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VOLUME XII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1949 NUMBER 26
Tells P. T. A. of School
Needs In Port St. Joe
Cites Need for Expanded Educa-
tional Facilities and Plans Un-
derway To Meet Those Needs
Tom Owens, county superinten-
dent of public instruction, spoke be-
fore the Port St. Joe Parent-Teach-
er Association Thursday evening of
last week at a meeting held in the
high school auditorium telling of
needs for expanded educational fa-
ciliies and of the plans now under
way in the city to meet some of
Owens, outlining legislation com-
ing before congress and the state
legislature, urged every citizen "to
go on record" individually as well
as within his organized civic group
to make his views known to repre-
sentatives and senators.
Quoting statistics to show exist-
ing needs in educational fields, he
said that while the southeast has
one-third of the nation's children,
including a large portion of the na-
tion's negro population, the same
area possesses only one-sixth of the
Owens stated- that in the local
educational picture a new high
school for Port St. Joe is in the
blueprint stage and it is hoped that
bids for its construction will be
called for within the next two
months. He also stated that plans
are underway for a new colored
school for this city.
Stressing the fact that "the edu-
cational' prZram-n 7 expensive," the-
speaker urged his listeners to re-
member ibar the natiu'5 greatest
resource is its young Americans,
and that each parent should de-
sire to see his child receive the
best education possible.
Following the talk by Superinten-
dent Owens; Mrs. C. A. Brown, pres-
ident of the P.-T. A., appointed a
committee composed of G. F. Law-
rence, Fennon Talley, Mr. and Mrs.
R. A. Cooper and Walter Duren to
meet with, Owens for the purpose
of studying proposed school legis-
TRAINING STUDY COURSE TO
BE HELD AT BAPTIST CHURCHURCH
A training study course will be
held from March 28 through April
1 at the Baptist Church from 7:30
to 9:00 o'clock each evening.
Anyone desiring to take this
course is cordially invited to be-
Off On 10-Day Trip
Mrs. Earl Pridgeon and Mrs. Mar-
-vin Brock of Wewahitchka, and
.Mrs. W. C. Fridgeon of this city
loft Monday for a 10-day visit in
Crowley and Lake Charles, La. Mrs.
Earl Pridgeon and Mrs. Brock will
visit Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pridgeon
in Crowley, and Mrs. W. C. Prid-
geon will visit Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Gilmore in Lake Charles. Cecil Cos-
tin accompanied them as far as
Baton Rouge, La., and from there
he continued on to Hot Springs,
Ark., for a 10-day boil out in the
Pfc. Cowart Visits
Pfc. Claude Cowart, with the Air
Rescue Service at Orlando, spent a
few days here last week visiting
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Cowart of Kenney's Mill.
Visits Husband In Tampa
Mrs. John Lane spent the week-
end in Tampa with her husband,
who is in training in that city with
the Cincinnati Reds' baseball team.
Warren Will Offer Tax
Program To Legislature
Believes Suggestions Would Spread
Burden Fairly and Equitably
Governor Fuller Warren has an-
nounced that he will offer the legis-
lature "a definite and specific tax
program" sufficient to produce "the
required revenue" to meet state
needs. He declined to say what ex-
act measures he will recommend,
but he did say it will not be a
"It will be a combination-the
idea being to spread the burden as
fairly and equitably as possible,
and it will be. based upon the abil-
ity to pay-the soundest and fair-
est basis of taxation," he said.
Because he hasn't made known
his tax recommendation, some leg-
islat6rs fear that Warren might
leave up to them the problem of
finding the $40,000,000 a year ex-
tra which cabinet members esti-
(Continued en page 7)
Bay Gulf District Boy
Scout Camporee Opens
Today At Tyndall Field
Expect 400 Scouts To Be In Atten-
dance; Public Invited To
Today and tomorrow some 400
Boy Scouts from Port St. Joe. We-
wahitchka and Panama City will
-pour in to Tyndall Field for the an-
nual Bay-Gulf district Bor Scoul
camporee.. The events will be i.-!.i
at the scout cAmp on the field
which has been made available
through the courtesy of Brig. Gen.
J. K. Lacey.
Ten events Will be on the pro-
gram this year, with each event
having a possible score of 60 points
or a grand total of 600 points. Pa-
trols scoring 500 points or better
will receive a proficient rating; 300
to 500 points will receive standard
rating, while those below 300 will
receive participating ratings. The
events will be height judging, first
aid relay, blindfold compass, fire
building and water boiling, chariot
relay, knot relay, sack race, nature
study, camping and meal inspec--
Scout units and their leaders will
check in the camp by 4 p. m. to-
day, make camp and prepare their
evening meal. A campfire will be
held at 8 p. m. with each troop pre-
senting a stunt, followed by a fel-
Early tomorrow morning the
(Continued on page 7)
Inez Tyler of Crestview were mar-
ried Saturday in the First Metho-
dist Church of Crestview, the Rev.
H. W. Williamson, pastor, officiat-
J. J. McCASKILL PASSES AWAY
J. J. McCaskill, 65, father of Mrs.
C. R. Garraway of this city, passed
away Sunday night at his home in
Marianna. Funeral services were
held Tuesday morning.
Senior Class On College Tour
With school closed and teachers
attending a meeting in South Flor-
ida, members of the senior class of
Port St. Joe this week are making
a conducted.tour of the state uni-
versities at Tallahassee and Gaines-
ville to acquaint them with the
general activities of 'college life.
'Gator Will Get You If
You Don't Watch Out
You fishermen who go to De-
pot Creek had better keep your
eyes peeled, for apparently there
is a voracious (for fish, that is)
alligator taken up his abode in
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Conger of
Highland View were fishing up
there Monday and-Old Man 'Gator
gulped several fish off the bot-
tom of their stringer. The couple
got away from there fast, going
They tied up at a likely looking
spot, hung their, string of fish
over the side of the boat and pro-
ceeded to fish, when-kerwhaml
Mr. ,Gator had followed that tasty
string of fish, and this time he
took the whole dadblamed she-
bang, stringer adid all.
The Congers estimate the var-
mint was between eight and nine
feet in length.
A couple of nifty suitcases
there for anyone who wants to go
Right Rev. West Will Visit
St. James' Church Sunday
The congregation of St. James!'
Episcopal Church will welcome the
Rt. Rev. Hamilton West, D.D.,
Bishop-Coadjutdol of Florida, next
Sunday during his visitation of the'
Bishop West will preach at the
morning service at 11 o'clock and
will. also ad]inuuis,_i the apostolic
rite of c('Lutii'mi iln Following :the
service, luncheon will be served in
the parish house in honor of Bishop
West and those who have been con-
firmed. Members of the congrega-
tion, guests and friends of St.
James' Church are invited to the
Those persons to be confirmed
are Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Maige, Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Miller, Mrs. G.
F. Lawrence, Miss Margaret Law-
rence, Mrs. C. R. Oliver, D. L. Owens
and Lanell Rowan.
