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Array cccuc���TraruTT"11 me-.  Burnett Warns  iiiHii|ii^|ii|iini^iii|i^iiHjiiifl|l i njiFyjj-f  nfipgfrMi^Tjpgiiai^^  J  ;&AMBIER ISLAND���''This is a  very generous gesture by an  exceedingly strong opponent,"  said Colonel J. N. Burnett, commenting on the complete about-  face of Francis Drage, J.P., in re-  ation to the school by-law.  Speaking at a public meeting  in Gambier Harbour, the school  inspector lauded the "honest  '^efforts of Captain Drage to gain  j what he thought was perfectly  J right." ������..-.;���  ly "My -fight is finished with  H Captain Drage, he said.  4 ���''���'"Whilev commenting on the ac-  | tions of Drage, the inspector took  | the opportunity to warn against  �� defeating the bylaw. "If this bylaw fails we will have another  for you to vote on within three  months," he said. "And if you  see fit to turn the next one down  Jf we shall continue to promote bylaws until one does pass. XDbn't  forget," he said, "you people pay  Serving a Progressive and Growing  Area on B. C.'a Southern Coast.  Cover? Sechelt, Gibsons, Port Mellon, Woodfibre, Squamish, Irvines  Landing, Half Moon Bay, Hardy  Island, Pender Harbour, Wilson  Creek, Roberts Creek, Granthams  Landing, Egmont, Hopkins Landing.  Brackendale, Cheekeye, Selma Park,  etc.  ��*_-  PTTBX.TSH33D B"_T THE COAST HEWS, _DIMITE3_>  Business Office: Gibsons, B.C. National Advertising1 Office, Powell Biver. B.C.  Vol. 4 ��� No."  Gibsons,  B. C.  Monday, May 8, 1950  5c per copy, $2.00 per year, by mail  they come up.  First, and most important, will  be    the    children    denied    their   o_���7    f   ^_��� ,____.__ birthright of adequate schooling,  I the cost of these defeated ^bylaws, and-secondly, yourselves by hav-  l by increase in your mill rate, ing to continue payments for  5 There will be two losers if you bylaws you yourselves are dell continue to  defeat the  bills  as    feating.   EDITORIAL.. .  ^This is Democracy  in~HE SCHOOL BOARD and I are now in complete agreement",  g..      -^-Captain Francis Drage, J .P.  m      "This fight has done good for education here'7���School  inspector J. N. Burnett.  "Captain  Drage and the School   Board  have  both  been  ighting for the same things���only we fought each to bur own  linds"���School   Board  member, A.   E.  Ritchey.  And the consensus of public of public opinion is, 'Thank  joodness. Now we can go ahead and build our school. Now  iur kids are assured their right to face the world, well armed  fight their fight for existence."  ���* We say, without any thought of self praise, the Coast  WNews is happy to see such an agreement as has been evolved  Ipetween Francis Drage, the Department of Education as rep-  Ifresented by School Inspector J. N. Burnett and our democratically elected and unpaid, and oft times unappreciated School  !oard, under leadership of Mrs L. S. Jackson.  .��� Let no one believe this agreement came about without  |jmuch���very much-���work oh the part of some of our finest  itizens.  Leader of the public relations department for the School  ���oard is Ken Whitaker. This paper has taken exception to this  entleman b^forfe���we may do so at some future, date but now  ,-, would .like to say>v orv behalf af^the earnest; public and the  inprdtected school children, "Thank you, Ken Whitaker."  We know, as you know, the bylaw is still to be passed,  Art now that two forces have agreed there can be very little  ,o which the average man can take. exception. And, thank  goodness, the peninsula is populated by average people.  j Another name which came to the fore and one which  tarried much weight in the halls of the opposition is that of N.  Richard McKibbin. He, it was, who carried the ball for the  k:hool board when the chips were down and the discussions  |/ere long (seven hours). He it was who left his business to  fight for what he thought was right. It was primarily.due to  ,he picture in figures," which this gentleman drew, that caused  ' ie opposition to feel they were sufficiently safeguarded.  . This paper knows that Mr McKibbin and Mr Whitaker  aid much more than they needed in their efforts to providlfe the  sublic with proper information. Third man in the trio who  |parked the spate of information was Jim Parker, Sechelt busi-  |vesman who spent many long houfs at no small inconvenience  *p himself. If it were not for such men this world would be a  *��oor place in which to live.  Wings Over the  School District  GAMBIER���School District 46 is  one,  if not  the largest school  district in British Columbia.  So great is the extent of this  vast area flying is the only feasible means of transportation for  inspectors and members of the  school board visiting the outer  fringes.  According to School Inspector  J. N. Burnett it is cheaper to fly  into the outlying schools than to  hire a boat, or go in by regular  weekly  steamer  schedules.  "This business of visiting takes  on.all the aspects of a safari?' he  grinned. "If we were to go in  by regular boat we would have  to remain a week at each of the  schools before transport arrived  to convey us on our way. Speedboats and fishing boat costs are  so great, we find flying the  cheaper and . more economical  means of transport.        .  Ritchey Urges  Defensiveness  GIBSONS���One of the strongest  pleas  for co-operation  in school  * matters came from A. E. Ritchey,   ., _   ���..._... ,   ^  speaking  at  Gambier  on  behalf"'? payers*' list;with each future bylaw throughout the province..  He complimented the Coast  News for the part it had played  in bringing together the two parties in discussions' which ended  with Captain Drage coming out  so strongly for approval of the  bylaw  GAMBIER HARBOUR���Francis Drage, J.P., leader and prime  mover of a strong group dedicated to defeating the  $282,000 school bylaw, pulled one of the quickest and certainly one of the most astonishing moves in the long drawn  battle.  "I strongly urge each one of  you to vote for the bylaw," he  said, speaking to his strongest  supporters at the School Board  meeting in Gambier Veterans'  Hall.  Explaining his complete about-  face, Drage pointed to an eight-  point program he had set himself, "all but one of these points  have been satisfactorily dealt  with," he said. "We have won  our fight ��� why continue this  ignominious argument? I believe  the school board is primarily  honest in its efforts. We quite  probably have been fighting for  the same thing in our different  ways."  School Inspector Colonel J. N.  Burnett, on the same platform,  complimented highly Mr. Drage  for "the tremendous amount of  work you have done in helping  to clarify the points brought up."  The colonel pointed out in corroboration, that Drage had been  instrumental in "forcing myself  and this school board, to lean  over backward in an effort to  have everything done in a proper and legal manner."  He intimated it was through  the J.P.'s efforts that quite probably new legislation would soon  be. passed, making mandatory  :< the printing of a complete rate-  I  fit  m.  m.       As we said  before,  and probably will  again,  there  are  Rimes when we have disagreed with this trio���individually and  Wn group���but we think tjie time has come when the Sechelt  [Peninsula and the Howe Sound Islands should speak up in ap?  Lroyal  as  it has so often  in condemnation and say, "Many  pranks." -  r To the School Board, District 46, goes a great deal of  Icredit. They were sorely pushed many times. They stuck to  Ithe plough and followed in the furrow they had started. The  |c red it of having come this far with their heads high should be,  -and will be theirs.  _ But above all these-has stood one man. School  Inspector  y. N. Burnett. Representing the Department of Education must  pften be difficult. Inspector Burnett has at all times, and  junder great stress, conducted himself as a gentleman He has  Kgiven credit when it was due, to both sides. He has also scored,  ||with a keen, acid tongue, the wrong moves and suggestions  [|which crossed his path.  [| Inspector Burnett has not alone acted the part Expected  |pf a conscientious inspector but he has also donned the cloak  ipof a practical diplomat. Nothing could be harder in a small  If community such as ours. Much credit is due this hardworking  |f government employee. We suggest the department take note  I'.of this. And we forecast that Inspector Burnett will quite prob-  | ably be pulled from here to handle some other difficult territory.  |We will be sorry if this should happen. This country needs men  !of the Inspector's calibre. , .  T^ Francis Drage, J.P. That, name, more than any other on  this Peninsula has recently caused smoke and even flame at  svery mention/This paper is glad it gave Captain Drage his  chance to publicize his views; We received-much criticism but  we felt it our duty.  The man from Gambier, now backing the bylaw, has certainly done mdre than his share in trying to'defeat it. We contend this was the man's right. By virtue of his attacks the bylaw from last year was ignaminiously thrown out of court. That  (Continued on Page 7)  of the school board.  "We must fight for our education," he said. "This is one of  the greatest rights we have in a  democracy and this fight we  have just had, (the Drage-school  board fight) has been one of the  finest things to happen on behalf  of education here. It certainly  has helped to disturb our Rip  Van Winkle sleep, into which we  had all fallen. I would like to  see every school" board meeting  as well attended in the future as  these recent public meetings  have been. Only by eternal  vigilance can we remain strong  and right," he said.  "Only by vigilance and earnest  co-operation can we provide  schooling for our children. And  schooling is one of the first  "musts" in our democracy."  Sechelt Tea Date  SECHELT ��� St. Hilda's Guild  Will sponsor a tea in Legion  Hall,'Tuesday, May 16, at 2 p.m.  Proceeds are in aid of general  fund.  voiced pledge of generosity and  by virtue of the law.  3. A proper ratepayers' list  with addresses has been posted.  Returning officers and sworn  affidavits have been taken care  of as has the proper advertising.  4. A firm of chartered accountants will now annually -inspect  the books of District 46. "I am  more than satisfied with this arrangement."  5". The government will handle  and control the spending of every  penny of bylaw money.  6. Bowen Island will get high  school teachers at the earliest  possible moment puovided sufficient pupils of that age group  enroll.  7. Gambier Island is' now assured of a school as soon as the  required number of children are  there.  "This agreement is just, true  and correct," Captain Drage stated. "I cannot urge you too  strongly to vote for this bylaw  which will assure our children of-  education within our means to  pay."  It's Up lo the  Ratepayers Ifow  GIBSONS���Maintenance of new  schools, if and when the buildings are constructed, has been  assured by A. E. Ritchey, chairman of School Board building  committee.  "We have tried to get a good  maintenance   person     several  Following are the points which ' time,"  he  said,   "but  now,  with  new buildings we should be able  to hold a good man. The board  will' certainly try to get one.  Maintenance is one of the main  items in keeping our schools in  shape."  In a plea to Gambier residents  on the by-law, he said. "I know  you will treat 'your children as  generously in this voting as you  have done me in the past. Without your 'Yes' vote, your children  will be denied schooling. I know  you would never do that."  have proved so contentious and  are now clarified to the satisfac-  .tion of the Howe Sound Islands  and pensioners throughout District 46.  1. Pensioners are protected by  the School Act and assurance  from the school board that it will  do everything in its power to  carry out the spirit of the section.  The part in question deals with  low income brackets which find  the increased taxation (1.47 mills)  a hardship. They in question  may apply before November 1,  to the board for exemption from  the heavy tax burden. The board  in turn may approve and pass  the approved request on to the  provincial assessor who, under  the act, may reduce the taxes.  2. No one will be taxed out of  existence by virtue of the board's  Drage Held Out For  Bowen Assurances  GIBSONS���"Bowen Island was one of the main planks in my  platform," said Francis Drage as he explained his position. "If Bowen had not been assured of a better than fair  break on this high school question I would have stood out,  alone if necessary, against passage of the bylaw."  School Inspector J. N. Burnett   had previously assured the  doughty soldier . that Bowen  Island would be provided^ with a  high school teacher "just as soon  as the necessary. children are  ready."  It was pointed out this would  be a matter of ease in Bowen as  the school is even now ready to  provide accommodation for the  classes. In most other areas construction of an expensive building would be necessary before  operation of a high school.  It was this final approval and  assurance from the Department  of Education which _ convinced  Captain Drage he had gained all  he possibly could.  In further clarifying his stand,  Drage pointed out that Bowen  would have to be handled with  kid gloves. "These people feel  very deeply about this whole  question," he argued. "The  school boarcr will have to be  very careful in their handling of  this ticklish situation."  He Went on to explain the high  regard he held for the people of  Bowen and how he had worked  with their plight as his guide.  Colonel Burnett, on the same  platform, corroborated the speech  of Captain Drage.  Drage Statement  Pleasant Reading  GAMBIER���During     the     latter  part of last year, and following  defeat of the former bylaw in  the courts at my instigation, I  approached the editor of the  Coast News, a new comer to this  immediate area, with my contentions in respect to the bylaw.  I also solicited his aid in the  forthcoming bylaw.  Mr Sutherland stated at the  first interview that in his opinion  education was absolutely essential but he believed even then  that a compromise or agreement  could be  obtained.  I informed the Coast . News  owner that I and my associates  were not against education for  the children and we would cooperate in any attempt to reach  an amicable  agreement.  Mr Sutherland informed me  then he would do everything  possible to obtain a reasonable  settlement of the question, but  he would not take sides.  The new bylaw was brought  forward, on or near the day that  the Coast News urged both par-  continued on Page 2)  30IAH3S  vihoio:  xavaan ivioiiao; MORE  ABOUT . .  .  Drage's Statement  (Continued From Page 1)  ties to look deep into the matter  of agreement.  I immediately started my campaign and supplied the Coast  News with every available portion of data. This was printed in  good faith���as it was my right. I  wish to state here and now, that  never did the Coast News slant  or twist any news, nor did it be  come the instrument of the bylaw opponents.  On Friday last week I was in  Victoria discussing the bylaw  question with the department of  education   when   I     received     a  phone call from Mr Sutherland.  