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 /  W;  RQVfNCIAt,  RL<v'.'M  Phone your news o%  orders to  Seventh Year of Publication  VoL S ��� No. 4      Thursday, February .^1954|:|��>ublished in GIBSONS, B.C.     Serving the Sunny Sechelt Peninsula  jiqiileAgainst  Natfcnrf- throughout the world continue to press their battle against  disease and epidemics. In this struggle, they have been assisted by  the United Nations and specializied agencies of this organisation.  Penicillin plays an imp6rtant;;rple hi this battle. The World Health  Organization and the Unitedy Nations Children's Fund recently  joined hands with the gpyerhment of Yugoslavia inmoderinzing  and expanding the only penic|ilin.processing plant in this country. Shown abovej girls bottling penicillin in a sealed, sterilized  jflass  cabinet  at the  Zemun  plant near  Belgrade,  Yugoslavia.  -The canopy over the entrances  of ^ihe Ander^n>Build|n^^gav��-  way under ^e;  in Gibsons, last week. Sam  Fladager of Gibsons 5 and 10,  and Mrs. MacLean of MacLean's  Shoes, count themselves . lucky  tthat in falling it did not go  through the front windows. It,  seems to have eased itself, down  and lay on the sidewalk im the  morning.  The shelter'at theVancouver  Gibsons Freight warehouse also  came down in much the same  way the same night.  On Saturday, the one at the  Howe Sound Trading Company  was apparently helped downi  by. the machinery engaged iri  clearing snow from the front of  Bal's Block and along that side  of the street. The loader came  a little too close for comfort,  and the descending structure  trapped C.P, Ballentine beneath  it, lie was not injured, and was  able to continue superintending  .the job.  iW-*"  Mrs. Nutio Has  Mrs. Nutio was pleasantly surprised on Monday, morning when  the local business people presented her with a lovely bouquet  on. the first anniversary of her  taking over the Ferry Cafe in  Gibsons. ���  The bouquet had a place of  honor in; the Cafe throughout  the working day, and to her  regular . customers, coffee was  'On the House' at both morning  and afternoon; 'Coffee. Breaks.'  BUILDING   SUPPLY  LOSES   WINDOW   FRAMES  ..'Chief Coldwell of Sechelt  reports that the new* frames he  had cut ready* for the big front  windows in his hew .placed of  business were lifted overnight,  so there is a slight further delay  in preparing for opening.'  It is hoped that the thief enjoys ripping them!, as they are  Scout Meeting  iijured lo Collision    t_ Be Held Fe  itirns Nrgl  Tom Duffy Joins  Gordon Agencies  Thomas E. .Duffjf* late of Vancouver,:, has |becom<e  a partner  withrHT"B. Gordon,'m the H.Br  Gordon Agencies/ in Sechelt.  Mr puffy has been thirty  years in British Columbia. For  sixteen of these years, he was  a cost accountant with Consolidated Mining and Smelting.  Eleven years he spent with' the  Federal Department of Finance,  in the office of the Comptroller  of the Treasury, as cost accountant, auditor, and then Treasury*  Administative officer.  In this latter work, as Mr.  Duffy puts it, he had no home  life, was required to travel constantly. He felt that he wished  to have a permanent home,  particularly since his mother  needed1 some one closer to her.  So Mr. Duffy left the Treasury  Department, and went into the:  Real Estate business for Peake  and Gibsph, Ltd. in Vancouver.  Having a liking for the coun-  ...... try, he. came  to Sechelt,  after  three or four "years With, Peake  and Gibsons.: Sechelt suited1 Mr. ;  Puffy, so he spent sohie time  looking for a business opportunity and has settled down already.  He has joined the Board of  Trade, and hopes he will make  a good member of that body. He  intends to make his permanent  home - in Sechelt, and hopes to  grow in business wrth the Peninsula, which, according to him,  can not do anything but grow  better.  Mr. Duffy is a member of the  Executive Council of the Sechelt  , Board of Trade and is-Secretary  of that body. Acquiring an Insurance salesman's License oyer  ..ajearyago, he had in his previous    position,     over    twelve  year's experience with Insurance  in all its classes, Fire, Casualty,  Marine and Inland Marine, Prop-  I erty.  Equipment,, etc... This  involved millions^; of dollars. Hi&  knowledge   of   and  interest   in  Insurance inevitihly led .him into  dealing with the public.   ��� ��� -  too   wide   for   standard   house  walls. "." *-���"- "  Miss Godwin;'the" local-VON  Nurse, suffered 'minor^but painful injuries when her car and  that of William Smith were in  collision on Thursday^an. 2_th.  Miss Godwin, who��nad just'  completed; her duties j��r Gibsons,  was returning to herl quarters  at Selma Park. Rotinding the  "S" curve at Charlie Klein's,  (formerly Otto Banker's,) an  oncoming car collided! with hers,  head on. .        |  Both cars were extensively  damaged, but the other driver,  William Smith of Port Mellon  was uninjured. $  Miss Godwin suffered painful  and extensive bruising to her  legs and chest, and a;-badly cut  tongue. /  The VON car is presently in  the garage of the Sechelt Automotive at Sechelt, anct it is estimated will take welli: over five  hundred dollars to repair. The  Smith car is at the" Standard  Garage No. 2 in Sechelt, and is  also severely damaged.  Mean Thief  Steals Fire mens'Gas  Fire Chief F.J. MiRs, Sechelt  Volunteer Firey Brigade would  like to nominate^lorlthe role of  the meanest thief,^the person  or persons, who^^ok gasoline  from the fuel ta^pE the fire  .trucks.   '.. yy ' :'lyv  had to turn out to^a couple of  chimney fires in rSelmk Park,  and on the return trip one? of the  trucks stalled for lack of gas.  The Firemen had to gd into  Sechelt for enough to/get the  truck back to the fire hall. It  could have been a very serious  incident, if the truck had stalled  on the way to the fire.  Mr. Mills would like to advise  the person or persons, who took  the gas, that the fuel tanks are  now locked, so don't bother to  look to the Fire Brigade to sup*  ply free gas in the future;  Ground Observer  Carps Needs Volunteers  The Royal Canadian Air Force  Ground Observer Corps is in  need of one or two interested  persons to bring the local Organization up to strength.  ';  H.E. Wilson, Chief Observer  for this area is in charge of this  work,and invites you to contact  him any time. Tt could be a =very  vital link in our defense and yet  ��it would take but a little-of your  time. ������'���-  New. U.i*. Stamp  There will be a meeting oif  all Scouts and all people interested iii Scbuting in Gibsons on  Friday, Feb. 12th, at the Anglican Hall at Gibsons.   .  This meeting was toyhave been  held two weeks ago, but.had to  be postponed owing to the. difficulty of travel.  It is hoped at this meeting to  form a District Council for the  Peninsula. Elveryone who is interested in furthering the activities of the Boy Scouts on the  Peninsula should make the effort to be present that night. The  meeting will commence at 8:00  o'clock.  Mrs. J. B. Allan  Passes Away  A report has been received of  the death, on Monday evening,  February first, of Mrs. James  B. Allan, formerly of Hopkins  Landing.  Mrs. Allan is survived by two  sons, Wilson Allan of Vancouver,  and James B. Allan of Hopkins  Landing.  