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 [ffender Harbour  Regalia Plans  PENDER    HARBOUR  ���  Plans  are now well under way toward  : making this year's regatta one of  the best and probably the largest  in history.  Feature event will be the proposed International Yacht Club  races, which will include entries  from Canada and the States. A  request has.been sent to Nanaimo  asking them to be host at the  starting point of the event which  is patterned after the big races  held over a several day period.  It is pointed out that this race  -is really a miniature of the international races. It will cater to  boats which cannot enter the  larger races owing to their limited size. It will be a one-day  race.  Novelty events are expected to  be bigger and better. It is planned to have more competition in  the log rolling and an attempt  -will be "made to include Indian  war canoe races.  ii.-:  P-TA Social  lis Big Success  I GIBSONS ��� Square dances and  1 old time roundelays marked  | the  successful  P-TA  social  and  I dance held recently in the School  ���Hall.  v Ray Elliot did a masterful job  'as MC and handled the music  Hbox as well. Mrs Turner looked  [[after the money which streamed  |��� more or less -r- through the  |door. Profits will go into the  fgeneral fund.  It is expected to hold another  [of the same type sometime next  lonth.  ^Whist and Tea  {Honors Mrs Clay  ^HONORING her mother, Mrs  jenny Clay, Mrs Lil Schutz and  jher sister, Mrs Doris Gerow, entertained, at three tables of whist,  |Wednesday afternoon. Winners  ">f whist were Mrs Doris Drum-  lond    and    Mrs    E.    Nestman.  ^mong; the, guests  were  Mr. JR. j.  jNi<&l��.D^^^  rraham,. Mary Drew;  Mrs  Metcalfe, H. Gray, Mrs A. Gardner,  trs D. Crowhurst, Mr J. Wardil,  [rs J. Clay, Mrs E. Nestman and  rs   Harry  Winn.   Refreshments  |were served; highlighting a fine  fternoon.  legatia Group  .eel Planned  >ENDER    HARBOUR   ���   Next  ^ meeting of the Pender Harbour  tegatta Committee will be held  [arch 20 in the Club House, Gar-  Jen Bay.  This is not limited to members  >f the committee in question.  Iveryone   who  has   anything  to  goffer to the discussion should attend. The regatta is important to  |everyone here. Please attend with  jour suggestions and constructive  Iriticism.  i*  Serving a Progressive and Growing  Area on B. C.'s Southern Coast.  Cover? Sechelt, Gibsons, Port Mellon, Woodfibre, Squamish. Irvines  .Landing, Half. Moon -Bay, Hardy  Island, Pender Harbour, Wilson  Creek, Roberts Creek, Gram hams  Landing, Egmont, Hopkins Landing.  Brackendale, Cheekeye, Selma Park,  etc.  PtrB__.ISBj32> BY THE COAST Z7EWS, -GIMITEJJ  Business Office: tS-ibsons, B.C. national Advertising- Office, Powell River. B.C.  Vol. 4 ��� No.  rr  Gibsons, B. C.  __����fc_i  Monday, March  13, 1950  5c per copy, $2.00 per year, by mail  Garden Bay's  Famous Foods  PENDER HARBOUR ���Something new has been added  according to word seeping  through the smell of steaks  and fried ham emanating  from Garden Bay Cafe.  Under lease to Mr and Mrs  W. C. Bayly, the popular eating place has taken on new  life. Meals are served from  8.30 a.m. until well on in the  early hours of the morning.  Pop trior and ever smiling,  Mrs Bayly bids fair to become  as well liked as her food. The  new operation is another clue  to the virility and growth of  the area as a whole.  Naval Base  Firehall Site  Investigation  GIBSONS ��� Ratepayers here  may have the opportunity of  selecting a site for the'proposed  firehall, according to plans suggested by Gibsons and District  Ratepayers' Association.  In order to clarity some opposition to the firehall site as proposed by a majority of the Village Commission, the unit will  urge the Commission to hold a  referendum vote on the site."  It is proposed to ask the commission to release all figures per-  Sign of the Times  GIBSONS ��� This community's  ratepayers' association will  change its by-laws in order to  reduce the number of members  required for a quorum.  taining  to   cost   of  the   planned  building.  It was further resolved that a  committee of the association will  endeavor to find more suitable  sites. Findings will be reported  to a general meeting, April 6.  To Gambier    Trade Body's Program  Is Lights for Pender  GAMBIER ISLAND ��� Tenders  have been called by the government for construction of a  wharf and auxiliary parts at El-  kins Point, Georgia Bay.  Amount of expenditure will be  approximately $50,000. It is expected the new establishment will  be part of the present naval unit  in Vancouver, the HMCS Discovery. The new installation will  be used in training naval cadets.  Ratepayers Score Victoria  aitiafion  GIBSONS ��� More interest in ratepayers' meetings was urged  by Secretary P. Leach when he reported on year's work to  members of Gibsons and District Ratepayers' Association ot its  general meeting.  Mr Leach warned that successful operation of village affairs depended greatly on the. interest of ratepayers.  He reported on business trans-   acted during last year, including  the pressing for a breakwater at  Gibsons, garbage disposal, a  problem that had not yet been  solved owing to difficulty- of locating a garbage dump.  The association supported the  proposal made at the. convention  of the B.C. Union of Municipalities that Village Commissions  be increased from three to five  members. He reported the organization was the means of directing attention to the need for reorganization of the Volunteer Fire  (Continued on Page 8)  PENDER HARBOUR���The B.C.   Power Commission   learned a  little something recently when they discussed power with  Pender Harbour Board of Trade.  