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 Serving a Progressive and Growing.  Area on B. C.'s Southern Coast.  Cover? Sechelt, Gfbsoris, Port Mellon, Woodfibre, Squamish, Irvines  Landing, Half Moon Bay, Har��y  Island,    Pender    Harbour,    Wilson  I Creek, Roberts Creek, Granthams  Landing, Egmont, Hopkins Landing.  Brackendale, Cheekeye, Selma Park,  etc.  PROVING! Alb |  3PUB2_ISH33X> B? THE COAST NEWS, -GZMZT-BD  Business Office: Gibsons, B.C. national Advertising- Office, Powell Biver, B.C.  Vol. 4  Gibsons, B. C.  Monday, February 27,  1950  5c per copy, $2.00 por year, by mail  I MET A very nice little man  the other day when I was wandering along fine main street. He  came up to me and, with a half  [�� smile, said, "Say, feller, do you  like figures?" I took a quick  sweep around the local surroundings and saw a fairly buxom little lady stumbling down the incline toward the bank and the  only other figure around was  that of Bob Murray.  ."Oh, I'm not against them," I  grins,   "if you  understand  what  ^ I mean." This man looks at me  |V kifida funny and I could see he  'had trouble with making the decision but something or another  won  out  over  his first  impression.  Probably that  open   countenance of mine or something.  "My name's Bourne," he says.  "I'm from New Brighton and  M's my son. You know Ed. The  one that writes for the Coast  News from Gambier? I admitted knowing his son.  I "These are the figures Fin talking about," he says just a little  defensively as he thrusts a piece  bf paper into my hand.  ��� I take a quick glance at the  paper thinking maybe I've discovered a real backwoods Petty  but no dice. Just the same they  ate ihteresting in their own way  [id I pass them on.  Take 142857. then multiply it  by either of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. In  the products of each multiplica-  ition, if you start from 1 and read  iio the right then go back and  itar.t from the left to 1, you will  Jind! -that each product is exactly  [the same as the original number.  tricky and "s6mething-Xi guc^ssi  I happened to  be  strolling.  I  ihtffiys stroll. Never run qt walk.  _troll is nice. It leaves you to  iream little day dreams as you  ;o along. You can watch the birds  id the dogs having fun if you  Stroll.  Anyway, I was strolling along  hen  I   spotted  coming  toward  ..ie'- some fine looking women. I  iii}$ about strolled my way flat  ii thy stupid puss in a ditch as I  matched these ladies gallop past.  'hey looked  a lot  like,  Mrs J.  ardell, telling some big laugh-  lig secret to Mrs Bill Skellett as  _'rs A. Gardiner and Mrs Daisy  Ejailey   brought  up   the  rear  in  great style.  I saw John Bunyon grinning as  r,|e dug deep and bought a book  oil photography. Seems John is  ftiiite the amateur camera man.  ;I hear he is all set to get his  Igtiuipment out and start  taking  ik again.  ,, Donna Bingley ��� a real dandy  Mby sitter too��� was telling me  iali about her school teachers. If  hy of them care to drop in with  , few dollars donation I won't  ell what Donna thinks of some  of them. Joking aside, she had a  good word for every one of them.  (Even tne principal. Believe me  that is usually tough to do.  I felt rather silly the other day.  I heard a swishing noise and a  zipping sound which reminded  me of a rocket job. I threw myself into the ditch, clutched my  pocket book and waited for the  crash.  Then I looked up and saw it  was only Mrs Dahdo going toward Sechelt in her car.  $4r Fred Willows  ftfeads Selma Park  \ immunity Centre  ���'. S��tM& PARK '"^- Fred Willows,  i    popularstore owner, was elect-  j edvj>r6sidejit; of this community's  j Community Centre.  I     MrS T. Walker was elected secretary   treasurer.   The  executive  co'ihmittee ������-is--' composed  of "Mrs  * Tx&itehie,  Mrs  D.  McColl  and  William Creamer.  The ladies decided to hold &  daffodil tea sometime in the early  spring. Mrs McColl will also sponsor ����� children's play sometime in  May.  The group decided    to    have  Elphinstone  Legion Meet  THE ELPHINSTONE and District  Zone of the Canadian Legion,  comprising Sechelt, Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Pender Harbour,  Texada Island and Powell River  branches will meet in Legion  Hall, "Sechelt on Wednesday,  March 1st at 8 p.m. to discuss  Legion  business.  These meetings are attended by  delegates from the six branches  in the area, and in view of the  forthcoming Dominion Convention, opening in Winnipeg on  May 15th, it is hoped to have a  good representation of branches  at the Sechelt meeting.  TALENT  NIGHT POSTPONED  SECHELT ��� The P-TA Talent  Night slated for the 24th had to  be postponed owing to poor road  conditions. Tentative date is  sometime toward the end of  March. It will be announced later  in this paper.  ^^OMMbmuuiu p.  J  ���3-  SECHELT���A major victory has been gained by three of this  community's public bodies.  The Public Utilities Commission will hold its hearings on  the  Union  Estates application for increased  water     rotes     in  Sechelt, March 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the Legion Mall.  ���  Sechelt Board of Trade has retained the services of the Campbell, Brazier, Fisher and Mc-  Master law firm to fight the proposed increase.  According to reports it is expected that either Campbell or  Fisher will handle the brief.  Since the opening gun was fired by the Estates company the  Selma Park Community Association has allied itself with the  Sechelt and District Improvement  Association and the Board of  Trade in an effort to have the  hearings held at Sechelt.  It will cost each water using  householder approximately $1.50  to defray expenses. This sum may  be raised by means of a canvas  conducted by the Board of Trade  and the Selma Association.  '    \-r .  <?��i r.V^.-^ V. '%$|S  SUSAN AND DAVID are displaying the friendship and helpfulness each child gives the other at the Queen Alexandra  Solarium for Crippled Children at Mill Bay. Susan suffers from  a dislocation of the hip. David, is being treated for Perthes  Disease, cbnnot walk dround either. He is happy* however, for  steps together. Help all the children dt the Solarium by sending  your donations to the Solarium Junior League, Box 27, Victoria, B.C.  Mrs. Crowhurst Installed  President of Legion WA  OVER 40 members of Howe Sound Branch No.  109, Auxiliary  to the Canadian Legion, were present in Legion Hall, Gib  sons, when Bob Macnicol, member of the Dominion Council of  the organization, installed officers on February 17th.   ������ '������-������ After completing  the  installa-  Church Services  ST JOHN'S CHURCH  DAVIS  BAY  11:45 a.m.���Gospel Services;  11:50 ��� Sunday School.  Holy Communion ��� First Sunday in the month.  LEGION HALL, SECHELT  2:15 p.m.���Sunday School.  3:00 p.m.���Gospel Service.  Holy Communion ��� First Sunday in the month.  Wm Elliott, Pastor.  ANGLICAN  SERVICES  March 5, 1950���Second Sunday  in Lent.  St.     Bartholomew's      Church,  Gibsons.  11:00 a.m.���Choral Communion.  11   a.m.���Sunday  School.  St. Hilda's Church, Sechelt.  2:45 p.m.���Evensong.  1:00 p.m.���Sunday School.  St.   Aidan's   Church,    Roberts  Creek. X 'X"  4:15' p.m.���Evensong.  11:00 a.m.���Sunday School:  NEW STORAdE SHEP  SECHELT ��� In keeping with the  times and in faith of Sechelt's  future the Sechelt Building Supplies are ejecting a new storage  shed in the rear of present premises.  . With 1800 square feet, the two-  storey building is slated to store  one^the.finest building material stocks-in the;:f��ehinsula. _.��� |  Local labour-is being -used  throughout. ' '���'���"';  ^������������������l    ll   If ���   ���      ���        I !��� ll    ll ��������   l      ll _        W ���   '    "        " II-  combined whist drives and  and dances' every alternate Saturday. Next will be on March 11.  tion of Mrs A. Crowhurst, reelected president and her officers, Mr Macnicol gave a talk on  the .activities of the Women's  Auxiliaries in British Columbia,  and the Canadian Legion in general, in war-time and peace-time.  He said that while the people  of Canada as represented by the  various political parties were not  ready for war in September, 1939,  the Legion was. Immediately war  was declared the members of the  organization offered the services  of the Legion in any capacity,  hence the organizing of Canadian  Legion War Services, which did  so much in taking care of the  welfare of the troops, at home  and abroad, in co-operation with  other welfare bodies.  In British Columbia the women's auxiliaries with a start of  15 auxiliaries now had 127 in the  Women's B.C. Command, while  during the period of World War  Hi the Command in B.C. had raised over one hundred and fifty  thousand dollars for war welfare  activities, while many of the  members had also participated in  Red Cross and other organization  activities.  Mr Macnicol mentioned that at  Winnipeg in May this year, the  Legion would hold its Dominion  Conference and also celebrate its  25th anniversary, having been  organized in Winnipeg '.in the  year 1925, and how the largest  veteran t>6dy in Canada with two  thousand "branches,XtO00 women's  auxiliaries and 17 junior auxiliaries, some of them in Newfoundland and the United States  of America.  He commended the Howe  Sound Auxiliary upon its efforts  and attendance of members.  Elphinstone VON  Annual Meeting  Called in March  FEBRUARY board meeting of  "of the Elphinstone Branch,  Victorian Order of Nurses was  held at home of Mrs L. S. Jackson, Wilson Creek, with sixteen  present.  Annual statements were presented to the meeting by the  auditor and details of the agenda  for the annual meeting were discussed. Plans for the coming year  will be passed on to the incoming  board to be elected in March.  The Nominating Committee,  under chairmanship of A. S.  Trueman, reported a slate of  nominations for the board of 1950.  A donation of $100.00 has been  received from the Edward Disney Farmer Memorial Fund,  which gives the branch a nice  start off for the coming year.  ���mission  M  F&rFiih Ladders  SECHELT ��� With an eye to the  future of fishing here, Fisheries Department officials have  made application to the Sechelt  Indian tribe for permission to  erect fish ladders and a dam on  reserve No. 22 (Saughanaught).  Situated in Pender Harbour, it  is the home of great numbers of  spawning Sockeye.  A tribal meeting was held to  discuss the request where it was  decided Council Member Clarence  Joe would accompany Assistant  Indian Superintendent P. P. Hansen to inspect the exact location  of the proposed dam.  PENDER HARBOUR  By "SARAL"  IT IS NICE to see Marilyn Gibson back for a visit with her  family and making friends with  her new nephew.  Happy to report that Betty  Stewart's condition has improved a lot. We all hope she will  soon be really well.  Mrs Ole Lee is home again  from a long sojourn in Vancouver General Hospital.  Now the snow and ice has disappeared, Reg Spicer's mill is in  full swing again. I can tell by  the traffic past my front door.  If loads of lumber mean new  buildings there certainly should  be a great number around here  in the near future.  I see the Warnocks have  changed the name of the "Kar-  aniria" to "Pacific Sun". It will  take a little time to get used to  that,  Mrs J. Mackay Sr and Mr  "Bert" Mackay have been on the  sick list with the flu. But I hear  they are both on the mend riow.  Our sympathies to Mr and Mrs  lialph Corkin, who received a  wire informing them of the sudden death of Ralph's youngest  sister in the east.  Sechelt Girl Guides  ONCE AGAIN  the  Girl Guides  have started up under Guide  Mistress Mrs Derby and her assistant, Miss Luckin. Eleanor  Powell and Margaret Williams  are new members of the troup  who attended the first meeting  in the Legion Hall.  Only one patrol was in full uniform for  the  start  and it has  been_ ^ decided^;tot;iset< upu av merit  ^^kl^yym^^^gh^--^o- ''appear with- full uniform will wind  up the season with more credits  than the girls who do not. Points  are to be awarded to those girls  who have properly shined shoes.  Credits   will  also   be   given   for  good attendance while any Guide  who has attended 75 percent of  Company meetings will be awarded a service star at the end of  the year.  Girls were also asked to make  doll bed blankets which would  be part of their sewing test, Second Class. Others were asked to  make semaphore flags.  Guides put up a window display in Lang's Drug Store window, complete with rules and  regulations. Some of the handiwork was also on show.  Subscriptions are in order for  the Canadian Guide magazine.  Check on yours and make sure it  has not run out.  All guides were asked to let  their mothers know about the  Annual May Tea to be put on by  the local association on April 29,  in the Legion Hall and to ask for  donations for sale of work, home  cooking, garden table and "white  elephants".  Girls were reminded they  should bring bus fare and the  weekly fee of 5 cents to the  meetings.  The Travelling Basket is still  going and will be next in Porpoise Bay.  Once again all guides will have  to bring the annual assessment  fee of twenty-five cents. Our  funds are so low that this amount  just has to be collepted.  If the means test were eliminated, cost to Canada of the old-  age   pension   would   jump  from  $100,000,000  a year to  $300,000,-  ^000.  More than 1000 children with  speech defects have been assisted by the Montreal Speech Therapy Clinic, sponsored by Red  Cross Juniors.  i i i i   ���-.  n       i  i ������   ���      i    r-nr_t  Bob Leith will act as instructor  in Manual Arts. Mrs Thukof  will instruct the girls in their  department.  Classes in clay modelling and  manual training will resume 333.&H3S  Wednesday  evening at the Madiera Park School. I understand  08  viaoioiA  AHVHan IVIOMIAOHd ���Letters To The Editor  SIR:  I think it is time a woman had  something to say about the current school problem.  Captain Francis Drage is well  known to us here on Gambier  Island and albeit there are times  we do not agree with him I would  like to point out there are many  people both on the islands and  in Gibsons that have come to  Francis Drage asking for assistance and he has never refused.  Many are the names that are now  on the bottom of social assistance  cheques that are there because  of Captain Drage's help and unselfish assistance.  After knowing Captain Drage  for quite some time now, I would  like to suggest that he will definitely not receive one cent for  any work he has done for or  against the school by-law.  He is not against the school  by-law but is definitely opposed  to any money bill which would  place an unbearable burden on  small taxpayers.  He wants a sane progress and  not the INSANE type advocated  by some of our friends.  But, above all this, he is honest and not afraid to tell you to  your face what he thinks. He  does not mind the slurs cast  against him as long as people in  ���the main tell the truth and refrain from lying against him.  In answer to Mai Content may  I point out that the real buffoon  is the School Board. It is supposed to administer school affairs with impartiality and toward the district in general, not  just a small portion of it.  Just   for   the   record   and   for  substantiation,   would  Mai  Content   like   to   elucidate   on   "the  brushoff at Victoria." I dare him.  Gambier Island Mother.  SIR:  I   read   with   disgust   Mr   Ritchey's letter in your paper  last .  week.  Captain Drage has no other  interest than to serve the people  of the* Howe Sound Islands and  keep their taxes within our  means to pay.  Mr Ritchey's aspersions are no  credit to him. Let us compare  the two men. Capt Drage is a  iveteran of two,^wars. ##d. has jf*f  distinguished record. His work iri  social service and Veterans' matters is recognized not only locally, but in Victoria and Ottawa as  well. He certainly has in no way  .any financial angle, but is simply adhering to the trend of service which he follows. On the  other hand I understand Mr Ritchey is not a veteran, and his only record apparently of Community Service is with the present  School Board. There are many  of us who do not think very  much of the present School  Board, and their attempt to  bring disaster to these areas by  their   present  financial  policy.  Quite naturally we are wondering what Mr Ritchey's angle  is?  Yours   faithfully,  A taxpayer for 35 years on  Gambier  Island.  SIR:  I have been reading letters to  the editor for quite some time  now and feel it's about time a  little "Bigness" was shown and  not so much "Smallness". In regards to schooling.  Our very unselfish citizen Mr  Ritchey says that he is all for  education. Keep that in mind,  readers.  It seems that our good friends  of the School Board forget that  it isn't very long ago that I sat  in on one of their meetings (before the by-law was passed) asking them for some kind of help  in. education for my child. I received some nice, friendly words  but a definite "no" unless I wish-  Ill iiuillliflil J6&4& tfk&^&itety&k&iv4-B^^m  MONDAY, FEB. TWENTY-SEVENTH, NINETEEN FIFTY  Boards Will Lead  WE  UNDERSTAND the three Peninsula Boards  of Trade will hold a joint meeting this week  in order to discuss the Union Steamship subsidy  and what is even more important to local residents, the subject of roads.  Probably the three boards, when united as  one, is the strongest single unit we have. It is  believed discussion on roads will follow along the  lines which has long been one of the pet schemes  here���refrain from spending so much on useless  wharves and direct the money toward main roads.  This same plan was proposed by the Coast  News three weeks ago and has been the subject  of favorable comment from nearly every source.  There is every reason to believe that with  concerted action and a proper publicity campaign  aimed at producing results, the three units can  quite easily put pressure on the proper places to  force, at least consideration, of the proposal.  In suggesting force, this paper is not in agreement with small groups forcing their will on governments even for such worthy objects as high  ways. What we do advocate is bringing pressure  to bear on the government in order that it will  carry out its proper duty of governing for the  common good.  Neither this paper nor the Boards of Trade  have any intention of forcing anyone to do something against their will but what should be done  is consideration of our proposals.  Then, can it be decided what the next step in  democratic achievement will be.  The Boards of .Trade are right. At this meeting will gather the men who are really interested  in developing the community for its own good.  From this meeting should come a clear-cut policy  guiding the first moves involved in this game of  checkers.  This is really all that can be expected at this  time. If policy does come forth, we will be very  lucky in having some group game enough to  tackle the big fellows.  Big gambles usually mean big results. Win or  lose, we should try.  Towards Understanding  A TENTATIVE date has been set, March 3, which  should see yet another move inaugurated by  the Coast News to further the Sechelt Peninsula.  On this date, it is believed, will start one of  the strangest caravans ever to tour the Peninsula.  Strange, not in the meaning of the incongruous,  but in the meaning of opposites.  Led by by-law battling Francis Drage, JP,  the two-car group will make an inspection of all  schools. It is known that A. E. Ritchey, school  trustee and advocate of new schools under present  figures, will join to facilitate study, of the buildings.  A move is now afoot in an effort to get School  Inspector Col A. E. Burnett, to be a member.  Just to clear any misunderstanding, this educational tour has been sponsored by the Coast News  alone and not the School Board. Mr Ritchey will  attend as ex officio. Col Burnett is more than welcome to come along.  The- whole   idea  was   born  following  belief  there is a need for close study of this school problem. We argued it was wrong to condemn the  by-law without finding out what was really  needed.  In all fairness to the man, when we approached Captain Francis Drage with the proposition  that he should look before leaping, he embraced  the suggestion with alacrity. At Captain Drage's  instigation it was decided to include other members of various groups interested in schools here.  As it stands now there will be two car loads  of really interested people looking at the same  buildings with the same avowed intent. To get  better schooling facilities.  It should be more than interesting to see the  results. On this tour may depend a great deal. It  is not being stupid to say there will be among  that group, people who will swing, a great deal  of weight either for or against the by-law.  This suggested tour sprang from a real desire to be of service. May the decisions reached  on this trip follow the original thought.  B.C. Telephone f  Co. Spends Over ]  8 Million in '49    1  THE BC Telephone Company I  and associated companies op- ���?  erating in BC spent a record $8,-='.*'  900,000 last year on the greatest f  expansion and improvement -:|  program in the system's history.   $  This is announced by company^  officials following a review .'of j|  1949 operations which featured'!  the installation of new central |  office and outside plant equip- J  ment and the start or completion)!  of 25 building projects in various^!  parts of the system.  More cable was placed through-^  out the territory last year tharif  in any other previous year, and��  60   new   long   distance     circuits'  were added in BC and between?!  BC and outside points. ;|l  The system made the second-'  largest telephone gain in its his-f  tory with an increase of 18;940'  new instruments iri 1949, fo"r a|,  record total of 235,675 at the startf  of 1950.  Major manual switchboard ad-j^  ditions were made to 20 ex-{M  changes throughout the territoryrf  and more than 12,000 lines oi  new automatic equipment put m|  service. ^l  ���   m  Average   business   day   calling:?  hit a record high of 1,350,000 conf|  versations, compared    with    the  previous   record   of   1,281,000   i^i  1948,   and    total  long-   distance  calls increased from 5,238,995 iij  .1948 to 5,893,946 last year. }  . A record number of employee!3  ��� more than 4400 ��� were on thM  system payroll last year. tig  5Qb Glxrasi Jfefrs ��� pit.  ".'Member  Canadian  Weekly Newspapers Association  (B.C.  Division)  Authorized   as   Second   .Class   MaiJ,  ��� Post   Office- Department,   Ottawa  ���  W. A. SUTHERLAND  ..-.   Editor and- Managing  Director  Published every   Monday   by  The  Coast  News  Limited  Rates of Subscription:  12 mos. $2;  6 mos. $1;  3 mos. 50C  United States and  Foreign,  $2.50  per year.  Telephones:  Editorial    Department,.   Gibsons    45  Commercial    Printing,    Gibsons    45  ed  to  part  with   my   child   and  have her board in Gibsons.  When the q\jes3^!^;"cpf trans-?  portation was brought iip they  turned a deaf ear. They suggested the authorities would never  sanction such, a project. Can it  be that our school board is vitally lacking in the very thing it  needs most, an unselfish citizen  that will work for the whole  peninsula. Not just one small  part of it.  Yes, Mr Ritchey, your home is  in Gibsons. But my home is in  Gambier Harbour. You had the  whole cake and all I wanted were  a few crumbs. But you refused  even that, didn't you?  There is another item that  seems to be forgotten too. The  day Mrs Burns came to Gambier  Island and asked me to be polling  clerk for Mrs Boyd for this district. Do you remember saying,  Mrs Burns, that if the by-law  passed our children would benefit.  And Mr Ritchey, after the bylaw went through, do you remember telling me in front of a  group of people that the school  board had absolutely no intention of doing anything for the  children of Gambier Island?  And now, I ask you citizens  of the peninsula, where is the  integrity   of   our   school   board?  I might state here, parents and  taxpayers, that I am going to be  paid plenty if we get our school  here. But my pay is going to  benefit my children, it will not  be the kind that Mr Ritchey feels  sure Mr Drage is getting out of  it���but isn't.:  My pay will be the education  of my two children who incidentally will both be of school.age  this fall. Or is that too much pay  for a taxpayer outside of Gibsons Area?  If there is to be large school  building program in Gibsons  Area, will Mr Ritchey get the  bull dozing contract at $85 to  $100 per day? Our Mr Ritchey  can afford a substantial increase  in. taxes at that rate of pay. But  then we are not all school trus^  tees.  Mrs M. Atchison,  -Taxpayer and mother of two.  Then there was the man who  was told by his doctor to take  something warm after supper so  he took the doctor's overcoat and  two1 mufflers.  EGMONT  By  JEAN JEWRIES    '^"  THE UNITED Fishermen's Coop held its pre-annual meeting  here last Saturday. I understand  it was poorly attended, but  lengthy.  Speaking of meetings, the Egmont Consumers Co-op is holding a special meeting, in the  school house, March 4 to 7 p.m.  Purpose of the meeting will be  to amend some of .the rules. How  about a good turnout?  Local fishermen are looking  forward to a good cod season.  There are now live bait boxes in  evidence in front of nearly all  the residents.  Mrs F. Day left for Vancouver  via the Jervis on Saturday and  I'm sorry to hear she hasn't been  feeling  well for some time.  Sorry to hear Dennis Page had  to be taken to St Mary's Hospitkl  the other day. I believe he is  home now and I hope he is feeling better.  SECHELT WEST  By  MARGARET  ALLEN  MIM_M_n____n___B_-____-___---_--------M_______BB  IT WAS like the last train from  Madrid on the bus last Friday,  everyone seemed to be out for  the first time. What a difference  along the waterfront in the last  few years, it seems no time since  Mrs Genower was the only winter resident, and it was lonely.  Now they are all at the garden  stage. Terraced lawns are hard  work with the rocks but worth  while. We should be able to use  our native stones to more advantage.  I see the frame-work of a new  house being built, I believe it  belongs to a Mr and Mrs Jamieson.  Norman Taylor is home from  the Hospital. Much better but  has to rest for a. few weeks.  Mrs Zilpha McCrea had a nasty  fall, broke one of her ribs, getting better now.  . Lady-in-waiting     Mrs     Harry  Walker has gone to town for the  royal visit. ;;Also Mrs;X Frank  Walker has gone" to Abbotsford  asT lady-in-waiting_  ;X. " ;: v  Sorry to hear that Major Arnold is having a bad spell, hope  he gets better soon.  Miranda the cat has been holding a convention with the tom  next door, she has been worrying over her prospective family,  hence the following resolutions.  Be it resolved that in view of the  fact that there has been so many  mass drowning of kittens, that  more people should adopt a kitten, it might have a humanizing  effect, and save them from jumping out of windows.  Be it also resolved that as we  have Cat week, Egg week, Scout  week,     Children    Dental    Care  The  Northwest Territories havfj  a total area  of 1,300,000. square1  miles and an   estimated populal  tion of 16,000.  week, we should have Sanity*  week. Everyone should sto||  work, take a holiday to get bacl  their perspective on things, evei|  if-; they have to camp under f  tree. It: was thus scholars weri  made. Of course .they need n  all .come to Sechelt, but. we co  cater to quite a lot.  Signed,   '  Miranda and Tom?  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  Modern hairjj  styling. Com4  petent    work!  *  DOLLY '���������$  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  Captain Morgan's  in turn/"  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 flavourfui'. Both brands  make taste-tempting drinks!  m  i\  This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor  Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia. PAYING THE PIPER  1 Crooked, irregular permanent  I teeth, misshapen jaws and speech  ' defects are some of the common  results of premature loss of the  ' foundation  or baby teeth.  Your  child's first teeth are important.  Don't neglect them just because  *��ey are soon replaced.  Canada's   Leading   Commentator for Women's  Affairs  MON   ��� WED. -  9.30 A.M.  FRI.  DIAL 600  SECHELT  By "ARIES"  TEARS, idle tears, I know now  what they mean. Tears from  the depths of some divine despair  rise in the heart and gather in  the eyes in looking for the copy  that isn't there. Frankly speaking  when we spent many hours gathering news (sure it's tripe but so  what) and spend many more  with point and peck system of  typewriting and then it's not  published. THE' RAINS DON'T  COME in our case but the Wrath  does. However perhaps that unhappy chap, the proof reader,  who we accuse of having a glass  eye when he couldn't read our  squiggles now has two glass eyes  and can't read at all.  Where O where is the copy gone,  Where O where can it be,  We'point and peck and then by  heck,  Nary a word do we see.  We noticed two little boys  serving as pages at the opening  of the Legislative Assembly in  Victoria who are well known to  us locally. One, Colin Creighton  the nephew of Mr and Mrs W.  Youngson, he is * one of the  Creighton twins who spent many  vacations at Selma Park where  Mr and Mrs Creighton have their  summer home, and Dick Pome-  Don'!- Discard Those  Burst- Wafer Pipes  Have Them Welded at  Haddock's Engineering  We have a good stock of new pipe and fittings.  Agent for Vivian and Chrysler Marine  Engines  Phone Pender Harbour 9-S  DIRECTORY  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  Typewriter Sales and  Service  Agent for Remington  For Fast, Accurate Service  see  COLIN WINGRAVE  Gibsons,  B.C.  SARBAGE 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  IFT STORE  '  Headquarters for Wool,  Notions,  Cards,  Toys,  Miscellaneous Gifts  Gibsons 5-10-15 Store  Left of Post Office  Gibsons, B.C.  BILL'S TAXI  Reliable 24 Hour Service  Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Bill Mervyn  Phone Halfmoon Bay 7-U  TRANSFER-TRUCKERS  LAND CLEARING  Bulldozing ��� Clearing  Grading ��� Excavating  Road Building  PHONE  A.   E.   RITCHEY  Gibsons 86, Gibsons, B.C.  PLUMBING-HARDWARE  HANSEN TRANSFER  GENERAL CARTAGE  GOOD BUSHWOOD  Phone Sechelt  28  Sechelt, B.C.  PLUMBING and HEATING  Hardware, Plumbing Supplies  Heating Necessities  "Serving the Peninsula"  X Marshal I's  Hardware  ^   Phone  Gibson���33  i  SUNSET HARDWARE  GIBSONS  Registered Plumbers  PLUMBING  Sales   and   Contracting  REAL ESTATE  Specialist in Coast. Property,  Gorisiolidated Brokers Ltd.  Gulf Coast Offices  Gibsons and Sechelt  Phone  37  Always,. any negotiation that  involves John L. Lewis reminds  us of the early day motor cars  -_the kind /that ; broke down  while standing still. ;  It may be destiny that shapes  our ends, but many a flapper has  found that these electric reducing machines help.  roy whose father was Constable  Pomeroy, stationed here at one  time.  We have a mother and daughter here who celebrate their  birthday  on the  same  day.  We  wish them both many happy returns, Mrs Bob Cook and Dere-  lyn. Evidently mother did not  have a party but Derelyn did  with a nice cake with candles  and all the extras; helping to  tuck away the goodies were Derelyn and little sister Susan, Mer-  illy and Ditty Jay, Jennette Whipple, Ruth Lumsden, Diane Mc-  . Coll, Diana Wheeler, Dorothy  Larsen, Darlene Laycock, Margaret Williams and Joan Chambers, and mother didn't do so  badly either from friend husband.  Saw Mr Brooker Senior recently. He tells me the hand is coming along very nicely.  Now Stewart Killick has a poisoned hand. Sorry Stewart, hope  its-not serious.  What's all this stuff about  Thelma Brooker and a new car.  Well, well, well, doesn't take  long for people to jump to conclusions. We had a snappy chap  here one day for lunch and Thelma dropped in for a few minutes  and he offered to drive her back  to work, must say though he's a  "Guy wot's got poisonality" and  the car, oh, boy. Thelma, like  yours truly, will never have anything more snazzy than a wheel  barrow. One wheels in the wood.  So stop it, eh?  Bob Kent, popular Union Store  employee, has gone to Vancouver for a few days. Also Ed Hancock employed in the same place  and just as popular.  Noticed Mrs Hascamp back  once more from Seattle looks  very well. We thought the  change did her good.  Was   reading   the     article    re  boarding houses  for  school students where are there any summer homes suitable for this purpose.   Ye  Gods,  the  kids  would  freeze to death. Surely there are  lots of lonely people with good  permanent- homes    who    would  accommodate  the    odd    student  and   very gted; of  the - chance.  First, for company and secondly  to help a  child continue school.  The school  board helps, a  little  on the financial end of the deal  and the company of a nice teenage girl or boy fully compensates  for   any  trouble    involved    and  they  go   home  every week   end  leaving one to plan a little outing.   This   last  winter  was   cold  enough.  Even houses  with, furnaces   found  it   hard    to    keep  warm. And it would cost a small  fortune  to   alter  some   of   these  places   that   are,   after   all,   only  built for the summer months.  Mrs H. Parr Sawyer is spending a few days in Vancouver.  Mrs Margaret Newcomen was  a very surprised lady last week  when she was entertained at the  home of Mrs Graham Collison at  a wonderful baby shower. Many  gifts were received in a beautifully decorated baby cradle.  Amongst those present were Mrs  (Continued  on Page  5)  Weak, Tired, Nervous,  Pepless Men, Women  Get New Vim, Vigor, Vitality  Say goodbye to these weak. Always tired feelings.  . depression and nervousness due to weak, thin  blood. Get up feeling fresh, be peppy all day. have  plenty ot vitality left 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 acquainted" slie  only 60e. Try Ostrex Tonic Tablets for new, normal pep, vim, vigor, this very day. At all druggists.  THE COAST  NEWS,  Monday,  Feb.  27,   1950  3  Notice of Hearing  On  Sechelt Water  Rates  Take notice that a public  hearing will be held by the  Public Utilities Commission -  at the Canadian Legion  Hall, Sechelt, B.C., commencing at 2:30 p.m. on  March 7th, 1950, on an application of Union Estates  Limited for the consent of  the commission to an increase oi water rates at Sechelt, details of which were  published by the applicant  in January, 1950.  DATED February 20, 1950.  Public Utilities Commission  W. A. Carrothers, Chairman  Congratulated  GAMBIER HARBOUR ��� Word  of congratulation has been received from A. J. Wickens by  Francis Drage on recently being  honored by the parent group of  the Army, Navy and Airforce  Veterans.  Signed by Major Wickens, a  member of the Railway Commission in Canada. The letter assures  the recipient that recent honors  were well deserved.  Spring Fashion  Favorite  teration chart to help you in  fitting your dresses, write to the  Canadian Needlecraft Association  Ltd., Room 1011, Dominion  Square Bldg., Montreal 2, Que.,  asking for "Yours for a Perfect  Fit" Leaflet No. CN-2. Please  enclose a stamped, self-addressed  envelope.  /_? FOR QUALITY PL&M8IM ^  PRINTED silks are back again  this season and the ladies who  do their own dressmaking will  see a widely-varied selection displayed during National Sew and  Save Week, Feb. 18th to 25th. If  you would like to have a sewing  leaflet giving you the pattern  number for the attractive spring  dress pictured above, and an al-  BATHS  SINKS  BOILERS  TOILETS  BASINS  AT CITY PRICES  MARSHALL'S  HARDWARE  "Serving   the   Peninsula"  GIBSONS 33  ,  In   Conjunction   with  Cecil   Lawrence  Taxi Sir  CalS BILL HUNTER  Sechelt 48  Wxz ��oast Ketus ���  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 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  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  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  timmn���w^  i*W'  FAMOUS Goblin vacuum cleaner. Regular price, $69.50. Now  rock bottom at $53.50. Apply Union Store, Sechelt. 32  WEANER pigs, seven weeks old.  R. H. Henton, West Sechelt. 1  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  ELECTRIC refrigerator, 5.3 c. f.  Under guarantee.    Also    baby  bassinette as new. Sechelt 40.  2705-31  FOR SALE:  27-FT.   BOAT,    Chrysler  motor;  Vaughn drag saw on new float.  Clarence Newcombe, Sechelt,  B.  C. 2704-31  WANTED: ~~  FORD   "A"   Pickup   or   similar.  Any   condition.   Box   1,   Coast  News. 1 THE COAST  NEWS,  Monday,  Feb.  27,   1950  Voice of the Manitou  MATURED  AND  BOTTLED  IN  ENGLAND  MMd HART  ROYAL NAVY  By CLARENCE JOE  This advertisement is not published  or displayed by the Liquor Control  Board or by the Government of  British Columbia.  LABOUR for the first church at  Sechelt was supplied by younger   braves   in   building.   Others  were  out earning    money    and  rushing to supply food to  keep  their carpenters going.  . After the completion of their  first church which isn't much  different from the present one  there came a very historic opening event. The. Catholic Indians  from many parts of BC were invited to this celebration.1 This  lasted   a   whole   week  complete  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. NAYLOR  ROBERTS CREEK  Phone Roberts Creek 24K  SCHEDULE  OF   PASSENGER AND   EXPRESS  SERVICE  Schedule Nd. 15 * ��� Effecfive September 29/ ^49  Subject to Change Without Notice  PENINSULA  Tuesday  NORTHBOUND  Lv. VANCOUVER 9:30 a.m.  WILSON CREEK 11:45 a.m.  SECHELT 12:15 noon  HALFMOON BAY 1:15 p.m.  Ar. PENDER HARBOUR    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.  Saturday  Lv. VANCOUVER  WILSON CREEK  *SECHELT  Ar.  HALFMOON BAY  9:30 a.m.  11:45 a.m.  12:15 noon  1:15 p.m.  Sunday  Lv. VANCOUVER  Ar.  *SECHELT  7:30  9:45  p.m.  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  3:00  4:00  4:15  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  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  HALFMOON BAY  *SECHELT  WILSON CREEK  Ar. VANCOUVER  2:00  3:00  p.m.  p.m.  4:00 p.m.  4:15 p.m.  6:30 p.m.  ��� -r.       ;���     _-w *-..|  Foot of Nicola Street, Vancouver-���TA. 2141  .>~��ji..  ���f���^  with Indian games    and    track  meet.  Approximately 3000 Indians  witnessed this event. All were  supplied with food before they  returned to their homes.  About the year 1902 our forefathers had a problem on their  hands regarding the future of  their children. The white man's  way of business in earning a living was somewhat different to  that of the red man.  The Sechelt tribes called a gathering to discuss as to how they  were going to keep up; learn the  new language and hold their  own in trading.  To build a school was the answer to their worries. But that  was when how, when and where,  cropped up. Also where were the  tribes to go for financial aid?  The late chief Johnny had a  suggestion which he gave to the  gathered tribes. In general his  idea was something that was badly needed and Jervis Inlet would  be a suitable place for hand logging shows.  At that time the first white  man to operate a store was the  late Bert Whitaker who rented  one of the Indian's homes for  his new business which was all  Indian trade.  Soon an agreement was reached between the Indians and Mr  Whitaker who took the contract  to build the first Indian school.  The school was soon under way  and thus the fast self-supporting  natives were soon helping to  clear the land.  About a third of the men were  ordered to remain at Sechelt by  the tribal chiefs in order to assure sufficient help in the new  project. The remainder went into the woods and started their  own logging show, in turn selling  the logs to Bert Whitaker in order to offset the heavy account.  Two white carpenters were  hired and they bossed the construction show. It took more than  six months to complete the  school.  A three-storey wooden building it had accomodation for  80  Hassans'  Pender harbour, b.c.  '���;-' ���.'''-'���;'���'���' " *'' '  %he Olcl-EstafeSish^d ^f  General     Store  SUPPLYING  FAMILIES,  FISHERMEN AND  CAMPS  Latest  in   Novelties  and  Toys.  Fish Buyers  HOME GAS STATION  Mechanical Refrigeration  Fresh Deliveries on Hand  Always.  ; Steer for  Hassans' Landing  Midway South Shore  BILL SLATER  on  The genial emcee of the popular "animal,  Tegetable or mineral" game each Monday  evening at 9:30/Liaten to the panel of  experts who are featured each week  TWENTY QUESTIONS on . - .  Wtt&M^^  t_I__I!_EEE_  GOING PI ACES WITH MUTUAL  children on the grand day of  opening.  Tribal father took on the job  of supplying the new school  with all necessities. This they did  for five years until the Oblate  Fathers took a hand in advising  our forefathers. Sisters of the  Child Jesus came all the way  from   France   to    help    in'   the  teaching. Sister Superior, Mother  Theresine, took charge as principal.  After five years the Indian Department took over. I would like  to mention that the Sechelt Indians never asked for any compensation from the federal government for this school. But certain privileges were promised  Indian children from the Sechelt  reserve. But I must state that  very few of these promises have  ever been kept.  Bowen Island  By pearl punnett  MRS K_ Rodger with her friend,  Miss Nora Stewart, of St John,  NB, left this week for a month's  holiday in California, going down^  as far as Los Angeles.  Sorry to hear that Mrs Dan  McLeod has gone to hospital  again. Hope it is not too serious,  and that she will be back home  soon.  We are back again to winter  after having such a nice spring  day on the 20th. Arise the next  morning to find everything covered with snow and real sloppy  at that.  The weather is still holding  up most of the logging operations  here.  5 DAY LAUNDRY - DRY CLEANING  RUSH ORDERS ARRANGED  USE THE BUSES OR ANY OF THESE AGENTS  HOPKINS ��� Post Office Store.  GRANTHAMS ���The Store x  ROBERTS CREEK ��� M and W Store  WILSON CREEK ��� The Coffee Shop  DAVIS BAY���Whitaker's Trading Post  or call  Gibsons Laundry  PHONE 100  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  mi  % PIONEER Power  Saw  The Pioneer is (he answer io the great demand for a one-man power saw  which will give continuous reliable service under all working conditions.  The lightest saw on the market today.    Weighs only 28 lbs.  A deluxe model at no extra cost.  Leading the field with ...  ��� The New Mnlti-Port Engine ��� Differential double-acting Oil Pump,  ��� Tagger Swivel ��� Automatic Rewind Starter  ��� Finger-light Clutch. ��� Filtered Fuel System  See it and try it.at your local dealer  Supplied with bar and chain  14" 18"   24"  30"  |   Mail this advartisamant to th* raprasantatlra bf low with jfOMf  ll  I   namt .and addrast and wa will sand you full partictitan. fi  *   *"��� / ll  Addras*.  VANCOUVER,  B.C;  I      ���'   -p  ����� ���"��� . "���.... . . i        i        ' ll  ^i*ytUi-rkzMbM.;.sziM fiMjft  NORTH   BAY.   ONT.  PURVES E. RITCHIE & SON LTD.  656 Homer St., Vancouver, B.C. MORE ABOUT . . .  SECHELT  (Continued from Page  3)  Graham Collison, Mrs B.  Seely,  Mrs BH1 Schptt, Ivirs Fred Willow's, tytrs Bert Simm, Mrs Dun-  c___v''Mc��oU, Mrs A. Wygard, Mrs  43. Stockwell, Mrs E. Parr Pearson, Mr$ A, Plumridge, Mrs J.  Morrison and Mrs B.  Lumsden.  Remember some years ago one  saw wild-eyed women dashing  home around five o'clock with a  can opener in one-hand and six  store buns in the other? They  were the bridge fiends. Now we  have another game which looks  as tho? it might turn out the same  way. We refer to CANASTA.  Quite a number of Canasta part  ies on herabouts. Some of those,  smitten with the bug are Mr and  Mrs W. Deane, Mr and Mrs Stewart   Killick,   Mrs   Alice   French,  Miss Elsie Turner, Major and  Mrs C. Arnold, Mrs Thelma  Brooker, Mr H. Brooker Senior,  Mr Fred Archer and I'm sure lots  of others. We play quite often  ourselves and quite recently picked up three jokers first hand  making us very popular for the  rest of the evening.  Recent distinguished visitors  to Sechelt were Mr and Mrs John  B. Evans staying with Mr and  Mrs Jack Evans of Marine Drive,  West Sechelt. Mr J. B. Evans  operates a radio station under  the Mutual network in Georgia,  Alabama, and after leaving here  has gone, through Canada to Ottawa.  A very pleasant surprise party  on the occasion of her birthday  was given to Mrs Elliott (many  happy     returns,     Mrs     Elliott).  Those calling were Mrs Meyers,  Mrs Grainger, Mrs Temple, Mrs  Livesay, and Mrs McKissock and  Mrs H. Wood.  Hear that Mr and Mrs Louis  Hansen will be leaving us and  business carried on by son Neil.  Sorry to see them go and hope it  won't be for long. We shall miss  Louis' wisdom in the various  meetings which he has always  attended but Mrs Hansen has not  been feeling very well and the  change will do her good and as  THE COAST NEWS, Monday,  Feb. 27,   1950  long as their home is here there     back. We have noticed that peo-  is always a chance they may be    pie do come back in time.  FOR  A. L. (ALF) BRUYNEEL  Selma Park, B.C. Phone Sechelt 72H  ''Bookkeeping by Mail" is Practical, Convenient and  Economical.  m  mm  *mzm  **&**.  ,'fry,  }.\.  v' -^',  W.  yjr->  ,*y  __-*_������  KW'fc'kt'r >  y&~(&&%r?  ' '���      \/LW'"'ir    '���  r    r rrrVfyr  r^r    .  *tfr����  ("���rZ'4/,//.     i  ��V-Sr>����*ri  .Y  ;\  \  6��  m.  f&w  if <-<  '*/&  ���yym<*  Wt  &m  h*#r-  I never thought I  would need hospital  insurance, but, having  received it, lam very grateful  for being relieved of all  financial worries"  Say�� MRS. RACHEL V. CAMPBELL  ��� V  \V_  v*  M  ..,J^U  '&%  ����'  A-.  './'-i  .' r.  .      J  \*SP  '?'*'  &***  R&   _���*  '-'; 'm  111 health is not the only thing that  can put you in hospital. Mrs. Rachel  V. Campbell, a widow of Victoria,  B.C., fell while house cleaning,  fractured her hip and received $1372  worth of hospital care.  HOSPITAL INSURANCE PAID THE BILL  One in six of all British Columbians  were hospitalized and had their hills  paid last year hy the B.C. Hospital  Insurance Service*  ro.M mi* aa  THE PROVINCE OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  ����,_T^^Khospital insurance service  STATEMENT OF ^^^K^���"- T^L-*  HOSPITAL mOI��TW��TIOW NO  4 827070404  B E N E F I C I A R-Y  MRS    RACHEL  VICT OR I A    B  CAMPBELL   Y~���E  1 Ol  _sa__ ______  AMOUNT PAID   1372;40  ii  ^"  '   ������-       ���-���������-   ���       '"" ���       '" ' " " 0   ROOM. * RAY AND LAWRATORY ,AC,L.T.tt.OR��...NC��. ����CR.���� ���  *H   INDIVIDUAL   MAY   BE   TREATED ,��     C-AM ILY '  LATE PAYMENT���After March 1st, 1950, there  will he a waiting period of one month for persons  who have not paid a premium for 6 months  coverage in 1950. During this period they will not  be eligible for hospital benefits. This has been  introduced to prevent persons from paying their  premium one day and going to hospital the next*  Such a practice is unfair to the great majority  who have been making their pre-payments at  the proper time.  ALWAYS NOTIFY YOUR  LOCAL  OFFICE  OF CHANGE OF STATUS   OR  ADDRESS AS SOON AS IT OCCURS. AN UP-TO-DATE RECORD IS IStENTIAL  TO MAINTAIN PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY.  H_-t-30 6  THE COAST NEWS, Monday,  Feb. 27,   1950  Covers Wild Field.  MAKING his maiden speech in Parliament Buildings at Victoria   yesterday   afternoon,   B.   M.   Maclntyre,   Coalition  memb.er for Mackenzie riding, addressed the 22nd British Columbia Legislature in reply to the Speech from the Throne.  He offered Madame Speaker, Mrs Nancy Hodges, congratulations on her appointment to a high post, on behalf of the  electors of Mackenzie, and went on to deal with a number of  practical points for his riding .and the province at large.  DISCUSSES  HOSPITAL ACT  our tax rate to provide these  vitally-needed new schools."  SMALL LOGGER IMPORTANT  Speaking of forest industries,  Mr Maclntyre declared that "No  man is more important to the  economy of the province than our  small logging operator.'  "If you doubt this, look what  happens when he is forced to  close because of weather or other  conditions.  "The small operators fear that  the great resources of our provincial forests may pass into the  hands of a few by the indiscriminate granting of forest management licenses.  "While we know it is not the  intent of this legislation to permit this, we must admit that the  possibility does exist. It is not a  healthy condition. .   ..   .  "I pray that the Ministry of  Lands may continue to keep. as  tight a check-reign on the granting of forest licenses as it has so  far maintained."  And then Mr Maclntyre came  to public works, in which'he felt  constituents in Mackenzie were  interested.  "The Department of Public  Works and the Minister are to  be highly complimented on the  far-reaching plan now in effect  toward permanent development  of main highways.  "The people of the rural areas  are fair-minded and they do not  resent the large appropriations  made for major highways. But  they do feel their road problems  must receive fair and immediate  consideration, not three, or four  years hence, when the government's present major highway  program is completed."  PUNCHY COMEBACK v   .  The  previous  day,   Opposition  Leader  Harold   Winch had  said  that the Liberals and the Con-,,  servatives were now married, although it was not a happy marriage.  In his conclusion, Mr Madlri-  tyre, one of four straight Coali^  tionists in the House, referred  to the statement:  "I take this opportunity of  thanking the Leader of the Opposition for stating that-the Liberals and Conservatives "are properly married, because, as a Coalitionist, I am a child of that  union."   '-'-���  '��  In reference to the B C Hospitalization Act, Mr Maclntyre said  it was "the government's responsibility to supply service within  the  existing premiums.  "I believe that a compulsory  payroll deduction, or payment at  the source of ^ income, is vital.  Everyone should carry a paid-up  card.  "Those unable to pay must be  supplied with such a card. This  group includes mainly widows,  veterans' wives and dependent  parents'  pensioners.  "These unfortunate people  should not be treated with less  generosity than old-age pensioners, especially in view of the  fact that their allowance does  not equal that of senior citizens."  SUPPORTS INDIANS  Speaking of Indian citizens, Mr  Maclntyre said:  . "Off the reservation, we tax  them with licenses, sales taxes,  and all the other taxes.. In turn  we give them nothing to meet  this increased cost of living. We  are obtaining money under false  pretenses.  . "I suggest that since they are  under the direction of the Department of Indian Affairs at Ottawa, our provincial government  at least give them the provincial  share of the old-age pension. .  "A progressive step of the 21st  OBITUARY  GIBSONS lost another one of its  -.-���old-time residents, when Mr W..  Blaney of the Headlands passed  away last week, he was buried in  Vancouver. Many will remember  him  as  he  walked  through   our  midst  with   that   little  tan   dog.  A very fine person, with a great  sense of humor. I remember him,  at the farewell party for Mr and'  Mrs J. Fitchett before they left  for  England,  an artist    on -  the  mouth organ, he gave us a very  fine evening. He had been ill for  a long time. He was a very good  neighbor.  WALL  Dries in 20 in  tOO per cent  WASHABLE  | s'rty to Ose>^ Stir anil* 5  SPRfA  JlW^. XIIKOSSOW  Spred Satin, amazing new  paint. New formula, similar  to synthetic rubber! Ready  Mixed! Easy brushing!  Covers plaster, wallboards,  woodwork, and even wallpaper. 14 colors!  gGliddenX  HOWE SOUND  TRADING  CO.  GIBSONS  Legislature was to give them the  franchise. Let us show them this  was not a hollow gesture."  On new school building construction,; Mr 'Maclntyre said:  "Activities, in Mackenzie riding are typical of those throughout the province.  SCHOOLS WORTH IT  "The school district to the  north of Powell River district is  spending $352,000 on new schools;  Powell River District is spending  $950,000. The results are worth it.  "In Sechelt School District, a  school by-law was thrown out on  a technicality. The delay is regrettable. Conditions there are  deplorable. Schools are held in  basements and shacks, often with  two or three inches of water ;#6n  the floors.  "For the past thirty or forty  years, very few schools have been  built in the province.  "We are now paying rapidly  for our sins of omission. I hope  the people of British Columbia  will not protest at a few mills on  echelt-Jervis  Co.  Your Local Complete Marine Towing Service  LOG TOWING ��� YARDING ��� SCOWS -  PILE DRIVING ��� SALVAGE  DREDGING  Special Facilities for Quick Movement' of Cats, Logging Trucks and  General Camp Equipment  PHONE US COLLECT FOR RATES  GIBSONS ��� Mr. Reg Godfrey, Tel. Granthams 56  SECHELT ��� Coast News, Phone 32  PENDER HARBOUR���-Bill Donley, c/o Hassan's Store, Tel.  6U  NANAIMO���The  Nanaimo Towing Co.  Ltd.  Tel., Day 555; Night 1497 or 305  Area Agent���Mr. H. Spalding, Pender Harbour, Tel. 6 S 2  Bumper to Bumper Know-How  -iiirr  AT THE  SILVER GRILLE  PRICE CUTS  TERMS  FORD % ton. Was $1545. NOW ...   .... $1524 f.o.b. Windsor  1 ton EXPRESS. Was $1848. NOW  $1745 f.o.b. Windsor  These Reduced New Trucks Are Here  Silver Grille Service Stands Behind All Our Sales  THESE BUYS ARE OUTSTANDING  Second Hand Chevs.���Fords���All Types  SERVICE IS THE MOTTO  VALVE GRINDING WITH LATEST EQUIPMENT  GREASING  CHECKING  WELDING  RADIATOR REPAIRS  WILSON CREEK  HOME OF THE  FREE ESTIMATES Printed   Letterheads  Printed  Envelopes  Dodgers,  Programs  Sales Bills  1��l>ar��ain is not uglily f^ pressure or  impulse buying. And a bargain is not always what it seems.  In printing, for instance, even though you might shave prices  five or ten percent by shopping all over the city, you might  find that your economy was a bit costly.  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 commeKcial 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  sizes and styles  4-  #  Paper  of all  Qualities  and ail sizes  Folders,   Price   Lists  ������. Color Printing  ��  RUBBER STAMPS  Commercial Printing Dept  Phone Gibsons 4 S  any kind  Order from Us is  THE COAST  NEWS, Monday,  Feb.  27,   1950  Federal Member Doing Europe ...  tfimmy Sinclair Tells Of  Travels in fiFurrin5 Parts  ��  IN A BREEZY letter written to Ray Raimondo, president of the  Mackenzie Riding, Provincial Liberal Association, James  Sinclair MP who is currently engaged in arranging settlement  bf debts outstanding between Canada and seven European  countries, tells of his travels and his meeting with European  greats. Mr Sinclair wrote:  By E. NESTMAN  WE HAVE now spent six days  in Italy, one in Venice and a  Wm. McFadderi  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?  STOCK-REDUCING  CLEARANCE  in  DRY GOODS  HARDWARE  CHINA  ETC.  MURDOCH'S  Marine Supply  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  Fresh Cement  New Stock  ���  Sand  Gravel  ��� Agricultural Tile  ��� Chimney  Materials  ��� Bricks  ��� Pumice  ��� Chimney Blocks  SECHELT  BUILDING  SUPPLIES  PHONE 60  . few in Rome, and are leaving for  Athens in the morning, so this  evening I thought I would drop  you a line about our trip.  I was naturally delighted when  Abbott asked me to go along as  his representative on this mission. In the period between VE  day and the beginning of  UNNRA, US, UK and Canada  supplied goods to the civilian  population of the conquered and  liberated countries, as a loan.  Canada's share was 70 million  dollars, and I was sent, abroad to  collect it. We have now made  good settlements with Holland,  Belgium, Luxembourg, . Yugoslavia and France. We are having difficulty here and will not  get very much but they have not  much to give. We go on to Greece,  Western Germany, Denmark and  Norway.  The trip has been an incredibly  interesting one. I saw most of  Europe as a student 20 years ago  but that was at a pretty low level.  Today we are met by our ambassadors and negotiate with the  ministers of Finance and Economic Affairs of e'ach country. Negotiations are difficult, because  I'm not a good haggler, but we  have been surprisingly successful. I have a very able councel-  lor with me, an expert on foreign loans from our department.  We have been royally entertain,-  ed in the evenings by the various governments.  Yugo-Slavia and my meeting  with Tito was by far the most  interesting. Belgium and Luxembourg are the most successful  countries we have been in, Italy  the poorest/The ytroublie isj&er  rich are tbV.Bph7"^^.tiiq/*poqac  too desperately pobiv arid there  are too many of them. In Belgium. France and Italy too as  well as great economic troubles  they have continuous political  troubles���too many parties, endless coalitions which fall part,  complete lack of public confidence in the government.  Canada  LAMB  FINE OLD  NAVY RUM  Bottled ��r Shipped bcf  ALFRED LAMBsSONL���  LONDON,ENGLAND  This advertisement is not published oi  displayed by the Liquor Control Board or  bv the Governnierit bf British Columbia.  Annual meeting Elphinstone Branch  Vfctdtf&h Order of. Nurses. March 9 at  8 p.m., Sechelt. Legion Hall. Annual  reports and elections of officers. .All  residents are invited to attend.  THEY TELL me ivir C.  Ohiesel  of the  Bay area,  has left for  New York, where he will fly to  Europe.  The annual meeting of the VON  Board will be held March 8th in  Legion Hall at Sechelt. Election  of officers, and yearly reports  will be on the agenda. A St Patricks tea in aid of St Mary's  Church at Gibsons, will be held  at the home of Mrs Nestman in  Gibsons, March 17th, 2 until 5  p.m.  Will the party who borrowed  three books from the lending library at Mrs Nestman's kindly  bring them back,, they are overdue, and Mr Donaldson would  like to have the party's name,  as they did not leave their name.  The books are Young Mrs Savage, Prince of Foxes, and Poison  Poker, and Pistols. One of the  books is a government library  book, and must be returned as  book's due to be sent back to  Victoria.  Mr George Evans is home and  around again after his sojourn in  Vancouver hospital. Wilf Nestman home for couple of days.  The Pursepa, out of drydock after two months' stay in Vancouver, on way to Pender Harbour  put into Gibsons, due to weather  stayed over couple of days.  Camps opening in the district,  gradually, and boys slowly getting back to work. Don Tyson  leaving this morning, Jimmy will  be around for while longer. Twin  Creeks back to work again also.  This is good news, to all of us, to  see them back to work. Mrs Mary  Solnik away to town for few  days.  Just wondering, when they going to get that Shell Oil station  opened, that corner is sure an  eyesore these days. Will certainly be nice when it is all fixed  up. They tell me they will be  starting a new building right  next door to Shell, soon as they  can get digging. Better ask Jimmy Veitch about that one.,  5 * Dob't know where jmy column .  has got to the last two issues. I '  sent it in, what happen Ed.  Mr and Mrs Morry Duprez to  take up residence in Gibsons,  until fishing season starts. Will  be back again next fall.  Hope this one reaches the paper. After all they can't do this  to us, or can they. Cliff Leach has  obtained leave of absence for  next three months, and will be  in Vancouver, on Doctor's orders,  and the U S are lucky to have  governments with good working  majorities so that this is at least  political stability.  Italy may be the poorest country yet, but it is still the loveliest  ���we have had fine weather and  managed quite a bit of sightseeing. I only wish we could  open up our Italian immigration  regulations, for there are thousands of fine people here anxious  to get to Canada.  The BritisTi election is quite a  battle. People don't like the socialists and distrust the tories.  There is a real hunger for a  middle-of-the-road party, but  unfortunately the Liberals let  their organization die over the  last ten years.  mmmm  SELMA PARK  STORE NEWS  If you have spring fever  and rarin' to get in your  garden, come in and see our  seeds and fertilizers. A few  items you may need for  spring cleaning are Old  Dutch Cleanser, Spick and  Span, Powdered and Liquid  Ammonia, Glass Wax, Bon-  Ami, etc. We sell Laco Light  Bulbs and they last longer  than any other bulbs (I  think). Have you tried Little Dipper Cake Mix made  in B.C.? You can't miss. We  have other brands made in  other parts also. To keep  your pots and pans shining  Use S.O.S. To keep your  windows shining use Gold  Seal Glass Wax. And to  keep your face shining, use  a smile.  FRED WILLOWS.  will have to slow down. Hope  you will soon be OK Cliff and  back on the job.  Made the trip to Roberts  Creek the other night to the VON  .Board meeting, in Dr Inglis' car.  The doctor is a very brave man  to venture the trip, but on the  way he brought out his little  black book, and every spot in  the road where it was bad, he  would stop and refer to the book,  and we would get through, seems  he had made notes being over  the road before, that one side of  bad spot could be navigated  through, and the next bad spot  it would be the other side, and  we got through in fine form.  Passed a couple of unfortunates  on the way home, who had deserted the car. Left it high and  dry in the mud.  Testing the water to see if  swimming was going to be good,  the other night Earle Bingley  went in clothes and all. Seems he  was tying up the Machigonne,  and fell in. Brrr, pretty cold, eh  Earle.  Jack Inglis also took a ducking, when he fell in down in  front of Eric's place, noticed him  outside later ringing out everything he owned, while he was  wearing a few clothes a little on  the large size. Little too cold for  water sports yet so the boys say.  That wreck you saw Jack tow-  P-TA NOTES  MRS JOSIE Davies appointed td  treasurer's position to fill unexpired term of Mrs .Whiting who  has gone to Vancouver. Opeh  house in Gibsons Schools Wednesday afternoon, Ma3.c_i 8. Alt.  parents cordially- invited/ tea Will  be served, and teachers hope to  see a good turnout for this very  worthwhile day. Visit youf  school, this is a good time to see  what conditions both pupils and  teachers work under.  A dance under the auspices 6f  Gibsons P-TA will be held March  4th at 9 p.m. Purpose of promoting interest in "Square Dancin|,*'  this is an invitation to all williilg  to learn and those willing to  teach.   Come   and   have  a   good  time. "   .  ���--.  to weather and water. Eric salvaged the lumber, sort of a sorry"  thing to see what had been ,.'.&'  home in such a sorry state of disrepair. - ���   '  According  to  reports Norm&h'  and his family have left for the"  East. y\  Here's one for your little bladjkl  book: \  Folks should always go to churehl  If only for a visit. ;'X|  For one day they'll be.carried ifi.M  And the Lord will say "Whb,f  is it" ... yj  And as the girl said to the sdfcl  ing in was the home of the Hycke    lor, must be going, here comijS__  family, the roof had caved in due    the bus. ��� JX  ;��� A man sure does get around in this game. It was just the  .other day that I had a rush call to Selma Park���a woman  was having trouble with her furnace. Being wise iri the ways  of the world she called LAURIE SPECK to fix it. So we did  ���in very short order. Well sir, it was just two days ago this  same woman phones us up and says, "Mister Speck, some*.  thing's wrong with the drain pipe around this house. I was  just wondering if you know anything about making 'a new  one. The water is simply pouring down from the roof arid I'm  afraid that my little dog will get wet when he goes out for  his exercise."  You know what the roads are like just now? We made it  just the same, twice that same day. Once to look the job  over and the next time to install the new gutter pipe she  needed. That woman was sure grateful. We had tea and I  listened to her tell about her dog and her husband. She sure  thought the world of her spaniel.  Just as I Was leaving I got a chance to get hi my licks.  "Lady," I sez. "When you called  LAURIE SPECK  to fix your drain and before that, your stove, you called the.  best in'the business. Anytime you need help in tinsmithing br  ^Jheate^work; jus�� phone Gibsons 64^R.  'i  i  ^  w/<ffli]^&*  TONIC TIME  MALTEVOL:  An original tonic  $2  ^^o��S_sSl^  'fl��2L  L��*^gSg3��Sfs&  Neo Chemical  Food  Syrup form for  children.  $1.35#    $2.95,    $4.95  Capsules for Adults  $1.45,     $2.65  &*��S^��4*��  OUR DOUBLE  SYSTEM  Guarantees  sold only  Where you  SEE  THIS  SION   �����>  PIMAMHS  Our Pharmacy  Service is  re*/ pennies  A DAY  PLENAMIN8  U(  Stores  to  Serve  , "Vitamin  Sufficiency"- ~  is necessary for. vigorous health���  stamina to meet the fast pace of  modern living. PLENAMIN5 supply  six essential vitamins���plus the  added value of Liver a nd Iron.  30's t.85       200'sS��75        GIBSONS      SECHELT

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