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VOLUME .1 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1948 NUMBER 37
for New City Hall
Set for July 20
Structure To Cost $90,000 Would Be
Paid for By Revenue From
Tax On Utilities
The city commission at its meet,
ing Tuesday night, in' accordance
with a recently enacted ordinance,
sE.t Tuesday, July 20. as the date
for holding an election to determine
whether .the' city of Port St. Joe
shall issue municipal building bonds
in the sum of $90,000 for the con-
struction of a new municipal build-
ing to house the city hall, jail and
Architect's drawing of the pro-
pos'ed structure, which will be lo-
cated' on four lots at the corner of
Williams Avenue and Fifth Street,
appe.ard in' the April .23 issue of
The Star. It is quite an imposing
edifice and, will front on Fifth
Street, with the fire house facing
Williams Avenue and the police sta-
tion in the rear.
If the voters voice approval of
the bond issue, the bonds will be
paid off over a period of 19 years
with revenue derived from the 10
per cent tax now levied on electric,
telephone and gas services by the
city, 60 per cent orf such revenue
.going into the bond fund..
Payments call for $3000 yearly
from 19,50-to 19855, $4000 yearly from
1956 to.1961, $5000 yearly from 1962
to 1966, $6000 in 1967 and a final
$17,000 in 196S. It is provided that
tthe interest rate on the bonds shall
not exceed 4 per cent per annum.
All freeholders. who are qualified
electors residing within the city
who have registered or shall regis-
ter more than 10 days previous to
July 20 will ibe entitled to vote on
the question of issuance of these
Fishing Licenses Will
Soon Be Available
County Judge J. Earl Pridgeon
states that he expects to receive
the new 1948-4.9 fishing licenses this
week, and, that they will go on sale
when received. However, Judge
Pridgeon calls attention to the fact
that the game and fresh water fish
commission has notified him that
the n'.ew licenses will not be valid
nor honored until July 1.
The judge reminds fresh water
anglers that all persons between the
ages of 15 and 65 who fish with rod
and reel or fish outside their home
county are required. to' have a li-
cense. A person may fish in his
home county with pole and line
without a license.
Out-of-state fishermen must have
a special non-residqnt license. Chil-
dren under 15 years of age may fisl
anywhere in the state without a li-
cense and are entitled to catch as
many fish as their elders.
Resident state licenses cost $2.00
.Non-reside.nt state annual licenses,
$7.50.; non-resident 10-day licenses,
$2.2-5. All annual licenses expire
June 30 of each year.
CAKE AND PIE SALE
The American Legion Auxiliary
will hold' a cake, and, pie sale to-,
row at the stand, adjoining the po-
lice station, beginning at 9:3'0 a. m.
Graduates From Military College
Gale "Bodie" Traxler Jr., is home
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gale
Traxler, after graduating from Gor-
don Military college at Barnesville,
Wide In Scope, Will Offer Enter-
tainment for Young People
The summer recreation program
for the young folks of Port St. Joe
will get under way today with regis-
tration at the high school auditor-
ium from 9 a. m. to 12 nocn. All
young people of the city, from six
years of age up, are urged to regis-
ter and participate in the various
The program, under the direction
of Marion Craig, high school ath-
letic instructor, will include handi-
crafts, ,marble tournaments, model
making, games, and movies for the
youngsters, and for the older groups
scaftiball, volley :ball, skating, swim-
ming, dancing and movies on a va-
riety oif subjects of interest to all.
Coach Craig, who has.been trained
in this type of work, states that
the. program will be held daily from
Monday through Friday, and that
facilities at the high scohol, Cen-
tennial Park and the recreation hall
on Woodward Avenue will all be
utilized, and that members, of .the
city's various civic organizations
will be called, on from time to time
to aid in supervising the program.
NEW BUILDING UNDERWAY
Work has been started by I. W.
Ditren on a 60x75-foot store build-
ing on Reil Avenue adjoining the
T. H. Stone building occupied by
the Swatts' Grocery and Market.
The building will obe of concrete
block- construction and is being
erected 'by the Gilbert Construction
CLUB, TO SPONSOR DANCE
The Junior Woman's Club will
sponsor a dance July 3 at the Cen-
tennial Auditorium, with Howell
Hampton's orchestra of Dothan,
Ala., providing the music. Tickets
will be on sale soon.
--. ---, I--
Brown Returns-Davis To Panama
H. C. Brown, ,who has been at
Fort Laudlerdale for the past two
years, has been returned to St. Joe
as superintendent of the local, oil
terminal. Genial H. C. Davis will
take the supervisor job for the Gulf
Oil Corporation terminal at Pananma
City. It's a tossup-we hate to see
Mr. Davis leave, but we're glad to
see Mr. Brown return.
Estimate 20,000 Bream
Taken From Dead Lakes
On First Day of Season
Gulf county's Dead Lakes, often
called ",bream fisherman's heaven,"
appaIrently is living up to its repu-
tati.n this season, as John F. De-
fuine, chief fisheries biologist of the
state game and. fresh water fish
commission, estimates that anglers
tocik nearly 20,000 'bream rcrm the
famous fishing ground on the open-
in.g d.ay of the season last week.
He 'based his estimate on reports
of a fish management crew assigned
to gather catch data on. the lakes
June 1. He said the crew's survey
indicated more than 1500 persons
flocked onto the lake opening dlay,
and that the average angler caught
about 13 fish averaging slightly less
than half a pound each.
Sh--llcrackers, red.breasts, stump-
knockers and bluegills made' up
most of the strings, he said.
Barke Named As County
Treasurer of AOA-UNAC
S. L. Banke., president of the Flor-
ida Bank at Port St. Joe, has been
appointed treasurer for Gulf county
for American Overseas Aid-United
Nations' A-ppeal 'for Children, it was
announc-d Tuesday from JaI'ckson-
Accepting the duties of treasurer,
Barke said, "I am glad, to serve in
this capacity for this very worthy
All contributions for the crusade
for children -I., l.1 1-: '-,.rwarded to
Mr. Barke a.;t tl i Foi i.ia Bank. '
GAME WARDEN TREATS YE
ED TO MESS OF BREAM
We are indebted to Russell Le-
Girone, local ganim warden, for one
of the prettiest messes of bream
we have seen in a. long time. There
were 10 beautiful fish, all exactly
the same size and all as, big as our
Guests From Alabama
'Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Holliday have
as their house guests Mr.- and Mrs.
E. Blookwell and Mr. and Mrs. J.
F. Britton of Mound'ville, Ala., and
Mrs. Eunice Dunn and Miss Mildred
Britton of Montgomery, Ala.
Will Leave On Buying Trip
Mrs. R. G. Boyles will leave Sun-
day on .' two weeks' buying trip to
REMEMBER WHEN .. .
Remember when the old wooden pier extended far out intq the bay
the world to load lumber, which was carried out on the pier on flatc
tives, two of .which may, be seen in the background? All that remains
pilings some distance out from the present dock.
Cleated Sheet Plant To
Be Set Up At Paper Mill
Will Use Inferior Trees
M's. Mollie Blount Dies New Addition Will Give Employ-
... ement To Considerable Number
At Home In White City In City and In the Woods
Mrs. Mollie Blount, 65, a resident W. T. Edwards informed. The Star '
of White City for the past 10 years, Tuesday that the St. Joe Paper
passed away Wednesday 'evening Company is planning to estabIish
at 7 o'clock in her home. She was as quickly as, the machinery and
born January 18, 1883, in Baldwin equipment can be. obtained,, a
county, Alabama. cleated sheet plant at the local mill.
Mrs. Blount is survived by five This project, he states, will give,
sons, Jack of Panama City, Henry, employment to a large number of
William, John Wesley and. Newton people. in this area, both in the
Blount, all of White City; two woods and at t'he new addition at
daughters, Frances) Kingsley of Port St. Joe.
