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Array :' u_V"a--Pr0sresslve7aiid. Growing. |  Area?on B.WE3w.'s Southern. Coa&>  Covers Sechelt, .Gibsons, Port  lob;.:Woodfibre, Scjuaniish, T>  '.'finding. Half Moon Bay, : Hai^y  island, Feeder . Harbour, W tl>on  Creek, Roberts Creek. , Gran hyns  landing, Egrhoht,' HopkinsXaridlrig.  Brackendale, Cheekeye, Selma Park,  etc.    ���. " ������������:-���   ������    ������;.-.' . ���  .  ?rtl v' *\        Tit-*  PUBX.TSH3D BY THE COAST NEWS, X.IMTTED  Business Office: Gibsons, B.C. National Advertising1 Office, Powell Stiver, B.C.  Vol. 4 ��� No. %&{   : a. 2.  Gibsons, B. C.  Monday,   January  30,   T950  5c per copy, $2.00 per year, by mail  BILL SUTHERLAND  Editor^The:_Cc^t;Ne\ys   -  WAIT until I J^SRe^the^snow oft  7my -glMssesy..^d^ryi^i\'-^ip'-%q^  Pender THarbpur just after snow  Started I figure I'll wait until  .tlie regatta before I waddle back  |that "way. The last time I took  j trip into the hinterland I had  to/have the government help me  ib^ck; This time I made it alone  Ip4i���vit7'^asn!t easy, Magee.  ..There are many loud and rude  Jhings, which can be said about  |he roads these days. One of the  loudest  and rudest is  why did  ley build that chunk of track  ip'. and oyer the Halfmoon Bay  liU? Fishermen -who have seen  the coastline alohff there tell me  mat th�� grade isn't impossible  >iphg; the water/, as has been  lone in most parts of the Pen-  bsula.''|;:'' 7 y-yy-yL,  f #art. v: into xBob Cook of the  ?ower cbmmissibn Cooksj and he  ras telling me that half the  ripes about poor power here is  >aused by people trying to drag  ||2Q out of 110 wire. I also heard  .another case where a man  ras kicking about the low power  'lere-ahd when Bob asked him  pout it, he swore he said noth-  ig-   ���.: ���'���".-��� 7 v  .Bob is. going to get his .chance  cbmeiback about all the bad  lings  we have  said  about his  >mmission7  iff Was talking  to the man  be-  ind'the water works at Sechelt,  ie "Pearson;  Yes,   he   knows  U?yis 7ih  the  bad  books   about  Ser ?at-this particular time but.  mt7(-iid[ri!t:stop him and his crew  fiom working some  long hours  keep the water, running; dur-  This Paper Not a Racket,  Are Proud to Sell It  TO EVERY one there conrses a day,; and such it is with the Coast  ; Coast.News* We must stop our handout issues.  This is a legal paper, the only one on the Peninsula. This  is the only means of conveying legal notices, whether for big  corporations requesting water rights, or the little fellow wanting  to file on a piece of land, there must be a legal paper notice or  it will not stand up in court.  There are other strings to this business. The post office  recoan'zes the Coast News as a newspaper, it gives mailing  privileges, and controls what we do when our paths should  cross. This is no small item. Ottawa has a watchful eye.  National advertising will not consider advertising in a  handout sheet.  We the publishers, are not very proud of a paper that  cannot sell itself. This is a local paper run by local interests,  money it makes is spent locally. And there is also the little  matter of subscription money which means the difference between keeping a paper operating for Peninsula interests or .X .  And so, not sorrowfully, yet in some ways reluctantly, we  announce this is the last free issue of your paper. The pressure is being brought to bear. We either toe the line laid down  by the post office and the national advertising association in  regard to rules of procedure, or else go back to four pages���  nothing but advertisements-���-and three columns of news covering the Sechelt Peninsula with its thousands of residents. We  don't think that can be done, so thank you for your understanding in the past and hoping for your patronage in the future.  x-.x ���" ������ Sincerely,  The Publishers.  Sergeant Heads Farm  enaer  PENDER HARBOUR���lf plans, now proposed by the Regatta  Committee of the Pender Board of Trade, come even close  to  materializing,  the  bumper water show,  slated  for August  19 should make history.  Events now planned include: ; ������ ���r���  1. An international yacht ^^^m^M^m^^^^^^^^m^^^^^  race, probably from Nanaimo  and ending at the regatta. It is  pointed out that the really large  international races preclude the  boats of small capacity. Representations have now been made  to the proper authorities requesting this.new feature be held.  2. Investigation is now being made toward having the  popular speedboat races extended. It is hoped to have a 16-  mile race in this event. First  prize is the impressive Union  Steamship trophy.  3. Feature event may well  hinge on the expected open  swim between top amateurs of  the coast. These will include  races at one mile, 440, 220, relay  and diving.  4. Novelty events will include  greasy poles, log rolling, canoe  tilting, gillnet' setting, power  boat and kicker races. It is believed the decorated boat events  will lead the parade on the opening day.  Next meeting of the regatta  committee will be held in the  clubhouse, February 6.  il^ds^brifthe Ihftianrres^ye iihe"  : :day^���Gordon    Balarityhe  |iid I. We took a few snaps and  }sked--"-a. few questions . and ran  ito some fin�� people; I used to  r^Jiv^with aTbaiid Wl Indians in  ie? Cariboo bountry many years  Rjjd, when I was a/guard briftheir  farigatioh system. They wetfeTfine  people "and I tan into thesariie  *|>e7jBn'-'1Jie reserve.  jf Clarence Joe seemed  .o be a  fefjticularly   smart   fellow.    He  ^ttainly has more history at his  V&er tips than any of my school  tachers. He reminded me a ��lpt  Andy Paul, the Indian's I>eo  reeney.r ������'���  Eric Thompson was wandering  round the other day. He is quite  ie traveller with his big brown  j.acksack7 Maybe he packs some  (Continued on Page 8)  ; TVice-pfesident, J. Wise; secretary, Mrs M. LeFeuvre. Directors  are Ed Smith,. R, Clarkson, L.  Cummings, .Mrs J. Carroll and  Mrs J. Topoliriski. Auditor, Roy  Malyea.  Members of standing committees include: the fair committee,  Mrs Carroll, Mrs Topolinski, Ed  Smith, Fred Cook and two mem-  ' bers yet to' be named frbm the  Women's' Institute; the market  committee, Mrs Carroll, Ed  Smith, George Charman and Li.  Cummings. _:_���-; r  The secretary reported a  steady year of progress during  1949. She attributed this to firm  determination and a co-operative  executive. .    ..  - -  Buying and distributing agricultural lime and stumping ppw- .  Sechelt Joins in Protesting  Proposed Water Rate Increase  U- RESOLUTION protesting    the Union Estates Ltd; proposed  increase in water rates, has been forwarded to the Public  toil-ties^ Commission, by the Sechelt District improvement Association; y ;-,'/���  This  was  the  unanimous   de-    ��������������� ���������..'���''��� ,7, ���'.   '..'���"     ���  jpin. of the meeting held in the  |jon Hall; Wednesday, Janu-  ._ j^lk7The resolution is accom-  $0$&rfy: a request that a pub-  ^meetihg be held in Sechelt.  ^.letter has also been sent to  H^lis^^o^kS''.'Minister Carson  Jiang that an engineer be sent  ;q inspect the existing set-up. It  .wast^ri��e<d thai an increase was  justified up to ja point, but that  pome;assurance of ah adequate  >$U-ye^r-r6iihd supply should be  obtained; X  '" A deiegatiph'from the Selma  Park 'Community   Club   consist-  ling of Mrs Waiter Waddell; John  Slowan, J. Sowerby arid J. <;Tem-  ���|_Ie.. suggested the possibility  of  ^anva&sing. the   ratepayers    for  ^urids   tb  maintain   counsel,     if  necessary.   Discussion   ended, in  "the  decision to leave  the  mat-  iiet to'the discretion-of thi executive of .the Improvement Asso-  ,.. diatiori. Ah emergency meeting  i is to be called if necessary.  7 Four members of the School  I Board attended on invitation,  fVand Mrs Ii., S. Jackson, chair-  .snan of: the board, assured the  meeting that - the., - ��� board ' was  pleased- to speak to groups on  School Board matters at all  times. ^Questioned regarding a  new ��� by-law, Mrs Jackson-, said  that a new pnexwpuld be ; sub-,  mitted.lin rtlie .spring,:but that  exactly'.. wh e nVorxwhat-.-. the  amount would ^be, had-not been  . settled. XHoweverv public j meetings will"hei held -jto-:acquaint  residents' rwiiH;,what ;'ii expected .  . .of-:^heihV.^.^r;--r.X-;''T; 7:.:v-:\-^7 "  j'-^g^mg^^r^^ueist linabil- .  ity of v the ;busesj4p .���trayel������;-. the  ��� tipper /.ievel jx>ad; at: West; Sechelt, which necessitates^; a long  walk for 4he, school.^^children,:-;a.  letter-will; be. sent to;:MryCsixson, ..  ��� with- :��� a"���; copy forwarded   to   B.  ���M.^MaSntyri,:MLA.:'-..; :iy,--.::-.  .,-.  To- give':the -. district - complete .  representation,-; to  ber?-^weferfele0t0^..on'the"execu- ,;  tive  committee. "They are: Fred  Willows    for - Selma   Park,    W.  Hundly for Porpoise Bay,, and W.  Allan for Northwest Sechelt;    .  The addition of 12 new. ^em-/-  bers   brings  the  total  irieiriberX  ship of the association to 94.  der have been among, the successful business deals handled by  the institute. Bouquets were  handed the various- committees  on the fine work which resulted  iri the successful bazaar and good  showing made by the market  . which started in such a small  way ..and .ended being a great  success.  Spiecial thanks went out to  Mrs Venn Rookes, Roberts Creek,  on behalf of the .fine work she  has done with her loom. The  institute feels indebted to all  who helped during the last year.  Credit goes out to Ed Smith  for the work he has done on  behalf of the Junior Poultry  Club. It is expected the unit  will gather greater laurels during the coming year.  