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VOLUME X PORT 8T. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1947 NUMBER 52
'Many Awards At
Court of Honor
Parents Urged To Bring -Boys To
Meeting At Centennial Audi-
torium Monday Evening
Markedby impressive ceremonies
the Court of Honor was held Mon-
d;ay evening at the Cente.n.nial Au-
ditorium for members of Boy Scout
Ti-cop 47 at which time George G.
TapJper, president of the Rotary
-.Club, presented the troop charter.
awardss were made, and a number
of Scouts advanced in rank.
Presentation of second cla s s
'badges were made by Dr. A. L. Ward
to Pierce. Taunton, Norman Alle-
more, Walter Allen, George Adkins,
Lloyd Tuhb and Rudy Richard's.
First class badges were presented
ty B.'E. Kenney to Wendell Sang-
ster, Lloyd' Tubb; Jimmy Philyaw
and Louis Geoghagan. /
Presentation of merit badges was
made 'by George Tapper as follows:
Ferrel Allen-Fanm home and its
planning, machinery, hoe, repairs,
public health, woodwork, horseman-
ship, metal work, cement work and
SJohn Barrier-Wood carving, art,
rocks and minerals, home repairs,
horsemanship, wbodwork, pioneer-
ing cement 'work, cooking, metal
work, life saving, swimming.
Levaughir Cutrer-Reading, home
SWalt._ Allen--'Woodivork, home
S.Gene Chism Automo'biling, ma-
ih in.Y safety, reading, horseman-
,hip, first aid, cooking, swimming,
'metal work, life saving, and cement
P. B. Fairly-Camping and .bird
'Louis Geoghagan-Art, and ani-
Continued on page 8")
Young Daughter of Mr.
S and Mrs. V. H. Kay Dies
Devon Kay, aged 6, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Kay of Oak
Grove, died, Monday morning at the
municipal hospital. Besides her par-
e, 'ents, she is survived by one sister,
.Barbara Ann Kay of Oak Grove;
.:her maternal grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Turner of Cuthbert,
Ga., and' 'her paternal grandparents,
IMr. and M11's. T. E. Kay of this city.
Funeral services, conducted, by
the Rev. Earl Whitfield, assisted by
.Rev. Grimsley, were held. Tuesday
afternoon at 2:30 from the. OaKx
Grove Holiness Church. Interment
'was at Jehu Cemetery, Wewahit-
chka. Active pallbearers were Ben-
Inie Gay, Cairliss Cameron, Troy
Ga9y and Jean Anderson. The Com-
',torter Funeral Home directed.
IMRS. ELLA STEBEL SELLS
WIMICO LODGE TO B. PRINCE
B. C. Prince of Tallahassee has
Freak Tornado On Outskirts of
Hurricane Strikes Apalachicola
',ll!;llllt !illli!.llllllllllllllllllllllll!iilllllllIlll lllllllll Editor of Star T reks To A palachi
The Star has been running adver- page one:
purchased the well known Wimico tisements in two colors for several
Lodge at White City from Mrs. Ella years however the use,
.Ste'bel and has large plans for its
future, was discontinued during the war),
SML. Prince has reopened th. din- in fact the first two-color adver-
ing room and is noiw serving 'the tisement was run for the. American
;best in the way of 'seafood and Legion post on November 8, 1940.
chicken, and extends an invitation However, up to now we had thought
to all to drop in and get acquainted, nothing of it.
---- Several weeks, back we had a
Undergoes Appendectomy two-color run and The Publish .r's
Mrs. G. L. Kennington underwent Auxiliary, which goes into every
an a'ppenedctomy at the local hos- printing office and newspaper of-
'pital Wednesday. Reports are that fice in the United States, took a
-she is doing nicely, and her many gander at our efforts and, burst
friends wish her a speedy recovery. forth with the. following story on
cola To View Havoc Wrought
By Unexpected Twister
With a steady stream of injured
coming i.n to the Port St. Joe hos-
pital Friday morning from Apa-
lachicola and rumors circulating
here that considerable damage had
been wrought there by a tornado
Thursday night of last week, the
offshoot of the hurricane that hit
the Louisiana coast but by-passed
us. the editor of Tile Star decided
to hie himself to the neighboring
city and get a first-hand story.
We found that the tornado had
cut a swath about 300 yards wide
across Apalachicola through the
rp.eidential section from Lafayette
FLORIDA WEEKLY OFFERS
R-O-P TWO-COLOR ADS
"Port St. Joe, Fla.-In claiming
to publish Florida's only weekly
newspaper 'that can give color
when and where you want it at
only a small additional cost above
the regular advertising rate,' W.
S. Smith, pulhblisher of the Port St.
Joe Star, also guarantees 'abso-
lutely accurate register on all
"The tabloid recently made its
claim in a striking two-color
advertisement whi ch appeared
alongside another placed by a lo-
Appeal Made For Jaycees To Build
Victims of Storm
Collection of Clothing and House-
hold Goods Being Raised
With 30 families homeless in Ap-
alachi.cola due to the tornado that
struck there as an offshoot of the
hurricane last Thursday, the Am-
erican Legion Auxiliaif, jointly
with the. American Legion, is mak-
ing a collection of clothing 'and
household goods for the storm vic-
tims of our neighboring city. ,
Needed articles are clothing for
men, women and children, sheets,
blankets', mattresses, pqts, pans and
dishes, since a number of the fam-
ilies lost the greater part of their
possessions in the blow.
The Boyles and Costin depart-
ment stores have already given
Why Your Star Is
Last week The Star did not go
into the mail until Friday after-
noon, due to the fact that it was
purposely held up to report hur-
ricane damage if the storm hap-
pened to strike us.
This week' we blame the hold-
up on Alex Young and Rich Por-
ter. Seems that Alex Young's
new grocery store draws a heap
of kilowatts and when he was all
lit up last Saturday night (the
store, that is, 'not Alex) it over-
loaded the transformer back of
The Star building from which we
also get our juice. It was fixed
up temporarily, but Wednesday
afternoon, which is a busy day in
The Star shop, Rich Porter de-
cided to !put up a bigger trans-
former; so, without a bit of warn-
ning, our power went ,off and
stayed off until 4:30, a.nd by'that
time we were all out of the no-
tion of working.
That's the way it goes. Last
week we praised Rich Porter for,
his excellent work in getting the
power back on, and this week we
damn -him for cutting it off.
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Paper Mill' Furnishes
Power i Emeargency-
Last week we praised Rich Por-
ter and, his power company for giv-
ing us electrical service so soon af-
ter the big blow, but come to find
out that even though Rich had his
distribution system fixed up, he
wouldn't have had a single kilowatt
to throw into it had' it not been for
the. St. Joe Paper Company, which
cut in its generators on the local
lines and carried .the entire load
through Sunddy night.
Seems also. that the mill has
been carrying the. peak load here
for several weeks, from 7 a. m. to
3:30 p. m., due to the fact that wa-
ter supplies, are low in Georgia
and Ala'bama, .cutting down the
generating capacity of hydiroelec-
GULF COUNTY TUBERCULOSIS
ASSOCIATION TO MEET 29TH
The Gulf County Tuberculosis
and .Health Association will meet
Monday night, September 29, at
the. Port St. Joe high school at 8
o'clock, according to Noble Ston,,
president. Dr. Terry Bird will be
the principal speaker. ,
Star Gets Nati
ter being blown from the arms of
Moses Lee Richards. 16, also col-
ored, died yesterday morning from
a fracture at the base of the skull
and a broken back.
Leon Miller, colored, is in a very
serious condition, suffering from
internal injuries, and little hope is
held out for' his recovery.
Mrs. George. Cameron, 65. is still
in a serious condition as the result
of chest and head injuries, a's is
Mrs. Esther Vause, 56, who suffered
injuries to har back.
Other storm victims still at the
hospital. all colore-d, are Marg'aret
Joseph, 4, fractured hip; Eddie Lee
.Sim'mons. 12, broken leg; tLilly
Joseph, 18, lacerations albpott face
and head; Inez Dollis, head injur-
ies; Willie MwcArthur, 7 months,
*fractfur-ed Ig; Willie Belle Sim-
mons and Edldie Joseph..
highi school auditoricm, at which
time a program on "Audio-Visual
Education" will lie presented.
This program, which should be
or interest to the entire commun-
ity, is to be followed by a welcome
reception for the teachers. An ade-
quate nursery will be provided for
the children, and it is hoped that
eveny father, mother, teacher and
a,ll others who are interested, will
make this a record attendance.
