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VOLUME XII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, APRIL 1,1949 NUMBER 27
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STORY OF DR. JOHN GORRIE,
INVENTOR OF ICE MACHINE, TO
BE USED IN NEW TEXTBOOKS
'Laff It Off' Show
Proves Big Success
Presentation of Junior Woman's
Club Draws Good Crowd
"Laff It Off," .the hpme talent
show presented last Thursday and
Friday nights at the high school au
ditorium by the Junior Woman's
Club for the benefit of the Mem-
orial Library, proved to be a huge
and hilarious success, with large
crowds attending both showings.
The two-hour show, consisting of
.a number of scenes, was too lengthy
for a blow-by-blow description, and
about all we can say is that B. B.
Conklin as Dorothy Dix, with his
"How To Bathe A Baby" act, stole
the show, and Wayne Buttram as
Daisy Mae had the audience in
stitches with his impersonation of
that famed comic strip gal.
Little Miss Jennifer McKinnon
walked away with honors as queen
in the tiny tot contest, aind her king
-was young .Master George Boyer.
Runners-up in the contest, acting
.as members of the court, were
Princess Mary DellRamsey, Prince
Albert Gentry, Duchess Diann Han-
non and Duke Sonny Eells.
All of those participating in the
show deserve favorable mention for
their'-part .in assisting, the Junior
Woman's CYub in this worthy bene-
fit, but eas we said, space is not
available to list and give credit to
the 80-odd actors taking part.
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Mill Closed Today; No
Date Set for Reopening
The St. Joe Paper Company mill
closed down at 7 o'clock this morn-
ing and no definite date has been
set for reopening, d.ue to the order
The local warehouse, as woll as
the warehouses at the Hackensack,
N. J., and Houston, Texas, corru-
, gating plants, are bulging at the
seams with roll paper due to the
fact, according to mill officials that
purchasers of the finished product
are practically buying from hand-
to-mouth waiting to see what is go-
ing to happen to the nation's eco-
Teacher .Pushes Efforts for
Recognition; Ninth Graders
Will Read of Inventor
Long-deserved recognition is be-
ing accoi'ded Dr. John Gorrie al-
t most 100 years after he made one
of the greatest contributions to hu-
* inanity-the machine for manufac-
- Through the efforts of Mrs. Lau-
rel Hobbes, who teaches English
at the John Gorrie junior high
school in Jacksonville, the story of
SD'. Gorrie's life is to be taught in
the public schools.
John Gorrie junior high school
was opened 25 years ago and Mrs.
Hobbes, a member of the faculty,
desired to know something of the
* man for whom the school was
I named and started research on his
As a result, she has been noti-
fied by Scott, Foresman & Com-
pany of Chicago, publisher of the
"Literature and Life" series of text-
books, that her article entitled
"John Gorrie, an Unsung Benefac-
tor," has been accepted and will be
included in the next revision of
"Literature and Life" for ninth
grade students. This is the text-
book that is used in public schools
throughout the country, including
In 1833, at the age of 31, D-. Gor-
rie came to Apalachicola, then the
third largest cotton port on the
Gulf of Mexico, to. become resident
physician at the marine hospital.
Because of the scourges of yellow
fever and, malaria, Dr. Gorrie di-
rected his efforts toward sanitary
engineering, and urged draining of
swamps and prevention of stagnant
In his treatment of fever-stricken
patients, he found that sleeping in
cooled rooms gave them relief. That
was what led eventually to the ice-
Before he invented the machine,
however, Dr. Gorrie devised the
first known ai-conditioning appar-
atus. That was in 1844 when' he
made a vent in the ceiling of the
hospital ward and hung a block of
ice beneath the opening. Air from
(Continued on page 8)
Trapping In Apalach
Really Pays Off
Without mentioning any names
we are passing this on to you and
will tell you that it really hap-
pened right here 1in Apalachicola:
A local man caught two coons,
skinned them arid prepared them
properly for shipping to a New
York furrier. Not knowing the
price of furs of this kind, he sent
the hides, weighing less than two"
pounds, express collect.
A few days later he received a
check for fifteen cents, the fur-
rier having taken out $1.00 for
transportation charges. He took
his "valuable" check to the bank
and there was an exchange charge
of ten cents. -
We were unable to learn just
exactly what he did with his
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Gulf Coast League
Will Open May 1
Tom Owens Named League.
'President; Buster Owens
To Manage Saints
Due to the resignation of Oris
Miller of Blountstown as president
of the Gulf Coast Baseball League,
a, ,l y.etng.,w.gap ,'].el 'M;llnd,_;. nimbit
at the Port St. Joe ci.\ hail f'or 'he
purpose of selecting a new presi-
dent. In addition to representatives
of the local team, the meeting was
attended by league members from
Apalachicola, Wewahitchka, Talla-
hassee and Blountstown. Represen-
tatives from Panama City :were un-
able to be present but telephoned
that any action taken at the meet-
ing would b6 acceptable to them.
After some debate, Tom Owens
of this city was named as president
to replace Miller, L. G. Buck of Ap-
alachicola was retained as vice-
president, George Core of Wewa-
hitchka was nanied to act as sec-
retary, and Kenneth Whitfield of
(Continued on page 7)
Game Wardens Give
Fishing May Be Done
Fishermen Will Have Opportunity
To Enjoy Sport Despite Closing
of Wimico and Dead Lakes
Knowing that all fishermen are
anxious to know if and where they
may fish during the two-months
closed season on Lake Wimico and
the Dead Lakes, the editor cornered
a couple of our game wardens this
week and, by deftly twisting their
arms, managed to get some Infor-
mation out of them.
Allen LeGrone, who Wvatches over
Lake Wimico mainly, informed us
that all 'creeks flowing into Lake
Wimico will be posted with signs
300 yards from their mouths, as
will the intracoastal canal on both
sides of the lake, 'and that fisher-
men may fish above the signs.
We queried him as to how fisher-
men would get to these streams,
and he told us that they could cross
the lake, but woe unto them if they
were caught stopping anywhere in
the lake and dunking a worm or
tossing out an artificial plug. They
PORT ST. JOE SELECTED AS
LOCATION OF HUGE EMANON
RAYON CORPORATION MILL
School Band Joining
In District Band Meet
Twenty-six Students In Pensacola
Today for Annual Festival
Twenty-six members of the Port
St. Joe high school band, under the
leadership of Bandmaster C. F. Har-
rison, left this morning for Pensa-
cola to participate in the annual
sixth district Florida Bandmasters'
Association school music festival.
