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"Port St. Joe -The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
VOLUME XII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1948 NUMBER 14
Mrs. Nell Mitchell
Takes Top Prize In
All Awards, With Exception
of $25, Remain In
After three months of expectant
waiting, residents of Port St. Joe
and neighboring communities gath-
ered on Reid Avenue opposite the
postoffice at 4 p. m. Christmas Eve
to hold their breath as $1000 in
cash awards (a profit-sharing plan
inaugurated by local merchants)
The names were drawn by little
4-year-old Sarah Kathryn Cumbie,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Cumbie, and, after being handed to
Jake Belin, who emceed the pro-
ceedings, were inspected by J. T.
Campbell, M. K. Hurlbut, Clarence
Pridgeon, Wayne Buttram, Emmett
Daniell, Robert Bellows and Durel
Brigman, members of the Retail
Merchants Association, who acted
A hush of expectancy hung over
the crowd as the first ticket was
drawn for the top award of $500,
and breaths were released in a
huge sigh as Belin announced that
Mrs. Nell Mitchell was the lucky
individual (Mrs. Mitchell was in
Milton visiting her parents at the-
time and was informed, by telegraph
that she had fallen heir to ,the
$500). The winner had made a pur-
chase at the Quality Grocery.
The $200 award went to Mrs. B.
F. Daughtry on a purchase from
Rich's Curb Market, and she was
right on hand to receive two crisp
$100 bills from Vic Anderson.
The two $50 awards went to Mrs.
Ferrell Allen on a purchase from
Roche's Gulf Investment Co., and
(Continued on page 8)
Fatal To R. Bailey
Dies At Hospital From Injuries Re-
ceived Week Previously
Funeral services were held Sat-
urday (Christmas Day) from the
Comforter Funeral Home with the
Rev. S. J. Allen officiating, for Rob-
ert Britton Bailey, who died Christ-
mas Eve at the municipal hospital
from injuries received the previous
Saturday night when the car being
driven by Charles Deckard collided
with the scooter he was riding to
work at the paper mill from his
home at Beacon Hill. Interment
was in Magnolia Cemtery at Apa-
lachicola. Pallbearers were Denver
Miller, W. D. Jones, Rush Chism, I.
C. Lupton, E. B. Young and Curtis
It is understood that Deckard's
car passed over Bailey's body after
he was thrown from the scooter.
.He was immediately rushed to the
hospital by Deckard, but failed to
regain consciousness during the
week he was there.
Bailey, 40 years of age, a native
of Pennsylvania, is survived by his
wife, Caline, and two children, Da-
vid 5, and Brenda 8, of Beacon Hill;
his mother, Mrs. Marion B. Bailey
of Hollis, L. I.; one brother, Alex-
ander C. Bailey of Atlanta, Ga., and
a sister, Mrs. L. S. Martz of De-
Maurice Fain of Bainbridge, Ga.,
was the guest of Miss Carolyn
Baggett during the holidays.
Santa Claus Gets
On Annual Visit
Passes Out Gifts To Some
1200 Cheering and
A throng of at least a thousand
kiddies and about half that num-
ber of adults gave Santa Claus a
rousing welcome Thursday after-
noon of last week on his annual
visit to Port St. Joe, sponsored by
the Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Old Saint Nick arrived at the
gayly lighted tree 'aboard the city
fire truck accompanied by a large
truck loaded with bags of candy,
fruits, nuts and toys, which were
distributed to the youngsters by
Mr. Claus and his two helpers, Jake
Belin and George Tapper.
. Bringing the Yule spirit to the
assembled throng, members of the
high school band under the direc-
tion of Bandmaster C. F. Harrison,
played a number of Christmas
After passing out some 1000 bags
at the tree on Reid Avenue, Santa
and his helpers went to the colored
quarters and made the youngsters
there a happy crowd.
, All in all, it was an enjoyable oc-
casion-not only for the youngsters
but for the adults as well--and the
Junior C. of C. is to be congratu-
lated for its efforts in putting on
this annual Santa Claus Day with
its. resultant development.. of a
friendly and happy holiday atmos-
St. Joe High Band All Set To
Play At Warren Inaugural
Plans have been completed for
seriding the local high school band
to the inauguration of Governor
Fuller Warren in Tallahassee next
Tuesday, with school buses to be
used for transporting the students.
The St. Joe band, under the di-
rection of C. F. Harrison, will be
among the 50 bands participating
in the mammoth inaugural parade.
HOME AT BEACON HILL
CONSUMED BY FLAMES
The Port St. Joe fire department
was called out at 2:45 a. m. Satur-
day in response to a phone call
from Beacon Hill, where the dwell-
ing of Mr. and Mrs. Angus Rhames
was completely destroyed by fire.
Mrs. Rhames and several of their
ten children were in Frink at the
time. visiting relatives. All of their
household goods and personal pos-
sessions were destroyed, including
a Christmas basket delivered that
day by the Moose lodge. The lodge
immediately made up another huge
basket for the relief of the ,burned-
Spend Christmas In Milton
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mitchell and
children spent Christmas in Milton
with Mr. Mitchell's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Wade Mitchell, and Mrs.
Mitchell's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Spend Christmas In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Cooper
and Mrs. Clyde Gentry and sons
spent Christmas in Ocklocknee, Ga.,
Visit In Pensacola
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Williams and
children were visitors Tuesday in
Pensacola with Mr. and Mrs. B. F.
Tripp and family.
