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Array ���; ':$!-  xxyy  Proviaatal X-ibrary,  Vicvtor4at 5. C,  Fublished   in   Gibsons/ B.C.  Volume. 10, Number 1.  January 5>  1956.  Serving the Growing  Sunshine Coast  From   Squamish  to Pender Harbour  7 The first f*ve buildings of  the new motel at Garden Bey  are under construction. Work  is going ahead under the direction of Mr. Roy Taylor. Al  Lloyd who is owner of the  .motel states there will be 12  standard units, 2 fisherman's  units, and.a coffee shop, ready  by May first. -       .  I.  All furnishings and appliances will be modern, and the  units will be without chimneys. Mr. Lloyd will decide  later whether they will be electrically or gas heated and  eqipped.  The location is between the  ���highway and the bay. just below the turn as one enters  Garden Bay. Many of the large  native tre.es have been preserved and it is planned to have  the original landscaping done  before the first unit is opened.  Mr. Ian Woodburn of Pender Harbour, for some years  administrator of St. Mary's  Hospital is leaving shortly on  the advice of his physician. He  must cut down on work and  rest for; a time.  Mr. "Vy"oodburn will be. succeeded by Mr. Dickson from  Prince George, Col. Johnstone  announces. ;  Mr. TDickson has been administrator of the hospital in  VPriiice George. He came to  Canada in./1943 from Britain:,  where' he was an accountant  with the civil service for 13  years. ��� '���'   "  He arrives in Pender Harbour on Jan. 16. followed a  little later by his .wife and  three children.  . Mr. Jack- Mayne is returning officer appointed fcr the  plebisite.on incorporation -of1  Sechelt as a village, Jan.    2i.  There are 201 voters concerned in the area which it is  proposed to incorporate, and  everyone of them is urged to  vote.'   _' .. : '.;���'���/ vj,..  Full legal data on the daii,  place and time of the voting;  will be published, in next  week's Coast News, along with  a full description of all bound-  ries of the proposed village  area.  Mai! changes  Jim Marshall, Gibsons Post  Master, announces that due to  a change in Ferry Service, effective Friday, Jan. 6, there  will be a change in. mail service to and ,. from Gibsons  post office: 7 7 x  . The mail wiUV arrive via the  ferry arriving at Gibsons at  79.30 a.m. so. will ;not be ready  7j*Qfc^di^  one hour later. Specific time  of*; arrival and departure will  be announced  later.  last month  All businesses int er v tewed  on the Sunshine Coast; froin  Pender Harbour south, report  that December 1955 proved to  be the best December known  in the area. -  Every firm having even  approximate figures available  agreed that there has not been  so much business, and of so  good a kind in any one December to date.  Increases so far available  vary between an estimated 15  and 50 percent over the previous high. Many report much  less credit buying,' a smaller  layraway business, with a' 'better cash turn-over and a bigger overall volume.  ���.'        ���  Mrs. Bates dies  A funeral service for Eleanor Francis Beaumont, wife of  David Bates, of 0ranthams  Landing, who died, in her  sleep Dec. 29, was held in  Vancouver at the Crematorium, With the Rev. Mr. LOve of  Vancouver  officiating.  Mrs. Bates is survived' by  her husband David, three  brothers, Bob, Alan and Tom  Scott of Vancouver and one  sister, Leili, in < Scotland.  Mr.-, Bates, and her friend  Mrs. Workman of Granthams  Landing were the two rer  mainihg founders of the Glen-  coe Lodge- Locally, Mrs.;Bates  was prominent in the Dramatic Club, which, was active for.,  years in tfthe ' Gibsons-Grant-  hams area.  Off to Britain  Chief Petty Officer Laurie  Farrar returned to Roberts  Creek for Christmas, the first  time in 14 years. He spent  the holiday with his wife and  7-year-old .daughter, at Lynd-  Thursti the; home  of    Mr.   and  Ih ejtrly January he#and his  family leave for England,  where Chief- Petty Officer  Farrar will take an 18-month  gunnery course.  . Visiting at the same time  was Laurie's mother, Mrs. R.  N.  Reeves  and her husband.  SECHELT    DRAW  The $40. hamper  first ��� prize  raffled \by the Sechelt-Volunteer Fire Brigade Dec. 22, was  won by ticket 89 held by Mrs.  Jessie Lucken of Wilson Creek.  The sedohd prize, a doll's  house, wasVWon by ticket 928  held by Mr/.O^R. villson of  Roberts Creek'Vpknd the third  prize, a twin hoi_tej/,> M:, was  won by ticket 939 ^helci.,, by  -John Johnson A of Hal_J_i'c.on  Bay. . .;  LEGION DANCE  A .turkey and ham''''supper .  was a  feature,of the  evening  at the Legion New Year's Eve  celebration  in  Gibsons, which,  was well attended and highly '  successful.  WRONG CHARGE  In a recent Police Court.  News report, the charge against  James Deally of Agassiz was  incorrectly reported. It should  have read " Being charged  with driving while h_s license  was  suspended".    .  WINS   HAMPER  Mr. J. O'Shea  of Port Mellon was winner    of    the    St.  Mary's Altar  Society hamper.  Wilson Creek  BY MRS. D. ERICKSON  Visitors to and from the dis-  rictincluded Mr. and .Mrs. Ted  Norburn, who spent a week,  with relatives in Vancouver;  Miss B. Vigoe and Dick  Creighton who called in on  their way   to  Madeira   Park.  Bob and Audrey Wood of  Powell River visiting Eleanor  and Gus Crucil, who also" en;  tertained Bill and Vi. Gibbons  with their children the pre-  ious week. ���  The Bert    Brack_vs    spent  \ New Years with relatives     at  Mission. ������_,.'.  Doug and Marie Oike entertained New. Year's Day with  their. usual traditional Japanese hospitality. The national  dishes prepared by Marie were  enjoyed by many friends. Starr  Tyscn among those present,is  still sporting his New Years  bonnett, slightly the worse for  wear,  though.  An   enthusiastic    crowd    of  over  a  hundred  attended   the  New Year's  Eve party in: the  .Coinmunity Hall. The hall was  :<g^.:&{i��v  Smart party hats    and   noise  makers    were    distributed    in  time   for  Hands''"'ArOurid, .and  the singing of Auld. Lang Syne.  The Conga lineand the dancing   demonstrated no   need  of  dancing lessons.  ���Mrs.  Stan Forbes  and Mrs.  George  Kraft made ; the. affair  the success it was,   'with   -the  :help   of ..their   husbands,   Mrs.  C, Henderson  and. Mrs.   Mac-  leod   and  others.  Out of town visitors attending with local friends included  W..PV and Mrs. McDermid, Sel-  Vma Park; Mr. and Mrs. CH.  Ryde, Victoria; Sue and Billy  Wood from Hotham Sound.  Marion Ross, formely of Wilson Creek and Mrs. Buddy  Woods of Powell River.  Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Mayne  had as their guests from Hong  Kong over the Christmas holi-  ,days Mr. and Mrs. James Tin-  son who arrived on the S.S;  Jepperson Maersk from- Hon^.  Kong, Dec. 12. They are niece;  and nephew of the Maynes  and intend to make their home  in Vancouver. ' ��� -��� V  . They were married on Nov.- i  in Hong Kong and honey?  mooned on board ship to Vanl  couver; \  Mrs. Tinson is a registered  Nurse and served with the?1  British forces in Malaya and-  Hong Kong and had some*  wonderful experiences in the]  Malaya jungles at the -various  hospitals. She can tell plenty  of tales about the terrorists^  and acts of heroism by Brit-*  ish ?troops in the jungle. o  Mr.  Tinson had  an    imppr-7  tant position with a large ship-;  ,   ping firm in Horig TKorig ' buf;  I.-prefers yCanada jfor   liis :,^<|i^'.  fA ���ianet 1^ ":  a  wonderful trip from    Hong  ^ Kong calling in at Formosa  and most of th# Japanese  ports. Mr. Tinson states there  are almost 3,000,000 Chinese  in Hong Kong. and are coming from Communist China by  the thousands every day. Mr.  Tinson thinks it is a good  place to. stay away from at the  present.  Following the practice established several years ago I  have the honor to again, present an annual report, which  will attempt to summarize the  work accomplished during the  Pflst year, and so far as possible forecast the needs and  possibilities during the period  ahead.  Water Department: It does  not seem likely that any important extensions of mains or  branches will be required in  1956. However, there are some  reports of impending development in the area" between the  Glassford and Gower Point  Roads; if this goes ��� forward  water service will be required.  As yet, neither the Glassford  Road, nor the adjacent lane  allowance (Which is the logical route for service main) is  right-of-way cleared:    I    hope  we never again are forced to  carry on, as in the early days,  by installing mains before  right-of-way is completely  cleared.  The water system appears  to be in good condition: during  the year a couple of leaks, resulting from causes other than  age deterioration, were located and repaired. Supply appeared' adequate at practically  all times, except during a  severe cold spell, when the  combination of many persons  letting taps run, .and many  other burst pipes, caused so  much waste that demand almost exceeded supply and reserve. At the same time, it  must be realized that early  steps must be taken to augment  supply.  Demand on the    system    is  increasing rapidly, and appar-  RITCHEY CHAIRMAN  Long  pilings  shipped put  Loads of long pilings, some  a hundred feet- in length, are  being hauled through Gibsons  streets.  These fine straight sticks  are coming frc-m the property  of W. Messenger, at Gower  Point with Eric Inglis in charge  of the hauling. They are being  loaded .on scows at Hopkins  Landing, where the Vancouver  Tug Company is hauling them  to the Fraser River. Here, they  pass through a mechanical  peeler, and re-loaded on scows  for Port Alberni, where they  will' .be used as' piling in the  construction of the new H.R.  MacMillan plant there.  Chuck Eadie, cf the Island  Pole and Piling, has theV contract for the production of  7these  pilings  A.E. Ritchey, commissioner  was chosen chairman of the  village commission. at Monday  night's meeting in the municipal hall.    ���  M. Ritchey will serve as  chairman for the next year.  He was nominated by . Commissioner Ballentine. After the  vote which was unanimous,  ���chairman Ritchey said he  would strive to do his best at  all times. He thanked the commissioners for having selected  him as chairman. Commissioner Ballentine was chosen vice-,  chairman. 7  v \&$3)J^&&9.$7:��he-^y;^o,UjSyVdfe  partmehts were elected next  and they were. Roads, parks  and beaches Commissioner Ballentine; water, Commissioner  Crowhurst; finance, Commissioner Wilson and fire, building and health, Commissioner  Mylroie.  The two new Commissioners Harold Wilson and    W;H.  95 years old  Mr. Sam Armour cf Gibsons  celebrates his 95th birthday on  Tuesday, Jan 10, and is still  hale  and  hearty.  A professional baseball player in his younger days, Sam  now enjoys sport by radio or  TV. Until this past year, he  always opened the ball season  with .his opening pitch.  He came to Gibsons in 1911  to retire, and has scarcely  stopped working at something  ever since. The installation of  the oil-burner at the Lowden's  home where he lives was . a  great disappointment to him,  since cutting the fuel was one  of his- favorite occupations,  next to gardening and caring  for his fruit trees.     -  Mylroie were introduced to  the commission. by Robert  Burns, village clerk who swore-  them in as commissioners.  Following completion of the  setting up of the department chairmen and selection  of the chairman the clerk read.  ������, /1    .    ��� ���  his annual report to the commissioners carried elsewhere  on this page.  KINSMAN BALL. \  The Kinsmen's Ball in -Gibsons on New Year's Eve was  an enjoyable affair, with.' the  hall filled but not crowded.  Everyone enjoyed the.7vfun  and the dancing and reported ���  cne of .'the'best evenings ever  held by  the  club.  Art- P i Hing ret i res  Art Pilling, for 22. years  with the Highways. Maintenance branch, announces - he  has submitted his resignation  from the department and that  it was accepted. .-...:.  He is now waiting ..to. turn,  over Tthe.position 7:to a -new  foreman as soon as an ap?  pointment has been made.  When, asked about his plans  for. the future he said he had  nothing  definitely setl.ed. yet.  Drummond  is honored  ,-. a .,>.-James-x. ���J_>*'i*p!vu-a^ndv^i:fiti2^��:  ing chairman of the village  commission was honored by  members. \of the commission  after the final meeting of last  year with the presentation of  a pen and pencil set.  Mr. Drummond has been  chairman of the commission  for five years, first in 1948,  then in 1952-3-4 and 1955. He  introduced himself to municipal politics through serving  as an auditor in the late '20's  and early  '30's,  He served as a commissioner  in 1948-9 and 1950 but he did  not serve in 1951 then was reelected in 1952 to serve on the  commission until his retire- ,  ment at the  end of the year.  Presentation of the pen and  pencil set was made by Commissioner Ritchey en behalf  of the commission. Along with  the set, a letter of appreciation signed by all the membrs  of the commission was given  to Mr. Drummond.  Mr. Ritchey said he had noted during his term of office  the meticulous manner in  which Mr. Drummond carried  out his duties and he was sorry  the commission and the village  was-going to lose the services  of amah like Mr. Drumond.  Mr. Drummond said hG was  sorry to have to give up his  commission duties but would  be.' able to look back oh the ;  years of. service on behalf of ���  the' Gibsons village and hoped  that the future of; the; commissioners would be'.as interesting to them as the experience  was (to' him. '/��� -J--  ;  NOT FRIENDLESS  -Tlie  village cominision    has  freinds apparently.  Bob Burns, village clerk, reports, heV received through the  mail two Christmas cards for  the commission from ratepayers.  On behalf of the commission  Mr. Burns has expressed their  thanks for the cards and hopes  the idea will continue through  the year - the friendly attitude that is.  .NAVY  VISITOR    ..      .  Will and Betty Lennox visited .Betty's family, the Rocky  Grays in Gibsons over the  holiday. Will, who. is with the  Navy, called on his . working  pals at.the Coast News before  he left.  Will has left for Halifax  where he and Betty will be for  the next two years. The Navy  is fine Will says and. L_ expects to enjoy the cour>e and  the change.  REPLACES  FRED  MILLS  Gordon -Reeves of  tRoberts  Creek replaces Fred Mills ;as,"  foreman on  the  B.C.     Power  lines! following    Fred     Mill's  ���transfer to Terrace, B..C.  Gordon is a long time resident of the area, having lived  at Roberts Creek, for the past  39 years. He. has been with the  B.C.,Power for nine years.  FARMERS INSTITUTE  Howe Sound Farmers Institute will hold its annual meeting Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. in the  basement of the School Hall.  Reports will be read and there  will be election of officers.  ently will do for some time.  Another pumping unit perhaps  should be installed without  delay; perhaps further well-  drilling should be done at the  water lot, and perhaps ; also  near the gravity source; it  might be well to look into the  question of deep-well pumps,  during the past year estimates and prices were obtained on several pumps of this  type, and another unit similar to that in use now.  I must again refer to previous    suggestions     that    more  water  meters be  installed. In  my opinion the    only    sound   .  system is   100   percent  metered. Certainly, we cannot    attain this right away, but    we  could work toward it by, as a   t  start, placing meters    on    al* .  services  except single    dwelling    premises;     and    perhaps  putting  all  new   services    ori  meter.   In  case  anything   like .  that is attempted, study should  be  given to types    of    meter  boxes that would  be    better,  easier to operate, and cheaper  in the long run, than our present system. . .  Municipal Hall: During    the  year we  added, a number    of  filing cases that are    proving  quite satisfactory. As far as I  can see, it should net be nee- ..-  essary  to spend much during  the coming year, on Municipal,  Hall or  equipment.   However,  and unfortunately, it will   be'  necessary to expend very considerable sums  on new forms    '  of  printing (tax    notices,   tax  yt  receipts,  etc., and  various re- , ^  cord books) to take    care    of   the    new    methods    required1  incidental to the collection of  >s_-haoiV4a;ce-s-by-the~village.  Float, Parks    and    Beaches:  It was not necessary during  the past year to spend    much.  on float, maintenance, due   in  a great measure to the purely  nominal   bills     submitted     by  the man who did- most of the  wcrk. It can be    hoped    that  the same may; be    true    next  year,     provided     that     some  means  are  found  to     enforce  the  several protective  regulations. During the past year a  start  was    finally    made    on.'  "Parks and Beaches", and very  good   work   accomplished,     at  relatively low cost.    Certainly  I hope this may be continued.  Fire  Department:    This Department    continues    to    give-  good service  to     the    village.  During the year a new engine  was installed  in     the     larger  truck;  also during the year it  was found necessary, iri order  to guard taxpayers funds from  expenditure  that had   nothing  to do with those taxpayers, expenditures which perhaps were  of very doubtful legality, to order that no further service be  given outside the Village limits, except to properties cf the  Seohelt School Board.-  Also during the year a fire  oc.ured in the. fire hall, apparently caused by _a short circuit,  and resulted ���' inV considerable  damage .to building and' equipment. Losses are being replaced under our insurance  coverage.     . ���  ���During the year two stand-  pipes were placed on the new  branch main on Abbs Road. I  would again recommend that  perhaps two' more be placed  on the gravity main,, between'  the elementary sel i.ool and the  water .tanks. '' v  . Street Lighting: Six more��  street lights were ' installed  during 1955. It seems likely  that this should cover the needs  for a little while; of course,  more will certainly be required ' as more areas are developed, and more roads opened up  for travel.  Roads: Thi.-; department continues to be cne needing much,  expenditure, both in opening  up rones, and in giving permanent   surfacing  to  those in  (Coniimisd  on   page   5) Published   by_ Sechelt   Peninsula   News   Lid.  every Thursday, at Gibsons, B.C.  FRED. CRUICE,   Editor  and  Publisher  DO   WORTMAN.   Advertising   Manager  Member  B.C.   Div.,   Canadian   Weekly   Newspaper ��� Association  Box  128, Gibsons B.C. Phone 45W    -  Authorized Second Class Mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa  Rates of Subscription:  12 mos. $2; 6 mos. $1.25; 3 mos. 75c  United States and Foreign, $2.50 per year. 5c per copy  What will the Sunshine Coast be like at the end of 1956?  Topographically it will be about the same but even without a change in topography much probably will happen.  j The last year was one of progress and 1956 will also be  a year of progress. How fast the progress will develop  depends on circumstances,  Starting at the top end of the Sunshine Coast, power  service should be quite general in places now awaiting its  arrival. Something will be done about, the highway between  Sechelt and the end of the pavement at the top end. This  along with a supply of power will   make   many   persons  Happy.  There will be construction work going on in this area  and the first" visible sign of it is? construction of a motel at  Garden Bay. Other construction will follow once the road  is paved and power laid on.  Further down the line there is the case of Sechelt facing  a plebiscite which has its Hamlet-like situation ��� to be��or  not to be a village. More will be said about this in later  issues but for the time being it is one of the highlights-to-  come along the Sunshine Coast for 1956.  / For Gibsons there will be the probable removal of the  Black Ball Ferries slip to Hopkins Landing. This will make  some people whoop with joy and others feel sad ��� according to the type.of business in which you are interested.  Gibsons also faces a municipal problem in its lack of gar-'  bage collection. New blood has joined the village commission and the two new members might not be quite so  attached to the status quo as some people would like them  to be. Nevertheless the year for the village commission con-  ..-feams sufficient of interest that members of the commission  will not require any "crystal ball to gaze into.  7 The highway, to Port Mellon has been paved which will  aid the removal of the ferry to Hopkins Landing. With  the slip established there some building will be done in the.  vicinity. Further along the road, at Port Mellon there will  fcfea considerable amount of work done with the probability  Jaf more employees added and therefore greater pressure  put on existing habitations.  So after looking over the Sunshine Coast there is one  conclusion to bedraw_a]ad that is 1%^ inter  esting during the year. There is one phase of operations  not mentoined so far which should have a powerful effect  on the Sunshine Coast in the years to come and that will  be the construction of the B.C. Electric high power line  through to Powell River. Work is now progressing on preparation of the right-of-way. So with Black Ball -ferries' and  B.C. Electric taking more than a passing interest in the Sunshine Coast area it would be somewhat of a waste of time  ���to suspect the status quo will remain unscathed from  here on.  CANADIAN   LEGION  Sechelt Branch 140  MEETINGS: 1st Tuesday Each Month, at 8 p.m.  All servicemen Welcome  BINGO: Evenings commence Jan. 11  Everyone Welcome!  Redrooffs  BY, PAT WELSH 7  Christmas and New Years at  .Redrooffs and Halfmoon Bay  was quite a gay affair. Festivities began at Redrooffs on  Christmas Eve when the Jim  Coopers held theix annual open  house. Everyone admired the  lovely Chrismas tree, always  a special feature, which was  beautifully decorated by Miss  Marilyn Cooper and her house  guest Miss Wendy Higgs.  Duties at V.GJ3. Prevented  their other daughter Pat from  being present. Everyone had  a wc-nderful time greeting old  friends and neighbors and enjoying the good che.r provided in front of. the huge  fireplace. ���  Their guests for dinner on  Christmas Day included Mr.  and Mrs. B. Grundy and Mr.  and Mrs. Kingst.cn of Campbell River.  Boxing day, Mrs. J. Miekle  and Mr. A. Young of welcome  beach, entertained at a Tom  and Jerry party, there was a  host of other house parties and  several summer residents came  up for New Years, among them  being Mr. andi Mrs. T. Tschai-  kowsky, Mr. and Mi's. Piper  and family, Mr. and Mrs. D.  Dixon and family, Mr. Don  Rcss, bis sister and her husband. Mr. and Mrs Tip Corson  and Mrs. M. Gregg managed  to get up for a few days.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clay don  entertained their son and his  wife, Mr. and Mrs. George  Claydon, Linda and Franl? jr.  On _Jew Year's. Eve, Mr. and  Mrs. E. Graves cf Halfmoon  Bayi held open house. The  guests enjoyed dancing to the  musie of Mrs. Eva Lyons and,  Mrs. B. Rosebocm. and a sing  song until a few minutes before twelve.  They welcomed the New  Year in Rcyal style to the ac-  companyment of the sirens of  several tugs tied up in the Bay.  Tho_��e welcoming the New  Year at the Paddy Welshes  were __r. and Mrs. C. Tinkley,  Mr. and Mrs. D. Dixon, Mr.  and Mrs. J. Cooper and their  grandson Shane Welsh.  At the Piper home at Welcome beach were the Bill  Grundys and several  others.  Mr. and Mrs. Harcld Pearce  have returned after spending  the holiday with their children in Vancouver.  ��� Mr. arid Mrs. Frank Lyons  are back having been the  guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jack  Scalon for Christmas.  Mrs. Leta Hanney has returned after an absence of  three months, and Mr. Alec  Hanney has left fcr a stay of  two weeks  in Vancouver  Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bolderson  are spending a few weeks in  town accompanied by Mrs.  Bolderscns father, Mr. Allison  May of QuesneL  Mrs. E- Williamson, with her  daughter Nicola and son Paul  of Victoria spent tlie holiday  with.'her mother and father,  .Mr. and Mrs, Pete Meiise of'  Hydaway.  Mr. and Mrs. A. Stewart of  Welcome Beach are home after  a prolonged stay in Vancouver.  young trees, have taken an  awful beating this season and  the wanton waste and destruction is pitiful to see. Pine  trees have been left, naked  and bleak, their boughs stripped for decoration, trees have  been felled and left discarded  for better ones. Private property has been invaded and left  robbed of all young fir growth,  the trees going to the profitable markets. Soon.there will  be none left in an area which,  a few. short years ago, abounded with beautiful trees of all  sizes  and  kinds.  Mrs. Ruth Mitchell spent  Christmas with Mr. and Mrs.  S.E. Perkins ' in Berkeley California. <���  y.--i 7*ry<*  i( PATOM custom**���m*  ,    How on H. WV �� a" fc 5; ct_���H��-d ��*  ,*.    Berson Book of over y<)Ur cOPy-  ' *.�� _vinq values. > wov complete-  >, '-  <> %  Garden Bay  1      By Judiih Fletcher-  Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Pieper,  and son, Billy, cf West Vancouver, spent the Christmas  week at their summer ,home  in Pended- Harbour.  Mr. and Mrs. N.O. ��� Wilby  and family of North Vancouver, Spent Christmas with  Mrs. Wilby's parents Capt. and  Mrs. Jermain .in Pender Harbour.  Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Wray, of  Westmere Ledge, Spent a few  days in Vancouver last week.  Mr. and Mrs. Hector McCall  were in Vancouver for the'  Christmas  holidays  Mr. Archie Brown, of the  Fisheries Dept. is spending  his holidays visiting the coast  cities.  Mr. Dan McDonald has returned from a visit to Nanaimo.  Mr. J. Graham spent several  days in Vancouver last week.  Mrs. McQuarrie, who has  been a patient in St. Mary's  Hospital for the past couple  of months has left to visit relatives'in Vancouver.  Mr and Mr. John Wray are  spending a couple of weeks  visiting sons and daughters in  Vancouver.  Mr. Garry Bullette, of Bremerton, Wash., is visiting friends  in Pender Harbour.  Mr. Gehart Rernmem spent  Christmas with his mother in  Ne\v Westminster. v<-v ���,   .^  ���������������<  Mrs. Pixie Daly spent  Christmas Day with her sons  in Pender Harbour. ,   >;���  Mr. Ab. Burt has returned!  from a visit to Vancouver.  lMr. Robert Hulme was a  visitor to Naniamo last week  and returned home by way of  Vancouver.  Mr. Barry Farrell- s__4 Mr.  Harry Brown motored to Vancouver for the holidays.  Mr. and Mrs. Jack Potts  spent Christmas day - visiting  their daughter in Seattle.  An enjoyable Chritmas concert was given by the children  of the Irvine's Landing Elementary School. A special  treat of candies and favors  was past around for the chil-  .dren. ^  Gwen Lester who is attending St. Margarets School in  Duncan, is spending -her Christmas holidays with her parents  Mr.  and  Mrs. Mac Lester.  Miss Diana Lloyd, daughter  of Mr. and Mrs. Al. Loyd is  spending her Christmas vacation here. She is a pupil o^  York House School, Vancouver. ��� '-. -7-  Mr. Dick Wise was a visitor  to Vancouver last week/.  Mr. and Mrs. Rocky-Kennedy,  of Cache Creek; Mr. and Mrs.  Blaine of Vancouver, .and Miss  ��� Pat Reiter, also of Vancouver,  spent the Christinas season  with^Mr. and Mrs. Harry  Reiter.  "Mr. Warren Hartley was a  visitor, to North Vancouver  Christmas   day.  Miss K. Mulhall is spending two weeks visiting Mr.  and Mrs V Harvey Spalding of  Port Cpbuitlam.  Mr. and' Mrs. Llcyd / Davis  and Sharon Davis are spending a two. week holiday visiting coast cities.  Mr. and Mrs. N. Seymour  of the Fisheries Dept. were, in  Vancouver for a few days.  Coast News Jan.. f 1956  B..W.-M. BONE  Chartered    Account-ant  1045    West  PendeT  Si.  TAtlow  1954  VANCOUVER 1,   B.C.  I.O.O.F.  Sunshine  Coast  Lodge'No.76  meets Gibson's Legion Hall 2nd and  4th Friday each month.  Become a Part -���'  Owner igi Industry  One single investment can make  you a part-owner iri over 100  widely diversified, carefully  selected securities. For full  details contact your Investors  ; Syndicate representative:  Write or Phone  NEVILLE ASTLEY  District Manager j  503-640   W.  Hastings  Phone   Marine   5283  Vancouver 2.   B.C.  $yrid-ed!<_��  .O'.-CA   N A.O.-V..V* _. ., '.   -  IS2,  Commencing  Fri.   Jan.  6  GEORGE'S TAXI  Will Be Closed  for a' period of  TWO MONTHS  George and Mary Hammond are leaving for  _-��$-th reasons.  We wish1 all our Patrons  A HAPPY NEW  A  i  Phone 58  Gibsons.  !  4  AM  Roberts Greek  BY MRS. M. NEWMAN  Ricky Waller has returned  to the Creek after spending  the holidays with his family  in  Kerth Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. Reg Eades,  Teddy and Kathy. who spent  Chrismas with the R.J. Eades  at Midhurst Cottage, have re-;  turned to their home in Vancouver.  Mrs. Marian; Smith has re-  y.hirtipdx.tciy'Vk^#pver-- accom-  padieai _3^ her daughter ���Sheila,;  who will remain. to"celebrate���  her tdrthday there. .Mrs: -CJwea;,  Ripley, and Kitty. Ripley "are  vis��_i_|g*.I>r. and Mrs. C. McCoy in Tacoma en route to  their home in New Westminster.  Mrs. Helen Galliford's Kindergarten will re-cpen on Feb.  1, sb_ having gone to California for a well earned vacation.  Her headquarters will ..be Santa Monica where she will be  guest of Miss Helen  Shea.  Capt. and Mrs. Alan White  are now living on the Drink-  water property, he having  transfered to the   Bainbridge.  Young trees,    and    not    so  working to make  the word "drudgery  obsolete  homemakers  t  Each year, the magic of electrical power  i$ making work lighter for more B.C. homemakers,  WoricrW^^Vi^  meat, better livittg^uton.^^ ^v y '  Power Commission J_f working with alivpossibl��  speed and enterprise to bring low-cost  electricity to the greatest number of people.  ��_ _*>  DaVt  MISSION  {S_3_?g_3_5_5��p^ CBC News Service., now celebrating its fifteenth anniversary, processes more than  three million words of incoming copy a day in the prepera-  tion cf radio and TV newscasts for Canadians. F i v e  nationally known newscasters  are pictured above iri the CBC's  central news room looking at  a news script prepared for one  of the CBC's first newscasts  fifteen years ago; (L to *R)  Lamorit Tilden, Larry Henderson, Frank Herbert, Harry  Mannis and Earl Cameron.  Approximately 100 editors and  waiter are employed in news  gathering and editing fcr CBC  radio and TV newscasts.  GIBSONS NEWS  BY   PHYLLIS M.  HODGSON  Mrs.    Frank    Bushfield    is  spending several weeks    with  her daughter and family, Mrs.  ' Paul . Fountain     122     North  25th Ave.. Yakima,' Wash.  Miss Jessie Nkol of Vancouver was holiday guest of Mr.  and Mrs.  George Webb.  Bud White flew to Port  Alice to spend Christmas with  his parents.     ���  Mr. and Mrs. A;E. Ritchey  entertained the Choraliers following the annual carol festival held in the United Church.  Mr. and Mrs. Dave Rees  spent Christmas with their  daughter and family in Vancouver. Another daughter, Bessie   came  from    Calgary V for  the occasion.  *  *  *  Mr. and Mrs. C. Myers cf  Seattle were Christmas guests  of Mr., and Mrs. Ross Smith:  Mr. Meyers is Mrs. Smith's  father. Despite his 9.0 years  .he enjoys good mealth and  takes an active interest in  events and  travelling.  On- New Year's Eve, Mr.  and Mrs. George Hunter . entertained eight couples at a  pot-luck supper prior to the  Kinsmens ball.  Joanne Ritchey was home  for the holiday, enjoying a  specially happy Christmas having just received her nurse's  cap. On Christmas night Mr.  and* Mrs. Ritchey entertained  a number of friends, the highlight of the evening was    the  singing  of Christmas^ music.  ���'.*���*     *      -.  Mrs. Anna Wilander. who  broke her wrist just before  Christmas, is making good  recovery and is visiting her  daughter in Vancouver.  Capt. and Mrs. H. Metcalfe  are home after a short Christmas holiday in Vancouver.  Varsity students home for  Christmas included Warren  McKibbin, Jack Cress well,  Gene Bromgreh, and Pete  Slinn from U.B.C. and Ron  Cruice  form Saskatchewan U.  The true spirit of Christmas  was exemplified by Susan  \Fearn, Elaine Emerson, arid  Cindy and Penny Clarke, when  on Christmas Eve, the four  girls went the rounds singing  carols, turning in the proceeds  to  the VON. .  ���  ���   *���  ���  Mrs. Cole of North Vancouver was guest of her cousin  Miss Deacon of Headlands.  O/S Ian Cattanack aboard  HMCS Sxtssexvale, this Christmas , had the honor of being  captain for the day. This honor of being captain for the  day, is a naval Christmas tradition that goes to the youngest member aboard ship.  Mr. and Mrs. Henniker have  returned ����� from Vancouver  where they spent Christmas'  with Mr. Henniker's family.  On New Year's Eve, Mr.  and Mrs. J.P. Stewart.   enter- :  tained half a dozen, coupled at  a delightful:house party.  Christmas travellers' -return-,..  7ii)g home' include Mrs. Crowhurst an'd Albert, Mr.' ahd'7lMrs.  Keen. MrV anil Mrs. J. Marshall sr., Mr: and Mrs. Main-;  waring, Mr. arid Mrs. Christ-  erison, Mr. and Mr. Dobel, and  Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Grant.  Mr. and Mrs. Jules Schutz  enjoyed a specially happy  Christmas   with    Jimmy    and  \  Roma and the four small  grandchildren visiting * them.  The Schutz beautifully decorated home* has beeri an attraction to both young and  old alike. With the house entirely outlined with colored  lights, and standing in, the  garden a huge Christmas tree  aj blaze of colored lights, then  nature did its part with a fresh  fall of snow making an impression of fairy land.  *  *  *  Mr. and Mrs: Cooper from  New Westminster were here  for the Kinsmen ball, and were  guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wally  Peterson.  There was a family gathering of around twenty at tlie  -T.L. Davey home oyer the  Christmas holiday. Their son,  A.B.E.M. Rex Davey HMCS  Athabaskan was home for the  New Year holiday.  ...    Christmas  day has     double  .significance  for Mr.  and Mrs.  F.J. Wyngaert. It was also their  wedding      anniversary.      This  ^Christmas, Their 19th wedding anniversary, they entertained at a. large! family party.  The table was beautifully decorated and centered with a  two tier cake. A candle light  buffet simpler was - served, the  ga,yly lighted Christmas tree  adding beauty to the candle  light effect in the room.  *  *  *  Gibsons residents who spent  Christmas in hospital include  Mrs. Agnes Tate, Mrs. Kate  Bisset and Mr. Arthur Holden  in Pender Hospital and Mr. J.  Wardil hi Shaughnessy.  ��� Mrs. Wallatcr has arrived  from Edmonton to spend a  couple of weeks with her  daughter,. Mrs. Huxley Marshall" and family.'  ��  SOMTHING TO DO  When Lady Baden Powell,  widow of the originator of  the Boy Scout Movement, visited the Jamboree at Niagara-  on-the-Lake, she gave an address over television. She was  asked to account for the amazing growth of the Scout Movement and also thaf of the Girl  . Scouts.  It is just a little ever 30  years ago that Baden Powell  conceived the -idea of this  idealistic plan for young people, international in scope and  containing within its ranks, all  religions and nationalities, and  now having 67 different nations all committed to high  standards of living. In substance, Lady Powell said:    '  "In all nations there are  high-minded young people, full  of good-will towards each other  and anxious to get rid of .misunderstanding. They are not  willing to just talk about it,  they want to do something in  a practical way. So to-day  there are scouts in nearly 70  nations solemnly united in  pledges of good living for body  and soul."  