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 Serving a Progressive and Growing  Area on B. C.'s Southern Coast.  Covers Sechelt, Gibsons, Port Mellon, Woodfibre, Squamish, Irvines  landing. Half Moon Bay, Hardy  Island, Pender Harbour, Wilson  Creek. Roberts Creek, Granthams  Landing, Egmont, Hopkins Landing.  Brackendale, Cheekeye, Selma Park,  etc. :  LIBRARY  MA,  Ptrs3-is_i-_2> Ersr the coast news, x._ra__n_��i>  Business Offices Gibsons, B.C. National Advertising- Office, Powell River, B.C.  z  Vol. 4 ���- No. 23  Gibsons, B. C.  Monday, January 9, 1950       5c per copy, $2.00 per year, by mail  War Between Us  And Victoria?  GIBSONS. ��� Swords   are   drawn  0_   mT-.m ~.   . , ,       and ready between the Village  S^T.H^T   uaS   "f8,^ of Gibsons and the  Department  that other hazy period no doubt of Municipai Affairs,  was New Year's Eve. Such is the Foilowing   receipt   of  a   blunt  thought of many,  now^ that  all refusal frorh B   c   Bracewell in  is calm, again. I see by Mrs Nest-  respect to  a former request for    man's column there were a num- amalgamation  from  the   village,   Trt-������ ��-  ber of strangers and old friends commissioners     have     decided LEACH TO  back at the haunts.  Slowly but against la ing down to the de  surely   they  return   and   mingle c��ee  with the locals once again.  LEAD BRIGADE  By BILL SUTHERLAND  A WELTER of rumour and surmise has arisen following the  recent meeting in Victoria of Howe Sound Island secessionists  and the minister of education.   :  But through the maze of conjecture have come the inevitable  straws in the wind. It may be  well for us to view some of the  clues which have seeped past  those closed doors. By thus preparing we can put  ourselves in  In his letter,  the inspector of GIBSONS���In an effort to clar-  :   Up and  down the main drag municipalities    pointed    out    he      ify  the  muddled   situation   of Tl ^JL*^^mm^^���   TV/T^^l  n^H��� nf^.? w'h      S !!  W<?ld reS?e^e.?<.Ufio��orifi" the leaderless fire brigade here,  itatepayerS   ^1661  old son-of-a-gun. When did you  natmg with  district lot  686, for  village   Commissioners   will   re- *      I  get back? Come on and have one  amalgamation   with  the   village. ���*tgVg^d Teach   to   re   - TUv^c^,,   Iff^xrt  Et^^t^1^^ thfaite��ed  t0 T^^A   ^ gante S??ontroieathhe group          1 IlUrSQay   N CXI  out to accept but found no one  present   letters   patent   and   re- _,           -     .           .   . &,       ,                                    * _- ~   .. -    _-_-   --_, ___  was speaking to me. I wound up  issue   new  letters   which  would ane   voluntary     ongacte     nas ANNUAL   meeting   of  the  Gib- better position for the next school  sitting on the edge of the wharf  include the two district lots bor- b.een  without  official  leadership      SOns   and   District   Ratepayers by-law;   be   better   prepared   to  watching the fishing boats com-  dering the village. since   the   resignation     of    Eric Association will be held in  the plan for the future of our young-  -       -    ������ --_.__/_:_- i +-u_-   -._.�� United Church Hall, Gibsons, on sters.  Thursday at 8 p.m. It seems  obvious>  despite  the  Ratepayers  in Gibsons  village  close  mouthed  attitude of  dele-  and   adjacent   districts   can   join  gates, that something satisfactory  the association by payment of a _  at  least  to  the  secessionists,  nominal fee and an invitation is  came from the ponderings.  extended  eligible  taxpayers     to      Foliowing   is   a   list   of   what  mg   in   for   the   festive   season. Commissioners rose up in arms Inelis> several months  ago  They were all lit up too ��� the at this blunt threat,  boats I mean. Said   Commissioner    Mrs     E.  The fishermen seem to have a Nestman:     "This   is   an    insult,  bit of droop to their usual jaunty Surely we have some rights in  swing. They tell me the last year this. We have asked the depart-  could have been quite a bit bet- ment  several  times  to  give   us  ter^ a reason for refusing our request More   than ^SS? themselv?+s in the affairs  coulT^lVcal VrmWs^ under  ; Reg ^ Godfrey   wandered   in   a for amalgamation and each time GffiSQ��S,   Dec.   12.   More   than of their community.                         the circumstances.  few minutes ago muttering some- they have hedged." $l/5UU was recently received by      Ag the regult of the Q        meet  thing about getting home to fix According to the deputy min- thls  village,   share  of  the  three  Eager Hands for  Windfall Dollars  1. Delegates      were      satisfied  some  lights  o77omething.V" H^  ister7inclusion in" village "bylaws Pfrcent sales tax   but hands are wik^rg^^n VT^toS with what had b(2en Promised.  good wife7Ruth, has beeiTin bed  of dause" 657Tocal Ymprovements already reaching for shares. ieev  ii7e��^iiade" in     Gibsons,   -��' ZLTrft.i^S that SGCeS"  with the flu recently. And while levy rights are not necessary un-    _ Following     receipt     of     the   cliff Leach, of the Howe Sound  on the " " - - ~  subject  of  good looking  der his proposal. It is this clause  cheque,   Village     Commissioners Trading Company, has been ask- red" I^ir^���^v^P^fh^ Jl^ll  women I saw Helen Marshall the which has proved the stumbling were      immediately    confronted ed   to   accept  the   responsibility _     *^  fnr   armrntirnatStiT*S  other day. I've known Helen for  block  for   inclusion   of  the   two  with  a previous promise to lay of  enrolling  volunteers  for  this  the 0Xinai amount  about twenty years and when we  outside groups. aside $1500 for construction of a important  community  effort. 4  r^w^ tt^+c t^^a t.���*  met it was a case of ��� whatever      Commission   Chairman   James firehall. Municipal  Clerk Robert we ^eS Gambier   will have a  school of its own.  5. Gambier,   again   there  is   a  toss up but we again take Gam-  Commission Chairman James firehall. Municipal Clerk Robert  happened to old So-and-So? Re- Drummond took unkindly to the Burns will notify the Ratepayers  member him, he was the guy that letter. He ordered Municipal Association that the promised  tied his boat up to the dolphin. Clerk Robert Burns to find out sum will be actually on hand by  at Proctor a'fter a party at Bal-  the legal aspects of the matter,  the end of the fiscal year.  four, he stepped out and had to   ~  swim to shore ��� more than 100  yards it were too.  Anyway, Helen put on a party  on New Year's Eve. She called it  a potluck��� supper. Everybody  1 brought something to .. eat. It  turned put 'tt> be a dandy^ icfesf-  jpite its Scottish origin -iX or may-  Father O'Dwyer Tells  New Ferry Times  For Howe Soundbier wiU have a resident as a  PORT MELLON  member of the School Board.  i���rQ + tt 6. A better  advertising sched-  _  .     . west Howe ule wiU be drawn up. Meetings  Sound ferries, on Tuesday an-  wm be held throughout the Pen-  nounced a new winter schedule,  insula   familiarizing   the   people  With three return trips per week with what is at stake.  the new plan will see ;the ferries.    7^ Under these conditions, we  leaving Horseshoe Bay for Port predict  the  by-law  would  pass.  Mellon on Tuesdays, Fridays and The Howe Sound Islands would  be it was because of it, I wouldn't GIBSONS���Chuckles and straight laughs highlighted the bi- Sundajrs.   Ports  of  call  will  be vote for the reduced by-law.  know: monthly  supper  meeting  of  Kinsmen   here,   when  they Gambier Harbour, New Brighton,      we  came to several    of * the  Jean  Lisserman  is  no  slouch |istenecj to Father  Edward  O'Dwyer describing   life   in  rural Port Mellon and Seaside Park.       above   conclusions   after   watch-  at the piano. In fact Jean is no  |rejand ing the actions of what turned  slouch at anything. She s a good ��� fnrmpr  thp Roman Catholic Driest took the club Clhanat**:   Art*   Sln'trtrl   out to be a very experienced del-  cook,   a   very   good   singer   and    ,       bor\0taJ^^ 1~nangeS   Me_  &lCl&a   egation  which  interviewed    the  (Continued on Page 8)  quite the hostess. through a verbal tour of the  Ould Sod , pointing out the cus- pQT   gecUeH   Wharf  I wonder how she got in here, toms of the people, their way of life arid how their environ               *"7V' J^"    rr "M**  Probably still on that good look- rnent had such a great influence upon their characters.  ing women angle. The  young priest pointed out   Here's one I thought you would that the  old story  of the Irish  flike. Offhand, I can't remember  an~d English.hatred for each other Fact SPTVIHP    I fl  lif this was' one of Mr Bushfield;s  had been relegated to the story * **U��. kJUX YAW*/   AU  City Is Assured  WHARF DEAL  FOR GAMBIER  jokes or not. Come to think of it  ciass.   ��a   better   understanding  probably read it in the Readers  js growing between the two coun-x  ^Digest. _        tries," he said. He attributed this  The temperance lecturer asked to better liaison between the two.  SECHELT    ���    Associated    Air  his audience: "Now, supposing I "Hundreds  of  young Irish   men      Taxi is now in operation from ^^^J^J^h^T^^^S^  had a pail of beer and apail of and women journey between the Pender Harbour    to   Vancouver ^^^SrfpSltewSb  oWhTcfa donkey' SScfS tW�� ^ ^ ��� P ^    in with.tops including Sechelt and X^tws^^h $1500 has been awarded for wid-  ?hTtwo lid he ta^e? "True  communism   ^xists    in Gambier  Harbour, on scheduled the new wharf.  A  copy  of  the ening  the   wharf  to     contractor  ��HWd take the water �� came a parts of luraiIrel5?d' The FIFS low fare trips" letter has also been sent to Fed- William    Greenlees.     Redecking  iie a taKe tne water,    came a are i^^g^  that they must  find  SECHELT ��� The new wharf in  this community, to be finished  within a few days will be., unique  for this part of the world.  Plans call for a sidewalk along  one side of the wharf which will  be 20 feet longer than the origin-  GAMBIER Island. More than two  al, and 10 feet wider. feet will be added to the width  Sechelt Board of Trade in con- of New Brighton wharf    some-  junction with the Liberal Asso- time this month. c  According to word received, a  eral Department of Public Works contract amounting to more than  voice from the1 back oi the haU.  their fun in work but they must  With  daily  flights  from Van- eral     Member     of  AM why" would" he takelh. ^^kta^lli^^ o^ co���* leavinS at 11:3�� a'm- st0Ps James sinclair-  ��..��  as*ed  the  p_eaSed   Zee-  ---* ?X^^ pt^e^^tu���^ ^ r~~.   .   The other day I was standing  to_u?*       ^)T^ _v-i-;-^ tv,B and   Sea  Bee   tyPe  P^nes  with ^.^  bv the desk iiv the place I call      Father O'Dwyer explained the larger  models  if   needed.   Fares SlAto  an  office  when the  door    *Thv*r  custom of "made matches," where wjll hp <ft! 1.50 single from Garden ��*1��UC  Parliament, will also be part of the renovation program.  flew  Teachers  of Work;  Have Heavy  More Planned  ap-  oDen and in breezed a real guster. the &rl is betrothed without h^er Ba        d $775 from Sechelt  Mrs                                                              r    ,      c    i_  i_.  t      u        1        1  Before peaceT and^quiet had set- ^nsent. He pointed out that this cJn La4ence is agent at Se- SECHELT���-Regular meeting  of the  Sechelt Teachers Local  tied among    the    papers    lying custom rarely appears now. But chelt  with   headquarters  in  the           Association was held recently at Sechelt Inn.  about I had been metaphorically recalled one case, and pointed the bug depot. while Egmont will be           A letter received from James Sinclair, M.P., expressing  whisked up to the Cariboo and s*>ry by passing a picture of a handled from Co-op Store. Gar-  dumped at Quesnel. Sirl who had been mamed under den Bay Lodge, with Lloyd Dav-  In less  time than it takes to these circumstances.                         is> is agent for pender Harbour  teU I was listening to the ins and Touching   on   the  beauties   of area.  outs   of running a magazine  in both Canada    and    Ireland    he   .  the north country, how to write pointed out that much of Ireland ,n           ,         *  an  article for MacLeans  Maga- was still "wild." "There are lakes   Ml Ctrl nt  lifitS  zine and the potential of the Se- which have never been drained, A-'iOJtx aua  www  chelt Peninsula as far  as hews mostly  because  of   superstitions  stories were    concerned.    Every surrounding their origin, or be  willingness to address the January meeting met    with  proval. Plans are now being laid to hold this meeting.  Elimination trials will be held  Pipe Go-Ahead  at the Sechelt P-TA Amateur. Alert Ba and Quatsino school  Night  m February.  The winner  districts  will compete at the Talent At th^ recent teachers' conven-  Search competition to be held tjon in North Vancouver, Mr  at Easter during the teachers' Trueman of Gibsons was elected  convention in Vancouver. president for  this area  and Mr  once^in  a" while I  would hear,  cause they are reputed to hold * *r~   ��� ���  re^esenTativ?^?   ThJ   trth S ^ ge��graphical represen'  "That's the clue." ,       some of St Patrick's pets." APPROVAL  has.  been  received ^eSecn0^     t0     the    N��rth ^ere was  a high  attendance  In a matter of seconds the. door      The  priest  touched   a  serious      from the    Provincial    Depart- bh��re counci1 . +SprTfrot tir^hS����2  opened again.and Fredf Lindsay note  w|en   speaking   about  the ment ^ Public ����� *�� ** tta^BC* SSJ^SS^lSSLStoS" ^ tiS?*SLSWSlS^^S^SS  ��oVr^^^^^ rough^t%rlTandSeHe%nec^ wire li|uSd.C    Individual  ~$^W���� -rk g  of Dr D.  J.  Millar from North the great number of priests who      The required distance is usu- Ports  will be   returned   to    the' ���*���  *ementary    and^   high  Vancouver  when  he gets going had left them to live a short life,  ally between three and six feet. Vancouver executive offices. lC^eJU%%J^fJ^Z^  on his pet subject,    Horse    Fly 5-10 years,   working  among the Residents  pointed  out that this      Mr Elliot conveyed the thanks ^^nt:    ^   area     n^esfnted  Lake ,~'   /��� '    __.        ���       n; was too much, owing to the drop of the Kinsmen for the great co- scft001s .in   the   area     presented  I would like to say thank you           (Continued on Page 8)           in   the   Sechelt   Hi|hway.   More operation   given   them   by     the S^b^JfSSSte'hPfe _fa?fa  very much too, I hope the name "                                   ;                        than 1200 feet will be laid soon teachers in the Halloween plans,  ^m Deot  definite help for tu-  is right, Dave Pollock from Ma- means   of   Sid   Godber     getting with access to the* Gibsons sup-      The  Alert  Bay  and  Quatsino luxe ProJec^-  diera Park. He and his partner home to the interior in time for ply. school districts are now part of  in the garage that day just about Christmas with his little girl and      Twelve residents are slated to the   North   Shore   district    geo-  saved my bacon. It was only by wife. Thanks a lot men, it made tap the new pipe. Newcomers will graphical area. This now consists  their   good   heartedness   that   I one youngster happy for Christ- be assessed in proportion to the of North Vancouver, West Van-  made it home, they were also the mas.                                                    cost of laying and the pipe. couver,   Howe   Sound,    Sechelt,  30IAU3S  _}   u  VIHOXOIA  AHVHan 1��I0'UAGHd Bv   Cherry   Whitaker  "Thick and fast, they came at  last  And more and more and more!"  Lewis Carroll meant oysters,  but I'm speaking of the welter  of impressions received during  the past hectic hurried forty-  eight hours. The Peninsula's  youngest freight line (marine)  celebrated its first anniversary  on Saturday, December 17, and  the head of the house and I attended the birthday dinner, held  in Vancouver.  Sounds simple, but there are  some people who just naturally  do things the hard way. It makes  life interesting and keeps them  from getting in the much talked  of rut, but it's very wearing to  the constitution. In this case, the  constitution has nothing to do  with the BNA Act and cannot be  revised. It's the one you were  born with, and are expected to  pal around with for all the days  of your natural life. As you know,  even good pals get pretty browned off once in a while, when  treated in a cavalier fashion. I  don't expect to be on very good  terms with mine till about the  middle of January.  We started out on this trial and  tribulation adventure at 8:30  Saturday morning. The telephone  refused to work and the car was  out of gas. The phone situation  could have been very interesting  if we had had more time, because  we could hear all that was- going  on on the other end, while remaining exasperatingly mute at  this end. However as "the ship"  was to pick us up at a certain  time we couldn't play those kind  of games.  Braving the fury of the elements we rushed off to Davis  Bay and waited for twenty-five  minutes on the dock. It was so  cozy. A howling gale bombarded  us with rain and snow, till the  watery end that I felt we were  facing looked like a happy release. The ship arrived and with  all the agility of a team of elephants we hurled ourselves  aboard. The next ten minutes  were heavenly bliss. Shelter from  the storm and hot steaming coffee.  Soon, however, it became apparent that the damp coats would  stay damp and the cold feet remain cold. I've been travelling  up and down this coast for centuries in assorted varieties of  craft, some considerably smaller  than the one we were on then,  and I realized that the snug,  warm confines of the galley below was no place for a tummy  unblessed by breakfast.  The sea bore all the aspects of  the Swiss Alps. We climbed up  one side of the mountainous  waves and we slid down the  other side, then every so often  to vary the monotony we simply  Monday, January Ninth, Nineteen-Fifty  It's War- But They ILove It  A WAR IS even now in progress on peaceful  Keats and Gambier Islands. A war which  may well have its final battle fought here on  the peninsula.  In the news recently, was a story that the  BCE Railway Company Limited and the BC  Power Commission were both interested in  bringing the two islands into their respective  electrification systems. The peoples of the islands were only too eager to help. Petitions  have gone the rounds requesting approval of  the general idea. The BCE has promised power  at the minimum cost of $2 per month for domestic lighting. They will not charge for poles  used on government roads. Rates will be on a  par with that now ���in force on Bowen Island  and  Squamish.  The BC Power Commission is also in earnest. It is rushing to completion a survey of po-.  tential consumers including the poles and wire  which will be needed.  From a very reliable source comes the information that the BCE has ideas for spread  ing throughout the whole Howe Sound area  including the Sechelt Peninsula. The BC Power  Commission agrees their source of supply is  of little value considering the potential increase in population. It has started a survey of  Clowhom Falls with the idea of building a  power dam there.  The BCE already has more power than it  needs. It has it now. It has it here. There will  be no dilly dallying if it gets the nod from the  Public Utilities Commission.  The Power Commission needs more consumers if its plans for expansion go through.  Jt is fighting at this moment to get the )ri,ght  to supply power to the islands.  The power commission's costs are higher  to start, tapering off to less than that asked by  the private company.  The people on the islands are waiting to  see which lion wins. They are actually pulling  for the BCE but whichever way the dice rolls  the islanders will get cheaper power; which,  in turn will mean brightening their future,  both industrially and socially.  Dice or Brams--It'$ Your Choice  TO EVERY ledger there are two columns, one  marks for all time, the credits, while the  other indelibly records the debits. It is high  time we struck a balance on the school account  which confronts the Peninsula now.  If the story on what MAY have happened  at Victoria is anywhere near the truth, then it  will do us well to stop, look and listen.  Outstanding on the debit side is our present disgraceful schools and the recent loss of  the by-law which would have remedied this  terrible situation.  Also on the wrong side is the restricted  future of our children. Without schooling they  (would fee as the beasts. There is no denying  the situation as it exists, is grim. The debit  column is heavy with red. But . . .  On the credit side of the ledger, still supposing the story hits near the truth, is a new,  smaller by-law, approximately half the original, which will guarantee that schools will be  built. It will guarantee better schooling, facilities throughout" the Peninsula -at the cost of a  gymnasium and other, what may be termed,  extras.  The question which will soon face the public bookkeepers will be: Shall we defeat the  smaller by-law in order to force the issue for  the original, larger one?-Or shall we appifove  of ^ the restricted one in order to guarantee at  least a start in the right direction?  To  most  people  that   sounds  rather   one  sided. But there are people who would defeat  the next one to try and force the original. That  would be a foolish mistake.  