He immediately urged that a just  and honorable solution could  now be obtained by virtue of recently released figures and information he had.  On Saturday, Mr Sutherland  arranged a meeting of negotiation between Colonel J. N. Burnett, representing the department  of education and myself. Authorities on money matters also attended this meeting as did the  Coast News owner.  After long discussions, we  found that agreement on all controversial points could be reached. So little was left to argue  about that I finally decided to  recommend passage of the bylaw  in order to assure children their  rightful education.  I make this statement of my  own free will and without suggestion or coercion from anyone.  I' do so with the sole purpose of  seeing that justice be done to the  Coast News and also to assure  you of the splendid and very  valuable work the paper has  done for the area.  The Coast News has shown the  best principles of journalism and  service. It has considered neither  advertising or favour in high  places. The Peninsula is lucky in  having a paper run along these  lines.  I   sincerely    congratulate    Mr  Sutherland and the Coast News.  Francis Drage,  J.P.  THE   COAST   NEWS,  Monday,  May  8,   1950  IS  Batt" Speaks at  Legion Meeting  A VERY welcome guest at the  Legion meeting in Gibsons, was  "Batt" Mclntyre, MLA for MacKenzie. After Legion business  concluded, wives and members of  Legionaires were treated to a discussion of the house in Victoria  at the sessioon.  Mr. Mclntyre gave an address  and account of his first session.  Bob MacNicol voted thank you  to Batt for his speech, and the  ladies then served refreshments.  Batt    congratulated  member   on  their turnout, and noted that it  was as good if not better than  the Powell River meeting of the  Legion there. One -part of his*  address, concerned is in the district, when he said the Hon. Mr.  Carson, Minister of Public Works,  very emphatically declared that  there would be very little road  building done in any area for at  least two years, but the appropriation for the MacKenzie riding is $110,000  "I visit my friends occasionally," remarked the book lover,  "merely for the purpose of looking over my library."  The herewith By-law is reprinted merely as a matter of information to the ratepayers of School  District No. 46 (Sechelt).  The  legal  requirements have  been satisfied by.the publication in the Sun and Province newspapers on April 28, 1950.  SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 46 (SECHELT)  BY-LAW No. 2  A By-law to authorize the Board of School Trustees of School District No.  46 (Sechelt) to raise by loan the sum of two hundred eighty-two thousand  dollars ($282,000.00) for school purposes.  WHEREAS the Board of School Trustees of School District No. 46 (Sechelt) did on the 5th day. of April, 1950, cause to be prepared detailed estimates of the sums required to meet the extraordinary expenses of the Board  which said estimates are as follows:  (a) New School  Sites  ...        . $(Nil)  (b) New School Buildings  Gibsons Landing  High     $274,000.00  Roberts  Creek  Elementary  ,. 37,100.00  Madeira  Park  Superior    1   83,640.00  Egmont  Elementary       28,070.00          ' ~  Nelson   Island   Elementary      7,500.00  Gambier Island Elementary  7,500.00      $437,810.00  (c) Reconstruction of and Additions to Existing  School Buildings .  Sechelt   Superior   School   .._- 33,000.00  (d) Furniture and Equipment for School Buildings  Gibsons  Landing High        24,675.00  Roberts  Creek  Elementary             2,555.00 ,  Sechelt Superior School (Addn.)    750.00  Madeira Park Superior         3,510.00          31,490.00  (e) Other Extraordinary Requirements  Plans  and  Supervision    25,664.40  Gibsons Landing���Walks and Drainage ���-  3,500.00  Roberts Creek���Driveway and Walks   1,000.00  Roberts   Creek���Water  ..   500.00  Madeira Park���Clearing, Drainage,  Driveway and Walks .     3,050.00  Madeira Park���Light, Power and Water  ��� ��� 8,900.00  Sechelt���Driveway and Walks   500.00'  Contingencies  . i... 15,000.00          58,114.40  Total    ." . .,  $560,414.40  AND WHEREAS the proposed expenditure has been submitted to and  approved by the Superintendent of Education, as required under Sections  23(2) and 57(3) of the Public Schools Act:  AND WHEREAS the Provincial Government has undertaken to make a  grant of two hundred eighty thousand, two hundred seven dollars and twenty  cents ($280,207.20) leaving an amount of two hundred eighty 'thousand, two  hundred seven dollars and twenty cents ($280,207.20) to be otherwise provided:  AND WHEREAS the amount to be provided by the whole of the School  District is two hundred eighty thousand, two hundred seven dollars and  twenty cents ($280,207.20):  AND WHEREAS for the purposes aforesaid it will be necessary to borrow the sum of two hundred eighty-two thousand dollars ($282,000.00) arrived  at as follows:  Extraordinary estimates as above,recited     $560,414.40  Less anticipated grant by Provincial Gov't  . ;      280,207.20  $280,207.20  Plus By-law and debenture expenses  .  1,792.80  Making a total of " .   $282,000.00  which is the amount of the debt intended to be created by this By-law:  AND WHEREAS it is deemed desirable and expedient to borrow the sum  of two hundred eigldy-two thousand dollars ($282,000.00)-which is the amount  of debt intended to be created by this By-law:  AND WHEREAS the amount of the rateable value of land plus seventy-  five percent (75%) of the rateable value of improvements in the whole of the  School District is $5,602,493.00:  AND WHEREAS it will be necessary to raise throughout the whole  School District for the payment of the debt and for the payment of the interest in the respective years the amounts as follows: ^  Maturity Annual Int.   Annual Principal  June 15th Principal    Coupon        Payments and Interest  1950  -       Nil 4% $    5,640.00 $    5,640.00  1951    ~~ -    $15,000 4% 10,980.00 25,980.00  1952    ���_     15,000 4% 10,380.00 25,380.00  1953         14,000 4% 9,800.00 23,800.00  1954    - -      14,000 4% 9,240.00 .   23,240.00  1955 _���      14,000 4% 8,680.00 22,680.00  1956         14,000 4% 8,120.00 22,120.00  1957 ���_.      14,000 4% 7,560.00 21,560.00  1958     ~-~-     14,000 4% 7,000.00 21,000.00  1959           14,000 4% 6,440.00     - 20,440.00  1960    --       14,000 4% 5,880.00 19,880.00  1961         14,000 4% 5,320.00 19,320.00  1962           14,000 4% 4,760.00 18,760.00  1963         14,000 4% 4)200.00 18,200.00  1964 ���-       14,000 4-% 3,640.00 17,640.00  1965         14,000 4% 3,080.00 17,080.00  1966   ������-      14,000 4% 2,520.00 16,520.00  1967    ,      14,000 4% 1,960.00 15,960.00  1968    -       14,000 4%. 1,400.00 15,400.00  1969         14^000 4% '   840.00 14,840.00  1970      - ���     14,000 4% 280.00 14,280.00  $282,000  $117-,720.00  $399,720.00  NOW, THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES OF  SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 46 (SECHELT) ENACTS AS FOLLOWS:  1. The Board of School Trustees of School District No. 46 (Sechelt) is  hereby empowered to carry out the proposed project in accordance with the  plinvp T*^f*if"^f_! ^^1"im___t-_-S*  2. That for the purpose and with the object aforesaid there, shall be borrowed by the Board of School Trustees upon the credit of School District  No. 46 (Sechelt) the sum of two hundred eighty-two thousand dollars ($282,-  000.00) and debentures shall be issued therefore in denominations of not less  than one hundred dollars ($100.00) and all such debentures shall be sealed  with the seal of the Board of School Trustees and signed by the Chairman  and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Board:  The said debentures shall be payable both as to principal and' interest in  lawful money of Canada at the principal office of the Bank of Montreal in the  Village of Gibsons Landing, B.C., and in any. of the cities of Victoria, B.C.,  Vancouver, B.C., Calgary, Alta., Winnipeg, Man., Toronto, Ont., and Montreal  Que., Canada, at holder's option: X  4. The said debentures shall be dated the 15th day of June, 1950, and  shall be payable as follows:  * $15,000.00 on the 15th day of June in each of the years 1951 to 1952 inclusive, and*  $14,000.00 on the 15th day of June in each of the years 1953 to 1970 inclusive: '���:  5. The said debentures shall have attached to them coupons for the payment of interest at the.rate of 4 percent (4%) per annum, payable half-yearly  on the 15th day of June and the 15th day of December in each year during the  currency thereof and the signatures of the Chairman and the Secretary-  Treasurer of the Board to the said coupons may be either written, stamped,  printed or lithographed:  6. There shall be levied and raised during the currency of the debentures  within the whole of the said School District for the payment of the debt and  for the payment of the;interest in the respective years the amounts as follows:  Maturity Annual Int.   Annual Principal  Jjune 15th Principal   Coupon       Payments and Interest  1950 *~��� : ���-���Nil 4%  -        $    5>640:00���^"-$~-5?64(h<)&"*i  1951  .-    $15,000 4% 10,980.00     *        25,980.00  1952 .    ���.. -      15,000 4% 10,380.00 25,380.00  1953    -      14,000 4% 9,800.00 23,800.00  1954          14,000 4% 9,240.00 23,240.00  1955        14,000 4% 8,680.00 \ 22,680.00  1956    - :.,.      14,000 4% 8,120.00 22,120.00  1957      14,000 4% 7,560.00 21,560.00  1958    ���:     14,000 4% 7,000.00 21,000.00  1959    -���    14,000 4% 6,440.00 20,440.00  1960    . ���.     14,000 4% 5,880.00 19,880.00  1961    :������ .. .     14,000        -4%    ~ 5,320.00 19,320.00  1962 ���.   :._..__     14,000 4% 4,760:00 18.760.0CK  1963    . ..=      14,000 4% 4,200.00 18,200.00  1964   . ..     14,000 4% 3,640.00 17,640.00  1965 .���.. . .._      14,000        '   4% 3,080.00 17,080.00  1966     ..........     14,000 4% 2,520.00 16,520.00  1967  .     14,000 4% 1,960.00 .   15,960.00  1968        14,000 4% 1,400.00 15,400.00  1969 ......  1      14,000 4% 840.00 14,840.00.  1970    . ..      14,000_ 4%        ������' 280.00 14.280.00X  ^82.000 _ $117,720.00 $399,720.00 ���  7. The By-law may be cited for all purposes as "School District No. 46��  (Sechelt) School Loan By-law No. 2."  READ A FIRST time the 20th dav of April, 1950.  READ A SECOND time, the 20th day of April, 1950.  APPROVED by the Superintendent of Education on the 22nd day of  April, 1950.   ;    .  READ A THIRD time.the 25th day of April, 1950.  RECEIVED THE ASSENT OF the Electors of the District the . ���  day of ������.....���-..-., 1950. ���       X . X"~ -  Reconsidered, finally passed and adopted the  ;._  day of   ���.., 1950.    - ..��� """   . .   Chairman'   .-. _    Secretary- .  Treasurer  NOTICE  TAKE NOTICE that the above is a true copy of the proposed Bv-law  upon which the vote of the electors will be taken in School District No. 46  (Sechelt) at:*.  Bowen Island Schoolhouse, Bowen Island, B.C.  Veterans'Memorial Hall, Gambier Harbour, B.C.  Port Mellon Schoolhouse, Port Mellon, B.C.  United Church Hall, Gibsons, B.C;  Fred's Coffee Bar. Roberts Creek, B.C.  Mr. Roberts' Residence, Wilson Creek, B.C.  Legion Hall, Sechelt, B.C.  Mervyn's Taxi Office, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Silver Sands Schoolhouse, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  Kleindale Schoolhouse, Pender Harbour, B.C. -X  Irvine's Landing Community Hall, Irvine's Landing, B.C. r ,  Credit Union Office. Hassan's Landing, Pender Harbour, B.C  Blakely's Building, Egmont. B.C. ' X  Lime Quarrv Community Hall, Nelson. Island, B.C.  Vancouver Bay Schoolhouse. Vancouver Bay, Jervis Inlet, B.C. X  Britain River Schoolhouse, Britain River, Jervis Inlet, B.C. V  Deserted Bay Schoolhouse. Deserted ;Bay, Jervis Inlet, B.C. "  on Thursday. Mav 11th. 1950, between the hqurs of 8:00 a.m and 8'00 pm  AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that Mr. Thomas Humphries, of Granthams Landing, B.C., has been appointed Returning Officer to take the vote  of such election with the usual powers on that behalf.  .ANNE BURNS,. X.w  Secretary-Treasurer,   School   District  No. 46 (Sechelt), Gibsons, B.C  DATE: April 28, 1950. ' '     ^'  I  a  i  I  _ HsyanffAfex  Have Grand Do  THE HOME of her parents was  ���?-'' the setting for the wedding of  Patricia Sylvia, third daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Berry of  Marine Drive, Sechelt, and Alex  Gibson, son of Mr. Frederick  Gibson of Gibsons. The bride  looked charming in a sheer rayon  -crepcf"'xrra'Vy���oiuc" "till!. Will Ulfcl    vfSW  white eyelet embroidery accents  with buffant shirt and accented  hip line. With a sweetheart  white halo of Iris, her corsage  was of red roses and white hyacinths.  Miss Gwen Berry was bridesmaid for her sister. She wore  a green chiffon velvet dress with  a corsage of red roses and pink  hyacinths and a band of tiny  pink buds for her hair. The Rev.  Alan  Green  of  Columbia  Coast  ere  our  Ch  ance  TWO SPLENDID COAL AND WOOD RANGES  Floor Samples Clearing at Bargain  Prices.  These Ranges are Popular Brands  WE ARE SLASHING 20%  OFF  This is Your Opportunity for Saving  VOTE "YES" ON THE BYLAW  Marshall's Hardware  //  Serving the Peninsula"  Gibsons 33  sBHntJ^ri__KresTO^���__  FOR SALE-  FOUR ROOM frame summer  home, partially furnished.  Beautiful view of the Gulf and  Islands. Located in sunny Selma  Park. Large li>t $2100, terms.  Consolidated Brokers or A. M.  Howell, Sechelt 37. 41  ONE LARGE view lot, overlooking Gibsons harbour and Islands. Illness forces sale far below cost. $400. .Consolidated  Brokers, Vancouver, or A. M.  Howell, Sechelt 37. 41  ONE ONLY lVz h.p. Briggs and  Stratton engine, almost new.  Ideal for small boat. $50. This  engine can be seen at Marshall's  Hardware.. 40  Mission performed the ceremony  and Mr. Alfred Ness supported  the groom. During the signing  of the register the bride's eldest  sister, Jean, sang Because. For  going away the bride chose a  grey suit with paddy green accessories. On their return the  young couple will reside at Half  Moon Bay. We wish them every  happiness.  IHh   LUAJFT-R��WS��#   Monday,   May^S,   1950  N  *��>*  We defenitely believe good schools are important to  the community. 'We believe in our community and its  youth. With these precepts in mind may we strongly  urge you to  Vole "YES  //  M      On the School By-law  _  Only by reason of good schools can our children face  the world on equal terms with their brothers.  SECHELT AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE LTD.  * BLOW   THE   MAN   DOWN  O blow the man down bullies,  blow the man down,  Way ay���blow the man down.  For- over a century Lamb's Navy  has been the call of those who know>  good rum. Smooth and mellow, it  is matured, blended and bottled in  Britain of the finest Demerara rums.  Lamb's Navy Rum  This advertisement is not published or  displayed by the Liquor Control Board or  by the Government of British Columbia.  + An old sea shanty.  y v.  kj&flm&yr^  What the visitor often comes thousands  of miles to enjoy, the people  of British Columbia appreciate as their  own birthright! Good roads, beautiful  scenery, beaches, mountains and a thousand resorts and  stopping-places catering to every vacation desire.  