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VOLUME X PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1947 NUMBER 20
St. Joe Air Field
Is On Federal List
One of 112 In Florida Recom-
mended for Improvement or
Construction By CAA
The Port St. Joe airport, nothing
to brag about at present, was one
or 112 on a list of Florida fields
that the Civil Aeronautics Admin-
istration recommended Saturday
to: construction or improvement
within the next three years.
The 112 in Florida are among
4,431 airports in the entire country
which the CAA said should be built
or improved in that period. From
this list will be selected the proj-
ects to be included in the construc-
tion program for the 1948 fiscal
year, starting next July 1, depend-
ing upon the amount of money atu-
propriated by congress and the rel-
ative urgency of each project.
Projects on the list issued Sat-
urday are estimated to cost $985,-
800,000, of which the federal gov-
ernment's share would be $441,600,-
000 and, the local sponsors' share
would be $544.200,000.
And right there is probably
where the S't. Joe airport g-ts
knocked in the head, for the CAA
will pay half of the engineering
cost, half of the construction cost
and 25 per cent of the land cost in
establishing an airport, and right
now Gulf county hasn't any large
amounts of money to toss at the
Back in 1945 the local airport was
included- on a list of field's recom-
mended by the CAA for construc-
Lion or improvement, and at that
time the estimated cost for a
Class 2 field for Port St. Joe wa-
placed at $396.750. and, a similar
class field for Wewahitchka at
$156,350. Even oi a 50-50 basis that
would come to $198,375 as Gulf
county's share of the St. Joe field
and $78.175 as the sponsor's, share
of the Wewa project-andiusn's
jist ain't got that kind. of money
REMODELING JOB AT
John Robert Smith has had his
drug store all torn up during' the
past two week-endls due to the
fact that he .has had his termite-
chew'ed wooden floor replaced with
a red-tinted concrete floor. For a
time, with sand spread over the
fresh concrete, the pharmacy re-
sembled somewhat an old-time, sa-
In addition to the new floor, J.
R. has also installed wome fancy
chromium and leather booths for
his soda fountain customers.
The cellar-dwelling Merchants
have finally broken the jinx that
hias hung over them since the open-
ing of the City Ba'sketball League
louiney and have chalked up two
wi ins. They're still in the cellar,
liut those two wins have sure
put new life into the boys.
They seem to have put the In-
liall sign on the McCoy aggrega-
tion, for last week they downed
the Grocerymen by the close score
of 31 29, and' Wednesday night
Look them again 34-33 in a fast
tilt that went to an overtime play-
off. Seems nobody had a rule book
handy, as MeCroy's protested. the
game. claiming it was necessary
to make two points in the, first
playoff period. Perusal of" the rule-
book yesterday ended the protest,
as it stated that during the first
overtimee period one point will win,
secondd period takes twop points, and
each period after that one point
.Results of games during the
past ten days are as follows:
Jan. 31-St. Joe Paper Company,
.15; Apalachicola, 31. Merchants,
i1; McCoy. 2i).
Feb. 5-St. Joe Paper Company,
32; Merchants, 24. The Apalachl-
cola L.eg'ion forfeited to McCoy.
Feb. 7-St. Joe Paper Company,
::;; Merchants, 23. McCoy. 41;
Apalachicola Leggion, 35.
(Continued on Page 2)
Fire Seriously Damages
Stanford Beckham Home
The residence on the corner of
Seventh Street and Woodward Ave-
nu. occupied iby Mr. and Mrs. Stan-
fold iBeckham was seriously dam-
aged by fire Wednesday morning
about 11 o'clock, the damage to
furnishings and tihe dwelling being
approximately $2500. according to
Fire Chief Dan Brooks, Jr.
It is believed the blaze started
from an oil stove in the kitchen
which had a low fire burning. No
one was home at the time.
TWO GRASS FIRES CALL OUT
FIRE DEPARTMENT SUNDAY
The file department was called
mlt-twice Sunday afternoon to ex-
tinguisih grass fires, the first oc-
curing in the vacant lots at the
eari of the Dan Brooks home oil
Vlonumnent Avenue, .and the second
about a half hour later, near the
warehouse at the St. Joe Paper
Mr. and Mrs. John Dendy of St.
Andrews were visitors in town
Assistance of Readers Asked. On Library Project
In an endeavor to promte interest in the recently organized public
library for Port St. Joe, which is located on the second floor of the A.
N. depot, members of the two womenfs clubs are endeavoring to dis-
cover what books and types of books prospective library patrons would
like to see on the shelves. To that end they ask that you clip out the
coupon .below, fill it in and mail it to Mrs. Kennington.
MRS. G. L. KENNINGTON, Box 534, Port St. Joe.
I would like to have the following books on the shelves of our
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StateSays Caldwell esrigtemOf the oCuJI e CosChpe
J ouTy ilcit court got underwayRe CrsChp r
Molday at. Weivahitch~ka, vi th 11-
In Radio Talk -Monday Night, Gov-Ju jle Iri A. Hutchison Deidin- Moore To Act As Chairman for St.
ern..r Says Cities Can Not Look
To Him for Share In Taxes
We don't know how many read-
'rs of The Star listened iii on Gov-
ernor Millard Caldwell's radio ad-
idress Monday night in which he
discussed at length finances of the
state, but he said that the state
can increase its expenditures by
approximately $25,000,000 a: year
without raising taxes, and went on
to point out that wouldn't be any-
where near enough to fill all re-
quests of agencies, institutions and
political subdivisions for funds. .
And here all the time we were un-
der the impression that Caldwe!,
was going to cut operating ex-
penses of the state to the bone if
we voted for him for governor.
He also came right out and said
that the cities of the state, which
are all suffering from malnutrition
due to the homestead law, can ex-
pect no support from him in their
demands for shares of present state
tax money unless they offer andi
support substitute tax measures.
Caldwell expressed sympathy for
nearly all requests for more cash,
but couldn't see where it was to
come from, remarking. "I reiterate
here what I have said before-I
will have no part of rubber check
appropriations for the schools, wel-
fare and institutional care. An ap-
propriaition without definite cash to
hack it up is worse than worthless
because it raises false hopes. Ap-
propriations for more than we
have on hand or in sight cannot
Summing up. hlie said "it now ap-
pears that allocations to the coun-
ties should be limited to the pres-
ently distributed $35,000,000 or
326,o000,00(1 plus any increase inii
state school aid. Assistance to
cities in the form of abandoned tax
fields, should be compensated for
with substitute levies.
"The funds on hand and antici-
pated must be made to cover ex-
penditures for health, welfare, the
colleges, institutional care, .tuber-
culosis sanatoria, general opera-
ilons and, in addition, expand edu-
Continued on page 8)
County To Have New
System For Registration
Of Vital Statisticst
The Florida State Board ot
Health announces that a single-
:ounty registration of vital statis-
tics has been inaugurated inll 24
countiess including Gulf county.
With this system each county
leavingg a full-time health depart-
ment will be consolidated into one'
local registration district under
)iie local registrar and a deputy.
County health officers will be ap-
pointed as the county local regis-
trar, and sub-registrars for the col-
lec:tion of birth and death record's
ind issuance of burial-removal-
transit permits in various sections
of the counties will be appointed.
All original records of birth and
death will be cleared through the
county health officer before trans-
mittal to the bureau of vital sta-
tistics in Jacksonville. This sys-
tem will eliminate the old method
of having scattered, local registrars,
in various districts of the coun-
ties who made their reports di-
rectly to the central bureau.