Instigated by Sechelt Board of Trade Chairman, Ken  Whitaker, the commission and a delegation from Pender Harbour, consisting qf John Haddock, R. Cherry and Royal Murdock  met and discussed probability of extending the power lines from  Clowholm Falls to serve the harbour.  The     Commission    were    not  aware   that  Pender   needed   the  power, according to a spokesman.  .Mr   Western,-- commission   chairs-  man,  authorized- an  engineering  survey be made immediately on  the  potential  and  feasability  of  the  program.   He   assured     that  Pender   Harbour   would   receive  consideration   in   the   Clowholm  picture, but pointed out  that  it  would take 600 subscribers before  the plan could be feasible from  the   commission's   avowed   principle of pay as you go.  Another stumbling block may  be the Welcome Beach cut off.  This must go through before the  commission could possibly fulfill  any  actual promises.  This same clause entered into  previous power discussions with  Halfmoon Bay representatives  when they interviewed the commission.  Legion  Meeting  1ELPHINSTONE and District Zone Council of the Canadian Legion met. in the hall of the Sechelt Branch on March 1.  ^Representatives came from Sechelt, Roberts Creek, Howe  [.Sound and Pender Harbour branches. Powell River and Texada  [urtits were not represented. ;  Zone Commander;; Bob Macnkr  Ipl was chairman.'  Secretary  Cotton read  correspondence, and reports were filed  )oh: pooling of transportation ex-  jpenses and the Legipn's legislate  f\ive programme. X  r-Mt was reported the interview.  ^representatives of the British Columbia Command had with the  Hon Milton Gregg, VC, Depart-  i ment of Veterans' Affairs, was  not considered satisfactory, particularly in connection with the  Legion's request for better conditions for recipients;* of war veterans'  allowances.  The chairman said the government, through its Minister of Vet-.  . erans' Affairs, had refused to act  'in the request of the Legion for  Will Survey  Pender Pool  PENDER HARBOUR ��� A swimming pooT it is���already.  Mixed up with many other  problems facing the Regatta Committee and its parent body, the  Board of Trade, is the contentious one of a swimming pool site.  Garden Bay is the mooted location but so much opposition to  this plan has been voiced that a  committee will investigate the  subject thoroughly. Those in favor contend the pool can be built  there for the minimum cost. It is  hinted this is probably the most  central of all proposed sites.  iL Charged with trying to clear  up the muddled situation are E.  Carpenter, S. Anderson, J. Shairp  and R. Murdock. It is hoped a report will be made at the next  meeting on March 20, at the Club  House  SECHELT���Both sides in the Public Utilities Hearing on Union  Estates application for an increase in water rates, seemed  confident of at least partial success.  Commission decision will be handed down at a still undisclosed date.  Legal counsel Milton D. Owen  for Union Estates, based his  pleading on figures showing the  water system had actually lost  money during past years. To even  keep present service in operation  it would be necessary to raise the  rates, he contended. Adding that  expansion or renewal of outmoded portions and worn pipe was  out of the question under present  revenue.  Thomas Campbell, based his  argument on the contention the  company had actually made money during its operation but had  failed to credit the system. He  admitted slight increases were  necessary for expansion but contended that proposed boosts were  out of line.  He used figures and cross examination of company witnesses  to try and uphold his argument.  Dr W. A. Carrothers, long-  (Continued  on  Page  8)  Sechelt P-TA to  Debate Federal  Aid for Education  "FEDERAL  Aid   for   Education"  will be debated at the March  23rd  meeting  of  Sechelt United  P-TA.  Ray Elliott, principal of Gibsons ^ Elementary .. School... and  StanXTruemari, principal Gibsons  High School, will debate the pros  and cons, with Mr Elliott taking  the affirmative.  Bearing in mind the strong  possibility that the voting public  may have to make a decision on  this question, It is urged that  everyone attend this meeting,  Thursday, March 23, in Legion  Hall,  Sechelt.  Hearing Aid Expert  To Visit Sechelt  MR D. R. GARDNER, a trained  technician from Maico Hearing  Service, Vancouver, will be conducting a hard of hearing survey  in Sechelt on Thursday, March  16th. Local residents with a hearing problem are invited to contact Mr Gardner at The Inn, Sechelt, ." to discuss Maico's latest  methods of overcoming this handicap. The clinic will be open  from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the  above date.  To assure feasability, the Pender Board of Trade, Light and  Power Committee, chairman John  Haddock, will undertake a survey of potential users in the area.  A start on the canvass will be  made immediately. It is pointed  out that any interested parties  may obtain all information from  the Board of Trade.  Canvassers will include W. Peiper, J. W. Potts, Lloyd Davis, R.  Kolehniainen, J. Haddock, R.  Spicer,    Duncan    Cameron,     J.  Brewster,   R.   Murdock   and   A.  Cherry.  "Taking precedence over all  other programs for 1950, the  board will probably approve of  a slogan, "Lights for Christmas  in 1951."  Wednesday Should See  Ottawa intended to carry on for  another year, operation of present charity, hand-out fund,  known as the Veterans' "Assistance" Fund. Not, one veteran  agreed with the1 :��et-up of the  Veterans' Assistance-,Fund, with  its supplementary X means-test.  The chairman said, "the,v Legion  is doing all it can to insist that  consideration be given to an�� increase in basic rate of-allowances  in order to offset the-high cost  of living. yfy  "James Sinclair, MP, has voiced approval of the Legion's request for an increase,'* (Mr Macnicol said.  