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L. Flumerfelt, Correspondent
WARRANT Officer Tinman is
spending a few days here with
his ,.cousin, Miss Burrell. He
was stationed at Leemings,
Yorkshire, and this is his second
leave in six years. WO. Tin-
mans' home is in Santa Barbara,
* * *
Charlie Knowles, Gibsons
Landing, will come to. the
Creek any evening with fresh
salmon and cod. He has a
license to sell and,will come up
by boat and tie up at the wharf..
* .'. *â *
Mr. and Mrs. Orr are having
quite a time with their children.
Both their son John and daughter June are on the casualty list.
John fell and\;gave his knee a
nasty cut, and June fractured
her arm. Both children are
getting along fine now so let's
hope it is all over for a while.
A meeting of the Roberts
Creek Players Club was held at
the home of Mrs. Hughes on
July 5 with four new members
present. It was decided that
the club would go into rehearsal
for two one-act plays, with the
added attraction -of -a dance following, to take place on August
'. 24. With plays commencing, this
fall new members wishing to
join will please contact Mrs.
â¢* * *
Margaret Williams is spending a holiday with her family.
Mrs. Foley and Marilyn are
spehding a few days in Vancouver.
* * *
It has been decided to keep
up the old-time dances here if
possible. A set of drums, are
needed to _add ^-ti^||^shii^
â â ^*i__fe^2^p3_fl^tb^_^
, of fun." W^M^Wv^y-^&SS^
Kathleeh^Gray has returned
to Vancouver, where she has
taken a j ob in the Kerrisdale
* * *
Mr. L. Olson and son Ira have
left here to work at Toba Inlet.
, sje * *
Art Collins and Les Green
have filed, application for the
Royal Canadian Air Force, and
are now waiting final word.
â *Y,y*y\ *
Mrs. L. Olson is holidaying in
....''."â '"â â '. * *Y *
* Mrg;' __u Evans has returned;to .
her beach home for a holiday
with her daughters.
â â¢â ' ./.:â¢â â â * * *
Mr. aridâ Mrs. Gibbeson have
bought trie George Gray home
on the upper road.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Quast and family are vacationing here.
* * *
Mrs. L; Galbraith and daughters of New Westminster spent
a few days here and will return later for two weeks.
y * * . * .
Miss Isabel McDonald is
spending a few days with her
sister, Mrs. E. Carlsqri;
Serving a Progressive & Growing
Area on B. C.'s Southern Coast
Covers Sechelt, Gibson's Landing,
Port Mellon, Woodfibre, Squamish
Irvine's Landing, Half Moon Bay '
Hardy Island, Pender Harbour
Wilson Creek, Roberts Creek
Grantham's Landing. Egmpnt.
Hopkin's,' Landing, Brackendale
Jâ ;.: ; Cheekeye, etc.
PttBXsXS-C-JD BY TEDS COAST NEWS. _.I__IT_13>
Business Office: Half Moon Bay, B. C. Wational Advertising- Office: Powell River, B. C.
Vol 1âNo. 45
HALFMOON BAY, B. C. Friday, July 19, 1946 5e Per Copy. $2.50 Per Year, by Mail
R.CM.P. TRAINS WITH T.CA,
';:;:'With'-vthe.'>yreprganization.. of its
aviation section recently, the R.C.
M.P. posted Sergeant D. W. Dawson,
A.F.C., of iCalgary and Ottawa, to
Winnipeg to take Trans-Canada
Air Lines' pilots training, course.
Sergeant Dawson""toTned!"the R.C.
MP. in 1934 and transferred to its
aviation division in 1938. With the
outbreak of war he enlisted in the
R.CA.F. and served first as an
instructor and later on coastal
patrol out of Newfoundland. He
returned;to police service last fall.
He is seen with J. H. Tudhope,
general manager, operations, Trans-
Canada Air Lines, under whose
direction the training wing
operates. He qualifies shortly for
an air transport instrument rating.
form of a beach:pa^ty, where a
wiener roast waJ^enjoyed by
: 'â *.<#â ;Z â -/. *W'#Ji'
Roberts Creek lost a resident
in the death of Mr. F. Hare)'who
suffered a heart attackYwhile^at
his work. He leaves his wife
and son Brian, also his parents,
who are residents of the Creek.
Mr. Hare was 46 years of age.
â .â â " â -.* * *
The/new time table of the
Union Steamships seems to be a
little off ^schedule, the usual
Saturday boat which used to
arrive at four o'clock now
shows up close to six;
Gail MacKenzie celebrated
her seventh birthday in the
llgirl^Yh^' ' '"
Yweeks' holiday..: - '
* * *
Mrs. J. Edlund made, a trip
to Vancouver to spend a few
â *â *â *
David Doutilier, the Co-op
store manager, has left for Saskatoon to meet his wife who
arrived in Halifax aboard tEe
Queen Mary on July 4, with a
contingent of war brides and
children. Mrs. Boutilier has
her 18-month-old son with her.
* * . * â¢
Mrs. J. Lindwell made a return trip to Vancouver by ferry
Mr>.. .N. Cotton is acting as
manager at the Co-op store during Mr. Boutilier's absence.
* * slÂ»
Miss Betty Hughes is spending a few days with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Hughes.
' * * *
Mae West is certainly travelling a long way from home these
days, she was found enjoying a
dip in the ocean, here last week.
After it all boiled, down it turned out to be a life jacket used
by the R.CA.F. It was to be reported to the police in case
some airman had been forced
down on the water.
â â â¢â â , * * *
A scene reminiscent of the
gold rush; took place at the
they -r^ceivejdYas shipllientYpf^'-^
dozen pair of nylon hose. The^'
came in the back door and
passed; just as quickly out the
' t * * *
â¢MrYWeal had a slight accident
while doing repairs at the Kewpie jfamp, the hose which he
was using to paint with suddenly decided to break and he
sprayed himself instead of the
building with red paint.
: Mrs. K" Pf l^bh^ty^PWest
Vancouver, has.been spending a
few days with her aunt, Mrs.
A H. Huycke at Grantham's.
Mrs. Billingham made the entire trip from Auckland to Vancouver by air, with stops at
Honolulu and San Francisco.
She/will remain in Canada until Mr. Billingham returns from
war service with the merchant
SECHELTâTed Osborne of the
Osborne Logging Co. Ltd. at
Narrows Arm came very close
to having a fracture in his right
foot when he was struck by
some logging rigging Saturday
last. A visit to St. Mary's hospital at Garden Bay proved
that it was nothing but a bad
bruise. One pf his men, James
S. Henderson of Mission City is
â¢in the same hospital suffering
from a fractured bone in his left
yfoot and some fractured ribs.*
Henderson was injured Monday
8th when he was struck a glancing blow by the slack skyline
when the mainline broke. He is
making fairly good recovery.
PERMANENT co-ordination of provincial community centre work has been assured by the recent founding of
the B.C. Community Centre Organization.
The organization, officially announced Thursday, was
formed following the week-long conference of 70 community
leaders who met in late Jujne at the University of British
The new body under
President W. R. McDougall,
principal of North Vancouver High school, will "act as
a co-ordinating body to provide for exchange of information among members"
and "to facilitate the work
of local community centres.
â â¢' ';..*- -'.
THE; CtoADIAN Navy has
'â¢': â â â¢ iteu^^ij^ ,;
unusually dangerous JapaneÂ«e
. mines - are broking away from
their moorings m the Pacific
and drifting3 to the British Columbia coast.
Civilians are warned not to
go near She mines.
The navy said safety devices
on more than half the mines
found along the coasi we_* d*>
-fec-ive. '":z -
A FAREWELL party was given
in^ honorybf Mffiss Selmay Spder-
man Jiily 9, a^"t
;'d^hc^iyy;' '''â â 3M- i yy"t:--Y;:/ â ; .y -y J
' y nspn;YJune yHunt,y Pafricia| Mc-
Cormack, Tess Martin, Donne
Matheson, Lucy Martin and
Colleen Brooks, Mr. Marsh
Hurren, Don McRae, Bryan
Buckley, Jack Mahood, Albert
Lassman, Garnet Marks, Johnny
Drinka and Joe Skerret.
A suitcase was presented to
Miss Soderman as a farewell
gift and she showed immense
appreciation. We are all sorry
to see her leave and f e do
hope she has enjoyed being
here among all of us as much
as we have enjoyed being in
Miss Soderman will be joining her parents at Qualicum,
Mrs. S. Elliot
ON WEDNESDAY, July 10, the
ladies of Britannia townsite
gathered in the gymnasium to
honor Mrs. Sidney Elliott, formerly of London, England, the
first overseas bride to settle in
The guest of honor was presented with a fifty-two piece
dinner set, appropriately bearing as ay pattern, a replica of a
YQueen^jEhzabeth, Staring her
visit to Canada.
The gathering was sponsored
by the combined efforts of the
Ladies' Guild and Ladies' Auxiliary. Everyone entered the
spirit of the games and contests
that were held during the evening and all reported a very
Preliminary work- has been
done by an interim committee
under the presidency of Gordon
M. Wilson, director of Fairview-
Mount Pleasant Y.M.C.A. Director of the recent U.B.C. conference was Elizabeth V.
Thomas, special lecturer in
group work with the U.B.C.
social work department.
Officers of the new council
Honorary president, Dr. G. M.
Shrum, director of the U.B.C.
extension department; president, W. R. McDougal, principal
of North Vancouver High
school1; vice-president, Don Forward, manager of Prince Rupert
Gsvic - Centre; secretary-treasurer, C.^F. 'Leslie, executive
director of Alberni and district
Committee chairmen: program and leadership, Graham
Bruce, director of "Vancouver
*"â Night; schÂ©o_^^cilMes/'Charfbs
Spencer, Kamloops Sports Centre; administration and organization, Bob Torrence, director
of West Vancouver Youth Centre; advisory, Marjorie V. Smith,
U.B.C. extension department.
Members at large include
Jack Wilson, National Film
board; Mrs. E. B. Clegg, Sechelt
Community Centre; C. Stewart
Clark, Chilliwack Youth and
Community Centre; Mrs. D. J.
Brewer, Burnaby School board;
Dr. Henrietta Anderson, Victoria Recreation council; Miss E.
Forster, I. R. Hignett and Major
Douglas H. Harker.
THE RECENT introduction of
special hours for service in
the Sechelt Government Telegraph office is very much welcomed by the residents of the
Peninsula. A telephone operator
is on duty 10 a.m. to 12 noon
and from one p.m. to six p.m.
Sundays and holidays now. It
wasn't very long ago that it
took the combined efforts of
most telephone subscribers in
the area to get a telephone call
through when the office was
closed for holidays.Page Two
TI_E COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.
Friday, July 19, 1946
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By Charles Clay
Send your enlargements, photos, certificates to us for expert
framing at low cost. Prices before job is done, if you wish.
Cranberry Hardware, Powell
CONVERT your present wood
or coal stove to a mdoern oil-
burning range with the famous
"Queen" Oil Range Burner.
Order now for July and August
delivery from your local stockist
and distributor, Tommy Thomas
âMadeira Park,. Pender Harbour. Installations arranged
promptly. Personal attention to
all inquiries. "Quaker" Oil Circulating Heaters also arriving
WE BUY AND SELLâ
Rifles and shotguns bought
and sold also all kinds of used
goods, furniture, clothing, tools,
etc. Square Deal Store, West-
CONNOR NU-WAY HAND
WASHERS $36, IN STOCKâ
Pender Harbour Traders Ltd.
Madiera Park, Pender Harbour.
~ KEYS TO ORDERâ
All kinds of keys made* to
order. Send sample you wish
duplicated. Muir's Hardware,
at Powell River (Westview) B.C.
We are specialists in general
repairs, electric and acetylene
welding. Westview Machine
Shop, Westview, B.C.
5AWS GUMMED, lawn mowers
overhauled and sharpened,
icissors, shears and knives
ground. Apply W. W. Burroughs, Westview, B.C. . tf
*~ FOR SALE
TWO - YEAR - OLD 30' x 7' 10"
troller, guaranteed perfect
condition, 7-9 h.p. Easthope engine, gurdies and full equipment. E. F. Lewis, Halfmoon
17y2 FT. SPEED boat hull new
last year $400.00 or will trade
for 3-room house on skids or
float of same value. Write or
call F. W. Kolterman, Halfmoon
WE HAVE waterfront property
from Gibsons Landing to
Pender Harbour. E. W. Parr
Pearson, representing Consolidated Brokers, 942 West Pender
St., Vancouver. tfn
TWO HOUSES on adjoining
waterfront lots at Selma Park
with pleasant sea view. One
house is comparatively new
and well constructed, has 6
rooms, glassed in sun porch, circulating fireplace and bath
room with full plumbing. The
second house is situated close
to the beach, has 4 rooms lined
with 3 ply, running water and
a toilet. Both houses for $6,800
or will sell separately.
* * *
Five room house about five
years old in good repair, 120
acres, 2 cleared, the remainder
in second and old growth tim-
SINCE budget debates usually
take not less than five weeks,
and since there are a number of
unfinished items of business on
the parliamentary agenda* experienced members of parliament doubt whether the present
session will continue to the end
of its business, and expect early
August adjournment for two
The federal government is
turning down the British Labor
government plan to train in
.Canada the bulk of the United
Kingdom peace time army and
Heavy pressure is being
brought to bear on the federal
government by the . Canadian
Retail federation to admit into
Canada, free of duty, any class
or kind of merchandise not now
being manufactured in Canada,
but the government, needing
continued high revenue, is reluctant to forego this source of
The two-point rise in the cost
of living index during the month
of May, and a similar rise forecast for the month of June, convince the opposition as well as
the government that determined
effort must be made to hold
The government is embar-
of the Spanish dictatorship.
The' Saskatchewan' CCF government's active y/arfare against
widespread farm weeds â particularly mustard and stinkweed
ânow includes airplane spraying with 2-4-D. This is the first
time in Canada an airplane has
been used for such low-flying
spraying, and is feasible only
on level ground.
To expand fishing projects,
Saskatchewan government has
set up a royal commission to
study production, processing,
marketing of prairie lake fish.
With a fleet of 21 buses covering x 3,300 miles of highway,
the Saskatchewan government
now plans adding 27 more buses
to its operations and increasing
correspondingly the highway
Control of consumer credit by
Saskatchewan provincial authorities is in the cards, and the expectation is that a minister of
the crown with a special department will be organized to
do the regulating.
The Saskatchewan government is going*to set up a factfinding committee to inquire into "parity" prices for farmers
and "parity" wages for workers.
ber. Running water is piped rassed by the growing number TRENDS "DOWN UNDER'
from a good stream running
through property. On the main
highway about \xk miles from
stores, post office and wharf at
Halfmoon Bay. Price $3,000.00.
Terms: Half down, balance
$35.00 per month.
Property on main highway (
one mile west of East Roberts;
Creek, school. Well constructed
2-year-old 3-room house, full
plumbing, cement foundation.
Stable 18' x 18', Garage (1) 26'
x 22' with cement foundation
and floor, garage (2) 16' 20'
cement floor, 261/_ acres, 3A
acre cleared. Nice stream, running through property. Price
942 West Pender Street,
Vancouver, B. C.
E. W. PARR PEARSON,
Halfmoon Bay, B. C.