Four persons pleaded guilty to the Joe and Vicinity; Mrs. Kenning-
cliargos preferred against them' ton In Charge of Fund Drive
anid other cases were set for hear-
ing next week for defendants who At a reorganization meeting of
denied charges. the Gulf county chapter of the
E. C. Whittington, who pleaded American Red Cross held last week
guilty in 1946 to charges of selling at the home of Mrs. Basil E. Ken-
property suibje ct to lien, was fined ney, Floyd Lister of Wewahitchka
$500 and costs and' given an alter- was re-elected as chairman of the
nate sentence of nine months ix organization and Opp Moore of this
the county jail. city as vice-chairman. S. L. Barks,
Cicero Wood and' Andrew Gray president of t'he local Florida Bank,
pleaded guilty to charges of un- was named as treasurer, replacing
lawful breaking and entering and
sentence was deferred. Rudolph
Sharp, 16, admitting to robbery as
charged by the state, was lectured
by Judge Hutchinson and "sent
home" until next term of court.
Sentence for Luke Gay, pleading
guilty to withholding support from
minor children, was also deferred
and Gay was ordered by the judge
to provide adequate support in fu-
ture for his. family.
Pleading not guilty and sched-
uled to face trial next Monday were
David Yon, booked on information
charging unlawful breaking hand
entering a store building, and Wal-
ter Davis, charged with assault
with -intent to murder on an in-
lictment from last term of court.
Hearings set for Tuesday will in-
clude the two cases of Jake Brown,
(Continue-d .ri Sa).: ?)
St. Joe Loses Basketball
Tourney To Greenwood
Representatives of 13 schools inl
this section gathered at Blounts-
town last Saturday for the purpose
of selecting one of the towns for
a basketball tournament to be
played February 27 and 28 and
Tlie naies of three schools were
placed in inomination-iGreenwood,
Port St. Joe and Apalachicola. Onil
the' first ballot the vote was five
each for St. Joe and Greenwood,
and three for Apalachicola. On
the second vote it was six each for
St. Joe and Greenwood with Ap-
alachicola yet to vote. The neigh-
'loring city's representatives cast
their ballots in favor of Greenwood.
Sol Shirey, robie Stone and E.
M. Bailey represented Port St. Joe
it tle conference.
BOYLES AGAIN STAGING
BOYLES AGAIN STAGING
M. G. Brock of Wewahitchka, who
had resigned,, and Mrs. Floyd Lise
ter was named as secretary.
Heretofore the chapter has had
only the county chairman and an
executive secretary, the latter of-
fice having been filled for several
years past by Thos. R. L. Carter,
and it was decided that in order to
have an efficient working organi-
zation that an executive committee
of 12 members be named. Making up
this board, in addition to those of-
licers named above, are Robert
Bellows, Mrs. J. L. Kennington,
Mrs. Basil E. Kenney and Durel
1rigman of Port St. Joe, and Dave
Gaskin of Wewahitckka. Mrs. Kin-
nington will act as the fund drive
chairman for Port St. Joe and vi-
cinity, and Gaskin will serve in like
capacity for the northern end of
Jeff Jones of Atlanta. Ga., na-
tional Red Cross field representa-
tive, was present at the meeting
and assisted in the reorganization
as well as outlining the work to be
done in the campaign for funds
which will open next month.
At a follow-up meeting held Wed-
nesday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Kenney, which was attended
Iby Oliver Allen of Atlanta, director
of fund raising for the Red Cross
for the southeastern area. and by
Mr. Jones. Rev. Toim Byrne was
also named as a memniber of the ex-
ecutive bird and Messrs. Oliver
and Jones further outlined plans
for the campaign to begin March 1.
DEATH TAKES WOMAN WHO
HELPED INSTITUTE 0. E. S.
Mrs. Mary A. Jensen, 76. who as-
sisted in instituting the. Port St.
Joe chapter of the Order or East-
ern Star. and who was well known
here, "died Sunday in the hospital
at Rocklegge, Fla. She had been
BIG DOLLAR DAY SALE making her home with Mrs. Jennie
If youl are looking for some real
bargains, turn to page three of this
issue of The Star and glance over
the advertisement of Boyles De-
partment Store, whieh is present-
ing Dollar Days.
Glenn says he's really got every-
thing marked down in order to
elinar 'em out and make oom f or
Poston at Bay Harbor for several
years prior to her death.
A number of members of the St.
Joe 0. E. S. chapter attended the
funeral services held yesterday in
MRS. FLORENCE WEST DIES
AT HOSPITAL WEDNESDAY
that new spring stock Mrs. Boyles Mrs. Florence West, mother: of
has been buying up in New York. Mrs. Verna Smith. passed away
--- --- hlat Wednesday afternoon at the
LeHARDY BAR REJUVENATED Chattahoochee hospital after an ill-
AS RESULT OF RECENT FIRE ness of two months' duration.
---- Funeral arrangements had not
The LeHlardy Bar and Billard yet been completed when The Star
Parlor has undergone a complete went to press yesterday afternoon.
face-lifting job on the .interior as a --- -----
result of a fire in that establish- NEW SHOWCASE
ment several weeks ago. The Lilius Jewelry Company has
The entire interior has been re- installed a new all-glass display
painted, asphalt tiling placed on case and counter of the latest de-
the floor and the chrome tube sign that really shows off articles
tables and chairs formerly used at ou display. In addition, a remodel-
Smith's Pharmacy installed oppos- ing job has been done allowing for
Ite the bar for the convenience of more convenient arrangement of
Merchants Break Into Win Hike of $25,000,000 spring Term of Circuit Meeting Held Here
Column In City Cage Loop
N t E ou h to Run Court Now Underway T R i Gulf
What fouth A imedc
ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH
HAS PROGRAM OVER WDLP
W. G. Mizelle, pastor of the As-
sembly of God Churoh at Highland
View, announces that his church
will present a, special program over
radio station WDLP, Panama City.
every Thursday morning from 7:30
to 8 o'clock, and urges listeners to
tune in the Panama station at that
Mass is held at St. Joseph's
Chapel the first Sunday of each
month at 8 a. m. Second, third and
fourth Sundays at 10 a. m.
Advertising doesn't cost--It PAYSI
Advertising doesn't cost--It PAYS!
Russian scientists have reported
experimental growths of cotton in
natural rose, lemon, brown and
DR. C. L. REICHERTER
EYES EXAMINED- GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
PALMIST AND BUSINESS ADVISOR
TELLS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE-
If you ara sincere in your search for help, this
message is for you. This gifted reader gives help
on all affairs of life, love, marriage, courtship,
business ventures, luck. If you are unhappy in
your home, separated from a loved one, undecided
as to how to help yourself, then see MADAM
BROOKS. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Readings Daily and Sunday for both white and colored. Hours
from 10 a. m. to 8 p. m. Located just three miles out on Tyridall
Field Highway. Look for sign at Pitts Place.
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA 3-7*
Man's use of the homing pigeon
goes back to before, the Christian
IF ANYBODY HAS-
Had a Fire
Sold a Home
Been Your Guest
Started In Business
Left You a Fortune
BPought a New Home
Swiped Your Chickens
Met With An Accident
Had a Visit From the Stork
TELL THE EDITOR
Phone 51 THE STAR
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Thomas D. Byrne, Pastor
Sunday services will be held as
7:30 a. m.-Holy Communion.
9:30 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Holy Communion.
ASSEMiBLY OF GOD CHURCH
W. G. Mizelle, Pastor
10:30 a. mn.-Sunday school.
11:30 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:45 p. m.-Evangelistic service.
- Prayermeeting Wednesday eve-
nings at 7:45. Radio program over
WDLP, Panama City, 7:30 .to 8 a.
mn. ES T Thursday mornings.
Loyd W. Tubb, 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.
Choir practice every Wednesday
at 7:30 p. m.
Bayview Worship each Sunday
morning at 10:00 o'clock. Church
school following worship service.
We extend a cordial invitation
to all to attend these services.
(Continued from page 1)
cola Legion, 25. Merchants, 34;
Team- W L Pct.
St. Joe Paper Co. --- 9 0 1.000
Apalachicola Legion -- 4 5 .445
McCoy-------------- 4 5 .445
Merchants --------- 2 7 .222
Games Coming Up
Friday, Feb. 14-McCoy's vs. St.
