for the Special Occasion with  a capital "S." On the way upstairs, the Congoleum rugs you  see are not a hallucination. Real  enough, and with neat patterns  By   PEARL   PUNNETT  THE CHANGE to daylight saving time hasn't caused much  confusion���so far.    There were  some  who forgot to put their  clocks on however.  *'    *    *  It was announced this Sunday  that, starting May 4, the church  service will be. held at 11 a.m.  Mr. Bernard Knipe will be in  charge of services for the summer.  *    *    *  Mr.   and   Mrs.   Tom   Giffordy  came to the Island this week to  open their summer camp for the  season. y  * *    *    #  Mrs. E. Whitehead and Alan  have been staying at Bowen for  the past week.  0       ���; ��� ' : y  Mr. and Mrs. P. Dorman celebrated their wedding anniver-:  sary on Saturday. Congratulations.  :    *���     .*.    .. *-' .. .....v.-.;--.  Mrs. E. Zelski is spending a  few weeks' vacation at Bowen.  Mrs. D. Gow and Alec returned on Saturday after spending  a week in Vancouver.  *    *    *  Last week saw the final meeting of the Badminton Club till  next winter. Now that we have  an extra hour in the evenings  those softball teams will soon  be organized.  ��� i'. ,  too, as well as some lino by the  yard.   .        .'      .        "  The druggist has added a line  of the better quality costume  jewelry to his stock. Lapel  pins, . necklets, and sterling  charm bracelets ... Mexican,  with little gadgets- that really  work. For those nien. who pre-;  fer the electric tazor^ several of-y  the well known makes are in.  Incidentally, this drug store is  being remodelled on departmental lines, and self-serve will  be used as much as possible.  Our dime store is featuring  some clever souvenirs. ��� Little  sea-shell gals, birds, and do-  dads. Watch for children's  wear here, occasional travellers  samples are good buys.  Have not mentioned the groceries for these pretty dishes  . . . will do a check-up on this  next week.  A lot of people care- more  about who writes their songs  than their laws.  You can earn bread by the  sweat of your brow, but it takes  brains to get the cake.  Use This  SUBSCRhT ION FORM  Now!  We need your support as a subscribier 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. '  ��ljr fflnasf Kwu*     !  1 Name    __��� .  Mail  Address  1  Year ��� $2.50  !   Mail to THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay  !  I or direct to WESTVIEW,  B. C.      '  ' .'!  j      ��� , ..   ' 1  "���������llt*MIIHIIICtllO��lllll��IIIMIMIIII��MItltt*lfltfttMII.MIIMD��IIIM(IOI��lfl��IIMIII.tl��ill��tntlll��l��l||||tfl,*  THE UNEMPLOYMENT insurance commission announced  the appointment of Neil R. Mac-  Lean as chief unemployment insurance auditor, effective April  1, 1947.  Since 1935 until his appointment with the commission, Mr.  MacLean has been associated  with the offiqe of the auditor-  general of Canada, and since  1&46 has served as accounting  instructor in connection with  the public administration course  given -at Carleton college, Ottawa.  Son of Mrs. J. W: MacLean,  Manilla, Ont., and the. late Rev.  J. N. MacLean, the newr chief  auditor was educated at Winnipeg schools, obtaining in 1929 a  degree of bachelor of arts,  specializing in mathematics and  actuarial ' subjects, from the  University of Manitoba, and in  1934 his chartered accountant  degree from the Manitoba Institute of Chartered Accountants.  ON THE ROAD TO PORPOISE BAY  IN PRICE NOR LOCATION  These are the choice lots in the Union Steamship  Subdivision at Sechelt.  Only a few * minutes' walk to stores, post, office*  V "~)bius liue and wharf.  Don't delay in making your choice.  ....   .Call ._���  -u. ������. ;   ���'    -  E. PARR PEA1RSON  Gulf Coast Manager, Halfmoon Bay  ...-.������,'  or  CONSOLIDATED BROKERS LTD.  .Vancouver, B.C y ,^f- ���:-.-.''-.  PA3348  ^z.: j  BRITISH COLUMBIA'S  Benefits Everybody!  Through all the intricate channels of trade, the Touris| Dollar finds  its way. A careful analysis shows it to be spent as follows;  Retail Merchants  Theatres _____________  Incidentals _  Restaurants, Cafes  Accommodation     Transportation _._.  Gasoline Stations ..  _$__.30  . .09  .03  .22  ^17  .07  .12  This shows it to be in everyone's interest to support and supplement  the efforts of the Provincial Government to foster and encourage an  industry estimated to be worth to the Province some $30,000,000 a  year.  ���-*  TOURIST SERVICE EDUCATIONAL WEEK  All Over Canada  Sponsored by the Canadian Association of Tourist and Publicity  Bureaus*, it is designed to focus the attention of the public on the  value of the Tourist Industry and especially upon the importance  of courtesy.  PUT YOURSELF IN THE VISITORS P^  A STRANGE ^  You would appreciate, would you not, the friendly smile; the ready  attention; the willingness to give assistance and intelligent directions? Be assured that so does 1 he!  COURTESY is one of our greatest assets. Our visitors are strikingly  unanimous in their appreciation of the courtesy with which they are  everywhere received in British Columbia. It brings him here again  and again; it is a vital factor in converting him from a visitor to a  permanent resident. ^ ..��   ' .  '���--���-{��� PARLIAMENT BUILDING  E. G. Rowebottom, v    Hon. Leslie H. yEyres,  Deputy Minister. Mitiisfcer.  109A


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