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 FftOVINOJAL  LIBRARY  7  J a  .��  '~J  "Authorized as Seco.u^  Class Mail, Post Office  Department,   Oftfeawa"  Published by The Coast News, Gibsons, B.C.     Vol. 4-81       Thursday August 9  1951    5c per copy, $2.00 per year by mail.  ssure  M.V. .Quillayute  me newly converted Quillayute, capable  nose into the recently constructed dock at G  marking the opening of a new era in Penins  and the Quillayute conversion'will cost more  ing its initial run, will he under command of  skipper. The first trip, due to leave-Horses  scheduled run and will not convey vpassenge  guests of Black Ball Ferries, scheduled for  of conveying 600 passengers and 48 cars will  ibsons on Saturday at approximately 11 a.m.  ula History. Docks at Horseshoe Bay, Gibsons  than half one million dollars. The ship, clur-  Captain Joe Campbell, a Scottish,.-deep sea  hoe Bay, at 10. a.m. Saturday, will not be a  rs or cars for hire. She vyill be loaded,with-  the luncheon and ceremonies at Gibsons.      ..  . V. Machigonhe  i The M.V. Machigonne, shown above, was the start of a'  tiecond transportation phase as far as'twice, a day passenger  luris^^q^an'cou'ver'.we're'concerned. It also marked entry of the  Gibson Brothers into the picture. These same  Gibson Brothers  Ire still,  shareholders in the new firm  of' Black   Ball   Lines  p.m. August 11, 1951.  IM.V. Commuter  raitiiiMii fommi  ��-  Pictured above is the Commuter, first passenger conveying  -(.'.vessel purchased and operated;by Gordon Ballentine and George  $ Frith-in November, 1945. In the following summer they bought  f Sea  Bus   No   1 'and in the third year of   operation the young  f.partners, fighting great odds to make'their dream come true,  'bought   the   Sundance II.    This  vessel, a passenger ship, was  !i used in emergency and overload capacity. These ships gave way  I to the Machigonne, which, in turn gives way to the Quillayute  wiliich, within a year may give way to another, larger car ferry..  But the Commuter was the start of .a service aimed at revolutionising cur economic structure. ���  Buses Not To Operate  On Ferry - Lawrence  "When the Quillayute ties up  to the newly extended- dock  ' at Gibsons on Saturday morning it' will be last step in a.  dream; which "started! during  the war, progressed in slow  Stages through g a �� p 1 i n e  launches, converted navy ships  until ending with this combined car and passenger ferry,  slated for five return trips to.  Horseshoe Bay.  To C. "P. Ballentine who provided the verbal spur and to  Gordon Ballentine and George  Frith, helped by Coates Water  Craft Co. Ltd., later absorbed  into Sea Bus- Lines, goes credit  , for taking the first dangerous  step which can answer a great  number of the Peninsula's,  transport problems.  . Buses will not operate on  the Quillayute as at first  planned. Decision to keep his  buses off the vessel was made  by Cecil Lawrence following  failure to negotiate with Black  Ball in regard to costs of" various  services.  Mr. Lawrence held out little  hope for the contentious two-  bus through service to Vancouver.  . ���' Costs at the moment, are  prohibitive," he said. "It is  just a case of us getting together sometime in the future  and trying to readjust values  in order for us to operate the #  through   service."  Operators will be building  slip ways for the ferry up until  the last minute. Hard bottom  and accuracy of . pile-placement have meant trouble in  plenty for the pile driving  crews.  W. Gre^nless has been in  charge of constructing the  new ways while piling has  been  supplied   by  Bite  Inglis  rolBC  atu rday  oon  %  In spite of the Quillayute schedule change which will see  the 48 car ferry going into operation at 1 p.m. Saturday instead  of the previously planned Sunday morning, Ferry Day still bids  to be the greatest in Gibsons history.  . Store  keepers have   decided  to   remain   open   for   the   majority of working hours.  More .than 100 invitations  have gone out to notables-  throughout the province. It is  belived a member of the cabinet may attend. Civic dignitaries from various towns and  villages will also be at the  banquet to be held in Bal's  Hall.  Catering will be done by  Mrs. Fisher of the Mariner  Cafe.    .  ,������'  The program will include  boxing, wrestling, three bands,-  plenty of eats, fireworks, a  dance and a show in Bal's Hall  during the evening.  More than one bu'j load has  already signified their willingness to participate from Pender Harbour. Private cars will  form a cavalcade under leadership of Sechelt and Pender  Boards of Trade.  Invitations to the luncheon  have already been received by  the Boards and the two delegates  picked for the  occasion.  Gibsons will be decorated  with streamers, and flags  stretching across the main  street.  Food stands will be situated  1  O. Chuck Wincgarden, one  of Gibsons oldest residents and  a pioneer associated with  "Daddy''" Gibson back in the  early 1870 s who helped build  the first wharf here and who  helped row out to the first  freighters laying off-shore,  will cut the ribbon which officially marks entrance of the  Black Ball Ferry Company**  car ferry the, Quillayute into  the Sechelt. Peninsula, an area  Mr. "Wine garden helped to  build, starting more than 63  vears  ago.  throughout the village. These  will be handled by local ladies  organizations and private  firms.  Col. G. Paulin  George D. Frith  Pictured above are the two men responsible for operation'  of l!he new car ferry service between Horseshoe Bay and Gib-  sens. An outline, of ,Mr.. Frith's background may be read elsewhere in/this issue. CoJo.ne! George Paulin is president of Black  Ball Lines (Canada) Ltd., also of its subsidiary company Black  Ball Ferries Lid., now operating the Quillayute. The 54-year-  old president has spent 20 years in the shipping business having;  risen from clerk to owner of his own company in Victoria. He  rose to ranlc of Lieut. Colonel in the Army prior to his discharge  in 1945 and wss at one time area commander of tihe entire Prince  Rupert ztne Th'emew service will have cost Black Ball Lines.  (Canada) Ltd., more than half a million dollars. He believes it:  wort:* while r.sTJsting as it does, development of the Howe Sound  area and the Sechelt Peninsula. 52  The Coast News    Thursday  August  9   1951  Much Ado  Z  St 2  2?nS2ished every Thursday by The Coast News, Gibsons, B.C.  Polishers, William Sutherland and Samuel Nutter. N  &. G3ean family newspaper dedicated to furthering the truth and all  sssommnity efforts.  i&ri&ertiSing rates may be had upon application to The Coast News,  ���3&bsons B.C.  ilonal5  O-  FERRY Day is here.  At long last the great day has arrived and the. Quillayute  <3Pil). snug its blunt nose against the Gibsons wharf for the first  &miv2 in history. That nudge may well be the kiss of ..awakening  Jfb�� ihe sleeping beauty that is Sechelt Peninsula.  Time will tell - we sincerely hope it will be a good story and  :B, festing one.  ���Since the time of the Moodyvllle Logging in 1870 until C.P.  -"Bal" Ballentine started to sell his idea to nephew Gordon and  �����'ueoi'ge Frith, loggers, fishermen and just plain wanderers have  ..^reamed of the time when a car ferry would service this country.  "This is the answer to all our troublas", seems to be''the  sattritude at the moment, but. there will no doubt be many snarls  ���'&& .vtraighten out before either the ferrv or the Peninsula can  �����sk.�� progress in its sride.  'So long has been the battle for our car ferry and so many  Vk&VG been the disappointments that the weather will just have  ���yia siay good for that one day.  Children ftorn-one end of the Peninsula to the other will be  'Serein Saturday and there are surprises in store for them as well  .��&��� masses of entertainment for the groAvnups.  ���There is an air of cheer and goodwill in the land, once again  ������tte are all good neighbours.  These things are fine.,They are the first concrete results of  the ferry coming.  In the ferry we have an element which can meld all the com-  mamties closer making our outlook as one. This will be to pur  good. It can only be as one big family that we grow and prosper.  IThe car ferry will probably bring money and goods to us in  *iU3Jita��ies unthought of 50 years ago - but we are pleased to  Relieve that these things are the least the service will mean to us.  We can now inarch forward as one, a united Peninsula of  raelghbourly, self helping people. Pleased to live here arid proud  t&beln others attain that 'goal.  m hlk From  laliy Province  ��� 'In-order that a true picture  tm-aj ihe given to Britain's  ���,work in the world-wide fight  :iOf free countries against Com-  ^miiraism, we take ^pleasure in  presenting this editorial from  -She Vancouver Daily Province,  y$nly 26 issue.  ;<ff there are any in Canada,  tor the United States, who still  /suspect that Great Britain is  piot -doing her share in the  vfigpsA in. world communism,  v&ey should read a summary  >of the British effort compiled  ifaj K4he   United   Kingdom   In-  Commimists. in   Mal-  a big garrison is de-  Hong  garrison  Kong.  ixorma'tion <  le   at  Ottawa.  -.The ifigttres are not new, in  ^enaselvtes, hut together they  i.'6\smiij Britain's world posi-  '4&mi- relating' to. western defences.  l&^iftrn, as Ambassador Sir  'Oliver Franks said on May 18,  6as- {put 23,000 fighting men  on the land, in the air and on  /the sea in the Korean struggle  x-Jiiisi "5,1)00 men as some people seem to think.  ",.&nd there are 220,000 British, ground troops overseas in  1.9 countries on guard against  SosmjDTinist ^.gression. Four  s3l^isifi^5 -^are already in Ger-  forces  are fight  ing the  ay a. and  fending-;  And we should not forget  that Great Britain, with one-  third the population of the  United States, has had universal military training ever  since the last war, which  means conscription of boys of  18 for a two-year period. It is  the only way she can maintain her overseas forces.  Looking over these figures  it is easy to see why the British people get annoyed .when  their contribution to Korea is  dismissed as a  "token force."  The Old Country, which has  borne the brunt of two great  wars, which is trying, to keep  her head above water economically, is making a magnificent  effort.  It is the ultimate in unfriendliness and unfairness to  ignore it  or disparage it.  VISITOR^  SECHELT.. ��� Staying at  the Sechelt Inn were Mr. and  Mrs. W. II. Henry and Mrs. A.  Shaw and'daughter, Mary..  Both groups are ' repeaters'  at the Inn. They have been  coming here years and, said a  friend of the Henry's, "they  will probable be coming forj  years yet." '  BY  CHERRY:  WHITAKER  I.once wrote a five minute  radio script   on  a  street-car  I  wrote   a   column   sitting   in   a  ear on the end of a dock, and  half of another riding to  and  from different places, but this  is the first, time I've tried to  bat a typewriter on  the deck  of a none too steady ship. The  sea  is negligible,    but   nevertheless, there is a certain tend-  -ericy   to  list  to  port  or  starboard at unexpected intervals.  It's   interesting,   rather   soothing and probably good practice ���  providing  an  excellent  excuse  for errors. A  pleasant  finah*  to   an   unexpected  five  day holiday.  With   no   intention   whatsoever of departing either north, '���  east,   south   or west   to   anywhere,   I  was   somewhat   surprised to find that in the short  space  of  one  and  half hours,  a decision  was made, packing  done, -.and   the    journey  well  under way before I started to  remember the things I'd  forgotten to bring.  (Being fairly  consistent     a b o u t     leaving  things behind, it doesn't both-  er*."ine very much unless it's a  suitcase,    typewriter    or    myself.  The  last  has  never happened,  but  I  can   see  that  it  might   be   a   little   awkward.)  Assured that the missing items  were all  of minor importance  and  that  the   money  in  hand  .was  enough to  get me out of  the hotel  at the end of three  days w'it'hout having to  work  my way out,  I began  to  feel  that the world was a beautiful  Chinese With a Russian Accent  tfflBlliS  ^U&��i*nrf*  ivr*  remember-when-ing  thing.  Even the fact that the holiday was  to  be spent in what  showed    signs     of    becoming  "record     temperatures"     did  nothing   toward    spoiling   the  anticipattory       glow.      There  were, no   appointments   to   be  kept, no "musts" to be dealt  with,  so  if, it   got too  hot  to  think, all I had to do was.stop  thinking.   (It  did,  and so  did  I.)'  Via. car, the Lady Alexandra, taxi, and a time lapse of  some two and a half hours, I  arrived at the portals of what  was to be a refuge from care  for the next three days.  Through the choice of two  rooms, and the cooperation of  a kindly bellhop, I found.myself in the perfect spot. Looking out over the Harbour and  Stanley Park. The Lions silhouetted against the sky, keeping their unremitting watch  -over Sleeping Beauty's recumbent form. A telephone  if'or company, if desired. A  radio for entertainment. Cool  ���comfort and utter privacy.  ^>hat more could any mother  of three ask in the way of a  holiday.  It wasn't an exciting holiday, but it'was stimulating. I  had tea in Stanley Park with  a friend of long standing,  who brought me up-to date on  the lives and careers of at  least, a dozen people I have  known casually for years. One  evening was spent with three  other Peninsula dwellers. We  dined on hot dogs and chips  at Spanish 'Banks. . drove  around    the    University   area  and devoted three hours to a lazy  discussion of various aspects  of the Peninsula's future.  I had coffee with a girl, who  has worked for  several years  for  one  of the   large  airlines.  In the space of half an hour  or  so,  with  no   effort   on( my  part, I took  a six weeks' trip  to    Hawaii    and    spent    two  months �� in    Europe     visiting  eight  different  countries.  Met  a lot of fascinating people and  took    a    rain    check    on   the  otlmrs   till   the   next  holiday  ���comes my way. A trip' to the  Art.   Gallery   didn't   result  in  looking  at  paintings,   because  the place is in the process of  being  remodelled,   but   it   did  lead to a conversation with an  elderly  woman,  who  took me  from Vancouver to San Francisco, to New York, to Chicago  and back.  Lunch at Ferguson Point on  the hottest day of the season,  was followed by an hour's inspection of Ellen Neel's totem  carvings. This took us up and  down the B.C. coast, visiting  Indian villages en route.  Alloted space won't let me  go on ��� perhaps another  time. Listed activities during  that holiday don't amount to  a great deal, hut I travelled  thousands of miles in thought.  It is five days to be remembered.  (gtMi?:  ess=��Tr?33  Wm. McFadden  Optometrist  GIBSONS  Phone Gibsons 91  Office     Hours  9:00   a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evenings by Appointment  Every day except Thurs.  Why go; to Vancouver for  ��� Obtical Service?  Equality would not ; come  through the distribution of  wealth, hut through a change  of heart.  If sold for the value of its  chemical elements, the human  body would be worth about  98 cents.  MOVING JOBS  LOGGING EQUIPMENT  HEAVY FREIGHT  Leaves 'Gibsons Every Tuesday Evening  Arrives Excelsior Paper Dock 95 East 1st Ave. Wednesday Morning  ,��;  Leaves Vancouver, Wednesday Evening  Arrives at Gibsons Thursday Morning  #~  Phone Gibsons 50  Phone Gibsons 53  Briggs &Stratton  Inhoards  Evinrude  .# Outboards  Gibsons  larine  Sales  Phone Gibsons 54  :: -.- HASSANS:;-  .Pender  Harbour,   B.C.  v   The  Old-Established  / General Store  SUPPLYING FAMILIES,  FISHERMEN AND  CAMPS  Latest in Novelties and  . . '    Toys  FISH   BUYERS  HOME GAS STATION  Mechanical  Refrigeration  Fresh Deliveries on Hand  Always  Steer For  .   HASSAN'S   LANDING  Midway South Shore miStf5w.;rta��Ba-tfiafr  Water Safety Rules  XEARN TO SWIM        ���./' :  Join a swim class sponsored  by a recognized organization.  Know your own limitations as  a swimmer.  LEARN ARTIFICIAL  RESPIRATION  The briefest delay in applying it may cost a life. '.  WHERE TO SWIM  If possible swim in a supervised area. Investigate unknown water before swimming  or diving. Respect 'DANGER'.  Signs.  WHEN TO SWIM  Late morning and afternoon  are the safest hours which to  swim.  This and That  BY MPS NESTMAN  Ritchey Nqrris and family,  here , for a week's holiday,  then back to Creston, where  they are now living. Anne  Prewar after a short stay in  Pender Hospital, for a rest,  has gone to. Vancouver. Mr.  and Mrs. T. Nakken from  'Gander, Newfoundland, have  taken up residence in their  | home again. Miss Beverly Rig-  I by is here visiting her "Grand-  r mama" Mrs. Clendinning. She  i  plans to fly back to Belleville,  5 Ontario, her home.  ;-f Good news from the "Mur-  I rays", in California,- all is still  < going along O.K. with Pat,  'j Dick   Falconer,   will   not'   be*  back to the High school again  this -yeai\  Irene Kullander is away to  17the Island to visit her mother.  6 We notice "Cupie" with his  I arm in a cast ��� can't be too  (^serious,   as   he   was   working  quite hard with tne res�� of the  (Firemen, getting that fire  (truck in shape.  No doubt many are wondering why. the Village cut off  Sprinkling- perm||s. It was belong so badly abused, that the  'Itorage tank ^drained dry several times, people on the Se-  '^elt' hill/ were without water  their homes, it is regrettable  Ijia t gardens are badly burn-  fid, but it is' far more import-  mi to have water for domestic  purposes, and in case  of fire.  Wince sprinkling has been prohibited, the tank has held its  wn.    Anyone  found  using  a  ose umilUhe rain comes will  ���e  prosecuted.  I We have a sufficient supply  fc this time in the reservoir,  |ut, our water pipes will not  fjnvry anymore right now',  'fhey are antiquated, and bad-  .$ need replacing. It would aid  j/Jl of us to consider.seriously  jjjie passing of the water by-  l|w, when it is presented. Our  Jjl(]vn mains in the village, are  ife serious need of attention at  If Ms time. The bylaw, will call  l/|(>r a new reservoir to hold an  ftlditional supply for the village, also replace some obsolete  ilpter pipes, A great  deal  fvi-~   money to be voted  of  ���   011�� ^s  fffeeded    for  village  work, _ to  jjp'eep water in our own mains.  ffifo,   when  by-law; does   come.  fe!tp'[   read   the  conditions   and  ilfcoposals   carefully   and. then  iljpte   We hope, the right way.  pit Mr.    and    Mrs. R. MeNicol  Wjaxe  crone to Vancouver, and  JgHll   visit   their -new    grand-  |||luffhter. .Talking  to   an  old-  i^ijincr,"   who tells me,    he can  jemember way- back when as  ��� J. 'child   he heard  his  parents  Wm\ of a dry spell that lasted  livrom early June to September,  f?vhcn the whole mountain side  here burned over*.We cer-  inlv hone this dry spell has  m  r;!y(  )IX)  ;��t  wy  :a  of  ')?  Ml  y\  m  Vi'i/J  to    intensions  "'^K any records.  trying  to  See you all Ferry Day!  TEMPERATURE  AND TIME  Between 70 and 80 degrees  is best (warmer, water relaxes  too much, colder exhausts).  Thirty minutes is long enough  in the water for the average  swimmer.  SWIMMING AFTER    '  EATING  Wait   at    least    two   hours  after    eating a regular    meal  before  swimming.  PANIC  contributes to most accidents. Learn to scull and tread  water. Novices must stay in  shallow water while learning  to swim.  EXHAUSTION  A^oid over-activity, before  a swim. Over-exertion while  swimming and extremely cold  water also contribute to exhaustion.  ALWAYS  HAVE       v  ~  A* COMPANION  when  fishing,   swimming  or  boatmg.  Never  swim  alone.  REACHING  AIDS  Learn how to use all reaching aids,- how to use floating  objects   to   support    yourself;  Thursday   August   9   1951  The C> ast News 3  how  to  throw  hand  line  and  iMMDiiiniBii>����mniMi��etmnn��i��itrMiiiiii:i iitaiiinaiit��MMWMiu>��w>i��>��*w  ring buoy.  GRAVEL SAND CEMENT  CRAMPS  If hit by stomach cramps,  scull to support yourself and  call for help. To ease leg  cramps, take a deep breath,  submerge, and ease "'cramped  muscles with thumb and fingers of one hand, pressing  through the muscles, to meet  those of the other hand.  CURRENTS  Never buck a current. Swim  diagonally across and with its  flow. If unable to reach shore,  drift to save strength and call  for helpl If caught by an undertow, go with it and swim  diagonally upwards to the  surface.  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We'll send entry  form end full information upon receipt of your name and  address in the coupon below.  This essay contest aims to acquaint students and all  people .with the increasing importance of the Pulp and  Paper   Industry   to   the   economic   life   of   this   Province.  DID YOU KNOW? . . .  