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VOLUME IX PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1946 NUMBER 17
BRAXTON McMULLEN HOME
ON LEAVE; SIGNS UP AGAIN,
T/5 Graxton McMullen returned
home Saturdlay of last week on a
90-day furlough after spending
three years in the army, 14 months
of which were spent in Alaska.
Brax has re-enlisted for another
.two-year stretch and will report
for duty at Ft. McPherson, Ga.,
on April 10.
CHOICE SHOULDER PATCH
FOR YE ED'S COLLECTION
T/Sgt. Merrell L. Hewett, who is
home on a 90-day furlough after
spending two years on Ascension
Island, has presented the editor
with a really choice shoulder patch
of the Ascension Island, garrison.
Ascension Island is just a speck
on the map of the South Atlantic
1326 miles off the South American
coast about halfway 'between South
America and Africa. It is a British
possession and, has an area of 34
WIMBERLY JOINS NAVY
George H. Wimberly Jr., son of
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Wimberly,
was enlisted in the navy January
15 at navy recruiting headquarters
in Jacksonville. George is a griadu-
ate of military school and also ot
-the cadet midshipman course of
the U. S. Maritime Service. He
hais, been assigned to the San
Diego, Calif., base for his "boot"
MAJOR .DICKENS IN HOSPITAL
Major B. H. Dickens, Jr., is in
City's Registration Books President's Ball Is
To Be Opened Wednesday To Be Held Tonight
The registration hooks of the ---
city of Port St. Joe will be opened March of DMmes Campaign In Gulf
next Wednesday, January 30, for County Will Close Next
the purpose of registering quall-1 Thursday
fied voters who desire to vote in
the city election to be held Febru- The big event of the March of
ary 19 to name five members of Dimes campaign which has been
the board of city commissioners. underway in Gulf county since Jan-
The books will be at the city uary 14. will be the annual Presi-
hall and those desiring to register dent's Birthday Ball 'to be held at
may do so lbetween-the hours of j the Centennial Auditorium tonight
9 and 12 a. m. and 2 and 5 p. m. beginning at 9 o'clock. Music for
each day except Sunday. The books the affair will be provided by tha
will be closed February S. Camp Gordon Johnston orchestra.
___ Joe Mira., chairman of the cam-
Final Figures In On pain, urges everyone to buy a
ticket for the dance, whether they
Victory Bond Drive attend or not, for, as he points out,
"All the money received' in this
Gulf County Makes But 52.9 Per campaign is divided into two parts.
Cent of $115,000 Quota Half remains in Gulf county to
piiovide direct aid 'to infantile par-
Final figures released on the alysis patients. It is used by the
Victory Bond Drive show that Gult Gulf County Chapter of the Na-
county made but 52.9 per cent or tional Foundation for Infantile
its quota of $115,000 for, all issues. Paralysis for medical and nursing
E Bond quota was $56,000 and care, hospitalization, physical ther-
we bought $29,276 worth, or 52.2 apy treatments, orthopedic equip-
per cent; %% Certificates pur- nment and appliances, andi all other
chase& came to $24,634; 2%% services necessary to the complete
Treasury Bolnds came to $1001, care of poliomyelitis, patients.
and 21%/% Treasury Bonds, $6000. "The other half goes, to head-
Total for all issues was $60.910. quarters of the national founda-
tion for emergency aid in epidem-
S' ics. for training professional per-
Drive For Used Clothing sonnel in care and treatment
Going Full Blast In Citymethods, for education and the
vital program of scientific research
Have you gathered up your oldwhich is our only hope of finally
Have you gathered up your old wininga nut this drnead. dis.p.ae.
the hospital at Camp Blanding sut- discarded dresses, suits, shoes and
fering from rheumatism in both what-have-you and delivered them
arms. He has just "recently. re- to the clothing depot yet? Only
turned from 20 months,' service in one more week left to do this.
the South Pacific. worthwhile job for suffering hu-
manity-and it won't cost you a
HOME ON FURLOUGH dime.
,Sgt. Alfred Rhame.s arrived here It is estimated that 'the hundred
Tuesday from Fort Bragg, N. C., million garments set as the goal
ifor a 30-day furlough to be spent in this drive will save the lives of
with his, parents at Highland, View. 25,000,000 destitute and' practically
Alfred has re-enlisted' for another naked people in the colder cli-
year's service, j mates of the war-torn countries.
Remember what the Good Book
CHATHAM DISCHARGED says: "Do unto others as you !
Thomas C. Chathgm received his would, have others do unto, you."
discharge from the navy Monday You will never have a better oP-
at the naval personnel separation portunity to do a good deed any
center, Jacksonville. easier.
iSo if all the civic, religious, la- I
DISCHARGED |bor and other organizations will
S. J. Cucchiari received' his dis- pitch in, and with each individual
charge last. week from the AAF doing his or her part, we'll bury
after two years' service and now the, Florida Power Corporatioin of-
rates Civilian 1/c. fice and the old ration board office
t under an avalanche of clothing as
HOME ON LEAVE we did last year.
