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Array By EARLE GRAY  REMINISCENT of% bygone -.days  and hand-in hand with the  "new look" is the revival of  old-time music and dancing. All  over the U.S. and Canada the  music of the square dance, one-  step, sqhpttische and quadrille  is once more-:-becoming the  style. - ,      ���';���;���  Not a place to be left behind  in the dizzy whirl of fashion  and style, Sechelt is also turning once mOre to the old-time  dances. , On the;: second Friday  of. every month; old-timers and  new gather at the Legion Hall  to hear and-dance to the music  of yesterday.: The crowds are  small, the music is usually by  records, but'the fun is unlimited. Indeed,' after attending one  of these dances one can readily  understand why old-time dancing is becoming so popular.  Last Friday when, for the  first1 time, "I attended one of  these affairs, I wasn't quite sure  what to expect. I thought it  would" probably be just square  dances, the type you have to  practice a couple of months before you can begin to dance.  But before the night was"*over  I was square dancing for the  first time, and enjoying it very  much.' Up until this, I never  knew just what a one-step was,  and when I heard" the music my  ears set up in "amazement. It  was the. type ��� of .music you  might expect to hear Beatrice  Kay, sing. J riever dreamed  that one, could, dance to such  music.        - ,-    '\  **-�� To such., old-timers as Mr. R.  Kean  and>son��� R.  Kean,  Mrs.  Kean," L and' _ other   old-timers,  -these -"dances " are, reminders of  v\ bygone,* days' ofChappy dancing  ' hours - in -'-the ; United  Farmers  Hall   attest-Rechelt,- where-  - dancers w*quld_.gather from far.  -"and nearjfo'hear the music of  the square Sahce.  To one unfamiliar with this  graceful ahd energetic type of  dancing (such' as myself) here  is ar> excellent .school of learning that runs a close second to  Arthur Murray. !_.  - The  dance  started  off  with  the quadrille.   Those who know  how and those who" didn't joined* in while,Mr.,Kean showed ���  them all the angles.z In no time  GIBSONS���C. P. ("Bal") Ballentine. announces that his  dance hall and theatre should  be open for the coming New  Year's Eve dance, and possibly  even by Christmas.  ' "Bal's", as the new building  is to be known, has been under  construction since late spring.  Although the business premises  below are not yet ready, the  upstairs will be ready to go as  soon as a heating unit can be  installed. The 90x60 combination theatre and dance hall is  beautifully lined and finished,  and is modern to the minute.  As a theatre, it has a projection room which will eliminate  virtually all noise of the machine, and acoustics which will  be free of echo and will leave  sound effects much clearer than  under present conditions. As  a dance hall, it is complete with  a lounge for the comfort of those  who have been overwhelmed  by the vigour of the sport.  For what Mr. Ballentine has  invested in this enterprise he  has also invested in the future  of Gibsons. He has gambled  that Gibsons will go ahead, and  he has built to accommodate,  not the patrons he can- expect  to see today, but those he hopes  to see in the future, for the  building is larger than is required to fill the -present needs.  It is hoped that his reckoning  proves to be correct.  _    ���.  Trudy Drew Weds  R. Kobierski  A  VERY pretty wedding took  place Saturday, November 29,,  at the priest's home in Campbell  River  when  Father Fitz-  "Old/Dock?'  ROBERTS CREEK ��� In the  passing, of. James H. Dock-  steader of Roberts Creek arid  late of Summerland, the district has lost one of its real old  merchandisers.  For a great number of years  he was the good will ambassador for the Easy Washing Machine Co. "Old Dock," as he  was called by his many friends  and business associates, will be  missed by young and old alike  in the district. His zeal to  serve his .community was given  freely, although through infirmities of late years, he was not  able to get around as he would  have liked to. His cheery smile  and kindly word was truly an  inspiration to everyone.  Serving a Progressive and tGroJK?irig  Area on B. C.'s Southern -<?oast.  Covers Sechelt, Gibsbns, Port Mellon, Woodfibre, Squatmish, Iryines  Landing. Half Moon \ Bay.-Tllardy  Island, Pender Harbour. Wilson"  Creek. Roberts Creek, \ Granthams  Landing, Egmont, Hopkins'Landing.  Brackendale,   Cheekeye,  etc.  PUBLISHED BY THE COAST HEWS, &X207SS  Business Office:  Sechelt, B.C. National Advertlfiiaar Ottiea, Powell Sivor, S.O.  Vol. Ill���No. 23  Sechelt, B. C.  Friday, December 19, 1947  5c per copy, $2.50 per year, by mail.  ���_���-   -- --- .. w -. _ _. gerald joined in marriage Miss  at all Has unexperienced caught ~ Trudy Drew,  daughter of Mr.  on and we were'off \n grand     and Mrs. George Drew.~of Wil-  style, twirling round and'round  tiirithe "hall-seemed to be doing  the,, .spinning. ,_.V ', ,   >\ ~' ;  Then came' the slower'jnusic  son Creek, and Robert-Kobierski, second sohc of Mr. and Mrs.  M. ��� 'Kobierski\ of Campbell  River. - The" bride looked lovely  , of the/waltz,, fox troj'andfthe . in a, silver grey ^costume with  French minuetT always follow-,., blacks accessories >with'which  After the first half hour of  this the men, perspiring ..^and  warm, began to one by one take  off their coats and often their  sweaters.  At eleven came ihe hi-light  of the evening when the food  was brought forward. Cookies,  cakes, jelly rolls and coffee  were diminished with a speed  that did justice to these delicacies.  After this the evening was  concluded by more dancing,  and when closing time finally  came at 1 a.m. all agreed it  was too early.  Despite the fact that only a  very small crowd attended, (11  people) it was a very successful  dance if success can be meas-  ur&d/ by ihe enjoyment derived.  The small crowd-may be partly  attributed to poor weather and  heavy rain. In future ,it is  hoped that better turn-outs will  be recorded.    '      .     *  BOWEN ISLAND  By   PEARL   PUNNETT  MR. AND Mrs: Fred Billington  have  been to  Sechelt for  a  few days' .vacation.  * ' *    *  Congratulations to Mr. and  Mrs. David McGraw. on their  golden wedding anniversary on  ���December 10. A reception was  held at the Hotel Georgia for  their friends and. relations. We  were glad to know that Mrs.  McGraw was well enough to  celebrate, as she had been ill  for quite some time.  * * ~ *  The regular monthly meeting  of the Canadian Legion Branch  150 was held on -Tuesday, December 9. New officers were  elected: Mr. Arthur. Dorman,  president; Mr. Ed. Lawrence,  vice-president, and Mr. George  Ward was re-elected secretary-  treasurer. The W.A. to branch  150 , re-elected .their" officers.  Mrs. P. Punnett, "president; Mrs.  B. Dorman, vice-president, and  Mrs. P. S! .Ward, secretary-  treasurer. The sale of-poppies  realized $27,  and proceeds for  raffle of diamond socks $9.65.  * *    *  A turkey shoot was held here  over the week-end. Bill Farrell had top score and Walt  Green second. There was some  good shooting among the contestants.  * *    *  If there is any one at Wilson  Creek _u_d way points who re-  members Bob Punnett, he_  wishes, - them all, the compliments- ol.-the season from his  "lung"' ifii'the .Vancouver General Hospital.  * *    *  A. Happy Christmas to all  readers and staff of the Coast  News from your correspondent  here.  She was* attended by her sister, Mrs. Percy Allen who was  becomingly gowned in a rose  suit with black accessories and  her flowers were white carnations. :'-y-;>"     ZZZ. yy./.  The groom was supported by  Leon Gagne as best man.  Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home-  of the groom's parents when  nineteen guests sat down to a  bounteous wedding dinner. The  table being centred wifti a lovely three tiered wedding cake  topped with a miniature bride  and groom. The rooms were  decorated for the occasion with  pink and 'white streamers and  white wedding bells. Mrs. Jul  ian Boschalk assisted in serving  the guests at dinner and later in  the evening when a buffet supper was served.  Mr. and Mrs. Kobierski will  make their home in Campbell  River.  School District  Elects Trustees  GIBSONS���The second annual  meeting of representatives of.  Sechelt School District No. 46  was held at Sechelt Superior  school, Sechelt, B.C., on Friday,  November 28, with 12 representatives present.  The representatives approved  of the budget for the calendar  year 1948 in the amount of  $59,945. This budget included  an amount.equal to one mill in  the dollar of the total taxable  assessment of the school district to be set aside for a building program.  