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 Red Gross Drive  Goes Over Top  GIBSONS ��� Final figures on  the recent Red Cross drive  have not yet been received but  according to information at hand  it is safe to believe the drive was  a success.  F. Bushfield, organizer and  chairman of the door to door  campaign was enthusiastic on the  results. "Figures will be released  by Secretary john Theed just as  soon as all the results are in," he  said.  Brownies Make  Mythical Trip  To England  SECHELT ��� Prize*, and surprises  marked the day when gnomes  that   haunt   little   Brownies,   invaded the Peninsula recently.  Six Brownies of the Sechelt  Pack under Brown Owl, Mrs  Betty Williams, were hosts to  W. Lemon, who came originally  to award a surprise list of essay  winners and went away surprised with a Thank You badge from  the whole pack.  The story all started with a  suggestion from Mrs Williams  that Brownies mentally make the  journey with two parcels being  sent to the little town of Alton  in England. In order to facilitate,  the mental journey Mrs Williams  wrote to the postal department  requesting information on the  route which would be taken by  the parcels.  The  Post  Office wrote  in reply  and ; requested  the pack   to  write an essay on the journey.  Six  of  the    entries . received  > awards consisting of framed pictures awarded by Mr R. Hackett,  local post master on behalf of  the Deputy Post Master General.  ��� Winners of the prizes were:  Joan Chambers, Darlene Laycock,    Margaret Williams,    Dor-  jothy Larson, -Avril Lucken, and  Irene Tyson.    Joyce    Gilbertson  ".picked   the. thanks   badge   from -        !  the M&t&^^dlitftSlf^  Vtb Brown Owl who pinned it on  IMr Lemon.  Serving a Progressive and Growing  Area on B. C.'s Southern Coast.  Coverp Sechelt, Gibsons, Port Mellon, Woodfibre, Squamish, Trvinps  .Landing, Half Moon Bay, Hardy  Tsland, Pender Harbour, "Wilson  Creek, Roberts Creek, Gran ;hn ins  Landing, Egmont, Hopkins I_an<liner.  Brackendale, Cheekeye, Selma Park,  etc. /  J  ^f  -PUBLISHED BY IKE COAST NEWS, LIMITE3  Business Office: Gibsons, B.C. national Advertising: Office, Fowsll Kiver, B.C.  Vol. 4 ��� No.^ <g^  Gibsons,  B. C.  Monday, April 10, 1950  5c per copy, $2.00 per year, by mail  Grennan Fined  GAMBIER HARBOUR ��� John  Grennan, New Brighton, was  fined $10 and bound over for one  year when he appeared before  Francis Drage, JP, and Charles  Lett, JP, sitting as police court.  A previous charge of destroying  property to the value of $10 was  dismissed by the same panel.  HATCHED ONLY AT EASTER TIME  Many Proposals  From  Hospital Plan  . GIBSONS ��� The ever recurring  f hospital situation is to the fore  [(again.  p. Following several unconfirm-  l ed rumors, the' Board of Trade  I will make representations to  [Archbishop Duke requesting any  ^information he has on the subject.  | It is felt by the Board that a  I hospital here is imperative. Reason for more action on the project was placed on the rumored  ;\imminance of Port Mellon's open-  I ing; increased Peninsula popula-  \ tion and the shortage of hospital  beds in Vancouver.  <_  ?Fred H. Godfrey  ;FRED H. GODFREY, father of  Mrs. A. Lougheed, passed away  -at his home in Ladner on Saturday, aged 72 years. A frequent  visitor at the home of Mr. and  Mrs. Lougheed when they lived  in Westview, Mr. Godfrey was  well known in this district.  Mr. Godfrey was a life member of the Frank Filmer Club of  the    Y.M.C.A.,    an    active    B.C.  ���'.      ���Central Press Canadian  The formula for this egg, hatching a beautifir  young lady, is a  trade secret.  But Easter is the time to look for such an event andjhis  photo was taken to prove it does happen  SECHELT���James Sinclair, MP, took members of the Sechelt  Liberal party on a tour of Europe v/hen he discussed his  recent trip, at a gathering of the loyal \n the Legion Hall.    Outlining his program of collecting war debts from some of  the smaller nations, including  Denmark and Yugoslavia, the  popular MP.spoke highly of the  Scandinavian countries and their  efforts to repay their war debts.  He thought Marshal Tito and  the Queen of the Helenes were  the two most outstanding of all  the high placed personages he  met.  In discussing local affairs he  pointed out that a breakwater  was in the offing and also dredging of the harbor at Roberts  Creek. "I am in favor of increased wharfage and more breakwaters for the Sechelt Peninsula," he said.  This was an about face on a  previous stand he had taken by  letter to the Gibsons Board of  Trade where he approved of the  Board's attempts to stop what  has been termed "useless expenditures of money on wharves."  The Board, backed by the Sechelt Board of Trade, urged federal authorities to stop spending  money on repairing wharves and  requested a diversion of federal  money into highway construction  on the Peninsula. Spokesmen for  the two boards had previously  announced the plan was new but  owing to the changed travelling  habits of Peninsula residents, it  was  thought worthy  of  any  ef-  was this plan Mr Sinclair  had approved and then ignored  when he scored the Coast News  for its stand on the highway  question.  Mr Sinclair was introduced by  Andy Johnston, chairman of the  Sechelt  Liberal Association.  GIBSONS   ���   A   suggestion   for  annual reports of their stewardship will be sent to Village  Commissioners from directors of  the Gibsons and District Ratepayers' Association.  The same group will also donate $50 toward costs of a fire  syren and its installation. The  fire chief will have to account  to the trustees of the association  for this expenditure. Fund trustees are L. B. Knight and A.  Struck.  The ever recurring re-zoning  by-law came up for an airing at  , the meeting. The group took exception to lack of protection afforded a person building a good  house ��� a credit to the community ��� and then someone else  building a shack next door,  thereby reducing the real value.  Robert Macnicoll scored lack  of the by-law as being detrimental in urging new residents to  build, or reside, here.  The job of attracting new residents should be implemented by  means of a "Gibsons Day", or  added attractions.  to ..week-end   .fort.  ^^^^^^i^m^^i^m^tmr^ji-  not enough attraction for newcomers existed. It was pointed  out that Gibsons had tremendous  possibilities but they lay dormant because of ordinary every-  _   ' day lack of boosting.  In dealing with the "Report  ' to the Municipality" subject, directors felt commissioners should  be willing to give their accounts  to the public. It was believed this  would help clarify many subjects  in the minds of electors.  GIBSONS ��� First counter move  of the school by-law battle now  in   full   swing   here,   was   made  Thursday, when Mrs L. S. Jack-  sportsman who won  trophies  in     SOn, president of Sechelt District  every field of sport to give him  a  record  unparalleled   in  Canadian history.    He held membership  in  the   Odd  Fellows  lodge ���  for over 40 years, being a member  of  the .home  board  of  the  L Grand Lodge of B.C.    Mr.  God-  \ irey   was   one   of   the   original  ; members     of    Ryerson    United  V Church, being an active member  and officer since 1907.  Surviving are his wife, one son  Reg., Granthams Landing; five  daughters, Mrs Sid Thompson,  Ladner; Mrs. A. Lougheed, Mrs.  \ J. H. Curie, Mrs. W. G. Curie,  Vancouver; Mrs Fred Mitchum,  Toronto; and twelve grandchildren.  Funeral services were held  at 3 o'clock in Harron Brothers  Chapel, Rev. A. M. Sanford, D.D.,  officiating. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.  'P  School Meetings Coming  ACCORDING to an announcement by the School  Board, arrangements have been made for a series of Public Meetings to be held during the last week of April    in each school    -  .    ���_,.  area,  including  Egmont,  Gambier and   Bowen   Island.  Repre-    Jj Jj  J[ IrSSOHlO  sentatives of the School  Board will be at these meetings to  answer  queries  concerning   the   building   programme.  Actual     Ar_f_   RonotiflinTIC.  date of the By-law vote still awaits completion of certain for-    -TiliU XlGjJtUiilUU.5  malities with Victoria, but it is expected that these will be com-    0NCE AGAIN we must ask our  pleted within two weeks. customers   and   correspondents  ,                                                   ,                                                                        ;    to bear with us.   ���������         Down  through  the  years,   according   to  back  files     of    this  paper, there have been little notices appearing in regret of missing copy which has gone astray.  There are times when this copy  turns   up  a  week  late   and   we  can run it next week. This happened last week.  Copy went astray last week  by virtue of pursers or something  so we are running the more important parts this week. Then  . . . you guessed -it . . .' more  than half the copy for this week  is now missing somewhere between Powell River and Sechelt.  The ^editor made a special trip  to assure the news getting in the  paper and when he arrived at  Powell River there was no copy  and no boat. We are as tired saying "We are sorry," as you are  of hearing it. We agree this is  not the way in which a paper  should be run, but what to do?  That is one of the questions  which may be ironed out in the  very near future. We can only  hope and ask you to bear with us  for just a little longer.  Legion To  Build Hall  Irresponsible Criticism  Scored Re School Buildings  Full  security ��� food, shelter,  clothing,   medical   attention,   etc.  ���is   available  to  any  Canadian.  Every jail provides it.  46 School Board, spoke at a meeting of Kinsmen, Wednesday.  In a three-point attack on rumors and "false information" Mrs  Jackson scored what she called,  "irresponsible   criticism".  1. Millrate increases, variously  rumored at anything from two to  twenty mills will be less than  five mills. This would amount to  $14 on a property assessed at  $28,000, intimated the board president. Total assessment figures  are $5,602,493.  2. Increases in school enrolment and switches in population  density was stressed by Mrs  Jackson as being another of the  main reasons for such an extensive building and renovating program. One hundred. beginners  and probably four or five children leaving school, gives the  proper picture,  she said.  The pending by-law is 17 per  cent less than the one which suffered at the hands of the courts  last year. "Even this program  which is rumored to be away out  of line, will only handle the  known needs of tomorrow. It still  doesn't take care of the future  to the degree it should be prepared for. The figures released  for costs on schools includes the  architect's fees as well as grading and . rough finishing of the  school grounds, when the buildings are completed.  3. Maintenance costs for the  year 1948 were $6,130. Costs for  the last four years totalled $18,-  517.  "I'm not prepared to discuss  the financial programme," Mrs  Jackson said. "The tenders are out  now and will be discussed at the  next board meeting. But one  point I would like to make is  that the schedule on which we  are placing our annual retirement of principal gives the heavy  payments for the first two years  and then a steadily decreasing  sum, which in turn, will lower  the mill rate.  "It is around now that I should  appeal to you people to consider  these children. It is of the older  age groups of which I speak now.  We are sincerely trying to offer  them  something   better   to   look  forward to in their final years in  school and to keep these young  children  at school in their own  districts where they belong. High  School   means   more   than   book  learning. A course in shop work,  home economics and commercial  work will give these young folk 331AH3S  a more even chance to hold their  own with their city cousins."  ROBERTS CREEK ��� Plans were  laid at a recent executive  meeting of Legion Branch 219  for construction and payments on  a new hall.  Complete with kitchen and  stage, the proposed building will  stand on property bought by the  branch adjoining the old B and K  logging road. It is expected the  building will be 24 feet by 40.  Work on the building will  start in the very near future.  Clearing operations have already  been started.  Next regular monthly meeting  of the branch will be held at the  home of Robert Cummings,  Beach Avenue, April 14, 8 p.m.  Important business will be discussed. It is hoped a good turnout will be in attendance.  Cup Donated  GIBSONS ��� Board of Trade will  investigate the possibility of  donating a cup for Howe Sound  Farmers' Institute competition in  their Fall Fair.  First move in the donation had  been made last year but the cup  had never actually been awarded. Following a letter to this effect from the Institute, Chairman  John Theed announced the new  board would go through with the  promise.  George Evans will investigate  the type of cup and competition  for it. He is limited to a certain  sum in his planning.  Sign of the times: The U.S.  army has 330 generals, only 327  horses.  viaoioiA  junrasn ivieniAona Readers Say  SIR:  I would like to reply to Colonel  Burnett's statement about Pender Harbour's  stupid  tirade.  First. I want to say that I took  my high school training at the  Pender Harbour Superior School.  In grade 10 I took no correspondence courses, in grade 11 I took  one subject by correspondence  which was French. In grade 12 I  took three subjects, French and  two supplementary courses to  take the place of the three-year  courses I completed in grade 11.  (French was the only subject I  failed in of all the government  exams.) Why is it now necessary  for grades 9 and 10 to be taking  four courses in correspondence?  If the present teacher hasn't the  ability to teach these classes,  don't you think it is time we had  one capable of doing so?  Further to the fact of overtime, the students have been putting in an extra half hour daily  since about the beginning of November, when you, Colonel Burnett, stated at the ratepayers'  meeting that the pupils were behind in their work.  School had only been in session for about two months when  you made the statement they  were already behind. What explanation have you for that, You  cannot blame the cold weather.  One reason why seven pupils  have quit school is that it was  impossible for them to continue  their work under present conditions.  The children were refused  their annual school Christmas  concert on the grounds that they  could not spare the time from  their studies to practise parts for  it. Yet they were going to take  the time to participate in a concert sponsored by the Board of  Trade. To me, that just doesn't  make sense.  Also about the teacher doing  her own carpentry work. If repairs were needed at the school,  why didn't the local trustee attend to the matter. Isn't the trustee's job to look after the upkeep and maintenance of the  school?  Why have three teachers resigned from the junior divisions  within a year. Why don't you  take the time, Colonel Burnett  to find out the facts about whether our recent cz-iticism is unfair?  Muriel Cameron.  SIR:  The Representatives and Trustees of School District No. 46 (Sechelt) note with concern the  charges levelled at some of them  through the letters column of  your paper. These publicly elected representatives of the Board  are not afraid of honest criticism  and are quite ready to defend  their position with respect to the  pending By-Law at the proper  time.  A detailed analysis of expenditures to be made and a full explanation of the reasons behind  the building programme will also be given. The programme  which will be presented to the  people for their approval is based on detailed investigation into  the present and future school  needs and is concurred in by the  Department of Education. This  is no hair - brained, hastily-  thought-up proposition, but is the  result of careful study of our  whole school problem.  The School Board has been  challenged to a debate by one of  its most vociferous opponents.  This challenge is obviously intended to embarrass the Board, as  it would lay it open to charges  of lack of intestinal fortitude if  it did not accept. The Board has  no intention of being forced by a  minority group into a debate  which cannot but be full of recriminations. The Board wishes  it to be known that through Pub-  G_fos$i_s School News  By EUGENE BLOMGREN  ffib <E*msi $*bxs pit  Member   Canadian   Weekly   Newspapers Association   (B.C.   Division)  Authorized   as   Second   Class   Mail,  Post   Office   Department,   Ottawa  W. A. SUTHERLAND  Editor  and   Managing   Director  Published every   Monday  by  The  Coast  News  Limited  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  JAMES Sinclair,  MP, is playing his usual game  of appeasing the little fellow when he thinks  it is good policy to do so in a loud voice, but he is  still playing politics with a matter which is vital  to the future of the peninsula.  In a speech to many loyal liberals at Sechelt  on Tuesday, Mr Sinclair pointed out he was firmly convinced that the Peninsula needed more  wharves and more breakwaters.  Nuts.  In a letter to the Gibsons Board of Trade received three weeks ago, Mr Sinclair urged the  board to continue on their proposed plan for  elimination of wharves and trying to channel the  federal money into the much needed highway  here.  In the letter sent to Mr Sinclair, requesting  his views on the scrapping of some local  wharves, including Roberts Creek wharf and the  chances of getting the federal government to lend  a monetary hand in building a decent blacktop  highway here, Mr Sinclair wrote in approval.  On Tuesday he came out against the plan ���  loud hurrahs from Roberts Creek stalwarts there  ���urged on, Mr Sinclair took up the cudgels on  behalf of the "little boats that so badly need protection."  All these things may be so. Little boats need  protection. On every coastal water from Archangel to Sidney, little boats need protection, but  do they get it? And for the few that have protection was it given as a primary must in the economy of the countries involved. Don't forget millions of people live along some of the more rugged coasts ��� without benefit of million-dollar  breakwaters for their little boats.  In these countries roads are the main necessity ��� roads are treated first. Here we build  wharves ��� repair wharves ��� and build new  wharves without thought of the changing ways  and traffic conditions which may warrant a new  thought now and then.  We know, every one knows, the economy of  the peninsula was dependent on the ships at one  time. Because of ships, large and small, the peninsula is what it is today. But we have evolved.  If we were to keep feeding caterpillars broken down cocoons we would wind up with bloated,  useless caterpillars. We would be denied the  beauty of the butterfly.  The same applies here. If we keep feeding the  people the same old guff about wharves and  breakwaters for little boats and a somewhat restricted economy, we will have a dwarfed, mis-  formed Peninsula just as surely as the sun rises to  shine on it.  . We suggest that Mr Sinclair quit playing  with words and the hopes of little people and get  down to saving our country money, at the same  time improving our conditions here.  lie Meetings it will present a  clear-cut picture of its position  and the school needs of the district for all fair-minded people  to judge.  Yours respectfully,  Sechelt District School Board and  Elected Representatives.  SIR:  May I utilize some space in  your much esteemed publication  to point out publicly certain facts  in connection with the question  which I raised at the meeting in  the Sechelt Legion Hall last  night? The chairman of that  meeting ��� a local legion official  ���. was scarcely co-operative.  Perhaps he is congratulating himself on having avoided some discussion which might possibly  have proved embarrassing at a  liberal meeting.  The question which I brought  up was with regard to Merchant  Service veterans, and the veterans' preference for civil service  positions. I am not suggesting  that all members of the Merchant  Service be made eligible for the  preference, but only those who  have served in an actual theatre  of war. The usual answer to questions on this point goes something like this: "Well, the Merchant Seaman was well paid and  received a war risk bonus when  serving in a danger area." Now I  am not claiming that, the Merchant Seaman was at any time  underpaid, but in a very high  percentage of cases his pay, including war risk money, was not  substantially greater than the  amount received including gratuities by a man, who would be  considered his equivalent rank  by the Admiralty, serving in the  Navy. This may be slightly less  true amongst ratings and petty  officers than amongst junior officers. While my own service was  ,. with the British Merchant Service, and I can speak with greater authority of conditions in the  British Services, to the best of  my knowledge the comparative  conditions were similar in the  Canadian Services. Now just another point in connection with  these war risk bonuses: In my  case, and I believe it would be a  similar story had I been serving  on a Canadian vessel, the war  risk bonus ceased abruptly when  I became a prisoner aboard the  SCHARNHORST.. I don't know .  if we were cohsidered-rto be but  of danger* when aboard a German ship in the North Atlantic  or not. Furthermore during the  subsequent four years I spent as  a guest of the Third Reich I  most certainly didn't receive any  war risk bonus.  Now just in case anyone has  wrong ideas about the type of  service rendered during the war  by Merchant Seamen, and at the  risk of abusing the first personal  pronoun, I will cite a few facts.  On one small vessel in which I  was serving we had five air attacks in three hours. The last one  left the deck a mass of mangled  corpses. One-third of the crew  including those who subsequently died of wounds were wiped  out. The defensive armament  which we had consisted of. two  nre-world war, one low anglq  breech loaders of about three-  inch calibre, and two machine  guns  shooting  standard    French  rifle ammunition. In the early  days of the war when Britain  was fighting with her back to  the wall, and her life line was  the North Atlantic trade route,  it was customary for ONE Naval  vessel to escore from sixty to  ninety merchant ships HALF  WAY across the North Atlantic.  When we got half way across the  escort vessel would have to return for another convoy, while  we hoped we would get across  all right after dispersing. The  Naval vessel was more often  than not a passenger liner with  a few six-inch guns hastily put  aboard. However what the RN  personnel of these vessels lacked  in equipment they made up in  fortitude. The ^RAWLPINDI was  a classical example of this. At  that time the loss of merchant  ships was so serious that the  British Government was reluctant to publish the statistics. Any  vessel having engine trouble and  lagging behind a convoy of the  North West of Ireland was a  dead duck, the submarines were  waiting for them. I was once  told that the Western half of the  North Atlantic was well patrolled ��� it sure was, by the  SCHARNHORST, the ADMIRAL  SCHEER, the GNIESENAU, and  various smaller units of the  Deutsche Kreigsmarine. On the  unfinished crossing of the North  Atlantic which I made in March,  3 941, approximately a third of  the convoy was sunk after dispersing. I regret to state that  since our armament consisted of:  one four-inch low-angle breechloader, two .303 machine guns,  one Holman steam bomb thrower which threw a bomb about the  MAIN EVENT of the last three  weeks in the world of schools  was the three-act play "Aunt Sa-  manthy Rules the Roost". Main  actress and actor were Kay Norris and Eugene Blomgren. No one  really starred as each member  bore their burden equally well.  Mrs D.. Davies directed.  Barbara Graham, Donald Weal  and Eric Lindwall made a little  bit of history with their wire recorded songs on Noel Poole's machine. Noel brought the contraption to school and everyone tried  to get into the act. He wound up  with songs by the three mentioned above and groups of boys and  girls singing.  A typing film was shown to  the large typing class here which  brought many remarks of envy.  Tricks and ideas from the National Film Board pictures were  eagerly absorbed. Other films in-)  eluded one on salmon fishing and  one on cancer.  size of a hand grenade, and I al-,  most forgot one Ross rifle, it was  not feasible for us to attempt to  sink the Scharnhorst. Our maxi-.  mum speed was nine knots so we  (Continued  oh  Page  4)  mmr  MM��R  Give Through Your  Secheit  Cancer  Committee  Chairman:  MRS. W. K. BERRY  President   VON   Sechelt,   B.C  Ci_Hr<��  G��N��ROUSC/  GUARD tHOlEWQlJ LOVE 4  (  I  CO^E IN AND DRIVE THE PENINSULA'S BEST  the King of  Gara  WILSON CHEEIC KEEPING IN SHAPE  Sitting behind a desk or standing at a machine all day does  little to keep the waistline under  control. Most indoor workers  need a certain amount of mild  exercise to keep in trim and  there are few ways of doing this  better than by walking at least  part .of the way to and from  work.  John Liersch . ..  THE COAST  NEWS, Monday, April   10,   1950  Safety at home! Linoleum  corners, sewn on carpets, keep  them flat on the floor and lessen  the danger of tripping.  Quarterly General  Meeting  of  Community   Club  April 23, 2 p.m.  In. New Hall  Madeira Park  .vpumn_jppj.Pi.. "��� ������.pT'MP*���"'-"1"-"**  ~  STOCK-REDUCING  CLEARiSfOE  in  DRY GOODS  HARDWARE  CHINA  ETC.  MURDOCH'S  Marine Supply  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  EVERY TUESDAY!  Hear  Pat Morgan  Suzanne  The Nabobettes  and  Richmond  Hyslop's  Orchestra  On  HARMONY  HOUSE  Tuesday���-7:30 plm.  C-13  CAL GEORGE  Tlie man who nightly voices the 8:00 p.m.  news for Yorkshire and Pacific Securities  Ltd. Exclusive news stories highlight this  popular nightly newscast heard on _ o .  ^iamimm^m  "ALMOST all problems encountered in forest business in British-Columbia is affected and influenced to a greater or lesser extent by the one great over-riding  problem inherent in the business.  This problem is the problem of  competing in the markets of the  world with the end products developed from the raw material  wood grown on our forest land."  Those are the words of John E.  Liersch, Assistant Vice-President,  Powell River Co. Ltd., speaking  for a panel of forest experts, to  the delegates of the Third Resources Conference, in Victoria,  on February 15th.  Mr Liersch emphasized that  only 20 per cent of British Columbia's forest products were  sold on the' domestic market and  that the industry must depend  for its success on its ability to  maintain its exports. Other problems faced by the industry were  the size and types of inventories  carried in yards ��� the problem  of manufacturing high grade  lumber from low grade logs ���  the problem of fitting the manufacturing programme into the  whims of the buying public. In  the pulp and paper field. Mr  Liersch pointed out that this industry was also faced with the  necessity, of producing high quality products from steadily diminishing qualities of raw materials. Other problems faced by the  industry as a whole was the need  of finding capital to develop new  processes so as to maintain its  position in world markets.  Capital expenditures needed to  develop a logging camp vary from  30 to 45 dollars per thousand  board feet of annual production,  exclusive of timber investments,  Dealing with the subject of reforestation, Mr Liersch declared  that under today's costs it is estimated that a total of 30 dollars  per acre is required to plant areas  which do not re-seed naturally.  This cost is broken down as follows:  Planting Stock   $ 3.50  Planting (labor)    13.50  Snag falling   7.00  Roadwork and camp  construction       4.00  Supervision and headquarters  administration. 2.00  logging in mountainous areas has  led to mounting road construction costs. At the same time, high  level logging has led to a shorter  season due to snow, with recurring dangers of fire and flood.  The desire to make employees  more comfortable, said Mr  Liersch, has added to the overhead. Demand during the war for  skilled labor in cities and towns-  drained loggers of experienced  personnel and left the industry  with the expensive problem of  training new men, he declared.  In addition, the logger is faced  with the two-fold problem of fire  control and fire prevention which  continues to add to the over-all  (Continued on Page 4)  �����������>��������>"�����"^"'p"���"*:��� ��p'"iwii��m��i_j��iuiiii ��� ii  $30.00  In conclusion, Mr Liersch said:  "The problem of properly managed forest land in British Columbia  is too big for the Government,  which presently owns 93 per cent  of the forest land of the Province.  Private industry must be enlisted in the battle. In order to create this partnership an incentive  and hope of reward for the work  done must be supplied. Forest  management legislation has supplied this incentive, under certain conditions, but it is not suited to the whole province. The  policy should not be continued  to the exclusion of developing  other type of tenure .which, under certain conditions, would  provide the required incentives,  and arrive at the same end of  sound forest management."  industry faced with large capital  outlays for camps, equipment and  road construction but because  available timber is less accessible  over-all costs have increased tremendously.  While the problems of harvesting have increased, the density of  timber   stands   and   the   average  GARDEN UME-.  50 Ib. sack   �����'  GARDEN  From     si ��_^aa  GARDEN  From      All Steel Hand Tools  Cultivators Trowels Forks  Wooden   Wheelbarrows.   Painted   red.  Steel  wheel          at   ��  MARSHALL'S HARDWAI  "Serving the Peninsula"  GIBSONS PHONE 33  nucmsnBaB^MmammB^nmmaamucszEBztszsa  ���H_________B__e__H__BH_____XB_K___9______t_n___9  Are  you   interested   in  dressing   up  your  house   for  Spring? We can supply a complete wardrobe.  log size and grades have steadily  Mr Liersch said. Not only is the declined, he declared. High level  In   Conjunction  with  Cecil   Lawrence  PAINTS  WALLBOARDS  ARBORITE  VARNISHES  FLOORTSLES  CHROME SHOULD  Chrome 8^i��&_lciErag  For Sink Tops  Call BILL HUNTER  Sechelt 43  Sechelt Building Supplies  one 60  GOING PtACESy_I^MUT^  The boy Joesn �� tcnow <.��  yei      olany a grown-up doesn't realize it���bu  the new oil Helds ot Alberta bnahten Canada's tuture.  Wesrernoii is saving 100 million scarce U.S   dollars fhis vear, dollars we  don'' nove >~c oav ou'   or oii 'mporrs      This means money to buy other  imports  wa  need���things  that  cannol   be  grown  or  made in Canada  Next year Alberta oii should save 14b million U.S. dollars!  Then, too, the search tor oil is making a big new market in Alberta loi  things the rest oi Canada has to sell The oil industry is spending $3  millions a week in the west. Across the nation this money is fostering  new industries, expanding plants, creating jobs, paying wages, building  homes.  And in the prairies petroleum product prices are lower than they would  have been if oil had not been found. Prairie consumers saved more than  $30 millions last year. Anything that helps prairie prosperity helps  all Canada.  Oil is important to us all.    More oil means a higher standard of living.  The search tor oil is unending, a costly business, often disappointing.  But the job is pressing forward. And new-found oil is changing our  future . . . promising a better, brighter tuture for Canadians���man and  boy alike !  Bringing you oil is a big job ��� . ���  c&nd a costly one  ���:���:���;��� ������::���:������ ���:���������>��� -������.���:������.��� g  ;....      PRODUCTS      ^ 4  THE COAST  NEWS, Monday, April   10,   1950  r w\ i ypTi'yysp  MORE ABOUT  Murdoch's Landing     Readers Say ...  Ey MYRNER Continued   irom   Editorial   Page  IT WAS Mrs Royal Murdock's  birthday recently so her Mends  got together and turned the  tables on her by surprising with  a party. In the table centre stood  a lovely birthday cake made by  Mrs Art Cherry and decorated  by Mrs Don Dillabough.  Mr and Mrs Ken Bell returned  Sunday from Vancouver. Hope  they enjoyed their trip.  Optometrist  GIBSONS  PHONE GIBSONS 91  Office Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 5  p.m.  Evenings   by   Appointment  Every  day  except  Thursday  Why   go   to   Vancouver  for  Optical.  Service?  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  Modern hair  styling. Competent    work.  DOLLY  JONAS  Phone for Appointments  didn't have much chance to get  away. I might also mention the  days of exposure endured in lifeboats and on rafts in Arctic waters by the men of the Murmansk  convoys. There were also men in  Merchant Service, patriotic men  who were there because they  were determined to do their bit,  but were physically unacceptable  to the armed services.  I hope this will make it clear  why I felt slightly insulted on  one occasion when after applying for a Civil Service position,  I had my application returned  from Ottawa with a letter stating it could not be considered as  1 had no war service. The reason  that I was serving on British  ships and not on Canadian ships  was that during the pre-war depression I had to go to England  to obtain employment. During  the war I remained a Merchant  Seaman partly in response to a  general appeal being made to  Merchant Seamen by that outstanding figure of statesmanship,  W. S. Churchill, who was then  First Lord of the Admiralty.  Well   the   meeting   in   Sechelt  was   most   instructive,     it   thoroughly confirmed my opinion of  whom not to vote for. The meeting to which I refer was the one  addressed by our Liberal MP.  Yours truly,  William M. Granger,  Ex Senior Radio Officer,  S/S Demeterton.  A man is weighed by the company he thinks nobody knows  he's keeping.  Please Clip This Directory Out and Hang By Your Phone  For Reference  BEER BOTTLES REAL ESTATE  Will rail and buy for cash,  beer bottles, scrap metal, etc.  Calls made at intervals from  Hopkins to  Irvines Landing.  R.  H.  STROSHEIN  Wilson   Creek  Specialist  in  Coast Property  Consolidated Brokers Ltd.  Gulf Coast Offices  Gibsons and Sechelt  Phone  37  GARBAGE DISPOSAL  TYPEWRITERS  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  Typewriter Sales and  Service  Agent for Remington  For Fast, Accurate Service  see  COLIN WINGRAVE  Gibsons,  B.C.  TAXI  CARPENTERS  Qualified Carpenter  Nearly  40  years  in  the  Carpentry Business  Desires   Contracts  Free   Estimates  Work Guaranteed  R.   INN IS  Granthams  PENINSULA CABS  24-Hour Service  2 Phones ��� 2 Cabs  WILSON CREEK and  SELMA PARK  Phone   Sechelt- 66  GIFT STORE  BILL'S TAXI  Reliable 24 Hour Service  Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Bill Mervyn  Phone Halfmoon Bay 7-U  Headquarters for Wool,  Notions,   Cards,  Toys,  Miscellaneous Gifts  Gibsons 5-10-15  Store  Left  of Post  Office  Gibsons, B.C.  TRANSFER-TRUCKERS  LAND CLEARING  HANSEN TRANSFER  GENERAL CARTAGE  GOOD BUSHWOOD  Phone Sechelt  28  Sechelt, B.C.  Bulldozing ��� Clearing  Grading ��� Excavating  Road Building  PHONE  A.   E.   RITCHEY  Gibsons 86, Gibsons, B.C.  PLUMBING and  HEATING  SUNSET HARDWARE  GIBSONS  Registered Plumbers  PLUMBING  ��>ales   and   Contracting  PLUMBING-HARDWARE  REFRIGERATION  Hardware, Plumbing Supplies  Heating Necessities  "Serving the Peninsula"  Marshall's   Hardware  Phone Gibson���33  Marine, Commercial, Domestic. Walk-in boxes, Deep  Freezers. Guaranteed Second  Hand Commercial Refrigerator units for sale.  W. J. NAYLOR  Roberts Creek      Phone 24K  MORE ABOUT . . .  Care Needed  (Continued  from Page   3)  cost of producing logs. Tied with  this is the problem of the disposal  of slash, he said.  The control of attacks by insects, such as the Hemlock Loop-  er, the Blackheaded and  Spruce  bud-worms continue to plague  the forester, Mr Liersch told the  audience. While aircraft spray has  been of value best hope appears  to lie with the use of disease organisms which affect the insect  host, he said.  A greater knowlelge of the incidence and development of diseases must be obtained if losses  in mature and over-mature timber is to be halted, Mr Liersch  pointed out. He advocated a pathological survey of B.C. forests to  ascertain the heavily affected  stands which should then be logged.  He felt that because most of  the mature stands are inaccessible this would add considerably to logging costs because roads  would have to be constructed in  advance of economical logging  conditions.  The facts which prevent or limit the practice of silviculture in  any particular area or forest type  fall into two broad groups, Mr  Liersch declared:  (1) The incomplete scientific  foundation upon which good silviculture must be based, and  (2) The relative lack of application of available scientific data  to actual practice, which situation may be laid to three things:  (a) Too little applied research  designed to make practical use of  accepted theories, ideas and factual information in the improvement of forest regeneration,  growth and productivity.  (b) Lack of interest on the part  of many forest owners and operators, which is related to the absence of incentives to practice  good forestry. t  (c) The absence of those conditions which, in the older countries, have led almost automatically to better silviculture, viz., a  scarcity of, and high demand for,  forest   products,     a     consequent  Hassans9  PENDER HARBOUR, B.C.  The  Old-Establ ished  General     Store  SUPPLYING  FAMILIES,  FISHERMEN AND  CAMPS  Latest   in   Novelties  and  Toys.  Fish Buyers  HOME GAS STATION  Mechanical Refrigeration  Fresh Deliveries on Hand  Always.  Steer for  Hassans' Landing  Midway South Shore  This advertisement is not published  or displayed by the Liquor Control  Board or by the Government of  British Columbia.  KEEPING HOUSE ALONE ,  Keeping house alone, even for  working people, can be easy and  interesting. A little thought given  to planning can make the preparation of varied, nutritious meals  a pleasant hobby as well as an  aid to health and vitality.  high degree of utilization and  marketability even of small materials, and a well-developed  transportation system.  DIAGNOSE EARLY  Cancer is primarily a disease  of middle age, but it can and frequently does strike at the young.  For this reason young people who  suspect they may be suffering  from cancer should not delude  themselves that they are too  young. A medical examination  will tell you quickly and definitely  how  matters  stand.  Brazil is the newspaperman's  dream country. There the law  exempts   journalists  from  taxes.  a,  Ears w3B3 often drain  Hundred Tongues"  For all your  dry a  Requirements  BURNS & JACKSON SAWMILL  Phone Wilson Creek 15M2 Wilson Creek  ��hr (Eoast $en>s  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  PERSONAL-  SHIP BY Gulf Lines Express to  or from Vancouver., Low rates.  Fast   service.   Careful   handling.  Specify Gulf -Lines Express^ ���* - tf-  WATCHMAKER:  H. C.  DENNY, watchmaker and  jeweller, still in business. Opposite Co-op Store, Gibsons, B.C.  2717-39  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  FOR SALE:  4-ROOM partly furnished comfortable house, oil stove, bathroom, double lot, wooded. See  Mrs. Husby, Main Rd., Gibsons,  or phone CH 5448, or write 3562  W. 26th Ave., Vancouver.  2716-37  UNWANTED HAIR:  UNWANTED  HAIR  Permanently eradicated from any J  part of. the body with Saca-Peljp/  the remarkable discovery of they  age. Saca-Pelo contains no drugf  or chemical and will kill the hair|  root.  LOR-BEER   LABORATORIES  679 ��� Granville  St.  Vancouver, B.C. i   2719-39f|  SUMMER homesites in the cele-<|  brated and beautiful Jervis In- |  let area on Vanguard Bay, any h  size you desire from 2 acres up,,  at only $100 per acre. Vanguard/  Bay offers unexcelled boat an-l!  chorage. Cod and salmon fishing |  with fresh water lake only 'l9  block inland. For details write.^j  to W. E. Haskins, Pender Har-/fi  bor. tfn |  FOR RENT: :    "     ~~ <f  H.  B.  GORDON,  agent for  Pani  Abode   Homes,    Sechelt " P.O.I  Temporarily  Sechelt Inn.  2717-1^  WANTED  FIR  PILING  For  specifications  and  prices  apply to  Canada  Creosoting  Co.   Ltd.  P.O. Drawer 2408, North Vancouver. Telephone North 1421  36  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 I  lease land in Land Recording j  District of Vancouver and sitii  ate. Pender Harbour fronting lots-;'  18-23 incl. and iVroad allowance'  between lots 22 and 23 ��� D.L.I  1390 Group 1, New Westminster  District ��� Plan 4276.  Take  notice  that  R.  D.  Murn  doch   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 com-   j  mencement���9   chains   more   or  less,   and   containing   five  acres,   ,  more or less, for the purpose of   '  mooring  floats,  necessary walks  and approaches    and    buildings .  supported on posts.  Royal Douglas Murdoch   ;  Dated Feb. 25, 1950. THE EYES AT FAULT  Many automobile accidents can  be traced directly to a disease  called glaucoma, a condition  which restricts the ability of a  driver to see well in directions  other than directly in front. Frequently glaucoma has no symptoms that can be detected by the  layman or even an optometrist.  A medical eye specialist the only  one who can discover and treat  this condition successfully.  In full stride the ostrich covers  25 feet with each step.  Tulips grow best when planted  as close to cold weather as possible.  GULF LINES LTD.  SCHEDULE NO. 16���EFFECTIVE MARCH 14, 1950  All Times Daylight Saving When in Effect  _ Schedule of Operations Between  VANCOUVER ��� WILSON CREEK ��� SECHELT ���  HALFMOON BAY ��� PENDER HARBOUR  Tuesday  Wednesday  NORTHBOUND  Lv. VANCOUVER 9:30 a.m.  Ar. WILSON CREEK        11:45 a.m.  SECHELT 12:00 noon  HALFMOON BAY        1:00 p.m.  PENDER   HARBOUR  2:00 p.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER 9:30 a.m.  Ar. WILSON   CREEK      11:45 a.m.  SECHELT 12:00 noon  HALFMOON   BAY       1:00 p.m.  PENDER HARBOUR   2:00 p.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER 9:00 a.m.  Ar. SECHELT 11:15 a.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER 9:30 a.m.  Ar.  PENDER   HARBOUR   1:00 p.m.  Thursday  Friday  Lv. VANCOUVER  Ar. WILSON  CREEK  SECHELT  HALFMOON BAY  5:30 p.m.  7:45 p.m.  8:00 p.m.  9:00 p.m.  Saturday  Lv. VANCOUVER  Ar. SECHELT  12:30 noon  2:45 p.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER 9:30 a.m.  Ar. WILSON CREEK 11:45 a.m.  SECHELT 12:00 noon  HALFMOON BAY 1:00 p.m.  PENDER   HARBOUR  2:15 p.m.  Lv. VANCOUVER 7:30 p.m.  Ar. SECHELT 9:45 p.m.  Sunday  Tuesday  SOUTHBOUND  Lv. PENDER HARBOUR  HALFMOON BAY  SECHELT  WILSON CREEK  Ar. VANCOUVER  Wednesday  Lv.  PENDER HARBOUR  HALFMOON  BAY  SECHELT  WILSON  CREEK  Ar. VANCOUVER  5:15  p.m.  6:15  p.m.  7:15  p.m.  7:30  p.m.  9:45  p.m.  2:30  p.m.  3:30  p.m.  4:30  p.m.  5:00  p.m.  7:15  p.m.  Thursday  Lv. SECHELT  Ar. VANCOUVER  8:15  10:45  p.m.  p.m.  Friday  Lv.  HALFMOON  BAY  SECHELT  Ar. VANCOUVER  9:15 p.m.  8:00 p.m.  12:15  mid.  Sunday  Lv.  Ar.  Lv.  Ar.  PENDER HARBOUR 2:45  HALFMOON BAY 3:45  WILSON  CREEK 4:45  VANCOUVER 7:00  SECHELT 4:15  VANCOUVER 6:30  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  p.m.  Vessels Leave from Gulf Dock Ft. Cardero St., Vcncou/er    |  "Turn Down Cardero���Where Georgia and Pender Meet"  INFORMATION TA2141  GULF LINES  LTD-  Gulf Dock, Foot Cardero St., Vancouver  Logging Show  Good, Redonda  FRESH water is one the reasons  for the pleasant look on Sylver  Reiffer's face, and why not? As  superintendent of Giroday Sawmills' Logging Division on Redonda Island, he has Jack Lake,  with its five miles of shoreline  right in the middle of his operation. His whole system of log  harvesting is, naturally enough,  based on this piece of topographical benevolence.  Two "cats," working on a contract basis, are able to skid the  idgs down to the water from any  desired direction, and once in the  water, they are sorted and towed  to the one and only loader necessary to transfer them from water  to  truck.  The five-mile X logging road  from loader to "salt chuck" is a  permanent way���no extensions.���  no side roads are necessary. As  a part of the route to market  alone the value of the lake is  very great, but as a natural storage ground it is of inestimable  value to Giroday's merchandising system. Should the price of  cedar fall, Sylver simply holds  that species in fresh water storage until normal or higher prices  are offered. The same, of course,  applies to Pacific Coast Hemlock  ��� the wood is deteriorating not  at all, and in view of the fact  that high quality Douglas Fir  forms sixty per cent of the available timber stand, storage of the  less costly logs for a while exercises no hardship to anybody.  They are immediately available  whenever the price favors their  transportation.  As logging operations go in  British Columbia, Sylver Reiffer's outfit at Redonda Island is  not big, but the average production of some million feet per  month at the hands of twenty-five  men would be considered good  output in considerably larger  workings.  Freedom from labor trouble is  one of the strong points which  tend towards such a good showing. There just is no dissatisfaction in Sylver's camp for the  simple reason that all the men  are making considerably better  money than the union scale lays  down,- aiTd "the" "supef" himself  is the type of man for whom men  will freely give of their best. A  turnover of less than five per  cent per annum in the working  force is proof enough of this.  There is still a good four years  of logging to be done in Redonda  Island  holdings.  THE COAST  NEWS, Monday, April   10,   1950  MOTHER'S  MORALE  There's nothing that lifts the  morale of a housewife like the  occasional "dinner out". Cooking meals day in and day out is  apt to get monotonous at times  and, like everyone else, the home-  maker needs a change once in a  while. She'll enjoy her own caak-  ing more after the occasional restaurant meal.  "Black light" is a phrase used  to describe infrared or ultraviolet radiation.  STOPPING TOOTH DECAY  Dental experts agree that tooth  decay can, to a very worthwhile  extent, be prevented. Certain  drugs are showing great promise  for the prevention of dental decay but their full effectiveness is  not yet known. Dentists say the  regular use of the toothbrush,  avoidance of too many sweets,  and twice-a-year visits to the  dentist are the best ways of preserving healthy teeth.  WHEN BUYING SALT  Take a second look at the label  next time you buy salt. Does it  say "iodized"? Iodized salt tastes  the same as ordinary salt but it  has been treated to prevent simple goitre. Most of us need a certain amount of iodine in our diet, particularly if we live in those  areas where seafoods are not  abundant.  Sechelf-Jervis Towing Co.  Your Local Complete Marine Towing Service  LOG TOWING ��� YARDING ��� SCOWS ��� DREDGING  PILE DRIVING ��� SALVAGE  Special  Facilities for Quick Movement of Cots,  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, Tel.   11F2  NANAIMO���The Nanaimo Towing Co.  Ltd.  Tel., Day 555; Night 1497 or 305  Area Agent���Mr. H. Spalding, Pender Harbour, Tel. 6 S 2  i  ROAD ROLLERS FOR CANADA  A firm in Lincolnshire, England, has consigned $215,000  worth of road rollers to reach  Canada in time for the opening  of the road construction season  in April.  inaiy men, women  gain 54OJS lbs.  Get New Pep, Vim, Vigor  What a thrill! Bony limbs fill out; ugly hollows  fill up; seek no longer scrawny; body loses half-  starved, sickly "bean-pole" look. Thousands o��  girls, women, men, who never could gain before,  are now proud of shapely, healthy-looking bodies.  They thank the special vigor-building, flesh-building  tonic, Ostrex. Its tonics, stimulants, lnvlgorators,  iron, vitamin Bi, calcium, enrich blood, improve  appetite and digestion so food gives you mora  strength and nourishment: put flesh on bare bones.  Don't fear getting loo tat. Stop when you've gained  the 5. 10. 15 or 20 lbs. you need for normal weight.  Costs little. New "get acquainted" size only 600.  Try famous Ostrex Tonic Tablets for new vigor  and added pounds, this very day. At ail druggists.  Now that the weather is getting better we have something  else to worry us���the School By-law. After the bylaw is  a thing of the past, I suppose there will be something else  ���maybe the hospital or the beer parlor or the state of  our roads or it might even get closer to home and heating systems or furnaces or oil heaters or just plain ordinary kitchen stoves. If any of the first things bother  you, don't bother phoning Laurie Speck, he isn't too sure  of the answers himself. All he has are some ideas on the  subjects but if it's the last named things you are troubled  with you can grab a phone, or write a letter or send  Junior over or get Grandma to drop in and see or you  can get Clarence Joe to send smoke signals to  LAURIE SPECK  no matter what method of communication you use���yes  it does. Don't use heiroglyphics���aint got no pyramid  handy���any other method'll always get you the best  li'lle spot on the Peninsula for fixin' anything in metal  or any trouble with oil exceptin' shares. If you should use  the Bell system it's  64-R  WHAT'S  THE  GREATEST  STANDING  OFFER  EVER  MADE  It is this ��� reward for EXTRA effort.  It is a basic fact of human nature  that people will work amazingly  hard if they get something extra  for doing it.  Through the years it has stimulated  men to invent new and better  machines���to invest in new enterprises  ���to create the world's great  industrial plants���to compete  in free markets.  By increased use of machine power  on our mass production lines,  we have been able to lower costs���  to produce more for every hour  we work than any country  outside this hemisphere.  Our productive efficiency has  resulted in constantly higher  wages and shorter hours.  Our labor has the right to choose  Jobs, to organize and  to bargain collectively.  Let's produce more goods than ever.  Let's create new industries and  expand old ones���-make more  new jobs for more people. "*  here's a big reward for extra effort  ���one we ALL can share.  BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATION OP TRADE AND INDUSTRY 6  THE COAST  NEWS# Monday, April   10,   1950  Bowen Island  By   PEARL   PUNNETT  THE   PIE   Shop   has  opened  for  the summer season. Is managed again by Messers Whitlaw and  McManus. *  Mr and Mrs Claude Pidgeon  are here for the Easter vacation,  and staying at "Woodlands",  Millers Landing Road.  Rev A. W. Mcintosh of Vancouver is taking the Easter service at Bowen United Church.  Mr and Mrs Wes Graham of  Vancouver Island were the week��  end guests at the latter's parents,  Mr and Mrs P. Wood.  Mr and Mrs Tom White arrived here last week for the summer season and Tommy is now  runing the "Sannie" ferries, and  a daily service to Horseshoe Bay  from April 1st.  Mrs Blanche Waters is opening a general store on the Scarborough Road. Which will mean  a great convenience for residents  and summer visitors in that area.  Miss Freda Swatz is spending  the Easter vacation with Mrs K.  M. Rodger.  Amongst the visitors to the Is-  .mmavHTBBHBMm.  Sponsored by Pender Harbour Community Club  t��fS  S  Movies Entertainment  Refreshments Sold  at 8 p.m.  Home Cooking Sale  Collection  "What do you mean you Hate Spring?  . .t. Yes, the line is busy���Martha, what do.you mean  you  hate Spring?  No clothes���who has these days.  You need a permanent and your hair's a mess���for  heaven's  sake,   pull  yourself  together,   gal.  All   you  need is to hop on down to Lang's and get a Home  Permanent Kit, a  brand new brush  and comb���will  you   stop   interrupting   me?   Get  either   the   Richard  Hudnut Home Permanent Kit at $3.25 (Later you can  get the Home Permanent Kit, plus Egg Creme Shampoo for $1.75) or a Toni  Home Permanet Kit with a  new spin curler for $2.79. (Toni also has a refill kit  for $1.25 and a special kit for $1.59 with six midget  curlers.)  In brushes you have a choice ranging from  98c to $3.95 and I would definitely recommend the  new 49c  Wave  Saver  Comb���it's   Black   Only.   But  saves on the waves���you're much too young to give  up so early. Call me next week and  report.   In the  meantime,  if you  want the  spring  put     back     into  Springtime, get the first bus and scram into  Lang's! Drugs  GIBSONS  SECHELT  Bv   Cherrv   Whitaker  THIS MORNING it was spring-  tonight, that old familiar coastal condition known as "south-  east-winds-and-rain" has returned to dampen all exposed areas,  and spirits. Nonetheless we (the  plural is used to denote family���  not the royal or editorial reference) actually heard and saw a  robin this morning!  I know that everyone sees robins. They see them in the spring,  summer, fall and winter. The  papers write stories about them  and about the people who see  them. Hours are spent trying to  establish who saw what first and  where thev saw it. Nothing ever  seems to be proved beyond the  fact that the boids is here.  I have never waxed particularly enthusiastic on the subject,  because to date our "first" robin  has invariably turned out to be  a mountain thrush, a towhee, or  has simply disappeared in the  bushes by the time we arrive on  the scene. In self-defense I have  ignored the robins till such time  as they are flapping around in  such quantities that it is safe to  comment. This eliminates any  controversy about identification  and "first's".  But today was different. We  feel we have at last joined the  brotherhood of robin watchers. I  don't mean that we aspire to fame  by way of claiming any "first",  but we feel that for once our  powers of observation cannot be  questioned.  The radio announced the official arrival of spring . . . the call  came . . . we answered . . . and  there he was. Not a mountain  thrush, not a towhee, but a nice  fat, cheeky robin. We don't mind  that others have seen the same  thing and possibly weeks ago ���  it's our first and we love him  dearly.  Which has little or no connection with what comes next . . .  except that both subjects belong-  to the feathered world.  Who does what with all the  stuffing from roast turkeys and  chickens after the consumers are  already stuffed to the ears? This  may not be a problem to families  who all like it and eat it. But,  there must be multitudes, like  ours, who prefer to leave it  alone. I like it both hot and cold  in small quantities; the head of  the house likes it cold in the  same amounts; but to the washboard brigade it's as popular as  grandmother's sulphur and molasses was to us. The net result  is that large quantities of stuffing leer hopefully after the last  bone is bare.  Once or twice I have deceitfully thrown it in with the soup,  and with "silence is the best policy" firmly in mind, tried to put  the deal over. But the young  Sherlock Holmes noses twitch at  the first sniff and I am forced to  admit the soup has been tampered with. Only threats of sudden  death have disposed of a plate  each. It seems such a waste of  time, effort and money to go on  year after year stuffing the birds  for the sake of appearance and  Flavor. Yet I tried it- once without and the result was gruesome.  Whv doesn't some enterprising  soul invent a perpetual, ersatz  stuffing that could be whisked in,  cooked to impart the desired flavor, removed at the finale, then  tucked away till the next occasion? Think of the saving in  cash, broken finger nails and  grated knuckles.  Speaking of stuffing reminds  me . . .Where are all the letters  that all those, who might be in  favor of improvements to the  schools, could write? . . . Are  they, or are they not going to  put a railing on the right-hand  side of the -approach to the new  Sechelt wharf? . . . Did you know  that Jack "Under the Dogwood"  Jervis has awent to the big city?  ... That there are only no more  days before'the Easter holidays  and that the school kids are all  delighted, now, that school remained open during the cold  weather.  This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor  Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.  In .the old days a woman's face  was her fortune. Now it's the  druggist's.  land last week to open up their  summer homes was Mr and Mrs  Arthur Pollard, Mr and Mrs H.  Campbell, Miss Becky Melton,  Vic and Audrey Culpin.  A social was held in the school  on Saturday, April 1st, in aid of  the Red Cross. Not a very big  crowd, but $30 was realized.  COOL, CLEAR WATER  With spring rolling around the  hiking fraternity begins to look  to their hobnail boots and haversacks. The experienced hikers  know that their summer's sport  may be ruined by diseases con  tracted by drinking polluted  water. These veterans avoid  drinking from streams and abandoned wells and, when forced to  use water from other than regular sources, boil it thoroughly before drinking.  UMMJUJil   Pi..l..r.MF.:K��,i*��i_,JBE-_gg_-  Comfortable Rooms  Modern Conveniences  Centrally Located in Pender Harbour  Phone 1242  ipwmu��-__^����yj|��VM!juiwiu_:>r__p__.  Doctor Duncan T. R. McColl, of Sechelt, is  attending the Convention of the American  College of Surgeons at Seattle during the  Easter Week. Doctor John Sullivan of Vancouver is in charge of the practise as Locumn  Tenens during the interval.  He is just one of the hundreds  who during the day will  drop into the branch bank  around the corner.  Savings depositors with their pay cheques  ... retail merchants with the day's cash..  people consulting the manager about loans,  others cashing cheques ... it is all part of  the daily work of the branch bank.  In ten years the number of accounts  maintained by bank depositors has grown  from 5,000,000 to 8,000,000.  This shows how Canadians have come to  count on their local banks for a great  variety of services. The banks keep pace  with the growing needs of the nation.  SPONSORED    BY    YOUR    BAN gpsiaaisggaa_i?s^^  Printed   Letterheads  Printed  Envelopes  \x  A bargain is not usually found under any kind of pressure or  impulse buying. And a bargain is not always what it seems.  In printing, for instance, even though you might shave prices  five or ten percent by shopping all over the city, you might  find that your economy was a bit costly.  *^ ,_ ^  WEDDING  INVITATIONS  Social   Stationery  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.  . <u��  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.  Blank  Envelopes  Printed  Envelopes  All  sizes  and  styles THE COAST NEWS, Monday, April   10,  1950  Sinclair Will  Address Meeting  JAMES   Sinclair will  address  a  public meeting at Gibsons, tonight,  Monday,  in Bal's Hall,  8  p.m.  Mr Sinclair is making a tour of  his constituency during Easter  recess. He has already spoken at  Sechelt, West Vancouver and  North Vancouver. It is believed  Sunnybrook Hospital, veterans'  hospital near Toronto, is situated  on a 500-acre estate and accommodates up to 1,450 patients.  Almost     two-thirds     of     this  year's clams are being canned.  the address will deal with subjects other than that covered at  Sechelt.  Touring Canada  Sea Cadet Director  DIRECTOR for Sea Cadets of  Canada and Newfoundland,  Commander D. E. Elliott, is in  Vancouver after visiting cadet  stations across the Dominion.  The son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs.  D. H. Pickard of Westview, Commander Elliott was unable to  visit here this week as planned,  but left by plane for Ottawa on  Wednesday.  THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER  During recent years millions of  dollars have been spent and many  of the world's top scientists have  been engaged in a battle against  cancer. The fight has not been  without positive results and now  many cases of cancer, if discovered early, can be cured. If you  have reason to suspect cancer,  don't let fear or neglect put you  off. See a qualified physician at  once. Time is important.  EDINBURGH  FESTIVAL  At the Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama,  which is to be held from August  20 to September 9, 1950, a religious work "Das Marienleben",  by the modern composer, Paul  Hindemith, will be sung for the  first time in Britain.  Mink are the most numerous  and valuable of farm-raised fur-  bearing  animals  in Canada.  Tfiese Bargains Are Your.  For the Driving  We are Proud to Demonstrate Our  NEW CHEVROLETS  1 DELUXE FLEETLINE  1 SPECIAL STYLINE  See Them Now at Your  Chevrolet * Oldsmobile  Dealers  IMnKmnnWtVIBmmmWMtnnmmKBm  Roberts Creek  5-Piece Modern  Orchestra  BUS LEAVES GIBSONS 9:30  BUS LEAVES SECHELT 9:30  TICKETS 50c  ���  ^  What People are Saying  Why  DOES THE SCHOOL BOARD NEGLECT OR REFUSE TO  DISCUSS THE SCHOOL BY-LAW IN PUBLIC  What  ARE THEY HIDING? WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF?  WHAT KIND OF DEMOCRACY IS THIS?  I ACCUSE THEM OF TOTALITARIAN TACTICS ... I OFFERED TO MEET THEM IN  PUBLIC DEBATE ON THIS ISSUE INVOLVING NEARLY $750,000.00 OF TAXPAYERS'  MONEY. THE RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION SPONSORED SUCH A MEETING IN  THE PUBLIC INTEREST.   THE SCHOOL BOARD REFUSED.   WHY???

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