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VOLUME IX PORT ST, JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1946 NUMBER 20
St. Joe Wins From
Then Lose Placing To Panama
City In Tourney Held
By WESLEY RAMSEY
St. Joe high's first opponent at
the district basketball tournament
held' in Panama City Thursday,
Friday and Saturday of last week
was Walton- high of DeFunlak
Springs. The local boys had beaten
'Walton in a previous game and
fel-t quite confident that they coulct
St. Joe started, off with a bang
in the first quarter and- piled up
eight counters to Walton's three.
Fouling by St. Joe 'helped their op-
ponents to a great extent.
During the second quarter the
score was almost doubled, with
St. Joe chalking 'up seven more
points and DeFuniak five' leaving
a score of 1,5-8 at the half. Our
home .team was well on the way
to winning the. game.
In the' third quarter the local
cagasters sunk'ten more points and
sacrificed eight additional points
to Walton. By this, time both
teams were tiring and playing
hard and deliberately.
In the final quarter the finish-
ing touches were applied with St.
Joe making six points and' Walton
six. The final whistle found a
score of 31-22 in favor of St. Joe.
The local team then lost its
placing to Bay high of Panama
City by a score'-of 4riti ro Pan-
ama City then played in the final
game with Marianna and lost.
Reason for the high score with
Bay high was that they switched
from their usual zone defense
method to man-to-man defense. St.
Joe had rarely met up with this
type of defense and so were un-
-- -)( _____
Kenney Qualifies For
Re-Election To Board
Basil E. Kenney, Jr., this week
qualified with Clerk J. R. Hunter
as a' candidate' for re-election to
the board of county commissioners
from the Fourth District. His an-:
nouncement appears on page three,
of this issue of The Star.
Jim Daniels, from the Second
District will also come up for re--
election. The, other three commis-
sioners will hold office for two
Rev Langston To Lose Foot
Mrs. 0. D. Langston left Wed-
nesday for Mobile, Ala., to be at
the bedside of her husband, Rev.
0. D. Langston, who has been ill
for the past several months. HeI
will undergo an operation to have
Ilis foot amputated. The entire
community wishes for him 'i rapid
Gilbert Home On Terminal Leave
'Warrant Officer W. P. '"Fonzo"
Gilbert arrived home yesterday orn
30 days terminal leave. He came
to the .States from Japan, landing
at Seattle, Wash.
4Sister Is Visitor
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Powell had
as their guest over the week-end
Mrs. Powell's sister, Mrs. Oyd Boss
of Slocomb, Ala.
Visiting Wife In South Florida I
E. M. Bowen left yesterday for
Fort Myers to visit with his wifeI
and family. .. .
Again We Apologize
Seems as though we're always
offering apologies to our readers
.for this and that, and this week
we apologize for omitting a num-
ber of stories (most of which
are good for next week), and
cutting down quite a few items
turned in to us. We just didn't
have time to get out additional
pages, what with the help situa-
tion the way it is.
In addition, we want to a-polo-
gize to B. W. Eells for cutting
his' Firestone ad down to three
columns from a full page, and to
Otto Anderson for squeezing his
St. Joe Motor Company ad into
a much smaller space than he
anticipated receiving. We just
didn't have the room and it
might be that this note of apol-
ogy will get squeezed out be-
fore we go to press.
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QUICKER SERVICE HERE
ON WEATHER FORECASTS
Horace Soule, local display man
for the weather bureau, informs us
that weather adivisorys in future
will come from Apalachicola in-
stead of by wire from Pensacola.
He states this will be. a consider-
able improvement over service in
the past, saving about two hours,
and will be especially valuable lo-
cally during the hurricane period.
FERRELL ALLEN i'S EXPECTED
Ferrell Allen phoned his wife
Tuesday from Seattle, Wash., In-
forming her that he expected to be.
Service Officer Daniel R. Roberts
Named By County Called By Death
Commissioners Funeral Services Held Last Friday
-- At Wewahitchka With Inter-
Pay To Come From Excess Paid j ment In Jehu Cemetery
By Racing; Take U4p $10,000 1
Worth of Canal Bonds Daniel R. Roberts, 79, father of
I Oscar Roberts of this city, passed
The board of county commis-; away Wednesday of last week at
sioners at its meeting last week | his. home on Burgess: Creek as the
named W. H. Linton as county result of a stroke suffered, a short
service officer to handle veteran time previously.
affairs in Gulf county. The count, funeral services were held last
will pay $100 per month toward Friday .at Wewahitchka with the
his salary and expenses for the next Rev. G. T. Hinton, pastor of the
eight months, the money to come Wewahitchka Baptist Church, con-
from receipts from the race, track ducting the last rites. Interment
fund which the board anticipates was in Jehb.u cemetery. Pallbearers
will be increased by $1200 for the
year 1945-46 over the amount it
expected 'to receive from this
source when the ,budget.was set up.
Linton was the only applicant for
Finding that there was in ex-
cess of $10,000 in the canal toll
fund. Clerk Joe Hunter was In-
structed by the board to contact
the Florida National Bank at Jack-
sonville, for the purpose of pur-
chasing $10,000 worth of canal
bonds at $103.50, plus accrued in-
A number of other matters of0
minor importance were taken care
of by the board and: the usual list
of warrants approved and ordered
paid from the various funds.
The Star has a list of the bills
paid, and anyone desirous of see-
ing ,it may call a't the office.
were J. E. Pridfgeon, Jesse Gaskin,
B. F. Lanier, Sam Husbandl, R. D.
Lister and G. W. White.
Mr. Roberts was born January
26, 1867, at Hacoda, Ala., coming
to Florida in 1922. For three years
prior to his death ,he. had lived at
Burgess Creek, acting as caretaker
of the fish camp operated by his
In addition to his son Oscar of
this. city, Mr. Roberts is survived
by two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Parker
of Laurel Hill, Fla., and Mrs. J. 0.
Carter of Coulmbus, Ga.; four
daughters, Mrs. C. T. Dauphin of
Trenton, Fla., Mrs. C. B. Bundrick
or Daytona Beach, Fla., Mrs. B. E.
Cumbie of Barto'w, Fla., and Mrs.
S. M. Thompson of Guthrie, Okla.;
18 grandchildren and, nine great-
The Star joins, with the entire
co-mmunity in e'Lt r-dbit! sympathy
to members of the family "in their
hour of bereavvement
Voters of St. Joe Go
To Polls Ttesday
To Name City Dads
Duncan Withdraws, Leaving Thir-
teen Candidates Seeking
Voters of Port St. Joe are ex-
pected- to trek to the polls, next
Tuesday!and, Cast the largest num-
ber of ballots ever recorded in thl
city during past elections, for an
entire new board of city commis-
sioners, five in number, is to be
named under an act passed at the
last session of the legislature in.-
creasing the number of seats on
the 'board: from three to five.
Fourteen candidates had quall-
fled for the election, but this week
J. W. Duncan withdrew his name,
leaving thirteen contenders for the
iive seats. Others in the race are
Horace W. Soule, Watson Smith
and J. L. Sharit, present members
of the board seeking re-election;'
J. R. Chestnut, B. B. Conklin, Roy
Evans, I. C. Ned'ley, Jack Fowler,
Ben C. Williams, J. S. Shirey, C.
H. "Whaley" Johnson, L. W. Owens
and one, lone woman, Mrs. R. R.