Panama City and Mrs. Maible Atta- .Genelially speaking, the lower
way of White City; four brother, grades of trees will "be used, s.ucen
Joseph E. Weeks of Wewahitchka, as the so-called hardwoods, saiiall-
Jim Weeks& of Holy Paw, Fla., Kent cypress and other species -which are
Weeks, oif Camp Rooker, Ala., and not generally 'used in the manufac-
Jeff Weeks. of Panama City, and ture of lumber or for pulp wood.
three, sisters, Mrs. Jesse Armstrong These cleated sheets are used
of Wewahitchlka, Mrs. Essle Frank for packaging large articles, such
of Holy Paw, and. Mrs. Anna Woods as radios, refrigerators, furniture,
of Millville. washing machines, and many of the"
Funeral services will be held this larger household appliances, such,
afternoon at 2:30 from the Wewa- as are manufactured by General.
hitchka Baptist Church with Rev. Electric, Norge, Hoover, Westing-
B. T. Hinton officating. Interment house, and scores of others.
will be in Jehu cemetery. The Corn- The corrugated, sheets and the
forte.r Funeral Home of this city is cleats are made to.dimension, are
in charge o'f arrangements stitched or nailed together by ma-
--------- chinery and are shipped to the
HOBSON WII..'.JLU .GEShlP manu'tctietl.re eay ,to a--ninle
Justice T. Frank Hobson defeated It is hoped' that this new enter-
Attorney Ganeral J. Tom Watson prise will add materially .to the an-'
in the special election held. Friday nual income of our section.
for the seat on the state supreme --
court bench made vacant by the Spear Urges Bureau of
retirement of Justice Rivers Buford.
Gulf county gave. Hcbson 290 votes Criminal Investigation
and Watson 190.
-- Deploring the growing list of. un-
TO HOLD BAKE SALE solved murders and other crimes
The Woman's Society for Chris- in Northwest Florida counties,, Mer-
tian Service of the Methodist cer Spear, Democratic nominee: for
Church will hold a haike sal's Satur- state attorney of the 14th judicial
day, June 19. at the stand adjoining circuit, in a talk before the Panama
the police station. City Rotary Club last Friday, advo-
----------- ated -creation .of a Florida 'bureau
Attend 0. E. S. Meeting of criminal investigation to provmoe
Attending the Order of fOaste.rn efciient crime detection me.thods.
Star meeting from Wewahitchka He laid the blame for much un-
Ttiesday night were Mrs. Elizabeth solved crime at the door of poll-
Laird, Mrs. Harriett Rowell, Mrs. tics 'after reviewing a lengthy list
Ella Glynn, Mrs. Sam, Morgan, Mrs. of unsolved murders in Bay and au-
C. W. Norton and J. M. Harris. Joining counties.
/ Emphasizing that he meant no
? criticism of any sheriff, Spear said
voters usually elect a candidate for
sheriff "because he's a good old boy
and a vote-getter, with little or no
attention'to his qualifications as a
,. criminal investigator."
TB ASSOCIATION MEETING
A meeting aof the Gulf County Tu-
b'e.rculosis Association will be held
Monday evening, June 14. at 8:00
SI o'clock in the high school ?auditor-
ium. The public is invited.
Honey From Willie
While fishing at W. T. Rowell's
camp on the Dead Lakes Saturday,
Mr. Rowell presented the editor with
a half gallon of tupelo honey, which
we promptly used that evening on
our hushpuppies. The lakes were
really crowded Saturday, and arriv-
ing a bit late, we had to wait until
12:30 for a boat.
Returning To Virginia
Mrs. Elizabeth Dutton and daugh-
ter Barbara expect to leave today
and ships tied up from all parts of, for their home in Wytheville, Va.
ars pulled by wood-burning locomo- Mrs. Dutton was a mrnember of the
of this pier today are aifew rotting faculty of the St. Joe schools dur-
ing the past term.
PAGE TWO THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JJNE 11, -1948
Flowers in Front Yard
Give New Look to Home
CA IF .A GlANT.
3- AFRICAN DAISY,
"WALL- RED PETUNIA.
New Fords Go On Display In Port St. Joe Next Friday
The distinctive styling of the 1949 Ford convertible features smooth, flowing contours, full
fender-width body and luxurious interior appointments. Completely new, the convertible chassis
is doubly reinforced.
The "new look" in architecture pro-
vided by modern houses built without
basements and hugging the ground,
calls for a new look in the landscap-
ing planting about them.
SThe green line of shrubs and ever-
greens which looks so well on two
story houses with high basements, is.
obviously out of place in front of a
1"w, modem house. Too often you
iee picture windows screened by a
tall growth of shrubbery, and the at-
tractive lines of a ranch house hidden
behind evergreens which in a brief
period have grown too tall.
Foundation planting is a method of
making houses set too high, seem
lower than they are by "tieing the
house to the ground." But modern one-
story houses hug the ground already
and do not peed to appear lower. If
any planting is done in front of them
it should be low and should make the
house look wide, by emphasizing the
horizontal line. Small houses especially
uieed this effect.
Flower borders accomplish this pur-
'pose. They provide an attractive foil
}for the somewhat severe lines which
' prevail in houses primarily designed
for the comfort of the occupants rather
than for outside appearance.
Front yard flower gardens provide
an attractive view to enjoy from pic-
ture windows. Architects often ar-
range for two level plantings, one on
the ground and one in boxes raised to
a point just below the windows.
When flowers are planted in beds
each of a single color, and all in
harmony, the effect is in keeping with
modern ideas of design and decora-
The illustrations show such a plant-
ing, in rectangular beds, as well as
the use of two level flower borders.
In addition to the flowers which are
suggested, other flowers of different
colors may be used, to harmonize with
the house. Annuals of dwarf habit
which produce the desired effect in-
clude ageratum, anchusa, violet and
white aslyssum, dwarf calliopsis, car-
nations, crested celosias. annual pinks,
lobelia, dwarf marigolds, dwarf morn-
ing glories, forget-me-nots, nastur-
tiums, nierembergia, petunias, pansies
and violas, annual phlox, Shirley pop-
pies, portulaca, salvia, verbenas and
small flowered zinnias,
A precedent has been established green and bayview blue.
in the low-priced automotive field The istrument panel has been
by combining ;beauty with durabil- sEimplitfied. AI instruments are com--
ity and ciom,'ort in the interiors of bined in a single cluster directly
the 1949 Ford cars, which will be on in line with the driver's view. Pro-
display here at the St. Joe Motor jecting slightly for better visibility,
Company next Friday, June 18. the large figures on a tele-scopea
Ford has broken away from the dial indicate speed, fuel level, rate
neutral, tones -which have been tra-, f battery charge and oil pressure.
ditional for mass production auto- Night glare is eliminated on all in-
mobil s as designers have turned to struments by "!black lighting."
textured fabrics popular in fashions Chrome trim throughout the. car
and interior decorating. In proper has been reduced. On. each door the
combination, they complement the chrome strip makes a decorative
new Ford exterior colors such as arc over the heavy artificial leather
sea mist green, birch gray, Aranian kick pad at the bottom.
. Interior door handles pull up In-
s'tead of down, thus eliminating the,
possibility of the car doors swing-
ing open if the handle should be
pressed down accidentally.
Returns To Pensacola
Mrs.. D. T. Johnspan left Wednes-
day for Pe.nsacola after a visit of
several days here with her brother
and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. P.
Home From Vacation
Mr. and Mrs. Ralpn Nance and
son hav.e. returned home from a va-
cation spent in Tennessfe.
I use QUALI
DELEGATE VOTE IN THIRD Returns To Military College
DISTRICT IS CORRECTED Monzell Roberts returned Wed-
The state canvassing board in nesd.ay to Georgia Military College
Tallahassee this week declare'i that at Milledgeville, Ga., after a 10-day
Mrs. Annice Brown of Milton had visit here with his mother, Mrs. C.
been elected'as delegate to the Dem-' W. Horton and family.
ocratic national convention from ..____ __
flip thirdU iSUn5 i ui r i t.
Mrs. Mary Lynan Acker of Pensa-
cola had been de-clared elected oin
the basis of return's which the can-
vassing board found erroneous. She
had been credited with 4,049 votes
fnom Jackson county w-itclh, through
an feror in transmission should
shave been 449.
The recount dropped Mrs,. Acker's
vote, from, 11,791 to 8,191, putting
Mrs. Brown in the lead with her
Visitors Enjoy Fishing On Lakes
Mr. 'and Mrs. 0. B. Tellery of
Montgomery. Ala., and Mr. and Mrs.
Ernie Moore of Auburn, Ala., were
guests last week-end of Mrs. Moore's
mother, Mrs. Ellen Kirkland. While
Mrs. E. H. Collier of Crescent
City. Fla., and Miss Pearl Mosley
of Jacksonville are visiting with
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Martin.
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
of Freeholders of the City of
Port St. Joe To Determine Whe-
ther the City Shall Issue $90,-
000.00 Municipal Building Bonds
Bearing Interest At a Rate Not
To Exceed Four Percentum and
Maturing Annually From January
1. 1950, to January 1, 1968, In-
Notice is hereby given that a spe-
cial bond election will be held in
the City of Port St. Joe on the 20th
day of July, 1948, in accordance
with Ordinance No. 10SX enacted
ner ithey spent Saturuay on toe by the City Commisesion of the City
Dead Lakes fishing and reported a of Port St. Joe on the 8th day -of
nice catch; June.. 194,8, to deternline whether
r_____ the City of Port St. Joe shall is-
sue Municipal Building Bonds in
Attend Funeral At Sneads the sum of Ninety Thousand ($90.-
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Daughtry, 000.00) Dollars 'bearing such inter-
Mrs. J. W. Plair and Ralph Plair at- est rate -as may be determined at
tended the funeral o.f Mrs. Hettle the time of sale, provided such in-
terest rate does not exceed four
Xing. held Wednesday afternoon in (4%) percentum per annum, matur-
Sneadis. ing as follows:
Maturity Amt. Maturity Anmt.
9 Most religious arguments r over 1--'------- 959-$ 4,000.00
Most religious arguments are over 1950__ 300000 1960- 4,000.00
n'on-essentials. 1951--- 3,000.00 1961_- 4 4,,1- ,,
1952--- 3.000.00 1962--2 5.000.00
NOTICE TO CREDITORS 19.53: -- 3.000.00 1963_-- 5,000.00
You and each of you are hereby 1954 ___3,000.00 1964--- 5,000.00
notified and required to present 1955 --- 3,000.00 1965 --- 5,000.00
any claims and demands which you, 1956--- 4.000.00 1966--- 5.000.00
or either of you, may have against 1957 --- 4,000.00 1967 --- 6.000.00
the estate of ADAM MALDON, de- 19.58--- 4,000.00 1968-- 17,000.00
c,.as-ed, late of said County, to the The proceeds of such bonds are
County Judge of Guit County, Flor- to he used to construct a Municipal
ida. at his office in tne Court House BuiMing to be used as a City H'll,,
at Wewahitchka. Florida, within Jail and Fir.e. Station of the City of
eight calendar months from the Port St. Joe, Florida. Said bonds
date of the first publication of this shall be general obligations of said
notice. Each claim or demand must City and additionally secured by a
be in writing and must state the pledge of 60% of the proceeds of a
place of residence and post office tax upon purchases of public utility
add.r-ss of the claimant and must services deposited in the "Construc-
bhe sworn to by the claimant, his tijn Fund Account." All freeholders
agent, or his attorney, or the same who are qualifi- d electors residing
will become v.id., according 'o law. in the City of Port St. Joe who have
This 3rd day of Jun., 1948. registered or shall register more
BASIL E. KENNEY. ,Jr. than ten (10) days previous to said
Administrator of the Estate p Pcticn 'ha!1 he entitled to vote on
of Adam Maldon, deceased. the onestion of the issuance,. of said
E. CLAY LEWIS, Jr. ';-11 bonds.
Attorney for Administrator. 7-2 6-11 M. P. TOMLINSOU,
First publication June 11, 1948. 7-16 City Auditor and Clerk.
pay off in
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FRIDAY, 'JNE 11, 1948
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1948 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE THREE;
Mrs. Francis Lewis and baby
daughter C1 Miami arrived Thurs-
day of last week for a two weeks-
visit here with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Grimsley.
Trouble with most orators is that
they shout too loudly for the little
they have to say.
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"Your Home Town Newspaper"
ALLEN MORRIS, president" of the
legislative correspondents association,
The Capitol Press Club, and author
of the state-adopted school reference
book on government, The Florida
Handbook, has been appointed Direc-
tor of Education for Girls' State,
sponsored by the Auxiliary of the
American Legion, Girls State affords
several hundred Florida high school
girls, chosen statewide, the opportun-
ity of learning about government at
first hand in Tallahassee from the
men and women who either make the
laws or administer them. Girls State
will be held during the week of
Kneeling of Pilgrims
Grooves in the stone steps of the
Cathedral at Canterbury, where
Thomas A. Beckett was slain, have
been caused by the kneeling of Pil-
grims who have prayed there for
hundreds of years.
Send The Star to a friend.
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Changes Will Be Made HOW THEY STAND
In Auto License Tags Team- W L
Floa'ida's 1949 automobile. license Apalachicola ---------13 0 -
plates will have red figures and let- BDFuniak Slprings --. 8 4
TTT^~~~~ ~ (,1 ,* 1.1^r
VVe C W a11teL 2Iinl ----.--- 1 6
Port St. Joe
Panama City ------
Tyndall Field -.---.
sion service marketing specialist.
Wool Is an Insulator
Wool clothing holds a layer of air
around the body. The air is caught
and held in tiny pockets on the
scales of the wool fibers. This layer
of air is a shield against the out-
side temperature,. thus acting as
an insulator. This insulation may
protect from heat as well as from
cold. Arabs wear woolen cloaks and
hoods. Mexicans wear woolen
blankets, or serapes. Wool keeps
out the bitter cold of Arctic or des-
ert nights. Wool is a natural regu-
lator of body temperatures, being
a natural thermostat.
Finds Germ Fighter
The discoverer of streptomycin
has announced the isolation in his
laboratory of a new antibiotic des-
ignated as grisein. This substance
is not a rival of streptomycin, but
may serve as a supplement to it,
since it is effective against certain
germs that develop resistance to
streptomycin. Unfortunately, gri-
sein is not effective against tuber-
Home Nursing Tips
If your patient needs a back rest,
try slipping a washboard into a pil-
lowcase and cover with pillows to
make it more comfortable. For an
ice bag you can tie together the ends
of an inner tube, while a soap box or
orange crate, covered with gay-col-
ored cloth makes an excellent bed
Primitive Rope Uses
Primitive people used woven
reeds and strips of tree bark to bind
things together. In Australasia, the
bark of the cordage tree was for-
merly used by natives for tying
fence posts, rafters and beams.
irray of patterns and colors -
lerfec tfor cool suilnmer frocks. A
new Henry Rosenfeld two-piece
Chambray Dress has mnaide a big hit
a summer favorite in My-
nette half size Frocks just breezed
in. Sheer. dainty Diaper Shirts for
baby have been a boon to mothers
S. a second shipment has ar-
,'ived. Spring Nude, a noiw snad.- in
Fhie lFe.tithers Nylons (fullfash-
ioned) is just the answer with sum-
6 7 .461
5 8 .385
5, 9 .308
2 11' .154
Results of Sunday's Games
Pnama City, 8; Port St. Joe., 4.
