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VOLUME XII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1948 NUMBER 10
Junior Class Play
To Be Presented
Next Friday Night
Proceeds of Play Will Aid Class
In Taking Seniors On Trip
To Nation's Capital
"The Angell Brats," a family
comedy in three acts by Jay To-
bias, will be presented next Friday
night in the high school auditorium
by the junior class of the Port St.
Joe high school.
The cast is as follows:
'Hydrangea Iodine Jimpson, the
negro cook ..Margaret Lawrence
Epidemic Apocalypse Peters, her
"finance" ...-----Jimmy Ramsey
Ruth Alden, the Angell's door-
mat Alice Elder
Dr. Wylie Angell, a professor of
zoology .......----------...Donald Wise
Patricia "Pat" Angell, Wylie's
eldest daughter --Merita Sutton
Venetia Van Arlen, a teacher of
dramatic art -....--. Jan Wimberly
Dorothy "Dodo" Angell, Wylie's
youngest ---....--..--Montez Miller
Billy Angell, Wylie's harum-scar-
um son ---..-- Bobby Ramsey
Grandma Grimes, the young An-
gell's maternal grandmother----
-..--------- ------ Betty Brady
Azarias Peabody, Wylie's rich,
irascible uncle -Bill McFarland
Orley Van Arlen, Pat's lisping
admirer ---- -- Frank Young
Winnie Oliphant, a perfume sales-
woman ------- Joyce Sexton
Don Daggett, a college freshman
with "Patrophobia" ...Gene Chism
Twila Twitchell, a children's li-
brarian .........----- Dolores Mira
As everyone probably knows, the
junior class every year stages a
play to gain the, support of the pub-
lic in giving a banquet for the se-
nior class. This year, in place of
giving a banquet, the juniors are
planning to take the graduating
class on a trip to Washington, D.
C. This trip will be very educa-
tional and probably will be the only
opportunity that many members of
the senior class will have to see
the nation's capital-also, it will be
very expensive, therefore, the ju-
niors, more than ever before, need
the wholehearted support of the
people of our city.
"The Angell Brats" is under the
direction of Mrs. Della Mize, ju-
nior sponsor, and tickets are now
on sale at 50c for adults and 35c
for students. So buy your tickets
and help the graduates on their way
,to Washington--but not as mem-
bers of congress, thank heaven!
Sharks Run Rings Around
Blountstown for 88-0 Score
Wednesday night of last week
the, St. Joe Sharks ran up one of
the largest scores recorded in the
state this season-when they met
the Blountstown Tigers at Centen-
nial Field and defeated them 88-0.
Space does not permit a play-by-
play description, but touchdowns
were scored by Charles Whitehead
(4), Buster Owens (5), Phil Chat-
ham 2), and one each by Tommy
Simpson and Bill Fleming. Owens
accounted for 10 extra points.
Whitehead, Fleming and Owens
were -outstanding in the backfield,
with Whitehead turning in a spec-
tacular 90-yard run, while Luther
Parrott, Henry Collier, Bill McFar-
land and Charles Wilson starred
on the line.
The Sharks gained 915 yards by
rushing and 40 on two out of three
attempted passes, made eight first
downs and were penalized 10 yards.
The Tigers chalked up 134 yards
by rushing and 23 passing, made
four first downs and completed but
three of 11 attempted passes.
Hunters Express Early Response
Appreciation To In Xmas Seal Sale
Friends In County Very Gratifying
Former Clerk of Court and Wife
Write From New Home In
Kalamazoo, Mich. Window Display By Boy Scout
Troop Is Attracting Much
The editor of The Star this week Favorable Comment
received the following letter from
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hunter, now lo- The first nine days of the 1948
cated in their new home at Kala- Christmas Seal sale in Gulf county,
mazoo, Mich., with the request it which opened November 22 under
be published in order that every- sponsorship of the Gulf County Tu-
one in Gulf county might know how berculosis Association. brought a
the Hunters feel about their many total of $174,
friends: ^^ according to a
To Our Gulf County Friends: report yester-
Leaving Gulf county and our life- day by Harry-
,long friends, to make our future day by Harry
home here, has been no easy mat- Saunders, seal
ter it was made necessary by sale chairman.
physical infirmities. '.. "With t his
No better people exist than our F TTI early response
Gulf county friends, and none will lsts of county resl-
ever be forgotten by us. We cannot o county resi-
be perfectly happy -when so far dents," he-commented, "we feel the
from you, and we trust that each 1948 seal sale is off to a good start.
of you will realize this when thifin- We have a long way to go before
ing of us in the years to come.
To the Woman's Club of Wewa- our quota is reached, of course, but
hitchka we wish to express our sin- we are confident of the interest
cere appreciation for the wonderful and support of people in the com-
party they made possible for us on unity which will be necessary to
November 10, and for the lovely
and useful gifts provided by them. help us realize it.
This get-together gave us an oppor- "This interest has been proved
tunity to see many of our sincere by the fact that our Boy Scouts,
(Continued on Page 3) under the direction of Scoutmaster
J. T. Simpson, have made a very
Body of Bishop Found attractive window display in the
window of the Florida Power Corn-
After Nine-Day Search pany's office. In this display they
have used posters, letters bearing
Discovered Saturday at Mouth of the 1948 seal, and the double-barred
Bearman Creek cross. We would like to express
our appreciation to the Scouts for
A nine-day hunt tor Merle Bishop, their co-operation, and we feel con-
34, of Panama City, ended Satur- fident that this window display will
day afternoon when his body was boost the seal sale in Gulf county
found floating near the mouth of tremendously."
Bearman Creek, a mile or more be- The Boy Scouts have done their
low the Southern Kraft landing on part in making this year's Christ-
the Brothers River. mas Seal sale a success. Will you
Bishop, with two other Southern be a good scout and do your part
Kraft employes, was en route to by buying and using Christmas
tfh cnam +he ni ht of November Seals?
19 and, alone in his boat, had told
his companions to go on to camp
and that he would follow shortly.
When he failed to arrive by dawn
Saturday, searching parties were
organized and Bishop's empty boat
Funeral services were held Sun-
day in Panama City, with inter-
ment in Parker cemetery.
Returns Home From Hospital
Mrs. Andrew Martin and daugh-
ters, Mrs. Willie Ola Upshaw and
Stetson Pridgeon motored to Pen-
sacola Saturday to bring home An-
drew Martin who had .been in a
hospital in that city for a number
of weeks. We are glad to report
that he is able to be up and around
with the aid of crutches.
To Undergo Operation
Mrs. J. C. Culpepper left Tues-
day for Warm Springs, Ga., where
her daughter, Mary Agnes, is un-
dergoing treatment. Mary Agnes
yesterday underwent an operation
for transplanting a muscle into her
leg. Mrs. Culpepper expects to re-
turn home next week.
Returns To Illinois
Curtis Evans left Wednesday for
Woodriver, Ill., where he will join
the crew of the Grover Tank Cor-
poration, with whom he is em-
Enjoy Visit In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Smith re-
turned home Sunday after a five-
day visit with Mr. and Mrs. R. F..
