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Array bprmg  .anded on Beach  IDR.  A.   A.   GORDON  from the  Shaughnessy Hospital at Van-  fcouver, who brought in the largest fish of the week to the* Deluxe Fishing Guide Service, really landed it the hard way. Dr.  fSordon, leaving the float before  |ix in the morning in one of the  worst rainstorms of the summer,  orgot  to  take  his   gaff  or   net  Mth him. Shortly after he round-  id the point and was off Steep  fluffs he snagged  onto    a    32-  yound   spring.     Using   light   20-  pund test tackle, he played the  Monster for about half an hour  |it realized he could never get  I in the boat without a gaff or  |;t on his light tackle.  iExhibiting extraordinary skill,  le doctor worked his way to  lore and landed the big fish on  |e beach.  |j. H. Atkinson brought in a  jce catch of six fish weighing  |out 65 pounds in all. He had a -  f^-pound spring and a 15-  lunder as well as two smaller  |rings and two nice cohoes.  ^ive days' fishing in the Gib-  lis area netted the Glenden-  hg family from Vancouver 36  p. They landed 14 cohoes, two  /e sized springs, 10 jack springs  d lots of grilse.  |lr. and Mrs. Meyer Goldberg  >m Vancouver weighed in six  poes and two springs as the  |ult of their angling experi-  bes.  rew boats are coming in within fish these days, according to  jry Smith at the Deluxe float.  /  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  Tsland, Pender Harbour, Wilson  Creek, Roberts Creek, Granthams  Landing, Egmont, Hopkins Landing.  Brackendale,  Cheekeye,  etc.  L  JPT7B2_ISH__D BY" THE COAST NEWS, -_I2CXT-3X>  Business Office:  Sechelt, B.C. National Advertising- Office, Powell River, B.C.  Vol. 4, No. 3  Sechelt, B. C.  Monday, Aug. 15, 1949 5c per copy, $2.50 per year, by mail  isitors Win  nion Prizes  k  TO VISITORS to the district  yere the first ones to submit  | clipping of the Union Store  j/ertisement from last week's  ast News with all the errors  ?wn, and the prizes were  Warded to them.  ?he first prize, two tickets on  J TJiiiQife.^  lender "Harbour, was won by  S..'._ F. S. McManus of Fort  piam, Ont., who is visiting the  rict at present.  |he second prize, two theatre  ;_ets, was won    by/  Miss    J.  aulay  of  Edmonton  who  is  a visitor to the district.  (here  was  one  entry submit-  tbefore either of the two win-  j onps but it was not eligible  jt had not marked all the er-  in the advertisement,  ���ihe prizes, being awarded  fi week, may be used any  p diiring the month in which  iy are issued. The excursion  fets may be used from Rob-  �� Creek or Sechelt and may  |to Pender Harbour on Tues-  \,   Thursday   or   Sunday;     or  may be used to Buccaneer  jr, on Wednesdays and  Satur-  s.  igain this week there are sev-  errors  in   the  Union   Store  ssifiecl   advertisement  in   The  i&st News and readers are ad-  *d to mark these errors and ..  |e the advertisement from the  ,per in to the Union Store early,  jpember it is the first one  tided in with all the errors  frked that wins the prize.  School Board Holds  Monthly Meeting  AT THE monthly meeting of the  School Board held at Gibsons  on Tuesday, August 9, it was  decided that tenders would be  accepted for reshingling, painting arid other repairs to the Gibsons elementary school and the  old Legion Hall being used as a  classroom.  Col. J. Burnett will replace V.  Z. Manning as inspector of  schools. Mr. Manning, who is retiring about 28 years with the  Department of Education, was  inspector of schools for Rich-'  mond, Delta and Sechelt.  Delegates to attend the convention at Qualicum next month  are A. E. Ritchey, A. Funnell,  Robert Leith, G. A. Marsden and  Mrs. A. Jackson.  The matter of the dental clinic  is to be worked out between the  public health nurse, Mrs. A.  Dando, and Dr. Love.  No Liquor Store  For 12 Months  JIM VEITCH, chairman of the  trade and industry committee  of the Gibsons Board of Trade,  has been informed by W. J.  Kennedy of the Liquor Control  Board that there will be no  liquor store. built on the Peninsula for at least' 12 months.  Mr." Kennedy indicated that the  present undertakings in other  parts of the province have absorbed th<a, department's budget.  He also stated that because there  was a< similar demand from different parts of the Peninsula for  a liquor store, the project would  require a great deal of consideration before aft^^ecj^ip.^.pwas.,  made. " ���.���-���������v.-r-" 7 ..-'���������.--.-..  Mr.  Veitch  has  beeri  working  on the plan of getting a liquor  Maclntyre  Store Until  gests  Location  ettled  Howe  Sound  Fall Fair  Has Large Entry List  PLANS have been finalized for  ��� the Howe Sound Annual Fall  Fair being staged this Friday and  Saturday in the Community Hall  at Gibsons.  The fair is under the auspices  of the Howe Sound Farmers' and  Women's Institutes and promises to be an even more interesting and larger, event than ever  before.  The main exhibits will be  housed in the Community Hall  with other exhibits such as  weaving heing held in the Legion Hall. The fair opens at 6  p.m. until 10 p.m. Friday. Saturday the exhibits will be displayed from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  A school children's fancy dress  parade will be held at 2 p.m.  Saturday and there will also be  sports^ on Saturday afternoon.  The exhibits will include fruits,.  flowers, vegetables, home cook-  store ��� established at Gibsons for  some years and committees from  the Sechelt board have also been  endeavouring to have it established there. A similar request  has come from Pender Harbour  at different times in the past.  Gibsons has pointed out that  because the Gibsons village  serves the largest population, it  is .the logical location for the  store. Sechelt has suggested that  because it is the geographical  centre, of the Peninsula, the store  should be placed ther'e as a con-;  venience to all districts on the  Peninsula.  Maclntyre Meets With  Sechelt Board of Trade  ASSURANCE that permanent  hard surfacing, of sections of  the Peninsula Highway would be  completed by the end of this  year was given to executive  members of the Sechelt Board of  Trade by B. M. Maclntyre, MLA  for Mackenzie riding, at a special  meeting held at Sechelt Thursday, August 11.  Mr. Maclntyre stated that hard  surfacing would start immediately on eight-tenths: of a mile  through the village centre at Sechelt and from the North Road  through Gibsons centre. Additional work each year is planned.  --- The highway between Sechelt  and Halfmoon Bay is to be widened, ditched and gravelled as  soon as equipment can be moved  in. With the Department of Public   Works'   largest     bulldozers,  rock blasting compressor and  brush cutter ,the work will be  started from the Halfmoon Bay  end.  In discussion 'of the Halfmoon  Bay cut-off, it was submitted  that to the 80 families in that  area, of whom 60 percent are  permanent residents, the proposed coast highway would be of  more service. Mr. Maclntyre replied that the cut-off would not  be completed this year, but that,  subject to demands of the residents, a permanent highway  along that route will be considered.  In reply to a question regarding the location of a liquor store  on the Peninsula, Mr. Maclntyre  said that requests from Sechelt  and other areas were under consideration.  ibsons  and  Sechelt to  e Paved This Year  &���  1  CARTRIGHT, district engineer for the Department of  iblic Works, had welcome news  . road conscious citizens of the  :chelt Peninsula last week  lien he announced that the  nstruction work now under  |ay at Gibsons was only a start  this year's .$75,000 program  d that road work was planned  )om Halfmoon Bay Lake right  irough to Wilson Creek. The  retch through the Sechelt vil-  ge area is to have a hardtop  fkving job and brush is to be  '(it back along the entire high-  ay.  [Work on the stretch of road  com Halfmoon Bay Lake  |trough Sechelt to Wilson Creek  nil be started very shortly. This  iece of road will be widened,  graded and ditched just a$ soon  s the equipment for the work  * rives. A heavy grader with ah  i&ngle blade will be brought in  and   a   compressor   for   ditching  work is already on hand.  The road through Sechelt village, from Flecks corner through  to the forestry office, will be  paved as well as the triangle  and road to the wharf. A two  and a half inch blacktop pavement will be laid so as to make  a permanent job.  ���EL Cartwright, district engineer, told The Coast News that  the department plans to do these  two pieces of paving at Gibsons  and Sechelt this year and then  each year add a mile of paving  to each end until finally the road  is paved from one end to the  other.  "The department has no intention of altering the present  route of the highway between  Sechelt and Halfmoon Bay," Mr.  Cartwright declared when quer-  ried about the possibility of the  main road being built. along the  waterfront to link up the Welcome Beach and Redroofs settlements with the main highway.  He pointed out that because of  the big "U" loop around Northwest Bay such a road would be  half a mile longer than the present road from Sechelt to Halfmoon Bay. He declared that  there were several bad grades  and a lot of road work in the  area.  Paving equipment for the two  stretches to be done this year  will be brought in* when both  pieces are ready for paving  which will be this fall.  The work will not be done by  contract, but where necessary,  equipment and labor outside of  the Department of Public Works  will be brought in.  ing, home canning, needlework,  weaving, handicrafts, poultry,  turkeys, rabbits, and there will  be a school children's section.  There will be demonstrations  of painting,, basket making, spinning, weaving, and a 20-minute  talk and display of the Linda  Lee needle weaving.  The West Howe Sound Horticultural Society is expected to  have a display of flowers and  the Kinsmen Club are planning  an  undisclosed attraction.  Judges appointed so far are  Mr. W. D. Christie of the Experimental Station at Abbotsford, Mrs. M. Henderson of the  Vancouver Daily Province, Miss  V. Britton of the Vancouver  Province, and Mrs. Spragge of  North Vancouver.  Special Labor  Day Sailings  On Gulf Lines  THOSE planning to be away over  Labor Day week-end (September 3, 4 and 5)  should note the  following special sailings on Gulf*  Lines:  'Gulf Mariner' will sail on regular   schedule     Saturday     aml  Stthday except, that she: wilt not-  sail southbound Sunday midhite  from Westview.  Gulf Mariner will take departure from Lund Monday, Septem_  ber 5th (applies for this sailing  only) at 8:30 a.m.  Therefore the regular Sunday  schedule southbound and northbound will be effective for Labor  Day.  Return trip to Vancouver will  be made Tuesday a.m.  Regular  schedule  will   be  resumed  by  Gulf Mariner  sailing  from Vancouver 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 6th.  LABOR DAY, SEPT. 5  Southbound  Lv. Lund p..  8:30 a.m.  Savary    9:00 a.m.  Blubber Bay   10:15 a.m.  Vananda       11:00   a.m.  Westview   12:00 noon  Pender Harbour 2:00 p.m.  Halfmoon Bay 3:00 p.m.  Sechelt  :_  4:00 p.m.  Wilson Creek   4:15 p.m.  Ar. Vancouver    6:30 p.m.  LABOR DAY, SEPT. 5  Northbound  Lv. Vancouver   7:30 p.m.  Ar. Sechelt  9:45 p.m.  Westview   12:45 mdnt.  Blubber Bay  1:45 a.m.  Tues.  Southbound  Ar. Vancouver ___ 7:30 a.m. Tues.  Vancouver LCC Wins  In Overtime Game  ABOUT 50 fans braved the rain  on Sunday, August 7, to see  a closely fought ball game between the Sechelt Selma Merchants and a smart contingent  from Vancouver under the name  of Labor Crafts Club. The score  was tied at six-all at the end of  the seventh, which was to be  the extent of the game because  of the weather and the fact that  the Vancouver boys had to catch  an early boat back to Vancouver. However, an extra inning  was played which saw the city  lads bang in two runs to the locals' one to win the game.  The visitors took a 1-0 lead in  the second inning but were passed by the locals who earned four  runs in the third. The score was  tied at 6-6 in the fourth inning  and stayed that way until the  overtime inning.  Sunny Gaines' home run in the  third inning was the big hit of  the game while the visitors'  base-stealing in the fourth cost  the locals the game..  B. M. "BATT" Maclntyre, MLA,  has been on the Sechelt Peninsula during the past week inspecting public works and meeting with civic organizations in  this section of his riding.  On Saturday, Mr. Maclntyre  attended the Pender Harbour Regatta, giving an address at the  opening ceremonies. The text of  this speech will be found in next  week's  Coast  News.  Queried about the location of  the requested liquor store, Mr.  Maclntyre suggested that until  the various bodies requesting  such a service could get together  on the ultimate location, in all  probability there would be nothing done. He indicated that the  appropriation was available if a  clear-cut request from the Peninsula was made.  Mr. Maclntyre was obviously  alluding to the dual requests of  both Gibsons and Sechelt for the  liquor store.  Gibsons Village  Re-Assessed  FOLLOWING the new policy of  the Provincial Government of  re-assessing all village municipalities, R. Howay, provincial  assessor, and two assistants have  completed a survey of the village of Gibsons.  The purpose of the re-assessment is to bring assessment values within villages in line with  rural.^reas. XThe assessments  :' haverblen made* dii ;Htfie^fei5-.is df~  replacement costs of buildings in  1941-42.  Various factors are taken into  consideration by the assessors,  such as floor space, cement basement, age and condition of the  house. While it is expected that  the assessed value of property  will be higher in many cases,  most people will realize that the  assessed value of their property  in the past has been far too low  compared to the replacement  value.  Those wishing to appeal the  new assessments will be given  an opportunity at a Court of Revision.  According to the present plans  of the department, provincial  tax notices will go out at the  first of the year from now on.  This corresponds to the date that  Gibson village tax notices are  sent out.  Maclntyre Joins  A.N.&A.F.Veis  AUGUST 21  has been the date  set for the initiation of B. M.  "Batt" Maclntyre, MLA, as an  active member in Gambier Harbour branch -No. 276 of the Army,  Navy and Air Force Veterans in  Canada.  Batt Maclntyre, who rose from  a buck private to the rank of  colonel in the last war, has a  very distinguished war record,  and members of the Gambier  Harbour branch are proud to  welcome him as a member.  The Army, Navy and Air  Force Veterans in Canada is the  oldest veterans' organization in  the world. It was founded in  1840 by Queen Victoria and has  the distinction of being the only  veterans' organization with a  royal charter.  Members from the Provincial  Command and members from the  West Vancouver branch of the  organization will be in attendance at the initiation ceremony  at Gambier Harbour on August  21.  3DXAH3S  VIHO.  -__���____���____���!!--- By J. K. Nesbiti  VICTORIA���It is now 100 years  since British Crown rule was  established on the North Pacific.  In July of 1849 the British Parliament passed "An act to provide for the administration of  justice in Vancouver's Island,"  and Richard Blanshard was appointed by Queen Victoria the  first governor and commander-  in-chief.  Thus came about the formation  of the first unit that eventually  became the Canadian province of  British Columbia. The rule of the  fur-trader gave way to the rule  of the Crown.  Blanshard did not reach Fort  Victoria until March of 1850. He  had an unhappy rule. The all-  powerful Hudson's Bay Company,  which had been lord and master  of Vancouver Island, cold-shouldered him. After 18 months, disappointed and broken, he resigned and returned to England. The  H.B.C. had its way; its chief man  on this coast, James Douglas,  was appointed Governor. But its  day of autocratic rule was on the  wane; independent settlers objected to bowing before "the company" and the fight for responsible government commenced.  The province is making plans  io duly celebrate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Blanshard next March. A 100th anniversary is an important event  in the life of a province as fresh  and young as British  Columbia.  Victoria's pride and joy .for  long has been the Legislative  Buildings outlined with hundreds  of tiny lights at night. Victorians  have always taken their visiting  friends and relatives to see the  great sight. The visitors have always been most polite, said the  Buildings   looked  just  beautiful.  The other day a Victoria native son, artist Robin Watt came  home after years in England and  blandly announced in ihe public  press that to him ihe Legislative  Buildings all lit up looked like  a ferris wheel at Coney Island,  outlined in lights. He said the  Buildings, to be effective at night,  should   be   floodlit.   As   to   the  Co-Operation NfMHled. . to get Peninsula liquor store  ANOTHER instance of lack of cooperation of  the three Boards of Trade functioning on  the Peninsula has resulted in failure. One of  the reasons advanced by Mr. Kennedy in refusing Gibsons' application for a liquor store  at Gibsons was that there was too much indecision amongst the people it would serve as  to where it should be placed.  A far better plan, and probably a more  effective plan, would have been for the committees from each board, who were interested  in seeing a liquor store placed on the Peninsula, to hold a joint meeting and thrash out a  decision between themselves where the store  should be placed if there was only to be one  store. Having decided this amongst themselves  they could then have written to the government as the representative of an area with over  ten thousand population.  It is conceivable that the Liquor Control  Board is going to be more impressed with the  suggestion of a body representing ten thousand  people than it is with three different suggestions from three different areas none of which  have a population over thirty five hundred  people.  The needs for a liquor store are becoming  increasingly more evident. The present situa-  Public Relations . .  IT IS TOO bad that there is not an election  every year. Not only because it wakes up  the public to their responsibilities and creates  greater interest in public affairs, but because  only at election time are the taxpayers treated  like adults. Only at elections are the people  given any insight into what the government is  doing or planning to do with their money. Only  at election time are the many complaints about  roads and other public utilities given any satisfactory replies.  The taxpayer generally speaking is a level  headed clear thinking person quite capable of  understanding reason when the facts are plac-  strings of colored lights that fes-     ed before him. If the problems facing the1 gov-  toon    Victorias    main    street*^:'.X-rnm��_n+X���* w_..__..f_& _�� *t,k ��sa^1a:_. '^wj  ��� looking like a circus, it mustjlie  admitted���Watt said���"more garish   than  romantic."  This was blow enough to Victoria's civic pride. But much  worse came next day. The Colonist, for long an upholder of  Victoria's British connection and  sentimental attachment to "the  mother country" came out and  openly, indeed brazenly, scoffed  at constables who parade in London bobby-type uniform for  benefit of tourists' cameras. The  case of the bobby uniform is intriguing. A year or so ago the  policemen's union said it would  no longer tolerate the uncomfortable helmet and tight collar, it  wanted an American type uniform for the policemen. People  whose business it is to lure tourists to Victoria expressed horror, persuaded the city to allow  one or two constables in bobby  costume to parade the Causeway  so that tourists could take pictures of them to prove to the  folks back home they had really  and truly been in a foreign country.  The Colonist the other day had  enough. Editorially it snorted  that it was ridiculous to dress up  constables as dummies, making  nothing of them but "tourist al-  bu-ri pieces." It decried what it  called a phoney atmosphere and  blurted on; "If the shades of old  England must be resurrected  from an outmoded past in order  to appease publicity obsessions,  however, why not have the Mayor meeting incoming boats attired in knee breeches and cocked hat���who not a town crier  with an Eighteenth Century bell?  If this antiquated rigmarole must  go on let us go the whole hog  and, depicit its folly in toto.  Policemen should be relieved of  this camouflage and left free to  do the work they are engaged  to do."  Yes, it would appear Victoria  has reached the end of its days as  "a little bit of old England." Even the dwindling band of dowagers sipping tea each afternoon  can no longer preserve the myth.  When amative son comes home  io say ihe Legislative Buildings  lit up at night like a Coney Island ferris wheel and The Colonist scoffs at London bobby-type  uniforms for policemen the last  gasp  has  indeed  come.  frglggg^^ *c�� th�� people in, gb?--  'nectiori with their' ioca_ problems there wdtild  be less antagonism toward governmental departments.  At election time when the members and  the cabinet ministers go to the people and report the progress they are making, tell them  of the reasons they can't do certain things and  the reason they won't do other things, generally speaking the people are understanding  and agree.  However when a local group get together  and talk about a certain improvement long  enough they are inclined to overlook the reasons why it is not being attended to. The importance  of   the  need  for  that  improvement  tion, which enables a teen ager to write in to  the liquor control board and obtahx any amount of liquor, is a very unhealthy one. Interdicted persons have no problem obtaining  liquor through the mail as they simply use a  non-de-plume when ordering.  When the winter comes and mail service  to the various districts is less frequent the  "Mail-order" liquor store is going to do a  larger trade.than if situated here on the Peninsula. A man who is in the habit of having  the occasional drink when the mood "strikes  him is going to-realize that it is better to purchase three or four' bottles at one time so that  he will not be caught short between mails. The  presence of three or four bottles as opposed to  the usual one a man buys normally at a liquor  store ,tends to encourage heavier drinking.  These points added to the fact that a percentage of the money spent stays here on the  peninsula in the form of rent and wages, makes  it obvious that a liquor store is needed in this  district.  If we are only to have one store on the  Peninsula, and it would appear from recent  efforts that we will be lucky to get one, then  let's go about getting it through the concerted  efforts of everyone on the Peninsula.  Government should inform us  often overshadows their reasoning power and  they become bitter toward the government.  When private industry such as the telephone company or the transportation company  have reason to increase rates, they make an  effort to explain the case to the people so that  they will be less antagonistic toward the  change. When the B.C. Telephone decided to  increase rates they spent a lot of money advertising the reasons why they found it necessary to do so;���not because they were afraid  some people would stop using the telephone,  because they cannot get enough material  to supply the demand. Nor were they afraid  people would go over to the opposition service  ���because there is no opposition. But they realized? that: when the facts are fairly presented  that the public is capable of seeing the reason  and accepting the change as inevitable.  The elected representative from each district should be obliged to keep the taxpayers of  his constituency advised not only of his own  efforts on their behalf but of the plans of the  government which concern their own area. Explanations of why apparent and long-awaited  improvements are not being carried out should  be given the people at least once a month.  If such a public relations programme were  carried out during the years the government  is in office, we believe that the problems of  reporting to the country at election time would  be much less.  Problem in Canada ... our  own making?  THERE IS a good deal of restlessness-among  �� Indians in every part of Canada, and most  of it is soundly based and demands an intelligent revision of the whole system of dealing  with our native people.  Indians in British Columbia have been  complaining of their status; a band of Indians  in Winnipeg is talking of a appeal to the privy  council.  Thus it is becoming more apparent every  day, both to enlightened Indians themselves  and to the conscience of later Canadians, that  something will have to be done to change the  relationship that exists between white man  and red.  It is probably true to say that-the essence  of the evil that lies in our Indian system is the  maintenance of reservations, a system that was  conceived in all kindliness. It was based on  the theory, approved by both whites and Indians, that these tracts of land could be used  to permit the Indian to live as he pleased in  his traditional way. But it has not worked out  that way.  The reservations have preserved the worst  features of the old Indian life and have eliminated its best. Under this system, the Indian  sees enough of civilization to covet its privileges. But the system does not give him the  training to undertake its obligations.  In short, thev reservation system.. inclines  the Indian to demand the franchise and, at the  same time, to remain a protected ward of the  state. The two things together are impossible.  The burdens of citizenship are inseparable  from its rights.  It is possibly true, as Indian leaders maintain, that Canadian Indians, on the whole are  ready to become full-fledged citizens with a  little assistance from the state.  But they cannot become full-fledged citizens as long as the reservation exists for them  to lean upon and prevent the development of  their initiative and the ability to compete with  their white brothers.  Canadian Indians have capacity and enterprise. But these qualities are stifled under the  weight of the reservation system, a stateism  which is stultifying.  Election Promises . . . keeping them seems to be news  Canada today has 7,524 chemists and chemical engineers,  about 5,500 of whom are professionally, active.  "POPP'D IN between election and my hopes"  was a passing thought of a great poet, and  it could have been that he included those wonderful things, election promises, or, on the  national scene, planks.  Election promises are the easiest things  in ;the world to make. Many a candidate has  come out of the poll-daze to find tjiat he has  made some weird arid wonderful promises, the  execution of which would take a Marco Polo  or at least a Paul Bunyan to care for.  We seem to have something different in  our provincial member.  Batt Maclntyre, with Eastern Canadian-  Scottish caution, made few promises, although  one was brand-new. He promised the Sechelt  peninsula some action on a much- needed road  linkj he promised the same for a minor job  at Westview; and he promised Stuart Island  residents   a  necessary  link  between  hospital,  school and town.  For Sechelt, a $75,000 grant was made,  and work is now under way at Gibsons.  Westview's needs got $50,000, to widen  Marine and eliminate the piddling around on  the new cut-off in favor of "finish the job"  action.  And Stuart Island residents rubbed their  eyes when Maclntyre showed up there last  week with the district engineer and the local  road foreman to lay out the site of a jeep-trail  across the island to link up the hospital, school,  and village centers.  While the Legislature does not convene  until January, Maclntyre is making good, use  of the lame-duck months. We hope he keeps it  UP. '..���=*  ,-...     ������_.���=..7-,������    -,���: -.-tr--    ���   .  Train Operation  Costs Big Money  IN CANADA, more people trave  by train than by any othei  transportation service, and yet  only a trifling portion of thost  who use the railways have ans  conception of the huge costs involved in the construction and  upkeep of these lines. j  Alongside the Canadian Na-'|  tional Railways' track, runs the |  company's telegraph system. %  There are approximately 36 poles'^  to the mile, and these, along/}  with the wire  which  they sup  M  port, cost an average of $800^00  per mile.  A 39-foot rail of 100 pound|  weight (100 pounds for everyf  three feet) costs $50.00. Thus"  one mile brings the price up tcl  $13,550.00. The ties, which sup-f  port the rails, cost $2.34 a piec^f  **M there are approximately 2,1  850 ties to one mile of track|]  Spikes, which are used for fast|  ening the, rails to the ties, ar|'  worth four cents each. Therl^ar^  13.000 spikes used for eve:  mile. , I  These   items   alone   bring   thj.  cost per mile to $23,770.00 witH  out    taking    into    consideration  grading, ballasting, bridges,  stf|  tions, signals, switches, tie plate/  and   other   expenditures   whiigj  bring the total much higher. N|  does it include the cost of labouj  upkeep, nor the original price f  the land. The Canadian Nation!  Railways operates 24,178 miles |  first line track.  The  upkeep  of  trains  is  al|  very   large.   For    example,   t|]  C.N.R. has one train called "Tl  Continental Limited" which  o  erates   daily   between   Montri  and Vancouver and Toronto al  Vancouver. The minimum con^  of this train is: 1  locomotive| ^  express car; 1 baggage car; 2 d|  coaches;   1   diner;   1  tourist c  2 sleeping, cars; 1 observation c|  Sixteen   trains   are   needed M  maintain  this  daily  service  a.  the cost of one such train is %  481,800. Thus to operate only t|  one of its many regular servicjj  the C.N.R. has to keep at leg  $23,708,800 tied up in equipmej  Actually this sum is much hiM  er because locomotives  haye*|  be   changed   at   stated   inter^l  and the length of the train J-  ten  increases as cars are taM  on to perform local or. connef  ing services. ; ^   7  SALLY ANN  IS ON THE AIR  A NEW series of Salvation 'p  my broadcasts is now be,  carried by sixty Canadian L  tions, and may be heard lod|  from Station CJOR each _. SJjf  day. The elements of band $  vocal music are combined vf|  drama under the program 'if  of "This is My Story" and iri  for an inspirational thirty re|  utes of listening. '$,  A composite band and cho|  whose members have been hm  picked from the best of Salvau  Army Bands and vocal groin  provide hymns old and new,f  gether with some of the stirir  martial music for which Ai)  Bands are well-known.        .    4  The dramatic portions. of U  program bring to life actual *|  cidents  from  the   Salvation: h  my's   voluminous   record   bc|  Stories of material need met|  human redemption assisted il^  trate The Salvation Army's <7*|  man   touch   and   understa  heart"   in   action.   Most   of.  dramatic portions prove, with|  particularly attempting to do^  that "truth is stranger than  tion."  This is a new venture for  Salvation Army. They are  xious to share their gladness |i  spirit, their music and their .mj|  sage, 'with (to use a phrase fr$  the program sign-off) "everycf!  everywhere."  ���S  Mother:   "When   that   naugF  bov   threw  stones   at   you,   wl:  didn't you come and tell me 5;  stead of "throwing stones backit  him?" Impractical    Kid:    "What    gc|  would   it   do   to   tell   you?   Yv,  couldn't hit the side of a barrij'   :���_���, |  Mr. and Mrs. Parr were plaV  ing  golf.   As  he   drove   off   m  fourth tee, Mr. Parr sliced bad.-  and the ball hit a woman w#  was   also   out   golfing  with  hi  husband. ��� I  The husband, very angry, wali!  ed over to Mr. Parr. ?.���  "Why don't you watch wh��  you are doing?" he asked. "Yc.  hit my wife." i  "Sorry, old man," said Ivi  Parr. "Heres a ball. Take ash/  at mine."  Moge than half the flour milleM  in Canada each year is exported - j  making this Canada's four&]  ranking export commodity,   ^x' B_BB  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Aug. 15, 1949  By E. NESTMAN  By   Cherry   Whitaker  By SARAL  i, PERSONALS  'AT MRS.  Wardil's  ftors at Gibsons.  The Editor, Coast News,  Sechelt, B.C. MISSED  the mail last week, so  English Tea DEAR BOSS���A   few   lines   re      will get off to an early start  Rooms", ~R. Howay, Roy Mer-      this week's  column, of which thls week. At that, the way the  f eer, Mr. and Mrs. McNally from there isn't going to be any. The X?_^&^t^?a��S^  �� Ottawa. following 16 or so column inches *  P    Visitin_r Mrs  A   F   Rirhm, flrP are guaranteed to leave you in , The Harb.��r is very busy these  .     visiting Mrs. a. tu Kichey are * ronfusinn a�� tn days��  especially  weekends,  with  jher sister Miss A. E  North, and * S*at* t��f utter confusion as to quite a few of   the    fishermen  |nephew Donny Meek. W^Ttake   the   weather-the *�����  to��m  northern   ports  and  |    Congratulations   to   Mr.     and farther you take it,  the better. lfie Frasgr f��r flying visits. Saw  'Mrs.   Charley  Robinson,   on   the Just  gather up   all    the    rainy,    ,   ^,.   ��,_V1?_ and_ RoheT* Lee,  I birth of their fifth son. Mrs. Rob- blowy stuff and  drop  it in  the also Eddie^Reid, not sure if they  inson is at home, and doing very middle of somewhere else. We've are gomg Ju.p   ��*   dow.n  ��� Fish"  Well. 5 had   enough,     and     somewhere, mg 1S g��od �� either direction.  someone probably needs it. Lynn and  Bill Davis in their  Si. at  8.30   a.m.   On   August  28 ^, J + ,    s. , Ashing.  B^wffltonoltoTW.l.tor^j^^to^^^      M,.   and   Mr,   Sid   Nex,   and  for supper, up the back lane, he ���eir two sons, Dougie and Bob-  kept  his  eyes  open,    and    sure k,le> ^i?m Victoria, are visiting at  1 Wl, the road work is going enough there it was, sitting right *he clJ}f Brown's, Bargain Har-  ��he_f_i   in  fine  style;   they  have in the lane where he had left it, bor-, Sld   *s   very   busy   fishing  f>ot us away up in the air, more eight hours before. Yes, he says pe5ciL and   different   species   of  Vays than  one.  They  have   cut he's very lucky. cod- Personally I think he feels  bW the bank in front  of  our      ._. ..   .. .       . . . sorry f?.r our fish  he feeds them  Vce and the road is away down      fell the new donut machine so   well   (herring)   and   lets   so  Cow.   Guess   we'll  just   have  to got  away to a   flying start last many   of   them   get   away!   Or,  Irin and bear it, we'll certainly wefk  m the   C��-��P   at, Gibsons, maybe   (I hope)   its  because he  fe out of the way of the trucks and w?s.1a ^ry    popula^   p!ac^ ���ants *? be sure there are a few  !nd cars when thev ffo whizzing for awhlle; they sure got nd of for next year.  ,na cars wnen tney go wnizzmg a flock Qf them> that day  They  &��� really  are  good,  iced,  or plain; Congratulations to   the Norris  This could  only happen here: try  them sometime! Phillip's  on  their  20th  wedding  He other morning a chap  went n   ...         ..         .       ���{��.;.,���._. anmversai'y-   Hope     you     have  %t of our house to work, down Cer\a���li *��*? * *?ZJ f^ Sf?-"10^ h,5PP* yearS toSether>  /e back lane; coming home that ��T*J2f  T* ^SfL^S US* PhylhS and N��rns'  ght he.missed a few bills from ^t^t^^e^s^ An   executive   meeting  of the  feI^"^_Sf!SW on to sWtheyVe our place very LA.to Canadian Legion W held  jad pulled out his   hankey , on much   and  why  shouldn>t  they?  at the home of Mrs. Dan. Cam-  say  we,  for  we  think  it's  fine  eron,   Wednesday,   August   3   to  <%m ��� too.  We would like to welcome draw up plans for    a    working  VKinnV ItlPn. WAItlPIt    these   visitors   and    hope    they committee for sandwich making  fHi���j ���������cii| ftuiiicii come again? and like the rest of _ *  us, some day come to stay. puts out fires, and cleans the air.  and serving of refreshments for  the Aquatic Sports Day Dance,  which is all that's needed as a  guarantee of good eats.  Mrs. J. Stigson and Mrs. T.  Gibson returned on Saturday's  "Mariner". Also saw Ernie Carpenter greeting his wife and  daughter and noticed Mr. Len  Hambley and Mr. Sandiford returning also.  Work is progressing well on  Thorne Duncan's new boat at  Bargain Harbor Marine, and in  their evening hours Fred Crosby's new boat is taking shape.  Well, now its August, and still  Canoe  Pass  needs   deepening.   I  wish I knew two women who had  a dredge or something. Bet we'd  get the job done..It's not Jimmy  Sinclair's  fault,  the    money     is  there���but, who'll do the work?  Vanilla is made    from    dried  and fermented pods of orchids.  Optometrist  GIBSONS  Office Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   *  Evenings   by  Appointment  Every  day  except Thursday  Why  go  to  Vancouver for  Optical Service?  men, women  gain 5,10,15 lbs.  \  Get New Pep, Vim, Vigor  Well I waited this time to be * als�� h.ke uthe;wmd- J sails boats,  real sure,  and I think I'm safe }���? ? ^frk and dries clothes.  , ���     now in saying that our Mr. Ken-  ��� / don * Jlke th^ together,  1i��t a thrill! Bony limbs fill out; ugly hollows     nett ha<? qOld his business to Huck        ��, Very loc  kup: neck no longer scrawny; body loses half-    "ir11 V   ,, ou_>iiie_.& iu xiuul        Tk     current   fit    fiwifhir.'c   An  mrvei, eickiy "bean-pole- look. Thousands of    Marshall    one   of   the   Marshall   ,    ,       .   Ieni  &t-  owitnin s 40-  >ls, women, men, who never could gain before.     �����-��_. '   t-v  _       ���_ ������-.__   ���-*.    day er    IS       a       Efross    imnrvsit inn  * now proud of shapely, heaithy-iooking bodies!   Brothers.   Drop   in  and   at  least  n        ���  Z      r    __,?      ,   imposition,  ftey thank the special vlgor-bulldlng.flesh-bulldlng                <V,01W   fn   him-   iVn cfnnr.   -fnr   ar��USing   only   the   desire   to   re-  pic. Ostrex. Its tonics, stimulants, lnvigorators, say    neno    to   mm,  its gooa  ior   ,.       ,          ������������  ���   j              ��� ,-,  Sn, vitamin Bt. calcium, enrich blood, Improve +u._   -.^u   --n���   l-nnw tlre  lO   a  Cave   and  COVer  the  en-  ipetite and digestion so food gives you more tne   morale   you  KnOW. tranpp   with   w��_.    mn__    Tl-_��   _^��l--  rength and nourishment; put flesh on bare bones. lldnte   Wltn   Wet   moSS.   lhe   Only  It,g algo bejng p^hispered ar- alternative being to stay in the  ound that Bill Swallow, has house and cultivate webbed feet  bought Mrs. Nicholson's house, or wings. It does nothing for the  The grey cottage along the road  brain,   except   encourage   "water  where Mr. and Mrs. Cooper lived  on ���: "  for so many years has also been      Item  No.   2   comes  under the  sold. heading  "Household  Effects."  '-._!-���������*������������    -    - --���:,���.'.'/���.;* n*r      This' ihclfcdes  all cfiildren^hus^  Mrs.  Anne  Prewar   is  on  the  bands,  cats,  dogs,  chickens  and  sick  list,   and  has  had  to   take house  gUests   from    the  second  m't fear getting toe fat. Stop when you've gained  j 5. 10, 15 or 20 lbs. vou need for normal weight,  lets little. New "get acquainted" size only 50c.  ty famous Ostrex Tonic Tablets for new vigor  id added pounds, this very day. At all druggists.  Hassan's  The Old Established  General Store at  PENDER HARBOUR  i  ��� SUPPLYING:  Families,  Fishermen  and Camps  Provisions,  Hardware  Marine  Supplies  Ladies' and Children's  Wear  Home  Oil  Products  Fish Buyers  Refrigeration  Fresh Supplies Always  "at  [Hassans' Landing  Midway South Shore  time out; doctor's orders. Kay pacific coast state south of the  has gone back to help out, for 49th .paranei An dearly beloved  the duration of Anne's absence. but not contributors to the min-  The Anglican Church WA held im"P| ��f nnee*fd ?u}eh MM ���  a tea and sale of home cooking Jh>rd ^.^ehst �� ���'Ideas"-  at the home of Mrs. C. P. Smith n��* ��* ]a?k ��^ them. Good, bad  last week, and it was one of the ���*?^�� a��?i?r��babiy "TT1'  wettest days of this summer. Mrs. a^f' ,th^ l^\m th?. uback"  Smith opened -her home for the &���nd' "'* the gea�� which sep-  aftair, and even though it was a a^ef pne ^om another that re-  terrible  afternoon,   a very good ^^S^l ^f makmg jam-  turnout   was   in  Evidence'.    The noFfnaliv' SLi^ th. m��H��� nf  laHiPQ  HiH   Vprv   well    and   eer- Finally, there is the matter of  J!���-.?    S.?r,t In S hilnpH  tn time. As you are aware, no news-  make^t a sLe sWh��  ***** PaPer writer worth his'weight in  mane it a success. column inches would attempt to  My sister arrived back in Win- scrawl a word without being fac-  nipeg last week, and the day she ed with a reproachful deadline-  arrived the temperature hit 104. but still we like to sleep too. And  She sure wished she was back there just isn't time to do both  in Gibsons for that real refresh- before this week's zero hour is  ing breeze of ours. - atJland-  Of course, I could mention that  Famous   last   words:   Well,   if the Howe Sound Farmers' Insti-  he won't  dim his, I won't dim  tute is having a Fall Fair at Gib  mine.  GET  READY  FOR SCHOOL  SPECIAL SALE  BOYS OVERALLS ".���_. $1.75 and $2.50  BOYS SHIRTS _: ,   $1.29  BOYS ALL WOOL Va HOSE   79c  BOYS TWEED PANTS  $3.95  BOYS COMBINATION UNDERWEAR  $1.95  THE MEN'S SHOP  BAL'S BLOCK  GIBSONS  WAIT  and see the  NEW GE  The new General Electric Refrigerator is entirely  new with many new features.  These machines available next month���wait for them  GIBSONS  ELECTRIC  sons on Friday and Saturday,  August 19 and 20. And that it is  hoped all exhibit entry forms  will be in by Monday, August  15, and that all PD's (Peninsula  Dwellers) will rally to support  the event.  Anything else can only belong  to Dept. Rumor and typed as  unreliable. Such as: Port Mellon  being closed but not for long.  . . . The same P. M. road not  being built till an indefinite future. . . . Certain sections of the  Peninsula Highway being hard  surfaced immediately. ... Business being good. . . . Business  being poor. . . . The Peninsula  population increasing, or the  Peninsula population decreasing.  So it goes. Rumor rampant,  but nothing concrete to write  about, and no time to feature any  idea.  It could be that something terrific in a, small way, will occur  between now and press time. In  that event, genius could resume  its slow burn and a product of  sorts be sent on its way. AIL  punctuation marks, correct spelling and re-formed sentences will  be- included in a separate bag���  to be used at the discretion of  the printer.  With THIRTY looming large,  the decision ig editorially yours,  A clear-cut choice of immediately axing this word-pusher or of  possessing your soul in patience  until such time as the life returns to this particular by-liner  ���about next Wednesday.  WHEN YOU  You Will  Find  Everything for the  Builder  LUMBER  WALLBOARDS  SIDING  AT  BRICKS  PAINTS  Sechelt Building   Supplies  PHONE 60 SECHELT  NOW  FRIENDLY as a FIREPLACE  COMFORTING as a FURNACE  IS   THE   TIME   TO  CONSIDER YOUR  I  Requirements  FOR FALL & WINTER  COLEMAN   Oil   Burning Heaters  "FAWCETT Wood  Burning        Circulating  Heaters  HERALD     Cast     Iron  Wood Burning Heaters  WINGHAM and GURNEY  Coal and .Wood  Ranges  DON'T BE CAUGHT COLD.  GET YOURS  NOW AT  MARSHALL'S  HARDWARE  Serving the Peninsula  PHONE 33  GIBSONS  7/f. PIONEER Power Chain Saw  The Pioneer is ihe answer to the great demand For a one-man power saw    f  which will give continuous reliable service under all working conditions  The lightest saw on the market today.     Weighs only 28 lbs  A deluxe model at no extra cost.  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TO THE FAIR  Joes Taxi Phone 31  Guy   Fisher   Phone  47  Bill Swallow Phone 52  Ken Swallow Phone 31  '���   Courteous  Drivers  ��� Modern Cars  ��� Prompt Service  USE A  TAXI  FROM THE FAIR  Your entry next year can  be a  Fair   Prize  Winner  when you use  General  Electric  Equipment  See  us  now about early  delivery on  ��� Refrigerators  ��� Washing  Machines  ��� Appliances  *  Gibsons  Electric  House Wiring  Radio   and   Appliance  Repairs (  PHONE 45  PRIZE WINNING  RECIPES  DESERVE A  PRIZE WINNING  RANGE  SEE THE  GURNEY  Kitchen tested ranges on  dispjay at your friendly  hardware   store.  Gibsons  Phone 33  We don't grow  any prize  winning  flowers   or   produce  BUT NO ONE CAN BEAT OUR DRY  CLEANING SERVICE  LLOYD'S CLEANERS  The  only cleaning plant on the  peninsula  When you  have seen  all the ^  prizewinning    events    at the *  fair   come   in   and   see our  prize  winning  MEATS  HUCKS MARKET  Successor to H. Kennet  THESE FRIENDLY MERCHANTS URGE YOU TO   c��  ��fle  *s\&  faVf  GIBSONS COMMUNITY HALL  Aug. 19  Aug. 20  FRUITS  Exhibits ot  FLOWERS  VEGETABLES  HOME COOKING  HANDICRAFTS  NEEDLEWORK  ETC.  Under the Auspices ot the Howe Sound Farmers' and  Women's Institutes  Welcome to the Fair!  Now that the garden season is coming to an end ���  are beginning to think about building and fixing up the house.  SEE US FOR ALL YOUR BUILDING SUPPLIES  GIBSON'S BUILDING SUPPLIES  Phone 53 ��� Everything for the Builder Gibsons  Li  Our mobile service market  visits  you   regularly.  Now it is your turn to  visit us.  Drop in and pay usk a  friendly visit while you  are in. town  ways glad to see you.  I  li  1  ki  ';���<���  We are al- $  ������n  ���4.  #  *!  ���n  a  Howe Sound  Trading Co. Ltd.  General   Merchants  m  1  M  __  Your Red & White Store 1  I  GIBSONS  1  1  SEETHE  PRIZE WINNERS  AT THE FAIR  i  I  I  I  /$  Then see our prize|  winning stock of  Hardware  Furniture  Plumbing  Farm Equipment  Sporting Goods  Fishing Tackle  ( t  Building Supplies  I  v.  XM  m  1  4  ��  I  V  x  {  9  I  Sunset Hardwar  Associated with Mc & M#  GIBSONS I  1  I  Our  merchandise may '  not have a  1st  PRIZE  RIBBON   I  f.  But you will  finc|  our   t merchandise    ;an  friendly service W  it  f  i  i  HARD TO BEAT  ELPHINSTONE  CO-OP ASSN.  General Merchants  Groceries  Meats  Fruit  Vegetables .  Flour  Feed  Bakery Products  Fresh Daily ��  FREE DELIVERY      '  GIBSONS 46  i  $ jBamuum  By "SLIM'  HOWDY folks! August 18th,  three more days, and our holidays are over. I was in Vancouver  for 3 days, then Wes. and Harry  Noble, Albert and Noel and Barbara met me at Horseshoe Bay  and, we stayed overnight with  Dot Noble and all enjoyed ourselves. The rest of the two weeks  have been spent just like Wes  has wanted to do for years; eating, sleeping and fishing. Still  no fish. A big one took our hook  This advertisement is not published  or displayed by the Liquor Control  Board or by the Government of  ~-    British Columbia.  and line last night.  Mrs. Balderson's mother, Mrs.  Baxter, was up visiting from  Milwaukee.  Mrs. Biundel is up visiting the  family^ Blundel's and Timminn's.  Mrs. Wes Morrison is visiting  her sister, Mrs. Motten.  We've all got our fingers crossed. Elof Manson's sister is visiting  them 'and has had the measles.  The Manson baby has them now,  so here's hoping they stop there.  Mrs. Tom Wills and Diane and  Carol are in Vancouver for a  week or so.  At last Dan Cupid has caught  up with another of our - young  couples, Janie Wadsworth and  Harry Hudson and we wish them  both the best of luck and* happiness.  Lewis Will fell in the bath-tub  and broke two ribs. He is at  Chilliwack and is progressing  nicely.  Another old-timer has' passed  away in the person of Mr. Gilbert Mullins of the Townsite. Our  deepest sympathy is extended to  his family.  Had a lovely long letter from  Mrs. Fleming and she is having  the time of her life and has visited several families whose people live on the beach. They are  all so grand to her but she  wouldn't like to live there.  Well folks I must be off and  do some work. So cheerio and  don't forget the Beach Picnic,  August 20. Let's all turn out and  make it one to remember. I still  remember the one 2, years ago. I  was black and blue from playing  ball and was so stiff I couldn't  get out of bed for two days after  but it was worth it all. So come  one and all, old and young,  August 20!  SECHELT  By ARIES  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Aug. 15, 1949  Bring Your Repair Jobs to Us!  Boat tanks, Warm Air Heating Furnaces Repaired  . Range and Heater Repairs  ���   CHICKEN FARM EQUIPMENT  GUTTERS AND DOWNPIPE  AIR CONDITIONING  Sheet Metal   Works  Laurie Speck, Gibsons Phone Gibsons 8R  Peninsula Cab Co  \_v  Agents for  n  B.C. AIR LINES LTD  PROMPT SERVICE  COURTEOUS  PILOTS  For Reservations  PHONE 5U or 5C2   '  PENINSULA CABS  B.C. AIR LINES LTD.  SOME PEOPLE are unlucky  when it comes to fishing as  was the case with Mr. Nick Mati-  jon who with his wife and children Myrna and Trear came for  a brief visit from Edmonton to  be the guests of his cousin Mrs.  Nels. J. Nelson. Came as a surprise too and they were welcomed with open arms. It is the third  visit to Sechelt .for the Mati-  jons and they like it very well  here, as a matter of fact they  would like to buy,a place to retire on when Nick finishes with  the railroad he has been railroading for many years. No luck with  the fishing however even s as far  as Half Moon Bay lakes' they  tried. Well, better luck next time  perhaps a longer stay will be  in order and we will see about  the fish.  Very sorry to hear that Mr.  Bill Anderson is on the sick list  just now���hope he will be around  again shortly.  We were agreeably surprised  this week when Mrs. O'Flynn and  son-in-law called on us���just a  quick trip on their way to Half  Moon Bay where they have some  property. Tells us that Nora is  married now and has a" little  girl. Nora was a nurse at St.  Paul's when last they camped  here. Asked after all the old  friends and was disappointed at  not seeing Father Baxter. Surprising how many ask for him.  We all miss him.  <���  Although it was a very blustery day the boys of Mr. Syd Red_  man's class of the Anglican Sunday School really did enjoy  themselves. Met at Sechelt wharf  by Rev. Alan Green on the John  Antle, the boys were transported  to Trail Island where they disembarked to hike over the island  and enjoy a picnic lunch. Most  impressive was the address delivered to the boys by Rev.  Green owing to the beauty of  the surrounding hills in the distance and the waves at the foot  of the rocks with the stately firs  towering overhead and the moss  and pine cones underfoot, almost  a natural altar. Attending were  John Clayton, Don Marcroft,  Dayid Parish, D'arcy Warner,  Billy5 CObksliey, Michael" Whit^  aker, Jerry and Henry Newcomen, . Kenneth Nelson and  Bruce Redman and as a special  guest Jack Phillips with Mr. Archie Williams, church organist,  and Mr. Sydney Redman, Sunday  School teacher.  Mrs. Ethel Croll and Mrs. J.  Jack visited Mrs. S. E. Parker re-  cently on a short visit but really  liked Sechelt. Mrs. Parker is  having a wonderful time with  son Jim and daughter-in-law  Phyllis. Thinks the Sechelt people are just about tops and really would like to live here.  Also visiting Mr. and Mrs.  Parker last week cwas Mr. John  Ellis. Is now attending summer  school. He misses us and we miss  him too.  Ralph and Duffy Dunn with  Vicki are on a short visit, staying with Duffy's parents, Mr.  and Mrs. Ted Osborne Sr.  You won't forget that PTA  Talent" Night, will you? It's to be  the last week in September and  the closing date for entries is  August 15, so you haven't much  time. Open to all ages but only  Wilson Creek, Selma Park, Porpoise Bay, West Sechelt and Sechelt  will  be   accepted.   Entries  New   Brighton   is  open.   Haven't  GAMBIER HARBOUR heard iust wh0 is there yet  By   Glenwood M,f AfUen .?��"rne ^ *ad a   m,M ���ii  couple of visits from Dr. H.  A.  Inglis of Gibsons during the last  WELL, FOLKS, sorry it slipped  week.  my memory last week to thank ,    v. __ ��� ���    +.>-    -_>;^.    >          j  you all for your best wishes for wLh/ nL         .   m��ey s    &nd  my speedy recovery, but here it Y/��l\S��     UP f��r         summer  is now! at West Bay-  I am glad to see Mr. and Mrs.  W. H. James' grandson, Amish  Driny, is well again and back  enjoying his holidays.  Mr! and Mrs. Percy Rathbone  of North Vancouver arrived here  last Monday, too late for me to  put their arrival in last week's  letter. They are looking after Mr.  and Mrs. F. W. Alexander's place  while they are in Victoria.  I hear that Urquhart's place at  ���  may be mailed or given to the  following: Mrs. D. McColl, Selma  Park; Mr. Jack McLeod, Wilson  Creek; Mrs. Ruby Jay, Sechelt;  Mrs. James Derby, West Sechelt.  We are told that the committee  may have to limit entries this  time so the earlier you get them  in the better. The exact date will  be announced as soon as entries  are completed. The committee  has done a lot of hard work so  now do your share and get those  names in.  Mr. T. Garlick was a recent  visitor and stayed at the Inn. It  was his first visit here and he  liked it very much. Mrs. Garlick  passed on recently and spent  some time here at Rockwood  Lodge and Bayview Lodge. We  are old friends so enjoyed his  visit also.  Mrs. Roy Marshall (Janet  Hanson) and baby Donald spending a shortr vacation with her  parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hanson.  With      a      beautiful      three-  tiered wedding cake centring the  table decorated for the occasion,  Mr. and Mrs; Louis Hansen celebrated their silver wedding anniversary   amongst   their   many  friends and relations. It was really a surprise for the couple arranged  by   their  daughters   and  the cake a present from an old  friend,   Mr.   Neilson,   whom   we  remember   as   the   first   cohfec-1  t'ioner at Village Centre. Attending   from   Vancouver   were  Mr.  and Mrs. Vic Neilson and daughter Elsie, Mr. and Mrs. J. Jensen and daughter Sonja, Mr. and  Mrs.  A. Laursen, Mr.   and Mrs.  L. Christiansen, Mr. and Mrs. G.  Carlson, Mr. and Mrs. R. Marshall,  and Mr. and Mrs. Harold  Nelson of Sechelt, Mr. and Mrs.  Jack Nelson, Mrs. Salmon of Victoria.  Mrs. Agnes Odell has returned  to the city after a month on Gambier at Glenwood. Have an idea  she will be back in about a  month's time. She told the wife  she felt more at home here.  Bert saw a couple of nice boats  in at New Brighton yesterday���  "The Corbie" and the "Ruth  Ken."  A Forestry boat docked at New  Brighton on Saturday under  Capt. G. McHugh of Victoria. All  I could find out is that the ship  is on pest control patrol. At any  rate, Capt. McHugh came oyer  to Gambier to inspect the hall  and the activities, bringing with  him S. G. Allen and W. Taylor,  both of Victoria.  Dr. Anthony and party were  over here for a visit in the doctor's boat, "Hope Point II". I un.  derstand Dr. Anthony is vacationing at Hope Point.  Mr. and Mrs. P. Rathbone  (visitors here for three weeks)  got quite -a pleasant surprise on  Saturday night. They went over  to the hall to pass a little spare  time away and found some  friends there���Mr. and Mrs. Don  Garry and party from North  Vancouver.  Looking over the guest register at the Hall (you have to.sign  even if you are only looking  around) I saw quite a few visitors from Vancouver including  G. White, S. Selband, C. Rhode,  O. Jones, G. Hammer.  Wonder if W. G. Hope of Port  Hammond is an old acquaintance. The name has a very familiar sound!  Mrs. Thrasker and her two  children have rented Mr. McDonald's place for the summer.  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  Holiday is  over . . .  we are back  at work.  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  MARINE ��� COMMERCIAL ��� DOMESTIC  REFRIGERATION  Sales and Service  WALK-IN BOXES ���   DEEP FREEZERS  ���   REACH-IN  BOXES  ALL WORK \GUARANTEED  ROBERTS CREEK  Phone Roberts Creek 24K  W. J. NAYLOR  '  t  Sechelt-Jervis Towing Co.  Your Local Complete Marine Towing Service  LOG TOWING ��� YARDING ��� SCOWS ��� DREDGING  PILE DRIVING ��� SALVAGE  Special Facilities for Quick Movement of Cats, Logging Trucks and  General Camp Equipment  PHONE US COLLECT FOR RATES  GIBSONS ��� Mr. Reg Godfrey, Tel. Granthams 10U2  SECHELT ��� Coast News, Phone 32  PENDER HARBOUR���-Bill Donley, c/o Hassan's Store, Tel.  6 U  NANAIMO���The Nanaimo Towing Co. Ltd.  Tel., Day 555; Night 1497 or 305  Area Agent���Mr. H. Spalding, Pender Harbour, Tel. 6 S 2  liiiiiiiimi���iiiiii  AVAILABLE  THROUGHOUT  THE PENINSULA  Canadian  Legion  Tickets  offering  gift awards worth  $5,000.00  Tickets 50c each  Sponsored by  Canadian  Legion  Branch  140  Sechelt  28 AWARDS TOTALING $5000.00  5 First Prizes of $300 each  5 Second Prizes of $250 each  10 Third Prizes of $150 each  8 Fourth Prizes of $100 each  Prizes in merchandise of your own choosing.  Drawing October 19,1949  Buy a book of tickets���the more tickets you have  the more prizes you can win.  am 6  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Aug. 15, 1949  wmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm always  the  symphony   of    the  Roberts Creek . . waves, night and day. Ah, well,  ...._^_^r�� ...... ~^^t/~~_^       one of these days I'll enjoy all  UNDER THE DOGWOOD       these things, I hope!  ����.**;,;��,   r, '���*,'��� '      " <>*"      Talking  about  waves,    I'd    a  ��� .. pleasant   surprise     for     dinner  THIS HAS been another of those when  j        t    home    yesterday>  weeks when time passes so There wag a y nice large por_  quickly that before I know where tion of skate> ^aTt of a 24_  I am it's Wednesday night and pounder hauled up by young  I've nothing written. Billy Coles  off the wharf  here.  Now I've to sit me down and Billy is only about 12 or 13 years  concentrate   on   what   I've   been of age and had to have assistance  doing, where I've been and who to land his catch; was a very nice  I've seen since last Wednesday! gesture to send up a sample.  ,-r ���    ,. .    .     T, x. Thanks Billy!  Well,  for   a  start . I've    been *'  working���I've   only   been to  the      The   Roberts   Creek   taxi   ser-  Band of Hope once, I've not been vice   (successors   to   Joe   Klein)  swimming and I do not    see    a are now installed in a nice new  great   lot   of   people���not   from office just' erected at  the junc-  whom I can get any local gossip! tion   of Lower  Road   and    Hall  My job  is  taking me up  and Road and by the time this  ap-  down this peninsula and the more pears in print we hope they have  I like it. Some of the people here their phone in service.  are   very   fortunate   indeed   and  I've seen so many attractive Mr- an<* Mrs. Gordon Reeves  homes on the waterfront here have (since their return from  that I become more and more Victoria) been entertaining Miss  determined, as soon as I can, to J,oan Beck with who is enjoying  get us a place right down by the ner  stay. here.  W a^V     *  *u .      Mrs-   W.  Garbutt,   of Vancou-  Most  of  these  places  are  not yer   and her daugnter Jean ac  ?? ^1 S��a ur, 5? ^ ��a^ a companied by Miss Claire Dun-  lot of land but they get their fire- lop   of WindJor>  Qnt>  also  paid  SURGERY TO TRY TO RESTORE BEAUTY  ^^p,.  hooked into a nice one.  Do hope our all-too-brief summer is not at an end. It was almost like an early fall morning  at 6 a.m. How do I know? I was  up!  I'm late with this write-up and  the Coast News editor will be  blessing me. So until next week  ���Cheerio.  Every second Canadian home  has a car, and more than three  out of four have radios.  wood delivered right to the front  a surprise visit to   "Greenacres'  ���Central Press Canaaia.-  Clarice Rawlins, 17, lies in a hospital at St. Augustine, ^la.. her mina  a blank, her once-beautiful face flattened, its bones broken in an automobile crash that killed two sailor escorts, seriously injured her sister  Margaret, and her friend, Patricia Stalls. Before the crash. Clarice  looked as she did at left when she won oeau>y contests. Plastic surgeons  will try to restore that face at the Union Memorial hospital in Baltimore  Clarice has been flown to Baltimore in a plane donated by a grocery  chain. Funds for the operation were provided by fellow-citizens of  St. Augustine.  door. All they have to do is sort tJiis week  it out and cut it up. No tree felling and all it's attendant labor! This   week's   story   is   a   catty  Right out of the front door and one:   years ago I used to fancy  into the water for a swim! And myself as  a trainer  of  animals.  HALFMOON BAY  By  MURIEL WELSH  DIRECTORY  Pleose Clip This Directory Out and Hang By Your Phone  For Reference  BAKERY  BETTY'S  BAKERY  Homemade Pies, Cakes,  Bread  Special Catering  Cakes Decorated to Order  Porpoise Bay Rd., Sechelt  Phone Sechelt, 59W  REAL ESTATE  Specialist in Coast Property  Consolidqfed Brokers Ltd.  Gulf Coast Offices  Gibsons and Sechelt  Phone  37  B_E180ro.ES  SECOND HAND STORE  ���-'.Ji  Will call and buy for cash,  beer bottles, scrap metal, etc.  Calls made at intervals from  Hopkins to Irvines Landing.  R. H. STROSHEIN  Wilson   Creek  SC5T  ,11. ._....,,���,..,  Everything at Bargain  Prices  BUY - SELL - EXCHANGE  Typewriters  -  Sales  -  Rent  Service and Office  Supplies  COLIN WINGRAVE  Gibsons, B.C:  holding up the traffic at the corner of Hastings and Granville  Monday afternoon. Had a policeman   escort  me  to  safety   amid  -  mmBammmu^mmMmammimm^mmmm^mammmmmmm   the   pitying    glances      from      the  . hundreds���or was it thousands?  THE MANY friends of Mr.  and __of  pedestrians   who   cross     at  Mrs.  Herb Tait will be sorry that busy corner. How was I to  to hear that Mr. Tait has under- know  that  the  buses  now  stop  gone a serious operation in hos- "around the  corner"?  pital  at Vancouver.  At last re-  port   he   had   had   a   slight   set-      Saw Mr. and Mrs. Earl Laugh-  back, but is now progressing fa- lin  and   Mr.  and  Mrs.  Emerson  vorably. on the "Wing" en route to Vancouver.   And   on   the   "Mariner"  Mrs.   Thomas  Beasley   of Ke- at   Sechelt  saw     Mr.   and   Mrs.  lowna and daughter Blanche paid Richard  Laird   with   Susan   and  a  surprise  visit  to  her parents, Carol on their way to spend    a  Mr. and Mrs. H. Tait, last week, long week-end with Mr. and Mrs.  ���txr . ~~       _p-������w.o +�� t./t.o_  Frank Lyons at Redroofs.  We must say we_come to Miss J  Laverne  Anderson,  who is now      Mrs>  Nelson  Sr   was  welcom-  residing at the Bay. This charm- ing guests on the wharf at the  ing young lady should be a wel- fi      Tuesday morning, and quite  come addition to the younger set. & few of the passengers got off  She  is now on the staff  at Ed there.  Prett's store.  Mr. and Mrs. H. Stewart have      The jis��inehas b.ee* marve+1'  a,  their   guests    Mrs   Stewart's  ous and the blS springs seem to  Varicduver. X^ ��������������� ������'���^ ���<������>  BRANDED LINES  Are Year-'Round Features  at EATON'S  From "Coast to Coast"  CLEANERS AND DYERS  "It Pays to Keep Clean"  LLOYD'S CLEANERS  GIBSONS,  B.C.  Agency at Bus Depot, Sechelt  TAXI  GARBAGE DISPOSAL  PENINSULA CABS  24-Hour Service  2 Phones ��� .2 Cabs  WILSON CREEK and  SELMA PARK  Phone Sechelt 5C2 and 5U  Garbage Disposal Service  weekly or monthly  Sechelt, West Sechelt,  Selma Park only  For Information write or  'phone  Union Steamship Co.  Phone Sechelt, 22  GENERAL HAULING  BILL'S  TAXI  Reliable 24 Hour Service  Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Bill Mervyn  Phone Halfmoon Bay 7-U  'Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Brackett  of Vancouver are guests of their  son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and  Mrs. Lloyd Brackett of Redroofs. Miss Laura Bell of Gal-  iano Island, sister of Mrs. L.  Brackett, is  also visiting them.  Have just returned from a  brief trip to town, my first in 10  months, but it will probably be  10 years before I dare return to  the "bright lights." Succeeded in  So when we adopted a kitten the  other ,week I started to teach  him to roll over along the floor.  Now, first thing in the morning,  he ensures ar? early breakfast by  coming in and rolling unasked  all  over  the floor  and    I    just  landed a beauty on Monday, and  Paddy  Welsh  was  another who  >T. EATON CI  EATON'S  <��flte (Eoost Mews  CLASSIFIED  ADVERTISING  3 Lines (15 words) for 35c 3 Insertions (same ad) 75c  Extra words, above 15-word mm., 2c each.  Cash with order.  Notices, Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c Insertion  LITTLE ADS . . . BIG RESULTS  GIFT STORE  TRANSFER-TRUCKERS  Headquarters for Wool,  Notions,  Cards, Toys,  Miscellaneous Gifts  Gibsons 5-10-15 Store  Left of Post  Office  Gibsons, B.C.  HANSEN TRANSFER  GENERAL CARTAGE  GOOD BUSHWOOD  Phone Sechelt  28  Sechelt, B.C.  haven't the heart to refuse him FOR SALE: SUMMER homesites in the cele-  his feed then! 1934 CHEV. Special sedan, $295 brated and beautiful Jervis In-  ,         .,         cash.    Terms:   $125   cash,  $20 let area on Vanguard Bay,  any  I am happy to say   tnat    tne month for 10 months. Motor in size you desire from 2 acres up,  wharf has been, at least partly, lovely shape,  good tires, uphol- at only $100 per acre. Vanguard  repaired. stery and body pretty well beat Bay  offers  unexcelled   boat  an-  The   replacement    of    broken UP'���but   good  reliable  transpor- chorage. Cod and salmon fishing  f   and  missing "timbers" is  some- tation- Phone  Sechelt 32.       . with   fresh   water   lake   only,-!  thing  to be thankful  for.   Let's                                               2525-tfn block   inland.  For  details  write  hope there'll be no further mis- : ��� J�� w- E- Haskins, Pender Har-  haps' UNION STORE SPECIALS bor.                                                 tfn  Salad Dressing,  14-oz.  By the way you youngsters��� Margene, 1-lb. with  don't go scrambling up or down      mixing mould  LAND CLEARING  Upholstery and Slip Covers  BULLDOZING  LAND CLEARING  done with ripper teeth  C. A. COOK  Phone Gibsons, 31  Gibsons, B.C.  Let Us Rebuild and  Upholster  Your  Favorite  Chair  Usher's Yard Goods Shop  Gibsons,  B.C.  LUMBER AND FUEL  '    BURNS and JACKSON  SAWMILL  Producer of Choice Lumber  In All Species  Wood and Sawdust  Phone Sechelt 15-M-2  PLOWING  39c   ��� ���. ������  PERSONAI_���  45c SHIP BY Gulf Lines Express to  the sides  of that  fill.   Some  of Bulk Pitted Dates per lb.       25c or from Vancouver. Low rates.  those   big    rocks     are    mighty Extra Special���    ' Fast   service.   Careful   handling.  dangerous.                                           Duwella Blended Tee, per lb. 75c Specify Gulf Lines Express,    tf  Latest news to hand is the- ar- Blade Roast Beaf (blade           ^ SERVICES:  rival of Mr. and Mrs. Loazby of QV��"V'.3 oX"T"""Vi: in CHIMNEYS   cleaned,  plastering,  California. They turned up to- ^L^ Roasts' per lb' ��� 49c stucco work, 8x16 concrete  day and have moved into one _ * , . X . masonry, brick work: contract  of the places owned by Mr. A. n^7^^fr?n ^^f1 1S+ and day work. N. Sotiros, Gib-  Walker   of  Beach   Avenue.   The n��w  operating in our bacement '                                     (tfa)  new arrivals are evidently adopt- s*orf ���   Prlcf ��re.  moderat,   and _____ __ _____ _____  ing   Roberts   Creek.   Their   stay stod?. S����<*-   Watch  for  severel FOR SALE���  m~"ale     *      +u"     coming 3 SPEED electric outboard mot-  2524-1 or runs 0ff car battery. Ideal    for lake fishing. A snap at $40.00.  Write   W.   E.   Haskins,   Irvine's  with Mr. Walker is'a temporary  specials     during     the  ^measure pending the erection of  a place of their own. Incidentally,  A.   Walker   is   an   ex-seafaring  week.  FOR SALE:  DO IT NOW!  SPECIALIZED PLOWING  by  ED COOK  Wilson Creek, B.C.  PLUMBING-HARDWARE  PLUMBING and HEATING  Hardware, Plumbing Supplies  Heating Necessities  "Serving the Peninsula"  Marshall's Hardware  ���' Phone Gibson���33  SUNSET HARDWARE  GIBSONS  Registered Plumbers  PLUMBING  Sales   and   Contracting  newcomer who just slipped into _____      SECHELT BAY Landing,  Beach Ave, and quietly but ef- N]gW  4-room  modern  bungalow   ficiently got busy, clearing and ..,24 x 22- Pembroke bath. AU  building and now has three cab- Clty conveniences. -Extremely  ins built or partly built all this Zel\hml.\ b^ owner for own use.  in  between trips in and out of Must   fell  having   bought   other  the  Peninsula  and   operating   a JJSSfjSV  Wl1^, sacFlflC���Lu for  power saw! $4200.00  for  quick  sale.    Phone  .   Well, one has to work in this Mr  Howell, Sechelt 37 or 21-R-2  rv.,m.rTr  alright or Consolidated Brokers Ltd., 942  country  alright. West Pender, PA. 3348.      2526-4  Having  got  this far I realize  -��� - ""      ".  that   if   I   haven't     given    very  HELP WANTED:  tfn  much   information   out,   I've   at WANTED���Correspondents, male  least     written     more     than     I      or female, to write  local and  thought I should. social news at Davis Bay, Selma  ���Jack for short. Park, Wilson Creek, Gower Point  P.S. More    sunshine    wanted!   and Keates Island. Apply Coast  The tomatoes won't ripen now!  News,  Sechelt. 2620-tfn  ���  t    V  Put In Your Own  Power  Plant  MASTER   electric   generating sets are the answer to  elecrification problems.  Stationary   or  portable.  London Concrete Mixers  London concrete mixers. 2s ^  to 16s. London plaster mixers, concrete wheelbarrows.  Dumpover carts, all rubber  tire mounted.  Purves E.   Ritchie & Son  Ltd.  656  Hornby   St.      MA4557  Vancouver, B.C, By  JEAN  JEFFRIES  THIS PAST week has been a red  letter one for Egmont. The new  fish floats and oil float in Co-Op  Bay are a definite improvement  both in looks and position.  But   better   still���the     United  Fishermen's Co-Op have had a  radio telephone installed. So  now we have contact with the  outside world ' other than our  once weekly mail service. It will  certainly be a big help in business   as  well  as   emergencies.  There is great activity and  large piles of web, rope and  corks etc on the floats in Co-Op  Bay as the local seiners get  ready for the big catch.  Henry Silvey has the "Rose S''  ready, and Harry Page has the  "Faith P" just about ready to go.  jErnie Silvey has a Colonial  Packers boat, the "Izumi 3" this  year.  Alfie Jeffries, Bill Silvey, Don  Jeffries and my Mr. J. are busy  hanging their  nets.  Percy Crowe Swords is back  from a short business trip to  Vancouver.  Leonard Silvey and his Dad  flew to town last week ' and  brought the Izumi back up with  them.  PENDER HARBOUR  By SARAL  "Forty Years Young" THE coast news, Monday, Aug. is, 1949  Use  Coast News AdBriefs  DeLuxe  FISHING  GUIDE  SERVICE  POWER BOAT  ROW BOAT RENTALS  WATER TAXI  FISHING TACKLE  RENTED  BAIT AVAILABLE  Next  to  Gibsons  Wharf  HARRY  SMITH,  MGR.  Phone GIBSONS 28  '  MURDOCH'S  MARINE SUPPLY  Compare Our Prices!  Del nor Frozen Foods  Ice Cream  Groceries  -resh Meats and  ��� Vegetables  Hardware  Drygoods  "Shell Oil  ���ish Camp  We now have increased  refrigeration for handling  of perishables.  Pender Harbour, B.C.  BARGAIN Harbour residents no  doubt noticed it unusually  bright around their harbour last  Sunday night, and so it was! Russ  Keiller dropped his reddy-lite  lantern into the Briny deep and  it shone heavenward until the  next day at low tide. (I wonder  if Freida the clam digger was  there!).. Russ fished it out, the  light was still on, the battery  just a soggy mass. Must have  been a good lantern.  Mrs. Frank Lee of Madiera  Park went to Vancouver on last  Friday's "Mariner" where her  husband joined her for the weekend. Mrs. Lee returned on the  late bus Sunday evening accompanied by her mother, Mrs.  Tippet't, and nephew Chuckie  Hardy of Nainaimo.  Mr. and Mrs. Arnold McQuar-  rie and son Larry from Powell  River1 are spending a week at  Pender Harbour Lodge, Irvine's  Landing. Arnold is the accordionist with Ed. Thompson's  orchestra, our Regatta dance  maestros.  Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stephens  and small son Brian of Vancouver are guests of the former's  parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. V.  Stephens of Madiera Park.  Miss Molly Carpenter and her  mother of Burnaby are spending  a week with Pop (Ernie) Carpenter at their cottage at Madiera Park. The weather has been  changeable since their arrival,  but they insist they don't mind,-  as long as it stays'fine for the  Regatta.  Mr. Hilliar from Vancouver  really hit the jack-pot Monday  night in the Harbour. The giant  spring salmon he was almost an  hour landing weighed 42%  pounds dressed! He caught this  with a rod and reel. Do you think  he will ever forget Pender Harbour?  Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Davis of  Garden Bay spent a week in  Vancouver recently on Regatta  business.  Mr. Gordon Lyons of Garden  Bay was a,, patient, at St. Mary's  Hospital for a few days, but is  up  and around again.  Dr. and Mrs. Jamieson of Vancouver are vacationing for a  week at Saginaw Lodge.  John Marsh of Irvine's Landing is the proud owner of a new  kicker. We hear there is a  friendly feud between Jimmy  Phillips, Les Kearly, and John  as to whose boat goes the fastest.  Probably they have raced it out  by now.  The merry-go-round broke  down���well, not quite, it was the  motion picture go-round that  broke down at Irvine's Landing  on Tuesday' night. Too bad, the  kids (and parents) were really  disappointed���they hoped to see  the Walt Disney picture.  Mr. and Mrs. H. Spalding and  John are spending two weeks at  "FORTY YEARS young" . . .  that's the way Purves E.  Ritchie describes his equipment  business on Vancouver's Hornby  St., which serves all of B.C.'s  basic industries.  Back in 1909, the city of Vancouver looked pretty much like  a village compared to the present metropolitan centre. The  most ambitious building project  ���the old Vancouver Hotel, now  being demolished���provided the  first major sale for Purves E.  Ritchie. The contractors, Messrs.  Skien & Christie, were in the  market for concrete mixing  equipment, wheelbarrows, tools,  etc., with which to proceed.  Ritchie was right on the job,  and he hustled the eastern manufacturers into shipping the major portion of the needed equipment.  The building of the Canadian  Northern   Railway     and     Grand  Trunk Pacific, east from Prince  Rupert, furnished another opportunity  for  Ritchie,   and   as   the  province   developed,     more   and  more     road-building   machinery,  concrete   mixers,     rock   drillers,  compressors,   etc.,   were   in   demand.  "During both world wars, the  Ritchie firm supplied large  quantities of equipment to ships  and airplane assembly shops. A  recent venture into the manufacturing end has resulted in the  their   summer   home   at   Pender  Island.  Mr. and Mrs. Len Hambly returned from a few week's holiday in the city, accompanied by  their daughter and son-in-law  Mr. and Mrs. Adelburg and three  children from Vancouver.  Mrs. Lars Olson is away to the  city for a few days.  Mrs. Webber Sr. is in Vancouver for a few days.  establishing of Air Equipment  Service Ltd., another of Mr.  Ritchie's personally-owned companies, at 1401 Hornby St. C. P.  Ritchie, son of the founder, is in  complete charge of this operation. Between the two firms, they  are able to supply a complete  range of construction and mining supplies. Their sales engineers cover the entire B.C. and  Alberta fields servicing the mining and construction trades.  The appointments of Mr. R. C.  Atkinson as general manager  and Mr. E. H. Klatt as sales manager of Purves E. Ritchie & Son  Limited is indicative of the  young, aggressive organization  being built up to take care of  the ever-expanding business,.  While he has withdrawn from  much of the day-to-day activity  in the Vancouver office, Mr.  Purves E. Ritchie, still hale and  hearty, supervises operations  from his home in Kelowna where  most of his time is now spent.  �� Union Excursion Tickets  Theatre Tickets  Each week there will be spelling errors in the  Union Store classified ad in The Coast News.  The first person handing in to the Union Store  office a copy of the ad with all the errors marked  will be given two free tickets for the Union Steamships excursion to Pender Harbour or Buccaneer Bay.  Two free theatre tickets for the show at Sechelt  will be given to the second entry with all errors  marked.  n  Record & Appliance Shop  GIBSONS, B.C.  Associated with Sunset Store  rtyau ORCHARD.'  ' Deputy MiniV'cr,-   .'��  BRITISH GOLUMm  X     'dHPARTMEKT &F7LXNPS AHD  FORESTS,;  HOI*;. E.  T.   KENNEY 8  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Aug. 15, 1949  MARY W. RENNIE  IN THE "Daily Province" a few  days ago "Jean Howarth" had  an article about Nature being  spoiled by too much modernization.  I am inclined to agree with her  on that subject, especially when  I am walking" home from Gibsons these days. That lovely part  of the road between Gibsons and  Granthams was such a pleasure  to me, for we could saunter along and sometimes rest on a  lovely moss-grown log by the  side of the road and enjoy the  cool shade. Now it is all fenced  in, as if the folks who live by  the beach down below were  afraid that the grader will tear  up their property while it is busy  making a road for motorists and  truck drivers. But I suppose we  must have progress though it  means a rocky dusty road for a  while.  The "Machigonne" continues to  bring in innumerable passengers  daily. The residents here used to  know all the families who came  for the summer, but nowadays  it is impossible to keep up with  the number of visitors.  Among the visitors during the  last week at The Guest House  are Mr. and Mrs. Weston and  Mr. Pitcher, father of Mrs. Weston, who is on a visit from England.  Also   there  are  Mr.  and  Mrs.  *Buckley and their two daughters,  Lilian   and   Mavis.   Miss   Lillian  will  be teaching  at Half  Moon  Bay this Fall.  Mr. Pete Hennan (who has  been a yearly visitor for the  fishing)   is  here  with   his   wife  When Your Motor Won't  Go and You Feel Mighty  Low, Just  Hitch  A Tow  to  HADDOCK'S  ENGINEERING  Phone Pender Hbr., 9S  New Teachers  Appointed  TEACHING staffs for all schools  except Kleindale and Egmont  have   been   appointed    for    the  coming term.  New teacher for Gibsons High  School is A. D. Goosetry; Elphinstone Bay at Roberts Creek���  Mrs. K. Henderson from Kleindale. Sechelt���Mrs. B. Rankin,  principal; Thomas Purcell, Division 2, and Mrs. Ben Lang, Division' 5. Halfmoon Bay���Miss  Lillian Bickley. Madeira Park-  Mrs. J. L. Hlookoff. Pender Harbour Superior School���Miss  Joyce Chester.  There will probably be a school  opened at Hardy Island this year  while Vancouver Bay will hire  its own teacher and receive a  grant from the government and  from the School Board toward  the teacher's salary.  and they are enjoying, their favorite sport.  Mr. Snodgrass and Mr. Bob  Harwood are also guests.  Mr.   and   Mrs.   Graham, and  Mr. and  Mrs.    Templeman are  enjoying a quiet  visit    at the  Guest House.  Mr. and Mrs. Walter Chambers with their small son Leslie  left on Sunday for a three  months visit with friends at  Langley Prairie.  Mr. and Mrs. Watson, with  their daughter Nancy, from Win.  nipeg, were the guests of Mr. and  Mrs. W. Ellis at their summer  cottage here last week. They  were visiting several places between Winnipeg and Vancouver  Island on their vacation trip.  Mrs. Ken Hall with her baby  daughter are visitors at the  home of Mr. and Mrs. Hewett.  Mrs. Hall's mother, Mrs. Edmonds from Moosejaw, Sask., is  also a guest at present.  We are sorry to report that  Eric Cooper our post master and  storekeeper is at present suffering from a severe attack of flu,  and has had to have medical attention. We hope he will sdon  be able to be on the job again.  It has been very worrying for  Mrs. Cooper at this busy season,  but there have been many willing hands to help her through  the difficulty.  British Boys  Guests For  Canada Tour  FIFTY British boys sailed for  Canada from Liverpool, Eng.  for a one-month visit to Canada  as guests of W. Garfield Weston.  Meanwhile the stage has been  set here to welcome the boys i,o  Canada Aug. 2.  The tour fulfils the four-year  old promise made by the Canadian industrialist when he lived in England and was a member of the House of Commons  there. When he gave up his seat,  Macclesfield in the Midlands, to  return to his biscuit, bread and  candy interests, he announced his  "see Canada" plan to lay the  groundwork of closer relations  between the United Kingdom  and Canada by enabling teen-age  British  boys  to  visit the  Dom  inion   yearly  as soon   as  travel  conditions permitted.  In   Canada,   arrangements   for  the tour are in the hands of the  National Council of the YMCA  and representatives of the Weston organization. Highlights will  include visits to industrial plants,  historical sites, and of course,  Niagara Falls. Climaxing the  trip will be a two-week stay at  Toronto YMCA's Camp Pine  Crest in the Ontario's Muskoka  Lakes district.  . Half of the boys in the group  were selected from Mr. Weston's  old constituency Macclesfield, by  a committee which included the  mayors of Macclesfield and nearby Congleton. The remaining 25  boys, chosen by the National Association of Boys' Clubs, came  from all parts of Great Britain,  including Scotland, Wales and  Northern  Ireland.  Mr. Weston bade the boys "bon  voyage" at Heswall, Cheshire,  where they gathered, before going on to Liverpool and aboard Montreal.  the "Empress of France." At the  dock in Montreal to welcome  them  will. be  R.  A.  Robertson,  president, George Weston Limited, and other Weston executives. The boys will also be welcomed at Montreal's city hall by  Mayor Camillien Houde. At Ottawa, where the boys will see  the inner workings of the Mounted Police, they will call on Sir  Alexander Clutterbuck, British  High Commissioner to Canada. In  Toronto Mayor McCallum will  present the boys with beavers  _tnd pelicans for the London, Eng.  zoo. In return, the boys will present the city of Toronto with  swans from the king's royal preserves.  After visiting Niagara Falls and  London, where the boys will present greetings to the mayor from  the Lord Mayor of London, Erigl,  the boys will go to the YMCA's  Camp Pine Crest. On August 25,  the boys will return to Toronto,  and a day later sail home from  THIS COLUMN is open to any organization who wishes to advertise any    coming    event.  The main purpose of the column is to eliminate the duplication of events on the same  date. Events may be advertised in the events column  for  any  length  of time  for only one  dollar. Take advantage of this column to publicize your event and to reserve the date.  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