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 Published In Gibsons, B.C.  Volume 10 Number 15  April 12, 135S.  $P&H&&i_-i Library.  Victoriai  B. C.  Serving the Growing:  Sunshine Coast  from Squamisfc-  fo Pender Harbour*  i_i_ ^_.&i^<*!����>at*Z_v__>w~  <S3aSk^_6^_,5&**��^^  The $587,000 school referendum for new classrooms and  school buildings passed with .a  majority that surprised members of the School Board.  The' total vote -with the exception of Egmont still to come,  was 636 to 164. The vote by  polls follows:-       .-���������������"        e   ���������  After a tow of .7,268 miles,  thought to be-the longest in marine history, the steam vessel  artd passenger ferr "Scotian" is  shownya'rriving in Vancouver  harbour on. the morning of  ; April 4. Orie {hundred and two  days before, the new Black  Ball vessel had left ������Halifax,-  Nova Scotia,, on its long trip  down the . A t-1 a n t i.c-7 Coast  through the Panama Canal and  up the Pacific Coast to... its  new home in. British. Columbia waters; The ''Scotian',' is  ndw in TBurrard Dry Dock in  North Vancouver, undergoing,  adaptations in preparation to  being put in.service '��>y.. Black  Ball Ferries, "Ltd.", on Mav 18,  on the route across THowe  Sound between Horseshpe Bay  off  iciais  BY HAROLD WILSON  April. 4 saw the arrival in  Vancouver Harbour of the new  addition to the Black Ball Ferries growing fleet of ferries,  the S.S. Scotian. The Scotian,  bought by Black Ball in Halifax, N.S. was towed from Halifax to Vancouver, through the  Panama Canal, a total distance  of 7,300 miles to increase the  service across Howe Sound.  The 800 ton, 160 foot ferry  will  ply- between - Horseshoe  'Bay and Gibsons starting May  *18, affording residents of the  -Sechelt Peninsula and visitors i  Our Town  gets polisti  to the wonderful,; playground  area, a frequent service. The  new .schedule calls for. a ferry  departure every hour and  twenty minutes.  Amongst the group who welcomed the arrival of the S.S.  Scotion were W. McAfee, operator of the Irwin Motel and  president of the Sunshine Coast  Tourist Association; H.E. Wilson of Totem Realty and secretary of the Gibsons and district Board of Trade B. Tollefson, Marine Superintendent of  Black Ball Ferries; R. Cran-  tieid, special representative , of  Black Ball Ferries; A. Woods  and Mrs .Margaret Jones of  the Vancouyerl'ourist* Association;; Gordon; Ballentine; iPho- y  at West Vancouver and  sons. When the "Scotian" joins,  the ^'Bainbridge" on this route,  - Black Ball ferry service to and  ������������from-the'  Sechelt'   Peninsula  and Vancouver wijl be doubled, with 13 daily round .trips,  being offered. Built in .1946' in  ��� Pictou, Nova" Scotia, the ''Scotian" is an all-steel double-en-  der vessel, 160 feet.' long..  new ferry  marine history and.a start.of  a new page in the history for  the Sechelt Peninsula.  To  the   Gibsons   delegation,  the sight of that addition to  the Black Ball fleet was more,  than a thrill, it represented a  challenge to everyone on .the  Sunshine Coast, pointing ^up  the need.of greater and enlarged thinking to prepare for  great developments this new  and increased ferry service���wili^  bring., ���  '-: ��� - "-\ ���{':*] K':'-  Black Ball'Ferries are'mak-y  ing every-effort to look kfter  growing;ti'ahspQrtation requirements.    They   pioneered   jthis...  service, were willing t67 gam- >  ble  theirycapitaili and  experience on a .eorrect assujnptton.  -- Yes  No  Britain River   .  1  0  Vancouver Bay  -      6  0  Egmont  ������  ���  Nelson -Island  ���  '   r     7  1  Irvine's Landing  '  ���'. --27'  0  Pender  Harbour  100  5  Halfmoon Bay  23  8  Sechelt.  141  ���29  Roberts  Creek  r-   57  25  Gibsons             --.-.'���  259:  ��3  Port Mellon  - ���    ���   1  .    1  Gambier Island  '  ��� .  ,   6  18  Bowen Island  .     8  14  :   636  1-54  have faith in the future of  their community. Better schools  and better educational f acil-  itieswill undoubtedly bring  an overall improvement to our  general living standards and  our local economy will receive  benefit from the construction  program' which may . now be  undertaken.  Members ��� of- the ' School  Board are quite pleased with  the result and their expressions  of approval have been crystal-  ized. by the chairman, Gerry  Fahrni who said:  "It is apparent from the excellent majority given the  School Board referendum that  residents of School District 46  Sechelt vote  on Saturday  ��� Sechelt ratepayers will go  to the polls Saturday to elect  five village commissioners out  of a slate of eleven that have  allowed themselves to be nominated;  7-TKe poll will    open    at    9  drive ends  The .- Red Cross-. ��� drive for  funds in Gibsons is, so close to  is expected when all returns  the objective of $600 that it  are in the village area will-be  over  tlie top. ���  "To date collections total  $582 .and- we know . of more  to come in." said Mrs. J. Mainil, president .of the Red Gross  branch. "Just as soon as we get  final returns in, the funds will  be transferred to the Vancouver headquarters of the Red  Cross," Mrs. Mainil added.  "It is the intention of i___��  Board to call for tenders alter-  the 30 day waiting period lias  elapsed after ^he date of _____���  vot'- The board-will prceeeSi  whh construction with all pas-  sih'.e haste so that at least.  some of the i.ecomcdatior.. vvDSL  b*�� avaiJabJe for use when the*  fall term opens..  "Your trustees . appreciate  the excellent co-operatiars- gfw1-  en by various groups and associations in assisting. ir_. acquainting the. public will-. the-  building program and sincerely hope the spirit will continue to grow so school affelxs  will gain their full share xs��  public interest in our cQCBr-  munity."  eserve  Two mothers  Drama, tragedy and bitter  * lossNmake the story of Divided Heart tremendously inspiring. Showing at Gibsons Theatre on Thursday and Friday  evenings, this picture of an actual story to come out of the  tragic circumstance of the last  war, resulting in two mothers  for one boy, will leave one  wondering about the wisdom  of the courts, and human love.  Saturday's tale of    intern*  Many, fingers are crossed at  Elphinstone high school this  week as the drama" class finally swings into high gear on  . its major production of the  year,'"Our Town".  The class which was frustrated before Easter by an outbreak of measles just    as    it  was polishing away the last of  \ the rough spots is: finally (getting . W-opportunity to    show  the Sechelt. Peninsula what it.  y can do on the stage.  "  7   in thisvunicLuevand unuisual  (three:*act (drama  a; large student castT^brmgs to7 our town  the famous- and Moveable characters    of    Grbvers    Corners,  made famous on Broadway by  the eminent    American   playwright Thornton Wilder.  This   modern  classic' of the  American theatre is a real.chal-  ' lenge to any amateur    drama  group   so   these  young   actors  .deserve support.    . .  Come out Friday April 20 at  8:. p.m. to the high schol auditorium for a fine evening's entertainment.  tional adventure  andi intrigue  tograpneriv^_nd',s^P)^sentau5riBS,v that'.':the:->':*Sechelt   -PeruriSuMn-.li,v.--.-w'--'-':,-���'���'���-- -*.- *T"-v"��� '���-���.���'������?-��� -   _t_ -��� ���������   ��� ��� i ���-[-!������ir^^^o^."^^-,  ����+w 3���^7 *^ ot ^England^ andy?conc  of (theX presis/-'��� television^J" and  radio. The party was hosted by  Straits Towing Co. - officials  whose tug the Superior Straits  towed the Scotian from Panama to Vanc��nver Harbour.  The'.party left the Rpyal Vancouver; Yacht ..' Ci ub docks  aboard two vessels the "Yor-  keen*' and the "Invader" to  meet the ferry off Point Grey.  The weather was typical,  whilst i-n the. Harbour, of the  Sunshine Coast, blue skies,  sunshine and the smell of the  sea7 After' passing under the  Lions Gate Bridge 7 a stiff  Westerly brought choppy seas  adding spice  to   the  occasion.  The' Tug and her tow were  met off Point Grey 'with  toots on the whistles and photographers lining the sides of  the vessels for pictures. It was'  a thrilling sight, between  waves, and it brought ,to an  end one of the longest tows in  would gifovi^: Thi^7 growth ;has  brought benefit^ Io everyone.  So hats qff to Black' Ball.  irhivai  7 Gibsons I��TA 7 Annual . Kar-  nival' will (be 7held7 Saturday,  April 14 at 8 p.m. ih the school  Hall. Thete 'will' be a ���' sale of.  home (cooking*, sewing, doll's  clothes, fortune telling,... .home  made candy,: plants, post; office  parcels and there, will be .a fish  pohd, and games for .the iam-  ily and bingo. ; .A-  Coffee, hot dogs and doughnuts will be on sale.  On Monday, Ajpril 16, Gibsons PTA holds its regular  monthly meeting. There will  be a special program-for mothers of children who will begin school in September, also  a report from the PTA convention in Kamloops this month.  (. evening.   The; poll will be in  ��� \ thel Legion hall.( W;Ji Mayne is  returning officer.  Short biographical sketches  of the candidates will be found  bn P^ge 4 of this issue.  (First meeting of the elected  Boa7rd:;of Commissioners will be  held Tuesday, April 17 starting at 2' o'clock in the present  ��� milnicipal office in the ^Tillage  Enterprises ��� building, Ralph- K,  Johnson,-' the clerk announces-  At this meeting members of  >lie comziiission will be sworn  iri. '��� ���  .'-��� "    '  As only five candidates out  of the eleyeh can hold a seat  on the village commission and  there are only 221 votes it is  not expected the average candidate will have a large vote.  One or two it is expected will  top the poll but the remainder  will" have low totals owing to  the lax*ge number seeking election.  condejcni itself with Forbidden Cargo.  Dope smuggling provides' the  plot for this excellent picture,  and there is. sufficient ��� action  and mystery to satisfy the  most ardent theatre goer.  Next week, Gary Cooper  plays the lead in the Court  Martial of Billy Mitchell, a  famous cinemascope t picture  story for .every .movie fan.  CLEAN MONEY  One Gibsons housewife did  a really good job on her husband's overalls last week. After they had been in the washer for about half an hour/she  discovered he "had left his  purse containing money and  papers in his pocket.  His registration card, drivers license and other papers  came out with everything off  them. But the dollar bills came  out clean and new looking.  The bleach  had  no  effect  Gargrave speaks at Gibsons and Roberts Creek  Lib  rary  gets  recognition  Gibsons Public Library has  achieved  international  fame.  A picture of the new library  is contained in the recent issue  of Unesco Bulletin for Libraries, published by the Unesco section of United Nations  in Paris France.  It accompanies an article  on Library Extension in British Colum'bia by C.K. Morison, ���  superintendent, Public * Library Commission, Victoria, B.  C, which develops the theme  of expansion in Library work  in British Columbia.  Mr. Morison sent a copy to  Richard McKibbin, secretary  of Gibsons Public Library Association. Mr. Morison also reported that Squamish Public  Library Association is off to  a good start and that Britannia Beach has applied for formation of a public library association witii Mt. Sheer and  Woodfibre showing interest as  well.  Power from. British Columbia watersheds should not be  exported, Tony Gargrave, Mackenzie district MLA said Friday night at a public meeting  in the school hall attended by  50 persons.  , "When we export power we  export jobs and that is something British Columbia should  not do..'By keeping our power  inside the province we provide  the means for employing more  men to do more work", he  . said. R. Clarkson was .chairman.  During the evening he reviewed the Sommers-Sturdy  case as it'happened inside and.  outside the legislature and said  that the Liberals were quite  ready to cut loose on the case  in the legislature but Premier  Bennett did not give them the  chance, he said. Gordon Gibson, former Liberal MLA had  said before resigning his seat  that "money had talked" and  Mr. Gargrave added that if  given the chance Mr Gregory  a.Liberal MLA would have  "blown the top off the case"  but the Mr. Speaker stopped  all  discussion.   Members were  furious at the premier for his  callous   attitude   towards    the  legislature in not allowing any (  discussion  on the matter, Mr.'  Gargrave  said.  He declared the CCF was  not judging the minister, Mr.  Sommers, but they were taking the premier of the province to task for his actions in  the legislature where the matter should have been aired. He  added that it was' the first  time the RCMP had been called in by a British Columbia  cabinet minister to investigate  the alleged actions of another  cabinet minister.  Mr. Gargrave dealt with Arnold Webster's summation of  the legislative session and read  from his report which was given the CCF convention^ that  day .  On the subject of campaign  funds Mr. Gargrave said the  CCF was not receiving funds  from big business. It was perfectly obvious he said, that the  present government ,was receiving money from big business and he thought there  should be legislation to curb  such practices. He cited the  case of the Manitoba brewers  who stated they had paid into  campaign funds of the Liberals, Conservatives and Social  Credit Parties but not the CCF.  Premier Bennett's talk of  major debt reduction was analyzed by Mr. Gargrave who  said that some $16,000,000 was  lopped off by the ousted government and the rest of the  Bennett government reduction  had been obtained by juggling  accounts from one set of books  to another. .Previously the government took into account its  share of the hair cost of school  ^buildings but now while the  government provides tlie half-  cost it is not shown in government  accounting.  Another method of ' 'debt reduction" as explained by Mr.  Gargrave was the setting up of  a B.C. bridge toll authority  which took care of such financing in a separate set of  books.  "Government claims of debt  reduction are completely false"  Mr. Gargrave said.  A public meeting at Roberts  Creek, April 4, was told by  Tony Gargrave, MLA he knew  of no immediate plans for surfacing the lower road. He said  he had written and phoned  Victoria pressing for this  blacktop and had also interviewed the district superintendent in Vancouver.  "Roberts Creek, deserves a  high priority in surfacing the  road", Mr. Gargrave said  "Because of the large number  of people living in the area  and the fact it is a bus and  mail route."  He said he would continue  to press for the work and urged his listeners to support him  with letters to the minister and  to the district superintendent.  He warned however, that crit-  icizm or pressure towards public officials should be of an  enlightened type and not for  the purpose of abusing officials.  Mr. Gargrave reviewed various bills before the legislature  and described the step by step  development of the Sturdy-  Summers case. The charges  are so grave he said, that a  proper judicial enquiry must  be held'. The public will not be  reassured by a civil suit that  could drag on for a couple of  years and then be dropped, he  added.  The Indian Council at Sechelt has sent to Ottawa, plans;  for approval of a new Recreation hall for use by the Brotfe-  erhood, and the community &��.  Sechelt, it was- decided. ��*;  Council meeting April 4=_  C. Joe, secretary for tfteSe-  dhelt Band said the money Jtac-  this undertaking will be I��e��~  vided by their own    reveoafi:  and money borrowed from ��&r-  tawa. The hall will be appnGBKr-  mately 100 feet long by ��2#Bfe  wide and will be    built    wilJ- .  the help of a hired supenOTec-  and local volunteer labour.7;  y. ^(Mi|(J^^id5:tftat-'a' t^aistiv^.  situation for the hall has beea.  set, (but is  not^definite   yet-.  iSome of the council feel ."thai;  a good central location woulefi  be'at the rear of the Secheli:  Transport    Depot,, -handjf   *��  folks both  from  the Re'seSv��;,  and  the Village,    or   anjjou*-*  who wishes to rent it.  After the meeting, a /banquet was held in honor- <sk Mr..  Enfield, Indian Agent fbt -feap  area, who was recentruy aj>-  pointed the Agency of ihi&  Qjeen Charlotte Is. He wast  preen ted with gifts front- ths-.  Indian people, as they bade  him farewell. Mr. P. Hansen^  assistant superintendent was.  also present with many other:'  representatives.  Members of the Bands froini  Squirrel Cove, Church Hocse-  and Slianon (Powell Kiver) attended the meeting and! lb'?  banquet, which was heiif a1��  the home of' Chief Reg;. E&tiji  and his wife.  Mr. Joe is attending: _he>  24th Annual Convention?, at:  Cape Mudge from April W U>  12. About 500 delegates are expected, representating the provincial, and federal, governments, and the fisheries department as well as  others*..  The Sechelt Band is anxious to build the new hall, that  they might have the Convention here. Mr. Joe is pleased,  with the co-operation of th&  Sechelt Board of Trade which*  is behind  the Indian  Council,.  usy  session  B  for  B of T  A business meeting of. the  Board of Trade will be held  next Monday night in the Mariner Cafe commencing at T  o'clock, Harold Wilson, secretary announces.  "As a result of having special speakers at some, of the  previous rhee tings busines?:  matters have piled up'", .he;  said. "The president,. Mrs..  Wynne Slewart, desires tnat;  the business be cleared away  therefore we are going to feave��  a purely business ^meeting ox*  the board en Monday". Mr.,  WiJs-on se.ld. Wfojc (Eoost-Meuis-  ": Published by Sechelt Peninsula News Lid..       "f  every  Thursday,  at  Gibsons.  B.C.  FRED  CRUICE,  Ediior  and  Publisher  DO  WORTMAN, Advertising  Manager ��� ������>  "Member Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association  and the B.C. division of C.W.N.A.  Box 128. Gibsons, B.C. Phone 4SQ  ���Stetihorized Second Glass Mail, Posl Offioa Department. Ofiawa.  States of Subscripiion: 12 mos., $2;    6 mos., $1.25;    3 mos.. 75c.  trailed Siales and Foreign, $2.50 per year. 5c per copy.  E SCHOOL  Voters on the Sunshine Coast apparently faced facts in connection with the. School Board referendum for $587,000 and  gscve their answer in definite language.  The result was somewhat surprising to School Board officials  ys$toot while carefully optimistic did not expect    the    majority  -waaoald be as clear cut as it was. Education department require-,  -sspnts call for a 60 percent majority vote. Saturday's vote was  icesr enough to 80 percent to make any differance negligible.  \Phile those who voted, against tlie referendum may not feel  te&.&ajRpy about the result members of the School Board are  -fe-EHBitely pleased. If the average voter, bad put in the hours of  fee&sr school board members under Gerry Fahrni chairman had  SEafc ia. rounding up data to put before .departmental officials  mail i��ben selling the idea to the public generally, he or she  tobskM also have expressed great relief at the result. Members  ���� tS3ie itoard did not want to have to face the problem of put-  tsBscg as* ^defeated referendum before the public again at a later  2Sfe>w the problem is to get tlie additions and new schools  feetift. Ratepayers should be thankful the referendum was passed, ^because one year from now. building costs and probably other  css&s will be higher. If' there is any one who has the feeling the  t-3__c of further inflation is so much scare talk, let he or she  take note of events taking place right here in Canada. Indications are numerous.  Changing the levels  When pressure is put on any commodity it is natural for the  iw3tre to rise. Judging from indication.today there is pressure and  ifc. ��3oes look as though prices are due to have a rough and tum-  feEc period over the next year. That is unless our top banking  e��_5ic_als can -exert enough presure to hold the line. Theoretically it can be done but practically - that is a horse of another  ���iaS��wr,  ���ST��" matter what happens costs are going up. How far they  �������ISL .go is no easy matter to decide. One thing that could hap-  Be�� and shortly, is for.the bank rate on loans to take a rise. This  i����Jl add to costs immediately. The purpose of increasing the bank  xa&&' is to put a curb on loans. The curb might be sufficient to  k��I& the line but it will add to the costs of business for those  JEes^sairing loans. .��  . 55ae 3Eederal: government is adding $119,000,000 to civil ser-  "ipiee ^payrolls. This will give civil servants more cash to spend  ��� ��Ha 58G5JJ. ^aidd pressure to available stocks. Labor continues to  ^SDEiand"more money and .(.these days labor is. operating, under a  feSSSng ."scale which gives the worker-fringe benefits, all costing  nsesa&ey, and a few cents:ah^hour? -now/and va. fewImpre^cehts' a  3*earirom now. The full effect of present labor /victories: will  ��*& 3be felt in their entirety} for morethan a year. V  I�� wo��ld.he well for those with overdue accounts in any:line  ^business to get themselves straightened out as soon as they  &ea.^yecaixse banks will practice more care from now on in placing Soans 7 and a g^^^ standing will be invaluable for any  ftisKSEoess.' '������' , s  Wilfo&abor requirements in British Columbia looking at a  sfe*K$��ge squarely in. the eye, high wages, will be inevitable and  Ssgfe wages mean considerable spending. What will be the result?  FIR FIREWOOD  LARGE LOADS  $7.50 DELIVERED GIBSONS  $8.00 OUTSIDE GIBSONS  FIR SAWDUST  $6.50 DELIVERED GIBSONS  $7.00 OUTSIDE GIBSONS  MUM LUMBER CO. Ltd.  PHONE GIBSONS 151  Many years ago, when I was  a student in college, I heard a  speaker give an address on  this subject: "What is Trivial,  and What is Important?" He.  said that anything which pro-:  moted bad feeling between peo-  pie was trivial, unworthy and  foolish and that if we lived  long enough we would find  that out. I know he was right;  and have lived long enough to  know how degrading baid feeling can be.  ��  I suppose the two bitterest  political , enemies in Great  Britain last century.,were,-pis-.,  ragli ���'. Xo'rd (Bpacon^ieid^ and  William Gladstone. How they  fought each other, but in Westminister Abbey, their monuments are only a few feet  apart. I watched them on my  last visit and they seemed to  be saying: "We were stupid to  hate each other."  A story by the Russian  Author Vladimir Korolenko  tells of a very.old man who  for the greater.part of his life  bad been the bell ringer of a  village church. He had buried  his sons and many of his grand-  sens; he had seen not only  old men but many young men  carried to their last resting  place, but still he lived on.  His duties had become a burden to him; and often, when  the spring came, he was sure  it wpuld be the last one 3  - would see, for he felt that he  should be at rest.  