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I GULF COUNTY
VOLUME X PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1947 NUMBER 47
Pair Entered In
Each Group For
Registration Books Close Today;
For First Time Absentee Bal-
lots May Be Cast
The name of Mayor Soule will
remain on the city election bal-
lot, since the law states that the
names of all qualified candidates
shall appear on the ballots.
With the qualification deadline
past, we .find two candidates regis-
tered in each of the five. groups
for member of the city commission
in the first election to be held Sep-
tember 2 under the. recently revised
city charter which provides for the
election of a mayor and. four com-
missioners. Previously the voters
did' not select the mayor, he being
'named by the board from.among it's
Topping the ballot we find Hor-
ace Soule, present mayor, and Com-
missioner Joe Sharit opposed for
In Group 1 (2-year term) we have
B. B. Conklin, incumbent, and Wal-
In Group 2 (2-year term) we fiNd
J. R. Chestnut, incumbent, opposed
by Watson Smith.
S.Group 3 (1-year term) contains
,the names of Agnes Minus, incum-
.-bent, and I. C. Nedley.
,Group 4 (1-year tenm) will give-
us a brand new commissioner re-
gardless of 'who wins, Opp Moore
or Sol Shipey.
For tlte first time in the history
atf the city, .absentee voting will be
allowed, `as it was brought out by
City Attorney Clay Lewis at the
meeting of the commission Tues-
day night that under state law it
is permissible to vote absentee bal-
lots in municipal elections. The. bal-
lots will be available after today at
the office of the city clerk. Anyone,
'who will be out of the city on elec-
tion day may secure a ballot.
The city registration books close
at midnight tonight, and anyone '
who is qualified to vote in the city
election who has not yet registered
is urged to go to the city hall im-
mediately and register. If you can't
make. it by 5 o'clock, call City
Clerk Mark Tomlinson at his home
any time before midnight tonight.
BOYLES HAS ANOTHER HOT-
SHOT $$-DAY SALE ON GRID
Haven't much space, can't say
much about it, but Glenn Boyles
has another of his big dollar-day
sales underway and is offering
loads of bargains for all members
lf the family. If you haven't re-..
ceived one of his handbills, turn to
page three of this issue and take
a look at his ad.
THOMASON GETS SHUTOUT
In an exhibition game played here
Wednesday with Tyndall Field, H.
C. Thomason, on the mound for
the-Saints, was credited with a no-
hit, no-run game, the score being
3-0. Tyndall got three men on 'base
on three errors. Jimmy Adams,
hurling -for Tynidall, gave up five
hits. Port St. Joe's three runs were
Stop To Visit Friends
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Treadway of
Miami stopped here Sunday en
route to New Orleans to look up
old friends and, relatives. Mrs.
Treadiway, who will be, remembered
as Mrs. Mildred Rawls Childs, is
a niece of Hamp Bynum.
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Two Girls CaptureBear Heart Attack Fatal To
Cub With Bare Hands Championship To
At Overstreet Dairy OpenHereSuiday Mavnr WnTara anul
Stand back you mighty mim-
rods who get your 'bears with a
gun, and doff your hats to two
young girls who got their bear
with their bare hands.
The Misses Maxine and Alice
Guilford, while driving in the
cows at the Guilford Dairy at
Overstreet Tuesday evening, ran.
upon a mother bear and two
cubs. Mama bear and one cub
left hurriedly for parts unknown
and the other cub scrambled up
a tree. The girls waited for him
to come down and then pounced
upon him gleefully, hog-tied him
and. brought him triumphantly
home tied across the saddle of
one of their horses. Maxine got
scratched up a bit and was bitten
on the finger, but nevertheless
was quite proud of her job.
Br'er Bear, who weighs about
25 pounds, is being kept .at the
Guilford Dairy and while lapping
up huge quantities of milk, is
becoming quite chummy.
A county-wide pre-school plan-
ning conference was, held at the
Port St. Joe school ,from Friday to
Wednesday for the purpose of mak-
ing work of all schdOls in the county
as nearly as possible one unit inso-
far as ouniity-wi(ll school policies
and curriculurfil is concerned. It was
attended by all teachers in Gulf
county who' have now returned to
their respective schools to complete
Object of this conference, which
continues through next Friday, ac-
cording to Principal W. A. Biggart,
'is to make general plans for the
entire year in order that all class-
room work in the schools of Gulf
county 'will progress at the samB
James Grimm of Tallahassee, of
the division of finance and admin-
istration of the state department
of education, and Joe Hall, also of
Tallaihassee, director of the depart-
ment of curriculum planning, state
department of education, and Miss
Marjorie Philyaw, who is now with
the library service of the state de-
partment of education, arrived yes-
terday to assist in the conference
'and will stay over today.
Guilford Dairy Installs
J. R. Guilford announces that he
has installed' a pasteurizer at his
dairy, at Overstreet and in future
will deliver either pasteurized or
Grade A raw milk to his custom-
ers, as they prefer.!
Mr. Guilford has been handling
pasteurized milk in the past, but
has been having it processed at a
Bay county dairy. Installation of
this new equipment allows Mr.
Guilford to process his own milk.
which will continue up to the high
standard set in the past by his
dairy, which has a herd certified
by the state board of health.
Spend Week-end In Alabama
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Quarles and
son Billy spent last week-end in
Tuscaloosa and: Montgomery, Ale.
They were accompanied home by
Mrs. Quarles' sister, Mrs. Charles
Gulledge of 1Vfontgomery, who will
visit here for two weeks.
mvasay %m iMWM WVwa&
Saints and Apalachicola Win Over'
Tyndall and Wewahitchka
To Enter Finals
With the Port St. Joe Saint's de-
feating Tyndall Field 6-3 and 6-3 in
the first two games of the best-two-
out-of-three series in the Shaugh-
nessy playoff in the Gulf Coast
League, and Apalachicola follow-
ing suit with Wewahitchka, 4-1 anla
13-3, the final five-game series for
the championship will open here
next Sunday afternoon between the
Saints and the Apalachicolans.
Winner must take three of the
five games, which will alternate be-
tween this city and Apalachicola.
Should it be necessary to play the
fifth game a coin will be tossed roi
The second game o;f the series
will be played at Alalachicola next
Wednesday, and the, third game
will be played here Sunday, Au-
gust 31. The fourth game will be
on the Apalachicola field on Sep-
tember 1 (Labor Day), and if the
fifth tilt is necessary to decide the
title it will be played oin Wednes-
dlay, September 3.
Plans Complete for
Opening of School
Registration of Students August
27 and 28; School Year Will Be
About One Week Lo~iger
Prof. W. A. Biggart stated, yes-
terday that while the local teach-
ing staff lacks two instructors, the
schools will open on schedule the
morning of Monday, September 1,
with a full day of school.
,Beginners will report on Wed-
ne.sday, August 27, and other stu-
dents will register on Thursday,
August 28. School 'buses will cover-
their regular routes on these two
days and all students are requested
to be. on hand by 9 a. m. Prof. Big-
gart urg-es parents to have their
chilhlrn register on the dates set,
as: regular school classes will be
held on the opening day.
In order to be eligible to enter
school, a child must iblcome 6 years
of age on or before December 1,
and proof of i iirth must be sub-
mitted at time of registration.
Prof. 'Biggart states that under
the states law there must be 180
teaching days during a school year,
This ha's led to rumors that the
school year will be 10 months, but
Biggart points out that the regula-
tion will add only about one week
to the term.
In the past, holidays have been
included in the 180-day school year
and while all regular holidays will
be observed this term, they will not
be counted a's teaching days. which
will make the school term about a
week longer in order to get in the
actual 180 days of teaching.
SCHOOL BUDGET APPROVED
The state department of edut-
tion yesterday approved the Gulf
county school budget, which calls
for the expenditure of $225,192 lor-
the support and maintenance of the
DANCE Al WIMICO LODGE
The Florida Swingbillies. are an-
* nouncing an opening dance al
Wimico Lodge, White-City, tomor.
I row night, and, extend an invitation
to everybody to attend.
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Local Dairies Showing
F. E. Trammell, sanitary offi-
cer, states that in most instances
local dairies delivering milk here
are showing some improvement.
Some agitation was shown last
week in regard to the statement
from the state board of health
that local milk had a high bac-
teria count, some householders
immediately thinking of disease
germs. Bacteria count has noth-
Ing to do with disease. Bacteria
are merely the casual agents that
bring about the chemical changes
that occur when milk turns sour.
