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Array - '��������-> \?v.'��;.>:" 7 -XL-*  Serving a Progressive and Growing  Area on B. C.'s Southern Coast.  Covers Sechelt, Gibsons, Port Mel- j  Ion, Woodfibre, Squamish. Irvines  f_nriding. Half Moon Bay, Hardy  Island, Pender Harbour. Wilson  Creek. Roberts Creek, Oran thams  Landing, Egmont, Hopkins Landing.  Brackendale, Cheekeye, Selma Park,  etc.  _A-  r--,%jr  ���.  _>TrB_-ISH_31> BY THE COAST N33WS, S-XBECTED  Business Office: Gibsons, B.C. National Advertising1 Office, Powell Biver, B.C.  Vol. 4  No.-25  =r  Gibsons. B. C.  Monday, January 23, 1950       5c per copy, $2.00 per year, by mail  BILL SUTHERLAND  EcUto&^he Coast News  \ Tl|^;^I_��UJCJ37start out with  sc��g|^tihg alwsiit being sorry  fo^^rMetliing I've done. _ Wrong  nafefeS Tfor^ristance. iXrriight as  we^t^lfeU you that; I've known  E^n7f$r720 years; Yea, I know,  I told^ yc>u that last, week but  afl^tXaU^tiiat time it misspelled  he^name. It's not Hellen Mar-  sh^^;it's7ELLEN,. ELLEN, EL-  L^^dw^s that,. Ellen?  ^And;' now,  here   goes   for  the  otl^-mistake in names. It's Mrs  Je45t7;Lissimah. I spelt  it some  otlrer way  last week.  Like  the  Irishman said, I don't care what  '.''-you say about me as long as you  , jBJiellTmy name correctly.  '    This   column  is   going   to   be  short    and    sweet    this     time.  * There's  so  much  news   and   so  ' little   time   or   space   to   say   it  ��� that I'm going to cut this off by  saying   that   I   saw    Mrs   Marg  Leslie   at   the   Board   of  Trade  .meeting. -I knew it was her by  .that big smile she always wears.  : Talking about smiles,' Mrs Stew-  7 art of the  Gibsons 5  and  10 is  no backbencher  when  it  comes  'to smiles.  Marsh Heads  Pender Drive  Fire Destroys Aldersprings  LaundryDuringEdrlyMorn.  HEADLANDS���A fire which broke out at two in the morning  completely demolished the Aldersprings Laundry, causing  more than $5000 damage.  It is believed owner John Bertram had recently returned  from sick bed and was attempting to thaw out frozen pipes preparatory to starting operation again. Lack of water handicapped  firefighters who were roused by the roar of flames. The area is  completely isolated, having no phone for emergencies.   The building was a complete loss.  r. ._.___. ��� __     _ . i ^ ...  Death and Hate are  / . . . '���  End of Cougar Drama  ROBERTS CREEK���The wailing bay of hounds and the sharp  crack of rifle fire mixed with the spitting hate of three  full-grown cougars has shattered the still of this community.  Four   days   of   hunting . three     - ���  PENDER   HARBOUR���The  first  ������y move  in   what  is   hoped  will  ;w4nd.up as the finest regattta  .'.^oi'vits ;kihd -was taken at the  ���^uffl^tly -mee^ng of the, Pen-  /itf&r vHarbour Board of TrSdl_7 ii_  'the Clubhouse, Garden Bay.  ���Xl^intTMarsh: heads the Regatta,  cougar, two full grown kittens  and the mother, first sighted by  Bill Cook on the B and K logging road, was still not ended  at press time, despite the 'Heath  of two valuable dogs and two of  the cats, including.the dog-killing mother. ... /  ...Constable"' W. A. Petgtson,  when notified . of the7-animals'  presence; 1 called iii Percy Cliff,  Mission; i ganie'i W&rderiN;#ith - two v  ����c$��^tee#^ tttey 1950:,'Aquaticv. trained^ftogs;-*rhe m<Stlter cbuT  TSpdrts Day.    Other officers' in- ' ~   " ���<---.....:___..._..���_  elude Lloyd Davis, vice-president; Mrs A. MacKay, secretary-  treasurer.'  Dr A: J. Tripp and Rev Allan  Greene will also act on the com-  i mittee. It is hoped to make this  the most memorable regatta of  all.  In an effort to help the board,  an offer. of use of the Clubhouse  ��� was macle by Rev Green. The  Clubhouse was originally built  for the people of Pender Harbour and particularly teen agers  1 by the Columbia Coast Mission.  Dances and ping pong games are  held there.  It was pointed out by Mr  Green that any organization is  welcome to use the hall as a  meeting place. It is always warm  and comfortable. Mr Auchen-  leich is always ready to oblige.  gar killed?one of the] dogs'  ing the first skirmish.  Next round of the fight open--  ed by calling in the most famous  of them all, James Dewar, with  24 years' experience as a predatory animal hunter. With the  hunter came another cougar authority, Corporal Leslie Lane,  provincial game department.  With seven trained dogs, the  party took the two-day-old trail,  resulting in the death of Dewar's  most famous hound���the first  hound loss he has suffered during his entire career as an animal hunter. Payment was two  cougar, one a two-year-old kitten, the other was the mother  and  dog killer.  It is believed that this has  cleaned out the cougar from this  district for at least this year.  Water Pqw Wow  Waits tor Jimmy  GIBSONS��� The general meeting of Gibsons Liberal Association had to be p'ostponed owing to the weather. Before cancellation of the gathering it was  decided to invite James Sinclair,  MP, to a luncheon meeting at his  convenience.  J, A letter complaining  of    and  nquiring ^ about  the   lack,,of   af  reakwater.will also be ^ent'the''  federal member.  Plans Laid for Busy- Year . . .  Theed Heads Revitalized  Gibsons' Board oi Trade  GIBSONS���John Theed, was elected president of this community's Board of Trade at a special meeting Monday. He will  finish the unexpired four-month term of John Coleridge.  In outlining plans for the future, the new president mapped a many-point program for the coming year.  1.   Building  of   a  breakwater      ���   Work to Start Immediately ...  Special to The Coast News  VICTORIA, Jan. 21.���Premier Johnson has approved Power  Commission recommendation for construction of four  thousand horsepower initial hydro development Clowholm Falls  to serve Sechelt Power District, cost of dam and powerhouse  $689,000 and twenty-four-mile transmission line from power  site to Sechelt $275,000.  DEMAND FAST  INCREASING  Rapidly multiplying demand  of growing district responsible  for decision. Since 1945 when  Commission took over the 3.37  customers, growth considered  phenominal, total  now 11,00.  Consumption has risen from  290,000 kilowatt hours ; in  1947 to million-and-a-half in  current year with an anticipated two million by 1952. The  new development will be operative by then.  ��� Construction will allow for  step by step additional development up to approximately  twenty thousand which is limitation of potential in Clowholm  Reservoir.  First Dam will be 325 feet  long, twenty-five feet high,  which would be raised to fifty-  six feet and lengthened to produce additional six thousand  horse power. Two turbines'of  two thousand -each at powerhouse at tidevyater ^are presently pifei1ife<l**tw& .Jrf\of^/c.an  ' be added by 'extensiori' of powerhouse to ultimate capacity.  Operations will start immediately.  IT'S IRISH  BUTYQUR'S  SECHELT���Here is a summary  of something you have already  had but perhaps did not know  just how much and what; R.  Hackett, weather observer and  postmaster at Sechelt, is the man  responsible���for the report, not  the weather.  Rain  fell   on   12   days   during  December and amounted to 5.55  inches which is approximately  double that of this month last  year. The greatest amount of  rain fell on the 28th, and in 24  hours was  two inches.  Estimated snowfall that month  was 6 inches. Water content for  this amount of snow is .60 of an  inch and added to the rain makes  a total wetting of 6.15.  This  shows  a  large    increase  over   that   of    last    year,     2.89  inches.   Snowfall  for  December,\  1949,: was;; negligible 7 and    was7  taken/. ^as'* 'SneltedX snow ^andX  rains," '"'ahd ; included    in    tlie'  month's total of 2.89 inches.  Power Future is Question  To be Handled by Board  GIBSONS���Many eyes on the Peninsula are watching the juggling for control between the BCE Company and the BC  PoWer Commission. ;  ��� Promises which have never been kept and opportunities for  helping development which have never been seized are having  a cumulative effect, ending  in doubt of the BC Power Commission.  The  Board  of  Trade,   on  the   suggestion of Chris Jorgenson,  will approach the B.C. Power  Commission reminding:. it that  houses promised light on~Honeys  moon Lane and other projects  are still without electricity. It  will: be pointed out that merchants here are.without use of  Sdrrie machinery owing to the  low amperage.  Cost of electricity on the Peninsula also came in for censure  from, the board. It was pointed  out that the B.C.E. Company had  tentatively promised Gambier  and Keats islands ; power and  light at the same price charged  Bqw^n Island and Squamish.  A letter will be sent" the commission requesting an outline of  future policy. It is felt this is  essential in planning the future  of   individual   projects,     in   the        Every year about 200,000 sons  matter of buying machinery and    and    daughters    of    Canadians  various types    of    store equip-    reach 21 years  of age and full  .^ent. ,..,:,...-.. status as citizens.  to low power. It will also be  pointed out that the commission  has failed to keep a year-old  promise to supply light to several areas in the vicinity.  