As a climax to the festival, the
19 bands participating will be
massed in the Pensacola high
school stadium for the rendition of
five marches and the national an-
them under the direction of various
It is estimated there will be 1051
musicians on the field, and some
idea of what this means may be
derived from the fact that among
the various instruments there' will
be 86 slide trombones, 156 cornets,
17 base drums, 73 snare drums, 231
clarinets, 52 basses, 36 baritones,
and other instruments in propor-
tton. A total of 130 majorettes
will lead the bands on the field.
Members of the St. Joe band par-
ticipating are Merita Sutton, Joyce
Representatives of Northern
Concern Feel This City
Is Ideally Situated
Three representatives of the Em-
anon Rayon Corporation of Ithica,
N. Y., were in Port St. Joe yester-
day and in an interview with the
editor of The Star, stated that they
had, after looking over a number
of sites along the Gulf of Mexico,
decided that- Port St. Joe is the
ideal site for the first of three mills
their firm will build in the South.
"We will be close to the source
of raw material," said Mr. A. P. Ril-
fule, vice-president in charge of op-
erations of the Emanon Corpora-
tion, "you have deep water right up
to your front door and a rail con-
nection that intercepts all the main
"We have been planning these
mills for more than a year, now,"
he went on, "and since our mach-
inery has been on order for almost
that length of time, we can begin
construction within a very short
time. In fact, we hope to be able
to have the mill operating at full
capacity by Christmas."
The mill representatives declined
to state exactly whe e the mill is
Sexton Hurdis Chestnut, Bowman to be erected, but we gathered that
Price, Bobby Ramsey, Elbert Sut- the location would bee east the
wun. Donald Wi 1e, 'I iiaoLLy E city; W tth, a rai_: -:td sp'Ar-*onnect-
Georg'e Hill, Jane Allemore, Ferrel
Allini Ida Ethel Kilbourti, Betty Jo
Tharpe, Francis Smith, Marietta
Chafin, Judith Mahon, Loyd Tubb,
June Smith, Frances Price, Bobby
McKnight, Margie Weeks, Robert
Price, Esther Allen, Dorothy Man-
asco, Hazel Smith and Ann White-
Red Cross Drive Is
Frank Hannon, fund chairman of
the local Red Cross drive, makes
the following report this week: Re-
ceived through Robert Bellows, spe-
cial gifts chairman: International
Paper Co. $77, Pure Oil Co. $25,
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.
Clarence Pridgeon and George
Cooper, business area workers, re-
port a generous response from busi-
ness men and employes of several
business establishments have co-
operated 100 per cent. Jimmy Greer
has been doing a lot of flying, and
a favorable report is expected from
him when he alights.
It is hoped the local quota will be
reached by April 9.
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Robert Green's Is Latest
Business Firm To Open
Latest addition to Port St. Joe's
expanding business district is the
shop of Robert Green, adjoining
Mouchette's Style Shop, on Reid
Avenue, which will open tomorrow.
Robert Green's, as the new store
will be known, stocks only the best
in furnishings for men, boys and
small boys, and Mr. Green extends
a cordial invitation to the public tp
drop in and visit him tomorrow.
TB ASSOCIATION TO ELECT
There will be a meeting at the
school auditorium Monday evening
at 8 o'clock for the purpose of elect-
ing new officers for the Tuberculo-
sis and Health Association for the
(Continued on page 8)
Boy Injured By Reckless
Driver Near White City
John Henry Pope Jr., 12, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Pope who reside
at the St. Joe forestry tower near
White City where Mr. Pope is dis-
patcher for the Florida Forest Ser-
vice, is in the Port St. Joe Munici-
pal Hospital recovering from a frac-
tured skull sustained when he was
struck down Saturday afternoon by
a car driven by Brinson Smith of
this city as he was walking along
the shoulder of the highway.
Smith, who was placed under ar-
rest immediately following the ac-
cident by Sheriff Byrd Parker, was
charged with driving while intoxi-
cated and personal injury and is
out under $500 bail. He will come
up for trial at the next session of
Report yesterday was that the
injured youth was recovering.
Famed Renfroe Valley
Folks On Port Stage
Direct from Renfroe Valley in
the hills of old Kentucky, comes a
stage show th#t, sh uld far surpass
any live talent show ever before a'p-
pearing in Port St. Joe, the "Laff It
Off" cast excepted, of course.
Those are the sentiments of Port
Theater Manager Norris McCollum
concerning his booking of "The
Renfroe Valley Folks" for a big per-
senal appearance stage show at the
theater on Wednesday, April 6.
There will be both matinee and
night performances and the man-
agement requests that as many as
possible attend the matinee in or-
der to obtain good seats. On many
occasions where this show has
played it has been necessary to
turn many away due to lack of
Stage show times are 4:28 p. m.,
will promptly be placed under ar- ensuing year. All interested are re-, 6:56 p. m. and 9:24 p. m. The screen
(Continued on page 7) quested to be present, attraction is "Blondie's Big Deal."
THE FIRST ICE-MAKING MACHINE
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Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
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OFFICERS ARE INSTALLED
The Presbyterian Auxiliary met
at the church Monday afternoon
with Mrs. R. D. Prows, the presi-
dent, in charge, and at this time
the new officers took their oaths
Mrs. R. D. Spillers had charge of
the installation, and the following
officers were installed: Mrs. Henry
Campbell, president; Mrs. R. D.
Prows, vice-president; Mrs. J. R.
Smith, secretary; Mrs. T. Mitchell,
treasurer; Mrs. R. D. Spiller, chair-
man of spiritual life committee.
Mrs. Spillers presented the retir-
ing president, Mrs. Pi'ows, with a
gift from the auxiliary for her two
years of service as president, and
Mrs. Campbell was presented with
a beautiful corsage of rosebuds and
sweet peas and a pledge of the sup-
port of the membership during the
coming year's work.
The meeting was closed with
prayer by Mrs. S. J. Allen.
BAPTIST W. M. U. IN ROYAL
SERVICE PROGRAM MONDAY
The Baptist W. M. U. met Mon-
day afternoon at the church for the
regular royal service program.
Mrs. Dewey Davis opened the
meeting by having all sing the year
song, "0 for a Thousand Tongues."
Prayer was by Mrs. E. B. Dendy
and the devotional, from Acts and
Coll., given by Mrs. J. 0. Baggett.
The program topic, "Christ, the
Answer To Racial Tension," was
developed by Mrs. W. I. Cardin,
Mrs. C. G. Costin, Mrs. J. J. Clem-
ents, Mrs. Dewey Davis, M'rs. E. H.
Vanlandinghmniand Mrs. E. R, Du-
A short business session followed
during which world relief and a
linen shower for the children's
home were discussed. The meeting
was then dismissed with prayer by
SMrs. J. F. Daniell.
The meeting next Monday will be
a business session and all members
are urged to be present.
CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB
ELECTS OFFICERS FOR YEAR
The regular meeting of the Cath-
olic Woman's Club was held Mon-
day of last week at the home of
Mrs. Robert Tapper for the purpose
of electing officers, and the fol-
lowing were named: Mrs. W. E.
Whaley, president; Mrs. Robert
Tapper, vice-president; Mrs. B. W.
Eells Jr., recording secretary; Mrs.
William Roberts, treasurer.
Next meeting of the club will be
held April 4 at St. Joseph's Catho-
lic Church at 3:30 p. m.
Taking Training Course o
Fred Scott arrived this week
from Stetson University, DeLand,
and has begun an eight-weeks'
teachers training course in our lo-
cal high school. Mr. Scott is a
brother of Mrs. E. F. Gunn and
while here he vill be the' guest of
Mr. and Mirs. Gunn.
Home From Vadation In Georgia
Mrs. T. W. Davis of Altha, Mr.
and Mrs. B. A. Pridgeon and Miss
Edna Davis of White City returned
home Sunday from a vacation of
several days spent in Waycross and
Blackshear, Ga., where they visited
with relatives and friends.
Visit In Round Lake
Mrs. L. C. Wise and children,
Donnie and June, and Mrs. Minnie
Evans spent Sunday in Round Lake
where they visited Mr. and Mrs.
-Mr. and Mrs. Eulie Pelham of
Chattahoochee spent the week-end
here with the latter's sister and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ford.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul James Farmer
are the proud parents of a daugh-
ter, born Friday, March 25, at the
MRS. PRIDGEON ENTERTAINS
J. A. M. CLUB AT WHITE CITY
Mrs. B. A. Pridgeon was hostess
Monday night to members of the
J. A. M. Club at her home in White
City. Pansies and roses were used
in profusion in the living room and
dining room where the guests as-
Soon after the arrival of club
members, a delicious salad plate of
pea salad, potato chips, corn crisps
and deviled eggs, strawberry short-
cake and coffee was served. The
remainder of the evening was spent
in fancywork and visiting.
Present to enjoy this occasion
were Mrs. Gladys Boyer, Mrs. Cal-
lie Howell, Mrs. Marguerite Prid-
geon, Mrs. Myrtice Smith, Mrs.
Elaine Pridgeon and Mrs. Florrie
Connell, and one visitor, Miss Edna
Next meeting of the club will be
with Mrs. Marguerite Pridgeon at
her home on Third Street.
To Attend Bankers Meet
Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Barke expect
to attend the 55th annual conven-
tion of the Florida Bankers Associ-
ation to be held April 9 to 12 in
Return From Key Club Convention
Gene Chism and Charles Guilford
returned Tuesday from Washing-
ton, D. C., where they attended the
International Key Club convention.
We can prove it
GIRL SCOUT NEWS
Girl'Scout Troop No. 1 held its
regular meeting Tuesday afternoon
with Mrs. Rush Chism and Mrs.
Fred Sutton, leaders, present.
The meeting was opened by re-
peating the pledge to the flag and
singing 'America the Beautiful."
Name and address slip samples
were distributed among the girls,
who will take orders. Price of the
stickers will be 50c for 200.
Patrol activities were taken care
of and work in arts and crafts con-
tinued for second class badges, af-
ter which the meeting was closed
by forming a circle and repeating
the last Girl Scout law.
Sonjia Anne Blount, Scribe.
Spend Week-end In Perry
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Philyaw and
children spent last week-end in
Perry with Mr. Philyaw's sisters
and their families, Mr. and Mrs. J.
C. Ellis and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley
Visiting Daughter and Son -
Mrs. Fannie Herring of Malone is
the guest of her daughter and fam-
ily, Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Nichols,
and her son and family, Mr. and
Mrs. WN. J. Herring.
Visitors From Blountstown
Mr. and Mrs. Roy S. Gaskin of
Blountstown visited here Monday
and Tuesday with their sons and
families, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Gaskin
and Mr. and Mrs. Pat Gaskin.
Visit With Casons
Mrs. Amy Thomas and grandson,
Garry Thomas, of Worthington
Springs, Fla., were guests the' first
of the week of Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Friends of Watson Smith will re-
gret to learn he is confined to his
bed at home with a leg ailment. All
wish him a speedy return to health.
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No job is too tough for the Bendix!
No high pressure sales talk. We'll
simply SHOW you how thor-
oughly the Bendix automatic
Washer can clean up on greasy,
grimy overalls. Right before
your eyes, we'll prove by other
simple tests that the Bendix way
is the easiest, gentlest and thrifti-
SEE THE PROOFAT
Brooks Hardware & Sporting Goods
PHONE 88 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
At the Churches
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ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer and
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-
Mr. and Mrs. James Lindsay and
children made a trip to Dothan,
Ala., Sunday and 'stopped over at
Round Lake for a short visit with
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Powell.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Smith have as
their guests Mr. and Mrs. Troy Gar-
rett of Sarasota.
Rotes Hear Talk On Game Laws
Holland Pridgeon, state game
warden, of Wewahitchka was the
principal speaker at the meeting of
the Rotary Club Thursday of last
week. His talk was on the new fish
laws and general game conserva-
Called To Bedside of Mother
1Virs. A. J. Owens was recently
called to Sarasota to the bedside of
her mother, who suffered a broken
hip in a fall and is in a Sarasota
American railroads use about 95,-
-000,000 crossties per year.
SDr. Charles Reicherter
EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Thehtre Bullding Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
FREE FACIAL DEMONSTRATIONS
On Wednesday, April 6, At
I MODERN BEAUTY SHOP
INTRODUCING LANOLA COSMETICS
We will give special time to ladies working late
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* THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
* CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M. 0
* 0e*.e.Se 0 $ 4
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April 4 and 5
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rHE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1949
Would Make Slash Pine
Official Tree of Florida
The legislature will be asked to
make the slash pine tree Florida's
official state tree.
Members of the board of forestry
and parks agree with State For-
ester C. H. Coulter that the slash
pine would fill the bill appropri-
ately. Coulter said some time ago
lie favors the slash pine because no
other state has elected it and be-
cause it's a tree which grows
nearly everywhere in Florida.
Florida has no official tree, al-
though it has an official bird and
an official flower.
To Appear Here
Peter McLaren, who held the
woodchopping championship of Am-
erica and Australia for many years,
will demonstrate his chopping skill
in Port St. Joe next Tuesday at 4
p. m. at the Gulf Hardware & Sup-
As an added treat. McLaren will
conduct a local chopping contest,
and all choppers are invited to com-
pete to determine who is the fast-
est local man with an axe.