Speculation is rife.as to who the
five lucky (?) winners will be,
though practically everyone con-
cedes: that Mrs. Minus, will be at
the top of the:list for, it is pointed
out, the women of the city can
swing more votes than the mere
Number of votes -n-icess$iry for:
election is being figured in various
home in about ten days and, will Edward Eells left Wedinesday ways, based mainly on 600 ballots
receive his discharge from the for Suwannee, Tenn., where he PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND being cast, and the number re-
navy.Souwill attend th. e niversity of the SCHOOL TRUSTEE MEETING quired, by any one of the 183 candi-
Southdates runs, from 85 to 200. Only
Return Here To Malke Home The pu-blic is invited to attend tine wil l tell how close these prog.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kidd have Visiting Son In Tampa the meeting of the Port St. ",s nosticators come.
returned here to again make this Mrs. Oscar Gilmore left Satur- school trustees too be hem next Polling place is the city hall with
city their home. Mrs. Kidd is em- day for Tampa to visit with her son Monday evening, February 18, at th oll opening t 7 a. m. and
played at the municipal hospital, before he sails for, overseas duty. S o'clock in Room 6 of the middle clh s opening at 7 a. m. an
school building. closing at 7 p. m.
Purpose of this meeting is to In- -
Postal D directory Gives vite criticism, suggestions, recom- Plans For New School
Smendations, compliments, etc., with
rt he., hope of improving the schools Here o Be Ready Soon
Rules On iMail ,Practices ain creating a better understand ----
ing between the parents and the At the meeting of the county
school. board of public instruction held
The 'brand new, bright red Of- erans of World Wars I and II. It Come out to this meeting and air last week in Wewahitchka a letter
ficial Postal Guide, published semi- will handle, baby turtles, blood- your grievances if you have any. from an architectural firm was
annually by the postoffice depart- worms, chameleons, frogs, gold- or offer improvements. If you can read, stating that the plans for the
ment holds- in 792 pages a com- fish, horned tcads, hellgranmites, ', neither. come out anyway ana proposed school buildings for the
plete word-picture of these Unitdl hudras and, salamanders, providing Igive the trustees a verbal pat on Port St. Joe district would be ready
States. same are packed properly just'the back for the fine job they've about February 15. The new plant
. On the desk of Postmaster H. A. in case you want to know'. been doing will be erected near the Centennial
Drake it serves as an indispensable "But by far the largest part of thie -. 4 Building on grounds already turned
manual for the man who has guided Postal Guide is devoted to names; Attend Father's Funeral over to the district by the St. Joe
the destinies of the Po.rt St. Joe names of American cities, villages Mrs. C. T. Dauphin of Trenton, Land and Development Company.
postoftice for ,the past 25 years, and towns-42.031 of them in all. FPa., Mrs. C. B. Bundrick of Day- The board also Passed a resolu-
It devotes 100 pages to the rules In Floridla alone there are 1,102 tona Beach, Fla., Mrs. B. E. Cum- tion okehing a note for money bor-
and regulations .of the. U. S. postal separate postoffices, plus 51 army hie of Bartow, Fla., and Mrs. S. M. rowed by the Port St. Joe High
service-the nation's $3,000,000-a- postoffices for overseas units at t Thompson of Guthrie, Okla.. at- School Athletic Association signedd
day super-gomplex-mnail, system. It Miami. tended the funeral of their father, Principal W. A.- Biggart and
knows all the answers. It tells you, You can travel from Naples to D. R. Roberts, held last Friday in Superintendent Tom Owens. Afi-
for instance, that the postoffice Venice to Salerno (a lot of our Gulf Wewa.hitchka. other resolution passed' was that
will accept for mailing a- packaged county boys have actually done _- the Gulf County Breeze would print
queen bee only On the co.nd'itipni that under combat conditions), to Mrs. Bray Dies In Pensacola the minutes of the board for the.
that she is wrapped so as to make Switzerlan'd to. Bagdad to Nor'- The many friends of Mrs. Jim filst six mollths of the year and
injury to postal handlers impos- mandy to Dover to Hlavxana to Syd- Bray will learn with sorrow oL her The Star would publish them for
siblel. ney, without leaving the state. i death last Saturday in Pensacola. the last six months.
A lot .of alligators are imnailed You can (box the compass, North We extend our sympathy to the The board also agreed to pay to
out through the St. Joe postoffice wood, Southbor., East Point to bereaved fansily. tJhe Whewahitchka and: Port St.
but according to the postal regula- West Bay. For variel.y ti re are de f Joe high schools $25 each to help
tions only alligators up to twenty Siminierfield and WVinter Park; Buys Interest In Barber Shop defray expenses of the basketball
inches in -length may be maliled'-- Lemon City, Orange City and Tan- W. N. Connell, who some time teams to he district tournament.
anything over that length must be gerine. Up there in Jackson coun- I back purchased a half interest in
taken down to Frank Rowan and ty is Two-Egg. once fe-atured by ,tihe, Palace Barber Shop, this week BAND BOOSTERS BOOTH
shipped by express. Robert Ripley. although it does not became sole owner with the pur- WILL OPERATE TOMORROW
Frogs and Turtles Mtilable have anll official postoffice. chase of H. M. Hammock's interest. The Band Boosters booth will be
You can't mail any card or pack- Of flora there are Bean City, ---- -.- open tomorrow from 11 a. m. on
age exhibiting defamatory, 'threat- Mango, Roseland, Cornwell and Paul Blount Discharged with the usual line of hot dogs,
ening, lewd: or otherwise ill-chosen Floral City; and of fauna there' Paul Blount has received his] cakes, pies and coffee.
words, nor will the postoffice ac- are Deerfield, Eagle Lake, Otter discharge from 'the coast artillery Drop by and load. up, as the
cept certain' questionable, if pic- Creek, Osprey, Pelican Lake, Elk- at Camp Shelby, Miss., and, expects money raised by sales from this
turesque postcardls-such as were ton, Pompano, Rattlesnake -and to return shortly to Port St. Joe booth, goes into the, fund .to pay
brought back from Paris by vet- (Continued on Page 4) to make his home. for school band uniforms.
PAGE TWO THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1946
Published Every Friday at Port St. Joe, Fla.,
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, 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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TO ADVERTISERS--In case of error or omissions in adver-
-tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount receil'ed for such' advertisement.
The spoken rord 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
REPERCUSSIONS COMING UP
We here in Port St. Joe haven't yet begun
to feel the effects of the present price-wage
turmoil, and we probably won't feel it as.
strongly as the larger centers of population,
but next spring when the farmers lose their
food subsidies we probably will begin to no-
With wages being boosted inr the big city
industries, labor will be enticed away from the
farms. The farmer will then be forced to
raise farm wages in order to compete with.
the cities. Naturally'this increases his cost of
production and he is forced to increase prices
or go out of business.
Right now the farmer can't boost his pric-.s
because of OPA ceilings, so the government
gives him a subsidy. When this subsidy is
stopped next June the farmer will have to
increase prices in order to live. When the
price of food goes up, labor will start demand-
ing further wage increases, based upon the
cost of living.
Maybe labor doesn't realize it, but every-
body is paying for the farm subsidies in the
form .of taxes, and if they're wise they will
not ask for a wage increase when the farm
subsidies are lifted, as the increase in the price
of foodstuffs with the lifting of the subsidies
will be reflected in decreased withholding
taxes that should more than offset the inevit-
able food price increase. But then we don't
think labor will see it this way, for right now
it apparently is holding the whip.
So, as, the head on this editorial states, re-
percussions are in the offing in the form of
. a vicious circle that can lead nowhere but to
inflation and an eventual depression that will
be of super-duper proportions.
All that the editor of The Star can recom-
mend at this time is that you take these easy
dollars you are making today and invest them
in United States Sa'iings Bonds and hold on
to them for dear life, for when this depres-
sion hits-and it will from all present indica-
tions-today's easy dollars will be worth at
least twice what they are today.
WHO GETS THE BIRD?
Senator Johnson of Colorado, who is fre-
quently less than profound in his utterances
on military problems, is afraid that there is
going to be too many colonels and not enough
"bright second lieutenants" under a bill just
passed by congress increasing the number of
commissioned officers in the regular army
from 16,000 to 25,000.