Water Still Safe  But Watchr Close  GIBSONS���Fear that there may  be a Water shortage owing to  residents letting their taps run  during the night is hardly in  keeping with the facts.  Wally Graham, waterworks  caretaker, reported to the Village Commission ��� that there is  .. still a plentiful supply of water  ..in the dam, but he warned that  top much .wastage could and  would result .in no water.  Everybody Has  Trouble  r mishaps due  ^centty-was  when:. t_j6)ivrhotor vessel Chasina  broke' her ice encrusted mooring  line's and. ran aground alongside  the wharf at Horseshoe Bay.  Some water and hull damage  occurred. The well known ferry  boat is now in Vancouver undergoing minor repairs.  Had Greeks  Every Name?  DOGS, male and female, will be  charged for living in ihe village of Gibsons from now on,  one dollar and two dollars respectively.  Village fathers decided to do  something kbout the canine situation which is getting rapidly  out of hand. Litters arrive every  year. So orders went out for dog  tags. They, arrived the other day.  So far the story is rather pointless until it is recalled the invoice which came with the tags  read: "The Ketchum Company,  Ltd."  Eventful Winning  For Smart Pupil  PENDER HARBOUR ��� Barbara  Sparling, attending St Anne's  Academy, at New Westminster,  is the proud winner of a recent  poster display competition sponsored ;by the famous XFamUy  )a Prav<*rV drjgEinization: 7     . ; v ��� I"  ^^���^ys^^rb^fr^^l^^ second  prizre; but equal to that in the  popular pupil's estimation ^is* a  long letter from Bing Crosby.  The famous crooner and philanthropist wrote Barbara a special  letter of congratulation.- Between  the rosary and the letter, she  thinks herself well paid.  Admirable Work Done by  Pender Hospital Ladies  PENDER HARBOUR���Mrs K. Bell was elected president of the  St Mary's Hospital Auxiliary at the recent annual meeting.  Other officers are: secretary, Mrs B. Inrig; treasurer, Mrs  R. Murdock. The retiring president, ,Mrs E. Sharp, who had  been five years in office, thanked her executive for the outstanding support given Tier by Mrs A. Lloyd, Miss E. Simmons,  and fellow members.  In   a   review    of    the   year's      ;��������������� ������  work, it was revealed that  $698.55. had. been raised by dues,  donations, the lending library,  the spring tea and the fall bazaar. Expenditures included a  Venetian blind for the staff  house, screens for the men's  ward, metal cribs and mattresses,  an exhaust fan for the kitchen  and linens, making a total of  $719.19.  ; Plans were discussed for the  new year's work. Members learned there are many heavy items  of equipment needed by the hospital in the very near future.  S  Trade Board ioj  Check Resfrooms  GIBSONS -A letter received  from the Women's Auxiliary  requesting information on the  question of rest rooms here was  referred to committee, at the  executive meeting of the Board  of Trade, Monday.  It was pointed out that money  had. been set aside in last year's  federal estimates but a technicality in construction, had cropped up when action was due re  building the rest rooms oh ;;the  wharf.   7 .. ,"..'.. ���   7.-./,7  The proper committee wtU,.-.investigate it. further. -.       .-.;.-. ;.  ARCTIC ^ and  .-. frozen bays .failed to prevent  ��� s.s." .Chiicotin and- s.s. Coquitlam  irbrii mainffinirig, their regular  weekly schedules .-.to, the; Queen  Charlotte ��� Islands arid Portland  Canal settlements; .���     ������.,-. ���::  tjriib^ Company,  whidK "prpVides  the  only- ,yeaj--  iound link ��� with :these; .4  settleriieritSj'states^^ %^;the GhiL-  cotin XCapt HvfE.^McLeari)fex-  : periericed worst ice, conditions in  C u ni s h e w a> Inlet. Passengers  from Morgan's Camp walked put  more than a mile over the ice  tobpard^the steamer, which was  preventedTby thick ice frpm: approaching any closer to the Mor  gan dock. Thfe Chiicotin succeeded, however, in landing freight  for both Morgan's and the-Kelley  Camp at the Aero ��� dock nearby,  thus, assuring ! full supplies, for  the Inlet loggers. ; 7  7"-��� in} the Portland /Qanal^ svs... Co-  . quitlam (Capt:- W.'. McCombe)  .managed to. dock at .Alice. Arm,  where a channel through the-ice  had been blasted ahead of the  vessel's arrival. At Stewart the  steamer's arrival was welcomed  by this northernmost port community altirig the Stewart (dock,  ice having: /been broken 5Kp^��sp��3S  previous arrival.  ing  be Best Ever  PE N D E R HARBOUR .���' Ifcixt  meeting of the Regatta Committee of the Board of Trade, will  be held February 6 in the. Clubhouse. Discussion on plan's, for  making: the" regatta: the "biggest  and best ever" will take"plaee."  0 3  ViaOIOIA  AHvnan ivio^iiAoad 's  1  ���Letters To The Edii'  SIR���I would respectfully draw  the attention of the Pender  Harbour Board of Trade and  Sechelt Board of Trade to the  value, from a visitor's point of  view, of sponsoring a road from  Kleindale to the Skookum  Chuck. There is no big obstacle  in the way of a decent gravel  road from Kleindale to' a point  between Ruby and Sagmaw  lakes, thence using the old railroad grade over to the Chuck.  To those having no knowledge  of this peculiar phenomenon  where such a large body of water  drives through that narrow channel in so little time, it would be  a tremendous point of interest.  This would be unique, as none  of the other narrows on the coast  are so favorably situated for ob- *  servation by the tourist.  Ex-Tourist.  DEAR SIR���  1. The Howe Sound Islands  never have been and as far as I  am concerned now, are not opposed to a school by-law. That  is a by-law within the capacity  of the taxpayer to pay. They are  however definitely and completely opposed to the $605,000.00  by-law. That by-law cannot and  will not pass. We of the Howe  Sound Islands will definitely defeat any such by-law again presented. We are well organized  and with the aid of the summer  SECHELT  By "ARIES"  You'd Fight for a Mid?  THE BATTLE of the unknown���the fight for normal life has been joined in the Peninsula.  The war on infantile paralysis is never ending, it  is always with us, always having to be kept at  bay.  Kinsmen Clubs throughout B.C. and locally,  led by the Gibsons branch under Committee  Chairman Wilf Gray, are collecting dimes in order  to fight this scourge of children. It is the only  way in which we of the Peninsula can help assure  our children of freedom from this greatest of destroyers, this most insidious of cripplers.  Tins are distributed in every store from Pender Harbour to Port Mellon. The store keepers  are doing their bit toward protection. Let us do  ours by dropping a dime in the can decorated with  the symbolic dragon and the gallant knight St  George preparing to do battle. Let us do battle in  our own way. Let us fight a far greater battle,  than that of any wars ��� a battle for children,  btand on guard for the weak and the innocent.  Calling Trade Boards  EX-TOURIST may have something, when he talks  about  the Pender  Harbour  Board of  Trade  trying to  get something done about  building a  residents and pensioner vote we     road to the edge of the great rushing waters so  aptly named by our Indian friends ��� Skookum  Chuck.  Probably one of the great wonders of the  world; because it is right at our back door, we  are inclined to belittle this big waters. Little renown has actually come to the Peninsula because  of it. And yet, much prestige, tourist prestige, can  be ours if we do two things, make it accessible,  advertise it.  The first of these two seems to be the hardest, but perhaps that is not so. On closer scrutiny  it could appear as if the Pender Board, a deadhead board would never dream of it, but the  .Pender Board is hardly in that class, could probably get action on some plan.  Ex-Tourist advises that a road could be easily built along the old railroad bed. Probably he  is right.  But the question arises. Why build roads to  the Chuck when wejiave so many roads that need  building now?  Dave Pollock'may be able to answer that one.  know perfectly well that we can  at any time defeat such an iniquitous by-law. We cannot and  will not pass a byr-law for any  such sum. However I would not  by any means say that we will  take such an attitude over a bylaw for say approximately half  that amount. It will then become  the province of the School Board  to show us'that this sum is really needed and can be met by  the taxpayer and in that event  I do not think the people of the  mainland would find the people  of the islands ungenerous.  2. We are not unreasonable  people, neither are the people of  the Mainland, "and I am sure  that they would be the first to  agree that any compromise must  Include education for the children of the Islands. That is a  must. Certainly they would also  agree that the taxpayers of the  Islands should be represented on  the School Board.  3. I   would   go   further   than  you   predict   and   say   that   any  compromise must included proper   electoral  safeguards.   That  a  scandal  such   as  existed  at  the  last by-law cannot again be allowed. As far'as practical no official  of    the    school board or  teachers should be either returning or deputy returning officers.  Neither should anyone who  enjoys  a contract from the school  board or who is applying for a  contract    to    the  school  board.  Voters'   list  should be  available  for all organizations who desire  one, and they should be published     at    varied    public    points  throughout all settlements in the  area.  Polls  should be placed at,  all points where there is a geo-'  graphical necessity to allow the  taxpayer to .readily vote. Wherever    possible    organizations  should be  permitted    to    place  scrutineers  at  the polls.  Advertising should  be carefully dealt  with and should be awarded not  on a basis of getting pro-editorials in exchange for advertising  but should  be  awarded  on the  basis of competent advertising to  best reach the public both in the.  city and in the area as many of  our taxpayers reside in the city.  Further    newspaper    advertising  should only be awarded to proper newspapers  with a paid circulation. All these factors above  are just and proper and had they  been observed in the first place  the   debacle   of  the   $605,000.00  by-law   could   have     well  been  avoided.. It; is -these   safeguards  that,: make  democracy  arid   certainly    they    will'"not only  b.e  avoided  for the. future;   in .the :  Sechelt area but- in all areSs iri  By your generosity alone can the great struggle  continue. ��  When it is recalled the disease strikes the  majority between the ages of five and nine it is  really brought home to us all that it is something  which they alone cannot obviously fight or control.  Caused by one of the smallest viruses known  to man, it is still in the mystery stage. It takes  the virus five days to develop following entry  into, the body.  How much chance does that give any parent  or doctor? Little, if any.  The fight must be started now���today. It is  of little use to sit beside a bed where your loved  one is laying and wring your hands crying "Why?  Why did this have to happen to us?  You can help to see that it does not happen.  Drop your dime in the can. That's your part of  the fight. That's all you need to do.  The fight is there. The can is there. The great  need is there. Where's your dime?  He is recognized as being one of the top men in  the practical road building class. There's just a  chance that Dave has some slack time, during certain parts of the year. It's quite within the bounds  of possibility. If such is the case, it would hardly  be impossible to get a start on the.road. It need  not be a black topped four lane route. A single  lane with turnouts would do to start with.  Once we had that it would not be long before  the cry would get louder and louder. Tourists  have a nasty habit of wanting roads. With a good  road to the Skookum Chuck we would have one  more string to our bow.  And it just might be that there is an opportunity there. It is often the fact that we cannot  see the woods for the trees.  Ex-Tourist advises getting the Sechelt Board  of Trade into the battle. We would advise getting  Gibsons into it also. If any board can help promote any other part of the Peninsula without  it��n"r^'-HTv- their own particular bailiwick there  is little doubt ;but whatthat.helpw^ould be gladly  ^_ve---;-eve.i duc&ed.   fW   -^ ^^��    ^ 0wS��*  Believing���We Ask  CLOWHOLM Falls.  These words will be written many times in  local papers before we can turn a switch where  now we have no hope of even seeing one.  Dams the size of the proposed one cannot be  built in a few weeks. Lines cannot be laid in a  few days. We, of the Peninsula appreciate that.  We will bear with the Power Commission as long  as it is honestly trying to bring better service to  us. After all our demands for new power sources  is not a request of charity. We ask'for these things  and we expect to pay for them.  But we ask, for more and increased power.  Not promises. We ask for a concrete basis on  which to plan and map our own future. Our whole  economy is based on electricity. Without it we  find ourselves in the treadmill era.  If we have to wait for years before we can  know what, where and when, and mostly when,  then we are still going to stay in the doldrums of  exasperated futility.  It's worth, a try.  The press release from Premier Byrori Johnson was welcomed. We are glad that he and the  Power Commission are aware of our needs. We  are pleased that he has taken cognizance of our  desires. -  All we need now is to know that tenders have  been called for the construction.. And where the  line will go. That day cannot be so very far off.  It is hardly to be expected that: the. premier, would',  take a guess at the cost without haying a very  fair idea of what is needed. It is hardly^ likely he  would guess put of his own book. He must have  got the foundation for his estimate from some-  where, it is reasonable to believe he would get  them from government engineers.  If these conclusions be correct, then plans  must be well advanced. Either that or the government works on pure conjecture.  We doubt the latter. Therefore it is reasonable to believe that action is forthcoming shortly.  If it is not, it would be fair to ask, why riot?  WE ATTENDED the regular  meeting of the Sechelt Im>  provement Assn. held in the Legion Hall. There was a very good  attendance in spite of the slip--  pery roads. In opening the meet-V  ing the President deplored thje  fact that one of the local papers  had promised fireworks at this  meeting. Now we don't remem*-  ber seeing that in the COAST  NEWS. It certainly was not in  this column. There is no need for  fireworks at these meetings. Everyone is accorded the full meaL  sure of courtesy by the chair and  entitled to one's own opinions.  The proposed increase of water  rates by the Union Steamships  came under "fire and a resolution  was drafted to be presented/to  Public Utilities at the coming  hearing. It also was decided! Ito!  ask the commission to have -trie;  hearing at Sechelt. We could not  help thinking after doing every-;1  thing the hard way for years the-'!  Union now expects the genera*  public to. pay for & We dp hope^  at a later date the Proyincia.  Government will take the; wate  works under government wing as'  they have already done with th  power. The B.C: Power Cpjinmis  sion is doing a good jpb,vsurel;  it could do likewise 7 with th'  water. ��� X '���       7  Three    extra   members : wer  elected to serve on the executive!  Mr W.  Allen,  West Sechelt, M:  Huntley,  Porpoise  Bay,  arid M:  Fred Willows,  Selma Park.  We have been astounded rej  cently with the odd look-  houses that have sprung up ovet  night on the new subdivisip|  near us. We look out our winddi  and wonder if we are not living  in ATHLONE. We hope the rie|  occupants do not leave them th^  way as many newcomers on th  property have nice little horrid  and so will keep up the appea^  ance of the community and it'r  a little hard to take those of71,  that have labored long and earri  estly for a nice community lif  to see these old derelicts bein,  brought on to these lots. Why did|  not the Union Steamship Co spe*  cify in the agreement of sale th  #Certain-style bf housing'was  order. Surely if they could for  bid chickens, livestock, and comi  mercial businesses they coul^i  -have taken care of this also.     J  *,  &  c*��*  come. Democracy has been well  served.   From   the   settlement   I    quet a success, and for the help  sincerely believe that great good    she had had for the last year in  who assisted in making the ban-    bership  is still  very  small.  We  have an active    membership    of  will come to all, the people of  the Mainland, the people of the  Islands, and the children of the  whole   area.  Very sincerely,  FRANCIS DRAGE, JP.  DEAR SIR:  carrying on the work of the Association.  Next on the agenda was the  election of officers for the ensuing term. The following officers  for 1950 were elected:  President, Mrs Parker, by. acclamation;    Mrs    Larsen,    vice-  May I, through the medium of    president; Mrs Powell, secretary;  12, and inactive membership bf 3  at the present time. So far, there  are no representatives on the  Board from Davis Bay, Wilson  Creek, or active Porpoise Bay,  although we do have several  Guides and Brownies from all  these districts, and these are the.  districts in which we  have  our  interested in Girl Guide work in  this area.  Dear Mothers:  The Sechelt GirlGuide Association held its annual meeting on  January 12th at the home of Mrs  E. Pearson, with the president,  Mrs Phyllis Parker, in the chair.  A report was given on the Mother ^d-Daughter banquet held  the province. I am very sure that December 8th in the I_egion Hall  the defeat in the courts of the at which two brownies were en-  by-law served well the eourse'.pf rolled, received their golden bars  democracy. X. ��� .   X 7'X;    and two their golden hands, and  This I do say, that out ofall01*e brownie fie.w��upinto Guides,  this controversy .which has been    A candlelight ceremony'was held  that of the girls.'We have a total,  membership of seventeen guides.  Owing" to    the    cold    weather,  there have been no regular Girl  Guide meetings, as. the. girls tra-  A   deep   anger consumes  when we see  a bully of a d  preying  upon   the   helpless,   an^  we have such a pne in this are  He hasn't been here very long-all  time goes with the dog settlement  but he has been here far too lOnf  iri our estimation. We refer to th  brutal killing of Tipper Mills, th(i  gentle old dog owned by Mr am  Mrs Fred Mills  who  was foun^  with his wind pipe torn put an|  various other bites too numeroi^  to mention.  Tipper   always   paid   his   paf  Winkie a call every morning ani  then  toijisee7 old Mickey Mayn|  and a new  friend he  found  ir?  Rusty Cooper. We have seen hint  go a long way.--out of his way ik  avoid a fight. Our dog settlemerjfl|  used to be one of the most con J  tented,   never  any trouble.  