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Title: The star
Uniform Title: Star (Port Saint Joe, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: W.S. Smith
Place of Publication: Port St. Joe Fla
Creation Date: October 29, 1948
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Port Saint Joe (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Gulf County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Gulf -- Port Saint Joe
Coordinates: 29.814722 x -85.297222 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1937.
General Note: Editor: Wesley R. Ramsey, <1970>.
General Note: Publisher: The Star Pub. Co., <1970>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 7 (Dec. 2, 1938).
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HELP PROMOTE
PORT ST. JOE BY
JOINING THE JUNIOR
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"Port St. Joe -The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"


VOLUME XII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1948 NUMBER 5


Campaign To Raise

$30,000 In 5 Days

For Church Building

Methodists To Hold Banquet
Next Thursday Inaugu-
I rating Fund Drive

In order that construction may
proceed without delay on the new
Methodist Church to be located at
the point formed by the intersec-
tion of Monument Avenue and Con-
stitution Drive, work on which is
already well' under way, the mem-
bership of the church is inaugurat-
ing a five-day campaign planned to
raise $30,000 in cash and subscrip-
tions payable over a period of 30
months.
To present the matter to the
church membership, a "Forward
Step" banquet will be held at the
parish house next Thursday eve-
ning at which time campaign 'lead-
ers and the Rev. Laurie G. Ray of
Lake Wales will outline plans for
the fund-raising campaign.
'Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, pastor of the
church, in commenting on the cam-
paign, said: "We are delighted
with the rapid progress being made
on the new church building. Our
people have responded in a fine
way, as they have had an opportun-
ity to do so.
"The building program 'so far
has demanded ceaseless efforts on
the part of a few. Now the time has
come when every member and our
friends will be given an opportun-
ity to help in a program which de-
pends upon their response. If
every one responds with the same
courage and untiring effort as
shown by those who have worked
(Continued on page 8)


Girl Scout Week To

Be Observed Here

Local Troops Plan Many Activities
From October 31 to November 6

The week beginning October 31
has been designated as Girl Scout
Week in memory of the founder,
Mrs. Juliette Gordon Low, whose
birthday was October 31, and local
Girl Scout troops have planned a
full weeks activity in honor of the
events; as follows:
Sunday, Oct. 31-Attend Sunday
school and church. Brownie Troop
will attend the Presbyterian Church
and Troop 2 will attend the Baptist
Church.
Monday, Nov. 1-Home Makers
Day, "Mother's day off."
Tuesday, Nov. 2-Citizenship Day.
Caring for small children while
-mother goes to vote.
Wednesday, Nov. 3-Health and
.Safety Day.
Thursday, Nov. 4-International
Friendship Day. Project is collect-
ing clothing for overseas children.
Friday, Nov. 5-Arts and Crafts
.Day.
Saturday, Nov. 6-Outdoors Day.
Scouts will participate in some out-
door nature study or activity.
A special postage stamp honor-
ing Mrs. Low will go on sale today
in Savannah, Ga., where 36 years
ago the first Girl Scout troop was
-organized on March 12, 1912. The
stamps should be on sale at the lo-
-cal postoffice within' the next two
weeks (we hope).

Patient At Hospital
Friends of B. H. Smith will re-
gret to learn that he is a patient at
the local hospital.


Game Commission

Okehs Small Bass

Also Removes Closed Season for
West Florida Counties

Remember those black bass un-
der 12 inches that you're watching
all the time and would like to keep
except for the fact that you might
be picked up with them in your
possession by the game warden and
you always (?) throw 'em back?
Well, now you can keep 'em, as the
state game and fresh water fish
commission Monday in a meeting
at Tallahassee voted t(W eliminate
its 12-inch size limit on bass, effec-
tive December 1.
The commission also decided to
drop its closed season during April
and May in 10 Northwest Florida
counties, although certain bodies of
water will remain closed during
that time.
Yep, you've guessed it! Among
those "certain bodies of water" are
included the Dead Lakes below
Scott's Ferry and Lake Wimico.
Other waters affected are Merritt's
Lake and Ochessee Pond in Jackson
county.
John Dequine, chipf biologist for
the commission, said there -is "no
reason" for the 12-in size limit on
bass because 75 per cent of those
smaller thah that if caught and put
.back in the water will die.
The bag limit of eight bass was
retained by the commission pend-
ing further biological studies.

Plane Here Saturday
To Carry Passengers

Harry Reynolds, a pilot with 18
years of flying to his credit, will
be at the PortqSt. Joe airport Sat-
urday and Sunday for the purpose
of carrying passengers for rides
over the city. He charges one buck
per ride.
Reynolds' plane is a new Piper
three-place Super-Cruiser, allowing
him to take up two passengers at
a time.

Wayside Park Enlarged
The state road department has
found that the Wayside Park re-
cently constructed at Mexico Beach
is not capable of caring for all who
want to use it, and so this week
it has completed two 10 by 25-foot
picnic shelters and four smaller
shelters similar to those already in
use.

In Virginia Hospital
Charles Smith is* confined to a
Bristol, Va., hospital with an attack
of pneumonia. He had gone to that
city to visit Miss Maxie Brown. Er-
nest Smith left Monday for Bristol
to be at his brother's bedside until
such time as he may be able to re-
turn home.

Attend Navy Day Activities
Mrs. Tom Parker and sons Bruce
and Larry, Mrs. Dewey Davis and
son Jackie and Mrs. Michael Namy-
nanik attended the Navy Day ac-
tivities at the mine countermeasure
station in Panama City. They re-
port an interesting day.

Attends District Welfare Meet
Robert E. Bellows, Gulf county
member of the District 3 welfare
board, attending the i-egular meet-
ing of the board held Wednesday
of last week in Quincy.

Visiting Sister and Family
Mrs. B. B. Dancy of St. Augustine
is visiting here with her sister and
family, Mr. aad Mrs. Gordon Thom-
as, and other relatives.


Rep. G. Tapper

Is Opposed To

Amendment 1

Says It Would Not Be for the
Best Interest of the State
To Adopt the Measure

Rep. George Tapper, even though
he was a member of the 1947 legis-
lature which approved the much-
discussed so-called "Good Roads"
amendment, No. 1 on the November
2 ballot, feels that all members of
the legislature, both senators and
representatives, should definitely
make a statement as to where they
stand on the amendment, so we
give George space to express his
views which, put in a very small
nutshell, is that he would not like
to see the measure approved. Sez
George:
"Much controversy has arisen
over the proposed amendment No.
1. This amendment, if adopted,
would forever prohibit any monies
collected by taxes on petroleum
products, such as gasoline, oil, etc.,
from being spent or diverted to
any department except the state
road department, and this money to
be spent for the construction and
maintenance of state highways.
"After much study I have come
to the conclusion that it would not
be to the best interest of the state
for this amendment to be adopted.
My reasons are:
"1. No department of government
should be removed from the au-
(Continued on Page .3)


Annual P.-T. A. Carnival

Will Be Held Tomorrow

Parade To Start At 2:30; Corona-
tions Afternoon and Evening

The annual Hallowe'en Carnival
staged by the Parent-Teacher Asso-
ciation will be held tomorrow af-
ternoon and evening on the vacant
lot adjoining Young's Food Store
on Reid Avenue.
The parade, headed by the high
school band, will form at the school
house and is scheduled to start
promptly at 2:30 p. m. Mothers of
children to participate in the par-
ade are asked to have them at the
school by 2 o'clock.
Immediately after the parade, the
coronation of the king and queen of
the elementary grades will take
place, and the king and queen of
the high school will be crowned at
7 p. m.
All booths will be opened at 3
o'clock and will remain open until
the last dog is hung. Everybody is
invited to come out, join in the fun
and help to make this annual af-
fair a big success.


Sharks Defeat Bay High
Baby Tornadoes 38 To 0

By GRAHAM HARVEY
Last Friday night the St. Joe
Sharks' grid team displayed their
might by defeating the Panama
City Baby Tornadoes 38 to 0 at the
neighboring city.
The first quarter saw one touch-
down, followed by two more in the
second quarter with an extra point
added. The Tornadoes held the lo-
cal boys scoreless in the third quar-
ter, but in the fourth, Owens threw
three touchdown passes, bringing
the final score to 38 to 0.
The Sharks will meet Chattahoo-
chee in Marianna tonight at 7:30.


Merchants of City Planning Big

Cash Distribution Christmas Eve


Many Visitors View

'Plover' On Navy Day

Minesweeper Assigned To St. 'Joe
Proves Big Attraction

It is estimated that more than
500 visitors went aboard the mine-
sweeper Plover on Navy Day, and
that at least half that many in-
spected the vessel yesterday, as it
remained in port an extra day in
order that the ship's personnel
might attend the dance given last
night by the Moose Lodge and the
Junior Woman's Club.
The Plover, with a length of 135
feet, carries a crew of 25, officered
by Capt. Jack Gentz, Ensign C. E.
Neilson, executive officer, and Bob
Amaling as engineering officer.
Refreshments were available for
all visitors going aboard and during
the noon hour Harry Saunders and
seven department heads of the St.
Joe Paper Company were guests of
Captain Gentz.
Both officers and crew members
were delighted with the reception
they received here and desire to
express their appreciation to the
citizens of St. Joe, and particularly
former navy personnel who pro-
vided for their entertainment dur-
ing their brief stay. '


Newsreels Give Stories
Of Dewey and Truman

Manager Mac McCollum of the
Port Theater states that the news-
reel currently playing and the one
scheduled for Monday and Tuesday
carry a complete pictorial biog-
raphy of the two leading candidates
for president of the U. S.
The newsreel playing today on
the same prograin with the "Babe
Ruth Story" carries "The Dewey
Story," and the newsreel playing
Monday and Tuesday on the same
program with "Gallant Legion" will
carry "The Truman Story."
According to Manager Mac, the
two pictorial biographies (giving an
impartial coverage of the presiden-
tial campaign) were filmed for a
two-fold purpose (1) to help assure
the greatest possible vote in the
coming presidential election and
(2) as a public service in the di-
rection of. helping voters of Amer-
ica choose .their next president.

First Girl In Tribe
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley R. Ramsey
of Macon, Ga., are announcing the
arrival of an eight-pound daughter
on October 26. Mrs. Wesley Ram-
sey of this city says this is quite
an event, it being the first girl in
the Ramsey family.

