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'VOLUME XII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA. FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1949 NUMBER 24
Costs Tripled In
Past Eight Years
School Cost Per Pupil Jumps
From $63.25 In 1940 To
$171.65 In 1948
Figures for 1948 just released
show that the cost of government
in Florida has tripled in the period
from 1940 to 1948, and that the cost
per pupil in the school system has
risen 271 per cent.
In 1940 the total government cost,
state, counties and schools, came
to $95,807,704, while in 1948 it was
Total tax'bill for Florida, includ-
ing federal taxes collected, state,
county and municipal government
expenditures, and schools for the
year 19,40 came to $211,543,582, and
-in 1948 were $776,413,550.
Biggest take from the taxpayer
was by the federal government,
which in 1940 collected $77,735,870
.and in 1940 raked in $461,166,820.
Per capital income of the people
-of Florida in 1940 was $523, and
-comparing the ratio of government
cost to total income it amounted to
$111.49 per person, or 21.3% of the
total income. In 1948 the per capital
income had jumped to $1,010 (not
,quite double), while the per capital
cost of government came to $345.05,
or 34.4% of total income.
County school expenditures in
1940 amounted to $25.1677.T and a.
total of 39,,00: ,plmit"T were en-
rolled-a cost of $63.25 per pupil.
In 1948 the total'cost of operating
,county schools came to $77,054,355,
with but 448,908 pupils enrolled-a
cost of $171.65 per pupil, or an in-
crease of 271%.
General county operating costs
for the state did not show such an
increase during the eight-year pe-
Tiod, being slightly more than
double. Total cost of county gov-
'.ernments in 1940 was $16,587,813,
and in 1948 was $35,991,464.
Last Rites Sunday for
Mother of J. J. Clements
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Clements and
daughter, Sara Nell, were called to
Kinard Sunday to attend the last
rites at the Cypress Creek ceme-
tery for Mr. Clements' mother, Mrs.
Judith Lelia Clenients, who passed
away March 3 after a lingering ill-
ness at the home of her son, W. D.
Clements, in Tampa.
Mrs. Clements, 81 years old at
the time of her death, is survived
by five sons, T. P. Clements of Bris-
tol, J. J. Clements of this city, W.
D. Clements of Tampa, A. C. Clem-
ents of Jacksonville and Olin Clem-
ents of Fort Pierce, Fla; three
daughters, Mrs. Ethel Smith of Bay
Harbor, Mrs. Carrie Hill of Panama
City, and Mrs. T. L. Whitfield of
Tampa: 31 grandchildren and 24
Attending the funeral from here,
other than Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Clem-
ents and daughter, were Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Grimsley, Mr. and Mrs.
Milton Chafin and children, Mrs.
W. J. Daughtry, J. W, Plair and
Return From Visit In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Cooper
and Mrs. Clyde Gentry and children
returned Wednesday from Macon,
Ga., where they visited Mr. and
Mrs. George L. Cooper. On the side
George picked up a couple of coun-
try-cured hams and a gallon of
syrup from relatives&
Chafin Elected As Head
of Paper Makers Local
At the annual election of officers
of St. Joe Local No. 379, held Thurs-
day night of last week, W. M. Cha-
fin was named as president of the
Other officers. elected were Bert
Munn, vice-president; Cecil Hewitt,
recording secretary; A. V. Bate-
man, financial secretary; W. B.
Richardson, treasurer, and 1. C. Lup-
ton, W. J. Herring and C. F. Gaut-
City Will Submit Two
Local Laws During
One Will Continue Gas Tax; Other
Seeks County Assistance for
Two proposals have been drawn
up by the' city commissioners of
Port St. Joe, in the form of local
laws, for submission to the coming
session of the legislature.
One would continue the one cent
per gallon tax on gasoline or other
like products of petroleum sold or
stored within the city limits. This
measure has been re-enacted dur-
ing the last two legislative sessions.
The other measure will .request
a local act authorizing the board
of county commissioners of/ Gulf
county to appropriate the sum of
$8,464.26. to the city of Port St. Joe"
for the aid and operation of the
Port St. Joe N uqieciml. Hospital.'
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Boyles Department Store
Is Observing Anniversary
Gleen Boyles is whooping and
hurrahing over tfe fact that this
month he is observing the third an-
niversary of the Boyles Department
Store, which first saw the light of
day on March 1, 1946.
Many birthday specials are being
offered, and Glenn has really gone
on a spree and will observe this
momentous event during the bal-
ance of the month with many spe-
A free gift is waiting at the store
for% every school boy and girl in
the city. Go get 'em, kids!
Speaker To Tell of
South American Trip
Dr. John McGuire of Jacksonville,
executive secretary of the Baptist
state mission board, will be at the
Baptist Church next Sunday night
at 7:30 and will deliver an address
on a recent trip he made to South
The public is cordially invited to
attend and hear this inspiring
TELEPHONE COMPANY GETS
RATE BOOST AT HOSPITAL
The St. Joseph Telephone & Tele-
graph Company has been author-
ized by the Florida Railroad and
Public Utilities Commission to in-
crease its charges for services to
the state hospital at Chattahoochee
from $18.75 a month to $123.
The commission said the present
monthly charge is "unjustly and un-
reasonably discriminatory" against
other subscribers. The hospital op-
erates its own switchboard, but has
six trunk lines connected with the
St. Joe company's switchboard at
Mrs. B. B. Conklin is visiting in'
St. Andrew with' her mother, Mrs,
M. R. Thompson.
First Annual Meet
of Gulf Coast Co-op
Is Set for April 9th
To Enjoy Luncheon and Entertain-
ment and Name Board of
Directors for Year
Saturday, April,9, will be a big"
day for members of the Gulf Coast
-Electric Co-operative, for they will
gather in Wewahitchka for the first
*annual meeting of.the membership.
Members of the co-op are people
receiving electric ;service from the
co-operative who have paid in the
$5 membership fee.
Schedule for the, day has not yet
been completely Worked out, but
dinner will be served and plenty of
entertainment provided. There will
be demonstrations on the use of
electrical appliances, some on how
to convert old appliances, and vari-
ous exhibits. Prizes donated by elec-
trical equipment companies and lo-
cal stores who count co-operative
members as their' customers and
friends will be given away during
During the business session the
members *ill vote on the nine
members of the board of directors
who, for the next year, will repre-
sent the various districts of Gulf,
Bay, Calhoun and Wdshington coun-
ties served by the co-operative, and
on any other business brought be-
for the meeting.
Senior Ctma Planning
Tour of Two Colleges
Giving Supper Tonight At School
To Raise Funds
By MEMORIES PORTER
The senior class of the Port St.
Joe high school is trying to raise
money to go on a college orienta-
tion tour of the two state universi-
ties during the week of March 23
to acquaint them with the general
activities of college life.
At the University of Florida in
Gainesville a special tour has al-
ready been planned for these stu-
dents by some of the university of-
ficials during which the students
will be conducted through the uni-
versity buildings, libraries, labora-
tories, classroom, campus, etc. The
recreation center in Gainesville has
also welcomed the idea of having
the group and has planned' special
interesting activities by which the
students will have the advantage
of meeting fellow students and pos-
sible future college classmates.
It is hoped the public will back
this idea, which will mean much to
the students concerned, and that
this interest will be shown in the
purchase of tickets for the supper
tonight, which will take place at
the school cafeteria.
It is also hoped that any other
project which the class -may at-
tempt to sponsor will meet with
COX TAKING COURSE IN
Bert Cox has returned from Dal-
las, Texas, where he has success-
fully completed a basic course on
insurance marketing at Southern
Methodist University. The institute
at Dallas is one of two such schools
in the nation, the other being at
Purdue, Ill. Both offer professional
training in insurance marketing
over a one-year period.
Bert will return to the university
on November 21 for the nextphase
of the course, which covers busi-
ness insurance, taxes and estate an-
Religious Survey of City
To Be Conducted Sunday
The Protestant ministers of Port
St. Joe desire to remind residents
of the city of the joint religious sur-
vey to be made Sunday afternoon
between the hours of 2 and 4.
The co-operation of everyone ini
this project is needed and sought.
and everyone is asked to be at
home at the time of the survey, if
Those not contacted Sunday will
be visited on Monday.
Hannon Named Fund
For Red Cross Drive
Meeting of Workers To Be Held
Tuesday Night At Hotel
The Red Cross drive for Gulf
county has been slow in getting un-
der way this, year, but yesterday
Wayne Buttram, county chairman
for the 1949 drive, announced that
Frank Hannon will be in charge of
the fund campaign for the county
and will name his co-workers.
A meeting of fund campaign
workers will be held Tuesday night
at 8 o'clock at Hotel St. Joe, and
Chairman Hannon urges all inter-
ested people to attend, and is ask-
ing for full co-operation of every-
one in this great cause.
New Plymouth To, Go On
Display Here Next Week
The new line of Plymouth auto-
mobiles, with outstanding mechani-
cal improvements, and up-to-the-
minute styling, will make their ap-
pearance in Port St. Joe next Fri-
day at the McGowin Motor Co.
.Streamlined and completely rede-
signed, the new Plymouth contains
a 97 h. p. engine which is smoother,
livelier and more economical. The
wheelbase has been increased for
a better ride and more stability but
at the same time the overall length
has been reduced for ease of hand-
ling. The new bodies provide more
interior room for passengers and
the car's appearance reflects a
complete change from last year's
St. Joe Motor Has Modern
The St. Joe Motor Company has
just completed installation of an
up-to-date upholstering and glass
shop in order to, give rapid service
The shop is in charge of Claude
Humphrey, who comes here from
Greenville, Ala., and has more than
five years experience behind him
in this work.
The new department carries a
complete line of upholstery fabrics
in fibre and plastic, and is com-
pletely equipped for installing auto
glass and carries on hand at all
times a complete stock of glass.
Have Number of Guests
Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Baggett had
as their guests Monday J. M. Bag-
gett of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Mr.
and Mrs. Frank' Keeler of Pensa-
cola, and Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Al-
len and twin sons, Lucius and Lau-
ren, of Millville.
Attends Funeral Directors' Meeting
W. P. Comforter attended a dis-
trict meeting of the Funeral Direc-
tors' Association of West Florida
held last Friday at the Chipola ho-
tel in Marianna.
Sales Tax; Says
He Will Veto It
Points Out That 74.4% of
State's Revenue Comes
From Special Taxes
-Governor Warren stated Monday
that he will veto any general sales
tax, and do his "utmost to sustain
the veto" should such a levy be
passed by the 1949 legislature.
His complete statement, received
by The Star, is as follows:
"I am against a general sales tax.
I shall do everything possible to
persuade the legislature not to
pass a sales tax. Should this unfair
and unjust tax be passed by the
legislature, I shall veto it, and then
do my utmost to sustain the veto.
'The people of Florida already are
paying a tremendous sum of money
in. special sales taxes. Special sales
taxes, sometimes called consump-
tion taxes, account for 32.9% of all
the taxes collected by the state of
Florida. These special taxes, plus
the taxes on motor vehicle opera-
tors, add up to 74.4% of all state
revenues. Thus it can be seen that
the overwhelming weight of the tax
load in Florida is carried by low in-
"The rulers of Florida for the
past 25 years have contrived to pile
most of the tax load on people least
able to pay taxeoi and have erected
"a waft of exernmpin hata rd the
wealthy. This violates the soundest
and fairest principle, of- .taxation,
that taxes should be levied accord-
ing to ability to pay.
"I would remind those who are.
trying to whip up support for a
general sales tax that of the 27
states having such a tax, 20 also
have an income tax. And even more
ominous for those who are agitat-
ing for a general sales tax, is the
fact that 15 states have income
taxes but no general sales tax. In
those states having both taxes, the
income tax was usually the first to
"A word to the wise should be
sufficient. And the sales taxers are
again reminded that, with a veto
assured, it will take a two-thirds
vote to enact a general sales tax."
Blackwater Is Working
In Gulf County Canal
The U. S. Army Engineer dredge
Blackwater this week began main-
tenance dredging operations in the
Gulf county canal running from the
Gulf to the intracoastal waterway
and mariners are requested to ex-
ercise caution while traversing the
They are asked to approach the
dredge at a slow speed, carefully
observe the location of the pipeline,
blow passing signals and not at-
tempt to pass until signals are an-
swered by the dredge. Proper sig-
nals will be displayed from the
dredge, pipeline and attendant plant
at all times.
Pledged To Fraternity
Gale Traxler of this city was one
of 14 University of Florida students
pledged by Gamma Theta chapter
of Sigma Chi fraternity at the open-
ing of the second semester at the
Child Labor Law Information
Anyone interested in any infor-
mation or questions in matters per-
taining to the child labor laws are
asked to contact Principal Marvin
Rooks at the local school.
