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Array pR<yy^^^^  v. ?  Vici;orj.a(   v ���   ^ ���  your aewg os  orders to  -Seventh Year of Publication  Vol. 7 ��� No. 48/   Thursday  December  8/ 1953     Published in GIBSONS, B.C.     Serving the Sunny Sechelt Peninsula  lull  ns  iurglars  ar Plunges  improvement District Open Cash Reeister   Port ISellofi load  A special committee of the  Sechelt Board of Trade, tinder  (chairman, Mr. Jim Parker, is  working on a pliam for an Improvement District.  Mr. E.F. Cooke was responsible for the actual drafting and),  drawing the actual plan of the  area to be covered. The east  boundary will be at the George  Kynoch property in Selma Park  Heights, and will take in Selma  Park and Sechelt, with west  boundary at the Bernel Gordon  cabins, and out along the Porpoise Bay roads to the Government wharf there: The leased  properties on the Sechelt Reserve are also' included.  Should the Improvement District be accepted by the taxpayers, finances will then be available to take care' of street  lighting and fire protection,. All  taxpayers in the proposed area  will have an opportunity, to express their views.  B of T And Legion  Sponsor March of Dimes  THe Annual March of Dimes  to assist Crippled Children, is  being (sponsored by the combined  efforts of the Sechelt Board of  Trade, and the Sechelt Branch  140, ^Canadian* Legiort;  Suitably labelled tin cans are  being   placed   in   all   biusiness  premiss thoughout they -area of  * Sechelt and district. Do go out of  your way to putydur* donations  ;yc^ ^these' "cans' for" this  woftuy"  cause.  Thor Christenson's "Gibsons  Meat Market" was the object  of attention of Tuesday night's  burglary.  Some time during the night,  burglars had shinnied up a  plank to one of the rear, windows of the Meat Market, and  pulled off the screening. Finding their entry blocked by the  motor which operates the cooling plant, the burglars tried the  window above. Breaking that,  they climbed through.  Evidently ' fearing detection  from outside, they had draped  the other bafck window with  a butchers' apron, which* they  left in place behind them. Sawdust tracked about gave evidence of their prowling in and  out; of the front shop and the  meat cooler.  v Marks of a tool in the hardwood of the cash register indicate the attempts that were  made to open the drawer. As  * Mr. Christenson remarked "It  was empty anyway"; so that  nothing of value was lost that  way.  The burglars were evidently  hungry, having taken two large  bites from a wedge of cheese,  and sampled weiners, remnants  of which were left about. They  had not been in a hurry, as they  had taken time to sample some  of. Thor's cigars from the box  on a shelf. These had not- been  iboo ipa1_sfactoryt as they had  been lit at the, wrong end and:  ^v^heni. Jtef$��.^ it#__^�� ,'yyf,'. y-'l, w.^;&?;��  ^;TCo^_i.^^6inig''bf the RCMP  is investigating.  Trustees lliitiecl At  School Board Meeting  Three Trustees were elected at the meeting of the Representatives of the various Attendance Areas, last week at the Glenda-  louugh Lodge, in Sechelt. From the several nominations, th��  following were elected, Mr. Funnell of Roberts Creek, Mr. Hough  of Gibsons, and Mr. Humphries of Granthams Landing.  With   School   Inspector,   Mr.  On Sunday evening last, a car,  driven ��� by Mr. Dow, of Howe  Sound Bulp Mills, struck a soft  shoulder on the road and plunged down a steep embankment  in an almost inaccessible spot.  Later it caught firef and the interior was badly burned.  Mr. Dow, who was going back  to Port Mellon, stated that he  was trying to miss-Some of the/  pot holes during a hejavy driving  rain, and the soft earth gave way  at the edge of the; road, taking  the car with it. No one was injured in the accident.  The fire was due, evidently,  to the fact that they/driver had  been smoking a pipe; and when  he went over the bank, it was  knocked from his teeth. Spilled  tobacco had ignited ^the upholstery, and the fire was observed  about an hour later;  Gibsons Firemen responded to  Contable Thomas' request for  help and were able to put the  fire out with extinguishers.  Port Mellon Ind  Gibsons Protit Road  Gibsons Board yvof Trade,  through Lock Knowles, its president, has sent a telegram to  the Minister of Public Works,  protesting the state of the Port  Mellon Road, ancir'^he type of  material that is^bleing^dumped  on it in the nsup^|of niatoieni*  ���iiiwc^^^e^&id^i^^^^_^i^a'  the use of; crushed rock; as the  only feasible material.  Port Mellon, after haying _  driver make a special trip over  the rpad, has also sent a telegram  to Mr. Gaglardi.  urcnases  one  The Federal Cabinet has approved sale of the Dominiont Government Telephone and Telegraph System in B.C. to the B.C Telephone Co., its associate, North-west Telephone Co., and Canadian  National Telegraphs. Total price announced was $1,500,000, with  the telephone companies paying $750,000 for the telephone properties and the telegraph company paying an equal amount for the  telegraph facilities.  The acquisition of the telephone part of the system by the  telephone companies has yet to  be approved by the Board of  Transport Con_ous_ioniers which  has jurisdiction over B.C. Telephone Co., and the Public Utilities Commission which has jurisdiction ovler North-west Telephone Co.  Owing to technical and administrative complexities invoL  ved in the transfer of the  properties, the purchasers are  not expected to actually take  over for several months.  The telephone portion of the  government system in British  Columbia, serves approximately  5000 telephones and employs  slightly more than 150 persons,  including linemen and telephone  operators.  The  telephone  system   iteelf  consists   roughly   of   three  sections-���central B.C., the Cariboo  and the coastal area,  y , The central B.C. section serves  _re Terrace, Hazelton, Vander-  hoof, Sanithers and Burns Lake-  In the Cariboo, the system,  serves communities such as  Quesnel, Wells, Williams Lake-  Clinton, Lillooet, Lytton and  Ashcroft.  Among centres served in the  coastal section are Tofino and  Ucluelet on the west coast of  Vancouver Island; Masset, Port  Clements and Queen Charlotte  City on the Queen Charlotte  Islands; Alert Bay and Pender  Harbour, Gibsons and Sechelt  on the Sechelt Peninsula. Con-  nections also are made to such  isl'ands as Denman, Hornby,,  Keats, Minstrel, Quadra, Las-  queti and Savary.  Main long distance lines include 277 miles between Ashcroft and Prince George, 75  miles between Williams Lake  and Bella Coola and 53 miles?  between William�� Lake and Dog  Creek.  Majority of the exchanges are  all major centres of population joint telegraph-telephone offices-.  between; but not including, while at some locations radios-  Prince Rupert and Prince telephone or wireless telegraph.  George.   Amoni?   these   centres   facilities' are available.  ^s^_|_____  G  R  ommission  ecor  d-Ro  Rendle, ini the Chair, and the  Secretary of the Board present,  the fifteen Representatives  brought forward their respective  ideas, needs- and: suggestions for  their schools for 1954.  Madeira Park School grounds  and Playgrounds need: attention.  The Playgrounds are wet. The  actual grounds around the school  building must be either grassed  or surfaced. There is much overcrowding there, and the activities room and annex have both  been pressed into service as class  rooms. The school must soon be  enlarged. The water system is  said not to: produce sufficient  pressure to operate successfully..  Sjechelt school needs new fire,  escapes, and loading platforms  should be built for the bus loading and unloading. ,  Gibsons Elementary School'  also heeds new fire escapes,  grass sown, and a fence between-  the playing field and the school  building.  The old annex at the back is  to be dismantled. The Junior  Senior Highschool front grounds  are to be improved.  The Half Moon Bay School  presents a problem. It is occupied now only by the grades one,  ���two and three pupils. It needs  repairs to the; floor, etc. to keep  it ini operation for the time  being.  Egmont   school   wants   High-  schools Classes, but this is unlikely at presnt. It is thought  that with the new road opening,  the High School Students will be  accomodated at Madeira Park.  The meeting broke off at noon  to enjoy a pleasant luncheon  served in the Glendalough Lodge  dining room, which Mrs. Mayne  had decorated for the occasion.  ��� Business was resumed after  luncheon.  Sechelt Buys  New Fire Truck  The Sechelt Volunteer Fire  Brigade have purchased a new  fire truck. It is ah ex-R.C.A.F.  cralsh fire truck, a compact  machine with water tank, pump,  space for ladders, a siren, and  a red blinker light.. The truck  wals purchased from the town of  Kaney.  A deadline had been set for  date of purchase, and through  the prompt action and co-operation of the liason committee of  tlie Fire Brigade and the Sechelt  Board of Trade, and the loan  comimittee of the Roberts Creek  Credit Union, the deal was put  through.  Now the local firemen have a  well ecmipped fire truck', something they have wanted for a  long time.  BOr Make Road V  Recommendtions i  The Civic���-.* Affairs Committee  of the Sechelt and District Board  of Trade has been busy under the  chairmanship of .Mr. C. Stewart.  They hlave made recommendations to the Highway Traffic  Department on road signs and  speed limits on the highway  from Gibsons and up the Penin-.  sula. The matter now rests with  that Department to be acted  upon. '  In the meiantime they have  requested the Public Works  Department for No Parking  signs to be placed iri front of the  Sechelt Tea Rooms. ,TMs has  been done, and there no longer  is congestion of traffic and  blocking of the waterfront road  which leads to the residences  and the Sechelt Inn on the sea-  front.  This same committee has also  requested that an additional road  grader should be here for the use  <he Public Works Department.  It is felt that one grader cannot  possibly keep the road to Port  Mellon, the road from Sechelt  to Half Moon Bay, the road to  Porpoise Bay, and the side roads  in the area in proper condition  for vehicles.  A resolution backed by all the  Boards of Trade on the Peninsula, has been presented to the  Government asking that road to  Pender Harbour be improved.  ompieted  of samples sent in by Dr. Inglis:  proved highly satisfactory.  Road Commissioner Ritchey  reports just some small gravelling jobs and ditch clearance  in progress at present!  PAPER    LATE  The Coast News regrets that it  .is ?. few hours Pater than usual.  Unpredictable difficulties.  A full slate of commissioners at the regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1st, were able to inspect the completed addition to the  Municipal Hall, which now only needs the installation of the plumbing and. the setting in of one window to be ready for use. This  addition houses a fire-proof Records Room, a lavatory and a space  which serves admirably for a voting booth, a desk shelf having  already been installed.  A letter was  directed  to  be!  ���~  written to Premier Bennett,  stating that it had not been  possible to arrange for a meet-  in Victoria with a representative  of the Commission and the Minister of Public Works, despite  considerable correspondence  with his office.  Permision was granted to  Harry. Davey to lay pipe across  the road opposite his property,  which, however, is to be buried;  not less than three feet.  Mr, Ritchey and Mr. Ballentine were appointed to inspect  the work done in front of the  G. W. Anderson building, with  reference to placing a culvert.  A letter was to be written replying to that received from the  Toronto General Trust when  this work was reported upon.  A letter is to be sent to L.F.  Idsardi, advising that the brush  and noxious weeds must be  cleared from his property, otherwise the Village must have it  done and the chargs will be  assessed   against   the   property.  A letter regarding Insurance  coverage is to be filed for consideration by next year's commission.  Accounts presented and approved for payment totalled  $633.51.  Building permits were approved icr the Kinsmen Club and  Charles Smith.  The water system was reported uii in _ruer, and water tejts  Citizens Hold  Traffic Safety Day  All children who ride bicycles,  in the area of Sechelt and district, are asked to assemble at  Sechelt School, Friday afternoon;  at 2:00 p.m. on December 4th���.  to receive Scotch Lite tape for  their wheel guards.  Mr. George Miller, owner of  the Silver Skagit Shake and  Shingle mill at Wilson Creek,  and member of the Sechelfe  Board of Trade, has donated  enough Scotch Lite tape for the  pupose.  Corporrl Nels Cummins, of the  R.C.M.P.  is also interested  and  11' to on the school grounds  */> instruct the children on traffic  rules and regulations, and the  correct manner in which to ride  bicycles or-i the highways.  Children "in the local area are  invited to come, and the children  from other areas 'are welcome  plso. Their parent will thank  Mr. Miller and Corporal Cummins for their effort to safeguard  the  youngsters. 2  T  The Coast News ,'��� Thursday  December  3,   1953  ! Member B.C. Weekly Newspaper Advertis-rig Bureau  SAMUEL   NUTTER,   Publisher  DO WORTMAN, Editor  (Established 19-5) '  i Published by Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd.  .     .^.Published every Thursday at Gibsons, B.C.  .^ii^6r^ea-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, $3.50 per year.  Phone Gibsons 45W  Box 128 Gibsons Br|tlsh Columbia.  Hygiene ~- as itjis absorbe  SCHOOL   BOARD   MEETINGS  'Sir;"'���-' '     ���"""_ ' "'��� ^'...'  It is well to know that there  is nobody in the district objects  to 'taxation. We have an industry  here that dispurses some  $300,  000   of.  the   taxpayers   money  yearly.   At   the   annual   school  meetings where the Trustees are  gathered'to give an,account of  their stewardship we have this  sort of attendance: Gibsons 13,  Sechelt   7,   Half  Moon   Bay   4,  Roberts  Creek 6.  Other places  it was better though not much.  This may be a sign that all is  well and  the  Directors  of the  Company are doing such a good  job that they may as well keep  on with it. The. not-so-long-ago  bylaw issue will be looming up  again and we hope the Yif Nifstand the Nif /Nofs who were so:  jdlligent in  opposition   at  that  time  will   muster  their   forces  to come out once more because  they have never been out since.  In   comparing   todays   school  mill rate it would appear that  District 46  iri its late  struggle  to get the bylaw passed suffered .  a great many fools gladly.  M.J. Santhrope.  One of our correspondents recently suggested that we  might run out of material for Editorials, and suggested a topic.  Our problem is not running out of material, but of being some-  whait limited in space! Editorial material abounds���one could  write the full eight pages all that way, and still not cover the  situations that exist.  However, breifly, here it is: The walls of rest rooms reserved for the use of ladies in local buildings are decorated on  their slightly unsanitary walls with th,e imprints of young  ladies' lips in lipstick. These, quotes the correspondent, are  proudly initialed by the artists! .     ,  Young people often feel they must leave an impression on  the world to mark theirpassing. Some aspire to footprints in  the sands of time���others to lip-prints on the walls of rest    Half Moon Bay Auxilliary of the  rooms. ,'. ..    von.  As to what infections may be picked up this way, and They w,e*e a talented, group,  later transmitted to others, we are not an authority on sani- varying in age from five to six-  tation, but would rather refrain from the practice, ourselves. lteen years. So well did they  As to whether such decorations are in good taste (!) we leave  to the consideration of the perpetrators.  Readers Right  Sir:���       t  A group of younger members  of Redrooffs summer residents,  returning from a hike the last  week in August, decided to put  on a parade-contest and concert,  to make  some money  for  the  The economic aspect, which seems to be the only one that  matters today, should be considered from the point of view of  the owner of the building. Redecorating in a more formal fashion must be done more frequently, and alt considerable expense.  Senior Citizens' Christmas  organize the affair that the sum  of $10.28 was raised.  It had been my intention to  notify you of this affair ithe following week, bu-t with the usual  influx of summer visitors, I  forgot about it until I learned  that the girls were a bit disappointed that I had not kept my  promise.  The following girls took part  in the affair, which consisted of  (a parade along the Front, every  one dressed in costume, to the  garden of Mr. Julius Sather.  The following program was  given:  Wanda Hanley, drum major.  In this community of the Sechelt Peninsula and surrounding islands, we < have a number of older residents who in many  cases live alone. Some of these people have families near by,  others have good friends, but there are more who live rather'  too much by (themselves.  With the Christmas season of cheer and friendliness almost here, many have wondere4 whether there is any agency,  club or society in the neighborhood which would be able to rettej expert Baton Twirling and  gather a number of these rather lonely ones together for a Accordian Solos/  Christmas dinner, a pleasant hour of companionship; maybe a Penny McPherson, a wee five-  game of cards or some such social activity, to round out the year-old, dressed as a bride in  afternoon. lace-curtain gown and Kleenex  We know that finding a place for such a gathering, with ^  ������^ete  ^v-**??^  facilities for serving a meal, is not the easiest thing to do. Per- f^ally ��a^er Jack and Jill,  haps in the forseeable future,, the proposed small hall the md Mary Quite,Contrary, m a  Women's Institute is planning to build might lend itself, but  for this year, what premises could be used?  For what can be done with it, we pass along the idea. It  might become a pleasant custom throughout the land. If so,  so much the better. We would be glad to receive suggestions.  FIRE CAN DESTROY IMPORTANT PAPERS  IN MINUTE OR TWO  Safety-Deposit- Box Protection Costs Less Than Dime a Week  Each year in this country thousands of valuable documents go up in smoke. Some of these cannot be replaced at!  any cost, while it is troublesome and expensive to replace  others. It is only sound sense that such papers as securities,  policies, property deeds and birth certificates, be stored in a  safe place. >  A Bank of Montreal safety deposit box offers a first-rate  way to guard yourself against the loss of valuable possessions.  You get 'round-the-clock protection from the twin dangers of,  fire and burglary, for. less than ten cents a week. And docu-'  ments in a B of M safety deposit box are not likely to be mis-'  laid, either.  Drop into the Gibsons, Sechelt or Port Mellon branch of  the Bank of Montreal today. Mr. Landrey, the Accountant, will  gladly show you his safety deposit boxes and-vault. You'll feel  pleasantly relieved once your valuables are in the care of  Canada's first bank!  very sweet little voice.  Two South Sea Islanders,  Donna McAllister and Janey  Robinson, wearing grass skirts  and Leis recently brought from  Honolulu by the George Simp-  eons, Sr., danced the Hula and  later played a wash-board harp  and pie-plate cymbals ini the.  band.  Sandra McPherson dressed as  a clown in the parade and later  gave an exhibition of Acrobatic  Dancing. Donna McAllister sang  "Oh! What a Beautiful Morning"  and gave as an encore an operatic arrangement of "I Love  Coffee" with all the trills of an  colorature soprlano.    ���    -r.-  During the intermission  'Freshie'^ tea and cake were  served, the oake having been donated by Mrs. Agnes Hanley.  The Band then played  'Pack  up   your    Troubles'    and    'The  Doggie  in   the  Window'.   Then  dame  ,tbe   Finale;   with   every  member of the cast playing and  mngimg "Goodbye Ladies" thus  ending   a   very   enjoyable   and  profitable afternoon.  It should be mentioned that  stalls were arranged for games:  Bingo, Ring toss, Frog and Mortr  key games, etc., with the girls  Acting as bankers.  P���  <TLL MEET YOU AT THE CASTLE  THE HEART OFyl^^Xit^^  MArine 8531  VANCOUVER, B.C.  AL. BLACK, Manager  750 Granville Street  For The Holiday Season:  DAINTY PARTY DRESSES, SMART &  NEW,  Yet Reasonably Priced .... $13.95 ��� $22.95  Just a few of the New Stoles. ���     B   *  FOR GIFTS-  LOVELY LONGERIE IN A WIDE PRICE RANGE  Bed Jackets of Quilted Silks.  The Toggery  Phone 56  Sechelt  :  YOU REALLY SHOULD  CHOOSE YOUR PARTY  DRESS EARLY!  Just in now from  tre Makers  are Crepes, Nylons and Orlons  Thaffc are lovely.  An Excellent Choice Of  NYLON BLOUSES,  .     SWEATERS  and SWEATER SETS.  Smart   Skirts   for  Parties.  Day  Time  Or  Business  Wear  The Tasella Shoppe  Phone 29 J  Sechelt  A  Canadian  Whisky  distinguished  for its  smooth,  light  taste  EXPORT  CANADIAN WHISKY  OlStlkLED MATUREO  AMD BOTTISO IN BOND  UNDER THE SUPERVISION 0��  WE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT  M��W   WltTMlNITI*      .   C  X1MHM  am  THE BRITISH COLUMBIA DISTILLERY CO. LTD;  * *  NEW   WESTMINSTER,   B.C.  E-l  This advertisement is not published or displayed  [by the. Liquor Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia. by Phyllis M. Hodgson  About this time ' _ti:/tfie>yeie_Y  many of ..us will be cdiecking  over our Christmas card list. The  exchange "of greeting cards at  Christmas is a pleasant and  friendly custom, and is so much  pant of the yuletide tradition,  that _t_any people think it is as  old as Christmas itsef. Actually,  th custom is little more than a  century old.  Although . numerous persons  have been credited with introducing the Cristmas card, there is  little doubt that, the firstlcard  was designed by W.A. Dobsoh,  R.A. in. 1844.  Dobs on, wishing to acknowledge ��� courtesy extended. him,  sketched  a   scene,  symbolic . of -  the yuletide ;season, and sent it  to his friend, who in turn show-;.  ed the card to Sir.Heiiry. Cole,-  Sir Henry immediately saw thj&  commercial  possibilities  of  the  greeting card:. .  Hence, the greeting card was  born sometime between 1844  and 1846. Only one thousand  of these cards were made, and  from this small beginning the  industry has grown to the gigantic proportions we know today.  Strange as it may seem; the  greeting card sales reached their  highest peak during the depression years of the thirties. The  inexpensive greeting card un-  : doubtedly took the place of the  more expensive gift.  The industry engages many  outstanding artists^ who are.  faced with a constant demand  _or> new designs. As in other  forms of art, world conditions  influence the designs to a great;  extent. It as during a gay and .  . .1" \\..::  /:: carefree peHod'Uhat the Jc'ards  reach a dizzy height of artistic  elegance^,'.,;-y.l  :������ y. .������ . "i^������������  During:tne;dark days of war;  simplicity was the key note of  the cards.  Be it of elaborate or simple  design, let us in our hearts give  ithanks to Mr. Dobson for this  joyous   Christmas   tradition.   .  LITTLE ADS, BIG RESULTS  It's amazing what good sales  people our little Classified ads  are. This week, for example,  after the ads had run but once,  a stove, a piece of property and  a piano all changed hands. The  happy advertisers all too k time  out to let us know how successful they had been.  Thursday  December 3,   1053 The Coast News  >ate ra  DIRECT ORY  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  _____���_������ I.I.,.-.    .1��� .��� M -,��� II " II       -,'.    I   I   ,.-���- -      I II  BLASTING  BLASTING  ROCK, 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  BULLDOZIN& ;  TRACTOR   WORK  Clearing -  Grading- -   Excavating-,  D-4 & D-6   Bulldozing  Clearing  Teeth  A.E. RITCHEY,  Phone    GIBSONS    86  FLORIST  CLEANERS  PENINSULA CLEANERS  Cleaners for the  Secliett  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  ELECTRICAL WORK  Home and Industrial Wiring  Electrical Heating  GIBSONS ELECTRIC  Phone 130;  Appliances ���  Fixtures���. Radios  Member   Electrical  Heating  Ass'n.  HYDROCRANE SERVICE  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  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, - or 31  NURSERIES  THOMSON'S NURSERIES  Ornamental  TREES AND SHRUBS  FRUIT TREES - ROSES  R.R, 1 Gibsons, on Sechelt  Highway  JOB PRINTING  Hydraulic  Clani  Shell  Excavating  Ditching  "Gravel  Loading"  R.C. IIITCHEY  Gibsons 107 M  COAST NEWS  Gibsons, B.C.  Phone Gibsons 45 W  Letter Heads', Statements  Tickets, Cards  Neat, Individual Styling.  SECHELT CARTAGE  M.  HEMSTREET  ��� Sawdust ��� Wood ��� Coal  We haul anything, anywhere,  anytime  Phone Sechelt 97H       Sechelt, B.C,  USED FURNITURE  Washing Machines  Dressers ���- Chesterfields  y Ranges, All Types  Beds ��� Tables  ���  Choirs  We Will Buy, Sell or Trad��  Have Your Oil Burners  Serviced. Now,.  C & S SALES & SERVICE  Phone 30 S Sechelt  Legal  LAND   ACT  Notice of Intention to Apply  to Purchase Land.  In. Land Recording District of  New Westminster in Blind Bay,  Hardy Island.  Take Notice that I, Chistopher  K. Sandvold, and I, Lena May  Sandvold, of Hardy Island, B.C.,  occupation Trapper, intend to  apply for permission to purchase  ��� the following described Lands:  Small Island commencing at a  post planted at the S.W. corner,  lob feet North of post on Lot  S548, thence 400 feet North,  thence 200 feet East, thence 400  feet South, thence 200 feet  North, and containing 2 acres  more or less. Small island pasture for Goats.  Dated  October  15,   1953.  C.K. Sandvold,  L.M. Sandvold,  Hardy Island, B.C.  : Church Services  ANGLICAN "CHURCH  December   6th  1953  2nd   Sunday  in  Advent  St.     Bartholomew's     Church  Gibsons  11:00   a.m.   Choral   Communion  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  1:45 p.m. Sunday School  3:15 p.m. Evensong  St.   VINCENT'S'  MISSIONS  St Mary - Gibsons -9:00 a.m.  Holy Family ��� Sechelt  11:00 a.m.  i ��� -- - - ��� -��� -��� ���--���   -  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  . - i.. 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 night  Prayer and Bible Study .8 p.m.  Friiday 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.*"  Diec. 4 ��� \Gibsons general  meeting of1 the St. Bartholomew  WA, 2 p.m. Parish Hall.     :  Dec. 5 ��� Hopkins Landing,  Community Hall Association,  Grand Christmas Fair, home  cooking, sale toys, fancy work,  white elephants, games, coffee  bar, country dancing, fun for  all, 8 p.m.  Dec. 5 -��� Roberts Creek VON  Auxiliary Bridge Party. Legion  Hall, 8:00 p.m. sharp.  Dec. 5 ��� Selma Park Community Club . whist drive and  social,  8  p.m.  jDec. 6 ��� Its Sunday again.  be sure and listen to your Sun-  ishine Cdast Broadcast station  CHUB between 5 ond 6.  Dec. 6 ��� Sechelt Legion Hall  PTA   presents   Choraliers   at. 8  : p.m.  De��. 7 ��� Wilson Creek, 8 pm  VON Board meeting.  Dec.   7  ���  Gibsons Farmers  ��� InisStittite,   reg^__ar  meetimg Hn-  stitute Hall 8 p.ml  Dec. 7 ��� Gibsons. The L.A. to  Guides and Brownies meet at  Mrs. Florence Robertson's. 8:00  p.m.  Dec. .8 ��� Gibsons United  Church Hall _ WI annual meeting 2 p.m. sharp.  Dec. 9 ��� Gibsons iat home of  Miss Grant, 2 p.m. VON Headlands auxilliary Christmas party.  Dec. 11 ��� Gibsons, High  School Auditorium. Christmas  Plays. Hazel. Critchell Dramatic  School. 8:60 p.m.  Dec. 11 ��� Gibsons at Granny  "MacQewans WI whist  drive  2  p.m. ���;  Dec. 11 ��� Gibsons Xmas party for members and family Farmer's ���Institute and also Junior  Poultry Club and Junior Garden.  Club Parish Hall 8 p.m.  Dec. 1Z���. Pender Harbour. St.  Mary's Ho��p ita 1 Auxiliary  Christmas Tea. Club House,  Garden Bay, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Dec:- 13 ��� Roberts Creek Badminton Club  Turkey Shoot,  at  1 p.m., near Community Hall.  Dec. 16 ��� Sechelt. Indian Hall  2 Christmas Plays. Haz��9l Critchell. Dramatic School. 8:00s p.m.  :ihaidof St. Hilda's  Every  Tues.  ��� 2   to  4 p.m.  Gibsons Library in R. McKibbii'fl ,  office.  THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL;���- j  Gower Point Road���practically  new home���full acre* of land���  100 f_i waterlrontage���lovely '2  bedroom house, water, lights,  ready to move into NOW, it only  takes $1500 as down payment/  balance on easy terms..  FOR   INSURANCE  OR REAL ESTATE SEE  Totem   Realty  Phone Grihsons 44  Evenings  95J  Member Association of B.C.  Real  Estate  Agents.  The Coast News Classified  "The  Little  Ad.  That Gets  Big  Results"  RATES:  Minimum 35^, First 15  words.-  Each extra word 2$.  (1 issue)  Add 10^ for Coast News" Box No.  Rates decrease with additional insertions. Ad must be  in by 5:00 p. m. Tuesdays for current issue.  Write, or Phone Gibsons 45 W.  FOR SALE  FOR   SALE  Summer Special, Fir - $10.00  Cord. Alder - $9.00.  J. Smid & J. Renyk. 21 J.     tfn  Counter Sales Books, carbon  backed or carbon leaf. For meeting^ that emergency, itry Coast  News, Gibsons. 49  Treadle Sewing Machine, $25.  Phone Gibsons 95. 50  Holly Wreaths: $2.50 and  $3.00. Xmas table decorations  and floral sprays, artificial corsages 75c and up, natural $1.50  up. Lila Eldred, phone Roberts  Creek 24 M. 49  Rough and  Planed  Lumber  Phone   Halfmoon   Bay   7 Z  KQLTI_3BJ_AN SAWIVHLLS  Halfmoon Bay  Large size Oil Heater, Coleman, good condition, $65.00. L.  T. LaFond, Hopkins Ldg. phone  Hopkins 124. 56  Turkeys, fresh from farm.  'Aune's   Turkey   Farm,   Wilson,  Creek. Phone 5 W. 50  Quaker Oil Heater new condition, small size, $40.00. J.  Eldred,  Roberts  Creek.  PIANO Dark Walnut 50 inches  high. Very Good condition. See  this instrument. $'50. Box 17  Coast News. tfn  One Enterprise Oil Range,  White Enamel. Perfect condition.  Phone  107 W Gibsons.  49  Now is the time to look at  lots. The leaves are off, you  can actually see. We have many  good buysv very low terms, you  can buy a good lot for as little,  as $50 down with $10 month  oni balance. Totem Realty.  Ladies: Runs in your stock*  ings? Bring them in. Get them,  mended right away. You save  buying a new pair. Ann Richter  at Richter's Radio, Sechelt 25 J.  tfn  Neat comfortable home, fireplace. Gower Point Road, full  price only $2625 easy terms.  Totem Realty.  Note!  ��� Box 21   please  call  at Coast News.  INSURANCE  Fire - Auto - Liability. Prompt  courteous service  .  Totem   Realty,   Gibsons.  tfn  WATCH REPAIRS  FOR  RENT  New 3 jroomed house, full  plumbing. $35.00 month. R. M.  Kelly, RR 1 (North.Rd.) Gibsons.  48  CARD  OF THANF*  The Kinsmen's wives wish to  thiank all who contributed to  their Rummage Sale,- and who  ^patronized it -and made it the  successful event it was.  Fast, -Accurate, -Guaranteed  Watch reparirs. Marine Men's  Wear, Gibsons. tfn  WATCH REPAIR - AH types  of watches and jewelry repaired. Reliable, fast, efficient;  Union   General   Store, "Sechelt.  tfn.  WORK  WANTED  Spray and Brush Painting: nl-  so paper hanging. J. Melhus.  Phone Gibsons 33. tfn  ,:��� ���. ���:.-}'*��� 4  The Coast News  Thursday  December  3,   1953  rrsl  * !  _i-*-?_  "So that's what they use to feather their nest!"  V*"t';:-��� *-.   .- v  Middle Point Has    Down 1he Alley.  fish Curing Plant  ��� a  At MidcUe Point, between-  3_alf Moon Bay and Pender Har-  ��oitr, there is now a brand new  -Plant, built by Bob and Mrs.  Donley, with lumber sawn by  themselves, from their own  _rees, and put together by themselves.  As Bob says, in their spare  time over a period of fourteen  .months, his wife and he have put  jn. every possible moment, getting the cement work poured,  ithe buildings built, and the interior fittings completed to their  present stage.  The only parts that have not  foeen done strictly on their own  ���were the metal racks, which  they had to have welded, and  planing of rough 2X2s to a  1 3/8 inch for one part of the  xvork.  in this brand new plant, the  ttonleys smoke-cure fish. At  present, the product is herring.  Pender Harbour Herring has  long been known for its fine  flavour, and with the hardwood  smoke-cure, it becomes a delectable morsel indeed.  The Donleys have found an  excellent outlet for their product in Vancouver, and are supplying focal food stores on the  ;S_m-__ine Coast. In order to  -familiarize the local 'home-  ^makers with his "product, oni  Saturday last Bob and two of  bis active, youngsters were dis-  Uributing samples of their wares  in.Gibsons. y:  Though this plant is new, the  IDcnleys are not new to the  Herring smoking business. Years  ;ag_-, during the depression to  start with, Bob took over am old  fish curing plant near Pender,  ���cleaned it up and renovated its  equipment. From that point for  several years he shipped the  snared Pender Harbour Herring,  as- well as supplying an ever  increasing local trade. The war  intervened, and Bob chose the  J_sr Force.  Now back on his own fifty  acres with sea front, and parklike woods, Bob Donley has  _nade his home, and with his  wife, who has worked at every  stage of the whole endeavour,  lie hopes to develop this new  isHhistry still further.  Christmas Plays lit  Gibsons High School  Two plays will be presented in  - ithe  auditorium   of the  Elphin-  stbree High School on Friday,  Xtec.11th, by the Hazel Critchell  -Dramatic School.  _��he first of these plays, the  CThristmas Dream, was .especially  -written for the cast of the play,  students from Gibsons. This play  represents the favorite characters of the land of story, who  Last week the Commercial  League collected six gold stars,  two players double starring.  __j_len Thorbu_cn for 275 /and  256, and now has a total of five  stars. Sid Butler for 254 and 278  Jean Eldred starred with 264,  and Andy Leslie got his sixth  star with a score of 281.  The Ball and Chain League  produced four stars, Tom Ritchie for 265, Ted Kurluk for 260  Orv Moscrip for 252 and Eve  Moscrip  for 261.  Port Mellon. Mixed had three  stars,   Al  Homenchuck  for   285  Which   makes   him   a   total   of  four   stars,    N.    Ollenburg   for  252 and Mona Wilkie for 281.  The Sports Club had one star  play Lino Tuomaz for r:81 which  was his first star. Tommy Robil-  liard of the Ten Pin League got  his first star for 200.  Dorothy Erickson of the  Ladies League has a unique  record of her own, as she managed to make a score of Minus  Three for onie game, and thinks  no one Will ever break that  record.  TEN  PIN LEAGUE.  Nels Cummins 196 Orv Moscrip 506. Nelson's 2189 and 29  points.  LADIES LEAGUE.  F(lsie Jonhnson 241 Harriet  Duffy 596. Totems 2337, Pin  Ups 30 points.  COMMERCIAL.  Andy  Leslie   281   Sid  Butler  7701 Helen Thorburn 778 (275)  Peninsula    Motors    2584    Pen.  Bldg. Supply 344 points.  SPORTS   CLUB  C. Whitaker 539 (200) Lino  Tuomaz 697 (281) Tomcats 2692  Polecats 30 Holey Rollers 29  O Centers 27.  GIBSONS MIXED.  Stars to J. Davies 323, W.  Swallow 255, J. Drummond 264.  J. Davies 683 (323) J. Drummond 712 (264). Danaloji's 2822  Shell Oil Co-op and Graysons  28 points.  CAROL    FESTIVAL  AT    UNITED    CHURCH  The Carol Festival Will be  held on Monday, December 21st,  in the United Church. This will  give everyone in the community  the opportunity to sing together  the : favorite Christmas songs.  There wall be solos and recitations as well as community singing, to be: led by the conductor  of the Peninsula Choraliers, Mr.  Harold Roberts.  visit the King and' Queen of  Hearts. Twenty young performers take parts in tlie action.  The second play 'The Tramp',  is played by the adult group  from Sechelt. This is also a  Christmas story.  Gibsons children have the  tickets for the playls, which  commence at 8:00 p.m.  mimim  The Righ^peyerehd Geoffrey  Gower, Bishop .of'New Westminster paid ay^isity to Sechelt on  Sundayr November 22nd, and  addresed a y^|e congregation in  St. Hilda's J^glican Church.  Introduced'by the Vicar Rev.  H.U. Oswkld, the Bishop dedicated a Bishop's Chair in memory of Julia Pearson, who died  in Vancouver in 1945.  A resident of Vancouver, Mrs.  Pearson with her husband Dr.  Peason and faanily had been  coming to Sechelt . since 1910.  Proceeding to the New Parish  Hall, the Bishop then paid tribute to a pioneer settler, Mr. T.  J. Cooke who had very generously donated the church property.  Mr. Cooke was unable to attend  towing "tb':V]^;:a_^^'he:'_s^]l-ijiety  years old apd at the time was  npt feeling well.  : Hfs' daughter,*��Mrs*-,s.-P#we,.  who was the ,first white child in  <the   area, ^received   from   the  Bishopj;a  book  on the  British.-.'  Isles and a'letter from the congregation.  Mr. Cooke arrived here over  sixty years ago. A native of Kent  England, Mr. Cooke was J.P. and  Magistrate for many years, and  due to his efforts Anglican services were held at Porpoise Bay  in the little school house. The  young curate who took the services was the Reverend Cumley,  who with his young wife was  just out from England.  The Bishop met many members  of the. Anglican community.  Refreshments were served by the  Guild. Dr. McColl, People's Warden, and Mr. E. Clayton, Vicar's  Warden, thanked the Bishop for  his visit.  Stae Party  For Sechelt  Sechelt and District Board of  Trade has arranged a Stag Party  for Saturday evening December  5th, dn Sechelt Legion Hall, to  raise money for the restoration  of existing Totem poles in Sechelt, and the carving of new  ones.  Don Baker, on the staff of  CHUB, Nanaimo, will be the  entertainer for the evening. He  has had many years experience  as an M.C., siinger, and comedian  on the London and continental  radio, and has appeared with  Gracie Fields, Tommy Trindler,  and Bernie Braden, entertaining  in India, Egypt, Ceylon, Malaya,  and Australia.  The funds raised will help in  the preservation of the existing  Totem poles, and should assist  in reviving tlie art cf carving.  Mr. Dan Paul, who is -killed  dn that art, expects to interest  some of the younger generation  in acquiring the skill. Men on  the Penimsula are sure to enjoy  the evening, and will indirectly  help in keeping alive an art,  even if they have never thought  of themselves 'as the "long hair"  type��. '  That person who wishes to  eradicate dogs from the village  is taking the usual cowardly way  of doing it.  Within   the  last  few  weeks,  six dogs, some of them purebred  dogs, have died. AH symptoms,'  including stomach content, point  to poisoning with strychnine.  If anyone wishes to inflict ex- '  ���treme cruelty upon a dog, this "  hitjand-miss dosage with strych.  nine is. the method to adopt.  From big, harmless Old Princ  a pure bred Labrador, to one  small dog owned by the McKibbin' children, these six most recent victims have all died, in  the same way.  The matter is being investigat-  el by the local RCMP.  MUSIC IN THE AIR  Bal's sasonal melodic contribution�� to, the listening ears of  Gibsons ar being much enjoyed.  This is;- ah .annual custom with  ..Bail, and does make for a more  "Christrf-assy" feeling, when  people are otherwise rushing  about their business. -Many a  smile is seen which might remain unsmiled for weeks* without this little touch.  R.F. Kennett, our Gibsons Meteorologist who doubles as the  'Fout^X^sBreiad^ Delivery   man'  was driving to Sechelt on Tues-  ���:day night, with a.load of bread  land cakes. on board, and with  the intent of bowling," when he  had completed his rounds.  The corner at the top of the  B & K Logging ;Road being  slick with heavy rain, proved  too much for Mr. Kennett, and  he and his wagon disputed right  of way with a huge stump.  No one was hurt, but the familiar Four-X truck was quite badly damaged.  During the time it took Mr.  Kennett to go for help and return, his load, of breads and  special cakes was pilfered with  a loss to him of over one hundred  dollars.  To add to the evening, as soon  as he got home, he had to make  ready for the road once more,  and take Mrs. Kennett off to  Pender Harbour Hospital.  YOOf  HOSPlit  INSURANCE  fREMllIM  mm  f?.;.<���.., ,<.,���  ~.  Please   return   your,  /hilling  .nojic.e   with  x your     premium  payment directly to  B.C.   HOSPITAL   ;l  I N-S URAN C E     I  SERVICE,   Parlia-j  itvent    Bui I d i ngs,     *  Victoria;' B. C./   or ;  make      payment     |^  through   your   local     f  B.C.H.I.S. Office or % |  Government Agent- .". %.  �����  SOMETHING  DIFFERENT!  A GIFT CERTIFICATE  From  Gibsons Building Supplies Ltd  Gihsons 53  si  For A Commissioner For The  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS LANDING  VOTE For  Harold Fearn  A GOOD MAN FOR THE JOB.  For PERSONAL GREETING CARDS  The last date we can accept  Orders & guarantee delivery is  Dec. 11-th. Just one week left.  Phone Write  or  Call  THE  COAST  NEWS,  Gibsons  WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT SELECTION AVAILABLE. ^>siaxis��tsamiaiamK<msKiBaiw  "No flats in my score!*  ) Sechelt  ���������:   ���:*�� \  -���*��,  By ARIES  Over one Hundred dollars was  the sum .realized at the Pall Tea  sponsored by St. Hilda's Anglican Guild, field'��� in-the Legion  Hall. President Mrs. L.F. Scott  and Mrs. H.U. Oswald poured.  The DePencier circle convened  the stalls, with Mrs. H.B. Gordon, Mrs. Duncan McColl, Mrs.  Fred Mill?, Mrs. T. Robilliard.  Parcel Post, Mrs. Irma Laycock;  Home Cooking, Mrs. W.B. Bil-  lingsly, Mrs. Tillotson and Mrs.  M. Beney. Cake guessing, Mrs.  Alice French and Mrs. E.E Redman. Serving," Mrs. J. Toynbee,  Mrs. H. Billingsley, Mrs. B.  Williams. Urns, Mrs. Boggust  Mrs. D. Erickson and Mrs. G.  Potts. Tickets, Mrs. Uttley. Convenors were Mrs. J. Luckerf and  Mrs. L.. Scott. Door prize "was  wort by Mrs. Hazel Liste. Cake  guessing by Mrs. H. Peason.  We are looking forward to the  forthcoming plays by the Critchell players. Two plays are to  be presented on December 16th,  . in the Indian Recreational Hall.  The first of a series of social;  evenings sponsored by the Altar  Society of The Holy Name.  Parish was a great success, held  at the home of Mrf and Mrs. Leo .  Johnson. Five tables played  whist, and one Canasta.  , Prizes were won by Mr. Jack  Evans, Mr. Leo Johnson, Mrs.  Mulligan and Mrs. Jack Evans.  Musical selections were played  by Mrs. Evans, and refreshments  were served.  Mr. and Mrs. Melville Jeffries  down from Egmont on a short  visit.  Wish to congratulate Mr. and  Mrs. C. Potteet on the birth of  a baby son, a little brother for  Ghuckie.  Mr. J. Parker and Mr. Ted  Osborne Senior are away on a  hunting trip through the Cariboo  country.  Mr. W.C. Hodgson, Civil Defence Co-ordinator for this  district, paid a visit to the Fire-  hall on Monday, and gave the  first of a series of talks on the  part the Fire Department would  play in Civil Defence. The  Smoke-Eaters were very interested1, and many of them surprised  at some of the things they  learned.        :       ������������*���-:������  Mr. Hodgson, was also interest,  ed ^and somewhat Surprised at  some of the things* he learned  about the local fire brigade. For  example, the-fact that there was  no labour charge involved in the  building of the fire hall. The  labour was done voluntarily by  the boys of the Fire Brigade,  ;witn help aiid "advice from interested well wishers.  Gibsons Smoke eaters are  delighted to learn fhat the Sechelt Brigade has a new truck,  and though they dori't hope that  it is often in action, they do hope  that if and when it is needed,  Sechelt Fire Brigade will find  it beneficial and efficient.  The most recent call to action  came on Sunday evening, when  the Gibson Brigade answered a  call to put out an automobile  fire that occurred when a car  went off the road to Port Mellon.  They went down with the RCMP  and were prompt and effective  with their service.  Thursday December  3,   1953 The Coast News  The Winter Traiiiing Schedule  is being worked out by a committee. At present, the boys are  working on their new pump,  which is almost completed. Just  a few more parts and a few more  hours, and they'll have a unit  'like. new*.  "The Smokie Stover Club" is  a group of the Firemen who are  socially inclined, and who have  formed a little club within the  Brigade. They have recently  made a contribution, from their  Club Funds to the VON of $25.  It had formerly been planned  that they should hold a dance,  or other fund-raising activity,  for the VON. This had not been  practical at the present, so the  Club voted the contribution in  lieu. The Smokie Stovers wish it  knowni that these club funds are  not a part of the Fire Hall Funds,  but made up from their own contributions and from such social  fund-raising events as are put on  by the Smokie Stover Club,  For  Best Results  Use The- Coast News Classified  HAS NEW CLUB ROOM  The Sechelt Peninsula Rod  and Gun Club now has a comfortably arranged club room ait  Selma Lodge in which to hold  their business meetings once' a  month, "and on the other Thursdays is equipped for the members to enjoy a social evening.  The overhead lights are recessed, one of which is directly  over the billiard table. The well  used :dart board looked as if it  H one of the popular rimes.  Light refreshments can. be served  from an alcove fitted up for the  purpose.  Comfortable chesterfields, and  chairs, tables, and curtains on  the windows, and a radiio make  for a cozy atmosphere f6r a club  room.  Dan Currie and Harry Ladds  were delegates to a meeting of  ���. the Lower ^amland Association  of Rod and Gunl Clubs at Haneyjr  recently..  For A Commissioner For The  VILLAGE OF GIBSONS LANDING  VOTE For  "Wally" Peterson  A YOUNG MAN WHO WILL  GROW WITH THE TOWN.  EVERY ONE WANTS  MERRY XMAS  EVEN   US  We have grown to associate  CHRISTMAS with giving >-  ��� Giving with shopping  WHEN IT COMES  SHOPPING  WHERE BETTER CAN YOU SHOP  THAN IN YOUR OWN HOME  MERCHANDISE IS GOOD & IN GOOD VARIETY  Prices Compare Favorably With Those Elsewhere.  Service is Cheerful, Prompt and Personal The Coast News  Thursday  December  3,   1953  Ms have to date received but  -_�� Jew guestions as av,'r^suit of  >_.__��� published ac-burit of the?  _____��ting held.with the. officials*  ��__f the Dep^|rnerrt .of Health  Wedfar_'-^t the Coast News  ;__bje first question referred to  s��gs___I>le earnings^ of: a person, if  :��!__  spouse were  in  receipt of  >-_3M Age. Assistance.  *S_t   _Xf   a. person   were   over  . ___e-3y-_ive,-ahd in receipt of the  ^__ Age Assistance, and his wife  -^_r iter husband) were still under  ^K___r-five iand   able   to  earn   a  ;_-__!<& to help* out,-up to   how  :___&__  could  that  spouse  earn,  /_a___re the assistance would be  ;'_ae___ced?  _8_   If _he person in receipt  *4_C  .he  Assistance  had  started  __ae__siving  it   before   1952,   ,the  -xacmtemed income of both could  '," _ie $1320 (including the amount  ������;��__ _he Assistance'-"eceiyecl, and  -sasssgr lOither ; income regularly re-  ����__we_{,     or     calculated    upon  r _ss_ets).   If * the   person   started  : _��egSving the Assistance AFTER  3S6S,     the ���' ��� "dombiried   ..income.  *___tfd be up-t6r$i_60;66.  '''""  _H_!s answer was to be delayed  13a__a_��ng the opportunity to dis-  ������ __i��s the matter with local Social  'Wtarker.       :  .____, - *  _jhe secdnd question, dealt-  with personal property'.  fQ* Is there any compulsion  ?_s_��0__ a person to dispose- of per-  :___tal property, such as home  ���__ssiveniiences, furnishings, or  s___ilar items, before receipt of  ���)__! Age Assistance? Does the  js_5session prevent the receipt  -*��_ the Bonus?  WHARF REPAIR  Sir: ��� ' *  We note, with regret that the  piledfiiver is once more repairing  the flunsy ��� float ait DavisBay.  .  Jt reminds one of an old Irish  j istory of the small place on the!  Irish coast which was on the  itinerary of a dignitary of note  and it was suggested that some  worthy local project should be  presented  for his approval.  At the meeting.of the council  a pier was mentioned and this  was discussed although no boat  could get near or would ever  want to. This was pointed out!  and another site was surveyed,  however this had the same drawback. The council then decided  that on�� place was as good as/  another because it meant nothing!  more than that (a few; hundred  pounds should be spent locally.  I think this applies to our Gulf  shore what with the Roberts  Creek breakwater,   arid   Davis  y Bay with: no boats calling or  expected to call. Would it not  be better to concentrate on,  Sechelt or Gibsons.  ���' '���' The spectacle ��this fall when  the fishboats were at. Gibsons  should show without -,- question  where the fishermen want to be  and it wouid seem that a breakwater there: might be worthwhile. Will "Our Jimmie'' please  ,. note.        .... .,. ....������;������:���      "���'  L.S.J.  es,  various.-appliances,  and  so this area in the three per cent  forth. jsales  tax,  which  goes  towards  We hope, in turn, to present raising funds, for this purpose,  the actual cash payments from in part.  Following the matter :^o| Old.  Age Assistance, and our>yJiscus-  jsions upon it /aitifci r0ther^_orms  of assistance,, we rhavfeyr&elved .  from Mr. Sadlei'^. jth'e> Rejgiqnal  Administrator 6f^the> Welfare  Branch of ithe JQ^partmenet of  Health and 'Welfare, a letter  which accompanied. the' - copies  of the various Acts relating to  the subject.  One paragraph Of this letter  quotes figures 'showing iunds  disbursed in the Sechelt Penin- ���  sula for a month, which, Mr.  Sadler states, gives a rpresenta-  tive picture of the average  Monthly disbursements. We will  quote here only the Provincial  figures, since it is with these we  are mostly conceerned.  Mothers* Allowance,.-, $171.00,  Social Allowance, $2,365.00,  Blind Persons' Allowance, $60.-  00, Old Age Assistance, $2,.  610.00 Old Age Security and  Bonus, $2,510.00, arid Children  5n Care, $160.00,; a total of  $7,876.00.  In addition to this cash outlay,  (there (are various services,, as  mentioned in Our' previous article, which include teeth, glass-  :-f-  u  Sunset' V is fleadqiiarter^ lot  LIONE& ELEGTFRIG'   ,  No. 1500 at '$28:05. Na 1501S at $35.�����     1  \-and No. 15^3WS at $5&_��5  They whistle ��� Puff real smoke ��� Headlights  Couple and Uncouple Cars -^; Go imwkrd^ybritk-  Engines Most Realistic Working; Models.  Extra Cross-over Tracks at $2;85  Extra Switch Tracks  (Manual Operation)  A. No. Items of Personal property are not considered as  productive of income, in the  calculated inc o m e category.  ���,Such things as possession of  Bonds, sizeable Bank Balances,  Real Estate, etc., however, are  included  calculated   income.  W. McFadden, D.O.  L ��� ��� ' ���  ^Optometrist  GIBSONS  Phone Gibsons 91  Office     Hours  9:00   a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evenings by Appointment  Why go to Vancouver fpr  Ootical Service?  An Excellent Toy and Game Section  Pyrex-Ware In All The New Colors.  Always A Better Buy At  S U N SrE  Phone 32  Gibsons  ::J  '$ &}��� '���* ^  ���   '.'���'.. "��� ���   -i. f   "���> V.V.'.'i'.  Due To  Car SbIb  ���iff  :  MAKE YOUR  CHOICE  FROM THESE  53 VAUXHALL  6  Cylinder Sedan  Low Mileage,  Metallic  Green  $1785.00  51 Chev SEDAN  Radio and Heater  Near New Tires  Ceylon   Green  $1595.00  51 Chev SEDAN  Radio and He ate*  Good  Tires,  New   Motor  Spruce   Green  $1585.00  50 Chev Deluxe SEDAN  Radio and Heater  In Spotless   Condition.  Aldershot   Grey  $1395.00  37 Plymouth SEDAN  Radio and Heater  A Nice' Little Family  Car  Good Tires  Only $295.00  50 Meteor  TWO-DOOR  SEDAN  Radio   &   Air   Conditioned  Finished   in   Bimini  Bluei  $1095.00  OLDS pocket 88 SEDAN  This. Car  Traded in From  Town  In Beautiful   Condition  $2165.00  42  OLDS SEDAN  Radio and Heater  37 OLDS 6 Cyl. SEDAN  Runs Good.  Good Transportation  Excellent   Tires  For Only $345.00  There's Lots of Miles left  in  This.  $195.00  S-.'x  40 Chrysler SEDAN  Radio and Heater  t  Good Tires,  Dandy  Motor  Look $195.00  38 Hudson SEDAN  IT RUNS  Has  Good  Tires,   But  # "  doesn't look  Quite..like new;  .^^--������-���lifepov'  49 Chev. PICK-UP  In Good Shape.  Has 2 New Tires  and Heater  Try  and  Top   This  Value  4)nly $795.00  Willys ARMY   JEEP  Has 5 Near New  GOODYEAR  LUG  TIRES  A Dandy Unit   f  $565.00  35 Chev. SEDAN  9  This Is A  STRONG  ARM  SPECIAL  (If you hav�� a good set of  wrenches)  , Phone 5 S  "THE NAME THAT MEANS A GOOD DEAL  99  Wilson Creek.  ���. -.:���>..:. irrfTf^MfTiT^j^^ ���"���T"  rower  eamngs  y by Gypsy Towers  rlvlrs. A.B.B. Hill enjoying a  few days in town visiting friends  and. relatives iri North Vancouver.  Afternoon splurge of dancing  at Stronlochie; enthusiastically  joining in the jolly antics were  Mrs. Gillespie from Gospel Rock,  Mrs. Waiter;: Evans from around  the Bay, Mrs. Mitchell King  from Honeymoon Dane and Mrs.  Harry Chaster, as. well as the  regular devotees from Gower. .  Then to town to view a special  showing of Coronation and  attend the ball sponsored by the  North Vancouver Scottish (Society, went Mr. and Mrs. William  Bow.  Mrs. F.W. Dawson still coming  along but confined to bed and  resting comfortably���trying to  regain her old time vim and  vigor.  Mr.  and Mrs.  William Deara  visiting at Graigowan. Both  looking in the pink. Mr. Jim  Beaton still on the mend.  The Anglican W.A. being entertained by Mrs. Mitch King.  Also enlivening the King household for the week-end were  daughter Iola and husband Roy  to see what's cooking for Xmas,  besides the cake which is already  maturing!  Charles Bedford back from  treatments at Shaughnessy looking greatly benefitted from his  stay��� or could it be the beautiful nurses? Busily engaged now  Thursday  December  3,   1953      The Coast News  In a housecleaning bee.  J.G. Sinclair up for a breather,  and doing a little scraping and  tidying up.  Visiting the Harry Thornes  came daughter Marjorie Rough-  ton and her lively young children���little Janey staying behind  to help Grandma get on with the  Christmas baking.  The roads���or the puddles and  mud between, the swaying trees,  had their day in the Coast News  last week, so will not touch on  that subject except to say that  at is hoped that the light, shed o_i  our pet peeve will dry up some  of the water that flows so freels  over and under the cow trails.  -   ���'���        ...��� ���' .   ���-.    i .  ������    _������������������ 1.1 _��������  LITTLE ADS, BIG RESULTS -  It's amazing what good sales'  people our little Classified ad9  are. This week, for example^  after the ads had run but once,  a stove, a piece of property and)  a piano all changed hands. The  happy advertisers all too k tima  out to let us know how success*  ful they had been.  ort from  partner in  helping Canada  E  ivery year since the founding of The Bank of  Nova Scotia, in 1832, the publication of the Bank's  Annual Statement has provided more than a financial  picture of the growth of the Bank. It has reflected  the growth of Canada. This year again, the facts  behind the figures of the balance sheet offer new  proof that The Bank of Nova Scotia is your partner  in helping Canada grow.  Thousands of Canadians in all walks of life call  upon The Bank of Nova Scotia to help with their  personal and business affairs. Daily they use the  Bank's services to save money, buy money orders,  safeguard their valuables, obtain foreign exchange,  transfer funds, buy travellers' cheques.  Every day tfye Bank makes fund?, available to  ;-** ���    ''���'���       '' '���     ' "'"' "'  v *yx'-''  business... __iimeipalit.es..; farmers and fishermen^  lumbermen ... manufacturers . . . for the hundred  and one operations that go into making Canada the  giant of the North.  The money which hundreds of thousands of  Canadians save at The Bank of Nova Scotia goes to  work in the form of investments and loans. Much of  it goes to help build highways, hospitals, airports,  welfare centres and schools; for hydro-electric  schemes, scientific research and the development of  natural resources. It also helps private industry and  commerce to expand -^leading to more employment  and a higher standard of living.  Then there are the thousands of "little" enterprises that are the backbone of Canada's economy.  Loans to all these mean increased production and  prosperity. In this way savings became an investment  in your own country and work to help Canada  grow.  The BANK of NOVA SCOTIA  _  Your Partner in Helping Canada Grow  Your BNS Manager is a  good man  to know.  In  . SquamisharidWoodfibrehe  is M. O. Colwell.  122nd Annual Statement  THE BANK OF  NOVA SCOTIA  Established 1832  H. t. ENIaAN  President  C. SYDNEY FROST  General Manager  CAPITAL AUTHORIZED  $25,000,000  CAPITAL PAID-UP RESERVE  $15,000,000 m.ooo.ooo  Condensed General Statement  as at 31st October, 1953  assets --ryyy. '  Casb, clearing] and due frow banks  $174,653,009  Government and other public securities not  exceeding market value  188,127,706  Oilier bonds and stocks, not exceeding market  value  21,124,357  CiU leans (secured)  42,927,750  Other loans and discounts (after full provision  for bad and doubtful dei>ts)  495, 403,336  liabilities of customers under acceptances and  letters of credit (as per contra)  19,156,871  Bank premises  23364,659  Otber assets ,  5*31,185  S965.G28.873  LIABILITIES  Note* in circulation  t        32,810  Deposit!  895,421,085  Acceptance* and letters ��_ credit outstanding 19,156,871  Otfcer liabilitie*  1,049.084  Capiul paid-up  15,000,000  Rasccve fuod  33,000,000  Dividends declared and unpaid  905,716  Balance of pto&u, as per Profit and Van  Account  1,063,307  >9e��S,g28,873  :<Q_NERAL OFFIC-S: _30RONTO, CANADA.  Brattdui acrou Canada and in  JAMAICA    .   OUBA ..   PUERTO RICO  oommcAff REPUBLIC  WNQotftEKG. firewro&c U.S.A.  ice ou BrMd st. sr wsHSi. The, Coast  News     Thursday  December  3,P   1953  rfd_*^tf^<9  d^^o^t  ^^^>^^  ���V?  ��*  ^y*m**  By PETER TRAPPIT  Further evidence that Pender  Harbour is fast becoming Mecca  of West Coast yachtsmen was adduced at Monday's meeting of  the Board of Trade Executive.  Officials of Pacific International Power Boat Association  are reeonnoitering the Harbour  as possible terminus for the widely publicized Pacific International  Long Distance Power Cruiser  race, reported Bill Pieper, Board  President. The Board of Trade  has been asked to furnish details  of moorings and anchorages available for a probable 150 yachts of  all classes and sizes, from small,  speedy cruisers to floating palaces.  It is expected that the Harbour  will be required to provide accommodation for the hundreds of  visitors who make a point of  journeying to the rendezvous to  be on hand for finish of the races.  Ceremonies and cielebrations following close of the race events  may be counted on to provide a  gala occasion for both visitors  and Harbour residents. The local  Board is fully alive to potentialities of this important affair, and  steps are being taken to mobilize  the energies of local businessmen  We Carry a Good Variety of  RADIOS & RECORD PLAYERS  New and Used  Toasters & Other Appliances  Yours will cost you less, and will  include Service when you buy at  RICHTER'S RADIO  Phone 25 J Sechelt  00 OFF!  1953 PLYMOUTH SEDAN  Radio[:���- Heaster and Cushion Covers  NEW CAR GUARANTEE  ��� Trade and Terms  1936 FORD PICK-UP ��� $135.00  CHOCKS MOTORS  Phone 54 W  Sechelt  SMETIS WHiTE SATIN  WIT'S LONPON DRY CM    j  This adYertisemenf is not published or displayed by  _he Liquor Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.  and-, residents in support lot the  welcome^ toi-ybe.'sKOwni the yachting f raternifcyiy":'.  Dangerous .Racks,  On motion of Ernie Lee, seconded ;by Mrs- Jermain, the Board  decided to communicate with the'  proper authorities urgingerection  of warning beacons at various  danger spots outside the Harbour.  Particularly.stressed were: Nares  Rock,, . one-quarter mile E.N.E.  off Pearson Islands Francis Point  and  Coekburn Point.  Jack Potts moved and Fred  Clarkes seconded a- motion to  contact the Harbour-master with  a view to -ascertaining- what- steps-  are being taken to mark danger  points ^within the Harbour area.  Mr. Potts pointed out that he "was  aware that the Harbour-master  was already working to this end.  He felt that the H-M should be  communicated with before the  Board took action, in order to  avoid duplication of effort. It was  further decided to invite Mr. Fred  Claydon, Harbour-master to attend the next general meeting of  the Board to discuss the. matter  of navigational aids within the  Harbour. *  Protest - Policeman Withdrawal  Board members expressed resentment at weakening of Sechelt  police force by withdrawal of a  policeman from that area. On motion of Mrs. Jermain, it was decided to communicate with RCMP  Commissioner stressing need for  strengthening the local police  forces rather than reducing them.  Coast 'Reserves' For  Boatiiig  Public  A letter from "Mac" Macdon-  ald,- of Princess Louise Inlet, urging that 'Government be asked to  set aside desirable coastal areas  for use of Coast fishermen and  yachtsmen was ordered sent to  local MLA and other Peninsula  Boards for similar action.  Indiscriminate Shooting  In Harbour  Bitter complaints were'aired by  various members regarding recent instances of dangerous shooting across Harbour waters from  power boats. Several present indicated their intention of endeavouring to identify future  offenders and lay charges with  police. ���'���  Round-up  by Maclge Newman  The local Badminton Club. was"  pleased to receive a visit from  a group of players from a neighboring club last Tuseday. The  friendly rival teams will meej;  m tournament at ia later date if  they follow in the pattern of  previous years.  The goodwill and cooperation  which exists among Peninsula  organizations, is good to' see.  After Christmas the Chcraliers  are giving their services and  talents to the OES, who in turn,  wall donate the proceeds to the  Cancer Fund;; '������  The different PTA groups are  usually giving where they can  and all the others are occupied  with brightening their small  corners. In 'these days of dog eat  dog it is pleasant to live where  tfhere is the spirit of humanita-  rianism.  This spirit is noted iat Badmin-'  ton when the best players, and '  they are ��� good, grit their teeth  and volutarily play with such  doddering dodos as this columnist. To such lengths wall this  compassionate gang go that, one  lad, who works up an appetite  that has him nibbling at the nets,  was presented with a, mammoth  Dagwood sandwich at mug-up  time. Ordinarily the sight of the  sandwich would' have brought on  a learned discussion on the subject of "digestion" or "the science  of wfheat growing in Central  Asia" or some such topic but  due to the presence of the guests,  the conversation kept to a lighter  vein.  VICTORIA, November ��� Six  thousand British Columbia families in receipt of Family Allowances change their mailing addresses monthly, but. of this  number only 55 percent notify  the regional office, resulting in  their cheques being returned by  the postal authorities, W. R.  Bone, regional director, said today.  "There appears to still exist an  impression that filing an ordinary change-of-address notice with  the postal authorities will result  "in Family Allowances cheques  being redirected," he said. "This  is a fallacy, as a separate notification must be directed ��� to the regional office. Change-of-address:  slips for this purpose are available at all post off ices.  "There is an added point that,  under a recent amendment, if  Notification of change of address  is not received within 9 0 days it  may result in a loss of Family  Allowances - payments for the  period involved."       _  :  KOLTERMAN  SAWMILLS  Halfmoon Bay.  Rough & Planed Lumber  Phone   Halfmoon   Bay   7 Z  MAKE   EARLY  APPOINTMENTS,  LADIES, FOR YOUR  HOUDAY SEASON  PERM ANENTS  *s  Prone 92 W  Gib__-is  GIBSONS BADMINTON CLUR  Annual Snow F^  ERIC ING1S' ORCHESTRA  10 p.m; School Hall. Dec, 5  ADMISSION $1.00  DOOR  PRIZES    *   NOVELTIES .*   SPOT DANCE  NOW AVAILABLE  rough your Local Dealer  A New Product Of The  ���., i  --  !E  fr  ��� !���  PENDER HARBOUR  >  LOCALLY CAUGHT ��� LOCALLY CURED  PREPARED BY  ��� EXPERIENCED OPERATORS  f  [ j  FISH CURING PLANT  MIDDLE-POINT, B.C.  They're Bonny Fish, an' Halesome Fairm'. Board for the Community  Chuch. It is hoped that all interested persons will be present.  V    *      w* ��-\0  ' By MRS..-.SWAN:   '���'  The W.A. to the Community  Church will hold a Christmas  Tea on Saturday, December 5th,  in the Community Hall at 2:00  p.m., wi|h a sale of home cook-,  ing  and dandy.  A successful Telephone Bridge  was held recently by the PTA.  The ladies who didn't play took -  knitting and sewing to Mrs. O.  . J ohnson's home, and all. had a  pleasant evening.  Mr, and Mrs. Harold; Stewart  have returned from their holiday   in   Nanaimo,   visiting -xthev,  ; Prank Bridges and the Charlie  \\ House homes. Harold and Char-  k lie had ribluck on their hunting  I trip. Ethel : and  Charlie House  are    former   Port    Mellonites,  whose friends would appreciate  a  visit  and   a. good  sing-song,  with Ethel at the piano.  Mr. and Mrs Tommy Bentham  have left for the Cariboo on a  hunting jaunt.  Mrs. Del Pitman entertained  /the ladies of the. Service Club  j!on Tuesday evening last. The  ladies are completing their projects for ithe-Bazaar.  h Mrs. Hiliiard and Clint are  [visiting with the J. Thompsons.  \ Mrs. W. Brown left. Thursday  (to fly to New York to meet her  husband who has been on a. six  weeks business trip in Europe.  Mr. and Mrs. Don Williamson  have been visiting Mr. and Mrs.  E. Hume.  Deer hunting oni Gambier  proved successful for Del Pit-  nan, Shorty Verhulst and Alf  Grrant, each having got one.  December 4th in the Cafeteria  jhe Commuinty Club will hold  Halfmooii  earns  i  by Florence  Cormack  Many  happy   returns  of  the  day   to  Mrs.   Robert  Burns   of  Welcome    Beach,   who   had - a  birthday this week.  The children of the district  will have two Christmas treats  this year. Their school concert  will,be held an Redrooffs Hall  oh December 17th, Thn on the  :22nd, the Rev. A. Green of the  Columbia Coast Mission will  show the film "A Queen is  Crowned''. This will be preceed-  <sd by a Christmas Service and  carol singing, and concluded by  refreshments served by the PTA.  The Redrooffs Hall has been  kindly lent for both events by  Mr. and Mrs. J, Cooper.  At their summer homes last  weekend were the Don McDonalds of New Westminster and  Mrs. N. Godfrey of Vancouver.  A great success both socially  and financially was the annual  Fall Bazaar held in the Redrooffs Hall last week under the  auspices of ithe local branch of  the VON. Tables laden with  sewing and home cooking were  soon bare. The White Elephant  stall and the Bingo table were  also very popular. Three raffles  and two "Dutch Auctions" lent  (excitement to 'the affair. Winners of these were, Fruit cake,  made by Mrs. P. Welsh, Mrs. R.  Burns; grocery hamper, Mrs. E  Roseboom; pair of fur gloves,  Mrs.   R.  Cormack.  Knitted ele-  l  ph)a__t made by Mrs. G. Ladner  Whist Drive,  and  will serve    was won by Mrs. L. Brackett and  very    the Bride doll, made byMrs. C.  Peterson went to our nurse Miss  ��E. Godwin. The attendance prize  of a box of divinity fudge was  won by Mrs. J.Cooper.  Up from Vancouver on a weekend visit last week were Mr. and  Mrs. Hugh Duff. They were  : guests at Welcome Beach of Mr.}  ���Duff's aunt, Mrs. E. Klusendorf  and his father Mr. J. Duff.  Mr. and Mrs. Pete Jorgensen  of Half Moon Bay were in Vancouver for a few days last week.  Ray Cormack of New Westminister weekended with his  ngrents the Bob Cormacks of  Welcome Beach.  Ijefreshments.   These   _re  popular at Port Mellon.  Again,   in .the   Cafeteria,   on  December 12th, there will be a  V'abaret Dance sponsored by the  ;Jommunity Club.  A meeting following the  LChurch Service on December  fixth   has  been   called  for   the  jurpose  of  forming  a   Church  B. W. M. BONE  Chartered  Accountant  1045 West Pender St.  ��� TAtlow 1954 ���  VANCOUVER 1, B.C.  /HAVE MODERN ELECTRIC  HEATING INSTALLED  NOW for a  Trouble-Free Winter.  Clean,  Easily Controlled  Efficient, Comfortable  KURLUK'S ELECTRIC  v Phone 21  M Wilson Creek  Thursday  December; 3,   1953 T^Co^tiews  TOYS  IT'S MURDOCH'S  For Xmas Shopping  DOLLS ��� GAMES  FOR ALL AGES  1      '  FANCY; NEW  GIFT WRAPPING  CHRISTMAS   DECORATIONS GALORE  HOLIDAY CANDIES and CONFECTIONS  A  Real  Pioneer  By  Ii.   PETERSON  Charles, "Chuck" Winegarden,  at 83., is the only living link with  the earliest days of this district.  In the spring of 1888, at the  age of 18, young "Chuck" set out  from his home in. Chatham, Ontario, fpr British Columbia. His  funds carried him only as far as  Crookston, Minnesota, where he  found a job to raise the rest of  his fare.  Arriving in Vancouver the  same summer, just two years after its great fire, he worked for  a time clearing an opening in  the forests of what is now Fair-  view, just south of the original  Granville Street Bridge. He recalls that Charles Dupris was  hauling logs from this same foi*-  est at the time with five yoke of  oxen.  The last leg of the young man's  journey caPried him, by row-boat,  to the spot at the western entrance of Howe Sound that was  becoming known as . Gibson's  Landing.  For a number of. years employment consisted of. logging,  with oxen and horses, at Gibson's  Landing, and of survey work  around Vancouver.  Kings way was in those days  nothing-more than a wagon road,  almost without crossings. Young  Winegarden worked as axe-man  when Joyce Road and other  streets-to-be were blazed through  ���the woods, miles from any habitation.  Meanwhile, in 1889, he had  taken a pre-emption, where the  Salvation Army Camp is now ��  located, twenty years before that  locality received the name Hopkins Landing. By 1897 however,  when he married the third'Gibson daughter, Emma, he had. settled above Gibson's Landing, at  the intersection of what are now  ithe North  and  Reid Roads,  He soon sold this homestead,  for eleven dollars an acre, he  recalls, and after some moving  iabout, built the present home on  a corner of the Gibson property  next to the school.  By 1937 he had spent nearly  half a century at Gibson's Landing, and was beginning to be  called, not "Young", but "Old  Chuck". In that year, while doing a job that would have been  hazardous for one half his age,  he fell from a conveyor trestle  at the Port Mellon pulp mill,  lighting on a railway track "below.  With multiple fractures of the   .  skull,  limbs and ribs, he  looked  as  though  the  end   of   the  road  had been suddenly reached.  Miraculously, he did not die.  But one leg was useless, one arm  was crippled, and all remembrance of the past had disappeared.  This Year We're Featuring  raised On The "Sunshine ���oa<��t"  hi  S  Phone 116  anoe ouppises.  Pender Harbour  SHELL SERVICE  FOR  WINTER  LUBRICANTS  BATTERIES  CHAINS  SHELL   ANTI-FREEZE  Phone 48   C Cechelt  That was 'fifteen year's ago. Today Old Chirek walksv^down the  hill to the village, just '/Gibsons"  now, nearly every *day. His arm,  still a bit stiff, is "getting better  all the time". His once vacant  memory is startlingly clear concerning '����� names and occurrences  of sixty years ago. .  This is the significent fact. For  with the recent passing, jn his  ninety-fourth . year, of "Jimmy"  Fletcher, who. preceded him here  by five days, "Chuck" Winegarden is the only person alive today  who can recall, and relate for  permanent record-, the earliest  days of this settlement.  Many communities in our province are young enough that  pioneers still live who can tell  the stories of their beginnings.  But the ranks are thinning out.  Pioneers alive today will be gone  tomorrow. When "Chuck" Winegarden passes, to become, probably, the last to be buried in the  Gibson family plot in the village,  what he can tell must not go  with him, nor must the lore of  others go with them.  A great service can be rendered posterity if in each community some person assumes the  responsibility of making certain  that the story of how it began is  not lost. A grave omission will  have been committed to posterity  if this is not. done.*  Use The  ^oast News  Classified  For   Best  Results  PREMIUM  '��"'::''V;.v ..'���&&��  '$*���������  Please   r$ium $ydux,  billing   notice with  y our y-'p rem mj m  payment directly ip.  B.C.    HOSPITAL  INSURANCE  SERVICE,   PaHia-  merit    Buildings,  Victoria,   B. C,   or  make     payment  through  your   local'1  B.CH.I.S, Office or  Government Agent.-  $$��!&v::jfe'?  Don't Say Bread  Say   "Mc^ A f^^'��^  *s  ' t_iK_S��W��'''  Norman Stewart  Local Sales Rep.  R. R. 1, GIBSONS  Phone Gibsons 67 A..  QIFf  fnspfratfons  We will help you to play  Sa       Glaus to all the family  For The Children ���  There's A Delightful Assortment Of Stuffed Toys  From 98^ To $5.98  Colorful Silky Fur ��� Amusing Faces-.  In Gold Finish, or Colorful Enamel,  MUSICAL   POWDER   BOXES $8.O0~$1O;95  DRESSER   SETS   From  $6.95 To $24.95  SMARTEST NEW COMPACTS   $3.00 To $9.50  Fine Luggage, Well Designed  MEN'S BROWN LEATHER TRAVELETTE $29&&  LADIES' TRAIN CASE OR WEEK-END BAG  Either: $24.95 or fitted with "TIFFANY" $32.5����  Cosmetic Sets and Gents* Toiletries      $1.65 to $XJ5ffl  Costume Jewellery In A Distinctive Arrays'  Gift Chocolates From 35*^ to $7.5C?  A  fefe-rt-sffe.  ir   m  ~.r>U .  i.p;.n&!&e*n.ii<t>mw ���*<. ���* ,���?"  ��yS_CHELT  GIBSONS* 10  The Coast News    Thursday  December %   1953  It was pleasant to see so many  friends at the W.I. Bazaar. The  crowd did not seem as large this  year, but everyone soon gathered around the decorated stalls  where a brisk business was  carried on.  Pouring at the Tea Table,  which was decorated in the  Christmas theme, were Mrs. A.  Atlee, Mrs. Wes. Hodgson and  Mrs. W. Haley.  Winners of the Raffles were:  Blanket; Mrs. Kerpan. 1st Fruit  Cake; Alfred Winn. 2nd Fruit  Cake; Mrs. J.  Woods. Cushion;  With the new program series  B.C. Profile under way, senior  news editor Laurence Duffey  (right) and regional talks pro-  dlcer Bob Harlow have many  opportunities  for  consultation.  The progam features actuality  reports from all parts of the province as well as straight news  reports. The two sections of the  program are bridged by a musical group headed by organist  Win Renworth. Broadcast time  is Monday night at 7:30 p.m.  Talent Show  By Grade Eleven  Grade Eleven put on a skit  last Friday in the form of a  T.V. Talent Show. The students  made up the entries and the  show was full of commercials, as  are some of our better known,  programmes.  The master of ceremonies and  also Garthor Audfry, talent  scout was Warren McKibbin.  The first contestant was Mabel  Aune, as Squeeze-Box Jones.  ���She played two pieces on a very  small accordian, after, two strong  men broke their backs carrying  it on stage.  The second /entry was a band  consisting of Jim MacGregor,  piano, Denny Carrol, Horn, Tedw  dy Scott, Sticks, Eugene D'Aoust,  Drum, and George Hostland,  Drum; playing a rendition of  a spike Jones song.  The third contestant was Nonie  Pratt, who played a guitar and  gang two songs, that were very  much appreciated by the audience.  The next contestants were some  tumblers from Sechelt. They  were Ruth Tyson, Helen Garry,  and Teddy Scott. They went  (through a programme of acts  that brought lots of applause  from the crowd.  For the next entry, the girls'  joined together in a chorus line,  and put on a very good show of  rythm and timing. The girls  wore their gym shorts and short  crepe-paper skirts.  Ebb Kline, George Hostland,  <and Jim MacGregor made up the  next entry as a singing trio. I  Ithink they drew more laugh?  than any other entry.  The    next , contestants   were  "The   Deuces",   Wilma  Loams,  Doreen Hanson, and Nonie Pratt.  Nonie played the guitar, Wilma  sang, and Doreen did the Lyrics.  The whole room made up the  cast of the r'Desperado". Nonie'  played the desperado very welll  Helen Garry and Marylin Turner  were the hootchie-cootchie girls,  Ruth Tyson the model, Fred  Bunyan the fat policeman, and,  Ted Scott and Jim MacGregor  the warden and guard. The rest  of tlie class wa.s the chorus line.  The skit ended with the whole  class singing "On Top of Old  jSmokey", with the audience  joining in,.  Warren McKibbin  COUNCIL VIEWS  The photographer will be at  the school on Monday , November 30th, at 9 a.m. to take the  students pictures for their acti-*  vity cards.  Large school crests have  (arrived and are selling for 50  cents each. Small crests are on  order.  It was decided to have the  rings changed from sterling  silver to a Stirling silver band  with an enameled facing. The  cougar will be black enamel on  zl yellow background. There will'  the black initials E.H.S. at the  bottom of the ring. The price of  the Girl�� ring will be $3.90, and  the Boys ring, $4.90.  The council donated $10.00 towards the deficit for the production of Macbeth.  There willbe am assembly in  the gym third period on Friday  for the reports to be given by  Jack Cressweli and Warren McKibbin on their attendance to  the U.B.C. Parent-Youth Conference.  There will be a mixer every  Friday, in the gym with a small  admission charge, unless otherwise stated.  Warren McKibbin  Senior Boy's Sports  by Bill Nicholls  The Gibsons Cougars, representing Elphinstone High School,  started the 1953 - 54 basketball^  season off right by rolling to a  decisive 43-37 victory over Nth.  Van. High School. The Cougars  led from start to finish and their  lead was never seriously threat-  Gihsons   Liberate  Hear  President /Report  At the November meeting of  the Gibsons Liberal Association,  the President gave a report on  the Federal Riding Executive  Meeting held in North Vancouver.  Plans were made for the Federal, Provincial and Local Annual meetings to take place in  January.  At the conclusion of the business meeting, Miss Clemens gave  a very vivid description of her  qne-day visit to the Legislative  Assembly in Victoria.  ened until the final few minutes of the game when North  Van. crept to within six points  before  time  ran out.  Gibsons ran up a 27-15 half  time lead and increased it to  36-19 at the end of three quarters. The Black and Gold seemed  to be making a runaway of the  contest but an. ever-fighting  North Van., squad scored 18  points while holding the winners  Ito but 6 points in the final fifteen minutes.  Cougars big center, Roger  Evans topped all scores with 16  points, sore ankle and all, while  Dick Reichelt was close behind  with 15. Bob Letham packed the  Vancouver team with 12 points  and had he had the opportunity  to shoot more, the game might  have been a different story, but  \EUphinstone threw two zone defences at the visitors which  held Letham (partially) and his  team-mate's pretty well im check.  "the game was handled well  by the two refs, Gerry Glass-  ford and Roy Duncan. Both are  former   Elphinstone  students.  A capacity crowd filled the  bleachers and the stage, and  seemed to enjoy the two games.  We really appreciate your support and we'll promise to play  the best basketball we are capable of in expressing our thanks  to your turn-outs, so keep com-  in\  Following is the box score:  North Vancouver (37), Letham  12; Larson 4;. Rizzly 2; Hubard  6; Shores 5; Plato 7; Mclntyre 1.  Gibsons (43), Creswell 4;  Douglass 2; Evans 16; Glassford,  Hostland, McKay 1; Nicholls 2;  Poole 3; Reichelt 15!  GIBSONS   BUSINESSES   WILL  ACCOMODATE   LATE    SHOPPERS  A group of Gibsons Business People are making arrangements to remain open during the evenings part of each week  during the Christmas Season, to accomodate shoppers.  Full details of this arrangement will be published in the  Coast News issue of December tenth.  Wanted IMMEDIATELY  SALES REPRESENTATIVES, Male or Female, Full  cr Part-Time, for SECHELT, PENDER HARBOUR  WILSON CREEK, SELMA PARK, HALF MOON BAY  SECRET COVE, GAMBIER AND KEATS ISLAND.  Excellent opportunity to cash in on the Christmas  Rush! .�� Phone Gibsons '67 Q  Mrs. Lawson. Rug; Helen Shoe-  bottom. Candy; Grannie McEwen.  The members of the Board and  Executive of the Elphinstone  Branch VON were pleased with  the support given the VON  Dance recently.; Winners of the  Raffles were*: Plant, Donated by  Mrs. Hinton, Sechelt, was won  by Bob Nygren. pishes went to  Keith Wright, and the Doll, donated by Mrs. Peterson was won  by Bob Lemeiux.  SELMA    PARK    NEWS  Mrs Don. . Everett and her  new daughter, Gloria, are home  again from St. Mary's Hospital.  Mr. Walter Waddell injured his  disabled leg, and is ini Shaughnessy Hospital for treatment,  and so far does not know how  long he will be there, but he  hopes not too long.  Wilson Creek News  The John Brownings of Wilso"  Creek are enjoying a visit from  their daughter Winmifred, and  her husband Stuart Robertson.  They and their son Gordon have  come down to spend a few days,  from Blackpool, near Kamloops.  Unfortunately John has had  to be in Shaughnessy Hospital  for treatment for a crushed  muscle in his shoulder, sustained  when he fell on sloping ramp,  during the wet weather. It is  hoped that fie will be at home  shortly, and better soon.  F  or  SEE   OUR  LARGE  STOCK OF  CONGOLEUMS  INLAYS & TILES  Remnants at Greatly  Reduced Prices  CIL PAINT BARGAINS  Discontinued Colors  Clearance - don't delay  Gibsons Building  Supplies Ltd.  Phone 53  Gibsons  CONGRATULATIONS!  To Jean Werner, R.R. 1, Half Moon Bay, Winner of  the'Jingle Contest' of the Hopkins Christmas Fair  (Dec. 5th, at 8:00 p.m.)  "It isn?t~ just an everyday or ordinary fair,  For everyone who's anyone ingoing to be there.  I know that you are going, ana Oh Yes I want to state  Ther'll be dances square and modern  for the; folks with dancing feet  Coffee bar, and food thalti's tasty  for. the folks who like to eat.  There'll be lots of fun and frolic  there'll be games and Bingo too  Everything that's entertaining Just" especially for you".  The Hopkins Community Fair Committee thank all  those who sent in such splendid jingles.  Remember, it's this Saturday night at 8, free bus  leaves elementary school, 7:30. Stops School Board  office. at 7:40. Pick ups along the way.  This advertisement compliments of your friendly  TOTEM REALTY  u.  wmmmmmm  at wonderful prices !  J^__w&.^��i_W._*�������ai*!!JL^^^  TRIKES  2 Sizes  $5.50 & $14.95  CASH REGISTERS  89c  DISHES, In Glass Aluminum or Tin  69c to $2.95  KITCHEN STOVE,  with Burner       $2.19  USE OUR "LAY AWAY PLAN" A SMALL DEPOSIT  HOLDS ALL PURCHASES. BUDGET THE  BALANCE TILL XMAS.  IT'S FLADAGER'S  ��� TOWARDS THE BAY


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