The Legion will have more to  Japs May Again   Dra9e Clarification  appointment of a parliamentary say at its convention in Winnipeg,  /committee on veterans' affairs. Next meeting will be held at  iThere, was every indication that      Sechelt in June. X  Glut RsWrade-  SECHEI/F'X���  Indian  fishermen  Kere; -'are inclined to believe  fishing will bring less revenue  this year than  1949.  According to a spokesman for  the fishermen now trying for dog  fishing off Cape Lazo, prices may  be considerably less.  C6$l catches are down, average  weight landed at Egmont recently was a mere 500 pounds. Prices  of these are lower than last year.  Said the spokesman, "This  year's fishing season should be a  very busy one. Our little friends  the Japs are swarming the coastal waters awaiting their long  awaited chance to return to the  fishing." ~ XX"'  GIBSONS���Some light may have been thrown on the school  ������-*���'������������ bylaw question with completion of a tour made under  sponsorship bf thfe paper.  Led by Mrs L. S. Jackson, chairman of the school board,  acting unofficially, and Francis Drage, J.P., school bylaw opponent, the several person committee inspected schools between  Gibsons and Pender Harbour.  Mrs Jackson and Mr Drage had    ���������  no comment to make at the end  of the trip.  It is believed Mr Drage, responsible for the by-law being  thrown out by the supreme court  last year, will make an announcement on his findings when he  speaks at a bi-monthly meeting  of Kinsmen, Wednesday.  Among those in the party,  formed in an effort to clarify the  contentious by-law problem, were  Mrs Violet Billington and B. H.  James, of Bowen Island, Horace  Aggett from Davis Bay, Mrs Mc-  rea, West Sechelt, Francis Drage,  Gambier Harbour, Mrs L. S. Jackson, Wilson Creek, N. R. McKibbin, Gibsons, and a representative of this paper.  30IAH3S  0 9  VIHOI0JA Readers Say  SIR:  The plethora of verbiage which  has been appearing in the press  for and against the proposal to  supply school accommodation  (mostly "against") in this district  prompts me to review local school  history.  I started to school at Gibsons  Landing in the year 1900; at that  time it was a little one-room  school, and at times it was difficult to maintain the attendance  of eight pupils required to keep  the school. Bowen Island had a  similar one-room school, operating under similar difficulties. I  believe these were the. only  schools at that time in the area  now known as Sechelt School  District No. 46. X  As time went on schools were  opened at various additional  points; some of these only carried  on for a few years, for example,  Gambier Island, Doriston, Deserted Bay. However, many of  the new schools proved to be  permanent requirements, and  some, such as Gibsons and Sechelt, have had almost continuous growth. Others, such as  Bowen Island and Pender Harbour did not grow at the same  rate, though they have continued  to be very necessary.  For many years the educational facilities were rather primitive; one-room schools, with one  teacher doing the best she could  with all grades; children walking  LAMB  FINE  OLD  NAVY RU  long distances to school (my brothers and sisters walked four  miles). A roof, four walls, an airtight heater and water carried  up from a creek was often the  school accommodation. Any education beyond what is now  known as the eighth grade had  to be obtained in Vancouver. I  didn't get any, but my younger  sisters did, by working for their  board in town while attending  high school.  But this did not mean that the  residents and parents were satisfied with conditions; they were  mostly of the true pioneer spirit,  willing to accept hardship and  inconvenience as a temporary  measure, but determined to improve conditions as rapidly as  possible. Here at Gibsons a decided impetus to better school  conditions was received from an  incoming group of settlers of  Finnish blood. These people seldom appeared in society columns, did not do much flag-waving, and seldom went to church;  but they were very able and industrious workers, devoted to the  principle that children should,  have the best possible chance in  the world, and were the kind of  people who were always quietly  on the job if a neighbor was in  trouble. In short, they were the  kind of people, belonging to  many races, who pioneered and  opened up America, from the Atlantic westward.  The' pressure for better educational facilities was unremitting;  but any proposal to that effect  almost inevitably entailed more  costs, and therefore higher taxes.  Consequently, opposition to any  improvement in conditions was  likewise unremitting. However,  the general over-all picture has  been one of victory for the progressive groups, though often at  the cost of much self-sacrificing  effort, and sometimes only after  of a (katun^  Bottled ��- Shipped by  ALFRED LAMBsSOfU���  LONDON,ENGLAND  This advertisement is not published or  displayed by the Liquor Control Board or  by the Government of British Columbia.  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  In  Conjunction  with  Cecil  Lawrence  Taxi Sir  r -  Call BILL HUNTER  Sechelt 48  Choice  /���w  Red Cedar Yellow Cedar Fir  IN ALL DIMENSIONS  ROUGH - PLANED - SHIPLAP  We deliver anywhere oh the Peninsula  BURNS & JACKSON SAWMILL  Phone Wilson Creek 15M-2 Wilson Creek  needless and costly delays.  Having in mind the present debate over school building, it is interesting to remember those old  battles and the personel of the  opposing factions and to realize  that history does repeat itself.  Among the proponents of improved educational facilities were usually to be found the men and  women who had, by hard work,  contributed a large share to the  constructive effort of the growing community and country. Not  generally people of means (people who do the actual work of  the community seldom are), often  of meagre education themselves,  they were determined that the  children should have better opportunity than they had had, and  were prepared to do their utmost  to find the required funds.        t  In contrast, the opposition  groups usually included the people who managed to evade actual work; very seldom did they  include members of the real pioneer families. Rather, they were  the later comers, who arrived  after the rough edges were  smoothed off a bit, often with a  bit of money for speculation.  Then there were the sycophants  who hung around those with the  money; all were very much  against wasting that sacred thing  known as money in schooling the  offspring of the hoi polloi. As one  old boy, a public school man  from the Old Country, said to me  "These people don't need to go  to school to cut shingle-bolts."  The general trend has been  forward, notwithstanding failure  (locally, at any rate) during the  hungry thirties, to adequately  maintain and extend building accommodation,, and similar failure  during the war years, which was  to some extent due to repeated  requests from Government to defer all possible work until after  the war. Whether the forward  trend will continue is another  matter. The type of resident has  changed; the pioneer spirit and  community mindedness of the  early settler is being replaced  by another type, the retired or  semi-retired man with a little  money and the absentee owner  who is very conscious of his taxes  and has little real interest in the  progress of the district or the  welfare of the residents. The future is hard to predict, but an  encouraging thought is that in  Canada, at least from the Ottawa  River west, final victory has usually gone to the progressive factions who espouse the cause of  better living conditions for the  people. Robert Burns.  SIR:  Apropos the forthcoming proposed School District 46 money  by-law, I am indeed grateful f<fc  the privilege of having been ?a  party to the "Caravan" on March  3 to which you referred in la-  editorial in your last edition.'.  I commend most highly those  members of the School Boarc  who accompanied us and extended courtesy and helpfulness xoi  the limit of their ability, and IL  congratulate you, on behalf of  your journal, in sponsoring a very  just survey on a problem that  concerns every resident". in the  area, consisting of the Islands  within Howe Sound, as well as  (Continued on Page 3)  ���h$ (dtmst .^vtos pit.  Member  Canadian   Weekly   Newspapers Association  (B.C.  Division)  Authorized   as   Second   Class   Mail,  Post   Office   Department, -Ottawa  W. A. SUTHERLAND  Editor  and   Managing   Director  Published every   Monday  by  The Coast  News  Limited .v  *    Rates of Subscription:  12 mos." $2;  6 mos. $1; 3 mos. 5Qc.  United  States and  Foreign,  $2.50  per year.  Telephones:  Editorial    Department,    Gibsons  Comniercial    Printing,    Gibsons  45 ;���]  .45$  j_H.cMI  In Mining  yy^.  : t  The beginning of the second half of the Twentieth Century is the beginning of the third half century of mining  in British Columbia. The first period, ending with 1899,  was a pioneer period, not only in mining but in the development of the Province. Gold, mostly placer, silver, lead,  copper, coal, building stone, brick, etc.; were produced  to the value of $135,773,000.    ���"  In 1900 7,400 miners produced coal, lode-gold, lead,  silver, copper and other materials to the value of $16,-  344,000.  In 1949 16,500 miners produced lead, zinc, copper,  coal, gold, structural materials and miscellaneous metals  and materials to a value of $130,800,000.  <*���  /  Mine production for the first fifty years of this century  had a value of $2,430,000,000, nearly twenty times  that of the'previous fifty years.  ,? *  With ever increasing uses for metals, minerals and  mineral products the last fifty years of this century  should prove to be the greatest fifty years in mining in  British Columbia. j  m  Department of Mines  VICTORIA, B.C.  190  i;t ; '-ji.i  '''.I''-y<\% ROY WARD DICKSON  ____uu.da'_i "king of quia" who is heard for  j half hour every Wednesday night at 9:30  i THE FUN PARADE. For fun and frolic  ftaten to THE FUN PARADE on...  ^04<^���^  T  I'lHWII  OING PLACES WITH MUTUAL  MORE ABOUT ... .  Readers Say . ���.  Continued from Page 2  the   full   extent   of   the   Sechelt  Peninsula.  No doubt all taxpayers in the  school district have* now been  made aware, through, the local  press, of the new money by-law  to be presented during the spring,  amounting to approximately  $300,000, and though I am given  to understand it has not yet gained assent from the Department  of Education, the fact remains  that whatever amount is finally  agreed upon, and brought to a  plebescite, the decision for the  voter will be to pass it or to defeat it in its entirety.  The only means towards a compromise or to its modification,  will be to defeat it, and for the  School Board to then draw up a  new one of lesser proportions.  This is most unfortunate, because  the situation could have been  thoroughly clarified by means of  a series of discussion meetings,  arranged by the Trustees,  throughout the district, prior to  presentation to the Department  of Education.  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Old Rurris  X   X  by CaptainJ^organ'Rurifi Distillers. Lirriited.  "his advertisement is not published "or displayed by the Liquor  Ibhtrol Board or by the Government of( British Columbia.  view of the entire programme on  generality, prompts me to suggest an utter disregard to careful  planning by way of economy.  