There is little doubt that a well organized  Island group aided by "boatloads of summer  home owners," already chaffing at high, Vancouver school taxes, would defeat the original  again. Particularly if these summer home owners were well tutored on the "unessential"  parts of the by-law.  Pensioners, and there are many on the  Peninsula, would be the target for more "facts."  It would be pointed out that the islands are  not against education, or the by-law, they are  only against the enormous size of the by-law.  With skillful handling this could be dangerous  talk in trying for passage of a big money bill.  There seems to be one course open; a  course which will assure our children of better  schools. In truth, of a better education.  Compromise. Entrench with the, smaller  by-law. Make sure of that, at least. Then, if  upon further thought it is decided to go for a  larger school, do so. Plans can be made which  will easily allow of additions, without jeopardizing efficiency or beauty of design.  We have nothing to gain by defeating the  next, smaller by-law in order to force a larger  one. Let us mark a profit on the credit side of  the ledger. We cannot afford to buy more red  ink with a mortgage on the future of our children.  Famous Multiple  Birth Recalled  HOW THE Dionne quintuplets  were kept alive through their  first precarious week by the patience and resourcefulness of Dr  A. R. Dafoe, is told by Keith  Munro in the January- Reader's  Digest. The article is condensed  from the book, "The Aspirin  Age."  The Digest author, then a reporter for the Toronto Star, recalls that an old-fashioned baby  incubator, heated by hot water,  doubtless saved the lives of the  smallest and weakest of the girls,  Marie and Emilie. In Toronto, the  Star was having special incubators made; meanwhile there  was no electric current in the  Dionne home and Marie couldn't  wait for the new incubators to  arrive. "She had far too little to  wait with."  The smallest babies Dr Dafoe  had ever seen ��� and he had delivered some 1500 in 25 years ���  all five of the quintuplets together weighed less than 11 pounds  on their fifth day. Crises were  frequent; Marie's life hung in  the balance for all of the first  week. Rum, administered in two-  drop doses, saved Marie time and  again, the author contends. Asked by some prominent doctors  why he used rum instead of  brandy, Dafoe replied characteristically, "Rum is cheap ��� and  besides,  it works."  Dafoe, who "looked like any-^  thing but a world figure," after-^  ward insisted that he had "done  nothing much." Baby specialists  said later that it was just this  "do-nothingness" that saved the  quints. Their spark of life was  so weak it could not have survived the kind of handling normal babies get. Realizing this,'  Dafoe told his nurses: "Don't  take them up more than once a  day."  WHEN COLD WINDS BLOW  When the north wind blows  cold we need a good, hearty  breakfast to start off the day on  the right foot. Nothing beats a  hot cereal for a morning "waker-  upper" but it's smart to make  sure that the cereal used has the  "whole grain", label.  a Christmas  party for grades   1  DENTAL DEFECTS  Sechelt   School   NeWS to 3- The children played games      Hidden defects in your child's  and received bags of candy from teeth  may  cause  a lot   of pain  YOUR OWN SAFETY  Canada's government services  aim to protect you from impure  or * adulterated food and drugs.  You can help, protect yourself by  reporting to the food and drug  inspector all instances of impure  foods that come to your attention. You are entitled to good  food. Help the government see  to it that you get it. There is a  food and drug inspector in your  district. He is ready and willing  to serve you at all timies.  ;��� i  By  ELAINE   GOWLAND Santa Claus. On the same after-  A woman trying to maneouver!  noon   grades 4 to 12 had a pic- and trouble for him and a great  her sedan but of a parking space  went through them. This produc HAVE  any  flying  saucers,    air ture-show at the Sechelt  Pavil- deal of expense for you if they J���**^ ttocjr InTmSSv  fnTppirrv,    nhipft��5 ion. A Laurel and Hardy picture are not treated quickly. Cavities a  L,��,. lxie. car Denina ��"�� unauy,  lUXt-lgll       UUjeLlb                 -.���__���   _..   ,     _. X_57   .   ,.__ _                    ���           J                                milliner    in+_-_    fho   ctroot     c_tT<,,_VL- ��� ������  ed an effect similar to being in-      balloons     or  side a washing ^machine with the been  seen  flying  over  when the pulling into the street, struck a  rotato/g^^^^t^TO^:  ^d-vidStyTpStrt "be alarmed, ^ screamy of ^ ^aughter, ^was  teeth are clewed thoroughly and ^0^^^  Sechelt was shown first and, judging by  often  develop    even  larmed, ^he   ;  ever  this   happened  I forcefully  they were probably a couple of Y,^rv  cvci   tm_   udppeuca  x  lorceiuiiy mey were proodoiy a coupie 01  Christmas"filmed  inAustralia   regularly,  so periodical visits  to  proached her. "Let's see your 1^  told myself that a converted fair- harmless     hydrogen-filled     bal-  ^nnstmas,    liimed  m Australia,           dentist  are  a   "must"   Your  cense" he dPman_.pH                      :;  mile   can   weather   anvthine    or loons set off bv the erades 9 and was also shown. After the show,  ���% J*en���Sl. arf  a ���must\.  Y0U*  ce^e'  ,xne, demanded-^.      ���    , .  ��_��+ 7-dn   weatner   anyunng,   or loons set on oy me graces a ana                 ranfqv werp mven nnt hv child's "baby teeth"  are import-      "Don't   be   silly,   officer,"   she  that the skipper and crew could 10   science   class.   It   all   started bags of candy were given out by ^ D(m,t                 them>                           ..Who,d   f   y'me     U(:enser,  not possibly look so darn cheer-  after    various    chemicals    were  c��driia- _  ��    y ���  ful  if   we  had   one   scupper  in mixed  together    and    hydrogen      We had a visit from  Dr Mc-  Davy   Jone's   locker.   The   uplift was     produced.     Two    balloons  Coll,  Monday.   He   came  to  an-  of this latter reflection was tern- which    just    happened    to    be nounce the winners of the Board  pered, somewhat, by vivid mem- around   (Barry's   idea,   maybe?)   of  Trade   essay   contest.     Prize-  ories of the heroism of men of were filled, tagged and let float winners  were Betty Pratt, win-  the sea. However no one seemed where may.                                         ning three dollars for the name,  anxious   to   get     busy     sending The   Legion   Hall on Monday,  "Central Peninsula"    Board    of  SOS's on the radio telephone, so December  19,  was the  scene  of Trade.   Jean   Scott   took  second  I was forced to conclude that we   ��� nrize    with    "Sechelt    District"  prize  would arrive at. our  destination  the proper word   But   anyway I Board   of  Trade   and   won   two  some  time,  little  the  worse for DO wish everyone, everywhere a dollars.  the pounding  Three hours later we did arrive. The sea was comparatively  calm, the sun was shining brightly and it was difficult to realize  that the going had been so rugged so short a time before.  The next twelve hours were  spent having the delayed breakfast, trying to do four hours of  Christmas shopping in 40 minutes, an attempt to glamorize the  old exterior, attending the dinner, having another breakfast  ... this one at 2:30 a.m. . . .  This was supposed to give us an  extra half hour sleep and ensure  that we wouldn't need breakfast  before getting the ferry at Horseshoe Bay at" 9 a.m.  The rest will be continued in  the next issue for anyone hardy  enough to go on with this.  And now a quick switch in locale and mood to the present and  here. Greetings are in order for  the new year to .all the sound  people who have' read this far.  Perhaps condolences   would   be  contented 365 days. And in the The baby clinics are now be-  true spirit of my Hindu friend, ing held at the high school build-  "May   your   shadow   never   les-  ing  on the first Wednesday    in  sen.  each month.  Oil Heating Installation  We repair all heating breakdowns  1  Tire Prices Up  We bought stock early. These are  selling at  Old Prices  Buy now and save money.  TRY US.  LAURIE SPECK  Shop!  GIBSONS  J  ilver Grill  WILSON   CREEK SECHELT  By "ARIES"  WE WISH you all a very happy  and prosperous NEW YEAR. It  seemed strange not to have a column to write during the holidays. We. noticed many visitors  here during the festive season,  Misses Muriel and Violet Potts  of Vancouver visiting Mr and  Mrs E. S. Clayton. Mr Hugh  Buckley pi Vancouver visiting  Mr and Mrs R. S. Hackett pinch-  hitting for Bob Hackett who was  unable to get home for Christmas. It seemed strange not to see  Bob around as he has never missed a Chijistmas holiday with his  parents except when he was  overseas. ; However, he phoned  long distance so that was something. Mr} and Mrs Alec Bain and  Mrs Vera Hickey of Vancouver  visiting Mr and Mrs Bob Cooke  at. Porpoise Bay. Miss Ella and  Miss Bessie Jameson and Miss  Baycroft;'all of Vancouver, visiting Mr and Mrs W. J. Mayne; Mr  and Mrs Ivan Ross and small son  of Vancouver visiting Mrs Lydia  Ross and'family; Mrs Cooper and  Miss Mary Cooper, Vancouver,  visiting Mr and Mrs Harry Billingsley; !Mr Fred Archer, of  Powell River, visiting Mr and  Mrs Joe Archer. Also Mr and  Mrs Russell Deane and Mrs Mc-  Phaydon of Ladner visiting Mr  and Mrs Walter Deane. Mr and  Mrs Ralph Dunn and daughter  Vicki of Vancouver visiting Mr  and Mrs Ted Osborne.  We were delighted to be invited to the Christmas concert  arranged b^ the Sunday school  teachers of the Mission church.  The little folk did their parts so  well and were so pleased with  the prizes which they had won  presented by Pastor W. Elliott.  We noticed so .many nice voices  in the group, especially the number by the bigger girls. Refreshments were served by the ladies  and with meeting old friends and  making new ones we really did  enjoy ourselves.  We also attended the Nativity  play by the St Hilda's church  children's choir and feel that  possibly this was a little bit difficult for children of this age.  The smaller children were unable  to understand the religious significance and there were many  hilarious moments which o f  course there should not be. However it is not the first time this  has happened. Well do we remember.  Some years ago when one of  the teachers was ambitious  enough to have one of these  plays it was in the little school  house on the hill. One of the  boys, who by the way, is a married man here now, was the Inn  Keeper and lacking a door Joseph had to knock for admittance  on the curtain. The Inn Keeper  Church Services  ANGLICAN SERVICES  January 15���Second Sunday  in Epiphany.  