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Array TflHBniilHBftB  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.  ��� iip ippi ap i iiiiMianiH_^M__p_-___B___aa-_  PXTBIiISHSD BY THE COAST NEWS, LIMITEX)  Business Office: Gibsons, B.C. National Advertising- Office, Powell Biver, B.C.  Vol. 4  No. |f  Sechelt, B. C.  Monday, November 28, 1949      5c per copy, $2.50 per year, by moil  ��� ��� ���  by  BILL SUTHERLAND  Editor, The Coast News  I ONCE knew a columnist who  Question-ol the  Hour: Will Provincial  Government Give?  GIBSONS ���Whether this    community goes bankrupt for the  Requesting Plebiscite  Next  ibson  [    started writing his column with remamder of the fiscal year de  a, long harangue  about   aU the PfiJ5 ?? h?w.g��od ��* the word  Jthings he was going to do . . .  of-*be Provincial Government,  claimin' he  would    never    raull     vJllage    Commissioners    Wed-  nothin'   down    without     puttin' nesday     cleaned    the     bankroU  somethin' in its place. He wound when  they��� a"tl_0^.zed   Payment  ation  :o Government  VILLAGE  Commissioners,  Wednesday,   reached  yet  another  milestone in the long drawn out battle of amalgamation.  Council,   faced   with  a   petition   from   District  Lot  686,   re-  NAME  RETURNING OFFICER  up"Teilin' aifaboutVsHtiTand on grants   totalling   $847   for GIBSONS-At a meeting of ViL     ,            _     ,   ._  what  his  wife    thought    about wor}   d��n���Lon   the   PumPhouse lage  Commissioners last night questing a plebiscite on amalgamating, was stymied by lack  everything. This isn't that kind ro^dmfnni ^��rpH im���        ��, tont o^^rlti^ ��f direction  from Victoria.  Commissioner Mrs  E.   Nestman,  Sts&&^^       ^s^^^t&z^ &^��SS���� rtled,by past /bicke,rinss -d'h^ings/ t��Mved ^^sol  S^^^^^^ii^S^^ without first  getting some  con- Nominations will close at noon   fho "ovf ������'�� ��� ^' ��� +** chnnlrWc nf Hon   R   C   Mnr.  Sv v���rtt that t,WrlJiu   if crete   agreement   from   the   pro- December 1.  ^^������J^_^J5l^?tw; vincial government that it would  :   Ound. It 11 go somethin  like this. pay 50 percent of the total_part ���,   .   ,  I.ve     just     finished     meetm' 0f a former verbal agreement.  Sung,     easy     smilin',     Father     Commissioner W. SkeUet urg-  Dwyer,   As   Irish   as   Paddy's ed taking  the  gamble.   "There's  '^,   he, was  busy twittin' "Mrs only  one way we  can find out  . ^   __-.__.  ewan about her knowledge of if we are going to be broke or WE KNOW, as you know, that advertising depends upon two  686, Headlands or the Village of  ^Lf ^'^^irT-y^th nc?tX ,he, said-   "If   the   g��vern" things, getting to the most people in the fastest, most  Gibsons   He refused to give us  S��-^^rSUS rTpff^Ve5^?.^ ^ ^^ ,Q5inu9 Y^m Aoping^r advisement in the manner   ^ satisfaction.  To the Advertisers  the next move squarely on the shoulders of Hon. R. C.MacDonald, Minister of Lands and Resources.   ��� -'     Said she:  "I tried to nail the  v    .      ,_ .    , r,,     ���   '".^minister down on what the next  move toward uniting should be.  I asked him how we could amalgamate without wrecking the  financial structure of either D.L.  ,     ,..   kThe, C��as* *<!"�� ���'V"*' new management as of De-  ^isTe, Then revest a plebis-  pal  Clerk  Robert    Burns    that cember 1. Circulation will be boosted immediately by means cite> anci very strongly urge that  "there's just enough left in the of a re-introductory offer which will find this paper in every the further thought  of amalga-  * +u;��_  *,���-���  ~*      i i_       t      ��" xw. "^ year. which nivp<. it th<=> he><zt 'linht ' "* move," she continued, "that  'JSS^ttVfMSTri reS^'^Sc^o^S^ Wh,C^lV%Vh^rSV^Lr _,-���___ ���  ,f n._   this petition be forwarded to the  lention him in startin' . . . the  jetter the . . .  L W&eri I first strolled-into Gib- treasury t0 cover this one bill."  Ions I met another man of the  '<>"    '    ' -   -r  UQth, a Mr H. V. Oswald, English Church, I think it was  p^frbm the old country too  g6fehied to be a nice sort of man.   f     jy      <���  ��i .. .���  ^hat I liked about  both these   IC  PrnhlhltlVP  phurchriien was that they could  X,J x * V_L1__.JJJ_1J_ V C  (talk   about   other  things.   Some THE EXCESSIVE cost has caus-  3f them can't you know.  ?��� Projector Cost  home on the Peninsula. It will be made brighter, breezier and mation could only be considered  more timely by virtue of the fact the staff will be your neigh- provided we were granted clause  bours, living here with you, spending money here in your com-  R*"  65.  (Clause 65 is the clause in the  munity. The Coast News is no longer a 'foreign' paper. It is ���.Vi~;    i   ? V    �� u  u /^ ���������.n .,,_... u.# u~_ : ,,~..- ~Ar. *~ 4-u^  ^.!l_-il_-4.     4.1 Municipal Act  which  empowers  -the  here to serve you by bringing your ads to the mostest���me certain    communities    to    raise  fastest. It is completely a Peninsula effort. As such it will sink money by virtue of local special  or swim. assessments. This  is  denied vil-  Delivery kinks,   which rankled in the past and generally lages under the statute.  ed ��e Se.arFUm'councTto" P~ . Publi,c 'ei��r'��nS Wi"< if ��Hr 2��**���* C��" moke. if s��< be X^7�����er ^f in�����"h *!  abandon any further plans    re- eliminated. Starting next week, The Coast News    is a    new  minister     on  this     contentious  McDonald    had  u^J^^^XJ^P*" ���* garding the:<purchase of a   pro- paper commencing what we hope will  be  a  long  career of SfSly^clined   to   commit  irtio everybody is in this locality, jector and screen for school and service whereby we can all benefit  Jetween   Vice   Prewer   and   his  community use, at least for this  ;ood lookin' wife, Anne and Mrs year.  X - -   ** s    "'    Testman who, among a thousand      This decision was reached at a  thiiigs, runs the Rose Jar  recent  meeting    of., the     Film Petition Can Be  ��*,   lye picked  up   so   much Council Held in the Sechelt Sup- ��- :;     Xi iX    Kii_  im, dope /about this, that and erior Scliobl. Oigneo. ���:pyyKJtiier  b^;^-ia_3i:.^i^;..I\:;te4n::: get the from the Council and is replsiced xiUvit?jpu/-t?fa  ftr^ijg)tit^of it.  I  liked   the  way  by   Mr   Frank  Wheeler    repre- GIBSON&���Municipal Clerk Rob-  Tince,   exrarmbured   corps,   ex- sentative from the Selma    Park  ert Burns pointed out to Vil-  bntreal,: ex-salesman,, handled  Community^ Club. Mrs K. Whi^ .  --����"'- P������� ��� - ;"- rttkttV 6SS6S  is dishin'.out of the information  aker   was   appointed recording lage Council,    Wednesday,    that *   ***Jf * **H99* 1#W  'wanted. He never said a wrong secretary.      "'X \ petitions   circulatea   re   amalga-  ord about anyone. His pictures   M _ mation were still in order despite PROPOSED secession of    Howe np "L5 nfCth?1n'i^t!><Tnt   n^  mT^S%S^yf. Safe Gibsons. Oldest ^U"^ by other than rate" ��JtZ?^?l?t_ SSL, .^SS pay^g 5^ tiS^t ^es���  himself on granting clause 65  rights, which have to come via  Order-in-Council.)  W. B. Boucher, organizer of  the petition, in presenting the  many-signature  request,.. pointed  iMJtttv thatX^  were "m6re than 80 percent in  favor of joining with Gibsons."  Speaking on the same point a  little later, he urged that the  "broader, more helpful view be  taken."  In some cases," he said, "the  ^uite a trick in a small place like  lis.  Met a  But Smallest  an equivalent house in Gibsons.  .������   .,     , .. significance.  Word received Sat-   ^7^vctiC1Vluuac   ��� * V"*"*-  Residents  can   sign  the  pre-     *.��� .     ���,. rrs,2rf�� nTam. mp.  Thls Proposed move is hardly a  GIBSONS-This village is prob- Ur^^^i^^ S^^Snf \ ���tl *J�� X'S?%!����*?% ^-^   one,   the   vTllage^wm  tall,  easy  goin'  fellow vig^ye ^jg*0** incorPOTated plebiscite,"   he   said. "But   only TTlo^Trom ^Ho^ra^  B.  also   gain. b^' inTased   annUal  the wharf. Seems Tom      chlirSan oi ViUage Commis- ^SSL^tSf^^olS Strai^  MiniSter  ��f    EdUCati<  rilson gets a kick out of life. He sioners, Jim Drummond, pointed  -     Pieb!s?lte, l\se}L    He ^quoted has   led  observers  to  believe  a  pv^at ��_e' wh^f. ^^1^ ViChgalrman'Co-f ViUage Commis- ^S^^tSl^^ol^ W���^Mi3Sif  S^SSto ^oTncil^asTnan  Tilsongets a kick out of life. He sioners, Jim Drummond, pointed the Munick,al Act as Sthontv     has   led  observers  to  believe  !  as tellm' me  about the army out at the council meeting Wed- Municipal Act as authority.    definite   answer   to   the   conten  lastwar ��������� that trench war long nesday   that,     despite   the   fact      In discussing the "hot potato," lious   question  first  reported  in  Ufo, I mean. In action when only Gibsons is one of the oldest in-  Mrs Nestman urged that person- Coast News, is in the offing. Fol-  ^venteen, the genial wharfinger COrporated villages in the prov-  alities be left  out.     There    are lowing is the telegram received  topped  tellm'   stories   long   en- jnce> it still is  the smallest.  He enough  sound  points    for    and by Mr Drage: I will be delighted  high  to  halt one  of the  barge was remarking on the growth of against amalgamation, the Com- to receive  the    delegates    from  ^d?,j[ro^ reloading some mer- other municipalities in compari- - missioner  pointed   out.   "There's Howe Sound Islands on Monday,  ���naindise that had only just been SQn to here when arguing on the no need to become personal and December 12, at 9:30 a.m. Dele-  inloaded.  "That  don't pay,  fel- ever     contentious     question    of let petty meanness dull the per- gates will come    from    Bowen,  Council was unanimous in forwarding the petition. "We will  wait and see what happens  now," commented the chairman.  Meeting Column  spective."  fers,"   Tom   admonished   easily, amalgamation.  ?he barge hand grinned a weak  ����������� ���^-   anda grin and tried to look non-   _      . ,       ,     _  halant as he scurried onto the HeSiaentS Frotesting  iHfr ��� X  The new mate on the Machi-  bnne had only just docked a big  'reighter from England when he  as" given   a   mere   four   hours  otice that he wuld have to reeve Johnny Bannion on the concerted Fairmile. Dave    Lanyon,  hat's his name, advised that this rAK,CTm irTIAM  l^^j ��� nui.^i  vas hardly enough time. .    but CONSTRUCTION  has started once again on  Roberts Creek  ie made it jiist the same. wharf. Eaten out by wild southeast winds last year, the  ���_,.._,        , ,,        ...    j. former   structure,   costing   $85,000,   lasted   less   than   four  '7^^5-��S^S^i!S^'mon1,hs- The  breakwater now under construction  is  of the  .roubles*. Post  Office  employee ^ii j      -j^ *_ ��� j.   ^ ..  Pyril Ross, visitin' His mothers? sa,me Seneral Pian^ and residents are strong in protest against  Gibsons, has his share. He and what is ..termed a    gross waste of money."  ;he rest of Vancouver post office      xt may he  recalled that con- ��� ,    .  tafihaye been swamped with lecture,    following    the "weak"  Start Rebuilding of  Roberts Creek Wharf  Gambier, Keats, Paisley Islands.  Requests are being received from  various   smaller   islands   for   in  MONDAY,  Nov.  Trade.  Tuesday,     Nov.  28���Board    of  29���National  elusion in the secession scheme.  Fi}m  showing  at  Sechelt    Superior School, 8 p.m.  Friday, Dec. 2���National Film  showing at Selma Park Community Hall, 8 p.m.  Car Parking By-law  Approved at Gibsons  GIBSONS ��� This seashore  community, long a summer resort  without roads or highway signs,  rr-u-TT. pnTTr. .c-i j. iU   -vr 4.-      i   *s  now  conceding that  progress  THE FOUR films of the National  has arrived  Peninsula Dec.  Film Program  Is Announced  Film Board's December 5 pro  gram are varied and interesting.  Village   Commissioners,   Wednesday,  gave third reading to a  "The Sea, My Native Land" in by-law prohibiting  parking    on  black and white is a tale, told by one side of the main street. Cows  ..wpaK..      _���     _      . .., ��� .      a sailor,   of the romance of far may?     and do>    wander at will  ... r.       ,.    .--     . . ^          ii       j  estimate    is    available    on    the places;   of  the  lonlmess   at   sea; ai0ng  the  thoroughfare   (there's  *_^^^':P^^:Httie.Cluristmas  c������ ^st_ year,^_ allowed ��� amount  of  rock-fill which  will the ^improvement    in    working no   ��ound law i^Gibsons), but  sush  rm old country^ festive ^ka^r*^p^t^f?51^ be needed, to ballast behind the  conditions   due   fe international  aut0mobiles, they are dange'rous,  TTil claims   the -rush  is ^^^f��� %**suction  ef Piling-cribbing  lining a Part of af?rpp���Pnfc   m*   nf  WPf,1Ml   ^  - -���-������^-  heavier now than when the boys  proved  correct,   ine suction  ei- ..     sollfheast ��?idp whprp procjinn  ''"������  "      "���' fect   of   leaking   waves   pulled ���^ Sbeen .frticulariv  out the gravel from behind the nas  Deen particularly  ^vere 'over there.'  severe.  ing and what happens 2000 feet  equally   pleasant   and   the   film  in the air. tells why.  "The   Rising   Tide",     also     in      These films will be at Sechelt  black and white, is a story of the  November  23  and December   5;  "Stand by to Jump" in black  h Big Jim Allan topped talkin' rough rock cribbing, thus weak.     A movement  is now afoot in ^i^Lflllft^f^^ S- P+lea+san* waJ5  bi* ^sequent  radio long enough to recall some enkfg the ballast uitil the whole Roberts  Creek for bringing the of army parachutists m the mak-  visits  to the dentists chair are  bf'. the scrapes that local coastal structure fell easy  prey  to  the allegedly poor construction plan  J)pats have^^ been in  within the 50-mile-per-hour gale which to the notice of proper authori-  JastXfew years.  Seems  the  big, swept the coast early last year. ties.  S HTcS-y to-wf tSe: pufhl^ofwhich ��T��^S[     �� is c0^nded V* T ^ ^ vUb��e> 'ta the.M"aritjmes ?ibS?f ��"embf, 6 ��t ^T'  ISaS- ���������������SrJrliS��Z��h   f   rWA an^  new  ldeas   along  the  lmes and   the   co-op   organizers   from  ber 15; Bowen Island December  COaSI- '!,_ SSSt   i�� ;YrSnSS used on the Atlantic coast should St. Francis Xavier University. A  16 and December 20.  '   Joe  Shutz  is  lookin'   forward �� Sw^Ss tifli hP nwd    be    followed-    Emphasis to the story   of  men  whose  livelihood  to  gettin'  into his  new service ���ai+���   lljlS   flX   ���rnrl7  ^ movement has been gained from might have been wrecked except  fetation, now rising at the comer  ea   xo   comPieie   me   worK-   1N!0 the belief that the same type of for the co-op plan,  [of the wharf road. He said some- ~^ structure    had    previously been      "Teeth are to Keep", in colour,  .thin'  about  hopin' this    winter got more than a passin' interest built   at   Westview   with   catas- is a cartoon about a boy named 30IAH3S  would be easier thaii last. Joe's in taxis and trucks around here; trophic results. Roger who meets his dentist in 0  3  VIHOXOIA  AHvaan aviOMiAOHd ����Har Wastage At Roberts Creek  By   Cherry   Whitaker  MEETINGS  .  .  . Meetings .  .   .  Meetings!!���Mr President . . .  Madame Chairman ... I move  ... I second . . . notice of motion  . . . out of order���Oh brother!!  We read about chronic fatigue,  battle fatigue and just plain fatigue (I think the latter is mostly  confined to tired feet)���But I am  sure that a survey of the situation would reveal an even more  harrowing type of fatigue���This  should be classed as meeting  fatigue. It has a set of symptoms  peculiar only to this brand of  weariness.  It is not easy to diagnose because the symptoms are discern-  able only to a shrewd observer  or in the bosom of one's family.  This fatigue is not accompanied  by nervous ties, twitches or tantrums (except at meetings and  here is unremarked)���the thing  is more insidious.  One of the first signs is the  increasing frequency with which  you grab a pencil and paper the  minute the phone rings���If you  are on a multi-party line this, of  course, adds to the fatigue���If the  ring is yours and the caller is a  committee member, or an executive member or just a mem-   ber of anything the ensuing con-  ffc-*.���-!^-.^ ��5rfB.*  versation places no strain on the Mmmstmrnamsm.   �� J_LfeMgEll.  system. But, if it happens to be  someone quite normal the going  is prettv grim EDITOR     Coa^f   ft!V��wc__'K1i'rct    t  *    ������^   .c���^.-. ������_.- -�����_.~ ._.��� ^w_~    p____.wp~__p~.lj-p.    ._*_...-..~__._*_,     ..____.-_    ._.  Hello-how are you-very well      would'like to coVgTatulate you  t/^^^Tl^l^^J^ mi?" Say in,' OUr l0Cal preSS  is  thank   you-<pause)_Yes   it   ��� on  your very fine  editorial V  ^IV",.*����� Vh5  ^te "^  ONCE  again  Roberts  Creek resounds to  the  chug of piledrivers, but the dull thuds are  nearly drowned by the mournful whine of  taxpayers as they peer into their scanty community pocketbooks and wonder if again they  will be "taken" for another $100,000. Last year  a wharf and rock-wall breakwater was built  by a local firm at approximately that sum.  This year the government has boosted the  amount to be expended on building again the  same wharf for the same purpose in the same  place and in approximately the same fashion.  What a farce!  Speculation is rife at Rberts Creek as to  whether the new wall will last the winter,  or will it take the beatings of spring and the  scooping southeast winds of yet another fall  before it becomes a foundation for yet another  $100,000   expenditure?     .  More   than  600   residents   of  this   coastal  community are conscious they are costing the  taxpayers of Canada more money than is wise.  They fear someone has blundered. They can  forgive this happening once, but twice is beyond a joke. It is argued that a competent  engineer should lay out a breakwater and  wharf, the like of which has been proven before.  The engineer idea sounds sensible. It is  a suggestion which every taxpayer conscious  of tax dollar values will expect to be followed.  It is a suggestion which should be heeded by  our own federal member, Mr James Sinclair.  Roberts Creek must have a wharf���one  that will last for many years. Roberts Creek  and the whole Sechelt Peninsula cannot, and  will not, have its public works quota wasted  by incompetent, shortsighted handling from  either Ottawa or at home.  with the very large element  on valuable  space  to  further reply  the  Sechelt Peninsula  who  dis- to them.  Letters To The Editor  approve of the by-law it cannot      Again thanking you    for    the  possibly pass. Last time it bare- excellent    editorial,    which    I  Sincerely,  Francis Drage, JP  ,. ,. . ;._,-,���,.-,. Remember that last time it had  lovely   weather    (foggy,     rainy, garding the school by-law. It is onl    a majority of twelve votes  windy or lousy as the case may  certainly an excellent appeal to with all the  effort    ut out and  S^ ;��� '   " _AS?      T rPuUSe' ..��?8'er reaS��n  ��n  b0th Sides- some non-voters voting. MORE ABOUT SCHOOLS  domSn?1 "^ Z haVG      b    n J��F   thtl irPr\V ��f  ST      However * have  a SU^estion Th^Id^llaTN���"  Rifht S'you cast around in J����ga2? ** ^^ thlS 1S the to make. We want nothing from  THIS  TOPIC  has  been bandied  the Subconscious   with the wild bltUdX1��n- .-_,��. ihe  Sch��o1  Area-  Therefore  the      about  and  become  controver-  tne  suoconscious,  wim w ,     We cannot aiford the pro- remedy   is  obvious. _ As  long   as  siai to such an extent, that the  GIBSONS NEWS  By E. NESTMAN (  WA AUXILIARY  NEWS J  LEGION  109  REPORTS read at monthly meeting of the Women's Auxiliary  to Legion, show that the Turkey  dinner of Armistice night, was a  financial success, apart from the  social end of it all. Poppy fund'  total  amounted to  $127.  It  was  decided   to   hold     a     Christmas  party for the children of Legion"  members, from ages one to ten,.  on Dec. 29 in Legion Hall. A tea,  and sale of work will be held onl  Dec.   14   in   the   afternoon.   The|  Dec. meeting will be held on the;  15th,   election  of    officers    will{/  take place and plans made for a<  Christmas party. It is hoped thai-:;  a full group will attend.         |  ST MARY'S CHURCH NOTES   jj  The drawing for    prizes    was7  held at the whist drive held in'.  Legion   Hall   Monday,   Nov.   14J.  Winners of prizes for this drawi���'_  ing: Mrs Alice Morrison,  of Se;j;  chelt, won the coffee table, Mrw  Curran of Halfmoon, the breakjj  fast  set,   and  Mary    Walsh    o|  Granthams,     the     toaster.     Tb|^  drawing   was   held   at     Sechelk  There was a very fine attendance  at this card party, winners bem>  Mrs Johnson of Johnson Logging  Co,   who  won  the  trilite  lam^i  Mrs Taylor of Sechelt, the set ck  dishes,   and   Harry   Baycroft,   <|_  Sechelt, the electric iron.        : .$  The  ladies  wish  to  thank a^  who   turned  out to    help,    ac|i  made such a success, of their in  tial effort. It is hoped that othc$l  parties will be put on in the ne^J  future,  and we welcome all ox'  friends to these functions.  1  m  hope  of snagging  on    to    some      ~ d 'J~  we remain a partof the Sechelt  writer  as  a  comparative    new-  ^fir^^ort^ov^kXbe1^ +A^e    aTl    ^^ ^T^  Sch��o1 ^rea tbe HoWe SoUnd Is" com�� to this^co^try"'is  really  egg because theP sprained  ankle ta*f   for    the    Sechelt   Sch��o1   .ands will oppose any extraord- amazed.  was cured three months ago and ��|f- Qur ^^ ^    e                SedT^erSi" from Yo��  have  ner/ f "l"^  anyway  it  was some  one  else s  .^                                    unable   to  the Islands or^ rte SecheU SchoS and   truly   wonderful   land   and  ankle. At th1S point    by mutual take advantage  of the            sed  tne ^ an*��� ^ b^TbSh people   but *>u  are, slowly  but  consent  you both    quietly    say  -���unnl<,                                *   *          -    *��    e XT   i _��7.7>      j 1 *  _�����_. surely losjng your sense of per-  goodbye and sigh gently for the Scbool^e feel that by formine a  ��*w ^SZ?1*��lt^A^ ^���- I ���st aisk forgiveness  lost art of social conversaW        J^ ^ool Aref fo? ZhLI \?wT ��veZ����t ^fidenS *�� *** s�� critical   but this is  As   this   occupational   disease gound Iglands we can better Qur  �� w    Sty to do  Xs    and *riendly   and   h(^P+ful   ,,crit+1CT'  increases you find.that more and        ition  both  in  education    for  moreover if   Yass��d ^e will    aain Don't   get   all   "het   up"   at   the  more often you address the head  our chndren and in ^ ti      f      Siallenge    the    byTaw    in    the nei:ye of an Englishman daring to  of the house as "Mr President ��� ourselve<-                                               ^*��   i_i�� ���� ���S��ir.^ *vl write   and tell you Canadians how  4he firsj two or three tunes it is ^f|^ifeel ^at ^ is^either- SS& ^^HoW^1^^ S ^ ��� ^fT^ ?m ^ P-  ���SnTr   A 15S;  advantageous   tb   the   people   of  lands   You cannb. pass this by- fg+to do _that.   but l.TrJ��^  ate humour, but the time comes the Howe gound Igland            t                                        J                  J_ to  try and paint a picture    for  m^^%w?  thi^t Si���� the people of the mainland that  St School Area we are gettfng ^  *o   &ve  you  an     objective  ^V^r^L^^JhO^l ���e  remain  Within  the     Sechelt  P'0^ses  of support  to  help  j^ view of the picture as I see it.  out of order   Once in a while a Area   We can remain ^   begt   f 5efeaJi      thi    ��wo*aL Remem- Thls ?ch.001 problem is not 3ust  "Madame    Chairman"   will   slip friends and co.operate with two  ber that it is only a propoS a  Provincial responsibility it  is  out and  then the heat is really separate  areas  where  it   is   im.  of the residents on tLmaSand one for  your Federal authority.  nf JfS ttr��� t be SywaPtcrd p0Ssible for US t0 remain friends  whrwant itpassed     A    large /* I !*? M^. present system  of IF.  that must be    watched  and   co,operate  on  the    present number are with us against this of subsidization ls  crippling the  closely.                                                  basis   To have proper  co-opera-  measure service it is intended or supposed  ���   Ho"s?ho+11d requests begin to be tion there must be mutual bene_                                             ���              . to assist,  issued m the form of a motion. I  fit   fo both   id      The henefits at      ���^f��T**.\*ty^*e���H This Peninsula is a graphic m-  Tf  seconded by the youngest mem-  dentJo^our"Islands ^   * &  ^^  WB,nt   ^othin.g  S0^;  the   Penin- more  children of school age  to  ber who. likes action in any form.      6.tS Past Vatment renders co-  �� It Trom Sus��^>��ei^he oSanSa" Suffer for this?   '  You find that you are making 0peration more difficult bv rea- I- g *^L ��� , Xi v gi 1?^" If schools and other education-  resolutions, tabling meals and ^ of^eTact SatTe author- ^"ues? Let Te Coast News al facilitieS are not pr��vided f��r  adjourning to bed. You vote on ities of the sechelt School Board re<^uest- ^et. tne ,X- as f JJf them what will happen? The  any controversial subject; amend refused us a polling station at SpJInlP^thP m5iS3 J? ^ parents will move to cities,where  all rash statements; make a no- the time of tbe presentation of PeoPle ot .the mainland to sign they can get them. ������  tice of motion to use the car; the last by-law. We only secured ^vT'Smole ^e'moment^ we? are T^ ^eans tbe overcrowding  draw up the agenda for the day one  after  strong  representations  J^ ^T^tw ^"^0, of  y��ur  clties  which    in    turn  and  periodically call for  a _re-  to  the  Minister0.-��� of    Education  free the-matter is finished. Our  means   these   cities   will   spread  vision  of the constitution   (This  otherwise    the    Sechelt    School  ��Z^^lTL^^l, ��uL^It  and spread like ugly sores.  is hotly debated).  Board wanted  our money,    but  destiny and the by-law becomes  By the same reasoning    your  ..w._^   ���., w^,. jDuaru   warned   our   money,      dul   vn1ir���    T+   :���   fV,P  1.pq+   csnlntion    if        "y    "xv"   ^>��"^  __^o_.v/*_x_j.s     jrw^j.  These   are  all  symptoms ^of  a they did not want us to have a Z want vour bv trKV  country  will  not be    developed  ild  though^ increasing  fatigue.  say in the spending of it. J��� ZltZT\.w��� it  T  Sv   evenly.v   X0��� . Papulation     will  mild  The advanced stage, which is one  only solution,  because  as  I  say  cram itself into  corners instead  of spreading itself.  Take a look at the map of this  You find that it is increasingly was  unanimous for secession. It  ^"m.,l will' again^chaUenee^it Province>  see  w.here  the. people  small step this side of an institu-  meeting of the people of the Is-  law and if it should by misad-  tion, is much more noticeable.      i~~^~   ^^-,  i-   +i,~4. +t-_-   -,���*.^ ^  difficult   to     remember  You were present at the mass  we can and will defeat the b  leetmg of the people of the Is-  law and if it should b    ^^d  lands.  You know  that the  vote  venture  or misdemeanour again  -ifhjL was  unanimous for secession. It we wiU again chauenge it _ ..       ...... 0      ,  either was a very representative meet-  f_  th_  pfmrts   |rG  will not6Dav are, and then think, how are you  your   name,   age   or  where   you ing of people from all the Islands  Sr a hvWthrtcive^ aWute- ever going to develop the coun-  live. You go to one meeting only and organizations represented on  fv ,fn rPt�����Tnr   advanta^T to try? You must have schools, it's  to discover that all written mat-  the platform endorsing the pro-  JL n��   nT of* thl ��landV of no use thinking otherwise, but  erial at hand pertains to either p0Sal  consisted  as   follows:   The      wf w 1 ^7 E' fnVnd # the provision for schools is to  w  ^1^0^ *5S hS* w  Army, Navy, and Air Force Vet-  sh^%0TtL people  of  Gibsons' be  subject to  the  dictates  of  a  fore or the one to be held next .erans m Canada, of Gambier Is-  and the peninsula     We buy in certam section of your  popula-  week. land;   the  Canadian    Legion    of stores   and   are   good   cus- tion you wil1 certainly handicap  You can't answer any questions Bowen  Island,   the  Gambier  Is-  Vomers   we wish you    well    in the progress of this land,  relevant   to   the   subject    under land   Community  Association   of everv 'respect   We  hope  to   see      Now it is obvious that if, in a  discussion,   because     you     can't New    Brighton     t h e    Summer th    * ha ��      healthy  ahd pros- certain  area    there   are   only   a  remember what it is that you are  Homes Ltd. of Keats Island, the  -^^5   Because as far as School limited number of householders,  supposed to know, or if you ever property   owners  of Eastbourne,  matters are concerned  it is not they cannot  stand    the    cost of  did know it. It is sometimes sev-  the Bowen Island Property Own-  to QUr advantage to support their school buildings, but their chil-  eral days before you get a clue,  ers' Association, the Gambier Is-  proposai  It should not cause bit- dren must not be penalized,  by which time whoever wanted land Taxpayers' Committee, and terness    but    only    thankfulness      Why cannot the  Federal gov-  the informatin has forgotten why  proxys were also  held by dele-  that we are wige enough to de- ernment provide the money as a  it was wanted. This can be very  gates  representing  all parts     of gire t    depart than live* in per- loan at a very low interest rate?  fatiguing too. the Howe Sound Islands. petual friction A  l��w  progressive    school    tax  Then comes the    final    stage:      I do not think for one moment      j am not going to answer the based on income, that is to say,  You find that you are unable to  that such a meeting can be set jetter fr0m "40  Years" or "Mrs as. the population and the wealth  sit in a comfortable chair with-  aside   lightly.     I  firmly  believe Bill���   Neither have the  courage of   the  area  increases,    so    the  out   falling   asleep.     The     poor that if the by-law is again pre-  tQ   Xn their QWn names number   of  taxpayers     and  the  weary   frame   has   built   up   an sented it will be completely and      The pers0n signing "40 Years" rate of tax is increased,  aversion, not through an excess absolutely defeated, by the vote falls  back on  abuse  to    justify      This  may  be  a  slow way  of  of soft  sitting,  but from nights  of the residents  of    the    Howe  contentions  to  which he is  not getting the money back^-but it  draped over a bench, or a desk Sound Islands.    This time  they  man enough to sign his name is certain. The salient feature of  or a stool. will be completely organized and      ��Mrs Bm���  with a iamentable an   educational    scheme   should  The   moment     this     happens, with the large number of sum-  lack of theological knowledge en- never be overlooked. Mainly that  don't   waste   another   day.   Rush mer  campers'    votes    combined  deavours  to prove her point by an intelligent, educated citizen is  right   out   and   buy   yourself   a quoting the Bible in a paragraph not only an asset to the province  pne-way   ticket   to     somewhere fatigue���the   finale     of     which that is no way applicable. Since but also to the whole Dominion,  else because you are in the last   makes  the monkeys  at the  zoo both letters  are absolutely non- Remember, too, that in times of  horrible    clutches    of    meeting sound and look very intelligent, sensical I would not waste yow Continued on Page 3  OBITUARY  Passed   away   Nov.   20,     19  Sarah Ada, beloved wife of. Wij  liam A. Poppy, of Gibsons, B.C|  in her 74th year.  She leaves.';  mourn her passing her husban  two daughters, Mrs A. B. Wil}'  inson, and Mrs J. Hannigan, tw  grandchildren, one brother Hew  ry  Knight,   Saskatchewan.   Fu^  eral Tuesday, Nov. 22, 3:30 p.  Heather Chapel of Edwards Lt  Rev N. D. B. Larmonth, official  ing.     Interment    Forest   Xawp)  Vancouver.  P-TA MONTHLY  GIBSONS MEETING  Meeting of P-TA, held Nov.  in School Hall. In future met^j  ings will be held in the Elemerl;  ary school room as  it is   mu'  more  convenient for  serving }  refreshments for the ladies. TJ'  next   meeting  will  be  held  t.  12th of December a week befc  school breaks  up  for  Christa?  holidays. /;a  On  Dec.  8 it was  decided f  have   the   National  Film   Bos��  show, and it will be held in t!  United Church hall, to see if l$j  change down the  hill would |  beneficial  to  a    number    livif  down that way. Report of Kii^  men's  ticket  sales,   brought  c��  the fact that a Sechelt girl h$  won the main prize, having so^  $26  worth   of* tickets.   Bob  Njj  gren of  Gibsons    collected    t,  most tickets here, Johnny BarnJ  sold the most.  Still no report  of the  Denfj  Clinic   as   yet   from   the   Sch  Board. A round table discussi|  highlighted the evening, betwef*  Mr Truman on the negative si<j&  Mr Elliott, for the    affirmatif"  discussing Federal aid to Educl.i  tion. Some very fine points wejj1-  brought out in this debate and]  very interesting evening was tfo  result. Questions from the auS  ence  brought  this  discussion |J  a close. During the debate it  pointed out that BC has the hig|j  est  standard    of    education  Canada. $  Report re  the Teachers'  C<  vention   last  week,   brought  light  also  the fact that two  the honors of the meeting ca  back to  Gibsons.  Mr  Stan T:  man  was   elected  President  the North    Shore    Geographi  area. Mr Ray Elliott was elect*  as  Geographical representative"!  THIS #N THAT '  Cliff and Ross Gibsons noticf  home  for  visit  over  the  weel  end. Mr Boucher has sold his nei  home  on the  Boucher sub-div&l  sion to Mr Oulette of Granthan  Mrs Ryan of Gower now staj  ing with Mrs Husby in Gibsoi^l  Lloyd Howarths of    the    Dr|  Cleaners here has sold his bus*���  ness, and will be leaving the disjl  trict in the near future.  Some    very    interesting    fol  have  decided   to  take   up  thei  residence   in   Gibsons,     Mr  ax  ��� Continued on Page 8 IORE ABOUT ...  {Readers Right  Continued from Page 2  stress and strain the federal government calls on all to shoulder  hhe burden. For instance, if the  (federal government  can call on  I all, then all can justifiably look  >to the same source for necessary  facilities to provide good citizens.  !   To those who would raise the  bogey   of   bureaucratic interference  from  Ottawa  ���   I  would  say, don't, that is a red herring  that stinks.  Briefly, the country as a whole  .liould share the burden���until  jach area is sufficiently developed to do its share.  J. J. Jervis,  IEPLY TO "40  YEARS"  EDITOR,    Coast   News���I   have  been   asked   by   many   of  the  |>ermanerit residents to take up  ie   cudgels     on     their   behalf,  therefore    as    local representative of the press I feel it is my  }uty to give voice to their opin-  ms   of    the    letter  signed  "40  fears."  (' I will proceed to enlighten "40  rears." First he or she should at  ��ast wait until a full and com-  Lete   statement   of   fact   is   be-  Bre   them     before     letting   off  )eam. If course, I know we all  low   our   tops   at   times.   I   am  ?rry  to.  disappoint  "40   Years,"  [tit all the sound and fury does  )t  emanate  from   Gambier  Is-  Ind.   I   would   like  to   ask  "40  fears, "What price Keats Island,  lowen   Island,   and  Paisley  Is-  Jnd?"  ���{Quoting "40 Years": "J won-  ;r what Professor Larsen and  Killam and others of their  say about that."  i'l know, I don't have to won-  2r. It so happens that Profes-  Ijr Thorlief Larsen was on the  platform of the "Gambier Secession Meeting." For the benefit  of "40 Years" I quote the professor's statement made at the  meeting on November 13:  "Thank you, Mr Chairman. I  have nothing to say. The matter has been fully explained and  I have nothing whatever to add.  I came from Vancouver to represent people resident there and  I should like to say that you have  our full support." This quoted  section is from . the verbatim  transcript of that meeting.  It may interest "40 years" to  know that the residents of Gambier Island do not take very  kindly to his or her references to  our beloved Island, terming it  "a poverty struck piece of rock"  or a "rock ribbed piece of desolation." Nor do we. appreciate his  terming us "financially embarrassed nondescripts." For the information of "40 years" this poverty stricken piece of rock in 1948  contributed in the neighborhood  of $5500 (fifty-five hundred dollars) in good honest Canadian  Currency to the Sechelt School  Board. This year, 1949 the  amount will be anything from  $7000 to $12000 dollars. The exact  figures are not available. The  1948 figure was given by the  secretary of the School Board to  that much maligned gentleman  Mr F. Drage J.P. "40 years" mentions what the School Board has  done for the children of Gambier. Funny thing, I haven't  heard of anything that they have  done. My son had to take a correspondence course and after  making good as far as grade seven he had to stop because I was  too ill to guide him.  Gambier Island is not a "Rock-  ribbed piece of Desolation." If  the lady or gentleman, whoever  "40 years" is would like to see  mute testimony of that they are  welcome to come to Gambier at  SecheEt SchooE News  By   ELAINE  GOWLAND  AFTER much tense waiting, the  winners for both selling and  collecting the most shell-out  tickets have been announced.  Dorothy Larsen won first prize  for selling the most tickets in  the district. The prize���a wrist  watch.  Don Head took first prize for  the highest amount sold in the  school. He received a pen and  pencil set. Marge Jackson came  second, winning a pen and pencil set. Shirley McNutt, third, received a pencil. Dorothy Larsen  also won a pen and pencil set  for collecting the most tickets on  Halloween night. Congratulations, prize winners.  We are sorry to lose one of  our high school students, Don  Marcroft. He has left to work in  a nearby logging camp. School  won't seem the same without his  ever-flowing line of jokes.  Because of the Teachers' Convention in Vancouver, there was  a school holiday on Friday, November 18.  A very much needed sewing  machine was brought to the  school recently. This will be of  great help to the Home Economics students who would otherwise have to take their course at  home. Also received at the school  were a number of Library books.  These were donated by Mrs  Roger Green of Wilson Creek  and are very much appreciated.  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Nov. 28, 1949  ���mfgsff  Last year the federal government's purchases of butter  abroad and buying of the domestic surplus potato crop cost  Canada's taxpayers more than  $2,500,000.  Consumption of woollen and  worsted cloth in Canada in 1948  was 3.4 yards per capita.  And now comes an Englishman, assertedly back from the  dead, who says that life in the  hereafter is like working in a  garden. This is different from his  first story wherein he claimed  he went to heaven.  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?  DO YOU NEED  Fall Underwear?  WE HAVE IT  THE MEN'S SHOP  BAL'S BLOCK GIBSONS  Taxi Sir  Call CECIL LAWRENCE  Sechelt 36  PROTECTING YOUR CHILD  Life at a summer camp or picnic resort is often a severe mental strain for parents of small  children. Dangers in the form of  unfenced highways, deep lakes  and streams and open quarries  are often present and parents  find themselves constantly on  their guard. This is only natural,  but they should avoid over-protection which may rob the child  of initiative and a feeling of self-  sufficiency.  any time and view the many successful gardens.  I would like to make a suggestion to. "40 .years" and that is  read the whole paper not "just  the headlines.  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Enclosed find $2.50  for one year's subscription.  To  2Jlf�� (test Nniifi  Name   Mail Address.  1 Year ��� $2.50  Mail to THE COAST NEWS, SECHELT  T^ww^m^t^w^r^mxew^x rove  essmg in reace  This is the story of the Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service as  told hy M. D. Robertson, the Director of the work of the Blood Donor  Panels in British Columbia.  "YOUR BLOOD May Save a Life." This is the slogan of the  Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service, which is proving to  be one of the greatest humanitarian projects ever undertaken.  Actually the service arose as a result of the experience gained  in World War II, when 2,200,000 pints of blood were given by  the people of Canada, to be made into plasma, for the relief of  those of our fighting men who were wounded in action. It is  impossible to estimate the good that has resulted from this  generous gift, but certainly thousands of men, women, and  children are alive and well today, who would otherwise have  died from wounds or burns received in action, and in air raids.  EQUALLY  VALUABLE    IN PEACE of the red cells. They are the A  After the war, the Red Cross Group, B Group, the AB Group  considered that a service that (which contains some of the  had proved its value in war, characteristics of the A and B  should also be equally valuable Groups) and the O Group,  in peace, since people still die When a person needs a whole  unnecessarily in peace time, as blood transfusion, it is import-  they do in war time. ant that he receives  blood that  The Blood Transfusion Service matches his own. Hence, A  was then organized with funds Group blood must be given to A  provided by the Red Cross and Group patients, and so forth,  the first clinic was held in Van- Giving blood of a different group  couver in February of 1947. such as B Group to an A Group  The organization itself is fair- patient, will cause blood cells to  ly simple. In each province, there "clump" with possible fatal re-  is a Provincial Blood Donor Com- suits. However, under certain  mittee of the Red Cross, whose conditions, O Group blood can  duty is to enlist the services of be given to Group A, Group B,  volunteer donors. This is effected 0r Group AB patients, hence it  by Branch Committees in each is sometimes called the Univers-  centre of population throughout ai Group. In addition, to the four  the Province. In addition, there main blood groups, blood is also  is a Provincial Red Cross Blood classified into two types, called  Depot and Laboratory, staffed by the Rh Negative, and Rh Posi-  Doctors, Nurses, Technicians and tive type. These are determined  Nurses Aides. by the tendency of the blood to  In British Columbia a perm- react (positively) or not to react  anent clinic is set up in Red (negatively) to a serum that was  Cross House in Vancouver, with originally found in the blood of  semi-permanent clinics in Vic- the Rhesus monkey, hence the  toria and New Westminster, term Rh. So it is of vital import-  There is also the Mobile Clinic ance that blood that is transfus-  which operates from the Provin- ed is not only of the same group,  cial Blood Depot, and which tra- but also of the same Rh type,  vels through the Province, col- and it is the purpose of the Blood  lecting blood from the donors Transfusion Service to ensure  erjlisted in, each area by,, the., that: blood ^fi.all , groups., and  Branch Committee. All blood types is always available, free  thus collected is sent into the of charge. This is an important  Provincial Blood Depot where it factor, and has made a tremen-  is carefully tested, checked and dous difference in the treatment  classified, before being issued to of patients in our Hospitals,  the Hospitals throughout the WHAT IS THE CASH VALUE?  Province. Before   the  service  was  insti-  A FREE GIFT OF LIFE tuted, people who needed blood  The principle under which this had to rely upon their friends  service operates, is that blood and relatives (whose blood may  should be a free gift of life, from not have matched) or the blood  one person to another, and that was purchased from professional  no charge should be made for blood donors who made a prac-  blood or plasma, nor for its ad- tice of selling their blood at the  ministration, by any of the Hos- usual price of $15.00 to $25.00 a  pitals under the Red Cross agree- pint. Failing this, they frequently  ment. It depends for its success had to get along with saline and  on the unselfish gift of voluntary glucose preparations, with the  donors who want to pass on the possible delay in recovery,  free gift of life and health which The cost of blood from profes-  they enjoy, to their less fortun- sional donors was an added bur-  ate fellow citizens. These good den to the heavy financial, obli-  people are not giving their blood gations caused by the original  to the Red Cross. The Red Cross sickness, and if the patient was  is only the medium by which unable to pay, it added to the  this gift is made possible. cost of public contribution to the  WHAT IS BLOOD? Hospital. In cases where several  Blood can truly be called "The transfusions were necessary, the  River of Life." This marvellous cost of blood alone could mount  fluid, which cannot be manufac- to formidable proportions,  tured synthetically, but is only Now, with the free service pro-  made by the wonderful chemis- vided through the Red Cross, this  try of the human body, performs expense has been eliminated. A  so many useful functions that glance at a few .figures will show  keep us alive and healthy, that what this has amounted to in  it is difficult to enumerate them terms of cold cash.  alL In   1947,   the  services  in   B.C.  It  is  composed   of  red    cells, provided 22,944 pints of blood,  white  ceUs,   and    platelets,    all in 1943, 29,083 pints of blood,  floating  in   a  straw-colored     li-. And, in the first half of 1949,  quid,   which  forms   the  plasma. an additional    15,320    pints    of  Through   the   action   of   its   red blood.  Making a total of 67,347  cells, it distributes oxygen from pmts 0f blood.            '���  the lungs, to all parts of the body, 67,347 pints of blood, which at  and carries off waste products in the usual price of $25.00 a pint,  the form of  carbon dioxide. Its represents  a  cash value   of $1,-  white cells and certain complex 683,675.00. But no cash value can  chemical substances, act as dis- rightly  be  placed   upon   human  ease  fighters  by   attacking    the blood, for blood is life, and it is  bacteria which invade the body, impossible to estimate the value  The   platelets   assist  in  forming 0f life  in  terms of dollars   and  the blood clots that stop bleed- gents.  ing. The plasma, which is about it is certain, that since the in-  90% water, also carries a small ception of this service, thousands  proportion   of   certain   proteins, 0f  iives  have been .saved,   that  fats,   sugar  and    mineral    salts, would otherwise have been gone  which are necessary for the cor- before   their  time.  What is   the  rect functioning of the body. AU cash value of the Mother to the  these functions, and many more, little   children  who would have  are  carried on ceaselessly, hour been left motherless, but for the  after hour, minute   by    minute, gift 0f a pint of blood, from some  throughout our life, by this won- unknown    donor?    Who    would  derful red fluid.              . presume to put a price  on the  ALL BLOOD IS NOT ALIKE life of the Father, saved for his  All blood is classified into four children, of the son or daughter,  main groups, determined by dif- restored  to  their  anxious    par-  ferent patterns or characteristics ents? And who can estimate the  &_M_^_l-l-*>>LWl��X*w-X*J  value of the contribution that  these lives, thus saved, will make  to the future welfare of their  children, and their country?  Consider some of the other  benefits. Blood, thus made available by the Blood Transfusion  Service, is used before an operation to prepare the system to  withstand the strain to be placed  upon it, and after the operation  to accelerate recovery. Again expense is saved since time in Hospital costs money, and Hospital  bed-space is released for other  patients.  Anxiety and mental distress is  relieved. Everyone who has been  in Hospital, or who has had their  loved ones in Hospital, knows  what this means.  These are only a few of the  benefits, but there are many  others. Consider the case of the  Rh babies. These are ��� childrerT  born to parents whose blood' is  of opposing types; that is an Rh  Negative Mother, and Rh Positive Father. Sometimes, but not  always, the children of such parents are born with a serious  blood disease that frequently  causes death within a few days  after they are born. But now,  through the medium of this service, blood of the baby is removed, and replaced with healthy blood from a volunteer donor, and the child is given another chance for life.  THE WORK OF THE  LABORATORY  As has been stated, all blood  collected from volunteer donors,  is sent to the Depot Laboratory.  Here, a staff of highly trained  technicians, check each sample  of blood from the individual donors. It is tested for any disease  that might be trans mitted  through the blood. It is recheck-  ed for its group classifications,  and also to determine its Rh  classification. Only after these  tests and checks have been carried out, is the safe blood issued,  at weekly intervals, to the district hospital Blood Banks  throughout the Province. Additional blood is sent in cases of  emergency.  The Laboratory also performs  a useful free service, for the Doctors throughout the Province  who can send in samples of the  blood of expectant mothers, to  determine whether or not their  blood contains the dreaded Rh  antibodies. Should these be present, the Doctor then has sufficient time to arrange for the  blood replacement on the baby,  when it is born.  All blood collected can be used  for whole blood transfusions up  to 21 days from the time of donation. All unused blood is made"  into plasma, and this operation  alone requires a great deal of  careful, exacting work.  GIVING A PINT  Donor response has been excellent, but the service is in constant need of new donors to  build up the panel, and to replace those who,, due to change  of address, or for other reasons,  are no longer available.   .:. ���.  It is a very simple matter to  give a pint of blood. There is  nothing to fear. It does not harm  the donor, as a very simple test,  made before the donation, determines, whether the donor is fit  to give blood or not. It does not  hurt, as a minute amount of local anaesthetic is used. It requires no special diet or preparation, and only about 40 minutes  of one's time.  Due to the wonderful chemistry of the body, the blood that  is given is replaced in volume  within a very short time, usually  in about two or three hours. The  quality, that is, the haemoglobin  content is replaced, in about a  week or ten days. So, in effect,  what is given, is regained, and  in addition, thev* donor has the  inward satisfaction of knowing  that he he or she has done something really worthwhile, and  that somewhere, somebody's life  has been made brighter, through  that deed. -  The service, started in British  Columbia, is now extending to  all the provinces of Canada, and  will soon become nation-wide. It  is a grand thing to consider that  throughout the Ije n g t h and.  breadth of our wide Dominion,  men and women everywhere are  using this method of expressing  their sympathy with their fellow  citizens,, and living, up to their  sense of responsibility.  Blood is one of the most democratic forces in existence. It cuts  across all races, creeds, religions,  and political philosophies. It  takes no note of social or economic status. The blood of the  rich and privileged is no more  precious than that of the worker,  the shop girl, or the housewife.  All are of equal value in_-. this  great humanitarian work.,.7.  There--in part, is the story of  the Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service. It is not the whole  story. ���      -s  That story is being written  daily, in the generous devotion  of the thousands of men and women, who, by the unselfish gift  of their blood, are giving life  and hope to their suffering brothers and sisters, in the Hospitals  of our land. It is written in the  hard work, interest and devotion  of the men and women (chiefly  women) who form our Blood  Committees, and work at our  Clinics. And the story will go  on, as long as human suffering  and human need turn for help  to the merciful and compassionate.  Coffee Prices  Affected by  Bad Weather  WEATHER conditions in far off  South   America  have   affected*  the price of coffee all over the  world. ' \\X  Early this year a severe  drought and a series of windstorms struck , Sao Paulo State,  and experts estimated the coffee  crop loss at close to 50 percent.  Another supplier, Guatemala,  suffered a disastrous flood which,  besides killing 1000 people, wiped  out 20 percent of its coffee crop.  Expecting large shortages,  Brazilian   coffee  growers   began  New Shellfish  Regulations to  Protect Public  THE "Regulations for the Sanitary  Control  of the,. Shellfish  Industry"   which   came  into   effect on  October 1   of this  year  have been planned    to    ensure ;  that the public    will    get only  shellfish  packed  under sanitary-  conditions.     The    operators    of  shellfish plants were acquainted  witty- the regulations hi7July7 in  order to provide time^fpi* them  to make any necessary improvements in their plants before October 1. A sanitary inspector is  now visiting all shellfish growers  and packers to ensure that  their  plants   meet   the   requirements of the new regulations^ 7  From  the   standpoint    of  the  consumer  one   of the  most  important   clauses   in   the   regulations is the section dealing with '  the packing of shucked oysters,  clams  and  other shellfish.. It is:  illegal for retailers or wholesale 1  ers  to repack shucked  shellfish '  ^or to tamper  with the original ,  containers in any way.  Persons j  buying shellfish should purchase *  only those which are offered for ;  sale in  sealed containers which! j  carry the   certificate number of |  the grower. This is the. public's 'j!  guarantee     that    the     shellfish ;'  have come from a packing plant'ty  which has  been inspected    arid!  meets   the   requirements   of  the  new regulations.    It is  also   an  assurance  that  the  customer   is  receiving the quality for which  he is paying. The sale of shuck-N  ed oysters, clams or other shell--'-f  fish   in   unsealed   containers,   or  in  containers  which  have  been  opened after leaving the shuck- 1  ing plant, is illegal. Mj  The presence of the certificate $  number of the grower on all |  containers or shipments provides Jj  a means of checking on any ship-; %  ments which do not meet the /  new standards. All operators of  shucking and packing plants, and  all shippers of shell stock must vj  obtain a certificate indicating %  that they are complying with <f  the regulations.  An additional protection for  the public is the section which/,  requires that all shucked shell- )  fish be kept at a temperature of:  50 degrees F or less until cool- k  ed or sold to the consumer. This I  means that all restaurants or  stores handling shellfish must .  provide facilities for keeping 1  them at the proper temperature ii  until sold.  Tuberculosis in the earlier  stages frequently has no outward  signs or symptoms ��� yet thi$ is  the stage when the patient responds best to treatment. In  many communities Christmas  Seal funds are used chiefly to  find these unsuspected cases,  that their chance of recovery  may be increased at the same  time that their danger of infecting others is decreased.   .������.-.���_  holding back on sales. Then the  price spiral went into action./  Ironically, the first nation struck  was Brazil. Growers, selling to  the highest bidders, were selling  to the United States. Lower and  middleTclass Brazilians found  coffee at such a price that they  could not concoct their spoon  floating brews except as a luxury item.  With changes in weather conditions, the shortage will not be  as acute as first expected^ however the machinery of price inflation has been" set in gear and  it will take some time for things  to right themselves.  Local dealers report from three  to five price increases as ordered  by Vancouver wholesalers of coffee. Panic buying is credited  with much of the market upset.  Figures ori coffee consumption  are interesting because 6i their  magnitude. World demands are  32,500,000 bags of coffee. Each  contains 132 .pounds.  Prices at Santos, Brazil, the  shipping point for Sao Paulo  State, before the increases started averaged 27 cents a pound  for green coffee. This month the  same coffee was selling around  50 cents a pound.  It would appear now that the  market is steadying itself and  reserves will be adequate. SELMA PARK  By   MRS   GEORGE   COLSON  AT H-_IWMIII.il IIII III II |i'|Bit|jfffn"iW*���,M^^MM*"WM��"^M(^MwnMtl',����a^fTTT_8ft'  THE   MEMBERS  of  the    Community Centre at their monthly  meeting held on Nov. 15 unanimously decided to apply to the  B.C. Power Commission for  street lights to be installed. A  committee of three, Bert Sims,  Mr S. McKay and Fred Willow  to plan the best arrangement of  the six standards which will be  applied for.  Bazaar plans for Dec. 5 are  well underway and the two dolls  to be drawn will be on display  in the Tasella Shoppe at Sechet  this coming week.  A Christmas party for Dec. 28  for all the children of Selma  Park was decided on.  Next showing of the National  Film Board pictures will be on  Friday, Dec. 2 in the Community  Hall.  The hall is rented every Saturday to Mrs Critchell for elocution and public speaking  classes.  Dancing classes are held every  Monday afternoon under the  direction of Mrs List.  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Nov. 28, 1949  s  Fixing the blame is not as important as fixing the fault.  5&  PURVES E. RITCHIE & SON LTD.  X l = ^  x rr Vancouver, B.C.  ���Homer Sit*  That's what I used to say, and it was true.  Sometimes I'd dream of the day when I'd have time  and leisure to do all the things I wanted to do, but  l*had to admit ! wasn't doing anything about it  except dream. I never seemed to be able to put  anything aside.  Now, I know those dreams will come true.  They're guaranteed.  Through  a simple saving  plan  which, strangely  enough, I've fpund involves no hardship, I am now  saving money for the first time in my life.  The Plan? ;  A CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ANNUITYI  , *>��  Annuities Branch  DEPARTMENT  OF  LABOUR r.  HUMPHREY MITCHELL Minister A. MacNAMARA Deputy Minister  A N N U I flis  rrGrif/c/&   ^/-X^/^^a^Ly:  Moil this Coupon today POSTAGE  FREE  Annuities Branch,  Department of Labour, Ottawa.  _ Please tend mo COMPLETE INFORMATION about Canadian Government Annuities.  NAME...                    __        8W  6  (PRINT CLEARLY)  ADDRESS ���   *  MARY W. RENNIE  THE DAILY round of living of  the families who make up our  population goes on in its even  routine with the usual ups and  downs that are the lot of everyone.  The children who had been off  school lately because of sickness  are all well again and one can  hear their fun and laughter while  they are waiting for the school  bus every day. Mr and Mrs Pate-,  man have returned home from  their long holiday at Edmonton  and other points of Alberta.  They also spent some time with  friends at White Rock.  Mr and Mrs Doulton have returned from their vacation at  Union Bay, VI.  During the last bad stormy  spell Mr Doulton's boat, which  was tied up at the float by the  wharf, became filled with water  and sunk. Anyone who knows  the effect of salt water on an engine has an idea of the trouble  and difficulty he had to get it  going again.  Mr and Mrs W. Chambers were  visitors for a day looking over  their property.  Mr and Mrs W. Ellis were  week-end visitors to close up  their house for the winter.  The Misses Doherty were in  town for a few days last week,  and were guests at the wedding  of Mr Ralph Theed and Miss  Mary C. MacLean, which was  celebrated in St Mary's Church,  Kerrisdale, Vancouver, on Saturday, Nov. 19.  Mr W. Banks and daughter  Linda visited his parents, Mr and  Mrs Banks, at Soames Point at  the week-end. Mr Corbet and  Miss J. Corbet also were visitors  at the Banks' home.  On Friday last the male residents of our district who are  members of the AOTS were  present at the usual monthly  dinner and meeting. They report  that they spent a very pleasant  evening. Mr Telfer gave a fine  talk on-stamps, which was much  enjoyed.  Mr and Mrs Gerlie have returned home after their trip to  Vancouver Island.  GAMBIER HARBOUR  By  Glenwood  HELLO, folks. I would like to  tell you something of the desertion of New Brighton this  week. I have the details now.  Mr Al Kingston and Mr Jim  Strachan went to Vancouver on  Sunday, November 13, Then on  Tuesday Mrs Jack Forter, Mrs  Jack Jones and Mrs Harold  Woods went on a shopping ex-  pidition. The three ladies arrived home on the Lady Rose,  Thursday. Al and Jim also returned on Thursday but in Jim's  boat.  The Johannsons spent a couple of days at their summer  home here. They are residing at  Port Alberni now.  I saw Mr Frank Heay of West  Bay and asked him if he would  let me have any chit-chat and  news from that settlement, as I  didn't like leaving them out of  the news. He tells me that Mrs  Heay is in Vancouver for a while,  while.  The annual general meeting of  PCMR, Unit 276, Army, Navy  and Air Force Veterans in Canada, is to be held on Sunday,  November 26, at the Veterans'  Memorial Hall here. Lt Col B.  M. Maclntyre, MLA, who is an  active member of this unit and  is honorary president, will attend. A good attendance is anticipated. After the regular business is finished the annual social will be held.  Mr and Mrs Percy' Rathbone  of North Vancouver, who have  been visiting Mr and Mrs F. W.  Alexander, went to Vancouver  for a few days.  I made a pilgrimage to Vancouver myself Friday and took  the family with me. I thought  I would have a little time to  look around after Shaughnessy  got through with me, but that  was  a   vain  hope.   Mrs  Bourne  had to leave me at the hospital  while she, Berty and Sylvia went  shopping. I got down to Eaton's  just in time to get a cup of tea  before  our   cab   arrived  to   take  up back to Horseshoe Bay. All  Sylvia talks of now is the dis- I  play windows in Eaton's. They  tell me that it is worth the trip  to town just to see Eaton's windows.  Mr Francis Drage, JP, informs  me that the number of delegates  to go to Victoria has increased  to six. There will be delegates  from Keats Island, one from  Gambier Island Community Association, Gambier Island Taxpayers' Committee, the Bowen  Island Branch of the Canadian  Legion, the Bowen Island Property Owners' Association, and  one from the Union Steamships  Co.  Ltd.  STOCK-REDUCING  in  DRY GOODS  HARDWARE  CHINA  ETC.  MURDOCH'S  Marine Supply  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  Lt Col B. M. Maclntyre said  at the secession meeting, and I  quote, "I would like to repeat���  if you want me to support any  application you have or any resolution you make in connection  with the Howe Sound secession,  I will come here or meet you in  Victoria. Thank you very much."  Mr William Killam was up for  a few days this weekend.  Mr Olaf (Pop) Anderson went  to town to see about some new  glasses recently.  A single exploratory oil well  drilled in Alberta during 1948  cost $1,600,000 but found no oil.  A PUFF OF  SMOKE  Many people frequently use  gasoline or lighter fluid to remove spots from clothing or as  a general cleanser for machinery. But gasoline is one of the  most dangerous fluids that can  be used around the home. It  evaporates readily and the poisonous gas it forms explodes easily. It is a fire hazard of the  first order. Other less volatile  cleaning agents are frequently  much safer and more effective.  Commonsense health and safety  habits save lives. Don't take  needless risks. The life you save  may be your own.  Hassans9  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  The  Old-Established  General     Store  SUPPLYING  FAMILIES,  FISHERMEN  AND  CAMPS  Latest   in   Novelties   and  Toys.  Fish Buyers  HOME GAS STATION  Mechanical Refrigeration  Fresh Deliveries on Hand  Always.  Steer for  Hassans' Landing  Midway South Shore  Toyland Is Now Open!  Come in and see the Peninsula's largest toy display.  We invite your catalogue comparison.  Shop at Home and Save Money  A small deposit will hold your purchases till required.  Your Original 5 and 10  Next to Anderson's Stores  GIBSONS 59 IO. 15  lUlUM SERVICE 6  SECHELT  By "ARIES"  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Nov. 28, 1949 to pay for the services rendered.  We were told that books wiH be  much applauded, played by Mr welcome We plan to send some  Jervis of Roberts breex. Mrs T. shortly For any of you who have  Turner was accompanist and not .?ai.d a visit to this area do  violins were played by Mr Mc- ?0' xt �� a wonderful adventure  Leod, Captain Andy Johnson, ^ social services. The doctor  and caller for sauare dancine and nursinS staff are untiring m  ANOTHER    Remembrance   Day Mr Ai jlckson aanCng their efforts in serving the corn-  has come and gone. We had w-f, n r.., '������������:*��� *;���<* munity and outlying districts,  a very impressive8 service here .J���^ ^J*^���* ^vvtd J**91 W* g^ ��ld Which fa not  at Sechelt. The ex-servicewomen JfL^^JL ^^!���!2K S ���Z to�� ^eat stance away, we  and  Legionnaires,   war  veterans ���?Z  ***  convenorship  of Mrs would wish no better fete than  of two  wars  together with  the J^* Sr " VT^lST It to be looked after by the Colum-  Ladies' Auxiliary to the Legion ���f. camf ^Vc      V^-J?    bia Coast Mission, and to enjoy  paraded to the* hall to be met smgmg of God Save the Kmg'    the friendly atmosphere of Gar-  with the Brownies, Girl Guides, We   were   lucky    enough     to den BaY community.  -_______k_M____ie  Bowen Island  By   PEARL   PUNNETT  Scouts   and   Cubs   and   the  hall have   an   invitation   to     Pender  At the monthly    meeting    of  32ft ��wir ��Jf+vfT?g^ wtu Harbour' en3^ed the *np TS Sechelt Liberal Association  SL ^1, Jil^i T?., eX��/pt AiOV th��SeA bad which was very well attended  ���Snt rhlnn wTpiiiS stretches of road now under re-it wag suggestedy that a commit.  present. Chaplain W. E. Elliott pair. Called on our old friend, t h anointed to collect in-  reminded   the   audience   of   the Mrs B. Smith. She is very cozy ��rma?ionRegarding   the   moit  lfthT^faw5_^dte^,S?^ Com���e ft *?*$��* SS^obtST^d aWtor  IS^L-lXL   5 tw    ��%h  htl!   cottage   on   the   Anglican educational    purposes    in    this  ���t SS, L?X^?*W GV.-i  ' S  1S+ a  V+lry  W��*    ; Province. Owing to the influx of  not come back and also of those while movement on the part of r. _���__. npnn1(f noTY11-n(r n���+ frnm  rV^^&^Et Phe AngUCan Ch-rCh' %?��* ^S^taSfcaoSS  er Bissette urged the people to tages  are   very nice  with   their ,,ohool<5   arp   fiUed   to   -anacitv  get back to the good way of liv- hot and cold water and oil burn- The Matter  will    be    d?s?ussed  which   brought   us   the   victory, may have attention  and  at the      ��'        .  dearly bought in some cases as same  time  be  surrounded  with      Captain    Andy    Johnson    and  witnessed by the mothers in the their own things which are dear Secretary  George  Kynock   gave  meeting   whose  sons    are    still to their hearts. We were shown a bnef summary of the  affairs  over   there,   but   it   is   we   who over the new club rooms at Gar- brought  up  before  the   conven-  must make sure their sacrifices den Bay by the Rev Alan Green tlon in West Vancouver  in Oc-  were   not   in   vain.    The    girls' whom we had not seen for some tober and an executive meeting  choir   of   Guides   and   Brownies years,   did   not   find   him   very will be called at the  discretion  was   especially   enjoyed   singing much changed however, just as ��* the president, E. Parr Pear-  "Peace  in  Our Time,"  and Mrs full  of  enthusiasm and  of love son�� during December when the  George  Batchelor,  Ladies'  Aux- for his fellowmen. local by-laws will be presented.  iliary president, herself a silver      The club rooms are a  project Mrs Frank French was chairman  cross mother, gave a very mov- of  the  Columbia   Coast  Mission of  the  meeting  in  the   absence  ing speech in which she thanked and   the   Rev   Green   has   every ��f *be president.  the ladies outside the  auxiliary right to be proud of such a ven-     We wish fo ss our  in   coming   to   the   meeting     to ture.     Here  the   residents     and      th    t    M    c   �� Lawrence in  make   such   a   large   gathering, those people calling in by boat S��nJJ�� 0f his motte   Mrs  B  The usual hymns were sung and and    especially    the    fishermen Wnce   who tossed awav re-  in the evening the entertainment may  spend  the   time  in  games, t^S^STv^oSver *  followed the pattern    which   is reading    and    writing    material cenuy m  vancouver-  now so popular in the Old Coun- will be  provided. It  is  planned     We notice    Graham    Collison  try,  that  of a variety  program, to have movies once a week and back in Sechelt for a visit with  including a duet by Mrs Thomp- a   children's   movie   and   get-to- his   wife   and  family,   and   also  son and Comrade Roberts, songs gether    under    capable supervi- we  said Hello to  Myrtle  Allen  by Al Jackson, a novelty num- sion.  The  club wil have a  full who was  on  a  visit from Port  ber including Mr and Mrs Frank time   steward   and   last   by   not Alberni. We missed Myrtle when  Wheeler,    Mr  and  Mrs  Tommy least baths will be provided for she   left   as   she   was   employed  Ritchie, Mr and Mrs H. Wright,  any  0f  the  fishermen     or   any for  quite  a while here  in this  Mrs  Kraft and Mr Mutter  and who lack these facilities. What a newspaper   office   and   somehow  Mr and Mrs Lucken. handy arrangement this will be, things   have   never   seemed   the  Banjo   selections    were    very the cost will be low, just enough same.   The   office   was   a   great  port of call hereabouts and Myr  MISS LILY Simpson, of India,  is on furlough for a few  months, and is staying as the  guest of Mr and Miss Linklater.  Miss Simpson gave a very interesting talk on missionary  work at the Bowen Church on  November 20th.  Mr Harry Baldwin of the Union Estate office here is on holiday and has gone to visit with  his wife, who is unfortunately  confined to Tranquille Sanatorium. But she is making- good  progress we are glad to know.  The pile driver has been quite [  busy in Snug Cove for a week  or two, and has now gone, and  we now have some very good  landing floats for the ferries and  other small type boats. It is a  great improvement over the old  floats and with lots more room.  Saw lots of geese going over  last week.  .,  It's hard to realize it is so  near to Christmas, with the mild  weather we are having, but one  keeps hearing over the air how  many more shopping days to  Christmas, so it must be nearly  upon us.  young people do they do well.  The trails have been blazed,  theirs to carry on.  A very pleasant evening was  spent recently at the home of  Mrs Brown, Porpoise Bay, when  the Sunday School teachers of  the Mission Church met to discuss plans for the annual Christmas concert. Those present were  Mrs Brown, superintendent, Mr  and Mrs Myers, Mrs H. Sawyer,  Mrs W. McKissock and Mr Jack  Phillips.  MARINE SUPPLY  Compare Our Prices!  Delnor Frozen Foods  Ice Cream  Groceries  cresh Meats and  Vegetables  Hardware  Drygoods  Shell Oil  Fish Camp  We now have increased  refrigeration for handling  of perishables.  Pender Harbour, B.C.  fishing  MATURED  ���   AND  BOTTLED  IN  ENGLAND  LEM HART  ROYAL NAVY  DEMERARA ROM  ifAj*? jumper works out his THs advertisement is not published  longer leaps in algebra. It is be- or displayed by the Liquor Control  lieved the X in this case must Board or by the Government of  represent court plaster. British Columbia.  SCHEDULE  OF   PASSENGER  AND   EXPRESS  SERVICE  Schedule No. 15 ��� Effective September 29/194*  ���' r  Subject to Change Without Notice  PENINSULA  Tuesday  NORTHBOUND  Lv. VANCOUVER 9:30 a.m.  WILSON CREEK 11:45 a.m.  SECHELT 12:15 noon  HALFMOON BAY 1:15 p.m.  Ar. PENDER HARBOUR 2:30 p.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER 9:30 a.m.  WILSON CREEK 11:45 a.m.  SECHELT 12:15 noon  HALFMOON BAY 1:15 p.m.  Ar.  PENDER HARBOUR    2:30 p.m.  Thursday  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 2:00  XlT^AnnoA^T HALFMOON BAY 3:00  Wednesday      *sechelt 4:00  WILSON CREEK 4:15  Ar. VANCOUVER 6:30  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  Friday  Lv. HALFMOON BAY  *SECHELT  Ar. VANCOUVER  7:45 p.m.  8:45 p.m.  11:00 p.m.  tie   made   most   wonderful   coffee.  ' X '        7      ���,' ' * ",    ��� "  .... The newly formed; group of  helpersy to the! Anglican Guild  and Sunday school met at the  home of Mrs Cecil Lawrence recently when plans were discussed for forthcoming events, one  of which will be assisting Mrs  Betty Williams with the forthcoming Christmas play which  will be given by the girls' choir.  "The Nativity" has been proposed and time and place will be  announced later. The group will  be known in future as DePencier Evening Circle in memory  of the beloved Archbishop and  their aims and objects will be  to assist where necessary the  Sunday School, the Anglican  Church Guild and any other objectives of the St Hilda's Anglican Church. The president of  the group is Mrs Jack Redman  and secretary, Mrs Teddy Osborne, and the treasurer, Mrs C.  Blanchard. As we have remarked before, it is nice to see the  younger" group of women coming to the fore to help in community affairs which will now  give the pioneers of the place  the chance to rest on the oars  as it were and get some enjoyment out of the various affairs  held in the Sechelt district and  we must say that whatever these  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'frizes 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.  Sunday  Lv.  PENDER HARBOUR 2:00 p.m.  HALFMOON BAY 3:00 p.m.  SECHELT 4:00 p.m.  WILSON CREEK 4:15 p.m.  Ar. VANCOUVER 6:30 p.m.  GULF LINES  LTD.  Ferry Wharf, Ft. Columbia, Vancouver���Phone TA. 2141  Sechelt-Jervis Towing Co.  Your Local Complete Marine Towing Service  LOG TOWING ��� YARDING  PILE DRIVING  SCOWS ���-  SALVAGE  DREDGING  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.  6U  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 "SLIM'  . HI, FOLKS, a good day to be on  the inside looking outside.  Well I think more every day  that spring is here. .The Neil Mc-  Leods have all had the mumps  now. Neil is the last in the family. Yesterday Barrie Munsey  came down with them and Cleve  and Danny Stevens are down  with chicken pox, of all things.  At the rate we are going, I'm  afraid some of them will be laid  up for Christmas, but I hope not.  Surprise! I told you that I  would win one of these days at  Bingo and I did. On Saturday a  big gang went to the townsite  and what a grand time we had.  It .was just like New Year's,  everyone was in such a happy  mood, but take it from me, we  were all sober.  Three of us, Ollie Chisolm, Mrs  Gord Mounsey and yours truly  were lucky enough to win, me  the top of the house, the radio,  a Marconi, and it works just  > wonderful.   So  I'm happy    now  for a long time.  On Monday, a gang gave Janie  Wadsworth and Harry Hudson a  surprise  shower.  They will    be  married December 3. They were  presented with a beautiful pair  of white blankets, sheets, pillow  cases and a cut-work cloth. The  evening was spent in playing  games, and later a lovely buffet  supper was served.  The Beach Ladies Aid had their  annual bazaar with a good crowd  and many beautiful things to  sell.  Like to send my Dad birthday  greetings on his 74th birthday,  he is a grand young man for  that. ,  Mac McKay was rushed to  Vancouver with a ruptured appendix has been very ill but is  now recovering. Ghent Nicholson is still in hospital, improving every day.  Well that's about all, so  cheerio.  'THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Nov. 28, 1949  7  We don't want to do any  knocking, but the 1950 motor car  isn't low enough yet to scoot  under the couplers of a fast mail.  1  WHEN YOU  BUILD  You Will Find Everything for the Builder  LUMBER  WALLBOARDS  SIDING  AT  BRICKS  PAINTS  Sechelt Building Supplies  PHONE 60 SECHELT  DIRECTORY  Please Clip This Directory Out and Hang By Your Phone  For Reference  BAKERY  REAL ESTATE  BETTY'S  BAKERY  Homemade - Pies,  Cakes,  Bread  Special Catering  Cakes Decorated to Order  Porpoise Bay Rd.,  Sechelt  Phone Sechelt, 59W  Specialist in Coast Property  Consolidated Brokers Ltd.  Gulf Coast Offices  Gibsons and Sechelt  Phone 37  BEER BOTTLES  SECOND HAND STORE  Will call and buy for cash,  beer bottles, scrap metal, etc.  .Calls made at intervals from  Hopkins to Irvines Landing.  R.  H.  STROSHEIN  Wilson   Creek  GARBAGE DISPOSAL  Everything at Bargain  Prices  BUY - SELL - EXCHANGE  Typewriters - Sales - Rent  Service and Office Supplies  COLIN WINGRAVE  Gibsons, B.C.  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  Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Bill Mervyn  Phone Halfmoon Bay 7-U  LAND CLEARING  TRANSFER-TRUCKERS  Bulldozing ��� Clearing  Grading ��� Excavating  Road Building  PHONE  A.   E.' RICHEY  Gibsons 86, "Gibsons, B.C.  HANSEN TRANSFER  GENERAL CARTAGE  GOOD BUSHWOOD  Phone ,Sechelt 28  Sechelt, B.C.  PLUMBING-HARDWARE  PLUMBING and HEATING  Hardware, Plumbing Supplies  Heating Necessities .  "Serving the Peninsula"  Marshall's  Hardware  Phone Gibson���33  SUNSET HARDWARE  GIBSONS  Registered Plumbers.  PLUMBING  Sales   and   Contracting  By MALDY THOMAS  EVERYONE in Teen Town is recovering from two bf the best  teen-age jamborees ever held on  the Peninsula.  The Sadie Hawkins dance recently held at Gibsons drew the  biggest crowd ever. The day before the dance the races were  held in traditional Sadie Hawkins style. The girls pursued the  boys from one end of the town to  the other, and each and every  boy that was caught had to take  his captor to the dance.  At the dance Marrying Sam  (alias Don Graham) mock-married each couple off for sums  ranging from 10 to 50 cents.  However, for his money Don had  to go through many silly but  gruelling antics which kept the  crowd roaring.  Some of the best costumes of  the night included Mrs Davies  wearing a raw vegetable corsage  and Mr Goosetrey a whisky keg.  Following that come , Mrs Day  dressed as a cowboy from the  old west hauling her man (Mrs  Cane) along by a rope tied  around his neck.  Dot Sullivan and Dennis Lowe  won the "Li'l Abner and Daisy  Mae" contest.  The next weekend a crowd of  Teen Towners from Gibsons and  Roberts Creek attended the big  dance at Roberts Creek. They  danced to the music there of the  Creek Teen Town's new record  player.  Barrie Stewart was M.C. for  the evening and included such  things on his program as a balloon blowing contest which was j  won by Chrissie Stewart and a  "take a chance" show. In the  "take a chance" show all those  who were lucky enough to win  got chocolate bars but those who  were unlucky had the direst of  consequences to do, such as playing catch with an egg until it  broke, etc.  The next Teen Town dance is  slated for December 10. At a  recent meeting of the Gibsons  Teen Town they decided to buy  about 20 new records. At the  same meeting the club voted  unanimously to present former  Ma^or Don Graham; with a gold  pin for his "serviced in��� his connection with Teeh Town.  is being sewn together and will f  be  completed  in  time  for    the  plays.  The basketball club's new uniforms have arrived and the boys  are already wearing them for  practises. The color scheme is  gold satin with black lettering  and trim. With these flashy new  uniforms the boys should show  even more spirit than they showed last year. Of course, the uniform does not make the player  but these are all good players  to. begin with. The uniforms were  generously donated by the Sea  Bus Lines Co.  Mr A. Goosetrey is the new  supervisor for the badminton  club; Mrs E. Cane, former supervisor, has taken over the  newly formed girls' basketball  club.  "Jean's Snack Bar," across  from the gym, is now open and  ready to serve you a good lunch  at any time. Have you tried some  of their tasty food yet?  At a recent badminton club  meeting Miss Betty Grant was  elected president. Roy Duncan  was elected secretary-treasurer.  BATTERIES!  BATTERIES!  Storage,     Radio,     Flashlight  Roller Chain & Sprockets  "V" Belts & Pulleys  HADDOCK'S  Pender Harbour 9 S.  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  Modern hair  styling. Competent    work.  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  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  <&hje, @oast Jfetus  CLASSIFIED  ADVERTISING  3 Lines (15 words) for 35c 3 Insertions (same ad) 75c  Extras words, above-15-word- .min., -2c each.. Cash with jorde'r.  Notices, Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c Insertion  LITTLE ADS ... BIG RESULTS  Gibsons School News  By   MALDY   THOMAS  AT A recent Drama Club meeting the final dates for the  forthcoming plays were set.  These plays will be presented at  Roberts Creek on November 26,  and at Gibsons on December 3.  Four plays will be produced this  year. They are "School Daze,"  "Life With Bobby Sox," "Hist,  She's a Man" and "Uncle Bob's  Pride." Directors of plays this  year include Mrs D. Davies and  Mr A. S. Trueman of Gibsons  and Mrs M. Newman of Roberts  Creek. The new curtain material  FINE OLD  NAVY RUM  PERSONAL-  SHIP BY Gulf Lines Express to  or from Vancouver. Low rates.  Fast   service.   Careful   handling.  Specify Gulf Lines Express,    tf  FOR SALE:  FARM���10 acres, six cleared,  mostly good land, rest suitable  for pasture. Never failing creek  through property. Orchard, barn  and six-roomed house. Other  buildings mostly old. Electricity,  two wells. Situated on well-  travelled road, mile and half  from Gibsons School. $3500.00,  terms. Apply R.R. 1, Gibsons,  W. Wiren. 2617-18  ROOM AND BOARDROOM and board or just    room  available in  comfortable private home at Selma Park. Phone  Sechelt 32 for details.       2543-tfn  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  Har-  FOR SALE:  WINTER   supply   of   vegetables,  squash, turnips, beets, etc. Direct from  grower.   G.  Charman,  Gibsons. 2638-19  FOR SALE���  3 SPEED electric outboard motor runs off car battery. Ideal  for lake fishing. A snap at $40.00.  Write W. E. Haskins, Irvine's  Landing. tfn  FOR SALE:  FOR SALE���Six-hole, steel-top  cook stove, white enamel trim.  In good condition, ^$25.00. F. A.  Smith, "Terra Nova", Selma  Park. 2641-1  FOR SALE:  FOR  SALE  ��� Large  steer,  Al  condition,  price  $100.  R.  Brooks,  Halfmoon Bay  .    2643-19  WANTED:  WANTED ��� Toulouse geese and  ganders.   Write   details,   price,  Carole   Malcolm,   Pender   Hbr.  2642-1  bor.  tfn  ����� Ikisz "*  Bottled &��� Shipped by  TD  LONDON,ENGLAND  This advertisement is not published oi  displayed by the Liquor Control Board or  by the Government of British Columbia,  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-t��n  ORDERS WANTED:  ORDERS     taken     for    turkeys.  Medium   weight.    Henry   Gil-  bertson, Wilson  Creek, B.C.  2628-19  FOR SALE: Heavy duty Hoover,  a/4-h.p. electric motor with puL-  ley and cord, $14.00. E. Pearson,  Sechelt. 2630-18  .IMCOVtRKMWCF  IK KKMK1 Cf WEBB COUMA  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 8  By Saral  JUST a few more weeks until  Christmas. We have having a  mild fall so far. We "Bargain  Harbourites" are pleased because  the "Pass" is full of "wet water."  We don't care for the ice, thank  you. In fact, today I admired  roses in bloom, and other lovely  flowers including a real Christmas rose, the first I've ever seen  and there are even raspberries  ripening.  Well, boys and girls of teenage, this is for you. Plans are  near completion for at least a  monthly dance for you. These  dances will be non-profit, parents will be asked to help as to  the refreshments and supervision. We will concentrate on old-  time dances, all we ask from you  is enthusiasm. Can we count on  you?  Sorry to hear Mrs E. Tooker  is in hospital in Vancouver undergoing an operation. Her husband is batching with the two  youngsters. We hope "Mom" will  soon be  home.  Mrs F. Lee is a patient in St  Mary's Hospital. We all hope  you'll soon be well, Clare.  Pender Harbour lost an old-  time resident when "Danny"  Henderson passed away in. St  Mary's Hospital this past week.  He was over 80 years of age and  was one of the first settlers  here. He was an old-time sailing man and had many times  come 'round the Horn.  Congratulations to Mr and Mrs  Lynn Davis on their 16th year  of wedded bliss. May you have  many more of them.  Mr  and  Mrs  Yib  Lee  are  in  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Nov. 28, 1949  MORE ABOUT  town, also Mrs Ernie Lee. Sorry  to report Mrs Ole Lee is still in  hospital in Vancouver.  Mr Bill Warnock is home from  hospital with her new baby son,  Paul Martin. Sister Linda is very  thrilled about the whole thing.  DIDN'T think there'd be any mail  leaving today. This is a last-  minute scramble. We had no  Union service on Friday which  upset many weekend plans, however I've just heard that first  class mail goes at two so -I'll  try anyway.  Well, the Legion did it again.  The dance held Friday night was-  certainly a success, a nice crowd  which would have been larger  had the weather co-operated.  The music was really something,  Halfmoon Bay talent I've been  given to understand. Many agree  that for versatility they have it.  The eats were super, the decorations had "eye appeal," and the  ladies' corsages added a colorful note.  At midnight a serious note  was added, when Rev Green call-  for two minutes' silence to honor  our war dead. He then gave a  summary of some of his experiences as a padre overseas. He  closed with those assembled  joining in "The King."  Recent visitors at the home of  Bill and Marge Davies, Bargain  Harbour, were Mr and Mrs Carl  Roath of Vancouver. They attended the Legion dance and returned to town on Sunday with  Dune Cameron aboard the  "Eburne."  Casualty list in the Harbour  includes Mrs "Pat" McLeod, who  injured her right hand between  the float and her "kicker" at  Irvine's Landing. First aid was  administered by J. Potts and  Mrs E. Cotton, after which Bill  Kent conveyed her to St Mary's  {Continued from Page 2)  Mrs Denike, cousins of Bill Malyea. They are two very fine entertainers, Mr Denike having  sung over radio stations in Toronto. They have already given  the folk here a sample of their  fine work. At the last basketball  dance, they entertained the audience with their singing and  playing. We certainly welcome  them to our community, and  hope they will be able to settle  permanently.  Boys have been pursuing the  elusive deer last couple of weeks,  Hospital, where Dr Tripp X-  rayed her hand and put in the  necessary stitches.  Ed Warnock sustained a very  serious cut on his foot with an  axe, only a few days after brother Bill had done the same thing  in the same place.  Sorry to hear that Mrs H.  (Midge) Thomas is a patient in  St Mary's Hospital. But I hear  she is doing fine.  Good wishes to you all for a  speedy recovery.  * Keep your eyes on this column, kids, for news of Teen Age  dances. May even have instructors in square dances���sound  O.K.  and think you can count on one  hand the luck they have had. It's  been sort of grim, and with the  close of the season getting nearer, looks like a blank season for  quite a few of them. Either the  deer are getting very wise to the  boys, or the boys are slipping.  We had one feed of venison right  at the beginning of the season,  so guess we've had it. How do  you like the mild winter we are  having? It's almost too good to  be true, and Christmas just galloping along our way. We'll wake  up one' of these mornings and  find it's at the door, and then it  will be gone as fast as it got here.  Where does the time go?  When we were young, it seemed as if the great; day would  never come, time was endless.  Now we are getting old, the  years are slipping by so fast it  almost makes you shudder, for  there seems to be so much to do,  and so little is done. Oh well,  t'was ever thus. We are thankful for many things, that we have  our health, and that we can still  grouse, which we seem to be doing quite a lot of lately. Not a  bad sign though at that. Just so  you do not grouse at the wrong  person.  WI  BAZAAR  A very fine bazaar was held in  Community Hall Wednesday by  the Women's Institute. Beautifully decorated tea tables,  done  by Mrs Tyson, was the centre of  attraction. Although a very poor  afternoon as far as weather was  concerned, the good attendance  was very gratifying to the ladjes.  Many fine articles were hi evidence.  Tony Sears, Bank of Montreal  clerk for past year, has been  transferred to the branch of the  bank at Williams Lake. He  leaves Thursday, Nov. 24, and  new clerk takes over Friday  night. Tony the Cub Leader for  the past few weeks, has been doing a wonderful work with the  boys, and had the organization  worked up to a very good group.  He will be missed by all the boys  in this group very much, certainly the group have been a credit  to him. We wish him all the success in the world in the new district, and know the Cubs will  have quite a time replacing*their  Cub Leader.  Mrs Topham Sr . was taken  down to the hospital by stretcher. We trust she will soon be up  and around again.  Tuberculosis  is  not   inherited.  It "runs in families" because,the  undiscovered case is much more i  likely to infect members of the {  household, with whom his  con- .'  tacts   are  frequent,   than   others ,;  with whom he has much less to  do. X!  Choice  Fir  Red Cedar Yellow Cedar  IN ALL DIMENSIONS  ROUGH - PLANED - SHIPLAP  We deliver anywhere on the Peninsula  BURNS & JACKSON SAWMILL  Phone Wilson Creek 15M-2 Wilson Creek  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 sameif  date. Events may be advertised in the events column  for  any  length  of time  for only ona|  i dollar. Take advantage of this column to publicize your event and to reserve the dote.  HSI^��MWW.JWi.'.gJW.W^^  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  E. G. Harris  & Co.  Sechelt  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  Join  Our  Turkey  Club  Village  Market  Phone 56  Lang's Drugs  Prescription Specialists  ���  A   completely   stocked  modern  Rexall   Drug   Store  ���  Two stores serving  the Peninsula  ���  SECHELT       GIBSONS  Phone 52        Phone 29  I BREAD  CAKES  COOKIES  Donuts   -   Buns  ��� ��� . made Iresh  daily by  experienced  bakers  At the  SECHELT  BAKERY  PARKER'S  Hardware  A Complete Line  of . . .  General Hardware  Glidden Paint  Kitchenware  Linoleum  Stoves  .Washing   Machines  Electrical  Fixtures  Fishing Supplies  Tools  Garden Equipment  Chinaware  immrmmm  <_ THE COAST NEWS ��� MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1949  xclusive!  Survey Clowhom Falls  Possible Power Project  VICTORIA���British   Columbia   Power   Commission   engineers  are surveying the Clowhom Falls site as a possible source  of new energy for the Sechelt Power District.  "The Commission has been investigating for some time  the potentialities of the Clowhom Falls site as a power source/'  S. R. Weston, Power Commission chairman said today.  "The number of customers in the Sechelt Power District  has increased from 337 to 1,100 since the Commission acquired the operation in 1945," Mr Weston added.  If the results of the surveys and the engineers' reports  indicate a power development at Clowhom Falls is economically  feasible, the Commission may recommend early construction  to the Provincial    Government.  There is an estimated 12,000 horsepower potential at  Clowhom Falls. This compares very favourably with the- approximately 1,000 horsepower now being generated at Sechelt for a long coastal area. It would provide adequate  power for a considerable expansion of service and a deeper  penetration inland.  There is as yet no estimate of the cost of construction of  a hydro project at Clowhom Falls.  "If we knew what it would cost we would be in a position  to decide whether or not to make recommendations to the  Government," Mr Weston said.  Thirty-five miles of British Columbia Power Commission  lines service the Sechelt Power District, including Gibsons,  Grantham's and Hopkin's Landings and intermediate customers between. For the most part the demand is along the coast.  But the population is moving farther inland as well as spreading along the coast.  J. B. Hicks, Power Commission engineer, heads the party  now conducting the survey at Clowhom Falls. He is sinking  test pits to determine rock conditions, location and depth. Recording of water levels continues.  While no date can be anticipated for the final engineers'  reports, the work in the field is being advanced steadily.    #  A YOUNG reporter's nose for news has enabled the Coast News to  present this exclusive announcement of the survey being undertaken by the B.C. Power Commission, a survey which is expected to  lead to more power for the domestic and industrial use of the rapidly  growing population of the Peninsula. Mr Danny Mathews, at the beginning of his newspaper life has demonstrated he has that essential requirement, "a nose for news." Danny stepped into the breach  when the Coast News was in the process of re-organization. We expected nothing more of Danny than that he would hold the paper  together during that period. He is doing much more than that.


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