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 i ���-yz  I  VICTOT^A, B.-C. |  Provincial h  Victoria,-B*  Eighth Year of Publication  Vol. 8 ��� No. 17.  Thursday April 29,  1954.  Published in  GiBscnsi- B.C7-  NEW B.C. POWER COMMIS-  round-<the clock job  of serving   ri^hit  is   James   D.'  W.   Blyth,  SION members have been busy  some  52,00  customers  through-  merly   comptroller   of    Brazil*  in  Victoria  getting up  to data out the province. Left is Chair-   ian  Uightl   Power   &   Ttfac-Lon  on   current  and  projected   act- man Thomas H.  Crosby,  form- Ltd.,   Toronto.  Mr. Blyth,  who  ivities of the $65,000,000 Crown'erly Pacific Region Manager-for was  treasurer  of  the  Commis^  Corporation following their ap- Canadian    Westinghouse    Ltd.,   sion   for   four   years   prior   to  pointment   in   March.   Though Vancouver; centre is Dr. Hector moving to Toronto early in 1953  not yet on full time duty, they J.  MacLeod,  dean emeritus   of has returnel !to the east to wind  and their employees are. keep- Applied Science at the Universe up affairs- before takingup per-,  ing the wheels  turning  in the   ity  of  British Columbia,   and   manent residence in Victoria.   ''"':  ::���  Ernie Pearson To  Leave Union Estates  Ernie Pearson^ well, known  Sechelt business, man announces"! his resignation from ;the  Union Store, Union Estates and  Estate Sales, after six years in  control.  As soon as arrangements can  be completed,, Ernie will leave  for 'his mew work with, the  O & O Logging on Sechelt  Inlet. In previous years Ernie  worked wilth tlie Osborne Logging Compjany as a foreman,  and now" will work with their  son Ted as Office manager, time-  ' keeper etc. He will continue to  Ken Whitaker  Passes Suddenly  On Sunday morning, April  25th, Kenneth Whitaker of  Sechelt, passed away in bed,  victim of a heart attack, at .'the  age of forty-five years.  Dr. Duncan McColl reports  that his passing was in all probability hastened by his activities,  including the air-sea rescue  attempt in which Ken participated with Harry Billingsley last  January.  Ken-was always interested in  Fred Milts  Heads Sechelt  May Day Committee  Fred; Mills has been chosen  President of the new May Day  Committee in Sechelt, replacing;Bis blocked to the general public.  Work Progressing  On Ruby Lake Road  Two years ago, Les Rimes,  then Editor of the Coast News,  accompanied John Klein and Al  Jackson over the road to Ruby  Lake. Les wrote a column about  the Toad and tt,ts; possibilities  for the Coast News, quoting  John Klein's opinion that the  Government could well take  over his new road and make a  highway of it, at a saving to the  public purse of about $80,000.  The Government dQfdn't, however, and we're still waiting for  the Highway.  Recently, Tom Walker of  Sechelt and Orv Moscrip drove  ,tQ Ruby Lake in a short time;  But for having got off onto an  old' cat road, and getting half  way up the mountain, and having to extricate themselves from  a wr*ng turning because of it��  '.. they had no trouble. particularly.  On the trip they noted several  ^local trucks hauling gravel for  yParsons Brothers,  who have  a  sub-con tract    for    this    gravel  '.surfacing.  ?   At the present time,  the uncompleted portion of  the   road  conomies  //  call Sechelt his home, and will   e^ryfthling: 'pientainwng   to   the  be  there   week-ends   and   holi  days.  New Of strict {Manager  welfare of the Community as a  whole, and the people in particular. He. took part in .every search;  Formation of a new B.C. Telephone Co. commercial district  to include six former gevern-  ment exchanges in B.C. in  addition to Squamjsih, Bridge  River, North and Weet Vancouver, and the appointment of a  district manager in charge of  commercial operations for the  area are announced by W.S.  Pipes, vice-president and general manager.  Former government exchanges  to be included in the newly-  formed d i s t r i c t are Sechelt,"  Gibsons, Pender Harbour, Shal-  alth, Lillooet and Lytton.  Eric L Mallett, formerly B.C.  Telephone Co. commercial manager for North and West Vancouver, has been appointed  district commercial manager in  charge of the new district. Mr.  Mallett's headquarters is in  North Vancouver.  A resident of North Vancouver, Mr. Mallett has been with  the company more than" twenty  years. He served with the RCAF  during the second World War  as a bomber pilot. One-time  president of St. John's A.Y.P.A.  North Vancouver, Mr. Mallett  also has been active in the  Community Players of North  Vancouver of which he was  president this last year. He is  a member of the board of directors of the North Vancouver  Kiwanis Club and North Vancouver Board of Trade. He is  also a member of the West  Vancouver Board of Trade.  e  fie was; active in the Board  of Trade, of which he was President for two years, the Rod and  Gun Club, an active member of  the Anglican Church, interested  in any project for the young  people of the area.  Ken was Region&l Director  and Chief Reporting Officer for  the R.C.A.F. Ground Observer  Corps No. 10, and was active in  the corps since its organization  on the. Coast.  For the past Seven years he  had operated a Real Estate and  Insurance business, and had  been connected with the Davidson Marine Express during the  time it operated into Sechelt.  Prior to that time he had been  with the Shell Oil in Vancouver.  During the War Years, Ken  was with the Seaforth Highlanders, (Reserve.) Due to an  old injury to his arm, he was not  accepted for overseas duty, but  continued with the Reserves  until the end of hostilities.  During his boyhood, Ken had  spent his summers in and about  Sechelt, where his Father had  opened the first general store,  carrying goods ashore from a  rowboat. The property now  known as the Union Estates was  owned by Ken's father.  The Whitakers were of British  Empire Loyalist stock, and he  continued With their tradition'  of patriotism and intense community interest.  Ken is survived by his wife,  Cherry, two sons, Michael aged  fifteen, Jeffrey, eleven, and one  daughter Jane, seven; two sisters Mrs. Isobel Gilbert of Selma  Park and Mrs. Jean Malkin of  Vancouver.  The passing of Kenneth  Whitaker leaves a vacancy that  will not be easily filled.  A funeral service was held  from St Hilda's Anglican  Church, Seche-ft, on Thesday,  April 27th at eleven o'clock.  Cremation was in the Vancouver Crematorium. The ashes  were scattered on the waters  off Trail Island,' Ken's favorite  fishing spot, and incidentally,  the spot where he almost came  to his death in January.  Bill ; Parsons, whose absence  during the week makes it impossible to perform  the duties.'  Fred tells us he is anticipating  a bigger parade than ever, this.  year, and suggests that everyone  planning to enter should get in  touch with him as early as  possible.  The Sechelt and Gibsons Com.f According to Tom. the scenery  mittee -hea;ds have been gettiag^lonS the  road  is magnificent,  ���___;':'/.,- - ���- ���-li.'j.i- ���     --5    ���.. j _   ��� i . I'l'^StSTifl  'for- TtVinthfranhv    it.   shmi'lrl  All signs point to an early completion of the Road,, which is of  Zso much interest to everyone  -both on the Peninsula and at  'Powell River.  y Tom and Orv found tlie road  .builders most co-operative, and  |Eind travel, even as the road is.  mot too difficult.  together, with a  of their respective Queens, to  facilitate photography, and to  make possible the people of  each Community seeing a part  of the activities of the other.  should  Evening Of  Chamber Music  Highly Successful  Gibsons PTA  Sponsors  Talent Night  Tony Gargrave M.L.A. addressed a near-capacity audience"  at the Legion Hall at Roberts Creek on Tuesday evening, April  27th. Introduced to his listeners by Chairman Jack Fisher, Mr,  Gargrave opened with a brief description of -the working procedure of the Legislature in Victoria,^ and spoke on his activity  in the matters dealing with Lands and Forests Legislation, and-  in Welfare.  The B.C. Power Oommiaion'ls  new Board was mentioned, and  the trouble at Whatsan described. There is a possibility, he  stated, that the new Board will  appoint a Manager to deal with  local administrative matters.  The installtion of- power in  Half Moon Bay and' Pender  Harbour has been delayed somewhat pending a decision on  where the lines for the Powell  River supply are to be run, and  whether the supply for these  places will be taken from the  Sechelt Inlet directly or from a  subsidiary plant.  He   touched   upon   the   road  linking Powell River with   the  Peninsula    road    system,    and f Referring to stumpage charges,-  stated that an additional twenty -he stated, the same stumpage is���;  men have  been taken on,  and   now payable, whether the. logs ;  that the  work is being pushed   are cut for Pulp or for lumber..  forward as rapidly as possible     Tne  Workmen's Compensation..  The duties of the Opposition i^t has been amended, but tern the Legislature were outlined. !CCF Part* feels that additionat  In connection with Forestry, ! pen,3ions' and revised benefit*.  Gargrave stated that his party, |are stlil t0�� smaU�� for injuries*  in conjunction with the Liberal ! or f(?r industrial illnesses.. Henparty and the Conservatives, in aiso felt lhat the SocIfed Government had been   "niggardly"'"  m   its   allowance  for   orphaned^-  children  of  industrial  workers-  He scored the new regulations;  in   the  Labour   Relations   Act-.  feeling   that  the  Social   Credit  Government had failed to recogv-  ��� 'ui_.eu.the:���:,newr��ol ey&��;iI*abour:~as^-  a   balancing   force   in   Government as  well as in Employer~  Zmpioyee   relationships. ;  Regarding the possibility o&T.  lowering Power rates, Tony,  described the necessity for pay-  the  Opposition,   opposed  vigorously   the   granting   of   Foresi--  Management   Licenses    in   perpetuity. He felt that the system -  was wrong, and that it laid the -  individual     members     of.    the--  Government   open   to  possible;  pressure  from   "Big   Business^'  for the granting of same, partic- -  ularly when several of the well-  established firms might be competing for the same area.  In the matter of the damming?.  of rivers for power or industrial  I purposes, it is now necessary .���  if hat escape routes for fish foe~  I kept open,  as a fish conserva.- ���  tion measure.  The. Roberts Creek String  Orchestra, and guest artists,  Mrs. Betty Allen, pianist, Mr.  Ben Short, Viola, Mr. Allan Maclntyre, Cellist, presented a  delightful program of chamber  music in the Legion Hall, at  Roberts Creek last Saturday  evening.  The Orchestra presented a  variety of selections, including  numbers from t he works of  Bach, Peter Warlock's Capriol  Suite, Grieg's Last Spring and  Norwegian Dance, and a group  Folk Tunes representative of  many nations. ^  Betty . Allen played Mendelssohn's Rondo Capriccioso, and  at tlie insistence of the audience,  gave them a delightful encore.  The String Quartet, Miss  Jervis, Miss Maclntyre, Allan  Maclntyre and Ben Short presented a Gavotte, by Handel,  and Pochln's Petite Ettude.  