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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 Creek, Roberts Creek, Granthams Landing, Egmont, Hopkins  Landing, Brackendale, Cheekeye, etc.  A MEETING of Roberts Creek  ��� Improvement Association was  held June 24 at the Community  Hall. A three-way program  had been put on 'by the energetic entertainment committee  to raise funds toward the basket  picnic to be held at Elphinstone  park in the afternoon of July 6.  A novel feature of the program  was Tan auction Of articles gen-  - erbttkl# given for the purpose.  Mr. Jack Eldred was auctioneer,  and in this capacity? even-Mrs.  Eldred's poultry went tmder Jkis;  hammer. ; Atta boy, Jack, iirie  enthusiasm 1  Music and the use of the hall  were donated, so that altogether  a substantial sum was realized.  This; augmented by fine donations from the Legion and the  Farmers' ^Institute, adds up to  bright prospects for ice cream  and prizes for the kiddies. Our  thanks to all who assisted.  July 22 is' the date set for the  next general meeting.  First Aid Group  Now Available  At Half moon Bay  FIRST AID service, particularly  v; for the sujn^ner-^  the coriiniunittes around! Half-i  moon Bay will be available from  ay group Of ladies who have been  gained aridequipped by? tlie St  [i John Ambulance bi^igade;  PUBLISHED  BY  THE   COAST  NEWS,  XZMZTEB  Business Office: Half Moon Bay, B. C. National Advertising-*Office: PoweU Stiver, B. C.  Halfmoon Bay, B. C. Friday. July 4, 1947  5c Per Copy, $2.50 Per Year, by Mail  ELECTS OFFICERS  SELMA PARK���At a meeting  held June 23, the following  permanent officers were elected  for the Community Centre:  President, Mrs. G. Colson; vice-  president, Frank Wheeler:  # treasurer, BertpSim; secretary,  ���"���*~Miss 'Ay-Millar:--'- yW^ ���,  The papers have- b��enTsigr_ed  for incorporation and sent to  Victoria. latere will be no further meetings until September.  To raise additional funds for  the Community Centre plans  are under way for a Summer  Fair. Further announcements  will be given later. In the  meantime a Garden Party is  being arranged for the afternoon of July 11 in the garden of  Mrs. F. D. Rice at Selma Park.  Tea will be served from 2 to 5  o'clock,, and there will be a  white elephant stall. Conveners  are Mrs. W. Schott; Mrs. S. McKay and Mrs. E. Tonbridge.  OPENED JUNE 30 AT GIBSON'S . . .  Nany New  ��� SE��HEB3pipSi^  ffing  ym^  banded together ^yian auxiliary  of the Order of ^Str John; ���' and  have been officially appointed  hy R. D. deL; Harwood; pro-  j vincial superintendent of the St...  'John Ambulance brigade, by  whbrii they "were supplied with  |the necessary first aid equip-  ���inent. :���..:���'.'���:.'������������.���/'^  fe\,The group will be prepared to  [{offer first aid to cases in heed;  [and will be available by contacting. Mrs. Meiklev Dr. War-  ; riner, of zSt :^Mary>s hospital at  f Pender Harbour is cobperatirijg  I with the group so that the speediest and best assistance may be  ^available at all times when  [heeded.  Denise McCulloch's  Eighth Birthday  Is Honored  A BIRTHDAY party in honor of  i Denise McCulloch on: her  I eighth birthday was held at  Granthams Landing on Friday,  June 13. The table \iras tastefully decprated iri gink arid  white with ai big birthday ckke  in, the centre.  -Each girl wore a pink crepe  aprdhmade by the hostess, IVJrs.  McCulloch. Mrs.       Nygren,  grandmother of Denise, presided at the table. .  Guests included Mary Walch,  Agnes, Polly Anne and Helen  Hewat, Marillyri plows, Lauretta and Dorina Monks and Jill  Cruickshank- Outdoor and  table games were played. A  good time was had by &I1, iiri-  cluding two little boys who  Crashed trib party, y       y-  . work. ,$$r*l&^^  the Cessna line, and will be based on Sechelt Inlet, where Mr.  Johnson is t>uilding a hangar for  it. He gpt:ifuisypnvja^'',ticke1|;'last  year, 'flying with Vancouver's  U-Fly, a popular club at Vancouver airport, which offers  complete training courses.  ROBERTS CREEK ��� To the  travelling library under the  auspices of the P.T.A. at Roberts  Creek which is housed at the  home of Mrs. Rookes, adjacent  to the post office, there have  lately been added a number of  books yy7^.ichr it is hoped, will  form the nucleus of a permanent  library worthy in time to come  Of this forward-looking community with its wide variety of  interests, cultural and basic.  These books are the gift or  loan from those who felt they  would like to pass on to a wider  circle of readers of different  ages and tastes that which they  and their children have so much  enjoyed.  It is gratifying to the P.T.A.  to find that many children have  become constant readers and  show a'feeling for the bejst. Indeed the Green Grass of Wyoming is in s'uch demand, that  names have to be put down and  taken in order1. There is an  old saying that "you can take  a horse to the water biit" you  c^n't make him drink." Chances  are if you lead him to clear and  sparkling water, he will drink  long and thirstily.  Sl^^lifb^lS^wishes it 'to. be  .M0ISKiiiil^ipers'' aii& simij  lllie'y^fii^meU^  l;0l��!^lMMm^. ��� -'We 'have :a  large number of detective arid  mystery stories���paper-covered  ���suitable for wet day reading.  The occasional wet day may be  expected during July and-August even in the banana belt of  Roberts Creek.  traw  s  my summer oeason  eatre  s  OPENING night of The Island  Theatre summer-stock company's program took place at  Gibsons Landing June 30, with  a highly successful presentation.  . Called "B. C.'s Straw Hat  Theatre", the professional stock  company is under the direction  of Eric Whitehead. "It is our  sincere aim to establish top-  grade legitimate stage entertainment on a permanent and progressive basis," Mr. Whitehead  said. "This is for the benefit  of the fine Canadian actors and  actresses in our midst who are  forced to go south to follow their  profession  because   of   lack   of  ��� opportunity. Jiere..   '.   '.  "Our plan is solidified particularly by the fact that we are  basically a dramatic college, existing for the dual purpose of  entertaining and teaching, and  for the first time in the history  Of Canadian drama, Americans  are coming north of the border  to learn this stage arts from Canadians," Mr. Whitehead went  on. "We have enrolled students  from Washington and pregon,  all with Considerable experience  in civic yand university dramatics, and all of whom obviously  '' i^cj^^e-j^  v Mr. Fred Silvester was visiting Mr. and Mrs. P. Wood over  the week-end.     /  The turtle is the only animal  on earth that can draw itself up  until it is completely surrounded by its ribs.  LOCAL DIRECTOR WILL SPEAK .  Canad  Corif  A judge decided that just be^  cause she tried on hats for seven  hours Straight, a woman wasn't  necessarily insane. But maybe  ;��� he didn't see the hats.  onrerence  ANNUAL meeting of the Western Canada Theatre conference will be held at the Banff  School of Fine Arts; from August 19 to 22- The theme of the  conference will be a y Canadiah  National Theatre."  Professional theatre groups,  drama leagues and amateur  dramatic grbups frdiri the four  western provinces of the Do-  riiiriion will be represented.  Special visitors from the east of  Canada will al?o attend this  highly important event in the  development of the theatre in  Canada.  The annual meeting of the  conference is open to all those,  interested in the future of the  theatre in; Canada, and it is  hoped that many will accept the  cordial inyltatipn to attend. ���  Guest speaker will be Mr.  Herman Voaden, president of  ;fhe: Canadian Ati;s Council, arid  Canada's representative on UN-  ESjGOt Mr. Vbadbri will speak  on the recent meeting of UNESCO   arid   will   consider   the  place of the Canadian theatre  in Canada's international cultural relations.  . ^ . <  Principal speakers will include: Professor Kenneth W.  Gordon, University oi Saskatchewan; Mr. Donald Cameron,  director bf the Banff School of  Fine Arts; Mr. Gwillym Edwards of the Alberta Drama  League; Professor Emrys Jones  of the University of Saskatchewan; Mr. Sidney Risk, director  of the Everyman Theatre, Gibsons Landing; Mr. Gordon Hil-  ker, for the Theatre Under the  Stars; Miss Dorothy Soiriierset  of the University of British Columbia, and many others.  Those interested iri attending  the conference meeting in Banff  are invited to get in touch with  Miss Dorothy Somerset, president of the WCTC, at the University of British Columbia, or  Mr. Kenneth W. Gordon, secretary-treasurer, University of  Alberta.  "We hope, that this, year will  point the' way to greater plans  from year to year, the ultimate  ��� of which is the building of fine  outdoor bowls on., the .Peninsula,  Bowdii ,^nd Horkeshoe. Bay. We  feel cbrifrdierit that the public  will recognize the sincerity of  our efforts and appreciate the  type of entertainment we will  offer. " '. =y.        '_���_.'���  "For all of our productions we  build complete new sets and  scenery, and we transport our  own lights, curtains, props, etc.,  to ensure a polished production,"  Mr. Whitehead said.  The company makes its headquarters on Bowen Island, and  includes seven professional actor-instructors, three technicians  and 10 students. They plan to  play a triangular circuit, Gibsons, Horseshoe and Bowen.  The B. C. group initiating this  theatrical venture is headed by  Juan Root, a young actor of wide  experience on the stage and  radio, known particularly well  by CBC audiences across the  country, and known also by-such  folk as�� Anna Neagle, Dennis  King and Eddie Bracken, with  whom he has appeared in stock.  Root, himself now a permanent  resident of Bowen Island, is  sharing directional and leading-  man duties with another western actor of national stage and  radio repute, Sam Payne.  AN AMBITIOUS  PROGRAM  Assisting these two are Dorothy Davies, Margaret Cunningham, Hilda Browne, Doug Has-  kins and Juanita Woodman, all  members of the permanent staff.  Larry McCance is chief technician and designer of sets.  Two guest lecturers who will  come regularly to Bowen Island  to- teach special courses in radio  and classical drama respectively,  are Doug Haskins of the CBC,  and Yvonne Firkins, well known  in coast drama.  The company is tackling the  colossal. job of producing nine  first-class plays in as many  weeks.  The professional staff actors  will bear the brunt of the work,  assisted by occasional guest artists; bhe~bf whom is the widely  known actor, E. V. Young.  Students, after lectures" in  speech, stage presence, makeup, classical drama, radio dramatics and stagecraft, will top  off their day's work with supporting roles in the night performances.  Gibsons Landing  School Lists  GIBSONS LANDING���Following is the promotion list from  Gibsons Landing High School,  as provided by Principal A. $.  Trueman. All the results are  subject to 'th^ departmental ex-  ���, animations ; and the ^successful  coiripletion ��� o�� - correspondence  courses.  From grade nine to ten: With  A standing, Ted Parnwell; with  B standing, Ruth Chadsey,  David Collins, Bud Foulkes,  Yvonne Palmer, Maldwyn  Thomas, Ruth Westvand; with C  plus standing, Marie Hinsche,  Pearl Kane, Jean McQueen,  Barry Palmer; passed, Murray  Begg, Donald Brown, Jon  Evans, Marilyn Foley, Gloria  Forst, Velma Cresswell, Edna  Plows, Roy Wallis, Margaret  Weal, Kay Coleridge, Cliff Gibson. Passed in the courses ���  named: Robert Graham���English 3, social studies 3, health 3,  mathematics 3; Arthur Rhodes  ���English 3, social studies 3,  health 3, mathematics 3, French  1.  From grade ten to eleven:  With A standing, Pat Slinn; B-  standing, Doreen Shaw; passed,.  Iola King, Wilfred Nestman,.  Alberta Moir, Ruth Norris,,  James Smith, Claire Veitch.  Passed in courses named: Bernard D'Aoust���Social studies 4,  health 4, maths 4, general  science 4, French 1.  From grade eleven to twelve:  With A standing, Mary Slinn; B  standing, Elsie Korhone; C plus  standing, Eleanor Arrowsmith,  Janet Bernhof, Margaret Clarke,  Sheila Klein, Shirley Kirkland,  Jean Lock, Eleanor Shaw; passed, Harold Bernhof, John Wiren.  mm Page Two.  THE COAST NEWS. Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, July 4, 1947  Mhz Coast 2feuis  if  3 Lines  (15 Words)  for 35c     3 Insertions  (same ad)  60c  Sxtra words, above 15-word min., 2c each. Cash with ordei.  Totices,  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���  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.  y i   _  FOR SALE  26-FOOT troller, 4 h.p. marine  engine,    $300.     Chas.   Sundquist, Irvines Landing. 47  FOR SALE  PURE bred Jersey cow. Herman  Solberg, Porpoise Bay, Sechelt  B.C. 47  ~~ FOR SALE  60   ACRES   land   on   highway,  ysome timber, close to school.  Price $1,000.    Chas. Sundquist,  Irvines Landing. 48  T FOR SALE      ~ "���  5-TUBE Marconi mantle battery  /set radio.    Driftwood, - Selma  Park. .'*���/'. 47  :'f   ���-��� FOR SALE  KITCHEN range, chairs, table,  Winnipeg couch and miscellaneous household items. Call  at W. Goodlett, Halfmoon Bay.  '  !'/���:; 47  ~~ LOST  ONE RUBBER glove, left, with  leather     overcover.      if inder  please   return   to  B.C.   Power  ���Commission. * 48  ~~ LOST '."  BETWEEN Sechelt and Davis  Bay, an upper plate of false  teeth. $5.00 reward to finder.  Sam Sanders, c/o Wakefield  Inn, Sechelt. 48  "~ "wanted ~~  MIDDLE-AGED  lady for  care  of children few hours  daily.  Care for boy 5 years,  baby  1  year.      Apply    Totem    Lodge, -  Selma Park. 48  FOR SALE ""  12-Ft.   Rowboat,   $50;   1/7  h.p.  Johnson outboard motor. Apply  W*. F. Merrick, Beach Ave., Rob- ^  erts Creek: 48  FOR SACE  HORNET power chain saw, just  broken in; extra chain, filing  vise, 3-ft. bar, etc., $360. Cost  $450 new. E. M. Killam, Roberts  Creek. 1  ~ FOR SALE  PUPS, blue roan English Coc-'  kers, reasonable. W. Knowles,  Woodfibre. ;\ 1  ~~      FOR SALE  DOUBLE bed,  coil spring** and  mattress;     Myers     knapsack  sprayer.    Box M, Coast  News.  48  RADIO REPAIRS  and SERVICE  W. G. Fortt  c/o Wilson Creek Garage  Limited  WILSON CREEK  Hat-making is a home industry in South America, usually a  side-line to Indian farmers.  'S  ait the Wharf  Halfmoon Bay  GROCERIES. MEATS.  FRUITS. VEGETABLES  ir;  I  HOME  CAS  rd4Q*ta%  FULL LINE OF  HOME OIL PRODUCTS.  WHEN AT THE DOCK  REPLENISH YOUR STOCK  Agents for  B.C. AIRLINES  #  Make applications for  charter service  SHOP by MAIL  from  Powell Stores Ltd  Powell River, B. C.  The north coast's Most Modern Department Store  By JIM RENNIE  WITH apologies to those interested in my humble efforts,  for not attending to this column  . . . I'll try to make amends, so  leave us commence, as Archie  (not of Wakefield) would say.  * . *    *  A great exodus of locals for  the Toba Inlet region ... Charlie Royal and Ken Davis, Mr.  and Mrs. H. Gilbertson and  family, Tommy Higginson.,  Louise and baby going up later.  Quite a caravan when freight  and suitcases were, packed into  the cars for Pender Harbour to  board the Union steamer. We  hope they have a nice summer.  The camp here closed for a  week over the Dominion Dav  holiday, with Miss Penman off  to Vancouver, also the W. E.  Bownes, with Jqhnny, Gordon  and a few more staying so that  the local gals have company.  * *    *  Lynne Dunfield is up for the  holidays and will work in the  camp dining room if there is no  strike.  * *    *���  Mr. and Mrs. J. C; Browning  and Winnie are in their new  home, "Rill Rocks," and a lovely  spot it is, east of the camp.  Acreage was sold by Stan Arbo  and was that previously owned  by Captain Cope.  *���*���*���.  Congratulations to Gladys and  Charlie Royal on the arrival of  a brother for Wayne. Mr. Stork  got mixed up a bit, so that in-.  stead of Lynne,, David was the  name chosen.  Sid Smith is busy baching  whil0 VPhjl and, Kenneth, are  guests of Mr. and-Mrs.' H. Gargrave in Vancouver. What with  gardening and running the canning machine, Sid has no time  for celebrating.  ���*���   *    *  The Frank Luomers are busy  building their new cottage on a  lovely view lot west of Chapman Creek. They may have to  have a hand-rail up the path for  foggy nights, but the view is  worth it.  *    *    ��  Mr. Jack Puell-of .Regina is  spending a few days as house  guest of the L. H. Jacksons, Jack  is a cousin of the family, and has  not been to the coast for several  years and is consequently much  impressed with the development. He had an interesting  trip watching logging operations. : .' .-  *       *       *    ���  ������    - '  Trail's End Cottage is progressing nicely without any  pointed remarks from Gemini  lately  HE SPAKE to them a parable;  Behold the fig tree, and all  the trees; When they now shoot  forth, ye see and know of -your  own selves that summer is now  nigh at hand. So likewise ye,  when ye see these things come  to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.  Verily I say unto you, this  generation shall not pass away,  till all be fulfilled. Heaven and  earth shall:pass away: but My  words shall not pass away. And  take heed to yourselves, lest at  any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, , and .  drunkenness, and cares of this  life, and so that day come upon  you unawares. For as a snare  shall it come on all them that  dwell on the face of the whole  earth. Watch ye therefore, and  pray always, that ye may, be  accounted worthy to escape all  these things that shall come to  pass,   and  to  stand  before the  Son of Man.���St. Luke 21:29-36.  Have rnercy upon me, O God,  according to Thy loving-kindness: according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot  out my transgressions.  Purge me with hyssop, and I  shall be clean: wash me, and I  shall be whiter than snow.  Create in me a clean heart, O  God; and renew a right spirit  within me.���Psalm 51:1,7,10.  Guatemala is the only Central  American country that touches  both Mexico and the Pacific  Ocean.  Scientists say that 52 of Japan's 192 volcanoes are active:  HOWE SOUITO FA1UKEBS' afi��  WOMEN'S   XXTSTXZirTJ_8  ,  Plan Your Exhibits Now  and Comedo Our  FALL FAIR  AUGUST  20  Community  Hall,   CHbeona  XriLff.  t HV  Summer Courses  At University  EXTENSION summer courses  are filling up rapidly at U.B.C.  Here are the dates again, in  case you've mislaid your announcements:  Summer School of the Theatre: July 7-August 16. v  Summer School in RadioWrit-  ing: July 7-August 1.  Workshop in International  Relations: July 7-August 8,  The Art of Photography:yJuly  7-August 6. ..'������ .y^;.;  Painting for Pleasure $July1' ���$��.&  August 5.  Musical Styles���in Historical  Perspective: July 3-August 4.  