Jus  the odd spat when a village "do;  got hostile. But life is becomin^  unbearable for those of us ,wh|  . have dogs who have never bee:  allowed to fight and are noj  fighters anyway. There is, rioth  ing to be proud of in owning  fighting dog."If you have on  keep him home or put a muzzlj  on him as these fellows ar  usually very cowardly and pre,  -'on smaller animals.  A letter, was read from headquarters asking our feelings regarding a Commissioner for the  district, this was passed unanimously.  At the close of the meeting tea   1 veiling east  (Selma Park, JOavis  very expensive for me, for my  allies and associates and also for  the    taxpayer,    great gPod  has  after which four Tenderfeet > were  enrolled in Guides." ]  Mrs Parker thanked all those  was served by the hostess.  The above is a short report on  our meeting, but may I make an  appeal to the riipthers of Guides  ahd Brownies and all ladies interested in the work we ai.6 trying to dp, to show their approval, either by joining as an active'  or ah inactive member of this  Association. The annual fee is; on*,  ly one dollar. ���  This is the end of the second  year of our work arid our mem-  Bay, and Wilson Creek) have to  travel by the regular bus, which  leaves Sechelt at 5:45 p.m.,i and  ; this means, a wait, of ;45-minutes  .for the girls. I, as their leader, dp ,  not feel that.T cana^k them to  wait around m the cold for that  length  of time.  The Association  ;funds do not allow for hiring of  taxis  for transportation,  and  so  far  no person  or persons  have  come along to ; offer - a solution,  7(Cohtiniied on Page 3)    -L-'l'.  ;<i^i|^7^^'|ak  Member. Canadian Weekly News-  7 papers Association (B.C. Division)  Authorized   as   Second' Class" 'Mail,  .   Post:: Office   Department;  Ottawa  ���L.,'\N.La. SUTHERLAND'  "v;  ;���;  Editor, and  Managing  Director  ...v.    Published'every  Monday '���������by-.".  v :    .Jhe Coast News Limited  7. 77 7^Rates of Subscription:  ' /12 tpos7$2;  6 mbs/$1; :3 :,mQs! 50c  ���V   /united States and  Foreign,  '$2.50 per year.     -'���  ,���..;���    Telephones:  . Editorial    Department, \ Gibsons/ 45  -  Commercial    Printing,    Gibsons 7*5   ;  *:  / gam  STOCK-REDUCING  in  DRY GOODS  HARDWARE  CHINA  ETC.  MURDOCE'S  Marine Supply  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  .������������M-H^^p^M"  7 CHARLES LAUGHTOJV  popular M-G-M Star who, with others will  %m presented in the 'WX exclusive feature  wognm: M-G-M THEATRE OF THE AIR,  fkmdmjm. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Make this, and  other M-G-M radio features, regular  listening in your home. M-G-M Stars will  ��� heard exclusively on  MORE ABOUT . . .  Reader's Rite  Continued   from   Editorial   Page  It is expected that those travelling by bus pay their own way,  in several cases this has not been  done and so far the Company has  borne the expense, but we do  hope for. reimbursement sometime in the future. The weekly  fee for attendance is five cents,  but again there are several at  every meeting who forget or neglect to bring this, and when bus  fare is paid out it doesn't take  many fares to more than gobble  up what is taken in. The bus fare  to Selma Park for the girls is 10  cents and to Wilson Creek 15  cents.  The Guide Association has  started "A Travelling Basket," to  raise sufficient funds to meet  emergencies until time for their  Annual Spring Tea and sale oi  work in April. I do hope you will  receive it in the spirit given and  do your utmost to help it along  its journey. A note will accompany the basket, but if any further information is needed any of  the members with telephones  will be only too pleased to enlighten you if you care to ^hone  him. Mrs Parker, Mrs McColl,  Mrs Pearson, Mrs Cook.  Now for the problem concerning   the   girls   themselves.   Have  you ever read or studied thg papers the girls have received from  me for their study,    to    enable  them to  pass the tests required  for Guides in the different steps  of  their  training.  Or   considered  the Promise  and  the Ten Laws  thejr are expected to live up to.  Not easy are they, but, still the  girls do try, and have passed several tests7and are hoping to pass  more in the near future. If you  study the tests you will find that  the  girls  are  expected  to   learn  quite a lot and in many instances  help is required to obtain a standard   of   proficiency.   This   help  could come from Mother, Father,  Sister, and in the case of Semaphore, Brother. The girls who receive   a   certain  amount   of   encouragement and help from home  certainly  show  it  in  their tests  Tourist Trade  Hanks Second  In Dollar Value  JUST re-elected for his fourth  term as chairman of Vancouver Tourist and B.C. Automobile  associations, H. S. Hipwell has  great hopes for the tourist trade  in 1950.  In his annual report, Mr Hipwell notes: "British Columbia  ranks third among Canadian  provinces in the total of American dollars received���approximately 15 to 17 percent of the  total. It is interesting to note the  tourist revenue to this province  has more than doubled in a period of seven years."  Now the tourist trade ranks  s?cond only to newsprint in its  value to our national income. A  lessening in American visitors  would definitely retard business  throughout the land. "Certainly  this urgent need presents a chal-  when being passed. When you  consider the pride the girls feel  in every test they pass successfully, any help they receive is  more than justified.  Your daughter will be bringing  home material from time to time  explaining the tests and the work  required from* them, I do hope  you will take the time and trouble to read, them over and so be  in, a position to help her when-  e\rer possible.  . We should be pleased to see  you at the next meeting of the  Association which will be held  February 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the  home of Mrs E. Osborne, Sr, Sechelt.  Yours sincerely,  Mrs J. Derby,  Sechelt, B.C.  THE COAST NEWS, Monday,  Jan.  30,   1950  3  lenge to every Canadian to assist our country in this economic  battle to do'~-aH~'*we--can ��� to expand this business."  In 1947, 1,000,000 tourists visited Vancouver. In 1948 there were  1,020,000; in 1949, 1,125,000. "In  195Q we anticipate 1,250,000 visitors, one million from U.S.A."  Mr Hipwell believes those engaged in tourist trade should be  particularly interested. "I urge  all those who are catering to the  travelling tourist to do even a  more efficient job, emphasizing  'friendliness,' consideration for  the comfort of the traveller, fair  prices and cleanliness.  "It is not enough, to have good  roads in some parts of the province, some comfortable stopping  places, some good food." The  tourist must be assured of uniform top quality in these all over  B.C.  "Proper commendation should  be   extended   to   our . provincial  Air Your Beefs  About the Taxes  GIBSONS���The provincial court  of revision, where all objections to the new scale of assessments may be aired, will be  held in the municipal hall, Gibsons, February 1.  The municipal court of revision will be held in the same  hall February 8. It is stressed  that ratepayers within the village will not be heard on Feb-  ruarv l. This is solely for provincial ratepayers.  Department of Public Works.  The Hope-Princeton Highway  will mean* many thousands of  'Xditional' visitors."  1 ONLY  A New Washing Machine  ��   Gyrator Action  &   Loveli Wringer  ��� V<% H.P. Motor  ��� Enamel Tub  This Type of Bargain  MUST  Be Subject to Prior Sale  We earnestly suggest the March of Dimes  Marshall's Har ware  GIBSONS  hi  SCHEDULE   OF   PASSENGER AND  EXPRESS SERVICE  .-. Schedule <Np^15. ;�������� -Elective September 29, 1949   ''"  Subject to Change Without Notice  PENINSULA  Investment In the Future  la A ___��.*    A-..V < ^     -��<.  Tuesday  NORTHBOUND  Lv. VANCOUVER  WILSON CREEK  *SECHELT  HALFMOON BAY  9:30 a.m.  11:45 a.m.  12:15 noon  1:15 p.m.  Ar. PENDER HARBOUR    2:30 p.m.  Thursday  Lv. VANCOUVER 9:30 o.m.  WILSON CREEK 11:45 a.m.  *SECHELT 12:15 noon  HALFMOON BAY        1:15 p.m.  Ar. PENDER HARBOUR    2:30 p.m.  w;  h*r  Saturday  Sunday  Lv. VANCOUVER 9:30 a.m.  WILSON CREEK 11:45 a.m.  *SECHELT 12:15 noon  Ar. HALFMOON BAY 1:15 p.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER  Ar. *SECHELT  7:30  9:45  p.m*  p.m.  *AIJ Sechelt calls will be made at Wilson Creek during  ���   the building of new Sechelt dock.  Wednesday  SOUTHBOUND  Lv. PENDER HARBOUR  HALFMOON BAY  *SECHELT  WILSON CREEK  Ar. VANCOUVER  2:00  3:00  4:00  4:15  6:30  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  I  .Friday  Lv. HALFMOON BAY  *SECHELT  Ar. VANCOUVER  7:45 p.m.  8:45 p.m.  11:00 p.m.  Sunday  Lv. PENDER HARBOUR 2:00 p.m.  HALFMOON BAY 3:00 p.m.  *SECHELT 4:00 p.m.  WILSON CREEK 4:15 p.m.  Ar. VANCOUVER 6:30 p.m.  Investment in British Columbia is investment in the future. The extens- .  ive development planned for this Province, and so necessary if we are to  make use of our natural advantages, can only be achieved by investment,  not only by the large institutions, but also by the small investor. This is in-,  deed investment in the future���the future of British Columbia.  Development on the scale envisioned con be attained only in proportion to the extent that we show our belief in our destiny. And witl> this in  view the economic and social growth of your Province is being encouraged  by the efforts of your Government. The provincially-owned Pacific Great  Eastern Railway is being pushed Northward; the already vast highway system is being extended and improved; new and greater electric power developments are being constructed throughout the Province; agricultural development, land settlement, industrial research are being pressed, and in many  other ways the economic advance is being encouraged. Social changes, too,  are being carried on through health and educational developments and in a  variety of other ways too numerous to relate. While their part in the increased productivity of British Columbia is more difficult to evaluate, nevertheless without them economic development alone is of little value.  All this cannot be done without the expenditure of large capital sums,  and it is in the provision of such moneys that the investor, large and small,  can contribute not only to his own financial advantage, but to the future of  British Columbia.  Through sound financial management all this has been done without  too great a burden on the country. This burden of debt has on a per capita  basis been sharply reduced over the past few years as is well illustrated by  the following data:  Year Net Debt  1933 ------ $136,818,000  1941     145,363,000  1945   .  132,160,000  1949    129,700,000  Population  719,000  818,000  960,000  1,114,000  Per Capita    Per Capita  Net Debt  Interest Charges  $190.30 $.11.01  177.74 8.42  137.67 6.27  116.43 5.44  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  w>  GULF LINES  LTD.  Ferry Wharf, Ft. Cardero, Vancouver-���Phone TA. 2141  ���9M_-__m_9��-  Department of Finance  Herbert Anscomb,  Minister. 4  THE  COAST  NEWS,  Monday,  Jan.  30,   1950  By E. NESTMAN  Be__-____-__8_-_---a____a-__----)  COLD weather seems to have  brought up a crop of new  babies, besides the freezing temperatures. Twins born to Mr and  Mrs Tommy Davies, boy one 5  lbs. some ounces, t arid other 2  lbs. 13 ounces, they will be called Lyle and Lance, so they tell  me. The . small one is in an incubator in Vancouver, and doing very well. Mrs M. Clark of  the Headlands had her baby 7 V2  lb. boy at home. Due to house  being frozen up, she will be  with Mrs A. E. Richey for a  while. Mrs Sotiros is home with  her 10 lb. boy ahd they are all  doing well. This is going to keep  our VON nurse on the hop for  a  while. .  Earle Bingley has purchased  the Bolton estate, and is now in  residence there. Daisy and Frank  Bailey have taken over the small  home of Mrs K Clenainning <_n  the hill . . . welcome back, folks,  knew you couldn't stay away.  Mrs A. Gardener up visiting for  the day, and it's whispered she  is a little homesick for Gibsons  top. We'll see more of her  when Daisy gets back I'm sure.  In case you wondered what has  happened to me and my little  store, well it?s been so bad, and  knowing that folks are not interested in plants at this time,  have been doing quite a lot of  renovating there, and come some  fine days, will be back in# circulation  again.   I  haven't  quit.  Much against my better judgment, went to Vancouver Monday morning, it was a grand  day, to start with, but something  told me not to go, I should have  listened. It started to snow in  Vancouver about 2 p.m., by 3  o'clock it was a blizzard, cars  tied up everywhere. Well, I hied  me to the bus depot, decided to  take the 3:40 to Horseshoe Bay  and sit there, for I felt the buses  would be in trouble, but found  there was no other bus until  4:10. So I took that, by then it  was a real blizzard, met another hardy soul Mrs G. Boucher from Granthams, on her  way home. We got into the bus,  and started out. Got into the  Stanley Park road, about 4:20,  bus loaded with folk standing,  and you know what that is. We  got about two blocks from the  approach to the bridge, and we  stopped, there was a.line of cars  ahead of us, some of them across  the road, others just stopped and  couldn't   get   going.   We   inched  Business and Professional  DIRECTORY  Please Clip This Directory Out and Hang By Your Phone  For Reference  BAKERY  REAL ESTATE  BETTY'S  BAKERY  Homemade Pies, Cakes,  Bread  Special Catering  Cakes Decorated to Order  Porpoise  Bay Rd., Sechelt  Phone Sechelt, 59W  Specialist in Coast Property  Consolidated Brokers Ltd.  Gulf Coast Offices  Gibsons and Sechelt  "Phone 37  BEER BOTTLES  TYPEWRITERS  Will rail and buy for cash,  beer bottles, scrap metal, etc.  Calls made at intervals from  Hopkins to Irvines Landing.  R.  H.  STROSHEIN  Wilson  Creek  Typewriter Sales and  Service  Agent for Remington  For Fast, Accurate Service  see  COLIN WINGRAVE  Gibsons,  B.C.  GARBAGE DISPOSAL  Garbage Disposal Service  weekly or monthly  Sechelt, West Sechelt,  Selma Park only  For Information write or  'phone  Union Steamship Co.  Phone Sechelt, 22  GENERAL HAULING  TAXI  PENINSULA CABS  24-Hour Service  2 Phones ��� 2 Cabs  WILSON CREEK and  SELMA PARK  Phone  Sechelt  66  GIFT STORE  Headquarters for Wool,  Notions,  Cards, Toys,  Miscellaneous Gifts  Gibsons 5-10-15 Store  Left of Post Office  Gibsons, B.C.  BILL'S TAXI  Reliable 24 Hour Service  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  i Gibsons 86, Gibsons, B.C.  PLUMBING-HARDWARE  HANSEN TRANSFER  GENERAL CARTAGE  GOOD BUSH WOOD  Phone Sechelt 28  Sechelt, B.C.  PLUMBING and HEATING  Hardware, Plumbing Supplies  r        Heating Necessities  "Serving the Peninsula"  Marshall's  Hardware  Phone Gibson���33  SUNSET HARDWARE  GIBSONS  Registered Plumbers  PLUMBING  Sales   and   Contracting  along a few feetr then stopped,-  we took one hour and. 45' tiiin-  utes to get to "thfe -bridge. If 'you  don't think that was something,  absolutely helpless, and it was  snowing and blowing. By 6  o'clock we were over the bridge.  George Frith kept 'us company  on the bus also.  We  had  long  since    resigned  ourselves  to having to  stay    at  Horseshoe Bay for the. night, as  we didn't think the ferry would  wait all night for us. When we  did get started, he really zoomed  along  the highway,. and  we  landed at the top of the Horseshoe Bay hill, about 7 p.m. Still  snow, and real thick there, and  found a truck stalled on the hill  trying to get up, The bus driver  said sorry folks,  you'll have  to  walk down the hill to the ferry.  Well,  we  got out, and slid and  scrambled  down   the  hill,  snow  over the tops of our boots, and :  io, and behold, the-lights of the  dear  old   ferry, shining  brightly  and   waiting   for   us.   We   were  wondering what would be happening . to the 4:40 bus, figuring  that it must have been lost entirely, and much to our surprise,  the   folks   were, ahead   of   us   a  whole hour. The other bus  had  run    through    Stanley    Part-  through Lumbermen''' Arch, and  beat  us   to   it,   while   we  were  held up by all the autos'stalled  on the bridge. Well, it sure was  a relief to get started, but when  he  hit   Hood  Point,    oh     man,  would have given a lot to have  had my feet on terra firma. We  rolled,   and   pitched,   and   water  came over the top, made up my  mind right there and then, that  next time, I have a hunch, will  listen  to  it.   Mr   G.   Main  from  Sechelt on the boat, he had taken  plane from Sechelt in the morning,  and  was in town   15  minutes from Sechelt. He tried to get  one home, but no dice. He was  sure   comparing  notes,   15   minutes to get to towri, and about ���  five   hours   to   get   home.   Anyway, thank goodness, we all arrived home safe and sound. Our  ferry   service   certainly   rates   a  real bouquet of orchids, for the  fine  job they have been  doing,  it's certainlyno  joke.  So, boys,  even   though   we   bless   you   at  times,   we   certainly. do   realize  the tough assignment this winter   has   been,    in   fact  for   all ...  transportation,;, and; we   do   ap- q.  pyeciate it, nevertheless.  One little sight while we were  sitting in the. bus, a. poor chap  had a flat tire, right on that  park road, and he was busy  changing it. I bet the air was  blue around him. One of the  chaps in bus said, better not say  too much to him, he is liable to  throw the jack at you through  the window. A very large man  sitting in seat behind us, said  "Well, I've got a pound of bacon  in my pocket, and by now I bet  it's cooked, sot we won't starve."  Everyone certainly good sports  about it all, nothing else you  could do.���.'...-... ;    -;   :    ......  C9_DR_____0ES3_S__E-_-BS____--_-ES5S Wb 4 "HT^Il  Sechelt SchbMLNews DOSTQ. 10 BOOS  For Fire Unit  By   ELAINE   GOWLAND  THE   SCHOOL ��� Drama - Club   is  the..highlight Tin the news this  week. Officers who'.-made up the  committee to select; the plays  were Jean Scott, Marge Jackson,  Barrie Redman and Bernard  Heskin. Three. 20-miriute plays  will be presented: '"Wildcat Willie Gets Girl Trouble," to be directed by Mrs "Osborne Sr;  "Wanted, A Housekeeper," directed by Mrs Rankin; "Bringing Up Junior," r tp be directed  by.Mrs K. Whitaker. Rehearsals  haven't begun yet, but; the players are anxious to g;et started  arid results should be very interesting.  A National Film Board movie  was shown last week at the  school. Pictures were: "Passport  to Canada," telling, what has  been done to receive immigrants  from other countries, What they  hope for in this country, and  what skills they -~ bring to their  new homes. "Land in Trust"  showed various soil: conservation  practices. "Safe Clothing" showed safety rules to be observed  at work. "Highland Holiday"  showed scenes from Cape Breton Island. "The- Loon's Necklace," an Indian legend on how  the "loon got white markings  around its neck. " Indian masks  from the National Museum collection were used.  