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Array Provincial Library,  Victoria," B. C*  Phone your n?\\$ or  orders ' o - .  j?s 4a  Sixth Year of Publication    Vol. 6-15        Thursday April 10 1952     Published in GIBSONS, B.C.     Serving the.Sunny Sechelt Peninsu'.a  Elphinstone School Presents  TV ell-Rounded Program  By MAUREEN ROSS  The  first  "Varied  Entertainment"  programme   presented  by the students of Elphinstone Junior-Senior High School was *  a great success,.and great interest wa's shown as the bleachers  were filled and extra rows of chairs seated the large audience  The singing of "0 panada,,"   . ���        ;   ���'  ____  accompanied by pianist Karen  Stockwell, opened the programme.      0'  Re-Elects IVfainiE  Hon. -Louis St.  named Honorary  the Gibsons and  eral   Association  Laurent was  President of  'District Lib-  at   their   an-  s service Uiscusse  ee  sons  "Rhythm in; Action" was  the title for the girls' physical  education display, und^r the  coaching of Mrs. j. Glassford.  The, girls from grades 7 and-  8 looked very- impressive with  their marching and exercises.  Skipping with fluorescent'  painted ropes aiid running  shoes in the dark was the display by the grade .9 and 10  girls, and it would have been  much more -effective if total  darkness had been obtained.  The girls from grades 11 and  12   did   their   part  by   square ^  ��� dancing in hill-billy costumes.  Grace Grey and Norma Wallis  completed the display with a  few "jive" steps.  The next item  on  the programme    was    one-act    play,  'fWanted,    A    Housekeeper,"  under,the direction of Mr. A.  Qpostrey. This play, was  well  done and it showed the trou-  ble that two bachelor farmers  had to find a "choice" house- f  keeper, only to end up doing?  their own cooking, sewing and  dishes.  The  east in this play v  TOese as follovi&&j^be  ������'Mel'''; Hough;   ;Jke   ?M?eSweeny,���?/-  Gerry  Glassford j    Olga,  Marguerite  Smith ���;   Gertie  Brass,;  v   (Continued on paige 4)  See Elphinstone School  SPECIAL MUSIC AT  UNITED CHURCH  There will be special music  by senior and junioY choirs at  the United Church in Gibsons  on Easter Sunday, April 13,,  according to Mrs. Vernon,  choirleader.  nual meeting. Jani.es-. Sinclair,  MLA, was named Hon. Vice-  president. Jules Mainil was  re-elected for another term as  ���-' president. First vice-president  is Otto Giersh, while'secretary-  treasurer is Mrs. J. jB. Smith.  Trustees are1 Harry Reichelt,  J. D. Smith, M. MacPbail, M.  Usher, E. Nestman, S. A.  Porteoud. and J. (Cattanach:  Jules Mainil was nominated to  represent association at  Liberal convention to be  in Vancouver in April.  the  held  FERRY ANNOUNCES MORE  TRIf>$; COMMUTER FARES  More good news for the Peninsula is the report from  George Frith, manager for the  Howe Sound run of the Black  Ball Ferry line, that seven  daily return trips will be made  by the ferry. This will mean,  according to.% calculations, that  the ferry, with a capacity of  600 passengers per trip, will  be able to move the entire  population of the Peninsula to  Horseshoe Bay and back in one  day��� that is, if everyone  decided to leave and return on  the same day. At any rate, it  Increased   service   starts  May  15.  Also announcing is the news  .that commuter ticketjs, will be  sold, commencing May 15. Ten  single tickets, for- passengers  or cars, will allow a discount  of 30 percent for those wish-?  ing to make their homes on  the Peninsula and spend their  working day in Vancouver.  The ten single tickets must be-  used in a period of ten  days.  A ferry service will ;be started by Black Ball from Gib-  sons,   serving  Gambier  Island  is a^schedule that would have:y. and  Keats' Jslandv^^, three  bee^ndreaiired o^t;a ruii  will  .and? i��;? an���  indication   of N the  tremendous growth of the area.  Bus riders on the Peninsula were able to ge. some of their  beefs off their chests last Thursday evening at Hie School Hall  vfhen William Brown, superintendent of the M tor Carrier  Branch of the Public Utilities Commission, chaired a meet of  all tjiose interested in the important subject. Bu;:, it was not alf  beefs. Cecil C. Lawrence,,Sechelt Motor Transport Limited manager, and his drivers, came in for a good many \erbal bouquets,  during the evening.  The    meeting   was    entirely      ~���" '  informal, everyone having an  opportunity to get in a word  or two. Cecil, Lawrence and  his solicitor were on hand to  explain any points requiring  explanation.  Main "brief" came from  Gibsons ratepayers, read by  Robert Macnicol.  He pointed out that much  credit was due Mr. Lawrence  for his excellent service,- but  he said that we must look to  the future. Due to the fact that  Gibsons people may not get a  seat on the bus when it leaves  the ferry at Horseshoe Bay,  more and more people were  approaching their friends who  have cars, for "lifts" to Vancouver. These lifts, he predicted, would increase as more  and more people rode on the  ferry and would pose a problem for Mr. Lawrence.  He said that the bus company was having to pay out  over $30,000 a year to the  ferry company for the privilege of carrying two buses on  fhev ferry," a?nd vsai^ "that'lliis  commence on-May .19- accord-    l&rge  amount   would  have  to  be  paid by the  passengers in  ' -    ' increased fares. The salary of  ing to Mr. Frith.  Shingles Sought  By Kinsmen  Have you any lumber or  shingles that-,you,will'not be  needing ? Very often, half or  whole bundles of shingles are  left over from a job and these  could be put to good Use by  the local Kinsmen Club in  their Community Playground  building program.  Please contact any member  of the Club, and arrangements  will be made to pick up any  donations.  Junior WA Scores  Another Success  The seven teen-ag'e members  of the Junior WA of the Gibsons United Church scored  another success last, Saturday  afternoon with their annual  tea and sale in the church  pa'rlors. Under the able direction of Mrs. E. Clarke, the  girls donned aprons to raise  funds and to welcome visitors  for the   church.  Members   of  the   group  are  Donna     Bingley,     president?;  . Doreen    Anderson,    secretary-  treasurer,   and   Sharon .Parn-  hvell,   Sharon   Tyson,. Roberta  (Nimmo, Mary Louise Stroirim,  sand Dawn Anderson.  >    Girls meet  regularly,  working   this   year' on    sliellcraft...  ;Vork. Next year, according'to  Mrs. Clarke, they are looking  forward    to    more    ambitious  handicrafts -��� clay modelling.  ��   "We would   like   to ' thank  all the-members of the senior  ���WA"for?their,  assistance  *andx  jthe   general   public for   their  liatronage,"    Donna'    Bingley  said, recounting the success of  their tea.  Peppar Talks Potatos  Politics and P.G.E.  Howe Sound Farmers' Institute Monday evening heard a'  peppery talk from A. II. Peppar of the Farmers' Institutes  advisory board. Having been  a member of the board for  over 20 years, Mr. Peppar  knows what be is talking  about, and spared no punches  in putting it oyer.  He pointed out that as soon  as a. country has; to import  foodstuffs, it starts to decline.  Great Britain, the Roman Empire, and other countries began to decline when food had  to be bought in. He said that  the United States was a great  power today because of its  agriculture.  He pointed out: that British  Columbia had a great agricultural  potential, but  the  pres  ent  doing  government was  very little to assist the farmer.  , He said that high wages, demanded by unions, were drawing young men away from the  land, he suggested a floor  price for produce; and advocated more free enterprise  and abolition of marketing  boards.  