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Array HALFMOON y BAY���The Vancouver  Tiig Boat  Company's  .62-foot La Bonne, which crashed aground and sank during a  recent storm, was salvaged Monday, ^February 3;. by (Straights  Towing   &   Salvage   Company.  George   Unwin,   salvage   and  marine superintendent  as  well  as diver for the company, used  two derricks to raise the sunken  boat.  He found her- lying over on  her starboard side in about 80  feet of water half way between  GoWland Point and Secret Cove.  Her bow rested on a rock ledge  and the stern on a sand and  gravel ledge. George found two  holes in the fore part of the  hull large enough1 for a man to  walk through.  Using an air jet he cut holes  through the sand and gravel in  order to pass slings around the  vessel to lift it tp<the surface.  Mr. Unwin spentyj4bout three  arid a half hours under the  water, and when ne completed  his-job, he had the tug hanging  neatly in two slings. One of the  sling wire ropes almosty broke  as the boat reared the; surface,  due to cutting on a metal surface and the terrific strain it  started to strand. It was estimated that the derricks had a  load of sixty tons. Tlie buby-  ancy of the boat helped to re-  ' lieve part of the strain as it  xybuld have weighed approximately 90 tons lifted clear of  tlierwater.  y  ��   \With    only,   its    smokestack  j showing,   the   La   Bonne   was  ? moved ?foy Halfmoon Bay where  ' ��� she  ^as  beached   at  Redroofs  and was left high on the shore  when the tide went: out.   Ply-  i wood and canvas wereYused to  temporarily patch the holes in  'jKej = - iiufr / .SheV(wajsy|^n^l?eriC  put iii7a dry; &bcfcy<f dry extensive  repairs. The blow tlrat^she re-  ' ceiyed when she crashed was  so hard the keel ancl the Stern  posts were shifted out of 'line.  The vessel was insured by the  San Francisco Underwriters.  Serving^a Progressive and Growing  Area 6n B. C.'s Southern Coast.  Covers Sechelt, Gifcsons Landing,  Port Mellon, Woodfiftre, Squamish,  Irvines t Landing, Half Moon Bay,  Hardy Island, Pender Harbour, Wilson Creek, Roberts Creek, Granthams Landing, Egmont, Hopkins  Landing, Brackendale, Cheekeye, etc.  -"WwiWK  J?ROV?Vw*-n:*  PTTBI-ISEEP  BY THE  COAST  MEWS,  S.IM1TED  Business Office: Half Moon Bay, B. C. National Advertising Office: Powell River, B. C.  7\  Vol. II No.^6- *\j\ imSIm*  HALF MOON BAY, B. C.     Friday, February 14, 1947 5c Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  New School lite  GlBSONS   Landing ���Purchase  of a site for a consolidated  school at Madeira Park, to accommodate pupils now attending schools at Irvine Landing,  Pender Harbor, Kleindale and  Silver Sands, is projected by  the school board.  Plans for the new high school  here and for a new elementary  school at Roberts Creek, drawn  by architect H. Cullerne, were  accepted for preliminary consideration. Y >  Jt was decided to change the  name of Howe Sound United  Sqhool to Gibsons landing Elementary School and Gibsons  Landing. High School.  The board has obtained 1,000  feet of pipe to be laid by residents of Silver Sands, when  weather permits* to supply  water for the local school.  A brief on roads is to be prepared by A. E; ^Ritchey, Halfmoon Bay trustee, for subrnis-  sion to the minister of publiG  works.  Mrs. L. G'.y Jackson was appointed chairman of the board's  finance committee.  Board of Trade  oafd of Trade Presents  c.c  arson  FOLLOWING is a copy of a letter-sent to Hon. E. C. Carson,  minister of public works, by the  Gibsons Landing and District  Board of Trade, bearing proof  of damage to peninsula communities by the serious road  conditions in that area:  r^_t��iS^��_.^  vr-S'A--  Af Ship's Wheel  CAPTAIN John Le&ske Mal-  colmsori of Union Steamships'  coastal steamerYCapil__no, collapsed anc^ -died y Wednesday  aftemophYY^hile givirijg Yb?dei-s  asJy-his coriimandj left New  Brighton for Vancouver!  The popular 55-year-old Vancouver shipmaster had just told  Chief Officer Don Campbell to  get a crowbar to free the Capi-  lano's jammed steering ^gear, as  ^the Yvessel pulled  out. of  New  f Brighton. ���: ;. v-'YYYy. ...: .  Y" ^  the 'bridge,   he5>fbijLnd   Captain  \ Malcolmson   lying  unconscious.  He assumed command, ��� radio-  I ed homejoffice and asked*that a.  ydoctor meet the sbip at Gibson's  Landing.     Captain  Malcolmson  ' was dead when the doctor examined him.   The ship proceed-./  , ed to Vancouver; ;        y   .  Captain Malcolmson was born  i at  LarWick, -in   the  Shetlarids,  J and    had    been    with    Union  f Steamships Ltd., in Vancouver,  since 1914.  '    He was one of the most popular senior officers in the company's fleet, %nd a member of  . Cariaidian '���> -Merchant     Service  Guild. f  The captain is survived by his  ' wife and, daughter, Anna, 3705  West Sixteenth. '  ���---  Burial took place in Vancdu*A  ver.  tf-  By ELLEN HARLEY  THE SQUAMISH Board of  Trade re-elected Mr. Geo. S.  Clarke as president arid J; R.  Morrison as secretary, Carl H.  Smith as vice-president, and  are now all set to make this  a historic year for Squamish.  It is hdped that the materials  required to complete the new  electrical fire alarm system will  soon be delivered and system  in operation. Several hundreds  of dollars has been spent on the  system and equipment and it is  hoped that the public will appreciate the efforts that have  been and are being maple to  give.them better fire protection.  As the Board bf Trade has no  sources of revenue other than  the New Year dance and such  affairs, it is hoped that the public will continue to support  them with a willing heart.  The committee on incorporation has been gathering data  for some time arid the indications are extremely favorable  for incorporation. On the present assessment rate it is esti-'  mated that well over $3,000  would ybe received in revenues,  which is about three times as  much as the yearly average now  beinf;-spent on the streets of  the proposed area for incorporation. YMore accurate figures  will be available after the provincial assessor .^makes his  rounds this year and includes  the large number who are not  assessed at present. ^  The estimated revenue greatly exceed the rriinimum re~  quired by the Municipal Act  and there appears to be no good  reason for not proceeding with  incorporation in the very near  future and getting in line with  the-progressive communities.  ;- Let our slogan be: "Incorporate-,and Progress".  Sir���The bfiei presented by  The Gibsons Landing and District Board of Trade, to the department of public works and  the minister the Honorable E.  C. Carson, bearing proof of the  damage that the deplorable road  conditions are doing to these  communities individually and as  a whole.  It carries with it not a request, gentlemen, but a demand  that immediate action be taken  towards a permanent program,  not in a few years, but now!  Bear in mind that we speak not  of just Gibsons Landing, or  Sechelt, or Pender Harbour, but  fromJ and including: Williamsons Landing, Sechelt, Hopkins  Landing, Porpoise Bay, Granthams Landirig, Halfmoon Bay,  Gibsons Landing, Secret Cove,  Roberts Creek, Madeira Park,  Elphinstone Bay, Garden Bay,  Wilson Creek, Irvines Landing,  Davis Bay,, Pender Harbour,  Selrha  Park, yEgmqnt,   to ������ say  ericC andfme proposed/caryferry  serving Powell River via Thunder Bay at the northern end,  bearing in mind that the summer population of the area increases from its 4,000 permanent residents to approximately  9,000.  We are being specific when  we submit the following���not  just for your perusal and information���but for your immediate  attention and action.  HEALTH AND WELFARE Y  The present conditions of the.  foads is such that it becomes a  serious menace to public health  and welfare to all citizens of  this area, from Gibson's Landing to Pender Harbour. The  only hospital in this area is  located 46 miles north of the  resident doctor at Gibsons  Landing. Bear in mind that  the local doctor, A. M. Inglis,  M.D., is responsible for the following medical services:  (a) his regular, practice ���  which is large,  (b) his public health officer  responsibilities,  (c) the responsibility of serving all students at the Sechelt  Indian School.  (d) medical health officer to  all schools in the. area.  As well as the above mentioned services, his territory includes Port Mellon, to which it  is necessary for him to travel a  distance of- eight miles by boat  from Gibsons Landing. It is  essential that trips covering the  length of the road be maple twice  weekly; this, of course, being  other than calls of an emergent  nature, bf. which there are  many.  Gentlemen, surely the public  works department have it within theirY^wersto keep these  roads readily passable in order  to save the possibility of  jeopardizing human life in this  modern day Slid age. ' ..*  We specifically ask you at this  time to refer to the attached  letter from Doctor A. M. Inglis,  which we have marked "A," and  also to the letter marked "B"  which pertains to our only ambulance, that of Mr. W. Graham  of Gibsons Landing.  COMMERCIAL  TRAFFIC  Owing to present day types  of passenger vehicles, taxis, etc.,  being impractical due to their  low suspension, and revenue  from same in license fees, etc.,  having increased some 100 per  cent from 1945 to 1946, and commercial vehicles some 50 per  '��� cent, the present roads are such  that private cars and taxis are  confined to very restricted  areas, owing to the existing  hazardous road conditions.  These .vehicles are, at the same  time, subject to a high rate of  license, insurance and gasoline  taxes. The tremendous expense necessitated by present  road conditions being such as to  make normal use of cars very  impractical.  Regarding commercial use���  the expense involved hampers  normal business arid tends to  reduce essential services to residents to a bare minimum.  that the bus operators in the  area, during the period prior to  our recent cold spell, struggled  to maintain service until they  were literally forced to a stop.  School bus* services have beeri  for some time suspended, and  in some cases are not yet operating due to the bad roads and  dangerous conditions involving  the safety of children.  It should be added at this  point, that the department of  education is very well posted  through their local inspectors of  the school district, No. 46.  POLICE  It should be brought to your  attention the large area over  which the provincial police must  enforce law and order, extending from the south at Port Mellon, which is a scant five miles  by water from Hopkins Landing, to. Pender Harbor at the  north, a distance of some 49  miles.  The hazardous road conditions  hamper this fine force of men  from    giving   the    services    of  which they are so capable.  ROADS  We must bring to the attrition of your department the deplorable lack of men and proper  equipment in this area, also the  atrocious low standard of wages  paid to these men. The wage  policy involved is nothing short  of disgusting. It was brought  to the attention of. this board _*  trade that through lack of funds  ���if you will���the workers were  aslted  voluntarily to  take  ex-  j-,  Farmers ^n isolated^areas are    tended: time of|. during, the lat-  homes throtigh lacfc of scheduled  ���indeed total lack���of bus services,   which   have   been   suspended for quite some time.  We might  say at this point  INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT  We feel that the engineering  staff of the public  works  de-  (Continued on page four)  B.CP  ensioners  toR  eceive  Extra Cost-of-Living Bonus  AN ADDITIONAL cost-of-living bonus of $5 a month, costing the province another $900,-  000 annually, will be given by  the government to all .those in  receipt of old age pensions in  British Columbia, it was announced jointly by Premier  John Ifart, Hon. Herbert Anscomb, minister of finance, and  Hon. G. S. Pearson, minister of  health and welfare.  This cost-of-living bonus will  be retroactive to January 1 so  that on the February cheques  of all pension recipients there  will be an added $10 in addition  to the costrof-living bonus that  they have been accustomed to  receiving.  In making the announcement,  the premier explained that the ���  bonus was being given for a  temporary period pending a revision of the old age pension arrangements by the Dominion  -.government. Old age pensions  and other social welfare matters, together with unemployment and public investment are  to be discussed at a Dominion-  provincial conference to be held  when a sufficient number of  provinces have signed taxation  agreements with the Dominion.  BONUS NOW $10  Under the act the statutory  maximum allowance to an old  age pensioner is $25 a month, of  which the province pays 25 per  cent in addition to this allowance.   The province at the pres  ent time pays a monthly cost-  of-living bonus of $5 to each recipient���which . now? will be  raised to $10 per month.,:  This means that old age, pensioners   throughout   the   province of British Columbia are today    receiving  both  from  the  Dominion   and   the   provincial  government a total of $5,700,000^  in allowances made up as fol-  * lows.   Dominion share of statutory allowances $3,761,000, provincial share of statutory allow-  ances   $$1,039,000,   provincial  cost-of-living    bonus,    $900,000;  total.   .155,700.000.  $900,000 MORE  It is estimated that the new  bonus will cost the province a  further $900,000, making the  total provincial contribution to  old age pensions allowances $2,-  839,000, and the over-all total,  both Dominion and provincial,  $6,600,000. These figures are  exclusive of the cost of medical  attention. Supply of medicines  /and hospitalization of old a?e  pensioners, the bill for doctor's  expenses and drugs during the  last year cost the province $83,-  000 alone, exclusive of the cost  borne   by   municipalities.  iHvaaiTsm Page Two  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, February 14, 1947  <&ke (Smsi N^uis  3 Lines  (15 Words)  for 35c     3  Insertions  (same ad)  60c  Sxtra words, above 15-word min., 2c each. Cash with ordei.  fotices,  Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c insertion  LITTLE ADS - - - BIG RESULTS!  Q&GQOQ&G&&8��&&&tS��&OQ&OG&  WE  BUY AND  SELL���  Rifles and shotguns bought  and sold also all kinds of used  goods, furniture, clothing, tools,  etc. Square Deal Store, West-  view, B.C.  REWARD  $10.00   REWARD   for   informa-'  tion  leading to  the recovery  of   201/2"x26y2"   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.   Apply D. Mackay, Pender Harbour.  27  FOR SALE  ONE LARGE oil burning kitchen range with recently install-  �� ed Queen Oil Burner. Stove  suitable for small logging camp.  $100.00 cash. Can be seen at St.  Mary's Hospital, Garden Bay.  26  _��� .   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  JERSEY cow. Milking.  In good  condition.   J.  Catanach,  R.R.  No. 1, Gibsons Landings 25  PICTURE   FRAMING  Send your enlargements, photos, certificates to us for expert  framing at low cost. Prices before job is done, if you wish.  Cranberry Hardware, Powell  River, B.C.  FOR SALE  28'x8' TROLLER-pleasure boat,  6 h.p. Vivian, sleeps two, sink  with pump, 50-gallon freshwater tank, 2-plate Rockgas  burner, marine toilet^ electric  lights. Can be seen beached at  Westview. Price $1,100.', Write  Ralph Morris, Powell River, B.C.  ��� '       ::ZZ- 27  ___________  ONE 19_9 International, 2V2 ton,  4-speed ��� transmission.     A-l  : shape, $25.00.   Silver Grill Service Station, Wilson Creek.    28  FOR SALE  U.S. LIGHTING plant, 3,000  watts, 110 volts, A.C. New,  operated one month, $650.00  cash. A. W. Barnhart, Welcome  Beach, Halfmoon Bay. 26  FOR SALE  '29   STUDEBAKER,   $300.00   or  offer.   R. Kline, Sechelt.      26  ���"    ���J    ' '"   '     "      ���      -������-'      ��� I I       _- I I .,.    ���ii      I      _,,   ....    ������___... ,       ,|��......    mi    ,��_l  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  HUPPMOBILE   Sedan  in  good  condition.     Apply   E.   Cook,  Wilson Creek. 28  PERSONAL  BE SURE to attend the party  your friend will be giving for  a demonstration of the super-  line Wear-Ever Brushes. Lucky  draw games, door prize and a  pleasant evening. Bob Hallett,  Wilson Creek, District Representative. 1  P.T.A. ORGANIZED  ROBERTS CREEK���On Tuesday, January 21, in Kewpie  Kamp at Roberts Creek, a meeting was held to organize and  elect officers for a Parent-  Teachers Association. Mrs. D.  McLeod, provincial organizer  for P.T.A., came from Vancouver and addressed members on  aims and duties of P.T.A. The  following executive committee  was chosen: President, Mrs. C. Y  F. Haslam; first vice-president,  Mrs. E. J. Shaw; second vice-  president, Mrs. M. MacKenzie;  secretary, Mrs/ -R; Chivers;  treasurer, Mrs. C. Forst; program convener, Mrs. M. Newman; publicity, Mrs. G. Reeves;  social, Mrs. Kirkland; membership, Mrs. R. S. Hare; health,  Mrs. R. J. Eades.    '  SHOP by MAIL  from  Powell Stores Ltd.  Powell River, B. C  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  GEMINI  MRS TOMMY Higginson arrived back in Davis Bay last  Thursday, January 30, with her  baby girl, Barbara Rose. The  baby was born in the Vancouver  General Hospital, January 18.  Tommy's mother and father, Mr.  and Mrs. C. Higginson accompanied Louise on the trip back  and were guests for several days  at the latter's home.  *,   *    *  The mud on Eastman's Hill  reminds one of porridge, and  more so of the story about the  little boy who said the magic  words which brought forth a  continuous flow from the porridge pot. He could not stop the  flow because he had forgotten  the magic with which to do so.  It is evident that there is a lack  of magic, or reasonable facsimile in our public works department, for the: iHud keeps coming and coming. Will somebody please find the magic  words-and stop the flow?  *    *    *  Did the residents of Davis Bay  know that we are not residing .  in Davis Bay? A reliable source  is quoted as saying that on the  admiralty maps it is charted as  Trail Bay. This, if known  widely, would probably cause  a great deal of confusion to  travellers since we already have  signs on our wharf reading  "Davis Bay and Wilson Creek."  The signs of spring are becoming more and more evident,  not only from the bulbs poking  through in my garden, but from  the large seed stands on display at the Trading Post.  When one sees those packets  of seeds invitingly displayed it's "  pretty impossible not to envision  a tantalizing arroy of assorted  flowers and yegetables arranged  neatly iri drie's gardiehV But oh!  those aches and pains before the  first miserable bits come  through the ground.  It's a funny thing but one  never seems to attain the luxuriant growth as described on  the packages, or maybe I haven't  got what is known as a green  thumb.  Mrs. Bogust had a bit of bad  luck with the water system during the recent cold spell. The  only freezeup I've heard of in  lower Davis Bay, which is a  tribute to Ron Whitaker's water  system.  * *    *  Visiting Mrs. W. Scott for two  weeks was her mother, Mrs. E.  Holmes. Recuperating from a  recent illness, Mrs. Holmes was  much better despite the poor  weather.  A viery sleek little yacht  slipped past Davis Bay on Wednesday, February 5 and it was  rumored that Mr. Carson, minister of public works, was  aboard. Is that a fact, and if so,  why doesn't the honorable minister travel by land instead of  by water?  * *    *  A small pile of lumber was  seen on Mrs. D. Erickson's lot,  "Tralys End." Looks like the  beginning of the end for you,  Dorothy.  Cold! Comfort  AVOID "talking at", people if  you have a cold. Health  experts remind Canadians of  the dangerous eas�� with which  a cold may be spread. If another  person has a cold, the advice is  ���"Get out of the line of fire."  Careful washing oil hands before meals, and general personal  hygiene, are also advised in the  "cold comfort" tips issued from  headquarters.  By R.  C. HAWKSHAW  NETTIE Hamilton entertained  in honor of her sister on Monday, February 3. The evening  was spent in playing "Crazy  Whist," apparently you never  know what is coming next in  this game. Prize winners were  Mrs. J. Hill, Mrs. G. Dickie, Mrs.  J. Kennedy, Mrs. O. Bergenham  and Mrs. P. Van Eynsbergen. A  grand time was had by all and  what the girls down "The Trail"  would like to know is if Gertie  Lewis has her rubbers off yet.  I'hey wonder if you should have  had that last dill pickle, Gertie.  * *    *     '      . ?..  The B.C. Electric were finally  able to get their power line repaired. * They had plenty of  trouble, having.. the juice  through twice and darned if the  line didn't break on them again.  Water in our own dams was  low, with no power from the  "Beastly Neglected,'.' the mill  and foundry were unable to  operate. The mill started crushing again at 8 p.m. Tuesday,  February 4. On the Monday  and Tuesday the big majority  of the employees shovelled  snow. A nice Chinook was with  us the latter part of the week.  It really was a nice mild wind,  and the snow is disapearing on  the lower levels.  ... *    *    *  Congrats to Betty Russell and  Bob Smigelski whom I understand recently tied the knot.  * *    *  That bird of "precious bundle"  fahie hovered over Miriaty Bay.  Yes! Elof Manson is the proud  father of over a nine-pound  baby boy. I am not sure, but  think he will be named Stephen  John. Betty is doing fine from  all reports. She was our first  British bride to arrive here. So  our heartiest to you both.    -  We are sorry to hear 'Tarald  Risveldt, one of our 4100 miners,  has blood poison in his hand. He  is at present at the Vancouver  General Hospital. Nettie, once  again,' is a good Samaritan and  looking after the Risveldt children.  The Ernie Acres entertained  three tables at "Crazy Whist,"  Sunday, February 9. This game  is getting to be quite the rage.  Some say you just make it up  as you go along. However that  is not really the case. It seems  to get crazier as you go along.  I wont mention any names, but Y  someone from Winnipeg introduced it here. Prize winners at  the Acres were Mrs. S. Adams  and Mrs. R. Carter, Mr. R. Alexander and Mr. L. Wills.  For more than 50 years,  UNION has served the  coastal communities of  British Columbia with passenger and freight  transportation.  *  Daily sailings to Howe  Sound or Gulf Coast  points via Union ships  as per schedule. Regular  and special trips via  Howe Sound Ferries departing from Whyte-  cliffe or Horseshoe Bay.  SECHELT STORE  Shop at ihe Union!  Large Stock of  General  Merchandise  Meats and  Vegetables  School Boots for Girls  and Boys  SECHELT INN  Excellent Dining Room-  Tea Rooms, soft drinks,  light snacks. Roller Skating Rink. Friday evenings. 7-11 p.m.���Dancing, Shows at ihe Pavilion,  *  For information, call or  phone Mr. R. S. Hackett at  Sechelt    Store,    or     Union  Steamships, Vancouver.  The San Luciano, the Mexican boat to take away some- of coocooeeoccooeoeoCQOtyaw  our pyrite, played "ducks and     ���_-_��� _ ������  informed.) Well! Enough o  this drivel. So cheerio and we'l  watch for what comes in th<  next seven days. l  "ducks and  drakes" off our shoreline. Why?  Ask Bob Swan, he knows. Maybe it was "Tequila." (Cactus  juice is tequila, if you are' not  Hill's Machine  GIBSONS LANDING  Precision Machinists  Marine and^AdtomotiveRepairs ���  ���'���'       Ar^and Actelyene Welding  Oil Burners Installed and Repaired  A modern machine shop with a v 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 Friday, February 14, 1947.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Page Three  By W. J. MAYNE  AT THE annual general meeting of branch 140, Canadian  Legion, Sechelt, B.C., Charles  Brookman was elected president  for 1947; first vice-president,  Les Young; second vice-president,' Fred Mills; third vice-  president, Joe Archer; secretary,  Jack Mayne; treasurer, Jack  MacGuinness; sergeant-at-arms,  Charles Prince. Great activities  are planned for this year and an  extension to the hall will be  ma<Je as soon as materials are  available.  *. .*    *  The Sechelt Improvement Association held a very successful  meeting at which the great discussion was the state of the  roads in this district. The question also came up regarding  the forming of a municipality  here. The whole thing will be  gone into at the next meeting.  A new siren was installed and  tried out with success. Fire  Chief Billingsley is satisfied  that: it can be heard over a wide  area.  *    *    *  The new telephone system is  going ahead very well and if  this weather keeps up the engineers will be ahead of schedule.  SQUAMISH  By MRS. ELLEN HARLEY  MR. AND Mrs. Paul Powell returned home  Saturday from  Vancouver   where   Mr.   Powell  was in hospital.   We are pleased  to see him able to be up and  around again.  Y,..   ..���'���*   '"*    *  Mr.   John   Foley   spent   the  week-end in Vancouver visiting  his riiother. ���  Y .'Y YY   '���'-ill *���='   *.v- *������ v '������')���"'  Miss Beverley Quick returned  home last week after- spending  three weeks with friends in  Portland,  Oregon.  * *    *   .������������-.'..  Friday    evening    after    the  junior badminton finished their  usual period of play, refreshments were served to the members and interested parents and  friends present.  * *    *  Mrs. Valde was presented with  a lovely birthday cake and small  gift from the juniors iri appreciation for her time given to  supervising   the   club.     It   is  ass  NOW IN operation between Vancouver and Westview is the Gulf  Lines Limited second passenger ship, the M.V. Gulf Stream,  a   converted   130-foot   luxury   ship:    Replacing   on  this   run   the  Gulf Wing, which the company :   started out with in May, the  new vessel maintains a convenient and efficient passenger  service between Westview, Van  Anda, Blubber Bay, Lund, Sav-  ary Island, Bliss Landing,  Refuge Cove, Cortez Bay and  Vancouver. .  Formerly the H.M.C.S. Wolf,  a clipper-bowed streamliner of  American registry, the new  ship was reconverted at West  Coast Salvage Yards in Vancouver and began her coast  schedule during the Christmas  season. With a cruising speed  of 15 % knots, her smooth operation is enhanced by installation  of two 400 h.p. Vivian Diesel  engines, which produce 800 h.p.  on a single propeller.  Much larger than the "Wing,"  the "Stream" has five large  lounge cabins, a coffee bar, and  a comfortable interior which  ensures privacy in both ladies'  and men's saloons. A crew of  18 men keeps the vessel in trim  operation, and provides efficient  and courteous attention to passengers' needs.  The Gulf Lines Limited is the  first company to establish a  daily run between Vancouver  and this district, and the present  schedule has proved highly  satisfactory to travellers north  and southbound.  The "Stream" provides refrigerated express service and  has a capacity of 20 tons of  regular express. Many types of  perishable express, which formerly have suffered in shipment," derive benefit from' this  refrigeration service. ���_  Captain Roy Barrie, is skipper of the ship, while his previous post on the Gulf Wing is  occupied by Captain Frank Mc-  Quarrie. Gulf Lines, which is  owned and operated by ex-  servicemen, was formed last  January, with Ted LePage as  manager, J. A. Jukes director,  Budge Jukes treasurer, Captain  Barry ship's master, and Ken  MacDonald second engineer.  pleasing to see the number of  promising young badminton  players among the group.  BOWEN ISLAND  fiy   PEARL   PUNNETT  A PARTY was held in the  Lower Dance Hall on Friday  evening, February 7, for all  school-age children on the  island. According to all accounts  given, the party, sponsored by  the Bowen Island Community  Club, was an enjoyable one.  * *    *  Mrs. Fletcher of Brighton,  England, arrived here last week  with her three children. Mrs.  Fletcher, who is the daughter of  Mr. P. Sullivan, made the trip  aboard the S.S. Aquitania.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. George Ault and  family, who have lived at Bowen  for several months, moved to  Vancouver last week. Mr. Ault  was night watchman for the  Union Estates Ltd.  * *    *  We are sorry to report on the  sick list are Mrs. Bannister in  St. Paul's Hospital and Mr, H.  Ashcroft in St. Vincent's Hospital. Both are convalescing  after an operation. Mrs. Fred  Billington also has been ill for  three weeks.   We hope she will  be able to get around again soon.  * *    *  Mr. Roy Collins came down  from Pemberton on February 1  to spend a week at Bowen with  his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Collins. Mrs. Betty. Weston, returned home on Sunday after spending^ week in Vancouver.  AROUND BRITANNIA  TOWNSITE  By   LARRY   STEWART  WEDNESDAY, February 5, saw  the ladies' bridge club turn  their monthly meet into a mixed  affair. There was a fair turnout, enough to make nine tables.  Mrs. Hamilton took top honors  for the ladies and Mrs. Berg,  second. Mr. Maclnnis won  men's first, while Mr. Cole took  second.  * *    *  ' Tim Waterland arrived back  all in one piece, after his trip  by air to Ottawa, Toronto and  way points.   He reports a very  enjoyable and interesting trip.  * *    *  Did you know there is a  movement afoot to revive interest in old-time dancing?   Watch  the local bulletin board.  * *    *  Mrs. L. Bishop arrived home  MY: Gulf Stream  Westview in December, is  passenger ship to go into  run. A converted 130-foot  figure against the waters  gracefully. docks- each day.  Roy Barry, $he .began her  ���Staff Photo  ______ started; operation between Vancouver and  the Gulf Lines Limited second  service on this convenient daily  luxury yacht, she cuts a smooth  of the Georgian Straits as she  Under the command of Captain  pew schedule January 3.  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  By LES PETERSON  HARRY SMITH, youngest son  of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Smith,  has brought his family to Gibsons to live. Harry took his  schooling at the Howe Sound  School, and subsequently worked a short time in Vancouver  before enlisting in the navy.  There is a possibility that he  will go into business on his own  here.  * *    *  Born to Mr. and Mrs. C.  Monke, on January 10, a daughter, Sharron Elizabeth.  * *    *  Robert MacNichol, provincial  secretary of the Canadian Legion, was. present at the regular  monthly meeting of Local 109  of that body, held in the Legion  Hall, Tuesday, February 4. Mr.  MacNichol installed \he 1947  officers, who had been elected  at the January meeting, and  gave an address on the advantages and disadvantages of an  amalgamation of all returned  servicemen into one organization.  An unsolicited plug for the  "News" comes from distant  Kingston, Ont. Mrs. J. A.  Myers,, nee Betty Emerson,  writes her former guardians  here, Mr. and Mrs. John MacDonald, who send her the paper,  that when it comes she "drops  everything" to read it. She says  she  reads  ads  and  all,  and  is  a little weak but otherwise feeling; fine after spending a few  days in Vancouver undergoing  an appendix operation. The  marvels of modern surgery.  Harvey Murphy, regional  director of the miners' union,  spent a couple of days in the  community this last jweek. He  addressed a meeting o_! the local  here.  * *    *  The toboggan slide is getting  some use these days. Some of  the younger generation cleared  it of excess snow and are having a whale of a time.  ��� *    *    *  The ladies' auxiliary are advertising an "amateur nite," for  March 1. We are looking forward to another rip-snorting  show as was presented this last  summer.  surprised at the number of new  businesses that have sprung up  on the peninsula lately.  * *    *  A large addition behind the  premises of the Bank of Montreal and the Kennett Meat Market will greatly increase the  floor space available for those  businesses. Mr. H. Kennett intends to expand his market to  include added storage space and  other facilities in keeping with  increased business.  * *    *  Residents of Granthams and  Gibsons Landing can now avail  themselves of the services of another painter and decorator, Mr.  George Bell of Granthams. Mr.  Bell spent seventeen years with  the T. Eaton Company in Winnipeg, where he specialized in  paper-hanging. Last year he  bought a home at Granthams  Landing, where he now lives.  List your property in the News  Adbriefs ��� where prospective  buyers look first.  HILLTOP  CAPE and STORE  JUST  THE   SPOT  FOR  A SNACK  Operated by  Carson-Peterson Trading  Co., Ltd.  GIBSONS  LANDING  J  THE  Sea Breeze  Beauty Parlor  Gibsons Landing  >  is able to offer you a complete line of beauty services at prices to suit the  family budget.  ��� Machine Permanents  ��� Cold faaves  ��� Haircuits ���  ��� Scalp Treatments  ��� Finger Waving  ��� Individual Styling  Operator���Elsie Innes  ���,1  Beatty Appliances  making for better  living.  Enjoy the Comforts of a  Beatty  Automatic  Pressure Water  System  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.  If  ���J  -._  f  ���I  GIBSONS LANDING  _ Page Four  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, February 14, 1947  MORE ABOUT  ��   BOARD OF TRADE  From Page 1  .partment are quite capable of  carrying out a proper and sensible road program, if given the  necessary funds to work with,  and to ensure permanent roads  for the future. This area deserves development ��� immediate development���of a major  nature.  We feel it sould he brought  to your attention, the facts pertaining to the wharfage situation, a Dominion government  project, specifically at Gibsons  Landing:  (a) The present wharf extends  370 feet offshore, with one berth  75 feet long.  (b) The new wharf is to be  470 feet offshore, with two  berths, one of 150 feet, and one  of 179 feet, to be well lighted  to facilitate night services.  (c) It will have a much larger  covered freight accommodation  of 150 per cent over the present  facilities;  (d) In addition to dredging  the adjacent waters thereof, and  erecting a breakwater and  floats for small boat use, several business people have proposed new buildings in this area,  not to speak of the 1000 or more  proposed houses between Gibsons Landing and Sechelt.  (e) We must also point out  the vast program, at present  under way, by the B.C. Power  Commission in this area, also  the vast Dominion government  telephone and telegraph expansion program at present under  way.  (f) It is further understood  that a large junior and senior  rnerh school is to be erected at  Gibsons Landing to serve District No. 46, which takes in from  Port Mellon to Egmont. This  school is to have accommodation  for students who must live in.  (g) Notwithstanding the fact  of the Burns and Jackson Logging Company operations in and  around Wilson Cieek, ��� and the  numerous logging operations in  the Sechelt and surrounding  areas.  (h) The     Union    ({Steamship  SPEND   YOUR  SPARE   TIME  Logging  ' 'at   '"v  WAKEFIELD  Where  all the bigger  operatib&s take  place.  Cookhouse across the  street.  PENDER Harbor���St. Mary's  Hospital Women's Auxiliary  at Pender Harbor presented  Columbia Coast Mission with a  cheque for $250 toward a new  oil-burning range for the hospital.  The range will cost $355.  Ralph D. McColl, until recently of Vancouver, has taken  over duties of hospital secretary. Hospital administrator is  Rev. Alan Greene, superintendent of Columbia Coast Mission.  The Pender Harbour hospital  board consists of Rev. Alan  Greene, R. D. McColl; three representatives of Pender Harbor Hospital Society, including  William Scoular, president,  Mrs. Arthur Dingman, Mr.  Ritchey, and Dr. G. R. Warriner.  Company is planning an industrial and residential development at Sechelt, and the B.C.  Fir and Cedar Company's new  proposed sawmill adjacent to  Sechelt, on which work is  already in progress.  (i) The faith of the business  men involved in the development of this area demands a  sane and far-sighted program in  the interests of progress and to  the residents of this whole  area concerning these terrible  roads.  In summing up, we feel that  inasmuch as the Dominion government has seen fit to make ah  expenditure of $80,000 for the  new wharf, which, incidently is  the figure quoted by your  engineering department to condition the roads for hard surfacing from Gibsons Landing to  Sechelt, surely our government  can be equally far-sighted.  The Dominion government has.  also seen fit to make an expenditure of stome $55,000 to improve the local telephone services.  These expenditures have not  been made with little thought,  and it is felt that surely the  public works department, Snd  should we be more specific, the  present government, should  possess at least a small portion  of the valuable foresight 4hat  is the making of a good and  prosperous country.  We demand an immediate  survey by the public works de-  partment, and by the minister,  of all roads, including the essential link from Port Mellon to  Gibsons Landing���a distance of,  now, approximately four miles.  Yours very truly,  J. P. VEITCH,  President  _=  Use This  SUBSCRIPTION 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 ariy longer . . . send in the  handy form below and be sure,of getting your copy  each week.  ^���-���- llll��l��||��|ltttl*ilfll��(>��|��gt|||l|||||��|||t|it|||IMIIII*l>|����||t|tt��|(l��tlllll*l��llttt*ll��*lf*MtMI*ltlltl(lli  i Name ���_ __ ���_ j  - M  j SAa i I   Add ress   __________________ ____ .' I  1  Year ��� $3.00 "  Mail to THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay  or direct to WESTVIEW,   B.C.  By MRS. H. J. LEE  Mrs. R. Mitchell, formerly of  Burnaby, B.C., has been awarded a pen and certificate in recognition of her war services  with the St. John Ambulance  Brigade, division 14.,  .;, *    *    * '"  Mr. and Mrs. B. Nicholson,  (nee McGennes) of North Vancouver and former residents of  Selma .Park; are receiving congratulations on the arrival of  a daughter.  * *    *  The residents of Selma Park  are very happy to welcome the  chief operator of-the. B.C. Power Commission, Mr. W. A.  Schott, who with Mrs. Schott  have taken up residence here.  Also Mr. and Mrs. R. Cook. Mr.  Cook is local superintendent of  the B.C.  Power Commission.  * *    *  Mrs. F. Mills has left for an  extended visit with her mother  at Campbell River, B.C.  * *    *  The regular meeting of the  B.C. Cancer Institute was held  on Wednesday at the home of  Mrs. H. Neal, and it was reported that 2,500 pieces, consisting of bandages, dressings,  etc., had been sent to Vancouver. Cash donations of $19.10  were received and this together  With the money already on  hand was noted to be used for  the purchase of a bed and equipment.  HIGHLIGHT  of the  February,  Gibsons Landing parent-  teachers meeting' was ari interesting talk by Dr. A. M. Inglis,  who spoke on pasteurization of  milk, infectious diseases and  their prevention, particularly  tuberculosis. He stressed the  fact that TB, is a preventable  and often curable disease, especially if caught in the early  stages, and urged all members  to attend the mobile TB. unit  which will soon be in Gibsons.  Dr. Inglis said that the,reason the unit does not X-ray  children under 14, except for  special reason is because tuberculosis is primarily a disease  of adults and especially young  adults. The service is free and  painless.  Mr. Marsden gave a report  on the new dental program  which Will include all preschool arid school children, the  parents to pay half the cost of  this work.  Mr. R. W. Elliot, our new  principal, accepted the office of  honorary president.  The president, Mrs. Nestman,  inforrried the meeting that the  name of the school had been  changed to Gibsons Landing  Elementary School and Gibsons  Landing High School. Accordingly the P.T.A. agreed to  adopt the same name.  Mrs. R. Godfrey was appointed to choose and head a com  mittee to submit a brief to be  sent to the Honorable Mr. E. C.  Carson, minister of public  works, at Victoria, on the deplorable condition of the roads,  in view of the "fact that the  school bus had been unable to  operate lately.  The secretary, Mrs. S. B. Armour, gave a financial report  of the funds raised by the P.T.A.  for the children's Christmas-  party. A total of $236.93 was  raised, and $206.54 was spent  on the party. They balance of  $30.39 will be used ori sports  day.  Cocoa is now being served to  the children at lunch hour,  thanks to members of this organization who decided to take  turns making the cocoa. It was  found necessary to raise' the  price from one cent to two cents  a cup.  Mrs. C. Brown was appointed  corresponding secretary.  Refreshments were served at  the close of the meeting.  Next meeting is to be held  on March 7, in the Legion Hall.  All members should attend, as  arrangements are to be made  for a whist drive, and films ori  tuberculosis will be featured.  Health Habits  DON'T EXPECT the children to  ., grow up to like health-giving  milk if you offer them tea or  coffee in their tender years.  This warriirig is issued by a  national health authority, who  reminds parents that habits  formed in childhood will almost  certainly be lasting.  WEST COAST FURNITURE  -.;._!.:  MAIL ORDER VALUES  Order by number. Enclose money order for full amount or will  ship C.O.D. Freight where C.O.D.  service available. Prices F.O.B.  Vancouver.  2222 CAMBIE STREET  VANCOUVER; B.C.  No. 115���Student's Desk  Size 20"x36" high.  Unpainted    Finished   .____ $17.50   $22.95  No. 801���Chair  Red, blue or green durable leatherette seat. Unpainted _~  $5.00  Finished ���.  $����7*  (Note: The above two items may be  obtained as two-piece suite or separately if desired.)  No. 304���China Cabinet or Bookcase  Il"x33"x44" high. 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Please send particulars and !  prices. |  i   Name ______ ��� -.���_______ __  |   Address   - __b___ 1   ..^���������������^������������������(���������������������������������������������t-- ���������<��iaillMltll|l|��|| ���.���IIIIM*>ll1|llMtlt��lttMIBI|t|i Friday, February 14, 1947  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Page Five  By Jim Rennie  .GRANTHAMS LANDING���On  the night of Jan. 31 I wended  my way uphill to the Community Hall and although it was cold  enough to freeze a brass monkey I anticipated something  worth while. Possibly nothing  sensational like The Birth of a  Nation and probably only the  growing pains of a municipality  in the making.  Surrounding a converted barrel stove (it wasn't so hot as  the one that cremated Sam McGee) sat the fathers of Soames  Point and Granthams Landing,  not a big crowd but a representative.one, each with their questions arid, ears cocked.  Soames Point delegates were  Messrs. Henderson^ Trant Banks  and Ballantine and Messrs Farquhar, Farrow, Godfrey, Stead-  . man and R. Parkinson, who acted as chairman. Representing  the Daily Province was Mr.  Nestman from Gibsons Landing  and Jim Rennie for the Coast  News.  The speaker was Mr. R. Burns,  secretary of Gibson's municipality, invited there to initiate  us into the mysteries of municipal government, and well did he  perform his task. A surprising  man, Mr. Burns, and seemingly  a sympathetic student of the  human taxpayer. His advice  was optimistic and cautious with  all the figures at his finger tips  and any community taking his  advice will never squander its  ! inheritance in riotous spending.  At some opportune time when  all the property holders are in  residence they would do well to  have Mr. Burns as their guest  speaker and has his advice and  experience  regarding  improve-  ;gmerits to;the district.   