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VOLUME XII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12, 1948 NUMBER 7
for Hunting Season
Opening and Closing Dates In
All Districts Almost Iden-
tical For First Time
Gulf county nimrods, along with
thousands all over the state, are
oiling their guns in anticipation of
the state's general hunting season
which opens November 24. In fact,
Dan Brooks reports that he is just
about out of gun oil at his sport-
ing goods store.
Opening and closing dates, set
by the state game and fresh water
fish commission, are substantially
identical in all districts for the
first time in history.
Throughout the state the deer
season ends January 5, and turkey
hunting will close February 1.
With the exception of the Third
District (that's us), quail and
squirrel season will end February
1. It extefids until February 20 in
our district. Marsh hen hunting
will be allowed in all districts un-
til February 1, except in Nassau,
Duval and St. Johns counties,
where an earlier season will end
Deer and turkey hunting will be
banned in Alachua, Bradford, Clay
and Union counties and in parts
of Baker Columbia and Suwannee
counties. No deer hunting will be
(Continued on page 5)
Sharks In 46-0 Win
Over Carrabelle High
Played DeFuniak Yesterday, and
Meet Bonifay Next Friday
The St. ',Joe High Sharks took
the Carabelle Mullet gridsters to
the tune of 46 to 0 last Friday eve-
ning in a game played at Centen-
nial Field under the floodlights.
The St. Joe lads got away to a
slow start, shoving over but one
touchdown in the first quarter, but
came back for two more in the sec-
ond, one in the third and three in
the last quarter, while holding the
Billy Fleming was credited with
the first counter when he went
through the center of the Carra-
belle line from the five-yard mark.
The extra point was accounted for
by a pass from Buster Owens to
Owens was responsible for the
two touchdowns scored in the sec-
ond quarter, racing 15 yards to
score one and passing 15 yards to
Raymond Lawrence for another.
Philip Chatham opened the' third
quarter with a 35-yard dash to pay-
dirt and Owens booted the conver-
sion. The Sharks pushed over
three more touchdowns in the final
stanza to complete the route. Char-
lie Whitehead skirted right end for
35 yards for the first, Owens went
around left end for 30 yards for
the second, and Bobby Gibson
aaded the final score from the one-
St. Joe chalked up 474 yards on
the ground and another 60 via the
aerial route, while holding the visi-
tors to 102 on the ground and 37 in
The Sharks went to DeFuniak
Springs yesterday for an Armistice
Day game and will play the Boni-
fay team here next Friday.
Week-end Guest From Marianna
Miss Agnes Pippin of Marianna
was the week-end guest of Miss
Peggy W4se of this city.
S Big Majority
Voters Turn Thumbs Down On
Amendments 1 and 2 But
Okeh Other Nine
The law sez those who conduct
the polls at an election shall post
the results of the balloting outside
the polling places when they are
through with the count. .. It's
never been done in the 12 years
we've been publishing this rag,
consequently we have one heck of
a time getting election results.
We've just now got the results
of the November 2 election, but
only the county totals (thanks to
Judge Earl Pridgeon). Hereafter
we hope to get all election returns
by precincts, even if we have to go
around to the various polling
places and threaten mayhem to
those conducting the polls, in order
that they might post complete re-
turns when they're through, instead
of sealing 'em up in the ballot box
and compelling us to wVait until
the county commissioners open the
boxes for the official canvass.
Anyway, now that that's off our
chest, we find (belatedly) that
Gulf county went overwhelmingly
Democratic, giving President Tru-
man 1219 votes and Fuller Warren
1310 out of a total of 1580. Thur-
mond received 209, Dewey 146, and
Wallace 5 (who're those five radi-
cals, anyway?). In the governor's
race, Fuller got 1310 votes against
Bert Acker's 33.
On the amendments, the people
of Gulf county stood with the rest
of the state and voted down amend-
ments one and two. On the remain-
ing nine amendments they gave
their okeh to all. Results of the
county fire control plan will be
found in another column.
On the amendments Gulf county
(Continued on page 7)
Stores To Remain Open
Wednesday Until Xmas
At a meeting of the Retail Mer-
chants Association held Tuesday
night, it was decided that stores
will remain open all day Wednes-
days beginning November 24 and
continuing until Christmas.
Merchants will also keep their
places of business open until 8 p.
m. every day, beginning Monday,
December 20 through December 24.
MRS. SI~ITH TO SPEAK ON
EXPERIENCES IN EUROPE
Mrs. Anna Smith, who recently
returned from a three months' trip
to Europe, will speak at the Pres-
byterian Church Monday afternoon
at 3:30, telling of her experiences
and present conditions overseas.
Anyone interested in hearing her
is cordially invited to be present.
Visit In Sopchoppy
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Daughtry, B.
F. Daughtry and daughters Caro-
lyn and Abbie, spent Saturday in
Sopchoppy where they visited Mr.
and Mrs. Will Daughtry. Mr. Will
is convalescing after a stay in the
hospital, having had both arms
broken in an auto accident.
Home From Vacation In Georgia
Mrs. E. R. DuBose returned Sun-
day from a two weeks' vacation
spent in several middle Georgia
cities, where she visited with rela-
tives and friends.
Methodists Raise $30,100 In One
Evening for New Church Building
Gulf Voters Okeh
Fire Control Plan
Will Be Effective Next July If
State and Federal Funds
Voters of Gulf county favored
overwhelmingly the proposal on
the November 2 ballot that the
county join with the state and fed-
eral forest services for fire protec-
tion in our timberlands. The vote
was 631 for the proposal and 74
Twelve counties previously had
fire control contracts with the
Florida Board of Forestry and
Parks, being Escambia, Bay, Cal-
houn, Madison, Alachua, Duval, St.
Johns, Volusia, Orange, Pinellas,
Hillsborough and Dade. The addi-
tional counties going in on the pro-
posal, besides Gulf, were Ocaloosa,
Santa Rosa, Walton, Holmes, Leon,
Washington, Jackson, Clay, Frank-
lin, Liberty, Wakulla, Leon, Colum-
bia, Nassau, Levy, Marion, Lee and
This means that all of Northwest
Florida will now have protection,
in addition to the other counties
in various parts of the state. The
new counties place approximately
5,000,000 more acres under protec-
tion in addition to the previous 7,-
565,874 acres already under pro-
(Continued on page 7)
Florida Teachers Now
Highest Paid In South
Average Pay of $2,682 Ranks 18th
For States of the Nation
Florida school teachers are now
the highest paid in the South.
According to a survey conducted
by the Missouri State Teachers As-
sociation, Florida's average teacher
pay of $2,682 for last year leads
the states in the South and ranks
18th in the nation.
The $2,682 of Florida compares
with: Alabama, $1,909; Georgia,
$1,800; Arkansas, $1,550; Ken-
.tucky, $1,750; Louisiana, $2,225;
Mississippi, $1,350; North Caro-
lina, $2,167; Oklahoma, $2,209; Ten-
nessee, $1,764; Texas, $2,625; Vir-
ginia, $2,050, and West Virginia,
$2,357. No salary is listed for'
Leading the states in the Mis-
souri survey is New York with an
average teacher pay of. $3500, fol-
lowed by California with $3,321.