City Commission Sets
Tax Levy At 23 Mills
Same Rate As Previous Year; Will
Raise $40,000 In Revenues
The city commission has set the
1948 tax rate at 23 mills, the same
figure as last year, which will raise
approximately $40,000 on an as-
sessed valuation of $1,746,000. Of
the ampunt derived from the taK,
$12,600 goes to interest and sink-
Budget for the ensuing year was
set up by the commission as fol-
lows: Street paving, $12,000; police
department, $10,000; executive de-
partment, $2,300; scavenger depart-
ment, $9,500; street lights, $1,200;
fire department, $5,200; legal ex-
penses, $500; office, $4,600; street
maintenance, $15,000; park -main-
tenance $3,500; audit, $600; con-
tingencies, $500; short time debts,
$8,400; hospital, $6,000; baseball
park, $5,000; interest on municipal
building bonds, $3,600.
Balance of the estimated budget
will be derived from licenses, fines
and forefitures and taxes on utili-
ties, amusements, cigarets and pe-
WATCH NIGHT SERVICES
A watch service will be held to-
night at the Baptist Church under
sponsorship of the Baptist Train-
ing Union, beginning at 10:30. All
interested are cordially invited to
A watch night service will also
be held at 11 o'clock this evening
at the Presbyterian Church. Re-
freshments will be served after the
service and everyone is cordially
invited. "Begin the new year with
prayer,' urges Rev. S. J. Allen, pas-
tor of the church.
Miss Alma Daughtry of Washing-
ton, D. C., and Sam Bruno of Vir-
ginia were guests during the holi-
days of the former's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Daughtry.
Largest Xmas Mails
Praises Patrons for Co-operation In
Wrapping and Early Mailing
Postmaster H. A. Drake reports
the largest Christmas mails ever
handled here and wishes to thank
the public for its fine co-operation
during the Yule period.
For the past several years the
Christmas mails throughout the na-
tion have increased considerably,
and early mailing by the public
each year has been urged by the
postoffice department. Mr. brake
states it was this early mailing
that helped to prevent his force
becoming swamped, as was the
case at some of the larger postof-
fices, and better preparation of
parcels as to packing, wrapping and
tieing was noticeable.
He added that while the postof-
fice here is not equipped with a
metered postmarking machine, the
stamp sales records indicate that
some 56,000 Christmas cards were
mailed at the office. He estimates
a somewhat lesser number were re-
ceived in incoming mails.
Although the nearby Highland
View postoffice was established as
an independent office January 1,
1947, and is now serving many fam-
ilies formerly patrons of the local
office, the gross postal receipts at
Port St. Joe are expected to ex-
ceed the 1946 figures by several
hundred dollars, which is an indi-
cation that our city is showing a
Takes Over Cafe
Mrs. Ferrell Allen Wednesday
took over Gene's Cafe adjoining the
A & P Store and will operate it in
future. She invites the public and
her many friends to drop in, even
if it's only for a cup of java.
Guests From Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sellers of Daw-
soil, Ga., are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Ross Hudson.
The old year is breathing out its
last hours in a hush of expectancy.
But in that quiet we know that
there are horns waiting to be
sounded, bells waiting to be rung,
hearts waiting to be lifted with
bright new hopes. May 1949
be a happy New Year for. you!
Dr. J. R. Norton
of Heart Attack
Is Stricken At Wewahitchka
While In Attendance On
Dr. Thos. Meriwether
Services were held here yester-
day at the Presbyterian Church for
Dr. J. R. Norton who died early Wed-
nesday morning at Wewathitchka
following a heart attack. Rev. S.
J. Allen conducted the services and
pallbearers were members of thd
Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club. 'The
body was taken to his home in Har-
rison, Ark., for interment.
Dr. Norton, 38 years of age at the
time of his death, had been practic-
ing in Port St. Joe for the past 10
years and had made a host of close
friends. He had been attending Dr.
Thos. Meriwether in Wewahitchka
for some time past and had made a
call at the Meriwether home Tues-
day evening. It is understood that
he was stricken while attending Dr.
Meriwether and passed away before
the arrival of Dr. Anderson of this
city, who had been called to ad-
minister to him.
The body was taken to a Panama
City mortuary and was brought to
this city at noon yesterday, with
services being held at 3:30 o'clock.
Dr. Norton is survived by his
mother, Mrs. Mary Norton of Har-
rison, Ark.; a young son and daugh-
ter, also of Harrison; three bro-
theri, Dennis '..:: ... .::, Oknlm
Clyde of Harrison, Ark., and Woody
of Harbison, Okla, and two sisters,
Gussie and Sue, both of Harrison.
Deceased was an active member
of the Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club,
of which he was past president, and
had served the past year as lieu-
tenant-governor of 'District Two
Moose Bring Cheer To
68 Families of County
Organization Expresses Thanks To
Those Who Aided In Work
The local Moose Lodge brought
Christmas cheer into 68 homes in
Gulf county this year when they
distributed baskets of food, fruits,
clothing and toys to needy families.
For several months the lodge had
been staging benefits of various
kinds to raise money for .the pur-
chase of foodstuffs and clothing for
the baskets and 'this, with dona-
tions of food, clothing and toys from
local citizens and business houses,
was distributed Christmas Eve and
Christmas Day by lodge members.
The lodge, through the columns
of The Star, desires to express its
thanks to the merchants and citi-
zens of Port St. Joe for their as-
sistance in this worthy project.
COMMISSION CALLS FOR BIDS
ON COURT HOUSE ADDITION
The board of county commission-
ers of Gulf county are calling for
bids on an addition to the court
house and jail at Wewahitchka to
cost between $20.000 and $22,000,
the bids to be opened at 10 a. m.
February 8, 1949.
Cost of the project will be .paid
off by a four-year levy not to ex-
ceed five mills on all taxable prop-
erty in the county.