Will Work At State Hospital
Miss Hazel Ford left Sunday for
Chattahooch.ee, where she has ac-
cepted a position at" the state hos-
Enters Georgia Tech
Mr. and Mrs. John Lane left Wed-
nesday for Atlanta, Ga., 'where John
will enter Georgia Te.ch for the fall
On School Field
Will Be Used Jointly For School
Athletic Events and Jaycee-
An agreement has been reached
by the Junior Chariber of Com-
merce and the Gulf county school
board whereby five acres of land
near the Centennial Building, do-
nated ,by the St. Joseph Land and
Development Company, for school
purposes, will be turned over to the
Jaycees for use as. an athletic field.
The Jaycees have been planning
for the erection of an athletic sta-
dium for some, time, but a suitable
site was not available. This location
is considered ideal and will give our
local school the use of a stadlumm
the likes, of which would -not be
available for years to come.
Under the agreement the Junior
Chamber o'f Commerce may; fence
in the five acres, build a grand-
stand,, erect dressing rooms or a
club house and install folodlightS
for night contests.
Schedules for use of the field
will be worked out each year. but
since practically all high school
contests are held on Fridays, there
should, .be little or no conflict in this
Gate receipts from Jaycee-spon-
sored events will go to the Junior
Chamber, and proceeds from school
events will 'be retained by the ath-
letic department of the Port St. Joe
high school. Likewise, the Jaycees
will have concession rights ,for
their events and the high school
will have the rights' for school-
The Jaycees have agreed to keep
the park up, bearing all expenses
with the exception of cost of elec-
tricity for flood-lights for night
events staged by the school.
The Star Completes 10
Years of Publication
Volume 10, No. 52! That's what
you will see if 'you glance at the
date line of this issue of The Star.
Tan ys.ars of continuous publica-
tion recording the activities of the
good people of Port St. Joe' nd vi-
cinity-their joys and sorrows, the
births, the deaths and' the marri-
ages, the parties, the fishing expe-
ditions. the comings and the go-
ings. Yes. those, ten bound
volumes of The Star are a history
of Port St. Joe from October 1937
to October 1947,
It wasn't an easy job to get your
Star to you every Frid'ay morning
during those 10 years, and out or
the 520 issues. but three failed to
hit Mr. Drake's postoffice on sched-
nle. including this one. Since the
editor is practically t h e entire
force, we couldn't afford to get sick
and any' extended vacation was
'imply out of the question. We did
manage to get in a little fishing
now and then, but during the past
year even this relaxation has .been
denied us. However, we hope there
are better days ahead in this re-
Next week look for a new col-
umn: "Ten Years Ago".
Will Peek At New Grandson
Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Nedley and
son Robert expect to leave today to
'spend the week-end in Jacksonville
with Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Nall and
take a peek at their new grandson,
born September 18.
cal hardware dealer concerning'
farm ft'ed. A third, inserted by
thle St. Joe Airport, featured an
air-services insignia in red."'
To our readers we might explain
'that "R 0 P" means "run of paper."
or, in other words, any part of the
paper. However, that maTy not be.
exactly true, since we endeavor to
confine two-color ads. to pages
iithr( four, five and six, since Lhe.se
pages are printed Tuesday when
we have more time to devote to
putting, fancy touches on The Star.
The story' in the Auxiliary nas
brought in a flood of inquiries from
(Continued on page 5)
IlOwide Publicity On Color Ads
Park to Magnolia cemetery and the large bundles, of clothing and tfhe
havoc it created was a caution. Screech Laundry contributed a great
Huge pine trees, a hundred years number of she-ets and pillow cases
or more old, had 'bebn uprooted and which had not been called for. All
tossed about like niatch sticks, and of this has already been taken .to Ap-
(Continued oi Page 2) I alachicOla, but more. is needed, and
____ anyone having anything .#o give in
wo Vit the way of clothing or household
Two Victims of goods are askedto take them to
the Danley Furniture Store and
Storm Die Here they will be taken to Apalachicola
!,by Murray Lloyd.
Ten injured Apalachicolians Still I Everyone is urged to contribute.,
Ten njured Apaahort St. Jo St or after all, it might have been
Hospital I the people of Port St. Joe needing
i aid instead of Apalacliicola.
Of the 12 person's brought to the I *
Port St. Joe Municipal Hospital last Postponed P.-T. A. Meet
w,yeek following .the tornado that' T Bc. d M da .Nigt
struck the neighboring ci-ty lThliurs- -- .
day night of last week. two Tiave The first meeting of the local
died and three are still in a serious Parent-Teacher Association, .sched-
condition. /, uled for Thursday of last week and
Anne Laura Banks, 10, colored, postponed because of the hurricane.
died last Friday from a crushed threat, will tbe-held next Monday,
face received from flying debris af- September 29, at 8:00 p. m. in-the
PAGE TWO THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORiDA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 1~4T
'Red Tide' In Wimico?
No, Says Ed Pridgeon
L. E. Jones came into The Star
office Sunday (yep, we were work-
ing) and told us that he and Andy
Owens went up to Double Bayou off
Lake Wimico that morning and
found thousands of dead fish of all
sizes floating on the surface-cat-
fish, bream, trout and carp, but -no
'grs or blackfish. -- -
L. E. was quitt worried about it,
and suggested that perhaps the "red
tide" had invaded' our fresh water
fishing grounds. .We advised him
to get in touch 'with the game war-
den, who would inform the fresh
water fish commission.
-Sunday evening we told "Yoaung
Ed" Prigeon about it, and he, be.,in
"wise in all matters pertaining to
piscatorial matters in this neck o'
the woods (EB would rather fish
than work or eat), he informed us
that that usually happens aftcr a
heavy storm'. The salt water, -'.e
said, baks up in the canal into the
lake and kills the fish.
There Tyou are, J. E. and' Anay,
you can put your fears away. You
even had us worried for a minute-
and that's really something. for
even the hurricane didn't worry us,
but should something happen to in-
terfere with catching hish well,
'that IS something to worry about.
Drive Opens October 1
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
If you're serving less meat than you did when prices were
lower, you can make up for it by giving extra thought to other
foods. Choose your family's favorites at your A&P ... and
please everybody from Pop to the pup!
SUPER SPAGHETTI PAMPER YOUR POOCH
Even without one meatball, spa- Bet your dog won't demand r
ghetti can be mighty satisfying if you feed him DAILY I
,.. especially when it's A&P's FOOD from the A&P. My terr
ANN PAGE SPAGHETTI fixed tail tells me this nourish
like this: Cook an 8-oz. package ready-to-serve canned dog foe
according to pack- dog-gone delicious in Meat, I
age directions; or Cheese flavor. Start pampe
drain. Combine your pooch during National
1% cups (a 10% Week, which begins Sunday
oz. can) tomato treating him to DAILY D
puree, 1 small FOOD daily.
onion (chopped), "POP-EYE" PLATTER
%/ cup grated carrots, 1 tsp. celery "POP-EYE" PLATTER
salt, 1 tsp. sugar, 2 tsps. Worces- Would-be "Pop-Eyes" would
tershire sace and 2 tbsps. fat. Cook pop-eyed if you were to serve
over low heat 5 minutes. Place CANNED SPINACH so: S&
spaghetti on platter; add 4 quar- 2 tbsps. finely chopped onion
tered hard-cooked eggs and sauce. tbsps t. Stir in 2 tbsps. flour
Serves 4. tsp. ,salt, ts. .\ NX.,(.//
To make sandwiches that supply
some of the protein which meat-
l.' s menus may lack, I use pro-
t;:in-rich, heese. And to make this
ri'nch-hitler for meat score an
extra big bit, I team it with
MARVEL SOUR TYPE,.RYE
BREAD from the A&P. I've never
eaten tastier rye bread, and every
luscious loaf is guaranteed fresh.
dry mustard, //
dash pepper. Add
1 cup milk, grad-
ually. Cook over
low heat, stirring
thickened. Remove from heat. Sti.
in % cup grated cheese; add 6
eggs, slightly beaten, and 1 can
A&P SPINACH (2'% cups). Mix
well. Pour into greased ring mold.
Bake in moderate "oven, 350F.,
50 to 60 minutes. Serves 6.
as chummy a pair of walking
companions as you'll ever meet. $ j69
BOYLES DEPARTMENT STORE
PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA
Commander Vic Anderson of the
Willis V. Rowan Post, American
Legion, announces that 'the annual
membership drive will open Octo-
ber 1 and he hopes to be able to
report to state headquarters on No-
vember S a membership of at least
.120. Tops for the local post was in
1946, when 110 members were on
All cards on hand November 8
will be. taken to Tyndall Field,
firoin whence they will go by air
(Continued from Page 1)
several had been tfwi'sted off ten to
fifteen feet above the ground, the
upper portion going no one knows
where. Red cedars, standing for
untold years, had their tops twisted
out as 'easily as one would twist
the tassel out of a stalk of corn.
Broken branches and uprooted
trees blocked many streets, al-
though when we arrived number-
less trucks were carrying away the
The twister, described' by horri-
fied residents as sounding "like a
dozen freight trains, coming at full
speed," skipped over the Chapman
high school building and then really
got to work, totally destroying
some dwellings, yanking the tops
off others, caving in the walls of
some and lifting others oft their
foundations and moving them six
or eight feet.
Two houses that we viewed had
the roof and walls removed, leaving
the lloor intact with the furnish-
ings sitting in their usual location.
A colored church on 12th Street 'was
completely destroyed, as was the
Pentecostal Holiness Church on
14th Street. It was estimated that
27 homes were completely demol-
isshdh and 31 partially destroyed or
badly damaged within the city
limits. No count was available on
dwellings outside the city.
Attends School For Florists
Mrs. WV. S. Quarles returned Sat-
urday from Opelika, Ala., where she
attended a designing school for
florists from Alabama, Tennessee
Visitors From Georgia
Visi-ting Mrs. Verna Smith anua
Miss Sara Kelly last Sunday were
Mr. and- hMrs. J. C. Miller, Mr. and,
Mrs. And(ly Miller and Miss Laurine I
Killy, all of Dawson, Ga.
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THE STARi PO)RT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 1947-
1IrlA "FTM R 26. 1 THE STR PR S J
MINUTES OF CITY COMMISSION
Minutes of special meeting of the votes cast in said election
the City Commission of City were cast for mayor :n ravor
of Port St. Joe held in city L. Sharit 497 votes, and Ruth S
hall on 27th day of August 214 votes; for city commissi
1947, at 11:30 a. m. Group 1, in favor of B. B. Co
Special meeting of tle commils- 454 votes and XWalter Duren
sion was held' at this time in ac- votes;. for city commissi
cordance with agreement at meet- Group 2, in favor of J. R. Chle
ing held on August 26 for purpose 290u votes and Watson Smitit
of seating commissioner ap;iointee votes; for city commissioner, C
T. H. Stone and election of mayor 3, in favor of Agnes W. Minus 297
to till. unexpired term of Mayor votes and I. C. Nedicy 4,54 votes;
Soule. I for city commissioner, group 4,
The meeting was called to order in favor o' Ophrah (O)p) M.1ore,
.by Commissioner Conklin, who aat- 33 1 votes and J. S. Shirey 406
ed a s chairman, with the follo~w- votes.
ing present: Commissioners Chest- Setion 3. It is hereby a r
nut, Conklin and Minus., Clerk Tom- taine, found, declared and pro-
lihson and Commissioner Appointee
T. H. Stone,
Oath of office was administered
to Commissioner Appointee Stone
"State of Florida, County of Gulf,
City of Port St. Joe: I, T. H. Stone,
do solemnly swear that I will sup-
port, protect and,. defend' the Con-
Sstitution and government of the
United States and of the State. of
Florida; that I am duly qualified
to hold', office under the constitu-
tion of the state and the charter of
tie City of Port St. Joe, and that I
will well and faithfully perform the
duties of city commissioner of the
City of Port St. Joe on which I am
Snow about to enter. So help me God.
s/ T. H. STONE.
Sworn and subscribed to before
me this 27th diay of August A. D.
s/ M. P. TOMLINSON,
/ City Auditor and Clerk
of the City of Port-St.
'Thereupon Commissioner Conk-
lin announced' nominations are in
order for m.ayof to fill unexpired
terni of Mayor Soule. Commissioner
Chestnut nominated Commissioner
Conklin, said nomination being sec-
onded by Conimi.ssioner. Stone. No
further nominations were mace.
Upon call of roll for election or
Commissioner Conklin for mayor the
.vote was: Ayes, Commissioners
Chestnut, Minus and Stone. Nays,
There being no further business,
the commission adjourned.
,Minutes of meeting, of City
Commission of City of Port
,St. Joe held in city hall on
3rd day of September 1947,
at 12 o'clock noon. -
A special meeting of the commis-
sion was held at this time in ac-
cordance with provision in city
hCi .tei' for purpose of canvassing
.election held on the 2nd day of
Th.e meeting was called to order
by Mayor-Commis-sioner Conklin.
with Comimissioners Chestnut, Mi-
nus, Sharit, Stone and Clerk Tom-
claimed that J. L. Sharit, having re-
ceivead the greatest vote in said
general municipal election has been
duly elected as mayor of the City
of Port St. Joe for a term of bwo
years, beginning the first Tuesday
after the first Monday in October
A. D. 1947, and therefore the said
J. L. Sharit is hereby declared
elected to said office, and the city
auditor and clerk is hereby author-
Nzed 'and directed, not later than
noon of the second day after said
election, to furnish to the said' J.
L. Sharit a certificate of election as
mayor. It is further ascertained,
found, declared and proclaimed that
B. B. Conklin and Watson Smith,
having received the greatest vote
in said general municipal election
for city commissioners, Group 1
and Group 2, have been duly elect-
ed as city commissioners of the
City of Port St. Joe for a term of
two years, 'beginning the first Tues-
day after the first Monday in Oc-
tober A. D. 1947, and, therefore the
said B. B. Conklin and Watson
Smith are hereby declared elected
to said office, and the city auditor
and clerk is. hereby authorized and
directed, not later than noon of the
second' day after s-aid election, to
furnish to the said B. B. Conklin
a certificate of election as ciy com-
nmissioner, Group 1. and the said
Watson Smith a certificate o0f elec.
tion as city commissioner, Group 2.
It is further ascertained, found, de-
clared, and proclaimed that I. C.
Nedlely and J. S. Shirey, having re-
ceived the greatest vote in said
general municipal election for city
commissioner, Group 3 and Groul.
1. have been duly elected as city
commissioners of the City of Port.
St. Joe. for a term of, one year, be-
ginning the first Tuesday after the
first Monday in October A. D. 1947,
and therefore the said I. C. Nedley
and J. S. Shirey are here.byy de-
clared elected to said office, and
the city auditor and clerk is hereby
authorized and, directed, not later
than noon of the second day after
said election, to furnish to the said
I. C. Nedley a certificate of election
as city commissioner, Group 3, ana
the said J. S. Shirey a certificate of
election as city commissioner tn
sealed envelopes from clerk of Group 4.
elections 'held September 2 contain- Introduced and adopted this 3rd
ing tally sheets certified to by the day of September A, D. 1947.
three inspectors and clerk of said and' moved its. adoption. Upon call
'elections. After the commission had of roll on adoption of Resolution
carefully verified said, certificate No. 147 the vote was: Ayes, five.
and tally sheet, Commissioner Shar- Nays ,none.
it offered Resolution No. 147 as
RESOLUTION NO. 147
Be It Resolved By the City Com-
missiion of the City of Port St. Joe,
Section 1. It is hereby ascer-
tained, found and determined and
declared that the general municipal
election held on the 2.nd day of
September, A. D. 1947, for election
of four city commnis-sioners and a
mayor, was held in all matters, re-
spects and things in full and com-
plete compliance with the constitu-
tion and laws of the State of Flor-
ida and the charter and ordinance
of the City of Port St. Joe.
.Section 2. It is further ascer-
tained. determined, found and ue-
clared that: (a) 773 persons actu-
Thereupon Commissioner Chest-
nut offered Resolution No. 148 as
RESOLUTION NO. 148
Be It Resolved By the City Com-
missio-l of the City of Port St. Joe,
Section 1. It is hereby ascer-
tained'. found, determined and de:
cleared that the special referendum
election held on the. 2nd day of
September A. D. 1947. to determine
whether or not the freeholde-rs of
the City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
would' approve Chapter 24837, Laws
of Florida. Acts of 1917, and Chap-
ter 24838, Laws of Florida. Acts of
1947, as provided for by Resolution
No. 144 of the city commission of
the City of Port St. Joe., which said
Resolution No. 144 was adopted by
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The Rest Depends On the
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and purest drugs.
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SPhone 27 Port St. Joe, Fla.
Visits Purina Research Farm
C. G. Costin of this city was one
of a group of 200 from Florida, Ala-
bama and Georgia who recently vis-
ited the 738-acre research farm or
the Ralston Purina Company at
Gray Summit, Mo., one of the larg-
est privately-owned livestock and
poultry research projects in the
world, where more than 3000 ani-
inals and 45,000 fowls are studied
Port St. Joe on the 5th day of Au.
nst, 19417, was held in all matters.
respects and, thingsin full and com-
plete, compliance-with the constitu-
tion and laws of the State or Flor-
ida and the charter and ordinances
'of the City of Port St. Joe.
Section 2. That the city commis-
sion, this day, sitting as the city
canvassing board, ascertained, de-
termined found and declared that:
(a) There were qualified to vote
in said election 30'6 freeholders, of
which freeholders, 275 actually vot-
&ed in said election.
(b) A majority of the qualified
electors res-iding in the City of Port
St. Joe who are freeholders, and en-
titled to participate in said referen-
dum election, did participate in said
(c) Of the votes cast in said
election, there were cast in ap-
proval of the adoption of *Chapter
24837, Laws of Florila Acts of 1947,
187 votes; and' there were cast
against approval of Chapter 2483',
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947, 46
(d) Of the votes cast in said
election, there were cast in ap-
proval of the adoption of Chapter
24838, Lows o'f Florida, Acts of
1947, 189 votes; and there wee
cast aghins't approval of Chapter
24838, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1947, 44 votes.
(e) A majority of the electors
participating in said election voted'
in favor of adoption of Ch~apter 24-
838, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1947.
(f) A majority of the electors
participating in -said election voted
in favor of adoption of Chapte'r 24-
S38, Laws of Florida, Acts or 1947.
Section 3. It is hereby ascer-
tained, determined,, found and de-
clared, and proclaimed, that Chap-
ter 2483.7, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1947, and Chapter 24838, Laws of.
Florida, Acts of 1947, have been
approved by a majority of the votes
east in an election in which a ma-
jority of the freeholders, who are
qualified electors residing in said
municipality have participated, such
election being held in the manner
then prescribed bly law, and in full
and complete compliance with the
provisions of the constitution and
laws of the, State of Florlda, ana
the charter and ordinances of the
City'of Port St. Joe, Florida.
Adopted this 3rd day of Septem-
ber, A. D. 1947.
and moved it's adoption. Upon call
of the roll on adoption of Resolu-
tion No. 148 the vote was: Ayes,
five. Nays, none.
There being no further business,
the commission adjourned.
Published Weekly By
Isn't it a great thing to be safe
and sound after a terrible hurricane
has taken many lives and caused
!millions of dollars in property dam-
age right in our great state as well
as in others? St. Joe 'was fortunate
indeed, and. has much to be thank-
ful for. A call from the needy and
suffering will no doubt be forthcom-
ing:, and we shall be glad to have
an opportunity to be of service to
those who have, been affected by
A couple of plate glass windows
in Boyles Department Store failed,
to withstand the mighty gusts that
came while the boarding-up was in
progress. So we have another pine
plank bulletin board which you will
find pro-fitable to refer to while
Mothers, let's get in a SOCK
right here! Be sure. to see the spe-
cial table of ANKLETS at Boyles'
this week. Hundreds of
pairs all sizes all
one, price 25c. Girls and
boys will need plenty for school,
and you'll save dollars to supply
your needs now!
Here's another headline item: A
new shipment of beautiful DORIS
DODSON JUNIORS arrived today.
They'll walk out fast, just like. the
others, and we suggest that you see
them soon! ,-
We hope Jake White's pretty
little daughter is happy now with
a new pair of Poll Parrot shoes
which we didn't have the day she
was shopping b ut were able to mair
the next day. That disappointed
look on her face was hard to take..
Shoppers, remember, a mail order
will get quick results and save youl
time and money in many instances
when addressed to: Boyles De.
apartment Store, Port St. Joe. Fla.
Customers. this is Towel Week at
our store. and we.. suggest that you
see these remarkable "Wipe 'Enm
Dry" values. Through a lucky quan-
tity purchase, we are able to offer
the 'best towel values we've seen or
heard of anywhere! Wash
A friendly letter last week from
Jesse Stone, Atlanta, Ga., comment-
ing on our 88c Days advertisement
(you can see, Glenn, that The Star
ge-ts around.-Ed.) in which we
listed 42 Straw Hats .. 8c
(maybe we left "each" off) and
Jesse was wondering what could a
man possibly do with 42 straw hats.
Jesse, they could be fed to the goats
at that price! Don't you think?
Mrs. H. C. Davis, Jr., and Mrs.
Bob Smith made a trip to Chipley
Wednesday and discovered upon ar-
rival that they should have gone
to St. Andlrews to attend a Metho-
dist meeting instead.! (two red faces
. this writer and Loyd Tubb).
WE did have a nice drive!
.School girls, a new Moccasin that
buckles across the instep is mak-
ing a hit. A new Suede
Block Busteir, too. Satisfied cus-
tomers tell us our Shoe Department
is right on the beam! We agree
that it ought to be when we take
a look at those, shoe bills that we
are constantly paying!
Ear Warmers: "Five pairs of
those Haynes Panties, please." .
"Certainly d(lid not intend to buy a
dress, but could' not resist that
lovely Mynette with such a reason-
able price!" "I did intend to go
to Atlanta to do some shopping, bu'
I see that you have just what I ,
'want." Every pair of shoes I've
worn since you opened came from
Congratulations to Alex Young on
the opening last week of 'Toung's
Food Store." another New. Bright,
Clean Store for Port St. Joe. the
Keep on the lookout for a ship-
ment of Lovely Gingham now roll-
ing! Plaids and checks that'll be
right down the school alley! .
Bought before the last price rise!
Yours Behind the Counter.
R. GLENN BOYLES.
ally voted in said election; (b) ori the city commission of the City of
Fresh Yard Eggs Fresh Dressed Chickens
Fresh Vegetables, Groceries and Meats
SALT WATER FISH DAILY
RICH'S CURB MARKET
Phone 306 Port St. Joe, Fla.
BOYLES '* Tips From Aeros" Our
DEPARTMENT STORE Counter To Wise
Port St. Joe, Fierida Shoppers"
Vol. II Friday, September 26, 1947 No. 8
Florida Holds First
Place In South For
Per Capita Income
Residents of This State Earned An
Average of $1,010 Each
Per capital income of Floridians
continues to hold-first place in the
South, according to statistics from
the Florida State Chamber of Com-
Last year Floridians earned an
average of $1,010 each, maintaining
the lead for the S-outh each year
since 1929 ,with the exception of
1941 and 1942, when Virginians re-
a ma PI a I IB"mlal*P.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRDY EPTEMBER 26, 1947
ceived more than Floridians.
Per capital income payments arc,
computed by dividing total income
payments by total population, and
are, therefore, per person averages
rather than per worker or pe.r fam-
The state chamber cautions that
"all dollar figures should be. inter-
preted in the light of present-day
inflation. More significant than. the
actual amount rece-ived by Flor,
idians is the fact that per capital
income increased 108 per cent iu
.Florida, 1929 to 1946, while at the
same time the national increase was
onlly 76 per cent."
It pays to advertise-try -t!
It pays to advertise try jt!
Tlip. iavor nd clrj prsente
I'At flI.. THE STARPR TJ G F U Y LRRA s E R21
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, 1937, at the
Poatoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
One Year....... $2.00 Six Months.......$1.90
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in ad'ex-
tisements, the publishers do not bold themselves liable for
damage further than amount received for ouch advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
tli thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
THE OTHER FELLOW'S PRICES
Quite a few business men, when they come
in to The Star for a job of printing, will say:
."Aren't your prices a bit high? You used to
do this jJb for such and such." And then we
have to point out to them that the cost of all
printing materials have more than doubled,
wages have gone up, taxes have gone up, the
price of machine .repairs and replacements are
out of sight, clothing is up, food is up-and we
DO' have to eat occasionally.
Seems to us that everybody seems to think
a price is too high if he is buying and quite
within reason if he is selling. And we believe
that attitude explains a good deal of the debate
over prices these days.
Quite likely a paper mill worker kicks like a
steer when he goes into Costin's or Boyles and
has to pay $3:50 for a shirt that cost $2.00 be-
'fore the war-but he naturally is in favor of
his wage rate that probably is double what he
earned in 1941.
The farmer yells "Robbery !" when he goes
into the St. Joe Hardware for a piece of equip-
ment or a few sacks of Purina-but he doesn't
see anything wrong with record prices for
meat, poultry and eggs.
And probably Alphabet Carter,, the real es-
tate man, regards Alex Young as a lineal de-
scendant of Jesse James when he sees how
little food a five-dollar bill will buy-and then
goes out to sell a house for $7000 that would
have cost $3000 or less seven years ago.
