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 /'Authorized as^ Seeoi  ��Class^ Mail,  >? /  ( P  Published by The Coast News, Gibsons; B.C;    ; iVol. 4 -  Thursday March 15 1951    5c per copy, $2.00 per year by mail.  BROWNIE ?S PRESENTTHIS PICTUEE TO CAPTAIN JOY. FILLEY.  GIBSONS. "There is only a 50 - 50 chance that the car ferry  will go through".  "No longer is the eight man group interested in the ferry  problem''.  "Sticker may be the expropriation clause and the fact that  the C.C.F. party will object to a private bill,-preferring it to go  through the usual Public Utilities routine.  The   private   bill,   presented     ~   c^romte^ Joanne Ritchey, Sharon Tyson, Coral Benn,  standing from left to right, Lieutenant L Fletcher, Lorain�� .D'Aonst, Betty Smith, Doris  Farnhaml Margaret gHerrin, Agnes Hfewatt, Joyce Connor, Norma Turner and Commissioner E.K. Clendihmhg^;      V; - ���' ::;.v J  n  ONE OF T^? stormiest, meetings/in the not too quiet history^  ACfOS Ufl  A    188F  Of this, village took place Tuesday when Commissioners made  a further study of truck buying and took issue with this paper  for its "slanted editorials and biased news coverage".  Ittis sad that this meeting was  the  one  chosen  by  High  , iu   .XU      VU-VI.       LUUl       I'AAJ.O     JHJ-C'<-'1/J-Iit J��        Wad LUC V  School* students for study and observation.  Probably one of the greatest displays^ of bad manners and  cheap vituperation was displaced by' the men who should have  known better, as ,they heaped their anger on Chairman Mrs B.  Nestman. \  v We hold no brief for Mrs Nestman and her fight with other  mempers of the Commission. She is hardly entitled to "any qoh-  | eideratiqn hecause of her sex but she i^^ehtiUed.-to^xpe^t,' a'nd��  I ��he should have'insisted #��0^^^ '  l   ���'"���"'    }  B ~\^_xt The trixctrQuestion h%"^een arguejd fr:om this paper's point  ol.yiewen'd*ir wijf^probajbly; be argued from . the> Com^ntisioil  raeiaber's point of yiew,'*hnd-that is good and sound. Bfct when  [commissioners take?the Coast News attitude and, use it' as a: ve-  icle to wheel out their display of bad manners, then we suggest  ^thla^iSfgoing too far..      '     >  1    ' We crertainly do not; blame;village fathers for being angry  t the editorial, we do not blame them for "getting their own  adt'\ But we do blame them^for taking out their spite on this  aper upojrrMrfe'^Nestman who draws a retaining fee from us.  Mrs Nestman is,not responsible for our views and certainly  [does not'have anything to do with wrijting the editorials.  b       We suggest, that Commissioners,should h^ive held-their anger  fan chectrat'least ftntiFthe students had left.  |     " What can these children  think of municipal  government  When they see such a practical demonstration of government in  pction ?.  f We have seen many councils demonstrating their wares for  Rthe^ edification of youngsters and we have never seen a council  Kthat did'not honestly attempt to convey the imporance of municipal government.  When Gibsons Village Council gets the very important op-  ortunity of showing itself in; all its majesty it starts to act like  [an undisciplined ehild. Members pick upon this time to vent Yheir  [anger on their chairman who should have verbally spanked the  ingleaders.  , We find it hard to believe that what Commission members  had'to argue about was more important than teaching of our  outh.    , ,n -  '���"������ 'Upon their actions' shall they be judged.'* *  We tremble to think   what  the  students  thought  of  our  ember's background.  GIBSONS. Another Milestone has been added to the  previous 8Q enjoyed by popular  Mrs Edith McEwen, known  affectionately as Grannie who  delebrated her birthday, March  13, by a party at her home.'  Among they who were entertained by Grannie,' her daughter Peggy, Mrs A; Pilling and  Mrs, T. Turner, were; Doctor  HVigh, IngIi%^lieLverenSs^n^ &|ro  H|E^OsWafd,v]\frs GrHill, -Mrs'  . E. Nestman, <JW[rs ML Stenner,  Mrs J.-Schiitz, ^frs J. Fitch ett,  Mrs A. Buries,'Mrs E Smith,  Mrs Hamilton and Mr and Mrs  Mel Usher/    ,        '"  Grandson "Sandy \ McEwen  and Great Grandson Ken  McEwen were also guests at  the tea.  New Service Starts  GIBSONS. As a public ser-  ,��� vice this paper will run a Date  " Pad   wherein  all   groups  and  organizations may publicise the  date of coming events.   .  In the past, confusion has  been apparent when various,  well meaning groups have  staged plays, shows, dances or  parties on nights which clash  with other groups.  Only the barest outline of  Ihe coming event can be inserted free. The date pad is not  to be construed as a means of  advertising, it is only a notice  of meeting Which will aid all  groups Without favour;  THE DATE PAD  by B.M. Maclntyre, MLA,  went to the Private Bills Committee a 10.30 this morning.  Mr Maclntyre, in an exclusive interview with this paper,  pointed out that the bill had  to pass tlie private bills committee otherwise it is "dead".  "Provided it passes the committee it" should be reasonably  easy to get it through the  readings on the floor of the  house".  "\lt will, take approximately  two. weeks-to clear it through,  provided it gets on the floor,"  Mr Maclntyre said.  Twenty one telegraph messages and 5 petitions from the  MacKenzie ri'ding $iave been  received bj? Mr Maclntjyre.  Each urged him to stand pat  on."his.���"decision; to backythe  Bl ack Ball Ferry applicatiofr;  y^he��.,sjBaM>of> .tossjages^w'aj^  io:n)i e^  fehoe'CE%r:!:!are'a;^  her^y-phPt^ySitnan .Private'';'  Bills cOmjmttee arid it isjliere  that:the^^K may be made to  passage of Bill 51.  Mr Maclntyre intimated the  C.C.F. members would probably take the stand that a private  bill 'would give too much power  to tlie Bilack Ball Company.  "They (the C.C.F. members)  will probably hold out for a  Public Utilities authority", he  said;:-"This would then allow  competition against the Black  Ball in a few years, provided  1he car ferry was to be successful".  Under the . private bill,  Black Ball % would have a clear  track for 25 years.  Observers ifoel that Black  Paljl Company would hardly  invest the promised $3 millions  just to' proye the venture  successful so tjhat someone else  could get in Jthe act without  having to take the gamble and  risk. ' > ,,-  -��� ' In his interview, Mr  Maclntyre disclosed that an  '' investigation'' was under  way on the question of Peninsula residents being fined for  driving their Vehicles without  proper licenses/ This occured  on March 1, fir 4 day for the  carrying; of 1951i)icense. plates.  M^%.  .:>���*-�������. .i'  &&��  .:i;;-i; ~.*  aiiy  '���*;.  ;:GIBSONS. headlands; water  system for; lack of. it, was'.the  main bone of contention at the  meeting of Gibsons and District Ratepayer's Association  in the Church,Hall, Thursday.  Headlands resident s are up  in arms about lack'-of water to  their area "Only/'three quarter  [���"observe   46   sub-  Near Merry Island  cr  [i GIBSONS. Following is the preamble to the petition bein0  circulated under authority of James Veitch, acting as jchairman  of the Trades and Industry Committee of the Board of Trade;  We,  the  undersigned  rate  's  >ayers . of the., Village of  janding, deplore the action of  [Village Commissioners in pro-  >osing to spend approximately  j$4,000 of public funds for'.the  [purchase of a new truck on the  'following grounds. - ( -  j l..The Vilage is faced wi^h.  [urgent expenditures for water  works expansion.  2. .The Village recenlty tried  to       borrow       approximately  $7,000 for water works imrove-  ments,    although    having   in'  [fhand a surplus of over $8,000  ICommissioiiers how propose to  I  .spend a sum equal to half *or  more of this- amount on a  truck. Purchase of a truck will-  involve, in addition, hiring a  driver, acquiring a garage,  plus insurance which will  amount to about $15.0 per year  and a license costing a further  $50 to $75 per year. Gasoline^  oil and maintenance will require  additional'spending.  