BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Coast News Dec 17, 1953

Item Metadata


JSON: xcoastnews-1.0173748.json
JSON-LD: xcoastnews-1.0173748-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): xcoastnews-1.0173748-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: xcoastnews-1.0173748-rdf.json
Turtle: xcoastnews-1.0173748-turtle.txt
N-Triples: xcoastnews-1.0173748-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: xcoastnews-1.0173748-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

 agWB_*����ai-!.nwgg_H-BBi-  h*KS_-r V i rv<~* * >"���<���*.  1 *^ny.-:- ���������'?  vic^oriat. is*  ^  Phone your news o^  orders to  Gibsons 4SW  Seventh Year of Publication  Vol. 7 ��� No. 50    Thursday, December 17, 1953 Published in GIBSONS, B.C.     Serving the Sunny Sechelt Peninsula  opKios xmas i-air    Peterson  ea  spngo  The novel idea of a Christmas  Fair appealed to a great number  of people from Port Mellon to  Roberts Creek, and they all found  a great deal of fun by attending  the one at Hopkins Landing, last  Saturday evening.  The Hopkins Hall Auxiliary,  had gone to much work arranging for, organizing and amassing  the material for the event. Toys  were made by the men of the  area; cooking and sewing, excellent in hoth quantity and quality, and games of all kinds were  all to be enjoyed.  Mrs. Blain held sway at the  cosmetics counter; Mrs. Laird  and Mrs. P. Johnson were in  charge of the Home Cooking  stall; Mrs. LaFond sold games  and. novelties; Stevie Littlejohn  managed the Fishpond; Mr. La^-  Fohd and Mr. Chippendale were  in charge of those specially made  Toys; Mr, Lissiman managed the  String and Ring game, while  George Hopkins was back of the  novel dart game of throwing at  balloons. Mrs. Little Johns and  Mrs, Lissiman saw to the refreshments.  One series of draws was made  by Mrs. Wynne Stewart from  'Gibsons, resulting in her own  ticket winning Mrs. Johnson's  marvellous cake. She did draw  other names, too, however, since  Mrs. Chippenedale won a beautiful, fully dressed doll, Harry Rie-  chelt a sack pf potatoes; Ray Dun-,  can aVhOx; 6�� .Cosmetics, and H.  E. Wilson/;;aty|?^^yEJ^hant> and  yv.:the';s'_i^i-;iS^^ii6||^_/:��� \y;;-:-:,r ;  x^^^^^y^^-^^^^^^^^  --Service to make more draws.  Mrs. Lissiman's Satin cushion  went to little Susan Butler from  ... Roberts Creek; Mrs. Fulton won  the Lamp given by Harold Wilson. ��� "i;''.'  All these activities were followed by dancing to the music of  a piano and an accordion. Everyone enjoyed this part of the evening,  too.  Many comments were heard on  the effective. novelty of the de-  coratioins in the Hall, as well as  the excellence of all the product-  sold and served.        u  The funds raised by this evening's fun will go towards the  Children's Christmas Party, the  Sunday School, and the maintenance of the Community Hail,  which is in need of certain repair, because of its long years  ���   of disuse.   -,  ummond Elected    Village OomnifSslGii  Electors in Gibsons turned out  in the biggest numbers for years  in last Saturday's vote for Commissioners. Rough calculation  shows approximately seventy percent of the local resident voters  were out to mark their ballots,  iaccording to R. Burns, Returning  Officer.  Four contenders for the two  seats were "Wally Peterson, Motel  operator; James Drummond, General Merchant; Walter Boucher,  Banker (retired) and Harold  Fearri,  Fisherman;  A count of votes showed Wally  'Peterson leading with 121, James  Drummond a close second with  112, Walter Boucher with 95 and  Harold  Fearn   84.  Of the 215 ballots cast, only  one  was   spoiled.  The new commission has many  problems to meet, some new and  a few left hanging from the past  season's sittings.  Bert Cole acted as Clerk for  Mr. Burns.  Burglary At  Pender Post Office  The Irvine's Landi|�� Post Office at Pender Harbour was  broken into on Friday night, entry having been made by way of  m, smashed window-  Money Orders, cash and Unemployment Insurance Stamps, and  a   quantityf^f JPostage v^tainps  items missing from the building.  These were kept in a heavy "lock  Cupboard".  Cpl. Cummins of the RCMP,  Sechelt, is investigating, and reports one suspect held for questioning. A watch was being kept  at the Ferry Wharf  at   Gibsons.  Post Office Inspector Stanley  reports that the Post Master, Mr.  Potts, who is well known up and  down the Sechelt Peninsula, has  been extremely helpful in the investigation.  The RCMP Cpl. Cumming.  reports that two men have been  charged with breaking and entering, and are being held in  custody pending triel.  They are Ronteld Stanley  Wray and Gordon Webster  Cochran, both of Pender Harbour.  Five Men lost  WJ&J!&:~ m Marine Tragedy  A Christmas Party of the Headland Unit VON was held at the  home of Miss F. Grant on Dec.  Hth. Business was.brief, but members extended their sympathy to  Mr. Dawson in his bereavement.  Also to Mr. and Mrs. Turner in  the loss of their home, and a  small tangible gift sent to them.  Christmas decorations and tree  gave everyone the ''���" Christmas  spirit, with Nurse Godwiid acting  as Santa in giving out the pretty  parcels. Games followed, then the  siinging of Carols, Refreshments  brought a happy afternoon to a  close ypth the Members, -extending ���: their Christmas Greetings tp  phe many Friends' -who^ have patronized . their Teas and Sales  through the year..      ;:  PAPER ONE DAY  S3ARLY NEXT WEEK  Next week's Coast News will  be  out on  Wedfrie^day.   Many  items  necessarily   omitted   this  week wall be found there. Watch  for our Christmas issue.  iSkipper arid Chief Engineer  Recovering at St. Mary's  The tug, C.P. York, foundered  on a reef off Thormanby Island  very early last Friday morning!  While her crew were vainly trying to "launch lifeboats, the barge  in tow overran the stricken tug  and crushed in the wheelhouse,  and threw the men into the sea.  Captain Johns6n> who managed  to hold a flashlight in his hand,  was picked up by the tug *M & L'  one of the vessels which converged on the area in answer to  the-C.P. York's distress call. He  was taken to Secret Cove; and  from there by car to St. Mary's  Hospital. There he is recovering  from- shock and exposure.  Roberts and MarshaJIs  Find MacDonald  Yolana Roberts and her bro-.  ���ther Lee, of Nelson Island, with  Art Marshall and his wife, having heard of the foundering of  the tug, walked along the beach  towards a white object they could  see.  At the final meeting of the  year all commissioners were  present in the Municipal Hall  at Gibsons, with J.i'Drummond  ���in the Chair. ��  In View of the non-co-operation from the Deptiv of Public  Works iand the Premier's office  ing with a representative of the  in Victoria in arranging a meet-  Commission, -or even replying  to correspondence oh the matter  it was resolved thafr the board  of Commitesioners deplore! the  lack of attention of the Govt.  Departments to a matter of Public Importance, arid Ithe absence  of reasonable courtesy and cooperation in dealing* with local  governing bodies.     ;  A copy of this resolution is  to be forwarded to Mr. Tony  Gargrave, MLA.  Correspondence from Dugald  Donaghy relative to flooding of  certain ������ Village properties was  filed. Letters on the same subject re Block 31, D.L. 685, were  to be sent to Mrs. Woodbury  and Mrs. Harrison, -stating that  the ditching done had lowered  'the water level during flood  conditions. A further examination) is to be mlade. ^  Accounts approved for pay-  iment amounted to J��726.14.  The  following  permits" were  . 'approved:   For  seplic  tank   in-  v \sta_hationy Murdo s|ewart,   and  ,;'. building a chimneyjfDal Triggss,  A lejakin the iw|oden water  k,.iiio&i^^ ;rev'  S-;P*fedi^����ie^^ ���  (condition    in    the ..area    which  iseems to contribute to the rapid  rusting of the reinforcing wire  of the mains.  Regarding roads, some ditching has been -done, and a little  gravelling, but more should be  done. Commission , (approved a  further expenditure of $175.00  at this time.  Re Finance, Mr. Boucher reported a smaller cash-on-hand  balance this year than last.  A report of the election of  commissioners was given, ; as  follow_: Five men were nominated, one- of whom withdrew  immediately.  Of the four, the ballot count  showed W. Boucher, 95 votes,  J, Drummond, 112, H. Fearn,  84, and W. Peterson, 121.  Total ballots used, 2_5, one  isppileid!. The .vote represented ,  about 37 percent; of the total  voter's list, but since over two  hundred of these are non-res-  fcde/nty the Resultant nrumber*  easily available had voted about  55 percent.  The new Commissioners are  Peterson and Drummond, for a  two year term.  The first Board meeting of  the New Year will be on Mon.  -evening,  Jan.   4th.  They found Chief Engineer  Bill MacDonald huddled on the  beach, too 'rumhod by his Ions  hours of exposure and cold to  move further. They were able to  move him-to St. Mary's hospital  in a small boat through the still  heavy seas. There, he was roomed  with his Skipper^.and is recover-  ing. "with him from the terrifying  ordeal.  The bodies of three of the  crewmen. Reino J\?vi of 3575 W.  16th. Fred Crutchley (mate) of  Columbia Hotel, and Sid Curzon  (cook) of 1115 West Pender,  have been   recovered.  Two other members are still  missing, Dick Moore, a deckhand  from Alberta and Thorston Sven-  son, also a deckhand of 4025  Puget  Drive.  w.j. borrie:  GOOD BUSINESS KEYNOTE  Members of the Gibsons and District Board of Trade, witlr  guests from Pender Harbour, Secehelit iand Port Mellon, entertained at dinner on Monday evening last, the President of tl&?  Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Mr. W.J. Borrie, and his Executive Secretary, Mr. Bantock of Vancouver and Toronto.  C of C President Introduced ^  Tom Larson of the Bank of  Montreal in Gibsons introduced  Mr. Borrie, describing him as  a native of B.C. who had started  his business life as an employee  in the Comptrollers office" int  Vancouver. Decorated overseas  during the first World War, he  had received the Military Medal.  Retired from the services, Mr.  Borrie had taken a salesman's  course, and was employed with  Pembertons, which firm he now  heads. .  He has been active throughout  Canada, in business. Now the  President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, he is an activ  director of the PNE a pas pres^  ident of the Vancouver Board  of Trade, a past Vice President  of the Canadian Chamber of  Commerce. He is also a member of the joint Canadian- US  committee. maintained by that  body to further better business  relations between the two nations. Mr. Borrie had also served  _s head of the Investment Dealer' Association and as heac?  of the Victory Loan campaign.  Borrie No Pessimist  . /^^^yBbrrie-'r4he%  commented   upon  having   been  in this country many years ago,  and   that  there  certainly  were  ���many  changes  since that time.  He would first like to correct  ah impression given by the Eastern Press that he was a pessimist. He does not lack faith in  British   Columbia.  Today's economy, he said, was  Comp'licated by many factors,  all of which must be recognized,  if one was to have a balanced  picture, to foe .realistic.  One must not ignore the fact  that there was a definite downturn of business in the USA.  Canda need not be greatly affected by it at present. Should  this slackening in the US be  protracted, then there might  be a cause for a slump in Canada.  . The; world situation must ^be  carefully regarded. Sterling business is greater than dollar business.  Instead Of expecting a continuation of a boom,, or looking for a depressin, the present  should be regarded as a period  of good business.  The Manchester Guardian had  quoted an eminent Australian  economist whose view was that  US business was due to lessen  somewhat. Mr. Howe, of Canada believes that Canada's future is bright, and Sir Winston  Churchill expresses himself as  'optimistic for  Canada'.  The advice in Dr. Shindler's  book om the subject "to Keep  the outlook as pleasant and  .cheerful as possible'! is worth  taking.  Optimism  Fundamentally, the reasons  for optimism are these, 1, In  the field of Invention, Canada  hap plenty of genius. 2. Her  population is steadily increasing  making greater home markets,  a plus factor in Canadian! business. 3. Natural resources a-  bound. Canada is approaching  the point where shs can well  exploit some of them.  4. The two activities necessary"  now "are the Defense and the *  Development of Canada. The -  Defense progam of the1 preseoi. ;  accounts for about six percent  of the total business increase..  Business must keep foirwardr-  looking and- forward-acting.  - Compfeti'tiyieylndustty : creates?  not only problems, but opportunities. Both must be regarded  in the over-all picture.  1953 was a big year in ���&���>-  producitjion be&ng  between- 24J-  )and  25   billions.   The  greatest  pre-war year produced betwe__s.>.  5  and  7   billions  overall,  Canadian investment in Canada w&gi-  jmcreasing.  The  disposable Income was greater, having riserr  froni 3.8 billions pre-war to 15  billions now.  Mr. Borrie referrd to ffi"_s  Westinghouse-sponsored meetings  in Quebec, looking at the Can__._-  of tomorrow. He spoke of Stag*  results of the talks and discussions as being highly inspirational.  Should business in 1954 drop-'  off even as much as ten percent^  it would stiill be Good business-..;  As to the power of Govern- '  ment in. Finance, he said, shoulcf  business fall into any big pothole, there were plenty of methods of recovery available. There  was not the slightest reason* to-  feel pessimistic.  B of T and Government  He   feels   that   the   business-"  people of Canada should assestfc  themselves to keep Canada moving ahead. The Boards of Trade  ar doing a good job in promoting business progress.  LocaHyv .  provincially,     and     nationally;-,  communicationi    with    goveaasr-  ments is being maintained- snS^l  recommendations made at evrery-  level.  On the International lew! free?  trade  is  beting  sought,   and it'.  other nations show a willingness ���-..  to  implement the same,  miicb-i  v$&l  have] been  accomplishecl:  for world-wide business.  Meantime,  tlie  Cha_nfce_r c^r  Commerce  is  promoting better/" ���  Canadian-US business relations  It is also urging the centimsatiooK  of the1 program of Defense.  It  has  focused  attention, on-  how  the Communist works, in:ani effort to promote defense against:  him.  More Next Week. ���#-:  The Coast News Thursday, December 17, 1953  ;;  . V-.    Member B.C. Weekly Newspaper Advertising Bureau  ;' :v: yl -y SAMUEL   NUTTER,   Publisher  -   -yy.' DO WORTMAN,  Editor  .  y ��� J" (Established 1945)  Published by Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd.  : y.t Published every Thursday at Gibsons, B.C.  Authorized as second  class mail,   Post  Office  Department,   Ottawa.  Rates of Subscription: 12 mos. $2.00; 6 mos. $1.25; 3 mos. 75c.  5c per copy. United States and Foreign, $2;50 per year.  Phone Gibsons 45W  Box 128 Gibsons  British .Columbia.  it  ilonal5  \w Commission  The Commission of the Villiag-e of Gibsons has on opportunity to make history for itself. Although only one new com-  issioner has been elected, and the previous Chairman of the  Commission has been returned to officce, a completely new  term is beginning-.  P With the, help of those members already on the board,  and the addition ..of the one with the longest experience, the  fresh outlook of the new member may be just the tonic the  commission, needs.   .  ���'. Fresh .impetus, to the advance with the .times, to leave  old strides .behind, and to be just a mite venturesome in keeping li��e in the. Village will perhaps result from Saturday's  flection.   ���. ���������,���-���  This Pre-  It   is  a   pleasant  thing .-to   see  the   streets,   business   places; and,  =homes of our Sunhine Coast gradually     donning'".. holiday:    attire.  Window      decorations,       colored  lights    and     Christmas  ^wreaths >;;-  blossom,   a   few    here,    another  there, until each little.community  glows w.ith  the general  effect.-  *' Of course we know that there  is1, in most case's-,'"a slightly, co.m-  rnercia] flavour to" the garlanding,  bnit we all enjoy it; nevertheless. ;  Pertiaps were:it not for this very'  feature, the custom, on the main  thoroughfares at least, might fade  lBito the limbo '6f forgotten things. ^  This ,woiild be a real loss to many,  since  the ' commercial   decoration  is often the only one that many ..  people see.  The custom of wreaths and decorations at this time of year is  very, very old, and one that needed but slight modification to be  adapted to the use of the Christian observances. Feasting and  song, too, are a part of the .older  rituals. Perhaps because df -this  yer(y age, the custom -..-.'maintains  ' its1;?universal;- appeal;     ~ " ���'  Regardless of the reasons behind today's decorative displays,  we still feel a youthful joy at the  lighting of the first tree light,  the snipping of the sprig of holly.  While' these holiday garments  clothe our communities, and  while-: the ancient music rings  out over the wintry air, there is  still to be felt a spirit of "Peace  towards  Men of  Good  Will".  For this reason alone, we sincerely hope the custom lives  always.      '  OUTOF-TOWNERS   OBTAIN   BANKING   SERVICE  ! BY   MAIL  / Many rural residents of this district have the mailman do  their banking for them at the Bank of Montreal. By this practice, they save themselves both time and trouble,  Tne service is fast, too. Deposits and instructions received  \ at the bank through the mails receive prompt attention. Every  ' {lay, beforeI the bank opens, the staff of Gibsons and Sechelt  B of M are busy dealing with the business received by the first  post.       .'���'"���'  Anyone desiring more information about this service  should write to, or visit, Tom Larson, manager of the B of M's  local branch. He will gladly provide a leaflet about banking by  mail, as well as answer any specific questions.  ���eel  lew Fire True!  dents of the area for their financial  support,    and     assure  them  that  a  careful record y is  kept of  all   receipts   and   expenditures.%  THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC HEALTH  CLINICS WILL: BE CANCELLED  FOR THE REMAINDER OF DECEMBER  Mr. Fred Mills, Fire Chief of  Sechelt Volunteer Fire Brigade,  had the pleasure of driving the  new fire truck from Haney to  Sechelt. He was authorized by  the Board of Trade and the Fire  Brigade to go to Haney to see  the truck, which was for sale,  and if it was adequate for Sechelt, to bring it back.  The truck is equipped with a  pump which has. a capacity of 500  gallons of water ' per ' minute.  Other equipment are nozzles of  various sizes, which the Fire Department did not have previously,  and fire fighting chemicals. The  truck can carry ladders, first aid  equipment, and the resuscitator,  which the Department has had'  for some time. This truck can be  used where there are fire hydrants, and its tank holds 200  gallons   of  water.  The other truck, which the volunteer firemen have been rebuilding for a fire truck, has a tank  with capacity of 650 gallons of  water. Both trucks will go out to  fires, and the water carried  should prove sufficient to fight  fire where there is no hydrant or  water   pressure.  The   fire   truck   also   carries   a  portable    "Idajax"    pump,    which  can be placed on the seashore to  pump water for' fighting fires on  the   waterfront.   Local   residents,  knowing what the two trucks can:  do, will feel safer in case of fire,  particularly   those   who   are   not'  near  hydrants or where there is  no  water  pressure.  - Much  credit  is  due  to  all  our  firemen,    especially    Mr.    Harry  Billingsley and Mr.  Len Stanton,  who . have   put in  so  much  time  during their leisure hours on the  building  of   the  new  truck.   Tjie  firemen are grateful to Mr.  Reg. ���  Jackson  for the use  of his  Garage and welding equipment,  and  they thank  Mr.  Jack Nelson  for  the use of Ms cutting torch and  equipment,  and   acetylene, .while  they were constructing the water *  tank  for. the truck.  The   firemen   thank   the   resi--  Mrs. Dawson Passes  MRS.   DAWSON  OF GOWER  POINT DIES IN SLEEP  On Tuesday night, Dec. 8, 1953  or early Wednesday morning,  Mrs. Emily Dawson passed away  quietly in her sleep. She is survived by her husband, F. William.  Only seventy-four years of age,  Mrs. Dawson 'Pat' to many  friends,, was very active in many-  phases of community life until  the last few weeks. Suffering  from a heart condition, she had  been confined to bed for a time.  The Red Cross, the CNIB, the  Anglican Church and W.A., ..the  Hospital, and any other activity  that seemed in need of her help,  were all a part of life to Mrs.  Dawson. Not only Gower Point,  but Gibsons and surrounding  neighborhoods, will feel her ab-  sence  keenly.)  Mr. Dawson has acceeded to  his wife's request that there be  no funeral service in the accepted sense. Her body was removed  to the Vancouver Crematorium,  by Graham Funeral Directors,  and a brief service held there by  the   Rev.   H. ,.U.   Oswald.  Sunday morning's service at the  Anglican Church was ��� in her  'memory.        .  $$r. ���\. fig��., ��� ������;.?&.���  SHELL SERVICE  FOR  WINTER   LUBRICANTS  BATTERIES  CHAINS  SHELL   ANTI-FREEZE  Phone 48  C Sechelt I  We Garry a Good Varietyrof y":;  RADIOS & RECORD PLAYERS  New and Used'  Toasters & Other Appliances  Tiown prices mm include service  RICHTER'S RADIO]: ������..;  Phone 25 J Sechelt  This advertisement is not published or displayed by  the Liquor Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.  IT'S MURDOCH'S  For Xmas Shopping  TOYS ��� DOLLS ��� GAMES  FOR ALL AGES  FANCY' NEW ,     . /.'. WtgjSf^  GIFT WRAPPING'"���!/  i    ."V      CHRISTMAS   DECORATIONS GALORE  HOLIDAY CANDIES and CONFECTIONS  This Year We're Featuring  L__-_-__-   Til__t-__YS  ���>*^_J^#_^��B_B ���       . ���  mmw mm__m_.__. B +&  Raised On The "Sunshine Coast"  Murdoch $ Marine Supplies  Phone 116 Pender Harbour  Western Canada  from EATO N:'$ll The Gibsons Volunteer Fire  Brigade attended the fire at  Turner's home Friday, Dec. 4th.  They report the fire completely  out of control on arrival. The  situation was complicated by lack  of water pressure. The house was  a total loss. Some furniture was  saved. A minimum of insurance,  and .not   full   coverage   as   was  understood, was carried on the  place.  ,Sunday, Dec. 6th, answered a  fire-call to Granthams. No fire  could  be   located.  In regard to a Merry Christmas,  please have, all the fun you can,  but be wise in the matter of trees  and decorations: Remember that  Christmas trees are highly inflammable. Remember also to he  careful of overloading the wiring  circuits with additional lighting  and tree lights. Overloaded circuits can cause fires. Fires make  un-merry Xmasses.  The Entertainment committee  of the Smokie Stovers Club wishes  to contact all possible clubs, societies and agencies in the matter of holding one big benefit  dance .for the Turners. They  would like to hear from as many  as   possible.   "*  isenl Friends  Thursday, December 17, 1953        The  Coast News  Fourth in the Series of  "Teacher"  Biographies  Omitting embarrassing- factors,  of info, we can collect the remains into a somewhat offensive  and excusive setting, for one of  our most enthusiastic and synv-  pathetic English teachers, Mr.  Leser -R.  