Last year British Columbia's Pulp and Paper Industry  paid over 18 million dollars in wages to employees . . .  wages which eventually go into the litis and pockets  of all British Columbians.  ;       805 Dominion Bidg.,  1 ���_����..-���-:""'"' ',  10m  ��  \  \  Name  1   Address  I   .  1  \     I  PAPER  DUST RY  The British Columbia Distillery Company Limited has  greatly increased its facilities over the past few years  and has built up its stocks to keep pace with the rapidly  growing demand for its products both at home and ia  world markets���an expansion program that keeps pace  with British Columbia growth and prosperity.  This advertisement is not published  or displayed by the  Liquor Control  Board  or  by the  Government  of  British   Columbia. Thursday August  9  1951  4 The Coast News  B  usiness an  dProf  essional  DIRECTORY  Please Clip This Directory. Out and Hang By Your Phone  For Reference  BEER BOTTLES  Will call and buy for cash,  beer bottles, scrap metal, etc.  Calls made at intervals from  Hopkins   to   Irvines   Landing  R. H. Stroshen  Wilson  Creek  PLUMBING  Plumbing and Electrical  Supplies,   Fixtures,  Service  -  Sechelt Building  Suppies  Phone   60  f  ELECTRICAL WORK  PLUMBING and HEATING  ���)  Reliable Electrical Repairs  Appliances,   Fixtures,   Radios  ���WashingMachines  Everything   Electrical  Gibsons Electric  Phone   45  Sunset Hardware  __GIBSONS  Registered     Plumbers  PLUMBING  Sales   and   Contractig  FLORIST  Elowers   for ;alil   occasions  ���We   are   agents   for   large  Vancouver florists  'Past   service   for   weddings  ���   and  funerals  Jack Mayne  Phone   Sechelt   24     or   write  P.O.   Box   28  Plumbing,   Heating   and  Supplies.  Jack Marshall  Gibsons B.C.  Phone Gibsons 104 or 33  REAL ESTATE  (JSEFT STORE  John Coleridge  Agencies  Gibsons   and.   District's   Only  Full Time Real Estate  Agent  Phone Gibsons 37  V  Headquarters  for  Wool,  Notions,   Cards,   Toys,  Miscellaneous Gifts  Gibsons  5-10-15 Store  Left ot Post Offioe  rC   <$i'frss��s, B.C.  TAXI  HARDWARE  i  s  KNOWLES  SERVICE  HARDWARE  Phone 33 Gibsons B.C.  ,  UKnilder's Hardware  JA"   'Paint.  Pjumbing  ^ Appliances  Complete   Installation  Maintenance  Service  DELIVERIES  TO ALL  POINTS  Peninsula     Cabs  24-Hour  Service  2   Phones   --   2   Cabs  WILSON   CREEK   and  SELMA   PARK  Phone Sechelt 66  Taxi Sir ?  call  BILL HUNTJER  Sechelt  48  MACHINISTS  TRANSFERS-TRUCKS  Hills Machine Shop  Mobilized Welding  Welding   anywhere   --anytime  Expert Tradesmen  Precision  Machinists  Phone 54 Res- 58  Hansen Transfer  GENERAL  CARTAGE  Phone   Sechelt  28  Sechelt,   B.C.  el's Onempioyaiii  Eause Takes Beaiin  Gambier Harbour. ��� Recent  veteran's legislation whjch saw  an unemployability. clause in-  sert'ed in^the veteran's pension  act instead of an " across the  board", grant came in for a  severe scorching from Howard  Green, M.P., and Army,' Navy  and Airforce Veterans in  Canada President W. J.  Wickens, K.C.  Both men speaking at a  meeting of Legion and A. and  N. in Gambier Hall, Sunday,  scored the "inadequacy and  short sighted ruling passed  by last parliament whjich  granted unemployable single  veterans, provided ��� they are  already drawing a 55 per cent  pension, $20 per month, and  married veterans drawing a  45 or more percent pension  $40 per month, provided the  pension, in the case of married  for instance, did not total  more than the maximum 1100  dollars.    ��  In his attack against the  ruling, Mr. Green pointed out  that this type of "hand-out",  attacked the very foundation  of pension granting and the  reason, for them.  Calling it a type of means  test, the Conservative M.P.  pointed out the basic rate of  pensions was too low, being  based on a cost of living  standard which has been  practically lost in spiralling  costs.  Mr. Wickens, in answering  a question, was emphatic that-  calling on every member of  parliament to state his stand  on veteran's affairs and pensions would gain  very little.  The   Canadian   Legion  delegation was  demnation  Legion  strong in  its  con-  .of.     government  members who. would not fight  for veterans or who did so  when actually pushed into  it.  The Legion wanted to have  every member polled in order  to clarify his stand, check this  -with liis record in the past and  then either' support or otherwise that member, dependent  on  the findings.  The unemployability clause  would only cost the government 2 million dollars per  year, and could, be rescinded -  at the end of this year, according to Mr. Green, He contended this was the wrong way in  'which to treat veterans.  "'The whole  pension  should  Irave   been   raised," Jhe   said.  Tie    claimed    the    unemploy-/  ���ability   clause  was    discriminatory and wrong in principle. .  West Sechelt  BY MARGARET ALLAN  Congratulations to Mr. and  Mrs. E. Redman who are cel-  <ebrating their Golden anniversary in Vancouver.  Reverend Canon Cooper and  cottage owned by Mrs. K.  his sister are occupying the  Deals. The Cooper's have been  visiting here  for many years.  Mrs. M. L. Beney, a visitor  . here ' for' 41 years is having  her home remodelled. She may ..  be a permanent resident in  our fair area. Three young  grandsons from south of the  border are now visiting with  Iher.  Gerald Horner from Abbots-  ford is visiting his uncle and  aunt, Mr. and Mrs. F. Walker.  Twenty-four persons attended a church, meeting held  August 19 at the home of Mr.  and Mrs. Harry Woods. Mrs.  D. Livesay was piano accompanist.,.  ��� LISTINGS WANTED.  JOHN COLERIDGE Agencies  real estate licenced and bonded agents (Connection with  H.A. Roberts Ltd.) Listings  required, attractive to retired  couples. Contact our office or  Coast News Office..  Gib.sons to Pender Harbour..  H.B. Gordon Real Estate. Box  11 Sechelt, Phone 53 J  LIST your property with us-  for prompt result;. We offer  you a Friendly Courteous Real  *Estate ��� Service. Write us for  any information Regarding  this district. Consolidated  Brokers Ltd. .Gibsons Branch  opposite the Post Office. A.W.  lloare   M.Ei.R,   Gibsons,   B.C.  ~~FOR SALE Lot in Gibsons  Central Location on water and  light. Box 6 Coast News.  FOR  SALE  Sale of household effects contained in the former home of  the late Miss Bella Jack. Tuesday, August 14th. at her'house  in Gibsons, from 10 A.M. to 8  P.M. Mr, A. S. Trueman -in  cha- 81  MISSING ��� From Bargain"  Harbour, 15 ft. clinker boat,  5 H.P. Wisconsin Marine  Motor. Black with red trim.  Notify. R.C.M.P.  Sechelt.  WE HAVE a wide range of  battery radios from $10 to $50.  See   them   on   display   at   our  store.  We  accept  trade  ins.  Gibsons  -Electric   phone  45  FOR SALE  One 18 ft. semi cabin launch-  five H.P. heavy duty Briggs.  Easthope .full reverse clutch,  $300.00 One used washing  machine, new motor, $50. Contact   Tom  Robilliard,   Sechelt.  81  1948���250' B.S.Aw motorcycle.  Very reasonable. Gibsons Second' Hand Store. Phone  99.  81  Weber piano and music stool..  Good  condition,  $250,00.  Mrs.  Bourne, New Brighton. Phone,  10-R, . -81  Residential lots in Village of  Gibsons 50 X 132 ft. adjoining the Sechelt Peninsula  Highway. Close to schools and  Churches. Electric , lights and  water, low taxes. ^$275.00 and  $350.00. Apply Granthams���  Phone  88.- -.   "    84  15 ft. canoe, one year old, must  sell, "ma!ke offer. Apply Syd  Lee   1175  E.   12th   Ave.  Van-  83  couver.  WANTED ��� One office desk  Box 17 The Coast. News.:  Use Coast News Classified  I  if...  Black Ball Ferry Company is  as lucky as we have been in  making friends during its first  year of operation ������������as it was  ours, then thiey will be the  success that we all hope for.  Our Criterion  has always been the number  of patrons who return. We  sincerely hope the Black Ball  Ferry, which we welcome, is,  in proportion, as lucky as we  have been.  We give service, often beyond the call of just, plain  duty ��� it pays dividends in,  two ways ��� in monetary  fashion and that more valuable of returns*���frienrilyness.  They come again and again  to the  Kum-A-GEN  _ COFFEE SHOP ���  Gibsons, B. C. .{   i  Link Lock Butt-Chains  SEE YOUR  DEALER  OR  WRITE US  146 E. First Ave. ��� TA 9667  Vancouver, B.C.  tflwctfe  ROYAL NAVY  DEMERARA    RUM  This advertisement is not published or displayed  by the Liquor Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.  CHEVRON  GAS STATION  Uk^a  3"  The questionaire issued by  Department of Veteran's Affairs to applicants for the unemployability benefits of $20  or $40 per month were issued  by this district and approved  b y both the provincial commands of the Legion and the  Army" and Navy Veterans.  This information came to  light when Brigadier W. G.  Iioaf, district administrator of  D.V.A., defended the question-  a'ire against attacks from E.  Sergant, secretary of Branch  109,  Canadian Legion.  The Legion man had contended the questions were  shameful and constituted an  invasion of the veteran's private affairs.  The Brigadier, at'Gambier,  Sunday, pointed out the number and type of questions were  there to help find the best  way in which to -help the veteran.  "Quite often," the Brigadier said, "when answering  these questions, the . veteran  will reveal that the sum of -  money he requests are quite  inadequate. That gives us a  better chance to help in other  ways."  Mr. Sergant also condemned  the government . for leaving  in the position where their  pension was less than the old  age  pension.  He contended Aretera.ns in  receipt of pensions were being  discriminating against as they  would be denied their money .  following incorporation of the  coming old age pension act  which will give pensions to all  ��� the poor and the millionaires.  Send A Friend  A Paper from  Special Issue  This special paper of the  ' Coast News is the first effort  ever in telling the story of the  area to outsiders who, following the new service, will be  interested in knowing the why  i and wherefore of the Sechelt  Peninsula.  We would like to point out  that this is complete by a  home product and done with  Peninsula effort. It is another  signpost we are growing up  and expanding our facilities.  In  this  Special  Issue  there  are things which may be just  a  little  ��� different    from    the  ordinary run of papers,  some  of  them   are   international ���.  others are the way of the new.  To  the   many   persons  who  helped   make   this   issue   possible,   not   alone   by   advertising, which in truth, was subsidizing in this   case,   but   to  men and women who  worked  long and hard to get the-material  and facts,  may  we  say,  "thank you".  FLEXIBLE AGE  While I was visiting my  brother in Sherman, Texas, a  cemus-tak^r told us of this experience/Her territory included a slum, section, and as she  walked down the block one  day the woman -she had just  interviewed c.f;me running after her. .  "I done mar^e a r4;stake,  lady," she nan ted. "I erive you  mv insurance asre, 36. I got to  give the Government my old-  age- pension a��� ��� fhat's 42."  ��� Reader's Digest,    r  Use Coast News Classified Ads  Thursday  August  9  1951  The Coast News 5  IT TO $L  ?  lew Amazi  Now On Display And Demonstration  at  Sechelt & Gibsons  '&__p*-  You have to see these roomy,  big as a-, house, little cars.  These are the Ford Consuls,  which have taken the car  market by storm and are the  answer to our road and travel  worries in  this   district.  They act, feel aiid look like  a big ear. Their economy is  becoming a tradition. Call in  - at either Sechelt or Gibsons  Standard Motors and try one  of ��hese marvels out for .yourself.  Terms and trade-ins are  welcome on these or any of the  other new Fords and Prefects  we have on the stands.  fSfc-fs^pS  Several  Good Buys  Under   $300  STAN DA  MOTORS  No. 1 Wilson Creek ��� No. 2 Sechelt ��� No. 3 Gibsons  TO A MIUI0H CANADIANS  B-m  . . . extends  congratulations  to the Black Ball Ferry  on the occasion  r ���  of its  inaugural run to  Gibsons,  August 11, 1951  Bank of Montreal  , Gibsons Branch:  THOMAS LARSON, Manager.  WORKING    WITH    CANADIANS     IN    EVERY    WALK   OF    I-IFS  SINCE    1317  KM 6  The coast News     Thursday  August   9   1951  SECHEL r  BY'ARIES  Here     from    Victoria     and  aying   with    Mr.    and   Mrs.  ordon Potts is Mrs. G. Creet-  enjoying  the   beach  very  uch.  Also     visiting     from     Port  Lrthur   are   Mr.   and   Mrs.   J.  llcMullin  and   two    children,  arol  and   Douglas,   also   Mr.  harles   McMullin.     Mrs.   Mc-  [Lullin    is    the    former    Mae  erry.     The  party  is  staying  it-hi    Mr.    and    Mrs.    W. K.  Jierry  and family.  Joyce   Potts   is   just   seven  ear:> old and had a  birthday  arty recently. Helping to cei-  brate were Ann Gordon, Nma  poliwell,    Helen Potts,    Card  lUtherland,    Peter  Hemstreet,  ohn    Gordon,    Carol    Parish  nd Clayton Barnard. A good ���  [ime was had by all.  Teresa  Jeffries  and  Shirley  ukien have left for the can-  ery at Namu where they will  Ivork   this   summer,   and  Mrs.  'foe  Paul, Esther August  and '  vlrs.   Albert   Louie  have  left  or  Stevesion to work in the  annery there.  We had  a letter from Miss  31sie Turner, who was on the  eaching  staff   and   away   on  ;ick leave. She-is getting along  .ery  well  and   asks   after  all  lier' good  friends in  Sechelt.  It gladdens us to-be remem-  jered"   by  a  young     married  vomen   whom    we    knew    as  jabies. Clayton's store is fambus for this as  far  as far as  ,ve are concerned for we often  tneet     these     children     now  rrown up.    Recently  wc  saw  Joan  ,Grimmett  who   is   now  Mrs.   Myers.   She   has   a   dear  Little   girl  of.   her  own   now.  With her sister, Mrs. Henderson,  they  are  really   old time  esidents.    Grand   children   of  he W.  S.  Burley's who  own  ^ock    Cottage,    the    parents  ave been coming up here for  ore than thirty years.  Speaking   of   old   time  resident's,  we   occasionally   see  T.  J.  Cook out doing his shopping.  He  was  the   first   settler  here  and  is  over  SO  but  still  gets   around.  Mrs. Ada Dawe is a daughter and the first white child  in Sechelt and Mrs. Jim Steel  is a grand daughter.  We   had   a  very   wonderful  time   last   Sunday   when   we  visited  the   Gamma   Phi   Beta  Camp   on   the   property . once  owned by the late Arch Bishop  De Pender and known locally  as Bingham's Beach. It is now  a, camp  for  under   privileged  children.    Why   there   should  be such children in this great  land   of  plenty,    we   can   not  understand, however, it would  seem that the children'are not j  there    through    poverty    but  through broken    homes    and  neglect, It is pitiful to see how  these  growing  girls  are   craving   for    affection    and    how  they vied with each  other for  attention   and    the    eagerness  with  which  they   met  us  and  made   us   welcome   was   something we  shall   never  forget.  W. Youngman gave a short  service and the children sang  the children's hymns and  were "quite anxious to sing all  night. The young ladies in  charge of the camp are doing  a wonderful work. All college graduates, they gave up  their summer vecations to be  with the children. This year  Miss Joanne Finning of Vancouver is director of the camp,  others are Miss Anne Tredweil  of New York, Miss Joan Day,  Wisconsin Miss Edna Birch,  Montreal, and Miss Betty  Cowling   of   Montreal.  Visitors Find Fish  Now Bite Easi!  his lure right aff the bat and  he has been consistently catching fish ever since:  A home that is paid for is a  good thing. So is a home that  is prayed for.  I  Flowers for All Occas.ohs  PHONE: GIBSONS 76W  Mrs E. Nestman  IMMEDIATE SERVICE  SECHELT. ��� Many persons  have lived here for years and  know all the way's of the  salmon and its wily mate, the  cod.  Many are the "experts",  this year who have been busy  watching the scenery while  their fishless bait trails behind, but not so with visitors.  W. E. Caine of Vancouver,  here for the summer holidays  and residing in the summer  home of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart  Killick, immediately upon arrival here, sallied for and  showed the local "fishermen,"  a thing or two.  A six pound  salmon fell to  J  WE  LEAD  THE HARBOUR WITH  Dry Goods  China  New, Fresh Supplies  A Complete Stock  of Kitchen and  Home Essentials  URDOCK'S  MARINE SUPPLY  Pender Harbour, B.C.  PAcific 6539  WEEKLY SCOW SEfMfJE  CARS, TRUCKS, CATS AND EQUIPMENT  Leave Vancouver  Arrive Gibsons  Leave Gibsons  Arrive Vancouver  VANCOUVER  Saturdays 9 a.m.  Saturdays 1 p.m.  Saturdays 5 p.m.  Sundays 9. a.m.  GlBSONS/B.C.  For Information Phone Mr. Ed. Turner - Gibsons 68J  A WD LIVE  SCHOOLS  ii'��  Dear Parents:  This letter is to inform you concerning the procedures we plan to follow  in the "training and education of all school personnel (teachers and pupils)  regarding the best protective measures in the unhappy, and we hope  unlikely, event that the area in which we live is subjected to enemy bombing  ���either atomic or conventional type.  Like you, we sincerely hope, that all of our plans for school Civil  Defence activities will prove to have been unnessafry,. but like parents we  feel that so long as there is any possibility of such danger, every available  1 precaution must be taken  We prefer caution to complacency.  To this end we are putting into effect a simple programme of training  and protective drills which utilizes the best available information on the  subject and provides the maximum protection under each of several conditions. For example, should the need arise, the young people will be moved  to the safest location in the school.  As devastating as the atomic bomb is, there is no justification for a  feeling of hopelessness or helplessness in the event of such bombing. Relatively slight obstacles'off er considerable protection and in general the type of  construction used ::n our schools is a definite item in our favour.  It is our intention, without causing alarm, so to impress these simple  facts and instructions permanently in the minds of both teachers and pupils,  % that immediate response will become a habit. Only by constant repetition  and drill can we ensure ixniversal and complete compliance. When this state  is reached we think that children will be just as safe with us as they would  be at home. We are sure that with this explanation you will understand any  exsitement and comments-which' your child may bring home concerning this1  subject.  Yours, sincerely,  Principal of your local school,  HON. W.T. STRAITH, K.C-, Provincial Secretary  MAJ-GEN. C.R- STEIN, Civil Defence Co-ordinator Reader's Right  Editor, The  Coast- News  Sir:  Referring to a news item in  your issue on August 2, headed  "No money waste on Seats,  says Council", which states  that the Commission filed an  estimate covering purchase of  sijij chairs for Municipal office,  arili that the suggestion and  tke monev had been ear-mark-  ed: by Commissioner Macnicol  t^.buy the seats, I plead guilty  id,-trying to provide somewhat  decent seating accommodation  far taxpayers attending Village Commission meeting, but  may say that the $100.00 was  included in the yearly budget  for this purpose and passed  unanimously by the five commissioners.  At the present time . when  more' than four or five ratepayers attend our meetings  some3 of them have to sit on  the office counter Or on a box.  '-.''.Progressive   Gibson's.''  When   our   budget   for the  year  was made up  the  Clerk  made no request for extra, office equipment such as an adding machine,  etc.  yj. have not seen the estimate  for the -chairs, so  cannot discuss it further at this time.  Robert  Macnicol.  Village  Commissioner.���'  Halfmoon Bay  BY Mrs K. RAVEN  ; Residents will be pleased to  know our' new postmaster is  Ray Rutherford of Halfmoon  Bay. He will take over August  8. As he has also bought the  store from Ted Roseboom  there will be no , change in  location of the Post Office;  We are glad to note Mr. and  Mrs. Roseboom will continue  to live in the Bay, occupying  their daughter Pat's house  ttntil the one Mr. Roseboom is  : building  is  finished.  Ardent fishermen, Paddy  Welsh and Stan Moffat of  Redroofs,. were really rewarded for their efforts the other  day. Mr. Welsh caught a salmon weighing 25 lbs. and Mr.  Moffat one of 26 lbs.  Hear that Mr. and Mrs. Alf  Ness have recently returned  from a California holiday.  Hope you had a good time,  you lucky people, though why  leave this Californian weather  for  California ?  Recent visitor to. 'Welcome  Beach was Miss V. Hambe,  R.N.,   of Vancouver.  Cecil % Chamberlin is 1.500  miles away in the Cariboo,  hunting. This time it's a job.  Guess I should wish him every  success, but would hate to see  Cecil and Bernice leave the  Bay.  The Bay is quiet, no logging  trucks rumbling down to  dump logs, no sound of power  saws. We are glad the summer  visitors are having such wpn-  derfull weather. Every little  beach and cove has its quota  of laughing, brown sprites,  but when a man's living is  made in the bush, and there's  no money and no rain in sight,  well, "life gets tedious, don't  it?"  SNAKE EGGS  The difference between eggs  of snakes and birds, is the  former have a leathery covering in contrast to the well-  known hard calcareous shell  of the latter. Unlike bird's  eggs, too, the eggs of snakes  absorb moisture and, with  some exceptions, increase in  size from the time of laying  until t^he young appear.  AROUND  MURDOCHS  BY  MYRNER  We've had one summer visitor on Francis Peninsula, who  has not been at all welcome,  and that is a bear. As far as  we know he hasn't done any  harm, outside of startling a  few people when he came  prowling around their homes  at night, except for one young  lady who met him on the trail  one night while travelling  without a flashlight, and got  quite a fright.  Mr. and Mrs. gill Reid, their  son Donald' and: 'his chum  Bruce, have been visiting Mr.  Reid's sister, Mrs. George  Phillips.  Mr. and Mrs. Parks, Sr., are  guests of Mr. and Mrs. Doug  Parks.  Mrs. A. Cherry and Fae returned from Vancouver while  Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hodson paid  a  short visit   to  the big  city.  Sonny MacKay returned  from Smith's Inlet on Thursday. A lot of the boys from  other parts of the harbour are  also  home.  NOISY FISH  In fresh and saltwater, fish  for no known reason, seem to  enjoy making purring, tooth  grinding, drumming and  grunting noises. These noises  became such a distraction to  submarine    crews    during   the  Thursday. August.. 9   1951    .1,'he Coast News  war that recordings had to be  made tp train naval personnel  to distinguish between these'  sounds and those of ships. The  toadfish for example makes; a  sound like a steamboat whistle under water when he lets  go with his voluminous 'voice'.  Chi  r,-Pb**f��ttS'  j GoaacK BfrU��r����tt ~Q  EQUS  MINING AND  SCHRAMM  Air Compressors.  NORTHWEST  Shovels and Cranes.  EIMCO  Rocker Shovels.  Dependable   . loading   . of  sand, rock and gravel for  miner  or contractor  Speed, power and tonnage  at new, low cost.  "We  Service  What  We  Sell."  for   logging  CONSTRUCTION  Put more tools on the job ���  specify SCHRAMM Tractor-  Compressors  or towing type  models.  Capacities  60 ���  600  C.F.M.  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In the present year, the hospitals of B.C. estimated their costs would be as follows:  ^ % of total cost  Wages __.,  $16,112,000 64.1%  Drugs .". ..  $ 1,369,000 5.4%  Medical and surgical supplies   $     871,000 3.4%  Dietary (food only)  $ 2,65W,00O 10.6%  Building and equipment  $     198,000 .8%  Other expenses  $ 3,940,000 15.7%  -   *      ' TOTAL  $25,144,000  100.0%  B.C. hospitals also receive money from visitors and tourists, Workmen's Compensation  Board and other agencies, private rooms, co-insurance, etc., which this year is expected  to total $6,755,000, leaving $18,389,000 of the total cost of hospital operation the responsibility of B.C.H.I.S. Therefore, the money paid out by B.C.H.I.S. this year will be distributed  like this: ^    ���        .  % of total   B.C.H.I.S. payments to hospitals     $18,389,000  B.C.H.I.S. administration cost       $ 1,595,000  TOTAL  $19,984,000  92.1%  7.9%  100.0%  This $19,984,000 is the amount needed this year, and it will be obtained from the  following   sources: % pf total  Premiums from citizens     $13,303,000 66.6%  Municipal per diem (daily) grants     $     825,000 4.1%  Money obtained from Provincial Government  which   includes   per   diem   grants,   subsidy,  social  assistance  premiums,  other  costs  of  ,   hospitalizing social assistance cases, etc....     $ 5,856,000 29.3%  TOTAL $19,984,000 100.0%  This then, is the financial story of B.C.H.I.S. for the present year. These figures  are the official estimates as presented to the Legislature at its last sitting. Naturally,  final figures will not be known until the end of the present fiscal year.  These messages are being presented to give you the facts about your Hospital  Insurance plan. Be sure to read them. Thejr deal with your Hospital Insurance plan,  a plan which has already paid over $40,000,000 for more than 500,000 hospital cases, and  is providing benefits for thousands more each month.  B.C. HOSPITAL INSURANCE SERVICE���  YOUR PROTECTION AGAINST LARGE HOSPITAL BILLS.  '*.:���>-::������  EJfT OF HEALTH &  HON. DOUGLAS TURNBULL, Minister  TAtlow 1564  BCH-5MJ Hlp^^.p^.^���r,,���   8  The Coast News    Thursday  August  9  1951  Gower   Gleanings I   ^itll C��tler Afid  BY GYPSY TOWERS  The sensation of the week  is Mrs. A. B. B. Hill's lily  aratum or golden-rayed lily.  Never saw anything like it ���  fifty (huge blooms on one stalk  ��� truly a prize specimen. Unfortunately the little lady herself is not up to par and has  gone to the city for a checkup. Trust it is nothing serious.  Mr. and Mrs. W. Gray, the  new owners of the Good all  home, up for the month of  August. Mr. and Mr*. Bruce  Harvey, their daughter, Mrs.  Detwiller and son Gordon up  for their annual visit. Rumor  has it there is space for a  Scottish Dance session in the  vicinity and that same is in  offing ��� will be there with  our tartans on!  Bustle and hustle galore at  the Steele cottage., Daughter  Mrs. E, Hogg visiting with  grandchildren, Barbara, Kath-  erine and Billy from Arvida,  Quebec. Another daughter.  Mrs. Charles Cam Cross, with  daughters Patsy and Nancy  there too ��� quite a household  and what appetites!  Mr. and Mrs. Laffere up for  the month of August. Glad to  report Mr. Mainwaring back  home and improving with care.  Brother from East visiting and  helping with the chores. Mr.  and Mrs. Oswald visiting their  delinquent Gower flock. Regret to report Mrs. Dawson  under par for a day or so, but  lots of life in the Irish one yet.  BEAVER HABITS  Young beavers remain with  their parents until they are  almost a year old, leaving the  parental ' lodge, never [to return, about a week before'.  t. their mother gives birth to  I another litter of kittens-  ; The coconut tree of the tro-  ipics will, produce four or five  :crops a year for 70 or 80 years.  nsioits  (Continued from last week)  Let's look at it another way.  The cost of living index  stands at about 182. That is  based on the years 1935-1939  equal to 100. Therefore, a pensioner who received 100 dollars before the war should now  receive at least 182 dollars.  His monthly payment is 125,  or 57 dollars below the government-published    cost-of-liv  ing.  The same situation applies,  of course, in civilian Old Age  Pensions. My only reason for  considering in such detail the  war veterans pensions is because they are administered  according to a set legislation  which is not in the process of  adjustment, as are Old Age  Pensions.  Now, what does the government propose to do about it?  Is there som relief forthcoming for pensioners whose  actual cost-of-living is securely tied to the index as is that  of everyone in Canada, but  whose wages in the form of  pension payments are not?  It is estimated that to give  pensioners a 33 per cent raise  across-the-boarcls would cost  this country 22 million dollars.  The government will not consider doing this.  The cost of instituting a  supplementary aid scheme for  unemployable high-disability  pensioners will cost 2 millions.  The government has proposed,  discussed and passed this  legislation.  Who  will   benefit?   Of  the  167,000 pensioners in  Canada  .   .   .of the 34,000 whos disabilities  are high   enough   to  qualify them for the new aid  .   .   .  how  many  will  receive  immediate relief? About 6,000.  There are not figures available of the number of pension  ers who depend on sons or  daughters or friends to- stay  alive. No one has estimated  how many veterans cannot  consistently earn enough to  stretch their pension cheques  to a compromise with the eost-  of-living.  But we have an accurate accounting of today's defence  needs . . . more than a billion and a half. And we know  how much money would alleviate  the hardships and   heart-  -       f;  ache  of   living on  an inade-    v  quate pension .   .   .  less than  one-sixteenth    of   this   year's  spending!  ( Continued next week)  NOWLES  -HARDWARE-  PHONE S3  NOW YOU CAN ENJOY  l^stinghouse  -fldJuAtomatic  ROASTER ��OVEN  THIS INCLUDES COMPLETE SET OF FLAMEWARE  GIBSONS, B.C.  Here's ��� electric cooking at its  delicious best. Cooks everything  from complete oven dinners to  tempting angel food cakes. Treat  your family to roasts that are  thoroughly done, yet deliriously  tender and juicy. Serve tempting  vegetables rich in vitamins, with  all their full flavor retained! And  bake perfectly browned pies,  cakes, bread or cookies . . . you  can quickly prepare all these  foods���and many more besides  with the Westinghouse Roaster*  Oven.  ���  ���  ���  t  B  ���  I  B  I  I  B  I  I  I  I  I  B  B  B  B  I  ���  SEE THESE FEATURES  LOOK-IN LID  Makes "peeking" unnecessary.  OVENWARE DISH SET  For cooking, serving,  food storage.  ADJUSTOMATIC CONTROL  !  . Maintains  selected  heat automatically.  NOTE - This and other  nationally advertised lines  sell in our store at defenitely  competetive prices, level with  regular Vancouver, and in  many cases Eastern Canadian  charges.  fl  FREE DELIVERIES  "���WMPWJ  TERMS WITHIN (REGULATIONS  /  - '"X  M  P.N.E.  SHRINE   POLACK   BROS.  CIRCUS  DAILY  Thrill-packed feature ' acts���dazzling  displays of aerial brilliance���sensational, fast-moving animal acts that  leave you breathless with amazement  and pleasure���it's the largest indoor  circus on earth!  Reduced Fares!  Special excursion rates  on Railroads and Steamships���fare and one-half  for the round trip. See  your local ticket office.  nw the  time of your life!  Fun every minute���action, thrills and gaiety���  excitement and lively entertainment on the  Gayway���the fastest-moving, most colorful, and  largest indoor circus on earth���parades and  lively bands and spectacular fireworks���thousands  of fascinating exhibits and displays showing  what's new in science and industry and modern  living and agriculture! Plan NOW to take the,  whole family���for the time of your life!  FUN   FOR  ALL THE   FAMILt  G. MORT. FERGUSON, President  SEE IT AT THE P.N.E.���fireworks  RACES  V. BEN WILLIAMS, General Manage?  HOBBY  SHOW      ���      GAYWAY      ���      AGRICULTURE      ���      INDUSTRY      *      PARADE       <  THE  WEST'S  BIGGEST  SHOW  ADVANCE  TICKET  SALE  Prizes valued at oyer $12,000 ���  for holders cf Advance Sale  Tickets. Get yours NOW ���  5 for $2.00 or 2  for $1.00.     ,   .  MASSED BANDS  FREE OUTDOOR SHOWS Gibsons Board of Trade has a new gavel, presented by  Hardware Merchant Lock Knowles, it also has a duty to perform, according to Robert Burns.  In a short  speech   during   discussion of advertising,   Mr.  Burns pointed out it was the duty of the Board to foster the  "We  have  a  great  country   'in which; to live," the village  ,,;Clerk said.  "It-, would be  our  j'oob as a Board of Trade to sell  ['the   country .to  people  in  the  [ prairie ^ and   industrial   towns  who  are  looking  for  a  place  lin which to retire."  'y    A close watch will be  kept  ; 'on the effect Port Mellon will  >have on the economy of Gibsons, the* Board decided.  ���;   In order to spread the story  about   Gibsons'  attributes  the  Board  authorized  expenditure  of $45 for space in the forthcoming    special   issue  of this  paper, destined for the prairie  farmers who are looking for a  place at the coast in which to  retire.  W. Sutherland, in explaining the special issue to the  Board pointed out that many  farmers wanted to come here,  "in fact many of them dreamed about coming to the coast.  It wood be a good idea to get  free issues of the history bearing Coast News to those farmers in order to sell them the  idea of coming here to live."  The special issue will be out  next week with the regular  paper and will be circulated  free $o. subscribers with, three  thousand, free  to  visitors.  lew Mote! Bets  Thursday  August   9   1951     The Coast News  ood Start  DAVIS   BAY -  doing- a shade better  < <  We   are  than we  first thought," is the way in  which Hon Whitaker outlined  results of his new, many thousand dollar Motel, the first on  the Peninsula actually built  for through-traffic.  Among recent occupants,  who have used the Motel were  Mrs. James and lier daughter,  Mrs. Fawcett accompanied by  the latter's two daughters  Karen and Keith.  Unprecedented warm weather has been the bane of farmers, but gave tourists and  visitors an unusual chance to  extend and enjoy their holidays in the are.  Dayis Bay beach <has been  the day long home of many  tourists from Canadian and  American centres.  V.7.7  |  l  i  1  1  1  9  LUBRICATING OILS ���  CLEANING SPECIALITIES  LUBRICATING   ��� LAUNCHING  GREASES  250 East Sixth Avenue ��� FAir. 0211  Write or Phone for Further Information.  Vancouver*, B.C.  CONGRATULATIONS PENINSULA  . Mtyttisn Agencies  The House Of Action & Integrity  REAL ESTATE and INSURANCE  Write, Phone or Wire for Further Information.  2555 East Hastings St.       HAst. 7225 ��� 7606  Vancouver, B.C.  i  I  i  A  I  i  i  Sfe&iii  juuuOLiOGuTOQamirWlflWMfrrWl'^^ ww irivnni��wi ���>' '" **  waawtaa���w mma  >jtow^*A  At Home and Overseas  Modern inventions have not taken away from the Infantry its all-  important part in victory. Again and again, in the battles of 1939-15  and in Korea, Infantry has proved itself ��� "Queen of Battles".  The job of the infantryman has become tougher, more complex.  He must be able to handle more weapons and to meet a greater  variety of situations in defence and attack.  MQke Mm MB m��MD iMM��DMT��iy*  Enrolment Standards:  To enlist you must:  1. Volunteer to serve anywhere.  2. Be 17 to 40 (Tradesmen to 45).  3. Meet Army requirements.  4. Married men will be accepted.  Terms of Engagement:  You will be enrolled in the Canadian Army  Active Force for a period of three years.  All men are eligible for Overseas Service. If  the military situation permits, married men  after one year's service Overseas and single  men after two Years' service Overseas may  be returned to Canada at which time they  may request discharge even if they have not  completed full three years' service.  Conditions of Service:  Current rates of pay and ullcwa^.c^s. S��^ve  for 3 years or make iL a ca��eer.  Veterans' Benefits:  Reinstatement in civil employment. Unemployment Insurance and other appropriate  benefits under Vet **��;������' Charter as extended by Parliament.  Other Ranks ��� Retention of parent Reserve Force rank or the rank held in Second  World War, subject to proving qual����es-  tions in service withJa ��.'90-d*y period.  Officers ��� Short Service Commissions v.'IlJ  be granted to officers who do not wish to  enroll in the Active Force on a career hast*.  Further information should be obtained  from your own unit or the nearest} Axmy  Personnel Depot.  Apply to the nearest Recruiting Depot:  No. 11 Personnel Depot, 4050 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.  Army Recruiting Centre, RCSA (CST & AA), Work Point Barracks, Esquinicdt, B.C.  V   ��  ^^^^^fipfp 10 The  Coast  News  Thursday  August  9   1951  ������^������������������������������������^������������������������t  We are now able to take  orders for Alder and Fir firewood.  Orders will be filled in rotation following lifting of fire  regulations in the woods.  E. McCartney  Phone  20-L  ��� Gibsons, B.C. ���  {i��ii��i3iiitni<)uiiwiiiiitiiiiimiiiniiiimriiiwiiiiiiiiiMiniim>n��nn  CLARK & WILSON Co.  WIRE ROPE  NEW and USED  GUARANTEED  Write. Phone for information  649 Industrial ��� TAtlow 3836  Vancouver, B.C.  ft  C^�� *CHEER'LY MAN ^sj)  Ob Nancy Dawson, bio! . . .  Cbeer'ly man}  She's got a notion, hio . . .  Cbeer'ly man!  ���' For otfer 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.  ^^���A" An old sea shanty  DOUG SMITH  Oie Simon Sports Club brings sports fans  I complete weekly review each Sunday  evening at 10:15. For the stories behind  the news, and the latest in scores, listen  to Doug Smith.  Dial 980 each Sunday at  10:15 p.m. over . . .  CAMBIFR. ��� "There   is   only   one   deity ��� and   that is  Qttawa. And Mahomet James Sinclair is his prophet.''  Hints were broadcast that the coming fall session government in Ottawa would be prolonged more  than the minimum  50 days to assure party stalwarts getting the  extra $4,000.  "Any member of parliament ~ ~~  who failed to get on -his feet  and   either  bolt  the  party  or  stand  like  a  man   against  its  wrong ruling should never be  returned to office."  Professional politicians were  one   of  the   poorest  things  in  Ottawa and of little value to  the country1 and were usually  incapable  of  true   representation.  This   were    a   few    of   the'  thoughts and beliefs voiced at  a meeting of Army, Navy and  Airforce  Veterans   in   Canada  held in  Gambier, Sunday, and  attended by a delegation from  the  B.C.. Command,   Canadian  Legion  and Branch 109.  Many    attacks    were   made  from the platform and the  floor on the government and  its lack of action on behalf of  veterans. Warning was voiced  by both Howard Green, M.P.,  and A. J. Wickens, K.C., that  the only hope for returned  men and their dependents  getting an increase in aid from  Ottawa was for all veterans  to stick together and to continually bring pressure  against  the  government.  Mr. Green held little hope  for" either a parliamentary  committee being set up to  study veterans affairs this fall,  or of veterans pensions being  : discussed.  : "Main questions this fall  will be old age pensions and  the sending of troops to Europe," he  said..  James Sinclair, M.P'., came  in for a verbal blasting from  the hands of Meeting Chairman, Francis Drage, J.P.,  Hints that our member had  bought a home in the east in  order to settle down and make  a life job of being a politician,  were made while the amount  of work done on behalf of this  constituency were also itemized.  Ihe Date Fad  A Garden Party will be held  by Granthams Unit of St.  Bartholomew's W.A. on Wednesday August 15, at the home  of Mrs. Fowler (Two Owls),  Soames Point. Paintings by  Mrs. Lindsay will be on exhibit.  Miss Anne Baker, VON, has  temporarily changed to Friday  afternoons at Halfmoon Bay  with every second Friday at  Middlepoint.  Roberts Creek United W.A.  Tea and Sale of Work, Aug-:  ust 3 at home of Mrs McMahon.  Garden Party and Sale of Home  Cooking on Friday Aug 3 at  the home of Mrs. R. Telford.  SEE  THE COAST NEWS  FOR RUBBER STAMPS  5 TO 580 H.P. GAS.AND DIESEL  MARTIN OUTBOARD MOTOR:  5 MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM  WRITE FOR PRICES AND FOLDERS  homewood Marine ltd. '  1733 W. GEORGIA ��� VANCOUVER, B.C.  ���!��  ***mMz*wMau*mi***Km*KMK***tt*t*tii*t**KMM*u*mm*u*a*mma*aMawmB**Km'���rr���rrTmnwianB*iirt\  PITMAN OPTICAL  OPTICIANS  ��� ft    ' ���    ,     ���  J.J. Abramson       LF.INWerg  OPTOSvtETRISTS  734 Granville ��    MA 0928  (Opposite;'Eaton's Squarer^-Ground floor Vane. Block)  i   y-^.Va^ow^, B.O. ���  .���HawMRji* HHMiMwnnwwiMnnnniiwii u��w���M*nwwmMmmm9p?*mmmmmwmn�����mwu**MMWBwa^^  Boxing Locals May  Show At Port Mellon  PORT MELLON. ��� Labor  Day may well be just that for  many of the Peninsula younger men who wish to . tangle  with eadh other in the manly  ��� act of fisticuffs.  Mai McMillan is handling  the promotion of boxing  matches to be staged on Labor  Day at the pulp and paper  town between boys of 10-16  years of age.  "Each boy will be pitted  against a like boy of his own  weight and experience," Mr.  McMillan said. Transportation  will be arranged and there is  every possibility that prizes  and entertainment will make  up to the boys for their fun  and any sore noses that should  ensue. ^  Any boy within the above  mentioned age group, desirous  of getting into the act should  contact the promoter. Phone  Port Mellon 10-H.  :m  :. v  V  To better serve the motoring public of the Sechelt area> Jack Nelson has  opened a new, fully modern service station. With Ms complete equipment  and expert knowledge. Jack will feature lubrication, tune^up, steam cleaning and tire and automobile repairs. Drive in'and sample Home Helpful  Service. If you're not familiar with Home Petroleum Products, you'll find  new,motoring satisfaction as soon as you start to use them.  Differences in marriage, like  pots and pans in the kitchen,  should be washed up as you,  go.    ��� '   "    ���  vtfm:W0!-Mf-WitSr-  When turned loose to feed  at will, a horse will eat himself to death, while a mule will  eat only his fill.  y  YOU CAN BUY NO BETTER  //  HOME OIL DISTRIBUTORS LIMITED  THE    100#    B.C.    COMPANY TffiriTBwrnrTrMrTftTff-"''' ��� ������������  ^ wjffTT^^��^r1r=CT>.-^a>t-=a��aMg?��Ba  Published by - The Coast News, Gibsons, B.C.     Thursday August 9 1951    Transportation Special Section     5<p Per Copy  a  OURPAST  s In Detail  Thi  ISSUE  o  ur future is  Th  an  Invites You To  E  ver The Coast News    Thursday  August  9  1951  'A  -V  Logging, one of, our basic industries, rather than diminishing is increasing in stature.  hi spite of pessimists who lopk on logging as something  that will grow less with every tree that is cm, down, the oj^posite  is the truth.  Reforestation, natural on the  ���Peninsula,   will    replace    our  logging scars, within a matter  .���of months.  iEven now, loggers are com-  "piliing   immense    booms   from  logs   being  taken   from   areas  that had already been logged  off within the memory of many here. ~.~ ���  ^-wj1*-'  One   more   point to  be remembered     when     discussing  logging operations,  is the imminence step forward taken by  -mobile    chippers     and    pulp-  plants  that  now  utilize  much  ��� of the forest product that had  "been    previously    marked    as  ' .waste. \  iln actual fact, a given hundred acres of timber is worth  much more hoav than it was a  decade ago, merely by the  simple process of technocracy  taking hold in the woods.  Logging companies such   as  the immense H. R. MacMillan  foldings, just recently bought  into the Peninsula via acquiring Bums  and Jackson Company  and the huge  Canadian  forest     Products      spending  more than 10 millions of dollars at Port Mellon are adding  a new touch to logging. Such  ' firms  are, by virtue  of their  laboratories;  and  experimentation   giving unbelievable  values to the  lowly  cedars and  hemlock,    which    for    many,  years were not worth  taking  ' out of the bush.  Sitka spruce,  tihat king  of  'trees, is missing on the Sechelt  ^Peninsula  but' maaiy millions  of dollars are derived from the  vast expanses of fir that dot  our  evergreen  mountains.  It is doubtful, noAv that  Ilarmac and Canadian Forest  Products are operating here,  that our annual cut of approximately 35 million board feet  will stand up. But despite tne  probable increase in operations, that figure is still a very  appreciable one when consiclour over all economy.  ermg  Port   Mellon   has    not   yet  stated what it will consume in  the  way  of  local   timber  but  guesses suggest jDossible three  or  four   million,. feet  will  be  handled by that rapidly growing plant-  That  is  sufficient, to   keep  logging      operations      around  Gibsons,   for    instance,   going  for ever more taking into consideration     the    natural    re-  growth.  Harmac uses patch logging  processes which are accepted  by forestry experts as being  efficient and far seeing. It has.  been suggested this type logging will not work here owing  to terrain but other methods  of cutting will do equally as  well.  Last year, the B.C. Forestry  branch made a survey of this  area and will, be able to lease  out new limits when and as  they wish.  In the words of one forestry;  official,   "this   survey results -  will  allow  us  to  control  the  cutting.  Trees,  or patches  of  trees in ned of further growth,  will not go on the market  while other parts already  reaching or past maturity will  be   sold' first.  "In this manner can we  then govern our forest cutting  for hundreds of years. The actual application of this perfectly common sense system,  governed by nature, will be  one step ahead of the preva-/  lent .patch'   logging."  In discussing boosted production in our woods, it must  be remembered this will directly effect the Peninsula's  economy.  Wnen a dollar is spent on  wages here, it means some  housewife will be spending  that at her.local grocers or  hardware  merchant.  Progress is not merely a case  of millions being marked up  in the annual profit and loss  statement of some huge eon>.  cern, it is actually the increased amount of groceries the  women Of the logging communities take home.  Said veteran logger and  public figure, L. S. Jacksoni.  "Logging is her& to stay. It  has always been the backbone  of our district and will quite  probably be s& for imamy  years to come. Let no men tell  us different."  Take a *ride along the highway between Smith's Landing  and Pender Harbour and the-  amount of logging operations^,  small, fair sized and large,,  will keep one busy, tabulating:  them.  We are lucky iff having logging camps. Wfi are,; lucky  they will be with us fot* at  long time to come:  Sechelt's Progressive  HEADQUARTERS  The Village Centre  y  Ken Whitaker Ben Lang  Ray Deacon Jack Richardson  i  Jim Parker  These progressive merchants are responsible for this compliment to the  future and their belief in tha Peninsula.  Fraternal Club Does  Big Job For MI(  Tom Larson, local Bank of  Montreal manager heads the  Kinsmen Club in Gibsons  which is the only public'fraternal club on the Sechelt  Peninsula. ������  Born three years ago under  ex-president Alf Whiting who  has been succeeded by Reg  Godfrey and George Hunter  as presidents, the club has  continually done good work in  aiding the area.  Major, present project of  the unit is clearing and. equip-  ing a public park for the children in what is known as the  Bay area of Gibsons. /  This   park  will   consist   of  swings,  teeter-totters  and  tlie  ' 'various   paraphernalia   which  go toward making the heart of  youngsters happy.  The club, last year construe! ed and distributed more  than 20 life saving boards to  be used in the resucitation of  near drowned -victims. These  boards are adjacent to every  swimming beach and wharf  along the 58 miles of coast.  Funds for the club are raised by various rieans, thought  up and promoted by the members.     - !  All work is donated and  many hours are spent in planning and working fv>r the children. '     '���;'  l  H  l  ANOTHER GATEWAY  to  PROGRESS  iliMI. 1. (juillavilc  & W Store  1  Roberts Creek, Phone 20 Q  //  Keeping in St  //  John Mathews  ep  Keith Wright  m  M  WELCOME  Black Ball Line  Our Gate To  The Future  >\Z .*li;fc A��IME/NTfi E,  mC"P  1C3EZ)  ismww.>&w&$ft  ecu SgTliEa&^EO pflnfl [SaieaEziiIffl  W7~~\pv~~\wr~\  mm  KZ1SO  w?-\wn  MftfcBRrS HAtfDWAfife  .iSip.'.'O:'.'."."!'-*-...1. ���'. ���'.v'-.'T;  ((rMwjwawrtwMirw^^  T**-r;*rtn;  wfj|;v.'^.r^?y^w!y.*vj?*?'j*??|^ff'*.  ^wA^.,w^rit^tTtvrry.,?y.*'.f'?T*.r,r.1."r ��� -���vl  ^^VM>>60<VVvvV^WSWt^Xv?�� Thursday   August  9   1951    The C^ast News  eoole o  VERY  BE PART OF  Bids You A Hearty  SECHELT  Welcome  PENINSULA  if  l;  !  I  iJtt/  I  K-.  I  ffl  I  il.  i'  W  w  I  I'  VISIT WITH US  ENJOY WITH US  NATURE'S FINEST  SCENIC WONDERS  ;%y>*c;:i  *..>.���  E The Coast News     Thursday  August   9   1951*  23  a  building,  very imposing m  not  size or in architecture which  still is a veritable monument  to that unknown quantity, cooperation,   among   farmers.  With a capacity to turn out  184 pounds of prize winning,  premium demanding jams every nine minutes, the 30 by  40 feet cannery plays a big  part in the economic future of  the   area.  Born of a desire to cut down  on freight costs when this area  was served only by barge and  slow fre'igiliter, the cannery  grew and prospered.  The building itself was built  of donated labour and quite a  lot of the material was obtained by the same means.  Land is reasonable here and  cati be cleared for less than  half of the $1000 per acre  estimated for the Kootenay  and Okanagan valleys.  ���' Local farmers are now considering installation of a deep  freeze plant in order to' take ,  care of the rapidly growing  demand  for  frozen  fruits.  Farmers througout the area  Jhave installed fruit warshing  equipment washing fruit as  soon as it comes from the  plant. Samples of both strawberries and raspberries have  won prizes in London,' England. '"'���':  -    One    of    Canada's    largest  wholesale grocers lias a standing order to buy every can 0jp;  jar    of fruit that comes from  the busy  plant  under   Super  intendent Fred Holland.  This same wholesaler brands  each can of our produce with  the now famous "Gibsons  Pack"  stamp.  "Land values," said realtor  John Coleridge, "are hard to  define. I have, on my books  properties of 12 acres with  buildings that can be bought  for a few hundred dollars.  "Land that can be used for  farming and there is a lot of  it, can sometimes be bought  for as low as $35 per acre.  None of it runs into the hundreds as it can and does in the  Fra,ser Valley."  "This is a good time for men  who would like to get into the:  farming game," one prominent  farmer said.  "Land is low in cost, prices  for produce are higher than  they have ever been and the  people will alwaj's buy local,  homegrown vegetables amd  fruit," he said.  Stores throughout the 65  mile long Sechelt Pteaiiusula  all buy fruit and vegetables  from Vancouver during the  summer. In the ease of Pender  Harbour this means an added  80 miles sea voyage for their  merchandise.  Local farmers  produce only  a   fraction  of the needs.  Dairy farming is insufficient  to keep up! with the demand  for milk. Only four or five  farmers go in for dairy farming and then in only, a limited-7';}  style.  Some of the local dairymen  Roberts Creek. ��� One of the finest small fruit farming  districts in the western hemisphere may well be snugged away  in the "bottom" lands of our upper leveLs.  E. Clark, district horticulturist, and a man well qualified  to liscuss farming said, (1) the Fraser Valley is rapidly running out of land favourable for small fruit growing; and (2)  the natural attributes of this peninsula will make this area the  future small crop centre for the west coast.  On   Cannery Road  stands  lotel  GIBSONS. ��� The Board of  Trade has taken in hand the  current provincial ban against  release of materials with which  to construct hotels.  At a special meeting, the  Board went on record by  means of a resolution to the  Attorney General urging  every assistance be given in  considering application by  private firms in construction  of a  hotel here.  First move is circulation of  a   petition  in. this area.  Upon  the petition  findings will rest  the  government's  approval  or  otherwise of holding a plebeseite. Upon the plebeseite findings will rest  the next  move,  which  is application from one  or  more  of "several"   groups  now   interested   in   building   a  hotel here.  The last time a plebeseite  was held here it was narrowly  defeated, this had the 'effect  of stopping all hotel construction moves their under way.  sell pasturized milk shipped in  from Vancouver while practically every grocery store on  the Peninsula sells milk that  /had been previously brought  from the city.  Fat stock raising has a limited future here. Cost of land  and added cost of clearing  makes range land an impossible factor. Several of the  farmers find that fait stock  raising can be done on a* very  small scale but scOrn any large  operation   along  this  line.  "Farming  in  a  small   fruit  way is quite often hard work",  said one local man, "but for  the man who would lake to  put in time- and effort into  it, farming oii the Sechelt Peninsula will certainly pay dividends."  io-eeheli. ��� No country cam really grow without power aiid  transportation.  If this old axim be true,, then tihe Sechelt Peninsula,, which  stretches from Pender Harbour and Egmont on the edge of world  famous Skookum Chuck (Indian for Big Water)- to the now-  booming town of Port Mellon, is just barely stepping across t!h;e  threshold of prosperity.  On scenic Jervis Inlet and  only a few short miles from  this community, the B.C. Power  Commis,sionr this fall will' pull  the main swj^t'ch which wlill  turn 4,000 horse -power of  water generated electricity into  the main lines of the area.  The dam is slated to handle  a future 10,000 horse power  when this area grows to where  it needs that much power.  Tlie spillway will be at an  elevation of 125 and the dam  will create a storage body of  water 2500 feet long.  Generators for this plant  cost in the neighbourhood of  $49,000 and were supplied by  the well knoAvn Bepco of  Canada company.  Vancouver Engineering Works  Ltd. tendered to -supply the  equipment, including two 2,000  horsepower horizontal turbines  costing $54,480.  The-1875 kva horizontal type  Bruce Peebles generators were  shipped from England and unloaded and installed by crews  specially trained for the work.  Sufficient power for present  needs is supplied by two motor  driven generators. According  to B.<A Power Commission  Cha'irman A. Weston, "there  is more power in the present  system than we need. We are  building Clownom Dam with  a view to the future and for  immediate   expansion.''*  The   power line serves   the-  majority* of \homes   and  busii  ���  ness    establishments    between '  West Sechelt and Twin Creeks  Another  seemingly  the  plant  a   distaaice  of  more   tlhan  20:  miles.  Areas laying west   and  north of West Sechelt are next  in   line   for  power,   provided  sufficient subscribers sign up.  Surveys  on power sales potential have been made by the  Pender    Harbour    Board     of  Trade and figures (very hopeful    ones)    have    been    made  available  to  the  Power  Commission/  reason    for  r  large   power  is  to  keep  ahead  of   the  expected surge of small and .secondary   industries   whiich   will  he    brought    into    the    area  .following inauguration of the  Black Ball Line car ferry and    i  its cheaper \freight truck rates,    j  Taxes are  lower on the Se-   .���  chert Peninsula than any like   *  area. Its proximity to Vancouver (20 miles) makes an ideal    ^  place  for  smaller firms  wishing  to   operate   factories.   Ac-    i.  cording to Greater Vancouver   $  Board  of   Trade  and   its  sub  committee   now   studying   in-   (|  dustry potential, "smaller  in-    |  dustries  will   have  to  spread  farther  afield.     Low   taxation?  areas are now negligible in thei  Greater Vancouver  area/*    ,  These are a few reason^  why business, besides coming-  to B.C,. will probably come t^  the  Sechelt Peninsula. \  Almost all English sparrows;  in'Canada are descended front  eight' pairs imported froni  England in IBdG.  !  We Have All Gambled  Black Ball Lines will be taking a chance just as Standard Motors has done.  We know the car ferry firm is on sure ground. Foresight and intestinal  fortitude are two things which have been the backbone of our progress1. Our,  very being as Canadians has always been dependent on the he'wer of trails,  on the pioneer, on the man-or firm with guts and a vision.  To the Black Bali Lines (Canada Ltd.) and to Manager Colonel George  Paulin, to Regional Managfer George Frith and to the man behind them ajll,  Captain A. Peabody, we say, with all our hearts and withi a gneat faith  Cjood  &  uccess  R. T. Jackson  E,E. Coe  Orville Moscrip  v  i  I  �� 1 TiliTi in in I liTIBilllilllin > IIIII III II il Hi HI JIM'��  Thursday August  9  1951    The Coast News  *<  y  ��� r\  Gibsons & District Board of Trade  w Where Fishermen  Need Never Lie"  Salmon Bock, fabled home of the lordly salmon, is only a thr 3e hundred  yard boat trip from Gibsons back door. Where the Straits of Georgia and  West How a Sound waters meet are caught many of the derby winning  salmon. During summer evenings more than 40 small rowboats and launches  can be s��sn idling the hours away in natures most fascinating sport. *��kjmr��� /  \,  8:  iti^mmmmi^VY  y:wi ��� $r4*  IX  Invites You  To Look, Then  Reside In  this locality, now known as the mecca for retiring persons with a limited income. Cost of land is low here, tha  amenities of life are abundant. In order to g$t a clearer  picture of what we have to offer, we suggest you write  to the Board of Trade, and snnd along all your questions.  Retire  Rest And  ive  ow taxes  eace  oo  d Livi  iving  enty  / >  ^^^J&^teV^*VM>V&KC-+&^~*t*  6  The Coast News      Thursday. August  9   1951  IUJ1B9  Electricity  Efficiency  Economy  For  Everything  In the  Electrical  ons  a     s  lies  [any are tlie Spor  ciivities Here  Lucky is tlie Sechelt Peninsula in having so great a number of public spirited bodies working for the good of the area.  Leading in power are the three Boards of Trade ��� Pender  Harbour,  Sechelt,  and Gibsons.  John Haddock of Madeira  Park is another prominent  member ot! the Board. Jack  Potts has authored several  authentic maps for the sprawling community known as Pender Harbour. To Jack goes  everyone who needs information about the harbour., He-is  the well known and hard  working post master at Irvine's Landing.  Head man of the Pender  unit is Royal Murdock, member of a pioneer family and  operator of-a. progressive grocery  store.  "Within  the  body   itself  are  up   and  such   as  famous  parked  coming business  men  AI   Lloyd  with   his  Lloyd's    Store    now  close  to   the   end of  land at Garden Bay where the  aquatic sports, of the area are  annually held. William Peiper  of Irvine's Landing.is a well  known figure in Board of  -Trade meetings. He it is who  owns "practically everything  worth owning in Irvine's  Landing."  Bill Faulkner is another  store keeper who takes an  interest in the local activities  as do many of the fishermen  who eall Pender Harbour,  home.  At Hassan's Landing is the  well known Hassan's Store  with owner Hassan who takes  a real interest in the coim-  munity.  Also in the Pender area is  , the Legion branch with, its  vLadies Auxiliary which does  far and beyond the call of  duty as far as veterans are  concerned. These are two. units  which do a lot of communal  service and work for Ojthers  than  themselves.  They are friendly and generous people of the Harbour.  Visitors find it very easy to  stop longer than they had  first  anticipated.  One   of   the   strong   groups,  composed of local ladies doing  a   great  job  is  the  Women's-  Auxiliary   to   the   St.   Mary's .  Hospital.  Thiis' hospital, operated by  the Columbia Missions, is the  responsibility of these ladies.  They find the time to do all  the extra work and planning  of mony raising drives without which; hospitals would  only be institutions for housing bandages  and  liniment.  Much of the modern equipment within the hospitals has  been donated Ivy' the Auxiliary. In fact the nurses home  would have been impossible  . without the spontaneous and  generous aid  of these ladies.  At Halfmoon Bay the Liberal Association has a unit under Firebrand William Kolterman who will fight for -any  community project, even to  the windward side of the organization.  Present battle being waged  by the Association, which  claims' to have almost 99 per  cent of the population' as its  members, is a cutoff road to  do away with a high hill and  bad winter road between Sechelt and the Bay area.  "Winning this concession  from the Department of Public. Works wilf also materially  speed up our getting the power lines through here," Mr.  Kolterman claims.  , Logging is the main industry of this tourist centre. It  is here that prominent Vancouver  families   are    building  their summer homes.  At nearby Redroofs the  sand beach slopes gently into  the quiet, protected water of  a rock bound bay. Children  and elderly people find the  warm waters; and the easy  slope an ideal place in which  to play.  Sports on the Sechelt Peninsula is .of the type that can  be traced back to nature; fishing, hiking and hunting.  We have baseball and basketball teams which, usually  give a good account of themselves during games played in  Vancouver or the North Shore.  In hunting, deer are fairly  plentiful in some parts of the  area. Black bear can nearly  always be found around old.  logging slashes where the wine  berries and Oregon grape  abound.  Hunters come from the city  every fall and it is not unusual  to  see  the  ferry . boat    crew  struggling with three or four  point deer- from around the  Halfmoon Bay area.  Fishing.    Probably   one    of  .the. finest  sport fishing  spots  along  the  mainland  coast   is  that of   the   Peninsula, water  border.  From. far to the . south and  as far east as New" York and  Montreal, sport fishermen  come to try their luck in the  waters of Pender Harbour,  Jervis Inlet which stretches  far to the north from the  "back door," of Sechelt, and  the Howe Sound waters.  Annual  derbies,    several  of  them, are held in the area.  Top   fish    invariably    come;  around Point Atkinson, ^Salmon Rock which is a mere three  hundred   yards  from   Gibsons  wharf or 'Roger Curtis Point.  u  AS   YOU    GROW  SO    DO   WE  WELCOME TO  w  i.  tf  THE SEA IS OUR HIGHWAY  Unit 276 Army Navy & Airforce Veterans  i*  ��� *:  In Canada  Francis Drage,).?., ptes Jack Adkins, Secretary  We Are Proud To Be Part Of  '.'������...'���'"..-   :'   .v..--  And Proud To Step Ahead  WITH  THE SECHELT AREA  CONGRATULATIONS  all Line  WAKEFIELD INN  WALLY BERRY    M.n.rer Thursday   August   9   1951      The Coast News  T H A  I'!  r* :  V,  i i  ���"����=*��:���  GREETINGS TO OUR PENINSULA NEIGHBOURS  Halfmoon area is a holiday paradise where the  m  heckoriing sands and the calm waters make a never  I  I  m  m  I  3  i.  to be forgotten holiday site. Come and visit.  m  W  From Your  Friends at  k  SKAfapNl/ffi?  i     \  THERE'S HEALTH  m  i  i  '  HALFMOON BAY  REDROOFS  HAPPIN  WELCOME BEACH  SECRET COVE  o s  The Coast News    Thursday  August  9   1951  \~  CAR FERRY  FROM THE  SECHELT BOARD OF TRADE  i;  WE WELCOME  EVERY QUESTION  FISHING  ABOUT  Thi  IS  HUNTING  P  rogressive  BOATING  ommuni  RELAXING  WE   MARCH   FORWARD  m  m  I  I  I  ll  m  I  2WS  Jiffifi ^dabilttv  YOU GET IT  HERE  Welding  Fittings  tMMWIMMMMUmniml  i  fl BUILD  H 0ISTS  m\  e Repair  y   AM*  a fi g i n f  re  M-i  u  n  in��  Thursday  August   9   1951     The Coast News  .0'  instone  life-saving  is  <\  <.-'r?yy*'''���V"y,':>' 't^y'^^^^w^..  Camp Elphinstone was founded in 1905 on a 714-acre site  at Hopkins' Landing. The first director was T. II. Hutchinson,  who operated the first season with a few campers for a two-  week period.  In 1908 "T. H" was succeeded by George A. Ross, Boys'  Work Secretary, who continued as Camp Chief for thirty years.  During this period some 13,000 boys passed through camp coming to know it as "The Place of Million Memories."  in 1931 the camp was moved  to its present site of 144 acres  where new and enlarged fa-  ' cjlities were provided, including permanent buildings and  cabins. During this period  Elphimhone reelected the  unique character and philosophy of its director, George  Ross, who guided the camp  through some of its most successful years. Great emphasis  was placed on cleanliness and  tidiness of tents and campus.  A highly developed system of  individual and group awards  evolved, Avhich system reached  its peak in the middle thirties.  The program ��<* consisted of  games (volleyball, softball)  predominating,      and      swim  ming, diving, hiking,. camp  fires, chapel services, and special events, such as; stunt  (nights, pow, wows,' paper chases, track meets, aquatic meets  and treasure hunts.. For many  years the daily program consisted of flag raising, morning  aiid.evening chapel, games in  the evenings, , followed by  camp fires. A limited amount  _of boating was available to all  .campers but the highlight of  the water program' was the  war canoe race held at the end  of each camping period when  two picked crews of sixteen  competed for the cup. Life-  saving was also emphasised  and many campers _ qualified  for certificates during their  stay in  camp:  The presentation of shields,  cups, emblems, gained momentum as the years rolled on.  "Awards Night" was a collection of silver cups, scores of  felt emblems, shields and certificates ���- boy after boy came  forward for his award ��� almost everyone carried something home to show his particular contribution to camp  . or accomplishments.  Gradually' the  program  emphasis swung away from priz- ./<  es, awards, and keen competti-*  tioh, until, apart from certain  graduating ceremonies such as  "gaffer"  to "brave" when a  camper 'won a coveted feather,  awards became secondary. The  .program   then   placed   greater  stress' on the interest and hobby  groups.  Leatherwork,  basket  weaving, nature lore  and  such-like   activities   came  into  the   picture..    Overnight   trips  and "Voyageur" cruises were  arranged. A sailing boat gave  limited   sailing   experience   to  :.campers who could qualify in  terms    of    swimming    ability.  The  water-front   program,   although always important, was  given    predominance    in    th e  scheme  of  camp.   Only  in   recent years has special emphasis been placed en the preparation  of   campers, to  "gradu-,  ate"     into     more    advanced  classes   as    far   as    swimming.  boating,     and  concerned.  At all times the chapel,  with short morning and evening services, and special service on Sunday, has been the  centre of the spiritual life at  camp. During the early years  evening devotions were held  in the cabin or tent by- the  counselor. Later, "drifts to  dreamland" wtere introduced  when music and inspirational  talks were broadcast over -the  camp's P.A.-system.  General all camp campfires  have beeii" the rule with a current trend toward such and  also sectional Vnd individual  cabin  group  camp  fires.  The   continuity    and    spirit  which liave been so evident at  Elphinstone    are   in    a   large  measure due to the "Order of  the   Golden  and   Silver   'E',"  an   organization   of   interested  campers   and   staff members,  which has since 1918 grown to  a membership of five hundred.  "The Place of a Million Memories"  has  made   a   profound  impression on thousands of its  campers  who  are  to-day successful   and   happy    Canadian  citizens ��� it  should  continue  to do this 111. the years to come.  No   outline   of   the  camp's  general  trend  would   be  com-  X>lete    w'i;fhou(t    mention    of  those directors who succeeded  George Ross and who rh turn  have given to camp new idea's  and    have    added    successful  camping    years     to     Elphinstone's  history.  When  George  Ross left to become principal  of the Boys', Industrial School  at  Coquitlam he was succeeded for one year by Mel Chater,  now executive secretary of one  of the Toronto Y's who worked with Gordon TIearn as Program Director. In 1940 Gordon  took    over    as   director    and  guided the camp for a number  of years until he left to ultimately accept a position on the  staff of an American university.   Gordon  Hearn   was  succeeded   by   Norm   Gragg  who  operated   the   camp   for   some  five years and  then as he accepted a new position as executive   secretary   of  the  Vancouver   Central  Y  turned   the  job over to Ray Fairbairn who  \yas  at   the  time   director  of  Vancouver    Y. ls\. C. A's    new  camping venture,  Camp. Howdy. However, in 1950, the year  this    change  took place,   Ray  was   placed   in    charge   of  a  group   of'   boys on  a' summer  trip to "England, and whereat  he   was    director   the    actual  Operation  was carried  out  by  two members of the Camp Elphinstone    Advisory    Committee, Fred Wilks, resident director,   and   Lorn   Brown,   pro-  (Continued  on page   13)  (See  Canip Elphinstone.)  w>*BBcere*5cv��i  CONGRATULATIONS  monies ��?-  Gibsons B.C.  le-  II  ��  mnnnjuniwpnnw  ��� ����......����U����I��..��.������.��fi.5����.^..��iair��^��.��..��..J��...J��...��..i....��..v....���,...,...,t,,,���,.CT���,^,.^J^J,.J.^���|,v  From an Up-to-Dafe  MACHINE SHOP  Haddock Engineering  MADEIRA PARK Phone 95  Marine Motor Repairs  WELDING JOBS  LARGE  and SMALL  MACHINE WORK  EXPERT MACHINISTS  )  !  I. 10  The Coast News    Thursday  August  9  1951  rase  Self Serve  Phone Orders Welcome  Keeping Pace With A Growing Community  eima rar  enera  ore  SELMA PARK  PHONE SECHELT.76  A Complete General Store  ore Than 1000 ft. of Refrigeration  This is.what guarantees you good meat at reasonable prices. We have no  waste with our modern "Walk In", refrigerator ��� installed so t&at we  may give service when our customers want it. There is no waiting for days  to get your special cut of meat in this store. .We have a full larder and  you are welcome to inspect it ��� at any time. Our vegetableis are always  fresh to look at, and fresh to taste, because they are FRESH. It cost a lot  of money to install this service but it pays in satisfied customers. Join the  mang and be satisfied.  COMPLETE  RANGE  ��� Milk  Homogenized Standard  Arctic Ice Cream  \  Bricks Bars  Whip Cream  Popsicles  Cottage Cheese  Sundaes  Yogurt  Revels  Fugicles  WE ARE PROUD OF  OUR COMPLETE DEL-  NOR LINE OF FRUITS  AND VEGETABLES  We have a complete  stock of dairy products,  butter and eggs. We  guarantee our products  to be absolutely fresh.  *  ��J�� ��i�� *lv ��Ja  *l��       "V"       *"!*       T*  *   *   *  Complete Fishing Lures  Come in and see our fish catching killers. They are all  5n the open where you can compare and choose your  sown. Walk in and inspect.  FRE3K FROZEN  HERRING ALWAYS ON HAND  Household Hardware  Drygoods  IMPORTANT  BUSINE  ^^���M^-y:^'^iyy-r^tt,iyx^E}^^  eg  IF ITS ON THE MARKET Ht Have It  75 Square Feet of Vegetable Space  I  c  E  C  o  L  D  D  R  I  n  K  S  Public  Washroom ���  By ROBERT BURNS ���  Transportation of passengers and freight between Gibsons  Landing and the trading centre of Vancouver has presented a  major problem since the earliest days. First whites were loggers,  Anders Frasor, McKim, "Warren Watkins and others; they  made use of tugs and scows.  Usually the tug (sometimes  a "paddle-wheel") brought  in a load of freight and took  out a tow of logs; the loggers  were likely to be found on  board, sometimes as paying  passen gers, sometimes '' working their passage", sometimes  just on board.  For some time after actual  settlers arrived, begining probably about 1887, much- . the  same system, or lack of system prevailed. G. W. "Dad"  Gibson possessed a sailing  schooner which he had built  himself    and     much    of    the  } freight was carried by him  When he found it necessary to  make a trip to Vancouver.  Many    of   the    early t settlers  1 worked in Vancouver, while  their,families were at Gibsons;  i these men, such as George  Glasftford, Langdale, Jimmie  Fletcher, Herb Smith and the  Soameses, often made the trip  home by rowboat. In those  days most rowboats were  around sixteen feet in length,  and equipped with a demountable mast and sail; even so,  it was a long trip for a weekend, especially in bad weather.  The first regular freight  | and passenger run seems (to  (have been inaugurated by the  s'"Saturna", which afterward  lybecame a tow-boat, operating  ||as such for many years. The  [fold "Cutdh" certainly made a  inumber of trips here, but ap-  pfparently special trips ��� never  [fibn a regular schedule. The  famous old "Beaver" also  was here at times on special  strips.  H About 1893 the Union  teamship Co. began making  regular- calls at Gibsons, and  (fabout five years later the  germinal Navigation also put  [6n a boat. At first, landings  Were made at a float, or to  Rowboats and skiffs; this was  pot good enough, and "Dad"  |Gibson decided to build a  ([Wharf; he had no pile-driver,  po to build that was a first  hep. "Dad" and his sons,  |Ralph  and   George,   therefore  Ir  milt' the pile-driver, and then  rhe wharf. This wharf was the  Doint of entry for years, until  Ihe Federal Government built  fa wharf on the present site  bout 1901. An " interesting  ide-light is that many bf the  pteam boats of the day were  pvood-burners, and the old  sprharf was usually carrying a  fioad of cord-wood for the use  ijpof the boats;.Mr. Gibson also  ||aid a pipe-line to carry-water  Ifrom  sprmp-s  on  his property  the boats to  ifto the wharf for  pll up.  I', By the turn of:. the century  |!regular schedules of boat servr  'jiee ihad been established: The  MJnion Steamship Co. had the  |"Comox" calling once a wee.k  '[each way on her trip to Shoal  || Bay    and     way-points;     The  !&| Terminal Navigation had the  fit*1 Defiance" calling twice a  <|f week on trips that took in all  Howe Sound including Squarish. These companies added  to the service, with. Cassiar,  Coquitlam, Capiiano, Britannia. Belcarra and others.  About  1905  "Bert"'  Whit-  on  either to port or starboard  depending, it was claimed,  which: cheek the captain was  carrying his chew of tobacco.  Later Mr. Whittaker added  the "Ilaltie Hansen" renamed  i  w  '4  ������j!  $  taker of Sechelt commenced a  service from Vancouver to  that noint. calling at Gibsons,  with ^ the '''New Bra". This  was "Old Sidelean", with'  about   a  thirty     degree    list,  the "Sechelt" and still later  lost on the run from Victoria  to Sooke. Still later the "Belcarra" was purchased, Jervis  Inlet was added to the schedule, and the "Belcarra" was  finally wrecked on a reef in  Agamemnon Channel.  The popular skipper, Capt.  Sam Mortimer, who had served with the Whittaker vessels,  opened a schedule to the new  town of Powell River, bringing from England the "Santa  Maria" and the "Selma".  This service also made some  calls at  Gibsons.  So far the service had been  steam-powered, The first internal combustion power on  regular schedule was the little  "B.B.", owned by her engineer, Billy Brown, and skippered by "Dave". These were the  entire crew, and for several  years comprised the West  Howe Sound boat service.  During these years a number  of more or less independents  entered the business, one, hhe  Marine Navigation Co., with  the  gasoline-powered  "Marine  Express V, ���  the  "B.B.",  service  Others,  55  which  giving  succeeded  a regular  for a number of years,  such    as   the    "Mel-  more",   "Chisella",   and    the  increditable "Canada II." had  only   a  short shift.   It  seems  likely  that  the  end  result   of  some  of  the  competition  was  harmful, in that the total business available was split up so  much that none  of  the aspirants could  get enough to pay  the bills for good service. The  Terminal    Navigation    finally  pulled    out    of    West    Howe  Sound, some years later selling  out to   Union   Steamship   Co.  Capt.    Mortimer    also    finally  sold to the same company.  All these lines ran into Vancouver,    mostly  into'   Burrard  Inlet. During the short life of  the    P.G.E.,    from    Horse ;hoe  Bay to North Vancouver, there  was a  certain amount of passenger traffic, by charter trip  to that  Bay.    This was  later  revived    when    the    highway  was  built  and   a  regular  bus  service  commenced   to  Horseshoe  Bay.   When   automobiles  bes:an  to   be   recognized  as  a  dependable, mode of transport,  discussion began as to the need  of actual road connection with  Vancouver,    with   fond   hopes  of a highway around the head  .of Howe  Sound.   More  down-  to-earth talk concerned a possible    car     ferry,     connecting  with the West Vancouver road  system.  Positive action leading to  that end was taken in 1943  by Gordon Ballentine and  George Frith when ihey inaugurated a passenger ferry  to the West Vancouver side,  running several trips each day.  This was still not a car ferry,  but public approval was soon  evident by the immediate patronage. Very soon the ferries  were too small to handle the  traffic, and Gibson Bros, became interested in the possibilities, bought out the' partners,  and put.on a much larger vessel, the "Machigonne". Better  Thursday  August  9   1951    The Coast News  11  Probably one of the finest  and most scenic har'oours on  all the American continent,  and certainly the most beautiful on the western coast is  Pender , Harbour, snugged  deep in the fjord rutted shoreline 50 miles north from Vancouver.  History of this sheltered  harbour with its 38 miles of  shoreline dates back to the  late 1800's when the Hastings  Logging Company was booming and Big Joe Perry the  Cape Verde Indian who worked for Portugee Joe Conzales  and his partner Steve Dames  was throwing out drunks from  the bar where whisky and  rum at $4 per  gallon flowed.  Built primarily on fishing,  the harbour area with its new  many thousand dollar school  at Madeira. Park has subsisted  mainly on fishermen and fishing. Many of the Scottish lassies who came out to Pender  Harbour in the early part of  the century are now elderly  married women who have  raised families in the Harbour  and are some of the area's  main  citizens.  These lassies were brought  out from Aberdeen and Peterhead and Findhorn and Stonehaven to "put down", the  millions of herring which used  to be caught in the bay and  shipped by the scowload to  wherever fishermen bought  bait with which to lure the  lordly salmon.  Within the area known as  Pender Harbour are two main  oyster beds now worth thousands of dollars. Shipments are  daily from these cultured beds  to the eager palate of Vancouver.  When Gonzales and Dames  bought the first store in the  area from the builder, Charley  Irvine, after Whom the Landing is named, Indians used to  camp by the hundreds within  (Continued on page 15)  (See Pender Harbour)  service again attracted more  customers, and with the steady  increase in population of Gibsons and the peninsula the  prospect of profitable business  as a car ferry service attracted the interest of the Black  Ball ferry people, from the  State of Washington. So at  long last the dreamed-of ear  ferry is a fact. Those pioneers,  who travelled back and forth  in rowboats. and who are still  alive, will have the satisfaction of knowing that their  faith in the district was just-.  ified ��� they did not dig out  stumps in vain.  GIBSONS DISTRICT ONLY FULL TIME  REAL ESTATE OFFICE  C  orrespondmg  Agent  Hi. Roberts Limited  and also for the  Provincial Official Administrator  Vancouver, B.C.  Chuck's Motors  Growing  Stronger  As The  Area  Grows  HOME OF GOOD WELDING  HEAVY EQUIPMENT REPAIRED  Sechelt's  Premier   Welder  a 12  The  Coast News     Thursday   August   9   1951  FROM  eEcome  Trucking Service To And  From Vancouver District  Reasonable Prices  Good Service  Everything For The Builder  Lumber Roofing Pawls  Hardware Bricks Linoleum  MILLWORK  Floor - Sander Rental  Furniture Van Service  All Parts Of B. C  Phone Gibsons, 53  =sr  Sand   Gravel    Cement  General Trucking��� Fuel  LOCAL and ALBERTA COAL  GASCO BRICKETS  one Gibsons  50  INGLIS SCOW FREIGHT SERVICE  Limited  ���i t . <-���".-��� -j ��� ��� ������  Weekly Scow Freight Service To & From Vancouver  Handling   General   Freight   Lumber   Machinery  Logging   Equipment   Sand   Gravel  Charter Trips by Arrangement  o   l  Howe Sound Vancouver Mand Peninsula Points  a  Phone Gibsons 50 ��� 53  Pihone Gibsons 50 ��� 53 ���AMP ELPHINSTONE . . .  (Continued from page 9)  gram director. On his return  from England Ray Fairbairn  took over as executive secretary of Van. Central Y, succeeding in that position the  former Elphinstone director,  Norm Cragg, who returned to  the University of Toronto for  post-graduate study ��� thus  Elphinstone was again in need  ���of a new chief and the present director, W. D. Thumm,  a former Elphinstone camper,  counselor, and staff member  was  engaged.  During all these years the  ���camp committee worked to  bring camp to its present high.  standard of equipment and  policy. The names of all the  committee men are far too  numerous to mention... but  the names of such able chairmen as John T. McKay and  Bob Rolston are and will be  familiar to those versed in  Elphinstone traditions.  Now in its 74th year of operation, Camp Elphinstone is  ���operated by the Metropolitan  Board of Governors of the  Y.C.M.A. of Greater Vancouver through a special committee set up for this purpose,  the Camp Elphinstone Advisory 'Committeee, whose present chairman is G. Mulhol-  land. This committee which is  responsible for policy making,  long range planning, financing etc., in turn works through  a. camp' director, this year W.  D. Thumm, who is responsible  for the details of immediate  operation.  Financially the camp is self-  supporting, and unlike other  Y.M.C.A. branches, does not  receive contributions through  the Community Chest and  Council. The budget for this  year's undertaking requires  an income of approximately  $19,000.00 of which the actual  $-13,700 must be met through  income in fees and the difference, classified as a capital  expenditures budget for major  repairs and improvements  'must be met through contributions  of  interested   citizens.  In terms of equipment and  programme emphasis, Elphinstone is tops ��� and has been  so rated by many outstanding  camping authorities who have  visited the camp and studied  its operation  USE COAST NEWS FOR  CLASSIFIED ADS!  Ix&I      implies  Thursday  August  9   1951    The Coast News  13  port  ters of Canada's west coast,  are East Bay, West Bay, Centre Bay, Cotton Bay, Haekett  Bay, while the huge Davis  rafts Come to their end as such  and arie transformed into flat  .rafts at Andy's Bav.  Gambier Harbour is the  home of what has often been  termed the finest small club  on the west coast.  Built by volunteer  labor  it  is a $20,000    tribute    to    the  energy and cooperativeness of .  local people.  For transportation the Island relies on speed boat service to Horseshoe Bay and the  buses to Vancouver. Freight  is conveyed once weekly by  Frank Waterhouse Freighters. Negotiations are now  afoot to have a feeder service  for connection with the Black  Ball Line at Gibsons operating  a 48 unit car ferry several  times per day to Horseshoe  Bay. The provicial government has promised to help  with this plan.  O/BSON]  loo  HQRSeSUftE  BAY  WHYT��CLlFfE  PARA  "The Sea is our Highway."  This colorful and descriptive slogan gives a clue to the  situation of Gambier Island, largest of the Howe Sound Island  group and situated as a dividing marker for the East and West  Howe Sound Avaters.  First known record of this  beautiful, green covered island  is contained in the records of  Captain George Vancouver,  calling there oil his way to the  discovery of what is now Vancouver  and his  meeting  with  off    Spanish  namings  the    Spaniards  Banks.  The name Gambier is one  Captain Vancouver's  and so called after a famous  contemporary captain then exploring in the south seas.  Sparsely populated, the island is a home for retired  persons ��� superannuated civil  servants and veterans. With  reasonable land values, low  taxation and a free and easy  method of living, Gambler' is  popular among they who wish  to take it easy as O. Henry so  aptly put it, in the sere and  yellow leaf of life.  Two of the largest settlements, New Brighton and  Gambier Harbour, are situated  on the south west portion of  the island. West Bay, also on  the southern, coast is largely  a summer resort and has few  permanent . residents.' East  Bay, a long arm of the Sound,  nearly disects the south east  end of the Island and contains  a small settlement of permanent residents at Port Graves  and the well known Camp  Artaban, built and operated  by the  English Church  Also on the south coast is  the First United Church Camp  made famous by the late Dr  Andrew Roddan and on the  east side of the Island is Brig  ade Bay, donated to the Boy's  Brigade organization by the  Army, Navy and Airforce  Veterans in Ca,nada. On the  north end of the Island is  Camp Latona, once known as  Elkins Points and part of the  establishment of H.M.C.S. Dis-  0��     covery.  This  beautiful spot is  being  rapidly developed as a  training camp for cadets by  the Royal  Canadian Navy.  Development of the Island  is proceeding steadily. First  class wharf facilities have  been built at the principal  settlements. Government telegraph lines connect Gambier  Harbour, Avalon Bay and New  Brighton with Gibsons and  then to the larger centres.  West Bay is slated to be hooked up to this system in the  very near future.'8  All weather roads have recently been completed which  connect Gambier Harbour  with Avalon Bay, New Brighton and West Bay. The road  may be extended next year to  include a new settlement at  Cotton Bay.  Children of the Island cross  tlie west Howe Sound waters  by means of special ferry' in  order to attend the up-to-datg,  all new school on the mainland.  Industrial payrolls are supplied by some of the worlds  largest booming grounds. At  Andy's Bay the annual pay-1  roll 'exceeds $40,000.  Home of the booms, which  come   from  the  northern  wa-  Fresh Fish ��� Fowl  For Ferry Uay  Try our home cured meats. Fresh, tasty and nourishing.  They are the answer to your holiday cooking worries.  MADE BY A MASTER COOK  Many Imported Cheeses  For the tasty snack after the dance on Ferry Day, or  any other day try some of these "out of this world,"  imported varieties. We have tangy, mellow, old,  goats, yellow, blue, or red cheeses.  BERT'S MEAT MARKET  Opposite Post Office  Gibsons, B.C.  l��-  o  We Too Inaugurated I few Service  The Feaiiisala's first & Original  5  re  The Family Store  Gibsons 5 & 10  Sammie Fladager  South  Of  P.O.  !����������������*�����������������**��������������������������������!  .WIKllMMIIlllllllWIBIIiaiiaillllllMlllWWMIBIMMlM^"!.  BAL'S PICTURE SHOW  CE/T IN PICTURE/     LATEJT IN NEWT  <*  Congratulations  Black Bail Ferry  sons  To   Vancouver  Minutes  Ti  imes  le Best  GTBSGNSTS BEATIFULLY   LOCATED  ON WEST  HOWE  SOUND  ��� TWENTY MILES FROM VANCOUVER ���  NO FOG ��� LOTS OF SUNSHINE ��� ANNUAL RAINFALL 30 INCHES  LOW TAXES ��� REASONABLE  PRICED LAND  IDEAL FRUIT GROWING  '<i  WATCH GIB  'iVC Pioneer s Golden Wedding  One of the pioneer couples of this community recently  celebrated their golden wedding when Mr. and Mrs. Alfred  Wyngaert held ''open house "/at the family residence, July 20.  Natives of .Antwerp Belgium, the couple had known each  other in the old country. Mr. Wyngaert followed the sea'from  the age of 14, serving on both Mediteranean and Trans-Atlantic  lines. Deciding to come to America, he was "oined by Mrs.  Wyngaert.  They were married in Norway, Michigan, in 1901. After  several years in the States, where he followed his trade of boiler  maker and steel worker, the couple paid a visit to their old home  in Antwerp, and then came to Canada. Once more on this continent, Mr. Wyngaert spent four years on construction of a large  pulp mill in Quebec, then came to B.C.  After some years of application to his trade in Vancouver,  Ocean Falls, and other points, Mr. Wyngaert became tired of  the continual moving around that is repuired of a steel construction worker, and purchased a block of land at Gibsons Landing,  moving here August 27 1909. There followed the usual hard Avork  of the pioneer, building houses and clearing land and at the same  time making a living.  During these years Mr. Wyngaert was  associated with many of the pioneers of the district,  such as  Messres. Wilandor, Ruis, Wineg.arden, Burns, Kullander, John  and Karl  Wiren,   Steinbrnnner,  John  and  Frank Hicks,  Jake  Hintsa, etc.. He was one of the moving spirits in forming the  Elphinstone Co-operative Association, and he and his wife were  always very active in community projects.    , .  Bringing more land into production, Mr. Wyngaert was able  to gradually give up construction work, and went into dairying,  gardening and chicken farming, the latter appeared to give best  results, and in 1921 he disposed of his original farm and moved  to what is now the Village of Gibsons Landing, where he devoted  his time more exclusively to poultry raising, commencing in 1921.  Since that time egg production has 'been his major activity.  The couple have three children, John, of Wilson Creek,  Frank, of Gibsons, and Mns. Phillip Fletcher, also of Gibsons.  Celebration of the anniversary on July 20 took the form of  "onen house" in the afternoon, when many of the "old timers"  will gather to pay their respects.  Don't Forget  When You Need  CALL  ���*  24 HOUR SERVICE ���  Thursday  August  9   1951  14 The Coast News.  'card To Drive  or Fuiific Park  . SECHELT. ��� An attempt  Avill be made to save the present Union Estates owned  public park from being subdivided and sold as building  lots.  Faced with the threat of allotments, the Board of Trade,  sparked by Robert Cooke, will  attempt to have the park saved  for recreational purposes.  It was'pointed out that saving the park would probably  be quite costly as the owners -  had already turned down  $15,000 for the property as it  is.  An approach will be made  the provincial and federal governments in order to find out  what legislation governs  a quiring' of parks for civic  purpose   and needs.  Thirteen pieces in a "baker's dozen" originated when  King Louis of France warned  all bakers who gave under  measure 'that they would be  beheaded.  .^Stev  a  tjr'  ! -���  1  Has  Reasonably  Priced  Clothes  WE HAVE and WILL  SUPPLY SECHELT  V  A lew Era  ��  Congratulations To Black Ball Ferries  On Opening Of New Services  Totem Pole & Piling Ltd.  W}a are interested in purchasing young Douglas Fir and Red Cedar timber,  30-75 years old in acreage lots -��� 40 acres and larger.  We solicit inquiries from producers of Fir Piling and Cedar Poles for  " wa,ter shipment. For further information, pi'sase -write us.  ��� *   ���  OUR SPECIALITIES  CEDAR POLES - FIR PILING  611 METROPOLITAN BUILDING  PACIFIC 3461 PENDER HARBOR ...  (Continued from page 11)  the sheltered" waters.  Irvine,, no mean man with  his strength, soon cleared the  Indians back from where he  wanted his store. This resulted  in the natives moving onto a  one acre island which seems  to guard the harbour entrance.  Said Oldster William Mat-  ier, who has been there since  1905, "I've seen that island,  when it was just an acre of  red from the blankets set out  to dry in the warm sun.  Now there are only two Indian homes on the waterless  and woodless isle.  Gillnetters who came for  the herring have fished out  the famous runs, only a few  herring now venture .within  the rock portals of the harbour. ''  In the harbour are stations  which weight in more than  300 tons of fish, in a single  season.  When Bill Matier in 1904  first arrived in the Harbour  there were only 15 white families. The census just finished  unofficially now sets the figure at 1100.  The Robson cannery used  to be a busy place during the  early days. Here it was the  salmon were placed away  ready for the eastern markets.  Only .now are the salmon returning to the mouth of Sak-  ihaw Creek following years of  fishing rights enjoyod by the  cannery.  The place with the colorful  name, Whisky Slough, once  earned the title but now is  the home site, of many fishermen families who rate high on  the  social scale.  Gone    are  the  days of   the  free  flowing  whisky  and  the  ;    jolly comradeship of they who  lived on the edge of the law.  :.In the early days deer, bear,  'gr'ouse, and cougar ranged the  hills.  "It was not  unusual to  wake up in the morning and  see many deer grazing .on'the  .     bare patches of the hillsides."  . Hastings    Logging   sold   to  i    P. B. Anderson very early in  >    the century and that firm  of  experts made slashing inroads  !'    into the timber, starting from  Bargain Harbour and logging  with 'efficiency  and  despatch. -  So great are the; reserves that  large scale logging is still go-  \.    ing on  and many  millions  of  ���feet   are \ towed   down   to  the  Fraser  River  mills   and  their  eager saws.  ,      Tourists  started to  "find,"  the garden spot following the  first    great   war.    Then    they  came    in    ,palatial    $100,000  launches and little chug-chugs  tor "stink pots",  as  they  are  known to the canvas man.  Now the tourist still comes  in with the same type-of ship  but added to that are many  private planes which skim to  a stop on the ever placid water  of  the  harbour.  Ruby and Sakinaw Lakes  with their teeming trout are  ir.resistable to our American  friends, who fly in and stock  up ; with ;:groceries at vmany : of:  the stores.: .-^y:yyyy'��� V-..'v:;.;^  ��� Murdock's Landing has the  well known Murdock's Store  which sells to fishermen and  tourists. '  Jim Pope was first owner  of Murdock's who then sold  to Jim Dance who, in turn,  sold to Murdock's. RoyaLMurdock is president of the progressive Board of Trade.  The Comox and the Cassiar  were two Union Steamships  boats that used to service this.  area. The Red Line, later absorbed by Union, also made  trips into the area,which gave  practically a daily boat service to f Vancouver.  Pender Harbour is now  waiting and watching the new  car ferry system. In the word.s  of Art Cherry,  popular water  taxi operator, "the main  stream of traffic will probably bypass us on its way to  Powell River but we have so  much to give in the way of  natural beauty it is logical to  believe we can do squite well  with tourists who want something other than a straight,  dusty   road."  Buses from Gibsons now  call into Garden Bay and it  will not be many moons before the long promised black  top highway will just miss  Pender Harbour and make  that area still more valuable  as a tourist centre.  Hassans Landing, built originally for the fish buying  trade and now a shopping  centre for the area, is, like  every other part of the Harbour patiently waiting for the  B.C. Power Commission to implement its promise to have  "power in the Harbour within two years."  At the moment, power and  light are supplied by individual lighting plants. The Power Commission, with its huge  Clowh,om Falls project now  nearing completion, will be  able to supply electricity far  cheaper and in greater quantities than the present smaller  plants scattered throughout  the area.  Persons wishing to buy water front land will find prices  running "hot and cold".  Many Vancouver persons are  buying witli a view to-retiring within a few years. Indicative of the taxes on land is  the fact that many people, of  ordinary means, are buying  property and paying the taxes  for.years in order to hold it  against' the expected increase  in    population   following   the  advent of the car ferry which  will make five trips per day  to Horseshoe Bay from Gibsons.  AI Lloyd was another man  who could see the writing on  the wall. Just a few years ago  he went to work for William  'Bill' Peiper of Irvine's Landing   then  shortly   after  built,  Thursday  August   9   1951    The Coast News  15  and is now operating, one of  the best stores on the Peninsula at Garden Bay.  More stores and business  firms like John Haddock's  Machine Shop and Sam Anderson's Marine Shop are  cropping up as the area grows.  These are not fly by night  concerns operating on the  crest of a tourist wave but are  deep in the 'heart of the community and will remain permanent fixtures. They are  there because of the need for  such services.  Growing^ With Two Communities  Port Mellon   ���  Cliff and Wilf. Gray  GRAYSON'S GROCERY  YOUR   ST ITU RE   IS   OURS  AS   BLACK   BALL   PROSPERS  SO   DO   WE   ALL  Don't Fo^et  Pender Harbour's Big  AUGUST  GENERAL  Murdock's Landing  Pender Harbour MrMiBnimwwTT  16  The  Coast News    Thursday  August  9  1951  From The First  Adze-Hewn Canoe  To Present Day Marine Marvels, Mans Efforts Have  Been Directed Toward Improved Transportation.  Transport For Peninsula Progress Has Been Assured  By Entry of  Black  Ball  ���*���"--J���rfr -��i' *   .-iiiin' .*  eae  PENDER HARBOUR. ��� The Farrell's, including 8-year-  old Keray, have reached Hawaii with their sailboat the "Wind  Song."  It took the intrepid sailing family only 28 days to reach,  the islands in their. 37-foot home built ship. Adventure seemed  to dog their steps from the very start. They ran into a gale  immediately after leaving the Port of Vancouver.  "It was  an  awesome  sight,     ~ ��� r���������  Thursday August  9  1951     The Coast  News  17  was an awesome  with huge, black seas breaking all over the boat at once  . . . and in the middle of the  gale Keray announced he was  bored," says Mrs. Farrell in  a letter to friends here.  PLANNED B7X YEARS  if!     T: e Farrell's, a Pender Har-  jjfrb'ur, family,   spent   six   years  /preparing  for  Th^y   pi] an  into  the adventure.  Ao   Continue*  on  sailing  south:  seas,  t.ne  when the mood moves them.  - Skipper Farrell followed a  course curving south to a  print halfway between San  Francsico and Honolulu, their  straight for the Hawaiian  Islands.  Thousands    of  shore,   thev   were  gfisays  Mrs. Farrell.  ^OFFERED AID  miles   from  not   alone,  "We  saw  'every    few;  and  planes  Freighters  boats  days,  came fairly close to see if we  needed anything, and occa-  ���siknall.v we saw warships  practicing."  A   U.S.   weather  ship   came  |alongside, asked if they needed  ood'/or    water,    gave    them,  their    exact    possition,   . ibheif  ffered to send home  a message of safety.  At one point they were fol-  wed by a school of fish, and  aught  one.  It turned  out to  e  a   dolphin,    which     made  (excellent  steaks."  ERAY tlKES It  ��j During the idle hours, Mrs.  krrell baked bread, cooked,  gashed, an/3 even found time  m> teach    Keray   some school  ra  kssons.  \  tfisily was Keray. He's full of     riding which  he  covers  twice  'Of the three of usvthe one  o    adjusted    himself    most  Good Men Are  Representing  This  Area  SECHELT. James Sinclair,  M.P., and B. M. Maclntyre,  M.L.A., are the two men representing this area in .Ottawa  and   Victoria.  Mr. Sinclair has won his  . second election in the Coast  Capilano riding/ His popularity in Ottawa is attested by  his position as parliamentary  assistant to the Minister of  Finance,  Douglas Abbott.  "A Rhodes Sk^holar, Mr.  Sinclair is a civil engineer by  profession, but has spent most  of his life representing the  riding  at  Ottawa.  He rose to the rank of  Squadron Leader in the airforce during last war and has  led reparation payment  groups'to Europe on behalf of  this country.  Mr. Maclntyre is. well-known  in this area as the popular  young Lieienant Colonel who  rose to that rank from a private in the army. Owner of a  hotel in the pulp and paper  town of Powell River, Mr.  Maclntyre has made himself  popular and nearly essential  my the MacKenzie riding by  1dm/diligent work at Victoria  where he has been named to  several important committees,  including the highly responsible Hospital Committee for  last sitting of the legislation  urider- Byron (Boss) Johnson,  premier of B��C.  Mr.   Maclntyre  has  a  large  . \  enjoying  himself,  afraid    of  lipst ��� that,   he    would    be  ' "���' igh'tene d ��� just didn 't  fcjans   and  ie   thing I was  I  ippen  >>  each year by means of a launch  he bought for the occasion. It  is such consideration as this  that has made the young hotel  keeper so popular.  By L. S. AI Jackson  Infiltration of the people  who eventually settled in and  around Gibsons; started about  1887. It is evident by the predominance of the Anglo Saxon  names where most of them  originated. The tide of humanity that flooded the west in  those early years ��� were all  looking for land. Had the  Pacific Ocean hot stopped  them, they or their children  would  still  be looking.  One may ask why they  stopped at the Sechelt Peninsula of all places. One reason  was reasonably priced land,  and logs in the woods from,  which " they could probagly  make a living.  In this time of bare existence, these people managed to  build churches, schools and  wharves. The original wharf  was built, and owned by Daddy  Gibson, one of the original  settlers here.  Game was plentiful and a  source of revenue. C.P.R.  ships paid one and a quarter  dollars per brace for blue  grouse. Deer hides were saleable as was the meat.  Deer country of the early  days was up behind Roberts  Creek, where, one could look  over the burned patches and  get clear sight for more than  half a mile. Today, these same  hunting patches- are covered  with a heavy growth of regenerated woods. Early settlers  were always able to have deer  hanging up for Christmas.  One custom among hunters  was to spend Christmas Day  hunting in the woods and  then chilled and afraid of  eatching cold, they would  somehow manage to find a  little medicine in the form of  a demijohn of Hudson Bay  rum at .$4.56 per gallon.  As all the old timers are -  now gone with the exeption  of one or two, it may be well  to recall the names, Gibson's,  Winn's, Fletcher's Soame's,  McCail's, Serkie's, Glassford's,  Winegarden's and Steibrun-  ner's. Others around that time  settled here but failed to linger  long."   . '  Even in those early days of  logging, such as it was, the  older Moodyville Logging  workings were overgrown  with berry wine. These plants  dated back to 1860-70 and  extended from the beach at a  log chute entering the water  about where the Sunset Hardware now stands. It' extended  back to about two thirds of  the school hill. From there on  up ox-teams took over.  These people . took only  Douglas Fir from the fine  stand then in existence. They  left stumps 16 feet high in  order to avoid stump rot.  Often only two logs were  from each tree.  Hearing some of the men  concerned - talk over those  early days, it is to wonder at  tlie unremitting toil and effort that was employed, the  special type of skid road used.  and the fish oil skid grease  and the attention given to  each   individual   log.  Skids were swept clean after  each turn and when hard pulling developed, maple was hand  hewn and dovetailed into each  skid where the log touched.  'Event of the Finn settlers  made a marked change in the  district. These folks had parted from their brethren on  Malcolm Island and here at  Gibsons was good| land and  timber which was their oyster.  Their clearing fires were  hardly ever cut.  The Finns with their green  aromatic coffee beans, their  hard work and their ebullience  have left their mark. Some  frowned on these hard people  with their progressive ways,  but looking uoav at the mark  they have left ��� the en justified  the means.  -Around this time the entity  known as the camper began,to  show up and the settlers along  the beach began to subdivide.  This marked the beginning  present (day Peninsula, and  now the rolling years of  change have brought us to  another turning point in our  history with the coming of  the car  ferry.  I. have confined my recollection to the late 1800. Albeit I  entiaim Ouests  Th  ollowing, guests  spent  two   weeks in   July  a   holiday   at   Glenda-  Hr  in'  the   ins  ���having  lough "*: I   {   ���       .  Mr. and Mrs. Harry.Hutchi-  lough" Guests House, Sechelt:  son, Miss Whilma Campbell,  'Mrs. Kvelyn Milne, T. True,  E. Mortimer, Leo Watmouth,  Vern Smith, Jim Fenney, J.  Hill, Mrs. B. Sherwin, Mrs.  Maria Robbins, Miss Dorothy  Swann   and   Ed Prokop.  "The' lack of steamers has  affected our trade to a degree," said popular Jack  May tie. "But Ave shall just  have to hope that the car ferry  can replace the Union in minds  of  <;iir   potential   guests."  was not here at that time and  arriving shortly after as a  young lad, 1 used to sit around  the. fires and listen to the  storit's oi' how long and hard  the Squamish' winds blew,  how long a drink of whisky  was, and., the results when  several of. the local game  cocks tangled. These are the  tale* of which folklore is  made .  A man was then measured  for what he was in front of  his neighbors, who worked  wilh   him   and for  him.  Gibsons, like all coastal  com muni ties then, had the  same Iil*e as the rest with the  exception that our position  close to Vancouver has accelerated our growth in a given  direction.  Many are the person who  have come to the Sechelt Peninsula. 1c retire in peace and  quiet with minimum expenditure and  effort.  1.1 is rather a. pity that there  is so little left in documents  or pictures of those early days,  but it may not be too late to  gather- up what is left and de^  posit them in some safe place  in the village. I believe there  ate ->om old school register*  and the like that might be  used as the start of such a  collection.  Those kindly folk of yesteryear need no epitaph. The  pleasant memories that are  growing dimmer should be  sufficient for all concerned.  And so we go on ��� having  writ, we  pass on.  Sand   Gravel   Cement  General Cartage  Any Time     Any  1  Phone Sechelt 60  Phone Sechelt 60  WELCOME QUILLAYUTE       WE HAVE BEEN WAITING  The  MATF.R/AISABE  AVAfLABlM      "  REMODELING  ERALlRINO  Is Bnildiig  ���/���  Business  We Carry A Complete Stock Of  Cement   Lumber   Wallboarcfs  Roofing Material      Paints  Electrical and Plumbing Supplies  Ft cue Becfeelt .60 ^^^^^^^^���^^���f^aasixB^Misawasasrsit  a. amX^^fW. lyi^i j*~t-i.<LjM *!.  ���gnaaewwcww  18  The Coast ..ews    Thursday  August  9  1951  By MARK PAISE  Halfmoon. Bay moves forward, today, Just 40 years ago,  a Union Steamships coastal  steamer slid to an easy stop  m the Bay, a boat was,lowered, and a man rowed to  shore. Dense dark forest grew  to ths beach.  As the years went  by,  and  scattered homes were built up  by pioneers, a float became the  landing place. In a  relatively  short time, the Bay has built  up to become one of the best  locations on the- Pacific Northwest   coast.    Opening   of   the  Blaek   Ball   Lines    (Canada)  ��ad��  service will   bring   Vancouver  much  closer,   focusing  further attention on this area.  Where  does  Halfmoon Bay  fit in this progressive picture?  [Wlhere    is    Halfmoon    Bay?  What is it like? How do you  get there?  Ideally located  on  the  Sechelt peninsula just 40  miles    North    of    Vancouver,  Halfmoon Bay  is  in   a  prime  position, 12 miles from Pender  Harbour    and 26 miles    from  Oibsons.  Situated midway between Gibsons and Powell River, it is the centre of activity.  With   advent   of   improved  tms service,   schedules  reportedly   calling' ;for ���; five   buses  daily,  Halfmoon  Bay  will be  within easy travel time  from  either   Vancouver   or,   Powell  River. In this way, Vancouver  residents will board a bus at  the,terminal and travel directly to Halfmoon Bay. The service   will   benefit    commuters,  working in  either Powell River or" Vancouver, and residin g<6  in the Bay area.  Private charter flights continually call. Nanaimo is 10  minutes away, while Vancouver can be reached in 20 inmates by charter plane. This is  an excellent aid in case of  ���sudden sickness or. urgent  business. Flights are able to  land the year around, due to  the Bay's land locked'location.  There is no shortage of  splendid scenery ���- driving  along the wandering woodland  roads, past tall timber, the  road takes a turn ��� and there  yon are! Looking directly  south, the dim blue mountains  of Vancouver  Island   rise  up  like a mirage. Closer, the low  lying shape of lengthy Thor-  manby Island is seen.  It is interesting to recall the  island was named in 1860 by  a British surveying party.  Thormanby w^s the name of  the horse winning the English  Derby that year. Hump-like  Merry Island lies nearer, with  her gleaming . white lighthouse. Westward, is Welcome  ,Pass with rugged rocky shorelines. In xthe east, many big  residential homes owned by  prominent Vancouver business  men loom up.  Halfmoon Bay itself is a  large, calm, capable anchorage  for small craft during heavy  seas and severe weather. The  large, jutting wharf always  seems to be busy ��� primly  painted cabin cruisers, sturdy  tugs, clattering coastal freighters, long luxury yachts, fine  fishing vessels and tankers  can be seen at the pier. Out  on the horizon, the dark sil-  liou^te of a heavily laden Liberty ship can often be seen  carrying a cargo of lumber or  pulp from B.C. ports to far  distant  foreign  harbours.  A place to play and picnic,  the Bay is a youthful commttn-  ity growing greater year by  year. Thousands of dollars  are spent annually in construction of new homes and rebuilding of others.  Driving    along     the    main  highway   to   Halfmoon   Bay,  visitors will find this up-eoast  community   has   two    general  stores,  a   post   office,   and   a  school   for  the   lower   grades.  Older children take, the bus to  the newly completed school at  Madeira Park.- A large stock,  comparable to that of any city  grocery,  is  available  at Halfmoon Trading  Post.   Manager  of this steadily improved store  is Gordon King.  ..   A    .continuous^ ^supply   -of  freshi,' pure  water  is  essential  to  daily  life, for  residents  in  any community.   To  ensure a  plentiful  water supply,   Halfmoon Bay Lake has been'������'��� surveyed   and   plans   are   under  way   to   construct   a  $40,000  reservoir   there.  Industry? Yes, Halfmoon  Bay has industry. Logging  plays a major part as a business, with two Targe camps  located in the Bay area. Westminster Shoock Mills and  Logco Logging Co. have the  two biggest camps. Many  small logging firms are found  in the community. Highest  peninsula parol! peak in the  logging  industry  is  at  Half  moon Bay.  Three sawmills operate  and provide a permanent payroll, The first, only four years  old, wsls started by Owner-  manager F. W. Kolterman.  This orignal mill is now rated  among the top firms on the  Peninsula. The team of Raven  and Munson combined to build  a new mill at Sealrest subdivision while Bob Donnley is  operating a sawmill just west  of the bay.  Three huge tanks mark the  spot showing another distribution centre for Shell Oil on  the peninsula. These tanks,  capable of holding 12,000 gallons, can hold gas, diesel and  stove oil. W. ��� Scott, representing Shell Oil at Halfmoon  Bay, played his part in adding  progress to the Bay. Arriving  in 1941, he began work as a  logger. Combining careful calculations with planning for  the future, he bought, an old  truck to start his own transfer business. Today, he operates two modern trucks and  manages the distribution of  Shell Oil. .     .      ���  Two  up-to-date  taxis  help  service this progressive area.  Giving a 24 hour service are  John and Harry McSorley  with their J. and H, Taxi.  George Carnock and Mrs. J.  Gaymes are among the real  old' timers in the district. Ac-r  cording to the^ tales told by  these two veterans, Halfmoon  Bay must have seen rugged  times.  In Welcome Beach resides  a   chartered    accountant,  Ai  (Continudd on page  23).  (See Halfmoon Bay)  Wilson Creek Division  Sawmill - A. Johnston, Manager  EX  B. & ).  Sawmill  We Sincerely Congratulate  BLACK BALL FERRY  .,-*!-���"-  For All Your Lumber Requirements  PHONE WILSON GREEK 20-M ���  A VERY WARM WELCOME TO THE  EX  FROM  v* iv v  A Warm "Friendly Visitor s Hotel  '; ' a-tv>  (Owners ��� Mr. and Mrs. George Hunter.)  BOAT TRIPS  SCENERY  FISHING  MODERATE PRICES   MEALS   WEEKLY RATES mpesieg  iambier leefin  \  GAMBIER.-��� Following is  the list of guests at a meeting  of Legion, Army, Navy and  Airforce Veterans and their  guests in Gambier Hall, Sunday.  A. J. Wickens, K.C., Howard  Green, M.P., Henry "Warburton, A. and N. provincial secretary; Harry Gordon, A. and  N. executive member; Mrs. M.  Milne, dominion president of  the L.A. to A. and N.; W.  Baldwin, second dominion  vice . president; Jack Ellis,  provincial president; Brigadier W. G. Roaf, district administrator for D.V.A;; Joseph  Mitchell, executive member of  the Gambier unit; Captain  Francis Drage, chairman of  the meet; A. R. Wingarden,  executive member Gambier  veterans; P. Sandford, dominion vice president of A. and  N.; R. Macnicol, Legion  executive member; A. Westmoreland; provincial executive; H. Lugren,*P.C.M.R. executive member; Mrs. J. W.  Carver, ladies provincial president; H. McGivorn, provincial executive; Eric Inglis, Legion 109, and Jack Adkins,  P.C.M.R. secretary.  HOW DOUGLAS FIR  WAS NAMED  The Douglas Fir was named  af^r David Douglas, the botanist, who travelled with Capt.  Vancouver and not Governor  Douglas as most people think.  David Douglas discovered that  this huge tree is not a true fir.  ros  rsl  Inits Over  ROBERTS CREEK. ��� This  area is one of the first in the  Peninsula to report going over  the top in the current Red  Cross campaign.  The unit reported $32.60  over  and  above the  quota  of  $225.   .  SECHELT. ��� This area, in  its Red Cross drive under Mrs.  Margaret Allan, has raised the  imposing sum  of $411.83.  In making the announcement, Mrs. Allan thanked the  niany persons who so generously gave'of their time and  money.  Life Members Are  Made At Gambier  GAMBIER. ���- Life memberships in P.C.M.R, unit 276 was  granted A. J. Wickens, K.C.,  dominion president of Army  and Navy Veterans in Canada,  and Howard Green, conservative  M.P.   from   Vancouver.  Mrs. J. W. Carver, provincial president of the ladies auxiliary to the veteran organ,  helped Franeis Dtfage, J.P., to  award the medal and certificate to Wickens while Mrs. M.  Milne, dominion president of  the ladies auxiliary, helped  Captain Drage present the life  membership to Mr. Green during ceremonies,  Sunday.  DATE PAD  Miss Jones' Health Clinic,  held at' the'home of Mrs. H.  Nygaard, will not be held during August, but will resume  on the second Tuesday in. September  A Garden party will be held  by Grantham's Unit of St.  Bartholomew's W.A. on Wed.  afternoon, August 15, at the  home of Mrs. Fowler (Two  Owls), Soames Point. Paintings by Mrs. Lindsay will be  on exhibit. .  Thursday  August  9  1951    The Coast News  m  main  Cat ��� Bulldozer Rentals  Heavy Duty Contracting  Phone 86  Gibsons, B. C.  S*  Two dollars for oil. .. Why, all  you did was exchange it!  P  iJewSerrice  For Sechelt  Repairs  Overhauls  Greasing  Sechelt  We are Glad to Exchange the       AUtOIIIOtlVe  MACHIGOHNE for the QUILLAYUTE     Service  The Best of Luck!  JACK NELSON,  Prop.  !  BLACK BALL FERRY  WELCOME  May You Be Very Successful  WE SERVE  \  With Service Goes An Obligation  " \ ' * ��� ��� ������������     _. .. .  An obligation to serve only the best to the  our a  Gibsons, B.C. Port Mellon, B.C.  Member Canadian Restaurant Assn.  We serve the Peninsula's finest food  A   C0MPL.E1E  you stop at Gibsons ��� Stop at Anne's  It is the same at Port  Stop at Anne's  One of the many cafes using the proud slogan:  "Your\Good Food Host from Coast to  ''    \     '  ��� /?&: 18  TH�� r<^.��^<-           "  20 % The  Coast  News     Thursday  August   9   1951  PENDER HARBOUR. ��� Victorian Order of Nurses and  the Public Health Nurses, the first paid by government grant  and popular subscription and the latter by government grant  under the department of Health and Welfare are two services  enjoyed by the Peninsula.  PENDER FAMILY  Only    10    minutes    from    a :��� *  Vancouver hospital by plane  (as many as 10 and li) trips  per day), the Peninsula i.s well  caredj for in jthe mait����r of  health.  There  is  a, hospital   in   this'  locality run: by Columbia  Missions which is capable of handling the majority of. cases.  Staffed by a resident doctor  and several nurses, the hospital is in regular and satis-  facory use.  Hope for a 20 bed unit in  Gibsons or vicinity are now  high, following promise of the  Provincial and {Federal governments   to   augment   by   one  l)V  third   each,   cost   of   a   20  bed  unit.  The federal'' government's  actual grant is $1.000'per bed.  The community is charged  with; planning jthe unit and  raising one third i In  cost.  In   the   meantime,  tors   are   permanent ���.  one    in   Gibson's    and  Sechelt.     These     two.  total  d.oc-  I w o  . fixtures,  one    in  ,  public  spirited and fine practitioners,  with resident, .doctor at the  ���hospital and |the :t w o t rave 11 i u g  nurses ably cover the needs  of everyone in .the area.  are  on  Schools Are Of  The Very Best  SECHELT.   ���   Schools  of  the   finest  construction  the   Peninsula.  Following approval of a  $282,000 bylaw in. May 1950,  new schools have been springing up throughout B. O'.'s  largest, school  district.  No. 46.  A new school, the ,Elphinstone Junior-Senior High is  now under construction at a  cost of approximately 290,000  dollars. Recent additions and  renovation to the Sechelt  school touched $35,000 while a  mew school at Madeira 'Park  in the Pender Harbour area  cost $100,000. These and four  other new units, all to be completed within this1 year, should  give the answer to any queries  with regard to educational  facilities.  Teachers in this area are  among the highest paid in the  province which assures a good  brand  of  educator.'  Park  Clearin  Progress  Donation^ of equipment,!  work and horses have marked  clearing of the Kin Park in  the  Bay  area.  Ladies have donated lunches during the cleaning , bees  which are 'held every Tuesday  and Friday evenings.  Children  have  been   getting  into  the   act  and  are  winners  of     weiners     a n d     sandwich  lunches following their efforts.  Standard Motors No. 1, No.  2 and No. 3 donated 45 gallons  of   kerosene  while   the   flame  throwers  have  been  used and  donated  by   Mr. ��� and   Mrs.   J.  Stewart   and   Norman   Hough.  Norman    has   also  loaned   his  horse   for   the   clearing, which  is  going  on  apace.  Tt is pointed out this is.lgo-  ing to be a public park-.with  benefits for children and not  alone for Kin  children.  , "It is hopedto have a water  cistern and stove in working  order within a few days,"  said Kin Club President Elect  Tom Larson.  "Don't forget," he reminds,  "to take your guess "in the  Kin guessing contest. Tickets  are available. Proceeds are to  be used in helping to equip  this  park."  ROBERTS CREEK. ��� Speeches and introductions marked  opening of the new school, here.  School principal D. Falconer opened the door for the first  official time while C. Frederickson, school inspector, introduced  Harold Cullerne, arehiect, Mrs. Anne Burns, school board clerk,  Mrs. L. S. Jackson and A. Funnell, school board members and  Mrs. Haslam, past "president of the P-T.A.  Mrs. Haslam   gave  the  wel- ~  coming address prior to tea  being served to the many persons who  attended.  Opening address was given  by Tom Humphries, board  chairman who also introduced  ihe school inspector.  Ladies    who    helped     with  Wmsam  Helped  Gibsons  Winn  Make  Grow  pouring tea were Mrs. L. Leek,  Mrs. T. Humphries,. Mrs. L. S.  Jackson, and Mrs. A. Funnell.  The school had been decorated with flowers donated by  local persons.  Marking the opening of  this, the third school given the  green light by last year's  $175,000 expenditure approval,  were many of the original and  old time settlers of the area.  Hotel Moves One  Step Nearer  Chances for a- hotel in Gibsons are brightening following  a report from Trade Board  Hotel Committee Chairman  James Veiteh.  "The machinery is now in  motion," he said. "A'certain,  three man group have $170,-  000 ready to put behind build-  ding the hotel. Papers are  now being drawn up in Victoria aimed at starting a petition which, if sufficient approving'signatures are gained,  will iii turn start the plebeseite  machinery  going."  The     following    'resolution'  When one mentions the  'history of Gibsons and districts it is hardly possible to  do so without also naming  William W. Winn, father of  our present, popular telephone  operator. '    ���       ^'  William Winn came to this  country in 1905 from Yorkshire;, England, and held the  posts of secretary to the  Farmer's Institute, Postmaster, liarbour master, telegraph  agent, and in his sparetime he  managed to organize the first  horticultural show in the district and helped start the  Howe S o u n d Cooperative  Canning - Association.  He was elected one of the  first commissioners in the village he helped to amalgamate.  Casting back to his former job  as a printer's engineer, he .  used that knowledge'to set up  the present water pumping  system for the village.:  He was also, a charter member of Vancouver Burrard  Cricket Club. He assisted in  erecting the first rotary press  and installation of the first  mechanical carrier in the  printing department- of the  Vancouver -Daily   Province.  He was a great man in'his  work for the 'community.  His  ers ������"Oni  GIBSONS. ��� W. Hodgson  was elected president of Gibsons and District Ratepayers  at a recent meeting in the  Church Hall.  A recommendation from the  executive urging that outside  areas be considered in levying  contributions to the fire: department received unanimous  support. ���  It was pointed out the $298  was still in the bank account  to be credited to the fir��  brigade.  James Hall reported that  he had, accompanied by other  commissioners, made a survey  of'the Headlands' water system.  He intimated more would be  reported   at  a later meeting.  A. E. Ritchey raised objection to the condition o'f roads  and streets in his area. He was  assured . that the deputy  minister of public works, E. S. .  Jones would be surveying the  problem in the near future.  R.P. GODFREY  Income Tax Accounting  FORMERLY WITH INCOME  TAX DIVISION  ��� TAtlow 5026 ���  536 Howe St, Vancouver B.C.  {  Gambier  assured, a  sufficient  assembled.  has,*  school   as   'soon  Island  chool.  pupils  are  been  as  there  was  approved   by  the  Board:  We, the Gibsons and District*  popularity is still available to  the area in. the bubbling good  humor of his son and -daughter hi law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry  Winn, whom everyone knows  and  like, ������'-"���'-���  Boar*d of Trade, go on record  as approving ' the efforts of  any bona fide  group  CONGRATULATIONS  ON THE FERRY  JEL1R  FR0ZEO00DS  615 Terminal ��� TAtlow 2271  Vancouver, B.C.  desirous  of establishing a hotel in Gibsons." -    -  A Disclaimer  Three monkeys sat in a coconut tree  Discussing things as they're  s'aid   to  be.  Said one to the other, now  listen you two:  There's a certain rumor that  can't be true,  That men descended from our  noble race.  The very idea is ��� a disgrace.  No Monkey ever deserted his  wife,  Starved her babies and ruined  her life.  And  you've    never   known   a  mother  monk  To    leave    her   .babies    with  others to bunk,  Or to pass them on from one  to   another  Till  they  scarcely   know  who  is their mother.  Another    thing   you'll   never  see,  A    monkey    build    a    fence  . 'round  a coconut tree-  And . let   the  coconuts  go  to  waste'  Forbidding all other monkeys  a taste. .      . ,  Why, if I'd put a fence 'round  the   tree,  Starvation   would   make   you  .steal from me. .  ;   ���  Here's another thing a monkey  won't do:  Go out at night and get on a  stew,  Or use a gun or club or knife  To take some other monkey's  life.  Yes, man descended, the  orn-  ary cuss, .  But brother, he didn't descend,  from us.  COMPLIMENTS  R.C.WHITE&CO  Wholesale Toys     I    f  Novelties , i  305 Water St. ��� MArine'2357;  Vancouver, B.C. /-v  \  i  fmfmim  <ft-  *"��  We would like to take this  opportunity of saying, ''Thank  You^A to alls those merchants;  who advertised in this paper,  fully   cognizant  of   the  fact  ���j^t they we��re subsidizing the  <ax&y'&vi��^pt ever made to set  down, even" sparsely, the history of   this,  our home,   the  Sechelt Peninsula.  In many places we have  skimmed the surface and in  some we have dug deep down  to the grass roots of folklore  and history in order to shed  a little light on our past.  The future is ever before us.  No B.C. community can have  as bright. v  .. .This paper is ready to do its  share in the area, to grow and  take its place in the forefront  cf British Columbia's march  to* destiny.  :i:#fei^  'rS&XiiWvdf:  ,,, yy'$$S^^yyyyy^ ^y^W^y0y  community las a eonsrience  v  Every community has a heart ��� Tlie heart of tip community is   /. Ask Drivers For Schedules  ...�� **  Phone Sechelt Motor Transport  Sechelt 36 ���  Sechelt Motor Transport  C. Lawrence.  Manager.  Use Coast News Classified Ads  'UMwaiuuuuiwuiti i niiiiiiitmimwiuntMwniimnwic��aiiMwiMii*��MB  Sechelt Theatre  Marie Wilson^  Oean Martin  , " in  Jerry Lewis  "MY JRIEND IRMA GOES WEST"  .   '  " Hilarious comedy.  Monday,  Aug. 13 ��� 7  and  9 p.m.  Humphrey  Bogart ��� Walter Huston  '   ' �� in.-. ���  ^TREASURE OF SIERRA }YLADRE"  Winner of: three Aacacfcmy Awards.  Tuesday,   Aug.   14 ''.    8 p.ip.  ^Wednesday,   Aug.  15    ;      8 p.m.  Mario  Lanza (Star of "Great Caruso")  Kathryn Grayson ,  '������ .',.   ���   in  "THE TOAST  OF NEW ORLEANS"  Technicolor ��� Musical   /  Thursday,  Aug. 16 ��� Saturday,  Aug. 18    ���  "STARS IN  MY CROWN"  ,  Joel Macrea ��� Ellen  Drew  Friday, Aug. 17 ��� 7 and  9 p.m.  --  CONOR ATULA T IONS ���.  Black Ball Ferry  ���uniinifMiiiiHjNiiiiMiinmi  ���www����wa��wij����_��Bii_ajiy��Bi  %  ACCURACY - DEPENDABILITY  KNOWLEDGE - INTEGRITY  ARE SYNONIMOUS WITH DRUG  STORES  WITHOUT STANDARDS YOU HAVE CHAOS  i  Conscientious Service  For A Growing  E Leo ME  ac  Two Stores to Serve  .(���'. ^  Gib  sons  Wv JACKSON  Seclielt  BEN LANS  The  Coast  News 21  Thursday  August  9   1951  COMPLIMENTS  PORT MELLON. ��� This pulp and paper manufacturing  town, having lain idle for two years, was recently sold, complete with plant', to Canadian Forest Product.  B.C. Bridge and Dredging Company is now renovating and  preparing the plant for increased production. New. owners took  over, May 1.  a i  There are jobs, now, for  men, with the Bridge Company."  " Local men will be given  every opportunity to work for  the pulp company when it  takes over official administration of the' mill. We would  very; much like to hear from  men who 'had previously  worked for Sorg," (former  owners) a company spokesman  said.  Four million dollars will be  spent on the plant this year.  It is believed 10 million will  be spent before complete- conversion has been  made.  The sawmill will be dismantled.  The company will make  pulp from local logs and chips  from its other plants, which  will be shipped via barge to  Port Mellon.  Assurances have been given  the government, by Canadian  Forest Products that "Port  Mellon can conceivably operate for at least 50'years."  This assurance was essential  to Victoria's decision .'to. implement road construction  plans from Gibsons to the  pulp and paper town, a distance'of approximately three  and one half miles.  Sale of Sorg holdings was  made with the proviso that  the Ohio company still retains  25  per  cent  of  the stock.  It has been well known that  Sorg pulp plants in'the United  States have been running  short of basic materials, since  the Scandinavian selling mar-  ket was drawn away from  U.S.A. buving by virtue of  Europe's immediate needs.  Frank Waterhouse & Company, freighters, will, make  scheduled freight trips to Port  Mellon. "A��t- least for some  time.''  An application to have the  Lady Rose operate a passenger service to Port Mellon  "was  turned  down."  Canadian Forest Products  has already voiced its desire  to "have small operators along  the Peninsula bring their logs  to the mill."  There will be no "company  townsite," at Port Mellon as.  had been in the past. It is  believed the company will  assist in the preparing of accomodation.  Locai Launchinj  Previews New Style  GIBSONS. ��� Started as a  hobby, "merely to fill in a  little time," Claude Anctil's  new boat, the Glory B, launched Wednesday has been rated  as one of the finest of its kind  in the area.  "I could get a thousand  dollars for it without any  trouble," the boat builder,  who served his time in the  trade with his father, Jack  Anctil, said  at   the launching.  Sixteen feet long, the new  ship is wide of beam and mahogany   throughout.  "Everything that went into  ���this boat was the very best I  could get," Mr.   Anctil said.  "The style and build of this  ship could easily start a new  trend in local boats and conceivably be the forerunner of  a new business' in the area,"  one business  man ventured.  The Glory B is not for sale  at the  monmenf.  USE  THE  COAST NEWS  CLASSIFIED  ��� 24 hour  Service ���  .Equipped' to   handle   any   job  from   Peninsula* and   U.S.  points.  1896 W.  Fourth ��� CE  1161  Vancouver, B.C.  Buy ALL your  Office Supplies  From ONE Store  One order to us and you have  all your (office requirements.  We carry a full range of:  DAY BOOKS  RECORD LEDGERS  JOURNALS  OFFICE FURNITURE  STAPLERS  RUBBER  STAMPS  In   fact,  -everything  for   the  office except the staff.  Clarke & Stuart  CO. LTD.  550 Seymour, Vancouver, B.C.  REGRETS  With luncheon facilities taxed to the limit by an  imposing list of visitors, who will take the story of this  coa?t back with them, we are unable to invite many of  friends we would like.  Late cancellations may permit some additional  attendance at the luncheon, and we will welcome your  connection at the door.  GIBSON�� BOARD  OF TRADE  Ferry Day Committee.  Farmer's Fair  GIBSONS. ��� Plans for the  "It is hoped," said,the In-,  stitufe Secretary, Mrs.. Margaret Lefevre, "to make- this  the  largest and  best  ever."  Members of the committee  charged with promoting the  display include Vie Metcalfe,  representing: the Gibsons and  District Board of Trade, Mrs.  E. Pill ins, nominee from the  ���local P.T.A., Mrs. M. Turner  and Mrs. Pilling will ar-o  sneak for the Farmer's Institute while G. L. Be<r��: is ex-.  ���r-eeted-to represent 'the Canadian  Legion.  One of the committee's main  aims   will   be    to    ra.;se  more  funds for oa=h prizes. Lack of  o?��sh'awards last vosv was '>T1��.  -of the  minor  rbioction' made  Howe Sound Co-operative  ���>*��Sl��>sSa;-<>:  'ifkny 7- ���������v-vv:*^  ��� Established 1912 ���  ' MANUFACTURERS  OF  CHOICE   QUALITY   "  ''Gibsons Pack-  STRAWBERRY and ASSORTED JAMS  Owned ��� Operated by Local   Fruit Farmers  "Vitally interested, in trE*isp:rta*ticn l)et'7/ce.'.i  Gibsons  and Vancouver, we welcome the improved, serves bsiTtjj 18  tk��> r4^.  22  The  Coast. News     Thursday  August  9  1951  FROM PORT MELLON TO PENDER HARBOUR  Jrhotographtr  Bal's  Block  Gib  sons  Member ��� Professional Photographers Assn. of B. C.  ur  COFFEE Nabob 1 lb. $1.03  TEA BAGS Nabob De Lux 125s $1.25  SWEETMILK Powdered Milk 1 lb. 35^  BAKING POWDER Nabob       12 oz. tins     2 for 35��  We Carry a Large Selection of  CANADIAN and IMPORTED CHEESE  HARDWARE  Common Nails, a good supply from   Y2 to 7 inch  Pipe^Fittings i/2 to 2 inch  BUTCHER  SIRLOIN STEAK, Grade A Choice per lb.     $1.08  Closed 1230 every Thursday.  YOUR RED AND WHITE STORE  Union General Store  Phone Sechelt life  COMPLIMENTS  s  ce  For prescriptions  OAMBTEJI. ���: United Nations may have an official veteran's voice at future deliberations according to word from A. J.  Wickens, dominion president of the Army, Navy and Veterans,  just recently returned from an organizing international meeting in Rome. �����  '    .  Mr. Wickens, following the ~ ""  meeting of veterans and their  wives in Veterans Hall, pointed out that a concerted veteran voice was missing in the  United  Nations.  Following are some of the  questions asked by this paper  and Mr. Wickens' -answers.  ' Q.���;Is there "any practical  hope for veterans, as completely such, to voice their opinions of world affairs and  would this voice differ from  others?  A.���Yes, there is great hope  for a veterans voice. We have  already been articled as such  in the United Nations. We are  now going to choose a delegate  in the very near future. The  veteran's voice would have a  leavening effect. They would  approach every question with  a very, real memory of war  and all, its terrors and atroelt-  833 Powell St. ��� HAst. 0442;  Vancouver, B. 0.  MEET YOUR  FRIENDS AT  THE GRAND  UNION HOTEL  Your Host  W. G. CHERNECHI  74 W.Hastings   ���   PA 0718  Vancouver, B.C.  S^iis  Wanted POLES PILES  Fl R andCEDAHtUNKEUP  Sort out your pole and piling  stock. Let us make an offer  for it.  We are always in the market  for poles and piling. Get in  touch with us.  les.  *i*��  Q.-���Would not nationalism  enter into discussions with  rather a disconcerting effect  to the overall, hoped for  unity ?  A.���Nationalism has already  entered into our first discussions in Rome. That was  slapped down in very short  order. Two Latin country delegates started to talk national  honor and standing. I toad the  pleasure of telling both of  .them that if nationalism; was  to enter into these discussions,  we would call them off immediately.' We have no room for  that sort of thing. Following  this plain talk,, the meeting  got along very well. One of  the Latin delegates apologized  at the end of t'he meeting for  his wrong start.  Q.���Why would not a veteran member of parliament,  now on the N United Nations  staff not do as well as just a  veteran? They ~ wdnjd both,  have the same views ' about"  war? ���-���������' :- -   I':*-  A.���A United Najtions delegate is sent by his government to the United Nations,  and told wibat to do and say,  or else he is very quickly recalled. Governments have less  fear and dread of war than  individual soldiers. A ve,teran,  speaking only for veterans,  has nothing but the avoidance  of war at all honorable costs  to consider. A veteran is only  interested in avoiding war.  A politician veteran is interested in doing what he is told.  LIMITED  MANUFACTURERS OF CREOSOTED   PRODUCTS  Ft. Trap? Road       N.W. 2565       New Westminster.  "V...  Howe Sound Trading Co. Ltd.  SINCERELY SAY  WELCOME  Black Ball Ferries  DEMONSTRATE OlM $lN��|Rp  We offer these  GIBSONS PACK  \;>Ji;'!A\f  Old Timers  The Women's Institute had  a good idea but it may be just  a little late.  In a letter to -Yjllage Coun-v  cil, the W:T." sjooke of a? recent -  resolution urging pillage jf aiders to consider- naming local  streets and. at the same time  commemorating old timers in  the area. ���     . ���������  "*" Commissioner    W    Skillett,  Commissioner of roads^ point-,  ed out many local streets were  already named  and  changing  wrould   entail   much   expense.  Commissioner   H.   Anderson  pointed, out with recent increase in the village there may  be streets or roads without  names.'  STRAWBERRY JAM, Pure 4 lb. tin 2 for $2.39  STRAWBERRY JAM, Pure 2 lb. jar 2 for $1.29  RASPBERRY JAM, Pure       4 lb. tin       "flf for $1.9$  '""' ���'-"'t':"'r"<"      ^e-:--.%W'lM'yy 2 for $t<fe  '..�����:.}":-J.-it,''.'  ?m:  V:  To our Visits and our Patrons we offer a CASH  Discount of 10% of All Purchases of Summer  FOOTWEAR -r BRYGOODS ��� HARDWARE  F$t 24 yew? we tfigve served the  ��� -.   _   vv  insula from R<  Halfmoon  on to  Personal Service Always At  DRUMMOND'S HALFMOON BAY ...  (Continued from  page 18)  # Rutherford, M.C.I., who looks  after all the. business books in  the region. This is just another  big city "'service in the wooded  Halfmoon' Bay zone.  So, Halfmoon Bay has industry to provide work for  residents, homes being built  in amazing rapidity, and  schools to educate the smaller  citizens. This insures regular  day by day ��� living, but what  about rest and relaxation ?  The chug-chug of outboard  motors often echoes across the  Bay as residents cruise for  fish,. Unlike most fish stories,  those fish you hear about,  don't get away! It is a normal  sight to see fishermen stroll  along bringing in their prize  catch. -  *��� A pleasant place to -relax is  Redroofs Resort, only a short  ;half mile from Halfmoon Bay. ������  ^'Operated' by Jim Cooper, this  restful resort is on the newly  ��surveyed road from here to  Sechelt and Gibsons, This better known holiday haven satisfies with a- splendid stretch  ,of sheltered sandy beach.*    .,.���  A  glimpse  around Redroofs  will  show romantic rustic log  [?cabins, a likeable lodge and a  dining-recreation    hall,     com-'  jbrJably    close    to    the.  cool  breezes    from    the    Bay.    ^n  Ridded  aid  is   the  modernistic v  bath, (house  with  its  hot  arid  [)?old showers- A good way to >  brace  up after  a brisk swim  (n the clear"...protected bathing . .  fcrea-        "''',."''-���-, ......... ,-. ,...,.., y...,,..  Fishermen     just'   naturally  impend their time at Redroofs,  ^vhere . they can rent power  oats to head for the fine fish-  g spots ,in the Bay. A well  ��uilt private wharf is avail-  Mfjle for : .tourists ������.;��������� travelling ���  step-coast in' their yachts ; and v  |Measure ' crafts. This expens-  e, Extensive wharf is suit-  Pile  for  private  charter sea  plane landings.  Children can enjoy the  thrill of running along the  sandy shore, playing or swimming in the water close to  their parents, or spending  their time at the roomy playground found near a natural  lagoon.  Future plans for progress?  The old cottage style store,  long a landmark since completion 35 years ago, will be  replaced by a newv store. Each  year, several more new cabins  are  added at Redroofs.  Almost opposite the lighthouse on Mej*ry Island is Welcome Beach. This is a popular  place for summer visitors to  spend time. It is also the location of many fine residential  homes.  Farther   on,   at   scenic   Sea-  crest    subdivision,    a   -newly  completed    auto    court    overlooks   the   Gulf   of   Georgia.  Spectacular   in   view,   is   the  scene  showing  Point  Grey in  the distance and the hills surrounding    Nanaimo    in   vivid  colour.    Owned  by  Mir.   and  Mrs.  Bert   Barley,    this  four  acre auto court (has been started    with   an   original    investment     of    $10,000.     Glancing  from the wide windows of the  court    cabins,     visitors     will  nave   a   beautiful   panorama  view   of   the   whole    peaceful  coastline. This, auto court will  no doubt develop into one of  the  many   showplaces   sought  by tourists on their way along,  the wooded wonderland found  on the peninsula.  In the. other .direction, between Pender Harbour and  Halfmoon Bay, is a fascinating islet paradise. Even the  name is enchanting ��� Secret  Cove. Some 20 years ago, full  forest growth came to the  edge of a high rock cliff ��� ;  today, -a ^modern up-to-date  store, C.vSecret Cove Marine  Ser^icfestands as proof of the  beliefcljri this progressive pen-  insula.  About 20 years ago,    Norwegian    born*   F.  Brynelson,  lured   by  the  fjord   like  attractions of the Pacific coast,  landed    on   the    bare   barren  shore   ,to    face a full    forest  reaching   close  to  water.   By  work, ihard work, this  sturdy'  Scandinavian , chopped,   cleared,   and  hacked   out   sections  of soil, slowly, piece by piece.  After a small    clearing    was  made, he began to build a seawall to protect his  home. He  gathered    rocks    and    stones,  taking  his time  to  do   a  job  to last, mainly concerned with  accomplishing   something  worth  while.  At last, the job was completed ��� 15 years later! A  long high 1.800 foot seawall  stood sturdily against time  and weather. This massive  monument to a far sighted  Norwegian pioneer is immediately noticed as cabin cruisers ease in to the beau-'tiful  little harbour.  Back in the spring of 1949,  Norm Hoffar with his wife,  Marie, acted on a decision to  erect a newer type store on  the scenic site. Location for  the store was carved out of  rugged rocks and soil witli a  bulldozer. Today, Secret Cove  Marine Service is as modern  as the drive-in store next  door!  Surrounded by a lovely  landscaped . flower garden,  complete with white picket  fence, the store seems a mirage at first. Tourists clamber  -out of their cruisers to take  colour pictures of the- roses  and other flowers. The natural  wood construction of the store  blends in with the background  of tall timber contrasted with  the light stone wall, and the  calm bluewater in the foreground.     :\_     , y  Inside, other than the usual  groceries,' tlie store has meat, j  frozen ^fobds, , arid_ even   fine ,  ^Thursday August  9  1951    The  Coast News  23  china! Just above the freezer  is a valuable model of a 17th  century Danish sailing ship  armed with 14 guns. This  priceless model arouses interest from many tourists from  the Ihiundred of visiting cabin  cruisers  each  year.  The store has its light plant  and a telephone line. A beautiful view meets the eyes of  those driving the quarter mile  off the main Powell River���  Gibsons road to reach the well  stpeked  store.  Pleasure craft, about 500 a  year, passing Welcome -Pass,  continue two miles in to the  safe sheltered anchorage at  Secret Cove.  Pleasure crafts find Secret  Cove perfect in every way, a  good government wharf,  splendid space to anchor with  depth and calmness0 combined,  and a great place to fish!  Spoijt fishermen find spring  and cohoe salmon in the area.  Hundreds of Canadian and  American pleasure crafts call  in at Secret Cove for the sport  fishing each year.  A further marine 'service is  available here, for here is a  Home Oil outlet with marine  gas and diesel oil ready for  the frantic fisherman with a  low fuel tank. During spring  and fall each year, many tugs  and fishing vessels are serviced.  Width of cove is so great  even tugs with log booms can  anchor in 'perfect shelter.  Charter flights frequently  bring in scalers to work' on  these same log booms. For two  months during the fall, gillnet  fishermen call in to sell their  catch at a scow in the cove.  It is amazing and astonishing the distance travelled by ,  'many tourists in their pleasure craft A look at the log  book at Secret Cove Marine  Service   showes  signatures   of  nciair ro  SECHELT. ��� Lights on the  wharf, long promised, may be  well on their way.  Charged by the Board of  Trade to get the lights on,  Capt.- Andrew Johnston wired  James Sinclair, M.P., requesting, "immediate authorization  for the  awaited lights".  "Plans are now, and have  been for many months, in the  lhands of the department of  public works but authorization  is lacking from Ottawa. This  should speed up that end of  the deal," he said.  Portland, San Francisco and  Los Angeles. Often as many  as 25 pleasure cruisers have  been anchored in the safe seclusion of Secret Cove in, one  night.  - Norm Hoffar hints that cottages may soon be available in  the near future for those fond  of visiting the splendid scenery at Secret Cove.  This, then, is a summary of  the Halfmoon Bay area including nearby Redroofs iResort,  Wellconfe Beach, Seacrest subdivision and Secret Cove.  This perfect part of the peninsula has grown rapidly from  a thickly wooded forest area  without population some 40  years ago to a fast growing  progressive community of 750  persons! The natural beauty  of the area speaks for itself.  Here, is the ideal area to establish in a* progressive place,  fine for fun, work maintains  a steady pace,and live among  natural friendly surroundings.  Just the right place to relax  after work. A wonderful Western wonderland! Yes, Halfmoon Bay moves forward  to-  tourists from  as far south  as-    day.  I  I  ��  V..J  lr  Nearly 8 Years  More Than 650,000 Miles  Carrying 400,000 Passengers  Using 50 Miles Of  Roads  THROUGH   FLOOD SLEET  AND  SNOW  1  s  e  Progress With Safety  all flare 24  The  Coast News    Thursday  August  9  1951  There is a complete range of records on our  record shelves. The musical department of  Sunset features the latest in radios, grama-  phones and combination radio recorders.  Prices are cut to the bone in order to combat  the rising* cost of materials. You can spend  hours in Sunset proving to yourself that what  we   claim   about   our   latest   records    and  ] machines is., not just advertising. Hearing' and  4seeing is believing'.  >Ti  We have a complete plumbing service from  threading and supplying pipe of all sizes to  complete installation of the latest in bath-  rooms.  Greetings To  Black Ball & Progress  From The Peninsulas Most  Progressive Store  Sunset Hardware  Many suggestions for presents  line our shelves. Electrical  appliances are always ideal  gifts for weddings or anniversaries. Come in and view  our cut glass and cutlery.  Prices are far below the  quality of this amazing stock.  These ideal gifts are now on  our shelves ���seeing is believing..  Cutlery is the answer. Use our  budget plan now for later  presentation.  PHONE GIBSONS 32  %  Deal  eaters in  Famo  us  Frigidaire Products  Beatty  Washing Machi  acmnes  Ml Mr Stromlerg Carbon  RADIOS  GRAMAPHONES  Cut glass of a quality and  clarity that will amase you.  Cave dollars now in getting  that long for set of glasses  that will make you the ideal  hostess.  Furniture  Heating  Fencing  Linoleum  Paints  i  Wiring  Pipe Threading  ���* ������mf' y,^?*��i.*??;%.  ;? <'?+.%?'��� w?*m' -Yr"t~'-*  The MEN'S SHOP  HAERY REICHELT. Mgr.  WL�� XTn.-XTTtfr.-.jrC-' >.!Wr>:Vf��T��*tWB��S MHl * r  .v*g--<rT>>^T ��� nt+*A JTtt-r,


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