In my opinion, there is a de  cided need for condensation in  school buildings in some areas,  that certain existing schools  should undoubtedly be discarded,  and suitably replaced, and that  some should be conveniently and  appropriately enlarged.  I believe there is evidence of  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, March  13, 1950  extreme extravagance by way of  the purchase of additional sites  for proposed new buildings in  each attendance area, and I consider that in view of a diminishing school population, and of the  fact that building costs are now  at a peak, this is decidedly not  the time to proceed on a building spree of such elaborate pro  portions.  I do feel that the School Board  is to be congratulated in their  selection of school teachers, and  that with the possible exception  of two or three, it would appear  that the standard rates high in  this  direction.  I   have    studied    the    Public  (Continued   on   Page  5)  BRING  YOUR  FLAMES  TO   THE  a  t  s  BAL'S HALL  i SATURDAY, MARCH 18  Music by Wally Graham's Orchestra  RAFFLE  Mantle Radio    :   Silex   :   Steam Iron  NOVELTIES . ADMISSION $1.00  Sechelt-Jervis Towing Co.  Your Local Complete Marine Towing Service  LOG TOWING ��� YARDING ��� SCOWS ��� DREDGING  PILE DRIVING ���- SALVAGE  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.  6 U  NANAIMO���The  Nanaimo Towing Co.  Ltd.  Tel., Day 555; Night 1497 or 305  Area Agent���Mr. H. Spalding, Pender Harbour, Tef. 6 S 2  IT'S  TIME  BAPCO PURE  HOUSE PAINT  $6.50 per gallon $1.95 per quart ��� ��� 60c half pint  Satin-Glo Enamel  Gallon  ___. 7.50  Quart     2.25  Vi Pint   70c  BAPTONE ��� THE WONDER WALL FINISH  $4.50 Gallon $1.40 Quart  A Complete Stock of  BRUSHES ��� SANDPAPER ��� TURPS. ��� OIL  These Are Always in Stock  CITY PRICES PREVAIL AT  ��� ETC.  GIBSONS 33 mmsmmmmmsmmmms^  ssssag^^s  Radios  ,     Combination Display  Models ��� NEW  Dropped  from  $220  to $180 and  from $189 to $151.50.  The Amazing  new "45" cut from  regular $29.95 to $19.95.  All Mantel Models Less 20%  Frigidaire Refrigerator  6 cubic feet  $299  7.7 cubic feet  ��349.75  Beatty Washing Machines  New Economy Model  Beatty Standard   159.50  129.50  Stoves  Quaker Oil Range 14 7  Clare Jewel __  150.  Clare Jewel   156  Good Cheer | Q3  Good Cheer 155.  50  20  00  30  65  SPECIAL  Oil Range ��� as new. I week only  Enterprise White Enamel with High Closet  $150.Worth easily $250.  (Beach Oil Range. 1st Class Shape, with Silent Glow  Wick Burner. A Real Buy. " $| QQ  ' All Cottage and Apartment Models Less 20%  A Large Assortment Of Lino and Luggage  WE MUST MAKE ROOM FOR EXPANSION  SPRING BUILDING NEEDS  Roll Roofing ��� House Sheathing ��� Building Supplies  Duroid Shingles  We have a complete stock of new wall boards and  plywoods.^  PAINT PRICES ARE SLASHED FOR THIS SALE WEEK ONLY  LEADING BRANDS      MARTIN SEYNOUR     GENERAL PAINT COMPANY  Our Plumbing Supplies Are Complete  They include Pressure Pumps and all Household Needs  AND  $������  PHONE GIBSONS 44 - 32 Sales and Service  WALK-IN BOXES @   DEEP FREEZERS  ��   HEATING and OIL FURNACES  COMMERCIAL ��� DOMESTIC  GUARANTEED  SECOND  HAND COMMERCIAL  REFRIGERATOR  UNITS FOR SALE  W. J. NAYLOR  ROBERTS CREEK  Phone Roberts Cieek 24K  Use News Ad-Briefs To Sell!  SCOW  FREIGHT SERVICE  '*        EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY  Logging Trucks and Trailers  Excavating Shovels '���'-''    Moving Vans  All Building Materials  k. M. INGLIS ��� GIBSONS AGENT  Phone Gibsons 50  CHAMPION & WHITE LTD.  1075 MAIN STREET  PA. 6539 Vancouver PA. 9171-2  Business and Professional  J��P*��-   ^*��.   bPfM  ��  it-:  ...  Please Clip This Directory 0111* and Hang By Your Phone  For Reference  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  I  Garbage Disposal Service  weekly or monthly  Sechelt, West Sechelt,  Selma Park only  For Information write or  %      'phone  Union Steamship Co.  Piione SechelC 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  TRANSFER-TRUCKERS  LAND CLEARING  Bulldozing ��� Clearing  Grading ��� Excavating  Road Building  PHONE A.   E.  RITCHEY  Gibsons 86, Gibsons, B.C.  PLUMBING-HARDWARE  HANSEN TRANSFER  GENERAL CARTAGE  GOOD BUSHWOOD.  Phone Sechelt  28  Sechelt, B.C. *  V 9 . .  r\y     ���  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  REAL ESTATE  Specialist in Coast Property  Consolidated Brokers Ltd.  Gulf Coast Offices  Gibsons and Sechelt  Phone 37  Always, any negotiation that  involves John L. Lewis reminds  us of the early day motor cars  ���the kind that broke down  while standing still.  MORE ABOUT ...  Readers Say ...  (Continued from Page  3)  Schools Act, and I dm familiar  with the wide scope it affords  local school boards, but when  such bodies are unwilling to consider the source from which they  are mainly dependent upon revenue, I feel completely justified  in extending what humble efforts  I have at my command in bringing forward some of the facts, as  I find them, for the due consideration and enlightenment of, as in  so many cases, bewildered taxpayers.  Yours very truly,  H. W. Aggett.  SIR:  1. This School District is not  unique in having^ Little People  (including pensioners, low-salaried folk, and Summer people)  paying property taxes.  2. Most Little People (sometime  in their life) have little Little  People in their homes. These little L.P. spend almost one-third  of their waking hours in school  rooms. They have every right to  expect a complete 12-year education in comfortable surroundings.  3. The little L.P. in this School  District need schools right now.  4. The Government taking over  the cost of schools is, as yet, merely an idea ��� and offerc no solution for the district at present.  5. If the Government should  take over this cost it is not reasonable to assume that it' will  print $10,000 bills and pass them  out in bundles (no obligation or  expense entailed) to all poor but  deserving  School  Districts.  