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Array I.  Serving a Progressive and Growing  Area on B. C.'s Southern Coast.  Covers Sechelt, Gibsons, 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.  PUBLISHED BY THE COAST -STEWS, XimZTED  Business Office:  Sechelt, B.C. Kational Advertising1 Office, Powell Sl-ver, B.C.  Vol. Ill���No. 22.  Sechelt, B. C.  Friday, December 12, 1947 5c per copy. $2.50 per year, by meil.  LAST TOTEM���Time is patiently and . relentlessly taking  oyer at Kaisum Harbour, Moresby Island, Queen Charlotte Islands. Once the site of a Haida village, only the chief's  Totem remains.; Where once the lodges, stood, fine spruce  trees sixteen inches in diameter have engulfed, and covered  the site and this Totem pole is the only visible evidence of  Aboriginal tenants of over 50 years ago. The Queen Charlotte Islands produce some of the world's finest spruce wood  used for lumber and in pulp and paper manufacture. Last  year, B. G. Pulp and Paper brought over 40 million urgently  needed American dollars to British Columbia.  Grantham's Ldg. Boasts  BeautifuI Homes, Gardens  f By JIM RENNIE  MEANDERING along the road  4he other day, from Gibsons  to Granthams,? the thought came  to us how fortunate we were  giving in such beautiful surroundings and often we acquire  a/common "place'"attitude and  let the beauty of familiar  scenes dim our  eyes.    On the  med garden and fall flowers.  Continuing are the cottages of  Mr. and Mrs.: Spencer, now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Ger-  brant and Mr. and Mrs. Hage-  lund_, East .again is Mr. Harry  Srjnith, who is here to stay and  who has made a wonderful job  of; turning a summer cottage  into a modern home with oil-  way ��� we    were    joined    by,  a-   f��^.a moawn nome w��n ou-  friend   from   Gibsons/    He * is'. he��V?? 4 un^ ,aRd.  *���gidaire.  ,-,..;+_, o ���,-�����. n��j ���7;tK q mornr    and ' his  neighbor   is  Mr.   and  ed    "Are you still living irt  Sleepy-Hollow with the aristocrats?"  That   question   required   the  same  answer as the  old gag;.  "Are you still.beating your wif��  ;���Yes and No."    At the top of  the hill we stood for a moment  at   "Gladacres,"   the   cosy   new  -���home "of Mr. and Mrs. Mullett,  with  the/ground   freshly   dug  :and  planted'-'"with  a "thousand  vbulbs.     Across ythe;- road,   tip  high stood the new home of Mr.  and Mrs. Farrow,yitff nice red  brick walls shining in the sun  land  with .a.7view unsurpassed.  .   Across the road on 'a. corner lot  and facing Keats Island was the  lovely  hopie  of  Mr. and  Mrs.  George   Bell,   newly   designed.  Almost next door was "Bonnie  Doon"y'with  its '���: "lum"   reekin'  briskly, the hew home of Mi;.'  and Mrsv Farquhar who helped  to build it with her own hands.  On   the' other  side  again,   the  .   new home of Mr. and Mrs. Les  Steadman whose alterations Lfcs  did himself and did so well that  a neighbor has awarded him-^a  $2,000 contract to remodel his  home;      Down    the    hill -.and  among   the. trees   is   the   log  :house of Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, the inside of .which is the  envy of all the neighbors, and  next door the home of Mr. and  Mrs. Johnston yvith; eyerythirig  spick and span, and if you slide  down the hill  a little  further  you -find y the /nest   of  Walter,  Jean and West;       -,  Next   come   Mr.    and    Mrs.  Pateman with one suite occupied by her djaughter and son-  in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Rechielt,  and Dickie, lately from Egmont.  and if ever you find Mrs. Pafe-  yman sle^pj I'll eat my; hat. yAt  the:  next .corner,.  facing /the,  wharf and the sea is the home  : of Mrs. Hay eke, surrounded iby  well trimmed trees;' and shrubs  and from her window can watch  the   passing   parade ; of - ships,  trucks  and holiday-makers.?  . y y At the wharf men were ,uri-  ; ldaidihg pulpwooC from ay truck  .; to   a ' scow   and   from: here't is  fshipped  two   scows   per   week  "with  some  hundreds  of  cords  for Port Mellon; There.- is noth-  sleepy about these fellows^:.  The wag and I as we saunfer-  ���i ed vtroV they wharf; spotted .'(the";  Tnew  homes   of   Mr.   and   Mrs.,  ' Spencer and Mrs. Fisher up- hill  Jamong   the   trees,   and   as Vwe  Istood on the road: the Sun -was  ^shining on-^he" hew red rbbfyof  ithe store, how  ownedyby Mrr-  land -Mrs. Cooper.    Mr;  Cooper  y^is^'a handy service, man ahdfc a  ^go-getter   and   with   his   wife,  ?Pearl,  is anxidusy to serve t)_e ;  .public.      The    "Guest    House" -  /stands  high  and  is; under Ythe  capable    management    of   Mr.  tage has been made fully mod;-  ern and his gardens a delight.  Further on we stop on the  bridge that spans "The Wee  Burn" where Granthams and  Soame's Point; get their water  supply, arid looking up the glen  marvel at its beauty, and on the.  right bank stands the home of  the Misses Doherty amid towering firs and stately alders.  Our nextstop 'lis. at. the house  with the 36 steps down, where  Mr. and Mrs. Neal Lowes make  their home; -They are from the  prairies . as you might know  from the smell of home-made  bread and Neal can turn wood  -just as well assod; ;aiid at the  next house with a lantern and  a Rex X above the gate live  Mr. and Mrs. Tom -Allen whose  house ;��� and grounds- have welcomed bazaars and garden parties galore. The "Bee Hive"  of the day was at the hew. home  Of Mr.- and Mrs. Humphries,  lately retired from Calgary.  Here were Mr. Banks and Fred  Soames laying a cement floor  in the basement, ^George Bell  papering the- .parlor, Walter  Chambers mixipg mortar, Mr.  Hunter of the guest house sanding the floor of a room some 30  feet long, the windows of which  commanded a glorious view of  the sound.     ;  This" /home yi^y a woman's  dream arid" beyond, my .description. There, was still one more  house at Soames Point .where,  under the shade Of huge maples  and in ample grounds stood the  hew home of Mr. and Mrs. Cox.  A colonial/ styled bungalow'  with. knitted pine interior, a  beautiful c home in a lovely setting. : ��� .���������'���.  As we. wended, our. way  horneward^ my'':waggish friend  agreed -that; somewhere there  might be more sleepy places  .than Granthams/ and maybe  "aristocrat" had acquired a new  meaning. 'He had heard that in  Vancouver the- loMy hamburger was .an/1 a^ and it  looks'as if ally your tradesmen  ' had the aristocratic touch. Walter Chambers mixes mortar one  day and models a yacht the  next., Mr. Hunter sands a floor  or sets a mould'around a roof  like an artist, and Mr*. Banks is  a  carpenter   '.'sans  peur."  Mr.   Bell   is /painter,   paper-  hanger,  wood-turner and fisherman,   and  Fred  Soames  can  ; fall "a   tree,   buildy/a   wall,  fit  ; pipes   and ": in ��� fSct' ��� before   the  ; other   artists   arrived-,   he   was  master of 'works for Granthams.  . To top it all the Joggers em'^  ployed    by    Messrs.Godfrey,  Alexander, and /Cornish   make  each   pulpwood/pole   take   ah  aristocratic  - summersault    before   reaching   the  barge,   and  MRS. MURRAY MACKENZIE  ROBERTS Creek String Group,  under the direction of Miss  Margaret Maclntyre, will entertain on Monday evening,  December 22 at 8 o'clock at the  Kewpie Kamp, with vocal  numbers, instrumental selections and community singing of  Christmas carols. Silver collection will help defray expenses and proceeds will go to  the local charities. Small children will be admitted if accompanied by their parents. Song  sheets will be provided, so  come���bring your friends and  join in the singing of the beautiful Christmas carols.  * *    *  Friends in the community  have recently heard from Mr.  and Mrs. R. West, who left last  September to take up permanent residence in England, together with their two children.  Mr. West is working hard and  Ellen has a job in an office,  making out all right. David has  his problems inasmuch as he is  teased for his Canadian talk  and ways. David enjoys singing in a choir. Mrs. West says  the food get a little monotonous  and people stand for hours for  many of the articles. The other  day it was for lemons. Bananas and oranges are almost a  thing of the past. Eggs also are  scarce. The address of the  Wests is 28 Maitland St., Bedford, Eng.  * *    *  I hear that the guests at the  Canadian Legion Dance held  recently at the Creek had themselves a. gay and happy time.  The spot dance prize was won  by Mr. and Mrs. T. Shaw���a  pair of ladies' hose which was  auctioned off. Carl Christmas  and Mike Jackson, the winnahs,  were the cause of a little furore  among the ladies. Mr. J. Ren-:  ton and Mr. J. Hilton won  prizes. : The New Year's Eve  dance with the Pony Pals entertaining promises to be a gala  affair . . . and the girls are  looking    forward    to    wearing  longer dresses on that evening.  * ���*    *  Roberts Creek was well represented by the ladies who attended the shower at Red Roofs  = henermg-JVIisS -Mar-ion-Edmunds  who wilf exchange marriage  vows   with   Douglas  Foley   on  December 20.  /    *    *    *  Returning recently from Vancouver   w;ere   Mrs.   R.   Findlay  and Mrs. D. McLarin.  ������/'-#    *    *  Mrs; Ruth Mitchell is visiting in ^Vancouver with her  young charge, Pat Charters,  who will have his picture taken  for Christmas.  ���������*���*.*  : Thanks. Gwennie for pinch  hitting lor me during my absence, and thank you " dear  friends for your condolence in  the passing of one of the finest  gentlemen I have ever known.  One who was a true humanitarian; respected and loved as  a father by. his niece and  nephews who travelled far to  be at his bedside.  The friends of Rev. Thomas  Moore wish to extend their  sympathy for Mr. Moore and  his family during his present  illness. Mr. Moore is at present  in St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver. We beg to announce that  the services at the "Castle" in  Roberts Creek are still held  under the, leadership of Rev.  Mr. Bushfield arid friends. All  are welcome.   Service is at 3:30  p.m. each Sunday.  ***  The next visit of the National  Film pictures will be at the  Kewpie Camp Hall, Roberts  Creek, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16.  An .afternoon showing at El-  phiiigstone School for the chil-  dreri will be held at 1 o'clock  of the same day. A picture  featuring the work of the postal services will be shown with  other items. In the evening the  main picture is entitled "Quality Beef," with others "The  Postman," "Search Unending"  ; (color), "West Wind" (color),  "Canada���World Trader," and  "Small Fry." ./  Automobile  INCREASE   in   passenger   and  automobile rates on British  Columbia coast steamships,  amounting to 10 to 15 per cent,  went into effect Monday. Coast  routes of the BIG. coast service  of the C.P.R.; Canadian National Steamships Ltd., are  affected. Fares are increased  by 10 per cent to Victoria, Nanaimo and the Gulf Islands, and  by 15 per cent to Prince Rupert  and northern B.C. ports. Seattle  services "will not be affected,  and staterooms and berths will  remain the same.  Rate increases are attributed  to mounting operating costs,  both in wages and supplies, by  officials of the companies.  The. followirig statement on  behalf of the companies was  made today by G. H. Baillie,  vice-president in charge of the  C.P.R.'s Pacific' division:  "Heavy increases in operating  costs, amounting to an overall  estimate of, 134 per cent over  1938 figures have made it  necessary to make adjustments  in passenger and automobile  rates, on coast, ships.  WAGES INCREASED  "The economic need for adjustment may be readily shov/n  in operating figures. Wages  alone on coast ships have increased by an estimated 126 per  cent over 1938, with a sharp  rise during the current year.  "The cost of fuel oil, second  largest item in operating expenses has increased 101 per  cent. Repairs and maintenance,  and the cost of supplies have  also greatly increased.  "While these costs have been  steadily mounting over a pejriod  of years, the passenger rates to  Victoria and Naijaimo, for instance, have remained unchanged during .fjiat time.  "In the face-qj/a continued  upward trendy the ��� companies  have no alternative but to make  reasonable tariff* ^adjustments."  and Mrs. Hunte^-bbth of whom any that miss and take to the  ^are an asset to the community, . salt chuck are retrieved by our  ^arid the nice house next door aristocratic beachcombers who  '"Chalfond" is the home of Mrs,    make their living by the sea at  Workman, with its well-trim-    Sleepy Hollow. r  SECHELT TEEN TOWN  By MAC  ON~ DECEMBER 1 the Sechelt  Teen Town council met at  Rockwood Lodge to discuss  plans *for future social developments. It Was resolved that  we hold a skating party at the  pavillion on the first Friday  after the Christmas holidays.  Meanwhile it was decided that  we should have a hike or picnic before the holidays.- Any  suggestions as to where we  should; go?  At the meeting .it was also  decided that we should have  100 copies of our constitution  mimeographed. These will be  handed out at our next general  meeting. This should give; the  members a better working idea  of the: Teen Town.  To crest or not to crest is the  By B...L. MAJ01ANT       ..1  THIS  week yKii^iii^ye^^  iana which surrounds^ Sechelt  and tales of the early settlers.  In the year 1873, a company,  of sappers surveyed the Indian  reserves, and the land which  now belongs to the Union  Estates, was taken up by one  of the Royal Engineers, John  Sales. He sold the land to  J Lieutenant - Governor Nelson  wh held it until-his death. During this period, the Tfaillslands  were a naval reserve,^ which  has long since  been cancelled.  In the year 1895, Mr. Whittaker bought the land from  Mrs. Nelson, who resided in  England, for the sum of nine  hundred dollars. He came up7  to Sechelt and started a store at  Porpoise Bay, which he only  ran for about a week, and then  ' dismantled. He then took on  the business of taking the  freight over the trail to Porpoise Bay.  This caused a great deal of  dissension among the Indians,  who had generally hauled all  freight. As the trail ran across  the Indian reserve,, they asked  for a toll. The Indians went to  extensive efforts to block the  trail by chopping down trees  and digging pits the length of  it. These delays caused Mr.  Whittaker to take two, hours to  come from Porpoise Bay to  Sechelt, in what is now a very  short run.  Aid, however, came \o both  sides, leaving all agreeable.  Through the efforts of the Indian agent and Mr. Whittaker,  Victoria was asked to help, and  $100 was allowed to make a  trail that was not on the reserve. From being a narrow  twisted trail, it has now; expanded to a wide road,  were  after  question? Let us know if you  would be willing to buy a crest.  If you have any ideas for designs of said crest hand them  into the mayor or city clerk, or  any one else on the council.  Remember they must have our  colors, red and grey, and .he  words "Sechelt Teen Town" as  well as our motto, "Vogue La  ���Galre."  If practice 'makes perfect the  girls' basketball team of the  Sechelt United School should  be able to stand up to the gals  of the Residential School aftei*  a few more weeks' practice.  Style has really improved since  the last game and we have a  fifty-fifty chance of <> coming out  on top at the next game, no  more to be. the under dog of  local basketball.  , To be healthy and happy we  must be fully* occupied. If the  day's work doesn't call forth  all the "sweat and toil" needed to give the body and brain  a thorough work-out, an absorbing leisuretiriie activity will  do the trick, helping health as  well as killing the idle hours.  ip Passenger  Court Grants Girl  Marriage Permission  VANCOUVER���Betty Denham,  17, of 3338 East Third, was  given permission by Mr. Justice Wilson to marry Edward  Ray, 22-year-old fisherman of  Pender Harbour. The court's  approval was required because  the girl does not know who her  parents are. She was brought  up by a foster father.  11  tf  Open Shelf  Provides Free  Book Service  MANY persons in British Columbia are unaware/ of the  free public library service by  mail that is available to readers,  old and young, from the "Open  Shelf" at the . Victoria Public  Library Commission.  "Any person in B.C. who has  not access.. to an extensive  municipal library/and who does  not reside in a union library  district, may borrow books,"  explains superintendent, C. K.  Morrison. "The Open Shelf is  well. equipped to provide a  comprehensive public library  service. Ample funds are avail-  . able to enable: us to keep the  collection thoroughly up-to-  date with the best new books."  35,000 VOLUMES  The Open Shelf consists of  about 35,000 volumes, mostly  non-fiction, providing a wide  selection in practically every  field of general, public interest  ���science; erigirieeririg, - the mechanical ��� trades, farming, history, philosophy, economics,  politics, biography, art, music,  handicrafts, travel, sports, gardening,r hobbies^ etc.  The literature section in-  cludesiEnglish, classics, such as  Dicl^i^ Scotty Kipling, and a  jeleteHoj,/ of }tlfebesty;in riiodern-  Tiction-. Y\^rrentyiighv novelsy  detective stories-and westerns  are 'not available. There is a  wide choice of the best juvenile  literature for all ages, fiction  and non-fiction.  As many as six,books may be  borrowed at a time, for a period  of six weeks. The loan period  includes, time in transit, but  books may be - renewed for a  further period of four weeks  provided they are not wanted  by other readers. The library  pays outward postage, and a  special label is enclosed in each  parcel which will bring -���he  books back postage free.  The Open Shelf circulated  60,000 books last year in the  outlying parts^of the province.  In order to enjoy this service,  residents of Powell River may  simply send a postcard to the  Public Library Commission,  ask for a membership card, and  stating their particular' reading  interests. Catalogues and book  lists are available free.  SECHELT SCHOOL NEWS  By US'N     A MAJOR accident was bravely  averted during the clearing  of the school grounds when our  brilliant blonde of the year  (namely Stan Tyson) yelled  "timber" as the tree fell a few  inches from Cecil Stroshein's  head.  What's the matter with  Yvonne Brooker, maybe "no  speaka da Reynolds."  What are these weird noises  w�� hear coming out of Miss  Marchant's room every Monday  afternoon. With Mr. Brooker  doing the training your choir  ought to end up sounding  pretty good, girls.  Since the recent departure of  two certain men from a local  logging^ camp (yuk) we find  two woebegone-women sitting  silently at the back of the room  (for a change). ���[���'���  Confidential. For the girls  from Gibsons only:  What's the matter girls���No  "New   Look"?  Enjoy skating on Friday  night.  We see Q.T. making a personal study of New Brunswick  the easy way." (Hey, Nellie,  where do you get all the pull.)  They are finally putting up  a ; nurse's room in the school,  thanks to : Miss Irving of the  V.O.N.  As I guess you have all  gathered by now that this is a  new anonymous column. We  hope you'll get a bit of enjoyment and a few laughs out of it.  We hear the "Christmas concert is coming along pretty good  and we are really thanking all  the boys and girls taking part.  We sure hope that you are all  behind us for the building of  the new gym, and that you will  help support it financially.  Pender Harbour  Coupie Narrie  In Vancouver  MISS    Betty    Mackay,    twin  daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  John MacKay of Pender Harbour, and Wilfred Lawrence  Klein, eldest son of Mr. and  Mrs. Fred Klein, also of Pender Harbour, were married on  Saturday, November 29, at 8  p.m. at the home of the officiating clergyman, Rev. J. R. Wilson of Vancouver.  The bride looked charming in  a grey crepe two-piece ensemble, with brown accessories.  Her corsage was of red roses  and gardenias.  Miss Jean MacKay, twin sister of the bride, chose a pretty  green costume as bridesmaid.  Mr. Tom Krurnpic supported  the groom. A reception following the service was held at  the Palomar Supper Club, after  which the bride and groom left  on their honeymoon by bus to  Portland, Oregon.  On their return, they will reside at Garden Bay in Pender  Harbour.  Selma Park  Holds Bazaar  SELMA PARK���A most successful and enjoyable bazaar  was held on Friday evening,  December 5, in the Sechelt Inn,  put on by the Selrna Park Community Club.  The evening was officially  opened at 7:30 o'clock by Magistrate S. McKay and the large  crowd soon took advantage of  buying the articles displayed,  stuffed animals, dolls, needlework, home cooking and candy.  The Christmas tree was the  centre of attraction for the  kiddies, and the surprise parcels disappeared like lightning.  Bingo and other games were  well patronized, as was the refreshment booth.  The highlight of the': evening  was the drawing "for the. raff le.  The lucky winners being": First:  prize,   silver   tea /service   and :  ~tra^-;:-tii_ket-"No: -698r^lit--iBy;^;  Mrs.  Browning,  Wilson  Creek;  second    prize,    walnut    coffee  table,  ticket No.  520, held  by  Miss A. O'Drescoll,  2550 Balaclava, Vancouver.   The O'Dres-  coll's also have a summer home  at Selma Park.  The bean guessing contest  was won by Mr. H. Burke, with  the nearest guess of 1313���1319  being the exact number in the  jar. Mrs. F. Bilington and Miss  A. Millar both guessed the correct weight of the Christmas  cake, so it was divided into half.  There are still some of the  cook books available and may  be purchased at Willows store,  or from Mrs. George Colson,  Selma Park. A hearty vote of  thanks is extended to all those  who helped to make the event  the success it was. Proceeds to  date are approximately $500.  by Jock Scott  thumb Tactics  NOW THAT one of our national  magazines has written of the  school where waitresses are  taught to do things right, there's  a Pulitzer Prize watiing for the  newshawk who can locate the  mysterious school where they're  taught to do things wrong.  It's surely not by accident  alone, for instance, that almost  all my favorite waitresses have  mastered the delicate technique  of pouring a cup of coffee so  that the Java spills over the  chipped rim of the cup into the  saucer. Presto! You lift cup  to lip and the depreciation on  your tie increases 87 per cent.  It takes long experience and  careful tutoring to master this.  I've seen some beginners, for  example, who bring the cup to  you already spilled. This is  definitely crude. The proper  method, of course, is to bring  the cup with the coffee just to  the brim so that when the customer puts in his cream he will  do the damage himself.  This puts the onus ��� not to  mention the coffee ��� on you,  the customer. I know that if  I were a waitress the deep satisfaction of such a sight would  be more than compensation for  the long hours of training it  must take.  Probably the chief subject in  the curriculum at this sinister  college comes under the head  ing  of "Thumbs."  SILVER SANDS  By MRS. C. HARPER  MRS. STELLA Zurch and son,  Ernie, have returned from  Vancouver where they were  visiting Mrs. Zurch's sister.  Ernie was taken -ill shortly after  his arrival home and is now in  St. Mary's Hospital.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Ritchey  had a few friends in for a musical evening on November 31,  the occasion being their twelfth  wedding anniversary.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brown  were in town last week for a  few days to get their Christmas  shopping done. Mrs. Walter  Wray took charge of the children during their absence.  * *    *  Peter Johnson is spending a  few  days  at  home  from  I.  P.  Logging Co., Jervis Inlet.  * *    * .  Roy Bryan is home to spend  the Christmas holidays with  his family. He has been employed by B.C. Forest Products  at Vancouver Bay.  * * ��� *  Dr. Vollans and a nurse from  St. Mary's Hospital visited the  school on Friday, December 5,  for the annual inspection of the  children.  * *    *  Preparations for the joint  Christmas concert of Half Moon  Bay and Silver Sands schools  are well on the way to completion. The performance ^ill be  given in the new hall at Halfmoon Bay in the evening of  December 16.    A good turnout  is expected.  * *    *  Mrs. Roy Gibson's mother  and father have come all the  way   from   Nova   Scotia on a  visit to the Gibsons.  * *    *  The Ritcheys made a flying  trip to Vancouver last Friday,  returning the same evening.  can't find any statistics to  support a contention that the  average waitress' thumb is any  longer or more active than her  sister's, but I suspect that  through some form of setting-  up exercises ��� perhaps before  an open window in the mornings ��� they have developed  them to prepare for the task  ahead.  It should be pointed out that  the waitress runs a constant  risk of having her thumb bitten  by hungry patrons who over-  anxiously dip into their clam  chowder before the waitress  has had a chance'to remove her  thumb, or on the other hand,  there is a danger of it being  stabbed when the impetuous  diner plunges his fork into the  mashed potatoes.  ; Just what the mortality rate  on waitress''thumbs may be is  another point not on the record,  but^it's evidence of the com-  ^^eriiess^pi^eir-tMining ���:-th��' <|^  the majority of waitresses still  possess this appendage..  