There were over 11,000  scouts last August at the Jamboree and it was successful beyond all expectations, as for >  ten days these youngsters, under a thousand leaders lived  together in a grand fellowship;  one grand experiment cf goodwill.  The chief scout of New Zealand said: "It was an inspiring  sight to see boys of 32 nationalities    repeating    the    scout  oaths. The differences    among  us were superficial;    the high  purposes were shared by all.  It was a deeply moving sight  and thousands pf visitors drove  in to see the sight, it  was a��  prophecy cf the future    when  love shall   replace hatred    in  the world. Everyone  of those  11,000 boys went back to his  own country to be an ambassador of goodwill. They have  seen each* other and    in    one  sense, they have become missionaries.  One man who spent a week  at the National Exhibition in  Toronto said: MNothing I saw  there interested me so much  as the sight of over 10.000  Scouts as they marched past  the grandstand.  I  have    seen.  nothing  like it."  The  words of  Lady Baden-  Powell    are    impressive.    She  said the young people want  something to do. Each nation  gave demonstrations of how  things were done at home. Thev  cooked their native foods;  showed native arts, gave samples of native dances, played  their own music and abevo  every tiling else formed new  friendships.  There will be another    and  larger  Jamboree  in   1959.    In  Coast News Jan. 5 1956  3/  ���4  the meantime this grand movement continue* to grow and  we believe that mutual understanding will grow and the  words cf the prophet will come  true. "Men shall beat their  swords into plowshares and  their spears into pruning  hooks."  Our quotation is from the  Bible. Whatsoever thy hand  findeth to do, do it with all  thy might.  wi;eA_PDS  |    St-fCE ST���CE  HEADQUARTERS FOR  THE "PARIS" LINEMAN'S BOOTS $18.95 & $19.95  Full Line of Rubber Footwear  Good Selection of Women's & Children's Shoes  PHONE 25-G SECHELT  /  *   '.'.       ���'. r < - ' -      ,   ,  ��>'- -'"        ���   ���   ,  WINTER CARE  FOR YOUR  CAR or TRUCK  WATCH THAT  BATTERY!  Bon't let Cold Weather  Destroy your Pleasure  or your Efficiency  .^T^rr:  Mc  SAWS  SOLNIIt  SERVICE STATION  Phone 85T  Sechelt  Loppets can punch the pillows,;  scramble the sheets and bunch the blankets* .  but when the war is over Tex-made  is the winner. Long wearing beautiful  Tex-made sheets are the choice of  Canadian homemakers 5 to 1: Plain, fitted,  coloured or striped, in qualities to  "v.   fit every budget; Every bedroom la your  home, a showroom, with Tex-made  " *    ' sheets~yours for year��i  Sold at better stores everywhere  *;.  DOMINION TEXTILE COMPANY LIMITED  ..~_~.ju.TTT  ��__-  ___  ���*�����-  mimmm  _tt_- {_____ wm&��m  TO OUR STORE PATRONS:  WE   WISH   TO   ADVISE  THE UNION RED &  E *|t SECHELT  HAS NOT BEEN SOLD, AS REPORTED,  AND WILL  CONTINUE  GENERAL STORE  K  r-rsn  ��s$a^:  iUSINESS UNDER THE vMAMAGEMEN  OF MR. BOB KENT.  UNION ST-ASVi SKIPS, LTD  w�� 4        Coast News Jan.  5  1956  a       a  Joan Fairfax and Denny  Vaughan, singing star of the  Denny Vaughan show snuggle  up t0 keep out the cold while  they listen to their new winter  recording "By. The Fireside",  which also features My. old  flame, If you catch a little  cold and Button up'yc-ur overcoat.  Med. student loans  A special Medical Students'  Loan Fund has been set up as  one of the major objectives  of the UBC Development Fund  and initial donations to the  fund total $1850.  High fees for medical students and a longer term limiting opportunities for summer  employment combine to make  medical education the most expensive.  JOHN J. DUNKIN  Doctor of Optometry  906  Birks  Building  VANCOUVER, B.C.  ^(fWew  BY  Corsages  Weddings  Funeral  Designs  Plants  Flowers by Wire  Carole  Brakstad  PHONE   109M  GIBSONS  FOODS  FRESH & FROZEN  ,    MEN'S And WOMEN'S  WINTER WEAR  WINTER GEAR  For Fishermen or Loggers  MURDOCH'S  MARINE SUPPLIES  PENDER   HARBOUR  Phone 3F  Because the provincial government is endeavoring to  make sure that aH the school  districts are treated with equity and justice" regulations  to govern all of them are necessary, Education Minister Ray  Williston has informed the  B.C. School Trustees' Association.  But he added, government  regulations "should not be regarded as interference with  autonomy."  The department "has the  greatest confidence in school  boards and believes in each  board developing its educational system to> meet its needs."  he stated. To assist them the  government contributes from  45 to 95 percent of the cost of  education in the various districts, depending upon taxable  resourses of each.  Mr. Williston's statement  came in answer, to the B.C.  School Trustees' Association  resolution at the recent Quali-  cum Beach convention asking  for a check on centralization  of school authority, and for  restoration'to local authorities  of a "much larger degree of  control over administrative  matters which as: elected, rep-  reentatives of the taxpayers  they have previously enjoyed." '  The minister's statement is  included in the annual report  of the B.C. School Trustees'  Association now being prepared for distribution.  In another statement replying to a trustee resolution asking for revision of the present  chool building .manual he indicated the immediate objective is to meet B.C.'s constant:  demand for more classrooms  and building regulations are  designed to that end.  Mr. Williston admitted present construction standards, are  "conservative", but if more expensive schools were permitted fewer would be built and  a situation that i$ already difficult would be intensified.  Mr. Williston indicated a  new plan involving appointment of teacher-consultants by  school fcards, would be offered shortly along with regulations to govern" the appointments.  The convention had requested that increases in budgets  due to. higher teachers' salaries, whether by negotiation or  arbitration, be included in  "approved increases" in calculating government grants to  school boards.  He replied that "consideration will be given to the subject of this resolution when it  can be demonstrated that increases in assessments and  other factors do not compensate for the increases in teachers'  salaries.  "In other words," he said,  "if the burden of taxation for  school purposes is shown to  school purposes is shown to  bear too heavily on the local  taxpayer, revisions will be  made." ,7  He said it was not practical  to revise tlie grant calculation  formula annually as urged in  another resolution.  printing  csin  clone at  The ��oast Njeius  youth training  school at UBC  Registrations are now being  accepted for the annual Youth  Training School,, to be held ill  January and February, at the  Youth Training centre, Univeiv  eity  of B.C.  The eight-week School, sponsored by the federal department of labour and the B.C..  department of education, is  open to any rural young people between the ages of 16  and 30.  Purpose of the Youth Training school is to provide leadership training for form young*  people, to stimulate interest  in civic, citizenship and community affairs, and to stimulate an awareness of facilities  available through the various  federal, provincial and priv-  agencies,  and others.  Mr. and Mrs. Wally Peterson in their newly completed  home, have achieved, after ten  years of careful planning their  dream.  This roomy ultra modern  home size 27 by 40 is finished  with forest cedar siding and  pale green striated plywood  with peach end gables.  The special feature of the  large living room is the ��� fireplace with its bricked in wood  container on a raised slate  vaglio hearth. The brick work  of the fireplace is Roman tile  in colors rose and gray with  pastel green mortar. An attractive planting area is built  into the top of the bricked  wood container.  The living room walls are  finished With ma liogany  panelling and knotty yellow  cedar. Flourescent lighting concealed in the wood valance  show the wall to wall fibre  glass draperies to the best advantage. '  The bedrooms are finished in  striated plywood and knotty  yellow cedar, and eachr bedroom has a spacious closet  room. c  The fully electric kitchen ��� is  lined with, metal cabinet units  with pearl gray arborite working surfaces. The cabinets have  sliding shelves and include > a  corner "Lazy.> Susan' ���'. revolving unit. Off the kitchen is a  fullyv automatic utility room.  The bathroom is of ceramic  tile in shades of rose, pale  green and bone white, with  rose color fittings.  The house is electrically  heated, and the floors throughout are of rose and gray vinyle  plastic tile. -  In the basement with its  large windows is a rumpus  room complete with a Swedish fireplace. Another section  is set aside for Mr. Peterson's  workroom. Ample storage cupboards line the walls. The entire house has been designed to  assure casual easy living for  every member of the family.  Much thought went into  choosing the site for their home  which is situated in the Bay  area. The large picture windows demand full view cf  Howe Sound and the Brittania  Range, with the village of Gibsons nestled in the hillside.  Stepping out of the door on  to the red cement patio with  its Roman brick double planter, one feels that the Peterson's  have indeed accomplished  their dream home.  Nearly 60% of British Columbia is unsuitable for growing any commercial cover.  About 38% of the land is  best suited for growing trees.  B.C.  is a forestry province.  roaas  require permits  In a recent letter received  by Mr. Burns, clerk of the  village of Gibsons, Mr. H.T.  Miard, assistant to the deputy,  minister of highways referred  to the recent downpour, and  the results on the Sechelt Peninsula. ,  Entrance roads were quoted  as being one cause of the  trouble.  "We have had considerable  difficulty in having the residents of the area make the  necessary applications for entrance culverts. Installation of  these culverts is the responsibility of the owner of the property, and the maintenance of  these is also his responsibility.  However, it is illegal for him  to make an entrance onto: the  ��� highway without a permit from  this department; and many  of the people in your area  have been ignoring this regulation. If the rjeople would  make the necessary application, then  the   ,proper    sized'  culvert would be specified in  the permit    by    the    Depart-    -  ment and no further    trouble  would ensue, providing    they  maintain their entrance.  "We will install a strict  supervision, of entrance roads,  and in future We will remove  tjfctose which are -. installed - *  without a permit and which  are unsatisfactory.  "It is hoped that, with the y-  enforcement of the Regulations  and the anticipated co-operation of the local people, there  will be no further trouble  with entrance culverts".  The art of brushing his  teeth properly is somthing  every youngster should learn.  The teeth should be brushed  from the gum out to the biting surface.  STRATFORD  KINDERGARTEN  RE-OPENS  FEB. 1, 1956  Mrs. Galliford. Roberts Creek.  /TUCCNT/!  MODERN. STANDARD AND PORTABLE  TYPEWRITERS FOR RENT  CITY RATES  Typewiter Sales arid  _ervice  Electric Razor Sales and Service"  (All Makes)  '   .' ��� ��� 7��      ���   . ... ���  Your Remington Agent  Gibsons   COLIN WINGRAVE   phone is  for  ACCIDENT  VENTION  Everybody in MacMillan & Bloedel works to make every  clay a safe day. That's why the Company received this year a  record number of the Workmen's Compensation Board's  awards for meritorious safety performance in 1954.  1. GROUP   A       MULTIPLE LOGGING OPERATIONS  ...   EASTERN DISTRICT  V * ���'  2. GROUP   C       INDIVIDUAL LOGGING  NORTHWEST BAY DIVISION XX  3. GROUP   A       MULTIPLE: SAWMSLUNG  Ai.-. COMPANY MiU-8  4 GROUP   B  INDIVIDUAL SAWMILLING  SOMAS* DIVISION  Management, JSkfetyvCj&r^  ���  .-������' ���-';-'.   . -<?/y ���     V^^;-;'./^.'-' rV-'V> ��� V ���  ���������   V   "-"���'; '��� ���'������-' A-    r   -.��� ���  have worked as'a \$?m i?i':i-$tr^ii4|#M?^p5^'^^^j>e}J>est^3^ear  yet in accident pre^$$h-7 Their success is mea&ured by  comparing results with the forest industry at larger  iaMM  ACCM>CNY PRE4-UKMCY RATE  tPKtST  NINE  MONTHS   I f>B��>  MHS-M  d&*  ' #'.  "here today mid here tmnorrim"  Me-MiL-AN & B_0_mi.KMS.ED /  vy  '- \  i '/  CARD  OF THA.NKS   Charlie.and Joyce Stewart  and family express appreciation and gratitude for very  prompt assistance given by our  friends during the  fire which  Business and  Professional  ACCOUNTING SERVICE  PENINSULA  ACCOUNTING SERVICE  Al!  Types  of Accounting  Problems Expertly Attended  Village Enterprises Bldg.  Sechelt  Office Open 9 a.m.���5 p.m.  Daily .  Phone Sechel't 98F  ~ LIFE  INSURANCE  LORNlE BLAIN        7  Representative  Continental:  Life  Insurance Company  Box  188   Gibsons,'. B.C.  Phone Gibsons, 82GV  BICYCLES,   BABY-BUGGIES  SECHELT   CYCLE  Bicycles New & Reconditioned  Hepairs id All Wheeled Goods  Saw Filing  7 Lawn Mowers Sharpened  Phone Secheltv95M:  BUILDING SUPPLIES  GIBSONS  BUILDING    SUPPLIES  LTD.  "WE    CARRY   THE   STOCK"  Phone Gibsons 53  mJLLDOZiNG       *      ~"  BUILDING   BULLDOZING  CONTRACTING  ���an  Vernon,  R.R.   1,  Gibsons  ''    -��� Phone  26Q  TRACTOR. WORK  Clearing, Grading, Excavating.  D6  Bulldozing  Clearing Teeth  ARCHES   FOR   RENT  A.  E.   Ritchey  Phone Gibsons 86R  CLEANERS \ '      ~  PENINSULA    CLEANERS'  Cleaners  for  the   Secheli  Peninsula        v  * Phone:  Gibsons 100 y  ���: PLUMBING ��"'���  MARSHALL'S  PLUMBING  HEATING &- .SUPPLIES  Phone Gibsons 134, 104 or 33  RADIO  RICHTER'S  RADIO ��� TV  SALES and SERVICE  Speedy, Guaranteed Work  SALES ON EASY TERMS  Phone SECHfeLT 6  Notary Public  Legal   Documents   promptly  attended to \  W.J.   (Jack)  Mayne.  Phone 24.   _     _  ' Sephelt B.C.  occurred in qut home on Dec.  15. we would particularly like  to mention the speed and ef-  ficientcy of our local volun-  " teer Fire Bridgde in" limiting  the extent of damage to our  home.  CH. Stwart,, Selma Park.  Best wishes for the New  Year. Thanks to all who sent  cards and visited during my  stay in Shaughnessy Hospital.  H. Roberts,  Wilson Creek.  We want to thank all those  who helped us and offered  their assistance, and all persons who patronized our New  Year's Eve dance at Roberts  Creek.' ,    .  Doris  and Lome Moe  Margaret Weal  Donald Weal  George Weal  ,   'Harold Bemhof.  ANNOUNCEMENT  PIANO TUNING-  Expert technician building  up trade in Gibsons Powell  River area. $6. for any piano.  Write C. Atkinson, Gibsons  Landirig.  CLASSIFIED RATES  - 15 words for 50 cents plus  tWo "cents a word over 15. Consecutive rates  available.  With the exception of continuous accounts, a 10c bookkeeping charge is made for all  Classified Advertising not paid  for within 7 days of publication.  Classified     Display - 75c  column inch  per  Legals ��� 16  cents   per   count  line for. first insertsion.  12 cents per count line  1 *' for each consecutive insertion.   ���  Card of Thanks, Engagements,  In Memorians - $1.00 per insertion.  Classified advertisements . accepted up until 5' p.m. day  preceding  publication.  FOR SALE  SHOE   REPAIR  Bring Your Boots to Brackett!  Skilled repair work of all kinds  quickly done. Reasonable rates  RON BRACKETT  _. Sechelt Highway Gibsons.  _  FOR RENT  A D-4 Cat and Arch, by hour  or by contract. Warren Gil-  bertson.  Phone  Sechelt 37M.  HELP WANTED  EMPLOYMENT    ..  INFORMATION  DO YOU NEED HELP?  DO YOU WANT WORK?  Place  your  Requirements   for  Female   Help  with  WHITAKER   &  REYNOLDS  Cherry Wluiaker's  Office    ���  Box  126,.   Sechelt  Phones:  days,  Sechelt. 63.  evenings,  81R or  78R  WORK  WANTED  Spray aind brush . painting;  also paperhanging. J. Melhus.  Phone   Gibsons   33. tfn  FOR SALE OR  TRADE  .For sale or trade 30 acres,  modern heme situated at Misr  sion City, for Sechelt property.  C.A. Valeritine, Wilson Creek'  B.C.  INSURANCE  ��� Fire, Auto, Liability. Prompt  cour-teous service. Totem Realty, Gibsons. tfn  H.B. GORDON  AGENCIES  Sechelt  REAL   ESTATE  and   INSURANCE  Phone 53F Evenings  and  Holidays    81M  REAL ESTATE  GIFT STORE  Notions���Cards���-Toys  Miscellaneous Gifts  THRIFTEE    STORES  Left of Post Office  Gibsons, B.C.  Headquarters For Wool  ELECTRICAL  WORK  Home and Industrial Wiring  Electrical  Heating  GIBSONS    ELECTRIC  Phone  130  Authorized  GE  Dealer'  Radios, Appliances, TV Service  "wTring  Commercial &���' Residential  Electric  Space Heating  Anvwhere on tM peninsula  PARKER and SIM ,,  ELECTRIC  Parker's   Hardware  SecheU 51���  ,75Q  Evenings  MACHINISTS ~~~        "  HILL'S  MACHINE    SHOP  Mobilised Welding^  . Welding. .A^wb��e?���-;'A^ytim��.  Expert    Tradesmen  Precision    Machinists  -Phone 54 Residence  152  FURNITUHE ~  C and S SALES. SERVICE  Agents For  Propane'Gas.  Combination QasV'Jlfliages  V /'Sal^f'Vahid-'-IilBtaUaii'o^*.  Free.Estimates  Electric and Gas Hot Plates  FURNITURE :-Vv:  LINOLEUMS -  Phone 3 Sechelt :  REFRIC_ERAT_ON '.     ~~~  REFRIGERATION  SALES and SERVICE  Commercial Domestic  t .25 Years' Experience  A.  M. -CA.MPBELL  SECHELT 83Q  Gibsons Since 1945  John Coleridge Realty  The  Oldest  Established Office  (Immediately South ��f the  Post Office) .  Notary Public  Sales,   Conveyancing,   Management   Agent for    the   Official  Administrator etc.  Connection with important  Vancouver Realtors.  Local Office. DVA and VLA  WATCH REPAIRS  Fast, accurate, guaranteed  watch repairs. Marine Men's  Wear, Gibsons. tfn  Watch Impair: AH types of  watches and jewelry repaired.  Reliable, fast, efficient. Union  General Store   Sechelt.,      Mn  FOR'SALE' '   - "'"''''"""' "  .  See" our Used ; Oil, ������; -Burning;  Coal and Wood Burning.Ranges. Parker's Hardware, Seohelt tfn  Jan. 9: Gibsons Farmers Institute .