Then there came a starry  night in Spring when, at Eas-  te-j season, lantern in hand, he  climbed the creaky staircase  of the belfrey and looked pver  the village, where dim lights  glimmered in the deepening  twilight. It was still - so Still  that the barking of a. dog or  the jolting of a cart could be  distinctly heard. From the  opening in the tower the old  man leaned out and surveyed  the village in the darkness. In  the cemetery below he could  .see the, crosses . standing as  7 ;though^with:outstreched arms  they sought to protect the .ill  kept graves. In the-distance he  ���f could see.'therEaster procession  ��� making(its (wray'to -Mi'.church;  he must ring ttie bell once  more, then the service would  follow. Soon the air Was filled  with the resounding sounds of  the bell.  flt W *  When ��� the bell ^ceased,  the church service began, and  from his position in-the belfry  the old.man watched and fell  to musing. He thought of other  days - of Easter services he  had known long ago. He remembered his father's severity  and his brother's deep piety.  One by one various episodes of  his past life moved like some  procession through his mind.  He had known hard work, sorrow, care and some happiness.  The sorrows had furrowed his  face and bent his back. He remembered her who became -his  wife. She had known much  poverty, and hard work and  suffering    had    withered    her  beauty. She had long since  passed on, and of all their  children only one remained.  He remembered his enemies,  especially one who was rich.  How he had hated that man!  Even how, after many years,  his heart boiled within him as  he thought of him, but he bent  his gray head and asked God  to forgive him,, while tears  rolled gently down his cheeks.  How futile and foolish it all  seemed now after the lap'se of  so many years. He crossed himself and struck his forehead  : against 4he:grpun(i.(yes,.it^was  all iong. past, and ^3od would  be the judge. Soon he rang the  bell again .- for tlie last time -  and there was a great joy iv  his heart. And so it was that  he who lingered on came to  understand how foolish a  sinful a thing is hate, and how  gracious is forgiveness. He  knew now how much lie had  suffered because of the malice  in his heart.  During the world wars when  men sent poison gas, hoping to  destroy their enemies by a  sudden change of wind the  deadly fumes were blown back  into their trendies. and they  became the victims of their  own acts. It is strange that so  elemental a truth of the Christian religion has often been  lost sight of.  *     *     *  Our quotation is by Heine:  Hatred breeds misery.  ried men who can never hope  to take advantage of the high  wages and industrial prosperity now prevaent throughout  Canada.  ���While unions are steadily  demanding and getting higher  and higher wages and free or  partly paid medical plans,  these disabled veterans have to  pay for all medical care  (other than pensioned disabilities) out of the meager pension of $125.00 per month.  How about it Mr. Sinclair?  Subscriber.  LETTERS  to editor  a- Editor: That was a very interesting little story about  crime in the last issue.  7 Perhaps there would be less  trouble if a burglar alarm was  used. It won't talk, get shot, or  -, sue for damages.  ANONYMOUS  <>,% Editor: I was very interest--  h ed in reading Edward J. At-  lee's article entitled "A Spel-  aelogical .Trip?', especially  about the''; cave .in,' ; Somersetshire' - the sunken bed of the  River Axe which, has its source  in the Mendip Hills.  However, this writer errs in  saying this river flows into the  Bristol Channel. It flows south  through Axminster and reaches  tlie English Channel on the S.  E. coast of Devon between Ax-  mouth and Seaton. As I spent  most of my school holidays at  Seaton with my grand-parents,  I have good reason to know the  River Axe       Mrs. G. Gray.  Editor: I-would like to add  a few words to the open letter to the Hon. James Sinclair,  published March 29.  Has the Hon. James Sinclair  done anything to make life  easier for the 100 percent war  disability pensioner who is unable to do any sort of work?  A great number of these  pensioners are young, unmar-  2    Coast News April 12' 1956  connection would require to  be conducted through the minister of highways dept. in Victoria, and not per the Public  Utilities commission.  Robt. Macnicol.  B. W. M.BONE  Chartered    Accountant  1045   West Pender  Si.  TAtldw  195.4  VANCOUVER 1.   B.C.  Editor:  Within the past few months  there has been various rumours concerning the future  activities of the Black Ball  Ferry Company, and the  - Company has not seen fi^ to  eitiier deny or confirm the  truth.of the same. The Company may have good reason to  remain silent as to its future  intentions ih regards to continuing to make use of the wharf  at Gibsons. That, is its own  business, even if it is considered poor public relations policy on the part of the Company, by some of our citizens.  It is apparent that not many  know the conditions under  which the Black Ball Ferry  Company were granted its  present Provincial Government franchise to provide water transportation in the matter  of connecting the Town of  'Powell River with the City of  Vancouver by road.  An Act was.passed by the  B.C. Legislature during the  1951 Spring Session, and assented to by the Lieut-Governor on April 18 of that year,  granting the ferry company an  exclusive franchise for 25  years. Unlike other forms of  transportation permitted by  the provincial government the  Black Ball Ferry operation  comes under control of the  provincial minister of highways, and not the Public  Utilities commission, in so  far as fixing tolls, rates  and charges, may be concerned. Under Section 5 of the Act.  the B.C. government can fix  the area to 'be served by the  company.  ���y ��in(so>(l:ar ^as7G^bso_teyis:7c:bn-  cerhed, -: an - Order-in-Council;  passed in August, 1951, stipu-  lates:sthat the motor-ferry ser-  , vice shall beV operated (across  Howe Sound between Horseshoe Bay and Gibsons, and the  second part of this Order-in.  Council covers service across  the Jervis Inlet.  All this means, that if the  Black Ball Ferry Company  did decide to change its location from -Gibsons to some  other part of the Peninsula, a  new Order-in-Couneil would  have Jo be passed by the B.C.  Government authorizing such  a change, a procedure that  would immediately bring up  the matter of a reduction in  farei from Gibsons to Horseshoe Bay, in order to provide  for transportation from the  Gibsons area to the new location, which would most likely be nearer the City of Vancouver connecting.road, by several miles.  As already indicated in this  letter, any negotiation in this'  Roberts Creek Credit TJnioa  JOIN NOW  Savings Loans  Se�� Your Secretary  Sechelt  55Q Gibsons 24H  BE  CLEARLY  INFORMED'  MONDAY  April  16th  10:i5pm. j  The Honourable  P. A. GAGLARDI  Minister   of  Highways  WILL UNFOLD   i  BRITISH  COLUMBIA'S  RECORD   -��� .  HIGHWAY  PROGRAMME  SOCIAL CREDIT  Keeps  YOU   Informed:  ���British  Columbia  Social Credit League  The SunshinB Coast #  rom  7 ferries a aay now  _w  erries   daily  Are you preparin  wwSbmU,  ver  r  <.-���  t  ���>��������'  can   handle your advertisi  or your pri  W5E3$3B2B3S&  9_��_?___g__a___5_t  _^j_��3��__&g&___a Port Mellon  MRS M. WEST  Mrr*"and'"'.'Mrs. H.  Ollehber-  gOr with Richard, Barbara and  Gerry have left for two weeks  holiday, visiting Vancouver  and on the Island. They hope  to attend tlie Ocean Falls Reunion  at Parkesville.  Mrs. E.C. Sherman with  David,.Gerda, Eddie and Lloyd  spent the week in Seattle with  Mrs. Sherman's mother, Mrs.  Oliver Nelson.  Miss Dianne Macdonald  spent two days of her holidays  visiting friends in Port Mellon, while here she was the  guest of Mr. and Mrs. P. Strike.  Visitiftg ,with ^Mr. and Mrs.  S. Swanson o'f Longview were  Mrs. Swanson's father and  mother, Mr. and Mrs. H.L.  Fis&e of Keremeos, B.C.  Easter visitors with Mr. and  Mrs. A. Lien of Longview were  Mrs. Lien's brother and his  family, Mr. and Mrs. F. Home  from Vancouver.  * .*  *  NOW Has  the Agency  .-. 'for-,.  EV1NRUDE  MOTORS  ' Come in and price  the Model you Need  TAKE   ADVANTAGE   OF  OUR FREE DELIVERY  on FRANCES PENINSULA  or MADEIRA PARK Areas.  <m orders of $5 or Over  On Tuesday April 4, Mrs. E.  Norris, Mrs. W.Forschner and  Mrs. J. Evans were hostesses  at a successful surprise stork  shower for Mrs. Josie Tjens-  fold of Longview. The guests  were Mrs Tjenfold's aunt, Mrs.  R. Cramer, Mrs. H. Miriam,  Mrs. J: Cramer, Gibsons; Mrs.  C. Wood, Mrs. T. Enemark,  Mrs. M. Enemark, Mrs. B.  Beaudoiri, Mrs. H. Fiske, Mrs.  S. Swanson and Mrs. C. Tjens-  fold. Mrs. Tjensfold received  many beautiful gifts.  Mrs. E. Preiss with Janice  and Ken visited Vancouver  and Mr. Preiss joined them  for. the weekend.        .  * *  MURDOCH  Mr/he  supply.  Phone 3F  Pender  Harbour  Mr. and Mrs. G. Proulx with  Kathryn, Diane and ��� Darcy  spent two days in Vancouver.  Mrs. Waterhouse, Mrs. Rennie and Mrs. Rowlands, close  neighbors,; had a special joint  birthday celebration on Thursday. Their birthdates are April  4, 5 and 6 respectively.  While in Vancouver, Mr.  and Mrs. G. Taylor met Mr.  and *Mrs. Gerry Fitzsimmons.  Gerry is working for A. Sym-  onds,     consulting     engineers.  Coast News April 12 1056   3  Plan No. 140.    Here    is   a  be_mtiful, three bed room sgSsk  level plan with a sun deck and  living room to the    rear   ikr  privacy or to suit    the   viea.*..  There is ample space   in   i&e  basement section,    for garage),  laundry, and    furnace    rooaa,  plus a recreation room under  the    living    room.     Workmg  drawings    are    available "*id_r  $25.00 complete with & sets ;of  blueprints, or for other seleeS;  designs write for our "New SO  Home Plan Book" send 25c fa-  cover postage and'    handlings  planning dent.     The  build_ttg  Centre (B.C.) Ltd.   1240  West  Broadway, Vancouver B.C;  SALES  REPAIRS  For The  \m\ . ��� ���= r *   !  Rev. Jasper Shah  Only Fijian Evangelist  and Singer in Canada  i;        '   "''..'.. '....  Will conduct Gospel Services  in the Pentacostal Tabernacle  April 15-22 nightly except Saturday  Everyone Welcome  .e-  *���������������*** iwimmifiii  ��nMi��catiiffSt>irmii��i*i��c��r��>*iii>MUars��l����_tai  They bought a house in South  Burnaby recently.  . Mrs. Wheatley of Vancouver is staying with her daughter and husband Mr. and Mrs.  J. Strayhorn. Miss Lynn Strayhorn has spent her holiday  visiting in Vancouver and  Langley.  Rev. Hislop-Dickson of Cap-  iarip United: Church who was  the guest of the Community  Church on Sunday evening is  the father-in-law of Mr. Rustemeyer, safety director of Canadian Forest Products. .  West Sechelt  Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Lambe  of Lambe's Cove, West Sechelt  had their son Iver Ford of  Montesano, Washington, UJ3.A.  and their daughter and her  husband, Mr. and Mrs. J. Trip-  pel of Vancouver visiting over  the Easter weekend. Mr. Ford's  twin daughters, Robin and  Roberta who have' been' holidaying with their grandparents for the past two weeks returned home with their father  on Sunday.  When you shop say you saw  |t in The Coast News.  GENERAL  AUTOMOTIVE  REPAIRS  TIRES - BATTERIES  WELDING  McCULLOCH  SAWS  SOLNIIC  SERVICE STATIOff  Phone 85T  Sechelt  9  Fine Spring Footwear  for All  The  Family  at  StiCE STCEE  Phone 25G  Sechelt  TO BUY  __-^."