Mail your application to the  Extension Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, as soon as possible.  cense bruises  Fast, beautifully appointed Norcraft  Cruiser "Breeze" operating from  Porpoise Bay dock.  Cruises up Sechelt Inlet tOySkopkumchuck, Glow-  holm Foils and Narrows Arm on 6 hour trip, leaving at 10 a.m. <iJaily.  Moonlight cruises every evening; leaving at 7:30  and 8:30 p.m;  NeW motor boats and rowboats for rent.  *v v  Salmon Trail ing* Tackle ^r^erit./  Phone Jim Rarker, Rockwood Lodge, Sechelt  Inquiries Invited  BUILDING  SUPPLIES  OFALLKINDS  m  Roil Roofing ������. ���' #,, Hardware :���.:.:  O  Building -�����peri O  Gyproe, Masonite  ���  Insulation  Materials       ��� Asphalt Floor Tiles  of all types. ���  Brick-type Siding  O ��� Sash.aiid Doors ':W-' -^mO^ Cedar'  \  GOOD SUPPLIES .  ..  PROMPT  DELIVERIES  \  Lumber and Supplies Ltd.  5842 FraserAve.. Vancouver. B.C..        Phone FRaser 1437 Friday, Juiy 4, 1947.  oberts Creek  .THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Page Tftree  Wm  Success  ROBERTS CREEK���The Credit  Union-Co.-op dance proved a  tremendous success financially  and pleasurably, as people came  from far and wide, travelling  all the way from Vancouver,  Halfmoon, Sechelt, Wilson  Creek and Gibsons.  Residents of Wilson Creek  walked away with the raffle  prizes. Mr. J. Fell won the lamp  and Mrs. F. Utting the groceries.^ Mr. i John Dupris won  the idoor prize. The spot prizes  were taken by Mrs. B. Denton  and Mr. F. Utting.  ��� Mr. J. Eldred acted as master  if ceremonies and during the  course bf the evening read off  .he prize-winning limerick  which was won by Barrie Swallow, Gibson's Landing, and is  printed below:  A bright little laddie was  Johnnie  Who decided it wise���to save  money,  ;���';���  He saw in C.U.,    '  An investment that grew,  With a future that sure was  honey.  Jock Scott  r  Philco  Electric and Batteries  Mantle Models  Now Available  Wilsdii Cr^elr  Garage Ltd.  WILSON CREEK  >-.  ��rrr.  City Heartbreak  WHEN I argue with my city  friends about the joys of the  i country they always tell me of  the bright lights and the undercurrent of excitement in the  stone streets of the big towns.  T The; gaiety is there, all right,  but sb is the heart-break. One  of the big biirg*s most "frequent  tragedies, an almost daily entry  , in the police records, is the  lonely death of an old man,  penniless and without friends.  "The body of an elderly man,  believed to be Joseph Green,  was found in a rooming house  at 402, Blank Street. Death is  believed due to natural causes."  So goes'the terse obituary of  the destitute.  OVERTAKEN  Many of these old men die by  their own hand, too tired to  trudge onward. The scream of  the inhalator wagon goes  through the midnight streets  and the firemen run up the narrow staircase of the building  weakly labelled "Rooms." Its a .  race they seldom win.  The scene is always the same.  I have seen it a hundred times,  and so has every other newspaperman who served his time  on the police beat. The drab,  dirty little room. The single  light j hanging from a cord in  the middle of the room, burning  faintly. The heavy, sour small of  t}*e jgas." The*empty wine jug-v  The last note, addressed to nobody, y  Oiily the skimpiest of details  are ever found about these men.  The  police,   themselves,  search  for a name. Once located, in the  hat band or on a liquor, permit, ,���  they have established identity.;,  It is the only thing that gives H  the old man a definite link with \'.  the worlcl.  Few of them leave a history.  Some perhaps are in the books;  aj police headquarters for v'ag-r  NEXT WEEK#S MOVIES  CHARLIE CHAN in   'DARK ALIBJ'  plus  THE CISCO KID in "GAY CA\4lJER/#  IRVINE'S LANDING -----.-_--_-----���- TUESDAY, JULY 8  SECHELT -..��� ___-.:1_��� THURSDAY, JULY 10  ROBERTS CREEK .__.... ... _.__,._.-___ FRIDAY, JULY 11  News ' ' News  __�� ���!���'__ i_i    _ "       ii ..i~ rm���    i������nr��~ ��� him��� m in���n ~��� mr1 r~ n~ '-������   ���~^���  ���.-'.,        .   ���' . ���     . v>--; -���:��.''- -  :- - ���     '���'������. -  ���"������.-. ;;;-, ������   : ���   ������ "    ���'.. _ . z?;-..*?!."���        . -i.v..  rancy or drunkenness and those  entries are usually the sole footnotes to a long life. The letters  they sometimes leave are pathetic, embittered and futile.  Rarely do they give a clue to "the  story of their lives. Maybe an  O. Henry or Mark Twain could  look between the lines and see  something there, but to other  eyes they arouse only a melancholy curiosity.  *o*%  POWER CHAIN SAW  ECONOMICAL ��� STURDY ��� LIGHTWEIGHT  NCO.US.MTQm  For Fsrf! Information Call or Writ*:  B.C Dfetfitateiw  TIME WON OUT  It-is hard even to imagine that  these men were once young,  that they have gone from the  cradle to this, through all the  phases of life. Old men who  are poor seem to look as if they  had been that way always, as if  they were born old and ragged.  Yet each of these men tasted  the fruit of youth, knew the  thundering joy of looking  ahead to the future, of. conquest  and of warmth and beauty.  This old man lying here under  the thumping, synthetic breath  of the pulmotor once flung himself, long-legged and naked,  into a swimming hole beneath  green maples, once walked  through fields of flowers and  smelled the new mown hay. He  knew the heart-flopping thrill  of calling on his first girl, of  opening his first pay envelope.  He dreamed in the sun of success and Worked hard with hrs  hands. Once he had hopes and  energy and courage.  ir  Most of all he had^people. He  had a mother and father and a  family who looked at him with  love and would weep for him  today. He had friends, real  friends, who somehow drifted  away. Now he is alone when  he heeds them most.  This is the tragedy of the old  men who die every day in the  dingy   rooming   houses; behind  the bright lights:p|.;the^^; cities. ^.  It 'is a mourhfuX story, I sup- J  pose,  but then you remember  the  things  the  old . m&ii. once:  had. Memories have; the quality  of immortality and perhaps the  old man is back once more in a  happier time and the light overhead is not the dull yellow of a  bulb, but a shining ray from a    IB  higher place. |  Gower Point Hostel |  Has Been Sold ��  THE BONNIE Brook Lodge at |  Gower Point has been taken, g  over by Lieut.-Gol. and Mrs..W. 1  Winston Mair. Tfyey are making ���  the lodge their home and in fu- ����  ture  hope to  make  it  a j year- [j  round   business,    its   attractive !  location near the sea makes the J  Bonnie  Brook  Lodge  an  ideal jj  place   to   spend   a   comfortable jj  holiday. I  Lieut.-Col.  Mair served  with M  the Canadian Army overseas for B  ;��� six years and saw action in all J  theatres of war.   He went over p  with the Saskatoon Light Infan- a  try, but during the war served ��=  with  the First  Special  Service J  Force and was with them when g  they landed in Southern France, g  During repatriation of the Ca- m  nadians he served as camp com- J  mandant   at   C.F.N,   in  Apple-. B  dorn, Holland. g  x     ' g    ���  Sight for Scholars |  EYE-SIGHT     which     requires |  correction   may   account   for j|  poor grades of some school chil- g  ��� dren, doctors declare.   The de- g  partment of national health, at g  Ottawa, has pointed out that low m ;  standing in class does not neces- , Jj  sarily indicate inferior intellect. B  The department urges the co- g  operation of teachers and par- m  ents with the family physician 1  to ensure that children are given B  a fair chance, through adjusted g  eye-sight   where   necessary,   to g  study and to avoid eye-strain. Sill  By INEZ WILLISON  (Held oyer from last week)  MRS. J. Austring and Mrs. Ivor  B. Jorgenson have left for  Vancouver to meet Mr. Austring, Patsy and Donald, who  drove up from San Francisco.  They will be guests of the Jor-  gensons for their vacation.  *  Eric Willison, Adolph Anderson, Ed Lang and Bill Craighead left on Saturday for northern  fishing  waters.    Best  of  luck to you boys!  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. George Gill are  spending the holiday at Garden  Bay.  * *    *  The residents of Secret Cove  'extend their sincerest sympathy  to the Jorgenson family during  their troublous time.  ��� *    *    *  Recent visitors at the Jorgen  son home were Mrs L. Austring  and her small son, Dick, of San  Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. B. Jorgenson, Mr. and Mrs. Thodeson  and Mr." Ed Carlson of New  Westminster; Phil Hacdford of  Vancouver.  * *    * ;  Mr.   Oliver   Hanson   left   on,  Wednesday for northern fishing;  waters. -  * * .  *  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ramsey;  have returned after several days:  spent in Vancouver on business.  * *    * ,  Mrs..J. McCrea spent a day  visiting at the Willison home.  * *    *  Mr. Henderson and son Oscar  stopped in on their way to  Prince Rupert.  The flageolet, a wind instrument of the flute family, is  usually made from ivory.  The mass of the moon has  been determined to be 80-100 of  the earth's mass.  UNION STORE  SECHELT  Ladies' Dresses  A NICE SELECTION JUST ARRIVED  Priced  from  $4.50 to $775  .Z..-p ���..*.