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 Serving a Progressive and Growing  Area on B. C.'s Southern Coast.  overs Sechelt, Gibsons, Port Melon,   Woodfibre,   Squamish.   3>Tin<*��-  anding. Half Moon Bay, Hardy  sland,    Pender    Harbour,    Wilson  reek.   Roberts   Creek,   Granthams  anding, Egmont, Hopkins Lan^ine.  rackendale, Cheekeye, Selma Park,  tc.  J  PTJBI.TSECSD BY THE COAi  Business Office: Gibsons, B.C. ITatie  =��___  ww?yy  Jk.&yMfT-&t&SQ$fice, Powell Biver. B.C.  ivy-f  ^ol. 4 ��� No.-2**tH|^  Gibsons,  B. C. Monday, February 6, 1950  m perXi#��y, $2,00 per year, by mail  * ��:'  '���'-���    -���_���-".%'     '-     --T--S  -���^7**'   "   I "'.'    "-p-��� !���Si  .  ONE   OF   THE    Sechelt   Penin-  . ..sula's-greatest boosters, George  Lewis,   dropped  into   the   office  With   son   Glen   the   other   day.  .George is: a storekeeper in North  Vancouver   with   his   heart   and  summer.. home  here.   He  dished  out a free tip. There are buildings! in Nor Van made of, cement  blocks   that - are   having   trouble  with  shattered  windows.   Seems  ^thdt^during  this  cold   snap   the  jjbuildfog;; and the glass .can't get  i together on������'���this, expansion  and  Icohtraction thing.  j1 -George tells me he was list-  'ehirig in to a conversation where  [A1, W- 7 Hoare was trying to sell  feome Peninsula property to re-  ftired postal carrier S. W. Mou-  uaing. It seems Nick Hill, brother  M A. B., has moved over Gower  point way- '  I   Attention,     Mr   George   Frith.  ^Reports have come into this office that the Machjgonne's whistle can't be heard in the cafe at  Horseshoe Bay. Seems the slurp  af coffee drowns the new blaster.  TMae Easson, from Glasgow and  |he Unipn Cafe; Sechelt, is going  kp'takei-'a holiday. Her place will  '�� taikefh-by a pretty little grand-  other  who   looks  like     sorae-  ody's current rave. Anne is the  anie.- She  has  another part to  it^but when I met her she told  e ��� she hadn't heard  the  other  art Tfor  years.     '-Just   call' me  hne,"  she  grinned,  "everybody  loes."7  When Con Burns gets back to  iis  home on Gambier Island it  paay  pay  someone  to   interview  im. on Jiow to beat the block-  id^ ^Tfie  saw it.   Seems   that  &&*B& ';G^M*r$fe. ^relesj;, pp^ra-sy  ;or ph;board   one  of  the  boats"  vhich ran, and beat the Chinese.  >lbckadeX  Mrs H. Lau was telling me she  _ad just recently paid a visit to  7 little place called Procter.  \h a t started the remember  irhen's with a vengeance. I liv-  d there many years when I had  pthing else to do. Seems. she  ind- I know a lot of people  round there. She was telling, me  lie makes lamps and trinkets  lit of driftwood and stuff. Uses  ie lathe herself, thank you.  EDick McKibbin is up in the  r these days about things be-  cig printed which are wrong,  feems somebody has written a  tter to the paper all about the  chop! or something. Now Dick  tiinks something should be done  bout these people who kick that  ather important football around,  bbk JLnside, Dick.  Wandered .into Sechelt the'  i^her day and was struck by the  doming atmosphere . . . that ,  hould read blooming. Manv, that  own sure dies during the win-  er. I saw Cherry Whitaker���  he used to write a column for  his paper, I think. She was sailing along in her car. A truck  ent past with a load of wood.  Srnie the butcher stuck his head  lit the door. Bill Hunter mum-  led something about getting a  _iew phone for his new taxi set  up. Harry Sawyer walked past,  "nd that was it for more than  an hour. ITknow. I stood and  Piped all that activity by hanging around.  [[.���Ray ��� Elliot,   school   teacher���I  [was  just  going  to   say  popular  Ischool tea.cher but that's  treading on dangerous ground. I have  ^friends   who   go   tp   school   and  Tin. not   sure   whether   Ray   is  popular this week pr not. Teachers run that way, if your memory can go that far back. Any-  [way,   Ray   was   telling   us   that  this schooling business has been  pretty tough on the kids during  the last .few weeks.  George Hunter was guessing  that the break would come soon  now. I'm not sure whether Ray  was satisfied with that or not.  Probably decided to wait and  se&  ;'���:   ;-!;  I guess this apology department is getting to be a regular  feature. Just/ in case anyone got  mixed up, the lady with the nice  smile  that    I    was  telling  you-  facing residents;;  commission.  GIBSONS���Clarification :q��e  recent letter receivecfcf ramp- K- i-Yy^oir^^ttigm  Seek to Avail%  ���.���-1.* >y ��� '*-.'������  Water Loss Diie  To Burst VWM  >.,..-���  J:  offs   installed   inside^^ttie^^ate^;'  payer's property. Wally GraKa$n*;^  water caretaker, pointed out that  much   trouble   has  sprung  from  ALICE AND JANE are certainly enjoying this bathtub treatment, as their happy smiles indicate. Alice is suffering  from poli6 and Jane from dislocation of the hips���two diseases  that require lengthy and costly treatment. But despite everything these two youngsters reflect the happy and cheerful spirit frozen pipes bursting in summer  that prevails amongst the scores of children at the Queen Alex- homes and draining the ���-'���-  andra Solarium for Crippled Children at Mill Bay. Won't YOU  help Alice and Jane and the other youngsters at the Solarium  by contributing to the Shower of Dimes, a project of the Solarium Junior League. Your help is greatly needed to carry on the  marvelous work done at the Solarium.  ,�������,__.(��.,���..      .p.���"1. r- ��� ��� i'-f. _>.-T" ���' lJT, y.j.'������vL'/'-r-_fTr������ *&���*- 'f-ij'.,'  \&'*.  .���/-. V '���..������'. .  ���. ���.  a.**;!-/"������' ...��� ��� .-' -���fc^jf.'' .Jai. ���*/.* >*f*; VWi-v'  ���ryi^e po4m^m0^^mm^^M^  7  ; fepen prevalent for some consid-  '7    7e|able time. In Mr Weston's acceptance   of  an   invitation   from  :,      the Gibsons Board  of Trade re-  X    -questing that someone in author-  ;������.-..���     .ity  attend  a   public  meeting,  it  <X:- : -is felt lies the . answer to many  M������:���.    -���������*.,-1<yLr ;���!^problems.  FOLLOWING the sSd e__perietice ^   a public meeting will be held  gained this winte^ ^ainend-.^February   13   in   Bal's   Hall.  In-  ment to.the new wspjr';i^eE��lM7|vitations  have  gone  out  to  Se-  law is going to bere^nsid^d^X chelt  Board   of   Trade,    Pender  Gibsons Village.    <;'^fe^^^'S Harbour Board of Trade and Se-  It  is  proposed -ta^fta^^hitt^ chelt  and  District Improvement  Phone 45 for  Coast News  THE COAST News is still only  Kids May Yet  Have Play Field  HEADLANDS  ��� Kinsmen may  soon be   granted  the  right  to  main  completely before the leak could  be   plugged.  More stringent rules in the installing of water pipes were forecast at the meeting of council.  Suggestion came that water  pipes should go down a required  depth. All installations should  be under supervision of the  caretaker.  Court of Revision  At Gibsons, Feb. 8  A SPECIAL meeting of the Vil-  Association.  Mr Weston intimated he and  the commissioners would be willing to attend and discuss the  matter of policy and outline the  future of power here in respect  of Clowholm Falls.  It is urged that all interested  residents should attend this very  important meeting.  Needs o| Fire  Department Told  Commissioners  ___._-.l-~i    ������ a___i  -.-.-.-.I: -.-.i    operate the    Headlands    Playing        lage .Commission will be call  ^cm^^^m^^rm^^yi ieldX^o*din^��?-^et^ -reX- .ed-fpivTWednesday,  best buys on the Peninsula to-   ceived from H7 Vz Oswald.  ^*7# In reply to a previous letter re-  If   you   failed   to   get-  your   questing clarification, the minis-  copy of the paper through the  mail in the usual way would  you please get in touch with  our office at Gibsons. We all  make mistakes and we often  do, but we are willing to do  something about rectifying  them���immediately.  Phone Gibsons 45 for any  information on subscriptions  or leave your name there and  our representative will call on  you. By this means, tangled  accounts and cut-short subscriptions can and will be readjusted.  It is the case of the new  broom. But we intend to keep  it swept clean this time. We  would far rather give you a  subscription than make a bad  friend. So please do not hesitate to call. This is your paper,  serving you and your neighbours.  Sechelt Wharf  Is Month  ter pointed out he would first  have to find out the terms of the  lease previously granted to another unit. It is believed the former contractors have failed in  their lease thus leaving the way  open for Kinsmen to operate the  partially cleared area for children's sports.  In his reply, Mr Oswald offered  to lead a new drive for funds  with a donation of his own.  Kinsmen will follow up.  bers will sit at a court of revision. It is proposed to set the  mill rate for the coming year at  this time also. Court will meet  at 10 a.m.  A copy of" the budget issued  to members and soon to be sent  out to ratepayers- shows' $3000 received from the provincial government in grants during 1949.  A cheque for more than $500  was gratefully accepted from the  Department of Public Works, a  return to the village for cost of  replacing pipes damaged in road  repairs.  FIRST MOVE in. what is expected to be a concerted, effort to  when memf'-- bettei~fire"vproteetion-was:^made  It's Up to Us if Bank  Stays Operating Here  GIBSONS���The local   ]5-cent exchange   rate on  cheques will  have to stay until residents have learned the value of trading at home.  Away  SECHELT ���  The Ipng awaited  Sechelt wharf is still not completed.  At one time it was believed  the new structure, which is wider  and longer than its predecessor,  would be finished by Christmas.  Storms and freezing winds have  delayed construction until it is  now expected to be finished some  time in February.  .Crews are now decking the  surface. Poles have been erected  along the east side for the lights  ��� a new inovation. Previously  ships had to land by the aid of  their searchlight, often causing  many hundreds of dollars in  damage to the wharf.  The riew wharf shed and office is still in the planning stage.  Work is expected to commence  on it as soon as the deck is laid.  about is Mrs Stewart of Howe 5  and 10. Alice Veitch smartened  me up on that one.  This was the gist of a talk on  financial matters by John. Theed,,  Bank of . Montreal branch manager, to Kinsmen at the club's  bi-monthly supper meeting in  Hunter's Guest House, Wednesday.  Reason for the exchange  charge is merely a matter of  business, the young manager explained, pointing out that the  branch had lost money in the  last year.  Mr Theed, also president of the  Board of Trade, scored the lack  of co-operation from local merchants who traded with Vancouver when they could actually  save money by doing their banking business with the local unit.  He pointed out that the Sechelt branch would be open one  day per week instead of two as  had been the habit in the.past.  "It cost us $1000 last year for  travelling expenses alone," Mr  Theed explained. "This is prohibitive. We not only had to cut  our hours in Sechelt but quite  probably will have to cut our  staff in Gibsons to two men in  order to keep in operation."  He sidestepped a question on  what would happen if the newly inaugurated exchange failed  to bring the operating costs of  this branch on a level keel.  "It all depends on what back  ing we get from local merchants," Mr Theed pointed out.  He intimated that the district  could possibly lose the bank  branch if losses continued to  spiral.  The bank executive also explained to Kinsmen the inner  workings of mortgages and loans.  In a down-to*earth speech he  brough home time and again that  local industry and business men  were entirely responsible for the  economic workings of the branch.  He pointed to his bank's optimism by saying that another  company had made a survey  previous to that of his bank and  had turned it down owing to the  poor risk.  Part of the bank's services is  collecting debts by means of  drafts and the withholding of  advice on market gambles, he  intimated. Mr Theed also pointed out what the bank could do  for the little fellow.  In thanking the speaker, Reg  Godfrey, Kinsmen president,  pointed out the great loss the  bank would create in the area  if it were to stop operations  here. He urged all loc^QfJ^^S  chants to support home industry. "The bank is as much our  responsibility as the corner grocery," he said.  when Cliff Leach presented a  plan to Village Commissioners  outlining what will be needed  in the way of equipment and  firehall.  The newly appointed volunteer  fire chief pointed out that the  pump house property would suffice as a site for the hall. He  intimated plans are now well  advanced in respect to mobile  equipment.  Negotiations are under way in  regard to a fire truck for sale at  Powell River.  Arrangements are being made  to acquire a fire siren from  Granthams for use in the village.  Proposed dimensions for the  new firehall are approximately  16 by 40 feet. A more complete  plan will be presented at next  commission meeting when it is  hoped to get approval and the  go-ahead for spending the money  already laid aside for this purpose.  It is planned to install the  present ARP pump on a boat and  keep it on the waterfront. Mr  Leach pointed out this would  facilitate fighting fire from that  side.  Dimes Parade  Drives Ahead  THE MARCH of Dimes is on its  way in the Peninsula.  More than 40 cans have been  placed in stores from Pender  Harbour to  Hopkins Landing.  Kinsmen polio committee  chairman Wilf Gray points out  that this drive is part of the  national effort against the in-  'sidious polio germ. Money raised  on the Peninsula will be used  here to fight the scourge. .  "It is to every person's benefit to help in this worthy cause,"  said Mr Gray. "None of us is  immune to the polio bug, while  our children are the . most susceptible. They must be protected and the only way we can  help defend them is to donate to  the  fund."  0 8  VIHOXDIA  AHVHSn IVlOMIAOHd are Proud io Lead  Header9s Illglsf  ���Letters To The Ediiex  SIR���I   note   in   your    issue    of  January 30, another letter from rX  Francis Drage of Gambier Harbour,  employing   his   customary  domineering   and   falsifying  methods  of  trying     to     deform  public opinion. I have no doubt  he   is   financially   interested,'as 7^  well  as   the  wealthy  companies'^;'  who   backed   him     in*^iis   legal ;  fight against our by-law to pro-; ���.,  v&e better educational faciliti^^*^fTJSISp| issue of The Coast News is the first  for the children of this districtX\Xxi^Pplu^n of its kind���we believe���to be writ-  As a taxpaying' citizen -of th& ��a���� ^mp- There's a good chance it is one of  community, I consider it x>^75**��. f?ts^fF this nature to be written in Canada,  shameful thing that a large com- 7 7 Voice, of the Manitou is written by a full-  pany which drew a lot of its figged; Indian, Clarence Joe, for both whites and  present wealth from our cpmxX:re^<ifc;5gt is written in the belief there is much  munity, should succeed, eyei^Xr<^.^^ education in both our peoples. The  temporarily, in depriving ^ou^|p6ak7Ngws believes this and is very proud to  ^^ep^the^propgr^right 7^ -giy# cia&nce Joe the chance to bridge the gap  ^decent education. Leg no f^ 7 in tno^edge and mutual understanding which  be^deceive4 <by the cp that - it; y sepkatesfus.  is for the pensioners ofkour dis- XJ*  trifct7  X���'������have    every^sympathy - Thesis one thing we like about this column  :':WrmXt^em -in Ktheir tr^ls,   and     ���oXe th^ just being first with something; that  several of them  have Tpcpressed     1S,: ^lare&fce Joe, an Indian, was the first to spring  approval to me of ^ Sharp and shrewd and wise in the  ' ij^vrd'^ ''Me.p^ate^ needed ':wa>sioif||te outside world, our new correspond-  schools in this area. Also several,    ^nt is hp?Sefeathered native lurking behind the  ���summer; residents have  told  me>' busAesx'S^ly watching us passing by. His voice  ' has Id^fPeen heard in  the potlach at Victoria  and tl|^||i^w-wows  of Ottawa. Secretary of the  Sechattt^a^id for many years, he was  asked  to  '_?it! .on. tiie^cPuncil where his yoice would be one  ^of ^eyehj^Bater  authority.  Clarence Joe is  still  your    correspondent's    inaccura7 7^11irig< ip'^earth the hatchet on behalf of the  cies. In Paragraph 2 he intimatesXLyy^yy/L-''-'^--^  the  children  of the  Islands ���' are7v^���f^^;,   :  left  out of the concerns  of  the;;^Jjk$_:��.''  School Board. They have one of 7)^^7X7,  the  best schools   in   the  district y^0]^irn^^Boards of Trade  are getting more  y^0^000ioi^'in the news. Such is only right. A  l��\ire'''sign that there is life. But there is one job  that could be done here. It would take close lias-  son between the three trade units but that could  be done.  &?Wf1_��J_  r* Z:"w -V4*  ���>*r'^.'^;_."*/ Aft  77X.^^7t^$|��y  'ARIES'  ���^v:��>��wf..  ���!0&W$$��$�� welcome to Sechelt,  ^f^op||^t,. wno   is   employed,  :%$%0Wj^M.Steamships   at' their  X^sitbre?Z0sj^%.   Bob   comes   to   us  '^^���^*^������'���^ap0L years  experience in.  they would gladly support our  by-law as they felt our children  were as entitled to as good an  education as there is in the city.  Let me deal one by one, with  : 1 .*���  ..'���it.:  if.-  V   _i   /_  ���;�������;<.'