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The Home Newspaper of Northwest Florida's Future Industrial Center
VOLUME XI PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1947 NUMBER 11
First Draft By Bar Association
Committee Chairman Calls
For Drastic Alterations
A tentative "first draft" of a pro-
posed new state constitution for
Florida, embodying many "drastic"
changes, has been made public by
Dan H. Readfearn, Miami attorney,
named chairman early in 1946 of a
special Florida Bar Association
committee to draft a new model of
th S2-times amended state consti-
tution, adopted in 1885.
Among principal changes pro-
posed in the new constitution, first
)draft of which is intended to pro-
voke discussion and criticism for
consideration in' a final draft, are:
Centralizing executive functions
in eight departments instead of as
now in the more than twenty ex-
officio boards made up of various
arrangements of the governor and
six cabinet members.
Increasing legislative repres-enta-
tion of counties of more than 100,-
000 population, 'boosting the num-
bar of representatives from 95 to
Doubling pay of legislators, noiw
$6 per day, for the 60-day ,biennial
Lowering the legal voting age in
*Florida from 21 to 18, as already
done in Georgia.
Simplifying Florida's complicated
(Continued on page 5)
Judge Hutchison Resigns;
Lewis Announces for Post
At a meeting of the district bar
association at Marianna Thursday
afternoon of last week, Circuit
Judge Ira A. Hutchison, who has
served on the-bench for more than
20 years', stated that he would not
be a candidate for re-election in
the May primary.
Citing the need for "''some younger
member of the !bar" to assume the
justice administrative duties, Hut-
chison said he had for a long time
"been giving serious consideration
to r.etirinrg on or before the ex-
piration' of the present term."
Two members of the bar last
Thursday announced their inten-
tion of running for election to the
position, being E. Clay Lewis, Jr.,
of this city and Thomas Sale of
Panalma City. The announcement
came as a surprise., said Lewis
'when your editor hopp d on him
for not giving- us a break last week
on the story.
Possibility of early retirement by
Hutchison was indicated in his an-
nouncement (his -term expire's in
January, 1949) in which case an in-
terinm judge, might Tbe appointed by
Governor Caldwell, or, the judge-
ship left open until the primary
should indicate the will of the pub-
lic. Should it 'be left open, Judge E.
C. Welch of Marianna, the other
judge in the 14th judicial circuit,
B. E. Kenney Undergoes
Brain Tumor Operation
,News 'was received here Wed-
nesday that Basil E. Kenney, who
had gone to a hospital in New Or-
.e.ans for treatment, has undergone
an operation for the removal of a
small tumo' aof the brain.
At last reports Mr. Kenney was
recuperating satisfactorily, and his
many friends wish for him a speedy
Moose Giving Fish Fry
, And Turkey Shoot Today
There will 'be a turkey shoot and
fish fry sponsored by-the Loyal Or-
der of Moose to be held today ,at
Wimico Lodge, White City, begin-
ning at 11 a. in. and continuing un-
Proceeds of the event will be
:ised to fill Christmas baskets for
underprivileged children of Gulf
county and their families. Everyone
is urged to attend,,as this is a most
Among a number of special
events will .be a. shoot for 'women
only, and during the afternoon ar-
rangements have been made for a
'series of games for the children.
A small charge will be made for
the fish fry.
Port Theater To Show
Manager Norris McCullom of the
Port Theater came busting into the.
Star office late Wednesday demand-
ing a half-page ad for the Louis-
Wolcott fight pictures and at least
a five-column screamer across the.
top of page one. We gave him what
advertising space we could, and
this is his screamer.
Seems that Mac is one of a few
lucky theater managers in this sec-
tion to get first release on the filmp
and he, will show it at a late show
next Wednesday night at 10:45.
"Come see the entire fight on our
screen." says Mac, "and draw your
own conclusions as to who was the
SCHOOL BOARD TO GET 6TH
FOUNDATION FUND CHECK
The Gulf county board of punb-
lic instruction will receive $11,287
next week as the sixth installment
of school fund's from the state min-
imum foundation program fund.
The county will receive $8,820
Xor teacher-s salaries. $1,023 for
transportation and $1.444 for Qur-
A total of $2,707,455 will be sent
to all 67 Floridsa counties.
Jeep Hauls Big Load
Fred Anthony and Pete Mahon
of Apalachicola really 'believe all
they read about the Jeep automo-
bile. They stopped in town Tues-
day en route to Apalachicola from
Panama City with their Willys-Jeep
loaded down with 1220 pounds of
celote.x wallboard. Four packs of
:he board 'were lashed to tile top.
"Had to put 'enm on top to keep the
front end of the car on the ground,"
Auxiliary Christmas Broadcast
The American Legion Auxiliary
will present a musical radio Christ-
mas party December 20. from 4 to
4:30 p. m. OST., over the. Mutual
Broadcasting System, which will be
dedicated to the hospitalized veter-
ans throughout the nation. Every-
one is urged to tune in.
Attend Funeral of Nephew
Mrs. Pauline Murdock and son
Waring left Tuesday for Clearwater
to attend the funeral of Mrs. Mur-
C. W. Long, owner of the West-
ern Auto store, was called to Baln-
briidge, Ga., Tuesday due to 'the. ill-
ness of a sister.
Suffers Broken Leg
J. B. Traiweek of Kenney's Mill
Are In Reality A
Gift To the Giver
Everyone Who BuyA Seals Give
Themselves a Christmas Gift
of Health Protection
Through the Christmas Seal, men
and women in all walks of life. have
participated in the campaign to
eradicate tuberculosis in the United
States, have helped bring about an
Giristm s Seals in the tubercu-
-losis death rate
since the early
part of the cen-
I In terms of
human life, this
o. .T Prtode lowering of the
Arsnt Tbrca sav
resents a saving
death rate rep-
of 4,000,000 lives
-lives of people who would have
died of tuberculosis i1 the TB death
rate of 1907, when the first Christ-
inas Seals were sold in this coun-
try, had continued to prevail. Many
factors are involved in this lower-
ing of the death rate, but un-
dor:btedly the people themselves
'have made an outstanding contribeu-
lion through their support of' .their
local tuberculosis association and
its program to prevent the spread
of tuberculosis, financed entirely
by the sale of Christmas Seals.
We cannot, however, afford to
rest on our laurels. Progress has
been made. but there. is much more
work to be done .Before tuberculo-
sis ceases to threaten the health of
our people. Tuberculosis still takes
the lives of some 53,000 Americans
a year. It is still the first disease
cause of death in the age group be-
tween 15 and 44.
We cannot call off the battle
against tuberculosis until complete
victory is ours. For our own protec-
tion, and 'for the protection of our
children, we must continue to sup-
port the campaign against tubercu-
losis. We must continue to buy
Actually, when we ibuy Christmas
Seals we are giving ourselves a gift
-a gift in health protection.
Two Pay Filing Fee In
The first two entries in next
year's Florida gubernatorial race
put their qualification money oni
the line Monday and mailed copies
of their platforms to newspapers of
Richard H. Cooper. DeLand news-
paper man, mailed his $600 qualifi-
cation fee and oath of candidacy to
Secretary of State Boeb Gray, and
a few hours later Attorney General
Tom Watson sent his in from his
office in the capitol.
They are the first two to enter
the race formally, but there are at
least six more who have announced
their intention of running.
Candidates have until March 20
to qualify. Candidates for most
other state offices must qualify by
February 1. The first primary elec-
tion will ,be May 4.
RECEIVES BRAIN CONCUSSION
AS RESULT OF 3-STORY FALL
Mrs. E. V. Hollis was called to
Jacksonville Tues'day to the bed-
side of her hu.tiband, who suffered
a concussion of the 'brain when he
fell three stories down an elevator
Mrs. Hollis was accompanied to
suffered a 'broken leg when he fell Jacksonville by her 'brother, J. R.
last Saturday. Chestnut.
Body of Pfc. J. B. Jones
Returned From Europe
Funeral services were held yes-
terday mn.irning at 11 o'clock at the
national cemetery iii Mobile, Ala.,
lor Pic. James B. Jones, son of Mrs.
Minnie H. Jones of this city, who
was killed in the 'Battle of the
Bulge on January 14, 1945, and-
whose remains were returned to
the United States recently.
Mrs. Jones was unable to attend
the last rites due to illness, but
rhe body 'was claimed by two sis-
ters, Miss Vernice Jones of this
city and Mrs. Homner Stokes of Pan-
Deceased was employed by the
St. Joe LumIbeir & Export Com-
pany prior to entering the service.
Toy Matinee Tomorrow
Is Sponsored By Moose
A special matinee will be pre-
sented at the Port Theater tomor-
row morning at 10:30 o'clock spon-
sored by the local lodge of the
Loyal Order of Moose for the ben-
efit of underprivileged children of
The picture to be .shown will be
"Leave It to Blondie," and admis-
sion will be one useable toy or a
can of food of any kind.
All children of this section are
urged to attend and help qthier
children who are not as fortunate
SEASON ON MULLET
Florida's first state-wide closed
season on i illet "h sing starLed
Wednesday, and until January 20
it will be against the law to take,
possess or transport mullet in any
of the 67 counties.
Up until the 1947 legislature
adopted a uniform state-wide closed
season, general law -provided 'a De-
cem'ber 1 to January 20 ban, but-it
was .largely ineffective because of
a number of special acts exempting
Hallford To Receive Degree
R. F. Hallford, former pastor of
thie local Baptist Church, writes is
that final arrangements are being
made for conferring upon him by
the American Bible College the de-
gree of Graduate. in Theology. This
is the second degree conferred oni
Rev. Hallford since leaving Port
St. Jee, the Bachelor of Theology
degree having beci" conferred on
him last June )by Mount Vernon
In President Truman's Escort
Highway Patrolman Olin Davis
was selected as one of 41 members
of the state patrol to act as escort
to President Truman on his visit
to Florida last week and to assist
in directing tra ffic at the dedica-
tion of 'the Everglades National
Visitors From Chattahoochee
Miss Hazel Ford and Miss Bron-
nie Neel of Chattahoochee are vis-
iting' hi-e this week with Mis?
Ford's parents.. Mr. and Mrs. J. VW.
Was Built for War Use In 1942 At
A Cost of $2,000,000 and Saw
Service In Pacific Area
The seagoing hopper dredge. USS
Lyman began work this week of
deepening the entrance channel to
St. Jose,phs Bay, which had shoaled
to such an extent as to create. a
hazard to vessels using the chan-
.nel. It is expected that work will
also be done in the channel front-
ing the docks here as well as the
north and south channels.
Built in 1942 at a cost of $2,000,-
000 and one of four such ships con-
stnucted to keep harbors clear to
Allied naval vessels and other ship-
ping, the Lyman, saw service at
Manila and Cavite during the war.
The dredge, which is on loan' to
the Mobile. district of the army en-
ginieers from the Jacksonville dis-
trict, i's a twin-screw, deiser elec-
tric ,powered job with an overall
length of 216 feet and a draft of 12'
feet 6 inches when fully loaded.
Cost of operating the vessel is
about $1500 a day, but the dividends
it returns in elimination of naviga-
tion hazards more than cancel the
cost of operation.
Unlike the. dredges used In St.
Josephs Bay in past years, which
were pipeline dredges that merely
siphoned the sand, from the chan-
nels to a different location, the
(Continued on Page 3)
Chrishias ,SuytW,- -
Feature P.-T. A. Meet
Parents are requested to bring
their children to the next meeting
Cf the Parent-Teacher Association,
which will be held Thursday, De-
cemlber 19, a 8 p.,m. in: the school
auditorium at which time a beauti-
ful and unusual program will be
presented by Mrs. Charles Brown,
featuring. the Christmas Story in
pantomime.. with Mrs. Ben Dickens
as the reader and school children
taking the other parts. Those who
have heard, Mrs. Dickens review
"The Great Tide" are looking for-
ward to a really excellent perform-
Another highlight of the Christ-
mas program will 'be the miniature
choir presented 'by Mrs. Joe Le-
As this program will be of in-
.terest to everyone, regardless of
age. a record attendance is ex-
Second Tuiy Begins
Operation In Port
A second tng began operations in
lhe1 local port latr last week under
'the ownership of John Maddox, H.
C. Davis, Jr.. and Dave Maddox, in-,.
corporated as the Gulf Towing Co.
The steel-hulled vessel has an
overall length of 741/2 feet and is
powered with a 495 horsepower del-
Attending Ford Plant Opening
Undergoes Appendectomy W. O0. Anderson and Vic Ander-
Little Terrence Hinote under- son left yesterday for Atlanta to
went an' appendectomy at the mu- i*ttend the for:iia o0p .::-; of the
nicipal hospital Thursday of last sew Ford plant which will serve
week. the southeastern states.
To Be Fitted For Leg III With Pneumonia
Billy Hammock left Monday for Little Miss Carolyn Brigman is
Birmingham, Ala., where he will be quite ill at the local- hospital with
fitted for a new, streamlined 1948 pneumonia, and her friends wish
her a speedy recovery.
PAETOTESAPRS.JE UFCONY LRD RDY EEBR1,14
The Low Down
i Willis Swamp
Editor The Star:
I see in my. crystul 'ball a dark
omen--looks a leetle like the old
O'PA skelekon. But I'll betcha it
ain't a-gonna *be called any sich
name as OPA-it'll be a teensy,
weensy control this time, them Boy
Wunders say-jist a leetle super-
vision over a few major items like
xieb-e wheat and steel and etc.
Nuthin' mor'n that-jist temporary
They is still something like an
excess of a millyun, on Uncle Sam-
uel's payroll-left-overs frumrn them
Reverse the Order
More than 100 years ago Europe
furnished American breeders with a
foundation stock of draft horses
needed then for newly invented
reapers and huge drays. Until World
War II, interested American farm-
ers continued the importation of
purebred Perqherons. Now, with
Europe ravaged of horse power
needed for reconstruction, American
breeders can look forward to re-
turning Europe's courtesy and find-
ing a lively export market for good
Bus of Tomorrow
Plans for future motor buses con-
template air-conditioning, individual
radios, snack bars, rest rooms,
stewardess service, two-way radio
communication, announcer system
and non-frosting windows.
there .big days of the Alphabet. v -V V
Them -folks-excess baggage, I call __g
'e has gotta keep something'
stirred up so it'll look like they is
'busy vs. jist bein' on the payroll,
and sitting' there with their feet on
the desk. They have convinced old The RE
Uncle Harry that something' should P R E
Ought ibe done. Looks like I'll have
to write and warn Uncle Harry
agin I guess-he's running' around
with the wrong crowd. Have your
Kin you have a leetle control a Graduat
like they say, sez Henry, and nh pound the
have big control next? Well, Hank,
I sez, they used to be a feller over tor orders
in Oarrahbelle and he sed he knowed and pures
hbow to shoo) off a cannon a leetle
at a time, and not make sich a )big!
poise. He tried it. Well, the under-
taker, after doin' his very best on iCar
the remains, you couldn't even then
tell, who it wuz-or had bin. Phone 27I
Yourss with the low down,
A Good Doctor Is
Only Half the Cure
est Depends On the
SCR I OPTION !
V- at ot
r prescriptions filled by
e Pharmacist. We com-
.m exactly as your doc-
s, using only the best
er Drug Co.
Port St. Joe, Fla.
Visitor From Sumatra
Mrs. J. J. Lindsay of Sumatra
was the guest last week-end of her
son and family, Mr. and Mrs. James
Make Business Trip
Mr. and Mrs. C. WV. Horton made
a 'business trip Tuesday to Quincy
Every ads carries a message-
a message that will save money.
As Near As Your
Comforter Funeral Home
601 LONG AVENUE
PHONE 326 Day or Night
24-Hour Ambulance Service
Shop In Panama City
Mrs. S. C. Prid-geon and Mrs.
Harbld Kirkland were shoppers in
Panama City Wednesday.
It pays to advertise try it!
Visitor From Wewa
Mrs. R. W. Suber of Wewahit-
chka was the guest Tuesday of Mr.
and Mrs. James Lindsay.
Subscribe to The Star--2 year.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT 10:45
(REGULAR ADMISSION PRICES)
Exactly as it happened at Madison Square
Garden last Friday night.
the fight to Louis. Come see the entire
fight on our screen and make your own con-
clusions as to who actually won the fight.
The judges gave
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No matter how delicious a Thanksgiving dinner is, or how
much everybody eats, there always seems to be a lot left.
That's all to the good these days especially if you know
how to stretch your left-overs. And here's how:
GLAMORIZE YOUR GOBBLER!
Turkey rates cheers when it re-
appears in this glamorous get-up:
Melt 3 tbsps. fat, stir in 3 tbsps.
flour, 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. dry
mustard. Gradually add 2 cups
milk. Cook over,
\\\ /////low heat, stirring
smooth. Add to 1
egg. Place 2 cups
sliced turkey in
bottom of 2-qt. casserole. Add 1
cup of A&P's modestly-priced
IONA STRING BEANS.
Top with sauce and 1 cup grated
cheese. Bake in hot oven, 4000F.,
about 20 minutes or till cheese is
melted and brown. Serves 4 to 6.
GIVE 'EM THE BIRD SO!
Say "aloha" to your Thanksgiving
turkey in true Hawaiian fashion
by serving slices of white meat
and broiled pineapple on buttered
MARVEL CRACKED WHEAT
BREAD. This oven-fresh bread
from the A&P is not only good,
but good for you, so enjoy it
soon and often! u
DRESS UP THAT DRESSING!
To turn left-over poultry dressing
into a real blessing, cube it and
saut6 a cup (more or less) with 1
medium onion (sliced) in fat until
lightly browned. Add a #2 can of
thrifty IONA TOMATOES from
the A&P, and heat.
ADD SAUCE TO YOUR SALAD!
Want to make the remains of
Thursday's cranberry sauce into
a delicious dressing for Sunday's
salad? Simply whip % cup thor-
oughly chilled evaporated milk,
add 1 cup cran-
berry sauce and \\ 1/
blend well. Extra
good with salad
made like this:
Dissolve 1 pkg.
orange gelatin in
1/ cups boiling water; add 1 tsp.
of salt, a dash of cayenne, 1 tsp.
of celery salt and 2 tbsps. of
ANN PAGE VINEGAR the
pure cider vinegar sold only at
the A&P. Cool till partially thick-
ened; add 1 tbsp. grated onion
and 1 cup grated raw carrot. Turn
into 4 individual molds and chill.
For Gifts that endure and endear give Furniture and you give years
For Gifts that endure and endear give Furniture and you give years
of comfort and joy. .
2-Piece Kroebler Livitng
Room Suites .
Rase Rockers, Tapestry
Sofa Beds, Nation
4-Piece Walnut F
. See our large selection!
. $79.50 up
tes .. $79.95
Table Lamps, Wide Selection $4.95
Philco, Westinghouse and
Zenith Radios $19.95 up
Combination Radio and
Record Players $76.95 up
Westinghouse and Samson
Electric Irons $10.95
Purrey Blankets, Nationally
Wagoner Electric Water
Heaters, 30 gal. $89.50
Westinghouse Electric Water
Heaters, 30 gal. $114.95
6-Way Floor Lamp, Mogul '
Florence Electric Ranges $239.50
We have many other splendid gift items. Visit us and let us help you
make your selections. Buy now and pay next year!
Complete/ Hoe Furnishings...
PORT ST. JOE
THE STAR, PORT,St. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1947*
g gg- a i-g4PM HOPPER DREDGE way when work. just completed
a job of restoring the channel lead-
S(Continued from page 1) ing ilo St. Andrews Bay at Pan-
SLyman sucks up 720 cubic yards oama City It is. une the super-
S h UV-said in 30 minutes, deposits it in vision of Col. Joseph J. Twitty, dis-
eight huge built-in hoppers and vsma fCit I os e ithe
eight huge built-in hoppers and trict engineer, Mobile, and the skip-
then disgorges it in the Gulf aster t e M j_ id e kp
the ort f hor e after per is Capt. J. G. Swan, a veteran
a short run offshore. of 24 years with the army engi-
"" .. o Two large tubes which flank it neers. He was named cmmanrer
,neers. He was named commander
,.^ :* .- ,,. /' on either side are let down over of the Lyman when she was com-
Sthe area to be dredged and cen- issioned in 1945 and, sailed with.
/ trifugal pumps churn, bringing the her and directed operations in th
sand up through the, tubes and into Philippines.
". the hoppers, working something on ___ ___
Sthe order of a vacuum cleaner. Un-
like pipeline dredges, which are Spools First Used
nSilk thread was first placed on
anchored by the strn and swung spools in 1849 by Gen. Merritt Hem-
T'to ror v he Other aTa theyn DE
to and fro over the area they are inway in his factory at Watertown,
dredging, the hopper type vessel Conn. Before that time silk was
,cannot stand still but must have sold in skeins.
Vol. u1 Fridays December 12 1947 No. 19
LUCKY HOLIDAY SCOOPS RING CHRISTMAS BELLS
Snot often these days thattl
S, ,e 5to make a special buy
quality merchandise. However,
,beeni able to secure, items
Sthatdesere your most careful coTips From Across Ourn-
your budget on Christmas buyuniner To Wise
"J .! ,:, ".Port Ai t. Joe, Florida Shoppers"
J". '" CHRISTMAS SCOOP!OP
N LUCKY HOLIDAY SCOOPCOATSRINGBELLS
Are you wIse to the fact that me Hardy s made to sell for $35.00
SBar has St. Joe's biggest and most coOUDER AT BOYLES DEPARTMENT STORE
.p -I ^Th 'k.T' .B' ., ,f.^/.+, JDEAR SHI79OPPveRS :
Sturer who is closing outhese days that line
right weight for Florida our
SW ines for ChristmasLa special buy
'" ....fAV R'n' C l 01 n FORESTER i," ',Swe've, mbeen.aaeble to securer, items r m
t you D r that deswilrtal yt tot. c yful con-t
...sidherate in tin your effort to holdme
,,I.. "LD C WL3,AIour .budget on. Chris5-tmaas buying.
.COT HES 4Lis ten:
SCHRISTMAS SCHRISTMAS SCOOPCOOP!
JOHNNY WALKER WHITE HORSE TEACHER'S NUMBER 2. Men's Tan Gabar-C
OLD GRANDAD E. Joe'sARY TIMES WALKER'S Ch bcote they a fo l" 'c-
plete lineW n of W whiskies, o ht mas 'Liquersd dt ones w toae o59 pir .o ,. and t 'the fo. i -- "
rgfacturer d $ 5 on a r iz yu cash
O diARDA'S C RH y aDmsEmE d O T AL OA
h!you $5.00 on a coat. w hatta ya say ?
SI. W. HARPER OLD C C H HARLIE OLD HICKORY CHRSTMAS SCOOP!
ANAD AN JOHNNY WALKER WHITE HORSE TEACHERSUMBER 3. 144 Pairs CHILD- U 2. M'T. b-
SREN'S BEDROOM SHOES mad ne RAINCOATS made te to
SEAGRAM 'S V U R sell for 98c a $1.95. Boyles
BLACK a WH BLENDED W IS BLACK VAT 69IES $29. (
SEAGRAM'S SUNYBROOK PM DeLUXE some alike thisre shear before the warning oo inedOur Try
and match this!
LORD CALVERT CALVERT'S FLEISCHMANN'S COMY SLIPPER that's just ar-
MOUNT VERNON KING'S LANSDOWNE rived! It makes you thi
PARK TILFORD HALLER'S KINSEY madebined! Comes in reputalossom Pan-
I. W. HGALLAGHER-BURTON'S CREAM OF KENTUCKY CHRISTMAS SCOOP! give HER a new thri
RENSEDRM SHOES made you know SHE deserves the best
T, ^ t here it is! Size 4/ to 9
AN' D AA's to B's (Boyles Cas
SEAGRAM'S DUNBAR'SooPrice is .only $5.50, a small con-
II Quart 2l-YeaS-OldBISaWULLi 1 __ There's much we'd like to tell sideration!)
Syou this week and we are only
SPortuguese Port Wane . On~y = touching the high spots with the
T ST 'w est word's possible (actions s.-Forgot to mention a ship-
SfWHILE IT LA S -spe.ak louder than words meant of QUALITY LUGGAGE :or
we believe less a worlds and more men and women Pullman
roai Value Action will serve you and Week-end Cases for Ladies
Yours Nearly Popping panioT for Men .:... Cowhide
SA With Christmas piit. Gladton Bag too. A look
SRHENLEY'S. GLENN BOYLES. will give you a "go" feeling!
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1247
Published Every Friday at 306 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Fla., by The Star Publishing Co.
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as sqeond-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla.. under Act of March S, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
One Year....... $2.00 Six Months....... $1.00
tiemenrts, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount receiWed for such advertisement.
The spoken t ord is given scant attention; the printed word
Is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
Is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country ----" Right or Wrong
DISTRIBUTE CHEER TO THE WIDEST
It is getting near the time now when, on the
fingers of their two hands,, the children of
Port St. Joe may count the days to Christmas.
This is, indeed, the week before the Christmas
week, and into it will be packed full content
of altruistic adventure, for it should be one of
the best yule seasons since that fateful and
long-to-be-remembered December 7 of 1941.
Perhaps the greatest joys of Christmas
come in these days before, when, as at no
other time, the mind is full of pleasant
thoughts for others. Everyone likes to make
good plans, to anticipate the surprise and joy
they will bring.
Now we have moved into the full flush of
the pre-holiday season, into those last days in
Ilwhich an "early" shopping will be possible.
And we are greeted by glowing lights, the rib-
bons and tinsel of decorations, and the great-
est exhibit of wares and goods in years. Could
we assemble under one roof, and call it a fair,
the articles which are spread out by the mer-
chants of Port St. Joe in windows and on
counters, we could make a bid for a large
and -rapt audience and would vote the expo-
sition a rare one.
It is more fun, perhaps to walk around press-
ing faces against the panes, loitering near the
counters where toy machinery performs its
wonders, looking at the'books, listening to the
radios and wondering at the great variety of
articles on display. Beautiful, convenient, prac-
tical, sentimental and ornamental; works of-
art and invention, for the grownup and the
child, the gifts of Christmas are spread in their
This is an invitation being accepted joyfully
by the residents of the city, who are seeing
to it that nothing is to mean the loss of the
Yuletide pleasures. As a boon to the times
comes the generosity and kindliness of the
human heart with this chance of expression
which means, in addition to the joy given tihe
recipients of gifts, the employment of extra
clerks, work for the artisans, and a timely
circulation of money.
The holiday awaits and' the nation is pre-
pared. nto the streets and stores move the
chowds who are thinking of others; funds for
the aid of the unfortunate receive more sup-
port than ever. There is a firm determination
to spread out this year., as never before, the
cheer of the season.
And Christmas is but two weeks 6ff!
"The time has come." quoth the raven, "to
do your early Christmas shopping."
Now that Mrs. Hl[ush has been uncovered
there remains only the minor matter of dis-
covering Mrs. "Whiish" Raleigh, and then we
clnn concentrate on our Christmas shopping.
WHAT DO WE SEE?
What do we see when we go out?
Do the sights of a street merely convey to
us a stretch of hard, unyielding pavement, or
does it convey a picture of life and interest?
As we pass by the stores of Port St. Joe, do
we see merely a lot of goods which we cannot
afford to buy this Christmastide but which we
will buy, or do we see spread out before us
for the taking an education without spend-
ing- a penny?
very street, whether it be in Port St. Joe,
New York or Paris, has a distinct personality
of its m\ n. Its people and shops present to the
discerning person a colorful phase of life. The
ways of the habitual frequenters of a certain
street may not be our ways. To the truly re-
ceptive mind, however, they present a picture
just as vivid and far more truthful than what
we may see on the screen of the Port Theater.
The mind that is dull sees nothing bult a
street full of things not wanted. The active
mind delves behind the building walls and
finds an interest in the lives of the people for
whom the street exists. First, perhaps, it sees
the retailers and visualizes their thoughts and
struggles behind the professional smiles which
greet the possible customer, even though that
particular merchant may have his back to the
wall and is unable to meet his obligations. It
sees the mind of the consumers whose homes
and ways of living demand the class of mer-
chandise displayed for sale. It sees life-not
just a row of windows. Very window display
on Reid and Monument Avenues is a mnanr-
festation of someone's. desire to please some-
one else, even though the root of it is a profit
or a means of livelihood.
Instead of giving the show windows merely
a passing glance, suppose we take the trouble
to see all that is in them. They are full of ideas,
not only for Christmas gifts, but ideas which
can be used for the betterment of our own
lives, whether it be our personal appearance,
"business efficiency, use of leisure, diet, or
home comforts and conveniences.
SThe Port St. Joe show windows right now
contain thousands of interesting items. Al-
though the trade channels through whici1
these goods normally pass is mainly associ-
ated with their application as supplies for hu-
man needs and a few fine luxuries, this is not
by any means the entire picture. Behind these
show windows there stands a store and, a per-
sonnel who possibly for many years have de-
voted their entire time and efforts to the art
of striving to meet the exacting demands of
So long as our needs are definitely in the
realm of. good supplies, the stores of Port St.
Joe can be of inestimable service to us, re-
gardless of the item. quantity or quality re-
quirements,, if given a chance to serve u,-.
There is no need of going to Panama City,
Dothan or Tallahassee or sending to the mail
order houses for inferior goods trade at
home where you will get another chance at
your dollar. A dollar spent or sent out of Port
St. Joe is a dollar gone forever.
You probably won't realize it, but during
the next four years you are going to pay out
approximately $40 a year for European relief.
This figure is based on internal revenue col-
lections in Florida (Floridians during the
1946-47 fiscal year paid in $413,725,955, or 1.54
per cent of the national total) which is about
$40 yearly for every permanent resident of the
state, men, women and children. This means
that during the next four.years 3.9 cents of
every dollar earned in Florida will be labeled
Keep smiling-and buy U S Savings Bonds.
LAFAYETTE DRY ELECTION cause 25 per cent of the qualified Grand Canyon State
IS VALID SAYS HIGH COURTivoters of the county did not sign The motte adopted by Arizona is
---- the petition calling for the election. Ditat Deus (God Enriches). Official
The state supreme court last Fri- The court ruled that "the duties flower of the state is the Saguaro
day validated a 1946 local option required to be done leading up to cactus, and the cactus wren is the
election prohibiting the sale of in- an election are in no respect official bird.
toxicating liquors in Lafayetta a part of the election." -
county. The election, resulting in a ----- _- Originates Chemical War
victory for the drys, had 'been de- Every ads carries a message- In battle, ants expel formic acid
dared void by the circuit judge be- a message that will save money, at their enemies.
Model Railroad Fans
It is estimated that there are 100,
000 mcdel railroad hobbyists in the
United States. These model rail-
roaders collectively own and oper-
ate enough trackage to reach from
New York to San Antonio, Tex.
Their total investment in trains and
tracks is more than 10 million dol-
%bi3**** *S * We Have Just Received a
0 Fine Line of
* SMALL LEATHER
9 I itMS
Billfolds, Change Purses,
Men's Belts, Sam Browne
D [el ts, Wrist Watch Straps,
Dog Harnesses, Key-Kits
and Key Rings, Suitcase *
Handles, Truck Drivers'
w Billfolds, Skate Straps.
SWe Also Stock a Full Line ot
All Types of Shoe Polishes
THE LEADER SHOE :
We Doctor Shoes, Heel Them, 0
* Attend Their Dyeing and 0
* Save Their Soles
Dodge and Plymouth
S Stuffing for Pillows
Kapok, famous for pillow stuffing,
is the down of the seed pods of the
ceiba tree, which is secured from
Java and in smaller amount from
other countries in that region.
ha 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 r
PHONE 5 PORT ST. JOE
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1947
THE STAR. PORTOST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Treating Trees To
Dropping needles or leaves of
Christmas trees, which strip the
trees of color and litter the floor,
long have been a Yuletide bane.
Therefore, the discovery of the
New York State College of Forestry
that waterglass spray will prevent
the spruce leaves from falling
comes as welcome news to family
and housewife alike.
Besides preserving the foliage,
the waterglass spray adds to the
decorative effect of the spruce by
leaving a slight silver sheen to the
green of the needle-like leaves. The
waterglass also has been found to
be a good fire retardant.
The college found that the shed-
ding of spruce leaves also can be
retarded by placing the base of the
tree in a bucket of moist earth,
peat moss or water. Users have re-
ported the success of this treat-
Income From Livestock
Approximately 65 per cent of the
income of New York farmers comes
from the sale of livestock and live-
stock products, according to Cornell
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1947
FLORIDA BASIC LAW
(Continued from page 1)
judicial system by merging county
courts-criminal, civil, probate, ju-
venile, domestic relations, crimes-
into the county circuit court.
authorizing one circuit judge for
each county, and one for each 25,-
000 population (now for each 50,-
000) in larger counties.
Making the executive head of
Florida's public school and univer-
sity system an appointive official,
Creating an active state board of
education with one member from
each congressional district. This
'would replace, the present ex-officio
'board of education made up 'of the
governor and four cabinet mem-
Merging offices of state attorney
and county solicitor under the new
office of county tax receiver.
Creation of a state, tax commis-
sion, to equalize assessments thru-
out Florida cities and counties.
Authorizing any oity to consoli-
date any of its functions, and of-:
fices with.the county in whIcln it is
Use Plywood in Homes
Government tests have demon-
strated plywood walls to be far
more rigid, and thus safer, than
walls of the conventional material
while at the same time the speed
with which these large panels are
applied effects savings in labor and
time. The dri-built type- of con-
struction, which utilizes the advan-
tages of fir plywood, rapidly is be-
coming the accepted method for
the building of many small and
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
Don't be a Bulbsnatcher!
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This is your day! Set the time; see the
car you've been told was years away!
A style-setting beauty, with a sparkling and
massive front grille. A car that is only five
feet high, and with the lowest center of
gravity you've ever known, but with a new,
all steel Monobilt body-and-frame that ,
gives you more inside head room than any
other car built today.
A car with the roomiest seats ever built
into any American-made automobile.
A car you step down into when entering,
not up on yet a car that maintains road
clearance! A car that cradles you not only
between axles, but ahead of the rear wheels.
All of this is made possible by a basic new
development in motor car design-Hudson's
Monobilt body-and-frame, shown in phan-
tom view and described to the right.
The Hudson dealers listed here are ready
with information about Hudson's all-new
Super-Six engine the most powerful six
built today-and Hudson's masterful Super-
Eight. They will tell you about Hudson's
exclusive Drive-Master-no clutch pushing,
no gear shifting in forward speeds.
See Hudson's gorgeously upholstered in-
teriors, with chrome handles and hardware
recessed into side panels, out of the way.
Examine all of Hudson's new beauty, com-
fort and convenience features, including
a new type of low-pressure, Super-Cushion
tire that mounts on a new, wide safety rim.
See how Hudson's wide, curved windshield
and rear window give added vision all around.
Get a good look at this new kind of car a
type of automobile no one else in the world
is prepared to build today! It's something
to see-the nearest Hudson dealer will show
it to you now!
A CAR YOU RIDE IN ... NOT ON!
Hudson is the only motor car that completely encircles
you, even outside the rear wheels, with a rigid box-steel
foundation frame. You ride within this new construc-
tion, instead of on top of it as in other cars. And every
unit of Hudson's new, all steel Monobilt body-and-
frame is welded into one solid structure that provides
unusual rigidity and stability.
SEE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD HUDSON DEALER TODAY!
M. G. LEWIS SONS GARAGE
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Redfearn's draft, t he result of 15
months work in which he studied
constitutions of all 48 state's, also
provides tor a state-wide, vote every
20 years to determine whether the
constitution should .be revised, anti
brought up to .date.
Several proposals to bring anout
revision of the constitution were
submitted at the, 1947 legislative
session, but the only one adopted
will, if approved by state-wiie vote
next year, aid gradual revision of
the constitution by permitting any
of the 20 articles to be rewritten
and voted on as a single, amend-
lr- .o i ,' ,
PAGE SIX THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1947
Principal W. A. Biggart submits
the honor roll for the local schools
for the second six weeks' period
(all students listed also have per-'
fect attendance records) as follows:
First Grade-Mack Dykes. Tony
Barbee. Freadie McLean, Tommy
Mitchell, Jr.. Harold Young, Martha
Ford, Sandra Schants.l, Bill Chism,
Alex Gaillard, Freddy Griffin Robo-
ert McMullon, Edward Smith, Sue
Russell, Peggy Byrd, Jerry Moon,
Margaret Lois Blount, Judy Fen-
som, Glenna Boyles, Joyce David-
son, Patricia Ann Redd. Elizabeth
Ann Brown, Higdon Swatts, Julia
Breiwton. Patsy Lewis, Ann Strick-
land, Joyce Sellers.
,Second Grade-Patti Brooks, An-
thony Pridgeon, Delia Hance, Larry
.Stafford, Bobb,-y Minus.
Third. Grade Jean Mahon, Ida
Ruth Kilbourn, Celia Tomlinson,
Dewey Patterson, Billy McKeithen,
Donald KeeIs, Roger Wilbourn, H.
p. Henderson, Blair Shuford, Joan
Manasco, Travis Jond.s, Donald Kin-
ard, Maxine W\Valker. Barbara Ann
'Kay, Louis Ray, Gene Gay.
Fourth Grade-Reed Lewis, Bar-
(bara Ann Sykes, Grover Lee Hol-
land, S'on'jia Ann Blount, Martha
Costin, W. L. Smith, Walter Wil-
der, Gail Bateman. .
Fiffi Grade Ruth Lynn Ram-
sey, Linda Gail Pyle.
Sixth Grade-Judith Mahon, Vir-
ginia Slwatts, Helen Durant, Glenn
Seventh Grade-George Adkins,
Timothy Elder, Jacqueline Kenney.
Eighth Grade-Ermestine Durant,
Janice Roberts, Sadie Arnett, Bar-
bara Sue Boyle.s', Waddell Biggart,
Alice Guilford, Doris Rich.
Ninth Grade-Loyd Tubb, Lenohr
Brown, Virginia Gloe-kler, Elbert
Tenth Grade-Donald Wise, Vir-
ginia Boggs, Betty Otto Anderson,
Alice Elder, Dolores Mira, Myrtle
Simpson, lerita Sutton, Jan Wim-
berly, Joyce Sexton.
Eleventh Grade-James Chatham,
VETERANS IN MOVEMENT
FOR ALLOWANCE BOOST
More than half of the nation's
state universities now have joined
in the movement originated by Stet-
son University at DeLand to press
congress for increased veterans'
All the schools will hold state
conference, and select delegates to
the national meeting in Washing-
ton on Decemlbear 19.
S. ..* _,. s-
This custom originated with the
Dutch. They used their wooden
shoes instead of stockings.
When the Dutch come to New Am-
sterdam, this custom came with
them-the wooden shoes being grad-
ually replaced by stockings made for
the occasion out of net-like materi-
als. As nearly every home had a
fireplace the usual place to hang the
stockings was over the fireplace.
Visit In Tallahassee
,Mrs. Harry Trawick and Mrs.
Kate Harrell visited last week In
Tallahassee, the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. H. E. Hall.
Save, the trees in the woods by
planting an ash tray in your car.
ROAD BOARD'S WORK
EXCEEDS '47 BUDGET
Contracts were awarded for the
improvement or construction of 760
miles of road' and 15,000 feet of
bridges in Florida during the first
ten months of 1947.
However, because of .incre.aseb
costs of labor and materials th
state road department has been
Fresh Yard Eggs
forced to exceed its (budgeted allo-
cationis of $20,627,829 by $5,150.098
to get the -work underway.
Incre-ases in. gasoline tax receipts
are expected, to offset the deficit.
High prices seem to be rather
slow in causing that production
which was to give us plenty of
goods and lower prices.
Fresh Dressed Chickens
Fresh Vegetables, Groceries and Meats
SALT WATER FISH DAILY
RICH'S CURB MARKET
Port St. Joe, Fla.
A.A.AA& A A A A A I& & A.
PURE LINSEED OIl
We Contract Painti
and All Typ
LET US GIVE
$ Gilbert Constri
Adjoining Gene's Beau
rhe Miracle Wall Finish
L FURNITURE POLISH
ng (Interior and Exterior)
pes of Construction
YOU AN ESTIMATE
action & S
STEAKS SEAFOODS SANDWICHES
ALL KINDS OF DRINKS
Walter's Bar & Grill
(2 Miles from Port St. Joe on Beacon Hill Highway)
W. I. GARDNER, Owner
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Still Time for
PLEASE COME IN EARLY
24-HOUR SERVICE 5c Print up to 3 x 4
Half Dozen 3 x 5 Portraits $3.50
Quarter Dozen 8 x 10 Portraits--- .-- $6.50
Quarter Dozen Identification Photos ..$1.00
HOURS: 10:00 A. M. TO 5:00 P. M. DAILY
Sunday and Evenings By Appoiintment
MASONIC BUILDING PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
WE ARE NOT TRAVELING PHOTOGRAPHERS.
With your support we hope to be here permanently.
ST. JOE NEEDS A STUDIO
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I 4,700 .BS.
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See them now-postwar-model "Jeep" Trucks, with
completely new chassis and bodies, truck-engineered
bythe menwho build the tough, rugged Universal "Jeep."
Two great lines-reg(ular Two-Wheel Drive and a
sensational Four-Wheel Drive, created by the world's
largest maker of 4-wheel-drive vehicles.
Feature by feature, both lines are designed to give
you everything you want in a trick-
-Lower weight for operating economy gross
vehicle weights of 4,700 to 5,300 lbs. with nomi-
nal payloads of 3% to 1 ton.
-The gas-thrifty Willys-Overland "Jeep" Engine,
world-famous for long life and low upkeep.
-Functional bodies, protected lights, extra-wide
hood, comfortable cab.
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1947
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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Port St. Joe, Florida
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MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor
BAPTIST W. M. S. IN
BIBLE STUDY MONDAY
The W. M. S. of th3 First Bap-
tist Church held. its regular month-
ly Bible study Monday afternoon at
the church during ,which tile pas-
tor, Rev. L. J. Keels, conducted the
group through a most interesting
study of the second missionary
journey of the. Apostle Paul and
his helpers, as given' in the six-
teenth chapter of Acts.
After a lbrie.f business session in
charge of the president, Mrs. J. 0.
Baggett, the me .ting was dismisseao
J. A. M. CLUB MEETS MRS. NOBlE STONE HOSTESS of Mrs. W. L. Smith, the week of
WITH MRS. VERNA SMITH TO RUTH LAWRENCE CIRCLE prayer program for foreign mis-
AMrs. Ve.lna Smith was hostess The Ruth Lawrence Circle of the sions being the subject. The topic
CTl V IU S Monday night to members of the, Methodist W. S. C. S. met Monday was "Go Ye-Preaching. Teaching
J. A. M. Club at her home on Mon- afternoon with Mrs. Nobie Stone at and Healing." Ait this time the mis-
ument Avenue. Decorations of you- her home on Mouineii t Avenue. sion study book, "That the World
bs -- Churches pon were. used in the living and The devotional was given by the May Kno,w," was completed.
PHONE 51 dining rooms where the guests. spiritual life chairman, Mrs. G. A. During the social hour, the hos-
were 'entertained. I Patton from the. Book of John with tess served congealed fruit salad,
After the usual activities of the a reading and inter -:sting comments cream cheese canapes, saltines and
JAMES GRISSETT AND MISS club, the hostess .served a salad on "Courage." Continuing with the coffee ,to Mrs. I. H. Barr, Mrs. Lil-
HELEN MILES WILL WED plate and coffee to Mesdames Le- topic on "Racial Segregation," Mrs. lian McNair, Mrs. Rochelle Jack-
Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Miles an- roy Gainous, C. G. Costin, WV. C.: 0. M. Taylor gave two parts from son, Mrs. A. P. Martin, Miss Betty
nodince the engagement and ap- Pridgeon, H. A. Drake, E. C. Prid- the book, "Portrait of a Pilgrir." Sue Watts, Miss 'Vonnye Heath,
proaching marriage of their daugh- geon, W. H. Howell, B. A. Prid-! After a brief'business session, the Miss Mildred Watkins and Miss
ter, Helen Carl, to James Grissett geon and W. S. Smith, and one vis- hostess served a delicious holiday Alma Baggett.
of Alfor,, Fla., the weddiny to take itor. Mfis Sara Kelly. salad plate with coffee to the nine- I t
place tomorrow morning at 10:30 The next meeting of the club on class members present and one vis- (Additional Society on Page 8)
at the home of Rev. J. B. Davis of December 22 will be the Christmas itor, Mrs. Loyd Tlbb.
Mill.ville. party to be held, at the home of & A
The young couple will be at home Mrs. W. H. Howell on 8th Street. BAPTIST BUSINESS WOMEN : DR. JOS. B. SPEAR
to their friends at the Miles Cot- t R MEET WITH MRS. SMITH OPTOMETRIST
tages in Highland View. DAVIS-ANDERSON The Bapitist Business Women's APALACHICOLA, FLA. ,
S K Mr. and. Mrs. Anderson Davis of Circle, held a meeting Thursday
this city announce the. marriage of evening of last week at the home-
with prayer by Mrs. C. A. Me- ,STUDY CLUB ME- S Itheir daughter Nadine to Hursilee N O T I C E
Clellan. The St. Joseph Study Club had Anderson. of Apalachicola in Don- If you are reading or have ever
The next meeting of the union its regular meeting Thursday eve- aldsonville, Ga., on December 5. read Unity literature, kindly call
will be in circles', as follows: No. ning of last week at the home of t o either 284-W or 200-J. 1-2*
1 with Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon, No. 2 Mrs. Lamar Hardy during which an Mother Is Guest NO. *0 0. *0 40
with Mrs. W. J. Daughtry, No. 3 interesting discussion was led by Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ford had as *
with Mrs. Don Birath, No. 4 with Fr. Allban O'Hara. Delicious refresh- their guest last *week-end the sat-
Mrs. W. 0. Nichols and the B. W. ments were served by the hostess ter's mother, Mirs. Mamnie McMillain *
C. with Mrs. Lillian McNair. at the conclusion of the meeting. of Chattahoochee. P o r t
A Martin Theatre
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LAST TIMES FRIDAY
High Quality Merchandise is still difficult to obtain in unlimited quantities CARY GRANT
and is still allocated by the manufacturers. We have a limited, MYRNA LOY
quantity of "HIGH QUALITY" Gift Merchandise economically priced. We T
invite you to visit our Rexall Drug St ore early so that you may enjoy select- j
ing your gifts before our supply in some items is exhausted. ,
PE U Rudy Yfe"
PERFUME SETS 4 7 Men"s Shaving Brushes, t
Yardey's-, -;Ctv's.,-liza- : Shaving Sets, Razors, A so I so ,
beth Arden, Evening In Travel Sets, Fountain NEWS and ADVENTURE
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SPipes, Cigaret Lighters, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13
All make a "Special" Billfolds .. DOUBLE FEATURE
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T f H 98c to $22.50 PROGRAM
,FEATURE NO. I1-
$1.00 to $20.00 Costume Jewelry, Com- YOUR ACTION ACE!
pacts, Watches, Lotions
WE ARE THE WORLD'S in Xmas packages, etc.
MOST INVENTIVE RACE-
AND YET WE HAVEN'T 50c to $25.00 ..B
FOUND A NEW WAY OF -
SAYING "MERRY CHRIST- Electric Irns Electric Raymond Haton
SEvWELL! Electric Heaters, Cory F AT .2
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PHRASE NO BETTER MES- lights, Thermos Bottles, De A De.rin., Cri
*- SAGE FOR THIS JOYOUS Thermos Jugs, etc.;Dae i Ci
SEASON THAN THAT AN-
CIENT WISH. $1.39 to $10.00 ."
r,Parker "51" Pen and Hair Brushes, Clothes Jane, Adele
Pencil Sets, Shaeffer Brushes, Nail Brushes ..=--- MARTI -
Pe and Pencil Sets. b) Prophylactic of LU- Plus
CITE in an assortment of Chapter 10 of Serial
( Stationery-the Write colors A gift that will be
Gift' greatly appreciated. "SON OF ZORRO"
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Admetuies of DON COYOTE
FIRST CHAPTER OF
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
December 18 and 19
COMING XMAS DAY!
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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 12, 1947
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA)
At-F -lCHT TH STR OTS*JE vIFCUT, LRDRDY EEBR1,14
Weeik-end Visitors From Georgia
Mr-s. J. W. Horn and son James
of Thomasville, Ga.. spent last
week-end here with Mr. and Mrs.
It pays to advertise- try it!
Law of Light Refraction
Willebrod Snell, Dutch scientist.
in 1621 discovered the law of light
refraction, according to Better Vi-
sion institute. This discovery paved
the way for the scientific grinding
of lenses for eye-glasses and other
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FIREPLACE WOOD-Lighterd, $20
cord; mixed (pine and lighter)
$18 cord; also oak wood. See Mc-
CORMICK, phone 310-W. 12-19*
SALE OR TRADE-1946 two-door
Ford. super detlxs. May be seen
at Palm Blvd. and 16th St. 1"
BICYCLE-Ladies pre-war bicycle,
good condition; $20. See Mrs. W.
O. Nichols, 704 Woodiward Avenue.
phone 304. 12-19*
FOR SALE-Inner spring mattress,
coil spring, 5 wool blankets, 14
by 16-foot tent, outboard motor and
boat, 16 boxes 12 gauge shells, oil
beater. If interested. see M. W.
Spence before Decesnber 15 at Lari-
m9re Landing, White City. 1*
GUEST CHECKS-(100 to pad).
Large, $6 per 100 pads; 10 pads,
75c. Small, $5 per 100 pads; 10 for
60c. Also onionskin "COPY" second
sheets, $2.25 per package of 1000
(don't ask us to break a package).
THE STAR. 10-24tf
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED a
shipment of old, hard-tp-get records
-come in today and make your se-
lection while they last.
1. Home on the Range-Bing
2. Marie-Tommy Dorsey.
3. Beautiful Love-Guy Lombardo
"4. Alfter- Hours-Erskin Hawkins
S5. Begin the Beguine-Art Shaw
6. In the Mood-Glenn Miller.
7. You Always Hurt the One You
8. I'd Climib the Highest Moun-
9. Emperor Waltz-Bing Crosby.
130. Sunny Side of the Street-Lio-
Album of the Week -
GLENN MILLER MASTERPIECES
HEAR THEM AT
ST. JOE FURNITURE &
WANTED TO BUY
DOG WANTED-Male puppy for
Christmas. Paul Fensom, Box
795. Phone 87. 1*
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOR SALE-Two. houses and a 3-
room apartment on McClellan
Ave. Will sell any part or all of it.
See J. L. Hughes, city, or phone.
NEW HOME FOR SALE
Three large bedrooms, large liv-
ing room. completely ceiled with
select juniper and all ,siding is of
the best cypress available. This
house was built by the owner anti
contains nothing but the best i:
workmanship and materials. Situ-
ated in two lots in nice neighbor-
hood. One of the best buys we
have listed in a long time. See
'is at once if interested.
Registered Real Estate Broker
Office: St. Joe Motor Co. Phone 37
Sales Service Supplies
Box 711 PANAMA CITY, FLA.
FREE BOOKLET about cancer Is
yours for the asking. Simply send
name and address on a postcard to
American Cancer Society, 22 Ann
St., New York 1, N. Y. tf
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
days each month, 8:00 p. rfn.
S 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. B. Conk-
tin, N. G.; W. H. Sansom, Secretary.
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
ed downstairs apartment. See
Mrs. Sanders Chitty, 10th Street, or
phone 66. 12-12"
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. 8-3
CONCRETE MIXER for rent, $5.00
per day. Spillers and Nichols,
phone 83 or 304. 1-9*
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-Sunday, Dec. 7. child's ex-
pansion bracelet and ruby stone
ring at sand dunes be-tween beach
and oil tanks. Return to Frances'
Grill and receive reward. Ic
It Pays To Advertise Try It.
The Board of Public Instruction,
Gulf County, Florida. will receive
bids on two school buses now lo-
cated on the used car lot of the
St. Joe Motor Company, Port St.
Joe, Florida, until 10:00 a. m. CST,
January 6, 1948, in the office of the
School Board, Wewahitchka, Fla.
12-5 THOMAS A. OWENS,
12-26 County Superintendent.
. Notice is hereby given .by the un-
dersigned .that the co-partnership
lately subsisting between us, under
the firm name and style o.f Kingry
& Gilbert Company, engaged in the
business of general contracting in
Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Fla., was
on the 11th day of November, 1947,
dissolved by mutual consent. The
unfinished business and affairs of
the co-partnership will be attended
to by W. P. Gilbert, one of the un-
dersigned, and W. P. Gilbert is
her-iby authorized' to collect, re-
ceive and receipt for all moneys,
goods and properties due or accru-
ing to said co-partnership, and W.
P. Gilbert hereby assumes and
agrees to discharge all obligations
of said. co-partnership which may
have accrued prior to Novenmier 11,
1947, and perform all its unexe-
Dated at Port St. Joe, Gulf Coun-
ty, Florida, this. 11th day of No-
vember, A. D. 1947,
12-5 R. R. KINGRY.
1-1 W. P. GILBERT.
Notice is hereby .given by the un-
dersigned that the co-partnership
lately subsisting between us, under
the firm name and style of Kingry
& Gilbert Wood.& Novelty Works,
engaged in the business of wood
and novelty manufacturing in Port
St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida, was
on the 11th day of November, 1947,
dissolved by mutual consent. The
unfinished business and affairs of
the co-partneTship will be attended
io. by R. R. Kingry, one of the un-
dersigned, and R. R. Kingry is
hereby authorized to collect, re-
ceive and receipt for all moneys,
goods. and properties due or accru-
ing to said co-partnership, and W.
P. Gilbert assumes and agrees to
discharge all obligations of said co-
partnership accruing prior to No-
vember 11. 1947. and R. R. Kingry
will perform all unexecuted con-
tracts of said co-partnership.
Dated at Port St. Joe, Gulf Coun-
ty, Florida, this 11th day of No-
veniber. A. D. 1947.
12-5, R. R. KINGRY.
1-1' W. P. GILBERT.
Notice is hereby given that the
City Tax Assessment Roll for the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, for the
year 1947 will be submitted to the
equalizing board for approval on
the 16th day of Decemtber 1947. at
the City Hall at 7:00 o'clock p. m.
All person-s desiring to have cor-
rections made in such roll. whe-
ther in the listing, valuation of
property or otherwise, are request-
ed to file with the undersigned on
or be-fore the 15th day of Decem-
ber 1947. their petition setting
forth their objections to such as-
sesssment a.n d the corrections
which, they desire to have mace.
Witness my hand and the official!
seal of the City of Port St. Joe,
Florida, this 2nd day. of December !
M. P. TOMLINSON, I
12-5 City Auditor and Clerk
12 as ex-oficio- Tax Assessor.
SUSIE PEACH FOSTER CIRCLE
MEETS WITH MRS. DUREN
Mrs. Walter Duren was hostess
Monday afternoon to members of
the Susie Peach Foster Circle of
the Methodist W. S,. C. S. when
they held their first home meeting
of December. The meeting opened
with the scripture reading, the
Christmas Story, by Mrs. G. Creech.
The chairman, Mrs. Bud Gas'kin,
gave the mission study from the
book, "Portrait of a Pilgrim," and
reviewed the book up to the pres-
During the business meeting
which followed, plans were made
for the Christmas party, which will
he held Teusday, December 16, -at 8
p. in. at the home of Mrs. Charles
iBrown, the. W. S. C. S. president.
The circle voted to place theit
Ienny fund in a savings account-to
be used' to purchase, a gift for the
new church, the gift to be decided
upon at a later date..
The hostess served delicious home-
made fruitcake and coffee to the
following: Mesdames N. L. McCom-
lum, F. G. Roberts, John Blount, H.
C. Davis; Gus Creech, Bud. Gaskin,
W. F. Johnson, W. T. Stafford and
one guest, Mrs. Charles Brown.
The next meeting of the circle
will be held the Monday following
Christmas, when Mrs. Davis will
act as hostess.
MRS. GREER IS HOSTESS TO
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Pres-
byterian Church met Monday af-
ternoon with Mrs. James Greer. at
her home on, Third. Streeet. In the
absence of the president, Mrs. R.
D. Prows, Mrs. Tom Mitchell. circle
chairman, was in charge.
After the opening prayer, a brief
business, session was held, during
which Mrs. Mitchell gave, an Inter-
esting talk on "What Is Going On
In Korea." The meeting was closed
with prayer 'by Rev. W. A. Daniel.
During the social hour, the hos-
tess served sandwiches, date nut
cake and coffee. to Mrs. H. L. Mc-
Kinnon, Mrs. W. A. Lewis. Mrs. R.
M. Spillers, Mrs. Tom Mitchell and
Next meeting will be a Christ-
mas party at the homie of Mrs. Tom
Mitchell on McClellan Avenue.
Home. -From Visit
Little Miss Danette Brooks re-
turned' home recently from a two
weeks" visit in Andalusia, Ala.,
with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Creech.
Fix up the home, buy
coal or meet unexpected
Leo Kennedy, Manager
Port St. Joe, Florida
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MAIL POSTCARD TO
DIXIE MATTRESS COMPANY
628 Oak Avenue Panama City, Florida
Or Stop the Red and Yellow Truck HE'S IN PORT
ST. JOE EVERY FRIDAY
Bids will be received until December 15th on
the old yellow house located on the beach front
at the intersection of Monument Avenue and
Eighth Street, south of the C. G. Costin home.
The lot is not included in the bid. The structure
must be torn down, moved from the premises,
and premises cleared within sixty days after bid
Submit Bids In Writing To
HARRY H. SAUNDERS
St. Joe Paper Company, Port St. Joe, Fla.
WE STOCK MANY BRANDS OF WHISKIES
Four Roses Imperial
Sunnybrook Hill and
Lord Calveht Calvert
Old Thompson Paul
Three Feathers Mt.
Carstairs White Seal
H-ill Schenley's Reserve
Reserve Golden Wedding
Jones Calvert Special
Vernon Carstairs 1788
St. Joe Bar St. Joe Liquor Store
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
Come In and See
THE NEW GULF TIRE
Our Specialty-Wash, Polish and Wax
Good Gulf Gas, Oils and Grease
GULF SERVICE STATION
5-Year Guarantee 1-Year Guarantee
NO POISON, MESS OR STAINING
NAVAL CHEMICAL COMPANY
OFFICIAL TERMITE INSPECTOR FOR F HA
PHONE 201 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
WILKS JEWELRY COMPANY
Diamonds and Jewelry
WE TEACH WATCHES TO
TELL THE TRUTH
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
We recommend fire insurance because its easy to start a fire
,JC) BUCK ALEXANDER
SiSSI! SEWER CLEANING and REPAIR
SG.W. BRODNAX I
I Phone 88 Brooks Sporting Goods
DR. C. L. REICHERTER
EYES EXAMINED- GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1947
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, otJLF COUNTY, FLORIDA