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 %  i  '���-���. ^"'t*  C/V  Victoria,   B  i yjCTO^t^. ��� ^;j  Phone your news 01  orders to  KS  Seventh Yeat of Publication Vol. 8���No. 2 Thursday. January 14, 1954    Published in GIBSONS, B.C.     Serving the Sunny Sechelt Peninsula  Firemen Mart  folio Fund Drive  The Kinsmen Club of Gibsons  and District last year raised a  sum of slightiy over twelve hundred dollars in their drive for  Polio Funds.  In that time between four and  five thousand dollars was spent  to benefit polio patients from  this area, according to Mike  Landry*' of the -Kinsmen.  This year, With the help of  everyone on- the Peninsula, the  Kinismen hope to raise a fund'  more_ nearly approaching the  actual cost of the care of those  suffering from this disease.  The Kinsmen spare no effort  in this good work, and certainly,  in y-addition to collecting these  funds, havealways made, a point  of^gjivimg .good ehtefr!ta_nment  for all, in. connection, with their  drives..  It is their hope that the whole  community will continue with  their generous support.  ��� _<  S  iistric  fining  rgaoizatfoo  ommidSioners  leet Minister  With the growth of the Boy  Scout Movement in the area, and  the interest on the part of more  boys wanting to become Scouts  " and Cubs, a District organization  is to be established to cover the  area from Port Mellon to Pender  Harbour. A meeting is called for  the purpose of establishing this  District organization in the. Anglican CKurch Hall, Gibsons, on  Friday, January 15th at 8 p.m.  A hearty invitation is extended to all interested in the welfare of youth in the community  to be present at this meeting.  .The meeting will be attended  by R. Ken Jordon, Provincial  Executive Commissioner of the  Boy Scout Associationi, and Field  Commissioner J.L. Watson. Mr.  Jordon will speak, and a demonstration of Cubbing will be  provided by the 1st. Gibsons Cub  Pack under the leadership of  Cubmaster Fred Stenner.  uoiic warns  owe  Tru|t^es Sworn  In, Committees Formed  The regular monthly meeting of the Board of School Trustees  of Sechelt District No. 46 was held at the School Board Offices,  Gibsons, on konday, January ,11th, and in the absence *>f Mr. Fun-  neLthrough .sickness* the chair was taken by Mrs. Jackson, the vice  chairmanu        - '\ , :,��� ��� '"���',"   ...��� .'" .'   .'"  As this was the first meeting " study ���' -y :y yyy. ":'  in 1954 the first business was^the      . ^'-Si^^.i^o^J'^V.  SWf r��^ ?Lw��o7 Wees    ^H^ successful Christmas    ami    preseuxeui: ..^^::  :=--S&1^i5*f^^S:,;^l____r' co ��**9*^  Norman,   nbrtpi   W" T^J^S    which appeared to be much ap-    -   ,v-,,x  ._.:;_ v:. /_:_____, ^   __v  Humphries duly*** the oath of iaied<  At Egmoriit the film  At the .regular meeting of the  Gibsons Commissioners, A.E.  Ritchey and C.P. Ballentine reported upon their meeting in  Victoria with the Hontj Gaglardi,  last week-end.  They met also the Deputy  Minister, Ei.S. Jones,'theChief  Engineer, Mr. McCal|un^f^"hey  urged that the Gower Road be  re-classified and hard surfaced,  at least that portion Within the  Village. They also repeated former representations ^regarding  the parking problem��for Ferry  Traffic. As an immediate result  of these meetings, some of these  officials, with those fjrom Black  Ball Ferries, will shortly come  to Gibsons for a further inspection, and will make fa further  report. l  The Commissionersf expressed  their appreciation* of the work of  Tony Gargrave, M.llA. in arranging these meetings, and his  helpful co-operatior|y in the  matter. ' .v' .'  After some discussioh on building in the area, it: was decided  that the . Building I? By-Laws  would be strictly/: adhered to in  the future. Permit was|approved  for C.C. Day to build a chimney.  An application for ^vater service for W.C. Skellett was ap-  poved.. ���.'.,_;   ���../;.._ ��� ;.->|r;;���.;���:'.:  W. Peterson reporpqt^uponi a  meeting with the Firfi ^igade,  and    presented ,y .;ythe^:;; j^quire-  The Boards of Trade, Mr. Tony Gargrave, M.L.A. and all other  agencies on the Sunshine Coast who have worked with such persistence for .the extension of Power Facilities on the Peninsula generally will be pleased with this evidence of the results of their  labours. The following telegram has been received at the Coast  News office from Mr. Gargrave this week:  Quoting   from   a  letter from  W.W. Foster, acting Chairman  of the B.C. Power Commission:  "It is physically possible to transmit power from Clowholm Falls  to. Powell River area. However,  it requires long transmission  lines with the possibility of interference. Powell River Company   have   agreed   to    supply  Iinproved Fire  Control Pavs Off  office. "."'.-')'  The meeting then proceeded  to elect a chairman for 1954 and  (the various committees. Mr.  , Funnel! was elected for another  term as chairman of the Board  and Mrs. Jackson was elected as  vice chairman. The chairmen of  the various committees were  then appointed as follows;  Budget, Finance, Personel and  Salaries, T. Humphries. Buildings, N. Hough. Publicity, T.  Humphries. Hall and Auditorium, N. Hough. Transportation,  Mr. Macklih.  It was reported that Mrs. De-  Marco, assistant secretary, had  resigned and Mrs. Agnes Labont  was ^appointed to the position.  To take the place of Mrs. Veitch,  secretary and stenbgraprieir' -at  the High School, who had resigned owing to ill health, Mrs.  f Gordon Ballentine was appointed to this position.  It was reported by the secretary that the difficulty in connection with the transportation  of five children from Vanguard  Bay had now been resolved.  These children have been attending the Nelson Island School-  ���since last September and the  problem of their transportation  has been a difficult one.  The salaries paid to janitors  at the various schools were revised and changes were made  when necessary to bring them  into more uniformity. In most  cases this resulted in moderate  increases!"       y.  The Board was advised that  the dental program was proceeding satisfactorily and that Dr.  Miller had completed his clinics  at Bowen Island and Port Mellon  and was now working at Roberts  Creek.  "A Queen is Crowned'' was also  shown...  At Sechelt a "March of Dimes"  collection was instituted and  $13.00 was collected from the  pupils for this worthy object.  At Madeira Park a collection  was made for the PTA funds at  the Christmas concert and $30.80  was collected.  " The principal of the Gibsons  High School reported that to  commemorate the Coronation  Year they were planting in the  "school grounds an oak tree that  had very kindly been donated  by the Thompson Nurseries,  Gibsons.  It was also reported that Mr/  Fahrni of Gambier Island had  agreed; to donate some cotoneast-  er _hrubs to place along the front  of "the school.  Behaviour of students on the  Half Moon Bay���Madeira Park  Bus was again brought to the  attention of the Board and  efforts to   control  this trouble  a light truck be /provided to  facilitate fast response to: fire  calls will be considered byr the  Budget Committee, whichineets  on January .f 13th; to - prepare  items for 1954.  Some gravelling, ditching and  ditch cleaning have reported,  and a further authorization of  $300.00 for this purpose was  approved,.  A ruling upon the Trades  License for the "Fix-It". Shop  was given.  A letter was to be sent to Mr.  Gargrave, thanking him for his  help and co-operation, in connection with the visit of Mr.  Ritchey and Mr. Ballentine to  the Capitol.  Center Meets  The monthly general meeting  of the Wilson Creek Community  Center was held at the Corn-  are being\made by the principal munity Hall on Wednesday, Jan.  at Madeira  Park. sixth, with President Jack Whit-  During the Christmas vacation    aker in the Chair,  all they schools have received a Elaborate   programs  for  the  thorough cleaning and various entertainment of young and old  improvements have been made were drawn up under Ithe. guid-  by the maintenance" superinten-   ance of Jack MacLeod in charge  dent. At Madeira Park an automatic panel is being installed to  facilitate the work of the janitor.  This will prove to be a much  needed improvement to  lighting plant.*  H.C Denny's  Grandson Wins Trophy  Air Cadet, Fit. Sgt. J.L. North-  ey, of Trail, B.C. has been a-  warded the HudsoriVBay Trophy for the  highest marks  in  of these activities.  Special attention is being paid  to   the   question   of  increasing  membership  and  steps -will be  the 1 taken to call on all residents Nin  thei area to lnnd^assistance in the  ~~~ :. progressive ^: policy   which "��� has  accomplishe'd such a great deal  in the last two .years.  More younjger folk are needed  now to carry on Ithe work begun  by the older generation.  British Columbia. He is also in  Suggestions received irom the    receipt b��#hecoveted Dominion  teaicher's salaries corhmittee regarding proposed changes in the  salaries schedule for 1954 were  referred to the salaries committee of Ithe Board for further  TCA from Vancouver for Ottawa on Jan. 22nd, to be awaded  :fther Trophy by: Air Vfee-li-arsJi'-  Recognition^ the Tudhope  Trophy, Writhe hi^  flyirtg^ar-d  ground subjects in       Young Nor^ey, sons of Mrs.  Panada. Noithey of ^raili is a gandson.  Fit. Sgt. Northey, leaves by    of H.C. Deniy, of Granthams.  According to Dick McKibbin,  the combination of improved  water services, increased number of hydrants, and the good  work of our local Fire Brigade  in Gibsons has borne more than  one kind of fruit.  In addition to preventing small  ... fires from becoming big ones,  and spreading a well worked  campaign of fire prevention,  which have saved losses, these  forces together have brought to  Gibsons an untirely unsolicited  drop in Insurance rates. Dick  advises us;that he has received  this notification from uhis "head  "^kef^-^  This should be of considerable  satisfaction to the Volunteer  Fire Brigade, the Village  Fathers, and those who support  them both.  T. Clark Heads  Farmers' Institute  Executives appointed for 1954  at the Annual Meeting of the  Howe Sound Farmers' Institute  is as follows:  President; T. Clark, Vice-President; R.S. Clarkson. Secretary-  Treasurer Mrs. M. LeFeuvre by  acclamation. :  Directors are Mrs. J. Carroll,  Norman Hough, Len Coates, W.  Sutherland and J.'Hewkin. Auditor R. Burns.  Fair Committee is Chairman  Norman Sergeant, Secretary-  Treasurer M. LeFeuvre.  A suggestion by Mr. Hough,  which became a motion, and was  seconded by Len Coates, that  the entire Fair Committee of  1953 be returned by acclamation  was carried.  Old Cemetery Committee is  Tom Clark, Roy Malyea and  Jack Hewkin. Ways and Means  Committee, Len Coates. Building Committee, W. Sutherland.  Delegate to VON, R. Burns.  Junior Poultry Club, Ed Smith.  Junior Garden Club; N. Sergeant,' Mrs. Carroll and Mrs, LeFeuvre, all by acclamation.  Delegate District "E" is A.H.  Peppar and Nirman Hough. Delegate to B.C. Fairs' Association  was left open and Delegate to  Fair Committee is Mrs. Gladys  Coates.  Directors' meeting of the In-  ��titu*& and the Fair Committee  meeting are dated for this  month. News may not be available until after the general  meeting early ia February.  power for temporary  period ini  the event of an; outage.  B.C. Power Commission will  continue negotations to that end-  In respect to Pender Harbour,  the plans for both that point  and Half M^on, Bay, where cutoff have been completed, were  naturally related to those for  the Malaspina area, as it was  determined practicable to build  a high voltage transmission line,,  the cost of distribution at Pender Harbour could be reduced'  by providing a sub-station near  its loaded center.. With a favorable reply now in hand from  Powell River, the matter if final  arrangements with the company  will be pursued in order to proceed with the Pender Harbour  Extension this year.''  Well Liked Priest  Dies New Year's Eve  The Rev; Father Baxter O.M.I.,  well known and well liked clergyman of the Catholic: Church  at Sechelt,   died of pneumonia?  ohlN/ewi Year's Eye? 1953.  :;;4^Faih^^^  lW4, in bt^wa. __e joined the  Oblate Community in 1933, and  was   ordained   in   1937.   Before  coming to Sechelt Peninsula, he  had   been   an  ass_stant   at  the.  Indian School in Kamlopps.   '  During the periodHn^ which he"  worked on (the Peninsula, he  became well knowhi to all the  population, and was as weir  liked by those, outside his  Church as by those within it.  After leaving the Vancouver  Archdiocese, Father Baxter was?  interested   in  building   up  the  new Oblate Missions in Digby-.  N;S.  It is reported that his illness  was due to the overweight of his.  Christmas duties ini Digby. His:  loss will be felt keenly by his.  friends here.  Gibsons WI. To Hear  Conference Report  The Conference of Associated  Countrywomen of the World,,  held this year in Toronto, will  be summarized at an open meet^  ting in Gibsons at 2:00 p.m.  Tuesday January nineteenth in  the United Church Hall.  Mrs. Ada Shaw, B.C.'s Provincial President of the W.I., who  was a delegate to the Conference-  will make the address here.  Mrs. Shaw! was responsible^-  for the plan to raise the necessary funds to finance this conference, and did so mainly by  suggesting the tiny���; -sum of  twenty cents to be added to each  member's annual dues, to be  sued for this enormous project.  During the early fall, Mrs.,  Shaw, with delegates from New-  Zealand and from Britain, visited the Gibsons W.I., but did not  at that time speajc on the con^  feresicev but gave the time' to  these two ladies, who would not  be able to come agair_. She is  making this address now on that-  account. The Coast News    Thursday, January 14, 1954  Member B.C. Weekly Newspaper Advertising Bureau  SAMUEL   NUTTER,   Publisher  DO  WORTMAN,  Editor  (Established 1945)  Published by Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd.  Published every Thursday at Gibsons, B.C.  Anthorized  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, 52.50 per year.  Phone Gibsons 45W  British Columbia,  Box 128 Gibsons  itonald  Early for Spriui  t THE   SUWAMISH  Sir;  In the season of the winter  soltice the fresh sharp breezee  that come sizzling down from  Mount Garibaldi, to course behind the crackling sea surges of  the Suwamish channel, are only  a foretaste of what occasionally,  decades apart, descend on us  here as real northern hurricanes.  Several times in forty odd years  we have been visited by this  phenomenen, always at the expense of beach property, boats  ���and gear.  What might happen to the bold  array of caiques, cataramens,  and cobbles that are tied behind  the Gibsons wharf in one of  these typhoons could resolve itself into damages of thousands  of dollars. The ferocity of these  storms once seen is never forgotten;  In 1923 while endeavoring to  coax a few fir logs into the water  at West Bay, Gambier Island, we  were prevented from work by a  roaring gale that came at 8 o'clock in the morning without the  ��lightest warning, mowing down  'trees right and left; Within -a  very short while we were to see  -sailing out of Centre Bay, log  rafts, scows, cribs of poles, with  three large tugs setting up as  puny a human endeavour as  could be imagined under the cir-  FREEDOM   OF   THOUGHT  Most residents of the Peninsula  read at least one of -the Vancouver daily newspapers. For years  I have read the Vancouver Sun.  . The caption above their two  column editorials says in part  "Devoted to Progress and Democracy, Tolerance and Freedom  of Thought".  May I crave some space in  your columns to show the Sun's  depth of devotion.  Regular readers come back  with me anld mull over their-  style. We find Jack Scott, Harold  Weir, Elmore Philpott. and occasionally. Mamie Maloney shadow  boxing one another. The outstanding voice of freedom > in-  ferentially proud to give positive  freedom to their columnists.  Many big issues are specially  featured by Bob Brown and in  special editorials.  But when something rather  glaring hafe not been mentioned,  and you write a letter for publication, you wait about two  weeks, and sometimes receive a  .letter with the most pitiable excuse for not inserting your letter..  Recently, I felt the verdict of  the court in the. Arthur Laing  case Was a travesty. of justice,  when one noted the police evidence adduced. I wrote the Sun,  querying what the verdict would  ���have been, had it been a logger,  arrested under exactly similar  circumstances. My thought being  the logger would have received  a sentence 'of jail or fine, for.  obstructing a police officer in  the course of his duty. Moreover,  no explanation would be offered  for so doing, other than, likely  enough,. the logger would have '  been severely reprimanded for  his, conduct.  About three years ago I wrote  a lengthy letter with an anti-  communist trend. The Sun then,  even featured, the writer's background in connection With the  ���  ^  : ' Mb!our movement and gave the'  Most of us want to send money through' the mail at some    letter special headlines. So seem-  It is wonderful what a change in the weajther does foi"  people and indeed all life. Yesterday during a brilliant spell.  of sunshine, ravens were croaking, or singing, according to  the mood one was in, just as though it were April. Being m  that mood, to us they were in full song. Crows that have been  huddling under dripping branches have taken to the air again,  and are exploring the territory.  We have reports that fuschias are still blooming in a  garden ait Gower, and daffodils crocus and other hardy (or  foolhardy) plants are risking their necks.  For all that, it is but eleven and a half months until  Christmas, and the decorative new dents in vehicles left over  from the holiday season are hardly healed yefci.  Perhaps it is as well that Humanity as a whole is incurably optimistic, and that it takes but one sunny day to start  plans, hopes and ideas springing like early flowers once more.  If they, like the bulbs that shoot up are well rooffced, well supplied with a reserve for emergencies, they, too should bear  blossom and in their time, fruit. ,  So many of the plans that are hastily put into effect are  without that careful growth of bulb for substenance that  when the least adversity strikes, before the roots are adequate  to provide for emergencies, the growing idea suffers and may  die.  One or two of the new ventures on the Peninsula might  remember that it is not so far from Christtaias yet, and not  push their development too far too quickly. Let, them but  bide their .time, developing rooits, until it is truly spring. The  natural course of events will then provide them with the needed means for growth.  Holiday scar  Speaking of the Christmas just past, reminds us that there  were no serious accidents over the season and no one was much  hurt from any there were. That is partly due to better roads,  partly due to greater vigilance on the part of the law, and partly to the publicity given the safety campaigns from elsewhere.  Those that suffered most were owners of vehicles who will, this  month end receive garage bills for the ironing^out of fenders  and such. In time, perhaps we may even go through a holiday  without these scars to bear witness. It is something worth  tryingrior.    .''..������  Wilson Creek, B.C.  .:.-> Dec.   27th,  1953.  Editor, Coast News:  Sirs  At long last we have come upon  one of the proposed sources of  funny money and I am sure your  readers will be interested in this  simple .piece pf financial arithmetic. ���''���'   y ;.     ' ���  The author is an experience.!  Socred PaHiainient&rian Mr Black-  more who has -gained some notoriety "recently" extolling Senator  McCarthy. Here*-is what he says;  "If a"-farmer sold wheat in" a  given bin-say a-bushel of it,- to  the Dominion Government and  the Dominion. Government paid  him the cost of the wheat in full  so. that the Dominion Government  went on paying him storage, such  as is now paid to the great elevators, the time would come, if the  channels of trade were hot  cleared, when the farmer would  own that wheat again as the result of his storage.''  It is a moot point here if the  channels of trade were not  cleared and the farmer had  enough, quantity of wheat he  would not need to grow any more.  His future will be taken care of  by the taxpayer.  Yours truly,  C.  Y.  NICAL.  SPEED MONEY SAFELY THROUGH THE MAIL  drigly  to  ensure   pubication,   it  (must be wriat they want, or so  : mercilessly diluted that there is  time or other. Maybe it's to pay for goods ordered from an  out-of-town firm. Or perraps it's to celebrate the birthday of  a close-relative. Whatever the reason, a Bank of Montreal  Money Order* is the safe, sure way to get yoiir money to its   : ho punch left.  Refusing to. publish letters is  qiiite understandable,  but prat-  destination "without delay and without cost to the recipient.  B of M Money Orders can beipurchased for sums up to, one <  tlihg  about .freedom and   local  hundred dollars. For larger sums, a B of M draft is.the best,. ownership falls flat when placed  answeiv And, if. you are in a real hurry to, get your funds despatched,; the B of M's spedal telegraphic and pable transfer::  system can be used.  So 'next time you want to forward money ��� anywhere in  the world ��� see the Gibsons or Secftelt- branch of the Bank of  Montreal; Biave a word with Mike Landrey, the accountant, r chance  see what  at least  one  He will be pleased to show you how^ money can be transferred   reader thinks of its style.  th-S easy, low-cost. way.   ..   _..,.,  ,.,..,     ..'..,-  "���-    ���-���=--    ���������-���-    v.s.PHtisons Dave Rees;  against their actions.  It's when  we. note these actions we see the  Suhi in all it's glory eclipsed. ~  I write this in the hope that some  of the Sum's top brass might by  >.i*.  ���>"����� it ������'��  ����i-  *.-�����.  ..������' i'^ '*!��;  cumstances. Even as the tugs  tried to stem the holocaust we  ,coud see the spray-ice forming  fell over the pilot house; the sea  water was being picked up by  the wind and flung into the air  where it froze at once.  Again in 1928-9 still in the  same predicament as far as logs  were concerned. On the north  tend of Bowen Island tlie frozen  salt spray had bound every small  tree and bush in a solid coating  of ice as high as. 130 feet. We  had several days in that period  when one could lean into the  wind 15 degrees without any  danger of falling and the thermometer at zero all day.  This was the time that hydro  power was at a standstill in the  Puget Sound cities and U.S. warships were augmenting or supplying the light and power.  There was six weeks skating  that year and the last of the  frozen-cascades of spray went  from Bowen Island in April. The  weather forecasting of today  would probably let us know what  was coming���but if they didn't,  look out.  Gibsons L.S.J.  PUBLIC  MEETINGS  Gibsons will have another  election for Commissioners next  year and the. following suggestion would be to the .mutual advantage of the electors and the  candidates.  : Instead of going to the polling  booth as we did this this year,  without a clear cut statement  from the various candidates as  to their aims and program, w��  .should have an opportunity of  hearing all the candidates at am  open meeting.  Would it hot be an. excellent  idea if this were kept in mind  and have some responsible body  sponsor such a meeting open to  all voters.  It would certainly give the  voter an opportunity of making  up his mind as to his choice, and  give the candidate a fair chance  to express publicly his view  points.  Gibsons       . Robert Lamont.  Chartered  Acconntaat  1045 West Pender St.  ��� TAtlow 1954 ���  VANCOUVER 1, B.C.  ~  is-  FOR  WINTER  LUBRICANTS  BATTERIES  REPAIRS  SHELL   ANTI-FREEZE  Phone 48  C Sechelt  don't miss a thing in  1*  ���fro?  ^cc _*  **>**.0tfve  c*e>  e      at**0,      a-  to_* ^v***   ^   *  a^  ia*-*\  \>Q��^  ;**>**_ ^��    tfs^  y&* t^& - *�� v_-*^  ,_w      ���act**  a*d %*fte-   ._ *  'TLL MEET YOU AT THE CASTLE  IN   THE   HEART   OF  THE CITY."  Hotel Castle  VANCOUVER, B.C.  -;"     ������������. AL. BLACK, Manager  MArine 8531 750 Granville Street  MffiMM  %wUm4idiM$  RYE  Aristocrat  Anniversary  Vfecowrt  Melchers Special Reserve  GIN   Lpndon Club London Dry  8 years bid  5 years old  4 years old  3 years old  insist on  5  er<^-i__^^,?r__' "^r^  1  OUAUTY  BRANDS  is*&h  **\  This advertisement is not published or displayed by fhe5 Liquor  Control Board.pr by the Government of British Col_mbia^  :'     '"' ��� ' "'    "   ' ��� ���>' .....%   ��� ��������-��t-._   '&'?;���%'���'.   '!^*- 'rKi-ix$'- JAMES  LAMB  POLIO FUND  The Kinsmen sponsored B.C.  Polio Fund announces the election of Mr. James Lamb of Vancouver as the President of the  fund. He succeeds Mr, Bruce  Grey who held this office for  three years and during his term  of office saw the fund grow to  major proportions.  Mr. Lamb, who is prominent  in British Columbia -financial  circles, has set the fund raising  campaign date for the coming  year as January 11th, climaxing  with the Gigantic Annual  ''Mother's March on Polio",  February 13th.  Port Mellon  Briefs  by Mrs. Swan  The wedding of Gerald Fit-  zimmons and Barbara Hobbs  took place in Victoria, December  19th, in St. Luke's Curch, the  Rev. Canon Pyke officiating.  After a honeymoon at Yellow  Point Lodge,, Vancouver Island,,  the happy couple have settled  down at Gibsons Landing. Their  friends express congratulations  and a happy future.  ^3^iCjrpid has been bus#.oVer  the Yule holidays. Four couples  became engaged. Francis Grant  and Frank Savory, Ruth Brown  aijd Chris Beacon, Violet Mc-  Knight and Max Enemark, Hilda  Wood and Larry Bredy.. Best  wishes to all.  PERSONALS  Quite a lot of illness here.  Baby Nelson recovering from  bronchial pneumonia, Diane  Dentford and .Janet Swanson  both with chickenpox, Mrs. A.  Greggain and Mrs. Grace Wiven  both in hospital for surgery. Mrs.  Richard Molley is back after a  similar experience.  The George MacDonalds also  had their turn with pneumonia  and, chest cold. W. Brown returned from Europe in time to spend  Christmas in Port Mellon.  Don   Durham  completed   the  old year satisfactorily by hook-  ,ing a twenty pound salmon.  MEETINGS  Port Mellon Community  Church Women's Auxiliary will  hold a meeting Tuesday, Jan.  19th at 8:00 p.m. in the Library.  All members are urged to attend  this important meeting.  ����� The Kinsmen of Gibsons are  sponsoring a dance in Port Mellon, January 16th, all proceeds  going to the Polio Fund. The  local Mellonaire Orchestra are  donating their (services. If anyone finds it impossible to attend,  a donation in lieu will be gladly  and gratefully accepted. (  A meeting of the Burns Club  was held January 15th, when  Mr. Ernie Hume was elected  President. Plans for a Burns  Supper have been started, this  to be held January 30th.  KROMHOFF TURKEY  POULTS FOR 54.  Western Canada's Largest poul!  producers���WRITE TO-DAY for  catalogue and prices.  Kromhoff  Turkey Farms Ltd., > R.R. No. 5,  New Westminster, B.C.       Advt.  By ARIES  Quite p number of Sechelt  people were away for the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Johnson  and family, Mr. and Mrs. L. F.  Scott in Vancouver, Mr. and Mrs.  J. Rabas and Patsy in Vancouver  Mr. and Mrs. Max Tracy and  Nicky in Vancouver, Mr. and  Mrs. Cecil Henderson, with  Hug-hie and Lynne at Whonnock.  Mr. Syd Redman was here for  the holidays on the Redman estate, Miss Lindey Nickson spending the holidays with her family  in Vancouver. Mr. Gordon Potts  came.. up from Vancouver for  the holidays with his wife and  children, and Mrs. Hancock  came up to spend them with son  Eddie and Eddie is going abroad  shortly. We shall miss him in  Sechelt, he has been book-keeper  at the Union Esta'tes for some  time. Miss Myrtle Allen was on  leave from Naval Headquarters  Ottawa visiting her sister and  brother inHlawi, Mr. and Mrs.  Reg Henton.  Lucky wiinners on the Wednesday night show for the grocery  hampers were Kay Hall, C.  Bianchard,   and  Ruth   Willians.  Turkey  winners at the show  Gower  Gleanings  by Gypsy Towers  A perfectly gorgeous day���  typical Gower Point weather!  Roses still ablooming���violets  showing their purple faces and  the tulips and daffodils two  inches above ground and just  the beginning of January. Hope  Jack Frdst does not decide to  pay a late call. That's one visitor  we would prefer to sing about  than see.  Have very little to report from  the social ,.whirly,Mrs. Hill in to  Vancouver and back. The Jim  Beatons into Vancouver for a  day or two checking up with the  doctor arid getting O.K.'d for a  proposed trip to Portland and a  visit with their newest grandson  Michael Wood.  The far end of Gower indulging in ia round of gaiety which  the deplorable state of the road,  prevents intercommunication.  Could dwell at much length on  the road, or the lack of one, but  like the streams that run over  and under it dp not make for  pleasant conversation and do not  bear much fruit. Until somebody  hits that ungainly blockade in  the middle of the. trail and ends  up in the hospital I suppose we  must continue to pay gasoline  tax for roads which we haven't  got or organize a working party  and do the work that our Public  Works Department are paid for  but Ho not do.  Regret the passing of Fanny  Borgstrom. Sorry to see the old  timens leave but feel she has  earned a well deserved rest from  her labour.  Mr. -and Mrs. Jules Mainil  taking a few days off o visit  with their family and friends in  town.  Mrs. Pat Mcintosh up to see  her Dad. Mr. Hamilton up the  Reid Road, has cleaned up all  the Christmas, turkey and taken  down the" Chrj_5tm^s' tree.  Otherwise all seems quiet on  the waterfront.  W. StteFadden, D.O.  Optometrist  GIBSONS  Phone Gibaona 91  Office     Hours  9:00   a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evenings by Appointment  Why go to Vancouver for  Optical Service?  were Art Jeffries, Frank Dipuma  (Halfmoon Bay) and Alec Gibson  Other hampers were won by  George Reynolds, Alfred August  and Orv Moscrip.  Sorry to hear so many people  on ihe sick list. Mrs. W.H. Billingsley is improving slowly, as  is Mrs. Stuart Killick. Mr. Ole  Ftagan is on the mend, we are  pleased to hear.  A very happy party for the  St. Hilda's Sunday, school was  held in the Parish hall. Over  one hundred children were entertained. Reverend H.U. Oswald  was MC and Santa Claus arrived  with gifts for all. Many recitations were enjoyed by those  attending. The wedding of the  �� Painted Doll with the little  children dressed for the play was  the highlight of the evening.  The Sunday school workers are  to be complimented on the wonderful showing of these children  refreshments were served, filling out a wonderful evening.  Sorry to hear Mr. Stuart  Killick has been taken to hospital in Vancouver. Hope all goes  'xrell.  Mr. John Toynbee is up from  Vancouver spending a few days  with his family, also getting his  house finished outside, its going  to look really nice with the unusual bhake. sidling.Will be a  beautiful place when all their  ideas materialize.  Mrs. Edna McCurdy is in Vancouver, awaiting that long legged  bird.  Also   In  'Vaniciuveli'   is  Mrs.  Bonnie Linton and children.  Back from Vancouver is Mrs.  Marjorie Hackett after a visit  with Bob.  We were in town ourselves,  spent a very nice musical evening with the Geo. K. Kynoch's.  Mrs. Kynoch is very much better after a severe illn,-:_3.  Mrs. Sara Paul and children  have been in Vancouver for a  few days.  CREEK LEGION  MAN HONORED-   ^-;   ^  John Cotton, serving in the  R.C.A.F* and presently stationed  in the Laurentians, and his  brother, Ralph H. Cotton of  Roberts Creek, President of the  Legion Branch 219, have both  been honored by receiving the  Queen's Coronation Medal.  Mrs. A.N. Cotton, formerly  Mrs. Claire Hare, has been confined to a wheel chair for the  past number of weeks with illness. She is now living at 242  East 43, Vancouver.  Branch 219 held Open; House  at Roberts Creek on New Year's  Day.  Thursday, January 14, 1954 The  Coast News  3  jSU<*>  . . . the letters start. 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Jan. 22 8:00 p.m.  SPECIAL   PRICES  During   Our  YEAR-END    INVENTORY  Clearance Of  CLOTHING & SHOES  Take  Advantage   of   Thisf  Opportunity  For  Real   Values  MURDOCH'S  Marine Supplies  Phone 116  PENDER  HARBOUR  SEE US FOR  HOME IMPROVEMENT LOANS  $100 TO $2000  12 TO 24 MONTHS TO PAY  Bring In Your Building Problems  And Let Us Estimate The Cost.  Gibsons Building Supplies Ltd.  Gibsons 53  TELEVISION  I: '-'  !��o  -> --    V '���  THE SPARTON  "STREAMLINER'  TV 1703 ��� 17" Screen  2(i Tube ��� 6'; Speaker  ow  At S  This Marvellous Little Unit Has Among: Many Latest  Features:���  "FM" TONE QUALITY, RECORD PLAYER ATTACHMENT, ADAPTOR SOCKET FOR UHF, OR  COLOR CONVERTOR. ALL CONTROLS ON  FRONT PANEL JPOR CONVENIENCE.  INSTALLED ONLY $419.50  Includes TV Set, Aerial Booster (necessary in fringe  areas), and A 40. foot Aerial.  OTHER MODELS AVAILABLE AT COMPARABLE  PRICES.  THE "STREAMLINER" IS NOW ON DISPLAY AT  <����*jr>  (om*) {mm}  e_4fi  Phone 32 Gibsons  "Always a Better Buy At Sunset'* 4  The Coast News     Thursday, January 14, 1954  : .'SENIOR BOYS SPORTS  By  NICK  The Elphinstor.e Cougars, last  Friday, humbled a disorganized  Bachelor team by trouncing them  49-23.  The game was a benefit affair  for two of our Basketball Club  members who had recently lost  most of their belongings by fire.  A surprisingly small crowd saw  the game.  The Bachelors sorely missed  their big center, Bob Nygren, who  racked up 24 points in the first  -meeting- of these two teams. Ron  Godfrey paced the losers with 12  points.  