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 PROVm C'AL  Provincial Library^  Victoria, B*'.C* "  SERVING THE GROWING SECHELT SUNSHINE COAST;J>ENINSULA FRQMSq^AM^^I^ JPE^M^jpdR^OUR.  Published in  Gibsons, B.C.  ANCIENT PHILOSOPHER SAY:  Need for Hospital  Outlined in letter  The provincial cabinet, after  hearing appeals of the Sechelt  Motor Transport and the Powell River Stages, has ruled the  Sechelt Motor Transport has  the right to operate from Powell River to Vancouver, except-  Gibsons Village finances    are Ritchey and F. E. J. Crowhurst. , Ritchey;    fire,    building  in-v good condition, reported  Clerk Robert Burns, at the re-  c^tit inaugural: meeting of the  Commission on Monday, even-  irigi Taxes compare most favor  ing local    traffic    withimu. /the ^giy with those in, other, rural  Powell River area. ,      municipal areas of the province,  Powell    River    Stages    will-:M* water system    is    self-sup-  ;.-        . *    t ��~i    i,;^ PO^ing,  and taxes    are    being  continue to  operate  local    bus %:,     !,,-'��� , , *       ����=��*b  ���" Pciid with commendable promp  titude^  Tcij.The Glerk called the first  jifi&eting of the newitekxfc^toor*  'M%, and administered the oath  p|' office to. the commissioners  $ecfc, C. *P. Ballentine,   A.    E.  services within the PoweU Riv--  er area, and through -to Vancouver, without local traffic oil  the Sechelt Peninsuiay|^frpm  Earle Cove to Gibsbns> Sechelt  Motor Transport will continue  to serve ilocal traffic ^eQuirfe*  ments oja the Sechelt Petiinsiila^;  Cecil Lawrence, p^PprietPE  of Sechelt Motor; Tr|iisp^g  announces he is pleased:-^jilmf  the decision and will endav|>&:  tfhe question ^.bqspitaj facilities /for ^t. people, of ' <3ib-  iotis, Port.Mellon and   Sechelt  services 'for any' emergency are  for free X-rays free drugs and  plaster of paris while in jhospi-  lai^These, extra expenses arc  not provided, free ^except    a#  The commissioners then elected I health,  C.   P.    Ballentine  anct  and.  as their chairman J. H. Drum- ; water services,    C. P.    Balleiv-  mond, Sr., who expressed    his  tine. ,  pleasure in the confidence j Commissioner Ballentine re*-,  shown in him and felt that har- 'signed, as commission members  monious-relations of the past j acting, on the Recreation Corn-  would continue. , He expressed : mission, and the board recom-.  the hope that the steady. pro-1 mended that P. J. . Crowhursfc  gress of the past years    would  be suggested to the Recreations.  continue also.  . Mr. Drummond's first- act as  Commission.  Clerk Robert Burns then sub*-  chairman of    the    Commission mitted his report to the   corn-  was to appoint committee chair- [mission, in regard to the   pro-  men for the coming year. They gress of the Village of Gibsonfc  are: Roads, p^ks and beaches, j in 1954. A verbatim'text of the'  C. P. Ballentine; finance, A. E.' report follows:  erk Robert Burns' Report  ^o:jfche Board of Commissioners;  uie uecu,Wn ���^*m?mmp.oi Gibsons Landing  to supply sufficient trahspo?tar^^ar ^irs. .-"/ " '  ;���. Following the practice estab-  ia a matted of vital importance, hospital and must be paid: for  Based upon my general experT at a doctor's office,  fence, I propose to"   give "my     ft") The Vancouver hospitals  views on this-matter.      1 -,        are already taxed to    capacity  .Why-1, believe  there should and patients from outside cause  he a hospital at Gibsons: overcrowding.  A hospital in. a community is      Actually we are ''getting by'  recognized by eveyone as, THE as regards medical servic^ bu^  "  ���  "���      ~     with .no .provision^ for  tioh facilities to supply thfedfe^  mands of both aj^as.  He .:feel^  that this decision; is Of c^hsider-;  able-.\i^p"prtariitfe.:;:l;p ^qt^;Vi;ti^e ;  .PpweliRiver^^  der Harbour :districtv Both districts will   iiow    have' ;/^amplg;  transportation from and ih*piigh  lieir territories I alpng^ ^he|^Siiifc{  shine Coast to Va^cPuwr%TJh(i'  added facilities ��� will permit $��,  growthof a much closer^assess  ciatipn: '��� between^:^ev^S^fte1t:  Peninsula ������.and Powell Riyex.  : 5  Secheltr Motor TransporiijwjJU;  pperat^twp-v roimdttripsi^ai^  :;frpm$'Po^e^ ^anct>uf;  :*^:'Buse's^wM;J��a^  -andawitl ^eaye" ^VarS^yer^%fr  immediately available/ The  presence, or absence of a hospital must often be the deciding  factor for newcomers as to  whether this area is or is not  a suitable one to Jive in.-  The following are additional  reasons why I believe there  should be a hospital here.  (1) A hospital can1 be the  only feasible method to provide for increased medical services and would be in line with  great changes and increase of  population here.  (2) The government cannot  assist much more inprovision of  medical service here except if  a hospital is at hand. In spite  of every effort no significant  increase of funds are available  for: the VON. /     '   ."  (3) People of this area pay  as much hospital tax as elsewhere but hospital services  and facilities are not at hand.  (4) A hospital would provide  the focal point for medical service in. theU.c��se': of disaster  from any cause. It would be essential in    any    civil    defence  . plan.  (JS) Increasing road accidents  here show the need for emergency, accommodation not at  present available. :      ';���-?;.". ������������'.,i  (6) More improved treatment  facilities .would be available  than can be provided at home.  (7) Opportunities for doctors  to work in consultation would Trustees,  be provided.  (8) People of this area would  be in a position to get the benefits of the MSI (Medical Services Incorporated) Insurance  scheme which provides payment for medical service while  in hospital only.  (9) Hospitalization    provides  at Gibsoris.      H. F. Inglis, M.D.  lished several years ago I have  |$e honor to agaiti present an  ^n|iual report whicti will at-  tempt; to summarize the work  jaiccpmplished during the past  SMr*;" and '.-yso^-far/v as>:. possihle;  forecast'-"the needs and possibil-  ^ties Mdurin^ the.pjeriod ahead.  rt|^Linstanatibn  of some small  b^nch mains and the addition  ��f a number of riew connections  was np Juotportant capital  ^expenditure duringr" ��� ������;-the;v-. ,'yfeiK.  BoardHrwas.^-succeasiful^-i'vm^  ^jirrangjen^ts^irttt^lbc'  Water  service conditions for J ity, to supply customers above>  the year were satisfactory; sup�� the storage    tank    level, ��� andt  :i?ij^7>;  *C  ��hed will ^be1; protected;- ?probab^  Hospital Plans  to Incorporate  The society of St. Mary's  Hospital at Pender Harbour is  holding a public meeting '"oa  Sunday, Jan. 9, at 1:30 p.m.  for the purpose of incorporating under the Societies Act.  The present Hospital Committee will present its report of  stewardship for the past year.  This will be followed by the  soliciting of members for the  new society, and the collection  of annual dues, at present suggested \as $5, according to Col.  Et .S. Johnstone.. >  A Hospital Board of Trustees is to be elected fromxam-  ohg the then paid-up members  of this" new society, and also a  Board of Management, and  necessary committees.  Present at this meeting will  be Mr. E. Swan, a provincial  government representative > arid  Canon. A. Greene,, representing  the. Columbia Coast Missions.  Col. Johnstone reports that  the; Pender Harbour Board of  Trade, the Legion, and other local organizations are support^  ing the present committee as  members of the new Board    of  mehcihg Tuesday;" jah; 4  Three times weekly, a taxi  will operate from Garden Bay  to Kleindale; to connect with  the bus line, on Tuesday, Friday arid Sunday. Connections  with the taxi from Garden Bay  will be . made at Kleiridale  southbound at 5:15 p.rrivS and  northbound at  11:25 a.m.  ��Passengers will be able to  take the bus at Madeira Park  southbound at 8:25 a.m. and  5:25 p.m. daily,- and northbound at 11:15 a.m. and 5:20  p.m. daily.  Half moon Bay stops southbound are at 8:50 a.m. and 5:50  p.m. and northbound at 10:50  and 4:50 p.m.  .'Wakefield,, the. rfirst stop  abovpr Sechelt, will have bus  stops Vancouver bound at 9:05  a.m.- and 6:05 p.m.i and going!  up the Peninsula, at 10:30 a.ni.  and 4:30 p.m.  Earle's** Cove southbound  stops are at 8:00 a.m. and 5.  p.m. Northbound times are  11:40 a.m. and 6 p.m. _���.  These times- will be in effect  until a new. ��� schedule is available. '���-..'  ply from the gravity system  was sufficient; most of the  time, augmented during peak  periods by pumping from the  wells drilled/in 1953. These  wells continue to furnish excellent supply, which is most  gratifying. One bad .break occurred in an old wood main;  the wood appeared pefectly  sound, sbut i;he wire had failed;  it seems very possible that this  main was damaged1 during past  years;by one oi the several car  of truck wrecks that occurred  at thSt jpoi^  tank^was,:, re^aired^- andi con-  iie^ctfed^o^tte^ will-  ta^iaya^abj!^:f^  shijg 'to a tract of land in the  water shed area but for the present the reserves established by  the Department seem to afford  protection.  populated parts of^rthe Village  It appears teat present developed supply, should meet demand for the next year, or P^-  haps longer. However, more  supply will certainly be needed  in the future, both from grav-  from the drilled well area. As;  time goes pn more drilled wells  will be needed and. more pumping capacity,. However,, except  for, some branch1 mains,' one   ti��  which, if required; wili be fairly costly, and new connections>.  it seenas that new capital  jsx-  penditure should  not be    high,  during the    coming    year.      t  would suggest the    advisability-  of going forward with a   program of transferring a number  of    present    flat-rate    multiple  services to a metered basis.    . I  do not think the total of   such  changes would    materially   af-  fect^the^gross-��� revenue- to   thfe  ViUage;;buV the charges would',  be .spread^^ more ^equitably on-; a:  ^p^^ftWateis^sed:;;^Q^'^et^   ,  ^of work stjlfrnot dope is  "the-fV  guarding of    the    Water    shed.  from domestic    animals;    however, I think possibly this   may.  not be so urgent as  formerly^  as I believe fewer   .cattle    are:  roaming in the area.  Park and Beach Development  New Shopping  Center Planned  Jules Schutz,    of the S & S  G.A.Douglas    *  Pioneer, Dies  George ��� Alexander Douglas,  one of the. old time residents of  *he Coast, died last week in St.  Mary's Hospital,. Pender Harbour. Mr. Douglas was a contemporary of such well-known  old-timers as Gonzales and Donley families.  In his younger days he was a  Municipal- Hall: Work, on this  was completed during the year  and    the    additional    facilities  have been very welcome.      In  the coming year it will perhaps  be advisable t�� add somewhat  to storage equipment. t      t  jFloal: Maintenance work on  float, bcorns ana grounds foas  doiiei during the - year, not of  anyi great importaQce. Perhaps  the tune is coming when it  might be well to consider tiie  budgetting of funds each year  fPr more development of parks  and beach gounds. In the Village there arie several sites that  could be made into very pleasant spots, with perhaps no very  heavy expenditure.  Tire Departaents the Fire  Brigade continued to render  the, excellent    community    ser  vice that has marked it in the  past. Some new equipment was  added, including the purchase  of a used light truck for conversion to a light f fire-fighting  need of at least two new stand-  pipes on the School > Road,  above the storage tanks.1  Street Lighting: " Six     lights  were added durjng the year;  unit. I would again suggest the  it would prpbably'be well to  make an over-all survey of the  During  the past year the Cor1-,  poration has made real progress  in  respect to reads, a    lot    off  work done, and all of a   far -  sighted nature;  much    of    the -  wgrk still is    incomplete,    but"'  even there the base work is. of  permanent nature.    Despite exr  cellent progress it is still    tiiei  fact that quite  a few],*  of    our"  residents  have access^ by coada;  that..are only pooriwagoni trails,  while  others  actually have  no-,  road whatever; and    many    oil:  lights, to ascertain if others are  these are quite heavy    taxpay-  needed.    Certainly    there    are  some districts very poorly  lighted, but in some cases there  are no adequate roads to carry  the lights.  Roads: This seems to be    the  ers. There does not seem to! be- '  any possibility    of    remedying;  this state of affairs at once;: the*  only solution    probably;   is    a  long-term plan as finances arc-."  available.    Certainly  the-    pro-  most urgent need for the near'gress made    during    the    past-  future, now that water service ] year gives  good    promise    foe  if fairly well taken    care    of. the future.  Taxation level not out of line  Service Station in  Gibsons, an- j se^er with headquarters at Es-  nounces that he has    acquired   quimaulflri 1913 he settled on  acreage at the corner of the  Pratt Road and 'the Sechelt  Highway, as a business property.  >ayersto  Meet Jan 13  Gibsons and    District.'*Rate-      While future plans'  are    not  payers Association will hold its .yet fully developed,     they    in  annual annual meeting in ,Uni-1 elude a modern shopping    cen- sons, Archie,    Pender Harbour,  ted Church Hall Thursday, Jan. !ter,  with    plenty    of    parking'; Able,     Saltspring    Island    and  Lasqueti Island where he farmed for some time before entering the fishing Business as  a buyer for B.C. Packers and  Gulf of Georgia canneries.  'Mr.     Douglas    leaves    three  13 at 8 p.m.;  Officers'    reports  ; ^pace for shoppers,  for    1954-    This shopping center is tp be  will be be presented,  and offi-   :ompleted when  the    diversio'n  cers  and     directors    for     1955   }f the through  traffic highway  will be'elected. .; is constructed    from    the': ��� Se-  .     All ratepayers are invited tojohelt Highway via'Pratt    Road  attend this.important, meeting.   i<;o the ferry at Gibsons.  George, Lasqueti; two daughters, Mrs. Cooke and Mrs. Scel-  ley of Lasqueti; a step-sister,  Mrs. Grace Jensen. Burnaby,  and step-brothers Chester Douglas, Horsefly, B.C. and Ernie  Fisher, Steveston, B.C.  Finance: During; the year the  mill rate was increased to 20  mills, the limit allowed under  the Act as a general levy; as  far as I have been able to  iern, the level of taxation . is  still not higher, and in many  cases lower, than similar areas  in the province for comparable  properties and services. Waters  rates were also raised, to meet  increasing costs without a deficit as shown in the 1953 operation; water rates continue to  be lower than almost every  other rural community in the  province. However,'it must be  borne in mind that quite a number of our tax-payers and residents "have very low incomes  and are beyond the age   when   chan  ��he toUl tax    le   "      of  the Municipality continues? to ceding year, or more than equal  .be among the best in the prov-jto one mill tax levy loss. That,  ince; this year is closing with |in. its^lt is not g��od' hut much  higher cash balances than last |m0re serious is the apparent  year, which is very pleasing. Possibility of this grant being  This makes it possible to under- very drastically reduced, or-  take and. carry out work in the perhaps %hmmated " altogether,  early months of the incoming J s��ggest that in any planning,  year which in some places ifor the future this Possibility-  must be deferred until later ;be kePt in mind- Fortunately,,  when monies become available ! we 'have n0 contractual obliga-  from current collections, or al- tl0n dependent for payment on  ternatively, try to make ar- receiPt of these grants but any-  rangements for  borrowing. j curtailment  of    revenue    must  ! have a very serious effect    on.  Despite    the    good    position  programs  for the  vast  amount  thus far,  the prospects for the   0f badly needed work  future are disquieting. JTor the |     General: Durin    the ^  past number of years the funds  Board agreed Qn  and   . ^ .  received from various    govern- .names f<jr ^Qst of the rQads ^ ���  ment grants have been greater  the  vma       Md    SQm&    fe  they maght reasonably expect  to augment their incomes. Collection of taxes continues to  maintain the - relatively high  level, of preceding years.  The actual liquid position of  *,.,.,. A    ,_  perhaps  it might   be    wel-E    to-  ttese grants the most important   consider   the  mafU.v  {}t    ]aci  by far was the    S.S     &    M.A   ^ Qn at leagt some of  .hare,  new  caUed    the    Social   rQad     ghow3 lhese     aames_  Services  tax. This year the re- j  turns  from   that   source     were ���    nearly $600 less than the    pre-! CCoulijiutMi   <>u   ,���.-*���<> 8- Published by Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd.      ,
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■■^:-,'-The need for a hospital in, Gibsons should not require
explanation or support but there is a letter on Page One of
this is.sue which while written'by a doctor, could have been
written -by the average person living in Gibsons.
However a doctor has seen fit to put into words what
many others persons could have done. He is doing Gibsons a
service. Perhaps the Board of Trade and the Ratepayers Association of Gibsons and District might get-behind this
issue $nd at leasl:, go on record in favor- of a hospital for
Gibsons. Then our service clubs, could do something. .
It should not be expected that because some organizations get behind the -idea and give it a push, a hospital will
appear overnight. It is going to take something" more than
that; but the assistance public bodies can give should help
arouse public opinion and anything The Coast News can do
towards stirring up opinion will be done without quibbling.
Gibsons  needs  a   hospital.  Population  increase ^demands it. Gibsons is now a terminal point and a hospital in
,Gibsons .serving numerous communities would be, at least,
advisable.   .       •- «"?'.' i\"(\ '/
? Samuel Smiles in writing his bookSelf-Help, used as
a foreword: The.Lord' Helps Those Who Help Themselves.
This could be .applied to the Gibsons need for. a hospital. If
the populace does something about it, the attention of the
proper authorities could be attracted, and these days, with
officialdom (governmental), being so social-security minded
it might result in the provincial and federal gdvernments-
offering cash aid, as they have been doing elsewhere for
several years, towards the building of a worthwhile "hospital.
Gibsons should have the largest hospital on the peninsula-on
account of its strategic position. Hospitals in all big centres-
are up against it for bed space. That is one good reason.why;
Casting  at Salmon   Rock,   1909 no flare at all. The best a hefty
By    L.S.J.
rower could do was about two
Casting is not the word that j knots. The oars were geneally
should be used here as a head-j split out of a cedar chunk and
ing, as casting as any part /- of | roughed out with- an axe. No-
fishing was totally uniieard    of; body ever kept    a    supply    of
in this country at that time.
How "it came about that I was
the first caster \pn*Salmon Rock
I - will tell you. - In August it
was and there was the usual
smoky overcast due to the .forest fires and was regarded as
the portent of- good fishing; I,t
was also the time of calm, seas
which was nearly necessary
those days of... flat bottomed
skiffs. The matter of borrowing a skiff was always easy; it
was just a routine call among
the beachcombers and fishermen until you were successflu.
If there was * a little calking to
do or the odd nail to drive
back in it was all one as noth-
fishin-g tackle. The procedure
was as. follows: We' would buy
a 15 cent hank of "'braided line*
a 4 oz. sinker and "-some hooks.
Then the head; of a dessert
spoon (definitely a must, this)
cut off arid-a hole bored for the
split ring and • swivel and you
were set. Sometimes we would
buy a second skate of gear
with a "boughten" spoon but
this was more or less frowned
This particular day the chap
who went witn me had fished
about -once before and as usual
knew all there was to know
about everything. We never
fished until we got out to    the
ing one  could  do would  make I rock.    Why,  I  don't know    as
them  row any  easier.
They were extremely
consisting  of one  inch    boards"
loosely   calked  about, four  foot
beam at the stern running    to.
a point'   (not a   bow    by    any
means) at nine or ten feet with
there(were no doubt spring salmon all over the place in
those days. Well we started
fishing and the battle was soon
joined and what with , untwisting the wretched line and losing more fish than we took we
Letters To The Editor...
to him.
x ,V':   In'his letter Dr.- Inglis makes, several :good points, but,
the be pf,.material value in any argument,
with the provincial authorities is that the- people Of the-.Peii-
; insula pay a considerable amount of cash into the hospitali-i
zatioh fund via the sales tax but 'they have' to burden; the
already over-burdend facilities In Vancouver-—1 except .tnose-
lucky people in the/Pender Barbour region who. have their
own efficient hospital.     ..,,: .  • -. .•   ; ;  •'
A hospital is one of the major • problems. *Gibsoiiites:
and people of the •surrounding territory will favor; There isl
not much doubt about thatl'The doubt that luijks around all
such problems is who will/really get the ball rolling. Let us;
see how cjose we are towards getting a hospital,., when" the •
dying days of 1955 approach. " It is a challenge. ' Whq will
accept it? ' ■- -?'■'"'.'-"■'
Well, here it is 6:20 p.m. in
^ Vancouver and the celebrating
has already started. Somebb'dy
on' the street below my hotel
window is vigorously .blowing
a whistle "which he would not
be blowing if it were July' 9th
or any other day of the year.
In $he next room all" of last
year's hit tunes are being par:
aded forth to bring back year-'
-^old reminiscences ini spite of
iihe unworthiness of many of
the songs from a musical viewpoint.
ISTow we hear "Auld • Lang
Syne and realize that it is already 1955 in the far eastern.
provinces of our own country.
Why is it we think of .1055 as
a great solid wall slowly advancing across the time: zones?
Time is passing just asunexor-
ablyably every other second of
every year. It seems we need
a time to hitch up oiir breeches!
and take a look around to seel
where    we    have'   been
Where we are.'     Why" such
time must' be accompanied    by
a super spree is not beyond me,
but just about.
*    *    *    '
.  The  hit." paraders    continue,
arid the sudden thought strikes
me that I haven't made a single
New. Year's Resolution.      I recall" old   resolutions   made   and
broken after battles of-varying
duration.    In  school  days    the
big resolution was    "Going    to
study harder from now on"  or
even "do all the    .homework."
Ha!    Later on   the   resolutions^
were with  regard     to    halting
bad habits of one kind or    another  a  common type.    I have
by: .   :,
Barrie .'■'■■
. •■    ' Zwicke*    ..    :
olutions are genei*ally a malady
of'.the irresolute and that the
best: resolution I can ' make is
not to/ make < any. more resolutions.     • ' —■:-■-■  '.  >
"*,*...*'' .7   .'■
There's a good thing about
New Year's Eve though. It gives
ycu a chance to wear one; of
those Christmas ties . which
couldn't be won: any other day
of the year "anyway; 'This is- a
great blesing for it takes a burden off your conscience which
had been leaning heavily- toward Aunt Minerva. .Now you
can advise her that.you wear
her tie . . . forgetting to mention, that you only do . so the
one time when few people can
see straight enough . to hit • you
anyway. /
The newspaper prophesies,
for 1955 are interesting. "Uneasy Peace" and "Hot Air in
the Cold War" are headlines
along with    predicted*   fashion!
We have enjoyed in past issues of The; Coast    News    the
ramblings arid    reminiscing   iPf
.pur local  philosopher  and    raconteur, Mr. L. S.. Jackson. He
is  malting  a   real   contribution
,to pur community  in recording
at least a few of the stories and
fables. of earlier    pioneer    life
in .-'these parts.  'May I suggest
that the Coast News might'further   this    effort    by    coaxing
forth .   additional     information,
[from other pioneer folk in our
community   before   this   lore is
,lost.to.. the. newer generations;,;^
^f^weyer^fMrT; Edi&fT-^Dlmg'-
pn'e'.of-tl\e .. Gambier   •Crofters
;'(nierition.ed ..by; Mr.r. Jackson^ r,-I-
should like to reply, to the< let-'
•terVjPribiished ; in. your 'edition
;^;*Ilec.;,i6,-;i954._'..' -.:; ':'.'V:.'-\-i ?. j
;;;Hl 'wonder if Mr;. Jackson^s; re:
•*f le'citioris' - into   '• the    past,-?' also
qualify him as a. seer, who jean
ioresee^th^i jEuturjej' W^. mprta*
are :^atgd tp live in the genera-j
.'tionr;irito " which we ; are-   born,'
arid ! .believe that* each generation .yields a new crop of/pip-
ne'ers.' It is, therefore ; somewhat
presumptiye on  Mr.    Jac1cson!s
part:to contend, that.what/was
not dqrie by  pioneers,   of,   his
generation,, never can be  done..
v::;^^;reside on Gambier of our;
;pwn:/fr§e:will and to    us,    the
temporary •:■•, disadvantages    are
far: outweighed by the freedom
ariid. pleasures  we find in    pur
existence  Pn  this, "rock  ribbed
island,"   else   we  should   move
back into; the storm where we
would   again  be  swallowed  by
the"■■; currents .':'(and';; ^underctir-
[;jr.ents)<■ Which pass as sdci'ety. ■'"
We are by no means anti-so-
cia^ we only" reserve the right
tp -our personal opinions  as   to
thefc iripst ■  wPrthwhile ; manner
•iri which to live out. this   I'life,'-
New Brighton, and both have
enjoyed a healthy business for
years. ,
I do not know why Mr. Jackson should be so anxious to retard the development of Gambier Island, but one thing is. certain—we are all part of ' the
Province of British Columbia.
This means that we are governed • by the same • laws and 'entitled to- the same • privileges
as all other parts of this province. Now regarding the proposed school, the Education Act
provides ..that  where  there  are
T^g^ in onerarea they can demand- a. s'chdpl. I understand a
recent'survey^'.pf this Island'
showed }4, arid more expected
next year. So why- tr.y to block
us?.--v_-  ,.,     .,.'■-' "' _
■■•If,'we..-will, use a little foresight in anticipating the needs
op; the. rising generation for
next, year, we will be in a
"much -better position to enjoy
a Happy NPw; •'Vear. -
V  v Charles A. Lett J. P.
thought;to go ashore for a
spell off. My friend -went over
to the' otter slide spring „ on
Keats for some drinking water
and at this moment: I " decided
to try my hand at casting off
one of the small rocks;that project o.ut a bitr I first tried by
shorteniing up the sinker' and
swinging it round my head
wharf style but this would get
the line out but was too slow*
pulling it in by hand even at
that the .^ odd salmon- would
swirrv alongside the spoon' in
plain sight/     '■.'.-..■■'
I cbiild see more speed was
wanted and if.. I could-, find
most any "old -kind of 'a pole
this might solve my prpblem. I
might .catch no fish but there
would certainly be some hassle |f a man could hook one. I
pawed over the debris of years
and came up with a piece of fir
molding about ;9 ft. long and
to this; I fastened about all the
line I could throw out with it,
I suppose not more than 20 ft.
and. I started to^ thrash the-water with this outfit. It, was an
.education* right there; a' fish
would rise to the bait every
time but by the time.he had
caught up with it he was about
six feet from the shore and
would immediately/dive off at
a tangent. I finally hooked a
fish by letting the outfit sink
way down and then give it a
good heave and this -did the
trick but the fish was-too- wild
and woolly in such close quarters for my gear and he, got
away. . ■. ■   ' -^ r ."■';.'-'■; ;•• ^ '■■■'■:•'■/ ■;.'.-
We went back to orthodoxy
on my friend's return and we
went round j and round-., getting
about, one fish ; out of -three.
The late afternoon saw us heading back across Shoal  channel.
,     2    Coast News Jan. 6,-1955.
The row out had not been too
bad. The tide had been with us
jbut going in was another matter.    : The current was making
about three knots out through
the gap and our    best    efforts
what with the fish and the leaks
which riaade    constant    bailing
necessary  landed    us     out     at
Shepherd's rocks (Gospel  Rock
•to you).,   The dull pull    home v
and  the  work entailed   always
put a damper on    our    fishing
t But this tale of years ago will
•give  the reader/some idea    of
I the vast hordes    of    fish - that
| once pervaded these shores. Af-
{ter taking home a fisjj    apiece
j as, we lived1 up    tlie - hill,   we
told a few folks    around    that
there was some fish left -in the
skiff where we tied  it up and
A -
whoever'. wanted
liave them.
them    could.
