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Array 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, Granthams  Landing, Egmont, Hopkins Landing.  Brackendale, Cheekeye, Selma Park,  etc.  P1TBX_IS_a2S.D BY TK73 COAST NEWS, -CIMITEP  Business Office: Gibsons, B.C. National Advertising- Office, Powell Siver, B.C.  Vol. 4 ��� No. 35  Gibsons, B. C.  Monday, April 3, 1950  5c per copy, $2.00 per year, by mail  NEHRU ACQUIRES A PHOTO ALBUM  til  BILL SUTHERLAND  Editor, The Coast News  f) I WANDERED into the Sechelt  J Inn the other night and ran  |Xslap bang into one of the nicest  ^,iv hostesses it has been my 'plea-  Hi sure to meet.  d From southern England, Mrs  ���Vr Copper is one of those little grey  rjhaired, sharp as a whip and nice  |!->)as.a new. bond, little women who  Mloyes Canada. When first I heard  jj ner. 'accent I guessed very close  "���;> to where she cariie from and now  I every time I wander in there we  ghave little chats on Devon, Sus-  Xsex and London generally. We'  'tf.both admire southern England,  < only she loves it a lot more than  fI do, naturally.    X  V   The nicest pebble'live on this  ^Peninsula . ... no fooling.  |}>   While  returning from   Sechelt  �� the other day I ran into a class  ;^A; adventure.-- All   of   you   who  ^.fiiye travelled the Sechelt high-  |'a way recently must be aware of  | the little, new cabin that is built  uhalf  way  between   the   western  end of the Roberts Creek cutoff  nd Wilson Creek.  Looking for all the world like  prospector's  cabin,  when first  saw it, I thought of stopping  ff  and  looking  the   old  fellow  |up. I figured I could maybe help  by getting him groceries when I  go past.  I also figured  I might  be of assistance if he were to fall  'sick or something.  Each   time   as   I  passed   by  I  bought of all the probable tales  he bearded occupant could tell  e about the lost Dutchman Mine  p Balfour  Creek or about the  jfime he ran the gamut of all the  orthern   rigours   when   first  he  iscovered the mother lode over  .n   Anarchist   mountain.    There  as; nothing ordinary.about, this  tt.6spectorxHe had all the attributes of all the prospectors I used  o know down along the Lardeau  ay.  He  could  sit there by his  ot bellied stove and whittle the  nest   carvings   from   bone   dry  irch as he untold the tales that  ere part of the glory and his-  ory of Canada.  There   were   battles   with   the  bun ties  when  he and  Johnny  $>tutski ran the river after clean-  g   the   Chinaman   camp   along  e  north  fork.   There  was   the  me, in detail, when he had to  attle the wolves ��� thousands of  em���along the Tirdanta Lakes,  e had mushed the trails  with  lex Fairbanks, "them there are  e same set o' bearpaw, young  Her, that took me from where  e   Auroras  boil,   down  to   the  and o' civilization, Fort McNeil,  at is,   on Lost River.   I could  ven  see where the thongs had  |een taken out of the old snow  hoes. Quite probably, though he  adn't   actually    said     anything  bout  it,  they  were the thongs  hat   had  been   boiled   down   to  ve his life when he was caught  n the Chilcoot.  These, then were the thoughts  , thought as I passed this cabin  very few days. I could even see  he clean, hewed-plank flooring  hat was. spotless with daily  crubbings. Then one day . . .  I spotted two beautiful women  tanding by the side of the shack,  rdinary women would have  spoiled my dream, but these two  Were really just the type you  juld expect in such surroundings. There was nothing ordinary  ^about Old Dan the prospector,  tyven his relations were good  flooking.  & Anyway, I stopped and just a  trifle nervously asked the ladies  m they would like a lift. Both  Imiled and climbed inside the  far, and in the very newest of  English accents Mrs Margaret  pLuxton and daughter Sonia grinned and said how glad they were  lor the lift.  ^ I could hardly let the matter  'rest there so I started asking  Questions and Old Dan'll the trap-  "per from the north disappeared  in a whiff of Devon's speech and  the information that the cabin  had been built by the two ladies  who had recently arrived from  ^England ��� one year to that day,  in fact.  "This   is   the   only   home   we  AN ALBUM of photographs taken during the visit of the prime  minister of India and his party to Niagara Falls, Malton,  Ottawa and Vancouver was presented to Pandit Nehru by the  Hon. L. B. Pearson, secretary of state for external affairs during  his visit to New Delhi, following the Ceylon conference. Pandit  Nehru is shown examining the album with Mr. Pearson, who  presented the album on behalf of Prime Minister St. Laurent.  Federal Waste of  Money Depreciated  SECHELT���This community's  against federal waste of  sion of wharves^nd,,P)ighvyays  Committee Draws  For Liberal Unit  GIBSONS ��� Committees set up  by the  Liberal Association  of  Gibsons will  consist  of the  following:  Social and entertainment, Cliff  Gray, Eileen Nestman, Otto  Giersh, Fred Cook and J. Marshall, Sr; employment committee,  J. Mainil, D. MacPhail and H.  Reichelt. Publicity committee,  Mrs J. Smith and Cliff Gray. Finance committee, Otto Giersh, A.  Porteous, and Fred Cook.  Plans are laid for a dinner  meeting with James Sinclair  some time in the near future.  Anyone wishing to find out about  transport to hear the MP speak  at Sechelt on Tuesday should get  in contact with' any member of  the committees.  A Wrong Impression  SECHELT ��� This paper would  like to correct a false impression which seems to have slipped  into  these columns.  Christian Julian took time off  to point out that his home, which  he built himself, on the Indian  Reserve, was just that ��� built  by himself and not by the government as had been reported. >  It seems a slight thing but we  thought the point should be  cleared up as any credit that is  coming to our native friend  should be given without hedging.  have in the whole of Canada,"  Mrs Luxton said. Daughter Sonia  took a deep breath and said, "I  just love it." :  During the conversation we  found out that Sonia had been  engaged to a "chap" back at  Larkhill and had just finished a  beauty course here. Beauty,  meaning hairdressing and whatever is "needed to help my lady  gain what she can get by merely  standing out in the wind for  about ten minutes.  Before they boarded the Machigonne, both ladies invited me to  visit with them when they next  come out in the woods. *. I'll be  there.  Board of Trade came out boldly  money during a detailed discus-  .bere,  ,_^,.,.,.,._.>.. .,,. .. ........  1 Passing a motion; condemning  any further spending of money  on ���Roberts Creek wharf, the  board unconsciously endorsed a  proposal aired recently in the  Coast News and condemned last  week by Roberts Creek branch  of the Canadian Legion.  The motion will read: We, the  Sechelt Board of Trade, do deprecate further spending of money at Roberts Creek wharf and  proposed breakwater, owing to  the changing of traffic conditions.  The board also endorsed a motion requesting immediate continuance of the proposed breakwater at Trail Bay.  Swim Pool is  Next for Pender  PENDER HARBOUR ��� It may  not be long before a swimming  pool is under construction.  S. Anderson, chairman of the  committee charged with finding  out where the pool should be situated, reported recently that  plans are now nearly completed.  Construction may start in the  near future. Diving boards are  also in the offing, as is a tower  and necessary floats. First part  of the program will be a dam.  You'd Better Sign  SECHELT ��� Strong exception to  anonymous letters is taken by  Sechelt  branch   of    the    Power  Commission.  Speaking at the recent Board  of Trade luncheon, Robert Cook,  regional superintendent, was  caustic re unsigned letters of  complaint received by him.  "We will definitely not consider any such letters," said Mr  Cook. "If these people haven't  the courage to sign their name  the letter is due for the waste  basket."  DUE TO circumstances beyond  our control copy on the  School By-law went astray.  There will be full coverage in  our next* issue.  rejects  Fore at Boar  SECHELT���Approximately  $110,000  will   be  spent   on   roads  here and Powell  River according to Al Jackson reporting  as Roads Committee chairman to the Board of Trade  supper  meeting held in Sechelt Inn, Monday.  _ j^r   jargon   did   not   disclose  Deaih Calls  Maj. Arnold  AT   A   VERY   impressive   ceremony conducted by Branch 140  the amount allocated by the department of public works for the  Sechelt Peninsula but he did turn  in an optomistic report concerning a recent visit with B. M. Batt  Maclntyre, MLA, and Hon E. C.  Carson, minister of public works.  "Mr Carson intimated," said  Canadian Legion and service the speaker, "that a lot of major  read by the Branch Chaplain highway projects in the interior  Wm. Elliott, Major Clyde Arnold are now drawing to a close. We  was laid to rest in St Hilda's may now be able to turn some  Anglican cemetery. Pall bearers of our bigger equipment onto  were   Captain   Andy     Johnston,    necessary work  along the coast.  Mr H. Sawyer, Mr C. Brookman,  and Mr Jack Gowan for the  branch and two friends of the  Major, Mr Alec Grey and William Hunter,   The  flowers   were  You may be pleasantly surprised  in the very near future."  Mr Jackson suggested that  blacktopping may be done from  Sechelt to Wilson Creek this year  very lovely and the traditional as well as a portion from Gib-  Poppy rite performed at the sons to the site of the proposed  graveside.   The comrades pinned bigh school.  