Coody and family at their farm
near Eastman, Ga.
Bank To Mail Out
Xmas Club Checks
Christmas Club checks totaling
about $3000 will be mailed next
week by the Florida Bank at Port
St. Joe to its members.
The checks will certainly come
in handy at this time of the year to
those who had the foresight to
start and to keep up the, weekly
payments. The amount being dis-
tributed should be also of consid-
erable benefit to merchants.
Considering the fact that the
club was late in getting started
and also that this was the first
year the bank operated a club, they
feel quite pleased with the results.
There will be another club started
immediately for 1949, as announced
elsewhere in this issue of The Star.
Stamps Quartet To Be
Heard Tomorrow Night
A treat is in store for everyone
in Port St. Joe and neighboring
communities tomorrow night when
the famous Stamps Quartet from
Radio Station KRLD, Dallas, Texas,
appears at the high school auditor-
ium under auspices of the Port St.
Joe Kiwanis Club as part of a cam-
paign by the local civic body to
raise fund's to purchase a hearing
aid for an underprivileged child of
The performance starts at 7:30
and admission will be 50c and 25c.
Everyone is urged to attend, enjoy
an evening of good singing and as-
sist in a worthy cause.
P.-T. A. Sponsoring
Lecture Course On
Problems of Family
Two Discussion Will Be Held Next
Week On. Family Problems By
Well Known Professor
Prof. Edwin R. Hartz of Florida
State University, Tallahassee, who
in the spring conducted in this city
a course on "Marriage and Family
Relations," is being returned by
This "follow-up" course, spon-
sored by the Port St. Joe Parent-
Teacher Association, will be held
in the school auditorium Thursday
evening, December 9, at 8 o'clock,
and the time and place of the sec-
ond session, scheduled for Friday,
will be announced at that time.
Professor Hartz has devoted a
great deal of time to the study of
successful marriage and is well
qualified to conduct a school of
this kind. It is hoped that many
will avail themselves of the oppor-
tunity of hearing him on a subject
that is of vital importance to every-
Sharks Meet Altha
In Benefit Grid Game
Play At Centennial Field Tonight
For Moose Christmas Fund
What promises to be one of the
best football games of the season
will be played tonight under the
lights at Centennial Field when thE
St. Joe Sharks meet the Altha high
school gridsters in a benefit game,
proceeds of which will go to the
Christmas basket fund of the local
Moose lodge. The game is called
for 8 o'clock, and admission will
be $1 for adults and 50c for stu-
dents and children.
The Altha team was runner-up to
Bristol in the Chattahoochee Val-
ley Conference and is highly
touted as a fighting aggregation.,
while the Sharks have been going
great guns in their past few games,
all of which points to a hard-fought
battle which should keep the fans
on the edges of their seats.
Hot dogs and soft drinks will be
available at the refreshment stand.
GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM
WILL PRACTICE TUESDAY
The girls' basketball team which
has been entered in the Apalachi-
cola Valley Conference will meet
in the Centennial Auditorium at
7f30 next Tuesday night for a
practice game. The team is being
sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.
Any young ladies, single or mar-
ried, interested in playing, are re-
quested to be on hand Tuesday eve-
ning or contact Mrs. R. -D. Prows,
Called Here By Father's Illness
.Jeff Plair of Troy, Ala., and Mr.
and Mrs. James Plair and daughter
Delores of Cantonment, Fla., were
called here Saturday to be at the
.bedside of J. W. Plair, who under-
went an appendectomy Saturday at
the municipal hospital.
Spend Thanksgiving In Sumatra
Mr. and Mrs. John Sowers spent
the Thanksgiving holiday in Su-
matra with the latter's mother,
Mrs. Lilly Howell.
Visits Mother and Sister,
Mrs. Ruth Sadler of Tampa was
the guest last week-end of her
mother, Mrs. L. C. Wise, and sis-
ter, Mrs. Milton Chafin.
Injured As Costin
Costin Family Jumps In Canal
As Boat Goes Up In Flames
After Thanksgiving Trip
George Wimberly was taken to
the municipal hospital Wednesday
morning as the result of burns and
injuries received Thanksgiving Day
when the 32-foot Christ-Craft yacht
belonging to Cecil Costin exploded
and burned while preparing to tie
up at D. B. Lay's boat house on the
Mr. and Mrs. Costin and sons,
Jimmy, Cecil Jr., daughter Sara Jo,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McClellan,
Miss prline McClellan and Mr. and
Mrs. Mel Magidson and son M.el Jr.,
left at noon Thanksgiving Day on
the boat for a fishing trip to Indian
Bayou, off Lake Wimico. As they
were returning home they had en-
gine trouble, and Cecil Jr., and Mr.
Magidson came to St. Joe in a
small boat carried by the yacht to
get Mr. Wimberly to come and re-
pair the engine.
After Wimberly had been taken
to the stranded craft and got the
engine running, the party started
back to White City where all pas-
sengers got off except Mr. and Mrs.
Costin, Jimmy, Sara Jo and Mr.
Wimberly, these five continuing on
to the boat house of D. B. Lay fur-
ther down the canal. The time was
about 1 a. m. Friday.
As the boat neared,-the dock, a
terrific explosion occurred, prob-
ably from. gas fumes in the bilge,
and this was followed by a second
explosion which enveloped the boat
in flames. Wimberly was sitting
on the engine house at the time
and suffered severe burns and a
bad bruise on the chest. He jumped
into the water and then climbed
back aboard in an effort to ex-
tinguish the flames.
Mrs. Costin and Jimmy were in
the cabin and it was necessary for
them to break the hatch in order
to escape from the flaming craft.
Mr. Costin and Sara Jo jumped into
the water, swam around to the
front end of the boat and pushed it
to the bank, where Mrs. Costin and
her son could get off easily.
The boat, valued at $5000, was a
total loss, as were five guns, fish-
ing tackle and personal belongings.
No insurance was carried.
Toy Matinee At Port
Theater December 11
Working for the benefit of the
Moose Lodge's Christmas basket
fund, Manager Norris McCollum of
the Port Theater will stage a spe-
cial toy matinee at 10:30 a. m. Sat-
urday, December 11. The picture
will be "The Bullfighters," starring
the comedy team of Laurel and
All children of the area are in-
vited to attend this show, admis-
sion to which will be one can of
food or a toy.
Visit In Macon
Mrs. B. H. Smith and Miss Sara
Brinson left Sunday morning for
Macon, Ga., where they visited Er-
nest Smith, returning home Mon-
Von L. Alams of Cantonment vis-
ited here Sunday with the J. W.
Woman's Club Enjoys
The Port St. Joe Woman's Club
met in the club rooms Wednesday
afternoon for its regular meeting,
with Mrs. Ralph Swatts, program
chairman, in charge of the Christ-
Mrs. Swatts introduced Mrs. A.
S. Chason, guest speaker, who gave
an interesting talk on "Christian
Youth and America's Future."
