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 FroYi.nsi._l Library,  Victoria, B*  C,  Published   -n   Gibsons,  B.C.  Volume 9,   Number 49  December  15, 1955,  Serving ihe  Growing  Sunshine Coast  From   Squamish  _o Pender Harbour  ��      7  A'1 coroner's jury Friday  night found that John Davis  who was killed on Sechelt  Highway, Oct. 21 came to his  death as the result of head injuries sustained by an impact  when thrown against a telephone pole by come unknown  vehicle.  .The. jury,   sat    for    almost  four hours while   Dr.     D.T.R.  McColl aided by Cpl. Morrison  of the RCMP unfolded'the details surrounding the.   mishap.  The  jury! was     composed   -of  , George. Hill,    foreman;    Rae  ; Kruse,. N.R.  McKibbin,    Jules  i_chiiltz, L.    Bezdek    and:    E.  Drew.   V  .. -Witnesses were marshalled  by Cpl. Morrison and the coroner, jury and driver' of a  wrecker towing a truck, William ;D..Hughes  of Vancouver  asked questions concerning the  . evidence.  The inquest was held in  the ' Parish Hall.  Jack Nelson,..Sechelt Automotive Service at Sechelt,  told how he picked up a damaged1'truck the^ previous day  at Halfmoon Bay and on the  evening of Oct. 21 two men  from Vancouver with a- wrecker truck, hitched the damaged  truck behind it allowing it to  ride on its front wheels in  the rear, with the .steering  wheel tied in a fixed position..  He said he thought the driver  would h ave7 a hard, time keeping the truck properly lined  behind him  in. the dark.    He  identified   Hughes    as    the  ��� ....  driver.  Mrs. Davis outling Mr. Davis' movements    that    evening  gpirpissioii delays  Tuesday  night's  meeting  of  '.the- "Village Commission    took  Vrio  action   regarding  cessation  ��� of-   garbage    collection    after  Dec' 31, as announced by Ed-  1'" __to___B^__^-BMte___Pi^___^^__^^__0*^__0  Post Office  . Gibsons.Post Office will be  ;OpenV all '^ay;;; Saturday,    the  usual^half-hbliiiay on TDec. 17  and 24;        ,'���'.- '   . .  The Post- Office! will not be  open'7for!7^erviceV;to7the- pub-  _c-r 6|#-��ec^ _l> ^ahd'S;V_6   : als��:  Jan. 1 and_2.  X   There wi%be no rural' mail  delivery Dec; 26 and Jab. 2.  Thirty persons attended the  St. Mary's hospital quarterly  meeting at Madeira Park  Community hall Dec. 11 when  Chairman Johnstone explained the financial operations of  the hqspital during the past  year.        .  He reported that owing to  a situation having .arisen in  the hospital financing that a  visit to Health Minister Martin in Victoria resulted in an  adjustment of governmental  grants fn favor of the hospital  and finance's are now on a mere  equitable basis.  It was also reported the  hospital has reached a peak in  in-patients the number being  27, the highest number the  hospital has ever had. The annual average of in-patients has  now been increased to 15.  The meeting was called to  give the St. Mary's Hospital  Society a report on what had  occured during the recent,  months. The annual meeting  takes  place Jn   January.   .  The meeting approved operations of the board under  Chairman Johnstone and Ian  Woodburn, , hospital administrator. The meeting was urged  to consider the possibility of  adding more members to the  board. There are two leaving  the board,- Mr. Bistow and  Gordon Lyons and these two  must be replaced <and others  added.  James Cameron," Community Club president was chairman of the meeting. A nominating committee will go to  work on- the increased membership of the board and members of the Society were asked to d0 something about getting more people to attend the  meetings of the hospital board  "in order that they- operations'  can be fully understood by.  the largest number of people.  [arba$e  ward Rhodes, the village garbage collector.  ( M r .-��� Rhode's notification  .came -before the Commission  but -no discussion folowed its  reading. It was' ordered filed  ,__�� the commission, but discussion on the prospects' of garbage collection after Dec. 31  will possibly take place at the  next meeting, Dec. 27.  Three building permits were  issued, one for Gibsons Build-  ting Supply for a $250 storage  shed, one forrrepairs...t'o the  Mrs M. Cameron .-home which  suffered^re damage7;.recently  7aiid.^v:tMi}d:-!fQr Mr.''and''Mrs.  Oscar Hanson for the moving  and building on to the back of  their premises a building, total  work involved is $4,000, of  Which half covers . the cost of  the building to  be moved.  ��� Accounts totalling $308.54  were ordered paid of which  $105.19 is for the water department,- $125.72 on roads,  $55.71 general expense and  $23.92 for the fire department.  Commissioner Peterson reported loggers were using  the Gower Point road baseball diamond on which to'  park loaded trucks. One had  smashed d.cv/n the ball diamond backstop and he wondered if it was advisable to  allow the heavy trucks on the  ball grounds in view pf the  possibility of them creating  heavy ruts which would spoil  the ground for sports events.  The-Logger's association will  receive a letter asking that it  be stepped and the RCMP  will be asked to check on the  ball diamond damage to see  what can be done about it.  Commissioner C.P. Ballentine reported Gibsons roads  were now in better shape than  at any time during the past  year and said gravelling had  been done on North. Fletcher  ���road, grading and gravelling  on South Fletcher road, grading and gravelling on the  School road, grading on Bay  road, grading and graveling on  Gower Point road, grading  and gravelling on Seaview  road, grading on Bal' .road,  grading and gravelling on  Franklin arid Dugald" road,  grading on Burns'; road and  some ditching at various points  '���_. *  a tree  If .'locating your Christmas  tree is" a problem it can be  solved right away.  .������ 7All you have to do is contact your nearest Boy Scout  and through the Scout organization one will be delivered  to  you.  Just  leave   your order now  and you will get ycur tree in  "plenty,  of time for   necessary  decorating.   .  said he went to the Legion hall  with a friend about 7.25 and,  said he expected to be back  early. She retired sometime;  after 10 p.m. and got _ up  about ,1.30 to see. if he had  returned but. as he- had "not  she' was not unduly; alarmed  as he sometimes stayed V out  until 2 a.m. She checked again  at 5a:m..andihewa^ not-home  then. An RCMP constable callV  ed.on her at 8 aVm.' '      ,  Mrs. Davis said'TMr. Davis  had not been drinking that  day except for a bottle of beer  with a friend before he went  out.  Ernest Lowe,- helper at. the  Legion Hall said Mr. Davis  was at the Legion from 7.45  to about 9 p.m. He passed a  few words with him at the  door as he was about to leave  when some young men from  Vancouver sought admittance  for a couple of" beers before  catching the ferry;. Mr. Davis  "signed.1 in" the visitors arid  remained for about ten minutes talk, then passing Mr.  Lowe on the way out said he  4-^&5#l    few **&**  {confirmed On pajje 5)  lafivify  Port     Mellon     Community  Church will at 5.30 and .7. p.m.  ���' Sunday depict a Nativity Play,  a Christmas story iri tableaux,  and carols. ,;  ...  7  The afternoon saryice    wil1-  i>e for children and the even-:  irig service Canon Oswald and  ��� Rev.  E; Kenip  wiiL7take-4part  with Caflori,Oswald taking the  " part "of" the 'narra-6r.'������y-'-yyy  Junior.and Senior Choirs #ill  take part in the    event.    Bud  White will.be pianist and children arid teenagers as well as  adults will have their part in  "the Nativity Play.  As the church will hold  about 100: persons those desr-  ing to attend should be on  hand sufficiently early Sunday  evening to assure they will  obtain seats.  CHURCH  MUSIC  There will be special Christmas music in peninsula churches Sunday. There will be a  special carol service Sunday  morning at 11 o'clock in St.  Bartholemew's ' Anglican  Church also a carol service at  1.45 p.m. in St Hilda's Anglican church, Sechelt.  The United Church in Gibsons will have Christmas  music Sunday: morning at 11  o'clock. The children's Christmas concert will be held Monday evening in  the hall  com-  ' mencing at 8 o'clock. On Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock  in.the United Church the Choraliers will give  their    Christ-  . mas  Carol concert.  fer post at  ���' A transfer to Dawson Creek  will take Fred Mills from Sechelt about Dec. 15. He and  Mrs. Mills will go to Campbell  River for a brief visit before  Fred -leaves for his new job  early  in  the new year.  Mr. Mills came to the Peninsula in. 1945, with the Dom-  iriiori. Government  Telephones  '* and transferred to    the    B.C.  Power Commission iri 1946.  v with'  Ernie    Pearson    and  ���'Harry Sawyer he helped    organize'the    Sechelt    improvement ..Association.    The    same  three men were members    of  the Board* of    Trade    which  rriet in those . days . at    PencVer  V-Harbqur. ...  .7  VI-/Other community work he  7 to'ok-^parfe.in', ^included ' eight  |'~years'as fire' chief in Seehelt,  _������___  B. C. Telephone Company  announces .that it- will- .:take  over the Bowen Island telephone  service on Dec.   15.  A new magneto switchboard.  now in operation on the i'sla'rid  and service ��� will be made  available to.an increased number of subscribers. The new  switchboard will serve subscribers until the telephone  system on Bowen Island is  changed to automatic operation  in   1956.  Pay station service will be  provided to Bowen Bay, Hood  Point and Mount Gardner park  soon after the B.C. Telephone  Company takes over the system."  Agency for the Bowen Island'exchange will be handled by the Union Estates. Pay-  merit of bills may be made at  the Estates' office or directly  t0 the B.C. Telephone Company  in Vancouver.  A new directory will be  available for subscribers at  the Union Estates' office on  December .15.  E.B.T  aysor  Jackpot jitters       hurt on dock  The Prewers of Gibsons  Theatre are holding the bag  and they have tried to get rid  of-itvbut fickle fate refuses to  allow them  to let go.  In the bag is $110, Wednesday Night's Jackpot and 'if it  is not-drawn, this-week it will  be $120 next week and Vince  Prewer says will be drawn  for until someone gets it next  week.  So if you want to plan some  extra Christmas shopping, visualize what you 'can do with  $120, gather up your number-.,  ed tickets and keep your ears  open when the numbers are  called Wednesday night.  Jackpot numbers have been  called every Wednesday, night  since it started early'in the  season ~  E.B. Taylor, who suffered  torntorn ligaments, a broken  collar bone and three broken  ribs, all on the left side, is  still in hospital being checked  for   possible   internal  injuries.  If nothing more serious is  found he hopes to be home  for Christmas, Mrs. Taylcr  says.  His passenger, a lawyer,  Mr. Macleod, was fortunate iri  suffering only an injured  knee.  Mr. Taylor was injured  when a truck from Vancouver  hastening down the wharf  ramp to catch the ferry collided with his car as,Mr. Tay-'  lor was pulling * out .of the  parking, area; .*  The car was reported a total loss.  and organization of the," Soap  Box Derby which increased  from two to six entries under his  leadership.  In Dawson Creek, Fred will  be the line foreman of a crew  similar but larger than that  with which he has worked  here, he says. He has heard  so much cf the Dawson Creek  country that he expects he  will like the move.  Mrs. Mills and daughters-  Bonnie and Corinne are now  at Campbell River and will  .meet Mr. Mills after he leaves  Sechelt Dec. 15 when he will  go to Campbell River to see  his family and then on  Dec. 26 move on to Dawson  Creek by car, ii the roads are  not impassible.  Mr.  Mills recalls  the    days  There were then -245 ; customers from Hopkins. Landing.to  Wakefield, an area of 23 miies.  Mr. Mills says-..in--those ..days  he worked night and. day and  hired necessary labor when  it was,necessary. He -had- a  half-ton truck: in. which to  move about on his repair work  and.' also meter reading duties.  - Today there are more than  2,000 cu_.t-m.rs in the. Power  commission area which is a  considerable increase over the  245 there were when he first  started, Mr. Mills says.  His home was the first to  be built in Sechelt between  Clayton's store and the school  at the turn of the highway.  Mr. Mills is going to a bigger  and better job and. he says he  is looking forward to his new  work in a country where  there are greater weather extremes than along the Sunshine Coast.  