-���*)''-;"  i&^-zM-^  SECHELT  ���l!i!BI!IIHI!!H!il��!!H!IIH  NION STEAMSHIPS  LTD. u ��  SUMMER  SCHEDULE I  Eitective Until Further Notice i  Gulf Coast - Howe Sound f  VANCOUVER���FENDER HARBOUR SERVICE 1  (Route 6) ���  IfORTHBOUND SOUTHBOUND fl|  Jke&ve  Vancouver _deave Pender Harbour g.  Tuesday   y....!. .. .  10:00 a.m.      Wednesday ... .  1:00 p.m. B  Thursday   ......... 10:30 a.m.     Friday  3:30 p.m. B\  Saturday   ........   12:30 Noon      Sunday   ..  6:15p.m. g,  VANCOUVER���SECHELT SERVICE |  (Route 6A- also Route 6) Hi  NOKTHBOUNB  Xieave Vancouver  Tuesday     10:00 a.m.  Thursday    10:30 a.m.  .Friday 6:3�� p.m.  Saturday   ...           2:00 p*m.  Sunday 9:00 a.m.  Sunday 6:00 p.m.  SOUTHBOUND  Xieave Sechelt  Tuesday      6:00 p.m.  Wednesday ......... 3:30 p.m.  Friday,"..',.....;.,...' 6:00 p-m.  Saturday     8:00 p.m.  Sunday  3:00 p.m.  Sunday         ...  8:30 p.m.  VANCOUVER���GRANTHAMS LANDING SERVICE  _&���. Ver.  2. v. Onus.  _&v. Ver.  Iiv. Grme.  Monday  9:30 a��m.  6:30 a.m.  Friday  9:00 a.m.  4:00 pan.  Monday  4:00 p.m.  Friday  7:00 p-m.  Tuesday  9 KM) a.m.  4:00 p.m.  Saturday  2:00 p.m.  4:30 p.m.  Wed.  9:00 a.m.  4.00 pan.  (approx.)  Thursday  9:00 a.sn.  5:15 p.m.  Sunday  9:30 a.m.  5:45 p.ni.  Ask ior New  Schedule No. 132  Write  UNION STEAMSHIPS LTD.  Vancouver, B. C.  or See Your Local Agent Page Four  GENERAL  TRUCKING  and FUEL  Gibson's Landing  MURDOCK  Marine Supply  ��� Groceries  ��� Fresh Meats and  Vegetables  ��� Hardware  ��� Shell Oil  ��� Fish Camp  Pender Harbour  HARRY'S SHOE  RENEW  Complete Shoe Rebuilding  Scissors and Knives  Sharpened  ��� .  H. REITER  Madeira Park  Dr. Leo Friesem  -   B-A., W.D., L.M.C.C.  PHYSICIAN AND  SURGEON  603 E. 15th Ave.  Corner of kingsway  ahd 15th Ave.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Phone FA. 3150  f  i  1  MARSHALL  BROS.  PLUMBING  and  HEATING  Servicing West Howe Sound  and  Sechelt Peninsula  GIBSONS  LANDING  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay,  B.C..  Special Broadcast...  Friday, July 4, 1947  By ARIES  MRS. JACK Redman entertained   her   mother,  Mrs.  O.  G.  Clampitt on her visit to Sechelt  from Vancouver.  *    *    *  Congratulations to the Power  family on arrival of a little son.  Mr. J. Power was overseas for  the duration and has now five  little ones, all of them glad to  see Daddy back. His wife is  Bertha Woods, well known to  us all. We don't know the name  of the new arrival but have an  idea it might be Jimmy.  . *    *    *  Mrs.  Les  Young has  as  her  guest this week her sister, Mrs.  Alec Thomson, with Sandra and  Buddy.     We   hope   they   enjoy  their  visit to Sechelt and will  come again.  *    *    *  Mr. Reg. Perkins who is secretary of Vancouver-North Liberal Association and incidently  James Sinclair's right hand  man was in Sechelt this week  when he stayed at Rockwood  Lodge and he tells me he certainly enjoyed Mrs. Peters cooking, and he should know as  Mrs. Perkins is a "number one  cook herself. It was Mr. Perkins' first visit here and he felt  very much at home at the  lodge, and we are hoping for  some organizing along Liberal  party lines before long.  St. Hilda's Anglican Sunday  school children had a wonderful  time at their annual picnic held  on the beach at Mrs. C. Arnold's  June 25. The weather did its  best to dampen their spirits,  but nothing could stop all those  healthy ydilngsters from consuming dozens of hot dogs, buns,  cookies and pails of lemonade.  tVEajor ��� Arnold :"Wa's} kept -busy  stoking the bonfire and pointing  sticks toy/toast the marshmal-  lows which the kiddies;; $t& with  great gusto. A jfe^ ve^^ted to  put their toes in the briiiey but  decided enough was enough on  a windy day. Games and a singsong were thoroughly enjoyed  by all. At the bitter end the  children were still full of pep  and rarin' to go, but Mrs. Arnold, Mrs. Redman and Mrs.  Brooker appeared to be using  their ankles for'feet. Thosewho  attended were Helen Defby^  Valerie Morrison, Jfanet I*6wer,  Ruth Greenaugh, Barbara Morrison, Merrily Jay, Margie  Power, Dorothy Lawson, Ditty  Jay, Eleanor Powell, Barbara  Billingsley, Jimmy Derby, Kenneth Greehaiigh, Bruce Redman,  Bobbie Power and Bert Sim.  "*'   '*. "*.'''  Mrs. Frank French had as her  guest; this^ ^ek-eiid Mrs. Bee  Horam.   They are old tillicums,  rmament Leaner uraes  "ARE  YOU  COVERED?"  see  P. G. McPherson  At Gibsons  FOR ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE  AND REAL ESTATE  -  "Pronipt Attention to Mail Orders!"  -^ RJESTMORE FURNITURE:  Beds, Springs, Mattresses  * GENERAL ELECTRIC APPLIANCES:  Radids,  Refrigerators and Washing Machines  -jir FURNITURE:   Occasional Tables,  Cedar Chests, Lamps, Etc.  urn  DRAMS FURNITURE  WESTVIEW, B. C���Phone 230  ���>.- j .-,  "PEOPLE everywhere are trying to find the good road that  will lead them to security. Awesome fear surrounds everyone.  It stalks the world. Conference  follows conference but peace  comes no nearer. Menacing  economic problems face both  the old world and the new. The  young United Nations sags under the weight of its problems  and the lack of the right spirit  in which to meet them. People  lose faith in their leaders, the  statesmen���earnest, able men-  toil but see no harvest."  These are the opening words  in a world shortwave broadcast  given by Dr. Frank N.'D. Buch-  man from Caux-sur-Montreux  on his birthday, June 4.  Dr. Buchman, the initiator and  founder of the Oxford Group  and its programme of moral re-  and Mrs. Horam was overseas in  the 1914 show with the A.S.C.  when she had two pips up. She  has been over again this show  with intelligence and came out  with rank of staff sergeant. She  is still very much the sergeant-  major and had Alice and the  cats forming fours sill week-end.  Even Wihkife, the weir known  Cocker spaniel, is expecting corporal's stripes any-time now.  *    *    *  Our pioneer family, Thomas  J. Cook, arrived in Sechelt in  1801, in the month of March.  He liked the plabe and decided  tb settle here and came back in  1894. He built a log cabin with  the Keij^qf i^^ ?Vic^^ on^iKe v,  place now oc&ipi<&_*hy ' Br^fce  Fleck. His daughter Ada was  theii sis months bid aihd the  first white child in Sechelt. She  is how Mrs. Sarn Daweof Vancouver. She has ay daughter,  Mrs}. James Steele ^ho tesides  here arid they have a little soh  Mark. Sb these are the fbur,  generations. Mr. Cook \<ras J.P.  here for many years arid has  many an interesting story to  tell of the old days. He is still  going strong and bright and  alert, although he suffered a  bad fall some time ago. He  went home to England in 1928,.  bringing l?ack with liirri wonderful antique furniture, and  apparently he \ thinks there is  no ,place like Sechelt although  I don't think he would ever  admit it.  ���  *    *'   *  Mrs. Ross, Mrs. Jay Merrily  arid Ditty are in Vancouver for  a little change from Sechelt.  Mrs. Jay will be attending slimmer school along with the ef f er-  vescerit; Miss ::zMarch^^..y\'^e/:\  hope to see ;therh both: back iUi  the fall term and iri the meantime sorry they have to work.  *    *.   *'/���'.,  Mrs. Redman Sr. had as her  house guest this week Mrs. W.  Cormack, well known to the old  timers here. Sorry we did not  see her but better luck next  time.  Boris'BeautyBar  Opposite  Howe Sound  Trading  Gibsons Landing  Complete7 line of ...  BEAUTTSEIWI^  Doris Bedwell,  Operator  mce Answer  armament is now in Switzerland  preparing for the second European assembly of moral rearmament. The assembly last  year was attended by representatives from 25 nations. Over  the last 25 years Frank Buchman has perseveringly built a  world-wide force of committed  people, morally, spiritually and  ideologically equipped to bring  an answer to the material and  idealogical confusion of today.  v DEEPER* PROBLEM  In his broadcast, Dr; Buch-  can said, "The truth is that our  problem goes deeper than economics or politics. It is ideological. Divisive ideologies strive  for the mastery of men's minds.  Thousands follow their banners  only because they see no convincing alternative. Not * all  governments have grasped the  paramount importance of ideological preparedness. A nation  which is materially strong may  be ideologically divided against  itself, and therefore hi danger.  Leaders who ignore this fact  will sell us short."  He reiterates his conviction  that "there is a road, a good  road among many false"ways, a  good road mainland must find  and follow. It is the great high  road of democracy's ihspifed  ideology. It is valid for every  nation. , It is essential for  world peace."  THIRD ROAD  Dry Buchman quotes an Arab  . fqr&gn !i^ ,.;���  ������ wobid;^_#-; the, cto^oi^i;%G^e^,y  road leads to revolution and  chaos. The other to reaction antj  despair. Moral rearmament is  the third wli^^ihe wiy of an  inspired democracy that Will  unite the ^b*^.M  "Dembctae_?s inspired ideology is a life to be lived," concluded ^;Buchma[n^ ."& road to  bey. followed. A whole new  order of statesmanship is required. Cabinet . ministers to  ririe weljl ix*us�� change people.  Ordinarily, cabinets do not have  that art. As men change, nations fihd ay heUr level Of living  that makes problems melt." !  Dr Buchman's broadcast was  heard, by special arrangement,  oyer Vancouver station.CKWX  on June 20. ;'�����>'.'���'���  The. moral rearmament movement, which has been reviyec>  since the war, has many avid  followers in British Columbia.  