FOR SIX months or longer,
from October 1st, 4-roomed
cottage. Box S, Coast-News. 47
KROEHLER Bed Chesterfield
(loose cushions). In perfect heating apparatus, Swedish pa-
of veterans who are to join
wartime sweethearts, but moral
pressure brought on the Cana- ,
dian passport office to refuse
passports to such philanderers
has so far been unsuccessful and
there are no legal ways of preventing the issue of passports
to citizens. Pressure by the Canadian Legion arid welfare organizations on the British government to debar entry is next
Behind the government's plans
to get more workers back to the
farms, including the recent removal from unemployment insurance benefits of young men
now unemployed by having
farm experience and refusing to
return to the farms, are the following statistics: 30 percent of
Canada's total working force is
engaged in primary agriculture,
16 percent of her working force
is engaged, in food processing
and distribution, 32 percent of
her manufacturing plants are
food plants, 12 percent of every
dollar invested in Canadian
manufacturing is in food pro-5
By experimenting with oil-
Canadian economists are wondering whether Australians^ are
more shrewd or more rash than
Canadians, since Australia with
much less war surplus than Canada has nevertheless sold surplus to the amount of $144,000,-
000, while Canadian War Assets
corporation sales of surplus total*
The Department of Aircraft
Production in Australia has
blue-prints for a new six-roomed sheet-steel house, capable of
being designed in several ways,
and a 5000-a-year production
rate has been planned.
Leading the world in antituberculosis measures, the Australian federal government has
set up an annual grant of $900,-
000 a year to pay special allowances to tuberculosis sufferers
to encourage them to stop work
and receive special treatment
condition. Cover Blue Mohair
$45.00. George Graham, Upholsterer, Hopkins Landing 1
.,.! 'â â%,.* 'Z , " -,
Powell Stores Ltd.
Powell River, B. C.
The north coast's Most Modern Department Store
per and board mills, which last
year operated at 75 percent capacity, expect this year to operate at 100 . percent capacity.
Sweden is the first nation to
^provide unlimited hospitalization to every citizen in need of
it, the new law, having all-inclusive compulsory health insurance clauses, going into effect
on July 1, 1950. Cheapest rate
will be about $8 a year.
Gift from Canada through the .
federal department of fisheries
a million speckled -trout eggs
were shipped recently to France
to assist restoration.
. With high aluminum production faciHties bu^^ poor mar-
- ket, Norwegian "authorities are
experunehting to find new uses
for alumihuin, latest being aluminum shingles which appear to
have economic advantages as
well as contributing to' improved house engineering.
Discovery of Franco espionage activities in France, revealed by arrests of agents, is expected to hasten the downfall
IT MUST be the climate. Anyway, San Francisco is beginning to plan for another World's
Fair, to go three years (1948-50).
Theme: To commemorate the
discovery of gold ahd California's admission to the union in
California's last World's Fair
held on Treasure Island in San
Francisco Bay in 1939, went $9
million in the red, including six-
and a half million dollars, subscribed to finance it. Creditors
got an 82 per cent payoff.
WEST HOWE SOUND
Hopkins to Pender Harbour
FIREPLACE and CHIMNEY
BUILDING SWEEPING and
Address letters to
Gibsons Landing Post Office
Lloyd Roller Clif Ladd
Bus stop at Sports
Standard Oil Products
510 West Hastings Street
at Gibson's Landing
Friday and Saturday
Eyes Examined and Glasses
YOU WRECK 'EM
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Ifenders, Radiators and Top
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"Prompt Attention To Mail Orders!"
ir RESTORE FURNITURE: Beds, Springs, Mattresses
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Ji â¢Friday, July 19, 1946
THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.
"Worshippers who are kind
enough to contribute buttons to
the collection plate are requested to bring their own and not
pull them off the hassocks.".
This plea is made by the Rev.
G. R. Balleine, vicar of St.
James's church, Bermondsey. in
the current parish magazine.
There are some people who
expect religion to pay them
something in the next world
at the Wharf
WHEN AT. THE DOCK
REPLENISH YOUR STOCK
Barges leave our Vancouver
Dock every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY at
6 p.m. sailing direct to GIBSONS LANDING. Your
freight will be waiting for
you at 8 a.m. next ^morning.
FRIDAY barge will also call
at Blubber Bay, Van Anda,
Lang Bay, Stillwater, Pender
Harbour, Half Moon Bay and
"CODE names were both colorful and significant," says the
. Christian Science Monitor in an
article dealing with titles given
to various military and naval
operations during the recently
Many of the titles originated
with' Winston Churchill* who
shifted "Crossbow" to "Body-
. line" when Nazi rockets became
a major peril.
"You can practically hear the
chuckles," says the Monitor,
"that .must have run through
American headquarters in Europe when they gave the name
to OPERATION GRAB BAG.
"And any remaining notion
that the British have, no sense
of humor must have disappeared along with OPERATION
NIP-OFF and OPERATION
During the war, some of the
code names for military undertakings were grimly humorous.
OPERATION ELEPHANT was
code for the job of looking after
Prime Minister Churchill. One
of its features was a mobile antiaircraft battery that followed
A REAL GRABBAG
There is little now to restrain
the name-makers. GRAB-BAG
suddenly appeared in the news a
few days ago. This was the seizing of smugglers' boats on the
Danube River by soldier "constabulary" and special agents of
the United States Army.
PUFF was the recent evacuation of 750 Eurasian women and
children from the interior of
Java to Batavia., It was done by
Britishr troops. .â -NIP-OFF was
the British repatriation of Japanese from .Southeast Asia.
STORK, also a British operation, involved the evacuation of
children from Holland and Belgium after the war.
General Eisenhower's latest
report, on the European war has
focused interest on operations
heretofore not known generally
by their technical names:
The operations to seize the
bridges over the Rhine River
were MARKET (airborne) and
OPERATION VARSITY was
the airborne assault across the
UNDERTONE, was the major
offensive south of the Moselle
GOLDFLAKE was the process
of moving units of troops from
Italy to the Western Front.
In CLARION, 9,000 aircraft
took part in a general bombardment against German-occupied
The amazing operation that
took the men off the beach at
Dunkirk in 1940 was called
These code names have many
a hidden clue. COBRA was the
plan of attack at St. Lo, France,
where seven weeks after D-Day,
the American First Army began
the breakout from the Nor- â¢
mandy beachhead. .
CHURCHILL PICKED THEM
Mr. Churchill was the originator of many a 'code name. When
he chose one, it always expressed how he thought about the
siibjectY For example when he
wanted to name the German
rbckets, he called them CROSSING W, suggesting a cluihsy
weapon. Later when the rockets
became a'menace, he changed to
BODYLINE, which students of
cricket will recognize as unfair
tactics. ! . â
The majority of the original
operational code hanies concern
the European theatre of war.
This was probably due to the
numerous invasions aand phases
of attack there.
The first big operation was
TORCH, the invasion of North
Africa. There followed HUSKY,
the invasion of Sicily, and soon
after that, AVALANCHE, the
invasion of Italy. GRAPESHOT,
the Arno River (Italy) push, occurred some time later.
Then came the Second Front.
The actual invasion of France
was called OVERLORD; its first
phase was BOLERO, the stockpiling of material and the training of men, and the assault
phase was NEPTUNE. SLEDGEHAMMER and ROUNDUP, preliminary plans of invasion of
France, were canceled.
BY ANY OTHER NAME
The assault' crossing of the
Rhine in late March, 1946, was
known to Headquarters as
PLUNDER. The Canadian crossing in the north was VERITABLE, and the American drive
to invest the Ruhr was GRENADE. The invasion of southern
France was called ANVIL.
The following are the secret
meetings of the top men and
their JCOS (Joint Chiefs of
Staff), which were all labeled
with a code name:
TRIDENT â Roosevelt, Churchill, JCOS-Washington, May,
QUADRANTâRoosevelt, Churchill, JCOS-Quebec, August,
SEXTANTâRposevelt, Churchill, JCOS-Cairo, November,
ARGONAUT â Roosevelt,
Churchill, Stalin, JCOS-Yalta.