Junior Woman's Club To
Sponsor Benefit Show
The Junior Woman's Club met
Tuesday in the club rooms for its
regular. meeting, with Mrs. Dan J.
Brooks, second vice-president, pre-
During the business session it
was decided to send a box of used
children's clothing to the orphan-
age at Pensacola, and Mrs. I. W.
Duren was named as chairman of
the collection drive. Anyone having
clothing to contribute are asked to
call Mrs. W. P. Gilbert, Mrs. Frank
Hannon or Mrs. Duren.
Mrs. Brooks introduced Mrs. Ora
Norvell, who is here to instruct a
home talent show, "Laff It Off," to
be sponsored by the club for the
benefit of the Memorial Library.
Mrs. Norvell gave a vivid descrip-
tion of the ten-scene show, which
promises to be an evening of fun
for young and old alike.
Mrs. Ben Dickens Jr., program
chairman, then presented the Rev.
Lee Graham, who gave an interest-
ing and inspiring talk on "Youth In
Jimmy D.. Ramsey, accompanied
at the piano by Miss Edwina How-
ell, sang "The Holy City," and a
piano solo, "Deep Purple," rendered
by Miss Howell, concluded the pro-
Hostesses, for the meeting were
.Miss Melba Nedley, Mrs. Madaline
Turnage and Mrs. Ben Dickens Jr.
Citrus Recipe Contest
Will Close Tomorrow
The contest being co-sponsored
th or Flrji Fed'-rJti...ii of W om-
en's Clubs and the Florida Chain
Store Council, Inc., to select the
best citrus recipes in the state and
to induce more housewives to use
citrus products, will close tomor-
The contest is open to all women
interested and entries in Gulf and
Franklin counties are to be sent to
Mrs. Rodman Porter at Apalachi-
Recipes may be entered in either
of three classes: Cooked desserts,
salads and breads. A prize of $8
will be given in each district. for
the winner in each classification,
with an electric washing machine
to go to the state winner.
YOUNG WOMEN'S AUXILIARY
STUDIES Y. W. A. MANUAL
The Young Women's Auxiliary
of the First Baptist Church met
Monday night at the home of Miss
Marian Watts, 1027 McClellan Ave-
nue, for the purpose of studying the
Y. W. A. manual.
After calling the meeting to or-
der, Miss Jeritza Edwards, presi-
dent, asked for reports from com-
mittee chairmen, after which Miss
Irene Wilder, secretary, read the
minutes of the previous meeting
and also submitted the treasurer's
report. The meeting was then
turned over to Mrs. Ralph Nance,
who led the group in an interesting
discussion of the Y. W. A. manual.
During the social hour, the hos-
tess served delightful refreshments
of potato salad, saltines, olives, as-
sorted cookies and gingerale to'
Miss Jeritza Edwards, Miss Irene
Wilder, Miss Saranell Clements,
Miss Katherine Jones and Mrs.
Ralph Nance. Miss Watts was as-
sisted in serving by her mother,
Mrs. T. M. Watts.
The Y. W. A. will meet next on
Monday night, March 21, at the
home of Miss Irene Wilder in Oak
Visit In Greensboro
Mr. 'and -Mrs. R. V. Coburn spent
I last Saturday in Greensboro, guests
of Mr. and Mrs. .Otha Rowan.
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
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Meat Selection Studied
By White City Club'
The regular meeting of the White
City Home Demonstration Club,
held Tuesday in the community
building, was opened with the de-
votional led by Mrs. G. S. Croxton,
followed with a short business ses-
sion during which reports were re-
ceived from various committees.
The meeting then adjourned and
the members motored to Port St.
Joe, where a novel idea of club
work in, the form of a tour was
held, which, proved to be most in-
teresting and profitable. Members
visited two grocery stores where
the personnel of the meat markets
gave enlightening and informative
demonstrations concerning quality
and selection of the various cuts of
meat. The group was at liberty to
ask questions, and because of the
courtesy shown at the two markets,
each member became more familiar
with this phase of menu planning
and food buying. '
Members making the tour were
Mesdames G. S. Croxton, E. L. Ant-
ley, Rudolph Shi'rah, Dick Willis,
J. C. Price, J. H. Pope, Alton Hardy,
Bud, Hatcher and a new member,
Mrs. Wilson Armstrong. The tour
was in charge of Mrs. Wilma Revel,
home demonstration agent.
Mr. and Mrs. William Linton of
this city are the proud parents of
a son, born Friday, March 4. The
young man has been named Wil-
Mr. and' Mrs. Council J. Goodwin
of Wewahitchka announce the ar--
rival of .a daughter, Jo Ann, born
Friday, March 4.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis W. Thompson
of Apalachicola are announcing the
birth of a daughter on Monday,
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital)
BAPTIST W. M. U. IN
The Baptist W. M. U. met Mon-
day afternoon at the church for the
regular monthly business meeting
with Mrs. C. A. McClellan, first
vice-president, presiding in the ab-
sence of the president, Mrs. J. 0.
Mrs. McClellan brought the de-
votional from Pslams, 'The Power
of Noble Living." The year 'song,
"O, for a Thousand Tongues," was
sung, after which Mrs. W. C. Prid-
geon, acting secretary, read the
minutes of the previous meeting,
which were adopted as read. Good
reports were received froin all com-
mittee chairmen, after which the
meeting was closed with prayer by
Mrs. E. R. DuBose.
0. E. S. TO INSTALL
The local chapter of the Order of
'Eastern Star will hold an installa-
tion service Tuesday, March 15, at
8 p. im. in the Masonic hall for the
purpose of installing newly-elected
officers for the ensuing year. Stars
and their husbands, and Masons
and their wives are invited to at-
tend. Refreshments will be served.
Have Sunday Dinner Guests
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rich had as
their dinner guests Sunday at their
White City home Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Willis and daughter Ann Carol
of White City, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Davis and Mrs. A. D. Willis of Port
St. Joe, and Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Thomas and daughter Peggy Ann
of Donaldsonville, Ga.
House-to-house canvassers don't
build up, the trade of a town.
Hours: 8 to 5
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
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Jr_.6id Mrs. B. Dykes an-
nounce the marrio'e of their daugh-
ter, Julia Kay, to Corporal:Allen
Norris, Jr., son of Mr. afd Mrs. H.
A. Norris of this city. The cere-
mony took'place Wednesday, March
9, in Thomasville, Ga, Corporal
Norris has just returned fromin Japan
after 29 months' service in Tokyo
with the army engineers. After a
brief honeymoon, the young couple
will-*geoU-te earth arliaa, -where
Corporal NQrris: will b e stationed.
Rotes.Hear Talk On Communism
W: G. McGowinx of Panama City
was guest speaker, at the regular
meeting of the Port St. Joe Rotary
Club Thursday of last week, taking
as his topic "Communism."
The things we don't know are the
things we should try to learn.
W"ITE CITY NEWS
By. MRS.jEORGE HARPER
Sunday School Party.
An exciting contest held among
members of the adult class of the
community Sunday school during
the month of February was con-
cluded Monday night with the los-
ing contestants entertaining the
winner with a party. Various con-
tests were enjoyed by the group,
after which delicious refreshments
were served, with the losers acting
as hosts. Concluding the evening,
Mr. and Mrs. Will Gallion of Cham-
paign, Ill., were presented farewell
gifts by the group in appreciation
of their interest and participation
in Sunday, school activities during
their extended visit in White City.
Twenty-two members were present
to enjoy this occasion..
Bobby Antley Observes Birthday
Mrs. E. L. -Antley entertained
Sunday afternoon with an informal
party to celebrate the second birth-
day of her son, Bobby. After a pe-
riod of play, ice cream and cake
were s-erved to Gail and Nancy
Armstrong, Johnny Shirah, Johnny,
Linda and Jackie Fay Price, and
Sunday School Council4 Meets
The newly-organized council of
the White City community Sunday
school held a meeting Wednesday
night at the home of Mrs. J. C.
Price at which time. plans were
made for Sunday school and wor-
ship services for March. Mrs. G. S.
Croxton was elected director of re-
ligious activities for the next quar-
ter and appointed the following to
work with her: Mrs. J. C. Price,
secretary; Mrs. Alton Hardy, bulle-
tin chairman; Mrs. E. L. Antley,
music director; Mrs. Carl Holsen-
back, "assembly leader, and Mrs.
Dick Willis, assistant assembly
leader. Officers and teachers pres-
ent .were. Mesdames Croxton, Ant-
ley, Hardy, Hoisenback, Pi'ice and
Delia Hatcher,. H. G., Harvey and
the Rev. Loyd' Tubb of Port St. Joe
were visitors at the meeting.
Sunday school will be held at 10
aum. Sunday with worship services
following at 11 in the community
building. Marvin Rooks, principal
of the Port St. Joe schools, will be
the speaker. The public is cordially
Speed Zone Established
.White City has been successful
in its drive to secure a speed zone
through the community. The limit
is 25 miles per hour.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Donaldson and
daughters, who have been visiting
Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Croxton, re-
turned to their home in Chiacgo,
Ill., this week with Mr. and Mrs.
Gallion, who spent the winter at
the Croxton home.
Mrs. Ella Stebel spent the week-
end in Panama City visiting with
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Smith.
Mrs. James L. Harper was called
to Andalusia, Ala., Sunday due to
the death of her father, Mr. G. W.
CARD OF THANKS
We take this method to express
our sincere appreciation to our
friends for their timely spoken
words of sympathy and the beauti-
ful floral offerings during our great
sorrow. We feel sure our loss was
heaven's -gain when our Heavenly
Father called our mother home.
The Clements Family.
It pays -to advertise-try it!
Dr. Charles Reicherter
EYES EXAMINED GLASSES FITTED
Mr. E. E. Rich is now connected with
us and will be more than glad to pick
up and deliver your Dry Cleaning
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A Martin Theatre t' Port St. Joe, Fla. *
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00P. M. 9
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE-DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
LAST TIMES TODAY! MONDAY and TUESDAY
LAST TIMES TODAY! MONDAY and TUESDAY
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NEWS and CARTOON
S WW Ugl EU U W E
SATURpAY, MARCH 12
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March 14 and 15
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
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SERIAL and "SCREEN
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
--- Plus --- March 17 and 18
CARTOON and SERIAL
Frank and Jessie James JANE
SUNDAY, MARCH 13
L ROAD USEJg
WILDE NEWS and CARTOON
MODERN BEAUTY SHOP
We Stay Open Wednesday Afternoons
By Appointment Only
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF: COUNTY, FLORIDAA
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HIGHLAND VIEW METHODIST
Loyd W. Tubhb, Pastor
10:00 a. ma:-Morning worship.
Church school following worship
Mass is held at St. Joseph's
Chapel the first Sunday of each
nmontih at 8 a. m. Second third and
-fourth 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. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
muing at 7:30. Choir practice at S.
Rev. Samuel J. Allen, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. im.-Worship service..
7:00 p. in.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening service.
Midweek meeting Wednesday at
*S:00 p. m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Bible school for all.
11:00 a. m.-Morifing 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.
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
Second Sunday in Lent
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion and
meeting of Laymen's. League.
9:45 a. m.---Suiday sAhbol.
10:00 a. m.-High school study
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer and
Monday, March 14-2:00 p. m.-
Sewing meeting of Womans Auxili-
-ary; 4:00 p. m.-Lenten service for
-children and high school students.
Wednesday, March 16-7:30 p. m.
--Midweek Lenten service; 8:30 p.
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. U.
Prayer service Tuesday evenings
at 7:30. W. M. U. meets Wednes-
-day evenings. Everyone is cordi-
ally invited to attend all services.
It pays to advertise-try it!
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Sunday Afternoon. 3:30
At the Parish House
J. LEO PATTON
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Hoover Says People
Selling Birthright for
Manna From U. S.
Herbert Hoover said last Friday
that "step by step" the American
citizen "has surrendered a large
part of the control of his life to
an increasingly centralized govern-
"Our people, under the illusion
that money from Washington is pure
manna, are selling right and left
their birthright as free men and
their responsibilities in a free
man's government, in order to get
it," he told the New York State
Chamber of Commerce in a speech.
The former president, who heads
the commission on organization of
the executive branch of the gov-
ernment, which is completing a
comprehensive study of federal de-
partments, said the number of fed-
eral employes had grown from 500,-
000 to 2,200,000 in the last 16 years.
"Ninety per cent of them are out
in the sticks endeavoring, under di-
rection from Washington, to im-
prove the lot of the citizen, whether
he likes it or not," Hoover said.
Advertising is the cheapest sales
man a business can employ.