*  Big Job  on Bowen Island and one room  of it is at present unused. Also  they have had a trustee on the  board every year since the implementation of the Cameron Report until 1949, when the trustee  from there found it took too  much of his time from earning  a living and resigned. He is now  ���back on the board again since  the  last  school   election.  And any area that has the required attendance to meet the  qualifications of the School Act  can have a school. Two such  schools have been opened this  term in the Jervis Inlet end of  the district and plans for another  are under way for Nelson Island.  In paragraph 3 of his letter  Mr  Drage  refers to-, some  scan-,  Everyone on the Peninsula is more or less  agreed there is room for improvements in our  highway system. Everyone here is. more or less  agreed that far too much money is going down  the drain in useless wharf and dock repairs.  Reconcile the two and there's the answer to  the road question on the Peninsula. There's the  answer to rapid transport of freight and people.  That is one of the biggest problems, with  the greatest gain,  that faces us  today.  Even his enemies admit that Jimmy Sinclair  is a smart operator and hard worker. B. M.  "Batt'.' Maclntyre has shown himself to be a  good organizer and not without a little savvy of.  Victoria's inner workers. We now have two lines  of force and a goal. Let us aim the lines, toward  djfcl: he wouldTlike -,t& have pep-'-    the  common goal. And that is where &��� coni-'  pie believe.existed at the by-law  voting. As a member of the  board continuously for the last  three and one half years I state  flatly that no scandal or improper procedure of any kind  took place.at that voting to my  knowledge or the knowledge of  any board member. If Mr Drage  dares to state so again he can  face the laws drawn up to protect decent people from slander  and  libel.  Voters' lists as provided by the  assessor's office were on hand  and available for inspection at  every polling booth, and any organization desiring one extra,  can obtain same, as we did, by  writing  the  Provincial Assessor.  Polls were placed in all attendance areas as required by  the School Act and we provided  an extra one on Gambier Island  at the request of the residents  there, although no attendance  area was there, and their request  as written by Mr Drage fell far  short of ordinary courtesy.  No opposition of any kind was  given by this board at that bylaw, nor will be, to any organi-  zating wishing to place a scru-��  tineer at any poll. Let it be remembered by all who read this,'  that a scrutineer is customarily  engaged by parties interested,  generally political, to watch the  polling. Never have I heard of  a .governmental body calling an  election,  appointing  scrutineers.  I   will let  the  editors  of  any  bined boards can set themselves a task without  parallel.  Get the federal minister who handles the  wharves, the federal member of parliament, the  provincial minister of public works, and the provincial member of the legislature and let's throw  No Ammunition  A RIFLE without shells is like a policeman without a law court. Both are just about useless.  The  rifle . can be  used  as  a  club   and   the  policeman can be used as a deterrent. They fall ���  far short of their potential.  Such is the case on the Peninsula at the  present moment. We are often without the services of a magistrate for weeks at a time. And  this can be just as serious as it sounds.  We need a magistrate at Gibsons. At the  moment we need a magistrate at Sechelt. And,  at the time of going to press, we need a magistrate at Pender Harbour.  Both Sechelt and Pender Harbour have capable magistrates Sydney McKay and Leonard  Hambly, but Mr McKay is now, and has been  for some time, in hospital. .Mr Hambly is away  very often.  This is not in any way to be construed as  a criticism of either of these gentlemen. It is just  a statement of fact which should be provided'for.  In Gibsons, the most densely populated point'  in the  Peninsula,  there is no magistrate.  There  very definitely should be.  When our local constable has to make four  trips to Sechelt, average for one case���when the  magistrate  was   in, residence  there���he   has    to  charge that time and mileage against something  ..*.____  xp.,   .---.  s,-.-.,^-.,  v.x   _*_._. Not only that' but there is the useless work at-  paper TOncemed    who "received Jfched to it. Another phase is,  when Constable  any    of    our    advertising,    state Peterson is at Sechelt or at Pender Harbour try-  whether they were bribed by our ~  ad money to write  "pro  editor- . screen  that it was "democracy."  ialis" for us as Mr Drage implies. Democracy is for the benefit of  redman but he is equally willing to take a big  gulp of the pipe. Therein lies his strength. Therein lies his ability to speak on behalf of his.  brethren.  We have given him the chance to speak long  and loud. He can raise his voice and be heard  by whites and Indians alike.  In accepting the job of writing this column,  Clarence Joe pointed out it would be a good  chance for him to "grind. his own axe." He was  equally as fast in assuring us that such would  never be the case. We are just as fast in assuring that we know that.  This column is an experiment which we feel  is justified by reason of the ravine of misunderstanding between the two races. It is justified  by our creed, to further all things in the Peninsula as long as it is for the Peninsula and not  for one part against the other.  It is justified by virtue of its being of interest to the readers. And finally it is justified  by the fact that it is only right that each body  within our boundaries should be given a voice,  even if it is a voice from the past, The Voice  of the Manitou.  a party.  Invite these four men���that can be done.  Make a grand tour of the Peninsula, pginting out  the stupid waste of money on wharves that are  absolutely without present-day value���that can  be done. Show all four of them just how silly it  is to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars  every year to renovate and renew these obsolete dollar drains. That can be done.  And now comes the main part. Get them together in this job of providing the means for  expansion: fast transport routes.  It must be obvious to even the most hidebound, Ottawa-ruled persons that this wharf  work is stupid. Surely Ottawa would never be  selfcentred enough to see the Peninsula strangled. We are sure Mr Sinclair would hardly  stand idly by and see that. ���.     ���  ���  Victoria should have no objection to getting  more money, even from the federal government.  Ottawa cuts out building these wharves and  ^Victoria gets a subsidy instead ;pjf the new dock;.  4 The Peninsula gets better roads-^good roads. The'  boards of trade get the credit ahd the satisfaction that comes with a big job under difficult  circumstances being well done.  It's a challenge with many pitfalls but none  of them are impossible.  Dare they try?  ing to round up a magistrate whereby the small  wheels of the law may do their grinding, there  is no law officer here. We pay for that man to  be here. Why force him away and then scream  when something goes wrong and he is at Halfmoon Bay fixing a tire or a plugged gas line?  Magistrates are not some weird type of  superman from some strange land. You and .you  and you can be a magistrate if you pass the not-  too-rigid requirements of the Attorney-General's  Department at Victoria.  Qualifications are ordinary. No previous  police record. Stable. Permanent., resident. Good  character. Any private citizen can make application.  There   is  room  here   for   a   juvenile   court >  judge and a small debts court judge. These can  be filled.by a magistrate.  It is high time some responsible citizen got  enough gumption together to make the application. It is high time Gibsons had its own magisr  trate.  The position is one of honor and respect. It  should be fought for. The man who is appointed  will be doing a public service. He will be doing  himself a service.  More than the money involved, these two  returns should spur eligible citizens.  It is unthinkable that we have no man here  who would offer.  It is unthinkable that we should go on without shells for the rifle.  Glad to see Jimmy Steele- once \  more   home   from -Shaughnessy  Hospital.  He is not feeling; any <  too  chipper but it's  nice to  be ���  around and there is    no    place  like home,  and that's the main  thing. '  And speaking of hospitals, we  understand that Sidney McKay,  our genial magistrate, is to viinv  dergo a most serious operation.  We who have had lots .of business dealings with Sid miss him  very much and hope it-won't be  long before  he  is  back  on 'thea  The   services  of  the    Mission  Church have been held receritljr,  at the home of Pastor ElUptt Hawing to the icy conditions of7thet  roads and also  to the fact that  the Legion Hall, where-service,  are usually held, has been ye:  cold for the meetings.  