the  poppy on the  flag and  the A suggestion from Alf Young  Ladies  Auxiliary  dropped   them that  local  loggers   be   given   an  , on the  casket as  it was    being opportunity for rough grading on  lowered into the grave. From out the Welcome Beach cutoff���first  of   town    attending    was     Mrs move in bringing power to Half-  Bradner of Seattle, and Mr As-  pell of White Rock. The major  was well loved by all who knew  him and will be sadly missed by  us. He leaves his wife Margaret  and one daughter. He was a retired Imperial Army officer, a  -native of Sussex, England. He  resided first at Sechelt Inlet and  later moving to Sechelt.  Generous Gift  By Japkson Bros.  GIBSONS ��� This community  will benefit from a surprise  offer of five acres of land to be  used as a memorial park, which  was made by L. S. Jackson as he  briefly spoke to Kinsmen at their  supper meeting in Hunter's Guest  House, Wednesday.  On behalf of his brothers and  himself, Mr Jackson made the  five acre offer, contingent on it  being used as a memorial to commemorate the family which has  lived for so long, and been so instrumental in helping the Peninsula evolve from the woods to a  growing series of communities.  Reg Godfrey, Kinsmen president, in thanking the presenter,  spoke highly of the regard in  which the Jackson family is held.  He promised that Kinsmen would  do   their  utmost   to   uphold   the  moon and Pender Harbour���received endorsation from the  board. First will come a new survey following suggestion that the  present survey has been declared  incorrect.  Slated Opening  Of Port Mellon  GIBSONS ��� Another kick  was  given to the rolling rumor that  Port Mellon will-.oi_en_.this..summer' when L. S. Jackson, recently   returned   from   Victoria,   announced   he   thought   the   plant  would open sometime before fall.  Speaking on  the  question    of  roads to  the Kinsmen,  the Wilson   Creek   logger   pointed     out  that part of the Port Mellon highway would be opened this year  irrespective   of  the   pulp     plant  opening.   "This was  assured me,  at Victoria," he said.  faith in which the gift was made.  Mr Jackson pointed out there  were "no strings attached. The  proposed park can be used for  whichever purpose will do the  most good."  It was pointed out that Kinsmen are bound to make a park  which will benefit children. Plans  for conversion will be formulated at a later meeting.  A Bunch o' the Boys  An' Dangerous Men  PENDER HARBOUR���Jedge Roy Hanson is law north o' the  Chilcoot feller. An' when I sez hangin's the verdic' o' this  here miners court, thet's jest what's gonna happen. Take 'im  out an' hang the critter on the creek, Lonesome���pass the  likker.  Such is a sample of the goings     -^ ���  on slated for Irvines Landing on  May 12. If you watch real qlose  you may even see Klondike Pete  on his jaunt from Gibsons to  Pender Harbour. Complete with  mule and all the fixin's for mining, Pete will take three days to  make the trip.  Gambling will be wide open  during that night on the Yukon  claims at Pender Harbour. Claims  will be sold while one armed bandits tease you with two lemons  and a prune.  A women's period costume contest will be part of the rare capers, while the Legion men are go  they got the rat that spiced Cake  Creek. That's more worse'n murder.  Roulette will be part of the  tamer games as will blackjack  and poker. Gamblers will handle  the games for the house and  there's word that the mail might  be in by then, if such is the case  there's just the chance that Bob  Service may have a copy of his  new poem, "Dangerous Dan Mc-  Grew" on board.  There'll be high jinks 'neath  the aurora's flame that night and  if you listen close you might even  ..--v. __��.__--  ��=-- hear the crackle  of flame  from  ing   to"*be"fined   if  they  shave the marge of Lak la Barge. But  from now until the big day. it may be drowned by the roar  Miners courts will be held im- of the Skookum'Chuck. Even that  promptu during the big bumper could happen that night,  dance when the men folks will Move aside them barrels feller,  be allowed to  dance with some She'll be wide open anytime now.  women for a change. We presume  the women will    be    imported.  There'll be a real hangin' just to  spice things  up.  We heard that 30IAH3S  via  jmvagri ivio'i /  Readerb Say  EDITOR:  *  In the recent issue of Coast  News, two articles seemed to  make out that Pender Harbour-  ites are a lot of numbskulls, an  inference which some people are  sure to resent.  The teacher mentioned by Mr  Burnett was probably a good  teacher as we seem to have a  grand lot of teachers here this  year. But why should she do her  own carpentry? Surely the School  Board can afford that. As to  working overtime for loss of time  during the winter, that shouldn't  be necessary, as most country  children have so far to go to and  from school that they can't stay  in school after the regular time.  The children here in Kleindale,  Pender Harbour, seem to be so  rested up from the lay-off, they  go to school every morning with  more than the usual vigour. They  have buckled right down to  work, and are doing fine. We  have a grand teacher here too,  who is liked by everyone, children and parents alike.  Another remark which didn't  sound so good was the line "better than they rate". What are we  ���a lot of Morons?  The article in which Mrs Jackson condemns Pender's reasoning  just added more coals to the fire.  Let's try putting the shoe on the  other foot. How would the people of Gibsons like to send their  children to Pender Harbour to  school? Pretty far from home  isn't it?  Maybe I'm one of the shortsighted ones mentioned, but if  we don't stick up for our rights  as parents, apparently no one else  will. Or will they?  Florence Dubois.  SIR:  Have you visited a local school  lately?  Driving home from the Education Day visit to our local schools,  I overheard the following conversation between my 3rd grade  "young hopeful" and her little  friend from the 1st grade:  1st grader: "Those people who  came to see us last week were  sure nice, they gave our class a  whole dollar for a treat!"  3rd grader, disgustedly: "They  just looked at us and didn't give  ; us a darned thing."  j      1st grader:  "Well, if we'd had  some we were going to send your  class  the left-overs!"  "Left-overs," I thought, "that's  exactly what our high school facilities are ��� makeshifts and  left-overs!"  I had just visited the pitiful  excuse for a high school that the  Peninsula offers its students. I  saw���  Three poorly ventilated rooms,  any one of which would horrify a  health  inspector.  Three crowded rooms offering  little or no storage place- for  equipment. There were no flat-  topped tables for typewriters,  students must use them on slanting desks���then store them away  several times each day on shelves  or in a box. Proper equipment  cannot be set up in any one room  for any one subject ��� teachers  and students alike must dash,  periodically, from room to room.  Three makeshift rooms: One is  a former grocery store with two  big (but stationary) windows;  one is the former Legion Hall,  the kitchen of which now serves  as a laboratory, the closet as the  school Library and Supply Room;  and the third is a basement room  that "just happened" when an  addition to the Community Hall  was built to house a long-needed  pair of rest-rooms.  "Enough money was spent remodelling and making these  quarters into 'classrooms' to have  practically paid for one of the  proposed school units." I was  told.  Under the circumstances it was  a necessary expenditure ��� but  seeing the results does make one  realize how foolish it has been to  allow such a necessity to exist!  Will it be considered logical to  go on throwing good money after  bad? Every year money must be  spent to provide additional makeshifts or repair old ones. The  School Board, no doubt, is already aware of many such expenses which must be anticipated  before the next school term  opens.  It might be interesting for us  to know. what had to be spent in  this way just in the last two  years. What has been paid for  the use qf the former Hill-Top  Store? How much did it cost to  ���purchase and re-model the for- '  mer Legion Hall- What has been  spent on the little room so cosily  oassss  HIGH COMMENDATION is   coming to the brothers Jackson for their   very fine gift of a  memorial park, granted to the -community in care  of the Kinsmen.  Speaking at a Kinsmen scupper meeting, Mr  L. S. Jackson made the offer on behalf of his  brothers. "There are no strings attached. We own  the land, you can have it for vrtiat good you can  do the community with it," he said.  In the way of a memorial to the Jacksons  who helped pioneer this country, the park can be  of inestimable value to the youngsters of this and  coming generations.' The property is situated on  the south side of the Sechelt Highway a short  distance past the Gibsons Elementary School.  Centrally located, it can be utilized as a playground complete with fishponds and natural gardens.  The potential park, five acres, is to commemorate G. W. Jackson, L. S. Jackson, R. T. Jackson, Terry Jackson, Stonewall Jackson and Tom,  who, was killed in the first great war.  It is a very fine gesture. Gibsons is lucky in  being the recipients of such a thoughtful and  worthwhile gift.  Pender Stumlbling Block  PENDER Harbour Board of Tr.itde has a job cut  put which should last them well into next  year.  "Lights for Christmas, 1951"*T just about sums  up the gigantic chore the board has set itself.  Never a body to balk at big loads, Pender Harbour Board of Trade is to be congratulated upon  the manner with which it is tgckliing this problem.  Following the principle of first things first,  a survey of all potential consul Biers in the area,  is now under way. The Power Commission has  set the number of required users at 600 between  end of their Sechelt power line and Pender Harbour. This seems to be an i impossible figure.  