Joe Paper Co. Merchants vs. Ap-
alachicola American Legion.
Wednesday, Feb. 19 Merchants
vs. St. Joe Paper Co. Apalachicola
American Legion vs. McCoy's.
Thursday, Feb. 20 Apalachicoia
American Legion vs. St. Joe Paper
Co. McCoy's vs. Merchants.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Lamar Miller
have as their guest the latter's
mother, Mrs. T. E. Castleberry of
Forty types of automobiles will
be manufactured in France instead
of the, 136 models made in the pre,
McCOY FOOD STORE
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SPECIALS for February 14 and 15
2 Cans 19
SNUFF 3 for 25e
No. 2 Can ... 18
YOUR CHOICE OF BRANDS
U I I V 3 LARGE
M IL 6- SMALL"
MOTHER'S OLD FASHIONED
CORN MEAL 10 lb. Bag
ARMOUR'S NO. 10 CAN
OIL SAUSAGE ..... .
NO. 2', CAN
LIBBY'S PEACHES .. .
BACON lb. 63
WHOLE OR HALF
HAM lb. 58o
CHEESE lb. 49
CABBAGE lb. 5o
CARROTS Bunch 90
LETTUCE Head 11
APPLES lb. 13
LEMONS Doz. 230
12 oz. 37
CEREALS pkg 231
S ,BAILEY SUPREME
COFFEE lb. 46
SYRUP 1 gal. 87o
ONE GALLON CAN
39c COOKING OIL $3.05
5 Pounds 45
10 Pounds . .84
25 Pounds . $1.98
OLEO lb. 41
LIVER lb. 59
FRESH GROUND lb.
When you order printing from a travel-
ing salesman, you are never sure whens
you will get it or what it will look like.
We can show you proofs and deliver the
job the same day. No letter to
write, no packages to cart from the
postoffice-just a telephone call to our
office and we do the rest.
PHONE 51 PORT ST. JOE
PA'l'ililiJil 1,11Ilo m til,1,1,1
vE EC I A LSQ
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, F.LORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 19477
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1947 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE THREE
.Many Species of Wild Life
Are Rapidly Disappearing
Earned with guns and traps, the
United States huntsman has just
about exterminated some 50 spe-
ci'.s of North American wild ani-
Dr. H. .Jackson o'f the United
tateis Fi;h and Wild Life Service
u -rveyed the wild uIrimal situation
anid fund thl wood Ifull il of hunters
lbut low on ,l!'.me. He_ attribute; l.the
game scarcity to spreading civiliza-
tion anl population.
Dr. Jackson said the grizzly bear
and tCie big wolf may soon be found
only in zoos and bedtime stories.
The Florida black bear, the Alas-
kan glacier bear and the timber
wolf of the northeastern states also
are headed for extinction, he re-
Among those animals which al-
ready have reached t-he vanishing
point are the big buffalo of the
northeast, last seen in 1801; the
Maine giant mink which vanishe(
in 1860; the Arizona merriam elK,
last seen in 1900; the :big plains
wolf, which disappeared in 1930.
The fishe, the martin, the wol-
verine. several types of seals and
the little kit fox of the western
plains have gone the way of all
furs-to ladies' shoulders. B ut
Jackson is more concerned over
the future of these animals which
"have been reduced to a danger
point everywhere in North Amer-
All that can be found of tVhe
southern sea otter is a small herad
of about 300 that suddenly turned
up on the California coast.
The future of the reindeer looks
"The last woodland caribou in
Maine was seen in 1908," Jackson
said. "There are now 15 in north-
ern Minnesota. only two of which
are natives." The eastern moose, he
added, is also on tVie way out.
Dugongs and manatees still live
along the Atlantic coast from Flor-
ida to Brazil, but many are wan-
tonly shot, Jackson said.
The wildlife service is also wor-
ried about a shortage of birds-
roseate spoonbill, the prairie chic-
ke.n and the masked bo'bwhte.
"The largest and most magnifi-
cent woodpecker in the United
States. t h e ivory billed wood-
pecker," Jackson lamented. "now
is reduced to a few individuals in
a heavily forested Louisiana tract."
Moat Protected Against Direct Hits
The moat around Castillo San
Marcos at St. Augustine, the oldest
fortification in the United States,
never h.ad more than a foot or two
of water in it. It was dug mainly
for the purpose of letting engineers
build the fort lower into the earth
and to minimize the danger of di-
rect hits upon its -walls. Later forts
used entirely dry moats.
'Heck' Jones Back Fnom Hospital
"Heck" Jones returned last Fri-
day from Finney General Hospital,
Thomasville. Ga.. after a checkup
following a previous 47-day siege
at this veterans hospital.
llmmp-qI Be Sure
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4 15 17
Published Weekly By
Port St. Joe, Florida
"Tips From Across Our
Counter To Wise
Vol. 1 Friday, February 14, 1947 No. 29
We Have a Tale of Savings!
DEAR SHOPPERS: see hundreds of pairs of new
"The Tattler" Tattles a Tale of SPRING SHOES of proven quality
Savings this week with Values you and 1947 styles that have just ar-
,v beenhIon lnnoi,.ngi n to see Our lat rived! You will see a glorious ar-
Dollar Days was a huge success.
This one will be even better, for
we have more wanted merchan-
dise to offer you and the Values
Remember. folks, Dollar Days
will last THREE DAYS ONLY -
Friday, Saturday and Monday. We
have been planning this event for
several months and time, effort and
ray of New SPRING DRESSES,
COATS and SUITS that'll make
you glad you're living and happy
that Spring is almost here! You'.,
see the smartest Spring Hats by
GAGE, just unpacked, waiting for
you! You'll see crisp, new YARD
GOODS in Cottons and Rayons
that'll thrill you and make you glad
you can sew.
Mark.ly Vyr li h in-o oi list nonw tn
money have been spent to mak e here earl RIDAY MORN-
this an occasion that you'll long ING. February 14, which is Valen-
remember. We urge you to read tine Day. That's easy to remember,
every word on this page carefully, and we assure you your time, ef-
Evet-y item will be as advertised, fort and money will be well spent.
but there will be many items In
the store that we just:, can't SELL Yours wth e Biggest
FOR A pOLLAR! (you already Dollar Values.
knew that, didn't you?) You will R. GLENN BOYLES.
in the store
Woven, Washable Rayon
Worth three times the price
Large, Heavy Terry
2 for $1
You'll save one-third on
Fine Quality, Combed
3 Pairs $ 1
If you look you're sure
2 Pairs $5
The best value we've ever
offered in curtains!
White, Tearose, Black
Save one-half! Nuff Sed!
243 PAIRS SHOES
FOR MISSES, WOMEN AND CHILDREN
$1 a Shoe, $2 a Pair
Not enough space to tell you all about them!
JUST COME AND SEE!
147 SMART FROCKS
$6 $8 $10
Never before have we offered values like these! Just
take our word for it. Words fail us to tell you all you
should know about them. COME AND SEE!
FIRST QUALITY, PURE SILK
2 Pairs $3.00
This beats anything we've heard of! Can you match it?
BETTER COME FIRST DAY FOR THESE!
All Leather HANDBAGS
$3.00 each P':
We're forgetting the former price! You might not be-
lieve it! Be convinced see for yourself!
Esmond 25 Percent Wool
5 Percent Wool Plaid
2 Pairs $7.00
Full Size, Double!
2 Pairs $1.00
Sheer First Quality!
Have Your Prescriptions
John Robert Smith
Phone 5 Port St. Jo*
BOYS' SLACK SUITS
Sizes 8 to 16
BOYS' KNIT BRIEFS
Fine quality; 2 pairs $1.00
BOYS' SPORT SHIRTS
Size 6 to 16 ------ $1.00
MEN'S SLIPOVER SWEATERS
BOYS' WASHABLE PANTS
Size 8 to 16
MEN'S LEATHER JACKETS
Worth twice the price! ---
Strong, durable! $3.00
CLOPAY PAPER DRAPES
Economical, attractive --.- $1.00 pr.