Peterson.  Mr. Peterson, was born in  Rivers Inlet,  300  miles up coast  ..v   :  from Vancouver, and took all his  elementary'-and, high schooling in  Gibsons!; From "here he continued  education 'at" ��� Vancouver Normal  School, and UBC; at UB.C.gaining  his B.A. and B.Ed,  degrees.  Before 'he started teaching he  began a r'uh': bfr: different, jobs  starting with fishing and logging  and :ending with different posi-  tions iri Port Mellon mill.  Mr;: -Peterson's, first teaching  Job was in Matsqui, in the Fraser  Valley, then, to Sechelt,. to await  the opening of Elphinstone. He  teaches English,yvgroups nine to  twelve;: some Social Studies, and  Effective Living: ���  ;.'Mr. Peterson, also sponsors the  Newspaper Club, Badminton Club  and House A, and has-done much  in the forming of the Glee and  Orchestra  Clubs.  His   ambition . is ��� to   become  a  writer. ��� If  at  any time, you  may  visit   Elphinstone,   and''see* tearing   toward ;ybu,: a  figure  somewhat   resembling   a   cyclone,   pay  no attention,  it's  our "husy ^bustling, .friendly,    English    teacher,  breaking the school rules, of running in the halls. ��� .  .......   School Helps Fire Victims  v Elphinstone' Schopf lost no time  in. offering to help the Turners  after the loss of their.y home.  Within an hour of the fire, an  emergency campaign was under  way, and a contribution made to  ���the family the same day.y  JUNIOR BOY'S  SPORTS ;  By George Slinri  ; Two. weeks ago I was com-  ���'plaining about Junior Boys'* Bas-  ���ketball schedule , arid ; yesterday  :Mr. Clark informed us that there  will be a game in the afternoon,  for the Juniors, on January- 8th,  with Squamish. There will also  be the senior games but these  will be in the evening.  House   league   basketball   will  be  starting  soon   at  noon  hours  and it loks like House "A" will  be'.top competitor.  SENIOR BOY'S SPORTS  By "NICK"  The    Senior    Boys'    basketball  team has been idle this past week  but will resume action again soon.  House basketball will start after  Christmas   with   the    senior    rep  players   acting   as    coaches   and  refs. .-.�����"������  The Port Mellon Boxing Club  is in operation again and anyone  in Gibsons and vicinity who is  interested in the sport is welcome  to attend.  COUNCIL VIEWS  By Warren McKibbin J.  There will be a school'party on  December:. 18 :in the school gym.  Junior Par^y, 7-9; Senior Party,  9-11:30.'  'Refreshments will Ibe served by  the three joint PTA's. .  ��� The' buses .leayee-Secheit at  .6:30 for1 Juniors; 8:JKt"Seniors.  There will; be one bus .for:;both  Juniors and Seniors from v:- Port  Mellon,  leaving  at > 6:15.  The deadline for. invitations' is  December 11 for Grades 10, 11  and 12. ���      .  Fifty small 4". crests are on  order. ...  The   council   gave   a   ��25   subscription;   to ' the   Turners, ' added  to   the   staff's   donation    to    the  fund.   .;.���'������'  ���GENERAL ' NEWS  /  The showcase is now adorned  with- the ��� prize photographs of  our Mr. Cressweli. The pictures  portray his personality; it is as  patient a one as he has around  the school.  Another Mixer was held in the>  gym Friday, Dec. 4th.  W. McFaddetv D.O.  Optometrist  GIBSONS  Phone  Gibsons 91  Office     Hours  9:00   a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evenings by Appointment  Why go tp Vancouver for  Optical Service?  r-BY P.W.  In the midst of festivities of  Christmas and New Year, we  shall think of our absent friends,  many miles away, maybe celebrating a White Christmas, or maybe  a Christmas in the warm sunshine.  Mrs. Sydney McKay, who has  been staying with her brother  since leaving Selma Park, will be  at 44 Anglesey Blvd., Toronto 18.  The Noel Slaters and Peter are  now settled into their new home  at Sayward, Vancouver Island  ' Mr. A. H. Innes, of 'Wildwood',  who has been in Vancouver for  some weeks now, will probably  be with his sister and her husband, the Charles Mannerings, at  120-2nd Street, New Westminster.  It will probably be a White  Christmas for Mr. arid Mrs. Joe  Keltos at Terrace, and for Constable Nick Hyrushk, RCMP, who  was - recently transferred to  Prince George.  Miss Anne Baker, nurse-in-  charge, VON in Trail, will not be  home to Burnaby for the holiday  season. Hope she has no emergency calls on Christmas Day.  Miss Isabel Angus, former  VON nurse here, and whose address is 500 Rushton Road, Tor-  onto, may spend Christinas with  her brother and family who live  in that city, if she is not on duty  at. the   Sick   Children's  Hospital.  Mrs. Frank Wilkns and her  boys are with hei parents in  Ebert, Ontario.  Mr. and Mrs..Don Caldwell and  family left by air for .California,  where they will spend the holiday  season with Mrs. Caldwell's parents,  Mr/ and Mrs; H.  S.  Yates, .  (SCHOOL REPORT  CORRECTIO.I?        v  ��� It was. reported last week  that a wave of pilfering was occurring in. one. of the schools..  The school. concerned , was hot  the Gibsons:Elementary, but the  Sechelt Elementary. This has  beehi drawn to' our attention by  the Principal concered, arid the  error dh making the report is  Regretted by the School Board  Public Relations Correspondent.  FOR MEN  ���      610 0R LITTLE  'THE GIFT" FOR CHRISTMAS  DRESS & SPORT SHIRTS,  .    WOOL SHIRTS $4.50 lip  MEN'S DRESSING-GOWNS       ���\  '������������ i- '-���> - v    <>..���.  SLACKS ��� SHOES ������"���'"'  TIES & SOCKS  AND MANY OTHER ITEMS  ���_*>  The Tasella  ��� ���:    A  Canadian Whisky  distinguished for its  smooth  light taste  EXPORT  CANADIAN WHISKY  t��| (A��JUUAM   _0��ll>��->t*l  1  IT  r_n  Phone 29 J  Sechelt  vemaafam W/itify  THE BRITISH COLUMBIA DISTtlLEBV ��0. LTD  new   WI��_INITI*.-*'.C.  S-4  This advertisement  is not published or displayed b/  the. Liquor Control Board or by the  Government of British Columbia, j  1150 East Franklin, Pomona,  California. That is one family  who should have a Christmas in  the  sunshine.  Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Prendergast  and family will be looking for  Santa Claus at 1595 East 20th  Avenue, Vancouver.  Christmas will find Father E.  O'Dwyer at Whalley, B.C.; Rev.  Father Shea will be at Mission,  B.C.,   and   Father   E.   Baxter,   at  Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.  Wilfred Nestman, who was home  on furlough, is away again and  will spend the holiday with the  RCAF, Sydney, Nova Scotia.  Mr. and Mrs. Peter Watts and  family will enjoy the holiday season at Hope, B.C., which will be  somewhat different to being at  Clowholm  Falls.  Wherever they are, their  friends will be thinking of them.  yyw*^ajg$&  CBUT  CHAnneLC  ��//mcou__n.  .-'. -��� t<:' ''*' *'':."- :C*': \'?^'i '����� ���;  ..';r-f>. :���-���;:���." :,'���������'��������� ^-:::f.:: -n-V,     ��� ���'���;���/*; i  '���'- '.-'J ���'/���.'.^'---:���..���������?��������� .y-<������.���->��>*-v.*-- "������'���*.'.������.'���'    -      ������������"'-'.*������  ''���  -. '������'&>:��������������� :v '������������' ��� ���'���'���'��� '���'������'������'..V"'' "'���'       ' .-"v^ '.  -.���.���������.������.v-s...-..j-flfv-....-.v-.-"^->- '.-. ,..-;--"-���; ..���r-->.,^<-:^v  ���~ -������**���  : .-..-  .;.    ..-.-i     ���  '   -*l   ,:��������� ������-���-r^r\.-  v.-;. ,��� ���*..-���>.; " I--".'  !-,;<_.'-<    ���_.-���    -.f'.���*���: ./.r.-iV-'-:.>'".-=:     ������'.'���'.:'    '."   '  .^, y-m^ym^^^ntmA  - ;'���������'-.yyy^-yv?y^iy-y^^yyfy'^-.��� ^y^yr\  >v -���:-!-.;"��� .'���.-.-���M'r^/Y-.. -r---..---^-xx--^''-':--'1-- -^ ^  &&yy6tifc-$ewsfa  CMmiM Bk0/kt>  m .-*£
The Coast News   Thursday, December 17, 1953
In Magistrate Johnston's court
_his past week, three juveniles
were fouod delinquent in that
_3_ery had taken a car without the
consent of the owner, and had
sstolen soft drinks from the Vil-
2agfe   Coffee  Shop   and  from   the
Bowling Alley.