Ernie Pearson, past president of the Board of Trade  says Sechelt is going to miss  Mr. Mills as he was one of  the most public minded individuals ihe area has ever-had.  He did a great deal of work  on behalf of the Board of Trade  he said, even in the infant  days  of the board.  Mr. Mills also did work in  the Soap Box Derby, Mr.  Pearson said. If it had not  been for him various lads who  took part in the derby would  not have the interest in life  they, now have. It was through  his untiring effort largely that  the lads were able to take  part in the larger event, the  provincial run-offs  last year.  "Few people realize - how  important the Soap Bex Derby  is to the lives of the younger lads of this community. It  was through his efforts tlie  Board of Trade became interested in the movement and  got various public-minded men  behind the project," Mr. Pearson said. ''Mr. Mills' departure  will leave a great gap in tlie  community life of Sechelt. We  are sorry to see him go but  glad at the scni. i-me because  he is going to a bigger and  better job."  In card playing circles, this  would be called two of a kind.  The two Sirls are identical  twins, and the twin caves are  alike almost to the last whisker. All four live on a farm at  Statesville, N.C. I d e n t i c a 1  twins, and the twin calves are  human births and are always  the   same  sex.  Library  hours  Gibsons Public Library will  be closed during the Christmas holiday season. There  will be no Children's hour."'on  Dec 24 and Dec.31 and the  library will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 27. This will mean  no library service after Tuesday, Dec. 20 until after New  Year's Day.  raiy %e  Gibsons Public Library has  attracted attention at Unied  Nations headquarters, at three  points in northern British  Columbia and also at points  in  the south   of the  province.  The Coast. News has been  asked for copies of the recent  issue containing a picture and  story about the library so that'  it can be filed in various  libraries' records.' These have  been  mailed  where  requested.  Three public library associations in the northern part of  British Columbia have shown  interest in the Gibsons Public  Library so C.K. Morison reports. He asked that photographs be purchased for him  along with a. general resume  of costs' that went into making  the library building as it now  stands. He also inquired about  the amount of free labor supplied in its  construction.  It was Mr. Morison who reported he had been asked to  prepare an article for Unesco  Library bulletin, including a  photograph. Unesco is part of  the United Nations organization  and is an educational branch  of the UN. The reason why  Gibsons was selected was because it is of the smaller community type in which Unesco  was showing interest.  Squamish has also shown  an interest in the library at  Gibsons and has written seeking information respecting the  financing, of the  building.  Drowning verdict  A coroner's inquest was  held in Sechelt on pec. 8, into the death of George Finnick  Walker, wlio.se body was found  washed ashore near Wilson  Crock,  Oct.   22.  Dr. McColl of Sechelt was  coroner. The jury decided  Walker had died of drowning  when he stepped or fell from  his boat at the mouth oi the  Fraser  River  on Sept.  28. 2      Coast News Dee.   15 1955  (SWAN}SONG OF" INDIA?  W&Z (Boast Metus  .  * Published   by   Sechelt   Peninsula   News   Lid.  every Thursday, ai 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 45V/  Authorized Second Class Mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa  Haies of Subscription:  12 mos. $2; 6 mos. $1.25; 3  mos. 75c  United States and Foreign, $2.50 per year. 5c per copy  Next year's Village Commission will have two new men  in its ranks. They will be Harold Wilson a real estate man  and W.H. Mylroie, a dry cleaning- operator.  They have the congratulations of The Coast News also  its sympathy because Gibsons Village Commission is rapidly approaching many problems tliat will have to be  solved because of the growing community.  These two men will have along with them on the commissioner, C.P. Ballentine, A.E. Ritchey and Fred Crowhurst.  From among the five a chairman will have to be chosen  because James Drummond Sr., decided to retire from municipal politics.  Mr. Drummond, chairman for several years, has a  wealth of municipal lore behind him and his experience  should not be forgotten in the days to come when issues  will have to be decided, and decided possibly against general public opinion.  For example one of the issues to be decided concerns garbage disposal. The householders apparently do not think  garbage collection necessary. Medical health officials will  have other opinions and it will be the duty of the commission to get the two viewpoints together and work out  a solution --- for a solution there must be even if it is  against Householder opinion.  There is a zoning bylaw in the offing, Headaches galore  rest in this. Gibsons has emerged from being an isolated  point on the map and is now part of a transportation system covering a wide area, not dreamed of in the not; so  long ago.  A growing community demands better water supply for  household use and fire protection. ��� With a fire truck there  must also be a water supply. Why spend money on a fire  truck and at the same time have an insufficient water  supply?  When Black Ball Ferries moves to Hopkins Landing, as  is fore-cast, the traffic problem will be in part, solved but  there is the Gibsons traffic that mtTst be regulated because  of its natural increase. True the RCMP have actual control but the Village Commission has some say in the  matter. ��� '        .  Any growing community has to pass through its period of "fire and brimstone" before it emerges into a new  phase.' There are various problems that should be faced  within the next few years and not have them wait until  they are forced upon the community at a greater expense.  The Sunshine Coast, of which Gibsons is the ''bottle neck"  deserves the best that Gibsons can supply. If Gibsons will  not do it, the village would in the long run be the sufferer.  Sechelt is not too far distant.  CHRISTMAS   OR  NOT  YOU   MUST HAVE  PERMIT.  Spare that tree, Daddy��� trouble  WHAT are people BUYING?  The annual September survey of household facilities and  equipment by the Dominion  Bureau of statistics ��� findings  of which were published recently ��� shows that the proportion of homes with conveniences increased, again this  year.  The sharpest increase in  the last two years has been  in the number of homes with  ^television sets. At the end of  September this year an estimated 1,496,000 or nearly 39  percent had one compared  with less than 22% a year  earlier and only 10% in 1953.  Radio, however, has not been  discarded. The proportion of  households with one has remained at a record 96% for  the last three years. In fact,  only 3% of the homes with  TV sets this September had no  radio, but 11% had no telephone.  This, in turn, does not .indicate that the telephone is becoming less popular. The proportion of householders with  phones increased to 2,730,00  or 71% this year form 69%  in 1954 and 67% in 1953. And  while the telephone companies  were placing phones in more  homes, the appliance salesmen  were just as busy. Since 1953  the proportion of households  with mechanical refrigerators  lias increased to 76% from  66% with powered washing  machines to 83% from- 80%,  with gas or electric ranges to  63% from 68%, and with vacuum cleaners to 52% from  48%.  The car salesmen have also  had a busy time: 56% of the  households in Canada had  one or more automobiles at  the end of September ae compared with 52% in 1953.  Even more important as an  indicator of the steadily rising  living standards of Canadians  is the continued increase in  the number of households "with  basic facilities as' water, light  and central heating. Onlj' 25,6,  000 cr. 7% did not have electricity this September. Since  September 1953 the number  with running water totalled  3,062,000, up to79% from 77%,  and the proportion heated by  furnaces, rose to 54% from  51%    '.'-.'  Recent years have also seen  a swing to oil, with 1.656,000  or 43 % of. all household having it as the principal heating  fuel this year "versus 35% in  1953. On the other hand, the  proportion using coal or coke  declined to 29% from 36%  over the same period, and the  proportion using wood to 20%  from 22 %. Gas and other fuels  made up   the difference.  The proportion of owner occupied. dwellings today is  slightly larger than two years  at 68% against 67% in 1953  For the tenant-occupied dwellings, rents have continued to  climb. This year 62% rented  for $40 or more a month as  against 51% last year and  46% in 1953. The proportion  renting for over $70 jumped  to 24% from 19% in 1954 and  15%   in   1953;  The bureau's report on this  year's September survey estimates the number of household in the 10 provinces (territories, Indian reserves, hotels,  lodging houses, institutions,  camps and clubs excluded) at  3,872,000. A year earlier the  estimate was 3,734,000 (this  figure also excluded remote  areas in Quebec, the Prairie  Provinces and British Columbia-  amounting tn about 0.4% of  the total). In 1053 the estimate  (which, in addition, excluded  remote areas in Ontuio, in all  1% of the total) was 3,641,000.  BY PETER BURTON  That young Douglas ; fir  which would make such--, a  dandy Christmas tree could  land you in a forest of trouble.  Every year about this .'time  hundreds of Victoria residents  take to the roads in search of  young trees to grace living  rooms over the Christmas holidays. But it's strictly against  the   law.  "We're sympathetic towards  the father who wants t0 take  his youngster out to cut a tree"  explained a forestry department  official,   "but  we     have'  Scholarships  In Forestry  Encouragement for University students to study Forestry  or Forest engineering has been  provided with the donation cf  three $400 scholarships to the  University by MacMillan and  Blodel Limited,, scholarship  chairman; Dean Walter H.  Gage announced today.  Two cf the awards .will be  made to 'the first year arts  students entering first year  Forestry next year and one will  be made to a first year arts  student starting out on the  Forest Engineering  course.  Awards will be made on the  basis    of    academic    standing  personal qualities and interest  -in- the field.   "  The MacM-llan : and Bloedel-  brief to the B.C. Royal Commission   on  Forestry- said:  "To supply the increased  number cf foresters required  by Government and Forest  Industry over the next ten  years, the Faculty of Forestry  ot University of British Columbia should seek to graduate more men, devoting- especial care to those who are interested in work in the Forest.  Forest Service should" be  strongly supported in a more  rapid build up of its professional staff. Their work will  multiply mere in volume of  demands on professional staff  in the next ten years than in  the past, ten."  MacMillan and Bloedel officials said the decision to  grant the awards was based on  recognition of the need for  foresters in B.C. and a desire  to do their share to encourage more men to undertake  studies in forestry.  A Merry  Christmas  to readers  far away  to protect  the    future    forest  crop."  A young fir suitable for a  Christmas tree sells for from  50c to $2. By the time it has  reached maturity, however,' it  is valued in the vicinity cf  $1,000  at the mill.  "Young trees cut for Christmas are used for a week or two  then wind up in the incinera-  1 tor," said the official. "We  feel the land here is capable  cf producing a much more valuable crop than - Christmas  trees."  People who cut trees on  Crown property are liable to  a hefty fine in addition to  paying the value of a matured  tree.  It is also an offence to cut *  trees on private property unless written permission has  been received from the owner.  "Anyone who has a tree in  his car would be wise to have  a written note of permission  from the property ��� owner,"  an official said- "If .they./.can't  prove where the tree came  from they're in for it."  Trees in the interior can be  lopped at will ��� ��� it's only  against the law on Vancouver  Island arid the coast due to  the high quality timber grown  here.  In the interior, Christmas .  tree, cutting is big business.  More than 2,160,000 Christmas trees were cut and shipped from B.C. last year with  a value exceeding -$920,000.  