One bf the most active porkers iri thfeyteen^agie'pfrase bf the  niovement is Josephine��� Linzey,  formerly of' /Pojyelly Ri$efcyyand  now aii elementary - school  teacher in Vancouver.  By LES PETERSON  BORN to Mr. and Mrs. William  Malyea, on Friday, June 27, a  seven and one-half pound baby  girl. The event took place at  home, with Dr. A. M. Inglis attending. Mother and daughter  are reported doing well, and  the father very well indeed.  *    *    *  Interest and even concern in  some quarters was expressed  here recently when Jack Mc-  , Cance erected hitching rails oil  the 4ot between the post office  and Kullander Bros. Garage.  Jack's intentions are ��to quarter  a string of riding horses there,  the idea being that it is usually  easier for the horse to go to the  rider than vice versa. As to the  nuisance value ascribed to such  an assortment of giddy-ups, it  shoulc| be quite readily realized  that any enterprise of this nature will have considerably more  value than nuisance.  *.**���'.  Jim    Anderson,    of    Gibson  Shoe Renew, our merry mender  of  soles,   has   installed   a  new  stitcher in his diggings.   Gibsdri  Shoe Renew shoes have had the ,  name of lasting long.   Now they  should be more sew than ever.  *    *    *  Returned -r-r Donald Cochrane,.,';  of Headlands. Mr. Cochrane''  left this spring to do a trick at  teaching in Port Alice. Even  while away, D. Cochrane continued to contribute his slightly  caustic articles to the "B.C.  Teacher," iri which he had  written for many years.  Rumor has it that he will now-  fly into* further ��� construction on!  his hew1 home in the Headlands/  ���KJEEE^co^rj this isumme^  health authorities advise light;!  weight and Ibo&e clothing, 'par-l  ticularly around the neck. To!  " compensate the body for its!  natural loss of Water through;  perspiration, they ; prescribe  small drinks of water, at frequent intervals;  Sweetened drinks, the doctors  tell us, $iU only ereatesweater)  ^thirst if taken iti excess. Tcf  help replace the salt lost to the  *bdy through pei^piralibn, ancf  to offset possible heat cramps,  it is suggested that Canadians  take ���ff^S^^jM^fitatit table  two or, jthree tunes. a day, wit;  the|r sips of water. They'll feel  cooler then, too.    V 'A  "-������:::.; j     ������       j  One of the world's largest in|  stitutions of learning is El  Azhar University, Cairo. It has)  21,000 stiidehts;  wholesome food. So, say the;  nutritionists, let tea take sec-;  ond place, fekt ybiir regular  meals and then���? 3^u> wcw^t^uf4  fer from that hidden lninge].!  which a cup of tea stifles,   .yy  H. A. Roberts Limited  Jim Garson, formerly of Gibsons Ldnding, wishes  to announce his association with H. A. ROBERTS  LTD;, Real Estate and Insurance. !   '  If leaving Gibsons or Coastal Mainland be sure to  write Jirn Carson for advice or complete listings.  Also 14 offices throughout B.C. to serve Vou.  H. A. Roberts Limited  REAL ESTATENl NSURANCE~-MdRtGAGES  933 W. Pender St. Phbne MArine 6421  -  VANCOUVER, B. C.  i  i Friday, July 4, 1947  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Page Five  Overseas Parcels ...  .C. Agent-  rwti *  r*.  knives i ips on %oi.  DURING his visit to B.C. last  year, W. A. McAdam, agent-  general for British Columbia in  London, Eng., was "greatly impressed" by the fact that he  found such a large number of  people in the province who are  in the habit of sending parcels  to their friends and relatives in  in Xhfi United Kingdom. Mr. McAdam has received a number of  inquiries as to what the people  in ,the Old Country are most! in  need of in the way of foodstuffs,  and what items are most appreciated.  The list below contains his  suggestions as to the contents  and packing of parcels intended  for people in the United Kingdom.  CONTENTS  They must contain bona fide  Men, Women! Old at  40. 50,60! Get Pep  Feel Years Younger, Full of Vim  )on. always blame exhausted, wont-out, nm-dovra  eeling on your age.' Thousands amased at what a  Ittle pepping up with Ostrex will do. Contains tonie  >ften needed after 40 ��������� when body is weak, old Just  because Jacking iron also supplements ot calcium,  phosphorus. Vitamin Bj. A middle-aged doctor  rrites: "1 took It myself. Results were fine." Get  ntroductory size Ostrex Tonle Tablets today, lor.  my 36c. Why feel old? Try Ostrex to feel peppier,  let new Tim and feel years younger, this Tier <*���*���  for sale at all drug stocw eyorrwhere.  Spray Painting  Interior, or Exterior Painting  with Brush or Spray  Kalsomining If Required  ���;;yyr. ;Fi^ IMimates  ^f  ^z:i- zy-iyn y^h.���^^i, ^:^y.;y  Vic P$^er  ���' P*tul��r Harbour  ,. .ft  _ ! ! _ >. T_  GENERAL  .*".'.'������',.'. y' -*-*i: '- v  PENDER HARBOR  Groceries ��� Meats  Drygoods ������. Drugs  Fishing Tackle  !������������-,-',���:��� *  . ���:���  Independent Fish  ������������ ������XfioyeiB^.- ������  Ship Chandlers  Home Oil Products  '. at  HASSANS'WHARVES  ���j��*  personal gifts, and the contents  must consist wholly of foodstuffs:  Butter, or any lard substitute,  rendered and put into cans or  cartons; evaporated, condensed  and malted milk; powdered  eggs; canned meats, bacon and  fish; canned or dehydrated  soups, dried and dehydrated/  fruits; rice or wild rice, sago,  tapioca, pearl barley; sugar or  sweetenings * such as' maple  syrup, but not saccharine; prepared cake and muffin mixtures;  cookies, honey, marmalade,  treacle, jam; Christmas puddings, chocolate for cooking or  eating, nuts, jellies, gelatine desserts, plain granulated (Jello),  white flour, cooking oil or substitute, canned fruit, juices or  crystals, pastry and pudding  mixture, all types; cereals,  Cream of Wheat, etc.  Overseas cartons can be. purchased at most departmental  stores.  Pack contents tightly.  Write the address on carton,  and string well before wrapping  in heavy paper or sewing in unbleached cotton.  Print address on the outside  wrapping. String well again,  tieing with slip knot in several  places.  Declaration form must 0 be  properly filled in as to postal  regulations; Yellow Label No.  61 "Gift Food Parcel" can be  procured free of charge at all  post offices.   ~;  i Mark label* "Unsolicited Gift  Ffcod Patcej^so that'duty ^Will  hot be payable.  The whole parcel, With wrappings, etc., may weigh 20 lbs.,  but parcels travel better when  weighing not more than 11 lbs.  Include sender's name and address so that parcel may be acknowledged.  There are no restrictions on  the number of parcels which  may be sent.  Tan and Freckles  ARTIFICIAL measures for the  hastening of tan and freckles  are unwise and may be hazardous, according to health experts.  Tfcere is no safe way of removing them jprematurely, becausethey ^hsi$t of coloring .  matter, Or oigm��^ which terns  a p&rt of the deepe'r layers of  the skin. Only time can erase  them, as nature takes its course.  If you have had a becorriing  tan for the summer beach, you  mustn't expect to show; a  creamy White skin at the first  dance in the fail!, say^he health  authorities.  After all these years of trying, you'd think at least one city,  could get sill its downtown  streets torn up at once.  Come to  RUSSELL'S BAR3BER SHOP  for Your Haircuts  The Shop is in cottage next to  St: Mary's Hospital  GARDEN BAY,  PENDER HARBOUR  VETERANS should again be reminded that if thev wish to  take vocational training under  the rehabilitation program, their  application for same should be  filed with D.V.A. at once.  Although final deadline for  such training application is Dec.  31, 1947, (one year after cessation of hostilities) both D.V.A.  and C.V.T. are currently endeavoring to estimate future  training facility requirements,  and thus need to" know how  many veterans intend applying  for training in each field.  APPLY NOW  It is pointed out that veterans  making application now need  not necessarily commence training at once, provided they can  show good reason for not doing  so.  C.V.T.. officials state that  there are at present good placement opportunities for bricklayers, logscalers, power-saw  operators, boat builders, carpenters, deisel operators and  practical nurses.  OPENINGS NOW  There are now vacancies in  C.V.T. schools in all the above  vocations. Classes are located  in Vancouver, with the exception of the power-saw school  which is in Nanaimo.  ESTABLISHMENT of a system  of circuit magistrates to improve the administration of  justice in outlying JfjSarts" of  British Columbia is under consideration by- Hon. G. S. Wis-  mer, K.C., attorney-general.  Mr. Wismer stated that Magistrate H. S. Wood, Vancouver,  will visit Alberta shortly and  Will make a study of the circuit  system in operation there. He  will make a report to Mr. Wismer on its operation, and its  possible application to British  Columbia.  Under a circuit system the  provincial government Would  appoint lawyers as travelling  magistrates -who ���would ���!, visit  various centres to handle the  rribre irrijabrtant cases. Minor  infractions could ble dealt With  by the local justice of the peace.  UNRRA CONTRACTS  British Columbia has received  UNRRA contracts for fish and  fish products to a total of more  than $9,500,000,' Hon. L. H.  Eyres, minister of trade and industry has announced. The new  allocations are part^qf what has  ipeen described as a "post UNRRA" program. The value of  contracts placed in British Columbia on pehalf of UNRRA has  reached a total of nearly $13,-  000,000.  Mr. E^res also announced  that a sample shipment of seed  potatoes frorn British Columbia  have recently arrived iri Peru.  r  'Hill's Machine  Gibsons Landing  Marine and Automotive  Repairs  Precision Machinists  Arc and Acetylene Welding  Oil Burners Installed  and Repaired  a  a  By H.R.H.  VARSITY INVASION . . .  AND A CHEERING thought, too, that the nature of invasions can  change in a comparatively short time. Take the current 'Varsity  vets' invasion of our fair district. They're all over the place, a welcome addition to the general manpower situation���and how! Time  was, not so long ago, when invasions of like numbers could have  been greeted with such sentiments as "Shut the Door���They're  Coming Through the Windows/' etc.���remember even our mild'  form of blackout jitters? But in the case of these nice chaps, the"  applicable welcome is more in the nature of "Ouvrez la porte,  Richard"���if you'll forgive our high school high brow effort! Well  anyway, high���I mean, Hi guys, it's nice you hied our wye���oh my.  FOOD PARCEL POSTAGE AGAIN ...  THAT WE didn't think of it before! Some interested parties may  have, of course, but so far it has escaped our notice. How about  everyone who sends food and comfort parcels overseas penning  a line or two to our federal representative, James Sinclair, M.P.,  Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, asking him if any effort can be made  to reduce the postage rates on these relief and morale-boosting  parcels to Britain, at least? Surely no harm in trying. And what a  flood of letters could be sent!  Let's get going.  PRICE CONTROL . . .  THAT SOME of us are already missing the old ceiling that used  to hold the lid down a bit? For instance, a local small-fruit  grower and vendor has been asking a come-and-get-it price almost  two dollars in excess of local stores' delivered-at-your-door cost.  Some local housewives, anxious to fill the family's jam pots, evidently paid the price first and then started asking around re ceiling  prices. But the Consumers' Branch of the W.P.T.B. is reported now  defunct���so we suppose the best way now left is to be each his  or her own price-control officer, and find out the prevailing prices  from as many, sources as possible before we buy a commodity.  Of course, a superior product can usually command (and get) a  better price. Odd, how easy it is to bask in the inertia of relying  on somebody else!  They were received in good  condition, and were sent to the  northern section of Peru for  planting on experimental basis  by the ministry of agriculture  there.  This experiment may open up  a new outlet for seed potatoes  from British Columbia.  Tf^^it^Extra. ! ,  REFRESHING *and pleasant as  tea is, it should hot be treated  as a meai in itself. Food  authorities say that often a  vague craving for food results  in tea drinking at frequent  intervals. People fool themselves into thinking they heed  nothing else. The fact is, we  need three square meals a day.  BUY MEATS  with  CONFIDENCE  Compare our prices With  the city. We are^ 5 to 10%  lower. It pays to, shop for  your meats at . . .  H. KENNETT  BUTCHER  Next to Bank of Montreal  Gibsons Landing  Bright Worm Day* ore ot hand . . . BE PREPARED  Long's Drug Store hot these to protect and beautify  for Summer:  SUN GOGGLES:  A new and distincitve line.  (Polaroid,  Grantly, Croqkes). From __ ��� 25c to $5.00  GYPSY CREA^I:  Soothes, cools and protects.  . 65c  NIVEA CREA$_: ���_.:. 50c. $1.00. $2.25  BEAUTY MA&K:  Lady Ray new facial pack.   $2.25  CHARM KlML:  Horne permanent.   ��� $1.35  LIQUID BIPXQNE:   1,2 shades.    _ $1.25  POND'S ANGEL FACE:   New make-up.   Goes on without water.    _ _____���__. ___. $1.25  FILMS:  All sixes-���Verichrome and Super X  LANG'S DRUGS  GIBSONS LANDING  ���;;! r*\.; ,. ���    . ���.   SSvEE _F8^_Af !^__* SEE  ���:"���* V'!-'���*-*--'-  ^ HARPW/IRE and BUfLDfNG MATE R WIS  .���';.:.':,. ;-y vAl NO EXTRA 'COST TO; >^0U : ��� ''    !  y ^  y yOBTAINABLE WE W^  fit AG* ToStA  This Month's Special  FLASHLIGHTS COMPLETE $1.23  Exceptional Value  '���.'���jffiHfr-.^.'      1803  GRANVILLE   ST.   VANCOUVER. 4  -B. C;. Page Six  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Friday, July 4, 1947  By   PEARL   PUNNETT  IN.SPITE of the weatherman's  lack of co-operation, the annual school picnic was held on  Thursday, June 26. A ferry took  the children, their families and  friends to Whytecliff for the  day.     According   to   reports   it  was a gala event.  * *    *  Bowen Island won the soft-  ball game 4-3 last Sunday afternoon when they played P. Burns  Employees. They also won the  game Monday evening when  they took on the West Vancouver team.   The score was 6-5.  * *    *  On June 25 a group of Bowen  Islanders travelled to Port Mellon via Howe Sound Ferries to  see the ball game. Our boys  made a good start but lost out  to Port Mellon 7-3. Incidentally  the team sweaters were christened that night, and judging  from remarks that were passed  around, they looked pretty  sharp.  *  *  We are sorry to hear that Mrs.  Kinniston broke her ankle and  was taken to hospital on Friday.  * *    *  Mrs. F. Devenpeck was rushed to North Vancouver General  Hospital when she became ill  on Friday, June 27.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. R. Jarret are  spending.two weeks at their  summer home here. They have  as their guests Mr. and Mrs.  Bald.  Mrs. Morgan Miller and Mary,  of Pemberton, were visiting Mr.  and Mrs. J. Collins for a few  days.7 "':-;':'  Mrs.yAl- White   arrived 'last  week rttfv spend the summer at  Bowen.    She has been coming  here for twenty-seven years.  *������*���*  Mrs. Simpson of Turner Valley, Alberta, and Mrs. Ada Dunn  of San Gabriel, California, were  the guests, of Mr. and. Mrs. J.  Collins on the week-end.  From Eugene, Oregon, Mrs. J.  Moorehouse with Kenny and  Judy has come to spend her.vacation with her mother, Mrs. A.  Pollard.  Professor M. Eastman and  Professor Robinson are.enjoying their vacation at the former's' summer home at Mt.  Gardner Park.  BIBLE READING  WHEN Jesus saw their faith, He  : said unto the sick of the palsy,  Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.  But there were certain of the  scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth  this man thus speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins  but God only? And immediately  when Jesus preceived in His  spirit that they so reasoned  within themselves, He said unto  them,. Why reason ye these  things in your hearts? Whether  is it easier to sayyfethe, sick of  the. palsy, Thy sins i|^prgiyen  thee; or to say, Arise/$��t�� ytake  up thy bed^ and walk? Bt^jtjiat  ye'ymay know that the Son of^  man hath power on earth "to  forgive sins, (He saith to the  sick of the palsy), I say unto  thee. Arise, and take Up thy bed,  and; go thy way into thine house.  Ariel immediately he arose, took  upfihe bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that  they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, we never saw  it on this fashion. ��� St. 3Y_ark  2:5-12.  ARRANGEMENTS have been  made for the purchase of 9,000  metric tons of edible oils from  Argentina, and that country  will buy from Canada an equal  quantity of newsprint. Negotiations involving a further 9,000  tons of oil are well advanced,  as the federal ^department of*  trade and commerce pursues its  barter system for goods in short  supply.  Although under international  allocation Canada is entitled to  import in 1947 about the same  amount as last year, some of our  previous sources of supply are  no longer available to us. Aggravating this situation, Canada's production of lard and other  animal and marine oils and fats  is running below last year's  levels.  To avoid complete chaos in  the baking industry, and the  virtual disappearance of household shortening from Canadian  retail stores, this country is  negotiating with Argentina for  the purchase of 18,000 tons of  edible oil, and arrangements  have now been finalized on the  first half of that amount. Their  prices though higher than last  year's, are considerably below  open market quotations prevailing at present.  The Argentine government  has drawn attention to difficulties in securing minimum supplies of newsprint, and to the  fact that Argentina is being less  favored in regard to supplies of  newsprint than other countries  also dependent on. Canadian  supplies. If the full 18,000 tons  of edible oils: <are received, the  newsprint tonnage" sent iri re- !  turn will be less than one-half  of one per cent of total Canadian production for 1947. Though  this agreement will raise the }  amount of normal commercial  newsprint shipments above last  year's level, Canada's total  newsprint exports to Argentina  in 1947 will be below the 1940-,  45 average.  It is thought that the over-all  per ton'price quoted to Argentina for its 9,000 tons of newsprint is close to $115���about the  price which Scandinavian producers are obtaining in that  market, and 15 per cent higher  than the price usually quoted by  Canadian mills tb users outside  United States.  The price which the. Argentine  government   is   paying   is  (Photb &Y Jaek^Cgsh);  >.T>iz  l^^'b^pr^f^Jd^f'.