The Cello Sonata, Beethoven's  "Andante" was performed by  Allan Maclntyre with Margaret  Maclntyre at the piano.  Halydn's Minuet and' Fugue  from Divertimento No 3, was  given by the String Trio, Miss  Maclntyre, Allan Maclntyre and  Ben Short.  Margaret Maclntyre played  Cesar Franck's First movement  from the Sonata in A with Betty  Allen at tlie piano. *  The Piano Quintette, "Andante from Quintette in A" by  Sinding was introduced by Miss  Maclntyre with a few explanatory remarks regarding the  composer, a contemporary Scandinavian musician, whose works  are as yet little known in this  country.   Betty   Allen  was  the  Once again, Gibsons PTA is  sponsoring a local Talent Night.  Preliminaries will be held on  May first at 8:00 p.m..at Elphinstone Highschool. All children  with musical or dancing talent  are encouraged to take part.  In past years, this talent exhibition has attracted wide  interest. It is a wonderful opportunity ��� for youngsters to  perform before an audience, and  to have their performance  judged Iby qualified adjudicators.  Everyone is reminded of the  date, and is invited to come out  and hear these talented young  people.  Winners from this evening's  Talent night will be given the  opportunity of coming to the  Talent Night Finals, to be held  oh May eighth, again at the  Elphinstone Highschool.  pianist, violinists were Margaret  Maclntyre and Eric Lindwall,  Ben Short the viola and Allan.  Maclntyre the cellist.  Mr. Short introduced the program    very    informally,    with  little notes on the parts played  | by  the  various  instruments   in  Chamber Music, and a few remarks  on  the  program   in  general.  The audience, necessarily held  to a minimum on account of the  size  of  the hall,  were  all  appreciative    of     the     evening's'  entertainment,  and generous in  their applause and praise.  After the concert, the members  cf   the   orcnestra,   their   guest  artists and friends, finished the  evening by holding an informal  party, as is their custom on their  final performance of tlie season.  Miss  Maclntyre   has   already  announced    her,,   intention     to  Gargrave Discusses  B.CI1.S. In Gibson  : ""Tony Vfear#a^:^-S':^cu-  Mackenzie  Riding,   addressed   a  public  meeting   in   Gibsons   on  Monday evening, April 26th.  Chairman R.   Clarkson  introduced the speaker.       !  After  making  his  report   on ! ment of the cost of installation^,  the work of the past session in power    lines    and    equipment^.  which had to be amortized within each area, and the rate -  structure was such as to accoia--  lish this. He promised to look:  into the rate structure, whenv  different members of the audience rose to remark that they  felt the rates in this area werer-  high.  The cutting off of the onar  thosusand doMar grant to itise;  U.N., for which the schools o��-  the Province received benefit-  through well presented informa���  tive literature, was, he stated,.  a grave error on tlie part of the ���  Social Credit Government. He -  felt that in a budget the size of -  that of B.C.'s. it was wrong;  economy to deny this small l  support. The mortal effect iof-  such an attitude, he felt, in the-  in the Legislature, Mr. Gargrave  discussed Hospital Insurance  and the five percent sales tax.  He expressed the hope that the  beneficial effect of the change  in B.C. Hospital Insurance service would offset the detrimental effect of the increase in  sales tax.  "No Province" he said, "can  afford to place too heavy a  burden of taxation on its citizens. This places the province  at a disadvantage, in comparison  with its neighbour". "We must  remember" he went on "That  Alberta, our next Province, has  no Sales Tax at all".  With reference to the PGE  Railway, Mr. Gargrave said the  Howe  Sound  was  one   of   the  most beautiful inlets on the face of the needs of the Prov���  Pacific Coast. It would be a pity, j ince in Trade and Industry fos~  he told the audience, if the | the work of such a body, couldF-  construction of this railway J reflect most harmfully,  prohibited the construction of a j Tony also deplored the cuts;-:  highway     later.      "Personally" i in Library grants,   feeling  that-  said Tony, "I would like to see  the road and the railway constructed at the same time."  In answer to a question from  the floor regarding the Gower  Point Road, Mr. Gargrave stated  that the Department of Public  Works had agreed to pay 75%  of the construction costs. Along  with change to the wharf, this  will help solve the parking problems of the Black Ball Ferry.  CITIZENS  COMMITTEE  TO MEET NEXT SUNDAY  arrange at least one, and possibly two of these presentations  for next season.  May 2nd is the date set for  the meeting when the Citizen's  Committee of Sechelt and District will present the information it has gathered regarding  the Sechelt Water Board and  the current Water Rates.  It is hoped to "have a fuDy  representative gathering at  three o'clock in the Legion Hall, week  this was not the place for sucfe:  stringent Governmental econo- ���  mies. He cited many instances -  ���in which the Public Library-  system was already far short of:  its needs.  Several   questioners   rose   in >  the matter of local roads, apart.  from the main highway system.  Many    of    these    had    brought,  plans detailing the locations o��-  the  roads  of which  they  coir*-  plained, among them the B & KT.  Road,    cutting    at    an    angle?  through   a   piece   of  property,.,  and -which, it had been sugges���  j ted, the Goverment might takers  over. The Elphinstone Road ano~  Beach   Avenue   West  were  all...  complained   of.   Mr.   Gargrave  examined each plan, and heard  each questioner separately,,  during    the    luncheon    period-  following the meeting.  Mr. Gargra-ve will be at Pen-  der Harbour this week-end, anrf.  at Port Mellon and Sech-.'t r----"xMz. ��� -'-2- ;     The  Coast Nev.s       Thursday April 29,  1954.  )m    i    ' ' .' ������ ��������������������������� ���  * -  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.  Authorized  as second  class mail,   Post Office Department,   Ottawa-  Rates of Subscription: 12 mos. $2.00; 6 mos. $1.35; 3 mos. 75c.  5c per copy. United States and Foreign, $2.50 per yeur.  Phone Gibsons 45W  Box 128 Gibsons ' British Columbia.  (L>di  ilonaii  Gibsons Pedestrians  Last Spring, before traffic became its usual Summer  busies* in the Village, we went "all out" to urge action in the  matter of pedestrian walks along at least fthe main-travelled  streets, in order to preserve pedestrians intact and to protect  the motorist from the hazard created by the wandering  thoughtless ones.  Nothing has been done to date, but the first accident has  happened. Fortunately iit was not of too serious a nature, but  it could easily have been. A tiny child was grazed by the  fender of a passing car ��� purely accidentally. The child was  thrown to the pavement, and suffered minor but painful  bruises and abrasions.  As the season advances, traffic both vehicular and pedestrian, increases greatly. Will this be the most serious accident  or the last? We wish most sincerely that we could say 'Yes'  to that one. We can only shudder at the possibilities.  A pedestrian walk, a side walk, or an area definitely set  apart for foot traffic, would go a long way towards regulating  <fchis traffic, and helping to avoid future injuries and worse.  Do Gibsonites ever think of making this improvement?  CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE  WRITES   ON   WATER   RATES  Mr. Wm ReM,  Secretary Sechelt  Waterworks Ltd.,  c/o   Union S/S Ltd.,  Vancouver, B.C.  Dear Sir:  I am directed to write to you  on behalf of the Citizen Committee appointed at a meeting  of water consumers' held" in  Sechelt 21st March 1954. This'  meeting was sponsored by the  Sechelt Board of Trade due to  the strong resentment with  which the announcement of the  new water rates was met by the  individual water consumers as  well as responsible organization concerned with the welfare  and progress of our Community,  The Citizens Committee, consisting of Messrs. H. Kydd,  Lodge proprietor of Selma Park  and   representing   Selma   Park ,,      ,_,*,.,  Community Centre,  James Par-  n���  ��fer���*  Sechelt  ker,  Merchant and operator  of "���at S3700 and UP  A Different Student View  Dear Editor.  Re the recent debate between  C.Y. Nical and George Hastland,  the following letter has points  ���which George and the Students  would be well advised to consider.  "Dear George,  This letter is meant to inform  you that just because you are a  student at Elphinstone High,  you are not necessarily expressing the opinion of all the  students at your school.  First of all, my congratulations  to Mr. C.Y. Nical, who very  courageously expresses his  opinion in the face of adverse  criticism. *  I too am a student, George,  at one of the large Vancouver  Highschpols. Our student body  decided of its own free will that  smoking   at   school   should   be  residents  Practical pointers  There is in progress a program of practical talks given  to the students of Elphinstone Highschool by people in businesses, trades and professions. Tlie people who are giving  these talks are members of the group- of whom they speak  to the students, and speak from entirely practical points of  view. ���    ��� .  They give the student body pointers on what they must  have in general educational background, what specific extra  studies are called for, what special training is needed, what  personal characteristics should be developed, and what relationships with others are required.  To us, this sounds like a very good program, and we  believe the Highschool is to be congratulated upon having  instituted the practice here, and upon having men and,women  from so many varied walks of life who are willing to-go and  speak to them.  An introduction to living and working, such as this,  should be of great value to the young people now almost  ready to branch out and choose their way of life and living,  as well as their means of earning that living.  Letters To The Editor  APPRECIATIVE READER  When my husband and myself spent the winter months at  Gibsons, I used to call and get  the Coast News, which we always enjoy, and after reading.  sent it to Shaughnessy Hospital.  On my last trip to your office,  you so kindly offered to send  it direct to Mr. George Payne,  in Shaughnessy Hospital.  This letter is not only to thank  you for your kindness to our  dear friend 84 years old, but to  let you know that I received a  letter from him yesterday, and  he is very grateful for the fine  service rendered by you. He  lived at Williamsons for nine  years and knows aYi the Coast,  so it is of particular interest to  him.  Mr. Thomas buys our paper  at Port Mellon', so you still have  us as steady readers, and then  we pass it on to others to enjoy.  Again thanking you,  Sincerely,  Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Thomas.  Ed's Note: We enjoy hearing  from appreciative readers, and  are indeed pleased that our  mailing to Shaughnessy fills a  need. We are happy to mail,  the Coast News, without charge,  to anyone from the area who is  a patient in Shaughnessy Hospital.  