Majority^ of trees went to the  U.S.    ��� ��  "Any Christmas tree on sale  in Victoria and cut on Vancouver Island property must  have come from private land,"  the official 'continued. "If  there was no control many  thousands of Douglas fir would  be lost.  be  lost."  ���  Reprinted    from  The Daily  Colonist,  Victoria.  view on tire  (Contributed)  Possibly the time is somewhat overdue for . something  concrete to be decided when  and where the village fire  department shall act.  Firstly we have the municipal village bylaws that we  must keep within and I would:  like * to state at this time I  do not think the provincial government will be in a position  to set a precedent in fire  fighting at the present rate in  school costs in the near future.  It will take most of the municipal and government income  to keep, up with such costs.  Is there any municipal law  to prevent a fire truck going  outside the village boundaries?  I think not because .the writer was conversant with a B.C.  municipality, over 12,000 population, without even a Volunteer fire department, that  had arrangements with* a larger adjoining municipality in  case of fire it would send one  of their many fire trucks and  crew for $50 for the. first hour  and $25 fcr succeeding hours.  This arrangement worked satisfactorily for some  years.  Only the village clerk or  the police had the, authority to  ask for the fire truck. Possibly  something like this could be  arranged here. The charges  would have to be cut in half,  the village taking one half  and the firemen the other half  for a fund to replace damaged  clothing and other disabilities.  This arrangement could eliminate about 50 percent of the  petty calls the fire department now gets, small bush  fires,   etc.  A Vancouver fire marshall  stated a short time ago that  90 percent of fires could be  put out if they were got at  during the fh'st five minutes  before any fire truck could  arrive. A good fire extinguisher  should always be handy. The  .two gallon water extinguishers  are easy to handle with a short  hose attached to them, enabling one. to.', reach awkward  places like between ceiling and  roof and around chimneys. .  The writer has .-seen many  homes saved by them.  fight fires in the municipality  without a fire department, that  is a horse of another color.  The municipality concerned  was recompensed for its sending of a truck and firemen.  How many people could individually afford to pay for  the use of the fire department  in the territory surrounding  Gibsons? If a scale of payment  was set is there any assurance  of collecting it?  FLOOR   POLISHERS  More; than 130,200 electric  floor polishers were made in  Canada last year, two and  one-half times 1949's 55,700  units.  A SMALL FORTUNE  will pass through your hands  in the next few years. How  much of it will you keep?  You can save a substantial  amount with the aid of an  Investors Plan. For full details contact your Investors  representative:  Write or Phone  NEVILLE ASTLEY  , District Manager  S03-640   W.   H^siings  Phone   Marine   5283  Vancouver  2,  B.C.  INVESTORS  Mutual  . of Co.ri.ado    tipvfed  J  YOUR CARf  to dueckJ  BONUS  ON TOP OF TOP  VALUATION y  Top  value for your  present  car  _ ���   Editors note: The writer is  correct in saying there is no  actual law to. prevent any fire  department, from , going - outside itsVpwn teritory. There is  ��� a 1_�� W vhowever '' that money  collected from taxpayers must  not be spent in any Way beyond the confines of the municipality: Usinjg Gibsons equipment outside the village would  come under that law if any taxpayer chose to put the village  commission on the spot:  As regards the fees charged  by the nearby municipality to  $1800  Cash  to you   ___.  PLUS  amount applying  on  brandliiew '56 model  You actually  Receive. .   Delivery at your convenience  contact Mr. Simms, new car  sales manager.  Chevrolet  DUECK352*  1305 W Broadway CE 4111  VANCOUVER   B.C.  if it's real* rye  it should say so on the label  If-these men are discussing rye, at least  one of them will be surprised to find his  fcrand doesn't say "rye" on the labeL  Real rye whisky is made principally  fgbm rye grain and the label should say  no. Look at "t^e label of your brand ���  jyoix may foo missing something!  ���Vtry Uv ��o-e_ll._ iT&yet*?  - Tre-rcal Rye Wjifiky. ��� i  Melcher. pride th&msalves e��  maker* of Rye Whittles and / ���  . call their products real -\  *Ry." .ecams they ere mate?  ertmtytHy fret, rye grua.  Distilhn of Real Ryo Whiskies  and fine Gins  __   fv_��LCHERS   DISTILLERIES,   LIMITED ^MONfftEA*.  Wih advoitlseBNim is no. published or displayed by th^Uqu^^nToTBowd^^^thS  Government . *? Br'ifsh Columbia. . ��� Editor: It is my belief that  your paper, would allow me  to bring the searchlight of  truth and unvarnished fact.to  the present controversy . centred at Shoal Bajr.  In your issue of Dec. 8 you  carried a letter from Mrs. F.  W. ��� Doxsee, secretary of the  Beach Property Owners' Association, which made several  allegations that were-not quite  in accord with the facts. It is  with-, these -errors I would like  tD deal. .   "    .".-���'���'  ly, An insinuation that A.E,  Ritqhey, speaking before the  public hearing in Vancouver  on JTiily 22 1954 spoke for the  ��� Village Commission is wrong.  Mr. Ritchey spoke for the Gibsons and District Board of  Trade . only. Mrs. Doxsee can  look up her own organization's .  minutes for this. She does not  need to imply; something which  is not so.     ��� *  2. The Beach Property Owners of 685 represent less than  one third of the taxpayers of  that area. It is zoned as a res  idential area- yet three businesses are carried en . within  feet of the controversial area;  businesses which have sprung  up since the first public hearing..  3. The first, permit (1949)  granted for dumping in Shoal  Bay was not. as alleged, granted to Clear woodlots. The permit was merely a legal continuation cf a practice which has  gone on since 1880. The right  of prior domain, although it  has never been pleaded In  court over this issue would, I  believe still hold good as it  has done through the. logging  history of B.C. For.the information of the Beach Property  Owners this . "small" logging  has grown to an annual turnover of $200,000. I suggest  this, is a considerable sum of  money: to be channeled through  Gibsons. Certainly a lot more  than ' the aggregate taxes of  the Beach Property Owners.  While on the. subject of  taxes, The Gibsons Resident  Loggers Association also pays  You risk loss unless you  are fully covered by Fire  and Casualty insurance.  See that you have  Complete Protection.  N. Richard McKibbin  INSURANCE  Phone 42 Gibsons, B.C.  Over 20 Years  of Insurance Experience  C&S  SALES  Make Little Suggestions for  A BIG "FAMILY XMAS"  RANGES-REFRIGERATORS  FURNITURE  V&4&/?  ,  SMALLER ELECTRIC HOME APPLIANCES  Glass-China    Table  8t T-V Lamps  STOP & SHOP ��� OR PHONE 3 ��� SECHELT  MURDOCH'S  Has Stocked For You An  Excellent  Line  of  GIFT WARE  Harvey Woods Hosiery     -  Fine Children's Hose  View Masters & Reels  Picture Projectors  CHRISTMAS TURKEYS & TRIMMINGS  Fine Frozen Foods  Chocolates ��� Candies ��� Fruits -��� Nuts  SKop Early _t MURDOCH'S MARINE  Phone 3F ��� Pender Harbour  FIR FIREWOOD  B  taxes _ not licences - to the  Village, of Gibsons.  ���'* . 4. Log arriving in Shoal  Bay, in spite of the. letter's  contention do not come from  crown grant .land.. Young second" growth cannot be bought  from the government. . These  logs are from private owners  most of whom, in fact nearly  all- of whom are members oi"  this community, earning a  Jiving  in   this  area.  5 V The letter suggests an alternative site has - been held  in reserve by the provincial  government.. I would like to  see the man who reserved it,  use  it   for booming  purposes.  This site needs a $35,000  breakwater built (by the federal government) before it can  be used by local loggers. Present users of tlie presently  available frontage find it impossible to use many months  of the year. The program  suggested by tlie uninitiated  runs into considerations which  have never been publicized  but, nevertheless make it economically impossible for present outsiders of this site' to  use.  One of the other sites suggested by these so called experts adds $15 per . thousand  board feet to the cost against  the loggers. One hardly needs  an adding machine to come to  a  conclusion   on  this.  6. I would like to point out  again that the Shoal Bay site  has been used for dumping  purposes for more than a half  a century. Beach Property  Owners must be aware of this.  Yet in spite of this these houses  have been built adjacent to  the area. It is somewhat like  a swallow building its nest on  a railway crossing then suggesting the railroad should move.  7. The Beach Property Owners suggest that log dumping  has caused them financial loss  through rim racked buildings  owing to logs creating earth  tremours. (Like Mr. Churchill  would  say-   "some   logs")  I would point out that if  the allegations are true, the  the courts of British Columbia are ever ready to defend  the pwners. During the years  not one claim has been made.  8. In closing I would suggest that it is not up to the  loggers, plying their legitimate trade , in a legitimate,  manner in a place recognized  for decades as being available  for such occupation to find it  incumbent upon them to bear  an economically unsound burden in order for a very few  property owners to increase  their  real estate  values.  The Owners claim they have  a garbage and refuse problem  created by the loggers dumping in Shoal Bay. I would suggest some of this garbage and  refuse should be investigated  more thoroughly. I believe it  would be possible to trace, at  least a portion of same to fishermen. It is not my intention  to bring in the fishermen into  this but it is peculiar that they  have never been mentioned in  regard to noise at.nights or  refuse. Could it be that the  shoe hurts?  I think that now would be  a good time to urge all of us,.,  irrespective of creed or color.  to do our utmost to promote  industry and the flow of money  through the area. Only by a  concerted. effort, 7 honestly attempted, can we go ahead into the future of this growing  community with a sure knowledge that we are leaving a  legacy of progress to our children.   V" \VFre.d Holland.'  $7;50;DlL.  ���I_^_>NSv  $8.00 7WTSI__ dlBSONS  $650  $7i00  ���'���.���-*. _-.v iix :;������'  < _nr$_  _ltSONS  Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Meredith, are leaving for a holiday  ; on Dec. 23,When they go first  to Mrs. Meredith's mother in  Vancouver for ^Christmas, and  '- then to Cobmbs, on the Island:  to visit Mr.' and Mrs,. George  Meredith,  Ronald's   parents.  Mj. and Mrs.; Clarke Rath-  well of Rosetown, Sask., are  visiting. the Duncans at- the  Sechelt inn for the  holidays.  Stan Jackson, formerly of  ^the Selma Park Store.-..was in  the. area on Wednesday, visiting Charlie Lunn. He is driving a truck back to Monte  Lake from Wilson Creek.  der Harbour with her sons. Coast News Dec.   15  1955      3  Mr. Cedric Reid is spending ������  a  few days  in  Vancouver. school  teacher    at    Anderson  Capt.   Bales   of   the     motor Bay, Texada Island was in the  vessel  'Sundown' spent  a few Harbour during  the weekend-  hours in. Pender Harbour last  Thursday.  Mrs. Nesta Horne of Vancouver is spending a few days  at her summer home in Pender Harbour, prior to leaving  for Toronto where she will  spend the winter,, visiting her  son,   David. x  Mr. S.C. Bowdler spent last  weekend in Pender    Harbour.  Miss  Barbara Fenwick,   the  Mr. and Mrs. James Dougan  spent Saturda3r "doing" the  stores in  Pender  Harbour.  Mr. and Mrs. James Cox of  Texada Island were visitors  here  last Saturday.  The pulp and paper industry  pays over S44 million in  wages annually to the people  of British  Columbia  Demand for Canadian Christmas "trees in the U.S is greater  than ever before and that is  sending the price of trees in  Eastern Canada up by 25 cents  or -more. But if two or three  dollars seems a high tag for a  tree, look at what is happening  in Venezuela. North American  and European families there  ���have already paid   $35 each.  Garden Bay  Mr J. G. .�� Read of Hardy  Island is in Vancouver for a  few. days. .     .  Mr. " John Wray is visiting  his sons and daughters for a  few day��.  Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Donley  and family spent the weekend  in Vancouver.  Mr. William Mills of Med-  eira Park -has returned from  a short visit to Vancouver  Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Page  are back after spending the  past   six months in Nanaimo.  Mr; and Mrs. Danny Leavens  and Barbara are spending the  week-end in Vancouver.  Dr. and Mrs. A. Swan of  St. Mary's Hospital are in  Vancouver for a   few  days.  Mr. and Mrs. Eric Davidson  and daughter left on a motor  trip -to Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. L. Hambly of  Pender Harbour are in Vancouver for the rest of the winter.  They are  at  1998 Hosier  ���&YS-.A   .... ���., . ^ -  % Mr. Vand -MrsV James  Marsh  spent Saturday at Gibsons  While, there they attended the  Masonic Ball.  ..-'Mrs. Pixie Daly of Vancouver spent: the weekend in Pen-  BEAUTIFUL  SLIPPERS  DAINTY SHOES  FOR PARTIES  BOTH in MANY NEW STYLES  CASUAL or DRESS SHOES for MEN  ENGINEERS & LOGGERS BOOTS  St-JCE  Phone 25G  STOKE  Sechelt  Chris & Andrea) Johnston  Are Pleased To Announce  . They have made final arrangements  with one of Canada's Largest  Jewlers, and now as a  separate endeavour, present  CHRIS'S JEWELERS  A New Service on ihe Peninsula  COMBINING A  r  Selection  of  Fine  Jewels  WITH A  Complete  Jeweler s  Service  Repairs and Servicing to your Finest Possessions.  and Dec. 19 to Christmas Eve.  ^We will be open Evenings, Friday Dec. 16  _S-_^^i^?-W^^^IC<s^Wt^i-;i^^^^^;^-->'=i^^^^';-  WZZ&iZ.^-.W^^>.+i *i*^  Santa Warns -���  TIME IS RUNNING OUT!  ake  Good  Time By  Shopping   Now  at  S HARDWARE  Here are Suggestions for Family Gifts!  5W  "Dad:  Please  nim  With a GIFT of HAND or POWER  TOOLS for his WORK SHOP  A Smart Piece of Lug-gage  A    Fine LIGHTER ��� WALLET*  or Dependable  FLASHLIGHT  RIFLE or FISHING ROD  'Pat   'TfUtK,:  Delisht   Her  With a HOME GIFT!  Stainless  Steel Tableware  Pyrex ���- Revere or Aluminum  Kitchen Ware  Electrical Appliances  Handy Kitchen Tools  Fine China or Glass Ware  //  &<*#/ would     go  Good Pocket Knife,  His Own Portable Radio,  Badminton Racquet  Sporting Equipment  Fine Tools ��� A Wallet.  A Good Sturdy Watch  tor     a  idore  /t  <fi*it: would  ''just  A Handy Pen Set  Colorful Wallet and Cosmetic Bag  A Bedroom Radio       . ;  HerjOwn, Clock  Cooking Appliance  An Overnight Bag  //  ;?&< $6e   3$mM   *P%$  we  have   TOYS  Sturdy Mechanical Models that Keep on Working    Pull Toys for Tots ��� Tiny Stocking Stuff ers  Wfcli Made Wagons ��� Tricycles ��� Buggies  Dolls & Games  IBSONS  HA  PHONE 33  GIBSONS  B.C.  mmmmm The death of a member of  the Jackson famjfy in Cape  Town came as a sudden shock  to many Peninsula residents  who had met her personally  during a visit to.B.C. in 1954.  Margery Flora, wife of Brigadier Ewart Harveyi new retired, died after a short illness  in Cape Town, South Africa,  Nov. 25  Margery. Jackson canie with  her mother and the youngest  members of the family to Crib-  sons many years ago, and lived in the Fletcher house,  Pratt Road, which was then  operated as a store and post  office by Bil 1 Fletcher and  the late L.S.  Jackson.  Margery left to live hi Ritsi-  lano, and married there. She  then left with her husband for  Ireland, and later for India,  where   she lived many years.  After India became self governing, the Harveys moved to  Cape Town, from which point  they travelled widely. They  drove through the famous  Kruger National Park on visits  to their son, Dr. Theodore  Karvey, who practises in Bul-  awayo. A younger son Brian  was lost in the Egyptian- campaign at El Alamain. Two  grandchildren  survive.  Sechelt News  BY MRS. A. A. FRENCH  Sechelt Branch Canadian  Legion Ladies Auxiliary elected Mrs. A.A. French as president at the annual meeting.  Mrs. Jessie Lucken was named  first vice-president and Mrs.  E. Briggs, second vice-president Mrs. Dorothy Browning  was named secretary and Mrs.  Jessie Peterson, treasurer. The  standard bearer and sergeant-  at-arms, Mrs. Mabel Livesay.  Members of the executive  committee are Mrs. A. Batche-,  lor, Mrs. C. Mayne, Mrs. D.  Erickson and Mrs. G. Reid.  Mrs. M. Holroyd is past president.  DePencier circle of St. Hilda's Anglican church held its  annual meeting at the home  of Dr. and Mrs.Duncan McColl.  Mrs. T. . Lamb was elected  president, Mrs. G. Potts, first  vice-president; Mrs. H. Bill-  ingsley.treasurer and Mrs. Po-  teet, secretary. Mrs. W. Kennedy and Mrs. V. Sherwood  were welcomed as new members.  A concert, will be given -by  the Sunday School children  of St. Hilda's Anglican church  in the Parish hall Dec. 21 and  it is reported that Santa Claus  could be a  visitor. .  The VON Auxiliary met at  Mrs. T. Lamb's, with Mrs.  Postlewaite in the chair. Mrs.  Y. Kent is in charge of the raffle of a Christmas cake, which  'will be drawn for Dec.23. After the Christmas holiday, a  lamp and blanket will be raffled. The mystery prize at  this meeting was won by Mrs.  Kent.  Mrs. H. Nelson is treasurer  of the Auxiliary, Mrs. Lamb  secretary: More members are  invited.  A showing of films on highway safety was given at tlie  Sechelt Elementary school by  the RCMP with Const. Blot-  sam in charge. The showing of  the Musical Ride film won several converts from the Davy  Crockett school to the Mount-  ies.  Twenty, prizes were won at  the Legion Turkey Bingo, a  gala affair.  Forty-seven persons were  present at the Pender Harbour  PTA meeting, Dec.6, with the  president, N.O.C. Lee in the  chair. Some members of the  flourishing Student's Council  present joined in the discussion concerning the divisior  of profits from the successful  jointly sponsored Bingo-Carnival. It was decided tlv.it after  paying expenses and putting  9150. towards ��� rr radio-i:hr;no--  graph for the school the bal-  lance would be divided equally,   giving   each   aoout   S100.  The final plarii were made  for the Christmas- concert in  the Community Hail Dec. 15  commencing at 7.-0 p.m. Mr.  Buckley will be M.C. Presentation will be made to  Bill Klein and Carol Malcolm  of trophies given by the PTA  Kiwanis notes  Last week's meeting was  ably conducted by the secretary treasurer, Pat McCallum.  This week, iri accordance with  the rotating chairman plan  was in charge of George Hopkins. * Guest Speaker was Lee  Streight of the Vancouver  Sun. This revolving chairman  plan is proving interesting,  bringing  in  many; new  ideas.  It has been decided to try  and assist our senior citizens  on Christmas Sunday to attend church. Therefore anyone of any denomination of  either Gibsons or Sechelt areas  who can use assistance please  contact your minister, any  Kiwanian or Jim Stewart,  committee chairman. Kindly  do this as scon as possible so  that he may plan on cars.  Next week's meeting, in  charge of Jules Mainil, will be  a Christmas party for our  members  and  their wives.  President Harold Wilson  and Mrs. Wilson attended a  reception for presidents and  wives of the Northwest district of Kiwanis at the home  of Lieutenant Governor Ken  MacKenzie, New Westminster,  , Sunday.  New business  Sechelt business . expands  again, this time Chris and Andrew Johnston have added a  new service to the fast growing comrminity. Chris's Jewelry is the new venture.  The Johnston's have arranged with one of Canada's largest jewelry firms, and are  now established and will stock  fine jewelry and watches - as  Mr. Johnston comments, from  a $7 watch to $2,000 diamonds!  In addition to the sale of  jewels, jewelry service is a  part of the business, where  rings can be reset, jewelry  items repaired, watches and  clock repairs done, and all  the other activities in a jewelry  business.  HASSAN'S  FOR  TOYS  China and Novelties  Winter   Clothing  Sianfield's  Underwear  XMAS  FOODS  Phone  3-H  PENDER  HARBOUR  to the person obtaining the  highest mark in Social Studies  30 in the final June exams  each year. Bill KIien won this  award for '54 Carol Malcolm  for '55. A Minnie Mouse was  donated by Mrs. Donley tc be  raffled to raise additional  funds towards the Christmas  treat for children.  Mr. Buckley was unanimously elected Honary President. Mrs. Buckley's room  won the pennant and $2.00  award with 52%   attendance.  The guest speaker was Cpl.  Cummins who showed an interesting film "Musical Ride"  and gave an informative talk  on the traffic situation  4      Coast News Dec. 15  1955  Wilson Creek  BY MRS. D. ERICKSON  Members and    friends    who  are    not    travelling    for    the  Christmas holidays will be  welccme at St., Johns United  .Church here for the Christmas Day Service. Please note  the time 'has    been -  changed  from 3:30 p.m. to   11 a.m...  Mr. Tom Foley of radio  station CERA; Ottawa, spent a  day here recently with his  wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs.  __dlay. He was busy during  his stay in Vancouver broadcasting the Grey Cup Game;  then he returned to Ottawa  for the many affairs for this  occasion. He hopes to come  for a visit with his family next  summer.  Hal Roberts, a popular and  busy resident here, is in Vancouver for surgery. Mrs., Roberts is now with her daughter  Ivy and family.  Mr. and Mrs. Ron . Whitaker took off by plane last  week to join thir son Jack.ih  Hawaii for a vacation. Sea  Beaoh Motel is closed except  for the six units leased by the  B.C. Electric contractors.  JUNIOR. RAFFLE  Darlene Whj-.te was the  winner of the Junior Red  Cross Raffle, held under the  sponsorship of the Grade 8  pupils at Elphinstone. High  school last week. Patsy Lloyd;  was in charge of the raffle,  for a large box of chocolates.  The. pupils made and sold  their own raffle tickets, and  when all was counted, had  made fcr the Red Cross over  $30.  f&ve��ty $c$�� *)iem& $&% t&e  -Toys of Every Description  .  For The Kids!  <FOR THE MEN?'  Do  Come  in  while  the  Selection  is  Good.  Howe Scund 5, 10 15c Store  Theatre Bldg  PHONE 41-F  Gibsons  COME IN AND TEST - DRIVE  FOR YOURSELF THIS WEEK E  a great new idea tuned to  today's driving needs!  _W       /> ��<0* <>*C1'V^��WmW\  ___���*__������'���**" ���  With'56ForA'^J-8  .  P>^��_fride aft work  , offer*  , sea*  *6 *��?:��&�� js����-* i  .�����>*���  *#*J  �������"�����������,  'ft'-  :.. -   ��<r ' ������'       ��  Your Ford-Monarch Dealer will^  e you the best deal in town NOW)  ^        give you the best deal in town NO}  ^^ before you make any deal, we invite you ti  ^^^^^^^^sr^^^^'^^$;, see/yo^  * ��*  to  PHONE 64     Yoiir Ford-Monarch Dealer    SECHELT lore on inque  (Continued from Pag_-  1}  thought he would go home to  bed as he was tired.  Cpl. Morrison of the RCMP  read a* deposition from four  ���Vancouver men whom Mr.-  Davis had "signed in" at the  Legion. They said he sat and  talked with them and. had a%  beer but he was quite sober  when they left before Davis  had left the Legion Hall. They  said they noticed the truck  and tow, after leaving Seehelt  and in the ferry line-up and  also aboard the ferry.  Roderick     Ihglis,      Gibsons  trucker described how he met  Mr. Davis as Davis was coming out of the Legion Hall  about 9.30 p.m. He asked Mr.  Davis if .he. , would-.do some  work for him next morning  and Mr. Davis agreed he would.  Mr. Inglis said Mr. Davis appeared quite sober. Mr. Davis  left him and walked towards  his home along the left side  of the  highway.        '   ��� V  Before leaving Mr. Davis told  Mr. Inglis he would see Mr.  McAfee on the way home as  Mr. McAfee also wanted him  to do some work.  to  and KAY WOOD  on  the  Opening  of  Their   New  & Appliance  Store.  ... -.             '--<  CLEANERS  PHONE 100 ~~ GIBSONS  E��a^^  with*..  Serving  SECHELT PENINSULA  POWELL RIVER  With  CAR AND TRUCK  SPACES DAILY  3,200  NO   RESERVATIONS REQUIRED  TOPS for .ofiyenience-rOPS for spoec-TOPS for speedl  ROOM FOR ALL-RIDE  "Take a Tip' from _f_e -fry  onded Stock  Sfltit advtrtitfmetit h not published or dhpfayed by.the Liquor Contrfl Uomrd..  ik,# ���   swigths Gotermrent of British Columbia.,   V ,;$��  Mr. McAfee, motel proprietor explained he had about "a  half-minute's talk with, Mjv  Davii about 9.30 while standing in the doorway cf-his. office. Mr. McAfee agreed- that  Mr. Davis should work for  him at 9 a.m. instead of at 8  ...a,ni. Then.^.Mr. Davis walked _.  off in the direction cf his  home. He appeared to be def-  inately sober. Mr. McAfee  said. .     ;  John A: MacDonald, farmer  oh Sechelt highway, said how  on the Saturday morning about  7 a.m. he was putting a n'ote  in a mailbox on the highway  when he noticed a coat some  50 or 60 feet south of his home  on the side b�� the road. Then  he saw the body. He walked ,  immediately to, the Ridgeway  bar where someone called the  RCMP. Mr. MacDonald said  his home was about 200 yards  west of Mr. McAfee's.  Constable  Ken Robinson of  the RbMP said on answering  the phone call he found a body  in   a   ditch   near     Sunnycrest  Motors    service    station.    He'  :  made  a  careful    check    then  called the  Sechelt RCMP  de- ..-  tachment and. the coroner.- He  ,  said he found some brain tissue and hair on a pole also a  blood-stain    about    four . feet  eight inches from the- ground .  level.  The.   body"    was . face  down about seven feet    from -,-������  the highway. Road    visibility  was about    half-mile.    There  were no marks,on    the    road-n  but he thought the    lights    at "  the service station could create]?  a  road hazard  because of-he*  darkzone 'beyond the lights,   v  Turning in his evidence he?  mentioned that, on  the    night  previously he had noticed the  wrecker with its tow and hadV  noted it was flashing    a    re'd|  dome light.  This   was at   approximately 9.30 p.m. He turned back in his patrol car towards Gibsons, and    saw    the  wrecker and tow on the wharf  awaiting the ferry. He  talked'  ito> the  driver' about  the    red^  dome    which    Robinson    told''  him was    not     allowed.    His*  understanding    was     that     it.  should be amber. He    flashed  his light inside' the cab    and,  could see a -bottle; of whiskey jj  on the floor but as the driver's *  ability Was  not impaired    no  police action  was     warranted  at the time.  He  also said he  thought  tne  towed truck was  off centre about 8 to 10 inches.  Traffic was 'light- that night  on    the    highway,  . Constable;;  Robinson said and he did not,  recall offha'nd seeing any other:  trucks   on  the  highway.  Returning to his evidence -  concerning the discription pf|  the bcdy of Mr. Davis, he saidv  he noticed his jacket was  fairly new but torn on the-  right sleeve for about two inch-7  es. The coat was checkered  blue and white wool, not too  easily, seen in the dark. His  trousers were also darkish.  He had nothing . oil him ' that  would reflect light.  J.D. Carroll Sunnycrest service station attendant said he '  was at front washing- a car  about 10 p.m. Traffic was  about normal and he said he  saw the wrecker and tow  which was travelling about  40 mph. The tow appeared,  off centre on the right hand  side.  Capt.  Thcinas  F. Hercus  of  the Black Ball ferry Bainbridge  told of. the difficulty the crew  had hi getting    the    wrecker  and tow off at Horseshoe Bay  ���because it kept binding against,  the engine   room  casing.  This^  might .have been caused from -  stowing it too    close .to    the  side. However it took three to...;,  four minutes   to get   it off. 7; 7  George E.   Cook,   deckhand,  oldthe jury he    thought   the- '"-  tow stuck put about .eight in^-'  ches to one' side. He    told   of  seeing a couple of men drink-*  ;  ing on the    upper  .deck:    and;  told them    not    to . so    they'  went.and sat in.the wrecker.  Neither wer^drunk ��� but    he..  said he coulS (.tell    they,   had,,  been drinking. ^  . Constable B.C. Johnson of ���  the RCMP Vancouver CIB  told, Of "visiting Doug's Service  station and checking "the  wrecker and tow. photos, were  ���taken and the coupling examined. Three small hairs were  found on His left side of the  tows stopwall abcut five feet  three inches from the grouud  and in approximately th<? same  location    noticed    red    t-ains.  There  were also some    cloth  fibres.  He said he took a statement from Hughes, the driver  which in brief was to the  effect Hughes - and a friend  Alex Vogrig had bought some  liquor on the-way to Horseshoe ..bay .and. had two drinks  before they got to Sechelt.  He explained his top speed was  40 mph but not all the way  as he had to go slow at various points. There was no sway  to tlie tow and he had his red-  flash on all the way from  Sechelt to Gibscns. Vogrig _  statement was similar.  Sgt. N. Krag, RCMP Vancouver CIB corroborated Constable Johnson's evidence and  added that he was of the opinion the towed truck was obviously twisted giving the ap-  pearence of being to one side.  Mr. Hughes, driver of the  truck testified before the jury  that the trip from. Sechelt to  Gibsons was ' absolutely uneventful. As regards *���' pedestrian traffic there was nothing  abnormal. Answering a question from the jury he said he  could have side-swiped a pedestrian, and not feel the,.- impact because of the weight on  the wrecker and tow, about  six tons.1 What alcohol he had  taken did not impair him,, he  said. During his evidence he  said there was nothing on his  conscience.;- ������/������    -        ^:- ���'.-: _ ���' ���  Mr. , Vogrig "corroborated  Hughes . evidence and. said he  was sitting on the right side  of the cab watching the tow at  the back for sway. It was leaning a bit to the right but there  was no sway. He said he saw  no pedestrians.  Cpl. Morrison, Gibsons RCMP told how the hairs,' fibres  and stained wcod were sent  to him from Vancouver CIB  and he sent them on to the  RCMP laboratory in Regina  for examination. He read out  the report he received from  Regina. The hairs similar to  samples of Mr. Davis' hair  sent with the evidence, could  have been from some other  head even though characteristics of the hairs were similar.  The cloth fibres proved negative not matching any of Mr.  Davis' clothes and the stains  did not  show up  as blood.  Dr. McColl the coroner read  ah autopsy report made by.  Dr. T.R. Harmon of Vancouver which showed a skull frac-  Coast News Dec.  15 1955      5  ture, a five inch scalp cut be-'  hind an ear, forehead abrasion',  cut on hand, right shoulder  bruises and a cut over the  right knee cap. Death was  caused by severe head injuries  from striking a hard object.  There was a fair amount of*  alcohol   in  the blood.       .  Following this evidence the  jury retired to deliberate on,  its  verdict.  FRESH COOKED SHRIMPS  50c lb  Christmas Orders Taken  Also Fresh  Caught  SPRING SALMON  PHONE 84X GIBSONS  B. W. M. BONE  Chartered    Accountant  1045   West Pender  St.  TAtlow   1954  VANCOUVER!.   B.C.  Consult  LAURIE SPECK  YOUR  ACCREDITED  &auwe&  DEALER  SERVICE  HEATING, AIR-CONDITIONING  Phone     149     GIBSONS  _ ������ vt---..:;oe}j-.-.-3i  ps>*w* *-v. ��� *-#<0M  y   ;���������*: "ySgi '^ J*_    v      rtiwi3:\C :::  % ^xy^^^^y^^^ yi  tfi   <  for EVERYONE  from  BABY  to GRANDMAMA���  YOU CAN DO NO BETTER  AT CHRISTMAS THAN A  GIFT from TASELLA!  SHOP EARLY IF POSSIBLE, WHILE SELECTION'S COMPLETE  WE'RE HERE TQ HELP YOU SHOP COURTEOUSLY & EFFICIENTLY.  AND WE REMIND YOU - ONLY 8 MORE SHOPPING DAYS!  TASELLA SHOP-SECHELT  the   LEGION  KLONDYKE MITE  in  Gibsons! 6      Coast News Dec. 15 1955  Police Court  ristmas wrappings  It's no secret that imagina-    have been 6pent in preparing  Frank Friesen of Vancouver    tiVe   gift  mappings  ^n   add    the package  was fined $15 and costs in  Magistrate Johnston's Court  last week, for operating a commercial vehicle without a  chauffeur's license. For engaging an unlicenced driver.  Builtwell Homes of Vancouver  were fined $15 and costs.  Edward Koike of Sechelt,  for driving without a current  driver's licence was fined $25  and   costs.  glamonr to even .such ordinary gifts as handkerchiefs, a  pair of stockings or a hammer.  At Christmas, the "trimmings"  on the parcel rate as many  compliments as the gift it  contains.'  Actually,  the  average    person can do just as well as pro-  With a few yards of inexpensive ribbon, flower bows  such as colorful Christmas  poinsetta, daisy, chrysanthemum or carnation are easily  made. The secret, if there is  any, is using the new unwoven, plastic coated ribbons such  as sasheen, lacelon, or decor-  ette.  One boW, made from sasheen ribbon,  for  example, has  fessional  shopping services in  For obstructing the    traffic    gift wrapping if  a few basic earned   the  name  of  "magic"  on the highway, Stephen Pos-    instructions are followed. Ad- because it.forms the basis for  tlewaite was  assessed a ' fine     ded  touches here  and    there all the  flower designs,  of $10 and costs.                            with' bits of ribbon or colored Here are the steps for mak-  William    A.    Woods,     and    paper can make a    gift    dis- ing the magic bow. Using three  William K. Woods of Sechelt,    tinctly personalized. yards of sasheen, make a cir-  for failing to file an    income        The  biggest     advantage    is cle about four inches  in    di-  ta-x return, were    each    fined    that  these    extra    glamour ameter.  Stick the end of rib-  touches can be made now and  stored for use    during    busy  $25 and  costs.  Double    parking    near   the  church corner in Gibsons cost pre-Christmas days. Attached  Pete Hanson Pender-- Harbour at the last minute with pins  a fine of $2 and costs. or    scotch    tape,    they retain  Drinking beer on the public their fresh crispness and still  highway Clarence Sicotte of give the impression that hours  Gibsons paid a fine of S50  and costs.  Illegal parking in front of  a Gibsons resident's entry to  property, . preventing entry,  cost William Coffee of Sechelt  a $2 fine. He pleaded a garage worker had parked the  vehicle.  The magistrate gave a juv- .  inile a chance to keep clear ne^ .��� the north of England  of troubles   with  a suspended    !n, l\WBs.his Mention that  bon inside the circle with  scotch tape. Wind the remaining ribbon, around the circle  in a neat roll.  Fold the circle in half making certain the loose end is  folded well over    the    centre  msEh\^s-  WHERE ALL  SHARE ALIKE  My father hadi a small busi-  sentence, placing him en pro'  I should take    it    over.    My  bation until his 18th birthday, ��� her Agreed and I can  when arraigned in court for st}11 re���e���*fr+ th* discussions  stealing   food at    a    Gibsons    ah���t *��� Bu* ? was l who de  Motel.  Driving .without due care  and attention cost James Calder $25  and   costs,  Impaired driving cost Frederick Pullen of Nanaimo $150  and costs.  Where to Eat  in  Gibsons  Kum-A-Gen  'Coffee Shop  Offers Lunches,  Snacks  Good Home-Cooked  Meals  Convenient,    Pleasant  Below Post Office  ANNE    GARY  Dining Room  TRY   OUR   SPECIALTIES  "WHERE   QUALITY  CfOUNTS"  Phone GIBSONS 140  cided the matter.  One day     a    big    business  opened a branch quite near my  father's little   shop.   Although  just a little lad', I   saw   that  lished urttil after his death,  and such was his humility  that he did not want his name  to appear on them. He was  willing to be completly forgotten if only the cause of  truth should be advanced.  A sentence in one of his  books summed up. his wishes  for mankind: "The greatest  treasure in the world is not  that which, for one to possess  the rest must lose, but where  this new store had much better    all can possess alike; and where  one man's    wealth    promotes  his  neighbor's"  Our quotation today is by  Dr. Joseph Parker: On things  spiritual, every man may become a King, ever/ woman a  Queen.  WINTER CARE  FOR YOUR  OA!  or  OCK  Don't let Cold Weather  Destroy your Pleasure  or your Efficiency  IWcCULLOCK  SAWS  WELDING  SOLNIK  SERVICE STATION  Phone 85T Sechelt  Your  printing  can be  done at  The Coast Njetus  merchandise than dad and at  lower prices. The little drama  ���has been repeated over and  over. A big concern closed the  little merchant out. Dad simply couldn't stand the competition.  I know that compettion, in  the main,, is a good thing, but  the cruel|y of it made a deep  impression on me and I turned away from it and whenever I hear or read about it,  1 know there is another side.  Even Winston Churchhill  said recently: "Unrestrained  competition can, become a  very cruel thing." It can run  wild and completely drive the  little man out of business.  Paul pointed put that while  only one could win a prize in  the races of his day, .in the  Christian race all ��� who ran  could obtain, a prize ��� there  were prizes for every body;  none - need   be left out.  In the Christian way, there  ar�� no "has been" or "a^  rans." There is a fallacy that  the cream of society always  come to the top and inferior  men and wemen are left behind. I don't believe that';  chance or a score of other  things bring men to the top  as well as ability.  A certain lad took part in  a race at a picnic recently. He  came in first, with five other  boys trailing behind. When  he did not seem very much  elated; and when asked the chairman for the seventh suc-  reason, he said. "I wish all cessive year��' ��y request,  the other fellows had got pri- Fred Mutter is the new pres-  zes,   too" ident. Charles Brookman, vice  Mrs. C.Strom  JVI president  The annual meeting of Howe  Sound Women's Institute was  held-in the United Church hall  Dec. 6th. "'  Officers elected were Mrs.  C. Strom president, Mrs.  George Charman vice-president  Mrs. J. Corlett sec- treasurer.  Executive members are Mrs.  Hodgson  and Mrs. Forbes.  Annual reports were read.  The retiring president thanked  the members for their loyal  support which made the year  a success.  The afternoon concluded  with a social half hour and an  exchange of gifts.,  fold. Cut off the corners at  the center fold. Tie securely  at the resulting notches with  a narrow strip of ribbon. "The  bow can be stored at this stage.  To give the bow its shape  pulj the first inside lpop_ on  the right hand side of'tne bow  to the right and with a quick  twist, down towards the centre. Take the second inside  loop,0pull it t0 the left, twist  . and down towards the centre.  Continue this procedure until  all the loops on the right hand  side have been pulled into position.  Follow  the same  order  ��� for the loops on the left hand  side of the bow. Attach to the  package.  For a two-color version of  the magic bow, roll together  one and a half yards of each  color of ribbon. Follow tlie  magic bow directions for  pulling out the loops except  . one of each color is pulled,  to the right and then one of  each color to the left hand  X side of the bow,  A  chrysanthemum, effect is  created* by, cutting    three    or  four slits in the ribbon, about  one-quarter inch   apart,   from  ��� the loop ends toward the not-  AJ ched centre, after the    circle  has been tied. Be sure to leave  ;;: at least one inch    of    ribbon  uncut at the centre    of    the  bow. - -  Making a  carnation bow is  equally simple. Make a magic  bow and  gather all the loops  tightly in one hand and    cut  .off the folded ends about two  finches above the    tied    area.  Shake lightly,   trim  off    any  .long ends and attach  to    the  package.  ���  Only 15 to 20 inches of sa-  ' sheen is  required to make   a  Vdai~y bow. Tie  the circle    of  .ribbon with a piece cf golden-  'rod sasheen, knotting the ribbon so that it forms a raised  centre for the flower. Contin-  ��� ��� * ue  the magic bow directions.  '*... Similarily     the     Christmas  poinsetta*    made V with    only  - obout 15 inches of red sasheen  and tied with a piece of. gold-  1 enrod ribbon, is equally effective.. After tying    the    circle,  hold tlie, two sets of-loops to^  gether and cut out the "petals"  in curved) fashion    from    the  centre to    and    through    the either side,  twisting any dull  ends of the loops. This assures petals  so that the shiny  side  that all the petals will be uni_ faee,g upward. Arrange the pW-  form size and shape. ais by pullling them individ-  Starting with    the    bottom ualiy to alternate sides of the  petals, pull one at a time   to bow. Attach to the package.  Fred  Mutter  to   head  club  The Wilson Creek Community Center Club held its election of officers on Wednesday  last.  Magistrate  Johnston  was  That idea isn't as new as  you might think.  There once lived in the  Netherlands a strange little  man named Baruch Spinoza.  He was one of the noblest  men who had ever lived. He  was bitterly, persecuted because of his religious beliefs  and made to suffer many  times.  He worked as a lens grinder for microscopes and telescopes,    but  he  is   chiefly  re-  president, and Ted    Cole    the  secretray treasurer.   Directors-  are Mrs.    V.    Little,    Mrs. B.  Brcokman, Paul Stroshein and  Jack Macleod.  Riding, Walking?  Please be careful  Hundreds of Canadians are  likely to be killed or injured.  during the 1955 ChristmasV  membered for his philosophy New Year holiday season un-  of life and his heart of good less motorists and pedestrians  will. He cared nothing for are more careful than last year,  money and lived on a few Most of the fatalities that  cents a day . When a friend spoil the annual festivities.  wanted to present him with could be avoided, according to,  a great sum of money, he re- . the Automobile Club of Amer-  fused it, saying.    "Nature    is " ica,   if party-goers would ob-  content with little, and when  she is satified, so am I." Shortly afterwards, when this  wealthy; man wanted to leave  all his wealth, to Spinoza, the  lens grinder pleaded with him  not to, but to leave it to his  brother with whom he had  quarreled.  At his request his own un  serve  the following pointers:  1. Don't drive if you plan  to drink.  2. When either driving or  walking be extremely careful ��� perhaps the other fellow will have  been  drinking.  3. Don't ride with anybody  who has  been drinking.  4. If you take "one for the  m,_iw�� lapwwn  r  SECHELT PENINSULA  KEY SHOOT  SUN.  DEC. 18-START 12NOON  afkers   Gravel  Pit -  Sechelt  Perhaps You Already Have a Turkey  COME ��� SHOOT for a GROCERY HAMPER!  BMUMH  RED & WHITE STORE  The* Largest Food Store on the Peninsula  With ihe Widest Variety  Phone Sechelt VL8 .  FOR FREE ptoVERY  ORDER NOW for CHRISTMAS!  Capons  Chickens '-T  FULLY COOKED BURN _  SHANKLESS PICNICS ��� Ready to Eat ��� lb.   45c  STAPLE & FANCY GROCERIES  TO GO WITH YOUR HOLIDAY FARE  CHOCOLATES & CANDIES  BOXED or PACKED for CHRISTMAS  lake it a REAL CHRISTMAS  FOR YOUR BOY OR GIRL ,  With That "MUST" GIFT - . BICYCLE!  C.C M. ��� RALEIGH ��� TRIUMPH ��� RUDGE  * #  FOR SMALLER FRY ���  Strong  Well-Constructed  Wagons,  Tricycles  S?W-   Doll Buggies, Walkers  CHELT CYCL  ____ i ���_ mmams  CHRIS'S VARIETY  at your service as always  with FINE QUALITY       ..,,  %A  ONLY  S DAYS  LEFT!  (BIKE ACCESSORIES  MAKE FINE  GIFTS)  PHONE   95M ���SECHELT  Of Every Description.  CHINA FIGURINES, NOVELTIES  TOYS - DOLLS-GAPP  HOSTESS, COCKTAIL ��� SMOKER SETS  ���:',   INTERESTING &. NOVEL COSTOMET JEWELRY   'V  Jewels of Distinction ;:;  '7.7 for Milady:���>S_lo_��...  Necklaces,   Ear  rings. Geld Pocket   Knives.  Bracelets, Brooches Links/Clips  & Sets  For the Younger Set: ���  BIRTHDAY RINGS, LOCKETS, JEWELRY  Lad  ies   an <  i      rV ...o  en s rine  ate  PHONE 96  SECHELT  portant books   were not  pub-  road"   make  it coffee. POWER LINE EXTENDING  Tlie British Columbia Power  Commission line is progressing  steadily .' towards Pender Harbour in spite of weather conditions and by the end of Feb  ruary; should be completed to  Madeira Park.  Power should be available  to consumers in Halfmoon Bay  area, including Redrooffs and  Welcome Beach, by the end of  January.  Coast News Dec. 15 1955  irs_  Roberts Creek  tt^��IUl_|MMiUIMW����aMIWWJ��ltia��tltMM|i^|M^ H _�������! ^n��_��Si��_,V_1  IHfMlimwiMltUUMUtW ^����� fumUUMW  Over 35 yrs* in Electronics  Now ill Gibsons with  JAY-BEE FURNITURE & APPLIANCES  TOMDUBORD   PHONE 99W  nsvg*_-��*B��rmafi_ �����.������<  'ffliiii  iimmiiimMiiiiiiiiinuiniuiiiiMnnnmi  lies  Mrs. E.J. Shaw's mother,  Mrs. Elizabeth Gatenby Robinson,. of Roberts Creek- died  in Vancouver on Dec. 7 in her  81st. year. Mrs. Rqbinscn was  a long time resident at Roberts Creek, and for the past  few years-has lived with her  daughter. She also leaves a  sister, Mrs. Learmouth. of Vancouver.  Funeral service    was    held  on Monday, Dec- 12,    at    the  GENERAL. T-V . SERVICING ������ ~ <?������_-.  . officiating.  Burial was in the  PROMPT - REASONABLE      "e�� f ^emetery- ""S**  ,  \        , Pall bearers were: from Rob  erts Creek, John Matthews,  Alan White and Edward Shaw;  from Vancouver: George and  Dick Steele and Alex Wyllie.  Mrs. Robinson, with her seagoing husband, Chief Engineer  Robinson of the British Merchant fleet, came to Winnipeg  in 1911. There, with the family  settled on a brother's farm,,  Mr. Robinson worked for the  Massey Harris Co., until the  First War, when Mr. Robinson  returned to the Navy. Following this, the family moved to  Vancouver, and Mr. Robinson  once more to the Merchant  vessels. He continued at sea  until his retirement in. 1927,  when the family ��� moved to  Roberts  Creek.  Mr. Robinson took over the  Post .Office there from Mr.  Dowries, and Mrs Robinson as  assistant, ran the office. 1'hey  lived in a house purchased  from Mr.  Harbinson.  Following the death of her  husband, in January, 1953  Mrs. Robinson moved to the  Shaw's cottage, and for the  past two months has lived  with Mrs. Shaw.  CARD OF THANKS   We thank our many friends  and neighbors for their kind  sympathy, their cards and  their flowers, sent following  the death cf our mother, Mrs.  Robinson.  Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Shaw  ENGAGEMENT  Mr, and Mrs. John Reay,  formerly of Mission City, B.C.  but now residing at Nanaimo  B.C. announce the engagement of l^ieir only daughter,  Margaret Anne., to Bernard  Duval son of Mrs. Marie Duval,  of Selma Park, B.C. The wedding will take place on January 7th, 1956, at 2.00 o'clock  in the afternoon in St. Joseph's  Church. Mission City, B.C.  SHOE   REPAIR  FOR SALE  Bring Your Boots to Brackett!  Skilled repair work of all kinds  quickly done. Reasonable rates  RON BRACKETT  _ Sechelt Highway Gibsons.  _  HELP" WANTED"  l3*S5fcy_<ss35  g-U^$--^^feiW_SS^5^i^55iW5^^  i^"_^^-^5^i'i^S~5-i^S^ii��tii^J  Does Your HUBBY  Have a  HOBBY?  Make Him a Happy Man  With a.Gift o)  Tools and/ or Materials  Or His Own Choice With A  From  GIBSONS BUILDING  SUPPLIES, LTD:  PHONE GIBSONS 53  .^v-^j^S^^S-^^S^!*  ^rr^__w. ���>������ -  i^r?{^��  K-^i^-^^feMiis^liB-S  mm  EMPLOYMENT  INFORMATION  DO YOU NEED HELP?  DO YOU, WANT WORK?  Place  your   Requirements   for  Female   Help  with  WHITAKER   &  REYNOLDS  Cherry Whitaker's  Office  Box   126, _   Sechelt  Phones:  days,   Sechelt   63.  evenings.  81R  or  78R  WORK~WANTED     ~     '      ~~  Spray and brush    painting;  also paperhanging. J. Melhus.  Phone   Gibsons   33. tfn  2 boys 13 need odd jobs for  holidays. Phone 96G Gibsons  Man with poweiv_ saw    for  hire.  Reasonable    rates,    will  go. anywhere.   Phcne  7R  Gibsons.  WAITED  Furnished living accomoda.  ticn required by dentist and  family in vicinity of-Sechelt,  immediately! until January 26.  Telephone Dr. Burns, Sechelt  School.  TOTEM FLASHES  New home building -government specifications, attractive,  plenty room, city water lights  phcne available, terms  5 acre farm, furnished home,  years wood, lovely garden,  place all fenced, Stream thru  it, most attractive property.  Nice building lot in Gibsons  $350 terms.  TOTEM REALTY  Gibsons B.C. *  See our Used Oil Burning,  Coal and Wood Burning Ranges. Parker's Hardware, Seehelt tfn  Sechelt Bargain: only $1200  cash or terms Lot 100' x 250'  with good cabin, water piped  in.  80' Waterfront Lot, level to  splendid beach. Only $1500  H.B. Gordon Agencies/Sechelt  B.C.. Phone 53F or 81M.  Stewart Warner" Battery  Mantle Radio, with good battery.   First class condition.  Johnson Iron Horse Gas engine, perfect running condition, B.L. Cope, Roberts Creek.  XMAS  TURKEYS  ROASTING CHICKEN  R.W. Vernon      Gibsons 26Q  One  McClary   rangette   $15  and one eld-fashioned    Beach,  electric  i_nge  $10  Phone  Sechelt 47M. 48  WOOD -  Alder or Fir  Also Slab Wood  SERVICE FUELS  Ran Vernon  Phone Gibsons 26Q  Business and  Professional  ACCOUNTING SERVICE  PENINSULA -  ACCOUNTING SERVICE  All  Types  of  Accounting  Problems Expertly Attended  Village Enterprises Bldg.  Sechelt  Office .Open 9  a.m.���S p.m.  Daily  Phone* Sechelt 98F  . _________________  LORNE  BLAIN  Representative  Continental  Life   Insurance  Company  Box  188   Gibsons,  B.C.  Phone Gibsons, 82G. .  BICYCLES.   BABY-BUGGIES"  SECHELT   CYCLE  Bicycles New & Reconditioned  Repairs to AH Wheeled Goods  Saw Filing  Lawn Mowers  Sharpened  Phone Sechelt 95M  BUILDING SUPPLIES  GIBSONS  BUILDING    SUPPLIES  LTD.  "WE    CARRY   THE   STOCK"  Phone Gibsons 53  Ladies' bicycle, Good condition, snap $25 cash. Phone  Gibsons 116H.  Clean Bed lounge,    wooden  arm rests. $5. D. Erickson Wil-,  son Creek, mornings.  One white saddle horse.  Phone  Gibsons  24A.  check ycuc  HJCry NUMBERS  John Wood announces the following numbers  of tickets held by winners at his new  store opening last Friday and Saturday:  Friday Saturday  24627 24675       24751  24607 - 24684       24726  24566 24698       24761  24545 GRAND PRIZE: 24734  Come ifi and claim your prizes ~  You'll fid them well wonrth while!  Kay, John and Harry wish to thank everyone.  for their participation in the Opening  of their New Hardware Store.  HEY - KIDS.  LOOK WHO'S  COMINGS  SANTA HIMSELF  SAL DEC. 1?  At Our Store  3-30-4.30p.m.  SEE OUR TOY COUNTER  ,������������"���".      AND REMEMBER  & Dependable  Hardware Service  ��� - "��� *"  ^  HARDWARE,  iE-S  J  Phone 32  Gibsons  Seehelt News  BY MRS. E. .LUMSDEN '  Debbie 17 month old daughter . of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Osborne Jr. Sechelt. is home  after a two-week illness: in St.-  Paul's Hospital, Vancouver.  The small son of Mr. and  Mrs. Joe Rogers, Sechelt, has  been ill for the last week.  Robyn was quite uncomfortable with one of the painful  sicknesses attacking the youngsters in this area.  Mr. and Mrs. Reid'from Porpoise Bay left on Fridajr last  for a five month's holiday in  Mexico..  Ouircli Services  Dec. 18, 1955.  "ANGLICAN  4th Sunday in Advent  gSt. Bartholomew's,    Gibsons  11.00 a.m. Sunday School  11.00 a.m. Carol Service  Si. Hilda's, Sechelt  1.45 p.m. Carol Service  1.45 p.m.  Sunday School  Si. Aidan's, Roberts Creek  11  a.m. Sunday School  3.15 p.m. Evensong  St. Mary's. Pen_��.r Harbour  1-1.00 a.m. Divine Service  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  ; 7.00 p.m. Nativity Play  1st 2nd and 4ih Sundays  Served by United Church  3rd  and  5th by Anglican  ST. VINCENTS-  Holy Family, Sechelt,    9 a.m.  St. Mary's, Gibsons, 10.30' a.m.  Port  Me'ITon,   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  Barnyard manure, any quantity. Charles Klein, Phone  Gibsons  148 R. 50  .Work wanted  FOlTRENT " ~~"  Santa Claus suit for rent.  124M,   Gibsons.  A D-4 Cat and Arch, by hour  or by contract.? Warren Gil-  b'ertson. Phone  Sechelt  37M.  THE  DATEPAD  \ Dec. 14: VON Headlands  Auxiliary Xmas Party at the  home cf Miss Fannie Grant  Gibsons.  Dec. 15: The meeting of the  L.A. Canadian Legion will be  held at the Legion Hall, 8 p.m.  Ev.eryone welcome. Gibsons  . Dec 16, 8.15 p.m.. Halfmoon  Bay Players present The Bishops Candlesticks and Christmas concert at Redrooffs Hall.  Dec. 16 Roberts Creek  School PTA Card singing at  8  p.m.  Dec. 17: Gibsons Badminton  Club annual Snowball Frolic,  School hall 10 p.m. Benny  Stone's  Orchestra.  Dec. 17: Roberts Creek, Hall  Board dance, Port Mellon Orchestra.  Dec! 20: 7 p.m. at Danny's  Kiwanis Christmas party,  ladies night, in charge Jules  Mainil.  Dec. 21: Gibsons United  Church 8 p.m. Community  ainging of Christmas Carols  assisted by the Choraliers.  Everybody welcome.  Dec. 22: Sechelt, Fireman's  raffle draw.  This Weeks Special: Gower  Point, waterfrontage, 100 feet  V_ acre, good water, lovely  location,  only $i295.  Harold  Wilson  Totem  Realty  Phone   Gibsons   44  evenings  147  French conversational lessons; records and books for  full course $25. Also large  wardrobe trunk. Phone Seohelt  13Q.  Wico Magneto for 4 cyl.  motor, drive gearr shaft and  coupling to fit Ford. Nearly  new,  $45  Hunter automotive gasoline  heater, Model UH-47. 16,000  B.T.U. size. Automatic thermostat control. 6 volt. New  cost $168.50. 1 year old. Sell  for  $75.  Bondo gasoline lead melting  furnace. New cost, $178. Sell  for $75. Bob Ritchey, Gibsons  107W tfn  "     "FOR" SALE  Queen Anne, glass top, solid  walnut coffee table, $35. large  table lamp and shade, new  $4.50. Mrs. Fulton, Hopkins  Landing.  1953 Fcrd in good condition  Box   105 Gibsons.  BULLDOZING  BUILDING    BULLDOZING  CONTRACTING   .  Ran  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   Sechelt  Peninsula  Phone:  Gibsons   100  _________ ^  MARSHALL'S   PLUMBING  HEATING &   SUPPLIES  Phone Gibsons 13-, 104 or 33  RADIO  ".  RICHTER'S   RADIO ��� TV  SALES and SERVICE  Speedy, Guaranteed Work  SALES ON EASY TERMS  Phone.SECHELT 6  Notary Public  Legal   Documents    promptly  attended  to  W.J.   (Jack)   Mayne.  Phone   24.   . Sechelt  B.C.  GIFT STORE  Notions���Cards���Toys  Miscellaneous Gifts   ;  THRIFTEE    STORES  Left of Post  Office  Gibsons, B.C.  Headquarters  For Wool  Oil stove, pot burner, fan,  and fittings Phone Gibsons 20J  WANTED TO BUY-  A  Good  Piano  Box 439, Coast News.  REAL ESTATE  Gibsons Since 1945  John Coleridge Realty  The Oldest  Established dffice  (Immediately South ef the  Post Office)  Notary Public  Sales,  Conveyancing,   Management   Agent for    the   Official  Administrator etc.  Connection with important  Vancouver Realtors.  Local Office DVA and VLA  wXfCH'REPAtRS "  Fast, accurate, guaranteed  watch repairs. 'Marine Men's  Wear, Gibsons. tfn  Wafch  T-_pair:  All  types of  watches and jewelry repaired.  Reliable, fast,  efficient. Union..  General  Store   Sechelt.        ���nv  INSUftANCE  * Fire, Auto, Liability. Prompt  courteous service. Totem Realty, Gibsons. tfn  H.B7 GORDON TT_GENCIES  Secheli  REAL   ESTATE  and   INSURANCE  Phone  S3F Evenings   and  Holidays    81M  ELECTRICAL  WORK  Home and Industrial Wiring  Electrical   Heating  GIBSONS    ELECTRIC  Phone   130  Authorized   GE   Dealer  Radlcs, Appliances. TV Service  WIRING  Commercial &   Residential  Electric  Space Heatinjj  Anvwhere on the Peninsula  PARKER knd SIM   ��  ELECTRIC  Pnrker's   Hardware  Seohelt   51   ���   75Q   Evenings  MACHiNisfS  HILL'S   MACHINE    SHOP  Mobilized   Welding  W.elding Anywhere ��� Anytime  Expert    Tradesmen  Precision     Machinists  Phone 54 Residence   152  Furniture  0 and S SALES. SERVICE  Agents   For  Propane Gas  -   Combination Gas Ranges  Sales   and  Installations  Free' Estimates  Electric ami Gas Hot Plates  FURNITURE  LINOLEUMS  .Phone 3  Sechelt  REFRIGERATEON""  REFRIGERATION  SALES and SERVICE  Commercial ������ Domestic  25 Years' Experience  A.  M.  CAMPBELL  SECHELT 83Q  SCHOOL HALL  STARTS 10 P.M.  GIBSONS '"Nm L N" as  Di ^   !."> in^s  <��._���* ^J>^  3&3P& Masons ball  great success.  The annual Masons ball,  at  Roberts Creek Hall' on Dec.  10 was a great success and the  crowd attending it surpassed  all expectations. Cars lined  both sides of. the road and lot.  "Danny" and "Ole"'had a  hard time finding enough turkey-dinners to feed the crowd.  Food-laden tables, tastefully  set, lined three sides of the  hall. There was gaiety, laughter and song all about. Dancing was the second most popular pastime of the evening.  Local misses waiting on the  tables, were Marilyn Coles,  Joan Reeves. Pat Rusk. and  Doris  Solnik.  dion at Sechelt.  Soloists   of    the     accordion  were: Richard Harry, Merrilee  Fahrni, Norman Spencer. John  Hague, Marlene Dubois, Darlene Laycock, Judy Klein, Beverly Dubois , Dianne. Dusen-  bury. .-_..'  The newly formed accordion band played two selections  Aloha and All Through the  Night.; ,    ' ���'..,���  Mrs. Doris Drummond,  worthy matron of the O.E.S.,  presented gifts t0 Mrs. Plumeridge and Mrs. Orcharde on  behalf of the chapter. The  use pf the Indian School* Hall  was  donated   by  the  Council.  ACCIDENT TOLL  Motor vehicle accidents  claimed the lives of 798 persons in Canada (excluding  Quebec) in the first half of  this year, 81 more'than a year-  earlier. The number of accidents fell 2,874 to 62,906 but  they resulted in injuries to  1,292 mere persons at. 20,186.  IT LOOKS QUIET ��� and  it is. But 248,000-h.p. of electrical energy is produced in this  serene - appearing powerhouse  on the shores of Seton Lake,  130 miles northeast of Vancouver. Built by B.C. Electric during the post-war expansion  program, it is today; the biggest utility-operated station in  Western Canada. When Completely developed it will produce 620,000 h.p.  Meal tax  is explained  Premier W.A.C. Bennett, as  minister of finance, has an-  sales. tax on restaurant meals,  noiunced a new regulation regarding the application of the  This regulation provides an  outright exemption for meals  consumed on the . premises  where sold at a price of less  than $1,01, whether sold separately or together with other  meals or in conjunction with  other tangible personal property. For example, if two persons have a meal costing 90c  each and receive one sales  slip for $1.80,  the tax would  GIBSONS NEWS  BY   PHYLLIS  M.   HODGSON  Mrs. M. Griff is had her two  nieces, Mrs. Harold Gamey  who has just returned from  England and Mrs.' C. Truax of  Vancouver, visiting her for a  'short while.  A pleasant afternoon was  enjoyed at the United Church  Manse when Mrs. Kemp entertained the ladies of the  three church groups. The oc-  cassion was to mark the end  of the year's work and also to  enjoy  a leisurely;. hour or  so  the Bay until well enough to  resue her home duties.  Mr. and Mrs. John Atkinson  were back in Gibsons for a  short visit.  Mrs. L. Brakstad is recovering from face burns and  shock, she received when the  oven grill exploded.  The dampish weather by no  means dampened the spirits of  the basket ball visitors from  Notre Dame High. The generous hospitality they received  more    than   compensated   for  iccordion oai  Mount Elphinstone Chapter  of the Order of the Eastern  Star sponsored a concert byi the  pupils of the ���Peninsula. Dance  Group, under Mrs. Orcharde  of Roberts Creek, Dec. 9 in  the Indian Residential School  Hall. AH proceeds were for the  Cancer  Fund.  <  Assisting the dancers were  the pupils of Mrs. L. Plumeridge, who teaches the accor-  es:K"_py-  You'll  find  lovely  GIFTS  for HER!  "KITTEN" ORLON SWEATERS  Cardigans & Pullovers SS. & L;S.  NEW DACRON BLOUSES  In Fine Assortment.  & MEN! V-NECK ORLON SWEATERS   L.S.  Phone 56M     Sechelt  rf  ���OS  [V"  ��t/A  ���or.  _v  TELEVISION  together. Mrs. McKenzie    and    the weather. The girls return-  Mrs. Fyles poured tea while  the Mesdames Mainil, Secord  and Grant served.  Mr. and Mrs. Selby of Edmonton were guests of Mrs.  Ross Roth for a few days.  H>     *     *  The innovation of changing  hemes for the holidays, has  reached Gibsons. Mr. and Mrs.  Harold Wilson are exchanging  K_mes with their,, daughter  Mrs. Ted" Hopkins and family  of North Vancouver. The Wilsons enjoying a taste of city  living while the Hopkins enjoy a restful few days of rural  life.  On   Saturday;   eveningv   Mr.  ed tp town on the 10 o'clock  ferry, the boys stayed over,  and among those who billeted  them were Mesdames Davis,  McKibbin, Poole, Nimmo, Livingstone   and Steinbrunner.   .  Following the Masonic dance  on Saturday,. Mr and Mrs. Fitchett entertained a number  of friends. at coffee.  Mr. and MrsVCumming were  hosts to a party of friends  prior to the Masonic dance,  also entertaining .: before ., the  dance were Mr, and Mrs. j.  Drummond, Sr.        ,  '.and Best of All, a  PH I ICO"  not apply to these meals. How-    and Mrs. George Hill entertain-  ever, if the meals cost say, 90c  and $1.25, then the tax would  only apply to the meal selling  at a price of $1.25.  Where two or more meals  are written up on the same  sales slip, it will be the responsibility of the vendor to indicate thereon the price of each  customer's meal, in order to  justify the non-collection of  tax on those meals selling at  a price cf less than $1.01. In  the event that sales slips are  not used, and the amount is  rung up on a cash register  and printed on tape, the price  of each meal must be indicated separatly.  Charges t0 clubs, organizations or other groups for banquets, lunches, dinners, teas,  etc. are not subject to tax,  whether such meals are consumed on the vendor's premises or on the premises cf his  customers, provided that the  price' per plate or per person  is less than $1.01.  notes  Gibsons Branch Canadian  Legion has many interesting  features for the .. Christmas  season, starting ..with their-annual Kiondyke Nite this Saturday with games.and- fun. for  all and with a., special prize for  the best beard. Dec. 28 at 2  p.m. there will, be a Christmas  tree for the children: o�� all  members and LA. members, ���  with  small  gifts .and  candy.  On  New Year's. Eve. there  is the big New gear's y.FroHo1*  in the Legion-hall and:Jickets-    passed  away suddenly,  may be obtained fr.om--the elbh -.:    Mrs. A.E. ;.Rit_hey has    re^V'  steward. -;-s V." .....;. '  ceived word-that Joanna, who  ���  A new roof as well as many    is in training in General Hosi'  improvements inside have; r.e-V   pital Vancouver, has^ qualified;.:  suited   from   revenue   of .the ' _or her cap. Both Mr, an.d; Mrs.  clubroom and... a  great    many    Ritchey will be going in-for the-  other improvements  are plan-    capping ceremony which: takes  ed for  the  coming year. place Dec.  20.  The clubroom will be open Mrs. Doxsee Sr. recently had ���'������  at 2 p.m. starting Fri; Dec. 16     a bad fall, breaking her wrist.  '-"'   ���       *      *-'��� J     and injuring an eirtklfe. She is"  ed prior to the Masonic dance  Their guests were Mr. and Mrs.  Jack Marshall, Mr. and Mrs.  George Hunter, Mr. and Mrs.  Lome Blain and Mr. and Mrs.  Dave Mason.  Mr. R. Norris and small son  spent the weekend in    White  Rock     visiting    Mr.    Norm's  . parents  who are    leaving    to  ���spend the winter in California.  Miss   Marianne    Curruthers  has returned from Abbotsford,  and is back in Gibsons to stay.  Mr. Ron Cranfield has returned to the    city,    after    a  tour  of Gibsons   and    district  gathering information for publication of a brochure on the  "Sunshine Coast".  *  *  *  Mrs. Donnan, who for the  past month has been staying  with her daughter, Mrs. George  Hill, has returned to her home  in Vancouver. Mrs. Hill accompanied her and stayed  over for a few days.  Mr. and Mrs. Mel Usher are  home again. Mr. Usher Was a.  patient in Shatighnessy Hospital  for  several weeks.  The staff of Danny's dining  room    surprised "Miss    Mary  King with an afternoon party  in honor  of "her   birthday.  In  the   evening     a    number    of  friends were guests. of ��� Mary--s  at a  house  party.  A , beautifully- decorated cake centered ;  the table. Mrs King and Miss  Rita  Kreniz    served   , refresh-  ments.        ." .......  ������ '"*.** . ��� "'"  Mr. Rae Kruse and brother  left on Saturday by plane for  ' Humboldt, Sask. to attend the  funeral  of their father    whfr  . |  ,'.;AA.r\  JOHN Ji DUNKIN  Doctor of Optometry  9G6  Birks  Building  VANCOUVER, B.C.  ���  v*  Ask about our  UNUSUAL  CANDLE  HOLDERS  Natural Woods  & Pine Cones  x,teL_ii_&^-<-i  ���8K Sm'S^l  I.O.O.F.  Sunshine  Coast  Lodge No.76 meets Gibson's Legion Hall 2nd and '  4th Friday  each month.  :_***-���  THE  "2132"  AT $389.95  We  are  Prepared  for Your  CHRISTMAS T-V SHOPPING  NO bfHEfi CENTRE CAN APPROACH  Our DISPLAY for VARIETY & QUALITY  ,.TV MODELS ON SHOW WITH  PRICES STARTING AT $199.95  Be Sure to Choose Your  FREE T-V LAMP with Your Set!  3 MONTHS'GUARANTEED FREE SERVICE ..  FREE HOME TRIALS ;  TRADE-INS ��� TERMS ~ :  YOUR T^V CENTRE  _   RADIO  Ph  one  T-V  Sechelt  *  TAKE A TIP  from  trie  EARLY SHOPPER!  SHOP AT  MEN'  On the Waterfront  ���  SPORT SHIRTS $3.95 up  SMv*VM [including McGregprJiyOup  (A  Wide Selection)  Small Medium Large  MEN'S DRESSING GOW<S  SLEEVELESS $5.95 CARDIGANS $9  * PlltLOVCRS $725 to $11  Many Other items From Which t�� Choose  H  for    use     of    members    and  guests.  4SK ABOUT OUR  ��  staying   with  Mrs.  Doxsee ; in  HHOB_ Coast News Dec.  15  1955      9  Perfumes:  Coty's    $2.50 Desert Flower    $1.25  Chanel No. 5      $6. Escapade $1.  Gemey    $1.75 Yardley's Lotus    $3.75  Yardley's Fragrance    $4.  Colognes:   ���  Blue  Carnation    $1.45 Shalimar    $3.  Yardley Bond Street $2. Yardley Lavendar $1.25-$250  Friendship's Garden   $1.75 Old Spice   $1.75.  Tweed   $1.50 & $2.      Stick Colognes 75c to $1.50  Talcum Powders, 75c to $1.50  Bath Powder and Bath Salts $125 to $2.50  Fancy Soaps 60c to $2.        ���������:---���^-.y  Cutex Polish Sets   ��1. to $5.  Compacts   $3. to $12.50  Perfume Atomizers $1.35 to $5,25    v  Boxed Stationery    25c to :$l.50  Ear Rings   95e to f 5.50 _  Dresser Set, Overnight Case    $35  Gifts For Everyone  i '  CRIB BOARDS    $1-95  BATHROOM SCALES $7.95  CLUB BAG    $19.95  SMITH CORONA TYPEWRITER, Clipper Type $99.50  BAROMETER   $13.50  MUSIC BOX ALARM CLOCKS $15.95  COCKTAIL MIX 89c  PLAYING CARDS, Single $1.50   Double Deck, $3  PHOTO ALBUMS $150 to $2.75  KODAK DUAFLEX FLASH OUTFIT $39.75  BROWNIE MOVIE CAMERA, 8 mm  With PROJECTOR, $124.25  MOVIE SCREENS  Flash Bulbs, Gift' Wrapped, $1.80 Sleeve  Electric Razors  Sunbeam $32,50 Shick $29.95  Ronsons $24,50 Philishave $29.95  Lighters 99c to $16.50  Table Lighters $13. to $17.50  ).  ^iVV,-^,,  s  ^1 men's toiletries  :J*_-  1  -J  V \7v-;\;-'Novefty-Soaps, ;89c.-'''.V .  ���" .���:';-:--'':7V"    " 'Vy \'-"- -���  Jig Saw dazzles. 769e  Golden^Stamp 7Books, 65c  :��� ft   ���'      '  Coloring Books, 65e  Cut-Out Books, 25c  \ "        ���    "  Little Golden Story Books,    35c  Little Golden Records, 35c  Chemistry Outfit, $5.95  Rattles, 29c and Up.  Air-Foam Rubber Terry Toys , 49c to $1.98  Shaving Sets, $1. to $1.  Yardley's,       Old Spice,       Batehelor  Men's Leather  Utility Kits, $4.95 to $10.95  Cigarettes, 50's, 82c  Cigars, 25's, $2.50 and $3.75  Hair Brushes, $1.25 to $7.50  Pens:  Ball Point Pens, 35c to $6.  Waterman's, $4.95 to $5.95  "Parker 51" $15  Soda Syphon, $12.95 Ifeat Pads, $6.95  Billfolds, 98c to $9.50  Tobacco Pouch, $3.95 Pipes $1.25 to $3.50  Shaving Brushes, $1. to $15.  ISYbUR  MISSING  THE FUN  OF  mamm  PICTURE  STORIES*  uiraery rnymes ana  tdventure stories.  riEWMASTER  IO VIEWER  $2-95  IEELS, .nly .50 ��_.  Reels   50c  ea.  Packet  $1.50  Light   Attachment  $2.95  CHOCOLATES  vyyjr-  ;������ CHOCOLATES:  i in Gay Holiday Packs 25c to $6.25  * LOWNEY'S       ROWNTREES  t    MOIR'S       SMILES'n CHUCKLES  CADBURY'S       GANONG'S       NEILSON'S  Candy Canes 5c 10c 25c  Chocolate Santa Claus 25c, 39c  " DECORATIONS:  NOEL XMAS TREE LIGHTS $2.65 and $5.50  NOEL OUTDOOR TREE LIGHTS $3.80  XMAS CRACKERS, PAPER, TABLE CLOTHS,  NAPKIInS, HOUSE AND TREE DECORATIONS  FANCY WRAP, TAGS, SEALS, RIBBONS.  _*SS__��am___��_��9__ra 10    Coast News Dec. 15  1955  BY   CHUCK TOMPKINS  The latest report to reach  me on the "Mops" -- Kiwanis  ball game is that there seems  to be dissention in the ranks  of the Kiwanis players. It  may be that the aging Kiwanians are a little afraid of the  weather or more likely the  sheiacking that is in store  for them,  come  through    There  will  be  There will be a full report  on this game in the next  issue, that is if the Kiwanis  ccme through with the challenge  they made last  fall.  In the first issue of The  Coast News for 1955 I made  a number of predictions of  what would happen in the  sports world during '55.   .  I came out with a fairly good  average and will list the correct forecasts I made.  Little League to start on the  Peninsula with  the    help     of  the Kiwanis club -- The Vancouver  Lions     to    win     five  games  -   Gibsons Firemen   to  have a new coach -- Penticton  V's to win the World Hockey  championship  ~ Gibsons  Boxing club to be a success - Van-;  couver   Canucks  to   win    the  WHL - New    York    Yankees  not to win   the  World   Series  '-r Marciano to defend his title  twice - Port Mellon and Wilson Creek to be the top teams  in   the  softball league/-' These  gave  me   8   out of  13  which  is not bad for a novice.  A Merry Christmas to thos~  who thought that ��� "Sugar  Ray"  didn't have  a chance.  J  ervis ferry  new times  A temporary schedule for  Black Ball ferry service in th  PowelL River     area    between  Saltery  Bay  and  Earl    Cove,  effective form Fri. Dec' 16, to  Thursday  Jan.5, is announced  by   I.D.   Birse,   vice  president  of   Black   Ball   Ferries,   Ltd:'  ' Also on a temporary schedule as a result 0- the schedule  changes across Jervis  Inlet is  Black  Ball's  through connecting service from Powell ftiver  to' Vancouver.  Effective Dec. 16, there will  be six daily Black Ball southbound departures across Jervis Inlet from. Saltery Bay  for Earl Cove;-ai 7:50 .a.'m", '  10:15 a.m., _2-45-- p.m., ] ��� 3:55  p.m., 6:20 p.m;" arid. 8:45 p.m.  Northbound departures from  Earl Cove for Saltery Bay  will be at 9:00 a.m.. 11:25 a.m.,  2:00 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 7:30 p.m.,  and  10.00   p.m.,   daily.  Through connecting .ferry  schedules from Powell River  to Vancouver .will leave five  times daily from Saltery Bay  at 7:50 a.m.,'10:15 a.m., 12:45  p.m., .3:55 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.  Each through connecting trip  ' from Saltery Bay arrives at  Vancouver approximately five  hours  later.  Northbound from Horseshoe  Bay at West Vancouver, there  will be five daily departures  making through connctioris  for Powell River. These departures will leave Horseshoe  Bay at 7:35 a.m., 10:15 a.m.,  12:55 p.m., 3:35 p.m., and  6:15 p.m.  Bingo success  The Bingo Carnival in Pen-  deria Community hall spon-  ���* sored jointly by the PTA and  the Student Council netted  mere than S500, an amount  that was regarded with some  surprise considering the size  pf the district  involved.  Great credit is due the students under directions of Mr.  Buckley and the Student Council for the zealous manner in  which they worked both before the event and during the  carnival. '  The door prize of the 20  pound turkey was won by H.  McCall of the Power Commission and the* beautifully  decorated fruit cake donated  by the Power Commission and  made by Mr. Conley was won  by Mary Reid.  I  BY   CHEERY    WHITAKER  For tlie month of November  the 5 Pin Association prizes  for high three went to Class  A, George Haddock 788 (Pender Harbour League, 195 average)  Class B: Les Chamberlain,  688 (Ball and Chain League,  159 average) Bea Haining, 594  (Gibsons Mixed League 141  average) and Edna Wakefield,  594. (Sechelt Ladies League,  " average 132) tied for first place  in  Class  B for women.  T0 qualify for Class. A an  average of 170 or over is required'for men, 150 or over  for women.  TENPIN LEAGUE Ed. Connor 213, Bernie Duval 507.  Peninsula Building Supplies  817-2335.  ft  SECHELT LADIES LEAGUE: Harriet Duffy 645-252.  Greenhorns   2527-890.  GIBSONS . MIXED: Bob  Swallow 659. Dave Herrin 276.  Doreen Crosby 689. Helen  Thorburn '298. Danoloji's 2722  Co-op  995.  PENDER HARBOUR: Ron  Pockrant 615, Ron Robinson  238. Shirley Leavens 553-234.  Pinheads 2478-987,  PORT MELLON:  No scores  PENINSULA COMMER  cial: Dick Clayton 664,' Stan  Mason 258. Nancy; Jaeger  655-291. Peninsula Building  Supplies 2773 Village Bakery  1044.  SECHELT SPORTS CLUB  : Roy Doyle 681, Pio Vbgrig  294. Elaine McLean 677-304.  Team honors went to 90 Centers with. 2877-1001.  BALL  and     CHAIN:     Alan  Chaster    620,    Mike'  Jackson  "243. Kathie Coe  653-276.  Harridans  2732-983.  This coming week winds up  the first half of league . play  and if possible we will give  the team standings next week.  Don't forget the Turkey Roll  next week December 20,21,  and 22 from 6 p.m. This event  is open to anyone. Please  Register Elarly.  dance   at Wilson  Creek  Hall,    for spot  and elimination. dan-     rones);    Miss     Jtietty     Salter,  Sat. Dec.  10. ces were: Miss Lonnie Thomas,     Will  Coles; Miss  Joan  Cham-  Some   winners  of the    prizes    Mr. Salter (one of the chape-    ber and Barry Lymer.  TEEN CLUB DANCE  .   The  Teen 'Club    Committee  of    Sechelt    extends     sincere  thanks to parents who attended the Christmas    party    and  No Matter Who You are of What Yoiir Jo.fo  You'll Find a Better Transportation Buy  At Peninsula Motors! ��� "  '53 CHEVROLET 2-DOOR SEDAN  We will give you Personal  Assistance Shopping- and Gift  Wrapping for Christmas  You can Please Any Lady with a.Gift from    ���  IREl'S MESS & STYLE SHOPPE  ��� LAST MINUTE SHOPPERS ���  A Good Selection of Party Dresses " >  Slips and Crinolines  New Dalkeith Sweaters  Beautiful Nighties  Quilted Satin Robes  GIBSONS Theatre Building  '52 FORD SEDAN, Radio & Heater  '51  CHEVROLET DeLUXE SEDAN  Radio and Heater $895  '50 FORD SEDAN, Radio & Heater  1795  '39  DeSOTO  SEDAN  Good Transportation     \l  '39 MERCURY SEDAN  More Transportation      JlflS  '53 CHEVROLET Va-Ton PICK-UP  .'**��� $1195  '16 FORD 3-T, 2 Speed  New Tires '$49.5  With Buys Like These Why Not  Have Your Own For The Holidays!  ENINSULA  Phone 35R  UCTS, LTD  "THE NAME THAT MEANS A GOOD DEAL"  PHONE 5G   SECHELT WILSON CREEK  lMffr ^l.l.Ll   H.iCgLJ  I  A  m  >���  ^%_  $&;���  WE ARE I0ST PLAIN GIFTHD.  s AIL We've the very Best  lection of Gifts For Men of  Ages & Tastes!  sss-  *&_&���  ;f  ^  Pyjamas  Socks Ties  Scarves Shirts  Slippers ���- T-V Slippers  Dress Accessories  Lighters-Wallets  Watches - Watch Bands Ladies' Watches  Rings - Tie Pins - Cuff Links  ���  Ladies' Fine Rings Ear - Rings etc  *     HUNDREDS of SMART GIFT ITEMS  COME IN EARLY & SHOP AT  m<  S$M  mm  mm  ��  *#���*  i&i  \  E MEN'S WEAR  PHONE 2  GIBSONS  \.  \\  ��� *;#      - *  ^:  THEATRE BLDG  kr   ^J��E_,iJMr7''     ^ss^_3Be_��  f^^pmWfflM:    S?_MRi  x ���

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