Everyone Invited To
Moose Turkey Shoot
All arrangements for the old-
time turkey shoot at White City
next Wednesday, being sponsored
by the Moose Lodge, have been
completed, and Austin Huggins,
chairman of the entertainment
committee, who will be in charge,
says there will be plenty of the big
birds for all lucky participants.
A big crowd is expected to at-
tend and the public is cordially in-
Sell Home and Will Travel
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Bynum have
sold their home at Oak Grove and
have purchased a trailer in which
they plan to travel for a while.
Spends Day With Mother
Mrs. Florazelle Connell spent
Armistice Day in Wewahitchka vis-
iting with her mother, Mrs. Harriet
Fathers of Boy Scouts
Honored At Banquet
Charter Presented To Troop and
Interesting Program Enjoyed
Sons and fathers got together
Monday evening of last week at
Frances' Grill when Boy Scout
Troop 47 held a father and son ban-
quet which was attended by 91.
The program, under the direc-
tion of Scoutmaster J. T. Simpson,
opened with the Scout Oath by
John Barrier; "Our Duty to God"
by Rev. Loyd W. Tubb; allegiance
to the flag and country, by Jack
Hammock, and the Scout Laws by
G. F. Lawrence introduced the
Scout family and gave the address
of welcome, after which the troop
charter was presented by Jake Be-
lin and George Tapper and was ac-
cepted on behalf of the troop by
Scouts Frank Young and Gene
Pine cone awards were presented
by Forester H. A. Hardy to Jimmy
Philyaw, Tommy Simpson, Bobby
Smith, BiUy Quarles, Paul Ramsey,
Raymond Lawrence, Gene Chism,
Donald Parker, Frank Young and
John Barrier. Jimmy Philyaw told
of qualifications for the pine cone
awards, stating that the boys must
have helped in planting trees two
years and collected pine seed and
planted a seed bed, and the young
trees taken care of and planted in
the Scout forest.
Games were played throughout
the meal and enjoyed by everyone.
At the conclusion of the dinner, B.
B. Conklin, vice-chairman of the
Day-Gulf district, gave a history of
Scouting and a talk to the Scouts
NOW ON SALE HERE
Judge Earl Pridgeon states that
hunting licenses for the coming
season may be obtained in Port St.
Joe at the St. Joe Hardware Com-
In the north end of the county
they may be obtained from Judge
Pridgeon at his office in the court
house at Wewahitchka.
Mrs. Francis Lewis and daugh-
ter Francile arrived last Friday
from Miami for a two weeks' visit
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Grimsley. They arrived in Talla-
hassee by air and were met there
by Glenn Grimsley who, says Mrs.
Lewis, practically brought them by'
air over the highway from the cap-
Valuable Coupons At, Skelton Show
I J. H. Richardson, Fuller brush
man, will give a coupon to each
person buying a ticket to see Red
Skelton in "The Fuller Brush Man"
at the Port Theater next Thursday
and Friday, which will be good for
50c on any $5 purchase from him.
Attend Birthday Dinner
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Perry at-
tended a birthday dinner in Don-
aldsonville, Ga., Sunday honoring
the former's father, W. J. Perry.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Drake spent
Armistice Day in Iron City, Ga.,
where they were called due to the
illness of Mr. Drake's mother.
Contributions and Pledges Up
To Yesterday Had Passed
the $40,000 Mark
What we consider one of the
most startling achievements ever
to come to pass in Port St. Joe took
place Thursday evening of last
week when members of the First
Methodist Church, 120 strong, gath-
ered at the parish house for a "For-
ward Step Banquet" and during the
course of the evening raised a to-
tal of $30,100 in order that con-
struction might proceed on the new
church building being erected at
the intersection of Monument Ave-
nue and Constitution Drive.
Presiding at the banquet, which
was prepared and served by ladies
of the church, was Nobie Stone,
who after a few remarks by J. L.
Sharit and Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, in-
troduced the speaker of the eve-
ning, Dr. Laurie G. Ray, pastor of
the Lake Wales Methodist Church.
Dr. Ray presented the plan, which
was to raise $30,000 in a five-day
drive, and then asked for contribu-
tions. One by one the members re-
sponded, and when all had been
contacted the total subscribed was
"The inspiration of that hour,"
said Rev. Tubb, pastor of the
church, "has been sufficient to lead
us into a continued drive to get the
necessary funds for completion of
At a checkup meeting of the 12
captains and their teams Monday
evening, it was revealed that an
additional $5000 had been secured
in cash and subscriptions.
The workers went out to see the
remainder of the members of the
church and to report Wednesday
evening, and yesterday it was re-
ported by Rev. Tubb that a total
of more than $40,000 in cash and
subscriptions had been raised.
Scouts To Gather Toys
For Xmas Distribution
The Boy Scouts will visit each
home in the city tomorrow between
the hours of 10 a. m. and 4 p. m.
for the purpose of soliciting old or
broken toys, which they will paint,
repair and make ready for distri-
bution in conjunction with the
Moose Lodge's Christmas baskets
for the needy. New, toys will like-
wise be acceptable, as will canned
and non-perishable foods.
Through the courtesy of T. H.
Stone, the vacant store building
adjoining The Star office has been
secured for a workshop and store-
room for the toys and foodstuffs.
In case the boys fail to call, and
anyone has anything to donate,
please communicate with the scout-
master, any of the Boy Scouts, or
leave items in the lobby of the
Moose home, 301 Reid Avenue.
Visits College At Milledgeville
Edward Bartee spent last week-
end in Milledgeville, Ga., where he
visited his brother Tom, a student,
at Georgia Military College, and
classmates, Edward having been a
student there before entering the
Visit Patient In Hospital
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ferrell, Mrs.
Andrew Martin and two daughters
visited Sunday in Pensacola with
Andrew Martin, who is a patient in
a hospital there, having recently
undergone an operation on his arm.
rPA T .
LEADERS AND MEMBERS OF
GIRL SCOUT TROOP INVESTED
At a colorful ceremony held in
the parish house Wednesday night
of last week, leaders and members
of the newly-organized Girl Scout
Troop No. 2 were invested.
Following a short skit, pledge of
allegiance and the singing of "Am-
erica," Miss Inez Turk invested
Mrs. Rush Chism, troop leader,
with her Girl Scout pin, after which
Mrs. Chism introduced her assist-
ant leaders. Mrs. Fred Sutton, Mrs.
Marion Craign and Miss Turk, and
presented them with their pins.
She then introduced the executive
committee, Mr.. and Mrs. Basil E.
Kenney Jr., Mrs. Tom Owens, Mrs.
Gus Creech and Rev. Lee Graham,
who also were the recipient of pins.
Then followed presentation of pins
to the 30 members of the troop.
At the conclusion of the cere-
mony, a. social hour was enjoyed
and refreshments served.
