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VOLUME IX PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14. 1945 NUMBER 11
Jimmy Morton In States
James E. Morton, Y J/c, phone
his mother, Mrs. P. J. Lovett. last
Saturday that he had arrived ii
Oakland, Calif., from the South Pa
-cific and' expected to be sent to
Savannah, Ga., for his discharge
andd that he hoped *to be home for
Billy Hammock Home for Holidays
Pvt. Billy Hammock arrived
home yesterday morning from the
naval hospital at Philadelphia to
spend the holidays with his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Ham
Bill Whaley Discharged
Mrs. Bill Whaley met her hus-
band in Tallahassee Tuesday, both
returning here Wednesday. Bill
has just received his discharge
from the service.
Thomas Duncan Discharged
Thomas Duncan arrived home
Saturday from Camp Blanding,
where ,he received his discharge
from the army. He spent over two
John Lane Discharged
Lt. John Lane has received his
discharge at El Paso, Texas, and
expects to arrive home today or to-
Evans Home From Philippines
J. C. Evans, Sl/c, who has just
returned, from the Philippines., is
home on a 30-day leave with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Evans.
Billy Howell Visits
B. illyy I-lowell. S 21c. who is sta-
tiop. i at Key Welr."..U t sevi.ral
days her- laist week with his par-
ents, Mr. and, Mrs..W. H. Howell.
Tom Parker Home On Leave
Tom Parker, Jr., S 1/c, from
Camp Perry, Va., is home on a
10-day leave with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. T. E. Parker.
New Manager At Beach Club
J. C. "Chris" Martin has secured
the services of W. V. Peeke to op-
erate and manage Martin's Beach
elulb at Beacon Hill. Mr. Peelce
and his wife have had consider-
alble experience in entertaining
the public and can be depended on
to serve real food to patrons.
Vessel Puts In For Repairs
Thea SS WaukeshA out of Gal-
veston, Texas, tied up at the paper
mill dock Tuesday night to effect
temporary repairs. 'The ship, bound
for Tampa with a cargo of sulphur,
Spending Holidays In Alabama
'Mr. and Mrs. Karl Knodel left
Tuesday for Mobile and -Daphne.
Ala., to spend the Christmas holi-
days with relatives.
Home. For Holidays.
Miss..Betty Jo Lane .will arrive
home.,today .from Auburn, Ala,, to
spend the holidays here with her
parents. Mr. and Mrs.. J. D. Lane.
City Tax Rate
Set At 15
Same As Last Year; Will Raise
e Approximately $26,Q00 ;-.
r $1,730,000 Assessment
The board of city commissioners
s in session Wednesday evening as
I a board of equalization, approved
the city budget for the forthcom-
ing year as submitted iby the tax
* assessor, and, set the tax rate at
- 15 mills, which'is the same as las,
It is estimated that this village
will raise approximately $26,000
* on a real and personal property
assessment of $1,730,000.
Estimated; operating expenses or
* the city for the year follows:
Police Department ..- $ 9,400.00
Garbage Collection -- 6,450.00
Fire' Department ----- 5,000.00
Street Lighting ------- 680.00
Office ----------------- 4,600.00
Street Maintenance -. f7,500.00
Park Maintenance ------3,100.00
Contingencies ---------- 248.91
Street Work -----------7,671.00
Public Buildings --------... 1,700.00
General Fund Total ---$50,400.00
Interest and Sinking
Construction Fund .--- ,800,.00
Grand Total ---------$68,900.00
The water and sewer systems
and) the municipal hospital are no"t
included in the above t'iures;. ai
t'he y are, elt'-.sut.ihm .
In the item for "Executive,"
$600 is included for the possibility
of a five-man commission.
Th'e park maintenance item In-
cludes salary of mowing machine
operator and expenses for keeping"
weeds cut on vacant lots 'through-
out the city, as well as -upkeep of
Centennial Park; $600 is, also set
up in the budget for salary of a
recreational director for a three-
month period, the schools to pay
the balance of his salary.
The item for street work is to
pay for construction done by the
Smith Engineering & Construction
Company and Faulk & Coleman.
This item- last year' was $2500.
Fire department operating ex-
penses will be derived, from 40%
of the recent 10% utility tax au-
thorized by the city, and the bal-
ance of 60% will go to the public
building fund, which will be useu
for erection of a new city hall, jai;
and fire station.
CHANGES HOURS HERE
Veterans of Port St. Joe and sur-
rounding area are advised that
the office hours of the Veterans
Administration representative who
is at *the local selective service
board office each Wednesday. has
been changed to 10 a. m. to 3 p. m.
Spending Christmas In California
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Stevens ot
this city andi Mrs. Percy Stevens
andi Mrs. Jack Pridgeon of Wewa-
hitchka left Wednesday for San
Francisco, Calif., to spend Christ-I
mas with Percy Stevens, who is In
service and expects to be in the
California city for the holidays.
Called Here By Mother's Illness E
Mr. and Mrs. J. A.'Kelly and'A.
E. Williams of Pensacola were
called here'this week diue. to 'tih
illness of their mother, Mrs. Sarah
Prevent TB Junior Class Play Joe Thompson
S'Tonight At Schobl Is Still Missing
"Where's Grandma?", a Three-Act Boat and Hat -of Apalachicola Man
Comedy, Promises Good
The junior class of the P'ort St.
Joe high school tonight presents
at the school auditorium a three-
act comedy, "Where's Grandma?",
which promises much'good enter-
taininent and many laughs.
Making up the cast are Jewel
McMullen, Carol Whitney, P. 'B.
S Fairley Jr., Will Ramsey, Jerry Ed-
Buy Christma wards, Helen Hienderson, J. D.
Shealy, Mary Woonen, Joan Smith
and Luther Garden.
Construction Started The play is under the direction
of Miss Katherine Nix, class spon-
On White City Bridge sor, and Luther Ca-den.
Preliminary work was started
Tuesday on construction of a draw
span across the intracoastal wva-
terway at White City, and: it is
hoped to complete the structure by
In anticipation of its completioL,
the board of county commission-
ers and Mayor J. L. Sharit have
arranged for a fish try on that
date and' have extended invitations
to Governor Millard Caldwell ana
F. Elgin Bayless, chairman of the
state road department, to be- press
ent. In. case fishing is bad, the
event will take the form of a bar-
Last Call for Hammock Fund
The- fund for Billy Hammock,
which now stands at $278.95, will
be closed next Friday, and the
money deposited in 'the bank In
the form of a Christmas presentu
from the people of this community
to a Marine who lost his left leg
Last contribution to the fund is
$2 from E. J. Bass. Anyone else
desiring to contribute may leave
the money at The Star office, with
T. M. Schneider, or with' Alex
Young at the Kenney Mercantile
STANDARD OIL SUBSCRIBES
$1000 IN VICTORY BOND LOANI
The Gulf county quota in tnt,
Victory Loan Drive is nearer fu,-
fillment today due to the subscrip-
tion of $1000 by S-tandard Oil Con,-
pany of Kentucky.
J. Lamar Miller, the company's
local agent, entered the subscrip-
tion for Standard Oil and received
expressions of appreciation from
J. Lamar said the action of tli-
Standard Oil Company was taken
as an expression of 'the genuine
interest of the organization. in the
success of the Victory Loan Drive
in Gulf county and Florida.