OCTAGONâRoosevelt, Churchill, JCOS-Quebec.
Operation PLUTO was one for
puzzle fans. Between England
and the coast of France, there
was laid a Pipe Line Under The
Although the Pacific area did
not have as many operational
code names, there were some
that were very clever.
The occupation of Japan is
known as BLACKLIST, the
sinking of 24 Japanese submarines was called ROADS
END, and the proposed invasion
of Japan, OLYMPIC and CORONET.
When Admiral Mountbatten
and General Stilwell went on a
mission to invest Burma it was
called CAPITAL. The invasion
of Burma was called DRAC-
ULA, and the feeding of starving hillfolk there was HUNGER.
Among the Pacific amphibious operations were GALVANIC
(Gilbert Islands), FLINTLOCK
(Marshall Islands), and FORAGER (Mariana Islands).
Two groups of specially trained American troops in China
were named GALAHAD and
AND SO IN PEACE
Operations, however, are not
restricted to wartime, as we
have had quite a few since then.
They are: - - â .
MUSKOX and DIANAâ-Testing equipment'in Northern Canada/ - ;:fv- â z â 'â ' â ' ";'; 'â :",l'Y
ICEBERG '-Â£ Testing underwater - craft in the North Sea;"
NURSERYâRoundup of over
1,000 - underground leaders in
Germany and Austria.'
ECLIPSE â Disposal of thousands of German Army dumps.
British and American drives
into .German cities and towns to
check homes; aricl people for hidden arms, forged papers, and the
LIFEBUOY â An effort to
wipe out the last vestiges of Nazi
influence in all branches of public and professional life in Germany.
Every Army command post,
from Allied headquarters down
to the smallest service company
orderly room, went by a code
nameâoften one based on the
commanding officer's home
town or the name of his wife or
perhaps a horse or puppy. Telephone exchanges were also in
code to minimize the information
to be gained by enemy spies
from tapping Signal Corps
Most famous of all, perhaps, is
name given to the Atom Bomb
tests at Bikini Atoll.
Jim Rennie, Correspondent
MISS MARGARET Fraser who
is personal shopper at Woodward's Ltd. was the guest over
the weekend with the Misses
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Nansen and family of Vancouver are spending
the month of July at Grantham's.
>;t * #
Miss Louise Fletcher has left
for Camp Antaban where she
will spend the next two weeks.
* * *
Pat and Sylvia Bowen will,
be the guests of Mrs. Ellis at
Ellisholme for one week.
* * ' â¢ *
Mr. and Mrs. Alf Estabrook
with Joy and Jamie were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Tringle
for a few days at Beach cottage.
Miss Mary Donald was a week
end visitor at Granthams.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Moore
have added two saddle ponies
to their estate. It's something
new for us to see riders in costume and hear the clop clop of
galloping horses on the road.
* * â ' *
Cadet Vic Stevenson of the
Seaforth Highlanders has arrived back from camp and reports having had a wonderful
* * *
Mrs. R. C. Macquarrie is visiting with her daughter, Mrs.
Chambers Jr. at Grantham.
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Mrs. Thomson was a weekend visitor at Vancouver where
she went to meet her husband
Pilot Officer Thomson who has
been on the Atlantic ferry service and is at present awaiting
discharge before entering the
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THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B.C.
Friday, July 19, 1946
OTTAWA'S determination to fight inflation in Canada with the same old
weapons of price control and subsidy is
seen to be re-affirmed by the dollar parity
move, The Financial Post observes editorially. The weapons have been changed
a little, btfjt are still basically the same.
"It is to be hoped that horrible examples of U. S. price increases in the
early days after demise of OPA don't
scare Canadian officialdom into reversing
or slowing down its domestic decontrol
policy," says The Post. "If labor leaders
will let their followers stay on the job and
produce goods, it is to be expected that
the general U. S. price, level will soon lose
much of its violent upward thrust. It is,
of course, commonly expected that U. S.
prices generally will level off substantially higher than the present. It has long
since been recognized in Canada that,
human nature being what it is, our mighty
price control machinery could not completely stop price increases,' only keep
the brakes on, slow down the rise, give us
"Production, torrents of goods, dynamic
new enterprise, the maximized flow of
tradeâthose are the only ways to price
stabilization and the avoidance of inflation
disasters. Canada must continue to progress with the de-control job.'*
The Restless Wren , Relaxed Controls
WHERE does a wren get all its energy? The
house wrens, for instance, build substantial
nests and raise two broods a year, seldom less
than four to a brood, sometimes twice that
number. They give the chicks good care, feed
them generously, watch them with vigilance
until htey can fend for themselves. That should
be enough for any pair of birds. But so energetic is the cock wren that he spends much of
the season building extra nests or hoarding nest
material that will never be used.
This dynamic mite seems to be fascinated by
any possible hiding place for his nest material.
He simply can't pass up a clothespin bag,r for
instance. But his judgment is erratic. HeThas
been known to spend a whole day trying to fill
a pair of bathing trunks with twigs. And he
will seek out any pair of overalls or work trousers hung to dry and stuff each pocket with
twigs. Housewives have found their best enk
broidered pillowcases stuffed with such wren
hoardings on many a Monday evening When
they went to bring in the washing.
Out of curiosity, one countryman hung a capacious old couch cushion cover on the line
where a particularly energetic cock wren would
surely find it. He left it there six weeks, and
day after day that wren strove to fill this remarkably convenient hiding* place. Not ever^y|Ys
hour of every day, to be sure, for he took time
out to patrol the nest where his mate was brooding, to gather his share of food for the eventual
chicks, or merely to sing his own sweet song.
But at the end of six weeks he had stowed away
three-quarters of a bushel of twigs in that one
The old adage about the busy bee and the
energetic ant might well be supplemented by
one about the restless wren, one of the most
persistent workers that ever spread a wing.
"A MAN OF PECULIAR VIEWS"
GEORGE Blair Gordon is president of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association. He is also
president of the Dominion Textile Company.
He is also a man of old-fashionedâone might
almost say, reactionaryâeconomic ideas.
Mr. Gordon's peculiar views were clearly
brought out at the C.M.A. convention in Toronto last month. He told members that Canada would have to produce more than ever before in order to maintain financial stability,
provide adequate employment, and keep her
place among the trading nations of the world.
It is evident that Mr. Gordon has lost touch
with current thought on the subject of economics. Accordingly, we are pleased to provide
him with a skeleton outline of present-day economic theory, as follows:
(1) The best way to maintain employment
is to go on strike; (2) the less you produce,
the more there is for everybody; (3) if
people work half as long, they double their .
output, and should therefore be paid three
times as much; (4) wages have absolutely
nothing to do with prices; (5) there is no
such animal as a consumerâand if there is,
he is probably a Fascist; (6) if all the'factories were run by the state, their production would be so vast that none of us would
need to work or pay taxes.
This is only a dough outline, of course: if
Mr. Gordon wants something more extensive,
he can write us a letter and say so. Better still,
he can go to practically any mass meeting and
bend an ear. He will hear all this and more.
Much, much more."
âTHE CALGARY HERALD
WAGE CONTROL in the Dominion is to be
relaxed. War labor boards will be given
power to grant increases where these seem
"just and reasonable", in the cases of employees
earning more than $250 per month. This blanket easement is of course aimed to induce stability in* industrial affairs, to speed up the
handling of appeals for wage adjustments, and
to avoid interruptions of production.
That something was needed to bring about
these happy results has been obvious, for
wage disputes have beenv^&ppling the industrial machinery at a time when this should be
operating at a maximum. The power thus given
to these boards will have to be exercised with
discretion if these desirable results are to be
achieved without stimulating inflation. Marking up the scale of wages can be dangerous
unless there is a corresponding increase in the
output of things to buy.,
Â» y, . .
YOU WOULD think that everyone on this continent at laest would know that the only
person" making, or allowed to, make, atomic
bombs is; Uncle; Sam; AncL the widest publicity;:
ernment, with Great Britain and Canada concurring, to allow no private firm or individual
to go into the businessâever.
But that has not kept a bunch of Montreal
crooks from selling an atomic gold brick to
suckers. They are said to have separated half
a million dollars from an undetermined number
of greedy fools, who expected to make a fortune out of an "atomic bomb."
Let Us Think: Alike
\ By MRS. OLIVEH DUBOIS
As I sit alone and pondej-, ^ Y :
My thoughts are far away; . â â ' j
I like to think of things'gone by
And not of things today.
For today the world is in such a state,
So full of selfishness, greed and hate;
I wish I was a girl again,
And with my little playmates playing.
When one is young you feel so free,
And that's the way the world should be;
It would be such a happy place
To see a smile on every face.
When we learn, one and all, to give,
Then we will learn, one and all, to live;
So let us learn this lesson
And God will give his blessin'.
AND THERE shall be signs in the sun, and in
the moon, arid in the stars; arid upon the earth
distress of nations, with perplexity! the sea and
K| waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for
fear, and for lpoking after those things which
are coming on the earth: for the powers of
Heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they
see the Son of man coming in a cloud with
power and great Glbry.
So likewise ye, when ye see these things
come to pass, knowye that the Kingdom of
God is nigh at hand.
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My
words shall not pass away.
âSt. Luke, 21:25-27,31,33.
By Violet Seaman
A NEAT little fishing craft,
scarcely more than row-boat
with sail,, sidled up to Texada
Island along its northwest
shore. Harry Trim stepped
onto the beach, pulled his small
boat up and fastened it. He
walked over the clean little
pebbles, crossed the driftwood,
then went up the hillside among
the firs and cedars where salal
What made Harry Trim, fisherman, head for Texada Island
that bright day in 1871? What
made him choose that particular
spot of land? Perhaps a sudden
wind sent him ashore.. yMaybe
he wanted a break from the
day's fishing in his cramped
quarters. Or perhaps it was just
that he was destined to open, all
unconsciously, the second chapter in Texada's history.
What a contrast existed between Harry Trim, fisherman in
1871, arid Pilot Jose Maria Nar-
vaez, explorer in 1791. Both
sailed the same waters, bpth
looked with interest on Texada
Island. But Naryaez and his
ragged sailors, in their battered
schooner, flying the flag of
Spain, were a far cry from Harry
3 Trim, solitary fisherman in a
neatly rigged craft. Texada
Island linked them.
Yet Trim was a discoverer too.
As he wandered up the steep
hillside that day, his attention
was caught by unusual rock formations and colors. Pieces of
reddish rock were here and
there. A whole bluff was daubed
with the rusty tones.
found metallic indications inside. He kicked away the mossy
grass from the ground and found
more evidence of iron.
Excitement speeded the action
of Trim. He hurriedly examined the rock and ground to the
east and the south . It looked
as though a whole iriountain of
iron protruded from the earth.
He gathered samples of his
find and carried numerous specimens away from Texada with
Trim took his ore samples to
his friend, S. P. Moody, part
owner of the Moodyville sawmill on. Burrard Inlet. Mr.
Moody's /interest '.was aroused.
However it was nearly two
years later when in June, 1873,
Trim and others actually proceeded to secure the property.
Almost at once the "Texada
Scandal" burst into the public
Professor Niels Bohr says the
nucleus of an atom is so dense
that a fist full of such matter
would weigh a billion tons.
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COLI_\T GRAY has returned to
his parents' summer home after having his tonsils and adenoids removed in Vancouver
General hospital. Colin, the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Gray, is
the little boy with the enlarged
* * *
Miss June James spent her
week's vacation here with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. H.
. * Y* *
Mr. Adair Moore is here from
the interior to spend two
months with his grandmother,
Mrs. W. Mo'ore at Miller's
* * *
â â¢ Mr. and Mrs...E.-Ambrose, of
Pincher Creek, Alta., spent a
few days last week with Mrs.
*' * *
Mrs. Buster Davies and her
three children Sally, Teddy and
Rene have arrived here to spend
* * *
Among the numerous picnics
to Bowen Island during the last
two weeks were Henry Birks
Ltd., Army and Navy Store,
B.C. Gas Co., Painters and Decorators and Marshall; WeUs.
The Longshoremen's picnic was
held here for the first time in
several years. Their annual
outings were cancelled during
â ''..â â¢ â .-â 'â :'
The highlight of the Pro-rec
picnic on Sunday July 7, was
the election of a queen for 1946/
Miss; Betty Sftevierison was
chosen over 19 other contestants.
To Mr. and 'Mrs. Bill Jewitt
on Wednesday, July 10, a
daughter, sister for Ann Marie. ,
This is the fifth grand-daughter j
of Mr. and Mrs. Jarhes Collins.
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of Carl Hodson's orchestra.
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THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. â¬..
By Larry Stewart
I AS WE START to pen this colli uirin the strike of the hard-
Si/rock miners is entering its 12th
% day, with very little progress
| towards a settlemerit being
| made. Chief Justice Sloan has
| at last received his delayed or-
^fders from Ottawa, and will act
I as mediator in the dispute.
| The people of this commun-
fiKity are taking the enforced
|stoppage of work quite calmly
I and although everyone is af-
(|fected in some measure by the
([strike, I wouldn't be altogether
pruthful if I said it Was the main
tftopic of conversation.
|| Although only. two meals a
rÂ«iay'- (breakfast and supper) are
,;J?emg served at the hotel, as yet
f./iobody seems to be getting thin.
The Ladies' Auxihary are operating a canteen, between 10
a.m. and 3 p.m. daily, serving
doughnuts, hot dogs, soup,
coffee and tea. The prices are
nominal and the canteen is being well patronized.
* * *
The softball has rather taken
a back seat this last week, due
to the weather but Saturday,
July 13, saw the "Old Timers"
taking a laughing, rollicking defeat from the combined onslaught of theA ladies. Hold my
side please, until I laugh again.
* * *
A dance was sponsored, Saturday, July 13, by the local
miners' .union. Truth ahd consequences were played at intervals throughout the evening. A
couple being picked by the
"Spot System" during a dance
and given a question to answer.
If the question was not answered correctly the couple had to
pay by doing a "stunt" as directed by the M.C. If the question
was answered correctly the
M.C. became himself the victim
for this stunt.
The attendance, which was
fair, seemed to enjoy these
breaks Of the evening. Music
was supplied by The Rythem
Revelers who did their usual
* * *
Mr. Lawrence Chisholm of the
R.C.A.F., after a trip to the British Isles, is home visiting his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
* * *
The big event of Sunday,
July 14, the "Fishing Derby" of
the Townsite Creek, was won
by Joe Barabach and Raymon
Bennett second, who up until
the deadline at 3:30 p.m. had
produced the biggest trout for
the judges' inspection. Just to
show what really could be done,
Bill Clifton arrived five minutes
after the deadline with a trout
fully an inch longer than the
SUFFERING burns on his f left
forearm when a blowtorch
exploded in his hand, John
Cameron, Rodonda Bay Cannery employee, was brought to
Powell River General hospital
yesterday. The injured man
was brought to Lund by boat
and to Powell River by taxi.
Mr. Cameron is expected to
remain in the hospital for a few
One great resemblance between those who are wealthy
and those who are not is that
both, as a rule, have some poor
relations.-r-Lady Nancy Astor.
WON'T IT MAKE THE COWS
FEEL RATHER SHEEPISH?
Joe swears that Bill picked
that one out of the sound and
that was the reason he couldn't
get back before the deadline.
^wduaid on the Wate^
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By EILEEN McLEOD
ONE OF the happiest persons I
know is a little blind girl. She
is 12 years of age and was blinded in an accident three years
ago. You would expect such a
tragedy to spoil the child's life,
but it hasn't.
"The other kids are so good
to me!" she exclaims. "They
play singing games and sitting-
down games, so I can play too."
This is true. Whenever Helen
comes out of her house the children flock around her1 to talk
and sing. They all love her. She
is so bright and cheerful and
tells them such wonderful stories.
"It's lucky I wasn't born
blind," she says. "I can remember colors and scenes. When:
the kids play with a red ball,
I know what it looks like."
"Don't you miss reading?" I
asked the child.
"Oh, but I can read â by
braille." She smiled. "I'm learning my lessons, too."
One of Helen's best friends is
an old man, badly crippled. Arm
in arm, they go for short walks
around the neighborhood. He
guides her footsteps and she
helps him along.
Dam Project for
THE B.C. Power Commission
next winter will call tenders
for construction of a dam at
Ladore Falls to raise the level of
Lower Campbell Lake by 58
feet, S. R. Weston, chairman of
the commission, indicated Monday.
Clearing of the land which
will be flooded by raising the
lake level, and construction of
the dam will cost an estimated
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Friday, July 19, 1946
"When the first child born to
a couple is a girl," writes a
biologist, "it is often followed
by boy." Especially when grown
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THE PROSPECT of establishing a faculty of medicine at
the University of British Columbia to'take care of the .125
prospective students who are
waiting and hoping for such an
establishment, took on a rosier
view during the week following
a conference between Premier
John .Hart and Dr. Norman
MacKenzie, president of the university.
Following the submission of
a report by Dr. C. E. Dolman
after his visit to eastern Canada, it was estimated that there
was little likelihood of the faculty of medicine being established for at least a year, but
following the conference between Dr. MacKenzie and the
premier, it is likely that a fresh
approach to the problem will
be made with a view to utilizing existing hospital facilities
in Vancouver, rather than waiting for the time when a university hospital could be constructed. The premier is hopeful that as a result of a reconsideration arid resuryey of the
situation by Dr. MacKenzie
that he may be able? to surmount the 'difficulties in connection with assembling a staff
so that the faculty may be established and ready for students in the fall season.
The B. C. power commission
has completed the erection of
poles for the connecting line between Peachland and Westbank
and the stringing of the wire
conductor is well advanced, it
was announced by Premier
John Hart. It is expected* to
have the small hydro-electric
plant at Peachland and the
large diesel plant at^Westbank
working in parallel about the
1st of August.
The foundation has been
completed for the new Diesel
power plant at Smithers and
work has started on the foundations for the new power house
INSPECTORS TO MEET
School inspectors from various parts of the province and
officials of the department of
education will meet from July
16 to 20 in Victoria, under the
chairrnanship of H. L. Campbell, chief inspector of schools,
it was announcde by the department.
The chief matter under discussion in all probability will
be the difficulty of school administration which has developed since the redistribution of
school districts was carried out
in April under the terms of the
J. R. Pollock of Victoria has
been appointed as director of .
visual education, a new branch
in the provincial department of
education, it was announced by
the office of the minister of
education,, the Honorable Dr. G.
Mr. Pollock will commence
his duties on August 1, when he
will undertake a survey before
suggesting a comprehensive visual education plan to the department.
Regulations, governing gross â¢
weights and dimensions of vehicles used oh the public highways, are to'be enforped again
following the relaxing of regulations during the war, it was
announced by the Honorable E.
C. Carsbh, â minister of public
worksL ' v'y"^y ^'y
A meeting has been called for
July 18 in Victoria. at which .
opportunity will be given the
municipal authorities and operators of motor trucks and busses
to discuss the situation with
With more than 600 tourist
camps now in operation, a total
of 75 new tourist camps are
now under construction, it was
announced by the Honourable
Leslie Eyres, minister of trade
The B.C. Travel Bureau,
however, issued a warning that
at the beginning of* next season,
this province will have to step
up promotion in order to secure
tourists. High standards of accommodation will have to be
maintained in order to keep
tourists in the province.
Resumption of the inquiry
into provincial-municipal relations by H. Carl Goldenberg,
will start shortly, Premier Hart
Mr. Goldenberg will return to
Victoria on August from,Montreal, in.! order to complete his
work in drafting a report to the
provincial government. The
final hearings in all probability will be held on August 12
at which time the provincial
government will present its
Premier John Hart and Mr.
Neil Perry, economic advisor
to the government, are now
making a very close study of
the budget address delivered
by the Honourable J. L. Ilsley,
to determine the effect of Mr.
Ilsley's proposals on provincial
economy. Mr. Hart is desirous
of securing all available data
on the proposals before he proceeds east to discuss these matters with the federal minister
FEAR THAT a sudden upswing
of summer unemployment
may cost some veterans the
chance to continue their education this fall was expressed
Tuesday by Dr. W. G. Black,
acting head of the University of
British Columbia employment
Although all students who
had applied were previously reported employed, "the situation
has changed considerable during
the past month and now we
have 400 who wouldfc be glad to
take jobs of any kind until the
end of September," Dr. Black
.Besides this, Dr. Black for-
sees an additional number of unemployed students around the
middle of August when some
seasonal employment ceases, and
the summer session concludes.
These students will only be able
to work for one month.
Emphasizing that the stud-,
ents, 90 per cent of them ex-servicemen, "are not fussy" about
afford to leave town because of
having to pay double living
what kind of work they get, Dr.
Black ^pointed to the fact that
married veterans could not
costs as the only restriction on
employment student veterans
THE ATTITUDE of parents toward each other has a tremendous influence upon the behaviour and attitude of their
children. As one writer has said
"Parents must present a united
front to their children." A father
may have a strong desire to interfere when he sees the mother
"give in" to six-year-old Fred's
coaxingâbut instead of relieving himself by ah impatient remark or by "taking .it out on
the boy" by some unnecessary
reproof, he realizes that if any
constructive end is to be gained,
the. best thing to do is to talk
the situation over with mother
later. In their relationships with
their children the well-adjusted
parents will always try to view
their children's behavior objectively, that is as it would be
seen by an outsider. Their relations with the children will show
an intelligent' and sympathetic
understanding which will sbe reflected in their children's con-,
fidence in them. Neither a great
amount of the theory of child
management nor a great deal of
time spent in the study of methods of child training will be of
much avail if the parents themselves are worried, irritable, inconsistent, or "lose their tempers" in the presence. of their
children. Send your problems to
this column and I will do my
best to help you.
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MR. AND Mrs. Russell of Vancouver are spending their
holiday with Mr. J. Brynel-
son. They are also spending their
vacation holiday at their summer .cottage here.
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Miss Ida Jorgenson has returned home after a few days
in Vancouver on business.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Hastie of
West Vancouver stppped in for
a few days visit with Willisons
and Brynelsons on their way to
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Dickey, have left for Saskatchewan to visit relatives there.
They have been guests at the
home of Ivor B. Jorgenson for
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THE COAST NEWS, Halfmoon Bay, B. C.
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By MAISIE DEVITT
HASTINGS Street was crowded in spite of the drizzling unseasonable weather. Old Andrew elbowed his way along,
shivering in his thin overcoat, once good, but like himself, shabby
and frayed now. Pain shot through his bones. He had hoped to
be free of this nagging rheumatism when summer came, but it was
still with himj aggravated by the constant dampness. He eyed a
cheap show longinglyâit would be warm insideâbut the coins
in his pocket were so few that he dared not risk the small extravagance. Three days to go before his pension check was due. He
didn't eat much at any time, restaurant food being'poor stuff to a
man who had known Janet's good cooking. But he hated the
inevitable crackers and milk to which he was reduced the end
of every month, when even his natural thrift left him with only
a few dimes.
There hadn't been much left when Janet died. Her last illness
had swallowed up their small savings. Not much sense to living
alone in the cottage, so he had sold it for a pittance. Existing in
the chill impersonality of a rented room he had missed all his
comforts bitterly. He went back once for a nostalgic glimpse of
the little house where they had been so happy. It had degenerated
into a shack, with sagging walls, and shingles missing from the
roof. The fruit trees were neglected and disease-ridden. A few
of Janet's treasured perennials struggled feebly through the weeds
and knee-high grass. He never went there again.
He paused at the corner shop for the pint of milk that must be
his supper. Another precious nickel went for a paper package of
aspirin to ease the nagging ache in his bones.
The basement room was dank and cold. Not so bad during
the winter months when the furnace was going, but dingy and
cheerless now. The landlady was a vinegar-faced slattern, and
the linen was none too clean, but he dare not complain. Where
else could he find shelter for $3.00 a week, leaving him $18.00 of
his pension for this businessâthis dragging futile businessâof
He got a glass of water from the basement tap and swallowed
the aspirins. He munched a couple of crackers and put the box
back carefully on the dusty shelf. Three more days to go.
The ache in his bones lessened somewhat, but a dark depression settled on him. He sat down on his cot, clutching a blanket
about his thin shoulders. Through his small window he could see
the rain still pelting down, and the feet of people hurrying to their
Why should a man outlive his usefulness, he wondered. Eighty
years was too long to liveâaloneâforgottenâhalf-starved. And
three days to goâthree days to goâ
It was a very small item in the morning .paper. Didn't even
make the front page. Most people passed it over with a shrug.
After all it wasn't news. Happens every day:
"An aged'man, 81, found with wrists slashed. Diet in hospital."
Old Andrew hadn't waited those three days.
A scientist in Italy, it is reported, has devised a process
for.'making wool out of milk.
A new dictate of fashion says
that "the forehead will be worn
high.". We will continue to wear
ours where the hair ends in
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MRS. W. D. GILBERT
MR. AND Mrs. Basil Nicholson
with Norah and Dennis, have
left Selma Park to reside in
* * *
Mrs. Mary McConnell became
the bride of Mr. Andrew Byers.
The marriage took place in Vancouver but the bride and groom
have returned to reside in Selma
* * *
The home and garden of Mr.
and Mrs. F. D. Rice were open
to the public on July 10 in aid
of the V.O.N. The weatherman
kept everyone in a state of suspense but eventually allowed
the majority of guests to enjoy
the attractive decorations and
the "fish pond" before turning
on the taps again.
* * *
Mrs. S. Vint had as her guests
last week her nephew and niece,
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Vint with
their small son Peter.
* * *
Visitors to Vancouver were
Mrs. C. Prince and Mr. and Mrs.
Twelve-year-old Earl Hen-
stridge ended up in Pender Harbour hospital after a disastrous
encounter with a "bumble bee."
A sting on his upper lip infected
his face and glands and Earl
was a major casualty by the
time he arrived at the hospital.
Many of this season's feminine hats look to us as if they
had made a forced landing.
How Housewife Aids the Farmer
' Even the busiest housewife helps this Dominion Department of Agriculture
economist in a food consumption survey. Compiling results from hundreds of
these interviews the Department gives farm marketing groups accurate
information on the kinds and grades of produce which consumers prefer.
Department economists conduct numerous surveys at the request of organized
farmers, the food industry and provincial governments. "*
GOOD progress is being made
by_ Chris Nygard's crew in
gravelling Cleveland avenue in
preparation for the hard surfacing which is to be done in the
near future. This will make a
wonderful improvement to our
main business section and it has
been suggested that some paint
put on the old buildings would
really round out the appearance
of the street. How about it, you
owners have you enough civic
pride to do it?
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Yarwood
are spending a month's holiday
at Canim lake in the Cariboo.
Mr. Bernard Brown is in charge
of the drug store during their
*. * *
We are sorry to report that
Mrs. Harley is still quite ill at
the home of her parents in Saskatchewan. We wish her an
Cleve Dawson is being kept
quite busy with his new truck.
The cartage business has grown
so that there seems,to be plenty
of work for both concerns.
* * *
Speaking of business opportunities, there seems to be one
in the shoe repair field. At present there is no shoe repair man
in Squamish and all repair work
has to be sent out. This should
be a good opportunity for a veteran who can do this type of
work, to establish himself in a
good business. Look it over fellows!
* * *
Mr. Charles Addyman and
Mrs. Addyman have taken up
residence in the manse. Mr.
Addyman succeeds Mr. Mcintosh as the United Church minister.
* * *
Mrs. Joe Mulhern and children has returned to Squamish,
rejoining Joe, who returned a
few weeks ago after serving in
the R.C.A.F. The housing shortage delayed their taking up
'* * *
Both Mr. E. D. Debeck and
Mr. Don Kirkwood plan to bjiild
north of the school as soon as
building materials can be obtained.
* *'â *.â¢â
These new homes will be a
welcome addition, as there is
still a demand for houses here.
The Squamish Bakery is doing just about capacity business. The high quality of their
product has won many new
friends and retained the ones of
long standing. We wish continued success to Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Mathison, proprietors.
* * *
The Squamish beauty parlor
has moved to the building south
of Mackenzie's store, formerly
occupied by the Earl Watt family, who have moved to New
* * * .
The P.G.E. railway continues
to do a record breaking business both' in passengers and
freight. Several new train men
have been taken on this summer and they have been kept
going steadily and we are wondering how the P.G.E. will manage to haul all the livestock
which will soon be on the move.
* * *
Squamish was saddened by
. the news of Mrs. M. L. Roach, a
long time resident and sister of
Mrs. Henry Smith. Mrs. Roach-
was well loved by all who knew
her. She had been ill for some
months an dwas not making any
progress toward recovery and
was taken to hospital in Vancouver Sunday, but failed to
rally, passing away Wednesday.
Mrs. Roach was in her 85th
year and was very active until
her last illness.
Imer Beamish, Correspondent
A MEETING of the board of
directors of the Egmont Consumers Co-operative Association was held Sunday afternoon
at the home of the secretary-
treasurer, Mrs. Wm. R. Griffith.
In addition to routine business
dealt with there was action
taken with regard to the future,
in the fields of power, water,
light and transportation. Afterward Mrs. Griffith served refreshment.
* * *
. Mr. George Blakely is in the
city on a short visit.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. John Lonsdale
have as visitor their son John,
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jeffries,
. Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
Jeffries, Jr., and family went to
Vancouver on their small fish
boat Laura last week, returning
yesterday. , ,
* * *
A lot of the Egmont people are
taking advantage of the fine
crop of wild blackberries this
year, and judging by the number of full pails to be seen a
lot of tables will this winter be
graced by that most delectable
commodity, wild blackberry
.THE COAST NEWS. Halfmoon Bay, B. C.
_ Friday, July 19, 1946
By Mrs. O. Dubois
ON THE sick list are Mr. J.
Sandiford who recently has
been very ill. A speedy recovery, Mr. Sandiford. Ronald
Heid, son of Charley Heid, of
Enterprize Valley, is still a very
sick boy in hospital in Vancouver. Mr. Heid is hoping to have
Ronald home again in a month.
Mrs. Charles Sundquist has also
been ill but is feeling better today. Much of the illness is due
to the very changeable weather.
In the past few weeks there
have been several cases of
mumps here also. Mr. and Mrs.
Waddup have also been ill.
* * *
Alma Sundquist, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sundquist,
returned from Vancouver Saturday, where she has been staying
with her aunt and uncle, Mr.
and Mrs. John Hurstead, for the
* * *
Eddie Roberts, discharged son
of Mr. Roberts of Tilly Lake,
had the misfortune to turn his
car over here one day last week.
With Eddie was Mr. Napier of
Pender Harbour, but luckily
none was injured and the car
* * *
Leonard Dubois also v had an
accident here last week. When
coming from Irvines Landing
one night very late, his lights
blew out, and unable to see the
road he. put on the brake and
hit a log which overturned his
car. He was thrown clear and
unhurt. He was alone at the
time. His car was only slightly
* * *
The farmers report the steady
rainfall here to be very bad for
their crops of hay. Mr. Charley
Sundquist lost his first cutting
which he will only be able to
use for bedding for his cattle.
Mr. Fred Klein has his mowed but so far cannot get it into
the barn. Mr. E. Myers also has
several tons which he is unable
to mow. The onions are also
* * *
Irvine A. Wenzel has been
holding Sunday school here for
the Kleindale children and a
service for both adults and children at which he has had a very
Near Howe Sound School
Wednesday and Saturday
J. E. Connor, Proprietor
OLDER residents of the valley
will be pleased to know that
Keith Green, who has been absent from the valley for quite
some time has returned for an
indefinite stay with his wife
and mother-in-law, Mrs. Jamie-
* '". * * '
S -Mrs. Mary Edwards ahd Miss ,
McClure are guests at the home
of Mrs. J. Buchanan.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. E. Antosh and
James returned from their visit
to the prairies.
* * *
Mrs. C. F. McKinnon, Frances
and Evelyn from Bloedel, V.I.,
are visiting the homes of her
mother-in-law and Mrs. R.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Cosulich
and son John are visiting with
their,' parents, Mr. and Mrs.
* * *
We are glad to see Mr. Rod
Farquharson back to his usual
duties after relieving Mr. Alis-
taire MacKenzie at Williams
Lake, B. C, for two weeks. The
latter being on his holidays.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. J Mulhern and
family are residing in Squamish again. Mr. Mulhern is an
employee of the P.G.E. shops.
* * *
We think all who attended
the Women's Institute dance on
Saturday night had a good time,
especially when the orchestra
came forth with the rhythmic
"Snake Charmer" and the crowd
dancing, moved their forms in
various rhumba fashions. We
hope the W.I. will sponsor another dance soon.
2|C SfC JjC
Mrs Mrs. Mike Buckley and
son from the prairies are visit- -
ing here with their in-laws.
Mrs. Buckley Jr.'s parents will
soon join her here for a short
* * *
Miss Viola Halverson wÂ£s
confirmed in the Lutheran
church last Sunday in Vancouver. All her family were present for the confirmation.
* * *
Mrs. Watt, who recently took
up residence in New Westminster was a week-end visitor to
Squamish so she could be with
her husband. -
* * *
Re-induction services were
held in the tfnited Chu/rch,
Squamish, July 9 for Rev. Chas..
* * *
Gentlemen present for the
ceremony were Rev. Bunt who
was in charge of the service;
Rev. McKay of Britannia Beach;
Rev. R. Moses of Vancouver.
Mr. Addyman comes from You-
bow, Cowichan district.
Consolidated Brokers Ltd.
Stocks, Bonds, Oil Royalties, Real Estate,
Insurance. Having taken over the offices of
Whitaker and Whitaker Ltd., our continuity
in Gulf Coast Real Estate business dates
Subdivisions, Homes, Lots and other.properties on
the waterfront and inshore from Williamsons Landing to Irvines Landing.
Gulf Coast Real Estate Office
Manager: E. W. Parr_Pearson * * ' :
942 West Pender St.
THE FINAL meeting of the season of the Parent Teachers
association was called June 21.
Owing to the fact that only six
members attended, it was impossible to do1 any business. The
next P.T.A. meeting will be held
on Friday, September 2,0, and
all members 'are requested to be
It is with regret we report the
passing of a splendid soldier
during the week. Lt.-Col. T. D.
(Doug) Sutherland, O.B.E.,
D.S.Q. and Bar M.C. was well
known in this district and very
highly respected by all who
knew him. He was for many
years sergeant in charge of this
district in the B. C. Police and
did many acts of kindness to all
and sundry during his stay at
Sechelt. Doug was coming up to
Sechelt this summer to see his
old friends and have a little reunion and we all looked forward
to this visit from our old friend.
He has gone but he won't be
forgotten by his friends on this
Peninsula. All members of the
Canadian Legion at Sechelt send
deepest sympathy to his family.
* * *
Will someone please tell us
why all this rain. It will be
winter,again very soon and we
are still waiting for the summer.
Can it be the atomic bomb that
is causing all this grief?
The guests at "Glendalough"
during the week include the following: Mrs. Wallace, Mrs.\
Grieve, Mr. and Mrs. Berry, Miss
Blackwood, Miss Borthwick,
Swann, Miss Haddon, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Sellars, Miss HalL Mrs.
Swann, Dr. Sachs and Miss Lie-
den both of Berkeley, California
and Miss Paradis of Edmonton,
Alta. Mrs. H. Kuner of New
York City, U.S.
_* * *
...... Mr. Hackett, chairman of the
Overseas Clothing drive, reports
a splendid assortment of clothes
for Europe. Credit is due-Mrs.
French, Mrs. Doreen Mills and
Mrs. Les Young for the valuable assistance given Mr. Hackett in the packing of these articles. We are sure the clothes
will be appreciated when they
arrive at their destination.
* * *
Violet Jefferies, who has been
ill for several months is showing slight sighs of. improvement.
She is occupying a bright sunny
room which was added to har
home by her friends. Her constant companion is a little love
bird recently given to her by
Mrs. E. Fredericksoh. The many
friends that Violet made when
she was a waitress in the Sechelt
Inn wish her a speedy recovery.
* * *
Visitors for a month at the
Sechelt Inn, are Mr. and Mrs.
John Farris and their two children, Ann and Haig. Mr. Farris
is the son of Senator Farris.
Among the other guests of the
inn are: Fit. Lt. C. M. Christie's
wife and daughter; Mr. and Mrs.
W A Wills and their daughter
Mary Mr. Wills is nephew of
Mr. Wallace of shipyard fame.
Friends of long standing met
when Mrs. Lucille Forcier of
Seaside Park made a special trip
to Sechelt Monday last to visit
Mrs.. Ethel Frederjckson.
... ' Y â â *- * *â¢â -.'..
Ralph Dunn Has been trans^-
ferred to Osoyoos> to help put
in a new line for the B. C. Telephone Co. j.
* * ,* ,-
> Miss Lenora Dunn recently
joined the office staff of th**
Standard Oil Co. of B. G. in
Mr. .Charley Jordan of Porpoise Bay, Sechelt, had his eye
badly injured some six weeks
back but Mi*. Jordan has made
A damaged tug tied up at the|
wharf on July 14, it was making j
a return trip north after towing
a boom of logs to Vancouve^j
harbor. The owner had taken c
chance on passing through Â£
shallow channel, but the boat
went on the rocks and tore ?
hole in the bottom. |
* * * V
Elphinstone Bay school is befi
ing repaired and kalsomined _j
readiness for the,opening
school in September.
Mrs. Galliford's s u m m e:
camp is now open for the hol|
days. There are quite a numbc
of girls up from the city to eifj
joy the swimming and hiking..
Maybe a good reason why attractive Toronto songstress
Frances Cramer has gone to the
top in Canadian radio is the fact
that show business has always
been in her blood!
Frances was singing and dancing as a tot of five, and has
been entertaining stage and
radio audiences ever since. She's
a featured vocalist on CBC's
Jack Allison show, heard daily
Mondays through Fridays at 4
o'clock Pacific time on nation-
â wide stations of the Trans-Canada network.
another trip to hospital in Vancouver and hopes his sight will
be spared. I know all his many
friends wish him a speedy recovery.
* * *
Mrs. Gus Crucil has returned
home after spending a pleasant
three weeks at Banff.
Some men's chest develop
ment comes from strutting abo-i
with an exaggerated opinion v
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