Call for Bids On New City Hall
In this issue of The Star appears
a notice calling for bids on con-
struction of the new municipal
building recently voted upon favor-
ably by residents of Port St. Joe.

Visiting In South Florida
Mrs. B. B. Conklin left Thursday
of last week for a visit of several
weeks at Everglades City with her
sister and. family, Sheriff and Mrs.
Lewis Thorpe.

Visiting In Alabama
Mrs. Alex LeGrone and Mr. and
Mrs. Gordon Thomas accompanied
Mrs. Edna Thomas to Lanette, Ala.,
Sunday where she will visit with
her son and family.


Will Award $1000 In Money of
the Realm, With Top Prize
Five Hundred Smackers

All of us have listened to those
"give away" programs on the radio
and sighed enviously and wistfully
when some lucky individual came
up with the right answer and was
handed fabulous prizes. It has been
estimated that the chances of any
one person winning one of these
jackpots is about 3,718,411 chances
to one. Rather big odds, no?
Well, now you can get a chance
to "hit the jackpot" right here at
home, with a top of $500 in cash-
and you don't even have to send in
a soap wrapper, a box top or a
cash contribution. In fact, you don't
have to do a thing but pay your lo-
cal merchants for the articles you
buy from them.
Unbelievable? Not at all.
The Retail Merchants Associa-
tiofi of our city, in order to .pro-
mote Christmas sales and inveigle
customers to make larger time
payments, have raised $1000 to be
distributed at 4 p. m. December 24.
The cash is on deposit at the Flor-
ida Bank, which, by the way, made
a sizeable contribution toward the
fund. First prize award will be $500
to some lucky person, second prize
is $200 and there are two prizes of
$50 each and eight of $25 each.
All you have to do is spend your
money at home, and full details
can be secured from the 23 partici-
pating business establishments, the
names of which can be found on
page five of this issue of The Star.


Advertising Rate of

Star To Be Increased

Rising Costs Necessitate Boost; No
Increase Yet On Subscriptions

Due to increased costs all along
the line, advertising rates of The
Star will be increased five cents
per column inch beginning Novem-
ber 1.
The publisher has postponed this
move as long as possible, but with
the price of newsprint steadily ris-
ing and showing no inclination to
drop (we used to buy newsprint at
$70 per ton; it is now $210 per
ton), metal and type prices almost
prohibitive, not to mention the
cost of new machinery and replace-
ment parts, and living costs still
spiraling, we can see no other al-
ternative. We believe the boost in
the advertising rate will take care
of present costs, consequently the
subscription rate will remain at its
present level-$2.00 per year, $1.00
for six months, and $127.15 for a
three-month subscription.
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Attend Group" Bank Meeting
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Barke, Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Cooper, Mrs. Florrie
Connell, Charles Stevens and Mrs.
Verna Smith of the Florida Bank
attended a meeting of Group 3 of
the Florida.Bankers Association in
Marianna Tuesday night. Guest
speaker was Bob Sikes, who spoke
on the domestic and international
problems facing our nation today.
It is expected that the next meet-
ing of the group will be held in
Apalachicola.

Uncle Dies
Mrs. G. E. McGill was called to
Andalusia, Ala., Sunday due to the
death of her uncle, William Jones.









1AEFURTH TA, OT T JOE, GUL CONY FOIDAFIA OTBR2,14


LOCAL ROTARY CLUB HOST
TO WEWAHITCHIKANS
The Port St. Joe Rotary Club
was host to the Wewahitchka Ro-
tarians Thursday night of last
week at the Episcopal parish house
with Jake Belin, president of the lo-
cal club,' presiding.
C. L. Morgan of the Wewahitchka
club introduced the guest speaker,
J. C. Gisseridaner of the Chattahoo-
chee Chamber of Comnierce, who
told of developments on the Ap-
alachicola-Chattahoochee river pro-
ject.
Members of the Wewa club at-
tending were Rev. W. A. McDaniel,
Jake White, Forrest Revells, Roy
Spencer, Ray Folwan, Jack Connell,
Bill Linton, Rudy Gaskin, Kenneth
Whitfield, Dave Gaskin, Claude Lis-
ter, Harland Pridgeon, J. Flint, R.
D. Lister, Buck Norton and Charles
Morgan.
Out-of-town guests were Bob Ned-
ley of Apalachicola and M. L. Flei-
shel of Jacksonville.

0. E. S. CHAPTER RECEIVES
CHAIRS FOR STAR POINTS
The Order of Eastern Star held
its regular meeting Tuesday night
in the Masonic hall. After the regu-,
lar business session, the chair com-
mittee reported onf the purchase of
chairs for the star points and they
were presented to the chapter at
this time. The addition of these
chairs adds much to the attractive-
ness of the hall and the entire
membership desires to thank those
wlho had a part in securing them.
Members present at the meeting
from Wewahitchka were Worthy
Matron Mis. Estelle Griffin, Worthy
Patron J. M. Harris, Pianist Mrs.
Sara Morgan, Mrs. Ella Glynn and
Mrs. Emma Stone. Visitors were
Mrs. Robert Buchert, Mrs. W. D.
Sikes and Mrs. J. C. Dickey.
The local chapter extends to visi-
tors in our city an invitation to
visit the chapter at any time.

METHODIST W.S.C.S. TO HOLD
WEEK OF PRAYER SERVICE
The date for the Week of Prayer
service observed annually by the
Woman's Society of Christian Serv-
ice of the Methodist Church has
been set for Monday, November 1.
at 2 p. m. in the church.
Mrs. G. A. Patton, spiritual life
chairman, has announced that there
are eight worthy projects to benefit
by this observance consisting of
schools, mission settlements, and
hospitals located in Texas, Vir-
ginia, Alaska and China, and she
urges all Methodist women to-at-
tend this meeting and make their
offerings as generous as possible.
The worship program, titled "Be
Still," will be conducted by Mrs.
Patton, assisted by Mrs. Ralph
Swatts.
Friends from other churches in
the community are invited to at-
tend.

MRS. ROY. GASKIN HOSTESS
TO MARY VIt MAUK CIRCLE
. Mrs. Roy Gaskin, president of the
W. S. C. S., was hostess to the Mary
Vic Mauk Circle of the Methodist
Church Monday afternoon at her
home.
The meeting opened with prayer
led by Mrs. J. T. McNeill, followed
by a discussion of chapter I of the
new Bible study, "Newness of Life"
by Estelle Carver, dealing with
"New Birth-the Marriage at Cana."
Mrs. Ralph Swatts, presiding, an-
nounced the Week of Prayer serv-
ice for Monday and urged all mem-
bers to attend and make their of-
ferings as generous as possible.
Mrs. J. L. Sharit volunteered to
put flowers in the church and asked
the circle to meet with her the sec-
Itid Monday in November.


BAPTIST LADIES ENJOY
MISSION PROGRAM
More than thirty Baptist ladies
met at the church Monday after-
noon for a mission program given
by Circle One of the Baptist Mis-
sionary Society. After singing "My
Jesus I Love Thee," and prayer by
Mrs. E. B. Dendy, Mrs. L. J. Keels
brought the devotional from Rom.
9:1-5 and 2 Cor. 3:14-18, her topic
being "Measure Your Love By
Paul's." As the lesson was about
the Jews, Mrs. Keels stressed
Paul's love for and work among
the Jews.
Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon was in
charge of the program and intro-
duced the topics, given as a quiz
program, Mrs. C. A. McClellan ask-
ing the questions, those answering
being Mrs. C. M. Palmer, "An Or-
thodox Jew"; Mrs. L. E. Voss, 'A
Reformed Jew"; Mrs. W. Ramsey
and Mrs. E. C. Cason, "Our Mis-
sionaries to the Jews," and Mrs. C.
G. Costin, "Jacob Garenthaus, Sou-
,thern Baptist Missionary to the
Jews."
In conclusion, Mrs. W. C. Prid-
geon led in reading a poem, "The
Way of Understanding," with dis-
missal by Mrs. J. 0. Baggett.

MRS. RUBY .PRIDGEON IS
HOSTESS TO J. A. M; CLUB
The J. A. M. Club met Monday
night wtih Mrs. Ruby Pridgeon at
her home on Monuiment Avenue. On
arrival of the members they were
served a buffet supper consisting
of barbecued hot dogs, scalloped
potatoes, cole slaw, pickles, cookies
and coffee, after which. they en-
joyed the regular activities of the
club, sewing and chatting.
Present were Mrs. Eliza Lawson,
Mrs. Lola Costin, Mrs. Elaine Prid-
geon, Mrs. Callie Howell, Mrs. Mar-
guerite Pridgeon, 'Mrs. Minnie Ola
Drake, Mrs. Gladys Boyer, Mrs.
Florrie Connell and one visitor,
Mrs. Willie Ola Upshaw.
Next meeting of the club will be
with Mrs. Elaine Pridgeon in her
home at White City.
F .K Vt
BAPTIST G. A. MEETS
The Girls' Auxiliary of the Bap-
tist Church met Monday at the
church, the meeting opening with
the reading of Luke 12:15 and I
Cor. 16:2, followed with prayer by
Marietta Chafin. The treasurer's
report was presented by Linda Gail
Pyle, roll call was made and the
minutes read by Faye Parker. The
meeting was then turned over to
Mrs. W. M. Chafin, leader, for th.e
study, after which the girls enjoyed
a Hallowe'en party and then joined
the R. A. boys in apple bobbing.





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PRESCRIPTION

THE ingredients your doctor
T 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
Pharmaceutical Chemist
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
PHONE 5 PORT ST. JOE


Social Activities

Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51


JUNIOR R. A.'S MEET
The Junior R. A. of the Baptist
Church met Monday afternoon at
the church with ten member' ,ris-
ent. The meeting was opened wit .
pisayer by Mrs. George Cooper. R.
A. leader, after which one new
member was accepted and the ses-
sion closed by all repeau-ng the
benediction. During the social hour
a Hallowe'en party, was enjoyed.
featuring a number of garnses and
apple bobbing.


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3:00 p. m. to 5:30 p. m.
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HELLO, WORLD!
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Godwin -of
Highland View announce the birth
of a daughter, Hazel Joyce, on Fri-
day, October 22.

Rev. and Mrs. Henry F. Jarvis of
Carrabelle are announcing the birth
of a daughter, Linda Joy, on Fri-
day, October 22.

Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Page of Ap-
alachicola announce the birth of a
daughter, Mary Franqes, on Friday,
October 22.

Mr. and Mrs. Will J. Branch of
this city 'announce the birth of a
son, Larry Wayne, on Saturday, Oc-
tober 23.

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Williams of-
this city are the proud parents of
a son, born Wednesday, October'
2. The young man has been named
Charles Walter.
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital)

METHODISTS TO HAVE
VISITING MINISTER
Next Sunday morning Rev. Geo.
W. Kerlin will preach at the Bay-
view church at 10 o'clock and at
the Port S. .Joe Methodist Church
at 11. The public is invited to at-
tend these services.
Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, pastor, re-
ports that the first quarterly con-
ference will be held at Bayview at
2 p. m. Sunday.

Home From Hospital
Mr. and Mrs. R. Neidig of Oak
Grove returned home Tuesday af-
ter several weeks spent in Dothan,
Ala., where Mr. Neidig has been a
patient at the Frasier-Ellis hospital.
His many friends will be glad to
know that he is convalescing nicely
at his 'hoffie.

Spend Week-end In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Singletary and
daughter Dorothy spent last Week-.
end in Thomasille, Ga., visiting rel-
atives.

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Nepper of
Chipley spent Monday here with
Mrs. W. T. Thames, Mrs. Elmer
Purtell-and Mrs. T. S. Singletary.


Dr. Charles Reicherter
OPTOMETRIST
EYES EXAMINED -GLASSES FITTED
*
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560

PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoons


















ON THE HOUR
of my death, do not weep
for me- Cry not 'Parted,
parted; Union and meeting
are mine in that hour."
-Old i'ersin. M.ianureript.
Sorrow which comes to us all
in the passing of a loved one
is hard to bear. We have dedi-
cated ourselves to lighten the
burden of those we serve.
When the need arises,
let us serve.


Comforter Funeral Home <
601 LONG AVENUE
24-Hour Ambulance Service
PHONE 326 Day or Night ,
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Municipal Airport


Port St. Joe


--AND WE CAN PROVE IT!

But it is true that your sporting goods dollars go fur-
ther at the Brooks Hardware and Sporting Goods Com-
pany. Fishing tackle, hunting equipment, outdoor equip-
ment and Evinrude and Elto Outboard Motors. .
Satisfaction guaranteed with every purchase.





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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1948







F ..EPET


Apalachicolans Will
Observe 'Harbor Day'
City and C. of C. To Be Hosts To
Notables From Nearby States
APALACHICOLA, Oct. 28-This
historic port city, situated at the
mouth of the Apalachicola River
basin, natural terminus for the tre-
mendous waterway development
program already underway in the
Apalachicola Chattahoochee Flint
river system, will be host on No-
vember 9 to notables from neigh-
boring states.
Designating November 9 as "Har-
bor Day," the chamber of com-
merce and the city of Apalachicola
are utilizing the organization's an-
nual membership meeting day to
make a gala event, inviting per-
sons interested in, waterway ad-
vancement from points along the
river valley and the Gulf coast as
far west as New Orleans, as far
north as Albany and Atlanta, and
as far east as Jacksonville.
Congressmen and U. S. engi-
neers, industrialists and agricul-
turists will ,participate in the event
which will feature a noonday free
seafood dinner and an afternoon
tour of the proposed harbor de-
velopments.
"An enjoyable and interesting
program is scheduled for those in-
terested in the development of the
Apalachicola River basin," said
President L. G. Buck of the cham-
ber of commerce.


REP. G. TAPPER
(Continued from page 1)
thority of the legislature to appro-
priate money for its operation.
"2. No department of government
should be set up constitutionally
which would eliminate it from a
check and balance system which
is required of all departments of
government.
"3. This amendment would re-
move from six to seven million dol-
lars from the state school system
which they now receive from the
gasoline tax fund-which fund at
the present time is,running 'way
behind in the money needed to con-
tinue the present school program.
It is my belief that even with the
present revenue going to the
schools it will be necessary to ap-
propriate additional money.
"4. Democratic nominee for gov-
ernor Fuller Warren's pledge for
no new taxes will be impossible
with the adoption of this amend-
ment.
"I sincerely trust that the voters
will go to the polls next Tuesday
and defeat this amendment."
Returns Home After Visit
Thomas Duncan left Thursday of
last week to return to his-home in
Haines City after a short visit here
with his mother, Mrs. Clyde Dun-
can. He was accompanied as far as
Marianna by his mother, where
they visited J. W. Duncan, who is a
patient at the state sanatorium.


who was an official at the 76 to 0 Training .In Texas
game played in Bristol expressed Claude Cowart, a recent convert
the opinion that the boys were out- to the air force, is now in training
played, outclassed and outnumbered in Texas and asks that his friends
Week-end Specials write him. His address: Pvt. Claude


10 YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star

Carnival Queen Nominees
Candidates for queen of the Par-
ent-Teacher Association Hallowe'en
carnival to be held tomorrow are:
Allah Mae Darcey, 12th grade; Lil-
lian Chandler, 11 th grade; Jonnie
Mae Balkcom, 1Qth grade; Mar-
guerite Williams, 9th; Madeline
Soderberg, 8th: Carolyn Baggett,
7th; Mary Helen Gagneiux, 6th;
Frenchie Wooden, 5A; Wanda Mae
Spencer,'5B; Sara Jo Costin, 4A;
Lovala Forehand, 4B; Peggy Hardy,
3A; Wilma Wooden, 3B; Dolores
Brandon, 2B; Peggy Gann, 2A.
Rush Work On Centennial Site
Work is being rushed on the Cen-
tennial Celebration grounds near
Monument Park, with a large crew
of men engaged in clearing out un-
dergrowth, planting shrubbery and
trees and generally getting the
grounds in shape for the big event
next December. Practically all of
the concrete work on the municipal
auditorium has been completed and
the huge prefabricated steel roof
trusses arrived this week and have
been placed in position.
Sharks Take Third Defeat
The St. Joe Sharks were handed
their third defeat of the grid sea-
son by the conference-bound Bris-
tol sextet. Prof. D. G. McPherson,


Cowart AF-14289692, Fit. 168-3753
Training Squadron, Sheppard Air
Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas-
Taking In Grid Games
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hunt left
Wednesday for Montgomery to take
in the Auburn-Vanderbilt football
game tonight. Tomorrow they will
go on to Birmingham and root at
the Alabama-Georgia tilt.


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WHY, OH WHY!


Why did the woman from -ilsborough County say

she would not vote for the Republican Dewey?

Why did she say she would not vote for a hd

party candidate and so help elect the Republicac

Dewey?

"Why," said she, "I don't want to starve again."

"I remember Hoover who was elected solely on re-

ligious prejudice and who is now Dewey's brain-

truster and adviser."

Ask your mother about the closed banks, absence

of markets and the hunger of her children under

Hoover.

Save yourself, your family, your farm, your busi-

ness, the hardship of a Republican Administration

by goingto t he polls November 2nd and voting the

straight Democratic ticket.

This Advertisement Is Sponsored By the Democrats of
Gulf County

Be Sure You Vote Rain or Shinee, Early or Late.

In any event, vote and see that your neighbors and friends
get to the polls cand vote for Democracy
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1948








THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


THE STAR
Published Every Friday at 306 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Fla., by The Star Publishing Co.
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at &a
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damage further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word 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

THOSE AMENDMENTS
For twelve weeks The Star has been pub-
lishing the eleven amendlnents to the consti-
tutionto be voted on November 2, and in ad-
dition has published a brief resume of the pro-
posals. Now, for the last time, we give you
another brief summary of what they purport
to do, then, on November 2, it is left with you.
No. 1 takes the seventh cent of the gasoline
tax and adds it to the two cents now set aside
to retire old county road bond issues. The state
'education department claims the amendment
will deprive the schools of a major source of
revenue.
No. 2 provides for the issuance of general
and capital outlay bonds by counties for school
buildings. This amendment has also drawn the
fire of some state educational groups.
No. 3 sets up two new senatorial districts.
One is composed of Monroe county, which in-
cludes Key West and other Florida keys. The
other includes Washington and Calhoun coun-
ties.
No. 4 increases the pay of Florida legislators
from $6 to $10 and not more than $7.50 a day
subsistence, plus mileage at 71/2 cents a mile'
for not more than four round trips to and from
Tallahassee during a session.
No. 5 offers a quicker way to revise the
patched-up state constitution without calling
a constitutional convention.
No. 6 permits justices of the supreme court
and circuit judges to retire, instead of resign-
ing.-They then could be called back to serve
on the bench in an emergency.
Nos. 7, 8, 9 and 10 provide for the consolida-
tion of the functions of tax assessing, applying
to St. Lucie, Broward, Volusia and Pinellas
counties, respectively.
No. 11 would make the court of record judge
of Escambia county elective.
Now you good voters can take it from there.
The decision is entirely yours.

The last of nature's children, the bathing beau-
ties, are now drifting back to the city, where
legs are worn much shorter.


PAGE FOUR


APATHY IN CAMPAIGN APPALLING
Up to now, and from where we sit, the cur-
rent presidential campaign is the dullest in'the
memory of man. Truman and Dewey are wan-
dering through the West and shaking the bushes
at every flag stop. They are making numerous
speeches and getting daily front page stories,
but they are falling far short of arousing public
interest. Apathy toward the campaign is appal-
ling; indifference is widespread.
Henry Wallace is bobbing up all over the
place with his visionary clap-trap. Not many
people are listening to him and few are reading
his tripe. Those who do cannot seem to fathom
what he is talking about beyond the fact that he
loves Russia better than the United States and
wants to apply the Red technique to this country.
Thurmond talks pretty good sense, but he
isn't doing enough of it and he seems to lack
the punch that people of the South would like
to have displayed by their spokesmen.-The Free
Lance-Star (Fredricksburg, Va.).

With eleven presidential tickets in the field
(only four in Florida)-including a vegetarian
and a prohibition ticket-voters in some states
may vote for almost anything they want. With
the beef situation what it is, we'd like to run on
a meat ticket. We could sure shoot a lot of bull
on a ticket like that.