Mrs. Allan was the daughter  of G.I. Wilson, one time partner  of the late W. Bowjser, onc^  Premier of B.C. He was a noted  figure in Vancouver in years  gone by; ��� ���;-,      \  Mrs. Allan had been ill for 'a  long period with a heart ailment. ^  :.:_Sihie;--l-a_^  Hopkins Landing last summer.  ort Mellon  Gibsons Has  Perhaps unrealised by many  Gibsonites, but real, have been  the problems of R.C. Rhodes, in  his efforts to keep up the Garbage removal from the Village.  First came the snow, and in  trying to reach the .-disposal area  with a load of waste, the rear  end of the truck came to grief.  Parts were ordered for replace-  ment, and came, but in the  wrong size. When the truck was  finally repaired, the snow was  too heavy for travel to the disposal grounds.  Then came the most disturbing thing. When Mr. Rhodes and  his son went to empty certain  waste cans, there were rats, one  of which bit young Rhodes quite  severely.  Wednesday morning, the men  took off.with a load. The road  had been ploughed, but only as  far as the gravel pit. The remaining five hundred yards was just  too much. The drive-shaft of the  : truck broke, crippling the vehicle once more.  Perhaps by the time the re- (  rpairs are done this time, there  will  be no need to ask -for a  : snow-ploughing   job,    and    the  service can continue.  ___ssta_i_��, to-be issued 11 Feb-  ,. Tuhryfjwill be; the firs�� commemorative stamp" toVbe. printed by  the United Natioios^p^iAdmini  istration in 1954. ^ejitaimplfwith  its ear of wheat desigi&hoiiQffcs the  work, of the Foodf _hd? Agricultural OrganiKatioijii" It will be the  first U;N. _tatop;pri^tedl in two colors, cold oh green background.  , Board of Trade  To Wleet Feb. 9th  The regular January meeting  of the Gibson's Board of Trade  having, been cancelled on account of bad weather there will  be a special general meeting  this coming Tuesday February  :9th at-7:30 p.m.  The meeting will be in the  basement- room at the .School  Hall and.is called for the purpose of rdiscussing and finalizing  the proposed hew by-laws.  ,.  A Quel's, amang you, taking  notes,.  And, faith, he'll prent thence.  ... On   Saturday   night,   January  30th,;_ the   Port   Mellon   Burns:  Club paid honour to   the Ba_tl  with its 5th annual supper and.  dance in the Company Cafeteria\'  and Hall.  The Committee cc_a~-  prised  Mr.  and  Mrs.   C.  WoooU  Mr; and Mrs. J. Swan, Mr. and..  Mrs. E. Hume, Mr. and Mrs, &_.  Gill,  Mr.   and  Mrs.   L.   Wilkie  and Mr. and Mrs. D.  Macklanv  and the honourary guests werac  Miss Carolynne Miller, and Miss;  Ellen Jean Arnott, the dancers^,  and   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Ian   Mac---  Kinnon,  all  from Vancouver.  The Selkirk Grace was- given:  by Mr. J. Swan, and haggis,,  borne aloft by Mr. Frank Wood-  side, was played in by Mr. laca  MacKinnon, and the Address to*  the Haggis was given by Mr. .  Eric Thomson.  The head table was centred!'  with a vase of golden daffodils?  and blue iris, the colour of the  daffodils being repeated in the  programmes spaced along the-  gleaming tables.  The time-honoured, bill of fare?  was followed, and, following the  Chairman's toast to her Majesty  the Queen, given by Mr. Ernie  Hume,  the  chairman,  Mr.   lau  MacKinnon  made the   Adjdress  Mo the InunaortaLM^mory.^  ; ed" by  the Toast. The -speaker ���  graphically related the brief life:  of the Poet; and illustrated Me  insight into the ordinary, con_-~-  mon,  lovely  things  of  life  bj?f  appropriate selections, and made.'  the point that there was only one  other birthday more widely observed, and that was Ch__3__as_  The  Chairman,   who  desired  to be known as 'Ernie', of which -  more anon,  then  made  his remarks. He said that in previous^  years this supper had perforce:  been a Port Mellon event, foisti  with the improvement in cons���-  munications, he was that nighlt.  glad  to welcome^ friends  froiiB:  Andy's Bay, Hillside, and Gibsons.  He then, very deftly, explainecf  the curious workings of the B.C.  Liquor regulations  with  regard?  to this function, and then honoured the company with a solo,..  "The  Star   of   Robbie   Burns'^  those   present   joining   in   the-  chorus. Mrs. E.C. Sherman then  sang "Come to me, Bend to me'"  from Brigadoon.  Mr. H. MacDonald ,with  deceptive quiet, proposed the Toast  to "Canada", basing his faith ia  this country on sundry episodes;  from the 12th Squadron of his  Regiment, the Ontario Regiment^  in   Italy.. They   dealt  with  the  skill and resource of his comrades from all over Canada, iir.  matters frowned on by the Kings^.  Rules   and   Regulations.    Te*-  which, in response, Mr. C. Wood-  pointed out that,  with  a  Scots-  backbone,  that  was only to be-  "expected-^ of  Canadian soldiers.  Mr. J. Swan then gave a short,  but unanswerable toast to Scot--  landr "Here's tae us, Wha's Iike-  Ue, Deil ane", and resumed his-  seat.      '"'        .  .   -.--.  Mesdames Miller and Arnott^-  "in McLeod Highland. .cQstunie.-  danced the Swords and Highland7  Flin^r. Mr. Ian MacKinnon .playing Ghille Cr-llum and tbe.Keef  Row in sparkling style on his?  silver-mounted   pipes.   Mrs.   W7-  (Continued   on  back   page?"  (See1 Burns Night) ,:2  The Coast News     Thursday, February 4, 1954  I  &��  Member B.C. Weekly Newspaper Advertising Bureau        \7-\  SAMUEL   NUTTER,   Publisher .��'  DO WORTMAN, Editor f".  (Established 1945)  Published by Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd.  Published every Thursday at Gibsons, B.O.  ' _k_t_toi4s!Pd  as second class mail.  Post Office Department,   Ottawa.  Kates 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 45W,  Box 128 Gibsons British .Colombia.  t  ilomaM  }m tat for Parliament  We have read, and listened to, many recent reports that  - the members of Parliament iri Canada are about to receive aii  increase in their sessional indemnify* and that this is now to  "."_�� placed on an annual, rather than upon a sessional basis.  Let us here remark that it is about time. *  If the four thousand dollar indemnity was considered ad-  ^squate and proper back in 1920, surely the people of Canada  ���will be willing jto grant that it takes a muclr greater sum to  yperform the same service now than it did thirty-four years  ago.  Food, housing and clothing costs have increased enormously, <over that period. Schooliig costs are very much greater  : for the family of the member, just as they are for everyman.  '^Consequently Mr. M.P. is long overdue for an increase.  __i addition, we believe the Prime Minister has taken a  ^ood point when he hopes that the increased, stipend will make  it possible for the members to devote their whole time ito the  . Easiness of representing their constituencies in Government,  xaiher than having to (try to make enough in the few months  :at home to eke out an adequate living. This time should, be  spent iii the Constituency learning to know {the people, their  special needs and problems,' and planning, how best to serve  ;__id solve them.  To be a good representative of the people is not a part time  job, but one full of overtime work and study. We want, the best  people we can have in Governmenit. and to get them we must  ���������be willing to pay a fair salary, to make it worth while for the^se  persons to study for, and stay.with the business, of;; Govern-.  y ment.; ,     y ' ' ':'*>c-^^*'*UV..v- ,,:-,;���': _y.;i\.i^c:.y-%-hLi&--  Legislation, like Life, has become^���ihereasirigly c6^-ex^���  - aiid it is no longer a job for those unaquainted with.its prob-  -lems.^b relieve these people of the necessity for making en_s  tmeet in-some quick fashion between sessions should make it  possible for them to devote" their whole time and energies- to  tli _;��� business' of Parliament.^    ��� _ _       . ,  '���x^; panada arid Canadians; r ara gro\m  Hteased' 'standard of living &nd working comforts a'nd 'coiiveri-  Jjterices!; Should these increases not be^ as applicable to the frier  w2ip mariage the nations affairs as th'ey are for those o��us-who;  _i���>^ their'maiiagemeht? '   " . .:>.v>!*>i    .o> :���..��� wi^itsv;   >;������.>.  11  ���.no-i'f  ���.". vii".  :: This Sunshine 'Coast has "beeji;.fortunate Ui having; s,g�� ��ew>  _dgi'uptibn Of telephone or; power.-, service. ..during; ?the.> recent,  s_Meil. of We&ther. Those' breaks thati-.have.oocurifefil/have; been,  ���promptly attended to.: Truly "this, is a < sign; of progress,. Ejyen.  in the short years of our knowledge, times have keen very cji��-.  Cerent in the past.' ''���'������' ' '"'. ���.-v.-v- ':y^yf,y ".-y . ���;>. :;y^,-: v.:?<5.-= i ���  ; ���" We admit all is not over yet, :J3uiti:it-isi doubtfulythat we  ���csliali have'another period this winter so likely to produce in-,  ^emveniences. ' \: \.   .:-yvyy;-v'.:-vi:  ."..; ,. :.- .;��� .���  The road situation;��� has lagged, rather behind; vths, other:  service's, *biii that, we- expert, hasbeen somewhat .due to-lack..  <�� equipment and crewsi to meetsuch an overall .situation. ..���-... ,;���.-..���  We ^raht that there lias been. >.someC justifieaiion, ;i_t ��� the��  plaints 6f some/when theyvhave found not their private iroads<  blocked by. piled residue froiiithe plow blade,; bufra-roain  tlioroughfare efficiently stropped at both; ends*. The complaints!  <s*f those whose foot paths hive been blocked, 6^ whose priyaite.  -roads and lanes have had piles of "th�� beautiful" scraped, across;  tHem are hardly justifiable, it is impossible for the ope_rat��r;  to; avoid depositing this ridge of ;;snoW .whererdit fallsi..lt is  equally.'riot-feasible for^ Mm* to back'asnd^ clear'each of these  little roads that join the rriaih road., ..-���<;;.',.*,'���.-..\:;-.: .'���>'.y-y.  All in all j we feel -that thef Peninsula people have, weathered  ���Hie storm quite well. ��� ���_'"���'' -:' '��� ���.���������;' ; ���y'^v";.....-��.;:. y,y /���,.,.; ;.:.;i::,;  Today when one looks out upon the- brown; <sludgy ridges  ithrown upf by the plow clearing' the 'highways,vand;when-;&.  spray of soiled water squirts out from a passing (tire, the snow,  is not a pa^ticluarly entrancing sight.  Each morning after a fresh fall, however, it was genuinely  Ibeautiful. There are few of us living here who have not lived  ^cdth snow for much longer periods, and with much greater discomforts than we have had to contend with in this laitest storm,  ^amprig ithese people, there is scarcely one who wilfcriot: admit  ~&�� a feeling of delight in the sight of the snotv covered scene.  There is a bit of the child in each of us still; and what child  -$0es not shout with pleasure on seeing' the new; snptyt Wljat  ^_ .lights he conjures up, in ibhat first breath-taking!view. Show  ito sleig'h in,,to ski in, to-matesriQ^men��a1id-_n_>w^f6rtsv^bf,  ���to snow-ball with, to play in. In short- just plain; clean, lovely  snow! ;   '������  ' ,v':   i ''/  Time enough to grumble wheii^ we meet its problems, wheti;  ^we actually have to baffctle with it in order tp: do bur da^swo^k/  "Until -then,, let's be honesfarid adrilitf _t^^e; for a 'fev^ tniiiuteg/  _-��t least, really like the snow.  GOOD   OLD   DAYS  Sir:  I was very much interested in  the trip 'L.S.J.' made in the far  off days, that shook my memory  of a trip I made.  In the year 1903, the U.S. Co.  had two passenger boats serving  the logging camps and settlers  up the Coast. They were the  S.S. Cassiar and the S.S. Comox.  The former was a . little larger  than the Comox, and went farther up the Coast.  It was a wet November day  in 1903 that I left Vancouver  for a trip' to. Cortez and Reed  Islands. Our first call was the  Great Northern Cannery, then  we called at the Powder Works  at Tunstall Bay, and lots more  places round the Sound, finally  landing at Gibsons .aft 11:00 p.m.  I remember going out on deck,  and seeing the purser hand a  small sack of mail to a man on  y the -wharf that may have been  George Gibson himself  After leaving Gibsons, we  called at dozens of camps, and  got to Lund at 7:00 a.m.. I went  into the hotel and had a good  breakfast for two bits. This hotel  was run by the Thulin Brothers.  After pultting off a lot of  freight, we left and reached  Cortez at 10:00 a.m.. That was  25 hours for a 120 mile trip,  fare. $3.00, berth $1.00, meals  six bits.  If there are any old timers  around, they will remember the  crew of the Comox. Here they  are: Skipper, Capt. Bartleltt;  Engineers, old Chris and George  Millar; Purser, Charley Cold-  well; and Steward, Bert Smith.  I made, a .lot of trips on the  Cassiar, too. Thi's boat was noted  for its two' pursers, Bob Bryce,  and Chick. Both were on the  Chehalis when hit by the Prints  cess Victoria. Chick was drownr  ed, but I think Bryce's dogs  saved him.        . y .  y.yiRemember, well,  Juiy  1906,  ������the. year{��� ^Frisco iwent  up.   The,  Cheh^lisr-haj^e^^ North  Vancouver -t^pick"-up: Bryce and  his wife, ancf was-crossing over  to. get. intp the |Chanjiel 'when  jjhe Victoria hitf^iiem. I lived  i{sxt.dpor to the{|jn_:iHeer of the  C^eh^Hs.. His. 4al^^vwas Dean.  He  was sayed.^;;:.'^.'^. .'f ���;���'/-.:  .. ;Thpse. were l|ie^a^s! No game .  wardens, no licence..required for  a. .guii.,* Bob,. Bryce . would.' give  3^ou, $1%5.Q for ;&: forace of grouse,  an,d. the.butcfier?,;.ih Vancouver  paid ypu.. ijye^cents a. pound for  'mowich'. I bouglit a 38.55 Win-  chesiter ah^s|;: hew for $9.00,  at a second jnlnH" store on Gran^-  ville;; Thos^were the ' good old  days.; -; ���"������  ^y^y'--    '���������  Ed's Note?:;These memories of  older days-jare?.priceless', today.  Coast News Is- pleased to receive  and pubiisHUthem;, as a record  of- times gone by. Anyone else,  like L.SiJ, and H.C.S., who has ".  a���-; sitoiry , or two, please, drop  around and tell them to us.  READER   DISAGREES  WITH   EDITORIAL  Your Editorial entitled Isolation, while a timely topic, was  not in good taste, nor, I am  afraid, wa_ there much serious  thought or research spent in the  matter.  It has been my privilege to  work with the very fine crew  of telephone line men from the  Peninsula. Some time spent with  them would  have   enlightened  y0Ui 'yyi  The storm of Isolation felled  lines, poles and all,  for  a distance of one half mile,, necessitating  removal   of  numerous  trees, resetting, and installation  of poles and restringing of lines  on  Bowen  Island,   which  was  done, as rapidly as possible as  soon as the storm subsided sufficiently 1o land a boat at Bowen.  May I ask you have you ever  had your radio stop on you? It  was  mere  coincidence   that   a  coil   should   burn   out   on   the  Radio phone link atop the hill  at Horseshoe Bay  at  the same  time as the lines went out. But  this set is  much  more  complicated too, and I think they did  a fine rapid job on it too.  As for the inability of the  Bainbi idge to run, haye you  stopped to think of the difficulties encountered at Horseshoe  Bay wher the Kaloke also could  not dock. An editorial and a '  strong one, recommending a  breakwater at Horses-ioe and  improvement at Gibsons would  be more to the point.  I most certainly don't see the  Blackball building extra wharves at yancouver -r and Roberts  Creek in the near future for  'spasmodic or very occasional^  use.  -Yours for better breakwaters  and success to^ani otherwise fine  paper.     , - .  - .  .     Gordon VeitchC'  Ed's^ Note: We are more than  pleased . to publish . the ab'oy��  letter, even thought our Editorial  has been- somewhat, niisunder-  stood. Our criticism^ \yas np,t of  the line crews,-/whdrn we know  personally, and with whose  work we have "no quarrel. - We  put a spoke in. for underground  cables which would not be dis  ruted by surface storms. We  were happy, too, > to publish the  explanation for the % Radiophone  Outage in our last issue.  USE THE COAST NEWS  CLASSIFIED  Tailored To Measure Specials  ..���.-.V.;.W.WAV  3 PIECE SIHT  (COAT and  2 PAIRS PANTS)  Any Style, Any Fabric in  our Selection:  .     $84.95  aPlECESUiT'"'";.;.  Any Style, Yoiir Choice of  :-;-;'.1U ���...-'.;��� . 26y.PatterriS^:;y <���'='>;  ..\:..y.?-i :. , _)D.y��J/_l  '-*" Tailored To Measures I y ~'yy     ;  ���-y a.;;������     /-TROCs-fiftS^*. ^**rs  Regular StyleSi Any Fabric v  In Our Selection  : :10% :REDUeTION^> ' y  This Offer Good For Orders Received tip To,  And Includirig, February 14th.  Look Smart, Feel Smart, JSE SMAIIT  ;-i--v-i-.-s"_bid SAVE'At' ::\x':t  ear  arine iyien s  y Bal*s    Block    Gibsons  ��� 'i   . i-      ..;.. ��� y��'  ^^m^Sm^^^^&B  r--?^MS*W^^-:^^v:v ������'���-.:J-!  ���''���.'"������       Writer oriPhone;  x s ;'���; :,;--NE^As|i|sT^y:.' ��� "  ''''- V_^pl^��feB.Ci^:-:  PRICES EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND  MONDAY  FEBRUARY  5TH,  6THy AND  8TH. "  v>:?v.v  "BRENTWOOD'' No. 5 Peas, 4 tins...........  "COUNTRY ��� KIST'V Wax Beans; 4 tiris^.:.:/  '���; PjEAQHES, Quarters, 2. for..;....................  ::-"ANCi^  branv :flakes^ large, y~y:.... '.y.yyAyy^yy  5 uG0BLIN" Braised Ste_ik, per tin,,.,......-.''...  ;; UCAMP$ELL,S'> ^niatp Soup,,2 for;::,,.���;......,  v';;"LONDAl^E?f '.Cigasrttess^....,,,.;.;.,,/;.,..,. ,.  tj Fr^h, PQR^ ,X^ Roast, lb v....;,  ...49^  yyy��$#y;.  ��� -  "..':. 26^ :  $1.00:  ...69^ /  HIKIIK  PHONE;?39,v GIBSONS  PERSONAL  SERVICE ALWAYS  y$  $ Central America���Past and Present  Seche  Thursday, February 4, 1954 The  Coast News  Central America is the strip of land that links 'North and South  America. It is divided into five small countries: Guatemala, ��1  Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras. The isthmus is  *n area of contrasts with centuries-old scenes blending in with  modern constructions and improvements, as illustrated in the above  photographs that show an old dirt road and a modern steel-concrete  bridge in El Salvador. The five countries, small in size but rich  in natural resources, are trying to bring about an economic integration of the five nations to pave the way for general improvement  in living conditions in all these countries. United Nations technicians and experts are playing a key role in this task which has  started to yield fruit such as the adoption of a uniform customs tariff.  By ARIES  OLD   TIMES  We were listening to the Sunshine Coast Broadcast last Sunday on the Nanaimo station and  enjoyed it very much. It. brought  to mind some, memories of  around 1922 here in Sechelt.  We were very busy here in  those days, There was not a  cabin or house that was not full  to the eves, and. the hotel, which  was a large place, could seat  150 in the dining room. It was:  always packed.  Transportation w|as a great  probleirn, there, were no tars  here then, but we did have', a  truck which was! own|cd and  operated by one W.J. Martin,  affectionately known as   Joe.  The truck was christened the  Galloping Goose, as Joe was  about the world's worst driver.  Everyone piled on, hanging on  the sides and the tail boards.  Joe went at a dreadful speed,  over rocks and into pot holes.  The one day that went down  in history, was when the truck,  dashing down the hill, straight  down the road, loaded with passengers, baggage, and what have  you, instead of stopping at the  top of the wharf as was the usual  habit, tore (madly down to come  to a full stop 'at the guard log  on the end of the wharf.  The women and children were  screaming to high heaven, and  one oman said, "Ye Gods Joe,  why didn't you stop?" Said Joe.  " I forgot what to do." He was  a very kindly man, and the  summer visitors looked forward  to a wild ride ini the Galloping  Goose.  Mr. Butterfield in his column  the Common Round, in the Daily  Province in 1922, had this to say  about the Bus as he called it  "You must not overlook the bus.  It is an institution. You sit sideways in it, any lady who is  delicate is priveieged to sit with  the driver, a genious at management called Joe Martin. He is  related to our late premier of  that name and like him an optimist. The bus doesn't extctly  go, it leaps. That is not the fault  of the bus. it is the road and  that is alright in its way too.  It is the combination of bus and  road that makes the journey  what it is."  Mr. Martin is long since dead,  but two daughters of his, Mrs.  Agnes Grandi of North Vancouver and Mrs. Mary Stanton of  Burnaby come up once in a  while to visit Sechelt. Many  people in Sechelt and Vancouver  sllill rpmtemfoer the Ga|ioping  Goose.  TALENT   NIGHT  Talent night committee of  Sechelt Elementary PTA had a  meeting and plans are being formulated for a good show this  year. Mr. Harold Roberts is  Chairlman. Other committee!  members are Mrs. Dorothy  Smith and Mr. Leo Johnson.  Lucky winners at the Wednes  day  evening  f#iow  last  week  were Mike Paul, Frank Wheeler  and Mrs. Bob Cooke.  LOCAL   BRIEFS  Mr. Cecil Henderson was here  for a few days visiting his wife  and children. Mr. Henderson is  with the B.C. Forestry and at  present is on survey.  Also visiting Sechelt was Mr.  J. Rabas, spending a few days  with his wife and daughter  Patsy. He has now gone to  Kitimat.  Mr. and .Mrs. George Kynoch  sailed on the Oronsay for California.  Very glad to hear that Mr. Joe  Dolphin is feeling much better  now and will be back shortly.  Also that Mr. Ole Engen is  getting along alright after his  illness.  KROMHOFF TURKEY  POULTS FOR 54. Western Canada's Largest Poult  Producers. Write today for  catalogue and prices.  Kromhoff    Turkey   Farms  Ltd., R.R. No. _5,  New   Westminster,   B.C.  "I'LL MEET YOU AT THE CASTLE  THE HEART OF THE CITY."  Hotel Castle  VANCOUVER, B.C.  AL. BLACK, Manager  MArine 8531  750 Granville Street  ___  Local View On  A calendar, put out by the  Gazette P__nt_hg Company of  Montreal, has for its colorful  picture, a view ; Overlooking  Howe Sound from Hopkins  Landing, with a large old fir  Stump from which grows a slim  heiiriiock sapliag, and the red  roofy of the^  the foreground. Beyond that  stands the Hopkins whitrf, and  m the distance the islands of  the Sound and the Mountains  a_ a back drop for all.  ' 'As':.E_rfcV-^$^  ��� ��� stosowing-^eiji!^  Nfews Office'''"The'^'w^iit''  like  that  yesterday   morning." .  The picture was pauited by  Ed. J. Hughes, who was sipartr-  ner of OrvUle _?i_her, a son of  Mrs. L. ~Pishe|: of the ^Mariner  Cafe. Both young men did art  work for the Dominion Government during the last great war.  WEDDING  SOON  y., A wedding^of much interest^  to Pendery^peOple is thatxhjt.  Marilyn, oldest daughter c_ >IrsJ  Edith Davis andMr/Derjald Harris, only sons pf Mr. and Mrs.  Ilenry Harris. Tliey will be married in Nanaimo at St. Andrews*  United Church on Feb.  19th.  START BIGHT IN 1954  Che^Jc With  HASSANS  Tot General Supplies  GROCERIES  ^   FOOTWEJtn  MARINE   SUPPLIES  HASSAN'S Store  'Phone ll-U  PENDER  HAHBOUR  ST. VALENTINE  Sat. Feb.  9:30 p^m.  ORCHESTRA  IN  AID   OF   FALL   FAIR   PRIZES  Dances  Pibsons Branch:     DOUGLAS SMITH, Manager  y.   Sechelt (Sub-Agency): Open Tuesday & Thursday  .'  " ;--   '. ;:&a:; ���' ;'���';.'.' D-193S  W O R kX-K&y "WITH     CANADIANS      IN     EVERY      WA.K      OFLIFE      SI N C E      1 8 17 The Coast News    Thursday, February 4, 1954  oberts Creek  ound-up  res  ssl  by M. Newman ��  Snow and Ice were responsible  for one' casualty here when Mrs.  C. Graham, Beach Avenue had  the misfortune t6 break her arm.  It is an ill wind ��� so now it  may be that Mrs. Graham, author of several books and articles,  can find time to do some research for unfinished manuscripts.  Badminton Club members,  unwilling to take their cars out  last Tuesday night, and less willing to forego Badminton, walked  to the hall in the sleet and slush.  ;At least, 7 of them did and ten  others rode. Surprisingly enough  none walked home, which is just  as well, as, besides having strained right arms from taking part  in so many games, some of the  Jadies were bruised and sore;  from spending much time doing  involuntary gymnastncs on the  slippery road.  Hypo was up to her usual  good form last week, when for  no good reason she ordered a  couple of hundred Presto-logs,  knowing full well the truck  could not get up her side road to  deliver them. This meant they  had to be dumped a quarter of  a mile from the house. Presto-  logs cannot lie about in the  damp, therefore the family hurried to form a sort of bucket  brigade and convey the fuel to  the shed in record time. Ordering the stuff in the first place  was an error but a still greater  one was placing the swiftest  child oni two legs in first position. The rest of the relay had  (to keep up to her. The road is  tortuous and up hill and with  every step it became more  glassy.  The children in the party  seemed to think nothing of running up and back over their 150  yard stretch. Hypo thought less  of it with every fall and kicked  herself each time she gyrated  on the slippery path, tossing her  logs into.;>the deep snow where  manyt.0f-.,them will lie hidden  until /Spring.  Her^kindly neighbor and relative who;; assisted, made' the last  18 trips!" on all fours with a log  in her.mouth.  The j^ext load of presto logs  to be-ordered by Hypo will be  delivered on the 4th of July.  Bad luck dogged the steps of  Gwenhie.'Boy'te Thursday when, :  returning from a painful, session   .  in  the  dentist's  chair,  her  car  door  was slammed against her ,.;j  head, breaking the glass in the  door and causing her a mighty  sore head.  In order to do something for  transportation in this area the  Toad crew have used a snow  plough which has scraped" several feet of snow; across the  entrances to all side roads and  driveways and4 mail boxes-, thus  effectively preventing the would  be users of .same tq stay put .or  eke get out and dig it away.  One wonders ��� what would  happen should the urgent need  of a Doctor arise. Certainly he  would be unable to drive his  car onto the side road. Would  he get out his snow shoes as in  the good old days, or would the  patient meet him at the crossroads? In the case of fire, volunteer firefighters would!, instead of putting out a fire, spend  an hour of valuable time removing snow placed there by  the makers of roads.  ^3a3acgg_arai_ffl&5j^^  by L. S. J. . y  There are very few of us left  who fished spring salmon out of  Gibsons with a rowboat in the  wintertime to make a dollar.  There was an eerie fascination  about it and as it is a day that is  gone it might be worthy of recording.  If it was calm we generally  went out, if there was nothing  else on hand,- about 2:30 p.m.  and got back well after dark.  Our rendezvous would be the  north end of Paisley or Harry  White's bay on Keats Island. The  first peeking stars were considered the precise time to be at  the right place. If you were  "skunked" there was no wailing,  you just rowed back home.  With a good boat and a disregard of cold feet, the rowing  became rythmic and automatic  until one might get a strike.  Then of course you got action,  We used very light gear and if  the fish was heavy, and.sometimes it was, we had a cedar  block which the line was fastened to and this we heaved overboard'.  With a light lead we were  often treated to a gymnastic display by the fish trying to dislodge the hook, which is also a  thing of the past. The fish wore  itself down and we would pick  up the block after chasing  around a bit and as a rule bring  the fish in.  The time wasted at this method cut short the fishing time  and though we would trail the  spooni home we never caught a  fish in the black dark. Those  lovely fish! I think the most I  ever got was three but they were  14 pounders and we would get  25 cents a pound for red and 10  cents for white. That was only  Police Court News...  In MAGISTRATE JOHNSTON'S  COURT  In Magistrate Johnson's court,  echoes of the festive season are  still being heard. It seems that  a party in the Wilson Creek  Community Hall was disturbed  by some young celebrants. Ian  Cotterel MacLean was fined  $10.00 and costs for disturbing  the peace there on December  22nd. His friend Dennis Smith  from Gibsons had threatened  to lay a charge with the Police  against him. As an officer of the  R.C.M.P was present, Ian forcibly dragged Dennis to him to  do so. The ensueing fracas cost  lani as above, and his friend  Dennis Smith, who proved to be  more  obstreperous of the  two,  once, though. It was more often  a ten pound white, but we were  never daunted. There was always the long chance.  There were times when we  Itad to buck a bad westerly or  Suwamish to get home, quite  possibly rowing round the bottom end of Keats, but there was  beauty in it, either the moon  and stars looking at you from  sky and sea, or wondrous patterns of phospherescence in the  swirl of the oar wake. A sack  of 'straw to sit on, good wool  cljotheis, and a pair1 of wooly  mitts kept one quite comfortable  and rowing home we put our  back in it so to speak. The year  1918 saw the first power troller  off Gower Point and that was  the end of the handcraft fishing.  "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi".  was fined $15.00 and costs.  Lawrence Beamer of Selma,  at the same party, was fined  $15.00 and costs for having  broken several windows and behaving in an unseemly manner.,  Beamer advised the Court that  he had made restitution for the  damage caused.  James Benedict Power of  Sechelt was fined $50.00 and.  costs for having liquor in his  possession while under interdiction.  A juvenile, one of three. jWho  broke into a summer place at  Gower Point, was placed on probation) for one year, and released  in custody of his parents, up  the Coast.  teified  ;brinJg_aefsof  From Famous egg laying  strains R.O.P. sired New  Hampshire pullets. Vaccinated against Newcastle  and Bronchitis. 10 weeks,  old $1.20, 3 months old  $1.50, any quantities, year  around.  Kromhoff Farms, R.R. No.  5, New  Westminster,  B.C.  Business and Protessiona  DIRECTORY  B. W. M. BONE  Chartered  Accountant  1045 West Pender St.  ��� TAtlow 1954 ���  VANCOUVER 1, B.C.  Please Clip This Directory Out and Hang By Your Phone  For Reference  Don't Say Bread  Say'... "McGAVIN'S"  w*.  Norman  Stewart  Local Sales Rep.  R. R. 14 GIJBSjpNS  Phone Gibsongife���w  ***f  JALE _DRlCE|f  "GREEN- JACK" Plaid Wool Shtffe,.  ���'������������ MEN%:^fl%.. %jM SALE $5.��JS>'*  BOYS' ALL WOOlL PULLOVERS^  Sizes 28 ��� 34 Reg. $6.50 SALE $4.95  A SELECTION OF LADIES' DRESSES  TO CLEAR   (while they last) $5,00  And Many CrtherRemarkable Values!  The Tasetki Shoppe  Phone 29 J  Sechelt  ��_W��wmMM_W-|_lllfcB��lilH_-��l  EWMMTOriCT_tWT.-1 tawmm  i  Halfmoon Bay  Rough & Planed Lumber  Phone   Halfmoon   Bay   7 Z  Announcement  The Greater yancouver Girl Guides will be in Camp  at Wilson Creek during July and August. The various  groups at the Camp will require Eggs, Fresh Fruits,  Apples, Blackberries, Plums, Raspberries, Vegetables,  Root and Salad Vegetables, Corn, String Beans, Peas,  etc.. - '' -'���'���  '���'���' ������'"'  ������'���  Anyone interested in supplying these in any quantities  please contact Miss Anna McCann, ���.-.,.-������  4224, W. 10th,*Vancouver 8, B.C.  Please state what would be available, and approximate  amount, and if they could be delivered to Camp. Also,,  be prepared to send to  Miss McCann  by May,  the  approximate cost of the foods. ��� ���.;..-���  ACCOUNTING-SERVICE  PENINSULA  ACCOUNTING   .SERVICE  All Types of Accounting Problems  Expertly Attended  Gibsons:  Mondays  & Fridays  Sechelt: Tuesdays  & Thursdays  G.O.   FAHRNI  ��anibier Harbour  BLASTING  .;��) ; ; . -_,_ ���  BLASTING  HOCK, HARD-PAN, STUMPS, etc.  .-.; Also Road-.Worfe(, -        :*;������  Fully Licensed and Insured in B.C.  JACK CAMPBELL  5308 Prince Edward St. Vancouver,  B.C., Phone FRaser  3831  ^BULLDOZING  TRACTOR   WORK  Clearing - Grading -  Excavating,  D-_ & D-6  Bulldozing  Clearing "Teeth/ V '  A.E. RITCHEY,  Phone    GIBSONS    86  CLEANERS V      ~^  PENINSULA CLEANERS  Cleaners  for  the  Sechelt  Peninsula.  ��� Phones ���  Gibscns 100 -~ Sechelt 45 J  ELECTRICAL WORK  Home and Industrial Wiring  Electrical Heating  GIBSONS ELECTRIC  Phone 130  Appliances  ���  Fixtures  ���  Radios  Member   Electiical   Heating   Ass'ii/  GIFT STORE  Notions ��� Cards ��� Toys  Miscellaneous Gifts  GIBSONS 5-1015 STORE  Left of Post Office  Gibsons, B.C.  Headquarters  for  Wool,  MACHINISTS  HILLS MACHINE SHOP  Mobilized Welding -  Welding- anywhere ��� Anytit__>' '���  Expert Tradesmen  Precision Machinists.'.'.   ���"  Phone 54 --Res. 78  PLUMBING  MARSHALL'S    PLUMBING,  HEATING   ?*nd  SUPPLIES-..'��.  Phone Gibsons 64Sj - 104,'- or.33  NURSERIES-  THOMSON'S NURSERIES  ^Ornamental  TREES: AND SHRUBS  FRUIT TREES -- ROS.ES  R.R, 1 Gibsons, oh Sechelt  Highway  RADIO  FLORIST  RICHTER?S   RADIO  SecheltvB.C. '-yV'Hyy  Phone Sechelt 25J  RADIO - APPLIANCE SERVICE  Speedy   Guaranteed    Work  New and Used Radios  SECHELT CARTAGE  Flowers  for   all  occasions.  We are agents for large  Vancouver florists.  Fast service for weddings  and funerals.  JACK MAYNE.  Phone Sechelt 24 or write  M.   HEMSTREET  Sawdust ��� W4ood ��� Coal  We haul anything, anywhere,  anytime  Phone Sechelt 97H       Sechelt, B.C  USED FURNITURE  Washing Machines  Dressers ������ Chesterfields  Ranges, All Types  Beds  ���  Tables���   Choirs  We Will Buy, Sell or Trade.  Have Your Oil Burners  Serviced Now  0 & S SALES & SERVICE  Phone S3 S  Sechelt  l|5__i___KWHB_-��aa__5^^ ____M_TOVIIBM_W__^ s-  GOME IN AND CHECK THE VALUES AT  mum�� mm  Phone 111 H  Gibsons  ! '  ���t.B_S. Says  ������'*���������..  Plan Your  Spring; Building  NOW  LeiUs Esiintate Your Job.  LOW MONIHLy PA��MiNfS  Through  Our "Home Ill^pro<velne^t', Man  Up To 0M&;���Up To 24 Months To _%  US. AT  Gibsons 53  SUNS' OUT -  WINTER'S OVER  i  f    ���  ���\ We're Taking Orders For'  FERTILIZERS  PEAT MOSS and  BULK SEpD, NOW.  Come In And Order Now And Take Delivery When  You're Ready. All At Prevailing Prices.  "Always a better Buy At Sunset''  115  Mmvtf  <*  SUNS  Phone 32  Gibsons  Thursday, February 4, 1954    The Coast News  m ii  Pictured above is liitile Judy, a two and a half year old  Vancouver Island miss^ who has found it much niore  difficult to leariri;o waj^ ^  Judy has Polio.  Everyone would like to aid-a crippled child toy walk  again. You can help by making a '^6nerbus^ntri].uti6n''  to the Kinsmen B.CV Poilo Ifund. Nearly 80u new cases  in our Province Jast year.      ��� *  Help these unfortunate victims by making a generous  contribution to the Kinsmen B.C. Polio Fund, Gibsons,  Your local Club.  Cherry Whitaker has now  topped the high single for  women bowlers with a score of  354. Helen Thorburn held the  previous high single with 351.  Sain MacKenzie, Sports Club  and J. Drake, Port Mellon Mixed  are the two .runners up with six  stars each.  Commercial Mixed had fivve  players who starred in the week,  F. Flumerfelt 268, T. Reynolds*  285, L.  Crucil 305, F.  Wheeler  287,   Helen  Thorburn   295,   for'  v her seventh star:  ";      Sports Club stars  were Sam  i MacKenzie  270,   for his   sixth,  and   Bill   Woods   who   double  starred with 253 and 256:  TEN PIN LEAGUE;  Bill Wood  519  (205),  Crucils  2348  and  12  points., In second  place Nelson and Chuck Motors  with 11. points each.  LADIES LEAGUE. '  H.   Duffy   607,   Eve   Moscrip  252,    Pin    Ups    2185,    Lucky  Strikes 11.  COMMERCIAL.  Andy Leslie 632, L. Crucil  305, H. Thorburn 680:(295), Park  Cafe 2601, Park Cafe 11 points,  Peninsula. Motors 10 points.  SPORTS  CLUB  D. Smith 595 (222), Bill Woods  740 (256), Tom Cats 2589, King  Pins   10   ,90  Centers  and Polecats 9 points each.  BALL AND CHAIN  Orv   Moscrip   672. (244),   Eve  Moscrip   553,   Kathie.  Coe   218,  Crack Pots 2603, Sky Highs 15,  Crack Pots-12 points,.  PORT MELLON MIXED     ,  Standings   at the"end  of the; ,  first half of play:  Alleycats 39,  points, Happy Gang 37 V-, Boners  31, Pin Heads and. Gutter Snipes?.  26V_ each; Lucky "Lagers -23-��� and  Holey Rollers 211/_. Roners.hadL  ' the high single an^^hree 2 63#  (971).  GIBSQN'S   MIXED  LEAGUE -���'  F. Brown .625._-.2t7_.,-,-F....Cr.Pwr..-.,  hurst 639 ��� 245, R. Gray 245 .    :  .     Wizzbangs    261G>   Danalojie'sV  15 points.    ;'    r  Cliurch Services  ANGLIC AN CHURCH  February   7th,   1954  .5th. Sunday after Epiphany  St.     Bartholomew's '   Church  Gibsons  11:00   aM/"��� Ch6rai1;:idbmmunion  '"'���" 11:00 a.m. Sunday School  St.   Hilda's   Church   ���   Sechelt  ll.0Ga.in.  Sunday School  1:45- pimv.- Evensong  St. Aidante -Church  Roberts Creek  1:45 p.m..Sunday^School  3:15:, p.nr.  Evensong  .St.   VINCENTS   MISSIONS:  St. Mary.- Gibsons - 9:00 a.m.  Holy Family -- Sechelt  11:00 a.m!  UNITED CHURCH  Sunday School  Gibsons ��� 9:45 a.m.  Public .Worship  ���. *11:00  a.m.  Roberts Creek '-���; 2 p.m.  Wilson Creek Sunday School .  11:00 a.m.  Public   Worship   ���   3:30   p.m.  Port Mellon; Sunday  ' 7:30 p.rn.  ,' V  BETHEL   CHURCH  ���'���'.������" Sechelt  Legion   Hall  road.  '-.'...    2:00 o m. _iundav School  ��'!���-.   Gospel Service, 3:00 p.m.  PENTECOSTAL  TABERNACLE  Sunday Services*  9:45 a.m. Sunday School  11-00   a.m. vT)pvnt*f>P3l  7:2* n.m. '"���^vRn��"��1?����tic  Wednesday night  Prayer aridvBible Study 8 p.m;  FrSday night at 7 p.m.  Junior  Young People and 8 Senior  W??<xon .Cr**��V  Tuesday 7:30 p.m.  lR��h��rt' Cre*��>  Service MondavV 7:30 p.mV  Date Pad  Feb. 4 ���- Gibsons Rate Payers  Association Meeting, at United  Church Hall, 8:00 p.m.  Feb. 4 ��� Selma Park Hall,  VON board meeting, 8 p.m.  Feb. 6 ��� Gibsons School Hall,  PTA  dance.  Feb. 7 ,��� Tune in to station  _ CHUB 1570 on your dial 5 to 6  p.m.. Its your broadcast.  Feb. 8 ��� Church Meeting. The  Annual Far(6chial Meeting of  St. Bartholomew's Church will  foe held on Monday Feb.. 8th in  the Church Hall. Annual Reports will be presented and  Church Officers elected for the  ensueing year. Members of the  Congregation or interested''per-'  song cordially  invited.  Feb. 9 ��� School Hall, basement. Special general meeting  of Gibsons Board of Trade, to  discuss and finalize the proposed  new by-laws.  Feb. 11 ��� Sechelt Elementary  School. (Sechelt PTA Meeting,  Thursday 8 p.m..  Feb. 12 ��� St. Valentine's Tea.  The Women's Auxiliary *of St.  Bartholomew's Church will put  on a Tea and Sale of Home  Cooking on Friday, from 2 to 5  p.m. in the United Church Hall.  Feb. 13 ���Gibsons School Hall,  Valentine dance in aid Annual  Fair prizes, 9 p.m.  Feb. 13 ��� Gibsons Rate Payers Association Meeting in the-  United Church Hall at 8 p.m..  Be sure and read our large1  Insurance ad in this issue. Good  news for you.  Feb. 13 ��� Roberts Creek Hall,  PTA sponsored St. Valentine  Dance.  Feb. 16 ��� Gibsons United  Church Hall 2 p.m. W I meeting  Feb. 18 ��� Gibsons, Thursday,  St. Mary's Altar Society, Rurh-i  age Sale and Home Cooking, at;  United   Church   Hall,   starts  at"  10:00 a.m.  Feb. 25 ~ Headlands Unit;  VON tea: United Church HaH/  2 to 5.  Feb. 26 ��� Gibsons, home of  Mrs. Corlett, W.I. blanket shipment.-  March    6 ��� Roberts    Creels!/  Community Hall. The Choralier_ ^  sponsored by Eastern Star in aid  of Cancer Fund.  THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL ���  New home in Granthams. Open,  for an offer, must sell, why not  take a look at this, it could ho  a real bargain.  FOR INSURANCE  OR REAL ESTATE SEE  Totem   Realty  Phone Gibsons 44  Evenings  95J  Member Association of B.C.  Real  Estate  Agents.  JUST PHONE  GIBSONS 45 W  >p?   Minimum Charge  50c for 15 words.  2c per extra word  by cash".  Billing charge added.  $4  _Y^7TO��T___f       Deadline., Tues. 5 p.m.  wrrwwE  AVtt.  FOR SALE  FOR.SALE  Bush wood, Fir and Alder:  Current prices. STAG FUELS,  phone 21J, Gibsons. tfn  .Be sure and.Tead���.our:. large ad  in    this    issue.   "Totem   Realty!!  Gibsons,     ���;��� ���<.-, ....���-, -.:,->..>. :{'  .'Modern fully equipped cafe^  wonderful-. location,--.-rlj.om f��v )  expansion, might be ideal forf,  light wines lateK'This is a gen-jl.  uine proposition^. Doubt .if thereV,  is a better cafe and location on>??  the Coast:: Totem'/"Realty, alv.  Gibsons.  ".���SURVEYOR, COMING SOON:  Make  your appointment  today,,  No charge  for  consultation;  ���  Totem ReaJty,.��� Gibsons.v       *-������..-���-  ij^'.'.V.   ���    ���   V    "<' "'.'������---��� ; ��-    .   ���'!-���'���;���" "...  ��� Fully equipped: Lodge, ideal*  location, wreli>; established busii  njess,'1 owner .$_&"��� this, is~a" sacri-;  fice sale. Totem Realty, GibsonslC  . Want to feel better, mentally^  and physically, you can. Next  time you even feel like saying  or doing something detrimentals  to someone,. DO NOT DO IT:  We have so much" to be thank-,  fui: for,=. help - your; fellow man  by thinking right yourself. Say.  and do those things which will  bring happiness not only to your  fellow man, but to you. Totem  Realty,   Gibsons.  FOR  RENT  Faur Roomed House for rent  in Sechelt.  H. B. Gordon Agencies, Sechelt,  B.C.  Real Estate, Insurance, Property   Management,   Rentals:  Telephones:  Office,  53 J.   Evenings and Holidays; H.B. Gordon,  81 H. T.E.  Duffy,31 W.  Rough  and  Planed  Lumber...  Phone   Halfmoon   Bay   7Z  KOLTERMAN SAWMILLS  Half moon. Bay  '[ 4rWHEEL DRIVE Pick-up  Truck, low mileage. A dandy.  Phone R. Ritchey, Gibsons 107M  . V'V''"'iv V'1"'.I;'''.'"'?.���'v:!tfh  . Nina's Specialty. Shop -t��� here?  is a good buy at $4725 on terms,-  you ;buy a good stoie and living  quarters.' Totem- Realty, Gibsons^  One -Spencer  Rotary LHrop-  H^ead  Sewing Machine. $20.00.  Mrs.   M.S. ..Chaster--- Sr. Gower  Point.;.;.-p."    ''....." -.     ���  INSURANCE  ARE     YOUR      INSURANCE  COSTS    TOO    HIGH?  Have "'���'"us'"' chefck   your   policy  fates at1'ho  cost  to  you.  Don't  be under insured.  Spread your  payments over ten months.  INSURE   WITH  CONFIDENCE.  H.B. GORDON AGENCIES.  Sechelt,  B.C.  Real Bstate, Insurance- Property  Management,   Rentals.  TeLephons:   Office   53 J.   Evenings and Holidays, H.B: Gordon,  81 H/ T.E.   Duffy,  31 W.  INSURANCE  Fire - Auto - Liability. Prompt!  courteous service . ;  Totem   Realty,  Gibsons.  tfn  WATCH REPAIRS  Fast, -Accurate, -Guaranteed  Watch reparirs. Marine Men's  Wear, Gibsons. tfn  FOUND   '"'���  ���*������"- --������������-  One 650X16 tire. Phor.e 92 M.  WATCH REPAIR - All types  of watches and: jewelry repaired. Reliable, fast, efficient.  Union -General   Store,   Sechelt.  tfn.  WORK   WANTED ,  .. Would   Baby-Sit,  -day    tirbe  and   evenings:" Mr^.  Wartnaby,  Phone Gibsons 9^ (Near^ A.E.  Ritctieys^eornerry-:    : '*'      f  WORK   WANTED  Spray and Brush Painting; al-  90 paper hanging... J. Melhus.  Phone Gibsons 33. tfn The Coast News    Thursday, February 4, 1954  Selma   News      b  Mrs. Jim Foster, who has been  staying with Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Foster, while her husband  was working on an aerial survey in Eastern Canada, was busy  in the week packing to go to  France.  Her husband has been transferred by his company, and Mrs.  Foster and her eight months old  daughter are joining him in  Ottawa. From there the three  of them go to New York to sail  February 10th on the "Queen  Elizabeth" for Cherbourg Via  Southampton. They will be in  France for six months at least,  living in Nice on the Riviera.  Their friends wish them bon  voyage, arid will look forward  to" hearing of their trip when  they returni to Canada.  A Note To Oddfellows  ���' 'Wheels have been turning  since the last news item in the  Coast News regarding the instituting of an I.O.O.F. Lodge on  this Peninsula, "covering from  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour.  Any Brothers interested should,  contact Mr. J. Drummond Sr.,  A. Fladager, or Mel Usher. Do  so at once, that you may become  a charter member. All are asked  to watch for ��� date to be set for  the first meeting.  �����������-��������������� ��� ���...--_���. ���_-.-���_-.���-_. ���      - -II ���   ,      ���_.��� I __,,_.!.,   . |   ,_-  SAILOR HOME  We notice young Tom Davies  home on leave, looking mighty  smart in his Navy Blues. This  first few months in the Senior  Service seems to have agreed  with him.  Pender  Harbour  By SARAL  Officers  elected  by  acclamation at the annual meeting of the  Community Club were J. Cameron, President; W. Scouler, 1st  Vice President; Alec Gray, 2nd  Vice   President;  The. Secretary  (pro-te_n),   Clara  Lee,   and  the  Treasurer Mrs. Tsobel Goldrup.  Board members are Bert Goldrup,  W. Cameron,   J.  Daly,   R.  Wise;-Frank Lee, George Robinson and George Nachtigale.  It was announced that the bond  issue  has  been   reduced  by   a  further one thousand dollars.  Recent hardy souls braving  the weather tp go to Vancouver  were the Martin Warnocks and,  Jim, DOhand.Jim Cameron, Mrs.  J. Baker and the Thorney ��>un>-,  cans.  Sory to report that Mrs. W.  Newick and Miss Chrissie Cam- r  eron both,suffered.broken bones  as a result of icy conditions.  Hope they won't be long in  mending.  Heard on the radio that, the  Powell River people were very  proud of the fact that their  schools remained open all during  the bad weather.-So did ours!  The school bus was only forced  to stop one day, becaue of hazardous road conditions.  Highway Construction has  come to a full stop until weather  conditions improwe, which the  crew hopes will be very soon.  asms  (Continued from page 1)  Swartz then sang a solo, "Flow  Gently   Sweet   Afton.",   and   an  encore,   "Westering  Home".  Mr. Grover Proulx made  an  outstanding toast 'To the Ladies',  saltily observing that men owed  a lot to them, and he didn't leave  much unsaid  for Mrs.  M.  Gill  to reply to, but she did, briefly  and with blushes.  Mr. Ian MacKinnon, who seemr  ed  to  be doing  himself  proud,  this evening, then blew up his  pipes for  the  sequence  march,  strathpey    and    reel,    "Bonnie  Dundee", "Tse Keel Row", and  "Mrs. MacLeod of Raasay", following which   there were loud  calls for the "Road to the Isles"  for  an encore,  and he obliged,  adding "Father O'Flynn" a tune  seldom heard  on the pipes for  good .measure.  Mrs. D. -Bursey then gave as  solos: "Blue Bell' and "Ye Banks  and Braes", and, to wind up that  par*t of the programme, a gentleman proceeded to the platform  amid shouts of . "Brownie" and  treated the company to "When  the Heather Blooms Like Star  Dust in the Glen", followed by,  "I belong to Glasgow". He didn't sound like the Kelvinside  part of that city.  Chairman Ernie then proposed  the vote of thanks to the performers, to Mrs. M. Freer, acT  companist, to Miss Betty Wood,  convenor, and to the good ladies  who had looked after the supper  arrangements, and it seems fitting at this point to mention that  he himself had done a fine job  too. The gathering then proceeded to the Community Hall for  the dance, by degrees, as many  of the residents entertained  visitors at their homes for a  short  while   after   the   official  supper   Music was provided by Port  Mellon's orchestra, and the lad  with the battery of saxophones  was obviously enjoying himself,  and Mrs. Frew, who was at the  piano, seemed to look at him  with a puzzled expression from  time  to  time   as  she  followed.  MOVED!  Gibson's Taxi  Office  Now  next to  Gibson Electric  PHONE     71  (No Change)  SOLN1K  SHELL SERVICE  Now Is The* Time For  SPRING   REPAIRS  Put Your Car In Shape  For Summer  Driving.  FRANK SOLNIK  Phone 48 C Sechelt  Roberts  Creek P.T.A  -������ SatV'Feb. 13 th  Roberts Creek Hall  If  ADMISSION $1.00  Music  DOOR   PRIZES  him. Finally she lost him, and |-  the next glance showed another  maestro, our Eric Inglis, in our  friend's place, handing it out,  or laying it down, or whatever  saxophonists do when they are  in fettle.  <_5^ "~ LTD.  Phone 33  Gibsons, B.C.  Optometrist  GIBSONS  Phone Gibsons 91  Office     Hours  9:00   a.r_. to 5:00 p,m.  Evenings by Appointment  Why go to Vancouver for  Optical Service?  Inventory's Taken  DON'T MISS OUR  SPECIAL   PRICES  During   Our  YEAR-END    INVENTORY  SPECIALS, including  "HOOVER* Stainless Steel Washing IVla^ine  , Reg. $94,50: Salei Price $75.0<?  f ��� ^  .'���.���,....������.  "VALOR" Convector Kerosene Heater  Reg. $34.50: Sale Price $29.50  ':  ."  Clearance Of  CLOTHING & SHOES  H  ere $  Fun!  Take  Advantage   of   This  Opportunity  For  Real  Values  MURDOCH'S  Marine Supplies  Phone 116  PENDER HARBOUR  DUTCH AUCTION  WESTINGHOUSE    ELECTRIC   RANGE  Regular Price     $259.50  Plus Range Light 17*50  $277.00  Price Reduces 50^ Per Day  LOOK IT OVER AND PLACE YOUR BIDS!  "PORTABLE  ELECTRIC'  DRILL  &  SAW  KIT  ' Reg. $35.00: Sale Price $27.50  a  COLEMAN" Large Circulating Heater  ; Reg. $134.50: Sale Price $99.50  "WESTINGHOUSE INTERNATIONAL" Radio-Phono  Combination Reg. $199.50: Sale Price $149.50  - See These & Many More -  Are Yoii Fully Insured  Net fire insurance losses in Canada 1951 $58,179,726.00  Net fire insurance losses in Canada 1952 $67,133,518.00  Net fire losses in Canada 1953        increased ��� exact! figures not available.  '     . ���        ���       *  Fire���with its horrible shock and devastating loss may never strike at  your home ��� BUT YOU  CANNOT BE CERTAIN.  You can make certain however, that if it does, you have sufficient insurance to re-establish your home.  Consult us today ��� or phone us and we will call at your home, to looli over  your present insurance policies, check rates and discuss your added  insurance needs, if any.  y  Totem Insurance budget plan ���10 months to pay-���if yon need it ��� nor  extra charge ��� makes it possible for you to secure that much needed  insurance NOW. ^  Our'rates are the standard rates set by recognised and safe companies���j  beware of special deals.      ��������� ;:  (>ur Insurance Companies are of the best ��� strong ���safe ��� competitive,  offering the finest in Insurance service.  We are very proud indeed to announce that we have just been appointed  local representatives for this well known company, in addition to our  regular lines:  The Prudential Assurance Company of London, England.  The largest Assurance orgaiwzatidn in the British Commonwealth.  Over   105   years  of  continuous ^cott^ satisfying  insurance service. '������:';;:*;"  V^  TOTEM SERVICE off$g||^ in'your Real  Estate and Insurance  y-y xt��,.-  We have no side lines ~&nb^^ our legitimate5  business ��� we are licensed and" fe Famous .Totem  Service in Real Estate and Insurance,     ��� :."'���'  We are members of the Insurance Agents Association of B.C.  Telephone 44  Gibsons B.C.

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