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PORT ST. JOE BY
JOINING THE JUNIOR
"Port St. Joe The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
"TRADE AT HOME"
SPEND YOUR MONEY
MERCHANTS AND GET
ANOTHER SHOT AT IT
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1948
City Aglow With
Hundreds of Indoor and Outdoor
Trees, Street Lights and Win-
dow Displa)-y Add Joyous Note
ine:d nim -i i I '. ]|- 1ditLr ii f
Tile Star r,,..-. itri i if de il .Il'l-.
col.'red I lirt and C'hrlr tniam- [ti r
de,-intt tile ijl.: -p ini. tnTen Port
S .Ie V ha. tli ir I ii'ti i tiliul in.
I i our 'opiri I t L' ; l s b ndu'.
is -,at iln ,ile l.i fli ,if ai r *,nld I rd .
Two outstanding door treatments
that caught our eye were the Chat- I
beon Monumenrt Avenue and the B
Sii1lta Cl ,,iih i. d,,o r ,o ,f o lioll1-
B. Conk lin home on Garrison Ave-rd
With beautiful door treatments, bute
tir(and anyway, we did L.nd ow wh
cc',r]i- r]e ili>hi A."H ; ho ,'ll Ill-
a' sided in half of the m).
But regardless of what we think, 1
Club judges will have the final say
Two outstanding door treatments
that caught orave b eye were the Chato
on Monument Avenue and the B.
B. Conklin home on Garrison Ave-
nue. There were many more homes
with beautiful door treatments, but
they are too numerous to mention
(and anyway, we didn't know who
residedd in half of them).
But regardless of what we think
or saPor, the Port St. Joe Garden
Club judges will have the final say
as to which is the most has beeoutstand-
ing. The foursly in judges (names un-
known), have been peeking hither
an Weduresday evening of thlaseekt eekthis
thvening will make theirdecision,
awarding some lucky householder
$5 in cash for the decorations that
(Continued on page 9)
Local Kiwanis Sponsors
The Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club
for some time past hast mebeen work-
ing assiduously in an effort to
form a cndlub at Wewaitfred Jchka,oines and
on Wednesday evening of last week-end in
neighboring city which has 29 char-
The new club is headed by anubie
Laird as president, Byrd Parker as
vice-president, and Geompanige Core,
secretary-treasurer. The first meet-
ing was held last evening and was
attended by several members of
the St. Joe club.
day toHave othristmas Guests
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Joikes and
son Freddie spent last week-end in
Hartford, Ala., witharelatives. Mrs.
Joines father, J. M. Riley, and
nephew,, Joe Riley, accompanied
them home for the Christmas holMr.
day. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Riley of
Hartford are expected to arrive to-
day tohe .joindthe ofher, for Christmas.
Coming To Spend Yuletide
Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. Dickey of
TuNorfscaloosa, Ala., are expected holiday guest
arrive today to spend the Yule sea-
son t the lattformer's paets Mr. and
and Mrs. J. L. Dickey.
Anybody Find A Coin Purse?
If the finder- of a coin purse in
the postoffice. Wednesday will re,
turn it to Mrs. C. -M. Palmer, it
will be gratefully appreciated.
Mr. and Mrs-. .. :W Perdue of
Norfolk, Va., are the, holiday guests
ot,,'the latter's par.eAts, Mr. *and
Mrs. Cliff Chatham.
Father and Mother
"Killed In Car Crash
Mrs. George Wimberly and son
George Jr., returned home Wednes-
day from Valdosta, Ga., where they
were called last Friday due to the
death of Mrs. Wimberly's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Corbitt, who
were killed in an automobile ac-
cident. An aunt of Mrs. Wimberly's
was also seriously injured and is
in a, critical condition.
The sympathy of the entire com-
munity goes out to the family in
their -hour of bereavement.
LEGION POST SPONSORING
DANCE NEW YEAR'S EVE
Willis V. Rowan Post 116, Ameri-
can Legion, has completed prepara-
tions for a New Years Eve dance
to be held next Friday night, De-
cembpr 31, at the Centennial Audi-
torium to which the public is ex-
tended an invitation.
Dancing begins at 9:30 and will
continue into the small hours of
the morning. Table reservations
can be made by phoning Charles
Wall at the St. Joe Motor Company.
Attend Key Club Meet At Apalach
John Blount, and Frank Hannon
of the Kiwanis Club; Warren Kim-
sey, Kiwanis Ifiternational repre-
sentative, and Charles Guilford and
Gene Chism of the local Key Club,
attended a Key Club meeting at
Chapman high school in Apalachi-
cola Thursday of last week at
which Kimsey was the speaker.
A grand meeting is reported and
an excellent meal was served by
the home economics class.
Tells of the Bees and Flowers
L. L. Lanier of Wewahitchka was
guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club
meeting last week and told his lis-
teners of the bees and flowers, tak-
ing as his subject "Beekeeping In
Expected For Yuletide
Mr. and Mrs. Thoiias 1ijatham of
Vero Beach are expected to arrive
today to spend the holidays with
Mr. and Mrs. Cilff Chatham.
To Spend Christmas In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Shuford and
son Blair expect to spend Christ-
mas in West Point, Ga., guests of
Mrs. Charles Hill.
Visitors in Panama City
Mrs. Mae Parker and Lamar
Frit.-niaa v.i-r si'iti-rr Monday in
Westinghouse Low Bidder
On Woodruff Dam Work
When bids were opened Tuesday
at Mobile, Ala., on three electric
power generators for the Jim
Wo6druff Dam near Chattahoochee,
the Westinghouse Electric Manu-
facturing Company was the appar-
ent low bidder. Three bids, each in
excess of $1,000,000, were received,
the others being from General
Electric and Allis-Chalmers.
The new dam is a part of the
multi-million dollar Apalachicola-
GIRLS CAGE TEAM TO PLAY
IN APALACHICOLA DEC. 29
The Port St. Joe girls' town team
will play the Apalachicola girls'
basketball team in the Oyster City
next Wednesday evening, Decem-
ber 29, and also attend a meeting
of the Apalachicola Valley Confer-
The local young ladies will also
stage a practice game at the Cen-
tennial Auditorium the evening of
December 28 and invite all cage
fans to be on hand.
George Wimberly, wljo suffered
painful injuries .Thanksgiving Day
when the C. G. Costin boat burned,
and who has been in the hospital
off and on since that time, is much
improved and expects to be out of
the hospital today.