Advocates  fepf municipal government would  do well to collect theirYfacts and  figures to prove that the old  system of "hit and miss" and  "pass the hat" is as dead as the  , proverbial door-nail.  Water Board Advises  Using Natural Basin  HALFMOON BAY-^The second  meeting of the proposed Halfmoon Bay water board was held  February 5; Y .J-   Y-  The watershed has been in-r  spected and tested, and reports  given by the information committee and the secretary, Mr. E.  Parr Pearson, show that there is  a near natural basin approxi- ���  fmately    1,000    fe^t-from    the  mouthy of; the  creek,  which if  dammed,   would   hold   an   ap-  . y proxhriate 20,000,000 gallons of  '.(��� water.^.;y;'y;:.';;.yyy;:^:  'This would allow for the dry  season arid a large increase in  population, and give an ample  and efficient water system to  Halfmoon Bay, Redroofs * and  Welcome Beach.  Property owners of the three  districts will be petitioned before the next meeting on February 26, at 8 p.m., in the McKenzie and Flavelle company house.  ,,- All property owners are urged  to attend this meeting.  Work Beneficial  KEEP BUSY if you' want to  keep alive. People who have  retired Won't hesitate to admit  that they miss nothing as much,  in their lives, as that struggle  for the daily bread.  Scientists say that it's all tied  up with the need for an &im in  life���some objectives to reach,  a few bills to meet,;a goal to  achieve, some prize: to atiain:  Canadians are advised to think  of that, when they feel that  working is a grind, and as they  dream of the time wKen they  won't have anything to do.-*- "*  Court of fftevisions  GIBSONS Landing���The newly-  constructed Municipal Hall  conducted its first business on  Saturday, February 8. The business consisted of a court of revision to review claims for assessment adjustments by G.  Strange and S. Milligan.  The council, composed of  water commissioner W.' Graham, roads commissioner A.  Hull, secretary R. Burns, arid  chairman J. Fitchett, after reviewing the cases, ruled'that the  assessments as at present are not  too high, and the claims were  rejected.  Sanitary Control  Of B.C. Taverns,  Restaurants  POWELL River health and police authorities have, received  notification of the recently-  enacted clean-up or close-up  regulations governing sanitation  of eating and drinking places  throughout B.C.  These regulations provide  for semi-annual inspections by  medical health officers of all  establishments serving food or  drink in the district.  The first over-all control of  sanitary, conditions in preparing  and serving food and beverages  in this province, the new section  of the Health Act provides for  an adequate supply of hot and  cold water at all times. Receptacles for drinking purposes  must not be used by more than  one person. All utensils must  be'thoroughly washed with soap  or other effective cleansing  agent in water not less than 110  degrees F. in temperature after  each use.  Only ice of a quality approved  by the medical health officer  can be used, and must be handled at all times in a sanitary  manner.  Ventilation of eating and  drinking places is also covered  in the government regulations.  Window area of all rooms are to  be equivalent to at least one-  tenth of the floor area*. Provisions are ordered forf.--maintain-'  .i; ing clean floors and walls.  The regulations prohibit filled garbage containers to be kept  in the same room that food or  drink is prepared or served.  Live poultry or animals are not  allowed in an eating or drinking  establishment.  Provision is also made for the  ; medical health officer to close  any. restaurant or beer parlor  which he considers a menace to  public health. Bacteriological  tests may be made as often as  deemed necessary to determine-  hygienic conditions in such  establishments.  Guest Editor for  "Neighborly News''  COMMENCING Monday, Feb.  17, the "Neighborly News"  broadcast over CBR each Monday at 10.15 p.m., featuring news  of rural centres from weekly  papers and conducted by Les  YWay, former publisher of the  Powell River News, will be  broadcast by T. R. S. "Tom"  Graham, former editor of the  Comox District Free Press. Mr.  Graham is a partner in ��.. C.  Way & Associates, of Vancouver,  publishers and publishers' representatives. He will handle the  program during Mr. Way's annual business trip to Ottawa,  Montreal and Toronto. On his  return from the east the latter  part of March, Les will resume  ���his Monday night program.  Corsicans Meet Here ...  rinas  News of Relatives  THE VISIT here recently of a  French freighter, the steamship Falaise, brought Jean Coccola his first "real news" of  relatives wh6m he lost sight of  during the wartime occupation  of his home town, Bastia, a Cor-  sican seaport. A few indirect  letters emanating from Paris  constituted all the information  Mr. Coccola, local Sun Life representative, had had in the past  six years.  Two of the ship's crew sought  out Mr. Coccola, on learning by  chance that he was Corsican, to  pay a visit, which turned out to  be unusually welcome to him.  "My people are like Masons,"  he smiled. "Put any two in  one area and it won't be long  before they've gotten together!"  LOTS OF NEWS  "I received a wealth of inr-  formation about my relatives,"  Mr. Coccola went on. "The  sailors promised to look them up  when they get back there, which  will be about a month now."  Apart from news of personal  interest, Mr. Coccola heard the  full story of the wartime damage to Bastia; It is���or was-ra  .seaport town of about 70,000  people, and received terrific  punishment   during   the   Allied  attempts to regain it from the  Germans. A "big part" of the  town was destroyed when  American flyers, who are not  noted for their marksmanship,  attempted to sink a German  transport which was taking out  occupying Nazi troops, a wide  stripe being entirely flattened  in pattern bombing, some distance removed from the waterfront. The ship was finally sunk  with a bomb from a single Spitfire.  FEW   BUILDINGS   REMAIN  A few large buildings remained after the occupation and re-  occupation raids ... a statue  of Napoleon, the war memorial  to the dead of World War I, a  hospital and a cathedral.  The Maquis had done a good  job of preparing the city for re-  occupation, and an incredible  number of enemy graves were  to be seen in an enemy cemetery as a result of their underground work. (One of Mr. Coc-  cola's guests had served with the  Free French during the war as  a Maquis member.)  MALE POPULATION  DEPLETED  Corsica was not getting back  to normal as fast as it should,  they told him. Thousands upon  thousands of young men had  disappeared entirely during the  occupation years, presumably  for slave labor, and had not returned. The resultant lack of  labor held back economic production greatly.  Pricesywere very high: gasoline, for instance, was $1.20 a  gallon, while duties on imports  were as high as 400 per cent.  FRIEND IS UNCHANGED  Mr. Coccola was interested  and amused to hear that an acquaintance whom he knew  when they served in the first  war in the French infantry was  quite unchanged by all the happenings. He was Caesar Vez-  zani, a noted opera singer, often  considered a second Caruso.  Vezzani, noted for his total disregard of convention and opera  engagements, still sings actively  in opera . . . when and where  he feels like it, but at no other  time, contracts or engagements  notwithstanding.  "I spent a very interesting  time with my new-found  friends," Mr. Coccola concluded.  Wm. McFADDEN  Optometrist  510   West   Hastings  Street  VANCOUVER  m  at Gibson's  Landing  EACH  Friday and Saturday  Eyes Examined and Glasses  Fitted  Ever see an automobile engine scrub itself? That's exactly what  happens when you use RPM Compounded Motor Oil.  _E$oth these bottles of oil were dosed with pure carbon. In the  uncompounded oil (left) the carbon settled to the bottom just  as it would settle on engine parts like the grimy piston ring.  In the RPM, see how the "detergent''" (or cleansing agent) disperses  the carbon particles harmlessly through the oil. They can't settle  down inside the engine. Rings and pistons stay clean and the  carbon drains out when the RPM is changed.  You can't judge motor oil by its looksir���it may  seem clean but only because it has let the carbon  stay in your engine.  Remember, too, that RPM sticks to the hot spots  that most oils leave bare. It is genuinely a  premium motor oil.  STANDARD  YDEALERY  ASK YOUR STANDARD DEALER  ���at the Sign of the Chevron,  S2-R Page Six.  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C  Friday, February 14, 1947  recast  A 33-POINT program of government action containing  some of the most important  policies that have ever been  enumerated by any administration in the history of the province was forecasted in the  speech from the throne which  was delivered yesterday to the  second session of the 21st parliament of British Columbia by  His Honor Charles A. Banks,  lieutenant governor.  Of paramount interest was  the indication given that ihe  government would recommend  acceptance of the latest dominion proposal on taxation which  in many respects is a modification of the tentative agreement reached by Premier Hart  when last in Ottawa.  The highlights of the speech  from the throne are as follows:  1. The legislature will be asked to ratify a tax agreement  with Ottawa thereby avoiding  double taxation and ensuring  consideration of further social  security measures.  2. Announcement that the  province's indebtedness to the  dominion amounting to $34,-  000,000 will be adjusted and repayment made possible at a  very low interest rate over a  period of 30 years.  3. Announcement that the  government will give immediate consideration to a reduction  in the cost of direct relief to  cities and municipalities in proportion to the relief granted the  province by the dominion.  4. Announcement that the dominion has agreed to vacate  the gasoline tax field and that  the revenue from this source  will be used by the province  exclusively for rOad work.  5. That the recommendations  of the Goldenberg report on  provincial - municipal relations  will be implemented at an estimated cost to the province of  $2,250,000 exclusive of the cost  of implementing the recommendation dealing with arterial  highways. T,  6. Indication of what has been  accomplished to date with respect to the proposed extension  of the Pacific Great Eastern  railway and the study of resources along the proposed  routes.  7. In view of accomplishments  of the B.C. Power Commission  an intimation that legislation  will be introduced to increase  the  capital by  a  further  $10,-  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  A Complete  Hairdressing  Service  ���  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  >  000,000  for  development  work.  8. Indication that a comprehensive land settlement policy  will be outlined.  9. Announcement of a land  reclamation and irrigation program.  