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VOLUME IX PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1946 NUMBER .26
Rigid Curb Is
Federal Government Takes Dras-
tic Steps To Spur Home Con-
struction for Veterans
The federal government Tuesday
put new force behind its drive to
achieve the goal of 2,700,000 ne.w
homes for veterans and to protect
prospective home-owners against
a'eal estate price speculation.
Effective at once, it imposed.
rigid curbs on virtually all new
construction to conserve building
materials for veterans housing, and
the order hit hard a number oft
business concerns and individuals
in Pbrt St. Joe who have been
working out plans for new build-
ings or extensive additions to pres-
ent structures. However, construc-
tion work already substantially
-under way will not be affected.
The curbs on virtually all new
construction not considered, essen-
tial to tlhe housing program were
imposed by the Civilian Produc-
tion Administration, and, hence-
forth, with certain exceptions, gov-
ernment permission will be re-
quired -to start any new construc-
tion or repairs. costing more than
$400 for private homes and farms'
and raging up to $15,000 for cer-
tai specified industries.
Exceptions are $1000 for hotels,
apartment houses and residential
buildings 'of' more 'than five fam:-
ilies; $1000 for churches, schools,
hospitals, public buildings and
charitable institutions; $1000 for
commercial or service establish-
ments smuch-as, offices, stores, ga
service stations and theaters;
$15,000 for factories, railroad build-
ings, lumber camps, commercial
airports, piers, research labora-
tories, motion picture sets and
utility structures. A $200 construc-
tion or repair limit is placed on
other buildings not previously
A "job" is defined, as the entire
cost of construction and repair
work as estimated at the time it
begins. A repair project cannot be
'divided into two or more separate
"jobs" to circumvent the limit on
Exempt from the order are pub-
lic works projects, utilities and
certain private projects, mainten-
anice and repair work in indus-
tries, utilities and transportation
industries a nnd. such absolutely
necessary work as factory addi-
trions which would provide addi-
tional jobs and hasten reconver-
State Realizes Large
Sum From 'Land Sales
The state of Florida, which is
its own biggest landowner, sold
more than a million dollars worth
of its holdings to private indi-
viduals and 'firms last year.
Competitive bidding from de-
velopers a n d farmers at every
cabinet meeting frequently be-
came spirited, with price's ranging
Legionnaires Attend Entries Coming
District Conference In For Kiwanis
A delegation from the local Am- oxing Tournev
erican Legion post consisting ot
John Lane, C. H. Johnson, Rosco;
Byr.d, and& T. M. Schneider, trekked Twenty-nine Boys Signed to Date
to Marianna last Sunday to attend I For Matches Scheduled Next
the West. Florida conference ot Month; More Are Needed
the Legion held in that city. Ap-
proximately 300 Legionnaires at- Great interest is being manl-
tended the conference. testedd in the Key Club-Kiwanisa
Resolutions were passed at the boxing tournament scheduled for
conclave asking terpninal leave pay April 26 and 27 at tho Centennial
for enlisted, personnel, urging uni- Auditorium and up to yesterday
versal military training, and ask- 29 boys had signed up to. display
ing that all Communists tbe re- their prowess as boxers.
moved from government employ. Ten weight classes have been
Tom Manning of Pensacola was set up and. entries in the various
nominated as district commander, .divisions are as follows:
a.nd, delegates elected to attend 60 Pound-Floyd Plerice.
the, national convention, to be, held 85 Pound-Donald Schott.
in San Francisco were L. E. Mer- 100 Pound-Roy Gay, Paul Ram-
riam, Panama City; George Mar- sey, John Young.
tin, Tallahassee; Ollie Thompson. 110 Pound.-Philip Chatham, J.
DeFuniak Springs, and, Raymona B. O'Brian, Artihur Wimberly.
Chesser, Pensacola; alternates, T. i120 Pound-Carlton Padgett and.
E. Austin, Apalachicola; S. L. Mel- Franklin Young.
'ton, Crestview; W. L. .Brewton, 130 Pound-Gene Farris, BucK
Panama City, and. W. H. Wilson, Arnette, Ted Beard, Tom Bartee,
Tallahassee. Monzel Roberts, Charles Guilford,
Department executive commit- Bob'by WVimberly.
teemen named were J. A. Stringer, 140 Poundk--Gale Traxler, Ben
Panama City; W. H. Cates, Talla- Elder, Bill Traweek.
hassee, and Arthur Dozier, Mart- 150 Pound-Noland. Rawis.
anna. 1155 Pound to Light Heavyweight
Some discussion was held at tile -Bill McFarland, Jack, Ricketson,
conference in regard to splitting Carl Guilford, J. D. Shealy, JacRk
the present large district on a Hammock, Dan Coleman, Henry
line bounded on the west by Gulf, Collier.
Calhoun and Jackson counties. Heavyweight-Donald Linton.
----- More contenders are needed for
Owens Purchases r"g the 60, 85, 120 and heavyweight
.. classes. Anyone desiring to enter
Store At Wewahitchka this tourney are asked to. contact
Frank Hannon. Ages should range
L. W. Owens of this city has from 20 years down for matches
purchased, the Gulf Drug Company with the boys listed above. -How-
store at' Wewahitchka from Mrs. ever, other matches are desired
G. R. Redfearn, who has been op for ages above 20. The committee
rating it since the death of her will adhere closely to age groups.
husband a short time back. A battle-royal is being planned a,
Mr. Owens, who has been a rest- an added attraction.
dent of Port St. Joe for the past 'he ring is rapidly taking shape
30 years, will move to the county and. workouts are being held oa
seat town as soon as he can find Monday and Friday evenings at 8
a place to hang his hat. o'clock at the Centennial Audiltoi-
--______ ium. Entries will be accepted up
Catholic Fair Will Be through Aril 12.