Optometrist  GIBSONS  Phone  Gibsons  91  Office      Flour*  9:00   a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evenings by Appointment  Why go to Vancouver for  Optical Service?  Ferry Too Small  Elephants Too Big  For the Spring Carnival at  Sechelt this week end, the manager of the Badtieley Shows had  planned to bring over an  elephant group to add to the  performance. However, on investigating, he found there was  insufficient clearance on ' the  ferry to permit the loading of  the truck carrying the elephants.  The darlings of any carnival had  to be routed to points on Vancouver Island, instead of the  Peninsula.  Other attractions will be  brou^'u to Sechelt instead of the  elephants for the Spring Carnival. This show is sponsored by  lh>- Sechelt Board of Trade, and  will bring three days of gayety.  ai I fun for everyone,, on April  2&th, 30th, and May first.  Sechelt Village Centre, Mr. H.  Duncan, Hotel proprietor, Reg  Jackson operator of Standard  Motors and the writer, was  directed to make every effort  through your Company, the P.!  U.C. and the Provincial Government to effect a downward  revision of the new water rates,  A most careful study of the  records of the public hearing:  before the P.U.C. held in Secheit  the 7th March 1950 was undertaken by the Citizens Committee  and we are unable to find justification for the average in.  crease in water rates of .147%  and in specific increases for  some commercial water users of  500 to 900%. In this connection  the committee would appreciate  if you would advise us as to the  total revenue receivable for  1954 for all water consumers  and what expenses are charged  against this gross revenue.  The 900%   increase in water  rates    for   Sechelt    elementary  School retroactive to September  1953 is a matter of grave concern for the Sehoolboard as ho  provision   was  made   for such  increase   in   last  year's   budget  and. no monies are available, \%.  is understood  that the   School-  board has been forced to consider a plan whereby water could  be  piped into  the school from  a spring adjacent to the school  ground's.    Rev.    Father   Nolan,  principal of Sechelt Residential  School   advise    the   committee  that  he  is   unable   to   provide  funds to'meet the water rates  for his school, which under the  new rates are in excess of $500  per annum. '     .[  The committee is also of the  of the opinion that the new  rates will have a very detrimental effect of the future growth  of our Community.. Neighbouring communities are charging  $12.00 and $15.00 Rer annum  for   the  same service which  is  The committee is also disturbed by the number of  residents -who have expressed  themselves ready to revert to  wells and sandpoints drawing  water from .their own property  if present rates are contiued.  We fully realize this would be  a backward step for our Community.  We would like to point out  that a more equitable water  rate would encourage new residents and businesses to our  Community and thereby creating further revenue for tlie  Sechelt Waterworks Ltd.  Suggestions has been made to  our Committee that a flat rate  of $25.00 per_.nnum for all consumers, to include Sink, Bath  and/or Shower and onie Flush  toilet would be acceptable. Such  increase of 66*4% to be the  basis for additional charges for  extra taps, baths, toilets, etc.  The genorosity of your parent  company in donating our Community with a public park site,  a lot for our volunteer fire  brigade, the installation of  several fire hydrants etc. leads  the writer to believe that a  voluntary revision of the water  may be considered by your company at this time to perpetuate  the concern for the welfare and  growth of Seehelt and Selma  Park that the Union .Steamships  Coriipany exhibited for so many  years.  A public meeting for further  discussion of the water rates has  been scheduled for 2nd May.  Your reply and suggestions  prior to that date would be  greatly  appreciated.  A. Johnston,  Chairman  Citizen   Committee,  Sechelt, B.C.  This letter published in the  general interest, by permission  of the chairman, A. Johnston.  ���miMWw1*'**��  ������paw  ������ t irin-n i ii, Mil 11  iimiiBiniii   niwiim  Are Running ���  Sports Fishing Gear  In Good Supply  AT MURDOCH'S  WATER  reveals wKis  true flavour  8?Sg$SS^  Give Our  FROZEN FOODS  A  Try.  We Have A Complete Line  Our Spring Supply  Of  MARINE and HOUSE  PAINTS  Is Good.    New Colors.  Marine Supplies  Phone 116  -.  PENDER  HARBOUR  Put Seagram's "83" to the water tests  Water, plain or sparkling,  reveals a whisky's true, natural flavour  and bouquet.       ft  waMadiak^fiidkti  w  Oi  vto&'&e-  This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor  Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.  prohibited. Smok.r.g, as well as  Mickey Spillane, is a private  matter, and should be treated  as such.  Haven't you anything better  to do with your time, such as  practicing basketball, or play-"  ing in a game?  You mention being a good  citizen. I. think your letter  proved the opposite. A good  citizen considers others before  himself. This smoking-lounge  problem is no exception. Everyone at Elphinstone doesn't want  a lounge. I know that, because  at our own school the majority  don't smoke, and not because  we're "Stuffy." It surely can't  be that necessary.  In closing, I would like to say  I am entirely on Mr. "Nieal's  side, even if it means deserting  the teen-age ranks.  "Deserter",  Vancouver.  Put your extra dollars to work  through the practical, convenient facilities of Investor a  Mutual. Ask your Investors  Syndicate representative for full  details.  Write or Phone  NEV ASTLEY  District  Manager -  S780  Cambie St..       F��.  1331  L  Vancouver, B.C.  Correction:  In our last week's account of  the Flumerfelt-Fisher wedding,  the report as to the organist who  played for tlie ceremony was  incorrect. Another of Celia's  School friends,1 Karen Stock-  well, played the organ for Efoba  Klein's solos and for tlie rest  of the ceremony.  FOR QUICK SALES  US.S THR GQAST NiEWS  CLASSIFIED  ~--i  Coming For One Night Only  TO THE  HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM  The U.B.C. Players In     ^r,  GEORGE   BERNARD   SHAW'S  "Major Barbara"  The Story of a Munition-Maker's Daughter  who joined the Salvation Army.  Thursday May 13th, at 8:00 p.m.  Admission     Adults $1.00 Students 50^  I  Where Will We Get a New  $200,000,000 a Year?  . . . that's what B.C.  needs to  keep her payroll levels high  TO KEEP British Columbia prosperous  and progressing, every year the  owners and managers of risk money  must decide to spend at least $200,-  000,000 of NEW money in this  province.  But back of every risk-taking investment that puts dollars in British  Columbia pay envelopes there must  be one thing: CONFIDENCE.  British Columbia has been in the  forefront of North American progress in recent years for just one  reason. There has been confidence  in the value of her resources and  the stability of her people. Investors  ���have believed they would get a  square deal in B.C. It's a great  reputation to have . . . worth $200,-'  000,000 or more a year!  . So long as capital comes to B.C.  for new industries, power plants,  pipelines, mines, drilling of wells,  ^construction of all kinds, there are  jobs for today's citizens, plenty of  opportunities for young people and  for newcomers who hope to find a  livelihood here.  BRITISH COLUMBIA FEDERATION OF TRADE AND INDubTRY  I  I  ��� yr  SECHELT. STORY-  by L.S.J,  The    "Nineties"    in .Sechelt  were come to in a very devious  way. We first went over the St.  Gothard pass in a diligence with  many   stops,   including  Zurich,  Lake  Maggjiore, 1 Vendee,   w'ith  the  Empress   Eugenie  dodging  -anarchists   and   the   like,   and  'Having tea in ^he various hostel-  ries of note en route in those  long far off days.   ,  Sent off to Farnborough Hall  with a historic rosebush from  the Imperial ' gardens at St.  Cloud, was only one of many  errands that raised no eyebrows.  Our archivist has the yen for  "the "Colonies?' as he gets older,  '.and.at the tender age of 18 we  by B.W.  Guide Lieutenant, Mrs. Moor-  stewajrdship   at  the  Merchants  Exchange for two months.  ;  Here we find human nature  has not changed, and the  Empresses   are  needing  honest  pursers who can keep their eyes j house and Tawny OwL Mrs.  on the cargo and their hands: Tom Walker took the Sechelt  off old Scotch whiskey obtained j Guides and Brownies on a grand  in Hong Kong at seventy five; clearing bee in Hackett Park  cents the bottle. jon Thursday. The girls worked  Our   man  is  chosen  for   the; hard,  as  also did   a couple  of  honor, and,puts in eleven years.  In the meantime he files on a  Pre-Emptiqn at Sechelt, Lot  1331, and purchases 1437.  Rumor has it- that there is gold  on the beach, and a gold mine  on Merry Island, and this will  be a good place to settle.  The gold and the Americans  were synonimous, in that they  never amounted to much. The  gold was iron pyrites and the  Americans just as  worthless.  Sechelt, due to its geographi  potential ,'cubs" who were along  find him booked  for  Winnipeg  cal position, was bound to be a  yvia New York, Philiy, Lake Erie j place   of   importance.   The  tre-  : and Duluth. The man now mendous stands of timber in the  arrives and gets a job in the' Inlet and the calm wat.r there-  club where, after a couple of j in brought loggers of all types  months, a "portly Lordly look-' into the area, and the fun began  ing Gent" (these are his own with our friend in the midst  word,)   asked, him. if he  would  of it all.  be his "boy". Our man agreed The indians were engulfed in  .and was to be at the depot in, this tide of men> and it is re_  the  morning   where   he   is   in-; greUable as far as  the Indians  .stalled in the private car of the j were   concerned   that  the   new  big man, the "Matapedia", with^ chums in the main were rogues  ..his new boss,  none  other than   and   wasters  looking   for   pros-  'iLord Mount Stephen. Sechelt is ��� pects  to sell  to  mugs  and  the  ; still a long way off and we will \ ���urLwary.  .ask your indulgence for a while:     m, ,,   ,    \  a They  would locate you on a  ���^   " I P.  Reserve  or  a  gold prospect  for $50.00. Some of these P.R's  ' had good timber on them, but it  ! was  considered  somewhat  of a  .   We   are   now  with   the   Vice:  ; .Regal party bound for Caigarj'-,  with piles of Buffalo bones, and  tin   cans  along  tlie   track,   that  were    used   for    grub    by   the'  "Nayvies".     The     C.P.R.     has  : reached   a   few   miles   beyond  Calgary at Silver City, no doubt  now a passable farm.  In   Calgary   several   hundred  Blopds,  Piegafis,   and   Blackfee  are milling round the train. Our'  man   is   asked   by   a   Catholii  priest   to   see   that   no   liquor  reaches the braves. "Your name  Sir?"   our  man   asks,   "Oh,   I'm  Father    Lacombe".    Mentioning  the  matter   to   his  boss,   he   is  "sent  hotfoot back  to  bring hi  Reverence in to dinner. He met  this   great  man   once  more   at  account  of  the   Sheriff with* a  Sechelt in later years.'- !  Returning to Ottawa through  Winnipeg without a ' stop, on  Supreme Court writ because of  some ' shady C.P.R. real estate  deal in Winnipeg, our narrator  is found at Keewatin rustling  eggs and bacon from adjacent  farms as the train has run out  of grub.  Donald, Hill, and Van Horne  are now of the party, and proceed to England to convince the  powers, that be to put up more  money. A quick turn around  ���with several Million Dollars and  the Canadian Government  guarantees the  C.P.R. bonds.  A trip to Port Moody with  much ", beefing from the train  crew about the platform built  on the front of*the engine, so  that the big shots can enjoy the  mountain scenery. Next time to  Vancouver, the year of the fire,  and hereabouts we take leave  pf Lord Mount Stephen after j  seven years with an exemplary j  reference, which brings us to a!  liability when clearing the farm.  Sechelt proper, a9 it is now, is  on Lots 303 and 304. These two  lots were reserved when the  Federal Government surveyed  the Indian Reserve in 1867,  what for is not known. It was  not till 1897 that they came into  the market and were sold to the  Whitaker interests.  This led to a fairly large influx of money, and a sawmill  was built at Porpoise Bay,  hotels and a school. The two  lots were subdivided and streets  named, and Sechelt was officially on the map.  There was some misplaced  humor in the street names, in  view of the doldrums which  overtook the settlement in later  year. It came into its own more  or less as a summer resort and  excursion steamer terminal, and  reached   its  heyday  in  this, re-  i  This SPRING  Get it  at  HASSAN'S  Boots   and  Shoes  For  Spring Work or. Play.  Fishermen's   Needs  For  the'  New  Season.  We're Agents For  BAPCO  PAINTS  And  Handle   A  Complete  Line.  HASSAN'S  Store  Phone   11-U  PENDER   HARBOUR  Union  OTMWte  ur  GENERAL   STORE  Sechelt^ B.q.  GROCERIES:     Thursday,    Friday, . Saturday:  HEINZ BABY - FOODS  3 tins for   29^>  HEINZ   BABY  CEREALS      (4 varieties) '....:.'23^  MEATS:     Saturday Only  T-BONE  STEAKS     "Red Brand" Beef  -   Trimmed Waste-Free per lb   69^  ONTARIO MEDIUM CHEESE per lb   54��  Watch For Other Real  BUTCHER'S  SPECIALS  HARDWARE:  Martin-Senour "SOLO COAT" Paint  For Longer LifeN��� Cleaner Color.  In One Application.  "SOLO COAT" Per Gallon $8.60.  spect in the twenties.  The thirties brought decline  and tlie forties brought the area  into a steady climb that was  climaxed by the advent of the  Black Ball ferries which puts  us in the same suburban category as the Fraser valley.  There is occasional nostalgia  for a boat trip, but the wheel  has the stage. The keel is gone  for keeps. I am indebted to Mr.  T.J. Cook, a notable nonagenarian of Sechelt for most pf my  data, and I regret very much  that my pen is not more able to  portray more of his extremely  interesting past.  to help.  The Sechelt Guide's Local  Association announce that they  are obliged to postpone their  May-day tea which v/as to have  been held on May 4th. New  date will be published in the  Coast News next week.  During the Easter holiday, Mr.  and Mrs. Ben Lang and their  daughters, Ann and Heather  visited Mrs. Lang'-s , mother in  Vancouver, where they participated in a great family re-union.  Mrs. Lang's brother who is an  Army Lieutenant, stationed at  Winnipeg, came with his family,  and her sister, who lives at  Medicine Hat, with her family,  so Grandma Diebel had all her  grandchildren together for this  happy occasion.  Roofing Repairs  Prompt Attention  Thursday April 29, 1954.        The Coast News  WORK    GUARANTEED  Box 10, Coast. News  SAND    GRAVEL  Delivered anywhere on the  PENINSULA  ��� Call for prices ���  CHELT BUILDING SUPPLIES  Phone Sechelt 60 ���  Series  YOU CAN HAVE  ALL THESE WONDERFUL FEATURES IN  54  Fisher Body Beauty ��� Outside and In  This is the new-car look Canada likes best. Longer,  lower, smoother lines. Colorful new interiors with  durable new fabrics. Chevrolet gives you Fisher  Body beauty and quality outside and in!  Highest Compression Valv'e-in-Head Engines  Chevrolet gives you the new kind of power that  pays off in finer performance on less gasoline. The  compression ratio of Chevrolet's great overhead  valve engines is the highest of any tow-priced car!  A Smooth "Flat" Ride Like the Biggest Cars  Engineers call it a "flat" ride ��� solid, steady, road-  hugging. It makes driving easier, riding more comfortable. And it comes from advanced engineering  including Chevrolet's famous Unitized Knee-Action!  Bigger Brakes for Easier, Smoother Stops  Chevrolet brakes are a full 11" in diameter ��� as  large as those of many far more costly cars. This  extra size provides greater braking power and  makes stopping easier and safer for you.  Highest Valve-in-Head Horsepower in the Low-  Priced Field. Two great valve-in-head engines���  the "Blue-Flcme 125" in Powerglide-equipped  models and the "Blue-Flame 115" with sfandcrd  transmission. They're unsurpassed in the low-priced  field for all 'round performance and economy.  All the Latest Automatic Power Controls  Chevrolet's the first low-priced car to offer the  extra-cost options of Power Steering, Power Brakes  (on Powerglide models) and Automatic Front  Window and Seat Controls (on Bel Air and "Two-  Ten" models).  Zippy, Thrifty Powerglide Automatic Transmission. Powerglide's ahead of other automatic  transmissions in the low-price field in more ways  than one! It's the first one in the field, and it's  been improved and advanced beyond all others.  Optional at extra cost.  INSIST ON A TRUE  Model for Mode! ���  Feature for Feature ���  Price for Price!  C-2554C  PHONE 5 S  "THE NAME THAT MEANS A GOOD DEAL  WILSON  CREEK Y  -4  The Coast News      Thursday April 29, 1954.  jWjggjSftB  ������K%  ��tft (timet 1$we  GI3SON5.B.C.  Phone 45 W  PHONE 45 W  GIBSONS <s��  ' *'yy , #*���;<* /* ������'"'  It takes practice to kiss over learner wJhen his teacher is  a big drum, but Cusins played Major Barbara of the Salva-  by Bob Woodward, is a good   lion Army (Sharon Scadding.)  Selma News  This n That  ^ by E. Nestman  Selma Park Community  Association held their spring  tea in the hall at,v Selma Park.  There was a good turnout for  the occasion. Mrs.. J.E. Lee was  General Convenor, 'with Mrp.  Hazel List, President, receiving  the guests.  Mris.   George   Bachelor*   and  Mrs.   M.   Beney,' convened  the  'home    cooking,    Mrs.    George  Colson the tea tables, Gay Duval  the  raffles, Mrs.  Dilworth  and  ;E. Biggs, the Kitchen.  Lucky winners of the two  hampers were Mrs. Belle Shott,  and Bernie Duval. Mrs. Wakefield Senior won the door prize.  Mr, and Mrs. Kidd are back  from their jaunt to town. Mx^  and Mrs Wes Jonason are away  to the Cariboo, having rented  their home ' ,to Mr. and M'rs.  ��� Bronsten.  Mr. and Mrs. Dingy away to  Sooke Lake to take up work and  residence there.  Mrs. Perkins is recovering  from an operation in Vancouver  hospital.  Gladys Bachelor and Eileen  O'Driscoli were up for the  Easter holidays.  Mrs. Sanderson, Phyllis and  Irene spent the holidays, at their  cottage here.  They tell me Mrs. Johanson is  oh the imend and expected home  shortly. Very happy to hear this  as she was a very, sick woman  for awhile. .  Constable Norman Adolphe of  the R.C.M.P. is taking over for  NeJs Cumming who is away for  six: weeks. The Constable is  from Westview and is finding  things a little more quiet than  his home town.  Mrs. Simons dropping in from  Washington way, on her trip  up to visit her sister Mrs. Meuse  at. Half Mooi_;Bay. -  ��� Mr. and, Mrs, ��Jand '< and faxnily  are ba^\lnf.their'-cottage again.  Mr. Bland ds with the Continental Logging Company.  Mrs. Joe" Head back for a short  visit. She has been sojourning  at Mission.  They tell me keeping a budget is an orderly way of taking  the pleasure out of spending as  nrnch as iever.  Police Court Hews  In Magistrate Johnston's court  last week, driving without  due care and attention cost  Christopher Smith of Wilson,  Creek a fine of $25.00 and costs.  He overturned his car at West  Sechelt, causing damage of  $750.00 approximately, and was  fortunate not to have sustained  bodily damage himself.  Driving at forty-five miles an  hour in a thirty-five mile zone  at West Sechelt cost John,  Mathew Kwantes ten dollars  and the court costs.  ��� Bruce Grant of Port Moody  paid a fine of ten dollars and  costs, being found guilty of  operating a truck with improper  carrier's licenses.  Glenn Wilson, of Selma Park,  whose<car turned over rounding  ai corner at .> West Sechelt, was  fined $20..and,, costs for driving;,  without due care and atention.  Frederficik Joseph Smjijth of  Port Mellon, for driving from  Port Mellon to Gibsons, using  someone else's license tabs, in  contravention to the Motor Vehicles Act, was fined $25.00 and  costs.  Vernon Charles Green of  Selma Park, charged with supplying liquor to an Indian, and  with causing wilful damage to  property, was defended by H.  Rankin, barrister, of Vancouver*.  The charges were dismissed on  aocount of insufficient evidence.  Ronald White of West Sechelt,  was fined fifty dollars and costs  for having liquor at a public  dance, to wit, the Community  Hall at Wilson Greek.  Reginald Paul, of the Sechelt  Indian Band, paid a fine of ten  dollars and costs for having  liquor off the reserve.  owimg  rsews  What is greater than the World  Baseball Series, or the National  Hockey Playoffs? Why it's the  Sechelt Peninsula Bowling Playoffs at the Sechelt Bowling  Alleys.  Monday April 12th, the Sechelt  Ten Pin League started its first  half    playoffs.    Tuesday    April  ���ISSth sawi fthe Sechejt.-Ladles  League in their finals; which  ended up in a blaze of glory for  the winners, the Lucky Strikes,  vv-'h a total of 2457 pins?  -_aa  Th^ feame eVein'ing, Gibsons  Mixed League saw Graysons  and Wizzbangs playoff for their  finals, Graysons winning with  2531 toal pins.  It took Wednesday and Thursday evenings to decide a winner  ��n the Peninsula Commercial  League, The Peninsula Building  Supply winning the first half,  with a total of 2957, and the  second half with a total of 2894  pins.  On Friday, April 23rd, in  Sports Club League, King Pins  won with 2731. In Ball and  Chain League, Sky-Highs won  with 2267. Port Mellon Playoffs  will be held May 7th.  The Peninsula Championship,  for the Special Trophy donated  by Standard Motors, will be  played off on May 12th. Details'  of this Championship Play-off  will be given next week.  Gibsons  May Day Committee  Meets May 4th  8:00 p.m. at Mrs. Josie Davies'  Sioihe.  We urge all Organizations' to  Have a Member Present.  THIS  WEEK'S  SPECIAL  Spring  Clothes Pins  7 Cents Dos.  Limit  4  Dozen  To   A   Customer  JOHN   WOOD  HADWARE   fe '  APPLIANCES  Phone   32 Gibsons  Mi  Posters  Letterheads  Business Cards  Announcements  Bills and Invoices  Let  The Coast News  handle your  printing requirements.  i'.is:  Date Pad  April 30 ��� Selma Park at  S p.m. VON board meeting. .������  April 30 ��� Gibsons Anglican  Parish Hall ��� Kinsmen Art  Exhibit from 7 to 9 p.m.  May 1st ��� Port Mellon   ���  grand   Cabaret  style  dance,   in  Cafeteria.   Proceeds   in   aid   of  swimming instructor.  May 1 ��� Gibsons Anglican  Parish Hall ��� Kinsmens Art  Exhibit 2 to 6 p.m.  May 1 ��� Roberts Creek Legion  Hall, VON Bridge at 8:00 p.m.  May 1 ��� Gibsons High School  Auditorium   at   8:00 .p.m.   PTA  Talent  Night,   Gibsons   prelimr  ���iharies:v .:���-y"'-^ ;:'���'���  \-     ���"���������'-*��� ":r-'y^':  May 3���-Gibsons, at home of  Mrs. R. Emerson, meeting L.A.  to Guides and Brownies, 8 p.m.  May 3 ��� Gibsons Parish Hall  at 8:00 p.m., general meeting  of the Farmers' Institute.  May 4th ��� Gibsons United  Church Hall ��� United Church  W.A. rummage sale at 10 a.m.  May 4 ��� Sechelt May Day  Tea in Legion Hall, local association Scouts and  Brownies.  May 7 ��� Gibsons, St. Mary's  Altar Society Mothers Day Tea,  sale of potted plants, home  cooking, : United Chuitjch Hail  2 to 5.  .May 8 ��� Gibsons High  School Auditorium at 8:00 p.m.,  Talent Nifce FINALS.  May 9 ��� Basement of School  Hall, meeting of Junior Garden  Club of Farmers' Institute at  2:00 p.m.  May 13 ���  Gibsons High  School,   UBC    players   present!  "Major Barbara".  May 26 ��� Roberts Creek  Legion Auxiliary rummage sale.  June 2 ��� Gibsons St. Bartholomew's W.A. superfluity sale,  home cooking etc. "  July 8 ��� Roberts Creek, at  Mrs. P.B. Long's home ��� St.  Aidan's 'garden party, home  cooking, sewing, etc.  July 15 ��� Gower Point, St.  Bartholomew's garden party at  Mrs Chasters.  August 5 ��� Summer Garden  Tea, by the Friendly Group,  will be held Aug 5th.  THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL ���  GOWER POINT - 2 room house  with 100 ft waterf rentage, half  acre of land, grand view, only  $1750.  FOR INSURANCE  OR REAL ESTATE SEE  Totem   Rea'ty  Phone Gibsons 44  Evenings   S5J  Member Association of B.C.  Real  Estate   Agents.  Fireiialf Chatter  Monday evening, the first  with the long daylight, saw considerable activity ground the  Gibsons Firehall. Tlie grounds  and odds and ends are being  tidied up and cleaned' up ready  for May Day. The new Gibsons  Volunteer Fire Department,  Fire Hall sign, is up on the front  of the building.  The Fireboys took the new  truck out, and the new y Fog  Applicators were given a successful tryout. From now on,  with longer daylight evenings,  the Firemen will be doing more  outside  practice.  The fire season is soon with  us, so here's a word from the  Fireboys about being careful  with anything that might start  a fire. And don't forget, if you  are doing any burning on or  after May First, have your fire  permit. It is illegal to burn without same.  In the Village, ��� see R. Burns'  for yo^^r permit. Outelide the  Village see your Forestry officer  or the R.C.M.P. And don't forget  you can get your campfire pei*-  mit from your local Postmaster.  Cfnircli Services  ANGLICAN CHURCH  May 2nd, 1954  2nd Sunday after Easter  St.     Bartholomew's     Church  Gibsons  11:00   a.m.   Choral   Communion  11:00 a.m. Sunday School  St.   Hilda's   Church   ���  Sechelt  1:45 p.m. Sunday School  3:15  p.m.  Evensong  St. Aidan's Church  Roberts Creek  11.00 a.m.  Sunday School  1:45 p.m. Evensong  St.   VINCENT'S   MISSIONS  St. Mary - Gibsons - 9:00 a.m.  Holy Family ��� Sechelt  11:00 a.m.  Port   Mellon  ���  First   Sunday  each month at 4:30 p.m.  UNITED CHURCH  ��y& Sunday School  v?-f    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  y 7:30-p.m.  BETHEL   CHURCH  Sechelt  Legion   Hall   road.  2:00 p.m. Sunday School  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.  Friday night at 7 p.m. Junior  Young People and 8 Senior  Wilson Creek  2 p.m. Sunday School  Roberts Creek  Service Monday. 7:30 p.m.  1       Evangelistic Service-  Tuesday 7:30 p.m.  Thursday April 29, 1954. .    The Coast News....  To   Our   Advertisers  It is our earnest endeavour to give the best possible  service to all of you, and still publish the Coast News on  time. To reduce night work for our Staff, >we have set  the following hours as "Deadline". For Space ads, with  cuts (Mats), 12:00 noon, Tuesday.- Space Ads without cuts,  up to 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Classified Ads, and cards of  thanks, 4:00 Tuesdays.  Your co-operation will help us to serve you better,  and prevent possible ommission of advertising matter of  importance to you.  "The Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd..  Publishers of the 'Coast News'."  Legals  LAND   ACT  Notice of Intention to Apply to  Lease Land.  In Land Recording District of  Vancouver, B.C. and situate at  the head of Narrows Arm,  Sechelt Inlet, N.W.D.  Take notice that O & O Logging Co. Ltd., of Sechelt, B.C.,  occupation Loggers, intends; to  apply for a lease of the following described lands:���  Commencing at a post planted  8 chains North of the Northwest  c o, r n e r of ��� Indian Reserve  Number 6, thence along the  shore of Narrows Arm 'in a  Northerly and Easterly direction  1900 feet; thence West, 2 chains  (132'); thence South 30 degrees  West, 20 chains; thence South  20 degrees .West, 6 chains;  thence, East, 2 chains - to the  point of commencement, and  containing ten acres more or  less, for the purpose of booming  logs.  O & O Logging Co. Ltd.,  Per, M.W. Gormely,  Agent.  Dated April 8th,  1954.  JUST PHONE  GBBSONS 45 W  ^jt%   Minimum Charge  &0c for 15 words.  2c per extra word  by cash.  iF'tou0seV&  Billing charge added.  Deadline Tues. 5 p.m.  WITH  Wtj8tt!jte3  FOR SALE  Bush wood, Fir and Alder.  Current prices. STAG FUELS,  phone 21 J, Gibsons. tfn  $3000 buys you an attactive  home on two best view lots in  Gibsons. Totem Realty, Gibsons.  FOR SALE ��� Small modern  house, central location. Can be  seen by appointment Box 5, The  Coast News. tfn  Logging Truck and Trailer  for sale. In very good order.  Jackson Bros. Logging Co.,  phone 20M or 26X Wilson  Creek. tfn  Selma Park ��� corner, waterfront lot ��� 86 ft beach frontage,  one acre land, 690 feet long,  extending across Highway. Full  price only $2100. Totem Realty,  Gibsons, B.C.  4 excellent buys in used Oil-  burning Ranges. Excellent condition/?��roni $35:1)0 'to $150:00  at Parkers Hardware, phone  Sechelt 51.- ' tfn.  FOR  SALE'  Rough  and  Planed  Lumber  Phone   Halfmoon   Bay   7 Z  KOLTERMAN SAWMILLS:  Halfmoon Bay  Tickets to the Sechelt Spring  Carnival ��� much fun ��� little  cost. Sechelt Board of Trade.  Very attractive one bedroom  home,   lovely   garden,   close  in  to Gibsons, good view, full price  only   $3150.   Tbtem   Realty jat  Gibsons.  H.B. Gordon Agencies: Real  Estate, Car Insurance, Fire Insurance. Phone Sechelt 53 J.  Evenings and Holidays, H.B,  Gordon 81H. or T.E. Duffy.  31 W. tfn  A number of attractive farms  $1750 up on long terms. Cut  living costs, grow your own,  may we show you these. Totem  Realty at Gibsons. .  LOOK AT THIS: Two bedroom home. Full plumbing,  electricity. Also a cabin. Situated on two good view lots. Must  sell now for cash. . Full price  only $3000.00. John Cojeridge  Realty, Gibsons.  FOUND  Found ��� A source of real  pleasure and a dandy means of  recording activities of children  and friends ��� a Brownie Movie  Camera for $47.50 and 50 feet  of color film, (520) at Lang's  Drugs, Sechelt.  FOUND ~~~  Found, small Girl's Red Coat,  brass1 buttons. Left in car. Apply  Coast News.  FOUND: A chance for 3 days'  fun at the Sechelt Spring Carnival. Sechelt Board of Trade.  CARD OF THANKS  To all the kind friends and  neighbours, who, by their love  and sympathy, have lightened  our sorow during these trying  times, in the illness and loss of  our beloved husband and father,  we extend our most heartfelt  thanks, and will cherish, always  the honor arid respect shown  our loved, one.  Mrs. Frank Bushfield  and Family.  17 good building lots ��� $350  each, terms $30 down, balance  less than 35 cents, a day, just a  pack of cigarettes. Why wait?  come in today. For full details  see Totem Realty, Gibsons, B.C.  -   Family home on 4V_ acres ia  the   Village.   All   conveniences.  Elxcellent value for $5500.00  John Coleridge Realty., Gibsons.  1  modern Fawcett Coal and  Wood' JRange.   New .condition.',  $50.   Apply Sunnyside opposite  Cooper's Store, Granthams.  Everbearing Strawberry, plants.  Phone Gibsons 22M2, evenings-.  WANTED TO RENT IN JULY  OR AUGUST I��� Waterfront  house, between Gower Point  and Roberts Creek, for four  weeks. Must have at least two  bedrooms, electricity, full plumbing. Furnishings must include  refrigerator. John Coleridge  Realty, Gibsons.  NOTICE:  Will anyone knowing the  address of HEDWIG B. SMALL-  FIuLDS please notify the Coast  News? We have no clue other  than Sub-Post Office 19, Vancouver, B.C.   URGENT.  FOR RENT  3 bedroom suite, furnished,  Main St., Gibsons, $55 a month  on lease. Totem Realty, Gibsons.  INSURANCE  Fire - Auto - Liability, prompt  courteous service  .  Totem   Realty,   Gibsons.  tfn  CARD   OF  THANKS j  We wish to express our ap-1  preciatlpn and sincere thanks  to our relatives, friends and  neighbours, and our business  associates, for their acts of kindness also their expressions of  sympathy and beautiful floral  tributes, in the sudden death of  our beloved husband, father,  and grandfather. Special thanks  to Dr. Hitchins and the staff of  St. Mary's Hospital at Pender  Harbour, for their kindness at  this time, also the Rev. Canon  Alan D. Greene for his kind  and  consoling  service.  Mrs.   Dan   Cameron  and Family.  WATCH REPAIRS  Fast, -Accurate, -Guaranteed  Watch .reparirs. Marine Men's  Wear, Gibsons. tfn  WATCH REPAIR - All-types  of watches and jewelry repaired. Reliable, fast, efficient.  Union   General   Store,   Sechelt.  tfn.  WORK   WANTED  Spray and Brush Painting: also paper hanging. J. Melhus.  Phone Gibsons 33. tfn  ANNOUNCEMENT  Mr.   and  Mrs.  R.   Nimmo   of  Gibsons   announce   the   engagement   of   their   only   daughter,  Roberta  Gwendolyn,   to Arthur  Mitchell Hauka, youngest son of  Mr.   and  Mrs.   M.A.  Hauka,   of  Tabei<���   Alberta.   The   peddling  will be solemnized on May 22nd  at 2:p p.m. in St. Bartholomew's  Church   in   Gibsons,   the   Rev.  H.U. Oswald officiating. *6  ���JThe Coast New-       Thursday April 29, 1954..  S  Joy Elliott and yAunna Ley land,  .ggeakmg on the United Nations,  -ibbBI -address .the students of  _g I ph i n s-t one Highschool on  JFjciday afternoon under the  ._33s__pices' of the Independent  vS&sxfjeruof��Oddfellows.  At' .Port .(Mellon  on  Friday  *g������ing, .these two young speak-  <es& will address an audience in  ��__e  Community   Hall   at   eight  ��'clock. There will be a musical  program, in which members of  ���&hz Choraliers will present solos  smd, other numbers. This affair  is   under   the   auspices   of   the  :S u n._s h i n e Coast Oddffellows  JLe^ge.  Each   year    the    Oddfellows  jspansor the.visit of delegates to  Hhe   United   Nations   who   are  .Highschool  Sophomores or  .Juniors  at   the   time   of   their  selection. This visit of. delegates,  called the U.N.  Pilgrimage for  "5Toi_tfa,    takes   place   in   June.  'W_>;en. the young people see the  ���"ilsitect Nations at work.  Utei'e are six periods each of  sis   days,   when   the   delegates  "jour    the    impressive     United  jKations    Secretarial    Building.  .-aa_d. the General Assembly Build-  5i_g.   Various   members   of   the  ���lOL Staff will give the visitors  "smefings.  Oddfellows and Rebekahs, one  j__r each group of ten, are selec-  iiedL to accompany the young  -<____��ors and watch for 'their  3Bse_fare during the trip.  Pilgrimage dates are from  -Jfisae 13th to July 24th. Delegates may be between fifteen  asifii seventeen years' of age, who  have not previously" been on the'  Pilgrimage. They must be sponsored by one of the Oddfellows  or Rebekah's groups, who are  responsible for their expenses.  Joy Elliott and Auima Leyland  have excellent reports to give  to both audiences.  Gower  Glean hi  is  by Gypsy Towers  Mrs. A.B.B. Hill accompanying Mr. and Mrs. William' Bow  to Vancouver, staying over to  spend several days with her  friend,  Mrs.  Kathleen  Richard  <*.-?? mm*. ��r  By JOE DENNETT  - &ah, spsihs / the 155af^  BEAUTY OF MATURE MpQfCj4  Easter   holiday  ���   all   looking; .  very fit, especially. Mrs. Peters. J BaliS     &    St-TlKeS  Just   captivated   by   the   trans-1 .      Observer  formation   of   this   lovely   spot,'] ,_ ,    ^���^--.-,^--  with  its  beautiful rockery  and' OBITUARY OF A PREDICTION  hardly able to be-  Twas a c��o1 day in! the mcwth.  blossoms ���  ! lieve  it   is  such  a   short   time'.     before May,  son, who had many interesting j since it was nothing but a rustic \ When the Firemen and  Merch-  jungle. The irrepressible Johnny      ants met>  and   Harry   able   to   do   it   all  On a field that, was new, with  fans   that   were   few,   a   ball  social activities planned in her  honor.  Mr. James Dykes wishing to  express appreciation to the  courteous members of the  Sechelt Trannportation Line i  who resurrected his cane which  he inadVerdently left on one of  their vehicles.  Mrs. William Bow sufficiently  herself once more to hostess a  most enjoyable dancing party.  The rooms aglow with spring  blossoms and a most charming  table centre. Needless to say a  marvellous time was had by'all.  The  Jim  Beatons-  very  busy  and entertain too ��� never so ���  happy as when they are pre- \  parix'ijj for a dinner party or j  tables of bridge.  2ns   tnat   were   lew,   a  game to beget. .   .  The'' Merchau;..?   led   over   the  F.remens dead,  'til the fifth,  Joe Dimaggio's No. 6. Tough go  isn't it Bob?  Next week I shall go into the  business of "A Most Valuable  Player" in the league award,  which I understand a local business man has offered to donate!  B.W.M. BONE  Chartered  Accountant  1045 West Pender St.  '��� TAtlow 1954 ���  VANCOUVER 1, B.C.  Mrs.  Harry  Duke taking  ad-lf'   when UP he-came, ;  vantage cf the fine week-end to | With strength all summoned, up \  see that all is well at Surf Side.: !     strode  Drummond   to  honour  his  Highland  name.  Finding that Old Mam Winter  had dealt very kindly with his  seaside rendezvous and no trees  had barred his way or inquisit-?  ive mice made it their headquarters!  Mrs.    Alison    Briggs,    whose  husband is in the Forestry Department has taken up residence  at   Granma   Charster'tf   former  enterltaining 'and   beinig   enter-  tained  by the influx of Easter   home QPt the Qower Road  Visitors   iwhO'   always   find    a  warm   welcome   at   Craigowan.  Tlie   Don  Poole's   being  surprised   by   a   visit   from   Mrs.  Roola',3   mottier   of   Vancouver  who brought up Bety's aunt and  friends from the Prairies.  Douglas and Sh'iela Thorn and  young son Peter, accompanied  by Mrs. Thorn's mother, Mrs.  Peters, visiting the Harry  Thorn's at Sylvansea,   over the  $i  \  i  .1.  usiness and Professional  D I R �� CTO ��?Y  j Miss Margaret Britton, who is  in training at the Vancouver  General Hb&jpital, enjoying a.  few days' respite from her stren-  ous duties, to visit her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter  Coates on 'the North Road. Sure  relishing' Granma's  cooking.  The Walter Coates also anticipating a flying visit from their  son who has been posted as  Commander at Washington, D.C.  Good to see- the roa'd getting  widened, readying for the black  top. Every bit helps���only wish  it could come all the way along  our scenic highway. Oh well,  some day.  _J?fease Clip This Directory Out and Hang By Your Phone  V For Reference  .^CeOUNTING SERVICE  PENINSULA  ACCOUNTING   .SERVICE  ��a2_'"_^pes of Accounting Problems  Expertly Attended  -sxfesons: -Mondays   & Fridays  <*<��s��faeli: Tuesdays  &  Thursdays  GIFT STORE  G.O.   FAHRNI  Notions ��� Cards ��� Toys  Miscellaneous  Gifts  GIBSONS 5-10-15 STOKE  Left of Post Office  Gibsons, B.C.  Headquarters  for   Wool,  rJSs?3��22  Phone 44 LUMBER  ���.��/  ���      GIBSONS      ���  LASTING.  BLASTING  ftSiOGK, HARD-PAN, STUMPS,  etc.  Also   Road   Work  ^3rssd% Licensed and Insured in B.C.  JACK  CAMPBEEL  5:_3S�� Prince Edward St. Vancouver,  B.C.; Phone  FRascr  3831  BULLDOZING.  TRACTOR   WORK  ^ftc&ring - Grading -   Excavating,  D-_ & D-6   Bulldozing  Clearing   Teeth  A.E. RITCHEY,  Phone ' GIBSONS    8G,  ���CLEANERS '     '       ':  OVIATT  LUMBER   CO...  Specializing in  Load Lots at Low Prices  Saw Mill at Hopkins  Phone   Gibsons   93J,   Evenings.  MACHINISTS  PENINSULA CLEANERS  Cleaners for  the Sechelt  Peninsula.   .      .  ��� Piuones ���  USbsuns  100 ��� Sechelt 45 J  JHLlX   DADES   CONSTRUCTION  Bsslldozing,     Gravel  Loading.  Land   Clearing,  Road Construction.  ^PTacne  Solnik,       Shell   Service,  Sechelt, 48 C.  HILLS MACHINE SHOP  Mobilized  Welding  Welding anywhere ��� Anytim*  Expert  Tradesmen  Precision   Machinists  Phone 54 ��� Res. 78    .  PLUMBING  MARSHALL'S. PLUMBING.  HEATING   and  SUPPLIES  Phone Gibsons 64S, - 104, - or 3?  RADIO  RICHTER'S   RADIO  Sechelt, B.C.  Phone Sechelt 25J  RADIO - APPLIANCE SERVICE  Speedy    Guaranteed    Work  New and Used Radios  Wilson Creek  <MHW-Maa_n-HBM-_MM__n_n-MMMi--a-��a_��^. -���*"  by   Minus Three        *"  In the newly painted and  decorated Wilson Creek community hall; or.1 Monday April  19vh, the annual Easter tea was  held. Convenor for the occasion  was Mrs. H. Roberts with Mrs.  C. Brookman in charge of Home  cooking. Mrs. H. McLeod looked  alter plants and cards, Kitchen  was attended by.Mrs. V. Bogust  and Mrs. McCullough, and the  younger members, of the club  waited on the tables.  Mrs. J. Little looked after the  door, whilst the President, Mrs.  J. McLeod, received the guests. ( work in handlinig tho game.  Door prize went .to Mrs. Leslie i AU in all it was a pretty good  Jackson, the hamper of grocer- baU ga,me for the first of the  les was won by Mrs. Ted Fair||year If ,the peopie of Gibsons  well and the Tray went to T Irs, ;turn out and support these  Cormac all of Wilson Creek.       teams. they will be able to see  Another   welcome   newcomer   some   first   class   baU   as   the  He took his stance to- take his  chance, as.the score at three-  two stood;  There was a blinding flash like  a Highlander's lash as the  leather hit the wood.  Merchantville is silent now, as  quiet as King Tut's tomb;  But the Firemen fans will be  laughing yet, as your Observer  changes his   tune.  Firemen 9 ��� Merchants 5.  Well the limb that your Observer went out on. held up for  four innings and was then cut  out from under him by the  terrific home run of Jimmy  Drummond that tied up the ball  game. The Merchants ' were  never able to take the lead  again,.  It is not an easy job to pick  the three stars of a game of this  type but these are the ones that  deserve mention as I see it.  The   first   star   goes   to   Jim  Drummond  of the Firemen for  the only home run of the contest  as   it   tied   up   the   game   and.-  seemed   to   start   the  roiling. '  .The; second star I'm giving  Eiarl King of the Merchants,  who pitched six and a third  innings without walking a man  end allowing very few hits. He  was the victim of four costly  errors by his fellow Merchants,  which might have made the outcome of the game different, or  at leasit closer.  The third star goes to Bob  Norris of the Firemen, whose  perfect day at the'plate was a  definite factor in the Firemens  win.  Honorable mention goes to  the umpires for their very fine  ALLAN & BARTER  IMKCIM  iSSO) IMPERIAL   OIL   LIMITED  PROOUCU  We suggest that you try" our  HIGH QUALITY STOVE AND FURNACE OILS  Individual Stamp-Meter Delivery  Prompt, Honest and Friendly Ser vice.  .. Phones: Hopkins 65, or Keats 15C  Accounts May Be Paid At Totem Realty.  Use The Coast News Classified  Gibsons Fix - it Shop  We Repair Bicycles, Plumbing,  Home Appliances, and Clean Chimneys.  We Specialize in  PAINTING and DECORATING  Interior and Exterior Work Expertly Done.  Bring It To Us ��� We FIX ANYTHING  ED. RHODES      ���      GIBSONS      ���      PHONE 52W  :��  Firemen  ELECTRICAL WORK  Home and Industrial Wiring  Electrical Heating  GIBSONS ELECTRIC  Phone 130  Authorized General Electric  Dealer  IBadios - Appliances - Television  I'hone  30 S Sechelt  ROTO-WORK  .to our district, Mrs. Ruth Moore,  has moved into. a .cottage oh  property purchased from Mr. H.  Roberts. She is busy making a  small garden for plants brought  with her from Roberts Creek.  Three local boys had an en-:  joyable trip through tlie Interior;  over the holiday. Stan Tyson,  Tommy Reynolds and Jerry  Gibbons took time on the long  driye and called on their old  friends Jim Derby and family  at Salmon Arm, who sent their  regards to Sechelt friends.  ���Congratulations to H. Roberts,  ���when his choir receive'd 84  points at the recent Talent Night  Show in Sechelt..  Richard ,. Gray : and Roger  Lucken tied with 9 ��� points .for  solos.  Through this column we wish  to extend our deepest sympathy  to the Whitaker family on the  sudden passing of Ken Whitaker  in Sechelt.  GARDEN   WORK   EASY   Witt  ROTO-HOE   or   ROTO-TILLER  Demonstrations:  J.H.   MacLeod,  Wilson Creek.  Phone   John   Little,   83   M  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 & SEE VICE  SHELL SERVICE  Now Is The Time For  SPRING   REPAIRS  Put Your  Car In Shape  For  Summer   Driving.  FRANK SOLNIK  Phone 43   C  Sechelt  season progresses.  I haven't been out to see the  teams out west yet, but hope to  soon, and will give you an idea  how they are shaping up then.  I' see Bob Norris is wearing  Merchants'Night  AT  GIBSONS THEATRE  FRIDAY NIGHTS AT APPROX. 9:10 p.m.  (Draw after News, second show)  Last Week Winners  Miss Sylvia D'Aoust won the $10.00 Gift Certificate  from John Wood Hardware and Appliances  t  Mr. Ronnie Blomgren won 2 Theatre Passes.  Howe Sound Trading Ltd.     Standard Motors No. 1-2-3  Graysons Ltd. John Wood Hardware & Appliances  Knowles Service Hardware Ltd.  Don't Forget JACKPOT NIGHT on WEDNESDAY.  Jackpot Draw Wednesday   Night..  FERRY CAFE open evenings  WEDNESDAY,        FRIDAY, .      SATURDAY  SECHELT SPRING  ows  FEATURING THE  E L E Y  S  And Sponsored By The  Sechelt Peninsula Board Of Trade  Sechelt April 29-30-  Saturday 9s Kiddles' Day!  S9X FAMOUS RIDES!  MERRY-GO-ROUND  FERRIS WHEEL  OCTOPUS RIDE  ROCKET RIDE  KIDDIE-CAR RIDE  BABY   MERRY-GO-ROUND  \ND  OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS chooi Finance  iscussed By Schoo  ssociatson  Halfmoon  earns  F; Cormack  At tlie April meeting of the  ! local VON: Auxiliary, the entire  School-finance & becoming slate  of  0fficers  was  returned  a major local government prob- for another year, president, Mrs.  lent of British Columbia. i w. Miller; Vice-President, Mrs.  A sound solution must be H.R. Pearce; Secretary, Mrs. R.  found, without _ delay, to avert Cormack; Treasurer, Mrs. C.  the. threat of-phabtic conditions Peterson. "The March meeting  for cities, mundcipalities and will be held at the home of Mrs.  school; boards, stated' Frank P. Welsh, Redrooffs on Tuesday,  Wilson of ChiUiwack, solicitor May 11th, at 2 p.m.  for the B.C7 School Trustees':'; Miss Elaine Longmuir of Bur-  Association, as he called for *naby was the Easter holiday  early action and warned against guest of her sister Mrs. K.  any "easy, off the cuff" formula.: Anderson of Half Moon Bay.  He urged full co-operation of Douglas Brewis and his wife  all interested organizations and Pat recently presented a grand-  the Department of Education daughter to Mr. R.D. Brewis of  to achieve a sound basis for I Welcome Beach. Doug is the  school finance. .     .1 Forest Ranger at Campbell  "For five years," Mr. Wilson R���er  Radio News  by Patricia Frew  There are no people like show  people. Trite, "maybe, and yet  names like Eddie Cantor, Bing  Crosby an'd Rudy Vallee won't  be forgotten in' a hurry. And we  have a person here on the  Pacific coast who fails in with  the rank and- file beside these  great, radio personalities.  He's Cecil Solly, garden expert, and he's been starring on  his own show for the past 27  years. Even! ^Vmojs and Andy  can't come near this record  setting time.  Cecil has a busy weekly radio  schedule, with broadcasts aired  on four Washinton station^ and  one in Vancouver. He also stars  on his newly acquired TV show.  The early bird that caught  the  worm   could   take   a   few  said, "a joint committee of the      Enjoying   the   Easter   school; lesS0ns from Cecil. Besides his  Trustees'  Association,  Union of recess   last  week  at  B.C. Municipalities, B.C. Teach- was   Marilyn   Cooper  of  ers' Federation and B.C. Parent-  Teacher Federation has been  trying to find a mutually satisfactory plan that we could take  to the government.  "Long and detailed study led  most of us to the conclusion that  the Cameron plan, brought up  to date and amended where  necessary, offers the best hope  of permanent solution provided  provision is made for periodic  adjustment." j  He emphasized "periodic adjustment,"    since     no    scheme  '   on  Redrooffs  York  House School, Vancouver,  daughter, of Jim Cooper of Redrooffs Resort.  Frank DiPuma, Jim Cooper  and Joe Donahoe all made business trips to Vancouver last  week.  "Mac" McWilliams, Captain  of the Inhalator Squad of the  Vancouver Fire  and his good wife had a busy  weekend opening up their  summer cottage.for the season.  Frank and Mrs. Lyons were  up from Sechelt to their home  at   Redrooffs   over   the. Easter  radio  and  TV  shows,  he   also  writes for Seattle and Victoria  dailies,  has   releases  published  by  20   smaUler newspapers  in  Washington, Oregon and British,  Columlbia,  writes  for  a couple  of   magazines,    has    published  several    gardening    handbooks  arjl owns his own garden! seed  company in Seattle.  . ��� During the Second World War,  Department, ^eeQ. established a record when  he  was   awarded   the  National Tnur_d_o  Victory Garden Institute plaque,  three   times   in   a   row.    This  trophy is the equivalent of the ! ^aBE_a_aa_s_j  American E for Effort flag.  Few radio personalities get  such a diversified batch of fan  mail as. does Cecil Solly.        -     j  In. the four hundred some odd I  letters he receives weekly,  it's J  not  unusual   for   him   to   find  everything  from  soil   samples  to tree cuttings and from wormy  potatoes to cactus leaves.  Talking about leaves, Cecil's  motto is 'the leaves are the sign  post', meaning that he can tell  the soil conditions weather and  everything else that influenced  the growth of the plant, just by  looking at the leaf structure.  He has an unusual habit that  never ceases to amaze his three  secretaries. He can tell what's  wrong with sn apple merely by  tasting it. Consequently, every  time a sad apple finds its way  into his office, out comes the  Solly jack knife. From there on  it's the unique Solly 'taste tells  test.'  1S54.  The C:)aijt Kews;  cq��|����g��M��iMU��wa��B��Ma  aass  taas-sas  'T'���ftTffiF*15**���"^V '  At TASELLA, we have the prettiest, most varied  selection of Spring and Summer Dresses we've ever  stocked. COTTONS,  Printed,  Woven,   Taffeta  Fihisit-  Seersuckers, in wide variety.  CREPES, SILKS, NYLONS, ORLONS, in ev��r&  imaginable Style, Pattern and Color-  The Tasella Shoppe  Phone 29 J  ��� Sechelt  k  LOGGERS ��� CHECK THI��  NEW LOW PRICE ON  could succeed on a long-term week end ;and had as their  basis if it remained static while guestSf their daughter Marilyn  B.C. continued to develop as it)0f Vancouver and friends.  Mr.  and Mrs. Scanlon.  George Claydon with family,  COAST NEWS  for  Letter Heads, Statements  Tickets, Cards  Neat, Individual Styling.  26 - Inch Bar  RML  KQ���KBT K-l  POWER   SAWS  $309.00  Parts And Service At  CHUCK'S MOTORS & WELDING  Phone 54 W v SecheS?  has since the war.  Mr.    Wilson   was  concerned  over.recent   promotion  of  the ��pom  Vancouver.   spent  a   two  Hobbs plan byi the Union of  B.C. Municipalities. Under this  plan school costs would be  divided on an 80-20 basis between' the government and  municipalities, and the municipalities would in turn surrender  to the government 80 percent  of the sales tax grant they now  receive.  -^The 80-20 plan has a delight-  v ful simplicity and appears to  unload most of the unpleasantness upon the Provincial government," he said. "As a result,  it is gaining considerable sup-,  ;port. "But," he vwarned, "it  contains extremely serious faults  and would do great harm if  implimented."  The Hobbs report shows that  property assessment^ per pupil  in school districts varies by a  ratio of almost 10 to 1 at the  extremes. Typical examples are:  School District, Abbottsford,  Per Pupil Assessment, $2,110.  Howe Sound $14,400. and Quat-  sino $^0,340.  "The suggestion by the Union  of B.C. Municipalities that the  government grant 80 percent of  school costs in these districts,  and that the districts raise 20  percent, would merely build in  and intensify an unhealthy disparity in ability to pay," Mr.  Wilson* said.  "For some districts 80 percent  is far beyond their need. Others  on the opposite end of the scale  would have to ask for special  additional grants  to  carry on."  The objective in,education in  B.C. is to give all children reasonably equal opportunity and to  distribute educational taxation  equitably. "The 80-20 plan  would shatter both of these  principles. An expenditure of  $200 per pupil in Abbotsford,  with 20 percent raised locaEy,  would mean a���vLevy of about 20  mills. In Quatsino it would call  for two mills," he explained.  Mr.   Wilson  said  one   of  the  greatest  dangers in  the   apparently sample 80-20 split lies in  the   ultimate   effect   on   school  government,  "How  much   local  autonomy  would   a  provincial  government ��� any senior government ��� leave  to  a district  called upon to raise only $1 out  of $5 it spends?" he asked. "How  could it escape taking over?"  Education is intensely personal  Mr.   Wilson   salid,    "and   hence  there   must   be,   through   local  autonomy,   lively   local  interest  week vacation, at the home of  his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank  Claydon of Redrooffs.  The Bill Grundys of Redrooffs  had daughter Margaret and husband Dave Smith of Vancouver  up for the week end. Dave  caught a 12-pound salmon, so  went home happy.     "    ..  The Easter holidays were  spoiled for at leiast two Welcome  Beach summer cottage owners,  when they discovered that their  places had been broken into  during .the winter and a quantity  of linen and canned -goods  stolem  "During-, my absence in the  Okanagan for the next six  months, Half Moon Beams will  be in the capable hands of Mrs.  Dick Mosier of Half Moon Bay.  There will be a better coverage  of the village news with a cor'  respondent 'on the spot' instead  of out in the "sticks" of Welcome Beach. She will appreciate  receiving news items and will  handle your subscriptions and  renewals.  to keep it in healthy,  growing  condition."  TVren't you glad we tried-  them all before we chose?  "Yes,��and one drive was  enough to prove that  Monarch outclassed them all.  Where a fine car inatursTBlenanh belongs.  *  ��*wr"  ONE  rjft���a���_.,., - ���.   PROOF OF THE EXTRA SAFETY  AND SMOOTHER, QUIETER PERFORMANCE  IN MONARCH'S GREAT NEW 161-HP. V-8  PROOF OF MONARCH'S MATCHLESS STABILITY,  ITS REASSURING CONTROL ON THE CURVES,  ITS NEW STEADINESS ON THE STRAIGHTAWAY  HAVE PROOF  One drive will give you convincing evidence of Monarch's  incomparable performance. You'll feel the amazingly responsive  and flexible power of Monarch's great new 161-Hp. V-8���today's  most advanced and efficient type of engine, made by Canada's  most experienced V-8 builder. This means smoother performance,  faster acceleration and an extra reserve of safety. You'll experience  a completely new feeling- of stability, a reassuring, road-gripping  steadiness on curves and on the straightaway���the result of  Monarch's revolutionary new ride control system���Ball-Joint  ���Front Suspension. You'll ride in new luxury, in new quietness, in  Monarch's beautiful  interiors���so comfortable and so  restful..  A phone call will bring a Monarch to your door.  i_3     (Certain features illustrated or mentioned are "Standard" on some models, optional at extra cost on others.)  YOUR   MONARCH   DEALER   WILL  BE   PLEASED  TO   ARRANGE  A   DEMONSTRATION   AT YOUR   CONVENIENCE  LuOK FOR THE  Sechelt  SIGN OF VAiUr The   Ocasi   New.  :day April 23,  1D_4.  Gibsons News  This   Also  Happened  by Albert Crowhurst  BASEBALL  Last Sunday the Gibsons Firemen and the Gibsons Merchants  held an exhibition game at the | which should be entered in the  school grounds. It was a good  game with the Firemen taking  the honors with a score of 9���5.  If Sunday's game was any indication, we should see some very  good baseball this year.  Roberts Creek  ���up  by  Madge   Newman  CONCERT ENJOYED  April  24th,   1954,   is  a   date  CRIB TOURNAMENT  Last Monday a Crib and Whist  Tournament was held at .Port  Mellon. Mr. Calder, the winner  of the Crib Tournament will  have his name. engraved on the  big cup which will be on display  at Port Mellon,! He also won a  small cup or the equivalent in  cash. There was also a prize for  the winner of the Whist game.  L.A. MEETING  The meeting of the L.A.  Canadian Legion.was held April  22nd, with a fair turnout of  members. Plans were discussed  for a Fall Bazaar, a Pot Luck  Supper, to be held some time in  June, and a Joint Picnic in July.  SOCIAL CLUB MEET  The monthly meeting of the  Gower Social Club was held at  the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ren-  shaw last Wednesday evening.  Nine members turned out; arid  during the meeting made plans  for a picnic at Seaside.  Games and singing were enjoyed, ' and refreshments were  served by Mrs. Renshaw.  chronicle o f Roberts Creek.  Analysts of the future please  note that on this night history  was made. Elsewhere in the  paper is an account.of the first  concert of Chamber Music presented by the Roberts Creek  String Orchestra and assisting  artists.  Fifty persons sat transfixed,  with rapt expressions, as the  talented fingers of sixteen  musicians flew over the instruments. At the conclusion cf each  number . audible sighs f loated  through the room. Not often is  a community this size so fortunate in its' choice of residents,  embracing both good performers and good listeners.  This first evening of Chamber  Music was in the nature, of an  experiment and it proved that  there is a great appreciation of  fine music here and a feeling pf  sincere gratitude to those who  render it.    '  win., c^.    ��--ci-iiSj    __ow��i."s,    heme  cooking  and  novelties were included in tlie sale.  SOCIAL NOTES  Oi special interest to Bridge  fans is the Bridge party coming  up on May 1st in the Legion  Hall. It will be held under the  auspices of the VON.  Piano  teachers   will  be   glad  thatf the piano tuner has tuned  j many   of  their   pupils"   pianos  j these last few days, thus awak-  \ ening new interest in the instrument, it is hoped.  Mr. and Mrs. Ben Fellowes  r.nd children have returned to  their home in town after spending the week at their summer  Place here. Mrs. Fellowes, who,  ss Pat Harvey, hiked over much  cf the Peninsula, is still active  in her favorite pastime, but now  she takes with her her own' two  children and all the neighbors'.  The father of one of the.little  hikers drives for the Four X  Bakery. When the child was  asked to have a doughnut he  hesitated a moment and then  said, "Well, I could eat a Mc-  Gavvin's doughnut."  Mrs. CF. Haslam is entertain,  ing her three grandchildren,  Kim, Tony and Mary Megan  Davies of West Vancouver while  their mother is indulging in an  attack of mumps at home.  Sechelt  Pender Harbour  Tony Gargrave,  M.L.A.  will be  at the  GARDEN   BAY  LODGE  April   29th,   30th   and   the  morning  of  May   1st.  Constituents   are   welcome  to visit him at that time.  HALL  BOARD   DANCE  According to members of the  Hall Board the dance held last  'Saturday jiight in aid of the  Polio Fund and VON was very  successful and a generous dona-'  tion was raised for each Fund. ���  Hall Board members working, in  the kitchen were Mrs. P. Hughes,  Mrs. A. Weal, Mrs. J. Mathews  Mrs. W. Boyte.; who report a  busy night.  The Mellonaires supplied' tlie  music, which won the acclaim  of the dancers. There was a wide  variety of numbers and plenty  of good rythm.  AUXILIARY TEA  The Legion Auxiliary tea which  took place Wednesday met with  the   usual   success   of   all   such  ���v  teas in this district. All booths  did a good business. The raffle,  a doll, was won by Mrs. J.  Warlow and the door prize, a  cup   and   saucer,    by   Mrs.   R  Sh<  Around  lit-W��?  ^i'7nTf<7'  WE  SUGGEST  That You Join The  Gibsons  Tennis Club  And See Our Selection Of  Raquets,   Balls     &Pres$es  In Various Prices  Knowle-s  �����Sl  -HARDWARE-  LTD.  Phone 33  Gibsons, Es.C.  The CAROUSEL Model, Featuring G.E.'s  Radically Advanced   C7T6B  BLACK   DAYLITE  This beautiful   17" T-V  assures Brighter  Clearer PICTURES  ahd  years of Viewing Pleasure. Luxuriously Styled  in a Cabinet of Walnut,  Mahogany or Light Oak.  This Set at  $269.00  GIBSONS  ELECTRIC  Phone 130  GIBSONS  Box 6  opping rvroun  by Do.  What a collection of those  stainless steeJ, copper bottomed  potS' there are to be seen in  Knowles'-Service Hardware  these days. Just about every  shape and size and use a busy  house-wife could think up. With  the new. fluid 'sammy' for keeping the' copper bottoms gleaming, they're most decorative on  the kitchen wall, as well.  Saw ballet shoes in McLean's  Shoe;Store last week. With all  these dancing classes going on,  there will be much fun trying  to fit the young terpischorians  of tlie family for their parts.  What the men pf this community can dream up for Spring  Finery, they should be able to  find in the Marine Men's Wear.  In addition to the actual clothing Vince has gone in:, for some  very smart lines of men's personal jewellery. Any man who  has an eye for smart accessories  should just pop in and ask Vince  about them.  Box-lunches seem hard to  vary, day after day. Those little  plastic containers of such a  variety of sizes make it possible  to pack fruits, pies, cakes and  all kinds of little additions to  the lunch box, without adding  to weight or breakability.  Noticed a wide selection with  good covers, at Chris's Variety.  Ladies are going to enjoy  shopping for hats in the newest  summer* straws at the Toggery.  Saw 'Jean Pateau' models, and  other well known millinery  there. Hmmm colorful, too.  Now that the season of the  sun is arriving, and casual;  clothes will be the order, can't  think of a thing nicer, or more:  practical, than those terry-cloth,  T-shirt for the ladies and young  ladies of 'the family. Fine with  either skirts or slacks. Tasella  Shoppe was displaying quite  a range of them.  Have you thought about the'  garden sprays you'll need this  year? I don't believe there's a  bug, beetle .or other kind of  crawly pest that hasn't been  thought of at Lang's, and the  appropriate spray dust, or solu  tion for its control has been  slocked.  The new .twin-sftveater set9  play very attractive duets in the  spring ensemble. Can't do better  than invite you to "try on" at  Irene's. You're bound to find  exactly what you've been looking for.,  Still think the Eureka Vacuum  cleaner at John Wood Hardware is about the handiest thing  in the house. The swivel-top  arrangement lets one vacuum  all around without moving the  machine. No messy dust-bag  emptying. Hooks on the tank  itself for all the tools. What  more?  Paint colors? What a selection  at the Gibsons Building Supplies! If you would like to match  the lady's eyes, or the shades  of her favorite flower, or more  practical, work out a pleasing  but fresh new color scheme all  through, try that new Cilux  enamel color range.  By AFIBS  Mrs. French is away for a few  days attending -among other  things, the North Shore Liberal  Women's Luncheon. She expects  to enjoy the break.  The Guild of St. Hilda's held  their regular monthly meeting  in the Parish Hall. Mrs. Lucken  was in the chair. It was decided  lo hold 'a garden party on June  17th, at Mrs. T. Osborne's home.  St. Hilda's Church was beautifully decorated for Easter  Sunday Services ./were taken by  the Rev. Oswald, with Rev.  Hebdon-Taylor assisting! Mr.  Taylor took the Evensong.  Mrs. Billie Steele took the  Sunday school services, which  were attended by Efccty-three  children, each of whom received  an Easter Egg.  . Capt. and Mrs. S. Dawe had  as a guest Mrs. W. Swartz, from  ���Texas, U.S.A.  Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Henderson  and children are" leaving Sechelt  for Duncan. Cecil has been transferred to the Forestry Station  there. They will be missed in  Schelt. .      .      .  Mr. and Mrs. Al. Wilson have  moved from the Burley house  to the Linton house. . <  Miss Muriel Potts of Vancouver is visiting the .S. Claytons.  The Clarence Joes report that  little Carl Joe . is improving  slowly in hospital following his  bad burn while playing near a  bonfire. Mi., and Mrs. Joe are  thankful for the inquiries and  little1 gifts sent to their son.  Visitors from the city are Mrs.  E'. Paddon and Gail Sutherland,  staying with Miss L. Nickson at  Rexwood.  Bob Clark is visiting with the  Jim Parkers, Ann Gordon with  her Father and Mother, and  Mrs. W. Sheridan at their  summer home.  Mr. Parsons, from Winnipeg,  father of our Theatre owner,  Bill, is enjoying a stay in  Sechelt.  Mrs. Edna Morrison and family  are back in Sechelt. Mrs. Morrisons sister, Colleen Carton is  now at Campbell River.  Norman Franklin of Vancouver is building a home next to  | that of Alec Nelson, in the De-  j Pencier subdivision.  '     After five years in the Nanaimo Indian Hospital, Joe Paul  is back home once more, we are  glad to report.  Harry and Mrs. Sawyer and  Mrs. Veale have returned from  their holiday in Desert Springs,  California. They also stopped  at Palm Springs. On their return,' they spent a few days in-  Kelowna. Mr. and Mrs. Hilton  Tait of Halfmoon Bay accompanied them on their trip.  The Jim Parkers enjoyed a  few days trip to Vancouver  Island. Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Scott  spent a brief holiday in Vancouver \va)th thseir daughter and  son-in-law, the J. Vicks.  Teddy Scott has been taken  to hospital. Hope to hear of" his  recovery soon.  The Easter Tea and Sale of  Work sponsored by the Native  Sisterhood was 'a very successful event this year. It was convened by Mrs. Charlie Graigan.  Raffles were won by Dick Kline,  Dick Creighton and Mr. Vigor.  The party held in the evening  attracted about 200 guests. The  series of skits and plays put on  by the children of the Residential School were well played  and much enjoyed.  Sechelt  Hook & Ladder  Is  your   heating  plant  safe?  Every   year    costly   fires    are  started    by    faulty    furnaces,  stoves and other heating plants.  Some result from too much soot  in  chimneys,  particularly after  the winter.   Others  are  caused  by rusted or cracked pipen and  fittings. Look over your heating  system   now.   If  your  chimney  needs it,   clean   it  out.   If   the  furnace    or    stove    pipes    are  cracked and rusty, replace them.  Train your family not to put  magaajines,   papers  or   clothing  near open fire places or stoves.  Do not allow paper lamp shades  to   come in  contact with  light  bulbs.    Remember . that    such  things don't have to touch flame  to  burn.  They   will  catch  fire  simply   because   they   are   too  close to the heat for too long.  *mmvamw*ntm**tn mun���am  THESE ARE NEW.. .  Tweed Denim Play Togs For Summer  SUN DRESSES With Gay Plaid Trim  Matching  BOLEROS,   SHORTS,  BRAS,  SKIRTS and JACKETS, BEACH BA<GS.  >|jTO'  U DRESS & mil ' SHOPPE  Phone 35   .  GIBSONS  Bal's Block  NOTICE  A J. "Tony    Gargrave, -M.L_ A.  MACKENZIE RIDING  Will Speak At  18  GtlflSS  Port Mellon - May 3rd,        Community Hall  Sechelt - May 4th, Legion Hall  ALL MEETINGS  AT  8:00 P.M.  A Report From The Legislature  THE  PUBLIC   IS  WELCOME  Spring Time Is  PAINT UP TIME!  WE  CARRY  THE  STOCK  Gibsons Building Supplies Ltd.  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