It is pleasant to note that second lieuten-
ants have at least this one champion, but it
doesn't appear that the 1,054 colonels author-
ized under the new act will be an excessive
proportion of the total or an excessive num-
ber for a regular army of the size contem-
plated for the immediate future.
The danger is not that the peacetime army
might have too many colonels but that it
might have too many colonels who should be
second lieutenants.--Milwaukee Journal.
--With housing matters settled, we
STARDUST and hied ourselveS ovei to the fair, and
STARDUST an were the downtown streets of the
city jammed-! Worst congestion in
MOONSHINE1 six years, according to a statement
by the chief of police. Anyway, we
If you're figuring on going to ianeuveredi our jaloppy through
South Florida any time in the near
future don't do it unless you have-
some relatives you can barge in
on or .have made reservations in
advance-because there just aren't
any accommodations to be had on
the spur of the. moment.-we know,
and how! ,
Ye Ed and frau left Thursday ot
last week to take in the state fair
at Tampa, strong in the belief
'that the Lord would provide an(o
that accommodations would be
forthcoming 'when we arrived.
We started looking for an over-
night resting place at Brooksville
and continued to look until about
25 miles out of Tampa-1 o'clock
n the morning. So we just pulled
off into a side road, drove into the
piney woods a short distance-and
slept in the car.
Going on into Tampa about 7:30
we had breakfast (after perform-
ing our morning abolutions with
the water contained, in a pint-size
thermos bottle) and immediately
dtrov.e, to the Wynn .Tourist Cot-
tages on Hillsborough Avenue, a
place we had' stopped at last Sep-
tembe:', in the hopes that theys
might put us up, even if it was on
the floor of their own home. Well,
we were extremely lucky, for Mr.
and Mrs. Wynn remembered us
from our previous stay, and, said
they might have a cabin about 10
o'clock, if we would return then.
So we drove over toward St.
Petersburg to kill time, and re-
turned shortly after 10. AndI what
do you think! Yep, they had. a
brand new cabin for us, complete
with innerspring mattress. B-oy, oh
boy, did, that bed feel good, even
if it was 10 in the a. m.! And if
you don't think so, just.try sleep-
Ing on a car seat for six hours (and
you know how big both of us are).
the jam without losing any fenders
and reached the fair grounds, im-
mediately looking up Russell Kay,
fair secretary, who presented us
with 'passes' to everything andt
seats in the. press box at the
grandstand, where we had an un-
obstructed view of the auto races
and other entertainment features.
And was there a crowd at that
fair! All previous attendance re-
cord-s were, broken Friday and Sat-
urday and the "take" on the carni-
val midway Friday exceeded! ,$30,-
000, breaking a previous national
record) for one day of $28,000.
The fair itself was not quite up
to the standard' set in previous
years, 'but considering the short
time available, in which to prepare
for it, it more than exceeded our
Outside of Russell Kay, we saw
no one we knew, though on thl'
return trip we passed and, w-r'e
passed on the highway by cars
from Calhoun, -Franklin and Bay
counties, but naryy a "66" tag did
we spy. Charlie Mahon, Jr., avers
that he saw us at the fair and
yelped at us, but we didn't hear
him and he couldn't get through
the crowd to contact us.
If you enjoy crowds, 'by all means
go to Tampa this Friday and Sat-
urday and visit the fair, but if you
dislike being squeezed, jammed,
shoved and poked in the ribs, you'C
better stay home. Coming from the
grandstand Saturday afternoon af-
ter the auto races it took us a halt
hour to travel less than 200 feet.
. We understand Mr. and
Mrs. A. D. Lawson intend to visit
the fair today and tomorrow. Well,
we wish 'em good luck and are rel-
ferring them to Mr. and' Mrs. Wynn
for a place to stay, for we believe
that kindly couple will put them
up if at all possible.
Mrs. Darcey III
Mrs. J. J. Darcey was called to
the .bedside of Mrs. P. J. Darcey
last Saturday, who is critically ill
in the Baptist hospital' at New Or-
Visits Daughter At Deland
Mrs. E. L. Lowery spent the
week-end at Deland visiting with
her daughter, Willa Dean, who Is
attending Stetson University in
MONEY TO LOAN
-- NO RED TAPE -
IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT FIVE MINUTES
TO GET UP TO $300.00!
Confidential Loan Co.
PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA
Electric Service and Repair
GET YOUR NEW BUILDINGS WIRED AND OLD
WIRING CHECKED BY LICENSED
MOTOR WINDING AND REPAIR AS SOON
AS MATERIAL IS AVAILABLE
St. Joe Electric Shop
Phone 259 Costin Bldg., Monument Ave.
THE STORE WHERE YOUR DOLLAR HAS THE MOST CENTS
A Complete Line of
Groceries Meats Dry Goods
Saturday, February 23
The Running of
THE FLAMINGO STAKES
For purse of
,For Thlree-Year-Olds One Mile and a Furlong
Parade of the Flamingos
The parade of Hialeah's 300 Flamingos
is a colorful and thrilling spectacle.
FRID)INY, FE13RUARY 15, 1946
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Appropriation I Approved SENATOR ANDREWS FAVORS SGT. GEORGE LUNSFORD left Saipan on January 21 and w9a
appropriation Is approve IMERGER OF F.E.C. AND A.C.L. IS EXPECTED HOME scheduled to arrive in San Pedro,
POLITICAL For Apalachicola Waterway Senator Charles 0. Andrews an-, .Sgt. George F. Lunsford, husband Calif., about February 7.
nounced' at Washington that he fa-, f Mrs. Juliette Lunsford of this ) .
ANNOUNNT The war department civil func- vored acquisition of the, Florida city, is one of 1,033 army veterans A conference is a group ot men
NO NCEMns appropriating bill passed by East CoastRailay by the Atlan- returning to the States for dis- who, individually, can do nothing,
the house last week at Washing- tic Coast Line Railway and had so charge aboard the USS Munda, an but as a group can meet and do-
the house last week at Washing- aircraft escort carrier. This ship cide that nothing can be done.
FOR CITY COMMISSION ton contains an item of $1,010,000 informed, the interstate commerce
I herewith announce my candi- for work on the Apalachicola wa- commission.
dacy for the office of City Coan- teway.. The commission is -considerisg $3.6
missioner of the City of Port St. Thm over-all authorization for disposition of 'the FEC either to 4-5 QUART GOLDEN WEDDING $3.65
Joe, subject to the will of tne the waterway involves an expendi- the Atlantic Coast Line or to the
-voters at the municipal election tela St. Joe Paper Company which pr o- 4-5 QUART LANSDOWNE RESERVE $4.05
February 19. I feel that the time ture of $6,140,000. The initial ap QUARToe Paper Cmpany whic$4.ro
I have already put in on the board propriation which has been voteO Poses to continue operation of the j 4-5 QUART Sunnybrook Bourbon Blend $4.10
has shown you that I work only for is to begin construction, railroad as an independent system.
the best interests of the city and The development is primarily a The East Coast, whose lines join 4-5 QUART PAUL JONES - $365
will continue to work for those in-navigation project to extend' navl- with those "of the ACOL at Jackson
tereits. Your vote and support nation from Apalachicola on, the ville oon the north, has. been in. re-
will be sincerely appreciated, intracoastal waterway to Columbus ceivership several years but now 1, .Jo eB v SA iqo
ReApectfully, andi Bainbridge, Ga. It involves is, in profitable operation. HONE114 PORT ST. JOE, FLA
HORACE W. SOULE the construction of two locks and -PHONE 114 PRT ST. JOE, FLA,
dams with some open channel Advertising doesn't cost-it PAYS!, .. -.....,-^,-,..--, .... ,
FOR CITY COMMISSION work. Completion of the project
I wish to announce myself as a will be of great commercial bene-
candidate for City CommisSioner tit to Apalachicola and of almost
in the coming election to-be held
in the City of Port St. Joe Febru- as great benefit to Port St. Joe.
ary 19, 1946. Having served as In view of recent interest in ex-
imayor for'six years for the City of tending the Apalachicola waterway i
Port St. Joe, I feel that I am fully beyond Columbus to Atlanta, plans
qualified for the commission. ItColmbus to Atlanta, planO u
elected I will work for the beat In- a r e being developed to build t N E
-terest of the people at all times as heavier foundations, permitting a J ;
I did in the past, which a great higher dam if the additional water- / 1 L
many old-timers know. I will ap- to Atlanta should later be au-
preciate your vote and support. thyo i td sh l andted are "11a
NEDLEY thorized. The locks and dams are e c t, / c/J C .ItHljH
I. C. NEUDLEY also being designed so that hydro- L6G t/C' Se c
electric power ihstsallations may
FOR CITY COMMISSION be added.