Girls receiving pins were Martha
Costing. Dorothy Sealy, Patsy Dan-
iel, Anais Lilius, Madelyn McFar-
land, Joy Williams, Gail Bateman,
Bobby Porter, Patsy Coker, Caro-
lyn Traweek, Anne Ward, Carolyn
Brigman, Ruth Ramsey, Marietta
Chafin, Martha Miller, Ann Davis,
Betty Denton. Patricia Sittman,
Shirley Young, Barbara Bond, Cora
Smith, Ouida Dean, Patsy Wilder,
Linda Pyle, Faye Parker, 'Evelyn
Thompson, Ann Kenney, Carolyn
Mercer and Boncille McCormick.
ATTEND DISTRICT MEET
OF WOMAN'S CLUBS
Attending the annual meeting of
woman's clubs in district two, held
Saturday in Apalachicola, were
Mrs. Tom Owehs, Mrs. G. A. Pat-
ton and Mrs. T. G. Alsobrook of
the Port St. Joe Woman's Club,
and Mrs. H. L. Mckinnon, Mrs. T.
J. Mitchell and Mrs. Frank Le-
Hardy of the Junior Woman's Club.
Theme of the meeting, which was
held in the woman's club building,
Guest speakers at the conference
were Mrs. A. T. McKay of Orlando,
president of the state organization,
and Mrs. Rodman Porter of Apa-
lachicola, district director.
Plans were discussed for the fed-
eration meeting to be held in Mi-
ami next April, and since this dis-
trict had been asked to provide fa-
vors for the convention, a motion
was carried to distribute individual
jars of tupelo honey.
P.-T. A. CONFERENCE
Mrs. Charles Brown, president
of the Port St. Joe Parent-Teacher
Association, Mrs. Paul Fensom,
secretary-delegate, and Mrs. Ralph
Swatts, state board director of the
P.-T. A. for Region 2, left during
the week-end for West Palm Beach
as representatives from the local
organization at the annual confer-
ence of the State Congress of Par-
ents and Teachers convening there
this week. '
GIRLS' AUXILIARY MEETS
The Girls' Auxiliary of the Bap-
tist Church met Monday afternoon
at the church, the meeting being
opened with roll call and reading
of minutes of the previous meeting.
The offering was taken, after which
the program was conducted by
Carolyn *Brigman. Two new mem-
bers were taken in at this time, An-
nette Ward and Gail Weeks.
The meeting next Monday will
be held at the home of Mrs. W. T.
Spend Week-end In Jax
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cook spent
last week-end in Jacksonville with
MRS. S. C. PRIDGEON HOSTESS
TO J. A. M. CLUB MONDAY
The J. A. M. Club met Monday
night with Mrs. S. C. Pridgeon in
her home at White City. On ar-
rival of the guests they were
served a delicious repast from a
lace-covered table centered with
fall flowers which created an au-
After appetites of the guests
were appeased, all returned to the
living'room for an hour of sewing
and chatting, and promptly at 10:30
the hostess was bade good night
and a hearty "thank you' for a
Next meeting of the club will be
with Mrs. B. A. Pridgeon at White
'MRS. ALLEN ENTERTAINS
. Mrs. S. L. Allen was hostess to
the Presbyterian Auxiliary Monday
afternoon at her home on Garrison
Avenue. Mrs. R. M. Spillers led
the devotional, using as her theme
"Faith." The group then left on a
canvassing tour for the auxiliary
and the church.
Before leaving on the canvass,
Mrs. Allen served cakes and coffee
to Mesdames T. J. Mitchell, R. M.
Spillers, H. L. McKinnon, C. H.
Harrison, Flora Johnson and'J. R.
Here From Macon
Mr. and Mrs. George L. Cooper
and daughter of Macon, Ga., ar-
rived here Tuesday for a visit with
the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
George W. Cooper. They expect to
return to Macon today.
Personals Clubs Churches
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Mr. and Mrs. Murray P. Melvin
of Wewahitchka are announcing
the birth of a daughter, Priscilla
Delight, On Sunday, October 31.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Hummel Jr.,
of this city announce the birth of
a daughter, Tuesday, November 2.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Odom of this
city are the proud 'parents of ad
daughter, Diana Sue, born Wed-
nesday, November 3.
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Wood of
Highland View are announcing the
arrival of a daughter, Patricia
Diania, on Thursday, November 4.
Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Varner of
Drummond Park, Panama City, an-
nounce the birth of a daughter,
Thelma Viola, on Saturday, Nov. 6.
.(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital)
BAPTIST W. M. U. MEETS
MONDAY AT CHURCH
The Baptist W. M. U. met Mon-
day afternoon at the church for the
monthly Bible study. The meeting
was opened with the singing of
"Throw Out the Lifeline," followed
with prayer by Rev. L. J. Keels.
During the Bible study, from
Acts 27, 28:1-10, Rev. Keels used
a large map for discussion of these
chapters, which proved most inter-
esting and instructive. At the con-
clusion of the study, the pastor
asked that the ladies write to their
missionary' to China, Mrs. Charles
P. Cowherd, who is being spon-
sored by the local Baptist Church
and is stationed in Peking, China.
After a short business session, the
meeting was closed with prayer by
Mrs. A. V. Bateman.
The circles will meet next Mon-
day as follows: Circle 1 with Mrs.
C. M.. Palmer; Circle 2, with Mrs.
Tom Parker; Circle 3, with Mrs.
J Al Smith; Circle 4, with Mrs. W.
A Martin Theatre
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FEATURE NO. 2 --
FEATURE NO. 1 -
Chapter 2 of Serial
Dangers of the Canadian
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14
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MONDAY and TUESDAY
November 15 and 16
NEWS and CARTOON
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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17
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Chapter 6 of Serial
G-Men Never Forget
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(Wil-Stan Hot Iron Holder Free with Each Iron)
MARY VIC MAUCK CIRCLE Sunday evening at 7:30, and all
MEETS WITH MRS. SHARIT the people of the community are
The Mary Vic Mauck Circle of invited to join in this service.
the Womans Society for Christian ,
mon stC .Visit In Panama City
Service of the Methodist Church Visit In Panama City
Mrs. G. E. McGill and daughter
met Monday afternoon at the home rs. G. E. McGill and daughter
of M. J. L. Sharit. and Mrs. T. S. Singletary and daugh-
After refreshments were served ter spent Monday visiting in Pan-
After refreshments were served
to Mesdames Roy Gibson, S. D.
Spears, R. H. Brinson, H. T. Brin-
son, B. H. Smith, L. W. Tubb, J.
T. McNeill and T. H. Stone, and
one new member, Mrs. AV. H.
Evans and small daughter. Cath-
ryn, the meeting was ope.'.:;d with
the second chapter of the spiritual
life study by Mrs. Gibson, followed
with prayer by Mrs. Tubb.
After .a short business session,
the meeting was closed with prayer
by Mrs. McNeill.
Next meeting of this circle will
be at the home of Mrs. R. W. Smith.
PREACHING SERVICE AT ON THE HOUR
BAYVIEW CHURCH SUNDAY ... of my death, do not weep
Rev. Loyd Tubb announces that for me- Cry not 'Parted,
preaching services will be held at parted; Union and meeting
the Bay View Methodist Church are mine in that hour."
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U.u CR IST in the passing of a loved one
CHURCH OF CHRIST is hard to bear. We have dedi-
cated ourselves to lighten the
SERVICES burden of those we serve.
Sunday Afternoon 3:30 When the need arises,
At the Parish House let us serve.
Sermon By Comforter Funeral Home
J. LEO PATTON 601 LONG AVENUE
A Cordial Invitation To Attend 24-Hour Ambulance Service
Is Extended. the Public PHONE 326 Day or Night
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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Florida Power To
Worth of Bonds
Will Be Used To Finance Part
of Huge Construction
The Florida Power Corporation
has asked permission to sell $8,-
500,000 of bonds to finance part of
their huge construction program.
It is expected that the federal
power commission and other gov-
ernment agencies will grant per-
mission for this phase of the comn-
pany's financing plans so that the
construction program started three
years ago can go forward in order
to furnish electric service to the
growing number of customers of
the utility in the 27-county area
served by them in Florida.
Florijfa Power officials state the
company is in the midst of a $40,-
000,000 construction program which
began at the end of the- war. The
company has already added a 25,-
000 KW turbine at their Inglis
plant and a similar one at the
George E. Turner plant, with many
hundreds of miles. of transmission
and distribution lines being built.
The company expects to add an-
other 50,000 KW capacity turbine
to the system within the next two
years, but final determination of
the plant location for this construc-
tion has not been decided. (Why
not Port St. Joe, gentlemen?)
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE
MERCHANTS OF PORT ST. JOE
The senior class would, like to
ask you to give your co-operation
and support in the coming cam-
paign to. raise funds through sell-
ing ads with which to pay for pub-
lishing the school annual this year.
We would like to list for you
some of our reasons for needing
We want an annual, and we
know that you want us to have
one, but we can't have it without
We want to progress with the
other schools in our state; we want
to help show that progress in our
annifal. Without your help we will
be unable to do this.
We want to help preserve on pa-
per some of the most pleasant
memories we will ever have. We
can't do it without your help.
We think you should know some-
thing of the cost of putting out art
annual, because no one wants to
spend his money unless hecan see
where some of it is going,' so we
will itemize the cost: Pictures,
$250; publishing annual, $1100; to-
How can we pay for it? By stu-
dent subscription-but that can't
possibly pay for the total, so what
can we depend on? Our friends and
backers the advertisers of our
We back you by helping keep
you in business. Won't you help us
by advertising in our annual?
Deaths From Burns
Deaths from burns reach a peak
in December, National Safety coun-
cil figures show. Principal reasons
are defective heating, appliances, or
improper use of them, and defective
chimneys. In December of 1945,
1,350 persons died from burns. Dur-
ing the summer the toll is about 500
St. Joe Electric Shop
Phone 377 Costin Building
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
in'SIST ON COMPLETE
\ V How long has it been since your trucks have
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PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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in these few words ...
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Clothes are known for their qual-
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in Port St. Joe for these suits
and topcoats. Wear a suit for
Thanksgiving from Boyles .
it'll do you good and help you,
now it's up to you to act quickly!
FREE TICKETS WITH EVERY DOLLAR PURCHASE!
CHANCES FOR YOU TO WIN $500 IN CASH!
Published Weekly By
Port St. Joe, Florida
"Tips From AcrosseOur
Counter To Wise
Vol. III Friday, November 12, 1948 No. 14
@AYE'R HODES.I.- W
DEAR SHOPPERS, FRIENDS, CUSTOMERS, COUNTRYMEN:
We are using the greater part of dur space again this week to
tell you the story which we believe will be of most interest to
you. While we have plenty of other 'stories up our sleeve and
many, many things we would like to say, the message above is
most important to you this time. Take these tips and you have
SAVINGS you'll have new clothes for Thanksgiving and we
know you'll be thankful. Don't you think this will add up to
your satisfaction? That's what we're working for!
Yours for the best and most Thankful Thanksgiving Season ever,
R. GLENN BOYLES.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FIDAY NOVEMBER 12, 1948
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1948
A r m T SUY
Published Every Friday at 306 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Fla., by The Star 'Publishing Co.
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Potoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla.. under Act of March 3, 1879.
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of eiror or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages 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
THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL
The pundits and pollsters, the politicians and
prophets, and even the esteemed editorial
writers of the nation have spent the past week
in an effort to interpret the handwriting on the
wall, and each of them has failed.
The editor of The Star. does not claim to any
prescience, but to us it looks like the atomic
concussion which shook the nation Tuesday of
last week was really the signal of the coming of
age of the United States of America.
The infant democracy, cradled as it was by
Thomas Jefferson and nurtured at intervals
through the generations by Andrew Jackson,
Abraham Lincoln, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow
Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, of necessity
has had to grow up like the Topsy of Uncle
Tom's Cabin, defending itself durisig long inter-
vals from the Simon Legree lash of the special
interests. Its 'teen-age period was long while
our whole political activity wound itself up in
a skein of sophomoric chicanery which was cal-
culated to keep the adolescent nation dependent
on the group of so-called leaders who waxed
fat on the infant's patrimony.
Finally, on November 2, 1948, the voters of
the nation threw off the shackles of politics and
demanded and enforced their right to be en-
listed in the ranks of adult men and women.
This election marks the birth of a new era in
our national government, and while it was a
triumph for the people, the old line politicians
must be given credit for an unwilling assist.
Many changes in government will be seen dur-
ing the coming years, now that the nation con-
ceived as a government "of the people, by the
people, and for the people" has finally attained
In our lead editorial last Week we inadvert-
ently stated that "thle hunting season officially
opens on November 20" ... and have we
been ribbed and ragged about it. .However, as
every good sportsman knows (except those, of
course, who hunt the year 'round) the season
officially opens November 24.
10 YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Armistice Day Celebration
Marking the first real commem-
oration of Armistice Day in Port
St. Joe, Gulf County Post 116, Am-
erican Legion, staged a celebration
that will long be remembered. The
day opened officially at 11 o'clock
with sounding of the fire siren for
the moment of silence, after which
the parade got underway The pro-
cession was led by our Gold Star
Mothers in cars, followed by the
high school band and the national
colors, Co. D 106th Engineers, the
county health department nurses,
ladies of the Legion Auxiliary,
Marianna Legion post, Boy Scouts
with drum corps, Blountstown and
Bristol Legion ,post, Co. E 106th
Engineers, the Gulf county Legion
post, the new Ford cars from the
St. Joe Motor Co. and cars of in-
It is very probable that we do not know the
score, especially on the foreign situation, but to
us the endless discussion on what to do with
the atom bomb, by the countries that do not
have it, strikes us as about the silliest thing in
the world for us to pay any attention to.
It is inconceivable, to us, that any country we
know of would consult us on a proposition simi-
lar to atomic bombs, that they alone possessed.