Everyone is cordially invited to
New Books Received
.At Memorial Library
The following, new books have
just been received at the Memorial
Library and placed on the shelves:
Webster's new International Dic-
tionary, "Giant Book of Sports."
"The Standard Book of Etiquette"
"The Big Divide" by David Laven-
der, 'The Heat of the Day" by Eliza-
beth Bowen, "Mary Wakefield" by
De la Roache, "All Men Are Liars"
by John S. Strange, and catalog of
rainfall in Florida with monthly to-
tals from January to December,
Attention of the public is also
called to the fact that the library
now receives the weekly digest of
opinions of the attorney general of
Florida, which is available for any-
one desiring to check it over.
The library is open on Tuesdays
and Saturdays from 3 to 5:30 p. m.
SQUARE DANCE AFTER
SHOW THIS EVENING
The Junior Woman's Club is
sponsoring a square dance at the
' Centennial Auditorium tonight im-
mediately after the presentation of
"Laff It Off" at the high school.
Admission will be 50c a couple
and no reservations will be taken
A hillbilly band will provide the
music and an expert caller will be
present to call the dances.
Gulf County Red Cross
Drive Gets Underway
Kickoff Breakfast Yesterday Offici-
ally Opens Campaign
Getting oft' to a late start. the
annual Red Cross campaign for
funds in Gulf county got underway
yesterday at 8 a. m. with a kickoff
breakfast held at Hotel St. Joe.
Frank Hannon, fund chairman,
presided at the meeting and intro-
duced the Rev. Lee Graham, who
made a brief talk on the work of
the Red Cross and its functions in
the community and nation.
Wayne Buttramn, Gulf county
chairman, made an appeal for com-
munity-wide support of the drive.
Workers present were Rev. Lee
Graham, Frank Hannon, Wayne
Buttram, Robert Bellows, Glenn
Boyles, Floyd Hunt, Clarence Prid-
geon, George Cooper, Mrs. Otto An-
derson, Mrs. Ben Dickens and Mrs.
Bob Smith of this city, George Core
and Charlie Morgan of Wewahit-
Rep. Tapper Named To
Head Agriculture and
One of Most Important In Forth-
coming Session; Is Also Mem-
ber of Other Committees
Representative George Tapper of
this city has been named by Rep.
Perrey E., Murray of Frostproof,
speaker-designate of the 1949 house
of representatives; as chairman of
:the agriculture, forestry and live-
'stock committee for the forthcom-
ing legislative session.
George's committee will receive
bills Governor Warren is desirous
of enacting into laws, such as pro-
hibiting livestock from roaming on
highways, rehabilitating the state's
fast-dwindling forests, and assist-
ance to farmers.
Most controversial bills going to
Tapper's committee will be those
aimed at keeping cattle off the
highways. One of Warren's chief
campaign pledges was making the
highways safe from roaming live-
stock, and now it is up to George
to see that that pledge is kept.
Legislators have many ideas on
how and when this should be done,
and most of them agree that Gov-
ernor Warren's pledge will be car-
Representative Tapper has also
been named as a member of co6m-
hmittees on rules and calendar, fi-
nance and taxation, public utilities
and transportation, drainage and
water control, and public health.
CAPT: JOHN BROWN DIES
Capt. John "Bo" Brown, father of
Charles Brown of this city, passed
)iway Sunday at his home in Ap-
alachicola. Funeral services were
held'Tuesday with his brother, the
Rev. Father Charles Brown of Mo-
Sbile, Ala., officiating.
The Port St. Joe Ministerial As-
sociation .wishes to thank all of
those who volunteered and gave of
their time in the recently-conducted
religious survey of the city.
- Attend Welfare Meeting In Quincy
f Rep. George Tapper and Robert
Bellows of this city attended a nine-
, county meeting of the District Two
. welfare board in Quincy Wednes-
a day of last week to discuss legisla-
a tion in connection with the public
John Lane Is Showing
Stuff With Cincinnati At
Spring Training Camp
Atlanta Sports Writer Interviews
St. Joe's Up-and-Coming Sec-
ond Baseman In Tampa
The sports section of Monday's
Atlanta Journal carried an interest-
ing article in Ed Danforth's "Ear
To the Ground" column on Johnny
Lane of this city, who is in spring
training at Tampa with the Cincin-
nati Reds baseball club. Says Dan-
"John Morris Lane is working his
way through Georgia Tech at sec-
ond base for the Cincinnati Reds.
John is a junior in electrical en-
gineering and expects to graduate
in two years, attending school two
quarters a year. He hopes to get
the second base portfolio before his
"Lane is one of the outstanding
rookies of the Grapefruit League,
and Manager Bucky Walters of the
Reds is just about ready to give the
young engineer the job.
"'What can you do with a man.
who can make plays beyond the av-
erage second baseman?' Walters
says. 'He comes up with balls every
day that would get by most of
them. We may decide that for the
good of Lane and of the organiza-
tion we will send him out one more
year, but right now he is the best
one we have or have seen.'
"The Reds have won six of their
eight spring games and Lane has
started at second in all but one.
They know what Bobby Adams and
Jim, BhodwortlL can do, but they
are giving Lane -a thorough exami-
"Twice in the game Sunday with
the Yankees he showed his stuff.
On a double play he did a careful
pivot to nearly tear the glove off
the first baseman's hand' with a
sweeping throw. Then he took .a
fast ground ball with a man on
first, stopped the runner on the
path in a collision and kept his bal-
ance to throw around him and com-
plete the play. It was cool work. He
(Continued on page 8)
SCHOOL PRINCIPALS OF
The trustees of the Gulf county
schools met last week and recom-
mended the reappointment of all
principals for 1949-50.
Those reappointed are Principal
Marvin Rooks of the Port St. Joe
high school, Principal Russell Mad-
dox of the Wewahitchka high
school, and the two principals of
the colored high schools, Emil
Twine of the George Washington
high school, Port St. Joe, and John-
el'Palmer of the George W. Carver
high school, Wewahitchka.
The trustees will meet at an early
date to select teachers for the 1949-
50 school term.
Attend School Board Assn. Meet
County Superintendent and Mrs.
Tom Owens and school board mem-
bers Jimmy Greer, L. P. Sutton and
Chauncey Costin attended the ses-
sion of the State School Board As-
sociation at Tampa Wednesday and
Thursday. Greer, Sutton and Cos-
tin made the round trip by air from
Visitors From Apalach
t Gene Austin and Jiggs Zangar-
' elli of Apalachicola stopped by The
Star office Wednesday for a chat
* with the editor. Jiggs, who is in the
- printing business in the Oyster
City, literally went into ecstaciees
over our new typesetting machine.
PAETO H TAPRTS.JOGLFCUTY LRIAFIDY ARH2, 99
LAST OFFICERS OF. 0. E. S.