The three have been placed in
charge of probation officers appointed by the Court, must be at
home by ten o'clock every evening, and are on probation for one
year. Restitution for damage to
the car and the return of the soft
drinks was made by the  parents
of these children.
Madeline Henderson of Sechelt
was found guilty of having in her
possession,    in    contravention   of
the Liquor Act, a large quantity
of wine not sealed by the Liquor
Control Board of B.C. There were
7 gallons of brew and 11 bottles
of the wine in different stages of
fermentation,    which    were    forfeited   to   the   Crown.   A  fine   of
fifty   dollars   and   costs   was   imposed
The two juveniles, of eleven
and fourteen years, who stole a
quantity of groceries and canned
doift miss a thing in
Wcit (Boast yXzws
Please return your \"-^:*
billing notice with |
y our premium /-.}
payment directly to
SERVICE, Pa rib- /
ment B u i I d i -n g's , xf
Victoria, B. C, or
make / p ay ment
through your local
B.C.H.I.S. Office of
Government Agent.       lv
_t*10 *_a* • . •
/brings? aefiof
goods, and a part of a wedding
cake „( as being readied for a reception) from the home of D.
MacLean of Gibsons, were released to the control of their
parents after one month's probation. Restitutioin had been made
for the stolen items.
Jennie and Albert Erickson
had their voluntary interdiction
revoked. Peter Girard Trower, of
Port Mellon was fined ten dollars
and costs for being in a state of
intoxication in a public place
near Gibsons. He was ordered interdicted.
The   Arrow  Transfer  Company
of Vancouver paid a fine of ten
dollars   and   costs   for   driving   a
truck   on   the   Sechelt   Highway
which   was     not     covered   by   a
license   to   operate   in   B.C.   Mr.
Charles,   representing   the   Arrow
Transfer, satisfied the court that
this was due to an oversight and
had been remedied in the interim.
Sohen   Singh   of   Duncan   and
Charles  Dixon Foster of  Grande
Prairie each paid a fine of fifteen
dollars   and   costs   for' exceeding
the speed limit near Davis Bay.
- Dareir   Chambers    of    Sechelt,
found guilty of operating his car
without    liability, insurance    (he
being a minor), Was fined $25.00
and costs.
Paul Ingvan Lundren of Wilson Creek, was fined $150.00 and
costs and prohibited from driving
in Canada for three months,
when convicted of drunken driving.
.■** '.-. -'
We Have A Nice Selection
From $14.95 —- Sizes 9 to 44
And For Evening — Fashion's Latest
A Selected Few Formal Dresses.
A Lovely Stock of Dainty Slips.
And Sweaters — Sweaters — Sweaters
Phone 35 GIBSONS Bal's Block
X . '                           ■■■-•'■«
i For Those Last
| Items For The
Notice ; of; Intention to Apply■ to
• ■'-'-''  ;.-'Pu_JcH'__e;''';taha-V
Ire the Land Recording District of New Westminster, B.C..
and situate at Blind Bay, Jervis
Take Notice that David J.
Charman of Hai-dy Island, .B.C.,
occup_$ioh| ^^heir-Tiah, <in tends
to apply for permission to purchase the fallowing Island: ^Commencing atl ;a post planted 900
feet N.E. -from Government
Float on Cleo Island, thence N.
E. by N. 800 feet, thence E. 150
feet, thence S. by W. 600 feet,
thence W. by N. 600 feet, and
containing four .acres more or
less. The purpose for which the
land is required is for a home-
site. '   , .
Dated December 8th, 1953.
"David John Charman"
Vol. 8 No. 2
"PHILISHAVE" .  ., .
ELECTRIC RAZORS'..:;v.^.&% $29.95
Soft-Furred Stuffed Toys:
Chris^^lJpods 7       •-■■■■■■---- '*■•;'■      .y-;;:7--'
Party "Mixers'' All Kinds
«    Phone 39
"Personal Service Always'
Extra Trip:
Leaves  Sechelt,  5:45 p.m.
Leaves .VancVer, 7:30 p.m.
Christinas Day
Ly. SechelV^ md 9 a.m.
Lsy.; Vanc.#:30 a.m. &
■•.>■.*•>.,-.■■  :      X.:30 p.m.
Extra Trip
Leave Sechelt 5:45 p.m.
Leaves Vane. 7:30 p.m.
(Same as regular Friday Service)
Leaves Sechelt, 6:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m.
Leave Vane. 7:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Extra Trip
Leaves Sechelt, 5:45 p.m.
Leaves Vancouver, 7:30 p.m.
Regular Service
■ •;;**.".->-
>JExtra Trip
Leaves Port Mellon
6:15 .jnm.
>'.<r Mil MiiU'hi  WM  i  flcase return yoiir  billing nofice with  y o u r p re miuhv  payment directly to  B.G, HOSPITAL  IN SURA N C _  SERVICE, Parliament Bui I dings,  Victoria, B, C.> or  make payment  through your local  B.C.H.I.S. Office or  Government Agent.  Helen Thorburn, Commercial  League got her sixth star for 260,  and is now even with Andy Les-  le, who has six stars. Other star  bowlers for the week were, Doris  Rusk, 257, Ladies League; J.  Robertson, Port Mellon Mixed for  256. The Commercial League,  Jackie Nestman for 261, and Don  Caldwell for 251. Sports Club  Betty Berry, 255 and Pio Batistig  286. The Ball? and Chain had  three stars, Mickie Coe 257, Bert  Sim 274, and Ray Delong 281.  Ten  Pin  League:  Orv   Moscip   540    (19 6)   Chevrons   2196,  Nelson  32  points.  Ladies League:  Doris Rus-k 620  (257), Pin Ups  2417  and  34  points.  Commercial League:  Andy  Leslie  617, Jackie Nestman   261,   Helen   Thorburn   616  (260),   Peninsula  Bid.   2525   and  36  points.  Sports Club:  Betty   Berry    617 '(255),   Pio  Batistig   286,   S.   Mackenzie   632,  Pin   Heads   2499,   Holey   Rollers  32,  Polecats 3190, Centers  30?  Ball and Chain:  Bell Lunn 558 (236), Bert Sim  638       (274),       Skyhighs      2690,,  Crackpots   31   points.  Gibsons Mixed: '  Daisy Bailey 599 (267), D.  Malmas 630, R. Godfrey 245,  Danalogi's 2666, Graysons 31  points.  CARD OF THANKS  I wish to thank iall my friends  for their support in the election,  for Commissioner  in  Gibsons.  All I can say is: I will do my  best to help better our Community.  Wally Peterson. Advt.  Thursday, December 17, 1953      The Coast News  V'  IF CHOOSING A GIFT IS A  BIT OF A PROBLEM ��� ���  -V   SOLVE I* THIS WAY  One������  tk  From  Gibsons Building Supplies Ltd.  Gibsons 53  I.:  1   Late Shopping Specials  I    just SIX More Days  m  <m  %��.  s  on.  'TENN' Fishing Reel $13.95  Ship's Wheel Barometer $12.25  Matched Set of ^rwin" Wood Bits  In Wooden Box $11.95  Electric Soldering Iron $3.15  "Flint" Deluxe Hand Beater,  Stainless Steel, Nylon  Gears, $6.95  Food Mixers "Mix Master Jr. $29.95  Food Mixers "Hamilton Beach" Jr. $26.95  "Songster" Budgie Cage $9.95  "Comet" Roller Bearing Y        -  Wooden Wagon $9.95  "Miller-Falls^ Ratchet Drill $4.95  Climbing & Sparking Bulldozer  (Heavy Built Rubber Track) $6.25  "Werlich" Flexible Sled $4.60  Junior Record Player  With One Record ���"���   $12.95  "Fairyland" Kleaning Kit                  $1.59  Toy Electric Range $3.70  Doll Pram $7.25  Phone 33  LTD.  Gibsons, B.C.  Dec. 20 ��� Listerii to station  CHUB 5 to 6 ��� special Sunshine  Coast program.  Dec. 21 ��� United Church  Hall- 8 p.m. Xmas Carol Festival- iall welcome.  Dec. 25 ��� Merry Christmas  to you one arid all.  Dec.  26 ��� School Hall Gib-  , jsons Special Dance lets all  go  ito   this  one.   Get   your   tickets  e_rly.  Dec. 31 ��� Roberts Creek hall  Nelw Yelairs 'Eve Dancei, good  imusic -��� Fraser River Boys,  fun1 for all.   ,  Jan. 13. ��� Gibsons1 at home of  Mrs. Davis, Heiadlahds unit VON  meeting. 2  p.m. '  Jan. 19 ��� Gibsons United;  Church Hall 2 p.m. open WI  meeting" guest speaker Mrs. Ada  Shaw,  Provincial President.  Every Tues. ���r- 2 to 4 p.m.  Gibsons Library in R. McKibbii's  office.  THIS^ WE^ITS SPECIAL ���  S^ina^Paiky on  main  Sechelt  Highway, lovely view, small 4  room house, sacrifice for $1325.  FOR   INSURANCE  OR REAL ESTATE SEE  Totenri ^alty  Phone Gibsons 44  Evening* 95J  Member Association of B.C.  Real Estate Agents.  .... ii  ANGLICAN CHURCH  Dec. 20th,   1953  4th Sunday iri'Advent  St.     Bartholomew's     Church  Gibsons ����� v  11:00 a.m. Sunday School  11.00 a.m. Morning Prayer  St.  Hilda's  Church  ���  Sechelt  11.00 a.m. Sunday School  1:45 p.m. Carol Service  St. Aidan's Church  Roberts Creek  2.00 p.m. Sunday School  3:15  p.m.  Carol  Service  St.   VINCENT'S   MISSIONS  St. Mary - Gibsons - 11:00 a.m.  Holy Family ��� Sechelt  yr ���    9:00 a.m.  xJnITED CHtpCH  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.m.  B?THEL, CHURCH  ���'������-'������   Sechelt ,-  Legion .._3all  road.  2:00 p.m. Sunday' SchJool .  Gospel Service, 3:00 p.m.  PENTECOSTAL  TABERNACLE  Sunday Services:  9:45 a.m. Sunday School  11:00   a.m/ Devotional  7:30 p.m. Evangelistic  Wednesday hfeht  Prayer and Bible Study 8 p.m.  Friday night at 7 p.m. Junior  Young People and 8 Senior  Wilson Creek  .2 p.m. Sunday School  Evangelistic Service  Tuesday 7:30 ^.ni.  these  beneath the *  tree.-  Roberts Creek  Service Monday, 7:30 p.m;  THERE'S NO MORE COMFORTING  GIFT,  AND NO MORE COMFORTABLE SLIPPERS,  For Every Member of ithe Family  THAN THE SLIPPERS AT  Maclean's Sheer  Phone 111 H Gibsons  At Pender See NINA'S SPECIALTY SHOP  FOR SALE  FOR   SALE  Summer Special, Fir - $10.00,  Cord. Alder - $9.00.  J. Smid & J. Renyk. 21 J.     tfn  Pratt Road special ��� 5 acres  1 clearecl, neat warm 2 room  home, water lights. Full price  $1600 terms $750 down balance  $20 month. Totem Realty.  Rough and  Planed Lumber  Phone   Halfmoon   Bay   7 Z  K0LT__RMAN SAWMILLS  Halfmoon Bay .      ''  Turkeys, ���* Range fed, while  (they last. Ran Vernon, phone  26  W,  Gower Point.  Available Now 3 Convential  Model' Buses 1945 Model Fords  or G.M. 25 passenger leather  iseats. TheSe* coach_s formerly  sigh1_5eedng Buses are in good  shape with good tires on them.  Very suitable for Bush workers,  : Sunday Schools Sports teams,  Home or office on wheels etc  etc. Cheap at $1500.00 each.  1947 7-P__senger Dodge made  lii-to Ambulance |wlth Fedetral  Biren^ worth $150.00. A cheap  Coach at? $800;00 and can -be  nlajde;^^^!^^ pass when yoii.  are-;ti_rougb?; with it Gordon: L/  Sorercson, Red Deer, Alberta]  51  Piano. Apply Mrs. J. McNutt  next to Post Office, Wilson  Creek B.C.  Turkeys, fresh from farm.  ���Aune's  Turkey  Farm,   Wilson.  Creek. Phone 5 W. 50  New Streamline Balloon1 tire  Bicycle 20 in. frame $50.00. New  meital cutting lathe 6in. swing  12 in), centres. 3 jaw chuck and  4 j���w chuck $125.00 with 6 in.  face plate, heavy duty Leland  motor 30 BPH Radiator and gas  tank $175.00. W. Mills Selma  Park.  Tell your friends about this,  small 4 room house, lights and  water, main Sechelt Highway,  facing lovely sea view, Selma  Park area, full price only $1325.  just another Totem Realty bargain.  Girls Bicycle, good condition,  $20.00. Phone Gibsons 78.  LADIES- runs in your stockings? Bring them in. Get them  mended right -away. You save  buying a new pair. Ann Richter  at Richter's Radio, Sechelt 25 J.  T"'y-y^  We^ will fpr to supply! Xmasi  ttx_^:>:JE^^^  67 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  WATCH REPAIR - All types  of watches and jewelry repaired. Reliable, fast, efficient.  Union  General  Store,   Sechelt.  tfn.  WORK   WANTED  Spray and Brush Painting; also paper hanging. J. Melhus.  Phone Gibsons 33. tfn  Fine building lot, good view,  Cleared, close in, bargain at  .$435 cash, worth $650. Totem  Realty.  Fairbanks Morse Oil Heater,  medium size, good condition,  half price. Also Oil Pump, easy  operation. Box  14 Coast News.  Gowjer Poirit waterfront ���  grand view, half acre land,  small two room house full price  only $1950. Totem Realty:  Treadle Sewing Machine, $25.  Phone Gibsons 95, 50  PIANO Dark Walnut 50. inches  high. Very Good condition. See  ithis instrument. $350. Box 17  Coast News. tfn  Jeep half ton pick up. truck  $1150 cash, r! Ritchey Gibsons  107M tfn.  FOR RENT  New 3 roomed house, full  plumbing.  Box  5  Coast  News,  Near Gibsons school, comfortable 2 bedroom home, unfurn-.  ished, 3 pc bath, nice view, main  Sechelt Highway. $45 month-  Totem Realty.  CARD  OF THANKS  The Hopkins Hall Auxilliary  ^jiuld ljike to thank the following merchants for their donations to our Christmas Fair,  and especially the Totem Realty  for their co-operation and donations, and all those who contributed to our booths and turned but to support our Fair.  Totem  Realty,  Knowles Ser--  vice Hardware, Elphinstone Co-  Op, Chrisses Variety Shop, S &  S Service Station, Standard Service Station,  Fairways  Service  Station,  Imperial Oil, Hopkins,  Graysons,    Gibsons;    Graysons,  tPt.   Mellon;   Sunset  Hardware,  Kumagen  Cafe,  O.E. Elmholdt.  of Blackball Coffe Shop, Ridge-  way Coffee Bar, Midway Groc-  ieJteria, Fladager's 5,  10 &  15o  Store; Howe Sound Trading Co.  Ltd.,   Gibsons   Bldg.   Supplies,"  Marine   Men's   Wear;   Hopkins'  Ldg. Store,  Howe  Sound  5  &  10c Store, Howe Sound Pulp.  CARP  OFJKmjCS >  .-;.:'.. My   sincerest. thanks  to   my ���,  many friends, for the many mes-_  sages of sympathy and offers of  help at this time of my" great,  loss..- '�����'  F.W. Dawson. The Coast New*  Thursday, December 17, 1953  THE 1954 MONARCH  LUCERNE SUN VALLEY  ... the new fine-car sensation  of 1954, with a transparent dome  of tinted plexiglass!  4 completely new  feeling of stability  and road-control  BALL-JOINT  FRONT  SUSPENSION  t  EFFORTLESS  DRIVING EASE  with Power Steering,  Power Brakes, Power Seat  Power Window Lifts"  Automatic ^  Transmission  THE 1954 MONARCH LUCERNE SEDAN  "Over 20 years' experience  back of that new V-8"  ALL NEW FOR '54 . ��� .THE  (* White sidewtijfaires.fenderskirts,- power featuresand Auto-  mdtib Transmission optional hit extra, cost on certain models.)  LINE  "Yes, and there's never  been a car as lovely as  the new Lucernes"  the ultimate in beauty.. .the ultimate in, driving ease.....  :     features a wider-than-ever-choice of"longeryslimmer models  You're invited to see and drive it ���  the magnificent new 1954 Monarch���designed by the industry's finest style-craftsmen in the newest styling laboratories ..-.. .  built by Canada's finest builders in  Canada's most modern automotive manufacturing plants. Here is breath-taking  hew beauty interpreted in longer, lower-  looking lines. In the four superb! models of  the new Lucerne line, designed for today's  new idea of motoring pleasure, beauty  achieves its ultimate expression.  Here is great new V-8 power that means  greater smoothness, faster acceleration,  more safety and.flexibility of operation���  from a completely new 161-Hp. V-8 engine  of the latesjt, most advanced overhead-Valve  design���Canada's newest V-8 engine,  made by Canada's most experienced V-8  builder.  Here is. an entirely new feeling of  stability, road-control and steadiness on  curves, a new concept of driving,; riding and  steering comfort, with hew Ball- Joint Front  Suspension. Here is every new power  feature to make driving eftoftless, including  Power Steering*, Power Brakes*, Power  Seat*, Power Window Lifts*; and Automatic Trahsniission* .;.'.-and new riding  enjoyment in Monarch's: ������ Quiet Ride" interior-���di^atieally^^ ^aiitiful, luxiarious,  silent at aU'speeos.  Ofi WSPLJB_V TODAY  ��--������*._.>*.".������:    ���*���  No, 3  Wilson Creek  Pender Harbour Sub Agent?   Gerry Gordb'h  '���t5i^^.^vy.-:A-  -5Z,.-<*~:-.-~-.'j safrings  i-  k ��� * by Gypsy Towers  Am  air  of   gloom   overcast  Gower this week in the sudden,  passing "of' a very " familiar fig- *  ure,  Mrs.  F.. W.  Dawson.  Failing  to  rally  from  the  lengthy  illness'   that  had  laid   her   low  for some week- she succumbed  very  suddenly   Thursday   even-  ing.Her. remains were taken to  ' yancouver   for   Cremation  and  <a -Memorial   Service' was  held  Sunday in St. Bartolomew's.hy  the. Reverend Hugh Osw���ld^Her.  bright smile, helpful hands, *in-|"  defatigabie. spirit .'and  ceaseless"  pursuit, of  her many,.interests  leaves--a/'gap  which w^ll. V-9^  he,'c_uickly effaced.  Our he'attf:  felt!, sympathy ��� goes out to her  bereiaved husband, Bill, who will  be Lat;"a  completev loss  without  his Pat.' -'{.yyyyj yy -'"-'y..-''  ,v Mr.. Syd Porteous, looking the  picture of vim and vitality. 'anHy;  young     grandson;; - week-eriding  with Mr. anid|>|jrs. Ju-es^Mainil.-���  ������Mr.:.:arif;S.:: J^loyd. Elrick,  ''��� of XNew> ^esiti^Liisler;; enjoying  fpuit, daysVbf getting away from  it 'ail at their picturesque home  by the sea; . -"'' _ 'r.-y  . ���...- My "Stevenlsi,   spendtng   hery  first winter a* Gower," whiling  'away the days with a candy bee.  The S,F: Smales: preparing to  spend the JTestiive Season with  their son and his family in Nel-  isoni.-'        <  jlan Dou^Has taking up 'tlie  gentile fart of weaving whilst,  sojourning in Shaughnessy.- Glad  to reporlt that he is nicely on'.  (the ..mend and the weaving highly, successful. '  ���  Charles Bedford hard at it;  with pick and shovel, giving all  the credit for his rapid recovery to one particular Scottish.  nurse that really gave him the:  works- while he too was in  Shaughnessy.        . ,,,-,.  The   Walter   Evans   keeping  the home fires burning and see  fthat  all  is   Well, around   their,  spot in the woods.  James Beaton still busily engaged in his candle making  while Mrs. Beaton takes a flying visit to town, reports from  Portland say their grandson  Ernest is gradually, getting used  to sharing the spotlight with his  baby brother. *  Wish, the road foreman would  come out of his winter Igloo  long   enough   to   do - something  Half moon  Beams  F. Cormack  We learn, that Mrs. 'Hee'  Nelson Jr': is recovering nicely  after sustaining ��� a broken leg  in a car accident in Vancouver  recently ."Mrs. Nelsori is" a neice  of the Bob Thompsons, formerly of Welcome Beiach. Mrs. Nelson Sr. is helping to\ care for  the little boy during his mother's  convalescence. y. .'"'���'V.  Last    weekend,    the   -B.    L.  Pearces of Vancouver .were up  ' /at   their   Welcome  Beiach   cottage. ''..';������    ������%���        : ..;  Pat Cooper spent, a few days  with  her  parents  at  Redrooffs  .  She is   training  in   the;Vancouver   General   Hospital    and  enjoyhg every minute of it..   A  The jfrtfygard brothers  wefceiy  called  out  in   the   early  hours  of the chilly dawn of Dec.   Ii,  with  'thfeir  ilanding   barge,   to.  jaid; in'^the; search for members  of the^C;?.-., York's" crew. Thei  Tug sarikyipi the'waters of Welcome Pass.       y/     -^  '  Mr!. and Mrs. Don MacDonald  of. New -Westminster   were :up  last   week   end,   preparing  for  GhriS'tmlas which, they  spend at  Redrooffs.    The   new    chimney  will cause,. Santa no trouble.  ', { y MrsV W^Meikle of  Welcome  Beach isy-iecoverinig from a bad  seige of ;;fhi;  Remember ��� the date, -Dec; 22  for the Christmas Carol Service  in the "Redrooffs Hall at 8.00  p.m. followed by as showing of-  the film "A Queen is Crowned''.  This is under ��� the auspices -of  the Columbia ".Coast Mission,  With Rev. \ Green' officiating.  Elveryone - is. ^welcome.  'Mrs. Frank Lyons was up for  the day from Seclielt, with her:  daughter Marilyn of Vancouver.  ���y:.;.y. Fot . Best^HesultSy  Use They^oast-News Classified  about "the ��� dangerous' hole (one  of them) m .ythe Gower road,"  can't miss 'it, that's for surel  for somebody has kindly, marked  the spot with a huge root, which  is a hazard in itself. Maybe he  -doesn't read this column/'^but  possibly someone will draw it  to his attention!  iok on iol  Thursday, December 17, 1953  The Coast News  It-s good to hear Mrs. Winn  is up and (about again after her  round with the Flu. Though she  was down for������ a short count,  she came up the winner.  Don't forget   that  the tele-  eph Crow Passes  . Friends throughout the Peninsula will be sorry to learn that  Joseph Crow, Roberts Creek pion-  ������'. eer,   passed   away  November   22,  at   Powell   River,   where   lie   had  gone  to  reside  just   over a  year  ago.  Mr.  Crow suffered a  stroke"  \ on the 5th from which he never  X recovered.  V.'' "'.A f omier naval man and Boer  yV^-arveteran, he spent some years  ''"on,^ .the   prairies   before   coming,  Vwith.'.'his' wife and family, to the.-y  'Creek   in ,19X>4.. The' wharf,  had  ' notybeenyhuilt, but a float, usable? in "good weather, served as  ���a landing. .Faydrite of the Union  Steamship Company '<��� vessels to  make the. call was the Cassiar,  known a.'s the "Loggers' Delight"  because caulk boots were allowed  to. be worn on board.  