AN OUTMODED SYSTEM
Four of the eleven amendments to be voted
on next Tuesday by the people of Florida con-
cern consolidating in four counties the offices
of city and county tax assessors and city and
county tax collectors. The amendments affect
only four counties-St. Lucie, Broward, Volusia
and Pinellas-but because the constitution pro-'
vides for certain county offices and outlines their
duties, the' constitution has to be changed to
allow the proposed mergers of functions.
This is one of the outmoded features of our
state constitution. People in Gulf county don't
give two hoots in hades about what Broward, or
Pinellas, or other South Florida counties want
to do about merging city and county offices to
effect economy.
Florida is one of the few states in the nation
that continues with this outmoded system. Such
matters as this should be left to home rule. Each
county, with its municipalities, should have the
power, by referendum of the voters in the cities
or the county, to make such changes in their lo-
cal governments. Such a home rule provision
has been suggested for a revised Florida consti-
tution. This would end cities like Port St. Joe
running to the legislature and asking the people
of the entire state to vote on a purely local ques-
tion. We say (and we believe the majority of
our readers will agree with us) do away with'
all this hocus-pocus now necessary for a small
city to change. the name of the office of dog-
catcher to perhaps "Keeper of the Pound." If we
want to hang an honorary title on our private'
dog catcher, it's no business of the rest of the
state.


Large Phosphate Deposit
Beds of phosphate rock along the
eastern tier of Idaho contain the
world's largest phosphate deposits,
estimated at more than five million
metric tons.

Birthplace of Golf
The city of St. Andrews, situated
halfway between Edinburgh and
Dundee on the east coast of Scot-
land, -is noted as the birthplace of
golf.


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have did-BUT. A speech that has
The Low Down that menny butss" in it is bound to
fromhave bin written by a goat riter.
Tom Dewey has also bin west,
Willis SwamD and frum the reports I got he didn't
git eny votes or goats either.
Sum of the idees that Ifewey and
Editor The Starr: Truman is advocatin' is jist like
I bin reading' about the candy- whut Joe Stalin talked about in
dates for president running' around Russia. You can't have civil rites
this here nation havin' vocal hem- and states rites under a bureau-
orrages and I'm so mixed up that cratic guvamint. The more bu-
I don't no who I intended to vote reaus you have the less liberty the
fer in the first place ennyhow. people have.
Pres. Truman has bin messin' I bin noticin' the campaign strat-
around out west and I see in the igy, and Tom Dewey is takin' the
paper where the people of Texas part of a dignified character. His
giv him a billy goat. I reckon they speaches is on a hi plain with every
misunderstud him when he asked wurd washed and polished, but
fer their vote-they thot he ment H. Truman is takin' the low rode
goat. and talking' offen his cu'ff, which is
I bin reading' where the Republi- gittin' kinda dirty.
kans incinerate that Truman has I bin reading' about the Gallop
bin usin' goat writers to rite his pole predickshuns in the South, but
speeches. I sorta believe so myself I ain't never seed a pole taker in
as every time I've heerd him talk this part of the country.
he is always talking' 'bout whut he'd Mister Gallop must be usin' the


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Increase In Education
Adult education in the United
States has grown by leaps and
bounds in the last 100 years. One out
of every four adults is engaged in
some form of adult education. This
gives the United States an adult
student body of more than 20 mil-
lion.


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SECOND PRIZE $200 IN CASH


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ONLY FROM THE MERCHANTS LISTED BELOW:


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Brooks Sporting Goods
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Furniture Company
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McCoy's 5 & 10 Store
McCoy's Food Store
McCoy's Men's Wear
Miller's Drug Store
J. Lamar Miller Service
Station and Bulk Plant


Mouchette's Style Shop
Quality Grocery
Rich's Curb Market
Roche's Gulf Investment
Company
Schneider's Dept. Store
Smith's Pharmacy
St. Joe Hardware Co.
St. Joe Motor Company
St. Joe Supply Co., Inc.
Webb's 5c to $5 Store
Western Auto Associate
Store
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above will be eligible to participate in this gift distribution. However, employes
of these firms may participate provided they do not use tickets issued by the firm.
with whom they are employed .


Facts About County-Wide Forest Fire


Protection For Gulf County


1. What is a county-wide fire control unit?
A county-wide fire control unit is an or-
ganization jointly financed by the County
and State for the prevention and suppres-
sion of woods fires. This organization con-
sists of sufficient personnel, fire towers,
telephone lines, radio equipment, trucks,
tractors and plows and other equipment
to give adequate protection to the lands
of the county from fire.
2. How many acres will be protected in
the county? About 337,000 acres of
forest land will be protected from fire.
3. How much will it cost the county?-The
county's share will be approximately
$5,687.
4. How much will the state pay? The
state's share will be approximately
$24,643 toward the yearly operating bud-
get, in addition to the initial costs of con-
struction of towers, telephone lines, houses
and other capital improvements.
5. Where does the county's share come
from? Either from Jhe general reve-
nue fund, or from a special tax levy on
non-exempt property in the county. This
tax levy can in no case exceed 2 mills.
Homestead exemptions apply to this tax.
6. Would the Forest Service fight a house
fire? Yes, the fire control unit is pri-
marily a forest fire fighting unit, but many
homes, schools and businesses have been
saved by the quick action and modern
equipment of the fire control crews in
counties having this type of protection.
7. Is fire protection worth what it costs?-
Yes, it is worth to the people of the
county many, many times what it costs. It
has been found that timberlands that are
burned over annually increase in value
through timber growth less than 40c per
acre per year. On unburned land the in-
creased value through timber growth
amounts to more than $2.00 per acre per
year. If burned over annually, the lands
of our county would only grow about
$134,800 worth of timber per year where
it would be possible to grow $674,000
worth of timber per year. This means that
Gulf county could profit about $539,200
more per year through a sound program
of fire control. Average growth on burned
over land is 35 board feet per acre per
year, but by protecting the land from fire
it will produce an average of 175 board
feet per acre per year.


8. Whose land wovld be protected?-All
lands in the county wanting protection.
Landowners, both large and small, would
benefit equally.
9. Could a landowner burn his own lands
if he wishes? Yes, he could, as long
as he complied with Florida's Forest Fire
Laws. It would be advisable, but not
necessary, to notify the Forest Service
ranger that you intend to burn.
10. Would the landowner be obligated to
any forestry practices? No. The state
or county would not have the authority to
impose any regulations on the land con-
cerning forestry practices .... Remember,
however, good forestry is good business.
11. Would the Forest Service assist land-
owners who wish to control burn their
property? Yes, if possible. The ranger's
work is primarily the suppression of wood
fires, not the systematic burning of large
acreages of the county.
12. Would the Forest Service plow fire-
lines? Yes, but not needlessly over
the entire county. The cost of plowing
miles and miles of firelines that may never
be used would be prohibitive. It has been
found through experience that fighting
fixes with tractors and plows is much more
effective and cuts costs of fire suppression
considerably.
13. Who can vote on the issue? Every
qualified voter in the county, regard-
less of whether or not he owns land. All
citizens would benefit from forest fire pro-
tection; therefore, it directly or indirectly
affects each and every person in the en-
tire county.
14. When will we vote on the issue? At
the November General Election. The
matter will be left to the citizens of the
county. A majority of those who vote on
the issue will determine the outcome of
this referendum.
15. If a majority of those that vote on the
question favor a county-wide fire con-
trol unit what action will be taken? A
favorable vote would give the County
Commissioners the authority to sign a con-
tract with the Florida Board of Forestry
and Parks for the establishment of a coun-
ty fire control unit.
16. When could fire protection begin? -
Fire protection could begin as soon as
funds are available, and after the initial
construction of imporvements is completed.


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THE CTAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1943


Sour or ganisation continue its fight Pennsylvania Production
Until its objective h a s bee en Farmers of Pennsylvania pour 85

ian L FightS achieved." per cent of their production into the
Plan Lot g t Merritt H. Gibson of Longview, channels of trade and industry. This

Texas, national campaign director, output is accomplished by 731,000
Say Outcome of Forthcoming Pres- said the statement insured that the ople, living on 172,000 farms, cv-
coths mntinsu idtering 52 per cent of the land area of
idential Election 'Immaterial' party would continue its fight un- Pennsylvania.
til the Democrats recognize what ______

A 42-word resolution pledging a he called "local self government." Ps and Q
fight to the finish, regardless of Gibson said that "in those states The expression "minding your Ps
the election, was adopted Saturday where we now operate as the only and Qs" is said to come from the
in Memphis, Tenn., by States' I Democratic party, the organization old English alehouse custom of
Rights party leaders from 10 states 'will remain the same-that is, with keeping books for each drinker, in
after a five-hour session of the ex- the States' Rights party operating which P stood for pints and Q for
ecutive committee. It said: within the national Democratic quarts.
"The States' Rights movement party.' I
came into being to save constitu- He said the States' Rights party Visits Parents Over Week-end
tional government and individual would continue its fight in states Tommy Owens Jr., of Gainesville
liberty in America. We will con- where the movement has not been visited here over the week-end with
tinue this fight until the fight is strong enough to engulf the na- his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A.
won. Therefore, be it resolved that tional party. Owens.


Visit Parents Over Week-end

Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Clark of Tal-
lahassee and Ben Elder of Gaines-
ville were the week-end guests of
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Elder.


Advertising doesn't cost, it PAYS!

NOTICE FOR DIVORCE
IN (GUL'( COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT,
STATE OF FLORIDA-IN CHANCERY.
CECIL J. SKINNER, Plaintiff,
vr.
EI'NIRL SKINNER, Defendant
On Monday.the 22nd day of Nov''mb'e:
A. D). 1948, the defendant, Eunir! Skinner.
is required to appear to the bill fil .,iii ,
her herein.
This order to. be published for four co-
secutive weeks in The Siaar, a newvs;]pq'r lullb-
liIshed in said (ulf County, Florida.
Witness my hand and seal this 14th day
of October, 1948.
J. 11 HUNTER,
(SEAL) Clerk Circuit Court,
(Gulf Counity. F],'ida.
CECIL G. COSTIN, Jr.,
Solicitor for Complainant 10- 12 11-12


Sunday Visitor

Jack Fowler of Perry was a guest
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
M. H. Elder.
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The average American consumes
187.4 quarts of milk a year.

NOTICE FOR DIVORCE
IN ;GULF COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT.
'TA'TE OF FLORIDA-IN CHANCERY.
'ILLIAAM P'. CADY, Plaintiff,
vs
I!AHllV JEAN ETTE CADY, Defendant.
On Monday the 22nd day of November.
A D). 1948, the defendant, Mary leanette
Cady, is required to appear to the bill filed
against her herein.
This order to be published for four con-
o'cutive weeks in The Star, a newspaper pub-
lished in said (Gulf County, Florida.
Witness my hand and seal this 19th day
of October, 1948.
J. R. HUNTER,
(SEAL) Clerk Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida.
CECIL G. COSTING, Jr.,
Solicitor for Conmlainant 10-22 11-12


PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON IN NOVEMBER, 1948


NOTICE OF ELECTION
WHi REAS, The Legislature of 1947,
under the Constitution of 1885, of the
State of Florida, did pass 11 Joint Reso-
lutions proposing amendments to the
Constitution of the State of Florida, and
the same were agreed to by a vote of
three-fifths of all the members elected
to each house; that the votes on said
Joint Resolutions were entered upon their
respective Journals, with the yeas and
nay thereon, and they did determine and
direct that te said Joint Resolutions be
submitted to the electors of the State at
the General Election in November, 1948.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, R. A. GRAY,
Secretary of State of the State of Florida,
do hereby give notice that a
GENERAL ELECTION
will be held In each county in florida
on Tuesday next succeeding the first
Monday in November A. D. 1948, the
said Tuesday being the
SECOND DAY OF NOVEMBER
6r the ratification or rejection of the
paid Joint Resolutions proposing Amend-
ments to the Constitutio of the State o
Florida, viz:


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 1269
A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an
Amendment to Article IX of the State
Constionstitution by adding thereto an addi-
tibnal Section providing that all excise
taxes upon gasoline or other motor fuel
products collected and retained shall be
used for public highway, street and air-
port purposes, and prescribing the dis-
tribution and use of certain portions of
said taxes.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLA-
TURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following Amendment to Ar-
ticle IX of the State Constitution by add-
ing thereto an additional section pro-
viding that all excise taxes upon gas-
oline or other motor fuel products col-
lected and retained shall be used for
public highway, street and airport pur-
poses, and prescribing the distribution
and use of certain portions of said taxes,
is hereby agreed to and shall be sub-
mitted to the electors of the State for
,ratification or rejection at th" next Gen-
'eral Election to be held in 1948. as
follows:
SECTION 17. All excise taxes now or
hereafter imposed upon gasoline or other
like products of petroleum or upon all
combustible gases and liquids ured in
internal combustible engines for the gen-
eration of power to propel vehicles and
aircraft, which are collected and retained
shall be used exclusively for the lea-e,
acquisition,' construction, reconstruction.
,repair, operation and maintenance of
roads, streets, bridges and rights of
way therefore or for airports, or for the
payment of indebtedness, and interest
thereon incurred for the lease, acquisi-
tion, construction, reconstruction, repair,
Operation and maintenance of roads,
streets, bridges and rights of way there-
f.or or for airports,; Of all State excite
taxes collected and retained upon gasoline
or other like products of petroleum, ex-
cept aviation fuel, not less than four
cents tax per gallon on such products
shall be used by the State Road Depart-
ment for state road purposes in the man-
ner provided by law. One cent or more
tax per gallon upon gasoline or other
like products of petroleum, except avia-
tion fuel. shall hereafter be imposed -4y
the Legislature and the proceeds retained
distributed among the several counties
and used in the same manner as the
Second Gas Tax is distributed among
the several counties and uecd by Cie
State Board of Administration, the State
Road Depnrtment and the several Boar'-s
of County Cor at'iisatoncrs as provided in
Section 16. Article IX, of this Constil -
tion hut with no limitation a. to tIc
duration of such tax; provided 10% Er-
plus funds shell be expended by t'c
State Road Depart -ent fTr sLt-t ria :
iii the county as directed by the Board
of County Crnm nirsoners thereof. Any
taxes thrt mydv be imposed upsn aviation
fuel shall be used e::c:u'ivc'y fcr air-
ports and access thereto in the manner
provided by law. Nothing in this Sectisu
sh:ll r.c:pl or niodify Sciion 1G, Article
IX. of this Constitution. This Section


HOUb.o JOINT _-_LUTION NO. 1007
A JOINT Rt,,SOLUTION F:--.---' to
Amnand Section 17 of Artcicle .: 1 -. the
Cc.nl.itution of the State ot Florida.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLA-
TURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following Amendment to Sec-
tion 17 of Arii'c!e XII of the Constitution
of the Stats of Florida relating to educa-
tion is hereby agreed to and shall be sub-
mitted to the electors of the State of
Florida for ratification or rejection at
the Gencral Election to be held in 1948
as follows:
SECTION 17. la) The Legislature
may provide for the issuance by the
County Board of Education of each coun-
ty of bonds for the exclusive use of the
public free schools within the county,
whenever the same shall have been ap-
proved by a majority of the votes cast
in an election in which a majority of the
freeholders who are qualified electors
residing in such county shall participate,
but no bonds shall be issued hereunder
which, together- with the school indebt-
edness of such county including special
tax school district indebtedness incurred
prior to the adoption of this amendment
and indebtedness incurred under the pro-
visions of this paragraph, shall exceed
fifteen per cent of the assessed value of
the taxable property of the county ac-
cording to the last assessment for county
urpoGes prior to the issuance of such
bends. Any bonds issued hereunder Fhall
c-come payable serially within not to
r-:cccd twenty-five years from the date
.,if i-lance as pre-cribed by the Legis-
sat'.-re. 'Vhcncver any county has voted
in favo: of the issuance of such bonds
;a special tax for the payment nt the
-"nterest on said bonds and the principal
thereof as the same shall become due
'A rn yaeble hall "be levied on the tax-
able pro,:cer', within th P.-rntv in n-


cordance with law providing for the levy
of taxes and such tax shall not be ap-
plied to any purpose otherther than the
payment of the principal and interest of
said bonds.
(b) In addition to the bonds authorized
in paragraph (a) above, and subject to
the limitations and provisions thereof
and of Section 6 of Article IX of the Con-
stitution of Florida, the Legislature may
also provide for the issuance of Special
Capital Outlay bonds by County Boards
of Education for school capital outlay
projects hereafter acquired or construct-
ed, but said bonds shall be limited to
projects and amounts approved by the
State Board of Education as prescribed
by law and shall become payable serial-
ly as prescribed by law within not to
exceed twenty years from the date of
issuance; Provided, that no Special Cap-
ital Outlay bonds shall be issued here-
under which, together with the school
indebtedness of such county including
special tax school district indebtedness,
shall exceed twenty per cent of the
assessed value of the taxable property of
such county according to the last assess-
ment for county purposes prior to the
issuance of such Special Capital Outlay
Bonds. The principal of and interest
on such special bonds shall be payable
from a fund established in each county
comprised of moneys authorized and ap-
portioned by the Legislature for school
capital outlay and debt service purposes
and moneys provided by the county from
county school revenue sources including
ad valorem taxes, as authorized or re-
quired by the Legislature subject to
the limitations of the Constitution relating
to ad valorem taxe6 for school pur-
poses. Such bonds shall not be bonds or
debts of the State of Florida or enforce-
able against the credit or taxing power of
the State.
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to the amendment of said Constitution,
be and the same is hereby agreed to
and shall be submitted to the electors of
the State of Florida for approval or re-
tion at the next General Election to
be held in the year 1948, that is to say,
that Section 1 of Article XVII of the
Constitution of the State of Florida be
amended so as to read as follows:
- SECTION 1. Either branch other branch of the Leg-
islature, at any regular session, or at
any special or extraordinary session
thereof called for such purpose either in
the governor's original call or any. amend-
ment thereof, may propose the revision
or amendment of any portion or por-
tions of this Constitution. Any such
revision or amendment may relate to
one subject or any number of subjects,
but no amendment shall consist of more
than one revised article of the Consti-
tution.
If the proposed revision or amend-
ment is agreed to by three-fifths of the
members elected to each House, it shall
be entered upon their respective Jour-
nals with the yeas and nays and pub-
lished in one newspaper in each county
where a newspaper is published for
two times, one publication to be made
not earlier than ten weeks and the other
not later than six weeks, immediately
preceding the election at which the same
is to be voted upon, and thereupon sub-
mitted to the electors of the State for
approval or rejection at the next Gen-
eral Election, provided, however, that
such revision or amendment may be sub-
mitted for approval or rejection in a
special election under the conditions de-
scribed in and in the 'manner provided
by Section 3 of Article XVII of this
Constitution. If a majority of the elec-
tors voting upon the amendment adopt
such amendment the same shall become
a part of this Constitution.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 869 HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 66'
A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an
Amendment to the Constitution by add- Amendment to Article V of the Consti-
ing thereto an additional Section creat- tution of Florida, relating to the Judi-
ing two r-:'ditional Senatorial Districts. cial Department by adding thereto a Sec-
RE IT. RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLA- tion relating to the retirement of Judges
TUP l OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA: of the Supreme and, Circuit Courts.
That the following Amendment to Ar- BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLA-
ticle VII of the State Constitution, by TURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
adding thereto Section 6 creating two That the following Amendment to Ar-
additional Senatorial Districts, is here- tile V of the Constitution of Florida,
by agreed to. and submitted to the elec- by addifig a Section to be *known as
tors of the State for ratification or re- Section 46 of said Article V, is hereby
:ect:en at the General Election in 1948, agreed to and shall be submitted tu the
as follows: electors of the State of Florida for rat-
SECTION G. There is hereby create ification or rejection at the next Gen-
two additional Senatorial Districts to be eral Election to be held in 1948, as fol-
known as the Thirty-ninth (39th) and lows:
Fcrtieth (4Lth) Senatorial Districts. The SECTION 46: Justices of the Supreme
Thirty-ninth (39th) Senatorial District Court and Judges of the Circuit Courts,
shall consist of Monroe County. The eligible to retire with compensation,
Fortieth (40th) Senatorial District shall may instead of resigning elect to retire,
consist of Washington and Calhoun Coun- in which case they shall be qualified to
ties. Nothing herein shall disturb the continue to perform all of the functions
Thirty-eight (38) existing Senatorial Dis- of their respective offices when called up-
tricts. A special election shall be called on by the Chief Justice, if it be a Supreme
in the said Thirty-ninth (39th) Senatoria Court Justice, or by the Senior Circuit
District and in the said Fortieth (40thlJudge of his Circuit, if it be a Judge of
Senatorial District within Seventy-five the Circuit Court. They shall severally
(75) days after the election in 1948. to receive the same retirement compensation
elect a Senator from each of said Dis- as if they had resigned. Upon assign-
triets. The Senator elected from the ment by the Governor to any other Cir-
Thirty-ninth (39th) Senatorial District cuit such retired Circuit Judge shall
shall hold office from his election, for have the same jurisdiction and powers
a term ending on the First Tuesday after as other Circuit Judges. No such re-
the First Monday. in January, 1952; and tired Justice or Judge shall be required
the Senator elected from the Fortieth to perform duties without his consent.
(40th) Senatorial District shall hold office C ll to duty may be by special or gen-
from his election for a term ending on eral revocable order. Any Justice or
the first Tuesday after the first Mondays olevwonaybl have r. gned befor
in January, 1950, and thereafter Sen- Judge whsmenty have res operative, mayd bore
ators elected from said Districts shall thi amendUsent becomes operative, s y
hold office for a term of Four years, come ith its terms by filing a c tifi-
Provided: that the Legislature is authol- the C'crcf o( '"tar to do so with
iced by law to alter or abolish said Dis- the C-rt of 'a' Supr'ne Court.
tricks whenever representation in the
Senate is reapportioned.OUSELUTON NO. 1379
4 / A JOINT i_.SOLUTION Prcposmng an
HOUSE JOINT RELOLUTION NO. 179 Amendment to Article VIII of the Consti-
A JOIN T RESOLUTION, Propoing te17 tuition of the State of Florida relative to
A JOI14T RESOLUTION, Proposing the ass n f property for taxes and the
Amendment of Section 4, Article III f assessment of property for therxes and the
the Constitution of the State of Florida collection of lases, by adding thereto ad-
relating to the eligibility of members ditional sections to provide that in the
of the Legislature, to thehe eligibility of membersation County ot Saint Lucie, State of Florida,
anof the Legislaure, their compensation theCounty Tax Assessor shall assesess the
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLA- property of the County for the purpose
TURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA: of levying State, County, School and
SECTION 1. That the f o ll o w in g Municipal taxes levied by the State,
Amendment to Section 4, Article III of County, County School Board, School
the Constitution of the State of Florida Districts, Special Tax School Districts and
relating to the eligibility of members of Municipalities of the County, and that the
the Legislature, their compensation and County Tax Collector shall collect the
remuneration, is hereby agreed to and said tax.
shall be submitted to the electors of the BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLA-
State of Florida for ratification or re- TURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
section at the next General Election to That the following Amendment to Ar-
be held in November, 1948: that is to ticie VIII of the Constitution of the State
say that Section 4 of Article III of the of Florida relative to the assessment and
Constitution of the State ofFlorida shall collection of all taxes in the County of
be amended and as amended shall read SaiAt Lucie, State of Florida, by adding
aas aefol l thereto additional sections to be .known
"SECTION 4. Legislators, qualifica- as Section 13 and Section 14, be and the
same is hereby agreed to and shall be
tions, salaries, etc. Senators and mem- submitted to the electors of the State
bers of the House of Representatives of Florida for ratification or rejection
shall be duly qualified electors in the at the General Election to be held on
respective counties and districts for the first Tuesday after the first Monday
which they were chosen. The pay of in November, 1948, as follows:
members of the Senate and House of SECTION 13. 1. From and after Jan-
Representatives shall be ten dollars a day uary 1, 1950, the County Tax Assessor
for each day of the session; and in addi- in the County of Saint Lucie, State of
tion thereto they shall be paid for sub- Florida, shall assess all property for all
sistence not more than seven dollars and State, County, School, and Municipal
fifty cents a day for each day of the taxes to be levied in the County by the
session, and mileage to be paid to and State, County, County School board.
from their homes to the seat of govern- School Districts, Special Tax School Dis-
ment by the nearest and most prac- tricts and Municipalities.
tical route at the rate of not more than 2. The Legislature shall at the Legis-
seven and one-half cents per mile for lative Session in 1949 and from time to
not more than four round trips in any time thereafter, enact laws, to take effect
regular session nor for more than two only after approval by the electors of
round trips in any special- or extraordi- said County at a referendum called for
nary session." that purpose, specifying the powers, func-
tions, duties and compensation of County
5 Tax Assessor, designated in Paragraph 1
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 118 of this Section 13. and shall likewise, pro-
A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an vide by law for the extension on the
Amendment of Section 1 of Article XVII assessment roll of the County Tax Assess-
of the Constitution of the State of Florida. ir of all taxes levied by the State, Coun-
relating to the Amendment of said Cor 'y. County School Board. School District-
stitution -.'-cial Tax School Districts and Mun;:-
BE, IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLA .;rlities.
TURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA: SECTION 14. 1. From and after Janu-
That the following Amendment oi ary 1, 1950, the County Tax Collector of
Section 1 of Article XVII of the Con- the County of Saint Lucie. State of
=i',inr nf th Statp nf Flnrida. relating Florida. shall collect "all taxes levied Inr


the County by the State, County, Cou.'!y
School Board, School Districts, Special
Tax School Districts and Municipslities.
2. The Legislature shall at the Legis-
lative Session of 1949, and from time to
time thereafter enact laws to take effect
only after approval by the electors of
said County at a referendum called for
that purpose, specifying the powers, func-
tions, duties and compensation of Coun-
ty Tax Conllector designated in Paragraph
1 of This Section 14, and shall likewise
provide for the collection, care, custody,
reporting and disbursement of all taxes
collected by the County Tax Collector.


SENATE JOINT ERESOLTTION NO. 984
A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an
Amendment to Article VIII of the Con-
stitution of the State of Florida relative
to assessment of property /.or taxes' and
the collection of taxes, by adding there-
to additional sections to provide that in
the County of Broward, State of Florida,
the County Tax Assessor shall assess
the property of the County for the pur-
pose of levying State, County, School and
Municipal taxes levied by the State,
County, County Scho.)l Board, School
Districts, Special Tax School Districts,
Port Districts, Drainage Districts, and
any other taxing districts, and munici-
palities of the County which by ordi-
nance request thoei taxes to be so assessed
and levied, and that the County Tax Col-
lector shall collect and distribute the said
taxes.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLA-
TURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following Amendment to Ar-
ticle VIII of the Constitution of the State
of Flor-ida relative to the assessment and
collection of all taxes in the County of
Broward, State of Florida, by adding
thereto aJsditional sections to be num-
bered by the Secretary of State, be and
the same is hereby agreed to and shall be
submitted ta the e:ectors of the State of
Florida for ratification or rejection at
the General Election to be held on the
first Tucsdsy after the first Monday 'in
November, 19, as follov.s:
SECTION-From and after January
1, 1950, the County Tax Assesscr in the
County of Bro-.'ard, State of Florida,
shall assess all property for all State,
County, School, and Municipal taxes to
be levied in the County by the State,
County, County School Board, School
Districts, Special Tax School Districts.
Port Districts, Drainage Districts, and any
other taxing districts, and municipali-
ties which by ordinance request their
taxes to be so as.etscsd.
The Legislature shall at the Legislative
Session in 1949 and from time to time
thereafter, enact laws specifying the
powers, functions, duties and compen-
sation of County Tax Assssor, dAesig-
nated in the first paragraph of this
Section, and shall lik:;sise, provide by
law for the extension on the assessment
roll of the County Tax Aszeesor of all
taxes levied by Uie State. County, County
School Board, School districts, Special
Tax School Districts, Port Districts. Drain-
age Districts, and any other taxing dis-
tricts, and nunmicioalitics, v.whose taxes
may be asrcssr d by the Cou-nty Tax
Assessor pur."nt to the first paragraph
of this section.
SECTION -- FrSm and after January
1, 190, the Comnty Ta:: Collcctor Cin the
County of erso-.ard, State of Florida.
shall collect all t-rxsca 1-.b ay in lhe CaCuntyr
by the State, County-, Coanty School
Board. School Distrirts. Spc'al Tax
School Districts. Port Diztricts, Drainage
Districts. and cry other taxSing districts,
and municipalities, whose ti::es may be
assessed by the County Tax Assessor
purhuant to tthe first paragraph of the
preceding Section hereof.
The Legislature shall at the Legisla-
tive Session of 1949, and from time to
time thereafter enact laws specifying the
powers, functions, duties and compensa-
tion of County Tax Collector designated
'in the first paragraph of this Section, and
shall likewise provide for the collection,
care, custody, reporting and disburse-
ment of all taxes collected by the County
Tax Collector.
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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 885
A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an
Amendment to Article VIII of the Con-
stitution of the State of Florida relative
to assessment of property for taxes and
the collection of taxes, by adding there-
to additional Sections to provide that in
the County of Volusia, State of Florida,
the County Tax Assessor shall assess the
property of the County for the purpose
of levying State, County, School and
Municipal tabe es levied by the State.
County, County Schocol Board, School
Districts, Special Tax School Districts
and Municipalities of the County, and
that the County Tax Collector shall col-
lect the said tax.
BE. IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLA-
TURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
That the following amendment to Ar-
ticle VIII of the Constitution of the
State of Florida relative 'to the assess-
ment and collection of all taxes in the
County of Volusia, State of Florida, by
adding thereto additional sections to be
known as Section 16 and Section 17,
be and the same is hereby agreed to and
shall be submitted to the electors of
the State of Florida for ratification or re-
jection at the General Election to be
held on the first Tuesday after the first
Monday in November, 1948, as follows:
SECTION 16. 1. From and after Jan-
uary 1, 1950, the County Tax Assessor in
the County of Volusia. State of Florida,
shall assess all property for State,
County. School, and Municipal taxes
:) be levied in t County by the State.
county County School Board. School
:stricts, Special Tax School Districts
"- Municipalities. r
2. The Legislature shill at the Legis-
iive Session in 12.9 and from time to
::nc thereafter, enact laws specifying the
oawcrs, functions, duties and compensa-
lion of County Tax Assessor, designated
in Paragraph 1 of this Section 16. and
shall likewise, provide by law for the


extension on the assessment roll of th6
County Tax Asse:sor Tof all taxes levied
by the State, County, County School
Board, School. Districts, Special Tax
School Districts and Municipalities.
SECTION 17. 1. From and aster Jan-
uary 1, 1950, the County Tax Collector
in the County of Volusia, State of Flor- "
ida, shall collect all taxes levied in the
County by the State, County, County
School Board, School Districts, Special
Tax School Districts and Municipalities.
2. The Legislature shall at the Legis-
lative Session of 1949, and from time to
time thereafter enact laws specifying
the powers, functions, duties and com-
pensation of County Tax Collector desig-
nated in Paragraph 1 of this Section 17.
and shall likewise provide for the col-
lection, care, custody, reporting and dis--
bursement of all taxes collected by the
County Tax Collector., '

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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 93
A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an
Amendment to Article VIII of the Con-
stitution of the State of Florida relative
to assessment of property for taxes and
the collection of taxes, by adding there-
to additional Sections to provide that in
the County of Pinellas, State of Florida,
the County Tax Assessor .shall assess the
property of the County for the purpose
of levying State, County, School and Mu-
nicipal taxes levied by the State, County,
County School Board, School Districts.
Special Tax School Districts and Munic-
isalities of the County. and that the
County Tax Col'ector shall collect the
said tax.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLA-
TU.E OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA':
That the following amendment to Ar-
ticle VIII of the Constitution of the State
of Florida relative to the assessment and.
collection of all taxes in the County of
Pinellas, State of Florida, by adding
thereto additional sections to be known
as Section 13 and Section 14, be and
the same is hereby agreed to and shall
be submitted to the electors of the State
of Florida for ratification or rejection
at the general Election to be held on the
first Tuesday after the first Monday in
November, 1943, as follows:
SECTION 13. 1. From and after Jan- -
uary 1, 1950, the County Tax Assessor
in the County of Pinellas, State of Flor-
ida, shall assess all property for all
State, County, School, and Municipal
taxes to be levied in the county by the
State, County, County School Board.
School Districts, Special Tax School
Districts and MmRiScipalities.
2. The Legislature shall at the Legis-
lative Session in 1949 and from time to
time thereafter, enact laws specifying the
powers, functions, duties and compen-
sation of County Tax Assessor, designated
in Paragraph I of. this Section 13, and
shall likewise, provide by law for the
extension on the assessment roll of the
County Tax Assessor of all taxess levie-
by the State, County, County Sc'"-cr
Board, School Districts, Specicl T-"
School Districts and Municipalitse:.
SECTION 14. 1. From asd r-"- J--
uary I, 1950, the County Tax C,"-' r
in the County of Pinellas, State of l r-"-
ida, shall collect .all taxes l:v- -l rI
the county by the State. County, Cauer.
School Board, School Districts, Spcveri
Tax School Districts and Municinalitie-.
2. The Legislature shall at the Le.:sou-
tive Session of 1949. and from time to
time thereafter enact laws specifying the
powers, functions, duties and compensa-
tion of County Tax Collector designated
in Paragraph 1 of this Section 14. and
shall likewise provide for the co)llction.
care. custely, reporting and d:bursement
of all taxes collected by the County Tax
Collector. '

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 16
A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an
Amendment to Article V of the Consti-
tution of Florida by adding thereto an
additional Section relating to the elec-
tion for the term of six (6) years of the
Judge of theof the Court of Record in and for
Escambia County, Florida. "
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGIS-
LATURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
1. That Article V of the Constitution
of the State of Florida be amended by
adding thereto an additional section to be
known as Section 48 of said Article re-
lating to the election of the Judge of
the Court of Record in and for Escambia
County, Florida, and the same is here-
by agreed to and shall be submitted to
the electors of the State of Florida for
ratification or rejection at the General
Election to be held on the First Tues-
day after the First Monday ir Tnvember.
1948. a- fll1ows:
SECTION 48, The Judge of the Court
of Record in and for Escambia Coun-
ty shall hereafter be elected by the
qualified electors of said County as
other State and County officials are
elected for a term of six (6) years. The
first election for said office shall be
held at the General Election in 1950
and subsequent elections shall be held
each six (6) years thereafter.
The first term of office under this
amendment shall begin on the First
Tuesday after the First Monday in Jan-
uary, 1951.
Any vacancy in said office, which
occurs prior to said First Tuesday after
the First Monday in January, 1951.
shall be filled by appointment by the
Governor and confirmation by the Sen-
ate as heretofore provided by the Con-
stitution, but in no case for any longer
than the First Tuesday after the First
Monday in January, 1951, and the
term or tenure of office of any one ap-
pointed to said office for the term be-
ginning in 1947 shall expire w n aid
First Tuesday after the First Mnday
in January, 1951.
2. Any. provision of the Censtitution
in conflict herewith is hereby repealed .
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF I ,T,,
hereunto set my hand and affixed 4*
Great Seal of the State of Florida at TlI-
lahassee, the Capital, this the 1st day
August, A. D., 1948T. R. A. GRAY.
Secretary of Stata,


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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29. 1948 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE FIVE


GIRL SCOUT NEWS

Girl Scout Troop No. 2. uiTder the
leadership of Mrs. Rush Chism. met
Tuesday afternoon at the parish
hours for its regular meeting. A
brief business session was held. at
which time the troop was divided
into patrols.
Preparing refreshments for the
Hallowe'en party to be given at the
parish house was done at this--time.


All repeated the scout promise ...::: .: . . ...*.*,*


and the meeting was dismissed by
Mrs. Chisnm.
-Troop 2 and the Brownie Troop
gathered at the parish house Tues-
day night for the Hallowe'en party
and after a number of games were
played and apples bobbed for, re-
freshments were served.
Supervising the affair were Mrs.
Chism. Mrs. Ela Sutton and Miss
Whitaker.


Read Drew Pearson On the Dixiecrat Candidate
In his column of October 24, 1948, Drew Pearson, nationally famous
commentator, had the following to say about Strom Thurmond, Dixie-
crat candidate for President. Read it:
"WASHINGTON-Believe it or not, but Governor J. Strom Thurmond,
whose Dixiecrat party broke away from the Democrats over the negro
issue, once invited a negro to be his house guest at the executive
mansion in Columbia, S. C.
The incident 'came near going down as one of the worst social
blunders in the history of the segregated south. Thurmond not only
extended the hand of southern hospitality to Governor William H.
Hastie of the Virgin Islands, but invited him to bring his family along.
Ironically, Thurmond's invitation to Governor Hastie was written
on official stationery, bearing the great seal of South Carolina.
But the discreet negro governor does not plan to visit South Caro-
lina."
The above gives a clear picture of the man fronting for the Civil
Rights party, and permits you to judge of the sincerity of Strom Thur-
mond and other leaders of his party who are now, along with Henry Wal-
lace, running interference for Thomas E. Dewey, the Republican candi-
date for President.
They propose, in electing Dewey:
To place the necessarily increased taxes on the small bracket in-
. come, or even go to a sales tax.
To hand over our great power dams to a giant corporation, at only a
: fraction of their cost, but hiking the price of power to the consumer.
To hike the tariff, which was largely eliminated by the great Demo-
cratic leaders who believe in free enterprise and the rights of the work-
ing man.


DON'T BE MISLED!

VOTE DEMOCRATIC!
LOYAL DEMOCRATS OF FLORIDA
Sol.. Adv. paid for b Leon County nmonioerats

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TO 'PROTECT YOUR CAR, WE WILL:
* Flush transmission and rear axle and fill with
winter lubricants of recommended grade.

* Drain cooling system; tighten all connections and
prepare radiator for anti-freeze.

* Flush engine crankcase and refill with lubricating
oil of proper winter grade.

* Lubricate chassis at all points with winter lubri-
cants.

* Check and refill battery; tighten electrical connec-
tions.

* Inspect and adjust brakes and add fluid if needed.

* Adjust 'and tune engine completely, includingigni-
tion and carburetion. '


ALL FOR
ONLY $9.45


ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY

PHONE 37 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA


SUNDAY SERVICES

At the Churches

KENNEY'S MILL BAPTIST
W. B. Hollana, Pastor
10:00 a. m.--Sunclay school.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
6:45 p. m.-B. T. U.
8:00 jp m.-Preaching service.
Prayersf e.eting Tuesday night at
8 o'clock. W. M. U. meets Wednes-
days at 3 o. m.

METHODIST CHURCH
Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.--Morning worship.
6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
ling at 7:30. Choir practice at 8.

ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
23rd Sunday after Trinity
7:30 a. m.-Antecommunion and
meditation.
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer and
sermon.
Monday, Nov. 1, the day branch
of the Woman's Auxiliary meets in
the parish house at 3:30.
Tuesday, Nov. 2, the night branch
of the Woman's Auxiliary meets at
the home of Mrs. Thomas Also-
brook; Panama highway, 8 p. m.
Thursday, Nov. 4, vestry meeting
in rectory, 8 p. m.

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Rev. Samuel J. Allen, Pastor
10:00 a..m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Worship service.
* 7:00 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening service.
Midweek meeting Wednesday at
3:00 p. m.
BEACON HILL PRESBYTERIAN
4:00 p. m.-Worship service.
3:00 p. m.-Sunday school.
Thursday 7:30 p. m.-Bible study
and prayer.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Bible school for all.
10:55 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:25-Baptist Training Union.
7:30-Evening services.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
nings at 8 o'clock.

CATHOLIC SERVICES
Mass is held at St. Joseph's
Chapel the first Sunday of each
months at 8 a. m. Second third and
fourth Sundays at 10:15 a. m

HIGHLAND VIEW METHODIST
Bayview Church
Loyd W. Tubib, Pastor
10:00 a. m:-Morning worship.
Church school following worship_
se.rvice.

Spend We k-end In Tallahassee
Mrs. Elaine Daniels of Panama
City and Miss Peggy Wise of this
city spent the week-end in Talla-
hassee visiting friends.


Visitors From Crestview ter. Laura Beth, left last Friday to>
Mrs. B. W. Murray and daughter join Mr. Lane in Atlanta where
Ann of Crestview are visiting here they will reside this winter. Mr.
this week with her sister and hus- and Mrs. J. D. Lane accompanied
band, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cox. them to Atlanta.
Joins Husband In Atlanta Gypsies came originally from In-
Mrs. John Lane and baby daugh- dia, not Egypt.
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Bring in your older pairs and let us
re-new them, giving you extra,
daily shoe changes.

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CHICKEN DINNERS
STEAKS SEAFOODS SANDWICHES
ALL KINDS OF DRINKS


Walter's Bar & Grill
(2V Miles from Port St. Joe on Beacon Hill Highway)
W. I. GARDNER, Owner


fRIDAY, OCTOBER 29. 1948


THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


PAGE FIVE


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LPAGE EIGHT


Week-end Visitors
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Dillard and
son Donald of Marianna spent the
week-end here with Mr. and Mrs.
James Wise at their home on 8th
Street.

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Title Insu


Telephone


Remains Clear Stream
The St. Lawrence remains a clear
stream by the natural filtering oi
silt performed by the Great Lakes.

Not Many Automobiles
Iceland is entirely without rail-
roads, and has few good roads.


CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING

,Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost! Try 'Em!


RATES-1%/ cents per word for one inser-
tion (count initials and figures as single
words); minimum charge 30 cents. Addi-
tional insertions of same ad take lower
rnte. To eliminate bookkeeping, all ads
must 'be paid for at time of first insertion.

FOR SALE

.GAS WATER HEATER-American
automatic gas water heater for
-sale. See Mrs. Ferrell Allen. Phone
272. 11-5*
'1946 CHEVROLET 4-door sedan,
radio,' underseat heater: superior
-condition; original owners; $1750.
See at Rainey Cottage, at Beacon
Hill. 10-29*
'CIRCULATING OIL HEATER with
drum, stand and pipe. Complete
$35. Call Frank Hannon, phone 61.
'BICYCLE-Ranger model girls' 28-
inch wheel bicycle. Second hand
-but in first class condition. Apply
Howell's Bicycle Shop.. 10-22tf
PHONOGRAPH RECORDS!
1000 slightly used records at 25c
each. A wide variety to choose
from. See Evelyn. LeHardy, 4th
Street. 10-ltf
GUEST CHECKS-(100 to pad).
Large, $6 per 100 pads; 10 pads,
75c. Small, $5 per 100 pads; 10 for
e60c. Also onionskin "COPY" second
sheets, $2.25 per package of 1000
(don't ask us to break a package).
THE STAR. 10-24tf
.E.EJCTRIC RANGES-Two second
hand electric ranges in first class
condition. See Roche's. S-20tf
TIMBERR--R!-Have for sale four
S4 in. x 10 in. x 18 ft. timbers, se-
lect No. 1 pine, used but slightly
for skidding heavy crates, $30. The
:Star, phone 51. 9-3tf
FOR RENT
'FOR RENT-Neat one-room gar-
age apartment with private bath
-and kitchenette. Within walking dis-
tance of town. Call 396 in eve-
nings. 10-29*
iFOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
,FOR RENT-Two-room furnished
apartment; private bath and en-
trance. Ideal for couple.
IFOR RENT Three-bedroom fur-
nished cottage at beach.
FRANK & DOT'S AGENCY
Phone 61 10-15tf
CONCRETE MIXER for rent, $5.00
per day. Spillers and Nichols,
-phone 83 or 304. 10-22*


REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

6-ROOM HOUSE-Lights, runningI
water, bath;, $1050. See Ross
Hudson, Oak Grove. 11-5*
FISH BAIT

BODEEDLE WORMS-For these
famous fish worms call C. L. Arm-
strong or R. M. Spillers, sole dis-
tributors; 75c'per 100. Phones 193
or 83. 11-12*
SALESMEN WANTED

FURNITURE SALESMAN-Experi-
enced preferred. Port St. Joe's
leading furniture store Danley
Furniture Company. 10-ltf
LOST AND FOUND

LOST-Rose color coat, size 20, lost
on highway between Bragdon's
Store and Kenneys Mill. Reward if
returned to The Star office. 1*

SPECIAL SERVICES

For COMPLETE WEATHERSTRIP-
PING and Insulation Service see
R. M. Spillers. Phone S3. P. 0. Box
683, Port St. Joe. 10-22*

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LODGE NOTICES
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1. 0.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
nesdays at 8 p. m. 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 at Florida Power office.
Leo Kennedy, commander.
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. Alrvlsit-
ing companions' welcome. H. R.
Maige, High Priest; Robt. Shaw, Sec
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22-Meets second and fourth Wed-
nesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic hall.
All members urged to attend; visi-
tors invited.


MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
7/g\ days each month, 8:00 p. ni.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. Fennon
Talley, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.


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ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
TOMLINSON ABSTRACT COMPANY, Inc.
364 Agent: Title & Trust Company of Florida


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FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
We recommend fire insurance because its easy to start a fire

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LEGAL ADVERTISING
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Advertisement for Bids
Sealed proposals in duplicate will be re-
ceived at the office of the City Auditor and
Clerk, Port St. Joe, Florida, until: Monday,
December 6, 1948, at 10:00 A. M. EST, and
then publicly opened for:
THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MUNlICI-
PAL BUILDING, FIRE HOUSE AND
JAIL, CITY OF PORT ST.. JOE, FLA
Plans, specifications and contract docu-
ments may be inspected at the offices of
City Auditor and Clerk or the Architect, and
may be procured from the Architect:
Normnn 1'. (Gross & Associates,
Folkes Biatlding,
Panama City, Florida,
upon deposit of $25.00 which will be re-
funded uopn return of the plans and specifi-
cations complete, in good condition, within
seven (7) days after bids are opened
Cashier's check, or certified check or bid
bond for not less than 5% of amount of bid<
must accompany each proposal. Perform-
ance Bond :nld Workn.nus Compensationi n-
surance will be required.
Right is reserved to reject any or all pro-
posal., and waive technicalities. Nu bidder
may withdraw his bid for a period of thirty
(30) (lays after date set for opening
Thereof.
M. P' TOMIINSON,
City Auditor and Clerk.
City of Port St. Joe, Florida.
Norman P. Gross & Associates, Architect
Folkes Building. 10-29
Panama City, Florida. 11-19


'AcurisngL osnx os


Parcels for Overseas

Should Be Mailed Now

Postmaster Drake Calls Attention
of Public To Deadline Date

Got any friends, relatives or hus-
bands in service overseas? If so,
you're the person Postmaster H. A.
Drake is speaking to. Sez H. A.:
"The deadline date for sending
packages to overseas personnel is
November 15, and I advise early
mailing, particularly those destined
for Japan, Korea and islands in the
Pacific, if they are to reach their
destination in time for Christmas."
Regulations are that each parcel
should not exceed the weight limit
of 70 pounds, and the size must not
exceed 100 inches in length and
girth. Gifts should be contained in
a strong box of wood, metal or very
heavy fibre board, should be se-
curely wrapped and tied with at
least four pieces of cord-two
crosswise and two lengthwise.
"There should be sufficient cush-
ioning inside so that the contents
will be packed tightly and not rattle
or become loose," quoth H. A. "The
best insurance against damage is
to pack, wrap and tie properly, with
the address printed plainly on the
wrapper. Don't use gummed ad-
dress labels, as they fall off in
transit."
He also stated that November 15
is also the deadline for overseas
Christmas cards, if they are to be
received before Christmas, but they
can be mailed any time.

Gulf County Boys Bring
Back Ribbons From Fair

Three Gulf county 4-H Club boys,
Charles Guilford of Overtstreet and
Preston Whitfield and Billy Roe-
mer of Wewahitchka, really brought
back prizes and ribbons from the
Jackson County Fair held this week
in Marianna.
Guilford and Romer exhibited se-
nior Duroc boars, and both received
blue ribbons, Guilford's boar taking
the champion ribbon in this class
and Domer's boar reserve champion
hin this class. Both received $7.50 in
prize money for the blue ribbons
and Guilford received a large ros-
ette ribbon for his champion.
The three boys, trained as a team
for judging by County Agent Cubie
Laird, won the judging contest for
West Florida, being awarded $15
for their efforts in obtaining first
place.
There was a sweepstakes prize
of $45 offered, and if Gulf county
had had one more 4-H pig entered
of even fair shape, the team would
also have won this prize as a com-
bined score for their entries and
judging.

PLAN TO RAISE

(Continued from page 1)
in shaping the program to where it
is now ready for the services of
all, I am sure we will be able to
continue our building.
"The church is the most import-
ant institution in any community,"


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continued Rev. Tubb. "Not only is
it important, but essential, as
records show that where the church
is denied a place in a community,
the community dwindles instead of
thriving. Few people will live in a
place that has no churches. Many
people today who declare that they
would not live where there were no
churches are unwilling to do any-
thing for the church and leave it to
others.
"Next Thursday evening we will
launch our financial program with
a 'Forward Step' banquet. There 60
workers will go out to raise $30,-
000 in five days, and everyone will
be given an? opportunity to help.
The future of our church depends
upon each and every one, and we
feel that our people will rise to the
challenge of this hour as they have
done in the past.
"This is our 'Date with Destiny',"


concluded Rev. Tubb. "Dr. Ray of
Lake Wales will direct us, and un-.
der his leadership we will work and
give in the greatest program our
city has had in many years, build-
ing for God."

CUB SCOUT NEWS

The regular meeting of Den 3
was held Wednesday afternoon with
seven members and the den mother
present.
Milton Taylor, assistant den
chief, presided over the business
meeting at which time it was an-
nounced that three members will
receive their Bobcat pins at the
next pack meeting.
As it was Navy Day, all scouts
went to the dock to inspect tPe
USS Plover, mine sweeper. The
.group then returned to the drug
store for refreshments.


"


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1948


THEE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA


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Lots On Dead Lakes


The C. F. Hanlon Subdivision is now open for sale

of lots 50x140 feet, approximate size. All lots

face streets or county highway or the Dead Lakes.

Price of lots range from $400 down, mostly $325.

These lots are sold subject to provision that they are
for private camps or residences, and this clause is so
stated in all deeds.


Property on Dead Lakes is now scarce, and in a
few years will not be available except at a pre-
mrium price. Better buy a place nowr in this choice
subdivision. Terms can be arranged if desired.



C. F. HANLON, Owner
WEWAHITCHKA, FLORIDA







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