Probably slightly more than 500 ��can be accounted  for. The question is, will the oommission grant  and instal power lines for that : trumber?  One more stumbling block Is the Halfmoon  Bay cutoff. Sechelt Board of Ttade has already  committed itself to trying for this concession  from the Provincial government. Tt would be well  for Pender Harbour to work in c lose conjunction  with the Sechelt body on this.  While on the subject of w�� irking together,-  now would be a good time for G ibsons Board of  Trade to also climb on board the: wagon. It could  help, indirectly, in having this cutoff achieved.  Without the short cut it is virtiually impossible  for the Power Commission to- sanction lights  along any part of that country.  Gibsons   Board   of   Trade    is   now   working  closely with the Sechelt body and will work in  cojunction with the Pender board on the subject  ��� of roads. It must be remembered there is an overall picture of this road problem which may be of  quicker, better benefit to Pender than any tilting  at windmills, however worthy a lance is held.  Today, a meeting of the three boards will be  held, trying to get the provincial and federal  governments together in order to eliminate several of our dollar eating wharves and build a  proper and efficient road between Hopkins and  Pender Harbour.  We would earnestly suggest that the Pender  Harbour board consider this amalgamation. We  contend" this would answer the cutoff problem  sooner and more painlessly than any plan so far  offered. ,  This road problem takes on new aspects every  day���each one more serious and more vital to  the overall welfare of our people. Now it is the  case of lights for Fender. That becomes part and  parcel of the whole plan. Let us not tackle this  road and power giant single handed.  Unite and be strong in unity. Divide and be  feeble in singleness. It matters not how right each  individual, group is. Only by showing strength  ahd determination can we achieve our honest,  worthy objectives.  All the boards are interested in Pender's  slogan. Let each one of them help by getting a  direct route through. Let each of them quit fooling. The job is there, let us at it.  Oihsons School News  By EUGENE BLOMGREN  By MAUREEN ROSS  ANN JERVIS gave a recent-  meeting of the school body a  resume of her trip to the UBC  convention which she attended-  She seemed to find it both informative and well handled.  Plans have also been laid for  "Aunt Samanthy Rules the  Roost" as you've guessed this  play should be a good one.  Recently the Sechelt boys' and  girls' teams came down to play ,  against   the   elementary     teams. ,  Gibsons  girls took their game 1  to 0. The lone counter being made |  by Joy Elliot. The  boys wound  up  their fracas with Gibsons 8, i  Sechelt    0.    Howard    "Snuggie" \  Dean, garnered six of the impres- }\  sive Gibsons total.  Mr Marsden kicked off for the  opening game. He should have  had the honor as he was member  of the school board when the.  new field was widened and  through his efforts we haye/  wound up with the fine field we  now have.  Gibsons juniors ran up against  some tough opposition recently;  when they were guests of the Sechelt basketball boys at the Indian Residential School. Secheltf"  took them to town for the total]  27 to 10. Clarence Piehle led thej  scorers with an impressive 12  points while Bob Nygren accounted for four of the Gibsons]  markers.  Score for the senior game played during that same trip was J  Gibsons 47 and Sechelt 29. Top|  scorers were Ron Godfrey wit!  13 points while B. Stretton ae\  counted for 8 of the Sechelt  number.  In 1947  Quebec  City reportec  for its residents the highest aver-]  age income of any Canadian citj  $2,585; Oshawa, Ont, was seconc  with  average  income   of  $2,552j  tucked   'neath   the   toi ���-  Rest-  rooms?  It is interesting to note that although only about 10% of the:  students will go on to University,,  the subjects that can be offered,  with the present facilities are,,  for the most part, academic. No-  Shop, no Home Economics, very-  few Commercial subjects. (The:  proposed school would provide:  these for students from grade 7'  up.)  Perhaps, like me, you have,  wondered about the up-keep of a.  larger staffed school. I asked and..  was told that a six-year Junior-���  Senior High School is planned,  with the 7th and 8th grade teachers combining with the Gibsons;  and Sechelt H.S. staffs to form,  the new high school Faculty.  During my tour, it was apparent everywhere that the School.  Board and Teachers deserve both,  admiration and respect for their'  efforts to provide an adequate:  education under such adverse and.  near-hopeless conditions.  To mis-quote a famous man ���  "Seldom has so much been done  with so little ��� (outside) appreciation of the task involved"!  Yours sincerery,  Charlotte T. Vannatta.  SIR:  Re  your articles of March  20'  issue of the Coast News concerning Pender Harbour and its "nest  of   unfair   rumors"   gnd   Pender  reasoning.   Neither' of" these   articles is printed in the interests-  of the School Board or the parents'concerned, for if the present  School  Board   on  hearing  these  rumors would be kind enough to  call a public meeting inviting the  public concerned and explaining  the  subjects    under    discussion,  there would be no cause for these  rumors to start.  On the notes that were circulated among the parents of the  Pender Harbour Superior School  re longer hours for school children,. I voted. "No" on both of  thenf, as I believe that by con- ,  senting to this scheme it would  still hot remedy the cause, for  the children missing so much  time this past winter.  The. chief cause of the school  being closed was not transportation so much as improper heating in the school. Many days the  children went to school only to  have to come home again as the  school was too cold. By agreeing  to this scheme we would only be  setting* a precedent in the district that would be carried over  from year to year until the heating system was corrected. The  heating was not always like this,  as I attended this same school  twenty-five years ago when weather conditions were the same as  now, yet I cannot remember the  school being closed because of  its being too cold while I was a  pupil there. By agreeing to this,  we are going backwards, not  ahead with our modern methods.  All the time was not lost through  either of these, above causes, as  I have been at the store as late  as nine-thirty in the morning and  still observed the pupils playing  in the so-called school grounds.  So if Colonel Burnett is "at a  loss to answer for this stupid tirade." I say, let him come and  get the views from a meeting of  the parents as well as the teachers and representatives. I think  that he would not be so much of  a loss as he seems to be. Furthermore, he is not being paid to be  at a loss on such mattrs.  On the other article re the dormitory plan, all I know about  this is rumor and it is up to the  school board to call a "meeting  and explain this to the parents  at present concerned, also to  those like myself who will be  concerned in two or three years.  Unless this is done, the school  board will still be the butt of  all rumors, so it is up to them to  spike them now unless they too  are ;at a loss as is Colonel Burnett.  Jim   Cameron.  SIR:  In your issue of March 27 one  Edward A. Bourne, of Gambier  Harbour, expresses interest in a  letter alleged to have been written by me. He does not state  where he saw the letter, and a  search of my files does not reveal any copy which would seem  to justify the interpretations arrived at. However, he mentions  the word "Finns" and a letter by  me to the Coast News, dated  March 7 and published shortly  thereafter contains the phrase  "settlers of Finnish blood." So  perhaps that is the letter.  If so, I must say that I consider Mr Bourne's letter to be a  rather stupid fabrication of misrepresentation interwoven with  pure falsehood. That is hard  language,  and I hasten to    say  that I am aware there may be  mitigating circumstances. Mr  Bourne-may be; unable j to read  the English language; or his letter may have been "ghost written," he merely appending his  name (or his "X"); or, perhaps  with never a very high IQ, he has  now reached tne state described  by the Bard of Avon as "sans  everything". Poor fellow, probably more to "be pitied than censured.  I am somewhat appalled by the  world-wide significance, according to Mi> Bourne, of what I  thought was a local problem: He  leaps like a sand-flea over into  Eastern Europe, and comes back  with a "Red Menace" in his  teeth; he does not apparently  claim to be an Aryan, but makes  quite a play about Anglo-Saxons. Being an Anglo-Saxon myself, I am not sure that I am  proud of him as an Associate, but  I suppose we all have our cross  to bear. I have not met Mr  Bourne and know nothing of his  circumstances, but from his letter (if it is his letter) I would  hazard a guess that he is living  on a pension paid by the Canadian tax-payer, so I suppose  we will just have to carry on until ah all-wise Providence sees  fit to relieve us of that item of  our burden.  Robert Burns.  SIR:  I will say a few words with  reference to the value of the  VON as we doctors see it in the  type of medical practise in this  area.  First, and most obvious, is the  maternity  service.   Each   of   the  doctors   have  had  several  cases  lately,  .often   when   confinement  in hospital had bfeen planned. ���n-  these cases, it is an.  invaluable  help to be able to call" a trained  nurse, who will assist in preparing the room and the patient, aid  the doctor,   and    care    for    the  baby  after  and so  on.     