We wish to welcome to school  Marlyn Lyons, who for the first  half of the term went to John  Oliver High. Marilyn's home is  at Halfmoon Bay but. she is staying with Mrs French at Sechelt.  A basketball game with Gibsons was scheduled for Tuesday,  but to our disappointment it had  to be cancelled. Yes,, you guessed it. It was because, of the appearance of all that fluffy, frozen  stuff that blew up so. suddenly  Monday.  GIBSONS Board of Trade is going to get behind the newly-  organized volunteer fire brigade.  At the executive meeting of  the board, Clifford Leach, Gibsons fire chief, pointed out that  it was the duty of everyone to  get behind the new unit.  "Only by having complete cooperation can we hope to make  a success of this group," he said.  He also revealed that plans are  now beipg formulated for holding a monster dance. Tentative  date has been set at March 18.  The Board of Trade "will do  everything we can to help," said  President John  Theed.  &.'''  Hassans'  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C/  The  Old-Established    ;  General     Store  SUPPLYING  FAMILIES^  FISHERMEN AND  CAMPS  Latest   in   Novelties   and  Toys. 7  Fish Buy ers  HOME GAS STATION  Mechanical Refrigeration  Fresh Deliveries on Hand  Always.  Steer for  Hassans' Landing  Midway South Shore  J  V . 7 It didn't take us long to put this fellow wise. "There's  three boards of ..trade," we said, "on this peninsula. And we've  got to get: behind them to make them worth while."  It's the same thing in the heating and burner business, we've  got to back any. work we tackle. That's why you'll hear  everybody, when they're in trouble with the furnace or oil  burner, saying, "Call LAURIE SPECK. He knows. He can;  ���  &x &  ^hey?rer exactly rights.That's just what twe can do.v FIX IT.,  ;^aY^KyrouMn'^0ipk-xQfig,e|ting a blincj man, ipjoheck or repair .. your heating: systems^ yet you'll ���'hire an^fnexperienced  man. What's the, difference? He might as well* be blind for  all the good he* can be" to you.  For SEEING, ACTION, FRUGAL WORKMANSHIP, and  just plain KNOW HOW, drop in and see  LAURIE SPECK  There's no job too srriall or too big for the premier heating:  man of the Peninsula. We will come running when you find  yourself in trouble and grab the phone to call  GIBSONS 64R  ATOM SHIPS  PREDICTED  Warships of world fleets are  now being specially designed for  specific roles in countering potential enemy types, says the  latest issue * of "Janes Fighting  Ships;" In the. next, few years,  it predicts, the world will see %  revolutionary new fleets with  atom bomb carriers, guided missile control ships, anti-submarine  cruisers, rocket-firing destroyers  and ships driven' by gas turbine. ���������-'��� ������'���-  Wht (Boast &etus  CLASSIFIED  ADVERTISING  3 Lines (15 words) for 35c 3 Insertions (same ad) 75c  Extra words, above i5-word nun., 2c each.  Cash with order.  Notices, Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c Insertion  LITTLE ADS . . . BIG RESULTS  LOST  Irish Setter: Red, female.  Answers to"''name'of Pamela: Small white mark  on chest, in the shape of  a 7. Is wearing a worn  green collar.    .  REWARD  Please  phone Leona  Lee  at Lloyd's Store.or write  Sinikka Kolehmainen,  Pender Harbour, B.C.  FOR SALE:   '".    RIFLES AT: . WHOLE.SALE  PRICES' ��� .303 Lee , Enfield  Converted Sporting Models; High  power precision' repeaters; 10  shot detachable magazine; barrel up to 30": excellent condition;    guaranteed,    $37.50 . -each.  Also unconverted Military Models in excellent condition, fine  for remodelling^ $27.50 ' each.  Will ship, c.o.d. Write Sportsmen's Wholesale Supply, 2098 St.  Catherine St.. W��� Montreal 25,  Que. -''"7".'":""."���'        3 ins.  SUMMER homesites in the celej  brated and beautiful Jervis Inf  let area on Vanguard Bay, anj  size you desire from 2 acres un  at only $100 per acre. Vanguart  Bay offers unexcelled boat an-j  chorage. Cod and salmon fishing  with fresh water lake only  block inland. For details writ  to W. E. Haskins, Pender Ha^  bor.  PERSONAL��� ~  SHIP BY Gulf Lines Express tol  or from Vancouver. Low rates.5?  Fast   service.   Careful   handling,  Specify Gulf Lines Express.    ti��  Travel on  Sea Bus and  SECHELT  $4.05 return  CATCH THE BUS AT YOUR DOOR  WILSON CREEK  $3.65 return Oil; Fall In  BRITISH; Columbia's "March  of  Dimes" is now under way.  It is part of the coast-to-coast  campaign being carried on by  , the newly organized Canadian  ] Foundation for Poliomyelitis and  run at the same time as the traditional "March of Dimes" campaign first launched by President Roosevelt in the United  States.  Objective of the B.C. drive is  $75,000. The funds will be used  to:   .carry    on    active    warfare  against this dread crippling and  7 killing disease.  In this province, the campaign  is; being sparked by the Kinsmen  i  Ciubs,   which  have    long    been  2   active     in     community   welfare  i;L  work. Dr Clay Hallman of Van-  B____B_a_95sa9E_q��a_  By   JEAN  JEFFRIES  I  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  Modern hair  styling. Competent    work  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  DID I riiention spring planting  last week? Must have been  crazy. This cold snap is'really  playing havoc with things  around here. We've back to  water by the bucket, so is the  fish camp and co-op manager.  Noticed Henry Silvey under his  house with a blow torch the  other day. I guess we've all got  the same frozen pipe trouble.  Randy Page is home again  after a few days in St Mary's  Hospital with an ear infection.  John West was re-elected president of the Egmont and District Credit Union at a meeting  Sunday last. In spite of the bad  weather,; 18 members turned out.  At the same meeting, Bob Griffith was elected to the board of  directors.  Several; members pledged  themselves for given amounts  for the coming, year in order to  build up the union.  Bill Silvey was one of many  boat owners having trouble with  condensation .in their boat motors and what have you. Stan  Silvey chopped the. ice off his  the .other day and then I think  he was sorry���the boat had sunk  next morning.'  POSTMASTER  GENERAL  SPEAK  ��� Hon. G. E. RINFRET will make  at) important Broadcast in the  series of talks . . .  !"The Nations  Business"  K-*���B'W=-;  ��� <_.  8.15 P.M.  ���  TUESDAY, JAN. 31st  ip  MOBILE HOUSES  X A Welsh firm is; now mass-  producing prefabricated mobile  bungalows which can be moved  by loading the complete, house  on ta' a four-wheel trailer float.  One of these transportable bungalows���fully equipped and furnished���recently has been on  show in the City of London.  Three /workmen are said to be  able to erect it in six hours and  dismantle it for moving within  four hours.  * ,"  *  ���miii       .1 �� ������     y  ���       _���     ��� ���    ��� i j,:   -        i i..   im.i ��� ���        .   -   ______    .  couver, prominent B.C. Kinsman,  is chairman of the provincial  committee ; of. the foundation.  Kinsmen have already mailed  more than 100,000 letters to B.C.  citizens appealing for funds.  Contributions should be mailed to local Kinsmen Clubs or  directly to the provincial headquarters* which-have been set up  at^br-Rogers Buildiiig; Vancouver. v      .-���' 'X.  Let's put British Columbia's  "March of Dimes" over the top  and help eliminate an insidious  crippling kiiler which may strike  any one of us, young or old, or  our loved ones, at any moment.  FOR.  ACCOUNTING AND INCOME TAX  SERVICE  7      A. L. (ALF) BRUYNEEL  Selma Park, B.C. Phone Sechelt 72H  It  Bookkeeping by MaiI" is Practical, Convenient and  Economical.  ���j-;.  I  3'  a-  MARINE ��� COMMERCIAL ��� DOMESTIC  REFRIGERATION  Soles and Service  WALK-IN BOXES ���  DEEP FREEZERS  ���  HEATING and OIL FURNACES  GUARANTEED  SECOND  HAND COMMERCIAL  REFRIGERATOR  UNITS  FOR SALE  W.J.NAYL0R  ROBERTS CREEK  Phone Roberts Creek 24K  What Price the  'Simple' Indian  SECHELT���It is a.far cry from  the days of red bead barter  and the smoking peace pipe to  the business-like findings of the  Sechelt Indian band.  Recently finishing a three-day  council which made history as  being the second of its kind  since the days of the last tribal  monarch, Chief John, the newly  elected five man control board  includes Ernie Joe, Charles Craigan, Solomon Joe, Christian Julian, Clarence Joe and newly  elected secretary Nelson Moody.  With 28 reserves to control  and manage, some of them leased to logging companies for  considerable sums of money, the  job of controlling the real estate  alone is a large one and takes  a keen financial knowledge. It  took councillors three days to go  over the books and check all  former agreements ��� previously  signed by the last council of former tribal chiefs.  The newly elected group is  actually the first such in the  history of the Sechelt Indians.  The first, elected in 1926, were  tribal  chiefs who just naturally  THE COAST NEWS, Mondoy,  Jan.  30,   1950  5  formed  the  council.  This  latest  was a popular vote election.  Last councillors, were Lioue  Johnny, Pat Julias, Jimmy Johnson, Regio Paul and Dan Paul.  Spokesman Clarence Joe, formerly secretary of the interim  council, was elected to the governing body as it was believed  the popular fighter for Indian  rights could do more good for  the group in his new position.  Daniel Boon was once asked  if he had ever been lost in the  woods. "Never got lost," Boone  replied. "But I was BEWILDERED  once for three days."  . ...craoaeii  Optometrist  GIBSONS  Office Hours:  9:00 o.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evenings  by  Appointment  Every  day except Thursday  Why  go  to Vancouver for  Optical Service?  ANNOUNCEMENT  The ROSE JAR is now OUR AGENCY  LAUNDRY ��� DRY CLEANING  Pickup  and   Delivery   Saturday  Afternoon  NELSON'S LAUNDRY  PAST  FUTURE  In its short existence as a member of the Canadian Federation, British  Columbia has made vast strides both economically and socially. While its  early progress was not consistently rapid, delayed as it was in many cases by  events beyond local control such as the world depression of the 1930's, the  final outcome was inevitable. No locality possessed of the great resources  of nature could fail to advance given proper opportunity and the stimulus  of sound governmental stewardship.  The pressure of development needs have in the past placed, a heavy  burden upon governmental finances, particularly when added to them have  been the burdens of unemplpyment relief and other extraordinary and nonproductive; expenditures.    ; "������'" X..     "."'-'.7"'- ���"������'���";    I  This burden of debt reached a peak in 1933, when the net debt per  capita amounted to $190.30, while the per capita interest charges were  $11.01.  Progress has been made since those days until at the end of the last  fiscal year, despite large capital expenditures on the development of the  Province, the net debt per capita was but $116.43, while the per capita interest charges were $5.44.  This was accomplished with considerable effort on the part of your Government. It can only be through the exercise of sound and stable financial  policy that such an excellent showing can be achieved. No country can  stand still economically or socially in the rapidly changing world of today,  and it is necessary that every possible incentive be given to progress in British  Columbia. This is being given through transportation improvements, both  highway and rail, electrification, land clearing, agricultural and industrial  research, and numerous and large-scale improvements in health, welfare,  and educational facilities. As the figures above show, it is being done at a  burden considerably lighter than was being borne on capital account over  fifteen years ago.  PROM OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  Department of Finance  Herbert Anscomb,  Minister.  Cheapen Quicker, Easier  _' V  I ROBERTS CREEK  (     $3.30 return  (TOUR TRAVEL AND IN TOWN EXPENSES  GIBSONS  $2.40 return  to VANCOU VER  CENTRE  OUR EXPRESS COSTS YOU LESS  J  Help To  SUPPORT  Your Own Community 6  THE COAST NEWS,  Mondoy,  Jon.  30,   1950  ernment nevenue  account certain loans, advances  and investments made by the  government totalling $22.8 million in December, and $176.0  million in the first nine months  A FINE FOOD  Milk is one of the' finest foods  we have. But adults are apt to  consider that milk is strictly a  children's food. This is not necessarily   true   although   milk   is  one of the rfinest,Jopds..Jor^children.    Adults   too   will   benefit^  from the health-giving properties^  of this good tasting arid relative-1;  ly cheap food.  TI-fE HON. Douglas Abbott, Minister of Finance, today released  the monthly statement of the Comptroller of the Treasury  covering revenues and expenditures for the month of December  and the fiscal year to date.  Total revenues of the Government for the month of December amounted to $199.6 million, down 9.4% from the  $220.2 million of December 1948. For the first nine months of  the current fiscal year total revenues amounted to $1,836.4  compared with $1,956.2 for the same period a year ago, a decrease of $119.8 million or 6.1%.  TAX  COLLECTIONS DOWN   WMM  Excise taxes collected in December $49.2 million were down  some $6.6 million from $55.9 million a year ago and have dropped about 10.2 percent in the  fiscal year to date or from $455.1  million to $408.7 million. Personal income taxes collected in  December amounted to $35.6  million as compared with $46.6  million in the same month of  1948: For the first nine months  of the fiscal year collections in  this classification totalled $471.9  million as compared with $564.8  million in the same period of  1948, a reduction of $93.0 million  or 16.5 percent. These declines  due to reductions in the tax  rates were in the nine months  to date partly offset by an increase in corporation income  tax of $72.3 million.  Total expenditures in the  month of December were $200.3  million compared with $170.2  million in December 1948. Ag-  . gregate expenditures for the  first nine months of the fiscal  year were $1,537.4 million, an  increase of $191.0 million or 14.2  percent. Increases in expenditures in the nine months were  principally    accounted    for    by:  National Defence, $76.6 million;  Family Allowances, $19.5 million; Old Age Pensions, $9.7 million; expenditures by the Department of Mines and Resources, $12.7 million including  payments under the Emergency  Gold Mining Assistance Act; and  compensation to provinces under  the Tax Rental Agreements, $8.9  million. Principal decreases in  expenditures in the same period  were: Interest on the Public  Debt, $7.1 million; and Department of Veterans' Affairs, $31.9  million.  OVERSPEND INCOME  Expenditures for December  exceeded revenues by $769,000,  thereby reducing the budgetary  surplus for the first nine months  to $299.1 million compared with  .$609.8 million in the same period  a year ago. As in previous years,  expenditures in the closing  months of the year are expected  tot exceed revenues by substantial amounts and thereby reduce  correspondingly the surplus for  the fujl year.  The budgetary surplus of  $229.1 million does not take into  wtftff  -N.NXX7I  Wood Builds  Your Bank Account  The 40,000 people directly employed in the forest  industry of British Columbia in 1948 produced  $363,000,000 in new wealth���more than 49 per cent  of the total dollar output of all the basic industries  of the Province combined.  To the people of British Columbia, whose per capita  purchasing power is highest of all provinces in the  Dominion, the continuing prosperity of the lumber  industry is of primary importance.  Just as it is good business for Provincial, Civic and  Municipal governments to give preference to B. C.  Coast Woods for public works projects in British  Columbia, so it is in your best interests, whenever  possible, to use local woods for your building needs.  For house building as well as  heavy construction, B. C. Qoast  Woods possess definite advantages. They offer low first  cost, and cost per year of useful  life. Their ease of workability  provides for speedy, economical erection. Replacement and  alteration costs are low. And  salvage value is high.  B.C. BASIC INDUSTRY PRODUCTION VALUES FOR 1946 SHOWN  IN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.  363.8   152.5  141  4  58  *  -.���_'.  In addition, the user has the satisfaction of knowing  his choice of B.-C. Coast Woods is contributing to the  growing prosperity of British Columbia . . . arid  building his bank account.  \p*>.i  'XX  yy i  Red Cedar Yellow Cedar Fir  IN ALL DIMENSIONS  ROUGH - PLANED - SHIPLAP  We deliver anywhere on the Peninsula  BURNS & JACKSON SAWMILL  Phone Wilson Creek 15 SA-2  Wilson Creek  iM -"Xrro?' Jb.Ti?  rp-=.i">?-<.f>rj"? hloE'sd      ,Sfl.f?5."?'f"jf*��  .rn-'  v;!.,ft  ���.��_  COAST WOODS TRADE EXTENSION BUREAU  X&>  si  I  GIBSONS LAUNDRY -��� DRY  DAY SERVICE ������  RUSH ORDERS CAN BE ARRANGED  WATCH FOR PHONE NUMBER IN FEW DAYS  "WE KEEP THE PENINSULA CLEAN"  PLEASE HELP KINSMEN HELP KIDDIES FIGHT WITH THE  MARCH OF DIMES  >r.i  MP Ross Mortimer  Presents  By  MARGARET  ALLEN  Every Week-day  12:40 p.m.  i   ** DIAL 600  MATURED  AND  BOTTLED  IN  ENGLAND  LEMON HART  ROYAL NAVY  IEMERARA ROM  ��  .This advertisement is not published  or displayed by the Liquor Control  Board or by the Government, of  British Columbia.  GREETINGS, everyone. I am reporting the news from this district from now on. I hope you  will all co-operate and let me  have it (the news 1 mean). I am  afraid there is not much visiting done in these parts now, owing to the weather. We are all  getting snow-happy.  Mr Larsen, who has bought  the old school property, nearly  had a fire, good job he was a  sailor and could climb fast, he  is blessing, the practical joker  that rabbetted the hat on his  Klondyke chimney, rigid, could  not get it off.  Bill Lorn as has built himself  a lovely log house, warm, puts  view windows and French doors  out of style. When I pass it, I  find myself saying, "A house on  the hill beside the sea, just as  pretty as it can be." I stop there  or I might find myself in a pothole.  Norman' Edwardson dug out a  basement for a house, now it has  turned into a well. "Oh,, well, a  well is a well is a well." The  water came from the Mason  Road, that shows the kind of  ditching we have.  Just found otit how to beat  the rap about the mitts. Just  flop his hand down on a sheet  of paper, like you would a flounder, draw around it, cut around  'drawing, lay it on legs of old  socks, leave a seam, stitch, trim,  and there you have it. Wouldn't  do for the Alps tho\  January 25 is Robert Burns'  anniversary again, reading his  biography is very interesting.  This is the last MSS in the book.  A copy that is.  Oct. 1781.  If any 'young man in the vestibule of the world, chance to  throw his eye over these pages,  let him* pay the following observations, as I assure him they are  the devil's dear bought experience.���-I have literally, like that  great poet and great gallant, and  by consequence, that great fool,  Solomon, "turned my eyes to.  behold madness and folly." TX&y,%  I have, with all the ardor rof a  lively, fanciful and whimsical  imagination, accompanied with a  GARDENING WEATHER IS COMING  FINISH THAT INSIDE WORK NOW  Masonite  Lusterlite  Kolorboard  Alum. Trim  Shelving  Finish Lumber  Plywood  Enamel ��� Paint  Varnish  Gibsons Building Supplies  PHONE GIBSON 53  OMH  WiU  Rose Will Ply  Howe Islands  FOLLOWING is the planned  schedule now in operation for  the Howe Sound islands which  will be handled by the popular  Lady Rose.  The motor vessel will continue  to make five trips weekly for the  rest of the winter period, leaving Vancouver on Tuesdays,  Thursdays and Friday at 9:30  a.m:; Saturdays at 1:00 p.m., and  Sundays at 9:30 a.m., making direct calls at Gibsons on all sailings from Vancouver. Gambier  Harbour, will be served on the  Thursday 9:30 a.m. and Saturday 1 p.m. trips, with a return  call on Sundays leaving Gambier at 2:30 p.m. Service to New  Brighton will be from Vancouver  on Thursday and returning on  Sundays. The Tuesday and Friday trips will call at �������� Seaside  Park, thus affording convenient  connection between the communities  concerned.  G. B. Hutton, Howe Sound  ferry manager, will relinquish  management at the end of January. It is understood he will  visit   the   U.S.  Don't Forget This  ROBERTS CREEK P-TA Valentine dance will be held February 11. Tickets are how on sale  and may be had from any P-TA  member.  warm, feeling, poetic heart,  shaken hands with their intoxicating friendship.  In the first place, let my pupil, as he tenders his own peace,  keep up a regular, warm intercourse with the Deity.   R. B.  (Here the MSS abruptly  closes.)  THE COAST  NEWS,  Monday,  Jan.  30,   1950  7  SANITARY SERVICE  Nothing  is  more  discouraging  than to find lipstick on a cup or  grease on a knife or fork when  you visit a restaurant.  You are  entitled to  clean,  sanitary service and should insist on it'XUn-.  clean service is unhealthy serv-'  ice.  Patronize  the eating places  where cleanliness is the byword.  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You can return by a different  route with stop-over privileges anywhere, anytime. Fre-  quent schedules give you more service more often to more  places. And it's a safe bet you'll get more miles for your  travel dollar by bus.  Did you know the  fare to Montreal  is only $54.25?  Cheaper hy far  than driving your  car!  Over 400 arrivals and  departures daily  at the  Bus Terminal THE COAST NEWS, Monday,  Jan.  30.   1950  Perennial Chief  Is Bushfield  GIBSOONS ��� Rev Frank Bushfield was re-elected, ior the  tenth time, president of the West  Howe Sound Red Cross, at a  meeting last Monday. Other officers are:  Mrs H. Breaden, first vice-  president; Mrs F. Fisher, second  vice-president; Mr J. Theed,  secretary-treasurer.  Next Red Cross campaign will,  be held in March. Last year's  campaign chairman voiced appreciation for the help he received from collectors during the  last drive. Those who helped included Mrs H. Chaster, Mrs M.  Kidd, Mrs H. Breaden, Mrs Mac-  Alpine, Mrs Reichelt, Mrs Little-'"  john, Mrs Campbell, Mrs Maineil,  Mrs Carruthers and Mrs Bushfield.  The newly elected president  was appointed delegate, to the  Red Cross annual meeting to be  held in Vancouver February 16  and 17.  A letter of appreciation was  read.from the provincial president, thanking all who had helped the Red Cross in any way in  the'past year which had been a  very successful one. It included  work in outpost hospitals, treatment of crippled children, swimming and water safety, women's  work, disaster, floods and other  services.  Two new hospitals were built.  last  year;  one at  Alexis  Creek  and   the  other  in  the  Chilcotin  country. X  MORE ABOUT . . .  Between You 'n Me  (Continued From Page 1)  of that very fine shortbread his  wife makes. I know, she gave  me si6l��-e for New Year's.  Murdoch's Landing  By  HILLBILLY  WE .ARE going ..to have some  new neighbors one of these  days, Mrs H. Harris has sold  her place to Mr and Mrs Phillips and family. The newcomers  are not strangers here as they  have frequently been summer  visitors with Mrs Donald Ross.  On January 6 a surprise tea  was held at Mrs Don pilla-  bonehs in' honor of Mrs ' OUie  Sladey who will be leaving  shortly and moving to their new  home at Madeira Park.  How's Your Memory  A  ST   PATRICK'S   tea   will  be  held March 22, under auspices  of Gibsons   United  Church   WA  at 2:30 in the church hall.  DON'T   FORGET  TASELU'S  SBOPPE  Is  the   place   where  you   buy   right.  SECHELT  SELMA PARK  STORE NEWS  This is good weather to  read, write and knit and we  have all the requirements.  Magazines, wool, knitting  needles and stationery.  Why in heck doesn't Bob  Cook send a few more  amps down Gibsons way?  Tsk. Tsk. The weather stays  cool, the snow flies and the  water rims now and then  in the TJ.S.S. pipe line.  We have Malkin's Best Tea,  Coffee, Jams, Peanut Butter, etc.i and they ARE the  best. You don't have to buy  Delnor frozen vegetables  now as they are all frozen  anyway (can't be helpful).  In case your TJ.S.S. water  goes off, keep a bottle of  Canada Dry handy. We  have all the flavours. Keep  hammering on the water  rates.  We are starting something  new for you fine folks. On  the d^ys the fresh .supplies  come in we are going to deliver lo your door. That'll  be on Tuesdays, Thursdays  and Saturdays. Don't say  you don't get help from  FRED  WILLOWS.  A. E. Ritchey invited me in  to have a cup'of tea with him  and his wife. I made a crack  about roads to him and was immediately punished by having to  listen to a technical treatise on  construction, maintenance, breeding and rearing of highways. He  seemed to know what it was all  about. Maybe he has something  to  do  with   them.  Young Jim Drummond was  whistling at the cold the other  day. I was just in time to see  another. Jim, Jim Marshall no  lessr'fall flat on his back while  heading for a Board of Trade  meeting. Jim, a good church  man, failed to swear. I was so  struck with the painful surprise  on his face! that I did it for him.  Bob Murray was muttering  about his motor missing���the one  in his truck���something to do  with water where self-respecting  H-2-O  should never be.  Scotty Dpbie was telling me  that Inar Bergman is having his  troubles in two's down at Twin  Creeks. Seems the snow broke  down the roof on the sawmill  and bent the axles on both the  edger and trimmer saws. They  figure it will take several weeks  to get the payload rolling again.  Scotty, Seymour Sandford, Colin  Wingrave, Alf Ferris and Sam  Fletcher are among the men  waiting for the sawdust to fly  once more.  One of the boys who is really rushed during this weather is  young Jim Schutz. Everybody in  town is  out of oil and  Jim  is  trying to get to them all at the  same time. It's a pretty hard  trick to do. But Jim tries.  Dropped in to see Ben Lang  the other day. He was busy talking to himself. Sechelt seemed  to be having a rest. Probably  getting prepared for the summer  rush���we  hope.  Can someone please tell me  when John Theed has time to  stay home? Some day I'm going  to check on all the groups and  units that easy-going John belongs to. Every few days I see  his name crop up in different  outfits. He reminds me of High  School principal Mickey MacDougall, he belonged to more  associations than most believed  existed. Sounds Irish, doesn't it?  'Taint All Fun  In the Country  THE VILLAGE of Gibsons will  be having more troubles in  the future, at least the local constable will be having the trouble. Village coffers may gain a  few pennies.  Victoria has given the green  light to a parking by-law passed  here several weeks ago. All that  is needed now are the "No Parking" signs.  The commission learned with  thanks that the Department of  Public Works, Victoria, has sent  through a cheque for $388, their  share of the cost on the pump  Cougars are Scarce  Despite Rumors  SECHELT ��� The   recent   cougar  stories    have    given  color to  tales    that    more    cougars    afe  around.    *  Following the finding of a  mauled, dead dog, rumor had  cougars behind every bush. This  has not as yet been borne out  bv sign or sound of the big cats;  Authorities expect that every  prowling cat will be a cougar for  the next few days.  house road and area.  J. Wong applied for extra  water and meter for his new  laundry to be named the. Gibsons Laundry.  iechelt-Jervis Towing Co.  Your Local Complete Marine Towing bur vice  LOG TOWING ��� YARDING ��� SCOWS ��� DREDGING  PILE DRIVING ��� SJU-VAGE  Special Facilities for Quick Movement of Cats, Logging Trucks and  General Camp Equipment  PHONE US COLLECT FOR RATES  GIBSONS ��� Mr. Reg Godfrey, Tel. Granthams 56  SECHELT ���r Coast News, Phone 32  PENDER HARBOUR���Bill Donley/c/o Hassan's Store, Tel.  6U  NANAIMO���The Nanaimo Towing Co.  Ltd.  Tel:, Day 555; Night 14,97 or 305  Area Agent���Mr. H. Spalding, Pender Harbour, Tel. 6 S 2  TRY ONE NOW  ECONOMY ON WHEELS  Thrifty and ''Big Car" in comfort ��� a good buy ��� good price  There must be a reason why our 1950 Fords  Lead the Peninsula  IT'S QMLITY MB  The some applies to our new Vz and 1 ton Ford trucks  They're Duty Bound  Mechanically Sound  WORK ONE OUT TODAY  Among our used cars is this "O.K. Checked  1947  CHEVROLET SEDAN  Radio and Heater  $1525  May we sincerely recommend helping the Kinsmen in a cause close to our hearts,  MARCH OF DENIES  Thank You-    '  the  WILSON  CREEK

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