Yes, and plenty interesting, too.
'That can be your life, as it is for
thousands of other young men, in
the new U. S. Air Force. Here's
opportunity that can't be match-
ed to start a really worthwhile
career in aviation. You get the
best and most advanced train
ing. A wide variety of interest-
ing jobs. Excellent opportunities
for advancement and promotion.
The educational features of
training in the new U. S. Air
Force can mean real success
and happiness for you. For the
young man who wants to enter
aviation, this is the deal made
to order for you, Act now. Don't
delay. See' your U.. S. Air Force
Recruiter today. He's at
210 Harrison Avenue
Panama City, Florida
Recruiting Officer is in Port St.
Joe at the postoffice each Thurs-
day and Friday.
What GOES INTO
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 6f an accredited
School of Pharmacy
JOHN ROBERT SMITH
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
PHONE 5 PORT ST. JOE
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Not seconds they're absolutely first quality. .
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Published Weekly By
Port St. Joe, Florlda
"Tips From Aeros Our
. Counter To Wise
Vol. III Friday, March 11, 1948 No. 31
DEAR SHOPPERS-It's a great time to be alive it's a
great month to have a birthday it's Boyles Department
Store's Third Birthday Party everybody's invited .
everyone has an opportunity to share in this Gala Event! We're
celebrating again with Values. These Triple Values are
better than ever we know you'll celebrate with us. .
We know you'll like these Birthday Party Favors. We're only
listing a few of the hundreds of items on sale. You must come
,and see for yourself space doesn ot permit us to tell
you all about it!
Yours With Triple Values.
R. GLENN BOYLES.
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and biege. Sizes 32 to 46. How do you like that?
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A vegetable garden by waiting too late to apply
WATKINS INSECT DUST as a control for insects.
According to newspaper reports, Insect Dust will
be scarce this year. Place your order now and be
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Boyles Celebrates 3rd Anniversary With A Big
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A"Tt ST. JOE, GULF COURT1Y, FLORIDA
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Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor and Publisher
Al.Is Linotype Operator, Ad Mian, l'ressnman, Floor 'Man,i
iReporter, Columnist. Jalitir and I'rinter's lieil.
Entered as seconi-clhiss matter, December 10, 1937, at the
I'ostoflice, oit St. .Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
ONE YEAR $2.00 SIX MONTHS $1.00
THREE MONTHS $127.15
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TO ADVERTISERS-In cas" of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable lor
damages further than amount receik ed, 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
CO-OPERATION WILL PAY DIVIDENDS
The editor of The Star urges all citizens of
Port St. Joe to adopt an intelligent plan of com-
munity co-operation. This does not involve the
careless boosting that ignores facts or the de-
generating pessimism that depreciates eXery-
thing. It merely requires the citizens of Port St.
Joe .to realize that the combined efforts of all
neighbors and friends will definitely improve
our little city.
One of the necessities is a sound business struc-
ture upon which to rest other ornaments. The
trade-at-home policy, so often outlined in The
Star, is a cardinal principle of community loyalty.
It applies to sellers as well as to buyers, and in-
volves the use of money for improving Port St.
Joe, as well as spending money within our com-
10 YEARS AGO '
J From the Files of The Star
NHighland View Election
At & tiasi meeting held Monday
tveninlg in the Williams skating
rink at Highland View an election
was held to incorporate the com-
muhity and th following officials
elected: Ted Richards, mayor; C.
A. Soderberg, Mack Miller, W. C.
Forehand, Edlis Anderson and A.
H. Matthews, commissioners; Paul
Brigman, city clerk; Fritz Chris-
tiansen, constable. It is estimated
that the new city has within its
confines approximately 1000 per-
New Postoffice Will Open Soon
Port St. Joe soon will have a new
and modern postoffice that will
compare favorably with that of
many cities of larger population.
Work on the new building, which is
being erected by the Masonic lodge,
is nearing completion, and Postmas-
ter H. A. Drake says he expects to
move into his new quarters about
Mayo Johnson and Miss Elvy
Brock were quietly married in We-
wahitchka Monday at the office of
Judge Alton Dendy. Immediately
following the ceremony the couple
left for Pensacola to spend the
week, and upon returning will make
Port St. Joe their home.
City Cage League Closes
Final games in the city basketball
league were played this week with
Tapper's Oldtowners emerging as
the champs with 11 wins and no de-
feats. The Papermakers came sec-
ond with 7 wins and 5 losses, fol-
lowed by the High School with 3
won and 9 lost, and the Merchants
with 2 wins and 9 losses. In indi-
vidual scoring Jimmy Wadsworth
ranked first with 45 field goals and
18 free throws, Peck Boyer second
with 37 and 12, and George Tapper
third with 33 and 3.
.Cheek Seed Oats
Stored ieed oats-should be checked
frequently foe possible damage.
High moisture content and weevils
- jER a* hie seed. -.
In addition, our citizens should" compare Port
St. Joe with other communities, and, if possible,
see that we acquire as many advantages as pos-
sible. Moreover, an eye should be kept on our
living conditions and social organizations in the
hope of securing a fuller life for those who make
their homes here.
POINT OF NO RETURN
The Farm Journal, which has a very large cir-
culation among rural families throughout the na-
tion, recently ran an exceptional editorial, which
deserves the widest possible circulation. Here is
what the Journal said:
"Never has a nation recovered itself, once the
leaders have lured the people far into the grip
of socialistic power. You can call the roll as far
back as history reaches. Countries go on down
to catastrophe as Germany and Italy have gone,
as Rome went, and as Russia will go.
"Americans for a century and a half supported
their government, kept it well out of their af-
fairs, and so became the earth's richest people.
Now more and more we ask the government to
"Government offers more 'help' for agriculture,
liousing, education, health and other things.
Every government aid meahs more taxes and
more regulation. Each new experiment fastens
onto the people a new load, and the load re-
"When a flier risks stormy weather over the
ocean, he approaches what airmen call 'point of
no return.' Beyond that he cannot return to
safety. He must take his chance on getting
"How near is the U.S.A. to point of no return?"
Keep smiling-and buy U S Savings Bonds.
Help Is Needed To
Keep Hunting Good
Landowners5Can Aid Materi-
ally By Providing Feed
: If good hunting is to continue for
Gulf county farmers, landowners
and others, it would seem that the
game will have to get considerable
encouragement and help from all
who are interested.
-During the hunting, season just
closed, many local hunters had dis-
appointing luck when the went to
the fields and: woods they just
didn't see as much game as they
had seen in past years and, conse-
quently, many of them didn't get
the bag limit. In fact, a lot of them
didn't get anywhere near the bag
For one thing, there probably
were not as many game birds of
some species, and, too, the number
of hunters is gradually on the in-
crease. The more hunters there are,
the fewer the birds for each hunter,
unless there is an increase in birds
corresponding to the increase in the
number of folks who hunt them. i
Of course, there are other things
that figure in the number of game
birds, such as weather, natural
predators, and feed supplies-and
the latter two are things which
the landowner can do something
If farmers and other landowners
will help to provide feed, cover and
protection for quail, turkey, doves
and other wild life, they can im-
prove the situation a great deal.
Some farmers have been leaving
wild growth in their fence rows for
cover and feed .for game birds, and
some have planted feed crops in
such places for birds. A number of
landowners in Gulf county are co-
operating with the agricultural ex-
tension service in this work, and it
is hoped more will join in the work.
Farmers also can help birds by
keeping an eye out for stray wild
cats and other worthless predators,
and doing .away With- them when-
The agricultural extension- ter-
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The C. F. Hanlon Subdivision is now open for sale
of lots 50x140 feet, approximate size. All lots
face streets or county highway or the Dead Lakes.
Price of lots range from $400 down, mostly $325.
These lots are sold subject to provision that they are
for private camps or residences, and this clause is so
stated in all deeds.
Property on Dead Lakes is now scarce, and in a
few years will not be available except at a pre-
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vice has a definite program for fos-
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ida increasing game while also
producing timber and beef. It
should appeal to all farmers and
landowners, and the extension ser-
vice will be glad to provide an at-
tractive illustrated bulletin to any-
one who is interested. We don't
know for sure, but chances are
County Agent Cubie Laird might
have some of these bulletins on
Use of radioactive isotope trac-
ers as a new research tool is en-
abling plant scientists to learn new
facts about the processes by which
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA.
FRIDAY, 'M*RCH TI,. TMS
Gov. Warren Proclaims
American Legion Week
American Legion Week will be
observed in Florida from March 13
to March 19. Governor Warren
proclaimed the week to mark the
30th anniversary "of this great pa-
triotic and service order."
The Legion's Florida Department
was forihed in 1919 with 41 posts
and 5,261 members. It now has 301
posts and 45,000 members. The
Women's Auxiliary has 13,00'0 mem-
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FRID MAC 1 99TESAPR T OE U? ONY LRD AEFV
New Home Built
Man Uses 26,000 Blocks,'
Adds Cement Roof; Job
Done in Spare Time.
BURLINGTON, IOWA. Sixty-
four-year-old E. C. Etchison didn't
let the housing shortage get him
down. Single-handed he went to
work and built a brand new home,
45 "blocks" long and 33 "blocks"
Neighbors call it the "Kindle-
low," because it is a bungalow
made from kindling.
The dwelling was constructed
from eight-inch square blocks sold
by a local lumber yard as firewood.
Etchison and his wife were living at
their daughter's home two years
ago when he conceived the idea of
building a place of his own.
But materials were scarce and
high-priced. Then Etchison learned
that the lumber yard had thousands
of good white pine blocks. They had
been purchased originally by the
huge Iowa ordnance plant here dur-
ing the war for use in shipping
fuses and other ordnance. parts.
Etchison decided to build a "block
house" when the lumber yard of-
fered him all he wanted at $6 to $8
Two Years Later, a Home.
He began in August, 1945, work-
ing in his spare time.
Two years and 26,000 wooden
blocks later-he used 22 tons alto-
gether-he had a complete three-
room house, a garage, a brooder
and a henhouse for the family's
flock of 100 chickens.
His "Kindlelow" is a home many
a young bride, weary of cramped
wartime housing, would love to
"I designed the place as 1 went
along," said Etchison. "The only
help I had was from my wife. There
wasn't any waste. Any blocks that
couldn't be used for building made
good firewood." -,-Am- ,
S"Mlongnovel features of the "Kin-
dlelow," which! measures 22 by 30
feet, is a cement roof. Etchison, a
cement finisher, ;..rebelled. against
buying conventiciaa r oing ma-
terial because of.J~s-expense.
"The cement roof is standing up
,wll" he said, "and we don't haye
to auorry about the block walls
warping out of shape either. The
'-oo- is well seasoned. The house'll
last as long as we have any need,
rage while the "Kindlelow" was ris-
ing and Mrs. Etchison bordered it
with 25 kinds of flowers.
"We moved in and had our first
meal here last Mother's Day," said
Mrs. Etchison. "I call it our 'dime
house' because every time we got a
dime we invested in another section
Made Nice Floor.
The blocks were cemented and
nailed together. Sanded, stained and
varnished, they made a beautiful
_-parquet floor. Etchison doesn't
.think his "Kindlelow" will ever
really be finished. He still has a pile
of several hundred blocks and wants
now to add a front and back porch
and other units.
"I never built a house before," he
smiled, "but I've done considerable
He estimated that altogether he
had spent between $2,000 and $3.000
on the house and its buildings.
"People wouldn't think it would
run that much." he said. "but kin-
dling costs money, -too, nowadays.
And you have to buy ,ill kinds of
The Etchisons live alone in the
"Kindlelow" with Shrimp, their
spitz dog and "two or three caLs that
"Our seven children are all mar-
ried and gone," said Mrs. Etchison.
She likes to show her home to visi-
tors who come many miles to see it.
And she-is proud -of a remark made
by one. elderly visitor about Etchii-
"It just goes to show what you
can do if you really want to."
Value of Shrubs
Shrubs on the farmstead are
needed in abundance to partially
hide foundation lines of buildings,
define boundaries and screen un-
sightly objects. Then, too, shrubs
lend themselves wel In .supporting
-landscape lines at house eorners
and give reasons for turns in drives
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FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1949
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULI-' COUNTY, F GIR ID
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Corn Carryover Hog Cholera .
Only 126 million bushels of old As little as one one-millionth of
corn remained in all positions on a cubic centimeter of hog cholera
October 1, 1948. That is reported to virus can kill a hog that is not at
be the smallest carryover in the 6 the same time protected by a dose
years of comparable record. of anti-hog-cholera serum.
To set of her shapely legs,
'J',,' ',' she keeps all her shoes in
.. perfect repair... and re-
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new costurres. Gives her more
changes-and more glamour.
S" Bring in your worn shoes and
let us make them look-and
wear-like new. You'll be
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Your selection of materials, plus expert workmanship
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PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
Twenty-two Measures Dis-
approved By Caldwell
To Be Presented
The 1949 legislature, meeting next
month, will take final action on 22
measures vetoed by Governor Mil-
lard Caldwell after the 1947 ses-
sion was adjourned. A two-thirds
vote of both the senate and house
is required to over-ride a ,gover-
Only one of the bh's is of state-
wide importance'and the veto has
the strong support of Governor Ful-
ler Warren and the state cabinet.
This measure would reduce the
amount paid by counties for ,ia-
tients in state tuberculosis sana-
toria from $1.25 to 75c per day.
In- his veto message, Caldwell
said the reduction would add $182,-
500 to the state's contribution and
the legislature made no appropria-
tion to cover the increase.
Two of the vetoed bills would
make it easier to obtain birth cer-
tificates: One would recognize the
profession of public bookkeeping,
and another would establish an ex-
amining board to supervise watch-
Caldwell vetoed a bill to regulate
the writing of title insurance be-
cause it was "designed to create a
monopoly." Another of the bills
would establish a budget system for
boards of county commissioners un-
der supervision of the state budget
The remaining 15 vetoed meas-
ures were all local bills pertaining
to individual counties.
Lack of Management
Said To Be Cause for
Shortage of Seafood
Marine Life Authority Urges Po-
litically-Free Board To Enact
A lack of scientific management
of Florida's fishing industries is
held. largely" responsible for the
shortage of seafood and salt water
"<'he total value of commercial
fish gathered a year in Florida is
about $50,000,000,' said Dr. F. H.
Walton Smith, director of the ma-
rine laboratory at the University of-
Miami, who addressed a meeting
of the Florida Wildlife Federation
held at Sanford.
"Any retail business worth this
much would be staffed with com-
petent management or it would go
broke," he said. "Yet, until a year
ago, there were no experts engaged
in analyzing this industry."
Consequently, he said, the laws
are conflicting, confusing and in
many cases inadequate. This is not
the fault. of the legislators, who
have done "a wonderful job," he de-
"What we need is a strong, well-
organized and particularly well-fi-
nanced board of conservation with
power to enact regulations on a
basis of scientifically determined
facts and without being under any
politically-biased control of either
sportsmen or commercial fisher-
men," Dr. Smith added.
Farmers probably ,receive a high-
er per cent of the consumer dollar
for meat than for any other farm
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FRIDAY, MAiRCH 11, 1949
THE STAR-, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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ST: JOE MOTOR CO. CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR
Sales- FORD service Saturday: 9:30 to 10:30 a. m.
FORD. service Entertainment Refreshments
Phone 37 Port St. Joe ; Fee 1Oc Per Child
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We received letter from Jimmy
White. (former manager of the local
A&P store) .informing us that he
has been transferred to Camp Lee,
Va. "I'm attending an eight-weeks
clerk and typist school," he writes,
"and like it much better than I did
in South Carolina. But I still say
civilian life is better." .
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
Notice is lierieby given that the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, will apply to tice legis-
lature of the State of Florida at its 1949l
session for a special act applicable to the
C'ityv of Port St. Joe, Florida, authorizing
and emnpowering thle Ciy Commnission of
tie City of l'ort St Joe to levy and col-
lect a tax of not to exceed one cent per
gallon on each and every gallon of gasoline
or other like products of petroleum sold or
stored within the City of Port St. Joe, and
to exempt said city from tile provisions of
anv and all other existing laws prohibiting
municipalities from levying and collecting
aniy gasoline tax or other tax measured or
computed by the sale, purchase, storage, dis-
tri iltio,. lise, consumption or oilier dispo-
sition of gasoline or other like products of
CITY iFp PORT ST. JOE.
By B II. DICKENS, Jr.,
1 City Auditor and Clerk.
Notice is hereby give that the City of
l'ort St. J.oe, Florida, w\ill apply to the legis-
lature of the State of Florida at its 1)49!
session for a local act aulhorizig and ell-
poweriling'Gulf County, Florida,' and its Board
of County Conunissioners to appropriate the
sum of $8.464.26 to lhe City of Port St
Joe, Florida, for the aid and operation of
The AMunicipal Hlospital of Port St. J.oe,
Fh'rida. CITY OF PORT ST.,,JOE.
By 1 1. hICIiENS. Jr..
1 Ciiy Auditor and Clerk.
Open Tuesdays and Saturdays
3:00 p. m. to 5:30 p..m.
One Year Membership $1.00
extending across the southern part
of the state, has 235,685 persons.
Florida had a population of 1,897,-
414 in 1940, and a 15945 state census
gave a population of 2,250,061, an
increase of 18.6%.
Two Tax Sources
.The state beverage department
took in $2,704,572 in cigaret, beer,
wine and liquor taxes last month.
Beverage receipts of $1.661.428
were up $99,747 from income from
February 1948. However, cigaret
tAxes we&re down $81,047. The cig-
aret levy brought in $1,043,144 last
month in comparison with $1,124,-
191 in February a year ago.
Gulf States Fishery
Pact Wins Approval
Congress this week passed a bill
to allow the Gulf Coast states to
enter an agreement for conserva-
tion of fishing resources. Florida,
Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and Mis-
sissippi are eligible to \join the in-
A Gulf Coast marine fisheries
commission would be created when-
ever legislatures of any two of the
states approved the agreement.
A magazine published for the vet,
erinary profession says that much
of the mastitis occurring in dairy
herds could be prevented by elim.
inating six common hazards. The
sextet comprises high door sills,
mud holes at sills, short stall plat-
forms, narrow stalls, slick concrete
standings, and insufficient bedding.
A cow exposed to any of these haz-
ards is liable to suffer udder injury
that leads to mastitis.
China's Highest Wall
One of the longest, widest, and
highest city walls in much-walled
China stretches for 28 miles around
Nanking, enclosing an area some-
what smaller than the District of
...junior thr.t's a suit and a two-piece dress!
Gray, blue or brown striped anfirized ,
cl.iinbray in smart new beled box silhouette.
Sizes 7 to 15. Exclusively here at only $12.95
COSTIN'S DEPARTMENT STORE
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Reapportionment Will Give
State One and Perhaps
Two New Members
Under the 1950 federal census
Florida is almost sure of another
member of congress, and perhaps
two, and if Florida is awarded a
seventh representative in congress,
State Senator G. W. Sanchez of
Live Oak wants him to' reside in
Sanchez says he will introduce a
bill at this year's legislative session
establishing a seventh congression-
al district in the northern part of
the state, and if we are entitled to
two new members, his posopsed
bill would provide that the eighth
district would be composed of
South Florida counties. As a mem-
ber of the state house of represen-
tatives, Sanchez introduced the bill
creating the sixth congressional dis-
trict in South -Florida in 1943.
Congress is' reapportioned every
10 years on a basis of population.
"The present total of 435 members,
however, is retained. When one
state is awarded a new member, an-
other' state loses a member.
Florida was awarded new con-
.. G COUT E .. ,
It Scout Troop No. 2 held its
regular meeting T~uesday .afternoon
with Mrs. Rush Chism, the leader,
A circle was formed, the scout
promise repeated and the pledge to
the flag given, after which Mrs.
Chism asked for the first scout law..
'The girls then went to their pa-
trols, the roll was called and dues
The girls then marched down to,
the Florida Power Corporation of-
fice and decorated the show win-
dow with dolls ahd scrapbooks of
other countries representing scouts.
This covers arts and crafts, an-
other requirement toward a badge.
Go down and look them over.
The next two weeks will be spent
learning about health and safety,
and records will be kept, which is
a requirement for second class
Sonjia Anne Blount, Scribe.
The blood constantly bathes all
parts of the body. It flows through
an estimated 60,000 miles of water-
ways. From the heart it flows along
the arteries to smaller arteries.
These narrow down to the capil-
laries, the timid blood vessels that
reach all of the tissues.
Visit Panama City .On .Bustee.4
V- IWrJ-C.T- L BntUrd- *flllitnte.
-artmnothern--law MmS Stuat;, Mrs.
.T~.E' parker and children, -Larry
and Fi'ye, Pwerniii Parmaii'ta City on
It Pays To Advertise Try It.
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IF ANYBODY HAS-
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Sold a Home
Been Your Guest
Started In Business
Left You a Fortune
Bought a New Home
Swiped Your Chickens
Met With An Accident
Had a Visit From the Stork
TELL THE EDITOR
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gressmen on the basis of the 1930
and 1940 censuses.
On the basis of thie 1945 state
census, the First :District "(Ceiitral"
F i.,i-.1 is the largest, ~with a pop-
ulation (.1 i, ;'*; Thie Second Dis-
.trict (N,. hili n.t F ,onri.i i ;; t
with 44S 13? re-nd--Iitt.
.The TlI'ii r'i-iriL.. i N..t -.- :
Florida) hIn.. i iii'h i od.i O iiL L,'.,iii
ty, has 3i.1,'.ie', ri-. F.i:.i'hil l :rti..t,
composed of Dade, Monroe and Col-
lier counties, h`as 339.113; 'the Fifth
District (North Central Florida) has
320,742, and the new Sixth District,
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THE STAR,. PORT ST. JOE,. GULF COUN-TY, FLORIDA
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FOR SALE-Man's bicycle, child's
tricycle, lawn mower and other
:garden tools. 'Call R. A. Cooper.
phone :11-W. 3-25*
FOR RENT-3 modern furnished
homes, desirable location. See
W. C. Forehand, Highland View. 1
I.NFURTNISHED APARTMENT -
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FOR APARTMENTS See The
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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOR SALE-Equity in 2-bedroonv
home on Garrison Avenue. Tile
bath, electric water heater, gar-
age, nice lawn, on 75x150- ft. lot.
Will sell equity for $1000.
'FOR SALE-Two-bedroom home on
McClellan Avenue with small cot-
tage on rear of lot that is now
rented. Priced to sell at $4750.
fRANK & DOT'S AGENCY
Registered Real Estate Broker
'211 Reid Avenue Phone 61
Be independent. Sell Rawleigh Pro-
ducts. Good nearby locality open.
Write today. Rawleigh's, Dept. FAC-
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CARPENTRY AND REPAIR
If you need a room added to your
house or a screen made, or repair
work of any kind, see me.
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WFOR LONG DISTANCE MOVING
Call 94 or -see Chris Martin, lo-
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.Prompt, courteous and efficient
WHILE YOU WAIT!
'35c Each 2 for 50c
Brooks Hardware and
Sporting Goods Co.
(GUEST CHECKS-(100 to pad).
Large, $6 per 100 padis; 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 STAR. 10-24tf
AIt pays to advertise--try it!
.R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
.St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
fWI., 2nd and 4th Mondays. Alt visit-
ing companions welcome. Fennon
Talley High Priest; H. R. Maige,
SAMARITAN ,LODGE NO. 40, CI.O.
0. F.--Meets first and third Wed-
tnesdays at 8 p. m. in .Masonic hall.
All members urged to attend; visit-
ing brethren invited. P.A. Howell,
IN. G.; F. L, Hill, Secretary.
'MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, I. 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Visitors invited. Eliza Lawson,
XN. G.;,Pauline Owens, Secretary.
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
'Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
days each month, 8:00 p. m.
Members urged to attend;
-visiting brothers welcome. W. L.
Jordan, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
Gulf Repair Shop
All Types Welding and
and Electrical Service
Second Street, Between Reid
and Monument Avenues
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Very Small Drop Shown
In Race Track Revenue
Comptroller C. M. Gay predicts
state race track revenue will be off
"only about 5% at the end of the
fiscal year June 30." He discounted
"gloomy early estimates of 15% or
'Gay's forecast came this
his office made a; distrib
$25,000 in race track rev
each of the 67 counties. Eac
has received $45,000 of
track take since January
"As of March 1, collect
racing were .37% under
Gay reports. "It appears
-w.eeklas .years total shrinkage will be about
utioti of 5%." Gulf county, along with the
other 66 counties, received a total
county oof $83,667 last fiscal year.
,h county __+___
1. Mortality of Hens
ons fro A fifth of the hens of laying age
in this country die before they have
1947-48," laid enough'eggs to pay for the cost
now the of raising them
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 194V
Tiny- atomic explosions are help-
ing scientists detect the presence
and behavior of neutrons-the in-
visible particles of matter which
constitute 50 per cent of the earth's
mass. In a new instrument devised
by Westinghouse researchers, the
explosions caused by neutrons ap-
pear as flashing peaks of light on a
QITI 26th A-N ANIERSARY SALE
CONTINUES THROUGH MARCH 31
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