New Member On School Staff
J. A. Hatcher is now employed on
the local school staff. He is serving
as stock room clerk and will be re-
sponsible for physical properties of
Will Ask Licenses
For All Fishermen
Several Other Regulatory Bills Are
Also On Legislativ.e
Members of the state game and
fresh water fish commission have
agreed to ask the legislature to fix
a $1.00 license fee for anglers fish-
ing in their home counties. It would
cost the cane-pole fisherman a dol-
lar but save the rod and reel angler
At present it costs nothing to fish
in the county of residence with a
pole and line. The proposed legisla-
tion would require anyone over 15
and under 65 to have a license for
any type of fresh water fishing.
Thpe present license fee is $2 for
persons fishing in their own coun-
ties with rod and reel. They would
have to pay only the $1 fee under
the proposed law.
The non-resident fishing license
would be raised from $7.50 to $1 0
and the non-resident permit froun
$2.50 to $5.
Other bills on the commission's
legislative ,program would:
Require fishing guides to be li-
censed. The license would cost $5
License retail and wholesale frog
dealers. A resident retailer would
pay $5 a year; a non- resident $50..
Florida Power Reduces
Cost of Juke In St. Joe
The inflation adjustment on elec-
tric rates here has been reduced to
8/2%, according to announcement
made yesterday by Rich Porter,
Florida Power manager for the St.
Citing the fact that the latest cut
means a reduction of 50% in the
inflation adjustment, which was in
effect last year, Porter explained
that the adjustment is based on the
cost of fuel oil and the U. S. De-
partment of Commerce composite-
index of materials and construction
"I'm sure we're all glad to know
that the oil price situation is re-
turning to somewhere near normal.
As a spokesman for Florida Power,
I'm happy to announce this addi-
tional saving to residential and
commercial users of electricity in
this area," he said.
We, Acknowledge With Thanks
We acknowledge with apprecia-
tion a bunch of radishes and green
onions sent in by Mr. and Mrs. B.
A. Pridgeon from their White City
rancho. Ye Ed dearly loves his
The heaviest wood in the world.
so far as is known, is black iron-
wood. It is. a native of the Florida
Keys and the West Indies.
Resident wholesalers would pay
$25; non-resident wholesalers $100.
Buy the best of everything when
available. Stock up on all kinds
of commercial frozen foods when
plentiful and prices low. Buy
fresh foods at their peak of good-
ness, right when they're in sea-
son, freeze and store with all their
quality and flavor locked in.
.j,-i Shop once a week, or ever
two weeks. Buy foods at
tity prices and really save.
.- by the bushel, berries 1
_-v-(J ,- crate, vegetables by the ha
ice cream by the gallon, a
or month's supply of m
ol Cook large, economical qus
~o. of roasts, stews, beans, g
sauces, and freeze until n
Have "planned-overs" ins
-. i leftovers.
FARM & HOME
To alike full advantage oF the con-
venience and economy of frozen
foods, you musl have your own
individual Electric Food Freezer.
You can gel one in a
~ size to fll your need
exactly, whether for
farm or city home.
It's easier to freeze foods-and
you enjoy fresh, peak-of-good-
ness flavor. You can easily pre-
pare and freeze the fruits and
vegetables you raise in your own
--' garden, and save a lot of time
~'k and money, too!
,` Imagine having all the food vou
need in the house at all tim---
from snack to complete meal! T. o
, concern then, about unexpe -cj
guests. You can :even prepare
quantities of pies; cakes or bis-
l cuts days ahead, freeze lh:
ready to pop into the oven-
bake first, then freeze.
With your own EL
S.. t Freezer you can ei
berries at Christmas
\' /.. in August. No need
upon "fresh" fruits o
shipped long distan
mium prices. You ar
master of your menu
Enjof Convenienca and Economy with
an Electric Farm and Home Freernrl
SEE YOUR DEALER TODAY
s, or oysters
d to depend
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORI-DA
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1949
.AG .OU .I STR POR ST-W,. JOE GUL COUT. FLR. FFI API -, 14
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SrITH, Editor and Publisher
Alse Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Pressman, Floor Man,
Reporter, Columnist, Janitor and Printer's Devil.
Entered as sevond-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
ONE YEAR $2.00 SIX MONTHS $1.00
THREE MONTHS $127.15S
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received, for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country e r Right or Wrong
WE HAVE BEACHES, TOO!
We note where State Senator Olin Shivers of
Chipley has been whooping and hurrahing and
getting a lot of front page publicity from the fact
that he is demanding that the state advertising
board spend some of its money in the interest of
Northwest Florida's beaches if it wants legisla-
tors from this section of the state to back a pro-
posed $500,000 advertising appropriation.
Shivers says he will insist that the board spend
-a part of its money for the beaches from Panama
City to Pensacola, not earmark it all for the east
and west coasts'.
Note what he say: for the beaches
from Panama City to Pensacola."
We presume the senator has an inkling that
hig senatorial district includes Gulf county and
that the people of Gulf county helped elect him
to office. But apparently the senator doesn't care
to mention the fact that Gulf county has an ex-
cedingly fine stretch of beach at Beacon Hill,
part of which 'runs over into Bay county, and
-that it is one of the safest beaches irn Northwest
Tlorida, l I.vinrig no undertow like' sinme -'f the.
'beaches between Panama City and Pensacola.
'like to hear his future speeches-sound something I
like this: that the board spend a part of I
its money for the beaches from Port St. Joe to
As long as the senator is digging for advertis- or try to pick up pocketbooks lying temptingly
ing money for Northwest Florida's beaches, we'd on the sidewalk.
S10 YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
'Bill To Limit City Indebtedness
At the forthcoming session of the
state legislature, Representative E.
Clay Lewis will introduce a bill to
limit the bonded indebtedness of
the city of Port St. Joe. Under pro-
visions of the general laws of the
;state pertaining to cities, bonded
indebtedness is limited to 20%, but
in the case of cities operating un-
der a charter form of government,
similar to Port St. Joe, the indebt-
,edniess is set up in the charter. The
-present city charter does not set a
limit in this regard, hence the ne-
cessity for amendment. The pres-
ent bonded indebtedness of the city
is '$375,000, but of this amount $200,-
'000 is in water and sewer system
Revenue debentures and therefore
,doesn't apply on the, bonded indebt-
edness. Total assessed valuation of
'property here is $1,584,765, exclu-
sive of homesteads; 15% of this
amount would limit the bonded in-
-debtedness to $267,714, while 20%
-would come to $316,953.
Form Recreation Association
As a result of meetings held Fri-
-association has been formed to be
'known as the Recreational Associa-
tion of Port St. Joe, for the promo-
tion and direction of all forms of
sports and recreation in the city.
T. M. Schneider was named chair-
man of a committee to draw up a
constitution and by-laws for the as-
sociation, and he will be assisted
'by Tom Owens, .George Tapper, T.
W. Wilson and Tom Coldewey.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Cooper
announce the marriage of their
daughter, Juanita, to Clyde Delma
Gentry on February, 5, 1939, at We-
wahitchka, Judge Alton Dendy of-
Fire Opening Gun In Dogfly War
The opening gun of the federal
government's war on the dogfly in
this section was fired last Saturday
in Washington when the house
adopted a resolution by Rep. Mil-
lard Caldwell appropriating $6500
for the employment of a full-time
entomologist to conduct a thorough-
going study of the dogfly.
Soil classification and mapping
based on soil surveys in the field
were begun in the U. S. in 1899 by
Milton Whitney of the U. S. depart-
ment of agriculture.
Any class of wheat containing
over 10 per cent of wheat of an-
other class falls in the subclass of
mixed wheat, according to federal
With normal growing conditions,
farmers in the U. S. add at least
three-quarters of a billion bushels
of corn to their average annual crop
by planting hybrid seed.
. WE KEEP YOU IN THE BEST OF
ST. JOE BAR
PHONE 114 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
SOCIALISM IS ALWAYS HUNGRY
Recent press dispatches from England illus-
trate perfectly the insatiable appetite of social-
ism. There is a move underway to have the La-
bor government take over England's pubs. It
has also been proposed that the government na-
tionalize football pools, which are one of the
most popular forms of legal gambling in Britain.
Another item says that Britain's motor industry
has now become the biggest exporter of auto-
mobiles in the world, and that a minister told
the house of commons that the time may come
when that industry will be nationalized. Finally,
a dispatch says that toupees will be provided for
all bald-headed men free of cost, with a twice-
yearly free cleaning thrown in.
Those who think that "a little socialism" may
be a good thing-as long as it doesn't touch them
-should think over the above, for if there is one
thing sure about socialism, it is that it's never
satisfied until it has devoured all enterprise and
established a complete dictatorship over all of a
nation's productive resources, including the la-
There is a vital lesson in this for the American
people. The trend abroad illustrates beyond a
doubt that no country can be half socialistic and
half free enterprise. The people can have one or
the other, but never both.
Now that spring is here it behooves every
householder in Port St. Joe to scratch up a plot
of -ground and plant flowers for his own delight
-and the beautification of our city. We know of
no greater satisfaction than .that of admiring a
yard full of flowers grown through our own -ef-
forts-unless it is that first radish and that first
tomato of the year we grow.
Today is April Fool's Day. Don't kick any hats
STEAKS SEAFOODS SANDWICHES
ALL KINDS OF DRINKS
Walter's Bar & Grill
W. I. GARDNER, Owner
(2%'Miles from Port St. Joe on Beacon Hill Highway)
Available from Commercial News Providers"
- ~ -
To set off her shapely legs,
S slh keeps all her shoes in
; perfect repair... and re-
dyed to harmonize with her
new costumes. Gives her more
- .. changes-and more glamour.
S9. Bring in your worn shoes and
let us make them look-and
wear-like new. You'll be
( 4( THE LEADER SHOE
L ) h' SHOP
WE DOCTOR SHOES, HEEL THEM, ATTEND THEIR DYING AND
SAVE THEIR SOLES
Twt S TAR, PORTi S:T. JOE, dtJLF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY,~ APRIL 1, 1949
I 0 LOST!
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
assured of getting your supply.
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W. L. BURKETT, The Watkins Dealer
P. 0. Box 482 Port St. Joe, Florida
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1949
THE STAR, PORT ST. JdiC, GULF dCUINTV, FLORIBA
Unified Program On Salt
Water Fish Conservation
To Be Given Legislature
A unified program for the prep-
aration of legislation on salt water
fish conservation to be presented
to the 'coming session of the legis-
lature, was discussed at a recent
all-day meeting of salt water fish-
ing interests held at St. Petersburg.
The meeting was attended by rep-
resentatives of the Florida Brother-
hood of Fishermen, the Florida
Wildlife Federation, and the Flor-
ida Commercial Fisheries Associa-
tion, this latter being an associa-
tion of commercialish dealers.
Purpose of the meeting was to
bring the largest organized groups
of interested parties together in an
attempt to reconcile differences of
opinion and present a unified pro-
The Florida Wildlife Federation's
proposal to establish a salt water
fish commission was read and it
was asked that this plan be ap-
proved by all three groups. After
considerable discussion it was indi-
cated that the Florida Brotherhood
of Fishermen and the wildlife fed-
eration will stand together for the
purpose of bringing about conserva-
tion of salt water resources.
Feed costs amount to about 60
per cent of the total cost of raising
a pullet or keeping a hen a year.
Therefore, good feeding practices
are necessary for poultry to be most
profitable. See the local county
agent about good poultry feeding
T HE ingredients your doctor
orders, of course; but also
there goes the scientific knowl-
edge and skiHl of experience -of ,
our expert pharmacists. That's
why you may bring prescriptions
to as with confidence.
Have your prescription com-
pounded by a Graduate Phar-
macist of an accredited
School of Pharmacy
JOHN ROBERT SMITH
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
PHONE 5 PORT ST. JOE
The Low Down
Editor The Starr:
So menny govt. predikshuns and
statistics and guesses on what ka-
lamity or upset- is likely to happen
next has, me in a quandary on where
to sound off. And the things threat-
enin' us now is the same ones they
promised us a dozen yeers ago cud
never happin agin. Our path wuz
to be. smooth-everything wud be
jake-no more dips in bizness-
granaries jist so full of wheet and
korn, not too much, nor too little-
jist enuf potatoes-balanced diets
-eaze, and happyness 100 pet. Re-
Now lookit. The govt, is demand-
in' more munny fer more figgers
and figgerers. Congress is listening .
But I'm kinda curious to find Sinm-
buddy who ever heerd of enubuddy
-woman or man-who does eny-
thilig about it when the BLS re-
ports on whut is 'A Typical Family
Budgit," or on "The Buyin' Habits
of A Average Housewife,' or that
"A Average House In New Orleans
Sells fer 50 Bucks More Than One
In Omaha." Mebbe if you live in
New Orleans you shud take your
foot in your hand and move to
-Omaha and save 50 bucks.
- L don't quite ketch on. So, folks,
iffen eny of you know, let me know.
And later on if prices shud drop in
New Orleans, is it the idee to move
bak there agin from Omaha?
If congress-wud cull out 500,000
or 600,000 of them ameteurs, we
mite git back silm of our old tran-
Yours with the low down,
Check Possibility of
The University of Miami's ma-
rine laboratory is checking on the
possibility of cultivating Florida
mullet. Its field station at Cedar
Key is studying the spawning habits
of the fish, the development of the
young and their movements. It is
also conducting experiments in ar-
tificial breeding. Mullet fishermen
produce over 50,000,000 pounds a
year of this fish in Florida.