Mr. and Mrs. 0. M. Morton ana
son Mike of Carr;.beolls were guests
Sunday and Mondlay of Mr. antl
Mrs. P. J. Lovett. Mike underwent
a tonsilectomy, Monday at the lo-
cal hospital and he and Mrs. Mor-
-1n are si endin Er tlhi, wpl kl he
Everyone is urged to take tn
this show, tonight. And,, incident-'
ally, someone will be the lucky re-
cipient of a turkey to be given
away between acts,
HEALTH UNIT PERSONNEL
ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING
The personnel of the Gulf county
health unit attended th)e annual
meeting of the State Health Asso-
elation held; in Gainesv jle Decem-
her 3 to 5, at which tihe the en-
tire group became more familiar
with the achievements of public
health in this" state anpl the du-
ties to be performed' by the local
Among the topics discussed per-
taining particularly to. this area,
were: "Veneral Disease, Control
Program," "'Public H,,rilith doe- &r
Tuberculosis," "Toxicity. and Po-
tential Dangers of DDT," "Rodent
Control" and 'Relationship of Milk
Sanitation to Food Sanitation."
Any information desired on the
arbove-mentioned phases may be
obtained through your local pub-
lic health nurse and sanitary of-
Attend' McCoy Funeral
Those from out-of-town attend-
ing funeral services, for W. G. Mc-
Coy Wednesday of last week were
Mr. and, Mrs. John Flowers and
Mr. and Mrs. H. Meghee of Moul-
trie, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Bruce
of Jacksonville, Fla.; Loydd Me-
ghee of Thomasville, Ga.. and Mrs.
C. L. Haddock of Hillard, Fla.
Chief Rowan Still Abed
Chief of Police John Rowan, who
has been incapacitated for some
time past due to a heart ailment,
is reported as convalescing but is
still forced to remain in his ibed.
Buck Griffin is acting chief'in the
absence of Mr. Rowan.
Return To Home In Bonifay
Lucious L. Allen of Bonifay was
a visitor at the J. 0. Baggett home
Sunday. Mrs.. Allen and twin sons.
Lauren and Lucious., returned to
their Bonifay home with Mr. Al-
len after spending two weeks here.
Guests From California,
Mr. and Mrs. John Gaskin ot
California are guests this week
of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Evans. Mr..
Gaskin has just received his dis-
,1 .- ..g s ....." ".. charge from the army at Mont- -----
with tire Lovetts. gomery, Ala, Visiting In Mississippi
S- Mris. W. M. Upshaw left Tuesday
Visitors From Georgia Has Biggest Victory Bonds I for an extended visit with her
S/1Sgt. and Mrs. H. D. Smith aniu Jimmy White over at the A & P daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs.
daughter Wanda of Macon, la., Store has two of the biggest Vic- Jonny Todd. in Pascagoula, Miss.
spent Monday here with Mr. and tory Bonds in town-not the larg- i----
Mrs. Bert. Hall. i st in denomination, but in size. -Week-end Visitors
---- ---- He has th'e bond's displayed on the Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Brunson or
Dig down for' the Victory Loan. wall back of the counter, a $200 iChipley were guests of Mr. and
Remember, our boys dug down in special Roosevelt bond and a $1001 Mrs. Durel Brigman over the week-
Coxholes, bond, each 14 by 28 inches, in size. end.
Found On Goose Island, But
No Trace .of Body
The search for Joe Thompson,
Apalachicola baker and well known
in Port St. Joe, who failed to re-
turn from a duck hunting trip on
Tuesday of last week, was still
continuing yesterday as'The Star
went to press, but no trace of his
body had been found.
Thompson's boat, with the mo-
tor pulled, up inside it,-and his hat
were found last week on Goose Is-
land, near Apalachicola. His shot-
gun and a special waterproof shell
box he carried were not in the boat
and' one surmise is that he may
have picked up the gun in one
hand and, the box in the other, lost
his balance and fallen overboard.
The missing man was last seen
about 11 o'clock on Tuesday of
last week by Belton Tarantino and-
Rocco Donato, who had accom-
panied, him on *the duck hunting
trip, each of the men being in a
separate boat. At that time Joe
told, his companions he was going
to another blind, a short distance
away. His motor was heard to stop
a short time later, and start up
again, and the two men continued
'to hear it until it was out of hear-
When he failed to return home
a search began early Wednesday
morning. Planes were secured
from Tyndall Field and Camp Gor-
dion Johnston, and approximately
50 boaGt-eiabadthe 6ua- .-.L ot-
creeks, inlets and small islands'in,
'the vicinity where he was last
seen, ,but without result.
Thompson was an expert swim-
mer and boatman, and is said to
have known the 'terrain well where
he had hunted and fished' for
years, and; with that knowledge it
would have been hard for him to
become lost. Consequently the
conclusion is that he was either
drowned, or became caught In
BAND BOOSTERS TO SELL
The Band' Boosters' Association
will operate their hamburger stand
all day Saturday next to Barrier-s
on, Reid Avenue, and' urge every-
one to stop by and have a snack.
Proceeds from the stand will go
into the fund for the purchase of
uniforms for 'the school band.
Making Geodetic 'Survey
Lt. Commander E. L. Jones of
the Coast and Geodetic Survey is
in Apalachicola with some 30 men
to prepare new charts on the In-
tracoastal waterways from here to
New Orleans, and has established
headquarters in the court house at
Apalachicola. It is estimated that
the group will be in this section
for about six weeks.
John Blount this week had a
nifty sign painted on the front or
the St. Joe Furniture & Appliance
PAGE FOUR THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1945
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.
by The Star Publishing Comrpany
W. 8. SMI-TH, Editor
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
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tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
There has been niuch criticism of the de-
mobilization program. Part of the criticism
springs from citizens who detest militarism.
Part derives from those who want to get
members of their families home, and view any
obstruction, no matter how unavoidable, with
belligerence. Part comes from the fact that
some phases of demobilization actually have
been tripped up by confusion.
In justice to the military forces who served
the nation so faithfully and efficiently through
the worst crisis in the history of this country,
their 'side of the story should be included in
Though it may surprise some, the army is
discharging more than 40,000 men a day. Both
the army and navy are ahead of schedule in
demobilizing. The army plans to release 54
per cent more men by Christmas than was
thought possible a few weeks ago. In reality,
demobilization is proceeding at a dangerously
rapid pace. General Marshall, who believes
in releasting men at the fastest possible rate,
warns that: "For the moment, in a widesperad
emotioial- crisis of the American people,, de-
mobilization has become, in effect, disintegra-
tion, not only of the armed forces but appar-
ently of all conception of world responsibil-
ity and what it demands of us." Admiral King
has vehemently expressed a similar opinion.
This is something to ponder.
Moreover, in spite of the tumult of criti-
cism, it should not be forgotten that military
leadership, American style, red tape and all,
can on occasion be very human. There was
the incident in San Francisco a short time ago
when Rear Admiral Wright, commandant of
that district, acting on his own initiative, re-
moved more than a hundred men eligible for
discharge, from a Japan-bound transport min-
(Reprinted by request from the
"Stardust and Moonshine" col-
umn of December 17, 1937).
Have you noticed that handsome
Christmas tree in the office win-
dow of The Star building? .
You have? Well, there's a
tale connected with it that may
cost me my job, but it's well
worth the risk. Here 'tis:
The tree, an unusually perfect
specimen of the genus pinus, was
brought in from its primeval set-
ting and erected on a suitable
"And now," quoth Editor Bill, "I
will show you the proper way to
decorate a Christmas tree."
He moved a stepladder as near
to the tree as the lower spreading
branches would allow. He then
climbed, to the top step and, with
glittering peak bauble in hand
hoped; to fasten the same on the
very tip of the evergreen. The
ladder slipped on the concrete
floor and Editor Bill, as safe as a
baby in a crib, was deposited in
the branches of the tree. He was
a man completely immersed, in his
utes before sailing time. f finally therei could be heard a
Yes, there are two sides to every story, !noise in the space between the
ceiling and the roof. The
even in the case of demobilization. Have the Great Tree ecorator had bored a
American people forgotten Pearl Harbor; hole in the 'ceiling and was pre-
the long uphill pull from there to Midway, to pared to shower tinsel down on
Okinawa, to Japan? Have they forgotten the the tree below!