��WW  i  PHILCO'S  Exclusive Fingertip  Tuning System  Reg. 299.95  Spec. ��6995   '  for low 1956 models only  ON SALE APRIL 12 TO APRIL 21  MOTOROLA  21"  Table  Reg. 269.95  Spec. 239.95  MOTOROLA  17"  Table  $199.95  For the First Time -  FULLY AUTOMATIC  Refigerators in Every Price  MARCONI  21" Reg.  279.95  Full Console,  Swivel Spec.   199.95  FLEETWOOD  21"  Full Console  Reg.   349.95  Spec. 329.95  WESTINGHOUSE  21" Reg. 309.95  With Legs Spec. 269.95  WESTINGHOUSE  As Low As  MAROCCO 21"  229.95  DUMONT 21"  La Salle  Reg. 359.95  Spec. 339.95  PHILCO  21"  Full Console,  Reg.  353.95  Spec. 289.95  PHILCO 21"  Full Console  Reg.   309.95  Spec. 339.95  FABULOUS  21" channello^k  T-V Receiver  Rsg-ilar- 349.95  Spec.    309.95  PHILCO 21' TABLE Reg. 339.95  Smart   Contemporary  Cabinet       Spec. ,299.95  PHILIPS HI-FI COMBINATION  Console Reg. 319.95        Spec.   289.95  TYNAN'S KANT-SAG Reg.  279.95  2 Sections Pink Ice      A Beauty      Spec.  229.95  FAMOUS PHILCO  Quality Features  Even at Lowest Price  289.95  SEE  the Model 1164  10.5 cu. ft. Storage Capacity  Reg. 399.95  . Spec.   359.95  PHILCO  LOWBOY 21"  With  built  in Timer  Reg. 439.95  Spec.    369.95  PHILCO With  New Photo Perfect Picture  ,   Reg. 419.95  Spec.   359.95  PHONE 6  THE 21" DELUXE  HUDSON  Reg. 299.95  Spec.   269.95  Come in and  10%  these and other specials  Three years to pay  LEWYT CLEANER On wheels  Reg. S4.50       Spec.   79.50  Scchejt  B&Firrrxw^JMnMivHmmxKkiupwvYW  il iiffBmuvtnwMtfnwmM^MiTixxKniBi  rgBx^aE��Jcy_a Daniel Cur*ie was in the air  force two years, and the British Navy fdr one year prior to  coming to Sechelt in partnership with B. S'wayne in the  C and S-Sales, Service. For  years he Was a draftsman  with the B.C. Telephone in.  Vancouver. He is a member,  and past president of the Rod  SECHELT LOCKERS  Wholesale  &  Retail  Fresh  &  Frozen  Meats,  Fruits,  &  Vegetables  of;  mas.  RiNT A LOCKER  AND SAVE!  -Buy your MEAT at Wholesale Cost>  Investigate our New Policy:  Nothing like This has ever been  offered before on the Peninsula!  PHONE SECHELT 1  IT'S HERE!  GIBSONS P.T.A.  ANNUAL KARNIVAL  Sat. April 14 - 8 p.m.  School Hall  FUN FOR AIL  COME and BRING THE FAMILY  Proceeds For School  Equipment  TDress Up f our Floqrs  y FOk THE '  Summer Season  aREXOLEUM, congoleumI rexolite  CONGO & QUAKER RUGS  V9 x 9 Lino Tile in All Thicknesses,  and Patterns:   lie -12c - 13c - 17c - 23c  WESTILE PLASTIC WALL TILE  SPECIAL on ARBORITE  while  it  lasts  ���  30 x 96 inch Sheets @ 11.25  48 x 96 inch Sheets @ 18.25  �����ameo Patterns in Yellow, Grey and Green  MS BUILDING SUPPLIES, LTD.  Phone Gibsons 53  ARE YOU GETTJNG V_^  MNK OF NOYA.5$OTl��SiR?ICifJ  and Gun Club at Wilson Creek,  and a, member of the Legions-  He lives in Selma Park with  his wife and baby doughter.  Captain Sam Dawe is a master mariner who followed the  sea for many years and though  he has been coming to the Peninsula since 1911, took up permanent residence here about  3 years ago. He spent the past  30 years as pilot on the coast  of British Columbia. He was  captain of the steamer Tartar,  owned by the late Herbert  Whitaker, carrying passengers  from Vancouver to Gibsons  and other points. He has two  daughters.  Bernel Gordon has a 25 year  acquaintance with the Peninsula, and-has lived here * six  years since he came from Langley, B.C. where he owned a  Filbert orchard. He is in the  real estate and insurance business. He is vice president of  the Sunshine Coast Tourist  League, and a member of the  Kiwanis. He has one son, and  a daughter;.  Laurits (Louie) Hanson was  a longshoreman for 18 years,,  before coming to the Peninsula ten years ago to start his  freight service to and from  Vancouver, where he has his  own depot. He is a Legion official and member of the B of  T. He has two daughters and  a son,  all married.  Leo Johnson logged on the  Peninsula from. 1942, with his  brothers and father. He moved  with his family from Salmon  Arm in 1949 and. is now in  partnership with J. Nelson in  the Sechelt Automotive Garage. He hag'been active iri  community affairs' and sports.'  He is a member of the B. of  T., and was on the executive  Council for 2 years. He has  three children.  Mrs. Christine Johnston  wife of the Magistrate. Operates the Variety Shoppe in Sechelt, after about 30 years in  the trade. She has lived here  since 1944, and is president  of the Ladies Auxiliary to  Wilson Creek Community Association, Legion Ladies Auxil-.  iary, a member of the7 Eastern  Star and the B. of T. She has  'four children.  Robert Kent came from Vancouver to the Peninsula and  started work in- y"tlie."- TUhion  Steamships Red and "White  Store in 1950 and is now man-'  ager there. He has been in the  wholesale business5 for years.  He is a member of the B. of T.  and on the supervisory committee for the Credit Union.  He has one son, Braderi.  Alec Lamb has been on the  Peninsula since 1949 - Lamb  Lumber on the Sechelt Inlet.  He came from Vancouver orig  inally. He is a member of the  Rod and Gun Club, Sechelt  Forest Loggers , Association,  and the B. of T-. and now lives  at Porpoise Bay with his wife  and two  small boys.  George Page lived in Egmont, B.C., for the most of his  life, and moved to Porpoise  Bay three years ago. He has  been in the boat-building, and  fish-buying business for many  years. He is a member of the  Sechelt Volunteer Fire Dept,  and of the B. of T. He has one  boy and  a girl.  Frank Parker (not related  to' J- Parker) came to live in  West, Sechelt almost two years  ago from Vancouver, where he  owned: a. coffee shop, and a  fish and chip shop. He is by  trade an engineer, and said he  Halfmoon Bay  BY PAT WELSH  Spring has definately arrived. There is a noise of hammering as additions are being added to houses. Gardens are being tidied in readiness for  seeding, and best of all, boats  are being scraped, sanded and  painted. The owners are looking over their tackle andi rods,  thinking of the "springs" running down this way. Dick Mos-  ier caught a beautiful 16 pounder a few days ago  Summer houses are already  opened up and their owners  driving up every weekend.  Among those arriving last  weekend were Mr. and Mrs.  Bruce Robinson and family,  Professor and Mrs. Richmond  and family, Mr. and Mrs. Pearson and family, Mr. and Mrs.  Johnny Simpson and family.  Mr. Bisset, Mr. and Mrs. Piper and  children,  Pat and Marilyn Cooper  weekended with their parents  at Redrooffs, and Shane Welsh  returned to school in North  Vancouver.  A number of former    residents  will become permanent  residents  this year. They are  busy adding rooms' and starting gardens, moving up furni-  huxe and , generally* y anticipatr.  ing the    quiet    life.    Among  these will be the J. Whites of  West Vancouver, and Mrs. Bisset and son, also of West Van-  ��� cbuver.    7  ! The S. Cromie's are building  a guest house and a new dining room. Dr. P'ayne will start  his summer home   almost    at  once.  ������'' Halfmoon Bay TPlayfers will  appear.in the Drama Festival  to b�� held at Bowen Island at  the end pi May. Their.offering  will be the Bishops Candlesticks, and members of the cast  are busily rehearsing.  has been in many different  enterprises, before going into  partnership in 'the Sechelt  Lockers with Norman Watson.  He is active on the executive  for the Seehelt B. of T., and is  past vice-president of the Legion. He and his wife have  three daughters. He has admired this town for the last  38 years.  4    Coast News April 12 1953  John Toynbee has been contracting on the. Peninsula7for  about 4 years, prior to which  'he and his family lived in Egmont, B.C., and Vancouver. He  was in the Seaforths of Canada for six years. He is on the  executive of the B. of T., and  is a Mason. He has two %oys  and a girl:  f  !  I  1  1!!   -*^_:_.^_lyjt*^.'^.Hjy^.*_i_'*"*��"��M_iM����ijU_Bi_it>��tMt_irtitK��.>ij*����l_iwM^MM.t..tmni..Mi  if you elect me  I will do nay level best  ,. in the interests of Sechelt  Your Support in Saturday's Vote  Will be Welcome.  FRANK PARKER  ��*****�� u��niMmiH��^j  7.U"_?i��*^i��,D�����_2*!-_n_^^  A VOTE FOR  DAN CURRIE  As Commissioner 1. ���  Is a Vote for  GOOD VILLAGE GOVERNMENT  I stand for ihe orderly progress of our Community:  Proper facilities for our Volunteer Fire Department,  improverments to roads, construction of sidewalks and  street-lighting where most needed, and to the extent such  improvements can be implemented on a balanced budget  without increase of taxes.  Christine Johnston  LP. HANSEN  for Commissioner  I will do the best in my  power for Sechelt, if  elected on Saturday  JOHN H TOYNBEE  ���'....' /  Yours for a Commission that will  Implement the Wishes of the People  of the New Sechelt Village, in accordance  with the original ideas of Incorporation.  Your support will be apreciated.  ���tf"  Sal  a e   o  r  Hard  &   D  ry  oood  Continues at Union Store  50 Percent  OFF REGULAR PRICES!  !\S��HM_  XT" CLASSIFIED RATES  __15 words for 50 cents plus  two cents a word over 15. This  includes name and address..  Consecutive rates, available,,  column inch.  Classified   advertisements,   accepted up to 5 p.m. Tuesday.  With the exception of continuous accounts, a 10c bookkeeping charge is made for all  Classified.Advertising not paid  for wi.hin 7 days of publication.  Legate ������  16  cents per count  line for  first  insertion.  12 cents per count line  for each consecutive insertion.  Card of Thaaks. Engagements.  In Memoriams - up to 50 words  $1.00 per insertion. 2c per word  over: SO. "������������'  Classified Display .-!��� 70c per  IN MEMORIUM.  In loving memory of a dear  husband and father, Rev.  Frank Bushfield, who passed  on to his reward April 17th,  19547  Shall I doubt   may   father's  mercy.'  Shall I think of death as doom?  No!, It's stepping o'er the  threshold  Of a��� better larger room  Wife   Ethel,     Keith    Phyllis,  Harold and grandchildren.  LOST ���  "West Sechelt - Halfmoon Bay  area, 2 hounds, 1 large black  and tan, 1 smaller brown brin-  dle. Reward. Phone 179R Gibsons., or notify Police.  REAL ESTATE  Gibsons Since 1945  John Coleridge Realty  The  Oldest Established Office  (Immediately South ��f the  Post Office)  Notary Public.  Sales,   Conveyancing,   Management  Agent for   the ., Official  Administrator etc.  Connection with important  Vancouver. Realtors.  J_ocal_Of_ice_bVA and VLA  SECH��Lt���iNSUMNCE"  AGENCIES  * Real Estate, \. '.,���  Property  Management,  y   Insurance  Office phone 22F  T.E. DUFFY, Agent  Residence  31Q  I. MACKAY, Salesman.  Residence   70F  H.B. GORDON  AGENCIES  Sechelt  REAL   ESTATE      '    -  and   INSURANCE  Phone   53 Evenings  and  Holidays 115  Fire, Auto, Liability. Prompt  courteous service. Totem Realty, Gibsons. tfn  FOR SALE  CHOICE FRYERS ��� 49c  lb. dressed; 24 hrs notice required. Also white Leghorn  hatching "eggs $1.00 per doz.  Wyngaert Poultry Farm Gibsons 107M. 17  Car top boat complete  weight approx. 70 lbs. $45  cash. Phone  Gibsons 59G.  NOTICE  TOWING AND   FREIGHTING  W.. Nygren, Gibsons 13    tfn  PERSONAL  HUSBANDS: WIVES:  WEAK. RUNDOWN. OLD?  Feel years younger. Ostrex  Tonic Tablets revitalize iron-  deficient body; increase pep.  *'Get-acquainted" size costs  little. Or get Economy - size  and save 75c. At air druggists.  WORK WANTED ���  Spray and brush painting;  also paperhanging. J. Melhus.  