William Trawick, AM 2/c, who is And, if you so desire, you may
stationed at Lakehurst, N. J., is attach a "good will" note to each
home on a tw,o weeks' leave with garment. ,
his mother and, family, Mr. and L. P. Sutton, chairman in charge
Mrs. Oscar Roberts. of the drive, has named as his as-
sistants, Frank Hannon for Port
NEED ANY HELP? St. Joe, W., H. Weeks at HighlandI
Any of youse guys in or ;out of View, W. S. Love In Oak Grove;
the service who want or need ad- and Pat Bray at the Stn Joe Lum-
vice in regard to your life insur- ber & Export Company.
.ance, service connected, can get it ---- --
from Buck Alexander free of cost. EXECUTIVE BOARD TO MEET
--- ----- The executive board; of the. Port
EDWARD BARTEE PROMOTED j St. Joe Woman's Club will meet at
Ediward Bartee, son of Mrs. C. 3:45 Wednesday afternoon at the
E. Boyer. who is attending Geor- j home of IMrs. B. H. Dickens.
gia Military College at Milledge-' ---- _-----
wville, Ga., has been promoted to On Trip To Arkansas
'cadet techilical sergeant. He Is the Mrs. J. L. Temple, and Mrs. Tom
first student to have been pro- Thompson left Wednesday for Ar-
mnoted to this rank in 24 years, as kansas for a visit with friends
always in the past a regular army and relatives. They will be accom-
man has held the position. panied home by Mr. Thompson's
Returns To College -
Mrs. Verna Smith and daughter, Move Here To Make Home
Mrs. Marigene Taunton. motored Mr. and Mrs. Jonny Howell have
to6 Auburn. Ala.. last week-end. moved here from Tuscaloosa, Ala.,
ilarigene returned to college there and will make this city their home.
after several weeks here on vaca- Mr. Howell is employed at the St.
Ition. Joe Paper Company.
"This intensive fight exists only
by and ^through youL continuing
support, and -the March of Dimes
campaign, January 14 to 31, gives
all of us an opportunity to join
this important crusade."
Charles E. Stebel Died of
Heart Attack Yesterday
We learned yesterday as we
were going to press that Charles
E. Stebel died' suddenly of a heart
attack yesterday morning at his
home in White City.
We understand, the, body will be
taken to Pahokee for burial.
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Last week Miller's Drug Store
placed ,a six-inch by two column
advertisement in The Star of-
.,fering a $2 jar of throat cream
for $1. Instructions were to run
,the ad four times. Monday after-
noon Mr. Campbell called up
and s'aidf to stop the ad as he
had only 12 dozen (144) jars of
the cream .and that they had all
Mrs. Ralph. Williams placed a
small classified ad in the same
issue advertising a sewing ma-
chine and paid to have the ad
rnn two week's. Friday noon she
called up frantically on the tele-
phone and told us to take the
ad out, that s'he had, sold the
machine and was swamped with
Grady Alanasco also ventured
50 cents last week on a classi-
fied ad offering New Hampshire
Red hens for sale at $2 a throw,
and informed, us that if he didn't
get results he'd be back for his
money. We saw him Monday
afternoon and he gleefully told
us he had sold 1.5 o' the 30 hens
he had offered for sale.
Yep, advertising doesn't cost
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i Chestnut and Evans
Qualify As Candidates
*For City CommissioE
We learned yesterday just as we
were about to go to press that J.
R. Chestnut and Roy EvAs had
qualified with the city clerk as
candidates for members of the
board of city commissioners at 'the
city election to be held February
19 at which time an entire new
board of five commissioners will
We. were unable to contact the
two gentlemen yesterday, but an-
ticipate statements from them for
our next issue.
Polly Balfe To Enter
U. S. Senatorial Race
Mrs. Polly Rose Balfe of Fort
Lauderdiale, the first woman ever
to qualify for the United States
senate, Saturday entered the race
for the seat to be vacated by Sen-
ator Charles .O0: Andrews when his
term expires, in 1947. The Star, in
last Friday's issue, predicted that
she would be a candidate.
Only other candidate to qualify
to date is Spessard Holland.
Other announced candidates for
Andrews' toga are William A. Ben-
nett of St. Petersburg, Don Searle
of Hollywood, and J. Mark Wilcox.
Camp Gordon Johnston
To Close In Few Months
Camp Gordon Johnston, $10,000,-'
000 army amphibious training cen-
te.r, will be on the war depart-
ment's inactive list "by early sum-
mer" and the first echelons of of-
ficers and men and' equipment will
start leaving early next month, ic-
cording to Col. W: H. Holcombe,
He said, the first officers anlx
men and. 75 DUKWs (amphibious
trucks) will leave Gordon Johns-
ton the first week in February for
Fort 1]ustis, Va. The initial cadre
will go there, to establish on the
James River, near Newport News,
an amphibious and harborcraft
training base at the cantonement
which, 'through World War II, hact
been a coast artillery training
Colonel Holcombe said it is his
opinion that Camp Cordon Johns-
ton "definitely will be on the
standby list by early summer and
will be turned over to mainten-
ance men of the post engineers."
While the DUKW nnits are
slated to go to Virginia in Febru-
ary, Colonel Holcombe was not
certain when Harlborcraft, the only
principal remaining units, will pull
Carl Harman, brother of Mrs. A.