Pointing out that the entire  Fraser Valley was no longer  a farm area, but a semi-urban  areai without industry to sustain it, he"said that the Peninsula would have to take the  place of the ?Fraser Valley for  fruit and other produce. He  predicted a population of 50,-  000 here in five years, but  warned against eiicrouchment  of suburban areas on agricultural  lands.   ?  The P.G.E., running through  the rich Pemberton valley, has  the  greatest  potential   of  any  (Continued on page 8)  (See Peppar talks)  William McBean Is Fire Victim  Coroner's jury Monday morning brought *down a verdict of accidental deafen with no blame in connection with  the. death of Williaim G. "Red" McBean Sunday morning,  lie was burned to death in the fire which totally destroyed  Selma Lodge early in the morning of Sunday.  '        The Livingstone   family, who owil   the   building,  and  other occupants escaped.  '... It,was thought that McBean, who had been out. Saturday evening, come in to the Lodge early Sunday morning,  and went to the kitchen for a snack before going, to ���bed..  Mrs. Livingstone heard a fire, and thought "Red" had lit  a fire to make coffee. Later, she checked and found the  kitchen  aflame.  In half an hour the building was a total ruin.  RCMP constable Nels Cummin was .one of the first  on. the sc<ene, and he dispatched a woman occupant of the  'building to sound the fire alarm. There was some delay in  "..sounding the alarm, but the Sechelt firemen were on hand  in time to keep the wind-fanned flame from destroying the  nearby houses.  the drivers, too, riding back  ,'��� and forth on the ferry is. an  added $10,000 which would  have to be made up by the  passengers. This, he said, was  the cost of the doubtful privilege of being able to ride on  and off the ferry on the bus.  He suggested as an alternative that buses meet the  ferry at the Gibsons wharf  and the Horseshoe Bay wharf.  : Suggestion was made that  the ferry company arrange to  transport baggage from the  ferry to the buses at both  ends!  Mr. Lawrence explained that  if single-way tickets are sold  to ferry-bus passengers as they  board the ferry at Gibsons,  the driver will know the exact  number of passengers he will  have to arrange transportation  for. lie?" can then ��� radio-telephone to Pacific Si ages in  Vancouver, and while the ferry  is making her crossing, ciiar-  tered buses can be dispatched  from Vancouver to t'aiv-e care  of any   overflow:  Noticeable was the fact that  ali speakers took and optimistic view of the growth of  the Peninsula'. Village Commissioner Boucher pictured the  Gibsons wharf crowded with  hundreds of picnickers on  Sunday afternoon, waiting for  a ride home. Mr. Lawrence  explained that he could have  bus accommodation at the far  end of the run if tickets were  bought as the passengers'  boarded the ferry.  He said that avticket office  would be built on the Wharf  when wharf changes are completed.  " Mr.' Hodgson of the Ratepayers Association said that  he ,"preferred the old system"  rather than the ferry and bus  service.  When Idr. s'.Lcnicol complained that tlif buses did not  stop in the village of Gibsons,  but went right through to the  wharf. Mr. Lawrence explained that this was due to the  fact that the village had put  up no-parking signs. Chairman  Brown suggested that the difficulty could probable be overcome if Mr. Lawrence wrote  to the village and asked that  a bus stop be set aside.  Eric Thompsson of Hopkins  Landing ask', d that a weekly  bus service be put on for the  Hopkins and Granthams residents who wanted to shop in  Gibsons. He s��iid that there  had been a previous service  by the bus company, but the  inconvenient schedule had not  made the service popular. He  suggested one bu> a week to  meet one of ihi? ferries with a  two. hour sivp-over before return,   y. i.        ;   ' "'��������� ���   ���'   "    ���  Roberts Creek suggested  that; the service should be increased'tfefwe^ ^Roberts- Creek  and Gibsons. Suggestion was  made that rather than tie up*  two buses on the 'ferry, t&ey.-  be used to make local ruflra: oa:  the Peninsula.  An announcement was read';  from the Black Ball company  stating that ai seven-trip a day-  schedule would be ffiaintainejcT.  commencing ft'lay 15. This;  would appreciable alter tli<?  bus  schedule.  William Brown said that he  was pleased to meet the Peninsula people and that he was  interested in -Iheir problem.  It there were any problems  arising out of the service, the  public was asked to take the  matte]- up with Mr. Lawrence?  service manager, or- direct  with Mr. Brown. Every complaint is checked  on.  lie  club  Camera  Club  Contemplated  Formation of a camera  in Gibsons lias been suggested.  Anyone interested in joining  such a. club is asked to get in;  touch with Les Runes, Coast'  News  office.  Membership will be open io  anyone interested iH learning-  more about photography. Box  camera fans will bo welcome.  Programs may consist of a series of slide lectures by Kodak,  print night discussions, model  nights, hikes, preparation of  an exhibit of photographs, and  talks by local photographers  on various phases of (he hobby..  Already    preliminary    step*,  have been taken to  line  photographic  exhibit   for  of  this  vear.  up a  Mav  DATE   PAD  April   16th,   Halfmoon  Bay  at  Liberal Association, 8 p.m  Redroofs  Hall.  April"2'6, Halfmoon Bav P  TA Card Party, 8 p.m. Red  roof; Hall. 50c admission. 2  The Coast News       Thursday  April 10 1952  Wkz Coast Ifeuis  Member Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association.  (Established 1945)  Authorized .as second class mail,  Post  Office Department,   Ottawa.  SAM NUTTER, Production Manager  LES RIMES, Editorial Manager  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.  (L*dit  onai5  Peace as He Taught  In these modern days/ of the bustle; of business and the high-  pitch of living we often overlook the basic fundamentals. It is  as if we are living as the wind-tost spume, while far beneath are-  the deep water's which move only to the strong ebb and flow of  &ide.  We often overlook the Golden Rule, the Sermon on the  Mount, the Beatitudes. Call it Christianity, if you like, although  Christianity today seems to be something that was preached in  .the days of Wesley, Knox, or St. Francis of Assissi. And yetr  Christian living is. one of the basic tenets of our service clubs,  our education system, our laws.  That, we must not forget.  As we gather in our churches on Easter Sunday morning  and harken to His teachings', it is fitting that we project the  symbol of His Resurrection to our own times, to our own living  ��� and that we re'solve to more closely follow Him, not only on  phe Easter holiday, but every day of the year. For, paying heed  rto iHis words is the only hope of ai sane.world of.peace and  ^goodwill ��� a world awakened to a new era of peace of mind  -.&&& peace among men ��� peace as He taught.  iReader's Right  ~Mftor, The News, -/*s\r " ���  Sir: ��� /  We wish to extent our, most  sincere thanks to all the kind  fcieople who aided in the search  for our .daughter, Joan, on  Sunday afternoon of March  30, as we do not know some  of the names.  Joan and her two companions were coming down a  small mountain beside, '.her  home, wheft a sudden, unexpected snow storm came up  without warning, just a'short  while after she had separated  from the other two girls, who  were back home in a few min-  -utes. ��� .Thank you!  Your truly,  "Mrs.  0. W. Nichol  \ :y''~ Irvine's Landing,  ^ ' Pender Harbour.  Cancer Society for  Sechelt  District  Se,chelt may be working;  along with hundreds of other-  centres across Canada by the?  formation of,a branch of the  Canadian Cancer Society. AL-  ready preliminary plans have  been laid by the. Board of  Trade's health committee, wiith  a public meeting on April 10  to be addressed by Mrs. Thelma Dawson, field organizer  for the Canadian Cancer Society.  ?M?rs. Dawson will. outline the  aims and objectives of the  Society.  This is, indeed, van. opportune time to have .Mrs. Dawson  among us as the big nationwide "cancer campaign gets  underway the beginning of ���  this month, and Mrs. Dawson's talk should stimulate  much interest in the work of  the society among Peninsula,  people.  Gower Gleanings  By GYPSY TQWERS���,; j  Widows open ��� lum a'reek-  in'. Sure sign of the return of  spring and the A. B. B. Hill's.  Welcome  home!   Great   activity at the Jim Dyke's, visitors,  daughter  Annie  Higgins>   her  husband  and  brother  in  law.  Also  much  renovating,  painting and finishing going on the  outside,  while   Mrs.  Dykes  is  busy  as   a beaver   getting   in  the  spuds   and    straightening  up the straAvberry patch. Pete  Nicholson's woodpile growing  by   leaps,  and   bounds.    The  William   Bow's   lighting   the  skyline with  their   huge  bonfires.   The   Townsend's   alterations nearing completion. Mr.  and Mrs., George Aylesy mother  visiting   from . Saskatchewan.  Mrs. Don Poole in town awaiting the  stork. And the Percy  Farnsworth's into the city for  a few days to bid bon voyage  to daughter Jean and her family, who leave for Fort Churchill on the 11th.  After 20 yeatrs, amazed to  learn that Mrs. Harry Chaster  could wear the pants! Caught  her very busily engaged cleaning up their newly-acquired  property on the waterfront  across the big Creek, cutting  quite a dash in her slack suit!  Very excited and thrilled as  she and Harry make plans for  their dream home in the not  too distant future.  Sorry to report that Gram  ���Chaster met with a mishap  getting off a bus in Vancouver  as she was returning from a  shopping expedition and had  to cut her visit to her daughter short and return to Gower  to rest her foot and ankle,  which were badly sprained.  Another hasty occurrence on  the Gower bus when Mrs. Ren-  shaw was alighting at the  Pratt 4ft(M. and the door  closed bruising .her fingers.  Don't need, to go to war to  get hurt.  The Harry Thorn's went into town to pick out a birthday  gown for' Mrs. Harry and to  return granddaughter, Janey  Rou'ghton; to her parents after  a three weeks visit to Gower.  Glad to report Mr. Bond is  home and feeling quite spW  after his long session in the  hospital-.' Also glad to report  ex-Gowerite Mr. Marshall, Sr.,  hoping to, be released frOm  hospital and able ,to return to  his home* in Gibsons by the  end of the week, if all goes  .well. And that's it for this  week.' :���  '{��� ���-.���';' ���  But They Ustsslfy Multiply  J2>  A  May Queen Committee  DANCE  Gibsons School Hall  Saturday APRIL 12  9 to 12 p.m.  Benny Stone's Orchestra  Proceeds for May Queen Celebration   >  Tickets $1.00 each, from all your merchants. Ask for them  and support the May Queen Festivities in Gibsons.  Sechelt P-TA  Sponsors Class  The Sechelt P-TA is sponsoring a woodworking clasis  for boys .up to. high school age.  Classes are held in Jack Redman's basement every Wednesday evening;with Tommy Turner instructing, and last week  thirty eager boys were on.hand  for instruction. The boys, are  working at five tables, an<i the  P-TA i!s< now looking for the  assistance of one or two fathers of the boys to turn out to  help with the supervision of  the class.  ROBERTS CREEK  Joe Crow has returned home  after spending the winter  months with his children.  Wm.  McFADDEN  Optometrist  GIBSONS  Phone Gibsons 91  Office     Hosrjuv'-^i  9:00   am. to 5:00 p.m;  Evenings* by-Appointment  Every day except Thurs.  \yhy go to Vancouver for  Optical Service!:.-"'  This advertisement ia not published or displayed by the, Liquor  Control Board, or by the Government of British Columbia. Paper is thought to have  been invented in China about  105 A.D.  FOR THE VERY  FINEST  HARDWARE  CHINA and DRYGOODS  GROCERIES ��� DRUGS  FISHING SUPPIES  HOME ESSENTIALS  /MURDOCH'S  MARINE SUPPLY  Pender Harbour, B.C.  WEEKEND  SPECIAL  If you haven't tried our  PUFF PASTRIES you're  missing: a real treat. Take  some home today. They  are delicious: Also, we  know you will like our  BREAD. You'll find it  tops iri nutritious value  and tastiness. Take home  a loaf���take home several loaves���43ns weekend.  Elphinstone  Co-op Bakery  ��� E. P. Nielsen ���  Post&ri  jrheads  Business Cards  Announcements  Bills and Invoices  Let  The Coast News  handle your  printing requirements*  J>%M .t$**t^ <7***?& $>.  This advertisement is not published or  displayed by the Liquor Control Board or  by the  Government of British  Columbia.  SECHELT  By ARIES  There are quite a few items  for the agenda for the WA to  the Legion. First is the Vimy  Dinner on April 9. This owing  to lack of accommodation will  be this year limited to Legion  members, and their wives 'and  Auxiliary members and their  husbands. Bus will leave Wilson Creek at 6 p.m. ��� dinner  is at 6.30 p.m. Then there is  the usual Legion* Sacred Concert on Easter Sunday at 7.30  with Pastor Elliott as speaker.  This is an event looked forward to every year and enjoyed hy all; and th? annual  flower show will be on June  24,. so plan on showing some  flowers this year, won't you?  It's all for a good cause.  We wish to welcome Mrs.  Harry Mills, and daughter  Linda, who has now joined  her husband here. Coining to  us from Niagara Falls, they  stopped off at Winnipeg to  visit relations there and then  on. to Sechelt. The Mill's are  one happy family now, and  the little cousins: Linda, Bonnie and Coriniie are getting  along like nobody's business.  And speaking of Mill's, we  heard that Fred and his wife  met the Mill's^Bros. whilst  they w.ere performing at the  Cave Supper Club. Some of  the party could not understand the high sign put over  once in a while. Simple ��� the  Mill's Bros, had met the Mill's  Bros, before the show backstage.  We .wish-, to congratulate Mr.  and Mrs. Moses Billy on the  birth of a "baby son at Pender  Harbour Hospital.  With eight candles on the  cake, M a u r e e n McKissock  celebrated her birthday this  week. Helping to tuck away  the goodies,were Jeannie and  Judy Lawrence,lSheiia 1&elson,  Katherine' Berry, Nena Col-  well, Wendy Billingsley, Joyce  Potts, Elaine Powell and little  sister Gerry. A good time was  held by all.  A veiy narrow escape from  death when the auto driven by  ''Steve McDonald 'hit a rock,  burst into flames, and was  totally- demolished Fortun-'  ately his family were able to  get out of the car and; no one  was, hurt. It is unfortunate,  however, to lose one's means  of   transportation,- especially  -when one. uses it to go back  and forth to work.  Lots of changes here this  week. ? The Shell Oil Station  will be operated by Jimmie  Shultz. We wish to welcome  Jimmie and his wife and Marianne! and baby Carolyn, and  hope they will be happy here  at Sechelt. They;, are well  known on the Peninsula, having lived at Gibsons before  coming here.  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hunter,  , who  operated the   Shell   Sta-  ttion for the last few months,."  have gone to Roberts Creek to .  live.  The tea room in the waterfront is again open for-busi-  ��� ness ��� a very nice congenial  atmosphere we) are told. We  haven't had a chance to go in  yet.,? Hope to meet the Ciitli-  beri's soon. However, in the*  meantime we wish them all  success in their hew?venture.  . Mrs. George ���Griffiths and  children visiting here from  Abbotsford and staying with  her pareiits, Mr. and Mrs. Tim  Newcomfye.  ��� Miss Dodie Bailey,' one of  our telephone operators, is  taking' the plunge, in; the sea  of matrimony. We wish- her  well ���shall miss her at the  switch board.  Mr. and. Mrs. Carl Peterson  we're in Vancouver forva few  days.  ensus i  Is Released  Thursday April 10 1952     The Coast News  fr T  There are 722 people in the  village of Gibsons Landing,  according to figures released  last week by Domnion Bureau of Statistics. Of! these,  375 are males and 347 are  females.  Population of Canada has  been set at 14,009,429, with  1,165,210 living in British  Columbia. Of the British  Columbia total, 596,961 are  males and 568,249 are females.'  It is rather-significant to realize that, although there are  more women than men in the  entire world population, Canada and British Columbia  boast more men than women.  This, of course, is due to  the fact that although the  country is becoming highly  industrialized, it is still ai  frontier country.  Division 4 of B.C., which  includes the Lower Mainland,  has a population of 649,238,  with the ?Lower.Fraser Valley  totalling 167,796, and Vancouver-Howe Sound totalling 481,-  442.  Population figure-.* for the  Vancouver-Howe Sound area  are as follows: Burnaby 58,-  376; North Vancouver District. 14,469; [Richmond, 19,-  186; West Vancouver, 13,990;  Unorganized areas, 10,422;  Univei-vsity Lands, 2,120; Indian Keserves, 1,048; North  Vancouver City,- 15,687; Vancouver, 344,833; Gibsons, 722;  and Squamish, 589.  Sechelt, Roberts Creek, and  other districts are included in  the unorganized  areas figure.  In Vancouver, there are 179,-  988 females as compared with  167,845 males, arid Victoria  has more females than males,  but., tlie ; rest ..of t]i?ej"-province  shows a great predominence  of male population.  This photograph shows the livihgroom unit of the Hammond home in  Gibsons where Wesix wire heat was installed throughout by Gibsons  Electric. Four installations have been made in the Gibsons area.  ��� Photograph by Gordon Ballentine  Wesix Wire Heat Is Popular  Gibsons Electric, agents for  Wesix wired heat, have installed wired heat in four  homes in the Gibsons district,  with more installations expected before snow flies next  winter. Wired heating units,  the modern method of heating,  have been built into most of  the rooms of the homes.  Like ourselves, we expect  thtat many readers will ask:  ''Why should we have wired  heat units in British Columbia  where we have ample wood.for  fires,    and    coal  ging?  )i  going  beg-  Elec-  1951-52 herring catch was  the largest in history. Total of  196,400 tons compares with  187,100 tons in 1950, and 189,-  200 tons iri 1949. Estimated  value ��� $11,000,000.,  Don Hauka, Gibsons  trie, pointed out in answer  that electricity is also cheap  in British Columbia.  -. "We should," he said,:"have  'ample cheap power wheir the  Clowholm plant is running ���  which should be before next  fall. Some people, wonder how  they can afford to heat their  homes electrically, but I always ask, how they can afford  not to heat electrically.  "First off, there is the saving of .the price of a chimney  for the house,, the eliminationr  of a furnace room, >and the  annual saving in chimney  sweeping and furnace overhauling."  The modern wire-heat units  can be built into fireplaces,  into panelled walls, or into  the walls of the kitchen or  bathroom.  There is, according to Don  Hauka, an even heat throughout the house, and no fires t&  stoke  on   winter mornings.  Each installation is engineered by heating experts who  take the room dimensions, anef  glass-area of the room. They  then determine the size of?  heating unit required. This is.  done by taking into consideration the climatic conditions in  the area! together with lowest  average temperature and wind  velocity. Thus one is assured of  exact heat requirements with  no waste of heat.  Installations have been made  in the homes of A. Chilton,  Davis Baf, and A. Hammond,  L. Johnson, and R. Fletcher,  all  of Gibsons.  WESIX   WIRE   HEAT  automatic,   thermostatically  controlled ��� each  room  individually  60%   Radiant  40%   Conducted   Warm   Air  Perfect   control   with   lower  air   temperature  .-#*'W'  No maintenance cost ��� no dust ��� no I  umes  Neat  in  appearance!  Brown  and  Chrome   units  LsO$t s? Installation ��� very comparable with any type of automatic  heat.x  OPERATING COST; With range and  hot water��� a real saving of fuel.  Phone   Gibsons   45  MEMBER OF ELECTRICAL  HEATING ASSOCIATION  CALL IN - TALK IT OVER - FREE ESTIMATES 4  The Coast News Thursday  April 10 1952  WE ARE LOOKING. FORWARD TO MOVING INTO  OUR NEW BUILDING SOON, MEANWHILE WE  CAN HANDLE ALL YOUR BUILDING REQUIREMENTS FROM OUR OFFICE UNDER THE POST  OFFICE.  PENINSULA  1  Phone 30-J  E. J. CALDWELL  Business and Professional  DIRECTORY  Please Clip This Directory Out and Hang By Your Phone  For Reference  RADIO   REPAIRS  ?RADIO REPAIRS  Fast   Service  Efficient  Workmanship  WILLIAM FORTT  Phone  24 S4  WALLY'S ,.'  Radio and Electric  Sales ��� Service  Agent for Marconi Products  Phone   Sechelt 25.J  BU&IftESS SERVICE     "  BUSINESS BUREAU  Complete   Accounting  Service  Income  Tax Problems  Secreterial Work  Phone:   Sechelt 55  ~~        B. W. M. BONE        ~  Chartered Accountant    '  1045 W. Pender St., Vancouver, B.C.  Phone TAtlow 1954  _____ _        _  lowers  for  all occasions.  We are agents for large  Vancouver florists.  Fast service for weddings  ,   &nd funerals.  \ > JACK MAYNE  Phone Sechelt 24 or write  P.O. Box 28.  ELECTRICAL WORK  Home and Industrial Wiring  Electrical Heating  GIBSONS ELECTRIC  Phone  45  Appliances  ���  Fixtures   ���  Radios  Washing Machines-  Member   Electrical   Heating  Ass'n.  HARDWARE  GIFT STORE  ^Headquarters   for  Wool,  . Xotions ��� Cards ��� Toys  Miscellaneous  Gifts  GIBSONS 5-10-15 STORE  ,K       Left of Post Office  "--.m.        Gibsons, B.C.  MACHINISTS  HILLS MACHINE SHOP  Mobilized Welding  \Welding anywhere ��� Anytime  Expert Tradesmen  "; "Precision Machinists  Phone 54 ��� Res: 58  KNOWLES SERVICE  v 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  SECHELT BUILDING  SUPPLIES  APPLIANCES : r  SUNSET HARDWARE  GIBSONS  Agents for  RCA Victor  Records  Columbia Records  Frigidaire Ranges and  Refrigerators  ' Beatty Pumps and  Equipment  P.O. Box 149 ��� ^hone Gibsons 32  REAL ESTATE and  INSURANCE  Boggins,  SUMMER CAMP  STRATFORD CAMP  ��� Roberts Creek ���  Bring your children 4 to-8 years  to the camp. Let them holiday in  surroundings especially planned for  them while you take that car trip  this summer. '  Registrar: H. GALLIFORD  3290 Maple St., Vancouver 9, B.C.  CLEANERS  PENINSULA CLEANERS  Cleaners for the Sechelt  Peninsula.  ��� Phones ���  titbMUs 100 ��� Sechelt 45 J  \^>-"~   ' y$r -f~'*  ��� JOHN COLERIDGE  AGENCIES  Gibsons   and   District's   Only   Full  Time Real Estate and Insurance  Office Since 1948. ,     .  Phone Gibsons 37  SECOND HAND STORE  Hardware ��� China  Tools ��� Furniture  Household Equipment  Magazine.��� Books  WE BUY   TRADE ��� SELL  PENINSULA SECOND  HAND STORE  Phone Gibsons- 99  BEER BOTTLES  Will call and b��y f or >ash" beer  bottles, scrap metal, etc.  Calls made  at  intervals  front  HopkJns to Irvine's Landing  B, H. 3TROSHEIN  Wii3��n Creek.    ���������'  ELPHINSTONE SCHOOL  (Continued from pa^e 1)  Norma Wallis; Mrs.  - Donna Bingley; Mrs. Sweetly,  Lois Cootes; Gerald, Margaret  Havens; and Gladys Charm-  ming,  Jean  Scott.  Tlie boys' physical education training was well displayed by their inarcing and their  exercises, which were led by a  senior student, Noel Poole.  As an added attraction, the  boys    staged    a    few    boxing  "bouts." The boxers were Ian  Cottanac'h of Gower Point vs.  Carl   Reitze   of   Gibsons; Ed.  Campbell of Roberts Creek vs.  Mervyn Bowden * of   Gibsons;  Don Trethewav of Gibsons vs.  Dave    Glassford    of    Gibson's.  The decision of the judges was  draws, .all   the  way   through.  Bob "Tiger" Jack of Roberts  Creek    and   Noel    "Muscles"  Poole  of Grantham's Landing  staged a  comical, fight wherein   they   waltzed   around   the  stage  and  gave  their   referee,  Paul Foulkes, 'an  awful beating.   The   "Tigers"   boys  had  to see that he was kept  in a  cage to prevent him from getting loose in .the. crowd.  L. Peterson, the boys' physical education instructor, gave  a very effective display in the  use of Indian clubs. This, was  * done in the dark with* brightly  lighted clubs and to the music  of the piano with pianist  Heather McColl.  Annoucer for the boxing  bouts was' Steve Littlejohn,  referee was Mike Poole; and  judges were Bill Nichols and'  George Williamson.  Noel Poole attempted to  break a weight-lifting record,  only to look rather foolish  when 7-year old Pearle Farnham walked off with his set  of weights.   ..  This boys' display was under  the direction of* L. Peterson. ,  ���The fina^portion of the programme consisted of the--music  class of grades 7 and 8 in a  minstrel show, entitled "Mood  Negro."- The cast was black-  faced and wore appropriate  costumes. Such songs as  "Mammy," "Swanee" and  "Swing Low Sweet Chariot,7  were sungr. Soloists in this  group were Marguerite Smith,  ���Paul Foulkes, George Slinn,  Joan Reeves, Doris Solnik, Joe \  Tjosvold, and > Iris Symche.  Duets ��� were sung by Iris  Symche and Sharon Tyson;  Coral Senn and Iris Symche;  and Carql Forst and Avril  Lucken.  This musieale was under the  direction of J. Stone, and was  very impressive. The public is  looking forward to hearing  more of this group's work in  the near future.  The entire -programme' was  enjoyed by the large.audience,  and the teachers are to be con-  gratlated;on their fine  work.  MAKE SURE YOUR MONEY  ALWAYS TRAVEL- SAFELY  B of I Money Orders  Are 'Safe, Convenient  And inexpensisva.  If you have to send money  out of town, your first care  is to make sure it will reach  its destination safely.. But jrou  also consider such problems as  cost and the ease with which  3rou can ma-ke your arrangements.  B of M Money Orders offer  you as safe a way as you can  find,   and    they   are   also   in-  expensive.   As  for being convenient to  deal with ��� well,,  all you have to do is drop into  the    Gibsons   branch,   Sechelt  branch or Port Mellon branch  of the Bank of Montreal, and  ask Mike Landrey, the accountant, for the Money Order you  need.  Slip  into   an   envelope,. N  mail it, arid there you are.  B of M Money Orders will  be cashed 'without cost by a  branch of any chartered bank  throughout Canada, except .in  the far North.  It's worth remembering,, too,,  .that-if you need to send money  more rapidly than by post,  Mr. Landrey will have it forwarded by the B of M's special telegraphic transfer system. ��� Advt..  CHURCH   SERVICES  ANGLICAN  CHURCH  GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES  April   11,  1952  St.  Bartholomew's.  Church  Gibsons ��� 11.00' a-m.  ���'St. Hilda's Curch  Sechelt  ���  1.45   p.m..  St. Aidan's Church  Roberts Creek ���: 3.15 pjn.  EASTER DAY SERVICES  April 13, 1952  St. Bartholomew's Church:  Gibsons  7.00 a.m. Holy Communion  11,00 a.m. Choral   Commun-  ���i        *ou*  7.30" p.m. Evensong  St. Hilda's Church ��� Sechelt  9.00 a.m. Holy Communion  1.45 p.m. Evensong'  St. Aidan's" Church  Roberts Creek  '     3.15 p.m. Evensong   >:-v  .11.00- a.m. Holy Communion  UNITED CHURCH  V  Gibsons,:  .   9.45 a.m. Sunday  School  11.00' a.m. Public  Worship  Roberts Creek:  2.00 p.m. Public Worship  Selma Park:  3.30? p.m. Public.'Worship  PorJ Mellon:  7.30- Friday^ Evenings  An invitation is extended to  all who. have no other church  -home'.  OTfCE.  IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED TO THE PUBLIC  UTILITIES COMMISSION THAT THE THROUGH BUS  SERVICE TO VANCOUVER BE DISCONTINUED. IT  WOULD BE APPRECIATED IF ALL THOSE INTER,  ESTED, RESIDING ANYWHERE ON THE SECHELT  PENINSULA (Outside of Gibsons) -WOULD BEFORE  APRIL J9th,1952, INDICATE THEIR WISHES TO  HAVING- THE THROUGH BUS SERVICE CONiTIN-  ,UED BY WRITING TO:  William  Brown,   Esq.,  Superintendent,.  Public Utilities Commission^  74Cr>Georgia Street  VANCOUVER, B. C.  FOR SALE  Wong, busied by at least 150  million Chinese peoplie as a  surname,gis the world's most  common name.  r LEGAL  LAND   ACT       .  Notice of Intention  to  apply to  purchase Land.  In   Land   Recording   District   of  Vancouver   and* situated   in    the  vicinity of * D.L. 6129, Gp. 1, N.W.D.,-  Blind Bay, Nelson Island.  Take notice that Raymond  Mitchell Shuck of Billings Bay,  occupation fisherman* intends to  apply for permission to purchase  the following, described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  on high wetter mark of Blind Bay  ��� 10 chains north and 1 chain  east- from? the northwest corner of  DXi. 6129; thence" east 3.5 chains;  thence north 8 chains; thence west  5 chains to H.W.M. of Blind Bay;  thence southerly along said H.W.M.  to point ?;?:Of .cbinmencement, - and  containing; *3.8:." acres, more or less.  RAYMOND MTTCireXiL SHUCK  Dated March 12th, 1952;  ������-.y. ���������;���->���;.   ������if,$f.--~->.<y:. -\--. ���-��� --- ��� ��� ,��� .-.  .  Alder wood, $10.50 per cord;  Fir wood $11.50 per cord; delivered/ E. McCartney. R.R. 1,  G ibsons. Phone 20-L ��� tin  Milk cow, five years old, due  to freshen end of March; easy  to milk. Apply Mrs. Bond,  Gower Road, corner of Pratt  Road; 15  Boston Bull Dog, 2 years, $20���-  Boston Terrier  female  pup, 2  months,   $25.   Bert   Dadswell,  R. R. 1, Gibsons.  .One On a n^ power plant, 1000  watts, like/new; $350. Apply  Sechelt Theatre. *  All? types of Spring and Summer footwear ��� crepes and  soft rubber soles; X-ray fittings. Shoe "Repairing neatly  done,  sons.  Anderson's Shoes,  Gib-  WORK WANTED  A competent radio technician  now on duty at Gibsons Electric. Phone 45 for prompt radio  service. tfn  Chenille  Bedspread  From Factory to You $5.,25  Lowest price in Canada. This  bedspread is fuil.y covered  with babv chenille, no sheeting  showing. First quality. It  comes in all colors, single and  double b.edsize, with either  multi-colored or solid raised  center patterns. At only $5.25  - ea'ch. Send. COD plus postage.  Immediate money-hack guarantee. Order one, you will  order more.  ' Town & Country Mfg.  Box 1496 ��� Place D'Armes  Montreal, Que;  ��� 16 pd  Registered Plumber. Phone  19-W Sechelt B.C.; 17  HELP WANTED  Wanted ��� Cook for Stratford  ehildrenls? camp, Roberts Creek,  for July and August. Apply in  person at camp Easter week,  or write Mrs. Galliford, 3290  Maple, Vancouver, B.C. ?  ���:ZryyZyZy,:.Z��Zy^ ��� y ':������:��� y 15  Baby sitting, light housework  during Easter holidays. ?Days  only. Box 11, Coast ;NewsJ Use The   Coast News Classified  UNDER NEW OPERATOR  fast WATER TAXI service  on Porpoise Bay  ��� For information call ���  SECHELT 55 or SECHELT INN  4K=  New 1952 Chevrolet  PICK-UP  From $2061 OO  We have in stock  Half-Ton Three-quarter-Ton  TRUCKS  1���Ton  2-Ton  3-Ton  Peninsula Motor Products Ltd  "The name that means a good cl^al."  Chevrolet ��� Pontiac ��� Oldsmobile *��� Buick  Chev and GMC Trucks  PHONE  WILSON   CREEK   5-5  Perffex Bleach  Perfex Bleach  16 oz?  32 oz.  Soap Powders la'rg'e  \ .-.v..  Kennel-Club Dog Food 2 tins  York Fancy Peas is oz  Nabob Pork & Beans 15 oz.  Canned Milk large  Golden Yellow Sugar 2 lb-  Nabob Tea or Coffee i lb-  Matches ��� Owl '3 boxes  Five Roses Flour 7 lb.  Sweet Milk per tin  Monarch Pie Crust Mix  Blended Juice -() ��z-  Del Monte Tomato Ketchup  Baby Foods ��� Heinz -5' oz. tins  19c  32c  40c  lie  19c  2/25c  2/ 33c  26c  $1.04  29c  53c  39c  37c  2/27c  26c  ��or28c  SPECIAL  Butter gQc !b.  Grade "A" Fraser Valley  EXPIRES  SATURDAY APRIL   19  Gray sons Ltd.  Gibsons and Port Mellon  Halfmoon   Bay  By Mrs. K RAVEN  Regular monthly meeting of  the Halfmoon Bay P-TA was  held the afternoon of April 2.  President, Mrs. K. Raven in  the chair.  After reading of minutes  and treasurer's report, it was  stated that posters, complete  with attached entry forms, are  up in the three local stores.  Proprietors J. Cooper of Redroofs, and G. King and H.  Rutherford of th* Bay, have  kindly consented to collect  completed forms. Final date  of entry is May 3, and if the  response is " insufficient, the  Talent Contest, scheduled for  May 17, will be cancelled.  A whist drive was then  planned to be held on Saturday, ' April 26, at Redroofs  Hall at 8 p,m. There will also  be tables for cribbage and  canasta and prizes for all  three. Admission of 50c will  include supper. It is so long  since we had an evening of  just cards, I do hope, it will  prove  populais.  The afternoon meeting in  the sunny little. schooP.was a  pleasant change. Hostess and  teacher, Mrs. Hanney, served  a dainty tea during the meeting and everyone was away in  good time for supper. The next  Thursday   April  10  1952     The C  \Jil  Xews  5  meeting   will   also   be   in   the  afternoon,  May   7,   at  3   p.m.  So bring the little ones, there  . is   plentjr   of   room   for   them  to play.  Secretary "Wm. Miller of our  Liberal Association tells me,  the date of the next meeting  is definitely April 16, at Redroofs Hall. With chalk-talk on  the new transferable vote. He  is hoping to contact B. M.  Melntyre, MLA, for this meeting or shortly after.  Quests of honor at" a tea,  arranged by Mrs. J. Burrows  and R. Laird, last Monday,  were Mrs. P, Welsh and Mrs.  Chas. Stewart.  Mrs. Welsh was wished  many happy returns of her  birthday, and Mrs. Stewart  wished "Au revoir," on her  move to. Selma Park, and becoming a neighbor instead of  a resident.  "Sprig has sprug," the grass  is  wet;  Don't   leave   off  your   "long  John's" yetf  If sold for the value of its  chif-m.ieal elements, 1 lie human  body would be worth about  i)S cents.  Aesop,   author   of  the   book  of fables, was a slave.  is  ��� One of. the best-known soft  drink companies ��� we can't  give them a' free plug by mentioning their name ��� is sending its red painted truck up  to the Peninsula -every week  and will   be  delivering   Coke  ��� whoops,  we   mentioned  it!  ��� all the way up to Pender  Harbour by truck thus absorbing the delivery costs. The  well-known drink Avill now be  selling in the stores for seven  Cents rather than ten cents, as  formerly.  The truck will come up to  Gibsons on the ferry once  every two weeks and will deliver 320 eases to stores along  the Gulf Coast route.  Kids will be glad to hear  the srood news and to know  that the "truck will have 7,680  bottles of the soft drink on  board  every forthnight.  Firemens'  Baseball  Meeting  SUNDAY APRIL 14, 7.30 p.m.  Meeting at Fire Hall.  Eveerybody   interested  please  attend!  JUST  LOOK AT THESE  BARGAIN OFFERS!  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HAZ^L and PAUL SKYTTE  and BOYS  PLYWOOD   REJECTS  Good for Sheathing and General Work  Around the House  4x8x1/4  End  cuts 2'x4'xl/4   each  4 x S x 3/8 _ per sheet  4 x 8 x 1/2 per sheet  4 x 8 x 3/4 per sheet  3/4x6 in. side cuts     each  (8 feet long)  1 3/8 reject doors  1 3/4 reject doors  per sheet  $3#()0  .65  4.15  6.15  8.20  .35  6.00  6.85  SECHELT BUILDING SUPPLIES  .   ��� Phone Sechelt 60 ���  if j-      ;���.  vm\wt  ur  :UNION SPECIALS  i  GROCERIES  Cloverieaf Sockeye Salmon %s     49c  King Beach No. 5 peas        15 oz.    2 for 39c  Peek Frean Orchid Drums $1.29  SATURDAY ONLY BARGAINS  MEAT DEPARTMENT  Sirloin Steak or Roast  Red Brand Choice Grade  SATURDAY ONLY SPECIAL  FOR   THE   LADIES  Silk Blouses '���   Turtle-Neck Sweaters  Full line  of  Lingerie  NEW OPERATING HOURS  Now open six days per week, except Sunday.  HOURS Mondav ��� Friday , 9-6 p.m.  Saturday 9 - 6.30 p.m.  YOUR RED AND WHITE STORE  Union* General Store  Phone Sechelt 18  Fender Harbour News  A successful Spring Bazaar  was held in the Pendiera Hall  last week by the community  club. Well-laden tables testi-  i'ie to the amount of time and  effort put - in by the ladies.  The bazaar was opened by  President Mrs. F. Lee, with a  few well chosen words of welcome, and it got off to a flying  start by selling out the home-  cooking stall within 20 minutes. . The draws were well  patronized, and winners were  as follows: Grocery hamper,  Mrs. Liddle; Crocheted doily,  Capt. Germaine, who donated  it back for action; Cup and  saucer, Nan Mackay; Ham,  Mr. Ko'lha-mainen; and towels  in a ^guessing conteist, Mrs. E.  Davis:  Mrs. J. Baker is at present  confined to hospital in- Vancouver. Sorry to report, also,  that Fred Warnock has had  to undergo surgery again in  St. Paul's Hospital, but hear  that Thorne Duncan and Bill  Scoular, recently patients, are  now. at home.  ��� Jim Cameron has returned  from Vancouver where he was  delegate to the ��� TJFAAWU  Convention: Jim has been sue-  retary of the local Union for  17 years, and is well known  on this .coast.  I hear wedding bells, will  soon be ringing for Miss M.  Bergenham and Mr. R. Wise.  Congratulations, Margaret and  Dick!  Mrs. McQuarrie is spending-  a few days as guest  of Mrs.  Trythal, Bargain  Harbour.  Mrs. J. Haddock has re-  turned from the "big city,"  and Bill'....-Hodgson made, an  over-nite stop in Vancouver  last weekend.  Bill Matier is. confined to  St. Mary's Hospital. Hope it  won't be for long as we miss  your cheerjr-presence when the  boat docks."��� '  Mr. aiid'Mrs. J. Marsh and  Kathy have returned to take  up residence in Pender Harbour. They will live, in the  home formerly occupied by  the W. Falconer's. Jim will  manage the W. Pieper's store  at Irvine's Landing, and will  be -warmly welcomed by his  former friends.  Mrsu Noel Macdonald is also  back from Vancouver, and  will be a member of the staff  at the newly re-opened store  at Irvine's Landing.  Was intrigued by the sound  of distant music recently and  upon , inquiry .discovered it  was the ice?cream man. Seems  he's a twice -weekly \asitor  around the entire district and  very popular, with the youngsters?  per lb      92c   C   We Think So, Too!  An enthusiastic youngster  from, Roberts Creek, who will  no doubt grow up to become  a tourist information executive, wais writinsr an essay on  hi?i community. Said he in his  write-up:        .        .       -  "Robert?. Creek is an exceptionally rich community;  so rich, in fact, that every  blade of grass lias a green  back, every bird has a bill,  the chimneys have their drafts,  and the few horses we have  all have checks. Roberts Creek  lia��> two banks-��� one on each  side. There are some banks  along the other creeks, too.  At this tiniie of year evQii the  lawns get? a rake-off. Every  cloud has a silver. lining, and  every flower has."a scent. When,,  you put a five-dollar bill in,  your pocket you double, it,  and when you take it out you'  find it in creases. Roberts  Creek is a good district to live  in."  Use  The   Coast News Classified  WEEKEND SPECIALS  SAT. 7 a.m. ��� 1 am.     SUN. 8 a.m. ��� midnight .  1 Tomato Juice  Sizzling Club Steak, onions, French fries*  Toast, Pie, Coffee $1.75  2 Grilled Ham Steak, French fries  Apple Rings, Toast, Coffee $1.10  3 3-Decker Sandwich  (Bacon, Tomato, Dill Pi/kle)  with French fries  Coffee y $ .75  SECHELT TEA ROOM  Overlooking lovely Sechelt Beach  Next door to the Theatre  LftJLSJLSliU^JL^^  Smart.to serve with  Hors cPoeiivres  or a  Cheese Tray  Vita-Weat requires no  preparing. So convenient  to have on your pantry  shelf for occasions when  refreshments must be���  quickly prepared.  WHOLEWHEAT CRISPBREAD  Delicious,    crisp,    thin   wafers? v of:  whole   wheat   that   you   will   enjoy?,  with any -spreadi.sweet ?��r savoury.  , , ��� .or to eat for ��our dailar breadi  kadi �������������������  PEEKFREAN'S      573  iw-ititihAL  .-. . and suddenly it's Spring  No matter" what ytour gardening needs ���  gardening tools, lawn tools, sprays, wire  fencing, fertilizers ��� we can supply your  needs. Our stocks are as complete as those of  a city store ��� and our prices as reasonable.  Come and  look over some of our  stock on  display all next week in our display window.  . . . and a reminder  MAJOR APPLIANCES  We have ma��fc several special buys  worth checking. Compare before  going elsewhere^  ���^KfcbWLE&  -HARDWARE-  Phohe 33  "'A  Gibsons, B.C. SEE  THE COAST NEWS  FOR RUBBER STAMPS  Reuben  Stroshein  izers  EDWARD MacHUCH  ThU Inspiring ���tager of farourite Gospel  Sjmiu proaenta one of radio's beat-hired  .program*. Listen for the rich baritone  voice of Edward M��cHu��h���"Your Gospel  -Singer."  Pial 980 Tuesday and Thursday  =df 3:30 and Saturday af 1:15!  This and That  By Mrs. NESTMAN  Ole Hansen of the Black  and White store, was rushed  to hospital for appendix trouble, while his wife went into  hospital at the salme time to  have- her bafoy. All doing well.  Welcome, Mrs. Allen Gardner back to the fold! Mr.  Gardner will be down later,  they tell me. Mrs. H. Greenwood back with us again, certainly very happy to see her.  Two, of our senior citizens  confined to Shaughnessy, Bill  Haley and Tommy Chambers.  Now that the nice weather is  coming on ��� we hope ��� trust  they will soon J>e up and out  again. Roma % n d Jimmy  Schultz are taking over a gas  station at Sechelt.' Sure miss  my small one, but guess they  have to go away sometime ���  and after all tney are not so  very far away at that. They  tell me, Richard Norris family  a little richer with the advent  of another girl. That's three  for Richie. .  The Milt Brown's have moved to Hopkins. Certainly miss  my neighbor, especially the  morning cup of coffee, where  we gathered every morning  just about, and caught up with  the? news. One sure misses such  a neighbor. It's quite a liike  to Hopkins for a morning  cup of c'offee, as much as I'd  like to do iit, but ...  Henry King home again  from the hospital; confined to  the house for a while yet, but  weathering the storm very  well. Want, -to wish the Eck-  ford family ai good trip over,  the-.ocean. They are leaving in  a fe\y. days ��� lucky people;  have a good time folks! And  the Ashworth 's will be on  their way also? Hope?to?see you  all  back in  the  near future.  The extensivej alterations to  p"FIRSEWM WE N  ?B^s:%ictur|f; mow yAvill mean  much belbter?';|i1ms for-us wi|en  it is all fihisn|d^ A larger  moving picture ?|>rbject6r vwill  give us the latest in pictures.  We can sure lbbk-yforward to  some very entertaining -shows  in the near future through the  wbrkings of Gordon West.  Latest news of the Mellon road  ��� sounds a little gloomy ���  it will be early fall* now, they  tell me, before wp get to ride  over the new highway. Oh,  well,  it   is in   the  making ���  after all, what more can we  hope for?  Mr. and Mrs. Wally Peterson down from Terrace for a  visit with their mother here.  Took off yesterday for a trip  to California ��� nice going.  Miss New tells me she has  vacancies for aj few more small  ones in her kindergarten, and  will take them in the morning. Call and see her. Leah  Davey is doing very well in  liospital and expected home  very soon.  If you missed getting on the  voters list, come in and see me  at once���there's still a chance  for you, at the little shop.  Well, after clays of miserable  weather, wind and rain and  cold, the last few days have  been real spring like and the  urge to get out and put in  that garden is on us all. Although right now, looking out  my window from where I sit,  I'll swear, that I did not collect all thise tin cans in sacks  waiting to be taken away. The  compost pile of peels and odd  bad spud is leering at me,  waiting to be covered up; the  dead mum's sticks, that I hav-  n't dug yet; weeds everywhere.  Why doess a back yard look  so terrible when the nice  weather comes? Oh, well, I'll  worry about that tomorrow.  Right new I'm wading through  cobwebs and debating weather,  I'll pfcaint or paper. If I wait  a little while, I won't have to  do any fall cleaning ��� where  does the time go? They tell  me, "Nothing makes a child  worse-behaved than belonging  to a neighbor." Could be.  Thursday  April 10 1952     The Coast News  "SOS" actually has no literal meaning. It was chosen  as' a distress signal because t>f  its ease in transmitting. In  code the call is three dots,;  three  dashes,   and  three dots.  HAIR   RESltmED  PERMANENTLY  Scientific herbal formula TH10  guarantees results for all types  of baldness and "hair problems.  Quickly promotes n e w hair  growth regardless of age or  condition. Sold on a full money  back guarantee. Start your  treatment now. For complete  information write today to  Thalia Herbal Products Limited, Dept. 250-A, 3378 Kings-  way, South. Bur'naby,  B.C.  Sydney Duroid Roofing ��� Chimney Sweeping ��� Vacuum  Cleaning ��� Furnace, stove and chimney repairs ��� Earestroughs  cleaned, repaired and renewed ��� Flashings and'chimney pots  installed ��� Roofs repaired.  725 St. Andrew's Avenue  North  Vancouver  North 2666  New Radio Receiving Licences Available  New Radio Receiving Licences  are obtainable from Post Offices,  Radio Dealers, Radio Servicemen, certain Banks and, in cer_  tain districts, from house_to_  house canvassers.  Where not available locally,  Radio Receiving Licences may  be obained from the Controller  of  Telecommunications, Department of Transport, Ottawa.  A separate Licence is required  by each tenant of a room or flat  within a. private home who operates a radio. A separate Licence  is required for each radio in.  stalled in a motor vehicle.  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT  Ottawa, Ont.  J-C. Lessard, Hon. Lionel Chevrier,  Deputy Minister Minister  | EasterGreetings  l     VRHHKESwSaV  As the sunshine of the Peninsula  heralds in Spring flowers, so may  Easter herald in happiness and. peace  of mind for you.  6  Our very best wishes for happiness  for you this Easter . . .  TOTEM REALTY  ��� Gibsons 44 ���  Representing Consolidated Brokers  A. W. HOARE H. E. WILSON  ��IH lu��]3?��  2  O  ��� Money is deposited; loans are made;  drafts and money orders sold, Billt  are paid, cheques cashed, payrolls  made up. Questions asked and  answered about new business, foreign  trade, taxes, securities ...  All this activity helps keep your  community going���and growing!  That's why there is a branch of The  Bank of Nova Scotia near you ... to  serve the banking needs of your  community ... to help make daily  business easier and more productive.  Your banking needs may be simple���  or complex. Whatever your plans may  be . . . consult your Bank of Nova  Scotia manager on the financial  angle ... it can mean dollars and  cents in your pocket,  The BANK of NOVA SCOTIA  ��� Your Partner in Helping Canada Grow  Your BNS Manager is a  good   man   to   know.   