10. The Royal Commission irrigation, dyking and drainage  will submit its report and legislation in connection therewith  will be submitted.  11. Indication that other recommendations of the Royal  Commission on forestry will be  implemented.  12. Provision for a comprehensive survey and mapping  program essential to land utilization, mining needs, water  power, irrigation and general  development  of resources.  13. Extension of land clearing  assistance to farmers indicated.  14. Announcement   that   the  petroleum and natural gas  act  will  be  amended to  encourage  prospecting   and  development.  FREIGHT RATES     15. Forecast of details to be  given with respect to British  Columbia's plea for removal of  the mountain differential on  railway freights rates and its  opposition to any general increase in rates unless financial  need can be proved.  16. Details to be given of the  government's action in securing  court decision with respect to  its cornpetency to levy a severance tax on ^timber cut on Est  quimalt and Nanaimo railway  belt lands.  17. Forecast made of extension of public works program,  including  roads  and  buildings.  18. Widening of the scope of  tourist development arid industrial expansion programs indicated.  19. Work of B.C. scientific  council to be broadened.  20. Appointment of industrial  and trade representative to  Great Britain announced.  21. Establishment of free  blood transfusions service  throughout the province in cooperation with Canadian Red  Cross  Society  announced.  22. Extension of full time  health unit service to cover the  whole province provided.  23. Revision election act forecasted.  24. Recommendations of Royal Commissions with respect to  life, accident and health benefit societies to be implemented.  25. Department of fisheries to  be established.  26.'Industrial conciliation and  arbitration act will be amended, bringing about further improvements in labour-ernployer  relations.  27. The liquor laws, of the  province will be reviewed.  28. Rural areas to be given  greater assistance in connection  with audivisual education and  physical and recreational activities.  29. Prospectors' grubstakes  THE VETERANS' Business and  Professional Loans Act, which  provides that a veteran may  apply to a bank for a loan up'to  two thirds of his total expenditure, but not exceeding $3",000,  is now effective.  In announcing January 5 as  the effective date of the proclamation of this Act, which was  passed at the last parliamentary  session, Right Hon. Ian A. Mackenzie, P.C., veterans' affairs  minister, stated regulations for  its administration have now  been completed in co-operation  with the department of finance  and the chartered banks of Canada.  "The purpose of the new act,"  he said, "is to encourage banks  to provide additional funds at a  comparitively low rate of interest to assist veterans seeking to  establish themselves in businesses or professions.  "It should be made clear that  this legislation does not mean  the government itself is lending  money to veterans. The loans  will be made by chartered banks  and the banks themselves will  decide on the credit status of  those applying. These loans will  be facilitated by the guarantee  against the proportion of possible loss as provided by the  new act. Veterans are therefore ��  advised to make their applications directly to a chartered  bank."  The minister explained the  function of the department of  veterans affairs in operation of  the act will be limited to defining veterans who might be covered by the act.. Mr. Mackenzie  explained the act was available  to veterans who had received  War service gratuities, but had  not already been given assistance under the Veterans Land  Act.  The minister went on to outline the provisions of the new  act. Under the legislation eligible veterans may apply for the  loan for the following purposes:  1. Purchase of a business or  partnership.  2. Purchase or repair of machinery, ?' tools, instruments or  other equipment for his business.  3. Construction, repair or  alteration of or making of additions to any building or structure used or to be used in the  carrying on of business.  4. Any purpose as prescribed which may be deemed to  benefit his business.  Loans will be made for varying periods depending upon the  size and purpose of the loan and  the individual circumstances of  the borrower. The maximum  term is ten years, and the rate  of interest five per cent. The  act defines business as including  trade/industry or profession.  A veteran may borrow under  this act to buy a partnership  interest but not to buy into a  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  program to be extended to uncover mineral wealth of the  province.  30. Appropriation of mining  trails and roads to be increased.  31. Geological work will now  be accepted as assessment and  development under re q u i r e -  ments of mineral and placer  mining acts.        : \  32. Public utilities coinmis-  siori investigates electric flight  and power rates and will'i^old  public hearings.  33. Strong financial position  of province reflected in price  received for bonds.  RESyLTS m REumon  THE     MIRACLE     of     mother  meeting son after 23 years  absence .took place on a Canadian National Railways:: westbound transcontinental train  recently.  The mother, now Mrs. Edna  Gillow was bound for Edmonton, when she occupied lower 6,  car 157, at Pembroke, Ont.  The son of a former marriage,  Gilbert William Carroll, a  stoker petty-officer of the  Royal Canadian Navy, was en  route from Halifax to Esqui-  malt, B.C., and occupied lower  5, car 157.  Speaking to the lady in lower  6 as he would to a chance acquaintance, he discovered that  they had mutual friends���then  it wasn't long before he asked  the key question���did she know  a Mrs. Edna Hansen?  His mother, it turned out,  was Mrs. Edna Hansen ��� after  being Mrs. Carroll and before  being Mrs. Gillow. When he  discovered that he was talking  to his mother, PO. Carroll was  "wondering if I'm dreaming or  alive."  His mother explained that son  Gilbert was left in his father's  care before he was a year old,  that she had heard of a certain  Carroll lost, with H.M.C.S; "Iroquois," during the war, and mistook him for her son.  Mouth Breathing  MOUTH breathing is often .the  cause of irregular teeth, according to health authorities.  Doctors point out that young  children should be examined  regularly by the family physician for possibly diseased or  enlarged tonsils, adenoids, or  obstructions to proper breathing  through the nose. '< A... child-  should breathe through the  nose, to warm the air properly  and to sift out particles of dust,  etc.  j oint stock company, in buying  into a partnership, it was felt,  a veteran would have a greater  voice in the management.  The bariks themselves are  guaranteed by the government  against loss up to 25 per cent  of the over-all aggregate  amount of loans up to one million dollars and 15 per cent  thereafter. They may also follow the normal lending procedure but the recent act permits the banks to take additional  lending security.  Loans made within five years  up to a maximum of $25,000,000  are guaranteed under the act.  PLAYING, nurserymaid to  tropical fish and birds is only  one of the many features of pub -  lie service which crew member:,  on the Gulf Wing cheerfully  supply. Their most recent  assignment concerned an express shipment of two love-birds  and two finches to Mrs. Les  Steeds of Westview.  The precious little passengers  were put aboard the Wing in  Vancouver, and occupied the  place of state in the ship's pilpt  house all the ,way up. Mrs.  Steeds reported that they were  treated with very special consideration, and first, mate. Roy  Barry, Jr., handed the little  darlings to- her safe and sound  at the Westview wharf. In fact,  they were .the first travellers off  the gangplank.  Several shipments of tropical  fish have also made their way  to the district via the Gulf Lines.  Bob Amess of Westview has an  aquarium which, he built himself, and in his last order from  a Vancouver breeder, he was  sent a dozen of the tiny creatures.  Packed in a sealed can of  water, the brightly-colored  specimens arrived in perfect  condition thanks to their gentle  handling by Captain Frank Mc-  Quarrie who took personal  charge of them. Despite the  bitter cold weather, the temperature of' the water in which  they were shipped, was exactly  the same as when they left Vancouver.  Mrs. Steeds reports that her  first shipment of fish t contained  a baby v<guppy���.$i} whichf wasn't  there when the Wing left Vancouver. What better proof of  congenial travelling conditions  could be given?  GENERAL  TRUCKING  and FUEIx  Gibson's Landing  "Prompt Attention to Mail "Orders!**  ���fc RESTMORE FURNITURE:   Beds, Springs^Mattresses  ..it. GENERAL ELECTRIC APPLIANCES:  Radios,;  Refrigerators-and Washing Machines  ir FURNITURE:   Occasional Tables,  Cedar Chests, Lamps, Etc.  ���5 FURNITURE  WESTVIEW, B. C. ��� Phone 230  For Better Health  HARLEY C. ANDERSON  NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN       "  OFFICE HOURS:   Mon., Wed., and Fri. only���9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Open Evenings by Special Appointment  Three Years on Staff of Keystone Hospital, Chicago  (A Surgical and Physiotherapy Hospital)  Box 15, Gibsons Xiandingr,, B.C.  DIET  MASSAC E  EZ.EC^ROTH12RAPY  .'..... . -axidz'i:.: YYYy-.:';.. ���  Anatorftical A^ustoients Friday, February 14, 1947  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Ray, B. C.  Page Seven  By  JIM RENNIE  MRS. WM. Fulkenson, a onetime resident of Granthams  Landing, and now of Bella Bella,  was the guest of Mrs. Neill  Lowes for a few days. Mrs.  Fulkenson is on her way home  from San Francisco where she  had been on a visit to her  daughter Gwen.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. "Bill" Gibb, Jr.,  are celebrating the birth of a  bouncing baby boy (6 lbs., 9  ozs.), born in St. Paul's Hospital on February 1. Mrs. Gibb  was formerly Miss Ruby Ester  of Vancouver.  * *    *  Mr. Swanson of Soames Point  had a nasty fall last week,  breaking two ribs. He was attended by Dr. Inglis and is now  doing fairly well.  Y*      *      *  Professor and Mrs. and Miss  Mary Henderson of Soames  Point have left for Vancouver  on a two weeks' vacation. ,  ������-'���.    Y *    *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Grant of Soames  Point are also on holiday, in  Vancouver.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler were  week-end visitors. Mr. Wheeler,  whose ship has been in dry dock  for repairs after losing her propeller at sea, will leave in a few  days for Palestine.  By JANE DRURY  If your car is not  running    right,  bring it in and let,  us  check   it   aver  for you.  Wilson* *4Jreek  Home Oil Agents  Synthetic Tubes  Vulcanized  _.