To The Citizens of Port St. Joe: _____'_____
I hereby announce my candidacy Wlr d oi
for City commissioner in the forth- Write a letter today to that boy
coming !February election. Realiz- at yours inthe service.
ing the fact that Port S. Joe faces -----, ,,-
a future brilliant with possibilities, For County Cmmissioner
I pledge myself for a city admin-
istration that will be conservative I wish to announce to the voters
-with respect to the taxpayers' of Gulf County that I am a candi-
money and liberal toward meas- date for re-election' to the office
ures for future growth. I especially of County Commissioner from the
-pledge myself to do the will of the Fourth District. Your support ana
maj-ority of the people and ask vote will be greatly appreciated.
that they express themselves to BASIL E. KENNEY, Jr.
me at all times.
-B. B. CONKLIN FOR CITY COMMISSION
FOR CITY COMMISSION
I hereby announce my candidacy
for City C.ommissioner at the elec-
t;oh to be held Tuesday, February
19., If elected to this position I
make but one promise-to repre-
sent all the people,. of Port St. Joe
to the best of my ability. I will
appreciate your vote and support.
BEN C. WILLIAMS
FOR, CITY COMMISSION
I hereby announce *my candidacy
-for City Commissio'ner at the eleb-
-tion to be held Tuesday, February
19, subject to the will .of the voters.
As a business man I have only the
best interests of the city and its
people at heart, and if elected I
promise to, serve the interests ot
all the people to the best of my
ability.' To that end I would ap-
preciate your vote and support.
J. R. CHESTNUT
Believing myself to be in posl-
ti.on to be of service to my fellow
citizens, I would like to take this
opportunity of announcing my can-
didacy for the Democratic nomina-
tion as Representative in the State
'Legislature from Gulf County, sun-
ject to the primary in May. I shall
sincerely appreciate the vote and
support of all the people.
GEORGE G. TAPPER
I wish to announce my candi-
dacy f.or City Commissioner sub-
ject to the will of the voters at the
city election February 19. If I,
should' be elected,' I promise to
work for the interests of the peo-
ple of Port St. Joe.
A. J. FOWLER
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1946
I Will Greatly Appreciate Your
Vote and Support
FOR CITY COMMISSION
I herewith announce my candi-
dacy for City Commissioner of the
City of P.ort St. Joe, subject to the
will of the voters at the forthcom-
ing municipal election February
19. If elected I shall be at all times
mindful of the responsibility I
owe to the. residents of the -city
and you can be assure that every
matter brought to my attention
will have thorough, prompt and
fair consideration. Your vote and
.support will be sincerely appreci-
C. H. 'Whaley' JOHNSON
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Your cc.t of domestic cLcLc
service continues its downward
trend in direct reverse to other
cost-of-living items. With new
labor saving electrical appliances
coming on the market, Florida
homemakers have another oppor-
tunity for better living electrically
. . at new lower rates.
In DocenD.ub i''s4 we promiseJ
you another rate reduction within
18 months. We are happy to beat
that promise by five months des-
pite uncertain conditions and the
rising cost of living.
During the past ten years this.
company has reduced rates so
that our customers have received
accrued savings of more than
THREE MILLION DOLLARS.
It is the basic policy of this
company to give you the very best
electric service at the lowest rates
possible at all times. This rate
reduction, like the others, has
been made possible by operating
efficiencies, savings made by our
refinancing program and an in-
creased demand for our services
$1,.00 for first 14 kilowatt-
hours or less; 5V per KWH for
next 36 KWH; 34 per KWH for
next 150 KWH; 1 1/2 per KWH
for excess over 200 KWH.
If you have an electric water
heater or contemplate install-
ing one and your service is now
measured through one meter,
ask us about special optional
(off-peak) water heating rate.
by an ever-growing number of
customers in the territory served
by the company.
It is our desire to continue to
reduce electric rates whenever "-'
possible, consistent with. sound '
business practice and we pledge
now that this is not the last time
you will have such good news.
This rate reduction, which
amounts to a $360,000 saving
(based on present volume of busi-
ness) is ample proof that we have
faith in the future growth and
development of this territory.
COP O IAT ION
T;HE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 15, 1946
PAGE FOUR THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1946
Postal Directory Gives
Rules On Mail Practices
(Continued from page 1)
Bee Ridge (we didn't know about
Rattlesnake until last Sunday on
our way back from our visit to the
state fair at Tampa).
In Wakulla county, as we all
know here in Port St. Joe, is Pan:
acea, a cure-all under the Florida
sun for any winter ill.
St. Joes and Josephs In 13 States
In the entire United States there
is only one Port St. Joe, but there
are a number of Saint Joes and St.
Josephs. For instance there are
towns by the name of Saint Joseph
in Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Michiigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Missouri
and New York; there are St. Joes
in Arkansas and Indiana, and a
Saint Jo in Texas, but as we stated
above, there is the one and only
Port. St. Joe.
Incidentally, Postmaster Drake
points out that a lot of mail out
of Jacksonville comes he-re due to
the fact that it is addressed to
"Post Street, Jacksonville," and
that another heap of mall con-
signed here goes to Jax because
postal clerks see- "Pert. St Joe" on
the envelope and without taking a
second glance consign it to Jack-
sonville. He believes this could be
remedied if everyone would spell
it out-"Port Saint/Joe."
There is a Madison in Florida,
just as in 25 other states. There. Is
a Newport in Florida and in 22
others, Fairfield in Florida and In
20 other states, Glenwood in Flor-
ida and in 19 others, and a Dover
In Florida and in 18 other states.
There are two Tampas in the Tf:
S.-one in Florida and one in
All Presidents Represented
The "Smiths" and' "Joneses" of
city names are Marion, Clinton
and' Franklin there are towns
bearing, those names in 28 states.
There is a Washington in 27 states,
Lincoln in 23, Jackson in 19, Jet-,
ferson in 12, and Roosevelt in .9.
There is not a single presidential
name not represented at least
once somewhere'in the nation, In-
cluding the incumbent, Truman.
r There are 14 towns named Hope,
two Loves, two Faiths, and even a
Charity, Mo. There are 11 Free-
*doms and 17 Libertys, and besides
the president's home in Misoouri
there are 15 towns called Indepen-
There is a Heavener, Okla.; a
Hellier, Ky. There is a War, W.
Va., and a Peace Valley, Mo.