In  Sq mum ish a n d Woe;.' ab re 1 :������ ���> 8  The Coast News      Thursday  April  10  1952  ROBERTS CREEK  ROUND-UP  By MADGE- NEWMAN  Maestro H. Roberts of the  Choraliers proved himself to  be a man of many talents Friday night ar the Roberts Greet  Community Hall, when the  VON presented the group in  a varied program.  The ���"Peninsula Choraliers."'''  12.men and 19 women, sustained a high grade of singing  during the whole performance  and formed a dignified background for the clowning maestro in his comedy numbers,  one of which was the amusing  parody, on "'Sing Me to Sleep."  The music hall routine given  "Come to the Fair," by Mr-  Roberts and his daughter, Mrs.  Lueken, was joyfully received  by the audience.  The harrowing experiences  in an opium "den during the  intermission left no doubt as  to Mr. Roberts' ability as an  elocutionist.  Solos, quartettes, duets and  instrumental numbers were  equally well done. ��e have  but one fault to note. A solo  number by that very fine  accompanist, Mrs. Norburn,  would have made a perfect  evening^ A larger audience  would have helped also.  Mr. Marsden was noted in  the group, and that brings to  mind the Glee Club formed at'  Roberts Creek some years ago  with Mr. Marsden as leader.  This small group met at the  home of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert  Evans and were in the midst  of "Dear Land of Home,"  when for some reason or other,  they folded up and went home.  I seem to recall it was because  Mr. Marsden moved fronv the  Creek to Gibsons.  Mr. and Mrs. Jaekson belonged to the group. Also the  Bergstrom's, the late Ed Kin-  red and Mrs. Aylward. Mrs.  Haslam and Mrs. Shaw added  their voice, as also did the  Evans' and their daughter,  Elizabeth.  People love to sing, and it  is lamentable  that   there  are ���  not more  singing groups  and  singing teachers.  Do- you know what has become of the old fashioned singsong around the piano in the  living room? It has moved to  the school bus, and if you ever  happen to ride in it with the  high school gang, you'll hear  as fine harmonizing as you  could wish?  ��� Bill's Trip Orchestra, Vancouver, played at the Hall  Boaird dance Saturday at the  Community Hall. The "trio"  consisted of four players for  good measure. Dancers seemed  to have a very good time.  Roberts Creek Improvement  Society's annual meeting and  election of "officers will take  place on the 9th, too soon for  this publication to do any-  good. Results will be in next  week.  Ernie    Wallis    and a board  came up against the law of  gravitv at work last week, and  he * is now at home limping  painfully on one foot.  ��� Those of. yonwho remember  ���Charlotte Ferguson, teacher at  Elphinstone Sehool, might be  interested to know that she .is  now Mrs. Mortimer and the  mother of a fine little son.  Birthday" con gratulations  this month to the youngest  member of the Jack family,  who is 3, Phil Reeves 2, Robert Hillier all of 8, and Mrs.  L. .MacDonald, Barbara Coles  and Norma Wallis, assorted  ages. And not forgetting the  Roberts Creek Cafe ��� that  busy hive of industry ��� that  opened its doors here in April  '9, two years ago-  'SECOND SUCCESSFUL  YEAR FOR HALL  ;On March 31 the Roberts  Creek Community Hall Board  held its annual meeting, bringing to a close its second successful year since incorporating February, 1950.  Until that date, the Hall, 18  years old in Ma^/was held in  trust by the Elphinstone ?Bay  Farmer^''  Institute.  Last year saw the stage lined  and floor   sanded.  New doors  were  put in,  and   76   cement  blocks    ;anol      cedar     posts  strengthened   the. foundation.  The bank loan and PA system  loans were cleared. Now with  a balanee  on   hand   of   some  $300, the newly elected Board  for    1952    h    enthusiastically  preparing for further improvements and additions.  Officers for the .year are,  President, Mrs. R. Hughes j  vice-president, R>. Cumming;  secretary - treasurer, Mrs. R.  Cumming; Board of directors:  Mrs. A. H. Weal, Mrs. C. F.  Haslam, Mrs. G. Payton, Mrs.  D. Matthews, Mrs. A. Lowe,  A. H. Weal, F. Barnes, Chas.  Smith and Wm. Gilbert.  BOYS* CLUB DANCE  APRIL 19  The Roberts Creek .Boys'  Club will put on a dance at  the Hall April 19. Music will  be supplied by Eric Inglis'  Orchestra. Members of the  club, school boys, will handle  all the necessary jobs ��� collecting money at the door,  handling the raffle tickets,  doing KP in white aprons, the  latter under supervision of one  or two. mothers in the kitchen.  These lads, under the able  leadership of . Ed. Laidlaw,  offer a lamp as a door prize,  and as a raffle. The lamps  wei'e made by themselves at  their clubroom where they  gather from 6.30 to 8. Wednesday evenings. Their next woodworking project will be fishing  rods for their summer fishing.  Fishing trips, hiking, camping  are all on the agenda for the  summer.  Use of the clubhouse is donated by Harry L. Roberts, and  is a small building at Roberts  Creek wharf. Twice monthly  the'boys  are treated   by   the  di^sS^SM^a^iC^ffiSKlKSSOiKDiC*^  J  i  1  1.  Scandinavian   Imports  ��� Cheeses  ��� Party   Tidbits  for   your  Easter  Entertainment  RT'S MEAT MARKET  ��� GIBSONS ���  Full lines of choice meats  and fish. m  '  '     . ��� ��� ���   ...     '      |  n  |  I  1  1  I  club founder, Ed. Laidlaw, to  a movie and pop.  Purpose of the dance is to  ra^ise money to buy a boat and  also materials to build  one.  ;The Hall Board donates use  of the hall Sunday afternoons  for boyswho play there under  supervision. Some 28 boys take  advantage of the opportunities  this club offers, and are grateful to Ed for the kee,n interest  he takes in them.  for  distribution.  Bob Clarkson was reappointed VON delegate.  Mr.', Peppar offered a cup  for junior? garden club competition. .      ���  Postsaits  *"**"* ���������- -'        ii ��� i r-iii t           Use Coast News Classified  PEPPAR TALKS  (Continued from page 1)  railway in the world, he said.  If completed to the Peace ,  River, it coufd make enough  money in five months to pay  for construction. The lands  alongside the railway could  supply the finest potatoes,  coal, lime, and an abundance  of  agricultural  produce.  However, he said, the present government seemed interested only in spending millions  on a road when the railway  was of prime importance. In a  recent talk with Mr.-Anseomb,  he learned that the Conservative leader would a&vocate-  ' the immediate building of the  railway to North Vancouver  to open up this great, rich  storehouse of agriculture.  Five members of the Board  of Trade were present at the  meeting to; hear Mr. Peppar's  talk, and he asked that boards  of trade take more interest in  the farmer and  his problems.  The Junior Poultry club reported   that   the  chicks    had  been   here now for   the  past  two    weeks.    Junior    Garden  elub had had their soils analyzed  and  a carton  of   seeds  had been received from B & K  to  the  TOGGERY  ��� Sechelt ���  SPORT JACKETS  WIDE RANGE  of  SLACKS  St. MICHEAL SWEATERS  Smoker sets ~ Wallets  Belts ~- Watches, etc.  Special  lines  for   Ladies ���:  FUZZY WUZZY SWEATERS  LOUNGING  PYJAMAS  J  NEGLIGEE ��� GIFTS OF ALL KINDS  The TOGGERy  Telephone 56  Sechelt  r  i.*;  Rexall Sale  ore  Lang's Drug  Sechelt  and  Gibsons  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday  APRIL 16-17-18-19  Ask at your local > ???���..  Post Office for flyers  for complete sales items  SECHEL.T   ���    Two Stores   ���   GIBSONS  Prescription Specialists.  L

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