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VOLUME X PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1947 NUMBER 24
Teachers of County Mobile X-Ray Unit 'Bargain Bride'
Visit Apalachicolal Coming To County Promises To Be
Class Rooms Today
Public Forum To Be Held for Ben-
efit of Teachers and Patrons;
Band Concert This Evening
Chapman high school of Apa-
lachicola today will be host to the
teachers of Gulf and Franklin
counties. It will be the second an-
rnural visitation day program for
the two counties, Port St. Joe hav-
ing been host to the teachers a
The white teachers of Port St.
Joe, Parrabelle and WewaThitchka
will begin class visitations in the
host school at 1 o'clock. They will
observe the teachers at work and
will be provided opportunities to
discuss techniques, procedures and
classroom routine with the teach-
ers they observe.
A public forum on school-com-
munity relationships for the bene-
fit of thie teachers and school pa.
trons. will being at'4 o'clock. Two
lay personnel and two teachers
will appear on t0he panel. Cory Hen-
riksoni will discuss "'What Is a
Good Public Relations Program?"
and, Col. L. P. Dodd will discuss-
"What the Ptblic Expects of the
Schools." Mrs'. Blanche Anderson
--iill represent the teachers' ver-
sion of "What the Teacher Has a
Right To Expect of the Commun-
ity" and Mrs. C. H. Johnson will
complete the panel by projecting
several ste-ps tliat malg"fe taken to
promote a more wholesome school-
community relationship. Nobie H.
Stone, general supervisor, will act
as master of ceremonies and as
timekeeper for the panel.
Since the purpose of this, forum
is to .bring the school and the com-
munity closer together, every par-
int and' school patron is urged to
Will Be In Port St. Joe March 31
To April 2, and In Wewa-
hitchka April 3
A health project which should
be of vital interest to every resi-
dent of Gulf county is to be. un-
de taken March 31 through April
3. X-rays of the adult groups of
the population will be undertaken
in a determined effort to further
control tuberculosis by finding all
unknown cases of the disease in
..Because of the. nature of the
disease, every unknown case of TB
presents a threat to the entire
community. Tuberculosis is a com-
municable disease which seldom
has recognizable signs or symi.-
toms in its early stages. Neverthe-
less, during this stage the indi-
vidual may transmit the disease to
others. Moreover, the ind.ivfdtual
may be losing his health, for the
earlier treatment is begun the bet-
ter the chances for recovery.
Control of tuberculosis depends
upon finding these people, so that
they may receive treatment at
once and the rest of the commun-
ity protected from infection by
The means for finding these un-
known, cases is available to us. It
is the X-ray which can "see" the
disease before it reaches the stage
where the symptoms ai'e obvious.
The mobile X-ray unit of the Flor-
ida -State Board of ;Iealth will be
in Gulf county to X-ray every .per-
son 15 years of age and. over, com-
ing to Port St. Joe March 31 to
April 2, and Wewahitchka April 3.
It will not be required to undress
for the X-ray, the new slogan be-
ing "Keep Your Shirt On." It is
free and all reports will be confl-
dlential. Everyone is urged to have
be present .and to participate in their chest X-rayed to protect
Th.e visiting teachers will be the
guests of the Chapman teachers
at a fish supper from 5:30 to 7 p.
m., and visiting band' students will
also be guests at the supper.
The culminating event of the
visitation ,program will be the tri-
school band concert to be given in
the school auditorium at 8 o'clock.
Stanford Beckham of this city, R.
P. Herring of Garrabelle and Fred-
erick Worman of Apalachicol'a will
conduct parts of the program. A
total of more than 100 students
will play ii the concert.
A similar concert will be held
!by the same combination in Port
St. Joe on,.M:'R.:h 27, and in Carra-
1'-lle on April !1.
Boyles Birthday Party
Continues Thru March
Glen.t Boyles announces that ho
is continuing his big first birthday
celebration sale through the re-
mander of March due to the fact
that he feels there are quite a
number of folks who, due to the
prevailing wave of colds, have
been unable to take advantage of
the many bargains. he is offering
during this sale.
Shopping Here Monday
Mrs. Nannie Roa.n of Apalachi-
cola was a shopper here Monday.
Egyptians Used Animal Glue
Egyptian tombs of the time of
King Tut-An.kh-Amen haTe yielded
a number of wooden articles glued
with animal glue.
themselves, their families and the
community from that dread dis-
(Continued on Page 2)
Seven Injured Sunday
As Taxi Overturns
A White Top Taxi, said 'by Pa-
trolman 0. R. Davis to have been
traveling at a.n excessive speed,
overturned; about 11:30 Sunday
morning on the highway near Wal-
ter's Bar and Grill and ended up
against a power pole.
Passengers, in the car, which
was driven by Sam Bradley. were
J. C. Evans, Dewey Vinson, A. J.
Payne. Dick Campbell, Fred Coe
and Thomas Coleman, all of whom
were rushed to the municipal hos-
pital for treatment. -
Patiol.ma.n Davis reports that
Evans, Bradley, Coleman and Vin-
son were released from the hos-
pital after 'being treated for cuts
and bruises, but that Pay.ne, Coe
and Campbell are in rather seri-
ous condition and are still in the
iBradley was held o-n a charge of
reckless deriving and was released
after appearing in court.
SPONSOR DANCE FRIDAY
The Junior Woman"s' Club is
sponsoring a dance next Friday
night, March 21, at the Centennial
Auditorium. Tickets will be sold at
Whaley Johnson Visits
Whaley Johnson was shaking
hands with. friend's here one day
Junior Class Will Present Annual
Show At School Auditorium
Next Friday Evening
Next Friday evening at 8 o'clock
in the high school auditorium the
junior class will present its annual
class, play, "The Bargain Bride," a
cleverly-contrivedi farce so chock,
full of screamingly funny compli-
cations that it is guaranteed to
keep the audience in an uproar
from first curtain rise until the fi-
nal curtain falls.
Cast for the play, which is -un-
der the direction of Mrs. M. Yent
Revelle, is as follows:
Jimmy Smith, a radio contest
fiend Claude Cowart
Minnie Peterson, the apartme-nt
house maid,------Hazel Burnette
Hoasnna Bugg, the negro cook,
afraid of spooks --Marie Jones
Dexter Dorner, Jimmy's' room-
mate and, pal ---Jack Ricketson
Mrs. Florabelle Fizby, the land-
lady, a gay widow--Sara Brtnson
Wendy Hill, Jimmy's heart In-
terest -------Margaret Mincey
Cissie Trent, Dex's ditto ....----
--------- --- Dorothy Minus
Miss Oma Ormsby, Dex's aunt
from Omaha --------Peggy Hart
Tucker' Trent, Cissle's widower
father -----------Bill Traweek
Miss Thompkins, from Silky Suds
SInc. ------------Carolyn Smith
Mrs. James. Smith, the new ten-
ant ----------Betty Doris Dees
EDWARD EELLS IS ELECTED
TO UNIQUE ORGANIZATION
Edward, L. Eells of Port St. Joe
has .been elected to the Order of
Gownsmeir at the University of the
South, Sewaiee, Tenn.
Considered one of the unique, or-
ganizations of the American col-
lege scene, the order requires that
each member wear tve black aca-
demic gown each day to all classes.
Founded at Se-wanee in the early
1870s, the order.has come to ex-
ert great influence in the stu-
dent body in keeping alive the tra-
Jaycee Resolution To
Amend City Charter
Plan Proposed To Be Submitted At Coming Legislative Session
Would Correct Discrepancies and Provide New System
For Election of Commissioners and Mayor
The Junior .Chamber of Commerce placed before city offi-
cials at the last meeting of the mayor and commission a Jaycee
resolution favoring an amended city charter.
The Jaycees plan to place before Representative-elect George
Tapper a revised charter, one that is known as the Jaycee-
sponsored bill, which it is anticipated will meet with the ap-
proval of the local citizenry, so that he can place the amend-
.ment before the next legislature
Ship Line Will Serve
Port St. Joe Under
Word was received here Wed-
.nesday that the interstate com-
merce commission had granted
a temporary certificate to the
Pan-Atlantic Steamship Company
to operate its vessels into vari-
ous ports on the east coast and
the Gulf, including Port St. 'Joe.
Other ports to be served by
Pan-Atlantic are New Orleans,
Mobile,:Panama City, Tampa, Mi-
ami, Boston, Phifadefi ha, -Balti-
more and New 'York, thus giv-
ing Port St. Joe an outlet to all
of these ports.
The line, which operates ships
of'7500 gross tons, will also ac-
'*** *****'.. . .... *<' *....... ***'
It is only fair and natural that
the average citizen of Port St. Joe,
on being asked to contribute to
thr on 1 d C.nqi r ill n thel au n s t
in the form of a local bill during
one of its early sessions.
Jake Belin represented- the Ju-
nior Chamber of Commerce at the
council meeting, and George Tap-
per, Jaycee president and repre-
sentative-elect, witnessed the ses-
sion in order to get the reaction of
city officials to the chamber of
Belin informed, the city commis-
sion that a special committee. ap-
pointed by the chamber of com-
merce to study the city charter had
made its report to the body. He
stated, that the chamber wanted
no'W to It hi'i [r- t I, _- .i'..u ,-,I of
its proposals and hoped to get a
unanimous endorsement from the
commission of the proposed re-
The Jaycee spokesman stated
that the committee had found' sev-
e.-al conflicting discrepancies in
the charter since it was last
amended 'by an act of the 1945
legislature. The mayor and commis-
sion heard Belin say that the char-
ter, when last amended to provide
for five commis's4one.rs and their
terms of office, did not carry with
tion: "Why?" It isall the more it a cleancut pattern to provide
Sfor legislative action. He pointed
ditions, of the school. C nz u Le muoret--,mun' aLe -
Membership i the order sim- zn does not need the services that
Memibe.rship in the order is'lim-
ited to upper classmen, juniors Red Cross gives.
and seniors, who maintain a high Ordinarily our average citizen,
standard of scholarship and who when misfortune occurs, when onu
are recommended to the dean by of the family is sick, ,requires all
e facultymended to the dea by operation, a big hospital bill, either
_____u__t__ sells a bond, goes into the say-
LAST SHIPMENT OF QUAIL ings account, or s.e.es his or her
IS RELEASED IN COUNTY banker and foregoes the new cai
The fiial shipment of 100 pai or another year, decides that the
of bob white quail arrived Friday otherb yearm, or goes into a cado
from Texas for release in Gulf another year or goes nto a cam-
county and were put out Saturday paiBut ofre auction of expour formense-
by Allen LeGrone in the south e-nd
by Allen LeGroe i the south end iers or sailors, often just recently
of the county and by Herbert married or handicapped by being
Helms in the north section of the
coels in the north section of the out of touch with civilian life and
county. its manifold problems, has suc'
This make-s a total of 500 quail i io r u c
a misfortune, there is often no re-
released in the county during the t t re
serve of any kild, and the future
past few we-eks, the birds having s o an i a t fuur
ast few weeks, the birds having looks black. But something must
been secured through the state lie done to save a life or forestall
oe a lonpg- period of seiii-invalidisn of
Attend Parker Funeral someone near anid dear. He has no
Those from out-of-town attend- one to turn to but the great or-
ing the funeral services of Tom E. (Continued on page 6)
Parke.r on Thursday of last week
were Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Oliver Visiting With Parents
and son Ralph, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Rowan vis-
Oliver, Alton Oliver, W. D. Kindron iited Sunday in Dawson. Ga., with
and John EI. Oliver. Thomasville, their son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
Ga.; .. D. Oliver, Monticello, Fla.; and Mrs. Wilbur Norton. Mrs. Nor-
Mrs. J. S. Oliver and son Willie, ton returned here with her par-
and Carl Ulmer, Cairo, Ga.; 0. L. ents' for a short visit.
Benton, 'Bainbridge. Ga.; Mr. and -
Mrs. M. B. Benton. Mr. and Mrs. K. Spending Weerk In Jax
B. Benton and Edward Benton, of Mrs. R. V. Coburn left Monday
Tallahassee. for a week in Jacksonville.
out that the present charter did
not, in a sense, provide for action
on the part of all five. members of
the council, for it held an act or
resolution would carry when only
two members voted favorably, al-
though it was possible for a ma-
jority of the members to dissent.
The Jaycees also asked for en-
dorsement of its plan 'to elect city
legislative officials. City fathers
were informe-d the chamber would
recommend an amendment to the
charter to provide for the election
of a mayor. Under the plan the
mayor would be elected to office
on a direct vote by the people. He
(Continued on Page 3)
The Gulf County Tuberculosis
and Health Association is sponsor-
ing a community meeting Wednes-
day night, March 19, at 8 o'clock
in the high school auditorium in
connection with the coming of the
mobile X-ray unit to Gulf county
March 31 through April 3.
All members of the board of di-
rectors of the association are re-
quested to be present, and a cor-
dial invitation is extended to the
entire community to attend, as at
this meeting an attempt will be
made to answer all questions con-
cerning TB and services of the mo-
bile X-ray unit.
nauiai iecaue w aveage L'i
11 A(LF -T T GNA,1
MINUTES OF COUNTY COMMISSION
Wewahitchka, Florida, R. D. six Caterpillar tractor, and
March 11, 1947 also ask for an alternate bid, on
The Board of County Commis- an angle bulldiozecr.
sioners of Gulf County met this Moved, seconded and carried
d(ay in regular session with the that the Standard Oil Co. be noti-
following members present: W. R. fied not to put any fuel oil in the
Connell, chairman; W. C. Roche, courthouse tank until the contents
vice-chairman; J. S. Daniels, J. C. of the ta'hks are checked by the
Martin and Basil E. Kenney Jr. janitor.
iSheriff and county attorney were Whereupon the following bills
also in attendance, with Thos. R. were presented', examined!, ap-
L. Carter acting as deputy clerk, proved and ordered- paid from the
clerk being absent due to illness. :eve-ral county funds, to-wit:
The meeting came to order at General Fund
10:00 a. m. and the following pro- j. E. Pridgeon, insanity
ceedings were had.: cases -------------$ 15.00
The minutes, of February 4 were Pridg----------------eon's S---pply Store, a/c 1.60
read and adopted. Pridgeon' y Stor a/c 160
The farm agent, health unit and John A. Hughes, insanity 5
fied case -----------------------5.00
home demonstration agent filedA.se Ward...insanitycase 5.00
their respective reports for the A. ard. nsity cases (.00wo
month of February, 1947, and the E. Lanier, witness (two 400
same were ordered filed in the oat- L.insante insanity case 5.00
fice of the clerk of the circuit JL. HNoBarteeon, insanity case 5.00
court as past of the records of the J. R. Norton, insanity case 5.00
county. H. Linton came beforcourt house -------------239.00
''m. H. Linton came before the B. E. Parker, sheriff, cas9t
board, with reference to his con- ills, February 1947--iffcost 53.00
tinuance in. acting as county serv- Vewa Hardware Co., a/c 3.85
ice officer. He reported that h1 Chestnut's Grocery and Mar-
had been advised by the county Chestnut's Gy indigent Ma- 15.00
superintendent of public instruc- St indigentge -- 10.00
tion that the county school board Welana Parish "--- 10.00
was. discontinuing the $100 month- Delaa Parish 10.00
ly it had heretofore contributed to Sally Ramsey ------mento10.00
his salary. They had offered him Leona Taylor, supplement to
a position in the county schools alary eves------------------25.00
and that he would like to continue Wilna A. Revell, salary and
for the county on a part-time basis expenses ------- 125.00
until such a time as the contem-
plated' reorganization of the serv-
ice officers in. the state wask put
into. effect. The board accepted
his proposition without objection.
Senator Drew Branch brought
before the board a proposed, road
from Wew'ahitchka to. Wakulla
through part of Gulf and the lower
part of Liberty county. He left a
map for the further consideration
of the, board and' asked that the
board approve the designation of
such road' which, under present
plans, would come into Wewa-
hitchka by the Cochran Landing
road'. No action was taken.
IPlanst for a new health unit
building f or iWewahitchka were
presented, by Mr. F. E. Trammell
of the health department for Dr.
Byrd of the health unit. No action
Mr. Alf Millergre.. postmavster
of Wewahitchka, reported that the *
condition of" the rural route nearly' 5 10%
Ring-jaw was, such that the posto- -
fice department would cancel the
route and. discontinue, same un-
less the road was made passable.
It was the opinion of the commis-
.sion irs that this condition would
be. automatically bettered with the h,
completion o6 the ditches' in the S1 BIL
new road, between Beacon Hill and
Wewahit-chka. The superintendent /.
of the county roads, A. J. Jenks,
was instructed to make -temporary PAY-
necessary repairs. -R.L TAXES
B. T. Taylor gave a report on :9q gyILiOn
the sewer line for the courthouse,
that water seeping into the l,ipes
was as much as was going through
them from the courthouse. Mr. F.
E. Trammel. of the health depart-
ment was asked' to contact the dis-
trict engineer of the health de-
partment and ask him to make an
inspection of the drainage system
and fecormendnlations as to recti-
fying present conditions.
Horace Sotile, mayor of Port St.
Joe, asked for county assistance
for the St. Joe Fire Department in
view of the fact that so many out- H
of-town calls were answered and
as a result of same the city was \
going to have to purchase a re-
serve fire engine. This was ob- Since 1939, railroad
ejected to by Attorney E. Clay had three general pay
Lewis Jr., on the grounds, that the
proper cure for this condition was 526/ o%, and the price
through the legislature and by the terialsandsupplieshav
creation of a fire district covering
portion-s of the county affected.
No action was taken. But when the war e
It was moved and seconded that the railroads were still
the county pay Joe Stebel $1000.00 the railroads were still
,!r the moving of his house from at rates no higher, and
State Highway No. 71 and unaul- lower, than when the v
W. C. Roche reported that at a
recent meeting ot the Association Without increased reve
of County Commissioners he wascould not meet these
appointed on several committees could not meet these
andt asked if the board wished him provide improvements
to attend meetings of said comrn- andfacilitiesimprov
mittees. W 'thout objection he was and facilities-improve
instructed to attend same, at the essential for the low-c(
county's expense. Commissioner
Roche also stated that $25 should passenger services which
be paid: to E. W. Simmons%, presi- to America's high stan
dent, State Association of County
Commissioners, as payment on at..
to'ney's fees in Tallahassee to at- Under these circumsta
tend, to the legal matters of said most a year after the la
association. This was. also agreed
to without objection, increase-the .Interst
SMoved, seconded and carried Commission recently
that the county purchase road pa-
trol that has already been adver- average increase in ft
tised. 17 6/
Moved, seconded and carried 17/io%.
that the county advertise for bid's i inra
on a li/2-ton, l1A-yard dump truck Of all the price increa
with cab. also a bulldozer blade
and a winch to fit a three-cyllinder
es of fuel, ma-
erisen 616/io %.
ended in 1945,
d in some cases
costs and also
ements that are
ost freight and
h are necessary
dard of living.
ast major wage
eight rates of
ses in America
today, few have been so little and so
late as that in the price of railroad
How important are healthy rail-
roads to a prosperous country?
Only when the railroads are finan-
cially healthy can they provide the
new equipment, improved road beds,
and better terminal facilities needed
for still better service to you.
The defense of the nation depends
upon the continuance of the efficient
transportation which served the na-
tion so well in the last war.
The railroads are among the largest
employers of labor. They buy over
100,000 different products. They pay
big taxes-taxes which are spent not
only for public schools, public health,
and police and fire protection, but
even for highways, airways, airports
and inland waterways.
Railroads are America's lifeline-
keeping goods flowing among the 48
states day and night in all weather.
They can continue to do this only if
there is a reasonable balance between
income and outgo. Like yourself, the
railroads must make ends meet!
We are publishing this and other ad-
vertisements to talk with you at first
hand about matters which are impor-
Treightt rates ar~e going up..
E. Clay Lewis, Jr., retainer 5
J. S. Daniels, per diem and
J. C. Martin ---- 1
W. C. Roche -----
Basil E. Kenney Jr. 1
Mrs. C. G. Rish, salary ---- 7
J. R. Hunter, clerk, sal., etc. 14
20% Tax a/c, Hunter ---
St. Joseph Telephone &
Telegraph Co., a/c ---
D. T. Bridges, repairs and
plumbing --------------- 1
P.F.McDaniiel, Ru'by Atkins 2
Samuel A. Patrick, balance
on '43 roll ---------------
State TB Sanatorium, county
indigc,.nt at Marianna --- 3
State TB Sanatorium, county
indigent at Orland.o ----
.. E. Whatly, a/c ------- 4
II & W B Drew Co., a/c --- 4
Conncll ITe & Water Co. a/c 1
Standard Oil Co., a/c ---
Gulf Coast Elec. Co-op., a/c 2
Edd. C. Pridgon, commnis-
sion on '46 roll, etc. ----
Bish.op Of'ice Equip. Co. a/c
State Road Dept. of Florida
6 county maps ----------
J. F. Laiier, salary (janitor
and: yardman) ----------' 1
Gulf County Breeze, a/c --
W. C. Roche, expenses to
Jacksonville ------------- 4
-The Star, a/c ------------
E. W. Simmons,- attorney's.
fees at Tallahassee for
Fine and Forfeiture Fund
Britt's Cafre, seven dinners,
50.00 Byrd E. Parker, sheriff, .
'cost bills Feb. 1947 .- 922.10
8.00 E. Clay Lewis, Jr., salary
13.00 and convictions --------70.00
11.20 J. R. Hunter, clerk, rec.
11.20 convs. and pay roll wit-
n5.00 nesses, court '47 --- 77.05
43.20 J. E.P'ridgeon, cost bills etc. 27.10
9.80 Road and Bridge Fund
Standard, Oil Co., a/c ---....$165.49
.40 St. Joe Sign Shop, a/c __- 7.00
McGowin Serv. Station, a/c 28.91
5.00 iMcGowin Motor Co., a/c --- 265.70
20.18 Prescott's Garage, a/c .. 20.00
Lori',y's, Garage, a/c ------ 77.10
2.74 Pridigeon's Supp. Store, a/c 13.75
Thos. R. L. Carter, a/c ---- 189.37
38.75 EdI Odom, salary, ferryman 135.00
A. J. Jenks, salary, exp. 163:26
3S.75 20% Tax a/c, Jenks ----- 16.00
12.50 5% Tax a/c, Jenks ---- 9.25
48.36 Wewa Hardware Co., a/c -- 6.37
.8.50 Gaskin Bros. Lbr. Co., a/c- 99.73
71.48 Byrd .E Parker, sheriff,
98.55 co.,t bills Feb. 1947 -- 140.00
Willie. Lester, road work __ 120.00
13.00 Lloyd Whitfield -- 102.00
32.73 Archie Kemp ---- 70.00
Alva F.. Kemp ---- 62.00
1.20 Agriculture and Livestock Fund
C. R. Laird, salary and exp. $157.60
25.00 20% Tax a/c,' Laird ---- 17.40
13.00 County Service Officer Fund
W'illiam H. Linton, salary
12.00 I and expenses -----------$100.00
15.00 Mother's Pension Fund
Mrs. Allie Porter, mother's
pension ------- $3.00
5.00 Mrs. Minnie Patterson 3.00
M Mrs. Minnie Paul .-. 3.00
I Mrs. Ruby Atkins .-- 3.00
4.55 Mrs. Izella Lester --- 6.00
FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1947.
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Mrs. Rosa Stevens "----- 3.00
Mrs. Fred G. Hall --..... 3.00
Mrs. Jessie Walsingiham 3.00
Mrs. Eliza Williams --- 6.0U
Mrs. Corine Jenks --- 3.00
Mrs. Carrie Bell Parish 6.00
Mrs. Shellie Davis ----- 3.00
Mrs. Annie Williamson 3.00
Mrs. Alma, Lee Jones ----- 6.00
There being no further business
to come before the board at this
time, it diidi adjourn until the regu-
lar meeting in. April, the same be-
ing the 8th day of said month, un-
less called in special session by
the chairman or vice-chairman.
s/ W. R. CONNELL,
J. R. HUNTER, Clerk.
By: s/ THOSE. R. L. CARTER.
MOBILE X-RAY UNIT
.(Continued from Page 1)
This service is being made avail-
able by the state board of health
in co-operation with the Gulf
County Tube'rculosis and' Health
Association and the Gulf county
Flowers for Sick
When sending flowers to a friend
who has just undergone an opera-
tion, wait for two or three days,
because even small amounts of
ether in the air ruin flowers, and
the patient is usually too sick at
the time to enjoy them.
,~!ILAT MARCH 71T ,O S O G F U
(Continued from Page 1)
would qualify for the mayor's of-
fice and announce his candidacy
ior that post, and if elected would
serve a two-year term in the of-
fice. Under this system the old
procedure whereby the commis-
sioners chose their mayor would
he thrown out.
It is further proposed under the
Jaycee resolution that four com-
missioners, in addition to the
jnrayor, would hold office. Commis-
sioners would -hold two-y .3-r terms
of office under a staggered, elec-
-ion plan whereby two commis-
sioners would be elected every
year. The. comminissioil'rs would
be elected from the entire voting
populace but would qualify for of-
fice in groul;s and would he brack-
ered on the. ballot to show from
which group they were candidates.
The city commission took im-
mediate action on the Jaycee-s-pon-
sored, measure, voting unanimously
tod endorse the resolution, but re-
quested that a draft of the charter
with the proposed amendments
inserted, be placed 'before the city
clerk, who would in turn get the
city attorney to adivIse the mayor
and conmmnissioners on its legal as-
pects. The commission also voted
to inform Senator Carl Gray of its
action taken on the measure in or-
der that he would know of the
The commission also favored the
immediate advertising of th.e pro-
posed charter revisions in order to
comply with state laws, which pro-
vide for a 30-d'ay notice before any
action is taken to start proceed--
At the conclusion of the meeting
Representative Tapper stated that
h..e favored the changes in the city
charter as the Jaycees had' pro-
posed them, but that he would
take no action in thile legislature
t.) amend the charter until tilhe no-
tice of the intent to amend had
been published in The Star and
the general public had had an op-
portunity to study the proposal and
notify him of its feeling. (The pro-
posed changes are advertised in
this issue of The Star.)
The chamber of commerce an-
nounced that it would have its
adaft completed within the next
few days, and after its compls.tion
the voters will have an opportun-
ity to familiarize themselves with
EIGHTH FUND INSTALLMENT
FOR SCHOOLS WILL BE PAID
The eighth installment of 10 pay-
ments from. the state teachers sal-
ary fund to Gulf county will be
made tomorrow by the state de-
partment of education. Total ot
the payment will be $7,494,34, ot
which $6,295.37 is for instructional
salaries and $1,198.97 is for trans-
Total payments to the 67 coun-
ties .from the fund for this month
We Have Just Received a
0 Fine Line of
Billfolds, Change Purses, j
Men's Belts, Sam Browne *
l Belts, Wrist Watch Straps, *
Dog Harnesses, Key-Kits ,
and Key Rings, Suitcase 4
Handles, Truck Drivers' '
Billfolds, Skate Straps. 0
We Also Stock a Full Line ot
All Types of Shoe Polishes
STHE LEADER SHOE
We Doctor Shoes, Heel Them, *
Attend Their Dyeing and *
Save Their Soles
BOYLES FIRST BIRTHDAY NOW IN FULL SWING! DROP IN TODAY AND JOIN THE FESTIVITIES!
CONTINUES TO BE
A FEI VIAL OF
(PLENTY OF FUN, TOO!)
Read About It! Run To It! Buy and Save!
A Birthday Party Bedroom Thriller!
ONLY FIVE TO SELL!
You'd think we were exaggerating if we told you
what they're really worth, so we'll let you be the
judge! The width, length, breadth, depth and
beauty of one of these values is displayed on the
ledge inside our store. Who'll be the lucky one!
A new shipment of BATES SPREADS in twin
and full size may also be seen here on display.
A Birthday Party Window Thriller!
Introducing a New Product of the Atomic Age!
DRAPERIES $1.44 PAIR
They're made of paper that looks like beautiful
fabric! They're fadeproof, non-inflammable,
cleanable, no ironing. They are easy to hang .
you can pleat them! Solid colors or beautiful
floral patterns. Priced special as a Party Favor!
If you're still not sold, see them .. we'll wrap 'em,
NEGLECTED MEN! A BIRTHDAY PARTY
FAVOR FOR YOU, TOO! JUST UNPACKED!
FINE, ALL WOOL
SPORT COATS $16.75
SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PRICE!
Yes, men often do without to give wife, daugh-
"ter or son their needs, and we're making this spe-
cial offer to give you a lift! We think that men
should have a part in this celebration and we are
sure you will appreciate 'this useful, practical
garment so attractively priced. Every man needs
at least one! 12 to sell!
MRS. SEW AND SEW! READ! TAKE HEED!
,THE 567 YARDS, OF CRISP, COLORFUL
Being Featured As a BIRTHDAY PARTY Favor At
Published Weekly By
Port St. Joe, Florida
"Tips From Across Our
Counter To Wise
Vol. 1 Friday, March 14, 1947 No. 33
Double Barrels Are Being Used At Our First Birthday
Party! Continues Through March!
1HOWDY, DEAR SH-OPPERS: like to list the names of every
We're having such a wonderful guest, but space does not permit
BIRTHDAY PARTY must tell you this time, and we'll say, thanks,
first that we've decided to cele- again for your presence.
brate during the entire month of Editor Smith, we feel that GUS
MARCH (March came in like, a CREECH's name should be listed
lion and we roared with it!) We 'in big, black, bold type Gus
had two big Thompson Birthday actually came in with a Birthday
Cakes (will Thompson',s Bakery, Gift in his hand nothing
Apalac'hicola, Florida, please send less than a rich, mellow, gold-
its a check for this advertising .. banded Tampa Nugget, which the
the cake was excellent!) consumed writer accepted with a great deal
on Friday, March 7, the first day, of pleasure, astonishment, pride
with the help of Cocacolas, Royal and humility. Now Gus can tear
Crowns, Cheeries, Dr. Peppers, etc. up all our handkerchiefs, sheets,
Hundreds of eager shoppers en- towls, etc., in his laundry and we
tered into the fun with real Birth- won't have the heart to say a word!
day enthusiasm! they ate We regret that the unfavorable
.. drank bought. weather and a gre-at deal of illness
saved! The management and mem- prevented many from attending
bers of our personnel who had the this Festival of Values on the first
'I.. +1-+'- -
privilege and pleasure of serving
you pleasantly and happily extend
to you a million thanks for your
patronage, the good wishes and
kind words you spoke, the splen-
did Birthday Spirit you displayed
w.hichl made this event a most suc-
Our personnel consisted of the
following: Mrs. Marium Skipper
(served Values,!), Mrs. David HII-
note (served Birthdfay Party Fa-
vols), Mrs. Mailyn Dickson (served
R.ady-to-wear Birthday, Specials!),
Mrs. L. E. Denhanl (served, Birth-
day Cake and, d-rinks!), Miss Sara
Prins on (served Birthday Nylons
$1.34), Mrs. A. S. Chason (serveT
telephone calls-, Values too!). Miss
Betty Jean Peacock (served Birth-
day Luxury Undies), Will 'Spe.eu
Ramsey (served Men's Hats, Sox,
Shoes). Howard Kelly (served as
window trimmer, card writer, anti
salesman;, too what a man!),
Mae McKeithen (served anything
'he got hold of!). We, expected
YoU we were prepared .
you came w. e had a won-
derful time together!
We notice on our Birthday Guest
Register that visitors came i'0om1
the. following cities: Atlanta, Ga.,
Panama City, Fla., Apalachicola,
Fla.. Wewahitchka, Fla., Freeport,
Fla., as well as hundreds from
Port St. Joe, our own city. We'd
days thna s one reason
we've decided: to maKe a wuole'
nlonth of it. Watch our windows
. watch "The Tattler" for
new, sensational Birthday offer-
ings. Glorious spring merchandise,
better than ever, is arriving daily.
We'll try to keep you posted thru
this medium, but we want you to
come and see it with your own
eyes 'feel it with your fin-
gers and purchase it with
The report of the Citizen's Com-
mittee on Education heard at the
high school auditorium last Tues-.
day evening, March 4, was inter-
esting and helpful. We believe the
results of this progranl will mean
a better educational system for
the gie.at state of Florida. Let us
back it up one hundred per cent
and help to make this possible. ,
Speaking of results, sometimes
it takes a great deal of patience
and time we've worked for
over a year to get '"Lovable Bras-
sieres" for you (ladies only) .
watch for them soon! they're
really Lovable, and we know you'll
love them! With this kind thought
we'll leave, it with you and plan
Birthday Specials for you, a few
of which will be mentioned in an-
other part of this "Tattle."
Yours with More Birthday
R. GLENN BOYLES.
A CORRECTION, PLEASE!
.\ 46-inch Leatherette in blue and wine was advertised in
last week's paper. Carl Armstrong was good enough to tell
MS that the tape line shows 44 inches wide. This was an er-
ror that we regret. Our thanks to Carl for calling our at-
tention to this shrinkage!
While you are shopping for Yard Goods take a peek
at these post-war items that Expressman Frank Ro-
wan collected on recently!
FINE QUALITY MAYON CREPE
Solid white, pink $ 129 Printed BEMBERG $ 1 75
and blue. Yd. ___a Exquisite! Yd-. -- m
RAYON BENGALINE for drapery or upholstery. In
crh' 36-inch and 48-inch widths. Bright, 98
g is in the spotlight and unrolling rapidly. Just a warn- and colorful. 36-inch per yard 98 C
m ing to those who want to enjoy summer comfort with- FLORAL PATTERNS, 48 inch $1.49 yd.
out ironing, with savings you'll pay more later .
we toss this tip ... better catch it! 36 in. GLAZED CHINTZ 50c yd. m
BOYLES DEPARTMENT STORE
S "PAY CASH AND PAY LESS" -:-- PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
CROWDS ARE ATTENDING BOYLES FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY! HAVE YOU PAID US A VISIT YET
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY MARCH 7 1947
AE T TSL
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, December 10, 1987, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla.. under Act of March 2, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
One Year.......$2.00 Six Months.......$1.o00
-4E Telephone 51 1-
TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken rord,.is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken- word
in lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country S Right or Wrong
FREIGHT RATES AND THE CONSUMER
The freight i-ate increase granted the rail-
roads a few months ago, after an exhaustive
inquiry by the interstate commerce commis-
sion, will have small effect on the cost of most
commodities to the consumer.
In the case of cotton, for instance, the in-
creased rate on the raw material and the fin-
ished product together will probably add less,
than one cent to the retail price of a shirt. The
same thing is true of wool and other fabrics.
In the food field, the effect will be similar.
The additional cost in New York of a can of
fruit or vegetables shipped from Florida will
be less than one-third of a cent. And 10 pounds
of potatoes shipped from Maine to New York
will cost about one cent more. The additional
charges on manufactured commodities also
will be small in comparison to the value of
the finished product.
The average consumer, in short, will be af-
fected hardly at all by the rate increases. And
those increases were absolutely unavoidable
if an industry performing a vital public serv-
ice;,- on which 'the entire commerce of the na-
tio'n depends, was to be kept healthy and pro-
gressive, and able to meet today's operating
costs,'as is pointed out in an advertisement in
this issue of The Star sponsored by the South-
An injunction is to be sought against the
city of Gainesville by three theaters operating
there to prohibit the enforcement of a re-
ceritly enacted ordinance levying a tax upon
theater tickets. The suit will he brought on
the grounds that the tax is discriminatory and
unfair to theater patrons. If successful, we
probably will see a similar suit filed here in
Port St. Joe by the Martin theaters.
Prosperity is one thing in the world the least
to be trusted.
!A woman who talks brilliantly isn't half as
popular as one ,who listens sympathetically.
A woman doesn't make a fool of a man-
she starts the job and he finishes it.
WHERE'S THAT 'DREAM HOUSE'?
A great many people must feel a sense of
frustrated sadness now as they remember
those wartime advertisements appearing in
The Star which pictured the "dream home" of
the future-a miracle of convenience, beauty
and functional design, in which all you had to
do was to touch a few buttons and silent ma-
chines would press your clothes, mix your
drinks and do practically everything else.
These advertisements were tied in with pleas-
to buy more war bonds so you'd have the
wherewithal to purchase the dream house
once peace returned.
Peace has been around quite a while now,
but the dream house hasn't put in an appear-
ance, and neither have the highly-touted gad-
gets. In fact, we just got a new refrigerator
from Danley's after having our order in for
some 14 months, and it's just about like the
prewar models-hasn't got a built-in radio, a
hot and cold running maid, nor anything super
like that. The grim truth is that obtaining any
kind of a house at all here in Port St. Joe is
the toughest problem faced by a large num-
ber of our residents. Most commodity short-"
ages are being rapidly made up-but the hous.s-
ing shortage grows worse than ever. Existing
homes that were worth three or four thousand
a few years ago now command six or eight.
And when you enter the never-never land of
new construction, anything can happen-and.
The reasons for high costs are obvious
enough. Labor costs about twice as much as
it used to, and complaints are heard that la-
bor productivity is low. Material costs run to
as high as three times the prewar level. We
know, for we have been in need of more floor
space in The Star building to install new
equipment, but we found that by the time we
paid for the new addition we wouldn't have
any money to pay for the equipment. Land
values have followed the trend. But, logical
as high costs may be, that doesn't help solve
the basic problem-which is that homes cost
a great deal more than the average family
can possibly afford to pay.
So far as existing homes are concerned,
they are still being listed at very high prices,-
but they seem to be moving slower than thev
did a few months ago, probably due to buyer
resistance. The owners want big money-the
buyers wanf to pay less. l.t's comparable to
the old analogy of the irresistible force and
the immovable object.
What it all adds up to is that housing is a
problem to which no one has found a solution.
The dream home is farther away than ever.
so far ai' the bulk of us is concerned--and it's
come down to a question of how to get four
walls, a roof and a floor at a price we can
afford. Many authorities are afraid the situa-
tion will get worse before it gets better.
When a woman pines to look spruce it
doesn't mean that she is interested in forestry.
Keep smiling-and buy U S Savings Bonds
The Low Down
Editor The Star:
For today, folks, the subject is
potatoes. Irish potatoes-not sweet
potatoes. Ifren it wuz sweet pota-
toes that the govt. is orderin'
dumped, I'd be even more agitated.
In the Jax Times-Union t'other
,.ity I seen where the AAA tells
che farmers the deadline is near
on agreeing' to how menny acres
thly kin plant-so's to have jist
anuff spuds fer everybuddy. And
)n another page the T-U told. 'bout
the govt. dum.pin' 20,000,000 bush-
els of the 1946 crop-unusable sur-
plus, the 3A sed. And with them
there bonuses paid fer jist the ker-
rect number of acres calkalated fer
.ast year-like it is planned agin
WE STOCK MANY BRANDS OF WHISKIES
Four Roses Imperial Carstairs White Seal
Sunnybrook Hill and I-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.
You can make four baby blankets
from one regular size blanket. Cut
the blanket into quarters and bind
with ribbon or blanket binding.
This plan gives enough baby blank-
ets for frequent laundering.
"Copyrighted Material *
." Syndicated Content .
Available from Commercial News Providers"
J. H. RICHARDSON
Star Rt. 3 Panama City, Fla.
* 0 -*
this year-and with 20 million
bushels, being' dumped, the 194(
medidlin' is costing' the govt, 80,000,-
000 smackers in cash munney. An'
80 million in munney ain't small
potatoes-when you add enuther
900 million frogskins whut it is
costin' to run our U. S. A. agricul-
"Is thet sposed to be a joke," sezs
Henry-"that there small potatoes
crack? Iffe.n it is," he sez, "no-
buddy is gonna laugh much on in-
kum tax day-it comes to about 7
bucks fer every man, woman and
offshoot." Now, I sez, you're
catchin' on or as we sumtimes
say here around Willis, you're now
cookin' on the front burner.
Yours with the low down,
The first U. S. patent was issued
in 1790 to Samuel Hopkins. for a
new method of- making pot and
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY,- MARCH 14, 1947
FDY MRH1, 97TE TR OR T OE UFC.ONY FOIAPAEFV
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
RHEA WOOD OBSERVES
Mrs. Rhea Wood honored her
little ran, Rhea Il, on his fifth
bititlday last Saturday with a
party at her home on Palmn Boule-
The party table was decorated
with pink, white and green crepe
,paper streamers extending from
the chandelier to each corner of
the table, with the birthday cake
serving as a centerpiece. Favors of
paper hats were given each small
After the honoree had opened
the many lovely gifts he received,
.Mrs. Wood served fruit drinks and
cake to the following: Gail Weeks,
Patty and Danette Brooks, Linda
LeHardy, Freddie Owens', Tommy
Huggins, Clay Lewis III, Bobby,
Victor and Franklin Chandler, and
Elaine Wood and Tommy Wilder
Assisting Mrs. Wood in serving
were Mrs. Malzie Spivey and Mrs.
W. G. Varnador,
'WAYNE GAY CELEBRATES
11TH BIRTHDAY WITH PARTY
Wayne. Gay, son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. C. Gay, was honored on his 11th
birthday Thursday of last week
with a party at the Gay home on
After a number of games' were
enjoyed, WVayne. blew out the
candles and opened h'is gifts, fol-
--owing which all the children 'ad-
journed to the Carver drug store
where they were served, cake, ice
cream, cookies and coca-colas.
Those. enjoying the afternoon as
guests of the honoree were Linda
Gail Pyle, Ann Kenney, Barbara
Jo Bond, Ruby Ann Milstead, Jim-
mie Martin, Ouida'Dean. Carolyn
Brigman, Patsy Ann Beckham, Ger-
ald and Tommie Huggins', Frankie
LeHardly, Jimmy Lindsay, Martha
Ford. Phil Tomlinson, Bob Smith,
Charle.s Boyer, Tommie Stokes and
Mother .Is Visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Tyler have as
their guest for an extended visit
the former's mother, Mrs. W. T.
Tylci of R:.ch'i'ond, Va.
Have Guests From Savannah
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Navironski
and Miss, Lelia McDa.naugh of -Sa
vannah, -Ga., were week-end guests
of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hobaugh, re-
turning Monday to Savannah.
Close attention to every de-
tail-helping to carry the bur-
den of those we serve-per--
s.onal interest and feeling in
problems that arise in times
of bereavement. These are the
things which our friends tell
us, is an inspiration.
When the need arises,
let us serve.
Comforter Funeral Home
218 SEVENTH STREET
PHONE 326 Day or Night
24-Hour Ambulance Service
MARY VIC MAUK CIRCLE
MEETS WITH MRS. CHASON
The Mary Vic Mauk Circle of
the Methodist W. S. C. S. met Mon-
day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
A. S. Chason. the meeting being
opened with prayer by Mrs. R. A.
Cost:n. Aiter a short business ses-
sion, Mrs. J. L. Sharit gave the
fourth c'arapter of the study book,
"Locating the Solution of Present
problems of Relationship."
The meeting closed with the
Lord's Prayer, following which the After the year song, "Here. Am try, and Circle Three with Mrs. E.
hostess served sandwiches, potato I, Send Me," was sung the seventh V. Skin-ner at Oak Grove.
chips, and hot chocolate to Mrs. chapter of Act, was:taught by th' V .
J. L. Temple, Mrs. B. H. Smith, pastor. R. F. Hallford. During the Miss Verna Lee Pope of White
Mrs. J. L. Shlarit, Mrs. G. S. Crox- brief business session it was an- City had as her guest over the,
ton, Mrs. D. C. Spears and Mrs. R. niunced that the circles woual week-end Miss Lula Addie Whit-
A. Costin. meet next Monday as follows: Cir- field of Wewahitchka.
at 1 t Ke One with Mrs. J. 0. Baggett '
BAPTIST W. M. S. HOLDS Circle Two with Mrs. W. J. Daugh- Additional Society on Page 7
BIBLE 'STIUUY MOIUNDAY
The Bible study of the Baptist
NVoman's Missionary Society was
held, at the church Monday after-
noon with a good number in at-
Served for Breakfast
Regular Plate Lunch
served at Meal Times
DR. C. L. REICHERTER,
OPTOMETRIST All Kinds of
SHORT ORDERS and
EYES EXAMINED- GLASSES FITTED SANDWICHES
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 5 8 to 5
First Floor Phone560 Bus Station Cafe
PANAMA CITY, FLA. Port St. Joe, Fla.
U SHALL WE ASK / AT ALL PEOPLE WHO KNOW ABOUT
UNCLE FAT0 TOW F THE RELIABILITY OF
6TAY Fo FOUR 0F HIM? ,
THIAN I'VI NOTHING IST. JOE
NNE. ONLNBOUeHT STJOE
^ ONE TRKEY.sJ ELETR I SHOP
S THANKFUL ABOUT
al ~ffimi j d-T- u gH IT N
Now Located at Highland View, Near Chestnut Grocery
ys BRING YOUR FORD
IN YOUR FUTURE
i' '. ?
ESTIMATES FREE-USE OUR BUDGET PLAN
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1947
STe JOE MOTOR CeOMPDANY
PAGE SIX THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, MARCH 7, '1947
Employers Urged To
List Jobs Available
Jobs are 'being sought through
the Fiorida State Employment Ser-
vice office. by 22 applicants in Gulf
county of whom 17 are veterans
and five are women, R. J. Heyser,
manager of the district office at
Panama City said this week.
Employers are urged by Heyser
to list their job openings with the
employment service for the dual
purpose of filling their own needs
and helping to maintain the econ-
omy of the community.
Job applicants include: Prntfs-
sional and managerial, 1; clerical
and. sales, 2; skilled. 2; unskilled
2, and semi-skilled', 15. The mosn
significant number of applicants
by individual occupation are founz
in. the machinist, IBM operator.
aud;itoi', welder and truck driver
Current jo.b openings totaling 15
at the Port St. Joe employment 'of-
fice show a heavy demand for saw
mill laborers and process labor.
Employer job orders and appli-
cations for jobs should be made at
the employment service office at
the Port St. Joe city hall 'Thursd'ay
afternoons from 1 to 3 o'clock.
(Continued From Page One)
ganization. which during battle
days looked after him and his dear
ones at home-the American Red
Our GI's are proud, and right-
fully so, and of course we are
proud of then The GI does not
want it generally known how close
he may be. to the borderline of
poverty. There is no publicity to A
Red Cross loan, no mortgages ot
record for the world to see, and
the Red Cross continues to help
hihn as it did in w'aitime days.
SIf the loan burden becomes too
great for the Port St. Joe chap-
ter, the secretary contacts other
sources, such as public welfare,
the. board. of county commission-
ers, and the ladies who constitute
the various' church charitable or-
ganizations., and such organiza-
tions as the American Legion and
.other veterans clubs.
It is true that the veterans se:v
ice officer of Gulf county has been
oi great help to the boys and their
dependents in problems, pensionS,
claims, and. privileges under the
GI .Bill of Rights. I am sure we all
agree that we. are especially for-
tunate here in Gulf county to have
a man as painstaking, sympathetic
and thorough as William Linton to
direct such activities. But Mr. Lin-
ton in his setup is unable to make
loans, nor does he have the facili-
tiesi of the e.d Cross, which has
chapters in every city, town or
crossroad village in the U. S. Ha
has plenty to do 'and is doing a
fine job. -
The cause for contributions thru
our chairman, Mrs. Mildred Ken-
nington, are becoming smaller, and
for the year to, come we 'have fig-
ured they will continue to be less.
We are asking for less than half
of what was required last year.
Only a small percentage goes to
national headquarters, the. bulk go-
ing to Gulf county needs-approxi-
mately 19 and 81 per cent. We are
going to try to keep the same of-
fices across from the Port theater,
Leo Kennedy, Manager
Port St. Joe, Florida
and salaries and other administra' If you have any further doubts
tion expenses has been cut in half, as to the necessity of Red Cross,
so that we will have about $1000 why not come in and let's talk it
available for continued home and over, 'and may I speak for our
veterans service, home nursing,. chairman and ask that you be as
lifs savings, andl accident prevent. liberall as possible in helping ua
tion. keep this good work going.
Of course, the disaster provisions
of Red Cross will be available as
always under the able direction or
Robert Bellows and his corps ol
THOSE. R. L. CARTER,
Executive Secretary, A.
R. C., Gulf County Chap.
SQUARE DANCE EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT
To the Music of
George Padgett and His
STEAKS SEAFOODS SANDWICHES
ALL KINDS OF DRINKS
Walter's Bar & Grill
(2V Miles from Port St. Joe on Beacon Hill Highway)
W. I. GARDNER, Owner
Alaska's Coldest and Hottest Spot icecorded! tbuperatures all the way
Fort Yukon is both the coldest from 78 degrees below zero to 100
and hottest spot in Alaska. It has degrees above.
MODEL 1- J STANDARD SINGLE
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FOR HEALTH'S SAKE
ALWAYS ASK FOR
BAYOU GEORGE GUERNSEY
Produced By the Finest Herd of Purebred
Guernseys In Florida
TRY OUR GUERNSEY MILK TODAY
FOR BABY'S FORMULA
Its Rich, Creamy Flavor and Easy Digestibility Makes
a More Satisfactory Diet
Look and Ask for "GUERNSEY MILK" In the
Square Space-Saving Bottle With
the Covered Pouring Lip
Get It Today At Your Favorite Grocers
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1947
FRIDJAY, MAl-RCH~r i4, 147-'
ATTEND 0. E. S. INITIATION
Out-of-town visitors attending in-
itiation ceremonies of t1le local
chapter of the Order of Eastern
Star held Tuesday night in the Ma-
sonic hall were Mrs. Effie Jones,
Mrs. Catherine Reicherter, Mrs.
Effie T. White, Mrs. Belle Har-
mon, Mrs. Wilma Holmes, Mrs.
Mae Beck and Mrs. Nell Harmon
of Panama City Chapter 102, Mr.
and Mrs. B. E. Parker, Mrs. Har-
riet Rowell, Mrs. s stell'e Griffin
and J. M. Harris of Wewahitchka.
At thi; .o ting. Mrs. Rush Chismn
received the degrees of the order
and, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wilson were
received by demit from the Cross
City 0. E. S. chapte.r.
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.
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE O0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB
ENJOYS 'BOOK TEA'
A "book tea" was given Tuesday
evening by the Junior WVoman's
Club in the club room at the Cen-
tennial. Building, each guest and
club member attending presenting
the library committee with a book.
The club room was beautifully
decorated for the occasion with
pink azaleas and gladolius.
Following tli business session,
a splendid talk was given by Miss
Ma.ljorie rPhilyaw .on the adfvant-
iges of a public library. A table of
new books recently purchased for
the memorial library was dis,
Completing the. program was a
song, "Sylvia," rendered by Miss
Sara Ceva Philyaw, accompanied
by Miss Sara Jo Costin.
Hostesses for the evening were
Mrs. Basil E. Kenney, Mrs. Charles
P.r -UWIL ... --! r 0 U -P7.
orBUI \ILBrown andc memble-rs of ite execu.U
R New members present were Mrs.
R. A. Cooper. Miss Melba Nedley
and Miss Joan Trexler. Guests were,
Mrs. Catherine Bioodks, Mrs. Eileen
Buchert and members of the se-
1P are. B
,Miss Imogen e Manas'co, daughter
AT TH RIHT PRCE of Mr. and Mrs. Orady Manasco,
AT THE RIGHT PRICE and' James Adams were married
PHONE Friday, Ma'ch 7, in Donaldsonville,
PHONE 108 G-a. They were attended by Mr.
and. Mrs Loveless Munsford of
for -- this city. The young couple are at
\ K f home to their many friends at the
Shirey Apartments. The groom is
e employed at the St. Joe Paper
THE PLUMBER Comrpany and M"- A. .-, m j an
employs of the .' N. Railroad.
TIRES SEAT COVERS -. RADIOS
HEATERS MECHANICAL REPAIRS
PAINT AND BODY WORK
fE CASARECmR m RAtIaLm
Keep the Old Car Running and Looking Good
Until Your New FORD Arrives!
SMALL DOWN PAYMENTS
FROM 6, 8 OR 10 MONTHS TO PAY
Let Us Make You An Estimate
On Complete Repairs
To the Old Car
ST. JOE MOTOR CO.
PHONE 37 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
MR. AND MRS. CARTER WARD
ARE FETED ON BIRTHDAYS
Mrs. J. C. Spotts and Mrs. Wal-
te:' Stafford entertained Saturday
night with an informal party at
h;ie Ward home at White City in
'.oiior of their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Carter Ward, who celebrated
Lheir (;Sth birthday anniversaries.
Arrangeim.-nts of spring flowers
were used in decorating the living
ti;d lining room-. The dining table,
overlaid with an e.cru lace cloth,
was centered by a three-tier birth-
day cake., flanked by lighted white
tapers in. crystal holders.
After the gifts were presented
and opened, a delicious salad course
was served, following which those
pres-e.nt enjoyed games and con-
Invited to be with Mr. and, Mrs.
Ward on this occasion were Mr.
.nd Mrs. Stetson Pridgeon, Mr.
and Mrs. Bernard' Pridgeon, Mr.
and Mrs. G. S. C!'oxton, Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Owens, Mrs. Fred Hall.
Miss Edna Davis, Miss Eva Dan-
iels, Mrs. Hazel Pendleton, Rev.
Billy Daniel, Kenneth Creech, Rus-
-1,r L c'-rone. and Lemmie Ward.
Mrs. Croxton assisted the hos-
tes;ses in caring for the guests.
IMr. and Mrsi. J. Burns of this
city announce. the birth of a son
on February 28.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Lanier of We-
wabitchka announce the birth of a
son on Thursday, March 6.
Mr. and lMr-. r-'J,- n:wI,..of We-
wahitchka announce the birth of a
daughter on Friday. March 7.
Mr. and Mrs. James Whitehurst
of this city are announcing- the
birth of a son on Marc-h S.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Jackson of
this city are announcing the birth
4f a daughter on March 9.
mIr. and M.s. F. Grey of We-
,i:hii 'a iannou -'e the birth of
on March 10.
-. .d Mrs. C. .Gu -iford of
Bl,)]unttown are announcing the
birth of a daug-hter on -March 10.
.r. l M-rs. Paul! J. PFa'mep ar
he lyoud parents or a daughter.
bar-. \Ved.nesday, March 12.
(All births occurred at the Port St.
.sn. Municipal Hospital.)
0. 0. O. F. CONFERS DEGREES
ON SIX AT SPECIAL SESSION
Samaritan Lodge No. 40, I. 0.
0. P.. held a special meeting last
Sunday afternoon in thbe Masonic
hall for' the purpose of conferring
all degrees, of the order to the fol-
lowing .:il.i'te's:. F'rpd L. Hill, C.
W.- '!. C. A. Lupton. Tool B.
Tovetl eorge W. Cooper and J.
Fou-r vsitins brothers from Scar-
I-t. Lodci- No. 75. Lynn Haven, at-
'"nded tl'-, meeting. 'being L. Ray
T-ncobs. J. V. Staincil. J. E. Cook-e.
u-i-l V. F. Hunter.
At the conclusion of the meet-
ing. refreshments, were enjoyed by
CHORAL GROUP MEETS
The young women of the Cath-
o"c Choral Club me.t Monday at the
home of Mrs. George Anchors,
with the president, Mrs. Lamar
Hardy, presiding over the business
session. All memniers of the choir
are urged to remain for practice
immediately following Lenten de-
votions. this evening at 7:30.
It pays to advertise--try it!
CARD OF THANKS
To our many friends who helped
us in any way during the illness
and death of our husband and fa-
ther. and especially the nurses at
thie h')::itai, we extend our sincere
thanks and appreciation. V'.e wish
to thank eslieci'ally those who re-
nisembered with prayers, cards and
Mrs. Tom Parker and family.
SATURDAY, MARCH 15
- FEATURE NO. 1 -
- FEATURE NO. 2 -
-- Also --
First Chapter of
"Son of the Guardsman"
SUNDAY, MARCH 16
ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH
W. G. Mizelle, Pastor
10:30 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:30 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:45 p. m.-Evangelistic service,
Prayermeeting Wednaesday eve-
nings at 7:45. Radio program over
WDLP, Panama City, 7:30 to 8 a.
m. EST Thursday mornings.
OLIVIA de HAVILLAND
LEW AYRES in Nunnally .
HOPi sM.ITCH [L
NEWS and ANIMAL SHORT
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19
HIT NO. 1
YOU,T 00,v.,ii :i ig..
," -- ^ l LESLI' PR C'0-iS
SI Y YJIMM LLOYD .
S J EFF D0!'I[LI
ROBERT STil'1-_ 4
HIT NO. 2
Chapter 2 of Serial
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
March 20 and 21
I JEANNE r
YOUNG ", 7,,inj
EVERY BODY WELCOME!
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
I4 R. F. HALLFORD, Pastor Telephone 156
SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 1947
S 9:45-Bible School for all.
[ 10:55--Morning Worship. Sermon Topic:
"It's Always Darkest Just Before the Dawn."
S 6:25--Baptist Training Union.
S 7:30-Evening Worship. Sermon Topic:
4 "ONE NEVER DOES GOOD ALONE!"
A Martin Theatre --- Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
,4*4 0-e C*,* 0 f0
LAST TIME TODAY MONDAY TUESDAY
.. .. March 17 and 18
FRIDAY, MBMI.,r-I I'+, i: -tt .......... -
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
i, A p t I1 Ad 1447
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE,
e 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
FOR DEPENDABLE SERVICE PHONE 94
%N 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.
^r. lI]lI1 WILKS JEWELRY COMPANY
l Diamonds and Jewelry
WE TEACH WATCHES TO
Le-^l TELL THE TRUTH
* CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING *
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
HOUSING PICTURE BRIGHTER
We closed our third' GI Loan this
week and three FHA Loans total-
ing almost $15,000. Several more
Fapplcations for FIIA Loans' and
combined FHA and GI Loans' are
being processed and inquiries are
coming in daily. Several apart-
ments and, private homes have
been started and it looks like. the
beginning of the housing comeback
has arrived,. The picture is stilt
critical, as shown by the numbers
of men and women inquiring for
"We still have to offer the prettiest
and best-located building sites on
Monument at 13th and 15th Streets
size of these corner lots total 94
by 150. Reports from builders and
contractors indicate that building
material prices, are being stabil-
If you want money to build, see us.
Remember, we have helped, to se-
cure loans for construction of 9
out of 10 houses built in Port St.
Joe -since 1938.
We have the following houses
for sale at prices well within the
limit of the late Real Estate Ad-
The former Roberts place on Gar-
-rision now owned by John Duren.
A substantial, well built house with
two bedrooms. FHA and GI Loans
can be secured.
Three-bedroom house, corner 16th
Street and Palm Boulevard in prac-
tically new condition; just repair-
,ed' and repainted inside and out.
Already under mortgage-you pay
the cash difference,
Immediate possession of two-bed-
room house on east side of Palm
Blvd., one lot from 13th Street;
very reasonable, you pay the cash
difference and' assume mortgage.
Will have listings and terms on
several other houses within a few
days. Remember, Abstracts of Ti-
tle furnished with every sale-lot
FOR RENT 3-bedroom house,
finished, on Long Avenue. Year's
CARTER Registered Real
317 REID AVENUE
Port St. Joe, Florida
FOR SALE-5-room house, com-
pletely furnished. $1000. Located
at Highland View. See Dewey H.
Reeves', Box 585, Port St. Joe. 2
LOT IN HIGHLAND VIEW-110
by 54 feet; second lot from Meth-
odlist Church. See G. C. Spivey at
LeHardy's Bar. 3-14tf
HOUSE FOR SALE Nice three-
bedroom rouse on Long Avenue.
Can get possession quickly. Easy
LARGE CORNER LOT on Oarrl-
son Avenue. This is ideal for
your new home.
Registered Real Estate Broker
Office; :t. Joe Mlotor Co. Phone 37
CORNET-Brand new Frank B-
flat cornet, with alligator leather
case. See Mrs. Alex LeGrone, city.
Phone 233. 3-14tf
SHINGLES-210 lb. green asphalt
shingles, $8.50 per square. Also
90 lb. slate surface, roll roofing in
red or green at $3.75 per roll. C.
L. Costin, Beacon Hill. 3-7 4-4
TWO NICE GAS COOK STOVES.
All kind's of linoleum. See us for
bargains in any kind of stove or
repair work. ST. JOE SIGN SHOP,
phone 94. 3-7.3-28
FOR SALE--Medium size Butane
Gas. Heater; new. Call 201.
1,000.000 AMERICANS CAN'T
Ye-, over 1,000,000 Americans have
thought it over and decided to
serve in the United States Army-
the new peacetime Army. Why?
Because of the high pay, and the
chance to save money. Because of
tree food and lodging. Because of
travel and adventure in far-off
hands Because of the finest medi-
cil and dental care. Because of
the sports and recreation oppor-
tunities. Because of the satisfac-
tion in helping Uncle Sam keep the
peace. Because of the retirement
pay and the security. Remember:
over 1,000,000 able Americans have
qualified. Go to your nearest Army
Recruiting Station for full details,
210 Harrison Avenue, Panama City,
Florida. Recruiting officer is in
Port St. Joe at the postoffice every
CO,NCRETE MIXER for rent, $5.00
per day. Spillers and Nichols,
phone 83 or 304. 5-9*
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Ap'rtments. 8-3
LOST AND FOUND
LOST Monday, pair black kid
gloves, either at McCoy's store
or Creech Laundry. Return to The
Star office. Reward. 1
LOST-StTand of pearls Sunday
night in vicinity of McCoy Dime
Store or crossing street. Reward
awaiting finder. Return to Mrs'. Al
Smith, Frances' Grill. 1*
ARE YOU IN BUSINESS?
Whether you do a cash or credit
business, I can take your books anb
within a' few hours each day show
you your daily operating profit or
loss. If interested drop a card to P.
0. Box 49b, Port St. Joe, and I
will call on you. 4-14*
WASHING WANTED -Experienc-
ed work. Stop at wood yard in
quarters or write P. 0. Box 214,
Port St. Joe. 14*
BABY CHICKS-Get aew price list
and save money. WORTHWHILE
CHICKS, 101 W. North Avenue,
Baltimore 1, Md. 6-20*
24 to 48 Hour Service
On Kodak Rolls
Photos of Anything, Any-
where-Day or Night
Postoffice Box 964
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. n.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:30 :p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. rn.-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.
Mass is held at St. Joseph's
Chapel the first Suaiday of each
month at 8 a. m. Second third and
fourth Sundays at 10:15 a. m.
Advertising doesn't cost--It PAYSI
Cart* WHEN YOU NEED
SB KEROSENE Call 200-W
r..... Our Specialty-Wash, Polish and Wax
Good Gulf Gas, Oils and Grease
GULF SERVICE STATION
A Floral Arrangement for
S"FLOWERS ARE THE PERFECT GIFT"
PHONE 246 We Make Deliveries
ftQWT FOR QUICK, DEPENDABLE
CALL EDWARD LeGRONE
-- PHONE 88 OR 233-W -
Formerly Connected With LeGrone Plumbing and Heating
WHEN YOU NEED A
At Sunny State Service Station
A Records! Records!
WE HAVE ALL THE LATEST
HITS! .. ALBUMS, TOO
CT fVT E'TnWTTTTTDVr AxT-
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M- S1. JUL rFURINIIUREt. AJN
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular APPLIANCE COMPANY
f, meetings 2nd and 4th Fri- A ..A
'/\' days each month, 8:00 p. m.
S. Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. D. L. PL M
Owens, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec. Plumb GENERAL PLUMBING
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, I1 0. EEPAE SEWER CLEANING and REPAIR
0. F.-Meets every WednesdaySEWER CLEANING and REPAIR
night at 8 o'clock in Masonic hall. G W. B R 0 DNA
All members urged to attend and G.,W. B R A
visiting brethren invited. B. A. Phone 88 Brooks Sporting Goods
Pridgeon, N. G.; W. H. Sansom.
LEGAL ADVERTISING COMPLETE SERVICE
N 0T INT CE S ^V WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE
Notice is hereby given that the W HD TP O NRA C
City of Port St. Joe. Florida, will FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
apply to the Legislature of the We recommend fire insurance because its easy to start a fire
State of Flor'ida at its 1947 session KyO Vo
for a special act applicable only to BUC K A.LEXANDER
the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, uccesCA
revising the Charter of said city
1. The governing body shall MEET YOUR
be four Commissioners and a
Mayor. FR ENDS
2. The term of office shall be
for two years. -- AT ,,
3. At the first election held -
under this act two Commnission- LeHARDY'S BAR '
ers shall be elected for a term I
of one year and two Commis-
s,ioners and: a Mayor shall be
elected for a term of two years,
with two Commissioners elected W Let Us Design You a Letterhead
annually thereafter and a Mayor T Fi
biannually. To Fit Your Business
4. The Mayor and Commis-
sioners shall be elected at large T T A R
and candidates for Commisesion- .- TH E STA R
ers shall qualify and be elected Phone 51 Prt St. Joe Fla.
in groups, the candidate recelv-oe, Fa
ing highest number of votes in
each group be elected.
5. Three affirmative v o t e s Protect Shrubbery Lark Not a Lark
shall be necessary for passage of Snow sliding from the roofs of The meadowlark is not really a
three members present shalt con- houses will break down unprotected I lark. It belongs to the species that
stitute aquorumn sll co shrubbery. A sloping board placed includes American blackbirds and
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE. over the plants will keep this from American orioles.
,By M. P. Tomlinson, breaking the branches. N O T I C E
City Auditor and Clerk. N O T I C E Notice is hereby given, that the
NOTICE OF FILING PETITION NOTICE is hereby given that the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, will
FOR FINAL DISCHARGE Trustees of the Internal Improve- aplyp to tthe Legislature of the
OF EXECUTRIX ment Fund of the State of Florida, State of Florida at its 1947 session
In the County Judge's Court, Gulr musuant to law. will offer for sale, for a special act applicable only to
County, FlQrida. IN PROBATE. for competitive bids, in Tallahas- thl (City, of Port St. Joe, Florida,
In re: The estate of THIEODORE see, Florida, at 11:00 o'clock A. authorizing and empowering the
VAIL MORRIS, Deceased. M. April 15, 1947, for the land in City Commission of the City of
Notice is hereby given that I Gulf County, described as, follows.: Port St. Joe to levy and collect a
have filed my final returns as Ex- Lots 1, 2, 3 and W1/2 of NW/4 tax of not to exceed one cent per
ecutrix of the estate of Theodore of Section 6, Township 9 South, gallon on each and every gallon of
Vail Morris, deceased; that I have Range 9 West, containing 19S.11 gasoline or other like products of
filed my petition for distribution acres. petroleum sold or stored within the
,nd for final discharge; and that The purchaser is required to pay City of Port St. Joe, and to exempt
on March 17th, 1947, I will apply the advertising cost. said City from the provisions or
to the Honoirble J. E. Pridgeon, THE TRUSTEES OF THE IN- any and all other existing laws
County Judge of Gulf County, Flor- TEIRNAfL IMPROVEMENT FUND prohibiting municipalities from
ida, for approval of said final re- reserve the right to reject any and levying and collecting any gasoline
turns and for an order of distrihu- all bid's. tax or other tax measured or con-
tion and for final discharge as Ex- BY ORDER of the Trustees of puted by the sale, purchase,. stor-
ecutrix of thie will of Theodore Vail the Internal Improvement Fund of age. distribution, use. consumption
Morris, deceased. the State of Florida. or other disposition of gasoline or
February 17th, 1942. MILLAiRD F. CALDWELL, other like products of petroleum.
PHYLLIS KIRK MORRIS, Attest! Governor. CITY OF PORT ST. JOE,
E. Clay Lewis, Jr. Executrix. F. C. ELLIOT. Secretary 3-14 By M. P. Tomlinson,
Attorney for Executrix. 2-213-14 Trustees I. I. Fund. 4-11 City Auditor and Clerk.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1947