They won't share anything they think we want
unless we pay them three times what it is worth
and make various other concessions that will
benefit them and handicap us.
Just why should we even discuss it with them?
The majority of the world knows we are not
aggressive-minded, as far as their country and
properties are concerned, and even if we were,
that would be no reason to disarm ourselves or
put them on an equal military scale with us
when their intentions towards us are doubtful.
Can you imagine Russia or any other of the
hostile countries calling us in to decide about
whether to discard or share the secret of some
powerful weapon they possessed alone?
We should keep the secret. We should use
it in defense of our allies in war, but still keep
it secret. We won't use it unless we are attacked,
as long as we alone have the secret. Let's be
sensible and realistic. End all discussions on the
subject and develop.it for peace time and de-
fense if we need it.-Lamar (Mo.) Republican.
A TIMELY ECONOMIC-THOUGHT
The prediction of Roger Babson that the
United States may expect to experience another
depression some time after "this year or the
next" contains nothing new in economic thought.
In fact, it follows a familiar pattern that has
been much in evidence during recent months.
Nevertheless, his forecast, like others of simi-
lar nature, could serve the good purpose of re-
mindinding the American people again that a com-
monsense care for the future is a wise precau-
tion in the individual as well as in community
and national life.
A more pertinent thought on the subject, how-
ever, is that it should not be necessary to wait
for a reminder that no period of flush times lasts
forever. Good times, are succeeded by times'that
are not so good, or perhaps bad. Then in time
an upturn starts again, and everyone gets the
feeling that all must then be well for all time.
It is in such a period that the big economic
mistakes'may be made.
Because men have yet to build the perfect
economic machine, or system of regulations to
keep all in balance, the ups and downs continue.
For how long no one knows. But so long as
things are what they are, it seems necessary
that occasional reminders be passed out that
there cycles that affect the fortunes and the fu-
tur of all alike.-Florida Times-Union.
Can't blame Truman for working so hard for
.re-election when we consider the present hous-
dividuals. A free fish fry was en-
joyed at noon in the park and a
number of speeches were de-
livered. The football game in the
afternoon resulted in the St. Joe
Sharks losing to Bristol by a score
of .46 to 0. The day was climaxed
by a grand ball at Van's Recreation
Hall, Beacon Hill. Next year the
Legion plans on a bigger and bet-
ter Armistice Day celebration.
New Dry Cleaning Plant To Open
Port St. Joe will soon "have a
new dry cleaning establishment,
which will be opened next week in
the old Costin building on Monu-
ment Avenue by two brothers, Gus
and Kenneth Creech.
Souvenir Medals for Centennial
George H. Clements, publicity di-
rector for the Centennial Celebra-
tion, states that work has started
on minting the bronze medallions
for badges to be worn by officials
and committeemen during the fete.
They will have on the front a re-
production of the monument and
the reverse will bear the state seal.
The medallions will be of bronze
and the ribbons will be of the fin-
It pays to advertise try it!
We Now Serve
I DRAFT BEER
: ST. JOE BAR
* PHONE 114 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN rangements made. Long live free
A number of jokes which are sup- Rumania!" And from Prague he
posed to be in vogue behind the cabled: "Arrangements made. Long
iron curtain have been making the live free Czechoslovakia!"
rounds. One of the best goes as Finally Krish arrived in the
follows: United States. His final cable read:
"A m in NeW Yorkrr TLon live free
A Soviet purchasing agent by'
the name of Krish was sent to a
number of countries to buy goods.
Arriving in Belgrade, Krish cabled
home: "Arrangements made. Long
live free Yugoslavia!" He went on
to Bucharest and cabled: "Ar-
Was a Trading Post
Milwaukee was established as a
trading post in 1818 by Solomon
Juneau. It was charatered as a city
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IN CASH PRIZES
TO BE DISTRIBUTED CHRISTMAS EVE BY THE
PORT ST. JOE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION
FIRST PRIZE $500 IN CASH
SECOND PRIZE $200 IN CASH
2 Prizes of $50'Each
8 Prizes of $25 Each
TICKETS AND FULL DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED
ONLY FROM THE MERCHANTS LISTED BELOW:
Boyles Dept. Store
Brooks Sporting Goods
Costin's Dept. Store
Danley Furniture Co.
Gulf Hardware & Supply
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
Rich's Curb Market
Roche's Gulf Investment
Schneider's Dept. Store
St. Joe Hardware Co.
St. Joe Motor Company
St. Joe Supply Co., Inc.
Webb's 5c to $5 Store
Western Auto Associate
Young's Food Store
No owner, manager or any member of their immediate families of the firms listed
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.
THE STAR, P6RT 9T. j6E~, dULP d6UNTY, PL6ARlbA
FrIYNVME 2 98TESAPR T OGL ONY LRD AEFV
. W s W . . . *
At the Churches
Rev. Samuel J. Allen, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Worship service..
7:00 p. 1n.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening service.
Midweek meeting Wednesday at
8:00 p. m.
HIGHLAND VIEW METHODIST
Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
10:00 a. m:-Morning worship.
Church school following worship
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.
Prayermtneting Tuesday night at
8 o'clock. W. M. U. meets Wednes-
days, at 3 B. m.
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
25th Sunday after Trinity
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
8:00 a. m.-Breakfast of Lay-
Inen's League and meeting.
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Holy communion.
Everyone is invited to listen to
the Episcopal Church's radio pro-
gram broadcast over station WDLP
Panama City, Friday, 8 p. m. EST.
Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:30 p. 1m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
ning at 7:30. Choir practice at 8.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Bible school for all.
10:55 a. m.-Morning worship.
Prayer. service Wednesday eve-
nings at 8 o'clock.
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M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
Port St. Joe, Florida
BEACON HILL PRESBYTERIAN ing, Christmas and New Years. July of each year from date thereof until
paid, and said bonds shall mature serially
4:00 p. m.-Worship service. Daily bag limits are set at one on the first day of July of each year as.
3:00 p. m.-Sunday school, buck deer with horns not less than fows:aturit
Thursday 7:30p.m.-Bible study 5 inches; two turkeys; 12 quail; 3du (.... $3,0o00oo 0 960.... $4,o0ioooo'
and prayer. 12 cat squirrel; 3 fox squirrel, and 1951-.... 3,000 00 1961.... 4,000 00
1952. 3,000 0o) 1962. 5,000 00'
4 20 marsh hens. Only two buck 10)53.... 3,0000 o 1963.. 000oo oo0
CATHOLIC SERVICES deer and four turkeys can be taken 19.54 .... 3,000oo 1964.... 5,000 0o
1955 .... 3,000 00 1965 .... 5,000 Of
Mass is held at St. Josepl's during the season. Possession 10.506.... 4, 00oo 1966G.... 5,000.00'
Mass is held at St. Josephs 957 .... 4,000 1)0 1967 .... 6,000 00
Chapel the first Sunday of each limit on all game is two day's bag. 108.... 4,00000 o 1968....17,.oo.oo
19)59) .... 4,000 00
monti at 8 a. m. Second third and NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME As additional security for the payment of
fourth Sundays at 10:15 a. m Notice is hereby given that pursuiuant to said bonds Sixty (i60)/) per cent of the
fourth Sundays at 10:15 a. m Cl.apier 209.53. Laws of Florida, \Acts of tunds collected from t le utility tax inm
-- ----- --- --- 1941. (lie undersignedl persolls intend to posed by said City inder authority of Chap-
rteister with the Clerk of the Circuit Court ter 22,829, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1945,
NIMRODS READYING of Gulf countyy, Florida, four .weeks after ,.and aipprop!riated to the "Construction Fund
the first lubliecition of this notice. Ihe fic. account of said City shall be pledged.
---- itious or Irade nanie under which thley will Tihe right shall be reserved, to call bonds
C(on titnued ]fOn page 1) lbe enigagedl in business and in which said of said issue numbered 53 to 90, both in-
(Continued from pae ) business is to bl carried on. t.owit IIOI'.hS elusive. for ilenidption on any interest pay-
perllitted ill Gilchrist county. I'LtM 11 INI. P1irt St .loe, Florida. First iient date occurring on or after five years
S publicationo. NNojemlir 12 1948. front lthe dale of the bonds, at par plus ae-
With one exception, domestic 11-12 .JOlN 11. lHOLMES. crued interest, to date of redemption, Both:
gamtle hunting will be open tihe first 12-3 EDITI 1'. HiLM1,. principal and interest of said bonds shall
hunih p. v|able ini a, vful money of the IVnitedl
five days of the season and will NOTICE OF BOND SALE States at The Florida National Bank of
remain closed each Monlday and Sealed bids will be received by the City Jacksonville, Florida.
of Iport -St. Joe, Florida, .t the City HIll in Bidlers are invited to name the rate of
Tuesday thereafter. Squirrel and 1'ort St. .ioe, Florida, until 10:30 o'clock interest which said bonds are to bear; pro-
A MIl. on the 6th day of December 1948, at vided, however, that no bid less than ninety-
quail hunting ill the Third District which time and place all bids received will eight (98U/,) per cent of par will be ae-
(that's us again), thle exception, ble publicly opene'il and read aloud, for the cepted.
(tat purchase of gen,,iral i ,,,. -.... bonds of the Said bonds are to be validated by the
will be permitted every day during City of Port st. i,. FI .. .,. in the ag- Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida, and
the season. gregate principal amount of Ninety Thou- the approving opinion of Giles J. Patterson,
the season ad (90,000.00) Dollars; which honds Esq., Attorney, of Jacksonville, Florida, will
Hen turkeys cannot be hunted shall be dated the first day of .July 1948, be furnished to the purchaser without charge.
in the denomination of One Thousand Dol- Said City reserves the right to waive for-
in the First, Second and Fourth lars each, numbered front 1I to 90, both in- nmalities and to reject any and all bids.
Districts. Hunting will be per- ilutive, in order of maturity and shall bear CITY OF PORT T ST JOE, FLORIDA.
interest at a rate not to exceed four (4/(,) By J. L. SHARIT,
mitted during the season's open- per cent per annum and evidenced by inter- Attest: Mayor.
ing and closing days. Thanksgiv- est coupons attached to said bonds, and shall AM. P. TOMLINSON,
be pa able on the first days of January and City Auditor and Clerk. 11-5 12:
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12, 1948
.THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
DDT AROSOL BOMBS $1.19
GULF TRAFFIC TIRES
o 6:00x16 $11.45 Plus Tax
S GULF SERVICE STATION
'1 'AUBREY R. TOMLINSON, Prop.
APALACHICOLA ROOFING AND
-Fred Anthony, Mgr. APALACHICOLA, FLA.
Cold Weather Is Coming Time To Re-roof
WE GUARANTEE FIVE YEARS ON WORKMANSHIP
AND TEN YEARS ON MATERIAL
OPERATED BY MR. AND MRS. 'KID' DEAN
----- SPECIALIZES IN-----
SEA FOODS STEAKS CHICKEN DINNERS
Accommodations for Fishing Parties
Whiskey Beer Wine Dancing
&0~04100 POOR" ---- -----
STEAKS SEAFOODS SANDWICHES
ALL KINDS OF DRINKS
Walter's Bar & Grill
(2V2 Miles from Port St. Joe on Beacon Hill Highway)
W. I. GARDNER, Owner
ROnTECT YOUR CAR
Ice in your car's radiator or engine
can cause serious damage and cost
you a lot of money for repairs.
Play safe. Protect your car with
Ford Anti-Freeze. It is rust and
corrosion resistant. It will provide
protection during the coldest
weather if used in accordance with
our Ford Radiator Protection
Chart. If you are not certain youx
car is safe, let us check the solu-
tion in your radiator now. Better
be %asfe than sorry this winter!
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
PHONE 37 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Available from Commercial News Providers"
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1948
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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 Snoes, Heel Them,
Attend Their Dyeing and
There are three national forests Save Their Soles
and four state forests in Florida.
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--AND WE CAN PROVE IT!
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be at rest, for you know that Evinrude mechanical
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TO THE EDITOR
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November 5, 1943.
Ye Ed-In the last two issues of
The Star I have read Pfc. Rogers
report on Japan after two years of
occupation. I would like to con-
gratulate him on making such a
thorough report of the country.
Since taking out a subscription
for The Star several months ago,
every time a ship comes in I dash
to the mail room for my papers. I
went to school 12 years at St. Joe
and worked for the St. Joe Paper
Company after graduating. The
Star is the only way I have of keep-
ing up with our city.
SGT. CARL A. GUILFORD,
Hq. & Hq. Sq. 5020th Wing
Adak, Aleutian Islands,
APO 980, c/o Postmaster,
Mrs. James F. Powell of Mont-
gomery, Ala., is visiting at Beacon
Hill with her parents, Chief and
Mrs. W. A. Roberts.
Visiting In North Carolina
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Lilius and
two children left Sunday for a visit
with Mr. Lilius' parents in Waynes-
ville, N. C.
Vacationing On East Coast
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Barke left
Sunday lor a week's vacation to be
spent in Jacksonville, St. Augus-
tine and Daytona Beach.
Attend Club Federation Meeting
Mrs. H. C. Brown, Mrs. J. L.
Sharit and Mrs. R. Hallman at-
tended the meeting of District 1,
Florida Federation of Woman's
Clubs held Tuesday in Panama City.
Returns From Chipley
Mrs. W. T. Thames returned
home Monday from Chipley, where
she visited for several days with'
Visitors From Texas
Dr. B. F. Roche of Waco, Texas,
and Mrs. R. F. Pray of Beaumont,
Texas, are visiting here this week
with W. C. Roche. They are sister
and brother to Mr. Roche.
It pays to advertise try it!
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3:00 p. rnr. to 5:30 p. m.
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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR
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Fee 10c Per Child
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TH ingredients your doctor
orders, of course; but also
there goes the scientific knowl-
edge and skill of-experience -of
our expert pharmacists. That's\
why you may bring prescriptions
to us with confidence.
Have your prescription com-
pounded by a Graduate Phar-
macist of an accredited
School of Pharmacy
JOHN ROBERT SMITH
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
PHONE 5 PORT ST. JOE
said as follows:
No. 1-180 for;
No. 2-146 for;
No. 3-286 for;
No. 4-2S7 for;
No. 5-218 for;
No. 6-252 for;
No. 7-191 for;
No. 8-196 for;
No. 9-186 for;
No. 10-180 for; 162 against.
No. 11-177 for; 147 against.
We haven't got the space to give
the complimentary vote on all the
candidates, as you will see we have
no room for it if you'll glance thru
this issue, but needless to say, due
to the fact that they had no oppo-
sition, they were overwhelmingly
OKEH FIRE CONTROL
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It will not be possible for the for-
est, service to initiate fire control
arrangements in all the new coun-
ties before next July. and then only
if additional state and federal
funds are made available.
The fire control plan provides
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that county commissioners ,may
spend from funds on hand or levy
a special tax to raise money to pay
operating expenses of fire protec-
tion. The state and federal govern-
ments provide watch towers, radio
systems and fire fighting equip-
The Florida Forest and Park As-
sociation, a membership organiza-
tion comprised of interested citi-
zens throughout Florida, is already
shaping plans to bring the fire con-
trol question before the voters in
the remaining 37 counties two
years from now.
Any intelligent youngster of Port
St. Joe can find many reasons why
he shouldn't mow the lawn.
Dr. Charles Reicherter
EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
Remove Carburetor. and Boil Out
Clean and Adjust Spark Plugs Adjust Points
Set Timing Check Fan Belt
(in Other Words a Complete Tuneup)
BODY AND FENDER WORK
It's a specialty with us! We have the equipment and
experience to do every kind of job, from the smallest
dents and scratches to a big wreck. We aim to please.
Call on us for an estimate.
$40. #p. .00* 0*S $ S-
TALCO LAYING MASH-100 lbs... $4.77
TALCO 20' DAIRY FEED-100 lbs. $4.10
TALCO GROWING MASH-1,0 lbs. $4.77
Dexo SHORTENING-3 lb. can ---$1.13
Heinz Fresh Cucumber Pickles-24 oz. jar 30c
Ann Page MAYONNAISE-Pint ------41c
Red Circle Coffee-1 I lb. bag 43c; 3 Ibs. $1.24
JANE PARKER FRUIT CAKE---3 lb. $2.45
It costs less than you think to cover your car with
our long-wearing, smart-looking slip covers. .
Choice of colors and materials.
FIBER MATERIAL COVERS INSTALLED
$19.50 to $24.50
PLASTIC MATERIAL COVERS INSTALLED
$25.00 to $35.00
We make these covers and guarantee a
We have the latest
STEWART-WARNER WHEEL BALANCER
We do not have to remove wheels to balance. Balance
them on your car in a jiffy for $1.00 per wheel plus
cost of weights.
We have the latest method in brake lining machines
--THE PERMA-FUSE METHOD. No rivets to scuff and
score brake drums. Guaranteed to last double the life
of ordinary brakes. They are bonded and not riveted
McGOWIN MOTOR. COMPANY
DODGE and PLYMOUTH
Day and Night Wrecker Service
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Day Telephone 129 Night Telephone 170-W
BEGINNING NOW AND LASTING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS- JANUARY 1, 1949
WE LIST FOR YOU SOME MONEY SAVING VALUES!
FRONT END SPECIAL
BRAKE RELINING SPECIAL
Reline Brakes Furnish Brake Lining
Check All Wheel Cylinders Pack 2 Front Wheels
Check Front Wheel Bearings
MOTOR TUNEUP SPECIAL
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12, 1948
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PAG EIH H TR OTS.JOGL ONY LRD FIA OEBR1,14
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
iords); minimum charge 30 cents. Addi-
rciomial insertions of same ad take lower
rate. To eliminate bookkeeping, all ads
must 'be paid for at time of first insertion.
TURKEYS-Anyone wanting tur-
keys, we have 'em! See J. L.
Suggs, Box 464, Port St. Joe. 19*
FORD-1935 Ford Tudor, motor in
good condition, $300 cash. See
Ruibin Dickey at the Quality Gro-
BOAT AND MOTOR-New 22 h. p.
Evinrude motor and 131/2 ft. Cen-
tury boat. Call 254. 11-5 2c
CONCRETE MIXER-Small conl-
crete mixer in good condition,
$100. See R. M. Spillers or W. 0.
CIRCULATING HEATER Used
one winter, $40. One 9 mm. Bel-
gian-made pistol, $45 (shells avail-
-able). See Ernest Lightfoot, Oak
BICYCLE Girls' bicycle, 20-inch
wheel, $30. See Jake Gavin, Bay-
View Heights. 11-12*
GUEST CHECKS- (100 to pad).
Large, $6 per 100 pads: 10 pads,
75c. Small, $5 per 100 pads; 10 for
60c. Also onions-kin "COPY" second
sheets, $2.25 per package of 1000
ELECTRIC RANGES-Two second
hand electric ranges in first class
condition. See Roche's. 8-20tf
TJMBER-R-R!-Have for sale four
4 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
jBDDEEDLE 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*
HELP WANTED MALE
It is well known that every per-
son has a certain degree of ambi-
tion and desire to get ahead in life.
A young man seeking employment
would hardly consider working at
any place where his chances for ad-
vancement were poor. That's why
-more and more ambitious young
,men are taking advantage of the
,opportunities offered by the new
Army and Air Force. These are
good jobs, in interesting, exciting
-work. Jobs in ordnance, signal,
medical, engineers, radio, radar,
photography, weather. These are
just a few of the jobs available for
qualified men. Steady employment
for as long as you want it and good
pay is only the beginning. Food,
clothing, shoes, shelter cost you
nothing. Retire at half pay in 20
years, at no cost to you! Call to-
day and get the facts at the U. S.
Army and U. S. Air Force Recruit-
ing Station, 210 Harrison Avenue,
Panama City, Florida. Recruiting
officer in Port St. Joe each Thurs-
(day and Friday at the postoffice.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
LARGE 5-ROOM HOUSE Spa-
cious living and dining rooms, ex-
cellent neighborhood, 75x165 cor-
ner lot, garage. This house may be
TWO-BEDROOM HOUSE on Palm
Boulevard, only $4500. This is a
good buy and you may buy equity
and assume existing mortgage. No
red tape. Immediate possession.
FOUR-BEDROOM HOUSE within
walking distance of school and
business section. This is an ideal
home for a large family.
-- FOR RENT --
FOR RENT Two-room furnished
apartment;, private bath and en-
trance. Ideal for couple.
FOR RENT Three-bedroom fur-
nished cottage at beach.