St  Bartholomew's,  Gibsons���  11 a.m.���Morning Prayer.  11 a.m.���Sunday School.  St Hida's. Roberts Creek���  I p.m.���Sunday School.  1:45 p.m.���Evensong.  St Hidan's, Roberts Creek���  II a.m.���Sunday School.  3:15   p.m.���Evensong.  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Jan. 9, 1950  3  Film of Import  "DUST OR Destiny" is the technicolor  film   which    will     be  shown at Gibsons United Church.  January 20.  Sponsored by the AOTS, it is  a production of Moody Institute  of Science and deals with science-  animal life in conjunction with  their relation to the scriptures.  This promises to be another sellout as have been the last three  sponsored by the same group.  It is pointed out that these  films are so accurate they are  used as text films by the United  States armed services as part of  their training for every service  man.  Santa at Selma Park  SELMA PARK.���More than 50  youngsters had a big time  when Santa Claus visited them  at a party sponsored by Selma  Park   Community   Centre.  Mrs Duncan McColl was in  charge of arrangements. Each  child was presented with a surprise.  MECHANICALLY   SPEAKING  A good mechanic watches over  his machine constantly, repairing or replacing parts at the first  sign of wear and tear. The human machine also needs an occasional check-up to see that all  the parts are working well.  You'll get better service from  your body if you make repairs  while they are small���before  they disrupt the whole function  of the machine.  I clXI  Call CECIL LAWRENCE  Sechelt 36  Business and Professional  DIRECTORY  _J  Please Clip This Directory Our 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  _*���  I  Will call and buy for cash,  beer bottles, scrap metal, etc.  Calls made at intervals from  Hopkins; to Irvines Landing.  -���"R, H. STROSHEIN  Wilson   Creek  GARBAGE DISPOSAL  Typewriter Sales and  Service  Agent for Remington  For Fast, Accurate Service  see  COLIN WINGRAVE  Gibsons,  B.C.  Garbage Disposal Service  weekly or monthly  Sechelt, West Sechelt,  Selma Park only  For Information write or  'phone  Union Steamship Co.  Phone Sechelt, 22  GENERAL HAULING  TAXI  PENINSULA CABS  24-Hour Service  2 Phones ��� 2 Cabs  WILSON CREEK and  SELMA PARK  Phone   Sechelt  66  GIFT STORE  Headquarters for Wool,  Notions,  Cards, Toys,  Miscellaneous Gifts  Gibsons 5-10-15 Store  Left of Post Office  Gibsons, B.C.  BILL'S  TAXI  Reliable 24 Hour Service  Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Bill Mervyn  Phone Halfmoon Bay 7-U  LAND CLEARING  TRANSFER-TRUCKERS  Bulldozing ��� Clearing  Grading ��� Excavating  Road Building  PHONE A.   E.  RITCHEY  Gibsons 86, Gibsons, B.C.  HANSEN TRANSFER  GENERAL CARTAGE  GOOD BUSHWOOD  Phone Sechelt 28  Sechelt, B.C.  PLUMBING-HARDWARE  PLUMBING and HEATING  Hardware, Plumbing Supplies  Heating Necessities  "Serving the Peninsula"  Marshall's   Hardware  Phone Gibson���33  SUNSET HARDWARE  GIBSONS  Registered Plumbers  PLUMBING  Sales   and   Contracting  MARINE ��� COMMERCIAL ��� DOMESTIC  REFRIGERATION  Sales and Service  ��  WALK-IN BOXES 9   DEEP FREEZERS  ���   HEATING and OIL FURNACES  GUARANTEED  SECOND  HAND COMMERCIAL  REFRIGERATOR  UNITS  FOR SALE  W. J. MYLOR  ROBERTS CREEK  Phone Roberts Creek 24K  bellows out at the top of his  voice right in the midst of the  opening sentence of Joseph. Hey!  wait a minute. I haven't got to  the door yet. Well now everyone  laughed and could we help it.  The next time we put on the Nativity was during Miss Freda  Stocks' time and it was beautiful. Violet Woods was the Virgin  Mother and she was a very lovely  girl. It was just the older group  of children and they practised  for months with the assistance  of Mr and Mrs Jack Mayne. However a lot of credit goes to those  who put so much work into this  play. It was arranged under  great difficulties, the stage and  lighting were most unsuitable,  and the hall very cold.  Mr and Mrs Walter McKissock  with Maureen and Geraldine  spent their Christmas holidays  at loco, guests of Mr and Mrs  Frank Martin. They had a wonderful time. Sorry to hear that  Mrs McKissock's brother, Norman Taylor, was taken to hospital. Many of us remember Norman when he camped here as a  small boy. We hope he will soon  be on the road to recovery.  Sorry also to hear that Mrs  Geo. Phillips has a very painful  injured arm. We have no details  but hope she will be feeling better soon.  Noticed here from Courtney  was Harold Ingram visiting his  wife Betty, the former Betty  Youngson and Mr and Mrs Wm  Youngson.  Also saw Mr and Mrs Roy Marshall and baby son. Mrs Marshall  was formerly Janet Hansen and  was visiting her parents, Mr and  Mrs Louis Hansen.  During the recent visit of the  M Catholic Archbishop, H. M.Duke,,  a reception was held at GLENDALOUGH, the home of Mr and  Mrs W. J. Mayne, who entertained in his honor and many people  in the parish called on His Grace  and enjoyed a visit with him.  Who was the most popular  bachelor in Sechelt during the  Christmas holidays. Mr Ed Cluse,  "Thass who." And you know  why? He was the WINNAH of  all that wonderful AVON cosmetics: Lipstick, Perfume, Talcum, Hand Lotion, and what  have you,' but there was also a  wonderful shaving kit in the box  so he didn't do so badly for himself. We were hoping to put a  little of that Golden Promise behind our ears but we didn't  make the grade. Ah me.  Visiting here recently was Mr  and Mrs Fred Hack as guests of  Mr and Mrs Guy Powell; also  Miss Lenore Hack, all of Vancouver.  Mr W. A. Lawrence of Vancouver was a recent visitor here.  Father of the local bus line operator, Cecil Lawrence, he enjoyed his stay with his family,  especially the two granddaughters, Jean and Judy.  FOR SALE��� PERSONAL���  Mr and Mrs Dick Klein (Dick   CLEARANCE   1,000   typewriters SHIP BY Gulf Lines Express to  and   Paddy)   with   Mr   and  Mrs      and    adding    machines.     The or from Vancouver. Low rates.  Stan   Clatt   of   Vancouver   were  Lightning Desk  Model  Portable Fast   service.   Careful   handling,  here for a  short visit over the  Adding   Machine,     adds   to   99,- Specify  Gulf Lines  Express,    tf  holidays. 999.99,  subtracts,  multiplies  and ���  divides;    durable   all-steel   con- FOR SALE���  Noticed at the dinner dance in struction; easy to operate���fast LARGE baby crib, never used.  Sechelt Inn on New Year's Eve: and accurate; fully guaranteed. Complete with mattress and  Mr and Mrs Dick Klein, Mr and To clear $19.95 each. Also all spring. $20. W. H. Skellett, Gib-  Mrs   Stan   Clapp,   Mr   and   Mrs standard popular    model    type- sons.                                        2702-1  Wygard, Mr and Mrs McDermott,  writers,     regular   price   $155   to   Mr and Mrs E. Parr Pearson, Mr  $175  each. To clear $40.00 each. ROOM AND  BOARD���  and   Mrs   Rankin,   Mrs   Thelma Also  later models    $50.00  each. ROOM and board or just    room  Brooker, Mrs Cecil Lawrence, Mr Excellent  condition,   guaranteed. available in  comfortable' priv-  and Mrs Mickey Coe, Mr and Mrs Deposit    $5.00,    balance    C.O.D. ate home at Selma Park. Phone  E.   Renton,  Mr  and    Mrs    Bob Write  Capitol    Equipment    Co., Sechelt 32 for details.       2543-tfn  Cooke, Doctor and Mrs Duncan 2098 St. Catherine St. W��� Mon-   McColl, Mr and Mrs Ted Osborne  treal 25, Que. 25      Senior,   and Mr and Mrs  West,   : :   RIFLES at wholesale prices. .303  and many others who called after SUMMER homesites in the cele- Lee Enfield Converted Sport-  midnight to wish all a Happy brated and beautiful Jervis In- ing Models; High-Power preci-  New Year.                                           let area on Vanguard  B.iy,  an-" sion  repeaters-   10   shot   detach-  size you desire fro^n 2 acres up, able magazine; barrel up to 30";  We   wish  to   congratulate   Mr at only $100 per acre   Vanguard excellent   condition,   guaranteed,  and  Mrs   H.  Newcomen  on  the  Bay  offers unexcelled   5- oat   an- $37.50  each.    Also    unconverted  birth   of  a  baby  daughter.   We chorage. Cod and salmon fishing Military  Models  in  good   condi-  hope that this was what the boys with   fresh   water   hke   onlv   l tion, $27.50 each. Will ship C.O.D.  Henry and Jerry wanted. It will blcck   inland.   Fcr   details   write Write     Sportsmen's     Wholesale  be mighty nice to have a baby to W.  E. Haskins, Pender Har- Supply,   2098  St.   Catherine   St.,  sister,                                               bor.                                             tfn W. Montreal 25, Que.               25  NOTICE  Mrs. Aline Marten.  A.T.CcM. and A.M.U.S.  (now of Gibsons)  wishes to announce she will conduct  Pre-Sclool Wdren's Classes  JANUARY 9th  Regular Music Classes as Usual  Children. Prepared for Exams.  (Eke ��oast Msuis  CLASSIFIED  ADVERT  3 Lines (15 words) for 35c 3 Insertions (same ad) 75c  Extra words, above 15-word min., 2c each.   Cash with order.  Notices, Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c Insertion  LITTLE ADS ...  BIG RESULTS BHTgTKwarirmnniTTra  4  THE COAST NEWS. Monday, Jan. 9, 1950  Bowen Island  By   PEARL   PUNNETT  By   JEAN  JEFFRIES  AFTER two weeks' holiday it's  time I got back in the swim.  So I'll start out by saying hello  to my new boss and wish him  the best of luck.  Speaking of swimming, it  would seem that Egmont has  started a polar bear club���without intent, of course.  Ben Griffith let a 15-pound cod  pull him partly overboard the  other day.  Another instance was where  an unidentified young man hopped out of a plane and, in attempting to make the plane fast,  fell in the water.  Next evening, Mr Race, Pender Harbour, rell in and the following morning Bobby La Fortune did the same thing.  The recent heavy rains have  brought trouble aplenty to the  L. M. & N. Logging Company by  almost flooding the camp, but  the men worked until midnight  directing the water away from  the buildings.  Sorry to hear that Mrs Neu-  feldt is confined to hospital for  a few weeks.  Graene West Is iiome after  spending a few days in St Mary's  Hospital. Mrs Passos and her  baby daughter arrived home the  other day.  Well, Christmas is all over and  I hope that everyone had a nice  time and that all the weary  mothers can now relax.  The daily plane service did a  big business here the other day���  no less than four passengers and  two youngsters. They were Mrs  G. Page and Gail, Mrs La Fortune and Bobby, Bob and Reid  Bryson.  Mrs Page and Mrs La Fortune  have gone to visit their mother,  Mrs Jenkins, at Langley Prairie.  Bob Bryson has returned to the  interior after spending Christmas with his mother, Mrs P.  Crowe-Swords. Reid has gone to  visit his grandfather on Las-  quita Island.  The Charlie Phillips' were glad  to be able to move into their  new home for Christmas. Mr Ed  Hinks of Vancouver is staying  at the home of his daughter, Mrs  J.  S. Murray.  Once more the Egmont children presented a wonderful  Christmas concert. Mr and Mrs  Bardson certainly do wonders  with the kiddies and even more  than that when you consider the  number of first graders.  The schoolhouse's sides were  bulging with guests. Mr Green  counted 80 adults, then gave up  as they still kept on coming.  One of the great needs here is  a community hall for our concerts.  Belated birthday greetings  should go out to Alf Jeffries,  who celebrated his eightieth anniversary last week, and may  you have many more, Alf.  Shirley Phillips is home for  the holidays. She is attending  the Fairview School of Commerce in Vancouver.  THE DANGER  OF FEAR  Fear of financial loss through  long hospitalization, doctor's bills  axid loss of work often deters  people from checking with a  doctor when they suspect they  are suffering from cancer. But  fear is one of cancer's best allies. It often delays diagnosis  and treatment of curable cancer  until it is too late. Don't let fear  prevent you from making sure.  A typical sugar factory makes  over 800 chemical and polari-  scopic tests a day to ensure 99.9  purity of the finished product.  MRS G. CLAY and Mrs W.  Coleridge both spent the  Christmas holidays in St Paul's  Hospital beds. I hear Mrs Clay  will be home soon. Mrs Coleridge  is doing very well. Another bed  patient is Eric Inglis, he has  been there two weeks now and  may be there that, much yet.  Hope you will soon be up and  around Eric. Mrs E. Stanley  spent her Christmas holidays in  bed in Pender Harbour Hospital.  Bill Lissiman has recovered  from a bad attack of 'flu. While  walking around I noticed that  Miss Mary Slinn is home. She is  a student at St Paul's Hospital.  Also noted Miss Ruth Norris,  which is a student at Coquitlam  Hospital; Mr and Mrs Murray  Kane, from Ashcroft; Mr and  Mrs Jack Pilling from Vancouver,  while Eddie Battison was visiting between ferries.  Wilfred Nestman is home from  the fisheries patrol for 10 days.  Tub and Doris Skellett and baby  from Gambier were visiting their  parents Mr and Mrs William  Skellett; Mr and Mrs Sowden at  Gower Point were hosts to their  three sons and niece; Mrs J.  Husby had visitors, Louise and  her husband from Seattle and  Mr John Husby home from Vancouver, they left for Nanaimo to  visit their sister Dorcas.  Ed Curtis was here from Vancouver for a few days. Dick  Hammond was down from Porpoise Bay. Cliff Leach and family had Christmas in Vancouver  as did Johnny Bertram and family; Mame and Jack Lowden and  Mrs Marge Leslie.  Mrs George Walsh and two  children have gone east for the  holidays. Back in their own  home, Mr and Mrs James Shutz  and baby daughter Marianne.  They tell me Mrs Ivy Battison  is now Mrs Ivy Beal. Congratulations.  Mr and Mrs Jim Veitch have  now taken up residence in the  Gough house. Greeting cards arrived from Father Baxter who  is now in Annapolis; Mrs Williamson and family 'who are in  Prince Rupert; Mrs Helen Gibson (nee Reilly), who is in Dresden, Ontario.' A note arrived  from our mutual friends Tom  Bond and partner who were frequent visitors over here from  Keats; Frank Campbell from  Wells. Mr and Mrs Nick Sotiros  are still in Vancouver waiting  for their bundle from heaven.  An orchid should go to the  post office for the very fine job  they did on the Christmas mail.  (A petal and stamen from us  here also. The Ed.) We think  the phone office deserves some  sort of very fine orchidaceous  plant for the fine job they did  during the long hours of- duty  during the festive season.  A scallion to myself for the  mental and verbal blasting I  gave the mail order dept. of our  Mr Kennedy's fine establishment in Vancouver when all the  time it was locked up in Harry  Smith's little. cubicle down on  the wharf. Our Christmas parcel  arrived in England just in time  to help out with the making of  Christmas cakes.  Santa was good to us in many  ways but none better than in  the night he gave us to go to  midnight mass. The snow was  falling in bright moonlight. It  really looked like Christmas.  Another year has rolled  around. It has been a good year  for some and not so good for  others. Many dear friends have  left and new ones have come  along . . . that is life, and time  is a wonderful healer. What the  New Year will bring we do not  know.  It may be just as well that we  A HAPPY New Year to the editor,   staff   and   all  readers   of  The Coast News.  Mr and Mrs Eddie Lawrence  with Donna and Gary left on  December 20 for Stony Mountain, Manitoba, to spend Christmas and New Year with their  respective families, and while  there the children are to be  christened in the same church  where their parents were married three years ago on January  1. They expect to be away for  three weeks.  On December 17 the annual  Christmas concert, was held by  children in the school. The room  was packed and everyone enjoyed the  efforts of the young-  cannot see that far ahead. New  Year's resolutions will be made  and broken but that is also being human.  I'd like to say to all my readers, if I have said or written  anything that hurt in any way  then I hope I will be forgiven,  for it was never meant to hurt  at any time. And I would like  to close with that little verse  from my favorite singer of  hymns, expressing my sincere  wishes to you all:  "If   I   have   wounded   any   soul  today,  If I have caused one foot to go  astray,  If I have walked in my own sinful way,  Dear Lord, forgive. . . ."  May you  have  a very happy  and  prosperous   New   Year   and  may  God  never  cease  to  smile  on you.  sters, and then came the big  moment when Santa arrived and  distributed the gifts to nearly 60  children. Refreshments were  served afterwards by the senior  girls.  On December 21' a party with  Christmas tree was held in the  church. The children entertained  the adults with singing carols,  . etc., and then the ladies of the  church served refreshments to  the children and the parents.  Afterwards each child was given  a present, bag of candy and an  orange. Everyone seemed to have  a good  time.  On December 28, at the home  of Mrs McKirdy, an afternoon  tea was held and a silver collection given in aid of the electric  light fund. It was a very wet  afternoon, so the attendance was  rather disappointing. It is hoped  to  have the  church wired  and  lights in before the summer.  Mrs M. Brand and Beverley  are spending the festive season  in Vancouver.  Mr and Mrs Stuart Jamieson  and three children of Burnaby  were here over the New Year  at the home of Mrs Jamieson's  parents, Mr and Mrs James Collins.  Mr and Mrs Billy James went  to Abbotsford for Christmas to  visit their daughter and family,  Mr and Mrs J. Taylor.  A visiting French orchestra,  routed across country in obsolete,  unheated busses, sues for "intangible" damages. You, mean  the chipped vertebrae doesn't  show in the X-ray?  Red Cedar Yellow Cedar Fir  IN ALL DIMENSIONS  ROUGH - PLANED - SHIPLAP  We deliver anywhere on the Peninsula  BURNS & JACKSON SAWMILL  L  Phone Wilson Creek 15 M-2  Wilson Creek  THE I'llim,1 III. MUSEUM OF MURAL  HISTORY ID ANTHROPOLOGY  Founded in 1886 for the purpose of advancing knowledge concerning the wildlife and the native peoples of  our Province.  The Provincial Museum provides the following services:  1.- Maintains large collections of animals, plants and  Indian materials from all parts of the Province for  reference and student use.  2. Maintains exhibits, free to the public.  3. Provides publications in popular form at nominal  costs. '* "  4. Provides motion-picture programmes and lectures for  children and adults.  5. Prepares school loan material such as portable exhibits, collections and films.  6. Provides identification service and source of information.  7. Carries on field investigation and research.  For further information write to: The Director, Provincial  Museum, Victoria, B.C.  DEPARTMENT   OF   EDUCATION  Hon. W. T. Straith, K.C., Minister  VICTORIA, B.C.  I  y  I  ii  V  I,  _  1  Travel on  Sea Bus and  Pacific Stage  Commuter Rates  SECHELT  $4.05 return  CATCH THE BUS AT YOUR DOOR  WILSON CREEK  $3.65 return  MINBI MARY W. RENNIE  ���BgB____a_gH__c__oai_a_ai__z____aa  BY THE TIME these notes are  in print, the festive season will  be past for another year, and  most of us will be back to the  usual round of duties. We hope  that all the readers of the Coast  News have had a happy, refreshing holiday, and extend best  wishes for a "Guid New Year"  to all.  We regret that the "Notes"  were absent from the last issue  of the paper. We had not been  informed of the change of date  of publication in time to get an  earlier mail. They went in the  usual mail, but evidently were  too late for the earlier edition of  the paper..  On New Year's Day morning,  when I looked out at the fresh  snow that had fallen during the  night lying so smooth and even,  it appeared to me as if 1950 lay  before us ljke a new copy book.  I thought of how I used to like  to turn over a fresh page in my  scribbler" or copy book when I  was at school, and how I always  was so careful to write my best,  but somehow or other before the  page was filled there would be  some blots or errors and I was  alwavs annoyed at myself for  not  having   a   perfect  page.   So  Hassans'  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  The  Old-Established  General     Store  SUPPLYING  FAMILIES.  FISHERMEN AND  CAMPS  Latest   in   Novelties  and  Toys.  Fish Buyers  HOME GAS STATION  Mechanical Refrigeration  Fresh Deliveries on Hand  Always.  Steer for  Hassans' Landing  Midway South Shore  1950 is here and great things are  expected from the second half  of the century. May it be in  God's Providence that the new  page that 1950 will write its  records on will be well written  with few blunders, mistakes or  blots.  The residents of this district  who have been away for the last  two weeks are returning slowly.  Mr, and Mrs Mc Alpine, Mr and  Mrs Allan, Mr and Mrs Parkinson are back again. It will be  nice to see their homes opened  up and the lights on again. Mrs  George Walsh with her children,  Mary and George, are still visiting with her parents in Toronto.  Mr and Mrs Mullett have also  returned home.  Two recent weddings which  were celebrated in Vancouver  during last week are of special  interest to the folks here. One  of them was the wedding of Mr  Alexander Fleming Smith, son  of Justice and Mrs Sidney Smith,  and Eleanor Weld Mathewson,  daughter of Mr and Mrs Chester  H. Mathewson. The ceremony  took place in Christ Church  Cathedral on December 26. Dean  Cecil Swanson officiated. When  the newlyweds return from their  motor trip to California, they  will make their home at Smithers, B.C. The groom is known by  many of the residents as he has  spent many vacations at his parents' summer home at Soames  Point.  