TheTpic-r'  ture,   Dust   and   Destiny,   spon  sored by the Missionary Society,  is expected soon  in the distric  after, arrangements    have   be&  made by Pastor W. Elliott. Time  will be announced later in tjiii  column.  Mrs Lydia Roos has beer  spending a few days in Vancpu-j  ver.  We had such a nice letter -frpi$  our old friend Mrs C. Clark, whjj  lived at Porpoise Bay until tm  time that she suffered a strpki  However she is now at the Kirk-]  Patrick  Nursing   Home  in  Vai  couver and very happy there-anjl  coming   along   splendidly. ������ Shi  asked about all her old friend*  here   and wishes to be  remem^  bered to them. Especially did; sjhtij  send   her   kind   thoughts -tpuD^  McColl.  We must try arid+'sen*!  this paper once in  a while 7_)tis^  to keep  her  in touch -^vithoSc  chelt.  Mr John Moore, ah old- fri��ri<j  of the Newcomen family and ^j  time business ^assbciati6h7of ^11  H. Newcomen, wasr lifefe r��NC<_B__l  ly on a visit from VancPuverX  ,. ���   . ....        - -i 7 *  Mrs Thelma Broker -was'xiijj  Vancouver recently on a <biisj  ness trip and a quick visits #it^  daughter Yvonne. Tells: us stlft  Yvonne is getting on very*wi6l  in her work in Vancouver iwhet(i  she is employed by AlexandiE  Murray.  We hear that we shall be lo:  ing   our   Province   paper     rout'  girl Dorothy Larsen and we ar  sorry   as   Dorothy   has rbeen/V  faithful in her work and-it ha!  been hard going of late. But. th  paper   is   always   here  on ��� timi  She so very nicely asked for^th  continued support of the bpywhi  is to take over  from* her, - Rei*  nie   Lumsden.   We   promised   t  do so. After all, who can refus  Dorothy   anything,-.but   we   di  express   the   hope   that   >Renni  would not bring his -dog on-h  rounds   as this  fellow fights ''-MjL  the drop of a hat, and most 7of  us hereabouts have either a?do_��  or a cat.  )._  I believe personally that if they the majority; the majority ap-  gave us a kind word in their. proved���but some wealthy pock-  editbrials it was because they etbooks were affected,, so they  were keenly interested in the put up a squeal, and won,- to  well being of the district. cur sorrow. As a trustee, a word  There was no "debacle of the that I take seriously, I will fight  $605,000 by-law" (our by-law was to make sure that such a minor-  $305,000���not $605,000). It pass- ity will get a fair hearing at all  ed by a majority of votes of our times, but that does not create  citizens. Selfish interests at- in me any respect for their self-  tacked the validity in court and ish wishes. Nor will they gain  found one slight legal technical- anything in public deference by  ity that enabled them to have it indulging in the campaign of  quashed. Thereby they saved" vilification: and abuser of the  themselves a bit of taxes and board that they have been carry-  deprived some more of our chil- ing on.  dren of the chance of education I have been at all times, and  to^ which they were entitled. Let still am proud to associate' with  no one be fooled  by the smoke the . quality of unselfish citizens  Local Man Is  Oil Rigger Now  IN A RECENT release of oil drilling permits issued by Victoria  that are members of this Board  of School Trustees for the District No-. 46 (Sechelt). This board  and the representatives elected  and appointed for our district,  are all trying to serve the great  and primary need and right of  our future citizens for education.  So also are all of our employees aPPears the name of Oliver Du-  to my knowledge. Education is hois,, one-time logger here,  the power that maintains our Mr Dubois had worked for  high standard of living; our many years in the logging indu's-  growth; our. appreciation of the try in the peninsula and was not-  finest things in this our world ed for his. rigging ability,  of today. a one-time fisherman, the po~  Never will I regret or apolo- pular resident was a visitor here  gize for any of my efforts to aid last summer. It was then reveal-  and further this cause to the ed he intended drilling or pros-  best  of my  ability. pecting for oil.  A. E. Ritchey.        The  recent release of permits!  If you happen to see a  of men with shot guns they aire  looking for the chap who was  dreaming of a White Christmas.  Think this thing has gone i:iat  enough. L~''  We hear Mrs Dolly Dunn hap  a birthday. Many vhappy Tfetums  Dolly.  Like us,   you ?had ^bettfei^  start going back ;now>- It'siJspine^  time since we Came but ^h^reias  young war brides, isn!tdt?  Mrs   Dora  Doyle  is  away  t<  Vancouver for a few;days,  * Hear that Mrs Tommy !Beas-  iey, who recently moVPd.'^from  Halfmoon Bay with' herThu's^h'd i  and two sons to Kelbwjia, iis- in \  the hospital. ..- *  j  GibspnsXBlC.  indicates he was successful.  A salesman strahdiBd in a small  village asked one of' 'the phatiVes  if there were a moVie in townwi  "Nope," was the reply.,,.  "Any poolrooms or. bowling*alrli  leys?" .' X7 -��� '...;���  7XX':--  ;"Nope."  "What form of amusement V do  you have??' asked the exaspier-^  ated salesman.  "Wall, come down to. the "dr^g  store," said the old man. Khar's J  a freshman home; from cpH��ge/^ '*  ���The . Reader's * Digest. ��M.ee ��f the gVlanitou  By  CLARENCE JOE  THIS.ISthe first column of what  I.tiojpe will be many. I was approached- by the editor and asked  if-1 would like to write a column  maybe for both white and Indians.;. The Indians have the Native-.-Voice; ^a newspaper for Indian ipeople only. The Voice looks  after Indians and their affairs.  This .column will reach white  friends as well. I will try and  write this so it is of value to both  Indian and white. There is much  we haye in common but we never  had a common ground before.  Maybe now, it will be different.  Since the .passing of Casper  John, our last tribal chief, I have  been approached by Indians and  J white friends, asking who is our  I tribal chief or when are we going  |torelect one?  I    I'll begin this way.  I     In the year of  1926   our four  | tribal chiefs decided to form an  ^amalgamation.    The  Sechelt  Indians were divided into four distant  bands:   the Narrows  Band,  [under  Chief  George;   the Huni-  : chin Band,    Jervis Inlet,    under  Chief Casper John; the Tsoohadie  Band, Deserted Bay, under Chief  iTom, ahd Pender Harbour Band,  under Chief Johnny.  I  Sechelt    Village    was    always  held in common by all four bands  $rid it was here these four tribal  whiefs     (all deceased),    together  with  members of  tribes,  agreed  to join hands and surrender their  reserves   to    the   title,    Sechelt.  SVhich, in turn, totals 28 reserves  low. The bands' funds were put  Into one pot and all present rev-  Rnues fiom present leases, land,  jmber, gravel, logging and right  iffway was treasured into one  )ahk account.  'This is the money we are now  fsihg in construction and main-  jinance of housing projects, care  aking ojf our aged people, up-  ^eeping projects like our com-  nunity buildings, roads, etc.  [jFor three years we have been  prrying our business without a  ief. Here we find upon inter-  iewing pur agreements relating  the business transactions of  ��� late chie��s (we do not blame  em), and .the . cunning white  airi, many unsatisfactory deals to  Yhaye .crpppie^.uP; v These .we-,  vet been-revising to satisfy both  diahs aiid^ur white friends.  This is where the Sechelt band  :ecided to.r.overlook the election  a chiefs, and to form a new,  ��lid Indian council, more or less  If government in directing the  >irs of the Indian village.  ���largerareas in British Col-  bia there are no councils. Gov-  hment is accomplished through  iefs.  Through our    elected    councils  ,e" will be better advised in mates' related to the Indians.  We hope in the near future to  e our rightful place  as  full-  idged citizens of this  country;  ual to other nationals. After all  were the original owners of  e land and took great part in  & two world wars to keep Wiethe British flag.  Kin Lunenberg, Germany, the  hool children write their own  |hool books, copying Caesar's  ammentaries   in   longhand be-  pause of the lack of printed text  bfooks.  By A.   JOHNSTON  SECHELT Peninsula, the greenest of Canada's evergreen playground, has again been wrapped  in a blanket of snow. In some  districts this latest deluge has  measured up to 12 inches in the  space of a few hours. No doubt  it is the most severe snowfall  on record since the winter of  Seagrams '83 and can be attributed to the disturbing influences  caused by the H-bomb and Flying Saucers in the ionosphere.  