Support on compiling the brief  will be sought from fishermen,  fishing and towing companies  which use the bay as a shelter  during -rough weather.  Father O'Dwyer  To Take Flight  PENDER  HARBOUR���The   Flying Priest may well be tacked  on to Father O'Dwyer, here.  From Gibsons, home of. the  Catholic padre, to Pender Harbour, is a long jaunt before six  in the morning to say Mass. The  Associated Air Taxi, realized this  and offered to pick up Father  O'Dwyer on certain Sunday  mornings. They will transport  him from Gibsons to ' Pender  Harbour and return���for free.  This is part . of their regular  scheduled  flights.  Father O'Dwyer will take advantage of this offer. "It will  make it a lot better for me," the  popular minister said. "That is  a very generous offer."  Three Rs Take  Frost Beating  SCHOOLING  on   the   Peninsula  has run against another snag���  the weather.        _   ���:, Freezing cold, frozen pipes and  poorly equipped buildings have  taken   their   toll    of    education  \ X ���     ���  during the last week. Several  schools, including those at Roberts Creek, had to close down.  Others remained open and worked under difficulties. Children  stayed away at will/resulting in  a general mixup of teaching. It  is expected normalcy - will return with the promised thaw.  here will have top priority. In  a brief to the federal minister  of public works it will be pointed out the promised building of  floats will be of little value if  they are left unprotected against  the Squamish storms which  sweep the bay.  More than $20,000 damage was  done to the floats and fishing  boats during the recent storm,   2. A -   questionaire    on    this    '  year's road appropriation for the     faks PUQ to Reject Application . . .  Peninsula   will   be   sent   B.   M. J ^^       Maclntyre, MLA. A. E. Ritchey,  contractor, pointed out that sufficient gravel' of the "very' best  quality" is available at Mission  Creek for resurfacing local roads.  Considerable sums of money had  previously been spent in longdistance  hauling   of  gravel.  3. The matter of low power  will be taken up with representatives of the B.C. Power Commission in an. effort to raise the  amperage sufficient to operate  present shop .machines, some of  which are now lying idle owing  It's Twins Now  In Davies' Home  MRS  TOMMY Davies    proudly  presented twin boyg to the  community recently. Mrs Davies  had just returned from Vancouver when the five-pound and  two-pound   babies   arrived.  The two-pounder was sent to  Vancouver. to begin life in an  incubator. Both mother and children were doing fine when going to press. Dr D. McCall, Sechelt, was attending physician.  Sechelt Board of Trade Protests  Proposed Increase in Water Rates  SECHELT Board of Trade has vigorously protested increase in  water rates as proposed by Union Estates Ltd. The Board  lodged its protest with the Public Utilities Commission in"the  following terms:  The  chairman Public Utilities ~  Commission, Victoria, B.C. Dear  Sir.���At ���an emergency meeting  of the Sechelt Board of Trade  the proposed scale of water rates  as applied for; by the Union Estates Ltd. was-most emphatically  protested. The' new rates would  raise the assessment for the average householder from fifteen  dollars per annum to thirty-seven dollars, an increase of approximately one hundred and forty-  seven percent.- ������'��� '      :...������  The proposed scale is so much  higher thar^ that paid for water  in other communities as to be beyond comparison. Proposed com  mercial rates are equally prSpc&l  terous as examination of the new  rates disclose some increases run-  . ning.. over... ,^our hundred .percent  above present rates.  While it is recognized the Union Estates nad considerable capital outlay last year in laying  new lines in the Selma Park area  this should be non-recurring,. in  fact in past years only maintenance of the system has been necessary. This combined with the  large increase in consumers  should have enabled the system  to accumulate a reserve sufficient to take care of needed ex-  pansionand7reKlas^_^_&  The^resentrates with possibly  (Continued on Page 8)  08 THE  COAST NEWS, Monday,  Jon,  %g,  1950  spyr^p'ij"'  .:t;  ���"- V ����� &-r**refirnf *-fr,  .orne  B     B  . . . By H. L. W.  AS A FAITHFUL and breathless  reader of the New York Sunday Times, I have always been  fascinated by the imposing advertisements for perfumery  which appear in profusion as  Christmas approaches each year.  This time my fancy has been  titillated no end by the accounts  of two scents which rejoice in  the names of "Tigress" and  "Aphrodisia" respectively.  In this great publication, the  perfume "Tigress" has been touted in lurid language as a mystic  .fluid that will turn the most  mousy miss into a reckless man-  hunter.  The language in which this  "Tigress" advertise ment is  couched conveys a warning to  the hapless male to jolly well  look out if a female approaches  drenched in this potent concoction. ��  The advertisement for "Aphrodisia" is more restrained.. The  cunning copywriter was*' well  aware that everyone knew it  was named for Aphrodite, Greek  goddess of love and counterpart  of the Roman Venus.  So he contented himself with  lots of white space and a sinister silence. Nevertheless, such  was his art that the virgin white  space contrived to effect the  quality of a leer.  PASSION FOR EXPERIMENT  Now it has occured to me frequently that someone with a  passion for experiment, such as  myself, should do a little research in these extravagant  claims for perfumes and here, I  thought was some pretty hot  material with which to work.  separately and decided to begin  with "Tigress."  ,'  I drew Henry aside at a meeting of the Bird Lovers' Society  and suggested to him that he  contrive to dab a little "Tigress"  behind Gloria's right ear and  carefully note the results.  Henry was shocked and indig-  ant and refused, at first, to consider the idea. But he has a fine  sense of public service and when  I pictured him as a human benefactor, he readily agreed to do  as I asked.  I might.remark here that although Henry is steeped in Tut-  tuttery, he is no goop. Once he  whistled at a girl and I know he  reads Esquire.  So I gave Henry the flacon  (not flagon) of "Tigress" and  eagerly  awaited his report.  It  was disappointing..-  It seems that when Henry  annointed Gloria surreptitiously  with "Tigress," his hand slipped  and he gave her the whole works  down the neck. He pretended he  had slipped his gingerale on her  and apologized profusely.  All Gloria said was, "I think  there must be a busted gas main  around   here."  From then on the evening was  dismal. Far from acting like a  tigress, Gloria yawned frequently and at ten o'clock suggested  that Henry go home because she  wanted to wash her hair.  By watching the house lights  from across the street, Henry  was able to ascertain that Gloria  did wash her hair.  So I managed to procure flac-  ons (not to be confused with  flagons) of "Tigress" and "Aphrodisia" and began to look about  en-  .cburse, of Henry and Gloria.  Henry is a son of the Professor of Tut-tuttery at the University who also gives what has  been described to me as a very  sound course of lectures in Monotony 26.  So Henry, God help the boy,  comes from good respectable  stock.  He is perhaps the most average  young man I know.  The pull of Old Adam on one  side and the pull of the Professor on the other are so equal  that Henry travels upon an  amazingly   accurate  norm.  Gloria is a thoroughly wholesome young lady of whom Edmund Sparkling of Little Dorrit  fame would undoubtedly have  said that she had "no bigodd  nonsense about  her."  TOOK THEM SEPARATELY  I  took  the   two   experiments  FURTHER CASE NOTES  I took up the matter of "Aphrodisia" with more trepidation.  Here, I thought to myself, is  emotional dynamite. Souls may  be blasted with this stuff.  But when I talked it over with  Gloria rslbsfouridoiier arfeadyj" amdtt  even  eager to, undergo  the  experiment. She was to douse herr  self   heavily   with   "Aphrodisia"  and watch the effect on Henry.  I  think that    sometimes    the  Tut-tuttery angle weighs heavily  on Gloria's heart.  Well, it was almost a week  before I heard from Gloria at  all. She came into my office, at  last, and flopped down wearily  into a chair.  "Now," I said, rubbing my  hands, "what about the experiment?"  Gloria made a noise that from  a person who did have bigodd  nonsense about them would have  been a Bronx cheer.  "I might just as well have  used vanilla," she confessed sadly.  PURE FAKE  Apparently Gloria all but took  a bath in "Aphrodisia." She put  it behind her ears, at her elbows,  VANCOUVER��� First Diesel locomotive ever to  be used in passenger service across the Canadian Rockies, and the largest to make the trip  for any purpose, will leave Calgary for Vancouver January 12 hauling Canadian Pacific transcontinental train number seven, George H. Bail-  lie, vice-president of the railway's Pacific region,  has announced.  The train is due to arrive at Vancouver, January 12, at 8:45 a.m.  