-  General  Merchants  ; *  We Have a Good  Selection of  General  Electric Radios  Standard Oil  Products  BUS STOP  HALFMOON BAY  SHROVE  TUESDAY  Shrove Tuesday ever since the  beginning of Christendom has  been a very special day in most  of the countries of Europe. It  has been a day of feasting, rejoicing, gaiety and revelry. Most  of the quaint customs of those  olden times have quite disapear-  ed and in Canada it seems that  only the making of pancakes  has survived. I think many of  us deplore the passing of so  many of the old customs of the  olden times. After all, they  were born of deep and clean  and keen beliefs; there were  good reasons for them all; they  are part of the sound common-  sense of our ancestors and it is  nice to try and keep them alive.  POTATO  PANCAKE  Recipe: 6 raw grated potatoes, 3 whole eggs,; V* tsp. of  baking powder, 1 t'Sp. salt, 2  tbsp. flour, a little rhilk. Peel  large potatoes and soak several  hours or. overnight in cold  -water; grate and drain. Beat  eggs well and mix with the rest  of the ingredients. Drop by  spoonfuls on a hot griddle, in  small cakes. Turn and brown  on both sides or bake in a hot  oven in one pancake until crisp  and brown, allowing 16 minutes  for baking each side. Serve  with apple sauce, or bacon  strips.  BUCKWHEAT CAKES  Recipe: % cup flour, 3%  tsps. baking powder, % tsp. salt,  3 tbsp. sugar, % cup of buckwheat flour, 1 egg, well beaten,  1 cup milk, 1 tbsp. molasses  (optional) 3 tbsp. melted shor-s  tening. Sift dry ingredients.  Combine egg, milk, molasses,  Ymelted shortening, and stir  yYeriough to moisten dry ingredi- ���  ents; do not beat. Bake ori hot  griddle.  SOUR MILK GRIDDLE CAKES  Recipe: IVz cups sifted flour,  1 tsp. baking powder, xk tsp.  salt, 1 tbsp. sugar, 2 eggs, 1 cup  sour milk or buttermilk, 1 tbsp.  melted butter or shortening.  Sift dry ingredients together.  Beat eggs, add sour milk and  butter and add to dry ingredients gradually, beating until  sriiooth. Drop from spoon into  hot greased griddle and brown  on both sides.  MEAT PANCAKES  Recipe: 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour or 2% cups sifted pastry flour, 3 tsp. baking powder,  ' Vz tsp. salt, 1 Vz cups milk, 2  eggs, well beaten, 1 tbsp. fat,  melted, 1 cup ground cooked  beef. Mix and sift dry ingredients. Add milk toy beaten eggs  and stir into dry ingredients;  mix until smooth, add melted  fat and meatr Pour from a  pitcher or quarter-cup measure  on to a hot lightly greased griddle. Cook until edges are done  and bubbles on top begin to  break. Turn and cook on other  side. Serve at once with tomato  sauce.  ONION SOUP  Six  medium-sized   onions,   2  tbsp. mild-flavored fat, 2 tbsp.  Pr. 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  flour, 1 quart brown soup stock.  If no soup stock���brown gravy  from roast on hand, use meat  extracts���Bovril or Oxo cubes,  or you could get some stock by  buying a good sized soup bone.  Six" slices toast, Vz cup grated  cheese. Cook sliced onions in  water to cover for Vz hour, then  rub through a sieve. Melt fat,  blend in flour and gradually  add 1 cup of the stock. Stir  until the mixture thickens. Add  sieved onions and remaining  stock, blending well. Simmer  for 20 minutes. Place 1 slice of  toast in each soup plate, add  soup and sprinkle with grated  cheese.   Serves six.  SCALLOPED   ONIONS   IN  TOMATO (serves six)  Six large; onions, sliced; 2  tbsp. flour/ -yz tsp. salt, Vs tsp.  pepper, 2 tbsp. mild-flavored fat,  lVz cups tomato juice. Arrange  half of the onions in a casserole,  sprinkle with half of the flour,  salt and pepper. Dot with fat.  Repeat ingredients in a second  layer. Pour over the tomato  juice. Bake at 400 deg. F. for  35 to 40 minutes.  BRAISED BEEF LIVER AND  ONIONS  (serves six)  One pound beef liver, flour, 3  tbsp. mild-flavored fat, \V�� cups  sliced onions, Wz cups canned  tomatoes, heated; Vz cup diced  celery; Vz tsp. salt, few grains  cayenne pepper. Cut liver into  thin slices. Remove skin and  veins. Dredge lightly in flour.  Melt fat and saute the liver until it is browned. Add the sliced  onions, tomatoes, diced celery,  salt and cayenne pepper. Cover  pan and simmer for about 20  , minutesw. ,1 of)ten substitute :one  can of Tomato soup in place of  canned tomatoes and then sim-  ' mer it in the oven, covered,  until done.  ONION SHORTCAKE FQR SIX  Ten medium-sized onions, 1  tsp. salt, 2 tbsp. fat, biscuit  dough, 1 cup medium cream  sauce, Vi tsp. paprika, % cup  chopped parsley, dash nutmeg,  Vi cup grated cheese, 1 egg. Peel  and slice onions and sprinkle  with salt. Melt fat in frying pan  and add onions. Cover and  simmer until tender. Drain  well. Prepare a biscuit dough,  Using 1 cup flour as a base with  the milk. If you have any tomato catsup on hand, 2 tbsp.  will improve flavor of dough.  This should be a drop batter  rather than a "roll-out" dough.  Prepare 1 cup medium cream  sauce, add paprika, parsley,  nutmeg and cheese and beat an  egg into it. Place cooked onions  in bottom of a deep greased  casserole. Pour sauce over  onions and drop dough from a  spoon on top. Bake in hot oven  425 deg. F. for about 20 minutes  or until dough is cooked.  CARROT PUDDING  (No eggs, no sugar)  One and a half cups flour, Vz  tsp. salt, 1 cup finely chopped  suet or half a cup of fat from  soup bone or boiling beef, 1 cup  raisins, Vz tsp. cloves, % tsp.  cinnamon, 1 cup chopped dates,  1. cup grated potatoes, 1 cup  grated carrots, 1 tsp. soda, Vz  cup milk. Blend well the flour,  salt, and rub in the fat, then add  cloves and cinnamon. Mix well  potatoes, carrots and dates. Add  soda to milk and blend well together with other mixtures.  Steam for 3 hours if placed in  well-oiled pudding dish. I  usually steam mine in individual custard cups for % hour and  serve with custard sauce. Table  milk or cream may be used.  By MRS. R. MOSIER  VANCOUVER-Bound last week  were Mr. and Mrs. C.Schalde-  mose, Mr. and Mrs. E. Lewis,  Mrs. W. Meikle, Mr. R. Mosier  and Mr. B. Foley.  *    *    *  The reopening of school here  has been postponed indefinitely,  due to the many new cases of  measles 'among the children.  *  *  Mr. and Mrs. Walker are at  their summer home at Welcome  Beach for a week's holiday.  *  Mr. Frattinger and Mrs. J.  Bennett, both of whom have  their summer homes at Redroofs, were up for the week-end.  WILSON CREEK  By  MRS.  ERICKSON  MRS. W. E. Bourne is paying a  visit to Gladys Royal- for a  *few days, in the meantime Charlie is contemplating the grandeur of the scenery at Toba Inlet.  * *    *  Dick Cook is back at home in  between trips for the department of fisheries, reports a  stormy trip and a great deal of  floating ice. We regret he is  suffering from a very bad cold,  mostly due to having to stick his  head   out   of   the   wheelhouse  window.  * *    *  The astrological news-gatherer at Davis Bay gives us a dig  about the name on the future  Erickson cottage, but as the  waters from Mission Point to  Trail Islands are properly called Trail Bay we still think it's  O.K. and more suitable than  some house-names one sees.  T* 1" ^* t1  When the mud disappears in  front of Sid Smiths he is planning an early start on gardening; also has acquired some  hens which Phil keeps hovering  over, waiting for the hen-fruit.  * *    *  Congratulations to the newly-  weds, Wally and June Smith.  We understand they will be  around the district when they  locate a house and we all wish  them the best of luck.  * *    *  Prutt Jackson was up from  Vancouver recently and hopes  to arrange a dance in the near  future and after a pay day.  What are those? say the ladies.  JjC 3fC 9h  Shall have some very nice  climbing rose tree cutting  shortly if anyone cares to call  here (west to Wally Berry, Wilson Creek Garage).  A bear breathes only four or  five times a minute while in the  stupor of hibernation.  By   INNES   WILLISON  MR. T. AUSTRING from Valdo,  North    Dakota,    U.S.A.,    has  spent a few days visiting at the  home of Ivor B. Jergenson.  * *    *  Mr. F. Thomeson and Bill  Craighead  have  returned  after  a few days in Vancouver.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Ivar B. Jergenson and Mr. Eric Willison have  returned  after  a  few  days   in  Vancouver on business.  * *    *  The recent stormy weather  we had brought activity to Secret Cove; seven tugs came in  with tow and three fine yachts  and several fishing boats. The  Cove was - lit up like a bright  city at night.  sjs ��� *��  A birthday party was held at  the home of Ivor B. Jergenson,  Saturday evening, January 25,  ininonor of Mrs. Elmer M. Jer-  gonson's birthday. She received  many fine gifts, among the best  a love||j^cake baked by Miss  Ethel'-'i^CKel. and we all enjoyed  this gift and refreshments served by Mrs. Jergenson,  * *    * ��� ��� \  ; During the recent storm the  fug boat La Maunt ran on a rock  at the entrance to Welcome Pass.  Two of the men managed to get  ashore and walked along the  beach in to Secret Cove and  summoned help.    All the men  aboard the tug boat were saved.  * *    *  Why blame the bad roads on  the weather, we never, had any  good roads to start with. After  all they have lot worse weather  back east and yet I am told both  roads and the price of license  are much better. In some provinces as low as $5 a year for any  car.   What are we waiting for?  GENERAL  *k  PENDER HARBOR  Groceries ��� Meats  Drygoods ��� Drugs  Hardware  ���  Fishing Tackle  *  Independent Fish  Buyers  ���     -  Ship Chandlers  ���  Home Oil Products  at  HASSANS' WHARVES  Bank or Montreal   'jflf g/$}f  TO A HIUI0H CAIUBIAItt  GIBSONS LANDING. B.C.  Sub-agency to Carrall and Hastings  Sts.  Branch, Vancouver, B.C.  Change of Service  Following a recent canvass of local opinion days  and hours of opening are now:  TUESDAY ��� 10:45 e.m. ��� 2:30 p.m.  FRIDAY ��� 10:45  a.m. ��� 2:30 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". Page Eight  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, February 14, 1947  tMWWHffWHEMB  lews  By ELSIE  KORHONE  THE PAST two weeks at school  have been more quiet than  ever. With this unusual cold  weather (Are we really still in  B.C.) the attendance at school  has dropped down quite low. In  spite of this, classes have been  kept up quite regularly.  One day we all dragged ourselves to school to find that  there was not to be any so it was  "Home James" from the teachers. But then, we don't ever  mind a day's holiday.  Last Tuesday we were fortunate to have the National Film  Board send up Mr. Bernard  Korchinski to the school to  show to us some very interesting and educational films. We  all want to thank Mr. Korchinski and the Film board for these  films, and hope to see him back  again.  Educational movies are coming into the school more than  ever. This proves to be a much  more effective method of learning than the "dry" text books.  Some time ago the Sechelt  school board bought a movie  camera to be used by the schools  in this'"district so that students  may find classes more interesting; H.S.U.S. has already had  the benefit of this machine.  