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 X'r    i __  Serving a Progressive, and Growing  Area on B. C.'s Southern Coast.  Covers Sechelt, Gibsons, Port Mellon, Woodfibre, Squamish, Irvines  Landing, Half Moon Bay, Hardy  Island, Pender Harbour, Wilson  Creek, Roberts Creek, Granthams  Landing, Egmont, Hopkins Landing.  Brackendale,  Cheekeye,  etc.  PTTB_r.ISS__.JD BV THE COAST NEWS, LIMITED  Business Office:   Sechelt, B.C. National Advertising" Office, Powell BiTer, B.C.  Vol. 4 ��� No."H2^\^  Gibsons  Dear Citizens���  IT IS WITH a queer sense of  frustration, that I hear the school  by-law for new schools in the  area has been defeated. Somehow   Ruled Illegal . . .  I wonder tonight, whether these  _   people really feel good about it  all. I wonder if they realize what  they have accomplished. There is  a text somewhere, I'm not up on  the verses and numbers of the  Good Book, but it goes, "Suffer  the little children to come unto  Me" and "As much as Ye do to  one of these My Children, you do  it to Me."  Sechelt B. C.  Saturday, Oct. 15, 1949  5c per copy, $2.50 per year, fey mall  School By-Law Rejected on  Complex Technicality  Pender Harbour  Trade Board  It is a serious matter for I'm  By GEORGE HASKINS    BECAUSE of the  complexity of the  wording   of  the   Public   the   Procedure   apart   from  PENDER  Harbour  ��� A  special  meeting of the Pender Harbour  Board of Trade was held Satur-  the  day,  October 8, with the acting  date of advertising the  poll for  chairman,    Royal    Murdoch,    in  was   not   questioned   charge.  the absence of these      The charter has been granted  xi<   __   tx   acnuu.   maud   xoi   j. in                 C-l_ J   A   4.   ._.__                  i         _e ___.!       r>      1     1,   r   1         1   rs���.___���   .__. a ate   Ul   auvi  sure they have not been around, .        School Act, the people of the Sechelt School District may the   bylaw  and inspected some of these pre- be Put to the expense of voting again on a money bylaw to by the court,       __  _.  historic buildings in the last few erect new schools for the district. The recent bylaw presented documents   had   no   bearing   on for our local branch and the "main  months. If they had they would to the voters to raise $305,000 for this purpose, and passed the case. business of the  evening was to  have been astounded to see the by a slim majority in a poll held May 28, was ruled illegal on RnaBn ���rFT<5 Mmsiniv set UP  a nominating committee,  conditions children  are laboring a technicality by Chief Justice J. W. Farris in Supreme Court ZT\.        * *t   cThc k    , The committee appointed a few  under, not to mention the teach- ,ast week    The erroneous  nrorpHur^  whirh   ,,n^t  i-h^T hvKw Members of the Sechelt School months  back  was  pro-tern,  and  ers,   poor  lighting,   poor  seating E^^�� ���Vi r^lw ���� ^SSiif 4?T^ *KI%  W-^ ^)S? Sf It     uu B��ard wiU meet ��n Monday and now nominations are for a board  arrangements,  overcrowding  ev- h,n9ea entirely on section 59 of the Public School Act, which it is expected a decision will be of directors. Within the next few  erywhere, no lunch rooms, or fa- 9    s   or *  e advertising and posting of the proposed bylaw made   on   what   procedure   will days,   each  paid-up   member  to  cilities  that  are  part-and-parcel "n every attendance area at least 10 days before voting. follow the court's decision.  The the Board of Trade will receive  of any well    organized    schools           Through  some quirk  in  the  law,   it was  found  by  the bylaw can be submitted again in a list of members, and the num-  School classes being taught in a court that the period from May 18   on which the notice was its Present form within a matter ber  of   officers  required.   There  building at the end of the school posted and the advertisement inserted in the daily newspaper ?f Y^l ��r ^ "*?���_ ?yl?uW ��an are 61 Paid-up members at the  grounds, in the basement o^the ^nti, May 28, when the poll was held, does not constituted ^S^J^^J?   or  ap-" "' ^              u          .  .  private ,.a���t,WaA  m A^,e partment   ot   J��.ctucation   lor   ap- Nominations   may   be   sent   to  to   the Lipyd Davis at Garden Bay from  community  store.  hall,   in   a  It is really pitiful that people  required 10 days.  DRAGE  AWARDED   COSTS  voters possibly  early next year;   Qct   i2 to 2g inclusive. It is hbp-  should be so shortsighted in the ??e  action  contesting the  le- the ballots from the office of the or, the Board can decide that in  ed that each member will submit  S   of   their   ow^ Board's    lawyer    could spite   of   the   need   for   schools   a nomination and will use discre-  and   fellow   citizens    thaT  the^ *7 ��*"*%>?'  DfHge; +l,Gam^.ier have had disastrous results, had there is not sufficient interest or   tion in seiection of nominees, and  should take thei? own personal Harbour' The costs of the action the  contentions of Mr Drage of desire by the voters to have them   choose those best  suited to' the  ities out on such a quS as b^T^"^!^ 5-^ ^^   VOti"g   PraCtiC,e   been ��ffiCG-  this. Somewhere in the far distant rd by C   ef Justlce Farns- flven  any   serious  consideration INTERESTING POLL Watch this paper for the date  years,  some  one  paid  for  their      In awarding the decision, Chief by the court. The box contain-      It   is   anticipated   that   if   the  of the general  meeting    to    be  education,    a   great   number   of Justice Farris  indicated  that he mg the ballots and affidavits of matter is again preSented to the  held shortly. Let us have an en-  these   defeatists   have  no   child- reSretted  having  to hand  down all people who were not on the voters  that   a  much  more   solid   couraging response to the nom-  ren, they are not their brothers s"ch  a  decision as he  felt that voters' list   but who swore they organization  supporting  the  by-  Nation  of    officers.    Remember  keepers, it is a sad commentary the new schools were no  doubt were   entitled   to   vote,   was   on iaw   wm ebe   formed   and   that  there   wiU  be    no    nominations  on today's attitude of the aver- necessary    and    that    adequate hand  at the time both  lawyers those  interested   in   passing   the  from  the floor at    the    general  age citizen, because he gets noth- schools were a  necessity in the for the prosecution rind the de- measure  will  lend   every   effort  meeting.  ing out of it, why should he pay, Present mode of living. fence carried out their examina-  in getting the vote out.  Opposi-  butyou do gain by it, a better DEPARTMENT   BLAMED tl0n   for   discovery,     but     were tion to the bylaw will also exert  community, better  citizens com-      The loophole in the procedure never Seen after that and could a strong campaign to oppose the  ing up, good schools, and roads which  enabled the protestors of not be produced in court. matter   arid   a   very   interesting  make  a district. the  bylaw    to    have    the   case : However since the legality of poll will result.  We are getting the roads, but awarded . M their favor actually  : ��� - ���  the   schools   are   so   dilapidated came about through an oversight y0lunteer fire Flatter*. HelnleSS  and outmoded, that it's a crying on ��f P?rt of  the Department V UlUUL&er file r igniei*.. neipieSS . . .  .shame. Alright, so you have won 81^^^��^^^^ whlch ^  ^ouvrare -you  happy  about  the held up:the^dtaft of the^prppos.  PENDER HARBOUR  By SARAL  . . MR AND Mrs Joe Smith, Mr and    Mrs  Jack   (Gee  Gee)   Gordon  ^           ������������"' (CJOR),   arid  Mrs  Gordon's   sis-  whnlP  thine?   jfJn   thZTWerl ed by*aw for various minor ad-"11|'fl-9CffMllff     _���"��� VAC      __##__l__P_f__ ter, the former Miss Anne White,  musl^fHinge otsad'fst S *f��f *     fj*   '"* 1/15351 lO US     f 1165     EidZC       * ^^���^3S___? on  those who could be happy under. School  Board that the approval say   Hello   Monday^ormng on  qurh   rnnditinriQ    A��s a  narpnt nf of ��� the ��� department     would     be   .4*     n mm ������ ���        meir way down from Hardy IS-  S-��r^4w��s?=^a-�� 2 Homes at Headlands "*����?  shoulder taxes of all kinds, some The result was that the board, Russ Keillor, Johnny Haddock,  are not directly coming back to on this assurance, went ahead r|DrrmiD|rTr|V ��� j 4.4. i_ ,. u ji j Fred Crosby, and Ray Biggs were  me, but I pay them, as a pro- with their publicity and local FIRE COMPLETELY wiped out two homes at Headlands, near 0ff hunting for the week-end, re-  perty owner, and one of the advertising, and set the date as Gibsons, on Tuesday afternoon. turning home Monday evening,  community. After all, how many May 28. The seven-room uncompleted home of Mr and Mrs Don- each with a good soaking! Seem-  more years do the most of you Two weeks before the poll, the aid Cochrane and a cottage on the same property, occupied ed. it was blowing outside. No!  figure  on  being   on  this  earth, department  suddenly discovered by Mrs  E.   Bailey and four children,  were  completely  razed No deer!  Jn-TSh? increTc? wout^ bTso  an/"era!ion .jfi?   ^  t0   \& bei0re QnVthin9 could be done to stoP the blaze-       Laurie Savolainen and George  and .the   increase   would   be   so made to do with the assessment.      Mrs Cochrane, who was visit- ���  Haddock also ventured out on a  2^U^dSJ toe to2 Th\s/e^ed considerable work ing in the cottage with her were 0nly partially covered by short hun?Sg ^S^nSed  to if 7  L   to^ ?2 k i^ P"1 flf1the ^ f ^ daughter,   looked   out   and   saw insurance,  it is reported. Laurie    ONE    ONLY    SPIKE  SL���*y rZlJ?.������:* ltJ* >ylaw was.only completed^ ready smoke billowing from her home.      Mr   an^   Mrs   cocnrane     and BUCK.  certainly   a   blessing   that   you for presentation  to  the  electors she sent one of the children to __miIV arp ar ^rp,pnT ���Tavina flr  can't take it with you. It was a on  May  17.    The    final    draft, sound  the  alarm.  In the mean- tuTZZ nf\lli   w!rdlng            Friends of Mrs BiU Donley wiU  mighty    wise    Providence    that which included a polling station time, smoke had been seen from the home ��f MrS E* Warde11-          be pleased  to learn she  is  dis-  foresaw   all  these   things   ahead 0n   Gambier  Island,  was  ad ver- the  fire  at   Gibsons  and  volun- Mr   Cochrane     is     a     retired  charged  from  hospital and feel-  for us here. It must have been a tised on May 18  and a copy of teers from the village rushed to school principal and he and his   ing quite well again.  Y.?-^ j*i i_T_a nksg-Ving^ to  you the proposed  bylaw  was posted the scene but were helpless be- wife have been living for a num-  cause of lack of water  and the ber   of  years   in   retirement     at  advanced stage of the fire. their    Headlands    home    which  they were gradually completing.  The seven-roomed home of the .���  Cochrane's    was not  completely  all, and I hope you celebrated it in all areas on that date,  heartily. BALLOTS DISAPPEAR  Mother and Taxpayer. The   strange   disappearance  of  Mrs Charlie Waddup returned  to  her  home  at  Madiera    Park  Continued   on   Page   2  Alarming Situation . . .  finished  and the  section  of  the Buy Shell-OUt Tickets . . .  house  with only black tarpaper  Set Up Committee to  Study Fire Hall Plan  THE URGENT problem of having  no fire department  storage space for fire equipment brought representatives the "fire  from the Gibsons Ratepayers to the Village Council meeting     The response from Gibsons and  Kinsmen Sponsor Halloween  t Parties Throughout Area  Winn,   local   telephone   operator, *^  Zhoy^��b7Z.V���^Pr,ef WITHIN the next few days, children of the Sechelt Peninsula  will be knocking on doors selling Kinsmen Shell-out tickets. The sale of these tickets will provide funds that will go  burned fiercely. The intense heat  from the fire spread the blaze  to the Bailey cottage and it too  was soon a pile of rubble and  smouldering ashes.  Much  praise  goes    to    Harry  in   short order  after  hearing  of  in Gibsons on Wednesday, to offer assistance in rectifying the the Headlands was very good but toward the cost of Halloween parties being sponsored by the  situation.                                                                                                        nothing  could be done to  quell Kinsmen throughout the area. Parties will be held at Gibsons  Commissioner Mrs E. Nestman  ��������� ���' ;  the fire. in the School  Hall,  Roberts Creek Community  Hall,  Sechelt  advised that Eric Ingles had an- stable Peterson had volunteered     It is believed that the fire was Legion, Halfmoon Bay Community Hall and Pender Harbour  nounced that, due to lack of sup- to   use   his   jeep    to    haul   the the   result  of  ashes   which   had Community Hall.  port and interest in the volunteer equipment to  fires  but that he been dumped in the back yard  PARTIES GALORE  '   fire department,  he was resign- WOuld  have to have the  assist- and   continued   to   smoulder     in rp^e parties will start at  6:30  and to the children collecting the  ing   from   his   position   as   chief ance 0f an experienced fireman spite  of the dampness. for children"up to 12 years. The  most    tickets    on    Halloween,  and would not be responsible for as he was not familiar with the  the  equipment.                                  operation of the equipment.  Clerk Burns suggested that it     ^ committee of a member from  The  property   and   furnishings  junior   party   will   last   until     8 Householders are  urged to sup-   o'clock when the teen agers will port the Kinsmen  in this drive  take over and have a dance un- by buying just as many Shell-  til 11:30. out tickets as they would ordin-  Hot dogs, candies and apples ^Hy spend on treats for the chil-  will be given to the children free ^j.en that call on them on Hal-  of charge as a move by the Kins- loween.    These  tickets    will be  uierx .Durns  -ugge.tca  w-c��t n,     A committee ot a memoer irom pa /"V_ncf/.K7_a  might be possible to obtain the the   ratepayers'   association   and varlDSOas. \^OJl��t%JDlG   -  garage   originally   built   for   the one commissioner will look into   jff^rn�����#_o/-y   Rorricfrrrr  VON,; now  located   across  from the matter and report at the next ��� Ajppujilieu   ��t?yj&ucu  the telephone office on the Mc- meeting. CONSTABLE Peterson   of   Gib-  Nabb property.  He  pointed  out     The commission   was    greatly      sons  has been  appointed reg-  that this Jbuilding had been vol- alarmed over the fact that there istrar of births, deaths and mar-  untarily erected for the VON by was at the present time no fire riages and issuer of marriage li-  himself  for  only  a   few  dollars protection on an organized scale censes. He has also been appoint-  for  lumber  and  he  felt  that  it available for the village but no ed marriage commissioner which  could be used for the fire equip- suggestions   as  to   how' to   alle- means that he may perform civ-  er valuable prizes are being of-  ment. viate  the situation    were    pre- il   ceremonies  if  anyone  wishes ferred to the boys and girls sell-  Mrs Nestman stated that Con- sented. to be married in that way. ing  the   most    Kinsmen  tickets  men clubs throughout Canada to  stamp  out  serious  mischief    by  children on Halloween.  VALUABLE   PRIZES  Gruen wrist watches and oth-  given back to the children on  Halloween instead of the usual  candy, nuts and apples.  aoiAaas  0 a  VTVf)ir��TA MORE  ABOUT  DAVIS  BAY        PENDER. HARBOUR  By  Robbie  NSURPASSE  Use "News" Ad-Briefs To Sell Buy, Rent  AFTER spending a very enjoyable month holidaying at the  Davies camp at Davies Bay, Mr  and Mrs Cyr have returned to  the city  and home.  Whilst in conversation with  the old couple, I (or we) were  joined by Bert Wright, another  victim of the animal invasion.  It seems that nothing can be  done about cows ruining your  garden, besides eating your winter supply of vegetable. So I  guess we shall ,have to grin and  bear   it.  I had written quite a piece regarding this affair, also a humorous episode which occurred,  but I suppose the change of date  for deadline was the reason for  it not being published.  It seems that out of the 10  victims I know of, the Johnstone's and Lucken's orchards  suffered  most.  Mr and Mrs George Wright  are away to Vancouver and a  swell time. George has to take  his days off at this time on account of pressure of work. They  will be away for several weeks.  I spent a day at Sechelt arranging for the Armistice Day  services to be held at the Legion  Hall on November 11. Many of  our readers will be pleased to  learn that the order of service  has been completed, and the Legion members invite every person who is interested to attend.  Further details will be given at  a later date.  On my return to the Bay, I  found that quite a number of  the neighbors had been having  a jolly time watching the antics  of half a dozen huge black-fish  cavorting   and   frolicking     quite  (Continued From Page 1)  this week, but unfortunately had  to leave her husband a patient  at Shaughnessy Hospital where  he underwent an operation. Hope  he won't be confined too long.  Mr and Mrs Kent and three  children have moved to Garden  Bay. They formerly resided at  Port Mellon.  Miss Dolly Edwardson is visiting her sister, Vera, in Vancouver for a few weeks.  Mr and -Mrs    W.    E.    Adams  close to shore, which reminded  me of another story regarding  Mr Dowling, accompanied by  Jack Macleod, being too close to  a whale for comfort while on a  fishing trip.  Later on I had a grandstand  view of some of the Royal Canadian Navy's battlewagons laying a smoke screen directly in  front of Nanaimo and upcoast.  To many observers, it was a  very pretty sight, and to others  who watched this mock drama  it brought back many unpleasant memories.  Later on in the same day, a  rather unusual sight was witnessed. Four smart-looking  buildings, a house, a cottage and  two other structures were being  towed down toward Vancouver  on what appeared to be a boom  of logs. They were painted white  with red roofs, and as I took a  picture I suddenly noticed the  four Canadian Navy ships in the  background. What a contrast!  Many friends of the Mutter  family will be sory to learn that  their daughter Freda is very sick  in Vancouver. Mrs Mutter has  left for the city to be near her  daughter.  After spending what she described as a splendid couple of  weeks at her summer camp,. Mrs  H. Mcleod returned home to the  city, accompanied by her husband, who had come up for the  weekend.  and Mr and Mrs Dave Adams of  Kelowna and Vancouver were  recent guests of Mr and Mrs R.  Kolehmainen at their Kleindale  home. \  "Miss Barbara Sparling spent  the Thanksgiving week-end with  her parents, Mr and Mrs Harvey  Sparling at Garden Bay.  Mr and Mrs Neil MacLeod returned to  the    harbour    Friday  evening from the city. Neil has  been   up   North   all   summer   on  Nelson Bros.' fisheries scow, and .  recently   came   down   from   Port'  John.   Mrs   MacLeod     went     to ,  Vancouver  to   meet   him  a few .  weeks ago.  Dr and Mrs Victor A. Rogers^  and small son are leaving St  Mary's Hospital and Pender Harbour on Sunday, October 16.  They are moving to Innisfail,  Alberta. We wish them every t  success in their new venture. Dr,  A. J. Tripp from Invermere, B.C.,  will  arrive   shortly  to .carry  on.J  PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN  Youngsters are intensely curi^  ous and love nothing better thai  to experiment with knives, raz|  or blades, ice picks, matches anqj  rat poison. Because of this veri  natural curiosity, parents shoulq  see   that   such   dangerous   iteml  are kept out of reach or, bettej  still,   locked   away.  Blunt,  sma|  scissors  with  rounded   ends  ail  best for children's cut-out games  Safety   in   the  home  is   an   inf  portant practice.  More accident  occur in the home than any plat  else.  il  DIET   IN   THE  DECLINING   YEARS  As   a   person   grows   older   VI  usually becomes less active ani  has  less need for energy foodf  But   he   still  needs     the    sai  amounts of foods containing vitj  mins, minerals and proteins. TL|  elderly   person   needs   food  thf  are  easily  digested     and    son|  senior  citizens  get   along  bettcjl  on smaller meals with mid-mor_!|  ing   and    mid-afternoon   snacl  Good feeling does not happen  chance.  Make  sure  your  fami]  is   getting  the proper foods  ffjj  health.  SCHEDULE   OF   PASSENGER   AND   EXPRESS   SERVICE  Schedule No. 15 ��� Effective September 29, 1949  Subject to Change Without. Notice  PENINSULA  Tuesday  NORTHBOUND  Lv. VANCOUVER 9:30  WILSON CREEK * 11:45  *SECHELT 12:15  HALFMOON BAY        1:15  Ar.  PENDER HARBOUR    2:30  a.m.  "U  a.m.   M  noon ;'  p.m. -.  p.m.  f */ _��^=HM  Thursday  Lv. VANCOUVER  WILSON CREEK  -SECHELT  HALFMOON BAY  Ar.  PENDER HARBOUR  9:30 a.m.  1-1:45 a.m.  12:15 noon  1:15  p.m.  2:30 p.m.  ;. . and British Columbia is discovering what an  amazing difference Captain Morgan Black Label Rum  makes to your favourite drink. The cleanest-tasting rum  you've ever enjoyed, Captain Morgan Black Label  is extra smooth and flavourful. Say "Captain Morgan  Black Label" next time you buy.  taptain Morgaii  RtXM  RUM  This advertisement is not published or displayed by The Liquor Control Board  or by the Government of British Columbia.  Lv. VANCOUVER 9:30 a.m.  WILSON CREEK 11:45 a.m.  *SECHELT 12:15 noon  Ar.  HALFMOON BAY 1:15  p.m.  Saturday  Sunday  Lv. VANCOUVER  Ar.  *SECHELT  7:30  9:45  p.m.  p.m.  :AII Sechelt calls will be made at Wilson Creek during  the building of new Sechelt dock.  SOUTHBOUND  Lv.  PENDER HARBOUR  WT^A^^A^r HALFMOON BAY  Wednesday      *sechelt  ,       WILSON CREEK  Ar. VANCOUVER  2:00  3:00  4:00  4:15  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  6:30 p.m.  Friday  Lv.  HALFMOON BAY  *SECHELT  Ar. VANCOUVER  7:45  p.m.  8:45 p.m.  11:00 p.m.  Sunday  Lv.  PENDER HARBOUR 2:00  HALFMOON BAY 3:00  *SECHELT 4:00  WILSON CREEK 4:15  Ar. VANCOUVER 6:30  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  GULF LINES LTD.  BHI!  Ferry Wharf, Ft. Columbia, Vancouver���Phone TA. 2141 Our Munieipal Government  KIPLING was writing of school teachers but  he njight well have been writing of village' commissioners when he said:  "Let us now praise famous men,  Men of little showing,  For their work continueth,  Broad and deep  continueth,  Greater than their knowing."  It is no exaggeration to say that upon the  men who devote, their time to public service,  voluntarily embarking upon the onerous duties of public office, depends the nation. In a  t-Uie  democracy, government  stems  from the  bottom up, from the man in the field, on the  village street, its factories and its stores. The  government that is close to him���the people  ���is government that is most vital. It can show  senior governments, enmeshed in world prob  lems, what the man at the grass roots wants,  what he is thinking, and which way he wants  to go. More, it can show senior government  just how much government the public will  accept.  Gibsons has recently come to organized  municipal stature; Sechelt and other areas will  some day follow suit. Upon the efforts of these  civic minded men, in the first few years of  municipal growth, depends the welfare and  the strength and the' stature of the village in  the future. If they build well, the Structure  will be strong, and it will not be costly. If  they lose touch with the people, it will topple  and become bankrupt.  Their efforts today are "greater than their  knowing."  In Defence of Real Estate Agents  TOO .OFTEN the words or suggestions proposed by real estate people have been  dismissed with a shrug and the remark that  it is "just another real estate promotion." We  must bear in mind that every community,  every village and every city is the result of a  "real estate promotion."  People who make a business of dealing  in real estate often do mor/e good for an area  than any other individual business or service.  It is the real estate dealers who have the vision necessary to promote the district to its  fullest extent. It is the reai estate dealers who  advertise the area in which they work, and it  is the real estate dealers who bring new people into the district and find suitable places  for them to settle and become citizens.  The function of a real estate dealer is not  only the selling of property. He has also to  have the knowledge to evaluate property. This  knowledge comes from his constant contact  with real estate and the buyers who actually  set the price level'of real es.ate.  Far too many people on this Peninsula  have decided to sell their property and have "  priced it without consulting a. real estate  agent. The result is that many-potential residents and businesses are being driven away  from the area to some other spot where real  estate is selling, at a reasonable figure. Men  who have studied the business and know  whereof they speak all agree that the prices  being asked for real estate in this area are  fantastically high.  The unhappy part of this situation is that  when one man does set a reasonable figure on  his property it is considered with suspicion  because the buyer in most cases has come to  the conclusion that real estate in this area is  very much inflated. "What is- wrong with the  place?" they ask themselves, when offered  property at a reasonable figure.  If the property owners who are sincerely  anxious to sell their property would consider  the true worth of it, call in an experienced  real estate agent and take his advice as to  the value of it, they would* stand a much better chance of selling.  There are those of course who really have  no desire to sell but would accept twice the  value of the property. These people all have  signs on their property offering it for sale.  This too is a great detriment to the district,  because few people are anxious to settle in  an area where everyone is,anxious to sell out  and leave.  Real estate agents should refuse to' list  property that is being offered at an inflated  price. Such listings only tend to clutter up  their records and also give prospective buyers  a very bad impression not only of the agent  offering the property but of the district as a  whole.  The boom is over. People no longer have'  need to pay inflated prices for property. Let's  all unite in an effort to get our selling price  in line with the buyers' 'market. Such a step  would move some real estate and encourage  new i_usinesses and residents.  Gibsons Legion Protests . . .  Legion Asks Low Income Groups  Be Exempt From Hospital Ins.  AT ITS MONTHLY meeting, presided over by Sam Fladager,  the Gibsons branch of the Canadian Legion discussed,  among other matters, the hospital premium charged to veterans and their wives by the B.C. government. The War-Veterans' Assistance Fund was also discussed and came in for  much criticism from those present. <���   A resolution was carried re- ���.; -  questing the branch secretary to m views "that the humiliating  send a strong protest to Batt super-means. test attached to the  Maclntyre, MLA, in connection granting of this extra assistance  with the' Provincial Govern- to recipients of. war veterans' aliment's failure to exempt low in- lowances prevented many from  come groups from payment of applying for this relief, and that  the hospital premiums; such pay- there should be aii increase in  ments the resolution contended, the basic rate of war veterans'  inflicted hardship on the recipi- allowances, in order to place vet-  ents of war veterans' allowances erans in a similar financial posi-  and pensioners. tion as  old  age    pensioners    in  Married recipients of War Vet- British Columbia."  erans' Allowances are being ask- Committees were appointed at  ed to pay for their wives, where- the meeting to take care of ar-  as old age pensioners are ex- rangements for Remembrance  empted During the discussion it Day Services and Parade, on Fri-  was alleged that the government day, November 11th. Citizens of  must have known about the Gibsons and adjacent districts  heavy deficit in the hospitaliza- will be invited to attend the Ser-  tion accounts early in the sum-  vice. u _  mer but the information had on-      In the evening of November 11  lv been released in recent weeks,   a dinner will be held in the hall  Discussion in connection with of the branch at 6 p.m. to which  the War Veterans'' Assistance members of the Branch and its  Fund arose out of a reply letter Ladies' Auxiliary will be invited,  received from James ^Sinclair, Tickets available at an early  MP, in which' Mr Sinclair stated  date. ',      - A1    ���  .        .  that he Would bear in" mind the      New by-laws  for the    branch  orotests received were  re8[d and  win be adopted  The     branch     reaffirmed    its   at the  November meeting.  Speech Teacher Now  Resident oi Davis Bay  MRS C, CRITCHELL,.. a. well-  known speech leacher of Vancouver is now residing at Davis  Bay, and at the request of many  parents started a group in choral  speech and dramatics at Sechelt  on Saturday, October 8.  ��� The children will be divided  into groups according io their  ages; the primary group will be  from four io seven, ihe juniors'  ages will range from, eight, io  twelve, ihe intermediate., group  will run from thirteen io seventeen, and ihe seniors will be  eighteen and over.  The primary, junior, and inier-  . mediate groups will., be ..taken"  twice monthly, on Saturdays, as  Mrs Criichley is teaching in Vancouver every alternate week. If  any seniors are interested get in  touch with Mrs Criichell, care  of-Wilson Creek post office, and  arrangements will be made for  evening classes. Please state the  evening most convenient,., also  ihe time and place.  Last    season    Mrs    Criichell's  group won many honours.  Petition Presented . . .  @I1��soeis Commissioners lear  Protests on Road Closure  APART FROM giving a second reading to two new bylaws,  the Wednesday night meeting of the Gibsons Village  Council was occupied chiefly with a discussion regarding the  rumored closing to vehicular traffic of the rocky road running down past the post office.  A delegation consisting of Mr A. Trueman, R. Chamberlain and T. Anderson brought a signed petition opposing any  idea of closing the road to vehicular traffic.  Mr Trueman,   who spoke  elo- ���   quently against the idea of clos- would continue to gouge holes  ing the road declared that pres- in the roadbed b appiying their  ent deplorable conditions of the brakes and skid&n|%;; hi sug-  road had come about simply be- gested a post be placed at the  cause there had been no ditching  to   of the mi whic�� w   h  carried out on the north side of inate vehicular traffic coming  the road for the past few years.  down the hm and th *  He told the commissioners footpath should be built for pe-  that,  in the rainy days of years. destrians  ago, he had been able to assist Mr Trueman contended that  somewhat in the maintenance of because a road h  the road himself    by    directing was not sufficient reason ��  streams of water running down close it d in declared that  the road into the ditch and there- the problem w*ould be partiJ*  by eliminating a great deal of eliminated if a proper ditch were  water damage   He declared that       t on the nort��   *    0f the Toad  ^^^^X����t t0cCoa^is��^ere "gj? ^ d  n                       j                    . t     i_ -commissioner     Drummond  few  years  and  consequently  he thanked  ^    delegation   for  at-  had been unable to assist in this tending the meeti8ng ^^  Mr R. ' Chamberlain, also %? ^J^���^* knowledge  sneakine aeainst anv riea of ?, the matter and assured them  speaking   against  any    idea    o    that nothing  concrete would be  closing the road, declared that done about8 ciosing the ��oad at  many    people    in    his     ocality the t  tim   8 declared  SSI 1S$^%������ ^^X^*���a  widen it about six feet.  In reply to the commissioners'  An estimate of laying a two-  inch water pipe onto the "Bouch-  .suggest^ that    bulldozing   the ����?���� ZTt^LV^lt  surface was not all there was to foT, -   *    Ua, -,   ������    "i        Z J!liX  making   the   road    Mr  Trueman -^    Wa.S   held   over  for     further  making   tne  roaa   mr   irueman discussion until a future meeting  interjected that it would only be when Mr Boucher could ^eung  ?X.?fJ, ent to enter the discussion.  After the reading of the pro-  J     AnleTsor'me^thi'rd   P��Sed new water rate **-law a  J.    Anderson,    the    third   request was made tQ the Penin.  sula Times to correct an erroh-  necessary to  have    the  ditching carried out to maintain  the road in reasonable condition.  Mr  speaker  of  the  delegation,     decried the fact that he and other   _,.���_   * ���������,.���������,��� +v,       u j  residents alone that street should eou? imPression they had. cre-  h6ave such^ Smited^acc^ toThe ��^^,2^ *ory that  back of their property, and that ^StativS" of fhT^  if the road running past the post   * ��JZX   a... ���    t* ��� T _?  office was closed, they would af���^ *�� *�� *hls' Xt was+ Pointed  have no access. He stated that.he   ����  *f* **f n,ew ra*es were  was not askine for a orooer lane set that actually jt would not af-  was not asking lor a proper lane   f   t   th fl  to   be  built   along  the    present  T���^���1^I       ,     u ���  ���  f, .  twelve-foot    path     but    simply  ^j?   only   bring   those    using  wanted to be able to receive fuel  E^&fu?����   ,h!rSam| level .as  and  other  heavy    materials    at  the  flat  rate   users'    Some    m"  least as close as the head of the  lane to his property. He pointed  out that because of the width of  creases     in    hook-up    c h a rges  would be made.  Clerk Bob Burns advised that  his store building there was not  a  C*eq"e for. $?96-8* jr?m    the  �����������_-_  +_.   u__  u7X~    *      4.u���  Power Commission had been re-  access  to   his  house  front  Commissioner Drummond  from    the  ex-  ceived,   being  the  village    commission  on  power  used    within  plained that the suggestion had   the vlllage-   come to the commission from Mr  E. Cartwright, district engineer, Mr and Mrs L. S. Jackson en-  at the request of the village. The tertained at a Thanksgiving Din-  commission had asked Mr Cart- ner given at their home on Mon-  wright for some advice on main- day. Guests included ��� Mr and  tenance problems of the roads in Mrs Robert Burns of Gibsons,  the village and Mr Cartwright Mr and Mrs E'dric Clayton of Se-  had suggested that since the chelt, Mr Al Forbes, visiting  rocky road past the post office from Toba Inlet, and Capt and  was on a 40 percent grade, it Mrs A. Johnston of Wilson Creek  would always be a problem, and Mrs Stan Forbes and daugh-  Trucks  coming  down    the    hill ter Susan.  / Young     Kenneth     Hicks     has  been  confined  to   bed  with  the  flu'   for  over   a  week   and  will  "still have to keep indoors for a  few days.  Happy Valley, alias Wilson  Creek Road, has been left unmolested'by roving cattle for the  past couple of weeks, but I am  told the Brookman's had their  fall vegetables eaten by the  ZQXWQ's.  Peninsula Cab Co.  Agents for  B.C. AIR LINES LTD.  PROMPT SERVICE  COURTEOUS  PILOTS  For Reservations  PHONE 66  PENINSULA CABS  B.C. AIR LINES LTD. QIBSONS NEWS  By E. NESTMAl^  FIRST MEETING of the fall season was held in United Church  Hall Thursday Oct. 6 with Rob  ert MacNicol president in the  chair. Discussion on the question of zoning was brought up at  the meeting. Facts brought out  were that Council was so far  unable to obtain the necessary  maps to work out zoning. The  matter will be brought again to  Council's attention, the meeting  decided.  Heated discussion on the question of garbage disposal occupied  part of the meeting, ratepayers  went on record that a clean up  twice a year should be under  taken by the Council and paid  for out of civic funds. The matter Will be taken care of by a  committee composed of R. MacNicol, Ben Knight, and one other  Here's the Famous  Gatenilri  OltHIiATER  That Gives you  INDIRECT RADIANT HEAT  /CIRCULATING WARMTH  member. Stumbling block at this  time is the question of disposal  spot.  Prizes that were to have been  presented to Garden club winners at this meeting, were not  distributed owing to one of the  judges being absent. Mr. Chatt  will present the prizes, and  names will be announced later.  Nurse Dando, public health  nurse, gave an outline of her  various duties on the Peninsula  to the meeting. Approximately  15 schools are covered in the  district. One day a week is devoted to work in Gibsons. During the discussion, it was brought  out that 74 percent of teeth of  children are in need of care.  Children further west it was  claimed have far better teeth,  and are better taken care of,  this strange state of affairs is  due to the fact that parents have  made concerted efforts to get  their children in to a dentist,  while parents closer to town are  more lax, and only rush to a  dentist when teeth start to give  trouble.  Other duties v of the public  health nurse include, baby clinic,  immunization, advice to mothers,  supervision of schools, assist  doctors in examination of children, and taking care of TB patients, etc. Sanitary problems are  also looked into by Mrs. Dando,  who has the doctor, or sanitary  inspector to help her anytime  she calls on them. School work  predominates in her schedule. A  vote of thanks given Mrs Dando  by the association, for her kindness in coming to the meeting,  and giving  out the  figures.  THIS 'N THAT  Alice Veitch suffered a broken  bone in her ankle, when she  tripped and fell, playing badminton last week.  Mr and Mrs George Hill Jr are  away for a holiday  and are be  lieved  to be  visiting  across the  line.  Bernard D'aoust is home for  a holiday from Trail.  The hunting season is on, and  the boys are doing all right,  they tell me, it will be a change  to have a steak once in a while,  that fish diet does get monotonous, but then I'm not complaining, for it's good anytime,  and thankful we are to get fish  or  fowl, Thanksgiving.  Today is Thanksgiving, and  sitting here just after getting in  a good crop of apples from one  tree, and with our larder filled  with preserves and jam, from  the plentiful crop of everything  this year, the game, the fish, and  everything in abundance around  us, t'would be an ingrate indeed,  who could not or who would not  give thanks to God for such  bountiful blessings, when v.e  hear of the millions who are  homeless,  and  hungry.  Wonder how long the Public  Works dept., are going to leave  us without our steps. We are  using our neighbors' steps, and  walk, and if they wanted to they  could force us to go around the  back way home. We really  should have those steps, or are  we talking out of turn? It's a  grand speedway our highway  now, for the small fry, on roller  skates, trikes, and anything with  wheels, a headache for the car  and truck drivers.  Well the big baseball series is  over, and we can all settle back  down to work again, it was very  difficult trying to concentrate on  work of any kind when everyone  in the area was baseball conscious, who did you pull for? I  favored the Yanks, and they  came through in great style,  would have liked to. have seen  series   a   little   more   even,   but  THE COAST NEWS, Saturday, Oct. 15, 1949  that's the way it goes. Now it  will be college rugby, in our  house, we have sports for break  fast, dinner and supper, I think  if the baseball series had gone  a few more weeks, I could have  told you myself, the batting average of all the players. Anyway it's great sport, and it's a  nice feeling to be able to talk  the same language as the small  fry around the house. Well folks,  with the new switch in the paper  publishing, the news is getting  kinda pushed around, when we  get back to our normal way,  will have more for you, I hope.  Snowflakes   always    have    six  sides.  Kerosene replaced whale oil as  a means of illumination.  Compare Our Prices!  Delnor 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.  V. O. N.  DANCE  LEGION HALL - SECHELT  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21  DOOR PRIZE  Admission 50c Lunch 25c  CIRCULATES HEAT THROUGH ROOMS  -GIVES "HOT STOVE" HEAT, TOO!  ��� Beautiful Grille Cabinet!  ��� Duroplastie Finish!  ��� Automatic Fuel Control!  ��� Automatic Draft Control!  ��� Low Flame Fuel Saverl  _J| A REAL VALUE! ___  Marshall's  Hardware  Serving the Peninsula  Phone 33 GIBSONS  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  Modem hair  styling. Competent    work.  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone ror Appointments  ���Im i^in w"'  ell  Hazel I rili he 11 Dramatic School  Speech Defects Diction  Musical Monologues  Humorous Monologues Dramatic  Monologues  Choral Speech  Children's Theatre���Play Groups for al! ages  Students prepared for Trinity College or  Royal Conservatory Exams  Ror   information   write  Hazel Critchell    -    Wilson Creek  ^^tOctcCOmt unani  ���nous  WHEN YOU  III  You can still find people who "don't believe in  banks" ... who keep their cash in old coffee pots,  or hide it in the woodpile, or carry it around.  But most folk nowadays keep their money in bank  accounts. They can get it whenever they want it;  and they can pay their bills by cheque. Canadians  have more than seven million such deposit accounts.  In terms of Canada's adult population, that makes it  practically unanimous.  The banks, in turn, know they must earn this confidence  by giving you the best service they know how.  Today you can take your account to any bank you choose.  .And what is in your bank book is strictly between you  and your bank. It is your own private business.  You Will Find Everything for the Builder  LUMBER  WALLBOARDS  SIDING  AT  BRICKS  PAINTS  Sechelt Building Supplies  PHONE 60 SECHELT  "...mosf folk nowadays  keep their money in  bank accounts/'  SPONSORED      BY  YOUR      BANK  11^-���^IIMI'Ul  _r*wrmfiiiM^*^iiiai->i^t^M>ii,��B,Mi-iiiM^rii>M<,i-<MWr��wMir>iii_r>    _i-r*M.Mn_H__n--____i*i-_���J imr>i nr*iirw_iii<-Mi_r>iiiirii .iiir^M^^inrnmn-MMr* ___n__nir^iinr��wn��*i  11 if%.  mrm 4  THE COAST NEWS, Saturday, Oc*. 15, 1949  patcher;  newcomers  to the for-      estry station here.  SECHELT  By ARIES  A   Coast   News   writer,    God  bless her,  Whose  news  gets   lesser    and  lesser;  When she can't get around, the  Editor found  She's as much  use as  a knob  on a dresser.  Yea, verily, we could get fired  any  time and wouldn't be missed, now would we?  Very sorry to hear of the painful accident suffered by Jim  Plumrige who we understand  has a severely lacerated foot.  Would like to welcome Mr and  Mrs Mulrooney and son Danny  just recently moved into Sechelt  and occupying the house recently  vacated by   Wally  and  June  Smith. We know they will like  it here with us when they become adjusted and able to attend the  many  things going on.  Mrs Margaret Bristow and  Mrs Dorothy Bruin were guests  of Mrs Frank French this weekend.  St Hilda's Church was very  nicely decorated for the Thanksgiving service and a record  crowd included many friends  from Vancouver. The Children's  Choir sang very nicely "All  Things Bright and Beautiful,"  and the service was conducted  by the vicar, Rev H. V. Oswald.  Mr and Mrs Walter McKissock  had  as guests  over  the holiday  Mr and Mrs Ed Lindgren of Van- ���  couver.  We would like to welcome Mr  Barrett, the new assistant forestry ranger, and Mr Blake, dis-  MARINE ��� COMMERCIAL ��� DOMESTIC  REFRIGERATION  Sales and Service  WALK-IN BOXES ���   DEEP FREEZERS  ���   HEATING and OIL FURNACES  GUARANTEED  SECOND  HAND COMMERCIAL  REFRIGERATOR  UNITS  FOR SALE  W. I. NAYLOR  ROBERTS CREEK  Phone Roberts Creek 24K  Sorry to hear that Rennie  Lumsden is on the sick list. It's  hard to keep boys in bed, so hope  it won't be long before Rennie  is up and around again.  Delegates to the forthcoming  convention of Coast Capilano  Liberal Association to be held  in North Vancouver are as follows: Parr Pearson, George Ky-  noch, Capt Andy Johnson, Mrs  Frank French, Mrs M. Gadd,  William Youngson, W. Creamer,  Syd McKay, Mrs Andy Johnson  and Mrs Syd McKay. One of the  resolutions to be presented by  the secretary is one pertaining to  those war veterans of World War  I who, through no fault of their  own, were not in a combat zone  and who find it difficult to carry  on in competition with younger  men; it will be requested that  the ' Federal government bring  action to bear so that these men-  may be allowed the war veterans' allowance. The means test  to be removed from the administration of the act will be another request.  Mrs Jay, Miss Elsie Turner and  Mr Purcell, local teachers, are  back in Sechelt after the holidays spent iri Vancouver.  Honorable mention in the Sechelt dog colony should go this  week to Biff, German shepherd  dog owned by Mr Gus Crucil.  Evidently whilst burning slash  on the mountain, one of the men  lost his way down and was in  danger of becoming surrounded  by fire and he could not find  the trail. So Mr Crucil told the  old dog to go and find him. The  old fellow trotted off very obediently and after quite a while  came out behind the place where  the    man    was    marooned    and  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  By CHERRY WHITAKER  THANKSGIVING having just  finished putting itself on the  record for 1949, I might list numerous items for which we can  all be thankful; instead I leave  you to count your own blessings  and continue adoing about nothing.  First, however, no more appropriate time could be found to say  "Thank you very much" to Muriel Welsh of Halfmoon Bay for  the tribute paid to "Much Ado."  Those kind words were highly  appreciated, Muriel. For your  benefit, someday I shall have to  write a column about the circumstances under which that  particular one was written. Dear,  dear Deadline!  Secondly, the mailbag has  given forth a letter���a thing of  beauty which is under lock and  key until it can be framed with  unbreakable glass and a solid  gold frame. A first is a first and  positive proof for posterity that  great-grandmama actually had a  reader.  This letter came from Portland  from one who signs himself "A  Fan (creating a breeze)":  "My Dear Cousin Canuck���  " I have just finished 'Much  Ado' and must confess to an uneasy feeling of inexplicable disaster.  It's not yet winter, so it can't  be the pipes (oh! can't it!). Nor  have the seasonal storms beW of  unusual violence, so it can't be  the juice. No! It must be some-  walked around him and then  very carefully picked his way  down the mountainside. The  antecedents of this dog are unknown, and we have watched  him on the road with the children and with other dogs; he has  very evidently been trained  along these lines; who knows  but that he has been in the army  and some soldier may have  brought him back? He is very  intelligent and well-bred, and  with dogs, as well as humans,  nothing ever takes the place of  breeding. So, Biff, here's one up  for you! Another thing makes us  think he is an army dog; we notice he always insists on the  front seat in the truck that takes  the men to work, just like he  would do when going into operations. One wonders what has  happened to all the trained war  dogs; there must be thousands of  them around. Perhaps some of  them are homeless and looking  for the soldier masters whom  they loved and served.  Going to loco for a short vacation is Maureen McKissock, to  stay with Mr and Mrs Frank  Martin.  Mr and Mrs Alec Bain of Vancouver are enjoying a short .vacation as guests of Mr and Mrs  Bob Cook of Porpoise, Bay Road.  thing basic; some inner unrest  that would cause this outcry of  e �� B despair for a working .knowledge  of the absolute, this yearning  for a super-safe little house carved out of the living rock (rio  boards at all), complete with an  outboard motor in every bathtub  (so you'll never have to row) ���  and all wired without fuses under the unflagging vigilance of  an all-seeing electric eye!  "Can this unrest stem from the  knowledge that "they" too have  the secret of atomic annihilation? Should I write my congressman and further demand  that he force an inquiry'on the  floor of the senate?  "I would, and yet I know that  when all the hubbub of a thousand voices died away, from out  those marbled halls, one small  echo would come forth: 'Eternal  truth has not yet been vouchsafed to woman, lest she should  tinker with that too, and so destroy us all'."  Little did I think, when expressing the desire for a simple  explanation of household complexities, that I was in need of  psychoanalysis. And speaking of  tinkering, Portland, you've done  things to that quotation that  should cause you great mental  anguish.  Woman,  indeed!  However, in order to dispel  your "feeling of imminent disaster" let me assure you that,  having spent a small part of one  rainy afternoon, under the house,  engaged in a cozy pursuit of  plumbing knowledge, I have  come to the conclusion that in  future mine "not to reason why,  mine but to do or die."  Being out of water for three  days, during which the hot  water tank did everything from  St Vitus dance to sin ging  "Whispering Hope" at half-hour  intervals, has left me with only  a desire for things "to be" and  enough hardy souls to keep  them being.  It isn't sufficient to know that  a certain valve is full of mud; to  get it off requires a good wrench,  super strength and the ability  tov swear in French, Spanish arid  a couple of dead languages. To  acquire these necessary props  would take an extra lifetime of  experience and I feel that the  allotted years remaining to nie  would not be long enough. Instead I shall embark on a course  of rigid mental discipline wherein a fuse is simply a fuse and  not a diabolical invention "to -de* r  crease the population.  If by chance this gross neglect  of further knowledge brings a  timely end, I can but say, with  Robert Louis Stevenson:  "Under the wide and starry sky,  Dig the grave and let me lie.  Glad did I live and gladly die,  And laid me down with a will."  Cape Horn is at the southernmost top of South America.  Twenty-eight  pieces   are  used  in the game of dominoes.  mizl  vwmmmimmmmimmmmmmmw^  9*m!&  WMWIMk��*  VILLAGE    CENTRE  COFFEE   SHOP  ram  rara  ��� VILLAGE MARKET |��ira  '���ImWZMrit SECHELT   BAKERY mm  *.W.-.l.i.W��^^^  ii,umuiui.i..i,.^.,'.i'_^w^  MMUH.W.WW...     imilfnilff  The Village Centre is the heart of Sechelt, containing the leading retail sto res and the public telephone and telegraph office.  All types of Insurance  Fire    Burglary  Automobile  K. WHITAKER  LG. Harris  & Co.  Sechell  Real Estate    Insurance  Phones 63 or 31C  The  Village  Coffee Shop  We feature . . .  Steaks  Chops  Sandwiches  And Snacks  Try our  Fountain Service  Quality Food  Pleasantly Served  Local  Pullets  Lang's Drugs  Prescription Specialists  A   completely  stocked  modern  Rexall  Drug   Store  Doz.  Phone 56  Village  Market  Two stores serving  the Peninsula  SECHELT       GIBSONS  Phone 52        Phone 29  (BREAD  CAKES  COOKIES  Donuts   -   Buns  .*. made fresh  daily hy  experienced  bakers  At the  'yr?<~~y ,:'.,-* .fti  PARKER'S  Hardware  A Complete Ljne  of ... X  General Hardware  Glidden Paint  Kite hen ware  Linoleum  Stoves  Washing   Machines  Electrical  Fixtures  Fishing Supplies  Tools  Garden Equipment  Chinaware  ���-;<*_> iiMi;/fc��'.' r-%fr'.; ROBERTS CREEK  UNDER THE  DOGWOOD  Held Over From Last Week  TUESDAY night again, and  once more I'm making a try  to get in on time! Last week ill  Luck dogged me, as, after wait  ing from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on  the Wednesday night (outside  the gate all of a full hour) a taxi  whizzed by, slung out a bundle  of newspapers and disappeared  with a wink of his red tail  light. Then I realized that despite the fact that I'd written  my copy Tuesday night, the bus  had "conked out" and my little  eitart would not be at the office  tfil. Thursday. Now, the office  having moved to Gibsons, I'll  have to catch a bus going the  other way!  There's   very   little   to   report  this week but what little I can  iig up between now and  Wed  nesday night, I'll add at the foot  of this column.  It's already very evident that  we are in October���as- over many  of ��� the lots around here a pall of  thick smoke is hanging daily  md everyone dashing to burn up  the   summer's   accumulation   of  rubbish   and   bush���toppings   of  trees,  etc.  I started  on  Sunday,  but got a bit windy as the under  growth on my place is very pro  fuse and equally dry!  I should say was, as after the  nice "shower" we've had since  Sunday, I've no qualms about  carrying on where I left  off.  I got quite a kick out of read  ing about Dr. Garbutt (The Eng  lish Primate) when in an interview he said that the socialist  government in Britain was proving the best stumbling block to  Communism.  Ever since I came here in February last people have been asking me about the politics and  what not, and my main answer  has always been, that no matter  what your politics are, the present British government has been,  undoubtedly a deterrent to Communism, Whilst we are on this  subject, I'll say this, there'll be  an election there next month  and the present government will  be returned. (No apologies to  Drew Pearson or Walter Win  chell!)  I see also from the press that  Roberts Creek is to have quite  a lot of money spent on the  wharf and harbor, or will it  just amount to a "drop in the  ocean"?  "Young"   Edward   Shaw   is,   I  REWARD  ._,-.. ... ,  A reward is being offered for any information leading to the recovery of one set of Rego acetelyne  torches and gauges, one 5-ton B.B. winch, large  150-lb. Peter Wright anvil.  ��� *  Write Box 456, Sechelt  \  I  Please Clip This Directory Out and Hang By Your Phone  For Reference  BAKERY REAL ESTATE  BETTY'S  BAKERY  Homemade Pies, Cakes,  Bread  Special Catering  V Cakes Decorated to Order  Porpoise Bay Rdi,  Sechelt  Phone Sechelt, 59W  Specialist in Coast Property  Consolidated Brokers Ltd.  Gulf Coast Offices  Gibsons and Sechelt  Phone 37  BEER BOTTLES  SECOND HAND STORE  W4_k c^U and buy for cash,  bfcerbottles, scrap metal, etc.  Calls made at intervals from  Hopkins to Irvines Landing.  1   Ry H7 STROSHEIN  X    Wilson   Creek  Everything at Bargain  Prices  BUY - SELL - EXCHANGE  Typewriters  - Sales  -  Rent  Service and Office Supplies  COLIN WINGRAVE  :     Gibsons, B.C.  _f.    -'-���.'���   - ..        *  GARBAGE DISPOSAL  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  TAXI  PENINSULA CABS  24-Hour Service  2 Phones ��� 2 Cabs  WILSON CREEK and  SELMA PARK  Phone   Sechelt  66  GIFT STORE  Headquarters for Wool,  Notions, Cards, Toys,  Miscellaneous Gifts  Gibsons 5-10-15 Store  Left of Post  Office  Gibsons, B.C.  BILL'S TAXI  Reliable 24 Hour Service  Halfmo&n Bay, B.C.  Bill Mervyn  Phone Halfmoon Bay 7-U  Gibsons School News  By MALDY THOMAS  ONE OF our best known graduates of last year brought a  great honour to himself and our  school. Pat Slinn, who was a  pupil in grade 12 at Gibsons  High won a 5 year scholarship  to the famous McGill University  in Montreal. Pat won it last year  through his academic sports and  citizenship record throughout  school.  Best of luck to Pat in his university  career.  At a meeting of the student  council on October 4 a committee  was elected to find information  regarding ping-pong club. Basketball Club representative, Barrie Stewart asked the council for  help to paint the basketball lines  in the gym.  The council also decided to ask  Mrs E. Kane, girls physical education instructor if the girls are  interested in forming a basketball club this winter.  Meetings and more meetings;  here is another one. A Student  Assembly was held in the school  hall October 5 with E. Blomgren  in the chair. Two important resolutions were passed.  The assembly decided to have  a 3 house system for student  activities this year.  The students voted overwhelmingly in favor of a motion  to  sell  activity  cards this  year.  understand making good progress, and hopes are that he will  not be away in hospital for long,  but he will have to be kept on  a strictly regulated diet when  he comes home. Tough break  for him, but he is better than  Mr Campbell who is still in  Shaughnessy  and  very   ill  too.  I thought I was going to join  the list of invalids on Sunday,  I stepped down off the ladder  on to a piece of wood with a two  inch nail sticking up. It went (I  thought) about six inches into  my foot! Fortunately, it didn't  poison or infect and although it  made me limp all day Monday,  I'm dashing about again like  any young fellow of 96!  Had a letter from the Kinsmen, Club of Gibsons with reference to the forthcoming Hallowe'en   shell-out   parties.  These parties, in every district,  are sure to entail a lot of work  and the Kinsmen want as much  help as they can get, so it is up  to all local organizations to give  whatever assistance they can.  Further details will be available  following the meeting arranged  by the committee for October 5.  I am indebted to Mrs Mitchell  (to whom thanks) for details of  the annual meeting of the Red  Cross, held here Sept. 29.  The meeting which was held  at the home of Mrs Findlay was  well attended, 14 members being present. Officers for the  year were elected as follows:  President, Mrs Harry Scott;  vice-president Miss A. Dawson;  secretary Mrs Ruth Mitchell; an  office which is being held by  Mrs Findlay during the winter  absence of Mrs Mitchell; treasurer Mrs A. Funnell; works convenor Mrs Josiah Ward (Mrs R.  Bernard to act during Mrs  Ward's absence in October). Entertainment committee, Mrs R.  Hughes. Meetings during October  will be held at the home of Mrs  MacMahon, after that, at the  home of Mrs Haslam for the rest  of the winter. New members will  be made very welcome and the  whist drives, so popular a fea  ture in the past will commence  shortly. Watch the local papers  for dates!  THE COAST NEWS, Saturday, Oct. 15, 1949  Under this plan only students  holding cards would be able to  join the various clubs and engage in sport activities, or go to  school  parties.  In a letter from the school  board the students have been  given permission to use the hall  at noon hours under a student  monitored   system.  YOUR DAILY DIET  Everyone's sense of well-being  and his ability to work effectively depend to some extent on  a nutritious diet. If we want to  be healthy and strong, if we  want to feel right, we must eat  right. Eating right means eating  a variety of foods which should  include each day milk, fruit,  vegetables, cereals and meat.  ��he (Soast $jew$  CLASSIFIE  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  FOR SALE-  POT TYPE oil burner kitchen  stove, all white enamel, in excellent condition and lovely  baker. Also air tight heater,  pipes and stove board. Both  very reasonably priced. Apply  Mrs. Clement, Granthams Landing. 2655-11  PERSONAL:  Now Is the Time to Order Your  CHRISTMAS   CARDS  21  Beautiful Cards all for.... 97c  B.C.  Sales   Tax   3%  03c  With or without Scripture verse.  Please  state.  One dollar, sent Post Paid $1.00.  Satisfaction guaranteed or  money  refunded.  BALLANTYNE  BROS.  P.O. Box 58  Vancouver,  B. C.  2661-14  ROOM AND  BOARDROOM and board or just    room  available in  comfortable private home at Selma Park. Phone  Sechelt 32 for details.       2543-tfn  FOR RENT:  SUITE   for   rent   in   Granthams.  Permanent year-round tenants  preferred. Apply Cooper's Store,  Granthams. 2664-1  FOR RENT:  UNFURNISHED 4 room house  for rent in Granthams. Permanent tenants preferred. Apply  Mrs. Fisher at Mariner Cafe,  Gibsons. 26631  SUMMER homesites in the celebrated and beautiful Jervis Inlet area on Vanguard Bay, any  size you desire from 2 acres up,  at only $100 per acre. Vanguard  Bay offers unexcelled boat anchorage. Cod and salmon fishing  with fresh water lake only 1  block inland. For details write  to W. E. Haskins, Pender Harbor, tfn  1934 CHEV. Special sedan, $295  cash. Terms: $125 cash," $20  month for 10 months. Motor in  lovely shape, good tires, upholstery and body pretty well beat  up���but good reliable transportation.  Phone  Sechelt  32.  2525-tfn  FOR SALE ���  HAND crochet bedspread, double  bed size. 330 individual doilies  made up this lovely white spread.  Selling for cost of materials, only  $68.00. Apply Mary Jackson, Indian  Reserve,  Sechelt    2530-tin  FOR RENT���  FOR RENT until next June furnished  cottage  with    electricity and  inside plumbing.  Phone  Mrs. Wigard, Sechelt 21H2.  2548-10  FOUR    ROOMED,    furni shed  waterfront cottage, fully modern, hot and  cold water. Apply  Wm. Youngson,  Sechelt, B.C.  2659-13  FOR SALE:  40 ACRES in West Sechelt for  sale or trade, '39 Austin 7  coach, Royal Crest white enamel  wood and" coal range, studio  lounge, as new. Apply E. Barker,  Village Market,  Sechelt.  2660-13  FOR SALE:  McCLARY range with two wick  oil burner attached. Price  $35.00 cash. Apply Mrs. Irvine,  Hearnden, The Headlands, Gibsons. 2662 1  FOR SALE���  3 SPEED electric outboard motr  or runs off car battery. Ideal  for lake fishing. A snap at $40.00. .  Write   W.   E.   Haskins,   Irvine's'  Landing. tfn  ��� .> - ���   w '    ���     -���  "     ������- '      ��� -       ���'������������  FOUND ��� fur neckpiece. Owner  may have same by identifying  at Burns  and Jackson    Logging  Co.,  office Wilson  Creek. 1  FOR SALE:  V-8 MOTOR  with new  starting  motor, kitchen table  and four  chairs, etc. -Apply G. .T. -Kynoch,  Selma Park. Phone Sechelt 67W.  2656-13  PERSONAL���  SHIP BY Gulf Lines Express to  or from Vancouver. Low rates.  Fast   service.   Careful   handling.  Specify Gulf Lines Express,    tf  LAND ACT  Notice of Intention to Apply to  Lease Land  IN LAND  Recording District  of  Vancouver, B.C. and situate at  Bargain Harbour, B.C.  Take notice that Donald Angus  MacDonald of Pender Harbour,  B.C., occupation fisherman intends to apply for a lease of the  following described lands: ���  Commencing at a post planted  at the South West corner of Lot  15 proceeding in a northerly direction along the foreshore of Lots  15 and 16 and continuing 120.  feet along the foreshore of Lot  17 D.L. 1392 Plan 5388, and containing foreshore, for the purpose  of floats, net sheds, approaches  etc. .    !  Donald Angus MacDonald.  Dated September 10th, 1949.  48-4  TRANSFER-TRUCKERS  LAND CLEARING  BULLDOZING  LAND CLEARING  done with ripper teeth  C. A. COOK  Phone Gibsons, 31  Gibsons, B.C.  HANSEN TRANSFER  GENERAL CARTAGE  GOOD BUSHWOOD  Phone Sechelt  28  Sechelt, B.C.  Nn p  PLUMBING-HARDWARE  PLUMBING and HEATING  /Hardware, Plumbing Supplies  Heating Necessities  ���    "Serving the Peninsula"  7 Marshall's Hardware      j  Phone Gibson���33  SUNSET HARDWARE  GIBSONS  Registered Plumbers  PLUMBING  Sales   and   Contracting  Ring Gibsons 53  Gibsons Building  Supplies  EVERYTHING  FOR THE BUILDER  AT PRICES LOWER THAN YOU CAN  BUY FROM THE CITY  VvsW��N-.  X-  'Z-  - p^&  ^ *.   v*   *p THE COAST NEWS, Saturday, Oct. 15, 1949 be one of the reasons why they  ~~~~~     -"" employ pound men, or is it.  church was very nicely decorated  and  it was gratifying to see so  many people attend.  By PEARL PUNNETT  day   and   during   the   course   of      now  j  think  I should  add   a  our   conversation,     which     was little  humor to this tale of de-  chiefly centred on that pathetic struction. The other morning, as "  story in last week's issue relating the  first   streaks   of    the     grey MR AND Mrs Wes Graham were and dance on Saturday, October  The  WA  to   Canadian  Legion  at Bowen 150 held a whist drive  By ROBBIE  to horses, cows, goats and other ^awn   spread   over   the "sky,   a "staying with "the latter"_Tmoth- 8'   in   the   schoolhouse,   and   in  t^c TTAT_^ 4.    ���        ���      4.u 4. *         "not   so   dumb"   ammals,   whose little   after   five   a.m.,   a   young er   Mrs Pete Wood   for a short spite of the wet evening, a large  ITS HARD to imagine that from costiy bloodless campaign of de- man   arose   proceeded   to   dress, vacation befL^leavinfff or Alert num*>er of-folks turned out. The  a small area such as between struction   in   the   garden   of  my and happeAed to glance through SJJ t�� reside Prizes  &r   top   scores  for   gents  here and Sechelt, as many as 16  fellow scribe from Wilson Creek the window,  for  a moment    he Y were  won   by  Mr  Roy Walker,  people   could   be   found   sitting aroused  the  ire  of  so  many  of  couldn't   believe   his.   eyes.   Out The Pie Shop has closed down and  lowest  by  Mr  Charles Me  down to tea or coffee at the same our residents. Bert tells me that there in hls orchard and garden for  the   winter   and   the  Misses Gill.   Top score for ladies went  time m a certain Vancouver de- since then he has been confronted gently feeding   (as  he thought) Whitlaw and McManus have re- to Mr Bill Bradshaw (playing as  partmental store.                                with the same ordeal and is still was a cow  with a few smother- turned   to   Vancouver.   Also   the lady) and Mrs. P. Punnett, lo\fr-  Such was the case last week, sympathizing   with  himself  over ed oaths, dashed from the house, Shack Cafe is closed. est.   Refreshments   were   served.  This  leads   one  to  wonder  how the loss of cabbage, tomatoes and grabbed a pitchfork and advanc- and   then   dancing   was   enjoyed  many  people  from the    district his special bed of brussel sprouts. ed   stealthily  towards  the  mar- Mr a.      Mrs  Ken  stokes  and until midnight.  fWorreVaSnc��oTef   covers" oufte^an      He ���������ed the "if"? t0 ^ ^'   ^   ^l^tfw *bv Mantel��� TheTmo?ored'to  the      Mr Dick Reed of Montreal is  area   and thSe ar^ hundreds oi local  g"ai:dian   of   !he   lawr!5d  b^e ��"Iw"^ %^rl coast for a vacation and to visit visiting with his parents, Comm.  area,  ana tnere are nunareas oi  order    But   reCeived   very   little which   to   remember   this   early Stokes's   sister  coffee   counters. consolation  for   his   efforts.   The morning snack, and with a lunge HeCtor Lawrence  I  met  Bert  Wright  the  other cop   asked,   "Have   you   a   fence dead centre   he stopped dead m   ���  around the place?" "No," was the his tracks. He had plunged these      Congratulations    to    Mr  reply,   then   countered   the   cop, awful prongs into the side of a Mrs James Collins on their 40th end.  "You'haven't got a leg to stand pile   of  sods  which  his   brother wedding anniversary    on    Octo- -,        ,             nn11.e . _. , enrna  on as it were.'' Here now is the had   dug   from   the   garden   the ber 4. *�� ?nd MF,S ��� C��llin.s had so���e  $64   question    Are   animals  such day   previous.   Well,   all's   well of their family home for Thanks-  as thlsf aUowed to roam at will that ends well, and I'm not sure      Mr and Mrs Joe Matthew have giving-Mr    and    Mrs    Stuart  on   the   highways   and   byways whether     to     congratulate     Mr closed  their  home  and   gone  to ^mieson     and     three   children,  d?wn on toThlTeaches, ano. into Lucken   on   escaping   the   police Vancouver for the winter. Miss Marion ^ns^ancou--  people's property? If the answer court for assault,  or sympathize      Mr   and            R ver   and Mr Roy  Collins  doWn  is in the affirmative, let us hope with  him   for   being  the  victim and mtle gon Dayi     q�� Vancou_ lrom aoslon *ar-  that something will be done ab- of early morning double vision. vQ^   were   guests   of   Mrs   Bert The Ladies' Aid to the Bowen :  out it, because only a few miles T.0+11T.ri/_/q *������ +h~ James   for   Thanksgiving   week-  United Church  held their regu-  from here, Vancouver district to      Mrs G. Reid returned from tne end to 1q���   ri-1-ri+v1i���  ���oQ+i,.<r   ���    r.n^.  Mrs  and Mrs A. H. Reed.  Mr  and  Mrs   Dan  Sutherland^  and were here' over  the long week-  Wm. McFadden  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?  Choice  be correct, there is a law which city after spending a week visit-  says_you fence your cattle in, or mg friends and relatives, and by      a Thanksgiving service at the  else  and it would seem to me to the way, she just got back under Bowen United Church was held  ' the wire, and was able to attend on Sunday,  October 9. The Rev          a party, sponsored by the VON, v. H. Sansum was speaker. The  a report of which you will prob-    ably read in another column.  lar   monthly  meeting   on   October 5.  Skinny men, women  gain 5,10/15 lbs.  Red Cedar Yellow Cedar Fir  IN ALL DIMENSIONS  ROUGH - PLANED - SHIPLAP  We deliver anywhere on the Peninsula  BURNS & JACKSON SAWMILL  Phone Wilson Creek 15 M-2 Wilson Creek  KEN WOODS and NICK GIBBONS  New Owners of  Peninsula  Cabs  Express the   sincere  hope  that  they  may  have  the  privilege of serving all the old customers as well as  many new customers of  Peninsula  Cabs  PHONE 66  DAY   OR   NIGHT  ing out satisfactory.  Well   for   several     years    the     The Misses Sonia Luxton and ____________  people  from around  these parts joan Bayliss from Victoria, who Get New Pen Vim Vigor  have   been   talking   "Community are at present at the Molar Col-  ���   Hall:" We did hold a few meet- iege, Vancouver studying the art   iff ft;'^��^&?B^  irigs at about the time the VON 0f  hairdressing  were visitors to   ;^^t^me_^T^Jl1^l5!ff  quotas came into being. And that Davies  Bay,   in  the  same party   ^erta.^feMre^^^��  wrote "finis" to any further et- was Cadet Bob Luning who has   ��������. ostrex. iu tonics, ���timuia&ti. inyiW,  forts we may have had in view been stationed at Esquimalt, and   w�� M0o'r_b ^gfeW  at that time. However, we have is en route to his home in Win-   SSS_??_��^^^SS_��fefe^SS&^a^&iiiai  been offered  a temporary  place nipeg. Mrs Luxton was the happy  and a committee was formed to hostess for a few days,  go into details and report to a  general meeting, the date of Whilst Jack Macleod and Mr  which will be anounced shortly. Dowling were out fishing last  It is hoped that all residents of week, they had quite an inter-  Davies Bay and surrounding esting though frightening ex-  areas will support this effort for perierice. It appears that Jack  a Wilson Creek Community Hall, heard   an   unusual     noise     but  n/r     -_-,    4.ttt-^i.x    u~ -u.___i T-~,,r, could not attribute it to any rec-  Mrs Bert Wright who had been        ized   go he  ��  touS^^Wc^uJfa? her sharP lookout whilst hi* Partner  daughter    Beatrice    during    ner smoked  th     t   ��� t d      Q     d  illness   returned   to-Davies   Bay gl unconcerned. Again  and reported everything is turn- ^ ypeculi^.   sound     0CCU1fred>   . y. x'   ���  this time accompanied by water  spouting a number of feet in the  air. At once Jack shouted to Mr  D. to row like  for the shore.  Being a little deaf, Mr D. made  no change in the speed, but Jack  had sighted a whale, which as  he thought was too close for  comfort. Just at the same time  his partner also saw the danger  and pretty soon the two fishermen were closer to the shore  than they ever dreamed of being  in such a short time.  ___��� 6. 10, 16 or 20 lbs. you need tor normal w��lf M.  Ooeta little. New "get acquainted" tlM Ml* W*.  Try famoua O-trex Tool' Tablet! (or oew yl����r  __a added poinda. thla very day. At al) druntna.  IHE  DEMERARA  RUM  Hassan's  The Old  Established  General Store at  PENDER HARBOUR  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  I had to break my column here  to chase the cows out of Mr  Brookman's garden and a few  minutes later Mr H. A. Agget  had run them out of the rear of  the same garden. Later on I had  the pleasure of running them off rL.      , . .        .      L,. ���     ���  my lot. My loss was negligible, This advertisement is not published,  because I don't think even cows or displayed by the Liquor Control  like flowers. Board or by the Government or  British Columbia.  .rt  Fast Freight Service  SAILINGS THREE TIMES WEEKLY  NO CHANGE IN  SCHEDULE  Load Monday for  Gibsons  Roberts Creek  Davis Bay (Wilson Ck.)  Sechelt  Halfmoon   Bay  Secret Cove  Pender Harbour  IrvinefTLdg.  Hassens Wharf  Garden Bay  %.  Load Wednesday for  Gibsons  Roberts Creek  Davis Bay (Wilson Ck.)  Sechelt  Load Thursday for  Gibsons  Roberts Creek  Davis Bay (Wilson Ck.)  Sechelt  Halfmoon Bay  Pender Harbour  Irvines Landing  Hassens Wharf  Garden Bay  Nelson Island Points  Davidson Marine Freight Limited  ARROW TRANSFER ~ SHED No. 1  Phone Vancouver TA 5041  Sechelt 63 or 31C  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 Date to be Announced  Buy o book of tickets���the more tickets you have!  the- more prizes you can win. t.  pJiS-  PS.  sag  art,  *?��  pfti'5.  see  MM By "ARIES'  MRS RUTH Mitchell, secretary  of Ladies Auxiliary to Canadian Legion Branch 140, was  chosen as official delegate to  attend the executive meeting of  Provincial Command to be held'  at Mission on October 28. A formal resolution will be carried to  that body appertaining to the  neglect of war veterans of World  War 1914-1918 who did not  serve in a theatre of war as laid  down by the government at that  period. It was pointed out by the  President, Mrs G. Batchelor, that  it was through no fault of the  men concerned that they did not  get to France and other active  zones, many of them went down  with illnesses from which they  are'  now   incapacitated   but   are  , hot old enough for old age pensions   and   not   eligible  for   war  ;: veterans allowance, the hope  was expressed that by constantly keeping the plight of these  veterans before the powers that  be, the Canadian Legion will be  able to get this unfair legislation  rescinded for an act more fair  to  everyone.  j We are sorry to hear that Mrs  Martha Froom has had the misfortune to break her leg. We hope  that it will not be too painful as  it is very difficult when one is  getting along in years to throw  these things off as one. did when  one was young, but Mrs Froom  has plenty of spunk so we know  she will come along alright.  So nice to see Mr Bert Hackett  back in church Sunday after his  lengthy illness, we missed him  very much. Mr Hackett is postmaster here and will be assuming his duties again in the near  future.  j Called on Betty Youngson  f (Mrs H. Ingram) also and she is  \ coming along splendidly if the  | size of the meal she was tucking  * away is any indication of how  , she feels there is nothing much  \)wrong with Betty that lots of  i rest won't cure.  '���  !..    Mrs George Batchelor will act  i as chairman of the Poppy Day  fund committee this year and it  is hoped that -Branch: 140 and  [Ladies Auxiliary will have  many workers in the field for  the one day in the year set aside  for this most worthy effort. Poppies and wreaths will be on sale  in all stores and canvassers will  make calls on the schools and  homes.  ��� Happy birthday to Mr V. F.  Dunn, Pop to us, one of our old  timers on the Peninsula and^a  veteran lineman now retired.  ���j. A very successful tea sponsored by St Hilda's Church in the  'Legion Hall was enjoyed here  [.recently and during the after-  moon a floor show consisting of  'three numbers by the little girls  group were much applauded. The  ?Hula girls were Eleanor Powell,  Margaret   Williams,   Diana   Mc  Coll, Diane Parr-Pearson, Dar-  len Laycock, Dorothy Larsen and  Darolyn Cook. Mrs Oswald, the  wife of the Vicar, thanked the  girls for the entertainment and  also the group for the work  which they do. Tea was served  by the young mothers, Mrs Jack  Redman, Mrs Cecil Lawrence,  Mrs D. McColl and Mrs M. Schotf  It is nice to see the younger  women coming to the fore with  their church work which has  been carried on for so many  years by the older group of  women, who were still on hand  in the kitchen and on the novelty tables. Mrs Uttley is president, Mrs Gunnar Hansen, secretary and Mrs Postlewaithe,  treasurer.  Mrs Louis Hansen and Mrs  Neil Hansen have gone to Vancouver for a few days, also Mrs  Jack Nelson and Sheila are  away on a short holiday.  We very much enjoyed the  amateur night sponsored by  P-TA recently in the Indian  Community hall. This was a  brain child of Mrs Wilbur Hicks  of Wilson Creek and looks as  though it is here to stay. We  were a little disappointed however that the Indian boys with  their cowboy outfits and accor-  dian and soft singing accompan  ied with the guitars did not get  a prize, they really are good, but  of course it is dificult to please  everyone as some like some  things and some like others and  the judges under the chairmanship of Horace Walton Broker  should know better than we do.  