All of these phases in preparing a young woman for such  a responsibility pale before the  most important consideration  which is, of course, how to  avoid having your eye caught.  Over a period of years of  enforced ea"ting in restaurants,  I have made an exhaustive  study of the problem of catching a waitress' eye and have  observed every conceivable  type of approach, short of offering the waitress a mink coat or  a six-week cruise to Hawaii.  The average waitress is equal  to them all.  Indeed, the technically-perfect waitress has developed the  ability to gaze full into a  customer's eyes without the  faintest sign of recognition,  although the customer may be  wildly signalling with a bottle  of ketchup, running up flags  and screaming at the top of his  voice.  There is the type, too, who  can be turned around by  fastening a piercing, hypnotic  gaze at the back of their head  or, as we veteran customers  call it, the Yogi Treatment.  Sure enough, the waitress  finally looks in your direction.  You signal with a toss of the  head and what you hope is an  ingratiating smile. Then the  waitress lowers her eyes bashfully and begins to blush.  You might just as well go  ahead and try to eat that steak  with the spoon.  Gibsons School  Budget Passed  GIBSONS���Budget for 1948 of  $59,945 approved at a general  meeting of School District No.  46, includes one mill on total  taxable land assessment which  will be used for building fund  purposes.  Twelve representatives were  at the meeting and three trustees wre elected for two-year  terms. They were A. E. Ritchey, Halfmoon Bay; A. Lloyd,  Pender Harbour; and W. A. E.  Davies, Dowen Island. 2 THE COAST NEWS, Sechelt, B.C.���Fri., Dec.   12,   1947  EEBgS  GIBSONS  LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE���COAST NEWS  Fire and Casualty Insurance  Business and-Personal Printing  Office Equipment and Supplies  Typewriter Sales and Rentals  SECHELT  By ARIES  More Important Than Ever. . .  This EATON  Shopping Safeguard!  In these days of unsettled prices it is more reassuring  than ever to know that every single thing you buy at  EATON'S is backed by a permanent, unchanging  Guarantee that safeguards every penny of every dollar  you spend ... a Guarantee of:  "GOODS SATISFACTORY OR MONEY REFUNDED���  INCLUDING SHIPPING CHARGES"  This simple contract,between a great organization and its customers  has never been more significant than it is today ... for it applies not  only to performance and quality, but to price and value, tool It is a  constant safeguard against unwarrantable price rises.  It has always been our policy to pass on the saving to our customers  immediately the cost of any item is lowered by the removal of a tax  or the lowering of a duty; similarly, when new excise taxes are imposed the increase is not reflected in our prices until we, ourselves,  have had to pay the increased cost.  The meaning of the EATON Guarantee is simple, it admits of no  exceptions. If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with the  downright dollars-and-cents value of anything you buy at EATON'S,  you can send it back and your money will be refunded. That has  been the basis of our way of business since 1869 ... our biggest, most  important reason for saying:  "YOU CAN SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE AT EATON'S"  XEATON C��  LIMITED  EATON'S Midwinter Sale Catalogue Is Now Out  Look For It!    Shop From It!   Save By It!  WE HAD a very enjoyable  able afternoon at the Inn on  Tuesday when the V.O.N, informally served tea, and. friends  both old and new got together.  The object of this apparently  was to induce the younger element to take an interest in the  V.O.N. work here in Sechelt, as  Mrs. Arnold, the president, explained the auxilliary started  as a small group but has now  grown so large that perhaps  better work could be accomplished by two small units, one  to do the sewing and the other  to raise the funds.  Mrs. Donaldson spoke briefly  on V.O.N, work in the districts  and the need for more money to  carry on, especially an extra  nurse is to be obtained. Miss  Irvine, the nurse, also spoke to  the meeting on the aims and  objects of the order, and outlined some of her work which  is extensive and covers far too  large an area. We hope to see  the new group formed shortly  and trust that every one will  help.  * *    *  We wish to extend through  these columns our sympathy to  Mr. Fred Archer, Joe and Amy  in the loss of wife and mother.  We shall always remember  Mrs. Archer, her kind hospitality and although she did not  go around much amongst us she  was very well liked in the district. The funeral service was  conducted by. Rev. Gibb and  pallbearers were comrades of  Canadian Legion. Mrs. Archer  was accorded a full. Legion  burial. Ladies i of the W.A.  placed on the grave the traditional poppy, and the words of  the Legion ritual were spoken  by Mrs. W. K, Berry, president.  * *    *  Father Provincial Birch has  recently been on a visit here  from Ottawa. He plans to call  on all the Catholic missions in  B.C. The Indian residents of  Sechelt listened very attentively to his inspiring address in  the community hall in the village.  * *    *  James Jackson, also one of  our local Indian boys, suffered  a very painful injured wrist  when he fell at his place of employment at Burns and Jackson.  mmmmKmmmmiiummmammmamatmmmmm.  f  DEATH AND DAMAGE  necessary the hew "Safety-Responsibility" law.  on  the Highway have made  By BROWNIE  WELL, just 13 days left and  the snow is still on the mountains, but getting down a little  nearer. Am I going to be mad  if we don't have a white.Christmas. Just doesn't seem like  Christmas without snow. I may  be sorry I ever said these words  because last year when I arrived here on January 7 we had  two feet of it. All I want is  everything to be white, not  buried in it.  * *    *  Last week we had a couple  of fishery inspectors here for a  couple of days. They wanted  to see that all the fish were doing what all good little fish  should be doing at this time of  year (whatever that could be?).  They very kindly brought our  mail from Refuge Cove. Since  November 15 we only get our  mail once a week direct from  Vancouver to Salmon Bay,  where our boatman, Herbie  Campo picks it up, so an unexpected delivery is very wel-.  come. ,  * *    *  Last Saturday night was a  big night for us folks, we had  our first dance! Mabel Rogers  and Holly Roberge, the gals in  charge of the cook house, were  hostesses for the evening, and  everyone Had a wonderful time.  Pop Jackson and Chris Smith  did a real job of calling the  square dances, also teaching  most of us the correct procedure for these dances. The floor  of the cookhouse is rather  rough, but we hear there is to  be a new one soon and of  course next year we are to haye  our hall. Then we will really  be able to have some fun, whist  drives, dances, shows, just like,  the big towns, only in our little  town, you won't get pushed  around. on the dance floor or  stand in line for a show.  Oh Sunday George and I  showed a little spurt of ambition, so while I made a couple  of Christmas cakes, he put an  extra wall plug in so we can  be sure and use our Christmas  tree lights. I convinced my  mother she didn't need as many  strings of lights as she had, so  the "House on the Hill" will  really be lit up this Christmas  (with lights, I mean).  Tuesday Gladys and Chuck  Royal and Wayne went to  Refuge Cove to do some shop- '  ping. They entrusted wee  David to my care. They arrived  back Thursday night and said  they had a real good trip. On  their way home they stopped  at Salmon Bay and visited Pir  -and .'Irene^Jacksanr^also^Janets  and Albert Billington. Pir and  Irene are getting ready to go  down next week to spend  Christmas  with  their  families.  By  MRS.  ERICKSON  GLAD to report Mrs. J. Browning is much better and was  very thrilled when told she was  the lucky winner of the lovely  silver tea and coffee service  raffled to aid Selma Park Community Centre Fund. She is  now off to Vancouver to visit  her new city grandson.  * *    *  Congratulations "to the "Sid.  Smiths on the arrival of a brother for Kenneth. Sidney Stewart, Phil and new baby expected home soon. Mrs. B. Woodward (great grandmamma) is  having quite a time getting  Kenneth used to the idea that  he is not the No. 1 young gent  any longer.  * *    *  Not very much news this  week as I was down in the city-  (pouring rain most of the time).  Met hubby Alf down for his  days off and news of Britannia  Townsite was exchanged with  my local gossip, but it was too  wet to get around much.  The surprise of the trip  though was to find "Prutt"  ("Stoney" to his city friends)  in St. Paul's for a minor operation, doing O.K. now, has got  himself engaged and if plans  work out hopes to get married  before the end of the year; a'  big surprise to us all and I  know his old friends here will  wish him the best of luck. Met  the young lady, Miss Anne  Jantzen, a very charming girl  whom he met in Port Moody,  so'it looks like Stoney has been  holding out on us. More details later.  * *    *  Our deepest sympathy goes  out to Fred'Archer and family  of Sechelt in their recent loss.  *       *       *    -      ���'     '  Better late than never with  birthday greetings for Lynne*  Dunfield a regular summer  visitor to these parts. Some of  her local gal friends were going  to give her a party but school  examsf prevented her making a  visit.  * *    *  Note to Toba Inlet "Brownie":  A couple of ducks put pn the  down boat would be much appreciated.   Cheerio.  Scouters to Train  PROFESSIONAL Boy Scout  leaders from every province  will undergo training at a  Canadian Scouters' "training  centre near Ottawa from June  1 to 19, 1948, it is announced by  Major-General D. C. Spry,  C.B.E., D.S.O., chief executive  commissioner of the., Canadian  Boy Scouts association.  -bowen island-'  By  PEABL  PUNNETT  MR: AND Mrs. James Collins  _ had a brief visit from their  daughter, Mrs. Morgan Miller,  and granddaughter Jean, of  Peniberton, B.C.  ; We are sorry to report that  Mr. Alec Tait was knocked  down by a car while in Vancouver and is now in Shaughnessy Hospital. We don't know  a.t the time of writing how he  is progressing, but hope that he  wasn't seriously hurt.  t<: *     *'   *  �� Mr. and Mrs. T. Fougberg  pfyPemberton were visiting thie  Tatter's parents, Mr. and Mrs.  James Collins over the weekend; Mr. and Mrs. Fougberg  are.down to Vancouver for the  potato fair for which product  Pemberton is famous.  Prepare Yoiir  Radio  for the longer evenings.  Have it checked NOW!  W. G.Fortt  ROBERTS CREEK  More than 30 of the nation's  crude oils are suitable for jet  propulsion.  ���Ayi^y-VW'-���: >^-  Janet and Albert are staying  "in" for Christmas. Why don't  you two come up; for a visit  during the holiday, Janet?  "In this very year, to the end of September,  there were 127 people killed in motor accidents.  There were 2.940 people injured. There were  8,135 motor accidents of all kinds.  "To that date, the record shows one person  killed "in  this   Province every other day."  Extract from a radio address delivered  on November' 27th, 1947, by the  Honourable Gordon S. Wismer, 'K.C.,  Attorney-General of the Province of  British Columbia.  The record of traffic accidents has become so serious drastic measures are necessary. To curb this mounting toll, your Government has  passed legislation providing heavy penalties for all who fail to accept  their full driving responsibilities.  There is nothing experimental about the new British Columbia  "Safety-Responsibility" law. Similar legislation in Manitoba and in the  States of New Hampshire and New York has succeeded in gaining two  objectives. First���-it protects responsible motorists and pedestrians  against irresponsible drivers. Second���it establishes in the mind of every  motorist a greater awareness of his responsibilities and makes him do  something about it. This it achieves by providing offenders with such  severe penalties as license cancellation and vehicle confiscation.  Prevention is the keynote of the new legislation. Compulsory  insurance laws, suggested as an alternative; are not preventive. They  provide compensation only after the damage is done. B.C.'s new law  assures all who walk or drive the roads a greater degree of safety.  The "Safety-Responsibility" law becomes effective on March 1st.  A summary of the provisions will be published in the next statement of  this series. You are asked to study the details of this legislation. Complete co-operation by everyone is essential to make-the Act work.  KNOW   YOUR   TREES  (Pictfl Engtltnann)  e$��33  wf**i_  A*  FIRST IN A SERIES OF STATEMENTS PUBLISHED  UNDER AUTHORITY Or THE  HON. GORDON.S  WISMER, K.C., ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  A coniferous (ret occurlng in the interior of the province,  preferring lend moist from springs, seepage or overflow. Of  merchantable site at middle and lower elevations; stunted or  depressed at timber line. Occupies plateau sites In southern  Interior, gradually approaching valley floors as you progress  north. In dense stands, reaches height of from 80 to i 35 feet  and diameter from 18 to 36 inches. At high altitudes Is often  only 2 to 4 feet high.  Similar to White Spruce, the two may be cut together without  distinguishing them. Suitable for 'pulp wood, cooperage,  sounding boards inpianos, violins and normal lumber products.  British -CoUimbia'sPulp  f out teen million dollars  annually in wages,  EA���....��� - M0W  AWD  iM  THE  FUTURE  ��  .����  No; 4 in �� scries of informative advertisements.  Paste ttiem in your scrap-book for future reference.  -I n-  BR I 18  CO  L  II  MB 1  : A. large new reservoir at  Staines, on the outskirts of London, was opened recently by  the King.  CoHison's  BarberShop  SECHELT  Due to slackness of business  during the day, barber shop  jwill be open evenings only  during the week and all day  Saturday.  Hours will be  Tuesday io Friday  6s30 pjn. io 8x00 pjn.        .  Saturdays, 8:30 ajn. to 8 pjn. j  Hassans9  GENERAL  Itore  PENDER HARBOR  Groceries ��� Meats  Drygoods ��� Drugs  Hardware  Fisfying Tackle  Independent Fish  Buyers  ������   *     ':  Ship Chandlers   y-  .���"���'���:'��������� :   * ������':.���������'���, ������'.I-  Home Oil Prodnets Y  '    '���'���' Y ���'"'���*'���" '"'' ':'':'%  HASSANS'WHARVES  I  FOR SAFE COURTEOUS  PHONE  Peninsula Cabs  Formerly Jack's Taxi and Blowers Taxi  Phone Sechelt 21 HZ  Peninsula Headquarters  -     -    -      ���   ���  Ranee Boilers     ~' '"  ��� Plumbing Supplies  ��� Gurney Ranges  Supplies are available for  all your plumbing needs.  Contact us now in readiness  for winter.  Marshall Bros.  'Serving the Peninsula'  Gibsons Landing  Phone Gibson 3K  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 light, power, water and telephone  service 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  Don't Waste Precious Hours  in Stow Travel!  i  Fly There!  Safe Economical Seaplanes ��� Experienced Pilots  Air Express �����Charter ��� Sightseeing  Timhercruising  TRY US ON THAT NEXT TRIP TO TOWN  For Rates and information call  Associated Air Taxi Limited  Richmond 1481  or contact our local agents  Pearson and Sawyer, Seehelt  Phone Sechelt 21 Q or 9-C-4  P. G. McPherson, Gibsons  Phone Gibsons 2-A  -*�� BU��, MSATS  COHFIBENCE  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  Wat ��oast $zws  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  THE COAST NEWS, Sechelt,  B.C.���Fri., Dec.   12,   1947 3  .    ���;   y,,     . y .; ;���  About one sixth of the total  standing    saw   timber    in    the  United    States,    exclusive    of  Alaska, is in Washington state.  Specialists in Logging &  Contracting Equipment"  Cut Costs  with  _n.u_.mxa*  POWER CHAIN SAW  Fully automatic dutch . ... Only  on* operating lever, the throttle  .. .'Cannot be stalled . . .weight  72 lbs. and up.  Call or Write for Pamphlet  '--.-;..      B.C Distributee*  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  UPRIGHT grand Willis piano  (Heintzman & Co.), in excellent condition; also piano  bench, $300. Apply Mrs. Find- '��  lay, c/o Shaw's Store, Roberts  ���Creek. ", 1  FOR SALE  TWO double beds, coil springs.  Apply K. Whitaker,  Sechelt,  B.C. 23  FOR SALE  FEEDER pigs and five-month-  bid pullets.   Phone O. Rolph,  Sechelt, B.C. 23  EQUIPMENT CO, LTD.  ���  395 West 5th Ave/  FA.7030 ��� VANCOUVER BC  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  A Complete.  Hairdressing  Service  *  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  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  SHOES RENEWED  Eric Knutson  Sechelt  .   Parr Pearson Agencies  General insurance  Phone Pearson-Sawyer Office  Sechelt 21-Q - LSL    Y  TRANSFER-TRUCKERS  TAXI  JACK'S TRANSFER  Light and Heavy Hauling  WILSON CREEK  Phone Sechelt 15-U  PENINSULA CABS  24-Hour Service  WILSON CREEK and  SELMA PARK  Phone  Sechelt  21-H2  WiM  C^^;  Play Safe!  Let Us Overhaul  Your Car Thoroughly  For Cold-Weather Driving  Winter weather can make .driying dangerous.  A sudden skid, a faulty turn can bring financial and physical disaster. Drive in your car  today. We'll fix it up right for the.coming  season in a jiffy. Low service charge for  thorough, complete overhaul.  1��@  GIBSONS, B.C.  FOR SALE  TWO female Cbcker 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 1 Vz 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  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. INichol,  Madeira  Park.  23  HOPKINS LANDING  By MRS. E. McCLELLAN  MRS. Fowler of Soames Point  is spending a week in Vancouver.  * *    *  Miss Bond of England who is  visiting her aunt, Mrs. Manfield  at Hopkins Landing, is spending a few days with friends in  Vancouver.  * *    *  Mrs. J. B. Allan spent the  week-end with her son, Mr.  James Allan,  at their summer  home at Hopkins Landing.  * *'  *  Mr. E. Campbell was a visitor  at Hopkins for a few days recently.  Mrs. H. C. Magee of Hopkins  is visiting her brother, Dr.  James Thompson of Seattle,  Washington.  Wm. McFadden  Optometrist  GIBSONS  'Office Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evenings  by Appointment  Every day except Thursday  BULLDOZER  FOR HIRE  Land Clearing  Basements Excavated  Roads Built, Etc.  Albert Danroth  Roberts Creek  r~  Doris' Beauty Bar  Opposite  Howe Sound  Trading  Gibsons Landing  Complete I ine of ...  BEAUTY SERVICES  Doris Bedwell,  V  Operator  p4i^^___-MW-___e__i  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  By JIM RENNIE  WE REGRET to announce the  death of Mr. Fred Howlett of  Granthams Landing. He passed away on Friday, December  5, at Vancouver General Hospital. Mr. Howlett "served for  two years as president of the  A.O.T.S. and was an "elder" of  Gibsons Memorial Church and  took a keen interest in Granthams Sunday School. He was  well known in Vancouver  where he served as city clerk at  the Town Hall. His place in  our community will be hard to  fill and to his widow and relatives we extend our sincere  sympathy.  * *    ��  Mr. and Mrs. Hunter have as  their guests Mrs. Hunter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton, of  Watrous, Sask. Mr. Hamilton  is known as the Strawberry  King of Saskatchewan, and  ships plants to all parts of the  North American continent. In  these days of wheat kings and  queens, barley and beef kings,  its pleasant to hear of the dessert.  * *    *  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Banks  have left for Vancouver and  Victoria where they will spend  Christmas and New Year holidays.  * *    *  The Gibson Memorial church  bazaar held on December 5  under the auspices of the W.A.  proved a very successful affair.  The displays on the various  tables were very attractive,  consisting of home-cooking,  children's wear, fancy work,  aprons, white elephants, and  downstairs a cosy tea room  where "buyers" and salesladies  refreshed themselves. The  efforts of the workers were well  rewarded realizing over $160.  Hats off to all the men who  turned but in goodly numbers  helping to make the day interesting.  * *    *  The tug boat "Big Horn",  owned by the Poole brothers of  Granthams Landing, while towing a boom of logs from Pender  had the misfortune to lose their  skipper. He had gone out of  the cabin while off watch and  later was missed. He had been  in poor  health for some  time  and  seemed despondent.  * *    *  We have a mutual friend who  runs her sewing machine beside the window overlooking  the "beach." She remarked to  my wife the other day, "I've  lots of fun watching your hubby  sawing wood. That pipe of his  has to be filled first, and then  the awful job he has to find a  match and another one- or -two~  before he gets it lit. He no  sooner gets started when that  big blacksmith comes along and  down they plank themselves oh  a log and I can tell by their  motions they are talking about  the big fish they never catch.  After a bit I hear his saw  again and I think he is off to  a good start but no, his pipe has  to be lit again and its match  after match, goodness, knows  he must keep you poor. Well  he starts up again and Mrs.���  I've got to laugh���he's got a  wee silly song that he lilts and *  he can only remember two  lines. I think it's 'Moonlight  and Roses.' I often think if he  would pick a tune with faster  time I might see him finish his  'cut,' and if I were you I would  put my foot down on him  scratching matches on his pants  and just as a special favor ask  him to learn the other two  lines of 'Moonlight and Roses'."  While on the subject of sawing wood and on behalf of my .  fellow artists who are misunderstood by the ladies, may I  say that the men who tried so  hard to make a living sawing  wood by hand are all under the  greenwood tree. Today it's a  "hobby," that's a thing you go  at very carefully. You have to  know your subject, its texture,  how it got so wet and that all  takes time. You can't rush it.  Just watch some of my artistic  sons of the saw at the municipal  float at Gibsons. They gather  under the lea of Jack Londen's  house and summer visitors  stand around and keep them  off their work, and to get away  from the madding crowd Jack  goes fishing.  Walter ' McGoun gave up - the  profession of pipefitting at $20  per day so that he could take  life easy sawing wood, and Mr.  Armour extended' his life span  by 50 years sawing wood by the  easy method. Then other  artists are Dave Donaldson, Mr.  Banks, Mr. Deans, Mr. King,  all of whom are passing through -  life gracefully sawing wood and  running the  political machine.  Iceland Spar a transparent  element which has the property  of polarizing light, is mined in  New Mexico.  THIS WEEK'S MQYXES  Glenn Ford, Janet Blair in  ^GALLANT JOURNEY"  Plus NEWS; FILM VODVIL  f  IRVINES LANDING���Tuesday, Dec. 16  HALFMOON BAY���Wednesday- Dec. 17  SECHELT���-Thursday, Dec. 18  ROBERTS CREEK���-Friday, Dec. 19  SECH ELT���Saturday, Dec.  13���Roy Rogers  Picture  ft Dec. 15-���'?This Lore of Ours"  By NETTIE HAMILTON  HELLO folks! Another week  and nary a Christmas present  wrapped. Every year it's going to be different and it is,  only it gets worse.  *    *    *  Last night I went to see the  play "Suds in Your Eye," a  comedy put on by the Townsite  Players Club and what a grand  play. Ive seen all their plays,  but this, I think, was their best.  All the players did their parts  very well. Conchita, played by  Margery Harris, was " played  yery well. She both looked and  acted the part of a bold bad  flirt. Mrs. Fraser had the Reading part and I still can't see  how she remembered half of  what she did (especially all  those cute swear words. I think  she was ideal and a perfect  owner of a junk shop, and the  overalls were the real hit. Mrs.  Sherriff was as usual the perfect (poidon me) screwball, as  an old maid in her 1958 style  dress and the most becoming  strawhat, a creation of 1900.  I sure laughed myself sick at  her, and oh those fainting spells  were as perfect as I've ever  seen. It was fun to watch her  gradually feeling the effects of  her beer? Mrs. Knight need  never worry about getting her  passport to Sweden; she played  her part with perfection and I  just loved that red hat with  the huge green flower on it,  and she had a wicked wiggle  in a grass skirt. Bill St. Laurent made a very good tax collector and hope he had no ill  effects from the good swinging c  he got from Mrs. Rasmussen c  and Mrs. Feeley. I could almost  feel the swat --hie -got. Mr.  Thompson sure wanted poor  Mrs. Feeley "Indian" and he  sure looked as if he'd really  fallen off the" water wagon.  Dora Tysoe made a very good  auctioneer to get $90 for a pair  of nylons and that was quite a  love affair between her and her  determined lover, Mac Knight,  not forgetting one of my favorites Lawrence Stewart in the  new role of a Chinaman, which  he played to perfection. He  had quite a struggle out of that  barrel. Bill Hatch, George  Hurley and George Watson supplied some lovely music between scenes. It really was  a grand play and hope they  have a full house at Woodfibre  and Squamish. I wish they had  a dramatic club here at the  Beach (not that I'd be of help,  but I'd do my part), so how  about it,  someone?  * *    *  Congratulations are , in store  for Edith Newberry who is  strutting a beautiful sparkler;  so  we  wish them the best of  luck.  ��    * .  *  ,- Sorry to report Mrs. George  Zorin of the Trail is in the  Townsite hospital and hope she  will soon be home. Mrs. Wm.  Adamson is doing nicely, after  her second operation (the first  of its kind to be performed)  and is still in the General Hospital,  * *    *  Clint Nicholson_and his Dutch  bride were up for the week-end  to Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Stewart.  Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pybees of  Chilliwack were up for a few  days visiting Mr. and Mrs.  George Waymer, her sister.  * . * . *  The Virdesios are in the limelight again, only its Mrs. this  time. On Friday she was trying  to do a Scotch jig with James  Balderson and got a little bit  too frivolous and kicked her toe  on the rug. Result: one big  broken toe. But she'll know  tomorrow after her X-ray, but  the nurse is pretty sure its  broken. She doesn't mind the  toe, its the missing of the New  Year's dance that is hurting the  most, so our sympathies go to  Flo.  ��� * ���   * . * ���  Was asked to say Aggie  O'Kell (one.of our club members)   has at last got her cur-  SECHELT WEST  By EARLE GRAY  By MRS. S. McGILL  Mrs. Home and Mr. Weinride.  Music was supplied by Eddie  Freer and his orchestra and a  good time was had by all.  A TEA and apron sale was held  on November 10 by the  Women's Service Club: We  would like to express our appreciation for the good turnout.  Thank you, ladies.  * *    *  The Young People Club held  a Sadie Hawkins dance on November 22. The hall was decorated for the occasion and the  lighting effect was very good.  Prizes were given for the best  costumes. The music was supplied by the Top Hatters of  Vancouver and a wonderful  time was had by all.  * *    *  The marriage of Miss Peggy  Wiren to Mr. B. DeBoeck took  place in Vancouver on November 22. Our congratulations,  Peggy and Bill.  * *    *  Mrs. B. Davis had her sister-  in-law visiting her for a few  days.  * *    *  The Women's Service Club  held a whist drive and dance on  November 29. Prizes were won  by Mrs.  Ployart,  Mr. Johnson,  tains   up,   so   it's   open   house  every one?  * *    *  Would like to say happy  birthday greeting to my (worse  half). It's Wesley's buff day on  Dec. 9; and greetings to all who  have birthdays in December.  One of the purposes of the  Women's Christian Temperance  Union is to suppress trade in  narcotics.  SELMA PARK  General Store  and  Post Office  Groceries, Hardware  Softdrinks, Magazines  Fresh Fruits and Vegetables  FRED  WILLOWS  Proprietor  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, B.C.  ^^N_^0^^^P^^  MURDOCK  Marine Supply  ��� Groceries  ��� Fresh Meats and  Vegetables  ��� Hardware  ��� Shell Oil  ��� Fish Camp  Pender Harbour  Spend the Winter at  Wakefield Inn  All the comforts of home  .  . . even food across the  street.  Steele's Radio  and Electric  Phone Sechelt 9k  Guaranteed  Servicing  on all makes of radios  and appliances.  SEND BY BUS  ERIC INGLIS  GENERAL  TRUCKING  and FUEL  Gibson's Landing  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  WILLIAMS CONSTRUCTION CO.  CONTRACTORS  Glen. 0463F Phone Mar. 3439  BULLDOZING, ROAD CONSTRUCTION, LAND  CLEARING, EXCAVATING, ETC.  Large Machines.  HD10 at Sechelt���HD14C at Gibsons  SEE ED BAMFORD  Clay Chamberlin's  GIBSONS, B. C.  MR. AND Mrs. R. Kean and  family of West Sechelt have  made the move to Sechelt.  They are now staying in one of  the Union cottages along the  water front. The move is just  for the winter months I am  told, and they will be back on  the hill by spring. Their new  home is located much closer to  Mr. Kean's work and will save  him the weary job of driving a  long distance to and from work  on bad roads.  ��� ������ * y *     *  Mrs. E. Bernulf Clegg was at  her ranch at West Sechelt over  the week-end for a short stay.  .*��� ' *.' '*  Mr. and Mrs. H. Wood are  moving to Vancouver for the  winter months. They were  staying with relatives while in  the city. '��� vxy ���'���-  *    *    *  The West Sechelt V.O.N.  Ladies' Auxiliary got off to a  good start on their Christmas  hamper raffle. The hamper  contains all makings to make  sweet-tooth dreams come true  on Christmas day. Proceeds are  for a worthy cause.  LOOKING FOR A MARINE ENGINE?  See Us First  Kermath Marine Engines  25 h.p. to 580 h.p. ��� Gos or Diesel  Haddock and Stephens Engineering  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  Bring- Your Repair Jobs to Us!  Boot Tanks, Worm Air Heating Furnaces Repaired  Range and Heater Repairs  CHICKEN FARM EQUIPMENT  GUTTERS AND DOWNPIPE  AIR CONDITIONING  Sheet Metal   Works  LAURIE SPECK  GIBSONS  =_  Processed cheese is made by  grinding up natural cheese,  blending it and pasteurizing it.  "Prompt Attention to Mail Orders I"  it RESTMORE FURNITURE:  Beds, Springs, Mattresses  it GENERAL ELECTRIC APPLIANCES:  Radios,  Refrigerators and Washing Machines  it FURNITURE:   Occasional Tables,  Cedar Chests, Lamps, Etc.  WESTVIEW, B.C. ��� Phone 230 4 THE COAST NEWS, Sechelt,  B.C.���Fri.,  Dec.   12,   1947  Scouts on Guard  IN ADDITION to the 1,000 Boy  Scouts who sold the official  programs along the route of the  royal wedding in London, there  were 26 King's Scouts and ten  Boy Scout Leaders on duty inside Westminster Abbey, while  two Middlesex Senior Scouts,  Gordon Lawrence and Peter  Marsden were on duty every  day looking after the wedding  presents at the Royal Wedding  Presents Office at St. James's  Palace.  IN MARCH, 1947, the provincial government and the Central Mortgage and Housing  Corporation organized "The  Rural Housing Advisory Committee for British Columbia."  One purpose of this committee  is to assist in the improvement  of rural homes (remodelling,  repairs and beautification). The  second purpose is to assist in  planning of new homes.  In September of this year,  the committee decided to concentrate for a six-month period  on the first of a series of publications which would consist of  material on modernization and  repairs. It is hoped that this  material will be available for  distribution in April, 1948. The  preparation of all bulletins will  be under the direction of Professor F. Lasserre, department  af architecture, University of  British Columbia, with Mr. M.  Whiteman as research assistant.  A general meeting of the advisory committee was held in  Vancouver on November 7,  under the chairmanship of professor J. R. W. Young, department of agricultural engineering, U.B.C, to review the progress up to the present and to  discuss a future program.  It is expected that bulletins  will be forthcoming on subjects  such as: "Water Supply and  Sewage Disposal," "Plumbing  and Heating," "Wiring, Lighting and Electrical Services" and  "Painting and Decoration."  Some of this material will be  available for distribution during 1948 and will be prepared  those who desire to do their  so as to be of greatest value to  own work. The bulletins will  be copiously illustrated by diagrams, charts and illustrations.  The   advisory   committee   in  co-operation with the Central  Mortgage and Housing Corporation is also sponsoring a "Better Farm House" competition.  This competition will be  handled by Mrs. S. E. Gummow,  superintendent of Women's Institutes, and is open to all organized groups of farm women  in British Columbia. The competition will probably begin  early in the new year, its purpose being to stimulate interest  on the part of farm women to  discuss the important topic of  rural homes. From it will also  come many ideas on home  planning which will be of use to  the advisory committee in the  preparation of bulletins.  The department of agriculture has indicated a great interest in the beautification  scheme being carried out in the  eastern provinces. The committee heartily endorsed the government's interest and offered  its wholehearted support. The  beautification program will  consist of improvement of road  fronts, ground surrounding the  house, painting and decorating  of buildings, the removing of  rubbish and unsightly garbage  dumps and dilapidated structures. It is hoped that this program will enhance the interest  of rural people in their living  conditions and surroundings.  The co-operation of everyone  in this project would go a long  way towards making the province more attractive to its citizens as well as to the tourists.  Sechelt Peninsula Board of Trade  GENERAL  MEETING  to be held  JANUARY 26, 1948  All items for discussion at this meeting should be forwarded, in writing, to reach the Secretary, at Sechelt,  before January 12, 1948.  i���~i  DANCE  at REDROOFS HALL  Pony Pals Orchestra  Saturday, Dec. 13th at 9 p.m.  Bank of Montreal  GIBSONS LANDING, B.C.  Sub-agency to The Main Office  500-520 Granville St.  Vancouver, B.C.  n a mum aumut  B4n  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 the main office.  Tuesday���10:45 a.m.���2:30 p.m.  Friday���10:45 a.m.���2:30 p.m.  Ask for our booklet, "Your Bank and How You May  Use It" and "Services of the Bank of Montreal".  Photo by Korjh  W. M. NEAL, C.B.E. chairman and president of the  Canadian Pacific Railway,  whose promotion as a Knight  of Grace in the Venerable  Order of the Hospital of St.  John of Jerusalem has been  announced in Ottawa.  Can. Vocational  Graduates Use  Their Training  IN A STATEMENT commened-  ing the effectiveness of veterans rehabilitation training  carried out under the Canadian  Vocational Training Plan, Hon.  Humphrey Mitchell, minister of  labor, announced that more  than 80 per cent of all veterans  who completed training in Vocational training centres were  now employed along the lines  fpr which they were trained.  The minister stated that recent reports indicate that the  vocational training of veterans  is rapidly drawing to a close,  and will be completed much  earlier than was anticipated  when the war ended. This has  demobilization of the armed  been made possible by the rapid  forces, and the adequate facilities for their training established throughout the country  through the excellent co-operation of provincial governments  and other organizations.  Up to October 31, 1947, approximately 130,000 veterans  have been enrolled for training. Of these, over 80,500 have  completed their training; about  38,000 discontinued their training prior to its completion; and  11,535 were still in training on  November 1.  MOST EFFECTIVE  The training given in the pre-  matriculation   classes   and   vocational   training- centres   ap->  pears to be the most effective.  Of those who enrolled in pre-  matriculation   classes,    74   per  cent     have     completed    their,  training and fewer than 24 per  cent have discontinued.   In the  vocational schools more than 61  per cent have completed training, and 31 per cent have discontinued.     Of   those   enrolled  for  training-on-the  job in industry, more than 59 per cent  have  completed their training,  and 28  per cent have discontinued.     Of  those   enrolled   in  private trades schools, or business colleges, 52 per cent have  completed   their   training   and  more than 33 per cent have discontinued.   The correspondence  courses  have  shown  the  least  satisfactory   results,  with  only  16 per cent of those who enrolled  having  completed  their  training up to the present, and  more than 77 per cent having  discontinued.  By poise, the doctors do not  mean mere placid serenity.  They know that "fire" too, is  necessary, at times. They simply suggest that calmness  should be the prevailing mood,  for poise pays.  i��V>  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 haye, but what  you can do without-���that will help put the country in a position to supply all  the things we like to have and bur 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 but 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 hove experienced our  superior service, a call or post card to REG. JACKSON will be'answered promptly  and in language you can understand.  MICKEY COE, Mgr., JIMMIE RENTON, Chief Mechanic, CHARLIE MAYWOOD,  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  ;<���'  i   X  r4>  SI1LVE�� emiO-   SEMVICD   STATION  WILSON CREEK v  WASHINGTON, D.C.���Immediate shipment of dried milk  and cod liver oil to Poland to  arrest alarming malnutrition of  children there was urged by Sir  John Boyd Orr, director-general of the United Nations Food  and Agriculture Organization  (F.A.O.) in a statement to  officials of the United Polish  Relief Fund of Canada.  When informed that the U.P.-  R.F.C. was conducting a campaign in Canada this month,to  raise $1,500,000 for relief to the  people   of   Poland,   the   noted  Scottish nutritionist commented  on Canada's extraordinary generosity during the war.  "The voluntary reduction of  the consumption of bacon and  butter by Canadians saved Britain in its hour of need," he said.  "The people of Canada continue  to show the same generosity  and I hope that there will be  an excellent response to the  special appeal for help to Poland. I am certain that when"  the food story of the war and  postwar period is written, the  rising generation of Canada will  be proud of the great contribution their country made to the  alleviation of hunger and misery among their fellow men in  less fortunate countries."  Stating  that  he  was  excep-  tion^iy moved by the preliminary, report pf an F.A.O. mission"'on the urgent need for  help, especially for mothers and  children, Sir John said that in  all European countries which  were ravished by the war there  will be difficulty this winter to  retain rations even at the low  level of last winter. "Shortage  cif food, fuel and housing," he  said, "is undermining the  health of the people in these  Countries. ._���'���  At PENDER HARBOUR  SATURDAY,  DEC.  20  Commencing of-8:30 p.m.  Good Prizes *       Coffee and Doughnuts  %&i��i$.��i&&$i$i$i&&&^  ������������9  ���������������  .....  Make Tlielr Christinas Merry with  A Gift To Be Remembered  o  .....  ���������������  ��������������  <&  #���*������  Qilii fan. Jie*  Adrierme Cosmetic.Sets ,���  1.50 to 14.50  Chanel  Perfumes and Colognes  Evening in Paris Sets r 1.50 to 12.50  Yardley Lavender Water 1.25 to 3.50  " -:4  Natl Polish Sets  Boxed Stationery ___ i_____ ���~ from 50c  .     Fancy Boxed Soap  Nylon Hair Brushes _______���������from 1.65  Max Factor Sets _____���-���-��� from 2.95  Ashes of Roses Sets __-__ ������from 1.50  Leather Writing Cases ______ ______ 3.50 up  .. ��� *&  ���...'���'���'.-   ���"������������  ���������������  ������������9  <*r  .....  i��E<ee^etct&Gtc��t0Kie��^^  O  .....  ���������������  ���������������  Sunbeam Shdvemaster _���_. 19.75 and 26.75  Packard Shaver (foursome) ��� ��� 24.50  Bachelor Shaving Sets ...:____ f rom 1.00 to 8.50  Bill Folds and Wallets .������ 1.75 to 9.50  Ronson Lighters ������ 5.00, 6.00, 8.00, 10.00  Beacon Camera and Leather Case ������17.50  French Briar Pipes ____���_-________-__-____��� 5.00  Leather Travelling Cases ___' 3.50 and up  Plastic Playing Cards ....-____ ��� set 2.50  Pen ancl Pencil Sets       . y.  '. y .  Military Brush Sets  Shaving Brushes ���_____Jf_���_-���_ 1.00 to 5.00  3! .    iHoener Harmonicas y  *& f&a&2a��3S!*3a��S}^^ Metal Flashlights ��� 1..65, 1.75, 1.95 com.  CHRISTMAS CANDIES HAVE ARRIVED  TOFFEES, GUM DROPS, FRUIT DROPS,  BOXED CHOCOLATES  BOXED FRUIT JELLIES  ���������������  o  ���������������  4��  TOYS  GAMES  FANCY CHRISTMAS CANDLES  Ideal for your table decoration.  LANG'S  Please  Note  Drug Store   Hours  During  Christmas Weekend:  Closed Christmas Day and  Boxing Day  Open Saturday, Dec. 27, from ,1 p.m. to 6 p.m.  y\'  Closed Sunday; Dec. 28  Emergency Prescriptions/ Please Knock at  Side Door or Phone Gibsons 3W  PRESCRIPTION, SPECIALISTS  GIBSONS, B.C.  in...  *?K^��W!��Wflf0i��!��?O!��?O?��?$?^  ���     -- ��� -<"**��� ��� " ���  Can you close your heart  to the appeal of these  ^  <���  "   %    -?     V^  1��  HUNGRY  POLISH  CHILDREN  8*:��--5_  Today in war-ravaged Poland,  3,315,000 children are hungry and  miserable.    There are l,600,00fo war  orphans.     Many   are   near  starvation,  menaced by tuberculosis.  ~ \      ������ ���  There is urgent need for strengthening foods,  winter clothing, medical supplies, hospital equipments  United Polish Relief Fund of Canada is seeking  $1,500,000 for this humanitarian task.  All amounts collected will be expended entirely in  Canada for the purchase of essential relief sup  plies, and distributed in Poland under the direct  supervision of Canadian citizens or under such  other safeguards as will ensure their reaching those  for whom they are intended. The allocation of  relief assistance will be determined solely on the  basis of need.  Coming winter threatens these people with added  misery.  Won't YOU help to relieve their distress?  Send your contribution TODAY to  United  Polish  Relief Fund of Canada, B.C. Headquarters,  445 Granville Street, Vancouver,  or to The Bank of Montreal, Powell. River,  and an official receipt will be issued to you.  MISERY KHOWS HO POLITICS  ililiSllllSilll

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