INSTALLED TUESDAY NIGHT
At a regular meeting of the Or-
der of Eastern Star held Tuesday
.night in the Masonic hall, Watson
Smith was installed as associate
patron and Pauline Smith was in-
stalled as Esther, Lovie Coburn act-
ing as installing worthy matron and
Leslie Spillers acting as installing
marshal. These two officers were
unable- to be present at the regular
installation ceremony last week.
Following this ceremony. Della
Mize asked permission to approach
the East, and proceeded to present
Mrs. Coburn with a basket filled to
overflowing with lovely handker-
chiefs and*other gifts from mem-i
bers of the order. Mrs. Coburn, in
well-chosen words, thanked the
chapter for the lovely surprise-
and it truly was a surprise, as she
hadn't heard -the tiniest rumor in
regard to it.
The hall was lovely in simplicity
for the first meeting of the new of-
ficers, who were most efficient in
their respective stations.
MRS. BAGGETT HOSTESS TO
BAPTIST CIRCLE TWO
Circle Two of the Baptist W. M.
U. met Monday afternoon with Mrs.
J. 0. Baggett at her home on 7th
Street. The devotional, from Psalms
119:9-11, was given by Mrs. Dewey
Davis. followed with prayer by
Mrs. L. J. Keels.
Mrs. Davis, program chairman,
with the assistance of Mrs. E. H.
Vanlandinghani, Mrs. E. R. DuBose
and Mrs. Dave Smith, brought an
interesting program on "What the
Bible Means To Us." A short busi-
ness session followed, and the meet-
ing -was closed with prayer by Mrs.
W. J. Daughtry.
During the social hour the hos-
tess 'served delicious refreshments
buffet style. This being the pre-
Easter season, the Easter motif
was carried out in decorations and
refreshments. Fourtteen members
and four visitors enjoyed Mrs. Bag-
The next meeting of this circle
will be with Mrs. Dave Smith.
Rouths Now In Draper N. C.
Mrs. Mildred Routh sends us her
new mailing address at Draper, N.
C., with the following note: "Bill is
starting the piping of the second
large power plant for the Duke
Power Co. on the Dan River here
on the line between Virginia and
North Carolina. We wouldn't want
to miss an issue of OUR paper."
At the Churches
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
Fourth Sunday in Lent
7:30 a. in.-Holy communion.
9:45 a. m.--Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer and
confirmation. Sermon by the Rt.
Rev. Hamilton West, Bishop--coad-'
jutor of Florida.
Saturday, 10:00 p. m.-Listen to
"One Great Hour."
Monday, 3:30 p. m. Sewing
meeting of Womans Auxiliary (day
branch) in parish house. 4:00 p.
nim.-Young people's Lenten service.
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.-Litany
and sermon. 8:30 p. in.-Choir re-
Rev. Samuel J. Allen, Pastor
9:45- a. m..-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening service.
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.-Prayer
Friday, 7:30 p. m.-Youth Fellow-
TO VISIT LOCAL CHURCH
BAPTIST CIRCLE ONE MEETS
WITH MRS. W. S. SMITH
Circle One of the Baptist W. M.
U. met Monday afternoon with Mrs.
W. Shelby Smith at her home on
Williams Avenue. Mrs. E. C. Cason,
program chairman. opened the e
meeting with a brief talk on 'At
Work In God's World," followed
with scripture readings by Mrs. E.
B. Dendy, Mrs. W. H. Howell and
Mrs. C. A. McClellan gave an in-
teresting talk on home missions,
Mrs. Cason told about "Cows As a
Hobby"' becoming a paying busi-
ness in China, Mrs. Wesley Ramsey
gave a resume of the R. A. conven-
tion recently held in Macon, Ga..
followed with'prayer by Mrs. Mc-
Clellan. A short business session
followed, and thU' meeting was dis-
missed with prayer-by Mrs. Dendy.
During the social hour the hos-
tess served sandwiches, cake aand
punch to the six members present.
Place of next- meeting of this
circle will be announced later.
Have Guests At Beach Home
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Dellapent
of Potsdam, N. Y., Mr. and Mrs.
Barrett of Malone, N. Y., parents
of Mrs. Dellapent, and Mrs. Floy
Navidonski of Savannah, Ga., are
spending the week-end at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hobaugh at
'Beacon Hill. Mr. Dellapent and
Mrs. Navidonski are brother and
sister of Mrs. Hobaugh.
Attend Birthday Celebration
Mr. and Mrs. George McLawhon
and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. W.
C. Woods and family were in Al-
ford last Sunday to.-attend the 50th
birthday celebration of C. E. Byrd,
father of Mrs. McLawhon and Mrs.
Woods. George reports that ap-
proximately 35. attended the affair
and the food consumed was really
a caution to the jaybirds.
Spending Holidays With Parents
Miss Erline McClellan arrived
Tuesday from Marianna to spend
the spring holidays here with her
parents, ',Mr. and Mrs. C. A. McClel-
GIRL SCOUT NEWS
Girl Scout Troop No. 2 met in the
parish house Tuesday afternoon
with their leader, Mrs. R. Chism.
Games were played before opening
of the meeting.
During the business session Mar-
tha Pearl Miller was elected presi-
dent of the troop. The pledge to
the flag was given, after which the
troop divided into patrols. When
each member's record was checked
everybody chose a project. A num-
ber of attractive coasters and dolls
were made from crepe paper, after
which the troop reconvened for
"Taps" and dismissal.
Sonjia Anne Blount, Scribe.
Visitor From Tallahassee
Miss Dorothy Jones of Tallahas-
see is the guest this week of Mr.
and Mrs. M. P. Tomlinson and Mr.
and Mrs. D. B. Lay. She is a cousin
of Mrs. Tomlinson and Mrs. Lay.
MODERN BEAUTY SALON
TWO $1 500 PERMANENT FOR THE
PRICE OF ONE!
(FREE EYEBROW DYE WITH EACH PERMANENT)
ALL PERMANENTS GUARANTEED
OPEN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS BY.
SI .- ..
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The Rt. Rev. Hamilton West, D.D.,
Bishop-Coadjutor of Florida, who
will visit at St. James' Episcopal
Church Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. Armnstrong
of this city proudly announce the
addition of a son to their family,
Randall Levoid Armstrong. born
Sunday, March 20, at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital.
Mrs. George Gore of Dothan, Ala.,
arrived Tuesday for a week's visit
here with her daughter, Miss Elaine
NOTICE OF FILING PETITION FOR FINAL
DISCHARGE OF EXECUTRIX
Notive is hereby given tiht 1 have filed
y filial let ins as exct trix Ct of the slate
of Bosil Edilwto d KeIne% Sr.. dic,casi; lhit
I hal e fii li l VI y petitio t for listrlition ani
film l dis r.irg', :lind l t oi _pril S,
T \% ill apply 1o the l himio llb J .E. I 'ridge n,
Co' nt" aJud g of t f t'Counitl\., Florida, for
:1 p11 r twal of s a.id filial rclu0 K and1 for all
o Ilud r of diitribl tio I1tn ] of finli l .