3.. Depreciatic n alone on  such an investment will  amount to about $1,000 in a-  year. This is enough to buy,  from a truck operator, 250;  (continued on  page 5)  TALENT Mght, Gibsons  School Hall, 8 p.m. Saturday,  April 7. Sponsored by P.T.A.  Age groups are as follows,  five years and under, six to  12 .years,..13 to 18 andx19 and  ��� over;; '���.���  Gibsons Volunteer Firemen's  Ball, Saturday, in Bal's Hall  at 8 p.m. Proceeds in aid of  General Fund.  "Annual meeting and election  of officers Selma Park, Community ���Association, will be  held-in the hall at Selma Park;;  March'::27."-;      :  ;: St: Patrick's Dance at-'Half-"  moon Bay, slated for Friday  has" been cancelled. New date  will be set. and announced.   /  The Gower Point Social Club  wHl meet; March 21 -at,^iie  home of Msrs Crowjiurst, at  7. 30 p.m.  ���   BY -���   ���  MRS KAY RAVEN  HALFMOON BAY. Exite-  ment ran high, Tuesday, when  Eric Lund spotted a plane  c rash land  off  Merry Islaii$.  Within minutes, the alarm  was flashed to A. Nygaard of  the Nygaard Logging Company  who, accompanied by Olafence  McDunnough went to the aid  of the crippled plane'/ Aboard  the distressed craft /were Pilot  Ray Oliver and DiC'N Pickup,  both of Alert Bay.  The plane was skillfully  brought to the wharf at. Halfmoon Bay where a faulty gas  line was found to be the  trouble.     /  . Mrs. AV; Kolterman hospitably sheltered' the travellers  prior tQ: their continuing the  journey.  Missing Siren  ���SECHELT. Will the .-person..;  who "accidentally" acquired  -4-he small fire siren from the  Volunteer Fire Brigade please  return it as the brigade finds  itself unable to move on highland  way   without   a    siren  sirens are  hard to  get",  Fire Chief Fred Mills.  said  inch pipe  seribers."  Patience was advised by  members of the Village Commission who were present. It  was intimated the commission  had the matter in hand and  that the problem would be  quickly  solved..  It was. pointed out, to the  commission that action should  not be delayed i\s the problem  was of immediate importance.  The need for water during the  coming summer was" stressed  Commissioners R. Macnicol,  James Halt and Will'jf tm  Skelle;-,t were present at the;  meeting." J     ���   '**   '  Members heard that the B.  C. Power Commission would  not tolerate fhe thought of  reducing light rates. The Asso*--'  ciation had previously contended the ���..minimum rate should  be cut in half while the progressive rating .should remain  as is.  Assurance from E.S. Jones,  deputy minister of public  wfrrks -Avas received that he  would personally inspect the  road and highway situation  here.  The Association had pre-  .-viously. written, pointing out  that the hi'-'bwav .situation wa >  reaching a "deplorable" state  and asking for clarification of  the many road problems facing  the area.  A motion 1 hanking the Commission for ihe work"til?y had  clone failed ti find a seconder. The Coast News    Thursday March  15  1951  Hat in the King  ��� Wk��  isnece  ELSEWHERE in this paper you will read the full account of  B.M. Maclntyre's answer to the speech from the throne  made in the legislature.  It is a well thought out speech and we believe it is very  close to what Batt'really thinks. ' .,;.*������������  His picture of the proposed car ferry is concise and never  misses a point, while a true amount of optimism is shown in his  reference to the Port Mellon highway.  His references to the Hospital Insurance question are what  must be expected from a layman who,.albeit he was a member  of two investigating committees, still found the situation too  big to be handled by inexperienced men.  The hospital question in B.C. will stump many men with  greater and wider public ownership experience than Mr  Maclntyre. The B.C.ILI.S. is very close to being a mess, probably  because we wanted the plan, the government wanted the plan  and neither we or the government had brains enough to see into  the future.  We can be vicariously proud that? Premior Johnson picked  the MacKenzie member as a part of the special hospital investigating committee, charged with finding an answer.  Mr Maclntyre was secretary to that committee and when  it was found to be unworkable, a four man committee was  struck and charged with the same duty. Batt was also a member of that group. .      ;  Being twice chosen to such an important committee is a.  tribute to our member. It helps, if such be needed, to verify  the choice made by the people of MacKenzie riding.  Mr Maclntyre is now beginning to find his feet in Victoria.  He is getting them placed on solid ground and he intends  to keep them there. When next election comes around and Mr  Maclntyre fulfills his promise to run again, the people of MacKenzie will remember what our member is trying to do for us.  We do not expect miracles, just common sense and the will to  aid Canada first, B.C.. second and MacKenzie riding third.  Reader's Right  LIKES '' VICTORY'' NURSE  EDITOR THE NEWS.  EDITOR, SIR, gentleman.  Saturday I. see show, for  victory nurse. Is good, show.  Good laugh start, good laligh  end, is nicekweeps>in" -middle.  Actor work hard,:. staige boy  work hard, face ^ make lady  work hard, director work  likell. make lots, money foro  victory nurse. ���:������., ; \ ^ :  War time I buy victory bond-,  pay three percent..Now I spend  half dollar for victory nurse,  take care of Yeta when she is  sick.Me, I never sick. Victory  is good nurse,.- worth, lots  money.  Why must haye; pl(a;y; ^for  victory nurse f I pray hospital  tax, no hospital he^re. When  Yetta sick no can get in Vancouver hospital. Victory nurse  take care her. Why not hospital money for victory nurse?  I  obey  you  I Mikel Blok.        ..    .. -  CREEK "SCORED" ~  EDITOR THE NEWS. -  "  SIR. I am on my way back  to - Vancouver    after    eighit" :  weeks holiday   with  relations"'  at    the    Creek.   I   like    this  country very much, but I am  shocked at the price of goods  in the  small  stores  here.   Of  course,     I    understand    the  freight  charges must be  considered.   Manly  of  the   groceries are  one third more than  in Vancouver.  For instance,  one pound of honey| is priced  at 75   cents?   the   very   same  brand and weight in Vancouver,   costs   45   events. .Baked  beans here are 20 cents whik  ..they are two for 19 cenfs in  Vancouver. Sugar is six cents  more  per pound than  in the  city.- Bacon is 95    cents    per  pound here while 78 cents in  Vancouver..  All hardware, na^ls, pots  and pans are more than double  the price there.  Now for the ferry!  The people axouhd. here-are  getting up a/petition to Woodwards to have them send a  delivery van here at least once  per week. That will fix the  storekeepers. ,  I hope to be up here again  soon to see this.���������Even now,  many families send to town  for groceries, $120 worth at  a time, and it pays them well.  Pforgot to tell you, all fruit  and vegetables are double  price  at  Roberts  Creek.  R. Thomason.  DR. DENNIS BULLEN  DENTIST  Announces The Opening Of  A Dental Of f ice At  Gibsons  Over "Bal's Har  MONDAYS : 11 am. to 9 p.  : 9 am. to 3 pm.  Following is a verbatim report  on the sPeech made by-tJ.M.  Maclntyre, MLA,. in his answer  to the speech from the throne.  There is little of more import  than what our members have  to say on our behalf. It is seldom thai: a member's speech  is written, as is, but we believe  this is more the fault of the  newspapersthan lack of desjre  on the ��art 0f tfte voters i;o  hear what their representative  has to say.   .  It is with this thought in  mind th&t we print .the following complete text.  