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Array Serving a Progressive and Growing  Area on B. C.'s Southern Coast.  Cover?  Sechelt,  Gibsons,  Port Mel-  Squamish,   Irvines  Moon   Bay,   Hardy  Harbour,     Wilson  Creek,   Granthams  Landing, Egmont, Hopkins Landing.  Brackendale,    Cheekeye, Selma Park,  etc.  Ion,   Woodfibre,  Landing,   Half  Island,     Pender  Creek,   Roberts  PtTB_-IS_r__D BY THE COAST NEWS, ilMITEB  Business Office: Gibsons, B.C. National Advertising' Office, Powell Stiver, B.C.  Gibsons, B. C.  Monday, March 27, 1950  5c per copy, $2.00 per year, by mail  "LET GO the stern line, please."  p     The   voice   came   out   of   the  I dark, clear yet courteous as if  the man were in the habit of  taking orders himself and knew  how to word them so they sound-  ; ed like pleasantries.  Harry Roach leaned over the  rail and watched the ever widening black strip between the Davis  \ Bay wharf and the still lighted  Cardena. "Let go the head,  please." Back it came, "Let go  the head," and then, 'Thanks a  lot gentlemen. A pleasant good  jinight to you all."  A voice from the 'dark  wharf  answered. "You're welcome, Har��-  .,ry.   Watch   yourself   and   hurry  .back."  . In a matter of minutes a quiet  ^'powerful throbbing could be felt  '���"to grow from the faintest mur-  tonur into something that vibrat-  red the whole wooden being of  *the good ship, Cardena.  . Northward bound, the lights of  >tSech'elt slipped by the port side  as if they had been placed there  toy some gnome who had an eye  for the pleasant.  All around was dark which  made the riding lights from the  passing tug look like glow worms  Von stilts. A short, friendly hoot  came from near the top of the  Cardena's stack. The tugs answer sounded like a friendly terrier saying, "Hi," to the mastiff  of the sea.  A ship's, officer hurried past  on the now darkened deck and  an excited, silly little giggle came  from a dark blur snugged, even  now against the for'ard winch.  A lubricated logger weaved his  way. through the doorway and  stumbled into the gangplank- lay-  lno$h^  were^ without"' feeling," like that  of some animal that had run up  against an obstacle but didn't  have the imagination to be an-1  noyed. The piano was louder now  and someone started singing, "My  Little Grey Home in the West."  The stars were very close;  brighter than they had ever been  before. As the water swept past  the side, a long white streak  slanted away from the bow to  disappear into the black between  the ship's side and the distant  itoutline  of Vancouver Island.  The  mountains   seemed to be  (Continued on Page 8)  Island's Not  To Get Power  GAMBIER ISLAND ��� Hopes  for electrification of Gambier and Keats Islands have  been dashed by a recent letter from the BCER Coy.. Ltd.  Signed by A. J. Taylor, customer's services manager, the  letter informed residents of  the two islands, that owing to  the high cost of power cable  from Bowen Island and the  nearing development of Clowholm Falls, it would be poor  business to push through the  long   awaited   power.  Residents feel little disappointment as they had expected something in this vein  following release of Power  Commission plans for development on the peninsula.  .  Your Fire Donations  Are Welcome Things  GIBSONS ��� Many well meaning  and certainly generous citizens  are  having   difficulty in   giving  away their money.  r .Questions quite often heard on  the main streets deal with where  TsbtitildXoih^  the fire brigade. According to  Firechief Wilf Gray that is easily answered. Anyone wishing to  donate money or anything to the  voluntary fire brigade should do  so through secretary Jim Drummond, Jr, at the Howe Sound  Trading Company store. ���  Mr Drummond points out there  are quite a number of citizens  only too willing to help provided  they knew what and where.  Such a spirit is one of which  to be proud. Only by helping the  firemen now can they possibly  help you when you need it most.  Halfmoon's  Final "Do"  HALFMOON BAY ��� Final meeting of the Hall Committee was  held Wednesday in the Marian  Hall, when it was decided to disband the committee in charge for  the summer months.  Among those attending and  congratulated by Father E. O'Dwyer on "doing such a splendid job," were Chairman W. Kolterman, secretary Mrs G. Schneider, Mrs J. Burrows and Mrs  Merrill Muse. Among those attending were Miss Lilian Bick-  ley, Mrs A. Ness and Mrs Kenny  Anderson.  Father O'Dwyer will now be  in complete control of the building owing to the committee having broken up until the fall. It is  pointed out anyone wishing to  use the hall during the summer  months may contact Mrs W. Kolterman or phone Father O'Dwyer  at Gibsons 92W.  It was decided to hold a Hard  Times Dance on April 22 as a  grand finale to <the committee's  activities.  GIBSONS���School costs on the peninsula will amount to $560,-  414.40 according to figures released by School Board District 46 and approved by the department of education.  A bylaw for $282,000 will probably be presented to the  people for approval sometime during the end of April or early  May.  The     Provincial     government      :   will pay half the total cost. has   pr0mised   to   clarify   "fully"  The program will include con- all aspects of the building pro-  struction of five new schools in- ject. It is pointed out that the  eluding one at Gambier Island, new by-law will enable the board  This is in place of a by-law for to implement a program of re-  $305,000 which had been thrown construction and centralization it  out after passage, by the supreme is felt is necessary for the proper  court of B.C. last year. education of students.  It is expected that  opposition Following is a complete list of  to the proposed by-law will in-     schools  and  costs  authorized  by  tensify  while  the  School  Board     the board:  Gibsons, new junior-senior high school   $293,940.00  Sechelt, addition and renovation   35,480.00  Madiera  Park,  new school   100,608.40  Roberts Creek, new school   40,826.00  Egmont,  new school    28,070.00  Nelson  Island,  new school    7,500.00  Gambier Island, new school  _  7,500.00  General   contingencies     15,000.00  Total  buildings   $528,924.40  Equipment for all new schools         31,490.00  Total   project    .  $560,414.40  Government grant, 50 percent of total   280,207.20  Cost to Sechelt  District   280,207.20  By-Law   expense     1,792.80  Total for by-law   $282,000.00  -- Concise  Peninsula Needs Powei,  ways, Says Maclntyre  POWER   and   properly   main-  |    tained highways are vital to  f the continued expansion of the  |Sechelt Peninsula, B. M. 'Batt7  iMaclntyre, MLA, told the Provincial   Legislature   last   week  during the course of a review  of Mackenzie Riding.  AAr   Maclntyre   ranged ' far  land  wide     over     his     riding  touching upon power develop-  . ment,  logging  and  fishing to  bring   attention   o'f   the   gov-  ' ernment to the  needs of the  area  he   represents.  EXTEND POWER  The Premier was asked to seriously consider extending of power lines over the entire Sechelt  Peninsula when the Clowholm  Falls project is completed. The  power is vital to the well-being  and development of the area from  Sechelt to Pender Harbour. This  area will only" develop by the  pace set through available electric power and properly maintained highways.  Power will also be needed in  the Bella Coola Valley and the  v potential power of the river running through the area is astounding, Mr Maclntyre told the House.  The local members asked the  Minister of Fisheries to investigate reasons why price of cod  fish dropped from 5 to 2J/2 cents,  and the livers from $1.50 to 50c.  Why the Dominion Government  is now permitting seine fishermen to fish in Bentwick Arm,  thus seriously affecting the Bella  Coola gill-net fishermen as this  was never permitted before 1949.  NEED POWER SOON  Of Powell River Mr Maclntyre  said, "The day is with us when  10,000 people in the Powell River  area will require the Power Commission to develop power for  consumption outside the Paper  Mill plant. I respectfully submit  that this is too big for diesel to  handle and water power from  Haslam Lake should be surveyed  for future consideration. It is possible that this may be assured of  success by selling the water and  surplus power to the Powell River  Company."  PROTECTION SMALL LOGGER  Another question asked by Mr  Maclntyre dealt with logging and  he asked the Minister of Lands  and Resources if he would guarantee areas where many small  logging operators perform logging operations in continuance of  their economic way of life,  against the encroachment of forest management licenses. He also  asked, would the Minister attempt to shorten the length of  time now taken between application and granting of timber  sales licenses?  BRITISH   Columbia   Power   Commission   expects   surveys   for  final design of the Clowholm Falls hydro-electric project  will  be completed by the end of March.  A small party of engineers under Tor Herman is located  near the development site and in spite of hard weather conditions has made excellent progress.  A tentative schedule tells the  story:  1. Final survey data and establishment of monuments for the  proposed work to be completed  about March 31.  2. Receipt of tenders for turbines,  March 31.  3. Receipt of tenders for generating equipment, April 11.  4. Award of contracts for turbines and generators, April 15.  5. Completion of drawings and  draft of specifications for construction contracts and their submission to the Commission for  consideration, about April 30.  6. Call for tenders for general  contract, May 7.  7. Award of general contract,  June 15.  These dates are only approximate; but they comprise a schedule to which the Power Commission is attempting to adhere.  AOTS Will Back  Film Showing Here  GIBSONS ��� "Dust or Destiny"  will be shown under sponsorship of the AOTS in Gibsons,  April 21, in United Church Hall.  A showing of the world famous  film is slated for Sechelt on April  20. Further information will follow in this paper.  Jimmy Will Address  Peninsula Gathering  SECHELT ��� Buses will be provided for residents of Gibsons  who are interested in hearing  James Sinclair, MP, discuss his  trip to Europe and answer questions on the government of the  peninsula.  The popular member will be  accompanied by Provincial Liberal Secretary Ron Howard. They  will be guests of Sechelt Liberal  Association which will also supply refreshments and an entertainment program according    to  Lights for  New Wharf  SECHELT ��� Lights on the new  wharf here have been assured  by virtue of Union Steamships  guaranteeing payment of the  monthly account. It is proposed to  have local merchants each subscribe a certain sum every month  in order to defray the cost but  provided the money is not raised  in this manner the shipping company will foot the bill.  A handrail along the north side  of the new dock will also be built  according to word received here.  It is expected to have the completely renovated dock in operation within a few days.  new chairman Andrew Johnston  The meeting will be in the Legion Hall, April 4.  Jj|jE.McPeak  Union Officer  GIBSONS ��� Resignation of Mrs  A. Renton as secretary treasurer of Roberts Creek Credit Union  was regretfully accepted at the  unit's annual meeting, recently.  New officers will be Mrs E. E.  McPeak of Davis Bay. G. Gibb  and C. Haslam were elected to  the director's post for a three-  year term while Mrs V. Klein  and G. Marsden will hold the  same position for two years.  Credit committee will consist  of Mike Jackson, Keith Wright,  Eric Inglis, and Ed Kullander.  More than $14,000 were loaned  out during 1949 but a promised  dividend has been halted pending  clearance from Victoria.  SAVED   BY   QUICK   THOUGHT  DAVIS BAY ��� Quick thinking  on the part of John Tubbs,  deckhand on the Davidson Marine Freighter may have saved  the life of Jack Whitaker. The  popular Davis Bay man was  helping unload the freighter at  the Davis Bay dock when he slipped and fell into the water. In a  matter of seconds, Tubbs, ex-  Royal Navy sailor, had the rope  ladder over the side and was  aiding the dazed youth on board.  Way Cleared for  Twenty Bed Hospital  WILSON CREEK���When citizens feel they can raise one third  of the cost of construction of a 20 bed hospital clinic we  will be ready and willing to talk business.  This was the gist of a letter re  ceived from Hon George S. Pearson, by the VON Board of Directors at a general meeting, discussing the question of hospitals  on the Peninsula.  One-third of construction cost  can be borne by a special fund,  the Hospital Insurance Fund. The  other third would be guaranteed by virtue of a federal grant  allowing $1000 per bed.  The Hamilton survey had previously recommended a hospital  be provided for the Sechelt Pen- _  30IAH3S  insula. The nearest is at Garden  Bay, 50 miles from Gibsons, the  point of greatest population density.  Next VON meeting will be held  at -Roberts Creek, April 19.  Miss M. Martin, VON nurse,  has been granted permission to  take her holidays during the  month of May.  0  S  vihoioia Readers Say . . .  SIR:  In letters re the school by-law  the name of Francis Drage appears manj' times. Having discussed many subjects and knowing his fears, hopes and beliefs,  may I take this opportunity of  really showing the man behind.  At 15 years of age he enlisted  in the Imperial Army; rose from  the ranks to Captain, serving in  the first great war with distinction. With a lifetime of veteran  interests he has very definite  ideas of what he considers right,  and when his mind is made up  you can rest assured he has given  very thorough research and  thought to the matter. He will  fight to the finish to back his  ideas. By virtue of his early training as a soldier he may be unable to see anything but the  centre of the  road.  I think Francis made a mistake  in announcing he opposed the  complete first by-law. What he  opposed was the large amount  of money and the complete lack  of information furnished the electors.  He believes in education and,  like us all, would willingly support a by-law of a reasonable  amount.  Francis Drage has two hobbies,  they are veterans' welfare and  social service, the old, the sick  and the maimed.  All of us know that the present  state of the country is unstable  as witness the manner in which  so many of the by-laws and  school estimates are being turned  down by  the authorities.  In closing I would like to state  that over the number of years I  have known Francis Drage, he  has made a few mistakes, haven't  we all? But in the majority of  cases he has carefully analyzed  both sides of the case before he  makes his decision. When he  does, he is ready to fight to the  finish to hold his convictions.  And, win or lose, you will find  him come out with a smile.  A veteran and Father of Gambier Island.  SIR:  At a recent meeting of Branch  219 Canadian Legion, Roberts  Creek, a motion was passed condemning the editorial "Lock Us  Up" which appeared in the Coast  News of March 6. You ask: "Just  how stupid can we get?" Shades  of Edgar Bergen and Mortimer  Snerd, is it the fault of residents  at Roberts Creek that the Dominion Government sees fit to repair the wharf and build a breakwater. These undertakings are  done by the Federal government.  Roberts Creek has been served  with a wharf for a good many  years. Possibly business isn't so  good for the steamship company  as it was a few years ago, and  now that they have competition  they seek to have Roberts Creek  eliminated as a port of call. On  the other hand the Federal government is determined that the  wharf is going to stay even if it  means throwing the money in  the chuck. We have no say in  how the wharf or the breakwater  is to be constructed. There are  many here on both sides of the  political fence who have expressed very caustic comments on  how the work has been done.  Possibly election promises are  being  carried  out.  Just so long as the wharf remains, we residents feel that we  are entitled to every consideration in spite of your remarks  that "Roberts Creek needs a  wharf like Dracula needs a  head." We- all know that good  roads are needed but that is a  provincial matter and we know  that our member Batt Maclntyre  is doing all he can toward that  end.  Your editorial smacks of politics in which we don't intend to  be involved. But we are not stupid if we do live in Roberts  Creek.  Your truly,  William Gilbert,  President Branch 219 Canadian  Legion.  SIR:  The letter from  Robert Burns,  presumably   the  husband  of   the  secretary of the school board, interests me.  His reference to the  arrival  of the  Finns  at Gibsons,  and his attempts to  convince us  that these Finns  were  so  much  better   citizens   than   the   Anglo  Saxons   already   resident   in   the  area, is the form of tactics being  adopted by the Red Menace, who  endeavor  to  convince  us  of the  superiority of the Eastern Europeans over those from the west.  m�� ���iiiilllflll 7Aed&f &%& @&i> Ojsstktbf^m^gm  SECHELT  By "ARIES"  MONDAY, MARCH TWENTY SEVENTH, NINETEEN FIFTY  .rarity  NOW THAT the by-law *is eventually on its way  and both sides are drawn up for the battle  of clarification it is fitting to turn and look at  some of the little things which go so far in making this a better Peninsula.  Provided the by-law passes, one of the big  questions will be, who gets the contracts for building schools. The Coast News takes the stand,  along with local contractors, that provided MOST  other things are equal, the local man, the man  making his living here, should be given any edge  that seems to be going.  It seemingly has been the habit to grant  building contracts holus bolus to someone who  can handle the complete job���in this case it would  be for schools amounting to approximately $500,-  000. That would mean $50,000 of a guarantee. Only a syndicate or large company could handle  that type of money. Therefore the local man  would have to sit back and watch local money go  down the drain as far as he is concerned.  Gibsons Junior-Senior high school could conceivably be out of reach of Peninsula contractors  by virtue of several things, principally the ruling  that ten percent of the contract value must be on  the line before the job is started. This is a good  precaution but it hardly constitutes a big barrier.  There are contractors ready and willing to put  up the required sum of money as a guarantee.  These same men are quite capable of building,  to specifications, any building required by our  school board. That is, excepting the high school,  and that could just be within the bounds of possibility.  We would suggest that when and if contracts  are being granted, following the opening of sealed tenders on a competitive basis, the local man  be given any edge that could possibly be given  him consistent with reasonable economy ��� and  when we are going to spend half a million dollars  leave us not stand behind a glorious armor of  righteousness and save a thousand dollars at the  cost of depriving the Peninsula of a contract or  contracts which would go some considerable distance toward brightening the economic outlook of  our own people.  We would suggest to the board that it cast  aside any feeling of abiding by the letter when  that even is not necessary. All tenders are preferred with the understanding that the lowest or  any may not be accepted.  Such being the case we think it would be a  nice gesture plus just ordinary common sense to  see that any contracts granted are given to local  men. They have the ability and the Peninsula  needs the job.  Mr Burns also follows the usual  Red tactics of' sneering at the  value of religion and attending  church, at patriotism and the virtue of thrift in toying to avoid  large debts. He also takes the opportunity of decrying all those  who do not agree with the policy  adopted by the school board.  Mr Burns does no service to  the Finnish people who must  have included many God fearing,  decent people who loved going  to church. He is following the  usual Red tactics of everything  wrong but the reds. I think when  the vote comes on the school bylaw that the Anglo Saxon element will greatly resent the tactics he has adopted.  Edward A. Bourne,  Gambier Harbour.  SIR:  In the interests of placing the  REAL TRUTH of the forthcoming school by-law before the general public I challenge Mrs L. S.  Jackson as Chairman of 'the Sechelt School Board to a public  debate on this matter.  Possibly Mr Ritchie would assist Mrs Jackson and I am quite  sure that Mr Aggett would be  glad to take part with me. I fully agree with Mr Aggett's recent  excellent letter in your paper.  Everybody will, I know, agree  this is the best way to arrive at  the truth, that is, the real truth  of this contentious matter, and  will judge accordingly if Mrs  Jackson does not see fit to accept.  I am quite sure that one of the  excellent service organizations  in Gibsons, who have no interest except the truth, the whole  truth, and nothing but the truth,  would be glad to sponsor this debate in the public interest.  Sincerely,  Francis Drage, JP.  SIR:  The proposed school by-law is  certainly THE red-hot issue before residents of this area and  as others have done, I wish to  sav a few  words:  In the first place the publicity  on the matter to date has been  to say the least, disquieting.  There has been an undue emphasis on the personalities involved.  Much news space has been allotted to the personal opinions of  individuals who from the beginning have been hostile to the  by-law. The personal remarks  have often been irresponsible  and bitter.  The point here is that we are  getting not necessarily the facts,  but the ideas and opinions of one  or two people ��� mostly Mr  Drage ��� who is happens, is  more accustomed, and more persistent than average in giving  expression to his ideas. However  he has only one vote and everv  other individual believes his  opinion to be as good or better. I  suggest that what we need is  more information ��� less propaganda. The issues are too big for  personalities. Each mresident has  a responsibility to get all the information he can and make up  his own mind on the issues so  that he knows what he is voting  for and will have no later regrets.  Some of the points which we  must consider are: Will we be  satisfied to patch up the present  schools and continue to have the  children attend these dilapidated, ill lighted, ill ventilated,  crowded structures even though  repaired or enlarged?  How much will it cost an average taxpayer? What will be  the rise in mill rate?  A point to consider is that  school instruction, especially in  high schools now consists of  much more than the book learning. We must also remember  that for most pupils the high  school is the last year before  they start earning a living for  themselves. Only the minority  get to University or to professional or vocational schools. With  this in mind there is every reason to give our pupils as broad a  high school (training as possible.  Such items as school dramatics,  debating, music, home economics,  manual training and athletics  are of far more practical use than  ancient history, etc., and more  applicable to future life.  Anyone acquainted with our  high school should appreciate  how much the teachers are do- ���  ing and how much the children  benefit from these non-scholastic  activities.  This type of instruction cannot  be maintained or developed  without adequate buildings and  other facilities.  To sum up I believe the residents here should be given as full  a description as possible of the  program in the proposed by-law.  Information is needed regarding  the type of school and how much  money is to be spent in each area.  Many people still say they do not  fully understand the issues involved.* We have had plenty  of  opinions   and   free   advice.   How  about more facts so we can intelligently  vote.  Yours   for  better  schools,  H. F. Inglis, MD.  SIR:  Herewith, as promised, a few  notes on our recent inspection  trip.  The whole setup looks a little  peculiar to say the least. It would  seem that most of the schools  have been sadly neglected with  regard to upkeep, repairs and  renovations, possibly with the  idea that the situation would  warrant the huge money by-law.  I feel certain that a few thousand  dollars spent on plywood, plus  carpenters and decorators would  make a whole lot of difference in  quite a number of places we saw.  We should willingly' approve of  extensions that are necessary, also air circulating systems and  good indirect lighting in all class  rooms. A disinterested consulting architect should be engaged  to supervise all necessary improvements, with the idea of efficiency plus rigid economy as  the order of the day. All larger  jobs should be contracted on a  competetive basis. The trustees  intimate they want to build for  the future. But all I can say is,  "if the by-law goes through,  many of our taxpayers will have  no   future."'  And finally, if we have to pay  the fiddler, we should have some  right to call the tune.  B. H. James,  Bowen Island.  The first postoffice in Canada  was established in Halifax in  1755.  DIRECTED   by   Mrs   B.   Rankin  and   Mrs   Ken   Whitaker     the  high   school   students   presented  three one-act plays in the Indian  Hail. Very much enjoyed by all  present  and it is hoped will be  the   forerunner   of   many   more.  "Wanted,   a   Housekeeper"     was  very   good.   Those   taking    part  were  Barry    Redman,    Bernard  Heskins, Margery Jackson,  Shirley   McNutt,   Harry   Forbes   and  Marilvn  Lyons,   and Jean   Scott./  In "Wildcat Willie" were Al Jack-'  son, Teresa Jeffries, Rudy Crucil  and Jack Phillips, Barry Redman ,  and John Clayton. And then we  have "Bringing up Junior" with  Michael   Cooper,   Donald   Head,  Elaine Gowland,    Helen    Derby,.  Marilyn Lyons  and Betty Pratt.^  An   all   round   good  try,   let  us  hope in the near future we may  be able to form a dramatic group;  and perhaps    compete    in    thej  Drama Festival, who knows?      ���  THE WINNAHS ("(  Sechelt Badminton Club werei  guests of the Gibsons club re:|  cently and Sechelt won 16 games,];  as against 13 for Gibsons. We un^  derstand that a very enjoyable^  evening was spent and that thejj  refreshments served by the Gib-*jj  sons ladies were out of this worldti  A very successful Shamrock^  tea was held by the LA to ther,  Legion convened by Mrs G. Reidj  and Irish music played by Mr/jf  Florence Turner was much ap-^  predated. It's nice to see then  younger daughters of veterans!  giving a helping hand at these  affairs. We noticed Merilyn  Ly*f  ons  and Elaine  Gowland  givinf^J  the ladies, a rest. The raffle  won by Mrs E. S. Clayton.  r  Visiting from Vancouver is Mif]  W.  Harris  and staying with hi$.H  daughter and son-in-law Mr anc  Mrs  Joe Archer.  Peter   Hemstreet   was   a   verj&j  surprised little boy recently wheiig  he was asked to draw the winIftl  ning ticket at the Shamrock Te#'  sponsored by the LA to the Ca-J  nadian   Legion   and   very   mucl|j  more surprised when he gave his*j  grandmother, Mrs E. S. Clayton|j  the   winning   stub. There   wer^ '  lots of items in the draw dear tj  the heart of a little boy of whicji  we have no. doubt Peter fell hei}  to.   The   raffie  was   donated   bjfjj  Union   Steamships   and   contain  (Continued on Page 8)  i  fflte ttxmsi ^sta; P^U  Member   Canadian   Weekly   Newspapers Association  (B.C.  Division)  Authorized   as   Second   Class   Mail,  Post   Office   Department,   Ottawa  W. A. SUTHERLAND  Editor  and   Managing   Director  ��� ���...  .Published  every   Monday   by" V  The  Coast  News  Limited fj  Rates of Subscription: ii  12 mos. $2;  6 mos. $1;  3 mos. 50c T;  United  States and   Foreign, it  $2.50  per year. '   I  Telephones:      ^   .  ��� '     X  Editorial    Department,    Gibsons    45 X  Commercial     Printing,    Gibsons    45     \  Grand  i  At   New   Location���On   Sechelt  Highway above  Post Office  fefres  2-5 p.m..  Showing the latest in hair styling  equipment  THIS IS YOUR CORDIAL INVITATION  GIBSONS  wmaminmmmmmmaamm  I Voice of the Manitou  By CLARENCE JOE  I ATTENDED a very interesting meeting in Canadian Le-  igion Hall just the other day. Discussion was held on the proposed water rates increase for the  Union Estates.  | We, the native people, do not  blame the householders for their  actions as we find the scheduled  rates very high. During this  meeting pur Indian Reserve was  [mentioned several times. May I  .ktate here as to why we have  ^free water supplied by our dear  ^neighbors the Union Company.  [ In about the year 1889 our forefathers claimed the first water  rights on Chapman Creek. By  flaying out a flume, they downed  bedar poles and dug out from  'fend to end. The poles were joint-  fed end to end along which the  'water flowed freely. At the end  pi the flume was a buried tank  jnade out of planks and the reserve used this water system for  more than ten years.  3 The Union Company's water  pipe runs just in about the same  place as did the old flume  and  LAURIE IRVING  The  emcee  of TREASURE  TRAIL  who  dispenses with those silver dollars on this  popular program every Wednesday night  it 8:30. Laurie will be looking for you on  TREASURE    TRAIL    every    Wednesday  ^evening on . ��� ������  Bottled a- Shipped by  ALFRED -LAMB&S0NU5  LONDON,ENGLAND  their intake is in about the same  place as our old one. But our  forefathers were not quite satisfied with the original flume as  landslides would often wash it  away.  It wasn't until the year 1899  they decided to lay out a 4-inch  wooden pipe line from the flowing spring water which enters  into  Porpoise  Bay  now.  About three miles of wooden  pipe was laid and the water  emptied into a 30,000 gallon tank  erected on top of the hill behind  the present Indian reserve. The  late Peter Burns, Indian agent  at that time, surveyed the line  and claimed the land as part of  the reserve.  In the year 1929 the Union  Estates approached us for a right  of way through our Indian land  which we granted them. Our  agreement was that we give them  permission through our reserve  that p in return Union supply us  with water free of charge. But  it was not until 1935 that we took  advantage of this agreement.  We then laid out our own connections from each house to the  Union mainline. Now to come  back to this water board meeting.  Some $889 was quoted by the  Union people as an unclaimed  revenue to them. That's lots of  cash they are itching to get from  us. Sure thing, they are trying  to cancel our agreement with  them but may I state here that  the Indian today is not as easily  bought for a bottle of the white  man's firewater (same as the  Hudsons Bay  days).  If we are compelled to buy our  water from this company we will  repair our old system^ for very  little, then run our own setup  and probably supply white  friends as well. The Union says  something about running their  pipe on the highway but the  tank is still on Indian land. We  would sure enough collect rent  from the company thereby reversing the tables. After pointing  out these few facts to Union officials they decided to slow down.  We were here first and we know  something about our rights. Take  care white man. This is a different. Indian now. You play fair  and so will we. You 'try and be  smart and . . .  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, March 27, 1950  A couple of good housewives  were talking across the clotheslines., at- camp...,.., -  "Can you tell by your husband's face if he is lying?" asked  the blacksmith's wife.  "Always," replied the wife of  the cat driver, "If his lips are  moving, he is."  By E. NESTMAN  DON'T FORGET the Women's  Institute Birthday Party, March  28, in the School Hall. You are  supposed to wear ,old clothes  . . . for me, that's easy.  Don Abrams, the guy with the  smile, slipped and sprained his  ankle the other day. Too bad the  weather isn't nicer, eh, Don?  Jimmy and Roma Shutz went  to town. Jimmy had his teeth fixed. He is just one of many.  Among others who took their  turn at the dentists are, Mrs Bill  Skellett and Wally Graham.  Mr Don Dupray of Princeton  has bought the Rose Jar. And I  am opening up the Lady Gaye  Dress Shop. I intend to keep on  the flowers, but more of that  later.  Leo Nestman and Morrie Dupray and the boat H'nona returned from a few weeks' safari up  the coast.  Noticed Jim Norris, Jr, and  family in town from Halfmoon  Bay.  Mr J. Lane, George Frith's father, was taken to Vancouver last  week, suffering a heart attack.  At the fire at Roberts Creek  when the garage burned down,  neighbors and friends helped  clear out most of Mrs P. Ed-  mond's furniture for fear her  house would go too. She is very  grateful to them for this and  thankful her home escaped, and  wishes them to know that she  appreciated everyone's help at  that  time.  Morris Nygren back again  from his sojourn in Vancouver.  They tell me Huck Marshall  won the radio at the Firemen's  dance, and our Gambier Island  friends won the steam iron. It  was a success financially and socially, and to the many who journeyed from as far west as Pender, the firemen say a Great Big  "Thanks   to   everyone".  There is news that the Hillside  road will, soon be humming with  activity, it is rumored the road  will be started very soon, and  finished to Hillside. At least this  will  be something.  Don  Dupray and  family  from  Princeton will be taking over the  Gibsons second hand store and  Rose Jar this week.  St Patrick's tea held at the  home of Mrs E. Nestman, on the  17th, turned out to be a very successful afternoon. The sun shone  for us, and really made things  perfect. The Altar Society of St  Mary's church wish to thank the  ladies of the area for their very  fine support, certainly very encouraging to us all.  "Pop Gardner" ��� visiting us  looking very well ��� he is loud  in praise of the beauties and comforts of Ocean Falls ��� they have  everything ��� well they also have  a big company as Santa Claus.  Mrs Rita Peterson on a trip to  Prince Rupert visiting hubby  Wally. Lady in waiting in Vancouver  is  Mrs   Jack  Marshall.  Mr G. Chatt our "Gardener",  tells me Chrysanthemums will be  scarce this year, due to the severity of the winer, so better  look out for them early this year.  Those large 12-inch flower pots  are available at the store if anyone wishes them. Well that's it  for this week folks, that's what  the boss says anyway.  More than two million Canadians drank afternoon tea regu-  larty before the war and a recent  national survey revealed that 75  per cent of those who drank afternoon tea say it is their most  enjoyable  cup  of the day.  One-third   of   Americans   over  65 have no cash income.  Building  C��-it_*acfi_*g  Wiping  Supples  ASierations  Building Supplies  Unbreakable  Amber  Handled  Chisel  SPECIAL  49*  Reg.  75c  MARSHALL'S HARBWAR  "Serving the Peninsula"  GIBSONS  Motor Work  Heavy Machining  Tune-Up  Our up-to-the-minute equipment and long experience  are your guarantee of satisfaction. We are proud to  stand  behind  our  repair  department.  fy^__pciLaf__ic_r_____L-n mur ill  This advertisement is not published oi  displayed by the Liquor Control Board or  by the Government'of British Columbia.  WILSON CREEK  MBMmitimtvsnjmsabvakmmaaaas Readers Sav   THE COAST NEWS, Monday- March 27, 1950  F  J.     a    ���    a  . . . By H. L. W.  THE NOTORIOUS  "flying saucers"   have   made   their   apear-  ance   again,   this   time   over  the  southern  states and Mexico.  One hovered recently over  South Carolina and one over a  town in California and Mexico  has had such a deluge of them  that a reputable Mexican government newspaper has quoted  "a famous astronomer" as saying  that the saucers are aircraft carrying visitors from Mars. Even  B.C. has had its reports.  There is, no doubt, a substantial quantity of rot talked about  these things.  Interplanetary travel has become a remote scientific possibility and the minds of fanciful  people are wont to run along  those lines.  Some of the witnesses are  doubtless self-deluded and some  are downright liars.  But it would be a gross mistake to give the horse laugh to  those who hold that these objects  carry explorers from another  planet.  It would be a mistake because  their idea might be true.  OUTER SPACE  One   scientific   writer   recently  explored   the   theory     that    the  saucers came from a world, not  in our solar system, but in outer  space.  That notion fails to impress  me because of the time element  involved.  It could take a thousand years  or even much more to come from  outer space. And it is hardly  likely that a fellow would embark with his family on a journey that only his great-great-  great-great-grandson could finish.  But how do we know that the  people of outer space, if any,  operate on the same time basis  as  ourselves?  We know that time is only a  metaphysical expedient, an adaption of eternity to the limits of  human conception. >  Perhaps these fellows who ride  in saucers have stepped outside  the limitations of time as we  know it.  Anyway, there it is.  Don't be surprised if you wake  up some spring morning and find  some square from Venus sitting  on your porch steps.  I have long since ceased being  surprised at anything.  I suppose there  are two per  iods in a man's life when he is  most credulous.  The first is when he is very  young and so fresh from heaven  that he can still see fairies, which  are a kind of angel, and gnomes,  which are a kind of demon, and  all those other celestial objects  that are not discernible by eyes  which are blinded by too much  looking at things of the flesh.  The second credulous period  comes when a man begins to get  old and has been amazed so often  that his capacity for amazement  is worn out.  Thus I am quite prepared to  believe that within my lifetime  the earth may have visitors from  other and  older planets.  I don't mean that the gift of  prophecy has fallen upon me in  the  chimney   corner.  But I have seen so many wonderful things, as millions of  others have done, that the wonderful has become rather commonplace.  AGE OF WONDERS  Since I was born, the telephone  has been brought to perfection,  radio was invented, talking pictures have been thrust upon us,  men have learned to fly much  better than birds, automobiles  have replaced the horse, electricity has been tamed to do the  housework and man, with a supreme intellectual effort, has discovered how to threaten his own  existence with the release of nuclear energy.  In the face of all this it is not  difficult to believe that some of  the planets have intelligent inhabitants  and that the millions  I  NOTICE  All persons holding un-Crown-granted mineral claims and placer mining leases should  renew their free miners' certificates before   May  31st.  DO IT NOW  Don't   forfeit   title   to   your  mining ^ property.  DEPARTMENT OF MINES  VICTORIA,   B.C.  i%      N'.iS'v ���. *v      j-ivw vrtsvv i^vprvk*y\ ���*�����   ��*"3  ..P.        *        \     **    \^ m    r yr  i SIGN OF GOOB FRIENDSHIP  �����*���*     \  . f     <.  ', SJ     -/     r _.  ���S   .  "V  M  for ALL your  'Uf\  _^��xxXs * Xx -  IflQ  ��� ��� ���. ���>��� ��� c^xx ? yyy y:yy ��  \ -V       ��-V  **  *<_ h *& *���  >'-  ^^ amwji^S��a. \v_  T. G. DUNN, Manager  of worlds in outer space are peopled with human beings comparable, in some respects, to ourselves.  I would not be too amazed to  find creation extending inward  to the microscopic sections of the  universal  structure.  If  solar  systems   have  intelli  gent life on them, is there any  reason why molecules and atoms,  their infinitesimal counterparts,  should not be similarly inhabited?  After seeing Fred Allen oh television I can believe anything.  Indeed, the thought of a crew  of scouts from Mars is not one-  half so dreadful.  Statement of Receipts and Disbursements  ELPHINSTONE BRANCH  VICTORIAN ORDER of NURSES  For the Year Ending December 31, 1949  RECEIPTS  Nursing Fees.  Patients���  (Collected  from   patients)    $ 484.30  D.V.A.         110.05  Department of   Indian   Affairs    550.00  $1,144.35  Grants:  Province  of  B.C.     250.00  Sechelt No. 46 School  Board   262.50  Dept. of Health and Welfare   216.58  Donations and Subscriptions from Auxiliaries  Membership   Fees  and   Dues     Bank   I nterest   ~_   Sale of car    Total Receipts ���  Balance in bank and on hand January 1, 1949  (Opening   Balance)      729.08  2,112.61  114.50  4.69  750.06  4,855.29  1,462.59  $6,317.88  DISBURSEMENTS  Salaries:  Secretary's   Honorarium     75.00  Staff Nurse . , _���    2,904.10  Substitute and Relief Nurses          301.41  Branch Contributions to V.O.N. Retirement  Income  Plan      Rent, Light, Cleaning    Automobile Operating Expenses:  Gasoline  and   Oil    :   Repairs and Tires  ���  Licenses .   I nsuranee    ���  Garage  Rent  ���  Sund ry   3,280.51  13.55  120.00  302.85  209.65  25.00  57.80  24.00  90.59  Taxi  Hire for Nurse ��� ~���  Medical,  Surgical and Nursing Supplies    Stationery, Records and Office Supplies     "  Postage and Excise Stamps  __���________���  Telephone and Telegraph  _   La u nd ry    _   Express and  Freight    Advertising   and   Publicity      Insurance  Premium  Malpractice  _   National Office Charge for Professional Services  Rendered  _'_ ���. ���  Convention Expense���Board members  ___  Hall Rent for Meetings Catering etc. .   Workmen's Compensation Board  .   709.89  22.40  10.04  & 16.46  ���-'22.44  58.99  17.93  2.40  25.70  18.75  73.45  28.13  32.00  54.10  Total Disbursements   $4,473.82  Balance in Bank and on Hand December 31, 1949  (Closing   Balance)   .     1,844.06  $6,317.88  STATEMENT of ASSETS and LIABILITIES  ELPHINSTONE BRANCH  VICTORIAN ORDER of NURSES  As at December 31, 1949  ASSETS  Cash in Hands of Treasurer  32.57  Cash in Bank of Montreal,* Sechelt, B.C.  Drawing  Account        1,056.74  Special   Account   _' ���        754.75  1948   Chevrolet    r     2,134.78  Less:   Depreciation   _���      1,081.59  Accounts Receivable  1__  Prepaid Insurance    Prepaid Workmen's Compensation Board  Assessme nt      1,811.49  1,053.19  233.50  54.41  21.36  $3,206.52  * SWAM US*AVUUv��>A. \u_.VL  &>XrMMlOIwa>ft  LIABILITIES AND SURPLUS  Surplus���December 31,   1948    $3,685.21  Deduct���Increase in Depreciation as requested by  National  Headquarters __:         509.43  Add���Gain on sale of old car ���  3,175.78  469.82  Deduct-Expenditure over  Revenue  Depreciation on car ___   138.22  300.86  3,645.60  439.08  $3,206.52  K. Whitaker, Auditor.  Phyllis C. Waddell, Secretary-Treasurer. By  MURIEL WELSH  LOTS OF comings and goings  these days, Mr and Mrs Earl  Laughlin have returned after a  trip to town. Mr and Mrs A.  Tchaiskowsky of Vancouver are  guests of their son and daughter  in law for a few days.  The Ross Bracketts left for  Galiano Island, she by plane, he  in his own boat. Stuck on a sand  bar for two hours en route.  Mrs R. Roberts, the former La  Verne Anderson, has left for Furry Creek to spend a couple of  weeks with Mr and Mrs R. Mosh-  er, before proceeding on to Halifax to join her husband.  The Wilf Furneses and daughter and the Bob Taylors and family have left the Bay to reside in  Vancouver.  Miss Pat Roseboom visited in  Victoria, while Mr and Mrs Jerry  Fortin have arrived back in the  Bay after spending the winter in  the city.  A little bird told me that wedding bells will ring shortly for  a well known resident of the Bay,  STOCK-REDUCING  CLEARANCE  in  DRY GOODS  HARDWARE  CHINA  ETC.  MURDOCH'S  Marine Supply  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  5 Day Laundry  Dry Cleaning  RUSH ORDERS  Use the  Buses or  Hopkins���Post Office  Granthams���The   Store  Roberts Creek���M & W  Store  Wilson Creek���The Coffee Shop  Davis     Bay���Whitaker's  Trading  Post  Sechelt���Bus Depot  or Call  Gibsons  Laundry  PHONE  100  I  Sorry to hear that the mother  of Mrs L. Brackett, Mrs T. Tchaiskowsky and Mrs Earl Laughlin  has been very ill, also their small  brother Gregory, both, I understand are now on the mend.  Mr Ed Lee has gone to Vancouver to bring Mrs Ed back, and  a brand new son, congratulations.  Art Dolman who is well known  in and around the Bay, met with  an accident last week. He had  only been up at Ted Osborne's  camp, at Narrows Arm, a few  days when he broke his leg in  two places. He is now a patient  at St Mary's Hospital, Garden  Bay, where he is enjoying seeing  his many friends, do drop in and  see him if any of you are up that  way.  Mr and Mrs W. F. Stewart are  now occupying their new home at  3033 Elizabeth Way, N. Vancouver, in the Capilano Highlands  district.  News has been received of the  arrival in San Francisco of Bill  Barclay, who has been visiting  in Milwaukee and has covered a  lot of territory since he left here  in December.  Mrs and Tom Gee will reside  at the house left vacant by the  Wilf  Furness .family.  Mrs Ed Pratt was surprised by  a party of friends recently, the  occasion being her birthday.  Among those present were Mr  and Mrs J. Burrows, Miss Mary  Burrows, Ken Anderson, Mr and  Mrs Jorgenson, Mr and Mrs Alf  Ness, Mr and'Mrs Evan McDoug-  al, Mr Meryl Meuse, Mr and Mrs  Munroe.  Birthday greetings to Bill Munroe who had a birthday recently  and a party on the following Sunday night. About eighteen guests  were present.  Bill Hunter did a spot of visiting while up this way last  week, likes his new job, and  seemed very happy.  Mrs Tom Beasley of Kelowna  is still confined to  hospital and  ���her arm is still in  a  sling, but  the   doctor  is  pleased  with  her  condition.  Saw Mrs Harry Sawyer visiting Mrs Hilton Tait. Nice weather brings the visitors, and  speaking .of visitors hear Mr ..and  Mrs Oswald will be opening up  their summer home at Easter,  and Mr and Mrs McPherson and  the Tommy Campbells, and some  of the Simpson clan.  Mr George Nairn spent last  week-end here, he is a faithful  visitor, like the Don McDonalds.  ~ Mr and Mrs Larry Frost are  back with us and will be staying  until the late fall.  The Archie Rutherfords are  still at Oakland, and the deep  X-Ray treatments are doing Ar-  Wm. McFadden  Optometrist  GIBSONS  PHONE GIBSONS 91  Office Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evenings   by  Appointment  Every  day  except Thursday  Why  go  to  Vancouver for  Optical Service?  chie a lot of good. They will be  making tracks for home soon.  i  Have just heard that Mr and  Mrs Earl Laughlin left for Powell River for a short visit.  Mr and Mrs W. Miller are to  be permanent residents of Redroofs, Mr Miller coming up weekends until his retiring time comes  along.  The cod fishing season has  opened, and Paddy Welsh caught  a couple of nice ones in the Bay,  and were they a welcome change?  Tasted good, hope he catches  some more.  Mr B. Wood of Vancouver is  spending a week as the guest of  Ken Anderson and Mr and Mrs  W. Kolterman.  Made a trip to Sechelt on Friday, March 17, St Patrick's Day,  with Mrs Ed Pratt, was able to  wish Mr R. Hackett 'The top of  the marnin'. He was sporting a  green ribbon as was Mrs Doyle,  Mrs A.. A. French and Winkie.  Noticed Mrs Jim Parker with a  green ribbon tucked into her  dark curls. Met several old  friends including Mrs McFarlane  and Mr Walter Stewart of Storm  Bay, had tea with Mrs Bill Hunter, a haircut by Dolly Jonas,  and a car ride, with Mr Jack  Mayne, only don't mention it to  his wife.  Redroofs had a visitor from  Stewart Island, a Mr Madsen, he  was en route to Vancouver in  his cruiser when he developed engine trouble.  The Halfmoon Bay Auxiliary  to the Mt Elphinstone Branch of  the VON, met on March 16th at  the home of Mrs W. Kolterman.  There was a good attendance  and the annual election of officers for the coming year took  place, the following being elected:  President, Mrs P. Meuse, vice-  president, Mrs M. Welsh; secretary, Mrs Munroe; treasurer, Mrs  C. Peterson; social convenors,  Mrs J. Burrows and Mrs McCurdy.  A hearty vote of thanks was  given Mrs W. Scott and Mrs Ed  Curran for the good work they  both did during the past two  years, the former as president,  and the latter as secretary.  :'? Mrs   W.   Meikle,. president  for  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, March 27, 1950  5  Hassans'  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  The  Old-Established  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  Sechelt-Jervis Towing Co.  Your Local Complete Marine Towing Service  LOG TOWING ��� YARDING  PILE DRIVING  SCOWS -  SALVAGE  DREDGING  Special  Facilities for Quick Movement of Cats, Logging Trucks and  General Camp Equipment  PHONE US COLLECT FOR RATES  GIBSONS ��� Mr. Reg Godfrey, Tel. Granthams 56  PENDER HARBOUR���Bill Donley, c/o Hassan's Store, Telx 11 F2  NANAIMO���The Nanaimo Towing Co.  Ltd.  Tel., Day 555; Night 1497 or 305  Area Agent���Mr. H. Spalding, Pender HarboUr, Tel. 6 S 2  the Peninsula, gave an interesting talk on the work of the VON,  and the aims of the coming campaign to be held during May.  The next meeting will be held  on April 13, at the home of Mrs  J. Burrows.  Mr and Mrs H. Nelson Jr and  son spent a few days in town, returning  on  Sunday.  Heard rumors that Mr and Mrs  A. Rutherford were expected  home from California this week  end but have been unable to obtain any news on that score to  date. If they did arrive,, a 'welcome home' to you Grace and  Archie, we missed you.  Mr  J.   Cooper  left  for  a  few  days in town to visit his family,  hope he finds daughter Pat improved.  Mr and Mrs Earl Laughlin  spent several days at Powell River,  recently.  Mr and Mrs L. Lipensell are  in Vancouver for a check up with  their doctor.  Mr and Mrs D. McDonald of  New Westminster arrived on Saturday. Mrs McDonald will spend  a week here and get her garden  underway. Mr McDonald returned to the city on Sunday.  Mrs M. Thompson of Vancouver was the house guest of Mr  and Mrs Frank Lyons this weekend.  Mr and Mrs Cliff Schaldemose  versary recently,    and    received  congratulations and good wishes  from their many friends,  celebrated   their   wedding   anni-  Sorry to report, that Mrs C.  Stewart of Log Co, received bad  news on Wednesday last, her mother, Mrs Allan of Haney, was  taken   seriously   ill,   and     Joyce  had to leave post haste  for  the  valley town.  We sincerely hope Mrs Allan  will be out of danger by now,  and that Joyce can return to her  little family.  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  Modem hair  styling. Competent    work.  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone lor Appointments  EVERY FRIDAY!  GILLETTE  FIGHT  BROADCAST  7:00 p.m.  DIAL 600  In   Conjunction  with   Cecil   Lawrence  Taxi Sir  Call BILL HUNTER  Sechelt 48  Springtime Means Lots of Things  DAGGETT and RAMSDELL  SPECIAL  omul  PERFECT COLD CREAM  or  PERFECT  CLEANSING CREAM  for a limited time only  79  6 oz. JAR  REGULARLY  $1.15  At Lang's  It Means  Easter Novelties  Cards  SPRING   REXALL  V SALE  March 29, 30, 31,  and April  1  "Hi! Dream Beam! The eye-appeal is out of this  world today !"  "Hmmm���Neat noticing, muscle bound! The  Glamour is thanks to LANG'S DRUG STORE." ���  "You mean they've added a beauty parlor?"  "Of course not, bird brain! But the hair is by courtesy of the new Toni Home Permanent Kit���$1.59 with  six midget spin curlers thrown in."  "Tell me more, love light!"  "Well���the face beauty is from Coty���brand  new "Airspun" Powder and "Creamy" lipstick���comes  in 6 different shades. Its fun too . . . the lid of the  dream-dust has a plastic gadget that holds the lipstick  in place. All for $1.  "Keep me drooling!"  "Nothing more, sharp harp!���except I heard Dad  tell Mum that if my perfume overpowers you, you can  get a bottle of Elkay's Wickstyle Deodorant for 79c, to  clear the air. Its fresh, pine fragrance is strictly from  outdoors!"  "Hold the door doll! I'm on my way . . .  LANG'S DRUG!  Sechelt  Gibsons  L ��B��ft��ai^^  ^m5SS^��  ���BXOnffMMBa  -Ever _4i?ic Yourself . .  WHAT IS A  BARGAIN?  Printed   Letterheads  Printed   Envelopes  A bargain is not usually found under any kind of pressure or  impulse buying. And a bargain is not always what it seenis.  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.  Dodgers,   Programs  Sales  Bills  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?  Folders,   Price   Lists  Color Printing  The  Commercial Printing Dept  Phone Gibsons 45  WEDDING  INVITATIONS  Social   Stationery  Blank Envelopes  Printed  Envelopes  All  sizes and styles  Paper  of  all  Qualities  and all sizes  RUBBER STAMPS  of any kind  for any  Order from Us AROUND THE BAY  IT WAS two sons to two families on March 16 when the Peddie and Mundsen menages were  bolstered with two bouncing  boys.  Captain Ross Smith is home in  Garden Bay for a month's visit.  Mrs Tom Levesque and son, Terry from Britain River are visiting Mrs Sparling.  Miss Margaret Duncan is back  in Pender Harbour after a few  months' stay in New Westminster. Mr W. Peiper, Irvines Landing, attended the associated  Boards of Trade meeting in North  Vancouver. Little Shirley Haddock was rushed recently to St  Mary's where she was treated for  a badly gashed eyebrow. She had  fallen against a machine in her  father's shop.  Miss Ferae Williams, RN from  Prince Albert, has taken Mrs W.  Donnelly's place at St Mary's  Hospital. Mrs W. Forester returned on the Wing from a visit to  Vancouver.   Mrs* W.   Hartley   of  Blind Bay, formerly Aileen Dubois, is  in hospital here.  Mrs John Daly flew into Vancouver "on business. Mr and Mrs  Gordon Lyons returned via plane  following a short visit in the  city. Sam Anderson is opening  a garage and repair shop at Irvine's  Landing.  The Garden Bay Hotel is being altered in order to have a  separate men's and ladies' beverage room.  April 14, the Community Club  is sponsoring the showing of local color films in Peiper's Hall.  Refreshments will be served.  Master Dougie Inrig celebrated  his third birthday with a large  party in the clubhouse at Garden  Bay. The children got a special  kick out of the movies and cartoons shown by Mr Auchinleck.  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, March 27, 1950  7  Sugar beets, or roots which  may have been the forerunner  of today's beets, were eaten for  their energy value by the Egyptian laborers who built the pyramids.  NOVELTIES!  Easter Eggs  and  Cards  GIBSONS 5 and 10  _*^_M___*^______*^_��^^^*^  ECTORY  tfta^a^p  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.  GARBAGE DISPOSAL  Garbage Disposal Service  weekly or monthly  Sechelt, West Sechelt,  Selma Park only  For Information write or  'phone  Union Steamship Co.  I 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  REFRIGERATION  Specialist in  Coast Property  Consolidated Brokers Ltd.  Gulf Coast Offices  Gibsons and Sechelt  Phone  37  Marine, Commercial, Domestic. Walk-in. boxes, Deep  Freezers. Guaranteed Second  Hand Commercial Refrigerator units for sale.  W. J. NAYLOR  Roberts Creek      Phone 24K  By A.   JOHNSTON  MAGISTRATE Sidney McKay  underwent a successful operation at Shaughnessy Military  Hospital. His many friends will  be happy to learn there is no  need for further operations and  he is rapidly regaining his  strength. After Sid's discharge  from Hospital the McKays plan  on going to Victoria for a holiday prior to returning to the Peninsula to take up his duties as  Magistrate.  Ed Cook has left Wilson Creek  to take employment at Boston  Bar. As soon as he can secure  suitable housing accommodation  he plans to sell out his property  at Wilson Creek and have Mrs  Cook and family join him at Boston Bar.  L. S. Jackson made a quick trip  to Vancouver on business last  week.  Mrs A. Johnston of Wilson  Creek is gradually improving in  health   after   a   3-weeks'   illness.  Stan Forbes left last week to  work for Ruby Creek Logging  near Chilliwack.  Mr Thos. Mutter who injured  his hand some time ago while at  work, was sent to Vancouver by  his attending Physician, Dr D.  McColl, for a final operation.  In spite of wintry, cold weather  many residents have commenced  gardening and spring plowing.  Everybody is urged to' support  the 10-day Red Cross drive now  going.  The voice of the press gets around, and with it our advertisements. Proof of this was brought home to me the other day  when I received a job order by mail from Regina. If someone had told me there would come a day when I could promote a job in the far off prairies without even half trying  I would have thought they were crazy.. But such is the case.  This gentleman said he had been reading these advertisements and had liked the way they are written. That had sold  him on giving me the work he wants to have done on his  house here. He will get it done too. A number of things go  toward selling a man's time and experience���advertising is  one and word of mouth is another but the best one is the  work that LAURIE SPECK has already done. When I do a  job I usually achieve two things. One is a sense of pleasure  in having finished another worthwhile job and the other is  that I've sent another salesman on its way toward selling  more sheet metal work for  After all, that is the finest advertising I can do. It brings results too, just like the ad from Regina. Both do a good job  but even they fail to do as good a job as I can do if you phone  64-R.  Use "News" Ad-Briefs To Sell Buy, Rent  ��hue (Boast Jfatus  FIED  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  EGMONT  By   JEAN  JEFFRIES  MR   AND   Mrs   W.   J.   Griffith  have   their   daughter    visiting  from  Vancouver.  Dennis Neufeld is a very lucky  boy following a log rolling on  him, pinning him down for some  considerable time and having to  be rescued by Len Longacre who  was advised of the accident by  his son, Leyton. Dennis was unconscious and remained so for  some time. Dr Tripp gave him a  thorough, examination and now  the young adventurer is back at  school again.  The cod fishermen are having  reverses these days. When they  had bait the fish would hardly  bite. You guessed it, now they  have very little bait the fish are  biting like fleas.  Mr and Mrs Ken Griffith arrived home recently after a short  honeymoon in Vancouver. They  were welcomed by a housewarm-  ing of several friends and relatives.  When Mrs Jorgenson left for  her home at the head of Jervis  she was accompanied by her mother, Mrs  W. J. Griffith.  Mrs Irene Griffith is looking  forward to the arrival of her  mother and sister sometime this  month. They are coming from  England. Irene is Egmont's only  English war bride so seeing her  mother again will be quite a  thing.  fishing  HOUSE,   5  rooms,    water,    etc.,  midway between P. Office and  School. No objection to children.  Apply R. C. Abbs,  Gibsons.  2709-34  PAINTING, ETC.:  GENERAL   painting   and   paper-  hanging,   spray   painting     and  graining.   John    Melhus,     Granthams. 2706-34  1939~PLYMOUTH sedan with  radio and heater. Car trailer,  12-ft. motorboat, some household  furniture. A. Schneider, Halfmoon  Bay. 2712-35  FOR SALE:  SUBDIVISION comprising 16  lots, each 50 x 131 ft. Close to  school and churches. Five minutes  from Post Office. $200 per lot if  sold en block. Apply W. B.  Boucher, Granthams Landing.  Phone Gibsons 88. 2713-tfn  FOD SALE:  FULL LINE of boys' and men's  Sis.man Scampers, $4.95 and  $5.55. Men's Sisman boots,  $6.99 and $8.65. Anderson's Shoes,  Gibsons. 2714-1  WANTED:  BULL 9 to 12 months. State price.  Box 3, Coast News. 2711-34  WANTED:  FRANCHISE dealer to sell Roto-  tillers and small garden tractors. Squamish district preferred.  Rotary Equipment Sales Ltd., 523  Agnes St.,. New Westminster.  2715-29  WANTED  FIR  PILING  For  specifications   and  prices  apply to  Canada  Creosoting  Co.   Ltd.  P.O. Drawer 2408, North Vancouver. Telephone North 1421  36  SUMMER homesites in the cele-  ��� brated and beautiful Jervis Inlet area on Vanguard Bay, any  size you desire from 2 acres up,  at only $100 per acre. Vanguard  Bay offers unexcelled boat anchorage. Cod and salmon fishing  with fresh water lake only 1  block inland. For details write  to W. E. Haskins, Pender Harbor, tfn  PERSONAL-  SHIP BY Gulf Lines Express to  or from Vancouver. Luw rates.  Fast   service.   Careful   handling.  Specify Gulf Lines Express,    tf  30-FT.   GILLNET   type   boat,   20  h.p.   3-cylinder Easthope,  $900.  O.  Sladey,  Pender  Harbour.  2710-34  LEGAL:  TENDERS  TENDERS are invited by School  District No. 46 (Sechelt) for the  purchase of an issue of twenty-  year serial debentures. Proceeds  are to be used for the erection  and equipping of' new school  buildings. Particulars may be received by writing to the undersigned. Sealed tenders, marked  "Bond Tender", will be received  up to 12 o'clock noon on Wednesday, April 5, 1950.  The lowest, or any tender, not  necessarily   accepted.  MRS. ANNE BURNS,  Secretary-Treasurer,  Gibsons,  B.C..  MATURED  AND  BOTTLED  IN  ENGLAND  LEW HART  ROYAL NAVY  This advertisement is not published  or displaced by the Liquor Control  Board or by the Government of  British Columbia.  Form No. 13 (Section 40)  LAND ACT  NOTICE  of intention to acquire  land under the Veterans Land  Act in Land Recording District  of Vancouver and situate in Sechelt Inlet between Secret Bay  and Fuller Lake in lot number  2943 at Egmont, B.C.  Take notice that I, Juanita R.  Peddie (Silvey), of Egmont, B.C.,  occupation married woman, intends to apply for the following  described lands;  Commencing at a post planted  on the North West corner of the  Egmont Consumers Co-op, thence  North approx. 25 Chains to F.  Silvey's South East corner;  thence West approx. 31 Chains  to the West line of lot 2943;  thence South approx. 25 Chains;  thence East approx. 31 Chains to  the point of commencement, and  containing 78 acres, more or less.  For the purpose of mixed farming.  Juanita Rose Peddie (Silvey).  Dated February 25, 1950.  LAND  ACT  NOTICE of intention to apply to  lease land in Land Recording  District of Vancouver and situate. Pender Harbour fronting lots  18-23 incl. and road allowance  between lots 22 and 23 ��� D.L.  1390 Group 1, New Westminster  District ��� Plan 4276.  Take notice that R. D. Murdoch of Pender Harbour, B.C.,  occupation merchant, intends to  apply for a lease of the following  described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  High Water mark Pender Harbour being North West corner of  Lot 18 ��� D.L. 1390. Group 1 New.  Westminster District���Plan 4276.  Thence Northerly to Low Water  Mark on rock with concrete pillar;���5 chains more or less; thence  Northeasterly to intersection of  imaginary line being extension  of line between lots 23 and 24.  Thence Southerly to northeast  corner of lot 23���4 chains more  or less; thence Westerly along  high water line to point of commencement���9 chains more or  less, and containing five acres,  more or less, for the purpose of  mooring floats, necessary walks  and approaches and buildings  supported on posts.  Royal Douglas Murdoch  Dated Feb. 25, 1950. 8  THE COAST NEWS, Monday, March 27, 1950  Gibsons School Hews  By EUGENE BLOMGREN  SPORTS  Return basketball games were  held recently at Gibsons in the  School Hall, when Squamish seniors came down.  After a game try 'at holding off  the Gibsons girls, the plucky  Squamish team went down to a  19 to 6 defeat. High scorers were  Kay Norris for Gibsons with the  G�� ^__^_____f  ive Your  Walls that  NEW  "SATIN LOOK"  With SPRED SATIN  Spred Satin is a new Glidden  Ready-Mixed wall paint that  combines lovely beauty with .  extra durability. Resists alkali  burns in new plaster because it's  self-sealing. Ideal for most surfaces, including wallpaper. May  be washed repeatedly with soap  and water. 12 gorgeous, smooth,  satiny colors, and white.  I  HOWE SOUND  TRADING   CO.  GIBSONS  MORE  ABOUT  SECHELT  Continued   from   Editorial   Page  ed a large variety of articles. All  useful and many suitable for the  kitchen  shelves.  Happy birthday to Mr C. Lucken and Mrs Louise Mayward. A  very pleasant joint birthday party  with all the trimmings and a  musical evening at the home of  Mr and Mrs C. Lucken to celebrate. Those present were Mr  and Mrs Lucken, Gillian and  David, Mr and Mrs J. McLeod,  Mr and Mrs C. Mayward, Mr A.  J. Caldwell, Mr and Mrs Dowl-  ing, Mr and Mrs Frank Yates,  Miss Janet Graham, Mr Ed Hancock, Miss Betty Berry, and Mr  Chas  Aldershaw.  While we are on the subject  of the Legion don't forget the  grand time on April 14th which  is a Friday open house with musical program, games, contests and  square dancing.  Mr Eric Knutson has recently  returned from Kelowna where  he spent a short visit with Mr  and Mrs Tommy Beasley. He  tells us they are getting along  very well and like it in the Okanagan.  Sorry to hear that Mr and  Mrs Art Redman will be moving to Vancouver. Barry will be  finishing the school term here  and will then join his parents.  Mr and Mrs Geo. Taylor will occupy the Redman cottage when  they leave.  giant total of 13 points while the  one-man team that was Iris Ny-  gard took credit for all the Squamish counters.  The boys had their turn with  the same result that Gibsons had  just a shade too much punch for  the tired Squamish crew. High  scorers for the Gibsons team with  its 44 points were Barry Stewart  with 11 and Ron Godfrey who  garnered 10. Top men for Squamish with their 20 points were  Harold Haverson, 8 markers, and  Jim Buchanan with 6 points. The  men's final score was Gibsons  44 and Squamish 24.  TEACHERS  Among those teachers who fell  before the flu bug recently were  Mr Goosetrey and Mrs Day. Mrs  Knight and Mrs K. Elliott did  the fill in.  Captain Morgan's  fniowni"  And now you can enjoy something new and  delightful--drinks made with Captain Morgan  Black Label Rum. The very next time, try this  extra smooth and flavourful rum���a refreshing  change in cocktails, tall drinks or mixed  with plain water or soda.  | xtaptainMorgan  t:$M*3?ti/y'-  i-V^-RitlM.-������'���������  Aptiijv Mbroan .Rum'  The result of a master blei^ir^g of ���  'Carefully,-Select  This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor  Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.  MORE   ABOUT ...  Between You 'n Me  (Continued From Page 1_)  clear cut against the starry horizon. Even the trees on their  tops were outlined so clear that  if they had been depicted so by  some Michealangelo it would  have been marked as unnatural.  As we stood on the bow and  looked ahead into the distance,  the full surge of the unknown  and its urge to seek seemed to  sweep over us. For a moment we  knew how Captain Vancouver  felt. How Columbus must have  set his teeth and driven ahead,  ever forward into that mystery  of the sea; into that pulsing magnet of the future which lay just  beyond the reflected light from  the heavens.  Two hundred years were cast  aside with the careless shrug of  the buccaneer. There was no law,  no more. We were the law to ourselves. Restrictions were not, for  here we stood on the foremost  part of the world. We could feel  the driving power behind us,  there was safety and danger both  in that knowledge. Safety in  knowing we would keep afloat,  danger in the immovable destiny  into which we drove.  For the slightest moment we  looked up to see if the black flag  still swept back from the foremast. It seemed she was furled  for a moment but a lusty gust of  wind straightened her out to  where the whole world could see  her grinning bones.  We set our legs wider apart  and waited for the future. A feeling of recklessness took control  and we grinned as the big brass  rings swung from our ears, and  gently rubbed against our bearded cheeks.  The world was well lost. The  future beckoned and we were  willing.  A full  line of the season's  newest  Await-   Your   Budget  Pleasure  at  TaselSa's S  SECHELT  Choice  Red Cedar Yellow Cedar Fir  IN ALL DIMENSIONS  ROUGH - PLANED - SHIPLAP  We deliver anywhere on the Peninsula  BURNS & JACKSON SAWMILL  Phone Wilson Creek 15M-2  Wilson Creek  J  OSS  ffittitffl  Lumber Supports  Progress in B. C.  The rapid growth of British Columbia's communities has  made flexible planning essential in the field of modern  construction. Too often have rigid building schemes  resulted in impractical permanency, causing many a  structure to be outmoded before outworn.  It is in the interest of sound development that the right  construction material be used for the right job. And  wherever necessary, adaptable planning governed by the  impending demands of the future can often best be  realized with wood.  The advantages of B.C. Coast Woods as a means for  speedy, economical erection are time-proven. And the  dependability of modern wooden structures, combined  with low replacement and alteration costs and high  salvage value, commends the intelligent use of this  readily available material for many heavy construction  purposes.  *.��  The swift and  sure economic  growth of British Columbia  is 1 a r g e ly  founded in the  forest industry,  which produces more annual  wealth than all  the other basic  industries of  the Province  combined. To  further the use  of B.C. Coast Woods for public works projects in  community centres is to ensure increasing levels of  prosperity.  It is good business for Provincial, Municipal and Civic  governments to give preference to B.C. Coast Woods  when planning for the future.  B.C. COAST WOODS TRADE EXTENSION BUREAU  ECONOMICAL TREATED   TIMBER  TRESTLE AND  CONCRETE DECK BRIDGE ON KING GEORGE VI  HIGHWAY REMAINS  IN EXCELLENT CONDITION  AFTER 10 YEARS HARD SERVICE.


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