Cougar scoring was well distributed with Roger Evans garnering 12 points, Mike Poole and  -Jack Cressweli 10 each. The Cougars second string proved their  ���worth by playing a stand-out half  ���of the  game.  In   a  preliminary     game,     the  ���..senior girls forced the junior boys  anto   overtime   before   bowing   to  -20-18.  Coach J. Clark has arranged  Xor a big four game show Saturday, Jan. 9 th, 1954. Squamish  High School will bring a senior  and a junior team and a senior  girls team, as well as a Men's  team  to  play our  Bachelors.  Box     Score:     Bachelors     (23)  "JTisher, Godfrey 12, Grey 4, Lind  2, Paruwell  2,  Robinson  3.  Cougars    (49)      Cressweli   10,  Douglas   7,   Evans   12,   Hostland,  McKay,   Nichols   2,     Reichelt   6,  Poole  10, Slinn  2.  ODDS 'N' ENDS  By   PAT   PETERSON  The   other   day   I   noticed   an  ���article  on   our  winters  Scientists  have heard for 'years from the  old timers tnat the winters in  their day were colder and the  snow more abundant, etc. Up until reecntly it was thought that  this was just the exaggerating of  the pioneers for the benefit, of  their "soft" descendants, now,  thought, they admit that the  winters are milder and the snow-  less. Besides other details it was  stated that if the temperature increased at the present rate in  100 years the winters of Canada  would be the same as those of  Virginia.  It is more in evidence to us  though in that we never seem to  have a good old-fashioned white  Christmas like we did so many  years ago. The deprived children  of present day are missing all the  fun of sleighs, skis and skates except for a very short time each  ���year.  Although I've heard some pessimists say they prefer a green  Christmas the best way to deal  with them is to ignore them for  of course they are tlie minority.  Somebody  should  take a   poll.  Another good feature of a  snowy winter is the fact that  maybe, just possible, we hope,  the road will be in terrible condition (that's not hard to imagine  on the P.M. roads) and the school  bus will be out of commission.  Tough, eh?  Of course those dear officials  would never let us poor little bereaved children miss school for  very long. That would be so unfortunate; so they would figure  something out.  To some people snow wouldn't  be "such a blessing I have to ad  mit but they usually complain  more than they have to, just to  have something to complain  about.  Maybe they would like it better if it were 90 in the shade in  the winter. Then guess what  they'd say?  You just can't win.  Activity   card   pictures   arrived  Tuesday,  and  activity  cards  will  follow shortly.  The hobby club has a display  of copper tooling in the show  case, some is quite highly skilled  work.  The badminton, clubs turnout  is a capacity crowd every Wednesday noon.  The Red  Cross,  scrap book in  Grade    10-A    is    coming    alon^  nicely.  ODDS   'N'   ENDS���PAT  Well, that nemisis, exams  caught up with us again, the only  difference being that these were  tougher. What a salutation to the  Christmas holidays, supposedly a  time of rejoicing and merry-making.  Maybe it is more fitting that  we realize though, because having  the exams over is something  more to rejoice about, don't you  think. One thing to be thankful^  about, they keep you in suspense  about the results, I suppose in  order to keep the season as merry  as possible, and instead spring  it on 3Tou as the perfect ending  to a happy holiday.  Already they are starting to  herald in the season with the  perpetual carols, as usual only a  month before. By the time Xmas  does roll around you're all sung ���>  out. Alsa a permanent notice of  the holidays is the cheerful voice  of the radio announcer, "Only 20  shopping days until Xmas," and  in between the lines (disregarded) of course, "come buy your  cheer at my store and Ave guarantee prompt delivery of all  bills."  Date Pad  Jan. 15 ��� Gibsons Anglican  Church Hall. 8 p.m., very important meeting of those interested in Boy Scout movement. Top  ranking officials in B.C. Scouts  will be there. Also cub demonstration under Cubmaster Fred  Stenner.  Jan. 17 ��� Again reminding  you to listen to station CHUB  dial 1570���5 to 6 p.m. Sunday.  Your Sunshine Coast program.  Oh well, that's one of the features you disregard, and instead,  lok forward to the lovely snow  drifts so delightfully piled deepest on your sidewalk, the sweet,  young things with their letters  to Santa and too prying questions, at least for the dull witted  parents, about the old fellow, and  of course, New Year's Eve, and  the morning after . (one other  feature  to  disregard).  Seriously though, although  the old timers think that the old  fashioned Xmas has it far above  that of our modern age, and possibly .they are right, remember,  things are on-ly what you make  them.  If only the real spirit of Xmas  is kept in mind then it will be  just as enjoyable and memorable  as ever, for young and old alike.  JANUARY CLEARANCE  Jan 18 ��� Gibsons Elementary  School, 8 p.m., PTA meeting.  Jan.   19 ���  Gibsons  United  ; Church  Hall  2   p.m.   open  WI  meeting guest speaker Mrs. Ada  Shaw,  Provincial President.  Every Tues. ���- 2 to 4 p.m.  Gibsons Library in R. McKibbii'S  office.  Jan 20 ��� Gibson's, home of  Mrs. O. Hardy at 2 p.m., Socred  W.A. Jmeeting.  Jan, 22 ���- Gibsons United  Church "Tlie Prior Claim'7 film  showing 8 p.m.'  Jan. 26 ��� Gibsons WI Whist  Drive, Mrs.  Gosden's at 2 p.m.  March 6 ���5 Roberts Creek  Community Hall. The Choraliers  sponsored by Eastern Star in aid  of Cancer Fund.  THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL ���  ,SELMA PARK. Small cottage,  2 bedrooms, toilet, cold water in,  electric lights, on main highway*  grand ocean view, needs some  work, rented, a good investment.  Full price  only $1350  cash.  FOR   INSURANCE  OR  REAL ESTATE SEE  e  Realty  Phone Gibsons 44  Evenings  95J  Member Association of B.C.  Real  Estate  Agents.  AT  MacLean's  Phone 111 H  Gibsons  TERRIFIC SAVINGS ON VOLUME SALES  52 CHEVROLET Deluxe  4 DOOR SEDAN  In beautiful Sport Beige  with Two-Tone Green Interior. This car has done  11,000 miles with a good  driver.  $1795.00      <  51 CHEVROLET Deluxe  4 DOOR SEDAN  With   Radio   and   Heater.  Finished in beautiful Cast-  cade Blue. Low mileage,  one owner car.  $1625.00  51  CHEVROLET  FAMILY SEDAN  Radio and Heater. Finished  in Juniper Green Metallic.  A  good economical  car.  *      $1585.00  5Q CHEVROLET Deluxe  2 DOOR SEDAN  Finished in Two-Tone dark  Blue and Ivory. A lovely  car, in top condition.  $1395.p0  50 STUDEBAKER  STARLITE  A real little beauty. Reconditioned motor, new tires,  air conditioner.  $1295.00  50 CHEVROLET 2 Door  FAMILY SEDAN  Well equipped with Radio  Heater, Spotlite, Backup  lite, etc.. A good car.  $1385.00  50 FORD 4 Door Sedan  Air-Conditioner. Needs a  little Monkey-Wrenching,  but look at the Price! Only  $795.00  46  FORD  COUPE  Heatetr  equipped.   This  is  Good Transportation at low  Cost. A nice little car. Lots  of miles left.  $695.00..,:..;.  40 MERCURY  4 DOOR SEDAN  Radio   and    Heater.    Low  Cost Transportation at only  $365.00  40 CHRYSLER  7  PASSENGER  SEDAN  Not much to say about this  one, but it has a Good  Motor and Tires.  $165.00  36 DODGE SEDAN  A   Transportation   Special.  Lots of Miles left. Only  S185.00  49  CHEVROLET  HALF TON PANEL  This is a dandy. Completely Reconditioned Motor.  New Paint. New Tires. If  you need a Panel, This i_ it.  $995.00  49  CHEVROLET  THREE-QUARTER     TON  PICK UP  A good littl. truck, good  motor. New tires. Lug-grip  on rear. Body in top shape.  $895.00  47 FORD  THREE-QUARTER  PICK-UP  TON  With Canopy. It's not new,  and doesn't look it, but it  runs good. For only  $495.00  38  HUDSON SEDAN  A Monkey-Wrench Special  It has a cracked head, but  we have another for it. We  will tow it to start it at  $65.00   ,  46 CHEVROLET  HALF  TON  PICK-UP  A good little, work-horse.  Good Tires. Just the thing  for   the  handyman.  $595.00  52 DODGE 2 TON  Factory Built Stake Body.  A good Truck for general  hauling.  Cost  $3500.  new.  $1795.00  50MERMURY  3 TON  CAB  &  CHASSIS  2 Speed Axle. Good Rubber. In top condition. And  look   at  the   price  '   $995.00  _7DODGl_ Tandem Drive  New Motor. Long W.B.  Good for short logs or lumber. At a price that can't  be beat.  $695.00        r  12 TON  t  LOGG  RIA  ILER  In   the  best   of   condition.  