Mr. Crow saw most of the  roads put in, including that on  which his house.was situated. He  knew, and walked, the Sechelt  Highway, when it was little more "  than a cow trail, and the Lower  Road was merely a path.  Fond   of  social   gatherings,   he  was .-well, known   as :.a. caller   for  ....the" square dancing. '|puring his ;  last year at Powell River ,'ive had "  been    a    member   of ?a   Cribbage  /Club and a' Senior  Citizens'  Club  ��� and had made many new friends.  v. ,:yA  widower.-..,.:'since".    1947,".Mr.  rcjbw was  in 'his   75 th  year; He  \Tieaves a son, .Charlie,' arid daughter, Mrs.; David Pye of Victoria,  a daughter, Mrs. L. Russell-of  Abbotsford and Mrs. W. H!Mont-  goinery, Powell-River. Also 10  grandchildren.  phone Staff are hoping to have  a spot of .Christmas, too, so the  hours - on . both Christmas and  New Year's.Days will be from  ten to twelve in the mornings  and from.two to four in the  afternoons.  ^"^mWWffiiMaMa^flflS  Halfmoon Bay  Rough & Planed Lumber  Phone   Halfmoon   Bay   7 Z  AS PRESS  If ONE!  PLYMOUTH SEDAN with over $300 EXTRAS  Driven 4000 Mile ��� New Car Guarantee  $2400.00 ��� REDUCTION of $645.25  CHOCK'S MOfORS & WELDING  Phone 54 W  Sechelt  52  ' f\  New  Year s  Eve  ROBERTS CREEK HALL ,  Music By   .  THE "F_tASE_l If IVER BOYS"  ADMISSION $1;50 EACH  DEC. 31st  10:00 p.m.  y0?  B. W. M. BONE  Chartered  Accountant  1045 West Pender St.  ��� TAtlow 1954 -���  VANCOUVER 1, B.C.  YOUR  hospital  insurance  Premium  is due  VOURS FOR THE 6IFTIM6!  AT LANG'S Oi  Among A Wide Variety of  Gift Items YouMl Find:  Stag--Handled Steak Knives,  Boxed      Set of 6  $12.00   j��  "Ronson" Lighters     ���     A Wide Choice   �����'  of Styles, Priced From ... $6.50 to $13.00    %  VIEW MASTERS at $2.95  Good Choice of Reels at 50c  lAgYit Attaehmentts $2.95  Gent's Expansion -Wafch Bands  ���     ...... From $3.95 up  " Pipes-and-Pipe; Sets  8    Fine filets for Men/ Ladies, Children: $1.95 to $9.50  ��    One Pair' "Hudson Bay" Indian Blankets ..  : ��������� - ..'U-. , ���.   .(at the Sechelt Store)  .. $22.95  , CMr Christmas Card For ^  Please,.return   your  billing . nptite   With *.  y p. il r_ y^eni i \i rn  payment cfirectly fo i:  B.-C     HOSPITAL  i.k's-1_t?lSiP^*s-l  S;E;R.V(^6feParH^y'  ; Victbria/?^^C$|o^  {Wishing All a Merry Christmas,  and a Happy New Yearj  ; From Lou, Leah, Billie and Harry.  j Telephone Office Hours for  '} Christmas Day and'New Years Day  Mornings: 10:00 to 12:00 noon  Afternoons: 2:00 to 4:00 pm  sL.Gents- Quality Brush' Sets Tin cases) .... $5.50 & $7.25  8T "'. ��� '7"' ' -rr !V ������s,\      ������������������������ .-,^-^-  I       '"l"1   ''Electric"Shavers: Schick $22.95  Remington $32.95  Philishave $29.75  g    One :Smith-Cor0ha> Portable: Typewriter  I (At the Sechelt Store)  $99.50  Christmas Crackers      ���      Table Decorations  Assorted Candies ��� Xmas Candles ��� Bells  i  I  I  r  f__:_^__S_^_^_^_^_^a^^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^ 8  The   Coast News   Thursday, December 17, 1953  TELEGRAMS OF PROTEST  TO  MIN.  GAGLARDI  The Gibsons B of T and Howe  Sound Pulp have both sent wires  protesting the condition of the  Road to 3?ort Mellon. In effect,  B of T stated: a 'state of emerg-  gency has faeen reached, that  there is definite danger to employees, school buses and public  carriers who must use the road.  Remedial measures must be  taken'.  RECOGNITION   FROM  HUMANE  SOCIETY FOR  VERN   BLACK,   THURSDAY  At the Csristmas Concert at  Roberts Creek, December 17th,  the citation for Bravery awarded to, Vern Black by the Humane Society, it to be presented  by Magistrate Johnston.  Arrangements have been  made with the Vancouver 'News  Herald' for Vern to have the  day off from, his duties as carrier, and the 'News Herald' is  making his trap to Roberts'  Creek possible.  ANNOUNCEMENT  Kenneth Coleridge, son of Mr.  and Mrs. John Coleridge of Gibson��, and Miss Frances, daughter of Mrs. Peter S. Cashen of  Ottawa, were married in Ottawa  on Dec. 12th, 1953. Mrs. John  Coleridge attended the wedding.  GENERAL MOTORS  VALUE  3/MODELS IN 6  Illustrated: Laurentian Sport Coupe  * World's smoothest, most dependable Six  Cylinder Engine with Increased Compression  Ratio for greater efficiency * New Aluminum  dipped heat treated valves * Automatic all-  weather Engine Temperature Control.^.Automatic Choke * Amazing new Resonant-toW*  muffler on Pathfinder and iTatfrentian Series  * 100% full pressure metered flow lubrication,  fulrflow built-in permanent oil cleaner * Scotch  Mist Manifold * Rifle drilled connecting rods  * Also the Famous Pontiac Eight Cylinder  Engine with increased Horsepower *  Three separate chassis with three different  wtteetbasee * Introducing �� brilliant new  ���ones: **Star Chief" * Famous newly styled  Body by Fisher * Multiple color preference *  Color-keyed upholstery fabrics.   ,  WIDEST SELECTION eff OPTiOK*l EQUIPMMT*  * TWO AUTOMATIC Transmit-iens, Improved  Powerglide and Dual-Range Hydra-Matic '*''  New" Pontiac Power Brakes * Pontiac*s  famous Power Steering * New Pontiac Air-  Conditioning on the Star Chief * New Comfort  Control Seat and Electric Front Window-Lifts  ���  -.l-v. ..   . ���  on Chieftain and Star Chief Series * New  Electric Seat Control and front Window .Lifts  en Pathfinder Deluxe and Laurentian Series  * Autronic Eye for night-time safety. * Shade-  Lite Safety Glass with graduated-tint  windshield.  ���At M*ra cwtt  Pontiac has a wonderful measure of out-of-this-worldi  beauty and features for 1954. Truly, it is motordomV  shining star���the star that will rise higher and higher  in public favor as its masterful performance becomes  known���as its sleek beauty becontes seen in the city and  on the highway. BECAXJSE.^. f   ,, J,  If you want to he the proudest driver in the neighbor*  hood, you eaij[be with 1954 Pontiac's exquisite styling  and dramatic colors. If you want big car prestige, yon  can have it with the famous Pontiac reputation, the  powerful 1954 six- or eight-cylinder L-head engines, and  tasteful, luxurious appointments.  If you want economical driving, you can have that toe*  with 1954 Pontiac's low price���its amazing engine efficiency, and its forthright dependability.  Whatever you look for in a car, you'll find your heartV  delight in one or more of 1954 Pontiac's 31 brilliant  models in six great series ... Pathfinder, Pathfinder  Deluxe, Laurentian, Chieftain Special/Chieftain Deluxe  and the great new Star Chief.  COME IN AND SEE THESE GREAT PONTIACS  ortow  /  ���,y  DEALERS' NAMES AND ADDRESSES  Phone 5 S  "THE NAME THAT MEANS A GOOD DEAL"  Wilson Crsek.


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items