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Array Provincial Library  Victoria, B. C.  SERVING THE GROWING SECHELT SUNSHINE COAST PENINSULA FROM SQUAMISH TO PENDER HARBOUR.  Published in Gibsons,  B.C.  December 23, 1954.  Volume 8, Number 51.  Municipal  and   rural    assess-1 tax dollars payable by proper-  ment notices for 1955 wifi    be  mailed in the next    ten    days.  The  equalization  of  assessment  oi real property values throughout the  province,  in many  instances, will increase the value  on land and improvements  for  school taxation purposes.  .   The policy  of  the B.C.  government is to equalize the burden  of local  school  taxes    by  ensuring that uniform,   as well  as    equitable    assessments    are  established - arid,  wherever  possible, to reduce the dollar tax  burden oh the small residential  ���and farming real property owner. ' _ y- ',.  *'"Tb achieve"this    end,    fiscal  measures will be recommended  to the legislature at    its    next  session which will ensure that,;  on the whole,, insofar as school  costs arp concerned, there   will  be no increase in the amount of.  ty owners iri 1955. It is also  anticipated that these measures  when approved, will prove of  material assistance to municipalities, enable a decrease ini  their over-all local tax burden,  and alleviate the tax burden on  residential property owners.  An Order-in-Council has been  opproved appointing the 1955  Courts of Revision for each  school district in the province  under the provisions of 'the Assessment Equalization Act.  Whereas formerly each municipality appointed its own  Court of Revision, all Courts of  Revision are now appointed by i  Many Attend  pedal Service  Mei  Church services at Christmas  time are traditionally success--  ful. Port Mellon deserves to  be mentioned and remembered  for its first Christmas service1  in the new Community Church.  A congregation fully representative of the village filled the  church Sunday evening.  The service consisted, of a  series of eight tableau illustrating the Nativity story. These\  were connected with scriptui;^'  readings from the gospels and!'  interspersed with musical selr?  ections.   ��������� /L  There were carols    by    both  Girl Guides  Receive Pins  A combination enrolment  fcferemony and Bazaar was held  ih the Legion HaU Monday by  the First: Gibsons Company,  Cxirl Guides. One of the most  ambitious ever attempted in  this community saw 14 Guides  ftefceiye their pins after indic-  ; ating^theyy understood; and were  willing to abide by 'the Guide  Ia# arid promise; "  !toUo^ing they niarching;:^ on  ������; J_c��S^^^ the j  ���ygtiestsr^M^  Seehelt Guides;   who    enrolled.  - th^ recruits; Mrs...Ladds,,. Lieur  tenant at Sechelt who assisted, |  and Mrs. Peggy Brodie of the  First .-Vancouver Company who  addressed the group on the aim  of the Girl Guide movement  and its application to everyday  living,   y  A_ter$he last Guide had been  enrolled, Mrs. j_abonte presented; Barbara Knowles, patrol leafier of the Daffodils, with her  Minstrel Badge, while Company  Leader Carol Benn received her  Athlete's badge.  The ceremony, closed with a  short prayer by the captain, and  the singing of God Save' The  Queen. The colors were marched off and the Guides disbanded to take oyer the home cooking, Christmas novelties and  guessing game tables. Attractively decorated tables were set  up and tea and sandwiches  served.  Guides who received their  pins during the enrolment ceremony included:  Myrna Inglis, Kathy Holland, Ilrene Stronstad, Evelyn  Cook, Janet McDannald, Lynda  Christiansen, Elaine Emerson,  Arlene McCartney, Ona Oviatt',  ���Bonnie Porter, Clara Christiansen, Karen McLean, Dell Ritchey, Mary' Secord.  the Lieutenant - Governor in Senior and Junior choirs, and aj,  Council. The local Courts cov- J number of solos. The Junior  ered a limited field of muhici- i choir formed a background of>  pal'assessment.      The    present Jengels. All the parts 6f,the var.'j  Courts will rule on all assessed  values encompassed by the Assessment Equalization! Act. ' "*  , Each city and district municipality submitted, nominations  for their Courts, from which  representatives have been selected. Members of the Courts  for rural areas have, in the ma-;  jority; of cases, been selected;  from those who have served in  Courts of Revision in previous  I years. *' -'/      ���- ' ���'������...  The 1955 Courts of Revision  for all large municipal school  districts have one member, except in the case of Powell River, and will convene during the  first two weeks  of    February,  1955^ :.-  The member named for Sechelt School Distriot is F. R.  Andej-sQni. S?., barrister oi 4238  ious tableau were taken t��y  men and boys of the CommunityWefesed to represent the biblical: characters. There were  two, female parts* Mary and  the Angel;  The. concluding scene.: bro^gh|;:  all the charactersy.togethe^li|i|  ���'a' complete Na^J^  people   ' in :: '-tifefx eorigrej*''" 'M''"'  came ., toTw^^y/\bryS!.s^MH%^M  "Babe.",;';': ':^~^^M^0S$i^  ���:-^<'sinjg^g.vrfv..-vbp^^^q^  and the soloists and :the}lac&bni-  pahiment were of a hi^-or^er^i  The congregation y joined'^i^ra^|  singingy;o$    several    Chmt^i^  hymns. This truly    co_nmtiij[i^|  Christmas effort was    a    com|  munity success and a me&orjjy  to  be treasured especially : ytoyj  A MERE* CHRlJTMAaf  ; _j*5*��c^��a^w_^>r.s;  vsmim&sm&'SMSKns  31je ,$oaflt Neuiii  ��mmm Charter Presented  The Sunshine Coast Kiwanis  Hbwei- Sound ''���s'SeK^l-'^District  JNpv 48, .and.. wilt Sear appeals  in both the Lillooet and Van-1  couver Sections of School District 48, and in the University  Hill Rural School  District.  PremiersGreeting  Once again the festivities  of  the Christmas season, are    with  US.-..      .   '. .,.-..'..--     :.'������;';  As premier of this province,  it is my. sincere hope that ev- j  eryone may enjoy ..to the full,  the good things associated with  this Holy Season not only on  Christmas Day, but throughout  the days of the year ahead.  Believing that the Christmas  message of "Peace on, Earth,  Goodwill to Men," can become  a reality to us all, may I extend, in all sincerity, to the  people of British Columbia, the  traditional greeting ��� Merry  Christmas and a Prosperous  New Year.  PREMIER W.  A.  C.  BENNETT  the children present and   'tlkf j received their Charter    follow  ing part,  y       \ ;.';Vr^y;y;.r]..iri^-^'a.<3inrxe_r se_cver��ci "to. ov^.1^-2t**^.-  ���yyi^'-..--.^r-^i'y:���;:v.;.;���'-'v'���'��������� vVi'^;-'C^|^l��ts^^iffie, Sqhbol    Hall -in;  By^y. y'yr: ^&y;t :y 'A.':'-'y y y > - y^-^l.^lbsonitv' _ast:' iVecm^sdiaySe^nS  flddf^  Elect Officers  Sunshine Coast Lodge No.  76, IOOF held its first annual  meeting with a large attendance. Jack Nelson was elected  by acclamation as Noble Grand  for( 1955, as also were W. Keen,  . SS^SJ^JB^5ag5J_gi35SS5-S55aJS: ��� . ���  HOLIDAY. MONDAY  On Monday, Dec. 27, Boxing  Day businesses in Gibsons will  be closed. Sechelt stores and  businesses are also observing  the holiday.  treasurer, E. Inglis, financial  secretary, and Jeff Bradford,  recording secretary, i.  E. McEwen was elected Vice-  Grand. An official decision was  made to sponsor a High School  student -for the 1955 United  Nations Pilgrimage.  It was made clear that the  sponsorship depends on the  quality of the students competing, and their sustained efort,  to show that the student selected will be "qualified to come  back and tell the. full story to  young and grown-ups alike.  Certificates of membership  were presented to nine new  members by'the retiring Noble  Grand A. M. Fladager, and a  hearty vote of thanks was given for his efforts in,' organization and the first difficult  months for  the* new Lodge.  An Oddfellows general program for 1955 will be discussed'  I at the  next regular    meetings, )  ing, presented by C. E. (Tommy) Lowe, .^Governor of the'  Northwest District.  Officers and members of the:  ! Kiwanis Clubs from South  Vancouver, ^ Kerrisdale, West  Point, Burlington, Richmond,  South Burnaby, North Vancouver,'Vancouver, West Vancouver Clubs, and of the Kiwanis  International and the Pacific  Northwest District, and Division Ar all arrived aboard the  ferry Bainbridge for the evening, and were escorted to the  hall by local members in cars  and by bus.  C. R. Shearer, the president  of the West Vancouver Club,  was chairman, and the national  anthems of Canada and America were sung. The invocation,  was given, by the Rev. H. U.  Oswald, of tlie Sunshine Coast  club. Toasts to the Queen and  to the president of the United  States were proposed by William Bow, second vice-president  of the  Sunshine  Coast  Club.  Rae Kruse, Gibsons first vice-1  president, introduced the head  table guests, Mr. Patrick McCallum, Mrs. Kruse, Dr. E. Gallant, North Vancouver and Mrs.  Gallant, Eric S. Low, Lt. Gov.,  Div. IA; William and Mrs.  Bow, Lt. Gov. Elect, Ken and  Mrs. McKenzie, Div. IA;    Mrs.  Hopkins, president Harold and  Mrs. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs.  Thompson, C. R. and Mrs.  Shearer, West Vancouver.     ;;  : ^TRbe: ^airman: -V 'gaveS: credit  for the formation of the Sunshine Coast Kiwanis to North  and West Vancouver Clubs,  for their exploratory work, to  Eric Low for his idea, and to  Harold Wilson. Without their  enthusiasm the chairman said,  the club plight not have been  formed.  He welcomed the Club into  the International Kiwanis family, and stated that he ha4 enjoyed his own personal part in  the organization of the Sun-y  shine Coast Club.  The chairman then introduced Lt. Gov. Eric Low, who  brought greetings from 17 other clubs in the division, and assured the officers of the local  club of their willingness to  help the newly formed Sunshine Coast Club, and to assure  its prosperity.  Gifts were presented to the  Sunshine  Coast  Club,     through  speaker on behalf of the club,  for their kindness and help,  as well as for. the charter. He  stated it represented ^ a chal-  |lehge"t6 the Chibr-tb^" advance  and succeed. He spoke of his  own small experience in the  Kiwanis in the past, and how  his interest had been renewed,  He thanked the sponsoring  clubs for their support, and included in this the district officers.  He felt it was good for a  club to know that it was not  alone, but was surrounded and  helped by so many clubs, all  well-wishers in the activities of  each. He thanked the Sunshine  Coast for having elected him  president. He welcomed Sechelt  members to the club.  ''Mr. Wilson also expressed appreciation to the members of  visiting clubs for taking time  during this busy season to  come and join in their celebration of the receipt of the charter. He hoped, too, that they  would visit the local club at its  regular   meetings.  Ribbons  were    presented    to  No-Accident Trophy Won  It is not machinery but people who are potentially a danger, C. R. Rustemeyer, safety  director of Canadian Forest  Products said when making  presentation*of a Bronze Award  to employees of the Howe  Sound Division Port Mellon  Mill, Canadian Forest Products  Ltd.  Mr. Rustemeyer was striving  to bring' out the fact most accidents are caused through human slip-up and that mill employees should be on an unceasing guard against their occurrence.  The presentation to employees of Port Mellon mill was  made Friday night last following a steak dinner at Danny's  Dining Room when close to 40  man. He introduced Mr. Rustemeyer, who besides being company safety director is also  vice-president of the B.C. Safety  Council.  Reason for the presentation;  was the fact employees of the  mill had gone 300,000 man  hours without an accident.  The award, which covers approximately 203 man days,  comes from the B.C. Safety  Council. The best previous record at Port Mellon was 135  man days without time lost  through an accident.     .  The winning of the Bronze  Award by Port Mellon is the  third time any division of the  Canadian Forest Products Ltd.  has won it.  "The record is one of which  ypu   can be   proud,"  said    Mr.  ob  This kind ��� of a meeting is one  that should inspire.all towards  taking greater care. It is all according to your day to day attitude towards accident prevention what will happen. It  is not machinery but people  who are potentially dangerous,"  he warned.  Employees .of the Port Mellon mill were now on their  way to a brand new safety record and it could be 600,000  man hours without an accident,  he said.  D. F. Williamson, operations  manager at Port Mellon expressed appreciation of the arrangement which allowed  plants to obtain credit for safety programs. It gives the industry a definite aim. he said, adding his appreciE:'o:i and thanks  tn  the    management     for    the  secretary Pat McCallum, who j the presidents of the West and  received the blue and gold ban- j North Vancouver Kiwanis as  ner, the flags of Canada and j co-sponsors, and a bouquet to  the United  States,    the    gavel, i Flo  Thompson   for  her  part  in  the rostrum, pens and kits for  the    president    and    secretary,  the '  new    organization.       The  chain, representing    the    Inter-  and pens for the two vice-presi- j national Kiwanis, was    exhibit-  dents. | ed,   with   the   addition  of    two  Actual presentation of the  award on behalf of the employees was made to Bob Gill,  union representative at the  mill.  "It is a pleasure to be receiving this award but a Gold one  will be our aim. At first we  did not think that we would be  able to make the Bronze award  so we shall look towards first  obtaining a Silver award next  year. It is unthinkable we  should not have the top award  in British Columbia. If we all  work to avoid accidents we  can lead the way to the Silver  award," he said.  Members of the plant staff  who attended the dinner were  r'rawn by lot and represented  various divisions of mill personnel. Others attending in-  cluded    the    safety    committee  These gifts were from other  clubs of the division. Mr. McCallum accepted the gifts with  thanks.  Governor Tommy Thompson  stated he was deeply moved' by  so fine a turn-out for this Charter presentation.: He welcomed  the Sunshine Coast Club as the  226th in the Pacific Northwest,  where there were 228,000 business and professional men dedicated to the betterment of  their communities.  He expressed appreciation to  the West and North Vancouver  Clubs for their sponsorship. He  told them that their duties do  not end here, but continue with  attention, guidance and assistance. He stressed the signifi:  cance of the name Kiwanis, as  meaning unselfish and practical  service, the motto "we build"  with the objective being development of the spiritual side of  life, of citizenship and friendship.  He presented the charter to  the new club, through its president Harold E. Wilson, who re-  ceived it amid hearty applause.  new links.    It is now tlie fifth  longest  in  the  organization.  Frank Galsworthy thanked  the Blackball Ferries for the  special consideration in the  matter of the ferry, offered a  word of thanks to Danny J-mith  for his management of the  dinner, explaining the difficulty in which he worked, with  short equipment and staff, and  marvelling at his success and  promptness in spite of every-  ih ng. A voit�� of thanks was  given Danny.  Harold Wilson closed tlie  meeting, sayii-g that the nicest  tribute of all was the presence  oi so many quests. He thanked  Harry Reichelt and George  Hopkins for their co-operation  in transportation, the Rev. H.  U. Oswald, the Masonic Lodge,  and the club members who had  so beautifully decorated and arranged the hall in one short afternoon.  There will be no issue  of The Coeti News Dec  30, ihe  normal    publishing '~gp.���  ��t ^jetus  (Established 1945)  Published by Secheli Peninsula News Ltd.  every Thursday at Gibsons, B.C.  Member  B.   C.   Div.,   Canadian  Weekly  Newspapers  Association  Member B.C. Weekly Newspaper Advertising Bureau  FRED CRUICE, Publisher  DO WORTMAN, Editor  r-?~-  Box   128/  Gibsons,  B.C.     Phone   45W.  Authorized as Second Class Mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa  Rates of Subscription: 12 mos. $2.00; 6 mos. $1.25; 3 mos. 75 cts.  United States and Foreign, $2.50 per year 5c per copy  Coast News Dec. 23, 1954.  den and pig were part of  deal.  the.  A weaner pig would be ob- ���  tained with the sole object of;  getting it to a stage of ' gross ;  fatness and size to sell to    the  THE CHRISTMAS STORY  And so it was, that, while they were there, the days  were accomplished that she should be delivered.  And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.  And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And, lo-, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and  the glory of the Lore} shone round about them: and they  were sore afraid.  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold,  I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all woul<* rePair *o the sty at the  pe0p]e    - ' [back of the cottage and    quite  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a  Savior, which is Christ the Lord. ���  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the  babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, .tying in a manger.  And suddenly there was with-the angel a multitude of  the heavenly host praising. God;'and saying, - ;  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.������':��� yyi-yrb^y-' ������-��� y: "  . .���.-yyyx.y-....-?-  And it'came to .pass, as the.aiigels. were, gone 'Way  from, them inta heaven, the shepherds said one to another,  Let us now-go even unto Bethlehem, and see''this thing which  is come to pass, which the Lord hath ma.de known unto .us.  And they came with haste, and found Mary, atid- Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.  And when they had seen it, they made known abroad  the saying, which was.told them concerning this, child.  And all they that heard it wondered at.those things  which were told them by the shepherds. ...  But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them  m her heart. '';.  And the shepherds returned,- glorifying and praising  God for all the things they had heard and seen, as, it. was  told unto them. ��� '$������ _  Luke 2:6-20.  Sir: I am hoping that these It was not uncommon to  indifferent efforts to portray'��� have these abnormalities weigh  ether ways and other days may j around 400 pounds dressed  be of interest to your readers, j with the consequent rendering  The time of now is such a pack- [of leaf lar^ arid excess fat for  et of contradictions and stupidr | weeks after Christmas and this  ities that these 'reflections are; is where the talk began1 of "cr.it-  perhaps really worthy of some; ling" pie. This toothsome deli-  retrospection, cacy is known by other names                            -in  other places  but time     can-  CHRISTMAS CRACKLING       not wither  or  custom stale  its  __, ���  x      \,-   _ irrevocable status  as    the    "ne  There    was    one    interesting j,      ���" ���     -    ,,    . , ,  .���  j plus ultra" of all -rich pastries,  piece -of local economy m those j    Thi_ piece of epicurean giory  parts in my    early    days    and j js j^t- u memory n' w and one  can  t.nly descend   to ' awdiness  when some of the wishy washy  that was the cottagers pig. The  way of it was mixed up' with a"  man's occupation especially if  it were farming where the gar-  Scope, New  TV Program  A new television program series, entitled Scope, will be presented   on  CBUT    Channel    2,  *! Sundays at 10:30 p.m., starting  ec. 26.  The series will be somewhat  concoctions of today are flaunted in one's face as food. Then  there were the chitterlings  which were the intestines all  properly cleaned and semi -  cooked. These morsels fried  crisp were a gourmet's delight.  Negro cotton pickers of yes-,  teryear, assured of a fry of  "chitlins" . would put every-  thing in high gear. No, ladies similar, to CBC Wednesday  and gentlemen, some things you: Night on radio and has been  have, and some things you j planned to offer something i:or  have not and it is perhaps as  well for you that these delights  are only a memory as they  would most likely upset you..  Jen-  pro-  BY  DO  WORTMAN  When I walked into the CNR  6:45  had  station in  Vancouver    at  a.m. the other morning, I  another    of    their       childhood  friends from the fairy  tales.  The Travellers'  Aid lady    at  *      *       *      ,  the 'Y' desk passed    me    as    I  stood looking.      I     commented  _ the huge waiting room to   my , .   _  trade at Christmas time. It was', few minutes   A string !that someone was not too con  not, called pork    but    Pi^^^^H^ tt wafl! vmced by Brock Chisholm. She  and as a : growmg boy we had ,   d * Christ.  smiled delightedly  at my  allu-  much to do with these affrays  ^��  ^    y s   alreadv'sion*   and looked hack  at    the  just before Christmas.      When:-!mas tree> whlch    was    alreacly .-^^   ����T ��,,������_.�� ��.-,.., -_v,- ����_--  ever a    deal    was    made  often find a mountain of lard  that could only just waddle.  The critter had been pampered,  arid primed, until it became  part of the family. In such a  case the leave-taking was quite  often' piteous and it was at  least, a touch of humaneness to  teike a^ .22 rifle along to forestall the housewife's tearful entreaty' "not to hurt Bessie."  ALONG  SHORE  The method of handling these  heavy pigs was born of necessity as there was no method of  scalding that could be used satisfactorily. The Berkshire style  wheat straw. It must have been  wheat straw, and the artistry  was to scorch ��� the bristles off  without-searing tire skin,. aA  good burn would leave the  skin after being well washed  and scraped quite whitish and  presentable.'  There was always enough onlookers  to "help  load  the     carcass into   the -cart especially ifr  there was a pint or two of beer  in  prospect.  we. partially lit. I smiled at the  thought of the tree, and went  on to check the train schedules.  As I turned, I saw a lovely  sight. Suspended from the railing of the mezzanine were  three platforms, on each a  group of life-like figures arranged in tableau..  *    *    *  Each ��� scene depicted was  from a well-known fairy tale.  Goldy Locks and ��� the Three  Bears, The Sleeping Beauty and  Little -Red Riding Hood were  delightfully,   illustrated.  scenes. "I think" said she "they  are there to renew our faith  a little."  " *      *       *  To renew our faith. In childhood? In Dreams? or just in  the everlasting, essential goodness of mankind!  everyone, states Charles  nings, CBC director of  grams.  The first program, Dec. 26, ���  will be devoted to a new musical comedy, Sunshine Town,  written and composed by Mayor Moore, after Stephen Lea-  cock's Sunshine Sketches of a  Little Town. Orchestration for  the new work is by Howard  Cable.  On Jan. 2, the second act of  the Nutcracker Suite by Tschai-  kowski, danced by the National  Ballet Company of Canada, will  be part pf Scope.  On Jan. 9 Scope will look at  1954 through the eyes of Canadian historians living, in. the  year 2055. The writer of tlie  program will be Eric Nicol, -of  Vancouver.  