If    the  nurse were not available, proper  care   for.  the   mother   and   baby  would certainly be a hit or miss  affair  and   difficulties    for    the  doctor   would   be   increased.   It  may be mentioned here that the  nurse   makes   daily   calls     after  the confinement for the first few  days if at all possible,  and has  plenty to do at these visits.  ~  The  other main  work  of the  nurse   involves     home     nursing  care. Our population contains a  In Canada there is about one  radio to "every four persons.  large proportion of elderly oeo\  pie, sometimes with just an eldtj  erly couple in a home. In thest  cases, if one becomes ill, it is 4  difficult   enough   task    for.    th]  other to atetnd to nursing inat  ters.   Here   the   VON   can ?'visi  -twice....a; week, .bathe.the;.p;a$tenj  give instructions re the preyenl  tion  of bed sores, care  of IthJ  bowels  etc.  The  nurse is; uiidt  the instruction of the doctor foj  this type of work,and is able t  see that orders are carried oul  She can  give  attention to case  which  the  doctor has  difficultj  finding time to visit or in whidj  little   active   medical     care    .,.  needed.   The  nurse    also    give  medication by needle    in    soi  cases  where  this  is   ordered  the doctor.  People often say, these peoplj  could all be sent to hospital fc  special care. Actually this is n{  the case for two main reasons:  In the first place the hospits  are   so   over  crowded now th'j  only acutely ill or surgical cas<  are admitted and secondly, man  elderly   people, view   going   i\  hospital   with   misgivings.   If %  all   possible   they   wish   to   sta]  with people they know and    a  familiar surroundings. The smaj  extra  personal    attentions    arj  considerations make the thougl  of staying home more attractive-  This is particularly the  type 6\  care in which the VON can hell  by instruction and example.  Also our present nurse hal  been doing much in trainin'i  partially crippled or paralyzed  persons in muscle re-educatioi  and gives instruction in massag^  and use of the heat lamp.  I may conclude by saying th.  the VON nursing service is  ir  deed a necessity here and is ap^  predated  by the doctors.  H. F. Inglis, MD]  SIR:  I have read with interest thl  many  letters,  some  constructive]  others- not, which have appeared  in your columns lately.  In my opinion discussion oli  any proposed School By-law: is  premature until detailed infor-,  mation is before us.  I am reliably informed that the  School Board will hold pub-ie,  meetings and distribute full inf  formation in plenty of time for(  everyone to decide the merits, oi  the By-law.'  Until we have that information  no   one  can judge  whether  the  by-law# is extravagant or otherwise   and   criticism    should    bej  withheld in the meantime.  Yours Sincerely, <  Bill J. LangJ wmm  ro tne %$<���  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  CONQUER  CANCER  19SO  CAMPAIGN  .     Give Through  Your  Sechelt  v Cancer  Committee  Chairman:  MRS. W. K. BERRY  President  VON   Sechelt,   B.C.  \GEAI��RO</&ty  GUARD THOSE YOU LOVE  DAVIS BAY  By Robbie  WELL, I figured I was  on  the  well greased skids and ready  for "Out". But the powers that  be, have granted a reprieve. And  so, after four months of enforced  absence, due to indisposition, here  I am again. And believe it or not,  everything and everybody (including this paper) seems to be  in exactly the same spot as when  I left for dear old Shaughnessy.  Blimey, I had a letter from the  new e*ditor. Seems to be quite a  lad. Never met him yet, but the  letter says I will, and soon.  You say I missed your ever-  changing weather. Yeah! I had  other things on my mind friend.  And to be perfectly frank, I did  not miss a thing.  I did notice that in last week's  . issue the columns for "Correspondents" were missing. That, of  course, has happened  before.  The school by-law is still getting a good workover. And old  Rover has gone to the happy  hunting grounds. I feel sure this  popular old dog will be' missed  by the grown-ups as well as the  kiddies. Here's hoping our neighbor will soon find another real  friend and companion.  Mrs J. Thomson passed another  milestone last week and was entertained by her many friends  at the home of Mr and Mrs C.  Maywood. This affair was strictly a "ladies' do". Jessica (as she  is known by), is at present in  Vancouver renewing old acquaintances. And we have a special reason for wishing she was  back in our midst, because her  beautiful rich soprano voice will  be an asset to the newly formed  ladies' glee club which, I am  asked to announce, will welcome  SAV��BVMAIl  Take advantage of safe, confidential  city service. Pass book, cheques, 2%  interest. Hundreds of mail customers.  Send coupon for facts or open an  account right away.,  no  ASSETS EXCEED  EIGHTY-NINE MILLION DOLLARS  CANflDAPiRMANINT  MORTGAGE COKPOMElOtf  WILLIAM J. BELL  MANAGER, VANCOUVER BRANCH  Canada Permanent Mtge. Corporation  432 Richards St., Vancouver, B.C.  |   | Send me full facts.  f~"] I enclose $ open an  account and send passbook, etc.  Address.  In   Conjunction  with  Cecil   Lawrence  Taxi Sir  Call BILL HUNTER  Sechelt 48  %  Choice  i  Red Cedar Yellow Cedar Fir  IN ALL DIMENSIONS  ROUGH - PLANED - SHIPLAP  We deliver anywhere on the Peninsula  BURNS & JACKSON SAWMILL  Phone Wilson Creek 15 M-2 Wilson Creek  _rt*p*p  ��IW-"��_"MU  new members. If you enjoy singing, please attend. You don't  have to be a real crack-a-jack. So  long as you enjoy singing.  Last Saturday night the community centre was the scene of  a very interesting evening. One  hour was spent playing Krazy  whist, which was loads of fun  and the remainder of the evening was taken up with this new  game "Canasta" and many of the  pupils or beginners, requested a  repeat performance. Refreshments were served by the men  folk, probably that's the reason  it was free night.  I have learned through the  grapevine that Jack Macleod left  for the East on Sunday, March  25. This is definitely not the Watkins man, but his son, who has  chosen the RCAF as a career.  And by the way, a few friends of  his parents gathered to give him  a send-off.  The photographic genius from  Davies Bay, Jack Whittaker, has  handed in a large number of pictures taken at the various parties, and musicale. These fine  flashlight photos can be had for  a very small fee from the president, George Wright, so buy now  and help the community fund.  It happened like this. Mrs:  Ralph Murray held an afternoon  tea, of course Mrs Roberts retaliated and invited them over to  her place. In popped Mrs Mutter and after spending an enjoyable afternoon said well, why not  come over to my place on Thursday, all of you, and so the gads  spend quite a nice time once in a  while. I would suggest, seeing  that these parties are so much of  a success, that you take youir  knitting, weaving, sewing, etc.-,  and stock up for a sale of work^.  proceeds in aid of the new com-.  munity hall.  Mrs Dorothy Erickson, formerly of Davies Bay, and at present residing at West Sechelt, operating the Snack Shop, opposite  the Wakefield Inn, has decided  to return to the Bay. Plans are  a-foot for extensive alterations  and additions to her cottage at  "Trail's End". Aunty, by which  name she is popularly known,  V is., expected .to make the change  at the beginning of this month.  I didn't think I would make  the deadline for last week's issue, so I am making a stab at it.  One day earlier this week. It'  seems when we get the Coast  News on Tuesday, and Tuesday  night is my deadline for news, on  account of catching 9:30 a.m. bus  Wednesday. There is not very  much time to compare notes.  Plans for. an Easter tea are  completed and from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Wilson Creek  Community Hall an enjoyable afternoon is anticipated. Instrumental and vocal solos will be  offered by several visiting artists.  Many friends from outside points  are expected to attend. The date,  Sunday, April 9.  George and Jim Turner, sons  of Mr and Mrs Tom Turner of  Davies Bay, paid a visit to their  parents over the week-end and  in all fairness to the boys, let me  " say, they brought their coveralls  with them, and not bathing  trunks. They installed a brand  new hot-air furnace in the Turner residence. A very nice present  indeed from the family.  A furnace has been presented  to our Community Centre for installation in our new quarters.  This wonderful gift, along with  several dozen chairs, crockery,  silverware (or cutlery), a few  card tables, books, etc., makes  ,. me think it would be a good idea  to hold a miscellaneous shower  in the near future. So why not  clear your attics and basements  and give yourself more room to  live.  Signs and mutterings indicate  the departure to Vancouver of  the guy from under the dogwood.  Apart from his meanderings in  the columns of The Coast News,  this very talented musician will  be greatly missed by his many  friends and music lovers of Roberts Creek and district. Best of  luck Jack.  Mr and Mrs Bert Huggins were  up from the city to spend the  week-end with Bert's parents at  Davies Bay.  Preparations are a-foot to organize a Salmon Derby in the  waters around these parts to take  place Labor week-end. Fuller  particulars will be circulated at  a later date. This being the first  TI3�� COAST NEWS,   Monday,   April 3,    1950  contest sponsored by the WCCC  a goodly number of entries is  hoped for, so get the grapevine  working fellows.  I noticed Mr and Mrs Lee and  daughter Donna boarding the  Wing for a trip to Vancouver on  a few days' visit to the grandparents.  