-;Annual, meeting 'in  basement of SchobI Hall.  Jan. 11: Port Mellcm., Toast-  masters Club regular dinner  meeting  7   p.m.-  Special: Four bedroom home  good 'location- good buy, $3000  ��� down will handle, better  hurry.  Harold Wilson  Totem   Realty  Phone   Gibsons   44  evenings  147  TOTEM FLASHES  ���Roberts Creek - Comfortable  2 bedroom home, waterfrontage. nice garden, good-water  system, bargain at $5500 cash.  Brand new heme - now  building under VLA specifications, you can handle this  alright.  .." 5 acres farm, stream thru  it, fine spot, small furnished  house, full price only $3500 on  terms.  .      TOTEM REALTY  Gibsons B.C.  WOOD  Alder or Fir  Also Slab Wood  SERVICE FUELS  Ran Vernon '  Phone Gibsons 26Q  Wico Magneto for 4 cyl.  motor, drive gear, shaft and  coupling t0 fit Ford. Nearly  new, $30.  Hunter automotive gasoline  ��� heater, Model UH-47. J16,000  B.T:U. size. Automatic thermostat control. 6 volt. New  cost $168.50. 1 year old. Sell  for $50.  TBondo gasoline   lead   melting  furnace. New cost,  $178.  Sell  for $50. Bob Ritchey, Gibsons'  107W    ,"���'������ tfn  PINK ICE: the perfect Home  Facial. Banishes Sagging Chin  Lines and ��� Loose" Skin. Removes wrinkles about the eyes.  Makes skin Satin Smooth in  a five minute treatment. ,For  a lovely complexion, try Pink  Ice from Langs Drug , Stores,  Sechelt and Gibsons. .    tfn  (Continued from Page  1)  use. Apparently At is  going to  require a lot cf work, costing  a lot of money, each year for  some time. Certainly most excellent  results  have   been  accomplished  during    the%    past'  few years. Now, at    least,    I  think every resident has access  by seme sort of a road;    and  improvements have been made  to those existing    roads;    but  there is still a long way to go,  and in some places pedestrian  ways would be a great    help.  To do any kind of a    com-.  plete and permanent job would  require monies in sums far be-,  yond     anything     immediately  available   to  the   Village;   the  answer. seems  to be  a  policy  of  "attrition".   When  the  current right-of-way clearing contract is complete the immediate  needs of such clearing should  be pretty well caught up with,  until there  are calls for    the  Glassford Road    district    and  adjacent lanes. And some    of  that is tough.  Finance: The liquid position  cf the municipality continues  to be goodj among the best in  the province. The mill rate is  not high compared to most  other' villages; this year, despite considerable increase in  taxable assessment, the total  tax levy was slightly lower  than ;1954. Collections continue  to be': at high levels, with very  few threats of tax sales.  The water department will,'  I think, again show a net  gain, after all expense and depreciation. These gains, and  the funds charged as depreciation; become available to the  village treasury for expenditure on water system expansion,, and surpluses after that,  if any, are available to the  village as repayment of advances in past years for water  capital investment.  During the ear a matter  which was causing much worry  financially, has been satisfas-  torily, resolved. That was the  matter of government grants,  which are now, at long last,  put on a firm basis. However,  it should be pointed out that  that basis is taken from population as ascertained by census.  I believe a federal census will  be taken in 1956 (now every  five years); if so, it is most  important to this Village that  every nose be counted.  General: I would again recommend the placing of at  least some road name signs as  soon as possible, also signs  marking the several entries to  the municipality.. I realize the  difficulties in such work, that  it is more liable to cost considerable money that is required for more urgent projects land that such signs  are  a prime target for vandalism.  I believe traffic and parking  control was more efficient  this year than formerly but  in several respects there is-  still much room fcr improvement.  Considerable     trouble    and  annoyance resulted during the  year    from    adjacent    owners  blocking  ditches   and  culverts  by private entrances, and land  clearing  and   other  debris.   It  is noted that    the    Provincial  Government    is    also    having  trouble  through similar offences.  Certainly the practice   of  using the road and lanes as a  dumping ground for such debris has cost, and    is    costing,  this Village quite    a    lot    of  money.  As of the end of this year  the private garbage collecting  system will cease to operate  in the Village. It seerris to me  that this is not gcod; on the  other hand, when as has been  shown perhaps less than one-  third of the house-holders and  probably less than one-half  the business premises have  been availing themselves of  the service, there must be  doubts as to wether the residents really want such service, and certainly, if the majority do not want the service  it would riot seem proper to  force it on the Village.  Personally, I have no ready  answer; I always felt that the  privately operated systems we  had, though I gave them my  patronage, we r e very unsound in principle and practice. But as far as I have been  able to estimate probable  costs, and' compulsory general  system is going to cost very  much more than I think the  public are willing to pay.  I  think it is correct to say  that, largely, owing to the ef-  '  forts  of our sanitary    inspector, conditions related to sewage disposal and general sanitation   are    much    improved.  But I feel the time niay    not  be too far distant when something beyond the present system    of    septic    tanks,    and  grease traps, will be required,  especially in the more closely  built-up 'business areas. Fcrtun-  ately,_thrpugh legislation adopted a couple of years ago, it is  new  possible to install sewer  systems, and' I    believe    alse s  drain sewers, and  charge   the  cost  against the lands    being  served.  This whole   matter  is .  probably one for future study;  During the year much study  was given, and many committee meetings held, on the matter  of  zoning  amendment.    I  believe -there has been    seme  gain in general knowldgeand  understanding    of    lh:s    very  important  and   involved  question, but there is still    a    big  job  ahead.  And    amendments  to the  zoning regulations  are  Coast News Jan. 5  1956        5  liable to require seme amendments tG building bylaws. I  feel 'the board is on the right  track in making careful study  of the.whole question, and before taking any action try to  have a trained man from the  department, who are now  available for such purpose, visit here, survey the whole sub-7  ject, and make recommendations.  Robert Burns,  Clerk.  iiiirch Services  January  3,  1956  ANGLICAN  1st Sunday in Epithany.  St. Bartholomew's,    Gibsons  11  a.m^ Sunday School  3.30 p.m. Evensong  .  St. Hilda's, Sechelt  1.45 p.m. Evensong  1.45 p.m.  Sunday  School  St. Aidan's, Roberts Creek  11.00   a.m.   Holy Communion  11 a.m. Sunday School  UNITED  Gibsons  Sunday School 9.45  Public   Worship,   11.00 a.m.  Roberts Creek, 2 p.m.  Wilson Creek  Public Worship, 3.30 p.m.  Port  Mellon  Community Church  1st 2nd and 4th Sundays  Served by United Church  3rd and  5th by Anglican   -  ST. VINCENT'S  Holy Family, Sechelt,    9 a.m.  St. Mary's, Gibsons, 10.30 a.m.  Port Mellon,   first  Sunday  of  each month at 11.35 a.m.  PENTECOSTAL  10 a.m. Sunday School  11  a.m. Devotional  7.30     Evening  Service  7.30 Wenesday Evenings   8 p.m. Friday night  UN^NTCD HAIR  Vanished away with Saca-Pelo.  Saca-Pelo is not like ordinary  depilatories that remove hair  from the surface of the skin  but .penetrates through the 7  pores and retards the growth  of the hair. Lor-Beer Lab.  Ltd. Ste. '5, 679 Granville St.,  Vancouver, B.C.  HASSAN'S  At Pender Harbour  Handles  Warm Clothing  Sf airfields  Underwear  Rubber Footwear  Phone 3H  You Can't heat  Gat*  CARS  '55 CHEVROLET 2 Door SEDAN  Air Conditional, Only 3000 Mites  '53 PONTIAC HARD TOP COUPE  Power Glide, Air conditioner  '52 FORD SEDAN; Radio and Heater,  '51 CHEVROLET DeLuxe Sedan  Radio and Heater  '48    DODGE DeLuxe  SEDAN  Radio and Heater, TOPS at  '46 CHEVROLET COUPE,  ;"���' A Top Running Car  '47 MERCURY SEDAN: A Clean Car.  $1995  $1885  $1095  $895  $595  58  $49  TRUCKS  '53 CHEVROLET '/a-Tort PICK-UP  PERFECT CONDITION  '52 INTERNATIONAL 3-Ton, 2 Speed  ONLY   10,000   MILES!  '46 FORD 3-Ton. 2 Speed,  NEW TIRES  $1095  $1475  $495'  (Mechanics' Specials)  ;^V'<?~  '39 m  ^���.ll.f.'i'r,  ;-^"*'-.r��''��  ''MM*  SJB&AN, and \39 MERCURY SEDAN  ���195  Each  PHONE 5G SECHELT  'THE NAME THAT MEANS A GOOD DEAL"  WILSON CREEK Coast News  Jan.  5  1956  BY CHUCK TOMPKINS  . Here we are starting out*'another new year and with the  success" of the '55 predictions  my inflated ego .would ,not be  satisfied if I did not try and  foretell some of the happenings  in the sports year of 1956, so  here goes:  Montreal Canadians to win  the NHL and the Stanley Cup  -Marciano will lot be beaten  unless he fights twice, the second time is fatal - Toronto and  Edmonton to play for the  Grey Cup in Vancuver and  Edmonton will win - Firemen  and Port Mellon to run 3 /ay  with the softball league with  Firemeh entering B.C. playoffs  - Kiwanis will make'no more  idle boasts about softball  games - B.C. Lions to make  third place but second place  Winnipeg will beat them in  the playoffs. - Gus Crucil to  be thrown out of more than  two ball games ��� Canada to  lose in World Hockey, playoffs  - a new coach for B.C. Lions  before 1957 - Vancouver  Mounties (such a name) to finish fourth  or   better  in  PCL.  - Robinson over Olson if there  is a return match - Calgary  to win WHL playoffs-Yankees  not to play in the.world series  but the Dodgers will be there  -a lot of changes and a differ  ent system of operation for  MPS league which should make  it a lot better ball season than  last year - yours truly to continue writing up the local  sports with strictly unbiased  opinions even if the people  who plague the letters to the  Editor department don't think  so and "I Predict" promises  to be in the best form for '56.  He predicts a good year for  all..  New Year Specials On  HOME EQUIPMENT  DOUBLE TUB WASHING STANDS $3.25  STURDY CONSTRUCTION: NEW YEAR SPECIAL  _lvs��� WASH TUBS':' SPECIAL PRICES  CLOTHES BASKETS AND DRYERS:   SPECIALS  (Come in and See These Reductions  CEILING RACKS COMPLETE, SPECIAL  $3.00  1 Only USED CONNOR WASHER ��Mr  In Good Working Condition, Special ��P "3  GIBSONS HARDWARE, LTD.  PHONE 33     ���     GIBSONS  rganize dance  Tne young people of the  Roberts Creek district, who  usually have a dance put on  for them by the Hall Board,  discovered very late in the  calendar that this was not being done this year.  Several of the young people  get together, and in the four  final days organized a dance  for themselves,  . Only a small admission fee  was charged, but a net profit  of $60 was turned over to the  PTA. '  ���'  THEATRE   JACKPOT  Who  won the $120 in Gibsons   Theatre   jackpot   -before  Christmas?  It was Dave MacDonald, an  employee at the Port Mellon  mill, married, father of four  children and a resident of the  Headlands district.  Where to Eat  in  Gib  sons  Kum-A-Gen  Coffee Shop  Offers Lunches, Snacks  Good Home-Cooked  Meals  Convenient,    Pleasant  Below Post Office  ANNE    GARY  No better time  than NOW  ^ %  iwiij*  ��     ���  ���      e  ���       ���       *  for Indoor Home  Improvements...  AND HERE'S HOW  TO FINANCE THEM...  You'll find carpenters, plumbers, electricians and others  in the building trade freest in the winter when outside  construction drops to a minimum.  Have you got ideas . . . about a basement playroom or  a paint job throughout your house, but lack the ready-  cash? Well, you can put them into effect right now with  the help of a B of M Home Improvement Loan. H.'I.L.'s  are available at the B of M for almost any worthwhile  purpose about the house at only 5y4% interest per annum  and repayable in monthly instalments.  By making those home improvements now, you'll save  money because more experienced help, available in the  wintertime, will get the job done faster . . . and.time ���  because you won't have to go on a waiting list. You'll  benefit from the craftsmanship of first-class men working  without rush, and incidentally, you'll help your community too, by providing employment during the off-season.  If you are planning structural additions, alterations,  new installations or redecoration, see your local B of M  manager today. There's no better time.than now!  ���*  10ImtllOH CAHADIM  MB  OF  Gibsons Branch: EDWARD HENNIKER, Manager  Sechelt Branch: RONALD' MINNION, Manager  Port Mellon (Sub-Agency): Open on  Canadian Forest Products Ltd. semi-monthly paydays  WORKING    WITH    CANADIANS    IN     EVERY     WALK    OF    LIFE     SINCE     18)7  >^W*t:5%J$^:��K:*>fl��>^  �����*#;  ��:;*.-.���<���>' ���,C".i"y��:';vO;^v% v "'������,^*-    '��� -"-������ - --Wi>_rwVv_��v_P^-''_TvS" '^yWi'V  _s3_S^-&--K-��-_-��%:4_& :^j___^'SS_h  r_234S  BY MRS. A. A. FRENCH  Marie Jeffries in- St. Mary's  "Hospital is getting along very  well. She is the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Art Jeffries and  is a pupil at the Seohelt Residential School.  Clarence Joe cf the Sechelt  Reserve and active in Indian  affairs has suffered a stroke  and was taken to St. Paul's  hospital. Clarence has been  very busy la'tely and had the  contract for the slashing and  clearing on the Reserve, for  the power line. He is a young  man 47 years of age. His wife  Lena accompanied, him tp hospital. Dr McColl attended him.  Another in St. Mary's hospital suffering from a bad fall,  Mrs.  K. Nickerson.  Winners of the Panda doll  and hamper of groceries raffled by St. Vincents Mission  were: Mrs. Cherry Whitaker with ticket 1643 and W.  Lewis of Port Mellon with  ticket  53314.  Mr. Mulock of the Canadian  Forest Products Ltd., is a  guest of Mr. and Mrs. Mayne.  The Sunday School party of  St. Hilda's Anglican Church  was a pleasent affair. A play  written by Miss Margaret  Williams, adapted from the  Christmas Carol by Charles  Dickens, called, A Christmas  Song was beautifully acted, by  the senior girls of the Chil-  drens Choir with Margaret  Williams and Averil Lucken  supervising. Those taking part  in the play were; Kathy Toynbee, Anne Lang, Sharon*  Stewart, Sheryl and Wendy  Billingsley, Roberta Johnson,  Marlene Woods, Joyce Potts  and Sandra Minnion. Santa  called with presents for all.  Mr. R. Henten gave a display  of magic. The Depencier evening circle served refreshments.  There was a short address by  Canon Oswald who attended  with Mrs. Oswald.  Visiting for the holidays are  Miss Helen Dawe at her parents, Captain and Mrs. S.  Dawe, also Mrs. M. Cook, of  Olds, Alta., also at the Dawes.  Changes at Clowholm Falls  Power Commission station are  for Art Asselstine to take  over from Bill Schbtt and Mr.  Ed Laidlaw will be going up  to take over from Art Asselstine. The Asselstine's came  down from the. Falls to spend  Christmas. with Mrs. Assel-  stines parents, Mr. and Mrs.  W.K. Berry. Mr. and Mrs. Alec  Gibson came up from ��� North  Bend'with their two Children  Jimmy and Susan. This meant  the-Berry's had most of their  daughters with   them:.  Mr. and Mrs. Cyril (Al)  Genower .was also staying  with the Berry family. Mr.  Genower is a brother of Mrs.  Berry and an old time residents of Sechelt. .  Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Redman  is in Vancouver for Christmas,  also Jack, Lee and Bruce.  Jack and Lee are back after  the holidays.  Miss Wendy .Smith is away  in Vancouver for a few days.'  Little Val Swanson -was  taken to St. Mary's Hospital  before the holidays but is getting along very well now and  hopes t0 be home  soon.  John Clayton and Miss  Muriel Potts are visiting MrV  and Mrs.  E.S:  Clayton.  Mr. Tom" Fowler is away in  Vancouver for a short visit.  Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dunn  with Vicki and Randy are  visiting' the two Osborne  families, T. Osborne sr. and  T. Osborne jr. '  Mrs. W. Elloitt slipped on  the icy road and suffered a  badly injured arm. Mrs. Jack  Wood had a bad fall at home  resulting in a broken arm.  Mr. and Mrs. Leo Johnson  with .Carolee, Arlene and  Teddy   visited   Campbell  Riv  er and were guests of Mrs.  Johnson's sister,; MrsV' E.A.  Lilburn. -.���:���" V.  Mr. and Mrs, Harry Bus is  enjoying the holidays at West  View.  Mrs. Teddy Osborne was  recently taken ill.  Mrs. Leona Mitchell is visiting her mother Mrs. Amy  Rouse, with the first grandchild in  the   family.  Mr. and Mrsi Joe Cartwright  is visiting the Leo Johnson  family, with Teresa, Wayne,  Susan and Caroline. M r _>.  Cartwright is the former Rose  Johnson. <  Mrs vDorothy Smith and son  Chris are away in Victoria, for  a short visit. Mrs. Smith will  shortly be in charge of the  Sechelt Bowling Alleys.  Happy, birthdays,, to Mrs.  Margaret Gibson visiting in  Sur La Lac, Quebec, and to  Mrs. S. Dawe spending her's  at home in Sechelt.  Watch our Bargain Box!  JANUARY  Clearance Safe  LOTS of BARGAINS  GROCERIES - DRY GOODS  CHiLDRENS GOODS  i  PHONE SECHELT 76  WE DELIVER  V'"' A.  REMINDER  TO THE  //  DO ITiyOURSELF BOyS  We have in Good Selection:  REJECT PLYWOOD in ALL THICKNESSES  "PICK-UP PANELS" in Many Sizes /  P V HARDBOARD and ARBORITE  MASONITE and PERFOBOARD  ALL TYPES OF ALUMINUM TRIM;  NAILS, SCREWS and BOLTS,  SANDPAPER and TOOLS  '      "DO IT YOURSELF" Pamphlets Galore.  Step In To  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES, LTD:  PHONE GIBSONS 53  //  y  You Are Cordially Invited To  Come Up and Test-Drive The  We Have a Good Supply of  ENGLISH  t  YOUR FORD ��� MONARCH DEALERS  PHONE 64 SECHELT       ' ���        y,  t  y,  i\i  \<  *> t*r - fTv*tn��ittt,:tf^'  _

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