I watched the people as they  came in waiting for trains, and  enjoyed the ' delighted expressions that came to their faces  as they looked. Many went  closer, to read the little quotations attached to each, and  then walked backwards to ad-,  mire the more. As the hurrying  passengers came thronging in,  the scenes -were immediately  before them, arid there was  scarcely one who did not pause  long enough to look, to point  out to each other, and to smile  as they saw first one and then  AIRPLANE ACCIDENTS  Personnel error was the prab- J  able cause of half the 174 air-1  plane  accidents in, Canada  last!  year, while  nearly 21    percent'  were attributed to material failure, almost 13 percent to aerodrome   terrain  or; water,     five  percent  to  weather    and     H-5  percent  to    miscellaneous   .and  undetermined      causes.        Five  years  earlier   personnel    errors  caused nearly G5 percent of the  190 accidents, material    failure  15  percent,     aerodrome  terrain  and water  13  percent,  weather  4   percent,    and    miscellaneous  and undetermined causes 3 percent.  Your shesr?1  ISM  You can obtain tlie advantages  of investment in over 100 widely  diversified, carefully Selected securities. See your Investors -  Syndicate representative for full  details.    .-    '     '      '.     ....     .      /'   ;  Write or  Phone  NEV ASTLEY  .District   Manager  Room 313 Pembsrion Bldg.  -Phone MA  5283  Vancouver, B.C:  M  In value Canada's exports of  forest products are twice as  great as her exports of animal  products.        ..  SyMCftte  ���'OF^gSE-WINNlPEG '  ���^^'��___HaRAUmES  by  Barrie  Zwicke*  MERRY  CHRISTMAS  "Yes, and  "Christmas comes but once a year.  That's enough, my dear."        ���  Such words oft heard in Yuletide season  Are uttered not without a reason.  The bustling rush ��� the' pressing time -���  All bind to make a feverish clime;  A clime composed of Santa songs,  Of tinfoil tinsel, milling throngs  Crowded buses, clang of till ��� humanity  On great treadmill.  That is the poorer side we know; 'tis not all thus  There's still the glow  Of children's faces, carols fine,  Service at your church and mine,  Joy of home, and love of friends, the gifts.  and smiles, are life's amends.  r  IBut still, why should two sides exist  Together on life's Christmas list.  Can, we Jet grow the gaudy side, *  While honoring Him who for us died.  Wiser minds than ours attest  That Christmas was not always blest.  The steady: script of history's hand  Itecords that Christmas once was banned.  How can, we bring about a shift '"' - - ���  Of emphasis to God's Great Gift?  Within our minds the change must start;  We must strive for the humble heart  And aid He'll give us, if we seek  To follow Him who helps the weak.  Yuletide can be a masterpiece  To glorify the Prince of Peace.  At Christmastime and all year through  The change begins in me and v��u.  J  THIS GOVEBNMENT OV  thk pttpyiNOK or bmtjsh COLUMBIA  Take notice;thai the Liquor ^  _,iieuteri^nt-Gov^rnor_ iiyCoyri^  issuaB���e of' licences tinder the "Government Liquor Act, 1953":  Di-S(JiilPTION:  LICENSING AREA No. 133  Mackenzie Electoral District save and except���  The Corporatiosi of the Village of Oanberry Lake.  The Corporation of the Village of Gibsons Landing.  The Corporation of the Village of Westview.  And further take notice that the Government of the Province of British Columbia ,will submit to a vote of  the electors in the aforesaid licensing area, under the "Liquor-control Plebiscites Act", R.S.B.C. 1948, Chapter  193, the questions hereinafter set out���  (a) Are yon infavour of the sale of beer, ale, and stout only under a public-house licence for consumption on  licensed, promises ?  (Note:  A public-house licence will be similar to the present beer-parlour licence.)  (b) Are you in favour of the sale of'beer, ale, stout, and wine only under a dining-room licence for consumption  with meaia on licensed premises?������',..  (Note: Dining-room licences will be granted to hotels, restaurants, cluba, railway-cars, steamships, and  resorts.) '- '      " ":V y.-.^-y  > ,  Books in Library  Recent acquisition by the  Roberts Creek Community Library include:  Mist on the River by Hubert  Evans.  Just   So   Stories,   Kipling.  Thornton  Wilder.  Death  Comes to    the    Archbishop,  Willa Cather.  Anthology of Albert Schweit-  (c) Axe you in favour of the sale of liquor under a diniag-lounge licence for consumption with meaia on licensed  premises? A;  (Note: Dining-lounge licences will be issued principally to what are commonly known as cabarets, and to  cluba.) '���' .':���'"..'   '"'������ ���'.'}���'  (d) Are you in favour of the sale of iiqupr under a lounge licence for consumption on licensed premises ?  (Note: ��� Lounge>lie��nc_a will be issued^tococlptail-bars;They wiU^be jpanted only to clubs, hotels, resorts,  railway-ciars, and steamships.)  The result of'the plebiscite taken under'the "Liquor-control Plebiscites Act" will be considered by the.  Liquor Control Board as haying a like effect as a vote conducted under the "Government Liquor Act, 1963"  when dealing with applications for licences in respect of premises which are not presently licensed under the  "Government Liquor Act, 1953".; It will notyaffect the issuance of Hce^ of pi��mi_ejS'which? are  presently licensed under the "Government Liquor Act/' R.S.B.C, 1948, Chapter 192;  And further take notice that the Liquor Control Board will receive applications for licences in respect of  premises within the aforesaid licensing area which are not already'licensed under the aforesaid "Government  Liquor Act" after the result of the plebiscite hold under the "Liquor-control Plebiscites Act" is made known.  Peace  of    Soul, \  Msgr.  Sheen.  Land Below the Wind, Three  Came    Home and White    Man  The Bridge of San Luiz Rey, I Returns,  by Agnes Keith.  mw xr .a --sib��  .sv  D. McGugan, Chairman Coast News. I?ec. 23/1854.  "B.W.M.-.-BONE  Chartered , Aceoantpsrt  1045 West Pender 6t.  ��� TAtlow 1954 ���  VANCOUVER 1, B.C.  40 HOUR WEEK  The Premier has    announced  that with    certain    exceptions,  Civil Service    employees    now  woking more than 40 hours a  week will be placed on a 40 -  hour week basis, without reduce  tion in salary, by April 1, 1955.  May Good Health  Good Friends and  Good Cheer Be With You  * During the Holiday  Season and Throughout  The NEW YEAR.  WIGARDS SHOE STORE  SECHELT  RD PUZZLE  ���-��-.,  IN THE PHONE AND IN THE HOME  SECHELT LOCKERS IS NO. 1  JAP ORANGE   SPECIAL  PER BUNDLE (2 Boxes) FOR $2.45  ---.������..<������.  .WW1'  We  Extend To  You  THE SEASONS GREETINGS,  ���iments  of tlie&asan to all  FROM THE  PENINSULA  ATHLETIC CLUB  OUR COFFEE BAR WILL BE OPEN  DEC 23.  THE CLUB WILL BE CLOSED  CHRISTMAS DAY and MON.P DEC. 27  ACROSS  f. Sleeveless  garment  6. House  (It.)  9. Grave        s  10. Hebrew dry  measures  12. Live coal  13. Undershot  waterwheel  14. To measure,  as 6y the  hand  15. Help'    ���  L.6. Man's  nickname  17. Small cut  19. Charge for  professional  services  JO. Hebrew  letter  82. Arabic  letter  M. Unduly  magnified  89. Unadorned  $0. Coin  (Swed.)  $1. Warp-yarn  8_. Tolerable  86. Street  (abbr.)  S7. European  peninsula  59. Fish  41. Wink  42. Chief  gocis  of the  1     Teutonic  p_.nt.hcon  43. Brazilian  pfi.Ml  44. Srm;*s  .���.vh��'��a#$:\&:;.>.  45. Vipers  4<$. Reliftvf  l.'lntric"'", .  2. Coarso  fabric  &   of camera  hair (var.)  3. Hammerheads  4. Blunder  5. Plots  6. Biblical  name  7. Fine line of  a letter  (Print.)  8. Ascend  9. Tropical  <~��� ��herbaceous  planr"  11. Surfeit      '"  15. Hinged.  movable  part of  airplane  wing  18, JTapa*  nese  city  ,   (poss.J  21. Masurium  (sym.)  23. Music  note  25.Gre_.t ['  Britain'  (abbr.i  26. Toward  27. U. S.   t  author  28. Dis-  Lasi Week's  mmmmmmmm  ���IcfLiOlNttBIAjKlAIOISl  B-aaaaseiaatifH  mmmzzmsmmm  naE2aa ansae  is^ywaBwrnma  %  !30  {���<������  W��a  \&  Z4  i .y  n  A-K  V,  3-  _:  4ST  through  fear  31. Father  32. Light wood  used in  raft3  "'""SB.*, ;*$%g$0R>>*  "ft'  $mmnm??jamm&  S3. Glad.   v..,  35. Musical  drama    \  38. Sharp    ,]  .    blow   >  ;i  (dial.)     (  40. Egyptian  goddess  \  42. Mature  A-*A  11  7>  z  33  w  1:  25  29  33  I��  5*  m  i  42. ���  2.3  T;  sr  59  _.  2*  7  <40  2  s.  ii  Z  a7  Z  %  ���sfe  25  ?  a  ta-i3  SECHELT NEWS  MRS.  A. A.  FRENCH  Our annual plea: Don't throw  out turkey bones for someone's  pet dog' to pick up and eat ���  burn: them. Don't put them in  the. garbage can either; many  dogs come to a very ��� terrible  death through "someone's, carelessness.  Lieut. Myrtle Allen is here  on "a visit to her sister and brother-in-law's, Mr. and Mrs. Reg  Henton. Miss Allen a WREN is  stationed at Ottawa. She was  a one-time editor of The Coast  News in its infancy. The office  was then at Sechelt. ������-������-������  Eddie Hancock, one - time  -bookkeeper at Union Steamship ' Office is back. Eddie may  again work for the Union . but  at Bowen Island.  Mrs. ,E. E. Redman entertained a. few friends for lunch,  before  leaving  for    Vancouver  M  and a  Christmas Greetings  to 3ll the Bowlers  Happy New Year to Everyone!  SECHELT  where the Redman's wili spend  Christmas:  Mrs. E..-. Cooper and ���Miss  Mary Cooper will be here from  ���Vancouver to spend.the Christ-'  mas with-Mr. and Mrs. Harry  Billingsley and -family. Mrs.  Cooper is Mrs. ��� Billingsley's.  mother.  Mrs. L. Bracken and family  left by plane Sunday for Vancouver for the holiday.  ; Sechelt Bowling Alley league  had a very wonderful Christmas party in the Legion Hall.  Dancing to the music of George  Page and his accordion were  over 40 members. Four prizes  were presenter by th.e Bowling  Alley and 12 prizes - by the  league. Refreshments were  served. ���  Another Christmas party that  went over with a bang was the  housewarming at Mr. and Mrs.  Ted Osborne's in which many  friends and neighbors christened the' new home.  *  Mr. Harry Bus is in Vancouver and not feeling very well.  Mr. Bus is the popular caretaker of the Sechelt Legion  Hall.  .. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Johnson  are in Powell River for a few  days.  Mr. and Mrs. O. K. Engen  are in Vancouver on a short  visit.  Mr. and Mrs. H. Swanson,  Mildred, Val and Gail are in  Vancouver for a few days;  Teddy Osborne is feeling  much better after his recent  illness.  It will be a happier Christmas for the McKissock family  as Walter is to be allowed up  that day for a few hours with  his family. Baby Debbie is  still in IOCA with Mr. and  Mrs. Frank Martin.  Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Clayton  have returned to Sechelt after  a visit to Vancouver for the  wedding of their son Dick.  Mrs. Laura Potts was also  there for the wedding.  Two nice homes here will  "be occupied soon after the holidays. One is that of Mr. and,  Mrs. Fred Oike and the other  of Mr. and Mrs. H. Page.  Miss Bessie Burrell is in  Vancouver and on her return  will have her little guest Gregory Caple for a few days.  Mrs. Stan Parker will spend  Christmas in Prince Rupert  and will be home shortly after  the holidays.  Nice to be able to buy the  Christmas tree this year .from  our' local Scouts and-Cubs who  came around for the o^der and  made delivery with the bill  receipted and many thanks.  The little fellows acted like  bu-inessmen and did a good  job.  Twenty - five    Kinsmen   and'  their ladies met at Sechelt Inn  for their meeting and dinner  party with a wonderful spread.  Everything from cocktails to  pie. Dancing followed and the  grand get-together included  members from as far as Pender  Harbour to Gibsons.  The Sunshine coast    Associa  tion and  th__f ladii  annual meeting-  Buffet suprje;^^a's"sjj  ing a mos^^feas��mtr evening:.  Visiting the~|sp-are, TV$r. ar��4 y.  Mrs. W. R.  (BUl^^yncan with =/-v  Jim and Jill. The ^^^^:&my"  visiting their parents. MrV'^DQn-'  can    is    with    radio       station  CKNW at New Westminster.  A MERRY CHRISTMAS  and  A HAPPY NEW YEAR  Ann and Werner Richter  Richters   Radio  Sechelt  �����' '<  OUR SINCERE WISHES  For Your Christmas Happiness  and Your Well Being:  Through the New Year  Sechelt Automotive Service  We wish*all our friends *  the Merriest Christmas ..-:��  and the Happiest and'������'���;:>... I  Most Prosperous New Year  Sechelt  Building  Supplies  PULP AND PAPER .MSHY  1954 ESSAY CONTEST  PRIZE WINNER  The sincere thanks of the Pulp and Paper Industry goes  to alf school principals and their teachers whose cooperation helped make this, our eighth annual essay  competition, an outstanding success. Professor R. W.  Wellwood, Dean G. S. Allen and Mr. E. W. Campbell,  who acted as judges, were greatly impressed by the high  standard of entries submitted. Very close judging v/as  necessary to select the winners listed below.  ZONE 1  SENIOR  Icf El!a��n *��� Monk, Grindrod,  B.C., Entiorby Junior-Senfor  High School.  2nd (*rac* Watan-be, Karnloops,  B.C., Karnloops Junior-Senior  High School. ���  3rd Helmut E. Fandrich, Vernon,  "lu B.C.,    Vernon    Senior    High  School.  JUNIOR  lot Margaret V. Suthorlnnd,  Kninloops, B.C., Karnloops  Junior-Senior   High   School.  2nd P-"''"8 A.  Hcwat,  En derby,  fc       B.C.,  Endcrby Junior-Senior  High School.  3rri Sharon H'. Bianchard, Chase,  B.C., Chase ElertMnt-ry-Scnlor  High ScIhsoI,    /  ZONE 2  SENSOR  1 of  Iran*   M. Reynolds,  Ladner*  1 ��*  B.C., Delta Junior-Senior HJjh  School.  Onri Dean* J. Clancy, Ladner, B.C.,  *"u Delta     Junior-Senior     High  School.  3rr! Irma Krause,  Ladner,  B.C.,  UIU Delta    Junior-Senior     High  School.  JUNIOR  let Ralph N. Estonian, South  Westminster, B.C., Queen  Eii_aba.lt High School.  2nd John A. Nottingham, Ladner,  *".     B.C., Delta Junior-Senior High  Schaol.  3rd Lewana    J.    Latkemann,  *"M Abbotsford, B.C.. Abbotsford  Junior-Senior   High   School.  ZONE 3  SENIOR  1 of Penny Mulr, Vancouver, B.C.,  191 Mate* Senior High Scheel.  9nrl Mawlca P. Toparatrskl, Vati-  *uu eouter, B.C., Kftstlano Junldr-  Senfor High School.  3t>rl Graham S. Thompean,  Vsn-  *" u c��ii*er. B.C., Kltsifano Junler-  SMitor High S��h����t.  JUNIOR  Icf Wendy Kellond, Vmnc*u*sr,  B.C., Sacred Heart Convent.  2nd Patricia C. Zelmer, Vancouver,  '���"B.C.,   John   <Ollver   Junior-  Senior HfgfrSchoel. .  3rd ^ndra J. Cameron, Van-  couver, B.C^ %jtrA Byng  JiuRtor-Senler   His*   Schocl,  ZONE 4  SRMiOft  1c* Bud Percy White, Pert Mellon,  >a& B.C,    Etphlnctena    Jereler-  Senler High Schoai.  Ontt Bette-MorieCarlewt, Smithers,  &ltu B.C.. Smithers Junior-Senler  High School.  3rd Terence E. Storey, Smithers,  ��'u B.C., Smithers Junror-Sanl*?  High School.  JUNIOR  fef Carolyn    Bradwell,    New  .'al  Weetminster, B.C., New Westminster Junior High School.  2nd Judith E. Marshall, Hacelton,  ^       B.C., Hazeiton AmalgamatMl  Schs��i.  3rd Car��i Adams, New Westminster, B.C., Come Lake  Junior-Senior   KJ_n   School.  ZONE 5  SENIOR  let William J. Moore, Courtenay,  191   B.C., Courtenay High School.  9nH John G. Bowbrick, Courtenay,  ^"UB.C,   Tsolum   High   School.  3rr1 fflyrna   C.   Hunter,   Victoria,  "' u sJC��� =;���tjimslt Mi"!* School?  JUNIOR  18f Karen C llffe, Ladysmlth, B.C.,  Ladysmlth Junior-Senior High  School.  2nd Lnr*,n* G�� Woodrow, Courtenay, B.C., Tsolum Elementary-  Senior High School.  Of A Carrol Joan Hunter, Victoria.  *" "   Bi,C,. StSnt,lmal�� Klph SehwiL Coast News bee. 23, 1954.  THAT VERY  SPECIAL TIME  0' YEAR IS HERE AGAIN  SO HERE'S WISHING YOU  A GOOD OLD FASHIONED  MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS!  May Your New Year be Bright  Solnick Shell Service  SECHELT  GENERAL BULLSVBOOSE  Says: There's only one  I'd druiiier eat than  Boh Donley's KIPPERS and  that's his SMOKED BLACK COD  Bob Donley's:  MPPERS for a Rare Christmas Breakfast  BiLAGK GQIJIfor New Ye^^sli^e. Supper  ts Creek  And AH Good Wi*hc��  From All the Staff at  Secfielt Service Store  Sechelt  BYMRS. im. NEWMAN  The little pupils of Stratford  Kindergarten delighted a capacity audience at the Community Hall Friday evening. That so  much could be taught such tiny  folk was a matter of amazement. The program opened  with a rhythm band number,  the little musicians looking  smart in their caps and capes  of blue, the efficient and energetic bandleader taking his  bow in blue and yellow. Then  followed a group of carols  sung by the entire group of 24.  While the children dressed  for their parts in the play, Hansel and Gretel, Mrs. E. J. Shaw  president of the VON Auxiliary  for which the proceeds of the  evening are to go, spoke brief-  iy.  The play, adapted from the  originaL by Mrs. Galliford, was  in two acts with several scenes  and the little actors enjoying  the whole proceedings as much  as the audience.  The square dancing was especially a lot of fun and well  done. The story of the two children, the night in the woods  and the bad, old witch was  told in dialogue arid song with  words by Mrs. Galliford and  brought to the level of the  five-year-old. The piano accompanist was Mrs. Gordon Reeves.  Mrs. Galliford was assisted by  Mrs. Muriel Coles.  All the props on the . stage  were products of Mrs. Galli-  ford's clever fingers;;  With the curtain came a very  miniature Santa Claus,, Tommy J on Dec. 9. Guests were 13 mem-  Jackson, who assisted in - giv-.bers of the local Red Cross  ing,gifts from the tree. branch-  After the show, all the chil-      At the annual business meet-  dren  were given candy   - canes _ing 0f the Red Cross group on   Ait'**"\     . .-->-- *������  J'.  Holiday Greetings  to all,  "And May the New Year  Bring You.  Health Wealth & Happiness  Selma Park General Store  Selma Park  _^^j^^s_jg^^j^^j^:Bg^  St.   Nick   Carries  our  Message to  you  a  very Merry Christmas  and  a  most Enjoyable  New Year!  Union Steamships Ltd.  S\Y\A  StttoWVS  ite St  ore  \s���   ��� ���     union  rcea  am  SECHELT  WE^_^_^_^_^_��Si^_^5^  Selma Park  Bt   MflS.   WADDELL  Mr. and. Mrs. H. Batchelor,  and their house guest Mrs. Lou  Gibson, are leaving Christinas?  Eye to spenc!vth��, holiday weekr  end in Vancouver. Mrs. Lou;  .Gibson has been assisting Mrs.  Batchelor in the beauty parlor'  and will bey returning with:  them to spend the following'  week eitid on s-fie _*enirisula.  Mr. arid 'Mrs. Georfee Batche-j  ipr are planning to go to the island to spend the holiday wjth  their daughter and family, as  her husband ��>etty Officer Lenk-  is in England en a t six month  training course with the navy  (at Gossport    near    Portsmouth,  Eft-gland.  *      *      *  IVIr. and ' Mrs. Noel Slater  ytrent through Selma Park on  their way to Vancouver arid the  Island to spend. Christrrias y at  their Say ward home. Mrs. Slater is teaching at Madeira Park  School.  ���    *    *    .  Mrs. C. Wheeler left to spend  a month with her son, Jack and)  his family, at Campbell River.  Mr. Bernie Heskins will    be  home from UBC, Mfpter Nicky  Gilbert    from      St.      George's  School, and Miss Diane McColl  from Crofton House.  ,*       *       #  Mrs. Q. Byers and her sister,  Mrs. Evans, heme economics  teacher for the School District  are off to Vancouver for the  holiday with their mother.  Walter Kennedy is recovering from his illness and looking forward to being able to  enjoy holiday festivities.  Mr. B. J. Lang and his  daughters are going to join Mrs.  Lang and baby brother for  Christmas with Mrs. Lang's  mother, Mrs.  Diebeld.  Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gardiner  are busily preparing for an qld  fashioned family reunion. For  the first time in some, years-"  the family will be together, as  their daughter, Mrs. G. McLen-  den, sons, Pat Hughes, John  Lester, Jim, and their, wives,  and 11 grandchildren will be  here for the holidays.  Mr. Gardiner won a turkey  at the turkey shoot at Wilson  Creek on-Dec. 19.  while adults enjoyed tea; coffee, sandwiches and cake. Mrs.  R. Hughes was in charge of  the kitchen. v -  The most concentrate^ : spectator in the ha-l was Mr. Coco.  Bun, a middle aged puppet  who hung over the door at the  far end of the hall. It was to  this gentleman that the children had told their story during rehearsals, and as he was  slightly deaf, voices had to be  loud and clear. Thus was the  audience able to hear the voices of the little ones.  The annual evening of music and carol singing hel_j under the auspices of' the PTA  was much enjoyed in the  school on the- 15th. The accompaniment was played by Mrs.  G. Reeves who also with Mrs.  D. Blake was one of the pro-  gam committee under the leadership of Mrs. C. F. Haslam,  PTA program convener. Mrs. J.  Jack, president, welcomed the  guests, after which St. Aidan's  Junior. Choir sang two carols.  This was followed by a piano  solo by David Blake, a solo by  Mra Blake, the Christmas  story read by Elaine Gibb and  carol singing by the aiiciience.  Refreshments were served by  the miembers of PTA, Mrs. E.  Flumerfelt, convener.  Mrs. P/ Long entertained at  a luncheon at her: beach home  Nov. 14, all the officers were  re-elected and are: president,  Mrs. D. Townley; vice-president, Mrs. K. Funnell; secretary, Mrs. R. Hughes; treasurer,  Mrs. P. Graham; works conveners, Mrs. Chubb and Miss  Smears.  Mrs. Orchard, Linda and  Lahni are enjoying a visit from  Mrs. Orchard's son, Cadet  Chuck Thomas, HMS Venture,  Esquimalt. This is Chuck's last,  leave before going on a cruise  to the South Seas.  GSOKGE and MARY HAMMOND, of  GEORGE'S TAX*  want to take this opportunity of wishing  their many friends and customers  e  Compliments  of .the  Season  A MERRY  CHRISTMAS  AND A HAPPY  NEW YEAR  TO YtJO ALL!  SECHELT  Mky wie Extend to all  Good wish for the  Holidays and a New  and  Happiness.  Beat Wishes!  SECHELT  '*ITIIff-__^__i^^__T-_rT--ff--^���--M-^^-_-��_��fT^_..^���l-l-r^;/^-v^|->'.,'i."     ,   yiy   .������^'--'--'i:- ���-'- t*:��>'  On the job*. *  to s  Wife Preservers  I  , -..i'--     ' ' '     "-���' :-'.'v^./���������'���-;    ' '������"���"> ""' ^--:..'.'.    ������������������������'  Bringing people together at Christmas lime is ono of our happiest  jobs. On Christmas Day almost all operators���both local and long  distance���will be on the job. We'll be doing our best to put your'  holiday calls through as quickly as posssble.  But it happens every Christmas���on important long distance lines  all over the continent���so many people want' to phone that  there are often unvoidable delays on some calls. Even local lines may  foe crowded���you might have a short wait to wish your neighbor  "Merry Christmas!"  .So, please remember���although there may be some delay, we'll be  doing everything possible to speed your Christmas calls.  y BRITISH COLUMBIA TEiM0MONE -COMPANY  Small, one and one-half pound canned,  hams may be kept at home and stored at  room temperature; but it is necessary to  keep large canned hams refrigerated..  .i  ���;__B.r.J Coast News Dec. 23,  1954.  4fi_^_^_^_^_^_^_^��_SS_3B��_3K_a_.  .    May Christmas Joy  Be Yours, and May  The New Year Bring  Happiness  and   Prosperity  HASSANS  PENDER HARBOUR  ^^^S^^.SSSS^^S^^JSJXS'  C. SYDNEY FROST  C. Sydney Frost, general  manager of the Bank of Nova  Scotia since 1949 and vice-president since 1951, has been named executive vice-president. He  is succeeded,' as  general  mana-  F. W. NICKS  ger, by F. W. Nicks, an assistant /general, manager since 1952.  R. L. Dales, an assistant general manager since 1951, has  been elected a director and  vice president of the bank.    ���  Car interiors are growing  gayer every year. And according to automobile manufacturers, women are responsible.  The range of colors for the  outside paint-job began very  early in' Canadian, automobile  history. Thirty years ago one  manufacturer, for instance, had  12 colors to offer. Today ���including two-tone combinations,  he can provide 80! But inside  the car, only in the last two or  three years have upholstery  fabrics and finishes caught up  with   the   dazzling   exteriors.  It use^ to be that outomobile   research is  the modern car in-  uiyholstery  fabrics  came   in   in  terior with    its    door    panels,  offensive neutral tones which roof-lining and seats in vinyl -  helped hide wear and dirt, j coated fabrics chosen to harmo-  Then      manufacturers     noticed ! nize with  the     gay    exteriors.  that women were encouraging  husbands to buy seat-covers,  not only to protect the upholstery but because the detachable covers came in bright and  cheerful colors.  Car-makers realized that people wanted color inside their  autos as well as out. They also  wanted   hard-wearing,     easy-to-  And to cater to the all-important feminine taste, the fabrics  now bear such exotic names as  spicy . amber, orange flame and  frosted violet.  MORE GLIDER PILOTS  There were  136 glider pilots  licensed  in Canada,    35    more  clean fabrics. The result of such i than  at the  close  of  1952.  vss^'Stt'^st&'s^sttrtt^  '5  resses  _S%  Winnipegger Manager  of Power Commission  May the Peace of  they Season abide  with you and yours  throughout- the  ���   Joyous   Holiday  Season.  MURDOCHS  Pender Harbour  Appointment of Herbert Lee  Briggs as general manager and  chief engineer effective Feb. 1,  is announced by the British  Columbia Power Commision.  Mr. Briggs, general manager  of the City of. Winiiipeg Hydro-  Electric system, has an outstanding record in the scholastic ar_d utility  field  BUY MORE ON TIME  In 1953 Canadians bought  more goods from retailers on  the instalment plan, than ever  before and the volume of business of sales finance- and ac~  ceptance companies was $942,-  746,000, or the equivalent of  $63.89 per Canadian. Two years  ago their volume was $467,-  302,000 or $33.41 per capita,  and a dozen years earlier it  was only $100,277,000 or $8.73  per Canadian.  Power Commission Chairman  T. H. Crosby said the continuing expansion of the Crown-  owned utility's operations  throughout the > province has  made all the more important  the setting up of this new post  as recommended by Mr. Justice  Clyne in his finding in the  Whatshan inquiry.  Noting that the Commission  now is" a $70,606,660 opetatioit  serving some 55,000 customers  in 27 power districts, Mr. Crosby said the matter -had v been  under consideration for some  time.  'We looked around carefully,  before deciding  on Mr. Briggs.  We think we have a good man,"  he added.  The three-man Commission  will continue to set policy, but  new will be able to transfer  the bulk of the administrative  phase of the undertaking to the  general. manager.  Appointment of A. W. Lash,  as consulting engineer is also  announced.. Mr. Lash has been  ,1 the commission's chief engineer'  for several years. His appointment to the newly-created position comes with the naming of  Mr. Briggs to the combined  post of general manager and  chief engineer.  Sincere Christmas Wishes?  and the hope that together  we may all enjoy a  Happy and Prosperous  New Year.  R.  &SONS  HARDWARE and BUILDERS' SUPPLIES  R. KOLTERMAN  D. ROBERTS  K. ANDERSON  R. MOSIER  The Upper Sechelt Peninsula Distributors  FOR  Brandon - Henderson Paint Co.  HALFMOON BAY PHONE 72  _gy!_��.^_sSS_^_^.^.^-^  LANGS  "Our Sincere Wishes go out to all  our friends for a Merry Christmas  with Good Cheer abounding, and  a New Year filled with Health and  !iiess_.;'."r:::-i-'"';..^  e  Sechelt  WATERreveals  whisky's  true flavour  25 Eat-Few  Hear Lecture  Twenty-five adults enjoyed  the recent Farmers' Institute  Dinner and Entertainment    but  very few turned out to the pictures and talk by Mr. Williams.  His subjectv was chieily on  wells and applicable to rural  districts. There was much in  his talk that was interesting  and much from which we all  could learn about good and bad  bacteria.  Because of. lack of time the  B.C. Federation of Agriculture's second topic "Should  Agriculture and Labor Unite"  was carried forward to next  meeting.  The last directors' meeting  for 1954 business will be held  at R. LeFeuvre's home on Jan..  5 and the annual meeting of the  institute in the Parish hall on  Jani 10 at 8 p.m.  Phone 29  MacLEANS  SHOES  Phone 111H  Last Call  *\t.i  MARINE  Men's Wear  Phone 41H  Howe Sound  5 & 10  Phone 4IJ  a  0^- ScagiWiS^/^Surc  S-831BC  TlHis advertisementM\o\ published or displayed by  Cancer Essay  Prize Awarded  For the first time, a boy from  the interior has won the $50  provincial grand prize in the  annual essay contest conducted  by the B.C. Division' of the  Canadian Cancer  Society.��  Gerald J. Gonkin, a Grade 11  pupil of'-Mount. Sentinel Junior  Senior High. School, South, Slocan, West Kbotenay, is the 1954  winner. His entry is described  by the judges as "the most original submitted for several  years."  The Kootenay youth's entry  is in dialogue form and describes a class-room scene in  wtiicn a popular high, school  teacher, called "the professor"  discusses with his class the  facts about cancer. There were  14 district winners  and . 12 dis-  JOHN  WOOD  Hardware  ^-ANI>  Appliances  Phone 32  FREi  To  BUSES  Gibsons  KNOWLES  SERVICE  HAR D WA RE  Phone 33  THRIFTEE  STORES  Next MacLean's Shoes  v-Y��i��--rj.    i irn^ri/^VC  Gibsons  Bakery  Phone 117K  FREE BUS  Leaves Pf. Nlelion  7 PMm  Leaves Gibsons  9 PM.  Tuesday, Dec. 21  Thursday, Dec. 23  IRENE'S  Dress & Style  Shoppe  Phone 35K    "' ' ' '  HOWE  SOUND  hlrading Co. Ltd.  Phone 39  &.W  STORE  Phone 35H  Phone 69  Leaves Pt. I^el.on  I P_JM.  Leaves Gibsons  4 P.SVC  Wed., Dec. 22  Gower Point  Regular Run  Thurs., Dec 23  ieiv_i,ri.  Fare Paid By  Gibsons Merchants  GIBSONS  ELECTRIC  Phone 130  Peninsula  Cleaners  Phone 100  KUM-A-GEN  Coffee Shop  Phone 70  Gi  eat  T��  Ph<..se  Y-:: ( .  The Community Hall at Madeira Park was a blaze of  brightness and a hub of excitement for the annual Christmas  concert sponsored by the PTA  last Thursday evening. The  usual packer house was present, for the sight of the youngsters going through their paces  with grace and skill is naturally an irresistible drawing card  for everyone.  Heavy frost and a sky packed with stars made a perfect  setting,- and well before 7:30  p.m. parking space along the  road was filled and the wharf  was jammed with craft of every kind.  The show was a success from  the start with not- a single instance of stage fright among  the scores  of bright youngsters  I.O.O.F. Sunshine Coast  Lodge No. 76 meets Gibsons Legion Hall, 2nd and  4th Fri: Ph. 104J, Box HI.  We Pray That Peace  on Earth  Wil! Rule  Supreme and the  Love of Man for  Fellow Man  Will Fill Our Hearts.  THE  Village Bakery  Sechelt  taking part, which might have  been due to the capable work  of John Haddock as M.C.  Background for the show  was the 22-voice choir of  youngsters trained by Mrs.  Jean Slady and Mrs. Don Cameron, who also accompanied on  the piano. A ceiling-high illuminated Christmas tree was loaded with gifts for the kiddies  which were distributed at ' the  close of the performance by  Santa Claus himself who appeared in full regalia. It is impossible to mention all the talented young performers by  name, but among the highlights were: D. Donley who recited Just Me, Neil Whittaker  with My Vacation and Finni-  gan, Marlene Dubois and Jack  Phillips in a double recitation  with Marlene as the doggie.  The comedy playlet Out of the  Window is Down, brought down  the house with Archie West as  the bemused bachelor harrassed  by    a    household    of    husband  hunters.  The  12 little  girls in    white  robes and sparkling tiara headdresses,  carrying    lighted     torches   in   representation   of  candles, who did God's Little Candles  made  a  beautiful tableau.  The  concert    obviously    repre-  j sented a great deal of work on  j the part of PTA members, and  i the   president,  Mrs.  Oliver  Dubois. The enthusiastic reception  given  it was  a well    deserved  tribute  to  those    hard-working  members of Pender    Harbour's  growing  community.  The volunteer worker of the  Canadian Red Cross Corps  buys her own uniform.  PENDER    .  HARBOUR  BY STAN  BOWDLER  Francis Point Peninsula people "panicked" for a while last  week when news got around  "no power for Francis Point,"  Calm was more or less restored  when word came through that  Fred Howlett, Sechelt District  Manager of BCPC, said that  the plan set-up before the announcement was made, of power coming in May 1955, was  based on. a minimum of 300  consumers between Half Moon  Bay and the Harbour, and a*  the time, the new road, considered essential to getting the  power in to Francis Point, had  "LAND ACT"  NOTICE    OF    INTENTION  TO    PURCHASE    LAND  Notice of Intention to* apply  to Purchase Land in the Land  Recording District of Vancouver, Group One (1) New Westminster. Land District, Lake  sakinaw, Pender Harbour, Sechelt Peninsula, B.C.  TAKE NOTICE that Edmund  Bruce Taylor of Roberts Creek,  B.C., Civil Engineer, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post planted ��n the north bank of a  stream (un-named) and marked:  "E.B..T. his S.E. corner," thence  approximately 40 chains along  the west shore of Sakinaw  Lake in a north-easterly direction; thence 20 chains due  west; thence 20 chains due  south, and containing 60 acres  ���more or less. The purpose for  which the land is required is  camp site.  Dated Nov. 13, 1954.  "E. B. TAYLOR"  GIBSONS  Round-up  MRS. LOIS' BUCHANAN  1'he local branch of the Legion Women's Auxiliary No.  109 held its meeting last week.  Nominated for the 1955 offices  are:  President, Mrs. Jose Davies;  first vice-president, Mrs. June  Peterson; second vice-president,  Mrs. Lawson; treasurer, Mrs. V.  Wilson; secretary, Mrs. E. Top-  ham; flag bearers, Mrs. Dot  Tesky and Mrs. Wheeler; ser-  geant-at-arms, Mrs. Jean Wilson. They will be installed at  the next meeting on, Jan. 27.  Bill Barter is out of the hospital but he is ordered to rest  for  about three weeks.  Mrs. Lenore Inglis is also  about again after recent surgery.  Ray Whiting is flying home  for Christmas from Port Alice.  Ray celebrates his birthday  Christmas Day.  . Constable Wayne MacArtney  is on his holidays, visiting his  family in Ontario.  Mickey Mac Arthur is still  enjoying his extended vacation  in Fresno, California, after visiting numerous other cities including  Santa Cruz.  Gordon MacDougal is expected back to spelid Christmas  with Mr. and Mrs. Turner and  family. He has been serving on  the HMCS Cayuga in the Far  East  since  last  April.  Grannie McEwen, formerly  of Gibsons, wishes all her J  friends a Merry Christmas and  a Happy New Year. .. She will  not be in Gibsons this'year, but  will keep a light -burning for  her friends, in her Blairmore  home.  .  To the Pupils and Parents of the  Peninsula Dance School,  Sincere  Christmas  Greetings  MRS. C. C. ORCHARDE,  GIBSONS  ERLA AND HER STAFF wish for All of You  the MERRJEST CHRISTMAS  and a NEW YEAR Filled With  PROSPERITY AND CONTENTMENT  Kum-A-Gen Coffee Shop  "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen  Let Nothing You Dismay!"  Our Seasons Greeting  Danny's Dining Room  And Ridgeway Auto Court  -ht-S-T   -T-Htlffv-f   ^it--to5J   ���*<d_t��^_^_M_Ul_f__,_'   4_i__#tf_i_r    i__h_W-"'���* ���^_-^*-3_��   _-^-_-__g_��    -_-_-*-_>��.��'  ..���^^������'''"���^j^V-T'"  ^*^-_E^-p^��'ByBPl����avSi*f��1S-^ _*W��B---^-J-Sr��tt^i-U-K--jC l____B'i_i_3&rt__SK^_M!fl--g-iigL' \  The Season's Greetings  From MRS. NUOTIO and STAFF at  The Ferry Cafe  IAND ACT"  NOTICE    OF    INTENTION  TO   PURCHASE    LAND  NOTICE of Intention to apply to purchase Land in the  Land District, Lake Sakinaw,  Pender Harbour, Sechelt Peninsula, B.C.  TAKE NOTICE that Edmund  Bruce Taylor of Roberts Creek,  B..C, Civil Engineer, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands:  Commencing at a post plant;  ed on the north bank of a  stream (un-named) and marked:  "EJ3.T. his S.E. comer," thence  20 chains due north; thence 10  chains due west; thence 40  chains due south; thence 20  chains (approx.) along the west  shore of Sakinaw Lake in a  north-easterly direction; and  ^containing 40 acres more or  less. The purpose for which  Ibis land is required is camp  site.  Bated Nov. 13, 1954.  "E. B. TAYLOR"  Salvage Drive  for Gibsons  Gibsons troop of Boy Scouts  is putting on a salvage drive,  starting immediately after the  New Year, to raise funds for  a club room.  The Scouts will call on    ev- j  eryone in the neighborhood for  collections of pocket books, bottles of all    kinds,    and    other  salvageable  material.  Reports will be given from  time to time to indicate the  progress of the drive.  SOLNIK  SHELL SERVICE  WILL  Winterize Your  Car or Truck  ��� ANTIFREEZE ���  Winter  Luhricastts  - MOTOR TUNE-UP -  Power Saws  Parts and Repairs  WE BO  Phone 48C ���   Sechelt  fhit advertisement i�� not {wMhltrd or displayed by the Liquor Control  or by tht: Cuvern:nrnt of British Coiuiti.'/ta.  Board  not been approved. The word  is that the people of Francis  Point need not worry for once  power gets here, the addition  of Francis Point will be only a  matter of form.  Dr. John Playfair is spending the Christmas holidays with  his family in, Kingston while  Dr. and Mrs. Alan Swan will  carry on the practice and spend  the holidays at'the Harbour.  Mrs. Dolly Burns suffered a  painful accident while busy  with the Christmas crowds in  Bill* Pieper's Store where she  is employed.      Thursday .after-  Coast News Dec. 23, 1954.  noon, she slipped and injured  her ankle. Dr. Playfair treated  her that afternoon at the hospital and the injury proved  more serious than a mere  sprain. Dolly will spend the  holiday season in a cast but  will be able to' get around in.  time so she and John can visit  Vancouver.  St. Mary's Altar Society's  Christmas Hamper was won by  Mr. Clare H. Chamberlin of  Gibsons,  on  Dec,  20,  by draw.  A Merry Christmas  AND   A  Happy New Year to allA  Knowles  S&iwce  Hardware  Ltd.  WE  WISH ALL OUR FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS  A" VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, and  HEALTH AND PROSPERITY FOR 1955!  IVY STAN AMD STAFF  GIBSONS BAKERY  The Home of Quality Baking  First Anniversary  GREATER COVERAGE,  CLEARER VIEWING  On Thursday, December 16th/ the  1st anniversary of operation, CBUT  Channel 2 boosted its transmitting  power to 100,000 watts*.  The big. step-up in power from'  2500 watts "effective radiated power"  provides Lower Mainland, Fraser  Valley and. Southern Vancouver  Island areas with a much stronger,  clearer signal.. CBUT's audio signal  output jumped from 1500 watts to  60,000 watts.  Qn full power, Channel 2's programs  are available to three-quarters of  a million people in British Columbia.'  This power boost has been made  '.possible by the erection of a 265-foot  tower on CBUT's transmitter sice, at the  2700-foot level on Mount Seymour.  NEW TOWER-FULL POWER  . *With- this increased,. power,.  sets in some locations, way  requireadjustment. '.   ':  ^  m  m  N3  x  m  ��  :rm&y-  im-  CANADIAN BROADCASTING  CORPORATION  <��&&%  m  m  m  _*?  i GREETINGS  Best    wishes    for    Christmas  and tne New Year. Thanks    to  .all my friends  everywhere  for  remembering me    this    season.  Dorothy Erickson,  Wilson Creek.  Neighbor and friend,  Give me your hand!  _Let us look upward  At the star,  and mark  The sign for which al  Other times we seem   -  To grope in the dark.  _____  Boy's gray gabardine ski hat  ���with fur, possibly at school  show. Phone 21S. Mrs. Berdahl:  FOR SALE ~  FOR SALE  BUDGIES  All  Colors,   Talking Strain  . C. P.  Ballentine  Phone Gibsons  127      tfn  NOTICES  Santa  Claus.  Phone Gibsons  suit    for  124H.  rent.  1  May Yours be a Very Pleasant    Festive"   Season,.       Totem  ,Bealty.  Merry Christmas To You  is our very sincere wish. Totem  '.Realty.  If I were really looking for  a 3-bedroom home, with full  plumbing, good water supply,  electric lights, good view,  about 3 acres ready for garden:'  with fruit trees, garage chicken!  House; a real home for my family, I would investigate this  very. attractive offer. Full price  for the: ten acres and all the  above only $4950-:-(It,s secluded,, quiet, homey; yet near highway). Totem. Realty.  Winning number for our Cancer Fund doll and stocking1 is  12636. Totem Realty.  WANTED   TO   BUY  A steamer trunk��� will buy,  or swap a Singer Sewing machine.  Phone  Gibsons  70.  Used ftle cabinet or file  drawer, cap. size. Write or  phone The Coast News. tfn  brother George in    1915,    and  sister in South Africa.  He served for a short    time  in the army during    the    first  i war, and during the last work-  I ed in the shipyards in Vanco.u-  William Angus Finlayson,  71 j Ver.  of Gower Point, ���  died    in    St. j     He married Gertrude,  widow  Paul's Hospital on Dec.  15. Hejof the late Mr. Corder of Gib-  was discovered ill by Mr.  Sin-j sons.  Mr.  Finlayson  leaves   his  W. A. Finlayson  ies at 71  glehurst of Gibsons, and was  taken to St. Mary's Hospital at  Pender  Harbour.  Due to the fog, he could not  be taken out by plane. Graham's ambulance took him in  to St. Paul's on Dec. 13, but he  did not rally.  The funeral service was held  at St. Bartholomew's Anglican  Church in Gibsons, and the arrangements were in charge of  the Graham Funeral Home.  Burial was in the Veteran's \  Section of the Seaview  tery.   .  wife and one sister.  TED  FEARN   LUCKY  Ted Fearn of Gibsons was  fortunate in receiving nothing  more, than a bad bruising when/  he rolled a car over near Gibsons Monday evening. The car,  according to observers, rolled  three times, on a level stretch  of road. When they did not see  anyone leave it, they went to  see if the driver was hurt, but  no one could be found. Ted  Ceme- later said he "just went home,"  and that he    wasn't    hurt,    al-  Coast News. Dee. 23-, 1954,  A large  cook  or camp stove j t *u      ^ *u i   j  (wood).    Phone  2*-S-2  Gibsons. |   . H* had lived on Pratt    Road i though the car was wrecked.  52 ! since 1912, and worked on var-   j ious construction projects, with  WORK   WANTED  General repairs, cement jobs,  septic tanks, roofs and other  jobs. Henry Conrad. Phone  Gibsons 44. 3  SURVEYING e  Bush wood, Fir and Alder.  Current prices. STAG FUELS,  phone 21J, Gibsons. tfn  No matter where you buy  your T-V, we can supply your  aerials, with experienced men  to install them. Phone or see  John Wood Hardware, Gibsons 32. "     "     " tfn  A very attractive beach property at Soames ���- unusual and  a place you will love. $60 per  month furnished. Totem Realty.  Surveying, boundaries and  lots located. For information  apply John Coleridge Realty,  Gibsons,  phone  37. 3  INSURANCE ~~  Prompt, dependable service  for all your Insurance and Real  Estate Needs. Phone Sechelt 53J  Evenings and Holidays: H.B.  Gordon/ 81 H, or T.E. Duffy.  31M. tfn  Fire, Auto, Liability. Prompt  courteous service. Totem Realty, Gibsons.        .    " tfn  Mr. Kullander, and in between i  jobs was  a local  carpenter  the  early    years,     before     the  community had  an  undertaker, j  Mr.    Finlayson    made    caskets  when required.  He  was predeceased  by    his  CO-OP DRAW  The Christmas Draw at the  jn j Elphinstone Co-operative Store  shows the following tickets as  lucky ones: 31865, red, First;  32333, orange, Second; and  21733, green, Third. Holders of  these tickets are asked to contact the Co-op  Store.  THE DATE   PAD  Rough  and  Planed  Lumber   >  Phone *' Halfmoon   Bay   7 Z  KOLTERMAN SAWMILLS  Halfmoon Bay  WOOD  ALDER OR FIR  Phone    Ran Vernon  Gibsons 2o"W  or John Atlee, 93S  tfn  Spray and"Brush Painting; also paper hanging. J. Melhus.  Phone Gibsons 33. tfn  WATCH REPAIRS  Fast, accurate, - guaranteed  watch repairs. Marine Men's  Wear,. Gibsons; tfn  j^-\__---'.r-,i... '..i.i ���������_-���- * ,_-.. .-...       .     ...... ������-..������....���'���     _  Watch Repair: All types of  watches-and jewelry repaired.  Reliable, fast, efficient. Union  General Store, Sechelt. tfn  Furnished cabin, 3 3-4 acres,  near coast. Garden. Free fuel  and water (tap). Terms monthly, $12. Plus: run of 40 acres-  option to buy at taxation value  $1000. Terms. Box 82,  Sechelt.  51  Dec. 22 ��� United Church,  Gibsons, 8 p.m., the Choraliers  assisted by the Junior Choir  presenting their very popular  Christmas  Carol   service.  ��Dec. 25 ��� MERRY CHRISTMAS to you one and alL  Dec. 28 ���- Danny's Dining  Room, 7; p.m. regular meeting  Kiwanis Club.^ Guest speaker  Lieut. Governor Eric Low his  last official visit. 100 percent  attendance requested.  Dec. 31 ���, New Year's Eve  dance: Roberts Creek Hall, by  Hall Board. Andy Fraser?s Orchestra.  Dec. 31 ��� Gibsons Kinsmen's  New Year's Eve Ball, Legion  Hall. See any Kinsman for tickets.  Dec. 31 ��� Roberts Creek.���  New Year's Eve Dance. Hall  Board as sponsors. Andy Eraser's" Orchestra.  Jan. 6 ��� Gibsons, Romeo and  Juliet, by Lancaster Players,  High S.chol auditorium.  Jan. 6 ��� Gibsons: Romeo  and Juliet, by Lancaster players. High School auditorium.  Christmas Special ��� Most  unique home you have ever  seen; designed for an artist by  an artist. In lovely view setting;  living room 32 by 14; front all  windows; great possibilities. In-  I III I!Hi SERVICES  ANGLICAN CHRISTMAS SERVICES  St. Bartholomew's Church, Gibsons  Friday,   11:30 p.m.  Christmas Eve Communion  Saturda3% 11:30 a.m. Christmas Day Communion  Sunday, 3:30 p.m. Choral Evensong  St. Hilda's  Church. Sechelt  Friday,  11:30 p.m.  Christmas Eve Communion  Saturday/ 9:30 a.m. Christmas Day Communion  Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Carol Service  St   Aidan's Church, Roberts Creek  Saturday,  11:00 a.m. Christmas Communion  Sunday, 2:00 p.m. Evensong  UNITED  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       t  7:30 p.m. the 1st, 2nd and 4th  Sundays  sulaied,   not   quite   finished, v_a  rare bargain at $4200 on terms.  Harold Wilson  operating  Totem   Realty  .    Phone Gibsons 44  Evenings  9SJ  Egmont Roaci  MRS. G. McN.UTT  A report from Egmont Dec.  14, indicates that the wreckage  of Mr. Pohl's boat was found  along Moorsam Bluffs, above  Vancouver Bay. There is still  no sign of Mr. Pohl.  Gunnar Jardine of Doriston,  who says the people of Doris-  ton are tired of running the  Chuck, states that about " two  miles of road would connect  them to the Egmont road, once  that is in. .'���������-.��� -  Midnight Mass will be . celebrated in St. Mary's Church in  Gibsons, .instead of the Church  of the Holy Family at Seehelt  or in the Indian Church as formerly:    '  ST. VINCENTS  Holy Family ��� Sechelt  9:00  a.m.  St. Mary's, Gibsons,   10:30 a.m.  Port   Mellon   ���   First   Sunday  each month at 11 35 a.m.  Madeira Park, last Sunday each  month 4:30 p.m. at "The Hut."  BETHEL  Secheli  Sunday School 2:00 p.m.  Sunday Gospel 3:00 p.m.  PENTECOSTAL  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  Young /People at 8  p.m.  -SET  for your PARTY DRESSES at  IIHtrS DRESS & STYLE SHOPPE  Theatre Bldg. GIBSONS  We Extend Our Sincere ,*  SEASON'S GREETINGS TO ALL  o OFF  I Remaining Toys  Wheel   Goods  Small Sized Roasters  -KnOWL��S>,^^RPWAR��-  LT.D.  Theatre Block  Gibsons  This Oath Protects Y 0 (1!  THE NOTARY PUBLIC must swear not to  assist in drawing up documents which "I shall know  to contain violence or fraud." Besides this oath, the  Notary Public must\take a legal examination ... be  entered on the roll of Notaries Public by the Supreme  Court of British Columbia . . . accept strict regulations as 'to how and where he shall practice . ... all  as a protection to the members of the public who need  to use documents requiring attestation or oath-taking.  When you consult a Notary  Public, his integrity is  assured . . . depend on it.  C. JOHN COLERIDGE REALTY, Gibsons  Member of THE SOCIETY OF  NOTARIES PUBLIC OF B.C.  334 West Pender St., Vancouver, B.C.  by whom this advertisement is sponsored.  The Staffs of Both Our Stores  EXTEND TO ALL OF YOU  WARMEST CHRISTMAS GREETINGS  AND OUR WISHES FOR  A Bright Prosperous New Year  M&W STORES  Gibsons  Roberts Creek  Government of Province of British Columbia  LIQUOR PLEBISCITES  ..-   will be held shortly in the unorganized areas of the Mackenzie Electoral District.  In order to vote in this plebiscite you must be resi-  . .dent in the unorganized territory and you must be registered, on the Provincial Voters list for one of the polling  ;  divisions shown below.  ,.'���'-' '. x -.     K y��u are not registered you may do so at the office of the Registrar of Voters, Powell River, B.C., or, be-  ������ ���"'.) tween the dates of January 4th and January 10th inclus-  . ive, at the addresses shown below:  POLLING  DIVISION: REGISTRATION  CENTRE:  Bowen  Island      '__ : ::__.       Mr.  D. Harding  Egmo&t      __���__        Mr. James Jeffries  Gambier' Island __..__      Mr.  J. Adkins  Halfmoon Bay      _���       Mr. James Yi   Cooper  Pender .Harbour . '_'     Mr. Lloyd Davis  Port Mellon     _____________      Mr. N. F. Rudolph  Robert? Creek       Mrs.  P. Edmunds  Sechelt   .������:."_'."--v--       Mr- c- H- Duncan  Woodfibre     ..___       Mr. Max E. Bqwden *  Wilson  Creek       ______'":...       Mr.   V.   Franske  QUALIFICATIONS:  1. Over 19 years of age.  2. British  subject or  Canadian citizen.  3. In Canada the past 12 months.  . 4. In British Columbia the past 6 months.  J. V. Gaspard  Registrar of Voters  '������/���"���" Powell River, B.C.  '���/ Phcne 4181  ���      $      ���    ���      ���  / "%'ft.  BILL JIM and STAFF at the  A&B ESSO SERVICE STATION  Gibsons  You All A  a  NEW' YEAR! 1}  A presentation of awards was  m.ade Friday afternoon to essayists from Elphinstone High  School, by Les Peterson, on behalf of an anonymous citizen,  who through the columns of  The Coast News introduce^ his  topic "The Responsibilities of  the Ratepayers Toward Their  School."  The awards were made when  the students gathered in Gibsons Theatre to enjoy the  show Oliver Twist, arranged  by the teachers of the school  as their Christmas treat for  the students, also an amusing  Short provided by the theatre  management.  The winners of the essays  were Ann Coates, first; Coral  Benn, second and George Slinn,  third. Awards were made on  factual content of the essays,  individuality and originality in  the approach, and style in presenting the  topic.  FIRST PRIZE  Anywhere, B.Cy  A Ratepayer,  Anywhere,   B.CV  Dear Sir or Madam:  I do not know whether you  know me or not, although I'm  sure you must have seen me  Bt sometime. I have grown and  Notice to Contractors  Sealed tenders will be received up to noon (S.T.) January 19,  1955, by the undersigned for  the construction of a Ranger  Office Building at Lund,   B.C.  Plans and specifications may  be obtained from the District  Forester, Vancouver, Ranger at  Lund, or the undersigned upon  a deposit of $5.00 refundable  upon return of plans and specifications in good condition  within thirty days of the date  Of Opening  of tenders.  Tenders will not be considered unless made out on the form  Supplied and signed, and a deposit of 10 percent of the tender is enclosed which shall . be  forfeited if the tenderer declines to enter into the contract  when called upon to do so.  Cheques of the unsuccessful  tenderers will, be returned  when the contract is awarded.  No tender shall be considered  having any qualifying clauses  whatsoever, and the lowest or  any tender not necessarily accepted.  tenders must be submitted  in the envelope marked "Tender for the construction of a  Ranger Office. Building at  Lund,  B.C."  C. D. Orchard,  ���*   Chief Forester and Deputy  Minister of Forests.  December 13,  1954.  Parliament   Buildings,  Victoria, B.C.  LEGAL  LAND ACT  Notice of Intention to Appl7 to  Lease Land.  changed through the years, but  here I' stand; doing the same  old job. I am the School!  What part do you take in  my support and development?  I wonder! You do pay for me,  and for my upkeep, that I  know; but haven't you any  other responsibility toward me.  Do you know the teachers who  folJow their vocation within my  walls? Do you acquaint yourself with their methods of  teaching, or the children who  are your responsibility?  There are many ways in  which you can take an interest,  and an active part in understanding my function in your  community. There is held, every year, in March, Education  Week, when you are welcome  to go through my classrooms  and take stock of the various  phases and activities of school  life. Then there is the Parent-  Teacher Association which is a  club open to all who are interested in children and concerned with their welfare. You can  attend these meetings, meet the  teachers and parents, and discuss problems of mutual interest.  What about the annual  School Board meeting? Do you  attend? Anything pertaining to  the school and it's operation  will be explained at these meetings. If, at any time you have  a problem to discuss with the  School Board; they will give  you an opportunity, oh request.  Another way you can show  interest-'in my welfare is by attending sports and social functions' which are a part of every  school, large or small.  If you have children do you  see to it that they. keep the  health rules and make use of  my halls of learning by regular  attendance? Do you teach your  children to respect and appreciate my advantages? If your  school has a dental program do  you make use of it;' it is for  your  children's benefit.  The board of education is  another responsibility of yours,  do you get out and vote at election time? It is your government, you know. , j  The above are a few ways in j  which you can take an active  interest as a ratepayer, there  probably more, so why not  come and see me sometime and  get acquainted.  Yours, sincerely,  THE SCHOOL.  *       *       *  SECOND  The responsibilities or ratepayers towards their schools  are two-fold���first, to provide  the funds for the successful operation 'of the schools and secondly, to see that these funds  are distributed to the best advantage for the students of the  district.  1*he immediate responsibility  of a ratepayer is to elect able  and competent representatives,  from whom may be .selected  trustees of a high calibre. These  programmes at the school, support the students by attending  school-sponsored activities and  make himself familiar with the  activities of the PTA and the  School Board.  By attending the PTA meeting, the ratepayers may bring  about changes in the curriculum or even less homework for  the students.  Even though a ratepayer does  not have a child in a school,  he should attend these meetings and get in on the discussions. After all, does not the  standard of living of a country  or province, depend upon the  standard of education?  Coral Benn.  Mr. J. was sourly glancing at  his tax notice on a hot Aug\|-��t  day.  "And what's this? Eight mills  for the school alone? That's outrageous! I'm going to look into  this."  And so, one day in October,  Mr. J. ventured out to a meeting of the ratepayers for Sechelt School District 46. The  largest crowd in years turned  out that night, 44 ratepayers.  At the meeting, .members were  given an expense sheet of the  previous year which showed  Mr. J. how his money went,  But!  "I've said it  before,  and I'll  say it again, this is outrageous.  Are there a bunch of incompe-  ten fools running this school  board? They put down the cost  cf everything imaginable and  still have 'others,' amounting  to S2,741.39. I'll see if I can  get into this branch of the government, just to see what skulduggery is going on."  Well Mr. J. did get on the  school board. He was elected  representative by a unanimous  vote (because no one else wanted to run) and then he was  elected trustee ��� by his fellow  representatives.  His first call to office was in  a few weeks after the election.  As trustee he had to go to a  meeting that would discuss the  1955 budget. This was what he  had been waiting for.  At eight o'clock the principal  came     into     the     group     with  sheets of paper,  on which  was  typed the outline of the budget.  Mr.  J.   was  determined  to  see  that not a penny of his, or his  fellow ratepayers was spent unwisely. He agreed with the Repairs and Maintenance    section  of the budget;, he lingered for  a moment on the grading, seeding  and  draining  of  the field,  but the matter was soon cleared  up. When they    came    to    the  question of new  rooms for the  school, because of the increase  in the number of students, Mr.  J. was entirely against it.  But  then, he realized, if the school  was crowded with 250 students,  what then with  330 students?  After the meeting Mr. J. rea  lized that all that was going to  be allowed was necessary and  that his money, like his fellow  ratepayers', was being spent  wisely.  Mr. J. then decided, as he  was elected by the ratepayers,  to show what the responsibilities of the ratepayers were,  other than those most important ones already described. He  went to all Parent-Teacher Association meetings (which is a  body of parents and teachers  who discuss freely their difficulties with the students and  discuss any confusion in promotion, curriculum, etc.,  which  . Coast News. Dec. 23,  1954.  helps both the parents and teachers in their work).  He is also seen coaching his  two high school students, not-  only in school work but in extracurricular work, such as  sports, hobbies, reading, etc.,  and when a by-law is introduced, Mr. J. is in there voicing  his opinion as a good ratepayer  should. ���  He is a true ratepayer and  an honest and 'loyal citizen.  Mr. J.'is the abbreviation. Your  name, I hope, is the title.  George Slinn.  SUCRE LUMBER Co. Ltd.  North Road  WILL OPERATE AGAIN AFTER NEW YEAR AND  CAN DELIVER ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER  Logs & Stumpage Wanted  ARTHUR PROPP  Phone 82K  In Land Recording District of'trustees  decide:   the  Board Po1"  Vancouver, and situated in the  Vicinity of D.L. 4825, Group  One, N.W.D., near Storm Bay,  Sechelt Inlet, B.C.  Take notice that    I,    Vernon  Arnold  Owre,  of Sechelt,  B.C.,  occupation     Cutting     Forest  Greens,   intends to  apply for a  lease of the following described  lands: Commencing at    a    post  planted on* the mean high water    mark     approximately     13  chains due North of the    S.W.  corner pf D.L. 4285, Group One,  N.W.D.,    thence    southerly    38  chains  to the east side of    the  head of Storm Bay, thence    10  chains    Westerly    accoss      the  head of Storm Bay, thence    45  chains Northerly  Westerly running parallel to the    shore    of  Storm Bay to  the South    East  corner of    D.L.    4445,     Group  One, N.W.D.,  thence due    East  to a point of ZERO tide, thence  in  a  Southerly     Easterly    and  Northerly    direction     following  the Zero tide level back to the  'point  of    commencement,     and  icy on the expenditure of funds  proyided by the ratepayers; the  selection of capable qualified  teachers and the provision and  maintenance of suitable buildings and equipment for the students.  To be able to do this, it is  not enough to merely be interested during time of annual  meeting; rather the ratepayer  should be a close observer of  school problems throughout the  year. By attending the School  Board meeting, he will then  know that many problems that  confront the Board on the surface may seem easy to solve,  but closer examination may  show are not so simple. The  elected trustee, if he is a good  one, is not serving only, one  area or school, but must be  equally careful of the entire  district.  Further, the trustee must always keep in mind that it is the  taxpayer's money that is being  spent, and no matter how plea-  CHRISTMAS TREES  75 cents and up  AT  PENINSULA SECOND HAND STORE  Gibsons  99-K  ec��5K_s^_SKi_srsa��JK__!Kas^__s^  We  wish  all  our  Customers  A MERRY CHRISTMAS  and a HAPPY NEW YEAR  FLEETWOOD & PHILCO  Radio & Television  Sales, Service & Installation  Also Expert Appliance Repair  Peninsula Electronics  ' 4  Phone Gibsons 75W  =.\  *������<_&.  'm^m0��^%ysc* ^t*^  containing Five (5) - acres more i sant it might be to grant a re-  or less, for the purpose of Oy- j quest, must often refuse, be-  ster  Culture.. cause after  all there is a limit  Dated this 6th day of Decern-! tc the taxpayer's ability to pay.  ber, A.D.  1954. j     In    addition,    the    ratepayer  Vernon Arnold Owre.'' shoulf:   attend  Education   Week  This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor Control Board  or by the Government of British Columbia BY  G.M.  Six miles    up    Jervis    Inlet  from Egmont Point, on the east  side of Prince of Wales Reach  lies Treat Creek, known to all  the local people as Beaver  Creek.''  From the ferry the place can  be identified by a whitish Spar  toward the top of the north -  :side mountain. This is a rock  slide. Close to the. slide are  some copper claims.  The stream' flows through  a canyon in a hanging valley  of some considerable width  and height. At the lower end  of the valley is a large fan-  shaped hill composed mostly of >  sand, gravel and clay. At the  bottom lies a good sized flat.  This flat has seen many logging  camps come and go, each' outfit biting further and further  back up and into the valley.  The first day we landed ' at  Beaver Creek the house was  pulled off the float and up onto the beach just before dark.  As this was not to be the final  resting place it was not jacked up level. All the doors had  been left open, so that if they  jammed, at least we could get  in and out. For some reason I  do not remember some long  boards lay across the kitchen  floor extending into the pantry  on . One side and the bathroom  on the other, thus effectively  holding these doors open.    All  I     He retreated into the pantry,  j rattling   around    amongst    the  j pots and pans. We retreated in-  floor as they never would have \to &"* bedroom and waited for  movable objects  were  on    the \ h��� t0 come out.'    Next effort  stayed in place when the tractor j found him    in    the    bathroom,  hauled the house up the slope.  Afraid it would be    the    front  We were  tired,   s0  went    to! ro��m  next,   we   signalled   Poo-  bed.     The back door was jam-1 chie and he quietly stalked out  med open, but we got the   bed- jthe ba^k door. Smart dog! Next  room  door  shut.     Pcochie,  not' try found Mr.    Skunk    backed  liking    the    unknown    outside, j UP  in a    threatening    position  took advantage of the open door | behind the open door. One more  to bed down on the front room -retreat on- our part.     He  must  couch. ��� nave  thought   he'd  investigated  Suddenly,  in the  silence, we ; everything by this time, so am-  heard tap-tap,   tap-tap.       Up  it; bled outside,  came and tapped right into the ���     Poochie   stole   in.   We   strove  the woodbox at night trying to  climb up the outside cooler.  They got stuck behind the  wood box and let us know all  about it. They entered the  vent to the inside cooler and  stared at us through the screen  when we opened the cupboard  door. Day or night made no  difference.  I opened the door one afternoon to find one waiting to enter. Hurriedly shutting it  again, I pushed him outside. A  carton left on the verandah  overnight contained two skunks  in the morning. The lid war*  carefully  closed  and    \be    box  Merry Christmas  and a  Happy New Year  From  y y       rry       ��  s    laxi  house. A skunk!  First thought j mightily  and  closed the  door.   I dumped in the  water. It sailed  was, he'll go away, s0 leave j The skunk decided he'd miss-  him be. Second thought,, there j ed something and came back,  is food in that box on the pan- ; While he tapped, around the  try floor. Third thought, the j verandah, we hurriedly went  dog will scare him. What to I over in our minds all possible  do? Reaching fpr the flash-1 ways he might re-enter. Thank  light we    quietly    opened    the j goodness  there were none.  down the shore lino  and came  back to  the beach  Coast News. Dec. 23, 1954.   . ������w  We saw the young nephew  cutting up food for the kittens,  But two skunks were helping  themselves while the kittens  made passes at them, trying to  get their share.  One evening I sat late, writing letters. Happening to glance  up, I saw a mysterious something waving back and forth  outside the window. What  could it be? A closer look revealed a skunk up in the crotch,  of the verandah post making  passes at a haunch of venison  that was hanging there.  And so it went. We got rid of  all sorts of them, but still there  were more.  An old timer we met on the  ^5a^5^5^5^5SS3_5535SS^55a5SSS^55a^SKri  bedroom' dcor  an inch  or two. {ions. They rattled the wood in' us.  He headed for it.  We shut    it  quickly.  He tapped    off.      We  opened the door and shone the j  light on him. !  From then  on skunks,   were;  our  almost    constant    compan-  Poochie refuse^ to sleep in J Union Steamship one day said,  his kennel. He'd been cornered "Beaver Creek? I trapped there  so much and a woof to scare! 30 years ago. Sure was a great  them off always brought dis-| place for skunks." "Still is,"  jastrous results to both him and ��� said we. We never saw a bea-  i ver. The place is mis-named.  _h�� Liquor Control Board or by theyGoyernmen/ of British Columbia.  Last year, a pretty ��� petite  songstress, who was gaining  much attention on Canadian  televisinn moved to New York,  and was featured on. the 'Dave  Garroway Show." That old  grand-daddy of modern music,  Paul Whiteman,, was quick to  follow and he. soon had her at  work on both ris radio and television shows. Shirley had not  deserted Canada, however; she  will be making weekly trips to  Toronto to be the star of "CGE  ! Showtime," the weekly song  and .dance review produced by I  Wishing you all  a  Merry  Christmas  and a  From  ��"��I  ! the CBC.  g__s__g^_sg���^__g_^_ras^-re^^  ^1  ""���"*-"      MWi  S^^al  WITH   SINCERE   CHRISTMAS   GREETINGS  and   BEST   WISHES  for  a  and   HAPPY   NEW   YEAI  FROM ALL OF US AT  WILSON CREEK  ���e*>,sr,*��,^i,'_l.  ��v ��?<?.w %���=�������- .____��'  *t-��t.-..j-^?^���^-���~C^    yCs*-- 25 -y~~^\  --���        V-iv-'       i���! _*���        *>~S \aa'       K.J i  ".<��..  BY CHUCK TOMPKINS  The      Gibsons      Commercial  team squeezed out a 40-36 vic  tory over the Elphinstone Cougars on Friday night and gave  me another correct prediction.  AH in all it was a fairly exciting game with the Commercials  leading by a few points all the  way and the Cougars ever  threatening to tie it up. -  After the remarks    I    made  in last week's column about the  rs. V. R. Smith of the  Artiste Beauty Salon  Wishes to Thank her Patrons for a  Year of Pleasant Business Relations  And to Wish Them All the Best  For CHM'STMAS and the ��IEW YEAR  Compliments of* the Season  From All At  MacLean's Shoes  Gibsons  es  To All  ��ur Friends  THE SEASON'S COMPLIMENTS  And May Your N$w Year Bring  "   AND PROSPERITY  Coast News. Dec. 23,  1954.  THE MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF  Standard Motors  ', Sechelt  Wish AH Their Patrons The  Compliments 0 theSeason  Your FORD and MONARCH Dealers  Cougars I feel I should revise  my opinion a little and say  that with a little more experience and more team play they  should be a pretty fair team  by the end of the season..  The Commercial boys looked j  fair in their initial appearance  but still need the rough edges  taken off before they will be a  serious threat. Help for them  may be the. appearance of six  foot ? inch Jim Allen, who will  start working   out   soon. !  The disappointing factor is  the very poor attendance at  these games. People are always  complaining about the shortage.;  of local sports features! but  when a good sporting attraction is on they stay at home.  Basketball for fifty cents is  good entertainment in any  town so why not come out and  give the boys something to  work for.  It was proven last summer  with softball that the people  will .turn out for sports arid by  doing so they improve the calibre of the game.  We did it for softball so let's  do it for basketball too. This  week's prediction: That a Merr  ry Christmas will be had by  all. .::y'.  PORT MELLON: Men's, high  three, Ernie Hume, 265, 195,  149���609. . Men's high single,  Ernie Hume, 205. Women's high  threes M. Gavelin, 178^ i_40,  273���591. Women's highVsingle,  M; Gavelin, 273. High single  game, Heavies, 910. Total, jpins,  Blownders, 2,654. :���'y  PENN COMMERCIAL^: lien's  high three, Matt Jaejg^r, ;J31,  328, 169���628. Men's high Single, Matt Jaeger, 328. Women's  high three, Helen Thorburn,  144, 214, 256 ���614. Womerr*  high single, Helen! Thorburn,  256. High single game, Perm;  Motorsy 982. Total pins, Penh."  Buildings, 2,667.  SPORTS CLUB: Men's high  single, Lawrence Crucil, 264'.  Men's high. three^ Sam Mac -  Kenzie, 256, 220,164���640. Women's high single, Elaine McLean, 222. Women's high three,  Cherry Whitaker, 15?, 216, 216  ���591. Team high single, Holey  Rollers, 1,055. Team high total,  Holey Rollers, 776; 911, 1055���^  2,742.  BALL- and CHAIN: High  single, Don Caldwell, 279. High  three, Don Caldwell, 632, High  team, Mollies Misses, 2,523.  TEN PIN:    High three,    Bill  Woods ��� 544. High single, Allen  Jackson,  222.    High  single  game, Chuck's Motors, 8867 To- j  tal piris,  Nelson's,  2,255.  LADIES LEAGUE: High single, May Walker, 304. High  three, Lee Redman, .738. High  team single; - Greenhorns, 942.  High team three, Greenhorns,  2,5"23.  GIBSONS MIXED: Men's  high three, Alf Winn, 237, 217;  159���613. Men's high single,  Bill Swallow, 233, Women's  high three, Jo Davies, 167, 238,  .226���631. Women's high single  Jo Davies, 238. High single  game, Danlozis, 954. Total pins,  Imperial Oil, 2,594.  PENDER HARBOUR:      High  three,  Jerry  Gordon,   155,  293,  155���603.    High   single,    Jerry  Gordon, 293. H*gh single game, |  Happy Wanderers,  930..     Total |  pins,  Happy  Wanderers,   2,225  May Your Christmas  Be Merry and Bright  and your New Year  Happy and Successful  Peninsula Building Supply  SECHELT  m  A Very Merry Christmas  AND   A ���  Happy New Year  TO ALL  '    DICK, NORMAN, BILL, JACK, GAILE, and SANDY at  Gibsons Building Supplies Ltd.  GIBSONS  r ��* _��_r     ��f ^��  m  ay    Christmas  Bring You  Happiness  and the  Dr. L0WE,  DENTIST  JPhone 20 H 2  (Gibsons)  IMMEDIATE Denture  jmd Repair Service  It is good to paus^/at this Festive, Season to wish  " all our friends     ���  A  MERRY CHRISTMAS and  a HAPPY |pt�� YEAR  :������:;���.������v .      May 1055 bring you  HEALTH HAPPINESS and PROSPERITy  Wm noon hardware & mmmn  GIBSONS  -_��_.  All Of XIs At  JOIN IN WISHING ALL A  i  AND; A  . ':y \���������'���-,���,  -*fv:.ai  _>  lew Year  A Season pf  Health  and  rosperity  The Management  and Staff of The  AN PER SO  OTORS  happy  NEW -TEAK.  wsmxtxttj&y&j&^^s&^  ROBERTS    CREEK  r\  From  GIBSONS  *_^_^5^_^_^_^_^_^_3B^  Wishing Everyone The Best of all Good Wishes  , - . ���  ���  ���   s  A  \%ry   Merry  and a  &  ear uximxuw oi  j


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