AY 1-8  National Tourist Service Week  is sponsored with the belief that to draw attention to a  few salient facts is all that is needed to ensure that  visitors to Canada and our own vacationists within the  Dominion will return to their homes impressed and  gratified by the comfort, courtesy and friendliness with  which they were everywhere received.  BE A GOOD HOST... Make Them Want to Come Bac\l  ��x     1  DEPARTMENT OF TRADE & INDUSTRY, VICTORIA, B.C.  E. G. Rowebottom, Hon. Leslie H. Eyres,  Deputy Minister.  Death Claims  James Nelson  WITH A feeling of sorrow we announce the passing of one of  our old-time fishermen, in the  person of Jimmy Nelson. Long  a familiar figure hereabouts, he  was taken ill, and confined to  Pender Harbor hospital. He  passed away last week, and was  buried from Seaview cemetery  last Sunday. Fishermen from the  district were pallbearers. Rev.  F. Bushfield officiated. He leaves  a sister in Belfast.  Mrs. N. King of Halfmoon Bay  passed away suddenly last Saturday, and was buried in Seaview cemetery Monday morning.  Norman King manager of the  Co-op, in Gibsons, is her son.  Minister.  The Workmen's Compensation Act  is strict in it's rules regarding First  Aid.  We are completely equipped with  the regulations and the equipment  to thoroughly safeguard yourselves  or your men by virtue of checking  your first aid kits.  Give us the number of employees  and we will willingly make up any  size pack.  We will estimate FREE any kit size.  Or come in and discuss your first aid  problems with us. Part of our service, we will willingly aid you in any  way possible.  Vote "YES" on the School Bylaw.  LANG'S DRUGS  SecheSt  '   Gibsons  NOTICE  As a result of information just received from the  Provincial Assessor, the mill rare levy has been set  at 11.22 mills for school purposes. This year after  the by-law is passed the levy will be 12.69 mills. The  new building program will therefore increase school  taxes by only 1.47 mills.  THE SCHOOL TAX IS BASED ON THE FULL ASSESSED VALUE OF LAND PLUS 75% OF THE  ASSESSED VALUE OF IMPROVEMENTS  Therefore if these two amounts add up to:  a total cf     Your increase  in tax will be  $   100.00   '    .15  200.00        .30  300.00        .45  400.00    ���    .60  500.00       .75  600.00       .89  700.00     1.04  *800.00     1.19  900.00     1.34  1000.00     -- 1.49  1100.00     1.64  1200.00     1.79  1300.00     1.94  1400.00     2.09  1500.00     2.24  1600.00     2.38  1700.00     2.53  1800.00     2.68  1900.00    .'_ 2.83  2000.00     2.98  2100.00     3.13  2200.00     3.28  2300.00     3.43  2400.00    ._ 3.58  2500.00     3.72  '     2600.00    3.87  2700.00    4.02  *EXAMPLE���If the assessed value of your land is  $200 and of your improvements $800, the school tax  would be calculated on 75% of $800, which is $600,  to which is added the land assessment of $200, for  a total of $800. The increased tax as shown on the  'table would be $1.19.  This low tax scale was partly responsible for those  elements, who formerly opposed the bylaw, changing  their minds.  The Sechelt District School Board THE   COAST   NEWS,   Monday,   May  8,   1950  &vuucrxir"  XJL__rCCXxa��� c^w^xxv^o���jcxtcw**���__r*  Everything for the Builder  We urgently request every ratepayer to vote on the  school bylaw, May 11.  PENINSULA  BUILDING   SUPPLY  Phone SOJ  Use "News" Ad-Briefs To Sell Buy, Rent  Re-opened  The finest in Breads,  Cakes,  Doughnuts,  'Cookies and Pastry  Now available at the  ELPHINSTONE  BAKERY  Gibsons, B.C.  Under Management of  Stan Allibone ��� Master Baker  ^JRESSSPJ  ���Tue ��oast Metus  CLASSIFIED  ADVERTISING  3 Lines (15 wofds) 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  UNWANTED  HAIR  , Permanently eradicated from any  part of the body with Saca-Pelo,  the remarkable discovery of the  age. Saca-Pelo contains no drug  or chemical and will kill the hair  root.  LOR-BEER   LABORATORIES  679  Granville  St.  Vancouver, B.C.  2719-39  SUMMER homesites in the celebrated and beautiful Jervis Inlet area on Vanguard Bay, any  size you desire from 2 acres up,  at only $100 per acre. Vanguard  Bay offers unexcelled boat anchorage. Cod and-salmon fishing  with fresh water lake only 1  block inland. For details write  to W. E. Haskins, Pender Harbor, tfn  WQ&K WANTED  GENERAL Painting  and Paper-  hanging,    Spray   Painting  and  Graining.    John  Melhus,   Granthams. 2721���41  FOR SALE  OLD       COUNTRY       mahogany  wardrobe.     Apply   Mrs.  J.   H.  Rennie, Granthams Landing.      1  LAND ACT  Notice of Intention to Apply to  lease Land  IN LAND Recording District  of  Vancouver and situate at Egmont, Sechelt Inlet, following  the shoreline of Lot 5940, held  by the Egmont Consumer Co-operative Association, Egmont,.B.C.  Take notice that the Egmont  Consumer Co-operative Association of Egmont, B.C., occupation  Consumer Co-operative,,, intends  to apply for a lease of the following  described  lands:  Commencing at a post, planted  at the S.W. corner L. 5940 thence  S. 85�� 59' E. for 550.8 ft.; thence  N. 80�� 00' E. for 400 ft.; thence  N. 26�� 30' E. for 270 ft.; thence S.  88�� 30' W. for 360 ft. to H.W.M.  (60' from the Gov't, wharf) thence  southerly and westerly along the  H.W.M. to -point of commencement, and containing 2.74 acres,  more or less, for the purpose of  fish buying camp and anchorage,  (grazing, oyster-culture, etc., as  the case may be.) Egmont Consumer   Co-operative   Association.  P. R. Crowe-Swords, Agent.  Dated March -13th, 1950.  -���$���-  B. M. "BATT" Maclntyre who  has spent last week touring the  constituency he so ably represents in Victoria. The popular  MLA has won even more friends  with his easy descriptions of the  workings of parliament and his  own report to the people of the  work he did during the recent  session of the legislature.  GAMBIER HARBOUR  By   Glenwood  JACK-ADKINS has been spending a week in Victoria visiting  his daughter, Kay, and her husband, Vic Coppen. Mr. Adkins  also attended the Army, Navy  and Airforce Veterans' convention on the island. Mr. and Mrs.  Frank Lee and children.. of Vancouver have been spending a  holiday with Mrs. Lee's mother,  Mrs. F. W. Alexander. Frank  was formerly a star lacrosse player with the famed Burrards.  Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. James  have returned following delivering their grandson to his mother.  The young fellow had spent a  week visiting here. Miss Ruth  Killam spent a short vacation at  the Killam camp.  It looks like the Smarts are  going to do a little building in  the near future judging by the  load of lumber just delivered  there.  In fairness it ought to be conceded that the old-fashioned  dime novel which is now selling  for $2.50 is printed on better  paper.  Selma Park  Hairdressing Shop  Modern hair  styling. Competent    worlr  DOLLY  JOJfAS  Phone for Appointments  JOHNNY ANSELL  beard each morning on PICK THE HITS,  k program that offers grand cash prizes  to everyone. ��� . .��� feature* popular tunes  of the day, Monday thru Friday from  9.05 to 9.30 a.m. on.. .  &4t&m>0&&  GOING PLACES WITH MUTUAL  Gibsons School News  By MAUREEN  ROSS  THE STUDENTS of Gibsons  High School wish to welcome  Edna  Morrison,  a  new  grade  9  erts Creek.  Gibsons High now has a Miss  Sherlock Holmes. The title was  given to Anne McLeod who found  the "B" encyclopedia which had  been mislaid for over a year. The  book had fallen between a built-  in desk and the wall.  We take this opportunity of wishing every success,to  E. J. CALDWELL  proprietor  Sechelt Building Supply  Burns & Jackson Sawmill  Wilson Creek  15M2  A. Johnston, manager  a  For All The News ... Read The "News"  |*^i���^^1^^*^^^^^  i^i-ii^iii Ma���^^w  Business and Professional  DIRECTORY  Please Clip This Directory Out and Hang By Your Phon^.  For Reference  1  BEER BOTTLES  TYPEWRITERS  Will call and buy for cash,  beer bottles, scrap metal, etc.  ���Calls' inside at intervals' from  Hopkins to Irvines Landing.  R.  H.  STROSHEIN  Wilson   Creek  Typewriter Sales and  Service  Agent for Remington  For Fast; Accurate Service  X ���::������������    see ���-  Gibsons, B.C.  GARBAGE DISPOSAL  TAXI  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  PENINSULA CABS  24-Hour Service  2 Phones ��� 2 Cabs  WILSON CREEK and  SELMA PARK |  Phone  Sechelt  66      '  CARPENTERS  Qualified Carpenter  Nearly  40  years  in  the  Carpentry Business  ' Desires  Contracts  Free   Estimates  Work Guaranteed  R.   INNIS  Granthams  BILL'S TAXI  Reliable 24 Hour .Service^-  Halfmoon Bay, B.C.  '������-,-. Bill Mervyn  Phone Halfmoon Bay 7-U  TRANSFER-TRUCKERS  y  GIFT STORE  HANSEN TRANSFER  GENERAL CARTAGE  v     GOOD BUSHWOOD  Phone Sechelt 28  Sechelt, B.C.  Headquarters for Wool,  Notions,  Cards, Toys,  Miscellaneous Gifts  Gibsons 5-10-15 Store  Left of Post  Office  Gibsons, B.C.  PLUMBING and HEATING!  PLUMBING-HARDWARE  SUNSET HARDWARE  GIBSONS  Registered Plumbers  PLUMBING  Sales   and   Contracting  REFRIGERATION  Hardware, Plumbing Supplies  Heating Necessities  "Serving the Peninsula"  MarshaII's  Hardware  Phone Gibson���33  Marine, Commercial, Domes  tic.    Walk-in    boxes,    Deep  Freezers. Guaranteed Second  Hand   Commercial  Refrigerator units for sale.  W. J. NAYLOR  Roberts Creek      Phone 24K 1 j  REAL ESTATE  Specialist in Coast Property  Consolidated Brokers Ltd.  Gulf Coast Offices  Gibsons and Sechelt  Phone 37  ACCORDING  to i> safety  expert  the most dangerous place of a'jf  is   the   home.     More   accident  happen   there   than   any   othe!l  single    place.      Guard    again  home 'accidents by keeping stair\i  waysdfree of toys and other obt|  stacles   and   by   seeing   that   alM  statirs and passageways are adep  auatelv and safelv lighted. Ii  % __AftRF A B  ?rr  iBy M. M.  WORK ON the approach to the  Roberts Creek wharf is due to  start any day now, and complete  the repairs. The contract for the  wharf proper, and the piling, has  been let we understand, and it  ic hoped to have it completed  before the Summer. To date  there is no definite news on the  small   boat   harbor;'  This   wouiu  certainly be a boon to residents  and summer guests alike as there  is no place on the waterfront  where a small boat can be safely  kept.  Jack Edlund is back from hts-  pital after his recent operation,  and Is apparently completely  well again.  Mrs H. Tibb took a hurried trip  by plane to Manitoba last week  Hardware Supplies  We Handle Everything in the Hardware  Line..  __ *  For your inspection we have   a   complete  stock of Builders Hardware. Building  Tools. Finest paints and nearly every conceivable household appliance from washing machines to pins and needles.  May we take this opportunity of urging  each and every one of you to vote your  approval of the children. Vote for their  future. Vote to give them an even break.  Vote because they, our own, are entitled  to learn.  Vote "YES" on the School Bylaw  PARKER'S HARDWARE  SECHELT  Standard Station No. 3  is NOW  OPEN FOR BUSINESS  Until May 1 it was known as Thorburn's Garage, Gibsons���it is now under management  of R. T. Jackson and supervision of Mickey  Coe.  Specialty.��� The Everyday Specialty ��� is  Service.  Backed by the Experience and Courtesy  which has made famous the Silver Grille Garage, the new unit will feature ��� soon ��� the  famous  PREFECT  Economical and Sturdy car of the low price  field.  Secondhand Cars  Can be bought ��� sold ��� and seen. In a, matter  of days patrons from Gibsons and surrounding area will have their choice of many "OK"  Checked automobiles.  A fully-trained mechanic is on duty to service  your every need* A complete stock of parts  and lubrication requirements is now at your  door.  Make Your Car Headquarters the Standard  Station. We will take pleasure and pride in  making you another satisfied customer..  STANDARD STATION No. 3  in conjunction with  SILVER GRILLE GAR AG  ExteHSi^^ifeT^iSKT' ��&*�����&.  on at Dogwood Cottage recently  bought by B. M. Smythe, also at  the Lincoln residence opposite.  The sounds of bull-dozers and  axes are very evident and large  clearing fires are burning night  and day. We can expect some new  and attractive gardens springing  up in the near future.  Mr Alan Mclntyre and Miss  A. J. McLennan of Vancouver  were guests at Greenacres over  the weekend.  The Roberts Creek String Orchestra wound up a busy and  successful season with a concert  at Gibsons in aid of the local  VON. The concert got away to a  late start owing* to difficulties  experienced by certain members  in getting to the scene of action.  Mr Al Jackson transporting  some of the players came upon  the Lindwall and Blomgren families also concert bound, stranded  on the road with a choked feed  line and no tools. Some futile  pushing resulted and finally the  Jackson contingent could delay  no longer and the Lindwalls finished their trip by taxi. At 8:15  there were still four violins to be  heard from and the players already there were biting their  finger ends . and wondering  whether they dare start the  overture alone. An - announcement from the platform to placate the restive audience and finally the missing players arrived  t obe greeted by an ovation from  the audience���evidently it pays  to be late.  Young Eric Lindwall made his  debut. as violin soloist and discovered all the horrors of standing alone on a large stage in front  of a crowd of people. Congratulations on a good performance  Eric���congratulations also to  Gibsons on some excellent singing. There seems to be no scarcity of vocal material there.  After the concert Dr and Mrs  H. Inglis entertained the members of the orchestra with refreshments at their home.  UBC Sorority Alpha Gamma  Delta bore down on the Creek  Wednesday the 3rd and there  was a marked brightening of interest by some young men who  shall be nameless, as they came  NOW ON CJOR!  Two   Of   Your   All-Time  Favorite   Daytime   Shows  Backstage Wife  11   a.m.  Young Widder Brown  11:15 a.m.  Monday to Friday  DIAL 600  off the boat.  There will be about thirty of  these fine looking Canadian  students staying at the Aber-  crombie Estate at the end of  Beach Avenue. The object is rest  and relaxation for about ten or  twelve days. Welcome to Roberts  Creek,  Alpha  Gamma  Delta!  ���Remember the Ladies Auxiliary to the Legion Rummage  Sale, for the Building Fund, at  Mrs Pete Edmunds home May  16. Donations for this sale are  still being received by Mrs Ed-  muncfe.  On Sunday the 7th, Brenda  Gertrude Saukovyoff, infant  daughter of Shirley and Paul  Saukovyoff will be christened at  the United Church. Mr and Mrs  R. Hughes senior will be the  God-parents.  We are asked by one of the  chaperons of the Teen Town  Dance held on April 29, to  ex-  Readers b'ay  SIR,���With general reference to  your statement of creed (page  1, May 1st) and news item on  page 5 of the same date, I find  considerable error. The news  item showed Mr. A. E. Ritchey  to have done work of grading site  for fire hall to an amount of  $311, and to have made a donation to the fire hall of an unstated  amount, leaving a nett bill of  $201.  The actual figures are: Work  of grading, $311.50; donation to  fire hall, 201.50; leaving nett cost  grading $110.     ROBERT BURNS  press her pleasure and congratulations on the excellent behavior  of the young people who attended.  The Health Clinic will be held  at Mrs Edmunds' home on the  second Tuesday i nthe month, at  2:30 p.m.  c  ammmMMMmmmmmiMm  Sechelt Hotel  _3  The Management has pleasure in announcing that on May 1 the Dining Room will be  opened for serving meals.  Transit guests will be welcome and assured  of excellent food, well served and in comfortable surroundings.  Breakfast 8:30-9:30  Lunch 12:30 - 1:30 _  Dinner 5:30 - 6:30    75c  _ $1  Sunday Hot Midday Dinner  12:30-2 p.m.    $1.25  $1.25  ^UlUttl\\\U\\l\\\U\lU\\\lM\\U\\ltt\l\\lU\\\\\\ll\\\ll\\l^^^  To be able to vote is a democratic right which  can only be kept free and unfettered by virtue of practice.  WE STRONGLY URGE EACH AND  EVERY RATEPAYER TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEIR FRANCHISE AND  VOTE ON THE SCHOOL BYLAW  Sechelt  Motor Transport  Everything for the Builder  Sashes, Doors, Kitchen Cabinets Made to Order or Materials Supplied.  We respectfully request every ratepayer to thoroughly investigate the school  bylaw and vote as your conscience guides.    -  Sechelt Building Supplies  WE DELIVER _*-  B__B_  By "ARIES'  WE WERE in town last week  and sent a greeting from there  but ran into Ye Olde Editor coming off the Ferry, when he told  ine same had not arrived. It  seems that no matter what we do  with this column we can't win.  We must have been whammied.  However we try our best. Saw  Ed Bolster in Vancouver. He  looks very fit and enquired after  all the local friends, especially  Auntie Beth. Said we would  pass the word along.  We had our curiosity aroused  the other night when out for  dinner we heard a discussion on  the best way to paper the hens.  Not liking to appear ignorant  on this matter we remained silent (yes it's possible) and we  discovered the secret was to discourage hens going broody by  tying newspaper on them I shall  not mention where.  A tea sponsored  by the  local  TUe    frtA CT    Kl ��WC      AA/*��v__-*vf      ____a_v__ft���1  Girl Guide Association was held  recently in the Legion hall. Formally opened by Mrs. Glenden-  ning   the   Girl    Guide   commis-  JF.A  sioner and assisted by Mrs.  Phyliss Parker, with Mrs. Derby,  Mrs. Laycock, Mrs. Williams,  Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Powell and Mrs.  Osborne all very active in Guide  work. The tables were charmingly arranged with spring  flowers and pouring during the  tea hour were Mrs. Alice French,  Mrs. B. Rankin, Miss Elsie Turner and Mrs. Josie Wheeler.  The Guides acted as serviteuers  and musical numbers were enjoyed. A piano duet by Diana  McColl and Karen Stockwell, and  tiny little Elaine Powell singing,  for the company was well received. A fashion show was  much enjoyed, the girls modelling  goods on loan from the Tassella  Shop. Tiny Gerry McKissock  really stole the show with her  butcher boy play. suit. Others  noticed giving a good account of  themselves were Maureen McKissock, Sheila Nelson, Judy  Smith,   Edna   Smith   and   Susan  can    McColl    assisted    by    Mrs.  Ralston.  Little Edna Smith celebrated  her third birthday recently and  had a nice party enjoyed by the  following small people, Peter  Hemstreet, Danny Mulrooney,  Baby Potteet, Sheila Nelson,  Maureen and Geraldine McKissock, Patsy Ticknor and  Baby Ticknor, Judy Smith and  Elaine Powell. The mothers also  got in on the refreshments and  mighty good they were too by all  accounts and an enjoyable time  was had by all.  ,  Rev. Mr. Harris of Vancouver  Bible School addressed the congregation of the Mission Church.  Mr. Harris is a very able speaker and it is hoped he will be here  again when we hope there will  be advance information so that  others may attend.  What a spot of beauty will be  the garden of Mrs. Cecil Lawrence shortly on the Porpoise Bay  road. We notice a fish pond going in there and many wonderful plants starting to grow. We  have very much missed the little  beauty  spots  in the early  days  -siuuciir;  a riot of color as planted by  William Allen who was gardener  for the Whitaker Estate. Then  along came the Union Steamships and the once beautiful spot  is now a patch of weeds. We  hear the Legion will shortly take  over this little spot bf ground for  a memorial to fallen comrades.  We hope something nice is done  with it anyhow. It's an eyesore  as it is, and certainly no tourist  attraction. Speaking of eyesores,  what is to be done with the awful  structure in front of Glendalough?    It is supposed  to be  a  there for three years and never  finished, just the rafters sticking  up in the air. If we, expect to  bring extra revenue to Sechelt  and attract visitors there are lots  of places that should be cleaned  out or cleaned up. The wooden  walks to the beach are just rotten  planks and a couple of deep old  holes that any child could drown  in in the Park, including the  abandoned well. Perhaps if  some of the Village fathers walked a bit and drove a little less  these things would be noticed.  (Continued  on Page  7)  "  WHITAKER'S TRADING POST  Davis Bay*  May we take this opportunity  of urging  you all to vote on the school bylaw, May  '11. Let our conscience and heart be your  guide but VOTE.  ���^������vw...'*'^....**...v_'****..^��wi.��sV_1pV..#*.*>v.'*.v^  T ilTP<!T TIXITP PHD  Mikl Mm al lJ._ril.Ei run  P AVMTTVTT  Jr A X JEvl,_CiJW *.  MAY Six  A.\JkXiL\k%.V>JykuCh��VWXV,AUVl^v^AA._. ,  .*-WJju*��V -�����.-..���,.,,     ���--,., ,  uim^J|P .��� *l.   ^^JL>^<  1. Return Billing Notice with your payment. It is of no value until it has been stamped  to show that the balance of your 1950 premium is completely paid.  2. Paid up Billing Notice becomes your 1950 Hospital Insurance Certificate.  3. Use the mail wherever possible and avoid standing in line at your District Office.  4. Cheques, money orders or postal notes should be made payable to the B.C. Hospital  Insurance Service and attached to the Billing Notice for return to your nearest  District Office.  5. Arrears ^are shown on the stub in ink and must be paid in addition to the premium  before the certificate can be validated.  6. LATE PAYMENT. THERE IS A WAITING PERIOD OF ONE MONTH FOR PERSON S  WHO HAVE NOT PAID THE REQUIRED PREMIUM BY DUE DATES. THEY  WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS UNTIL A MONTH AFTER THE DATE  THAT THE OVERDUE PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE.  7. Always notify your local office of births, deaths, marriages or changes of address as  soon as they occur. An up-to-date record is essential to maintain proof of eligibility.  HT-6-50 MORE ABOUT . . .  This Is Democracy  (Continued from Page 1)  was good. Any action of ours which, fails to stand the scrutiny  of our law courts is odious and not for us.  By reason of his recent attempts at clarification, many  points in procedure and presentation have been changed and  strengthened. This has been for the good of the province. By  this means does a community and a nation grow and become a  united one. We owe much to the fighting man from the Islands.  So does the low income group which will some day mean you  and I.  The bylaw has yet to be carried. We predict it will go over  with a resounding, satisfying majority. But, win or lose, these  are the men who have shown themselves to be above petty,  personal gain.  They worked hard for their ideas of right. And like all big  men with big objectives and motives they were bound to come  together in their sameness of purpose, riew schools for your  children.  Let yourselves be guided and directed by the same motives.  You can then hold high your head���proud in being part of this  great heritage, the birthright of every free man and woman���  with its inalienable right to learning, free and unfettered  learning.  