WOMEN'S SATIN SLIPS
Nice quality, tailored! -- $2.00 ea.
MISSES and CHILDREN'S SLIPS
White and tearose $1.00
KOTEX SANITARY NAPKINS
Box 12's --- -- 5 for $1.00
MISSES and WOMEN'S SWEATERS
All wool $5.00
For rain or shine! ----- $3.00 ea.
WHITE CANVAS GLOVES
4 pairs $1.00
BOYS' HATS AND CAPS
BOYLES Department Store
We are not
ing to forget
50 Percent Wool Plaid
72 x 84 Double
They're Warm, Beautiful,
Quality garments that sold
for one-half more!
Men's Large White
7 for $1.00
Hemstitched the best
value we've offered so far
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1947
THE STAR, PORT ST.. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
KIDAY, SATURDAY, M011DAY
"Pay Cash and Pay Less"
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SOE PJ LY,19
Speed Record Set At Daytona those days, but a snail's pace com- LEGISLATORS TO ATTEND
The world auto speed record was pared to Sir Malcolm Campbell's MEETING AT SHALIMAR
made at Daytona in 1903, a speed 1935 record of 276 miles per hour George Tapper of this city and
of 68 miles per hour, incredible In at Daytona. other Northwest Florida legislators
have been invited by the Okaloosa
legislative delegation to attend a
district caucus in that county.
C The meeting will be held Febru-
ary 18 and 19, beginning with a
_____ .__ 'caucus at Shalimar, near Fort Wal-
I'M SORRY I AS SUAR, IT'S O ton, on February 18. Entertainment
MopSUCH A BEAST TIS ,, US TOWH E ST JOE, will be provided by the cities or
.AND WOULi I-M e B RKTRK Fort SV alt0o an d valpariso, aind
GOT U PLAY TIL PAYDAY. the high pomt of .the meeting will
.FRIENO LYS 5E- C be a demonstration of new aircraft,
... .. FOR PLEASING T aerial equipment, and tactical eOA-
RAISE YOUR OWN
Grow a BIG hog fast-
have lots of pork and
plenty of red gravy. It's
easy when you FATEHA
USE UP TO
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It's a fact that one .
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as much as $3.00 -; -.~/
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W eed_ ler. Econ. mic- -
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lawns and gardens in pow-
der form and for pastures,
golf courses and other lrge
areas in concentrate liquid
SEE DIRECION'S OP tAB-El
zrcises at Eglin Field February 19.
Purpose of the meeting is to
provide an opportunity for discus-
sion .of legislative affairs of par-
ticular interest to the third con-
SUGAR STAMPS GOOD FOR 10
POUNDS AFTER APRIL FIRST
To avoid the expense of print-
in-g and distributing" new sugar ra-
tion books, all sugar stamps made
valid on or after April 1, 1947, will
re good for 10 pounds of sugar, ac-
cording to ()PA announcement.
Spare stamp 53, now valid for
five pounds of sugar, will expire
At midnight March 31 and a new
stamp (to ibe announced), good
'or 10 pounds of sugar, will be vall-
diled on April 1 to cover both
home canning and regular home
Countp To Get School Payment
The seventh installment of ten
p]aynients from the state teachers
salary fund to Gulf county will be
made tomorrow. Total payment to
the 67 counties from the fund for
this month is $1.782.912.S9. Gulf
county will receive $7,494.34, of
which $6.295.37 is for instructional
salaries and $1.198.97 is for trans-
County Gives $687 to Home Society
The people of Gulf county con-
tributed a iotal o' $6S7.23 in cash,
food and clothingto to te Cildren's
Home Society of Florida in the re-
cently conduct d drive. People of
Port St. Joe gave $375.23 in cas-h
and $150 worth of food, and cloth-
ing, while WVevahitchlka gave $162
in cash. Quota for the county was
set at $300.
X(dvertising doesn't cost, it PAYS!
COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE
In the Circuit Court, Gulf County,
Florida. IN CHANCERY.
Jerry Gant. Plaintiff,
Alice Wrigiht Gant, Defendant.
The State of Florida,
To: Alice tWfright Gant, whose ree--
dence and address is: c/o Alice
Butler. 618 East 131 P. L., Los
You are hereby notified and or-
;le'red to appear on the 3rd day of
:', 1h, 1947. before the above
-tyled court to the bill of complaint
'cr divorce filed against you in the
ilbove entitled cause.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal at WVewahitIkea. Gulf County.
Florida, this 2Sth day of January.
(Court J. R. HUNTER.
Seal) Clerk of Circuit Court,
Gulf Countv, Florida.
E. CLAY LEWIS. ,ir. 2-7
Attorney for plaintiff. 2-28
NOTICE OF FILING PETITION
FOR FINAL DISCHARGE OF
In the County Judge's Court. Gulf
In re: The estate of ('CIARLES
ltEDISON STElMlI, deceased.
To All To WVhom It May Concern.
Notice is hereby given that I
have iled my final return as the
Adruinistratrix ofi the estate of
Chairles Edison Ste hel. deceased,
that I have filed my petition f'or
final dis charge, and that I will ap-
ply to the ITonorahlI J. E. l'ridgeon,
County Judge of irulf County. Flor-
ida, on the 2Sth day of Feiruary,
1947. for approvalI of the same. ani,,
for final discharge as Administra-1
trix of the estate of (harles Edison
January 27th, 19417.
Administratrix of the estate I
of ChE.rls Edison Stebel.
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr. 1-31
Attorney for Administratrix. 2-21
Pruning of fruit trees should be The Kiabib squirrel, found only
done in the early Spring before on the Kiabib .plateau north of the
growth starts, says the North Da- Grand Canyon in Arizona, is rap-
kota Agriculture College. idly becoming extinct.
WE STOCK MANY BRANDS OF WHISKIES
Four Roses Imperial Carstairs White Seal
Sunnybrook Hill and H-ill Schenley's Reserve
Lord Calveht Calvert Reserve Golden Wedding
Old Thompson Paul Jones Calvert Special
Three Feathers Mt. Vernon Carstairs 1788
St. Joe Bar St. Joe Liquor Store
PHONE 114 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
SQUARE DANCE EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT
To the Music of
George Padgett and His
STEAKS SEAFOODS SANDWICHES
ALL KINDS OF DRINKS
Walter's Bar & Grill
(2!' Miles from Port St. Joe on Beacon Hill Highway)
W. I. GARDNER, Owner
WE ARE SELLING ALL POPULAR BRANDS OF
$ 5 Per CartOn
COME AND GET 'EM
PHONE 227 C. W. "Red" HORTON
Always Remember That Our Gasoline Is Two Cents Per
I Gallon Less Than Any Other Brand Sold In Port St. Joe
Now Located at Highland View, Near Chestnut Grocery
SF THEM ELV[1 1
HIGHLAND VIEW, FLA.
NEAR CHESTNUT'S GROCERY
We Are Equipped To Do All Types
of Mechanical, Body and
Expert Auto Painting
We Have a Small Quantity of the
Best Paint Obtainable
SEE US-We May Be Able To Save You Money!
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 194?
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRDY FERAY1,14 H TR OTS. OGL ONY LRD AEFV
Universal Training Is Still
National Defense Keystone
Should Be Adopted Now To Supplant Selective Service, Says
American Legion; Other Proposals To Strengthen
United States Security Are Offered
The immediate enactment of universal military training to
supplant selective service, which ends on March 31, was urged
by the American Legion national defense committee as part
of a comprehensive security program drafted during a four-
A t ,- f ... ,,nce in 1VaslhI1voto
D. C.. ending on January 26.
Another product of the confer-
ence was the reco'mmend'lationr that
congress terminate the emergency
war pe. iod.
Legion officials frankly explained
these proposals were aimed at fo-
cusing action on universal military
train gii'. Dissolution of the draft,
a war-time measure only, would
clear the air for undivided treat-
ment of peace-time universal mnili-
taiy training, they said.
These recommendations featured
a committee report prepared ol-1
lowing discussions with the na-
tion's foremost military and secur-
The committee's report, submit-
ted to Legion National Commander
Paul H. G:iffith, was sharply criti-
cal of general antipathy toward
the nation's defense requirements
and made a score of proposals
for revitalizing tihe country's over-
all security program.
Orne of these was a request for
legislation which would impose se-
vere pnis!hmenrt upon any person
revealing any secrets affecting na-
tion',.l security, even though such
rel].'ion was made without the
intention of disturbing the nation's
Opposition to any slish iln wiar
anl1 navy department appropria-
tions was reflected in : re-solution
calling upon congress for 'approval
of budgets submitted by the reiu-
a-"' miitn'y er iallishmeints.
Commander Griffith said that
one of tthe problems subjected to
the most minute examination dur-
"The complacent attitude of an
uninformed p public," h e warned,
"is inviting disaster. Civilian de-
fense and protection must be de-
veloped now to an infinitely higher
degree than it was during the war.
It will be the industrial centers of
this nation which will be the first
target of scientific, lgihtning at-
tacks. An incredible amount o0
death and destruction would be
le't in the wake of such attacks on
$30 CASH $300
FOR TAXES AND
On Your Own Signature
Leo Kennedy, Manager
Port St. Joe, Florida
State Has'181 Newspapers Shoots Self While Cleaning Gun
A total of 181 newspapers are Robert Lee of Highland View ac-
published in F'lorida. Of these, 3S cidentally shot himself in the left
are dailies, 140 are weeliHes, two knee Friday night while cleaning a
are semi-weekly, and one is semi- revolver. He was taken to the mnu-
monthly. Twenty eight Florida nicipal hospital for treatment, re-
dailies are evening papers, while mining there several days.
ten publish in the morning. Twenty- -
three have Sunday editions. T-he eighteen national forests in
---the Rocky Mountain region earnest
C.zecios,'ovRakia was established $1,000,000 in the first fiscal year
as a republic at the end of World fr:)m the sale of natural resources
War I. and rentals.
Just Arrived! "The Woman Who Knows"
PALMIST AND PSYCHIC
She advises you ti a certainty, nothing concealed
but, ALL revealed. She convinces her callers by
telling their every trouble, hope, fear, wish and
ambition in complete detail, giving names, dates,
location and actual facts concerning your life. If
your friends are true or false; -where to go; reunites the separ-
ated, removes evil influences; tells lucky dates and numbers;
helps you no matter what the trouble. All who are unsuccessful
or unlucky, who are undetermined, dissatisfied or confronted with
any difficulty, trouble or sorrow whatever, SHOULD SEE this
wonderful medium'. Reception Rooms for White and Colored.
Hours 9:C0 A. M. to 8:00 P. M. All Welcome. Open Sunday-.
LOCATED JUST BEYOND CITY LIMITS ON DOTHAN
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PANAMA CITY, FLA. LOOK FOR HAND SIGN
No Home Calls] Readings Guaranteed. No Letters Answered.
Don't Like Heat
Spinach-takes longer to mature-
40 to 50 days-and does not like hot
weather. It is harvested, by pulling
up the plant by the roots, so that
one crop is all it yields.
We Have Just Received a
Fine Line of a
SMALL LEATHER :
Billfolds, Change Purses, *
Men's Belts, Sam Browne
Belts, Wrist Watch Straps, o
Dog Harnesses, Key-Kits *
and Key Rings, Suitcase *
Handles, Truck Drivers'
Billfolds, Skate Straps. *
We Also Stock a Full Line ot
All Types of Shoe Polishes
THE LEADER SHOE
We Doctor Shoes, Heel Them,
Attend Their Dyeing and 4
Save Their Soles
I VENETIAN BLINDS
Made To Measure of
SOur Aluminum Blinds are
plastic coated, easy to clean,
0 rust-proof, will not chip, and
will not sag, are noiseless and
To Get Your Order In
Early for Those
^ DISTINCTIVE <
All Prices are f.o.b. Atlanta
SP. J. LOVETT
0 Phone 184 P. 0. Box 403
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
STAMATES ON SERVICE FREE-USE OUR BUDGET PLAN!
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1947
THE STAR, PORT ST.. JOE, -GULF GOUNITY, FLORIDA
PAGE SIX THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY. FLORA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1947
Published Every Friday at 306 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Fla., by The Star Publishing Co.
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as second.class matter, Decrmbur 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla,. under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
One Year....... $2.00 Six Months....... $1.00
-4( Telephone 51 *'-
TO ADVERTISERS-In case of erroror or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received for much 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
iA lost; the printed word remains.
'- Right or Wrong
'KEEP GREEN' BUILDS PAYROLLS
There's a dollar and cents reason why every
resident of Gulf county and Florida should be
interested in the success of the movement to
"Keep Florida Green." This statement goes,
double,for the landholders of the state who,
collectively, own almost all of Florida's 23,-
000,000 acres of woodlands.,
The South, Florida included, has harvested
nearly all of its original virgin timber. Now
we are approaching the day when the same
thing can be said of the nation as a whole. In
other words, we must grow the timber we
need, for all purposes.
In 1944 Florida's total final value of the
manufactured products from the timber indus-
try amounted to $102,000,000, which brought
the woodland owners $12,000,000 for stump-
tge. This amounts to one-eighth of the total
return of the forest, while the other seven-
eighths, or $90,000,000, went to pay wages.
equipment maintenance, handling, hauling.
processing and taxes-$42,000,000, or almhnost
half of the $90,000,000, went for wages.
We must keep this industry growing rather
than killing it off ourselves. That means we
must employ proper forest management. Yet
no plan of management of forests can succeed
in the face of forest fires. We must stop bel-
ing careless with forest fires in our wooded
areas. By keeping uncontrolled fires out of our
woodlands we can "Keep Florida Green." Then
'we are helping to produce raw materials for
-the industries which provide so many jobs.
The capacity of this country to grow all the
wood it needs has been amply demonstrated.
Florida can easily become a leading state in
wood production and wood utilization, but only
if we remove this obstacle of forest fires.
Eighteen states have inaugurated "Keepl)
Green" programs with outstanding success.
Florida has now inaugurated the program and
will make it a success. One of the fine steps
in aiding to make the program a success inl
CGulf county was the planting of acreage to
pine seedlings by the Port St. Joe Boy Scout
troop, which will aid in teaching- the coming
generation the principles of reforestation and
the whys and wherefores of forest manage-
ment. WVe hope the idea will be taken up by
other Boy Scout troops throughout Florida
and the entire South.
Senator Claude Pepper sends us a weekly
letter, which, by the way, goes out under his
franking privilege as a member of the senate,
thus saving him postage, and while it always
ends up in the wastebasket, we do look it
over before tossing it aside. I lere lately we
sort of read between the lines and it is obvious
that Claude is doing his darndest to keep the
Republicans from peering too closely at war-
time deals in whIich he was mixed up in with
war profiteers, such as the St. Johns Shipyard,
Eglin Field (remember that paving job?). the
Atlantic Coast 'Line and others.
What this country needs is socks guaran-
teed for 10,000 miles.
A photographer is the only man who can
frame a fellow and get by with it.
VIGILANCE STILL PRICE OF LIBERTY
SFeb'uaryv is the month in which fall the
birthdays of (George \Vashington and Abrahall
iLincoln,l .\ ericals losee fame is not only
national, but world-wide.
In his day, W\ashington found it inecessar y
tI lead the nation .to independence, and 10und
it ai tvi>llc to warn the people againllst certain
f,orign1 i ll lcu ccs and the infiltration of cer-
tail foreign idegnl gies--includting the sugges-
ti(n that then 'nitcd States become a monarchy
with liimnself as its first king.
ljnclu. ll11 the other hand, found it neccs-
;uI-v ti lead the federal government in a time
M greata t (diiinctic strife alld internal war eare,
aitd lto pintt the way by which the wounds ofr
a.:it greitt war could lcst lbe treated and
'calid. It \\as a great miisfortune to both the
.rt,1th and tthe South that lie was assassinatedI
and the whole nation thus deprived of his
kindlv and humane leadership at a time when
it was most needed.
It is pertinent, in this modern time when an-
other type of foreign ideology is attempting,
by infiltration, to rob this nation of those very
things which have made and kept it great, that
a warning by Washington be again called to
the attention of all .\Americans. WVe quote:
"Against the insidious wiles of foreign influ-
ence, the jealousy of a free people ought to
be constantly awake, since history and experi-
ence prove that foreign influence is one of the
most baneful foes of republican government."
Our \Washington observer calls attention to
some of the infiltration into government of
communists which Ihas been discovered. 11e
declares that communism is becoming increas-
fngly less popular, and the effort to purge
government payrolls of communists is hecom-
in-g increasingly more effective. These efforts
should not cease until -every "commy" and
"fellow-traveler' in a government job is re-
moved from it--and steps taken to see that no
new ones are added. There should be no per-
mitted "boring from within" the government
itself. -National Legionnaire.
LIFE IN THE SLAVE STATE
The trouble now brewing in England with
its attempt at a mild socialistic-type govern-
ment takiilg over many basic industries should
cause us all to ponder at momllient over this
paragraph from iW. 1'. '\ hitle's recently pub-
lished "Report on the l'oils": "In the slave
state a man is told where and h(,w to live and
work, when and fori whom to vote,. when to
cheer and when to boo, and when to scream
hludly that his land is the freest and most
democratic on all the globe."
The "slave states" did not disappear with
the defeat of Germany, Italy and Japan. They
survive throughout the world, and some of
them are powerful nations. They talk of "se-
c'uritvy"-which simply means a license to push
people around. They prate of their own brand
of "democracy"--which in all essentials is no
different from nazism. They shout for the
rights of workers--and they treat the worker
as a tool. to be used and .discarded as the
whims and exigencies of the moment mnay de-
Super-states inevitably become slave states.
All-powerful government inevitably turns into
oppressive government. If the American peo-
ile have learned nothing else, modern history
should hive taught them that grim fact. The
threat to liberty from within is greater, more
ominous, than the threat from without. The
greatest truth of this age is that those whoi
temporize with freedom by sanctioning cen-
tralized, socialistic government, lose freedom.
And if you don't believe us, just keep your eve
on events in England.
The government might get over a policy if
they would advertise it like cigarets and tooth-
paste are advertised.
What jumps out of reach quicker than a
Keep smiling-and buy U S Savings Bonds.
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TO THE EDITOR
Editor of The Star:
The death of Ted. Morris and
now the passing of 'J. G. Bright
constituted a distinct loss to Port
St. Joe. It was my privilege andt
,\xti'reie good lfoitune to work iln-
iler Mr. Bright anil with Mr. Mor-
ris for a inuitliter of years and,t
evei atf o v seov iiig 7my coiinectiol
wit th ti' companies1 in iwiich they
played such a prominent and un-
dsrstanding part, to have con-
tinued the association and frieni-I
ship to a limited degree.
lMr. .Morris and Mr. Bright were
ivery closely associated in plans for
continued, development and better-
ment of Port St. Joe. Theirs were
understanding minds and nearts,
antd while no reflection is meant
on those wiho have succeeded' or
will sturceed them, this is merely a
humble if stumbling attempt on the
part of one who knew and appre-
ciated, them to pay tribute .to them
and the wonderful results they left
behind them. For they were big
.einI in every sense, but never the
type to belittle honest effort of
-bose under them.
May we all join the hope there
will be more men like these withI
the company in which all of us
here in Port St. Joe are so vitally
Thos. R. L. Carter.
Dear Editor Bill:
Your card in re. the two bucks
required to carry on another year
duly received and check enclosed.
You better have it cashed within
90 days. because the way things
are going now with this iniflatloi.
bft o -m -so
Syndicated Content "
Available from Commercial News Providers"
business, my solvency might bu-
come insolvent within that time. I
don't know how it will be when
Senator Pepper, John L. Lewis and
I-Phil Murray take over in full.
\Ve have had a .beautiful winter
hire, but for tie pait two days it
has not been so hot. Down ion
Franklin Street Wednesday after-
noon around 2 o'clock the cool
wind was whipping the skirts about
"right smart." I passed a paper
boy who was yeling "Tampa T:mes
-read all about the cold wave com-
ing!" I passed, him up and passeft
a young man who was hurrying
along with his hands in his pockets
looking mighty cold. I said to him:
''We don't need a paper to tenl us
a cold wave is coming." And he re-
plied: "Hell, no."
I espeeiailly enjoyed your Xmas
editorial. Best regards,
Dear Editor Bill:
If we could have called an an-
swer back to you about your warm
weather, we would have told. you
that Old Man Winter had really
caught up with this Windy City,
and a zero temperature was pre-
dicted that day. We are now en-
joying a REAL cold spell with
snow, ice and zero temperatures,
but they just bring out the snow
plows, turn up the thermostat and
business goes on as usual in this
We think of you people in Port
St. Joe often, and wish we could
see you. The Star is a weekly visit.
With best regards to you and
Mrs. Smith, we are, sincerely,
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Goforth,
11518 Vincennes Avenue
Chicago 43, Illinois.
It pays to advertise- try it!
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1947
Personals Clubs .Churches
MYRTICE O. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
CRISTA DUREN HONORED
AT BIRTHDAY PARTY
Mrs. 1. WV. Duren entertained
Tuesday afternoon with a Valen-
ti; ii party honoring her daughter,
Crista, on her fifth birthday.
The small guests found the liv-
ing and dining rooms of the Dureni
home gaily decorated with red aniil
white valentines and balloons, and
upon arrival each was presented
with a Valentine cap. A number of
games were played, with Carol Le-
Hardy winning first prize in the
donkey tail contest.
The guests were served heart-
shaped cookies around' the table
centered w-ith a large heart-shaped
birthday cake. After refreshments,
the small honoree opened the many
lovely gifts presented her.
Those celebrating with Crista
were Carol LeHardy, Ann Miller
Betty Ward, Clay Lewis III, Judy
Duren, Charles Wagner, Johnnie
D-r en, Mary Lou Andlerson, Dan-
ette and Pattie Brooks, Ronnie and
Andrew Williams, Rose Mary Tom-
linson, Michael and Bobbie Munn,
Linda Roberts, Dianne. Gilbert. Ray
Lapyerouse, Stevie Whealton, Ma-
rie Talley, Lynn Fleishel, Carpo
Lee Armstrong, Jerome Strickland,
Judy Fensom, Dickie Traxler and
Linda LeHardy. Not present but
remembering with a gift was Ed-
Assisting Mrs. Duren in enter-
taining the youngsters were Crista's
grandmother, AMrs. Nora Duren,
-her aunt, Mrs. Sanders Chitty, and
Mrs. K. T. Williams.
BAPTIST CIRCLES ENJOY
ROYAL SERVICE PROGRAM
The Royal Service program for
February was rendered at the Bap-
tist Church Monday afternoon by
Circle Two of the W. AM. S., with
Mrs. E. C. Cason. program chair-
man, in charge. The topic was
"Jews and Aralbians.'"
After singing the year song,
"Hark the Voice of Jesus Calling,"
the watchword for the year. taken
from Matt. 28:19, was repeated in
unison. The Bible study, given by
Mrs. E. B. Dendy, based on Acts
2:1-12. was followed with prayer
by Mrs. W. J. Daughtry.
The different phases of the topic
dealing with these two ancient peo-
ples,'their country and needs, were
developed by Mesdames E. C. Ca-
son, WV. H. Howell, W. Ramsey, L.
E. Voss, R. W. Smith and E. C.
After a business meeting during
whiclT plans were perfected for a
joint meeting next Monday at the
home of Mrs. C. G. Costin, and the
associational executive meeting
'here February 20, the meeting was
closed with prayer.
MARY VIC MAUK CIRCLE
MEETS WITH MRS. SHARIT
The Mary Vie Mauk Circle or
the Methodist Church met Monday
afternoon -at the home of Mrs. J.
L. Shlarit, the meeting being opened
with prayer by Mrs. L. W. Tubl).
A s io:t business session \va.,
hl'eld and the meeting was turiine
c'. er to Mrs. Ralph Swatts ano.
Mrs. 1I. H. Smith, who discus sea
the iirst two chapters of the new
study ook on "Stewardship."'
lDuring the social hour following
the meeting, the hostess served de-
liciousl sa-ndwiche", cookies and hot
iea to the following:- Mesdamesa D.
C. Spear-, Joe LeHlardy, A. S. Cha-
soei. C. C. Taunton, R. H. B:inson,
Nob4e' Stone, C. A. Brown, Ml. P.
Tomlinson, L. WV. Tubtb and G. S.
The next meeting of the. circle
will be held February 2.1 at the
home of Mrs. Croxton.
MRS. GODFREY HOSTESS TO
SUSIE PEACH FOSTER CIRCLE]
Mrs. E. M. Godfrey was hostess
Monday afternoon to members of
the Susie Peach Foster Circle of
the Methodiist Church when they
met for their first February mnet-
Mrs. Robert Gaskin gave an in-
teresting talk on "Background of
Stewardship." The subject of Mr's.
\V. F. Johnosn's inspiring talk was
"The Importance of Adequate Moti-
vation." A short business, session
was held at which plans were dis-
cussed and completed' for the sale
of hot dogs. which the circle will
sponsor Saturday at their down-
At the close of business, the hos-
tess served a delicious salad plate,
cookies, and coffee to the eight
Lovely 18-year-old Nancy Stilley
of Winter Haven was recently
selected as Florida's "Most Pho-
togenic Girl" by the Florida
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Hammond of
members present. Sumatra announce the birth of a
. The next meeting of this circle daughter on February 1.
will be held at the home of Mrs.
W. T. Stafford' at Higfi.nd View. Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Danford of
4 ^.. this city announce the birth of a
JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB son on February 2.-
IN MEETING TUESDAY
The Junior Womnan's Club held Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Todd of this
its monthly meeting Tuesday eve- ,city are announcing the birth of a
ling at the home of Mrs. Basil E daughter on February 2.
Kenney, with the executive cornm-
mittee acting as hostesses.
S ao. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jones ot
After a brief business session, I Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jones ot
After a brief businesses session this city are the proud parents of
a splendid talk was given by Mayoi dau uary6,
a daughter, born February 6.
Horace Soule, on "A Day At Warm
Springs." Another speaker was
Mrs. Sylvia Carathers, executive Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Cornell of this
secretary of the Florida Children's city announce the birth of a daugh-
Committee, who gave pointers on ter on February 7.
how the club could help the chii-
,d.en's committee of Gulf county. Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Linton of this
Other guests pre'en-'t were Mrs. city are announcing the birth of
Roy D. SoulthiarIs. Mrs. Joan Trex- son on February 7.
Ier and Miss Melba Nedley.
New members -:-:e:V into tne .l. anl :,:rs. 0. L. Henry of Ap-
Alub at this time ve-e Mrs. Eliza- alachicola announce the birth of a
beth O'Day, M:s. Iva Mae Herring, daughter on February S.
lIis.: Christine Wilcox and Mrs.
Cathleen Eells. Ar. and Mrs. G. W". Wilson of Ap-
alachicola announce the birth of a
RUTH LAWRENCE CIRCLE daughter on February 8.
MEETS WITH MRS. DICKENS
The Ruth Lawrence Circle of the Alr. and Mrs. Ronald Childers
Methodist Church met Monday af- of this city proudly announce the
ternoon with Mrs. Annie E. Dick- birth of a daughter on February 9.
ens for the regular meeting. K
Mrs. G. A. Patton gave a very in- Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Stansbei'ry
teresting chapter on "The Back- (nee Maxie Ferrell) are the proud
ground of Stewardship" andc Mrs, parents of a daughter, born Febru-
Watson Smith gave a splendid talk ary 10.
on "The Importance of Adequate I
Motivation," after which a short Mr. and Mrh. S. E. Mook of W e-
business session was held during wa.iitchka announce the birth of
which the meeting time in the a daughter on February 12.
homes was changed to 3:30 p. m.
The meeting was closed with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Martina of Ap-
prayer, following which the hostess allachicola announce the birth of a
served congealed fruit salad with son on February 11.
whipped cream, cake and coffee to (All births occurred at the Port St.
nine members and one visitor. Joe Municipal Hospital.)
S EVERYBODY WELCOME!
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
"HOLDING FORTH THE
R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor
PORT ST. JOE PHONE 41
P.-T. A. TO HONOR FATHERS
NEXT THURSDAY NIGHT
The most eagerly-awaited Par-
eut-Teacher Association gathering
of the year will ,be held next Thurs-
day night, February 20, in the
high school auditorium at 8 o'clock.
"Father's Night" is the special
occasion for the meeting, which is
'also to celebrate the birthday of
P.-T. A. A program of special in-
terest to all has been planned and
a largE, attendance is anticipated.
Mrs. Jennie Cox,
beautician, formerly of
Delmar's Beauty Shop,
is now with the
A Martin Theatre Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
LAST TIME TODAY MONDAY TUESDAY
February 17 and 18
LfZE(^THOM PsN 0- ~
Ge a o r,g !
Dunuld Lu .
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15
-FEATURE NO. 1 -
t 11?' MAGNACOIOR.
FEATURE NO. 2 -
A 1 s o
Chapter 12 of Serial
The Purple Monster Strikes
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16
WORD OF LIFE"
Rev. Henry F. Jarvis
of Carrabelle Will Speak
At Both Services.
PENN ARTHUR ANITA
SINGLETON LAKE LOUISE
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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19
HIT NO. 1
HIT NO. 2
Smilev Goes Into Action!
m ..ml ng _rr.-*-;.Lg,- t_..
Chapter 10 of Serial
"KING OF THE FOREST
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Februa-y 20 and 21
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Just as a beautiful church
window inspires', so does the
quiet dignity of our service.
Experience that comes only
from years of service is your
guarantee of complete satis-
faction when the need arises.
Comforter Funeral Home
218 SEVENTH STREET
PHONE 326 Day or Night
24-Hour Ambulance Service
Ilc~s~lX~s~--~" ~-~a~-eB~b--P~s~-RP~~C- -L~I
THE STAR, PORT ST.. JOE, GU~LF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDY. FBRU RY 1, 147
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, rULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
WHO'S WHO IN PORT ST. JOE
-- SPEND YOUR MONEY AT HOME WHERE YOU WILL GET ANOTHER CRACK AT IT
THESE WELL-KNOWN BUSINESS
ESTABLISHMENTS OFFER YOU GOODS AND SERVICES UNEXCELLED
S ST. JOE SIGN SHOP
UPHOLSTERING FURNITURE REPAIR
v FREE ESTIMATES
FOR DEPENDABLE SERVICE PHONE 94
FREE PICKUP AND DELIVERY
THOSE. R. L. CARTER
Abstracts of Title Loans on Real Estate
Registered Real Estate Broker
REID AVENUE PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
tI l( WILKS JEWELRY COMPANY
Diamonds and Jewelry
WE TEACH WATCHES TO
TELL THI, TRUTH
* CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING *
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE ] FOR SALE
WE HAVE FOUR FINE HOMES ALL METAL GATES, ANY SIZE.
ON OUR LIST Metal Fence Posts, Grape Arbors,
ON OUR LIST and Playground. Equipment, See-
One on Palm 'Boulevard. Saws, Swings, we make them all.
ST. JOE SIGN SHOP
One corner Palm and-16th Street.
One on Seventh Street.
One on Garrison Avenue.
Two of the most desirable lots
on Monument Avenue..
Immediate possession on most of
these and loans can be arranged
These Will not be on the market
long. so. if interested come in
and, let us tell you aboct them.
CARTER Registered Real
317 REID AVENUE
Port St. Joe, Florida
HOUSE FOR SALE Practically
new three-bedroom house on Long
Avenue to sell for only $6000; down
payment $2,458, balance on easy
terms wit-h i interest at 41/2 per ce.nt,
WE ALSO HAVE about 38 acres of
land for sale, situated approxi-
niately 31/2 miles south of city on
Gulf Coast Highway. 1-17tf
Registered Real Estate Broker
Office: St. Joe Motor Co. Phone 37
CONCRETE MIXER for rent, $5.00
Super d ay. Spillers and Nichols,
t1hone 83. 2-21tf
OFFICE SPACE-Two offices in
Costin Building, Monument Ave-
nue. See Mrs. R. A. Costin, phone
200 -.f. 2-14 28c
WANTED TO RENT
WANTED TO RENT-2 or 3-bed-
room apartment with private
(bath; good residential section. Call
ROOMS FOR RENT
NICE FRONT ROOM, hot water,
connecting bath, gas heat. See
R. A. Swatts, phone 104 or 63, Port
St. -7oe. 2-21*"
FOR SALE-Three-burner oil stove
with oven. Telephone 279 or
150. Poit St. Joe. 2-21*
LOST AND FOUND
BILLFOLD with $41, personal pa-
pers and picture. Finder keep
i('sh and return billfold to The
Star office. 1
NEED A DANCE ORCHESTRA?
Make your appointment with "The
Florida Swingbilly" for dances. par-
ties, etc. See Ruben Dickey at the
Quality Grocery & Mkt.
HAVICO FEED SERVICE
Contact us for weekly deliveries or
HAVICO COMPLETE FEEDS
Phone 45 Havana, Fla.
HELP WANTED MALE
JOBS A MONTH
NO PREVIOUS TRAINING
Your new Regular Army needs ap-
proximately 40,000 men a month in
order to fill important peacetime
posts. It is offering 40,000 good
jobs a month to the men who can
Starting pay is $75 a month, in
addition to food clothing, quar-
ters, medical and dental care. The
chance for promotion is. excellent,
and you learn valuable skills and
trades while serving.
Three-year enlistments allow a
TWO ROOMS FOR RENT-Gen- c oice J o if'anch.of service roum
tlemen only. See Gene Holley, those with vacancies, and choice of
phone 161. 2-14 overseas theaters which still have
phone 161. openings.
ROOM FOR RENT-All modern Get your start with the Army.
conveniences; $6.00 per week. lnquire at your U.. S. Army Recruit-
Phone 281- J. 1-1o0tf ing Station, 210 HarrIson Avenue,
_______Panana City, Fla. Recruiting oftl-
APARTMENTS FOR RENT cer is inll Port St.T Joe every Friday.
Gulf View Apartments LODGE NOTICES
Modern Houses and Apartments MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Hot Water, Gas Heat, Gas Cooking. Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
Permanent Guests Solicited. .meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
J. S. PATRICK ,' days each month, 8:00 p. nt.
Beacon Hill, Fla. 2-14 Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. D. L.
FOR APARTMENTS See The Owens, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, See.
Shirey ApaTtments. S-3 SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1. O,.
BABY 'CHICKS 0. F.-Meets every Wednesday
night at 8 o'clock in Masonic hall.
ABSY CHICKS-Get new price list All members urged to attend andi
and save money. WORTHWHILB visiting brethren invited. B. A.I
tHWIKS, 101 W. North Avenue. Pridgeon, N. G.; W. H. Sansom,
1altimore 1, Mit. 6- Seret*ry, I
Hike of $25,000,000
(Continued From Page One)
c:tion. or the deficit must be pro-
vided for by inw taxes.
"No expenditure should be con-
sidered unless t'he money is surely
in sight or the proposal is tied to
ai plan to raise tle revenue uand
pay the bill."
IH said that "we will not have
.111 accurate picture before us for
another two or three weeks, but in
the light of present information I
think it is likely that we can in-
crease our disbursements by some
twenty or twenty-five million dol-
lars per year without, more taxes."
Referring to county requests, the
governor said. "I regret that' it
does not appear feasible at this
time to turn into road work the
proceeds of the seventh cent gaso-
line tax now being used for schools
and general purposes. As a mattel
of governmental policy, I am colln-
vinced that gasoline taxes should
go into highways, and I had hoped
that we might, during my adminis-
tration, adopt that course.
"I had hoped also that we might
abandon to the cities certain state
revenue sources but, for the same
reason. I do not see how these
sources can be abandoned unless
the substantial loss in state reve-
nue is 'replaced by some substitute
(Don't think, dear readers, that
Ye Ed sat in front of the radio and
jotted down the governor's re-
marks. Far from it! He was kind
enough to send us a mimeographed
copy of his speech before lie made
it. If anyone wants to read it in
full. jilct drop in at The Star offtic-
and draw up a chair.)
Spring Term Circuit Court
(Continued from Page 1)
Feb. 12--Paper Co., 26; Apalachl-
and Joe and Shelley Sherfield, ne-
groes, charged with arson in the
-econd degree and assault with in-
tent to cominit murder. Also set
for Tuesday is tile case of Pete
Stone and Edward Chunney. who
are charged wtii armed robbery.
Cases set for Wedniesday are the
State vs. Homer Goss. on infornia-
tion charging obstruction of an of-
'icer in discharge of legal duty;
L. C. .Hogan., breaking and enter-
ing, and Charles. Faison and Peter
Bass, charged with unlawful break-
ing and entering.
Cases continued for this term
are those of Thomas O'Neal and
Keith Hall. jointly charged with
unlawful breaking and entering
and grand larceny, and an old case
against Goldie Allred charging ag-
Only 11 per cent of the world's
land area is considered arable soil,
but 24 per cent is covered by for-
COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE
In the Circuit Court, Gulf County,
Florida. IN CHANCERY.
Irma Lee Ledsinger, Plaintiff,
Frank T. Ledsinger, Defendant.
The State of Florida,
To: Frank T. Ledsinger, whose
residence and address is: Route
2, Treze.vant. Tennessee.
You are hereby notified and or-
dcered to appear on the 10th day
of March. 19t17, before the above
styled court to the bill of complaint
for divorce filed, against you in the
above entitled cause.
WITNESS my hand and official
seal at Wewahitchka, Gulf County,
Florida, this 6th day of February,
(Court J. R. HUNTER,
Seal) Clerk of Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida.
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr., 2-14
Attorney for plaintiff. 3-7
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Gals' Picture In Sport Magazine Forest Reserve Act
The Port St. Joe girls' basketball It was in 1891 that congress had
:eamn will be pictured in the March passed the forest reserve act and
issue of the West Florida Sports- Pres. Benjamin Harrison had pro.
claimed the first forest reserve in
man. Frank Pericola, editor has an- the United States.
nounced. A story on St. Joe sports _____
activities, plus articles and pie- Onion Odor
tures on other West Florida bas- After frying onions, pour a little
kethball, hunting, fishing and golf- vinegar in the pan while it's hot to
ing activities, is carried in the remove the onion odor.
l'ebruary issue, now on sale.
-- Finnish Famine
In one famine year alone, 1695,
Poultry aralysis one-third of the Finnish people died
Green grasses go. ia long way of starvation.
toward preventing the curled toe ----- -----
paralysis deficiency t1 poultry. Mother's Day
.Mother's day in the United States
Advertising doea~'t st--it pays! was first officially observed in 1914.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 19477