In Texas On Business.
Alfred Joines left Christmas Day
for Houston, Texas, on a two week
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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Personals -- Clubs
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor.
- Churches -
Reception Wednesday Evening Honors Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Howell On 25th Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Birath were
hosts Wednesday evening, Decem-
ber 29, at a reception held at Hotel
St. Joe honoring the latter's par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Howell,
on their twenty-fifth wedding anni-
The banquet room where the
guests were entertained was attrac-
tively decorated with silver bells
and the mantel held a beautiful ar-
rangement of white gladioli and
asters,'flanked by tall white tapers
in silver holders. The lace-covered
table, holding the huge punch bowl,
was adorned with silver decora-
tions and tall white tapers in silver
holders. In an adjoining room the
gift table was laden with many
lovely and appropriate gifts mark-
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Otom of
Highland View announce the birth'
of a daughter, Sandra Joy, on Sun-
day, December 26.
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Oliver of
Warner Robbins, Ga., announce the
birth of a son, Gene Lamar, on
Monday, December 27.
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospitql)
Visitors From Alabama
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Otts and chil-
dren and Mrs. Mary Sexton of
Brownsville, Ala., are the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Sexton at
their home at Kenney's Mill.
Spends Week-end With Father
Miss Alma PT.-p. of Jacksonville
spent the week-end here as the
guest of her father, W. 0. Peters.
Tussy Wind and
Regular $1 size...now only
large $2 size...now $1
all prices plus fax
soothes rough, chapped hands
softens skin from head to toe
protects against weather
guards against complexion
doubles as a make-up
Come in or phone today
Sale for limited time only!
Miller's Drug Store
ing this silver anniversary. Miss
Edwina Howell, Mrs. S. L. Barke
and Mrs. William Shores rendered
appropriate music during the eve-
Assisting in serving, presiding at
the register and over the gift table
were friends and fellow mefibers
of the J. A. M. Club and Ordter ogf
Dainty cakes, candies and .punch
were served to the more than 75
friends who called dic'in' the eve-
ning to pay their i .~- ,irs to .the
Out-of-town guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Erbie Rowell of Panama City
and Mr. and Mrs. William Shores
and Miss Marilyn Barber of Cot-
MISS JOYCE SEXTON HOSTESS
AT CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY
The home of Miss Joyce Sexton
at Kenney's Mill was the scene of
a lovely Christmas Eve party when
she entertained about fifty of her
.friends and also honored her house
guest, Miss Gwen Clark of Pasca-
goula, Miss. The home was attrac-
tively decorated in the Yule theme.
After various forms of enteirtain-
ment had been enjoyed, the hos-
tess served dainty Christmas sand-
wiches, fruitcake and cokes to her -
On departing for their respective
homes, all voted it a lovely party
and wished the hostess a merry
GIBSONS HONORED ON 52ND
Mr. andPMrs. T. S. Gibson were
honored Christmas Eve with an an-
niversary birthday dinner given by
Mrs. C. L. Gibson, the occasion be-
ing the 52nd wedding anniversary
of the honorees and the 77th birth-
day of Mr. Gibson. The dinner was
highlighted by a three-tier anniver-
sary cake and a beautiful birthday
cake bearing 77 candles.
Enjoying this occasion with Mr.
and Mrs. Gibson were the C. L. Gib-
son family, the C. R. Smith family,
the James Wise family, Mrs. Med-
well Hill and Miss Joan Clenny.
ENTERTAIN FOR HIGH
SCHOOL CLASS OF '47
Mrs. James Wise and Miss Peggy
Wise were joint hostesses Tuesday
evening, December 21, at the form-
er's home, when they entertained
members of the class of 1947 of the
Port St.'Joe high school.
Gifts were exchanged, Christmas
carols sung and reminiscing of
days gone by enjoyed. Sandwiches,
brownies,, candies and punch were
served by the hostesses to their
THREE INTO ORDER
Melody Rebekah Lodge No. 22
held an initiation service Wednes-
day evening of last week at their
lodge room in the Masonic building
at which time three candidates, J.
M. Harris and Mrs. Estelle Griffin
of Wewahitchka and Watson Smith
of this city, received the degrees
of the order.
After the ceremony, refreshments
were served to all present.
Spend Week-end In Mississippi
Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Fairley and
I son P. B. Jr., spent the week-end
in Moss Point and Ocean Springs,
Miss., with relatives and friends.
Visiting Son and Family
Mrs. C. J. Buttram of Cottondale
is the guest this week of her son
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne
o We hail it
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with the spirit
''1j of sincere good
Phone 399 Port St. Joe
At the Churches
HIGHLAND VIEW METHODIST
Loyd W. Tubib; Pastor
10:00 a. m:n-Morning worship.
Church school following worship
Mass is held at St. Joseph's
Chapel the first Sunday of each
month at 8 a. m. Second third and
fourthh .Sundays at 10:15 a. m
Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:30 p. mn.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Eveningworship.
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:-F":,-R.ipr-t rarifin- Union.
*Prayer service Wednesday eve-
nings at 7:30 o'clock.
BEACbN HILL PRESBYTERIAN
4:00 p. im.-Worship service.
3:00 p. m.-Sunday school.
KENNEY'S MILL BAPTIST
Rev. W. B. Holland, Pastor
10:00 a. in.-Bible school for all.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:00 p. m.-B. T. U.
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
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer and
Send The Star to a. friend.
A Martin Theatre Port St. Joe, Fla. *
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
* CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
FRIDAY NITE 11:10 P. M. MONDAY and TUESDAY
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NEW YEAR'S EVE
"FIGHT NG MAD"'
Saturday New Year's Day
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NEWS and SPORT
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5
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THURSDAY and FRIDAY
January 6 and 7
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Tom Drake. Edmund Gwenn Janet Leigh :lassie'
LAST TIMES TODAY!
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METHODIST ME.NS CLUB
Ei'ECTS )EW OFFICERS
The Mep's Club ,of the Methodist
Church miet Tuesday evening at
the church for its "regular meeting
with the president, J. Lamar Mn-
Following the business of finish-
ing up the year's'work, officers for'
the ensuing year were elected as
follows: Fennon Talley, president;
J. L. Temple, vice-president; Cliff
Colley, treasurer; Wayne Buttram,
Plans were made for '49, and on
the fourth Tuesday in Janucry the
new officers will be installed and
take over their respective duties.
FIVE NEW MEMBERS
INITIATED INTO R. A.
The Junior R. A. boys of the Bap-
tist Church met Monday, Decem-
ber 20, for their regular meeting,
at which time five new members
were initiated into the union, being
W. L. Smith Jr., H. B. Henderson,.
Douglas Walters, Alvin Johns and
Julian Johns. Luther Cardin was
guesst speaker for the group at
Last. Monday the boys, accom-
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 194
and the ancient cemetery, each boy;
carrying a lunch and all enjoying a
Home From Holiday Visit
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Howell re-
turned home Tuesday night f rom
Lyons, Ga., where they visited rela-
tives during the holidays.
Here From Savannah
Mrs. C. C. Taunton and son
Pierce of. Savannah, Ga., are the
guests during the holiday season
of Mr. and Mrs. Roy "Bud" Gaskin.
Dr. Charles Reicherter
EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
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Open Tuesdays and Saturdays SERVICES
3:00 p. m. to 5:30 p. m. Sunday Afternoon 3:30
One Year Membership $1.00 At the Parish House
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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR Sermon By
Saturday: 9:30 to 10:30 a. m. J. LEO PATTON
Entertainment Refreshments A Cordial Invitation To Attend
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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! -
44. 4. 0
This is a good time, we
think, to pledge ourselves
to better serving you.
We appreciate past favors
and hope to merit your,
continued good will.
FLORIDA BANK AT PORT ST. JOE
MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
10 YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Ask Loan for Hospital
The city commissioners at their
meeting Tuesday night voted unan-
imously to file the necessary appli-
cation papers with the WPA for a
loan to construct a $50,000 hospital
here capable of accommodating 30
patients. Mayor Sharit stated that
the sponsor's share of $26,422 had
been assured, together with $15,000
for necessary equipment, and that
the project would not cost the city
one red cent. Upon this assurance,
Commissioners B. W. Eells and B.
A. Pridgeon gave their consent to
the filing of the application.
WPA Grant for Sewing Rooms
President Roosevelt, on Decem-
ber 23, approved a WPA project in
the amount of $23,307 to maintain
and operate the sewing rooms in
Gulf county for the ensuing year.
Budget Compiled; Tax Rate Set
The tax rate for the city of Port
St. Joe was set at 61/2 mills for the
coming year by the city commis-
sion, based upon a total assessed
valuation of $1,585,000, which will
raise $10,300 in revenues. The bud-
get, as approved, is as follows: Po-
lice department, $3900; scavenger
department, $1990; executive de-
partment, $2120; fire department,
$456; street lights, $900; office ex-
penses. $412; legal expenses, $300;
general salaries, $360; street main-
tenance. $2760; public improve-
ments, $3000; contingencies, $1500.
River Development May Aid City
Advocates of waterway develop-
ment are seeking federal approval
of a $25,000,000 project for the
Chattahoochee River to develop it
for transportation purposes as well
as for the production of hydroelec-
tric power. Should the federal gov-
ernment approve the plan, it would
aid materially in the development
of Port St. Joe, the logical outlet
to the Gulf through the intracoastal
Visitors From Macon
Mr. and Mrs. David Hinote of
Macon, Ga., spent a few days here
during the Yule season with the
former's sister and family, Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Lyons.
Send The Star to a friend.
May your year be
blessed by threes:
Happy Days! Fruitful Days!
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
Sales F 0 R D Service
Port St. Joe, Florida
Have Host of Holiday Guests
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Jones of Ken-
ney's Mill had as their guests dur-
ing the Christmas holiday their
son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
E. "Casey" Jones of Jacksonville;
their daughter and son-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. R. D. Evans of Mattoon.
Ill.; Mr. Evans' mother and sister,
Mrs. E. E. Evans and Miss Dena
Evans of Indianapolis, Ind. Miss
Dora Helen Jones, who had been
visiting her sister, Mrs. Evans, in
Mattoon, returned to her home here
after a visit of several weeks in the
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"Tips From Aeroes Our
Counter To Wiu
Vol. Ill Friday, December 31, 1948 No. 21
Mr- Ig ta '
DEAR SHOPPERS: New Year better prepared than
While we're taking inventory of ever before. We've been making
merchandise we find ourselves plans for months for 1949. New
counting other assets which are and interesting things will happen
neither seasonable or perishable, here during this year. Progress in
. Your patronage, goodwill and the past paves the way for greater
friendship has made us very happy progress in the future. Savings you
this year more too, it have made here mean greater say-
has made 1948 Boyles Department ings in the future. Pleasant shop-
Store's greatest year in Port St. ping youve had here will be even
Joe. Humbly and sincerely we ex- more pleasant in the future. We
press our heartfelt thanks and deep look forward with faith, hope and
appreciation to you, our customers pleasure. We are grateful for this
and friends. We've made an honest opportunity to render a service to
effort to serve you to the best of you, our customers and friends. We
our ability. We know we have pledge anew our very best efforts
made mistakes and failed to please in your behalf, as well as our own.
you at times. but we shall try to We expect only a return commen-
use these mistakes to promote bet- surate with faithful service ren-
ter service to you in the future. dered. We solicit your continued
The years we've had the privilege patronage on this merit only.
of serving you have been filled with We, at Boyles, join in wishing all
rich experiences which we believe a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
will prove to be mutually beneficial Yours On the Line for 1949,
in the future. We approach the R. GLENN BOYLES.
Port St. Joe, Florida
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FIDAY. DECEMBER 31, 1948'
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOIE, GUVi COUNTY, FLORIDA
i .. **"r-
Published Every Friday at 306 Williams Avenue,
Port St. Joe, Fla., by The Star Publishing Co.
W. S. SMITH, Editor
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postofice, Port St. Joe, Fla.. under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
One Year....... $2.00 Six Months....... $1.0O
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of eiror or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken -word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
THE "NEW" YEARt
The New Year will be a repetition of old ex-
periences, a re-enforcement of old laws, a reaf-
firmation of another common saying which is
that human nature changes little and human re-
lationships are much the same today as they
were when the first philosophical writer first set
his chisel to' work on the stone tablets whereon
were written the observations and records of that
far-off time when the human race first began to
discover the antiquity of the planet and the uri-
swerving laws that govern it.
We enter upon the New Year, to be sure, but
in it we shall be responsive to the same forces
as heretofore. We will be rewarded as we put
ourselves into harmony with divine statutes and
punished as we disregard them. There are but
two lamps by which our feet may be guided-
those of experience and conscience. If we profit
by one and hearken to the other, we shall avoid
many of the pitfalls that lie ahead-the same
old pitfalls, in the same old places, hidden in the
The Low Down
Editor The Starr:
I see where in that there check
-up on loyalty to our fare land that
2,110,521 govt. employes have bin
foundd above suspicion. Sumpin like
619 resigned when the check up
got a-goin'. The remaining' 4756 are
ain't sitting' so pritty-they are in
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IN THIS' i
ST. JOE ELECTRIC
fer more study.
But the main
same old manner.
If we play the game in accord with the rules
laid down by that "still, small warning voice
within," we shall escape the old retributions for
the same old errors that men and women have
been making for thousands of years.
GOVERNMENT AS A PRICE FIXE14
There is much to be said both for and against
the government's direct support of agricultural
prices, which makes it impossible for them to,
fall below a prescribed level. But, whether you
ate for or against the policy, you should under-
stand the influence it has on keeping the cost of
food, along with some other commodities, high.
The government recently spent $82,000,000 to
hold up egg prices-and disposed of the eggs it
bought at a loss of over* $24,000,000. Early in the
year it bought potatoes at $2.75 per hundred
pound bag and sold them back to farmers for
almost nothing, with the stipulation that they
could not be used for human, consumption: It
bought large quantities of raisins and honey to
keep the price high. And it has spent hundreds
of millions to prevent major farm crops, such as
grains and cotton, from falling in price below a
Price support will be continued under Pres-
dent Truman's administration, as everybody but
the eventual consumer favors it. However, those
who blindly blame processors, manufacturers
and their home town retailers for gouging the
public should realize how potent an influence it
is on the cost of living-particularly on the ne-
cessities of life. So, next time you go into your
grocery store and feel like denouncing the owner
as a burglar or a second Jesse James, keep that
in mind. The government is the most powerful
price fixer there is.
Funny thing about "civilization," it's a tough
baby-no matter what comes along, it always
gets over it eventually.
point in my ree-
serch today ain't on the loyalty
questshun of 2,110,521, it's on the
questshun, of where in Sam Hill
kin Uncle Sam find places to put
210,521 and have 'em earn their
We're a sorry lot iffen it takes
that meny govt. folks to keep us
in line. But whether we want these
guys to look after us or not, it
cuts no ice. There they are on the
payroll. And jist last week I got in
the mail a list of 415 pamphlets fer
the farmer and his wife-all of 'em
A steady flow
of happy days
all through the
New Year is our
wish for you.
turned out by them slide rule am-
atours up there in the agriculture
department. It's a kind of a insult,"
I calls it. Sendin' me 415 booklets.
as iffin I wuz none to alert or able
to run my own shebang. I resents
And these here expensive' and
excess govt. employes who've taken
us by the hand, as. iffen we were
simple, to lead us to the Promised
Land, they aint nowhere near the
w-^w sw- w
front gate-Utopia and that there
goldun entrance still ain't nowhere
Yours with the low down,
Not What It Seems
Our attention has been called to
a couple of lines in the story last
week on the Moose turkey shoot.
We said, "Sixteen lucky individuals
staggered happily home from the
shoot bearing beautiful gobblers."
. Does sound odd, doesn't ijt?
However, the marksmen had hAd
nothing to drink, we merely meat
that they, were staggering undey
the weight of those fat turkeys.
Now A Sergeant
We note in changing the address
of Carl Guilford, who is with the
air force in Alaska, that he has
been promoted from corporal to
It pays to advertise try it!
a New Year filled
with plenty of good
things for the people
of' this community.
We're happy and |
pro ud to be a part
of it. Best wishes!
B. E. PARKER EDD. C. PRIDGEON
- Sheriff County Tax Collector
GEORGE CORE MRS. C. G. RISH
Clerk of Circuit Court Supervisor of Registration
J. E. PRIDGEON SAMMY PATRICK
County Judge County Tax Assessor
ALL ALBOARD 0l(14( FOR THE
/I We want our wish of
I//// nodl I ink tn travel with A
A year V
brimming with, material and
spiritual good things for you.
FRIDAY, D.ECEMBER 31, 1948
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORrDA
'There's a gay carnival
^^^1rit abroad in the land,
poised on. the brink of the
New Year, As the
S annals of its pages are
recorded.' we,.tiust they
w 11 contain a- sagli of peace
an: aind x t .ieitij.
GULF SERVICE STATION
A. R. TOMLINSON
Cleveland Farm Clubs
To Train At Marianna
Twelve Cleveland Indian farm
clubs and about 400 minor league
players will be concentrated at
Marianna for spring training next
year, according to a press dispatch.
Officials expect the former army
air base to be in readiness by
March 10, when the first groups
arrive for a six-week period of in-
struction. Hank Greenberg will su-
pervise the training program.
The following teams will partici-
pate in the training program:
Class A-Wilkes Barre, Pa., and
Class B-Spartanburg, S. C., and
Class' C-Burlington, Iowa, and
Class D-Green Bay, Wis., Ba-
tavia, N. Y., Union City, Tenn., Iola,
Kan., Cordele, Ga., and Strouds-
Power Superintendent At Mill
We've just discovered that M. B.
Graham of Plymouth, N. C., about
a month or so back, took over the
position as power superintendent
at the paper mill, replacing S. L.
Towery, who lis now with the Ray-
onier Corporation at Fernandina.
Advertising doesn't cost, it PAYS!
Tliere's a .V .h
Year dawnmig -
year Whi:h, ic
trust, will lhlt
in store for You
and yours htaih,
pospentv m un.
bounded meanmre. l. ; "
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CHOCK FULL OF
THE BEST OF EVERY-
THING IS OUR
NEW YEAR WISH
GULF HARDWARE AND SUPPLY
MAY YOUR TABLE
BE FILLED WITH
GOOD FOOD AND
THROUGH THE YEAR __
THAT LIES AHEAD.
In the traditional carnival atmosphere
of.New Year's Eve, we pause at the .
magic stroke of 12 to turn the
leaf on Young Mr. 1949.
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For all of you, on this joyous
occasion, we wish
happiness and prosperity
in the coming year.
St. Joe Paper Company
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1948
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
TO THE EDITOR
Dear Editor Bill:
Enclosed you will find check for
$2.00 as down payment on a three
months' subscription at $127.15. I
can't pay all this at once during
Christmas, since I have to pay
I can't afford to miss The Star,
since it is my only way of keeping
check on my friends in good old
St. Joe. Port St. Joe can
truthfully claim the friendliest peo-
ple in the world. We sure miss
Give our regards to the wife, and
here's wishing you and her and all
our friends there a Very Merry
The successful merchant passes
through three stages: (1) Adver-
tising (2) selling (3) retiring.
. on security can be yours in a
worthwhile career with the new U.
S. Army and U. S. Air Force. Steady
employment. Job training. Free re-
tirement plan. Educational advant-
ages. For the ladies, a career in the
WAC or WAF. Your recruiter is
eager to tell you the full story. See
him now at 210 Harrison Avenue,
Panama City, Fla. A new lease on
your life. Recruiting officer in Port
St. Joe at postoffice each Thursday
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bounds and
daughter of Macon, Ga., visited
here Monday with Mr. and Mrs. A.
D. Lawson and other friends.
Time whirls on in its
inexorable flight. We trust
the New Year will see
all your most cherished
May that be
your lot in the
hopes come true.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We're hoping for a.-
few more smiles for '9a
all of us as we look .
forward to another
year with you 9 .,
ROCHE'S GULF INVESTMENT
COUki 15 GOM
catiitt5 to exteU4
besf wishes lot C
HAPPY NEW YEAR
This is the time, old
friends meet, so we re
in line to wish you well.
Wee hope the coming
year brings fulfillment of
your fondest hopes.
St. Joe Lumber & Export Company
YOUNG'S FOOD STORE
Kenny Mercantile Company
To ALL OUR FRIENDS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 194&.
Fr IA .....H R. .P .. ST JO. CO Y
Star Classified Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost!
: On Innersprings and Box Springs
* We make any kind of Mattress, Venetian Blinds, *
Awnings (canvas, redwood or aluminum).
DIXIE MATTRESS COMPANY
L. J. "Red" Herring, Mgr. Next To Brooks Sporting Goods
PHONE 223 EASY CREDIT
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I There are more riches in
9 the simple, joyous arrival
of a New Year than any
golden coffers can hold.
We choose some of them
for you in 1949-health,
i B peace of mind, security
and the love and respect
7 of your friends. In short, a
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
J. Lamar Miller's Standard Station
and Bulk Plant
Warren Names County
Supporters As Colonels
Eighteen Persons From Gulf Will
Serve Oh Staff During Term
Governor- Elect Fuller Warren
has announced the names of those
chosen to serve on his official staff
during his four-year tenure of of-
fice, an on the list are 18 of his
staunch Gulf county supporters.
Members of his staff, chosen from
close personal friends and politi-
cal supporters, will hold the honor-
ary rank of lieutenant colonel in
the state militia.
In forming his staff, Warren em-
phaisized that because of the ex-
pense involved, no official uniforms
will be worn, but instead, each
member will be furnished with an
arm band designating that he is an
officer on the governor's staff. This
insignia will be worn at all official
Those named to the' official gov-
ernor's staff from Gulf county, and
who are planning to journey to Tal-
lahassee for the inauguration next
Tuesday are George Tapper, Mrs.
SBasil E. Kenney, Charlie McClellan,
Fred Maddox, Harry McKnight, Sol
Shirey, Gene Holley, Otto Ander-
son, Dr. A. L. Ward, C. G. Costin,
Fritz Scheffer and Buster Owens,
of Port St. Joe; Floyd Lister, Roy
Rish, Dave Gaskin, C. F. Hanlon
and Violet Gaskin of Wewahitchka,
and E. Clay Lewis (now a resident
of Panama City.
The House Must've Been Crowded
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Buttram had
as guests over the holidays Mr. and
Mrs. Glenn Buttram and three chil-
dren of Slocomb, Ala., Mrs. C. J.
Buttram and Miss Blanche Buttram
of Cottondale, and Mr. and Mrs.
James Hubbard Jr., and two chil-
dren of Rockford, Ala.
Return To Home In Atlanta
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Palmer and
children left Wednesday to return
,to their home in Atlanta, Ga., after
a visit of several days here with
the former's mother and sister, Mrs.
C. M. Palmer and Miss Jimmy
Spends Christmas With Daughters
Jimmy Greer returned home Sun-
day night from Cusetta, Ga., where
he spent Christmas with his daugh-
ters, Miss Judy Greer and Mrs.
Frank Manuel and family, and with
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Zackry.
This Gulf Tire can stand up to
rough roads and take real punish-
ment. Here's why:
The Gulf Tire has a consider-
?biy 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
A MoPs NE SS"er
LOCATED 321-323 REID AVE.
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Make plans now to visit this ultra modern food store the first shopping
day in the new year. You'll be glad you did because A&P's policy of
low prices every day in the week saves you money.
--- WATCH FOR OUR AD NEXT WEEK---
* 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 i ibber, not on a groove!
" At high speeds, the tire runs cooler (and safer) because
of a special ingredient in the rubber.
* Sidewall shields protect tire against curbstone bruises
* Warranty accompanies every Gulf Tire-is honored by
Gulf Dealers everywhere!
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
Phone 37 Port St. Joe, Florida
ter a pleasant visit here with his day here with Mr. and Mrs. J. 0.
schoolmate, Ashley Costin. Baggett.
If you drive
on Rough Roads-
READ THIS ABOUT THE GREAT GULF TIRE
EXPECT TO START WORK'
SOON ON NEW CITY HALL
It is hoped by city officials that
construction will begin about the
middle of January on the new mu-
nicipal building to be erected on
the corner of Williams Avenue and
The work will be done by the
Alabama Construction Company of
Ozark, Ala., on a bid of $81,781.
Andre Brewton returned to his
home in Panama City Tuesday af-
"A friend loveth at all times"-
Ps. 17:17. We wish to. thank our
friends in Port St. Joe for the nice
Christmas cards. We appreciate be-
ing remembered so much:
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Owens,
Visitors From St. Pete
Mr. and Mrs. J. B1. Henning and
daughter Frances of St. Petersburg
were guests during the holidays of
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Strange.
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Allen and sons
, of Millville spent Sunday and Mon-
_ ~h-lsaae~a~ sa~ba-~s~
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLUAIDA
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GIVE SUBSCRIPTIONS AS GIFTS
The publisher of The Star did not
push the sale of subscriptions to
this rag as Christmas gifts, but
despite that, 16 regular subscribers
gave gift subscriptions to friends
and neighbors. As one of
them said, "This is the best way I
know of to keep from
coming over and borrowing my pa-
per before I get to read it."
Visiting during the holidays with
Mrs. Verna Smith and Miss Sara
Kelly were Mr. and Mrs. Homer
Cain, Miss Mamie Kelly and Mr.
and Mrs. Wilbur Schramm, all of
Have Guest From Alabama
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. McClellan had
as their guest last week-end Alex
Thomas of Eufaula, Ala., a nephew
of Mr. McClellan.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Saliva and
daughter of Dothan, Ala., spent the
week-end here with the latter's par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cook.
Have Holiday Guests
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Vanlanding-
ham had as their guests during the
holidays Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Cason
of Crestview. Mrs. Vanlanding-
hanm's father, J. A. Cason, who
makes his home here, returned to
Crestview with the Casons for a
Visit Daughters and Sisters
Mrs. Carrie Amos of Panama
City and Cpl. Francis Amos of Ft.
Knox, Ky., were guests over tihe
holidays of their daughters and sis-
ters, Mrs. Carl Oliver and Mrs.
Wayne Buttram anil families.
Attend Norton Services
R. S. Carver and son R. S. Jr., of
Live Oak were here yesterday to
attend the funeral services of Dr.
J. R. Norton.
Spend Xmnas Day In Millville
Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Baggett and
the Misses Alma and Carolyn, Bag-
gett spent Christmas Day with Mr.
and Mrs. L. L. Allen and sons at
Star 'Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
RATES-1% cents per word for one inser-
tion (count initials and figures Is single
words); minimum charge 30 cents. Addie
tiosal insertions of same ad take lower
rate. To eliminate bookkeeping, all ads
must be paid for at time of first insertion.
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 3-room unfurnished
apartment, with private bath.
1317 Long Avenue. Mrs. W. A.
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 Apartmen4ts. tf
LOST AND FOUND
for the return of one plat-
inum bracelet, containing
109 diamonds and 28
genuine blue sapphires.
Return to The Star. 1-14*
We now have a fully qualified
Registered Pharmacits 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 and
Sporting Goods Co.
For COMPLETE WEATHERSTRIP-
PING and Insulation Service see
R. M. Spillers. Phone 83. P. 0. Box
683, Port St. Joe. 12-24*
Advertising doesn't cost, it PAYS!
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1.-0.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
nesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic hall.
All members urged to attend; visit-
ing brethren invited. James Greer
N. G.; W. C. Forehand, Secretary.
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 Fri-
SG.- days each month, 8:00 p. nM.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. Fennon
Talley, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
Plumbi* GENERAL PLUMBING
REPAIR SEWER CLEANING and REPAIR
G. W. BRODNAX
PHONES 268 OR 11
Title Insurance Real Estate Loans
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
TOMLINSON ABSTRACT COMPANY, Inc.
Telephone 364 Agent: Title & Trust Company of Florida
LeHARDY'S BAR T O U .
WE HANDLE LL TYPES OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
We recommend fire Insurance because its easy to start a fire
Is Well Under Way
Inaugural Platform and Parade Re-
viewing Stand Near Completion
The hammer and nail work for
Fuller Warren's inauguration as
governor, to be held at Tallahas-
see, began Monday of this week and
is rapidly nearing completion.
A huge inaugural platform, 140
by 41 feet, capable of accommodat-
ing 850 persons, is being built on
the east steps of the capitol, to-
gether with the reviewing stand for
the big parade on January 4.
Nearby, tables and other equip-
ment to be used for the big free
barbecue have been set up to feed
an estimated 30,000 persons. There
will be 40 serving lines at the 'cue,
each capable of handling 500 per-
sons an hour. A special corps of
cooks will begin barbecuing 30,000
pounds of beef and 10,000 pounds
of pork Sunday in pits covered by
a huge tent loaned for the occasion
by the Ringling Brothers Circus of
Governor Caldwell will deliver
his farewell address shortly after
11 o'clock, Warren will be sworn
in at 12 noon, and the barbecue
will start about 12:45 p. m. The
parade is expected -tof get under
way at 3 p. 1m.
Governor Warren and his sister,
Miss Alma Warren, will have open
house at the governor's mansion
during the afternoon, and four in-
augural balls will bring the cere-
monies to a close Tuesday night.
MRS. NELL MITCHELL
(Continued from page 1)
to Mitchell Pitts on a purchase
from Boyles Department Store.
Awards of $25 went to Mrs. C. T.
Price of Houston, Texas, on a pur-
chase from Schneider's Department
Store; Mrs. Jennie Mae McKinnon.
on a purchase from Miller's Drug-
Store; Charles Pate of Kenney's
Mill, on a purchase from the St.
Joe Hardware Company; E. M.
Walker, on a purchase from the St.
Joe Motor Company; A. V. Bate-
man, on a purchase from Rich's
Curb Market; Rufus Walden of
Highland View, on a purchase from
Boyles Department Store; Dewey
Davis, on a purchase from Danleys
Furniture Store, and Mrs. James
Lindsay, on a purchase from the
Quality Grocery and Market.
This profit-sharing plan was so
successful that the local merchants
are considering making it an an-
Visitors From Wewa
Mrs. Alfred Joines and son Fred-
die returned Monday from a visit
in Wewahitchka. They were accom-
panied home by Mr. and Mrs. L. C.
Joines, who will also visit with Mr.
and Mrs. Chauncey Costin while
What GOES INTO A
T HE ingredients your doctor.
orders, of course; but also
there goes the scientific knowl-
edge and skill of experience-of
our expert pharmacists. That's
why you may bring prescriptions
to-us with confidence. .
Have your prescription com-
pounded by a Graduate Phar-
macist of an accredited
School of Pharmacy
JOHN ROBERT SMITH
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
PHONE 5 PORT ST. JOE
Former Residents Visit
Claude "Buddy" Strickland and
wife of.Broxton, Ga., former resi-
dents of this city, spent the holi-
days here and in Highland View
visiting the A. W. Thomas and Wise
families and calling on old friends,
all of whom were glad to see them
again. Mr. Strickland is employed
as head filer at the Coleman Lum-
ber Company of Broxton.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Bryan of Mo-
bile, Ala.. were recent guests of
Rev. and Mrs. Loyd Tuhb. They
were accompanied to Abbeville and
Montgomery Wednesday by Loyd
Bryan Tubb for a short visit.
Spend Christmas Here
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Horn of Mont-
gomery, Ala:, spent the Christmas
week-end here with the Brooks and
Creech tribes. W. L. caught up on
his fishing while here.
A"' THFJOYS OF
S[t,' 77 SEASON
$.S 'TY WITH
THE LEADER SHOE
Guests From Tennessee
Mr. and Mrs. James Daniell and
children of Winchester, Tenn., ex-
pect to return to their home today
after a visit of several days here
with Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Daniell and
Spending Holidays With Parents
Miss Carolyn Baggett will return
to Chattahoochee Sunday, where
she is a member of the high school
faculty, having spent the Christ-
mas season here with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Baggett.
Guests From Tallahassee
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Drake had as
their guests Wednesday Mrs. L. B.
Nelson and Mrs. Homer Godwin of
It pays to advertise- try it!
S. U-';:- looking
S ,rwuarj t 1d, i coming
( yjr ittlh optimism.
a rI \\. IrvU to do
,', .'; ", arid we
hi d. /,yr ,u every
'... ',c possible.
Here's how to hold down the expense of truck clutch trouble.
See us about factory reconditioned replacements whenever
clutches show signs of wear. You get new clutch service from
our reconditioned clutches, and you buy them for much less
than new clutch cost. The same goes for all our reconditioned
units-brake shoes, crankshafts, carburetors, generators, and
Many others. Take advantage of this money-saving
opportunity now. And see us for complete truck
maintenance service-any make or model.
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1948
rHE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA