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 r  �����pj���*JiiM>���M)  Serving a Progressive and Growing  Area on B. C.'s Southern Coast.  Cover? Sechelt, Gibsons, Port Mellon, Woodfibre, Squamish, TrviT����._  Landing, Half Moon Bay, Hardy  Island, Pender Harbour, Wilson  Creek, Roberts Creek, Graft thams  Landing, Egmont, Hopkins Landing.  Brackendale, Cheekeye, Selma Park,  etc.  MM^MWH^^^HBa4]^^pl-----__MM01P_t_����*-_--M-__M-_____M^^0��^i^Hall  TORIA, B7?  - FWB&ISSEBD -BY THE COAST NEWS, IIBHTEXJ  Business Office: C.ibsons, B.C. National Advertising Office, Powell River, B.C-    ..J.  Vol. 4��� No. ?3Sv4;  ���4-4_,P<_}  Gibsons, B. C.  Monday, March 6, 1950  5c per copy, $2.00 per year, by mail  BILL SUTHERLAND  1/    Editor, The Coast News .  irND  THE  golden  sun  sinks  in  \vhe west. *  feeling of pleasure can seep  ro    a    person's    bones    when-  Pitching the blazing ball slowly  ||rging   with   the   blue   of   the  Ipuntains or the deep green of  Pacific. Too long we have had  watch   a   pale   blob   dipping  rer and lower until lost in the  se of slanting rain or driving  iw.  rhile standing on the wharf at  Ijberts Creek listening to a not  If learned discussion  on wharf  Riding between officials of the  |eral government and irate resists, I could see the first fish-  fien of the sea out trying their  |ts and tackle.  Rentonrwas giving.a few  jing looks at the water as he  Jj. his way home the other day.  is a vet of the last war and  tetter than average mechanic.  ifLJooked as if he would like to  a line and get out to where  Llsalmon lure.  my of you    know    Rueben  sheih ��� he is quite a char-  . But did any of you  ever  [| the   big   good ,, natured   lug  he   wasn't   smiling?     I've  |f|f Rueben under some peculiar  istances, he has a somewhat  Juliar job, and I've never seen  i. when  he. wasn't   ready   to  ��5k wise at the drop of a hat.  t^Rueben Strosheins of a com-.  faity   are   the   ones   that   are  ||ed  most   when  they    move  w. It's amazing what a ready  I'; can do.  I|at next to Doc Dune McColl  pother day while we munched  &��� at some celery and meat  fetu^ilejli^j^m^  on ^several things, but his  |e of humor is probably the  est  cut J of  all.    Droll    and  ^what caustic,  he seemed to  ^ bang out of life.  g Jackson    came    bouncing  bf his garage the other day,  pemed to have a chip on his  lidier for some! reason or an-  :i\ But then as someone once  |^ Reg doesn't need a chip, he  !do battle without them.  and Mrs Wally Berry were  pg a lot of fun  over some  of joke in.Sechelt the other  .'Deek   Deacon   was   taking  ^tiling in at a meeting of the  d  of Trade,  quite  probably.  as feeling like taking an in-'  ��t  in the  doings   as he had  jfinished paying his dues for  ^ear.  at reminds me  of the joke  lit the woman who, while at-  ihg the Poet's Club was the  person in the building wb.ov  to cry when a particularly  ^jerking stanza  was  handed  ?by  one  of  the  clan.   When  ;d why she was the only wo-  that didn't find  something  jpry about, she replied. "Well,  " see, I'm not a paid-up mem-  Jfether Viney, slim,  cocky and  Prming with his grinning per-  pality,   seemed  to   find    some  Sj; of pleasure in belonging to  "Board of Trade. There's just  Hhance that a priest could be  fgood influence in that gather-  ; He wouldn't agree with me  .n I suggested that the youn-  brand  of priest  was  better  [Sn their elders. That might be  Jjjtlomacy.  Mil. in all I can't think of any-  |i who would be more unqual-  :d to judge than I.  This is one for the book.  Just after certain letters to the.  f tor appeared regarding a road  the  Skookum Chuck  and an  Utorial on the same subject in  Coast News,  more than 400  ^���es  of land  was  sold  in  that  , sa. It seems that someone was  ffitainly not going to be caught  ���Ipping   if  anything   should   be  |fne   about  the   road   going  in.  rst   come,   first  served   is   the  of the land. I hope some of  iffe   investors   along   that   great  Ifenic route get more than their  Dney back. Only by taking a  fiance can gains be made.  J_t think  it  is  Margaret   Allen  $Wi  West  Sechelt  who  uses  a  Will Assist in  Fight For Water  SECHELT ��� Among those charged with helping Lawyar Thomas Campbell compile a brief  against water tariff increases  are, Ken Whitaker, J. Sowerby,  Walter Wadell and Jack Mayne.  Jackson Scores  Sighted Water Policy  SECHELT���Al Jackson was his usual  blunt self when he addressed fellow. Board of Trade members at a meeting in  the Sechelt Inn.  Speaking on the discussion of  increased water rates, the Wilson Creek logger pointed out that  this question of water rates would  never have cropped up if "we  had had the gumption to follow  our own beliefs several years ago.  Mr Jackson recalled that quite  probably a proper body could  have been formed, raising the  money needed to buy out the  Union Estates interest at two percent.  He scored the lack of foresight  and present objections voiced by  some householders for their present predicament, and warned  against a policy of merely repairing and "making do".  "This area is growing more  populated every day. We must  plan ahead to care for this great  growth," he urged.  Help Needed In  Water Rate Meet  SECHELT ��� Board of Trade and  Selma Park Community Association would like it known that a  good turnout at. the Public Utilities Commission slated for 2:30  p.m. in Legion Hall, Tuesday,  would quite probably react in  the favour of residents. It is  thought that this hint should be  sufficient to warrant a bumper  turnout.  Pearson Wins  SECHELT ��� Ernie Pearson, Union Agent here, won the attendance prize at the monthly Board  of Trade meeting.  Amalgamation Query  GIBSQNS-^-Meeting of the Village Commission dealt with  * correspondence from R. C. MacDonald, Minister of Municipalities on the contentious subject of amalgation of 686,  and" 685. In his letter Mr MacDonald said, "the department  feels that should the residents of DL 686 and DL 685 wish tp  amalgamate with the village, they should be allowed to do so  upon   petition   to   the   Board   of : ���   Commissiohers, "of course subject to the Board's concurrence-���  Howev'er,oit is not felt that such  amalgamation should be dependent on the granting of special  powers to the village. (My deputy  has informed you that the question of extension of boundaries  and the granting of special powers are separate and cannot be  treated as one question. In this I  must concur. I might add that  general Municipal Government is  the, dominating factor rather  than the supplying of one service.  "While I can well understand  It Was a Nice  Gesture Doctor  SECHELT ��� Dr D. McColl with  commendable public spirit had  one time set up and awarded  prizes for a name to replace that  of Sechelt Peninsula Board of  Trade.  Monday evening the doctor  could not recall who or what  name had won ihe prize. It made  little difference. The Board, on a  your desire to not subject the three-way vote, upheld the pro-  village to the expense of extend- posal of Ernie Pearson and Mick-  ing the water system, it should ey Coe "That the name, Sechelt  be  possible  to  arrange   for   this    Peninsula   Board   -x   �����'���'��-    -~-  even to. the extent of having the  affected residents contribute to  the construction with any balance being made up out of water  rates normally. Of course capital  expenditures are the responsibility of the supplier..  "It seems to me that residents  of these two areas haying by petition signified their desire to be  included within the village "boundaries should be accorded their  (Continued  on  Page  8)  of Trade, remain as is." Board members  agreed, while the doctor still  scratched his head wondering  what his competition had been  all about.  Legion Shamrock  Tea at Sechelt  SECHELT ��� The LA to Canadian  Legion  Branch   140,  will  hold a Shamrock Tea in the Legion Hall, March 14.  Co-Op Store Sees New  Faces; Old Ones Leave  GIBSONS���Resignation  of  Robert  Burns as  secretary of the  Elphinstone Co-op marked a recent general meeting. Mr  Burns had two years of his term to go, but withdrew.  Fred Holland and Eric Inglis were returned unanimously  for another three year term. Mrs E. Nestman was elected to  the board of directors to finish out a one year term.   George Elander elected to fin-     ' ���       "  ish ..out his term while the resignation of George Marsden was  accepted with regret. Mr Marsden resigned owing to ill health.  nice expression when talking  about women .who are going to  help the stork. She calls it lady-  in-waiting.  The store reported a loss for  the year. It was pointed out, this  was expected owing to the past  bungling of a former manager.  The bonding company will return the missing  $1000.  Wiljo Wiren, driver for the  store has also resigned. He will  be  leaving  sometime  in   March.  urvey of  lowholnt  SECHELT���Residents  here  are  up   in  arms against what  has  been called "exorbitant" water tariffs proposed by Union  Estates in an application to Public Utilities Commission.  Led by Thomas Campbell of the law firm, Campbell,  Brazier, Fisher and MacMaster, householders will lay their  objections in front of the Commission slated to hold hearings,  March 7 at Sechelt.  Mr   Campbell,   in   a   preview      ���  look at the trouble with the Sechelt Board of Trade, pointed out  that complaints against the application would have to be more  than just "prejudice and wishful thinking." He warned the.  Union Estates would be prepared  to show just cause why it is applying for the increase. "It is up  to you people to show equal reason why these proposed costs are  exorbitant," he  said.  Mr Campbell's suggestions  were built around several points.  1. Consumers must have figures on the capital value of the  water instalation, also replacements if they should have come  out of capital investment.  '2. They must show the income  from revenue as against overall  expenditure.  3. He warned that complaints  would have to be specific cases  with dates and all pertinent data.  Mr Campbell revealed the utilities company was entitled to  five percent return on their investment ��� assured by the PUC.  The hearings may run into the  second day according to hints  from the Redroofs summer resident .^who.: -.-is.....also... chairman: of,  that feommuhityV^ water' cortimit-  tee. The well known lawyer is  also a member of the Sechelt  Board of Trade.  New Manager  Co-op Store  GIBSONS ��� Gordon King will  take over as manager of the  Elphinstone Co-op Store following resignation of Peter DeJong  who accepted a position in Vancouver.  Mr King is well known on the  peninsula, having been a resident at Halfmoon Bay for many  years. He is a veteran of the last  PORPOISE BAY ��� A crew of  surveyors left this area Wednesday, headed for Clowholm Falls.  This is the first move in the  series it is hoped will end with  a completely new power generating station at Clowholm.  Mr S. R. Weston, chairman of  the B.C. Power Commission,  when on a recent visit here announced that work would start  on preliminary surveys, as soon  as the snow had gone.  Indian Meeting  Of Importance  SECHELT ��� Indian Chief William Scow has announced that  the 20th annual convention of the  Native Brotherhood of -which he  is chief, will be held at Bella  Bella, April 14.  Chief Scow is endeavoring to  impress the importance of this  particular meeting on all Indians.  Urging each group and district  to send representatives, he disclosed discussions will be based  on what is available on revision  of the Indian Act. It is hoped  that a complete report on this all  important legislation will be  available.  Many matters of importance to  natives will be handled. In the  past many Indian delegates from  other provinces attended these  meetings.  war and now lives with his family in Gibsons.  Jackson to Discuss  Road Appropriations  SECHELT ��� Al Jackson, chairman" of this community's Board  of Trade committee on roads, has  a big job on his hands.  Mr Jackson will journey to  Victoria, charged with interviewing B. M. "Batt" Maclntyre in  order to ascertain what the road  appropriation may be this year.  Interviews will be sought with  E. C. Carson, minister of public  works, in an effort to have certain promises kept, also further  improvements made this year.  Delegates from Halfmoon Bay  at the recent Board of Trade  meet were adamant in their demands for improvements to certain sections of their highway,  particularly the part leading to  the wharf.  William Kolterman, brought  out that little work of any type  had been done last year in the  Halfmoon area. He contended  that equipment was too limited  for the distance to be covered.  This will also be brought up by  Mr Jackson during his visit.   "  The roads committee chairman  and local logger brought out that  he had previously discussed the  question of roads and appropriations. He believed that much of  the recent widening and grading  of the present highway between  Roberts Creek and Wakefield  was part of a plan which, he sug  gested, could quite probably end  with double flushing of that particular stretch.  Mr Jackson also pointed out  that Mr Carson, during a visit  last year, had promised completion of the Port Mellon road.  "There is quite a probability  that at least part of this work  will be done this year." It is believed the highway will be pushed throuh as far as Champion  and White's gravel pit. This would  leave only a snort part of comparatively easy grading to be  done in order to complete the  highway linking Port Mellon  with the remainder of the peninsula.  The one man delegation will  also point out what the board alleges is a "useless waste of money" in reconstructing and improving the Roberts Creek -wharf.  Following a hint that further  money would be spent on this  project, Mr Jackson will point  out to the government that this  money would be better spent on  improving  present highways.  S*W__B��*r  SDIA83S"  I  0 9  VIHGXDIi. ���Letters To Tha Editor  IT HAS been many years since I  attended school, but not too  many for me to have forgotten  the custodian of my school days.  In fact, to this day, I associate  the word "janitor" with a dour,  sour faced individual with a fault  finding voice, always raised in  complaint of the extra work the  student body caused him (I suppose the poor man was completely harrassed by our careless and  ornery habits).  At any rate, our children, here  at Gibsons, will have no such  memories of their school custodian. His popularity is well earned. Who else, for instance, could  remain good natured after all  his extra work during our recent  freezing weather? (He kept many  all night vigils up at the school  these past few weeks.) Some  might say that he is only performing his duties, but there is  no law saying he has to be good  natured about it.  The fact that he is, certainly  makes a much more pleasant  place for the students and the  teachers.  Both Mr and Mrs Davies have  always been most generous with  their time and their help, whenever our kids needed them. If  you haven't been aware of our  good fortune in having this couple living and working in our  midst, find out like I did ��� just  ask the kids.  Should you feel like giving  some guy a pat on the back, or  some gal an orchid for public  service and a truly civic spirit, I  don't think you could choose a  more deserving pair than Mr and  Mrs Doug Davies.  Yours sincerely,  Appreciative Mother.  HALF MOON BAY  By  MURIEL WELSH  BIRTHDAYS  among    the    very  young seem to be the order of  the day for February, no fewer  'than   four   little   girls   and   boys  celebrated   their  natal  day   this  month.  Little Judith Schaldemose had  her first birthday, and received  cards With greetings from Mummy, Daddy and sister Susan, and  both  Qrandparents..        ������ X y--���-.'-.���.  Lorraine Moffat became four  years old on February 20th, she  had a party and a birthday cake,,  ice cream and all the trimmings.  Buddy Jorgenson had a birthday too, and last but not least,  wee Bobby Pearson had his first  birthday on Thursday last. He  too had a party, his little guests  'being���Linda Anne Balance,  Bonnie Brackett, Carol McDon-  ough, Wayne and Ronald Brackett. Many happy Returns of the  day to you all.  Mr and Mrs Bob Taylor are  receiving congratulations on the  arrivals of a daughter at St  .Mary's Hospital, Pender Harbour  last week, weight 7 lbs., one oz.  Mr and Mrs Ed Pratt entertained the Bridge Club recently  ;They had a singsong and danced,  and a very delicious supper was  served at midnight.  ;'. Mrs Carl Peterson spent the  "week end at Sechelt, the guest  oi Mr and Mrs Bill. Hunter.  ���: News has been received from  Mr and Mrs A. Rutherford who  are visiting in Oakland, California, they are enjoying their stay  in the southern city, and Mr  "Rutherford is responding nicely  to the new treatments..  Was glad to see Mrs L. Lim-  pensell put and around again,  hope you continue to make good  progress Joy.  Mr C. E. Pratt, Sen, has been  visiting his son and daughter-in-  law, he returned to town and  took Warren, his grandson, with  ���him. Mrs Pratt and Graham are  in the city also for a short visit.  Mrs P. Meuse accompanied by  Mrs J. McDougal were recent  visitors to Vancouver, they attended a wedding.  Mr Earl Laughlin was the guest  of honor at the party given by  Mrs Laughlin on Friday evening,  the occasion being Mr Laughlins  birthday.  The evening was spent playing  cards,: and a delightful supper  was served later, Mr Laughlin  cutting his birthday cake > amid  the good wishes' of the many  guests. Among those present Were  .Mr and. Mrs Lloyd Brackett, Mr  and Mrs Ross Brackett, Mr and  Mrs Tchaiskowsky, Mr Neil  Laughlin,    Mr    C.    Philp    who  E<��dk Us Up  rw  JUST HOW stupid can we get?  There seems to be no limit to the utter senselessness of the human mind. There are ho ^boundaries to. our inanity. ., .  More than $200,000 will yet be spent on Roberts Creek wharf and dredging the immediate  bay west of it. Huge sums of money have already  been spent here in the last three years. Twelve  million dollars will be spent throughout B.C. and  the Yukon this year repairing and building federal facilities. If we can use Roberts Creek and  several other docks and wharves on the Sechelt  Peninsula as a criterion then the answer to the  first question undoubtedly is, there are no limits.  We are probably just as crazy as we-can be  without being locked up.  Instead of building wharves, the government  should build other types of institutions where we  could be forcibly restrained. We may turn out  to be harmful some of these days.  A new float will be built at Granthams. Vast  repairs will be undertaken at Davis Bay. Halfmoon Bay is in dire need of a job of work. We  honestly believe the government should be informed of a place just three hundred yards east  of the present Davis Bay wharf where another  wharf, complete with floats and breakwater  could quite easily be built. It might even be possible to build another wharf at Sechelt. It doesn't  seem to matter as to what good comes of these  stupid edifices to bungling and not too good engineering. All that is needed is for someone to  A Virile Group  SECHELT Board of Trade had one of its infrequent meetings. They came from far and  near to discuss and argue about the water question. Selma Park and Halfmoon Bay were well  and ably represented. But there was a fear at that  meeting.  Ken Whitaker, able and capable president,  gave a hint of that fear when he congratulated  the crowded members on their presence. "We  should have this sort of meeting all the time" he  said.  And there lies the truth and the doubt.  Sechelt Board of Trade can 'pull' a good  meeting when the chips are down, when the claws  are dipping into each individual pocket, digging  out, the dollars. Let none, of ..those present forget  that by virtue of* a virile board of trade, niany  apply for a grant for improvement or repair of a  wharf and the money will eventually come seeping through.  Would it be too much to suggest the government stop throwing hundreds of thousands of our  dollars down the sink?  Would it be too much to point put there are  other and better-means of travelling. Highways���-  paved and properly constructed could be used  for economical transport. Roberts Creek needs a  wharf like Dracula needs another head. ���  Why in the name of all the saints, pagan and  otherwise cannot a good road be built to serve  the growing community in, question. With fast  truck and bus service on good roads there would  be a chance for Roberts Creek and others like it,  to grow and flourish and not have to sit and wait  for some contractor to come along and build or  repair a new wharf every few months. Roberts  Creek has been cut off from a proper supply  route several times in the last three years. And  yet the powers that be are going to build another'  stupid wharf in order to have boats pull it apart  again.  Any natural beauty the place has because of  its fair water front will be forever spoiled by  acres of driftwood backed up against the wharf.  Who cares? Only a few people along the waterfront.  Just how stupid does this get? How long do  we tolerate it?  dollars   can  be   saved   the   civic  and   individual  pockets.  Sechelt has a good board of trade. It has a  reasonably hard working executive. But what  seems to escape many of the members is that  there are more sound financial goals ahead than  will keep the board going for many moons. Even  the best executive in the world cannot last without support.  Most members believe that support is. there  when it is "needed." Let them not be misled.  There is a need at every meeting for gobjd\tiirn  outs. '���"'"''''"  Kicks have been heard down through the  years that this board is,this and the other board  is that. Sechelt has. a golden/.opportunity to: keep  Don?t fumble the thing now., ,; .  the ball rolling.  flew up from Vancouver for the  occasion and Mr Denny Den-  roach.  The   few  nice   days   we   have  had brought all the gardeners  out in full force, the ground is  quite wet yet, but its nice to get  out doors and do a little bit of  tidying up after being cooped up  for so long.  Notice some of the trees around  here are in leaf, and bulbs are  pushing there1 way upwards, we  have some primroses in bloom  and some Polyanthus in a lovely  pinky mauve shade.  Mr J. Cooper spent a few days  in town with his family, his  daughter Pat is much improved  but still has to go slow.  Saw Mr G. Nairn up for the  weekend, and noticed that the  Tommy Campbells are having  some work done to their summer  home, won't be long before the  summer crowd crowd are back  with us, except quite a few, will  be up for Easter and we shall be  quite gay again.  Mr Art Dolman has returned  to Narrows Arm, he will be back  with us in the fall.  Word has been received from  England that little Susan Laird,  daughter of Mr and Mrs R.��Laird,  Who recently resided here, has  sustained a fractured ankle, she  is progressing favourably, and  the injured ankle is in a cast.  Richard has received his posting  and is now awaiting further orders.  The meeting of the Board of  Trade at Sechelt last night, Feb.  27, was well attended, the-fpllow-  ing represented Halfmoon Bay  and district, J. Cooper, T. Campbell, F. Lyons, A. Young and T.  Roseboom.  mmmmmmsr  By E. NESTMAN  WE HAVE had a little excite-  ment here lately, one of the  Sea-Bee planes came down out  by Salmon Rock, with theengine  on fire. Our boys went out with  the Constable to give them help,  but they were helped in as they  had the fire out by themselves.  The Speed boat "Mario" that, was  out thereJ brought them in..Two  passengers on the boat were  transferred to another plane, and  none of them any the worse Jtir  the experience. XXx  Monday night about. 10:30,; pur  Hqrry phoned  all he; ���could -that  there was a fire on-the' Resesfve'  my housefull happened to be  there having that last cup of coffee,   so   away   they   all   dashe  down to help. In no time flat a  the   boys   were   there.   It  seemsj  they had just wound up a meet*  ing of the Fire Brigade, and s<  they hopped right down to  th  fire. Some confusion existed, t_i<  boys all new on the job, and wit!  no water on the reserve to figh  a  fire,   they  were   not   famiUa!  with the hydrants in the village  Wally Graham was soon on-th.  job, and after a few false starts  they got some hundreds of fee  of hose attached to our hydirarn  in village, and went to work.   J  There was no shortage of wate  here, or hose, but the fire h^  evidently smoldered for seven  hours, and the inside of the hou^  was pretty well gutted when  was all over. It was the home (  Mr and Mrs Mel Usher, they ha  intended to come back to li\  here, and Mr Usher was cleariir  up, and had put on a fire to he:  warm and dry up the house, caui  of the fire is unknown. Incident  ally, there is no light in the ga,  age that houses our fire equi]  ment, how about that, little awl  ward poking around in the dar.  hunting for parts of the equi]  ment. Boys deserve a lot of cre<  it for the job they did. With  firehall here, some real equi]  ment, and some backing, wi  education for the boys along f:  fighting business, we will ne  have no worry for with the ve:  willing and unafraid attitu  they will certainly be in th  iworking .for your interest* $  ^behind tlie fire" brigade, aiiif tii:  out on March 18th to their Fi:  men's ball, give them some  nancial support as well as mo  . . . it's your fire brigade, a  your village.  The High School boys met ��  Woodfibre and Squamish bas  ball teams last week, at Squa:  ish, and lost two games by s  a  close margin,  it    was    hea  breaking. Lost  one by 3 poinj  and one by 1 point. Our boys  really good. March 11th the Sq1  mish  team   will  be  up  here  play the boys, turn out and s  port   them,   it's     a     Worthwhl  evening. .Some very nice unifo:  come out with the boys, and t  tell me the Sea-Bus lines don  ed $75 towards the cost of th  uniforms.  Mighty    nice   gest  say we. ,'  Mr and Mrs Sam Nutter ha;  taken   over   the   Banks    cottaj  "Whytecot", Mr and Mrs Georj  Smith   away   to   Vancouver  few days.  Mr Al  Hammond    nursing^  crushed  foot,   and  not  enjoy  his enforced idleness one bit.  Constable, and family are now|  the former residence of Mrs Cll  Noticed Peggy . Munroe    off  Vancouver on Ferry Sunday, s  is going to be a week-end co  muter for a .while, sp I heard.  CITY OF COMMUTERS  London (England) Transport  estirfiates that each Londoner  takes on an average ahput 480  rides a year covering soine 1,310  miles. The system carries 4,700,-  000,000 passengers a year which  means some 13,000,000 journeys  a day. This represents an increase in travel of 50 per cent  compared with pre-war days.  PENDER HARBOUR  By "SARAL"  PLANS are well under way for  the - concert, supper and dance  sponsored by the LA to the Canadian Legion, branch 112. March  31 is the date when the local talent��� and there is lots ��� will  shine. Dont forget the date.  Mrs J. Connell's daughter An-  dria has gone home to "Daddy"  in Clinton after spending the past  few weeks here. '   ���'  Bob Shairp was up for a few  days visiting the folks at Canoe  Pass.  Passengers on Sunday's 'Wing'  included Miss Alice Dubois,  sis  ter Ramona; Mrs C. Hassan, Mrs  L. Sparling and Captain Jermaine.  Work has started on the new  home of Dan Cameron's. The  Dan Camerons will soon be neighbours there also 'as they have  purchased the Jensen home.  - Sorry I wasn't at the Badminton Dance on the, 17th but I hear  that everyone had their usual  good time.  I hear Bill Scoular had a painful encounter with a blow torch,  but we aire glad to hear it is not  too serious. Be careful Bill, they  CAN bite.  The teacher sent a note; to Wi  lie's mother to say that he wf  positively dirty. His mother r<  plied as follows:   ���:.'���.;  "Dere teacher, I know as Wil  lie's no rose, but I sent-him to h  teached, not sriielletf:^X X  Switzerland can mobilize half  a million trained, equipped soldiers.  SJfe (Exmsi |feta�� pit  Member  Canadian  Weekly   Newspapers Association. (B.C. Division)  Authorized   as   Second   Class   Mai\,  Post   Office   Department,   Ottawa  W. A. SUTHERLAND   X'\Xy  Editor and  Managing  Director-.-''(  Published every   Monday .by XX�����.  The Coast News Limited   . ,,_ ���,  Rates of SubscriptionX :^fX  12 mos. $2; 6 mos! $1; 3 mos. 150c X  United States and   Foreign,       * v  $2.50 per year.  Telephones:  Editorial    Department,    Gibsons   45  .Commercial    Printing/    Gibsons': ;45X. y  THE COAST NEWS, Mondoy# March 6,  1950  W. B.  Her  Dean Miller  H. A. Sandison  &T A RECENT MEETING of the Board of Directors of "Class A" Weeklies of Canada, of which  }.-.     The News is one of the nine B.C. members, Mr L. H. Logan, Chairman, announced the ap-  ointment of H. A. Sandison as National Advertising Manager with offices at 302 Bay Street,  Toronto. Mr Sandison had previously served in the Quebec and Eastern Canada territory. Dean  Keiller, a member of L. C. Way and Associates, Vancouver,  is the "Class A" Weeklies' West-  rh representative. W. B.  Her, until recently with   Gruneau   Research,   Limited,   has   been   ap-  ointed Research Director.  IAMBIER HARBOUR  By  Glenwood  IDGING by the arrival of their  j trunks recently, I would sug-  pst that soon we will have in  .ar midst, Mr and Mrs Walter  James.  I; Work has started on the New  ighton wharf with William  eenlees of Vancouver doing  j contracting. Mr and Mrs Ted  groponte  will  board   some  of  e men. Mr Negroponte is a vet  a very fine cook.  P*  }J.  Grennan had  a  breakdown  fith his boat the other day. But  "see that it is back in circula-  on again.  A letter of thanks has been revived by the Army and Navy  ffnit from chairman of the Mari-  Hassans9  Si  ��  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  ;;  The  Old-Establ ished  General     Store  SUPPLYING  FAMILIES,  FISHERMEN AND  CAMPS  Latest  in   Novelties   and  Toys.  Fish Buyers  HOME GAS STATION  Mechanical Refrigeration  Fresh Deliveries on Hand  Always.  Steer for  1( Hassans' Landing  Midway South Shore  rc$S8Ss  ���swaiwasii  !%?&$S$-g^?:  m&-  h  __k_  C8  BILL GWINN  The big, bubbling emcee of WHAT'S THE  NAME OF THAT SONG who frolics thrw  .mystery tunes and songs ���with his contestants. Listen every Thursday evening  at 8:30 on ...  ��*^%^^  REMOTE CONTROL  FREIGHT YARD  rr ���    ..-    r- ,,-^T"',    >^fe/V^.  Ay - >> ���" r-^yy^z^,yf^,yyy>^   ,  *'��� "   V    "���f-.   fr.'    'A   *\-      f ..."..,     'r "-r-      _*   ' _'     .  GOING PLACES WITH MUTUAL  - ���Central Press Canadian  Canada's most modern freight  yard, pictured above, the Canadian  Pacific's $9,500,000 Thump" retarder  yard in Montreal, will be completed  in 1950. The yard, with 76 miles ol  track and the only one of its type  in the country, will be one of  the first on the continent to make  use of a new system of "push-button" switching, by which it will be  possible to set all the switches  necessary to move a car into a certain track merely by pushing one  button in a control tower. Electrically operated retarders will control  the speed of cars being "humped"  in the classification section of the  yard.  Coming Events  SECHELT  Canadian Legion meeting tonight at 8 p.m.  Ladies' Auxiliary to the Canadian Legion will hold its  meeting Legion Hall, Tuesday at 2:30  p.m.  PENDER HARBOUR  Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Pender  Harbour P-TA will meet at Madiera Park School.  Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Garden Bay Lodge there will be a  meeting of the Women's Hospital  Auxiliary.  WILSON CREEK  Well Baby Clinic meets in St  John's Church Hall 2:30 to 4  p.m. third Wednesday of each  month.  GIBSONS  The United Church Women's  Auxiliary will hold a St Patrick's  Tea, 2'to 5 p.m. March 22 in the  Church Hall, Gibsons.  time Commission in relation to  the detailed brief forwarded in  support of the subsidy for West  Howe Sound boat service.  I hear that Jack Smart of New  Brighton may soon start construction of a new home.  George Graham is donating a  marker for the rock at the entrance to Gambier Harbour. It  will be erected; by the veterans'  unit here.  It is believed four more phones  are going in on. Gambier Island.  They will go to Mrs Hjorthy Sr,  Mr and Mrs Allen Bourne and if  the new spur goes in along the  Austin Road then phones will go  to Dave Adamson and Harold  Woods. It is expected these will  be in operation by the time these  words appear in print.  so_  SECHELT  By "ARIES"  WE WERE very sorry to hear  we shall not have the use of  the Indian Hall as much as formerly. According to Father Viney,  this hall is so much in demand  the residential school finds it  difficult to get a night to themselves. The school principal has  been most generous to local associations and we feel we now  should get working on a community hall of some kind, large  enough to hold concerts and  plays and anything else that  might come along.  We couldn't help casting our  mind back to the early days and  the community spirit that existed then. The little log hall where  we had such wonderful times  was no sooner thought about  than it was an accomplished fact.  Mr W. B. Billingsley organized a  party; logs were brought down  from the woods, and all the men  lent a hand with the work. The  women brought on the refreshments and grand they were too,  quite a competitionJ to see who  ^hiade the. best strawberry shortcake we remember. But times  have changed now. We gather together with the Board of Trade  and other bodies. This of course  must start with a dinner party  and much lengthy discussion. We  have noticed in passing the ponderous attitude during these  lengthy debates. Some day we  may see something done. But  what.  Was talking to a woman recently and she told me her husband attended so many meetings  she forgot what he looked like.  We can't see any difference in  the district for all that. One of  these days three good women and  a bulldozer will get going and  then watch things hum.  They tell us that the Vancouver bus terminal is the place to  meet people one has not seen  for years. Was in town with IV^iss  Elsie Turner recently and did  just that. The first person we  saw was Mr Ron Jones with his  wife and two little boys. Ron;  you will remember, was with the  Forestry here and lived for some  time at Roberts Creek. He is still  with the forestry and near New  Westminster. They were so pleas  ed to see us and the children  have grown beyond all belief  they said to say "hello" to everyone they knew, as if we could  possibly do that but here is a  good try.  The next one was ;Mr Marchant, father of Miss Beatrice Marchant who taught school here  and was also the means of Pro  Rec starting here. She went over  the Peninsula quite a bit on her  own time on the same mission.  Sorry to hear she has been ill in  hospital and had a severe operation. The Doctor says no more  physical education. That will be  bad news for Beatrice as she was  so keen on it. We hope to see her  at Easter if all goes well and she  hopes to be back on the job by  then.  Mrs Bob Cooke and daughter  Susan are in Vancouver for a  few days' vacation and Darolyn  will stay with Mrs Frank French  in the interim.  There seems to be much misunderstanding in regard to the  P-TA. Some think that this body  in some way has a bearing on  the school by-law. In fact we  wouldn't be surprised to hear  that the P-TA fathered the idea.  Now this is of course all non-  sence. The purpose of P-TA is to  know the child through study  and PARENT education, to cooperate with the school and  other educational agencies in his  training and to control and build  his environment through worthy  home life and community life  with the development of public  opinion and civic activity. Any  adult in essential agreement with  the belief that the welfare of society depends on the training of  children and youth can find in  the P-TA the medium for bringing about reforms necessary for  the benefit of the home, community, province and nation.  Now we have always enjoyed P-  TA and they have done a lot of  good for the school we especially  enjoyed the Founder's Day ceremony at the last meeting as it  was the first time the high school  students had taken an active part  in this. The girls were letter perfect and each of them lit a candle  for the founders. Six of them  were lit here - for Alice Birney,  Phoebe Hirst, Mrs A. Courtice,  Dr  G.   W.  Kirby,  Mrs  J.  Muir-  head, Mrs Pearl Osborne, and  Mrs Alice French. The girls were  Mary Parker, Marilyn Lyonns,  Eleanor Gowland, Eleanor Powell, Tresa Jeffries and Diane McColl, and Mrs Frank French who  was instrumental in organizing  the first P-TA, read the minutes  of the first meeting. Special mention was also made with regard  to Mrs W. Aylward the first secretary and a very good worker  in the P-TA cause while her  husband, Constable Aylward was  stationed here. Mrs L. S. Jackson  conducted the meeting held in  the school.  Congratulations Mr and Mrs  William Elliott on your 44th wedding anniversary. May you live  long to celebrate many more.  Mr Walter McKissock has gone  to Vancouver to visit little daughter Naureen.  Very glad to see Margaret Allen writing for this paper. Case  of you'll tak' the high road and  I'll tak' the low eh? Anyway it  will be nice to get that touch of  Scottish humor. We missed it  since she moved so far away from  us.  Saw Mr John Ellis in town recently. He was school principal  here and not feeling any too  chipper now, but asked after  everyone. We did our best.  We noticed T. R. Campbell,  well known Vancouver lawyer,  here for a short visit. Rumor has  it that he will be representing  John Public at the forthcoming  Public Utilities hearing here  shortly when we go to bat about  the proposed increase in water  rates.  We notice Mrs H. Parr Sawyer  back after a short vacation.  Small USA businesses may be  "fed"   government  sub-contracts.  Weak, Tired, Nervous,  Pepless Men, Women  , Get New Vim, Vigor, Vitality  Bay goodbye to these weak, always tired feelings,  depression and nervousness due to weak, thin  blood. Qet up feeling Iresh. be peppy all day. have  plenty ot vitality lett over by evening. Take Ostrex.  Contains iron, vitamin Bi. calcium, phosphorus  for blood building, body strengthening, stimulation.'  Invigorates system; Improves appetite, digestive  powers. Costs little. New "get acquainted1' slss  only 60c. Try Ostrex Tonic Tablets for new, normal Pf p. vim. vlgoF. this very day. At all druggists.  1  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 Laundiy  PHONE 100  We Have a Complete Stock of  SPRAY PAINTING REQUIREMENTS  NOW IS THE TIME TO GET READY  FOR SUMMER  Wallpaper  Samples Galore  Sun Time is Fishing Time  SPRING CLEAN NOW  GIBSONS 4  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, March  6,  1950  ROYALTY AWAITS  PEOPLE'S  PLEASURE  K  ' M'   If  ���*&?$&$* \  ^',  ^.'s   ������  %  *^'  ���*>Ap    -    "        ^  i?  '"<**.&**  ���sis  ���*s^*�� * #***��  $'-  ^��-X >%$%. *&  ��� ������.'**���    M&,&��  ������v' <  '- r,*# >wm$L  ���Central Press Canadian  The royal family of Belgium is vacationing on the French Riviera,  awaiting the vote in Belgium which may return King Leopold to his  throne. Shown walking on the grounds of their Riviera chateau are  (left to right) Countess De Rethy, King Leopold III and Princess  Josephine.  ROBERTS  CREEK  UNDER THE DOGWOOD  By Jack for Short  ���__���_���___���___������-___������_���_____���__-���--���-______-���---���_-������  DUBIOUSLY, I take up the pen  again in order to start what is  hoped will be an uninterrupted  span of columns. I say this in  order to let you know that the  lack of Under the Dogwoods was  not fhy fault.  I was remiss in not remembering the meeting of the new hall  board. But I understand that the  necessary membership, was enrolled to conform with the new  charter. I see that work of fitting the new furnace room at the  hall is under way.  The newly formed bridge club  is doing well. It seems to fill a  Wm. McFadden  Optometrist  GIBSONS  Office Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evenings  by  Appointment  Every  day  except Thursday  Why  go to Vancouver for  Optical Service?  fishing  MATURED  AND  BOTTLED  IN  ENGLAND  ROYAL NAVY  This advertisement is not published  or displayed by the Liquor Control  Board or by the Government of  British Columbia.  long felt want. The host and hostess, Mr and Mrs Cummings,  with their spacious lounge will  make a very practical combination to handle the monthly meetings.  Had my family of two home  with violent reaction to smallpox .vaccination. It certainly  would have gone hard with them  if they had caught the real thing.  One good thing about it was that  I had the opportunity of meeting  a very efficient VON nurse.  Mr and Mrs Hurbison are back  from a lengthy trip to California  and other points south, the lucky  people.  Mr and Mrs Giffison have left  for Vancouver where he has a  job now. Good luck.  The Rusk family is going to  move into the Boutelier house  and someone will move into the  Rusk house and someone else will  move into the house of someone  else. Your mov*e next.  A new coffee bar is in the  offing, also a riew school by-law  ���and this is important. Don't  let anyone press you into an adverse vote.  If you don't.think this by-law  is necessary take a Jook at the  East Roberts and Elphinstone  schools. Only please refrain from  leaning too heavily against the  wall of the latter.  The wharf is now being used.  This is official.  The first meeting of the band  of hope is being anxiously awaited .by its president, Mr Donald  Walker.  One or two members will, this  season, resign and watch their  onetime friends from the swell  of the. ocean. A newly acquired  boat, being the cause.  There is another dance coming  off. I'm not sure if it is on the  11th or 18th. Sponsored by the  WA of the Legion it will have  the new orchestra in attendance.  . I very iriuch regret that the  Valentine Dance, P-TA, failed to  get its report in print. It was a  great affair and reflected much  credit on convenor Mrs A. Newton.  April 1 is being mooted as the  date for a concert coming soon.  Pupils of Miss M. Maclntyre and  Miss Anne Jervis will be there  also. Students from n e a r by  schools will also, it is expected,  add' to the meeting.  I must sign off now, hoping  this finds the light of day.  %0��JL ILULt__����_L &S&  enerator  Voice of the Manitou  BRITISH Columbia Power Commission has called for tenders  for the supply and installation of two 2,000 horsepower  generators and turbines and valves for the million dollar hydroelectric development at Clowhom Falls which will serve the Sechelt Peninsula area.        FIRST OF FOUR UNITS  These tenders close on April  11 for the generators and March  31 for the turbines.  The site of the generating station is at the head of Salmon  Arm, approximately 20 miles east  of Sechelt.  The generating plant will comprise No 1 and 2 units of an ultimate 4-unit station. It is anticipated that the future 2 units will  be of like size to those now required, making a total of approximately 8,000 horsepower in the  final phase of construction.  Each generator is to be directly connected to and driven by a  2,000/ horsepower hydraulic turbine of 160 feet net rated head.  The generating station will be  designed for partial automatic operation, giving automatic shutdown of units but manual starting and synchronizing.'  The hydro-electric station is  an isolated plant supplying a  .66 kw transmission system, initially 25 miles long, for which the  charging capacity is calculated at  650 kva. Utimately this system  might be expanded to 50 miles  of line for which, the charging  capacity would be doubled.  A summary of hydraulic data  is provided in specifications by  the Power Commission with respect to the manufacture of turbines and valves. Wood stave  pipeline from the intake to the  surge tank will be 820 feet long  of 5% feet diameter. The penstock for each of the 2 units from  the surge tank to the powerhouse  will be 100 feet of the same diameter   as  the  wood  stave pipe.  By CLARENCE JOE  ABOUT the year 1916 the Sechelt braves witnessed their  great loss when the school which  they built with such loving pride,  burned down. Later, the Indian  Department supplied the materials for construction of a new  school in order to continue teaching native children.  It took until 1922 before the  federal government did finally  build the present brick school  which now stands on exactly the  same spot of the first school.  And now to get down to some  present news.  Chief Billy Mitchell from the  Toak tribe was here visiting his  three children attending our residential school. Mr Mitchell, a  former Sechelt tribe member, is  one   of  the   Champion  Warriors  By   JEAN JEFFRIES  MRS H. SILVEY, is progressing  favorably after a bad fall dow^!  the stairs . of Her . home. Fortun^  ately no bones were broken bu-;  she received a nasty cut abov^j  one eye and; numerous; bruises, j  It showered more than rain up*  on Miss Pauline McNutt las|  Tuesday,'when she was guest c��  honor at a Valentine Shower hei;  in the school house'. |  The school was tastefully dect  orated in Valentine:;|eolors any  motifs. Down the~'i centre of tl  room was a long table heape  high with beautifully boxed gift  The refreshment table at tij  front of the room was decorate  with a bride and groom and cel  tred with a decorated two-tif  cake by Mrs M. Dalton.  It   was   a  stormy  day  but  spite of this about 30 guests wc  there.  George Day,  Jim Jeffries  George  Page   are  in  Vancou.  attending the United Fishermei!  annual meeting.  Commission can. rely.  Field erection will be done JO  the Commission but a manuf^  turer's supervision of the entj  installation will be required.'  Construction work on this 1|  est of the Commission's hyds  electric projects is due to su  this summer.  for Indian Rights. On many occasions this; same .Billy. Mitchell - The penstock,  however,   wiU be  has been sent out on behalf of  Shamon, Squirrel Cove and  Church House tribes. He is noted  for his ability to straighten out  grievances which seem at first  glance to be impossible.  During his stay with us, Mr  Mitchell held converse with many  of our head men and discussed  some very important matters. It  was during these talks that it  was decided to hold the Native  Brotherhood meeting in conjunction with our Native sisterhood.  The all important meeting will  be held here. Four tribes will be  involved.  And now I have the duty of  reporting something which gives  me pain and brings sorrow to  every member of the tribe.  Ruby Jones, aged 27, passed  away February 23 at Nanaimo  Hospital. Surviving are her two  sons, Arnold, 7, and Garry, four  years old, her sister Mrs Babs  Jeffries and her brother, also a  patient at Nanaimo Hospital.  