Normandy invasion, the miseries of the whole --
long European campaign? Have they forgot- A co-ordinator has been defined
long European campaign? Have theyforot a man who brings organized
Z> .. as a man who brings organized
,ten the miracles of military skill that lifted chaos out of Tegimented confusion.
them out of the depths of despair to victory?
Have they forgotten that this victory came ........
just a few short months ago, and that the gen- 1"
erals and admirals have had to switch from n-
invasion and attack to demobilization in an ,. .
incredibly short time?
An injection of old-fashioned patriotism
would be a good thing for all of us. d
THE TRUE VIEW
A tendency "not to see -the forest for the
trees" is particularly noticeable in communi-
ties like Port St. Joe where we are apt to
know a great deal about our nearby forests
and forest industries and yet. lose sight or
their real importance to each and every one
It is all very well to know that paper comes
from pulpwood cut from forests and farm
woodlands, that pulp and paper is America's
sixth largest industry, or that the industry
employs more than 300,000 in woods and milt
work at an annual payroll cost of $500,000,-
000. The truth is that all of these assorted
facts and figures are merely incidental, cap-
able even of hiding the true view of this in-
dustry's vital importance to those of us who
Steel, oil, textiles, automobiles and meat
packing may be larger than the pulp and pa-
per industry, but their manufacturing is lo-
cated mostly in big- cities. More than 80 per
cent of the pulp and paper mills of this coun-
try are located in cities of,'le-s than 100,000
population, and of these more than 75 per cent
are located in cities of less ;than 10,000 popu-
lation-cities, like Port St. Joe.
In other words, despite, its great size, the
pulp and paper industry is really a small town
industry-our own industry-operating in and(
dependent on communities like this for its
workers and its raw materials.
With a record for stability unequalled by
any other major American industry, and with
its future prospects brighter than ever be-
fore, pulp and paper holds, forth a promise 01
glowing prosperity for Gulf county and ah
important cushion against the shock of future
The man who has no friends has one con-
solatiion-no one hits him for a loan.
work, as it were.
S"You will note," said the great
tree decorator, as he clambered
from his resting place and, thereby
tipped the tree over, "that I did
not break the fbauible!" He
surveyed the scene .. "Anu
you will also note that by placing
the tree on its side, as I wisely
concluded to do, I can now fasten
the decoration with ease and
The gadget, which was made or
thin glass, was properly fastener
to the tip of the -tree, which Editor
Bill then essayed to place in an
upright position. There was
a pop when the thing hit the ceil-
ing, andi the editor was showered
with fine glass.
"I have decided," said our heiru,
"that that decoration was not ap-
propriate. I shall secure another,
Now- if this tree were only on a
revolving stand, which I shall
have on The market next year, I
could stand here and throw the
tinsel at it as it turned around."
For an hour or so Editor Bilh
walked around the tree, dropping
strings of shining stuff here and
there, tying bells and globes to
the branches and seeking to con-
ceal the electric wires. Finally he
stood off 20 feet, squinted anu
shook his head, kicked the cat,
told the folks to keep still, and
yet was unsatisfied.
'I have it!" he shouted, and
rushed to the work bench for his
He was gone some time, but
GIFTS for All
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We Take Subscriptions for
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Phone 5 Port St. Joe
Wo Fill Any Doctor's Presorition
Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Branka spent.
the week-end here with Mr. and
Mrs. E. C. Cason. Mr. Branka bas
just recently received his, dis-
charge from the army and is con-
nected with National Air Lines in
Jacksonville, where they will maka
their future home.
Write a letter today to that boy
of yours in the service.
LOTS OF EGGS
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For money-making broilers, depend on BROILER ,
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One bag of Calf Startena replaces
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Start'em with STARTENA
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Heavy, crimped oats balanced out
with conditioning feeds like lin-
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and molasses. A real feed!
Depend on Purina Omolene
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1945-
MINUTES OF CITY COMMISSION
Minutes of Special Meeting amendment to. Section 9 of C
of the City Commission of ter 18816, Laws of Florida, Ac
the City of Port St. Joe 1937, as amended by Chaptel
held in City Hall on the 089, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1st day of August, A. D. provided for in House Bill
1945, at 12:00 noon. 967, Laws of Florida, Acts of
A special meeting was .held at has been duly adopted and
the above time and place pursuant acted by the electo s of the
to Charter and Ordinance require- of Port St. Joe, Florida, by a
ments for purpose of canvassing cial election held for that pur
returns of Special Charter Amend- on the 31st day of J oly, A.D.
meant Election held on the 31st day Adopted this 1st ay of Au.
of July, 1945. A.D. 1945, and moved its adrop
The meeting was called, to order Upon the call of the roll on
'by Mayor-Commissioner Sharit and adoption of Resolutign No. 135
upon call of the roll the following vote was: -Ayes, 3; Nays, non
answered present: Mayor-Commls- There being no further 'busi
sioner Sharit, Commissioners Soule tfhe Commission adjourned.
and Smith. Clerk Tomlinson was ---
also present. Minutes of RegularMeE
Mayor-Commissioner Sharit and of the City dommissio
Clerk Tomlinson 'presented to the the City of Port St.
Commission sealed envelopes con- held in City Hall on
Gaining tally sheets of votes signed 7th day of Aulgust, 194
]by Mrs. W. D. Dare, I. C. Nedley 8:00 P. M.
lan&d. Troy Jones, Inspectors, and The meeting was called to (
"W. W. Barrier, Clerk of the elec- 'by Commissioner Sotl'e, who
tion held' on July 31, 1945. After as Chairman in tqe absence
carefully verifying said tally sheets Mayor-Commissioner] Sharit. 1
Commissioner Smith Introduced the call of 'the roll, the follo
Resolution No. 135 as follows: answered present: pomlmissi(
RESOLUTION NO. 135 Soule and, Smith. Clerk Tomli
Be It Resolved By the Commis- was also present.
sion of 'the City of Port St. Joe, iMinutes of previous mee
Florida: were read and. approved as.re
Section 1-It is hereby ascer- Exception was made to re
tainted, found', determined, and de- ruling that the Commission
claredi that' the special Charter prove of all 'bills before payx
Amendment Election held on the In the case of rents payable t
31st day'of July, A.D. 1945, to ae- Joe Homes, Inc., for, nurses h
termine whether or not the City of Bills presented to the Commi:
Port St Joe, Florid'a, should &ratify for approval were authorized t
and affirm andi duly adopt amend- paid'.
ment to Section 9 of Chapter 188. The Clerk was instructed' to
816, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1937, out legal procedure in colle
as amended' 'by Chapter 20089,, of garbage bills in cases
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1939, re- payment was delinquent or
lating to the City Charter of the been refused.
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, as The Chief of Police was inst
requitr d""by -S'ectfBi"2'-"df House ed to collect street taxes
Bill No.. 967, Laws of Florida, Acts firemen, inasmuch as the firn
of 1945, which became a law with- apartment personnel is now 1
out the Governor's approval, and paid for its services.
was filed in the office of Secre- The Clerk was instructed
tary of State June 11, 1945, and write Florida Power Corpor
Resolution No. 134 of the City asking that survey be made ft
Commission of the City of Port St. additional street lights and for
Joe, Florida, adopted on July 3rd. power company to report its
1945, was held in all matters, re- wings at meeting to be held on
aspects and' things in full and com- gust 21.
plete compliance with the Consti- The Commissioners agree
tuition and Laws of the State ot ask the public to attend Co.
Florida, and the Charter and Or- sion meeting on August 21
dinances of the City of Port St. Joe. which time amendment to
Section 2-It is further ascer- Charter adopted at a referee
tainted, determined', found and de- held on July 31 would be disc
cared that: with the City Attorney.