M. Jones, died Monday at Mont-
.'oniery. Ala. Funeral services
were held Tuesday. Mrs. Jones
was at his bedside at the time or
his passing and returned home
with Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Tomlln-
son. who attended' the last rites.
Here On Belated Honeymoon
l 1ajor and Mrs. J. C. Herring of
(Colnimbus. Ga.. spent the week-end
here on a bela.ted hlon.eymnoon as
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon
Visiting Relatives In Tennessee
Mrs. E. M. Godfrey III, left last
week for Knoxville, Tenn., to yisit
with Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Godfrey
Jr., and other relatives.
Quake Gives Dave
Maddox Big Scare
Island of Espiritu Santo In New
Hebrides Rises Up On Hind
Legs and Shakes Like Dog
'Es.piritu Santo, N. H.
January 6, 1946.
Dear Editor 'Bill-As a rule there
isn't anything to write about out
liare, but this .morning we had
plenty of excitement. '
At 7 o'clock I was awakened
by a shock that threw me out of
my bunk. I got up and made a
dash (.or rather a fall) for the
door. The hut was shaking some-
thing terrible.- By that time -Ire-
alized it was another earthquake.
When I 'reached the door I could
see the ground jumping like the
hut was. The palm trees were
shaking like sea oats in a hurri-
cane and .coconuts were falling
like hail. The hutis, began to fall
down and men too. I'm telling you'
that Fred Maddox' boy was one
scared child. I wasn't by myself,
either. Some of the fellows were
just about hysterical. It lasted' so
long and such awful noises were
being made. The shocks continued
until about 12:30.
There have .been three earth-
quakes since I've been here, but
this one was by far the worst. It
has broken all the water pipes,
and torn down light and telephone
wires. The earth has' large. cracks
in it in some places, and along
the waterfront the ground has
settled as much as 24 inches' in
some places. Pier four' is useless
and pier three is damaged.
The ships tied up at the piers
were shaken so hard that the
men sleeping there were awakened.
Some of the lines that the ships
were tied; up with were broken.
Foar about five minutes after the
first shock was over the whole is-
land just rocked sideways in a
swaying manner like a skiff boat
in a little chop. A guy really
nee2'ed sea legs to walk then. All
day we have Deen feeling more
shocks, but they are quite mild
compared to'the first one. I hope
it is over now.
I sure will be glad when I can
get back to the Florida sand
where. they don't have any-such
I've been scared before, but I
could always think of something
that I could, do to protect myself
some way, to 'take shelter or.
something, but I've never felt so
helpless, before. There just isn't
anything you can do or anywhere
1 expect to leave here about
February, so will soon be seeing
Dave Maddox, Qm 3/c.
HOUSE IN QUARTERS
IS GUTTED BY FIRE
'What could have really become
a rip-snorting blaze occurred Fri-
day in the colored quarters when
a house belonging to Damon Pe-
ters was almost totally destroyed
The blaze apparently had made
considerable headway liefore it
was- discovered, and flames were
shooting high in the air from the
tinde.r-dry building when the fire
truck arrived,. Quick action in lay-
ing several hose lines confined the
blaze to the one building, but for
a time it looked as though closely
a'ljoining houses would also lie-
come victims of old Demon Fire.
Loss of Building and contents la
estimated at approximately $1500,
The battle which he relinquished at his change of ownership.
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W. S. SMi-TH, Editor
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Our Country Iti Right or Wrong
A LIVING MEMORIAL
More striking than any monument that
mray be erected to the memory of Franklin
D. Roosevelt is the organized fight against
infantile paralysis which he inaugurated, per-
sonally symbolized in his lifetime, and unified
by founding the National Foundation for In-
MINUTES OF CITY COMMISSION
Minutes of regular meeting
of the City Commission of
the City of Port St. Joe
held in the City Hall on
October 16, 1945, at 8 p. m.
'Meeting was held, at this time
*with Commissioners Sharit, Soule
and Smith and Clerk Tomlinson
T. M. Schneider requested' per-
nit for American Legion to spon-
sort tax exempt carnival during
week of October 22nd, said- request
The Clerk was authorized' to is-
sue additional alcoholic beverages
in accordance with ordinances now
.now iIIn e':r
*Salary of Jake Hersey, police of-
ficer,, was ordered changed to
$166.50 per month.
The Clerk was instructed to no-
tify Police Chief Rowan to notify
the Commission or City Clerk be-
fore leaving town.
There being no further business
'the Commission adiourn'ed.
Minutes of regular meeting
of the City Commission of
the City of Port St. Joe
held in the: City Hall on
November 7, 1945, at 8 p.m.
Regular -meeting was held at
this time with Commissioners
Sharit and Soule, Clerk Tomlinson
and Attorney Lewis pre.sen.t.
Written application for franchise
to operate a Transit Company In
and though the City of Port St.
Joe under the following conditions
was presented by George G. Tap-
per andl Basil E. Kenney, Jr.:
1. The City of Port St. Joe shall
receive 2 per cent of the gross rev-
enue derived from the operating
of the Transit Company.
2. We agree, to reimburse the
City for any expense which .they
Light incur in the issuing of this
3. We agree to accept recom-
mendations from the. City Com-
mission, which they might see, fit
to offer from time to *time, for the
improvement of the transit serv-
ice for -the people of Port St. Joe.
4. This service to commence op-
eration on a date which is agreed
upon (4y the Commission and us,
taking in-to consideration the pres-
ent limitations on securing ade-
The Clerk and Attorney were
-Instructed, 'to get copy of franchise
given 'to transit companies by the
cities of Panama City and' Talla-
hassee for information of this
Commission and consideration at
its first meeting in. December.
Authority was given to issue
check to Dr. L. H. Bartee cover-
Ing collection from Salvation Army
death was bequeathed to- the American pub-
lic which so generously, during the past thir-
teen years, supported the war against the
When the war against infantile paralysis is
finally -wodn and the disease wiped out, history
will record the name of Franklin D. Roose-
velt at the top of the list of those responsible.
We can help bring that victory nearer.
Every resident of Port St. Joe has the oppor-
tunity to join, the March of Dime's. Dime by
dime there is being'built a living monument
to one of the greatest humanitarians of all
time, and speeding the conquest of that insidi-
ous disease-infantile paralysis.
If you haven't yet sent in your March of
Dimes card or made your- contribution to this
great cause, do so today, for soon the drive
will be ended. Remember it might be your
child who is next struck downp.
Atomic energy may eventually control the
weather, we are told. Which would mean
government rule, and that's not for us. Un-
satisfactory as the weather now is, it would
be even worse if the bureaucrats at Washing-
ton got hold of it. -Grit.
treatment plant was, authorized
and instructions given him to ad-
vise them balance would be au-
thorized soon after first of year.
Application for construction of
metal garage -build-ing was not ap-
proved, the Clerk being instructed
to require builders to conform to
by the City for a local aid case.
The Clerk was instructed to de-
termine if the. Florida State Com-
missioner of Agriculture has juris-
5nfJn i v S Ui m I u dini de icesS
tcn overpmeasuring rdv
used by dealers. in domestic or present ordinances.
butane gas. Attorney Lewis was instructed
a a a request to negotiate with the State Road
Mayor Sharit explained, request
Mayor i elin- apartment chairman for cancel-
submitted to him for installing parent chairman for cancel-
lation of old bills for street work.
loudspeaker in the downtown area le Clerk was authorized to
for ,purpose of broadcasting re-
igious services engage B. W. ells, Jr., tO retrace
1 inch to 400 feet scale map of
D. \V. Smith resuested permis- ti t o of $50.00
sion to erect community store at eciy r sum o 0
corner of 9th Street and Long Payment of old invoices due Ap-
corner of 9th Street and Long alachicola Northern Railroad and
Avenu requesd t Qiality Grocery by the hospital
1ot and block number anl advise with current bills pe-
ti Clerk so the .City Attorney -
could investigate zoning ordinance,se Ce a authorized to sell
There being no further business fallen trees in paak area to licensed
There being no further business wood dealers.
the. Commission adjourned. *
the Commission adjourned. The Clerk was instructed to
have Dare inspect and repair all
wood bridges within the city and
of the City Commission of
-oftheCityCofmotsio. pour concrete floor in catch basin
at corner of'16th Street and Gar-
held in the City Hall on rison Avenue.
December 4, 1945, 8 p. m. The attorney reported he had
Regular meeting of the Commis- not been able to prepare revised
sion was held' at this time with garbage, collection ordinance, but
Mayor-Ciommissioner Sharit, Corn- will do so at the earliest date pos-
missioners Soule and' Smith, Clerk sible.
Tomlinson and Attorney Lewis There being no further business
present. the Commission adjourned.
Minutes of previous meetings
wc.re read and' approved. 'Minutes of the Tax Equaliz-
, The Clerk reported corres-poa- ing Board of the City of
dence from Commissioner of Ag- Port St. Joe held in the
riculture Mayo's' office advising It City Hall on December 12,
would be some time before facili- 1945, at S p. m.
ties will be, available, for his of- Meeting of the tax equalizing
fice to check measuring devices board was held at this time with
used by domestic gas companies. J L. Sharit, H. W. Soule and Wat-
Attorney Lewis reported he has son Smith members of' the City
just received copy of franchise Commission who constitute said
ordinance of the City of Tallahas- board present together with M. P.
see to its transit company and Tomlinson, City Auditor asd Clerk,
due to fact he had not thoroughly as Clerk of same.
gone over it andi applicants for Mrs. Sanders Chitty appeared
similar franchise from this city 'supporting her objection filed with
were not present no further dis- the Clerk as to assessment of lots
cussion was held at this time. 27 and 29 in block 52 which sala
Bill from Faulk and Coleman for objection requested homestead ex-
Street Maintenance amounting to emption from both lots whereas
F9,921.56 was approved. Payment lot 27 is assessed; as exempt anti
of this amount to be made $2500.00 lot 29 .taxable. Discussion of the
by February 1, 1946, and balance property disclosed lot 27 ihas a
January 1, 1917, in accordance with single dwelling occupied by Mrs.
agreement at .time of contracting Chit.ty and lot 29 two dwellings
For work. which are being occupied by ten-
iPreliminairy budget proposal was ants for, rent. It was ordered that
presented to each Commissioner listing of this property remained
for study prior to meeting of tax as is in respect to exemption as
equalizing board advertised for hometsead and valuation of lot 29
TDcember 12, 1945. be changed from $3000.00 to $2,.
The Clerk was instructed to 425.00. Mrs. Chitty stated this
have Dare mark parking lines In would be agreeable to her.
front of Costin building in Block The Clerk reported, the follow-
2 and' police to enforce proper ing changes that -in his. opinion
parking, should 'be made due to oversight
Payment of $500.00 on account when making assessment:
due Smith & Gillespie for engin- Lots 9-11, Block 62 Change
eering work on proposed water L from taxable to homestead due to
passage, which motion was duly Thereupon Commissioner Smith
adopted' and Ordinance Nol 98X moved the rules be waived fur-
was read its third time in full.
Thereupon Mayor Commissioner
Shari't announced: Ordinance No.
98X has been read its, third time
in full and, is now on final pass-
age. Upon call of the roll on final
passage of Ordinance No. 98X the
vote was: Ayes, Commissioners
Soule and Smith and Mayor-Com-
missioner Sharit. Nays: None.
Thereupon Mayor Commissioner
Sharit proclaimed Ordinance No.
9SX has been adopted and. enacted
and the City Auditor and ClerIr
was instructed- to have it recorded
in ordinance record- book immedi-
their and' Ordinance No. 99X be
read its' third time in full and
placed in final passage, which mo-
tion was duly adopted and Ordin-
ance No. 99X was read its third
time in full.
Sharit announced Ordinance No.
99X has been read- its third time
in full and is now on final pass-
age. Upon the call of' the roll on
final passage of Ordinance N|o. 99X
the vote was: Ayes, Commission-
ers Soule and Smith and Mayor- I
Commissioner Sharit. Nays: None.
Sharit procl-tiied Ordinance No.
Mayor Sharit called for cons-id- 99X has been enacted and adopted
eration of budget for year' 1946 and the City Auditor and' Clerk
which. was adopted as follows:: was instructed to have it recorded
Police Department -----...$ 9400.00 in ordinance book immediately.
Scavenge Department 6450.00 There being no further business
Executive. Department -- 2400.00 the Commission adjourned.
Fire Department -------- 5000.00 -- -
S'reet Lights ----------- 680.00 E' 2d The Star to a friend.
MONEY TO T.(1AN
-- NO RED TAPE-
IT ONLY TXKES ABOUT FIVE MINUTES
TO GET UP TO $300.00!
Confidential Loan Co.
PORT ST. JOE
Martin s Beaach Club 1
Now Under New Management
W. V. (BILL) PEEKE
On the Gulf Between
y Port St. Joe and
g DINE AND DANCE EVERY NIGHT
0 Specializing in
FRIED CHICKEN AND STEAK
Also Sandwiches and Refreshments
We Take Pleasure In Serving You On Birthdays,
Anniversaries and All Occasions
---- -- ------------- ----- --- ,
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25,. 1946
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULFCOUNTY, FLORIDA
Lots 2-4-6-S, Block 31 Change
from $24,665.00 to $2,665.00 due to
fire during 1944 destroying build-
Lots 9 11, Block 37 Change
from taxable to homestead due to
change o'f ownership.
said corrections being ordered
made by the equalizing board.
There being ino further com-
plaints filed or persons present
relative to assessments, the meet-
ing adjourned' as the tax equaliz-
ing board and while assembled met
as the City Commission.
Whereupon Commissioner Soule
introduced Ordinance No. 9SX en-
titled, as follows:
"An OrdinanceLevying Licenses
and Occupation Taxes On Persons
Engaged In Or Carrying On Cer-
tain Businesses, Professions, Priv-
fleges Or Occupations In the City
,-f Port St. Joe, and Penalties for
ihe Non-payment Thereof."
Thereupon Commissioner Smith
moved the rules be waived and
Ordinance No. 98X be read a sec-
ond time by its title only, which
motion was, duly adopted and Or-
dinance No. 98X was read a sec-
ond time by its title only.
Thereupon Commissioner Sioule
moved the rules, be further waived
and Ordinance No. 98K be read its
third time and placed on final
Office Expense -------- 4600.00
Legal Expense ---------- 550.00
'Street Maintenance ------ 7500.00
Park Maintenance- ---- 3100.00
Contingencies ------- 248.91
Smith Engineering & Con-
struction Co. and; Faulk
& Coleman 7671.09
Public Buildings ---------1700.00
Total General Fund __$50,400.00
Interest & Sin-king Fund 13,700.00
Construction Fund ------ 4,800.00
TOTAL BUDGET --$68,900.00
with the understanding amounts
shown for Smith Engineering and
Construction Company and Faulk
& Coleman is to be paid' from first
fund's available after first of year.
Thereupon Commissioner Smith
introduced Ordinance No. 99X en-
titled as follows:
"An Ordinance Relating To the
Assessment and Levy of Taxes In
the City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
for the Year A. D. 1945."
which was read its first time in
Thereupon Commissioner Soule
moved' the rules, be waived and
Ordinance No. 99X be read a sec-
ond time by its title only, which
motion was duly adopted and Or-
dinance No. 99X was read its sec-
ond time by title only.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1946 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE THREE
* C. G. Costin Jr., left yesterday
for Gainesville, where he will en-
ter the University of Florida.
For Those Who Think
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look sloppy and unattractive.
Better keep yours in repair
and well polished,. Let us be
your footwear valets.
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 1946 4
9:45-Bible School for all.
10:55-Mornifng Worship. Sermon Topic:
6:25-Baptist Training Union.
7:30-Evening Worship. Sermon topic:
"The NECESSITY of the New Birth."
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MRS. BAGGETT HOSTESS TO
BAPTIST CIRCLE NO. ONE
Circle No. 1 of the Baptist W.
M. U. met with Mrs. J. 0. Baggett
Monday afternoon at her home on
Mrs. Baggett, program chairman,
opened, the. meeting with group
singing. The topic for discussion,
"The World--Our Field," was then
taken up. Prayer was given by
Mrs. C. M. Palmer followed by
an interesting talk by Mrs. C. A.
McClellan, "We Must Lengthen
the Cords and Strengthen the
Stakes." Mrs. Baggett also gave a
talk on "Christ, Our Authority."
M.rs. Palmer, circle chairman,
then took charge of the meeting.
Minutes were read and approved,
reports from chairniii were given
and 102 coupons for the children's
home were turned in. An open dis-
cussion on the clothes drive for
distressed nations was then held
and all were urged to make con-
tributions at the earliest possible
time, as. January 31 is the deatd-
line. The collection amounted to
$9.65. The meeting was then ad-
journedi with prayer by Mrs. Daisy
During the social hour the hos-
tess served sandwiches, cookies
and coca-colas to the eight mem-
BAPTIST CIRCLE MEETS
WITH MRS. DAUGHTRY
Circle No. 2 of the Baptist W.
M. U. met Monday afternoon at
the home ,of Mrs. W. J. Daughtry
on Fourth Street.
The devotional was given by
Mrs. W. I. Garden, followed with
prayer by Mrs.. W. C. Pridgaon.
The minutes were read and ap-
proved, reports were received.
from all committees, and a collec-
tion of $4.29 taken up. There were
fourteen members, arid' two visitors
present.. The meeting was then ad-
journed by Mrs. Daughtry, chair-
man ,of the circle.
After the meeting the hostess
served delicious, tuna salad, sal-
tines, fruitcake and coca-colas.
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Your doctor's prescription is a valuable
document. More than a piece of paper
bearing queer words and odd characters,
it represents his years of training, expe-
rience and skill applied directly to your
individual case. As such, the prescription
deserves the care and accuracy exercised
by our registered pharmacists and the
purity and uniformity of the prescription
chemicals and drugs we dispense.
We use Merck Prescription Chemicals
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
Claude Gautreaux and
Miss Ruby Knight Wed
Claude Gautreaux, son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. F. Gautreaux of this
city, and. Miss Ruby Knight, daugh-
ter of Mr. -and Mrs.. Allen Knight
of Thibodaux,, La., were united in
the holy bonds of matrimony on
Sunday, January 13, the ceremony
taking place at St. Joseph Catho-
lic Church, Thibodlaux, La., at 3
p. m., with the Rt. Rev. Monsignor
A. F. Ravoire officiating.
The wedding party entered to
the strains: of the Wedding March,
the bride on the arm of her father,
who gave her in marriage. She was
lovely in her gown of silk faille
tnd lace, made on very becoming
lines with the skirt ending in a
long train. Her veil of illusion was
i.lid to the head by a coronet of
addedd pearls, the veil falling
gracefully to the end of the train.
-!he carried a large bouquet of
Miss Ruth He.nbert was maid ,of
honor, and the bridesmaids, wer;-
Miss Mary Teresa Knight, Miss
Anna Mae Thibodaux, nieces of
the bride. andi Miss Doris Tros-
clair. Mr. Gautreaux had as best
man Euclid Knight, brother of
the bride, and the gsroomsme.n
were Messrs. Nolan Boudreaux,
Stanley Hcbert and Richard Thi-
'Mrs. Knight, mother *of the
bride, and Mrs. Gautreaux, mother
of the groom, were dressed. in
navy blue costumes with corsages
of pink camellias.
A reception was held' at the
home of the bride's brother, Ben-
nie Knight, following which the
newlyswedis left on a honeymoon
trip to New Or.leans. The bride
chose as a traveling suit a light
The young couple will make
their home in Port St. Joe., where
Claude is employed, by the St. Joe
N. W. COAST BAPTIST ASSN.
TO MEET IN APALACHICOLA
The Northwest Coast Baptist
Woman's Missionary Union Asso-
ciation will meet with the Ap-
alachicola church Thursday, Janu-
ary 31. The meeting will open at
11 a. m. eastern standard time.
Thirteen churches of the associa-
tion will be represented, and it is
I expected .that a large delegation
from the Port St. Joe church will
be in attendance.
Mrs. Fred S. MdLean announces
the engagement and approaching
marriage of her sister, Miss' Jull-
ane Hinson to Sg't. Jackson L.
Schoelles, USM.CR, son of Mr. and
Mrs. 0. W. Schoelles of Apalachi-
A Martin Theatre
" .?- Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 0. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
LAST TIME FRIDAY
NEWS and CARTOON
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
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January 28 and 29
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METHODST W. S. C. S. Birth Announcements
The Woman's Society of Chris- Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Lewis aa-
tian Se.rvice of the Methodist onunce the birth of a daughter,
Church met at the church Monday Annette Cheryl, on January 17 at
afternoon with Mrs. J. L. T9.mple the municipal hospital.
in charge in the absence of the Mc H T E
president, Mrs. R. G. Boyles. MRS. McLEAN HOSTESS TO
Taking part in the program, BRIDGE AND RUMMY CLUB
"The Stewardship of Peace," were Mrs. Fred McLean was hostess
Mrs. Winston Jones, Mrs. Frank to the Wednesday night bridge
Manning, Mrs. Bob Smith, Mrs.. ad rummy club this week at her
Miles Hurlbut, Mrs.. Temple and home on McCellian Avenue.
Mrs. Ralph Swatts. Bridge and rummy were enjoyed
The Mary Vic Mauck Circle will during, the evening with high prize
meet next Monday with Mrs. H going to Mrs. Win-ston Jones and
C. Brown; the Ruth Lawrence low prize to Mrs. Roy Gaskin.
Circle with Mrs. G. C. Adkins and I The hostess served delicious re-
the Susie Peach Foster Circle with i freshments *to Mescdames Gaskin,
M1rs. Dorothy Speakman. Jones, Walter Johnson, D. B. Lay,
es e I Arthur Bryan and Tom Mitchell
Advertising doesn't cost-it PAYS! and Miss Sara Martin.
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AVOIDING THEIR ENEMIES
THE LILIUS JEWELRY CO,
has the power to present to
you the birthstone of your
choosing regardless of
the month i. we have the
stone and the ring that will
please. Come to us for Gar-
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who have birthdays in Janu-
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1946
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PAGE .EIGHT THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1946
i TES-11/j cents per o:-d( lor one inser-
i1 n (count. initials ,iid figures as single
S-is); miininum c..aige 30 cents. Addi-
1 injl insertions of same ad take lower
I ,e. To e, minate bookkeeping, all ads
oi dst be paid for at time of first insertion.
AUTOMATIC GAS Water Heater,
30 gallon capacity; practically
nsw; $70. See J. F. Miller, Oak
COAL HEATER-IIn excellent con-
dition; ne.w grates. See W. 'Rd"'
CHICKENS-20' to 30 hens, on"
rooster; 4A Grade New Hamp-
shire Reds, 11 months old; $2 each.
G. Manasco, House Np. 700, Ken-
ney's Mill. 1-25"
FENCE POSTS-Can furnish cy-
press or pine posts, 'any length,
at nominal cost. See I. C. Lupton,
corner of Eighth Street and Long
OUTBOARD MOTOR 51/ h. P.
Johnson. See Gus Creech at the
Creech & Brooks Laundry. 12-14
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
NICE HOMES FOR SALE Lo-
cated in .Ba'y View Heights and
Highland View. See J. S. Shirey.
Phone 23-J.. 1-litf
REAL ESTATE WANTED
WANTED TO BUY-'-Three or four
3 or 4-bedroom houses. What
have you got? Dr. L. H. Bar-
tee, Port St. Joe. 1-lltt
WANTED TO RENT
WANTED TO RENT Two-bed-
room house; unfurnished. S'ee E.
H. Vittum. ,2-1*
APARTMENTS FIOR RENT
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. 8-3
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-Lifetinme Shaeffer fountain
pen, black with gold top. Return
to Frank Hannon, St. Joe Motor
Co. Reward. 1
LOST-4Small black cocker-spaniel i
dog. Answers to name "Goofy." i
Ple-ase return to D. B. Barineau. I
INCOME TAX EXPERTS
DONIT WAIT till the'last few days
about yo tr 1945 income tax. Se,!
Conklin and Carter, Costin Build-
ing. 1-11 2-1
Panama Sheet Metal Works
ANYTHING IN SHEET NIETAL
L. T. Thompson E. W. Wood
635-37 E. Coastal Highway
Phone 1589 P. 0. Box 647
PANAMA CITY, FLA. 2-S*
J. P. BASS, Owner 914tf
SCRATCH PADS 4 x 7 inches,
100 sheets, to pad. Blue, or white
bond paper; 3 x 5-inch, about 40
sheets to pad, white only; 15c per
pound. The Star. 10-12 tf
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See Eddie Beverly
in the Sheffield colored quarters
Riev. D. Langston, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6C:0 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:0O p. i.--Evening Worship.
Woman's Society meets Mon-
days at 3 p. m. Prayer meeting,
Bible study and choir practicE
Wednesday at 7:30 p. m.
Rev. W. A. Daniel, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school each
Sunday; Jimmy Greer. supt.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
First and third Sundays.
Services at Beacon Hill every
first and third Sunday night.
Cecil Coistin Jr.. had as his
guests over the week-end, Ensigns
Mace, Menefee, Johnson and Otte,
all from the naval air station at
Mrs. J. E. Pridgeon and Mrs. M.
G. Brock of Wewahitchka were
visitors here last Saturday.
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION
Notice is hereby given that the
registration bcoks of the City or
Port St. Joe, Florida, will be open
for the purpose of registration of
all qualified electors who are qual-
ified under Ordinance No. 35X and
Chapter 18816 Laws of Florida,
Acts of 1937.
Said books will be, opened on
January 30, 1946, and will remain
open for registration purposes un-
til February 8, 1946, between the
hours of 9 o'clock A. M. and. 12 A.
M., andl 2 o'clock P. M. until 5
o'clock P. M. each day except Sun-
days and holidays. All persons de-
siring to register shall call at the
City Hall for such purpose.
M. P. TOMLINSON,
City Auditor and Clerk,
1-18 Registration Officer.
2-1 City of Port St. Joe, Fla.
NOTICE TO APPEAR
In the Circuit Court, Gulf Coun-
ty, Florida, IN CHANCERY.
Opal Lunsford Perez. Plaintiff,
Angelo D. Perez, Plaintiff.
THE- STATE OF FLORIDA:
To: Angelo D. Periez.
You are hereby notified and or-
dered to appear on the 11th day
of February A. D. 1946, before the
above styled court to the bill of
complaint for divorce filed- against
you in the above entitled cause.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal at Wewahitchka. Gulf County.
Florida, this I.th day of January,
J. R. HUNTER,
Clerk of Circuit Court,
(Court Seal) Gulf County, Fla.
E. CLAY LEWIS. Jr. 1-18
Attorney for Plaintiff. 2-8
NOTICE OF REGULAR
Notice is hereby given that the
regular municipal- election for the
election of five City Commissioners
for the full term of two years for
the City of Port St. Joe will be
held in the City Hall in the City
of Port St. Joe on Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 19, 1946.
The polls will open at 7 o'clock
A. M. and close, at 7 o'clock P. M.
Eastern Standard: Time.
1-18 M. P. TOMLINSON,
2-15 City Auditor and Clerk.
NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME
uc~i- u is 5 V ivt lr iii. u +untt
.oLice is herley gvn LInthat pursuant to
MASONIC TEM PLE F &. A M- Chapter 20953, Laws of Florida, Acts of
MASONIC TEMPL th ... .....- persons initcl to
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular register with ,i.. i. iof the Circuit Court
meetings 2nd and 4th Fri- of Gulf County, Florida, four weeks after
days each month, 8:00 p rnthe first publication of this notice, the
daysI fictitious name or trade name under which
Members urged to attend; liluv wilben gaged in bsiessal inhi1ch
visiting brothers welcome. G. W. aidl business is to be carried on, to-wit:
Cooper, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec. I 0oYvuIs I)I:P.lRTMENT STORE, Port St.
Work in E. A. Degree and appien- e' Florida.
E.A.Deg dappen- I G. BOYLES.
twice Friday night. I 1-11 2-1 .., A. COLEMAN.
OLD, AND NEW WORK
REASONABLE PRICES and GUARANTEED WORK
Let Us Make You An Estimate Free of Charge
E. C. HARDEN, Jr.
KENNEY ON-FOREST BOARD
At a conference of the For:,est
Farmers Association held Satur-
day in Birmingham, Ala., Basil E.
Kenney of this city was named as
one of two Florida state directors.
Has Dinner Guests
Mrs. Pearl Smith had as her din-
ner guests last Sundiay, Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Kelley and Mr. and Mrs.
A. E. Williams of Pensacola and
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Williams and
children and Mrs. C. C. Williams
and grandson of this city.
Attending Baptist Convention
Those attending the Baptist state
convention in Jacksonville this
week are Rev. R. F. IHallford, Mrs.
El. C. Cason, Luther Carden and
P. B. Fairley, Jr.
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To Make Home In Mississippi,'
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. McCoy left
Sunday for Gulfport, Miss., where
they will make their home.
C. G. Costin left Monday on a
business trip to Baltimore, Md.
Returns To Washington
Miss Frane Thomas will leave
today to return to her home in
Washington, D. C., after visiting
here for two weeks with her moth-
er and sister, Mrs. Thomas and
Mrs. Hilton Lewis.
RON HAUTEY CUBAN RUM
89 PROOF Was $4.66 $3 25
HAVANA CLUB Puerto Rican Rum $3 25
86 Proof Was $4.21. NOW.........---
RON CHIKOTO Puerto Rican Rum $3 25
86 Proof Was $4.21. NOW....... -w
ST JOE BAR'
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Here's a name that spells menu variety for you and your hard.
working family. Flowers Wheat Bread, the loaf that comes to you
in the pretty Sunbeam wrapper .the loaf with the homey, true
wheat flavor and delicious tender texture.
Ask your grocer for Flowers Wheat Bread next time you shop.
Remember, Flowers also bakes Sunbeam Bread, fastest-selling white
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1946
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Or Write P. 0. Box 170
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