While everyone is digging themselves paths between buildings  and the main road, it is comforting to remember the words of  the poet, "If Winter comes, can  Spring be far behind?" Well,  perhaps  it can.  Snow and cold forced Burns  & Jackson sawmill to temporarily suspend activities causing a  layoff of about ten men. Sufficient lumber is on hand to meet  local demands until production  can again be resumed.  An old-time resident of the  district, Mr Frank Blower, is  again on the sick list under the  care of Dr D. McColl. His many  friends wish him a speedy recovery.  Mr L. S. Jackson spent a week  in Vancouver on business and  returned on Saturday night via  Gibsons, having been joined by  Mrs Jackson who made a quick  trip to Vancouver Saturday ori  School Board business.  A well-known young man in  the district, Jack Whitaker, has  made a splendid contribution to  the Wilson Creek Auxiliary,  VON, fund by donating all proceeds from the sale of photos  taken at the VON Christmas  musicale to that organization. As  Jack still has a number of copies  of the picture for sale, it is  hoped everyone who was present at the musicale and all others interested will contact Jack  at the Trading Post and by purchasing the pictures obtain a  memento of the musicale and  indirectly contribute to a worthy  cause.  Incredible as it may seem in  our sunny climate, Mrs A. Johnston had to seek medical treatment for severe frost-burns.  Mr R. Cooke and staff are to  be congratulated on having  maintained a practically uninterrupted electric power service  throughout the Peninsula under  ���most difficult winter weather  conditions.  THE   COAST   NEWS,   Moit-  6,   1950  3  ~*^Vmd^mm-***'*^'^'*  Yep. And the longer it .stays* *hat ^jjavfthe more furnaces and  stoves will need repairing, fWor&ap|r horse long and hard  and he will finally give.oll&|&nd -l*s i��st the same with your  heating systems. This weatMiF P*$g^gn extra load on y��"r  B.T.U. producing machines-- S*��. ��� ��� ���     -;  "There's only one answer^/i*5 my"fri4nd the grocer said to  his wife, "If there's anything wrong %ith your stove tell the  padre, he's the man to'-ism* your-r4Mibles to, or else call,  LARRY SPECK. That's.hig^prryp. &&<$ worry he can handle  very easily too." '��� '^,jt~:* -X^y'&  So many people run arotM^witlr^^eat big hammer and  cold chisel trying to do<woirt:-3hat .-c&i%i% be handled by a  man trained, and wiffrWhe 'gftopej topis when all they have  to do it grab the phohe^Milhout'd^-^-'   L__ _.!__! ____. __!_ i__i||L.  He has the TOOLS,- $_$$&Y. ":$0P��RIENCE and the  EQUIPMENT to take h_8*'-'a*iywh^_y anytime and do a job  all the time. When inJtoi0.1e:PHC$rE      GIBSONS      64-R  Fast Freight  SAILINGS THREE TIM  Load Monday for Load Wednesday for  Gibsons Gibsons          > 7   V.4'^7 " ^sons  Roberts Creek Roberts Creek    7^X~/xftobeRts Creek  Davis Bay (Wilson Ck.) Davis Bay (Wilson Cfe3V^M;RaiJ(Wilson Ck.)  Sechelt Sechelt          *" ****        Sechelt  Halfmoon   Bay ���   .,  .,            D  Secret Cove Halfmoon Bay  Pender Harbour Pender Harbour  Irvines Ldg. Irvines Landing  Hassens Wharf Hassens Wharf  Garden Bay Garden Bay       ���  Davidson Marine Freight Limited  ARROW TRANSFER ��� SHED No, 1  Phone Vancouver TA 5041 Sechelt 63 or 31C  R  m  **rf   :  ri*'-  w-  X  ���>__���  Here's your chance. Make us an offer on this  IskHity  lit. J!  The new       P ��fc ��f F EC *   5       are now ready io try out  DEMONSTRATIONS ARE GLADLY GIVEN  C'. >%  MATURED  AND  BOTTLED  V.    IN  ENGLAND  Running Condition  Vi and 1 ton Ford Trucks are on the rack  DRIVE ONE AWAY  DON'T FORGET THE MARCH OF DIMES  ROYAL NAVY  DEMERARAI RUM  |tbis advertisement is not published  i or displayed by the Liquor Control  [\Bbard or ..fcys, the Government of  i British-Columbia,-; 4  THE   COAS*��  mlj a name for himself as a la-  0AMSIEE HMBOUR cTeplayer-  Monday,   Feb.   6,   1950  By   Glenwood  FIVE New members were initiated at a recent general,  meeting of the Army and N&vy;  unit 276. They were Fred launders, Don Abrams, Mr Teskeyof,.,-  Gibsons, Bud Freestonj of Horsier  shoe Bay, and Bill Sjitfeeiland. "  Mr and Mrs F. W. Alexander  announced   the   engagement    of  their   youngest   daughter, t. Patricia, to Mr Albert Lee ol .^aai-v^  couver. Mr Lee (Chick') is buifc  >ur  veteran's   unit     president  sjsjent >.a; day in  Vancouver  with  -,-S- J.;Atkins. Mr Drage was presented jvith  a lifelong member-  . ship, jn^ the Army, Navy and Air  Fcjree7Veterans for long and un-  sejfish service.  f|)ur'little girl, Sylvia, a mem-  be| bf ^Eaton's Good Deed Club,  ���w*is  awarded  the  gold  star pin  la'jt   w��elc.   She   is   very   proud  ���***���  j&0$iejs. Torngat    mountains    in  Vii^brador rise to about 5500 feet.  SECHELT WEST  By  MARGARET   ALLEN  THERE   is   not  much  news   yet,  maybe it is the calm before the  storm, according to signs and  signals we might be emerging  from our Rip Van Winkle one of  these days. Mr Carlsen, not Mr  Larsen, as I erroneously mentioned last week in the Klondyke  chimney item, has a bout with  the flu.  I don't know how the Halloween Pranksters must feel now,  after demolishing the Bus shelter at the foot of the old school  road. As the Bus can't come up  the hill owing to the condition of  the roads (and this is the second  winter), some of the little ones  have to walk over a mile to get  the Bus. If they had got caught  in the blizzard it would just have  been too bad for them, if there  was no shelter. It would be a  nice gesture if the ones concerned would pu.. It up some night,  and no one need know who did  it. How about it fellows, it need  not be so large. I know you are  good sports.  Mr Norman Taylor, you know  the man that makes the nice cupboards, has gone to town for  treatments. Mrs Taylor has gone  too, to see that he takes them.  I guess ,it was reading that  Glasgow book    that    made    me  dream. I could see two dredges  working on Porpoise Bay. They  were throwing the dirt up on the  oank to make a promenade and  dock. The first thing they started .  was cotton mills up at the Falls  in Lanark synonymous with Clo-  holm Falls. They built so far up \  to   get   away  from  the Norman  raiders. .  Sunday evening the Taxi could .  not come up the hill with its pas- ;  sengers. The title of this week's-.  song is:  On the strength of colored water:"  I lost my way home. '     .^7  The rivers in the greater part-  of  Canada drain    into    Hudson  Bay and the Arctic Ocean.  M&S&***  ^s^  t   ���c-y^'V^  s*S\<r  *��r-r  ��>���>  . ��� . ��� / am thankful for  Hospital Insurance, as it  has removed a large financial  burden from my shoulders.9'  ���Says ALLEN G. SCOT!  _u  PERSONS PAYING BY INSTALMENTS SHOULD  NOT LET THEIR PAYMENTS LAPSE. JANUARY  AND FEBRUARY INSTALMENT PAYMENTS ARE  NOW DUE.  I  LATE PAYMENT OF HOSPITAL INSURANCE PREMIUMS  There are two semi-annual paying periods for those not on the instalment basis . ��� ��� November  30th and May 31st.  AFTER MARCH FIRST, 1950, there will be a waiting period of one month for persons who  have not paid their premiums on time. During this period they will not be eligible for hospital  benefits.  This has been introduced to prevent persons from paying their premium one day and going  to hospital the next.  There have been instances of this kind and it is pointed out that, obviously, such a practice is  unfair to the great majority who have been making their prepayments at the proper time.  If all premiums are kept up to date, there is no need for any resident of British Columbia to  worry about unpaid hospital bills.  HI-l-50 ometrist  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?  Hassans9  PENDER H.ARBOUR, B.C.  The  Old-Established  .   General     Store  SUPPLYING  FAMILIES,  : FISHERMEN AND  CAMPS  Latest  in   NoveIties   and  xx-X ���''   Toys.  Fish Buyers  HOME GAS STATION  Mechanical Refrigeration  Fresh Deliveries on Hand  Always.  Steer for  Hassans' Landing  Midway South Shore  By  MURIEL WELSH  ALL THE youngsters from far  and near have been enjoying  the skating on the frozen lagoon at Redroofs. The lagoon  presents a pretty picture with the  big fir trees that line its banks  covered with snow that weighs  the branches down and looks for  all the world like huge white  feather plumes. The youngsters  also enjoyed toboganning down  the Redroofs hill. Have to advertise Redroofs ^s a winter  sports resort if this weather persists.  Saw Mrs Brewis skiing along  the roads. She says it was quite  good,  especially downhill.  Divine service was held at the  home of Mr and Mrs Ed Pratt  on Sunday last, and in spite of  the inclement weather there was  a fair turn out. Rev Greene officiated and it is hoped that more  will attend these services as the  weather improves.  Mr and Mrs Hilton Tait have  returned from a trip to Kelowna.  They were accompanied home by  their daughter and son-in-law  and family, Mr and Mrs Bill  Mervyn, Johnny, Jerry and baby  Gilbert, who had spent Christmas with the Tommy Beasleys,  former well known residents of  the Bay.  One of our most popular taxi  drivers, Bill Hunter, is leaving  us this week to take up a new  post at Sechelt. Bill will still  be  driving a  cab  and we  hope  MARINE ��� COMMERCIAL ��� DOMESTIC  REFRIGERATION  Sales and Service  WALK-IN BOXES. ���   DEEP FREEZERS  ���   HEATING and OIL FURNACES  GUARANTEED  SECOND  HAND COMMERCIAL  REFRIGERATOR  UNITS  FOR SALE  ��� v.* c__.  W. J. NAYLOR  ROBERTS CREEK  Phone Roberts Creek 24K  r  Choice  i  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  he will drop in and see us when- "*  ever he is in:this vicinity. Good  luck,  Bill, we'll be seeing you.  The VON meeting was held  at the home 'of Mrs M. E. Welsh,  Redroofs, on January 19, when  plans for the coming.season were  outlined. There was a good attendance in spite of the weather,  and the next meeting' will be  held at.the home of MrsE. Pratt,  Halfmoon Bay, on February 2,  when it is hoped several, new  members will be welcomed. ,  The Badminton Club has decided to postpone any meetings  until the weather has improved.  Notices will be posted in the lo-^  cal stores as to time of next  get-together..  Saw Bob Crighton a few days  ago, he tells me daughter Cheryl  has had a tonsilectorhy, while  Mrs Crighton is not too well; We  all hope she will soon be. back  to normal.  Hear. I gave the young; son of  Mr and Mrs H. Nelson Jr the  wrong names, his father assures  me the names are James Kenneth, not Douglas Gordon, as  previously announced. Sorry,  hope this will make, things right.  Mr and Mrs Don--McDonald  were weekend visitors to '��� Redroofs, they found everything ship  shape at their summer home- and  are eagerly awaiting the coming  of spring (arent'e we all?) -so  they can get their garden under  way.  All the camps are closed down  and most people content to stay  by their ain firesides, ;hehce the  lack of news, but the men are  kept busy with the saw and axe,  while the women stoke the fires  and dry out wet garments. Hope  Old Man Winter leaves for the  North Pole soon.  Mr and Mrs Ross Brackett of  Galiano   are   the   guests   of   the ,  Lloyd Bracketts for the next two. '.'.  weeks.  THE   COAST   NEWS,   Monday,   Feb.   6,   1950  5  Friends of Mr and Mrs Earl  Laughlin will be pleased to hear  that Mr Laughlin is making good������  progress after his recent operation, he is still confined to hospital and it will be some time  before he will be able to carry :  on as usual. .  Our condolences to Mrs R.  Kolterman on the death of her  aunt, who resided in Vancouver. Mr and Mrs Kolterman; attended the funeral services and  have returned to their home at  Halfmoon Bay.  Hope you all read the interesting editorials that appear in  The Coast News, one. way of  keeping up with local 'happen^  ings, especially now that ..the old/  question of schools is -..'"about to  be revived.  Just heard that Mr" and Mrs  E. R. Lewis have Mrs Lewis'  brother, Mr Ogilvie, from Quesnel, visiting them.  Mr J. Cooper of Redroofs is  leaving for- Vancouver for a few  days.- X   ���-���"��� ���*���   --������ ..-.-������'   .  >   Sorry to have missed.a couple,  of issues, news is' just -Non Est,  and the only thing discussed is.;  the weather, and most people are..:  tired  of hearing   about - it.. If  it. :  would  only rain and wash this  .  white  stuff  away  we  could  all  get out and have  a fresh  topic  of conversation. -���'���.���'.  Sechelt-Jervis Towing Co  Your Local Complete Marine Towing Service  LOG TOWING ��� YARDING ��� SCOWS -  PILE DRIVING ��� SALVAGE  DREDGING  Special Facilities for Quick Movement of Cats, Logging Trucks and  General Camp Equipment  PHONE US COLLECT FOR RATES  GIBSONS ��� Mr. Reg Godfrey, Tel. Granthams 56  SECHELT ���Coast News, Phone 32  .PENDER HARBOUR���Bill Donley, c/d 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    .  '�� ��� ' "' .'������'���-..'. ,: 7 - ;"       -������;_;.���' ���������.--:  Life Member To  Francis Drage  LONG AND unselfish service to  the cause of furthering Army,  Navy and Airforce Veterans in  Canada, was recognized by presentation of. a life long membership to Captain Francis Drage,  JP- ..:;  At the general meeting of Provincial Command, held recently  in New Westminster the Gambier  Island unit president was given  the membership by George Stiles,  provincial president.  More than 70 delegates repre  senting 30 branches and 12,000  members heartily approved the  honor.  The meeting also resolved to  request a change in the criminal  code allowing lotteries to be held  in aid of charitable institutions.  Other resolutions, asked elimination of the means test and incorporation of the present suple-  metary bonus with war veterans'  allowances.  It was suggested that a committee of veterans be set up at  Ottawa where all suggested veteran legislature could be sifted  before going on the floor.  Lack of sufficient doctors at the  Vancouver branch of the DVA  was also scored.  Off  Glidden  Paints  2 Weeks Only  TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS SPRING CLEARANCE  JVew Fresh Paint  ,   A mistaken order has left us loaded with paint.  That Is Your Good Luck  BUY NOW  at  Parker's Hardware  SECHELT  SCHEDULE   OF   PASSENGER  AND   EXPRESS   SERVICE  Schedule No. 15 ��� Effective September 29, 1949  Subject to Change Without Notice  PENINSULA  Tuesday  NORTHBOUND  Lv. VANCOUVER 9:30 a.m.  WILSON CREEK 11:45 a.m.  SECHELT 12:15 noon  HALFMOON BAY 1:15 p.m.  Ar.  PENDER HARBOUR    2:30 p.m.  Thursday  Lv. VANCOUVER 9:30  WILSON CREEK 11:45  *SECHELT 12:15  HALFMOON BAY        1:15  Ar.  PENDER HARBOUR    2:30  a.m.  a.m.  noon  p.m.  p.m.  Saturday  Lv. VANCOUVER  WILSON CREEK  *SECHELT  Ar.. HALFMOON BAY  9:30 a.m.  11:45 a.m.  12:15 noon  1:15 p.m.  Sunday  Lv. VANCOUVER  Ar.  *SECHELT  7:30  9:45  p.m.  p.m.  *AII Sechelt calls wil! be made at Wilson Creek during  the building of new Sechelt dock.  SOUTHBOUND  Lv.  PENDER HARBOUR 2:00  Wt^A^^A^r HALFMOON BAY 3:00  Wednesday      *sechelt 4:0o  WILSON CREEK 4:15  Ar. VANCOUVER 6:30  p.m.  p.m.  p.m*  p.m.  p.m.  Friday  Lv.  HALFMOON BAY  *SECHELT  Ar. VANCOUVER  7:45 p.m.  8:45 p.m.  11:00 p.m.  Sunday  Lv.  PENDER HARBOUR 2:00  HALFMOON BAY 3:00  *SECHELT 4:00  WILSON CREEK 4:15  Ar. VANCOUVER 6:30  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  GTCiF LINES  LTD  Foot of Nicola Street, Vancouver������TA. 2141 /  By E. NESTMAN  THIS N THAT���By Mrs Pestman  MARGE LESLIE will be taking  over the apartment of Ben  Lang's down in the drug store.  Wally and Greta Calder have left  for the prairie.  Irene Swallow's second daughter decided to see what made  the motor run on her mother's  washing machine, while it was  going, the other day, and nearly  lost two fingers. Her little sister  did the same thing about a year  ago. Hope she comes through  without  any serious  results.  So far the only casualty that  I can find out among the small  ones, who have been sleighing  down the Beach road hill, is my  own small one Ray. He went  down about a week ago, and  over into Eric's yard, sustained  a very badly bruised leg, a little higher and it might have  been a different story, as it is,  he has a severe blood clot, which  had to have medical attention,  and he is now recuperating I  saw a taxi come to a standstill  at this corner, just as one of the  kids shot down in front of him.  I'm all for them having fun, but  this is certainly too dangerous  to be funny. The hill has been  sanded. It might be mean on our  part of do it, still I'd prefer it  to the loss  of a child's life.  Gibsons is still very fortunate  as far as fires go, every day, you  read of some small place, with  a serious fire. Let's hope we can  keep our record intact for we  have a fine record so far, if we  can weather this winter, we will  be indeed fortunate. Have you  read your fire insurance policies  lately? Is your furniture insured? I thought my furniture was  covered,    also   my   house,      and  THE   COAST   NEWS,   Monday,   Feb.   6,   1950  when I looked up. my policies,  or at least when - they were  checked, I was shocked to find  I had only insured my house.. . ..  not that we want a fire, heavens,,  no . . . but to be on the safe  side, better be safe than sorry.  Just a word or two on the  animals that are roaming around.  Information I have. received tells  me that the animals . are - not  starving, they are in fair shape,  and nothing can be done about  it, unless the SPCA wish to lay  charges. Apparently, they have  decided, that.they are not starving, so that's that ... even  though you may think much differently.  That's the law.  This cold weather is very hard;,  on   our   senior   citizens.   Mr   G.>  Rhodes,  went   down to  hospitals  on the plane last week. We trust ;  he is better. Mrs A. Mettam is..  under  the  weather,  Mr  D.  Ar- .  mour is confined to his bed, and z  colds are very prevalent at this  time, this seems to be the weather for such things. All our new _  citizens   are   coming   alone  fine,  so they tell, me,  and the latest ,  addition   to   our   family,   "Marianne,"  is   gaining  rapidly,  from ,  her   5  lbs.   8   ounces  when  she .  came home she is now over the t;  8   lb.   mark,     maybe    the , cold ���-���  weather - agree  with them.  Latest reports on Tommy and Mrs .,  Davies babies ... the twin babe ,  is   still' in  the  hospital,  due  to...  be there for some time. It was ;  2  lbs.   12  ounces,  when   it  was  born  and  today  it  is  2  lbs.   12 ,  ounces,  as it went down, but is ,,  slowly  coming   back.  The  other i  one is doing very well too. Mother   and  father   also   bearing  up  pretty well, after the shock.  A meeting  of the Elphinstone ,  Co-op   Assn.   will    be    held   in ;  School  hall   on   17th  Feb.   at   8  p.m.   for   report   on   year's   activities.  Our  genial bank teller*  Doug ..  UiailiHinim.il       imii i-__��ii__ii_.______- innin  ~ j g     ...�� ���  pmmm hjirbour   veterans unit  Gets Stronger  By "SARAL'  THEY say "no, news is good  news," but not for a newspaper. This weather is really  something. I may be saving gas  (can't use my "kicker" while the  pass is frozen) but can't say it  makes me. feel good. The kids  are out of school and I rather  think even they have had enough  of this enforced idleness. I know  the parents.,have...  J. Baker journeyed to town  last. Sunday, the day before our  blizzard.. Vy was sure glad to  see him back. These pipes will  freeze up. Stoves take wood and  animals take food and water.  Very glad to report Ernie Cotton, popular president of Legion  Branch 112, is well on the road  to recovery, after a long siege  of illness. Mr and Mrs Cotton  are at,.present guests of the J.  Potts.  Work has been started at Bargain Harbour on Frank Lee's  new boat. But again, the weather  is slowing; things up considerably. The shed that housed  Thorne Duncan's new boat is no  more, after , the last storm we  had,; Lucky, no one was hurt  when it fell in. Frank Crosby's  new boat: will soon be.adding  to the traffic problem of Pender Harbour. It's all painted up  and looks real nice. Picked a  name for it yet, Fred?  Thank you so much, Mrs Smith  of Madeira Park, for dressing my  son's hand after it had been cut  while skating.,.It is healing nicely now.  If this weather ever clears up,  Bargain Harbour teen agers may  get the chance to join in with  their friends from Pender Harbour at the clubhouse. It certainly , is out of the . question at  the moment. Bill Scaulan tells  me they have fun anyway. Good  luck to them,  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 call 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  GAMBIER���Five veterans joined the Army, Navy and Air-  force Veterans Gambier Island  branch at the general meeting  held in Veterans Hall recently.  Captain F. Drage, president of  the unit, pointed out that more  than 15 last war veterans have  joined the organization within  the last three months.  A resolution requesting action  be taken by the authorities in  respect of the "increasing and  1 alarming unemployment situation" here be brought to the  proper authorities, was passed,  with a strong recommendation  that action be taken by means  of unemployment insurance and  public works  programs.  The resolution was endorsed at  a provincial command meeting  in New Westminster. It was forwarded to Ottawa for action.  Anglican Services  February   12���Second   Sunday  x before Lent  St  Bartholomew's   Church,   Gibsons:  11   a.m.���Sunday School.  7:30   p.m.���Evensong.  St Hilda's Church,   Sechelt:  I p.m.���Sunday�� School.  1:45 p.m.���Evensong.  St Aidan's Church, Roberts  Creek:  II a.m.���Holy Communion.  11 a.m.���Sunday School.  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.  SNAKE-WATCH BRACELETS  Something.... new. in watch  bracelets is a modernized gold  woven cord having, the appearance, of a snake.and fitted with  a snap j fastener which can vbe  adjusted for ?m  bracelets will be exhibited at the  Olympia section of the British  Industries ��� Fatir (Eafrls Court and  Olympia, London, and Castle  Bromwich, Birmingham, May 8  to May 19.)  is back on the job, from his holidays,,, it is whispered, that he  got. soine very important' busi-.  ness. settled.. How about that,  Doug? It ,is also rumored, that  come ..March, the . staff may be  cut down. Even the bank feels  the cold weather, can't be cold  cash ... or can it?  Note .from. Granny McEwen,  she is snowed in, and.that is really hard on her, when she can't  get out ... anyway, Cheer up,  Granny, can't last much longer  (we keep -telling ourselves).  I know we're all fed up with  it, I am sick of stoves, fires,  stoking>- etc., will sure be glad  to see the rain again. Mrs W.  Nygren. has been alternating between here and the Island, where  her daughter .Mrs Ralph McCul-  loch  is  "Lady  in waiting."  Just: a/couple, of chuckles to  cheer you, from a paper in the  states. Mrs Shirley Baxter who  went deer hunting with her  husband, is very proud she was  able to shoot a fine buck as well  as her husband. A well known  concern that puts ^out -4 various .  toilet articles receniJyi|Conducted#  a contest to obtain a slogani^or  their toilet soap and ..perfume,  one contestant suggested, "If  you don't use our soap, for goodness sake use our perfume.".  That's it, folks. Don't tell me  worry don't do any good. I  know better. The things I worry  about don't happen.  PLUMBING-HARDWARE  PLUMBING and HEATING  Hardware, Plumbing Supplies  Heating Necessities  "Serving the Peninsula"  Marshall's  Hardware  Phone Gibson���33  SUNSET HARDVyARE  GIBSONS  Registered Plumbers  PLUMBING.  Sales   and   Contracting  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  I Please  phone Leona  Lee  | at Lloyd's Store or write  }    Sinikka Kolehmainen,  j    Pender Harbour, B.C.  mm  Thawing Machines;  Never-Ending Job  SECHELT���Nature is combining  to make the water situation in  Sechelt something of a tragedy.  Thawing machines have been  out on the lines for several days  now but so great is the cold combined with the main pipe's proximity to the surface where it  had been previously unearthed  by grading and levelling operations, that the water is freezing  in the pipes immediately following the thawing machine's pass-ring. It is believed that thawing  weather is the only solution.  Weak, Tired, Nervous,,  Pepless Men, Women  Get New Vim, Vigor, Vitality  Say goodbye to these weak, always tired tecUoas.  depression and nervousness due to weak, t__Q   ���'���  blood. Get up feeling fresh, be peppy all da*, bar*   '>  plenty of vitality left over by evening. Take Ostraz.  Contains iron, vitamin Bi, calcium, phosphorus   i  for blood building, body strengthening, stimulation.  Invigorates system. Improves appetite.- digestive   :  powers. Costs little. New "get acquainted" sis*  only 60c. Try Ostrex Tonic Tablets for new, normal pep, vim, vigor, this very day. At all druggist*.  HATS FOR SPRING  The small hat appears to be  firmly established for the spring  of 1950. Every important milliner in London shows it in many  different varieties and materials,  of which peachbloom felt and  satin in exquisite pastel or semiprecious stone shades are important. Another innovation for  the spring is the "curtain" of  material which will hang down  to the shoulders at the back and  which is interpreted by different designers in different ways.  This is shown by Mitzi Lorencz,  for instance, on a hat with a  small rounded crown and  straight brim in fine straw. Navy  gros-grain tied in an enormous  bow is the means by which she  emphasizes the line. For more  -fpr_nal occasions hats with hollowed crown are swathed with  georgette and even trimmed  with beads and sequins.  JOHN GARFIELD  Favorite Star of M-G-M pictures* soon pn  he featured in the CKWX Sunday evening  program (6:30 to 7:30 p.m.) M-G-M  THEATRE OF THE AIR. All the top-ranking M-G-M Stars -will be heard regularly  ... and exclusively .. . on  O4t���04<4/&^  Mr. HUTT  GOING PLACES WITH MUTUAL  FOR  ACCOUNTING AND INCOME TAX  SERVICE  A. L. (ALF) BRUYNEEL  Selma Pork. B.C. Phone Sechelt 72H  "Bookkeeping by Mail'1 is Practical, Convenient and  Economical.  She (Eoast $jews  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  FOR-SALE:  RIFLES AT WHOLESALE  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. 3 ins.  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  FOR SALE:  WE  HAVE the best    in    GUM |  RUBBERS   and   FELT  SLIP- %  PERS   for   long   winter   nights. ��  ANDERON'S Shoe Store. lx &  FOR SALE:  HOHNER  Verdi * model  1A,    as i  new, will sell for $125. Original cost 169.50. 2x .,  PERSONAL-  SHIP BY Gulf Lines Express to $  or from Vancouver. Low rates, jf  Fast   service.   Careful   handling. j|  Specify Gulf Lines Express,    tf f.  MEN���WOMEN. Make $20 a day ��  picking evergreen cones. Firms' %  representatives make big com-?*  missions���$200 to $400 quickly |.  yet do practically nothing. You \&  can too. Full detailed instruc- &  tions 25c. Northwoods Products,^  3822 Aurora Ave., Seattle 2, ��  Wash. 1%.% jj-     -   ^.  n���^,  TWE   COAST   NEWS,   Monday,   Feb.   6,   1950  ;���{ ...  .'V.    ���        ..;��� .-/ y.  SUBSCRIBE NOW TO THE COAST NEWS  3t��*<*Os*��e��3K����_��Aiw*^^  f>gw:^'P^u.^w^!*^'^*^v''*v?'%?Ecr*-v^^  ���_-_A.. .���_.,..__-  " .��� '���Si- J*l��^-**!jy-g-'*'�� -  j��i,*i4.__��-a��_--~__Q^��A.  t^HfesRS?*  ?��*&   flt��! 8  THE   COAST   NEWS,   Monday,   Feb.   6,   1950  Selma Park  Modern hair  styling. Competent    work  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  'Use a News Ad Brief"  STOCK-REDUCING  CLEARANCE  in  DRY GOODS  HARDWARE  CHINA  ETC.  MURDOCH'S  Marine Supply  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  Commissioners  Watch Victoria  A LETTER was received by Village Commissioners from Hon  R. C. MacDonald, minister of  municipalities, asking what the  commission intended doing about  a recent letter from B. C. Brace-  well.  The previous letter was the  blunt warning that the department would rescind the village's  letters patent and reissue them,  including 686 and 685.  Clerk Robert Burns was advised to let the minister know the  matter is now under advisement.  Quotations were received on  more than 2600 feet of water pipe  for the cannery road. The letter  was turned over for further investigation to the water commissioner. Suggestions will be  brought to the next council meeting.  Proposed cost would be: wooden pipe, $3500, while cast iron  would near the $5000 mark.  Traffic signs, soon to be distributed through the village, will  cost $56.  B     ���  A special camera, sent up 70,-  000 feet in a balloon cluster by  University of Chicago scientists,  has photographed for the first  time a 20-billion-volt cosmic ray  "bullet" as it shattered the core  of an atom.  NOTICE  Annual Meeting of the Roberts Creek V.O.N.  Auxiliary will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m., in the  Kewpie Kamp. A good attendance is desired.  Taxi Sir  Call BILL HUNTER  Sechelt 48  New Banking Hours  .7  SECHELT  TUESDAY    1   p.m.���4.30 p.m.  GIBSONS  MONDAY    9 a.m.���3 p.m:  WEDNESDAY      9 a.m.���3 p.m.  THURSDAY       9 a.m.���3 p.m.  FRIDAY    .    9 a.m.���3 p.m.  SATURDAY       9 a.m.���11  a.m.  Bank of Montreal  _���  Special Mice  TO THE  WEST HOWE SOUND COMMUNITIES  Following withdrawal of scheduled  Howe Sound Ferry Service  DIRECT SERVICE OF  UNION  STEAMSHIPS  Will be continued for balance of winter season.  Leaving UNION PIER, Vancouver���  TUESDAYS, 9:30 A.M. for Gibsons, Hopkins, Seaside Park  and Port Mellon.  THURSDAYS, 9:30 A.M.    for    Gibsons,    Granthams,    New  Brighton and Gambier Harbour.  FRIDAYS, 9:30 A.M. for Gibsons, Williamsons, Seaside Park.  SATURDAYS, 1:00 P.M. for Gibsons, Keats Is.  (reg.), Hop-  kins, Gambier Harbour.  SUNDAYS, 9:30 A.M. for Gibsons, Granthams, Hopkins, Williamsons, New Brighton, Gambier Harbour.  Union Steamships Limited  Gibsons Agent���-Harry Smith  Sechelt Agent���E. Parr Pearson  Head Office, Ft. Corral St., Vancouver, PA 3411  WHEN WE were a tender youth,  if you can imagine such a  thing, such matters as lipstick-  daubing and hair-combing were  attended to in the privacy of  the boudoir.  A young lady would sooner die  than haul out the impedimenta  of beauty and made adjustments  to her pan in a public place.  If a curl got out of alignment,  the owner thereof would run  giggling to the nearest bedroom  and glue it into place and come  out blushing.  But these things, as you may  have  noticed,  have  changed.  Today, the conclusion of any  meal in public calls for a complete facial overhaul. No sooner  does the last morsel of French  pastry disappear between those  rosebud lips than out comes the  pulchritude kit.  We have even seen a fairly  elaborate job of eyebrow tweez-  ing performed at the table.  There is nothing wrong with  all that, we suppose, although it  does dissipate for us old fogies  some slight bit of that mystery  which is the assence of feminine  allure.  What worries us is that the  men have fallen to doing it too.  GLAMOR FOREVER  A great howl of derision went  up a few weeks ago when the  custom tailors of America advised all men who would be  "well-groomed" to carry about  with them a "vanity case" with  comb, mirror, deodorant, toothbrush and powder for five  o'clock  shadow.  It is not nearly as remote as it .  sounds.  For if men advance as rapidly  as women have done in the practice of beautification in public, it  may not be at all strange in 1970  to see husky young office men  running a powderpuff over their  darkening jowls as the tea hour  approaches or huskier young  men climbing out of ditches in  mid-afternoon to give their nails  a quick flick with. Psyche Pink.  Men have already reached the  hair-combing stage in public.  Practically, every male now  carries a comb and uses it freely  upon any or all occasions.  We do not subscribe to the  comb-carrying theory ourself because we have long since cost  away -any delusion about our  glamor and merely content ourselves with running our fingers  casually through our . locks and  adjusting our spit-curls with  practiced hands.  But we admit we are in the  minority.  Almost everyone else does a  thorough combing job on the  street, in offices and in restaurants.  And  that,  at lost last,  brings  us to the point of our thesis.  HAIR IN THE SOUP  When the laws of physics are  operating at full speed, as they  usually are, it may be regarded  as a practical certainty that the  combing of hair in restaurants  and cafes will deposit a quantity  of hirsute matter in the comestibles.  To put that more simply for  those who move their lips when  they read, if a fellow uses a  comb in an eating house, you can  take a ticket on it that somebody else is going to find hair  in the soup.  Now the rather widespread  Objection to hair in soup is probably based on mere prejudice,  although some of the stuff that  is plastered on hair these days  might impart a flavor reminiscent of the more backward and  uncouth culinary practices.  Personally we belong to the  school that would rather find a  nice wholesome hair in a bowl  of soup than a sharp piece of  clamshell.  So, you see, we do not propose to condemned the practice  of hair-combing in restaurants on  purely gastronomical grounds.  Our objection is based entirely upon a strange biological fact  that no one seems to know anything about anymore.  BUCOLIC FROLICS  Everyone who has ever lived  as a child in the country is perfectly aware that if a horse hair  is immersed long enough in  water it will turn into a snake.  One may deny the theory of  relativity. One may take issue  with  Mendel's  law  of heredity.  H. L. W.  But no one in his right senses  will venture to doubt the fact  that hairs do turn into snakes.  When we were a child on a  farm we did this trick often. Indeed, there was hardly a moment  in our bucolic career when we  did not have a hair of some sort  soaking in the horse trough.  Now we know they turned into  snakes because they always dis  appeared. They just urned into  snakes and crawled away. That  we never caught them at it is  a reflection upon our powers of  observation and not upon the  profound truth of the scientific  fact.  ,  Well, then, there you are.  If  you   want   snakes   in   your  soup, go to it.  We just want you to know  what a tremendous hazard you  create when you comb your locks  in a restaurant.  United Kingdom exports in  1949 had a total value of ��1,784.4  million, ��202.6 million or 12.8  percent more than in 1948. Exports to Canada were ��79.8 million (provisional) in 1949 and  ��71.9 million in 1948. .  FREIGHT SERVICE  EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY  Logging Trucks and Trailers  Excavating Shovels Moving Vans  All Building Materials  R. M. INGLIS ��� GIBSONS AGENT  Phone Gibsons 50  CHAMPION & WHITE LTD.  1075 MAIN STREET  PA. 6539 Vancouver PA. 9171-2  GIBSONS BOARD of TRADE  VALENTINE  DANCE  Saturday, Feb. 18  9 to 12  BALS HALL  Espire  Floor Show  I


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