Mr. A. E. Ritchey of Silver  Sands, Mr. A. Lloyd of Pender  Harbour and Mr. W. A. E.  Davies of Bowen Island were  -elected trustees for a two-year  term. The.three newly-elected  trustees togther with Mr. G. A.  Marsden, Mr. A. Funnell and .  Mrs. L. S. Jackson who were  elected in 1946 for a two-year  term, and Mrs. S. V. McGill of  Port Mellon, appointed by the  minister of education, will form  the 1948 board of school trustees.  A YEAR AGO TODAY  (From Coast News Files)  The Bank of Montreal, Car-  ral and Hastings .Streets  Branch, opened a sub-agency  at Gibsons.  The Columbia Power Company, Ltd., Sechelt, was taken  over, by the B.C. Power Com-  sission.- -  First street light to be installed at Gibsons appeared  near the head of the wharf.  .;.  George Hill opened a machine shop at Gibsons.  And the Bagpipes  By 'Enrietta 'Obbs  Pender Harbour  "I WONDER why no one ever  plays Christmas carols on the  bagpipes," I said.  "Suffering cats!" ejaculated  the Skipper, who had been  reading, "I though you had  sense enough to keep a thought  like that to yourself."  "Why?" I asked, slightly nettled by his remark.  "Somebody might, take you  up on it," replied the Skipper.  "And what if they did?" I  asked. "They play carols on  nearly every other sort of musical instrument, don't they?"  "Musical instrument, yes,"  replied the Skipper, with unflattering emphasis on the adjective.  I decided to let this insult  pass. "Come to think of it," I  said, "I have never heard anyone even trying to play a carol  on the bagpipes."  "He would be a brave man  who did try," muttered the  Skipper, forgetting what keen  ears X have., i     .y: ���.;.������ y  "Don't think that because you  can pick but 'Loch Lomond' on  the piano, with one finger, you  can set yourself up as a critic  of music," I told him.  The Skipper merely smiled  and said smugly, "Anyway, you  have got to admit I can play it  without  making  one mistake."  "You ought to," I shot back  at him.' "It took you nearly  two years to learn how."  "Let's not lose pur tempers,"  admonished the Skipper. "I  really like- the'bagpipes. Remember how interested I was  in them ~ at the , Caledonian  jsports; when those girls in the  \kilts were dancing?"  "I have my own ideas about  what you were interested in,"  ^i^��t&^s ��-. t-U._ %-���..-  "They did have nice legs,"  said the Skipper dreamily.  "Bagpipes?" I asked.  "No, girls," said the Skipper,  still dreamily. .. ���  "Getting back to bagpipes,"  I said firmly, "I think the bagpipes hold a unique place of  their own in the musical  world." .;  "I knew they held a unique  place of their own; somewhere,"  replied the Skipper. "But the  latter part of your remark is  certainly news to me."  There was silence for a minute or two. Then the Skipper  looked, up from his book and  said, "I have been thinking  about that- carol business; and.  I am quite prepared to act .i;s  the guinea pig. How about getting me bagpipes for Christmas.  I promise I will faithfully practice for two hours each day until L can play a carol."  I looked around at the limited space of our living room and  wondered which of us was goring to be the guinea pig. Those  two years of "Loch Lomond"  had been more than enough..  "What do you say?" asked the  Skipper. ' "Do I get the bagpipes?"  "I thought you wanted some  good cigars," I said meekly.  "Or how about a nice new  cigarette case?" I asked eagerly.  "I don't want: a" cigarette  case," said .the. Skipper stubbornly.    "I want bagpipes.'"  P.S.  He is getting cigars.  Si. Aiden's Church  W.A. Plans Hamper  ROBERTS CREEK ��� The annual meeting of the Women's  Auxiliary of St. Aiden's church,  was held Monday, December 8,  at the: home of Mrs. G. F. Cotton. Reports of the bazaar and  the year's work were very satisfactory.  Donations were made to the  Legion's Christmas party for  the children at Roberts Creek,  also to the Christmas party at  the Loyal Protestant Home,  New Westminster. "A hamper  was voted for a family* and a  basket of fruit to an invalid.  Rev. C. H. Gibbs took the  chair for the election of officers,  as follows: Hon. president, Mrs.  G. F. Cotton; president, Mrs. H.  G. Findlay; vice-president, Miss  F. M. Walker; secretary-treasurer, Mrs. H. Hewitt; prayer  leader, Mrs. Maskell; alternate,  Mrs. Bloor; alter guild, Miss  Walker, Miss A; Dawson, Mrs.  C. Harbord; work conveners,  Mrs. A. Harbison, Mrs. G: Roses,  Mrs. Gauyteau. yy<  Next meeting will be. held  February 9, 1948. .���...'.- ''y ',.,  By B. L. MARCHANT  Chapter IV  THIS week I will deal wtih the  history of the schools in the  Sechelt district. The first school  was built on the waterfront. It  was constructed in 1895, ?.nd  was only in use for a short  time. Not many pupils attended this school, but it was a beginning for the education of  Sechelt settlers of the future.  When the school was abandoned, it was turned over to the  store, and is now ih use as the  warehouse of the Sechelt store.  The next, school was built in  Porpoise Bay,, and was in use  from the year 1913 to 1921.  Here, at this school, only seven  or eight pupils attended, and  some had. to come jnany uncomfortable miles, through  trails, over brush and by water.  This building is still standing  ��� and is being-used as a home.  In the year 1920, a school  was built at Wilson Creek, entirely by volunteer labor, and  eased up on the distance-that  some of the pupils had to cover.  Pupils came, however, through  their own efforts. It wasn't till  later that any transportation  service for their benefit was inaugurated. ���-..'���'  In 1921, a new school was  built in the west end of Sechelt.  The school grounds were all  bush' and ,stumps/'.���with very  little playground,-however, the  children were never-at a loss  for something to/ play or do.  Fifteen pupils was the first  count of attendance but this  steadily' increased through the  eighteen years of; iise.till 1938.  In this year, it was decided to  unite with Wilson Creek, and  on March 6, 1939, the Sechelt  United School was opened. The  small school at the west end  was dragged down to the  grounds and redone as the primary section.  From "little acorns, big oaks  shall grow." This is a very apt  - statement, as we look back to  the small schools of the beginning to the fine structure we  now have with an enrollment of  132 pupils  EV3rs. F_ Bushfield  Meads Church W��A.  GIBSONS���At a meeting of the  Gibsons Memorial Church  Women's Auxiliary, Mrs. F.  Bushfield was elected president; Mrs. D. Donaldson, first  vice-president; Mrs. B. Thomson, second vice-president; Mrs.  M. Kidd, recording secretary;  Miss Winnifred Doherty, corresponding secretary; Mrs. J.  Rennie, missionary convener,  Mesdames J. -Sowden and A. J.  G. Hill, social conveners.  Appreciation was expressed  for the splendid work of the  rejtiring president, Mrs. G. A.  Marsden. Next meeting will  be held January 8 in place of  the usual first Thursday.  stry in  BRITANNIA BEACH  By NETTIE HAMILTON  -Birthday greetings to Cath-  rina Haimes, our little Dutch  girl who celebrated her tenth  birthday December 9, and her  first birthday in Canada. She  had a gang of small children in  on the afternoon and the older  ones in the evening for games  and dancing ahd a grand time  was had by one and all. Also  birthday greetings to Joan Mat-  ten who also >Jiad> a birthday  party December 11. She was  four years and all was happy  until it came to singing happy  birthday and she had a good  cry. Guess: she missed me.  '*-*>-*..; ���. ���  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robinson are leaving next Saturday  to pay a surprise Christmas  present to Dolly's dad who lives  at Portage la Prairie. He sure  will enjoy having them to  spend their Christmas and New  Years, so here's luck on your  trip and don't forget to take  your fur-lined undies?  * *    *  Glad to report Mrs. Adamson  is doing nicely and all being  well will be out of the hospital  in another week or so.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. 4H; Anaka and  family have left today to live  in Cumberland and we wish to  .welcome the new folks going  linto * their, house, Mr. and Mrs.  Lynch ahd family, so welcome  to the.f'Trail."       t v   -  FISHERIES    Minister     L:     S.  Eyres announced his department is alarmed by the possible  loss of British Columbia's million-dollar salmon industry.  The minister declared that  under the trade agreement the  U.S. duty on imported fresh  salmon has been cut from one  cent to one half cent a pound,  and it is feared here that can-  ners in Washington will outbid  B.C. operators for the catch  taken on the Canadian side of  the  international boundary.  