Mrs F. Turner left for West  Vancouver where she will visit  friends and relatives and is expected to be away for about one  week.  Mr and Mrs Bert Wright received quite a delightful surprise  ���on their return from the whist  drive: last week. Daughter Bertha  and grandchildren had arrived on  the late night boat from the city.  Whoever is responsible for re  pairs and. maintenance of our  bridges sfiould examine the second bridge out of Davies Bay going towards Wilson Creek. There  they will find a piece of planking torn up measuring about 24  inches by six inches, which certainly creates a menace to pedestrians travelling at dusk or night  time, unaware of this potential  leg-breaker. I am also reminded  of our "Speed Limit" signs, which  lie prone on the side of the road  way. However, a sign every 10  feet would not slow down some  of the drivers passing through  our waterfront. Before I go, let  me tell you of a friend of mine  whose mother (he said) was a  lady bull fighter. But she quit  because she couldn't find any  lady bulls (she said). So ��� I'm  quitting 'coz I can't give you any  more news.  Mr and Mrs Henry Begg are  visiting Vancouver and will be  away approximately one week.  Jack Whittaker's car had been  in drydock all week, and the  committee were wondering how  they could transport some of the  older inhabitants to the fortnightly whist drive. But Mr H.  Aggett and Jack Macleod stepped in and filled the breach. Thus  saving the day (or night). Thanks  friends.  "Now, Mary, when you bathe  the baby, be sure and use the  thermometer to test the water."  Returning an hour later, the  mistress asked:  "Did you use the thermometer?"  "No, mam. I can tell without  that. If it's too hot the baby  turns red, and if it's too cold he'll  turn blue."  "  BUILDING  THESE ARE JUST A FEW EVERY DAY  PRICES  COMMON WIRE NAILS:  Wi" to 8". Lb   12c  BUILDING PAPER.  400 square foot roll    DOWN SPOUT:  2" Galvanized, 10 ft. length ...._.  DOWN SPOUT ELBOWS.  2" Galvanized    WATER PIPE:  Vi" Galvanized. Per foot  1.46  1.10  25c  16c  WE SET PRICES: OTHERS FOLLOW  MARSHALL'S HARDWARE  "Serving the Peninsula"  GIBSONS PHONE 33  "Captain Morgan's  in fawn!"  So serve something new and  delightful���cocktails and long  drinks made with Captain  Morgan Rum. There are two  brands. Gold Label is  rich and full-bodied...  Black Label extra smooth  and flavourful. Both brands  make taste-tempting drinks!  This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor  Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia, THE COAST NEWS,   Monday,   April 3,   1950  PENDER HARBOUR  By "SARAL"  IF THIS does appear in print,  I'd like to say I haven't left  the country. My columns have  been going in the mail but what  happens after that, only the  editor or the janitor knows.  (That's true. But we will willingly transfer our worries for Sar-  al's on this question of space and  people.  Ed.)  The Community Club held a  successful whist drive at the  Clubhouse recently. We failed to  get all the winner's names but  Mrs Spalding won a nice teapot  as door prize. A gentleman off  the "Pursepa" won the draw. Mr  Albert Edwardson won men's  first at whist.  The Mystery Box became the  property of Mr Archibald after  the most exciting Chinese Auction I have ever seen. The meet  was a financial sucecss which  leads me to believe that at least  one leg of the intended piano  must be paid for. Good luck to  the club.  Neill MacLeod made a flying  visit home this week and has  now gone to Ceepeecee to take  over the new position he has  with Nelson Brothers. He spent  the winter at Port Edwards.  Among recent visitors to Vancouver were Andy Aitchison, G.  Simpson, . P. Dulais, Capt and  Mrs Jermaine, Mr and Mrs  Sandiford, Bill Peiper and Mr  and Mrs F. Lee. Sorry to hear  that genial Mrs Potts is ill in  Portland where she went to  visit her daughter.  The Dan Cameron's new home  is certainly taking shape in fine  Bowen Island  By   PEARL   PUNNETT  BEING a nice day there were  quite a few visitors last Sunday and then there was no boat  at 5 p.m. to town as some mishap  occured to the "Lady Rose", so  the ferries to Horseshoes Bay  were very busy from 5 p.m. until  everyone had got away for Vancouver again.  Mr and Mrs Walter Punnett  had as their week-end guests,  the latter's sister and brother-in-  law, Mr and Mrs Fred Prowse of  Vancouver.  Miss Joan Grant was up for the  weekend and Miss Agnes Link-  later, went to Vancouver to visit  with her cousin.  Mr and Mrs Douglas Harding  and youngest son Lloyd went to  Vancouver recently to attend a  party given in honor of Mr Harding by the Amalgamated Civil  Servants of Canada, Dept. of Veterans Affairs. He was presented  with an Honorary Life Membership by the Vancouver Local  Council, ACS of C and also received a handsome brass smoking  style. One day they mix cement  and next, the roof is on. That's  how it seemed.  I dropped into the Don Cameron's just as they were moving  the piano into their new home.  They purchased the Jensen home.  Mr and Mrs Jensen have left to  reside in New Westminster.  Before closing I would like to  convey the community's heartfelt sympathies to Mr and Mrs  J. Stewart on the very sad loss  of their daughter,  Betty.  stand from the D.V.A. group in  recognition of his past services  as an officer of that group. They  returned home on Saturday,  March 11.  There was a St. Patrick's party  on Saturday March 18 at Holiday  House. Most of the folks around  here attended and by all accounts  had a rousing time.  Mr and Mrs J. Matthew have  returned to the Island, after  spending the winter in Vancouver.  Congratulations to Mr and Mrs  Bob Proudlock on the birth of a  daughter, "Patricia" on March 21  in St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver,  a sister for Peggy.  Glad to see Mrs D. Mcleod  home again after being in St.  Vincent's Hospital, Vancouver, for  treatments.  Mr�� F. Fougberg of Pemberton was the weekend guest of her  parents, Mr and Mrs James Collins.  Mrs M. Worsley has returned  to her home at Bowen after being in Vancouver for the winter.  On Saturday April 1, at the  school, a social evening is to be  held on behalf of Red Cross  funds.  On Saturday, March 25, Mrs M.  Neilson took the school choir to  Vancouver to the Musical'Festival. The children did very well .  and were praised for the fine  quality and tone of their voices.  Great credit is due to Mrs Neilson, who trains them.  Roy Collins was visiting his  sisters at Pemberton for a few  days last week.  Great Bear, Great Slave and  Lake Winnipeg are all greater in  area than Lake Ontario.  T. Lane Passes  GIBSONS ��� Passed    away    in  Vancouver   last   week,   Mr   T.  Lane. Funeral was in Vancouver  Thursday.  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CHALLENGE  The School Board or Any of Its Members  To a Public (Above Board) Discussion  on the Pending Bylaw  The Board to Publicly Prove a Need  For Its Spending Spree  tX  FRANCIS DRAGE, J.P By "J FOR JUDY"  HENRY Haris is operating his  logging camp again. Although  snow and rain have slowed logging down a bit, the logs are rolling in just the same.  A baby boy was born to Mr  and Mrs Austin Amundson of Irvines Landing. Congratulations  Violet and Dewey.  I see our good neighbor Colo-  nianen going around with a paper  MATURED  AND  BOTTLED  IN  ENGLAND  Ml IAN  ROYAtrNAVY  BEMERARA RUM  This advertisement is not published  or displayed by the Liquor Control  Board or by the Government of  British Columbia.  -���C---  FOR ��l  You Can't Beat  EATON'S  Spring and Summer  Catalogue/  JT EATON C  O  uwm  B. M. "BATT" Maclntyre, MLA for Mackenzie, will not support the government in its bid for sweeping powers in relation to the Hospital Insurance Act.  Mr Maclntyre has stated that although he agrees with  the bill in principle he will vote against sections 9, 11 and 8  of the proposed amendments to the act which would give the  Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council such far reaching powers to  fix rates without limits and to dictate the services that will be  extended to-the beneficiaries. :   &&  ���^���^  �����.���  "...  ���   ... .^^^    m . l^. .,; tav, ���-  The local ^provincial member  will also vote against the section  which would provide that persons over 16 who are not self-  supporting and living with their  families may be required to pay  premiums. ���  During the debate on estimates  for the Department of Labor, Mr  "Maclntyre asked the Minister,  Hon J. H. Cates, if he intended  opening the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act, as was  promised during the recent provincial elections). The minister replied that he bad only been in  office six months, and would  have to wait until he had made  a more extensive study of the  Act.  During Department of Public  Works' Estimates Mr Maclntyre  put the following questions.  Would the Minister impress upon the engineers the necessity  for greater .care of ditches on  rural roads. Small gravel loaders  would save time in areas where  there are 2 or 3 crews.  West Vancouver to Squamish  highway was an election promise, but now seems to be abandoned in favor of the railway. Mr  Maclntyre told the house and  suggested that ,this is how you  shatter public. confidence.  A dust layer is imperative on  roads through built-up areas of  unorganized districts and a 35-  car ferry is essential to future  progress of Sechelt Peninsula, the  house was told. Private interests  will consider this project from  Whitecliff to Gibsons, provided a  decent road is planned for the  Xmmediate^,:futu��e; Mr^MacIntyB^  said". Tlie Minister replied that'  his department is working towards  these ends.  In speaking of the bill for regulated closing hours for service  stations the local member suggested that the Government is too  willing to place controls on various businesses, and it might be  Sinclair's Bus  Sechelt Speech  A BUS WILL be leaving Gibsons  Tuesday night in order to convey passengers to Sechelt for the  James Sinclair, MP, meeting.  There will be refreshments and  entertainment at the meeting.  The bus will j return to Gibsons  after it is over. Please be at the  post office or along the Sechelt  highway by 7:15 p.m.  to sign for electricity in the near  future. If wishing does any good  there will be plenty of that. We  soon should have lights other  than coal, oil or gas. We sure are  all for it, at any rate.  Mr and Mrs. Warren Watkins  have a new /English Ford. It's  shiny, it's nev/, it's cute, and Mr  Watkins says, it's very satisfying  in every way.  I wish some of these babies  would be born around here, so  that I'd have something to fill my  column, but alas they are all  waiting for better weather I  guess.  wise to consider some protection  for the public by referring to the  well established rule of supply  and demand.  IWJUJMWUL Ul 1M-UIU ���������11II iml. Ill W^T  The line up forms on the right. And that is just how busy  I'm getting to be. Everybody wants to have things done  at the last minute. Every summer visitor who dwns a summer home around this country has to have hi? down pipe  fixed or some tinsmithing to do and, of course, every one  of them wants LAURIE SPECK to do the'job���natch.  Speaking of summer and visitors reminds me that there  must be a lot of little fixing jobs you people Have to have  done and off hand you can never remember who does the  "fixin's" around this place. Well, put your minds to rest.  The best fixer in this country can be had by grabbin'  your phone and saying, "please give me  LAURIE SPECK.  W  When these schools get going, the new ones; I mean, I  guess there will be a lot of busy people in. the country.  You can't spend half a million dollars in the Peninsula  and not give someone a bit of work. Well, when, the other  people start doing work so will li'lle Speck. So get your  order in early and then you won't be disappointed when  you phone 64-R.  ELECTRICAL  HEADQUARTERS  G.E.  Appliances  /I  G.E.   Washers  Refrigerators  A  lit.v.AJ'-.    ���4^;"-J'*ii;i.,;,rt_-f.f4V      v^.'.i^*^  ���  THE COAST NEWS,   Monday,   April 3,   1950  SecheSt School News  By   ELAINE   GOWLAND  NOW THAT the School Concert  is over, everyone is getting  back to the normal school routine. Three one-act comedies  were presented by the High  School Friday, March 17. Money  taken at the door amounted to  the grand total of $42.40. It has  not been decided to what purpose  this will be put. The $5.40 netted  by selling fudge will go towards  buying plants for the Garden  Club.  A hot-dog sale was held at the  school by Mr Purcell's room. The  proceeds, $14.75, went into the  Junior Red Cross funds. This idea  really went over very well and  we hope there will be more sales  in the future. An Afghan is to  be raffled and the proceeds will  also go to the Junior Red Cross.  This Afghan is made up of various colored squares which were  knitted by pupils under the direction of Mrs Jay.  The High School was present  at the water hearing, at the Legion Hall. It was interesting to  be able to see the court session  in action and also to see how  our local affairs are taken care of.  DR. MALONE  The friendly country doctor���who resides  at Three Oakes with his wife Ann, is heard  every day, Monday through Friday at 1:45  on CKWX. It's an intensely interesting  story. Hear it on ,  About three quarters  of  Canada's school teachers are women.  GULF LINES LTD.  "������������mbhh mmMmmmmmmmmammgammam^Bsmm^mmTms^^mmm  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  Tuesday  NORTHBOUND  Lv. VANCOUVER 9:30 a.m.  Ar. WILSON CREEK        11:45 a.m.  SECHELT 12:00 noon  HALFMOON BAY        1:00 p.m.  PENDER   HARBOUR  2:00 p.m.  Wednesday  Lv. VANCOUVER  Ar.  WILSON   CREEK  SECHELT  HALFMOON BAY  PENDER HARBOUR  9:30 a.m.  11:45 a.m.  12:00 noon  1:00 p.m.  2:00 p.m.  Radios:  Table  and    Consoles  '/V  Water   Pumps  Heaters  .  Lv.  VANCOUVER  9:00 a.m.  Thursday  Ar.  Lv.  SECHELT  VANCOUVER  11:15 a.m.  9:30 a.m.  Ar.  PENDER   HARBOUR  1:00 p.m.  Lv.  VANCOUVER  5:30 p.m.  Ar.  WILSON  CREEK  7:45 p.m.  Friday  SECHELT  8:00 p.m.  HALFMOON BAY  9:00 p.m.  Lv.  VANCOUVER  12:30 noon  Saturday  Ar.  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Cardero St., Vancouver  "Turn Down Cardero���Where Georgia and Pender Meet"  INFORMATION TA2141  GULF LINES  LTD  PHONE 45  Gulf Dock, Foot Cardero St., Vancouver THE COAST NEWS,   Monday,   April 3,   1950  Voice oi the Manitou  ummm harbour  By  Glenwood  THE NEW wharf at New Brighton is expected to be completed  by the time this gets in print.  It should be quite an asset to  the docking facilities of South  Gambier.  C. Littlejohn is working over  here with his power saw.  A dance is slated at the Army  and Navy Hall here on Saturday,  April 15. This date was set as it  would not clash with the Legion  Cabaret. We particularly invite  our Gibsons members on that  day.  Sister of F. W. Alexander returned to her home in North  Vancouver after spending two  weeks here.  The unit here won an electric  steam iron but made a trade with  Jack Marshall for a small radio  so now everybody is happy.  We learn with interest that  Francis Drage has challenged  Mrs Jackson and Al Ritchie to a  public debate on this pending  by-law.  It should be very interesting  and Captain Drage is certainly  giving them a break by suggesting it be held in their home  ground. I would like to be there  but I doubt if the debate will  take place as I don't think the  school board has the guts to stand  up to Drage on the public platform. They like to make all kinds  of remarks and inuendos behind  his back but I doubt if they'll  have the courage to debate the  whole thing out in the open.  I  have  known  Francis   Drage  ���Central PresB Canadian  The stockyards at Amarillo. Tex.,  ar* jammed with cattle as ranchers  flood the market with their herds.  Remembering dust bowl days, the  stockmen are anxious to get the  beef off pastures which are already  beginning to powder under the  freeze and drought conditions, in  Spite of th�� quantity, prices remained high.  them it will be quite an education for them.  It is a very funny thing that  when the mothers of Gambier  wanted help in educating their  children the answer was, "we  can't do anything for you."  But, since the parents asked  Captain Drage to  do something  for them, a school will be built  for 15 years and have heard him here soon. This is all very pe-  speak many times. If the board culiar but F.D. always gets re-  has the courage to accept Mr suits, sooner or later and usually  Drage's   challenge   I   can   assure    sooner.  DIRECTORY  Please Clip This Directory Out and Hong 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.  Phone Sechelt, 22  GENERAL HAULING  TAXI  PENINSULA CABS  24-Hour Service  2 Phones ��� 2 Cabs  WILSON CREEK and  SELMA PARK  Phone   Sechelt  66  GIFT STORE  Headquarters for Wool,  Notions, Cards,  Toys,  Miscellaneous Gifts  Gibsons 5-10-15 Store  Left of Post Office  Gibsons, B.C.  BILL'S TAX!  Reliable 24 Hour Service  Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Bill Mervyn  Phone Halfmoon Bay 7-U  -*?-  TRANSFER-TRUCKERS  m  LAND CLEARING  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.  By CLARENCE JOE  MANY, MANY moons ago Indians here were not all together  living in harmony and peace. The  Sechelt tribe took part in many  great tribal wars. But I'll state  right now that seldom if ever  were the Sechelt forefathers the  reason for these scrapes. It is well  known that our tribe had often  been invaded by other warring  tribes, first. Then our forefathers  had to declare war in revenge.  In one of their big battles I  would like to refer to a great  warrior member of this tribe, who  was captured by the invading  tribe and taken as a slave and  turned over to the winning chief  as was the custom in those days.  Tom was his name and he was  captured and made a slave. A  captured warrior in those days  was not considered a prisoner.  They more or less called it a  slave in our native tongue. They  were used strictly as servants.  Their first job was to help the  capturing chief and then after  they had been prisoner for some  time they quite often were allowed to fish and hunt at will as  long as they were within 'sight  of the capturer's watchful eye.  When winter comes along the  coast these natives used to hold  large celebrations which they called Potlachs. Here is where Tom  realized he was about to be sold  to the next tribe's chief, money ,  not being the exchange in those  days.  Tom was traded for food, canoes and Indian blankets. This  bartering of Tom was kept up  for year after year until finally  he wound up as the property of  the Haida tribe from Queen  Charlotte Islands.  All during this time Tom was  planning on escaping but the  time never seemed to arrive  when he could make the attempt.  The toughest job was to map out  the B.C. coast in his memory.  Studying the various tides, channels and weather was also a big  part of his planning. He had to  know these things in order to  make good his escape when he  did attempt it.  The Haida chief didn't seem  to worry too much about Tom's  escape as an 80-mile stretch of  water separated Tom from the  mainland. Soon Tom was trusted to go out fishing ahd every  day he stayed away a little  longer. Each day saw him caching food in readiness for the big  event; He sure had to pick the  right moon as Hecate Straits are  known to be rough even when  it is nice weather.  Every day when Tom went  fishing he journeyed farther and  farther away from the coast until he had dug up a fairly good  idea of the local geography. He  would need to have this when he  eventually found wind, wave and  tide in his favor. Tom was watching more closely now as every  hour surely brought the final escape chance just, that much  closer. X <  Next week I'll tell you of Tom's  big escape and his glorious return back to his home and tribe.  By JEAN JE3f 'FRIES  MRS BEAMISH has returned to  our midst again, "but I'm sorry  to  hear  she  is   still  under  the  weather. -  After waiting eill winter, we  finally decided to organize a  P.T. group���sure enough it  rained, which had an effect on  the turnout. Mrs Yr, Murray was  elected president and Mrs M.  Bardson, secretary ' treasurer. It  is hoped that the -.first general  meeting will bring: a much larger membership.     :y.  Mr and Mrs A. IScige and their  little daughter Sh.-ar'on, of Hammond were visitors at the home  of Mr and Mrs H.; S Jmith.  Mrs Irene Griff lit1 h and Keith  and her aunt, Mrs, G. Vaughan  went down to Vancouver to meet  Mrs Gaugh who ai -rived in our  fine country from :I_iverpool. Mrs  Vaughn had not seen her sister  for 40 years while Irene had never seen her moth(.jr since she left  her to come out Ihere as a war  bride in 1944. It ^ Kfas quite a celebration. ';  Mr Vernon H'Ujghes who has  bought the Rowderi place is busy  getting it into shape. At present  he has two of his brothers to  help him. Welcome to a new  neighbour.  Optometrist  GIBSONS  PHONE GIBSONS 91  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?  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  Modern hair  styling. Competent    work,  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  Wis (.Toast $etus  CLASSIFIED  ADVERTISING  3 Lines (15 w rcrds) for 35c 3 Insertions (same ad) 75c  Extra words, j ibove 15-word mm., 2c each.  Cash with order.  Notices, Engaj {ements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c Insertion  Ll TTLE ADS ... BIG RESULTS  1939 PLYMOUTH sedan with  radio and hea/ter. Car trailer,  12-ft. motorboatv some household  furniture. A. Schn.eider, Halfmoon  Bay. 2712-35  FOR SALE:  SUBDIVISION:  lots, each 5ft'x 13il ft. Close to  school and churches. Five minutes  from Post Office. $200 per lot if  sold en block. A pply W. B.  Boucher, Grantha ms Landing.  Phone Gibsons 88. 2713-tfn  SUMMER homesites in the celebrated and beautiful Jervis Inlet area on Vanguard Bay, any  size you desire from 2 acres tip,  at only $100 per acre. Vanguard  13ay  offers  unexcelled  boat  stn?  cc*np��rising ^ 16X ��� chorag��. Cod, and salmon fishing  FOR SALE:  4-ROOM partly fui mished comfortable house, oil stove, bathroom, double lot, wooded. See  Mrs. Husby, Main . Rd., Gibsons,  or phone CH 5448, < or write 3562  W. 26th Ave., Vanc< imver.  2716-37  JERSEY heifer,   due  to  freshen  soon. Apply J. "W**o��*d, West Sechelt. 2715-1  WANTED: !""      ~  FRANCHISE dealer" to sell Roto-  tillers and small garden tractors. Squamish dist ;rcict preferred.  Rotary Equipment Sales Ltd., 523  Agnes St., New "V. lesftminster.  2715-29  with   fresh   water . lake   only   1  block   inland.  For   details .write (  to W.  E.  Haskins,  Pender  Harbor, tfn ,  PERSONAL��� "^ !  SHIP BY Gulf Lines Express to  or from Vancouver. Low rates. .,  Fast   service.   Careful   handling.  Specify Gulf Lines Express,    tf  LEGAL:      ' " "  NOTICE ,  IN THE matter of the Estate of_|  ROBERT LAIRD BE ATT: All.  parties having claims against thev  said Estate are required to furn-1  ish same, properly verified, to*  me on or before the 17th day of. J  April A.D. 1950, after which. J  claims filed may be paid without a  reference to any claims of whici '  I then have no knowledge. '  Dated this 29th�� day of March J  A.D. 1950  ' K.  Whitaker���Secfeelt ,  Trustee.  WANT ,TED  FIR PU fflNG  For specification m and  prices  apply   tto   ,  Canada Creoso Sing  Co.  Ltd.  P.O. Drawer 2408,   Btforth Vancouver. Telephone  Morth 1421  36  .  PLUMBING-HARDWARE  PLUMBING and HEATING  Hardware, Plumbing Supplies  Heating Necessities  "Serving the Peninsula"  Marshall's  Hardware  Phone Gibson���33  I  REAL ESTATE  Specialist in Coast Property  Consolidated Brokers Ltd.  Gulf Coast Offices  Gibsons and Sechelt  Phone 37  SUNSET HARDWARE  GIBSONS  Registered Plumbers  PLUMBING  Sales   and   Contracting  REFRIGERATION  Marine, Commercial, Domestic. Walk-in boxes,' Deep  Freezers. Guaranteed Second  Hand Commercial Refrigerator units for sale.  W. J. NAYLOR  Roberts Creek      Phone 24K  STOCK-REDUCING  CLEARANCE  in  DRY GOODS  HARDWARE  CHINA  ETC.  MURDOCH'S  Marine Supply  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  Form N'o. 13 <Set_tion 40)  T_AND ACT  NOTICE  oil intention to acquire  land under the ; Veterans Land  Act in Land  Re cording  District  i  of Vancouver anc 1 situate in Se-  .'!  chelt Inlet betwt jesri Secret .Bay  ���;  and Fuller  Lake    in lot number  2943 at Egmont,    R.C.  Take notice the it I, Juanita R.  I Peddie (Silvey), o ..jf jE|mbnt, B.C.,  occupation  marrk |di "woman,   in-  .- tends to apply foi ���; ihe following  LAND ACT  NOTICE of intention to apply to  lease land in Land Recorddrig  District of Vancouver and situate. Pender Harbour fronting lots  18-23 incl. and road allowance  between lots 22 and 23 ��� DX.  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-  described lands:  ,  Commencing at fsa post,planted Northeasterly to intersection of  on the North Wes. k corner of the imaginary line being extension!  Egmont Consume! & Co-op, thence  North approx. 21 \ Chains to F.  Silyey's South j :East corner;  thence West app kox. 31 Chains  to the West line ~\ -of lot 2943;  thence South apj nrox. 25 Chains;  thence East appr. px. 31 Chains to  the point of com   mencement; and  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 pr  less, and containing five acres,  more or less, for the purpose of  containing 78 acr ��3, more or less, mooring floats, necessary walks  For the purpose Mi mixed farm- Xand approaches and buildings  ing. supported on posts.  Juanita Rose    Kiddie (Silvey). Royal Douglas Murdoch,  Dated Februar y .-25, 1950. Dated Feb. 25, 195Q. (THE FOLLOWING address was delivered  by D. Leo Dolan,  < Director/   Canadian   Government   Traivel   Bureau,   De  partment of Resources and Development, at: Kenora, Ontario.  The audience was the Northern Ontario Outfitters' Association, and Mr Dolan's theme was a detailed rebuttal of charges  that United States tourists were responsible for large-scale  wastage of Canada's fish and game resources.)  DEFENDS* TOURISTS  ;   "There  are some very sincere    to   think  thtose   of  us   who   are  ; people in this province who seem    promoting . . the  tourist    industry  i  "ONE-COAT MAGIC" for walls,  furniture and woodwork...  ol.  CILUX  CILUX is the> &asiest-to-use en<*  amel you cant buy! It shows no  brush marks . ��� .gives a spar*  kling tile-like surface that's easy  to keep clean*  THE   EASIEST-TO-USE   ENAMEL  BRUSHES    -    OIL    -    TURPS  VARNISH   -   SHELLAC  THINNERS  only with the destruction of our  fish and game," Mr Dolan said.  "With that view I want to here  and now take violent exception.  I know of no tourist official or  tourist operator who is not genuinely concerned with the conservation of our wildlife. To  have any other policy would be  to engage in a form of economic  idiocy."  Canadian anglers and hunters  are responsible, more than anyone else, for the. despoliation of  Canadian wildlife, Mr Dolan went  on.  "It is not the tourist angler or  hunter who is depleting our forests of game and our rivers of  fish," he declared. "The indictment is one that must be placed  upon our own people, and the  figures of our game departments  will prove the truth of that assertion."  The federal tourist director  then- gave figures in support of  his claim, citing the most recent  available annual statistics from  the game departments of the provincial governments.  DEPREDATIONS HERE  In British Columbia in 1948  there were 51,374 angling licenses issued to residents of that  province and in that year 13,-  793 licenses issued to non-residents. To resident big game hunters in British Columbia there  had been issued 66,564 licenses  and to non-residents only 3,600  licenses.  "But let me tell you the rest  THE COAST NEWS,   Monday,   April 3,   1950  of this story, and it makes rather sordid reading," said Mr  Dolan. "In British Columbia in  1948 there were 1,114 prosecutions of residents for violation of  the game act there and only three  non-residents convicted. The  story of game act violations is  much the same in the other provinces for which I have the official figures. These figures give  the lie to those who say, and say  so often, that the visiting sportsman is the one who is slaughtering our game and violating the  regulations. Does anyone honestly believe that 3,600 visiting  sportsmen will kill more game  in any one season than 66,000  Canadians?"  In Alberta, he went on, there  were 55,529 resident hunting licenses issued and only 12,982 to  non-residents, and in that province the convictions were 196  residents and not one non-resident. Saskatchewan issued 44,-  171 - resident hunting licenses  against 623 non-resident, and the  convictions there were 264 residents and 11- non-residents. In  1946 not one non-resident was  charged with a game violation  and in 1947 a solitary conviction  of a non-resident was registered.  In fishing there were 15,690 resident licenses issued and 4,367  non-resident.  HEAVY KILLING  "I  computed the total kill  of  PaintS  .duw  Colored Oil Wood  Fillers  Stains     Paint Remover  Copper Napthanate  Varnish Stains  Gibsons Building Supplies  GIBSONS 53  SCOW  FREIGHT SERVICE  EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY  Logging Trucks and Trailers  Excavating Shovels Moving Vans  All Building Materials  R. M. INGLIS ��� GIBSONS AGENT  Phone Gibsons 50  CHAMPION & WHITE LTD.  1075 MAIN STREET  PA. 6539 Vancouver PA. 9171-2  M  layfce you can't save. You get a few dollars  in the old bank account, and .". .whoosh! It's  gone! So give this formula a try. It works for  some people ... it can work for you.  Whether or not you have a chequing account,  open a. Savings Account that will mean exactly  what its name implies. Make it an account that  will be used to save the money you want, to  buy the things you want, when you want them  ... and deposit a small amount regularly. You'll  find you won't dip into it so easily if it's solely  for savings.  Open that special savings account "where the  sign of good friendship hangs, at TheBanE bf  Nova Scotia. There's-a branch near you, and  you'll like the personal service accorded every  customer.  ��� A SIGN OF GOOD FRIENDSHIP  T. G. DUNN, Manager.  all game, moose, caribou, deer,  mallards, Canada geese, prairie  chicken, teals and so on in Saskatchewan in 1948, from the official figures of that province,"  said Mr Dolan. "Here is the story.  Residents killed 105,788 animals  and birds and non-residents had  a total of 1,451. Need I give you  more startling figures to prove  that it is not the visiting sportsman who is the villain jn this  piece? For instance resident hunters in Saskatchewan in 1948 killed 81,482 mallards and non-residents brought down 743; the residents killed 3,797 Canada geese,  non-residents 51; residents killed 4,291 deer and non-residents  four; residents killed 7,646 prairie  chicken and non-residents 88.  And so on down the line."  In  Manitoba   the  non-resident  angling licenses totalled 8,001 as  against only 74 for residents. In  that province there were issued  27,574   resident  licenses   for  big  game and 14,301 for game birds,  while the non-residents were issued 487 big game and 811 bird  licenses. The conviction story in  that province shows  eight  nonresidents in 1948 and not one in  1949, Mr Dolan said. The official  records  shows,  too,   that  in the  1948-49   season  the  kill  was   as  follows: by residents ��� deer 11,-  508,  caribou  46,   elk  488,  moose  72. For the non-residents the kill  of  game  was:   deer  225,   moose  eight and none for elk and caribou, because of the closed season  on  these  animals.  In  waterfowl  the resident licenses totalled 99,-  309. Manitoba officials point out  there is no record    of    anglers'  catch in that province and only  about 50 per cent of the hunters  return their licenses, so the figures are estimated on that basis.  RIDICULOUS ARGUMENT  The Ontario record, said Mr  Dolan, was not available for the  moment as to convictions. There  is no resident fishing license required in Ontario, but there were  243,000 non-resident angling licenses issued in 1949 and visiting sportsmen paid into the provincial treasury $1,450,000 for the  privilege of fishing lakes and  rivers in Ontario this past season. There were 283,000 resident  hunting licenses issued in Ontario in 1949 and their purchasers  paid $430,000 in fees. The non-  'resident--hunters totalled 17,200  and they paid $363,000 in fees.  "Surely   no   one   in   his   right  mind will tell me that 17,200 visiting   sportsmen   will   kill   more  game in Ontario than 283,000 resident   Ontario   people,"   said   Mr  Dolan. "Yet there are some writers who would have you believe  the  visitor  is  taking. too   much  game out of Ontario and that he  is, in effect, the only game hog in  existence.  It  is  a ridiculous  argument."  The same story runs through  Quebec, Mr Dolan said. Resident  fishing licenses in that province  in 1948 totalled 71,752 and nonresident licenses 20,329. Hunting  licenses sold to-residents totalled  94,977 and to non-residents 2,-  219. In New Brunswick the resident licenses for angling were  1,872 and the non-resident 43,-  927. The hunting licenses sold to  residents were 4,682 and to the  non-resident 3,232. Yet the New  Brunswick big game killed by  residents numbered 16,310, and  2,842 were killed by visiting  sportsmen. Only two * non-residents were convicted of fishing  regulations and no residents,  while 139 residents were convicted of game act violations and only seven non-residents. In Nova  Scotia the residents purchased  42,617 game licenses as against  the 1,265 purchased by non-residents.  FIGURES  SPEAK  "Here then is the final tally of  fish and game act violations  across Canada in the year 1948,  for the provinces which I have  cited," Mr Dolan said. "There  were 1,713 violations by resident  sportsmen and only 31 by nonresidents. The figures speak for  . themselves."  The speaker told members of  the Northern Ontario Outfitters'  Association that their responsibilities, while fundamentally the  same as those for other good citizens in regard to conservation,  were of peculiar importance to  their own vocational group.  "Every guide and outfitter, in  practising wise conservation measures, is preserving, his " own  equity in the woods.and streams  which give him his living," Mr  Dolan said. ..  (Following his return to Ottawa, Mr Dolan received these  figures of fishing and hunting vi-  (Continued on^Page 8) THE COAST NEWS,   Monday,   April 3,   1950  MORE  ABOUT  Home Folks  (Continued irom Page 7)  olations iri the Province of Ontario for the calendar years 1946-  49: 295 convictions of resident  fishermen in 1946, 287 in 1947,  409 in 1948 and 604 in 1949; 310  convictions or non-resident fishermen in 1946, 282 in 1947, 364  in 1948 and 309 in 1949. Convictions of residents hunters in 1946  were: In 1947 1,109, in 1948 1,275  and in 1949 1,452; convictions of  non-resident hunters were 37 in  1946, 112 in 1947, 75 in 1948 and  83 in 1949.)  ROBERTS CREEK  UNDER THE DOGWOOD  By Jack for Short  "JERVIS   OUTLET"  WELL, HERE I am penning what  is in actuality my swan song.  I am now domiciled In the city  and likely to be for some time;  hence "Under the Dogwood" will  not appear again. If I make an  occasional contribution to this  thriving newspaper, it will, be  from the outside world! I am  hoping to be able to "get in" for  week-ends to play with the new  orchestra,   but  apart from these  "flying visits" I will not be about  the "Creek" for sometime.  I feel very strange as yet, back  in a city, dashing about amongst  traffic, seeing the lights again,  not  cutting wood or sawing up  logs, not going to the pump to  fill the water buckets.  There is so much here that is  new and strange, yet my greatest  most persistent feeling is one of  loss. I miss the tall trees, the  rough roads, the peace and quiet  and above all, the friendly intimacies of rural life.  I don't think I'll be happy���  but I'm looking forward to a return to happiness at a future  date. Meantime, 'men must work'  so Au Revoir from "Jack for  Short".  If You Have Added Improvements To Your Home  HAVE YOU  ENOUGH  INSURANCE?  See  N. RICHARD McKIBBIN  Fire and General Insurance  Phone Gibsons 42  SUPPORT   YOUR   VOLUNTEER   FIRE   BRIGADE  GIBSONS  '  Womens Institute  Needs Members  THE 24TH birthday of the Women's Institute in Gibsons, was  held in School hall, and a very  fine evening's entertainment was  provided for all who were fortunate enough to be there. Hard  Times, was the theme, and some  very original costumes were in  evidence. The teacJhers were in  evidence at this par/ty, and their  costumes were out pf this world.  Mrs J. Kendall was the lucky  , winner of the blanket that was  raffled. A birthday icake centred  with 24 candles ceintred a very'  fine table, and i refreshments  served winding up. an evening  voted by all as one of their best.  Mrs J. Metcalfe invited prospective members to join, and told  the audience that the building  fund is rapidly nearing the $1000  mark when they hope soon to be  able to start their own club  rooms. Many years ago they presented their building, the Community hall, to Gibsons School  Board, they hope very soon to  be in a building of their own. The  ladies have worked very hard and  welcome any and everyone who  would like to join their organization.  In 1949 Canadian manufactur  ers shipped out of the country  290,634 cars, trucks and othe.  commercial vehicles, a greate:  export volume than in any prev  ious year.  r"  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  The  Old-Established  General     Store  SUPPLYING FAMILIES,  fishermen #nd  camps!   ���  Latest   in   Novelties  and  Toys,     x  Fish Buyers  HOME GAS STATION  Mechanical Refrigeration  Fresh Deliveries on Hand  Always.  Steer for  Hassans' Landing  Midway South Shore  Hospital Insurance  pays the bill!  The Lundbergs of Burnaby, B.C. are among  the many families to benefit from Hospital  Insurance. Besides baby Linda's arrival, which  would have been an expected expense," Mrs.  Lundberg had several other stays in hospital.  The total bill for $654.20���enough to cripple a  family   budget���was   taken   care   of   by   the  Hospital Insurance Service. This is anotner  typical illustration of how Hospital Insurance  helps to ease the financial burden of the "rainy  days" all of us experience.  In its first full year of operation the Hospital  Insurance Service brought financial help to  over 170,000 persons.  ALWAYS NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL OFFICE OF BIRTHS, DEATHS,  AND MARRIAGES OR CHANGE OF ADDRESS, AS SOON AS THEY  OCCUR. AN UP-TO-DATE RECORD IS ESSENTIAL TO MAINTAIN  PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY.  HI-4-50

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