;!S executrix )f the will of Bail I .
SlARA EVANS KN.INEN_ .
3-1 s 4-S I'xecuItrix.
Dr. Charles Reicherter
EYES EXAMINED- GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
MONDAY and TUESDAY
March 28 and 29
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MUSICAL AND SERIAL
"Dick Tracy Returns"
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THURSDAY and FRIDAY
March 31 April 1
"They're Coming To Town And In Person"
THE RENFROE VALLEY FOLKS
(From Deep In the Hills of Kentucky)
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Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
ALL SENIOR OPERATORS
LAST TIMES TODAY!
ith JOHN WAYNE.
NEWS and CARTOON
SATURDAY, MARCH 26
CARTOON and SERIAL
SUNDAY, MARCH 27
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FRIDAY,- MARCH 25, 1946'
rHE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
R FIA n 0 THE ST R. PORT T LFI
'One Great Hour' Will Be
Heard Tomorrow Evening
Ministers of Port St. Joe urge
everyone to be sure to listen in. to-
morrow night on "One Great Hour,"
which will be heard at 10 o'clock
over every national radio network.
The hour-long program is a prelude
to Sunday services during which
churches all over the nation will
take one simultaneous offering for
"Let nothing keep you and your
family from listening to this great
radio program," says Rev. Lee Gra-
ham of the Port St. Joe Ministerial
Association, "and we want you to
be sure that you and your family
attend church services Sunday."
It's A Son for the Schoellos'
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schoellos (nee
Juleane Hinson of this city) are
announcing the birth of a son on
March 11 at the Franklin county
IF IT'S BROKE
Humble Brings In
The Humble Oil Company has
brought in the biggest producing
oil well yet drilled in Florida. The
well, known as B-:2, is on the Lee
Cypress Company tract in Collier
county and lies west of Humble's
Sunniland field. It was brought in
at a depth of 11,585 feet and tests
indicate it will produce a flow of
771 barrels a day.
The well is the tenth brought in
by Humble in the area. The pre-
vious largest, known as No. 8, had
a flow of 527 barrels a day.
Week-enders From Tallahassee
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson of
Tallahasee were week-end guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Johnson.
Forest fires in America destroy
enough timber each month to equal
the volume of the Empire State
. WE FIX IT!
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P.-T. A. Installs Officers
The Port St. Joe Parent-Teach
Association met at the high scho
Thursday afternoon and. installE
the following officers: Mrs. E.
Horton. president; Mrs. T. Lar
vice-president; Mrs. J. T. McNei
second vice-president; Mrs. R(
Gibson, parliamentarian; Mrs. L
,roy Gainous, secretary; Mrs. Ro
ert Tapper, historian; Collis Lan
Woman's Club Installs Officers
At a meeting of the Port St. J
Womans Club held at the Port Inn ney, vice-president; Mrs. E.. Smith,
officers for the ensuing year were i recording secretary; .Mrs. H. C.
installed as follows: Mrs. W. A. Spence, corresponding secretary;
SmithW president; Mrs. Basil Ken-1 Mrs. W. L. Bragg, treasurer.
. .. . . . & A I& &A l A &A & A A A
10 YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
New Canal Bridge Opened
The new drawbridge across thi
recently-completed canal west
Port St. Joe was thrown open t
traffic Monday, and the woode
bridge used as a detour is being
torn down. The bridge, approx
mately one-third of a mile long in
eluding the approaches, was bui
at a cost of $133,575.
Ask Return of Canal Money
J.. L. Sharit and E, Clay Lew
Jr., representing Gulf county, a
peared before the board of arm
engineers in Washington, D. C
this week in an effort to have r
imbursed the $200,000 voted by th
people of the county for the co
struction of the canal link connect
ing the intracoastal canal wit
the Gulf of Mexico through S
Joseph's Bay. The engineers turned
down the plea, holding that local i
terests performed the work on the
own initiative, for their own pu
poses, and primarily for their ow
Published Weekly By
Port St. Joe, Florida
"Tips From Aerosa Our
Counter To Wise
Vol. III Friday, March 25, 1949 No. 33
-*I As ANN&iB
with Dump Body
OFFICIAL REGISTRATIONS PROVE THERE
&RE MORE CHEVROLET TRUCKS IN USE
THROUGHOUT THE NATION THAN ANY
on the job!
Right on the job day after day
because they're tough and
ruggedly built. .... Right on the
job all of the time with a model
to meet every hauling need!
In every State in the Union,
more Chevrolet trucks were
sold last year than any other
make. That's because only
Chevrolet offers power with
economy strength with
convenience and duty-
proved dependability in a
variety of models to meet
every need up to 16,000
lb. Gross Vehicle Weight!
And only Chevrolet offers
3-Way Thrift-low cost oper-
ation, low cost upkeep and
the lowest list prices in the
entire truck field!
with Refrigerator Body
141-inch WhR.lh b
with Refuse Body
Panels Stakes! Pick-ups! Platforms,
Cab-over-engine and conventional chiassi,
and cab, or chassis are available for special
bodies built by reliable manufacturers.
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
Port St. Joe, Florida
We've had a number .of requests
for more "Tattle" in this column,
and we want you to know that your
interest is deeply appreciated. How-
ever, we find it expedient to use
more space to give information you
would expect from a business of
this kind. Selling merchandise is
our business and the purpose of
this column is to bring you "Tips
From Across Our Counter." .
For instance: Have you seen that
beautiful Hanes Nylon Hose with
the New Sandal Foot es-
pecially made for heel-out shoes
... .a brand new creation that'll
make a hit with you? Did you know
there's new low prices on all Mo.
jud Nylons? Did you know that we
now have Mojud Slips (they're won-
derful!)? Did you know that we
have a Special Service on Made-to
order Belts and Covered Buttons
to match your dress or suit? There
is so much to tell you every week
it's impossible to get all of it in.
A new shipment of Printed French
Crepe brought oh's and ah's from
our salesgirls the low price
will amaze you! A new shipment of
June Arden Frocks in regular and
half sizes ($8.95 and $10.95)
three shipments of Skirts in new
spring fabrics and colors. .
We've sold hundreds of Tillie Ty-
ler Cotton Blouses another
shipment including stripes, white
and solid colors! ($1.55 32 to 46).
Did you know that we have a spe-
cial Curtain Material that sells for
25c a yard .. both attractive
and resistant to salt atmosphere
and laundering? Ask about it! .
"Laff It Off" tonite at the school
auditorium will afford first class
entertainment for all!
Yours with (the One and Only)
Sell Patt St. Joe Sandals In
Natural, Red and Green,
R. GLENN BOYLES.
Port St. Joe, Florida
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FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1949
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damages further than amount reeei~ed, for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken ord barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convince. The spolkn world
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
RED CROSS DRIVE UNDERWAY
The annual Red Cross drive opened in Gulf
county 'yesterday and will continue until the
quota assigned is reached. Theoretically, the
campaign should have opened the first of this
month and continued for thirty days, but due to
"technical difficulties" it did not get underway
The slogan for 'this year's campaign is "You,
Too, Can Help Through Red Cross." This aid,
as Fund Chairman Frank.Hannon points out, is
for necessary community projects and for pro-
viding the means for fellow human beings caught
-as many of us are caught at one time or an-
other-in unfortunate circumstances.
Hannon emphasizes that this year a giver does
not donate to the Red Cross, but, instead, gives
through the Red Cross to his fellow men.
With the Red Cross drive underway, every res-
ident of Gulf county should remember that it is
not only a privilege, but also a duty, to contribute
to the drive for funds.
America was settled by immigrants fleeing
from nations where confiscatory taxation a.li po-.
litical persecution made life unbearable. The fact"
that government is becoming the dominant fac-
tor in our lives should be warning enough of the
peril we face. Today there are no new lands to
PLENTY OF MEAT
U. S. News and World Report has published a
survey of the anticipated meat supply-a subject
which is of unusual interest now, due to the
tragic livestock losses caused by the devastating
weather which hit western and midwestern
Contrary, to popular belief, this survey says
that the storms have not substantially changed
the long-range outlook for meat production or
prices. Losses were serious, but were small in
relation to totals. Sheep, whose ability to survive
in deep snow is less than that of cattle, were
hardest hit. On the other hand, the storms had
small effect on hog numbers.
To sum up, this year's' meat supply will be
about 145 pounds per person. That is approxi-
mately the same as last year, and 12 pounds
above the 1939 level. However, there has been
some change in the makeup..of the total. In the
near future there will be a little less beef and
lamb, but there will be more bacon, ham and
pork. The quality of beef, incidentally, will be
The point of all this is that we need not fear
a meat shortage because of weather or any other
YOU'VE GOT TO WORK FOR SUCCESS
A daily column by a well known writer out-
lines rules for success in life. But each of his
little stories proves one quite important point:
No success rule works-unless you do.
In each .of his columns this writer tells the
story of how some currently famous person rose
from a humble beginning to real success in his
particular field. But, no matter how startling
each successful person's career proves to be, be-
hind it all is a heck .of a lot of work-and more
work-and more work.
Most of the really successful people we see
around us today didn't get that way just on
"breaks," or on "connections," or on their old
man's money. Most of them got to the top be-
cause they were willing to thinly a little harder
arid work a little harder.
Think it over! No success rule works-unless
you do. Believe us, it's true!
Keep smiling-and buy U S Savings Bonds.
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MINUTES OF COUNTY COMMISSION
March 8, 1949
The Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Florida, met
this day in regular session. The
following members were present:
Tobe Gay, chairman; Peter G.
Strange, vice-chairman; J. S. Dan-
iel, B. E. Kenney Jr., and J. F. Mil-
ler. The clerk, sheriff and Attorney
Costin were also in attendance.
The meeting came to order at 9
a. m. and the following proceedings
were had: The minutes of stated
and intervening meetings were
read, approved and adopted.
The home demonstration agent
and farm agent presented their re-
ports for the month of February
and the same were ordered filed in
the office of the clerk of the cir-
cuit court as part of the records of
The clerk made the following re-
port on the auction sale of Mon-
day, March 7, 1949, of certain per-
sonal property belonging to Gulf
county, to-wit: One (1) R. D. 6 Cat-
erpillar Tractor, serial No. 2H672W.
Mr. W. C. Forehand, P. 0. Box 67,
Highland View, Florida, was high
bidder with a bid of'$2,150. Where-
upon B. E. Kenney Jr., moved that
the board accept the bid of $2,150,
and this motion was seconded by J.
S. Daniel. Upon roll call, the fol-
lowing voted: Aye-B. E. Kenney
Jr., J. S. Daniel, J. F. Miller and
Peter G. Strange; nay-none. The
chairman then declared the motion
had carried and instructed the clerk
to accept the check of Mr. Fore-
hand in the amount of $2,150 and
turn the tractor over to Mr. Fore-
Mrs. Beard came before the
board and asked that the county re-
pair the road that leads to her
home and business at Lake Grove.
Chairman Gay notified Mrs. Beard
that the county road department
would do all they could to repair
this road and,.keepAt in traveling
Mrs. Ruby Langley came before
the board and, 'asked for financial
help,- and explained that her hus-
band was ill and in the hospital in
Pensacola and she had no way to
make any money to feed her three
,,children. The board told Mrs. Lang-
ley that they could not help her at
this time because of a shortage of
county 'i adi nt Ju .luid
Cliairnir n Gvy Mitrui..-d the
-clerk to place the names of Mrs.
Minnie Paul $3.00 and Mrs. Eliza
Williams $6.00 on the mothers pen-
Mrs. Wilma A. Revell came be-
fore the bpard in connection with
the 1949 home demonstration pro-
gram. Mrs. Revell explained in de-
tail the work that is to be done and
just how it had to be done to serve
the majority of the citizens of Gulf
B. E. Kenney Jr., moved that the
following resolution be adopted and
seconded by J. F. Miller. Upon roll
call, the following voted: Aye-
Unanimously. The chairman an-
nounced that the resolution had car-
Tied and been adopted by this
Whereas, J. Chris Martin hereto-
fore filed his petition for the vacat-
ing, closing and abandoning of a
certain alleyway in Gulf County,
Florida, hereinafter described, and
Whereas, the Board of County
'Commissioners of Gulf County, Flor-
ida, called a public hearing to de-
termine whether or not said alley-
way should be vacated, closed and
Whereas, notice of such public
hearing has been duly published as
Whereas, at said hearing it was
made to appear that said alleyway
is not a state highway or a federal
road maintained by the State of
Florida; that said alleyway i not
within the limits of any municipal-
ity, and that this board has juris-
diction of said alleyway, and
Whereas, it has been made to ap-
pear that the abandonment of said
alleyway will not inconvenience the
public in that adequate passage is
afforded in the area to be closed,
and that petitioner is duly qualified
to present said petition;
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved
by the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Florida, in
open meeting duly assembled at
the county court house in the city
of Wewahitchka, Florida, this 8th
day of March A.D. 1949, as follows:
1. That that portion of Block
Nine (9) lying between 5th Street
and 6th Street designated as an al-
leyway, of the Beacon Hill Subdi-
vision, according to the official plat
on file in the office of the clerk
of the circuit court of Gulf County,
Florida, be and the same is here-
by vacated, closed and abandoned
as an alleyway.
2. That theclerk of. this board
publish notice of the passage of
said resolution as provided by law.
3. That this resolution shall take
effect immediately upon its pass-
Adopted at a regular meeting of
the Board of County Commission-
ers of Gulf County, Florida, held at
the court house at Wewahitchka,
Florida, on the Sth day of March
A. D. 1949.
Board of County Commissioners,
Gulf County, Florida.
By: TOBE GAY,
GEORGE Y. CORE. Clerk.
The following bills were present-
ed, examined, approved and order-
ed paid from the several county
Tobe Gay, salary ._ --- $ 50.00
J. S. Daniel, Wewa State
Bank, salary and mileage 52.80
Peter G. Strange "---- 61.76
B. E. Kenney Jr. -- 57.84
J. F. Miller "--- 61.76
Geo. Y. Core,)salary,'less tax 215.00
F. M. Campbell, salary -- 25.00
Cecil G. Costin Jr. -.. 25.00
TWilma A. Revell --- 150.00
Mrs. J. A. Glenn -- 75.00
J. E. Lanier -- 125.00
Mrs. C. G. Rish, sal.. less tax 71.25
20% Tax a/c, February ......---- 22.50
County Officers & Emp. Re-
, tirement Fund, February... 16.75
George Y. Core, recording
deeds (county) ...---- --........ 5.70
Giles J. Patterson, legal ser-
TB Sanatorium, Gulf patients 193.75
Bishop Off. Supply Co., a/c 122.70
Commercial Off. Sup. Co., a/c 3.40
H & W B Drew Co., a/c .....- 87.83
W. T. Strange, co. indigent -.- 15.00
Grace Dunlap "--- 10.00
W. T. Enfinger --- 12.00
Mrs. John Bishop "-- 10.00
Mrs. Eva McKuhen .- 15.00
Mrs. Cumbie .---- 10.00
Mamie Brewer --- 10.00
Byrd E. Parker.;cost bills 132.22
Star Publishing Co., a/c -... 83.05
St. Joe Tel. & Tel. Co., a/c .-- 25.27
A. L. Ward, insanity case -- 5.00
D. H. Anderson ---.... 5.00
M. A. Hill ----- 2.00
J. E. Pridgeon ----.... 7.50
Gulf Drug Company, a/c 2.79
Municipal Hospital, co. ind. 7.50
Connell Water Works, a/c.... 18.00
Gulf County Breeze, a/c ---- 3.00
Gulf Coast Elec Co-op., a/c 27.34
Edd C P-idgeot. a '- .- .----- 200.00
Samuel A 'Pati,-:k. a L (ad-
Commercial Off. Sup. Co., a/c 7.50
Standard Oil Co., a/c ---- 63.17
Wewa Hardware Co., a/c __ 1.70
Tobe Gay, expenses to Jack-
Fine and Forfeiture Fund
J. E. Pridgeon, cost bills --. $118.00
Game & Fresh Water Fish
Comm., arrest tickets 24.50
F. M. Campbell, salary and
Cecil G. Costin Jr. 67.50
Geo. Y. Core, recording con-
victions and Circuit Court
Byrd E. Parker, cost bills -.. 768.92
Road and Bridge Fund
T. D. Whitfield, road supt. .$190.00
Co. Officers Ret. Fund -....- 10.00
Alvie Kemp, road work --. 140.Q0
Archie Kemp --- 3.5.00
B. F. Lanier "-- 35.00
W. M. Ross 25.00
J. A. Barrington "....... 161.00
N. J. Kemp -- 15.00
M. L. Whitfield --- 15.00
Byi-d E. Parker, guard around
Cecil G. Costin-Jr., expenses
to Tallahassee .-----.----- 40.00
Sinclair Service Sta., a/c -- 4.50
E. R. Hilyer, repair grader-- 96.75
McGowin Motor Co., a/c ..-- .80
The Gulf County Breeze,
adv. sale 5.25
Wewa Hardware Co., a/c -- 1.50
Standard Oil Co., a/c ---....- 210.15
Pridgeon's Supply Store, a/c 18.05
Mothers' Pension Fund
Ruby Atkins, mothers pension $3.00
Izella Lester --..... 6.00
Rosa Stevens --- 3.00
Jessie Walsingham _----.... 3.00
Alna Lee Jones ---- 3.00
Grace Dunlap _-- 6.00
Mae Cream er --- 3.00
Mrs. Tom Parker ---.. 10.00
County Service Officers Fund
William H. Linton, salary
and expenses $96.25
Co. Officers and Employees
Retirement Fund, Linton.. 3.75
Agriculture and Livestock Fund
C. R. Laird, salary and exp. $160.40
Leona Taylor, salary ..---- 35.00
20% Tax a/c, Laird ---- 14.00
; Race Track Fund I
Road and Bridge, transfer -$883.75
Mothers Pension Fund 29.75
Ag. & Livestock Fund 193.58
General Fund 18.02
The Honorable J. L. Sharit, may-
or of the City of Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, appeared before the board in
behalf of the Municipal Hospital of
Port St. Joe and read the' following
resolution adopted by the City Com-
mission.of PormtSt. Joe on the 1st
day of March, 1949, to-wit:
RESOLUTION INO. 159
It is hereby ascertained, found
and determined that the City of
Port St. Joe, Florida, is in critical
need of immediate funds for the
operation of the Municipal Hospital
of Port St. Joe due to the large sum
of.money expended on medical care
for county charity and indigent pa-
Whereas, D. A. Smith & Com-
pany, a firm of certified public ac-
countants, practicing under the
laws of the State of Florida, have
audited the books of the City of
Port St. Joe and have rendered an
audit report in which they state,
The Municipal Hospital of the
City of Port St..Joe has expended
the sum of $16,928.53, as..evidenced
209 REID AVENUE
by the accompanying audit report
and the detailed schedule of ac-
counts receivable, for the medical
care of indigent and charity pati-
ents for which it has not received
any remuneration whatever. In ef-
fect, the City of Port St. Joe is
standing a large expense for char-
ity patients residing in the county
for which the county makes no con-
tribution. Arrangements should be
made with the county whereby a
contribution is made to the munici-
pal hospital for the charity patients
hospitalized in the county.
Whereas, said hospital is of great
benefit to Gulf county as a whole
in that it is the only hospital avail-
able in the county and as such is
morally obligated to give medical
care to all persons alike, and as a
result stands a large expense for
indigent patients residing in the
Whereas, it is the opinion of the
City Commission of the City of Port
St. Joe, Florida, that in the inter-
est of the public health and welfare
of all the people of the county that
Gulf County, Florida, should be
(Continued on page 6)
All Customers of
CENTURY LQAN COMPANY
in Port St. Joe .
who are delinquent in their pay-
ments are asked to contact
MR. CLAUDE T. PORTER
at 908 Jenks Ave., Panama City
Phone 1596-J 3-425
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
"And I'm in the clouds with joy!
Imagine, all you do is put in clothes
and soap, set the dial and forget it!
In less than a half-hour clothes come
out cleaner, v'hiter...spun dry, some
ready for ironing immediately. That's
for me... that new Frigidaire Fully-
Automatic Washer. They're being
made now, and I'm getting my order
* Fills and empties automatically.
* Washes 8 Ibs. of clothes in less
than a half-hour; cleaner, whiter.
* Gives 2 deep rinses with "Live-
* Self-balancing needs no bolt-
* Can be hand-controlled for spe-
c~ea PG)7MotP~~/r,#~ R6'V~;Bep 4/~,4/'4/,
Roche's Gulf Investment Co.
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Nortonettes Emerge As
Champs of Apalachicola
Valley Cage Conference
The Port St. Joe Nortonettes
emerged as champions of the Ap-
alachicola Valley Girls' Basketball
Conference when they downed the
Panama City All-Stars last Friday
night 35 to 23 in the title playoff
at the Centennial Auditorium.
The Nortonettes stepped out in
front early in the tilt and were
never headed. At the half the score
was Nortonettes 15, All-Stars 9.
The consolation game saw Ap-
alachicola triumph over CarrabellI
by a 30-21 score.
A tournament all-star team was
selected by a committee from the
local Kiwanis Club, which spon-
sored the tourney, and the players
named were awarded individual
gold basketballs. Making up this
mythical sextet were: Westburg of
Carrabelle, Gilbert and Garrett of
port St. Joe, forwards; Floyd of
Apalachicola, Post of Panama City
land Edwards of St. Joe, guards;
Deda Gilbert of St. Joe, team cap-
tain. A special award for sports-
manship was awarded to Brannon
(Continued from page 5)
morally and equitably obligated to
share in the cost of medical care
rendered its indigent citizens by
the Municipal Hospital of Port' St.
Now. Therefore, Be It Resolved
by the City Commission of the City
of Port St. Joe, Florida:
Section 1. That the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County, Florida, be, and they are
hereby requested to contribute the
sum of $8,464.26, that being one-
half the amount expended on medi-
cal care of .indigent and charity pa-
tients. to the Municipal Hospital of
Port St. Joe, Florida, to enable said
hospital to continue to render
necessary medical care to all the
citizens of Gulf county.
Section 2. That the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County 'be furnished a copy of this
resolution at the next regular meet-
ing of that board.
Adopted this 1st day of March,
S -" J. L. SHARIT, Mayor.
Attest: B. H. DICKENS, Jr.,
City Auditor and Clerk (Seal)
The board, after considerable dis.
cussion of the resolution and-sup-
porting evidence offered by Mr.
Sharit in behalf of the Municipal
Hospital of Port St. Joe, decided
that the proper method to approach
this matter would be by a local bill
to be introduced in the 1949 session
of the legislature.
. There being no further business
to come before the board, it did
then adjourn until the-second Tues-
day in April, the same being the
12th day of said month, unless call-
ed in special session by the chair-
man or vice-chairman.
; giB"" TOBE GAY, Chairman.
Attest: GEORGE Y. CORE.
An acre of trees can produce
much more cellulose each year than
an acre of cotton.
What GOES INTO.A
T H ingredients your doctor
orders, of course; but also
there ioes the scientific knowl-
edge and skill of experience .of
er expert pharmacits. That's
Ihy you may bring prescriptions
to 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
Visits Parents Over Week-end
Miss Annette Parker, a student
nurse at St. Margaret's Hospital,
Montgomery, Ala., visited here over
the week-end with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. H. G. Parker of Highland
Youth Counts Days To
17th Birthday Waiting
To Enlist In U. S. Army
Franklin Junior Pierce is a re-
cruit in the U. S. army today. His
future began on his 17th birthday.
But the time leading up to his birth-
Recovering From Appendectomy day moved slowly, as time is in-
Mrs. Charles Parrott is conval- clined to do when one is anticipat-
escing at her Beacon Hill home af- ing an important event.
ter undergoing an appendectomy on This Port St. Joe youth literally
March 13 at the municipal hospital. counted the days and watched the
clock, waiting for the day which
would make him eligible for enlist-
ment in the army. That day arrived
March 10, and Franklin has now
embarked upon a professional ca-
reer that has few equals in civilian
PARTNERS IN THE PROGRESS OF FLORIDA FOR 50 YEARS
Jackson, S. C.,.for an initial period
of 13 weeks' basic training, and
will then be assigned, to the air-
borne jump school at Ft. Benning,
Ga., and will -be further assigned to
one of the famous airborne di-
visiorn nf the armv
In a brief ceremony at the Pan- Recruit Pierce was originally con-
ama City recruiting station, at- tacted by Recruiting Salesman T/
tended by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sgt. Warren C. Wilson of the Pan-
Frank J. Pierce, Franklin was en- ama City recruiting station and ac-
listed for an assignment to the quainted with the many varied
paratroops. He will report to Fort benefits of a service career.
the Cost of Your Electric Service
1 And we can't help ourselves, for regardless of the prices of material we buy, we must supply
you with dependable, ever-Reddy service. While oil still costs a lot more than before the war
its price has recently begun to drop, but the cost of operations, maintenance and construc-
tion continues at higher than pre-war levels.
Your electricity today costs 29% less than
it did 10 years ago.
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THE-STATRI-~PORT ST. Jovj GULF COUNTY,..FLOR-ID.A
.FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1949
FRDV MAC 26,, -14 THE STR POR ST J* ~L CONY FLR0 PAG SEVEN ^. ...**
WARREN WILL OFFER
(Continued from page 1)
mate is needed.
Warren said "for years no new
revenue has been raised for the
state, yet during that time the pop-
ulation of the state has greatly ex-
panded, and the business of the
state has had probably the most re-
markable expansion in its entire
history. "The realistic fact," said
Warren, 'is that. more and more peo-
ple are demanding more and more
state services, and these new serv-
ices cannot be provided without
It is fairly certain a severance
tax on forest products and minerals
will be included in any combination
of new levies Warren might pro-
pose. He has made no bones about
favoring that sort of levy. Tax ex-
perts estimate it would yield about
$2,000,000 a year. About the only
others he has hinted at are some
sort of increased taxes on banks
He proposed a state-wide real es-
tate tax earmarked for water con-
trol, but it promptly drew opposi-
tion from dozens of sources-in-
cluding the governor's own citizens
committee on water control fi-
Warren. in turn, said he opposed
the water committee's recommen-
dation of a tax on fuel oil. He said
it was just another tax on the low
income group. Later he said he
might not oppose such a levy if it
were not applied against oil used
for home lighting and heating.
It is estimated a fuel oil tax will
yield $10,500,000, a tax on meals
costing $1 or more would produce
$3,000,000, and a tax on soft drinks
would bring in $6,500,000, for a to-
tal of $22,000,000.
Tax experts estimate a general
sales tax would produce almost the
full $40,000,000 that Warren and
the cabinet say is nedeed- but the
governor campaigned on a promise
to veto a sales tax, and has said he
will do everything he can to sus-
tain his veto. It would take but 32
votes in the house or 13 in the sen-
ate to do it.
BOY SCOUT CAMPOREE
(Continued from page 1)
scouts will cook their own break-
fast and begin the events at 8 a.
m. The noon meal will be prepared
by the scouts and judged. Events
will be scheduled again from 1:30
to 3:30 p. m. The camporee ratings
will be awarded at 3:45, with the
camporee officially closing at 4.
Troop 47 of Port St. Joe has an
enrollment of 76 boys, the largest
in the district, and Scoutmaster J.
T. Simpson reported yesterday that
the following boys had signed up
to attend the camporee: Douglas
Williams, Billy Gilliard, Joe Frank
LeGrone, Edward Creamer, Lamar
Freeman, Billy Parrish, Ralph Mc-
Lawhon, Bobby Plair, Bobby Gib-
son, Bo Bray, Rudy Richard, Billy
Joe Richards. Ronnie Chism, Alvin
SIGNS IN THE SKY
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you. See him at
535-537 Harrison Ave.
Panama City, Florida
Recruiting Officer is in Port St.
Jo.e at the postoffice each Thurs-
day and Friday.
Johns, James Stone, Robert Price,
Phil Tomlinson, Lincoln Hall, Mil-
ton Taylor, Donald Ramsey, Leroy
Gainous, Bobby Smith, George Ad-
kins, Warren Herring, Bobby Mc-
Knight, Robert Walters, John Bar-
rier and Charles Callahan.
- The scouts will be, carried to and
from the camporee on a school bus.
"We hope the parents and friends
of the scouts will visit them at the
camporee and be there at 4 p. m.
Saturday to see them get their
FRONT AND REAR ARM R
awards," said Scoutmaster Simp-
son. "We hope to win by the high-
est score of points, and we should,
as all of the boys have worked very
The public is cordially invited to
attend the campore,e and see the
scouts in action. Signs will be
erected along the route to assist
those unfamiliar with the area.
True fir trees grow their cones
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-FRI"dCY, MARCH 26,-1949
THE -STAR, PORT ST..JOf_, GULF- COUNTY, FLORIDA
,PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
(Continued from page 1)
is agile as a cat.
"Lane signed with the Reds' Col-
umbia Sally League club and had a
good season. He started out with
Columbia the next year, but looked
so good he was moved up a notch
to Tulsa. There he batted .328 in
133 games and led the league in
,ases on .balls and runs scored. He
had a run of hitting in 28 consecu-
"Lane has a purpose in life and
patience. The chances are he will
make' the grade both at Crosley
Field and North Avenue."
It Pays To Advertise Try It.
View Moose Shenanigans
Mrs. T. E. Parker and children,
Marion, Bruce, Larry and Faye,
spent last Saturday in Panama City
taking in the Moose parade. Mrs.
Parker's son-in-law, Mike Namy-
nanik, who is stationed at the navy
countermine station, marched with
the navy unit in the parade. Mr.
and Mrs. Namynanik, who make
their home in St. Andrews, accom-
panied Mrs. Parker home for the
Visit Torreya Park
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ferrell and
Mrs. Florrie Connell of this city,
and Mrs. Bertie Williams of Wewa-
hitchka spent Sunday at Torreya
State Park near Bristol.
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PORT ST. JOE. FLORIDA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
To Make Room for Our New Easter and Summer Merchandise We Offer
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'St. Joe, Fla. 1*:
1941 STUDEBAKER COMMANDER
-Good condition, $500.00 cash.
'Phone 10. 3-25*
FOR SALE-Man's bicycle, child's
tricycle, lawn mower and other
garden tools. Call R. A. Cooper,
phone 311-W. 3-25*
R. A. c,-egular .convocation of
S61. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
IW., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All visit-
ing companions welcome. Fennon
Talley High Priest; H. R. Maige,
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, I:-0.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
inesdays at 8 p. m..in Masonic hall.
All members urged to attend; visit-
ing brethren invited. P. A. Howell,
,N.G.; F. L. Hill, Secretary.
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, 1. 0. 0. F..-Meets 2nd and 4th
NWednesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Visitors invited. Eliza Lawson,
N. G.; Pauline Owens, Secretary.
MASONIC TEMPLE F & V-
.>ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regtula
A meetings 2nd and 4th FrI
days each month, 8:00 p. r0
S Members urged to. attend;
visiting brothers welcome. W. L.
,Jordan, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec
Gulf Repair Shop
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| Second Street, Between Reid
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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOUR-BEDROOM HOUSE for sale.
Also private bedroom for rent.
Phone 161. 3-25tf
FOR SALE-Equity in 2-bedroom
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
APARTMENT Downstairs. Fur-
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erator. Call at 1815 Long Avenue or
phone 296-J. 3-25
UNFURNISHED APARTMENT -
3 rooms and bath; downstairs.
Apply 308 13th Street. 3-25*
ROOMS FOR RENT-Running hot
and cold water, gas heat. Corner
Third St. and Reid Ave. See Mrs.
A. D. Lawso., 3-1Stf
FOR APARTMENTS See The
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FOR LONG DISTANCE MOVING
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Transfer & Storage company.
WHILE YOU WAIT!
35c Each 2 for 50c
Brooks Hardware and
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WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
We recommend fire Insurance'because its easy to start a fire
All Yard Goods In Stock
I Chambrays Voiles Muslins Prints
VALUES TO $1'4.98
ONLY $2.99 EACH
PRINTS CREPES COTTONS
VALUES TO $8.95
ONLY $2.99 EACH
Federal Tax Inrcluded
VALUES TO. $10.98
ONLY $3.99 EACH
SHORT AND HALTER SETS
ONLY $1.99 EACH
MEN'S SPORT JACKETS
VALUES TO $22.50
NOW HALF PRICE
VALUES TO $7.95
NOW HALF PRICE
MEN'S RAYON PANTS
VALUES TO $7.95
ONLY $2.99 EACH
VALUES TO $4.98
Sizes 1 6 ---------_98c
Sizes 7- 14 --- $1.59
LADIES' AND GIRL'S
VALUES TO $10.98
NOW HALF PRICE
LADIES' AND GIRL'S
VALUES TO $8.98
NOW HALF PRICE
VALUES TO $5.98
ONLY $2.99 EACH
BOYS' SPORT JACKETS
SIZES 4 15 VALUES TO $9.95
NOW HALF PRICE
MEN'S FELT HATS
ONLY $1.99 EACH
WOOLS AND GABARDINES
ONLY $2.99 EACH
COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
24- HOUR AMBULANCE SERVICE
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Phone 326 Day or Night
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ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
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Telephone 364 Agent: Title & Trust Company of Florida
LADIES' SHOES MEN'S TIES
WERE TO $4.98 PAIR Four-In-Hand and Bow Were to $1.50
NOW ONLY 99c Pr. ONLY 50c EACH
PRISCILLA STYLE CURTAINS
WERE TO $5.98 299 Pair
NOW ONLY .
FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1949