Packing 4,500 horsepower into its three units,  the giant engine is on loan from General Motors  for a three-month test to determine the value of  Diesel equipment as a means of motive power  for regular passenger and freight service over  C.P.R. lines.  A specially equipped dynamometer car is attached behind the engine to keep a complete  record of its performance.  Other Diesel engines have crossed the Canadian Rockies but they were of a much smaller  type used for shunting cars in marshalling yards.  Having completed the  first part  of its  test  along the rugged north shore of Lake Superior,  the locomotive will operate in heavy freight service through the mountains for approximately  six weeks after its arrival at Vancouver.      y'~ {  Its enormous power is expected to. eliminate  the need for pusher engines or the changing ifrom,  Hudson-type engine to the massive Selkirk-type,  biggest steam locomotive in the British. EmiHce,  ior the steep mountain climbs. -..r'\    >7X  Made up of a lead unit arid two booster units,!  each developing 1,500 horsepower, the oil-burriirig  7iant weighs 360 tons fully assembled, slightly  >.t than the Selkirk-type engine. Each unit  holds 1,200 gallons of fuel. Special pumping  ��� Ti.prr.ent will be brought along for refuelling,!  t: rough the mountains. 77   i  Arrival of the engine represents for the wiesti  the first experiments in a vast C.P.R. dieselidationj  program which is already underway in the. eajst.l  Recently the railway placed a $12,000,000 order!  for 58 diesel locomotives to be used on the*  Schreiber division east of Fort William.  on her eyebrows and behind her 75 YEARS OF PROTECTION  kn^es' y For   75   years     Canada's   food  Henry arrived about 7:30 bear- ^nd  drug laws  have  been  pro-  mg his customary,.little gift, this tecting   you   from   the   careless,  Then  opened the cheese ' afid. ish'   pEodticeil* "yhdxtiisfriMtor.  Henty decided the cheese was?1 a Most iTCanadian    suppliers    are  trifle too ripe so he threw it out  in the garbage can. But he still  kept smelling it so he borrowed >  her   father's   shotgun   and  went  out and shot it.  Then Gloria found him sneaking a window open and hanging  his head outside.  Finally they got settled down  on the chesterfield, as they  usually do, and first off Henry  thought it- would be a moving  idea if they would glance  through Gloria's family album.  When they got through the al-  bunij Henry asked if he might  have a glass of milk. He also had  a sardine sandwich, and two  slices of coconut cake.  Then he wandered over to the  piano and played Brahms'. Lullaby with two fingers.  anxious to produce good healthy,  safe foods and drugs and because/]  of this they appreciate beingilh-j  formed of slip-ups in production.!  Inform your nearest .federal food!  ^ and drug - inspector ' 6t ;ali"Jr ii^-|  ''4$pacSs*Fd�� impur^'food' or Snigsfj  He will help protect'you^'Sitfd!  ��� your neighbors. ^r'   ' |  Read  News.  all  local  news   in   The  ,. . . we happened to be talking to a fellow from Pender HarT      ���  bour way the other day, he was having plenty of trouble with. -   *  draughts on an old barrel-style furnace. We do a lot of work 7  around that territory so the next time we were there we-C.  looked up this man. His furnace, a converted oil barrel, was ^  .giving him trouble alright, poor draught and wet wood. '37.:  fixed that���but quick. That same day I installed a GOOD, J  oil burner, converted the motor so it would run from his own !  private electric supply and came home a real friend richer.   .  "LAURIE  SPECK,"  says  he.   "That was a real  service.  I    :  never dreamed you could convert oil drums, and 'speciallyV  way out here."  "That's no favour, chum," we says. "That's just part of the-5- U  service and business-like dealings you get when you phorie  or call ��� ;  LAURIE  the heating expert who does a job that'll satisfy at a price  that'll satisfy. We go anywhere on the Peninsula from our  modern shop at  GIBSONS ��� Phone 64-R  FOR  ACCOUNTING AND INCOME TAX  SERVICE  A. L. (ALF) BRUYNEEL  Selma Park. B.C. Phone Sechelt 72H  ''Bookkeeping by Mail" is Practical, Convenient and  Economical.  *  OMlrZ  FRIENDSHIP  A-SIGN OF GOOD FRIENDSHIP  A sm&L  GOOD FRIENDSHIP   A SIGN OF-GOOD FRIENDSl  MARINE ��� COMMERCIAL ��� DOMESTIC  REFRIGERATION  Sales and Service *  WALK-IN BOXES ���   DEEP FREEZERS  ���  HEATING and OIL FURNACES  GUARANTEED  SECOND HAND COMMERCIAL   I  REFRIGERATOR UNITS FOR SALE^  ���;-���������>���  ���-'���'      ��l    I   ItfAVIffi}      '--ROBERTS GrIeK  I     -   WW ��� Jb if��& I U Vlt Phone Roberts Creek 24K  mmiXP  A SIGN OF GOOD FRIENDSHIP   A SIGN OF GOOD.L$t[  mOB FRIENDSHIP  A SIGN-OF-GOOD FRI��N&SWp' A SlGNyti  i SiGN OF GOOD  w&smp 4, sm  *<*_*"��"# l_>   I^W^I^S  smN #f  ENBSiiiP A Si  _  \*& %�����******  ��� Mill U1____._,p  . .-    ���WP"  .A SIGN OF GOOD FRIENDSHIP  P  A Sim* OF ���O0Xf By   Cherrv   Whitaker  THE: ONLY things that haven't  .been said about the weather  are either unprintable or un-  spell&ble. However, far be it  from me to depart from the ordinary by remaining silent on  the subject. The dubious honor  of living in the coldest sectton  of the continent, albeit a temporary state, calls for rugged and  forceful language. Being uncertain as to the libel laws governing the weather, I shall try to  temper my .remarks.  Thfe Siberian Sauce which the  weatherman refers to as "snow  and freezing temperatures" has  its points and J don% mean  icicles;: Point numfeorie?-1 like  JbllOj' and to, have* it requires  no effort at all and practically  no waiting. Point number two:  It's lovely to look at.-Hidden are  all thei;eyesores that man strews  around in the'. name of progress.s  Last,7but by no means least, is  the holding off of the dark despair; that is going to fill my soul  when 7this potential mud starts  to come into the house, attached  to. assorted sizes of rubber boots.  Those are going to be the unhappy days. In its present state  the cold and white is a cinch..  > Qff with the whisk . . . out with  ''���the broom. So much for the  credit side;  The other side of the picture  is    doleful    and    dreary.    New  friendships are springing up all  over the place, and old ones are  rapidly  breaking  down.     Those  "Who  have  no   furnace    find   it  rather difficult to converse ami-  1 ably with those who have,  and  \those  whose   water   pipes   have  ���'frozen haven't  a thing in com-  [lrjon with those  whose haven't.  ���Those   who  have   exploded   oil-  [i burners take  a  very   dim  view  ��� of  those  whose   stoves    radiate  Xiheer by means of wood. Those  ������ who burn wood, but have none,  spend their  spare time sticking  ) pins in images of the oil users.  i*. ^Those, in the places where the  . snow  is   several   feet   in   depth  I look with   a  marked  degree  of  [j. scorn on those who measure the  7vsrhite stuff in inches.  These, , in  , Jun$j 3ee__(0r;feh^.~$ie imanr.,next  fcSE^rT uy$hb went ~ south last 1x6-  "vember is a renegade and a traitor for not being on hand in his  Country's hour of need.  ^Misery is said to love company, but apparently cold hands  arid feet don't come under mis-  , eipy's wing, because unless the  things turn black and drop off,  no one is ever convinced that  your feet ��� or hands are as cold  as theirs. They don't actually  >say so, but there is a false note  to?'the proffered sympathy.  'This prolonged deep-freeze  i treatment has produced a serious  dislocation in routine family life.  Coming, as it has, hard on the  heels of the holiday disruption,  the average household which  includes two or more children,  begins to take on the aspects of  a ^ particularly untidy gopher's  dferi.  iThe kitchen, being the warmest room in the house, is the repository for all the outdoor  wearing apparel possessed by  eyery member of the family.  P&its, shirts, socks, jackets,  roitts, gloves" and scarves are  djpaped over everything that will  hoid them up. Footgear, from  very small slippers to very large  hip-boots, occupy all the avail  able space within a radius of  frye feet of the stove. Ifs quite  amazing how many articles can  gfct lost in a 10 by 12 space. In  fact, it places rather a strain on  dispositions not as placid as they  might be.  ���^The necessity of using a hammer and chisel to get the last  washing off the line is a little  trying, especially when underwear and pyjamas look, for all  the .world, as though Junior was  still inside them. There are moments, of course, when this  would  seem   like : an    excellent  idea.. about the time the 16th  icicle comes in to be melted in  ^the pot that has been dried and  Xpfrt away for the 15th time. Once  7S_e clothes are pushed and bent  Xifrtio position on the drying rack  hjabbve the stove there  comes  a  Xshjort  period    of   acute   anxiety  |;7(yhile    the    indoor /temperature  :draops^dfegree after degree. Frenzied stoking of the fire induces  speculation on the relative merits   of freezing    or    burning  to  death,   (iithis   continues   much  longer either one will be a solution to all other problems.)  ���-:-Af last I understand what is  Municipal ��ark Ctoisd  THE ASSESSMENT in Gibsons Village is%owX  more   in  line  with  that   of   the -provincial !  