Held At Apalachicola Mrs. Hunter Patient At Hospital
SMirs. J. R. Hunter- of Wewahit-
During the war years the annual chka is a patient at the local hos.
Catholic fair held at Apalachicola pital. Her many friends here wish
was discontinued, but this year it for her a speedy recovery.
has been revived and will be held .-
in *the armory of the neighboring Visitors From Tampa
city.April 25, 26 and 27. Mrs. Maurice Burch and daugh-
Features, each night will be a ter of Tampa are ,guests this week
dance, carnival booths, bingo game of Mrs. J. B. Tra.week and other
an.d chicken, spaghetti and' sea- friends at Kenney's. Mill.
food suppers. Big feature of the
fair will be tihe super floor show .. . .
to be staged Friday night. April 26. How About a Bond "
KENNEYS BUY ACREAGE AND Today, Mister?
FORM NMEW I AND COfMPANY
B. E. Kenney and' B. E. Kenney,
Jr., recently purchased approxi-!
mately 10,000 acres of land lying
in Gulf and Calhoun counties and
have formed' the Kenney Land
Company to place the tracts on
T. V. Morris Suffers Heart Attack!
The many friends, of T. V. Mor-
I'is will learn with regret that he
suffered a severe heart attack last I
from $3 an acre on some swamp Monday while in Washington, D.i
lands to $1700 an acre for a small C., on business. Mrs. Morris left i
island in the keys. Tuesday by plane for Washington
The biggest amount. $702,12B, to be at his bedside.
came froiia 194'5 sales of land' re- ------- i
verting to the state .for delinquent Carl Kelley Discharged i
taxes under the Murphy Act. That Lt. Carl N. Kelley received his
brought -total Murphy Act land re- discharge from 'the navy last Frl-
ceipts since 1940, w he n sales day at the naval personnel separa- I
Want to do a good deed to-
day? Sure, you say, I'm always
looking for good' needs to do.
Okleh. The Willis V. Rowan
,Post, -American Legion, has just
issued onc, hundred, $50 bonds to
raise funds to pay for the club-
house it recently bought at Bea-
con Hill. These bonds bear In-
terest at the rate of 4% ('and do
you know any other place you
can make 4% on your money at
the present time?) and are call-
able 'by the post at any time.
Bondholders are protected by a
mortgage on the property.
These bonds may be purchased
iby anyone. but it ishopedr that
enough members of the post will
each take a bond and sorta keep
it in the family.
started, to more than $3,000,000. tion center at Great Lakes, Ill. wwwWWWWW
Fire Destroys House At
St. Joe Forestry Station'
One of the three houses at the
St. Joe forestry station at White
City was compeltely destroyed by
fire late Thursday afternoon ot
last week. The dwelling was oc-
cupied, by J. H. Pope, who was In
the lookout tower at the time.
When Mr. Pope saw the smoke
he radioed to the two forestry ae-
partment trucks, which were out
in the woods, and! also radioed to
this city for assistance. The St. Joe
fire department immediately made
the run to White City, and while
the firemen were unable to save
the house, due to lack of water,
they did, manage, to keep the fire
from spreading to the other twt'
dwellings. Loss of the building andt
part of the furnishings was placed
at approximately $3000.
Fire Chief Dan Brooks said the
department was. glad they could
be of assistance in this instance,
since the members of the forestry
station have given unes~timable as-
sistance within the city limits in
fighting woods fires.
Furniture, Radios, Toys
Be Back On Market Soon
John Blount of the St. Joe Fur-
niture & Appliance Store was
bellyaching to the editor the other
day that he couldn't get radios or
electrical .appliances, not to men-
tion a lot of other stuff. And a simi-
lar plaint was voiced by Emmett
Daniel over at MoCoy's Five and
Ten Store in regard to metal ar-
ticles and metal toys.
Well, good news .awaits them-
and al-so the purchasing public ot
Port St. Joe, for a survey just con-
ductedi,by the New York Journal
of Commerce indicates that large
quantities of radios, lamps, metal
furniture, toys and similar items
will be available in retail stores
Continued scarcities are seen in
the larger furniture. pieces, tex-
tiles, china and glassware. In fact,
an adequate supply of these latter
two- items is not expected for two
An "avalanche" of radios will be
on the market soon, according 'to
the survey, and metal toys will re-
place wooden before Christmias.
More and better quality lamps
and small electric appliances will
be seen in American homes before
the summer is over.
COMBINED SCHOOL BANDS
TO PLAY IN APALACHICOLA
The combined high school bands
of Apalachicola. Carrabelle. anti
Port St. Joe will present a con-
cert this evening in the Chapman
high school auditorium at Ap-
alachicola. The same program as
presented here last Friday night
by the combined bands will be
rendered under direction of the
Entire proceed's from the con-
cert will be used to aid' in- the pur-
chase of new uniforms for the Ap-
alachicola school band.
Grady Plair In Army
Gra'dy Plair left Mondiy for
Camp Blanding for induction into
the army. Word has be&n received peacetime program, inasmuch as
by his folks that he passed' with the average monthly quota for the
flying colors and was being sent i state during war. months was $8,-
to a Georgia camp for training. ] 000,000.
During January the people of
Report& For Induction Gulf county bought $5,587 worth of
James Reubeh Dickey was called E bond's and $388 worth of F and
to Tuscaloosa, Ala., last Sunday to G bonds. Total for February wat
report to his local board for induc- $3.225 in E bonds and, $74 in F anid-
tion into the army. G bonds.
Red Cross Field
At P.-T. A. Meet
Outlines What Contributions and
Membership Dues Make
Speaking before a meeting of
the Port St. Joe Parent-Teacher
Association held Thursday after-
noon of last week in the high
school auditorium, J. C. McCotter,
field director for the Red Cross, at
Camp Gordon Johnston, gave a
brief review of the aims of 'the Red
Cross program for the ensuing
He emphasized the fact that the
main parts of the program will
consider problems of veterans, aid
and recreational care of American
servicemen still stationed' over-
seas, and disaster relief for' the
One of the most interesting
portions of Mr. McCotter's talk
were his comments on his per-
sonal experiences, as a recreational
director with the American Red
Cross overseas during the war.
He was in Iceland, where Amerl-
can units were stationed, and he
stated that the morale problem
was quite difficult to handle, and
t h e unpredictable weather, to-
gether with the uneven distribu-
tion of daylight and darkness,
made the solution harder than or-
dinary assignments.. He recalled, a
series of baseball games 'that were
called' at midnight, yet it was as
bright as our summer noonday
Another of his experiences Mr.
McCotter told, to his audience, of
teachers and parents, was laid In
northern Ireland. There the pro-
gram could, be organized. to much
greater. capacity and with more
facilities. The clubs which the
Red Cross built for the servicemen
and women were modeled after
New York hotels. If a serviceman
canrg there on leave he could get
everything from valet service to a
shave and, hair cut. One of the
most popular features of these
clubs were the hot showers. Often
a serviceman would spend, an en-
tire leave without going out of the
Following the talk by McCotter
a business meeting was held dur-
ing which a nominating committee
was named consisting of Mrs. L.
P. Sutton, Mrs. George Suhber and
Miss Marjorie Philyaw.
At the conclusion of the busi-
ness session, the members enjoyed
a social hour during which coffee
and pound cake were served.
The April meeting of tfie P.-T.
A. will be held in the high school
library with Prof. W. A. Biggart
in charge of th.e program.
Gulf Countians Buy $3299
In Bonds During February
Sales of E, F and G Savings
Bonds in Florida during January
of this year totaeld $7,478,312, and
in February $7,450,234, which Is
considered' a good, start on the
Ptlltehad Every Friday at Pert St. Josp FIa.
by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1987, at the
.Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 8, 1879.
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tiasement, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts.
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
SOWING SEEDS OF DOUBT
We have noticed that in almost any edit
of a daily newspaper you will find at le
one story of a mishap that befell a veteran
this war. By the same token one may find
least one story reporting the misdeeds o:
veteran. The word "veteran" has become
repetitious in news stories that it appears
though the ex-serviceman stumbles at evw
crossroad or is trying to trip his fellow c
zen at each by-way.
SThe .men and women who have just
turned from war, and we have a startli
large number right here in Gulf county,
average Americans, no different than any c
of the 132,000,000 citizens who live norr
lives and pursue their own ambitions. Of 1
15,000,000 men and women who served w
our armed forces during the war years
will find a cross-section of America.
races, creeds and coloi-s side by side in c
army of democracy.
It 'is only natural then that we find nm
and women from all walks of life-"mercha
lawyer, beggerman, thief' successful ci
zens, and those who are failures. For tl
reason the average veteran resents the pt
licity which tends to disprove the.fact th
because he is a veteran, he is different tlb
his fellow citizens. The mention of the v
eran in derogatory stories .(which, incid<
tally, you do not see in The Star) tends
place a seed of doubt in the minds of our ci
zens which grows until they begin to wond
whether all veterans are questionable.
Mention. in news stories is seldom made
the reporting of criminal activities or ille;
offenses of the individuals by their religi,
fraternal organizations, or reference to 1
schools they attended. To do so would c;
a reflection upon the particular group me
tioned and lean toward discrimination. 'I
character of a few is being reflected upon 1
majority by the reporting of veterans w
have becnime involved lin unfortunate or
legal incidents. You cannot condemn a ma
family because he did something injurious
society, and by the same token you cant
condemn an army. for the mistakes of a fe
It seems to the editor of The Star that t
nation's daily press and radio should refr;
from publicizing the word "veteran" in stc
ies associated with unpleasant incidents. H
a veteran, yes, but first he's an American.
Accident Record ......
In recent years the United States
has had. the worst accident record -'. ;-.
of any country except Chile. The '- -'
last report from Germany was in
1936, when accidental deaths per
100,000 population were 43.4. Japan,
which reported as late as 1938, had
a 44.0 rate. In comparison, the '
United States rate per 100,000 the
last year was 72.3, according to
Statistics by the National Safety
Patient At Hospital
(Mrs,. J. L. McQuaig is a patient
at the local hosiital, having un-
diergone 'an operation recently.
Mrs. B. A. Pridgeon, Mrs. R. 0.
Ijprrick and Bernard Pridgeon Jr.,
spent Tuesday shopping in Pan-
THE FUTURE OF MANKIND
Strange as it may seem, the fate of people
on this'-earth may come to rest on such simple
matters as how to use a little metal or what
we may do with a stick of wood.
The metal referred to is uranium. From it
modern science has learned to create atomic
energy, so deadly that its use in some future
war could easily wipe out all plant, .animal
and human life forever.
The stick of wood is a stick of pulpwood.
From its fibers science makes paper-paper
for newsprint, for magazines, for books, for
stationery and for practically everything else
upon which human thoughts are written.
These are the two elements that may de-
cide the future of mankind. Atomic energy
offers people an easy way to commit suicide.
Yet it also holds forth the prospect that
atomic energy, used for peace, can bring won-
derful new blessings to man.
But how is this strange atomic force really
to be used? Will nations continue to mistrust
each other, constantly rearming, and in the
end going to war once more? Or will na-
tions and their people learn to live together
in peace and harmony?
The answers to these questions are to be
found in paper. With paper for Bibles and text-
books, for newspapers and magazines, for all
the thousands of other peacetime ways in
which knowledge can be spread, man may
learn in time to love his neighbor, and nations
may learn to do likewise.
RUMOR WITHOUT FOUNDATION
The recent dark-flour order caused a ru-
mor to spread through rural areas that millers
were to substitute plain muslin for the gaily
printed cotton flour sack, time-tested founda-
tion of the nation's farm fashions. No longer
'-when the wind blew across the South would
one see the names of famous brands of flour
on all the girls' underpants.
Farm wives recoiled in horror at the very
thought. For years the stout, fast-color flour
sack had been as important to them as '
contents. Then came good news. A KaIsas
City bag company, which supplies the natAon's
millers with most of their printed sacks, an-
nounced that not a single order for prin' :1
sacks had been lost because of dark flour.
Thus the rumor was scotched. The rural
'housewives breathed a sigh of relief. Easter
could come as usual. Across young, churcn-
bound backsides would still be emblazoned the
good old legend's: "Pure As Drifted Snow,"
"100 Lbs. Fresh Ground," "Guaranteed Self-
Some compiler of statistics states that right
now the United States needs 12,590,000 alarm
clocks and 5,000,000 garbage cans. Undoubt-
edly the garbage cans are to throw the alarm
clocks into when they go off early in the
The greatest disappointment in life is to
see another fellow right ahead of you taking
the only parking place in the block.
Whiskey may not cure a cold, but those
who have tried it say nothing fails more
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1St. Joe Hardware Co.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULP COUNTY,, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1946,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
N PA GE Tle[
County Registrar To
Be Here April 11-11
C. -G. Rish, county supervisor o
registration, will be in Port Sl
Joe Thursday and Friday, April 1
and. 12, for the purpose of reg.is
tering any qualified, voters whi
have not yet registered and desire
to particiate in the primaries.
He will have with him the regis
tration books for North and Soutt
Port St. Joe, Kenney's Mill an(
Highland View, which will be opera
at the police station.
Vet Service Officer
To Be In City Toda)
M. E. Penton, assistant state
service office for the veterans ad-
ministration, will be in Port St.
Joe all day today at the office ol
,County Service Officer Bill Linton
jn the Masonic building.
Any veterans having problems
lare asked to drop in and see Mr.
SURVEYOR TO BE HERE TO
MAKE SURVEYS FOR THOSE,
FIGURING ON FHA HOMES
In all FHA loans for construc-
tion, 'a survey is necessary for
submission for commitments, and
Thos. R. L. Carter announces that
C. R. Bill, surveyor from Panama
City, has asked .him to contact as
many of. those who are wanting
surveys as possible, since he can
make a much better price' if he
has a number of surveys to make
on a. single trip.
Those who are contemplating
building with FHA loans are askett
to phone Mr. Carter their lot and
,block number an,d hlie will make
arrangements with Mr. Bill for his
next trip, which probably will be
the first or middle of next week.
Croxton In Hospital
Mrs. G. S. C 'i oxi is at the bed-
side of her husband, who is a pa-
tient at a Thomasville, Ga., hos-
pital, where he underwent a major
operation. Mrs. J; A. Christmas is
also there to assist in nursing Mr.
Maurice Burch Writes
Us From Yung Dung Po
Yung Dung Po, Korea.
Friday 1 March 1946.
Dear Editor Bill-I would like
to get a change of address on The
Star, as noted below.
I enjoy reading The Star very
much and' will be glad when I start
receiving it here in Korea. I have
really had a change as well as a
change of address. The climate In
the Philippinie's is tropical; here it
is' almost freezing, although it is
said to be approximately the same
latitude as New York state.
Best regards to you,
T/IS MAURICE BURCH,
230 Finance Disiburs. Sec.
APO 901 c/o Postmaster,
Sak Francisco, Calif.
Gretna Greens In
Florida marriages have dropped
of sharply state-widle, according to
the state ,board of health, due to
inauguration of the state's new
three-day waiting and health test
Small county seats in Georgia.
near the border line, report 20u
to 500 per cent increase in marri-
age licenses, while the samesitua-
tion prevails in Alabama border
Some comparisons, based on the
number issued. the 1 ast, three
months of 1944 as compared, to
the number issued during the last
three months of 1945, follow:
Duval dropped from 1,785 to 808.
Leon dropped from 335 to 76. Es-
cambia dropped: from 742 to 366.
Jackson dropped from 128 to 30.
Mrs. Fred Maddox is laid up
with a severely sprained ankle
which she received recently when
she slipped going down the steps
of her home.
There will be only two Friday
the 13ths in 1946. One in Septem-
b,er andi one in December.
23rd ANNIVERSARY SALE
The Three-Piece Suite With
Mattress and Coil Springs -
E EASY O1 0 A9..
End Table Special TERMS S,. .
A most attractive design
worked into an end table of
excellent quality. Be sure to
see this tomorrow.
We consider this to :,e one of the 3 ~5
most stunning modern bedroom
suites we have ever offered to our
customers. The illustration can
give you only a (faint idea or Its
beauty. You must see the actual Use Our Easy Terms
merchandise. It includes the bed,
the "robe, your choice of vanity or
dresser, the mattress and coil spring
Every taste completely sat-
isfied in this beautiful array
of table lamps. Prices start
as low as shown below.
LOUNGE CHAIR AND OTTOMAN
Upholstered in fine tapestry with handsome trim
and loose. spring-filled pillow back. A
wonderful value at -
Complete HomeW Furnishings.
PORT ST. JOE
PORT ST. JOE
4-5 QUART GOLDEN WEDDING' $3.65
4-5 QUART LANSDOWNE RESERVE $4.05
4-5 QUART Sunnybrook Bourbon Blend $4.10
4-5 QUART PAUL JONES - $3.65
St. Joe Bar St. Joe Liquor Store
PHONE 114 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
(10 Miles East of Port St. Joe)
DINNER SERVED 6:00 TO 8:00 P. M.
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
SATURDAY NIGHT-6:00 TO 10:00 P. M.
SUNDAYS-12 NOON TO 10:00 P. M.
FRIED CHICKEN DINNERS
.and FRESH FISH IN SEASON
'FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1946
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1946
PAGE FOUR THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
You a.nd each of you are-hereby
notified and required to present
any claims and demands which
you, or either of you, may have
a-iinst 'the estate, of CHARLES
EDISON STEBEL, deceased, late
ol said County, to the County
Judge of Gulf County, Florida, at
his office in the court house. at
Wewalitchka, Florida, within eight
calendar months from the date of
the first publication of this no-
tice. Each claim or demand must
be in writing and must stale the
place of residence andi postoffice
address of the claimant, and must
be sworn to by the claimant, his
agent, or his attorney, or the same
will become void according to law.
This 5th day of February, 1946.
Adiministratrix of the Estate
of Charles Edison Stebel,
Deceased. 3-8 29
Believing myself to be in posi-
tion 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
For County Commissioner
I wish to announce to the voters
of Gulf County that I am a candi-
date for re-election to the office
of County Commissioner from the
Fourth District. Your support ana
vote will be greatly appreciated.
BASIL E. KENNEY, Jr.
For County Commissioner
DISTRICT NO. 2
I desire to announce my candi-
dacy for member of the Board of
County Commissioners of Gult
County from District No. 2, sub-
ject to the will of the voters at
the May Primaries. I have been a
resident of this county all. my life
(50 years and feel that I know
what is good or what ,may be bad
for the county. If elected to this
position I can promise only one
thing-that I will at all times work
for the best interests of the county
and its residents. Your vote and
support will be sincerely appreci-
CARY L. WHITFIELD
For County Commissioner
DISTRICT NO. 2
To the People of Gulf County:
I hereby announce my candidacy
for re-election as County Commis-
sioner in District No. 2, and I will
greatly appreciate the vote and
support of everyone, promising to
serve you faithfully in the future
as I have tried to do in the past.
* A VALUABLE
Your doctor's prescription is a valuable
document. More than a piece of paper
beaipg 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. p,1
WO e fhrck Prwervt i CI.,* ol.
PhIkn. 5 Port St. Joe
)V* Fill Any11p.tor'.e-jreerlitlon
Plan to Keep Soil Busy
All Summer for Top Yield
Effident Layout for Vegetable Garden of 1,200 Square Feet.
In a small garden, planned to
produce an all season supply of
each vegetable grown, and keep the
land working without idle periods,
an amazing quantity of fresh vege-
tables of high quality can be grown.
It is far more economical to cul-
tivate efficiently a small plot, than
to work twice the space haphazard-
ly, and the yield of the small area
may easily equal or exceed the
large. The small space may be
better kept with less work, and less
seed, fertilizer and insecticides will
be needed. Well fed vegetables will
have higher quality, and the owner
will take more pride in the appear-
ance of his plot.
All this requires only careful
planning; and that can be done in
a few hours during an evening be-
fore the ground outside is dry
enough to spade. A suggested
schedule for a space 24x50 feet is
given below, with a diagram of the
Do not copy this plan and sched-
ule, but make your own, based on
conditions in your garden and your
own family preferences. And re-
member that, in making any plan,
adjustments are always necessary,-
with a little more of one crop sown
here, a little less of another there,
in order t6 make each sowing a
complete row, and keep the ground
occupied all season.
First Sowing, as Soon as Ground Is Prepared.
6 Beets 60 days
2 Broccoli 70 days
7 Carrots 70 days
8 Endive, curly 70 days
9 Endive, broad leaved 90 days
10 Kale 60 days
11 Lettuce 40 days
12 Onion Sets 20 days
13 Parsley 75 days
14 Parsnips 95 days
15-16 Peas 64 days
26 New Zealand Spinach 60 days
3 Swiss Chard 60 days
17 Turnips 60 days
Sow a Week Before
18 Bush Beans 60 days
Lima Beans 80 days
Sow or Transplant When
19 Beets 60 days
30 Carrots 70 days
28 Cucumbers 45 days
21 Lettuce 40 days
22 Onion Sets 20 days
27 Italian MarroW 60 days
5 Egg Plant 75 days
4 Peppers 60 days
Sow Sixty Days Afl
Faculties of Neighboring
Schools In Meeting Here
Teachers from schools at Wewa-
hitchka, Carraibelle and Apalachi-
cola held a district meeting at the
Port St. Joe school last Friday af-
ternoon under the direction of Tom
Owens,, Gulf county superinten-
dent, and' Noble H. Stone, district
The visiting teachers first 'in-
spected the local school rooms and
library and then were entertained
at a tea during which problems ot
a general nature were discusse-.
Mr. Stone then showed) a mov-
ing picture emphasizing the im-
portance of the teacher to the com-
munity \and to the upholding ot
ideals for wh-ich we have, just
fought a war. A portion of the
film also portrayed work done by
the National Education Association
for the betterment of the teaching
profession. At the conclusion of
the film, Mr. Stone introduced the
members of the faculties of the
Prior to the concert by the com-
bined band's of Port St. Joe, Carra-
be-lle and, Apalachicola, a fish fry
was held for the teachers and
members of the bands.
Visiting With Parents
,Miss Sara Jo Costin and Miss
Fay Morris, who are attending col-
lege at Gainesville, arrived here
Wednesday for a few days,' visit
with their parents.
To Make Home In ,Talla.hassee
Mrs. Foster Talley and children:
of Green Cove Springs are visiting
here with her mother, Mrs.. Anna
Balkcom. Mrs. Talley expects to
make her home in Tallahassee in
the near future. I
Last Follow rop
6 weeks August 1, Lettuce
To frost None
8 weeks None
6 weeks August 10, Beans
6 weeks None
To freeze None
6 weeks July 15, Carrots
4 weeks June 10, Beans
To freeze None
To spring None
2 weeks Row 15, July 1, Ent
Row 16, July 1, Oni
To freeze None
To freeze None
2 weeks July1, Chinese Cabb
4 weeks August 10, Beets
To frost I None
Frost Danger Is Over.
6 weeks None
8 weeks None
6 weeks None
6 weeks August 15, Turnips
4 weeks July 10, Beans
To frost None
To frost None
To frost None
To frost None
er First Sowl g.
6 weeks Nonel
6 weeks None
8 weeks None
Your chances of
lightning are only
being struck by
one in 70,000.
For Those Who Think
Run down shoes make you
look sloppy and unattractive.
Better keep yours in repair
and well polished. Let us be
your footwear valets.
MONEY TO LOAN
NO RED TAPE--
IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT ,FIVE MINUTES
TO GET. UP TO $300.00!
Confidential Loan Co.
PORT ST. JOE
THE STORE WHERE YOUR DOLLAR HAS THE MOST CENTS
A Complete Line of
Groceries Meats -Dry Goods
Available fromWCommercial News Providers",
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
~ThDAY. MARCH '29, 1946 tHE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Rev. 0. D. Langston, Pastor
9:45' a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:.30 p. m.-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.
Maurice Fain of Bainibridge, Ga.
was the guest Friday and Satur
day of Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Baggett.
)oF INDIA. FE5 O h
ANT.S AND TERMITES.
tCLAW6 IT S ALe. GS o
STRONG ANT ....
You're always able to finck
the things you want at the
LILIUS JEWELRY CO. We
have everything come to
us for Birthstone Rings, Cos-
tume Jewelry, Leather Goods
and Expert Watch Repair
BOBBY GIBSON OBSERVES
Bobby Gibson observed his 12th
birthday Monday with a party at
his home on Long Avenue. After
enjoying a number of games, the
- guests were served cake and
Those enjoying the afternoon
with Bobiby were Rachel Hender-
son, Betty Jo Tharpe, Ann Mil-
stead, Donald Wise, John Barrier,
Barbara Boyles, Timothy Elder,
Jimmy Philyaw, Ernestine Durant,
Doris Rich, Janice Roberts, Ferret
* Allen, Billy, Cutrer, Patsy Vittum,
June Wise, Bobby Smith, Arthur
- Wimiber.ly and John Milstead.
Mrs. Eula White assisted Mrs.
Gibson in serving the youngsters.
, *& ,ft
. CARRABELLE MINISTER WILL
PREACH AT BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. Henry F. Jarvis, pastor ot
the Carrabelle Baptist Church, will
preach next Sunday at the First
Baptist Church at both the morn-
ing and evening services.
Rev. R. F. Hallford is in Carra-
belle at the present, conducting a
ACCEPTS CHURCH HERE
Rev. W. G. Mizelle of Windsor,
N. C., and Panama City has ac-
cepted the pastorate of the Assem-
bly of 'God Church in Highland
View. Preceding his acceptance of
the pastorate here, Rev. Mizelle
was an evangelist and has minis-
tered in a number of the states
and Canada. He desires to extend
an invitation to all, andt is sure
everyone will find a warm wel-
come and friendly atmosphere at
the Highlandt View church.
DR. C. L. REICHERTER
EYES EXAMINED- GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to S
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
I HOME FLORIST I
IFlowers for All Occasions
CUT FLOWERS POTTED PLANTS
-MRS. W. A. JOHNSON
Long Avenue, Near Fifteenth Street
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, MARCH 31,1946
9:45-Bible School for all.
10:55-Morning Worship.' Sermon Topic:
"IF YE LOVE ME."
6:55-Baptist Training Union.
8:00-Evening Worship. Sermon Topic:
ENGAGEMENT 'OF GEWEL
LEWIS IS ANNOUNCED
:Mr. 'and Mrs. D. B. Lewis of At-
lanta, Ga., announce the 'engage-
ment of their daughter, Gewel
Juanita, to Mr. George Loudon of
-New Castle, Pa.
Miss Lewis 'graduated from the
Port St. Joe high school, class of
'41, received her nurses training
in the Pensacola hospital training
school for nurses, at Pensacola,
and, was commissioned as second
lieutenant in the Army Nurse
Corps in January of 1945. She is
now stationed at Ft. Jackson, S. C.
Mr. Loudton, recently discharge,
from the service, is the son of Mr.
.nd Mrs. Robert B. Loudon of New
Castle, Pa. HI attended the Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania before en-
tering the service and is now in
the construction business in Penn-
The. wedding date has not been
BAPTIST W. M. S. HOLDS
ROYAL SERVICE ,PROGRAM
The Royal Service program ot
the baptist W. M. S. was rendered
at the church Monday afternoon
with 25 members in attendance.
Circle One was in charge of the
program, with Mrs. J. 0. Baggett,
program chairman, presiding. The
topic for the month was "Home
Missions Building In a New
World." The 'Bible study was
brought by Mrs. W. H. Howell, fol-
lowed with prayer by Mrs. L. E.
Voss. "America In the New World"
and "Building Anew on Old Fields"
were developed' by Mesdames C.
A. McClellan, Baggett, C. G. Cos-
tin, Curtis Palmer and E. C. Cason.
The meeting was closed. with
prayer by Mrs. Wesley Ramse3-.
Next Monday's meeting will be
the business-session at the church
with the Sunbeams meeting at the
EASTERN STAR MEETS
TUESDAY NIGHT AT HALL
The regular meeting of the Or-
der of Eastern Star was held on
Tuesday night in the Masonic hall
with nineteen members and three
visitors present, Mrs. John Blount,
whose membershipp is in Panama
City; Mrs. Flossie Wilson, mem-
ber of the Carrabelle chapter, and
Mrs. Annie McPherson of Mari-
,The worthy matron announced
that there will be a call practice
meeting held on April 16. All of-
ficers are requested to be present
-or this meeting.
MRS. PRIDGEON HOSTESS
TO J. A. M. CLUB MONDAY
Mrs. Eula Pridgeon was hostess
to members of the J. A. M. Club
Monday night at her home in
After spending an h6-ur sewing
and chatting, the hostess served
to the ten members present straw-
beirry shortcake with whipped
cream and coffee.
Next regular meeting of the club
on April 15 Will be with Mrs.
Elaine Pridilgeon at White City.
WOMAN'S CLUB TO MEET
The regular meeting of the Port
St. Joe Woman's Club will be held
next Wednesday afternoon a't 3:45
in the club room. All members are
urged to be present.
,Miss Carolyn Baggett, who is a
student at Stetson University, De.
!land, spent the spring holidays"
with home, folks, returning to
school Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. John Blount hav-:
as their house guest this week
Mrs. Blount's mother, Mrs. Annie
McPherson of Mariann'a.
Mrs. Youal Wages. spent last
week-end in Fitzgerald, Ga., visit-
Oscar Smith of Utah was the
guest this week of his father-in-
law, .Zack Adams.
Freddie Wages spent last week- Wages.
end in Apalachicola with his uncle *
and aunt, Mr. and Mrsm FreG Send The Star to a friend.
NOTICE, TO THE PUBLIC
The Apalachicola Northern Railroad Company, from
time to time, has been attempting to provide coal for
domestic purposes to the cities of this community.
The town has had sufficient growth now to warrant
someone going into the coal business, and this Com-
pany is not desirous of continuing to furnish coal, as
this should be a business for some one or more people
to handle. It is not the desire of the Apalachicola
Northern Railroad Company to furnish or handle
coal, and we do not care to do so.
A Martin Theatre
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAY
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SATURDAY, MARCH 30
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April 1 and 2 ,
Latest MOVIETONE NEWS
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Chapter 5 of Serial
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Latest MOVIETONE NEWS
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tHlt STAR. PORT SPT. JOE. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
- 1 .RI:DAY MARCH '99, 1946
PAS SI TH ST R PORT_ ST. JO G L O N Y L R DAF I M R H 2, 14
Has Tennessee Visitors
Mrs. Ellen Kirkland has as her
hob.se guests Capt. and Mrs. John
B. Fletcher of Memphis, Tenu.
Ca-'tain Fletcher was advised by
his physician to come to Florida
for his heath, and, they expect to
be here until June.
Mr. and Mrs. Durel Brigman
have as their guests Mrs. Brig-
main's mother and brother, Mrs.
Della Goodson and Walter Good-
son of Panama City.
U. S. ARMY RECRUITING SUB-STATION
Harrison Avenue Panama City, Florida
Convalescing 'After Appendectomy
The many friends of Miss Mari-
lyn Rowan will be glad to know
that she is convalescing at her
home on Seventh Street after hav-
ing undergone an appendectomy at
the municipal hospital on Thurs-
day of last week.
Capt. and, Mrs. John B. Fletcher,
Mrs. Ellen Kirkland, Mrs. Fred
Maddox and Mrs. M. H. Elder were
shopping Wednesday in Panama
Seaman Evans Visits Pare
James C. vans, S 1/c, w:
stationed at Green Cove Sp
visited here over the week
with his parents, Mr. and M
C. Evans. He is on terminal
WiTf Return To Oklahon
AMr. and Mrs. G. W. Cha
expect to leave shortly afte
first of the month to retu:
their home! in Oklahoma.
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We would like to express
thanks to the St. Joe fire d
ment for their assistance in
trol6Hling the fire Thursday o
week at the forest service t
UH.. A. Hardy and Fair
J. H. Pope a.nd, Famil:
I have taken over the
Joe Wood Works an
material is available
continue to take or
for all types of Mill Wo
such as Windows, Do
Cabinets, Tables, etc.
W. B. Ferrell will c
tinue to work at the s
as in the past.
A. H. MATTHEY
its. Mr.;,and Mrs. James Plair from Mrs. Verna Smith and' Mrs.
ho is Pensacola visited' here over the Marigene Taunton spent Monday
?rings, week-end with Mr. and Mrs. W. J. afternoon shopping in Panama
k-enca Plair. City.
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING *
mbers REAL ESTATE FOR SALE FOR SALE
rn to NICE HOMES FOR SALE Lo- DOUBLE 'CROP PEA SEED for
Highland View. See J. S. Shirey. sale. Also cabbage and collard
Phone 233-J. 1-11tt plants at 25c per 100, now ready
to set. Mrs. R. J. Pitts, Wewa-
BEFORE THE INK WAS DRY hitchka, Fla. 3-144-5
es Ot 'n last week's Star I had sold the FURNITURE FOR SALE
part. Palm Boulevard lots I advertised. FURNITURE FOR SALE
f last If you have lots, farms or houses FURNITURE for four-room house.
powerr for sale, list them with me. The See G. W. Ohambers at C. C.
lily, charges are reasonable and in- Williams' house, Monument Ave.
y. clude preparing of papers, notary
work and abstracts of title. FOR RENT
,1. $2,250 House-$1000 down, the
balance in five years. FOR RENT until September 1st,
Sn v furnished. three-bedrToom modern
$3,250 House-$1000 down, the home; Long Avenue. Phone, 246
balance in five years. in ivening.I
$3,800 House-$1500 down, the
balance in five. years. TWO FURNISHED HOUSES for_
St. SEE ME ABOUT LONG-TIME rent. See W. C. Forehand, High-"
St. FHA LOANS. land View. 1-15 tf
d if MISCELLANEOUS
will CARTER, Costin Building FISH BAIT Fresh, clean worms
ers that are guaranteed to et the
lers APARTMENTS FOR RENT fish for you. See Eddie Beverly
rk, FOR AARTMENTS ee The in the ,Sheffield colored quarters.
ork, FOR APARTMENTS See The
OrsS Shirey Apartments. 8-3 GUEST CHECKS for restaurants,
^in, pads of 100; 75c per thousand
SPECIAL SERVICES .The Star. tf
:on-. MATTRESS RENOVATING LODGE NOTICES
hop COTTON and INNERSPRING MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Our truck will be in Port St. Joe Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
Tuesday of each week. Write us meetings 2nd and 4th' Fri-
and we will call at your home. l/('\-' days each month, 8:00 p. n.
W, M DIXIE MATTRESS M embers urged to attncd;
WS DIXIE MATTRESS C visitingbrothers-welcome. G. W
54 West Beach Drive Cooper, W.M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
PANAMA CITY, FLA. 4-26" Work in F. C. Degree tonight.
WHO'S WHO IN PORT ST. JOE
- SPEND YOUR MONEY AT HOME WHERE YOU WILL GET ANOTHER CRACK AT IT I0EOPL1E
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WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
We recommend fire insurance because its easy to start a fire
keyoZ BUCK ALEXANDER
Modern Beauty Shop
LTLLIE PEARL WATKINS, Owner
U For Appointment Phone 41
teIl WILKS JEWELRY COMPANY
Diamonds and Jewelry
SWE TEACH WATCHES TO
TELL THE TRUTH
This:Would Be a Ggod Place To Let
People Know About YOUR Business
The Low Down DOI
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Editor The Star:
Atter all is said and dun, our
U.SA system ain't so upset but
whut enny good old-fashioned fam-
ily doctor could, git us back on our
feet -- economically speaking We
bin hirin's too dadblamed. many
specialists. And each day 'stead of
,'ittin' 'better, we git a new kind ot
Nobuddy, ennymore, is happy.
She don't look like the old care-
free USA like when gramma and
grampa started out. And to explain
the whys and wherefores, that
there Mister Byrd' up there in ol'
Virginny, he digs up sum figgers
showing' -therq's still 'most 3 million
coastin' on Uncle Samibo's payroll
-civilians, not soldiers er sailors
-and you know, that means 'bout
100 bucks per year to be ponied up
'by each wage earner. An' that ain't
hay. That's the price of a cduple
nice new suits-if you kin afford
to be a 2-suit guy.
And' you know, irfen I wnz to
blurt out an opinion, we gotta take
the ol' bull by the horns and git
back on the beam. Start a-usin'
horse sense or old family doctor
pre-scriptions versus hiring' a flock
of "left eybrow specialists."
Yours with the lowdown,
Have Guests From Tampa
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Raiford of
Tampa are the guests of Mrs. Rai-
ford's, parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Plair. Henry has just returned
,from overseas service and lhas
received his discharge.
IF YOU WANT .
Candy Bars, Roasted Peanuts,
Potato Chips, Soft Drinks or
ZA CH ADAMS
Next Door to Copper's-Barber Shop
When Passing Thru Highland View
SMILES CAFE F
First Building On Right Across Bridge
Regular Meals Sandwiches Short Orders
BASS' SUNNY STATE SERVICE
If you want EXPERT SERVICE in a, Hurry,
We Have It. We Also Give ROAD SERVICE.
First Aid REPAIRS WHEEL BALANCING
Cars Polished, Waxed and Steam Cleaned
PHONE 227 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
Clothing for All the Family
THE MOST COMPLETE LINE IN
T AX FOR SAFE, SOBER DRIVERS
S A- CALL 60
5:30 A. M. TO 11:30 P. M.
FRANK AND DOT'S AGENCY
Fire and All Kindred Lines of Insurance
This Agency Is Fully Equipped To Adequately Care
LFor Your Insurance Requirements
At St. Joe Motor Co. Phone 37
eKnowu HUTr T TT GROCERY
CHEEU & Market
"THE STORE WHERE YOUR PENNIES COUNT"
YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND WHAT
ft;YOU WANT WHEN YOU SHOP HERE
THE BEST PLACE IN TOWN TO EAT
WE SPECIALIZE IN HOME-
Phone 60 Fort St. Joe
A full College Course for you
WITH EXPENSES PAIPJ
R. L. CARTER
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GVLF COUNTY, FLORAAq~
. IRICIAY, MIARCHPI 29), 194