All the entrants were so good it  must have been difficult to make  a fair choice. Barry Redman and  Frank Postlewaithe were really  very good also. We have a lot  of talent here and it is nice to  see the young people taking such  an active part, especially to hear  special mention of Mr Bob Cook,  the BC superintendent, whose  unfailing good humor and willingness and ability at the piano  is so well known in these parts.  The master of ceremonies, Captain Andy Johnson, did a very  good job and filled in all the  gaps on the program with his  sense of humor as a matter of  fact, some of the small fry wanted more stories. President Al  Jackson awarded the prizes and  with reference to the accomplishments on the part of past-president Mrs Guy Powell, and the  work of Mrs J. Derby the evening came to a close with the  National  anthem.  We hope it is not too late to  wish G. H. Walker a happy birthday. Hear he had one recently.  THE COAST NEWS, Saturday, Oct. 15, 1949  7  By   JEAN  JEFFRIES  THE LOCAL fishermen were  bustling around today in preparation for dog salmon fishing  after looking pretty glum for the  past week. Some stripped their  nets and others were about to do  so, and while all this was going  on they'd gather in groups and  discuss ways and means of making a living, other than fishing.  But come Sunday night and the  news that the strike was over  and everyone was happy again.  Sorry to hear that Mrs C. Beale  has been a patient in St Mary's  for a few days. I understand she  is home again now and feeling  much  better.  The boys all got together last  week and reshingled the Co-op  store roof, and laid the foundation for the office.  Mr and Mrs T. Peddie and  young Phillip made a fast trip  to town last week.  Arabia   is  sometimes   referred  to as Araby.  Patagonia is in southern South  America.  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  FINE OLD  NAVY  m9 Dj*$P?f  L Bottled & Shipped by  TD  LONDON,ENGLAND  This advertisement is not published oi  displayed by the Liquor Control Board ot  by the Government of British Columbia.    |  Hospital Insurance is everybody's  business. Cut this out and keep  for reference.  -.'r."-v^nr",i'r ��^>,;  * Rfiflittt t0ti��  BILLING tERTiifCATE  WITH FIR|| PAYMENT  Your first instalment was payable October 1st. Your  second is payable November 1st. If you are paying  by this method, you will receive your Hospital Insurance Certificate for 1950 after payment of at least  half the annual premium.  Keep instalment payments up to date.  The  following important information  should be noted:  1. RETURN BILLING CERTIFICATE WITH FIRST  PAYMENT.  2. The Billing Certificate is of no value to you until  it has been validated after at least half the  premium is paid.  3. Paid up Billing Certificate becomes your Hospital  Insurance Certificate for 1950.  4. Your remittance will identify your choice of payment plan, i.e.���Annual, Semi-Annual or six equal  instalments.  5. ARREARS are shown on the stub in ink and must  be paid in addition to the premium before the  certificate can be validated.  6. USE THE MAIL WHEREVER POSSIBLE.  7. Notify District Office promptly of change in marital status, dependents or address.  8. Make cheques, money orders or postal notes payable to the B. C. Hospital Insurance Service and  return with the Billing Certificate to District  Registrar and Collector, B. C. Hospital Insurance  Service at the office at which you are registered.  9. REGISTRATION OF NEW RESIDENTS. As soon  as new residents take up residence in B. C. they  are required to register by contacting their nearest  B. C. Hospital Insurance Service local office.  AP  Don't put your billing certificate away.    Mail It now  #V with your remittance to assure protection for yourself  and your family.  Ask any of the thousands who have received benefits what they think of Hospital Insurance.       h-m�� Sechelt, B.C.  Editor, Coast News.  SIR���I always say at the end  of the season that I will do no  more canning. I spluttered  through a whole morning, after  peeling, straining, processing, all  I came out with was two sealers  of tomato juice, plus bad humor.  At this point Miranda the cat,  speaks up with her feline philosophy. "Why haven't you a deep  freeze instead of a high fry all  the time"? It got me thinking.  When the canning starts, I have  to hunt for the sealers. They  are packed in the sheds for the  winter���a pack rat would do  a better job.  With  the  help  of  the  dog,   a  THE COAST NEWS, Saturday, Oct. 15, 1949  good pointer by the way, I find  the big ones first. I start putting  the small fruits in them, thinking I will find the small ones  soon, I do, when the large fruit  is ripe. And so it goes. The labels  come off, I have to open four  sealers to get one.  A friend of mine from Win-  nepeg told me some years ago  that the women in BC did too  much canning and baking, she  claimed at that time, the women of Winnipeg did not, not the  farm women of course, they have  to can the surplus. It would be  stupid not to. She claimed we  caused   unemployment.  I never could see the economy  in buying fruit to can. There is  a spoilage whether we admit it  or not, all we feed is our ego.  (This is like true confessions.) I  MARY W. RENNIE  ONCE AGAIN Thanksgiving day  . has been celebrated throughout Canada by a nation grateful  for the innumerable blessings  bestowed on it���not alone for the  abundance of produce from land  never could understand the  people that had families here  and idle too, sending back east  for their merchandise. The merchants could do something too, if  they would come off their war  time stilts, get into no man's  land, and find out what makes  us tick, or turn us over to the  U.N.  Margaret Allan  OCTOBER 28, Pender Harbour ��� Annual Masquerade Dance at Irvine's Landing Hall. Sponsored by P.  H. Badminton Club.  NOVEMBER 5, Pender Harbour  ��� P-TA Fall Bazaar, sale of  home cooking, fancywork, candy,  ice cream. Tea at P. H. Superior  School, 2:30 p.m. Transportation  provided.  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 dote.  and sea, but for the privilege of  living in such a wonderful country of opportunity.  Everybody who could take advantage of this last holiday of  the year, did so, judging by the  visitors here. Most of the folks  who have summer cottages make  this week-end the last visit for  the season and close up their  places for the winter. Among  the number we saw were ��� the  Misses Dunmore and B. Turn-  bull.  Miss Grace and Miss Florence  Jones spent the week-end at  their summer home here.  Mrs Savell is the guest of Mr  and Mrs T. Humphries at present. They have just returned  from a trip to Calgary and Portland, USA.  The Nansen family were weekend visitors at their camp at  Soames Point.  The Misses Laverock were  week-end visitors at their summer home.  Misses E. and M. Potter had as  their guests for the week-end  their friends Mrs Scott and Miss  Sillar.  Mr and Mrs Robert Doherty of  Ladner have. been visitors for a  few days at the home of the Misses Doherty.  Mrs R. Johns, with her two  sons, David and Derek, spent  the holiday week-end with her  parents, Mr and Mrs Banks.  Mr and Mrs Wales and family  were occupying their summer  home on the beach during the  holiday week-end.  The Grantham's family also  were in residence in their cottage on the beach over the weekend.  Mr and Mrs Baron were up for  the holiday as usual. We were  pleased to see that Mrs Baron  was able to get around with the  aid of a crutch. She had the misfortune to break her ankle while  she was here on Labour Day.  Mrs Lowes was back again in  Granthams at the week-end. She  was visiting her sister and brother-in-law, Mr and Mrs Farrow. Mrs Lowes was accompanied by her son, Marshall, and his  wife and two small sons, from  Assiniboin, Sask.  Mr and Mrs McCluskie were  among the visitors who were  closing up their summer home  until the spring.  The passengers at Granthams  who intended to go on the "Machigonne"  at  four o'clock Mon-  By KAREN STOCKWELI_j  ���    '   ''_  SUMMER is over now and bav  to Guides we go. Our lead  this year is Mrs. Derby wi  Miss Turner helping. The p?  rols will be changed around e  cept  for  leaders  and  seconde.  lOur company is much small  this term, as many girls ha  quit, (which is too bad), a  not   many   have   joined.  Mrs. Osborne very kindly dCj  ated half a jar of pennies, nick;  and dimes to us. This money v,  help us out greatly. Thank y,  very much, it was a big jar, ll  We had a very short meet;.  consisting of a few annour^  ments, collection, and a slff  campfire. Miss Turner intej;  to teach us a few new songsj  well. j..  Let's hope Guides is a big, :��j  cess with such nice leaders^.  Our ��� last meeting was heir |  Mrs. Westons. We had about h  teen girls  attending. We ha/Jl  short conversation and then  out doors     and     practiced  stalking in a game which mj|  it much more interesting,  We had "Round the Blazi|  and closed with "Taps". We*  received some 2nd class p��|]  to study from Mrs. Derby, J  new  leader.  day were astonished to secij  sailing past without making  usual call. Evidently the nuM  of    passengers    from    Gil-,|f  made up the quota, and the,  here had to make the best j  bad  situation. To say the  it caused a good deal of ii  venience   to   the   passenger|il  most  of them had  their  hiy  closed and the water shut -otf  We are pleased to have Mil  Mrsx Haskins   staying   at   (1  thams. As our readers know  Haskins   is  the  Editor    of la  Coast News.  m  ���   ��<!  Legion Whist Drhfr  THE CANADIAN Legion S��fs  held their second whist $  of the season on Wednesday^  tober 12. These whist drive/"!  be held every secondLWedrifl  each ,month. ""^^tyl  It is hoped that more peopl^  take advantage of this fine ���'f  ing's  entertainment.    Time!|  bus leaves Wilson Creek iii  p.m.  A FREE CHANCE ON  IN MERCHANDISE  To Every Subscriber to  THE COAST NEWS  <_.  ���������-TS  Whose Subscription Does Not Expire Before July 18, 1950  HERE IS WHAT YOU DO  j ���l^f you are;already a subscriber send your $2.50 in with; the coupon and  your subscription will be extended for one year from;,its expiry date.  Your free titket on; the $5000 draw will be sent to you by return mail.  2,���If you are'riot a'subscriber fill in the coupon and mail it with $2.50 to  The Coast News, Gibsons, before Oct  15, 1949, and you will  receive  your free ticket on the $5000 draw as well as The Coast News every week  for one year.  �����*�����������������  I wish to subscribe (renew jny subscription) arid participate in the draw for $5000 in prizes. Enclosed find $2.50  for one year's subscription.  To  Iht (&m%t SfetttB  Name.  Mail  Address.  1 Year��� $2.50  Mail to THE COAST NEWS, SECHELT  :  [X  ���y\

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