Mrs. Nobie Stone was in charge
of the music and presented a quar-
1et composed of the Misses Joyce
'Sexton, Jan Wimberly, Betty Otto
Anderson and Sara Nell Cleinents,.
who sang "Silent Night.' After
singing the carol they.hummed, it
softly while Miss Barbara Boyles,
in an impressive manner, read the
Christmas Story from. the Bible.
Miss Lenorh Brown then sang "0,
Holy Night" and Miss Merita Sut-
ton, at the piano, rendered "Leiber-
A .silver offering was taken for
the. children's home, after which
refreshments were served by tlfe
hostesses, Mrs. Roy Gibson, Mrs.
B. H. Dickens, Mrs. M. H. Elder,
Mrs. Sal Cuchihari and Mrs. P. A.
EXECUTIVE MEETING OF
GARDEN CLUB IS HELD
An executive meeting of the Port
St. Joe Garden Club was held Tues-
day evening at the home of the
president, Mrs. H. C. Brown, with
the following present: Mrs. J. La-
mar Miller, vice-president; Mrs.
Massey Ward, treasurer; Mrs. G.
F. Lawrence, Mrs. H. A. Campbell,
Mrs. R. C. Hallman, Mrs. Dan J.
Brooks and Mrs. B. W. Eells Jr.,
Mrs. E. P. Lapyrouse was ap-
pointed secretary at this time, re-
placing Mrs. J. R. Smith, who is
unable to act in this capacity. 'A
committee was also named, com-
posed of Mrs. J. L. Sharit, Mrs. G.
H. Wimberly and Mrs. J. R. Smith,
to look into the matter of planting
climbing roses in the city park on
It was also voted at this time to
give a $5 prize for the most attrac-
tive outdoor Christmas decorations,
the award to be made by four im-
partial judges to be named at a-la-
Spring plans were outlined and
Mrs. Alto Adams of Tallahassee
and Mrs. V. V. Moore of Panama
City will be extended invitations
to speak before the local club. It
was also announced that the St.
Joe club has been invited by the
Tallahassee Garden Club to at-
tend their meeting next week.
BUSINESS WOMAN'S CIRCLE
ENJOYS UNIQUE PROGRAM
The Business Woman's Circle of
the Baptist Church met Monday
evening for the foreign mission
week of prayer program and Lot-
tie Moon Christmas offering.
The unique program, the theme
of Which was "God's Song of Love,"
was presented-in playlet fashion,
with Miss Mildred Watkins in
charge. Stirring appeals from the
'Orient, Latin America, the Near
East, Africa and Europe, challeng-
ing us to open doors of service,
were folowed by a chain of pray-
ers. The special offering for world-
wide missions was generous.
Following the program, delicious
refreshments of chicken salad and
coffee were served by Miss Alma
Visitor From Tampa
Mrs. Rockie Ford of Tampa vis-
ited here during the Thanksgiving
season with Mrs. D. B. Lay and
Mrs. M. P. Tomlinson.
Football Queen Crowned
At Homecoming Game
Homecoming Day of the Port St.
Joe high school was observed in a
big way Wednesday of last week
with the Sharks defeating Blounts-
town 88-0 on the gridiron, one of
the highest scores run up in the
state during the season, ai4d the
crowning of the "Football Queen."
Crowning of the queen, Memorie
Porter, by the' two honorary co-
captains of the football squad, Bus-
ter Owens aid ,Charles Whitehead,
took place at the half an'd was a
gay and colorful affair.
When Miss Porter, wearing a
long white evening cape trimmed
in the school colors of purple and
gold and having an Elizabethian
collar of gold ornamented' with:
rhinestones, seated on her royal
throne which "rested upon a bright-
ly'decorated purple and gold flOat,
was taken to the center of the
field, forty Pep 'Club members.
marched on to the field to form a
semicircle around the throne.
Freddie Owens, Shark mascot,
acting as crown-bearer, proceeded
Charles and Buster to the throne.
Walnuts, 1 Ib.--41c
Brazil Nuts, 1 lb. 39c
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
Potatoes, 10 lb. 41c
Apples, 3 lbs. -29c
Apples, 2 lbs._-33c
LAYING MASH-100 lbs._- 467
SCRATCH FEED-100 Ibs._- 2419
20 Pct. DAIRY FEED-100 lbs. $410
JANE PARKER FRUIT CAKE
3 Pounds $2.45 5 Pounds $3.85
Ann Page CATSUP, 14 Oz. --.------- 20c
lona CUT BEETS, 2 No. 2 Cns-_ ------27c
Ann Page MAYONNAISE, Pint------ 41c
lona TOMATOES, 2 No. 2 Cans---- _--29c
Ann Page TOMATO SOUP, 3 10-oz. Cans 27c
Ann Page GRAPE JAM, 1 Ilb. Jar -- 23c
EIGHT O'CLOCK COFFEE
1 Pound Bag 40c 3 Pound Bag $1.15
PORT ST. JOE
After Miss Porter was crowned,
she was presented by the Pep Club
with an arm bouquet of huge yel-
low chrysanthemums tied with a
purple glass ribbon. The lights
were then turned off and fuchia-
colored flares were set off by each
of the girls in the circle. Brilliant
sparklers held by the cheer leaders
formed a wheel design on either
side, while vari-colored rockets
were shot into the air, creating a
most vivd scene.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Colde-
wey of this city are the proud par-
ents of a daughter, born Saturday.
November 2. Father doing nicely.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Tucker
of Highland View announce the ar-
rival of a son, George W. Jr., on
Wednesday, December 1.
Mr. and Mrs. John -Dallas Weeks
of this city announce the birth of a
son on Wednesday, 'December 1.
(All births occurred .at the Port St.
* Joe Municial, H1-bsital) ,
,' L ,
Visit In M'ontgomery .
*.Mr-, and Mrs.. Ian iooks 'and
children recently, -.isied with Mrs.
,Brooks-parents; Mr. and.Mrs. W. L.
Horn, in Montgomery, Ala. They
also went to Columbus, Ga., to-at-
tend the Ringling Brothers & Bar-
num and Bailey Circus.
(Additional Society on Page 8)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4
FEATURE NO. 1 --
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NEWS and 'PACEMAKER'
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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8
and sa hora Trigger
AIDN R.S-. -- Plus -
MCs "SCREEN SNAPSHOTS" and
- FEATURE NO. 2 Chapter 9 of Serial
iRolanWters G-Men Never Forget
1-C N THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Plus December 9 and 10
Chapter 5 of Serial o
angers of the Canadian C cyTECH O
Caai nn f MORGAN I N -ck S
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5
THE STREET WITH /
CARTOON and MUSICAL
-- Plus -
The Port Theater Is
In Hot Weather Or In
THIS CHRISTMAS GIVE
S"BOOKS OF HAPPINESS"
(Theatre Coupon Books) Now On Sale At Our Box Office
SFLORIDABANK AT PORT ST. JOE
A Martin Theatre Port St. Joe, Fla.
* THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS'- SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
LAST TIMES FRIDAY MONDAY and TUESDAY
4 sDecember 6 and 7
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1949
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
A f OU R i
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GUL-F COUNTY, FLORIDA
Gov. Caldwell Delays
Funds On Two Projects
Refuses To Release Money Until
Warren Takes Office
Release of nearly $2,000,000 for
a tuberculosis hospital and deaf
and blind school construction has
been held up by Governor Caldwell
for consideration by his successor.
With Governor-elect Fuller War-
ren sitting beside him at a cabinet
meeting last week. the governor in-
sisted that no action be taken on
the projects until after the office
changed hands on January 4.
The tuberculosis board, which al-
ready has $800,000 of a $2,500,000
legislative appropriation for con-
struction of a new sanatorium at
Lantana, asked for the rest. The
federal government will put up $1,-
The budget commission also de-
clined to release $227,000 from sec-
ond priority building funds to con-
struct a new library and negro
boys' dormitory at the school for
deaf and blind at St. Augustine.
"There's no argument about the
need," said Caldwell, "but we might
as well %leave this until after the
first of the year." The cabinet au-
thorized advertising for contrac-
tors' bids with the provision that
no contract be awarded until after
Warren becomes governor.
Warren made no comment on the
(Continued from page 1)
friends before leaving that could
not otherwise have been possible.
To our good friend C. F. Hanlon
we are deeply grateful for the "life
subscription" to The Breeze. Each
issue will be like a letter from
home and will be one of the main
sources of continuous and regular
contacts with our friends.
We want you to know that we
are happy in the knowledge that
we have lived with you these many
years, that our lives have been so
intermingled that our mutual friend-
ships are'too great for words to ex-
press, that you have been so loyal
to us these many, many years is a
constant reminder of just how close
we have lived with and among you.
and for all of this-and a thousand
times more-we are grateful and
happy. Remember us as your life-
time friends and remember, too,
that we shall be constantly re-
minded of you, day in and day out,
so long as we shall live.
We hope that you will let us hear
from you from time to time. And
now to each of you, may God-'s rich-
est blessing be yours throughout a
long, happy and prosperous life.
LULA and JOE HUNTER.
1216 Franklin Circle.
Kalamazob 26, Michigan.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to acknowledge the kind
expressions of sympathy and lovely
floral offerings from our many
friends who were so helpful during
our recent bereavement in the
death and burial of our son, Jim Jr.
Our heartfelt gratitude to the or-
ganizations and W. P. Comforter
for their patriotic services.
.. T Jim Daniels F.iiny .
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 Hardw.are.& Supply
McCoy's 5 & 10 Store
McCoy's Food Store
McCey'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. ..
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Friday, December 3, 1948
DEAR SHOPPERS This month "The Tattler" yields to the
Christmas Spirit that calls for more ACTION and less words
This month will be the biggest and best ever for Boyles Depart-
ment Store. Tables, counters and shelves are full of something
to make everybody happy at Christmas time the entire store
force is full of ChristmasSpirit. We invite you to come in smil-
ing and we pledge our very best efforts to kebp you smiling. We
urge you to start your shopping early take your time .
relax and revel in the style, quality and variety of our gift items.
Do not hesitate to call on us for any service you may desire. We
shall not be satisfied until we make our contribution towards the
best Christmas you ever had. We look forward with pleasure to
the opportunity to serve you courtedusly, pleasantly and effici-
ently. .Let us have your suggestions, comments, criticisms and
compliments. We pledge again our best efforts in making this
the most joyful and economical Christmas you've ever had.
Yours With the Old Time Christmas Spirit,
R. GLENN BOYLES.
Port St. Joe, Florida
- CHRISTMAS ACTION!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1948
PAGE FOUR THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3,1948
Published Every Friday at 306 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Fla., by The Star Publishing Co.
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1987, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla.,. under Actf of March S, 187.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
One Year....... $2.00 Six Months....... 0 .2.9
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of eiror or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not ho'd themselves liable for
damage further than amount received or such advertisement.
The spoken w-ord is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed .word thoroughly .convinces. The spoken word
ts lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
REAL CHRISTMAS JOY
As Christmas' approaches each of us would
like to feel that we have done something to add
to another's happiness at this season.
The joy that Christmas normally brings is not
complete unless we have that inner satisfaction
that comes with knowing we have made a con-
tribution to the welfare of others, that we have
overlooked no little thing that might make this
Christmas a better Christmas. --. *.-
Each person may know of some special thing
bg aan do to make /Christmas happier for an-
other. But, regardless of what we milay do for in-
dividuals, there is one thing all'of us can do for
everyone in the community, including ourselves.
* We can all buy and use Christmas Seals.
Christmas Seals have become an American
tradition, because they are a symbol of an inm-
portant piece of work that has been carried on
in this,country for forty-odd years.
That work "is the nationwide campaign against
tuberculosis inaugurated in 1904 by the Na-
tional Tuberculosis Association and continued
without interruption by the association and its
increasing number of affiliates. One of these af-
filiates is the Gulf County Tuberculosis Associa-
tion which, in close co-operation with the health
department-#s waging an effective battle to
eradicate .tuberculosis in Gulf county.
The association depends entirely upon the
annual sale of Christmas Seals to finance its
projects. Those of us who buy and use Christmas
Seals will have the satisfaction of knowing, when
Christmas Day dawns, that we have made a con-
tribution to the welfare of the community in
which we live.
There's one thing you can say for Commun-
ism-life would be simple. There would be no
arguments about wages, taxes, profits, food or
interest. Only thing you'd have to worry about
would be to get enough to eat and sufficient
clothing to cover your nakedness.
Whenever you need advice just remember that
anybody can tell you what you ought to do un-
der any given circumstance.
10 YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Stage Set For Centennial
Last-minute activities, keep mem-
bers of the Centennial commission
and their aides as busy as the pro-
verbial one-armed paper hanger
with the hives preparing for open-
ing of the Centennial Celebration
next Wednesday, December 7. The
Centennial Auditorium, race track
and stables, huts on the trap shoot-
ing field, the open-air stage and
several booths from which food will
be dispensed are ready for service,
thus confusing the pessimists who
have predicted that nothing would
be in readiness for the big affair.
During the four-day celebration mu-
sic will be provided by. the St." Joe
high school band, the band from
the Florida State. Hospital at Chat-
tahoochee, high school bands from
Fuller Warren, who is heading for the gover-
nor's chair with vigor and determination, has
served a timely warning on the livestock owners
of the state.
The governor-to-be is a West Florida "cracker
boy" who knows the language of the country
folks who have cattle which stray at large and
frequent the highways. Big city politicians, when
running for state office, have rarely if ever dared
to come out openly for a statewide stock fencing
law, but Warren dared to do it, and succeeded.
Successful in his race, he now is confident that
the next legislature will pass such a law, and that
it will be effective before the end of 1949. So
Mr. Warren has put stock owners on notice that
they had better start putting their cattle and
other livestock under fence.
By coincidence, a serious automobile accident
occurred in Duval county because of a cow
within 24 hours after Mr. Warren's warning to
stock raisers. Fortunately the driver was not
badly hurt. But other cattle have caused fatal
accidents, and the sooner they are off the high-
ways the better.
And when Fuller Warren steps in as governor,
the cows will be on the way out.-The Jackson-
WE MAY EXPECT FEWER FOREST FIRES
While newspapers have been carrying stories
of devastating woods fires in California, and the
U. S. Forest Service has been making a new and
stronger appeal to the states to '"keep America
green," Florida experiences a sense of satisfac-
tion from the fact that its record of forest fires in
the last year has been nearly 90,000 acres under
the average for the five preceding years.
That the people of Gulf county have become
.aware of the need to avert forest destruction is
shown by their action in the recent election when
they overwhelmingly approved county-wide fire
control. They realize that protection against for-
est destruction means more than preservation of
live timber and raw material. It is protection
against loss of wages by the many men em-
ployed in the lumber industry and the paper
mill, and, of business profits and recreational fa-
PRIVACY IS DESIRABLE
Under the present law, the state bureau of vi-
tal statistics must give whoever asks for it a com-
plete birth record on any individual, which
means that the records are open to any busybody
who cares to make an .inquiry. And while most
inquiries undoubtedly are legitimate, we can be
sure that a number of them are from persons of
an inquisitive nature seeking to find out some-
thing about their neighbors or friends.
And so we are heartily in-favor of the proposal
by the state bureau-to seek passage of legislation
which will keep the idle curious away from
birth certificate files, and this should appeal to
all who would like to safeguard their own pri-
vacy and who have a decent regard for the pri-
vacy of others-
DeFuniak- Springs, Chipley and
Panama City and the colored band
from the A. & M. College at Tal-
lahassee. A parade with historical,
allegorical and commercial floats,_
fireworks each night, .dancing, spe-
cial floor shows, speeches, horse
racing, band concerts, a football
game, carnival and many other in-
teresting events should make this
one of the most outstanding cele-
brations ever held in Northwest
Florida in many years.
Locomotive Expected To Arrive'
A replica of one of the three
Baldwin locomotives used on the
St. Joseph & Iola Railroad back in
1831-38 is expected, to arrive today
from Archer, Fla., where it was
constructed in the shops of the
Maddox Machine Works from an
old drawing. It will be a feature of
the Centennial Celebration.
Expect To Start New P. 0. Building
It is announced bymembers of
the building coniittee of the Ma-
sonic .lodge that work of moving
the present building occupied by
the postoffice will begin Monday
and that at the same time material
for construction of the new postof-
fice.building and Masonic hall'will
be on the ground.
Party Honors Alia Mae Darcey
Alla Mae Darcey was honored
with: a surprise party Tuesday eve-
ning at the home of her parents,
.Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Darcey, cele-
brating her 17th birthday. Present
were the Misses Betty Marks, Dor-
othy Crockett,- Kathleen Saunders.
Elizabeth Bowman, Myrtle WVhit-
aker, Marigene Smith, Betty Dar-
cey, Dorothy Bowman, Dorothy
Trawick, Elaine Gore and LMlian
Chandler, Ausley Stoutamire, Dick
Stepp, Winston Jones and Jesse
Club To Sponsor Cage Team
The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club
has voted to sponsor a girls basket-
ball team this winter in the Ap-
alachicola Valley Conference.
Se--nd The St-- to a friei.
*"Send The Star to a friefit.
TO THE EDITOR
Editor The Star,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
Dear Sir-We are very happy
that the voters of Gulf county saw
fit to approve county fire control
in connection with the general elec-
tion held November 2. We know
that a great many citizens worked
wholeheartedly to put the vote over
and we know that The Star was
generous in giving spade. Without
the support of the newspapers, it
is very doubtful if the result ob-
tained could have been had.
As a citizens organization work-
ing in tlhe interest of state-wide
forest protection and management,
we want to commend the voters of
Gulf county for their progressive
action and express our appreciation
..to you and to those citizens who
provided the local leadership and
made it possible.
The association believes that the
county referendum approach to
state protection will result in ef-
fective fire control in the shortest
possible time and be the most eco-
Again thanking you of the news-
paper fraternity for your import-
ant contribution to the forestry
gains just registered, we are
FLORIDA FOREST AND
William F. Jacobs,
One tree can make a million
matches-one match can destroy a
million trees, .
NOTICE OF FILING PETITION FOR
FINAL DISCHARGE OF
IN TIlE C lOUNT Y JUI)GE'S COURT, (CL'LF
COl XTY, FLORIDA. IN PROBATE.
In re: Estate of HORACIXE W. SOLE,
Notice is hereby given that I have filed
my final returns as administrator of the es-
tate, of Horace WV. Soule, deceased; that I
have filed my petition for distribution ald
for final discharge and that on December
20th, 1948, 1 will apply to tile Honorable
J. E. Pridgeon, County Judge of Gulf County
for approval of said final returns, for an or-
der of distribution and for order of final
discharge as administrator of the estate of
Horace WI. Soule, deceased.
This ltth day of. November 1948
C. L COSTING,
CECIL G. COSTIN, Jr. Administrator.
Attorney for Administrator. 11-19 12-10
We can remember, not. too long
ago, when nearly everybody was
looking for work. Now try to get
someone to do some work for you!
Looking for advice and guidance
about your future? The best person
to ask for such guidance is one
qualified by training and experi-
ence to give you the best' informa-
tion. You'll find that person in your
U. S. Army and U. S. Air Force re-
cruiting station. Like all competent
executives, this counsellor knows
his job. His duties are to guide am-
bitious young men to a career with
promise-a career in the new Army
or Air Force. Learn from this man
why the new Army and Air Force
offers young men more today than
ever before. More security em-
ployment for as long as you want
it. Visit the U. S. Army and U. S.
Air Force Recruiting Station at 210
Harrison rAvenue, Panama City,
Fla. Recruiting officer at Postof-
fice in Port St. Joe each Thursday
We have a limited
number of select
These are exceptionally
fine cards and we are
selling them at
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Syndicated Content -"
Available from Commercial News Providers"
of lots 50x140 feet, approximate size. AH 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-
mium price. Better buy a place now in this choice
subdivision. Terms can be arranged if desired.
C. F. HANLON, Owner
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1948
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, .DECEMBER 3, 1948 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLuRIDA PAGE FIVE
Poetry Published Under This
Heading At 5 Cents Per Line
MY NEIGHBORS AND ME
My neighbors and me are just or-
Who loveto to il and work the soil.
Springtime, summer or autumn,
We love the beauty of a sunny
After a shower of rain,
A crisp, frosty morning, when the
flowers are in bloom,
We love seeing them lift their faces
in regal splendor
Toward the sun.
We love the things that are a sym-
bol of the living,
Producing life, food and scenic
beauty for mankind.
Some of the things we love most
Are the little inconsequential
things that make up life,
Like Nature's beauty and wonder
Nature in the raw and real
My neighbors and me don't have to
be a part of Park Avenue,
Or have to go strolling down Fifth
For a thrill out of life;
Or need we spend our vacation, in
Or on the famous Riviera.
We don't idly and wistfully wish for
the things that might have been.
Just to get up in the morning and.
hear a neighbor say:
"Come over and see Bell's black
"And my brooder of little golden
"Oh,. yes, sure Nellie has a litter of
"And what do you know-
"Princess has the cutest colt."
Oh, yes, these .are the 'simple things
in life we're grateful for-
The little things to share that make
So you see, my friends of the cos.
Strange as.it may seem,
Life can be beautiful .
For my neighbors and me.
-Mrs. Carl Stevens, White City.
Committee Members Named
Mrs. Byron W. Eells, chairman of
the membership committee of the
St. Joe Garden Club, has named
Mrs. Walter Johnson as her assist-
ant; Mrs. Dan Brooks, chairman of
the program and hospitality com-
mittee, has named Mrs. B. W. Eells
Jr., and Mrs. Tom Mitchell to her
committee, and Mrs. R. A. Cooper,
temporary publicity chairman, has
named Mrs. C. B. Phillips and Mrs.
G. F. Lawrence as co-chairmen for
To 4Attend Football Game
Miss Virginia' Pridgeon expects
to leave tonight for Birmingham
for the week-end, to attend the Au-
burn-University of Alabama foot-
Spend Thanksgiving Here
Mrs: Charles Doyle and Miss' Eva
Doyle of Apalachicola were guests
on Thanksgiving Day of Mr. and
Mrs. Chester Edwards.
Trouble with many people is that
they worry too much about the sins
of mankind and too little about
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,
doily shoe changes.
THE LEADER SHOE
We Doctor Shoes, Heel Them,
Attend Their Dyeing and
Save Their Soles
Annual Scout Dinner
Held In Panama City
The annual dinner meeting of
the Bay-Gulf district committee,
Boy Scouts of America, was held
last evening at the Dixie Sherman
ballroom, Panama City, with sev-
eral scout leaders and friends of
scouting from this city attending.
Roy Beall of Marianna, who has
attained much recogniiton as an in-
formative and entertaining speaker,
gave the principal talk. Col. W. B.
Merrill also spoke to the group.
The dinner had for its :theme the
appreciation due volunteer scout
leaders who head up the various
units in Gulf and Bay counties.
Leaders of the Boy Scout, Cub
Scout and senior units and their
husbands and wives were recog-
nized at the meeting, as were mem-
bers of the district committee.
Kiwanians See War Bond Film
At the regular meeting of the Ki-
wanis Club Wednesday of last
week; a treasury department film
on the subject of war bonds was
shoan by Norris McCollum and A.
P. Wakefield. The film, "America's
Potentials," proved very interest-
ing to the club members.
DODGE and PLYMOUTH
Day and Night Wrecker Service
The Low Down
Editor The Starr:
This here assay ain't gonna touch
on eny alibi-not havin' stuck out
my nek like you did or havin' posed
as a know-all, so I ain't got nothing'
to explain 'bout how the other guy
won. So I'm goin' to expound about
one thing that I seed as good about
the recent Big Show. It puts the
South out there with a ticket of
its own. And frum now on those
folks will inebbe step out in frunt
and be the drum majer vs. playing'
In spite of whut a lot of people
say, us down-southers is nice folks
-we'uns is goin' ahead by leeps
and bounds, with factories, schools,
etc. Lookin' down on the South as
back'ard, pardner, there's the guy
who's back'ard-the looker-downer.
If I wuz way up in politics, I'd
sure edge over there to that idee
of the South that the state savvies
more about running' its own local
affairs than does Uncle Sambo up
there far away on the Potomac,
dippin' in as a jack-of-all-trades
'cross the land from Boston to
Seattle and cross-wise.
The main threat hangin' over
this here fair U S-A is a misty af-
fair to some uv them northerners
-it's socialism via big govt.-but
,in the South us people bin used to
sniffin' out coon and possum in the
middle of the nite, so sniffin' out
socialism and treein' same cums
easy to us. Back'ard-the South-
Yours with the low down,
America's First Circus
First'circus in America was start-
ed at Boston in 1720. One lion was
the feature attraction. It was not
until 1796 that an elephant was
added to the circus.
It pays to advertise -- try it!
SILAS R. STONE,
Attorney for Plaintiff.
J. R. HUNTER,
Clerk Circuit Court.
Bobbie Smith, D. C.
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e We Now Serve
S ST. JOE BAR
* PHONE 114 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
0 *,e 0 ; 0 o$&$ 600 e e0 0 0 o *$ o 4& o,4*0#-- 4.
BEGINNING NOW AND LASTING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS JANUARY 1, 1949
WE LIST FOR YOU SOME MONEY SAVING VALUES!
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
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
FRONT END SPECIAL
S ALL THIS $95
BRAKE RELINING SPECIAL
ALL THIS $10 85
Adjust Front Wheel Bearings
Adjust Steering Gear
Adjust King Pin Inclination
Adjust Steering Geometry
Furnish Brake Lining
Check All Wheel Cylinders Pack 2 Front Wheels
Check Front Wheel Bearings
MO TOR TRUNEUP SPECIAL
Remove Carburetor and Boil Out
Clean and Adjust Spark Plugs Adjust Points
Set Timing Check Fan Belt
(In Other Words a Complete Tune-up)
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.
McGOWIN MOTOR COMPANY
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Day Telephone 129 Night Telephone .170-W
NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to(
Chapter 20953, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1941, the undersigned persons intend to
register with the Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Gulf County, Florida, four weeks after
the first publication of this notice, the fic-
titious or trade name under which they will
be engaged in business and in which said
business is to be carried on, to-wit HOMES
ILUMBING, l'ort St Joe, Florida. First
publication, November 12 1948.
11-12 JOHN F. HOLMES.
12-3 EDITH F. HOLMES.
NOTICE FOR DIVORCE
INX GULF COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT,
STATE OF FLORIDA-IN CHANCERY..
JAMES 0. LeCROY, Plaintiff,
RUTH 11AUDE LeCROY, Defendant..
Nature of suit is Divorce.
On Monday, the 13th (lay of December,
A. D. 1948, the defendant, Ruthi Maude
LeCroy, is required to appear to the- bill
filed against her herein.
This order to be published once each weekly
for four consecutive weeks in The Star, is
newspaper published in said Gulf County,
Witness my hand and seal this 4tli day
of November 1948.
FRIDAY,.DECEMBER 3, 1M4
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLvRIfVA
SXE S E L N LF Y E
It pays to advertise try it!
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you're need this protection
from over-heating, rapid
we.arof cylinder walls, loss of
.compression. We are experts
in the use of the new, scientific
Brady cleaning method -
? SEE CHARLEY at
St. Joe Motor Co.
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Home From Louisiana
Charles J. Stevens and son. Chas.
.1. Jr.. returned home Thursday of
last week from Thibedeoux, La., af-
ter attending the funeral of Mr.
Stevens' sister-in-law, Mrs. Clay
Stevens Wednesday morning.
Here For Thanksgiving
Mr. and Mrs. John Lane and
daughter, Laura Beth, of Atlanta.
were guests here over the Thanks-
giving holiday of Mr. and Mrs. J.
D. Lane and Mrs. Verna Smith.
It Pays To Advertise Try it.
St. Joe Electric Shop
Phone 377 Costin Building
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
DDT AROSOL BOMBS $1.19
S GULF TRAFFIC TIRES
6:00 x 16 $11.45 Plus Tax 0
GULF SERVICE STATION
AUBREY R. TOMLINSON, Prop.
* Yes, Internationals are heavy-
duty track champs. For 16 years
- note 16 years!- more new
heavy-duty Internationals have
been bought by American com-
merce and industry than any
other make of truck. The rea-
son? Proved performsvcef That
means econoiny, dependability
and long, trouble-free service.
Four-wheelers. Six-wheelers. A
size and type for every heavy-
duty job. And every truck spe-
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
MONUMENT AVENUE PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
i E '
Home For Holiday Vacation
Tom Owens Jr., freshman at the
University of Florida, Gainesville,
spent the Thanksgiving vacation
here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Home For Thanksgiving
Miss Hazel Burnett, a student at
Florida State University, Tallahas-
see, spent the Thanksgiving vaca-
tion here with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. S. L. Barke.
Survey Shows State
Further Estimated There Will Be
More Than a 5% Increase
Next Two Years
Florida school enrollment has in-
creased almost 58,000 in the last 12
years. According to a 12-year en-
rollment study made by the state
department of education, Florida's
school enrollment increased from
388,760 in 1936-37, the start of the
12-year period,, to a new high of
446,672 in 1947-48.
The increase has been "gradual
and erratic" according to the state
school department, hitting a low
spot in 1938-39 and then a high of
404,446 in 1940-41. But at the height
of the war years total enrollment
dropped again to 389,676. It picked
up in 1945-46 with 415,757 students
attending state schools, and "is
And school people estimate an
increase of more than 5% for each
of the next two years, bringing en-
rollment to a new high of half a
million students in 1949-50.
Although higher enrollment is
indicated in all grades, the biggest
increase is in the second grade,
with close to 8000 more children in
school last year than in 1936. This
is due to the "retardation'rate," or
the number of children who could
not get promoted from grade one
to two, being cut in half in the last
Other big increases show in sec-
ondary school grades nine to 12.
In these grades almost 24,000 more
students are enrolled than were in
1936. This is due to more students
staying in school to complete their
formal 12-year school courses.
Smallest increase over the 12-
year period was in the first grade
with only 615 more children en-
rolled than in 1936. From 58,825 in
1936-37, first grade enrollment
dropped to 52,037 in. 1939-40 and
then increased steadily to the new
high of 59,440 last year.
Stiff Penalty for Trespassing
On Lands That Are 'Posted'
Florida's hunting season is in
full swing again and those who dis-
regard posted signs and trespass
upon private property might do
well to know what it may cost to
trespass if you are caught and con-
Here's the state law on this sub-
Chapter 19074, House Bill No. 526,
Section 3: Any person convicted of
going upon and over the land of an-
other, where such land is enclosed
and posted as herein provided, shall
be guilty of a trespass and, upon
conviction thereof, shall be subject
to a fine of not more than $500, or
imprisonment not to exceed two
months, or both such fine and im-
prisonment in the discretion of the
a GOES INTO A
T HB inredists your doctor
order, of eurse; but.also
there go the scientific nmowl-
*dge d sill of experience -of
or expert pharmaciste. That's
why you may bra preseptionu
I with efde*nce.
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
This Gulf Tire can stand up to
rough roads and take real punish-
ment. Here's why:
The Gulf Tire has a consider-
obiy stronger carcass. It's built
with a new type cord and has
more cord per inch in every ply.
Then vulcanizing welds all plies
together. They work as a unit to
resist bruises. And they're inter-
locked around high-tensile steel
* Less chance of blowouts and carcass failures with this
tire because a double breaker strip cushions shocks.
* The tire lasts longer-wears more evenly, edge to edge,
for its flatter tread design spreads the wear over a wider
* The 7 zigzag ribs of the Gulf Tire fight skids. Their flex-
wiping action breaks up water film on wet roads.
* The 7 ribs mean there's a "riding bar" down the center of
the tire. Right at the point ,of greatest pressure, the load
rides on rubber, not on a groove!
* At high speeds, the tire runs cooler (and safer) because
of a special ingredient in the, rubber.
s Sidewall shields protect tire against curbstone bruises.
* Warranty accompanies every Gulf Tire-is honored by
Gulf Dealers everywhere!
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PHONE 37 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA ',
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1948
APALACHICOLA ROOF NG AND
S' .REPAIR COMPANY
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
If you drive
on Rough Roads-
READ THIS ABOUT THE GREAT GULF TIRE
.FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1948 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLURTDA PAGE FIVE
iSOLDS YOUR FIRESTONE RADIO
A eGFTL VeZe
GIVE "The Wellington" TABLE
MODEL RADIO PHONOGRAPH
Compact. Smart styling. Fine radio automatic record
See Our Complete Radio Line Styled For '49
Start 'em Out
S A beautiful plastic reproduction of,
a modern Baby Grand. Actually
2 plays sharps and fiats.
Looks like the real ones,
Climbs all over shooting
sparks. Revolving turret.
She Sets a Full Table
Two each of cups and sau
1 ~cers, sandwich plates, bread
and butter plates, knives,
P- forks and spoons. Covered
teapot, creamer and sugal
bowl. Shiny plastic.
Little Mothers Will Love This
TOY ELECTRIC STOVE
Actually heats, so small chefs can
have fun pretending to cook and
bake. Aluminum with shiny white
e namel finish.
,GIVE BROTHER this
Here's a real beauty! It's streamlined has a kickstand
chain guard and big balloon tires.
Just One of Mady Beautiful Bicycles... Roys and Girls
Hit the clown! Has gun
and three darts with Safe
rubber cups on end. Pro.
vides hours of fun.
4 Mechanical thriller
ShB cars and buses run.
around slotted track. Strong
(pkg. of 3)
Just the thing for the chil-
dren. Plenty of entertain.
rhey'li Make Up
Their O n Ba:nd
A clever musical toy made
up of violin, blackwood
bow, melody bells, metal
banjo, cardboard pick and
of things to do
'IX OF FUN BOOKS
Twenty books of things t(
do. Paint books, donim>
the-dots books. etc.
All-steel with sparklin'.
enamel,finish. Colorful pos.
ter on sides. It's a beauty
-20 Inches long.
Ae'll love this one. olstei
with belt and repeater type
pistol that shoots caps.
The Tourist 3-Way-
Plays oh AC-DC house cur.
rent or batteries. Feather.
weight. Brown plastic.
Firestone Home & Auto S apply Store
19.95 Smart white
1 7. plastic. This
beautiful midget features
automatic volume control
and built-in loop antenna.
B W. EELLS, Owner
Port St. Joe, Fla.
- General Mills Tru-Heaf
Does the job quicker and
better. The back is tapered
so you can iron in any
direction. Can't overheat.
Bests on its side.
T-HE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUlNTY, FLvRiVA
iFRI DAY,.DECEMBER 3, 1948
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1948
TIP STAR. PORT ST. JOE. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FIRST PROGRAM OF WEEK
OF PRAYER IS OBSERVED
The first program of the week of
prayer for foreign missions was ob-
served at the Baptist Church Mon-
day afternoon by the W. M. U.
Circle Two, with Mrs. H. G. Har-
vey in charge, opened the meeting
w.i t h all singing "Jesus Shall
Reign." The theme, "The People
That Walked In Darkness Have
Seen a Great Light," was developed
with the following talks: "Christ-
mas Day In Japan," Mrs. W. I.
Cardin; 'It Began In the Orient,"
Mrs. C. G. Costin; "What the Lot-
tie Moon Christmas Offering Has
Meant to the Orient," Mrs. Fred
Maddox; "People Darkness Light,"
Mrs. E. R, DuBose; "Crowding Out
the Christ-Child," Mrs. C. W. En-
finger and Mrs. W. J. Daughtry.
Each talk was concluded with a
The concluding season of prayer
will be observed today, beginning
at 2 p. m., with Circles, One, Three
and Four in charge, it was an-
nounced during the short business
The meeting was dismissed with
prayer by Rev. L. J. Keels.
OUTBOARD MOTOR-10 h.p. Mer-
cury motor; Holland plywood
boat and trailer. See H. S. Lilius,
phone 162 or 173. 12-3tf
BABY BED with new mattress, for
$15. Mrs. E. V. Knight, Highland
LOST AND FOUND
LOST Pair gold-rimmed child's
glasses in tan case bearing name
of Dr. Newberry. Return to The
Star office. 12-3tf
FOR RENT-Furnished house avail-
able Jan. 1, 1949. See Mrs. Gladys
MVlcCoy at McCoy's 5 & 10c Store.
house for rent. Phone 84. 12tf
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
WANTED TO BUY
PIANO Upright piano in good
condition wanted by the Com-
munity House at White City. Call
iMrs. G. S. Croxton, phone Canal 2W
WANTED AT ONCE-Man to suc-
ceed D. C. Ellis for Rawleigh
Business in Gulf County. 1500 fam-
ilies. Products sold 25 years. Real
opportunity for worker. Experience
preferred but not necessary. Near-
boy Dealer Addison making sales of
,over $100 weekly. Write Rawleigh's
Dept. FAK-101-2'4S, Memphis. Ten-
nessee. 11-26 12-10
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
Second Sunday in Advent
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Holy communion.
Monday, Dec. 6-Day branch of
Womens Auxiliary meets at 3:30
p. m. in the parish house.
Tuesday, Dec. 7-Night branch
of Women's Auxiliary meets at 8
p. m. in the parish house.
JUNIOR R. A.'S MEET
The- regular meeting of the Ju-
nior R. A. was held Monday after-
noon at the Baptist Church. The
meeting was opened by all joining
in prayer and repeating the allegi-
ance. A letter from Luther Cardin
to the boys was read and discussed
after which missionary stories were
enjoyed. The meeting was closed
with- prayer by Jimmy Costin.
Returns From Visit In North
Mrs. James Greer returned last
week from a three-months' visit in
Steelton, Pa., with her daughter
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Zim-
When lightning strikes a tree, its
heat turns moisture in the wood to
steam, and the tree actually ex-
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
Beautiful Waterfront Lot for sale
south of new Methodist Church.
Three Bedroom House on Mc-
Clellan Avenue, only $6000. Nice
neighborhood. Near school.
FRANK & DOT'S AGENCY
Registered Real Estate Broker
211 Reid Avenue Phone 61
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* I
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, I-.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.
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, 1. 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Visitors invited. Eliza Lawson,
N. G.; Pauline Owens, Secretary.
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
,~, meetings 2nd and 4th Fril-
,\.- days each month, 8:00 p. mnl.
-, Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. Fennon
Talley, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
Plumbi GENERAL PLUMBING
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BROWNIE NOTES YOUNG WOMEN'S AUXILIARY
WNIE NOTES IN LOTTIE MOON MEETING
The Young Women's Auxiliary of
The Brownies went for a hike to the First Baptist Church met Mon-
the sandhills Wednesday of last day evening at the home of Mrs.
week. They walked for a long time, Ralph Nance for a special Lottie
stopped to eat and play games, and Moon meeting. After the devotional
then returned home.
The group met last Friday, and
after playing a number of games,
all went in the back of the meeting
house where some new Brownies
received their pins. The regular
meeting followed, after which we
Dorothy Allen, Scribe.
R. A. M. NAMES OFFICERS
FOR ENSUING YEAR
At the regular meeting of St.
Joseph's Chapter 56, Royal Arch
Masons, the following officers were
elected to serve for the ensuing
year: Fennon Talley, high priest;
B. E. Parker, king; Jim Harris,
scribe; Jimmy Greer, treasurer, H.
R. Maige, secretary; Gene Holley,
principal sojourner; J. L. Wilson,
captain of the Royal Arch; Glenn
Grimsley, captain of the host; J.
R. White, master of the third veil;
Bob Shaw, master of the second
veil; Buck Norton, master of the
first veil; Arthur Lupton, sentinel.
by Miss Edwina Howell, Mrs. Nance
led the group in prayer.
Miss Katherine Jones was in
charge of the program, which was
on "The World and the Song." In-
teresting reports were given by the
members on various countries.
Miss Irene Wilder, vice-president,
presided at the business meeting
during which. old and new business
was discussed and a report on the
progress of each committee given
by the respective -chairmen. The
roll was then checked and minutes
of the last meeting read by the sec-
retary, Miss Peggy Wise.
Refreshments of hot chocolate
and doughnuts were served to the
Misses Edwina Howell, Katherine
Jones, Marian Watts, Peggy Wise,
Saranell Clements, Irene Wilder
and Sara Ceva Philyaw.
Next meeting will be held Mon-
day, December 5, at the home of
Miss Jeritza Edwards at 7:30.
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GIRL SCOUT NEWS
The troop met at the parish
house Tuesday afternoon at which
time Patsy Sittman was invested
into the troop. After patrol busi-
ness yas settled, one patrol cooked,
another served, while the other two
sang Christmas carols.
Last week some of the girls
planted shrubbery w h il e others,
raked leaves, but this -week it
looked as though no raking had
ever been done.
Leaders at Tuesday's meeting
were Mrs. Rush Chism, Mrs. Ela
Sutton, Miss Inez Turk and Miss
Ruth Lynn Ramsey, Scribe.
Dr. Charles Reicherter
EYES EXAMINED LASSES FITTED
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