The other wedding of interest  here is that of the granddaughter of Mr and Mrs Trant of  Soames Point, Diana Elise Trant,  daughter of Mr and Mrs Harold  Trant, and Mr Peter Fraser.  Dean Cecil Swanson officiated  at the ceremony, which took  place at Christ Church Cathedral. When the young couple return from their honeymoon, they  will take up Residence in Quesnel, B.C.  It was with deep regret that  the folks here read of the sudden death of Mr Robert F. C.  Marrion, Kitsilano High School  teacher. He passed away last  Tuesday. Mr and Mrs Marrion  and their two daughters were  very well known at Granthams  as they spent their summer vacations at their . cottage by the  beach on the "Reserve" for many  years. Our sincerest sympathy is  extended to Mrs Marrion and  her daughters Ester and Nancy  in their bereavement. We also  express deep sympathy to Mr  Marrion's  parents    in    the loss  they have sustained in the death  THE COAST  NEWS, Monday, Jon.  9,  1950  of their son.  "   Mr and Mrs Walter Chambers  are  back   at   Granthams  for     a  week.   Since   last   summer   they  have been staying at Langley  Prairie. They have come back to  pack up their goods and chattels  and are leaving on Wednesday.  They will take up residence at  Glen Valley, where they intend  to open a store. The good wishes  of their friends here go with  them for success in their new  venture.  Mr Ed Roberts was the guest  of Mr and Mrs G. Hunter at  New Year's at the Guest House.  These   few  notes  will  be   the  To John Kelola  Xmas Means Help  GAMBIER     ISLAND.   ���   The  Christmas  spirit  is  more than  just a saying to lucky John Ketola and his family.  After escaping with their lives  from their home which had been  washed into the sea by a land-  last from this correspondent for  a few weeks as we are going  over to the Island on a vacation.  In the meantime, best wishes to  all for a Happy New Year.  slide, Mr and Mrs Ketola and infant daughter faced a bleak holiday. But neighbors came to the  rescue and with the true kindness of the season and the islands, they worked together and  turned what could have been a  heartbreaking time into one of  joy and good cheer.  In a letter of thanks to the  people of the islands, Mr Ketola  points out it was only through  their generosity that his family  had of the good things for  Christmas.  A special note of thanks is  attached to the Army and Navy  Memorial Club for their "true  Christmas   kindness."  Capfa/b 4forpa/?'$ /h tbm?/  //  Guests will appreciate the warm welcome of the  host who serves both brands of Captain Morgan Rum .;;  Gold Label, rich and full bodied���Black Label,  extra smooth and flavourful.  GOLD LABEL  RUM  &^&&f  Blended in Canada from carefully selected rare old rums  by Captain Morgan Rum Distillers Limited.  Sechelt-Jervis  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 10U2  SECHELT ��� Coast News, Phone 32  PENDER HARBOUR���Bill Donley, da 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  THE TEXT-BOOK l!l!i\HI  A special branch of the Department of Education has been  in existence since 1908 to assist in keeping educational costs  low, so that all pupils might have an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY  TO PARTICIPATE to the fullest extent in the educational  opportunities offered throughout our B.C. public school  system.  *  *  *  *  #  Text-book costs, in a free school system, unless they are  reasonable, are frequently the cause of promising students  leaving school before they have attained that scholastic  standard their natural aptitude and ability warrants.  ���  *  #  *  The Text-Book Branch purchases by the "carload lot" the  required books for B.C., establishes a proper retail price,  and sells to dealers throughout the province. It distributes  to the various schools the prescribed text-books FOR THE  FIRST SIX GRADES, and they are loaned to pupils WITHOUT COST. In GRADES VII TO XIII PUPILS may rent all  the prescribed text-books for a NOMINAL RENTAL FEE.  *  ���  *  *  .*  *  Through the adoption of proper business methods, text-book  costs in British Columbia are comparatively low, and the  branch is operated at no cost to the tax-payer.  *  *  *  *  *  *  TEXT-BOOK BRANCH  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION  VICTORIA, B.C.  Hon. W. T. Straith, K.C., Minister  It V Cheaper, Quicker, Easier  ERTS CREEK  5-30 return  \ TRAVEL AND IN TOWN EXPENSES  GIBSONS  $2.40 return  to VANCOUVER  CENTRE  OUR EXPRESS COSTS YOU LESS  Help To  SUPPORT  Youi Own Community By A.   JOHNSTON  THE ABSENCE   of this  column  prior to the Holidays was due  to a total lack of printable news.  The lull before the storm as it  were, as the past weeks have  been most remarkable with a  tugboat beached on fire at Davies  Bay, flash-floods sending all  creeks to unprecedented high  levels causing untold damage,  snow and frost with frozen water  pipes, the Yuletide with all its  excitement and finally New  Years with its frolics and parties  heralding the second inning of  the Twentieth Century. Thank  Heaven it is over. I trust all readers of this column have already  heard or read the details of the  above mentioned events, as at  the time of writing this I have  only 20 minutes left to make the  deadline of this week's issue,  hence let the above suffice.  The Tyson family has moved  into their new home on Wilson  Creek road. The floods did considerable damage to the fields  as Wilson Creek rose nearly  three feet above normal. Wilson  Creek road bridge* was closed to  traffic, being declared unsafe by  Provincial  DPW road foreman.  Some twenty-eight people gathered for a New Year's party at  Mr and Mrs L. S. Jackson's residence at Wilson Creek. A turkey  and ham dinner with all the  trimmings were served as well  as the traditional Holiday cheer.  Everyone had a marvellous time  until the party broke up in the  early hours of 1950.  Ronald and Roger, twin sons of  Capt and Mrs Andrew Johnston  of Wilson Creek road, returned  to New Westminster Junior High  School on Wednesday after  spending the holidays at their  parents' home. And last but not  least, to the Editor, the Staff and  all readers, may this year bring  you all the happiness and contentment you have been wishing  for.  HIDDEN DANGERS  Behavior problems in children  are often aggravated by an unsympathetic attitude on the part  of the parents due to ignorance  of the cause of the problem.  When behavior problems loom,  parents are well advised to consult their family doctor who can  give expert guidance in solving  what may be an important puzzle.  Circumstances alter cases, and  while it's fatal for a football  eleven to lack depth, it does  something for a blonde.  1950  an  d  EATON'S  renews its pledge  ��� To bring you quality  merchandise at fair  prices.  ��� To give you the same  high standard of service.  ��� To maintain, for your  protection, the same  rigid inspection of all  goods sold under the  EATON name.  ��� To adhere to the same  strictly accurate description and illustration in  its advertising.  .And, as always, to stand  proudly behind its Guarantee���  MsAfc  JsLcffirtsza CftftAtep  <*T, EATON C��  UKTO  fAT^lSi'S  ne Sail PLUS EXTRA  PAIR PANTS foi  Price of One Suit  IN CONJUNCTION WITH FACTORY FROM EAST  OFFER GOOD FOR ONE MONTH  Men's  GIBSONS  'mi Wi  w  ?  II  "This" said Betty to a momentarily flustered  Bob, "is the beginning of a new year with a  lot of wonderful possibilities for us.  "The Bank Manager and I were chatting  about the new year and he told me what the  Bank President had said in his speech about  our future.*  "And, you know Bob, I never realized before  what great possibilities there are for you and  me and every Canadian.'  ��  In the Bank President's words:  "The underlying trend for Canada is decidedly upward���we are still a young and  growing country." There are immediate  problems, to be sure. But Canada's unfolding  resources and growing capacity to develop  them can make the next fifty years a half  century of realization of Laurier's famous  quotation: "The twentieth century belongs  to Canada.'*  *For the fall text of the address by Mr.  H. L. Enman, President, to the 118th Annual Meeting of The Bank of Nova Scotia,  ���write to the Publicity Department, General  Manager's   Office,   Toronto,   Ontario.  Branch Manager: T. G. Dunn  8  1  J  1  }  A SSCN OF GOOD, FRIENDSHIP  1 PENDER HARBOUR  By "SARAL"  TOO LATE to say Merry Xmas  but may I wish staff and readers alike all success  and health  m the coming year.  �� Haven't full reports on the  Xmas parties'at the schools. But  I hear they had lots of fun and  just as much to eat. I'm. sure  "Judy" will report on the preschool party at the landing.  i Mr and Mrs Reg Spicer left on  ���the "Mariner" for Vancouver  fwith son Gary accompanying  .them.  X;  *!  Mrs   S.   J.     Stephenson,     Mrs  fjlfercy Harris with Margaret and  ��avid   arrived   Friday    last    to  feak,Tired, Nervous,  'epiess Men, Women  Get New Vim, Vigor, Vitality  ��y goodbye to these weak, always tired feelings,  epresalon and nervousness due to weak, thin  jtood. Get up feeling fresh, be peppy alt day, have  ienty ot vitality left over by evening. Take Ostrex.  Kmtalns Iron, vitamin Bi, calcium, phosphorus  Irblood building, body strengthening, stimulation.  ivlgorates system; Improves appetite, digestive  were. Costs little. New "get acquainted" size  -'7 60o. Try Ostrex Tonic Tablets for new, nor-  i p��p, vim, vigor, this very day. At all druggists.  spend the 'holidays with the C.  Browns in Bargain Harbour.  Mr and Mrs D. A. MacDonald  intend to spend the New Year  holiday with Mrs MacDonald's  sister. Mrs J. Maeg, in Everett,  Washington.  The W. Falconers will spend  the Christmas season with relatives in Vancouver. Among those  entertaining over the holidays  will be Mrs N. McLeod who will  have nine to enjoy her hospitality.  Captain and Mrs Jermaine are  also entertaining guests during  Christmas, plus the Brewsters  and Dalys.  Death has claimed another old  timer here. Mr Larsen passed  away Christmas Day. Interment  was . in Francis Peninsula Cemetery. Rev E. Wezel conducted  the graveside service. The deceased is survived by one brother at Pender  Harbour.  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Jan. 9,  1950  By  MURIEL WELSH  IRON CONSTITUTIONS  Our bodies need plenty of iron  to supply us with healthy red  blood and good circulation. Excellent sources of it are the variety meats such as liver, heart  and kidney. The wise housewife  will serve at least one of these  foods each week.  