(a) (There were 323 qualified Payment .of Water and S
electors who participated in saia Revenue Debenture No. 23
(Ib). Of votes cast in said elec- There being no further
tion, there were cast in favor or ness, the Commission adjour
Amendment to Charter 216 votes;
and there were cast against amend- Minutes of Regular .Me
ment 'to Charter 105 votes; and of the City Commissio
there were, spoiled 2 ballots, the City of Port St.
(c) A majority of the electors held in City Hall on
participating in said 'election voted 21st day of August, 19
in favor of amendment to Charter. 8:00 P. M.
.Section 3-It Is hereby ascer- Regular meeting of th
tained, determined, found, and de- Regula' meeting of th,
cared, and proclaimed', that the m s
amendment of Section 9 of Chap- with Mayor-Commisioner -S
ter 18816, Laws of Florida, Acts Commissioners Sonle, and S
-of 1937, as amended by Chapter Attorney Lewis, and Clerk Tc
20089, Laws of Florida, Acts of son, present.
1939, as provided for and contained Minutes of previous mee
in House Bill No. 967, Laws o0 were read and approved.
Florida, Acts of 1945, which be- Attorney Lewis presented
came a law without the Governor's views on the City Charter An
approval, and was filed, in the or- ment as adopted, by a recent
fice of Secretary of State Jane 11, erendumi. It was the decisi
1945, has been approved by a ma- the Commission to retrain
jority of the votes cast in an elec- taking any action unless requ
tion held in accordance with the to do so by representative
provision of Section 2 of said zens of Port St. Joe.,. .
House Bill No. 967, Laws of Flor- Mr. A. V. Benson; present
ida, Acts of 1945, on July 31, 1945, the Commission his comp
such election being held, nm the policy in matter of street lig
manner then prescribed by law, additions with the request thi
and in full and complete compll- Commission prepare a sket
ance with the provisions of the proposed addition to .the pm
Constitution and Laws of the State lighting system so that his
of Florida, and the Charter and neers could work up detailed
Orinances andi Resolutions of the posal.
City of Port St. Joe, Florida. The Clerk was instructed t
Section 4-It. is hereby ascer- lect garbage collection fees
tained, determined, found' and de- quired by City Ordinance.
cleared arl', proclaimed that the Whereupon Commissioner
moved that the rules be waived glect, or refuse to pay to the seller Commissioner Smith moved the
and Ordinance No. 97X entitled as the seller's said charge and the tax adoption of the aforesaid amend-
follows: "As Ordinance Levying a hereby imposed and as hereby re- ment to Ordinance' No. 97X an.i
Tax On Sales of Electricity, Gas quired on account of the sale for upon calT of the roll thereon, Corn-
(Natural or Manufactured), ana wihch such charge 'is made, or missioners Smtih and Sharit voted
Telephone and Telegraph Service either, the seller shall have and for the adoption of such amend-
In the City of Port St. Joe, In Ad- is hereby invested with the right ment, and' Commissioner Souls
edition to Any Tax Levied, on Such to immediately discontinue further voted against adoption of such
Sales By Existing Ordinances; service to such purchaser, until amendment. Whereupon Mayor-
Providing for the Collection of the tax and the seller's bill has Commissioner Sharit declared said
Such Taxes; and Providing for the been paid in full. amendment adopted.
Disposition Thereof; and Prescrib- Section 3. Each and every sell- There being no further bust-
ing Penalties For the Violation ot er of electricity, metered or bot- ness, the Commission adjourned.
the Provisions of This Ordinance- tied gas (natural, liquified' pe-
be read a second time by its title troleum gas or manufactured) and Minutes of Special Meeting
only, and' such motion was duly telephone service in respect ,of of the, City Commission of
put and carried, and said Ordin- sale on which a tax is hereby the City of Port St. Joe
ance No. 97X was read a second levied, shall keep complete records held in Mayor Sharit's of-
time by its title only. showing all sales in said City or fice on Septpember 4, 1945
Whereupon Commissioner Smita such ,electricity, metered" or botti- at 3: 00 P. M.
offered *the following amendment ed gas (natural, liquified petroleum A special meeting was held, at
to Ordinance No. 97X: Strike out gas or manufactured), and tele- this time by mutual consent of
all before the enacting clause and phone service, which records shall th commission for purpose of re-
insert in lieu thereof the follow- show the price charged upon each viewing the City's finances and
ing: "An Ordinance. Levying a Tai" sale, the date thereof, and the date water softening proposed plant
On Each and Every Porchase of of payment thereof, and 'said rec- with some of the citizens. .Th-
Elecricity, Metered or Bottled Gas ords shall at all reasonable times following were present: Mayor
(Natural, Liqulfied Petroleum Gas be open for inspection tby the duly Sharit and Commissioner Soule and
or Manufactured), and Telephone authorized agents of said City, who Clerk Tomlinson, also Mr. B. W.
Service Within th e Corporate shall have authority 'to make such Eells, J. L. Temple, T. G. Frary,
Limits of the City of Port St. Joe, transcripts therefore as they may H. A. Drake, C. G. Costin. H. C.
Florida; Providing for the Collec- desire. Brown and I. C. Nedley.
tion of Such Taxes, Providing for Section 4. IThe tax hereby levied May-or Sharit opened' the meet-
the Disposition of Such Tax and on sales of telephone service shalt ing by reviewing method by which
Prescribing Penalties for the Vio- apply to all charges made for o- the 'Water' and Sewer System wa%
lation of the 'Provisions of This cal exchange telephone service for constructed, namely from proceeds
Ordinance." Commissioner Smith telephones, excepting coin box tel- of $200,000 Water and' Sewer Rev-
moved the adoption of the afore- phoness, located' in the City oft enue Debentures, $25,037.41 note
said amendment to Ordinance No. Port St. Joe, whether on a monthly given by the City of Port St. Joe
97X apd upon call of the roll there- basis or otherwise. The tax hereby and $154,662.23 FWA grant and
on, Commissioners Smith and Shar- levied shall also apply to all sales fact anticipated consumers in year
it' voted for the adoption of said of electricity, metered or bottled 1945 at time pro ect was started
amendment, a n d Commissioner gas (natural, liquified petroleum was 1,400 as compared to present
Soule voted against the adoption gas or manufactured) whether de- 457 actually in service. He also
of such amendment. Whereupon livered through the medium of a explained the Revenue Debentures
Mayor-Commissioner ,Sharit d5- meter or other measuring device, are now in arrears $25,000 princi-
clared, said. amendment adopted. or otherwise, to premises located pal and $13,360 interest with ap-
Whereupon Commissioner Smith in the City of Port St. Joe. proximately $11,000 being applied
offered the following amendment iSection 5. In all cases wherw on principal and, interest annually
to Ordinance No. 97X: Strike out the seller of electricity, meterea as compared to approximately $18,-
all after the enacting clause and or bottled gas (natural, liquified 000 maturities and, fact proposal
insert in lieu thereof the follow- petroleum gas or manufactured) was being made by the -Commis-
ing: and telephone service collects the sion 'to construct a water treat-
Section i. That in addition to price therefore at monthly periods, meant and softening plant at esti-
all other taxes of every kind now the tax hereby levied may be corn- mated cost of $50,000 to $60,000 if
imposed by ordinance there is putedi on the aggregate amount of buyer of refunding bonds can be
hereby levied 'by the City of Port' sales during such period, provided found, and refunding bonds legally
St. Joe on each and every purchase that the amount of tax to be col- issued. Proposed refunding bond
in said City of electricity, me- elected shall be the nearest whole issue to be made as follows:
tered or bottled gas (natural, liqui- cent 'to the amount computed-, and Water and Sewer Revenue .
fled petroleum gas or manufac- provided further that the maxi- Debentures now out-
tured), andi telephone service, a mum amount of tax that may be standing ---------------..$177,000
tax equal to ten (10%) per cent collected under this ordinance on Interest now in arrears -- 13,360
of the charge made by 'the seller the sales for any monthly period Retirement of $25,037.41
of such electricity, metered or to any individual purchaser or con- note app. -- 30,000
bottled gas (natural, liquified pe- summer by each seller shall not ex- Cost of Treatment and Soft-
troleum gas or manufactured) and ceed Six and no/100 Dollars ($6.00) ening Plant ------------ 50,000
telephone service, as the case may on, each purchaser at each separ- Total refunding issue---$270,000
be, which tax shall in every case ate service or station where serv- and refunding bonds to be amor-
be paid by the purchaser for the ice Ato such purchaser is rendered, tized approximately in e qual
use of the City of Port St. Joe, to Section 6. Any purchaser wil- amounts annually for 25 years, with
the seller of such electricity, me- fully .failing or refusing to pay 40% of collections from proposed
tered or bottled gas (natural, liqui- when due and payable the tax 10% of utilities tax to be applied
field, petroleum gas or manufac- hierelby imposed, and any seller to the Water and Sewer System
tured), and telephone service, at violating the provisions hereof, or for services rendered the municr-
the time of paying the charge by any officer, agent, or employee of pality for fire protection service,
the seller thereof, and. not less of- any seller violating the provisions such billing 'to be discontinued for
ten than monthly. hereof shall be deemed guilty of fire protection when and if the
Section 2. It shall be the duty evading the tax and, upon convic- water and sewer revenue was sur-
of every seller of electricity, me- tion shall be subject to fine of not ficient to amortize the proposed
tered or bottled gas (natural, liqui- more than Five Hundred Dollars $270,000 refunding issue.
flied petroleum gas or manurac- ($500.00) or to be imprisoned for After thorough discussion of
tured), and telephone service In nlot more than sixty (60) days, or proposal by those present, Coin-
the City of Port St. Joe to collect by both such fine and imprison- missioner Soule withdrew his oi-
from the purchaser for 'the use ot mnent for each and every violation,. sections to recent ordinance' ITn-
the said' City the tax hereby levied Section 7., Sixty per cent of all posing 10% tax on utilities within
at the time of collecting the sell- money accruing from the tax here- the City.
ing price charged In each transac- by levied shall be paid into the There being no further bust-
tion. and report and pay over "Construction Fund Account" of ness, the Commission adjourned.
monthly to said City all such taxes, the City to be used only for the
It shall be unlawful for any seller purpose of building and' construct- Minutes of Special Meeting
to collect the price of any sale o0 iug a City Hall. ,Jail, an'd Fire Sta- of the City Commission of
electricity, metered or bottled gas tion: the remainder (or 40 per the City of Port St. Joe
(natural, liquified petroleum gas
service in said City without at the Account" of the Ci'ty to be, used P. M.
same time collecting the tax here- in payment of monthly rentals on A special meeting was held at
by levied in respect of such sales. fire hydrants distributed through- this time for purpose of consider-
Any seller failing to collect such out the City. ing street maintenance work to be
tax at the time of collecting the Section 8. All ordinances and performed on various streets by
price of any sale shall be liable to parts of ordinances in conflict Faulk & Coleman, Cocoa, Florida,
the said City for the amount of herewith be and' the same are while doing other work in Port St.
such tax inl like manner as if the hereby repealed. Joe.
same had been actually paid to Section 9. This shall not apply The meeting was called to order
thile seller, and the City Treasurer to service rendered to the United by Mayor Sharit with Commls-
and Collector shall bring and cause States of America, State of Flor- sioners Soule and Smith and Clerk
to be brought all such suits and ida and political subdivisions ithere- Tomlinson present.
actions and take all such proceed- I of. Mayor Sharit presented proposal
inrgs as may be necessary for the I Section 10. This ordinance shal from Faulk & Coleman to re-worn
recovery of such .tax. take effect on the first day of Oc- streets 'as follows:
h If any purchaser. shall ifail,. ne- .tober, A.. D. 1945.
FRIDA, DEEMBE 14,1945
.(Continueaa d.. on. pop.e 4)
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PAGE~- FOUR. THE STR OTS.JE UFCUTFLRD RDY EEBR1,14
Have Guests From Georgia trie, Ga.
,Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Daniels havy. -----
as their guests this week Mr. ana Write a letter today to that boy
Mrs. Ralph Shirah, Jr., of Moul- of yours in the service.
MINUTES OF CITY COMMISSION
(Continued from Page Three)
3rd Street-Long to Mc-
Clellan Ave. -----------$1229.00
McClellan Avenue 3rd to
6th Street------------- 1088.20
Long Ave.-5th St. to point
1250 feet south -------- 1S12.00
7th Street Monument to
Long Avenue ---------- 1112.60
Avenue A Highway to
Avenue F ------------- 954.70
Avenu" F Avenue A to
Avenue D ------------- 1371.30
6th St.-Reid to Long Ave. 805.70
7th Street Long to Wood-
ward Avenue ---------1274.60
payment to become due $2,500.00
February 1, 1946, and .balance Feb-
ruary 1, 1947. This proposal was
accepted, unanimously by the Com-
mission -and Mayor Sharit was in-
structed to advise'Faulk & Cole-
man to begin, work.
There being no further busi-
ness, the Commission adjourned.
Minutes of Regular Meeting
of thi City Commission of
the City of Port. St. Joe
held in City Hall on the
18th of September, 1945, at
8:00 P. M.
Regular meeting Was held at
this time with Commissioners
Soule and Smith, Attorney Lewis
and, Clerk Tomlinson present.
Due to absence of Mayor Sharit,
Commissioners Soule acted, as the
Minutes of meeting held August
21st were read and approved ex-
cept Sectio4n 10. of Ord'inanice No.
97X was 'changed to read, as fol-
"Section 10. This Ordinance
shall take effect on the 1st day.
of October, A. D. 1945."
Letter from Gulf County Schoo!
Superintendent Owens to Corn-
There being no further bust-
ness, the Commission adjourned.
Minutes of Regular Meeting
.of the City Commission of
the City of Port St. Joe
held in City Hall on the
2nd, day of October, 1945, at
S:00 P. M.
Regular meeting of the Commis-
sion was, held' at this time with
Mayor Sharit, Commissioners Soule
and Smith and Clerk Tomlinson
and Attorney Lewis and HospitaS
Superintendent Smith present.
Bills presented to the Commls-
sion were approved for payment.
Petition from approximately 2uu
residents of colored section re-
qutesting resti'iction on number or
liquor stores in that section was
presented. The Clerk was instruct-
ed to withhold any 'new licenses
Letter from F. M. Hall relative
,to congested condition of streets
due to improper parking was pre-
sented, the Chief of Police being
instructed to !have condition im-
$125,000 General Obligation bonds
issued under dklrta of January 1.
1937. for purpose of purchasing
dock, and numbered, 1 to 125 in-
clusive, with all interest coupons
attached, were destroyed.
Attorney Lewis was instructeu
to prepare Plumbing and Electri-
cal Code ordinances for cousidera-
"ionr of the Commission at its wet-
ing 'to be held on Novemiber 6th.
F. E. T. m -ll. ',ill County
Health .O.icer, ,l',-pe'i r.-lativ'e
to garbage collection in business
section and toilet partitions in jail
and was assured by the Commis-
sion condition would be correcten.
He was requested to condemn all
residences within ordinance dis-
tance of sewer mains which do not
missioner Soule requesting exemnp- ave 'proper facilities. Assurance
tion from utility tax was presented. was given the Commission proper
no action being taken as tax units steps would be taken by his office
are not subject to this tax. toward -this end. Water and Sewet
J. R. Wilkins appeared request- Superintendent Dare was instruc:-
ing approval of the Commission
for his erecting Gospel tent out-
side City limits. No action was
taken as this is not under jurisdic-
tion of the Commission.
The Clerk was authorized to
have mowing machine cut grass on
Mr. J. A. Mira and T. G. Frary
appeared requesting the 'Commis-
sion to appropriate $600.00 an-
nually for salary of athletic direc-
tor. The Commissioners present
agreed to include this item in the
1946 budget. Permission was also
granted the Recreation Association
to build tennis courts in area be-
tween Centennial Building ana
Mr. A. D. Lawson appeared to
inquire whether or not the city has
an. electrical code. The Clerk was
instructed to get copy of Se Un-
derwriters Code for guidance 'of
Commission in having City code
Proposal to purchase quantity of
DDT for use within the City was
not approved upon advice of At-
torney Lewis due to unknown
character of this insecticide.
Attorney Lewis was instructed
to prepare. revised garbage ordin-
89 PROOF Was $4.6
ed to investigate possibilities ot
installing mains to serve Blocks
1007 to 1018 inclusive and to re-
port at next meeting.
The Clerk was instructed to ac
cept payment from J. S. Shirey in
amount of $50.00 for payment of
1945 taxes in full on Shirey's Bar
and, LeHardy's Bar.
Miss. Bertha Smith, Superinten-
dent of The Municipal Hospita.,
was present at the request of the
Commission for purpose of clarify-
ing her position as regards other
employees. She was advised by
Santa Claus, Ind.,
Of Christmas Mail
About 75 years ago the people of
a community in Indiana applied for
% post office, asking Santa Fe as a
name. There already was a post of-
fice by that name in Indiana, and
since it was a short time before
Christmas, the people decided to
name the town Santaclause, in one
In 1938 the name was changed to
two words, Santa Claus., Since then
letters from all over the world have
come in, until now it takes a force
of about eight people through No-
vember and December to handle the
Christmas mail with a new electric
canceling machine. About 60,OOC
pieces a day are dispatched around
A Santa Claus/ headquarters is
maintained where thousands of tour-
ists and visitors buy gifts and post
cards. During the Christmas week,
Santa Claus, in full uniform and
long whiskers, presides.
Although this is the only town in
the world bearing this name, other
places have names associated with
the Yule holiday.
Christmas island, in the Pacific
ocean, is so named because Captain
Cook landed there Christmas day,
Five communities in the United
States are named for this holiday.
There is a Christmas in Gila 'coun-
ty, Arizona; Oranige county, Flor-
ida; Lawrence county, Kentucky;
Bolivar county, Mississippi; and
Roane county, Tennessee.
Minnesota boasts of a lake by the
name of Christmas. It is located in
Federal Tax Returns
Due After January 1
John L. Fahs of Jacksonville,
collector of internal revenue, wants
returns filed early on 1945 in-
comes, but before January 1 is too
Income tax blanks have been
mailed to 'the thousands of Florida
wage earners, and apparently in a
hurry to get it over with, some tax-
payers already have, filled in and
returned their forms to the collec-
Under the law, returns for a
calendar year must be for the !full
year andt the collector is prohibited
from accepting them until January
1, so those who have sent them in
early will get them back andt will
have to go through the filing pro-
In past years, returns filed too
early that were returned were for-
gotten by some taxpayers and
when the March 15 deadline passed
they became delinquent and had
to pay penalties.
The. filing period for 1945 in-
comes begins January 1 and ends
on March 15. Collector Fahs asks
that returns be sent as soon at-
ter the first of 'the year as pos-
Mayor- Sharit, with concurrence of __
Commissioners Soule and Smith,
the Commission expected her 'to be New Vets Six To One
in full charge of the hospital with For Military Training
exception of office work, with all r a n g
employees responsible to her alone
and she in turn responsible to the Of 25,401 discharged World War
City Commission for operation of II veterans in the New York area
the institution,, with provision if quizzed on the issue of peacetime
she needed help from the Commis- military training, 22,026, or 86.7%.
sion between regular meetings or 6 to 1, were in favor of such a
Commissioner Soule should be con- security policy. A total of 3,198, oi
suited. Commissioner Soule was 12.6%. were against such a pro-
d'esignated to so advise employees gram, and 177, or .7% were unlde-
not familiar with this procedure by cided.. The poll was taken by the
noon of Octolber 3rd. New York City director of selec-
There being no further busl- tive service.
ness, the Commission adjourned. Local drafl boards submitted the
following question to these dis-
charred veterans: "Are you in fa-
SCUBAN R VUM vor or against a universal military
6 training law which would require'
;lla men, upon alttaining the age or
18 years, to enter military training
for a period of 12 months? If you
I are opposed' to such training,
I please state your reasons briefly."
Most objections to the plan were
Ipn the grounds of interruption to
H The city of Now Orleans was
Sfoqundd, in 17717.
FLORIDA EAST COAST R. R. IN some time this week.
!. GOOD FINAM AL CONDITION Scott M. Loftin, FEC trustee,
~complying with Judge Strum's re-
Petitions affecting the financial
future and reorganization of the quest for a financial report, de-
Florida East Coast Railway which cleared the railroad, was in good fi-
the -St. Joe Paper Company is en- nancial condition. He said assets
deavoring to purchase, were airetI were in excess of liabilities and
in the U. S. district court at Jack- after deduction of taxes, the road's
sonville last week with Judge L. financial condition as of Decem-
W. Strum expected to rule on them ber 31, 1945, would be $24,885,117.
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O~RIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 19.45
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNlTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1945 liHE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE THREE
Mrs. W. J. Daughtry and Mrs. State College for Women, Talla-
Ellen Kirkland left yesterday foe hassee, were guests over the week-
Auburn, Ala. They will be accom- end of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Eells.
panied home by Miss Margie Kirk- -Mrs. G. E. McGill and Mrs. B.
land, who will spend the holiday H. Smith, accompanied by Mrs.
vacation here. Mary Barham of Panama City,
)Miss Elizabeth McLean and Miss were shopping Tuesday in Dothan.
Betty LaBree, students at' Florida Ala.
;r -- - --.- -. -.- _ -_ _
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NO RED TAPE -
IT ONLY TAKES ABOUTr FIVE MINUTES
TO GET UP TO $300.00!
Confidential Loan Co.
PORT ST. JOE
EVERYBODY WELCOME !
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1945
9:45-Bible School for all.
10:55-Morning Worship. Sermon Topic:
"THE TRUE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS."
6:25-Baptist Training Union.
S 7:30--EvEning Worship. Sermon topic:
1 iAM ON)DS
.. .,_ ..
Fine brilliant diamond set in tail-
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gold mounting... .....
A truly matched wed- 1000
dingring ....... ....
Here indeed, is an unusually fine
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is flanked by two brilliant
diamonds set fishtail q2 O0
style ................ $12500
Note the perfectly matched five
diamond wedding ring $750'
The brilliant Gem of Quality
center stone is enhanced by thc
four large diamonds on
the sides. .......... $250
The matching fishtail style five
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Brilliant Gem of Quality set in
fine hand carved mount- $5000
ing ..... ...........
The perfectly matched $ic50
wedding ring.......... -12
Mr. and. Mrs. C. G. Costin an-
nounce the marriage of their daugh-
ter, Dorothy Louise, to Melvin C.
Magidson of New York City.
Mrs. Magidson expects to join
her husband in January. -He. has
just recently received his dis-
charge from the AAC.
Mrs. H. M. Hammock and Mrs.
.James Bass made a business trip
to Dothbn, Ala., last Monday.
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THE LEADER SHOE
SEastern Star Elects
Officers for Year
The local chapter of the Order
of Eastern Star held its annual
election Tuesday night in a meet-
ing at the Masonic hall, and the
following officers were named for
the ensuing year:
Pauline Smith, worthy matron i
Watson Smith, worthy patron; Al-
ma Parker, associate matron; B.