They help us to digest our food,
and it is bacterial action that
causes food to spoil when placed
in cans or jars without proper
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Gridiron Prospects Good
Says New School Coach
In an interview yesterday, Marion
Craig, newly-appointed athletic Ce-
rector of the Port St. Joe high
school, stated that men out for the
football team this ye-ar are showing
enthusiasm for the gampp, and 'al-
though he emphasized he did not
want to get out on a limb he. ex-
pects a better team and a 'better
season than last year. He said his
chailges are working hard and look-
ing forward to opening of the grid
Craig attended Clemson College
in South Carolina, where lie went
in for football, basketball and track.
Leaving Clemnson, he went into the
army, served at various camps in
this country, and then went to the
Pacific Theater as a paratrooper
with the 11th Airborne Division,
making several jumps during ins
time in the service,. While in t'he
army he played football and bas-,
ketball with teams at Camp Bland-
ing and Cairp Hood and with teams
of the 11th Airborne.
After his release from the army,
Craig played professional football
with the Miami Seahawks of the
All-America Conference, and with
the Portsmouth, Va., Pirates of the
Don't Gripe If, Your Ad
Or Story Is Missing*
Due to the fact that our assistant
left us without warning, we. have
been forced to squeeze into eight
pages news and advertising that
ordinarily would be spread over
ten or twelve. pages.
We were forced to omit a num-
ber of news items turned in by our
readers, as well as several adver-
tise.ments. all o.f which will appear
in next wefh's issue of The. Star.
New Employe At Gulf Hardwar%
Bobby Bouden of Altha is now
Died Yesterday Morning
Home of Mrs. R. A.
This city was shocked and
saddened yesterday by the sud-
den death of Mayor Horace W.
Soule, who passed away about
10:45 a. m. at the home of his
mother-in-law, Mrs. R. A. Cos-
tin, on Monument Avenue.
Mayor Soule had just re-
turned from transacting busi-
ness in the colored quarters
and stopping to see Mrs. Cps-
tin, suddenly told her that he
was "hurting all over" and to
call a doctor. \
Dr. A. L. Ward was called at the
hospital and rushed immediately to
Mr Soule's side, .but in spite of his
ministrations Mayor Soule passed,
away shortly afterward.
No announcement of funeral ar-
rangements had been made up to
yesterday afternoon as The Star
went to press, pending word from
Mr. Soule's father, Thatcher Soule,
who resides in Maine.
Horace Wood'ward" Soule was
born in South Freeport, Maine, in
1902, and was united in marriage
with Ruth Evageline Costin in No-
vember of 1933 at the Port St. Joe
Methodist C'h'arch, going irm -this
city to Boston. Mass.. whire Mr.
Soule was employed by the Pitts-
burgh Plate Glass Company. They
returned to this city in 1936 and
Mr. Soule had conducted the St.
Joe Hardware Company here since
He was elected as mayor of Port
St. Joe. at the city election held on
February 19, 1946, and was to seek
re-election as mayor in the election.
scheduled for September 2.
Mr. Soule was extremely well-
liked by all who knew him and at
all times took an active interest in
community affairs and was especi-
ally interested in the welfare, of the,
younger generation of the city. He
was a member of the Port St. Joe
Rotary Club, a Mason and a mem-
ber of St. James Episcopal Church.
In addition to his wife and father
he is survived ,by one son, Horace,
Jr., 12, of this city.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR WILL
VISIT LOCAL ROTARY CLUB
The Port St. Joe Rotary Club
next Thursday will welcome Law.
rence M. Hirsig, governor of Dis-
trict 167-A of Rotary Inte'rnational,
which includes 24 clubs in North
Hirsig will advise and assist Pres-
ident George Tapper, Secretary M.
P. Tomlinson and other officers of
the club on matters pertaining to
club administration and service ac-
GENE AGAIN BEHIND COUNTER
Gene Holley, who has a reputa-
tion for serving good food, has
taken over the Friendly Lunch, has
remodeled it and will be open for
employed, at the Gulf Hardware .---- ---
Company and expects to make St. Mrs. Morris Improving
Joe his home.. Miss Fay Morris, who has spent
-the summer with her mother, Mrs
NOTE T. V. Morris. who is ill in an At-
Pages 3, 4, 5 and 6 of this issue lanta hospital, returned here last
of The Star were printed Tuesday week-end and reports her mother
night, previous to the. death of
Mayor Horace Soule. is improving.
AG TW H TR OTS.JE UFCUNY LRD RDY UUT2,14
Saint Batting Averages
Secretary Floyd Hunt gives us
the following 'batting averages for
the Saints up to the end of the
regular' season; no play-off games
Player- AB R H Pet.
Mock ----------- 3 2 2 .667
L. Belin ---------115 ,43 59 .513
tewart ---------2 1 1 .500
Sohantel -------- 2 0 1 .500
T. Mitchell ----107 33 42 .393
Thomason ------ 20 4 7 .350
J. McCall ------- 93 27 31 .333
F. "Hannon --.127 35 41 .323
D. Weeks ------- 87 4 28 .322
L. Herring .-- 109 38 35 .321
B. Walters ------ 98 22 28 .286
S. Edwards ---- 37 10 10 .270
T. Hinote ---- ....--26 2 7 .269
M. Lloyd --------15 2 4 .267
H. Cox ----------101 18 26 .257
L. Sale --------- 12 1 3 .250
B. Burke --------.... 93: 18 19 .204
C. Robbins ----- 16 1 3 .187
D. Hinote -------61 7 10 .164
A. Dendy ----..--- 5 11 9 .161
J. Adams -------- 3 4 4 .121
Harrell ---------- 5 1 0 .000
H. Edwards ----- 1 0 0 .000
Freeman ---- 4 0 0 .000
Craig- ---- 1 0 0 .000
Linton ----- 1 0 0 .000
Named County Advisory Banker
Dave Gaskin of Wewahitchka has
been named as county advisory
banker for Gulf county for 1947, it
is announced by the Florida Bank-
Will Work In Macon
David Hinote left last week for
Macon, Ga.. where. he has accepted
a position. Mrs. Hinote will join
him as soon as an apartment can
Visiting Daughter and Family
Mrs. Mamie, 'Mc'Millian of Chat-
tehoochee is visiting here this week
with her daughter and family, Mr.
and Mrs. B'll Ford.
Vacationing In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Shuford and
son Blair left last Saturday for a
v-e',k's vacation in Atlanta and
West Point, Ga., with relatives and
Visitors From Tuscaloosa
Ms.. and Mrs. Purdue Callahan
and daughter of Tuscaloosa, Ala.,
are visiting here. with Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Dickey.
Visiting In Virginia
James Chatham left Saturday for
Norfolk, Va., to visit his sister,
Mrs. M. W. Purdue.
,Drugless treatments. See Dr. E.
Harrison, J. S. Patrick residence,
Beacon Hill. 29*
LIKE A GUIDING
Our Service can relieve you
olfi all details. No need to
worry about funeral arrange-
ments in times of grief and
When the need arises,
let us serve.
Comforter Funeral Home
218 SEVENTH STREET
PHONE 326 Day or Night
24-Hour Ambulance Service
Other Odd Eggs is spending two weeks, here vi'sit-
J. F. Miller this week brought in ing with his brother B. E. Kenney.
t rld es x s laid by one. of his
New Hamp'shire hens. One egg
had a ring around the center and
the other was speckled like a tur-
Visitors From Georgia
Mrs. Reginald Poe and children
of Fitzgerald; Ga., are visiting 'her
-sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. J.
T. E. Kenney of Frankfort, Ky.,
DR. C. L. REICHERTER
EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED
RIts Theatre Building
Hours: 8 to 5
PANAMA CITY, FLA,
fL *W f^.-
(Formerly Friendly Lunch)
WILL BE OPEN FOR
MONDAY, AUGUST 25
We Will Serve Only the
Best In Sandwiches and
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
"HOLDING FORTH THE WORD OF LIFE"
REV. L. J. KEELS, Pastor
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 1947
9:45-Bible School for all.
6:55-Baptist Training Union.
with this .
and save tim and money with our:
and save time and money with our: .. (
1. Factory-approved Methods
ESTIMATES FREE-UISE OUR ---iDDGE PLAN
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1947
THE ST.ARI PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
I BOYLES MIGHTY DOLLAR DAYS HERE AGAIN COME! SAVE!
Boyles Famous DOLLAR DAYS!
We Went After 'Em! We Got 'Em
27 x 27
Practical, useful values that we know
you'll appreciate. No limit .
supply your needs we made
a quantity purchase! You get the
Everybody Knows About
BOYLES FAMOUS DOLLAR DAYS
This Event Is for Babies, Too!
INFANTS WHITE COTTON
White or Colored DRESSES $1 each
Plus numerous other Dollar Values!
Here's Another Record Breaker!
Cool Rayons in plain or pleated when
you need them worst at 25% savings!
A Ready-to-Wear Bell Ringer!
A FEW MORE 1947 SUMMER
ONLY ONE RACK FOR
It's a complete clean-out, sell out prop-
sition with us, and you have several
months to wear 'em we'll take
the rap you take the dress!
BOYLES BIG WHITE
Hemstitched. Fine, soft quality!
MEN'S FIRST QUALITY
Elastic Top SOCKS
Patterns and Colors!
The Value Whip Cracks Again
At Boyles Famous Dollar Days!
SMen! This Is for You, Too!
STAND-UP FUSED COLLAR
FULL! CUT SANFORIZED!
All new stock all new pat-
terns! Just another demonstration
of Boyles supremacy in value giving!
Just in time for school and play
Made just like Dad's full
cut sanforized. This is a winner
Sizes 4 to 12.
T R E
Friday Saturday Monday
Published Weekly By
Pert St. Joe, Flrida
"Tips From Across Our
Counter To Wise
Vol. II Friday, August 22, 1947 No. 4
DOLLAR DAYS EDITION!
Words at a time like this are
hardly adequate to convey a
message to you yes, a
message, of amazing savings in
the face of rising market costs.
Therefore we are saying as
little, as possible and we'll let
our values and your dollars do
the talking. The othe-r day we
started to say something about
an article we were showing a
good customer when he stopped
us abruptly with this observa-
tion: "No use to say anything,
you have quality merchandise
and- your cash prices do all the
talking that's necessary." That
customer gave us a tip right
there, one we will remember a
long time. Wise shoppers from
Gulf, Franklin, Calhoun and Bay
counties are finding out that It
'Pay's to Pay Cash at Boyles."
That's why they flock to our
Dollar Days or any other spe-
cial event that we advertise.
And that's why we can afford
to spend plenty of money to tell
you about it. You can call it
ballylho, high pressure advertis-
ing or any other name you want
to pin on it, but you can't get
away from cold facts that you'll
see printed all over this page.
Not a statement is made. to mis-
lead you not an item ad-
vertised is one bit exaggerated.
We are sincerely trying to get a
message of importance over to
you and we'll back up every
strong word that is used to do
it. Your friendship, confidence
and good will is the greatest as-
set we have we dare not
One of these days we would
like to devote this entire column
to that simple word: FRIEND-
SHIP. We would like to tell you
hoqw friends have stood staunch-
ly by wrhen we hardly knew
where we were how they
have believed in us when we
hardly belie-ved in ourselves .
how they have ministered to us
when we were ill ... how
they have loaned us money when
we were broke how they
have shared our joys as well as
our sorrows. We are glad that
list of friends continues to grow
and we would be ungrateful if
we did not grow with it! The
atom bomb is a powerful dis-
covery, but is no match for trub
friendship. We would be poor in-
deed with the atom bomb and
no friends. Yes, your friendship
and good will is our greatest
Your for Another Record
Breaking DOLLAR DAYS
R. GLENN BOYLES.
A HA- CRSH I I--r
A HEAD-ON CRASH!
LAST CALL ON 1947
$1.00 and $2.00
Our no-carry-over policy requires us to sell every one
regardless of former price. You know the quality of
our hats no use to tell you more we'll
let your dollar talk!
Boyles Famous DOLLAR DAYS!
Here's the big news! Listen Carefully
Every Pair Goes Out! 1947 SUMMER
GROUP NO. 1 GROUP NO. 2
$1.00 Pair $2.00 Pair
Not a pair carried over they're
all on the bargain table regardless
of make or former price. Every pair
is a 1947 style every buy is a
thriller! Better make it early!
They Get Better Every Time!
BOYLES DOLLAR DAYS
Only a few to go! You might be lucky!
100 PER CENT TROPICAL
1947 styles, popular colors and sizes. A
few dollars stretch all over you here!
$100 TO $300
It's a no-carry-over proposition here
you'll be the winner. Former price
or cost is no consideration. We want
'em to walk out! They will!
Here's A Bedroom Victory!
FULL SIZE 86 x 105
They look like spreads you've bee i
paying several dollars more for. Our
finding power increases your buying
power again! Bedroom colors! Quan-
Mothers! Now is the time to stock up
to the limit!
Spencer's Double-Thick White Cotton
You are familiar with this quality, for
you've bought hundreds of them. .
Sizes 0, 1, 2, 3.
Made Famous By Boyles In Port
St Joe! DOLLAR DAYS!
This is getting better and better!
MEN'S E. & W.
2 for $1.00
No off brands . this is mer-
chandise of quality fine mer-
cerized cotton made for men who
like 'em long and well made!
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"PAY CASH AND PAY LESS!"
I YLES ~STORE
"The Store With A Smile"
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
NOW, YOU CAN CURTAIN
THE WHOLE HOUSE!
4 yards $1.00
Choose gold, ecru or blue. This will
make you wonder how we do it!
CASH TALKS AT BOYLES BIG DOLLAR DAYS COME and SEE!
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY AUGUST 22 1 7
DAtit nTHE. STAR- PORT ST -JOE --GUF -COUNTFR A2
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 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
One Year....... $2.00 Six Months ....... $1.00
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received for such advertisemeLt.
The spoken word is given sc;it attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely aenert;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
w lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
REGISTER AND VOTE
In a great many city elections in the past
little interest has been manifested by a ma-
jority of the qualified voters of Port St. Joe,
which is detrimental to the general welfare
of our city, since the fairness of an election
is directly proportional to the percentage of
qualified voters who participate in an election.
On September 2 four city commissioners and
a mayor are to be elected, and in addition, the
people will pass upon the validation of a legal
debt contracted by the city in 1938, and the
question of whether or not the city shall put
.aside 60 per cent of the 10 per cent utility tax
as a building fund for a new c.ty hall, jail and
The two referendum measures are of no
great import and will undoubtedly receive a
favorable vote, since the city undeniably owes
the debt, which was contracted during con-
struction of our water system, and there is
no question that we could do with a new mu-
nicipal building. However, the naming of our
city commissioners and mayor is another mat-
ter and one that should be of vital import to
every resident of the city, and the best assur-
ance that we will elevate the best aspirants
to those positions will come from wholehearted
participation by the voters.
It is easy to "put something over" on an un-
interested, apathetic group of voters, and a
sleeping electorate may wake up. here some
day to find itself exploited unless it takes -
greater interest in our city's affairs. Endorse-
ment of a candidate by a mere handful of
voters is not really a positive assurance that
he or she is qualified for office, but wh-en i
candidate is backed by all, or most, of the
voters, his capabilities may be relied on to a
much greater extent.
Port St. Joe is lucky to have had, for the
most part, competent city officials in the past,
but that is no assurance that our blind luck
will continue, and unless every voter takes an
active interest in our local elections we may
some day find the "good of the muncipality"
left at the post.
Today is the last day for qualified electors
to register, so if you have not registered and
are eligible and desire to take a fused to appropriate additional
part in affairs of our city, go down money for the project.
to the. city hall right now and get -----
your name on the registration Home From Vacation
books. Then turn out on election Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Maxwell and
day and go to the polls' and mark daughter returned Monday from a
your.ballot in the manner you deem vacation spent in Tampa and Mi-
proper and fitting. ami. R. F. reports a wonderful trip.
U. S. SEEKING BIDS FOR
PART OF WOODRUFF DAM
The army engineers have asked
for bids to begin construction or
the earthen portion of the $30,000,-
000 Jim Woodruff dam on the. Ap-
alachicola River near Chattahoo-
Money to finance the construe-
tion is from an original appropria-
tion by congress of $1,010,000 to
plan and begin construction of the
Apja~achicola Fliijt Chttahoochee
waterway. The, last congress re-
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WVhat GOES INTO A
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orders, of course; but also
there goes the scientific knowl-
edge and skill of experience of
our expert pharmacists. That's
why you may bring prescriptions
to us with confidence.
Have your prescription com-
pounded by a Graduate Phar-
macist of an accredited
School of Pharmacy
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We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
PHONE 5 PORT ST. JOE
~t~tYt~0Y s I
Well, well, just as we' crawl out
of the hole we went into several
months ago, vwe find that we have
a whangd'oodle of a city. election on
our hands with the, feature attrac-
tion in the middle ring under the
big top the battle of the century
between' Horace Soule and Joe
Sharit for the mayor's fur uphols-
tered, air-conditioned chair on the
board of city commissioners! Just
between you and me and the gate.-
post, it's anybody's chair per-
sonally, we wouldn't have it as a
gift but then a lot of people
ain't like ifs a-tall we never
did take life seriously and,
hcpe we nev.sr will .... A 'way
back when, we were knee-high to a
grasshopper, our dad told us:
"Bill, never grow old, and above
all, never take this old world too
seriously-it might get you down."
He lived urp to that. standard
himself was never too tired
or preoccupied to spin tops, shoot
marbles, go swinming or fishing
with us kids' and our friends. .
Everything in life had a humorous
angle to him every situation
had a silver lining nobody
was sacrosanct to him there
were no "sacred, cows" that nobody
was supposed to touch. To
him everybody was "created equal"
and he treated everybody-
from the lowest to the highest-as
an equal. He fought with
Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders,
and we can remember when Teddy
was running for president and he
made a speech in Santa Barbara
how my dad took me up on the
platform and said: "Teddy, I want
you to meet a chip off of the old
block." And I can still see in
my imagination that mouthful-of-
teeth grin as Roosevelt stuck out
his hand to me and said< "De-e-e-
lighted!" All the kids in,
town after that wanted to shake,
my hand--the hand that Teddy
had shaken or should I say
shook aw, shucks! .
Yep, you've guessed it his
name was "Editor Bill," too! .
You just can't get this printer's ink
out of your blood after it 'gets in-
even after the second or third gen-
eration. .. Bet right now if you
stuck a knife in our arm we'd bleed
But, my, oh, my, how we've di-
grs.ssed from our subject! .
What we had in mind was that it
our-city commissioners would ap-
proach their problems from a dif-
ferent angle that is, with
only the good of the people of the
city in mind and not "Wia.t will it
do for me?" 'besides kee-p-
ing in mind that what they do here
today or next week or next month
won't amount to a tinker's dam a
hundred years from now, mebbe a
lot mor5 would be done for the
benefit of the city and not
for the possible benefit of the in-
dividual or individuals If all
of 'em wouldn't take themselves
too seriously, and always look for
that silver lining, not to mention
getting out on the main drag and
spinning tops and shooting marbles
-knuckles down, naturally-with
the small fry, we'd have a lot bet-
ter town in which to live.
Visit Relatives Here
Mr. and Mrs. Opal Ogburn and
children of Tallahassee spent the
week-end here with relatives. Mrs.
Ogburn -was the former Miss Ola
Spend Week-end Here .
Sigt. and Mrs. L. L. Allen and
twin sons, Lucius and Lauren, or
Milville, spent last week-end here
with Mrs. Allen's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. 0. Baggett.
It pays to advertise try it!
SA Good Doctor Is
Only Half the Cure
The Rest Depends On the
Have your prescriptions filled by
a Graduate Pharmacist. We com-
pound them exactly as your doc-
tor orders, using only the best
and purest drugs.
Carver Drug Co.
Phone 27 Port St. Joe, Fla.
"Octopus Outlets" ore the surest sign that your home
Wiring needs modernizing. If your wiring is overloaded now,
think what it will be when you odd a few now electrical
If you are planning to remodel or build, be sure to
include adequate wiring in your plans. There is nothing
that will dote a house as much as inadequate wiring.
This company has trained specialists to assist you in
your wiring needs and this r~W E service is as near as your
ei0phone so coil tODAY.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1947
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1947 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PACE FIVE
MINUTES OF CITY COMMISSION
Minutes of regular meeting a referendum election by the quali-
of City Commission of the flied freeholders of said city who
City of Port St. Joe held in were qualified to vote, was not to
city hall on 5th day of Au- be fully effective unless approved
gust, 1947, at 8:00 p. m. by a majority of such freeholders
Regular meeting of the commis- participating in. said election;
sion was held' at this -time with Therefore, be it resolved by the
Mayor-Commissioner Soule, Con- city commission of the City of Port
missioners, Conklin, Minus, Sharit, St. Joe, Florida, in regular session
Attorney Lewis and Clerk Tomnlin- assembled:
son present. Section 1. A referendum elec-
Minutes of previous meetings tion is hereby called to be held in
were read and approved, the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, on
Letter from Thos. R. L. Carter the second day of September, A.
was presented as follows: D. 1947, for the purpose of approv-
"July 1, 1947. ing or disapproving Chapter 24837,
Mr. Horace W. Soule Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, and
Mayor-Commissioner Chapter 24838, Laws of Florida,
Port St. Joe, Fla. I Acts of 1947; that the polls for
Dear Mr. Soule: said election shall open at eight
It occurs to me that it has been o'clock A. M. and close at sevet
a custom in connection with those o'clock P. M.
employed by the city when there Section 2. The question to be
occurs an unavoidable, illness that voted on at said election shall be,
the employee so incapacitated re- for approval or against approval of
ceived payment in full for the serv- Chapter 24837, Laws of Florida,
Ices. Acts of 1947, entitled as follows:
For the month of April I received' "An Act Validating, Legalizing,
Ratifying and Confirming that
$33.33, for the month of May noth- Certain Promissory Note, made
ing, and, for the, month of June by the Oity of Port St. Joe, Flor-
$33.33. ida, to Almours Securities, Inc.,
I should like to submit that I am dated March 29, 1938, payable in
t, a t .. the principal sum of $25,037.41,
entitled, to, according to custom, together with interest thereon at
the amount of $83.34. This for your the rate of four per cent (4%)
consideratiofi and whatever you per annum after said date as a
.consider proper legal obligation of said City of
Respectfully, Port St. Joe, Florida; and declar-
RespectRfully, ing the Same to be Legal Obli-
s/ Those. R. L. Carter, nation and Funded Debt of said
City Judge." City, and providing for a Refer-
Upon motion by Commissioner 'endum vote thereon in said City."
Minus this was ordered paid. And for the approval or against
Upon request from the Junior approval of Chapter 24838, Laws of
Chamber of Commerce, bill from Florida, Acts of 1947, entitled as
,C. H. Floyd in amount of $150.00 fo'llo ws:
for redrafting the city charter was 'An Act Authorizing the City of
So p Port St. Joe, Florida, to Estab-
approved for payment. lish a Special Account to be
Letter from National Rivers and Known as Construction Fund Ac-
Harbors Congress relative to Corn- count and Providing for Appro-
missioner Sharit attending their priations of Money for Payment
of Said Account and for Alloca-
recent 37th annual convention and tion of Receiptps and Revenues
asking the city to become active of said City from Tax on Public
member was presented. Utilities S'-..i'. ;ii.. said Ac-
'Letter from Chavers Fowbhand- count;-, 1 A1ti.'.7er g said City
Furnit C ,to Encumber the Fund o-f said
Furniture Co. relative to drainage Account; and requiring-the Col-
of northwest corner Reid Avenue election and Enforcement of said
and 4th Street was presented, the Tax D Iring the Term of said
street superintendent being in- itin tandhe Power of said Citn-y to
structed to put same in good con- repeal or reduce 'said tax or tme
dition- allocation of such Revenues to
Letter from St. Jose.ph Land & the Construction Fundd Account;
Development Co. relative to .26 and Repealing any Acts or parts
of Acts in conflict herewith; and
acre tract which they believe to Providing for a Referendum
have been deeded to St. Joe Paper Vote thereon in said City."
Company ahd improperly assessed Section 3. W. W. Barrier, B. H.
to the land company was presented. Smith arid Mrs. A. D. Lawson ares,
The clerk was instructed to advise hereby appointed inspectors, and
then if surveyor's affidavit show- W. J. Belin is hereby appointed
ing'same to be part of paper comm- clerk of said election.
pany property is presented the land 'Section '4. That said inspectors
will be exempted from, taxation on and clerk shall recognize as quali-
" 1947 rolls., flied to vote in said: election all per-
Lette.r from state board of health sons duly registered who are free-
urging further sewer extensions holders within the City of Port St.
was presented, the clerk being in- Jo'e and qualified to vote af the
structed to advise them this would time of the closing of the registra-
.be done when the city's financial tion list provided, by law for regu-
condition would permit. lar general city elections.
Thereupon, Commissioner Conk- Section 5. That the city auditor
lin introduced Ordinance No. 107X and clerk is hereby authorized, and
entitled as follows: directed to furnish said inspectors
"An Ordinance Providing for and clerk with a certified list of
Pp.eI-r uipae 4-- --ection toe+_ -+
Regular VMunicipal Elections for
Election of Officers of the City
of Port St. Joe; Defining the
Qualification of Candidates for
Election, Form, of Ballot and
Qualification of Electors.; Pro-
viding for Registration of Elec-
tors; Conduct of Elections and
Returns Thereof, and for the
Term of Office of Such Officers,
andi Other Matters Relating to
which was; read! its first time in
Thereupon, Commissioner Conk-
lin offered Risolution No. 144 as
RESOLUTION NO. 144
"WHEREAS,, thb Legislature of
the State of Florida, at its regular
1947 session, did enact into latw
Chapter 24837 and Chapter 24838,
relating to the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida; that in and -by the terns
of said two acts, it was provided,
cmong other things, that said! Act,
,ersons qualified. to vote within
the City of Port St. Joe and who
are freeholders at, the close of the
registration books for regular city
Section 6. That the city auditor
and clerk is authorized and' directed
to prepare and furnish forms of
ballot to be usad: by the qualified
freeholders who are qualified to
vote in said election in such forms
as will enable such voters to ex-
press their approval or disapproval
of the Acts, the title of 'which are
stated in Section 2 of this resolu-
tion; that said city auditor and
clerk will suLbmit to this commis-
sion specimen forth of ballot so,
prepared and unless disapproved
will cause to be printed a suffici-
ent number of such ballots to be
used in conducting such election,'
that said election shall in all re-
spects be held and conducted as
prescribed (by law for the holding
of a general or special city election,
Chapters 24837 and 24838. Said 107X has been read its third time
election shall be held, at the City in full and isnow on final passage.
Minutes of special meeting
of City Commission of the
City of Port St. Joe held in
city hall on 12th day of Au-
gust, 1947, at 8 o'clock p. m.
Special meeting of the commis-
sion agreed upon at meeting of Au- 4
gust 5th was not held due to only 0
Mayor Commissioner Soule and
Commissionei- Minus being present.
The mayor announced the meeting
'would 'be held at 10:00 a. m. Au-
gust 13th.: .
Minute-s of special meeting
of the City Commission of
City of Port St. Joe held. in
city hall on 13th day of Au-
gust, 1947 at 10 o'clock a. m.
A special meeting of t1e commis-
sion was held at this time in ac-
cordance with the mayor's. an-
nouncement of August 12th with
Mayor Commissioner S'oule, Com-
missioners Conklin and Sharit and
Cle.''k Tomlinson present.
Thereupon, Commissioner Conk- 4
lin callers for consideration of Or-
dinance No. 107X and..moved that it
be read a second time ,by title only,
which motion was duly seconded
and Ordinance No. 107X was read a
second time by title only.
Thereupon, Commissioner Sharit
moved that the rules be waived',
and. Ordinance No. 107X be read its
third time in full and placed o ,
final, passage, which motion vas ,
duly seconded and Ordinance. No.
107X was read its third time in full.
Soule announced Ordinance No.
Upon call of roll on adoption of
Ordinance No. 107X the. vote was:
Ayes, Commissioners Conklin and
Sharit a n d Mayor-Conmmissioner
Soule. Nays, none.
Soule proclaimed Ordinance No.
107X has been adopted and enacted
and the clerk was instructed to
Hall in the City of Port St. Joe.
Section' 7. The. city auditor and
clerk shall cause an advertisement
to be published one time in "The
Star" at least fifteen (15) days
prior to the date. of said election,
as herein provided for, and by said
notice inform the qualified free-
holders of said'. city that the ques-
tion to be voted on in, said election
will be the approval or disapproval
of said Chapters 24.837 and 24838.
'Section 8. That said inspectors
and clerk shall make due return of
said election to this commission to
the end: that this. commission may
canvass the votes and, make return
of said election as provided by law
and make due announcement of the
and moved its adoption. Upon call
of the roll for adoption of Resolu-
tion No. 144 the vote was: Ayes,
Commissioners Conklin, Sharit, Mi-
nus and Mayor-Commissioner Soule.
The clerk 'was instructed to pay
all employees working by hour
Mayor Soule presented labora-
tory test from Florida State Board
of Health- on milk from various
dairies serving Port St. Joe, said
test showing all to be below stan-
dard for Grade A, together with
letter from Iocal sanitary officer
with data showing Port St, Joe as
being without "Milk Ordinance."
The sanitary officer being present.
was advised, the city adopted or-
dinanc.e. similar to that proposed at
this time on July 12, 193,8, at re-
quest of Floridia State Board of
Health and local sanitary officer
with understanding enforcement
would be effected by that agency.
The clerk was instructed' to ask
the state board to enforce this or-
Offer from St. Joe Homes., Inc.,
to sell building now being rented
for nurses home to the city was
ont accEp*od due to plan to buill
same on hospital grunmds.
Installation of meter an, gtvmg
water service to sit., of Rotary
playground for the Recreation As-
sociation was authorized as mis-
cellaneous general fund. expendi-
There being no further .business
the commission adjourned with
agreement to meet the following
Tuesday at 8:00 p. m. for purpose
of further considering Ordinance
Visitors From Cottondale
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Shores of
Cottondale spent Saturday here
with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Howell.
They were accompanied home by
Mrs. Kate Harrell and little Jimmy
have it recorded in Ordinance Rec-
Ord Book immediately.
There being no further business
the commission adjourned.
Fresh Dressed Chickens
Fresh Vegetables, Groceries and Meats
SALT WATER FISH DAILY
RICH'S CURB MARKET
Port St. Joe, Fla.
Now Located at Highland View
AIN'T IT SO?
As our neighboring Oystermen would say: Those ornery
Saints won't start the playoff until Sunday (the hand-
some men). The real reason (according to my thinking)
being we want their hired players to stay on the payroll
as long as possible so they can have spending money while
back at college,
TRY OUR EASY BUDGET PLAN!
We have two different type VACUUM CL
we are featuring below the list price.
We have a few ELECTRIC FANS that arn
as $8.49 that will keep the largest of small
you don't believe it, try 'em.
e selling as low
rooms cool. If
We also have quite a few different type SMALL APPLI-
ANCES that can be bought on the Budget Plan, such as:
ELECTRIC IRONS, COFFEE MAKERS, WAFFLE
IRONS, ELECTRIC ALARM CLOCKS, FOOD MIXERS
and many other such items.
Our station is trying to give the same service that you
were used to before the war, and we wish to invite all
oue friends to cornme i and use our TEXACO PRODUCTS.
ST. JOE SUPPLY COMPANY, Inc.
H. COX, Manager
112 REID AVENUE PHONE 32:
except for the .purpose of -holding except as may be modified by said
WE STOCK MANY BRANDS OF WHISKIES
Four Roses Imperial Carstairs White Seal
Sunnybrook Hill and HNil 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
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTi, FLORIDA
FR-IDAY, AUGUST 22, 1947
Fresh Yard Eggs
PHONE 114 ..
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Special "polio policies" won the
conditional approval this week -of
J. E. Larson, state insurance com-
missioner. These policies pay up
to :$5000 of the, expense of a policy-
holder contracting infantile paraly-
sis. They are written to cover
,either an individual or a family.
Larson said a question about this
-form of insurance had arisen in
-Dade- county, where the local chap-
ter of the. National Foundation for
Infantile Paralysis defrays virtu-
ally all the expense ort sufferers.
regardless of financial need.
Elsewhere, local chapters gener-
ally weigh the financial ability of
the patient, or parents or guard-
ians, in determining how much of
the cost will be borne by the or-
The insurance commissioner said
'he would not perihit any insurance
company 'writing future polio poll-
cies to disclaim liability because of
financial help 'given a pafient-pol-
icyholder by the foundation and its
To Empoyed Me" and
, CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE
Leo Kennedy, Manager
Port St. Joe, Florida
YOUR CAR GET
protects against rust,
wear, squeaks, rattles
Squeaks and rattles start
down underneath where fly-
ing rocks, gravel and cor-
'r6siV road salts make any
car old and noisy. But now
Coating, the new sprayed-
on coating, seals under parts
with a tough, V inch thick,
rubbery "hide." It protects
against rust, wear ... absorbs
rattles and squeaks. -. makes
any car last longer, ride
quieter. It's guaranteed for
the life of your car.
ST. JOE MOTOR
S a I e s-FORD-Service
PHONE 37 Port St. -Joe
Mr. W. S. Smith, Editor The Star
Port St. Jo.e, Florida.
Dear Mr. Smith--Your issue of August 1st carried a rather lengthy
article purporting to report happenings at a meeting of the City Com-
mission on July 30th at which time the firm of Thornton, Mohr and
Company preAented proposal to refinance the city's bonded inde.bted-
;icss. This m.\etiing was attended by J. Mills Thornton, Sr., J. Mills
Thornton. Jr., and J. P. Lombardo representing Thornton, Mohr and
Company. Mayor Soule, Commissioners Conklin, Minus, Sharit, City
Attorney Lewis and the writer representing the city and several citi-
zens including yourself.
Now, what is the purpose of this letter?
Your article 'states: "Refinancing Plan Vetoed by City Dads .
Commissioner Sharit Turns Thumbs Down on Proposition as Submitted
. no action taken due to the fact that precedent on such matters
calls 'for a unanimous vote of the 'board, and' Commissioner "oe Sharit
wa's o-pposed to refunding at the ,present time and Commissioner J. R.
C'h'e-stnut was out of town thle new issue would be callable at
any time while the present bonds are non-callable Mayor Soule,
after stating that in his opinion there would he a considerable saving
to the city over a period of years on the lowered interest rates .
Commissioner Sharit took the floor and stated I am unwilling
to d'o anything on this proposition until the city commission has had
time to contact the duPont interests, ,who have done everything for
this city and who 'bought the bonds when no one else would. It would
be most unkind since they have treated Port St. Joe as no other city
could have hoped to be treated."
I feel the citizenry of Port St. Joe and more particularly, taxpayers
and customers of the Water and Sewer System are entitled' to havy
facts of the matter at hand placed before them whereby independent
decision can be reached as to whether or not proposal to save money
for the city 'was rejected instead of depending on blanket statement
from any individual without supporting data.
Proposal made by Thornton, Mohr and Company relative to Dredg-
ing Bonds. (which are general obligation or tax bonds) was as follows:
Refund present bond's outstanding drawing 4% interest
over same p'e.riod-12 years -----------------------______$105,000.00
Projected Intei'est cost at 2% 7 -------- 18,645.00
Total cost to accrue under proposal ---------------$123,645.00
Projected Cost of these bonds under present conditions are:
Outstanding Bonds ----------------------------------__$105,000.00
Pro,.Ected Interest Cost at 4% -------------------------. 25,020.00
Total cost to accrue -----------------------------..$130,020.00
Savings under proposed refunding on this item -----$ 6,375.00
These bonds at present are callable 30 days prior to any interest
date. Proposal was to make refunding bonds non-callable.
k Proposal made by Thornton, Mohr and Company relative to Water
and Sewer Revenue Debentures was as follows:
Refund, present indebtedness with new issue of Revenue Deben-
tures over 30 year period with interest and principal maturities or
$11,000.00 to $12.000.00 annually, those Debentures maturing in
first ten year period carrying intere-st at 3V%%, second ten years
31/% and third ten years 31/%.
Refunding Debentures principal ----------------------- __$2'10,000.00
Projected Interest-average 3Y3 plus / -------------1,32,125.00
Total cost to accrue. ------------------._-----------342,12,5.00
Projected cost oif the Water and Sewer System's indebtedness as
it now stands are as follows.:
Outstanding Revenue Debenture-s ---------------------$163,000.00
Total Debenture Interest now due ---------------------14,600.00
Projected Debenture interest to mature in future -----. 27,520.00
Balance principal of $.25,037.41 note -------------------. 24,130.00
Interest now d.ue on $2'5,037.41 note -------------------- 7,46-6.00
Projected Interest on $25,037.41 note for 16 ye-ars ------ 15,444.00
Total cost to accrue ------------------- ___-----------$252,160.00
Additional cost under proposed refunding, on this item --$89,965.00
Additional cost under proposed refund both items ------$83,590.00
The foregoing figures are compiled from fixed maturity. dates and
fixed interest to be paid except item of "$15,444.00 Interest on $25,037.41
note for 16 years."' This item is dated' 3-'Z9-3, carries interest at rate
of 4% until paid and matures three months from date. Assuming that
no further payments are made on this until the Revenue Debentures
are paid in full and that payments on same will continue at rate paid
in 194,6 of $15,400.00 it will be 13 years before payments on note are
begun, hence, interest is forecast for 16 years, for liberal allowance.
Noaw, was the plan'vetoed by the City Commission or any one
Commissioner Conklin left the meeting prior to adjournment with
explanation to the writer, prior to discussion or statement by the other
commissioners. the Mayor said the. matter would not he put to a vote
at this meeting due to the absence of Commissioner Chestnut. Com-
missioner Shlarit stated he would not bind himself to this proposition
until he could 'go into it thoroughly and get indication from present
holders of 'bonds.. debenture's and note as to proposal they could make.
Commissioner Minus stated she felt the commission owed obligation ,o
citizens to get proposal from another firm before entering into contract
with applicants. A vote on the proposal was not called\ for by the
-Are the, present c'redg:ing bonds non-callable and was proposal to
make refunding issue callable?
Seventy bonds of this issue which have been paid' are in the city
offices clearly stating they are, callable. There has been no statement
otherwise by the commission. Thornton, Mohr's men clearly stated
i upon direct question they .proposed to make refunding issue non-callabl.e.
and could not guarantee intere-st rate otherwise.
immunity chapters. cost of a polio case from the acute
Joe Mira, who headed the polio stage through convalesence 1's in
'ive for funds in Gulf county this the neighborhood of 11,100.
ear, says the National Foundation --- ---
)r Infantile Paralysis "will step Visit In Blountstown
with financial assistance, either Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Miller spent
whole or in part, if the family last week-end in Blountstown with
oud have to lower its -standard of their son and family, Mr. and Mrs.
ving or draw heavily upon re- 0. 0. Miller. While the-re they en-
irvyes. joyed a fishing trip on the river,
Mira said the national average reporting a good, catch.
Ford and IChevrolet Owners!
COMPLETE RING JOB
FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST
Genuine Ford Parts
Connecting Rod Inserts
Tighten Connecting Rods
Clean and Adjust Spark Plugs and Carburetor
Clean and Check Fuel Pump Pressure
ST. JOE MOTOR CO.
PHONE 37 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
MINIM .. ,
Would the proposal if consumated result in. a saving to the city?
The foregoing outline of cost under present conditions and, cost
under proposed refunding plan indicate an additional cost to the city
of $83,590.00. These figures while prepared by one person are subject
to review and can be easily verified by anyone capable of computing
simple interest on a fixed sum over a fixed period of time at a fixed
Is the commission or any commissioner showing undue favortismn
to the, duPout organization, by 'not accepting this proposal before going
into it thoroughly and. getting indication from present holders of .bonas,
debentures and note as to proposal they could make?
The duPont companies pay approximately 45% of property taxes
which amortize th.-. Dredging Bondis and two years from now, wheir
the Paper Company is x.''I'e will pay 70% to 80% consequently say-
ings on this' issue to the general taxpayer will be approximately the
amount of fee proposed to be charged by Thornton, Mohr. (Fee pro-
posed by this firm and guaranteed bid is not quoted in this discussion
due to assumption information might-be of benefit to other firms mak-
in.g proposal.) During the past five years the different duPont com-
panies have purchased water from the city at cost to them of $10,493.49
which has direct pumping cost to the city of $2,4.92.91. This, is througti
water mains installed to their plant from our distribution system at
their cost which was more than cost would have been to them to install
sufficient additional wells to supply their requirements. This subsidy
of the water system surely .would not be continued if debentures were
owned .by others. During the past five years the city has sold water
to boats and other industries on the waterfront in amount of $6,741.30
at a direct pumping cost of $610.59 through the same water mains in-
stalle-d by the d'uPont company from our' distribution system to the
Terminal Warehouse. Rental on this water main, or its use by the City
discontinued, could equitable be effected at any time.
I do not see. whereby any saving to the city has been proposed,
vetoed, rejected or deferred.
What is the object of this discussion?
The inference is ,being, or has been, given publicity that proposa.1
to create. a great saving to the city has been rejected. The writer main-
tains this publicity is both -errnoeous and detrimental ,to the future
welfare of our city and its people.
Yours very truly,
M. P. TOMLINSON.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1947
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
J. A. M. CLUB ENTERTAINED
MONDAY BY MRS. DRAKE
Mrs. H. A. Drake was hostess
Monday night to members of the
J. A. M. Club at her home on Reid
Avenue-. Sewing and business of
the club was in order, after which
an interesting contest was con-
ducted, prizes going to Mrs. Law-
son and Mrs. Howell.
The hostess served a congealed
salad course with punch, ice cream
and cake to Mrs. Maguerite Prid-
geon, Mrs. Eliza Lawson, Mrs. Cal-
lie- Howell, Mrs. Florrie Connell,
Mrs. Lola Costin, Mrs. Ruby Prid-
geon, Mrs. Verna Smith, Mrs. Myr-
tice Smith and Mrs. Gladys Boyer,
and three visitors, Mrs. Watson
Smith, Miss Sara Kelly and Miss
Next meeting of the club will be
Sepiemtiber 1 with Mrs. Howell at
which time Mrs. Boyer and Mrs.
Myrtice Smith will be honored with
REBECCA CIRCLE ENJOYS
The Rebecca Circle, of the Bap-
tist W. M. U. met Monday after-
noon with Mrs. W. M. Chain, with
Mrs. W. 0. Nichols, circle chair-
man, in charge of the program.
Topic for the program was "I Am
the Light" and was developed as
follows: "Why I Volunteer," Mrs.
.Jo Ferrell; "Stories From South
American Missionaries," Mrs. W.
0. Nichols; "No Peace Without
Freedom of the Press," Mrs. W. M.
The regular order of business
was conducted, three ne-w members
were welcomed, Mrs. Al Smnith,
Mrs. James C. Horton and Mrs. W.
C. Roche; and the meeting was
closed by all repeating the. mizpah
The hostess, assisted by her
daughter, Marietta, served delicious
sandwiches, cake, and coca-colas to
the 13 members present. *
BAPTIST CIRCLE TWO
MEETS WITH MRS. CASON
-Circle T:wo of the Baptist W. M.
U. met Monday at the home of Mrs.
E. C. Cason. The meeting was
called to order by Mrs. W. Ramsey,
after which Mrs. Cason gave the
devotional, using for her subject
"Missions," and giving an interest-
ing talk on this topic. She was fol-
lowed; with prayer by Mrs. J. F.
The regular order of business.
was conducted and two new mem-
beors were welcomed, Mrs. Aubrey
Tomlinson and Mrs. C. T. O'Brian.
The meeting was closed with prayer
by Mrs,. W. H. Howell.
The, hostess, assstec by her
daughter, Mrs. Walster Goodson,
served sandwiches and, coca-colas
to the 15 members present.
Next meeting of this circle, in
September, will be with Mrs. Y. L,
Wages at her home in Oak Grove.
Mrs. Naomi Laiiier- attended a
reception given last Friday night
at the Panama, City Yacht Club
honoring General and Mrs. J. K.
Have Guests From Alabzamra
Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Snipps anitl
family and Mrs. B. B. Cooper of
Centervillo, Ala., are guests this
week of Mr. and, Mrs. Rush Chiarm.
Visiting In Chipley
Mrs. W. T. Thames is. visiting
this vweek in Chipley, the guest of
Mr. a-:d M'rs. Jim Nepper.
'or relief 'e-e. Pr, E. Harriscn.
J. S. Patrick re:idence, Beaccn
MRS. LANE HOSTESS TO
BAPTIST CIRCLE ONE
Baptist Circle One, met Monday
with Mrs. J. D. Lane at her home
at Kenney's Mill. The meeting was
called to order by Mrs. C. M. Pal-
mer, and Mrs. W. I. Carden gave
the devotional, followed with prayer
by Mrs. C. A. McClelaln.
An interesting program from the
B. T. U. magazine was rendered by
several members of the group, af-
ter which the regular order of busi-
ness was conducted and the meet-
ing closed with prayer by Mrs. B.
The hostess served dainty re-
freshaments to ten members and one
visitor, Mrs. James McNeill.
EASTERN STAR WILL OBSERVE
ROBERT MORRIS BIRTHDAY
Gulf Chapter 191, Order of East-
ern Star, will observe the birthday
of Robert Morris at 4 o'clock next
Wednesday afternoon with a pro-
gram and picnic at Constitution
All local and visiting Stars are
invited to come, bring a picnic
lunch and enjoy the fellowship to-
HOWDY, WORLD AERO CLUB NAMES OFFICERS Home Fromn Vacation In Carolinas.
AND ADPOTS BY-LAWS Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Towery and-
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Gainous are At a meeting of the Port St. Joe daughter Mary Faye, and, Mrs. Tow-
the proud parents of a daughter, Aero Club held last Friday evening ery's sister, Mrs. J. E. Anderson,.
Venice Estelle, born August 13 at in the high school auditorium, the have returned home after a de-
the municipal hospital. following officers were elected: Dr. lightful vacation in the Carolinas.
It J. R. Norton, president; R. R. Mrs. Anderson will continue her-
Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Martin of Wilks, vice-president, and Pauline visit here with her sister and fam-
Overtstreet announce the birth of Smith, secretary-treasurer. A set ily, after which she will return to.
a daughter, born August 14 at the of by-laws for the, organization were her home in Houston, Texas..
municipal hospital. The young lady also approved at the meeting, which I n 1I
has been named Linda Janett. was attended by fourteen persons Have Guests
RM tt interested in aviation. Special fea-
ROYAL AMBASSADORS ture of the evening was the show. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crawford
ELECT OFFICERS ing of a training film, "Target for L. Crawford ofAss he his wee N. C
The intermediate chapter of the Tonight." and Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Curry and
Royal Ambassadorse met Tuesday Meetings of the club will be held and aughMr. after of Lynch B. Curry an
night at the Baptist Church and the first and third Friday nights daughter of Lynchburg, Va.
elected the following officers to of each month, at 8 o'clock. o 0 *, *a
serve for the last quarter: Jimmy I To my many friends and pa-
D. Ramsey, amtbassador-in-chief; Enjoying Outing At Money Bayou tients of Port St. Joe and vi-
Jimmy Philyaw, recorder; Billy Enjoying a week's outing on the cinity, I am pleased to anw
Legrone, steward; Malcolm Strip- beach at Money Bayou and visiting 0 nounce the opening of my new
ling, herald; Bobby Lee Ramsey, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ferrell are the. office at Mr. J. S. Parick's-
residence at Beacon Hill. Of,
custodian; Harry McKnight, coun- Misses Mild.red Kerby, Nan Paige fice hours each Wednesday
selor. One visitor was present at and Mildred Wilfong, all of Talla- and Sunday 12 noon to 6 p. m.
their meetina- Mrs W Ramsy.pv hassee.. -
After the usual business was
transacted, it was voted to meet
each Wednesday 'night at 7 o'clock
to make posters advertising the. R.
Visitors are cordially welcome,
especially boys from 13 to 17 years
Return To Home In Texas
Mrs. R. L. Sturman and daughter
Karen, who have been visiting for
two months with Mr. and Mrs. E.
F. Gunn, left Sunday for their home
in Huston, Texas. '
Visiting In Pensacola,
Mrs. Pearl Smith and son Harry
Lee left Sunday for a week's visit
with relatives in Pensacola.
* NATURAL METHODS
* DR. E. HARRISON
A Martin Theatre Port StL Joe, Fla.
l) THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
( CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
LAST TIME TODAY
NEWS and "SCREEN
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
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MONDAY and TUESDAY
August 25 and 26
NEWS and "UNUSUAL
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2T
HIT NO. 1 -
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Hra! New for Falll.. TO
Mfuwe Pior dresses
',-k.yed by the famous Minx Modes Junior Board of
Review.* You've seen them in your favorite fashion
magazncs ... now come see yourself in our exciting
new collection of junior-perfect styles, all with
MiJnx Modes' own snap-in-and-out shoulder pads, and only
$1395 to $16.95
Minx Modes Juniors EKclusively Here
COST'S DEPARTMENT STORE
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Be ARRY NELSON
HIT NO. 2
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"DAUGHTER OF DON Q"
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
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PLRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1947
THE STAR, P0.RTST.-J.OE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, wULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
WHO'S WHO IN PORT ST. JOE RT
I SPEND YOUR MONEY AT HOME WHERE YOU WILL GET ANOTHER CRACK AT IT (-- E
THESE WELL-KNOWN BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS OFFER YOU GOODS AND SERVICES UNEXCELLED
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Abstracts of Title
R. L. CARTER
Loans on Real Estate
Registered Real Estate Broker
* CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING *
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.L
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
THREE BEDROOM HOUSE on
Long Avenue to sell at $4,950; $900
down, balance like rent.
TWO-BEDROOM HOUSE on Long
Avenue. This dwelling already has
an FHA loan on it. You buy equity
and assume mortgage.
Also have a nice four-room house
on Long Avenue which is reason-
SIX-ROOM HOUSE in Oak Grove
with running water, to sell for
We still have several nice lots in
the residential section of the city.
Registered Real Estate Broker
Office: St. Joe Motor Co. Phone 37
WE ARE GLAD TO NOTE RE-
NIEWED INTEREST AMONG THE
VETERANS IN GI AND COMBI-
NATION GI AND FHA LOANS.
EVIDENTLY OUR HINT ABOUT
THE TERMINAL LEAVE BONDS
SEEMS TO HAVE TAKEN
'We have a., number of desirable,
homes and building sites too nu-
mnerous to list all here. Among some
of the 'best buys are ....
'Three-bedroom house, with many
'extras, hot water heaters, rugs, cir-
-culating heater, ice box, etc., on
7Sth Street near Long, In new con-
-easona'ble. Without extras, price
is still lower. See us about this at
once-we won't have it long!
Seven-room house recently remod-
eled and five acres of the best land
in the county. Six miles from town
,on Highway 71. Reasonable price
and easy terms to responsible
FOR SALE-2-wheel trailer, 5x10-
foot body, $45. Call Lilius Jewel-
ry Store.. S-15tf
MAN WANTED to succeed D. El-
lis for Rawleigh business in Gulf
county. Sell to 1500 families. Pro-
ducts sold 25 years. Nearby dealer
Addison making sales over $100
weekly. Write today. Rawleigh's,
Dept. FAH -101 SAS, Memp.his,
ROOM-Comfortable front bedroom
with all conveniences. Phone
204-J or 21, Port St. Joe. Mrs. J.
C. Culpepper. 29
CONCRETE MIXER for rent, $5.00
per day. Spillers and Nichols,
phone 83 or 304. 8-1*
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. 8-3
NOTICE OF REGULAR
Notice is hereby given that a mu-
nicipal election for the election of
a Mayor and two City Commission-
ers ifor full terms of two- years and
two City Commissioners for terms
of one year for the City ,of Port St.
Joe will be held in the City Hall in
the City of Port St. Joe on Tues-
day, September 2, 1947.
The'polls will open at 7 o'clock
A. M. and close at 7 o'clock P. M.,
Eastern Standard Time.
M. P. TOMLINSON,
8-1 29 City Auditor and Clerk.
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER
I wish to announce my candidacy
as a candidate for City Commis-
sioner in Group 3 in the election to
THOS. R. L. CARTER be held September 2, 1947. Having
Registered Real Estate Broker served for six years at one time as
Phone 201 317 Reid Avenue mayor of our city, I- feel that I am
Port St. Joe, Florida fully qualified to sit on the com-
Smission. If elected I will work for
WANTED TO BUY the best interests of the people at
all times, as I did in the past,
'WANTED TO BUY OR RENT- which fact is well known to older
3-bedroom house close in town. residents of our city. I will sin-
Notify 0. M. Taylor, Alpalachicola, cerely appreciate you vote and sup-
Fla. Phone 74-M. 29 port.
SPECIAL SERVICES I. C. NEDLEY
Roaches, Termites, Ants, Mosqui-
toes, Flies eliminated'. One year
guarantee or longer. No muss, no
fuss, non-staining, non-poisonous.
Not necessary 'to l-eave ho-use or
close the premises. Naval Chemi-
cal Co., phone 201, Port St. Joe.
Moemlber Chamber of Commerce, Na-
tional Pest Control, Florida Pest
LOST AND FOUND
LOST- Sunday, large, reddish
brown cur and bulldog; answers
to name "Brownie." Finder please
notify or return to T. 0. Richaras,
Highland View, Fla., and receive
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
4 meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
days each month, 8:00 p. rn.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. D. L.
Owens, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1. 0.
0. F.-Meets every Wednesday
night at 8 o'clock in Masonic hall.
All members urged to attend and
visiting brethren invited. B. A.
Pridgeon,7 N. G.; W. H. Sansom,
Star Want Ads Get Results
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER
I hereby announce my candidacy
for City Commissioner, Group 2, at
the election to be held Tuesday,
September 2, 1947, subject to the
will of the voters. As a business
man I have only the best interests
of the city at heart, as I believe I
have proved during the 18 months
I have'served on the commission,
and if re-elected I promise to con-
tinue to serve the best interests of
all the people to the best of my
ability. To that end I would ap-
preciate your vote and support.
J. R. CHESTNUT
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER
I wish to announce my candidacy
W ve Just Received a
Fine Line of 4
Billfolds, Change Purses,
Men's Belts, Sam Browne
Belts, Wrist Watch Straps,
Dog Harnesses, Key-Kits
and Key Rings, Suitcase
Handles, Truck Driveijs'
Billfolds, Skate Straps.
We Also Stock a Full Line of
All Types of Shoe Polshes
THE LEADER SHOE
We Doctor Shoes, Heel Them,
Attend Their Dyeing and 4
Save Their Soles 4
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fos. 0 .O s O. .00 4
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon mo-
tored to Pensacola Sunday to meet
th^,ir daughter, Miss Virginia Prid-
geon, and niece, Mrs. Fred Gilmore
and 'son, who will visit here for
Visitors From Apalachicola
Mrs. Fred Wages and daughter
Marilyn of Apalachicola were the
guest's last week of Mr. and Mrs.
Y. L. Wages and Mr. and Mrs. D.
..Guests From Alabama
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jun'kin and
family. R. H. Junkin and Raiford
Dillard of Tuscaloosa, Ala., are the
guests' of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Walters
and Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Legrone.
Home From Visit In Virginia
Mrs. G. L. Lawrence returned
Monday from Richmond, Va., where
she visited for a month with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hunt.
Home From Visit In Georgia
Mrs. J. F. Ford returned Tuesday
after a two weeks' visit in Daw-
son, Ga., with her brother, James
Visiting friends here this week
are H. M. Windsor and sons, Bilb
and Haney, Jimmy Weaver and R.
Hinds, all of Culman', Ala.
Expect To Leave On Vacation
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Martin and
daughters expect to leave tomor-
row for Crescent tity on a two
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Shamit left
Wednesday for a vacation to be
spent, in Atlanta, Ga., and in the
mountains of that section.
Visiting Here For Two Weeks
The Misses Mary Ellis and Doris
Griffin of Atlanta, Ga., are guests
for two weeks of Mr. and Mrs.
for City Commissioner in Group 1 --- ---
at the election to be held Septem- Week-end Visitors
ber 2, 1947. I am in favor of re-
ducing taxes, fair and impartial tax Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Ricter of Or-
assessments, accurate publication lando visited here. over the week-
of minutes of commission meetings end with Mr. and Mrs. Albert
stating how each member votes, Thames.
itemized statement of city's finan-
cial affairs published monthly, pub- -----
lication for all to see of ordinances Visiting Parents
an" resolutions, and making the Nolan Rawls of New Orleans is
public welcome at all meetings.
I seek no personal gain-my in- spc,ncing a week here with his pa;,-
terest is a fair and impartial city ents, Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Rawls.
government for the progress and. .
best interests of the people and the
city. Return From Louisiana
Your vote and support will be Mr. and Mrs. B. WV. Eells returned
greatly appreciated, home Monday from a two months'
WALTER DUREN stay in Homa, La.
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
car- c Come In and See
THE NEW GULF TIRE
S! Our Specialty-Wash, Polish and Wax
A I Good Gulf Gas, Oils and Grease
S GULF SERVICE STATION
WE HAVE ALL THE LATEST
HITS! .ALBUMS, TOO
ST. JOE FURNITURE AND
Plumbi GENERAL PLUMBING
REPAIR SEWER CLEANING and REPAIR
G. W. BRODNAX
Phone 88 Brooks Sporting Goods
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
We recommend fire Insurance because its easy to start a fire
"O.cS. BUCK ALEXANDER
Mm Let Us Design You a Letterhead
.To Fit Your Business
Phone 51 Port St. Joe, Fla.
,g WILKS JEWELRY COMPANY
i 'Diamonds and Jewelry
WE TEACH WATCHES TO
[A TELL THE TRUTH
Visiting In Georgia Vacationing At Beach
.Mr. and Mrs. Fred Perry left Sat- Spending a week on the beach at
urday night for a week's visit with the Maddox estate are J. Z. Couch
relatives in Bainbridge, Ga. and Lacey Wiggins of Atlanta, Ga.
To the Registered Freeholders
of Port St. Joe
A Referendum Election has been called for September 2, 1947,
for the confirmation of Chapters 24837 and 24838, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1947.
Chapter 24837 is to validate the city's $25,037.41 note given in
1938 for" money advanced by Almours Securities, Inc., for
amount necessary to complete the Water and Sewer System
and take full advantage of PWA Grant made at that time.
Voting on this proposal ctoes not create any additional "obli-
gation to the city. It simply makes provision whereby this
obligation can be included with Water and Sewer Revenue
Debentures when and if they are refunded.
Chapter 24838 gives the City Commission authority,. if bonds
are issued by vote of freeholders for construction of a City
Hall, Jail and Fire Station, to bind 60% of funds collected
under the present Utility Tax until sucn time as bonds issue
for this purpose are paid.
We believe each of these proposals are sourrd ana in the best
interest of the city and its inhabitants.
All persons qualified to vote in this election, which will be
held at same time of election of new Commission and Mayor,
are urged to vote for botf proposals,
s/ J. L. SHARIT. 4
AGNES W. MINUS.
J. R. CHESTNUT.
B. B. CONKLIN. 4
H. W. SOULE.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1947