areas, but that seems to have caused few smiles.  Everyone    is    against    the   higher    assessments.  Everyone   is   against   paying    more    money   for  schools���against   paying   more   money   for   anything at the moment. The financial horizon looks  black for  residents  of  the Peninsula  as far  as   ,  the values and mill- rate are concerned.  We predict it is going to look still blacker.  The faint ray of hope which shines through the  momentary cloud���lowering of the mill rate���is  purely and simply a false dawn. It is to be  doubted that the mill rate will be lowered to  compensate for the higher assessments. There is >  . little hope for that in Gibsons.  In the village there is a cry for improvements, not the least of which is a better water  system. Even the youngest child in the country,  knows that to be able to buy a candy bar one  must have money.  The water system enlargement and the many  improvements asked of the village council every  year is no candy bar. It takes just that much  more money. Neither you nor the village council  can get money from, low assessments and a low  mill rate.  Out of this dark cloud there looms a mere  glimmer of light for some���the court of revision  which has to sit and verify the assessor's findings in respect to your property. That may give  relief in some small way, but only in a small  way and only to a very few.  The provincial court of revision will be the  first to sit. From it will come the clue which will  undoubtedly guide the Village Commission.  But back of all this juggling and wailing  looms the hand of the captain as he guides his  ship, the Cameron Report, through the treacherous and tricky waters of municipal politics and  finance.  We must come again, as we shall ever do  for some years to come, to the schools���the crux  of most of our particular worries. On the schools  depends the welfare of our future. Make no mistake about that. And the schools depend on  money. And the money depends on you. So . . .  A Playground At Last?  THE KINSMEN CLUB has set its hand to the  plow for 1950. Without fanfare or trumpet,  the wheels are now rolling which, it is sincerely  hoped by all, will end with the children of Gibsons and surrounding areas having a playground  where it is safe, complete with swings and seesaws and the many other gadgets dear to the  heart of the youngsters.  It is the club's intention to equip and maintain a sports field and playground for the young  fry. It has a small amount of money on hand  for this purpose, there is more money lying  dormant in the banks for just such a purpose;  money now controlled by organizations nearly  defunct.  The Kinsmen are to be congratulated on their  attempts   to    unite   these   different   accounts   in  John Must Re Strong  i^pRKaS FIRE' in iith^^bspns Bo||_r of^Tr^e^"  Fire which may consume it from'within ,puf .  more probably will set a flame to .the bone-dry  tinder which is the apathy of public feeling here.  In the surprise election of local bank manager John Theed to the presidency of the board  lies the clue to the new spirit which is taking  control. ���  There is no doubt in anyone's mind that John  Theed will make a good president. By virtue of  his training and because of the high esteem in  which he is held, the popular young manager  will make a good leader, "provided ...  And therein rests the success of the board.  Therein nestles the history of Gibsons. With this  rejuvenated group, the Peninsula itself can come  into its own. Or it can snuggle back in its bed  of iassitude and wait for several more years.  The decision rests with the president. The  onus is entirely on John's shoulders.  There is energy and vital enthusiasm in the  board. There is stubborn pride in being right  among some of its members. There is the inevitable feeling among some that another man would  have been better. That is to be found among all  popularly elected groups.  One   member,   or . group,'  will  have   a   pet  At Times We Rise  JIM VEITCH  has  enemies   in  this  country,   as  well as friends: But his actions at the Board  of Trade meeting, held to elect a president, will  win him more friends. than he made during his  whole term of office several years ago.  Nominations for the presidency had been  called for. Mr Veitch was acting chairman. He  was nominated and after a few moments someone moved nominations close, at least that was  what the mover started to say. Then Cliff Gray  was nominated.  He refused,  with thanks.  There was a lull, then John Theed was  nominated. The bank manager demurred but was  argued into letting his name stand. It was obviously going to be a vote between the man who  had  controlled   the meeting   and  the man who  order to at long last fulfil the wishes of all the  kids but also to point the desires of so many of  their elders who, years ago, had gathered money  for just such a purpose.  It is felt that the money now lying idle  would be forthcoming if the original owners  were sure it would be used for the purposes  attributed to it.  With the Kinsmen assuring the honesty, and  the happy faces of the kids, when they see their  new park, receipting the bill, it should be easy  for the club to fulfill the first plan for the new  year.  Recognition should be given to the units  which raised the money. This can be done by  commemorating the gifts by means of plaques  or boards throughout the park, crediting the  various groups for their laudable efforts.  ;;^ scheme! 1��>ne ixianr w.ll?��>e sitfe vhiso'.idfea "is othe  >1? m'ajbr^project fori the coming season.' All these  and more are part of the breathing, living Board  of Trade.  John Theed must be strong enough to control these elements���must be strong enough and  wise enough to guide these energies along the  path of success, along the path of progress.  At every meeting in the future he will have  to watch and be sure. His is not the job to strive  for. His is the labor of responsibility. By his  actions during the next five months of his pro  tern presidency will he be judged.  Fire there is, and fire he must control. We  are glad there is heat and anger there. For only  by having these elements can we weld a strong  and powerful weapon with which we can slice  our share of prosperity, with which we can carve  our niche.  We must lend a hand to the leader in order  that the fires will not consume. We must make  sure that the heat of enthusiasm never dwindles  again. If we-do our-part in. all honesty and faith  in the future, then'"John can do his with promptitude and success.  We wish him luck���the very best of luck.  had  come  merely   as   an  interested  member  of  the board.  A feeling of tension took hold. There was  no doubting the enthusiasm and power of the  chairman. There was no doubting the popularity  of the bank manager.  'I'll accept the  nomina-  Said  John Theed,  tion, with thanks."  Quick as a flash came the chairman's answer: "I hereby withdraw and promise to support John to the very best of my ability." There  was no doubting the sincerity of the promise.  Jim Veitch was probably a bigger man at  that moment than he will be for a long time.  Perhaps bigger than he has ever been.  meant by a well insulated house.  If you have one, the original  snowfall lies on the roof in all  its white glory; the quarter inch  of ice is on the outside of the  windows instead of the inside;  the draught between the front  door and the back is caused by  someone whisking through in a  hurry and not.by the riorth wind  trying to go south by the shortest possible route; heavy grey  work socks are worn because you  think they are smart and not  because ice ran out the last time  the cat scratched your shin.  Ah well! We ain't never died  a winter yet and chances are  that.-most of us will survive to  complain about the summer's  heat.  SUBSTITUTE FOR SWEETS  All children like sweets and  it is not always wise to refuse  them bluntly on health grounds.  Instead, why not try to substi-  tude a treat that is also a helth-  ful food. In this bracket is ice  cream. Ice cream is a fine source  of the B vitamins. Your children won't object to this healthful food.  Gibsons School News  By EUGENE BLOMGREN  WE ARE all bacic at school once  more, happy and trying to keep  our New Year's resolutions after  all the season's  celebrations.  Betty Brown, a popular Grade  10 student,- -is having trouble  with her appendix at St Mary's  Hospital. We hope she is back  with us  soon.  TEEN TOWN  The Roberts Creek Teen Town  1949 Salmon Pack  Slightly Higher  Than Thai of '48  THE 1949 pack of British Columbia salmon was only slightly higher than the previous  year's total, despite some earlier  optimistic predictions of a greater volume, the American Can  Company Ltd., Vancouver, has  reported.  In a survey based on container requirements of Pacific  Coast packers, the can manufacturing company estimated the  1949 catch at just the 1,400,000-  case mark. This compares with  the government figures of 1,308;-  137 cases for 1948.  "The usually substantial pack  of Chum salmon was a big'question mark in 1949," commented  G. W. Henderson, Canco's west  coast sales manager. "Packers  were very cautious because of  the drop in exports. In former  years, quantities of Chum were  shipped to sifch countries as  France, South Africa, Australia  and other British possessions but  these countries are now unable  to make substantial purchases  because of the dollar shortage.  Although there is only a light  demand for Chum on the domestic market due to the lack  of a pronounced pink or reddish color, this species is gaining in popularity because of its  high nutritive value."  The Canco spokesman reported that the Sockeye pack was  approximately equivalent to  1948's and that the other favored  varieties, Cohoes . and Pinks,  showed a satisfactory increase  over the last three years.  EGMONT  By   JEAN  JEFFRIES  HERE we are knee deep in snow  and  people   are talking  about  spring planting.  The   Malcolm   Silveys   started  .   the new year in their hew^fjiflje  * end _had _a rirj-.snor.ting   . noiise-  warming  party  on  New ,.Year's  night.    Everyone  had   a    grand  time and after the refreshments  Percy   Crow-Swords   took   some  pictures of those present, including two of Mr and Mrs  H. Silvey who were celebrating their  41st wedding anniversary.  Mr and Mrs Fred Day and  George Staiton entertained a  few friends recently, namely  Mrs Dalton, Mr and Mrs Crowe-  Swords, Mr Bill Blakely and Jim  and I.  At midnight the boys took the  firecrackers out and set them  off. Between the snow on the  ground and the large snowflakes  drifting down, it was certainly  a sight to see. Too bad there  isn't  snow  at  Halloween.  The Egmont Consumers' Co-op  held its annual meeting January  7. It was quite a meeting, lengthy  to say the least. The most important piece of information  coming from it was the annual  checking which showed a profit  which, in turn, means patronage  dividends this year.  Len Longacre was elected and  J. Jeffries re-elected to the board  of directors.  Hal Dakin of the UBC Extension Department explained the  balance sheet to the members.  Karl Dybhavn also attended in  his capacity as manager of the  U.F. Co-op.  Mr and Mrs John West and  family have been spending a  few weeks' holiday in Vancouver.  elected a new slate of officers  at a recent meeting in the home  of Allison Heron. Lin Johnson,  popular student from Grade 11,  took the top office. She will take  over where the last president,  Edward  Shaw,  stopped.  Other officers are: Deputy  mayor, Mary Jean Kennedy;  secretary, Jacquiline Johnson;  treasurer, Eugene Blomgren; police force, Don Sleep and Tom  Cain.  The members took the opportunity of thanking retiring president Edward Shaw for the fine  job he did as mayor.  A very successful Teen Town  dance was held at Roberts Creek  on the same date as the meeting.  Teen Towners from Sechelt and  Gibsons: ..attended. _ .____ ___.__v-.-f By E. NESTMAN  RECEIVED this very fine letter  in my mail, and I'm going to  let everyone read it, for it's very  refreshing . . . and to have such  a wonderful outlook on life at  that very fine age of 86, is something different in this day and  age ...  Dear Friend���  Greetings to all down there,  many thanks for all gifts, letters and lucky wishes of good  will to me. Hope you and that  new baby had a wonderful  Christmas, kiss the baby for me.  _  Hassans'  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  The  Old-Establ ished  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  THE  COAST  NEWS, Monday,  Jan.   23j  T950  Now to tell you of me, as you  saw me at the Children's party,  also   the   Klondike   night,     you  know  up  to  then  that  all  was  well,   Mrs   Bartle   saw   me   safe  home from  the Klondike night,  by  11  o'clock.  So  you  see  was  home to  give Santa  a  welcome  when he came in as usual���loaded down with gifts from you all.  Sis gave him a little "sniff," to  keep  him warm  .  .  .  took  one  myself and off to bed . . . Woke  up on Xmas morning to see the  sun rise from my bedroom window,   it   was   a   lovely   sight.   I  said my prayers with thanks for  everybody and as I could not go  to church had the sermon on the  radio.   All   chores   done   for   me  by Leo D'Aoust, Sylvia D'Aoust  came over then to help me with  my   gifts,   and   my  Blessing  for  the day was Walter FFrench to  see his old grandmother and he  helped  Sylvia    with    the   gifts.  Then    his    mother    came,    not  knowing   he  was  up.   It  was   a  grand   gift  to   them  both.   .   .   .  Wally took Walt home from here  with his Mother . . . then called  for me to go  on down  to supper, bringing me home after nine  o'clock.  There ended the Xmas,  very thankful to rest all the rest  of the week.   ... On Thursday  there was  another  surprise,  my  daughter    Mrs   Vern   Burns    of  Pincher   Creek,   Alberta,     came  through   all  that  storm   by   car,  was   I  glad  to  see  her to  take  me   to   the   New   Year's   Frolic,  my only wish was for to go for  one more dance to meet all the  folks,   and I sure  did.  We took  in both dances, then home, leaving   me   safe    in    a     good   hot  blanket,     then     off  they* went,  where   I   don't   know     but  you  know Wally and Peg. . . . Anyway,   Jean   got   home   Safe   and  we had New Year's Day together  with   Mrs  Dell  Graham     as  our  guest,  Peggy  arrived  later.  Choice  Red Cedar Yellow Cedar Fir  IN ALL DIMENSIONS  ROUGH PLANED - SHIPLAP  We deliver anywhere on the Peninsula  BURNS & JACKSON SAWMILL  Phone Wilson Creek 15 M-2  Wilson Creek  Next day having all that care I  caught a real chest cold so Jean  put me to bed, hot plate, and  oils, lemon honey, and I'm here  yet. . . . Now if you can beat  that come along, I'm still with  you all, greetings to every one  from me . . . and my sincere  thanks to all my friends and  neighbors, who so generously remembered me Xmas, and New  Years . . . my best to you all.  Sincerely "Granny McEwen."  PS���Only had two "Sniffs"  . . . (Granny has the heart of a  teen ager . . , ). Bless her . . )  Mrs H. Clay home after several weeks away.  Mrs Coleridge home. When  snow leaves us, maybe we can  get around, and visit a few of  our shut-ins . . . very happy to  have them home. Mrs Sotiros  still sojourning in Vancouver, bet  she is going to be glad to get  back home.  No getting around very much  in this snow, in fact staying close  to home, and just darting out  for the necessities of life. What  a country. Who said it never  snowed  in B.C.  Mr Mel Usher up for couple  of days, they are now located in  Maillardville, and would be glad  to hear from any of their friends  ... one of these days, we are  going to get that road in front  of the post office fixed ... I  took a very nice slide down,  coming from there the other day  ... it wasn't bad, as I didn't  hit   any  rocks  going  down.  Hear "Do" Wortman is back  home again, greetings, hope you  are recovering, and will be soon  back on the job. Sorry to report Mrs Banks of "Whytecot,"  Gibsons, has gone down to Vancouver and is in the hospital . . .  her return is indefinite.  Our grandchild has put on over  a pound, since her return from  hospital, and we're all quite  thrilled about that. Must get a  list of new babies from the nurse  one of these days, for there's  quite a new crop around, the  little ones who a few months  ago, seemed so tiny, are now almost walking, how they grow,  for which the mothers are truly  thankful. Don't forget to feed .  the birds, having a cat around ;  ������pur house.-.who^o^^^ildsllji^^;  -1 mean loves -them;^t "have':voHiitq''"  a time, have the oats, porridge,  and bread crumbs up on the  window box for them, and have  to keep the cat in while the poor  things eat . . . they flock around,  even the old seagulls will try  and horn in . . . tHe cat goes  wild, she gets up on the cupboard, and reaches over to the  door, tries to jiggle the key, and  knocks it to the floor, then yowls  her head off . . . but I keep her  in until we can't stand the yowls  any more. But the poor birds  sure need that food.  Listening   to   a   few   of   those  wild   and  woolly  commentators,  from outside stations, sometimes  makes   you  wonder,     seems    if  they didn't have so many prophesies of wars, and wars to come,  they'd   have   nothing     to     talk  about, but the odd few women  whose   lives   make   mighty   dull  reading.  They  keep   one stirred  up in a dither from one end of  week   to   the   other,   with  their  talk of atomic bombs, what Russia   is   doing,   and   what  she   is  going to do . . . when they know-  as much about it as the average  arm chair critic in front of his  fire.    They   are   paid     fabulous  sums, and some of the tripe they  dish  out  is  really   criminal.  As  one   commentator   said,   and   he  was about the most sensible one  I've   heard   in   some   time,   that  the  public   demands   the  sensational  news   they   get,     and   in  passing, he said the three greatest   headlines   of  the   past  year  was the Rita Hayworth debacle,  the     Ingrid     Bergman-Rosellini  case,   and  the   marriage   of  the  once barmaid, to the four times  married  Gable.   He   said  if   our  tastes were so low, it was time  we  took  stock  of  ourselves,  to  see what depths we had all sunk  too, and how right he was. With  this   stuff   staring   at   you   from  morning   to   night,   why   glorify  these  people,    when    there are  countless good ones around, who  work for the good of their neighbors,   and  mankind   in   general  without one word of thanks,  or  praise. I think if a lot of these  so   called   socialites,   were  given  the     cold    shoulder    treatment,  there'd be less of it. Who cares  what they do, they are all only  dust,   and   one  day  will  all  go  the  way  of. all flesh.   Certainly  they are no. examples of shining  lights to set up in front of everyone. If people didn't support this  kind of tripe, as the commentator said, then they'd drop it too.  But it's time we did take stock  of ourselves at that. There is so  much  misery  around,  that people's  efforts  and  energies could  certainly be put to a great deal  better use. Let's hope it changes  in the New Year.  There's   so  much    snow    and  slush around, we will have to^r  dig ourselves out of this today.. :  Most everyone staying-close toy  home, and they're wise, for it's-  dynamite walking if you -don't  have to. Home and the fire is r.  the best place this weather. Be_  seeing you folks. Thought I sawr  a' robin out on the window box,  it was a fairly large bird with-  brownish red chest and neck . 7 .;  am I right or wrong? Xv  The famliar cupola on railroad  cabooses was "invented" by a  brakeman who discovered the-  Chicago and North Western  excellence of the view when he  stuck his head through a hole  in the roof of a damaged caboose.,  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 forv  Optical Service?  STOCK-REDUCING  CLEARANCE  in  DRY GOODS  HARDWARE  CHINA  ETC.  MURDOCH'S  Marine Supply  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  r  Sechelt-Jervis Towing Co.  Your Local Complete Marine Towing Service  LOG TOWING ��� YARDING  PILE DRIVING  SCOWS -  SALVAGE  DREDGING  Special Facilities for Quick Movement of Cats, Logging Trucks and  General Camp Equipment  PHONE US COLLECT FOR RATES  GIBSONS ��� Mr. Reg Godfrey, Tel. Granthams 56  SECHELT ��� Coast News, Phone 32  PENDER HARBOUR���Bill Donley, c/o Hassan's Store, Tel.  6U  NANAIMO���The Nanaimo Towing Co.  Ltd.  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Po^er.- Joe asked him to say  H6116 to ariy of us who remember- the ��_ivis' family and don't  w&alL    yy ���������  i ; Sorry- to hear that Joe Archer  j.s-'suffering a severely injured  hand, caught it in the power  saw^--Sunday. Good thing Dad  Fr%d-is around to do all those  little jobs such as the wood this  "old weather. Hope Joe gets  flon%. alright.  'A^'very pleasant  evening was  ipeht;at the home of Mrs Harry  billingsley-; when the DePencier  ircle met there for their month-  meeting.   Owing, to   the   icy  a��s  there  were not  as  many  (,;-expected   but   even   at   that  inef ladies attended. It was de-  |pde<|! to , s��w for the choir sup-,  licjejs etc. and the next meeting  ill  be  at    the    home   of Mrs  helma Brooker oh February 9.  "rs; Jack  Redman   is  president  f. this group and Mrs C. Blan-  iar# is secretary-treasurer.  1A "veiry pleasant surprise party  'as held at the home of Mrs  helma Brooker in honor of Mr  id Mrs E. S. Clayton. The staff  . Union7 Steamships Store pre-  snted Mr Clayton, who has re-  .ntly retired from the position  : store manager, with a wrist  atch and Mrs Clayton with a  iindiment and cream and sugar  it. The presentation was made  V 7E. Parr Pearson, resident  jerit.' Those present were Mr  ldTMrs Clayton, Mrs Thelma  rooker, Mr Harry Billingsley,  rs R. S. Hackett, Mr Tommy  Morrison, Mr Ed Hancock, Mrs  aexEssdn, Mr W. Paton and  x and Mrs M. Hemstreet and  rs*7C: Prince. Invited but unite to attend were Mrs Dora  pyle; Mr and Mrs J. Mowatt,  rs.;"McGuiness, Mr and Mrs  est and1 Miss Gladys Ponsford  id E. A. Nickson. The evening  assent in gardes and.contests, ^  [d^the entertain^n|r^s^un^#i  .r-*htf direction of^STBrbok^?  'Sr.';   ,r.  We hear that Eleanor Powell  fcd a birthday recently and that  any little friends called in.  any Happy . Returns, Eleanor,  e of our favorite children here.  Spending a short vacation with  sr parents' Mr and Mrs V. F.  Jinn is'"Mrs Hvaas the former  >ra.-Punn. ISfora has certainly  en; getting around since mar- *,  iget to ^a.deep sea captain and  ere's riot many places that she  sn?t'visited. She was just come  cle^'from England where she  ir -her   grandmother    for   the  I PREDICT7 by the time you  read this the worst: will be  over. Everyone is talking or  writing about the weather. From  here on in it is "the forbidden  subject.  The P-TA held its monthly  meeting . last Tuesday with a  very poor attendance owing to  the forbidden subject.  Mrs J.TKirkland sent a letter  of thanks for the.cameiia bush  the unit had sent her. in -appreciation for the work she had  done as past president. A letter,  from James Sinclair assured  wholehearted support in the  fight for federal.aid for education. .,'.-.'  Our Valentine, dance tickets  are on sale now, 75 cents. Get  yours early.  ,kA letter was received from the  Sechelt P-TA requesting help  arid support for another Talent  Show. This scheme is under supervision of Mrs K. Whitaker.  All    entries     should     be    sent  first time. We "enjoyed our1 short  visit with Nork, she is just the  same friendly girl and still a  dead ringer for Deanna purbin,  and it was nice to hear about  England too, We would like a  trip sometime.  Mr' Bill Hunter will be back  in Sechelt once; more driving  taxi. We missed you, Bill, and  your sense of humor even if you  did let us fall flat on our face  once in getting out of your cab.  We forgave you very readily  anyhow, it was good for a laugh  and no harm done..  'through  her.  I should have been in Pender  Harbour this last weekend but  the forbidden subject stopped  me. Maybe this one.  I  met  some  grand  people   iri  and   around  Sechelt  in  my   ef-.  forts  to try   and  straighten  out  the   subscription   lists   for     this  paper.  I just happen to winder if the  kids in grades ,711. and 12* are  happy about"., having the warmest rooms iri Gibsons school. It'  means'' they are often the only  ones at school.  There is a meeting of the Roberts     Creek     Community     Hall  THE COAfeT  NEWS, Monday, Jon.  23,   1950  Board scheduled for Monday, 23.  This meeting is NOT in the community hall but in Mathew's  HalL 7 '"_  ���Now :I must scatter. I want  to get this on the way and I  have to, head for West. Sechelt.  Cheers for now and hopes for  better news on the forbidden  subject.  Jack for Short.  The last census showed that  1,474,009 Canadians spoke both  French and . English, 7J735.486  spoke English only, and 2,181,746  spoke. French only.  Selma Park  Modern hair  styling. Competent    work  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  Get  all the news of the dis-  trim  bv  reading. The  News....  Fast Freight Serviee  SAILINGS THREE TIMES WEEKLY  Load Monday for  Load Wednesday for  Load Thursday for  Gibsons Gibsons  Roberts Creek Roberts Creek  Davis Bay (Wilson Ck.)    Davis Bay (Wilson  Sechelt Sechelt  Halfmoon   Bay  Secret Cove  Pender Harbour  Irvines Ldg.  Hassens Wharf  Garden Bay  Gibsons  Roberts Creek  Ck-)    Davis Bay (Wilson Ck.)  Sechelt  Halfmoon Bay  Pender Harbour  irvines Landing  Hassens Wharf  ^ Garden Bay  Davidson Marine Freirtt Limited  ARROW TRANSFER ��� SHED No. 1  Phone Vancouver TA 5041  Sechelt 63 or 31C  i?  %  5*  B%& ''  EVERY  ��.  I  BURNS  1 v ��� *���r"  Chuckwagon  y 7:30 p.m.  t/5  The weather has been against motoring but that is what we  are here for. We offer a complete line of  ANTI-FREEZE  Bring in the pieces from that frozen battery  We Give You $1.50 On a New One  With our portable thawing outfit your frozen household pipes  area cinch.  CRACKED BLOCKS  CYLINDER BRAKES  WELDED AT  SILVER GRILLE  %  ^  DIAL 600  .  WILSON CREEK  im  >T��  It's Cheaper, Quicker, Easier    m^  Your 0w& Community  CREEK GIBSONS  $3-30 return ;   $2.40 return  TRAVEL AND IN TOWN EXPENSES  to VANCOUVER  CENTRE  OUR EXPRESS COSTS YOU LESS 6  TN�� COAST  NEWS, Monday, Jan. &3,  1950  BOWEN ISLAND  By PEARL PUNNETT  ARTHUR DAVIES of Fern Falls  left on the 12th for California  on a six-week vacation aijd is  hoping spring will be here by  the time h,e returns. We all hope  so too.  There was no church service  on the 15th as the Howe Sound  ferries were cancelled on account of the rough wind.  Mr and Mrs Albert Billington  of Toba Inlet have been staying  with  the  former's mother,  Mrs  Peter Wood.  The school had to close this  week as the pipes were frozen  solid after the zero temperatures  of last weekend.  Mr and Mrs Eddie Lawrence  and children arrived home on  the 14th from Stony Mountain,  Manitoba, and landed here in  colder weather than they had  left behind.  There is not much doing  around here just now. The main  occupation of most folks is  thawing pipes, getting wood and  stoking fires.  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 ITD;  1075 MAIN STREET  PA. 6539 Vancouver PA. 9171-2  By "J FOR JUDY"  HERE are a few Christmas highlights, hope it isn't too late to  be of interest. It turned out to  be a Happy Christmas after all  for Joey, Charlie and Peter Lee,  as their mother, Mrs Frank Lee,  who had t>een confined to the  Vancouver General Hospital for  a few weeks, arrived home just  two days before Xmas.  Pete Michaelson was an unofficial member of the Polar  Bear Club on Xmas Eve when  he misjudged his footing at  Frank Lee's float and fell into  the icy water. He clung to the  side of his rowboat and shouted  for help. John Haddock, hearing the frantic call, ran to Lee's,  and with Frank's aid, pulled him  out, shivering and cold. After a  good thawing out, change of  clothing and a stiff Hot Rum,  Pete seemed none the worse for  his experience.  We decided to spend our New  Year's at Powell River, our old  "Home Town.". This was John's  first visit back in  nearly eight  years.  We  attended the  annual  Papermakers'   Ball    at    Dwight  Hall, and ran into a host of old  friends.     Also   exchanged   New  Year's greetings with George and  Mrs Haskinsr formerly of Granthams (and this paper). Monday  morning  early,    there   was   the  wail of the Westview Fire Sirens,  then smoke pouring from Carey's  Furniture: Store, one of the largest  of the  district. Before long  the entire building was enveloped  in flames,   and  firemen and  volunteers had.    to    concentrate  their  efforts  on saving  Carey's  residence and nearby stores. At  noon,  on our way to catch the  r\   '^.77  .-X,  ~'r4i  The Province of British Columbia has established by statute over one hundred municipal divisions, and directly and indirectly it is concerned vitally with  their welfare.  Since the early 1930's when the days of economic depression seriously reduced the ability of the senior government toaid its municipal divisions, substantial advances have been made in the subsidization of municipal actiyities.  Not only through direct grants-tnK-id, such as from Motor*-Vehicle revenue  and the Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax, but through assistance to education by ways of grants toward both current and capital costs and the indirect aid  by way of assumption of a large part of municipal responsibility for health and  welfare changes, has the Province financially supported the local governments  and relieved them of a heavy tax burden.  Following almost in its entirety the advice of the- Royal Commission on Provincial-Municipal Relations,"aid to municipalities has increased over seven-fold in  the past eight years and is still developing. The toble below illustrates how these  principal  sources of assistance have expanded in the post-war years.  DIRECT GRANTS  "Municipalities Aid Act," 1948���  (1) Motor-vehicle   revenue      (2) Social Security and Municipal Aid Tax  Education���  (1) Basic and Supplementary grants   (2) Conveyance of pupils  . ..���.   (3) Teachers' pensions   (employer's shaite)'  (4) Schoo} buildings  .   1941-42  $570,000.00  1,774,000.00  86i0Q0tf0  ~ 95jG~6b7rio  1948-49  (anticipated)  $ 1,657,000.00  4,707��000,a0  5,848,000.00  250;OOO.OO  702'OOOiOO  3*000,000.00  1949-50  (estimated)  \ l,625i000:00  5;900.000i00  5,864,000.00  275;000.0Q  713*000*00  3;400,000.00  (a)  (b)  Cc)  (d)  INDIRECT AID  Social assistance���  Indigent relief���municipal cases  Indigent medical services   Hospitalization of indigents   Keep and transport of prisoners ���.  Local roads   $2,525,000.00      $16,164,000.00      $17,777,000.00  415,000.00  25,000.00  Interest on eertif icates^of loan  re municipal superannuation  1,800,000.00  -360*000.00  -188,000.00  60,000.00  70,000100  110,000.00  2,765,000.00  593,000.00  463,000.00  100,000.00  70,000;00  122,000.00  $2,965,000.00      $18,752,000.00      $21,890,000.00  :;.�����������'  .;>'���  It  Herbert  Anscomb,  Minister.  MHRDB  "Mariner," the remains were  still smouldering; _ just the chimney standing. While; the fire was  at its height, and four fire engines on the scene, our son Albert remarked there were more  men around when Nels Anderson's woodshed caught fire at  Madeira Park last summer!  Miss Jean Bergenham, Mr Jack  Blaine, Miss Margaret Bergenham and Mr Bob Scott, all of  Vancouver, enjoyed Christmas  festivities with the girls' mother  and family at Madeira Park,  Mrs Harry Reiter.  Madeira Park, especially around  our place, should have been  named "Delrior" Park on our  return from Powell River, everything was frozen! the whole bay,  right over to Canoe Pass, Kiev-  en's, past Frank Lee's, and on  toward Jim Cameron's Whiskey  Slough, and even to Dusenbury's  Island. For the first time in many  years, Sinclair Bay had ice. The  youngsters are making the most  of the snow now, with sleigh-  riding. The Lagoon at Madeira  was solid enough for skating, but  was quite bumpy.  Mr and Mrs John Daly spent  the New Year's season skiing up  Hollyburn.  A correction in printing of the  Community Club nominations is  as follows: Vice-president, Jim  Cameron, Bill Newick, Frank  Lee, Bill Scoular. For 2nd Vice-  president, R. Murdoch, Mrs E.  Larsen. Plan to attend your Community Club's annual general  meeting Sunday, January 22 at  Garden Bay Lodge* 2 p.m.  Peggy Cameron had the misfortune to sprain her right arm  while sleigh-riding this week.  She will be off work for a while.  Tough luck, Peggy.  Further on the Camerons: Mrs  Bill C. was hospitalized for a  few days, receiving treatment for  burns. Auntie "Tottie" looked  after little June during that  time.  Dtafid1 Mrs D. D. Vollan spent  part of the holiday season with  the former.s mother, Mrs Grace  Vollan at Garden Bay. They left  for their home in Sian'FranciSiEO  a few days ago, but they still  think Pender Harbour is the  beauty spot of _tnem all. j  An old-timer, Louie Larsen}  passed away at His home Christmas Day, at the age of 91. He  leaves a brother m the Harbour,  to mourn his death.  Little Betty, daughter of Mr  and Mrs Jack Stewart, of Madeira Park, was taken seriously  ill recently, necessitating her rer  moval to a Vancouver hospital  Pleased to report that Mrs!  Ole Lee is. progressing very well,  at the Vancouver General Hosr(  pital and is able to be up in..&.,  wheel chair now. We hope to i  see  her  back  home  before  too i  long.  \  Mr and Mrs Russ Keillbr were<  passengers city-bound on Sun-j  day's Mariner, as were George f  Haddock and Mr and Mrs Enaiei  Lee. |  Thorne Duncan's new gillne.^  ter the "Louella May" #^  launched this week at Bargaiii  Harbour Marine. This boat  powered with a Nordberg ma  ine engine, one of the fitat  around these parts.  Our sincere sympathies at .this*  time go out to Mr and Mrs G&&1  don Roy in the death of Gordie'^  mother, Mrs Lillian Roy, on Jan?jj  uary 3.  It's a daughter for Mr and. >  George   S.   Wright,   born   at  Mary's   Hospital  on  January  Congratulations!  Sir  ,.......J?  LOST  Irish Setter: Red, female/  Answers to name of Pamela. Small white mdfck  on chest, in the shape of  a 7. Is wearing a worn  green collar.  REWARD  Please  phone Leona Lee  at Lloyd's Store or write  Sinikka Kolehmainen>  Pender Harbour, B.C.  'I  M  1  SCHEDULE  OF   PASSENGER AND   EXPRESS  SERVICE  Schedule No. 15 ��� Effective September 29, 1949  Subject to Change Without Notice  PENINSULA  m  Tuesday  NORTHBOUND  Lv. VANCOUVER $:30 a;m.  WILSON CREEK 11:45 a.m.  *SECHELT 12:15 noon  HALFMOON BAY        1 :T5 p.m.  Ar. PENDER HARBOUR   2:30 p.m.  Thursday  Lv. VANCOUVER  WILSON CREEK  SECHELT  HALFMOON BAY  Ar. PENDER HARBOUR  >��_  ���^1  9:30 o.m.  11:45 a.m.  12:15 noon  1:15 p.m.  2:30 p.m.    V  Saturday  Lv. VANCOUVER  WILSON CREEK  SECHELT  Ar. HALFMOON BAY  9:30 a.m.  11^45 a.m.  12:15 noon  1:15. p.m.  Sunday  Lv. VANCOUVER  Ar.    SECHELT  7:30s p.m.  9:45 p.m.  E  _&'  il  _&  I  _i&  i  *AII Sechelt calls will be made at Wilson Greek <Jurfng  the building of new Sechelt dock.  SOUTHBOUND  Lv. PENDER HARBOUR  HALFMOON BAY  *SECHELT  WILSON CREEK  Ar. VANCOUVER  2:00  3:00  4:00  4: to  6:30  p>m.  p.m.  p.m.  -p*m.  .p*im��.  �����  Friday  Lv. HALFMOON BAY  SECHELT  Ar. VANCOUVER  I  r.v  Ji'l  7:45 p.m.  8:45 p.m.  11:00 p.m.  Lv. PENDER HARBOUR  HALFMOON BAY  *SECHELT  .WILSON CREEK  Ar. VANCOUVER  2:00. p.a��.  3:00 p.m.  4:00 p��m.  4:15 p.m.  6:30 pn,  GjhjF lines urn.  Ferry Wharf, Ft. Columbia, Vancouver���-Phone TA. il4f  ���&������  i  p.  II  in jv.'.p ^,,. ����� ^*rcr.  *slrtsss_*j!i ���kifcs?�� -���aSSBSr??*.  <,*  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Jan.  23,  1950  7  ,���. -$f  ,.^Sv_- ��"Y. *"i:-    ;.: ^ ; ��� ������ a y~i  *as3t-.i-.--     jTJ;.  ^h^a^  jio_ ^JUOjSH^a  X. X v- M, .&  ::.&,  }':. k     ��' Of    ..._*'  Ri  ������-<_-.-    -   .,_?\''.;'i.-.wf  SUB  E TO THE COAST NEWS NOW!  ONLY $2.00 PER YEAR.  I  1-  ,-��������.-���_.��..     ���vsT^  vV.  V  \  7  ��� ���"���.  v_  X'  s'  *. M*4,t-*"t+-..  J, 3  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, Ja^.  23,  1950  ougar ana uanger rare;  Kinsmen Hunt Big Game  GIBSONS-rProbably the greatest predatory animal hunter of  them all, James Dewar, took  Kinsmen along the trail of the  mountain lion when he spoke on  cougar and their habits at the  club's bi-monthly supper meeting in Hunter's Guest House,  Wednesday.  Little known facts about cougar were handled with authority. In relation to the belief that  cougar will not attack a man,  Mr Dewar recalled times when  he has actually known of cases  which disprove this theory. "A  cougar will attack anything or  anybody," he said, "���often  without provocation."  "Cougar are supposed to drop  from trees onto their prey. This  is hardly borne out by facts.  They will attack deer in the  open, from the ground."  Another point was:  "The big cats are supposed to  kill a lot of deer. Maybe they  do, but not to the extent we are  led to believe." The speaker  estimated a cougar will tkill approximately 20 or 30 deer in a  year. He affirmed that many of  them are cannibals, recalling  fights he has witnessed and the  actual practice   of cannibalism.  Cougar will often kill when  not hungry. They frequently kill  from the urge to kill.  Dogs for tracking cougar are  expensive. "Money can't buy a  good dog," he said. "They have  to be bred for certain characteristics and this is what makes  them invaluable. They are seldom of any use for other work."  Wolves do greater damage to  game in British Columbia than  do other predatory animals.  In speaking of a cougar's  speed, he pointed out that they  GAMBIER HARBOUR  By  Glenwood  DAVE ANDERSON returned to  Shaughnessy Hospital recently and as far as we can find  out he seems to be well following his operation.'  Francis Drage, JP, called a  round table conference of parents on the island and laid several possibilities before them in  respect to schooling. They promised  him  every co-operation.  The USS Lady Rose brought  our mail in the other day. I  understand she will be doing so  for a little while. She will call  in Thursdays, Saturdays and  Sundays.  We were sorry to hear of the  death in Shaughnessy Hospital of  George B. Frost, a former resident of Gambier. Another islander, Arthur Yule of Halcott Bay,  died in Shaughnessy December  31. He was a charter member of  Unit 276.  Mr and Mrs Frank W. Alexander returned to the island recently. They had to walk from  New Brighton owing to there  being no ferry now.  have small lungs which will.not  allow them to run long distances.  "They are fast, but only for a  few  yards."  In answering a question, Mr  Dewar assured that most of the  cougar had now been cleaned  from this country. It may take  them two years to swing around  this area again, he said.  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 GREETS 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  MORE  ABOUT ...  WATER RATES  Continued from page 1  one or two exceptions are equitable and comparable with water  rates charged in other communities. Any increase will involve  severe hardship on many householders with small fixed salaries  and incomes who will likely be  compelled to dig wells. This of  course will be a retrograde step  and could "conceivably if many  were forced to tike this step  mean an even lower gross income from the system. Reducing  the total number of consumers  cannot but place a greater burden on those remaining.  From a business standpoint  the proposed rates in some cases  will increase costs to the point  where they will inevitably have  to be passed on to the consumer  thereby raising the cost of liying  indirectly besides directly as  heretofore described. The proposed increase will lower the competitive opportunities of Sechelt  in relation to other contiguous  communities. The Union Estates  Ltd. is by far the largest owner  of settled property in the area  and even if their own commercial  enterprises are assessed on the  new basis it merely amounts to  taking funds from one pocket  and placing them in another so  that in effect all the dependent  consumers not only bear the full  cost of the operation but are at  the same time in a less favorable  competitive position. We are sure  under the circumstances the commission will not view favorably  an application which will prohibit many consumers from participating and which cannot but  result in placing Sechelt in an  unfavorable light, privately and  commercially in relation to other  communities.  W.   J.  Mayne,  Secretary; .  Ken Whitaker, President.  Free Tips On  Road Building  GIBSONS���Hints   on   cheap   but  lasting road construction were  dished out for nothing when A.  E. Ritchey gave. a short talk on  . road., Construction,    at-, a , recent >  ���meeting of the Board of Trade.' '  XEleferring to  the high  cost of  road: construction and .the voiced  hoped  that  more   money  would  be  forthcoming  from   provincial -  coffers this  year, the" local conr  tractor  pointed   out    there    are  more   than   a   million   yards   of  "ideal" surfacing gravel at Mission Creek. .  "For $10,000 a drag line, crusher and screening plant could be  built assuring gravel of the finest quality. The time is right,"  said Mr Ritchey. "The present  gravel pit is nearly exhausted,  and taking the gravel from Mission Creek would assure the  bridge remaining there during  high water in the future."  Call CECIL LAWRENCE  Sechelt 36  For All The News . .. Read The "News  .f  WATCH - LOOK - PEER  Norman E. Draper, Handwriting Expert.  Will appear with his famous analysis of YOUR  handwriting.  SOON.  EXCLUSIVELY  in the  COAST NEWS  .7  fflxz (Boast Jtas  CLASSIFIED  ADVERTISING  ..-..,���  :     %  3 Lines (15 words) for 35c 3 Insertions (samerad) 75c^  Extra words, above 15-word min., 2c each.  Cash with order. Ja  Notices, Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c Insertion ,1  LITTLE ADS ... BIG RESULTS  FOR SALE-  CLEARANCE   1,000   typewriters  and    adding    machines.    The  Lightning Desk Model Portable  Adding Machine, adds to 99,-  999.99, subtracts, multiplies and  divides; durable all-steel construction; easy to operate���fast  and accurate; fully guaranteed.  To clear $19.95 each. Also all  standard popular ; model. type-  'writ^s,'- regular' price '$155 t6:  $175- each. To clear $40.00 each.  Also later models $50.00 each.  Excellent condition, guaranteed.  ���Depbsit $5.00, balance C.O.D.  Write Capitol Equipment Co.,  2098 St. Catherine St. W., Montreal 25, Que. 25  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  PERSONAL-  SHIP BY Gulf Lines Express^  or from Vancouver. Low ra1  Fast service. Careful hand!  Specify Gulf Lines Express.  FOR SALE��� ;���; . '.. ���  LARGE   baby  crib,   never  ui  Complete with mattress  spring. $20. W; H. Skellett,  sons. 'X*-"27$  ^ROOMXAN0? BOARDS X[%  ROOM and board oiXjust   :p.  available in comfortable pijj  ate home at Selma Park. Phj  Sechelt 32 for details.- .   2543��,  GREAT News! Fast easy moi|  Get $1.00 a pound for ordir*  Forest Moss. Experience um_  essary. Full particulars' and; si  pies 25c. Stamps accepted. Noi  woods Products Ltd., Port Cl|  ents 3, B.C. >'  FOR SALE:  WE HAVE  the  best   in   R  BERS,    SHOES     and    G  BOOTS.  For these iong   wii|/  nights, try our FELT SLIPPBI  WATSON'S Shoe Store, GibsO  BRITISH COLUMBIA . ..  AN SMM STIMA L EMPIRl|  British Columbia offers an unlimited field of industrial and commercial opportunities. British Columbia is a Province rich in natural wealth, both developed** and  undeveloped. The history of primary production in Forestry, Agriculture/ Mining  and Fishing has been one of steady growth.  Secondary industry has more than kept pace with basic industry. It has made such  spectacular progress that now British Columbia ranks as the third industrial Province of the Dominion.  Here at a glance is a picture of British Columbia's steady growth.  PERSONS    EMPLOYED,     1948  Agriculture          33,000  Mining     _.     16,000  Forestry           41,000  Fishing      _    22,000  Manufacturing   ... , 100,000  Miscellaneous      211,000  TOTAL/ .... 423,000  Value  of  Production,  1948  Forestry     .-. ,,$'-'363,786,000  Mining     ^SX      152,524,752  Agriculture   ���_.        142,108,000  Fishing '���.'_��� ~ 58,605,619  Mariufaicrturing 975,000,000  TOTAL.  $1,692,024,371  The Departmgnt of Trade and  Industry encourages the establishment of new enterprise in  British Columbia. Prompt attention is given to industrial  and trade  inquiries.  Manufacturing  Investments  1909     1 $  50,000,000  1919      .....    220,000,000  1929      ���    311,806,456  1939            274,969,502  1948         525,000,000  SXTERXTAK   TRADE,   1948  Exports       $371,480,456  Imports          199,949,221  ��� -X^-      7  .-<���������  '  Industrial  Agriculture  Mining   ........  Forestry-      Fishing ���   ���,.   Manufacturing  Miscellaneous  TOTALi  Payrolls,   1948    $ 30,000,000  ._       35,000,000         80.000,000  . ��� - '40,000,0.00  .    190,000,000  - 275,000,000  - $650,000,000  Miscellaneous   Statistics!,   19--8  Retail  Sales    -'. $-.31,520,000  Buiiaii/g Permits 96,953,000  Consumption, of  Electric. Power  K.-WH. X  3,436,778,000  Railwy Freight.  losfied,   Tons   ..       10,325,427  Department of Trade attd Industry  Parliament Buildings  E. G. ROWEBOTTOM.  Deputy Minister.  Victoria;  B.C.  HON. I_ESIiIE H. EYRES,  Minister.

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