Used very little.  $885.00  PHONE 5 S  "THE NAME THAT MEANS A  GOOD DEAL  WILSON  CREEK; f_���_-������yf������-���^p  Legals  LAND ACT  Notice of Intention to Apply to  Purchase Land  In the Land Recording District of New Westminster, B.C.,  and situate at Blind Bay, Jervis  inlet:  Take Notice that David J.  Charman of Hardy Island, B.C.,  occupation Fi'sheirman, 'intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following Island: Commencing at 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.  Signed  "David John Charman"'  Vol. 8 No. 2  Of Many Things  By Ambrose Hills  HARD-BOUGHT THING  Stephen Vincent Benet, in his  famous short story, "Freedom's  a Hard-Bought Thing," had Cue,  his Negro hero, say, "Old Marster,  he's a good marster. I don't want  to do him no harm. I don't want  no trouble or projecting to get  into trouble." But then he went  on, "O 'God, I want to he free. I  just  ache  and  hone   to   be  free.  9  How I going to be free, Aunt  Rachel?"  Canadians sometimes feel  themselves to be in a spot like  Cue. They have shown by their  votes that they feel "Old Marster,  he's a good marster," but just  the same a lot of them ache and  hone for more freedom.  I think it is coming.. Just the  other day, in Montreal, Prime  Minister St. Laurent said that,  "except in grave emergencies,  government should not interfere  in the affairs of business as long-  as  it is  operating legally and  is  Please Clip This Directory Out and Hang By Your Phone  For Reference  ACCOUNTING SERVICE  PENINSULA  ACCOUNTING   .SERVICE  All Types of Accounting Problems  Expertly Attended  Gibsons:  Mondays   &  Fridays  Sechelt: Tuesdays . &  Thursdays  G.O.   FAHRNI  Gambier  Harbour  BLASTING  BLASTING  BOCK, HARD-PAN, STUMPS, etc.  Also  Road  Work  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-4 & D-6   Bulldozing  Clearing   Teeth  A.E. RITCHEY,  Phone   GIBSONS   86  FLORIST  Flowers  for   all  occasions.  We are agents for large  Vancouver florists.  Fast service for weddings  and funerals.  *   JACK MAYNE  Phone Sechelt 24 or write  GIFT STORE  Notions ��� Cards ��� Toys  Miscellaneous   Gifts  GIBSONS 5-10-15 STORE  Left of Post Office  Gibsons,  B. C.  Headquarters  for  Wool,  MACHINISTS  CLEANERS  PENINSULA CLEANERS  Cleaners for the Sechelt  Peninsula.  ��� Phones ���  Gibsons 100 ���- Sechelt 45 J  CYCLE REPAIR  SELMA   CYCLE  Member of Cycle Trades Assoc.  Bicycles: New & Reconditioned  "Lay Away" now for Xmas  Lawn   Mowers   Sharpened  Repairs" to all wheel goods  CITY" PRICES  SELMA FISHING RESORT  Phone 69 M  HILLS MACHINE SHOP  Mobilized Welding  Welding anywhere -��� Anytime  Expert Tradesmen  Precision Machinists  Phone 54 ��� Res. 78  PLUMBING  MARSHALL'S    PLUMBING,  HEATING   and SUPPLIES  Phone Gibsons 64S, - 104, -r or 33  NURSERIES  THOMSON'S NURSERIES  Ornamental  TREES AND SHRUBS  FRUIT TREES -ROSES  R.R, 1 Gibsons, on Sechelt  Highway  RADIO  ELECTRICAL WORK  Home and Industrial Wiring ;  ; Electrical. Heating  GIBSONS ELECTRIC  Phone 130  Appliances ���  Fixtures  ���  Radios  Member   Electrical   Heating  Asa'n.  RICHTERS   RADIO  Sechelt, B.C.  Phone Sechelt 25_  RADIO - APPLIANCE SERVICE  Speedy   Guaranteed   Work  New and Used Radios  SECHELT CARTAGE  HYDROCRANE SERVICE  Hydraulic  Clam Shell  Excavating  Ditching  "Gravel  Loading'"  R.C. RITCHEY  Gibsons 107 M  ,M.  HEMSTREET     .  Sawdust ��� Wood ��� Coal  We haul anything, anywhere,  anytime  Phone Sechelt 97H       Sechei��&.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  C & S SALES & SERVICE  Phone 39 S Sechelt  performing a public service." I  believe that Mr! St. Laurent really  means what he says, and that  you and I can look forward to  seeing the government releasing  some of its war-time powers.  Television and radio may be  first to get this freedom. Certainly there will be some moves made  to correct the ludicrous situation  we are in right now: a so-called  democracy, with the two main  means of mass communication  held in the chains of a government monopoly.  Transportation, too, is likely  to get a taste of freedom." Canadian Pacific Airlines may be  given the green light to compete  in trans-continental air cargo  service, which certainly would be  a worthwhile public service.  On top of this, the government  shows a willingness to sell some  v of its many business enterprises  and allow free competition to  sharpen them up and make them  into solid profit-makers, and consequently worthwhile to taxpayers.  There are other areas where  the government might take steps  to prove that Mr. St, Laurent-  meant what he said.  But I doubt if these freedoms  Thursday, January 14, 1954        The Coast News  1}  as  ANGLICAN CHURCH  St.     Bartholomew's     Church  Gibsons  January   17th,   1954  2nd Sunday after Epiphany  11.00 a.m. Morning  Prayer  11:00 a.m. Sunday School  St.  Hilda's   Church   ���   Sechelt  .11.00 a.m.  Sunday School  1:45   p.m.   Evensong  St. Aidan's Church  Roberts Creek  3:15  p.m.  Evensong  1:45 p.m. Sunday School  St.   VINCENT'S   MISSIONS  St. Mary - Gibsons - 11:00 a.m.  Holy Family ��� Sechelt  9:00 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.m.  BETHEL   CHURCH  Sechelt  Legion   Hall   road.  2:00 p.m. Sunday School  Gpspel Service, 3:00 p.m.  PENTECOSTAL  TABERNACLE  Sunday Services:  9:45 a.m. Sunday. School   .  11:00   a.m.   Devotiqnal  '7:30 p.m.. Evangelistic  Wednesday, night  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 p.m.  Roberts Creek  Service Monday,  7:30 p.m.  FOR SALE  BY  THE BRITISH COLUMBIA  POWER COMMISSION  The British Columbia  Power Commission is open  for bids on diesel electric  generator units and auxiliary equipment all located  at the, Commission's plant  at Sechelt, B.C., land and  buildings; not included.  For full particulars and  Offer to Bid forms contact:  Ths Purchasing Agent,  British Columbia  Power Commission,  P.O. Box 550,  Victoria, B.C.  will come fast. Freedom is a hard-  bought thing, and even the Prime  Minister will find his good intentions blocked and hampered by  an army of bureaucrats eager to  hold onto their powers. If he is  to succeed in giving us all a  greater degree of freedom, he  will have to fight hard to accomplish it.  It seems to me that all of us  who believe in freedom as a dynamic force which can. make this  country great beyond all dreams  should urge the Prime Minister  to put his words into practice all  down  the line.  Maybe  he'd* wel  come ��� a letter like this: "Dear  Mr. Prime Minister, I don't want  no trouble or projecting to get  into trouble. But I just ache and  hone to be free. But you got  chains on speech and you got  chains oil travel and you're digging deep into my pocket book.  So how I going to be free, Uncle  Louis?"  TOO  LATE  TO   CLASSIFY  ��Vz cubic foot General Electric  Fridge, A-l condition and reasonable. Phone Gibsons 74 H.  NOTICE:  K.6W_ird  for information leading- to the  capture and return of several Legion Bugles!  Will those who have had these bugles out please  return to the Legion Hall on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.  Dave Herrin, Pres.  5T  i <___  ^kPPf  p?   Minimum Charge  50c for 15 words  2c per extra word  by cash.  .c<, ,        Billing charge added.  $fi7Vffl*&��$?      Deadline Tues. 5 p.m.  pt^i  with the  FOR SALE  FOR   SALE  Summer Special, Fir - $10.00  Cord. Alder - $9.00.-  J. Smid & J. Renyk. 21 J.'     tfn  PIANO Dark Walnut 50 inches  high. Very Good condition. See  ithis instrument. $350. Box 17  Coast News. tfn  Selma Park, cottage on main  Sechelt highway, w|th lovely  view, has water and lights, full  price only $1325. Totem Reality.  Jeep half ton pick up truck  $1150 cash. R. Ritchey Gibsons  107M tfn.  No fooling at all���if its. good  investment you want, we have  . it, very valuable business property here in Gibsons, good, rentals, plenty of room for expansion  and its a bargain. Totem Realty  at Gibsons.  49 G.M.C. V_ ton panel. Full  seat, radio, heater, rubber A. 1  G. Hunter, Granthams 63.  Want a really nice two bedroom home with million dollar  view? Close in, two blocks from  P.O., automatic electric hot  wiater, automatic electric range,  oil circulating heater. Full price  only $6500 on terms. Totem  Realty, Gibsons.  .Selma Park, think of : it, 3  bedrooms, modern home, on  main highway, ideal location,  nice view. Full price only $5220  on. terms, $1750 down, balance  $50 per month. Totem Realty,  Gibsons.  Baby    Buggy    and    Stroller,  reasonable. Phone Granthams 83  Rough   and   Planed   Lumber  Phone   Halfmoon   Bay   1Z  KOLTEHMAN  SAWMILLS  Halfmoon Bay  One Chesterfield with chair  $35.00, one cot without mattrass  $5.00, two chests of drawers  $10.00 each. Phone Gibsons 21S.  No matter what you want in  Real Estate���a lot, acreage,  waterfrontage, large or small  home, investment property, you  can depend on it, it will pay you  to see Totem Realty at Gibsons.  ALWAYS A BETTER BUY  THERE.  Pre-season sale, 14 foot clinker-built boat 4V_ Wisconsin  engine. Three years old. Ted  Farewell, Wilson Creek.  Modern cafe,  fully  equipped,  finest  location  on   Peninsula.  Totem Realty, Gibsons.  Coal or wood stove, $35. D.  Kelly, R.R.I, North Road, Gibsons. 3  Gibsons, business area, an  ideal site for hotel or motel,  someone will get that license,  we have the location. Totem  Realty, Gibsons.  FOR   RENT  NEW DUPLEX, only $45 per  month.  Totem  Realty,  Gibsons.  WORK WANTED  Nursing care, by graduate of  Grace Hospital, Winnnpeg. Mrs.  D.M. Carruthers, R.R.I. Gibsons.  ' INSURANCE  Fire ~ Auto - Liability. Prompt  courteous service  .  Totem   Realty,   Gibsons.  tfn  WATCH REPAIRS  CARD   OF  THANKS  Mrs. M. Lissiman wishes to  thank all friends who; so kindly  sent "Get Well" cards and letters  during her recent illness. Special  thanks to Dr.' McColl for his  attention.     " /  : *'*���  Fast, -Accurate, -Guaranteed  Watch reparirs. -Marine Men's  Wear,. Gibsons. tfn  C��T?,T>  o**  THANKS  I wish to express my thanks  to all my kind friends-who have  so kindly remembered my birthday.  S.G. Armour.  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 &  The Coast News     Thursday, January 14, 1954  oberts Cree:  oil iii  by Madge Newman  Wedding bells will ring out  on the 16th when .Norma Wallis  and Dick Gaines exchange vows  in St. Aidan's Church. Norma  received her discharge from the  R.C.A.F. in order to marry. The  young couple will reside in Van  couver where Dick is employed  at  _��.".--..  Maureen Ross, who calls Roberts Creek 'home', now* teaching  at Abbotsford, will wed in August. The lucky man is Don Sleep.  The New Year's frolic at the  Hall was a gay affair and well  attended.    Fraser    River    Boys  supplied the music.  Teen Towners had their first  meeting of 1954 at the home of  Mrs. A.M. Lowe, who will sponsor the Club, taking over from  Mrs. R. Cumming who has had  to resign due to ill health.  Badminton Club re-opened ont  the 5th and will continue each  ���Tuesday night in the Hall.  FOR BEST RESULTS  USE THE COAST NEWS  CLASSIFIED  Customline Fordor Sedan  NOW  DISPLAY!  i ���  .  STILL MORE POWER  lor greater smoothness, more flexibility  and safety  NEW, MORE POWERFUL V-8 ENGINE  backed by over 20 years'experience  in building V-8's  STILL MORE STYLE  Even more beauty-leader models to  choose from in 3 great lines  STILL MORE  DRIVING EASE  offering Power Steering* Power Brakes*  Fordomatic Drive* and a host of  other "worth-more" features  X*WMte sidewatl tires, fender: skirts; radio. Power Steering, Power  Brakes and Fordomatic Drive optional at extra cost on certain models.)  It's here���the brilliant new 1954 Ford V-8 .  with exciting new style distinction ... new,  wider range of models . . . new V-8 power . . '.  new easy-driving features. ..to make Canada's;  "worth-more'' car worth-still more in '54.  The new 12Q-Hp. V-8 engine in all Customline  and Crestline models is the finest V-8 ever to;  plpwer a Ford." It offersymore power than ever ���  before���and that" means more smoothness;  faster acx^ieratipn, greater safety and flexibility  in all your driving! The famous 110-Hp. Strato-  Star V-8 in all Mainline models, tested over  millions of motoring-miles;, combines smooth,  dependable V-8 power with amazing fuel economy. Both engines are the products of over 20  yeare'experience in building Vr8 engines . -���. -.'.  moris than all other manufacturers combined!  Ford sets the,pace again in '54 with brilliant  new beauty of. styling, inside and out. The  completely new Grestl i rie Sky liner, with ;its top -*r  of transparent, Plexiglas, and the new high-  fashion jCrestline Sedan, interpret the latest  innovations of^^ niiipdern ;motbring. .,.,,,  0   Ford.fotT*54;:offers "Master-Guide" Power  Steering*, Ppwsr .Brake** and, of course/ fully'  autorhatic  Fordomatic* __K*e  to 'rriake -all  driving easy, and effortless.: Ford's deep-down  riding comfort rivals that of far more costly cars.:  Your Ford Dealer invites you to test-drive the  hew-*54 Ford now. See fori yourself why Ford  V-8 is wdrih isi-itl More in '54. '  PRESENTING ^THRILLING NEW  MODELS  Crestline Sedan  ... the all-new style-  leader in its field whose  luxurious appointments  will make it perfectly  at home in the  smartest circles!  Crestline SkyRrier  fy:'.: utterly new and utterly different,  with a transparent top of tinted  Plexiglas over the driver's compartment  ,   that invites the sun and the scenery,  gently filters out heat and glare!  ,1  ���i-V...  YOUR FORD DEALER INVITES YOU ... COME   INS ARRANGE A TlST"DRIVEi  No. 2  No. 3  Pender Harbour Sub Agent     Gerry Gordoii inwwmmwffvi  Police Court Hews  In MAGISTRATE JOHNSTON'S  COURT  In Magistrate Johnson's Court,  before and since the Christmas  holidays, there have been a  variety of charges heard.  The preliminary hearings of  Stanley Wray and Gordon Cochrane that had heen adjourned  have been completed. They have  been committed for trial by a  higher court, and have been released on bail of $2500.00 each.  David Jack Wendland of Madeira Park ���was fined $25.00 and  costs for driving without due  care and attention on December  22nd. Meeting the Police car  while he was travelling on the  Fireball News  The Gibsons Volunteer Fire;  Brigade wishes to thank the  public generally for their care  of their homes and decorations  over the holidays, which resulted in a fire-free Christmas for  Gibsons and <area.  At the meeting of the Fire-  boys on Monday all requests for  equipment, were discussed and  properly organized for presentation to the Board of Commissioners for Gibsons Landing.  It was brought up, too, that  we now hav a larger number of  fire hydrants, and due to the fact  that the boys are all working iri:  the daytime, they are unable to  get around to inspect/ them all  in daylight. They seek the cooperation of the public in noticing the condition of the fire  hydrartts, and should any be  seen to be damaged, the Firemen  would appreciate being told of  it. Also, if valve boxes are filled  with debris or overgrown with  weeds.  The new Pump has now been  well tested, and prove's to be  very good indeed. This is a,portable pump, which may be used  (to pump from any available  source of water, such as a full,  diltch or a stream, near the spot  where water is required. Two  men can carry it handily, running. It weighs 115 pounds. It  pumps from any available snoL  ply to the Fire truck, from which;  an turn two hose lines can deliver a full stream. The recent  tests run by the group have  proved it to be a very valuable  iadjunct to -the equipment already on hand.  .0 It is hoped it will not be1 needed, but should it be, ilt really  works.  wrong side of the road, he had  forced the Police car partially  off the road, and when followed,  was seen to be weaving badly  from side to side of the road.  Adr'ien Francis Theroux of  Haney was charged oru two  counts, with theft. First, that of  stealing a record player and  amplifyer from the Wilson Creek  Community Hall, and second  with stealing a tool box and  tools, property of A Koponyas.  On each charge he was sentenced  to three months at hard labour,  sentences  to  run consecutively.  Theroux was apprehended by  Const. E.R. Neale of Haney. The  case was heard on Dec. 28th.  William James Baxter of Halfmoon Bay, who drove his car  over the side of the road was  fined $20.00 and costs for driving without due care and attention. Baxter was pointing out the  scenery to his parents who were  riding with him'. The car overturned, but was prevented by  a tree from hurtling down hundreds of feet. No one was injured.  Beverly Arthur Plumridge of  Mission City was fined $25.00  and costs for driving without  due care arid attention, the  charge arising out of Plumridge  having been 'playing tag' with  another car on the highway at  Sechelt. Police took temporary  charge of the car, and sent Plumridge home, at the time of the  game.  Lloyd George Scouler of New  Westminster   was   fined   $15.00  and   costsi   for   exceeding   the  speed lim\t iat Wilson Creek.  CORRECTION:  The? y Coast News wishes to  correct its report in a recent  issue of the charges arising out  of the roWbery at Garden) Bay  Beer Parlour. Gordon Cochrane  '\was hot charged ini connection  with this robbery. Coast News is  pleased to m'ake the correction,  and to publish an apology.  Free ^Flliii ^kiitU...      .'. ��� l-  United Church  Ever see a plant with a digestive system? Or a bird that flies  backward? Or a chameleon with  his built-in lasso?; These and  other natural phenomena you  can see in the full-color film  "Prior Claim." The film, just  released from Moody Institute  of Science, Los Angeles, will be  shown : at.,. Q4 b s o n s United  Church, Gijbsbns, January ,22nd,  at 8:00 p.m. Admission is free?  brinjjsacfior  neman  Thursday, January 14, 1954       The Coast News  Behind the hum of your refrigerator and the comforting  Ight of your lamps is the labor  of the Lineman. He works to  keep that precious current flowing  into  your  home.  He is a skilled specialist who,  while you sleep, fights an endless war against wind, rain, snow,  cold and Heat. The enemy is hidden in the wires he labors to  keep repaired; for the voltage  that flows through the wire to  bring light and warmth to you,  may mean, death to him. He plays  tag with wires that carry 12,000  volts of power. While we never  give it a thought we all know  that danger and death are ever  present.  So the next time you are reading in bed or playing bridge and  the lights go. out, don't curse the  power company, but give a  thought to the Lineman rushing  through the storm and darkness  to find the break and bring back  to you the lifeblood electricity.  WARM CLOTHING FOR THE  CAREFUL SHOPPER.  Jackets, Coats, Wool Dresses  Children's Snow Suits ��� Rubbers, Etc.  The Tasella Shoppe  Phone 29 J  Sechelt  WEEKLY  COLUMN  By TONY GARGRAVE, 3DL.A.  In reply to his letter to federal  M.P.'s asking for support in his  effort to get.a B.C. -coast guard,  Tony Gargrave, MLA, received  ten replies;       ,  .Tony Gargrave said that of the  ten Liberal, Conservative arid  CCF MlP.'s replying only one did  not think more coastal protection  necessary. Five federal members  said that they would continue to  fight for a better coast guard system. Four M.P.'s 'sat on the  fence.' While acknowledging: the  letter they    wouldy  not: commit  ythemselves^one^ywa^%T^ ^no^?s''  Tony Gargrave wrote all B.C.  M.P.'s and Senators urging them  to support a resolution passed by  the B.C. Legislature last October,  for a better life-saving^ organiza-.  tion on the coast.-Which would,  said  the  resolution,   "extend  the  utmost protection to lives m.;p(9rii.  through     marine     disasters*; ih;  coastal waters." So far, saictxiiie..,,  Mackenzie' MLA  no   Senator  has;;  replied   to   the   letter ; sent   last  month.   r . ���:���������.������  SPECIALS!  Ladies' Socks, 100 percent Pure Nylon, Assorted Colors-  Sizes 9 to 11, Regular 79c SPECIAL 59c  Men's and Boys T-Shirts, 20 percent REDUCTION  Girl's Vestee & Skirt1 Sets, sizes 6 to 12 years.  Wool Plaids, Reg. $5.95. SPECIAL  $4.95  Plaid Wool Skirts, Pleated, sizes 10 to 16 years-  Reg. $4.50 SPECIAL $3.50  The Toggery  Phone 56  Sechelt  Union  GENERAL   STORE  SECHELT, B. C.  MEATS: Saturday Only  ROUND STEAK, gr. A choice, lb.  WEINERS, per lb...................  ���  ���*���������  Look For Thursday Specials  ':.-.'' On The Blackboard  :'(���'���  Wina  I  KOLTERMAN  SAWMILLS  Halfmoon Bay  Rough & Planed Lumber  Phone  Halfmoon   Bay   7 Z  Name "Tlie Great Gi(��JeriIeeve" parrot in  ParkqyMargarine's ,Cahaj_iOri;;Coiitest'  3 Fords and 231 other valuable prizes given away  K*AFT'S 2 lbs,  75c  PARKAY MARGARINE  DRYGOODS:  CLEARANCE' SALE Of Short Lines of Rubbers,  Overshoes," Socks and Many Other Items.  Check The Bargain Table.  6  \y.  i  M  ; :  !  INVESTOR  MUTUAL  Learn about this easier, simpler  way to share in Canada's expanding industries. Ask your  Investors Syndicate representative for full details. *' ..   .      .;...,...  Write or Phone  NEV ASTLEY  District  Manager  3780 Cambie St.,      FA  1931 \ :  Vancouver, B.C.  MANAGED AND   .  DISTRIBUTED BY  INVESTORS SYNDICATE .  OK CANADA LIMITED   /  mmfim.  :**��.A''::i-r  vi.iX.r.b. 8  The   Coast  News     Thursday, January 14, 1954  [ocas interviews  Is Be Recorded  Next week-end, it is expected,  Norman Hanson of CBU will be  on the Sunshine Coast to take  and record interviews with local  fishermen who know the industry and the   area.  Hanson is the Radio Reporter  who gives the early morning  broadcast of weather for the  mariners, and who also gives a  wealth of fishing news and infor  mation applicable to the waters  off the Lower Mainland. These  broadcasts -. are heard at seven  in the morning.  Those expected to be interviewed for tape recording are  Walter Nygren of Gibsons, Bob  Donley of Pender Harbour, and  Clarence Joe of Sechelt.  L.S. Jackson, of Wilson Creek  is sponsoring Mr. Hanson's trip  and the interviews, as a matter  of general interest and information.  ou  'S  FOR QUICK SALES  USE THE COAST NEWS  CLASSIFIED  In MAGISTRATE JOHNSTON'S  COURT  This most recent session with  Magistrate A. Johnston concerned a general mixture of charges.  For failing to file Income Tax  returns for 1952 Clarence Allen  Cook paid, a fine of $25.00 and  costs.  BOWLING  Gibsons Mixed League  F. Brown, 536. J. Wilson 200.  J. Drummond 683. A. Winn. 268  Co-Op 2601, Dbnalaji's 8 points.  A juvenile was placed oru probation for one year for tampering with mail boxes in the Gibsons area.  'Two- juvenlUesi, i��or stealing  articles from the home of S.J.  Thomson, R.R.I., Gibsons, were  placed on probation, 'and the  final disposition of their case  suspended indefinitely. Recovered articles were ordered returned to the owner.  Robert E-gin Low of Half  Moon Bay paid a fine of $25.00  and costs for creating a disturbance at a dance at Wilson Creek  just prior to Christmas. His wife,  Mrs. Myrtle Hazel Low was  bound over to keep the peace for  three months.  Earl Robert Tyson and Robert  Kenneth Tyson were engaged in  a fracas on New Year's Eve.  They were found guilty of assault, and bound over to keep  the peace. for six months. They  were released on posting surety  in their own recognizance of  $100.00 each.  In connection. with-'the above,  Graham Donald MacLean was  charged.with creating a disturbance, but his case was dismissed.  Klassen Cartage Co. of Vancouver were fined $30.00 and  costs at an ex-party hearing, for  failing to have the proper license  under the Motor Carriers Act.  ���������:��� w��x:^<.K^K->>a-K-KX-K:-;rfe:;::>;^:::-:;:rW.,..,..,   ... ... _^a  ?s got It  e^uve  ���������   \  The instant yon see these 1954 Buicks, you'll know that something sensational has happened in automobile styling.  Here is vastly more than the usual model changeover. Here  is vastly more than could be ddne just by warming over what  Buick had before. Here is something accomplished by going  far beyond artful face-lifting.  Here is that rarity of rarities���a completely new line of  automobiles.  But Buick didn't stop with the bolder, fresher, swifter-lined  beauty you see in raised and lengthened fender sweep���in the  huge and back-swept expanse of windshield���in the lowered roof-,  line���in the host of extra glamor features of exterior modernity.  They upped all horsepowers to the highest in Buick history.  They engineered a new V8 for the low?priced SPECIAL,  so that now the entire Buick? line has Buick's famous V8 engine  ���and in the process came up with new Power-He'ad Pistons  that boost gasoline mileage in every engine.  They brought to - market a sparkling newcomer with a  famous name, the Buick CENTURY���a car with phenomenal  horsepower for its weight and price���a car with more pure  thrill per dollar than any Buick ever built.  ��� And they did all this without change of the price structure  which, for years, ha6 made Buick the most popular car at its  price in the world.  We invite you to come in and inspect these great beauties,  these great performers, these great buys. Then you'll see why  previewers are already saying, "Buick's the beautiful buy!"  WHEN BETTER AUTOMOBILES ARE BUILT-BUICK WILL BUILD THEM  4 Great Series  tlie beautiful buy  8, Century, Super and Headmaster..  Phone 5 S  "THE NAME TH AT MEANS ���& GOOD DEAL"  Wils_n Creek.

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