Wewahitchkta, 4; Tyndall, 2.
Apalachicola, 4; Blountstown, 2.
Games Next Week
Sunday. .une 13 WeAwahitchka
at Port St. Joe; DeFuniak Springs
at Apalachicola; Pananima City at
Wednesday, June 16-Porit St. Joe:
at Wewahitchka; Apalachicola at
DeFuniak Springs; Blountstown at
On Camp Big Heart Staff
Among the camp staff to operate
Camp Big Heart this summer for
the regular five week summer camp
for Boy Scouts of the Gulf Coast
Council is Gene Chism of this city,,
who will serve as boating instructor..
The Bluegrass State
Kentucky has as its motto, "Unit-
ed We Stand, Divided We Fall." The-
goldenrod is the state flower, and the-
cardinal the state bird.
ters on a cream-colored background.
But th.5 colors aren't the only things
which will be changed.
"Antiques" and "goats" each wilI
have their own distinctive tags.
They've h-en using the "T" tags re-
served for light vehicles. An "an-
tique" is any car over 20 years old
that is in roadworthy condition, and
they will have "Q" tags. "Goats,"
the vehicles used fo.r citrus grove
work, will carry "P" tags.
Another change will only affect
l vrowiard county. This county has so
many cars that the. tags are too
small to carry all the numbers
necessary along with the county
designation number "10." So when
more than i certain nuniber of
Broward tags have 'been manufac-
tured. the state will add the lett'e.r
"A" after the figures. This will cre-
ate a whole new series. In that way,
Braward tag 10-9999 might be fol-
lowed by 10-1A instead of 10-10000.
If necessary, a "B" series will fol-
low. and so on thru the alphabet.
The. same procedure may be fol-
lowed in other counties if space
runs out on. their tags.
Tupelo Beekeepers To
Meet At Chipley June
18; To Auction-Honey
Plans for a meeting of the Tupelo
District Beekeepers Association and
auctionn of the new crop of tupelo
honey at Chipley on June 18 are be-
ing made by officials or tne associa-
Beekeepers, honey buyers and
packers from all sections or the
state and from adjoining states are
expected to attend. Producers re-
sponsible for production of more
lihan 200,000 pounds of loney will
Program for.the day will incluc-e
.1 barbecue dinner, talks by out-
standing agricultural workers, and
auction o,f the new crop of honey.
Speakers will include John Hay-
nie, apiculturist with the state ag-
ricultural extension service; Phil
Taylor. supervising inspector of the
state department of agriculture; Dr.
A. N. Tissot, head of th'e state ex-
Published Weekly By
Port St. Joe, Flerlda
'Tips From Across Our
Counter To Wise
Vol II Friday, June 11, 1948 No. 45
AJ ayER.ROOESIS 1-
This week we're. trying to take a
vacation on011 the beach and between
swims we'll take a peek at new art
rivals in Boyles Department Store.
*Two new pieces of Coron'.t Glazed
3hintz in bright floral patterns will
work wonders in bedroom or living
'oom. 'I'wo new patterns, in white
D.yelet Batiste and Eyelet Piqub
l i ll i blinor qP
yard (you'll pay more elsewhere for-
this quality). Crisp, cool
Printed Dimities'only 79c yard ... -
Never before have we had a more
beautiful array' of summer f )rics,
to tempt you. Advance Pat--
terns are only 15c..2,5c, 35c.- .. ..
0. N. T. Thread 4c and 8c (save,
"Might as well get fixed up for
th-. summer,"'' sid a customer whox
sel,'cted eight pairs of trousers,-.
"These are the best-fitting pants
I've seen anywhere." Yes, Happ
Slacks are correctly tailored .
look lor the brand label! .Ask
Several out-of-town customers;
have told us that they've had a,
little trouble finding this store andi
'suggested that w'e put up a big sign-
Now that we have a big, bold black-
.ner clothes. lettered name .an the front of the'
--- h building we hope these customers
Men. ;e" the new Van HeTIse'n and fith0rs will have no more
Pure i'L,: Ties. li: irst in y ars trouble finding the right store!
they're perfect witni a cool .
air-Weave V'in Heiis.'n Dress Shirt. A certain cafeteri' in.' New York
[ UlU lnei Si eIC!;s and !a'aln ".i'u V>
Soe't.. t he lIPW woven Madrias
Van II use'i Shirts, the "World's
Overalls. Gloves ind (CaI)s here! We
liave a wonderful selection cl'f Jack
Tar Tops for boys 2 to 12. .
short or long plants with shirt to
match. l Hlb 'em, Scrubi
'em they'll come up Smiling!"
Mrs. Sew and Sew, another ship-
inment of snilinme' fabrics has just
rolled in mult oell you atl]iut
it five p'iceps While and
Pastel Dotted Swiss only 79c yard.
heckd Printed Muslin 9Sc(
City Li'usid much p'e'isure to rman'v-
'f it, i t'-,ns y promin gently is-.
playira' oin its w' lls the motto:
"Cc''iu (,s 'nid Effi'cient Self-Serv-
ice."V When you'r'i' pleased with our
,ei'vicc'. t11 oth 's. W hen you're
not pl iased. tell us.
Now. 'w-'ll be off to one of the
finest beaches on the Gulf coast,
just -ight minutes ride from Port
St. .Le! Isn't it a pity we don't
crow a little about one of Port St.
Joe's greatest assets .Others:
crow loud about less!
Yours for Boosting Our
R. GLENN BOYLES.
vin s ;:!ve snintmer sewing; pro oem.
periment station entomology de. m, rgShe Pr~ls sill 'tglor~ious
partet D.En iios xei
FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1948
THE STAR, PORT ST. 'JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PAG 4.OU THE.... STAR,,~ POR ST JOE GUL CONY FLRV FRIA JUN 1 1948
Published Every Friday at 306 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Fla., by The Star Publishing Co.
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1987, at thO
SPostoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla.. under Act of March S, 1`879.
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tsements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
1 thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
ts lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
THE FIRE ENGINE
As we walked up the street Wednesday af-
ternoon of last week' we noticed a small spiral
of smoke curling up from the grass on Wil-
liams.Avenue back of Welton Roche's building.
We thought: "Someone has tossed a' cigaret
,out of their car as they drove along without
thinking it could start a grass fire." We could
have gone a half block out of our way and
stamped it out with our foot, but it was hot
and we weren't particularly over-ambitious at
Soon flames could be seen and they began
spreading through the grass and licking up the
boles of small pine trees. Presently someone
turned in an alarm and the fire engine came
down the street, siren screaming, with Gus
Creech at the wheel, the few remaining hairs
(on his head whipping in the breeze. Other vol-
.unteers, some still in their baseball togs, soon
ihad the small grass fire extinguished, and all
We all like to watch the fire engine go by.
It's an exciting sight, with the siren yowling
like a banshee and the firemen hanging on foir
,dear life and the dogs and the children tearing
;down the street after it.
But the sight at the end of its run may not
Ie so stimulating. It may be a grass fire, as
was this one, easily put out with extinguishers.
It may be some .deserted shack which should
have been torn down long ago. It may be mi-
iror damage to a building.
But, on the other hand, it may be a fire that
puts a concern out of business for months that
.employs a considerable number of people-or a
-fire that destroys a house that represents the
,-savings and labor of years of one of our neigh-
hors-or. a fire that burns somebody to death.
Whatever kind of fire it is, great or small,
,costly or unimportant, it makes its contribu-
.tion to the national record of fire waste. Maybe
-the damage to a building only runs into a few
Hundred dollars-a sum so small as to be hardly
'worth talking about.. That may have been a
little fire you saw. But, day after day, mopth
after Inonth, year after year, thousands of
such fires occur. And that-when we add in the
occasional conflagration that does damage run-
aning past the million mark-is why American
carelessness with fire costs us well over half
a billion dollars a year.
The fire siren sounds from atop the bank
building and our fire engine answers another
call. Maybe it's fun to see it shriek by-but
it's the kind of fun we pay for in lives and doi-
lars and total destruction.
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ABUSES
Is state unemployment insurance becoming
something of a racket in many instances? The
official figures lead one to that unsavory con-
in 1946, a year of full employment, the ratio
of benefits paid to contributions collected for
the country as a whole was 120.1 per cent.
Eighteen states paid out more in benefits than
they received in unemployment levies, and
three paid out more than twice as much.
Th.e experience in 1947 was a little better.
1But the ratio paid to contributions collectecc
was over 70 p>,- cent, and several states paid
out more than they took in.
It must be kept in mind that this happened
during years when the national income. em-
ployment and production in general were at an
all-time peak. In another depression, with its
consequent mass unemployment, it is almost
impossible to visualize what would happen to
the funds. Obviously, their receipt would be
only a drop in the bucket compared to outgo,
and a stupendous burden would be placed on
The editor of The Star doesn't lay claim to
being an expert on matters of this character,
but from what we've noticed around Port St.
Joe in the past few years we believe that many
men, not only here but all over the nation, are
using the unemployment funds as a means of
obtaining paid vacations when they don't feel
like working-and that laxity either in the law
or in the administration of the law is making
this possible That is an inexcusable abuse of
a system which was set up t6 help those who
were out of work throligh no fault, of their
owvn and couldn't find a job after a period of
honest, aggressive searching. It must be
stopped, and it can only be stopped by action
within the states.
In a story of a baseball game scheduled be-
St\veen. Milton and DeFuniak Springs, Edito.
Clayt'on .Mapoles of the Milton Gazette says:
"Curtis Lynn will throw the game in Milton,
while W. C. Reagan will pitch for the Sox in
DeFuniak." Tut, tut, Brother Mapoles,
is it nice to come right out and say your
pitcher will "throw" the game before it is
played? Look how unscrupulous gamblers
could make a killing.
We got a new car from Otto Anderson re-
cently aind we don't know how fast it will go,
and we don't know how far we could lean out
of .a tenth-story window without falling into
It is said there is a species of sheep in the
1-limnalayas that can run 60 miles an hour.
That's the only kind that could possibly fol-
low Mary today.
Returns To Summer School
Al Schneider, who has been visit-
ing here the past ten days with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Schnei-
der, will leave during the week-end
to return to the University of Flor-
ida, Galine-sville, for the summer
Here From Jax
Mrs. Bill Kitler' arrived Wednes-
day from Jacksonville for a visit
.with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
The time to pay attention to your
health is while you have It.
WE STOCK MANY BRANDS OF WHISKIES
Four Roses Imperial Carstairs White Seal
Sunnybrook Hill and Hill Schenley's Reserve
Lord Calveht Calvert Reserve Golden Wedding
Old Thompson Paul Jones Calvert Special
Three Feathers Mt Vernon Carstairs 1788
St. Joe Bar St. Joe Liquor Store
PHONE 114 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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The Low Down
Editor The Star:
Programmes and projects sis-
ters and 'brethren, I'm fed up. Ififen
all the men and wimmin statis-
ticians, e-tc.-wuz put to wurk at
some useful' bask of producing' sum-
thin' like meldbbe corn, or cars, orT
shirts, shortages wud peter out,
Seems like we. ain't satisfied eny
more with ordinary things like the
sun cummin up in the east. Ififen we,
cud jist wurk it so it'd cum up in
the north in the summer time and
In.the south in the winter, lOK how
nice it'd make the weather-mebibe.
SAnd then next year them project
engineers and statistician's cad cook
up a alibi for last year s failure, and
congress wud blink its eyes and
gulp a couple times, but plunk down
another 100 millyun or 200 millyun
to find out how cum last year's po-
tato dumpin' projek, or long or
short range farm experiment wuz a
fizzle.. And in the first place eny
Jr. High School kid eoiulda told, 'em
in advance thwait it wud be like porin'
dinero in a gopher hole.
Well, sez Henry, I think I ketch
on. Iffen the programs wurked, ,he
sez, then the statisticians, etc., who
have bin rid:in' around and super-
visin' and looking' intellectual, they
wud have nothin' left to fix and
next year they wud mebbe have to
go to wurk where they would need
sweat a bit and also pay fer the. gas
they used. Fer once, I sez, itenry,
you are making' a sage re-mark.
Yours with the low down,
Advertising Doesn't Cost It PAYS.
A Good Doctor Is
Only Half the Cure
The Rest Depends On the
PRE.SC RIPTION !
Have your prescriptions filled by
a Graduate Pharmacist. We com-
pound them exactly as your doc-
tor orders, using only the best
and purest drugs.
Carver Drug Co.
,Phone 27 Port St. Joe, Fla.
LET US INSPECT YOUR MUFFLER
AND IF NECESSARY INSTALL A NEW
GENUINE FORD MUFFLER
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
Sales F O R D- Service
PHONE 37 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
STEAKS SEAFOODS SANDWICHES
ALL KINDS OF DRINKS
Walter's Bar & Grill
(21/ Miles from Port St. Joe on Beacon Hill Highway) \
W. I. GARDNER, Owner
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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1948
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRDY UE1,145TESA.PR T.JE UFCUT. LRD AEFV
if the price of food keeps going
up, there will be something to own-
ing a farm.
St. Joe Electric Shop
Phone 377 Costin Building
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
You need! not even start
your machine. We do all
Right in the center of town
just a, few minutes drive
from your home.
Just bring your clothes In,
go shopping for 45 min-
utes, come back and get
'em, fluffy and white.
ECONOMICAL .. .
Ask your neighbor
-SHE uses the Help Your-
Comfortable lounge avail-
able for your use, com-
plete with easy chairs,
magazines and soft drink
WE HAVE OUR OWN
SOFT WATER SYSTEM
Creech Brothers Laundry
o and Cleaners
Monument Ave. Port St. Joe
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MOVE OFFICE OF CRIPPLED
The office of the Florida Crippled
Children's Commission, now located
at 1600 East Moreno Street, Pensa-
cola. wiil 'be moved to the nospita:
unit at Ellyson Field, Pensacola,
with the crippled children's convs-
lescent home. just off Highway 90.
New mailing ,address is Flortda
Crippled Children's Commission,
Route 4, Box 168-C. Pensacola, Fna.
Phone number is 6461.
'Little Miss Ann Mosely is spend-
ing two weeks in Quincy with her
S = grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
Home for Summer Vacation
Luther Cardin, a ministerial stu-
derint at Howard Ca'llege., Birming-
haim. Ala., is home for the summer
Simple Plan Makes It they are received.
Easy To Contribute To Florida currently is campaigning
SDrive for $200,000 to finance an intensi-,
Cancer Society tied program of public education in
cancer's early danger signals, tb
The, American, Cancer Society, provide better facilities for the
Florida division, has announced a diagnosis and treatment of the dis-
special arrangement with the post- ease and to help support a multi-
office department which will make million dollar research program to
find. the causes and cure for ail
it easy for Floridians to contribute t cace
to the fight on the nation's numib'er __-___ __c
twlo killer. Visits Grandparents
The plan provides that mail ad- Delores Brandon returned to her
dressed simplly to "Cancer, Tampa, home in Pensacola yesterday after
Fla." will be& delivered directly to a visit of several days at White
the American Cancer Society state City with her grandparents, Mr. and
treasurer. Mrs. Carter Ward.
All contributions received through ____ ____
the mail will be credited against There is such a thing as being too
the quota of the county from which, clever.
says Getcna i
of General Mills_____
Tru -Heat Control.
*t Extra large iron-
ing surface covers
more ironing at
* Safety Side Rest
makes ironing easier
General Mills Tru-Heat Iron
THE IRON SPONSORED BYli5lOcjMii
SEE IT TODAY AT
ST. JOE ELECTRIC SHOP
Smart man! Runs a business .. And
for comfort, keeps extra pairs of shoes
always repaired, shined and "treed
up." Never wears the same pair two
days running. Makes his shoe dollars
Bring in your older pairs and let us
re-new them, giving you extra,
daily shoe changes.
THE LEADER SHOE
We Doctor Shoes, Heel Them,
Save Their Soles
Attend Their Dyeing and
l hoat GOES INTO A
T HE ingredients your doctor
"I 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
* He's International Truck trained. That means he's
trained in the best and latest servicing and repair
practices according to International Truck methods.
And that means he's an expert in the use of Interna-
tional designed and approved machines and tools for
testing, repairing and reconditioning. He can make
money for you two ways. By holding your service ana
maintenance costs at a minimum, and by putting your
trucks in shape to roll out money making miles. You
find him busily at work in our shop. Take advantage
of his skill and ex-perience by bringing your trucks to
us now ,
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1948
PAGE SIX THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1948
State Forest Fire made available in case volunteer
fighters are -needed. Trucks and
Menace Is Stressed plo-ws usually out in the field, are
being held in readiness to, fight fire
With Florida's woodlands tinder- at a moment's notice.
dry. the state forest service is urging The service, said few fires are set
deliberately at this time of year, and
a high degree of caution against most danger lies in carelessness ly
forest fires. cameras and rural dwellers. The
Fire Control Chief 0. R. Douglass | small cattlemen who sometimes saet
said many blazes have been re- 'ires in early spring to clear land
ported in the last few weeks "and for new grass are united with the
even more can be expected unless forest service now in their desire
th-re is heavy general rainfall to keep woods fires down Thb
soon." flames which earlier would have
The forest service reports that all cleared away dead undergrowth
rangers hav- been alerted -,nd a;d- nv'w wonlld destroy grass which
ditional fir'-:.i i i, tools have been 'heir cattle need for food.
Commission Will Set -provided its the season they re-
quest for their district."
Hunting Season Dates At this meeting the commission
will fix dates for the shooting of
The state game and fresh wat,'r :eer, turkey, quail and squirrel.
fish commission will meet in Tulia-- --
1iasse.e June 21 to set dates and Home for Summer Vacation
regulations for the 1948-49 hunting
The commission, said Ben Mor-
gan, director, "hopes" to establish
more uniform hunting regulations
this year. He added, however, that
it all depends on "whether or not
sportsmen in tie various districts
can get together on their requests."
"All the sportsmen," he said,
"seem to want a statewide se-asonr
Miss Teresa Edwards, student at
Florida State. University, Tallahas-
see, arrived home last weelk-endc to
spend the summer vacation with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester
Scme day the world is going to
try to find out how the people of
the worll would live if fhey were
permitted to live as they please.
General Dwight Eisenhower ac-
cepted. the National Chairmanshil
for American Overseas Aid-Unit-
ed Nations Appeal For 'Children
Campaign, according to an an-
nouncement by Lee Marshall. In
accepting the chairmanship Eisen-
hower said, "I have first-hand
knowledge of the starving, chaotic
condition of 230 millions of child-
pen. It will be through the gener-
bsity of the American people that
we will help save today's children
Eor tomorrow's world."
At the Churches
R*o.*.** ...** ........ ....
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Bible school for all.
10:55 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:55-Baptist Training Union.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
nings at 8 o'clock.
KENNEY'S MILL BAPTIST
W. B. Holland, Pastor
10':00 a. m.--Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
6:45 p. m.---B. T. U.
8:00 p. m.-Preaching service.
Prayermeeting Tuesday night at
8 o'clock. W. M. U. meets Wednes-
days- at 3 D. m.
HIGHLAND VIEW METHODIST
Loyd W. Tubibh, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
,Church school following worship
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Thomas D. Byrne, Pastor
7:30 a. m.-Holy Communion.
10:00 a. m.-Morring worship and
Holy Communion at 10 a. m. the
first Sunday of each month.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH
10:30 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:30 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:45 p. m.-Evangelistic service.
Prayermeeting Wednesday eve-
nings at 7:45.
Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.--Morning worship.
.7:00 p. m -Youth Fellowship.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
ning at 7:30. Choir practice at S.
Mass is held at St. Joseph's
Chapel the first Sunday of each
month at 8 a. m. Second third and
fourth Sundays at 10:15 a. m.
BEACON HILL PRESBYTERIAN
Services beginning January 25
9:30 a. m.-Sunday school.
8:00 p. m.-Worship service..
Rev. Samuel J. Allen, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-TWorship servic..
7:00 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
Midweek meeting Wednesday at
8:00 p. inm.
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
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nearly 25 Per cent more visililitv,
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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1948-
ST.m JOE MOTOR 'COMPANY
SPersonals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
MRS. JEAN LEWIS HONOREE BAPTIST W. M. U. IN REGULAR
- AT MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER BUSINESS MEETING MONDAY
Mrs. Harold Powelil and Mrs. Members of the Baptist W. M. iJ.
Jimmy Kilbourn honored Mrs. Jean met at the church Monday atter-
L,-wis (nes Dorothy Davis) Thurs- noon for the regular business nime'-
day night of last week with a .mis- ing, with Mrs. J. 0. Baggett, presit-
cellaneous sh;'wer given at me dent, presiding.
Florida Power Corporation office. Following prayer by Mrs. E. R1
Various games and contests in Nix, Mrs. Baggett gave the. devo-
keepir.g with the occasion were en- tional from Philippians 4:13, *ls-
joygd by all. The honoree was the cussing "The Achievements of
recipient of many beautiful and use- Prayer," after which she called for
ful gifts.' the general routine of .business dur-
A salad course with cookies and ,ng which reports of committees
iced drinks was served to Mrs. H. and circles were received. During
G, Parker, Mrs.iW. P. Comforter, the new business, Rev. L. J. Keels
Mrs. H. G. Harvey, Mrs. Lewis Gay, presented to the group some new
Mrs. Emma Redd, Mrs. Albert Ham- nominating plans, which were ac-
mock, Mrs. Brady Jordan, Mrs. Al cepted.
Smith, Mrs. L. Z. Henderson, Mrs. W. L. Smith Jr., a Junior R. A.
Mack Richie, Mrs. Mamie Lee Da- member, in well chosen woras
vidson, Mrs. Dewey Davis and the thanked the ladies for the splendid
Misses Jan Wimiberly, Betty Otto time the R. A. boys had at the o'on-
Anderson, Alice Elder, Mlarjorie Da- clave held here recently. Several
vis, Carolyn Smith, Marie Johnson, letter o'f thanks were also read.
Geraldine Parker and Allyne Evans. Mrs. Baggett announced that the
Sending gifts but not present were Bible study would be held at the
Mrs. Tom Parker, Mrs. A. C. Rus- church next Mondlay,, and urged hll
sell, Mrs. Joe Grimsley, Mrs. M. C. that could to attend.
Wood, Mrs. Robert Buchert, Mrs. t .
W. L. Durant, Mrs. Sherwood Ma- MRS. HARDY HOSTESS TO
hon, Mrs. Carol Levens, Mrs. W. C. JUNIOR EXECUTIVE BOARD
Pridgeon and Mrs. Curtis Evans. The executive board of the Junior
X %Woman's Club met last Friday eve,-
JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB IN ning at the home of Mrs. Lamar
REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY Hardy with Mrs. H. L. McKinnon,
The Junior Woman's Club held cluo president, presiding.
its regulai- monthly meeting Tues- General business was discussed.
day night in the club rooms at the and Royce Dickens, program chair-
C.G-ntennial Building with Mrs. How-, man, gave an outline of the pro-
ard McKin'nn, president presiding. '.gram planned, for the year, which
SMrs. B'. W. Eells Jr., annofinced holds much of interest. At this time.
plans for a dance to be held July 3, it. was voted to receive two new
and Mrs. Ben Dickens. Jr., outlined members, Mrs. Wayne Butruam andti
program plans for.the year, assisted 1 Mrs. Olin Davis.
by Mrs. W. P. Gilbert. -- During the social hour; refresh-
Little Misses Judy Fensom, Carol mnents were served to Mesdamres H.
LeHardy and Elizabeth Ann Brownf L. McKiunon, B. W. Eells Jr., Ben
delighted the club with a ballet Dicken's, Billy Bowen and Walter
dance, after which. Coach Marion, Duren and the Misses Melba Ned-
Craig gave an interesting talk on ley, Margaret Belin and Betty Sue
At the close, of the program a so- Rit M
cial hour was enjoyed1 with mem- Home For Vacation
hers of the executive board acting Mr. and Mrs. James T. McNeill
as hostesses. of Gainesville arrived, Monday eve-
W EIt OX
J. A. M. CLUB ENTERTAINED
BY MRS. VERNA SMITH
Mrs. Verna Smith was hostess
Monday night to meinbers of the J.
A. M. Club at her home on Monu-
After an hour of sewing, the hos-
tess .served' a frozen salad, cookies,
sandwiches and punch to Mesdames
F.lorrie. Connell, Lola Costin, Ruby
Pridgeon, Gladys Boyer, Minnie Ola
Drake, Callie Howell, Eulia Prid-
geen and Myrtice Smith, and one
visitor, Miss Sara Kelly."
Next meeting if the cluSb will'be
with Mrs. Myrtice Smith.
ning Ior a, short vacation with their
respective parents, Mrs. J. T. Mc-
Neill and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Lane.
Jimmy will return to Gainesville
for the summer session at the uni-
ToVacation In South Florida
Mrs. L. C. Wise, daughters June
and Peggy, and son Donnie will
leave tomorrow for a week's vaca-
tion in Tampa and Sarasota.
At Hospital for Treatment
Mrs. Francis' Lovett of Apalachi-
cola is in the local hospital under-
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Bray of this
city announce the birth of a daugh-
ter, B tty Jane, on May 26.
Mr. and Mrs. Barrett of this city
.ire the proud parents of a son, born
Thursday, June 3. The young man
lh:i' been nan.'dt Gerald Dewayne.
Mr. and Mrs. WV. D. Shiver of
Kiinard announce the birth of a son,
John Charles, on Monday. June 7.
iAll birils c curri lid t l he Port St.
Joe Municip:tl llospital.)
SURPRISE CRYSTAL SHOWER
HONORS MfRS. BRADY JORDAN
The Misses Nlaxie Brown and
Norma Jean Lewis honored Mrs.
Brady Jordan (nee Doris Thursbay)
with a surprise crystal shower Monm
day night at the home of Mrs. Clint
Thursday. The many gifts received
by the honoree were displayed on
a lace-covered table.
Guests, members of the '48 class
of St. Joe high, were the Misses Inez
Hill. Katherine Jones, Sara rinson,
Maris, Jones, Margaret Mincey, An-
iette Parker, Dorothy Minus, Betty
Doris Dees, Marian Watts. Irene
Wilder, Hazel Burnette, Geraldine
Fa;,'cer, Peggy Hardy, Betty Thur-
ian and Margie Smith.
Refreshments of cookiees, potato
cih'ps and iced drltki were served
by the hostesses to the guests.
1P at R
Leave for Virginia
J. C. Sports, C'PO, arrived Sunday
to accompany his wife and babies
back to Newport News, Va., where
he is stationed. They left Wednes-
day for Virginia. Mrs. Spotts had
been visiting for the past six months
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Car-
ter Ward of White City.
Vacationing In New York
Miss Amelia Gibson left Satur-
day night for Ne-w York City for a
vaco.tion of two weeks. -
Move To Montgomery
Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood Mason.
left Saturday for Montgomery, Ala.,
where they will make their home.
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DR. JOS. B. SPEAR
DICK ERVIN, YOUR
Mrs. Tom E. Parke.r of this city
announces the marriage of her
0faught,', Geialdine, on Tuesday,
June 1. in Donaldsonville, Ga., to
Michael Namynonik, son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. Namynonik of North T:in-
a',ancda, N. Y. Attendants were the
brid.'s mother, Mrs. Tom E. Parke,'
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Lewis and Miss
The bride is a graduate of the
Part rSt. Joe high school, class of
'-IS, an:l the groom has served in
the United SlatEs Navy for the past
two years. They wiill make their
home in Panama City where- Mr.
Namynonik is stationed Lit the navy
mines counter-measure base.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all the. kind
friends and neighbors who rallied
around during the recent illness and
death of our loved one. Also to ex-
press' our appreciation fori the many
beautiful floral tributes. May God
bless each and, every on, of you.
The W. A. Johnson Family.
DR. C. L. REICHERTER
EYES EXAMINED -LASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: S to 5
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
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Port Theatre I
A Martin Theatre '7^ Port St. Joe, Fla.
a THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT' 2:45 P. M. C
LAST TIMES FRIDAY MONDAY and TUESDAY
June 14 and 15
I MacDonald Iturbi J -at
SATURDAY, JUNE 12
- FEATURE NO. 1 -
WilhA s I sow "
News and "Passing Parade"
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16
HIT NO. 1
ostns Have Guests RESOLUTION OF SYMPATHY
Costins Have Guests
Port St. Joe Lodge 111, F. & A. M.
Mr. and Mrs. Mel Magidson and WHEREAS the Grand Achitect
son of Tallahassee, Mr. and Mrs. of the Universe in His infinite wis-
Bill Carr and daughter of Tuskegee, dom, has seen fit on the 25th day
Ala., Cecil Costin Jr., of Gainesville of M\ay, 194.8, to enter our ranks
and Miss Sara Jo Costin, of Talla- Lnd call lfrom our midst Broth''ir W.
T. Chafin, 'who has been a brother
hasse-: spent last week-end, with among us and a member of Port St.
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Costin. Mr., and I Joe Lodge No. 111. F. & A. M., since
Mrs'. Carr returned home Suncay, uine I2th. 1945; and,
the others remaining for a longer WHEREAS, the Masons, collec-
tively and individually, have lost an
visit, esteemed and faithful brother,
.- I BE IT RESOLVED, that we ex-
Carra.belle Stars Visit tend to th., hberea.ved family our
Visitors at the Order of Eastern sincere and. heartfelt sympathy, as
their loss is ours, too.
Star initiatory ceremony Tuesday Brother Chafin will be missed
night were Mrs. Vena Camnpne;i, Mr. greatly b'y our lodge and his friends
and Mrs. B. T. McKnight, Mr. and in the community. We revere his
Mrs. J. L. Maton and Mrs. Maggie memory and commit all sorrowing
Goodson of Dors Chapter 96of hearts unto the guidance of the All-
Goodson of Dors Chapter- 96 of knowing One, asking that He may
COrrabelle. and Mrs. Robert. Bu- send the comfort into our lives to
chert, a m-.mber of Dorcas Chapter uphold us. in our bereavement.
but resident of St. Joe. RESOLVED, that a copy of these
resolutions be spread on our min-
Sutes. and one sent to the beri'aved
Visiting Parents family, and one sent to the local
Mrs. Randolph Noble and children newspaper.
of Fayette, Miss., is visiting her par- C. L. COSTIN.
B. E. PARKER.
ents, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Croxton at HAROLD POWELL.
their home in White City. June 1, 1948. Committee.
I wish to thank the voters
of Gulf County for the vote
of confidence given me in
the election on May 25. I
will try to justify that confi-
dence by performing the du-
ties of the office of Attorney
General to the best of my
Paid Political Advertising
HIT NO. 2
BOB STEELE in
!Alias John Law'
Chapter 12 of Serial
"Jesse James Rides Again"
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
June 17-and 18
of Don Coyot TECHNICOLOR
In Color NEWS and CARTOON
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'THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
.FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1948
Returns Home After Visit Here
Mrs. Walter Harris returned to
her home in Dothan, Ala., Tuesday
after several days' visit here with
her daughter and. husband,, Mr. anck
Mrs. Bob Shaw.
friends. Realizing that need we
serve not in the usual busi-teep,
ness-customer relationship, but
as a sincere friend in need.
Let us serve you when.
the need arises.
Comforter Funeral Home
601 LONG AVENUE
24-Hour Ambulance Service
PHONE 326 Day or Night
PAGEEIGT TE SARPOR ST.JOE GUF CUNT, FORID FRDAY, JNE 1, 94.
Have Week-end Guests
Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Montford and
children of Blountstown and Mrs.
Annie Lee Carter of Valpariso, Fla.,
visited here over the week-end with
Mr. and Mrs. Loui Tappan.
Home for 'Summer Vacation
Noalen Rawl's, who has been at-
tending school in New Orleans, is
home to spend the summer vaoa-
tion with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. E. Rawls.
Disappointments are inevitable if
you have ambition or hope.
CAFE EQUIPMENT-Counter and
stools, dishes, cooking utensils,
galvanized .kitchen sink with fit-
tings. Reasonable. E. M. Spear. 1
OIL STOVE-34burn-e.r Florence oil
stove with small insulated port-
able oven. A-1 condition; $20. Mrs.
Whitaker, Anderson Cottages, High-
way 98. It
ROOM -Private entrance, private
bath. See Gene Holley. Phone
CONCRETE MIXER for rent, $5.00
per day. Spillers and Nichols,
phone 83 or 304 5-28*
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
apartment. Bedroom, bath, and
kitchen with stove and icebox. J.
A. Mira. 5-28tf
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartm'ents. tf
S- SALESMEN WANTED
'MAN WANTED TO SUCCEED T.
Mankham. Good opening in Gulf
county; 1500 families. Sell, deliver
Rawleigh Products. Products sold
20 years. year around, steady work;
large profits.. Write Rawleigh's De-
partment FAF -101 137S, Memphis,
Tenn., or see E. Addison, Box 892,
Bay Harbor,, Fla. 6-25*
For COMPLETE WEATHERSTRIP-
' PING and Insulation Service see
P. M. Spillers. Phone 83. P. 0. Box
'8-3, Port St. Joe. 6-11*
i For All Types of
See George M. Johnson, or call
Phone 125-W, Port St. Joe. 6-25*
10 YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
President Approves Civic Center
Word was received this week
from Washington that President
Roosevelt had placed his stamp of
approval on the proposed civic cen-
ter for Port St. Joe and had autor-
ized WPA funds to the amount of
$35,246 for its construction. The
city's matching funds will amount
to better than 837,000, the greater
part of which will be in the form of
contributions from contractors who
had construction jobs on the paper
mill. The building will be :uilt in
Monument Park and will be 109x82
feet. It will have an auditorium cap-
abl, of seating 700, a stage with
dressing rooms, two meeting roowis
for civic organizations, and a large
room to be used as a museum.
Street Work Underway
Work of grading Long Avenue
preparatory to paving is coming on
apace, grades having been *hroomn
up from 16th Street to the school-
house, and preliminary work is now
being done. fro p the school to First
Street. Clearing of trees was started
yesterday for the new boulevard to
extend from Long Avenue to Monu-
Band Concerts In Park To Begin
The first band concert will be
given next Sunday at the Port Innt
park, where a bandstand is being
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
days each month, 8:00 p. ni.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. Fennon
Talley, 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; visit-
ing brethren invited. James Greer,
N. G.; W. C. Forehand, Secretary.
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS,
Howard C. Taunton Post No. 8197
-Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of
each month a.t Florida Power office.
Leo Kennedy, commander.
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M., 2nd and 4th -Mondays. All visit-
ing companions welcome. H. R.
Maige, High Priest; Robt. Shaw, Sec
erected, by the chamber of com-
merce. The program will be pre-
sented 'by the high school band un-
de.r the direction of Dan Farmer.
New Theater To Open Soon
A large crew of painters-, carpen-
ters and electricians are at work on
the magnificent new Port Theater
rushing it to completion for the
opening day, which has ben set for
Monday, June 20.
Church Cornerstone To Be Laid
A cornerstone laying ceremony
dedicating the new Baptist church
naw under construction on TI'hro
Rate Hike for Telephone
Companies Is Denied
Applications of the Southeastern
Telephone Company and the St.
Joseph Telephone & Telegraph Com-
pany for higher rates& have been re-
jected by the Florida Railroad and
Public Utilities Commissian until
they prove they aren't making a
The commission, meeting this
week in Tallahassee. denied the two
applications for rate increases af-
fecting 12 exchanges for Southeast
.Street will be held next Sunday af- pen, stretching from Crestview to
ternoon at 2 o'clock. with the dedi- Madison, and for four exchanges of
catory address being mace 7)y the
Rev. J. W. Sisemore.
New Mill Superintendent
II. A. Kidd this week entered upon
his duties as general supei-lnten-
'dent o'f the St. Joe Paper Company
mill, replacing Mr. Haitmann.
Will Return To Home In Virginia
Mr. and Mrs. William E. P-,rkins
will leave Sunday to return to their
home in Lynchburg, Va., after a
visit ,of two weeks here with Mr.
and Mrs. Glenn Boyles.
the St. Joe company.
The commission found that nei-
ther company had submitted enough
figures to sustain their claim ro:'
higher rates. In the case of South-
eastern, the comniisision pointed out
that the company asked *for in-
crea3ses on a state-wide basis, and
rejected that approach to rate-mak-
ing. Each exchange, said the com-
mission's order, must stand on its
The commission also found that
the St. Joseph company is earning
nearly 7 per cent on its total in-
vestment, while the Southeastern
has been earning more than 5 per
cent on its Florida operation. 'It
concluded that during an inflationr-
ary period when the money rate is
low, a return of 5 to 6 per cent
would appear to. be sufficient to
maintain the credit of either of
Attend Graduation Exercises
Mr. and., Mrs. C. W. Horton and /
chi Iren and Mrs. Blanche Freeman
tte -ded the graduation of Mrs.
Horton's son, Howell Roberts, in
Marianna Monday night.
John W. Pennel
and Land Surveyor
Registered In Florida, Alabama
and South Carolina ,
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
200 E. Fourth St. Tel. 2163
A Fraternal Benefit Society
Texas' Oldest Legal Reserve Life Insurance Institution
PERVIS A. HOWELL, Representative
Res. Phone 198 Port St. Joe, Fla. P. 0. Box 192
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES, OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
We recommend fire Insurance because its easy to start a fire
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GULF SERVICE STATION
Title Insurance Real Estate Loans
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
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Telephone 364 Agent: Title & Trust Company of Florida,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1948-