And in the state of Ohio (we
call the belated attention of the
Wehrmacht to this) it is only 150
.miles from Berlin to Moscow!
i A VALUABLE
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 Prscripfhis Chenicals
Phone 5 Port St. Joe
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
St. Joe Winnner Over
Apalachicola In Cage
Tilt Here Tuesday Night
The annual clash between sharks
occurred Tuesday night at Centen-
nial Auditorium when the Ap-
alachicola Sharks and St. Joe
Sharlks basketball teams played
their traditional games, with both
boys and girls from St. Joe emerg-
SThe. St. Joe girls hld the Ap-
alachicolans at the end' of the first
quarter 13 to 0. In the second quar-
ter the Oyster City fillies scored
six points, leaving the tally at the
half 13-6. But in the last half the
St. Joe Sharkettes, by hard play-
ing and, deliberate thinking, mark-
ed up another 12 counters while
their opponents made 10, leaving
the final score 25-16.
In the boys' game Apalachicola
started off immediately with a
field goal. St. Joe was ready for
this opponent who had beaten them.
earlier in the season, and, soon the
score was tied 5-5. This, however,
was not sufficient for the local
quintette, and they were satisfied
only when they had succeeded in
shooting the score to 22 at the
final whistle. They left Apalachi-
cola trailing with 18.
Bonifay played here last night.
and the scehdule of the remaining
home games is as follows: Walton ary 22; Panama City, February 26. writing safety rules, and a lot of
high (DeFuniak Springs), Febru- ---------- blood has been spilled in breaking
ary 19; St. Joe town team, Febru- A lot of ink has been spilled in them.
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THE STAR, F-ORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1946
RIDAY FERUR 15,_ 194 HE STA. POR ST OGL ONY LRD AEFV
St. Joe Schools Honor Roll
;Prof. W. A. Biggart this week
brought in the following list of stu-
dents who made the honor roll at
the Port St. Joe schools. In the
semester honor roll the first three
grades are allowed three days' ab-
sence during the semester; other
grades must have a perfect at-
tendance record and6 no grade be-
Semester Honor R-oli
First Grade-Travis Jones, Rudy
Burge, Famie Porter, Bobby Ward,
Ben Henderson, Von L. Adams,
Sonja Johnson, Eda Ruth Kil.bourn.
Second Grade Marietta Chafis,
Rachel Wimberly, Thomas Segers,
Sonja Ann Blount, Martha Costin,
Patsy Daniel, Christine McMullon,
Dorothy Sealy, Richard Waldrop.
Third Grade Ruth Lynn Ram-
sey, Patsy Wilder.
Fourth Grade-Ruby Maddox.
Fifth Grade-Jacquelyn Kenney,
Sixth Grade-Waaddell Biggart,
Seventh Grade--Carlton Padgett,
George Harper, Sarah Bray,, Eula
Eighth Grade-Betty Otto Ander-
son, Merita Sutton.
Ninth Grade-James Chatham.
Third Six-Week Honor Roll
First Grade-Travis Jones, Blair
Shuford, Bruce Parker, Michael
Ro-che, Famie Porter, Bobby Ward,
Rudy Burge, Ben Henderson, Wal-
ter Carter, Merl Seawright, Imo Jo
Grain, Leona Ray, Eda Rurth Kil-
iSecond Grade--Marietta Chafin,
Margaret Gail Bateman, Rachel
Wimberly, Edna Woodis, Thomas
Segers, Sonja Ann Blount, Martha
Costin, Patsy Daniels, Christine
McMullon, Frances Jones, Richard
Waldrop, Dorothy Sealey.
Third Grade-Patsy Wilder, Fayes
Parker, Ruth Lynn Ramsey, Patsy
Fourth Grade-Lois Jean McFar-
land, Elouise Keel, Glea .Garrett,
Peggy Philyaw, Virginia Swatts,
Ruby Lee Maddox.
Fifth Grade-Ruth Coe, Jackie
Frost, Jacquelyn Kenney, Ida Ethel
Kilbourn, James Bray, Timothy El-
der, Charles Crawford, Leroy Gain-
ous, Robert Price, Donald' Ramsey,
Billy Jo Rich, Jane Allemore, Al-
fred Broussard, Nita Vern Lane.
Sixth Gradle Waddell Biggart,
Ernestine Durante, Alice Faircloth,
Seventh Grade Virginia Claire
Gl]oekler, George Harper, Eula Mae
Burkett, Sarah Bray.
Eighth Grade-Betty Otto Ander-
son, Alice Elder, Merita Sutton.
Ninth Grade James Chatham,
Massey Davidson, Mildred McMul-
lon, Menmorie Porter, Lynette Trax
Tenth Grade-Irene Wilder.
Tw.elfth Grade-Jewel Faircloth,
Hazel Cason, Betty Sue McPhaul,
Wanda Spencer. *
Have Guests From Georgia
Mrs. Tom Barton, and daughter
Judy Ann of Dawson, Ga., are vis-
iting here for two weeks with Mr.
and Mrs. .E L. Lowery. Mrs. Bar-
ton is Mrs. Lowery's sister.
W. C. Forehand this week started
rebuilding his garage building at
Highland View that was destroyed
by fire two weeks, ago.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, EBRUARY15, 14
DEWEY PHILLIPS DISCHARGED
Dewey W. Phillips, S 1/c, has
, i.t -.his d-lischarL. fromi tlhep
Grave of Crew
re, ie nis 1110 ll ai* t 11-111 *e s
n -y at the New Orleans separa-
tic i center.
Attending Commissioner Meet
W. C. Roche and B. E. Kenney,
Jr.. left Wednesday evening for
Jacksonville to attend the state-
wide county commissioner's con-
vention Thursday, Friday and Sat-
Notice of Re-Registration
of Gulf County
Re-registration asI required un-
Sder Ch-pteir 22665. House Bill No.
467, Acts of -1945, which requires
all voters of Gulf County to re-
register to entitle you to vote in.
the coming elections.
BOUNDARY OF COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT NO. 1
All of the' Northeast portion of
Gulf County lying East of State
Highway No. 6, and North of
Lower Dalkeith Road and South ot
the Calhoun County line. East We-
wahitchka and Dalkeith Precincts-
Nos. 1 andl 3.
BOUNDARY OF COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT NO. 2
All of the Northwest- portion or
Gulf County West of Highway No.
6 and North of' a line beginning
where Highway No. 6 crosses the
South line of Section 19, Twp. 5
South, Range 19 West, and thence
running due. West to the Bay
County line.. West Wewahitchka.
Precinct No. 2.
BOUNDARY OF COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT NO. 3
Beginning where Highway No. 6
crosses the South line of Section
19, Twp. 5 South, Range. 9 West,
thence running West to Gulf anc
Bay County line, thence South to
Port St. Joe Canal, thence East
following' Canal to the Northwest
corner of Section 20, thence due
East to Apalachicola River. Pre-
cincts Overstreet, Highland View,
and Beacon Hill, White City. Be-
ing Precincts 4, 5 and 6.
BOUNDARY OF COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT NO. 4-
Beginning at Port St. Joe Canal,
thence run Southerly along St. Joe
Bay to Fifth -Street :or Highway
No. 6, thence run Northeasterly
along Highway No. 6 to' the, North
line of Section 6, thens3 East to
Canal, then bounded by Lake Wim-
ico, Jackson River and Apalachi-"
cola River and Brothers River to
the Southeast corner of Section
16. Township. 7 South, Range S
West, thence East to the, Port St.
Joe Canal, thence down said canal
to beginning. Kenney Mill and
North Port St. Joe. Precincts Nos.
7 and 8.
BOUNDARY OF COMMISSIONER
DISTRICT NO. 5
All of the South end of County
lying South of Highway No. 6 to
the Township line of 7 and 8 In
Range 10 West, thence 'East to
Lake Wimico, through Lake Wim-
ico to Franklin County line. South
Port St. Joe. Precinct No. 9.
The Registration Books will
be open in the Precincts begin-
ning the 4th day of February
and closing on the 3rd day of
March, A. D. 1946.
Precincts Nos. and 2, East
and West Wewahitchka, the
books will be open at the Su-
pervisor of Registration office
in 'the Court House.
Dalkeith, Precinct No. 3, at
the home of' Mrs. Belle G.
Overstreet, Precinct No. 4,
at the home of Mrs. Lillian E.
Highland View and Beacon
Hill, Precinct No. 5, at the
store of Mrs. W. H. Weeks,
White City, Precinct No. 6,
Mrs. George Harper, at her
Kenney Mill, precinct No. 7,
Mrs. Louis Johnson, at Ken-
North Port St. Joe, Precinct
No. 8, Mrs. E. C. Pridgeon, Jr.,
at her home on Third Street.
South Port St. Joe, Precinct
No. 9, Mrs. C. C. Taunton, at
C. G. RISH,
Supervisor of Registration,
2.s 22 Gulf County, Florida. 2
(U. S. Marine Corps Photo)
This grave in Japan contains
ashes of the crew which met
death in the first B-29 to crash
in Ja.pan. ,It was found in the
village of Takaso in northwest-
ern Kyushu. Inscription reads:
"Grav'.e of fliers of the United
Star-s plane shot down."
rave of Bomber Crew
Found At Kyushu, Japan
Poor, Japanese farmers and their
children have placed fresh flowers
daily for the past 16 months on
the grave of Americans who died
in the first B-29 to crash in
The practice was started by
Monza Aso, an elderly villager who
had lived in California for 44 years,
on June 19, 1944, 'three days, after
the super-fort crashed, and the
day the ashes of rthe crew mem-
bers were interred.
A Newsweek Magazine" war cor-
respondent also is believed to be
buried, in the common grave.
Aso and his wife placed a tiny
flower on the grave each day as
they passed it, efiroute to work
in. their rice paddies. At first they
told a Marine Corps photographic
party, other villagers resented
their display of respect for the
Americans. 'Later, however, they
and their children also adopted the
More than a dozen flowers re-
posed, in two simple bottles, ai-
most hidden in weeds that have
grown over 'the grave, on the- day
it was visited.
Send The Star to a friend.
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 oiH ,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
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 29953; Lawss f Florida, Acts of
1941, the undersigned persons intend to
register with Ihe Clerk ofi tie Circuit Court
of (Culf County, Florida, four weeks after
the first publication f this notice, the
fictitious iimne or trade naien under which
tliy %will be engaged in business and in which
-iili h-ine-uNs is to lie carried on, to-wit:
ST. .1O)1: Ii.L riiT C sIIOP, Port St, Joe,
W. H. PIERSON.
23- 3-1 W. IM PRIEST,
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF
Notice is hereby given that Dan
J. Brooks, Jr., is 'no longer con-
nected as a partner with the
Creech & Brooks Laundry. Creech
Brothers assumes all outstanding
debts and liabilities in the above
firm as of January 26, 1946. This
business will continue to operate
as Creech Brothers Laund'ry, Clean-
ers and Tailors.
Kenneth A. Creesh.
Gus B. Creech.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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FRIDY, EBRARY 5, 946THESTAR POT S. JE, GLF OUNY, LORIA PGE EVE
MRS. GILBERT HONORS SMALL MRS. HOWELL ENTERTAINS
DAUGHTER ON NATAL DAY WITH VALENTINE TEA
Mr. V. P' Gilhert. honored her Mrs. W. H. Howell was hostess
little daughter Diane on her third
birthday with a lovely party at her
home on Fourth Street Thursday
of last week. Red and white was
the color scheme used for this o -
casion. Each little guest was given
a red and white hat and also favors
of red and white baskets filled
After an afternoon of fun, the
hostess served birthday cak e,
cookies and orange juice to the
following little friends of Diane's
gathered to enjoy the afternoon:
Margo Sneed, Betty Ward, Brenda
Ward, Anne Mosley, Hoppy Mail-
dox, Pat Bryant, Winston Jones,
Jr., Tommy Grimsley, Diane Han-
at a Valentine tea Wednesday at
her home honoring her mother,
Mrs. Kate Harrell.
Those present to enjoy the af-
ternoon .with the honoree were
Mrs. C. M. Palmer, Mrs. J. 0. Bag-
gett, Mrs. Daisy Staten, Mrs. E.
B. Dendy, Mrs. W. J. Belin, Mrs.
W. C. Pridgeon and Mrs. C. G.
The hostess served delicious
open-face heart-shaped sandwiches
cookies and coffee to her guests.
P.-T. A. TO OBSERVE FATHERS
AND FOUNDERS DAY FEB. 21
The Parent-Teachers Association
will observe Founders Day and Fa-
thers' Day with a special program
non, Mary Lou Anderson, Elizaibeth, next Thursday night, February 21,
'Brown, Margaret Blount, Peggie at 8:30 in the school auditorium.
Pyle, Janice Gaskin, Sammy Mc-' A silver offering will be taken to
Call, Jr., and Mary Charlotte Mc- defray expenses of the affair.
Call. .1 Everyone is urged to attend.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
4 ~ S.
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1946
9:45-Bible School for all.
10:55-Morning Worship. Sermon Topic :
"THINGS WHICH GOD CANNOT DO."
6:25-Baptist Training Union.
7:30-Evening Worship. Sermon topic:.
HEAVEN IS NOT FOR SALE!"
THE ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY IS NOW GOING
BACK ON PRE-WAR SCHEDULE!
We can now give you the service for which you have
waited during the past four years.
WE ARE NOW SOLICITING YOUR BUSINESS.
We have an able staff of mechanics, and no job is
too small or too large on all makes 'of cars.
IN OUR SHOP
CHARLES PEACOCK Shop Foreman
Charlie is one of the Old-Timers
W. L. KENNEDY Mechanic
Veteran of the 4th Motorized Division
ASA McCALL Mechanic
One of the-boys from Alabam'
TOM HAMMETT Mechanic
20 years an Auto Mechanic
OUR STOCK ROOM AND PARTS DEPT. -
Will be ably managed by W. M. HOWELL
Everybody knows W. M. 14 years with us
IN OUR SERVICE STATION
Jimmie says come in and give him a try
ST. JOE MOTOR CO.
VIC ANDERSON, Assistant Manager
WOMAN'S CLUB HEARS
TALK BY ARMY OFFICER
At the February meeting of the
Port St. Joe Woman's Club held at
the Centennial Buildiing, the e.uest
spf-aker was Lt. Cornelius Schiml-
zle, public relations office from
Camp Gordon Jo'hnston, who took
as his topic "The Establishm'nt
of a Single Department of the'
Armed' Forces." His talk was en-
joyed by all members present.
In the business meeting, pre-
sided over by the president, Mrs.
Nobil Stone, Mrs. B. E. Kenney
was elected sponsor of the Junior
Woman's Club, and a nominating
committee was named consisting
of Mrs. Purvis Howell, chairman;
Mrs. Edwin Ramsey and Mrs. J. R.
The program for the afternoon,
furnished by the department of ed-
uc-ation and legislation, was pre-
sented iby Mrs:. R. W. Smith. Mrs.
Marigene Taunton sang beautifully
"My Alice Blue Gown," accom-.
panied at the piano by Mrs. Ston-s.
The club welcomed as a new
member at this time Mrs. L. P.
Sutton. Visitors were Mrs. Taun-
ton, Mrs. Bob Tyler and Mrs. Bill
At the conclusion of the meet-
ing, delicious refreshments were
served by the hostesses.
BAPTIST W. M. S. AND G.A.'s
HEAR CONVENTION REPORT
The Woman's Missionary Society
and the Girls' Auxiliaries of the
Baptist Church met at the church
Monday afternoon to enjoy splen-
did reports on the state conven-
tion held recently in Jacksonville.
Mrs. E. C. Cason, a delegate to
the convention, reported on the
W. M. U. sessions attended, bring-
ing the. messages of missionaries
and other workers in a very in-
Luther Carden spoke on home
missions, bringing many outstand-
ing facts as told by -Miss Gladys
Keith, who is a mission worker on
-the riverfront, New Orlans:
P. B. Fairley brought excerpts
from the message of Miss Ina
Belle Coleman, a missionary to
China, telling of the horrors and
destruction of the war- on churches
and schools, the faith and forti-
tude of the hungry, ragged Chris-
tians and their pleas .for more
Alter a brief business periodand
)rayer for a former W. M. S. mem-
ber who is ill, all wei-e invited, to
the reception hall by the young
peoples leaders and .G. A. mem-
bers, who entertained the W.M.S.
and Sunbeams with a Valentine
tea carrying out the Valeniine mo-
tif in the decorations and' delicious
Circle meetings for next Monday
were announced as follows: Circle
No. 1 with Mrs. W. H. Howen;
Circle No. 2 with Mrs. P. B. Fair-
ley; Circle No. 3 with Mrs. Donald
Birath at Beacon Hill.
MARY VIC MAUCK CIRCLE
MEETS WITH MRS. CROXTON
The meeting of the Mary Vic
Mauck Circle of the Methodist W.
S. C. S. was held Monday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. G. S. Croxton
at White City with ten members
andl two visitors' present.
Mrs. R. G. Boyles opened the
meeting'with prayer and, the devo-
tional was given by Mrs. Ralpn
Swatts. Mrs. J. T. McNeill gave
the. study for the afternoon, the
subject being "Lower Conceptions
of God and the National Destiny."
Mrs. George Suber gave the scrip-
ture, and the meeting was closed
with prayer by Mrs. 0. D. Langston.
The hostess served deilcious re-
freshments of sandwiches, cake
Mrs. Gus Creech and daughter
spent last1 weelk-end in Dothan,
Ala., as guests' of Mr. and Mrs.
'Miss Betty McQuaig, who is at-
tending school in Panama City,
spent the week-end here with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mc-
MRS. NED GAINOUS HOSTESS
TO J. A. M.,CLUB MONDAY
The regular meeting of the J. A.
M. Club was held Monday evening
at the home of Mrs. Ned Gainous.
A most interesting contest was en-
joyed by all, prizes going to Mrs.
Eula Pridgeon and Mrs. Verna
The hostess served a delicious
salad plate with gingerbread top-
ped with whipped cream, and coce-
colas to Mesdames Florrie Con-
nell, Lola Costin, Callie Howell,
Veria Smith, Ruby Pridgeon, Eliza
' awson. Marguerite Pridgeon and
The next meeting of the club
will be held February 25 at the
home of Mrs. Callie Howell on
PAUL EDWI' RAMSEY
Mrs. Ed Ramsey honored her
son. Paul Edwin, on his thirteenth
birthday Tuesday afternoon at her
home on Long Avenue. Games and
contests were enjoyed', prizes ot
candy and gum going to Earl Mc-
Cormick, the lucky winner of all
Mrs. Ramsey served ice cream,
cake and coca-colas, to about four-
teen of Paul Edwin's friends, who
wished him many happy 'returns ot
Mrs. C. C. Taunton visited in
Camp Gordon Johnston 'Monday.
- f R I P TMlI-VE- FOUR,
A of America
IT'S A BULL'S EYE EVERY
TIME YOU SHOP AT THE
LILIUS JEWLERY COMPANY
S. we have the things
you're looking for: Diamrnds,
Birthstone Rings, China, ,Cos-
tume Jewelry, Leather Goods
and EXPERT WATCH RE-
PAIR SERVICE. We're sure
Miss Barbara Edlwards spent the
week-end at Camp Gordon Johns-i
ton, the guest of Mrs. F. Troutz. ,
A Martin Theatre
Port St. Joe. Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAY AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
LAST TIME FRIDAY
I VIVIAN DENNIS PERRY CARMEN
BLAINE 0KEEFE [ COMO MIRARA
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16
HIT NO. 1
HIT NO. 2
1"MY NAME IS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
February 18 and 19
MAIGUERIIlF CHAPMAN .
NEWS and CARTOON
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20
Chapter 14 of Serial
February 21 and 22
"Diary of a
LATEST NEWS and
Nesbit's 'PASSING PARADE'
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRfDAY, 'FE13RUARY 15, 1946
PG E EI S P S O
KIWANIS NEWS, WEATHER MAST BLOWN DOWN
E, ily Sunday morning the 'heavy
winL.s doubled the steel weather
'hee local Kiwanis Club observed
S Scout Week Thiriay of last mast on the dock over on top of
E / Scout Week Thr.su.ay of last
w 1k when Norman Savelle, assist- t i naretose roof, leaving nos
a: state scouit executive, was the place to display weather flags and
.... ... t .. W hil, th, l ..1 ,1 i s lights. The U. S. weather bureau
pt.mai:y interested in sponsoring
Cub Scouting locally, having or-
ganaized that movement here, Mr
Savelle's remarks covered all
u er.,ches of scouting, and his ad:
dress was received with enthusi-
I*-e stated -that the revival of
cubbing in Port St. Joe depended
entirely upon the attitude of the
parents and the future develop-
,ment of the Boy Scout troop, add-
ing that considerable, progress was
noted recently in the revival of ac-
tivities within the local troop.
Next week the, club will meet at
The editor of The Star aecknowl-
euges with thanks another shoul-
der patch for his growing collec-
tion. This latest addition is of the
90th Division and was presented by
John W. Nichols.
Visitors. From 'St. Marys
Mr. and Mrs. Rush Ch.ism had
as their guests last week Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Carter of St. Marys,
Ga. Ralph has just recently re-
ceived his discharge from the serv-
Hortons View Fair
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Horton spent
from Sunday to Wednesday in
Tampa where they visited with
Mrs. Horton's 'brother, H. E. Cook
and family, and attended' the statt
Visit In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Drake visited
over the week-end with friends and
relatives in Iron City and Cairo,
Ga.. and Marianna.
Have Jacksonville Visitors
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Kidd, of Jack-
sonville arrived Saturday and are
spending two weeks here as guests
- of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Swatts.
gt ast spea er. e, e u
lanta, Ga., is visiting here this
week with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. McClellan.
Spend Week-end In Dothan
M1's. Dan Brooks and daughters
spent last week-end in Dothan, Ala,
guests of her parents, M1\r. and
Mrs. W. L. Horn.
Mrs. Pearl Smith and son Harry
Lee and William Williams spent
the week-end in Telogia, guests ot
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Smith.
Se::pects to send .a man here romin
Atlanta to inspect the damage and
sec about erection of a new mast.
Editor and Wife Have Visitors
Mr. and' Mrs. J. E. Morris of Ce-
t'.artown. "a.,, Mrs. John 'Bobo ot
t Silver Creek, Ga., and John J.
Wardl of Panaima City were guests
,Wednesday afternoon of Editor
and Mrs. W. S. Smith. Mr. Morris,
a consistent reader of The Star,
suggested that Ye Ed come to Ce-
dartoNVn and start an oppositio.s
paper; he said it was badly needed
in his community.
Visit Parents Over Week-end.
The Misses Virginia Pridgeon
and Margie Kirkland of Auburn,
Ala., spent thb week-end here with
their respective parents. Mr. andt
Mrs. W. C, Pridgeon carried them
back to Dothan. Ala., Monday to
catch the bus to return to-their
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Herring re-
turned Sunday evening from Gen-'
eva, Ala., where they were called
the previous Thursdtay by the serl-
ous illness of Mrs. Herring's
mother, who was taken to a hos-
pital at Enterprise, Ala.
Miss Erline McClella.n Visiting
Miss Erline McClellan of At-
* CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING *
Star Want Ads Bring Qqick Results At Small Cost.
MRS. McLEAN, IS HOSTESS TO
SUSIE PEACH FOSTER CIRCLE
The Susie Peach Foster Circle
of the Methodist W. S. C. S. met
Monday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Fred McLean with the fol-
lowing members present: Mrs. W.
F. Johnson, Mrs. Arthur Bryan,
Mrs. Roy Gaskin, Mrs. W. T. Mos-
lay Jr., Mrs. Winston Jones and
Readings from the study book,
"The Divine Fatherhood," were
given by Mrs. McLean, Mrs. Gas-
kin and, Mrs. Mosely, followed' by a
general discussion. The chairman.
Mrs. Jones. gave a reading on
"Spiritual Efficiency." She also
presicad over the business session.
At the. conclusion of the meeting
the hostess served refreshments ot
sandwiches and coca-colas.
Next meeting of the circle will
be with Mrs, W. T. Mosely, Jr.
FIRE AT A & P STORE
The fire department was called
out Tuesday afternoon 'in answer
to a', call from the A & P Store. The
small 'blaze near 'the. ceiling, caused
by a short in the electric wiring,
had been extinguished when the,
truck arrived. No damage resulted.
CARD OF THANKS
'We desire to express our thanks
to those who offered sympathy and,
aided us during the illness and
death of our father and brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Roberts
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Mahon, Jr.,
of this city, and Mr. and Mrs. A.
L. TT -'"i-n of Althla attended the
state fair at Tampa over the
,E. B. Ramey of Lafayette, Ind.,
is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
McClellan. ExSgt. Ramey was sta-
tioned at Tyndall Field for three
years, and! he has recently re-
ceived his discharge.
Mrs. Ed Ramsey and little daugh-
ter, Mary Dell, left yesterday for
Beebee, Ark., to visit her mother,
vho is ill, and her brother. Dick
Boyer, who is a patient in. the vet-
eranis' hospital at Little Rock, Ark.
WHO'S WHO IN PORT ST. JOE ST.
" __ SPEND YOUR MONEY AT HOME WHERE YOU WILL GET ANOTHER CRACK AT IT ROSPE
THESE WELL-KNOWN BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS OFFER YOU GOODS AND SERVICES UNEXCELLED
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
We recommend fire insurance because its easy to start a fire
C Key to BUCK ALEXANDER
Modern Beauty Shop
LILLIE PEARL WATKINS, Owner
S For Appointment Phone 41
& WILKS JEWELRY COMPANY
Diamonds- and Jewelry
WE TEACH WATCHES TO
ir: U TELL THE TRUTH
LeHARDY'S BAR a'
This Would Be a Good'Place To Let
People Know About YOUR Business
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TO THE EDITOR
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This isn't a letter to the editor
of The Star but is a clipping from
a Tampa Times we bought while
visiting the fair, and was written
by our good 'friend and prolific
writer of letters to the editor
ON TRUMAN ECONOMICS
Mr. Truman is going to author-
ize an upward revision in the'na-
tion's present 'hold the line prices'
ind then direct that the stabiliza-
tion level be held for one year
while rising production overcomes'
inflationary' danger. 'He is going tu
ring on an increase of the infla-
tion that is already here and then
.here'will be no danger of inflation.
We wonder where Mr. Trumani
;ot his training in finance and eco-
nomics? We all know that the prin-
:ipal cause of high prices was the
iigh leyel of wai'-thne union wages.
Now instead o' pulling togelhet
,o bring the country back to pro-
luction and then seek better, wages
che big industrial unions are striii.
ing f'or more wages, when they are r
already getting more than any
other o.: the 55,000.000 workers.
This is goins to cause worse
than inflation and can only end In
the worst depression ever known.
S. H. McPHAUL.
Clyde Jones was a visitor in the
city Wednesday from Pensacola.
CUSMERS SCHNEID ER' S
are Our bes-
a ? Clothing for All the Family
STHE MOST COMPLETE LINE IN
TAX I FOR SAFE, SOBER DRIVERS
S -- CALL 60
5:30 A. M. TO 11:30 P. M.
FRANK AND DOT'S AGENCY
"Fire and All Kindred Lines of Insurance
IMHW 0TNN'-gThis Ag-ncy Is Fully Equipped -To Adequately Care
For Yuur Insurance Requirements
At St. Joe Motor Co. Phone 37
Knowur. T T GROCERY
RnCH ESTNUT & Market
j ,,,, C "THE STORE WHERE YOUR PENNIES COUNT"
YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND WHAT
We o YOU WANT WHEN YOU SHOP HERE
THE BEST PLACE IN TOWN TO EAT
WE SPECIALIZE IN HOME-
i. .COOKED MEALS
Phone 60 Port St. Joe
FOR SALE-Pre-war washing ma-
chine, junior size, without wring-
,'r; $45 cash. See Mrs. Ralph Rich,
Ninth Street. 1
KEROSENE HOT WATER HEAT-
ER; $30. Also young heifer,
fresh in April. See Mrs. Y. L.
Wages, Oak Grove. 1'
EGGS Guaranteed fresh by the
hens. Phone 184. P. J.. Lovett.
FRYERS-50 New Hampshire Red'
fryers between 2 and 3 pounds
each; 50c pound on foot. See Mrs.
Aubrey R. Tomlinson, Oak Grove.
FENCE POSTS-Can furnish cy-
press or pine posts, any length,
at nominal cost. See I. C. Lupton,
corner of Eighth Street and Long
GUEST CHECKS for restaurants,
in' pads of 100; 75c per thousand,.
The Star. tf
FURNITURE FOR SALE
FURNITURE Overstuffed sofa,
tables, dressers and other pieces.
See Mrs. Tom Owens, Long Ave-
MATTRESS New inner spring
mattress: single bed; $32. See
Bill Ferrell, T hird Street. 15'
COAL HEATER-In excellent con-
dition: ne.w grates. See W. 'Red:'
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
28 LOTS-60 x 131 feet., Knodel
.Suibdivision, Oak Grove. See. Karl
NICE HOMES FOR SALE Lo-
cated in Bay View Heights and
Highland View. See J. S. Shirey.
Phone 233-J. 1-11tf
1941 FORD Convertible 5-passen-
ger coupe; new tires, heater amnd
radio; $100 under ceiling price. St.
.lre Motor Company. 1
TWO FURNISHED HOUSES for
rent. Sre W. C. Forehand, High-
land View. 1-15 tf
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COU.NTYi FILORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY'`15, 1946
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-Three $20 bills. Lost near
the bank building Saturday noon.
Finder please return to Joe Grims-
STRAYED-Black and white Eng-
lish bulldog bitch; answers to
name Patsy. Reward for return or
information leading to return. Mrs.
Joel Carr. 1
Advertising doesn't cost--it PAYS!
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apar-tments. 8-3
INCOME TAX EXPERTS
SOME INCOME TAX PAYERS
have already received i'efund for
taxes paid last month. Why wait?
See Conklin & Carter, Costin Bldg.
Phone 201. 2-8 22
WATCH THE STAR for announce-
ment of grand opening of Boyl'es'
Department Store-"Pay Cash and
Carpentering & Plumbing
FOR BUILDING OR REPAIR
---- See ---
R., C. 'Bob' Collier or P. G. 'Parker'
Hart Beacon Hill 15*
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
Every ads carries a message-
a message that will save money.
FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
that are guaranteed to get the
fish for you. See Eddie Beverly
in the ,Sheffield colored quarters
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
n meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
v/'\- days each month, 8:00 p. nr.
I Members urged 'to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. G. W.
Cooper, W. M.; G.- C. Adkins, Sec.
Special meeting Friday, February
15; work in E. A. Degree.