At the same time Mr. Eyres  said, the "25 period takeoff on  canned salmon entering the  United States remains in effect,  and B. C. canners seeking a  market on the American side  must pay that duty and compete with Washington canneries."  10.000 INVOLVED  Ten thousand employees  could be affected by the move,  the minister continued, unless  some change is made in the  existing regulation.  In the immediate future, he  added, B.C. fishermen might  reap the benefit of higher  prices, but if the canneries in  the province are forced out of  business these fishermen would  be completely dependent on  the vagaries of the American  market.  rogra  Aims to Combat  Inflation Spira  Editor, Coast News.  Sir,���-The rapidly rising cost  of living" is creating an emergency in this country that .must  have the attention of all thinking people. In the months of  August and September alone  the cost of living rose 14 times  as much as in the last two  years of the war and the food  index 27 times as much.  The new "austerity" program  of the federal government with  the reduction in U.S. /impdrts  will tend to'raise prices even  higher as will the lifting -of  price controls as announced in  September.  The C.C.F., aware of the disastrous nature of inflation, have _  outlined the following six-point"  emergency program that Mr.  M.. J. Coldwell, our federal  leader, y will present to the  house of commons: (1) Restore  price controls of food, clothing  and fuel; (2) Renew-the subsidies on milk, butter, bread,  feed grain, cotton and wool:  (3) Close the Winnipeg Grain  Exchange; (4) Reconstruct the  Wartime Prices and Trade  Board; (5) Continue the excess  profits tax; (6) Ration scarce  essential commodities.  I do not believe, that anything  less than the above;-program  will meet the needs of the  working people of this country-;  and would urge all who agree  that drastic steps are necessary  at this time to write in support  of such a. program both to their  federal member, and to the  prime minister of Canada.  The federal government can  stop the inflationary trends if  they put the interests: of the  people first and not those of  big business. ��     .-."  L'ir*ES____  .:���,������*' ������'-.������ ^-. ��� - ��� ' .���     : '  Opinions expressed in signed  letters to the editor and by our  regular columnists are; not  necessarily those of The News.  LAST Friday' 'Erie Olson ar-  lived back after a quick trip  to Powell River and the doctor.  The report wasn't too serious  and Eric is back on the job  again. ,  Saturday, Dec. 6, Mary and  Jim Johnston had a party at  their home to. celebrate the  birthday of Mabjil Rogers. We  were all there z swinging our  partners right and. left. This  place is turning into a real  square dancih'g community.  Chris Smith did the "calling"  for us and the "boy from the  east," Martin Kiley, did a real  job of swinging the gals! There  was something missing in those  dances though, and we all  agreed it was Pop Jackson.  -Sunday, George and I went  for a drive to ythe Toba Bridge  and I can't remember when I've  seen such a lovely view^ It  had snowed the night before  and the valley Spoked just like  a picture of a; Winter wonder- .  land. We saw tracks of coyote,  deer and bearyahdy just before  we reached the}bridge we looked up oh the mountain side and  there we saw^'four goats, one  real huge: piie4 You could see  them very plainly with the  naked eye ahd^gf course using  the glasses'gaye.lis the feeling  you could almost touch them.  When we reached the bridge,  we decided to $/alk dowii to the  new gravel bunker and on our  way we cameyjacross the Lady,  she trotted up|tb us and started  giving George's pockets the  once ovef. $fter not finding  anything she^ery disgustedly  walked off.y^yWe wandered  around for a w$iile down on the  river bed. A^present' the river  is so low you^vould walk across  it. Seems hard to believe that  it can rise a^iybecome so turbulent that -ft smashes everything in its ywray. The weather  seemed to tuifii colder (maybe  it was: Justine), anyway we.  hurried back^to the "house on  the hill," with: George going to  the woodpile ?nd me to my favorite chair by. the fireplace and  there we stayed until time to  go to the Royals for dinner. A  combination pf too much square  dancing ahdffresh air made ity  an early lights" outran another  Sunday in Toba.  Jack Smid is on the sick list  with a bad foot. He injured it  a ffew days v- ago and infection  set in. Hope you will be up  and around soon, Jack.  The logging crew left Tuesday, December 9, for their  various homes and seemed all  set for iyvery merry Christmas.  Aiter a few^mbre go the gals in  the cook house will, practically^  beycookih|r|Dr each other When  everyone   ibes   that ' is   going  Lucky Agnes McDonald won  the beautiful purse raffled off  in the Chatterbox.  * * ��� ��� *  Had  company today . at last,  , a    lone    lady    ventured    from  Squamish, Mrs.  Mahood. Hope  she enjoyed her visit.  * *    *  The Old Original bridge club  had a luncheon and bridge for  Mrs. Brownirfg at the home of  Mrs. A. C Stewart. I have no  line on it yet, but I believe  there were only two of the  originals there.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Browning's  days are numbered now. Sorry  to say they are leaving next  week, but will be back again  for a month or so before they  really leave us in January or  February. After 30 years here  they will certainly be missed  by rich and poor, one and all,  for their hospitality, wonderful  open house and all their big  and little deeds they have done,  unbeknown to us. So for now,  we will just say Cheerio and  not good-bye. For those away  from here they are going to  tour in a trailer for a year.  Sounds good to me. Must see  if they need a cook. Cheerio,  folks and happy days ahead to  you both.  * *    *  Another: sweet and familiar  face that will be missed is that  of .Edith Hagstrom who has  been with the Brownings for  five years, and we wish her the  best of luck wherever she may  .'.go.  * *    *  Must be onxny way, so I want  to say to one and all a very  merry Christmas, and hope  everyone will get what they  ordered from Santa. Greetings  to the Townsite, Squamish,  Trail,  Sandout and the Beach.  Police Warn Against  Parking Violations  GIBSONS ��� Constable   W.   A.  Peterson, of the B.C. police,  forbade further parking on the  wrong side of .streets here.  Owing to an absence of village bylaws covering the infraction, no charges have been  pressed on offenders in the  past. ��� However, Constable  Peterson states that traffic conditions have -now reached a  point where enforcement of  regulations is; necessary. He  points out that with the present  volume of vehicles passing  through the village, accidents  are inevitable unless means are  undertaken to prevent them.  there will be six families left,  so I guess this column will be  taking a holiday. After all,  ^. what can you find to say about  six families that you can print!  SECRET COVE   By INEZ WILLISON  ���HB_____H__Baa__aM^H^Bn|  RESIDENTS of Secret Cove  deeply regret the passing of  two oldtimers, Mrs. Adaline  Gill, wife of George Gill and  Mrs. N. Gregson, mother of  John Gregson, and offer their  sympathy to Mr. G. Gill and to  Mr. Gregson.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ramsey of Turnagain Island are in  the city on a business trip. During their absence, Mr. Tunni-  clil'fe is taking care of the  establishment and seems to  have fallen in love with Secret  ���Qpye.v.._y...^yi-'.,.__.,���..:.,.-:-.; ,r;.;,_:,.  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hepburn, owners of the refrigerated shrimp boat which recently overturned in Welcome Pass,  made a return call on Mr. and  Mrs. Green to express their  thanks for assistance given  them during their trouble. The  Alanbo is now back in service  and has recently completed an  exploratory trip up Jervis Inlet.  * *    *  A. LaRiviere, owner of the  big shrimp boait, the Guillote A,  a $23,000 job, called a few days  ago and was surprised at the  accommodations offered his  boat in this excellent anchorage.  The Guillote A is a trawler, and  equipped with all modern improvements, recording echo  sounder, direction finder, etc.  According to a recording of the  bottom there is a deep gully  extending from Welcome Pass  to Francis Point. Judging by  the depths recorded there, it is  no place to step out and walk  home.  * ���  *    *  Fred Tomlinson left for another business trip to the city.  * *    *  Oliver Hanson is taking it  easy now and is at home to all  his old friends.  * *    *  There is great activity at Tom  Sinclair's float these days. Carl  Larson, a recent old timer of  the Cove and now a resident of  Nanaimo, is there putting a new  cabin on his boat.   It seems as  if he can't stay away from here.  * *    *  Tom Kirk, also well known in  the Cove, is at the float. He,  too, is putting the finishing  touches on his new boat, the  Vanguard 3.  The Grover brothers, Ralph  and Dave, have left for a trip  to the city.  * *    *  Karl Brynelson, an old-timer  here, now falling for Ritchie's  logging camp, has tied his boat  up here.  * *    *  Charlie Edwards and his  floating dry goods store is tied  up at the government wharf  taking stock. He is on his way  to Vancouver for the Christmas  holidays but will be back on the  run again with an entire new  stock of quality dry goods.  * *    *  Bill Trotter called in the  other day on his way down to  Vancouver.  * *    *  George Day of Egmont tied  up in the Cove to await clear  weather before proceeding to  Vancouver.  Mrs. Green, a recent visitor to  the city, like many others, was  forced to disembark at Sechelt  owing   to   weather   conditions.  We pass over the painful details 0 g VIHOXOIA  AHVHSn IVIDNIAOHd  ��_SK__ffiK-=:  Man Disappears  From Union Ship  GIBSONS ��� James Kane, well  known resident of this district, drowned Saturday afternoon near Granthams Landing.  While travelling on a Union  Steamships boat from Port Mellon to Gibsons it is believed  that he fell over the side of the  vessel. Dragging operations  have been carried on along  West Howe Sound under the  direction of Constable W. A.  Peterson, of Gibsons.  Kane moved to Gibsons ten  years ago from the Prairies,  and lived here until moving to  Port Mellon two months ago.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs.  Eileen Kane, three daughters,  Mrs. N. MacKay, Pearl and  Beverley, and two sons, Murray  and Charles.  of steamship travel during the  fog season and come to the more  painful one of travel over peninsula roads. Mrs. Green was  forced to complete her voyage  by chartering Harry Sawyer's  taxi and by the time, she arrived at Secret Cove it was a  toss-up as to which was the  greater hazard, a lumpy ocean  or a peninsula road, with all the  odds going to the road.  * *    *  Try as we might we cannot  see anyone around wearing that  "new look." It is the same old  stuff done up in a fresh package.  * *    *  The residents of the Cove  would like to say "Hello" to Mr.  and Mrs. Ivor Jorgenson and  family, also to Elmer and Ma-  ble, and to wish them all the  best of luck and a very merry  Christmas and prosperous New  Year.  * *    *  Ernie Pearson of Sechelt was  a recent caller here. . Ernis is  a great admirer of the beauties  of the. Cove (the scenery is  what we mean), and never loses  an opportunity to call in and  say hello. .  America: the land where in  one generation a family can  rise from a plain cabin to a  cabin plane. -  8f^6t HdV 2 THE COAST NEWS, Sechelt, B.C.���Friday, Dec. 19, 1947  Don't Waste Precious Hours  in Slow Travel!  Safe Economical Seaplanes  Experienced  Pilots  Sightseeing  Air Express ��� Charter ���  Timbercruising  TRY US ON THAT NEXT TRIP TO TOWN  For Rates and Information call  Associated Mt Taxi Limited  Richmond 1481  or contact our local agents  Pearson and Sawyer, Sechelt  Phone Sechelt 21 Q or 9-C-4  P. G. McPherson, Gibsons  Phone Gibsons 2-A  (&hz (Boast Jfeiiis  3 Lines (15 Words) for 35c 3 Insertion (same ad) 60c  Extra words, above 15-word min., 2c each.   Cash with order.  Notices, Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c Insertion  LITTLE ADS ... BIG RESULTS  IT DOESN'T pay to be grouchy  and irritable, say the medical  authorities. One expert at  Ottawa puts it this way���"The  well, and well-poised, person,  has all emotions under control,  is calm and not easily disturbed.   Chronic crossness is a sure  sign of poor health, and the  person who persistently 'flies  off the handle' should see the  family doctor."  Early Mormons in Utah minted gold coins for their use during the California gold rush.  There were .more than 3,000  gowns in the wardrobe of  Queen Elizabeth, England's  "Virgin Queen."  The Danube is the 24th longest river in the world, having  a length of 1725 miles.  For All The News . . . Read The "News"  .__y  BUY A HOME SITE LOT  in the Rapidly Growing Village of  Sechelt now, while you have a choice  Priced from $325.00 to $425.00  Deposits are now being received on lots in the new  Union Steamship Ltd. sub-division located conveniently close to fight, power, water and telephone  sen/ice as well as to post office, stores and wharves.  CONSOLIDATED BROKERS LTD.  942 West Pender Street  Vancouver, B.C. PA. 3348  or  E. W. PARR PEARSON  Gulf Coast Manager, Sechelt  Phone Sechelt, 21 Q  PERSONAL  SPECIAL    subscription    rates,  any magazine or periodical in  the   world.     Write   or   phone  Jack Mayne, Sechelt, B.C.       tf  FOR SALE  SHIP BY Gulf Lines Express, to  or from Vancouver. Low rates.  Fast service.   Careful handling.  Specify Gulf Lines Express,    tf  KEYS TO ORDER���  All  kinds  of  keys   made  to  order.    Send sample you wish*  duplicated.     Muir's   Hardware,  at Powell River (Westview) B.C.  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.  FOR SALE      , .  TWO double beds, coil springs.  Apply  K. Whitaker,  Sechelt,  B.C. 23  FOR SALE  FEEDER pigs and five-month-  old pullets.   Phone O. Rolph,  Sechelt, B.C. _23  FOR SALE  TWO female Cocker pups, born  Aug. 15, 1947, pure bred, one  blue roan, one tricolor (white,  brown and blue roan). Price  $20.00. Apply A. N. Gotten,  Roberts Creek, B.C. 23  SWAP  WILL trade Vh acres of table  land, located on highway at  Selma Park (good land partly  cleared, excellent seaview,  phone, light, daily bus service  available) for car in reasonably  good condition. Write or phone  F. J. Mills, Sechelt, B.C. 24  flow Healthy is  Your- Soil?..  THE HEALTH OF AGRICULTURE IS NOT TRULY  SHOWN BY BANK BALANCES ONLY, BUT BY  THE HEALTH OF THE SOIL  DUE TO HEAVY CROPPING to  meet the  emergencies of wartime  production, has your soil become exhausted?  HAVE YOU   BEEN   FORCED to  neglect  proper  crop   rotation,  weed  control and other good,agricultural practices?  PERSONAL  WE DO upholstery, and carry  a fine selection of fabrics to  give that special chair a "New  Look." ' Usher's Yard Goods  Shop, Gibsons, B.C. 23  FOR SALE  1934 Chevrolet panel delivery;  1928 Model A coach.    G.  T.  Klein, Roberts Creek, B.C.     23  FOR SALE  ONE acre, with waterfront, 5-  room house, unfinished but  livable, close to road, good well.  See D. Nichol, Madeira Park.    ��� 23  FOR SALE  BOAT, 30x9, sound condition,  Chrysler engine, practically  new, fish boat type, two cabins.  $2,500. W. P. Pieper, Irvine's  Landing. tfn  PERSONAL  CARPENTER and cabinetmaker, saw filing, kitchen  fitments, house and garden furniture. Estimates given. Call  or write, S. E. Turner, Davis  Bay, Wilson Creek. 24  FOR SALE  MANTEL battery radio (no  battery), $20, or exchange on  mantel electric; also small cast  stove, $15, with pipes. A. Eck-  ford,  Granthams Landing.       1  FOR SALE  GAS boat, cruiser, with Ford  engine, length 22 feet, good  condition, motor will be overhauled, $l-,000. Apply Coast  News, Sechelt, B.C. 25  PERSONAL  EXPECTANT mothers! Coming to the city for baby's arrival? Real home care given  before and after. Pleasant  room, good board. $3.00 per  day. For particulars white Mrs.  J. Tyner, 39 East 51st Ave.,  Vancouver, B.C. 1  Manners Matter  "MANNERS, in addition to  making the Man, make the  healthy and happy man," says  a leading health.authority. "The  mannerly person/; besides being  socially more acceptable than  the, boor,v is.^j(^Jirrespondingly- .  happier because^of the agreeable atmosphere he creates, and  consequently his' health benefits."  So the practice of politeness  pays off in more than mere enjoyment of intercourse with  others. Etiquette rounds out  the picture of the balanced,  sound citizen.  They're worth  money   to you!  One  secret of the success of P.M.  One-  Man Power Chain Saws is the endless  chain    of    heat-treated    alloy-steel  teeth which literally bite their way  through all kinds of wood. Scientific  placement of cutter and  raker  teeth on a strong  chain, driven by a quick-  starting   powerful  motor, will save  you time and  effort  PM-23  FOR FULL  INFORMATION  AND PRICE . . .  ] LESJOFORS PARAGON LTD.,  I 845 East Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C.  CLIP AND MAIL COUPON  J / am interested in the P.M. One-Man Power |  j Chain Saw. Please send particulars and price. J  | NAME    ... ...... ..... .....���;.....���...._ |  ADDRESS.  I  LET'S   BE   PRACTICAL!  I have just returned from the MOTOR DEALERS CONGRESS. The outlook for  1948 supply and price of CARS, TRUCKS, and PARTS is still going to be governed by the old Scotch proverb-���It's not what you have got to have/..'tout.what  you can do without���that will help put the country in a position to supply all  the things we like to have and our income will buy, and in practising what  I preach.  The SILVER GRILLE GAS STATION, Wilson Creek, pledges to you the best services possible���NO CURE, NO PAY. The SILVER GRILLE will also help if you  want to help yourself, by performing for you with the skilled use of tools needed  at times to complete jobs in which a great deal of the cost is in labor. We give  you a few instances in which you can perform most of the labor at home;  Brake Reline: We will wire power brush the brake shoes, machine:rivets on new  lining���all you pay, cost of lining and rivets. Building up worn spots, or lugs on  shoes, rebush front wheel spindles and springs. The cost of this job is very  nominal if you take out your own spindles or springs. Spark plugs: Take them  out, we will machine, check them, clean and respace the points correctly. Practically all car distributors fit on one way, so you cannot go wrong in putting back,  on. in fact there are many such jobs in which the labor cost is high in the  dismantling and reassembling. Fuel pumps can be rebuilt new. Jets in carburetors,  generators, commutators machined and brushes renewed. Radiators soldered, etc.  If you have any mechanical problem, whether or not you have experienced our  superior service, a call or post card to REG. JACKSON will be answered promptly  ,andJn^Jgnguja��e���you^ .   ,-^y.; 'y^Y/^.^y.;y~ ���  MICKEY COE, Mgr., JIMMIE RENTON, Ctiief Mechanic, CHARLIE MAYWddD,  JIMMIE FISHER and FRANK YATES live here and want to help, and in meeting  you at the dances and shows, we will all be proud of our efforts.  ���R. T. JACKSON  SILVER  GRILL   SERVICE   STATION  WILSON CREEK  gllllB  ^immmm:immmmimmmiiMMmmiMwm:mi9:wm:WiM:mmi>ii<?  .....  "...  &  ���������������  ���������������  O  ���������������  Make Their Christmas Merry with  A Gift To He Rememhered  HAVE YOU PLANNED the preparation of your land and seed supply  for this season's fall sown crops? Is your farm machinery in good  working order? Are your agricultural lime and fertilizer needs adequately supplied?  THE WORLD WILL RECOVER from the effects of war, and in the  field of Agriculture, world competition will be more intensive than  ever before. Efficiency, quality and mechanization will be the watchwords of the futures-Kind always, oyer .if, hangs the solemn and  important truth���-  "WE CANNOT HAVE PEACE IN A HUNGRY WORLD"  The Department maintains a staff effieldmen to assist you, in the  light of your local conditions, with planning your 1948 quality crops.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE  ���������������  *���������  ^��ME����c��^^e!����������^ewt���(e^ee��s������������*  ��������������� ���  ������..���  ���������������  ���������������  Jlesi  '*eic<eic&iC(fKqp��Beira �����  J. B. MUNRO,  FRANK PUTMAN,  Deputy Minister.  Minister.  ]                        Departmental Representatives  located at:  I       Abbotsford                Kamloops  Salmon Arm  }       Burns Lake'              Kelowna  Smithers  Chilliwack                 Nelson  Vancouver  Courtenay    ���',;:  ,      New Westminster  Viernon  Cranbrook                 Oliver  Victoria  Crestbn                      Fenticton  West Summerland  !        Dunean                       Pouce Coupe  Williams Lake  Fort St. John:            Prince George  Grand Forks               Quesnel          -  ;4&  127  Adrienne Cosmetic Sets"___.  1.50 to 14.50  Chanel  Perfufaes and Colognes  Evening in Paris Sets 1.50 to 12.50  Yardley Lavender Water   1.25 to 3.50  Nail Polish Sets -  Boxed Stationery  from 50c  Fancy Boxed Soap  Nylon Hairbrushes from 1.65  Max Factor Sets from 2.95  Ashes of Roses Sets from 1.50  Leather Writing Cases   3.50 up  QdfU yWi cMim  Sunbeam Shavemaster 19.75 and 26.75  Packard Shaver (foursome)  24.50  Bachelor Shaving Sets from 1,00 to 8.50  Bill Folds and Wallets 1.75 to 9.50  Ronson Lighters 5.00, 6.00, 8.00, 10.00  Beacon Camera and Leather Case 17.50  French Briar Pipes   5.00  Leather Travelling Cases 3.50 and up  Plastic Playing Cards set 2.50  Pen and Pencil Sets  Military Brush Sets  Shaving Brushes  1.00 to 5.00  Hoener Harmonicas  MetaJ Flashlights   1.65, 1.75/i.95 com.  The Merriest of Christmas and the  Happiest of New Year's to All.  ;^��^;��_i_sbi_i6f^it^c^^sKJc^tctcigiffie^^ ;<-  ~.e*  <_&  ���������������.  ���������00  .....  CHRISTMAS CANDIES HAVE ARRIVED  TOFFEES, GUM DROPS, FRUIT DROPS,  BOXED CHOCOLATES  BOXED FRUIT JELLIES  TOYS  t  ��� GAMES  FANCY CHRISTMAS CANDLES  Ideal for your table decoration.  Please Note  Drug Store  Hours  During  Christmas Weekend:  Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day  Open Saturday, Dec. 27, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Closed Sunday/Dec. 28  Emergency Prescriptions, Please Knock of  Side Door or Phone Gibsons 3W  ��������_  �����������  �����������  **  48*  PRESCRIPTION SPECIALISTS  GIBSONS, B. C. First-naval prize ^f--war-at  jthe United States was a British  [brig, captured in 1812 by the  [coastguard cutter Jefferson.  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  A Complete  .  Hairdressing  Service  '���"���/"���   '"���'  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  H. A. Roberts and Co. Ltd.  Real Estate. Insurance,  Loans  We cover the. whole .Peninsula, and solicit your property  offerings for sale.  For quick sale list your property with the  Local Representative  G. H. CLAY  Gibsons, BX.  LAIRD'S  General Store  at the Wharf  Halfmoon Bay  GROCERIES. MEATS.  ��� FRUITS. VEGETABLES  FULL LINE OF  HOME OIL PRODUCTS  WHEN AT THE DOCK  REPLENISH YOUR STOCK  Agents for.  B.C. AIRLINES  Make applications for  charter service  By ARIES  WELL, we got back from the  convention all right and what  a time that was. We worked  very hard on this and think we  did a good job. Saw there many  old timers, including T. P.  O'Kelly, who was in Sechelt  around 1912 and owned the property where now stands Open-  ogo Lodge, the summer residence of Bryce Fleck. I also  lived there at one time in the  old log cabin which was pulled  down to make way for >.he  . housekeeper's 1 o'-d g e. The  ; O'Kellyyboys used to visit me,  remember, Mickey and Dooley?  Dooley was killed in this last *  .war and nephew Tommy Pin-  der was a prisoner of war also.  I could not get near O'Kelly to  talk to him, but he is still a  very brilliant speaker.  Met also Mr. Tyreman who  used to manage the old hotel in  my days. He looks very well  and was enquiring about the  people, he used to knbw,  especially the Hacketts, Claytons and Miss James.  All Sechelt seemed to be in  Vancouver last week. Met Mrs.  Hascamp on her way. to Seattle  where she will spend the  Christmas holidays with her  daughters, Alma and Mary.  * . * *  Met also rPearl. Osborne and  Ted. P.earl was of course hold-  irig down' the fort and wondering what had happened to Ted.  Why not put a bell on him  Pearl? Had a chat with old  friends from Pender Harbour,  Mr. and ,Mrs;- Tom Forrester,  Mrs. Forrestfer is fortunate in  having her sister out from  England. On the boat, coming  back with Mrs. Howell from  Selma Park also Mrs. Prince,  Mrs. Foster, Mrs. Batchelor, Mr.  and Mrs. Pottett and Cyril Walker. Of course there were  :dozens we did not know, .but  Sechelt was well represented  on the Christmas shopping  spree.  BULLDOZER  FOR HIRE  Land Clearing  Basements Excavated  Roads Built,  Etc.  Albert Danroth  Roberts Creek  Sechelt J-^ninsuty  'y z���������-'���:.,'"'��� ���^"yw^tdi'be.;heM:y-yv-;":':y^���^:.:..''y'���^  JANUARY 26- 1948 y  All items for discussion at this meeting should be forwarded^ in .writing, ,to reach the Secretary, at Sechelt,  before^arlu&r_> 12; 1948. ^ '"'-;. - ;  WILLIAMS CONSTRUCTION CO.  -/-.. i CONTRACTORS  Glen. 0463F Phone- Mar. 3439  ^BULLDOZING, ROAD CONSTRUCTION, LAND  ,._ CLEARING, EXCAVATING, ETC.  I^irge'MachinesL  HD10 at Sechelt~HD14C at Gibsons  .-    ���       ' SEE,ED,BAMFORD  Clay Chamberlin's  GIBSONS, B. C.  Bring Your Repair Jobs to Us!  Boot Tanks, Warm Air Heating Furnaces Repaired  Range and Heater Repairs ���  -    . CHICKEN FARM EQUIPMENT-  GUTTERS AND DOWNPIPE  ,      ,      , AIR CONDITIONING  Sheet Metal   Works  LAURIE SPECK GIBSONS  =71  Business and Professional  DIRECTORY  TAXI  REAL ESTATE  HARRY SAWYER  TAXI SERVICE  Phone Pearson-Sawyer Office  Sechelt LSL  or Residence is :SLSSS ' ���  Specialist in Coast Property  Consolidated Brokers Ltd.  E. W. Parr Pearson ,  Gulf Coast Mgr., Sechelt  SHOE REPAIRS  INSURANCE  "-V7?_ -r    . t ^ 'N*. \    "r* -'  SHOES RENEWED  "    Eric Knutson * -  -  Sechelt  Parr Pearson Agencies  General Insurance  Phone Pearson-Sawyer Office  Sechelt 21-Q - LSL  TRANSFER-TRUCKERS  TAXI  JACK'S TRANSFER  Light and Heavy Hauling  ;, WILSON CREEK  Ph<3jie Sechelt 15-U   m I'" I " l"  PENINSULA CABS  24-Hour Service  WILSON CREEK and  _ SELMA PARK  Phone  Sechelt  21-H2  GIBSONS NEWS  By LES PETERSON  MISS Yvonne and Master.Ross  Walleter of Edmonton, who  have been the guests of their  aunt and" uncle, Mr. and Mrs.  H. Marshall for several weeks,  have left to join their parents  at their new home in West  Vancouver. Mr. and Mrs. Walleter came by car from Edmonton.  * *    *  Mr. and. Mrs. G. A. Marsden  have   left   to   spend   a   month  . visiting     their    children     and  families for the. Christmas season. -  * *    *  Mrs. R. Marshall of Saskatoon has been the guest of her  son and daughter-in-law, Mrs..  Jim Marshall en route to  Seattle to visit another son, before returning to Saskatoon for  Christmas".       -  ��� ���-*��������*���  Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Ross will  spend the Christmas season  with their daughter and family,  Mrs.  Mallpass of Nanaimo.  Mrs. Jim Marshall received  word of the death of her.father,  Mr. Fred Elliott of Saskatoon,  and left for that city this week.  Our  sympathy  is  extended to  her.  ������. ��� *    *    *  Mrs. Iverson Killarney and  family leave for Vancouver this  week, having sold her home  here.    Our best wishes follow  them.  * *    *  We regret to report that Rev.  Thos. Moore, while out of hospital, is still convalescing at the  home of his daughter,. Mrs.  Miles. Our best wishes for a  speedy and complete recovery.  ��� *    *  ANOTHER    vessel    has    been  added to Gibsons' growing  home fleet. This latest addition  is the "Sea Mist II," owned by  Ray Fletcher. The boat, a  33-foot- troller model, was built.  at the Malcolm Boat Worlcs  here at Gibsons, and launched  recently. All parts of the construction reveal the superb  : workmanship of this builder in  finish and thoroughness. Inside it is as roomy as many  vessels ten feet longer, every  inch of space being used to the  best advantage to give neatness  and comfort.  The No. II, replacing the "Sea  Mist I," is the answer to the  planning and saving that Ray  has been doing for the past several years to bring about its  creation. It is powered with  a new Thirty Easthope, and notwithstanding its troller model,  Ray states that the ship will  likely see most of its duty for  Spend the Winter at  Wakefield Inn  All the comforts of home  ,. ,.. . even food across the  ' street.  Doris' Beauty Bar  Opposite  Howe Sound  Trading  Gibsons Landing  Complete line of . -.-...  BEAUT^ SERVICES ���  DoriSyBjedwell;  Operator .  SELMA PARK  General Store  and  Post Of f ice  Groceries, Hardware  Softdrinks, Magazines  Fresh Fruits and Vegetables  FRED WILLOWS  Proprietor  Hassans9  GENERAL  Store  PENDER HARBOR  Groceries ������ Meats  Drygoods ��� Drugs  "Hardware  ~ -Y *  Fishing Tackle  *   ''  Independent Fish  ... ^.���ryBuyerS:-- ���- ���������-  ������*'. ' ":  Ship Chandlers  ���    ���.yy;t'*y;;,.y :,  Home Oil Products  at y''/:.:V,  HASSANS'WHARVES,  HAH  Gibsons School News  By E^RY SLINN_  WE   WELCOME   Mrs.   Rankin  from Sechelt, our new high  school teacher. She is taking  Mrs. Stalker's place, who left  because of ill health. Mrs. Rankin's social studies class is  especially interesting because  she has travelled throughout  Europe and describes conditions  there.  On Monday, December. 1, the  whole school enjoyed two moving  pictures sponsored by  the  P.T.A.     "West   of  the   Alamo"  was a cowboy picture and all of  the grade one boys could hardly  restrain themselves from grabbing a gun" too, and letting the  villain have it. They have been  going around all week with a  wicked    drawl,    threatening  "Turn over the gold, pawdner,  or I'll shoot."    "Junior Prom,"  the  other  feature,   had everything���a  story,   music,   humor,  music, and a moral.   There was  jazz, classical, popular, spiritual  and blues music. Thanks P.T.A.,  that really went over big.  Gibsons and Port Mellon Junior boys had a basketball game  on Saturday, November 29. The  score was 35-33 for Port Mellon. On Sunday, Port Mellon  again took Gibsons, 17-15. Nice  going, Port Mellon!  The senior boys are planning  a soccer game with Sechelt in  the near future. There will be  room for a rooting section in the  bus so don't forget.  With Christmas so close,  everyone is practising carols.  Walk in any room at lunch  hour and there is always something being practiced. Besides  carols, we noticed Bill Pye  quoting his lines for the play  between sandwiches.  WHAT'S BU2ZIN''  They start young around our  school. Doug Stewart, a grade  fiver, shouldn't leave his notes  in such indiscreet places. But  what a line!  Ted Parnwell's ambition is to  be a postman; or why else  would he play post-office?  Your life is in danger when  you walk under Mrs. Elliot's  window. She must pour gallons  of water daily' out of the window.  What's wrong with our  school? What can we do to  make it better? To these questions Bob Graham says: "First  of all, I think we should have  better rooms, a new stove and  better lights. (Legion Hall.)  I'd like to have all men teachers, I really believe they're best.  We should have a greater variety of sports; like lacrosse. And  there should be a smoking room  like they have at Tech. The  woman situation is, fair. There  are a lot more things but it  would take nearly a'day to tell  you and I want to ^lay-soccer."  Shirley Kirkland. "Well, I  think we should have just one  building so we wouldn't have  to walk through the mud and  rain between periods. (I'm too  lazy.) I don't like taking correspondence courses... We should  have better courses offered  here at school. Come to think  of it���I just don't like school."  Bill Pye: "We should have  some more beautiful girls.* And  heat in the school. We should  have a subway to change  periods in. And secretaries  and three physical ed.- periods  a week."  * Jerry  Vanatta:   "I  think we  some time at the beachcombing  game.  * *    *  Best wishes for a speedy return go out from all the coltti-  munity to Ed Kullander, who  has left us this: week to be admitted; to Tranquille.  Another citizen\who is leaving us, for a time is'Mike Gorick,  who came here to seek his fortune .last summejr. Mike is  giving up life as a pulp cutter  to  take  up  clam . shooting   on  Vancouver Island, y  * , * ���;.' * ���   ;..  Mrs. Beatrice Rankin of  West Sechelt has-been appointed teacher of division II of Gibsons High School, succeeding  Mrs. Clara Stalker who resigned at the end of November because of ill-health.  * * . *  Gibsons' newest store is the  Wool Shop, owned and operated  by Ernie Lowe. 'It is located on  the main highway, between the  Midway Store and St. Mary's  church. y  ���:���.���������  The Wool ShOj. has lines of  men's, women's 'and children's  wear. It also carries a large  variety of stamped goods for  embroidery and*knitting needs.  Work clothes, gloves, work and  dress shirts, underwear, sweaters, pullovers and. lingerie are  in stock.  ..X:  Vic Palmer and family of  Pender Harbour have recently  sold their home'there and have  moved to Gibsons. Vic's intention is to carry on with his  spray painting vbusiness from  there. When spring ��� comes he  will once again go anywhere on  the peninsula to do a job.  *    *.  *  The Howe Sound - Pender  Harbour Taxi and . Truckers'  Association held its annual general meeting at Gibsons recently. Harry Sawyer, Sechelt,  was re-elected president; Clive  Cornish, Gibsons, secretary. Hal  Williamson, representative of  the Automotive Transport Association of B.C., was present.  He is working with the truckers on their proposed phange of  THE COAST NEWS, Sechelt, B.C.���Friday, Dec. 19, 1947 3  enoiarsiis  BRITANNIA BEACH���The following resolution was passed  at the monthly meeting of  trustees of School District No.  48 (Howe Sound) held Wednesday, December 10:  "Resolved that a scholarship  of $150 be awarded to the student making the highest average  marks for university entrance  over 80 per cent in the June,  1948 examinations. In the  event of a tie, the award will  be split.  "Students,    where    no    high ���  school   facilities   are   available,  should 'have more dances and  more recreation. We need a  better school room with better  heating and lighting. Should  be more boys and not feebleminded drips. (Of course, Bud  i is nice.) If we have a library,  I've never seen it."  Roy Wallis: "I'd like double  desks for the boys, more  movies, a good football field,  Coca-Cola and a juke box in  every room, and padded seats.  I wish there was no staying in  after school."  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  MURDOCK  Marine Supply  ��� Groceries  ��� Fresh Meals and  Vegetables  ��� Hardware  ��� Shell Oil  ��� Fish Camp  Pender Harbour  Wm. McFadden  Optometrist  GIBSONS  Office Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evenings  by Appointment  Every day except Thursday  Boat and Engine  Prices  will be HIGHER by Spring  Buy now from our stock!  Briggs from $67.95  Evinrudes from $70.00  GIBSONS  MARINE SALES  Colliscn's  Barber Shop  SECHELT  Due to slackness of business  during the day, barber shop  will be open evenings only  during the week and all day  Saturday.  Hours will be  Tuesday to Friday  6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Prepare Your  Radio  for the longer evenings.  Have it checked NOW!  W.G.Fortt  ROBERTS CREEK  GENERAL  TRUCKING  and FUEL  Gi)bsonfs Landing  attending high school elsewhere  in British Columbia, and those  who take examinations by correspondence, will be considered  as eligible. Only students who?e  parents were resident in School  District No. 48 (Howe Sound)  during the period January 1,  1948, to June 30, 1948, shall be  eligible.  "A qualifying student would  be awarded such scholarship  only on presentation of receipt  from the university registrar  as evidence that the fees for the  first year had been arranged  for."  GIBSONS  LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE���COAST NEWS  Fire and Casualty Insurance  Business and Personal Printing  Office Equipment and Supplies  Typewriter Sales and Rentals  LOOKING FOR A MARINE ENGINE?  See Us First'  Kermath Marine Engines  25 h.p. to 580 h.p. ��� Gas or Diesel  Haddock and Stephens Engineering  PENDER HARBOUR- B.C.  "Prompt Attention to Mail Orders!"  ^ RESTMORE FURNITURE:   Beds, Springs, Mattresses  * GENERAL ELECTRIC APPLIANCES:  Radios,  Refrigerators and Washing Machines  ��� FURNITURE:   Occasional Tables,  Cedar Chests, Lamps, Etc.  DORANS FURNITURE  WESTVIEW, B.C. ��� Phone 230  FOR SAFE COURTEOUS  SERVICE  PHONE  Peninsula Cabs  Formerly Jack's Taxi and  Blowers Taxi  Phone Sechelt 2.1H2  Peninsula Headquarters  "Serving the Peninsula'  ��   Range Boilers  ���   Plumbing Supplies  ��  Qurney Ranges  Supplies are available for  all your plumbing needs.  Contact us now in readiness  for winter.  Marshall Bros.  Gibsons Landing  Phone Gibson 3K 4 THE COAST NEWS, Sechelt, B.C.���Friday, Dec. 19, 1947  WILSON CREEK  By  MBS.  ERICKSON  rauaini m mm mill im iiini- imnanMBnmmmnmmm  WITH the long holiday session  fast creeping up, there has  been an increasing number of  the boys hitting the boat for  the city and other points, and  the rest watching the calendar.  Bill and Gladys Shore, looking forward to a stay in Kelowna, their first trip out since  taking charge of the camp dining room. They hope to bring  their dog "Buster" back with  them from Vancouver.  * *    *  Camp was well represented  at "Pony Pals" benefit dance  last Saturday at "Redroofs"  and a very good time was had  by all. Thought you couldn't  dance, Wes. Eddy!  * *    *  Mrs. Ted Norburn back from  Vancouver to visit her new  grandson, a new brother for  Corinne who is a regular summer visitor here.  * *    *  Eric Jones and his brother  who own the lot next to the  Arbo home, have been busy  clearing   same   during  a short  holiday.  * *    *  Les. Wilkinson passing  through recently in his boat  "Romany  Chal"  after  deliver  ing first shipment of fine turkeys to Vancouver from Madeira Park.  * *    *  Robbie Roberts is considering opening a ferry service  across the stream which is now  ten to twelve feet across the  front of our adjoining lots and  well over a foot deep. He had  his rowboat on it after the recent storm, which can be proved  by a camera shot I got.  * *    *  Weir Webber, who has been  working locally, is off to visit  his family in Calgary.  * ��    *  Along with most of the residents of Davis Bay I shall be  in Vancouver over the Christmas holiday to be on hand for  the big wedding December 29,  in St. Mark's Church, Kitsilano,  so if no news for a while, happy  holidays to all readers.  Wreck Victim  Estate Pose  Probate Problem  AFTERMATH of the wreck  October 11 of MS. Gulf  Stream on Dinner Rock was an  application made to Mr. Justice  Coady in supreme court for  probate of the estate of Mrs.  Katherine Lucy Elliott, Vancouver, and her two-year-old  foster     son,     Frederick     Lyle  Visit the ���. .  Moderne Dress  Sh  Gibsons  For a really lovely dress for Christmas with the  New Look.  Smart Plaid Skirts and Blouses in all sizes.  Countless gift suggestions for the festive season.  MRS. G. CLAY  etgt&gteteee  The Management and Personnel of  Gulf Lines Limited  Extend Sincere  to Their Friends in the  PENINSULA  ^iHIIII_illll__l!!l--ll!l-MII-_ll!!HI!in!H!l!!--IM  By JACK   SCOTT  THE LITTLE man wears a cheap  blue suit, loosely-knotted tie,  soiled white shirt. His hair is  mouse-colored and he is balding.  His face wears a look of intense concentration. He "is a  shoemaker by trade, and nervous in the witness box. His  voice is without expresion. The  answers come as if he were trying to phrase them in the restrained language of .the law.  "My wife was keeping company   with   the   co-respondent.  I come back on compassionate  leave and she promised me she  would   not   go   out   with   him.  When I go back again I hear  she's going out with him."  The morning sun spills in the  tall windows of the court and  warms   the   fine   red   leather  chairs    and   splashes   brightly  across the thick,  plum-colored  carpet.    The newspaper call it  "the divorce mill."   The richly-  appointed  room  curiously un-  suited  for  the  tawdry   stories  told in it.  "I seen her at her mother's  home.   I tried to come to some  agreement.    She refused.    She  turned two of the children over  to me.   She kept the young one.  I went to live with my mother  and father.   So I never bothered her any more."  The   chief  justice   sits,   head  cupped in the palm of his right  hand,     listening     thoughtfully  with   the   sun   glinting   oh   his  silver-white     hair.       Directly  above his head the coat-of-arms  and the words,  "Dieu  et Mon  Droit."  "She come to see me.   She was  pregnant.    I ask her what she  was going to do about it.   She  didn't know.    I asked her what  she expected me to do about it.  Didn't know that, either."  The courtroom is quiet, cushioned   from   the   distant   busy  noises   of   the   world   outside.  While   the   shoemaker   pauses,  thinking  of his next sentence,  the scratch of the stenographer's  pen is heard.    And the shoemaker's flat voice goes dully ori.  He    will   probably   get   hfe  divorce.   He does not -look as if  he  will feel that he has won  anything.  One out of every five British  Columbia  marriages  ends  this  way in the hushed and solemn  atmosphere   of   supreme court.  The death rate of holy wedlock  mounts higher each month. Odds  Hodgson, both of whom drown!-'"  ed in the tragedy.  W. A. Schultz, counsel on the  application, pointed out that  under the Commorientes Act  the child is presumed to have  survived his foster mother.Mrs.  Elliott's will left all her estate living with th$s woman; I had  to the child, and the estate in looked through the Venetian  turn would go to " the "boy's blinds of-'the^edroom.' .TV':He  original mother. His lordship gives the details professionally,  reserved decision. ��� The reporters^slip  out to  see  against bliss were never quoted  higher. -;-v  Psychologists put the blame  on unrest and the uncertainties  of peace.; Having no war, we  accuse the peace. Yet some of  the reason for the high mortality rate of marriage must lie  with the^ changing attitude to  divorce and in thi��, as in many  of the shoddier aspects of our  local scene,; we : may cast a  bleak and accusing eye to the  United States.  A certain false glamour surrounds the act of divorce. There  is a pathetic sophistry in the gay  divorce. Young couples (and  most marriages are broken between the third and tenth year)  are apt to meet the small crises  of any househbld with the  threat of divorce as a handy  weapon. The dkys when the  wife went home to mama are as  outdated as the?- Eugenie hat.  Now she trots tq' the attorney's  office. f  How much of this can be attributed to they, influence of  Hollywood, whejre divorce is  rather a charmhjg lark, is anybody's guess. Whatever it is,  it is rapidly making a bad joke  of the marriage vows. The  clergyman whdf intones that  deathless phrase, "until death  do you part," may be forgiven  for a certain note of cynicism  in his voice.      iy  Divorce is hecessary with  many couples who confront a  stone wall of incompatibility. It  is unimportant jto a higher-income strata of sbciety who treat  marriage as lightly as any other  responsibility, j But with the  little men and isyomen who file  through the supreme court it is  a tragedy.  And. the place to see that is in  the court. y y  You might think the gallery  would be fiiledj' with sensation-  seekers; . There: are none: here;  They discovered long ago that  there is no erptic thrill in the  muttered stpry^bf adultery. No  glamour girls-living the reckless:  life, here. - y  ^-    :  Just a plain,"'unattractive girl  in a black, short-length coat, an  edge of bitterness in her voice  and a cheap wedding ring on  her hand. "We separated in  1941. He was cruel to me. He  had what thejf c&ll a very uncontrolled temper. He threw  me around once." She's a clerk  in a store. No Rita Hay worths  ���here.'. . .   i  . '.-������������  The reporters stroll in occasionally. They no longer write  about divorces. They keep a  box score,.  The investigator is in the boxt  He has theoourt room manner:  It's an old story tp him. "This is  a.picture of the husband. He  isythe brie Miiti the' X mark  underneath. . ^ The co-respondent denied .tojme that he was '���'��  GIBSONS^���Robert Dowler was  fined $500 and costs or three  months at hard labor when convicted by Magistrate S. MacKay Friday of keeping liquor  for sale.  It was the first time ir. many  years a trial has been held at  Gibsons. Magistrate MacKay  came from Selma Park to hear  the case.  Counsel for Dowler was D.  M. Owen of Vancouver. Prosecutor was Sgt. A. Hooker of the  B.C. police detachment at  Sechelt.  CHILD'S PLAY  NO MATTER what his constitution, a child should engage  in some form of recreational  program, in the opinion of experts in child training. Medical  authorities feel that many  delicate children are being left  too much to their own resources and, by virtue of their  handicaps, exclud ed from  healthful group activitp.  Only in competitive fun can  a child learn self-reliance and  attain a. sense of "belonging,"  so essential to normal development. Parents.of handicapped  children- are .urged to consult  their family doctors concerning  some form. of organized activity, in which .these little-ones,  can be embraced.  what's doing down the hall.  The chief justice, dictates- his  verdict in the pure, dispassionate terms of the law; -The girl  in the black coat goes out into  the marble hallway and a companion shakes her,, hand.  Inside   the   sunny, court- the,  next case is opening.    "I was  married .in the City: of Vancou- ;  ver. Province of British Columbia.   I am a motor mechanic.  Your Christmas Entertainment \  *i  J. Arthur Rank presents Charles Dickens  "GREAT  EXPECTATIONS" :V'       '  Featuring John Mills, Valerie Hobson  A truly great motion picture.  NEWS ��� COLOUR CARTOONS ��� COMEDY  IRVINES LANDING���-Tuesday, Dec. 23, 8 p.m.  SECHELT���Thursday and  Friday,   Dec.  25  and  26  ot 8 p.m.  NOTE:   Different show Friday afternoon, Dec. 26, at  SecheSt-���starts 2:30 p.m. i  SECHELT���-Saturday, Dec. 20���Dick Tracy  Monday, Dec. 22���The Magic Bow  Special Christ si as  and flew Year'  SAILINGS TO LOGAI. PORTS  Lrv.  8&XTT.&KXA  WOODFXBBE  SQV&MZSX   .  oxBsosrs  Binghamptori beat Scranton  in an' Eastern Baseball League  gamesin May, 1945, 11-4, yet got  only one hit.  After being on the waiting  list since 1939, a man has been  alloted a house in Uley, England.  SEASON'S  GREETINGS  from the  WOOL SHOP  Gibsons, B.C.  Qudlity drygoods at  *:   lowest. prices.  BOWEN XS&ASTD Xmas���I_v. Union Pier Wed. (I>ec. 24) 9 a.m.  . Bowen Pri., (Dec. 26) 6 p.m.     ,  New/Year���Lv. Union Pier Wed. (Dec. 31) 9 a.m.;  Lv. Bowen Pri. (Jan. 2) .5 p.m.  Xmas���Lv. Vancouver Wed. (Dec. 24) 9 a.m. and  6:30 p.m.  Lv. Squamish Wed- 3:30 p.m., Woodfibre 4 p.m..  Britannia 4:30 p.m.  No Sailings on Christmas Day  Usual sailings on Boxing Day (Dec. 26) and Sat.  (Dec. 27) ������;-���        .        ,_  Sunday Eve Beturn Sailings   (Dec.   2��)Lv.  6:30  p.m. (Special) and;8 p.m. for-Britannia: 8:00 p.m.  for Woodfibre iand: Squamish.    - '  New Year���Lv. Vancouver Wed., 9 a.m. (Dec 31)  No Sailing on New, Year's Day ;���  Lv. Union Pier Fri. (Jan. 2) 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  (Special) for Britannia, .Woodfibre arid Squamish.  Xmas���Lv. Union'!Pier Wed. (Dec. 24) 9 a.m. and  7:30 p.m. ���   ' ���   - :.    ,...'.-..".���  Y"'"'Y"-" LvyGibsohs; Wed.  (Dec. 24)  2:30 p.m.. 5:30 p.m.,'  ~--.. also 9:45 p.m.     -  No Sailing on Christmas Day  Lv. Union, Pier Pri. (Dec. 26) 9a.m. and 7 p.m.  New Year���Lv. Vancouver Wed. (Dec. 31) 9 va.m-;_  Lv. Gibsons, 3:30;p.m..  .    ��� .        Lv. "Union Pier Thurs.  (Jan. 1> 8 p.m.. (no morn  ing sailing).      "���!-'���. ..-.',  Lv. Union Pier Pri. (Jan. 2) 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.-.  POBS lOS&LOV .Xmas���Lv.   Vancouver   Wed    (Dec.   24)   9   a.m.;  Lv. Port Mellon 4:30 p.m.  Lv.   Vancouver   Pri.   (Dec.   26)   9   a;m.   and   8:30"  p.m. (Special).    l_  New Year���Lv. Vancouver Wed. (Dec. 31) 9 a.m.;  .       Lv. Port Mellon 4:30 p.mv'>::     ;  --��� :   ;y        :    y  Lv. Vancouver Thurs. (Jan. 1) 8:00 a'.m. (Special)  for Port Mellon. y y  Xmas���Lv. Union Pier, Tiie. <D��c. 23) 9:30 a.m.,'"  also Wed. (Dec. 24) 9:30 a.m. for Ports to Sechelt  and Half Moon Bay.  Southbound Wed;   (Dec. 24)  Lv. Pender Harbour  7:00 p.m.  Lv. Half Moon Bay 2:30 p.m.        ���  Lv. Sechelt,, 3:30 p.m.  No Sailing on Christmas Day.  Lv. Vancouver Pri. (Dec 26) 9:30 a.m., returning.  Lv.   Pender   Harbour   Pri.   7   p.m.,   Lv.   Sechelt  8:4'5  p.m. ��� ' .-.���. y-- ���: yv.y  New Year���Lv. Vancouver Tues.   (Dec.   30)   9:30  a.m. ahd Thurs.   (Jan. 1)  9:30 a_m.- ���=���>  Southbound Wed.  (Dec. 31)  Lv. Pender Harbour  11:45 a.m.;  L��v.  Sechelt 1:45  p.m.    -- <  Southbound Pri.  (Jan. 2) Lv. Pender 7 P-m \ Lv.  Sechelt 8:45 p.m.  Xmas���Lv. Union Pier Tues.   (Dec.  23) and Pri.  (Dec. 26)  9:30 a.m.  Lv. Westview Tues.  (Dec. 2_7 8 p.m. (Special)  Lv. Westview Wed. (Dec. 24) 5 p.m. Fri. (Dec. 26)  5 p.m.  New Year���Lv. Union Pier* Tues.  (Dec.  30) and  Thurs.   (Jan.   1)   9:30  a,m.  Lv. Westview, Wed.  (Dec. 31)  9:30 a.m. and Pri.  (Jan. 2) 6:00 p.m.-for Vancouver.  INFORMATION AND TICKETS'FROM  UNION STEAMSHIPS LIMITED  793 Granville Street���MA r. 5438  Union Pier, Foot of Carrall Street���PAc. 3411  gEC-EEIiT aafl  PBB.D-3-. KBX.  BOUTS  WESTVIEW  (Powell _Uv*r)  .<w3��e��tg��e^^ee^ &et&��teteitt^*te*MKte)tMt^^  |  I  1  1  I  Sill  Have You Heard That the Popular  Christmas and New Year's Eve  DINNERS  will be again served in SECHELT INN.  Organize a party of friends and make  your reservations early.   .  Christmas Dinner, 6 p.m.  New Year's Eve Dinners, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.  (2 sittings)  New Year's Day Dinner, 6 p.m.  Don't miss the New Year's Eve Dance in the  Sechelt Pavilion.  i__��niiii_-i_wi!iii!i_-ii��iii_M!ni  i  H  i  m:  =\  y  Froli  ew /ears rroue  Under the Auspices Canadian Legion Branch 140  to be held in the  PAVILION, SECHELT  Dances old  and  new-���door prizes-���spot  prizes.  Come and greet the New Year with  LEN HOLLAND'S Piano Accordion Dance Orchestra  HASSAN'S  GENERAL  STORE  J  PENINSULA     |  CABS I  ^^p*******^*^^  CONSOLIDATED BROKERS  ******* w��*��Mtpe����*��rs  MURDOCH'S  MARINE  SUPPLY  I  Dancing 9 to ?  Tickets $1.00  LAST CHANCE TO SUBSCRIBE  JIT SPECIAL CHRISTMAS GIFT RATES!  Ybu Save up to  Here's the perfect answer to  your last-minute Christmas  Gift problems... p/cwe your  order TODAY for subscriptions to magazines that fit the '  personalities or hobbies of  everyone on your gift list.  MARSHALL  BROS.  . ... and by placing your  order TODAY a handsome,  Christmas Gift Announcement  Card, bearing your hand-  penned name, will be mailed  to-reach your recipient just  before Christmas!  ASSOCIATED  AIR TAXI  LAST CHANCE! ORDER TOOAYI SAVE UP TO 40%  JAMES C. W. BALLANTYNE  / P.O. Box 58 .  VANCOUVER, B. 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