S  l\  Notice to Water Consumers in Sechelt,  West Sechelt. Porpoise Bay, Selma  Park, and Selma Park Heights Area  UNION ESTATES LIMITED hereby give notice that  they have applied to the Public Utilities Commission  for approval of an amended Tariff providing for the  introduction of formal Rules and Regulations, and  for a general increase in Water Rates as undernoted:  DOMESTIC FLAT  RATES  (a)  For Year Round Residence  Dwelling Houses, where occupancy is year round  Minimum   rate    ���  $20.00 per annum  Bath and/or shower, each extra       7.00 per annum  Flush toliet, each extra       7.00 per annum  Outside tap, each extra ���.      3.00 per annum  Rates are payable quarterly in advance and 5% Discount  will be allowed for prompt payments.  (b) For Seasonal Occupancy  Dwelling Houses, where occupancy is seasonal  Minimum,   rate    . ���_ . $15.00 per season  Bath arid/or shower, each extra       4.00 per season  Flush Toilet, each extra ���      4.00 per season  Outside Ta'iveach extra ,!1::X.._XX.XX��� 3.00 per season  Rates are payable annually in advance, and 5% Discount  will be allowed for prompt payments.  COMMERCIAL  FLAT  RATES  1. Minimum  rate    $20.00 per annum  2. Bath or shower, each extra       7.00 per annum  3. Flush Toilet,  each extra        7.00 per annum  4. Outside tap, each extra       3.00 per annum  5. Urinals,   each   extra    _���_      7.00 per annum  6. Hairdressers and barber shops���  First   chair       28.00 per annum  Each additional, chair       7.00 per annum  7. Dentist chair, each     28.00 per, annum  f,  8. Coffee shops; Ice Cream Parlors, Restaurants  "'' and lunch counters���  Up to 30 seat capacity  50.00 per annum  Urj to 40 seat capacity   60.00 per annum  �� Up to 50 seat capacity  72.00 per annum  9. Butcher shops���  |\       (a) with refrigerator only      72.00 per annum  (b) with refrigerator and ice machine 144.00 per annum  10. Hotels, boarding houses, Lodges, Inns, etc.���  (a) Without Dining Room, Soft Drink Counter or  Beer Parlor���for each person for whom sleeping  accommodation is  available:  (1) On year round basis       4.00 per annum  (2)  On seasonal basis       3.00 per annum  (b) With Soft Drink Counter or Beer Parlor  only���for each person for whom sleeping accommodation is available: ���  (1) On year round basis      5.00 per annum  (2) On seasonal  basis     3.00 per annum  (c) With Dining Room only���for each person for  whom  sleeping  accommodation  is  available:���  (1) On year round basis       6.00 per annum  (2,)  On   seasonal   basis         4.00 per annum  '   (d) With Dining Room and Soft Drink Counter or  Beer Parlor���for each person for whom sleeping  accommodation is available: ���  (1) On year round basis       7.00 per annum  (2) On   seasonal   basis         5.00 per annum  11. Laundries   .......  140.00 per annum  12. Public Garages and  Service  Stations: ���  (a) Without toilet(s) or car washing  facilities -    36.00 per annum  (b) With toilet (s) and/or car washing  facilities       48.00 per annum  13. Schools���  (a) Residential, per person residing       6.00 per annum  (b) Non-residential, per person       2.00 per annum  Rates are payable quarterly in advance and 5% Discount  will be allowed for prompt payments.  The proposed new Rules and Regulations may be seen in  copies of the Tariff which are available for public inspection in the entrance hall of the Union Steamships Limited  General Store at Sechelt, B.C., and at the principal office  of the Company at the foot of Carrall Street, Vancouver.  B.C.  Objections may be filed with the Public Utilities Commission, Central Building, Victoria, B.C., by January 28th,  1950.  UNION ESTATES LIMITED.  VANCOUVER. B.C.  Ms^M____B___________Hn_-__^WMMB_-_BM-a__-9-^^  ALL ALONG the road leading to  Marion Hall, long before eight  on Saturday, the voices of little  children were heard excitedly  talking of Santa Claus and  Christmas Trees. All were on  their way to the annual Christmas Party. The hall was glowing  with lights and a big fire burned  in the fireplace, a huge Christmas tree glittered and shone with  its load of colored balls and tinsel, a veritable mountain of gaily  wrapped boxes and packages,  each with a child's name thereon, surrounded it base, and a  table beside it overflowed with  bags of candy, fruit and nuts.  Things got underway promptly  at 8 p.m., when Master of Ceremonies, Bill Kolterman, welcomed everyone and outlined the programme for the  evening.  First, came the concert by the  school children, under the direction of resident school teacher  Miss Lilian Beckley, who had  worked very hard to train the  youngsters for this affair.  The first item on the programme was a number by a  group of six children from grades  one and two, entitled "When  Santa Comes to Town." The children, dressed as spinning tops,  teddy bears, wooden soldiers and  a jack in the box, sat on the floor  singing to Santa Claus, (Daryl  Smith).  They  sang  a  group  of songs:  (a) Little Spinning Tops are We,  (b) When Santa Comes to Town,  (c) Oh, Santa Look and See, (d)  See the Little Balls, (e) The  Wooden Soldier Man, (f) Teddy  Bears on the Prowl, (g) Jack in  the Box, (h) Hurrah for Dear  Old Santa.  As these were all the tiny tots  they were naturalness itself, doing their various parts with great  glee, twisting, turning, twirling  and dancing, one small girl nonchalantly scratching her leg as  she watched Jack in the box  jumping  up   and  down.  Next came a recitation by  Buddy Jorginson, "The Night  Before Christmas." This young  man has a natural aptitude for  reciting and may sometime become a public speaker.  Item three was a playlet entitled "Sales Resistance.^-The  cast as follows: The Salesman,  Brian Axam; the Old Lady, Melvin Oyer; Little Girl, Walter Nelson. Very well done, the boys,  playing girls' parts, had a little  trouble with their skirts at times,  but did a convincing job.  The fourth number brought  grades one and two back, this  time to sing "The Carol", dressed as "Wise Men" and carrying  lighted   candles.  Next came a play by the older  pupils "Mrs Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch." Joyce Scott as Mrs  Wiggs was very realistic, especially when she ironed her children's pigtails. She had a lot to  memorize ana was word perfect.  Her son Billy, played by Jimmy  Burrows, daughter, Asia, Tina  Nelson; Australia, Dawn Langston; Europina was played by a  little girl, who in looks resembled Margaret O'Brien and proved to be just as appealing. Her  name was Marlene McCurdy.  Bob was Buddy Jorginson, and  they all were splendid in their  respective roles and received  hearty  and  sustained  applause.  The boys had a chance to show  what they could do in the next  item, three of them, dressed in  oriental robes, complete with  beards, sang "We Three Kings of  Orient Are," their voices harmonizing well together. They were  Melvin Oyer, Daryl Smith, Walter Nelson; then a duet by Melvin Oyer and Walter Nelson,  "Good King Wenceslas."  Then came the Grand Finale,  a group of carols sung by the  whole school. This was, in my  humble opinion, really lovely.  The older girls, dressed as Angels, in long white robes complete with wings and halos,  which were incidentally quite  the nearest thing to wings that  I have ever seen, in spite of the  fact that they were made of  paper.  The boys in robes of oriental  splendour, carrying lighted candles were the Wise Men from the  East, and in the ��� centre of the  group sat tiny Carolyn Smith as  the Mother Mary, beside a manger in which lay the Christ Child.  Her brother Daryl was Joseph.  They sang this group of carols:  "It Came Upon a Midnight  Clear," "Oh, Little Town of  Bethlehem," "Oh, Come All Ye  Faithful," "While Shep herds  Watched Their Flocks by Night,"  and then "Silent Night."  The whole scene was beautifully done, the children's voices  so sweet it brought the Christmas  Message, Peace on Earth, Goodwill Toward Men, to all present.  They received a tremendous ovation from the audience, and Miss  Bickley must have been very  proud of her pupils.  Then came the drawing of the  lucky tickets. Marlene McCurdy  drew the winning numbers. The  turkey was won by Carl Peterson, the hamper by Ken Anderson, who, being a bachelor, very  kindly asked that a second drawing be taken on it. This time it  was won by Mrs Joan McDoug-  all. Jack Burrows won the chocolates, but turned them in to be  drawn again, Mrs Lund being the  lucky winner.  Following presentation of the  prizes to all the children, each  package named, tea was served  with  sandwiches and cakes.  This annual Christmas tree is  made possible by contributions  from residents of the Bay. A  dance and bingo helped to swell  ...the. funds, and we.-,would like to  thank Mr and Mrs Bill Hunter for  the  generous cash donations.  A number of young men, Ken  Anderson, Bill Mervyn, Alf Ness  and Meryl Meuse, worked very  hard in altering and improving  the hall, making it comfortable  for this occasion. They did this  of their own accord, giving lavishly of their time and labor. To  them a very special Thank You,  Boys.  To Mrs Kolterman and Mrs  Jack Burrows who convened this  affair, decorated the tree and arranged the stage props, looked  after the refreshments, a sincere  thank you, Ladies. To Mr and  Mrs Ed Pratt who contributed so  much in various ways and to 'Ed'  for being such a wonderful  Santa, our sincere thanks. And  to the man who did the running  around and made such a wonderful Master of Ceremones, our  own Bill Kolterman, thank you  Bill. And to all those who in  other ways contributed to the  success of this party, thank you  and to all a Happy New Year.  ROBERTS CREEK  UNDER THE DOGWOOD  By Jack for Short  THE TUMULT and the shouting  will have all died down by the  time this appears in print but  let me start this by wishing you  all a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year.  Here in Roberts Creek, everyone went all out to have a jolly  Christmas, and right from the  "kickoff" which was the children's party of the 26th, I think  the pace went faster and faster.  The youngsters all had their  gifts handed to them by C.  "Santa Claus" Maywood, while  the scholars of East Roberts sang  their selections lustily as did the  contingent from Elphinstone.  Wherever one went from then  on, the lights of Christmas trees  twinkled through the windows of  every home, or else, as in the  case of the taxi stand, out in the  open. Parties were on and folks  popped in and out of every  house just like corks.  Ukrainian and other folk  dances were the rage, even including Hands, Knees and Boops  a Daisy���tried that? It really  warms  a party up.  I bet there was a real family  gathering at the Beach Avenue  home of Mr and Mrs Crooks.  Just prior to the holiday, Harold  Gibb slipped quietly back with  his bride. Bride and groom spent  their first Christmas in the  "Avenue."  Mr and Mrs Syabe had an  additional guest over the weekend in the form of another  healthy young son. Congratulations.  This Christmas was a joyous  one for many, but sorrow is the  keynote for Mrs H. Campbell  and son Edward. Following a  long illness, Mr Campbell finally  passed away at Shaughnessy  Hospital on Christmas Eve. Interment was on Thursday.  Mr Campbell was a fine man  and did much toward the community in his own quiet way and  without fanfare or the ken of  his neighbors.  The wharf is now open again.  But I am still waiting to see a  boat using it. But it is a step  nearer to getting rid of that feeling of isolation.  Now* as I get to the end of  this, I am doubly aware of the  great number of things I have  left unsaid. The snow which has  smothered us is thawing���I hope.  Hall Road is a  disgrace.  But before closing I would like  to find out something. Can anyone tell me how to cure rabbit  skins so they are nice and soft  when finished? I intend to make  some gloves out of two fine Angora hides I have.  Cheerio.  Jack for Short.  Canada's islands have a coastline mileage of 34,650 miles.  Wm. McFadden  Optometrist  GIBSONS  Office Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m!  Evenings   by  Appointment  Every  day  except  Thursday  Why  go  to  Vancouver for  Optical  Service?  I I IHIJIJ.IJLIMMWHIUI  ast Freight Service  SAILINGS THREE TIMES WEEKLY  NO CHANGE IN SCHEDULE  Load Monday for  Gibsons  Roberts Creek  Davis Bay (Wilson Ck.)  Sechelt  Halfmoon   Bay  Secret Cove  Pender Harbour  Irvines Ldg.  Hassens Wharf  Garden Bay  Load Wednesday for  Gibsons  Roberts Creek  Load Thursday for  Gibsons  Roberts Creek  Davis Bay (Wilson Ck.)    Davis B      (Wi|son Ck.)  Sechejt Sechelt  Halfmoon Bay  Pender Harbour  Irvines Landing  Hassens Wharf  Garden Bay  Nelson Island Points  Davidson Marine Freight Limited  ARROW TRANSFER ��� SHED No. 1  Phone Vancouver TA 5041 Sechelt 63 or 31C the coast news, Monday, Jan. 9, 1950 Princess A Lively Person. . .  MORE ABOUT . . . MORE ABOUT ...  SCHOOLS' FUTURE   FATHER O'DWYER  19  (Continued From Page  1)  minister. It includes Alderman  George Miller of Vancouver;  George Atherton, one-time alderman of Vancouver; E. E'nwright,  manager of Union Estates Ltd.;  Commander Read, Bowen Island,  and Francis Drage, ringleader  and veteran organizer.  It is hardly likely these men  would settle for anything less  than a reasonable compromise. It  is hardly likely that Mr Straith  would allow secession.  To add to the compromise theory came news that Mr Drage  remained in Victoria after the  delegation had left, and had discussions with officials of the department of education, the deputy minister of health and welfare, the minister of finance, and  others. It is unlikely that , the  usually vociferous Mr Drage  would keep a dead loss to himself.  Despite the Gallup fiasco of a  year ago we predict the by-law  will pass. There will be objections against cutting the original  "minimum" plans but, by and  large, the hinted compromise  will be the one which will stand  up.  WCTU invents non-alcoholic  hangover so people can swear  off drinking and still feel lousy  New Year's morning. >  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  Modern hair  styling. Competent    work.  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  STOCK-REDUCING  CLEARANCE  in  DRY GOODS  HARDWARE  CHINA  ETC.  MURDOCH'S  Marine Supply  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  Continued from page 1  natives   in   Nigeria   (the   White  Man's Graveyard).  "These men go out fully aware  they are going to be dead within  a few years," he said. "They are  real heroes." He related a story  of one young priest he had known  who had volunteered for Nigeria  and had returned home for a  holiday after three years.  "That man was half dead when  I saw him," he said. "But he  knew it as well as we did. Yet he  just stayed long enough to make  his round of visits then returned  to his death."  Father O'Dwyer, in closing,  pointed out that this sense of  duty was not alone confined to  the Irish. Others in the British  Isles, including women who go  as nurses, are equally heroic.  Kinsmen President Reg Godfrey, in thanking the speaker,  pointed out that it would be the  policy of the club in the future  to have speakers of like calibre.  A NEAR THING  FOR SECHELT  SECHELT ��� It was a close call  for residents  of Sechelt when  the water again ran low.  Due to washes high in the  hills, the sediment tank again  was filled to overflowing, resulting in the main pipe being plugged. Fast work by repair crews,  utilizing forestry pumps to force  water past the plugged section  kept water in the main tank  which was half emptied by the  time repairs were finished.  In answering criticism of why  flumes have never been built  which would convey water past  the breaks and plugs which occur periodically, E. Pearson, Union Estates manager, points out  that flumes are impossible, owing to the rugged terrain. "If  these critics would take a look at  where they want the flumes they  would decide against it," Mr  Pearson declared.  Pro Rec Parly  Huge Success  THE  PRO-REC  party  on  Tuesday,  December  20,  was a big  success. A nice, lively time was  enjoyed by all and sundry.  Leslie Jackson and Jessica  Thompson kindly volunteered to  make the hot dogs and Grace  Cooke was popcorn man for the  evening. Rose Morrison offered  her services as doorman.  The door prize was won by  the McColl family. A couple of  square   dances  were   thrown   in  t�� Glieeness England ,  PRINCESS MARGARET ROSE is the liveliest person the British royal family has produced on the female side for  several centuries, if not for all time, Robert Coughlan says  in January Reader's Digest. The lighter side-of Elizabeth's  younger sister is described in an article condensed from Life.  Margaret    has    become    Eng-  ���'   land's Joint National Debutante, mild indulgence by the King and  the author says, supplying ro- Queen Her fath the Di t  mance, color and girlish freshness article is the more delighted  to the drab national .scene. If b hig dau'ghter>s fiippancies be-  she adds a touch of impudence J of hfg Qwn ^^ seriou_  and spice too, so much the more dis ition Her mother, who has  for the taxpayers' money The a sense Df humor,-is an occasion-  f^J^ii^^i,^* al conspirator, and even helped  vicarious outlet for British work-  to make a costume which Marg  es passes, so it is not surprising aret wore the can.can  that Margaret's liveliness_ has be- before g   ^    &  come a public issue. While  she    iyen b    the American Ambas-  has some detractors,  the masses _ador   ^ueen  M her d_  are one-hundred-percent for her. mother>  has  been Jheard to  ex_  Margaret's    love    of    parties, press  the  hope    "that marriage  dates   and   dancing     until    late wjh   have   a   settling   effect   on  hours, and her tendency to prac- Margaret."  tical jokes   are    regarded    with  Appreciation of  Gambier Service  GAMBIER ISLAND���More than  sixty couples joined to make  New Years Eve a memorable one  in the memory of Mrs Dorothy  Adamson.  The long-time service worker  was presented with a chair and  hassock by Army and Navy Unit  President Francis Drage, JP. In  presenting the tokens of esteem,  Mr Drage recalled the long service and valuable help supplied  by Mrs Adamson.  The hall was decorated in festive style by G. Lund and Jack  Adkins. Mrs Adamson and Mrs  Muriel Smart were in charge of  refreshments which took the  form of a plate supper for everyone.  Margaret  is  not  remiss,  however, the author observes, in car-        _ _ _____  rying off her royal duties "with  Board*''or ~by"the" Government "of  cheerfulness, tact and a polished  British Columbia. h  sense  of diplomacy." ..  This advertisement is not publisher  or displayed by the Liquor ContrW  AFTER HOURS  A change is often as good as  a rest, and this applies particularly in the field of recreation.  Office workers and men who sit  or stand all day at machines may  be tired without actually expending much physical energy. For  these people moderate after-  hours exercise in the form of  games or hobbies is often more  useful and health-giving than a  mere rest.  x  lite PIONEER Power Chain Saw  The Pioneer is the answer to the great demand for a one-man power taw  which will give continuous reliable service under all working conditions.  The lightest saw on the market today.    Weighs only 28 lbs.  A deluxe model at no extra cost.  Leading the field with .. .  ��� The New Mnlti-Port Engine '       ��� Differential double-acting Oil Pump t  ��� Trigger Swivel '��� Automatic Rewind Starter  ��� Finger-light Clutch. ��� Filtered Fuel System  Seven   out   of   ten     Canadian  homes, are wired for electricity.  for good measure, with Graham  Collison playing his good old  fiddle, Jessica Thompson on the  piano, and Fred Mills and Mr D.  Derby took turns on the calls.  We   hope    to    have  more   of  these events in the New Year.  See it and try it at your local dealer  Suppli  ied with bar and chain  14" 18"   24"  30"  i;_ii....r.v.c_'J^Tj^^>^wSS^  VANCOUVER,  B.C  VILLAGE    CENTRE  LANG'S   DRUG5  ililfepMP  Lil  WlJMLJWE2  WT3ELJMLJ  wnjwmwiD  lOEOfO  jMHVWW&Jl>OOOtXMC<&>^^  ?���.*< .AfrMM(>��yvow��^v^  :::w__-,_uf��ititcnrA_i_iHtt^nwww_T��SBE  The Village Centre is the heart of Sechelt/containing the leading retail stores and the public telephone and telegraph office.  All types of Insurance  The  Fire     Burglary  Automobile  K. WHITAKER  E. 0. Harris  Sechelt  Real Estate    Insurance  Phones 63 or 31C  Village  Coffee Shop  We feature . . .  Steaks  Chops  Sandwiches  And Snacks  Try our  Fountain Service  Quality Food  Pleasantly Served  Join  Our  Turkey  Club  Village  Market  Phone 56  Lang's Drugs  Prescription Specialists  A   completely  stocked ��� .^      .  .  modern I DoilUtS  Rexall  Drug   Store  Two stores serving  the Peninsula  SECHELT  Phone 52  Phone 29  PURVES E. RITCHIE & SON LTD.  656 Homer St., Vancouver, B.C.  ��| SECHELT  BAKERY  en  Hi'&Mi&4'&$&M$.f. w  wnwu  T\��?  >-<��%OAW,N"^.wwvirpooi>XOiw%^^%ww,w^  > c. -v \ , .v ���wwpva1!..x-te-x-ttcewcv v .*; &<.��a.* a.* <x �������&����_* ���� *o-o ���*.���������� to-X��<����� >����*�� a. .�� x- ��.  BREAD  CAKES  COOKIES  -   Buns  ... made fresh  daily by  experienced  bakers  At the  SECHELT  BAKERY  PARKER'S  Hardware  A Complete Line  of . . X  General Hardware  Glidden Paint  Kitehenware  Linoleum  Stoves  Washing   Machines  Electrical  Fixtures  Fishing Supplies  Tools  Garden Equipment  Chinaware  1

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