6. Anybody who thinks that  National Revenue doesn't come  (indirectly or directly) out of the  L.P.'s homes, purses, pockets,  etc.. is exceedingly naive!  7. Property Taxes are far down  the list of factors that go to make  the L.P.'s purses thin ��� to name  a few: seasonal unemployment;  high  cost   of food;  high  freight  (Continued on Page   .6)  Weak, Tired, Nervous,  Pepless Men, Women  Get New Vim,A/igor, Vitality.  Say goodbye to these weak, always tired feelings;  depression and nervousness due to weak, thin  blood. Get up feeling fresh, be peppy all day, have  plenty of vitality left over by evening. Tbke Ostrex.  Contains iron, vitamin Bi, calcium, phosphorus  for blood building, body strengthening, stimulation.  Invigorates system: Improves appetite, digestive  powers. Costs little. New "get acauainted" size  only 60c. Try Ostrex Tonic Tablets for new, normal pep, vim, vigor, this very day. At all druggists.  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, March 13, 1950  5  A SERVICE CENTRE FOR THE DEAFENED  WILL BE HELD AT THE  THE INN, SECHELT  THURSDAY, MARCH 16  From  10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  MR.  D.  R.  GARDNER  a trained technician, will  be   conducting   a  HARD OF  HEARING  SURVEY  in   this   vicinity   on   the  above  date.  Mr Gardner will be  pleased to test or discuss your hearing  problems and also the  latest methods of overcoming  this handicap.  ��he Coast Kjetus  CLASSIFIED  ADVERTISING  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  STOCK-REDUCING  CLEARANCE  in  DRY GOODS  HARDWARE  CHINA  ETC.  MURDOCH'S  Marine Supply  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  FOR RENT:  GIBSONS ��� Waterfront, partly  furnished two and three-room  suites.    Apply    3532    Blenheim,  Vancouver, CH.  7255.        2703-32  MRS.   FISHER,   Granthams,   has  furnished     and     unfurnished  houses for rent. Apply Granthams  Store. 33  HOUSE,  5 rooms,    water,    etc.,  midway between P. Office and  School. No objection to children.  Apply R. C. Abbs,  Gibsons.  2709-34  fishing  MATURED  AND  BOTTLED  IN  ENGLAND  LEW HART  ROYAL NAVY  i0TtHart&SonS|  It may be destiny that shapes  our ends, but many a flapper has  found, that these electric reducing machines help.  This advertisement is not published  or displayed by the Liquor Control  Board or by the Government of  British Columbia.  FOR SALE:  LEANORD refrigerator, 7 cu. ft.  Coleman circulator heater. Apply Mrs, Bruyneel,   Selma Park.  Phone   Sechelt   724. 2711-1  BEATTY    washing    machine.  White   enamel   tub.     Reduced  from $154.50 to $135 cash. Apply  Union .Storg,  Sechelt. 32   __��__,   SMALL kitchen range with oven.  Two-hole    -top.     Brand    new,  $34.95.  Apply  Union   Store,   Sechelt. 32  -%^l���l^        ��������������� ' '   '  FAMOUS Goblin vacuum cleaner. Regular price, $69.50. Now  rock bottom at $53.50. Apply Union Store, Sechelt. 32  PAINTING, ETC.: ;  GENERAL  painting  and  paper-  hanging,   spray   painting     and  graining.   John-   Melhus,     Granthams. 2706-34  30-FT.   GILLNET   type   boat,   20  h.p.  3-cylinder Easthope, $900.  O. Sladey, Pender  Harbour.  2710-34  TWENTY-six and a half foot mo-  ; tor. boat. 25 h.p. Grey motor.  Will take light truck in trade.  Ralph Williams, Kleindale, Pender Harbour. 32  ONE 17-LOT block, each lot 50x  133 ft. Will sell as one sale,  complete parcel at $200 per lot.  A real buy if Dought outright.  Close to Gibsons. ���Granthams 88.  3 2707-tfn  PERSONAL^-  SHIP BY Gulf Lines Express to  or from Vancouver. Low rates.  Fast   service.   Careful   handling.  Specify Gulf Lines Express,    tf  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. Har-  bor.   tfn  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES:  MONEY-making o p p o r t unity  open for side-line or full time  business operating amazing new  Automatic Shoe Shine Machines.  Exclusive franchise for this territory available now. If interested in real money-maker, write  Don MacMillan, 628 Vancouver  Block, Vancouver. 1  LAND  ACT  NOTICE' of intention to apply t6  lease land in Land Recording  District of Vancouver and situate. Pender Harbour fronting lots  18-23 iriel. and road allowance  between lots 22 and 23 ��� D.L.  1390 Group 1, New Westminster  District ��� Plan 4276.  Take notice that R. D. Murdoch of Pender Harbour, B.C.,  occupation merchant, intends to  apply for a lease of the following  described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  High Water mark Pender Harbour being North West corner of  Lot 18 ��� D.L. 1390. Group 1 New  Westminster District���Plan 4276.  Thence Northerly to Low Water  Mark on rock with concrete pillar���5 chains more or less; thence  Northeasterly to intersection of  imaginary line being extension  of line between lots 23 and 24.  Thence Southerly to northeast  corner of lot 23���4 chains more  or less; thence Westerly along  high water line to point of commencement���9 chains more or  less, and containing five acres,  more or less, for the purpose of  mooring floats, necessary walks  and approaches and buildings  supported on posts.  Royal Douglas Murdoch.  Dated Feb. 25, 1950. THE COAST NEWS, Monday, March 13, 1950  MORE ABOUT . . .  Readers Say...  Continued from Page 5  rates; Federal excises, duties, and*  sales tax; tobacco and liquor.  These last two, plus their levies,  must be accepted (deplore the  fact or not) as major items in  the L.P.'s spending. It is quite  probable   too   that     the     "Hop-  WALL  llriesijilliiiK  100 per cent  WASHABLE  S.MloUs'e^airaM'^'?  mii Mtm  Spred Satin, amazing new  paint. New formula, similar  to synthetic rubber! Ready  *Mixed! Easy brushing!  Cbvers plaster, wallboards,  woodwork, and even wallpaper. 14 colors!  it's legal ��� there it isn't) swells  the purses of the private clubs  scotch Liquor Prohibition" (here  and (pardon the expression) bootleggers ��� at the expense of the  L.P.'s pocket.  Conclusion:  Whereas the National Government is not, at present (and in  all probability will not be in the  near future) giving away schools  for free���and   ,  Whereas Property Taxes have  very little to do with the L.P.'s  financial plight today ��� (Before  any proposed additional school  tax has .been levied there is a  condition existing in which, and  I quote Mr Drage���"Men and women ������ at the present time, barely eat . . .") and X  Whereas the little L.P. need  and deserve adequate schools  now. (We have their welfare at  heart too!)  Then it must be concluded that:  1. Fixing financial responsibility of schools on National Revenue will neither increase welfare of L.P. nor provide needed  schools at present.  2. The defeat of the SchoqjjBy-  , Law will not be a solution to the  ���"^L.P.'s welfare nor will the money  -���thus   "saved"   by  the  individual  taxpayer do much to fatten his  purse.  3. The passing of the School  By-Law will add to the welfare  of the little L.P.  Yours sincerely.  Charlotte Vannatta.  We also have a complete  stock   of   spring   garden  needs.  Seed Potatoes  Vegetable Seeds  Flower Seeds  Garden   Tools  Fertilizers  HOWE SOUND  f TRADING  CO.  GIBSONS  SELMA PARK  STORE NEWS  Don't forget .we deliver  Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdays. So put your order in early, before noon if  possible, and get delivery  by 4 p.m. We have Purity  Flour in 24 lbs., done up in  high quality dish towels  for only 10 cents over regular price; Lots .of B. and  K. Seeds, Fertilizers, Early  Rose, etc. Havie you tried  Nalley's Shoe String potatoes in tins? Ready to eat;  always fresh and made in  B.C. Can you beat that?  Lots of Arctic Ice Cream,  Revels, Dixie Cups, and  bricks. You can't get anything better than Arctic  Ice Cream. Dairyland milk  you can't beat but you sure  can whip their cream.  Fred Willows.  Make LANGS DRUGS  Your  Headquarters  for AH   Baby's  Needs  >   Pablum:    . .  25e and 50e  y  01. Percomorphum  85c and 3.65  Snap on Pants: 3 sizes. Pair __._���._____ 69c  Dextri Maltose:  1 Ib. 70c:       5 lb. 3.25  Infantol:    90c and  3.00  ,  Wash Cloths: ___������____:____ 25c  y Twin Tips:  50c  ���j. Stork Nurses Unit: complete 39c  y  Costoria:  ______ __  35c  and  69c  X Z.B.T. Powder:           55c  Two Stores  Gibsons - Sechelt  SOMPLETE RANGE OF FORD TRUCKS  y_  ���   3  :&���  ARE AT  x  SILVER GRILLE  HEAVY MACHINE PRESS WORK  WELDING    ���    HEAVY DUTY  REPAIRS  AT OUR  TSAWCOME GARAGE  WILSON CREEK  ������EM  \  jp-'  \  I  ~4f__ial  You can go almost everywhere by bus. There are fewer  out-of-the-way places since buses have turned by-ways  ;, ��� ���*������  into highways. Convenient, frequent schedules mean more  buses more often to more places. With criss-cross routes  to give you an unending change of scenery, you can go  one way, return another, stop over where you please. And  bus fares are amazingly cheap, leaving you more money  to spend when you get there!  ��� X '^P  I  I  I  I  I  1  I  I  I  I  Did you know the  fare to Williams  Lake is only  $12.60? Cheaper  by far than driving your car!  mm  L_  Over 400 arrivafs  and  departures  daily  at the   Bus Terminal c, r tv     i.  Ever Ask Youtself . . .  WHAT IS A  BARGAIN?  Printed   Letterheads  Printed  Envelopes  A bargain is not usually found under any kind, of pressure or  impulse buying. And a bargain is not always what it seems.  In printing, for instance, even though you might shave prices  five or ten percent by shopping all over the city, you might  find that your economy was a bit costly.  Dodgers,  Programs  Sales Bills  Your newspaper is a service to your community. To perform  that function properly, it must be a profitable enterprise. To  be profitable, it needs wholehearted co-operation of every  buyer of advertising AND PRINTING in the area it serves.  Our commercial printing department gives good service at  fair prices. It is an important part of our newspaper business.  The more business we can do with you, the better our newspaper can serve you.  Why not give us an opportunity to do your next printing?  -fr  Folders,   Price  Lists  Color Printing  ���*.  \     '"*&_&_���.  , . ^U  WEDDING  INVITATIONS  Social   Stationery  Blank Envelopes  Printed  Envelopes  All sizes and styles  Paper of all  Qualities  and all sizes  RUBBER STAMPS  3fc*:  Commercial Printing Dept  Phone Gibsons 45  of any kind *  for any  Order from Us THE COAST NEWS, Monday, March 13, 1950MORE ABOUT .  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  Modern hair  styling. Competent    work  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  icFadden  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?  We are in the position of receiving all the bumff that  is ever turned out by agencies charged with dishing out  information about plumbing, heating, tinsmithing, oil installations and what have you. The other day one of these  big packets with all the dope came in, and right in front  was the picture of a fairly good looking piece of pipe leading from a furnace to the chimney. So far so good. But  some bright Joe came along and put his finger through  three spots on that section of pipe. It had been burned  out from inside. Yet it still looked good. I would think it  would be just plain common sense for you folks to give  LAURIE SPECK a call���let him test your pipes. You can't  afford a fire���at least most people cannot. Talking about  fires reminds me I recently installed one of them Kresky  oil burners for a lady. She stopped me on the street! and  asked what she had been doing without one for so long.  I couldn't tell her exactly but I explained that quite  probably she had never got around to phoning  LAURIE SPECK  and finding out what all this burner business is about.  What's the sense of being stubborn. They're the best rig  you ever saw in a kitchen range. And I can easily prove  it. Ask Harry Winn to gel you ��� Gibsons 64-R  GULF LINES LTD.  _���____________________________���______"! _MHEa_____________a______-_B----a-a^iB*B^>^MHi  SCHEDULE NO. 16���EFFECTIVE MARCH 14, 1950  All Times Daylight Saving When in Effect  _ Schedule of Operations Between  VANCOUVER ��� WILSON CREEK ��� SECHELT ���  HALFMOON BAY ��� PENDER HARBOUR  NORTHBOUND  Lv. VANCOUVER  9:30 a.m.  Ar. WILSON CREEK  11:45 a.m.  Tuesday  SECHELT  12:00 noon  HALFMOON BAY  1:00 p.m.  /  PENDER   HARBOUR  2:00 p.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER  9:30 a.m.  Ar. WILSON   CREEK  11:45 a.m.  Wednesday  SECHELT  12:00 noon  HALFMOON  BAY  1:00 p.m.  PENDER HARBOUR  2:00 p.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER  9:00 a.m.  Ar.  SECHELT  11:15 a.m.  Thursday  Lv. VANCOUVER  9:30 a.m.  Ar.  PENDER   HARBOUR  1:00 p.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER  5:30 p.m.  Friday  Ar. WILSON   CREEK  7:45 p.m.  SECHELT  8:00 p.m.  HALFMOON BAY  9:00 p.m.  C       .               1  Lv. VANCOUVER  12:30 noon  Saturday  Ar. SECHELT  2:45 p.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER  9:30 a.m.  Ar. WILSON CREEK  11:45 a.m.  SECHELT  12:00 noon  Sunday  HALFMOON BAY  1:00 p.m.  PENDER   HARBOUR  2:15 p.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER  7:30 p.m.  Ar. SECHELT  9:45 p.m.  SOUTHBOUND  Lv.  PENDER HARBOUR  5:15 p.m.  HAJ.FMOON BAY  6:15 p.m.  Tuesday  SECHELT  7:15 p.m.  WILSON  CREEK  7:30 p.m.  Ar. VANCOUVER  9:45 p.m.  Lv.  PENDER HARBOUR  2:30 p.m.  HALFMOON  BAY  3:30 p.m.  Wednesday  SECHELT  4:30 p.m.  WILSON  CREEK  5:00 p.m.  Ar. VANCOUVER  7:15  p.m.  Thursday  Lv. SECHELT  Ar. VANCOUVER  8:15 p.m.  10:45 p.m.  Lv.  HALFMOON  BAY  9:15 p.m.  r nday  SECHELT  8:00 p.m.  Ar. VANCOUVER  12:15  mid.  Lv.  PENDER   HARBOUR  2:45 p.m.  HALFMOON BAY  3:45 p.m.  WILSON  CREEK  4:45 p.m.  Sunday  Ar. VANCOUVER  7:00 p.m.  Lv. SECHELT  4:15  p.m.  Ar. VANCOUVER  6:30 p.m.  Vessels Leave from Gulf Dock Ft. Cardero St., Vancouver  'Turn Down Cardero���Where Georgia and Pender Meet7'  INFORMATION TA2141  GULF LINES  LTD.  Gulf Dock, Foot Cardero St., Vancouver  Ratepayers Score  (Continued From Page 1)  Brigade, and this had now taken  place.  Amalgamation of the Village  with adjacent areas also had the  support of the association providing that a satisfactory agreement could be arrived at between  the outside people and the village authorities.  A Zoning By-Law had been  recommended to the Village  Commission, and it is regretted  that up to date the Commission  has not seen fit to take any action  upon^such a; vital question reported Mr Leach.  In concluding his report, Secretary Leach pointed out that with  the growthr of the., village it was  s necessary for taxpayers to take  more interest in local activities,  This could be done by joining  the ratepayers' body, where members could express their opinions,  for or against, proposals connected with the welfare of the local  corhmunity.  President Bob Macnicol commented briefly upon the year's  work and thanked members for  their co-operation and support.  He expressed hope for an early  conclusion to amalgamation proceedings but objected to pressure  being exercised by the government in this connection. He said,  "because this or that had not  been done in the past, was no  reason why it could not be attempted in the future."  He commended the Village  Commission upon its handling of  the taxation problem, by reducing the mill rate.  MORE  ABOUT  Water Hearings  (Continued From Page 1)  time chairman of Public Utilities  Commission, lauded both sides  for their presentation of briefs.  He pointed out that both he and  D. K. Penfold, the other commission member at the hearing,  would consider arguments fully  when,, they had an opportunity to  study the transcript.  . Among those taking part in  the hearings    which  included  a  Commission inspection trip to i  headwaters of the existing pipe  line, were, A. B. Jackson, commission secretary, E. J. W. Jardine, chief commission, engineer,  H. Graham, assistant engineer,  and G. U. Clark, C.A. auditor.      j  Ken 'Whitaker sparked the objection  grouped  which  included '.  many local witnesses.  George Rae, comptroller Union  Steamships and Edward En-  wright, manager of the subsidiary company requesting the  boosts were spokesmen for the  company.  %  5 DAY LAUNDRY - DRY CLEANING  RUSH ORDERS ARRANGED  USE THE BUSES OR ANY OF THESE AGENTS  HOPKINS ��� Post Office Store.  GRANTHAMS ��� The Store  ROBERTS CREEK ��� M and W Store  WILSON CREEK ��� The Coffee Shop  DAVIS BAY���Whitaker's Trading Post  or call  Gibsons Laundry  Department of Labour of British Columbia  Accidents Mean loss to Everybody  The Department of Labour can help you to eliminate industrial  accidents. *  Factories Inspectors are at the service of all lines of industry to  advise on installing proper mechanical safeguards as well as on  matters pertaining to ventilation, lighting, and sanitation.  Be sure that safety devices on passenger and freight elevators  conform to, government regulations.  When fitting out new plant or equipment or when in need of  information or advice, consult or write to your Labour Department.  ..." x  Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.  or  789 Pender Street, West, Vancouver,  B.C.  HON JOHN H. CATES,  ����� Minister.  JAMES THOMSON,  Deputy Minister.

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