The children of the Peninsula for this and unborn generations rest their case in your hands. They believe, trustingly  in you.  Never fail them.  When It's Car Service You Need  it's  Wilson Creek Garage  Where Your Car is Treated Right. Where long service  and Cheerful Courtesy are the byword.  We stock, or have immediately available, a complete  repair service in parts for every make.  Dealer of Chevrolet and Oldsmobile, we take great  pride in serving the peninsula with reliable,repairs. For  that spring check or tuneup, let our competent mechanics give you a free estimate.  We would like to urge you at this time to please vote  "YES" on the school bylaw. We believe in the proposal  one hundred percent. We are proud to back it.  Captain Morgan's  PENDER HARBOUR  By"SARAL"  THE GRAND opening dance of  the Maderia Park Community  Hall will be held on June 16. It  will be a gala event and a mile-  ��� stone for Pender Harbour. Please  join us.  Among those who sailed north  in search of the elusive halibut  were, the Lee boys, Ernie, Norman and Gib; Bert Goldrup,  James Cameron, Bill Davis,  Thorne Duncan, Ed. Reid and  others.  Mrs P. W. Harris and children  left recently for their home in  Nanaimo following a short holiday at the home of their friends  the C. Browns. Mr and Mrs Russ  Keillor made a combined business and pleasure trip to Vancouver recently. While Mrs Neil  Mac Leod has returned from Victoria where she has been holidaying.  Batt Maclntyre gave an address to the Board of Trade on  May 1. And the school bylaw  meeting came as a surprise when  the two opponents appeared on  the same platform. I received a  letter from Nanaimo and a card  from Victoria which took eight  days to get here. And we are  only  50 miles from Vancouver.  MORE ABOUT . . .  SECHELT  (Continued from Page 6)  Improvement   Association   could  get some action, surely.  Had a call from a very old  friend recently, Mr. J. E. Lans-  downe of Vancouver. A hotel  man and very deeply regretting  that he had not bought in here  as was his intention when he first  came here 25 years ago. Says  he doesn't see any improvement.  Thinks the place has gone back  if anything. We heartily agree  with him and its too bad when  one realizes that the investment  for security in old age will  amount to naught if something  isn't done. But we may get a  car ferry one of these days. (We  can dream can't we.) And then  watch the place go ahead. We  would only need to go as far as  West Vancouver and hundreds  of people who have retired would  come up here to live.  May we extend our sympathies  to Mrs. Thelma Brooker in the  loss of her aunt, Mrs. King of  Half Moon Bay, who died very  suddenly. Thelma has really had  a lot of deaths in the family during the last month.  Also  sorry  to  hear  that  Mrs.  Joe Archer has suffered the loss,  of her dear old granny in Vancouver.      She    had   passed   her  rro  y^m&f���^?  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?  '  fishinq  MATURED  AND  BOTTLED  IN  ENGLAND  \m\ HART  ROYAL NAVY  eightieth firthday and will be  sadly missed by all who knew  her. Mrs. Archer went to town  today to attend the funeral.  Mrs. Dave Wilson is back from  a visit to Tranquille and staying  at the Porpoise Bay home. She  expects to be here for about two  weeks.    Tells us Dave is getting  along very nicely now.  Also visiting here is Mrs. Frank  Martin and daughter Isobel from  Ioca, guests of Mr. and Mrs. Walter McKissock.  Mrs. Sid French visiting here  from Portland.  Paoi /licUaidfd>  Almanack  Necessity never made a  good bargain.''  BURNS and JACKSON SAWMILL  Phone 15M2 Wilson Creek  ��� DULUX is brilliantly white . . .  makes ordinary whites look gray or yellowish. And  it stays white! Won't yellow or absorb grease, not  affected by moisture.  Looks like porcelain  DULUX dries overnight with a lustrous porcelain-like  surface that's easy to clean as a china plate, and  matches the whiteness o�� your refrigerator.  INTERIOR    GLOSS  For more colourful kitchens and  bathrooms. Stands hard wear,  frequent washings ��� and still  comes up bright and smiling.  Choice of 8 colours and white  to bring cheery beauty to walls  and  woodwork.  .�����?  far/?/  SEMI-GLOSS  AND FLAT WALL PAINTI  Ideal  finishes   for  living-roomJ  dining-room,  bedrooms,  hall-J  ways. Easy to apply, easy to keej  clean.   These   smooth,   velvet  finishes are  durable, washablej  10 pastel tints and white ��� alst  new deep colours (in Flat only)!  This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor  Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.  This advertisement is not published  or displayed by the Liquor Control  Board or by the Government of  British Columbia.  A FINISH FOR EVERY PAINTING NEED  There's a C-I-L Paint, Enamel or  Varnish for every painting job ��� indoors or out. Whether it's a big job or  a little one, it always pays to ���  SEE YOUR  C-I-L PAINT DEALER FIRST  PainTS  SO-PVD-IO  GIBSONS BUILDING SUPPLIES  GIBSONS 53  "Support National Bea ufification Campaign, May 13th - 27th\  CANADIAN rNpfUSTlIlS LIMITED W^mS^BUaMMmrwwmtlm\tm*aaa  mWUfllfW-^T"!"���!!  Your School Board answers some of the questions which have arisen during the past week.  Question���Will taxes double when the bylaw passes?  Answer ��� No. The increased cost this yeiar will be only 15c per $100 of assessment, the average increased cost throughout ihe Peninsula will be only $1.75 per year.  Question ~- Is there any likelihood of increased assistance from the Provincial Government?  Answer ��� This can best be answered by quoting directly from a letter received from F. T.  Fairey, Superintendent of Education, Victoria, dated April 12,1950. "So fer as I know neither the government of this province or the Federal govermeni has committed itself to any increased expenditure for education. While it is true that the rising costs of education and the  allocation of these costs to the school districts and the Province is a matter of concern, no  understanding of any kind has been given by this government. EVEN IF A CHANGE IN  THE METHOD OF FINANCING EDUCATION WERE TO BE DECIDED, I AM SURE  THOSE ALREADY COMMITTED TO EXPENDITURES WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO  SUFFER."  Question ��� Failing provincial assistance, is there any hope of assistance from Ottawa?  Answer-No.  (a) James Sinclair, M.P, confirms this viewpoint.  (b) The Department of Education, Victoria, has given written advice to this effect.  Final Bylaw  Gibsons May 10; 8 p.m.  Sechelt Legion Hall May 9; 8 p.m  Question- Have any school districts failed to pass bylaws for newschools?  Answer ��� Yes. But out of 75# only five were rejected.  Question ��� Is there any possibility of Gambier Bowen and the other Howe Sound Islands  joining another School District?  Answer -~ No. The Department of Education has issued emphatic denial that this will take  place.  Question ��� Who may vote? ������   ���-.  Answer ��� Any owner of property in the district who pays taxes.  Question -~ When does voting take place?  Answer ��� Thursday, May 11,1950 from 8 a.m. to 8 p:m:(DST).      > v  Question ��� Where? Answer-"  BOWEN ISLAND SCHOOL  PORT MELLON SCHOOL  GAMBIER ISLAND: VETERANS' MEMORIAL HALL  GIBSONS UNITED CHURCH HALL  ROBERTS CREEK: FRED'S  SECHELT: LEGION HALL  WILSON CREEK: (DAVIS BAY)  HALFMOON BAY: MERVYN'S  SILVER SANDS SCHOOL  ROBERTS' RESIDENCE  OFFICE  KLEINDALE SCHOOL  IRVINE'S LANDING: COMMUNITY HALL  HASSENS LANDING: CREDIT UNION OFFICE  EGMONT: BLAKELEY'S BUILDING  NELSON ISLAND: LIME QUARRY COMMUNITY HALL  VANCOUVER BAY SCHOOL  BRITAIN RIVER SCHOOL  DESERTED BAY SCHOOL  For Transpiration

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