E. Parker,, associate patron; Lovie
Coburn. secretary; Syble Scheffer.
treasurer; Esutelel Griffin, conduc-
tress; Wilma Cooper, associate
:oiiniutress; Florrie Connell, mar-
shal; Bessie Powell, chaplain,
IMyrtice Smith, organist; Mable
Christmas, Ada; Lyda Adkina,
auth; Della Mize, Esther; Onnie
3reer, Martha; Ruth Ramsey, EleL-
-a; Virginia Talley, warder, and
leorge Cooper, sentinel.
These officers will be installed
tt a joint installation ceremony
with the Masons on December 27.
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Griffin
are the proud parents of a son,
born, Dccember 11.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest- H. Kinard
announce the birth of a daughter
on December 3.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lewis are an-
nouncing the arrival of a daugh-
ter on November 26.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley M. White-
burst are the proud parents of a
son, born November 25.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Daniels an-
nounce the birth of a son on No-
Mr. and' Mrs. Michael A. Stanley
of Apalachicola announce the ar-
rival of a son on December 9.
Mr. and Mrs. William D. Gail-
braith of Apalachicola announce
the birth of a son, December S.
Mr. and Mrs. Royce Rolsteadi of
Apalachicola are announcing the
birth of a daughter December 6.
'Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sirmon of
Mobile. Ala., announce the birth ot
a daughter on December 4.
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe municipal hospital.)
BAPTIST W. M. S. MEETS
FOR BIBLE STUDY
The Baptist Woman's Mission-
ary Society met at the church
Monday afternoon for the Bilble
study conducted! by the pastor, R.
F. Hallford, taken from the second
chapter of Acts. 40
During the business period, the
meeting for Monday, December 17,
was announced, to meet at .the
home of Mrs. WV. H. Howell for
the Royal Service program and
Christmas party. The program is
to be in charge of Circle. One.
METHODIST W. S. C. S. TO
HOLD CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Woman's Society for Chris-
tian Service of the Methodist
Church will enjoy a Christmas
party next Monday afternoon at
3:30 o'clock in the TWoman's Club
room at the Centennial Building,
at which time a Christmas play is
to be presented.
Mothers may take their children
to the nursery at the church, which
will be in chLrge of Mrs. Mark
Tomlinson and Mrs. Whaley John-
Sr--- ---- T h .r -- -.- ----.--. 4
W Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAY AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
A Martin Theatre
SATURDAY, DEC. 15
Tex HARDING.Dub TAYLOR
Chapter Three of Serial
"SECRET AGENT X-9"
- FEATURE NO. 2 -
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
MONDAY and TUESDAY
December 17 and 18
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19
Chapter Five of Serial
BRONCSS and BRANDS"
December 20 and 21
JOAN LESLIE and
ROBERT HUTTON in
Whether you purchase a Garland dia-,
mond ring for $32.50 or $500.00, 1t/
is a matching wedding ring avail.
able for every Garland diamond ring,
LILIUS JEWELRY COMPANY
Mrs. Nannie Roan of Apalachi- AeooSu
cola is the guest this week of her MEpIus-
daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. E.L "
Harold Palmer of Macon, Ga.,
was the guest Monday of his wife
and children, also his mother and
father, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Palmer. Also -
Pvt. Devain Wright of the U. b. 'WINGMEN of TOMORROW'
Marines, Camp Legune, N. C., was
the guest of Mr. andA .Mrs. .J. H. 'BLACK GOLD and CACTUS'
Aultman last Friday.
- Short Subjects
Cartoon: "TALE OF TWO
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1945
T;HE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
We Can Handle a Few More Orders for
Christmas Delivery .
Open Daily from 10 to 5 Except Sunday and Wednesday
When We Are Closed All Day.
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!
CARD OF THANKS Set y
We wish to express our sincere Victory
thanks to our friends and relative t paign, t
for their sympathy, beautiful floral
offerings andi their help during the
recent death of our husband and
Mrs. W. (G. McCoy and Lcina.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McDaniel
of We.wahi.tchka were the guiesis
rWednesday of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. CHRISt
P,'idgc'ono. or write
NOTICE TO APPEAR ,Johns
- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF Creech
COUNTY, FLORIDA. HOUSE
W. C. Roche, doing business as SEWINI
Confidential Loan Company, able.
Plantiff, phone 1
William Joseph Jones. et ux, chair
,Defendants. haie ro
On Monday, January 7, 1946, Wil- thave ro
liam Joseph Jones, one of the de- (we don
fendan.ts in the above entitled this as
cause, which is a suit to foreclose othis as
a mortgage held by the plaintiff condition
on the following described land, Mrs. W.
Lot 17 on Block 1008 of Mil-
view Addition. Unit No. 1 of
the City of Port St. Joo, Flor- --
ida, according to 'the obficiai .WANTE
ma) on file in the office of the Box 4
Clerk of the Circi:a Court of ing qua
Gulf County, Florida, in Book address.
No. 1, page 33,
is required 'to file an appearance -_
in said suit in the office of the LOST-I
Clerk of the above styled Court. case. I
Witness my hand and the seal Piece o
of said Court at Wewahitchka, Gulf Please r
County, Florida,, this 5th day o0 roy Gain
(Court Seal) J. R. HUNTER, APAI
As Clerk of Circuit Court, FOR Al
Gulf County, Florida. Shirey
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR. 12-14
Attorney for Plaintiff. 1-4
NOTICE TO APPEAR 'Red
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF
COUNTY. FLORIDA. LOCAL
Estell Harris, Plaintiff, We /
Stephen Jack Harris, Defendant. aser
TO: Stephen Jack Harris, ASN Day Ph'b
14041i35, Hdq. & Base Service Sqd. Or See I
384th Air Service OP-. (:Sp.), APO
72. c/o P. M,.; San Francisco, Cali-
On Monday,s January 7, 1946, the
defendant -in, the above .entitled T
cause, which is a suit for divorce,
is required to file an appearance
in said suit in the office of 'the
Clerk of 'the above styled' Court. FISH BA
Witness my hand and the sea, that a
of said Court at Wewahitchka, Gulf fish for
County. Florida, this 8th day of In the ,S
(Court Seal) CoJ. R. HUNTER,
As Clerk of Circuit Court, CHI
Gulf County, Florida. WITH '
E. CLAY LE/.IS, JR. 12-14
Attorney for Plaintiff. 1-1 E
NOTICE TO APPEAR
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF See We
COUNTY, FLORIDA. C
CASE .NO. 1 No. 781 .
Port St. Joe Terminal Company,
A corporation. Plaintiff, MASON
Charles C. Smith, doing business Port St.
as Charles C. Smith & Company, m
Defendant. d a
On Monday, January 7, 1946, the visitingM
defendant Charles C. Smith, doing Temple,
business as Charles C. Smith &
Company. in the above entitled NOTICE OF
cause, which is an action ex de-
licto, is required to file an appear- Notive is
ance in said suit in the office or cates has
the Clerk of this Court. tax deed t
Witness my hand and the seal oI it 'nab
of said Court at Wewahitchka, Gulf :n which i
County, Florida, this 8th day of Certificat
December, 1945. el ,,ripti
(Court Seal) J. R. HUNTER, sw 1/4,
As Clerk of Circuit Court, 5. TWp.
Gulf County, Florida. N aie.von
E. CLAY T.EWIS. JR. 12-1.' All of sa
Attorney for 'Plaintiff. 1-4 of1 1lf. stl
shall be r
NOTICE TO APPEAR property dl
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF certificat es
COTTTY. FLO.RIDA. Monday in
CASE NO. 2 'No. 782 "ahiah i'.s ,
Port St. Joe Terminal Company, (SEAL,)
A corporation. Plaintiff,. 11.-1 .2-2
vs. NOTICE OF
Charles C. Smith. doing business NOTICE OF
as Charles C. Smith & Company, Naatica is
Defendant. roant Co., ti
On Mondnv. January 7, 1946, 'the taesy Idosl
defendant Charles C. Smith, doina; cite aanimhi-
business as Charles C. Smith & aloe'ialion
Company, in tlae above -entitled r',.,if(.iicl,
cause, which is an action ex de- lncripitr
lieto, is required to file an appear- S 1/4 n
ance in said suit in the office of '.,v a
the Clerk of this Court. Name ina
Wita "ass my han.'d and the seal All of s'' a"
of said Ct"ort at Wewahitchka, Gulf of Calf st,
County, Florida, this 8th day of Tel-es s
December. 1945. property dc
(Court Seal) J. R. HUNTER, "a-rtifcates
As Clerk of Circuit Court, .. '" (
Gulf County, Florida. whi'h is tihe
E. CLAY LEWIS, JR. 12-14
Aliorney for Plaintift. -4 iS-.
our personal qaota in the ,llllillllllIIIIIImilHi!llhllllllIlIlllllIllllil"illlllillll
Loan $11,000,000,000 cam-
then. make it.
TMAS TURKEYS If you.'
a turkey, see J. 'L. Suggs
me P. 0. Box 464, Port St.
ARD MOTOR 51/3 h. p.
on. See Gus Creeh at the
& Brooks Laundry. 12-14
HOLD GOODS FOR SALE
G MACHINE-Singer port-
See Mrs. Gus Creech, city,
152-J. 11-7 2t
rURE-Large Krohler easy
and ottoman (we don't
om for it), $40; large end
7.50'; GE food, dehydrator
't particularly want to sell
we may get a dag, and it
make as ideal electrically-
ned doghouse), $30. See
S. Smith at The Star of-
56, Port St. Joe, Fla., giy-
lifications, experience and
LOST AND FOUND
Child's eyeglasses in black
Dr. Barton's name on case.
f adhesive tape in case.
return to Star office or Le-
nous, 8th Street. 1*
RTMENTS FOR RENT
APARTMENTS See The
I' Horton's Transfer
L AND LONG DISTANCE
Are Your Only Licensed
r Company In Gulf County
ine 227 Night Phone 191
Me at Sunny State Service
J. P. BASS, Owner 914tt
IT Fresh, clean worms
re guaranteed to get the
you. See Eddie Beverly
heffield colored quarters
'OUR NAME IMPRINTED
sley Ramsey at The Star
iffice-after 4 p. m.
C TEMPLE F & A M-
Joe Lodge 111. Regular
meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
ys each month, 8:00 p. rn.
embers urged to attend;
brothers welcome. J. L.
W.M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
* APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
House -Bill No. 1862
hereby given that St. Johns River
the holder of the following certifi-
filed said certificates for a
o be issued thereon. The certifi-
ers alIl years of issuance, the
of the property, and the names
t was assessed are as follows:
te No. 13. Year of issuance 1942.
on of Property:
S1/2 of SW 1/4, NE 1/4 of
less Canal Rwv 23 A. Sec.
6 S. R 11 W.
which assessed: St. Joseph Laid
aid property heing in the County
ite of Florida.
snch certificate or certificates
edeemned aceoraling to law the
described in such certificate or
will he sold to the highest hid-
court house door on l'he first
the nionlih of Januarv. 1946,
* 7thl il.d of J.Tnuav 194r,.
.. R. HUNTER,
Clerk of Circuit Court
of Calif Connty, Florida,
APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Ilousi Bill No. 1602
hereby aiVciVe tilhat S. Johns Rivera
h'.- dler atf the fllhwing certifi-
filed said certificates for a
a lie issued thereon. The certifi-
rs anil years of issuance, the
of the properly, and the names
,l ws assqrscd 'ir" as follows;
I X6o. 14. Year of issuance 1942.
on of Property:
S1 /4 of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4.
of NEI 1/4. less 54 A. Canal
7. Tp. I S. R 11 W.
which assessed: St. Joseph Land
id property being in the County
te of Flonri',c
uch certificate or certificates
'eaflondl i nc-or'ling to law the
sc'-ihbdl in sucli certificate or
will be sold to the highest bila-
onnnrt hnise dnor -on the first
the imontb of Januarv. 1946,
7th day of J.nun" ,- ioe.
J. R. HUNTER.
Clerk 'of Circuit Court
of Oulf County, Flurida, "
By WESLEY RAMSEY
Christmas is coming! Candy,
cakes. pies, turkey, puddings and
everything! The aroma of Chrts.-
'nlas trees seems to jill the air aa-
read.y. 3anta is polishing up iiuo
sleigh and dad is using his pocKer-
)oolk more these days. This Christ-
mas has all the aspects of being
a 'very merry one.
IThe juniors are presenting their 1
first play of the year 'this evening
in the auditorium. We hear they're
going to have a 'turkey raffle be-
tween acts. There's someone's
Hear ye! Hear ye! New rules
and laws have 'been compiled.
Herewith and, all dates hither-
forth no student. boy or girl, shall
be caught in the dastardly act of
cheating. All peoples caught vio-
lating said law shall forfeit one
week's grade on first offense; six
weeks' grade on second offense;
half semester grade on third of-
fense, and year's grade on fourth
offense. All cads and rouges vio-
lating said act will be brought be-
fore the Right Honorable Bodle
Traxler, president of the Student
Council, and his Student Council-
ites, to have their just punishment
meted out. So stated, ad valorenm,
ipsofacto. transatlantic and written
this the ll11th day of the 12th month
of the year nineteen hundred and
We heard-; -that Mr. Biggart's
wife called up the school house the
other day about 11:30 and said:
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1945
"What do you want for dinner?"
He must have said "Sandwiches'"
if he wanted anything to eat at
that late hour.
Mrs. Dendy doesn't have her
mind on teaching these days. It
seems Alton is coming home. Looks
like a merry Christmas for her-
OR RIPPING AV I-IEIR OPPOM1EHTS
MTH 11*. POWERFUL,GOUGdE-LIW1
HAIL W%ATH WHICH THE MIDDLE
TOE. IS ARMED. WITH T'HIS A 54G
AMU BADKANGAiROO CAN DO
There's no more favorable shoi0
in Port St. Joe. to. buy Zirceon
Rings the birthstone or
those born in December. than
the LILIUS JEWELRY COM-
PANY. We feature Diamonu
Rings, Watches, and also have
expert Watch repairing.
'Buying Victory Bonds is invest-
ing in a peace. that, pays $4 for
every $3 invested.
H OW much life insur-
.imce is enough? That depends
upon a lot of things-and the
correct answer must be based,
upon your individual require-
ments. That's why Jefferson
Standard "Planned Protec-
tion" service is tailor-made
to fit you. At no cost to you,
your Jefferson Standard rep-
resentative will be glad to
' talk with you and h~lp you
work out your -"Planned Pro-
tection" program. Call o(
write him today.
Office St. Joe Motor' Company
Phone 37 Polrt St. Joe, Fla.
aWhat do you see i nthe .-woods? i
Remember the old saying about the man products manufactured from pulpwood.
who "couldn't see the forest for the trees"? They see jobs and wealth. Security for
Lots of people are like that. All they see is the workers and prosperity for the entire
trees. Others look at the forest and see it community. And if this forest wealth is
filled with books, magazines, newspapers., properly harvested, it will increase in
They see the raw materials of many great value in the years to come.
industries which depend on pulpwood, Let's take another look at our woods.
such as rayon and plastics. They see car- Let's look at the trees and see the oppor7
tons and boxes, and many other tunities that lie within.
Cut This Ad Out-
IIf you know some man getting out of *
the service, or out of war work and e i
looking for a future that offers a good
e' income and a good life, cut this ad out
and send it to him. 0
Maybe his big opportunity lies right
a P mYOUR VICTORY PULPWOOD COMMIi EE..
YOUR VICTORY PULPWOOD COMMITTEE
J. B. WHITE
W. S. SMITH
CUBIE R. LAIRD C. N. JOHNSON
DON'T WASTE PRECIOUS TIME *
* CUT TOP QUALITY WOOD
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA