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 Provincial Library,  Victoria  9       ~ ���  Phcne your news or  orders to  c.  S-xth Year of  Publication     Vol. 6-8        Thursday February 21 1952   Published in GIBSONS, B.C.    Serving the Sunny Sechelt Peninsula  QUEEN VICTORIA, who died 51 years rfgo, was  the' last reigning Queen of England until  PRINCESS ELIZABETH succeeded tp thethrone  on the death of her father. The new Queen-is  25 years of age.. Victoria's reign of more than  60 years endedwith her_death in 1901.  ree Day  P\atiM For  Fish Derby  Summer  in'  ������;?'���-ThV<iommhhity -of ..Gibsons' may have a three day fishing  | derby this summer, which could beggar  any salmon derby  \ this country.  i,;    Hints of the mammoth enter- ~      ���"  ���fainraeiit^U,w&ichu.,,should ;��� p^uJU^x i  fishermen   and \. ^visitors :i>fi"bni?"v;i  everyAvheii'e," were given by.  Cliff Gray speaking at a Board  of Trade supper meeting,  Monday. _ ��� . ?  " According to the originator  of the idea, the derby would  not be won by the person who  &aught the largest, fish. "This  has been tried all over the  country. What we need m a  plan which will give every'  Fisherman a chance at the big-  prize. Under the .system we  suggest' everyone who has a  fish over five pounds in weight  will'have- an equal chance with  his -neighbor. There, will be a  chance for every, fisherman,  and each;.fisherman may enter  as many fish a's he wishes."_..  There is no entry, fee or  raffle attached to this. Mr.  Gray assured.  "If- the idea is handled  right,'' he said, "it can be of.  great benefit to the community  in the way of added publicity  while it is also a revenue maker,  for local merchants." ?; '  The Board of Trade in its  enthusiasm for the. new- idea,  named Cliff Gray to head.the  committee of >a whole, which  will handle the promotion .and  actual running of the program.  p  Secretary Of Legion  SECHELT. ��� Captain Andrew Johnston wafs re-elected  president of Legion Branch  140 at the * annual meeting,  February  13.  Other officers are: George  Batchelor, vice president;  William Smith, secretary, and  C.  G. Lucken, treasurer.  Executive officers include  Tommy Turner, John Burgess.,  Bert Sim, Jack McLeod and  -Dan . Mulrooney.. Sergeant at  arms will be Thomas. Weaver,  while- AVillhim Elliott Avill act  as padre. ���  . Highlight of the meeting  was the resignation of W. J.  Mayne from the position of  secretary, an-office he has held  for 17 years. He will act in an  advisory capacity.  The Ladies Auxiliary will  arrange a dinner for the men  on April 9, which is Wimy Day.  Osborne Buys  Old Mil! Site  SECHELT. ��� Yet another  land sale which is indicative  of the recent unprecedented  boom has been announced by  Union Estates.;  Latest pie'ce of laiid to come  under the hammer is the  old  sawmill site at the end of the  Porpoise Bay wharf which has  been bought, by E. F. Osborne  of Osborne Logging,  ed by the publicity department.        The mill site has been used  Arrangements,   are    already    as a log.dumping ground, but  underway with  forms  obtainable at local grocery stores or  Talent Night Now  Slated For April 14  SECHELT; 4"-This, area's  B.��TA will sponsor a Talent  Night, slated for April 25,'.according' to information releas-  Lang's Drugs, on. March 1,  April 14 will be the last day  for entries and according to  the? release, "no entries will  be considered, following this  date.':'  "this may  cording to  be'   changed,     ae-  informotion. ?���/���  Sale of the Inn and much of  the' Union Estate's property  may be a clue to the expected  expansion in this area following advent of the car ferry..  Wharf Renovations  May Be Only Start  Ganges    now   underway    in  the  outline  of  Gibsons  whari:  may   be   only  a .sample'with,  which to  guide  future-moves.  According to James Sinclair,  MP,   the   answer   to ^Gibsons  1 trafifitv?problem ' may y&e' :s6me  time di sit ant. :.  .'' Changes now being, made  on the wharf which will give  a three lane traffic surface,  may be only half the answer,"  he said. "This may not he the.  cure-all, but it will give the  authorities a: better chance in  future deliberations."  He warned the Village Council that it will have to work  in conjunction with Black Ball  Ferry, and the federal government, in order to find the proper answer.  The Village Commission has  a long list of correspondence  on this subject .with, both the  ferry company and the federal  government.  sons  w Pos  w  an  "Industrial  area    such  Peninsula  Offic  Hints that Gibsons may soon  have a bigger and better post  office were given out by James  Sinclair, MP, when answering  questions at a recent meeting  in-Bal's. Hall.  "Following objections from  local residents that the post  office* was too small and general unsatisfactory, I took the  matter up with the post master  general's department. They are  going to look into the matter,  and I believe, we will be assured of a better post office in  the near future."  In his talk, Mr. Sinclair  credited B.M. Maclntyre,MLA,  with "doing the only good  piece of road work I have seen  for many years." He was referring to the double flushing  completed On portions of the  Sechelt-Gibsons highway last  year. -  Defense Measures Interfere  IVith Breakwater building  Breakwaters at Roberts Creek, Gibsons and Sechelt will  have to wait a long time before they corns into being.  This was -.She crux of James Sinclair's hint when discussing the question at a public meeting in Gibsons, Wednesday.  "Defense work which uses up construction material will  have to take preceedence," he said. "I can't give you any  hope on the breakwaters. It all depends on the amount of  money available and the uses to which it has to be put.  Defense of the nation comes first."  ? "Leadership is the most important part of the Board.'7  "A Board of Trade should be a civic watchdog, and  the  civics  committee  is  probably  the  most  important  within  the  unit." ,  promotion    for  as   the  Sechelt  could be hard, long  and difficult, and unless done  in a professional fashion, could  even be harmful."  "Tourists need constant promotion and this area! is very  lucky in having so many  natural attributes."  This was the gist of a talk  Monday, given Gibsons Board  of Trade by Lawrence Eck-  royd, B.C. Manager, Canadian  Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Eckroyd drew on his  knowledge- of Chambers of  Commerce, activities gained  through many years in an executive position and attendance  at three universities studying.  Boards of Trade work, to give  hints for loca^] body's guidance.  A  sliding  scale  of fees  for  various firms in the community should be adopted by the  B; ard, lie said. "This will give  you a better chance to keep on  a   level    financial,   keel  while*  also laying the onu's of paying  on  the  companies which  gain  the most from the Board."  ��� He  outlined   reasons behind?  formation of the B.C."Chamber"  of  Commerce   pointing;_t,o_ the  overall     benefits ' gained    by  having   a   coordinating   organ  at the provincial and national---  level.  Any plan for raising money  on behalf of the Board of  Trade is good, he said, "as  long as it is legal."  He gave the history of the  Board of Trade or Chamber of  Commerce from its early hir  cepiicn as a guild' by various  craftsmen in -the early world  to its inception as a Chamber  in  1650 in France.  With 700 chambers in Canada and all speaking with one  voice through national head-'  quarters, the Boards have a^  tremendous influence in. nation al. affairs and legislation,  both pro.vi.ncal and federal.  He warned members not tov  use this strength with too ������  much vigour until they were ���  sure of the direction they'  wished to go.  He recalled the first visit he  made to this country when the  electric power was owned? by  a private company; the Port'-  .Mellon road was only a dream  and there were- no fine build-  JmproyerneRt Grjup  to Try For Roads  ROBERTS' CREEK.���Roads  and discussion on them took up  a major portion of time during  the regular meeting of the Improvement Association.  It was decided to get all  public bodies on the Peninsula  to. cooperate, in an effort to  have the  roads fixed.  The meeting, held in the new  Legion Hall, heard a report  from the Water Board.  Announcement was made of  a concert on February 23 under  direction of Miss Margaret  Ma'dntyre. Proceeds will go to  the fire equipment fund.  mgs.  He  suggested the  Board   ol  Poignant Service  At King's Burial  Ballentine     and    Mrs.     Mary  St e nner.  A mixed church choir added     There,  to the program.  British Columbia, proportionally, has the greatest number of Chambers or Boards of  Trade    in    Canada,    he    said.-  31)  are  110 in B.C.  The King's example to ' his  people of strength and character wais matin point in the  talk by ..Rev. H. U. Oswald  during dedication ceremonies  held for His Late Majesty,  Friday.  More, than one hundred persons attended the ceremonies  which wer'e held in the Sehool  Hall.  The parade was led by the  Canadian Legion Branch 109,  followed by the W.A. and the  Brownies    under   Mrs.    C. G.  Usher Heads  Trade Committe  Mel Usher w'as elected chairman of the Gibsons Board of  Trade Ways and Means committee at the supper meet,-  Monday.  He replaces Vic Metcalfe,  who had to retire owing to  business pressure. Mr. Metcalfe will continue as advisor.  New Brighton 1  First Born There  GAMBIER ISLAND.���Boris  to Mr. and Mr;. E. Lundquist  of New Brighton, the first ba'by  ever to be born in this community, a girl, Cherie Elaine...  5 pounds 6 ounces, at home onr  February 1.8.  The proud mother is grateful!  for the aid of Dr Hugh Inglis  who attended9 the auspicious*  occasion. The Coast News   Thursday February 21 1952  J^4A*5$  Member Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association.  (Established 1945)  Authorized as second class mail,   Post  Office  Department,   Ottawa.  WILLIAM   SUTHERLAND   ���   SAMUEL   NUTTER,   Publishers  Published  Every  Thursday.  Rates of Subscription: 12 mos. $2.00; 6 mos. $1.25; 3 mos. 75c.  5c per copy. United States and Foreign, $2.50 per year.  Phone Gibsons 45  Box 6, Gibsons. British Columbia.  it  ilonald  P-Ti feeds Support  Far too many parents, once they have dressed, washed and  fed their children, feel they have discharged their responsibility  to the kids as far as preparing for their education goes.  This is not so.  " If parents want their children to halve the best possible  edaeation, they musd tiake a keen personal interest in the curriculum that is being taught and the extra1, curricular activities  that are going on in the school.  An excellent opportunity is afforded, parents to keep in close  touch with the school through the Parent-Teachers' Association  and everyone who neglects their P-TA is derelict in their responsibility to their children.  The local P-TA groups arei ever in need of support from  parents who should be volunteering for this opportunity to guide  their own.  It is hardly good enough that the work of P-TA organizai-  tions should be left to a few enthusiastic persons, some of whom  no longer have children attending.schools.  A few days ago ai United States columnist disclosed the  extent of red communist propaganda which had infiltrated into  text books. This sounds amazing and impossible, but is is true.  And it is the duty of every parent to see that his or her child  is given the opportunity to study unbiased text books.  We are not of the opinion that red propaganda should be  banned from our schools, but when it is given to the children  to study, it should be< clearly understood to the child the source  of such news or informaltion is suspect and biased. ���  To get back to the columnist's disclosure. The reason lies  and just plain junk got into the lessons was because too few of  the parents were interested in what the children were learning.  It was a case of let the teachers do it. Thajt is what they are  paid for.  The school system is, at present, going through a transition.  New methods of teaching are being studied and it is hot enough  that parents leave all the'answers to hired help, no matter how  good that help may be.  At first appearance it seems silly for us to advice parents  to get out and hefllp guide their own children through life, but  it is never the less a necessity.  It is the duty of us all to see that our children get the  right start. l  The right start starts with joining the nearest P-TA.  Reader's Right  Editor, The News,  $>rlyn ,...<������-  "May I express my feeling re  ���the refus'al of the P.UvC. to  ;gra&it an increase to the Sechelt  ^loitor Transport Company.  X have no doubt had the B.C.  Electric Company and B.C.  Telephone, made a similar application they would have been  granted such, despite the fact  $50 million was added, to the  B.C.E. stock without one iota  ���of increase in its assets..  The deal was put over by  Montreal and Toronto financiers. The management and officials of   the  company were  left with the necessity of finding the money for the interest  ��� the P.U.C. has so far  obliged.  United Staites courts have  recently disallowed some fancy  stock deals in which the B.C.  Telephone figured.  By turning down the. little  fellow, the P.U.C. can prove to  the world that it is serving the  public interest.  I don't like higher rates,  but neither would I like to see  the Sechelt Motor Transport  crippled. We have had an increasingly good service, lad I  have more faith in them than I  have in the P.U.C.  ��� G. S-vHasJam  efiGoi  eforestatisn  Thumbing His Ho"s  The Nanaimo Towing Co. Ltd.  Your Local Complete Marine TOWING SERVIC*  AGENTS:���  Pender Harbour: Bill Donley���Phone:  Sechelt  11S2  Gibsons. Reg.  Godfrey���Phone:  Granthams 56  Nanaimo: Phone 555���Night: 1497 or 305  Vancouver: Phone PAcific 4553 ��� PAcific 6825  Phone Us Collect for Quotations  "Tractor Transport No. V1 ������ especially equipped for  hauling eats, trucks and logging equipment by sea  Loff Towing Scow Towing Pile Driving  Dredging Wharf and Float Construction  Breakwater  Construction Marine Salvage  , ..-������-.-        Salvage Pumps  A gre/at interest in tree  planting is being shown by  teachers and school children of  B.C. Many schools have an  annual tree planting as part  of their Forest Conservation  Week program, others carry  out larger projects such as the  school children of Mission City  who last year planted 3,000  trees on burned over land.  The- Junior Forest Wardens  of Powell River have planted  20,000 trees in their district,  and these .energetic youngsters  are now working with Government and company foresters on  the. establishment of a tree  nursery where they plan to  raise 5,000 trees annually for  re-foresting around the Powell  River area.  Alberni, and many other  forest industry centers have  their school children spend one  or several days on re-forest-  atiton' projects, and even the  smelting city of Trail, has an  annual tree planting day in  order to protect and beautify  the surrounding, once barren,  hillsides. t  The town of Squamish was  one of the first B.C.-.communities to start this fine plan of  encouraging youngsters to take  part in,re-foresting as a means  of educating them in the need  of conservation and now there  is a fine 12 year old j'oung  forest growth on what was  once a barren, burned over  area.    ..  *~%U&CA*f  Reader's Right  Editor, The News,  Sir: ���  It would be well if there, is  a good attendance- of taxpay-  ers at the opening of the new  school. It may bring home to  some the magnificence of this  structure and also some of the  difficulties that the Sehool  Board has had to overcome to  bring this affair to a successful  conclusion.  . It is a: sad commentary on  the state of, affairs that such  a fine building should be sacrificed to house such a,bunch of  ill-mannered scalawags, the  majority^, of whom have not  yet learned to say please, or  thank yqii, or to .tiake their  hats off iyhen required.  i:?-'.'���'' ���'-���'Ex Animo  A Partisan means a person  w^o* takes an opposite political  view from you.  It once was smart to be  thrifty. If things continue it  might some day be-,a-crime.  free Rings Here  Record Our History  There are few records remaining to-day of the big trees  that once grew in the Lower  Mainland cf British Columbia.  One of the'largest trees recorded ���wias, a Douglas Fir that  ��>mea:iuHd 25 feet; in diameter.  \yith a bark of 16 inches. This  tree had an over-aill height of  417 feet.  The Canadian Forestry Asso-.  citation has a section of a 16  inch Douglas Fir bark from a?  tree felled in ,the Lynn Valley  Indian Reserve in 1925.. There  is still stands of very old trees  growing in coastal valleys and  their growth rings could tell  quite a history of conditions  on the coast through the centuries. One of the mysteries  recorded in the rings of these  very old B.C. trees,, is that for  a period of nearly 21 years  (from 1289 to 1310;} there appeared very little growth and  no explanation has yet been  found for this, simee as little  as iy2 inches of growth was  recorded an one tree that had  shown 4"t/2 inches over a 20  year period prior to this 1289  and normal growth from 1310  on. ���' '?  * ����*���*�� ����������a��4J>M*BaMaai  -1  II  .11  I  I*  I'  ill  ;��l  I  I  .si  if  3!  1  FOR THE VERY  FINEST  HARDWARE  CHINA and DRYGOODS  GROCERIES ��� DRUGS  FISHING SUPPIES  HOME ESSENTIALS^  MURDOCH'S  MARINE SUPPLY  Pender Harbour, B.C.  m*a**ssB**��M*��Maft*fiff  Canada's  .#  Another  ���u'jwivHja-4m -. ��� =A ClgWp-r  Bank or Montreal  WORKING: WITH ..CANADIANS, IN EVERY WALK OF LIFE SINCE  18!?  Gibsons Branch: THOMAS LARSON, Manager.  Sechelt (Sub-agency); Open Tuesday and Thursday  Port Mellon (Sub-agency): Open Friday  product of  The BRITISH  COLUMBIA  DISTILLERY?  Co. Ltd.  @  BC  RESERVE  w  The British Columbia Distillery po. Ltd.  NEW  WESTMINSTER,   B.C.  .;��� ���     s '��� :    8CD-I-07  This advertisement  is not published or displayed by  tlie Liquor Control Board or by the  Government of British Columbia:;  <tt)EMMMi Around Murdoch's  BY- MYRNER  During the past month,  since the fall fishing finished,  there has been a lot of activity  on the Sonnie Mackay place.  Sonnie and his alble helpers  have been busy clearing, burning, building trails, a loading  stage, and all the things thai  have to be done in preparation  for  building a  home here?  Mr. and Mrs. George Phillips, Alice and Esther returned  from 'Vancouver and we ar->  pleaded  to  say  tha'r  Cieorse  is  feeling much better.  Miss Jean Mackay, who has  been studying for hei\ matric  in Vancouver, is home for the  Christmas, holidays.  Mrs. J. Duncan ha.s been to  New Westminster to visit her  sister, Mrs. Harold Parker and  to see her new niece.  .Mrs. M. MaeQuarrie received  word that her son, Neil, was  seriously ill and left for Vancouver. We all hope that he is  oiif.' of danger now.  Bob Leith received a nasty  smack in the face with a  choker the other day, but we  are glad to report that outside  of a broken.nose and a black  eye, he was not seriously hurt.  Thursday February 21 1952    The Ccast Mews  Kleindale News  By Mrs. O. DUBOIS  Mrs. Roy West is in General  Hospital in Vancouver and,  according to latest news, will  be home quite soon.  Shirley West was admitted  to hospital recently. We are  not aware of her condition at  time of going to, press.  Mrs. Charles Sundquist is  also in Vancouver fwith her  husband,    who    underwent   a  major operation..  Our local Chevron Garage,  operated by Pete and John  Klein, is ai very busy place, it  has also a full time mechanic,  and a bookkeeper named Jack  MacKay.  Mr. and Mrs. C. Wilson have  left for Seattle with small  daughter, Barbara. The intention is to visit, a: specialist  with their young daughter,  who has been sick for a! time.  Mrs. I. Phillips and son,  Jack, have also been hospital  patients. It seems all the news  we get here is concerned with  someone going to, or getting  out of hospital.  Mi-, and Mrs. M. Dubois of  Surrey, recently made a trip  here in order to visit with  their many relatives in thU  vicinity.  Guests at a recent dinner  party at the home of Mrs. O.  Dubois included Mr. and Mrs.  N. Phillips and sou, James,  with his fiance, Miss Franc;*  Moore. An evening of da'ncing  was enjoyed.  /^^^^/f^y^y^f/.   ���  Above, Oldamobile Ninety-Eight 4-Door Sedan. Below, Oldsmobile Super, "88" 4-Door Sedan. *Hydra-Matic Super Drive optional at extra cost on both series.  *GM Hydraulic Steering optional at extra cost on Ninety-Eight series. Equipment, accessories and trim subject to change without notice.  /  hydra-maticsuper drive *.��  Now Hydra-Matic adds a new  range ���~"Super"   Range   for  super, performance'��� thrilling action !  Optional at extra cost on Ninety-Eight and  6eries.  GM HYDRAULIC STEERING*! This newest development in power-  assisted steering takes out the effort,  leaves in the "feel*! Optional at  extra cpst on Ninety-Eight series.  OLDSMOBILE "ROCKEr  ENGINE!  160  horse,  power ��� new Qua'dri-Jet  Carburetor. ��� new high-lift - valves  ��� now more thrilling than ever!  Meet the most powerful "Rocket" Olxlsmobile ever built!  the all-new Ninety-Eight ��� a triumph of fine-c?ir design ���  a classic! The sensational new action-star ��� Oldsmobile's  Super "88" for 1952! Both bring you the new 160 horsepower "Rocket"! Both feature Oldsmobile's new Hydra-  Matic Super Drive* ��� and an even smoother "Rocket Ride" !  And, in the magnificent Ninety-Eight, Oldsmobile achieves  a new high in fine-car design! There's new GM Hydraulic  Steering*. A sweeping new "long look" outside! "Custom-  Lounge" interiors ��� the finest you've ever seen! Come in  and see them today !  1952   OLDSMOBILE  'f  0-352A  PENINSULA MOTOR PRODUCTS Ltd. Wilson Creek, B. C. 4  The Coast News     Thursday February 21 1952  ^  Date  Pad  An Opportunity fur Prospective Builders  February 22 at 2.30 p.m. annual meet of West Howe Sound-  Reel Cross in Gibisons Memorial  Hall.  February 23,  Of OUT S  No. 3 shiptep, 2 x 4, 2 x �� S4S   per  1x6   per  2  Gibsons P-TA  Square Dance in School Hall.  Orchestra!.  seispiap ��X2��   per  better 2x4, 2x6 S4S per  ��� FREE DELIVERY. GIBSONS AREA ���  Slight extra charge for delivery Roberts Creek  and further points.  Lumber cut to specification ���Orders of any size taken.  Phone S2 ��� or leave orders at mill  SUCRE LUMBER Co. Ltd.  ��� North Road ��� Gibsons  February 24 at 2 p.m. Junior  Garden Club at home cf Mrs.  Carrol, Shaw Road.  Co-op  The regular monthly meet-  ing of the Sechelt P-TA will  be held on February 28 at.^8  p.m. in the Sehool Hall. A  founders day programme is  planned.  February 29th, Badminton  Club Dance. Halfmoon Bay  Hall.  is now under new  manag*  March.5, Elphinstone School  Open House from 1 to 3 p.m.  Class participation 7.30 to 10  p.m.  The Coast News  CLASSIFIED  FOR SALE  Villi  SALE  " 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  HOUSE for sale at Gibsons;  three rooms and utility room,  modern plumbing. Waterfront  property. W. Emerson, Gibsons  or phone 90-J 8  Alder wood, $10.50 per cord;  Fir wood $11.50 per cord, delivered. E. McCartney. R.R. 1,  Gibsons. Phone 20-L tfn  1952- Morris Oxford. ��� A new  ��ar with only. 1800 miles. Good  reason for selling as this is an  Ideal family oar. Terms arranged. See. Sam Nutter, Coast  News. tfn  1950 Auto cycle. $175. Phone  Lawrence Rouse, Sechelt 59-M  8  Chevrolet   3-ton    Truck   with  dump body, 2-speed rear axle,  /Eois��>-.2. rear view mirrors, cab  ^protector  .and   heavy   rear  .springs. Purchased May 1951.  -Apply Robert Bums, Municipal  *Cle*k, Gibsons.  9  '1937 Terraplane Coach, 1952  Jieence, heater, new tires, first  clalss shiape, $395. Apply Ross  Roth, Gibsons,, Kenmore Cottage. 8  LOTS. Ten down, ten a month,  this to allow people like myself a chance to have a home.  5Tou -don't have, to buy. See  -them -centre Selma Pairk with  -good Ocean view., Also bush  -wood, gravel, and cement  itmMing blocks. Thos. Snod-  ���grass Agency, Selma Park.  ?3Phone 75-R  7  3 room, comfortable home, duroid roof, partially furnished.  Close in to village, $2000 cash.  Coleridge Agencies. Phone Gibsons 37.  1 Yukon chimney, 1 kerosene  oil heater. J. Thomas, Beach  Avienue, Roberts Creek.  Girls sideway bicycle and large  tricycle. Apply R. Hunter,  Oibsonsr  One male, and four female  goats bred. D.J. Smith, Elphinstone Road, R. R. 1, Gibsons.  9  Small bakery and coffee bar  in Victoria, $1200.. Write for  particulars to 1275��� Osoar St.,  Victoria, B.C.  WANTED TO RENT * '  Wanted to rent three bedroom  house, with electricity. Box 10,  Coast News. tfn  PERSONAL  IF YOU intend buying baby  Chicks and Pullets this year,  write for catalogue of breeds  and prices to Appleby Poultry  Fairm, Mission City, B.C.  - 13  Private Ju-Jitsu lessons by  professional. Apply George  Payton, Roberts  Creek.  PAINTING and  PAPERHANGING  SPRAY   and   Brush   Painting  also paper hanging. J. Melhus.  Phone Gibsons 33  14  WANTED  FIR PILING & CEDAR  POLES  For specification and other  information I  ... Apply to |  CANADA CREOSOTING  COMPANY, Ltd.        ; :  P.O. Box 158,  North Vancouver  Telephone: North 1421  tfn  FOR  SALE  Cruiser for sale or charter.  40 ft. Columbia River type  hulL Fully equipped. Sleeps  four. First class condition.  Full marine insurance.  For further particulars  write P.O. Box 993, Victoria,  B.C. 11  USB THE COAST NEWS  CLASSIFIED  John Wood is  Sunset -Owner        "  * *  Something   new    has    been  added.  ' Cliff Gray, at the Board of  Trade supper introduced the  new owner of Sunset Hardware, John Wood, who hails  from Nanaimo and "intends  to stick around this' country,  for a long time yet.:  icison  A MASTER  BAKER  is ready to serve you with ^he finest baking gained  through years of experience in the baking trade.  You are assured of -quality and economy in price when  you buy from the reliable  7 5  Gower Gleanings  BY GYPSY TOWERS  At last with our good King  reverently laid to rest, and our  beautiful young Queen taking  up her arduous duties, life resumes its normal tenor. May  the future hold a brighter and  happier course.  Miss Mary Dykes paying one  of her Welcome visits to the  family manor ���- rushing the  spring cleaning and bolstering  the winter low (spirits) of her  ' Pia and Ma.  J. D. Smith still not up to  par, but coming along nicely.  Pete Nicholson battling with  his septic tank. George Evans,  former partner with William  Bow, and Mrs. Evans visiting  at Stronlochie, observing' the  delightful custom of bearing  'small tokens of good luck on  their visit to the Bow's new  home. This is the form of a  pot of varied hued hyacinths,  leaving v their fragrance to  linger oh long after they had  departed. .  Lena Townsend, brother Jim  with sion ".Kenneth,, up to check  on the progress of the alterations on their summer home.  Launching with the J. D.  Smith's.  Mrs.\ Snowden enjoying a  visit from her daughter and  family, who drove out from the  Blast. Calling on her old neighbors lat the Point. Mrs. Percy  Parnswortlr? struggling with a  bout of? laryngitis. Too much  gossiping with her daughter, ,  LeOnus! Mrs. Jim Beaton still.  hanging on to her cold���didn't  think the Scotch was1 that  strong, ^lashan!  The merry tinkle of the Ice  Cream man lending a touch of  civilization to Our quiet little  corner. Finding lots of customers. Albert Crowhurst promoted from the monkey business with honors, now devoting  his talent to Dick Whittington  cats. You should pop around  and see his- wares. Well worth  while.  A good representation from  Gower to hear their brilliant  M.P. gives his interesting report to his Constituency.  Back to the fur underwear,  the frosts ar;e back. -Is it true  what they say about fixing  the road? That will.be the day!  Business and Professional  I R ECTORY  Please Clip This Directory Out and Hang By Your Phone  For Reference  BJiEit BOTTLES  Will  call  and  buy for  cash,  bee*  bottles, scrap metal, etc.  Calls  made   at  intervals  from  Hopkins to Irvins Landing  R. H. STROSHEIN  Wilson- Creek.  HARDWARE  BUSINESS  SERVICE  BUSINESS BUREAU  Complete  Accounting Service  Income  Tax Problems  Secreterial Work  Phone:   Sechele 55  B.W. M.BONE  Chartered Accountant  1045 W. Pender St., Vancouver, B.C.  Phone TAtlow 1954  ELECTRICAL WORK  Reliable  Electrical  Repairs  Appliances, Fixtures,  Radios  Washing Machines  Everything Electrical  Hearing  Aid Batteries  GIBSONS ELECTRIC  Phone 45  WAL-LY'S  Radio and Electric  Sales ��� Service  Agent foF Marconi Products  Phone  Sechelt 25.J  .FLORIST  ?-* Flowers for  all  occasions.  >   We are agents for large  ' - Vancouver florists. ?.: .  Fast service for weddings '  ii and funerals. ������'���;..'  / JACK MAYNE  f       Phone Sechelt 24 or write  P.O. Box 28.  KNOWLES SERVICE  HARDWARE  Phone 33 ��� Gibsons B.C.  Builders' Hardware  Paint ��� Plumbing  ��� Appliances ���  Complete Installation  Maintenance Service .  DELIVERIES  TO ALL POINTS  PLUMBING  Plumbing  and Electrical  Supplies   Fixtures  Service v  SECHELT BUILDING  SUPPLIES  GIFT STORE  Headquarters  for  Wool,  Logons ��� Cards ��� Toys  Miscellaneous Gifts  GIBSONS 5-10-15 STORE  Left of Post Office  Gibsons, B.C.  PLUMBING and HEATING  SUNSET HARDWARE  ��� GIBSONS ���  Registered  Plumbers  PLUMBING   |  Sales aiid Contracting  Plumbing   Heating  and  and Supplies  REAL ESTATE and  INSURANCE*- ....  --     --       r-  "- ' '1  JOHN COLERIDGE  AGENCIES  Gibsons  and   District's   Only  Full  Time Real Estate and Insurance  Office Since 1948.  SE<X>WH^D STORE  MACHINISTS  HILLS MACHINE SHOP  Mobilized Welding  Welding anywhere ���?? Anytime  Expert Tradesmen  precision  Machinists  Phone 54 ��� Res: 58  Hardware ��� China  Tools ��� Furniture : .-'*  Household Equipment -���  Magazine ��� Books  WE BUY -��� TRADE.��� SELL  PENINSULA SECOND     [  HAND STORE v  F&one Gibsons 99    ?  TAX1    , ... .,-      ��� --��� _;.;-.   ,.  TAXI SIR?  call ?;;  BILL HUNTER **  Sechelt 48  WATCH REPAIRS 5      "  J. A; HAGUE  ' Watch Repairs  Engraving ��� Ronson  Parts. ���  GIBSONS. B.C.  , Pender Harbour      $| |j|2JQf] ||oad  BY SARAL  Last week the Lynn Danis',  aboard the "Edith D", and  the C. Brown's with the "Miz-  pah", journeyed to Vancouver,  weather left very much to be  ���desired. Bright spot was a visit  to the Totem Theatre to see  "East Lynne." We very highly  recommend these players. A  '"live" show in more ways  than one.  Mr. and Mrs. Ge,orge Simpson were visitors to Vancouver  last week, also Don Cameron.  ��� J. Baker is at present in Vancouver, Dan MacDonald is on  his way there.  Sorry to report the Allan  "-Stewart's are. soon to be leav^  ing this community to take up  residence in Vancouver. Peggy  and AI will be missed, (and all  our good wishes go with them.  Would like to say "hello"  -to John Cameron, still confined  -to sick bed. At least you didn't;  have to shovel snow, John.!  orgonen  Most every kind of germ can  -"be isolated except the germ of  war.  In spite of the f atet that Mr.  E. C. Carson is no longer minister of public works, his promise still stands as far as the  Gibsons Board of Trade is concerned.  W. Sutherland, at the recent  Boord meet, was authorized to  correlate tattempts 'of Powell  River, Sechelt and Pender  Boards of Trade to have the  "$1 million which was to be  spent on our roads, not forgotten."  Sutherland was ordered to  eonta'ct B.M. Maclntyre, MLA,  in <an effort to bring the promised major road changes into  this area.  Gibsons heard a suspicion  from the Coast News representative that there "is a distinct possibility the Agamemnon road may not be completed  this year."  This is the second link  necessary to complete the much  touted Vancouver ��� Powell  River road link.  ANGLICAN       SERVICES  FEBRUARY 24  St. Bartholomew's Church   Gibsons  11.00 a.m   Sunday School  \' ���      . 3.30 p.m   Evensong  St. Hilda's Church ���'...   Sechelt  ���  t 11.00 a.m.  ........ Holy Communion  11.00 a.m . .\   Sunday School  St. Aidan's Church ...   Roberts Creek  2.00  p.m    Sunday. School  3.15   p.m..    Evensong  UNION SPECIALS  GROCERY .;..-.  1 doz. eggs ��� Half lb. Bacon  Cheddar Cheese  -    Medium Ontario  Butter  Fraser Valley  Swift's Lard  Margene margarine  1 lb.  1 lb.  1 lb.  1 lb?  79c  59c  72c  24c  40c  SEE   OUR < SPRING  P/UNT  SPECIALS  GLASS CUTTING ��� PROMPTLY ��� EFFICIENTLY  See the specials on  ODDS  and   ENDS  TABLE  NEW OPERATING HOURS  Now open s^x days per week, except Sunday.  HOURS Monday ��� Friday  9-6 p.m.  Saturday .... ..L....... -9- 6.30 p.m.  YOUR RED AND WHITE STORE,  General Store  Phone Sechelt 18  lueen  Celebration Planned  Gibsons will be assured of a  May Queen and parade this  year.  Plans and money are under  way for the bumper celebration  which scartecl four years ago  by Les Peterson, Ray Elliott  and Cliff Gray.  The parade iahd May Queen  have been more or less a football during their lives, but last  year a special committee *wias  struck, which is still in being,  and will take over the plans  for this year.  Speaking to the Board of  Trade, Monday, Cliff Gray  hinted there was money in the  committee's funds which would  go toward helping in this  year's efforts. ��  He asked for support from  the merchant's iu the village,  pointing out that many benefits accrued from the parade  and dance which follows the  election.  There is a welding influence  in the May Queen celebrations  which helps every community  toward getting to know itself  better.  He used New Westminster  as an example of a town getting the most from the celebrations.  "A city or town which has  ��� no   such    celebrations    during  the year usually finds itself a  cold   and  plain; business   area  without heart or feeling.'  Thursday February 21 1952 The Coast News  f}  Coleridge Is  Newest Notary  A new not airy public has  been added to the select list of  this coveted association.  According to a very imposing scroll now Hanging in his  office, and signed by the Lieutenant Governor of the Province of B.C., John C. Coleridge  can now do the work of a  notary within ten miles of the  village.'  Mr. Coleridge had recently  completed an insurance, ad-  Nvisor's course in Vancouver,  which was attended by insurance authorities from both  Canada and United Slates.  Youngest Gibson  Girl Now Sick  Mrs, P. Strommie, youngest  daughter of famous Daddy  Gibson, founder of this village,  was recently taken to Columbia  Hospital, New Westminster,  suffering from a stroke according to her niece, Mrs. Clay  Chamberlin.  Mrs.   Strommie,   nee   Nellie  Gibson,   came   to this   village*  when ^he was 'six years of age  and lived here for more than '  40 years.     -  Further reports of this well  known pioneer will b'e carried  in the Coast News.  Anything cheaper?  A man entered a: shop in  Jacksonville, Fla.;" picked up  a suitcase and fled with it. The  manager pursued and called a  cop. They soon ran down the  culprit. "I don't know _ what  made me do it," the man cried.  "If you won't arrest me, I'll  be glad to pay for it."  The manager agreed, so they  returned to the shopteto. complete the transaction. There?  the customer grew cautious.  "As a maater of fact," he. said,  "this bag is* a little ^better  than I had in mind. I wonder  if you would show me something cheaper."  \      ��� ^ The Reader's, Digest  Sample Bay At ElphiostoHe Med  MARCH   5   ���   7.30-10 p.m.  This is your opportunity to turn back the time and  live again your school days.  Follow a student through a day's classes in the new  school. See how they do it in this modern day and find  out for yourself where your money goes both for the  building and 'the educational.  Forms can be obtained at Gibsons, the Howe Sound  5, 10 & 15 Store, The Coast News and Shell Oil Station.  Also in Roberts Creek at M & W Store, and in Sechelt  at Lang's Drug's.  E2B3H  "fir -'���"ti jr r"i",inTW-iiiiliiift"����"'-'Mj���r  Sf Hilda's Cemetery  closed as  POBL3C   BOREAL   GROUND  effective  February  952  GORDON WEST ANNOUNCES  BAL'S   THEATRE  Gibsons  UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT  effective  MARCH 3  To be known as  THE GIBSONS THEATRE  Monthly programs  to be distributed  Be sure  to get your copy  OPEN EVERY NIGHT EXCEPT SUNDAY  THREE PROGRAMS WEEKLY  FIRST  WEEK'S   PROGRAM:  RICHARD CONTE ��� JACK OAKIE  VALENTIN A CORTES A  in  "Thieves' Highway"  Monday. March 3 .... ...... 7 and 9 p.m.  Tuesday, March 4   8 p.m.  STEWART GRANGER ��� DEBORAH KERR  in '     ��� y  "King Salomon's Mines"  ��� Technicolor  Wednesday, March 5  8 p.m.  Friday, March 7 '  7 and 9 p.m.  JUDY GARLAND ��� VAN JOHNSON  BUSTER KEATON  "In the Good Old Summer Time"  Technicolor  Thursday, Mvrch 6  ...,   8 pm.  Saturday, March 8 ...>..."..��� 7 and 9 p.m. The Coast New*  Thursday  February 21 1952  Use The   Coast News Classified  &<��&**+*'   r     *S-.  - THE NEW OLDSMOBILE FOR 1952 is offered m two series���the Classic "98" and the  Super "88". Both series are powered by the improved "Rocket" engine whose horsepower  has been stepped up from 135 to 160 and which is equipped with the four-barrel Quadri-Jet  carburetor. Hydra-Matic Drive, an option at extra cost on both series, has a new super range  for increased performance. A new rear stabilizer improves car handling and minimizes side  sway at high speeds. GM Power Steering is optional at extra cost on the "98" series. A  total of eight models is available with new styling and more luxurious interiors. Shown here  - is the 1952 Oldsmobile Super "88" four-door sedan.  To Stan and Ivy Allihone  Osi the opening of  Gibsons Bakery  All Electric  Installed by  GIBSONS ELECTRIC  This and That  BY MRS NESTMAN  Another victim of appendix  trouble is Jim Garlock in Vancouver. He is doing very well  at this time.  Mm Stella Pearl of Granthams is in Pender Hospital,  where she is restting comfortably. A note from a daily  pafper tells of a son born to  the John Theed's in Dawson  City, Yukon, on February 2.  John is former Bank of Montreal Manager here.  An orchid to the Kin Wives,  who   responded   very  quickly  to an SOS for baby's clothes  to a little stranger who came  in a hurry   on   Gambier  last  week. It would be a nice gesture if you   ladies who   have  baby  clothes, that  could still  be used, would turn them over  to the VON nurse, or to any  of   the Kin   ladies, so that a  reserve could be on hand for  any hurry up case. They are a  little short iat this time, having had two rush callsi so far  for help in this kind of situation.   They   hatve cleaned out .  all they have, and  will have"1  to depend on the generosity of  everyone who would   like   to  help. If you c&re to, you can  pass them on to me, and I will  see  they reach  their destination. Thank you.  Our VON Nurse reports for  January that she had ten new  nursing care-cases, and paid  these 156 visits. Six new' health  instruction cases with 40 visits  and one home delivery where  she spent 16 hours on duty.  She collected $37.25 in fees and  DVA cheques for November,  $68.75 for December. She spent  two and half hours at the  Indian School, and the baby  clinics were postponed twice,  due to unforeseen circumstances.  It may not be well known  that any prospective mother  is entitled to have the VON  Nurse call on her, so that she  may receive information, and  prenatal instructions. So call  your VON Nurse, she will be  hajppy to help you in any way,  no matter if it is at home or  in the hospital. When yofo come  home with your,baby, she will  call on you ia gain and help you  until baby is old enough to  a'ttend the Public Health baby  clinic.  Mrs. Tom Howe's mother  arrived from the east and will  be staying with Pat.  Stan Alibone will be opening  his new bake shop in the near  future. Great preparations going on in the little shop next,  to Knowles Hardware.  Spotted Mrs. liarry Greenwood in the village the other  day. She tells me she is going  to come back, maybe around  first part of Mairch. She misses  .everyone, and not a bit'happy  being away.  Met Mrs. Roth, our local  dressmaker, the other day with  her little grandson. She is also  baby sitting for her daughter.'  who is "Lady in waiting."  Grandma's do come in handy,  don't they? But the small ones  make you feel your age.  Fastest Animal  The antelope is regarded as  America V fastest moving animal, it runs at a speed of about  62 miles per-hour. A race horse  runs at about 34 'miles per  hour. A gray hound' at 40 miles  per hour. A wild boar at 30  miles per hour.  "Old at 40,50,60?"  ��� Man; You're Crazy  Forget your ��*el Thousands are peppy at 70. Try  f Pepping up" with Ostrex. Contains tonic tor we**;  rundown feeling due solely to body's lack of. iron  which many men and women' sail "old." Try  Ostrex Tonle Tablets for pep, younger feeling, tout  ���ery day. New "get acquainted" else otiy flOe.  Ser sale at all drug stores everywhere.  Wm. McFadden  Optometrist  GIBSONS  Phone Gibsons 91  Office    Hours  9:00   a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evenings by Appointment  Every day except Thnrs.  Why go to Vancouver for  Ootical Service?  CECIL SOLLY  Your Pacific North-Weat gardening eapert,  - CECIL SOLLY, offer* helpful hints on bow  'to have * better garden. Theee friendly,  feafprmstSre ehat* are smefnl to the  poafeeaional ae well aa to the amateur  gardener.  D\a\9S0 Monday through  Friday at 8:15 p.m.  ...... 1WS���-  OPPORTUNITIES EXIST  FOR  COMMISSIONED   RANKS  Th  ere s a service  f  career tor women...  ....    ' x . . - . i.  g  Limited numbers of women are being accepted now In ihe regular service  of the expanding Roya! Canadian Air Force. In the R.C.A.F., there are  many jobs especially suited to the ability of women ��� jobs from which  '! - ' ��� '   ' , ������'...  women can release men for other duties, or give valuable assistance.  Women may be accepted for enrolment in any of the following trades:  FIGHTER CONTROL OPERATORS ��� COMMUNICATIONS OPERATORS*  CLERK-ACCOUNTANTS ��� MEDICAL ASSISTANTS ��� RADAR  TECHNICIANS ��� ARMAMENT TECHNICIANS ��� METEOROLOGICAL  OBSERVERS     ���     SUPPLY TECHNICIANS     ���    DENTAL ASSISTANTS     ���  SAFETY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIANS  The women who are accepted into the R.CS.A.F., receive the same pay,  rankand trade groupings as for airmen. To qualify, you must be single i..  be between 18 and 29 ... and have Grade! 6 education or the equivalent.  Veterans up to 40 years of age are eligible".  '"'"  See the Career Counsellor at yaw Nearest R.C.A.F. Recruiting Unit ���  OR WRITE TO:  DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL MANNING  RCAF HEADQUARTERS, OTTAWA, ONTARIO  SERVE   m   DEFENSE   OF   FREEDOM   WITH   THE  'f]f.?RST--WltH':M MWi:-  CAF#4-WS School  News  by  ^MAUREEN  ROSS  and  WENDY SMITH  Students from Halfmoon  Bay to Port Mellon attend the  new Elphinstone Junior-Senior  High School. Some students  board, others , walk, but the  majority come in the three  buses provided for them. The  ten teachers have their hands  full with the two hundred and  ten students.  " The halls are wide and a row  of lockers is in use down  each side. There are three  -main classrooms on the first  floor ��� 102, 103 and 104. Each  ���classroom accomodates about  25 students, and is well lighted  with lots of cupboard space.  The gym ��� what aHeatven  if. you" like sports! ��� is 80  feet long and 60 feet wide. The  stage, about 40 feet long and  25 feet wide, will have movc-  i able curtains to make it as  small or as large as desired.  The bleachers will . seat, 200  people.  - In the science lab, are several sinks, taps, and long  tables for experiments. Dangerous experiments are done  in a closet which is prepared  for the worst and a teacher is  always in change.  One of the first things  assigned to the students on  their first morning in the new  high scool was a tour of the  building. Here is a, student's  view of the upper floor:  The library, room 201, is a  spacious, comfortable room for  reading. The tables are regulation height, ai\d the chairs are  quite comfortable. All the furniture is new and modern. The  librarian's desk is a spread-  out, typical librarian's desk.  The shelves seemed rather  spacious at firsts but are now  .well filled with text-books and  reference and fiction volumes.  A special room is set off ��� at  the back for reference reading  and another similar room, next  to it, is to be used for repairing books. The library is also  used as a classroom.  Room 202 is a; -classroom,  generally used for Social Studies. It is a good sized room,  with good lighting and it contains new, modern desks.  Room 203 is the Commercial room,  and has fittings for  such. The desks are modern,  with sliding boards with three  heights for the typewriters ���  a' desk top, a small drawer,  and a small sliding board for  the use of shorthand students.  Each desk has a typewriter.  Fluorescent, lights are provided to eliminate shadows.  The staff rooms are 204 and  205, and these rooms are really  one, with two entrances. This  staff room has a comfortable  set of tables and and chairs.  The sink and the cupboards  can be hidden away behind  accordion doors. The hallway  to this room contains the teachers' personal lockers.  Room 206 is the Home Economics room, which is well  equipped with cupboards and  sinks, and ample counter-  space, a set of stationary tubs,  and ^ six sewing machines.  There are six large tables for  bo ok work and for cutting out  material Because of lack of  empty wall space, the teacher  has three black-boards which  can be pushed up, one to reveal  the next next one. It will have  a refrigerator and six stoves  * ��� two gas, two electric and  two wood.  The Students' Council has a  room of its own in the school.  At nresent it contains one  table, but, when it is necessary,  chairs will be added to the  furniture  of this room.  Room 208 is much the same  type of classroom as 202, but  so far it has old style desks.  Student lockers line the  walls, and on this floor there  are two fountains. In all  counts, this school is one that  the students can well be proud  of- .���������"������  Gibsons vs. Kitsilano.  The boys and girls basketball  teams from Qibsons High  School played the Kitsilano  High School-Steams at the  Kitsilano Memorial Centre on  Friday, February 8. The scores  which were in favor of Kitsilano were 36-30 for the boys,  and 63-7 for the girls. The  .teams hope for return games  in the. near future. y'  Memorial Service  On Thursday afternoon, February 14, the students of the  elementary and high school  were assembled in tlie gymnasium of the new high school  for a memorial service for the  late King VI. Officiating were.  as;  ANNOUNCEMENT  GIBSONS ELECTRIC  IS NOW  Under Full Management  of P.M. Hauka  FOR ALL YOUR ELECTRICAL  SUPPLIES - RADIOS - APPLIANCES  AND WIRING INSTALLATIONS  ;        i ... ....  Phone C5ibsons 45  SEE US ABOUT ELECTRICAL HEATING  Member of The Electrical Heading Association  Rev. H. R. Oswald, sand.Rev.  H. N. Bevin. Rev. Bevin talked  of the late King's qualities.  The Twenty-third ?P-salm was  read by Gibsons past Student  Council president, Eugene  Blomgren. Hymns were sung  and' the service was completed  with the singing of "God Save  The Queen."  -Thursday February 21 1952 The Coast News  Use Coast News Classified  PHONE: GIBSONS 76W  Mrs E. Nestman  IMMEDIATE SERVICE  EQUIPMENT for   logging  SCHRAMM  Air Compressors. *  NORTHWEST  ShoVels and Cranes.  EIMCO  �� *  Roeker 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."  MINING AN�� CONSTRUCTION  Put more tools on the job ���  specify SCHRAMM Tractor-  Compressors or towing type  models. Capacities  60 ��� 600  C.F.M.  %ZZ%lk^f  Fast operation,  high output,  with easy upkeep, are features  of these rugged shovels, cranes,  draglines  and  pullshovels.  Exclusive  Agents  for  British  Columbia.  A. B. WING LTD,  General Machinery Dealers  1383 Hornby Street  Vancouver, B. C.  TAtlow 1564  NEW FRONTIERS  There have been many changes 'in the economic life of Canada in these postwar years, as her change from an agricultural to an industrial economy hasi  become a reality. None of these have been so startling as the opening of new  frontiers of industry in this far Western Province.  With its great natural wealth, British Columbia has always been a fruitful  field for capital investment, but it is only in the past few years that these  natural resources have become the basis for further and more intensive  industrial development. British Columbia has always held a paramount place  in forestry, mining and fisheries production, and in these later years, we have  seen and gained the benefit of further expansion in these fields. Now, added  to them, are huge hydro-electric developments with industrial production  in aluminum, cellulose and other products related to basic resources, either  actually under way, or in advanced ��fcages of development.  All of us in British Columbia have a sitake directly or indirelctly in these  developments. They are the basis of the highest average wage, and the most  advanced social conditions'of any Province of this Dominion. All this is a  credit not only to nature herself, but to (the political sagacity which has  encouraged the 'investmenjt capital, foreign and domestic, on this unprecedented scale. This has been accomplished not only by the provision of sound  government, but by active, encouragement, through efficient road and rail  transport, by the development of abundant electric power, and by related  means.  We have much in the past of which to be proud. More, we can look forward  with confidence to the bright est economic and social future the world has  to offer. '���'���'������-���  GROSS VALUE OF PRODUCTION���BRITISH COLUMBIA  PRIMARY INDUSTRIES 1939  Forestry  $'88,221,000  Mining .. 65,682,000  Agriculture     49,402,000  Fisheries    17,699,000  $221,004,000  Manufacturing     $247,949,000  1945  $147,655,000  63,344,000  102,992,000  44,532,000  1951  (Estimated)  $525,000,000  165,000^00  155,000,000  90,000,000  $358,523,000       $935,000,000  $628,903,000    $1,000,000,000  PMTMEIT  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  RON. BYRON I. JOHNSON, Minister  537 8  The Coast News   Thursday February 21 1952  It was announced today that the "1952 Conquer Cancer  Campaign" will be launched in British Columbia in April. This  year the B.C. Division, Ca'nadian Cancel' Society, has joined with  the B.C. Cancel- Foundation in a joint aippeal for' $250,000 ���  $150,000 to enable the Society to maintain its programme of  education, research and welfare, and $100,000 to help the  Foundation provide improved treatment  facilities.  A new building costing ap-  SECHELT  BY ARIES  Heads were bowed in silent  tribute to the memory of King  George  VI at the  opening of  the   meeting   of   the   Liberal  Association   at  which     James  Sinclair,  MP, for Coast Capi-  lano was guest spea'ker. It was  a    near     capacity     audience  which listened!  to the member  in  a  very  comprehensive   address on United Nations policy  of which he has first hand information. He told many amusing    sidelights    on    his    visit-  there.  He gave* a detailed explanation on the Old Age Pension Act  and also with reference to  the   W.V.A.  and   the  Indian rights to the same. He  also  explained   the   anti-pMce  fixing    laws    passed    at    the  recent federal session. Legislation against resale price main-  tainence  closed the lopp hole  in  the anti-combines   act.   He  thought   penalties   should   be  strengthened. He also said the  government's $600 million surplus  was   good   business.' The  peak years would taike care of  the low  income   years in this  manner. ��fpoke very highly of  Hon. C. D. Howe. We thought  Mr. Sinclair looked very tired,  but enjoyed very much his report   to' the  people.    Captain  Andrew  Johnston  was   chairman for the meeting, and refreshments were served by the  Liberal ladies. Three drawings  won by Mr. Deval, Mrs. Alice  Batchelor and W. Youngson.  Mr. and Mrs. Wally Malikoff  are in Vancouver for a few  days. Understand that Mrs.  Malikoff will not be back until  the stork calls. He has been*,  delayed somewhat recently, so  let's hope he shows up-on lime  for Florence.  We hear the Sechelt Inn has  been sold. We hope, if this is'  the case, it will bring in a  little extra revenue to the dis-  ean remember the  the old Sechelt.  packed from floor  to ceiling ��� 180 people in the  dining   room   for   meals   was  trict. We  day when  Hotel   was  nothing, and every house had  a guest or two, or rooms rented. Now, if one sees a stranger  in   the   summer,    one   almost  faints from  shock.- The  boats  came up then,  it's tru*e,   and  the1 picnic  grounds were very  popular. We hope better days  are coming. With all "we have  spent  on  schools,  we   hate  to  see the young people  moving  out. Hoav about the Board of  Trade'  getting  some   industry  to  locate here?  We  have, the  power, and surely lots of land.  Noticed Ernie Dahlskog here  recently. Ernie wa's at one time  head   of  I.W.A.   and   on   the  B.C. , Council.   He    was   well  know^  to  some  of  us, and a  xevy good speaker.  It's nice to see old friends.  We had a few minutes with  Mr. and Mrs. Mark Elsdon and  Mr. and Mrs. McLean, all of  Roberts Creek. They were asking after 'the E. E. Bertram's  of Gibsons.  Jack Evans was back from  hospital and feeling very much  better, but has gone in again  for another check-up.  CIATION  Stan and Ivy Allibone of  A  Gibsons Bakery  Would like to thank everyone who, by itheir support and  interest helped make the opening day such a success.  We are now open for business  WEDDING  BIRTHDAY  ANNIVERSARY  CAKES TO ORDER  FRESH   BREAD  DAILY  Gibsons Bakery  ��� Phone Gibsons 117 ���-  West Sechelt  BY MARGARET ALLAN  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Myers  are back from town again,  they had more snow than we  had. Mrs. Walter McFarlane  and Mr. and Mrs. Lumsden  have. ialso returned.  It is a nasty trick to use  other peoples property to  dump garbage, and right on  the roadside.  Jim McCrea is home? from  the hospital .and doing nicely.  It is too bad if the Girl Guides  hare to quit, a step backward  I would say. Makes me wish  ,1 could drive when I see Mrs.  McCrea's nice blue aar.  I  wasn't  surprised  to  read?  Mother in laiws' letter, even the  brass-hats  of   radio   uses   the-  MIL medium to. get laughs.  Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wilson  have gone to California to visit  their son, also to recuperate^  from their recent illnesses.  new  proximately $700,000 is %t  present under construction at  the British Columbia Cancer  Institute on Heather Street,  between 10th and 11th Avenues, and the Foundation needs  $100,000 for its completion.  The new building, which will  be opened later this year, is  being equipped with a Cobalt  60 " bomb'', one of the most  up-to-date methods of treating  cancer. British Columbia is the  third province in Canada to  make Cobalt 60 available for  trea'tment purposes.  Hubert A. Wallace, Vice<-  Presddent of Yarrows. Ltd.,  Victoria, is this year's Provincial Campaign Chairman, with  M. J. Foley a's his Deputy.  Honorary Treasurer for the '  1952 . Conquer Cancer . Campaign will be�� A. C. Turner.  Provincial Campaign Headquarters will be the offices of  the Ca'nadian Cancer Society,  686 W. 10th Ave., Vancouver  9, B.C.  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