What we would all like, in short, is to enjoy
1947 incomes along with 1941 prices. Desirable
as that dream may be, it is-strictly a piece of
fantasy so far as the facts of life are con-
cerned. Your merchant is charging you more
for what you buy because the increase in
wholesale costs and business overhead force
him to. The manufacturer charges more be-
cause there has been a tremendous inflation
in the cost of labor; taxes, materials and
everything else. All intelligent business men
would like to see lower prices. They are wor-
ried for fear that their customers will be
priced out' of the market. But prices have.
simply followed the wage-cost-tax trend. as
they always have and' always will. And all the
talk about profiteering we hear these da3 s
won't change the situation one iota.
The Low Down
Editor The Star:
The big Word in Grate Britain to-
day is "austedity." But it's the
wun wurd that the folka there fig-
gered' wuz out the windoow and
gone furever and belonged in t-here-
' amongstt the ded language archives,
when they lissened and voted in
that there socialist govt. Grate
Britain wuz to flow with milk and
honey. Ennyway, that is whut wuz
promised-that is whut didn't hap-
pen, also too, as the govt. took over
the coal bizuesss and every other
bizness, almost. But you kin say
this fer "austerity"-iffen it has to
happen to sunmbuddy, it's best to
kave it happen elsewhere ve-rsus
WHY A NEWSPAPER QUIT
The Elmira, New York, News, recently quit
publication, and in a final editorial the ow.-ers
told why. It was because they could no longer
endure the conditions imposed on the paper by
the typographical union.
Before it would renew an expiring contract,
the union demanded that the publisher of the
News sign a document called "Conditions of
Employment," which did a great deal more
than,put into effect new wage scales, increased
vacation privileges,' etc. It made it possible for
the printers to walk off the job if anything
happened which wasn't to their liking.
As the editor wrote, "We had the feeling
that to agree to it would be un-American and
cowardly. A demand for increased wages ?s
one thing, but to agree to many provisions in
the document in question would be like lying
dowli to enable a bully to kick you with
greater facility. There is undoubtedly
coming a timi when ariogan': unin leaders
will have to consider the problems of the fel-
low who has to dig up the money to meet the
payrolls to. pay the men agitators represent,
but that time is not here, and we do not intend
to risk bankruptcy waiting for that time.
We're damned well sick, to boot, of having to
treat with the average present-day union labor
leader in order to s-tay in business."
The editor o.f The Star joined the typo-
graphical union some 30 years ago and has a
withdrawal card, being self-employed, anoc
while we've always been in favor or union or-
ganizations, we are definitely against dictator-
ship on the part of unions, which seems to be
the trend since we started out on our own
some 19 years ago and severed our connection
with the union. While our one employee does
not beolng to the typographical union, should
he join up and then pull a one-man strike on
us, we wouldn't worry a bit, for the editor of
The Star, in spite of his one leg, for a number
of years handled all the work in The Star shop,
as we are doing this week while our employee
is fathering a baby somewhere in Georgia, and
we aren't too proud to go back to that setup,
in spite of the" fact that it would inerfere con-
siderably with our fishing atnd cause us to work
fourteen hours a day against the eight we en-
What a lot of union members don't realize
is that their leaders, have the mentalities of
dictators and their lust for power knows no
bounds. And that, in the long run, will make
serious trouble for the workers, no less than
lihe employers, of the country.
The land of the free is fast becoming the
place where minorities, organized and aggres-
sive, are telling the majority what must be
Troy Jones recommends shrimp salad for
Our two-year plan calls for a vegetable gar-
den next year.
No, sir! When a woman speaks of her per-
fect 36, she isn't referring to her age.
But I'm sorry fer the British. I'm
sorry fer eny sucker who gits took
in-and to the cleaner. I'm on this
aere subjek 'cause, we ain't so fur
re-moved frum bein' a bit none too
alert our ownself here in this here
grand and noble land of the USA.
Them there British lissenedi with
big ears to sweet but flimsy wurds
-and they are now pullin' in the
old belt. That there austerity is a
Me and you and Paul Revere., we
ride up and' down. warning' the na-
tives the natives have gotta do
the shooting .
Yours with the low down,
Indians Taught Fire Fighting
Historical records show that fire
fighting in Florida's woodlands wa.
taught to our first settlers by early
Test New Grasses I
About 20 potential new species of
range forage grasses are under test
at University of California.
Back to school expenses
and taxes. See us at once
for the cash you
Leo Kennedy, Manager
Port St. Joe, Florida
Visiting In Daytona Beach Visiting In Jacksonville
Mrs. Richard Alan Cooper and, -Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hannon and
small daughter Stephanyanne. left daughter left Sunday for a week's
Monday for Daytona Beach where visit in Jacksonville with Mrs. Han-
they 'will visit with Mrs. Cooper's non's aunt, 'Mrs. A. T. Wall.
parents, Mr. and: Mrs. C. C. Erhardt, ----- --
at the Normandy Arms. Large Forest Acreage
----Approximately 23,000,000 acres 0o,
Every ads carries a message- Florida's 37,000,000 acres of land are
a message that will save money, covered by forests.i
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STEAKS SEAFOODS SANDWICHES
ALL KINDS OF DRINKS
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(2V Miles (rom Port St. Joe on Beacon Hill Highway)
W. I. GARDNER, Owner
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY'SIEPTEMBER 26, 1947
Week-end Visitors From Quincy
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Clark and
son Edsel of Quincy spent the. week-
end here as guests of Mr. and' Mrs.
:W. B. Ferrell and Mr. and Mrs. W.
J. Ferrell. Mrs. Clark and Mrs. W.
B. Ferrell are sisters.
Vhat GOES INTO A
.T HE ingredients your doctor
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
JOHN ROBERT SMITH
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
PHONE 5, PORT ST. JOE
STAR GETS PUBLICITY IGame Law Violators
(Continued from Page 1)
newspapers in all parts of the na-
tion, asking how we do it, how
much do we charge, is the system
feasible, and gosh only knows what
else-and all ask for a copy of that
Unfortunately, we had but four
extra copies on hand, which went
out to the first four received. The
relnaing newspapers inquiring have
been put on a special list and will
receive a copy. of the next issue of
The Star containing two-color ad-
It we ha:d, known this matter,
when eventually brought to the at-
tention of publishers, was going to
create such a furore, we would have
printed and saved extra copies of
the more than 30 two-color adver-
tisements we have, run to Ibe mailed
out to inquiring publishers.
Personally, we thought little of
the matter except that we were giv-
ing our advertisers something that
was only available to users of the
big city dailies.
If food should burn in a pan, don't
scrape it off with a metal instru-
nient but, instead, fill the pan with
water to whibh a little vinegar has
been added, and boil for a few min-
utes. It will then clean easily in
warm sudsy water. If pots and pans
are thoroughly cleaned with hot
soapy water after each use, they
will seldom need hard scrubbing.
Can Not Get Licenses
Statewide Deer Season From No-
vember 20 To January 5 Set
Ben C. Morgan, director, state
game and fresh water fish commis-
sion, reveals that hunting licenses
will be refused 47 persons this year
because they have been convicted
of game laiw violations during the
current closed se-ason.
"State laws are clear in this re-
spect," said Morgan, "and specify
that licenses are not to be. issued
to persons found guilty of game law
violations for the open game sea-
son next following the time of their
Recently the commission adopted
a statewide November 20 to Janu-
ary 5 deer season for 1947-48; how-
ever, hunting days within the sea-
son vary in the differe-nt conserva-
tion districts. In the third district
(which includes Gulf county) shoot-
ing will be allowed every day in
the week; in the second and fifth
districts, Mondays, Wedne.s.days and
Friday will be closed, while in the
first and fourth districts hunting
will hbe prohibited on Monday's,
Tuesd'ays and Wednesdays. In the:
fifth distriCt, six consecutive days
of hunting will be allowed at the:
start of the season.
Turkey season will be the same
a's the deer season in the first, sec-!
ond and fourth districts, but will
run from Novem'ber 26 to Femuary
1 in the third and, fifth districts.
Quail and squirrel may be shot
from November 20 to February 1 in
:;iI districts except the third., where
the closing date is February 15.
Dove. season, December 3 to aan-
uary 31, will be the same in all dis-
tricts except in Dade, Broward and
Monroe counties, where it is set
froni October 1 to October 31.
Marsh hen season is the same in
all districts, S'eptember 15 to No'-
Duck, goose and coot season w:lI
be the 'same in all districts, Decem-
ber 8 to January 6, with hunting
pe.nniitted every day.
Now Located at Highland View
Wood Products Provide Jobs ,
Florida's woods and wood prod-
ucts mills provide 8,750,000 man
days of employment for its. resi-
dents each year.
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PANAMA CITY, FLA.
u WE STOCK MANY BRANDS OF WHISKIES
Four Roses Imperial Carstairs White Seal
SSunnybrook Hill and H.ill Schenleyls 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.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, 'GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER N, 1947
PORT ST. JOE, ]FLA.
P A GE -S T--S-- A --- PORT ST. JOE,- GULF CO N YF OI FRI D S T B 26, 1947
SALE STARTS FRIDAY, SEPT. 26--9:00 A. M.
Children's All Wool
HERE'S A REAL BUY!
Slipover and button-front.
All colors. Sizes 4 to 16.
Reg. Price up to $3.95.
If you want material for
those school dresses here
is your chance to buy it
at a real savings. This
would normally sell for
60c a yard.
5anforized Vat Dyed
Men! Here is your chance to
stock up on Pajama's for win-
ter! A sanforized, vat dyed pa-
jama, with gripper fasteners.
Formerly sold for $4.50. -
Beautiful Spun Rayon
print material, in several
colors and designs. For-
merly sold for 89c yard.
If you're going to do over
that sofa or chair, this is
the material you are
looking for. Fast color,
vat dyed, formerly selling
for $1.95 a yard.
STOP! LOOK! LISTEN!
Folks, when a hurricane strikes it usually makes a big
noise, and a lot of wind goes along with it. We don't
believe in making a big noise with a lot of wind unless
we have something to talk about. Now that the hurri-
cane has passed with its noise, we want to make some
noise about "THE SPECIAL EVENT SALE" that will
start at our store FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER
26, AT 9:00 A. M. Be here bright and early, folks, to
take advantage of some of the wonderful values that
you will find on sale. No, prices are not coming down.
If anything, they are going up. But we, like your-
selves, are tired of high prices, so with every opportun-
ity that we have we will, like we have always done, 'try
to give you the advantage of REAL LOW PRICES.
Every item that we are offering you in this sale is
merchandise that you can use now, or will need this
winter. And, folks; remember that some of these
items can not be bought to sell at these prices at to-
day's market price.
DON'T FORGET TO USE OUR LAY-A-WAY PLAN!
A Small Deposit Will Hold Any Item In Our Store.
3 for $1.00
Little boys' combed yarn under-
shirts. Sizes .6 to 16, You will
need these -for that cold wea-
A Real Value! Men's 14-lb.
Cold weather is comrng, so you
should stock up on some long-
handles now. This is a real sav-
ings on this 14-lb. union surt.
Here's a. REAL SCOOP
for you. Boys' Grained
Leather Jackets, former-
ly sold for $10.95. Get
one now at this savings!
3 Yards $1
LL Unbleached Sheeting.
40 inches wide. Ideal for
sheets. Limited quantity!
Men, don't fail to take advapt-
age of this real value! These
are sanforized, vat dyed shirts.
They are not the average run of
garments that sell at a low price
22 x 40-Inch
3 for $1
Beautiful striped Cannon'
towels, size 22x40 inches.
Regular Price 49c each.
Lovely Chenille Spreads
in several colors, 'for a
double bed. You have
paid as high as $9.00,for
these same spreads.
We are headquarters for Boys'.
Sweaters and we are giving you
a chance at a real scopp! These
all-wool sweaters at only $1.00!
Men's All-Leather WORK GLOVES --
Boys' Khaki DUNGAREES, Sanforized ---
MEN'S SWEAT SHIRTS
Lillte Boys' SPORT COATS
Boys' Multi-Colored Sweaters, formerly $3.45-
Boys' and Men's Long Sleeve Knitted Shirts _-
Men's Long Sleeve SPORT SHIRTS
5% WOOL 72x84 $3.25
25% WOOL 72x84 $5.25
We have a complete stock of blankets, in Cotton, 5 per
cent Wool, 25 per cent Wool and 50 per cent Wool. Also
Comforters at 'way below today's market prices. Put
several away on our Lay-A-W.ay Plan for that cold
COTTON INDIAN DESIGN, 66x80 ------...-
INFANTS' BLANKETS 3 for
USE OUR LAY-A-WAY PLAN!
ARTEMIS GOWNS and SLIPS
HUMMING BIRD HOSIERY
FLORSHEIM SHOES FOR MEN
FORREST PARK SHOES FOR LADIES
ROBINHOOD SHOES FOR CHILDREN
MINX MODES DRESSES
NELLY DON DRESSES
ARROW AND WEMBLY TIES
COOPER SHORTS FOR MEN
TOM SAWYER FOR BOYS
CHILDREN'S FLANNEL PAJAMAS Sizes
2 to 8. Formerly $1.79
Children's Chenille ROBES. Sizes 1 and 2 ---$1.95
Children's COTTON OVERALLS, 2 for .------$1.00
CHILDREN'S ANKLETS. Pair .10
Ladies' and Children's RAINCOATS ----- PRICE
Solid Color TABLE CLOTHS-Size 54 x 72
Regular Price $3.25. Yours for $1.50
Floral Print Cotton
Long zipper front, floral
pattern housecoat. Form-
erly sold for $4.95, ant
look What you can buy it
24 x '45
This is a give-away! A
beautiful Chenille Rug 24
by 45 inches at this low
BOYS' PANTS Men's DRESS PANTS Cooper'ss All Wool 36-In. Cotton Plaids Ladies' White Blouses
$1.95 $3.50 1 LOT $4.95 MEN'S SWEATERS ONLY 69c YARD $3.95
3.95$4Men, if you want to get a pair
A complete selection of Boys' of pants at a bargain, this is beautiful 36-inch cotton plaids. Beautiful white blouses. r Just
Pants. Some Khaki, Blue, Gab- your chance! Winter weights $9S Ideal for school dresses. Form- what you will want for that new
ardines and Wools, at a REAL and summer weights. One lot early selling for 95c a yard We suit or skirt. Formerly sold for
SAVINGS! only at this low price, can't buy itiat this price today! $5.95 and $6.95.
50% WOOLLEN ONE GROUP 1 Group Ladies' Fall NYLON HOSE Rayon Crepe PRINTS
MATERIAL FALL DRESSES SUITS and COATS 1 5Q Yard
$2.00 Yard $2.50 REDUCED 2 $1.19 $1.59 ard
Beautiful 50 per cent woollen You will want to see these Fall Beautiful Nylon Hose! 40-inch Rayon Crepe Dress Ma-
materials, in stripes. and solid We have one group of these Fall Suits and Coats. They have all trial in several patterns and
colors. This is a material that Dresses that we are practically been reduced to half price. And New Shades! colors. If you see it, we know
you will be proud to have a dress giving away! Don't fail to see ladies, they are real values as you will want a dress of it. Reg-
of. Regular selling price $2.98 them. you may find just what compared with today's prices! FIRST QUALITY! uFar selling price $1.95 a yard.
a yard. you v/ant! Don't fail to see them! u s price a yard.
Ladies, here is your chance to
buy a pair of casual shoes at a
price 'way below today's market
price. Some blacks, some tan.
Sizes and quantities limited!
Reid Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida
DON'T FORGET TO USE OUR LAY-A-WAY PLAN !
School'shoes for children. Some
tan and some black. Sizes and
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THE: STAR, PORT ST. JOF, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 1947
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1947
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GU-LF COUNTY, FLORIDA
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor
MRS, COOPER ENTERTAINS
FOR SMALL DAUGHTER
.Mrs. Richard Alan Cooper enter-
tained for her daughter, Stephany-
anne, on her. fourth birthday Wee-
nesday afternoon of last week at
'their Long Avenue home. Pastel
fballbons, bonnets, favors and flow-
ers, made a gay background, for the
small guests who enjoyed the tra-
hitional -birthday cake, frosty punch
and ice cream. The small honoree
was delightedly wearing an attrac-
tive corsage, her first, the gift of
,Master Clifford Wimiberly. .
Invitations were sent to Dannette
Brooks, Ann Mosely, Babs Maxwell,
Sara Linda Richarason, Mary Helen
Kirkland. Horace. Soule Jr., Carol
LeHardy, Bette Ward, Pat Byrne,
Dianne Gilbert, Madelyn Gill, Lynn
Fleishel, Ohesley Fensom, Brenda
Word, Karen Creech, Larry Jones,
Patti Brooks, Jim Johnson, Dianhe
Hannon, Clifford Wimberly, Judith
Fensom, Toni Mira, Barbara Eells,
Nobie Stone Jr., Judy Duren, Mary
Lou Anderson, Byron EelIs III, Gail
Gill, Jennifer McKinnon, Carol Lee
Armstrong, Clifford Tharpe, Rodney
Spaulding and Janice Nell Gaskin.
Assisting the hostess were Mrs.
J. Herbert Barr, Mrs.. George It.
Wimiberly, Mrs. G. A. Creech, Mrs.
Walter .Johnson and Mrs. Charles
MRS. VERNA SMITH IS
HONORED WITH DINNER
Mris? D. C. Smith, Mirs. John Lane
,ajnd Miss Sara. Kelly were joint hos-
teeses Monday evening when they
honored Mrs. Verna Smith with a
surprise birthday dinner at the
home of Mrs. D. C. Smith on Monu-
The lace-covered table was cen-
tered with a 'birthday case topped
by lighted candles. The honoree
was invited to the, dining room
where she blew out the candles.
after which a' delicious buffet din-
ner, consisting ol baked ham, po-
tato salad, stuffed celery, hot rolls,
'cake and iced tea, was served to
Mesdames Eliza Lawson, Minnie
Otla. Drake,-Eula Pridgeon, Myrtice
'Smith,-Callie Howell, Alma Jones,,
Marigene Lane and Anna Smith,
Miss Edna Davis, Miss Sara Kelly
and the honoree.
Following. the dinner, Mrs. Smith
opened her many lovely and useful
gifts. On departure, all wished, the
honoree many more happy birth-
,days in the future.
AERO CLUB TO AWARD PRIZES
FOR BEST MODEL AIRPLANES
At the last meeting of the Aero
Club, presided over by President J.
R. Norton, it was voted to give five
:,prizes to the Cub .Scouts for the
Ifi.v.e best model planes. First prize
will be $5, second prize $3, third
'prize $2, and fourth and fifth prizes
will be model plane kits.
The club will meet again tonight
at which time plans will be mau
for a social. All members are. urged
to be present this evening, and, are
asked to bring a visitor or a pros-
'pective member. They are also re-
quested to bring their dues.
\ Guests From Tallahassee
Mr. and Mrs. K. B. Benton and
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lopes and
d'au'ghte.r of J4allahassee were the
.guests Sunday of Mrs. Tom Parker.
Returns To Virginia College
Miss Marjorie Smith left last
week for Marion, Va., where she
enrolled in Marion College for an-
Guest From Tampa
Mr. and Mrs.. Nick Comforter
have as their guest Mrs. M. Clem-',
ents of Tampa, Mrs. Comforter's
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Nail are
the proud parents of a son, John
David, born S.-.ptember 18 at St.
Luke's Hospital, Jacksonville.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Ham of Ap-
alachicola announce the birth of a
son, Septeneber 18, at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. William J, Barfield
of Highland View announce the
!birth of a son September 19 at the
Port St. Joe Municipal Hospital.
Mr. and Mi's. Joel Lovett of Oak
Grove are announcing the birth of
a daughter on September 21 at the
Mr. and Mrs. Rahdolph Hicks of
Highland View announce the birth
of a daughter, September 23, at the
Port St. Joe Municipal Hospital.
MRS. PRIDGEON HONORED AT
SURPRISE BIRTHDAY DINNER
Mrs. S. C. Pridgeon was guest of
honor Tuesd.y evening when she
was entertained) at -the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Martin with
a surprise !birthday dinner.
Present to enjoy the affair were
Mr. and Mrs. James Martin, Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Kirkland, Mrs.
Willie Ola Upshaw, S. C. Pridgeon
and the honoree,.
Dinner consisted of meat loaf,
rice and gravy, potato salad, hot
'oil's, jello, cake and ice cream.
All wished Mrs. Pridgeon, who
was the recipient of many lovely
gfts, many more birthdays, in the
WHITE CITY CLUB LEARNS
ART OF CHICKEN CULLING
The Wih-ite City Home Demon-
s tration Club held its regular meet-
ing September 11 at the commun-
ity building, with Mrs. Ella Stebel
The. meeting 'was opened bly all
giving the clubl creed, and following
a short business session, the meet-
ing was turned over to Mrs. Wilma
Revel, who gave a demonstration
on culling chickens.
Mrs. Dorene Spears then con-
ducted the recreation hour, during.
which an interesting contest was
enjoyed, with the prize going to
Mrs. Geirge Harper and Mrs. Ste-
bel, hostesses, served a delicious
salad plate with crackers, cookies
Luther Carlin. 'left Saturday for I
Birmingham, Ala., where he will en-
ter Howard College as a minister-
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A Martin Theatre
* THEATRE OPENS SATU
* CONTINUOUS PERFO
LAST TIME TODAY
George Mary S. Z.
MURPHY- ASTOR* SAKALL
NEWS and CARTOON
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
Chapter 3 of Serial
"MYSTERIOUS MR. M"
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
October 2 and 3
SPORT and MUSICAL
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NEWS and MUSICAL,
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1
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portions for each
size from 10 to 20.
A dressy crepe casual that is marked with the smart
fashion detailing and dressmaker fit that are
Dorall's Trademarks. PROPORTION-IZED
to fit you whether you're short waisted,
medium waisted, or long waited
JU2OLLacAE kiE St[L : Sfzo#
. MAN'S primary interest
EhouldJ be the welfare of his
Sfamily... now andi lor tLe future.
The Lest time to prepare for
the future is today. Life insur-
ance provides protection ...
against the emergency that'
will face your family if you
are taken away. Consult your
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-PAGE EIGHT THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE,. EJLF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 1947 -.
Donald Parker-Art, reading and
Jack Williams Chemistry, ath-
le-tics, scholarship, reading, handi-
craft, civics, safety, pathfindingg.
Tommy Owens-Metal work, ce-
ment work, first aid, metal work.
Randal Brady-Cement work and
Lloyd Tubb.-Home repairs. metal work
THOSE. R. L. CARTER
Abstracts of Title Loans on Real Estate
Registered Real Estate Broker
REID AVENUE PORT ST. JOE, FLA."
* CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING *
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
Small house in Oak Grove for quick
sale at $1,700. Terms to responsible
party. See us quick!
DO YOU WANT TO SELL?
If you have a lot, a house, a busi-
ness .building for sale, we would
like you to know that we have con-
stant and daily calls for same, and.
the supply is far, far short of the
IRemember, we attend to all de-
rtails after you have given us your
price, except, of course, the execu-
tion of the contract or deed. We
furnish the advertising, the abstract
of title and the papers necessary
to complete the deal, plus notary
waik. If you arem planning to leave
and have property to dispose of, to
lease or rent, we will be glad to
attend to every detail for you.
'DO YOU WANT TO BUILD?
'We have some very desirable lots
in FHA-approved territory. We have
approved MHA house plans in the
office and we can finance your se-
lection, both modest and elaborate.
DO YOU WANT A LOAN?
If you want to -borrow to buy, to
Te-finance an existing real estate
mortgage indebtedness over a long-
,ar period and with mbre convenient
-payments; if you need help with
:your business structure-we have
meanss to fill your needs.
We have helped .many, many
,others and can help you. Satisfied
clients are our -best advertisement.
FURNITURE Solid oak djiing
suite, table and 4 chairs, in ex-
cellent condition. Phone 235-J. 3*
STEEL SAFE. See Leo Kennedy at
Century Loan Company. Phone
61. 9-26 10-3c
FURNITURE-Maple finish dining
table and 4 chairs, corner caAbinet
and chaise lounge. Mrs. T. S. Colde-
wey, phone 251. 9-26 103c
FOR SALE-2-wheel trailer, 5x10-
foot body, $45. Call Lilius Jewel-
ry Store. 8-15tt
There are things in life that make
And music brightens our every
Check this list and you'll agree
Our collection of Records are
from A to Z.
I Wish I Didn't Love You So--
Peg o' My Heart-Ted Weems.
That's What I Like About the West
Move It On Over-Hank Williams.
Near You--Andrew Sisters.
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
. -Danny Kaye.
Missouri Waltz-Eddy Howard.
Joey Blond's Sister-Moon Mullican
An Apple Blossom Wed'ding-Buddy
- Album of the Week
HEAR THEM AT
ST. JOE FURNITURE &
HELP WANTED MALE
COURT OF HONOR
(Continued from Page 1)
Frank Young-Auntomorbiling, ma-
chine-ry, home repairs, safety, pub-
lic health, .metal work, cement work
and first aid.
< Wendell Sangster-Home repairs
:and animal industry.
next Monday, and he urges all par-
ents having boys 12 years of age
or older, to bring them or have
them me's.t with the S'cout troop at
the Centennial building next Mon-
day evening, ae the new year starts
after the roundup is complete-d.
(Continued from page 7)
JUNIOR COMMANDO CLUB
ORGANIZED FOR P.-T. A.
A P.-T. A. Junior Commando
Club, sponsored by the publicity
department of the Parent-Teacher
Association under the direction of
Mrs. Ralph Swatts, general chair-
man, has -been organized for the
purpose of helping to build up at-
tendiance at..the regular meetings.
This organization is made up of an
enthusiastic bunch of youngsters
from the two fifth grades who vol-
unt'ered for this service. Through-
out the year they are to assist In
every possible way In spreading
the news of meetings and special
functions. Their first service -was
the distribution of handbills an-
nouncing the September meeting.
Mrs. Sol Cuchih'ari has graciously
consented to act as commando cap-
tain, and the other fifth grade
teacher, Mrs. Davis, will act as sec-
retary and keep a record of the
The Commando Club will be
given special recognition at one of
the regular P.-T. A. meetings, and
already they are looking forward
to a big party or picnic which will
be given before the year is over,
probably in the early spring.
MRS. ADAMS HOSTESS TO
The weekly meeting of the Pres-
byterian Auxiliary was held. Mon-
CHOOSE YOUR AIR FORCE day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
DO YOU WANT TO BUY, SCHOOL BEFOiRIE ENLISTING! Claude M. Adams, with Mrs. P. D.
We have a few choice offerings ALL EXPENSES PAID AND AT Prows, the president, *calling the
left, 'but they are moving so fast it LEAST $75 LEARNING meeting to order.
hardly pays to list them. To pick a Never 'before h.as the Air Force Plans were made for Rally Day
few, which may be. gone when you offered the young men of America and for the district rally at which
read this the chance to select one of more tine.,the local auxiliary will be lios
ead than 35 Air Force specialist schools f t P
A pretty little house on 7th near before signing up. But right now, tess for this Presbyterian district.
-Woodiward. A bargain at $3,150 with and for a limited period, men with An interesting Bible study was
rnmall payment dewn and, balance a high school education can sign presented.by Mrs. J. R. Smith.
like rnt p for 3 year's or more and be as- At the conclusion of the meeting
llitke:rent. sured, of attending the school of
.A beautiful beach home 6 miles their choice. Mrs. Adams served 'light. refresh-
ut, every convenience, large lot. You men with previous service
ut, every convenience, large lot. can.begin this career close to home LEGAL ADVERTISING
A fair down payment and balance with reasonable assurance of a one- -
like rent. year assignment in your selected NOTICE TO CREDITORS
A neat little place at White City. Army Area. In the County Judge's Court, Gulf
Very reasonable. You may choose radio, radar, County, Florida. IN PROBATE.
Very ieasonable.u weather observation, aircraft me- In re. Estate of Horace W. Soule,
Very desirable building lots, 16th ehanics or control tower operation
Street, Palm Blvd. and Monument. and whatever the field, your A_-rmy de-ceased.
and Air Force Recruiting Officer All creditors of the estate of Hor-
THOS. R. L. CARTER can provide you with complete de- ace W. Soule, deceased, are hereby
tails and the necessary application
'Registered Real Estate Broker blanks. After your specialized train- notified and required to file any
Phone 201 317 Reid Avenue ing, you will be assigned to a uiz: claims or demands which they may
Port St. Joe, Florida which need's a man with 'your skill, have against said estate, in the of-
S EA young man! who embarks upon flee of the County Judge of Gulf
SPECIALan aviation career in this way
stanmls an excellent chance for rapid County, Florida, within eight (8)
CONTRACTING and BUILDING :adu:ncement. calendar months from the date of
SAny Type Building Early choice 'will be best choice, the first publication of this notice,
SMITH AND SMITH so go younearest U. S. Army each claim or demand must be in
and Air Force Recrniting Station
Building Contractors 17* at 210 Harrison Avenue, Panama writing and must state. the place of
Phone 159 Apalachicola, Fla. City, Fla., today Get full details at residence and postoffice address or
LODGE NOTICES no obligation to you whatsoever. A the claimant and must be sworn to
Real opportunity awaits you. chi agent his
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M--1" by the clhimant, his agent or his
'Part St. Joe Lodge 11'1. Regular FOR RENr attorney, or it will become void ac-
A meetings 2nd arid 4th Fri-'c....
Says each2mdonth, 8:004 hFim CONCRETE MIXER for rent, $5.00 cording to law.
Members urged to attend; ler day. Spillers and Nichols, Selptem.ber 10th, 1947.
-visiting brothers welcome. D. L. Phone 83 or 304. 10-24* C. L. COSTIN,,
,Owens, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec. BEACH COTTAGES Furnished, C. L. Costin, as Administratr
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, I. 1. from $25 to $30 per month, with of the estate of Horace W.
0. F.-Meets every Wednesday water and lights. Mrs. M. Whitaker.' Soule, deceased.
night at 8 o'clock in Masonic hall. Anderson Cottages. 26* E. OCLAY LEWIS. Jr.,
visiting brethren invited.B.B.Conk- APARTMENTS FOR RENT Attorney for Administrator.
lin, N.G.; W.H. Sansom, Secretary. FOR APARTMENTS See First publication on September 12,
FORays To Advertise Try It. I Apatm ts. See 1947 9-1210-3
it Pays To- Advertise Try it. a S'irey AparL'ments. 8-3
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Rowan, Jr., of,
Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs, WIbur
Norton of Dawson, Ga., are visiting
here this week with MVrI. and Mrs.
F. M. Rowan and' other relatives.
It pays to advertise try iti!
L MEET YOUR
SWILKS JEWELRY COMPANY
Diamonds and Jewelry.
WE TEACH WATCHES TO
l l TELL THE TRUTH
' COMPLETE' SERVICE
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
Sy We recommend fire Insurance because Its easy to start a fire
SUPQe BUCK ALEXA NDE R;
Plmbi GENERAL PLUMBING
SREPIR c SEWER CLEANING and REPAIR
G. W. BRODNAX
J Phone 88 Brooks Sporting Goods
car_ Come In and See
S -CE THE NEW GULF TIRE
Our Specialty-Wash, Polish and Wax
GQod Gulf Gas, Oils and Grease
l GULF SERVICE STATION
,i r. '* "
Nobody can say that "Young's Food Store" didn't
' hit Port St. Joe with a STORM, although we can
assure you that we did not have anything to do with
the storm_ coming. 'In spite of the bad weather we
had a wonderful opening, and wish to take' this op-
portunity to thank our friends and customers, for
their patronage. .
For This Week-end We Have a Few
"VERY SPECIALS' To Go, Along
i7 h O S i",, C ^l^
wtl m urI petctIs .
NO. 2 CAN NO. 2 CAN
SWEET CORN 15c DOG FOOD, 2
20 OZ. CAN FRESH
PORK and BEANS 16c BANANAS, per lb. 12c
LETTUCE, per head 12c POTATOES,'10 lbs. 36c
I PRINCE ALBERT
Young's Food Store
"SHOP AT. YOUNG'S AND SAVE"
Raymond' Lawrence-Life saving, ments to Mesda.mes T. R. L. Carter,
cooking, .woodwork, swimming, ce- J. R. Smith, B. E. Kenney, W. A.
ment work, first aid, metal work. Lewis Jr., H. A. Campbell, T. J.
Paul Ramsey--Automobiling. Mitchell and P. D. Prows and Miss
Awards tor airplane models were Eva Daniel.
made by T. Waldo Davis, with first The next meeting of the auxiliary
prize, of a miniature airplane motor will be with Mrs. W. A. Lewis Jr.,
given by the Davis Air School, go- at her beach home.
ing to Elbert Sutton; second prize -
of a similar motor, given by J. V.
Freeman, going to Lloyd Tubb, and For MATTRESS
third prize of an airplane ride,
given by the Rotary Clubf, also go- MAIL POS
ing 'to Elbert Sutton. DIXIE MATTR]
Scoutmast.r J. T. Simpson states 628 Oak Avenue
that the annual nationwide roundup WE PICK UP E
of Boy Scouts of America starts
ORK RUG CLEANING
SR K and AWNINGS
Panama City, Florida,.,'
EVERY FRIDAY 10-10*.
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THE.STAR, PORT ST. JOE, wrJLF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER, 26, 1947: