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Array Provincial Library,  Victoria, 8. Co  Phone your news or  orders to  Gibsons 45  Sixth Year of Publication      Thursday June 26 1952  Vol. 6-26       Published in GIBSONS, B.C.     Serving the Sunny Sechelt Peninsula  Clowhonj Falls Serves The Pemnsu!a  owho  sciaEEy  Loggers Strike Hits  Local Businesses  Pessimism permeates the Peninsula business circles as the  loggers' strike continues to punch hard below the belt at retail  businesi?, Especially in the Sechelt a-rea. One or two businessmen  are going to close shop until the strike is oyer; others are. girding themselves to takev the punches with the least possible hurt.  The majority of wage-earners on the Peninsula are loggersi- the  loss of income is bound to hit hard, especially if the strike continues long. .  PTA Council Has  Busy&poi  Sechelt Petninsula Parent-  Teiajcher ? Association Council  held its meeting on June 10,  at the home of'Mr*.; arid Mrs.  C. D. Lucken at. I)avis Bay.  The President, JVIrs. Ernest  Wallis, was in the chair.  Business under discussion  had to do with the shield? be-  Opened Yesterday  British Columbia'!:! newest source of hydro-electric power  ��� thei B.C. Power Commission 's : 4,000-hor *'epoAver' CloAvhora  Falls Development ��� has commenced operation. Th,.e development serves the- Sechelt Peninsula, from Hopkins Landing to  Sechelt. The development itself is situated at the head of  Salmon Arm, a finger-like offshoot of Sechelt Inlet.  "���   " It     wa.i     the     picturesque,  typically - British Columbian  setting of the development that  the new pl'ant was officially  opened   yesterday.  Representatives of the Provincial Government, organizations, businesses and industries  cf the Sechelt Peninsula-, major  suppliers and the Power Commission w,:'re on. hand for a  brief ceremony>, in the powerhouse  marking   the   occasion.  The Hon. A. D. Turnbull  represented Premier B y ron  Johnson and officially declared the plant open.  Actually, yesterdays event  was just for the- record. The  Clowhom plant has been delivering hydro power since May  Marshall Name  B of T President  Jack Marshall was elected  president of "the Gibsons and  District Board of Trade at the  annual general meeting held  IVfonday evening. Locke  'Knowlies was elected vice-president; Jim Drummond was reelected secretary, and two new  officers werej added: Harold  Wilson became assistant secretary and Mrs. E. Nestman was  named corresponding secretary.  The board accepted the rec-  ommenda<tion  of  the nominat  ing committee that the pres-' -13 to the* growing Sechelt Pen-  ident pick his own council  from the general membership.  Prior to the election of officers, the meeting named V. E.  Metcalfe chairman of a VON  committee of the board of  trade to work along with the  "VON groups in promoting and  .publicizing VON work on the  A meeting in the Legion Hall  Sunday afternoon, sponsored"  by the Sechelt Board of Trade,  discussed'" the strike in its effect on the\ siriaU operators,  the businesses', and the loggers a-round the Peninsula?'.  Many of the loggers compliain-  /ed that.-only a few key men  voted. In bhei camp, 45 ���mem  were employed; only ll of  these voted for .strike taction;  and 7 voted against strike action. Thei remainder did not  Vote.  IWA official, Frank Draper  of Powell River, was?on hand'  to^present the IWA side of the  picture, which he did in an  abTei. <a<nd; seemingty-unpreju-  dlced manner. Pie answered  questions put to him by. the  meeting1 fairly and courteously and stated, that he, as  ���well as other IWA officials,  appreciated the problems of  the small logger * and the busi-  neissm'em.. *  " Scotty " Draper presented  many figures to hack up his  slt'atementri But, when asked  what precemtage of the IWA  membership cast ballots,- he  said he did.not lcnowv.. Some'  observers "hinted, thaf the number of voters must have been  very small; especially in the  Sechelt area. Draper said 90  percent of th'e> voters were 'in  favor of the strike action.  v,Onie bu��ines(*;ariain said, that  he had talked to all the loggers who had be'etn in his store,  and ntone of them was in favor  of strike action.  While the' meeting,, chaired  by Ernie Pearson, was ordeirly  throughout, many conflicting  statements were prevented to  the meeting For instance, Mr.  Draper stated that the average  logger earned only $1,80Q; a  year, while- others mentioned  that loggers were paid $20 a.  day, or more. All, however, ;  were of the opinion that the  market .position was far from  rcsy, and prices' had tumbled   ^V4����-S-. : __ j  considerably- in- the   past  few*  monnhs.  Some small operators .  will be forced to close down.  Al Jackson of -Wilson Ci* e'efc  presented' a resolution to the  meeting which pointed out the  hardship the. strike was causing and demanded quick action in. isettiling it. After discussion, a recess was called to  ���revamp the resolution.  During the'recess, many of  thost! in the pac?ked hall, /slipped out *and went home. ,One  board < of trade member asked  that the press severely censure  those who left the meeting  without taking the trouble or  time to stand by the courage of  their own convictions. "With  a problem as serious ja.s vthe  IWA strike upon us, it is a  sure sign of cajreless apathy khi.  the part of those who did not  take the time to wait five  minutes to vote on th'e resolution," he said.. ' j ?  The re - drafted resolution  war* then put to the meeting  and was pass'e'd. Copies will be  sent to,the IWA, FIR, and the ���  govern ment. It demanded  speedy settlement of the .strike.  ? About 80 persons voted on the  resolution.  'Resuscitator''-'  Campaign    Opens   'n  The    Smokey    Stover    club  started off the Gibsons. Volun-   ���  teer    iFire    Departmen't ' campaign  for. al revmseitator  with   .  a donation of $25.  The. firemen started their  fund-raising campaign early  this week by. mailing post  card1*; to all residents' of the  Gibsons���Roberts Greiek area,  asking that donations be1 sent  to v the Resuscitator | Fund,  Bank  of Montreal,  Gibsons.  The need is urgent, according to Fire Chief John Buniyau, -  and the- firem-ni are hoping  th at every. family in the district willl donate to the  worthy cause.  insula, where the Commission  serves more than 1,300 customers, including about 1,200  residential consumers.  Last? year, these customers  consumed .1.744,177 kilowatt  hours of electrical energy ai  an average cost of 4.4 cents  per kilowatt Ijours That figure  takes .? on-?.: ad?decl,;,? significance  for Elpriientary Schools held  at Sechelt on Saturday^ June  14, also arrangements for ribbons,  transportation,  etc.  The matter of dental service  for the/ children wan brought  up. Full advanit.'age is not being  taken by parents of the service  offered for the children. As  the purpose upon which this  service is based is prevention,  older ' children c a n not be  cared/"for under the plan until  the younger children! are cared  for. Therefore, parents of  young children should see to  it that, their children \i teeth  are put into good shape. When  this is done, the plan can be  extended- io /include?, progressively, older groups'. The Council appointed Mrs. x Lucken to  "discuss the situation,.^p^eisent  and future, with ~JX}'. Cooper  and report. >-' .^0'A3."  Mrs.. C. Whitaker,' chairman  man of the Talent Night committee wals present to speak 021  this year's effort which was  such all outstanding, success.  Since Talent Night originated  in Sechelt P-TA, and has developed through cooperation of  ?Pender ' Harbour, Halfmoon  ?Bay, Sechelt, Roberts Creek  and/Gibsons P-TA, the council  war; pleased to accept, sponsorship of Talent Night, It is  hoped that next year Port  Mellon P-TA will be included.  .?Peridnsula^��� Lt was, also^jjyexj^v takes;Xon:;?.:addecL: significa  t :$p��%��^^ on t  toria asking more govertimerit 'thai   six   .years  Summer will com,9' to Wonderland Camp for Girls at Wilson Creek on Sunday when  the first contingent, of girls will  arrive to enjoy thie1 camp program. The camp is under competent directorship , and is  under the managership of Mrs.  Forst.  Accommodation is available  for twenty girls at one time,  the campers coming as far  away as Seattle.  aid for the needy work..'  The hard-time dance committee, headed by Mel Usher,  reported a net of over $90 from  the dance, and received the  commendation of the board for  'the fine job they did.  Meeting also went on record  as acceptjng the responsibility  of the displaying of flags and  bunting on the village streets  at fair time; and also voted to  hang flags .and. .--bunt in a; for  July  1.  It was also moved that a  letter be sent to the deputy  minister of public works requesting a progress report on  the Port Mellon road.  Legion WA Hears  Convention News  The regular meeting of the  Ladies Auxiliary to the Canadian Li'gion, Gibsons, heard  their delegate to tlie B.C. convention outline convention  business. Convention delegate  was Mrs. C. T. Landrey who  travelled fo Nelson for the  affair.  