These same filrris are again  shown in the evening of the day  on which they are shown in the  school, which is Thursday of  every fifth week. The next  showing will be on March 13.  The purpose of having a second  showing in the evening (free of  cost) is to give the adults some  worth while entertainment and  also to show exactly what their  children here at school are getting from this form of education. Surely all you parents are  interested in your own children  as well as in widening your own  scope of learning, so the next  time the films arrive we hope  to see more of you parents at  the night showing. These movies  MURDOCK  Marine Supply  ��� FRESH MEATS*  m HARDWARE  ��� SHELL OIL  ��� FISH CAMP  Pender Harbour  BAD ROADS and new steamer  schedules have combined to  play havoc with the news services of The Coast News lately.  Suspension of bus service has  delayed our getting many of our  news items from points scattered along the peninsula, and frequent breakdowns on the government telegraph service has  added to the chaos. We hope  our readers will bear with us  until old man winter loosens  his grip around these parts.  Improvement Assn.  To Meet February 17  THE REGULAR meeting of the  Roberts Creek Improvement  Association will be held February 17 at 8 p.m., in the recreation room at the Kewpie Kamp.  The president, Mr. R. Waller,  will report on developments regarding subjects of consequence  to every resident ��� electric  power, docking facilities.        '���*  You are urged to make this a  "must" date.  are well prepared and certainly  are worth seeing.  WHAT'S   BUZZIN'  We were sorry to see/Mr.  Trueman absent from school for  a few days because of a very  bad cold. But thanks to the  grateful help of Mrs. Knight we  were able to continue our  classes.  The primary room was taken  over by Mrs. Armour last  Thursday in the absence of Miss  New, who was compelled to  leave for the, General Hospital  where she is to undergo a minor  operation. Hope to see you  back at H.S.U.S. very soon,  Miss New.  Notice the bruises on the High  School fello\ys? Simple ���- for  the past week the girls have  taken physical ed. with them  because of the small. classes.  That's women for you,  boys!!!  During the recent plague of  snowball throwing Miss Pearson was seen escorting some of  the girls down the hill (or was  it ��� vice-versa). But it seems  that even Miss Pearson made a  pretty good target. (Let's get  the linament out!)  One never knows what's next.  Now we've even got some energetic boxers in the male population of our school. In the bouts  last Saturday at Port Mellon  were Chuck Kane, Jack Wiren  and Bill Razzel. * Getting ready  to get even with the girls,  FOOD SPECIALS  BROWN BEANS:      2 lbs. 25c  TOMATOES:   28-oz. tin  ___ 18c  MUSHROOM SOUP:   Campbell.   Each  15c  TOMATO SOUP:   Campbeil.   ____ _____��� 6 tins 69c  PEAS and CARROTS:   Each  ______    15c  SOAP:   Lifebuoy.    ~_ ___ 2 cakes 15c  CORNSTARCH:   Pkt.  14c  LAUNDRY STARCH:   Pkt.  15c  SARDINES:   Old Salt.   Tin  lie  MINUTE GELATIN:   Each _, ___  16c  SAUERKRAUT:   Tin . -���  17c  LIMA BEANS:   California.   Lb.  23c  Sec_helr Service Store  By MRS. G. MacKENZIE  THIS IS rather late in the day  but birthday greetings to Evelyn Berdahl and Jimmy Rusk.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Allen had their  son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter as guests last weekend.  -- *    *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Barney Foley  spent the week-end in Vancouver. ..;/',  Master John Lorking spent a  few days with Forsts prior to  sailing for Australia with his  parents. John's father is associated with the British Cables.  4c       *        * ,-  Mr. and Mrs. R. Stephen, Jr.,  from California, are at the  Creek    visiting  Mr.   and   Mrs.  Stephen.  * *    *  Mr.  Joel Lindwall left Roberts Creek last Sunday on his  way to Minstrel Island.   He ex:/  pects to be away for six months.  I'll bet you get homesick before  that, Joe!  * *    *  I noticed a poster saying we're  having a Valentine's dance at  the Creek on February 15. Novelties, too! It should be fun if  all we "stay-at-homes" get out  for a change.  * *    #  The National Film Board had  an attendance of 115 at the Kewpie Kamp ori February 5. There  were five reels shown covering  the "Red Cross Clothing Drive,"  "Famous Canadian Artists,"  "Don't be a Sucker," "The Advantage of Victory Bonds" and  last but not least, a good comic.  * *    *  The Gulf Mainland Co-operative are holding the annual  meeting at the Kewpie Kamp  on February 25 at 8 p.m.  The Red Cross are having  their next whist drive at the  Kewpie Kamp on February 28  at 8 p.m.  * * . *  Three years at Roberts Creek  has made Mrs. Carola Forst a  confirmed "country hick." She  arrived back from a few days in  Vancouver thinking how grand  it is to be where she can let  her hair down, take off her high  heels, be comfy���and get away  with it!  ���   -..'.'���������������    *    *    *  I met,a "Midnight Rider" last  Monday" midnight as I was  wending my way along the  "road!" I heard a very unfamiliar klomp-klompjng and  did, a bit of wondering for a few  seconds. The wild animals that  had been flitting through my  mind were soon blanked out  though as a horse and rider  passed at full gallop. Seems  some of the young fry were  having a night out on horseback.  How's chances for an "invite"  next time, kids?  I believe there's a birthday  due for Johnny Williams. Best  wishes!  *  *  Roddy MacKenzie celebrated  his 13th birthday on February 8  by having some school pals in  for a Valentine-birthday party.  Guests present ' were: Connie  Killam, Arlene Orr, Allison  Heron, Jacqie Johnson, Arlyne  Brown, Maureen Ross, Norma  Wallis, Lila Walker, Joan MacKenzie, Eugene Blomgren, Jeffery Newman, Walter Sand-  berg, Robert Jack, Earl Hen-  strich, Edward Shaw, Gordon  Smith.   :-.'������ ���������*������ - -V-    ���  4;      *     .*���-',���������        .-'Y.    -Z   -  The monthly meeting of? the  Roberts Creek p.T.A. was held  on Monday* Feb. 10 at the Kewpie Kamp. Mrs. C. Haslam, the  president, was iri the chair.  Brief reports were given by  the conveners on the past  month's activities.  Highlight of the evening was  a very interesting talk given by  Mrs. Low on the history and  making of pottery. A display  was shown with samples pf different clay from which the  articles were made. One bowl  was made from clay taken from  the Jack Reeves farm here at  the Creek.  Mrs. Low is a recent newcomer here and we heartily welcome such a talented resident.  # *    *  The regular meeting of Roberts Creek Improvement Association will be held February 17  at 8 p.m. in the recreation room  at the Kewpie Camp. The president, Mr. R. Waller, will report on developments in regard  to subjects of consequence^ to  every resident, such as electric  power, docking facilities, the  park, etc. All residents are  especially invited to attend and  to offer any suggestions.  * *    *  Did I hear "juvenile delinquency" mentioned ? Definitely  not among the thirteeners in  this community.  Do you really know "Jimmy  Jones" and that cute little "Mary  Smith" whp lives up the road a  piece?  I'll tell you what to do���-invite  a gang of them in for an evening's fun. You'll realize then  how proud we should be of our  youngsters. They're polite,  friendly, darned good sports and  all in all a simply super bunch  of kids, rmreally thrilled to  know my children ?haye such a  grand bunch to pal with.  I remember when I thought I  was the most ill-treated child  on earth ��� thought my parents  terribly mean.etc, because they  wouldn't let me do as I wanted.  Well, these children of ours  aren't one bit different than we  were. They balk at restrictions.  Didn't we? They get into jams.  Didn't we? We certainly didz  Take the time to think babk  that many years.    Remehiber?  These children of ours v are  okay. There isn't a potential  delinquent amongst thgriiarid  won't be if we ^give them half :a  break.    How about it, parents.  Old Timer Passes  SQUAMISH���William "Scotty"  Brown passed quietly away at  the hbme of Mr. and Mrs. T. K.  Smith, Tuesday morning, February 4. He was in his 79th  year. Liked and respected by  all in the community, he has  resided here for 34 years. Remains were sent to Toronto.for  burial.  Editor, The Coast News.  Sir ��� My bantarii is cutting  capers again. In the snow she  could not make a nest, so she  crashed the hen-house door, but  came out through the celoglass  window like Superman. I went  out to see.what was the racket.  It was a speed record for egg  laying. "And you .call this a  free country/' sez she. "What  is the matter with it," sez I.  "We don't need two governors, although the one we haye  is not very spectacular. He just  sneaks off to Ottawa, and comes  back with the pot of gold. Now  we Will get our roads fixed,  thank goodness/ and why if I  don't like it, you should go to  Europe, where the socialist goy-  jgrninerit in Britain is turning  blue, under their proposed New  3farm Bill. You, Madam Bantam, will have to weigh jn  spurs, an* all, and give an' account of operational perforin-  ance, or cross ^th^; English Chaft-  nel, where they have n|t  ; decided yet, whose prerogative  it is to kill Whom. We could do  better here.yMaybe^^we nejed  Chief   Wm.    Scow    after    our  .SCalpS."  .������.';������;���������������     -���?���: . 'y  With that my bantam struts  away muttering, "Free enter4-  prize for me, they can have  their streamlined systems. Golct  is where you find it."  Margaret Allan,  Sechelt," B.C.  ��� ��� ..  ��� y.     ���. ��� y ���   ������'���-.���       " ���  Squamish  P.T.A. Forms  Health Committee  TJIE REGULAR meeting of the  Squamish^ P/T.A. was held  Tuesday evening, February 4 in  " th&: school i with 30 i^embers  present." y :zy:iz   -   ..   Z'~"'r'~~  Main business of the evening  was the formation ..of a health  committee to .look;. *rito health  rules cbricernirig the schools; a  demonstration of the new ditto  machine was given by Mr. Warr.  The date for. the annual Country  Fair; was set for April 18.  Moving pictures of the Christmas concert were shown to the  meeting and enjoyed by all  present.  Mr. Warr's room won the  "travelling picture for February."     y" 'Yy  Freshmen in parliament are  advised to "mafce a noise." The  other play is a mysterious silence, leading the gullible to  conclude tfeat one may be up to  something, intelligent.  PAINTER ami  DECORATOR  Granthams Landing  __.���.���_�����,,  Don't Let Those  't   Get You Down!  See us for satisfactory relief from colds in the  head, throat and chest.  Y'*     -ZZ:-zi^  ltANCTS DRtJG BTORE  GIBSONS LANDING  *��� .      ��� ...  ''���."���������_ ,v ��� .Yy        ���.   . "V  '"   '    ' ��� '    -     ���-"'������  ^__^____       ; .r:-/-'\ v - ..-.���:        ���  _r^m~.iii��~���~��i_-jn_i."_:_.^i_��~_��n-���T1��  ^jL>w.

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