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 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.  M  IBBAHY  PTTB__IS_��j_D BY TEE COAST NEWS, LXMITSB  Business Office: Gibsons, B.C. National Advertising; Office, Powell .River, B.C.  Vol 4  Sechelt, B. C.  Monday, December 12, 1949      5c per copy, $2.50 pe* year, by mail   S-  Reporters Save  Clerk's Face  GIBSONS.���One   of   the   "cute'  stories   evolving   from   the  re-  Power Needs Surveyed . ..  Gambler,  Electric  yKmas Deadline  IN   ORDER   that  everyone   connected   with   this   paper     will  WBk have  time   for   ihe  holiday,   the  V^tfWmmfmW C��aS*   N@WS   WlU   PXin*   *   Chrisl"  BB   ^Jr WW ^_F_Bi mas issue which will appear on  the   stands   Thursday,     Decexn-  7BILL SUTHERLAND  j       Editor, The Coast News  _���  -n/r^m  4.x.                      X    , election by  acclamation  of Wil-  i MET the manager of the El- iiam h. Skellett stems from the  phmstone  Co-op. Pete DeJong iittle Municipal Hall, Gibsons.  |,s his name. He seems to know It seems Municipal Clerk Rob-               liiW                                 ^      ,               ,   ���             , ,                       .       ���.  aU about stores���had one for 20- ert Burns was watchmg the clock IF DEMAND warrants it, Gambier and   Keats     Island     may  her 22.  years in Prince Rupert. We told untii it finally reached the fate-            shortly   be   included   in   the   BCER's   electrification   grid      C��Py/rom correspondents and  &n��d  Th. ��?ii/toriiS +ab0Ut ^  hour  of noon'   In  s��nor����s which now serves the south side of Howe Sound,    including   fl^TmorSav  D^mblrV  Holland. The black market over tones the village clerk started io ROWPn idnnH                                                                                                                Y Monda*' December 19.  Ihere seems to be just as strong announce the election of ihe lone DOj���� \S'  indicated   in   the   re-    : "    '' '���  ow  as  ever.  That last  note  is nominee.                                                        *   I\umcUcatecl   ir}  x^e   r��:  ��r the men here who have  al- After he had finished he looked ����*rf *^TalTa s��urveTof rT*  ^ &  Tfi  ^^  Ibady   had   contact    with    that Up    to    see���1,  a photographer t?rage' J/' to makf a s"Fvey ��* Drage  explained today,  oup,   most  returned   men   can waiting to take a pfdSre of the the   need   f��r   electriflcatlon     of      Th��  .w.,>p  nf  ��,* pMn  B1  [Ow   cio  cvca.   xiictt xast  nuie  is  nominee. -    ^ ~_i_ "      x    ���_-���  ���         "  Wet Here; What  I^SBS5^^ ^ SISFEJ 5 -^xet^Ln ?--*& SsS^ffi4^ X About Vancouver  greetagwtthemoiroTwl_at0waf �������*�������������������� thi* ������ey. which we completed good move: It" wiirme"an"a"great   *~.  willing   to   inscribe   forever   the wiI1 be laid from Bowen island, liKht and'power "would be sold  famous   words   of   Mr   Skellett. it has been intimated. Tapproxim JeTyfte lame  cost  *��N "�� ��n ����� <"�������� ���� ��* 3"  for   the   month   of   November.  Mr  That  means only  11   days  were  Mr and Mrs Bill Baxter, Shel-  There  was  no successful candi  ��  sland,  were  in  Gibsons   the  date and no ratepayers.     .. js understood to have previously  The   B.C.   Power   Commission as that of Bowen Island  Ether dav npv imH __, .w t^c*.      <_ai_. is/r,. R���rflS". ��T'��i c,,��� ��ia^  'B undei*stood to have previously in   outlining   the   needs,    ivir ������  -���7��� "*   "   ���*���   " ���  perday They had a few things      Said Mr Burns:    Im sure glad requested a similar survey.  The Drage     announced-      "Res dents fair. Precipitation was 7.93 inches  '2f?   \K Mf i?U^    ��� Y��-U *r2 ^d t0ube hetr?'.��thef-  Power   Commission   serves     the here are Z much in favor 5 but  some   solace ���Y be  *ak^  SfirSj^-ifS SLl&LJi  ZTJJ  haVe   been   lalkmg   to Sechelt Peninsula. the   ^ivatl Company^operating *"�� the fact thai Vancouver had  illed. .Mrs Vanetta from around  myself/  'So  far, nothing has come of here. I myself consider it a very  a fal1 of 1189 inches in the same  ��,*.p-  iid.  i  The    Reverend    F.  *    *  ANA Unit 276 to the Rescue ...  Bushfield  topped into the office the other ��J H B||       _|  j.y to reminisce about his days ^V_ffc__i.Mtt ml liiilMtfl  1 the prairie. The retired min- DIOFIH V ICIIIIIS  _er is one of the strong "drys" ���*��**���*������ W AVlHHli  ere. As if you didn't know.  [et Mrs Robert Burns and she  id barely stopped to say "How-  *"  before    the    words   School  Will      Improvement  Have Xmas Aftei All ������  service to people in these is- , Mosi of lhe a<3Tua fel1 on the  lands. I don't doubt but what lasl��� .10 da^s of ��he month, ac-  we will get something from it," cording to observer R. S.  he said, referring to the survey.     Hackett.  In  his  monthly report  the weatherman pointed out that  heavy gales from the southeast  added to the fall. The report  recalled that Mission Creek had  a flood which shut off ihe wafer  supply.  Skellet Returned  r   oeiore    tne    words   School * v*   i'xvx**w\/xw R      Ertnlnmr**;*-���  j>ard  entered  into   the  discus-  JOHN  KATOLA and family, who woke up one morning last QirrHFT t     Tmnrnvpmpnt      As       ���*   ���ftCCXa"1"On  on. You. can bet your life that week and found themselves and their home washed into      sociation wm start a drive to COMMISSIONER Willi  |s a discussion too. No ordin-  the ocean will be looked after this festive season.  fy case   of  askm',   "How's  the  >ard this mornin', Mrs Burns?"  Lucky Katolas'  drive to  wv*-"'""*~"'-'"   "****am H.  increase membership in the rec-  ll.SkfU?"    gained J���������} 4 of  Army and Navy Unit 276 have   ently re-organized unit. ^ l**l*���  **** J^f^  iPTP__0_.tnir���   +^  ^��,.;^^ j.t._-  *         -��� tion when   he  was returned for  Tv^h   r��radf ^    am.      ��   ls   expected   plans   will  be three more years.  r ��,��� I     \i    S^?,     2��5   _.an    made at. the next meeting, Jan- December   1   was   nomination  ���S ��g' r. w Kat��la ?Sd  hZZn ual>y  18  for approaching proper day for  the village  commission.  ?2L?   ^               *a��� -time' Th^  authorities with a view to having No names were proposed where-  tr^ll ls,.now+refdmg in a small      ices on domestic electricity re- by   the   retired  fisherman    who  the nea    trCTed S��ene <*uced' tt was also recently sug-  was  filling  the   vacancy  on  the  ar t ageay. gested   that  the   Association  be commission, following retirement  in an of Arthur,Hall, was returned by  xr 4. ,     *     -i       _. _.   i   "      x~-~-  group.    "    acclamation.  Switching   the   scene   to   Rob- home of John Katola. ��;at��-la. fa"Vly.    had-lost^ every-      Better transportation and im-      Mr  Skellett    was  unavailable  Creek   Have  vou  ever  iust       a    ,    a ta ��� ^   .u       nu- S J,n   tei.r-,  hairbreadth   es-  proved postal facilities will also for comment on his election. Jfe  andered alonl fhe rold west uA ^^t T^J^f *Cabm 5?)^the���.r?,?eiitB   of Ganlbier   be   investigated,    secretary   Mrs will now hold the seat for three  ^naer!a.,aiong,.t/le r,oaclTest home of Mr Katola off its foun- Island raUied to the cause. George Colson announced years.  [Jack    Redman    has    resigned  )m   something   or   another   in __ _!  jchelt.   Strolled   into  his  store   fJ'*%YYf\\17   KCfaTID  id priced  a  few   things.   Jack liailUW   IjOUapC  is busy but had time to  say  Ii."    He seems : to be up and  GAMBIER     Island���Luck     rode      _ ��    J' '  ' gested   that  the   Associati  Wi*g,His ^^^ order tp tak^  y-y- *    *    * *" through   the     Steamboat     Rock J'ff'1,^ .f1 Hmgston^iat tne  interested   ratepayer's  gro  money   were   provided   immedi- Hobby, Community Effort  New Industry May Emerge  From Ceramics Hobby Here  * the creek? I did and made a dati0ns and into the water. His      Blankets    clothing   food    "and  covery     It  lay  back    under wife  and  infant  daughter  were      *lan*ets'   clothlnS.   iood     and  ne tall,    Christmassy    cedars.  asleep    during,    the    night    of atelv  ^ garden m front was nicely Thursd waking   up   as   the      T^p    ...    dai]<yhfAr   nf . t-  fot and its walls were of logs, hl]ffe>  trpL  tore  a   hn{L   through      The   mfant   daughter   of   the  tinted  white at  the  ends. fwf walls of t4 Lme unfortunate  family  will  not  be  Smoke  rising  from  the  brick tW�� walls ��f the n0me' without a Christmas party with  Kmney in slow, easy sirals fad-      Mr  Katola  helped  his   family all the trimmings Everything has  f, to become one with the blue escape through the hole. Neither been provided,  ^the sky background. I thought were   hurt.   Some   bedding   was      in   describing   the   experience,  Christmas cards and sound of all that was saved from the sub- Mr Katola pointed to his badly  Wghbells could be heard faint- merged house  which    contained lacerted hand  where a triangu- ,    ...        . ...  ,.   .  \   Continued on Page 3 the family's possessions. lar piece of glass from the win- ROBERTS CREEK���Ceramics is now holding the spotlight, in  dow   of   the   nearly   submerged       -   this community.  house    had    completely  passed Under the expert guidance of Mrs A. M. Lowe the art of  through his hand. pottery making has gained new significance.  "I never felt a thing when this      Such is the interest shown in  ���   happened,"  he   explained. the   purely   community   project, on  any  0f   the  many  programs  The   water   was   up   to   their  it  has  been  decided   to   hold . a siated   for   the   arts   and   crafts '  chins before  the trapped family  public     meeting     where     each cjub, phone 20H2 or 22A or 24Q.  could   escape   through   the   hole  community and organization may      yiTS  Lowe  urges  that   all  in-  torn by a huge log���part of the   send   representatives   who,     in terested in  joining the ceramics  .       ^       ...       .     i.  . .       r,     JJ-.I-     4.       xad^w   X landslide   which  tore   the   cabin turn, will elect a slate of officers ciass  should   notify  any  of  the  In attempting to light a flooded oil heater, Mr Ross was,  home from its mo0rings. charged   with   controlling   what above   phone   numbers   immedi-  ught at a loss by the sudden combustion.  He    lifted    the has all the earmarks  of becom-  ately,   in   order  for   the   proper  pzing stove from its position by the wall and ran with it to   KllT*rr|'_|r,e" T nflt ing a boom hobby. According to amount  of    equipment    to    be  verandah where it became too hot for him to handle. JLIUI.yiQl_0 J-iUUi Mrs W. M. McKenzie, one of the brought in. Fee for the ceramics   '��� ���������    In a  matter  of    seconds    the ��**    1    7f-    1 1   T boosters,  it  may  even    be    the ciaSs will be $5* for six months  front  of the  house was  ablaze;   W R K Ptl PI fl    lUTI nucleus   of  starting  another  in- which  includes  clay and use of  only     the     timely     arrival     of   If w-*��-v_liUXU.   XAJ.1J. dustry here. equipment.  James   Schutz   and     Bob     and SECHELT.���Burglars broke   into      First move towards organizing      It  is  again  stressed  this  is  a  li:*X-_-7.-X 7X_X  X.7_���__.   ,_���  Johnny  Wilson,  Gibsons  cartage      the Wakefield Inn Monday, es- the Arts and Crafts Centre will  non  profit   organization  for  the  ixploding Oil Heater  lakes It Close Call  IBSONS���One of the lucky men in Gibsons is elderly D. W.  Ross.  hrothy Larsen  ,p Ticket Seller  OROTHY   Larsen   gamed   top J     �� drivers who started piling caping'w^more^^^srao. ^   +u +���      +   u   i, u ._+ +v. ~ ���_     .  honors   m   the   ticket     selling dirt and sand on the blaze, av-      Entry was gained by means of  be the meetmg to be heW at the use of the community. Interested  rive recently organized by Se- erted   what   COuld  have  been  a breaking   through   a   temporary  home of Dr A. M. Lowe, Roberts persons from Sechelt may phone  lelt branch   Canadian  Legion,  monors in the selling also went  serious lire.  wall of plywood.    The    inn    is  Creek on January 4 at 8 p.m.      Mrs Phylis Parker,  Sechelt 51.  lSx:TiJr1" r>   v1C DCivr"5 "V wiT Gibsons volunteer fire brigade undergoing   repairs   and   it   was      At   present   a    'Drawing    for  >Maig- Parser, Margaret  wu- arriVed   immediately   and    soon through this makeshift partition Fun' class is being held which is  &ms,^Eleanor Powell and^iJar- had the fire under control. that the burglars  gained  access  proving to be  a success.  Mem- *  ^t?           7-     fi     +r,            1+     * Mr Ross escaped serious burns, to the till where the money lay.  bership fee for this school is 50  It  was  directly the  result   ot He suffered slightly from shock.      Constable W. A. Peterson, Gib-  cents plus 25 cents    per    week.  L\ese,girls   magnificent     eitort ^11 damage was confined to the sons,  is  in charge of investiga-  Classes  are  held  each  Wednes-  lat the Cake Raffle was such a   from of the houge  iccess  tions.  day at 7.30 p.m. For information  legion Hall  Meetings  Mom Has Trouble  SECHELT ��� Tuesday, Pro-Rec  I 7:30; Friday, Oldtime Dance,  f:30; Saturday, Legion Cabaret,  1 p.m.; Sunday, Church service,  jkternbon; Monday, 19, P-TA  phildrbn, afternoon; Tuesday, 20,  frOrRec, 7:30; Friday, 23, Old-  hirie Dance; Sunday, 25, Church  |ervice; Monday, 26, Pro 'Rec,  |':30; Friday, 30, Oldtime Dance;  Saturday, 31, Legion New Year  bance.  [ Dates not mentioned are  l>pen.'  Dear Aunt Lizzy:.  I hear you'll maybe be going  to Sechelt for Christmas. That's  a fine idea, only don't take Uncle  Ben with you. They've had a  terrible time with the water and  you know Uncle Ben. If he can't  get water the way he wants it���  camouflaged with a wee drop,  to take the rusty taste away���  then he'll just drink beer. And  every time he does that he  thinks he is Commissioner Mrs  Nestman or else easy goin' Lloyd  Royal from Pender .Harbour.  How he can mix the\n ~"t\yo" is  beyond me.  But I must tell you anyway.  We went to Sechelt and the  water was all off. They were  coolin' the diesels that make the  lights and stuff with water from  the ocean. But the funny part  was that the pump they were  using was put on a skiff and  shoved out in the water to get  away from the swell.  This is just rumor now, Auntie.  Pop���flgain  But I heard the skiff sunk.  We were out of lights during  a big storm and I heard that  the swell was so big /the skiff  and the pump sunk. W__at I can't  figger out is, how come one of  them well dressed fellers would  come all the way from the Hotel  Vancouver just to push over a  dirty little skiff? If he lived in  Gibsons we'd sick "Pete" Peterson onto him, quick.  But to got on Avith the story.  Continued, on Page 8  30IAH3S  0 H  VIHOiOIA  iHYHSn IVIOIIAOHd DR HUGH INGLIS is under the  weather . . . may be out for  a week or so. Mrs Roberta Mc-  Kibbin suffered a sprained ankle when she fell the other evening. George Walsh of Granthams also suffered a severely  sprained ankle when he tripped  on a bad step the other night.  He had to pay a visit to Dr  Hugh McColl at Sechelt, for some  X-rays. While taking the first X-  ray, the power went off, and the  Dr managed to get the shot  while the lights were on and  out for a few minutes.  Went down on the Tuesday"  Ferry, quite a trip, take the bus  after you get to Horseshoe Bay,  then transfer to a smaller bus at  the bridge, and go over the  Bailey bridges, two of them.  Quite a scene of activity there,  bulldozers, cranes, and men,  everywhere, and junk, trees,  rocks and water. Gibsons sure  looked good to come home to.  Our bus got the priority somehow, and we went sailing  through, leaving lines of automobiles for blocks, what a headache for all of them over there.  Noticed signs on the Bailey  bridges, one sign reads "Lost  Weekend Bridge," and the other  one says "Aftermath," quite appropriate. We got through in  real good time, they are certainly doing their best in the  muddle. And it's sure a bad time  for it to be in a muddle, Christmas Jiolidays, everyone making  that'rush trip  some place.  We were talking to a party  who has friends on the west side,  and he said they had spent over  three years making a beautiful  garden, cement walls, building  up the banks, and putting soil in  to make a real garden, trees,  shrubs, and flowers, and they  stood and watched it just wash  down the river, but they were  thankful, the house still stands.  Another person had the water  in his home, and in the mad  scramble getting things out, he  went to rescue his most cherished possession, a case of  "Scotch," and found it gone.  That was the last straw, nothing else mattered  after that.  Congratulations in order for  our "Bill Skellett," on his return by acclamation for a three-  year term as our road commissioner. He's been doing a fine  job, and certainly gives every  hour demanded of him to the job.  We know that in the coming  years, the needs of the villagers  will be well looked after by  "Our Bill."  Don't forget the tea and sale  of home cooking, and a few fine  articles of sewing that will be  in the Legion Hall, put on by  the Legion Ladies' Auxiliary in  aid of children's Christmas party  funds.  They tell me a couple of our  "Young Old Timers" will be middle aisling it this month. Will  tell you all particulars later on,  they are a little shy at publicity  right now. Anyway wae sure-wish  them the best.  Our Jack Theed, bank manager, is back on the job.  Mr R. Denny, jeweller, has  closed up his shop, you can  reach him at his residence���  Andy Hills place.  Notice frost on everything this  very nice morning. See snow on  the mountains, hope it stays  there, it's nice to look at, but  that's all.  Monday, December Twelfth, Nineteen Forty-nine  John Antle* Fisher of Men  '9  HEREWITH   is  a   reproduction   of ..a,r-recent  editorial from the Vancouver Sun.^sWe  thought it particularly appropriate for the  Sechelt  Peninsula.  "The Rev John Antle is dead. Up . and  down the Pacific Coast, this famous sailor and  missionary was known and loved for the good  works in which he never tired and for the  Gospel which he never failed to preach in  word and deed.  "Tomorrow, he who 'went down to the  sea in ships and did business in great waters'  will be laid to rest. Needless to say, his body  will be given in keeping to the sea which  was his home, as brother priests commend  his soul to God's keeping. That is the way he  wanted it.  John Antle came of a sturdy race. He was  a Newfoundlander, and in his 80's he saw his  native colony joined to Canada in full confederation. From early life, he felt the call  of the sea and of those who lived by the 'sea-.  He offered himself for the Anglican ministry,  and after ordination began on the East Coast  a mission to mariners which was to be his  lifework. Soon after the turn of the century,  he established the Columbia Coast Mission,  which he headed until 1936. Countless outposts along the B.C. coast became havens of  Christian faith through his efforts, and in  many he set up. sorely needed hospitals which  remain as lasting testimonials to his service  to  others.  "Mr Antle refused to grow old. Two years  ago, he sought to make a return voyage to  Newfoundland as skipper of a small yacht.  Sickness turned him back. Even the stroke  which caused his death came to him aboard  ship���he was on his yacht Reverie in Coal  Harbour.  "Such men as John Antle are rare. For  more than half a century a Fisher of Men  among those to whom���like his Master���he  often talked of God as they mended their  nets, he has now passed from strength to  strength, looking as St John looked to that  new heavon and new earth where in the  splendor of the divine presence 'there is ho  more  sea.'"  Tfiank You, Mr Skellett  FIGHTING  is   a  hateful thing but,  like   evil  tasting medicine, there are times when it  has its good points. The village of Gibsons has  just finished a time when a real fight, or  physic would have done some good. It would  at least have jarred ratepayers out of their  apathy.  The dictionary says apathy means indifference; being insensible. These words describe the last municipal election, or the farce  that passed for an election.  Irrespective of how good a man Mr William H. Skellet is, and it is questionable if  even he is the finest, most upright man in  Gibsons���he would be the first to admit he is  neither of these���then why did not someone  run against his lone nomination? Surely, judging by the number of people who are willing  to tell the commissioners, once they are installed in office, how to run the village, surely  there was one who had the power of his own  convictions.  Out of all the taxpayers in Gibsons not  one had the courage to back his or her beliefs. Only one of two things can be deduced  from the election of Mr Skellett, either he is  far away the best man in the village or the  peple just don't give a darn.  During the next year there will be many  letters and words written and said against  our  commissioners and all too few for them.  It should be recalled by the men and  women who will doubtless do the criticising,  human nature being what it is, that they had  Lheir chance to do something constructive,  really useful on December 1. Let them remember that, then think long and deep before  they ask "who put him in theve? Who do them  commissioners think they are anyway. Boy,  wait until next election, we will certainly  smarten them up."  Next election has come and gone���did  you?  Then Don't.  To Mr Skellett, thanks for offering yourself, sir, to what you know will be a thankless  job. It is only by reason of men like you that  democracy can work. Without your public  spirit we would be governed from Victoria,  by remote control���without representation or  at least never with the interest that you have  shown. You have only your conscience to  guide you now. Nothing constructive has come  your way from the taxpayers. Very little will.  Luck and Brigade Combine  Read   this  journeying to  to the man in  like the look  answers him,  she's awfully  dren."   Well,  funny.  little note, while  Vancouver. Doctor  the office, "I don't  of your wife." Man  ���'Neither do I, but  good with the chil-  I   thought   it   was  IN THE Coast News today is a story about an  elderly man who had a miraculous escape  from serious injury when his Coleman stove  exploded.  It can never be stressed to much, or too  often, that there is very serious danger involved in working with oil stoves. Oil becomes highly volatile when heated, therefore  great care must be exercised when lighting  this type of apparatus.  Owing   to   the   fast   thinking     of     James  Straw in the Wind  REZONING in  Sechelt and  Gibsons  is  again  to the fore. Sechelt, represented by the  Board of Trade, hinted at the problems of  rezoning during discussions on incorporation.  It is good that someone at least hinted, about  it. It may well be a straw in the wind showing  the progressive body is aware of the pitfalls.  Haphazard, ramshackle and disjointed  planning of the village-to-be can, and will,  cost many headaches and not a little money.  Indiscriminate building can detract from  the real value of property. Your home cannot afford a shack next door. Your store is in  the same position. Only zoning bylaws can  control that.  Another saving to be gained, and saving  is money, is reduction in insurance rates to be  gained by properly controlled building.  With  Schutz, tragedy was averted, but this will not  always happen. A note of thanks should also  be added to the fast work of the much abused  voluntary fire brigade. Through their efforts  the fire was confined to a small portion of the  house.  It is to be hoped that the meeting, called  for December 12, in order to verbally���at  least���overhaul the fire brigade will result in  co-operation such as was shown by the men  in this emergency.  business increasing and more residents arriving every month it is imperative that Sechelt make an immediate start on zoning. One  of the first charges against the first council  should be controlled, planned building. This  will save many of the headaches now facing  its sister village of Gibsons, and to a far  greater extent, but springing from the same  apathy, the city of Vancouver.  As Robert Burns warned two weeks ago,  "If you want improvements you must be prepared to pay for them." That is good advice.  Zoning bylaws will help you cut the cost when  you build for the future. It will pay in monetary returns. It will amply pay the trouble  by increasing the already beautiful setting of  Sechelt; giving a boost to the pride of the  community.  Readers Say ...        :  SIR���I think that most of your ���  readers will agree that there i  is nothing more important in our-^  world than our children andl  their children's children. They ]  are our greatest asset. %  It is  important that they obtain at an early age a right conception   of   God,   and  that  they  learn to love and worship Him.  Next, that they receive the best  education possible for ignorance j  is the most dangerous enemy the I  human race has to face. To get';  this we must have good schools  and better schools. The child liv-.:ii  ing in the rural parts should have  the same privileges   and  opportunities   as   those   living   in  the^  larger centres. Schools and good"  teachers   will   cost   money.   We-jj  may  think  that  we,.. cannot   af-j  ford these, but can we afford to/  be without them? Is the educa-JI  tion   of   our   children   the   most  costly thing we have to keep up|f  How much a year do we spen&r  on  education?  Compare   it  witKj  what  many  pay  for  smokes   of  alcoholic  drinks  and  other  lux|l  uries. We ought to be glad thall  we live in a province that leadM  all others "in this important dejlf  partment���education..  I think though that our systenj  of taxation for the same shouljT  be. changed. I would suggest tha^l  our government handle the D��  partment of Education as it doe  our public works. Do away wit!  all   money   by-laws     for   scho||  buildings.  Let  the Departmeii]  of Education survey, the need  the   whole  province.   Have  unjl  form plans of schools to suit thl  needs   of the  different localiti^  ���small,    medium    and    larg|  These plans could be used agaf  and again and save money. Thi  could be  so  planned that othi.  units  could be  added if needel  later without any tearing dovf  or spoiling the appearance of tl  building.  This  would   take   a   great   ri  sponsibility off the local trusted  and would protect .them and trj]  school inspectors of unnecessai  criticism.  Gibsons, B.C.  F. Bushfield.'j  Sure had a week of wind and  weather, ran out of coal oil, and  candles by the score, wonder  when our Power is gonna be  running 100 percent. It's sure  terrific with no power, stove is  run by electricity, and try getting a meal on one little burner,  with no power, the poor maintenance men on the job, must  have their ears ringing from  morn till night. We sure been  blessin'   'em.  Hear Sechelt water supply  back to normal, sure had something there, when they were  carrying the water around in  those old "beer" barrels. Wonder how the stuff would taste  after you let it stand for a few  weeks. Bet you'd never know the  difference, between water, and  the stuff you pay ten cents a  glass for.  Or  would  you?  Well, folks, guess I'll get on  my horse, and see if this makes  the deadline, something tells me  I'm late. But I simply had to  make that trip to Vancouver. I  know the. "Ed'.' won't take this  as an excuse, so better keep my  fingers crossed. Noticed a letter  in the daily paper re the song  "Mule Train," someone protesting about the guy whipping the  mules. What next, I ��� think that  song's OK, of course, I guess I  would.   But   a   person   certainly  has a lot to do when: they sit  down and waste time on such  drivel.  <  Deepest sympathy goes out to  Sammy and Johnny Topham in  the loss~6_* their mother, Mrs Annie Topham, who' passed away  this week.  The former VON Auxiliary  group, have decided to carry on,  as a service to the Community,  ready to help either nurse if  necessary. Anyone interested in  joining this group, may contact  Mrs Sue Frith or Mrs R. Mc-  Kibbin. Object of the group will  be to help wherever or whenever    needed,"   from    Hopkins  through to Gower, it is felt that  such an organization is something which can be used in the  coming months. Practical help,  when it is needed right away to  tide over until things seem  righted again, to supply clothing in an emergency or anything that can be done to help,  is the aim. President of this  group will be Mrs R. McKibbin.  Well, that's it, folks.  A woman who had never  handled a rifle before broke 14  out of 15 bullseyes on a London  range. It is not known what she  was aiming at.  SIR:     ATRABILIOUS    fanfarj  trumpeted   from   Gambier  land will make no impression  the  coming generation of "W$  fare Staters." '/I  The caliber of our comrac  of the "Welfare State" who al  in the sere and yellow leaf mfl  be gauged by their outcries jjj  the difficulty of subscribing pe  haps 50c a month more or h  from their nominal taxes to prl  vide District No. 46 with the rfl  creased capacity for schooli  which is now an emergency co  fronting us. It might be apt he  to remind them of a very estii  able man of history who se  "Render unto Caesar that whifj  is Caesar's."  40 Yej  Holland Sets  Fine Example  THE  EDITORIAL  page   of   tj  Montreal Gazette is campaigy  ing to show the stupidity aM  tragedy of destroying food at a|j  point in the world while otl  points are in need.  Planned destruction of surplj  food  gives   Socialists,    Marxist,  and men everywhere a just causj  for indicting    both    governmei;  and business. In answer to th  problem, the Gazette printed t\  story of a bumper crop yieldifi  a surplus of 200,000 tons of veW  etables   in   Holland.   The   Du1$|  Government attempted    to    sejj  this  surplus  to    American    ar||  British   authorities   in  German;.,  but   the   latter  had   neither  tf  funds nor the authority to buy  "The Dutch Government," sa^'i  this   story,   "had    little    to    |  thankful for to Germany." Pr.  fessor Egbert    DeVries,    specif  economic   adviser  to   the  DutdiL  Ministry of Overseas Affairs, ha��  even less to be thankful for. Hi]  had,  in fact,    every  reason Ml  hating the Germans who had piM  his  wife  in  concentration  cam|  where she died during the Ger|  man occupation. .   |  DeVries, however, saw the imf]  possibility of building a deceit  world on hatred. Through hit  own change of heart he was ablf!  to induce the Dutch Government  to send this food as a gift to ____  Ruhr. And, when he found thL  Germans had no means of transl  porting it, he was able to go baclf  and induce his Cabinet to defraj  the transportation costs. Sechelt School Hews  By   ELAINE   GOWLAND  IN SPITE of drizzly weather, a  soccer game was played between Sechelt Residential School  and Sechelt Superior School on  November 25. The score ended  2-0 in favor of the Residential  School. The game was played by  the Junior High boys at the  Residential School grounds.  With groans and grumbles, the  school children went back to  school after eyeing the signs,  "School Friday,'* in big bold  print tacked up in various places  in the village. The school was  closed Monday due to the water  supply being  cut  off.  , We are sorry to hear that  .Raymond Stockwell of Porpoise  i-Bay has a broken leg. This resulted when he fell from a bridge  pear his home. We wish him a  speedy recovery and hope to see  glim back at school soon.  I Everyone was glad to see  jSteve Postlethwaite drive into  the school grounds Friday after-  boon. This meant there would  be a National Film Board show.  Steve was a student here last  j^ear and operates the projector  |or these showings. The first  film showed how to take care  hi the teeth. It was very simply  explained and could be easily  understood and remembered by  .he smaller children. The next  film was about paratroopers and  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Dec. 12, 1949  is Lorner  . . By H. L.W.  .  Hassans9  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  The bid-Established  General     Store  1   SUPPLYING  FAMILIES,  FISHERMEN AND  1CAMPS  Latest   in   Novelties   and  Toys.  Fish Buyers  HOME GAS STATION  ��  I  Mechanical Refrigeration  Fresh Deliveries on Hand  Always.  Steer for  Hassans' Landing  Midway South Shore  r  JACK MCTIL  Can renovate that empty  basement or attic.  Your spare space can be  made  REVENUE    PRODUCING  NOW  Prepare for the summer  tourist trade. Action now  means  MONEY   FOR   YOU  Workmanship Guaran-   '  teed   ���   Reasonable  Let   us   give  you   a  free   estimate.  Phone  45  Gibsons  I FIND it difficult to concur with  the view of many that such  things as the operation of automobiles should be taught in the  public   schools   of   Alberta.  My opposition to this and similar projects is based on two  reasons:  The first reason is that public  school education should consist  of instruction that is absolutely  essential to everybody and will  form an adequate background to  any kind of specialized instruction later.  The second reason is that  public money, particularly when  education is starved for funds,  should not be spent in public  schools on courses that are useful to only one class in a community.  It would probably be an excellent and useful thing if every  child of suitable age was able  to operate a car safely nd efficiently. But it is not the business of the public schools to give  tht knowledge. It should not  be paid for with the taxpayer's  money.  TWO  KINDS  OF SCHOOLING  What the proponents of luxury courses in the schools seem  to forget is that education falls  sharply into two distinct classifications.  First, there is the essential  or background education which  should be acquired by everybody.  This consists of the rudiments  of mathematics, geography, letters and all those elementary  subjects without which no intelligent person can advance easily  in the   world.  The teaching of these essential  background subjects properly  occupies all the time of public  and high school teachers. To  absorb them properly requires  all the time of young students.  Consequently when educational frills are introduced into  the curricula of the schools, some  other subject has to suffer.  In other words, to find time  to teach children how to drive  motor cars, time has to be subtracted from mathematics or  social studies or English or some  other   essential subject.  There is one sure test for the  suitability of any subject on the  curriculum of a public school.  Is it something essential to the  well-being of every child in the  school?  If it is not essential to all, it  has no place on the curriculum.  HIGHER   LEARNING  Higher education is specialized  education.  After the youngster finds out  what he wants to do and what  the rugged training they have to  go through.  Two other films were about  the sea: how the Co-op was  formed by the fishermen in Nova  Scotia, and how conditions for  the sailors has improved in recent years.  Grade 10 pupils-were busy getting out circulars to parents noti-.  fying them there will be a party  of Christmas tree in the Legion  Hall, December 19, from 1 to 3  p.m. This is for pre-school children and pupils of grades one to  three. A picture show will be  given pupils of grades four to 12.  Then there was the man who  was told by his doctor to take  something warm after supper so  he took the doctor's overcoat and  two mufflers.  he wants to be, he begins to  build on the foundation of essential instruction he has acquired  in public  schools.  At this point in the educational  system, and only at this.point, is  it proper to introduce subjects,  such as motor car operation, that  do not apply to the needs) of all  the pupils.  This is the point where  branching out begins. And while  the driving of automobiles is not  as specialized a branch of  knowledge as a familiarity with  the law of contract, for instance,  it is still of sufficiently specialized connotation as to be totally  inappropriate in any curriculum  below this point.  Elementary education gives the  student the kind of knowledge  he must have. Higher education  gives him the kind of knowledge  he desires to have.  When it is remembered that  the great majority of people in  this generation will have to be  content with the kind of knowledge they should have, it would  seem to be a pity to subtract  from the time spent on that  knowledge any intervals devoted  to the science of changing gears  and avoiding pedestrians.  MONEY  FOR  EDUCATION  It is a tragic mistake to add to  elementary education any ornamental subjects so long as eduction is so desperately in need  of money for other purposes.  So long as public school teachers are forced to subsist on salaries considerably less than those  earned by longshoremen and  garage mechanics, it is gross presumption to spend money on the  teaching of courses that are unessential however desirable they  may be.  Until the bare framework of  elementry education, is on a  sounder financial basis, the educational frills are not only unjustified but something of an  affront to the whole teaching  profession.  MORE  ABOUT . . .  Between You 'n Me  (Continued  From Page   1)  thought they were sleighbells. A  sign said Alma Cottage, another  said D. W. Walker.  * *    *  Mae Esson is her name, she  comes from Scotland and is certainly not ashamed of it. It's a  long jump from Glasgow University to the Barbeque. But she  made it with her usual aplomb.  Good cook, too.  * *    *  They tell me 16-year-old Ann  Jervis (Under-the-Dogwood Jervis, that is) is quite some pum'-  kins at ballet dancing an' stuff.  She even teaches it, but not during the month of December. No  sir. Christmas and concerts an'  things.     9  * *    *  I ran into Fred Ames and  heard all about roads that are  really tough���in Burma. Fred is  resident engineer here but after  leaving England had surveyed  all the railroad right-of-way between Burma and Siam. Prisoners of war built it, during this  last fracas. Fred worked in with  the London ARP during the blitz.  We had something in common���  a real respect for bombs an'  stuff.  * *    *  Mrs C. Crucil, Tasella's Shoppe,  hails from the north of Italy. I  remarked that she must have  come from the northern part���  complexion, accent and so forth.  She did. I suggested Rome was  probably the nicest city in Italy  but   she   wouldn't   go   for   that.  Genoa was one of her favorites.  * *    *  Just in case  the kids haven't  reminded you, there are only 11  shopping days before Christmas.  *    *    *  Mrs Fred Saunders was grinning when I met her. Perhaps  something her friendly husband  had to say. Fred's always got  some wise crack.  The odor of cloves on your  breath is a dead give-away, says  a writer. Fortunately, it is neatly killed with another snifter.  This advertisement is not published  or displayed by the Liquor Control  Board or by the Government of  British Columbia.  Call CECIL LAWRENCE  Sechelt 36  Wm. McFadden  Optometrist  GIBSONS  Office Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evenings   by  Appointment  Every  day  except Thursday  Why  go  to Vancouver for  Optical Service?  Bring* Your Repair Jobs to Us!  Boat Tanks, Warm Air Heating Furnaces Repai  Range and Heater Repairs  red  CHICKEN FARM EQUIPMENT  GUTTERS AND DOWNPIPE  AIR CONDITIONING  Sheet Metal   Works  Laurie Speck, Gibsons                   Phone Gibsons  8R  NOTICE to PRO-REC  Classes will be suspended during the school  Christmas holidays. Opening again on the  10th of January, 1950. We will be pleased to  see a lot more ladies and girls from the Sechelt area attending the classes and enjoying  an evening out, also building healthy bodies  and having a lot of fun doing so. After all,  this is the "SECHELT PRO REC CLASS", and  so far the Wilson Creek and Selma Park  ladies have shown the most interest. Ladies  are most welcome to visit us at the Legion  Hail any Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. without  obligation.  B. LUMSDEN.  sm 4  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Dec. 12, 1949  SECHELT  By "ARIES"  out tickets sale was our own  little Dorothy Larsen We saw  the watch Dorothy won and she  was very pleased with it but  that was not the incentive. Dor-  A  VERY  disappointing     attend-  othy  knows  all about; polio  ow-  ance at the Legion open house J"g  to  her  au?^ .after   ���h��m  .       ~      .,      &-,      ,% ,     V,.   she was named,  being a victim  owing   to     the     dreadful  night.        ^      dread   >.     J  Due to lack of water and power    ^    worked hard dur_  shortage,   the   committee   found in/the   camDaien   to   sell     the  themselves   laboring   under   dif- {?ckets  ficulties.   They   who   were   there  said they had a very good time Nice to see the boys now get-  and we were surprised at the ting a start in the St Hilda's An-  talent that came forward under glican choir. We understand  cover of darkness to do their bit. that Henry Newcomen is now  There was Alec Grey for in- with the children's choir. We  stance. Who ever would have hope he won't feel uncomfort-  thought that he was such an able with all those girls in the  accomplished elocutionist. And choir and that another boy will  Mrs Murphy, the wife of the be added soon. They look so  genial Dr Murphy of Selma Park nice in their surplices in the  ���this lady had us all fooled choir stalls on Sundays,  with  a  true  tale    of    how  she      ,ir .    ., ,, '    ,  caught  a  bear by the tail,   and th^wIS^t^^ha^��S  Mrs  Arnold with  a  funny   inci-  ^ Z ^L��\J?u? i J^L!  dent of her first trip to Sechelt cu,p of cof*ee w}th Jacl5 Gowan  T let whom we have known for many  " . years.  Jack  is treasurer for  the  The program, while the lights local branch of the Legion, a  were on, got off to a good start young veteran of this last war  with Mrs McColl singing two with some very good ideas on  numbers, Mr Al Jackson with Legion policy. We noticed an-  the sea shanties, very popular other local girl employed there,  these, and a piano solo by Mrs Pat Berry, and also saw Jean  Jack Gowan of Selma Park, a sinnott who tells us she was  very gifted pianist who, out of called on duty for a few days  practice, gave a superb perform- as Mrs Mae Esson was away  ance especially Moonlight Son- feeling a little bit under the  ata, this number also m the dark weather. Hope she gets back soon  as the lights again failed at this as s^e js a very cheery person  moment. Frank and Josie Wheel- around there. It's nice to drop in  er also of Selma Park with the as au the gjris have the welcome  Marrionettes     were     loudly   ap- sjgn oU^  plauded and a shadow play Sorry ' that another of our  would have been much better yoUng veterans has gone back  but again the lights  failed. to    Shaughnessy  Hospital,    Jim  Waltzing in candlelight and a Steele, who runs the radio shop  square   dance  to  the   music    of here   in   the   Union   Store.     We  Captain Andy Johnson, Jack Mc- hope he will be home soon! We  Cleod and Mrs Turner was also have noticed Jim has not looked  enjoyed.  With  refreshments  un- at an wen lately,  der candlelight, the evening closed with God Save the King. We notice Dick  Clayton back  The raffles with which it was once more from Toba Inlet where  hoped to  raise funds  could  not he  has  been  working for  some  be drawn, but we understand it month       ^ pink    Forbes   Qo_  will be in a few days and win-  .       . . ,     ���J  ners   announced.     A     Christmas mS to do a 3ob of work here we  cake   was   donated     by   Sechelt understand. Mr and Mrs Forbes  Motor  Transport;   a   gift  certifi- have   a   brand   new   baby,   con-  cate  donated by T.  Eaton  Ltd.,  gratulations.  ��G ^l^dALti^7wJS winner of the Christmas cake  ?��   Ln^i  t ^ gw,��g S3S2 donated   to   the   L.A.,   Canadian  the   general   fund   was     Sechelt t-   _���        ,������������ t\/t^_.   tt.;**,,.,   ,t,_+v,  Service   Store   with   eift   of   cof- LeS10n��   was   Mrs   Hutton   with  ?JL ^a  pa^a Si_�� S,-+�� \  ticket   number   280.   The   flower  fee and Canada Packers with a Unr,,n.   ,���������   ���rrt���   u���   ,�����      -.*���  ��,���*+  ~.e .^ri^^^^r.   ov,,.   _,   ^^v,o*,*_,v,  basket   was   won   by   Mrs   Mc-  f^XTsakery %& WesT ^anus.   The   drawing   was   held  nIll- RflV/1I * at   the   regulr   monthly  meeting  Mrf Turner the official ac- of the L'A' and tickets were  nJ^LJS ��fr +iJ .^_��� it ,?�� drawn by President Mrs George  compamst for the Legion, is un- Batcheior.     The   cosmetic   raffle  ovSSnn^ * h Tvrv p rLJ* If�� tickets which are still on sale  !t?nJ fn w iJS_ w, w 111 will be drawn in time for Christ-  stand in but Bob was not able , ., mv~tprv nrj7e<? do-  to help much this time being so ma+s/1T ��� , I ,Jy prJ TT ���  ^���.,o��� ������_. +v,�� ���in��t f-o r> -d^X**.. nated by Wakefields and Union  busy  at the plant  (B.C.  Power).  qtparn(,h1nc. will he drawn at the  fgeooLdTmneCaa���nd aenvderydo��nePUhtel��pnS NeTSs"anct %������X  anrthatTsomttWng" P    be announced in this column.  A       4.  ������  4.1 u^���i   #_,-.  -.   -^-u      We notice Mr and Mrs Stew-  w��l *SLl    hnnlH    t T^nn  art Killick back <���e more after  well   done   should   go   to     Bob ,     .   ,   ,.,        .      ,T  Cooke,     superintendent   of   B.C. a   sho^   Hobday   m   Vancouver.  Power Commission, and the men ^ had a wonderful tirne, lots  who worked so long and uncom- ?f *01fe Partie,s and *lad to get  plaining  to  keep  the   Peninsula  DacK 10r a rest'  lighted.   It   was  hardly   a  small      Speaking" of holidays, that was  job     without    water    coming a   wonderful   jaunt   enjoyed   by'  through the intake tb keep  the Mr and Mrs E. S. Clayton. It was'  .   massive     engines     cooled.     We  a  nice   way  to  take  it,   all  the  thought   Bob   looked   very  tired way by bus,  no responsibilities,  today and. sporting a growth of pirst they  caught the bus from  beard which in normal times we Vancouver to Portland and visit-  never see. It is all very well for ed   there,   then   on   to   Crescent  the many well  informed people city,     and   from   there   to   San  who are always very ready with Francisco.  advice as to how such and so Next was a wonderful visit to  should be done and it is so easy Golden Gate Park, then on to  to criticize. But many here, who Los Angeles where they visited  patiently did without water, the Huntington Park Art Gal-  reahze that the men at the in- iery. From there they went to  take and the power plant have San Diego and then over to Cor-  a lot of thanks coming their onado where they were guests  way. of Rev and Mrs J. Lax, one time  Miss Amelia James, " one of Anglican vicar at Gibsons some  our first pioneers here has gone Xfars a%0- Th* retur+n Vlp Y*8  to Vancouver for a few days, through San Diego, to Los An-  We don't know what she will p^es tQ Los Vagas,. then a short  think of it all as she has not f1? *�� ���* Boulder Dam and  been away for many years. Such ^ake Meacl;    ,-.._, . ,  a time to go, too, with bridges The/ vl+slt|d+thTe Mormon tab-  washed out and transportation frnac}e at Salt Lake City and  difficult heard a recital played by Fred  Asper who is sometimes heard  Have had many phone calls as over KSL, and visited the huge  to why we gather news and copper mine which supplies one-  neyer get it in the paper. Sorry, third of United States copper,  we do the best we can. We put Then back to Portland and Van-  our contribution in the collec- couver and home. One thing we  tion box at the store where it liked to hear about was the nat-  is supposed to be put on the ural museum at Golden Gate  bus. However we phoned the Park where there are hundreds  boss at Gibsons and he will in- of stuffed animals in their nat-  vestigate. We are not the only ural surroundings. How wonder-  ones in wrong, praise be! as Half ful this would be in Stanley  Moon Bay and Pender Harbour Park, instead of those wretched  are also missing and their stuff beasts pacing endlessly back  came down and was put in the and forth behind iron bars for  box. Soon we shall not be able the education of little children,  to get an item if this goes on.      The cruelty of this is a stigma in  what is a; wonderful citv.  Isn t it nice to know that the       *  top   girl  in   the   Kinsmen  shell        We were enquiring about Mrs  Fire Protection  To Be Discussed  AN OPEN meeting will be held  in the hall of the United  Church, Gibsons,, on Monday,  December 12, at 8 p.m., for the  purpose of discussing fire protection in Gibsons and district,  and to organize a volunteer fire  brigade to render emergency assistance in case of fire.  Interested residents are invited to attend this meeting, a special invitation being extended to  member^'of the Kinsmen Club,  Board of Trade, Canadian Legion, Village Commission, School  Board, Farmers' Institute, Ratepayers Association, and other local organizations.  There is urgent necessity for  organizing a volunteer fire protective body at the earliest possible moment, said Robert Macnicol, president of the Gibsons  and District Ratepayers Association.  This will be an open meeting,  to discuss methods to be adopted in making use of whatever  fire protection equipment may  now be available, and it is hoped  to obtain a favorable response  to the appeal for a good attendance at meeting December 12.  Brooker Sr, and understand her  condition has improved very  much since going to Tranquille.  She likes it there but we join  the family in wishing that she  could come home for Christmas.  Raymond Stockwell is getting  along very nicely at home. Raymond, you will remember, had  an accident a short time ago.  We called on our old friend  Mrs E. Morley recently and  found her feeling very much better and very glad to see us.  Coast News Cost  To Tumble Soon  THE  COAST News  will be reduced in price as of January 1.  New rates will be:  One year's subscription, $2.00,  and a six-month subscription  may be had for $1.00.  In order to avoid any confusion to subscribers who are not  in arrears, adjustment will be  made from this office whereby  the suscription date will be extended to compensate for the  lowering price. Part of the avowed intention of this paper is to  reach the most with the most,  that is the fundamental reason  behind   the new move.  Further to the intention of  making the Coast News the real  "Voice and Soul of the Peninsula" it is now being re-introduced  at  no   cost  to  you.  This  MEAD EARNS DOLLARS  The making of mead, a centuries-old Cornish industry that  has recently been revived* is  now earning dollars. A distillery has been set up at the village of Gulval, traditionally as-  socited with mead - making.  About a quarter million bottles  have been brewed this year but  next year this is to be increased  to half a million. Seventy-five  percent of the output is being  sent abroad to earn dollars and  other hard currency. Another  distillery to make mead liquors  and mead brandy will go into  production nexf year. Mead itself is a fermented liquor having honey as its main ingredient. It is not unlike Moselle wine  in taste, though rather stronger.  temporary   free   paper   will   be  for one month only. ,  Choice  Red Cedar Yellow Cedar Fir  IN ALL DIMENSIONS  ROUGH - PLANED - SHIPLAP  We deliver anywhere on the Peninsula  BURNS & JACKSON SAWMILL  Phone Wilson Creek 15M-2 Wilson Creek  Cfi  T.B." FREE   IN  BC  [[rX.  Important to all CATTLE OWNERS in the area not organized  under the Federal "Restricted Area'7 plan for the ERADICATION  OF BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS which have already 'been constituted as follows: Fraser Valley (1925), Vancouver Island  (1939), and the Greater Okanagan (1949). Unorganized parts of  the Province can now be constituted as one area.  BEFORE ANY  REQUEST MAY  BE  MADE  to  Ottawa  for ASSISTANCE in the eradication of BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS from  a restricted area, an application shall be made to the Dominion  Department of Agriculture by the British Columbia Minister of."  Agriculture stating:  /7that a majority consisting of at least TWO THIRDS  of the cattle OWNERS in the proposed area are in  FAVOR of having their cattle tested for the eradication of tuberculosis."  ANY SUCH STATEMENT CAN BE BASED ONLY UPON THE  WISHES OF THE FARMERS AS SHOWN BY THEIR SIGNATURES ON A PETITION WHICH MUST ACCOMPANY THE  APPLICATION WHEN MADE BY THE MINISTER.  Forms of petitions have been prepared and are being signed now,  some have been completed and returned. If there is none in your  district be sure to contact your District or Supervising Agriculturist  who can supply you with the form.  The British Colombia Department of Agriculture  VICTORIA, B. C.  J. B. Munro, M.B.E.  Deputy Minister  Hon. Harry Bowman  Minister Roberts Creek . . .  UNDER THE DOGWOOD  "I'M DREAMING of a white  Christmass"���let's hope it won't  develop into a nightmare. Mind  you, this cold, dry weather is  preferable to the rain. But���it  means, now, that I've got to  remember to take the kettle of  warm, water with me wheii I go  to the pump first thing in the  morning.  As I generally carry two buckets, this kettle business makes  it awkward. But then we are  never satisfied, are we?  I was in town recently and it  was the first time I had seen the  city by night���a grand sight. The  last part of the trip on the "Lady  Rose" is really worth the trouble.  The lights of the city spread in  a winking panorama along the  banks of the Inlet and the biggest  thrill of all, the blazing glory of  lights   up   one   of    the    streets.  (Probably Granville St., Jack.  Ed.) I still cannot remember the  names of the streets. Another  thrill was in renewing acquaintance with hot running water,  and a bath���not a tub. But, I  was glad to get home. ���  Events here are pursuing their  usual placid way. The school  bus centre was re-erected during the weekend, just opposite  the "Reeve" place, thanks to the  quiet but efficient work of volunteers. *  During the rough weather one  tree took toll of .the house , of  Hazel Hansen. Another laid its  gnarled length athwart the Hall  Road. (I never did find out the  number which fell across the  power lines.) These power men  certainy have a job, and deserve  much more credit than they get.  A special carol service will be  held in St Aiden's Church, December 18. Roberts Creek String  Orchestra under the direction of  Miss M. Maclntyre, will assist.  The choir hopes to be wearing the  new surplices for this occasion.  The United Church is also  holding a special Christmas  Music Service on the same date.  A number of meetings are slated  for the near future among them  being; VON, the Legion, WA to  the Legion and the P-TA where  arrangements will be completed  for the children's Christmas  Party, scheduled, December 20.  This is a general, communal effort and proved a great success  last year.  The P-TA ' meeting, Kewpie  Kamp, Tuesday is a sort of open  house affair and all are invited.  Mr Trueman and Mr Elliot will  be handling a discussion on Federal Aid on Education. This  should be good, so roll up.  The much discussed wharf is  now being tackled in earnest.  More men and machines have  arrived. "We also serve who only  stand and wait."  The editor nearly ran me  down with his new 'smasher.' He  said "Your copy on time this  week, Jack���or else next time  I won't miss you." He was on his  way to Sechelt. I'm hoping to  catch a glimpse of him on his  return���provided he still has a  back axle left.  Now, in this paper, you who  read it can see it is slated to get  better and better. You can help  by letting me have any details  of meetings in time for me to  write this on Tuesday. You  know where you can leave any  news, and I'll do my share.  The Arts and Handicrafts  Club is getting special treatment  in this issue so I'll say no more  except it is bound to be a success, if enthusiasm is any criterion. Good luck. I hope to write  a bit more fully next week.  Meantime, cheerio.  Jack for Short.  Amateur Play  Wins Plaudit  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Dec. 12, 1949  There are well over 200 tuberculosis provincial and local associations in Canada paying the  whole cost of their preventive  programmes from Christmas Seal  funds.  GIBSONS. ���Verbal orchids are  being handed out here. Following a presentation of four  one-act plays sponsored by the  Gibsons School Dramatic Club,  Saturday, praise is being heaped  high on the heads of both actors  ahd  directors.  Mrs J. Davies, Mrs H. Newman  and Mrs S. Truman directed the  plays. Honorable mention.in acting went to Doroth^fSullivan,  who played Aunt .Jjfiqqra. Hopes  are high, following this success,  for putting on more of.the same  calibre. It is felt there is sufficient talent here to warrant more  production. ?"'  Curtains and props were made  by the ladies who are deserving  of high praise in the quality of  workmanship displayed and the  amount of tedious work which  went into construction of the  sets.  Bill Pye acted as master of  ceremonies and comes into a  large share of the plaudits for  a job well done.  Christmas Carols  HIGHLIGHT of the Christmas  service, United Church, Gibsons, will be the singing of timely hymns and choral carols by  the Hearnden Singers.  The service will be held the  evening of December 18. It is  felt this service should add to  the truly sacred atmosphere of  this festive season.  Service at 7:30.  Gibsons School News  By  MALDY  THOMAS  MARY W. RENNIE  GRANTHAMS Landing again  got a pounding in the last big  storm. The Government float at  the wharf broke away from its  moorings and got badly broken  up as it was dashed on the beach  by the heavy seas. We hope that  it will soon be repaired and back  in its place, as that is the only  landing place for small craft, and  it is in use every day, summer  and winter.  On Friday last a number of  the ladies of Soames Point and  Granthams Landing were visitors at the tea and sale of work  sponsored by the Anglican W.A.,  which was held in the School  Hall. It is pleasing to note the  spirit of co-operation that exists  between the ladies of the Anglican Church W.A. and those of  the United Church W.A. The bazaars which are a yearly effort  made by the ladies of both  churches are attended faithfully  by both groups of ladies, which  is of mutual benefit to both associations.  On Monday evening a group of  the young matrons of the district  met at the home of Mrs George  Frith at Granthams Landing to  talk about forming a social club  whose   first   effort   will     be   to  make up Christmas hampers for  families v/hose circumstances call  for assistance. When the club is  really a "going concern" it is  expected that ther may be a  membership  of  20.  t  On Wednesday, December 7,  the Kinsmen with their wives  are holding their Christmas dinner at the Guest House. Judging  by the size of the turkey that I  saw being prepared for the oven,  there must be expectations for  quite  a  large dinner party.  The stormy weather these last  two weeks has kept some of the  usual visitors from spending the  weekends here. The only visitor  I saw last week was Mrs Bowman from Vancouver, who visited her parents, Mr and Mrs  Hammerick,  at the  weekend.  Sign in a New York night  club: "Not responsible for dates  left over  ten minutes."  FOR SALE  3 Kilowatt,  110 A.C.  Lister Diesel���-6 h.p.  Extras include Panel, Bedplate, Filters and Water  Tank. Used six month.  Running now.  Reasonable  Contact:     Captain    R.     L.  Germain,   Irvines   Landing,  or phone Pender 9S.     ���22  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 J  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.  RITCHEY  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      j  Phone Gibson���33 |  SUNSET HARDWARE  GIBSONS  Registered Plumbers  PLUMBING  Sales   and   Contracting  I WILL be taking over Maldy's  column for a short time as he  is busy writing a big essay and  can find little spare time for extra work. The essay has to be  finished by the end of the  month.  NEW CURTAINS  The Dramatic Club's newly  made curtains were used for the  first time at Gibsons on December 3._Those responsible for. th<2  "fine work are Mrs Pillings, Mrs  Day, Mrs Turner and Mrs Davies.  We thank these women and any  others who participated in making them.  CANDY SALE  On November 26, Roberts  Creek P-TA sold home made  candy to the audience during intermission. Part of the proceeds  will go to Gibsons P-TA to help  finance the High School party on  Friday. Home made candy was  also sold by the Dramatic Club  at Gibsons  on December  3.  PLAYS AND CASTS  The first play of the four sponsored by the Dramatics Club was  "Hist. She's a Man." Directed by  Mrs J. T. Newman, the cast included Allison Heron, Celia  Flumerfelt. Anne Jervis, Roddy  McKenzie, Eric Lindwall, Walter  Sandberg and Eugene Blomgren.-  The next play was "Uncle  Bob's Bride," the cast, directed  by Mrs D. Davies included:  Edith Farnham, Bev. Gray, Shir-  .ley Havens, Dorothy Sullivan,  Dorothy Stuart and Ron Godfrey.  The third play, "High School  Daze", was directed by School  Principal A. S. Trueman. Those  taking part included Norma Wallis, Chrissie Stuart, Donna MacFarlane, Maureen Ross, Edward  Shaw, Don Graham and Stevie  Little john.  "Life With Bobby Sox" was  under direction of Mrs Davies  and included Betty Brown,  Dawn Davey, Sylvia D'aust,  Chuck Robinson, Betty Grant  and Mell Hough.  Thanks should also go out to  Mr A.;D. Goostrey, Roddy MacKenzie and Edward Shaw for  supplying the conveyance for  the players.  VOLLEY  BALL  Our interhouse volley " ball  competition still finds the No-  good Nicks in the lead. The  Kigmies are second and,, the  Shmoos are trailing in third  place.  CHRISTMAS EXAMS  Our Christmas examinations  start next week so I suppose  every one will be busy studying  But the end of that weary" week  will end up with a party at Gibsons High School on Friday.  This will be sponsored by Gibsons P-TA.  (Elte ��oast Njeius  CLASSIFIED  ADVERTISING  3 Lines (15 words) for 35c 3 Insertions (same ad) 75c  Extra words, above 15-word mm., 2c each.   Cash with order.  Notices, Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c Insertion  LITTLE ADS . . . BIG RESULTS  CARD O FTHANKS���  WE WISH ��� to express our sincere thanks to' the many  friends who showed their kind  sympathy and help during the  recent illness and loss of our beloved wife, stepmother and sister. Mr. W. F. Merrick, family  and sister, Mrs V. K. Gray.     20  FOR SALE OR TRADE-  HOUSE 32 by 15 feet on float.  Also 14 foot, ZVz h.p. inboard  boat, full value $700, or trade  for car. Apply Coast News, Gibsons. 20  ROOM AND BOARD���  ROOM 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 Harbor, tfn  1934 CHEV. Special sedan, $295  cash. Terms: $125 cash, $20  month for 10 months. Motor in  lovely shape, good tires, upholstery and body pretty well beat  up���but good reliable transportation.  Phone  Sechelt 32.  2525-tfn  FOR SALE ��� "  HAND crochet bedspread, double  bed size. 330 individual doilies  made up this lovely white spread.  Selling for cost of materials, only  $68.00. Apply Mary Jackson, Indian   Reserve,  Sechelt    2530-tfn  LOST���  FEMALE Boxer dog, 2 years  old, light brown. Disappeared  from Universal Timber Camp at  Sechelt Creek, November 30.  Anyone knowing whereabouts  please notify J. Cartwright c/o  U.T.P., Sechelt. 20  CARD OF THANKS���  MERRY Christmas and a Happy  New Year to all our many  friends in Pender Harbour and  on the coast. We wish to express  our sincere thanks and appreciation for the shower and help in  building our home again.  Mr and Mrs Pat Flynn.  21  PERSONAL-  SHIP BY Gulf Lines Express to  or from Vancouver. Low rates.  Fast   service.   Careful   handling.  Specify Gulf Lines Express,    tf  GIVE AWAY���  KITCHEN range, wick oil burner,  can be had for cost of this ad  and cartage. Apply Box 6r Gibsons. 20  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���  WICK OIL burner, good condition, $100 sell for $65. 2 galvanized tubs, large size, $1.50  each. 1 folding double tub stand,  reinforced, $2.50. 1 baby bath.  Mrs Aline Martin, Granthams.  20  __ MEN!  Moss pickers and others. Here's  great news.   Get  $1.00   a  pound  for   ordinary   forest  moss.   Start  now.     Particulars   and   samples  10c, stamps   accepted.  NORTHWOODS  PRODUCTS  LIMITED  Port  Clements  11,   B.C.  20  TH[ GWlftKNW Of  imc noma or wm_H cam��  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 6  Selma Park  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Dec. 12, 1949 ~" ���" "  D&l&aation   ~ ���-    GAfVIBfEfg HARBOUR   rT^.��?,    .  To Victoria  Modern  styling,  petent  hair  Corn-  work  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  By "GLENWOOD'  service   last   Sunday   (December  4), the student came up on the  early   Union   boat   on   Saturday,  FRANCIS Drage, J.P. headed the  as *?". week before he got to the  delegation  of  secession  boost-  Capilano   bridge   just   after   the  washout and  had  to return    to  uiny men, women  STOCK-REDUCiNG  CLEARANC  in  DRY GOODS  HARDWARE  CHINA  ETC.  MURDOCH'S  Marine Supply  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  By  Saral MR AND Mrs Dave Adamson of  ers when it met with Hon W. T.  _^^.      New   Brighton   went   to   Van-  Straith,   minister   of     education,   Vancouver,  couver,  Tuesday. Monday in Victoria.  LAST SATURDAY was    a    big The delegation was introduced  day at Blind Bay, Jervis In- Mrs Helen Murchie, mother of by B. M. 'Batt" Maclntyre, MLA.  let, for both the women and the Ed Murchie, owner of New other members of the delega-  men-folk of that area. The men Brighton  Store,  had  a  fall  last tion were.  put   on   a   "Trap   Shoot"   and   a week.  As  far  as  we   know,   no      w>   H>  Moore,  New    Brighton  number     of     Pender     Harbour bones were broken. Mrs Murchie representing the Gambier Island  shooters  went  up    to    compete 1S now resting in a nursing home.  Community    Association.    Com-  with   them.   A   competition   was 1 understand her friends at New mander N.  Read  on behalf    of   _  I staged   between   a  Pender   Har- Brighton  gave  her  a  Christmas Bowen Island  Property Owners'   K^ZTM^^yT&J?iLKE  j bour team and Blind Bay team Party   before  she  left.    All the Association and  the      Canadian  li^^etVe^^^  are now proud of shapely, healthy-looking bodies.  They thaafc the special vtgor-bulldlng. flesh-bulldl ag  tonic. Ostrex. Its tonics, stimulants. lDvlgor&tors,  Iron, vitamin Bi, calcium, enrich blood. Improve  appetite and digestion so food gives you fflon  strength and nourishment; put flesh on bare bones.  Don't tear getting too fat. Stop when you've gained  the 6, 10, 16 or 20 Iba. you need tor normal weigfct  Costs little. New "get acquainted" slse <rnly 60o.  Get Hew Pep, Vim, Vigor  for  a small trophy,  which Pen- residents v 61    Gambier   Harbour  der   Harbour   won.   The   ladies and New Brighton join in wish-  concentrated   their   efforts   on   a m2 her a11 the best-  bazaar       with       home-cooking,  Legion from there.  On behalf of Union Estates  and Union Steamships Ltd., was  E.   Enwright.   George   Atherton  fancy-work,  and an unusual as-      Another phone has gone in on  a{tended   on'behalf  of  Summer  sortment of candy,  all made by gambier Island. That makes six  Bill Westbrook of Blind Bay. A Flve   a\T GaiSb?eL Har^ur1 ?n(?  5-pound  sucker,   (about the size ?ne a* NeJ^ Bvlgh}���- The latest  of a tennis racquet), also made ls J.n +the home+ of Mr T- Burns'  by   the  same    gentleman,     was a first war veteran,  raffled. A dance in the evening  climaxed the day's activities.  Homes  Ltd.   and  the  people   of  Keats Island.  Bowen Island  Mr   and   Mrs  Madiera   Park  Frank  Lee  were   passengers  By   PEARL   PUNNETT  FINE OLD  NAVY RUM  Following the windstorm Wednesday  the  new  telephone .line  n was   broken.     Residents   of   the _______i^_i_iimiiii__iii.^���,,,_,,,���___  rs island are grateful to Mrs Burns "���"���""--^^���-��-��--������-��������-�����������-^  on" Sunday's' Union "fo?Tancou- for Relaying her trip to Vancou- MR AND Mrs Eddie Lawrence  ver, Mrs Lee en route to Van- vfr in order to repair the break were in Vancouver last week-  couver General Hospital. Frank's thereby assuring continuation of end to visit with the former's  mother, Mrs Ole Lee, also a servlce f��r the rest of the sub- sister and brother-in-law, Mr  patient in the same hospital, is scribers Thanks, Mrs Burns, we and Mrs Leo Benjamin, the oc-  reportedly  coming   along  nicely, appreciate that. casion being the Benjamins' wed-  A Wire received by the chair-  ding anniversary.  We  hear that  that the Flynn man of the delegation slated  to  house,   located   on   the   shore   of j t      .        fh     miniotpr   nf   p_.ii        Mr and Mrs James uouins naa  beautiful   Hotel   Lake      Irvine's mJ?rview   *fte   minister   ot   edu-        their guest over the weekend  oeauuiui   .noxei   i.dKe,     irvme_ catlon on the secession question,  fVl__,v ^oifo-v.*.^ nn_.   crrnnrlr.pncrV_  Landing, is completed, and it is assurinff bim +w -R   M   MarTn    their daufhter a"?.11grand?a"g1.  evDecterf   the   furniture   will   be ? ���T a i _?' Macln"  ter, Mrs Morgan Miller and Elbe  expected   tne   luiniture   win   oe tyre    MLA,     would    accompany   _, T_.~Tr,v.prf-nn  all in within a week. As we re- the delegation when they inter-   0�� ^emberton-  ported   earlier,   this   house   is   a view the minister. Mrs  M.   Goldie  had     as    her  good-will gesture, by  the    local guest for a few days her sister,  Legion and other interested par-      C.   A.  Lett,  together with  Ea J^rs   gheldon  of  Calgary,  ties, built to replace the home the and Jack Anderson,  has repair-  Flynn's lost by fire, this summer, ed the float once more. It had There was a whist drive, bingo  The new dwelling* is approxi- been smashed by recent heavy and dancing for entertainment  mately  16'   by  28',  and the  ex- seas. on Saturday, December 3, in the  terior is rough cedar siding, Francis Drage and W. S. school to raise funds for the  with Donna-conna inside. The "Brad" Bradbury spent hours annual Christmas tree for the  floors are fir plywood. There is repairing damaged telephone Island children. Quite a number  a combined living-room-kitchen, wires recently. Bert Bourne does turned out. The senior girls made  bedroom, washroom, and clothes the trouble shooting and then most of the arrangements and  closet. Mrs Flynn expects to have Mr Drage fixes. also   served  very   delightful  re-  her   husband   out     of     hospital freshments.    They    were selling  soon, and into their new home 7�� ai?n r fet our usual raffle tickets on a iamp toy  for Christmas, which will eer- ir^hter m on Wednesday Re- rabbit and a handwoven scarf,  tainly be much merrier than Port ha* it that the Frank Water- The winning tickets will be  they   dreamed   it   could   be,   six ��ouse> boat  lost  a prop. But on drawn on the ni ht of the school  ���nr>th* a??o Thursday we had a Union boat,  concert   December 17  months ago. the Lady Roge  It hag been more concert, uecemoer u.  It  is   hoped  the    weatherman than a year since the Rose was Mr and Mrs  Joe Howson left  will not hinder our concert be- here.  The Lady Alexandria was last week .for Naramata, where  ing planned for Dec. 16, like he in once in June but that was an they   will  spend   the   next   two  did for the Hospital Bazaar rec- emergency call. months.  S^if^^^tiifS^.u^     MJ  ^TS  Drage'    president      The store looks very gay and  It     rifr R^ilrihE.  Fund     Your of the local unit of Avmy> Nayy  Christmassy  with  its  trees   and  ity   Club   Building   Fund      Your and Air Force Veterang fa Can_  decorations";  committee   is   work mg   haid   to ad      informs  put   on   art   evenings  f^tajain-     m hl j      ih  Try famous Ostrex Tonf Tablets for new vtgoi  and added pounds, thla very day. At bV drusrirt-ta  Tmkey Shoot  Upper   Road  Madeira   Park  Sunday,   December   18  Hicjh powered rifles.  Shotguns   and   22s  Shooting   Starts   10   a.m.  LAUGHS  and  SONGS  The  Northeinaires  Mon:   -  Wed.   -  Fri.  11:00 a.m.  1&/LQ    JjybdpV1"' 4QAQ  l"w\  w"   " t^~X"TT^w cember   31.     There   will   be   no  1Z49   ofaffitotoly+y P}^ V^   tE   ?fisLandmg charge   for   admission   and   food  OfaWmWUj .Hall,   Friday,   Dec.   16. win be fr       Q     Q ,  ment    with   all  local  talent,   so cember   31_    *,here  ^m   foe  To make sure of us having a  DIAL 600  Bottled _- Shipped by  ALFRED LAMB&S0N L���  LONDON,ENGLAND  will be free. Come on over and  Mrs  L.  Sparling    of    Garden have a good time.  Bay is expected home from Van-      The   recent   gtorms t   ^i  couver this week, she went down plang of geveral residents of the  ^  Wednesday. island.  Neither  the  Notmans  or  tl-     j      ��� . ���       ,      u'kj Mr  and Mrs   Ernie  Carpenter Mrs   J.  Jones  were  able to  get  This advertisemen   is not published oi      ^   ana   ^"   ��uver     ^    the back  home  as  they   had   origin-  displayed by the Liquor Control Board or   ieit     tor      vancouvei      un     wiv,    ���,-,���,,  by the Government of British Columbia.   "Mariner"   Sunday,   after  speno-  any planned.  Ted  Smythe, West Vancouver,  is visiting his parents here.  WHEN YOU  BUILD  You Will Find Everything for the Builder  LUMBER  ing   the  past   month  Madiera Park cottage.  at     their  WALLBOARDS  SIDING  AT  BRICKS  PAINTS  Sechelt Building Supplies  SECHELT  PHONE 60  MARINE ��� COMMERCIAL ��� DOMESTIC  REFRIGERATION  Sales and Service  WALK-IN BOXES ���   DEEP FREEZERS  ���   HEATING and OIL FURNACES  GUARANTEED  SECOND  HAND COMMERCIAL  REFRIGERATOR  UNITS  FOR SALE  W. J. NAYLOR  ROBERTS CREEK  Phone Roberts Creek 24K  SPECIAL!  Don't forget the Turkey Shoot,  sponsored by the Pender Harbour Branch Canadian Legion,  Post 112, to be held Sunday,  Dec. 18 on the Upper Road, Madeira Park. Proceeds are for the  Legion Building Fund. There  will be a 25 yard, .22 shoot; a  100 yard range for high-powered  rifles, and a trap shoot. Also, the  occasional Lucky Shoot. Coffee  and sandwiches will be available. Shooting will start promptly at 10.00 a.m. Sechelt and Half  Moon Bay marksmen are invited to participate, as well as our  up-coast friends. Sunday, Dec.  18,   Upper Road,   Madeira Park.  We have a new family at  Madeira Park! Mrs Bill New-  ick's "Banty" lien hatched out  10 little "Banties" this week,  much to  everyone's  surprise.  The passing of the Rev. John  Antle tiiis week, founder of the  Columbia Coast Mission, closes  the book, so to speak, on a very  colorful life. This grand old  man was very well known in  Pender Harbour and all up and  down the coast. Just last year  he made headlines with his long  cruise to the South Seas aboard  the sail-boat "Reverie". British  Columbia lost a good friend indeed, this week.  Mrs Hector McColl is recovering from a recent tonsil operation, but is still confined to St  Mary's Hospital.  The Corporation of the  Village of Gibsons Landing  Gibsons Landing, B.C.  Notice to Residents  Gibsons Water Service Area  TAKE NOTICE that an application is being made  to  the   Public   Utilities Commission   for    an  increase in certain water rates, effective January  1st,  1950, as follows:  Water   Connection    Fee,    $15.00,    increased    to  $20.00.  Metered Rates within Municipality and D.L. 685,  20c per C. cu.  ft.,  increased to 25c per C.  cu. ft. . *  Metered Rates outside Municipality and D.L. 865,  25c per C. cu. ft. increased to 30c per C.  cu.  ft.  Meter Rentals:  Vi inch meter, 20c per month, increased to  25c per month.  3/a  inch meter, 25c per month,  increased to  40c per month.  1   inch  meter,  50c per month,  increased to  60c per month.  1 Va inch meter (new rate) 75c per month.  1 Vt. inch meter (new rate) 90c per month.  2 inch meter (new rate) $1.00 per month.  Minimum charge for metered service:  Within Municipality and D.L. 685, $6.00 per  calendar year plus meter rental.  Outside   Municipality  and   D.L.   685,   $7.00  per calendar year plus meter rental.  And further take notice that protest against  the above proposed rates and charges may be  lodged within three weeks of the date of the  publication of this notice with the Public Utilities  Commission, Centra!  Building, Victoria, B.C.  Dated this 12th day of December,  1949.  CORPORATION OF GIBSONS LANDING.  Robert Burns, Clerk. Bobby Jones says the chin is  highly important in golf. We  know fellows around here who  play 90 percent of their game  with it.  Ever wonder how and why the  bones in canned fish are soft? It  is because in the canning the  fish'is subjected to intense heat.  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Dec. 12, 1949  $3g^t���tg4���^^^^^*@@g{^^  ��  Order your fruit cakes and other Christmas pastries,  cakes and breads NOW. See how every member of  your family will appreciate their delicious goodness  ���how  you  appreciate our  comfortably  low  prices.  GIBSONS  VANCbtiVE-U B.C.  AOne  two-Man  Power Chain Saw  with the famous twin cyl*  Inder Muiit-Port Engine  Weigh* only 45 lb*.   One-man  _ bars up to 42".    Two-man bars  up to 5'. Full 360�� eight position swivel.  ��� AUTOMATIC REWIND STARTER  ��� AUTOMATICOILER  ��� AUTOMATIC CLUTCH  SEE IT AND TRY IT AT YOUR LOCAL DEALER  __._____���.������ __,��� -���_���-,  I   Mail this ���drtrtiMfntnr to th* rtpmantathw Mow with yew  |  I   nam* aiidaddrm tad wawiUnirfyM foil ptrtktiUrt. |  I   Nam* i ���   I  X'     ^itrTt In tke,  faciei, . . . ��ZiJ��  fOxJt  MmmAl ING.IN EERINGrlflMITED  NORTH   BAY.   ONT..  I  3*  em  .3  I  I  an  I  #5  &  PURVES E. RITCHIE & SON LTD.  658 Homer St. Vancouver, B.C.  By   Cherry   Whitaker  HURRAY!   Hurray!  Hurray!  The water's on today!  Actually, the water returned to  Sechelt taps days ago, but a column has to start some way or  other, and * the return, after six  whole days without the stuff,  merits some recognition.  In other areas the flash floods  wrought devastation, ^but, with  the exception of the power and  light men and the water-system  workers, on the PerftnSula, little  was involved beyond temporary  inconvenience. To a certain extent we even enjoyed the excitement of the break in routine, and  the speculation about what could  happen, backed by the confidence that nothing much would.  Generally speaking, life has  reverted to normal.  Washings flap on the line;  floors are scrubbed and some  people can see out of their windows again. We can't . . . but  that's because we've been waiting for the gale that was supposed to howl two days ago. To  waterfront dwellers "a blow"  means dirty windows . . . spray  bounces up from the sea. Being  naturally thrifty with the energy  (some might call it laziness), it  seemed advisable to wait. However, rubbing peepholes in the  panes in order to see out, has its  disadvantages, so the window-  cleaning firm of "Me, Myself and  I" will go to work on the job immediately, within the next three  weeks.  Though the overall picture is  normal, there are still certain evidences that bear mute testimony  to Mother Nature's week on the  warpath.  The big storms usually change  things around on the stretch of  beach we call ours, and once  again the complexion has changed. Driftwood that was, isn't any  more, and logs that weren't are.  (You may apply to the editor for  the key to that word-puzzle.)  A six inches deep cut running  down beside the house reminds  us of time spent diverting a  stream. We thought we'd rather  carry the wood out from under  the house than have it float out.  A three-inch layer of still oozing  silt, deposited By that same small  stream tells us that John Masefield wasn't referring to water  when he said "I must go down to  the sea again." The' silt would  make wonderful garden soil except for the fact that it lies in I  the middle of two paths. We  could move the house.  The early morning activities of  the wettest, stormiest day of  them all, are recalled by evidence that still remains very  tangible. That was the day the  head of the house shot the skunk  in the chicken-house. Shooting  the little black and white striper  is' well within legal boundaries,  but there should be a law against  missing the first time.  The chickens don't seem to  mind . . . egg production is up  100% . . . but Toughie the cat  got in the line of fire and 1 am  not speaking about the gun.  Chanel No. 5, Air wick and "all the  perfumes of Arabia" wouldn't  dispel the sweet essence of wood-  pussy, so till wind and weather  clears the atmosphere and the  "yallercat" loses his fur, we remain odoriferously yours . . .  the residents of Skonk Hollow.  So much for the past. The immediate future is spelt CHRIST-  eeting Column  SECHELT���Monday,     December  12���Sechelt   Liberal   Association.  Tuesday,     December       13���St  Hilda's   Guild  at    Sechelt     Inn,  2:30 p.m.  Wednesday, December  14���Se-  echelt-Jervis Towing  Your Local Complete Marine Towing Service  LOG TOWING ��� YARDING ��� SCOWS -  PILE DRIVING ��� SALVAGE  DREDGING  Special Facilities for* Quick Movement of Cots, Logging trucks and  General Camp Equipment  PHONE US COLLECT FOR RATES  GIBSONS ��� Mr. Reg Godfrey, Tel. Granthams 10U2  SECHELT ��� Coast News, Phone 32  .    PENDER HARBOUR���Bill  Donley, c/o Hassan's Store, Tel.   6 U  NANAIMO���The Nanaimo Towing Co.  Ltd.  Tel., Day 555; Night 1497 or 305  Area Agent���Mr. H. Spalding, Pender Harbour, Tel. 6 S 2  zv.l.  sz- _i  Too Late To Classiiy  FOR SALE:  '31   PANEL   Vz-ton truck,  excellent condition, good tires. Wm  Youngston,   Sechelt,   B.C.  chelt P-TA Executive and Xmas  Party Committee at Sechelt  Superior School at 8 p.m.  DO YOU NEED  Fall Underwear?  WE HAVE IT  BAL'S BLOCK  :OP  GIBSONS  Christmas Eve Trips  Boat will leave  GIBSONS 7 p.m. and HORSESHOE BAY 8.15 p.m.  CHRISTMAS EVE  Busses Will Connect at Both  Ends.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  The Pacifie Province  * Presents ������-'--  A pageant of progress in the development  of her wealth of natural resources.  Many of the natural  resources  LAND ��� WATER ��� TIMBER ��� PARKS ���  HYDRO-POWER ��� COAL ��� PETROLEUM  ���  NATURAL  GAS  are  administered  by  The Department of  Lands and Forests  LAND���Roughly 95 per cent of the land area of  British Columbia is held by the Crown. The area  involved is about equal to that of the States of  Washington, Oregon, and California combined.  This shows why the Lands General Office is by  far the largest and busiest real estate agency in  the province. ����� -'  WATER���Water is wealth���usable wealth. British  Columbia has an abundance, clean water in vast  quantity, drawn upon generously for our farms,  our homes, and our industries. From our lavish  supply we can have hydro-power, salt and freshwater fisheries, processing industries and unrivalled  recreational  opportunities  in  perpetuity.  TIMBER���British Columbia is part of the greatest  softwood-producing region in the world. Douglas  fir, hemlock, cedar, spruce, yellow pine and other  species account for forty cents of every dollar  circulating among our citizens.  HYDRO-POWER���British Columbia is developing faster than any province in Canada. Her  tremendous hydro-power potential is being put  to work. Water whipped through turbines means  pulp and cellulose and aluminum���the industrial  greatness which is reflected in a permanent population.  COAL and PETROLEUM���Below the surface of  the earth, British Columbia has a generous share  of the organic products of the ages. Coal has  figured prominently in the development of the  province to date; petroleum and natural gas appear to ensure the succession.  SURVEYS and MAPS���The houses and dams and  arenas that represent man at home, at work and  at play, are built from plans. Similarly, the wise  use of natural resources is predicated upon a  proper perspective of them. This is gained by  thorough mapping. British Columbia, through  careful inventory by surveyors, foresters, engineers, geologists, and other resource architects, is  being explored rapidly. The results of their ef- e  forts, by land, sea, and air, are available in the  form of topographic, hydrographic, aerial, and  legal reference maps, yours for the asking.  At your service  Hon. E.  T. Kenney  Minister  Geo. P. Melrose C. D. Orchard  Deputy Minister of Lands Deputy Minister of Forests  178 8         THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Dec. 12, 1949  MORE ABOUT ...  Mom Has Trouble  Action and Money Needed ... (Continued From page d  the water, she was gettin' rest- then the fun started. The more  less.   She   shoved  her  head   out she  struggled  to  get    out    the  the window, there's only one left harder    she    got    stuck.    From  in Klunker���that's what Pop calls where  I  was   si-tin'   she looked  the car since we came back from like   a  hen   that's   got  its  head  They  hauled   water   around     in Pender Harbour last week���and stuck in a page fence. She pulled  ly through the trees. At least I hollered, "If'n you two could jest and tugged and hollered at Pop  barrels���don't   tell     uncle���they take  a few  minutes off'n fixin' to   come  an'  help  her  but  Pop  were   beer   barrels.   And   every- that water situation maybe we'd he  was  laughin'     so    much  he  body  helped  everybody  else.   It  be able to get goin' again." couldn't  help   her   no   how.   Fi-  was good to see the way the peo-      The   oM   timer   looked   kinda nally the little bit of window that  pie   stuck   together.    Even     the stmck d for a minute   Pop   was  left   gave  way     an'    Mom  Board of Trade and the Improve- he  was  payin, particular atten_ sprawled back  on the seat.  THE AFFAIRS of Seaview Community Cemetery came under  men*   Association  were  helping tion to a back tire by this time      She  straightened  out her hat  review at a recent meeting of the Cemetery Board, held   ?ac?       ,7^    i511? i?Jfn The old man, he looks-at Mom an' looked at Pop as he got in  in the United Church Hall   Gibsons ���    w?T*e>d hardest was a little,  an, spits out a chaw of >baccy      the car   She never said a word  The   position   in     which ' the  ���  7��L���f^-thJTrnn^T?k tl k      "Lady,"   he   begins,   slow-like,  all the way home. Just sat^ and  Cemetery of the  Be Prepared for  rMnpfprv f.nTTiTnittpp finds itself -1,1 4. v* ��� ��� _ ^.X. ^ _ ��� , Z. 1 ,f j movin' toward Mom with a 'mean glared. As we rounded the bend  cemetery committee nnas wseii possible to obtain some assist- Bill Pato%and he worked harder v��i -l ��� v ,7r ��� �� ahnvP thP TnHian cjohr.nl t Innk  in regards to making available ance in financing cemetery op- than merit who are 20 years llttle Sleam m hls eye> l amt $ I I I?dian School I look-  further cemetery accommoda- erations, but this condition does younger./Some of the men that carried to you. You cain't tell ed back an co^d ^ se^e the oW  tion, was discussed at length, but not exist, and the board must were working on the inlet which ��� wh^tuh get on with fixms ^^ J���*^^***  no immediate solution to the depend upon voluntary assist- was plugged, are even 40 years d" blu-LJ- ,��,���,., T. -j, ,. , , , ,����� ���,  difficulty of financing the cost ance or government help. younger than BiU. ' I can+1see Mo���s ^ set to slay I don t know what Mom-said  of extensions was foiiid. It was decided the provincial T-ttlp rir], ���_. runninff *he ���tle ,&&��� S��e takes a big to Pop after we got home but  ,. , ��� ^ . trmmr^m^t oVi^,i/i w, rr^^o Little girls were running breath an' her chest gets stuck it must've been pretty bad. Pop  It was disclosed that only a ?��^n���eiJJL S?.*+inr. La wl around with gallons of water in the window. She lets go���her didn't go to work for two days,  small  percentage  of  the  burials -ware, oi tne situauon   and Vice and tryin,  to geU them to peo_ breath> j mean���an' says, "List- Mom said he was feelin' tough.  came from  Gibsons Village,  the j~ai*���^a^f���   .���^*h~nnl Ple'  PoP   was  talkin'   to  one  of en> runt> ^'n I was your wife I'd      Anyways,     that's   all for   this  majority   being   from   organized *^g as ^fx^   Q JrLJi tn  ��S?�� the old timers there and he said feed yuh a breakfast-full o' poi- time.  territory   under   the   jurisdiction of ^ Telfordagreed to get m _the    old    timer_that    "they"  son�� .                                                        Always  your lovin'  nefyou,  of the provincial government.        ;��?cAn    ���im    *- ^J*      ���?f"YiX should have built a flume from      "Ma'am,"  the  old timer don't                                                    Bill.  With  nearly     five     acres     of ����& �� ceS   '^Trements  ?b��+V* the **���? &nlCUt f ?*% bat   an   e^'   "ifn   1  knew  *��    land owned by the Board,  only ��aS? ��*fmetery reclulrements m  the  pipe  below   the  plugged was feedin' me poison-an' I was      VANCOUVER.-A    touch    of  o mtio mnM Ln o��Aa a,;P i,a��      __ne_area- part and the water would have yoUr husband���I'd be willin' tuh old-fashioned    Christmas    will  wing its way across the country  Mr  Dawson,   caretaker  of  the been running within two hours.  eat it."  a little more than once acre has  ^^dt7e!^?dVa^dfr^1%tnnn cemetery> tendered his resigna- Maybe he was right, but Pop Pop tet out a guffaw from the this month. A large eastern de-  + *?knn t!L on/!!v0!n! tion owing to family reasons, and said that likely Ernie Pearson back of Klunker, and Mom, she partment store is using T-CA air  ���X. " J .Sif ?nr. wfai? was accorded a hearty vote of had figgered that one out and was madder'n a wet turkey hen. cargo to ship holly to prairie and  more  acre  suitaoie ior   Duriais.    thanks for services rendered. Mr it wouldn't work. The madder she got the bigger eastern markets during the Yule-  In order to lay out the present Filley was  appointed  to replace      By the time Mom had listened  her chest and neck got till she tide  season.    Canadian  holly  is  cemetery in   a  satisfactory way, Mr  Dawson. to Pop  and the old timer fixin'     was   stuck  in   the   window  andgrown only on the west coast.    .  it will be necessary to use eer-      The local branch of the Cana-  tain   plots     for     road   purposes dian   Legion   will   be   asked   to  which would otherwise be avail- take care of the veteran section  able for burials. Unless finances in seaview Cemetery, under the  are forthcoming to cover cost of supervision of the  caretaker.  developing  the   extra   acre  now      The   annuai  meeting    of    the  required, these plots will have to  Cemetery Board will be held in  be used for burial purposes, and February.  the committee will miss the opportunity     of     developing     the MORE  ABOUT ...  cemetery   along   proper   lines,   a _ _ _       -    .  condition   that   may   be   regret- JYlu_cJtl  Ado   ...  ted in  the  future.  ��� ,,      ,. .  . , ,   ,      ., (Continued Irom Page 7)  If the district covered  by the  cemetery    was    fully   organized  MAS. Our lives for the next six-  into   villages,   then   it   might   be   teen  days will be carried on to  ���  the    accompaniment    of    carols,  jingling bells and assorted theories in song, about the arrival of  the old gent who is supposed to  fill the stockings of all good little  boys and girls, in the wee sma'  hours of December 25.  SEVERAL hundred copies of the One of the events heralding  Gibsons Mirror, produced in THE DAY will be the Nativity  1946 to celebrate this commun- Play being put on by St Hilda's  ity's Diamond Jubilee, have been Sunday School, in the Indian  donated for free distribution. Residential    School    Auditorium  Born to bring publicity, the on Saturday, December 17. The  slick paper tabloid recalls the production is under the direc-  old days of Gibsons from the tion of Mrs Betty Williams and  time of George Gibson's first Mrs Thelma Brooker. The cast  sight of here to the present day. is comprised of the children of  Edited by Reverend F. Bushfield, the Sunday School. It is an unit was sold then for 25 cents a dertaking involving a great deal  copy. Now the several hundred of time, thought, and energy on  which are left are to be had for the part of the adults in charge  the asking. Mr Bushfield believes as well as the children taking  they will be useful to send part. It is hoped that we will  abroad and to relatives as a turn out to give the support that  souvenir  and  enlightener. an effort  of this calibre merits.  w_5S��Sg 4V ��%&eTuf: ^/^ b^^nT S<f do�� THIS COLUMN is open to any organization who wishes to advertise any    coming    event.  Howe Sound Trading, Grayson's forget ... The Nativity Play on The main purpose of the column is to eliminate the duplication of events on the samel  Groceteria,  and the Coast News December  17,   8:30  p.m.  at  Se-  date. Events may be advertised in the events column  for  any   length  of  time, for  only  one i  office at Gibsons Electric. chelt. dollar. Take advantage of this column to publicize your event and to reserve the dote. 'A  Gibsons History  Is All for Free  .-J-muuUUUI-.^l.l^l.W.MBMWm  \f\?V ���.A^OOOCCOOeKVOVO*-* V  fflW��HHHHMmiU_H_H^^  > w**��x*w**����c��������<<m<k-����;��/>:/xx'��. ���  -^^^^^^^^m^���__________________��e^^���^^^^^ ,_ _ _���___._-____. ^. . . .tt,.-. ,���--��_ _lMMM_M^M,tMJ......_^����� ....���...,-     - 1 ,_���- _n__r. ,_��.-����--_ ������ .n���^^f���^^^���^^^^-s^^������ .________,^__r^^__..^ ��� - - . - ��� ._m^._.MJ,^-.,.M.��P-��t.^v>^_lWAwa��.-.  The Village Centre is the heart of Sechelt, containing the leading retail sto res and the public telephone and telegraph office.  Ail 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  Turkey  Orders  must be in  by Dec. 15  to assure  choice ���<if3I:  weights  *  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  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

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