She tokl of increased activities in all districts, the membership now standing at 5,675.  Last year, the auxiliary spent  $138,106 in aiding veterans  "and their families, various  branches and charity. A telegram was sent to Ottawa supporting the national body in  its demands for increased war  pension and veterans allowance.  A Memorial Day service wa.*i  held last, Sunday, attended by  the Legion and Auxiliary members.  The next, meeting of Branch  109 will be held in September  and it is hoped to start the  new season with increased  membership.  ago,   average  cost per kilowatt, hour on the  . Peninsubv  was   8.1   cents.   Despite    rising   costs   of   almost  every   other    commodity    ancf  service     the     self-sustaining*  Crown   Corporation  has  steadily  lowered   the average   cost  of power  to  the area,  as  has  been  the  case in all   of  it's 25  pow.^r districts throughout the?  province.  Electrical energy from tAvo  horizontal Bepco generators is  transmitted from tlie1 new  n'l-mt 221^> miles over a 66,000-  volt line to a new substations  at Sechelt. Thev.f:. ii is stepped  down for distribution ou t'AVCJ  6.9/12   kilovolt   circuits.  Energization <"f the CloAvhorri.  Falls Development mrans that  'the   old  seaside  diesel  poAver-  house1 at Sechelt will be closed  doAvn   entirely.   Diesel-generated   poAver   is   supplied   by  the  . Commission     throughout     the  province where it is either im-  po'<s'5hlf  or  impractical  to   develop    hydro    power.    Where1  load groAvth Avarrahts if",  snefo  as on  (he Sechelt Peninsula, i"r  is more economical to  build h  hydro  plant  than, to   continue  to run a diesel plant  Avith its  restively   high   cost   of  operation.  The Clowhom Develoiunerti:  has an initial capacity of 4,(KO  turbine luu-sepoAvcr, but cao  be expanded to ��n ultimate1  capacity of 12,000 horsepower.  Second stage of the development, if and aa^wi it proves  necessary, would call for. two  4,000-horsepoAver vertical-type  turbines and generators.  A feature of the development is location of the powerhouse site at sea level, at the?  extreme top of Salmon Arm*  where the twin CloAvhom Falls-  tumble into . the sea. Accessibility by water wias an advantage in the construction o��  the plant. 2  Tlnr Coast News      Thursday June- 26 1952  ��he (Soost Jferos  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 par copy. United States and Foreign, $2.50 per year.  Phone Gibsons 45  ��2as 6, Gibsons. British Columbia.  C^dlt  onatd  Two worthy causes  Two organizations opened campaigns for funds this week;  froth organizations will be asking ��or donations. Both are  worthy causes,. As a matter of fact, we can put it stronger than  &hat. Both arc vital causes.  The VON is out to raise money for its nursing serviiee. Ail  those Avho have called upon VON in times of stress will know  that if Ave lost what the VON offers, it would be a real blow to  all of us. We need the VON. And tlie VON needs, money to  carry on.,      '  The Gibsons Fire Brigade is campaigning for a resui-citator  which can be used in such cases as drowning, gas, shock. While  we are only tAvo hours' travelling distance from Vancouver,  we are much, much too far away to bring in a resuscitator in an  emergency. We iveed one and need it badly. And Ave do not want  to wait until Ave have a fatality before we get on the bandwagon.  The Coast News wishes both organisations every success in  their campaigns. 'v  ^Power means progress"  Recent-comers will be surprised to know that electric power  "first came to the Peninsula' a short lfj years ago, in Selma, aaid  Secihelt. In many parts along the Sunshine coast, the coming of  the power lines hat? been much more recent.  Now we celebrate the official opening of the big, modern  Clowhom Falls plant, which will ^ervie this Peninsula.  While the change-over to the hydro plant has be.en done  without fanfare, there is no telling what the new plant can mean  to this Peninsula; One of the thingsiniost big industries look for  is cheap, accessible power for their machine?ry. We can now offer  potential .power aplenty as a further incentive for industry to  locate here. ,  Kinsmen Sponsor  Swimming Classes  Kinsmen Club of Gibsons  srad District decided last  ���Thursday evening to sponsor  swimming classes for non-  swimmers at the Municipal  "beach in Gibsons. John Wood  ivats named chairman of the  .committee which Avill handle  the* 'classes-'" for children of  school age. An application  form for interested youngsters  Is found elsewhere in this  newspaper.  Mr. Wood points out that  ���while every reasonable care  will be taken while the children, are under supervision,  the Kin club cannot he held  responsible for any- accident  which may occur during the  course. Ha asked last week  for permission to put a boom  out paralleling the float to  form a outside boundary for  swimmers.  Application from children  ���who are already able to swim  cannot be a'ceepted this time,  he pointed out. It is expected  there will be a heavy enrollment of non-swimm&rs. Younger children may be taken later  when tfome of the older children are able to swim and abl^  to assist.  It i*\ likely that classes will  be held five evenings a week  from about, 7, o'clock to 9  o 'cllock. H?owe w,r, hours of  classes wall have to be disCUsi?*-  ed with the applicants as soon  as application forms come in.  Classes, are free, Kinsmen  point, out.  CliOWHOM RECOGNIZED  SIXTY YEARS-AGO  Although remote and accessible only by water and air, the  suitability of ���Clowhom as a  power site- > was recognized  more than 60 years ago. First  use of the Falls war*; made in  '1890 Avhen a shingle milll was  built on tidewater. A dam Avas  built across the falls to back  up the water so that logs could  be floated from the lake.  Reader's Right  LIBERALS START  CAMPAIGNING  Editor, The News,  Sir: ���  While the election issue is  still in doubt and may yet see  Batt '\ Maclntyre re-elected on  the final count, it m beyond  comprehension hoAV so many  free enterprise voters could  commit political Hari Kari by  supporting an . unknown, untried, quantity such as the  Social Credit in, MacKenzie  Riding, rather than to get  ���svolidly behind the man that  for the past three yeaxs. as our  MLA have given all his tal-  -e ntis, energy and time in  bringing about the greatest  progress MacKenzie riding,  and the Sechelt Peninsula in  particular, has ever known.  It is nothing short of; a catastrophe   t>r  British   Colum-  bia;?J;hat the desire to protest  a'gains.tflone  or two points of  uhpopujltr,   though   necessary,'  legislation,    or    the    personal  bias  against any or  more individual   in   the   government,  that the tremendeous progress  our province has  enjoyed under Liberal  leadership should  be   sacrificed.   Regardless    of  the final outcome of the vote  -on  July  3,  every  citizen, will  feel .'���������thie   impact   of   retarded  economic   conditions   and   setbacks  in   local, development?.  The  present, standing- of candidate elects indicates that no  party   could   form  a,  Government   for  any length  of time.  On   every  one  of  the  thousands.-.? who  voted   the  Liberal  ticket   in B.C.   rests   the   responsibility   to   work  earnestly  for  the   Liberal  principles in  which    Ave    believe.    Let    the  axiom    of   a  "good    liberal"  mean more  than  just turning,  out ^ti^he /'(polls \ ^a t;:; :?.jelection,  gress or your community your  business by taking an active  part in the local associations  and, correct- from within any  party policy., that may need  correcting. Convince your  neighbor that the Liberal way  is the only way- to table, progressive! government. Let us  unite stronger than ever to  assure.prosperity for our province with a strong Liberal  government  elections.  i n      subsequent  Andrew Johnston  President MacKenzie:-itiding,  Liberel Association.  A  reyou  BUILDING?  We can supply men and  material/ for any job  Carpenters  Plumbers  Electricians  Painters  Sechelt  Building Supplies  This is the plan* ��� suppose annual dividends. If you are  you   are   not   over   50,   you over 50,  benefits  are avail-  make   regular  payments   to able at a later date,  the Sun Life of Canada. At FOR TOUR FAMILY  age 60  you  start  receiving should you not Uve  to thQ  $100 ajmonth for life or, ix age  of  60,   $15,000  will  be  you prefer it,  $17149.00 m paid to your family on your  cash���both amounts can be death j        j  increased   by   accumulating *siightiy varied for women.  By completing* the enquiry form below you can obtain details  suited to your personal requirements. The plan covers all  amounts of premiums from as little as $5.00 per month and  the cash or pension can in most- cases commence at age  50-55-60 or 65.  i  y ...  To: Jim Drummond Representative  SUN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA  Gibsons, B.C.. .     Phone 39 or 34  Name..... , ����..,...m��. ...-.����..., -.  Address . .��� ,   Occupation....; :'. , !..,..-.....��.��  Exact date of birth ,���^.  TO A MILLION CANADIANS  Canada's  First Bank  s  Bank of Montreal  WORKING   WITH   CANADIANS   IN   EVERY   WALK   OF   LIFE   SINCE   1817  Gibson Branch: THOMAS  LARSON, Manager.  Sechejtv(Sub.agency) jPQpen Tuesday and Thursday.  Port Mellon   (Sub.agency):  Open Friday.  APPLICATION  Kinsmen Swim CI  asses  WHA.T?      Free swimming classes for non-  swimmers, school-age children.  WHEN? ��� Evenings 7 to 8. To be decided by-  applicants.  WHERE?   IVLiuiicipalvFlqat, G^ibsons.  WHO? John Wood, chairman of committee.,,  , If interested, kindly fill in this form and return to:  Coast News Office, or Sunset Hardware  I wish to enrol in tlie Kinsmen Swim classes and agree to abide  by all rules.  Name  Address  Age  Parents, please sign below:  /  I understand that every reasonable care will be taken in  conducting these classes and agree to let my child enrol as  Jong as he (or she) abides by the rules laid down. I will not  hold the Kinsmen Club responsible for any accident occur.  ring during the course. -  Signed  (Parent or Guardian)  Oh  ���5  7  GOOD REASONS' WHY YOU SHOULD  HAVE INNAWINDOWS  1. They prevent loss of heat through windows;  2. They are installed inside; eliminate use of storm  sash;  3. They come complete ��� ready to instal and can  be installed in less than one minute;  4. They can be removed in a jiffy;  5. They keep the inside of the windows free from  oil and coal film;  6. They keep out dirt and dust;  7. They do not steam up in any weather.  You can now INSULATE  your windows with  7  MORE GOOD REASONS WHY YOU  SHOULD HAVE INNAWINDOWS  The Patented Window Insulator  C. GRAY  Represented by  ���     Phone Gibsons 94  YOU CAN SAVE UP TO 50 PERCENT ON YOUR FUEL BILL  1. They protect curtains and drapes from deteriora.  tion;  Z. They look smart;  3. They are gauranteed;  4. They are fire-resistant;  5. They can be left up all year ��� keeping the heat  in during the winter aiid the harmful sun's rays  out during the summer;  6. They save you money;  7. They are manufactured in Vancouver by a leading  manufacturer of sash and doors. elma Arranges  Ball Games; Sports  By Mrs. G. H. COLSOK  Having obtained, a playing  field near Selma Bark store,  residents of the Park are now  busy organizing teams. The  men.-have formed avteam and  are ready to take on all comers. The young fathers of the  community are also organizing  a junior boys team and the  mothers are planning a girls  team. Wilson.Greiek-\yill halve  the use of the field on Mondays. There should be plenty  to interest  all.  In  the  offing is  the  sports  day planned for July 26. The  spons will be open to everybody. Races; will be run for  young and old.  Refreshment booths, coffee,  hot d��g*>> ice cream, soft  drinks, will be under supervision of Mrs. Ritchey. The  men tare looking after 'the  sports and the evening entertainment of games. .Everyone  is welcome, .and we look for a  big crowd for the occasion.  A drahving will "take place  for a card table and chairs as  first prize, and baseball and  .bat for second prizie.  ?M?rs. F.  Thursday June 26 1952       The Coast News  3  ' Wheeler  is  draw.  in   charge, of  the  British  crpY  Columbia is lar  in area,' than Washington,  Oregon and California combined.  bobo  i rains  Ireeon Sout  Confident of a win this time,  Benny (Bobo) Paul has started training at Sechelt for his  forthcoming fight in Burns,  Oregon, against hometowner  Ben  Capps.  "Bobo," who tips the scale  at >a' slight 146 lb., was runner-  up for the B.C. Indian championship in 1951. Tough luck,  dogged him in a scrap against  St. Paul's Fred Baker this  year. Ben Ca'pp)? has the advantage of an extra 8 pounds-  behind his punch, but "Bobo"  i*. confident he can take: the  punches, and hand them back  Ibsons Pioneer  ere on Visit  c (  'It is hard to realize that  Gibsons has grown so much,"  said George Henry, a recent  visitor to Gibsons, after looking around to see if he could  recognize any of the old landmarks he knew in.the old days.  And while here he was looking  around for old acquaintances  from; his school dia.ys around  here in the .early years of the  with interest.  Johnnie Hatt an, Seattle  trainer, was in Sechelt to start  young Paul off on his training.  -century.  George left here in 1907 and,,  save for a. short visit in 191%  has been living in Prince-  George .*Jnce leaving here.  He  was  in  the  village   last  week, having come up with his  brother,  Bill,  in  hi.si brother's-  boat.  In addition to meeting his  old frkaids around these parts,-(  he also met Prod Saunders,.  Prince George old-timer, and'  on a trip io Port Mellon and  Seaside many pleasant memories were talked over,  George is returning to Prince'  George but said that he wouM  like to return here to., live ���  except that friend, wife, wOhlcl  not agree.  A GENERAL MOTORS VALUE  Take the wheel to get the feel  of this amazing Pontiac...  ^g^&8??g2����2^^  There's only one way to fully appreciate a '52 Pontiac! That's to get.  behind the wheel and put it through its paces for yourself.  You'll thrill to its smooth, effortless driving ease, beautiful color harmonies and distinctive modern styling.  And whether you drive a Chieftain or Fleetleader, you'll find that the  .power of the high-compression Pontiac engines has been stepped-up to>  give wonderful new performance without sacrificing any of Pontiac's*  reputation for economy and durability. You'll also find a choice of silk-  smooth Synchro-mesh transmission, dependable *PowerGlide automatic  transmission in the Fleetleader Deluxe scries or the spectacular new  fDual-Range Hydra-Matic Drive in Chieftains.  So, for the driving pleasure of your life���come in soon, and get behind  the wheel of a Pontiac. i2  *PotoerGUde is optional on Fleetleader Deluxe Models at extra co.il-  ���fDual-Range Hydra-Matic is optional at extra cost oh the Chieftain Series*,.  Dollar for dollar and feature for feature  you can't beat  Peninsula Motor Products Ltd. Wilson Creek, B.C. mwm.  Now it's yours���an abundance of hydro^ electric /power from the new B^C  Power Commission  Clowhom  Falls  Development located at the head of Salmon Arm. (       'V_ ^ i  ELECTRICITY ���the round-the-clock servant ���is  available at rates which decrease with increased  consumption for homes, businesses and industries  on the Sechelt Peninsula.  REMEMBER-���kilowatt hour cost decreases as your  monthly consumption increases.  ELECTRICITY in your home means better living-^-  no fuss or muss when you let electricity work for  you to give you adequate light and power for  household appliances, for fast, economical, clean  cooking and for water pumping and water heating.  IMPROVEMENT OF SERVICE and expansion to  meet the ever-increasing demand has been, and  continues to be the watchword of your public utility.  COST OF POWER INDEX  AVERAGE KWH  COST OF POWER ON  SECHELT PENINSULA  AS AT MARCH 31  EACH YEAR SHOWN  t,��  9*  7*  4*  y-i  COST OF LIVING INDEX  8.1*��  \  i  184.5  ���191.5  y  \  71*%  ��'���'   >  M66.5  ^  ...  i  155.0  160.9  hy'r  \  ������ '  *  -,  135.5*  ���  MBHHBH1  5.2*  -   '���'.}������  y.y. '  \  4.9*  ^  ��� 4.4*  ���yy  mi   1148   1949   1950*  195!    1952  190  180  170  160  150  ��-  AVERAGE ANNUAL  COST-OF-LIVING OH  POINT BASIS OF  100 POINTS = 1935-39  130  120  110  100  e average annual cost of living increased 33H per cent from 1947 to 1952. Uunng the same period, average  kilowatt hour cost of ppwer on the Sechelt Peninsula decreased 45 per cent! ;  This decrease in cost has been possible only through successive, rate reductions and YOUR INCREASED  USE OF ELECTRICITY.  **���<  BRITISH COLUMBIA POWER COMMISSION Selma Notes       h^^I ^?,run  ^ Mrs. G. H. COLSON  Noticed sievoral visitors to  the Par at the? Father's Day  dinner at tihe Leegion Hall.  Mrs. Lund had as guests for  the weekend her son, granddaughter and great grandson'.  Mrs. Perry of Edmonton was  visiting her sister, Mrs. F. A.  Smith.  Mr. and Mrs. G. Batchelor  are away to the city for a  grandchild's christening; Mrs.  ?Ldvesay is back after aV week  a.t White ? Rock. She thinks  Selma is ha'fd to beat.  The VON drive for funds is  now on, and collectors will be  calling' on every home. Be  generous! It is a comforting  thought that if bedside nursing is necessary, the1 VON  nurse is here. Miss Dorothy  Munro is our representative  on the oBard. Let us all get  behind her and help to make  the quota for Selina Park!  West Sechelt  By MARGARET  ALLAN  Mr. and Mrs. Fred MacDon-  - aiid and ^Sanely were visiting  their parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.  MacDonald. Mr. and Mrs. H. "  Taylor and baby visiting his  parents for the weekend. They  all headed down to town for  Donald Taylor's wedding_ on  jun.e 14. Big doings!  Mrs. Zylpha McCrea has  gome to St. Paul's Ho.?rpital for  am operation. We hope it will,  be very successful, and she'll  be home soon.  It was nice meeting Mr;*and.  Mrs. Alex - Gray of Madeira'  Park, late of here. They rwere  telling me their son, Earl>*was  thinking of getting married.  He fa with the Calgary Al-  bertan, and doing well.  Bob Keata is clearing a lot  for Mr. Casper; looks like they  will, be building.  The Lawson family will be  glad when Wakefield bridge is  moved; they' won't 'have? the  noise and  can .sleep at night.  Got in the dog-house over  the cut worms and Alternative  voting. I suggested pouring  boiling water on them ��� I  meant the cut worms, and I  still think it's good idea.  Mrs>. M. Frome has ju>>t r%  turned from Deep Cove after  staying with Mrs. G. Jordan,  while Charlie was holidaying  in California. You will be  pleased to hear that Mrs.  Jordan can giet about'- without  crutches. Wonderful couple/  they must be  eigthy-eight.  Sechelt Legion popped in  just before the deiadline barrier fell to tell us about the  big holiday program they  have planned for Sechelt on  July 1. The program promises  to be a good one with races,  jumps, pole vaulting, tng-of-  wars, greasy pole climbing,  softbiall '��� with all kinds of  fun for young and old and  fifty dollars in cash prizes for  the winners. In the evening,  around 10 o'clock, the holi-  dayers will all head over to  ���the* Legion Hall in Sechelt to  dance until ��� well, until  midnight anyway. It sounds  like a good time for everybody !  Union Steamships  On Summer Trips  < Union Steamships started its  summe/r schedule from, Vancouver to Gibsons last week  with five calls a week. This  direct service should be of  benefit to the area, according  to G. A. Rushton of the Union  Steamship company, with ships  ' leaving Vancouver on Mondays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m.  and on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m.  It is anticipated that the Monday and Friday runs will bring  many visitors to Gibsons as  the ship lays-over here for at  least l1/^ hours before heading  back to Bowen Island and  Vancouver. A schedule appears  elsewhere in this issue.  ffjy*t^:-rfj^ :/j  This advertisement is not published or  displayed by the Liquor Control Board or  by  the  Government of British  Columbia.  -���vera'-'  ���  vLS  HHHHHV -                                     ��� ���:.   TlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllHilllllllllllllllllH  W                                                             '��� ���    \  y         ���  UNION SPECIE  SATURDAY   ONLY  P&urfty White Cake Mix  29c  Nabob; JeEEy Powders           3 for  25c  TesiclerfSske Lard ��� per lb  15c  Fraser VaKey Biftter ��� 1st Grade  64c  E                      I  SECHELT  NOVELTIES ��� SOUVE1  POST  CARDS ��� PENNENTS  CAMERA FILMS  INDIAN BASKETS, Etc.  YOUR RED AND WHITE STOR?  Union General Store  Phone Sechelt 18                   ;      ;           !  ���������'_���     '                                 -������   ���-!  Halfmoon  Bay  By Mrs. K? RAVEN  .Well, voting day is over. It  was, very, satisfying to see  such a high percentage of  voters tuirn out.  Mrs. I Miller, DRO, myself  as poll clerk, and the scrutineers, were plealsantiy. surprised  and grateful for the hot dinner  served us by v. Mrs. Grace  Rutherford. Incidentally, I do  not think I'll ever go on; a sit-  down strike. Not without au  airfoam cushion anyway.  . Results   of   the VON  draw  Thursday June 26 1952      The Coast News  are: first prize, Hooked rug,  Mrs. Lena Scott; second prize,  Baby set, June Peterson; third  prize, Pillow-slips, Mrs. Scott,  Cloverdale, and fourth prize,  Kitchen box, Mrs. F. Kingston*.  Visitors in the Bay are Mrs.  Jean Montgomery and daughter, Gail, of Vancouver, visiting her .sister, Mrs. A. Rutherford; and Mr. and Mrs. J.  Romanick -of Vancouver visiting Mrs. Romanick's parents,  Mr. and Mi's. Wm. Miller of  Welcome Be>>3h.  British Columbia has the  largest stand of softwood in  the British Commonwealth.  FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS  PHONE: GIBSONS 76W  Mrs E. Nestman  .IMMEDIATE SERVICE  OUR BEST WISHES TO THE POWER COMMISSION  FOR INCREASED  POWER  FACILITIES FOR*  THE SECHELT PENINSULA  )    It will mean better movies for our patrons.  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NAME ��� ��� ���   STREET OR R.R. ��� ���   POST  OFFICE  ;. ����� yy__ 6  The Coast News      Thursday June 26 1952  w  ���&,  &/.  %���/  f  M  Its  V  W~i*S*.s       f-    "��� ' '"  .v- -;.v;-;^;' -r<��3S^&y5BS$��  Const.riuc.tion of the Clowhom transmission line is a story  in itself, say Power Commission officials. Because mountains  slope steeply into the arm, about 60 pier cent of "the 221/��-niile  line was built1 from rafts. Men clambered up the rugged shoreline with air hoses hooked onto compressors on*'the rafts to dig  pole holes in solid rock.  Poles for the H-frame- structures, 'whicjh carry the line  were set using an A-frame and  gin polle mounted on a raft.  Similarly, stringing of conductor had to be carried out  from the water, using small  boats and machinery on floats.  For 16 miles from the power  house the line zig-zags back  and forth and up aaijd down  the steep shoreline', jumping  from, point to point, crossing  hundreds of tiny creeks and  . w alt erf alls.  Then it leaves the water and  climbs   sharply   upwards   over  a 2,500-foot pass between tow-  lerainig coastal peaks and drops  down into the new Sechelt  substation.  Construction men had to  make' their way up the pass  from stea level campsites each  day. They worked in all kinds  of weJathier ��� in wind,, raiin  anid mud, in snow and cold,  and in heat and. dust.  The line is a credit tp the  dogged determination and ingenuity of line construction  superintendent Daxje McKay  and his mem. McKay, incidentally, was welli known in past'  years for his prowess ais ia.  hocloey player with the Chicar  go Black Hawks, and other  teams in minor leagues.  Photograph above shows a section of the 22 and a half mile transmission line which brings power from  the new Clowhom. Palls plant to Sechelt substation.  First Power Plant 6n  Peninsula Opened in 1937  By JACK MAYNE  The opening of Clowhom Palls development projetet of the  B.C. Power Comimission Wednesday, June 25, reminds me of  the opening of the plant of Columbia Power Company. This  company waisi the first to bring light and power to Sechelt?Peninsula and* built the power house on. the Indian reserve that has  been used by B.C. Power Commission for many years, until the  new plant" at Clowhom starteid operations a few weeks, aJgo.  On May-4, 1937, A. L, Mur-  Photograph above depicts the new substation which   steps the 66,000 volt power down to 6,900_12,0OO volts  ray, the President'of Columbia  Power Company, together with  Harry (Happy) O'Dell, superintendent of line construction,  visited: Sechelt to look the situation over and decided it was  time Sechelt had powleir and  light. Mr. O 'Dell stayed here  and engaged loea'l help and on  Mav 6, 1937, work commenced  on the transmission line. May  29, Dave .Laverock, electrical  engineer with Columbia Power  Company, started work on the  power house. The switchboard  was made in Vancouver, and  installled under the supervision  of Wilf Stevens, consulting  engineer of New Westminster,  The interior of the powerhouse with its two turbines and Bepoo generators.  and on June 15, 1937, at 6:34  p.m. electric energy flowed  through the wires and, my  house being already wired as  I. had a 750-watt Delco plant,  I was the firnt in the whole  'district to havJe. light from the  new' plaint.  The President, Mr. Murray,  engineers, linemen and crew of  Columbia Power Company who  boardied with me celebrated  that June evening with a good  brand of Scotch. Progress had  started on the Peninsula that  evening..  The late Jack * Newman of  Roberts Creek wats the first  operator anh he acted a too as  lineman, maintenance mian, etc.  ���during bin sparetime he wir-  d houses. Poor Jack had very  little spare time as thie- plant  demanded his: ? attention 24  hours a day. Rocks would rush  down the pipe linje and hit the  needle valve and thus'stop the  flow of water to the small  Pelton wheie-1 and also stop our  juice. Jack would pull the  whole thing apart, get the  rocks out, re-assemble the pipe  and probably an* hour later  would .repeat the performance.  .. Ttvwais.no cinch for the operator in. those days.  I remember another night in  ... September .1,937'when the voltage, regulator got out of control? and pushed the voltage to  175 volts causing our radio  '\nbevt to blow out. This was a  big expense for Columbia  Power Company as they made  good all damaged radios.  Dave Laverock, resident engineer, would leiave >eaeh day  for Gibsons and way points to  talk   to  would-be-, consumers.  . Dave would point out the good  ��� things aibout haying electricity  but poor Dave would be lucky  if he got one customer a day,  as the expense of wiring houses was costly. I remember how  ^delighted he was when he  signed up his 25th customer.  Sechelt Peninsula has progressed rapidly since 1937  wh en   C ol.u'mb i a   P ow er   C om-  ���'���jvBjiy citarted the little plant  with 100 hor^eoower to the  4,000 horsepower generating  station of B.C. Power Commission ait Clowhom Palls. Kftowuss1  M^k  Phone 33  -44ARPWARE-  GUbsons, B.C.  your  Westinghousfe Dealer  extends very best wishes to the  B.C. Power Commission  on the occasion of the official opening of  Clowhom Falls  Hydro Development  Now is the time to look over the many  Westinghouse Appliances  FOR MODERN LIVING  "The greatest barometer of progress*of the standard  of living-is the use of the Kilowatt Hour"  KNOWLES SERVICE HARDWIRE  With good wishes  SECHELT MOTOR  TRANSPORT LTD  ��� SECHELT, B.C. ���  More power for the  Sunshine  And more power to the  B.C. Power Comission  i -  for providing it  ���  Best wishes from  A Partner in Progress  BLACK  ALL  FERRIES LTD  Congratulations  B. C. POWER  COMMISSION  from  r  VARIETY SHOPMSg*  * ��� Sechelt ���  Best Wishes  to the  Progress  More Power to  B. C.  POWER  COMMISSION  from  "??*:���  Dry Cleaning for the  Peninsula  COMPLIMENTS OF  GIBSONS  Y  The all-electric  Bakery  Thursday June 26 1952      The Coast' News  ��� T>^:*'?*m-.  B C Power  Commissiii  (NeKt to Knowles Hardware)  ' GIBSONS 'Z-y-,  v  Phone 45  Gibsons  joins with all residents and businesses on the Peninsula  to wish success to the B.C. Power Commission on the  opening of their Clowhom Falls Development, bringing  increased power to the Sechelt���Gibsons area.  - Power Means Progress ���  Let   electricity   work   for   you!  Gibsons Electric  can supply all your electrical needs  ��� ������*?������'   ���  'W& '  Residential" and  Industrial   Wiring  :t'   y Contractors  Wesex  Wire Heat  GENERAL ELECTRIC DEALERS  More Power to the  B.C. POWER COMMISSION  for more Power  on the Peninsula  Our business is POWER, too ���  More power for your car ���.  Come in for a Check-up ���  More Power for your motor with  *T     v1-    ^*i  HOME     GAS  .' te ���'������;%,'���.  Sechelt Automotive Service  WE WISH EVERY SUCCESS TO THE  B. C.   POWER  COMMISSION  and remind our many friends that, with more constant  power assured, now is the time to look over the  ADMIRAL REFRIGERATOR  ��� a 9.4 cu. ft. model now in stock ���  Howe Sound Trading Co. Ltd.  v> __. phone Gibsons 39 ���  Our best wishes to  The B.C. Power Commission  on the occasion cf their opening the Clowhom Falls  power plant to serve the Peninsula.  ft  Sunset Hardware  Phone 32 ��� Gibsons, B.C.  UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT  J. Wood  J.  Clements 8  The Coast News      Thursday June- 26 1952  F U N FUN FUN FUN  Races, Tug-o'-wars, Bingo, Softball, etc.  July 1 in Sechelt  Dance ��� Legion Hall ��� July 1 ��� 10 p.m.  Sponsored by Canadian  Legion  The Coast News  CLAofJiriCt)  FOR SALE  Alderxwood, $10.50 per cord;  Fir wood $11.50 per cord, delivered. E. McCartney. R.R. 1,  Gibsons. Phone 20-L tfn  Frying   chicken,   cut   up   for  frying' ��� 50c lb. Order them  for Fall canning. F. Holland,  Gibsons, Phone 20-S.  i 27  i  Wfeite shoes for every occasion. All -sizes ��� for men, women  and children. Ladies white  casuals, $2.78. Running shoes  for the family. Anderson's  Shoes,  Gibsons.  Dressed young cockerel}* and  roasting fowl. Mrs. Donald  Cochrane, Phone 93-J  26  Counter books, statements,  etc. Apply Coast News.  Bush Wood. Phone 75-R Selma Park. T". Snodgra&s.            >  House 24x24 on road close to  gov't float at Bargain Hbr.  Two bedrooms, .living room,  kitchen, hot and cold water.  H. McOllum, R.R, 1, Halfmoon Bay. .    27  "Warm 4-room eotta'ge at East  Roberts Ok. with washroom,  cup-boards, etc., on 5 acres of  pasture land. Garage and  stable and other out-buildings.  Good creek; apple trees. F. A.  Hewer, R.R, 1. Box 133, Gibsons. 26  One studio lounge and one chest of  drawers. Mrs. Wingrave, Granthams Landing. Phone 79 L  *��� " '  Enterprise cook stove, Queen pot  burner, tank and stand. Excellent  condition; cheap. Sechelt Building  Supplies.  "Cabin Cook" stove, good condition,  $12.50. Apply Miss J. E. Clemens,  Headlands;  Small light" varnished buffet, price  $12. Phone Sechelt 40.  One five t year old cow freshened  June 5, 1952. H. Bernhof, Roberts  ���Creek. 28  Boberts Creek, 200 ft. on Highway,  modern cottage, bathroom, H and  C light; year round water, supply  from? creek on property. Excellent  out buildings, one adaptable for  second home. For particulars ap_  ply Shepheard. 29  The Best in  Lumber  KOLTEEMAN  SAWMILLS  Halfmoon Bay  HELP WANTED "      ~~  Responsible boy or girl to wrap  bread. Evening work. Apply Village  Bakery, Ssehelt. 26  WORK WANTED  A competent radio technician now  ori duty at Gibsons Electric. Phone  45 for prompt radio service.       tfn  Spray and Brush Painting; also  paper hanging. J. Melhus. Phone  Gibsons 33. tfn  Dave Gregerson ��� Licenced Elec.  trician. Madeira Park, Pender Harbour, tfn  WANTED  Wanted Fir Poles? For further  information see or phone  Harold Pearson,  Sechelt 57.  27  FOR  RENT  ALL electric, full plumbing,  furnished cottage. H. B.  Gordon Agencies, Sechelt 53-J  Summer cottage at Granthams  on   beach   front   for   last  two  weeks August. Apply Box 20, ,  Coast  New��.  LOST~~~  Ladies small black Ronson lighter  between Roberts Creek and Selma.  Reward. J. Humber, Roberts Creek.  LEGALS  LAND ACT  NOTICE  OP  INTENTION  TO  APPLY TO PURCHASE LAND  In  Land   Recording   District   of  Vancouver and situated at Euterpe  Island in Blind Bay, B.C.  Take notice that Melvin W.  Jeffries of Egmont. occupation  fisherman, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted  at the Northwest corner of Euterpe  Island at high water mark, 'thence  around the Island, approximately  16 chains including small islet  approximately 100 feet east of  Euterpe Island; thence to point of  commencement, and containing 2  acres more, or less.  MELVIN  W.  JEFFRIES  Dated April 26th, 1952.  NOTICE  JThe business operating under  the name pf Peninsula Cab Com.  pany Limited discontinued business  on March 19, 1952. In order that  the books may be closed, all outstanding accounts must be sub.  mitted within thirty (30) days of'  this notice.  PENINSULA   CAB   COMPANY  ^    . LIMITED  June 5, 1952  NOTICE TO ELECTORS   *  Nominations will be received at  the Municipal Hall, Saturday, July  12, 1952, from ten o'clock A.M., to  twelve o'clock noon, for the office  of two Village Commissioners for  the term expiring December 31st,  1952.  Nomination shall be on forms as  provided by the Returning Officer,  who will supply such'"forms on  application.  Ballotting, if required, -will be  held in the Municipal Hall, Satur.  day, July 19, 1952, from nine o'clock  A.M. until seven o'clock P.M.  ROBERT BURNS  (Returning  Officer) -  .iini  ANGLICAN CHURCH  June 29, 1952   -  Third  Sunday  after Trinity  Sti. Bartholomew !s  Church  Gibsons  11.00 a.m. Morning  Prayer  11.00 a.m.  Sunday School  St.-Hilda's Church��� Sechelt  1.45 ptm. Evensong  St. Aidan's Church  Roberts Creek  3.15 p.m. Evensong  UNITED CHURCH  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. ....  Port Mellon:  , *   7.30 Friday Evenings  '   An invitation is extended to  all who have no other church  home. -  St. VINCENT'S MISSIONS  June 29,  1952  St. Mary ��� Gibsons ��� 11 a.m.  Holy Family ��� Sechelt  .   9 a.m.  July 6, 1952  St. Mary ��� Gibsons ��� 9 a.m.  Holy Family ��� Sechelt  11 a.m.  PENTECOSTAL  TABERNACLE  Sunday Services:  9:45 a.m. Sunday School  11:00 a.m. Devotional  ?��7:30vp.m. ^Evangelistic  Prayer and Bible Study  Wednesday 8 p.m.  Young Peoples', Friday 8 p.m.  Keep the  Sabbath Day Holy.  Come to Church on Sunday,!  &<j^^^^&5&&Z��^^^K&&&z:<$^^x  Use The Coast News Classified  Date Pad  June 28 ��� Roberts Creek Community Hall, VON Dance.  June 30 ��� Pender' Harbour Community Hallj Pender Harbour Re_  gatta Committee Dance. Evelyn  Ward' -Floor Show. Dancing 9 to 2.  July 3 ��� Roberts Creek WA, St.  Aidan's Church garden party. Sale  of work-arid home cooking.  TODAY'��� WE NEED A RESUS- ,  CITATOR ��� it could easily be  your life or one of your family that  it could save. Subscribe to the  firemens fund for one. Every dollar  helps. ITVS A COMMUNITY MUST.  July 6 ��� Gibsons 2 p.m., Junior  Garden Club regular monthly  meeting Farmers' Institute Hall.  July 7 ��� Gibsons 8 p.m. Farm,  ers' Institute monthly meeting in  Institute Hall.  ^ July 23 ��� Gibsons Memorial  Park, near Black and White Store,  V.O.N.,'picnic tea. All welcome!  This   Date   Pad   is   sponsored  and  paid for by your friendly realtors  ��� the ���.  Totem Realty  ,. V. ���      t       '       ���'  Sponsors of? this community service  Phone Gibsons 44  '���������-.'��������� *   *  Say  "McGAVIN'S"  Norman Stewart'  Local Sales Rep.  R.IR. 1< GIBSONS  Fhonej Gib. 20^A  Business and Professional  D I R ECTORY  ���i  Please Clip This Directory put and Hang By Your Phone  For Reference fcj  APPLIANCES  SUNSET HARDWARE  GIBSONS  Agents for  RCA Victor Records  Columbia Records  Frigidaire Ranges and  . Refrigerators  Beatty Pumps and  Equipment  P.O. Box 149 ���r- Phone Gibsons 32  HARDWARE  t  KNOWLES SERVICE  HARDWARE  Phone 33 ��� Gibsons B. C.  Builders' Hardware  Paint ��� Plumbing.  ��� Appliances ���  Complete Installation  Maintenance Service  .  DELIVERIES  TO ALL POINTS  I  : p  j  $  m  m<  ���Vti  ���'.'. i/i  .'A,  ���:Z  BLASTING  Rocks ��� Hardpan ��� Roatibuilding  JACK CAMPBELL  5308 Pr.' Edward Ave., Vancouver  ��� FRaser 3831 ���  Fully  Licensed.  All  Experienced  Men.  BUSINESS  SERVICE "~"  B. W.M.BONE  Chartered Accountant  1045 W. Pender St., Vancouver, B.C.  Phone TAtlow ���1954v  BEER BOTTLES ~      ~y  Will  call  and  buy for   rash,   beer  bottles, scrap metal, etc.  Calls   made   at  intervals   from  Hopkins to Irvine's Landing  R. H. STROSHEIN  Wilson Creek.  BULLDOZING .  ADERNICK'S BULLDOZING  General bulldozing ��� Logging  Land clearing��� Road  work  Telephone Sechelt 30-R  Located behind Bank of Montreal  in  Sechelt.  CLEANERS ?      ~      "  PENINSULA CLEANERS  Cleaners for the  Sechelt  Peninsula. ?     ���  ��� Phones ���  Gibsons 100 ��� Sechelt 45 J  MACHINISTS  HILLS MACHINE SHOP If  Mobilized0 Welding \%  Welding anywhere ��� Anytime  Expert Tradesmen  Precision  Machinists  Phone 54 ��� Res: 58  ELECTRICAL WORK  Home and Industrial Wiring  Electrical Heating  GIBSONS ELECTRIC  Phone  45  Appliances  ���  Fixtures   ���  Radios  Member   Electrical   Heating  Ass'n.  Washing Machines  FLORIST  Flowers  for  all occasions.  We are agents for large  Vancouver florists.  ,    Fast service for weddings  and funerals.  JACK MAYNE  Phone Sechelt 24 or write  P.O. Box 28.  NOTARY PUBLIC  C. JOHN COLERIDGE  ���m  ������I  ?#  -i  ���  Gibsons  Office 37  -Si  %  4  Res. 116 Vfe  , -       ��� y..  OIL BURNERS  I  C & S OIL BURNERS  Zk  ;   ;���>��� SALES  and  SERVICE      : f |  W.   Swain   '   '     "* D.  Currii||  Ranges,   Furnaces,   Chimneys   $f  Cleaned  ���  Sechelt 74 ���  PLUMBING  Plumbing  and Electrical  Supplies   Fixtures  Service  SECHELT BUILDING  SUPPLIES  RADIO   REPAIRS  RADIO REPAIRS  Fast   Service  Efficient  Workmanship  WILLIAM FORTT  Phone  24 S 4  WALLY'S  Radio and Electric  Sales ��� Service  Agent for Marconi Products  Phone   Sechelt 25.J  1  n  .i-}  4.  GIFT  STORE  REAL ESTATE and }  INSURANCE ?   ?'  JOHN COLERIDGE     ~\  AGENCIES  Gibsons   and   District's   Only   Ful?  Time Real Estate and Insurance.  Office Since 1948.  Phone Gibsons 37,  x  SECOND HAND STORE  Headquarters   for  Wool,  7   Lotions ���r Cards N Toys  J   Miscellaneous  Gifts  GIBSONS 5-10-15 STORE  Left of Post? Office 7  Gibsons,  B.C.  FOR QUICK SALES  USE  THE COAST NEWS  CLASSIFIED ADS!  Hardware ��� China  Tools ��� Furniture  Household .Equipment  Magazine ��� Books Z[  WE BUY __ TRADE "��� SELL M  PENINSULA SECOND     S  HAND STORE  Phone Gibsons 99  \  WINDOW CLEANING  y  PIONEER WINDOW   ( ^  SERVICE I?  Vacuuming ��� Waxing  Windows Washed ��� Small Repair  '.���������   Phone ' Sechelt  71R  *..  Use The Coast News C' iv.till SUMMER VISITORS!;  Call FA 4131 in Vancouver; or Gibsons 50; or Gibsons  36-0 for scheduled freight service between  VANCOUVER and District and GIBSONS and District.  SHIP VIA  VANCOUVER   GIBSONS   FREIGHT   LINES  OPERATED BY R. M. INGLIS  Smstty s Boat Rental  Rowboats ��� Powerboats ��� Bait ��� Tackle  ��� Fishing Information ������  Next to Wharf. ��� Gibsons  Briggs & Stratton   Sales & Service  HARRY SMITH ��� Phone' Gibsons 28  You can't buy a house for  35 cents; you can sell a  #��� -  house for 35 cents  (by using the Coast News Classified)  The Coast News  CRANE LIMITED  MANUFACTURERS & WHOLESALERS  Valves ��� Fittings  FABRICATED PIPING  ��� and ;���  PLUMBING SUPPLIES  540 Beatty St. - Vancouver, B.C.  Congratulations  to  the  .    B. C   POWER   COMMISSION  Gibsons Volunteer Fire Brigade   $  '- ���>���".',  fund for a  RESUSCITATOR  ���  ��� ���������   '   '  .One of the lives it saves could be yours  >��������� Mail your donation to;  V RESUSCITATOR FUND  ' - Bank of Montreal,  Gibsons, B.C.  The  Fund  is  Growing!    Lst's all share in this vital need!  Congratulations  to  the  BC    POWER   COMMISSION  ��� on the ���  Clowhom  Falls  Development  ARROW TRANSFER  \  MArine 0535 VANCOUVER, B.C.  From a Needle to an Anciior we'll Transfer it  .'���������;';.(  Speedily and Carefully  Thursday June 26 1952  The Coast News 9  News analysts have their own 'explanations as to why British Golumbia has got herself into the kind of political muddle  we thought was possible only in countries like France or Italy,  i&ncl almost all tbel-ie analysts have been emphatic in the assertion that the alternative voting system is not to blame. They  point to the fact that under the old system we still would be in  a political muddle'; and some analysts see a possibility of  second choice count making everything aill right.  And,    yet.,    the    alternative  a  voting  dy to lake ovei^. Their  would    have    been   a  system may have had  a, lot to do with" the muddle:  Look at. it this way:  People, in the main, are slow  to change; there is a mental  inertia to overcome. So that,  changes come slowV But once  the1 inertias is overcome, 1hen  the. change becomes easy,  natural. .:������...  Change begats change.  The  very  fact  we   changed  our age-old  system  of voting  to  a new-fangled   scheme  has  had  the  effect  of  proving to-  some    people    that   a   change  from the old system (in everything)   is   often,'   desirable.  If  we can  prove that the voting  system we have held  so long  and cherished so long -ought to  be changed,  then  it  is "riot  a  far cry to prove that thei type  of government in power ought  to be changed.  The alternative voting system overcame the iiiiertia which  has overthrown the old-line  parties.  For, change begats change.  The ^(lection was a protest  a'gainst ihe Liberal regime.  Had we' not overcome the int-  ertia that holds,back change,  it is quite, possible .w-ei would,  right now, have a Progressive  Conservative   government   rea-  election  protest  against the Johnson machine,  while still retaining the "old  line", fctpm ,of government.  But the alternative voting  ;. led: to an entire overthrow of  former voting systems and the  result-; -of 'former voting systems.  The phenomenal growth of  Social Credit in B.C. has had  a1 lot to do with this desire  for a change. Many who voted  for Social Credit did not do so  because they liked its platform; they voted Social Credit  because they were fed up with  the Liberals and the Conservatives a:nd did not want to  take a  chance on  Socialism.  And, because there had been  a schism in the ranks of the  Pro-Cons���a group who wanted W.. A. C. Bennett as party  leader, many of them followed  him int'v the Socred group  through their votes. The Pro-  Ooni who remained loyal to  the ?&nscomb regime '' would  probably rather give., their  second choice to Bennett than  to the party which tossed their  V'pder 'lit on his ear. It is  likely, therefore, that most of  the second choice votes cast  on the Progressive Conservative ballots will be for Social  Credit. And in most instances  if ir ihe Pro-CenT candidate  who will be eliminated in the  second, count.  It appears certain, therefore, that the next count, for  second .choice, will only serve  to bring'the Socreds up closer  to the top, morei in line with  tlie CCF count. Certainly it  will not boost the CCF cnnnt,  v-"-v  w'l1   "t   have   much   effect  * **  on the Liberal count.  Here, in MacKenzie, it appears .(likely thai the second  choice count of thei Eckardt  ballots will give Maclntyre a'  slight edge over Gargrave.  with Gresty running a closer  third. This will necessitate' a  third, count, with Gresty' drop-  pin g  oi.it.  And, it   is   conceivable,  al  though not ��� likely, that the  majority of Gresty \s second  choices would go to Eckardt'  ��� who is automatically out  of the running.  No matter how you look at  it, a new election appears imminent.  But, the second and third  choices may change the picture, when the are counted en  July 3.  Meanwhile, nobody seems to  be able to get back to business.  British Columbia has increased its population over 40  percent in the past, ten years.  distinguished  product of the  EXPORT  CANADIAN WHISKY  D'STtiilO   M*T(j*tD  a��d tomto ���* IO0  U��0t* '"�� SU*f "'VOi 0>  twf OIi*D>*h   00<>t"NMf<ll  wa  '.iSaoe mark beg.  is easy ,ycm--  ft, HILD#EN*$  Ar  a,  Tk;  I boRSCM   S��HU����Tfwfe~^<&&��*��S  fBi  oanadfoeM Mwdww-  THE BRITISH   COLUMBIA  DISISLLERV  CO. LTD  NIX    WtSIMINSTtt.   l.t.  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Thursday  10  June 26 1952  The Coast News  Roberts Creek  ound-up  By MADGE NEWMAN  Tihe VON canvassers are  neglecting their gardens and  doing their housework on the  double these days as they diligently trudge from door to  door collecting for the 'organization. $580 is the quota for  Roberts Creek, a discouraging  sum even in better times. We  must dig deep.  Miss M a r g a r e i Melntyre  wound up a series of recitals  Friday evening at her home  when she presented Don Weal,  pianist, (Hind Carol Forst and  Jeff Newman, violinists, who  entertained an appreciative  audience. Following refreshments an old fashioned singsong was enjoyed. A similar  evening was enjoyed the previous week when Eric Lindwall and Walter Sandberg  played for their parents and  friends.  Roberts  Creek will soon  be  .known    as    a    community    of  women. The men by ones, pairs  afnd threes are joining the trek  to the interior of the province.  Except  in  the  case  of   Leora  ��� Hughes  who   is  serious  about  "whither   thou   go est,  I  go."  Mrs,  Hughes,   Sr.,   is  looking  after the  three  little- Hughes.  The dance  on the 14, sponsored    by    the    Improvement  Association to raise money for  prizes  for  Sports  Day  at- Elphinstone   Beach   on   July  1,  was   a   marked    success    and  plans are going ahead for the  event.  Among others,  the  log  bucking  contest should be of  interest to those who don't get .  enough   experience  at the  domestic wood pile.  We haven't  heard   if Ahm   conltest   is   for  men or worn en. or both. A good  big crowd is expected at the  Park    where    there    will    be  ample fun for all. -  Miss Lei a Follett, head nurse  at the Fresno. County T-B  Sanatorium, is spending a  vacation at the home of Mrs.  Ruth  Mitchell.  Mr.  and Mrs.  Paul Gramm,   '  Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gramm and  Mrs. M. H. Bell, all of Seattle,  were' weekend    guest   at   the  Mitchell home1.  It is reported that the B.C.  Electric Sale held by the WA  to the United Church, in the  newly acquired church building, made a very satisfactory  addition to that body's funds.  And, yiels, there were . some  umbrellas, very nice ones,  which sold very quickly.  Instead of returning to their  own home this summer, Mr.  and Mr��. Frank Hewer are  spending the season with Mrs.  J. Ward on Lower Road.  Mrs. Reeves Heaos  Roberts Ck. PTA  At the annual meeting of the  Roberts Creek P-TA, held'  June 17' in the school, the following officers were elected to  carry on the' work of the  organization for the coming  year:  President, Mrs. G. Reeves;  vice-pres, Mrs. A. II. Weal;  second vice-president, Mrs. H.  Lomas; sec-treasurer, Mrs, D.  Blake. Convenors: social, Mrs.  L. R. Kennedy; health, Mrs.  K. Pearson; membership, Mrs..  M. Coles; publicity, Mrs. J. T.  Newman; programmes, Mrs.  C. Hillier. ^  The officers were installed  by Mr. Q. Russell, principal of  Roberts Creek School.  This P-TA is sponsoring the  Vacation Reading Plan, avhich  is ��a; club formed for the children whereby they will be encouraged  to  read   during  the  vacation season. Not only will  the children learn the habit of  .reading,  i�� is hoped,  but also  they will-learn to enjoy good  literature.    They  will   receive  their   books   from   the   Open  Shelf     Library    in     Victoria  which contains a wide variety  of   children's  books  (available  to all.  There will be some extra  entertainment' here on July .12,  when Evan Keanp, recording  artist, and his CKWX Trail  Riders will play for the P-TA  dance at the Community Hall,  as they plani to put on a stage  show from 7:30 to 8:30 for an  extra* 75c ��� 25c for the kids.  The Trail Riders' assortment  of western, old time and modern music is well known to  most radio fans.   - ���   '  /..���'���  P-TA-er.s are hoping for a  fine day on the 10th, which is  the date?: set. for?; the annual  garden party and sale of home  cooking at Mrs. E. J. Shaw's  home.  ROAD COURTESY  Mutual courtesy between  drivers would cut down traffic  accidents, th& B.C. Automobile  Association emphasizes.  '"Reduce    the   speed    and  show  courtesy,"   the  Associa-  ��� tion urges.  "If. all drivers-were courteous aind brought their living-  room manners on to the1 road  there would be fewer accidents. "  "Give   the    other   fellow a  break when you are driving on   -  a through street and he's trying   to   tenter. '    '."  -  The soy bean has been- grown  and used in China, Japan and  other parts of Asia for centur  ies.  Wm.  McFADDEN  Optometrist  GIBSONS  Phone Gibsons 91  Office     Hours  9:00   a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evenings by Appointment  Every day except Thurs.  Why go to Vancouver for  Ootieal Service?  GOOD LUCK to B.C. POWER COMMISSION  on Completion of New Power House  at Clowhom Falls  Sansan Installations Ltd.  CONCRETE and COMPOSITION  FLOORING CONTRACTORS  1430 Burrard ��� VANCOUVER, B.C.- ��� MAr 6922  RADITIONAL, as the season  of brides and grooms is the season for highway travel, at its supreme best when using those two great  companion products���New RPM Motor Oil and Chevron Supreme Gasoline. .At all Chevron Gas Stations  is but  another name  for wisdom  SOCRATES  THE   HOUSE   O F  SEAGRAM  MEN WHO THINK OF TOMORROW PRACTISE MODERATION TODAY  This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia;  on sale by  Sechelt:  UNION STORE  SECHELT SE&VXCE STORE  CLAYTON'S GROCERY  SELMA PARK STORE  VIC'S TRADING POST  Gibsons:  MIDWAY STORE  GRAYSON'S  HOWE SOUND TRADING  ELPHINSTONE  CO-OP  GRANTHAMS STORE CLASSIFIED  USE THE COAST NEWS  B. W. M. BONE  Chartered  Accountant  1045 West Pender St.  VANCOUVER 1, B.C.  ��� TAtlow 1954 ���  FOR THE VERY  FINEST  HARDWARE  CHINA and DRYGOODS  GROCERIES ��� DRUGS  FISHING SUPPLIES  HOME ESSENTIALS  MURDOCH'S  MARINE SUPPLY  Pender Harbour, B.C.  Reuben  Stroshein  FEEDS  SEEDS  Fertilizers  Wilson   Creek  Phone 83-C  BURNETTS  (Hedi&M  LONDON     DRY  Because Burnett's is an  EXTRA DRY (unsweetened) Gin, you can add  ���- or leave out ��� sweetness, when mixing  drinks, and suit every  individual taste.  Be a wise host������  serve Burnett's.  Z^y^A  ^   \ :  J**m  Next time  buy  BURNETT'S  :��  This and That  Mrs. E." NESTMAN  Well, folks, the last two  weeks have been hectic ones  and my column was dropped  by the wayside, so here I am  again for another try. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Eric  Inglis on the arrival of another  son, also to Mr. and Mrs. Roly  Spencer, another boy.  Bill Haley home, and doing  very well, getting along sLowly.- A? very near serious accident in the water here ths  other day, points out "the fact  that fooling around in the  water with ia. boat can be a serious proposition. One lad, in a  speed boat, circling around a  small outboard with six persons in it, ran into it aind sank  it, throwing the six occupants  into thie water. Luckily the  boat was near shore, and one  of our local citizens, watching  from the window of his home,'  went out and picked up the  other three.  Sure, it was fun, but suppose the boys and girls had  panicked and al life or two was  lost. Certainly, it would not  have been very funny then.  There is time and place' for  everything; the water and a  boat is not the' place.  VON drive is very niear, and  when the canvasser comes to  your door, do what you can  for this very worthwhile service. The need is urgent, and is  a service that we would be  very sorry;to see fold up on  tlrh  Peninsula. '  Answers   to   questions  that  are being asked by interested  '   people about VO?NF:  The nurse is a graduate RN;  she can handle all and any  kind of a ease.  Your donation is a donation,  and if you cam pay for a call,  you are asked to do so.  The nurse's salary is paid by  the .board; ail fees aire turned  in to the board.  The nurse's schedule is a  weekly one, and is miaintiained  a,s closely as possible. The  nurse is available at all times,  day and night, and if in doubt  at all, a phone eajll to her will  clear up any doubts on your  part. She will call at oncie, and  if the doctor is- needed, she ?  will call him at once. She does  nothing without the doctor's  orders, if that is necessary.  If your baby has a skin  rash, she can> help you without  I the doctor. If the feeding is  ' not satisfactory, she can also  advise you; if medical help is  needed, she will advise you on  that a!l,so. Tell your neighbor  about this service, and we cannot stress too much, th'at this  service must be used or it is  only to -bei a. liability to the  areia., instead of our greatest  asset.  Something eitee I would like  to say while T am on thev^o-ap  Jbox: Lawt week when we had  p.' near-drowning- accident, the  iife saying units at the- Municipal'float, put there by Kinsmen for just such em;ergenc?es,  were   found   to   be  damaged!  How  stupid  cian  we -all  gat?  If it had not been for speedy  help  a.t.this time,  the results  might  have beeni very tragic.  Parents   should   instruct   their    '  children-:   thiat    these   are life  salving     articles,     what    they   "-  mean and how serious it is to  damage  them.  It  \y up to  all  of us to see that children leave  ���thfse-tJiinois alone, anl if it is  senior boys or girls who damage them then they should be  nrn,eeuted.    Not    only    these  things, but swings and terter-  totters that were put there for  boys   and   girls  in  cases   like  Thursday June 26 1952 The Coast News  .Distillfid in.CAiuda and attributed by T.heH'oiisetf Seagram  the   small    ones,    have    been  This advertisement is not published or   broken     and     d<��Jma.<red,     and  displayed by the Liquor Control   cmr>fi of the metal Darts inker?  Board  or   by  the  Government of  Such actions are not the small  British Columbia. B7SB   ones> that '.s for. sure.  Its is  a  '      serious reflections on the older  ,.this. How about it, kids? Your wreck them? And if you do it  parents  donated   to. all  these accidentally, then have enough  things  for the  benefit  of the spunk to come up and pay for  small   ones.   Why deliberately them  or help  to  fix them.  Ii  11  you can't take a little interest  in your own community, then  how can you expect the grownups to do it all for you?  for   logging  SCHRAMM  Air Compressors.  NORTHWEST  Shovels and Cranes-  EIMCO  Rocker Shovels.  Dependable   .loading   .of  sand, rock and gravel for  miner, or contractor....  Speed, power and tonnage  at new, low cost.  "We Service What We-  Sell."  FINING AND CONSTRUCTION  Put more tools on the job ���  specify SCHRAMM Tractor-  Compressors  or towing type  models. Capacities  60 ���  600  C.F.M.  Fast  operation,  high output,  with easy upkeep, are features  of these rugged shovels, cranes,  draglines and pullshovels.  Exclusive  Agents  for  British  A. B. WING LTD.  General Machinery Dealers  1383 Hornby Street  Vancouver, B. C.  TArJow 1564  High school graduates  YOU CAN BE AN OFFICER  M  -./  Young me$ recently graduated from  High School with Junior Matriculation or equivalent educational  standard, may become officers in the  Canadian^Army Active Force.  If accepted you begin training at  Camp Borden as an Officer Cadet to  qualify as-a Second Lieutenant in  the Active Force. You will receive  Second Lieutenant's pay while in  training. When you are granted a  commission you will then serve for  periods of 3, 4 or 5 years as you  choose under the Short Service Commission. Plan. At the end of this  service you may apply for a permanent commission.  To qualify you must be: ��� Single  ��� Physically fit ��� Between 18' and  25 years of age and have a Junior  Matriculation or Equivalent Educational Standard.  Apply today to the Recruiting Office  nearest your /tome.  No. 11 Personnel Depot,  4201 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.  A314W-BC  Join the Canadian Army Active forte Now 12  The Coast News       Thursday June 26 1952  .Here's the paint  you've been waiting  for. It's so easy to  use���so easy to clean  ��� such superb col-  ors. Come in! Let  us tell you more  about this amazing  vew paint.  Choose from 14  smart colors!  ��� Sold hy ���  Gitas Elecfoic  Gibsons 45  /v '1:'M &Jfr)K>/d *>:-d-.wV A;*? W S:H?; ':-;'?".  ecli&it Scho  Wins PTA Trophy  Sechelt School captured the  P-TA District Council trophy  at the Sechelt District First  Elementary track meet held  this week. Schools competing  in the running and jumping  events were: Gibsons, Madeira,  Roberts Creek and Sechelt.  The meet was officially  opened by Board Chairman T.  Humphries, and MC was Maxwell Tracy, school principal.  Judges were Mrs.' ]V1. Slater,  Miss M. Donald, Mrs. I. Smith,  Mrs. P. Shymchuch, B. Watts,  O. Russell, Mrs. T. Blacke,  Mrs. A. Ma��kie., and official  starter was Paul Stroshein.  The trophy, won by the Sechelt School, was presented oy  Mrs. Wallis, president of the  district council of the P-TA,  and George Oike, the smallest  contestant, received it on behalf of the school.  All contestants' received ice  cream, and the day was an  outstanding success. It has  now been decided to make the  track mee^s an annual affair  with the next one being held  at Madeira Park school.  Fiddleheiads are a' spe'eies of  fern and are canned in New  Brunswick.  DURABILT   MILLWORK  1424 Clyde ��� VANCOUVER, B.C. ��� Thome W2197  CUSTOM FURNITURE ��� KITCHEN' CABINETS  STORE FIXTURES ��� PLYWOOD SALES  Power Means Progress  ��� and the new Clowhom development  means Progress for the Peninsula  And when bringing more power to your  home or to your business premises, see  us first. We can supply your electrical ^  needs. We are also3 electrical contractors  and can do the wiring job for you1. . .  SECHELT BUILDING SUPPLIES  ��� Phone Sechelt 60 ���  UNION STEAMSHIPS  ANNOUNCE  w^  SUMMER   SCHEDULE  ��� Now in Effect ���  Vancouver - Gibsons  West Howe Sound  '<ancou\  rer   (Union  Pier)  Lv.  Gibsons  Mon.  9:30 a.m.*  Mon.  3:30 p.m.  Wed.  1:00 a.ra.f  Wed.  4:30 p.m.  Fri.  9:30 a.m.*  Fri.  3:30 p-.m.  Sat.  1:00'p.m.  Sat.  4:00 p.m.  Sun.  1:00 p.m.  Sun.  4:30 pan.  *Mon. and Fri. trips call at Artaban Camp and Keats Island  t Wed. trip calls at Keats Island  BOWEN ISLAND SQUAMISH  DAILY    9:30 A.M. Woodfibre  ���   Britannia  Wed.-Sat.-Sun.   9:30 ���1:00 DAILY    9:30 A.M.  ALL  TIMES DAYLIGHT SAVING        V  UNION   STEAMSHIPS   Ltd.  UNION PIER     ��� ���      VANCOUVER, B.C.  Old-Tinier Leaves  Roberts Creek  Roberts Creek lost one of its  pioneers last Wednesday when  Mr. Joe Crow leaves to take  up residence in Powell River  with his daughter, Mrs. W. H.  (Gladys) Montgomery and  family.  In 1914, when Mr. Crow left  Battle ford  with   his wife   and  children, snow lay thickly on  the ground and, lowering skies  promised moire to come. Upon  arriving in Roberts Creek the  childrens'    delight    knew    no  bounds when they, found tliey  could shed shoes and socks and  roam-. barefoot    through  -the  woods.    Band-aids    were    unknown in those days but bandages and sticking plaster gave  "evidence   of an active   spring  and   summer,    and   with   the  sxart  of   school  in, September,  the  youngsters  squeezed  their  lacerated and swollen feet into  shoes with difficulty.  They   attended   ?Elphinstone;  School, a distance' of approximately  two and -a. half miles.  As  their  teacher,  Mrs.  Frank  Orange lived in. their vicinity  and drove to school in a horse-  dra^yvn    buggy,    they    usually  rod@; with  her.  Mr.  Crow saw  most  of the roads  put in, including that on-which'his own  hotise.is situated. The Gibsons-  Scchelt Road was a mere lane  winding crookedly through the  woods ia.nd there was no -Lower  Road. From EIphinsto,ne westward there was only "a rough  trail. Groceries were1 delivered  and orders taken once a. week  by the Winn??Store; at Gibsons  (n��ow  the Howie' Sound  Trading  Store)   using a team  and  wagon. :���:.?  The Roberts 7Creek; Wharf  had not been built/ but there  wias a fl^at which could be  used in good weather,, and on  thte site of the.present store  building Harry ^'Roberts had a  tiny store and the post off ide1.  There- people could sit' en? the  window seat by the heater and  wait for the steamer? io bring ��� '.  the mail.  U.S.S. Co. boats then in use  were* the' Santa -Maria, Chilco,  Gheakamus and Caspar, the  latter.known as the ''Logger's  Delight" because caulk' bonis  were!?' allowed on board. The  fare to Vancouver was $1 return. , '���������.���'  Mr. Crow, a former naval  man and Boer War veteran,  AvasV'until recent years, a well  known' figure at the Saturday  dances where he was in demand for calling square dances;." ,:"'... -..., ';. . ,-..?' '  In Powell River'two lively  p'ra-ndchildren will keep him  voting.: for, we hopp, many  happy years to come.        x.  Around Murdoch's  By MYRNER  Little  Esther  Phillips   celebrated   her   fpurth   birthday  last week with a party, which  all   her    little   neighbors   at-  ��� tended. ?" ��� ���   H'  We wdre all ^treated to an  impromptu musical afternoon  at our weekly, "get-together,"  which was held at the home of  Mrs. P. D. Murdoch. Mrs. O.  Sladey, accompanied by Mrs.  John ?E/vanjsi, sang several  beautiful solos. Mrs. Evans  played siome enjoyable piano  solos, and the two young  ladies combined their efforts  aiid played: several piano duets  for us. .  Later the school ferry came  in  and  then  the' younger  set  entertained   ute with . two  delightful    vocal   siolos,  one  by  Miss Fae Cherry  and  one  by  jVMiss  Alice Phillips.   The  real  small fry,  tlie four-year olds,  wound up the concert for us,  -first with vocal solos by Cathie  Evaitf* and Patsy Sladey, and  then they all-sang together.  Visiting Mr.' and Mrs. Horace  Williamson.' last weekend were  their son and his wife, Mr. and  Mrs. Mel Williamson, and  their two childrem who all.  came up from Sechelt. Mrs. D.  Dillabough left for Vancouver  bn Wednesday.  British Columbia, has a coastline of 700 mileis.  f or Every  On hard-to-keep-painted f  surfaces outside of inside- j  ' use quick- drying Effecto]  Enamel. On wood, metal or}  most any other surface it!  will stand plenty jofweather,|  wear and abuse. Even out-|  side, the 1<S colors retain theiW  ' fresh, sparkling appearancfi  for a long time. Use Effected  anywhere-any time. |j  ��� Sold byl ���  Gibsons Electric  *    Gibsons 45  KOLTERMAN SA|WMILLS  HALFMOON   BAY  Lumber  Cut  to' Your Specifications  ��� Phone Halfmoon Bay 1-Z -r-  July i a holiday  in the kitchen too  See us for all ypur baking needs  over the holiday weekend  Vi.l'l  .a s ��  Bak  cry  PHONE SECHELT 49  Best Wishes to the  B.C. POWER  on a iob well, done at  CLOWHOM   FALLS  Park  Hard  er s naraware  ������Plfone Sechelt 51 ���  Canadian General Electric  Dealers ������  ELECTRIC RANGES    [y  ELECTRIC REFR[IGERATORS  ELECTRIC  WATER HEATERS  Electrical Con.tra:ctiin.g pur; Speciality  ���&:  New Sub-Agency for  are:��  In and see us or have us see you J  Phone Sechelt 48-R  \i  I  i  1  stl  . T  ��' i  ft  i    ,"  ���t. fiV  '��� 'i

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