The station is using a small tidal
pool at its laboratory. A low dam
topped by a fine screen allows the
tide to flow in and out of the pond
but keeps fish from going to and
To Ripen Bananas
Slightly under-ripe bananas ripen
best at room temperature, around
Wants Law Compelling
All Public Officials To
Take Anti-Commy Oath
Rep. Perry E. Murray of Polk
county, speaker-designate- of the
1949 house of representatives, wants
the coming session of the legisla-
ture to enact a law requiring, every
officer and employee of the state
and counties, cities and other sub-
divisions of the. state, including
legislators, teachers and university
professors, to take and subscribe.
an oath that they are not members
of the Communist Party and that
they do not advocate the overthrow
of the government of the United
States by force or violence. They
also should be required to pledge
allegiance and loyalty to the United
"An adequate penalty should be
provided for making the oath
falsely," says Murray. "I do not
think that any of our public funds
should be paid to anyone who wants
to overthrow our government by
force and violence."
A ring on the telephone is worth
two in the tub.
Open Tuesdays and Saturdays
3:00 p. m. to 5:30 p. m.
One Year Membership $1.00
CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR
Saturday: 9:30 to 10:30 a. m.
Fee 10c Per Child
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QUALITY MEATS AND $
HOME-DRESSED CHICKENS $
Hens DRESSED 4 IU
We Carry All Types of Seafood In Season
and a Complete Line of Fresh Vegetables, -
Groceries and Frozen Foods.
We have just installed a MODERN REFRIGERATED
MEAT CASE and stock
THE BEST IN WESTERN AND NATIVE MEATS *
Our Market Is In Charge of A. W. Murphy
ICE COLD WATERMELONS ALL SUMMER
RICH'S CURB MARKET
PHONE 306 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
hONE 306 ^
I (A) Frigidaire "Master" Refrigerator: maxi-
mum storage room, generous freezer space, utmost value. Big,'
glass-topped Hydrator for fruits, vegetables. Handy new flat top.
Sizes: 6, 7, 9, 11 cu. ft.
(B) Frigidaire "De Luxe" Refrigerator: all
advantages of "Master" model, plus big Super-Freezer Chest
for frozen food storage. Aluminum shelves. Basket-Drawer for
eggs, small articles. Sizes: 7, 9, 11 cu.'ft.
(Q Frigidaire "Cold-Wall Imperial." Finest
money can buy: combination refrigerator and home freezer.
Locker-Top holds 70 lbs. of frozen foods. Cold-Wall comport.
pment keeps uncovered food for days. 10 cu. ft.
Liberal Terms -Trade-ins
Roche's Gulf Investment Co.
209 REID AVENUE
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
WILLIAMS ELECTRIC COMPANY
Reid Ave., Next Frances' Grill Phone 192
ELECTRIC AND ACETYELENE WELDING
STARTERS AND GENERATORS REWOUND
- - - - -
Gome in! &e te trieliig 8ew
R(GWAILE RIKE KATI
A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A.
State Playground Short
Course for 13 Counties
Thirteen counties, including Gulf,
will participate in the second an-
nual short course in supervised
playground recreation to be held in
Marianna from Monday to Friday
of next week.
The course will be conducted by
the general extension division of
Florida's state universities and will
be one of several offered through-
i out the state to teachers, 4-H clubs,
Future Farnrer groups and Boy and
Girl scout leaders. Expert instruc-
tors will be employed to direct the
Classes will include work in dra-
matics. games, square dancing, pro-
gram making, singing, anid various
types of sports.
It Pays To Advertise Try It.
NOTICE OF FILING PETITION FOR FINAL
DISCHARGE OF EXECUTRIX
Notice is hereby given that I have file4
my final. returns as executrix of the estate
of Basil Edward Kenney, Sr., deceased; that
I have filed my pettition for distribution and
final discharge, and that on April 18, 1949,
I will apply to the Honorable J. E. Pridgeon,
County Judge of Gulf County, Florida, for
approval of said final returns and for an
order of distribution and of final discharge
as executrix of the will of Basil E. Kenney,
SARA EVANS KENNEY,
3-18 4.8 Executrix,
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CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sunday Afternoon 3:30
At the Parish House
J. LEO PATTON
A Cordial Invitation To Attend
Is Extended the Public
PAGE SI-X THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA o FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1949
PORT ST. JOE'S NEWEST SHOP!
Everything for Men and Boys
Popular Priced Clothing and Footwear
for Men, Boys and Little Boys
Those who are hard to fit.
Those who like good serviceable clothes.
Those who want most for their money.
"OPENING SATURAY, APRIL 2.
SYou Are Cordially Invited To Visit Us
318 Reid Avenue Phone 372 Second Boor South of Theater
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GUL-' COUNTY, FLORIBA
A. F. Holman Killed In
Wreck At Mexico Beach
Arto F. Holman, 34, of Calloway
was killed instantly and Herbert
Whitaker, also of Callaway, is in a
Pensacola hospital suffering from
a broken back as the result of an
automobile accident Saturday after-
noon about 6 o'clock one mile west
of the Gulf county line at Mexico
According to a report by the high-
way patrol, the Holman car, travel-
ing west at a high rate of speed,
left the road, swerved back and
forth across the highway several
times and crashed into the railing
of a small bridge. The impact of the
speeding vehicle ripped off the en-
tire left railing of the bridge and
lunged 60 feet further forward be-
fore coming to a stop. The car was
Two other men in the car, Cecil
Rigdon of Springfield and Dofford
Raffield of Panama City, were
badly shaken up but did' not re-
GAME WARDENS GIVE
(Continued from page 1)
rest and haled into court.
LeGrone said people pester him
to death about the big river, and
he said that if anyone wants' to
know, it's still 'way up and fishing
in the -river is practically nonesca-
matibus at this time. He is of the
opinion that it will remain at high
stage for some little time yet.
Running across Holland Pridgeon
in Wewa, he informed us that the
entire area of the Dead Lakes is
closed east of Highway 71, but that
West Arm, near Pansy Bailey's
place, will be open for fishing.
For the information of those who
are wondering about bass fishing,
both wardens stated that there is-
no closed season on bass, except as
it applies to fresh water fishing in
the above closed areas.
Scout Troop 47 Wins
Coveted Blue Ribbon
Simpson and Jordan Receive Cer-
tificates On Scoutmaster Course
Members of Boy Scout Troop 47
of Port St. Joe are mighty proud
lads today, the Flying Eagle patrol
and the Beaver patrol having been
awarded coveted blue ribbons, and
the Panther patrol a red ribbon,
second highest award, for their
excellent presentation of lessons
learned in scouting at the camporee
held last Friday and Saturday at
In addition, J. T. Simpson and
Lamar Jordan were awarded cer-
tificates of completion of the basic
The boys enjoyed their night and
day in the open, some of which pre-
sumably was spent in sleeping, and
all scout troops in the Bay-Gulf dis-
trict were represented at the camp-
oree with the exception of Wewa-
Judging of the ten events, which
included meal preparation, camp
site operation, and a number of
competitions, was held all day Sat-
urday, with awards being presented
at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
GULF COAST LEAGUE
(Continued from page 1)
Wewahitchka was selected as treas-
Blountstown representatives re-
quested that their mid-week games
at home be played on Thursdays,
since that was the afternoon busi-
ness houses took a half holiday. It
was suggested that, since Blounts-
town has a well-lighted field,
the games be played Wednesday
nights. However, no decision was
reached on this matter, which is to
be discussed with their home town
merchants by the Blountstown of-
ficials before a decision is made as
to which day the games. will be
Opening of the
We are very fortunate in obtaining
the services of Mr. Gibson Williams
who is an expert in tire repairs of
all kinds, to operate this plant. Mr.
Williaids is no stranger to St. Joe,
having installed and operated this
plant for several years at its pres-
May we ask that you bring us all your tires
for expert recapping, vulcanizing, or what
have you, at the very lowest prices possible
Next door to Superior Dry Cleaners
GULF RECAPPING SERVICE
NO CHARGE FOR THE COMPLETE TEST
Garraway Chevrolet Company
PHONE 388 ---:--- PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
FREE MOTOR TEST!
ON ANY MAKE OF CAR OR TRUCK UNTIL WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1949
ATTENTION!! MR. CAR OWNER
DO YOU KNOW
In operation of a a 6-cylinder car for 10,000 miles the dis- ........
tributor contact points open and close 90 million times?
Each spark plug fires 15 million times? Ignition coil de-
livers 90 million charges of 15,000 volts? The carburetor
mixes 2,810,000 feet of air with 625 gallons of gasoline?
The distributor shaft and motor revolves 15 million times? l
We proudly announce the
installation of a scientific
SUN MOTOR ANALYZER
SUN DISTRIBUTOR TESTER ,
We cordially invite you to be pres- .,
ent to witness this machine in opera- ,, ..
tion. Any questions concerning the
analyzers or the performance of your
car will be answered.
I Motor Analyzer
DOES YOUR CAR HAVE
ANY OF THE
y A FOLLOWING FAULTS?'
HARD TO START? Uses too much gas?
Lacks power and speed? Knocks on
'a hills? Sluggish and no pep? We can
restore that new car feel, that old time
pep and power that gives complete
motoring satisfaction. We will be happy
': to see youin our Service Department
on or before April 6, 1949, for a com-
plete test with Scientific Sun Motor
Distributor Tester Testing Equipment.
It was found that the league had
better than $800 in the treasury,
and as there was no particular use
for the money, each team was voted
$50 to be turned over to the cancer
fund drive in the name of the vari-
Official opening of the season
has been set for Sunday, May 1, at
which time the Saints will play at
Wewahitchka, Tallahassee at Ap-
alachicola, and Panama City at
Blountstown. (All of the Tallahas-
see team's games will be played
away from home, thus eliminating
a long drive to the capital city by
At a meeting of players of the
St. Joe team held Monday night at
the Florida PowerCorporation of-
fice, Buster Owens was selected to
manage the team this season, and
it was decided to officially open
practice sessions next Monday at
the new ball park next the Centen-
Anyone who is of the opinion he
is a ball player is urged to be on
hand at that time or at other prac-
Mrs. Earl Preston and son of Cy-
Press, Ala., are the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. John Blount.
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
WHITE MEAT Ib. 28c No. 2V2 VAN CAMP'S
WHITE MEAT lb. 28c PO & BEANS--17c
PORK & BEANS--17c
CHEESE-- Ilb., ---45c No. 2 PEAS, 2 for 25c
No. 21/2 CANS No. 21/2 CAN
TRIP -----__49c RACER PEACHES -14c
SOIL o. 10 GIass-$1.65
COOKING No. 5 Glass-- 85c
DELICIOUS FLOUR COMPLETE LINE OF
JIM DANDY FEEDS
JULIETTE MEAL AND DYEDS
GRITS JELLO-3 for----25c
PDuIeIA Lard 2 and 4-lb. Cartons-. 18c lb.
SL No 5 Glass--------60c
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1949
PAGE EIGHT THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1949
(Continued from page 1)
.iug with the docks.
As the trio had other business to
attend to, and as The Star was
about ready to go to press, this was
all the information available.
(.Nice story, isn't it, folks? Wish-
ft3l thinking. If you will look at the
*dateline of today's Star you will
notice .it says April 1-April Fool's
Day. And "it you will check again,.
,you will find that Emanon is No-
mame spelled backward and that
Mr. A. P. Rilfule's name if pro-
aounced rapidly, comes out -April
-Fool. We had to have our little
It P to "Advertise Try It.
BOY SCOUT NEWS
Boy Scout Troop 47 met Monday
night, the meeting being opened
with the scout oath by Bobby Gib-
son and the scout laws led by Billy
Patrol meetings were held and
the session closed with the scout-
The troop attended the camporee
last week and returned with two
blue first place ribbons and one
r.ed second place ribbon. The Fly-
ing Eagle and Beaver patrols re-
ceived the blue ribbons and the
Panther patrol took the red one.
Advertising. doesn't cost-i-t pays!
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
RATES---/i cents per word for one inser-
tion (count initials and figures as single
words); minimum charge 30 cents. Addi-
,tioial insertions of same ad take lower
-rate. To eliminate bookkeeping, all ads
must be paid for at*time of first insertion.
HELP WANTED IN WORST WAY
W A N T E D
Beautiful girl to be burned alive
on the stage of the Port Theatre
in "Dr. Neff's Madhouse of Mys-
tery" on Saturday, April 16, for '
one midnite performance only.
Good salary paid. Report to Dr.
Neff in person. 4-1 8c
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
1VI.,.2nd and 4th Mondays. At visit-
ing companions welcome. Fennon
Talley High Priest; H. R. Maige,
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1:-0.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
mesdays at 8 p. m. in' Masonic hall.
,All members urged to attend; visit-
ing brethren invited. P. A. Howell,
tN.G.; F. L. Hill, Secretary.
IMELOOY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
'22, I. 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
'Wednesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic
;hall. Visitors invited. Eliza Lawson,
9N. G.; Pauline Owens, Secretary.
VIASONIC TEMPLE F & A, M-
-'ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
days each month, 8:00 p. ni.
Members urged to attend;
'visiting brothers welcome. W. L.
,Jordan, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
Star ads get results
Gulf Repair Shop
All Types Welding and
and Electrical Service
Second Street, Between Reid
and Monument Avenues
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOUR-BEDROOM HOUSE for sale.
Also private bedroom for rent.
Phone 161. 4-15*
WANTED TO BUY
WANTED-Baby carriage in good
condition at reasonable price. C.
L. Armstrong, phone 193. 1-8*
partly furnished; 3 rooms with
bath. Phone 392-W, or call at 1317
Long Avenue. 1*
GARAPE APARTMENT for rent.
Unfurnished. Hot water. Close in
on 6th St. Phone 235-J. 4-8*
ROOMS FOR RENT-Running hot
and cold water, gas heat. Corner
Third St. and Reid Ave. See Mrs.
A. D. Lawson. 3-18tf
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
GRASS CUTTING-If you need the
grass of your lawn or yard cut,
contact "Zeke Hackett at Brooks
Hardware & Sporting Goods Store.
Phone 88. 4-1tf
PRINTS MADE 24-Hour Service
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Views Our Specialty
MAURICE MAIGE 1-14
Port Theater Apts. Phone 109
GUEST CHECKS-(100 to pad).
Large, $6 per 100 pads; 10 pads,
75c. Small, $5 per 100 pads; 10. for
60c. Also onionskin "COPY" second
sheets, $2.25 per package of 1000
(don't ask us to break a package).
THE STAR. 10-24tf
FOR LONG DISTANCE MOVING
Call 92, Panama City, Fla. Com-
plete estimates. Prompt, courteous
and efficient service. VanHorn
Transfer & Storage Company.
WHILE YOU WAIT!
35c Each 2 for 50c
Brooks Hardware and
Sporting Goods Co.
i COMPLETE SERVICE
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
We recommend fire Insurance'beoause Its east-to'etart a fire
COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
24 HOUR AMBULANCE SERVICE
601 Long Avenue Phone 326 Day or Night
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TOMLINSON ABSTRACT COMPANY, Inc.
Telephone 364 Agent: Title & Trust Company of Florida
.Every truck operator knows that a worn
or defective clutch means expensive
power loss and the danger of a com-
plete breakdown in the near future.
That's why it will save you money to
see us immediately if
there's a defective clutch
in your truck. Our clutch
fill Nlost service gives you two
(1) At amazingly low cosIa can buy
one of our International Exchange
Units-a clutch that's been completely
reconditioned in accordance with faci
tory methods. We'll make te install
tion or you can do it yourself. (2) Or
you can buy a new International clutch;
Whatever method you choose, you'll
save money by bringing your clutch
troubles to us today.
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
Gulf Recapping Service LOST ANY CAR-KEYS? CHIEF
Now Open for Business BUCK GRIFFIN MAY HAVE 'EM
NowRecently an epidemic of missing
car keys was reported by motor-
Alex Young this week reopened ists, and Chief of Police Buck Grif-
the tire repair shop on Monumentn set out to solve the mystery,
fin set out to solve the mystery,
Avenue formerly operated as the which he did, and has returned a
Sunny State and is prepared to do considerable number of keys to
recapping, vulcanizing and other c nf
recapping, vulcanizing and other those who had reported to him that
types of tire repair. they had been taken from their
The establishment will be known
as the Gulf Recapping Service and cars.
is being operated by Gibson Wil- however. says Griffin, he has a
liams who installed number of keys still on hand,-
the plant for Red Horton several mostly' for Fords-and anyone who
lhas had their keys taken from their
years ago. car which have not been recovered
STOP SIGNS GOING UP AT may contact him-some of them
STREET INTERSECTIONS nmay be yours.
The city is erecting stop signs at
all streets intersecting avenues and STORY OF DR. GORRIE
state highways, and motorists are
asked to observe these signs. (Continued from page 1)
Heretofore "there have been but the vent passed over the ice, and
a few stop signs along Long Ave- the result was an air-cooled room.
nue, Fifth Street and at'highway' In those days the only ice avail-
intersections. So keep your eyes able was brought in by schooners,
open, Mr. and Mrs. Motorist. and not only were arrivals of ves-
_____ ._ sels undependable, but the cost,
Here From North Carolina ranging from 50c to $1 per pound
Mr. and Mrs. George Harper and for ice, made such d- system im-
son of Charlotte, N. C., are guests practical.
of the latter's sister and family, Mr. Further improving on his air-
and Mrs. Marion Craig. cooling system, Dr. Gorrie installed
a steam-driven pump to force air
Brother Dies through the room. As has been the
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hunt were case in other inventions, an acci-
called to Herring, Ohio, Sunday due dent followed that led to discovery
to the death of Mrs. Hunt's brother, of the ice-making process.
.__-_--_ A nurse in charge of the ward
Aunt Dies forgot to turn off the pump as Dr.
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Davis were Gorrie had directed and the next
called to Dothan, Ala., Tuesday due morning moisture on pipes into
to the death of Mr. Davis' aunt. which air liad been drawn into the
-----_ cooling system had frozen because
Experiments With Corn of the increase in atmospheric
Inbreeding studies with corn were pressure.
conducted by Darwin as early as Seeing what had happened, Dr.
1786. In 1905, inbreeding experl- Gorrie then went to work- to per-
ments were begun at the Universityprac-
of Illinois agricultural experimentfect a machine that would be prac-
stationo tical in the manufacture of ice, and,
on May.6, 1851, he .obtained a pat-
ent on it-the first known ice-mak-
The few years Dr. Gorrie had yet
to live were mostly those of heart-
ache. however. Despite the fact
that 'he had invented one of the
greatest boons of civilization he
found himself the victim of 'smear"
campaigns conducted by the ice
trusts, who realized what such a
machine would mean to the natural
ice business. As a result, Dr. Gor--
rie was unable to obtain financing
for his invention and he died on
July 29, 1855, like many other great
inventors, laughed at and,unable to
overcome obstacles in his effort to
work for the benefit of others.
All his opponents succeeded in
doing, however, was to delay me-
chanical refrigeration for about .-20
years, for Dr. Gorrie left behind the
basic process that has been de-
veloped to provide comfort for mil-
lions of people throughout the en-
Miss Bexie Wilson Taken By Death
Miss Rebecca Wilson, 74, famili-
arly known as "Miss Bexie, passed
away last week at the Gadsden
county hospital. She was an aunt
of Mrs. T. S. C1pdewey of this city.
Visitors From Savannah
Mrs. C. C. Taunton and sons,
Pierce and. Wayne ,of Savannah,
Ga., spent last week-end here with
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Gaskin. They
were accompanied back to Savan-
nah by little Janice Nell Gaskin,
who will visit with her grand-
mother for several weeks.
Spends Week-end In St. Andrews
Mrs. Medwell Hill spent the
week-eind in St. Andrews with Mr.
and Mrs' Mike Namynanik and Mrs.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, APRIL-1, 1949