Phone  Gibsons   33. , ' efn  ROOFING "       ':p'  Shingles, Duroid or Roll  roofing applied. Phone Gibsons  ^53 or- 44. -'yi-X'yx^^X;   \ :--&l&,;.  HELP WANTED  TReliable mail with car, to  manage .established Fulle r  B_*Ush business for Sechelt and  surrounding districts -A Write<  Gv Weldon, 258 Howard Ave.,  Nanaimo. Phone 615 L       tfn  We buy foliage from salal,  fern and boxwood. Pickers  can make good wages year  round.  Representative and buying  station at Anne's Flower. Shop  Sechelt 5 to 7 p.m.  CJerk to work in grocery  store, male or female, Some  experience preferred. Apply to  BO-CyNp. 436  18  WAITED :  Leaving town must sell.  Washing  machine,  hand    machine   with   wringer,   2   white  Enamel  tubs     attached,     cost  $50. - half; Philips long    and  short wave, the kind most fishermen use,    cost    $60. - take  half; cream , enamel    sawdust  range, a nice one - take $15;  garden tools, 8 gals    shingles  paint, brown;   1   gal.    outside  white,  the  lot  $14;  also  new  3 ft. one man saw, new scythe  and    aluminum    snathy  G.F.  Perkins^ on the Moisio Place,  Payne Rd. near Reid Rd.    ���  ;        ' ���   y   For~Sale���Ty"-"���-  Brand new 16 x 50 Binoculars.  Used car seat    covers    Phone  ^GibSoi.<r8G-*'���  Modern wood stove, 4 piece  bedroom suite with spring fQ-.,-���  M4edvmattress777Phonel 7-=21VI Sechelt   ' ' '"''"'"������.  T^Cottage wood Or coal range  with new water jacket, splen- ���  did condition, Also hydraulic  ram with quanity of pipe, ;ap-  ;'ply G.T. Kynoch, Selma Park  (opposite Mickey Coe)  14 ft. boat- designed for outboard "motor. Sale price $60  Apply Murray King Phone  Gibsons 8 Y. 16  TOTEM FLASHES  Pender Harbour - ideal waterfront location, 3' houses,  float etc, room for cabins and  boat rentals, 250 foot waterfrontage, 1.35 acres, unusual  property, good revenue, bargain at $13,500 terms.  - Pender Harbour - 45 acres,  attractive view location, lovely  modern 3 bedroom home, also  modern cottage and older type :  rented house, water, lights,  phone. Ideal for dairy or farm  or dude ranch, property  touches sea and has year  round stream on it.$18,000  terms arranged.  Oyster bed - most excellent  prospects - get details  here.  West Sechelt - view acres,  really nice spot - on main high?  way - full cash price only  $1100.  DVA - VLA - brand, new  home - most modern and attractive - may we show 7 you  this.  Always a better buy at  TOTEM REALTY     Gibsons B.C.  Mrs. S. Rice's Budgies, all  colors, talking strain. Available at Hassan's Store Pender  Harbour Phone 3H.  LIGHTING  PLANTS  "LARGE AND SMALL  WE HAVE THEM ALL"  ONAN, BUDA, ALCO,  PIONEER  COOPER-BESSEMER  LOWEST PRICES  IMMEDIATE DELIVERY  TREMENDOUS STOCK  SIMSON-MAXWELL  LTD.  1931 West Georgia St.  Vancouver, B.C.  Phone MA. 8388      -  FREE CATALOGUE  OF  BUILDING SUPPLIES!  If you are remodeling, or .......  building, write for bur  new catalogue -:.sent FREE; y  on request. A complete ��� , -  line  of  building .supplies:-  SPOOLS LUMBER &  SECHELT   CYCLE  Bicycles New & Reconditioned  Repairs to All Wheeled Goods  Saw Filing  Lawn Mowers Sharpened  Phone Sechelt 95M  LORNE  BLAIN  Representative  Continental  .    Life' Insurance  Company  Box 188  Gibsohs,  B.C.  ���   , Phone Gibsons, 82G.  PENINSULA  ACCOUNTING SERVICE  Al*  Types  of  Accounting  Problems Expertly Attended  Village Enterprises Bldg.  Sechelt  Office Open 9 a.m*���5 p.m.  Daily  ���y       Phone Sechelt 98F  WIRING  Commercial & Residential  Electric  Space Heating  Anywhere on the Peninsula  PARKER and SIM  ELECTRIC  Parker's  Hardware  Sechelt 51 ��� 73W evenings  REFRIGERATION   ,  SALES and SERVICE  Commercial ���- Domestic  25 Years' Experience  r ��� A. M. CAMPBELL  SECHELT 83Q  F.H. HARWOOD  Chartered Accountant  407 Metropolitan Bldg.  837 West Hastings St.,  Vancouver 1, B.C.  Phone  PA. 3928  WIRING and  APPLIANCE  SALES  Electrical Wiring  Alterations and Repairs  F. UTTING, WILSON CREEK  Phone  67F or  15T  Notions-���Cards���Toys  Miscellaneous Gifts  -  THRIFTEE    STORES  Left of Post Office  Gibsons, B.C.  Headquarters For Wool  GIBSONS BOAT WORKS  Boat Builders & Repairers  Phone  Gibsons 41IX  LET US  HELP YOU      "  PLAN  NOW  For your Spring  Construction  . all types of  BUILDING or ALTERATIONS  and LIGHT GRADING  Smith & Peterson Construction  Ltd.  Phone 28, 85 or 90Q, Gibsons  A   TYPE   OF SHOE  For   Any  Weather  For   Each Member  Of The Family  WIGARDS  SHOE  STORE  All Shoe Accessories  Phone Secheli 25G  LAND ACT  Notice  of  Intention to  Apply  to. Lease Land  ���... In Land Recording  District  of  Vancouver   and "situate   in  .Howe  Sound  in  front of Lot  By&pikG* simm ��m - -SS-S?��^' SS ���--*&����'���  NOTICE  TO  CONTRACTERS  SNAG-FALLING  '- Sealed tenders will be received up to noon, P.D.S.T.,  April 25th, 1956, by the undersigned, for a snag-falling contract comprising 1,471 acres,  more or less, situated near  Pender Harbour,  B.C.  Particulars may be obtained  from the District Forester, Vancouver, the Forest Rangers at  Powell River, Pender Harbour,  Sechelt, or Nanaimo, ,or the  Chief Forester,  Victoria.  As a security deposit, the  contractor must forward with  the completed tender, cash or  certified cheque in the sum of  2% of the total contract price.  Payments will be made in  instalments as the work pro-  gesses, arid as a further guarantee of performance, a holdback will be retained on the  first .payment , amounting to  3%; of. the total bid: This holdback and the security deposit  will be returned on satisfactory completion of the entire  contract.  Tenders will not be considered unless made out on the  forrat-supplied for quoting, and  unless that form is properly  signed -and7 completed as in-  dicated7. thereon. and accompanied by the, necessary secur-v  FLOWERS  GIBSONS   FLORIST  Corsages - Weddings  Funeral  Designs  Plants %  Flowers by Wire  Carole Brakstad  Phone 109M - Gibsons  TELEVISION  SALES AND SERVICE  Fast work - Guaranteed  10% Down - Easy Terms  3 Month's Free Service  FREE TRIALS  RICHTER'S RADIO ��� T-V  - Phone 6 Sechelt  HEATING   &  SHEET METAL  LAURIE SPECK  Gibsons   149  MARSHALL'S PLUMBING  HEATING &   SUPPLIES  Phone Gibsons 134, 104 or 33  Home and Industrial Wiring  Electrical Heating  GIBSONS    ELECTRIC  .  Phone 130  Authorized  GE  Dealer  Radios, Appliances, TV Service  Roberts Creek  ljused hay  tedder    Phone  15G;: Gibsons. 15  Good used oil range and  used high chair. Lee Roberts,  Roberts Creek, B.C.  TjHMBEH WANTED        -y.v- ������ y."  ^~f~ TIMBER WANTED"  We Cruise and Estimate and  PayCash on Signing the Contract. Sucre Lumber Co. Ltd.  Saw Mills-.: Phone. Gibsons' 151  or 155 tfn  Wi-TCHtREPAIRS:'f'-X ���'������ "y  Fast, accurate, guaranteed  watch repairs. Marine Men's  Wear, Gibsons. _tfn  TFor Guaranteed Watch and  Jewelry Repairs, See Chris's  Jewelers; Sechelt. Work done  On ythe premises. .   tfh  SHOE  REPAIR  Brihg Your Boots to Brackett!  Skilled repair work of all kinds  quickly done. Reasonable rates  RON BRACKETT  "_ Sechelt Highway Gibsons.  -  FOft'SALE     '���'������.   ������'      ,  ������-  ^eTMrewopd  Large loads, $7.50 del. Gibsons,  $8.00 outside Gibsons.  ; r-   FIR SAWDUST  $6.00 del. Gibsons, $7.00  outside Gibsons.  ;Sucre Lumber Co. Ltd.  ���| Phone Gibsons 151.  Small new home, electricity,  five acres land, - fruit trees,  gcod well. Cheap for cash.  Owner leaving. Apply P.O.  12. Sechelt -     ���      .        tfn  : 1951 Ford Dump Truck,  With steady work ahead.  Phone Sechelt 60Q. tfn  29 ft gillnetter With new 6.1  h.p'., Sea Jeep. $1500. Ross  Roth, Phone Gibsons 102Q  drops~of~g6liT  Just a few drops smoothed  on with the palm of the hand  removes facial wrinkles and  rough, dry skin. Tones and  rejuvinates skin tissues. By  Helerie Seager, at Lang's  Drug Stores, Gibsons and Seohelt-  .'-.......      tfn  Enterprise wood arid coal  stove. Bargain for quick sale,  Mrs. Harrison, Headlands Gibsons. 15  .���~���-��� wood ".";".  Aider or Fix'  Also Slab Wood  SERVICE FUELS  Ran Vernon  Phone Gibsons 2BQ  Leonard^ 7 cu. ft. Refrigerator. Phone Gibsons 42.        tfn  Available shortly, easy to  lieat 6 room home in Sechelt.  Large , dry basement, furnace,  laundry tubs, unfinished attic  suitable for 2 more large bedrooms. Ideal'home for small  children. Cement walks, picket fence. Close . to school,  beach and business. . Suggest  your price and terms. Will  consider any offer. P.hone Sechelt 41 _ "'' ';'). tfn.  .8 only Remington  Noiseless  Standard Typewriters,    $59.95.,  Phone  Gibsons  18,   ,.'C.    Win-  grave Remington Agent.       15  Portable Welder for sale.  See Roy Dusenbury, Harbour  Motors, Pender Road Halfmoon  Bay 15  Used Fricgidaire, 4 years'  use 9.6 cu. ft. Howe Sound  Trading Co. Gibsons tfn  5569 Victoria Drive,  Vancouver,   B.C.  y.y.-   {Established  1940)      ���....  DIRECTORY  HILL'S  MACHINE    SHOP  Mobilized Welding  Welding Anywhere ��� Anytime  Expert   Trade-met.  Precision    Machinists   _  Phone 54 Residence  152  C and S SALES, SERVICE  Agents  For  Propane Gas .  Combination Gas Ranges  Sales  and Installations .  Free Estimates  Electric and Gas Hot Plates  FURNITURE  LINOLEUMS  Phone 3 Sechelt  BUILDING    BULLDOZING  CONTRACTING  Ran  Vernon,  R.R.   1,  Gibsons  Phone  26Q '  NOTARY PUBLIC  Legal  Documents   promptly  attended to  WJ.   (Jack)   Mayne.  Phone 24.  Sechelt  B.C.  KURLUK  ELECTRIC &  PLUMBING  Complete Wiring and  Plumbing Service  MASTER PLUMBEIR  To Plan for ycur Requirements  Free Estimates  Phone Sechelt 107  TRACTOR    WORK  Clearing, Grading, Excavating.  D6   Bulldozing  Clearing Teeth  ARCHES  FOB   RENT  A.  E.  Ritchey  Phone Gibsons 83R  PENINSULA    CLEANERS  Cleaners  for  the   Sechelt  Peninsula  Phone:  Gibsons  100  ""      "FAST  SERVICE''  Rent ��� Sales ��� Service  TYPEWRITERS  ELECTRIC RAZORS  Sales and Service  COLIN WINGRAVE  Phone 18-^-Gibsons  GIBSONS  BUILDING    SUPPLIES  LTD.  "WE    CARRY   THE   STOCK"  Phone Gibsons 53  ^ ster .y. District; . approximately  two miles east of Port Mellon.  Take notice that -Elmer.7 "J.  Palmery of .Vancouver,' occupation Logger intends to apply  : for a lease of the following  - described lands:-  Commencing at a post planted at. the.South-west corner of  Lot 3343, Group 1, New Westminister District; thence Eiast-  . erly along High Water Mark  to the South-east corner of Lot  3343; thence south.5.00 chains:  ���thence westerly parallel to  High Water Mark approximately, 40 chains; thence North  5.00 chains to South-west corner of Lot 3343 and containing twenty acres, more or less,  for the purpose of dumping  and storing logs.  ELMER J. PALMER  Dated 26 March, 1956.  D.J. Ray, Agent.  Church Services  April  15th.  1956  ��� ;:     ANGLICAN  s-: 2nd Sunday after Easter  St. Bartholomew's.   (Gibsons  11.00 a.ih. Sunday School  11.00 a.m. Morning Prayer  St. Hilda's    Sechelt  1.45 p.m. Evensong  1.45 p.m.  Sunday  School  ^ St. Aidan's. Roberts Creek  3.15 p.m. Evensong  11 a.m. Sunday School  UNITED  Gibsons  Sunday School 9.45  Public   Worship,   11.00  a.m.  Roberts Creek, 2 p.m.  Wilson Creek  Sunday School  11.00 A.M.  Public Worship, 3.30 p.m.  yy" Port  Mellon  Community Church  7.30 p.m. Evensong  ST. VINCENT'S  Holy  Family.  Secheli.    9  a.m.  ^t. Mary's. Gibsons, 10.30 a.m.  Port   Mellon,   first'-Sunday  oi  pach month at 11.35 a.m.  Bethal   Baptist   Church  10. A.M., Sunday School  11:15 A.M., Worship Service  7:30 P.M..  Wed.,  Prayer  2 P.M., 1st Thurs., in Month  Mission  Circle  PENTECOSTAL  10 a.m. Sunday School  ' 11  a.m. Devotional  7.30     Evening   Service  Tuesday night 7.30  8, p.m. Friday night  The lowest or any tender  not necessarily accepted:  Tenders must be \ submitted  in the envelope marked "Tender fori Snag-Falling, Sakinaw  Lake."  ' ; " '->  C.D.   Orchard,     -.  Chief   Forester and \ Deputy  r Minister  of  Forests.  March 27,   1956.  Parliament Buildings,     ..������..  Victoria, B.C.  THE  DATE PAD  April 13: Granthams Landing Bingo in the Community  Hall 8 p.m.  April 14: Sechelt, Girl  Guide Hard Times Tea, at St.  Hilda's Church, 2 to 4 p.m.  April 14: Gibsons, Elementary PTA Spring Carnival,  School Hall  : April 15: Gibsons, Rev. Jasper Shah, Fijian Island Evangelist will conduct a series of  Gospel services at Pentecostal  Tabernacle.  April 17:.Roberts Creek Improvement association annual  meeting, Legion Hall.  April; 17: W.I. Meeting at  the home of Miss drummond  2:00 p.m.  April 18:    Roberts    Creek,  whist  drive,  St. Aidans  Hall,  in aid of Roberts Creek Scout  Fund.  April 19: Gibsons, Primrose  Tea; United church Hall, Gibsons-Headlands  Service Club.  April 20: Gibsons, "Our  Town", High School Auditorium.  April 20: Gibsons Parish  Hall 8 p.m. Sunshine Coast  Fair Committee.  April 21: Wilson Creek,  Hard Time dance Wilson Creek  Hall. Prizes, live music refreshments.  April 24: Wilson Creek. United Church Tea, 2 to 4 p.m.  Community Hall.  April 25: W.I. Whist at the  home of Mrs. McNab 2.00 p.m.  Harold Wilson  Totem   Realty  Phone   Gibsons   44  evenings   147  BY MRS. M. NEWMAN  The Easter Tea held at the  Legion Hall April 6th was  succesful. Sponsored by the  Legion L.A: it was opened by  the president, Mrs. R. Manris,  and comprised a home cooking  stall as well as sewing and  novelties. Mrs. Storey did a  rushing business in tea cup  reading.  ' N -.:  Lady Luck frowned on several residents last week causing illness and distress. Charles  Haslam was rushed to the Gen-  * eral Hospital in Vancouver and  was immediately operated upon. He is doing well.  Mrs. A. McMahon was taken  to the same hospital for obser-  :;,vation.;7yy Xy:.-y :X'"X. "������  , Donald Walker spent a couple of days in St. Mary's and  has ib een discharged for the  present to await a bed and an  operation later.  Mrs; T.H, Wright^of Richard,  Sasky ;who; with her husband,  spends the winters here, had  the misfortune "to slip and fall,  breaking and chipping a wrist  bone and cracking her pelvis. Her son,. Keith, rushed her  to St ' Paul's Hospital. Tlie  Wrights were to leave for their  prairie. home shortly.  Mr. and Mrs. George Paton  left to reside in Richmond.  Mrs. Ruth Mitchell has returned to her home on the  Lower Road. During the past  four months she has visited  Santa Barbara, Berkely, Hol-  lister, Seattle and other points-  in the States, renewing old  acquaintances and visiting relatives.  Mrs. Otto Ewart, who has  spent summers and other vacations at the creek for many  years, has now become a permanent resident.  Bill Boyte, North Vancouver, was up for the weekend to  collect his family who were the .  guests of Mrs. Boyte's mother  Mrs. H. Galliford for a week.  Al Pelletier of Britannia  was a guest of the R.J. Eades  for the weekend.  The Red Cross collectors  have been around the Roberts  Creek district and have worked wonderfully well. However,  if any have been unavoidably  passed over and would like  still to contribute, would they  send their contributions to Mrs.  K.M. Funnell, Roberts Creek,  B.C., who will see they are sent  immediately to Red Cross  Headquarters in Vancouver.  Mrs. Funnell is the campaign  chairman.  Residents of this district  who desire news printed in  this column, may leave it with  Mrs. Grace Curnming,, Beach  Ave.  BIRTHS  Craigan - Born to Mr. Charlie Craigan of Sechelt, a son.  Fagan - To Mr. and Mrs.  C. Fagan, Barrierre, B.C. oa  March 14, a son Glen, 9  pounds 734 ounces - a grandson for Mr. and Mrs. J. Trefrey,   Porpoise  Bay. 6    Coast News Ajril   12  1956  For Guarenteed  Watch and Jewelry  Repairs  CHRIS'S  JEWELERS  Work   done   on  the   Premises  1 Phone 96 Sechelt  REVISED    EDITION  Work is in progress on a re^  vised edition of the booklet  "Pharmacy As A Vocation"  which is being issued by the  Pharmaceutical Association of  the Province of British Columbia and will be distributed by  the Department of Education  tc all high schools in the province.  Thornton  Wilder's  FRI. APRIL 20  8 P.M.  HIGH SCHOOL  AUDITORIUM  Presented B$  Elphinstone  Jr. - Sr. High Scfaoo  ��� Admission 75c  Students Union  Card Holders 50c  PLUMBING  SUPPLIES T FIXTURES  A Qualified Plumber will be  Pleased to Call and Give an  Estimate of your Requirements  Follow The Black Ball Flag  FASTEST ACROSS THE STRAtT  VANCOUVIR-NANAIMO  FERRIES LEAVE EVEftY TWO HOURS ON THE  EVEN HOUR, * A.M.-MIDNIGHT,  FROM lOTH HORSESHOE BAY AND NANAIMO  IV. of 6 am, 6,10,12 noon, 2 pm, 4,6,8,10,12 mid.  (Podfk Siondon! TSm��) '  Black Hall Vancouver Oty fewy cermiaal is *t Horseshoe  Bay, Wm Yaacoaver, minutes from downtawti Vancouver  via Georgia Street, lions Gate Bridge and West Shore Drive  Reservations NOT Needed  Passengers���Automobiles���Trucks  BLACK BALL  -y -   -.     ;       y: :    fe^$��  The Standard Man shewed me ���  sons p  :4hi  When you keep the crahkcase in your car or other  gasoline engine filled with Heavy Duty RPM Motor Oil,  you get extra protection against the main causes of  engine wear and repair. Here's why:  A detergent in "Heavy Duty RPM" prevents deposits  of carbon, gum, and lacquer on cylinders, rings, and  other parts. Other compounds resist oxidation and sludging, prevent corrosion and stop foaming. So to get more  miles and more years of service, remember to always  use Heavy Duty RPM Motor Oil.  For information on any Standard Oii product, call  ORV. MOSCRIP  WILSON CREEK, B.C.      TELEPHONE 15E  Mr. and Mrs. Art Hauka are  , receiving    congratulations    on  the birth of a daughter, Diane  Catherine, in    Vancouver    on  Easter Monday.  Mrs. Colleen Bird was guest  of her sister Mrs. John, Bunyan for a few days.  Bert Fladager came to Gibsons to visit his son Merv. and  family. ���  Mir. and Mrs*R. Nimmo had  Mr. Nimmo's    brother    John .  and his wife for a visit.  Miss Jessie Cochrane from  Vancouver was a recent guest  of Mrs. W. Thomas.  *      ��� ���    * '   .  Mrs. A. Norfield has returned home after an enjoyable  visit with her daughter Mrs.  John  Wood  and family.  Mrs.   I.C.   Fyvie   from   Vic-  -   toria  is visiting her  daughter  Mrs.     J.    Hague,     Barbara  Knowles of Vancouver was also guest.at the Hague^. home;  Mr. and Mrs. O'Brian of  Port Mellon with Mrs. CrOw-  hurst and Albert were guests  of the Len Arthurs' on the  occasion of their 16th wedding  anniversary, April  2nd.  Mrs. Tom Nakken with her  two sons, Peter and John spent  the week with her parents, TMr.,,  and Mrs.  Clendinning.  Mr. and Mrs. A. Newman  are holidaying with their family in Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith  were weekend visitors to Victoria.  Mrs.     Clarence    Cole     and  daughter were guests   of    the  Singlehursts' over Easter holi-'  days.  Mr. Desmond Oswald was  guest at tlie. vicarage for a few  days. Mr. Oswald, who is a  nephew of Canon H.U. Oswald  was enroute to/his home in  Calgary, after a ski-ing holiday  in the- U.SA.  Mr. and Mrs. Norman Mad:,  Kenzie. spent part of the school  holiday in'the city. ,- 'y  Mr. and Mrs. Dave,Rees enjoyed a visit from their daughter, Mrs. Westman of Vancou-  'ver. t ���' ��� ,.���.' y^.. ���  Having�� 'spent    the    winter  months in Vancouver, the John  Atkinsons' are back    for    the  :;.   season.      , K  "     f ".7'%  David, the four year old son  A of Mr. and Mrs. W. Moraiie vis  a hospital   patient awaiting^�� *  sinus operation.      '      '   '    '   -  Sandra Lee Arthur and Gordon  enjoyed  the  school   holi-  Sechelt News  BY MRS. E. LUMSDEN    jy  A former employee of th|^y.  Union Store in Sechelt, JohriD  Kawinj has returned/toXPorpoise Bay to go into the log|;  ging business with V. ��� Walters'  at McLean Bay on the Sechelt  Inlet.  Mrs. Molly McColl visited  the Peninsula during the week,  to attend-ah Eastern Star Meeting in the Masonic Hall at  Robert's Creek, where she was  installed as Worthy Matron on  Thursday evening. She will be  coming here every two weeks  ��� to attend the O.E.S. '       j  Dr. McColl formerly had his  practice in Sechelt but he  moved with his family to VanS-  couver recently, and has open-,  ed new offices there. Mrs. McColl stayed with Mr. and Mrs:  G. Millar.  The new Themes for Teens  Club held every second Friday  in the Anglican Church Hall  .Sechelt, is proving popular  with the boys and girls from  12 t 15 years. The club is sponsored by the DePencier Circle  to raise funds for a stage to be  permanently built in the hall.  This is the first fund-raising'  project for the Circle, and  they are pleased that, the boys  and girls enjoy the dances, and  refreshments for a very small  fee.  These parties are well chapr  eroned by two or more adults  every week, and start an 8 p.m;  until 10. Friday, April 20 is  the next date. All boys and  girls welcome. Mrs. Winnie  Toynbee is "housemother" for  the dances.  Ms. and Mrs. T. Ayton of  Porpoise Bay were surprised1  by a short visit from Louie Mohan and his fiance on Monday  April 2. Both the visit, and the  engagement of Mrs. Apton's  youngest brother, were unexpected, she said.  days in Vancouver with their  grandmother, Mrs. Griffin.  * * .    a  Mrs. J. Donnan and Michael  of Vancouver spent the week  with Mr. and Mrs. George Hill.  On Wednesday, Maureen Hiii  celebrated her birthday with  a dinner party, adding significance to the day was the exciting news that she had won  a T.V. set.  Mr. and Mrs. Ken- Blain and  ,family from Kimberly were  visiting at the Lorne: Blain  home.   7    '  Mr. and Mrs. Reg. Adams  spent a few days in Vancouver.  Mrs. W. Chatt, who recently broke her leg in a fall, is  now a patient in Pender Hospital.  * *      *������..���  Mr. and Mx*s. Taylor . and  family from White Rock were  visiting jMrs. Taylor's, parents,  Mr. arid Mrs. E. Sergant.  Cathie McDonald from Vancouver is spending several  weeks with her grand parents,  Mr., and Mrs. W. Woof.  Young travellers returning  to the city after spending the  school holidays with their  grand parents include; Dawna  Rae Holmes, Billy Sweet, Earl,  Sandra and Gordon Matheson  and their friends Andrea and  Jeff Salton, David . and Carol  McLean, Linda Lyonen and  Barry McKinnon. -   "  Mr and Mrs. Swabey enjoyed a visit from then' daughter and son-in-law from Powell  River.  Mrs. %Carpl Blount and  Dorothy were holidaying with  her mother, Mrs. Lymen.  F.O. Edward Parnwell has  returned to his duties at Clares-  holm after spending leave with  his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.R.  Parnwell.  * .���  .*.������*.  Spring blossoms and a blazing log fire added charm to  the room/when Miss Fannie I.  Grant entertained at a delightful luncheon. Her guests were  the Miss Laverocks', Doris,  Jean and    Bertha    and    Miss  Edith Stanners, all,of Vancou-  vSr \vho were spendihgyythe  school holiday at' their summer  home in . Soames Point.  Carmen Robinson spent the  weekend with his parents: Gar-  man, who is now working for  Aviation Electric at the Vancouver airport; won the St.  Johns 1st aid C certificate  with top honors.  Mr. Tom Allen was taken to  a Vancouver hospital, Mrs.  Allen accompanied him on the  trip.  Three  to be faced      >  Port Mellon was visited  Sunday by Rev. Hislop Dickson of Capilano United Church  and chairman of Vancouver  Presbytery. He was introduced  by Rev. E. Kemp. During the  service the solo "O rest in  the s Lord" was beautifully  sung by Mrs. W. Swartz.  Taking as his text Mark 9:23  "If thou canst believe, all  things are possible to him that  believeth," Rev. Dickson urged his listeners to stop thinking of anything as impossible,  reminding us of Nansen's famous words,y "the difficult  take's a little time, the impossible a little longer".  Mr. Dickson's advice was  that we should strengthen our  conscience  by   asking  3   ques  tions when faced with everyday problems. Where does this  road lead me? Am I being/my  best self? What would Jesus  do? Mr. DickSOh brought greetings from Vancouver Presbytery to the Community Church  and expressed their interest  and support of the experiment  in Church Unity being carried  on'- in Port Mellon.  The service was followed by  a short congregational meeting at which it was unanimously decided to go ahead with,  plans for a church basement.  The congregation expressed  its gratitude for the offer of a  lectern from Saanichton Anglican Church and for a communion set brought with the  good wishes of Capilano United Church by Rev. Dickson.  E.G. Sherman, chairman expressed the sincere feelings of  the congregation in well-chosen  words.  JOHN Jc DUNKIN  Doctor of Optometry  906  Birks  Building  VANCOUVER, B,C.  I.O.O.F. Sunshine  Coast  Lodge No.76 meets Gibson's Legion Hall 2nd and  4th Friday each month.  m  ���ssss  A Euckerfield Show:  SCHOOL HALL  April 16      8 p.m.  MR. HETHERINGTON WILL SHOW FILMS       "-'  ON POULTRY AND GARDENING ,  There will also be a short talk  ���    on the Calf Club by the Kiwanis  ���* Coffee and Doughnuts  / . - -'���'"     r'  _*'����wg����W<��ii��^����_wiit*��w��iiW^M_M_��_wwWMT��r��t����w  ?T,<��3i^i��s^T^9_aa^^^����_tafi_???r<^3ia_��s^T^^M��3s^i *s^gafi_s*ft-5?2aaaiMi  - r,' ~  A New Piece of Fine Jewelry Will Add  A  TOUCH OF SPRING  Ladies* & Men's Fine   Watches,  Rings, Emblems  * Men's Cuff-Links & Sets  Ladies'  Brooches,  Necklets, Earrings, Bracelets  firing or Mail  your Pieces In!  All Jewelry and Watch Repairs done in our Own Shop  I !l II11\   &    J ft If ft L III ItS     Phc*ie 96 Sechelt  #*:_  5��s��"��S��5  CANADA'S JNCWlJST  MARSHALL-WELLS  LATEX   BASE  PAINT  ^_  , JycS*-  '" >    "$,i  Combines beauty with tough- ~'v'"  ness. You can't7iscxUl>,away SUPER  WALL-TONE'S lasting freshness.  Flows on smoothly, dries in minutes  7. . . a tough scrubbable finish that  seals unfading "fashion-true" colors  to walls and woodwork for years!  FOR ALL YOUR  PAINTING NEEDS!  Phone 20K  Roberts Creek Wilson Creek  BY MBS.' P. ERICKSON  Mr. and Mrs. Les Wilkinson,  ���whose pictures appeared in an  article in last week-end's Sun  magazine section, are ^ frequent visitors to their daughter, Mrs. Mike Jackson here,  when duties on school water-  buses permit.  Doug and Phyllis' Perkins  visited here with their, family,  while ori* holiday from Spences  Bridge.  The Ron Whitakers are back  from Honolulu, getting their  Sea Beach Motel ready for the  ���coming season. Jack will toe  back later on holiday.  Mr.,and Mrs. Stan Dowling  made, a hurried trip to JCelow-^  na, upon receiving news of the  sudden passing of Mr. Bowling's cousin, Harold ..^aldron,  ; a frequent visitor here,.After a  week in Kelowna, where there  is still a great.deal of show,  the Dowlings spent Easter in  TVancpuyer.  Mr. and Mrs. C. Lucken celebrated their 25th wedding. an*  niversary with a family dinner here April 4. They were  .married in St. Jude's church,  Southsea. They came here directly from England eight,  years ago. Mr. and.Mrs. Harry  Lucken arranged a surprise  party for them- on Saturday,  attended by the family and  many friends, who presented  lovely, gifts marking the occasion.  Phil and Allan Jackson were  hosts last Saturday at a stag  party for Stan Tyson, whose  marriage to Miss Sue Armour  takes  place this Saturday.  Mrs. Dorothy Gilbertson is  progressing, satisfactorily in  St. Mary's hospital, ^Garden  Bay. Cards and messages, with  the. kindness of tlie staff, have  helped a great deal during her  long stay in hospital.  Police Court  Last    week    in    Magistrate  Johnston's court,    John    William Sinclair,    -charged;    with  assault,  causing  actual  bodily  barmy was sentenced to 60^days  5 bard labour. Onya charge o_>;be- *  o ing intoxicated  in    a    public  place  at Gower Point, he received . a 3p    day    concurrent v  ��� isentehce.      !'':;;;''   y '-r-i-^  Paul Emil Desbiens of Pender Harbour, charged with  breaking, en t e.r'i n g and  theft, arising put of someyl5  .oases of beer missing from the  Canadian Legion Canteen at"  Madeira Park, elected, trial, by  .magistrate. He stated that he  _>a-e-7 been drunk at the time of  the ;incident. He was sentenced  to.,90 days in jail.  Gliris Julieh of Sechelt was  fined $150 and costs ior driving while his ability ywas impaired;  William Francis Johnson of  Sechelt, for having beer on the  Sechelt Reserve, was fined $10  and costs. The beer was seized.  Clifford Brimacombe, of  North Vancouver, represented  ' by T.A. Rhodes,; barrister of  Worth Vancouver, was 'fined  $15 and costs for failing to  submit an accident report within 48 hours.  Warren Gilbertson of Selma  Park was fined $10 and costs  for operating a tractor Within  the bounds of Gibsons without  a  license.  Donald Mitchell Hauka, who  failed to obtain a license as. an  electrical contractor in Gibsons, was fined- $12.50 and  costs.  Herbert Anderson of Powell  River, Colin Bissett of West.  Vancouver, and Ruth Ethel  Steel of North Vancouver,  were each fined $25 and costs  for speeding at Roberts Creek,  and Selma Park.  David Gallie of Vernon, B .C.  was fined $25 and costs for  driving his car at Middlepoint  with    1955 license plates  For operating a logging  truck without a "C" License,  Albert Burt', of Pender Harbour was fined $10 and costs  William' Higgins of Render  Harbour, was fined S25 and  costs, for operating his vehicle with 1955 license plates.  He was also fined $25 and  costs for driving without a  driver's license.  P.N.E. Director W.J. Borrie,  has been;,name(3; president of  the Pacific- National; -Exhibition. Born\in New Westminster, he is past President of  the Canadian Chamber of  Commerce, Vancouver Board  of Trade and the Canadian  Investment Dealers' Association.  Garden Bay  By Judith Fletcher  Mr. and Mrs. J. Blaine  and family and Miss Pat  Reiter of Vancouver, spent  Easter holidays in Pender Harbour with Mr. and Mrs. Harry  Reiter.  Miss Dolores Brown was a  recent visitor to Vancouver.  Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Mcll-.  waine and family, who have  been residents of Pender Harbour for many years have moved to Vancouver Island and  ���are now living .at Heriot Bay.  Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Lee and  family returned home after  spending a few days in Vancouver. (   '  Mr. and Mrs. Eric Dougan  and family spent,the weekend  visiting Mrs. Dougan's sister  and- husband Mr. and Mrs. A.  E. Davidson. -  W.S. Cummings, postal inspector was in the Harbour on  Tuesday.  Rev. Canon Green of the Columbia Coast Mission, conduct  ed   special  Easter services  at  St. Mary's Anglican Church at  Garden-Bay, Pender Harbour.  Mr. and Mrs. Len Hambley,  who have been spending the  winter in Vancouver, have returned to their home in Pender Harbour.  -. Ivir. and Mrs. R.H. Holden of  Anderson Bay, have moved to  Victoria, B.C.  ; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Crosby  and family, who have been residing at Whalley, have moved  to Pender Harbour. ,  Mrs. Lloyd Davis and daughter Sharon, are spending as  short holiday visiting Mrs.  Davis' parents Mr.' and Mrs.  Harvey Sparling, of Port Co-  quitlam.  Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Parsons  of Cranberry Lake, Powell  River, spent the Easter weekend with Mr, and Mrs. Les.  Keariey. '  Garry Anderson, of New  "Westminster spent Easter holidays visiting his cousin Mr.  Ronnie Remmem.  Mr. and Mrs. A. Dick and  Brian   of   North    Vancouver,  spent a few days in the Harbour visiting TMrs. pick's sister, Mrs. Muriel Abney.  Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Sharpe  have sold their house on Sinclair Bay to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Dickson.  The JKliendale Community  Club held an enjoyable dance  and social evening in their  community club house Friday.  Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Penner of  Abbotsford have moved to Irvine's Landing where Mr. Penner has taken a position with  the W.P. Pieper store.  Frank Ficet of Blind Bay was  a recent visitor in Pender Harbour.  B.C. Telephone Company is  completing arrangements for a  telephone exchange to serve  the Pender Harbour area. It is  understood that the exchange  will be located at . Madeira  Park and several new - trunk  lines will be run in from Sechelt  Charles Till, Superintendent  of the Tenas Operators has  completed his contract on the  right-of-way oi the B.C. Electric Power line to .Powell Riv-  Coast News April 12 1956    7  er. It is understood that Mr.  Till has left for Campbell River where his firm has another  large  contract.  Mrs. Isabelle Hartley, night  supervisor at  the North Van-,  couver    General    Hospital    is  spending her vacation irf Garden Bay.  Mrs. Pixie Daly, of the Vancouver Sun Staff was a visitor to Pender Harbour at Easter time.  GOWER POINT  An enjoyable afternoon was  had on Wednesday of last  week, when friends of Mr3.  Harry Chaster surprised her  with a party; on the occasion p��  her birthday.  mmmemmm^mvmaimmmammmmmmmmmmtKm  For XSuarenleed  .Watch and Jewelry  Repairs  CHRIS'S   JEWELERS  Work done  on  the  Premises  Phone 96 Sechelt  Yes, buy 'em now ... the stunning new models  of the cars which are taking Canada by  storm . . . the models you've waited eagerly  to see and to drive . . .the 1956 Buiek special  and century. And hands down and away,  they're the BesrBuicks Yet!  The Buick special gives you high-fashion luxury  -.high-powered performance���Ipw, low price���-  and comes up as the stand-out best of the  budget-tagged cars. '.-' *  The Buick century offers an, extra bonus in luxury  plus a high-stepping performance that's nothing short of  sensational���and all for a price that compares favorably  with the least!  And in both cars, as well as the outstanding SUPER, and the  custom-built roadmaster, you get. the agile might of Buick's  walloping-big V8 engine . . . and th^ smoothness and economy of  Buick's advanced new Variable Pitch Dynaflow*!  Come in to your Buick dealer's soon (today, if possible) and we'll prove  that if any new car is in your budget, a new Buick can be in your garage.  *New advanced Variable Pitch Dynaflow is the only Dynafloiv Buick builds today.  It is standard on the Roadmaster, Super and Century; optional at modest extra cost on  the Special.  "CENTURV" 4 Door ftivier*  A GENERAL MOTORS VALUE  WHEN  BETTER  AUTOMOBILES  ARE BUILT BUICK WILL  BUILD THEM  M-I056C  . ��mTinin-___ffl miwrn_irn  When you shop say you saw  it in The Coast News.  THE NAME THAT MEANS A GOOD DEAL  irii-_.-i-_.i_. _3i_.i-iu__.JL_ I 10  WILSON CREEK B.C. 8    Coast News April _12 1956  BY Cl-tUCK TOMPKINS  The B.C. representative in  professional baseball, the Vancouver Mounties, gave a bet-  ter-than-expected performance  in their exhibition games  Anyone wishing information  on seating Or tickets can contact me as I now have full information. The ticket sales are  modelled along the lines of the  big league clubs and the purchaser can designate certain  days such as opening night,  Victoria Day and July 2.  In a phone interview with  Hal Roberts, M.P.S. League  secretary, I learned that the  meeting of team representatives to line up things for the  coming season was a .; grand  flop with only Port Mellon, the  secretary and the vice-president in attendance.  ..There are.many things to be  done such as adopting the constitution,, affiliation with, the  B.C.A.S.A., (election of the remaining members of the executive and this year the drawing up of an entirely new schedule. With the Merchants dropping out, for the year anyway,  there are only five teams in  the league. Another important  For  Guarenteed '������;-'  Watch and Jewelry  Repairs  CHRIS'S   JEWELERS  Work   done   on  the   Premises  Phone 96 Sechelt  thing is the Osborne Cup which  should 'be changed to allow all  teams to compete in the tournament.  But the whole thing looks  dismal and as Mr.. Roberts  said the handwriting is on the  wall  for softball  Mr. Roberts who has worked untiringly for the league,  clarified his position by saying  that if another meeting is to  be called HE must be notified  by the team managers. For  men who are supposedly playing a man's sport I would suggest that they dig in or give  it back to the kids who can  make a job of it.  the ALLEYS  - BY   ELSIE   JOHNSON  Star games bowled at Sechelt bowling Alleys last  week were. Ten Pin League,  Mike Whitaker 206; Gibsons  Mixed Doreen Crosby 321, and.  Ron Godfrey 294; Port Mellon, _Ken /Gallier 295; Peninsula Commercial, Don Caldwell  320; Ball and Chain. Orv Mos-  : crip 331;. and" Sechelt Sports.  Club;-Pip' Vogrig 279. [ ' .'  High scores for April 2 to  April ������ .7 week were:  Ten Pin League: High three,  Jack Fox 488; high single,  Mike Whitaker 206; high team  three, Cripples 2306; high team  single, Cripples and Greyhounds tied with 810.  Gibsons: Mixed: Women's  high three, Doreen Crosby  708; Women's high single,  Doreen Crosby 321; men's  high three, Ron Godfrey 676;  men's high single, Ron Godfrey 294; team high three,  Mirabilia 3055; team high single, Mirabilia 1060.  Port Mellon: Women's high  three, Annette Marleau. 549;  women's high single, Kay Taylor 252; men's high three, Ken  Gallier 709; men's high single,  Ken Gallier 295; team high  three, Jokers 2672; team high  single,   The  Whits  1031.  Pennisula Commercial': Women's high three, Helen Thorburn 706; women's high single, Lola Caldwell 269;. men's  high three, Don Caldwell 756;  men's high single, Don Caldwell 320; team, high three,  Peninsula Building 2739; team  high single, Peninsula Building 961.  Sechelt Sports Club: Women's high three, Harriett  Duffy 602; women's high single, Harriett Duffy 238; men's  high three, Lawrence Crucil  731; men's high single^ Pio  Vogrig 279; Team high three,  Polecats 2914; team high single, Polecats 1108.  Ball and Chain: .Women's  high three Eve Moscrip.-579;  Women's high single, Loretta  McDermott 248; 7 men^s high,  three, Orv Moscrip 845;' men's  high'single, Orv Moscrip 331;  team high three," Harridan's  2547; teanihigh single, Harri-  1 dan's '913.'  " '  eiion  DIVIDED HEART  Can a Boy have Two Mothers? A War-Time  S_o3.y based on fajct. Dramatic, Tragic.  _.��.  ���-���������- ������'"���, *  Thurs. 730 p.m.     Pri. 7 & 9 p.m.     April 12 & 13  FORBIDDEN CARGO  International Intrigue.    Smuggling  'andi Adventure on England's East  Coast.  Saturday: Matinee 2 p.m. and 7 & 9 p.m.  COMING SOON:     Mr; Robeits  GIBSONS THEATRE  <to+*^*M*m*^*mmaM*m**��A9BmiM**tt+mB*aQ&*i��9*iiwiki2twB**********M******9mim  NOTICE  SHOP at your CO-OP  AND LET THE SAVINGS GO TO WORK  FOR YOU!  DO YOU KNOW? In the Past  Year, your CO-OP STORE  PAID  3% DIVIDEND ON MEMBER PURCHASES  2% INTEREST ON PAID UP SHARE CAPITAL  Your Co-op Store is now open for New Membership.  Apply at the Store for particulars.  ELPHINSTONE  CO-OPERATIVE Association  Gibsons, B.C.  Sechelt Mem  B Y' _M��_��yM: A;:7 FRfiN���H:^  .......Mr.  _|a#KJ^- '^v-^CJayton-:  ��� 'entertained their.. daughter and  family before they leave for  Ireland. Lieut. Morris, R.C.N.,  will be stationed there for'  some time, and his wife and  son Bruce will accompany him.  En route, they are all visiting  the lieutenant's parents y-in  Radisson, Sask.  Clarence Joe is attending the  Native Brotherhood convention in Campbell River, where  Ted Davis from Hollywood  will be a special guest.  Brian Juries,: Gti^ri and  Frarikie Bealeyof : Egmont are  visitors With, .their ;��hht: y and  uncle, Mr; andy .Mrs.yyMelvih  Jeffries.,V-7 7y: .^.y 7y.7 '' :,7.  Bruee Redmany is visiting  his grandmother, sMrs. Daisy  Clampitt,  in "Vancouver.yl  Mrs; Stan Parker is off on  a trip to California.       -V -'���������-���  Teddy Gee is back in Sechelt after a few days in New  Westminster. ':������  Mrs. Duncan TMcCpll; has  been a recent visitor, and guest  of Mr. and Mrs.  George/Mil-  Tar.^77    :'77V.y''-:,.7''::7 'yyy777 '���-'  Mrs^ Ivy    Biggs    and    her  daughter, Mrs/. H^Pearson are.  visiting in Seattle. 7 ' - _"  : Mrs. Lyle Sparrow, daughter of Mr. "and Mrs. Chris  Julian, and wife of the Chief  of the Musqueam Band, is visiting the Sechelt Reserve, with  the children.  Mr, and Mrs. Wood and children7 from New Westminster,  and Miss Marylin Turner are  all guests of the Lloyd Turners  Mrs. Dora Doyle is entertaining Mr. and; Mrs. Birnie  Doyle   of New   Westminster.  Mrs. L. Koike and Mrs. Carl  Peterson were co-hostesses at  a Stanley party,���with Mrs. A.  Miliar of Websters .Cbrnbrs as  demonstrator. A number of the  Sechelt ladies, Mrs. Livesay,  Mrs. Briggs, Mrs. French, Mrs.  Morrison, Mrs: Newcombe Mrs.  Gordon :and Mary, Mrs. Trites  and Mrs. Jenkins attended.and  enjoyed the  affair.  The Cliarlesworth Memorial  Award scholarship of $200 was  presented to Marylin Jay, first  year._student at University of  British Columbia in scientific  research. Marylin attended  school in Sechelt for (some  j^ears while her mother taught  in the Sechelt Superior school,  and now teaches in the Elementary School. The award is  given to the sons or daughters  of teachers, when they have  shown outstanding merit.  The April meeting of the  Community Church W.A. was  not well attended owing to  Easter holidays and another  meeting is called for April 13  to finalise details of the Church  supper.  The member who has adopted an inmate of one of    the  Displaced Peoplels Camps ih  Germany brought the letters  she had received telling; the  joy in finding friends in Canada and receiving letters, having lost his family. during the  war. and believing . himself  alone in :the world. A food  parcel has been sent  The   W.A.  is   appealing  for  old.sheets.and; cotton material;  and knitting wool to be1 made?  into   dressings  and   .garments-  for the   Mission to Lepers. A  letter,  received .from- Miss  G.  Ament acknowledged  319 and  reported the parcel of    dress- ���  ings  made .at,W.A.    meetings  over the last six-, -months    has-'  been dispatched.  Legion WA  The Canadian. Legion L.A.  Branch 109. held ei- pot luck  supjjber on March 21; to celebrates the L.A.s-^3rd7 birthday.  Bingo was played after an enjoyable  supper.      y   .  The L.A. wiR. hold, a daffodil tea on April 14 in the United Church" Hall from 2 to 4  o'clock. Proceeds will go to the  convention fund.  Next- Crib and whist May  3rda  Witnesses  MRS. ERNIE POLLOCK  Mrs.;;;^^ie|;;PQlKHk- passecf7  away rec��hti$* a^efyfl3 longiS;  illness/ irtvSti:.MSly's^:hospital.  Funeral"-sei^i^-v/as "frel_r"ai;  St. Hilda's Anglican church,  Monday, April 9, Rev. Canon  Oswald officiating. Burial was  made in Se&view  cemetery.  ��� Mrs. Pollock leaves, her  husbandj four children, Gordon, Roy,,Doreen and Beverley; three . brothers, George,  Frank and Harry Walker, t\v6  . sisters, Mrs. Mabel Nelson and  Mrs. Roy Erickson ' and her  mother, Mrs. Lillian Walker.  .;��������� MembersyOfy ^he local congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses of Sechelt have returned from a successful ��� convention of Jehovah's Witnesses in  .North Vancouver,. Harvey Walters, local, presiding minister,  . reported. - .'  The highlight was a public  talk by A.F. TDaniey, western  organizer. His- subject was  "Consulting God oh World  Affairs".  "The way to consult- God is  not through astrology   or any  man    made. y c. h a n n e 1,    but  through  his ahiallible     Word.  .^h'_rfBi0e-is,;th_r:;most forward  ���^i^j^hig^^Qol^ih the world. Un-  y!fler^.s;:inst^ctiohs let us plan  "v_or "life in the righteous    new  world which  it so beautifully  describes,"   Mr.  Danley  Said.  W.C.C.C.   TEA  The spring Tea'in .the Hall,  given by the Tladies of the W.  C.C.C. was well attended. The  raffle was won. by Mrs. F.  Blower:'The -Convenor, Mrs.  H.Macleoa. was7ably assisted  by .members of the Ladies Auxiliary.    , ���: '     '  BY   R.F.   KENNETT  March weather offered little  ���encouragement to garden enthusiasts on the peninsula.  Pleased however > were all  -good Irishmen, for it was  March 17th in all its warm  sunshine, the mercury reached  its highest point since last  October. .',..;  .. Snowfall, though confined to  the first half of the month,  was twice the normal figure,  and precipitation was nearly  two inches above:our normal  share, as outlined in the completed tables. Normal figures  for March appear in Brackets. ���  ���'������/: TABLE:   ���   ���;  Rainfall .  4.63 "in.    (3.91)  Snowfall 17,4 in.    (8,0)  Precipitation 6.37 : in., (4,71)  Days with rain. 13    (14)  Days with snow -...!��� (6)  Days with frost . ���..; 14 (19)  High temp. 54.9 Mar. 17 (54.1)  Low temp. 25.4 Mar..6 (20.8)  Mean  temp. ,38.7    (37.7)  ' Mean cloud cover 66 % . (62 % )  ' Humidity'. 7 ;a.m.' -86%..(85.%)  Humidity 1 p.m.    -89%   (88%)  Oddly enough, the. first day  of spring was the driest day  ' during the month with a /relative humidity of 67%. Easter Sunday started April off  with a sunny and warm day  which pleased the many holiday goers who had.braved the  cold winds and rain earlier in .  the week to venture to ther peninsula fory the Easter weekend'.  Spring is here, and so are  the backaches, and if that be  any qualification for a good  gardener, I should have ten.  rows of the finest spuds by the  time this reaches the press.   ���  ____>a__  NOW IS THE HOUR!  PHONE 32  See Us For  Garden Tools  -Peat Moss  ^ Fertilizers  and  Seeds:  Complete  Supplies  GIBSONS HARDWARE, LTD.  GIBSONS  vW1,-r^_____fr>-^'V.__aH_^'T*_l___S?<'"r <.>M_.r ?-*&��^i��"_:?______  Above is shown Maureen Hill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hill who won  a 17 inch General Electric TV, when she answered a question correctly in the  McGavins Bread, Donald Duck competition. Also in the picture is  Keith Wright, proprieter of the M & W grocery store in Gibsons. He sold the  Donald Duck bread to. the Hill family. He received an Everbright electrical frying pan for having a winner through one pf his sales.  tmm  ��u;fffl3��8S83iHt


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