Madanie Speaker, the speech  from the throne i*efers to old  age pensions and a. contributory scheme. If it is financially  possible, and ,the Dominion  Government has indicated that  it is, to   pension   all    of  our  people upon their having attained the age o^ 70 years,  without the means test. Then  I say here and now that this  Legislature ��� MUST support  such a scheme.  In consideration of the great  numbers of our people who  are retired at the age of 65  years and Who rare experiencing i$L<? -trying -Umes hefcween  this age and: 69 years of age.  The proposal, as I Understnd  it, is that the domnion government and the provincial government pay ..them a pension,  each government sharing half>  of tlie; cost. And even though  there must be a means test  this also must be done.  GASOLINE CONTROL  ��� Madame speaker, I have  jiist a short statement to make  (Continued on  page 3)  ��&��� waitpoptt&M, cffiltm< m?  k  This advertisement is not published or display*  by the Liquor Control Board or by the Gover  menf of British Columbia.  i.��  I  ;hAssan,S;j  Pender Harbour,  B.C.  Thei  CWd-Established  General Store  SUPPLYINiS PAMILI5S,  FISHERMEN AND  CAMPS  Latest in Novelties and  py ToysAfi.:  .  FISH   BUYERS  HOME GAS STATION  Mechanical  Refrigeration;  Fresh Deliveries on IJahd  ;':';. Always .'������'���.  Steer For  HASSAN'S LANpmC  Midway;South Shore  SEE US FOR ALL YOUR LUMBER NEEDS  BURNS & JACKSON  SAWMILL  Phone 15 M2 . Wilson Creek ital/  MORE ABOUT SPEECH- people, letf,ljfc strfgfe p��f  ���, (Continued frjtfnv page 2) our combjwfpjle��|p��ff.; ap&tabii-^  regardingvthe-gremoval of epnV^i1^^^%|b^ permitting that  i:rcdy^rom wholesale and retail ^vfovlte   a-, snallo^vVj,.empty- and '-:1  ���sale^of; oil /..$.n&. gasoline.  ^V%:.m to: the'-'j|  T ^aW^not;;. particularly- $&:.'-.- .S^e^Knat^d ��� ;4O.O0() 'J persons? kin^l  .t'ere^te^;r;inl,ihe^vko.lesale ievei j^i|- ;p>ov& the''  1  w -iqqi xsr rt~       ���     ���   ��� V-H ��� ^s': IvAbeiie'.ve that competMbn:i'''v'ib'w.i incomey-brackets. ;-.. :    '���������'���'��  |!r;- -1;*?�� ^���..:?eOI,S^:.'"':-f{-   iym take"'we   of \this  level        fed^^Speaker, Honorable. ^  " "="'"'/"�����;'j.as.":"it  evidentlyhas in -all; ^.^Mehi^r^::place  yourselves- in  jl ��� the other Provinces erf Canada,     the frustrated position of these  I'hone PA. 2931-^^:.  ^q^1 what,  I   can   gather^-people who have ;a low fixed-  '���' p    there is.some ^raye^oitb^s jii'0'-v:in-6ome in these da^ys 6t\ih��lat-  fffiir^a^ :rthe\:.:minds;:.6f.^he--ilibusahds of    jpn ^and yoii-too would look to  "retailer^-in foi* sonle corn-  it frojii^^heif'thanksinto  our    passionate legislation. '  autom'bbiies;    ' ���;. ���-���. ���' ''."���/��� "'Madame    Speaker,   I   have  i Thursday  March   15   1951     The Coast News  '���Flowers for All Occasions  i'':P'^PlioNE: GIBSONS 76W*   1  '������ '-'������'"& -     ���   '������' v" ���������  -������  y  Mrs E. Nesfcman "  i'\       IMMEDIATE SERVICE  i-- ?-^.  ^Vancouver :'&&.!  if  If  LE4P,., :y:\  TlIE HARBOUR WITH  .  p'&ry:&QO&.:.:.- , j  .'.' ; phinav'pyp^^py^ ''���'  ' Newv Fresh Siipplie^  A Complete Stock  of kitchen and..  Home Essentials  I understand that years ago, ^^particularly' 'strong; views  re-  when wages were 45 eentg'per"   gardjhg o.u'r* B C. Hospital In-  hour, these garagemen enjoy- suranCe Scheme but I feel that  ed a 5 cent spread, today with it is unfair to rnake^ any erit-  wages jn most cases over $1.00 -  icisinia\', this  time  and until  MURDOCK'S  MAftlN�� SUPPLY  Pender Harbour, B.C.  tC  fcometrist r  GIBSONS  PHbne; Cribsons 91  py-- Office    Hours  9:0Q   a j&'; to 5:00 p.m.  per hour they, are still enjoy-  \ ing; the" same^ 5 cent spread,;  They are.not asking������'���for.!more  but would iike:.(s6me-: assurance  that at ieast this amount will  be guaranteed to them.  1. urge this government; to  \ give this particular point very  -'serious consideration.- .Many a  small garageman will die broke  but it is fnost unlikely that we  shall have to ^conduct a charitable funeral for any oil execu-.,  'five."   ���'��� ' ���'.-������ _,:-:^: ���"������'���  HEALTH AND WELFARE  It is noted, Madame Speaker,.  **n If    the'' speech   from   the,-throne  Cil 4    also .statesj provisions for the  Health  and  Welfare   Services  of the Province will be asked,  social'^assistance  w|il  be   re-  yie\ved i and  financial  aspects  of   the    Hospital    Insurance^  'we.-are told what the government-policy is to be, therefore  ,J.- iresjerve my remarks until  later on in this session.  HOSPITAL ^EXEMPTIONS  There;is a greatmovement'  throughout ���> the,: length and  breadth of this province,  sponsored by the Canadian  Legion,. and strongly supported by innumerable other organizations. They . are seeking  exemption from hospital premiums for. r.: many"*." different  classes and groups .such as:  . Wives of veterans allowance  recipients.  ^Recipients of ^widows allow-.  anees.. , ,: /Vv^H ���'  , R|e)ctplehts of dependent  parents pensions ..under t he  Cariadian-Pensions Act.  RQ..,retired, teachers,.;;  And many - Others -in. the low  Evenings by Appointment 1|   Sei"yice.:;,wiU:- also  be^rJSyised^  Every: day except Thurs. g \ ��� \ This ex#pt' frdm fhe throne f;>viriCome7 jackets;  Why go,'tb Vancouver for 1 \ spfe'ecn  will  prnobjjibly^^oe:uthe^;';;   During the past  two years  Optical Service? *    most hea*rtening" statement to    to my knowledge all members  U    the larges single group of our/^ of  this 'legislature  have  been  \  i? VY  *���*  DANCE  Every Saturday Night  SECHELT  Legionaires Orchestra  You'll enjoy ihe mature per-  Cection for which this famous  Canadian Rye Whisky has  traditionally been noted ... a  perfection recognized by the  people of B.C. who appre-j  ciate the full-Bodied flav  our and mellow richness  of JB.C. Double Distilled.  IHE  BRITISH   COLUMBIA DISTILLERY  CO.   LTD.  NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C.  s adyertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor  ontrol Board or by the Government of British Columbia.  repeatedly  petitioned  on-be-,  -    half .of these Various groups.  The   provincial   government  has indicated that in* the cases \  of the veteran pensioners and ';.  'their \vidows. ,and   other  de~  jpehderifs it is the sole respond  visibility of,:0e:-dominori govern-  ^meht. "When  I  Contacted re-'  pre^enta^iv;e��  6^  the, federal  ;r  gbv^rnment^ Ivwas; told������''���'"that,  jasV'biily -two  of the  provinces  in Canada haye, suCli aV scheme  \  it eould>:nof fee; considered for  ;    the . Reason  that the dominion  gpyernmeiit ^could not" justify  this  exp'eridiure  to  the  other  eight    provinces   in    Canada.  There  is merit, in  both arguments,  madame  speaker-  but  while this game of buck pass-   -  ..-ing gtfes on'these unfortunate  citizens   of   British   Columbia,  are the pawns in a game they  do not understand; ��� And they '  rightfidly-"look   to   this  legislature to be of good cohcience  and show some signs of human  understanding.  '  Thie   great   cry .^s, ; that  we  have  not  sufficient  funds  to  meet   all   of   these   demands  upon the public purse. This I  firmly believe to be true and  by the .greatest stretch of the  imagination I cannot be classed  as* 'a ifinancjal   expert  but  I  wish to place before the mem-  i^rs   of  tbi^ :Ierf^lature that  they must all be familier with.  ,.y,On. Decembjer-5, 1950,  like  '..all'of the honorable members  I received a press notice from  thp.  nremior's  office,  entitled :  BRITISH COLUMBIANS  ��� OEErCIAL   BRIEF TO   THE  DOMINION -> -PRO^NCIAL  FISCAL CONFERENCE. '    ;;  HOSPITAL BOOST  .���.-��� -��� ������" -���*���-.������    ������������  ���  A "review  of  the  provincial  governinent's^.^eneral position  shows^that' the  obvious  debt  of the British  Columbia Hospital  Scheme must be met by/.  increased   cQntr.ibait.'ion'S ��� froni^rv' '���  ,the pitb^c^a's the consolidated -v*  revenue cannot carry it.  ;yEaeh year in this house we  hear complaints from the rural  aiieas     regarding     increased  school taxation, but there is no  visible means of relieving this  vituatioii and at the same .time  (continued on page 6) -  .  usiness an  dPi  roressiona  Please Clip This Directory Out and Hang By Your Phone  / S*or, Reference  BEER BOTTLES  PLUMBING  Will call and buy for ; cash,,  beer bottles, scrap metal, etc.  Calls made at. intervals from  Hopkins   to   Irvines   Landing  R. H., Strbshen  Wilson  Creek  Plumbing and Electrical  Supplies,   Fixtures,.   :;  Service  Sechelt Building  Suppies  F.borte   60  I  CAMERA SERVICE  PLUMBING and HEATING  Free Camera Service  Buying-   a   better  camera   or  other   photo   equipment? -  Your   professional   photo- -;���  graphcr   will   gladly* ad- -;\  vise  you.  Call,   phone  or   ^  visit    C.    G.    JBallentirie,    |  Bal's  Block,   Gibsons  Res.   Phone   Granthams   79Wi  ELECTRICAL WORK  Sunset Hardware  ���_GIBSONS  Registered     Plumberst,  ,., PLUMBING  Sale's   and   Contractig  Reliable Electrical Repairs  Appliances, \ Fixtures,   Radios  '  WashingMacliines  Everything   Electrical  Gibsons Electric  ,������' ��� Phone   45 ���  Plumbing,   Heating. ,and  Suppiiesr   v ������"'"  Jack Marshall  Gibsons B.C.  Pfto&e <GribiJi,ons 104 or 33  REAL ESTATE  '*i  FLbRIST  John Coleridge  Agencies u;:,.:: .���:?���''���  Gibsons   and   District's   Only  Full Time Real. Estate. ,>j.  ^v/- ���  phone Gibsons 37-_���,.-,-���-������������ ���  ./ Flowers   for   all   occasions./  ���rai-We;.- are. agents.'for   large  Vancouver florists  Fast   service   for .'weddings  and   funerals  ...  ��:   v Jack Mayne  Phone' Sechelt   24     or   write  P.O.   Box   28  TYPEWRITERS  Typewriter   Sales ..and   ^ V|  ._,.;    .��� Service ,V   -\    "?*  . Age^ntv for   Remihgtoti  For   Fast.     Accurate   Service  -      See y  ,   Colin Wingrave 'y  I  ���f   ''' Gibsoii.  b:jC.   ���   '^y :'  H.  TAXI  GENERAL HAULING  \  Gravel,     Lumber,     Contract  Hauling  GARBAGE   DISPOSAL, -  .\ ;, y   :   -SERVICE v.   V-:'     's  Weekly -or    Monthly    rates  Freight   and   Express  Delivery  - UNION   STEAMSHIPS    \  '      Sechelt,  Phone 22 .  T '���-.  ^,  Peninstslik^  Oghs  24-Hour  Service:  2   Phones   --   2   Cabs  WILSON   CREEK   and  .SELMA   PARK  Phone Sechelt 66  GIFT STORE  Taxi.Sir ?  call  BILL HUNTER  Sechelt   48  Headquarters   for  Wool,  Notions,   Cards,   Toys,  Miscellaneous Gifts  Gibsons 5-10-15 Store  Left of Post Office  Gibsons, B:C.  TRANSFERS-TRUCKS  MACHINISTS  Hansen Transfer  GENERAL   CARTAGE  Phone   Sechelt  28  Sechelt,  B.C.  WANTED  Hills Machine Shop  Mobilized "Welding  Welding   anywh.ere   -anytime  Expert'' Tradesmen  Precision  Machinists  Phone 54 > Res.  58  HARDWARE  KNOWLES  SERVICE  HARDWARE  Phone 33 .... Gibsons B.C,  Builder's Hardware  Paint.  Plumbing  Appliances  Complete   Installation  Maintenance   Service  DELIVERIES  TO  ALL  POINTS  :��� I  WANTED  Shake Blanks,  Shakes,  Shingle   Bolts   number   1  Cedar   Logs   Delivered  or as is  Write or Phone  7.L Halfmoon Bay. Sechelt 22  Steve  Terepocki.  OFFICE WORK  Bookeeping Typing  Shorthand  Two Classes per Week.  $12.50  per   month  Applv   Mrs  C.   Matywood  " Phone   WC   5C  Mrs J. Renton  Phone   WC.   83M 4  The Coast News    Thursday *March  15 1951  rsfgssss^g!?^  mm  SH^iBS^S  some or these days. The truiek  could be used in this very nec-  UPPLJE  ....'.. Phone - S3 ,:.::;i0>.. .���'>,������������  Big Stock Fast Service  SEE US FQ&,   *  ALL TOUR BUILDING NEEDS  : m  1  I  GIBSONS. In spite"of a protesting delegation and the but  and out opposition of its chairman plus a petitionbeing^cumulated in opposition to the move, this village's1 "'-commission' will  buy a three ton truck, complete|with dump body.  Decision to stand pat was 1  made by village fathers"at one;*,  of the stormiest meetings in %  thehistory of Gibsons. ' ���   %  A three person delegation;;  consisting of Eric Inglis, N.R. "  Commission Chairman Mr|iE  ^e^n^njhasj^^e^against j||ie  ��� ���*���l&&f&i\b\{ift���,������ ,V-&\'7-S&'��Z. '���&���  ^e>olutioifc -p  s^S^iiies^^^^S^si-'i^s^^K^^jimij^S  s  1  i  1  Sea   Bus   Lines   Ltd  Operating M.V. Machigonne  extra Easter trips  In addition to regularly scheduled trips, extra trips will  be operating on Thursday, March 22 & Monday March 26  Connecting buses will meet at both ends.  Lv GIBSONS  7 p.m.  LvH.S.BAy  8. 15 p.m.  George D. Frith Manager,r��  ������:m.}l'..:7.  ���w  We Have  ���i.f>.i  MelubMrii ;and\ A-E^rIiitch;ey,  protesting the ." silly'' truck  buying received short shift  when Commissioner Harley  Anderson moved that discus- :  sion on the touchy subject ���  cease.  Mr McKibbin, "I attended  as a ratepayer who knows  something about trucks" -left  the meeting by denouncing the  move as "a flagrant misuse  of public funds,' '���'    ..    ..,. ^  Ritchey and Inglis pointed  out that they had trucks which  could be made available to the  village at less cost than buy-,  ing, servicing and using a new  vehicle.- ..'..   Z  I  had  previously been   in- Z  timated that the village could;  not,   when  it   wianted,   get   a Z  truck to do its road work and *i  genreral servicing. Z  A   Petition   is   now   being Z.  ctircula\ted  among   ratepayers!':  requesting    sighatuVes^f ;wnich^;  would disaprove of the truck  buying.  " Commisioners now have  their backs up'', said Commissioner Robert. Macnicol in an  interview following the meet- j  ing. "They have thought this  thing out and believe buying  the truck is the best thing for  the village". ;<^    s  Commissioner  Harley  Ajnd- "  person, also after the meeting,  Announced   '-'I- am   going   to  bring upv the garbage .disposal y  ER NOMEL^IES  WE HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF EASTER GOODIES  TR* OUR OW& tfEA^ -*r  A good tea in Cello bags  CHAMPION DOG FOOD  ��forv  ,    EPICURE AND EARLY ROSE  WE HAVE THEM NOW ON HAND.  HALF PRICE ON SHOTGUN B.B. SHELLS ,,.'  A NEW SHIPMENT OF THE FAMOUS PEEK FREAN  BISCUITS HAVE JUST ARRIVED.  UNION GENERAL^PORE  Phone Sechelt 18  i't-  We still have economical transportation to sell. See our  listings of used cars which have been checked and will  provide much service for a long time^'come;  WE ARE IN TffiB MARKET TO BARGAIN  BomeiIn^niS mAke us offers  :   ' ���      ' ''' ���'   ��� ... ;^'  ... 1 ���' ���   ..���':���'���   . ���-'.���   \-  WE ARE ALWAYS READY TTO DEAL  g.     ,     : ������ /    ,_ .p���   yr :���;������-������. y'z^'-p'--'' -������^-:-  ������  Chuck's Motors & Welding Works :  Phone Sechelt 54W  scP^-*-*^.  :tfi\  eft.  ma  ^s^ *%*  ~-   ...��.--A .  XfOStS ��� ��� ��� ���  :iaiSipfHMi  ....,:;: ��� ������". pyyszy��^wyzy$y^PMypyxzPf$v  ���1948 crosi^*!^^  PiMA^  ���  "���    '���������''     - ������    '' '  -���,    i  - '' "-���;������',-'--- '���������"��� ������' -   ������ '������������, ,,,   ''-j ���-, _  l^SFoi^H^^^ $?25.  1940 Chevrolet Panel,new motor, good rubber<:������"- $335/  1949 Ford Half Ton ' $1250.  1949 MercuryvHalf Ton $1450  Model "A" Light Truck $150.  ler  ���'i.-'.}:-'.  No. 1 WilsonCreek  ���'��>}���'���:%,��.:S  iXrX  No. 2 Sechelt  ���'?M     :P~:   y^-'  No^i^ih^^ri^^ ���'.'���:. ���^���-���-iV.  ^���v^V/^-^-Vi^  '^.^���-jr^VM-ti^'-f-y-fj-y  ens  WE HAVE A COMPLETE LINE OF THE  FAMOUS BRAND NAME, WATERPROOF CLOTHING  WHICH WILL GUARANTEE YOUR HEALTH THIS  SPRING. r,-i.v':_r ,.^..;"      ��� .-''���������".". ,���-.''''        ";        _      /  Dryback  Pants  Coats  Hats  -   Leafcfier Jackets  Rubtier  Goats-Pants  J^ /fe; .Answer  ELECTRONICALLY .WELDED,   COMPLETE   WITH  PARKA HATS, LIGHT AND EASILY  PACKED  IN  YOUR POCKET, 100 PERCENT WATERPROOF.  THIS   IS   THE .ANSWER .TO.YOUR .WEATHER  PROBLEMS.  MORE ABOUT PETITION  Z  (Continued From Page 1)  vihours? of truck and driver operation, or  a  total  of seven  weeks work.  4,Z While the$5  is  a large  surplus {in  'Vpiage -funds  at'  this time, there is nb" long term  assurance  that  the  source  of  this surplus will not dry up.  For  example,  rising  hospital  insurance costs could result in  all or part of the present municipal share of the S.S. and M.  A. tax monies being withheld.  THIS ALONE SHOULD DICTATE PRUDENCE  IN  THE  SPENDING OF ANY PRESENT SURPLUS.  5. .Threfore, until fadts and  figures justifying purchase of  such equipment, and operating  and maintaining it are made  public, we demand that such  misuse of Village, funds be  immediately stopped.  Amateurs  GIBSONS. Amateur Night  has beeen advanced one night  to Friday from the previously  slated Saturday, March 24.  Rehearsal will remain on  Wednesday night as previously  announced.  Venue for the main, Friday  show will be the School Hall  instead of Bal's Hall as was  first indicated.  Thursday March  15  1951    The Coast News  one  V  w  b  MM  0kA  m   a  r  u.  MMi  M*M  k   ��  %  m Mi  P#  ���   M.  I  "i  w  ���/���}:M:'-:  ���:. H1  An- English immigrant^ lad, hiring out as  water-boy to a railway constructing gang.  A laborer next, then a foreman, then a small-  s^l^su^-contractor, and finally. con tracts^ on  ���his hwa�� Demonstrating^ability that bi��  more and more backing and larger contracts.  Finally the head of half a dozen great enterprises, a leader in the industrial revolution  that has tripled the standard of living of the  Canadian wage-earner in ^years* At his death  ���widely honored, '"a man ofe great power aiid  influence.  ' "���"���  Unusual? Yes, iri] a d��^g|he%, though--y  in essence a career that ciah l>e duplicated in the ranks of thousands of  Canada's leading business and professional  men.   In^ lesser o'egree it   r  can be duplicated* in hundreds of     ;  '." thousands of instances. *  Why tell it hjew$?localise it illustrates one fact  b/ghly importiairtpito every young rinuij and  ^��ry father and mother'.-of a young man', in  the Dominion. This is our opportunity-��ystem.  The way is still open to every man to clinib as  fast and as far as he wants to go, if he has ^the  native ability and the ambition and the will  to work.  There is room at the top, in our .  sys tem of free enterprise. There is not  ���PAP% a*single large corporation in Canada  i. /that is not scanning the ranks of its  younger men every, day looking; for  the men with the drive and ambition  and ability to c^pe with its?,pr^l<|^s.  With our expanding econoj^r^ip��  never is enough':itf<yMa^>r-\yp-:-Z  :p��v*�� the young, and the parental of ^|e "young,  It^is a mighty good system to clin^t^  ���j ��� - * "~aiii---''*-'������'������'���'���'. ���"���"*���' ������- ��������������q-^., :vi.-.'  PP^WP:#&ffiWtttt*ATlQH  OF f BADE & i!ilI**SIBY  fPZ'jP-^ 'c"-i-~: ^P?yP; - :./':'!':-;--.'  \?m.  ���  ���  ���  ���  i  The Coast News  4 LA J SIFI El  ADVERTISING  3  Lines (15 words) for 35c 3  Insertions  (same  ad)  75c  Extra  words,  above   15-word   min.   2c   each   ���   Cash   with  order  Notices,   .Engagements,   Marriages,   I>eaths,   etc..   75c   insertion  LITTLE ADS . . . BIG RESULTS  NEW SERVICE  PIPE THREADING, glass  cutting, reasonable rates ' ef  ficient workmanship. Union  Store Sechelt Phone 18.   ..tin  FOR SALE at Granthams  Landing, Three room furnished  cottage $1500.00 Apply W.  Gibb. '  61  LISTINGS WANTED.  JOHN COLERIDGE Agencies  real estate licenced and bonded agents (Connection with  H.A. Roberts Ltd.) Listings  required, attractive to retired  couples: Contact our office or  Coast News Office,  *y  W HAT IS SACA - PELO ?  :       Saca ~ Pelo is the most re-  it  markable  scientific  discovery  ;., of the age, which will perma-  ;   nen|ly. klll^ the   roots ...,.of:> all  superfluousi hair. Saca - pelo  contains no drug or chemical,  and can be applied easily in  the privacy of your own home  or in    -..  LOR-BEER LABORATORIES  679 Granville St. Vancouver,  B.C.  2 DONKEYS, 9X10 ,withqut  boilers; 1 donkey-raft, >l 80  h.p^ truck engine, 1 i.0 toil rear  end, 3 car engines, 2 with 8  cylinders and 1 with 6 cylinders, 2 car rear ends, 5 new  tires i$ tubes.; 17X600. Apply  Charles / Sundquist,  Kleindale.  ��� RAW FURS ~  ��� SQUIRREL WEASEL  ��� MARTEN ^-MUSKRAT  ���I       ALL   British   Columbia    furs  i   ���       NOW     bringing     HIGHEST  ��� Prices of the season. Get ALL  your Furs in NOW - don't risk  a drop in Prices, which could  quickly and^ easily occur. We  still have unfilled Orders,  which until completed enable  us to offer the HIGHEST  Prices available anywhere. For  Top/grades AS HIGH AS:  $1.00 for SQUIRREL; WEASEL $5.00; MUSKRAT $4.50;  MARTEN $i00.00f BEAVER  and OTTER $50.00; FISHER  $175.00; MINK. (Wild) $60.00.  New Complete Mid- Winter  Special Price List now available, FREE on application.  Don't miss getting these fabulously HIGH Prices ��� we can  not guarantee them for long.  Try "SHUBERT" and see  howiMUCH MORE you'll get,  thai]t by selling locally or elsewhere. Ship to our Receiving  Office at VANCOUVER,..  operated for your convenience,  'hutf Hon*t delay���"... ^hip every  skiij you have IMMEDIATELY - TODAY! Dept. 196,  A J. SHUBERT CO.,  V WINNIPEG.  Ship to VANCOUVER.  WE   HAVE    bushwood    and  coal. Union Steamships.  Phone 22.  REAL ESTATE listings wanted.  ..Gibsons  ..to  ..Pender  Harbour. H.B. Gordon Box 11  Sechelt Phone Sechelt 31Q.  Tfn  FOR SALE: ~  4 h.p. Eas'-rhope, complete  with clutch and reverse gear.  Good condition. 20 foot boat,  propellor and shaft suitable  for above engine. What Offers f  Apply Bill Raven. Redroofs,  Halfmoon Bav.  APPLES 75^ to $1.50 per  box cooking and eating Kings  Mrs F. Borgenstrom 60  MARCONI battery radio like  new,  $40.00    also  one    small  battery  radio  $12.00.  fttrs  Borgenstrom 60  BALED local mixed hay, $34  per ton f.Oib, Gibsons. Union  Steamships,  Sechelt    22 221tf  SHRIMP    trawl    net    and  runners complete, $60.00.  Apply R. Hunter. Gibsons  Phone 58W. 61  SUPER TWIN power saw,  almost new, sacrifice for cash,  $350.00. Box 452 Sechelt.      61  HEAVY  Packard   sedan,..  make  . fine    service    ear    or  crummy.  Excellent  condition  and   new   tres.  Delivered  at  Gibsons- $400.00.   Contact  Nanaimo  Towing  Coy.   Ltd,  Nanaimo  BiC.    "''  * 60  JERSEY Milk Cow and  seven months heifer. W.D.  Brown, North Road. 61  QUAKER Oil range, as new.  This range has only been  slightly used" It is probably the  best range buy of the year.  $185. Gibsons Electric phone 45  V;WE HAVE a wide range of  battery radios from $10 to $50.  See   them   on   display   at  our  store.  We accept trade ins.  Gibsons   Electric   phone   45  FOR RENT  NEWLY decorated three  room house, modern plumbing.  Available March 15. Apply  Walter  Emerson.   Gibsons.  60  FURNISHED    Two    room  self  contained  suite,   private  bathroom.   Available  April   1 g  Apply  Walter  Emerson,  Gibsons. 62  WANTED  ' ^FATHER and daughter (12)  wish to find immediately lodgings  in  a   congenial , home,  (farm  home  preferred),  close  to the Village. Will pay $80.00  per month  for Board,  Rooms  a��od  Laundry.   Give  distance  from Gibsons from your home,  any  other neecessary data  hi  first letter.  Mr X The Coast  News. . The Coast News   .Thursday  March   15   1951  E'TW E EN  when- I started. Believe me,  anyone who has ever worked  in the bush has nothing but  respect for the ''timber beast"  when the last triangle is  wrung.  When I mentioned loggers  playing badminton, I thought,  and still do that that was a far  cry from the popular concep-  otfier. salesmen a chance to sell  cars, here. Popular Mickey has  hung up quite a record selling  in the area.    ..',..  MORE ABOUT SPEECH  (Continued from page 3)  maintaining the present standard of education.  The public is demanding in,^. J  creased social assisfan^'^)i[h1i'\��|  othefc^e'lfare^ineasuresu^'  By  BILL SUTHERLAND  Editor, The Coast News  I  ���  #��  .* HANGING JOHNNY  .. .'They, call me Hanging Johnny,  'Away^uoh;  JZhey call me Hanging Johnny,  So hang, boys, hang !  For ..over a century Lambjs ��� Navy  has been;the call of those who know  . good-TumV.. Smooth and meilow it  ' ..is matured,:rblended and bottled in  Britain-dfi'theifikest Dcmerara Rums.  ^1  I  ,- .'-.Xfe3^crtl*��ment,s not published or  j, displajcd bj *h^ Liquor Control Board or  pxksz Government of Bnush Columbia  t  :i?Xn Old S(a Shan.iv   ^  ;%*  reshFi&hl  DEBBIE REYNOLDS passes up  ,the fish market When Friday  comes around and hies herself  jto the Fisherman's ^harf to  catch her supper. Debbie re- .Sf/  eently completed filming l~  M-G-M's "Mr. Imperium" v/ith.  [Lcna  Turner and Ezio Pinza,  lion of a logger's, pastime.^^ri^J��f^^��fmmmentt wereHo:  In, m^day 'in;the-���>3��^^  ]?^SS��SiP^:^^^'il^k    vate   members |^or    highway; ,  construction    ai|ne.v;:this  -bill |  would  ptn 4ntd|^huBdreds^0f ;;  -^p^W" w|th fatf&Z e^jgry  spring  filpat/^itBi   aicohq&  I  still thinljJ^a^Simtofi' is a fax  w  .><���>  I A LADY in Sechelt takes  exception to something 1 said"  in. a recent column about loggers playing badminton. She  thinks I insulted loggers generally and her husband particularly.  I should use the lady's name  but I won't because I don't  quite believe she fully under-.  stood what I was drivfiig ..at.  Maybe I didn't, myself. I spent  many years in the woods as  "faTler,. swamper, skinner and  even   did   a   little   flunkying  miUfenfi'ioJi dollars,  vii^ddrtion to M Q&this-'-the  cry from that.     v..\{./    ..  Sure, letvt^e^|agge.r�� play-  ,mintoni*   tfiey  'are ...probably  good  at  it. 1?^i4n|pnv?well    qo^ a&& these eo&s  played, is a job'for strmippej^ ��^e torise as ion|  sons. But,please^Secheltliady,    flatiouarv trend pr|  do:h\fc ��� spring to, P&mdefense  *���-  IPS*  ���-���<-��� C1.  ONE NYLON FISHING NET WITH LINE -  Tenders mustvhein "wrirang and will be received.  )j$8$& .undersigned--.on or before ipiQon;':th:%^31^  ^da# x>fMarch, 19^^rp?:pf-PP.. PpPZ.P. ,  xThetfowes&or any lender not necess^il^iacceprrr ^ \  ted^Tetmslbash. Net how in'$harge;'o&'^^&anv p -���  ,:CJamerdn, Render H^bo^ur; B;t/;    ���    ��� *v  '.?���*"'-.,.';.....:'?.  ''$   . J.P. Scarlett,    ..-,. ,:.r  ���'��� *''*'iPp.s   \ Official Afc$$nWato&Wk  > -^PPi*   .\P Boxm$PPPP^-   '****''  T"PP'" ��� ��� :tJ ���.   % Powelli^fver, B.C.   ...,. v/-?.:; u  \* v  '���^���y^-Sy.  ~*iK  provincial    government-   iimst  continue   to   meel| it.'s .^)th%r  e inflationary trend pr^vaiM. \-^  *    -     *   ' j   *������ir'-w    a-y*    TAXED TO UMlft    ������'���:^f'PP-  of your woodsmanihusbanoi-ln ,    .    ...: v.,^-.^?-  X,';V-;  the first place-he needs none,^,.fe^^>^:;ftat the W��yV-  in the second, it issWaMe&^'P^y^mS.   alone   cannot  me^i'm^n^'sC^ these   demands.   British  sHouMI-pitJk-'onloggers? And    Columbia is already, taxing its u  in'the third pace, I like ^the <fc#*?ens to the limit j of; their y  men who earn;,..their iMiifin    capacity to pay and jthe..pnjy.r...  the woods remaining; source of ihcorii.e is ���������  I see Maurice Hemstreet an tk% re^ikl pceived fjont 'the.^Zp+~ 'ZfMj  working^fi5r^ the {Sechelt;3uil-...^ominioii government \for .the; - -::;. ; }T/QJ:  ding ijuppliesV Mauriee is that" income ..*??�� ;^rPorat^n'ta* "Pf '" :/f \\  easy-smiling; tall young,man--and:*ucce^otfvduties collected PZZ# M,  who finds nothing is tod ntuch ,.hy, that. government rn this , ,.^e -^  trouble  :-    '''*���������  ������������'������'   '���'   i-^V* "���������  province;; - - ��� ���.: ' ���   '���: ��������� ���..  That'niiist1 have been quite -    Madaine.^peakei^-tne iollowr>  a caravan returning from the-   in��  information  and  figures*  C.Y.O. meeting 'in Sechelt right.    l h^Ve. gathered from^O siitn--  mary of business activity in  B.C. published by the 'department  of  trade  and^ industry^;-  '-.I'/;  ;. v  actttf&ii  /  ���;Mi  Eat  whole  wheat. Here  it is in its  most   delicious   form, .  ;......  thin wafers.  WHOLE WHEAT CRISPBREAD  IS LOW IN CALORIES  ��������-  in the middle o>f the snow  storm. It took a certain young",  Irish, Catholic, Priest ...driving  a 1950, grey PorH sedaii"; until  five- sin thei imorhijig^.1to: get"  home after he ,;had' speht half  'bureau qf���?��� economic^; and ��� stat-^  istic"s, here;jim-these' 'hiiil^lings';  atid''fr.oto'^rthespres^ release, that  theiiigh^ylngTtbgS'up 'hiiS   ^hrentipne|a few minutes ago j.<:;  in the  snow and driving drifts. In 1940 secondary  industry  What some of these fellows    in B-C- produced $311 millions  won't do to help kids.  A pedigreed goat is arriving  yery sooii from Nanaimo "according to Ernie Pearson. A^hy  he wanted that in, I don't  ; know, but there it is. Ifle says  the beastie belongs to A, 'Wicc.  so there. , "  Mickey Coe, tore some ligaments in his back and is just  about tied to the house.  . ,That will  give some of the  in   1950  wfth; 3900  m|anufac-  turing units iri operation this ���  figure  had  increased (to   one  billion   one, hundred   million  dollars.' The tour basic industries in B,Cj for 1950 produced  estimated  $733  millions.  Bro~,  ken down asr follows.:  Forestry $400 millions.  Agriculture $131 millions  Fishing $63 millions.   .  (Continued on page 7)  p.'.recommenced on so many j  diets. Good by itself.. .good f  withany.vspread ;���. ;,,eat itifor'  your daily bread.  :-f?  25*  8 Oz. Radivt  ...j..  .&���.  t4  ���s  ,1.|V  t :?���������  tf|V����� is needed to support Red Cross  services for Disaster, Veterans,. Free .  Blood Transfusions, Outpost Hospitals  .  and Civil Defence Training.  To countless victims of acci-    ���.  ���dent on the hkhways,: in the '.���Z-.  j fifeldiandfac��orie��,your.giftto ."..,,'  ^supTpor't. the rRed Cross -Free "'������*:  Blood^Transfusion Service is  the gift of life itself.. For many  Canadian hospitals depend on   '"','  ' '������    -'  .    .:  "'.   .<..:!'��������� '-������*-:'- ���..-": ���- '  the Red Crogs 'for,: their supply. ."��� ���*  of^wonder-wbr.king pji|isnia.''.'  _   ���.  .-.������-i.     ���"��������� ���.  .  ;?    -.���--.'.-.-��� -���.:������-v  TOdoy, too, civil defence plans ;/: ;  in towns, and cities eoast.to ZZZ  coast give new emphasis to -theP *&  vital need for ample reseryes'of;:'  blood plasma.. Give generoitslyZy  . the life you help to save  tomorrow'may.be your own! ���-  .  i. \iz ;..   .-'_ . ,-....    -..���:���;  ....   .-  CANADIAN   RED   CROSS  610.VC  7 OCAT, HEADQUARTERS^  BANK OP MONTREAL-Phone 77  v  .^i- BISCUITS  ���  NATIONAL BISCUIT;  AND CONFECTION Co.  1706 W.; First  Phone CE.9121  Vancouver, B.G.  MORE ABOUT SPEECH  (Continued from, page  6)  Mining  $139^ millions.  The  five  year  Dominion-  Provincial  agreement  entered  into  in  1947  will  expire  in  1952.  On examination of this excellent  brief  a large  number  same time put a few financial  props under the shaky house  of Provincial Hospital Insurance.  Madame Speaker, I have  taken a good deal of the time  of this legislature to bring  forth my views on some of the  problems that effect the Pro-  Thursday March  15  1951    The Coast News  of .'very    interesting    figures    vince of British Columbia, may  LONGLEY ELECTRIC  Co. Ltd  INDUSTRIAL  INSTALLATION  we specialize  COMPLETELY  .  EQUIPPED  MACHINE  SHOP  1319 Seymour  Vancouver, B.C.../  ,  Phone TA. 224.-2���3  come to light, some of which  I,.shall quote at this time.''"J  Estimated provincial income  for 1947-48.. .,$77.6 millions.  Received from dominion  government under rental agreement;. .. .$23.2 millions Or,  30 percent.  "Estimated provincial income  for 1950 - 51.: $105.8 millions.  Received ;trom dominion government   uhdfcr  rental   agreement.. ..$28.6  millions  or  27  percent.  INCREASED REVENUE  Therefore I deduct from  these figures that during this  three year period our general  revenue increased by over 36  percent. ,  . ���Whereas the dominion grant  during the same period increased ,by only 23 percent. / .  Madame Speaker, with your  permission -1 will now quote  from page 4 of this brief, "if  there had been no tax agree-  ment and if the tax rates prevailing prior to the withdrawal from the fields of eorpora-  I how be permitted to spend a  few minutes on the great and  important riding of MacKenzie.  I have noted with considerable interest the remarks from  some of the honorable members  from the metropolitan centre  ofv Vancouver, regarding the  great contributions their city  makes to the purses of the  dominion and provincial government. ;May I be permitted  to make the following observation? "If it were not for the  36 other ridings your great  city would not have the wherewithal to pay any taxes.  I  bring  you   two  items   of  great  interest  to B.C.  and of  particular interest to MacKenzie riding.  PORT MELLON.  The re-opening of the pulp  mill at Port. Mellon on Ilowe  Sound. As- long time residents  df this. province the honourable members will Irecall that  during;.the -past'quarter "of a  ,'t has  been  old sawmill ^.nd wood chipping plant are to- be demolished and this will become a  forest waste miljl u*ing the  waste in the form of chips  from their plant at Marpole.  NO COMPANY TOWN  This Company does not wish  to operate a closed company  town. They inform me that it  is their earnest desire to see  the peninsula highway continued from Hopkins Landing to  their existing t!pwns|te. This  would permit the. employment  of personnel from the Sechelt  Peninsula, and they in. turn  could commute by automobile  from their respective homes to  work and back.  I raised the point of length  of operation and was told that  we can .see ahead for at least  50 years that we shall have  sufficient wood supplies, and  as we are using mill wa?( e  material our cost should keep  us in the. eompetetive markets  of the world. They have also  assured me of their desire to  purchase timber locally : from  the small land ' holders. To  make this feasible, the road is  (Continued  on  page  8)  7  MARPOLE  TOWING Co. Ltd,  1001 Main St.  Vancouver, B.C.  MA 7331  WELDING  AND METAL  TRADES  SUPPLIES Ltd  Write for further  information  1530 Hastings St. East  Vancouver, B.C.  Phone HA 0065  .  ...... century.-this ���plah't has  'tipn taxation, the personal mM opened ;:ahd closed many times  The' Canadian  Forests Pro  ���.\  ^4.  A. tJMPSON & C*  I   I:-.  MY  \l \  Nf ".���' ''Boiler" Cb^buhcfc p^  Descaling <Mate^ials  , Detergents       . 'H  ay. : '  Write iufe for further in^  i-.<i  come tax:and succession duties../  had  been,  retained; that  the  province would have collected  more  than  $41  millions  from  these   sourcesv.;in   the   f iseal  year 1949,.- 1950; as compared,-.  . ��� with'v'ffiev;; corresponding rental  .; ���payhieht of $24.5' millions for .  "that year'V^piy: rv,',^^;^-)'VA  JpJO MUCH; ^IPfERENCE  duets have now purchased the  controlling interest in this  plant. and ' dt the present titrie  have, . contractors5 ��� at - the site  and hope to" have it m produc-?  tipn by,t.he 1 of. May this year 5  '   : lvh'ave' h.acL aniinterview with:.  ��� ��� thev'ekecutive <vice-president of |  the Canadian Forest 'Products \  ^���Thus ;f6r; tne year 1949- ..,and he Cells'me tha>itMis theirii  V.5.0 there is^acons^rable^aif- ; intention^ spend $10 millions'!  ;iereMefcih .the; amounts .collects '���  0^ tiie;plant to'oring- it up to V*  Vi  formation  1i-   t  1121 S.WU Marine Drive  '.'.v.   . r.."'.  \S ''��� ���'.'-.���:      ���  ��� Vancpiiyerv\fe.C.-    .  ^p|o^;��EE|-6772  v.; uliaer^ifhes^^sting agreement.;.  The :dif^i^nc;e^i^ ^16J5^^illions  oi^-dolia||!;;^v ^!!flI 1:: P'M'r-Pp.:  This agreement expires next  year, surely we are entitled tp.  ,V.-i.  Sechelt-Jervis Towing Company  Yoiir Local Complete Marine TOWING SERVICE  ��� ���AGENTS:��� " ������������'���������" ' .  ', Pender Harbour:  Bill*' Donley���Phone:   Sechelt   11S2  :v(xihsons,  Reg.  Godfrey���Phone:  Granthams  56  ^Naiiaimo: Phone 555���Night: 1497 Or 305  ���^aneoirver���  Phone PAcific  4558;  Night; KErr.   6352  Phone Us Collect for Quotations  '���Tractor Transport No. 1" ���: especially equipped for  ���������hatilirig^. oats, .trucks and.logging equipment^ by sea  Log Towing Scow Towing '[        ...; Pile'Driving  : Dredging ': Wharf and Float Construction  Breakwater Construction Marine Salvage  ��� .'_,..:P-;"y.'��� :'     Salvage Pumps     .., ;tn-:''  ���*;*. ipi'i^' ���   ;;. ';"*, ,^.:��� ���������'';'���Pi.iy : i"' ���-  r  *  - a  f avpu)i>ible .,.revMoa ^^pte.*.'  iV..this-:iagreement'v- may oe exteh--i,s,  7ide&yp'zip*;^ y:.^tP*:* ^"���i---'������""  ;i'"'"Classing ^.tfh^elf sAwjth   the;',  ayer^^e;V.Br^s.$':^0^umb%ai[,'w'T  ���"''"bYelieve  thiat' ���mi^tecaa'^eMgC''''-'.  man,::willlvfeel^tKatjit is reason-,  "v^able\toideiduet %ipm-.this inform. ,  n^a^ibn i>ttfat Here lis; a^ sptirce;ofcp  j [income |w|gLchi .woulct go^a; Jong-; /|  ,s way"^towards ��� Garrjafg'i:fpy ^our p  h people.^in\-vthe^^l,p^ ��^n'qp;jpi^.}"I  -o-^brackets^whb' are-Cmakihg'Jii^tiZm  :;W  u're  no  nds*; njpbn ruiis^%ntj , at * the  hSS'^  "p;.frH  J longed  benin  -.$8 ball"  A star performer in anjr       '*  gathering . . . Captain Morgan is Canada's largest selling  rum. Black Label is extra smooth and fiavourful���Gold Label  Is rich and full-bodied- Both brands make taste-tempting drinks.  ...with regard to hospital bills/By keeping your premiums paid  up, you ��ensure yourself ;an(fl|your dependants freedom from crippling  hospital bills. While you are\ in the hospital, your hospital insurance  covers public - ward accomodation; case - room and operating - room  facilities; anaesthetics; dressings; ward nursing care; available X - ray,  laboratory^ ^andxphysiotiherapy facilities;, and hospital matemi'ty care.  These ser^ces1 are y;purs as needed, and the only requirement is that  your premiums be paid up^-to - date. ....���',  Make sure that you're not caught behind the "8 ball". Support your  government; hospitalizatioh scheme and keep your premiums paid up.  More than 400,OOiO people have had their bills paid for them by the service;  you may need such coverage yourself. The service is designed for your  protection ��� take advantage   of it and keep yourself insured.  B.C. HOSPITAL INSURANCE SERVICE  L.F. Detwiller ��� Commissioner  Health Branch     *     Welfare Branch     *     Hospital Insurance Service  \ ��� ��� ���  ;WORKING HAND-IN-HAND TO SERVE YOU;  The Department of  Health and Welfare  THIS ADVamSEM&tf IS NOT PUBLISHED OR DISPLAYED 9Y THE UQUOR CONTROL BOARO OR ��Y  .     THE GOVERNMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  HON. DOUGLAS TURNBULL, Minister 8  The Coast News    Thursday  March  15  1951  THE P1ISIMS FIRST  9 HIbIiIh  1  1  1  |  I  JUNE HAVEN  GORDON MacREA  In the Glorious Technicolor  -THE DAUGHTER OF ROSIEO'GRADIE-  Monday, March 19  .7 and 9 {p.m.  Tuesday, March 20  8 p.m.  You'll Love Every Minute of it  Another Beauty in Technicolor  ���THE PAGAN LOVE SONG-  STARRING  ESTHER WILLIAMS HOWARD KEEL  Wednesday, 8 p.m  Friday 7 and 9 p.m.  -THE EAGLE AND THE HAWK-  Thursday 8 p.m.. .Saturday 7 and 9 p.m.  ��  1  g  I  i  i  ��  1  1  1  I  1  1  I  n  I  MORE ABOUT SPEECH  (Continued from page 7)  imperative^ I feel that I have  the support of the Honourable  Minister of Public Works and  I   trust   that   his   colleagues ���  within the cabinet willsupport;  ihis very ^���iife.ce^gaky*expenditure to the further deyeiop^eht  of our. province. ���������" ^ ���������."'