Funeral services were held  here, March 1. Rev Father V. J.  Campbell officiated.  divided into two branches each  of 42" diameter adjacent to the  powerhouse.  Contractors are asked to state  a delivery date upon which the  STOCK-REDUCING  CLEARANCE  in  DRY GOODS  HARDWARE  CHINA  '^TCx-X,   v  MURDOCK55 f  Marine Supply  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C  Choice  44 tons of fine gold, looted by  the Nazis, are in Portugal.  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  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  Gl BSONS ��� Mr. Reg Godfrey, Tel. Granthams 56  SECHELT ��� Coast News. Phone 32  PENDER HARBOUR���Bill  Donley, c/o Hassan's Store, Tel.  6U  NANAIM6���The  Nanaiimo Towing Co.  Ltd.  Tel:, Day 555; Nigjht 1497 or 305  Area Agent���Mr. H. Spaldtfig, -Pender Harbour/ Tel. 6 S 2 BLIND MOTHER HAS FOURTH CHILD, DOES HER   OWN HOUSEWORK  uy^A^y'i^^y^Mf'^^y^  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, March  6,  1950  5  : A mother who has never seen her husband or  children, Mrs. Edward Stevens, 36, of Oakville, Ont.,  gave birth to her fourth child recently. Seen  with husband, Teddy, seven, Kenneth, four, Lynda,  ���Central Press Canadian  two, and baby Bryan, she lost her sight and right  hand in a percussion cap explosion when she was six.  She does all housework and is the "best cook in  the whole work," according to her husband.  Much Ado ���  Bv  Cherry   Whitaker  I have- discovered that a column is not a thing that can be  either taken or left alone, according to the mood. It's a "till  death do us part" sort of deal.  In the first place that man, editorially known as WE, likes to  have things in the right place���  at the right time. Which is his  business and not open to argument.  In the second place, if you have  written a column for any length  Df time, readers get used to that  particular space being filled, and  feel a little aggrieved if it is  missing. It's not the value of the  thing, it's simply that it's familiar, and like an aching tooth, its  removal leaves a vacancy for a  while.  Thirdly, writing a column is as  insidious as golf, or malaria. Once  you get the bug you've got it for  life ... at least at frequently recurring intervals. You get tired  of it; you loathe the thought of  having to get at it again, and as  with the Scottish game, sometimes you give it up as a total  loss and take a holiday.  You explain to the boss that  the brain has dried up . . . blown  away-. . . gone kaput, and what's  to do about it? He mutters things  about "consistency being the keynote" and something that sounds  suspiciously like "the show must  go on". In time, finding that his  inspired phrases don't light any  bonfires,  he  grudgingly    admits  Business and Professional  DIRECTORY  it  Please Clip This Directory Out 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  GARBAGE DISPOSAL  Typewriter Sales and  Service  Agent for Remington  For Fast, Accurate Service  see  COLIN WINGRAVE  Gibsons,  B.C.  Garbage Disposal Service  weekly or monthly  Sechelt, West Sechelt,  Selma Park only  For Information write or  'phone  Union Steamship Co.  Phone Sechelt, 22  GENERAL HAULING  TAXI  PENINSULA CABS  24-Hour Service  2 Phones ��� 2 Cabs  WILSON CREEK and  SELMA PARK  Phone   Sechelt  66  GIFT STORE  Headquarters for Wool,  Notions,  Cards, Toys,  Miscellaneous Gifts  Gibsons 5-10-15 Store  Left of Post Office  Gibsons, B.C.  BILL'S  TAXI  Reliable 24 Hour Service  Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Bill Mervyn  Phone Halfmoon Bay 7-U  TRANSFER-TRUCKERS  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.  PLUMBING-HARDWARE  PLUMBING and HEATING  Hardware, Plumbing Supplies  Heating Necessities  "Serving the Peninsula"  Marshall's  Hardware  Phone Gibson���33  SUNSET HARDWARE  GIBSONS  Registered Plumbers  PLUMBING  Sales   and   Contracting  REAL ESTATE  Specialist in Coast Property  Consolidated Brokers Ltd.  Gulf Coast Offices  if-  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.  It may be destiny that shapes  our ends, but many a flapper has  found that these electric reducing machines help.  that going sour has Happened before in the history of a newspaper, and with fairly good grace  consents to a temporary leave of  absence. You mutter "temporary  indeed" and accept with thanks.  Feeling like a combination of  Benedict Arnold and Frankenstein's monster you watch a couple of deadlines roll by . . . vowing firmly that the holiday is  going to last forever.  It doesn't! After a time, you  begin to be aware of an old familiar itch. Here and there in the  seemingly insane pattern of current events, you detect a bright  note that leads you to wonder if  the future might possibly be  worth living. People begin to be  interesting individuals once  again, instead of characters who  till now you feel would look a  lot better swinging from the  branches of the nearest tree.  Along with the aforementioned  itch, you  are  vaguely  conscious  that something seems to be missing from your life. You get an  urge  to  do  something    positive  about  some  of the    half-formed  ideas drifting in and out of your  head. Daily, the conviction  that  ���- > someday you are going to write -  the great* Canadian novel, grows  stronger.   Of  course  you  realize  that  you  are   pretty  busy  right  now, and won't have time to get  down to any really serious work,  but it might be an idea  to get  back on good terms with the column again. After all, a 500 word  vocabulary needs  exercise,  even  if 'yes',  'no'  and *mebe'  can  be  grunted quite effectively.  So, in an idle moment ... a  moment when a week's ironing,  ten pairs of un-darned socks and  a rearless pair of jeans beckon  joylessly . . . you unearth the  copy paper and blow the dust  off the typewriter.  This is supposed to be the signal for the dam to burst, flooding page after page with deathless prose. But there seems to be  a mental block. Of course you understand that it is only a temporary affair due to the period of  disuse; a thing of the moment,  and that the ball will start rolling after the next cup of coffee  and/or cigarette ... a stroll on"  the beach or an hour of quiet  concentration.  The coffee pot goes dry; the  cigarette supply decreases and the  hour goes into an overtime period. Three distinct tries having  produced nothing more than several errors in "Now is the time  for all good men to come to the  aid of the party" you know for  sure that you are back in the  groove again. The holiday hasn't  done a thing for the brain except  give renewed strength to continue doing it the hard way.  Dragging each sentence out by  the roots, worrying it into semi-  coherence audibly praying that  each paragraph will provide inspiration for the next one.  Those good ideas are just as  elusive as they were when you  weren't consciously thinking  about them. Wistfully you think  back to the holiday period and  for a few minutes contemplate a  permanent leave of absence.~But  that line of thought is soon discarded because you know darned  well that you'd rather do it the  hard way than not at all, and  there is always the hope that the  next time is going to break all  records for originality, speed and  lack of effort.  And so, gentle readers, as long  as you "Put another nickel in!"  I'll go on writing.  c     L7_.cs.      t  ��r Commands Air forces  bechelt School News 'm Joint Operation  By   ELAINE   GOWLAND  A SURE sign Spring is in the  air is the formation of a Garden  Club. This is a grand idea (Miss  Turner's and Mrs Rankin's incidentally), to beautify the school  grounds and also satisfy those  with a green thumb who just itch  to get outside and start planting.  Club officers. are: Theresa Jef-  . "fries, Karen Stockwell and Avril  Lucken. In order to raise funds  to buy seeds and slips, fudge and  candy will be sold at the school  concert. Window boxes are in  the making, thanks to Mr Heskin,  our Janitor, and with the help of  the masculine sex to dig the gardens (we hope), the club should  be ready to set to it.  Valentine's Day was celebrated  in good style with each room having a party.  Basketball season is just about  on its last legs and football has  taken its place. For the first  time, the girls have a team of  their own and are enjoying it  very much in spite of skinned  shins and dislocated ankle bones.  Who knows, maybe someday we  will learn to kick the ball instead of any object that happens  to get in the way. Human or  otherwise.  The three plays to be presented by the Drama Club are progressing favorably. The date of  the concert is set for March 17.  We're sorry to report George  Derby has left school. George  was in Grade 10 and is also the  Mayor of our Teen Town.  It is nice to see that Don McDonald is well enough to be back  at school after spending quite  some time in the hospital.  The following National Film  Board films were shown here last  week: The Farm, Pay-off on Pain,  which showed effects of drugs  on people and how it is smuggled  to the addicts. Seaside Holiday,  The Saguenay, Welcome Neighbour, showing what is being done  to welcome the tourist trade to  Canada, Refining Crude Petroleum and the Nervous System.   Central Press CanadlaD  Group Capt. P. A. Gilchrist,  D.F.C., of the R.C.A.F., will command U.S. and Canadian air force  units in Exercise Sweetbriar, the  joint winter training operation to  be held in Yukon and Alaska in  February. Group Capt. Gilchrist is  commandant of the joint air training centre at Rivers, Man. He is 3  native of Weyburn, Sask. Lieut.-  Gen. Chamberlain, commanding  general of the U.S. Fifth Army,  controls the operation.  STEEL STARTS YEAR WELL  Britain's output last month averaged 305,300 tons weekly,  equivalent to an annual rate of  15,873,000 tons, and exceeded the  previous best January recorded  last year when the rate was 15,-  002,000 tons.  The Old World is studying the  New World's production methods.  Mht (Boast Meius  CLASSIFIED  ADVERTISING  3 Lines (15 words) for 35c 3 Insertions (same ad) 75c  Extra words, above 15-word mm., 2c each.  Cash with order.  Notices, Engagements, Marriages, Deaths, etc., 75c Insertion  LITTLE ADS ... BIG RESULTS  FOR SALE:  BURNETT   power   saw.     Nearly  new. Complete with lift bar, 2  chains, 2 two gallon gas containers. Tool kit. Coast News,  Box  2. 2707-1  FOR RENT:  GIBSONS ��� Waterfront, partly  furnished two and three-room  suites.    Apply    3532    Blenheim,  Vancouver, CH. 7255.        2703-32  FOR RENT:  MRS.   FISHER,   Granthams,   has  furnished     and     unfurnished  houses for rent. Apply Granthams  Store. 33  BEATTY    washing    machine.  White   enamel   tub.     Reduced  from $154.50 to $135 cash. Apply  Union  Store,  Sechelt. 32  SMALL kitchen range with oven.  Two-hole    top.    Brand    new,  $34.95.  Apply  Union   Store,   Sechelt. 32  FAMOUS Goblin vacuum cleaner. Regular price, $69.50. Now  rock bottom at $53.50. Apply Union Store, Sechelt. 32��  _______  26-FT.  FISH boat  with  troUing  poles and cod tank. Powered 5  h.p. Vivian; $350 cash. Haddocks  Engineering, Pender Harbour 9S.  2709-1  FOR SALE:  27-FT.  BOAT,    Chrysler motor;  Vaughn drag saw on new float.  Clarence Newcombe, Sechelt, B.  C. 2704-31  FOR SALE:  TWENTY-six and a half foot motor boat. 25 h.p. Grey motor.  Will take light truck in trade.  Ralph Williams, Kleindale, Pender Harbour. 32  HEAVY    duty    marine     clutch,  $39.50.   Haddocks   Engineering,  Pender   Harbour  9S. 2708-1  PAINTING, ETC.:  GENERAL  painting  and  paper-  hanging,   spray  painting     and  graining.   John    Melhus,     Granthams. 2706-34  FOR SALE:  ONE 17-LOT block, each lot 50x  133 ft. Will sell as one sale,  complete parcel at $200 per lot.  A real buy if t��ought outright.  Close to Gibsons. Granthams 88.  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 Harbor. * tfn 6  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, March 6, 1950  OS.-CANADA ATLANTIC PACT CONFERENCES  The first tenants recently moved into houses at Hemel Hemp-.  stead,  one  of Britain's  six new  towns  being built  near  London.  Two hundred houses will be ten  anted during this year and another 600 by the end of next  year. Tenants will come from  congested districts in Landon and  will find themselves in attractive  surroundings.  ANNOUNCEMENT  Mr. S. H. Butler, piano tuner for Kelly Piano Company  will be available from March 8 to 15. For information  write Mrs. W. J. Lissiman, Box 9, Gibsons,     y  m ttnmf"  ���*<_?���:  iU^A j:::l I U H?1^  _^.*.*:pp...p" _.������. pp;_: _.._  5v .   J: j.:;:. :���..��� ;������ :: 5 *; ?:  :: :1.5: :...: _:��� s: J-v..  :: ���-������; ��� :���������! ���:��� ! : !*.'*���  .It       :_      S     _��� '; !    :  I     . . i.   . ,        **  : i *'  ���J*.  r  Canada's chiefs of staff and  their advisers  are  In Washington  for the  first  meeting of the  U.S.-  . Canadian regional group, under the North Atlantic  pact.   Left to right. Air Marshal W. A. Curtis, chief  ���Centra. Press Canadian  of the air staff, R.C.A.F.; Lieut.-Gen. Chas. Foulkes,  chief of staff, Canadian army; Gen. Wade H. Haislip,  U.S. vice-chief of staff; and Admiral N. T. W. Grant,  chief of the naval staff.  So serve something new and delightful  ���drinks made with Captain Morgan Black  Label Rum. Your guests will sip���and  cheer���for there's something wonderfully  refreshing about this extra smooth and  flavourful rum. Try it today for a  welcome change in cocktails, tall  drinks or mixed with plain water or soda.  ^k*\te*_-  Captain Morgan  RUM  RUM  The result of a master blending of  Carefully Selected Rare Old Rums  This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor  Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.  DO YOU PLAN TO  THIS SPRING?  Call Gibsons 53  THE LUMBER NUMBER  Let Us Quote You Prices on Our Full Stock of  Lumber and Building Supplies  MILLBOARD  Floor Sartder Rental  Gibsons Building Supplies  "Everything for ihe Builder"  WILSON CREEK  By A.   JOHNSTON  DURING World War II our Air-  force experienced severe interference by a strange phenomena known as-Gremlins. They  caused untold damage and confusion. At the time they were  confined mostly to the European  operations in the Aeronautic  field. It now appears that a  specie of Gremlins specializing  in making news-copy disappear  has infested our own reliable  Coast News, hence no Wilson  Creek News have appeared in the  past three weeks. The Editor informed me today that after a 3-  day crusade he personally conducted at the printing plant, the  situation is again under control  and news will henceforth appear  with  customary regularity.  President of the School Board  Mrs L. S. Jackson accompanied  by chairman of the building com-  ,opitteeJMr.A..>I^Jftitphis,,Mr.Feri-:  iriell a__cl Mr Hough as well as the '  School Board secretary Mrs Anne  Burns were very well received  by the Department of Education  when they presented their plans  for the new School By-law to  the Department last Friday.  Leaving on Thursday nights boat  for Victoria they returned to the  Peninsula Saturday.  Wilson Creek Community  Centre held a successful whist  drive in the temporary Community Hall Friday, February  24.  Geo. Kraft is back home with  his family for a few days while  awaiting to be called back to  work in Vancouver.  Mrs J. S. Browning has returned from Vancouver where she  has been staying with her daughter Betty, who recently present-  Mr VB   ^__b__     ^WB^'  LAMB  FINE OLD  NAVY RUM  Murdocks Landing  By MYRNER  THE LA to the Canadian Legion  has been holding a series of  card games. The Home of Mr and  Mrs Royal Murdock was venue  for the last one. Mrs Murdock  and Mrs "Sonny" McKay were  hostess to the ones who had an  evening's  enjoyment.  Mr and Mrs Horace Williams  and Matt Dillabough returned  from Vancouver. They had been  away since December. Spring  can't be far away now.  Mrs Donald Ross left on Sun-  ed the Brownings with a  7  lb.  grand-daughter.  A surprise party was given Allan Jackson on his 18th birthday by a number of his friends.  Cakes with all the trimmings  were served and the youngsters  had a grand time. Many happy  Returns * Allan.^; -��> p: *���<- y  The regular monthly meeting  of the Wilson Creek Ladies Club  will be held at the home of Mrs  Woodward at 2 p.m., March 6.  day for a visit to Vancouver. Mr  and Mrs Phillips left at the same  time. The latter had been up  looking at their place. When next  they return it will be to stay.  Little Gerry Leith is a guest  of Mrs R. D. Murdock's while;  her parents are at Malibu for.  two weeks. This is the second  little visitor that Lillie had recently. The first was her granddaughter who stayed for a week-.:  end.  We all mlss Billie Murdock  around here, but wish him well  in his studies.  Canadian  researchers  can   detect flight of meteors by radar.  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  Modern hair^  styling>Com-v  petent   work..  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  FIREMAN'S BALL  BAL'S MALL  MARCH 18  Wally Graham's Orchestra  Novelties Adm. $1.00  In  Conjunction  with  Cecil   Lawrence  Taxi Sir  Call BILL HUNTER  Sechelt 48  ofaGzrituMtf  Bottled' ��r Shipped by  ALFRED LAMB&S0N L���  LONDON,ENGLAND  This advertisement is not published or  displayed by the.Liquor Control Board or  by the Government o\ British Columbia.    g,  MARINE ��� COMMERCIAL ��� DOMESTIC  REFRIGERATION  Sales and Service  WALK-IN BOXES ���   DEEP FREEZERS  ���   HEATING and OIL FURNACES  GUARANTEED  SECOND HAND COMMERCIAL  REFRIGERATOR  UNITS FOR SALE  W. J. NftYLOR  ROBERTS CREEK  Phone Roberts Creek 24K rtiiwyiGI^S^  Ever Ask Yourself . . .  WHAT IS A  BARGAIN?  Printed   Letterheads  Printed  Envelopes  ^<y  Dodgers,   Programs  Sales Bills  A bargain-is not usually found under any kind ^i>r^s|ure-ort  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.  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?  WEDDING  INVITATIONS-  Social   Stationery  Blank  Envelopes  Printed  Envelopes  AU  sizes and  styles  it  Paper  of  all  Qualities  and all sizes  Folders,   Price   Lists  Color Printing  e  1 RUBBER STAMPS  of any kind '  Commercial Printing Dept  Phone Oibsons 45  Order from Us s  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, March 6,  1950  Bowen Island  By   PEARL   PUNNETT  OBSERVANCE of Founder's Day highlighted the Feb. 23rd  meeting of the Sechelt United P-TA. To honor the founders of the parent-teacher movement, six high-school students  took part in the candle-lighting ceremony and Mrs Alice  French read the minutes of the first P-TA meeting -held in  Sechelt.  The   first   meeting   since   No-      = ;   vember saw a heavy agenda dealt .  with, President L. S. Jackson in  the chair.  The finance committee reported that the Talent Night would  be postponed till March 24, to  give P-TA's in other areas time  to round up their local talent.  In her report for the school  Mrs Wm Rankin, Principal,  thanked the P-TA for the $160  donation and reported that the  School Board had matched $60  for a Compton's Encyclopedia,  which is now in use at the school.  The rest of the money is earmarked for books, records and recreational equipment and will be  reported on when spent.  Mrs Rankin also explained that  owing to the large area to be  covered it is impossible for Public Health Nurse Mrs D. Dando  to call on all sick children. Di*  McColl is on call for diagnosis.  There is no charge unless the  parents want the child treated.  The P-TA will notify the  School Board that it is ready and  willing to diseminate information re the coming school by-law.  It is felt that too much incorrect  information is now -being bandied  about.  May Day plans were discussed  and a dance suggested to finance  the May Queen ceremony. Other  organizations will be approached  regarding sports day.  ALDRERMAN  and   Mrs  George  Miller   came   up     to     "Moon-  winks",    Millers    Landing,    last  week-end.  Mr and Mrs Jack Creighton of.  Vancouver   are   spending   a  few  days at Millers Landing at their  summer camp, 4Es.  Congratulations    to    Mr    and  Mrs James Collins on the arrival  of their first grandson, born to  Mr and Mrs J. C. Collins of Vancouver Island, on February 21  in a Vancouver hospital. Mr and  Mrs Collins already have seven  granddaughters.  . The Bowen Logging Co have  started operations this week on  Keats Island after being closed  down since before Christmas.  The school has managed to  keep running, in spite of the bad  roads.  The regular monthly meeting  of the Ladies' Aid to the United  Church here was held on March  1. Being a good day, there were  quite a number of ladies turned  out.  "My boy friend is serving on  an island in the Pacific."  "Which one?"  "Alcatraz!"  United Kingdom exports to  Canada in January rose by $2.2  million to $23.5 million ��� the  highest figure reached since devaluation last September.  SCHEDULE   OF   PASSENGER  AND   EXPRESS  SERVICE  Schedule No. 15 ��� Effective September 29, 1949  Subject to Change Without Notice  PENINSULA  Tuesday  NORTHBOUND  Lv. VANCOUVER  WILSON CREEK  .    *SECHELT  7    HALFMOON BAY  Ar. PENDER HARBOUR  9:30 a.m.  11:45 a.m.  12:15 noon  1:15 p.m.  2:30 p.m.  Thursday  Lv. VANCOUVER  WILSON CREEK  *SECHELT  HALFMOON BAY  Ar.  PENDER HARBOUR  9:30 a.m.  11:45 a.m.  12:15 noon  1:15 p.m.  2:30 p.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER 9:30 a.m.  WILSON CREEK 11:45 a.m.  SECHELT 12:15 noon  Ar.  HALFMOON BAY 1:15 p.m.  Saturday  Sunday  Lv. VANCOUVER  Ar.  *SECHELT  7:30 p.m.  9:45 p.m.  *AII Sechelt calls will be made at Wilson Creek during  the building of new Sechelt dock.  Wednesday  SOUTHBOUND  Lv.  PENDER HARBOUR  HALFMOON BAY  *SECHELT  WILSON CREEK  Ar. VANCOUVER  2:00 p.m.  3:00 p.m.  4:00 p.m.  4:15 p.m.  6:30 p.m.  Friday  Lv.  HALFMOON,BAY  *SECHELT  Ar. VANCOUVER  7:45 p.m.  8:45 p.m.  11:00 p.m.  Sunday  Lv. PENDER HARBOUR 2:00 p.m.  HALFMOON BAY 3:00 p.m.  SECHELT 4:00 p.m.  WILSON CREEK 4:15 p.m.  Ar. VANCOUVER 6:30 p.m.  GULF LINES  LTD  ____���____���___________��� mamtmu&BmmmmMmmmamummmBammMami  Foot of Nicola Street, Vancouver-���TA. 2141  THE   WORK   OF   MERCY   NEVER   ENDS  WHAT CAN  one  man  alone accomplish  against the  world?  Lost in this tiny planet whirling ih the dark immensity of  space, stifled by the growing complexities of a civilization still  close to savagery, battered by the struggle for existence, what  can one man do to keep alive the spark of human generosity  that will warm his heart and set a light to guide his path?  Red Cross is a channel for the kindest impulses of each one  of us. It is this great co-operative effort, this response from one  heart in concert with millions that makes the Red Cross a living  symbol of mercy.  That's why we say, as the annual Red Cross appeal opens  this March, "Give generously! Give from the heart !"  Gibsons Ball Club D *��� j va f p Mn vi P  GIBSONS ��� A general meeting    ���*��� **���tt��G   lUUYXC  of the Gibsons Ball Club will  be held in the United Church Hall  on Friday, March 10.  It is expected discussion will  centre around what program of  general construction the club will  face for the coming year.  It is pointed out that this particular meeting is of vital import  to the unit. Much in the way of  summer sport depends on the  turnout at this gathering.  Everyone is welcome.  Circular . building, with suites  that spiral, and utilities installed  in the shaft, if new building  trend.  ASCENDS 79 MILES  For Kinsmen  GIBSONS ��� Kinsmen took a trip  to Florida and through 'the  Rockies when they were entertained by movies of these parts  at their bi-weekly supper meeting in Hunter's Guest House,  Wednesday.  Mr "T. Humphrey' and Doctor  F. H. Inglis provided locomotion  for the mental and visual trip  which showed scenes taken when  the King and Queen visited Canada.  Indians appeared in all their  glory at Calgary and bear and  mountain    sheep    inspected    the  MORE  ABOtn   ...  Amalgamation  (Continued From Page 1)  wishes if in the opinion of the  Board, local aspirations and developments dictate that a larger  village area is desirable."  The clerk was instructed tc  take the matter up with B. M.  Mclntyre, MLA, who is conversant with the whole matter.  Correspondence from Batt Mclntyre on the question of extending boundaries of the village  1,000 ft.~ seaward. Mr Mclntyre  also acting on behalf of West-  view, who are requesting : the  same for their village. He has  taken the matter up with Attorney General, and a wire received a few days later from Mr  Mclntyre, that "Amendment will  be passed this session allowing  Westview and Gibsons required  foreshore  authority."  James Drummond, Chairman  of Village Commission, delegated  to attend Co-op 'Cannery Assn  general meeting March 10 re acquiring 20 acres of land from  them with water rights for the  village.  Resignation of Fire Chief Cliff  Leach due to ill health, accepted  by village, and Wilf Gray, asst.  chief, appointed as Fire Chief.  Eric Inglis, Asst. Fire Chief. Plans  for new fire hall given to Council, accepted by Chairman J.  Drummond, and Water Commissioner Mrs E. Nestman. William-  Skellett Road Comm issioner  went on record rejecting the  plans for firehall, objecting to  spending the money on a hall on  the proposed site. His objection  to the site, this being on Municipal property at the pump-  house, on the road to the Headlands.  Suggestion of fireinen that  some rules and regulations  should be initiated by village to  enforce a "clean the chimney at  least once a year." Council advised that there is in the area a  man who does this work, feel that  there should be no excuse for  not having chimneys cleaned at  least once a year. This would eliminate some fire hazard.  "Shoe shine, mistet?"  "No."  "I can shine them so you can  see your face in 'em."  "I said no!"  "Coward."  world from the screen1.  In color, the films showed  everything in bright detail and  was the means of much reminiscent pleasure by the group.  ANNOUNCEMENT'  We regret that owing to increasing use  of the Indian Hall we have to limit engagements to School activities and Association  work -  only.  Rev. Father Viney  Residential School Principal  NOTICE  Annual meeting Elphinstone Branch  Victorian Order of Nurses. March 9 at  8 p.m., Sechelt Legion Hall. Annual  reports and elections of officers. ;AH  residents are invited to attend.  ���Central Press Canadian  The "skyhook," a plastic balloon  only 1-1,000 of an inch thick, is  shown as it was released at an  airport in St. Louis, Mo., during a  demonstration by the. American  Meteorological society. The balloon  rose at the rate of 1,000 feet per  minute and reached ah altitude of  100,000 feet. At X that altitude, it  automatically released scientific instruments which broadcast weather  data to/lthe scientists below. Th<?  instruments then parachuted .to  earth.  As this is being written the weather is just fine. The sun  is out and everything in the garden seems to be rosy but . . .  and it sure is a big but, there is never nothing sure about the  weather. It may be raining cats and dogs tomorrow and  when that happens there is gonna be the biggest mess you've  ever.seen, just imagine a big hulking Airdale stuck in the  gutter pipe. Or the water running all over the corners because a Siamese cat mixed it in the down pipe with a wiebrd  looking two-headed, cat from Mars. That Ain't funny. If it  ever rains cats and dogs that's just what is gonna happen.  And then listenxto'the people holler for LAURIE SPECK.  In fact the feather doesn't have to be bad before the  folks start to shout. Some of the smart ones know that they  are going to have trouble with their hot air systems or  maybe at long last they are going to put in one of these  brand new, super duper Kreske burners in their old range,  Man, they are really the,real thing. Take a look at the one  in the window of GibgOHs^Electric. They are just as good  as they.look. In fact anyfcHiiijg that is handled by  LAURBE SPECK  is good. It has. to be, or else we would never touch it. We  are.proud-of:.our work and product at Gibsons 64-R.

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