FRANK & DOT'S AGENCY
Registered Real Estate Broker
211 Reid Avenue Phone 61
house for rent. Phone 84. 12tf
ROOM FOR RENT-Nicely fur-
nished bedroom. Telephone 21
or 249-J. 11-12tf
ment for rent. Phone 66 or see
Mrs. SaAders, Chitty. 11-12*
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
FOR LONG DISTANCE MOVING
Call 94 or see Chris Martin, lo-
cal agent for VanHorn Transfer &
Storage Co. Complete estimates.
Prompt, courteous and efficient
For COMPLETE WEATHERSTRIP.
PING and Insulation Service see
R. M. S'pillers. Phone 83. P. 0. Box
683, Port St. Joe. 12-24*
It pays to advertise-try it!
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-
infig 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. Ale Visit-
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-
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
meetings" 2nd and 4th Fri-
days each month, 8:00 p. rt.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. Fennon
Talley, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
Plumbi GENERAL PLUMBING
REPAIR SEWER CLEANING and REPAIR
G. W. BRODNAX
! PHONES. 268 OR 11
Title Insurance Real Estate Loans
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
TOMLINSON ABSTRACT COMPANY, Inc.
Telephone 364 Agent: Title & Trust Company of Florida
LeHARDY'S BAR 3h
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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The regular meeting of the Girl
Scout troop was held Tuesday af-
ternoon at the parish house, and
after a discussion on scout rules
the group divided into patrols and
a bihtiness session followed. A pe-
riod of outdoor games was then
enjoyed, after which the meeting
was dismissed by Mrs. M. Craig.
At the next meeting the patrols
will deal with gardening, cooking
FOURTEENTH .I JUDICIAL CllIt l'l' OF
CIRCUIT COURT FOR GULF COUNT\.
CITY OF PORT ST..IOE,.
a Municipal Corporation,
STATE OF FLORIDA,
To the State of Florida and to the Sev-
eral Property Owners. 'Taxpayers, C itizeins
an(l Others leaving or Claiming A\n. F;,i.,
Title or Interest In P'roperty To lie .., i .,
ly Issuance of the Bonds Referred To In
This Order or To Be Afected In Any Way3
The Petition of City of Port St. Joe, a
Municipal Corporation, in the above entitled
Cause, praying that "Municipal Building
Bonds Issue of 1948" of said City of Port
St. Joe, Florida, in the total amount of
$90,000.00 to be dated July 1, 1948, and
more fully described in said Petition, be
validated and confirmed, coming on this day
to be heard, and the Court having examined
said Petition and the exhibits attached there-
to, and being fully advised in the premises;
IT IS ORDERED that notice is hereby
given to the State of Florida and to the sev-
eral property owners, taxpayers, citizens and
others having or claiming any right, title or
interest in property to be affected by is-
suance of said bonds, or to be affected in
any way thereby, and the State of Florida,
through the State Attorney of the Four-
teenth Judicial Circuit of said State. iand
all slli ch persons. be and are hereby re-
quired, to appear on the 4th day of I)eceim-
ber 194 at the hour of 10:00 o'clock A. M
CST on said day, at the Circuit Court room
in the Court House at Marianna, Jackson
County. Florida. i said Circuit and then
and there show Cause why the prayers of
said Petition should not be granted and
the said bonds in the aggregate amount of
0i0.000.00o and the proceedings relating to
the issuance thereof validated and confirmed
as therein prayed.
IT IS Fi-U 1ITH1 ORI)EREI) that the Clerk
of this Court shall cause a copy of this
Order to be published in The Star, : a weekly
newspaper &llished within said City of
Port SL. lov. ( Gulf County. Florida, once
eli t week for thiee consecutives veeki, cotl-
niencing with the first publication, which
shall not lie less than eighteen days prior
to thie aforesaid date set for said hearing.
DONE ANDI) ORD-R:EIt. in Clianbers, tt
Marianno, Jnekson C(ounty. Florida., within
said Circuit Othis October 29th, 194S.
E. C. WELCIH,
I1-.5 11-2(1 Circuit .ludge
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Advertisement for Bids
Sealed Iroposals in (Inuplicate will be re-
ie-ived it tlie office of the City Auditor sind
Clerk, Port St. .oIe, Floridia,i until: lMonday.
December 6, 1948. at 10:01 tl. Al. EST, indt
lieln itoblicli opened for:
THE CONSTRUCTION OF1 A MUIN CI
P'Al. ItllI)rN(U, l-'II HOUSE ,ANI)
.1AI. CY o- P1111T ST. JOE. FLA
llins, secifications anid contract docl-
nents lit V l )be il;spectcd at the offices of
City Auditour nd Clerk or the Architect, and
may he procured from tle Architect:
NotniIn P. i'ros.s & Associaites,
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 bidl
Must accompany each .proposal. Perform-
ance Bond and( Workmans Compensation Tn-
surance will be required.
Right is reserved to reject any or all pro-
posails. and waive technicalities. No bidder
may withdraw h;s bid for a period of thirty
(3-0) days after date set for opening
MI. P TOMLINSON,
City Auditor and Clerk.
City of Port St. Joe, Florida.
Norman P. Gross & Associates, Architect
Folkes Building. 10-29
Panama City. Florida. 11-19
NOTICE FOR DIVORCE
IN GULF CO)INTY CIRCUIT COURT,
STATE OI F.LORIDA-IN CHANCERY.
.IAMES 0. Le(CROY, Phlaintiff,
RI'llT MAII')E LUeCIOY, D)efendant.
-Nature of suit is Divorce.
On IMonida,. tlhe 13th day of DIecember,
A. 1). 1948. the defendant, Rulth Made
leCroy, is required to appear to the bill
filed against her herein.
This order to be published ontce each week
for four consecutive weeks in' The Star, a
newspaper puillished in said Gulf County,
Witness t\ hand and seal tills 4th lay
of November 1948.
.1. It. HIUNI'ER,
(SEIAL) Clerk Circuit Court.
l3 JIoblbie Smith. 1). C.
SII.AS R. STONE, 11-12
Attorney for Plaintiff. 12-3
NOTICE FOR DIVORCE
IN GULF COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT,
STATE OF IFLORI1_DA--IN CHANCERY.
CECIL .1. SKINNER, Plaintiff,
EUNIRL SKINNER, Defendant
On Monday tli 22nri da yv of November,
A. 1). 1948, the defendant, Eunirl Skinner,
is required to appear to the bill filed against
This order to be published for four con-
secutiv- weeks in The Star, a newspaper pub-
lished in said Gulf County, Florida.-
Witness iv hand and seal this 14th day
of October, 1948.
.L R I HUNTER,
(SHE.L) Clerk Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida.
CECIL ;G. COSTIN. Jr.,
Solicitor for Complainant 10-22 11-12
NOTICE FOR DIVORCE
IN GULF COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT,
STATE OF FLORIDA-IN CHANCERY.
WILLIAM P. CADY, Plaintiff,
MARY .IEANET'TE CADY, Defendant.
On Monday the 22nd day of November,
A D. 1948, the defendant, Mary Jeanette
Cady, is required to appear to the bill filed
against her herein.
This order to be published for four con-
secutive 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 Comininant 10-22 11-12
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12, 1948
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY,'FLORIDA