Put your extra dollars to work, <
through the practical, con- |
venient facilities of Investors ,
Mutual. Ask your Investors •
"Syndicate representative f©rfull I
'     "Write or Phone
District Manager ' -'
Room 313 Pemberton Bldg,
v   Phone MA 5283
-      yancouver. B.C.
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and j trends for, the next 365 days.
Time, methinks, would be better spent looking back over '54
to see what mistakes we rmade,
and more important how- we,
in any Way, aided the peaceful I
progress • of mankind. In 1955,
let's give a pat on the back to
those who helped make. 1954-a
good year. It is good on the
threshold of a New Year, to
have the serene e outlook suggested in William Godwin's
verse, the Miner's Dream of
Home. - .     •
The log was burning brightly,
'Twas a night that should ban-
. ish all sin, . - •
For the bells  were ringing the
Old Year out,
and feel, that! we are entitled to
the.same consideration as ; any
community located on' the main-,
land.    Recently I witnessed  26'
pre-school   and   school  age.    is-;
land- children; sitting' at one „ta7;
ble at our locat Ghristmas party. Are we 'wrong. then in seek-,-,
ing a school in our community?:
Mr. J^rkson apparehtiy, 'spent'
considerable ■ time oh our island:j
and evidence  of their    harvest
of local timber 'can    be ;.;. seen,
across the, entire island. Surely;
then, he is not in a:position-tba
begrudge the present    residents
their ■iair share of tax expenditure on local development and
education^      - ■•■;... . V .
h The school at . Hope . Point, |.
Gambier .Island, j which was
recently referred to irt an article by L'.S,J. was* built by ■-,.' the
-people of the island, on, .Mr.
Bishop's land, since the "government had refused to make a
grant towards the building of
the school. This was in 1906. „
There, were then 21 children
attending school. The teacher
was paid a salary of. $75 . of
which, it is reported, $30 went
[for- room and. board. The salary
was paid by the. Department of
Education;:. .■.-
In 1910,. the school was moved from Hope Point- to East
.Bay,  f   , ._„ .      ; "' rV.■'",
During the- early 1920's when
there was more employment
available in, the city a general
exodus of families- from the
Island occurred. With the - disappearance of the children, the
school was closed.
(The. above  was    contributed
by;i Mrs.  Hjorthoy,  Sr.,   an  old-
time' resident of    Gambier    Is-
'lancL)   ;.
G. O. Fahrni.
I read with considerable
■ Congratulations to the Coast
News, also. the essayists who
: sent in such timely suggestions
for ratepayers and community
members of our school: district.
The topic , w-as  "The; 'Kespon-
sibilities' of   the, Ra;tepayers  to-,
ward Their School.''    .
.   We    have    modern    schools,
happy surroundings and a good
i.'.taff of teachers for bur pupils.
These students draw    conclu-
in-*f sions that coordination between
terest- Mr. Jackson's letter
,about Gambier Islahd. When I|
first saw . the community ' of
Hope Point there were both a
post office and school there.
However, when ' World War
One broke out this community
disintegrated and both were
closed.. But this happened some
40 odd years ago and is therefore water under the bridge at
this time. "'■.'■ ~
Since    then    many    changes
have taken prace.      There are
pupils, parents teachers and
school board personnel is most
essential t0 tiieir success. Education is the wor^'s most important industry today. School
board trustees have "been disappointed at ■ the number of
ratepayers "that attended . the
annual meetings since the he.w
schools were established.
There are 1,200 pupils, 14
schools and 41 teaches in the
school district. Surely this calls
for greater interest    than    has
come to the conclusion that res-  And the New Year in.
now two post offices on the is-   been shown in the past.
land at Gambier Harbour    and A. Funnel!.
Your Power Commision maintains its
evepwatchful service through storm or
calm. When the forces of" nature cause a
power failure—you can be sure that
your public utility has a man on the job
—restoring service to your home with as
little delay as possible.   '
BRBTISH COLUIWB1A Coast News Jan. 6,  1955.    3  Business and  Professional  ACCOUNTING SERVICE  - V   ��� . 'PENINSULA ..'  .   ,-; . ACCOUNTING .   SERVICE  AH Types of Accounting Problems  .^.Expertly Attended  Gibsons:  Mondays   &  Fridays  Sechelt:' Tuesdays  & Thursdays  ".;,' ':;;!:���>G&, 1?Ajn&I  ���  13ox 22 v      Phone 44  ���      GIBSONS    ���  BEAUTY SALONS ^  ^ECHELT BEAUTY SALON  <:; v v :Forv Appointments '".���'-;  y :^r^Phqne Seciheit 95-J:: -.".  HOURS: 9:00 a.m; to 5:00 p.m.  BICYCLES      rV'V1- ���'"���'....'���   '"    ���'  :������'���:       SELMA    CYCLE  Bicycles, New & Reconditioned  Repairs to All Wheeled Goods  ���   y-    v^,;; Saw Filirig;w'"������  "��������� Lawn Mowers Sharpened  Selma Park       ,r Phone 69M  "In Italy,  canapes  and . cafe work in, 1 1-2 tablespoons lem-  expresso are popular refreshments, madame. I suggest this  combination for holiday;.'.- entertaining in our country-���..'; small  decorative canapes: and . piping  hot strong coffee with a little  cream and sugar if desired.  on juice and the grated rind of  1-4 lemon.  Tomorrow's    Dinner  ������ Cottage Cheese Salad  Vegetable French Dressing  Baked Veal Chops  ��� m, .��� , , Flaky Potatoes  The canapes will be a wel-; Green Beans ^ Tom   Sauce  come, change    from ^so    ^^ny ' Stewed Prunes in Orange Juice  cakes andi cookies.   - Of course,   ; Coffee Tea Milk  they should : be bite-size in def-  &UILDING SUPPLIES  GIBSONS  ^UILDI^G SUPPLIES. LTD;  "WE';,:CARM,-Ttt��    STOCK"  Jeiione Gibsons  53;  BULLDOZING  ��� \ TRACTOR vWORK  Clearing, #���_, Grading:-- Escalating,  ��� ���������',- D^^'P^YBuildozing"-' ''���'.'  :Ci��win8^ Teeth i  A.B. RITCHEY.  Phone   GIBSONS   86  f     (A  '-V  >�����.    -  ��� m  -   Ready, to go anywhere    with  an; air is this suit fashioned of  men's wear wool worsted plaid-  ed in black, white and red, a  bright but hot-top-much-so, color; scheme. The low collar  stands ,away from the neck >and  its long.points hide two ��of the  buttons that hiake,. the double  breasted closing. The : jacket  peplum is stiffly lined and  the skirt wraps around the  back. A suit that establishes  certain early spring trends  such as the stiffened peplum  and wrap-around skirt.  erence to the waistline!"   '  Frozen in Advance  ; "The canapes can be -made  and frozen in : advance", chef.  Even the decorations can be  added if the "freezable" garnishes are chosen. Ingredients  that do not freeze-satisfactorily  should be avoided. These include .mayonnaise, moist pickle,  hard-cooked eggs, fresh - tcrpa,  toes, raw' onions, carrots and  lettuce. Cottage and cream  cheese can be -used only if.  blended smoothly with. butter  or margarine.  "Canapes that, freeze Best are  made with a basis of bread* ,���  The Chef's Vegetable  French Dressing.  Chop  fine  together -1-2    cup  sprigs of parsley, 1-2 cup diced  celery  (strings removed),  1-4 c  sliced onion. Turn into a    pint  tfar.  Add 1-3 cup red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1-4 teaspoon each thyme, basil", curry  powder and moriosodium gluta-  rnate. Add a little coarse black'  pepper; shake to dissolve the  seasonings. ,  Add 1 cup salad oil  (or use  ,1-3 cup olive arid 2%3 cup salad  oil) and shake again. Cover and"  chill to blend the flavors.  :      ,    '       s  >-. .   .-V, '5  <- /4     ' '  ^  Patchwork quilts _made by  volunteer workers of the Canadian Red Cross are known by  grateful recipients around the  world as the "Canada Quilt."  Nathan Phillips' is  " Toronto's  new mayor, the first, person  of  Jewish extraction, to hold    the  office in   the - city's history,.   ,  Are You  We- can, supply  Men  and  Material  for any Job.  CARPENTERS  PLUMBERS     \  ELECTRICIANS  :���    PAINTERS  " : SMEfcT  building Supplies  .��� Phone Seclielt  60 K ���  ��  5  BUILDING    CONTRACTING  BULLDOZING  Ran Vernon, R.R. 1, Gibsons  Phone 26 W  CLEANERS  PENINSULA CLEANERS  Cleaners for the Sechelt  ' \       Peninsula.  ��� Phones ���  CJIbMns 100 ��� Sechelt 45 J  ELECTRICAL WORK ~*  Home and Industrial Wiring  Electrical Heating  GIBSONS ELECTRIC  Phone 130  Authorized ^General Electric  Dealer  Radios - Appliances ��� Television  GIFT STORES  Notions ��� Cards ������ Toys  , Miscellaneous Gifts  ,.*.   THRIFTEE   STORES  Left of Post Office  V: ������GIBSb:NS/;B.C.7:^'".������'  Headquarters  for  Wool,  MACHINISTS  ������ '   .������������������������������ -t    "���",���: *���-. *���"""���  HILLS ��L4CHINE SHO? :  ,     Mobilized Welding  Weildlng anywhere ���- Anytime  Expert Tradesmen  precision Machinists  Phone \5i ��� Res. 78  PLWMBING.'.-;.....;'   ;  MARSHALL'S    PLUMBING,  HEATING  and SUPPLIES    ;  Phone Gibsons 64S, - 104. - or S?  <?  RADIO*  Expansion  Working drawings for a 150  to 200 room addition to Hotel  Georgia have been started by  architects Sharp & Thompson,  Berwick, Pratt and construction  tenders are scheduled to be  called about-May, Sydney Wilson/president of the hotel, announces.  Mr. Wilson's announcement  confirms--- - tentative^ ����� plans for  the $1,500,000 to , $2,000,000  project that were revealed last  year when the company purchased 100 feet joi frontage on  Howe Street, adjoining the  present building.  It is estimated that the addition, which will run the full 12  storey ��� height of the present  hotel, can be .completed in approximately nine months from  the time excavation of the site  is started.  "Even though  first-class hotels are not fully  occupied; the;> year-round, we  have decided to proceed with  the development on the  strength of our ;faith and confidence in the future growth of  Vancouver," Mr. Wilson said.  Mr. Wilson 'also announced  that plans "and' working drawings are npw being finalized  for a $100,000 expansion and  remodelling project on the pre-,  sent hotel's coffee shop and  main kitchen.  rwhite for light, dainty toppings, j Very good with tossed salads,  dark rye or pumpernickel for��� (.sliced tomatoes or cucumbers,  toppings  of pronounced  flavor.:j ��r with plain-cooked cauliflow-  "Garnishes include chopped;; er 0l; sliced beet salad  toasted almonds, ,toasted sesV  ath& seed, whole or chopped  nutmeats, sliced stuffed or  black olives, capers, paprika  green; pepper and drained'canned pimientos." '  To Freese Canapes: Make  and place oh a cellophane-covered "cardboard base; freeze for  2 hours. Then wrap-seal, cardboard and all, in moisture ya-  por-pf oof cellophane. or ^aluminum freezer foil. Store at 0 degrees P; Use within two weeks;  Open - Faced Canapes: Slice  and decriist the bread; cut in  squares fihgerleiigths or rounds.  Cover smoothly with the de^  sired spread, then with smoked  fish,' tlHn-sliced meat, chicken,  turkey or, cheese if desired. FK  nish with a swirl of the: spread  put on by means of a ,,pastry,  tube. Top with a suitable gar-  nish. : >v;;u '/^-:;-'l'-^/"''.<���'"���  i -.'.''������' ��� Canape Spreads  Mix thoroughly in a blender  or, by electric mixer. ^.    ^  Lemon Butter: 5v Us*s  ;  smoked &sh canapes;'such ;; as  smoked salmon, whitefish, carp  We Wish You All  a Happy and Prosperous  . Acpording to statistics, . 75  percent of all traffic accidents  'are caused by distracted driv.--  ers. These distractions take  many forms, some of which are:  Window. shopping for a new  wardrobe while- at the wheel.  Admiring pretty girls by eyes  left or right instead of eyes  front;-.- ".. ���   ;,       , ;/;.-.  Getting in on the kids' backseat-squabbles.  ��� Discussing world affairs with  passengers. ������  ��� Trying to concentrate on two  jobs at the same timei i.e.  lighting a cigarette or putting  on windshield 'Wipers, as well  as trying to control your car.   ���  Driving while under the    influence of liquor.  ^ Mr.  and Mrs: M0torist/: keep;  this in mind when driving and  make 1955 a record year so far  MARSHALL'S PLUMBING  Gibsons  The Lancaster Cornpciny  or sturgeon. Beat 1-2 pound but--as public safety on our: streets  ter  . until    creamy;     gradually j and highways  is concerned.  Presents  SHAKESPEARE'S  iet  Thurs. Jaiii 6v19^5-8i00pim.  ...���.',.'-"''' ..���''��������    .���'.������'���.���     .;     ,'    ���-. ���  ���   ���������''.'' ".'������;'  - ' ���  V   '     ������'..-'.?���.''.���.'"���;'  "'V" V'   Elpliinstpne  High ��� School  Gibsoiis  ADMISSION $1  RESERVED $1.25  - !  Vancouver's  Like Their Beer  RICHTEB'S   RADIO  ,-v;-V     Seclielt, B.C3i  " .',%cPhonevSechelt 25j '' >  ^ADIOr1- APPtlAlUCE SERVICE  . Speedy   Gnaranfeed   Work  . -New and tJsed Radios  USED FURNITURE  C & S SALES & SERVlCJs  .���..;'..''" /  Agents far  FROPANE   GAS  Combination Gas Ranges  Sales and Installations     "  (Free Estimates)  Electric and Gas Hot Plates  NEW & USED   FURNITURE  v LINOLEUMS       '''.,'.���*���  Phone 80S Sechelt,  See Coast News -For  Letter Heads, Statements .  Tickets, Cards  Mpre    than 3,000     children  "were born    in Canadian    Red  Cross    Outpost "Hospitals      in  1953.       *  Between 1945 and 1952 the  brewing industry ". in Canada  paid more than $600,000,000 in  special duties iand taxes to the  federal government alone, it  Was revealed in a publication  recently.issued at Ottawa by  the Dominion Brewers Associa-:,  tipii..        /  This figure does not include  ordinary federal income, taxes  and customs duties payable by  all Canadian companies, nor  special provincial duties, taxes  and license fees.  The new publicatipn, which  is entitled "Facts on the Brewing Industry," points out that  Canada's greatest beer drinkers'  are to be found in the Yukon  Territory where they consume  this so-called "warm weather"  drink at a rate of 19 gallons  per year.  Next highest per capita consumption is found in Ontario,  with an average of 17 gallons,  followed by , Quebec, Alberta  j and Manitoba, in that order,  and British Columbia ranking  sixth.     "      ��� .   "       I  $  THE GOVERNMENT OF  THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  Take notice that the Liquor Control Board of British Columbia, with the approval of the  Lieutenant-Governor in Council, has designated the following area as a Licensing area for the  issuance of licences under the "Government Liquor Act, 1953":  DESCRIPTION:  '-".-;' 5i LICENSING AREA No. 1SS  Mackenzie Electoral District save and except���-  The Corporation ��f the Villa** of Cranberry Lake.  The Correlation of the Village oiP Gibsons Laadinjr.  The Corporation of the ViUage of Wewtvfew.  And further take notice that the Government of the Province of ^^Britieh Columbin "willlatibn^t to a vote of  the electors in the aforesaid liccnBing area, und��r the "Liquor-control Mebiecit** Act'-1,. ItS-B.C. 1648, Chapt��r  193, the questions hereinafter set out���  (a) Are you in favour of,the sale of beer, ale, and atout only under a public-house licence for consumption on  licensed premises? ! V <  (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 meals on licensed premises ?  (Note: Dining-room licences will be granted to hotele, rest*urante, clubs j railway-eara, steamships, and  resorts.) *- ���' . ^ ' -  (c) Are,you in favour of the sale of liquor under a, diniog-lounge licence for consumptlcn-with meals on lwcnsed  "premises?  (Note: Dining-lounge licences will be issued principally to what are commonly known as cabarets, and to  clubs.)      ' -:  : :  ,(d) Are you in favour of the sale of liquor under a lounge licence for consumption on licensed premises?    .  (Note: Lounge licences will be issued to cocktail-bars. They will be granted only to clubs, hotels, resorts,  railway-cars, and steamships.) ..:..,.  The result of the plebiscite taken under the "Liquor-control Plebiscites Act" will be considered by the  Liquor Control Board as having a like effect as'a vote conducted under the "Government Liquor Act, 1953"  when dealing with applications for licences in respect of premises which are not presently licensed under the  "Government Liquor Act, 1953". It will not affect the issuance %of licences in respect of premises 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 tn*e resultof the plebiscite held under the "Liquor-control Plebiscites Act" is made known.  D. McGugan, Chairman *    .Coast News Jan. 6,  1955.  CROSSWORD PUZZLE  ~   f " ACROSS  ! 3.. Ancient  Italian  goddess  ; ^-S. Buckwheat  I  ��&.  (Dial.)  Shells for  '�� .      icecream  ".."JlO.Aserf  of ancient  Sparta  12, At one -time  23. A Roman  procurator  of Judea  14. Chum  15. Long stick  16. Half an em  17. Instances of  5         trickery  $,        (colloq.)     -  y' 20. Finale  3 31, Once (Dial  2    -    Enff.)  32. A sover-  s  2. A relative  3. Born  .4. Bone {anat;>  5. A source of"  cayenne  pepper  6. Banished  7. A wing  8. Strength  ��.Policemen  (slang)  11. Tightens up  13. Small body  of water  15. Gasp for  breath  18. Need  19. Miscellany.  22.Place ia.7  --. a case   i  23. Trifling* j  orna* ������'  ments  .  (colloq.)!  24. Small *  hotel  25. Revolve  27. Ex-  clama-  tionof -  sorrow  29. Brilliantly  Last Week's  ���msimtm&imm  @S313aiaS?HS]@I3B!  stamaasjssiaiia-  0Qsiaa0HaDi@gi  bo .aana -ass  lM  E M  '>';':���  A  U ���  1-  *i  ���iS  EX  A|G6  E R  A|T|E|D|  B A  L  K  A[MP|P  1  K  E  B  L  1  Kl  k&Tae  S  I  R  A  s  s  A  |  JP>7  6  R  I  W  S  ;a@H@si3E!s@i  32. Pitcher  with a lid  colored fish,    37. By way of  30. Walk slowly  38. Puss  31. Stories 40. Fish  ���j  3  1  1  it  1  eign's decree  j25. Remains  "26. Not any  . 27. Simian  38. Strengthen  33. Public notice  4)4. Reach  across  33. Bird's    -  stomach  $fi. Biblical  name  3d. Competent  33ft, Girl's name*  -*&. Loafer<  Mil. Speaks  42. Performs  rtij       DOWN  X\ 1. Be was  \S*wallowed  toy a whale  <8ib.) '''  1  Over 60 Attend Wilson  Creek New Year Party  Th^ fourteen year    old    cus-  teeai of ushering ' in   '.the*   New.  -Year was observed by Mr., and  3&rs. 3L. S. Jackson at'.their'Wilson Creek home. Between sixty  i;and seventy guests  enjoyed    a j o'er,me, and back to.the hard  -���plentiful    Smorgasboard.  "~ 'The  facts arid on looking over    the  the nature of suoh an issuance  of diabolical diapasons.  Surveying the arena in;-\ the  dim light of a cloudy morn,  my upbringing comes    flooding  traditional   sing-song    followed,  field. of combat, we  get some-  accompanists   being'Mrs.  Li  S.iwhat Sloomy t0 S8e,that Potato  %.���-,-     i     j \/r   ''/-it.   ''���*������ "wu-*-''salad will  .be oh    the   house  Jackson/and Mrs. Cherry Whit-!��� ��� .. .��� ���*  ;u  .   7 v menu for some time, with    the  -aker. All guestsjoined    hands  an the' singing of    Aulci    Lang  "Syne, and  three hearty    'cheers  :for file host and hostess,   "who  >"wi5h this writer to thank    all  itfhose-who; assisted ini this out-  ��� Standing, event;      Many   guests  ^.-oeeede'd    on    to-the    Wilson  <Creek'. Party and the Kinsmen  , oSrst -annual Formal Dance    at  "Gifesons.    Among    the    outside  ���visitors were    Mr.    and    Mrs.  Brian Briggs, Lund;    Mr.    and  Mrs. Stan Thompson and daughter, Vancouver;    Mr.  and Mrs.  Heg Jackson, Vancouver;    Mrs.  3EL ^Ingram, Campbell River; also   several   friends   from    all  .parts of the Peninsula.  (And now we hear on the  ���scri*ject from L. S. Jackson him-  sself,fthe host at the party:)  J954-55, Or Whal Have You  The passing of the old year  !*as concerned man since he  ijrealixed the nature of the sun's  ���������travel^ and this goes back a  long way. It concerns us quite  considerably,  too, as for  many  carcasses of four turkeys t and  two "hambones. A' dismal prospect if I am asked!   ������  There is 'also other airy fairy,  stuffs with i cheese and    divers'  morsels -that even    pur;    setter  dog looks at most dourly. This  pooch is a bit of a go.     A nice  tasty titbit?  Oh no.      But any  apnroach to a high priced can-^  dyi dox and the ears cock    like j  a bull' elephant.  Oh well, it's all in a day's  march and most of us' would  not want it changed. L.S.J.  ���years we have had the folks in J _clothing~salesman,~and^eonvert-���  ^om far and hear, and our ing money paid thim-tp his own  shack is perhaps fortunately use. OneacJ-ii;pf five charges he  ���.situated  to     contain    quite    a   was found guilty, and * s'enten-  Police Court  In Magistrate . 'Johnston's  court before the holiday, Bernard Starrs of Sechelt paid a  fine of $10 and costs, for exceeding the sjieed limit at Wilson Creek.  James Norton Arnold of Vancouver, who was brought back  on a warrant from Prince  George, faced five charges of  obtaining money under false  pretences. He w&s acting as  a  ]��iasf~ . ���  ,     -.^WJe nave    to    borrow    some  - fdiijfees  and   cutlery   from     the  i^eigMbors and  quite  a  deal  of  sorting out continues for a. day  ���*Hr two- afterwards and reminds.  .me of that old saw, "After the  Xoxd Mayor's  show comes the  ^garbage man." '  There is food for thought also, in the bottles that have   ful-  :��lted    their    mission .. in    the  i-scheme of things and  one  can  ���mentally  measure   Government      .   , _.     , ,,    , ,  ���-revenue derived    from    roister-  erts Creek'    and    John  ing.    '  I gathered.,   too    that    there  -*xere some of our guests    who  Jiad not sung a note since "last  lyear, and    in    all    probability  ���would not sing one again    this  t;*year either,  but    the    ensuing  .noise-was in    such    crescendo  that flats, sharps and off key-  <ers entirely, made little, impression Whispering Hope being the theme song, it could  Vonty be recognized by getting  ���out of the house and going  /down to the beach where the  .���surges' moan blended with and  ced .to six  months in jail, s.en-  tenc^sVto run ��� concurrently../.  Fpr exceeding the speed limit at Sechelt, Ralph G. ���   Stacey  and Louis M. Wilson were each ;  fined $10 and coslts.,  Edward Green of7 jWes't Se-  -chelt, for driving a.-motor^- vehicle while his ability was impaired, was fined $200, or 60  days in jail. He elected to serve  the. 60 days. ..      >,   :  Keith M. Franklin of Rob-  Miller  Jack of Roberts Creek," were  each fined $50 and costs, and a  quantity of beer was seized,  when they were found guilty  of consuming beer in a public  place���the highway at West  Sechelt.  m-  FARM CASH INCOME  The nation's farm    cash'  come from  the sale    of    farm  products for the first nine  months of 1954 showed a decrease of 13 percent as compared with the same  period in  1953. Wheat continues to ac-  isubdned the unearthly uproar. ! count for more of the decline  It would require a maestro of than any other single commod-  Tfhe highest   order   to   describe   ity.  BY, DOROTHY ERICKSbN \  The Mid^Season Party held  ,byV the Ladies League Bovirling  Teams recently was votedv the  most enjoyable held so far.  President Eye Mcscrip, social  conyener Dorothy Smith, secretary Elsie Johnson and treasurer Pearl MeKenzic were present and the tables had been  decorated . very attractively  with holiday motifs.-  After Carol Singing, accom-  pahied by Miss Karen Stock-  well, prizes were * distributed  by the president. ,  Highlight of the evening.was  a skit arranged by D. Smith.  Taking part were the following: very "deaf train dispatcher,  Mrs. H. Postlethwaite; mother,  Harriet Duffy; Dad, , Edna  Wakefield, and the boy and  girl who didn't want to go oh  a train ho-how were Dorothy  Smith and Phyllis Page. Dainty refreshments supplied by  the members * were served to  bring a very successful evening to a closb; Mrs. H. MaclPbd  and Mrs. Betty Reid were in  charge of the  hall kitchen.  ������"."  A. very special event for Mr.  and Mrs. H. MacLeod here was  the family gathering of that  particular clan at the Jack Mac.  Lepd's where nineteen sat down  to Christmas dinner. Four generations were present when  Mr. and Mrs. J.' H. MacLeod  Jr. and their daughter Lynrie  drove from Portage la Prairie  to join the  celebration.  It is to be hoped the flash pictures of this special occasion  are a success J  Mr. and Mrs. Brian 'Briggs  have returned; to Lund after  a pleasant visit with the LPs'  Chamberlin's here.    ,  The Ted Norbuns spent the  holiday, with Mr. and Mrs.  George Lay and ��� family and  Mrs: Jessica .Thompson in Vancouver. ' ,"''.'!;���  '���'���''''������.������;  Guests at ther R. L. (Mike).  Jackson's were Mr, and: Mrs.  Les Wilkinson from Madeira  Parki Ernie and Pat Forknall,  Vancouver and Mr, Roy "Roberts who flew from v^Nprthjves-":  tern Ontario.   ' "''-���  arrived with good old 'Santa'  himself, played by Mr. G.  Mould, wh0 distributed gifts  to all the children.  A bag of candy was given to  each departing guest. AH  agreed it had been a wonderful evening.  Legion LA Officers  At the recent election'of officers of Canadian-Legion LA  219, Mrs. R. Manns was elected  president for the  third year. *  Following is a complete list  of officers:  President, Mrs. R. Manns;  Hon. President, Mrs. C. HaY-  bord; first vice-president,    Mrk  R. Hughes; secondfyipe--president, Mrs* G. Mortimer; secretary-treasurer, Mrs. H. Wallis;  executive, Mrs. J. Monrufet,  Mrs. J. Warlow, Mrs. P. Edmunds; Sergeant-at-Arms, Mrs j  R. Davidson, Standard- Bearer,  Mrs. Alvaro.  A successful year was reported, with a good increase in  membership.  The holder of the winnig ticket in the recent raffle, was  ; Mrs. F^ A. White, Roberts  [ Creek who kindly donated - 'it,  |,to the Legion's funds. The LA  j thanks all who helped- with  the tickets.  Reginald Gordon Jessup is  in ciiarge of publicity for the  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the Pacific region. He  joined the CBC in February,  1951, as a news writer in Vancouver later becoming an editor. In January, 1954, he transferred to the TV news department where he was assignment  editor. He is married, has one  child, and makes his home in  North Vancouver.  Roberts Creek  The Canadian <Legion (219)  Hall was the scene of a. happy  party last Wednesday evening,  when the children of Legion  members gathered to meet Santa Claus.  The proceedings were enlivened by the antics of the  clown, ably playedN by Mrs. J.  Monrufet. >  Games were enoyed . before  supper and a festive air of anticipation was heightened by  the continual. arrival of telegrams from Santa reporting  his progress  to  Roberts  Creek.  Whilst awaiting his arrival,  the guests were entertained by  several items, the highlight of  which  was   the  splendijl;. show i  put on by the magician,    Mr.  Hentpn,.Sechelt. ....    -!;  The. climax? of  the  ' evening  CT YOORHOME  from    ww i��*fcvi '������.if -���iflu<9 :an,<  with these Easy to Apply, Reasonably Priced Materials' from  Johii Woods Bid ware llppces  ���'...':",.. ���;���'��� STORM-WINDOW- KIT:', '''���;:'^J':';'"''-'  (Plastic Sheet, 36x72, complete with moldings and nails)  Package: $1.15  MORTITE:  Seals Unused Doors and Windows; Easy to use; may be  painted.   BOX: 39c  FOAMFLEX Weatherstrip Door Sets, wood and rubber,  Per Set: $2.15  Plastic covred Airfoam WEATHERSTRIP for Doors and  Casement Windows.   TWO FT.: 25c  ATLAS Felt Weatherstrip, extra heavy, per box of 36 ft.,  With nails, $1.85  RIDEAU Hair Felt Weatherstrip, per pkt.: l$c  WATCH FOR OUR SALE ANNOUNCEMENT!  "������*�����   ���"   ��� '     ���l-'MMtl���WW���>l��^�����^IW^������W.WIHII      ��W��^l>��aM<����M>����WMWW��MM��W��������MMWW��WWW<  MMMM^nilHMaiMMilMMiMMlMMIMMWMAMaMaMMNlMHMMMMMMW^  ' '������������/'^^;NE.W WINTER STORE HOUR��|   .:,,;������:,  WEEKDAYS: 8.30 ami to 5.30 p.m.  WEWESDAYS: 8^30 p.m. to 12 noon;  PHONE YOUR HARDWARE NUMBER, GIBSONS 32  isv-*i. . i .Nf  vifc;^ |,#     v����j*v.^--,j^-.',-^.~  IN SAFETY  Everybody in MacMillan St Bloedel Limited has made Safety his  business.   ..  That's why this Company is in the forefront of the accident-prevention  programme in British Columbia's forest industi7. Our accident-frequency  has been reduced 41.4% since 1952. Here are official figures of the  Workmen's Compensation Board: V  MacMUlon & Bloedel  Operations  - Year, 1952; i...-.,;^..-   :   :^3&26Vv\ ,;,  Year: i953J..^-_ll-.'.'.'."'"-, Jm,03;;': 'S':'  First 9 months 1954 .������'        18:90  B.C. Forest^!ndustry^  ' 'Average::;  ^;-'.'53.23- '.���-' '  These advances were made possible by close understanding  and teamwork between Management and Mill and; Safety  Committees and aileinployees.    - ;     ; ;���  The same spirit of cb^-operation can achieve still better  results ia the years ahead.  ';.;.;. ;'-���.'���/,;,  MacMILIAN & BLOEDEL  W^W^J^W^^lttt^igWMWBWWWt^^ Ui -HEW    HYDRO    PLANT  "Authority for the B.C. Power  Commission to proceed with  construction of a 105,000-horse-  ppwer hydro development at  Ladpre Falls, Campbell River,  Vancouver Island, has been  granted by the Provincial Government. Total cost is estimated  .at $9,700,000;  lis  Sunday, Jan. 9  ':���.-.���"���;    ANGLICAN;.  JTirst Sunday after Epiphany  '���/   . ���   .:���   ...  St.     Bartholomew's     Church  Gibsons  J Vli:bp a.m. Sunday School  3:30 pirn. Eiyensong  Hilda's   Church  ���-  Sechelt  11:00 a.m. iSuniday School'  1:45  p.m.  Evensong  St. Ajdan's dhurch  Roberts Creek  11:00 a.nv.^Sunday School  11:00   a.m. Holy Communion  St  Coast News Jan.  6,  1955.    5  '.;������; "UNITED;.";.-, '������:  Sunday School    -./  Gibsons ��� 9:45 a.m.  Public  Worship���   11:00 a.m  Roberts Creek -- 2 p,m. /  ; (iWilson Creek Sunday School  11:00 a.m.    ,  "Public   Worship   -��� '3:30   p.m.  . ����,'*;;���.��� V*- '.Port,Mellon  ;.  ���7:30 p.m, the 1st,: 2nd and 4th  "..���   Sundays  Hope for an early settlement of the Ford Co. strike,  which has idled"10,000 auto workers in Ontario, is held by Union  officials John Efidon, Emil Mazey and Charles McDonald. Dealer's in Ford products, with little or nothing to sell since the strike  began 80 days ago, are agitating for a settlement and from the  ranks of the strikers have come rumbles of discontent. The  union, hopes for one contract covering all the Ford workers in  the province.  Canadian Legion  s  -..,.-   ���'���'���ST. VINCENT'S/ ���':������';���.:���  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."  ::-;->;;':---:;BEtHEI,"..  ��� Sechelt ;��� '������������  Sunday School 2:00 p.m.'  Sunday Gospel 3:00 p.m.  PENTECOSTAL  \    9:45 a.m.A Sunday, School  11:00,   a.m.   Devotional  "    7:30-p.m. Evangelistic  - ���������'������>. ���:������:, Wednesday flight   r;  Prayer and Bible Study 8 p.m.  ] Friday   night  -'   jftr��unig People at 8 'p.m. ;r y  ' STORE  j.'.'���;���..;;.forv;  CONTINUING  .     SERVICE  f,"  GRC^ERlESg :l  CLOTOING &  rcyprm  WINTER SUPPLIES  .'���    Phmie;;Xi-Ur,,''','''\..  fPENDER HARBOUR  freshment to the general public. If people want such service  they can obtain it through the  Liquor Control Act regulations.  Legion- club premises are private property and not a public  place. They operate under fair!  ly strict regulations ? as ; set by  the Canadian Legion.| the Liquor Control Board, and  the   B.C.  Command  of  the organization.. s r\  The licensed club activities of  the Legion must remain under  the -direct control and operation  of the branch membership. The  branch is not permitted to  lease, hire-out, or in any other  way alienate its control of club  operation. It is responsible to  the British Columbia Council  of the Legion, and any infraction of the rules or regulations  ofx the Liquor Control Board? or  the Provincial Command; may  mean, suspension of license.   ;  ���  ���Not i many   Legion   branches  Jan. 7  -'.v Gibsons    School  (BY ROBERT MACNICQL)  When reviewing .past activities, arid making good resolutions ;for the '.;Ne'wy. Year, it  might not be amiss for^ me to  take r this opportunity of mentioning some of the activities  of the largest veteran body in  Canada  BESL.  Mostly the. publicity given  tp the Legion is when it is endeavouring to obtain^ extra or  necessary benefits for veterans,  their widows, and other dependents, and when the odd licensed , branch gets into trouble because of failure to observe liquor control regulations. Little  is known of the many hundreds  of veterans who have to thank  the organization for its efforts  to adjust their legitimate complaints with governing authorities, .and they are niany and  varied in type.' .  With its 2,000 branches and  over  1,000 women's auxiliaries  many employing full time secretaries, the service .bureau .pi  ^ti&^.$ii^ ��earried>:  high :'..pr!ai'se;'>;*iSpmt'. sources close  j to;^ese^actiyities.-:'::. ,';';^'::     '^-:  I .The l^bOOiOOO Who served in  ; War II and the 600;0OO in War  I have much to thank the   Legion for in the matter of benefits ; received,   because    nothing  was given by the Government  of Canada to the veterans on a  silver platter.  The lack of attention given  Ao urgent Legion requests on  behalf of recipents of war veteran's allowances, made during  the last year or so, is one example, of government' neglect  to improve! the condition of  veterans and their widows trying .to exist on $50 single' and  $90 per month married allowances.'  The Village Clerk, and the  Commissioners, are concerned  about the rising cost of replacing- street lights in Gibsons. In  the natural course of events,  some ^>f these fixtures need replacing, but those that are damaged by errant boys, or by  childish adults, are running up  the costs to the village taxpayer in* increasing amounts.  The Clerk, Robert Burns, reports that 1954 replacement  costs were over $200, which is  almost one-half a mill on the  the taxpayer's bill. This is  purely waste,- he said, and  should not be an item on the  expenses of the village.  In the past week, several  boys caught breaking street  lights, have been instructed by  their parents to pay for' the  lights they broke. Eight dollars  is quite a payment for the average boy, and represents much  spending  money.  Commissioners Drummond,  Ballentine and Peterson are  members of , the commission!"  who are behind a drive -to stop  foolish destruction of property  which costs everyone money,  and which is needed tp serve  everyone. Lighted streets are  safer streets for all, and the  lights should, be protected, instead of being willfully damaged.  FREE BLOOD  More  than   152,000    patients  in  Canadian hospitals  received  224,470 bottles of    free    blood  from the Canadian Red Cross,  j     Canada's forest problem is to  find' the   means   whereby     the  woodlands may grow the maximum volume   of    wood    fibre  per  acre per year  and  protect  the* forests from -fire,    insects,  and disease.  AUTO. ACCIDENTS  During the first half of 1954,  some 102,862 motor vehicle accidents were reported? ������ 1,082  persons died\ arid 25,967    werej  injured. Of the total number of!  accidents,     Quebec;   -accounted \  for 36 percent, followed by Ontario  with   29.5   percent    from  Jan. 1 to June 30.  c  GIBSONS GUN CLUB  Practice Pistol  Shoot  SUM., JAH, 9, 12.30 p.m.  #  DEPT. PUBLIC WORKS GRAVEL  PIT,  SECHELT  HIGHWAY.       FOR MEMBERS AND ALL  INTERESTED SPORTSMEN.  ANNUAL MEETING  12 JAN., WEDNESDAY, 8:00 P.M.  Members, and all intersted in  PISTOLS, RIFLES, for TARGET, SKlGET\ et<w  are Invited to Attend. *   C  Election of Officers ?  get; into trouble in the ���v opera--1 he calls.  SALVAGE  CAMPAIGN  Gibsons Boy Scouts are canvassing homes and shops in  Gibsons and Granthams Landing for saleable salvage material, from which they hope to  raise funds to begin their own  clubhouse. ...  If you have any bottles, rags,  pocket books, scrap metals, old  batteries and similar items  about the yard or in the basement, be sure to contribute to  your Boy Scout canvasser when  FOR SALE  Bush wood, Fir and . Aider.  Current prices. STAG FUELS,  phone 21 J, 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  tion of a license.      Where this  hEfs happened, it has been, due  ife^relfess management, Sapdite-,  .experience.        v'-^,^;-. ysl^S ^  Members ��� are '���^aidnii|l^d^|p^  prpductibnypf membership^ cSirct  in good standing.;' A guest is^j|,  legally on the i premises if    he  has.failed to sign the guest register with his name and    address, and the member sponsoring him has also;  signed    the  bopk. This is an essentjeJ    requirement and' is being enforced. Minors are not admitted, to  Legion licensed premises.  Liquor must not -be taken off  the premises or brought into  any Legion Club by a member  or guest. '       *  The new Liquor Act and Regulations, while not perfect,  have gone a long way in the  matter  of providing  rules that  Should the boys miss your  home or business place, in.Gibsons or Granthams Landing,  .you are invited to telephone  fGibsohs 92W or 32, and say  i'ijhat you have something to  salvage, and a Boy Scout or  friend of same will call and  pick it up.  Rough  and  Planed  Lumber  Pbone  Half moon  Bay  7 Z  KOLTERMAN SAWMILLS  Half moon Bay  Kiwanis News  Sunshine Coast Kiwanis Club  held its regular meeting at Danny's Dining Room, Tuesday,  Dec; 28.  Eric S. Low, Lieutenant -  Governor "- Pacific Northwest  District, was guest speaker.    It  WOOD  ALDER OR FIR  Phpne< -Ran - Vernon-���;  Gibsons'26W  or John Atlee, 93S  tfn  Spray and Brush Painting; also paper hanging. J. Melhus  Phone Gibsons 33. tffo  ��� +     1        .��� �����    ,,���������������     .|..H-..iHi.,i,        .-,,��� ���.������.-. ������...,.-���,���11..��� ,,    .  Dachshund puppies, male, 6  weeks old, lovely dark red, parents registered, imported champion stock.' Reasonablev to good  home. Ralph Jc-Hnson, telephone Sechelt 14C or P.O. Box  219,. Sechelt.  Ten    acres,    good    3     room'  house; lovely location and view,  ,_.   ,   A    ,n. . ,       .-,. .garden,  fruit .trees,  lights,  wa-  was Ms last official meeting of ter  Be-independent. Cash price  llaty,    S-'.'^^'y^bl^ge^-^d-f'^Q^^^^j  The people of Canada- at no  time, have ever condemned any  government for'being, reasoh-  ably generous to -those who  wore the uniform particularly  those with battlefront service,  as is the case with the majority  of  recipients  of  war   veteran's  can be carried out and strict  enforcement, ���.<���*����. same, will ensure - club comforts and proper  social surroundings for Legion  members and their guests.  In the main, these Legion  clubs are for the benefit of the  members, but in    their    opera-  Whist party.  ... Prizes,    refreshments, furi for all.      '���'��� .'������*'' ,  Jan. 8.��� Roberts Creek Le-  gi6n Hall,. 8 p.i^,yON Bridge  party. Prizes, et'cV  Jan.   10 ^ Gibsons.    Annual  ' -meeting of    Farmer's _ Institute.  .8 plm. in Parish Hall.;,.  j|in. 11 ;~:1 Rbbe^/|;Greek;.  Hegular '". meeting of ^Roberts  ; -Greek' Improvement ; Associa.  tion. Legion Hall.8 p.m. ���'=;:  "Jan.-'IJ i��� Gibsons, at home  -of Mrs. McKenzie, annual meeting of the VON, 2 p.m.  Feb.' 5 ��� jGibsons; Kiwanis  Hard Time;; Dance and Box  Lunch Social, School Hall./ Aty  poceeds    to  'Kiwanis    Welfare  .���Fund. .;:'-;-.'-r":'v-  Jan. 6 ��� Gibsons: Rpmep  .and: Juliet,, by Lancaster players .'. High School auditorium.  I understand .-that" at last,  some action will be taken by  Ottawa at the 1955 session of  the House, of Commons, to deal  with this urgent matter, and I  hope that whatever is suggested will not be of too parsimonious a nature.  ;  The primary objectives of  the Canadian Legion are * not  the operation of- licensed clubs,  but the care of the disabled  veteran, his dependents, and  the rights cf the ex-servicemen  in general.  f wish to try and debunk  some of the erroneous ideas in  regard to the .'operation of Legion, licensed clubs.  Of the 180 branches in British" Columbia, less than 100 en  jo.y. these privileges, but the  income'   from ..their    operation  his term of. office. Kenny Mc  enzie is the incoming Lieut. -  Goyerncr. Mr. Low spoke on  Successful ^club financing and  its'' possibility here.  It was decided to take steps  to create a Kiwanis Welfare  Fund so that funds would be  available for emergency projects on the Sunshine Coast.  First effort will    be    a    Hard  $4500. Totem Realty.  budgieV ~  AV. Colors.   Talking Strain  C. P. Ballentine  Phone Gibsons 127      tfn  Treadle Singer sewing rna-  chine, excellent condition, reasonable. Phone Gibsons 76H.  tions, the chief objectives .of ^the? Times dance and    Box : Lunch  Canadian Legion must not be  forgotten, and they are set out  in thp�� Legion's Act of Incerpdr-  ation, under federal legislation.  AuctiPnT Jan. 29 at the School  Hall. Every cent realized  Will  be placed in the Kiwanis Welfare Fund.  30 x 8 work boat. 6 Easthope.  Al condition, $700. . Swedahl,  Bay Road. 3  WATCH REPAIRS  I5COTT5 SWAP BOOlfe,  By R; �� 5COTT  GRIZZLE; \  <a ffet<; CoMPiA>H.  This Week's Special ��� Three has assisted not only in provid  aces, Sechelt Highway, cilose in.' in,s    necessai^y    buildings     for  [Bargain at $1950.';-*   ���  ^;    Harold ^Vilson  operating  Totem   Realty  Phone Gibsons 44  Evenings  95J  Legion activities, but in . many  cases; local citizens and also  local community efforts have  received  benefit.    ���    .     '  A licensed Legion club is net  a beer parkr nor is it a pub.  It is jiot intended to substitute  as a distributor of.   liquor    re-  SCRAPS'-,  Fast, accurate. guaranteed  watch repairs. Marine Men's  Wear, Gibsons. tfn  Watch Repair*. All types of  watches and jewelry repaired.  Reliable, fast, efficient. Union  Ge'neral Store. Sechelt. tfj-  FOR BENT "  Small comfortable home on,  highway,'furnished, suit cou-  ole. All conveniences, reasonable rent. Box'102, The     Coast  News. '   .  i">i>lt) v.-siiH St?*I^LP   <A v . ���/. if  f^c-: fe*. DoiS. /^Vrt'lft'"  Vt'AS'flrt OiSCCViRtP  2,000 YEARS ^mO..  Good business spot next bus  depot, or could be dwelling.  Harry Sawyer,  Sechelt. 2  CARD OF THANKS    v  I wish to take this opportunity to thank Friends and Neighbors who so kindly gave of  their services both before and  after the sudden passing of my  husband W. A. Finlayson and  also for floral tributes. I wish  especially to thank Dr. H. In-  glis, George's Taxi Service, Dr.  and Staff of Pender Harbour  Hospital, also Dr.'. Coddington,  Nurse Kenny and staff of St.  Paul's Hospital, Vancouver who  were all so kind. I wish also  to , thank Mr. W. Graham, of  Graham's Funeral Parlour, and  the Rev^ H; U. Oswald;     :  Mrs. ��� Gertrude ^Finlayson,  " MPratt Road, Gibsons.  The family *of the late George  Batchelor wishes to thank the  Canadian Legion and LA, and  the many friends for their  kindness and sympathy irt their  recent bereavement.  Mrs. Barbara Haase wishes  to express the sincere thanks  of herself and her children .to*  the many people of Pender  Harbour who so generously donated moneys swelling a fund  to $52.50 which was received  through Mr. Jim Marsh's- kind  offices.  To the people of Pender Harbour, I wish to express the sincere thanks of myself and my  childen for their numerous donations cf moneys through- the  Pender Harbour Community  Club, from whose president,  Mr. Jim Cameron, I have received the sum of 164.55. Gratefully, Mrs. Barbara Haase.  WORK   WANTED \ .,.\ ,  General repairs, cement jobs,  ��� eptic tanks, roofs , and other  jobs. Henry , Conrad. Phone  Gibsons 44. - '.        3  -i  SURVEYING  Surveying,    boundaries ���������> and  lots located;      For informations  ���-.pply John    Coleridge    Realty^  Gibsons,  phone  37. 3  INSURANCE  Are You Fully Insured ��� If  not why not come in and see  us-��� no stronger companies ���  no lower rates ��� no better  service.  Totem Realty.  WANTED  Middle  aged  man, non-drink-1  er%   non-smoker,   requires     c:m-  for'.able warm  room and beard  in   a ��� qviiet heme.    Aw?v  vcek-  Prompt, dependable service  for ali your Insurance and Real  Estate Needs. Phone Sechelt 53J  Evenings cjind Holidays: H.B.  Gordon, 81 H. or T.E. Duffy.  31 M.   tfn  Fi*;e. Autr. Liab* +y. Pr mot  ^^urtecu-: service. Totem Realty, Gibsons. tfn  WANTED  ;TO   BUY  ?r��d\   Please   eive   full   o-*.'rticu-  3t>rs. Pr��fer bet^'c?*--  *0"--;- t>-v ���     Used    file     cabinet     or file  ?nd  SecheUr      Box     101,     The    drawer,   crrtp.   size.       Write or  Coast News.                                        I phons  The  Coast   News. tfn --6*  Coast  News Jan.  6,  1955.  Jjorjtne last six months it has been like living at Santa's  home for four-year-old Garry Groome of Kearney, Ont., seen  above with his pet deer. Last June, Mrs. Groome noticed "Tim-  xny" in a field close to the house. As there wasn't any sign of  Jany parent deer in sight, she decided to catch the little fawn,  which she did without much trouble. Since then, *Timmy" has  >'been like a "dear" relative . in. the Groome., home, having the  run of the house and sleeping in a bed, ih\the boy's room. Although he is only about six months old, ������Tiirimy" weighs around  100 pounds and seems to be thriving on his diet of grass, hay,  and, oh, yes, the electrical cords which he-likesto chew in half.  Around  -BY  STAN BOWDLER  '��� The Christmas party held Tat*  Irvine's Landing for the school  ���children was a great success.  Mrs. Seymour, the teacher  there arranged everything to  give the youngsters a grand  time. Bob and Eve Hume did  their bit tp make the party    a  resident engineer on the new  Pp.well River highway section  frcim Kleindale to Earl's Cove.  He has jpent the last few weeks  orii ani assignment to survey the.  new Egmont Road. Al Lloyd  expres'ed the Harbour's regrets  ���,a!t Jim and Deane's departure  and presented them with a ra-  success,    Bobby      transforming dio  clock,  a  gift    from    those  himself into a    lifelike    Santa  ��� 'Cldus and;Eve;:in^accompanying at the pianp for the sirigifig.  -Bob says    he's    eaten    enough  ; cotton batting whiskers to last  ���him a lifetime.  . A  farewell   party    for    Jim  ;'and Deane Steven    saw    many  ' friends. of the popular    young  couple, " made  ���   during      their  .year's residence here,  gathered.  >  at the Garden Bay   Lodge    for  the event. Jim Steven has been  SOLNIK  SHELL SERVICE  ;������*'.Witt-?"/���"  Winterize Your  Car or Truck  ��� ANTIFREEZES --  Winter  Lubricants  - MOTOR TUNE-tfP ^~  IMcCulloch  Power Saws  Parts and Repairs  WE DO  WELDING  present. He said he hoped Jim  would soon be back to build  many more of those much-need-,  ed roadsi'      ? - vV-v-  Jim Steven's departure may  be confirmation pf the unofficial good news going the  rounds that the Egmont Road  survey is complete and everything set for ; construction on  the project those energetic Eg-  monters have worked for these  many moons. ���'...  Roy Dusenbury . has taken  over John Klein's garage on  The Great.North Road arid will  be glad to see his friends and  customers from his former location, at ���"Dusenbury's Alley"  iri the Harbour, i  , Jack and Glen Cumin ings of  Gunboat Bay staged a birthday  party just before Christmas for  the first birthday of daughter  Janice. Jack launched a spanking new boat he built himself,  not-long ago.'He wanted to call  the boat after, his little girl,  using the Polynesian language  (just to be different). He found  no equivalent for Janice in that  melodious language but settled  for his little, .daughter's second  name,. Margaret, which explains  the name the boat now bears.���  Makaleka. Pender Harbour'people really are original.  Another Gunboat Bay resident, Peter Trappitt,..- took it  on the chin from wind and  waves which made a wreck of  his dock. Peter is not downhearted. Pender Harbour people are rugged, too.  Dr. Burns has been practising dentistry in the Harbour  for the past few weeks, specializing in children's work. Among  make so many teeth disappear,  the many young patients who  find it hard to believe he can  is Fred and Judy Fletcher'6  son, Charlie.  Jchn Daly's home at Garden  Bay was quite a landmrk this  holiday season. A new generator enabled him to really light  up and the gay Christmas. colors of the illuminated decorac  tions and tree shining across  the water made a truly festive  picture.  Leg Kearley, former Irvine's  Landing resident is now living  in Westview.  cs to enter into the contract The.tre.es around Garden Bay  When called upon to do so. !are fairly sprouting antennas  Cheques of the unsuccessful Iwlth the *ew Tv sets of Gor-  tenderers    will    be      returned d��n Ly��ns and L1��yd Davis- 2et  Phone 48C ���   Sechelt  Notice to Contractors  Sealed tenders will be received up to noon (S.-T.) January 19,  1055, 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  tiund,, ,ot.'rth(Bv undersigned upon  a deposit pf ^$5.00 - refundable  upon- return";of plans arid specifications ;in. good coriclitibri  Within thirty days of the date  of ppening pf 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 declin-  when the contract is awarded.  No tender shall be considered  having any qualifying clauses  whatsoever, and the lowest or  any tender not necessarily accepted.  ting the full treatment to test  for bigger and better reception.  Over the water- at Madeira  Park Olli. Sladey and Dave  Wendland have had TV for  some time  and report good re-  Tenders must    be    submitted,ception  in the envelope marked "Tenr  der for the construction of a  Ranger Office Building at  Lund,  B.C." *  C. D. Orchard,  Just before Reino and Helen  Kohlemainen left to spend 'the  holidays in Vancouver, Reino  appointed himself a one-man  membership    drive      for.     the  Chief Forester and Deputy Board of Trade and'brought in  Minister of Forests.  December 13,  1954.  Parliament   Buildings,  Victoria, B.C.  Olli Sladey, Dave. Wendland  and Gerry Gordon. Wonder  how many B of T members are  going to top that?  Comrade George Batchelor  Comrade George Batchelor of  Canadian Legion Branch 140,  Sechelt, B.C., answered his  final Roll Call on Wednesday,  Dec. 23.    His tired heart    gave  out after faithful service to  King and Country in World  War l; and years of untiring efforts for the betterment of the  Community in which he /lived.  Especially will his passing be  keenly felt in Branch 140, the  Legion he loved so well .and to  the welfare  of which he    con  tributed so greatly. "l He knew  no enemies and was__ always  ready with a helping hand.  Goodbye George your place  among us can never be filled.  We are left the poorer by your  passing and as you join the  multitude of soldiers that has  gone before  "At the going down of the Sun,  and in the morning.  We shall remember them."  Andrew Johnston,  Past President,  Canadian Legion No. 140.  NEW POST CREATED  A newly created marketing  department position in Standard Oil > Company, advertising*  and sales promotion manager,  will be filled by Ivan Trousdale.  Public    relations      activities,  previously,, included    in     'Mr.  Trousdale's responsibilities,   are  being transferred to  Croft    G.  Brook, assistant to  dent.  the s presi-  Individual Must Help Self  "Cancer education must  r^ach and be. acted on by the  individual in order to be . effective," Mr. Dick Diespecker,  National Chairman,^ of the Education Committee of the Canadian Cancer Society stated today.' Whereas communicable  diseases can be checked by  community control such as  quarantine, sanitation and irii-  munization, only the individual  can protect himself; against the  advance of the disease by having early examination arid  treatment.  . For this reason the Cancer  Society spent $276,000 on public education during 1953. Over  2 million pamphlets outlining  the main symptoms of cancer  were distributed.  Some 376,800  bulletins, were  provided to    industry,    schools  and other  organizations    desir-'  ing them; 177 cancer films were J  shown in secondary, schools,  2,251 films were shown at public meetings and were viewed  by a quarter million people,  1,018 were supplied to meetings  where the cancer problem was  discussed, 57 display fairs and  exhibitions were shown in different parts of the country, 20  cancer information centres  (Little Red Doors) were supported. Over 15,000 school children took part in essay and poster contests.  Mr. Diespecker emphasised  that most of the work of distributing this material and organizing the work was * done  by Cancer Society volunteers.  B.W.M. BONE  Chartered Accountant  1045* West Pender St.  .    ��� TAtlow 1954 ���  VANCOUVEE 1, BO.  104 PAGES CROWDED  WITH MONEY-SAVING BARGAIN OFFERINGS  Now on its way to EATON customers. Watch for yours ~ or   v  get one free on request to EATON'S, Winnipeg. Shop early for  nest sharing.  In effect January and February but we cannot     r  promise all these special stocks to last the full time of the Sale,  ���*T: EATON C  ��� ���      CANADA      ���**'  o  uurrco  IRON ORE fROM UNGAVA .'������:. Is  brought by rail from these fabulous  ore fields to Seven Islands, seaboard  terminal of Quebec's great mining  project. The B of M:"wasthe first tp  open a full-time banking office, at  Seven Islands ... six years before;  the first shipment of ore last July,  ALUMINUM FROM KITIMAT . . .  giant B.C. development, one of the  world's biggestj industrial undertakings. . Constructors of. Kiumat  shared B of M support. The Bank  of Montreal founded the first bank'  iitig office at Kitimat ��� in January  1952, when there were but -two-  hundred workmen carving out the  settlement with, their bull-dozers.  ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY AND  POWER PROJECT .... long discussed  and now under;way, destined to  :open--'the''' Great, lakes to world  shipping, and cement friendship between two great nations. The Bof M  opened the first banking office .at  Mille Roches, near Cornwall, Ont.,  last October for the convenience of  seaway workers.,  ttH*A  P.    '   >  Throughput the land,^Canadians made progress in 1954.  They .prospected,"staked, drilled and mined; they cleared, ploughed  and planted; they fished and they hunted; they planned and  constructed; they manufactured, and they bought and sold.  And.working, with Canadians in their ventures from coast to  coast,^ help^  was the Bank of ' Montreal VM'-'>'���' '��� .:'^'"'������'.'>.;. .  In 1954, B of M loans and-ihvestments���^^otfnting.tp some  two billion dollars ��� worked for Canada''anjl'^Can^dia'ns.'''--;''''  Wholesaling and retailing enterprises ,,> . petrochemical, smelting  and mining developments of every type and manufacturing  '  in all its phases .... farfhs antlranches ... the; grain trade ...  co-operative production and [marketing .... housing developments  ... municipalities... churches, hotspitals and schools ... many  industries, many organizations, and many people in all walks  of life counted.on the Bof M for counsel and*credit.  Canada is on the march today. And moving ahead with the nation  are 625 B of M branches from coast to coast, at the service  of the men and women whoj are forging the Canada of tomorrow.  Yes, .where there was progress in 1954 . . .'  ATOMIC ENERGY AT CHALK RIVER  ... . Canadian   enterprise   in... this  vital field has made Chalk River a  ��� famous name.   Nearby,   at  Deep  River, townsite of Defence Industries Limited, die Bank of Montreal  opened the first banking office���-in  -May, 1945, to "serve scientists arid  ' workers at the Atomic Energy plant.  OSl r-AND GAS - FROM THE RICH  WEST. i. The Intefprpvinfc*al I��Ji>��-  line "speeds, the flow:;o�� oil from  source,tp market and jcuts transportation costs; The B of M assisted  in the financing of this great undertaking. And it is equally ready to  assist in the plan to pipe gas from  western wells to eastern 'markets.  Twite,  ir  &ut#d<z& *?&i&���S<zk&  ... working with Canadians in every walk of life since 1S17  ���m  NEW HOMES FOR .CANADIANS . . .  When the Government of Canada  asked the Chartered Banks to add  the making of mortgage loans to  their, services in order to increase r  the building of new homes for  Canadians, the B of M responded  promptly from coast to coasts It  made the first mortgage loans on  the Pacific and Atlantic coasts alike;  if made the first in the Prairie  Provinces-���the first in Ontario ���  the first tn Quebec. Here was the  beginning of a large share x>f the  financing of thousands of new housing units started in Canada under  the.National Housing Act in 1954. ^T^l  reft**1*!- '"'"*��� ' ' * ^'-^fc*'" ;  Ks-iY-t 7 V*     j  ��fT>, ���*       - * *���  ra  (BY   WESLEY; B.   HODGSON)  When it was suggested by Civil Defence HQ that )r take the  Warden's Instructors course at  Arnprior, Oit., two problems  came. to my.mind.<  Firstly, could I afford it? The  course is pureiy voluntary and  without .pay other than travelling expenses, which, from pre-  vious experience I learned didj ^ e  not include incidental expenses;  'which had ignored the. call    of  and through ah opening in the  Admiring TCA's   first   propeller-turbine   Vickers  t( uujujiii   ouu    ujic   uiist   auiurei'   VJ.   *l.O    Cjr^/Cw   SCCj OCi VJCt  in North America are TCA stewardesses .Madeline Boucher and Lou George. Captain. G. R. Bryce, chief^,test  pilot for Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd.,, who flew the Vis  count to Canada explains some of  its features    to. ., the  girls. :'������'���'��� '���?���?���-:��� ���^'���'���- ���'>'���' .    .-' >;'��������� "���:������.��� -.: ���;  COLLIDE WITH SOMEnrHIN���?  Call GIBSONS 92W for  Towing  &  Wrecking Service  Call Anytcme and From Anywhere  'p6RT'MELLbN"Tb%ILgON CREEK���or  FURTHER IF NECESSARY  -mm�� servic  > ��� - - *  Gibsons  out of your own pocket.  Civil  Defence   organization.  OX the 40 men taking, the  Warden's Instructors course, 17  were from Ontario of which 11  vere policemen. All these were  from Toronto and vicinity as  well as a fire captain from the  Toronto Forest Hill Fire Department.  Civil Defence is r.oX' a war-  only but a  means of being    prepared    for  ['peace-time*, disasters   and  I   am  Secondly, was it worth it?, j of tfte opinion that the Ontario  The apathy-, the attitude and j fi00ds of this year brought  the;smirk: on the face of "Mr. J,home to the people of that pro-  NOW'S*THE TIME TO BUY AND BUILD  Material Prices are Dowh, and  r   Laboi*1 Is Available.  PAY^THROUOH OUR FINANCE PLAN  NO DOWN PAYMENT  PP TO $2000 r- 6 to 24 MONTHS TO PAY  Phone Gibsons 53 For  An Estimate on Your Work or Call At  Gibsons  Building  Supplies  Ltd.  ��  Gibsons  Sunday Ja*i. 9 -1  Public" ' (not all, thank good-  ness)_ whenever and wherever  Civil Defence was mentioned.  , To the first problem.1 accepted the nomiriatipn to enter the  course.-provided I could make  a holiday of it and stay off en-  route. This I did and had a  stopover in Calgary, from where  I went to Claresholm to visit  my son who was commanding  officer of the RCAF station  there ,and had a very pleasant  visit. '���"'������'j -  At Claresholm I visited Bob  Mackenzie, meteorologist at the  RCAF station and son of. Mr.  and Mrs. MacKerizie of the El-  phinstone Junior arid Senior  School Gibsons.  From Claresholm,    I    stayed  in my old home town^ Regina,  Sask, the Queen City    of   'the  west. Regina is a most remark.  able city ,when one remembers  that 75    years    ago    the    spot  where it stands was just    bald.  prairie without a tree    of    any  ���kind,'' and known    as    Pile /;'o  ���Bones Creek, so    named    from  ,the stacks and stacks of buffalo^  bones^alon-a'the'^liihT^ifne^'of  water called the .creek.  It' was pleasant to visit old.  friends and see familiar places,  but "I couldn't help remembering, as the train pulled out to  Arnprior, of my wonderful  memories of over 40 years ago  on the prairie. But those memories were eventually crowded  out with the thought of Gibsons with its peace, its. beauty,  and above all, home.'  My second" problem, -was*   it  worth it? CiVil* Defence' must be  organized on a municipal level  arid for" over three years I have  endeavoured to 'rtionYinc^^tn-e!*1]  village  council of the "advanta-f  ges the municipality would'gain  by'being officially recognized a  part of Oivil Defence organization, particularly i from ��� a financial point of view.    ' However,  when I remembered    the    few  who    had    become    interested, j  .WallyN Peterson,  Freed Feeney,  Bob Wilson, Vince Prewar and  Cliff Mahlman, men who  gave  freely of their,time and ability  to the. welfare of the commuii-  ty,' I thought it was 'worth    it.  Eveni- the village council :: came  to the same; point of view when  considerable   amount' of .money  expended   on  equipment :would  probably be refunded ;: to    the  village treasury'.       '���''"  The Civil Defence * College7 is'  located  one mile  west of Arnprior, Ont., 40.miles west of Ottawa.    ��� , .  There were two courses, *<the  Warden's Instructors courseAahd  the Rescue Party course, a total  of approximately 75 men arid  two women  being, enrolled. t  ���Onfe of theVfirst things^ thdt  drew my attention -W^s the''effect 'the. Holland Marsh . flood  in   ;Ontario   *had  -on,. .Ontario  vince the urgent need of being  prepared. We hear so often "It  cannot happen here" but it  does.  Students on the course were  from all parts of Canada from  Newfoundland to the west coast  of British Columbia. It was interesting to note the vocation  of the different students: Director* of business school principal, town manager police inspector, fire captain, restaurant  operator, ccountant- rancher,  sales clerk, carpenter and rer  tired. They were a well-represented cross section of business,  and all were deeply interested  with Civil Defence.  The course was tough with  approximately 80 lectures as  well as practical exercises. The  lectures covered subjects both  from war-time disaster and  peace-time disaster. Wardens  and their .'duties, hydrogen  bombs,. atomic bomb's, chemical  warfare, radiation and the instruments for measuring . it,  rescue work^ self ;helpy f^e^d^Js?]  ^andv the'''calre^ip'ithe. casualties '  in any disaster, were included.'  Each student has to give two  .lectures and one lesson to the  :class'as part of liis. examination in addition to. the written  examination paper.  The evening of the practical  exercise was a.full * dress re-,  hearsal of actual conditions of  disaster, including high explosives, fires, radiation, rescue  ^vork and self-help feeding as  we'll'-as steel helmets, and respX  rators". also instruments for the  measuring of J gamma'"radiation.  {The'whole' exercise was very  realistic even to the "made up"  ^'casualties which looked more  like ?t;he real things "  ���The -exercise started pff. with  the --'Yellow"    warning    at    7  p.m.,  and  the  "Red" -, warning  sounded  at 7:30 p.m; with the  siren  blowing.  About ten  minutes later, bombs (pyrotechnics)  began to drip arid as the particular explosions indicated atom- j  ic," one had to be on guard   for  gamma radiations, which    were  actually; present; in    sufficient  quantities: to register on the instruments we had for  registering such' radiations.    It* was on  one of these instruments' I had  to give my clasls lesson,    an instrument'  called  the  Dosimeter.  The buildings on the exercise  ^grounds have all an appearance  wall down and into the casualty  clearing depot.      She  told   me.nity  she had enjoyed the .experience j  ~~  and had great praise for the rescue party.  By approximately 10 p.m.  everybody was in action, the  wardens, the rescue party and  the self-help were on the job  and about this time it was reported that all casualties had  been rescued. Here the self-help  feeding parties made fires in  the open, using bricks from  the blown up buildings for an  outdoor stove . as previously  taught, and lumber from the  destroyed building for fuel,  hot tea and- coffee was made  and hot ' dogs cooked for all  even to the many spectators  who had come in from Arnprior  to watch the event.  It was a most interesting and  Coast News Jan.  6,  1955.    7  instructive course as well as a  clincher convincing one of the  need for the organization of  Civil Defence in every coriimu-  I.O.O.F. Sunzhins Coast  Lodge No. 76 meets Gibsons Legion Hall, 2nd and  4th Fri: Ph. 104J. Box 111.  MURDOCH'S  Wishes Everyone .  a HAPPY and;"-'  PROSPEROUS:  i  -ts��       ta&        tJ��  ill POTATO  CHIPS  *. ���> v  r  :-.������������;.  We Remind You That  FOR WINTER WEATHER  CLOTHING  FOOTWEAR  & GENERAL SUPPLIES  SHOP AT  MURDOCH'S  MARINE SUPPLIES  Phone 11-J  V PENDER  HARBOUIi:1  r^rf.^?*  ���'rC'T  U  /;',�����'  Norman  Stewart  Local Sales \Rep.;:  .Phone Gib&ms 67 A  '���'i..v'..:-.  ; *��^...  =a=t=Xsc  ,-i.^.   ���������in'{':������  vrrrr  .... ,.'.i..,  SecKelt jVjTptor Transport  >.-���;. '  Subject to the consent of the Public Utilities Commis-.  sion of British Columbia, the undersigned iDropdses to alter;  its Public Passenger Time Schedule effective January '4, 1955-  as follows: '���'���    ��� ���"'  We Don't Take in^Washing  BUT weM  :  ma  L.  ROBERTS .-|r-S. ANDERSON;  Visitors to Vancouver in the.  past two weeks were Mr, - rand  Mrs. R. Doyle, Mrs. -Joy Limo-  insel, Mrs. H.. Willis, Mrs. ,; >; R.  Kolterman, JVIr. <������ J. Anderson-  and Kei^: Anderson, Mrs, T.  Mosier and son Brad, all back  -npv-r  after- Christmas  shoppins.  Mr. anHi Mrs. B. Cormack  journeyed , to Vancouver.-��� to  spend the holidays with their  family. Also in the city to be  with families during Christmas  an<i New Year are Mr.' and  Mrs. Ken Anderson and daughter Debbie, Mr. and Mr5;'. D.  Roberts, Cheryl and Stephen.  The bospifal auxiliary which  is forming over at Redrooffs  and Welcome Beach has invited  a Halfmoon Bay group to participate, ar- a separate unit, in  a common fund raising scheme.  Those who are interested could  get  in touch with Mrs. Kolterman.  of having been destroyed arid  blown up and something like 15  'live' csualties" were placed 'in  the ruins, hidden, as well as  about 10 dummy casualties,  .which the rescue party had to  find before the exercise was  completed. One'of our B.C. students, a Mrs. Sutherland from  New Westminster acted as one  of the .'live', casualties and she  was found on ihe third floor of  the building partly blown up  and she was buried under the  debris: ;  The rescue party strapped  her to an emergency stretcher,  lowered her  over    the    rubble  (a) Increase the service ex Sechelt 6:lo p.m. and ex;  Vancouver 7:45 p.m. to DAILY service instead of trips on'.  Friday and Sunday as at present. :'  (b) Give service on'th-9 Upper/Road east of Roberts;  Creek on daily trips ex Sechelt 6:15 a.m. and ex Vancouver/  1:30 p.m.  (c) Add two trips daily to Powell River^ex Vancouver  7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m;; ex Powell River 6:00*a.m. and 3:00  p;m.. ' ' '   ;   ���       ;';���/ ',;   ' :���'..  (d) Service between Klinedale and Garden Bay will  be Tuesday, Friday and Sunday only, arriving- Garden Bay  v ' ���*���'-.'  11:40 a.m., leaving 5:15 p.m. S-;*i'-r  (e) Halfmoon Bay Stop will be'at Kolterman's Store  on the hig-hway, not 'Privtt's Store as formerly. ���;���:;'    : ;:;"''  ���SsehaSi Mot��r Transport Ltd- ';.'���  CECIL C. LAWRENCE, ;        :���  President. .'.-.'  This advertisemenf is not pobJ'shod or displayed by  the Liquor Control Board or by the Govc-rntrient of British Columbia 8    Coast News Jan.  6,  1055.  3,66.9 from T&x for Gibsons  The Village of Gibsons Landing will receive $3r669.46 from  the interim distribution of the  Social Services Tax in December, according to a release from  the Department of Municipal  Affairs.  This is a direct return from  the five percent Sales Tax.  Twenty^ percent of the net tax  collected is distributed'tD the  municipalities on the basis of  population, calculated according to the 1951 Dominion Census figures. The remaining 80  percent of this tax is returned  to consolidated revenue, from  which is paid hospital insurance  an/d other provincial expenditures.  In cases where the municip  alities levy their ...own school  taxes, the school^ population figure is added to the actual population figure, in computing  the amount of Social Services  tax paid to them.  The Hon. W. A. C. Bennett,  premier and minister of finance  announced the interim distribution to the 113 incorporated  municipalities in the province.  Total involved is $5,500,000.  This amount is slightly less  than the interim distribution  last year and reflects the degree of contraction to date in  the returns from this source.  The. cheques are being mailed so that they Will be received by the municipalities before  the end of; their fiscal years.  SPECIAL  Ladies' Shoes: Regular to $7.50  On Sale at $3.95 and $4,95  TASELLA SHOPPE  tPHONE 29-J gECHELT  ,|^���^,,���b , ';,i'.-;.",,.X  I'...   ������'������'        ���        *^=  So���'54 is gone  and '55 is here  ��� *�����. jt.t.....      ���.   .'. i ���', > i  .���,..,.  some  GLEAR-QIJT SPECiAl^l  m��  t".  m USED "GURNEY" COTTAGE MODEL  ELECTRIC &M4GE ~ to dear: $90  v        i     (60 Day Guarantee)   ���',  ...'. ��� .*' ���  * USED "FftlGIDAIRE" 6 t* 7 cu. ft  .O.ECTRfC REFRIGERATOR - $159  (60 Day Guarantee)  ��� 4 USED ELECTRIC WASHERS  ��� 1 USED OIL BURNING RANGE  ��� 4 USED COAL-WOOD RANGES  New truck ferry rate classifications announced by 'Black  Ball Line for trucks moving  between Vancouver, B.C., on.  the mainland and Nanaimo on  Vancouver Island aboard the  fast 'motorvesel Kahloke.  Rated on closer weight classifications, the. new Black Ball  truck ferry rates are subject-to  further cost reductions through  commutation rates for frequent  crossings, said I. D. Birse, Black  Ball vice president.    :  New one way rates are based  on empty weight of the . truck  and apply in either" direction  to any of the five daily trips. ,  The rates covering load, if  any, and also driver's fare are  as follows:  Under 4,001 lbs., $7; under  6,001 lbs., $12; under 8,001 lbs.",  $16; under 10,001 lbs., $-20, under 12,001 lbs., $24; under 14,-  001 lbs., $28;: under 16,001 lbs.,  $32; under 18,001 lbs., $36; unP  der 20,001 lbs., $40; under 26,-  001 lbs., $52; and under 30,001  lbs.; $60.  For trucks of 30^001 lbs., or  over, there is an added charge  of $2 per 1,000 lbs; or fraction  thereof to the base charge for.  30,000 lbs.  ��� The Kahloke with its ;high  ;^j^ferhe&d cle^ynanpe of 12 feet,.  six��� inches per-mW'3i&^n�� #f  high loads. The'fast motqr ferry leaves Nanaimo bra a year ."  round Schedule of five daily  trips at 6 aim., 10 a.m.* 2 p.m.  6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Departures  from Horseshoe Bay ih West  Vancouver also are five times  daily including 8 a.m., 12 noon;  4 p.m. 8 p.m. and 12 midnight,  "In scaling Black Ball, truck  rates to 12 weight classifications," said Mr. Birse, ''we qpe  dividing our ���former schedule.  of eight charges. This gives  trucking firms the advantage  of paying fqr actual weight: rather than .for general weight.".  a MARINE OR RANCH SPECIALS  ' ���. ��� *  $ 2 USED GAS ENGINES  1   &   1 3-4   HLP.  $25  9 Fairbanks-Morse HOME WATER  TER*: JET, PUMP/TT^, etc., 10% OFF!  ��� FIRST GRADE SHINGOUNE  DISCONTINUED OOLC RS  Five Gallon Cans 25% OFF  Knou/lss  Phone 33  -HARDWARE  LTD.  Gibsons, .RC.  Distilled in Canada and distributed by The  House of Seagram  This advertisement is not published or displayed by  the Liquor Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.  ...oit course  for Fishermen  School bells ring in March  for British Columbia fishermen.'���'. ��  The University of British  Columbia's department of extension and the Federal Department of Fisheries will offer r a  free short course covering the  latest fisheries information and  methods, March .13 to March 25  in. the Youth graining Centre  adjacent to the campus.      i  Enrollment is limited to $0,  and applications must be receiv.-*  ed by Jan. 20. Only profession-  al fishermen, recommended by<  fisheries organizations, will be  eligible? Room, board, tuition,  and transportation costs will  be paid by the government.  Participants may bring their  wives at their own expense.  Courses will include fishing  gear,, boat design and care*, .engines, fish detection apparatus,  navigation, . fish. ^ conservation,  fishing biology, improvement of  fishing quality and oceanography, including ocean    tempera-  BY CHtfCK TOMPKINS  Here we go into a new year  and there aire a great number  of important sports features  coming up, so to satisfy my inflated ego I naturally must  have my say and here is what  I think will happen in sports  in '55:    . ,..  Montreal Canadiens    to, .win  the Stanley ��� Cup ���    the  -Gibsons Boxing Club to be a    real  success ��� the Vancouver- Canucks not to win the    WHL    ���  Little League Baseball to start  rolling on the Peninsula possibly  with some help    from    the  newly formed Kiwanis Club ���  the New York Yankees not to  compete in the World Series ���  the B.C. Lions to win at least  five ^games ��� the Grey Cup final hot to be    played    in    the  ���West ��� the Mid-Peninsula Softball League to thrive, in '55���  /Rocky Marciano to defend and  retain his title twice��� the. EL-  phinstone  Cougars not to beat  the Gibsons    Commercial    basketball team but the Commercial boys won't beat the - Harlem Globe Trotters ��� a    new  coach for the Gibsons Firemen  possibly, Norm MacKay ��� the  Pentictora   Vee's   to    win    the  world hockey championships in  Germany    and    their    playing  edach Grant Warwick   to   win  the Vancouver Sun's Athlete of  .the ^ear    Award    ���-    Wilson)  TOrVek and, Port Mellon to    be  : &��" && ���#$&��%;���,. fo;;>I?ejito^la/  softball ���,���-the mile^iot tcr :b&  run 'in1 less than four-minutes���'  an acute shortage of,, umpirefe  in softball    this    year ��� unless  some recompense is    made    by  the league ��� better attendance  at "local sports    features ���    a  great many ball players changing teams if the local executive  does.not bring in. a    resident's  clause for players -��� this writer; to make as   many    predictions as last ��� year, ,; only   this  year more will be right.  :J^VeU^- that's ;what I vthink ."'of  ���SPfn��. .p|,.the^pa3or'ian^./: miner  "sp^r"j&...fcfat'urfs;������. coming up: .o^fcjf  .%$���'-"��� J^|��ijr;;^ve^ your own  opinions '.buti thfelv ,dif*terehce^   is  thjjfr I ^write mine -and. grin arid  begr it while you can sit back  arid say "I told you so."  ;^       BOWLING NEWS v  . Peninsula   Commercial: 5-Pin  League Playoffs:      Team    high  three, Peninsula Building,3,010*  .\';Te'am;,'high.'. single,    M & W  Sioxe,  1,058.  ���   .Men's high single, Don Caldwell, 368..  .Women's high  single,     Don>  ith}*- Smith, 238. :  Men's high  three,  Don Cald-.  w^iir;759.r ���  ; ��� >Vpmen's high   threes    Helen  Thqrburn, 671.  y^<'   �����,">/'/  "pllajg e Finan ee  /(Continued from Page: 1);    '  With this, I would suggest that  sighs be placed at the four  main entrances to the Municipality marking, the' entry; I notice this is quite commonly  done throughout the  and  adpoining states.  This last night be: of < some  help in controlling the plague  of itinerant peddlers, and, hucksters,  thurh   at best 'only    a  ^s,"sahnniesrturbulenceT^up\ I ^g��\ T'hese   gfnit*>  frequently  provmefe  Putting his .title on the line, Earl Walls, Canadian heavyweight boxing champion, pens his name to a contract which will,  pit him^against James J. Parker of Barrie, Ont., on Jan. 11 at  Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto! Assisting the champ is promoter^  Frank Tunney, who expects the match to draw in the neighborhood of $50,000 for the title bout; The.bout,���orignially scheduled;  ini November; was postponed when Walls injured his back in.  training.  ...��  tions pertaining to septic tanks  and sanitation in general wete  thoroughly overhauled^ and amended, and the results should  be beneficial. I suggest that  during the coming year a very  careful and thorough study be  made of the Zoning bylaws in  particular, and allied to that,  the Building Regulations Bylaw  .^irith a,view to possible amendments; ftdoubt If, either' of, these  bylaws are completely- adequate  to meet the changing conditions.; However, though I can  see the weaknesses, I am not  prepared at this time to make  any definite recommendation  toward correction. I believe if  the Board took the matter in  hand, perhaps appointing a  committee to study the whole  situation, such a . committee  would be very likely ^ to come  up with at least some of the  answers. ,  "IP.       {Respectfully -'submitted, ���'  ROBERT BURNS,      v  Clerk. \  10 CARS FOR 43  There are ten motor vehicles  registered for every 43 Canadians. Alberta has 10 for every  31 persons. Ontario leads in  passenger cars at ten per 44  persons.  pjwf  (fkffi**  ��..*���  ...' th�� UjtteM ��U*t. Then Irons ��ll  ever llw fr*e world come ��uch ��*��-  meat* m iImm ftom readers of THE  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR,  ab ifiiernatioMl daily ��ewtpaper:  ~The MwUor.i* m*H tvA-  m��   /��r   Mfreifhi-thmkiBg  p&OplQ. ...  ' myAr^>A����f��Weo��^��r  but pty m&itcalion ���������#  from the Monitor. <. . "  Tk* Monitor gbtntme id**?  for my nark. ..."  */"irirfy  mpy  U*  ���������  Yen, tee, will find the Moakor  inforiMtive, with complete world  new*. Yea will dieeever �� eeaatrue-  thre viewpoint ia every aewe ilery,.  Vte ��he coupon Below.  .  ��� te���� *a> *ia*e> *fc wa'^^'e* ���"*������** *^* ^* ^* "*"  The Canrtiea .Seience- Monitor^. -r;  o^^TJo*w.r?tif*w' -.<*"������-- ���  Bjeeioa ,-,15,^ Mae^v Vt S. A..    > *  ' frtit9*.4*i*&lii* TKe'XJkrtaitia  Science Moaitor for. o��e yeer.   f  ��b��1o�� $15 Q  (�� moi. $3.75) O  (nmte)  ��        t-  {mddrttt)  *  --...(.    .I.......  (��'y).,  ,   (**��e)  a  welling, currents, sea bottom f**���* bargains of very- debatable value, take a . considerr  able    amount    of    trade    that  fish    food  contours, and basic  supplies.  Students will also learn  about international law in relation to fisheries, international  agreements, first aid, fire protection, insurance, shipwreck  and rescue. Field trips, films  and evening �� entertainment  have also been planned.  ., Further information or applications may be obtained from  A. V. Hill, Department of Extension, University of British  Columbia.  Wife Preservers  might well go through , bur local' merchants. Thisi problem,  seems tp be a continual headache to about every municipality in the province. .���.'..'��'  *   During  the   year the  regula-  Good News  for A.A.A.  Members!  I s  FREE SERVICE CALLS  & TOWING  Up to $6  IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE  Have you a flat tire? Won't the car start?  Don't lose your temper, don't get diity . . .  Just give us ^ call!  We're on Duty 24 Hours a Day  ���'"���'.   '.'���'.'*���,'������������'���'' ',.���������.'.������ '.::.'',.   ;    :' ������.'.'...;'; '������'r, '.       ���>'. ���'������',  :.'.' Q:.':' :':  ;:-.;\:'/.:-Ajrioth0r" n^ew service of the  S & S S&Mce Statipii  PHONE 31 or 61K GIlfeONS .  iiiiE'S DRESS SBOPPES  ANNUAL '  20% OFF ALL  (SEE OUR,HALF-PliiCE  JANUARY 7 to 15  TABLE)  PHONE 35K  It is a crood idea to protect your nev  canister set on the bottom by waxing \l   I  GgBSOMS  THEATRE BLDG.  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