^f.. the  business. #;^^P^9 ��:<H  hemldcfcjjN Mj^^Mu.... w  lent phjbto^ftapns*; jor; a^frjgm  rigger iri jetton..;  spar wilfct^qll^  cables and^gfuy^iir#s-y for the  operation^y%3^in^ or sky^  lines u^d^^r^hee^ficie^  handlinc^Ccft felled 4ags; - Om  Pulp an��J '"Pager- Industry tise��  12 per cent ^afethe log^^t  in British Columbia's forests.   The majority of these Jogs is hemlock^ Thrs^epresents;   raw material from which seven pulp and paper hnills in British Columbiqy^ast yecir^ produced pulp and paper products to the total value   of   $35,000,000.00/ employing ^4;5Q0  men and women.  y;��^*%^i-x,  ���v. ��� !u -.1 ������!>��-��� ���T>.y.. ���iiji<; ' .'���     ���T*  '���fSW^  higher   than   the   price   which  Canadian mills are getting for  the newsprint they will ship to  the Argentine. Reason for this  is that the deal is being handled  by Canadian Commercial Corp.  and must cover shipments over  the. balance of the year ��� a  period during which prices at  Canadian mttls may riser  They extra price is to protect  the- government agency against  an increase: during the life of the  contract. If there is any "profit"  .^_i'V  to the government ifc"will Offset:  in   part   tM-substantial ^iloss  which another! v 'j^ovemmfent  agency (C^n^i^M ^^fictes  Stabilization Corp.)^is taking on  the purchase of 9,000' tons o��  edible fats.  GULF LINES LTD.  Iff. V. "GULF WING  n  Schedule of operations between VANCOUVER and PENDER HARBOUR  Calling at SecheSt and Halfmoon Bay  ROUTE No. 2    J"  NORTHBOUND  Lv. Vancouver  Ar. Sechelt __  Ar. Half moon  Ar. Pender* __  Monday  No  Northbound  Trip  Tuesday  9:30 sum.  11:45 aon.  12:30 pjn.  1:30 pjn.  Wednesday  9:30 a.m.  11:45 a.m.  12:30 pjn.  1:30 pin*  Thursday  Trip No. 1.  9:30 a*m.  11:45 ajn.  12:30 p.m,  1:30 p.m.  Thursday  Trip No. 2  6:15 p.m.  8:30pjn.  9:15 pan.  "10:15 pjn.  Friday ���*���  5:00. p.m.  7:15 p.m-  8:00 p.m.  9:00 pjn.  Saturday  1:00 p.xn.  3:15 p.m.  4:00 pjn.  5:00 p.m.  Sunday  Trip Jfo.: 1  11:00 ajn.  1:15 pjn.  2:00 pjn.  3:00 pjn.  Sunday  Trip No. 2  8:00 $1*;  Flag  10:45 pjn.  *NOTE���Pender Harbour Calls will be madfeat Irvine's Lndg., Garden Bay, Madiera Park  'NOTE���Saturday, 5:30 p.m., is  __y-  ��rom Irvines Landing, Pender Harbour  SOUTHBOUND  Lv. Pender  Lv. Halfmoon  Lv. Sechelt ___  Ar. Vancouver  Monday  5:30 ajn.  6:15 ajn.  8:30 ajn.  Tuesday  1:30 pjn.  3:00 pjn.  3:45 pjn.  6:00 pjn.  Wednesday  1:30 pjn.  3:00 pjn.  3:45 pjn.  6:00 pjn.  Thursday  1:30 pjn.  3:00 pjn.  3:45 pjn.  6:00 pjn.  7:00 ajn;;  8:15 ajn.  9:00 a.mi  11:15 ajn.  Saturday  Trip No. 1  8.00 ajn.  9.00 a.m.  ,  ���'��� 9��45t a.xn.  ;:  12:00 noon  Trip No. 2  5:30 pjn.  Direct to  Vancouver  8:45 p.m.  Sunday  3:00 pjn.  4:30 pjn.  5:15 pjn.  7;30 pjn.  For informotion please coll  Ferry Wharf,...ft. Colombia St.  Route No. 2 Schedule offeetive May 1, 1947,  MA. 4655 or MA. 7039  Vancouver, B.C.  crating  on  D:S.T.#  until further notice. Friday, July 4. 1947  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.  Page Seven  By CAROLA  MRS. R. Chivers and Mrs. Lewis  of    Elphinstone   Bay   school,  and  Mrs; Heron of East Roberts  school combined their forces to  hold one of the most successful  sports  days  ever  witnessed in  thiis community Wednesday iast  at East Roberts School. Classes  1, 2. 3, 4, 5 and 6 participating.  The three-legged race was won  by David Flumerfelt.y and Edward Catnpbell; the neck-tie  race 1^ Edward Shaw and Doris  WeaJtpthe suitcase race by Doris  Weajfe ;ahd#Ronny,-.-: ������ Blumgren,  Malcolm I^iiilani iahd ^ Connie  Gray; the sack racefby Benny  Jack arid Roy Killam;button  sewing by ��� Norma Wallis and  Eugene Blomgren; the egg race  bry (parbara killam and Celia  Flumerfelt.     Tea   was   served  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  A Complete  Hairdressing-  Service  yMLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments ���  later for the 41 mothers by boys  and girls of grade 6.  * *    *  Verna Taylor, sister of Mrs. J.  Rusk and Constable George  Taylor spent an enjoyable ten  days at the Creek.  * *    *  Len Simpson amazed the patrons in Shaw's store the other  day when he transported his  huge salmon into the store on a  wheelbarrow to be weighed���28  pounds the scales said!  * *    *  Joe Linwall, Alfred Olson,  Elis Sandberg and Jack Edlund  flew in from Minstrel Island to  spend a week's holiday with  their respective families at the  Creek.  * *    *  y!vyEric;;01son is down from Toba  ^hlett,^sufferiii^ |?i;injury to the  ' knee.' '''W ���     ��� y  ���*   *   *    .-y      ��� ���**<���'��� ���  Mr. Richard Carlson made a  business trip to Vancouver.  Young Howard is back at the  Creek to spend the vacation  months, with his mom, Mrs.  Richard Carlson.  Hand Crushed  In Mine Mishap  GEORGE Aaheland, 42, worker  at Britannia Mine, was taken  to Horseshoe Bay by speedboat  Friday with a crushed hand.  Making trouble* is too much  trouble to be much fun.  *\.  IN  HOUSE...  Vr  + r  ftMD  BARN ���  *���*_-   -*   -> "_. ���*:  V-  ':���';  .>s��H  _<^  M*  M  M>-  57s*  i^  s*  DUIRJO  WSmi��  gives a  lifetime of  SERVICE  jURQ PUMPS -are ^aast^ig.  water through thousands of  Canadian Farm Homes and  Barns. Modern Farmers realize  that the amount of labour and  time saved by running water pays  for a pump in a few months.  EMGO  FIXTURES  AND FITTINGS  SEE us for the latest Kitchen  . ; . Bathroom and Laundry  Fixtures and Fittings. We Will  gladly give you full information.  FOR SALES AND SERVICE ON ALL  YOUR NEEDS. CALL  VETERAN'S PLUMBING  ^i  ^  >*r.  3fe$Wr  PHONE 9511  WESTVIEW, B.C.  Ed Deviit  EMPIRE BRASS MFG. CO., LIMITED  1038 Homer Street, Vancouver, B.C.  CRICHTON  HAWKSHAW  Correspondent  STORK SHOWER  Ruby MacGregor was honored by her friends at the home of  Mrs. C. P. Browning on Wednesday, June 25. A presentation was made to her of a  "baby-tenda" and "plav-pen"  for her new wee son, Wayne.  The evening was soent in playing bridge and whist, the prize  winners being Mrs. Al Stewart,  Mrs. Jeanette Wallis and Mrs.  Helen Hill for bridge, and Mrs.  Nettie Hamilton, Mrs. T. Wharton and Mrs. Al Clark for whist.  The hostesses served a delicious  lunch and a good time was had  by all. Oh! the highlight of the  evening was when the presentation was made as Ruby got  <qiiite a surprise or shock when  she saw twins in tftj|play-pen.  On second glance hoiyever. they  turned out to be wee Mrs. Mabel  Howard and Mrs. Ann Dickinson.  SCHOOL PICNIC  Miss Mclntyre's class ended  the school term with a hike and  picnic. Grace Kennedy and  Greta Vollans assisted Miss Mcr  Intyre. Everything went fine till  one of the children walked into  a wasp's nest, then there were  lots of squeals, and several of  the children being stung but  tliere were no serious casualties.  BRAND NEW BABY  Mrs. McLeod Sr. is a grandma again, a new son being born  to Mr; and Mrs. Rod McLeod;  they are naming him Brian  Kenneth. Rod, who lives in  eastern Canada, has now two  boys. Neil, who is here at Britannia, has two girls. Our congrats to all the happy McLeods.  TO CALXFORNIA ,._./,y|LLU j y.y,  Pat and Dorothy ^Flanagan  and wee son, left Britannia this  week for sunny California. Our  very best wishes go with them  on their new venture. They  will be 'greatly missed as they  have been residents here for  many years.  SPORTS REPORTS  On Sunday, June 29, the Howe  Sound Lines Ltd. MV. "Bonna-  belle" came up and transported  the softball teams and followers  to the various communities.  Both of the Woodfibre teams  lost this past Sunday, Wood-  fibre ^ C.C. to Squamish Hardwoods, and Woodfibre to Britannia Mines C.C. Mount Sheer  Legion won from Squamish Rec.  Assn. After the games, which  were all played in the afternoon, the "Bonnabelle" held a  "community get - together  cruise" in the evening. It was  a lovely evening and all had a  grand time. The league standing is now:  W L Pet.  Woodfibre C.C. .-.. 5 1 .833  Mt. Sheer Legion ____   3   1    .750  Brit. Mines C.C    2   1    .666  Squamish Hdwds. ~   2   2   .500  Woodfibre Legion ~   2   3   .400  Squamish Legion    2   3   .400  Squamish Rec.Assn.   0   5   .000  As you can note the postponed  game between Britannia Mines  C.C. and Mount Sheer Legion  will be "crooshul."  HOLIDAY TIME  Now that the holiday season  is here I wish that all the subscribers and readers will have  many happy days. I will be  away with my family for the  next two weeks so you'll not be  hearing from me during that  time.   Cheerio.  44SV  In a brewery fire in England  480,000 bottles of beers exploded. It brings back memories of  when we made our own.  By HILDA LEE  A MOST enjoyable tea was  given on June 25th in the  Totem Lodge by Mrs. Charles  Prince in honor bf her stepdaughter, Mrs. C. Foster, who  has taken up permanent residence here. A sing-song, led by  Mrs. J. E. Lee, was greatly enjoyed. The tables were attractive with varied shades of roses.  Invited to meet the honoree  were Mrs. H; Steed, Mrs. J. Lee,  Mrs. F. 'Rice, Mrs. Pepperdine,  Mrs. W. Schott, Mrs. B. Sim,  Mrs. S. McKay, Mrs. Batchlor  Sr., Mrs. Batchlor Jr., Mrs. M.  Duval, Mrs. J.. Finlayson, Mrs.  Wheeler Sr., Mrs. J. Sowerby,  Mrs. Lund, Mrs. G. Colson, Mrs.  J. McGuinness, Mrs. H. Neal,  Miss    A.    Millar   and   Mrs.   F.  Wheeler.  * *    *  Mrs. Geo. Colson has her  grandchildren spending their  summer holidays with her.  * *    *  Miss Dixie Gibb of CBR, Vancouver, and Miss Mary Woodward, also from Vancouver,  were guests of Mrs. F. D. Rice  last week-end:  We are sorry to lose Mr. and  Mrs. F. Oliver and family from  Selma Park. They left last  week to take up their residence  in Vancouver, B.C.  * *    *  Mrs. M. Livesey is spending  some time in Vancouver to be  with her daughter, Miss Betty  Livesey, who underwent an  operation recently. We hope  she will soon be completely recovered.  * *    *  Enjoying a holiday as guests  at Selma Lodge are Miss A.  Heskin, Mrs. Turner, Miss V.  Smith, Mrs. J. McKissick, Miss  G.  Taylor, Misk Newmanl and  Mrs. Collett.  * ��� #    *  Mr. and Mrs.. E. Schott of  Victoria are spending a few  days with their son and daugh  ter-in-law,   Mr.   and   Mrs.   W.  Schott.  *    *    *  In honor of Mrs. R. Anderson  who is leaving shortly to reside  in Vancouver, a farewell party  was held at the home of Mrs. W.  Schott. Games and contests  were much enjoyed; Mrs. Anderson being the prize winner  of the spelling bee, and Mrs.  Ken Wood for the "most embarrassing moment." The guest of  honor was presented with a  Pyrex Coffee Percolater from  those present who included Mrs".  A. Billings, Mrs. F. Wheeler,  Mrs. Vel Walker, Mrs. Ethel  Walker, Mrs. F. Willows, Mrs.  E. Schott, Mrs. W. Schott and  Mrs. K. Wood.  GIBSONS  MARINE   SALES  (Next   door   to   Sea  Bus   office)  In Stock at City Prices . . .  XXTBOARSS ��� OUTBOARDS  ACCESSORIES  Agents for Brigifs & Stratton  Beasley's  General  Merchants  We Have a Good  Selection of  >  Supersilk  Hosiery  Leckie's Work Boots  ond Scampers  Standard Oil Products  $  Bus Stop  HALFMOON BAY  For Better Health  HARLEY C. ANDERSON  NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIAN  O-TFXCS HOUBS; -Hoit:, Wed*, .and Fri. only���9 a.m.- to 5 P-m.  Open Evening* toy Sped*. Appointment  Three Years _on Staff of Keystone Hospital, Chicago  (A Su^gieal and Physiotherapy Hospital)  So-. 15, OibBons landing, S.C.  DXST  MASSAOB  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���reasonable prices.  GIBSONS  IiANDING���Five   high  elevation  lots   for  residential and business. Prices $350 up.  GOWER POINT���3 lots���$400 each.  Good beach, over  1 acre each lot.  CALL  E, PARR PEARSON  Gulf Coast Manager, Halfmoon Bay  OR  CONSOLIDATED BROKERS LTD.  942 West Pender Siree*,  Vancouver. B.C. PA. 3348 Page Eight  THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay.  B.C..  Friday, July A, 1947  Scores 'False' Statements  aires James Siiaelan  REFUTING unqualified charges made here early last week  that a "secret" order-in-council was passed to enable  the importation of Polish girls for employment in a Quebec  textile mill, James Sinclair, federal Member of Parliament  for this riding, scored the author of the article (R. M.  Strachan) for "neglecting to obtain facts from authoritative sources."  = ���   city life. This drift makes it  very difficult to maintain any  sort of industry in the small  towns of Ontario and Quebec,  and yet the centralization of  industry in one or two big towns  is a bad thing for Canada. The  other loss of labour comes in  the spring, when the country  girls return to the farms. Because of these conditions the  mills have been operating far  below capacity. Mr. Dionne asserts he made every effort to  recruit labour in Quebec and  the Maritimes before asking  permission to import one hundred displaced persons.  As you will know from the  press, it was with difficulty that  he secured the permission.  Originally the girls were under  a two-year contract to him and  had to repay their fare by weekly deductions  from  their  pay  "There was no secret order-  in-council on this matter in any  way," Mr. Sinclair said. "The  statement is either deliberately  careless or made in complete  ignorance."  Some further relevant information on the matter is contained in a letter written to the  Vancouver Trades and Labor  Council, as follows:  Ottawa, Ont., June 14, 1947  R. K. Gervin,. Esq.,  Gen. Secretary-Treasurer,  Trades and Labor Council,  Vancouver, B.C.  Dear Sir:  Re: Importation of. Foreign  Labour   Under  Long-Term  Contracts.  I acknowledge receipt of your  letter of recent date with regard  to the above. I expect you are  referring jto the admission of  Polish displaced persons for the  Dionne Mills.  With regard to the Polish veterans, I feel that this country  had an obligation to take some  bf the 100,000 Polish soldiers  who were pur allies in Lybia  and Italy and who refused to go  back to Poland under a Soviet  regime. Canada is desperately  short of agricultural labour, and  so arrangements were made for  the admission of 4,000 Poles as  farm "labourers. Fares were  paid by the British government,  and the men assigned to farms  in various provinces, chiefly the  sugar beet farms which were  kept going during the waF*by  prisoners-of-war and Japanese.  While these Poles are committed  to working on farms for r two  years, they are not contracted  to any one farmer, and can quit  and move to another farm.  They are paid the current wages  for farm labour in the province  in which they work, and the  farmers of Canada are agreed  that they are doing their work  well.  The supply of displaced persons to the Dionne Mills is a  1 different question. The Dionne  Mills are the only industry in  the small town of St. George, in  the farming county of Beauce.  The mills pay the going rate of  Quebec textile mills, which is  admittedly shamefully low by  British Columbia standards. The  mills have a very heavy turnover of labour, for two reasons:  When workers become skilled  they naturally drift up to the  mills near Montreal, who pay  no more, but offer much more to  the worker in the way of big  cheques. Because of the protest in the House of Commons,  these conditions have greatly  changed���the fares are now being paid by the mills and the  two-year contract is changed to  a two-year guarantee of employment. The girls are being  paid above the Quebec minimum wage. The people of  Beauce welcomed them as assuring full production at the  mills. Mr. Dionne is in a position where he must be doubly  careful, for he is Member of  Parliament of the district, and  any suspicion that he was creating sweat-shop conditions or depriving local people of employment would result in his political defeat..  I believe that the permission  given to Mr. Dionne was wrong  in principle, as the Government,  not an individual, should bring  our share of the displaced per-'  sons to Canada. This is now  realized in" Ottawa. The incident, however, did one good  thing, in focussing /public attention on the fact that we, as a  nation, have done practically  nothing to alleviate the grave  problem of the millions of displaced people in Europe today.  Noble thoughts, fine speeches  and pious resolutions are of  little comfort to these despairing, homeless, hopeless people,  who if brought here under proper circumstances and with proper safeguards could add much  to our Dominion.  Yours sincerely,  ��� #  James Sinclair,  M.P. for Vancouver North.  IF YOU suffer from hay-fever  or so-called "rose colds" it  may be wise for you to avoid  swimming during seasons when  you are most subject to such  attacks. Doctors believe that  those suffering severe attacks of  hay fever should stay out of the  water altogether, to escape complications ., arising from chronic '  inflammation of the nose and  throat.  Snore Less  SNORING, so often accepted as  inevitable, should receive  medical attention, declares the  department of national health,  Ottawa. In a bulletin, the health  authorities state that snoring is,  common among sufferers from  some form of nose blockage,  and that persistent snorers  should see their family doctor  for corrective measures. 1  It Happened At  One of our patron's claims  to have wired the Northern Lights .  He also knows the length  of a short circuit.  EAT ACROSS THE  STREET  ���>  Bank of Montreal  GIBSONS LANDING/ B. C.  Sub-agency to Carrall and Hastings  Sts.  Branch, Vancouver, B.C. ^  Bank at Gibsons and have the benefit of both a "town"  account and full services 'brought to the door*. Rates  and facilities exactly similar to those at Carrall and  Hastings Branch.  Tuesday���10:45 a.m.���2:30 p.m.  Friday���10:45 a.m.~r2:30 p.m.  Ask for* our booklet, "Your Bank and How You May  Use It" and "Services of the Bank of Montreal".  Good Choice  Beaver __---___----._-------   Per sq. f t. i6c  Kenmore ^^������.���,^  ..���----- - -^Jl^���^^  Canec __,__L_---^^^ Per sq; f i; 7% c  (The above come in sheets in the following sizes: 4V6'f 4'x7',4'x8' and 4'xlO'}      ';  .-|$Kri!H^  Surface ai|d  Plsiiii I5oofiu��  in 45, 55 and 95 lb. Rolls  Also TAR PAPER and SHEATHING  itMSip^iivS^ii^ of Plumbing  Bathtiibs, Toilets, Sinks, Pipes, etc., for immediate delivery!      -I  HEADQUARTER^  WtdiiK-i:^fhufA  AGENTS FOR ^TINlT WM" I>,^  320,^  Wm. McFADDEN  Optometrist  510  West   Hastings Street  VANCOUVER  ���  ���'������"������  at Gibson's  Landing  EACH:;.,.,,..,,.  Friday and Saturday  Eyes Examined and Glasses  .Fitted ���  WITH 35-GAL. TANK  60-CYCLE MOTOR  for Currents of 110 or 220 Volts  Price, $135.00  J  GIBSONS LANDING


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