���  CAR FERRY        ^ p.. P  Next point of^v discussion-,  is the all important, passenger  and automobile ferry cbnnec-  and automobile: ferry connection between Powell Itiver and  "Vancouver through the Sechelt  Peninsula.  The Victoria Dock" Company,  incorporated hi British Columbia in 1904, has purchased Sea  Bus lines which now ^Operates  a    passenger    ferry ^between  Horseshoe Bay   afadr Gibsons  Liahd^ng.   In���'. the ^event that   ^  they  are   suc>3essf^nh their  bid for a combined automobile  and passen ger ferry franchise  they*' haVe brought Jin. from  their, parent company  on  the  Olympic Peninsula in the State  of Washington, The Black Ball  Ferr.ies  Limited,   one t 160 : ft.  ferry, capable of carrying 90   .  cars and 450 passengers. This,  vessel  is  now  at  the  Pacific  Drydock    yards in Vancouver  and . wijthin   a * few  weeks it ;  could  be  brought  up   to  the   :  required    standards    as    laid  (3pwn  by  the  department  of  transport at Ottawa.  GOOD FIRM  These   people   are   sincere,  they have the equipment, they '  have the financial background  and above  all they have the  know :- how.  . If the bill they are, reqest-  ing this house to pass is passed  they'will be in operation very  early this summer. This company also wishes to bring in  two more ferries and within.;  One year tie the Sechelt Peninsula with Powell. River by a  ferry service across Jervis  Inlet. You will be interested to  know that the replacement  value of these ferries is $550,  (WO. eaeh and depreciated is  $284,000. each. They will be  required to build at least four  e?ssif  wharves and slips at an estimated cost of $50,00p.00 To  protect this investment, give  the company a chance to  pioneer this area asjthey did  I the.^lymgic iPeninsula^ over 5G;  years ago, and give/them a fair  chance to iget a return of. their  capital investment, theyl are1  requesting a 25 year franchise,  and they are not asking for  any subsidy^ I believe that the  parent company is recognized  to be very ��� sound. They are  capitalized at $3.5 millions and  have, a surplus of $3. millions.  ;.'^^t-'."present on the Sechelt  Peninsula there are 10,000  people this has all come about  through mushroom growth  with limited transportation.  This area can only progress  and expand through; a transportation such as: I'. have just  described, I am conviiieed that  this is a good deal, and also,  that the people are entitled,to  it, they will then-be within  about one hour by ferry of the  city of Vancouver, and will  bring your city more money so^  as you. can meet your tax load.  As for the -Powell River area '  between Lund and Stillwater,  there are ..over 1200 registered  automobiles, only one ship  carries cars to Vancouver and  they can normally handle only  30 cars per week. This is a  great ineonvenienee to our car  owners especially n" the summer time when they also wish  to take thleijr respective vacations and rush to Vancouver  to put more funds in your  coffers. If. theV petition of this  company is granted and the  bill is permitted to come before this house I will at that  time go into complete detail  regarding this vital transportation 1 ink to the southern  coastal areas of British  Columbia.  Madame   Speaker,   MacKen  zie   riding   being  very  highly  industrialized,   I   feel   that   I  must  conclude  on   a subject,  vital to labour. Th e ��� British'"Col- -  nmbia executive of the Trades  and     Labour     Congress     of  Canada   have    been   pressing  since the last provincial election  to  have  their  proposals  brought before the provincial  legislature. I spoke on behalf  of   this   request   during    the  session last year and the Minister of" Labour made the excuse that he had only been in  office   a  few   months  and  he  felt  that   in  all   justice   that  he should  have more time to  make a study of the act before  he   opened  it.   This  statement  was    accepted.    Now    another  year has  gone by and labour  is clamouring for action or a  reasonable  answer  as  to  why  it cannot be opened.. I respectfully put forth plank number  21  of   the   manifesto   of   the  Coalition    Government    which'  reads as follows/' (21)   to  institute an. exhaustive study by  a   round  table   conference   of  employers  and   employees  in  connection  with   the   administration, of the industrial  conciliation   and   arbitration   act  so   that   amendments  may   be  effected    that    will    improve.,  further the labour laws of the' -  province..  I  (ft  EASTER SPECIALS  THESE ARE PENINSULA MADE -FOR PENINSULA  PEOPLE. ���'  THE  FOLLOWING  MERCHANTS  ARE PROUD -TO  SERVE: YOU OURT BAKERY PRODUCTS. ASK FOR  .THEM'BY^NAME.-'5'^.. ������  VI^S TRADING POST RofeWts C^k  M&W STORE --^^^^ ^  BLOTT* S STORE Roberts Creek  AND :V  THE HOME OF QUALITY BAKING  Phone 49  -.���, ��.  Tlie British Columbia Power Commission depends entirely upon its,own  revenues to finance e*t��b)i��hnient of new power district^, and to extend  its services. ��� \    - * v'   T*     "      '-, **P P  Its total 'mve^wH^it i?�� generating plant, tr��n��mieaioiiv distribution  and staif .accommodation^ since it was fornied in 1945, amountsVto 1~J���  m.  I  i  i  .over  V"  142,0004000. '  Of- this sum, $25,000,000 is represented by investment in the^Coastal  Region ... comprising the power districts of Alert Bay, Campbell lUyer,  the Albernis, 'Nanaimo��Duncan, Lake Cowichan, Comox Valley' find  Sechelt. The Ucluelet-Tofino district will operate this year on completion,  of distribution line! construction. ~~  The Commission's \ construction and expansion program has given the  Coastal Region customers ��� ��� ��� nearly 23^000 of them ��� ��� .. some marked  benefits:  (a) Residential consumers have paid very substantially less per  kilowatt hour, in every district, year by year, since the Commission undertook ^delivery . . . 5.1 cents per kilowatt hour  in 1947, but only 3.5 cents on the average in 1950.  iPPPz  Vt\  {\  (b) Commercial'consumers in all areas of Commission operation  enjoy cheaper power than they ever got before.  (c) Service has been extended in all districts, with 400 circuit-naile*'  of distribution and 15,000 customers added since 1946.  (d) As power is carried farther afield, so new comfort and case in  living are brought to farm and home, with wider utilisation  of modern electrical equipment and conveniences made possible.  (e) Conversion of the Comox Valley district from 25 to 60 cycle  power, now in progress, will make this area more-attractive  for establishment of new industry, with far-reaching effects  on the,��conomy of the whole area, to say nothing of the convenience and saving, it will mean to residents in the long run;  and it will make practical, too, the application of promotional  rates by bringing the Comox Valley into distribution sphere  of the John Hart Development hydro power source.  (f) Development of economically priced hydro power has made  {tossible th> establishment of multi-million dollar industries...  ike the sulphate pulp and milling enterprises at Alberni, the  sulphate pulp industry at Cedar, and the Elk Falls Company's  pulp project at Duncan Ba> . . . which add to the stability of  the area and materially boo��t it�� payrolls.  f  >    j  *;  J  k  COST  "   -             t          '      I 1 f  OF LIVING CHART  ,  AVERAGE, COST  -  AVERAGE  AVERAGE  AVERAGE  OF COMMISSION  WEEKLY WAGE  RETAIL INDEX  FOOD INDEX  POWER PER K.W.H,  1947  $43.39  1��8.9  139.4  3.2 cents ���  1948  47.30  150.1  171.0  3.3 cents  1949  49.21  "  159.3  182.8  3.0 cents  1950  51.00  V  163.7  185.8  V  3.0 cents  N  BRITISH    COLUMBIA  POWER   COMMISSION  PC-73-A


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