Fire Does Little Damage
The fire department was called
out about 7:30 Saturday evening
to the Jones apartment house on
Eighth Street. Seems an oil stove
back-fired and flared up, but only
damage was caused by smoke.-
Home From College
Luther Cardin,, a ministerial stu-
dent at Howard College, Birming-
ham, Ala., .arrived last Friday to
spend the Christmas season here
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Here From Atlanta
Mr. and Mrs. John Lane and
daughter Laura Beth of Atlanta ar-
rived last Friday to spend the holi-
day season with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Lane and Mrs. Verna
To Spend Holidays Here
Mr. and Mrs. George Gore of Do-
than, Ala., expect tq spend the holi-
days here with their daughter. Miss
Merchants To Make
Big Cash Distribution
This Afternoon At 4
i1000 Frogskins Will CG To T-.-.elke
Luck, Indviduals As Geiture cof
Good Will By Business Firms
i Ud Vlil I dliln [ t -'>:'i I 1,-[I .h .-
hra '.'e 4-i d -t \v>,ld. -i [Ul C lii I '-ti l'l
tail ainl- hutid ,'.' i' I r ;r 1,2l-,li -
Jr' t lIi l 11- .ash. nlri ii tile R e_.
(I I ii I r', h "i.] .I _- r t, i ,, 1 "t
hn.K\ inrdividuali; ltcd
The awiiai'l 1o h r, mad I_ tII at.i-
t! t:l l av.' ral Jd .. ''.-. e._i h.
I rIt aZIIiL!- a' -I I U i. -iR li t'. liE
i n,.: ra n ir l e .- :l- .i -d a dl n d ,- ,
may not be present will be duly
This profit-sharing idea is some-
thing new, and if results are justi-
fied, the local merchants plan to
continue it from year to year.
Sixteen Turks Are Taken
Home From Moose Shoot
Sixteen lucky individuals (or, we
should say, 14) staggered happily
home from the Moose lodge turkey
shoot last Friday bearing beautiful
gobblers to adorn the Christmas
The shot was. held in the old
ball "park from dawn to dusk, but
the real play was late in the after-
noon, and had there been lighting
available, probably would have con-
tinued until well after dark, since
the marksmen were still at it at
good dusk and several turks were
still in the cage.
Lucky marksmen were Jim Bob-
bit, Elmer Redd (3), Austin Hug-
gins, L. C. Wood, Doc Ward, P. L.
Atkinson, Lloyd Pitts, Jack Fowler,
J. B. Pitts, Bill ,Hammock, George
Davis, I. C. Lupton, Barney McCoi-
mick and Major Hobbs (he got his
on a drawing).
Proceeds of the affair went to
the Moose Christmas basket fund.
Last week we inadvertently said
that the local schools would reopen
January 4 and "close again on Jan-
uary 4 to allow students to attend
the inaugural ceremonies at Talla-
hassee." .. The schools will re-
open January 3, close January 4 for
the inaugural, and open again on
Paintings On Exhibit
Mrs. Karlene Owens, local artist,
has three paintings on display in
the Jacksonville Fine Arts Gallery
this month. They are of Fuller War-
ren, Mrs. Sara Kenney of this city,
and Coach Wally Butts.
Christmasing In Alabama
Prof; and Mrs. Marvin Rooks and
two sons are spending the Christ-
mas vacation period in Foley, Ala.,
with Mrs. Rooks' parents. Rev. and
Mrs. C. E. Avinger.
Expected For Holidays
Miss Ann McDaniel of West
Palm Beach is expected to arrive
today to spend the holidays with
Mr. and Mrs. Loui Tappan.
Spending Christmas With Father
Lovett Mahon of Frostproof is
here to spend Christmas with his
father, Charlie Mahon.
Gulf Fire Control
Plan Will Become
Effectiv July First
Counts Coommi;sioner- Okeh Plan;
Other BLusiness Transacted
At Regular MeeLing
X lie ri-' ialr il__ti1i .'4 hie
I ,-rd] f i A nhhli i-k li- r-''" G ulf
'-,:urnt.. i l[.li a lh _- t.-urN h.t'i.i in
i--lithlika i; P Gar .tI the
traie L.ir.c rd f for.~- ry and [pIrks
,aite trt-..re thel reii ber' and dils-
. .- : d (lI%,r- tntl. "].'ir d i ou.I ty
[ire Lnu. tr-ln_ Iacr- eenienhr. sl,:in? tint
Hi '- a1l e r lerht be.: [iijl- t-I'l',li, 0lo
Jul:, l M iNtll I l' tI. et '-i-ct w as
F:i-, !ii- l.> ,ri[rd b. f 'ul iyn' i.e 'ii,. asr
r ii.._k .j.. i,2 -..r- il. lieI Edd C.
Pridgeon, tax collector, rouuu; B.
E. Parker, sheriff, $2000; J. Earl
Pridgeon, county judge, $1000; J.
F. Miller, Pete Strange and Tobe
Gay, county commissioners, $1000
each; Tom Owens, superintendent
of schools, $2000; J. A. Whitfield,
Jimmy Greer and Chauncey Costin,
school board members, $1000 each.
The bonds were approved. by the
board and premiums ordered paid
from the general revenue fund on
the following: Clerk of court, (tax
assessor, tax collector, sheriff,
county judge and the three county
Reports were received from the
county farm agent and home dem-
onstration agent, bills against the
county were order paid'after be-
ing approved, and other minor mat-
ters taken up by the board.
Motor Scooter Rider
Sideswiped By Car
Mrs. Marion Bailey of Long Is-
land, N. Y'., and A. C. Bailey of At-
lanta, Ga., were called here Tues-
day to be at the bedside of their
son and brother, Richard Bailey,
who suffered serious injuries in a
motor scooter-car accident Satur-
Bailey, who was still unconscious
yesterday at the local. hospital suf-
fering from internal injuries and
shock, was one his way from Bea-
con Hill to the paper mill, where
he was on the night shift, when,
it is reported, one of two cars rac-
ing on the highway sideswiped his
Have Sons Home For Holidays
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Boyer have
their two sons home for the holi-
days-Edwards, who is stationed at
Mitchell Field, L. I., and Tom, who
is a student at Georgia Military
College, Milledgeville, Ga.
Here From Birmingham
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Upshaw, Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Upshaw and daugh-
ter Joylynn, and W. M. Upshaw, all
of Birmingham, Ala., arrived here
yesterday to spend the Christmas
season with relatives, Mr. and Mrs.
W. C. Pridgeon.
Home On Christmas Furlough.
Rct. Billy Parker, who is sta-
tioned at Fort Sam Houston, Texas,
arrived home Sunday to spend the
Christmas season ,with his mother,
Mrs. Tom Parker.
Shoppers From County Seat
Mrs. J. E. Pridgeon and Mrs. M.
C. Brock of Wewahitchka were
shoppers here Wednesday.
PAGE TWO THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1948.
Mr. and Mrs. George McLawhon
of this city are the proud parents
of, a daughter, born Monday, De-
cember 20. The young lady has
been named Edith Nannette.'
Mr. and Mrs. Horace A. Braxton
of Wewahitchka announce the birth
of a son on Tuesday, December 21.
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital)
,Home From F. S. U.
Miss Peggy Hardy, a student at
Florida State University, Tallahas-
see, is home to spend the holidays
with her parents at their home near
White City, and also with her uncle
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Pervis A.
Howell of this city.
4 at I t a
Visiting Parents During Holiday
Miss Erline McClellan, member
of the high school faculty at Mari-
anna, is here with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. A. McClellan, for the
We Like Meat; Too!
We're a brand new con-
cern in Port St. Joe and,
like the rest of you, we
like meat on our table
occasionally .... We can
have it, too, if when you
have any plumbing wor-
Phone 399 Port St. Joe
Methodist W. S. C. S. Holds
Annual Christmas Party
The Womans Society of Christian
Service of the Methodist Church
held its annual Christmas party
Monday night at the parish house,
which was attractively decorated
for the occasion with poinsettias,
youpon and greenery. Each mem-
ber brought a gift of food to pre-
pare boxes for needy families, and
these were placed under the hugh
tree, which was beautifully decor-
The program, in charge of Miss
Pat Laney, was opened with a
scripture reading by Miss Barbara
Boyles while Miss Merita Sutton
at the piano softly played "Silent
Night."' Miss Laney sang two vocal
solos, after which Mrs. A. S. Cha-
son gave a Christmas story. "Ave
Maria" was sung by Miss Lenohr
Brown, accompanied at the piano
by her mother, Mrs. C. A. Brown,
after which the entire group of 35
joined in singing Christmas carols.
Following dismissal by prayer,
delicious sandwiches, cookies and
coffee were served the members
and guests present.
Mrs. W. C. Goodson of this city
announces the marriage of her
daughter, Inez, to Corporal James
Albert Avant, U. S. Air Force, Tyn-
dall Field, on November 17, 1948, at
Bainbridge, Ga. Following a wed-
ding trip to Montgomery, Ala., and
points in South Florida, the young
couple are making their home in
Panama City. .
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Hunter of
Perry. Fla., announce the marriage
of their daughter, Evelyn, to Cecil
Skinner of this city on December
18 at 8 p. m. at the home of Mrs.
Blanche Clements with the Rev.
W. B. Holland officiating.
Visiting With Ward Family
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Spotts and
children of Green Cove Springs are
visiting during the holidays with
Mr. and Mrs. Carter Ward at their
White City home.
Enjoys Christmnas Program
With an estimated 175 in atten-
dance, the Port St. Joe Parent-
Teacher Association held its an-
nual Christmas program in the
high school auditorium Thursday
evening of last week with Mrs.
Charles Brown, chairman, presid-
Following the usual business ses-
sion, the Christmas program was
opened with a scripture reading by
Miss Barbara Boyles, after which
the pupils of Mrs. Tom McPhaul's
kindergarten sang three Christmas
songs. Miss Lenohr Brown then
sang "Ave Maria," after which the
dancing class of Mrs. Paul Fensom
presented a winter fantasy, "The
The fifth grade students, under
direction of Miss Eva Bryant, pre-
sented a Christmas playlet, "The
Three Wise Men," after which the
evening was brought to a close
with the singing of carols by pu-
pils of the sixth grade under the
direction of Miss Margaret Smith
and Mrs. Glenn Grimsley.
MISS FRANCES LEWIS
OBSERVES NATAL DAY
Little Miss Frances Lewis cele-
brated her ninth birthday last Sat-
urday afternoon at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Duffy Lewis,
on Seventh Street. A number of
games were enjoyed during the af-
ternoon, after which pictures were
taken of the group.
The children were then taken to
the dining room where the birth-
day cake, topped with nine lighted
candles, was cut and served with
ice cream after singing of "Happy
Birthda.y." Each little guest re-
ceived assorted candies as favors:
The honoree was the recipient ol
many lovely gifts from her guests.
and all told her of the wonderful
time they had had as they de-
Visitors From California
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Rowan Jr., of
Long Beach, Calif., arrived this
week for a visit with Mr. and Mrs.
F. M. Rowan and other relatives.
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Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
LAST MINUTE GIFT
LAST TIMES FRIDAY!
NEWS and 'CARTOON
Saturday XMAS DAY
--- Plus ----
SHORT and SERIAL
Dangers of the Canadian
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26
)WI I'Henr] MORGAN
S Radio's Joking Jester!
.b H-b.r ..d B .. dw.i.
Annual Christmas Party
Held At St. James
The annual Christmas party for
the children of St. James Episcopal
Church was held last Sunday. A
Christmas pageant, in which the
entire Sunday school took part, was
held at 7 o'clock in the church, and
at the conclusion of the pageant,
the children were met at the door
by Santa Claus, who escorted them
to the parish house, which had been
transformed for the occasion into
a gala Christmas scene.
The children were served punch
and cookies and each received a
gayly wrapped gift from Santa.
Miss Sara Gill served as Santa's
helper and the refreshments were
in charge of a committee made up
of Mrs. Gordon Thomas and Mrs.
Frank LeHardy, who were assisted
in serving by ladies of the church.
Mrs. Tom Alsobrook was respon-
sible for decorating the parish
house, and Mrs. Buster Owens was
general chairman of the affair.
The evening of entertainment for
the children was concluded with all
joining in the singing of Christ-
Tells Rotarlans of New School Plan
Nobie Stone was the principal
speaker at the Rotary Club meet-
ing last week and told Rotarians
of "The New Plan for Elementary
Training In Our Schools." Guests
at the meeting were Harlan Prid--
geon, Jack Connell and Floyd Lis-
ter of the Wewahitchka club.
mar mma.0a aaaam4,
MONDAY and TUESDAY
December 27 and 28
NEWS and CARTOON
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29
--- FEATURE NO. 1 ---
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FINAL CHAPTER of SERIAL
G-Men Never Forget
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THURSDAY and FRIDAY
December 30 and 31
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Home On Xmas Leave
Cpl. Ernest E. Gay, who is sta-
tioned at Keesler Field, Miss., is
home to spend Christmas with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Gay.
To Spend Christmas In Wewa
Mr. and Mrs. Buster Owens and
sons will spend Christmas Day in
Wewahitchka, guests of Mr. and
Mrs. L. W. Owens.
Additional Society on page 9.,
Dr. Charles Reicherter
EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560
-, PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sunday Afternoon 3:30
At the Parish House
J. LEO PATTON
A Cordial Invitation To ,Attend
Is Extended the Public
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A Martin Theatre Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
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A Modern Bedding and Awning Store for
Port St. Joe. When you need .
AWNINGS VENETIAN BLINDS
INNER SPRINGS BOX SPRINGS
COIL SPRINGS ROLL-AWAY BEDS
BABY BEDS and MATTRESSES
See us for terrific savings, as we
sell direct to you!
HOLLYWOOD BEDS A SPECIALTY!
Dixie Mattress Co.
Next Door To Brooks Sporting Goods Store
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1948.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
OPERATED BY MR. AND MRS. 'KID' DEAN
----- SPECIALIZES IN -----
SEA FOODS STEAKS CHICKEN DINNERS
Accommodations for fishing Parties
Whiskey Beer Wine Dancing
May the true joys and
blessings of that first
Yuletide be yours today-
. 'Peace on Earth
Good Will Toward Men:'
A triple wish for all
Jof you is ours.
Good Cheer! Good Friends!
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
Sales F O.R D Service
Phone 37 Port St. Joe, Florida
Cannon Fire Hails
Christmas in Rome
A cannon fired from the historic
Castle of San Angelo at sunset on
Christmas Eve proclaims the be-
ginning of the Holy Season -in Rome.
By nine o'clock everyone is in
church to witness the -colorful and
solemn processions of ecclesiastic
dignitaries which precede the elab-
orate midnight Mass.
Since everyone has fasted for
twenty-four hours, festive banquets
are in order after the religious
solemnities. It is a gala after-mid-
night in Rome: hotels and res-
taurants remain open, families and
friends gather around sumptuous
tables in gaily decorated homes;
and in anticipation of'the festivities,.
many people attend church dressed
in formal attire.
Between Christmas and Epiphany,
the Calabrian shepherds-Pifferani
-revisit the homes where they were
most cordially welcomed during
Advent when they came down from
the hills to play their Italian bag-
pipes before the shrines of the Vir-
gin. The Pifferani play for their
Advent hosts during the post-Christ-
mas holidays and receive gifts of
wine, dried figs, and small sums
of money from their hosts.-
From Many Lands
Nuts from all over the world go
into your nut-bowl at Christmas.
Like Christmas traditions, the nuts
so popular at this time of year are
a mixture of many varieties and
The English walnut, for instance,
is not English at all. It originated
in Asia centuries ago and was
called "the food of the gods."
The round little filbert and the
almond came from the Old World.
Other nuts, so familiar at Christ-
mas, the hickory nut, the black wal-
nut and the chestnut, .to say nothing
of the pecan, are strictly American.
The pecan is native to America and
is found nowhere else. Two other
American nuts worthy of mention
are the chestnut and the butternut.
Although many nuts originated in
other parts of the world, almost ev-
ery variety known is now grown on
American soil and experts are con-
stantly searching for more kinds of
nuts to transplant to this country.
The keeping of Christmas or
saint's days, and the making of
mince pies were illegal in the early
Massachusetts and New Haven col-.
onies. The strict religion of the Pur-
itans banned observance of holy
So They May See
Eight eyes arranged in rows
across the head are found on most
1YA DLE Y
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$250 TO $1500
PLUS I TAX
Yardley PNroducts ,for Aerica are created a England and
finished the U.S.A. from the orginil English formulae,
combining imported and domestic ingredients.
Miller's Drug Store
"The REXALL Store"
Phone 50 Port St. Joe, Fla,
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Spending Xmas With Parents
P. B. Fairley Jr., student at Flor-
ida State University, Tallahassee.
is home to spend the Christmas
vacation with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. P. B. Fairley.
Home From University
Tom 'Owens Jr., who is attending
the University of Florida, Gaines-
ville, is home to spend the holiday
vacation with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. A. Owens.
Home From Military College
George Suber Jr., who is a stu-
dent at Georgia Military College,
College Park, Ga., is home to spend
the Christmas holidays with his
parents. Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Suber.
Spending Holidays In Jax
Mrs. B. H. Dickens left Saturday
for Jacksonville to spend Christmas
and New Year's with her son and
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gas-
Published Weekly By Featuring
SBOYLES "'Tlp From Aeres Our
DEPARTMENT TORE Counter To Wise
S Port St. Jee, Ferilda Shoppers"
Vol. Ill Friday, December 24, 1948 No. 20
We add our voice to -V
the chorus of Qood
Cheer that greets ourT.
a community this; :.-."- --'':
e "Holiday Season-... ""
THE BIRTH OF JESUS
0 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of
Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called
SBethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of
S To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with
0 child. ,
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were
accomplished that she should be delivered. -
And she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped
him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because
There was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in
the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the
glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were
W sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I
bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all
S For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Sa-
0 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe 1
S the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
0 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will
0 toward men. -Luke 2:4-14.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. GULF COUNTY, FLUMOAlb
Hom or Holiday
Published Every Friday at 306 WiHiams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Fla., by The Star Publishing Co.
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 197, at the
Positoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla.. under Act of March 3, 1879.
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tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received ior uch adverttsemens.
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 weid
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
A NEW DAY IS BORN
We call it Christmas-tomorrow.
Centuries ago it was Yuletide.
Before that, the Nativity.
Whatever human beings have named it, one
thought has been behind it all-the birth of a
new hope, the dawn of a new day.
So tomorrow, Port St. Joe may pause in its
business of being a progressive American city
and look backward as well as forward. We can
take stock of our community past to see if it
measures favorably with what it should be;, to
find out if we've overlooked those principles of
good living-whether or not you care to call it
Christianity-which prompts a man or a com-
munity to serve his fellow men or the commun-
ity as a whole.
In this past year we have made mistakes. We
have erred as it is only human to err, but our
troubles and unhappiness can be wiped from
the slate if only we will take. cognizance of the
Christmas spirit which surrounds every one of
us at this time of year.
Our civic and fraternal organizations-the wel-
fare bureau, the churches, the service clubs, the
lodges-are doing their best to make it a happy
Christmas for those less fortunate. In fact, they
have worked for several months past toward
10 YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Mill Worker Seriously Injured
R. S. Ferguson, 25, employed as
a winderman at the paper mill, suf-
fered a brain concussion and se-
vere body bruises Sunday when his
clothing caught in the reminder.
The huge machine was stopped al-
most instantly by fellow workers
and Ferguson was rushed to a Pan-
ama City hospital where physicians
reported him as in a "serious con-
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Huggins an-
nounce the birth of a 71/2-pound son
on December 16. The young man
has been named Gerald Normand.
Move Old Building For New. P. 0.
The old frame building on Reid
Avenue, erected in 1913, and occu-
pied by the postoffice and the Ma-
sonic hall, this week was moved to
the adjoining lot by C. Neidig to
make way for erection of a modern
building to house the postoffice,
Masonic hall and one or two small
offices and% store rooms. The Ma-
sons are selling $7500 worth of
bonds locally to finance construc-
tion of their new home.
Cash Awards For Students
Four Gulf county high school
girls this week received awards for
essays on "What Sugar Production
Means In Florida" in a state-wide
contest. Sarah Thomassoi of We-
wahitchka was awarded $5 for the
18th best essay for the state; Julia
Cawthon of this city received $5
first prize for the best essay in
Gulf county; Alma Collinsworth of
this city, second prize of $2, and
Marigene Smith, also of this city,
$2. for the third best essay in this
such an objective. For that reason it can be truly
said that the people of Port St.. Joe more than
ever before have proved the spirit of Christmas
has been active for more than the usual week.
The community has been welded into a
stronger unit because of its charity work. It has
put many a shoulder to the wheel in the past
year to help others over the rough spots. Port
St. Joe's record stands equal with that of any
other small city of its size in this matter.
With this in mind, we can appreciate more
fully than ever the real meaning of Christmas.
And the editor of The Star, believing it his
duty to point out these things, extends his con-
gratulations and admiration to and for those in-
dividuals and organizations who have carried a
heavy burden uncomplainingly.
The editor knows their Christmas tomorrow
will be all the happier for having helped others,
for having worked together.
We wish our readers a sincere Merry Christ-
mas and urge them to continue through the next
twelve months with the same spirit as they have
shown in the past year.
NOTE ON BUREAUCRACY
Before the war, in England under the old sys-
tem of private property and free enterprise, there
were 2600 employes in. the ministry of agricul-
ture and fisheries. Under Socialism, this figure
has risen to over double that, and now amounts
The peculiar thing is that before the war, in
1939, the total acreage of crops and grass in Eng-
land was 31,679,000. In June, 1947, this acreage
had dropped to just a little more than 31,000,000,
or a drop of over 650,000 acres.
Bureaucrats, it seems, don't plant or harvest
anything but red tape. -Exchange.
If you can't find what you want in Port St.
Joe, try Wewahitchka. Keep your dollars as
close to home as possible and you will improve
the economic' condition of Gulf county.
We know a lot of girls here in Port St. Joe
who know they can make some man a good hus-
Union Meets Here
The Baptist Training Union of
the Northwest Coast Association
held its quarterly meeting here
Sunday at the Baptist Church. As-
sisting ministers were Rev. J. W.
Sisemore, Rev. E. D. McDaniel,
Rev. G. C. Williams, Rev. 0. H.
Garrett and Rev. 0. S. Sims.
Drive for Cleanliness In. -
Rest Rooms of Service
Stations Is Redoubled
Working through local health de-
partments, the Florida State Board
of Health will redouble its efforts
to see that filling stations maintain
clean rest rooms, according to Da-
vid B. Lee of Jacksonville, chief
"The state board of health is
charged by law with the inspection
of rest rooms and the enforcement
of the law which makes it manda-
tory for such places to be sani-
tary," he pointed out. "All county
sanitarians have been urged to
tighen up on their routine inspec-
tions to see that the required high
standards of cleanliness are being
"Clean rost rooms are vitally
necessary, primarily for the protec-
tion of the public's health," Lee
emphasized, "but they are also
necessary if establishments are to
make good first impressions on
Uncle Sam Catches Jimmy White
Jimmy White, former manager
of the A & P store in this city and-
for the past two years in charge of
the company's store at Cairo, Ga.,
writes us to change the address on
his Star to Fort Jackson, S. C., as
he has been inducted in the army.
"This man's army is strictly for*
anybody that likes it-I DON'T,'
Started Silk Industry
Introduction of the mulberry tree
and the silk industry into America
is credited to William Kenrick.
WISH FOR YOU,
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the present in
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: CREECH BROTHERS
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Says Dixiecrats Out
Blames Party Split to Bunch of
Hotheads and Extremists
The political future of the Dixie-
crats or States' Rights party is
doomed, according to E. D. Rivers,
former governor of Georgia, who
recently visited Florida. He blamed
the party split in the last election
to "a bunch of hotheads and ex-
tremists from both the North and
Rivers described the Democratic
platform as presented in Philadel-
phia at the national convention as
a "sane and moderate plan," but
that some "hotheads and extrem-
ists" weren't satisfied and caused
the party rift.
"It is not to the South's best in-
terest to have the states' rights is-
sue settled by the extremists. It
should be settled on a national, not
sectional basis, by moderates from
both the North and South," he de-
clared. "The Dixiecrts' chief politi-
cal issue was the states' rights
question, and since the South re-
jected the issue by a three to one
majority, the party is thoughh"
A sextant is used to measure an-
gular distances between objects.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, r;ULF~COUN.TY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1949`
PAGE FCr" *
Home For Holidays
Miss Eloise Coleman and Miss
Maxie Brown, students at Virginia
Intermont College, are. home to
spend the Christmas vacation with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Coleman and Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
What1 GOES INTO
THB ingredients your doctor
,orders, of course; but also
there goes the scientific knowl-
edge and skiN of experience -of
our expert pharmacists. That's
why you may bring prescriptions
teo 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
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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BRING YOU MANY
ST. JOE HARDWARE COMPANY
Harden Dairy Looking
For New Customers
E. C. Harden, operator of the
Harden Dairy of Wewahitchka and
supplying milk to Port St. Joe,
states that in the past he has been
unable to provide milk for all who
wanted it-in fact, he said, he's had
to dodge housewives who wanted
to take milk from him. "But now,"
said Mr. Harden, "I can take on
all customers, as I am now deliver-
ing milk from the Bassett Dairy in
The Harden Dairy can provide
pasteurized and homogenized milk,
cream, cottage cheese and orange
juices in unlimited supply. So
if you need any of these products,
just run down Mr. Harden and give
him your order.
BILL PARKER TAKING
MEDICAL TECIi COURSE
Ret. William J. Parker, son of
Mrs. T. E. Parker of this city, has
been entered as a student in the
medical technician course at the
medical field service school, Brooke
Army Medical Center, Fort Sam
The medical field service school
trains both officers and enlisted
men for medical service in the
army. The course is a highly con-
centrated one, preparing personnel
for a technical job of importance
in the medical service.
It pays to advertise try it!
g and GULF HARDWARE AND SUPPLY
FRANK'S BAR COMPANY
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As the Spirit of Christmas
unfolds itself over the countryside,
w'e add our ,,eetinej and bh.t
, ih ,:'f thle -.':-d,':,il.
WE HOPE YOU HAVE 4
ONE, AND THAT THE
SUCH A DAY BRINGS
YOU A FLOOD (
OF HAPPY MEMORIES.
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A Christmas of joy and content-:
ment; of peace, good cheer and
ihappliness-that is our wish
for you and yours this
j, ',:' s Yut I,. ide season.
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St. Joe Paper Company
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1948
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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
A Merry Christmas to you.
And that's a wish we'd
like to shout to the utter-
most parts of the earth.
But right novi, we'll be
content to tell you quietly
and very sincerely that we
)hope this Christmas will
bring you the peace and
serenity that you deserve:
PORT ST. JOE
I / Cheerily we add our
voiceto the many happy
ones raised in the wish...
Capt.- Co.wart Returning
Home From Okinawa
Capt. Robert W. Cowart of this
city' is returning, home for leave
and reassignment after a 22-month
tour of overseas duty with the
Army of Occupation in Okinawa.
* He will be accompanied aboard
the army transport bound for San
Francisco by his wife, Josephine,
and their son, Robert Jr., 41/, who
joined him at his station in Manila
in August 1947. After leave spent
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
E. Y. Cowart of this city, and Mrs.
Cowart's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
J. Herring of Dillon, S. C., Captain
Cowart will report to his new as-
signment in the United States.
In Okinawa he has been execu-
tive officer for his unit, the 514th
Engineer Construction Battalion,
which transferred to that island
from Manila in May. Previous to
his overseas duty with the army in
the Far East, Captain Cowart had
served 22 months in the European
theater during the war.
It\Pays To Advertise Try It.
' At Christm s-
time we want you to
know we're grateful for
, I Along with Christmas
, i pine and holly... may
"k*, health, wealth and
happiness deck the
halls of your home.
FLORIDA BANK AT PORT ST. JOE
MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
Patrolman To Make It A
Safe and Sane Yuletide
Urges Motorists To Abide By Reg-
ulations and Keep Out of Court
Excess speeding, running red
lights, parking on bridges and other
traffic violations will be curtailed
throughout Gulf county during this
Yuletide period, warns State High-
way Patrolman Olin Davis.
Motorists are urged by Davis to
abide closely with traffic rules
and regulations throughout the
Christmas holidays. He said that
any person caught operating a mo-
tor vehicle .while under the influ-
ence of alcohol will have a rough
and rugged Yuletide. "We're going
to keep the highways of the county
safe and sober all through the holi-
days," Davis said.
He also urged those who are
planning to make trips during the
holiday to have their cars checked
for faulty brakes, steering gear,
bad tires, lights, horn add windA,
shield wipers. "Keep your car un-
der control at all times," he said,
"and beware of approaching cars
traveling at high speed."
PLENTY OF MILK!
During the four years we have been delivering
milk in Port St. Joe we have never had sufficient
to care for all customers. Now we are
handling BASSETT DAIRY MILK from Tallahassee
and are looking for new business.
Pasteurized and Homogenized Milk
Light and Heavy Cream Cottage Cheese
Chocolate Milk Orange Juices
- PLENTY AT ALL TIMES!-
-to -A:rtl; ,,fx -
-~ oc-r11wentive thCs.'a
- .- wrl1..h his happy tIl~Ada,
&asofI I a ik-iti~i -back to
iht. 0irit- of the. first
C A Ij~if..~,we- wish [o'(I
hI.~, mg~of thle scas- iw.
GULF SERVICE STATION
A. R. TOMLINSON
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1948
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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At the Churdhes
KENNEY'S MILL BAPTIST
Rev. W. B. Holland, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Bible school for all
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:00 p. m.-B. T. Y.
Prayer service Tuesday evenings
at 7:30. W. M. U. meets Wednes
day evenings. Everyone is cordi
ally invited to attend all services
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
Friday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve
11:00 p. m.-Festival celebration
of the Holy Eucharist.
Saturday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day.
10:00 a. m.-Holy communion.
Sunday, Dec. 26, St. Stephen's Day
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer and
You are invited to listen in over
the Mutual network this evening at
8 o'clock to a special Christmas
program presented by the Protest-
and Episcopal Churdh.
HIGHLAND VIEW METHODIST
Loyd W. Tubib, Pastor
10:00 a. m:-Morning worship.
Church school following worship
Mass is held at St. Joseph's
Chapel the first Sunday of each,
monta at S a. m. Second third and
fourth Sundays at 1-0:15 a. m
METHODIST CHURCH \
Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
ning at 7:30. Choir practice at 8.
Rev. Samuel J. Allen, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Worship service..
7:00 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening service.
Midweek meeting Wednesday at
8:00 p. m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Bible school for all.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:25-Baptist Training Union.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
nings at 7:30 o'clock.
BEACON HILL PRESBYTERIAN
4:00 p. m.-Worship service.
3:00 p. m.-Sunday school.
Thursday 7:30 p. m.-Bible study
Venetian glass workers were once
confined to their own special island
to prevent their secrets from being
discovered by foreigners.
TO RIDE A
The fun begins the moment
you step out on a Whizzer-
powered bike. Takes you
125 pleasure-packed miles
on a gallon of gasl Free
WHIZZER BIKE MOTOR $111.25
*ldlding All Necessary
ST JOE MOTOR CO.
Port St. Joe, Florida
come in with a
gay note to
ROCHE'S GULF INVESTMENT
Spending Xmas In North
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Dickens Jr.,
are spending Christmas in Chicago
with the latter's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Leroy Goforth. They expect
to be home New Year's Day.
Advertising doesn't cost, it PAYS!
Spending Christmas With Mother Spending Holidays With.Parents
Miss Norman Jean Lewis, who is Miss Hazel Burnette, a. student
attending school at Judson College, at Florid State University, Talla-
Marion, Ala., is spending the holi- lassee, is home to spend the holi-
day vacation with her mother, Mrs. day vacation with her parents, Mr.
Ethel Westbrook. n and Mrs. S. L. Barke.
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SHOP YOUNG'S FOOD STORE
It's an ideal time -
to wish for you all
the good things in life.
extend this holiday
greeting to all our friends.
St. Joe Luiber & Export Company
Kenny Mercantile Comipany
FRH:)AY, DECEMBER 24, 1948
THE STAR, PORT ST. JO-E, GUO-` COUNTY, FLORIDA
PAGEEIGT TE STR, ORTST.JOEGUL CONTY FLOIDAFRIAYDECEBER24,194
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There'll be no lack in Santa's pack if
you join the new Christmas Club NOW!
SChoose One of These Classes
Deposit Weekly Receive In 50 Weeks
I i ) S $ .25 . .. $ 12.50
.50.. ..... .. 25.00
i 1.00 ... 50.00
(0 w5.00 .. . 250.00
SFLORIDA BANK AT PORT ST. JOE
S Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
IN. CASH PRIZES
To Be Distributed At 4:00 P. M.
Today On the Vacant Lot Across
the Street From the Postoffice On
By the Port St. Joe Retail Merchants
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT!
FIRST PRIZE $500 IN CASH
SECOND PRIZE $200 IN CASH:
2 Prizes of $50 Each
8 Prizes of $25 Each
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.
When Sending Cards
The exchange of cheerful Christ-
mas cards between friends is one
of our most delightful Yuletide cus-
toms-and like all other social re-
lationships, it is governed by sim-
ple, common-sense rules of eti-
You may properly send your hol-
iday greetings to almost everyone--
business and professional associ-
ates, if you wish, as well as social
acquaintances and relatives.
Be sure to choose appropriate
cards, however. If Aunt Jennie is
a garden enthusiast, she'll probably
appreciate a beautiful flower print
more than a dozen Santa Claus de-
Cards with special ,titles, such as
"Merry Christmas, Mother," are
available for mothers, wives. sweet,
hearts and practically all relatives,
including the in-laws, and are a
mark of individual thoughtfulness.
If you can spare a moment or
two, pen a brief holiday note on
each card. It adds a warm sincer-
ity and a touch of your individual
personality to your Yuletide greet-
ings. Christmas time is a sentimen-
tal and nostalgic season for every-
one, and many a friendship has
been kept alive through the years
by the annual exchange of holiday
Colored ink is entirely proper
both for signing the card and ad-
dressing the envelope. provided it
harmonizes with the color scheme
of the card itself.
Signatures need not be formal,
except on engraved Christmas cards.
You may have your name neatly
printed if you wish, or take your pen
in hand and sign the greetings your-
self with a holiday flourish.
"Mr. and Mrs."
Married couples may omit the
"Mr. and Mrs.". if they prefer and
sign their cards simply "Paul and
Jenny Wilson." Either the hus-
band's name or the wife's may ap-
pear first.- Children in the family
rate a place in the signature, too.
In addressing the envelopes, it is
best to send one card to a husband.
and wife, and separate cards to oth-
er adult members of the family too.
As an alternative, one card may be.
mailed to the whole family if you
are careful to write the names of
each individual on the envelope, in-
cluding the children.
Use three-cent stamps for your
Christmas cards, following the rule
of good taste which says that first-
class friends deserve first-class
mail. It is entirely proper to write
Seeks Unusual Postoffices
SOur 'Christmas card this year re-,
ceived from Paul Johnson was post-
marked "NOEL, MO." Last year
the envelope bearing his card con-
veying us Yuletide greetings was
mailed from Santa Claus, Ind. Paul
seems to seek out the unusual post-
offices from Which to mail his an-
There are about 800 different
kinds of wood known to the timber
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mail. it.s eillrlJ.jy proeto write
your return address on the enve-
lope, to help friends keep tab on L L
changes of address.
Selecting attractive Christmas N
cards for each of your friends is a
delightful pre Christmas activity.
Don't treat it as a sober social re-
sponsibility. Plunge in with a smile
and the gay holiday scenes on the
cards will soon fill your heart with
Yuletide cheer and sentiment.
7 that your home is bleed'
0 oTY.I-IG.H =,with all the contentment
Possible during this
Once again, as the holiday season.
glow of the holiday '. W e're stopping
season envelops, ^ by with a cheery
the lnd, we extend greeting.
our friendliest greet-,
Ings and warmest
wishes for a joyous
Yuletide season. B. E. PARKER EDD. C. PRIDGEON
T Sheriff County Tax Collector
GEORGE CORE MRS. C. G. RISH
COMFORTER Clerk of Circuit Court Supervisor of Registration
FUNERAL HOME J. E. PRIDGEON SAMMY PATRICK
County Judge County Tax Assessor
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1948
THE STAR, PORT ST.. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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Santa Claus School
Trains Jolly Gents
In a colonial farmhouse at Alolon,
N. Y., there's a Santa Claus school
and it's the only educational insti-
tution of its kind in the world.
Graduates wear white wig and
whiskers, red suit trimmed in white
fur, wide white belt, and black
A course at the school prepares
the prospective Santa Claus to prop-
erly shake when he laughs like a
bowl full of jelly, remain calm when
a child glares and yells "there ain't
no Santa Claus" and maintain prop-
er diplomatic relations with a parent
*who thinks Santa has given her tot
Old and tarnished tinsel can be
made to look almost as bright as
new by washing it in warm soap
suds to which a few drops of am-
monia have been added. Dry tinsel
with a towel and hans it up t, finish
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BAPTIST CIRCLE TWO
ENJOYS XMAS PARTY
Circle Two of the Baptist W, M.
U. met Monday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. Dave Smith for the
Christmas party. Mr%. H. G. Har-
vey, program chairman, read the
Christmas story from Luke 2. A
brief business session was held, af-
which Mrs. W. J. Daughtry led in
While Mrs. Zola Maddox read a
Christmas poem. Mrs. Smith pre-
sented Mrs. Daughtry, circle chair-
man with a beautiful potted poin-
settia, and Mrs. J. D. Harrell was
also the recipient of a gift.
Yuletide decorations were carried
out in the living and dining rooms
and in the refreshments, which
consisted of fruitcake, open-face
sandwiches, salted nuts, candies
Next meeting of this circle will
be held with Mrs. S. J. Taylor.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Carr and little
daughter, Carolyn Lee, of Tuske-
gee, Ala., arrived Monday to spend
the Yuletide holidays with the C.
G. Costin family.
MRS. SMITH HOSTESS TO J. A.
M. CLUB AT YULE PARTY
The J. A. M. Club met Monday
night for its 21st annual Christmas
party and dinner with Mrs. Myrtice
Smith in her home on Williams Ave-
nue. The table was laid with a lace
cloth and centered with a lovely
potted poinsettia flanked by lighted
red tapers. Another novel Yuletide
feature were the gumdrop novel-
On arrival of the guests they
were served a delicious turkey din-
ner, buffet style, with all the trim-
mings, which was prepared by the
various club members. After each
had satisfied their appetites, the
gaily wrapped packages under the
tree were distributed and opened
for all to see. The hostess pre-
sented each member with a Christ-
mas corsage as a favor. The guests,
upon departing for their homes;
voted it a lovely evening. All mem-
bers of the club were present with
the exception of Mrs. Ned Gainous
and Mrs. Elaine Pridgeon.
Next meeting of the club will be
on January 3 with Mrs. Gladys
Boyer at her home on 4th Street.
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Most men are actuated by two
motives only-the drive, to get
money and the fight to keep it.
The Christ-child lay on Mary's lap,
His hair was like a light.
(0 weary, weary were the world,
But here is all aright.)
The Christ-child lay on Mary's
His hair was like a star.
(0 stern and cunning are the kings,
But here the true hearts are.)
The Christ-child lay on Mary's heart,
His hair was like a fire.
(0 weary, weary is the world,
But here the world's desire.)
The Christ-child stood at Mary's
His hair was like a crown,
And all the flowers looked up at
And all the stars looked down.
-G. K. Chesterton.
Hell's canyon of Snake river, the
nut meat turbulent Idaho river which often is
iohydrate, tagged the nation's "wildest river,"
d 56.3 per is 1,000 feet deeper than Grand
canyon of, the-Colorado.
If you ever drive
with y f ^/f.
with your family /^/
ANY DRIVER who takes the family out driving
should be glad to know that there is such a
tire as the Gulf Tire.
For we have every reason to believe that this tire
is one of the safest, most skid-resisting and longest-
wearing tires on the market today.
A look below will show you why:
The Gulf Tire runs cooler (and safer) at high
speeds because of a special ingredient in the rubber.
Less chance of blowouts and carcass fail-
ures with this Gulf Tire because a double breaker
strip cushions shocks.
Hundreds of sharp sawteeth help the Gull
Tire fight skids. Their flbx-wiping action breaks up
water film on wet roads.
7 ribs give the advantage of a "riding bar"
right down the center of the tire. Thus, just where
the load pressure is greatest, you ride on rubber-
not on a groove.
This tire can stand punishment, because
it has a stronger carcass with more cords and
stronger cords in every ply.
The tire lasts longer-wears more evenly,
edge to edge, for its flatter tread design spreads the
wear over wider contact area and over many
Sidewall shields protect the Gulf tire against
Warranty accompanies every Gulf Tire-is
honored by Gulf Dealers everywhere
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
o Greeting to
:. ,.all our friends
-" this Christmas
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look most attractive from the street.
The business district is also a
beautiful sight, particularly Reid
Avenue, which carries strings of
overhead lights from First to Fifth
Streets. Of particular beauty is a
seven-foot lighted star atop the
flagpole at the A. N. depot. And,
too, a large lighted tree with lights
blinking on and off intermittently,
set up by A. R. Tomlinson at his
Gulf service station, deserves a
All business houses have gor-
geously decorated windows loaded
with Christmas gifts, and the tree
erected by the Junior Chamber of
Commerce opposite the Miller Drug
Store adds a note of gaiety to this
festive season. This tree was the
scene late yesterday afternoon of
the annual visit of St. Nick to St.
Joe, and the genial old saint made
the small fry happy with gifts of
toys, nuts, fruits and candies.
Value of Walnut
The native black wall
contains 11.7 per cent carb
27.6 per cent proteins and
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLURIVA
FRIDAY,. DECEMBERt 24, 1948
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PAGE TEN THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1948
CARD OF THANKS Much Family Fun
We take this opportunity to thank
our many friends for their kind-' In Group GameS
ness in the death of our infant i
daughter, who passed away Mon- "Make it a real family Christmas
day. December 13. especially the this year by having Santa pack a
entire staff at the municipal hos- few hobby supplies or games into
pital. We also thapk the employes his pack that the whole family can
of the St. Joe Land & Development enjoy together." This suggestion
Co. for the beautiful flowers, comes from E. H. Regnier, a recre-
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Denton. ation specialist at the University of
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Danford. Illinois.
Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Rushing. There are many hobbies that can
Mr. and Mrs. J. IH. Danford. help build companionship between
parents and children. Mothers and
CARD OF THANKS daughters like jewelry construction
We wish to express our heart- and tapestry weaving. Dad and
felt thanks and appreciation to our Junior go in for model-making-air-
host of friends in Port St. Joe, Ap- planes, boats, trains and other
alachicola, Tallahassee. Pensacola t
and throughout the state for the items of special interest to the male
many acts of kindness shown dur- population.
ing the long illness and passing of Everyone enjoys operating a
our beloved wife, mother and aunt, printing press. Small presses turn
Mrs. Tessie Spear. These meant so out newspapers that have a real
much to her during her illness, and professional look. Shellcraft and
to us. We are thankful for our lo- woodburning are hobbies that pro-
yal and devoted friends. May God duce genuinely useful articles. For
bless you. family fun, rubber-tipped darts, in-
Emory M. Spear. door plastic horseshoes and marble
Adolph pear. games are excellent.
Freda Deen. "Christmas is a time of "togeth-
erness," says Regnier. "Let's cap-
Sporting New Truck italize on the situation by starting
P. D. Prows has discarded his a game or hobby that will encour-
ancient truck and bought a new age the same type of companion-
21/2,ton International truck from ship the year around."
the M. G. Lewis & Sons Garage,
local International distributors. It pays to advertise try it!
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
RATES-11/2 cents per word for one inser-
tion (count initials and figures as single
words); minimum charge 30 cents. Addi-
tional insertions of same ad take lower
rate. To eliminate bookkeeping, all ads
must be paid for at time of first insertion.
FOR SALE-Heater, wood or coal;
Singer sewing machine almost
brand new. Phone 71. 12-24*
OUTBOARD MOTOR-10 h.p. Mer-
cury motor; Holland plywood
boat and trailer. See H. S. Lilius,
phone 162 or 173. 12-3tf
GUEST CHECKS-(100 to pad).
Large, $6 per 100 pads; 10 pads,
75c. Small, $5 per'100 pads; 10 for
60c. Also. onionskin "COPY" second
sheets, $2.25 per package of 1000
(don't ask us to break a package).
THE STARl. 10-24tf
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
Beautiful Waterfront Lot for sale
*south of new Methodist Church.
For Sale-Three bedroom house,
with garage, $5400. Terms can
FRANK & DOT'S AGENCY
Registered Real Estate Broker
211 Reid Avenue Phone 61
FOR RENT-Cafe fully equipped
with dishes, cooking utensils, re-
frigerator, stove. Living quarters
in building if desired. E. M. Spear,
Bus Station, Port St. Joe. 1-7*
:FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
We now have a fully qualified
Registered Pharnmacits to fill
CARVER DRUG CO.
PHONE 27 12-10tf
FOR LONG DISTANCE MOVING
Call 94 or see Chris Martin, lo-
cal agent for VanHorn Transfer &
Storage Co. Complete estimates.
Prompt, courteous and efficient
WHILE YOU WAIT!
35c Each 2 for 50c
Brooks Hardware Company
For COMPLETE WEATHERSTRIP-
PING and Insulation Service see
R. -M. Spillers. Phone 83. P. 0. Box.
683, Port St. Joe. 12-24*
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1I-O.
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 & 6, M-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
4 days each month, 8:00 p. lm.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. Fennon
Talley, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
Our First Plate Glass
Capt. John B. Ford, several of
whose great-grandsons still are
associated with the glass business,
was the first American to make
Steel Pipes and Tubes
Last year the oil and natural gas'
industry received approximately
one-third of total shipments of steel
pipe and tubes.
Advertising doesn't cost, it PAYS!
WHITE HOUSE DOOR ... If you
were having Christmas dinner at
the White House this is what you'd
see as you approached it.
England has two towns with
Christmas names. Christmas Pie is
a small village near Guildford, Sur-
rey, while Christmas Cummon is
near Oxford and Henley.
Logs Ride in Trucks
Three-quarters of all logs and
lumber in the United States are
shipped entirely by truck.
GIVE yourself a Christmas present
-the gift of opportunity. Holiday
time is a good time to get set for
the future in a real career with the
new U. S. Army and U. S. Air Force.
Active life. Exciting work. Investi-
gate now. Call at 201 Harrison Ave-
nue.,Panama City, Fla. Technical
training. Free retirement plan. Se-
curity for the future. Recruiting of-
ficer in Port St. Joe Thursdays and
Friday at the postoffice.
WE HOPE YOUR
NEW YEAR START?
ON A CHEERFUL
NOTE AND HOLDS
THE TUNE ALL
C. S. MELVIN, Mgr.
AThei nw ly scent
o the Spirit of
Chntntas. It s
,at u,, i wi' for
S .v' all the joys
,,d blessings of
S ,/.'Y, Yuletide
THE LEADER SHOE
Plumbing GENERAL PLUMBING
REPARV SEWER CLEANING and REPAIR
SERVI. 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
K COMPLETE SERVICE
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
7k We recommend fire Insurance because its easy to start a fire
Here's the International Trained engine ing,
expert who turns out top-flight jobs in he's
our shop. When we say International paid
Trained, we mean trained in the best tenai
a!d latest servicing and repair practices to k<
according to International engine re- profi
building methods. We mean he's an engi.
expert in the use of International de- ly. C
si,,ned and approved machines for test- putti
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
repairing and reconditioning. And
out 'to make money for you! He's
to hold your operating and main-
nce costs to a minimum. His job is
eep your trucks in shape to roll up
table mileage ... recondition truck
nes completely, economically, quick.
2ome in and talk to us today about
ng his skill to work for you.
Phone 6 Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe, Florida
LI- d 31 Im
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY,.FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1943,