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VOLUME XII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 1949 NUMBER 29
State's Food Fish
Since Before War
However, Production In Gulf
County Shows Increase of
More Than 600 Percent
In the biennial report of .the state
board of conservation just received
by The Star, that agency says that
despite a sharp increase in com-
mercial fishing operations, Florida's
food fish production for 1947-48 was'
the lowest since before the war.
The report said the average an-
nual production for the two-year
period was 76,850,000 pounds, or
17,000,000 pounds off the previous
five-year average. Based on current
market prices the drop cost the in-
dustry nearly $7,000,000 over the
two-year period, it was estimated.
However, while production may
have fallen off in other counties,
Gulf county showed an increase in
production of more than 600 per
-cent in 1948 over 1947. In 1947 a
total of 26,000 pounds of food fish,
Z5,850 pounds of shell fish, and 60,-
'000 pounds of crabs and shrimp
,were prodficed in Gulfcounty, com-
-pared to 1,416,200 pounds of food
fish, 6000 pounds of shell fish and"
10,000 pounds of crabs and shrimp
produced in 1948.
The state's two major food fish
-mullet and mackerel-suffered
the-worst setbacks. The mullet take
was about 2'S. ii.,'iO .founds in 1947
- and -::..ii 0iji,ii pounu m in 1948 as
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Revival To Be Held
At Baptist Church
Opens Wednesday Night, With Dr.
Denham of Miami As Speaker
The pastor and members of the
First Baptist Church cordially in-
vite the public to attend revival
services at the church beginning
Wednesday night, April 20, and con-
.tinuing through Thursday night,
April 28, at which Dr. W. E. Den-
ham, pastor of the First -Baptist
Church of Miami, will be the
Dr. Denham. is a forhier seminary
professor, is the author of several
books, a regular contributor to a
number ef religious publications,
and is widely known ae a Bible
The first service will be Wed-
nesday night at 7:30, but beginning
Thursday morning, services will be
held each morning at 7 o'clock in
order that those who have to be at
work by 8 o'clock may attend. This
will also give an opportunity for
the school 'children to attend the
morning services. The evening serv-
ices will be at 7:30.
Hudson Observing Anniversary
Hilton. Lewis of the M. G. Lewis
& Sons Garage, local Hudson dis-
tributors, states that in observance
of the 40th anniversary of the Hud-
son company an exciting radio pro-
gram will be presented on Monday,
April 18, from 3 to 3:30 EST over
the Mutual system and he urges
everyone to tune in.
Visit In Blountstown
Mr. and Mrs. Ed McFarland spent
last week in Blountstown with rela-
tives and friends.
Vacationing In South Florida
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Herring are
vacationing in South Florida this
Kiwanis Club and Red
Cross Provide Glasses
For Needy Children
Civic Club Has Issued 23 Pair; Red
Cross Setting Aside $300
for Further Work
During the past four weeks 23
children in the local elementary
school have received glasses ,thru
the school glasses program which
has been set up in the school thru
the efforts of the Port St. Joe Ki-
The civic club made the neces-
sary arrangements with a Panama
City optician, and in addition to fur-
nishing transportation for students
to Panama City each Wednesday,
the club has also contributed funds
to provide eight pairs of glasses
for students. The Parent-Teacher
Association has also contributed suf-
ficient funds to take chre of five
pairs of glasses.,
Further assistance in this pro-
gram will come from the Red Cross.
according to Wayne Buttram. chair-
man of the Gulf County Red Cross
Chapter, who states that $300 will
be set aside in this year's budget
to purchase glasses for needy chil-
dren of Gulf county.
In a recent'survey made in the
local grammar school, 135 children
were listed as probably having suf-
ficient eye strain to hinder normal
school progress. Under the school
glasses program, these children will
all be checked, and glasses will be
supplied those who need them. Chil-
dren not checked, before the end of
this school year will be examined
at the beginning of the 1949-59
Principal Marvin Rooks states
that Mrs. Ben Dickens Jr., chair-
man of the eyesight committee in
the school, is doing an excellent job
of discovering needs of the children
and taking them to Panama City to
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Dr. Neff Brings 473 /z
Spooks To Port Stage
For those who like their thrills
mixed with plenty of scary chills,
and laughs served to them in a
macabre manner, the Port Theater
will have an attraction in the per-
son of Dr. Neff and his "Madhouse
of Mystery" at the late show to-
morrow night, beginning at 11 p. m.,
These ghostly gambols, as intro-
duced by Neff,-have created a verit-
able sensation all over the world,
wherever l eff, a famous authority
on spirit phenomena, has appeared.
Neff makes no claim of superna-
tural or mediumistic powers, but
prefers to leave the'solution of ihis
uncanny apparitions to his audi-
neces. However, his "suttee," or
burning of a woman in full.view of
the audience and her return as a
ghost; his "Glamour Ghouls" and
his latest discovery, "The Atomic
Ghost," are but a few of the thrill-
ing features of the elaborate Spook
Frolic which appears on the stage
of the Port Theater tomorrow night.
Lane Back With Oilers
Mr. and Mrs. 'John Lane and
daughter Beth left ,Tuesday for
Tulsa, Okla., where, they will make
their home tor the next few months.
John is playing ball with the Tulsa
Oilers again this season.
It's a Boy for the Mondeaus
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Mondeau of
Seattle, Wash., announce the birth
Of a son, Stephen Fritz, on April 8.
Mrs. Mondeau will-be remembered
as the former Miss Eloise Scheffer.
Moose To Present
'The Light Eternal'
Will Offer Biblical Drama Thursday
and Friday of Next Week
A Biblical drama, "The Light
Eternal," will be presented on the
stage of the high school auditorium
next Thursday and Friday night,
April 21 and 22, under sponsorship
of the local Moose lodge. The dram-
atization will be under the direction
of Mrs. Helen Ziegler of Kansas
Committees in charge of the af-
fair aie as follows:
Cast and Costumes-B. B. Conk-
lin, Mrs. T. G. Frai-y and Mrs. Alex
Advertising-Alex Young, George
McLawhon. James McCall, Hugh
McKee, I. C. Lupton, Mrs. Howard
McKipnon and Mrs. R' D. Prows.
Publicity Floyd Roberts, Silas
Stone, Gus Creech and Ocyle Mumin.
Tickets-Ted Frary and O0. M.
Props, Stage and Lighting-Mrs.
Pauline Sowers, B. C. Gilliard and,
Costume Chairman-Lois Chism.
Prompters-Mrs. B. C. Gilliard
and Mrs. Lois Shuford.
Immediately following the pre-
sentation Friday night, an old-
fashioned box supper will be held,
proceeds from which will go to
Moose charities. Sheriff Byrd E.
Parker has beei drafted as auc-
tioneer and the judges will be Nick
Comforter, Capt. Robert Tapper and
J. L. Sharit. A prize will be award-
ed the lady bringing, the most
attractive boilandal dif. of the
community are urged td take part.
KIWANIS INDIANS AND ROTARY
BRAVES TO TANGLE APRIL 27
What promises to be a war with-
out quarter and the battle of the
century will be staged Wednesday,
April 27, at 4 p. m. in the old ball
park when the Kiwanis Indians
tangle with the Rotary Braves in
the annual baseball game. The Ki-
wanians last year took the long end
of a 11-10 score.
Due to the fact that a number of
the players are still in spring train-
ing camps, we are unable to give
the lineups this week, but managers
of both teams have promised to
make them available for the next
issue of The Star.
Visitor From Alabama
Mrs. C. E. Aveinger of Foley, Ala.,
is visiting with Prof. and Mrs. M
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For Needy Case
For several years Grady Man-
asco has been driving a rusty red
Ford around town that is held to-
gether only by the paint. You've
all seen it-the front wheels are
Seems,the paint is wearing thin
'and Grady is afraid it will fall
apart some fine day. He says he
can't afford to paint it, and so
the editor of The Star has started
a paint fund for the job, starting
it off with a half pint of bright
green paint, which should be suf-
ficient for at least one fender.
Anyone having, small dabs of
green paint-any color-kicking
around the premises is urged to
bring it to The Star office and it
will be turned over to Grady who
will use each contribution as it
comes in until his car has a new
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Churches of Port St. Joe Will Join In
Sunrise Services Easter Day In Park
Public Urged To Attend Early Morning Service Celebrating
Greatest Fact of History, the Resurrection
of Jesus Christ From the Dead.
Next Sunday we celebrate the greatest fact of history, "The Re-
surrection of Jesus Christ From the Dead." It is illimitable, incon-
trovertible, incomparable, and absolutely indispensable to the faith
"once delivered to the saints."
To celebrate this event, the Protestant churches of the commun-
ity, at the suggestion and with the help of the Kiwanis Club, have
arranged for a sunrise service Easter morning at 6 o'clock. The
service will be held in the park at Fifth Street and Monument Ave-
nue. In case of rain it will meet in the high school auditorium.
Rev. Loyd Tubb will preach the sermon, Rev. Lee Graham wil
Xin -. P.7 nr C TR AL
g Easter Services
Sunday School-Special "flannel-
graph" talk for beginners and pri-
mary department. Regular Sunday
school lesson on the Resurrection
of Christ for remainder of Sunday
Morning Service-Sermon topic:
"Victory Over Sin, Death and the
Evening Service Special sing-
ing: Great hymns. on "The Resur-
rection of Christ." Sermon topic:
"Has the Living. Christ Spoken To
METHODIST CHURCH -
Holy Week services will be con-
cluded this evening at 8:00 o'clock,
at which time the topic, "The
World's Darkest Hour," will be con-
Sunday at 11 a. m. a class will
be received into membership of the
church. Easter music will be pre-
sented by the choir. The sermon,
"The Easter Message," will be de-
livered by the pastor, Loyd W. Tubb.
Sunday evening at 8 o'clock the
church school will present an Eas-
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend all of these services.
ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Celebration of the Holy Com-
munion at 7:30 a. m. Sunday. Easter
carols will be sung during this
The Festival Easter Eucharist
will be held at 11 a. m. Sunday.
Special music will include "Easter
Prelude" by Bach; processional
hymn, "Welcome, Happy Morning";
introit, "Christ, Our Passover"; ser-
mon hymn, "The Day of Resurrec-
tion"; offertory, "All Hail the
Power of Jesus' Name"; thanksgiv-
ing hymn, "Jesus Christ Is Risen
Today"; recessional hymn, "Come,
Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain";
postlude, "Now Thank We All Our
The children of the parish will
gather at 4 p. m. Easter Day for
their Easter thanksgiving service,
to be conducted by the young peo-
ple of the church. The children will
present their mite boxes which they
have been working to fill during
the season of Lent. The mite box
offering, which over the nation
amounted to more than a million
dollars last year, goes to further
the church's work in Puerto Rico.
Back From Duty In Japan
Sgt. 1/c George L. Bobbitt ar-
rived Monday from Ft. Riley, Kan.,
for a visit here with his brother
and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bobbitt.
Sgt. Bobbitt has just returned from
10 months' duty in Yokohama,
Japan, and expects to leave Mon-
day for Fort Bragg, N. C., for re-
lead in prayer, anI ievt. J. j. -
len will read the scripture. The
choirs of the churches, led by
Harry McKnight, will sing one
of the great Christian hymns
commemorating the Resurrec-
The high school band, under the
leadership of Charles Harrison, will
play "Holy, Holy, Holy," and the
entire assemblage will sing some
of the majestic, triumphant and in-
spiring Resurrection hymns.
The entire community is prayer-
fully urged to support this united
effort to the praise and glory of that
matchless name, Jesus Christ, who
lives and reigns forever.
Slip of the Tongue,
Says Sen. Shivers
Unintentionally Omitted Beaches of
Gulf County In Speeches
An editorial was published in the
April 1 issue of The Star in which
the editor took Senator Olin Shivers
to task in regard to his talks about
the state advertising fund in which
the senator referred to the beaches
"from Panama City to Pensacola."
We suggested that in future the
honorable senator make it "the
beaches from Port St. Joe to Pen-
-Last week we received the fol-
lowing letter from Senator Shiver:
"Editor The Star-Would like to
convey to you my deep regrets for
my unintentional omission of the
Port St. Joe beaches in a recent
talk at Panama City. Believe me, it
was a slip of the tongue, and I
deeply regret it.
"Have always greatly admired
the beaches between Port St. Joe
and Panama City and know them to
be among the world's most beauti-
"Since the talk, I have conferred
with Mr. Allen Morris, who, as you
know, is the member of the Florida
State Advertising Commission for
the Third Congressional District,
and have emphasized my desire for
advertising extensively the beaches
in Gulf county.
"With kindest personal regards to
the citizens and my friends of Gulf
county, I am, Sincerely,
"Olin G. Shivers."
Returns To Military Academy
George Suber Jr., left Wednesday
to return to Georgia Military Acad-
emy, College Park. Ga.. after a visit
of several days here with his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. George Suber.
Attending Ball Games
Charles Smith and Bill Traweek
left Sunday for Montgomery, Ala.,
to attend bafl games to be played
there this week.
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Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
Port St. Joe Garden Club Will Hold First Annual
Flower Show Saturday and Sunday of Next Week
The Port St. Joe Garden Club foliage and accessories in same
plans a spring flower show to be color. (6) Wild flowers and foliage.
held Saturday and Sunday, April (7) Surprise arrangements (sugges-
23 and 24, at the store building ad- tions: vegetables, book title, fruits,
joining Brooks Sporting Goods. etc. (S) Horticultural exhibit; speci-
The flower exhibits are to be re- men plants or blooms.
ceived from 8 until 11 a. m. Satur- Fans Flowers, upon invitation of
day, and the show will be open the club, will enter a non-comnpeti-
from 3 until 9 p. m. Saturday, and tive exhibit. One table will be re-
from 2 to 6 p. m. Sunday. Theme of served for merchants to exhibit
the exhibit will be "Flowers In- items of interest to gardeners. They
formal." No admission will be are requested to phone 49 for reser-
charged, and everybody is invited vations on the table.
as exhibitors of flowers and in- Committees appointed are as fol-
vited as guests. lows:
Rules for the show will be as Hospitality-Mrs. G. F. Lawrence,
follows: (1) Exhibits to be entered chairman; Mrs. George Cooper, co-
not later than 11 a. m. Saturday. chairman.
(2) Exhibits once placed are not to Publicity-Mrs. B. H. Munn.
be removed before 6 p. m. Sunday,
Tables-Mrs. Robert Bellows.
.but must be removed between 2
and 4 p. m. Monday. (3) The show Awards and Judges- Mrs. Roy
committee is not responsible for Hallman.
containers or other property, al- Arrangements Mrs. M. Ward,
though reasonable care will be ex- Mrs. H. C. Brown, Mrs. Fennon Tal-
ercised. (4) Judging will be done ley, Mrs. G. A. Patton, Mrs. Wilma
by out-of-town judges and their de- Revels, Mrs. Joe Whitfield, Mrs. J.
cision will be final. R. Smith, Mrs. Abrogast.
The flowers will be divided into Focal point of the show will be
the following classes: (1) Minia- an informal garden, planned by
tures, not exceeding 6 inches in Mrs. J. L. Sharit, with Mrs. Dan
any dimension. (2) Tables. Arrange- Brooks as co-chairman.
ments for (a) end tables, (b) oc- The public is urged to enter
casional tables, (c) sun porch flowers an;l cordially invited to at-
tables. (d) formal, (e) tea table, tend the show. Any further informa-
(f) beach table, (g) breakfast tion desired may be secured from
table. (3) Nosegays. (4) Anything Mrs. Massey Ward, chairman of the
in a shell. (5) Study in same color, flower show.
MRS. ALLEN HOSTESS TO HELLO, WORLD!
The Women of the Presbyterian Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Graves of Ken-
Church met Monday at the home of ney's Mill announce the birth of a
Mrs. S. J. Allen with the president, daughter, Charlotte Ann, on Mon-
Mrs. Henry Campbell, in charge. day, April 11. at the Port St. Joe
Mrs. R. M. Spillers, secretary of Municipal Hospital.
spiritual life, asked that members V
observe this week with special em- NEW BOOKS AT LIBRARY
phasis on Christian retreat, defin- The following new .books this
ing the term as a devotional period, week were placed on the shelves of
letting the soul catch up with the the Port St. Joe Memorial Library:
body. Mrs. 0. E. Miley very im- "The Wrath and the Wind," by
pressively presented a program that Alexander Key; "The Chain," by
told "The Story of Amsterdam 1948" P;aul I. Wellman; "In a Dark Gar-
taken from "The Household of den" and "Sangaree," by Frank E.
The meeting was closed with
prayer by Mrs. Miley, after which
the .hostess served coffee and cake
to Mesdames Henry Campbell, B.
E. Kenney, Charles Harrison, 0. E.
Miley, Thomas Mitchell, R.,M. Spill-
ers, R. D. Prows and J. R. Smith.
W. M. U. IN BIBLE STUDY
The regular Bible study of the
Baptist W. M. U. was held at the
church Monday afternoon, and was
conducted by Rev. L. J. Keels. The
meeting was opened with the year
.song, followed with prayer by Rev.
Keels. Part of "The Sermon On the
Mount" was taught from Matt. -5:-
13-48. A short business session fol-
lowed, after which the meeting was
dismissed by Mrs. Keels.
JUNIOR R. A.'s MEET
The Junior R. A.'s of the Baptist
Church met Monday afternoon at
the church with 12 members ,pres-
ent. The meeting was opened by
all repeating the watchword, fol-
lowed with the pledge and prayer
led by Jimmy Costin. During the
meeting two boys were presented
medals of their ranks. The meeting
was closed with prayer by Julian
Visit In Tampa
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Chafin and
children spent last week in Tampa
with Mrs. Chafin's sister, Mrs. Ruth
Mrs. Fern Arnold of Westville is
the guest of her sister and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Durel Brigman.
Slaughter. Non-fiction: "The New
Science of Surgery" and "Psycho-
somatic Medicine," by Dr. Frank G.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Oliver and
Mrs. Lee Oliver of Thomasville, Ga.,
were recent guests of Mrs. Tom
FINE CHICK FEED
25 lbs. $1.15
25 lbs. $1.19
EGG LAYING MASH
25 Ibs. 100 Ibs.
At the Churches
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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-
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
6:55 p. m.-B. T. U.
8:00 p. m.-Evening service.
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
6:00 a. m.-Community sunrise
service in park.
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
11:00 a. m.-Holy communion.
4:00 p. m.-Easter service for
the Sunday school and presentation
of mite boxes.
Good Friday-12 noon to 3 p. m.:
The Three Hours On the Cross.
Meditations on the Seven Last
Words of Our Lord. People may
feel free to come and go during
these three hours. 7:30 p. m.: Twi-
Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. min.-Morning worship.
7:00 p. m.-Young people.
S : 00 p. in.-Evening worship.
Midweek prayer service Wednes-
day evening at S o'clock.
Mr. and M Mrs. Roy Tharpe an-
nounce the marriage of their daugh-
ter, Margaret, to John Adams on
Sunday, April 10, in the home of
Mrs. M. S. Garwood, Donaldsonville,
Ga. Attendants were the sister of
the bride, Mrs. Vance Rogers, and
a brother of the groom, James
Adams. Others attending the wed-
ding were Mrs. James Adams, Mrs.
Troy Jones, Ellis Larimore and
Vance Rogers. The bride wore for
the occasion a grey crepe dress
with white accessories and wore a
corsage of pink rosebuds.
Hodges' At Beacon Hill
Rev. and Mrs. Dempsey Hodges
of Dothan, Ala., are spending this
month at Beacon Hill in one of the
Costin cottages. They will welcome
vistis from their many friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bedwell of
Marianna spent Tuesday here as
-guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Brin-
.00 lbs. $4.05
100 Ibs. DAIRY FEED,
16% $3.57 20% $3.97
25 Ibs. 100 lbs.
No Grit SCRATCH FEED
25 lbs. 100 Ibs.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
A Martin Theatre Port St. Joe, Fla. *
* THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M. 0
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LAST TIMES TODAY!
SUNDAY, APRIL 17
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NEWS and CARTOON
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
.... SINGIN' and FIGHTING'
EYE$ OF TEXAS
is TRUCOLOR A REPUBLIC ICILMe
CARTOON AND SERIAL
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
MONDAY and TUESDAY
April 18 and 19
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NEWS and CARTOON
Kiss the Bloo
Off My Handsi
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Chapter 1 of NEW SERIAL
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
April 21 and 22
LARAINE DAY KEENAN NN
KIRK DOUGLAS V HELEN WALKER
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NEWS and CARTOON
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MRS. MARGUERITE PRIDGEON
HOSTESS TO J. A. M. CLUB
Mrs. Marguerite Pridgeon was
hostess Monday night to members
of the J. A. M. Club at her home on
Third Street. A huge bowl of nas-
turtiums centered the lace-covered
table in the living room where the
After the regular hour of knit-
ting,, crocheting and chatting, the
hostess served pea salad, potato
sticks, sandwiches, pecan pie and
coffee to her guests.
NOBIE STONE JR., OBSERVES
Mrs. Nobie Stone honored her
little son, Noble Jr., on his seventh
birthday April 13 with a parLy at
the parish house.
This being the Easter season, ap-
propriate Easter decorations were
used. After various games were en-
joyed by the 30 little guests gath-
ered to observe the occasion with
the honoree, Mrs. Stone served ice
cream, birthday cake and punch to
all. Favors of balloons were pre-
sented to each child.
Visiting In Crestview
Mrs. J. A. Cox and baby left Sat-
urday for a week's visit with Mr.
and Mrs. B. W. Murray in Crest-
view ....... ..
Confined To Home By Illness
Friends of Mrs. R. V. Coburn will
regret to learn she is confined to
her home this week due to illness.
We wish her a speedy recovery.
Dr. Charles Reicherter
EYES EXAMINED--GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.'
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
ON STAGE IN PERSON! WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1949
We wish to express our apprecia-
tion to our friends and neighbors
for the flowers, cards and help of-
fered for John Henry Pope while in
the hospital. He is home now and
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Pope .
Visiting In Alabama
Ruben Dickey and George Pad-
gett are visiting this week in Tus-
caloosa and Birmingham, Ala.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIBA
IFinAV aDR11 L1 51949
WILLIAMS ELECTRIC COMPANY
Reid Ave., Next Frances' Grill Phone 192
ELECTRIC AND ACETYELENE WELDING
STARTERS AND GENERATORS REWOUND
IF IT'S BROKE
. WE FIX IT!
THiS WEEK ONLY
COACH 'U L95
or SEDAN I6 Up/
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"yet even this lopsided allocation is expected to protect more than
;provides for a maximum of about 160 miles of water."
30 men to patrol nearly 5000 miles
of coastal and tidal waters. With Progress would be faster if peo-
only mediocre equipment each man pie could go forward on excuses,
About 26,500,000 Set Out In Florida
During Past Winter To
About 26,500,000 pine seedlings
were planted in Florida during the
past winter to establish an all-time
record in reforestation in the state,
according to the Florida Forest
Service. The previous record was
set in the 1947-48 planting season
when 11,000,000 trees were planted.
Twenty-one million of the 1948-49
crop of seedlings were grown in the
state's nurseries at Olustee and
Munson, about 5,000,000 in the Jack
Lawton nursery established at Can-
tonment by the St. Regis Paper
Company, and some 500,000 more
bought out-of-state by the U. S.,
Forest Service for'.planting in the
Florida national forests. St. Regis
planted over 4,000,000 of its seed-
lings on its own land and gave the
others to landowners for planting
on their lands.
Most of the state-grown seedlings
were sold at cost to landowners.
but 2,500,000 were donated by pulp
mills to youth groups and school or-
ganizations, farmers and some land-
owners, to encourage reforestation.
Slash pine was the principal
species grown, but planting includ-
ed 378,000 longleaf pine, 20,000 red
cedar and 8500 loblolly pine.
STATE'S FOOD FISH
(Continued from page 1)
compared to a yearly average of
55,000,000 in 1942-43. The total
mackerel catch, the report showed,
was about 15,000,000 pounds, nearly
10,000,000 pounds under the 1945-46
total. The 1948 catch of 7,547,000
pounds was only 2,000,000 pounds
more than the lowest mackerel pro-
duction year on record.
Shellfish production during the
biennium showed "an even more
alarming slump," the report said.
The yearly yield for the period av-
eraged about 125,000 gallons. This
figure was about 55,000 under the
preceding five-year average and a
bare 14%. of the peak production
year of 1939. Adjoining Franklin
county helped boost production last
year on the shellfish. In 1947 that
county produced 64,723 gallons and
in 1948 the output was 86,584 gal-
Production of food fish in Frank-,
lin county more thdn doubled last
year, there being 3,550,787 pounds
produced, against 1,317,692 in 1947.
Production of crabs and shrimp in
that section also jumped, there be-
ing 1,023,134 pounds taken in 1947
and 2,270,340 pounds in 1948.
Blame for the slump in seafood
production is placed by the conser-
vation department on over-fishing,
lack of scientific research, and in-
adequate enforcement machinery..
"Nearly 80 per cent of the de-
partment's budget is devoted to law
enforcement," the report stated,
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"Tips From Asrees Our
Counter To Wise
Vol. III Friday, April-15. 1949 No. 36
Last week we had the pleasure
of selling one customer 3 Globe
Made-to-Measure Suits. This cus-
tomer had on a Globe Suit made in
1944 which still gave a well-dressed
appearance. It gives usa great deal
of satisfaction and genuine pleasure
to sell these fine clothes .
they've stood the acid test in the
past we know they'll meas-
ure up to customer expectation in
the future! We have a full line of
Globe samples when you're
looking for fine clothes made to fit,
we invite you to drop in we'll
take your measure any day in the
Every week more Action Values
appear in this store .. for in-
stance: Here comes a luxurious Ny-
lon Pantie, daintily trimmed, ex-
pertly made for only $1.95. A
French crepe tailored Blouse in
white and pastels for $1.95 (32 to
38). New, filmy, lacy Mo-
jud Slips for $3.50, bought to sell
for $3.95. Fussy, feminine
Eyelet Batiste Cotton Blouses for
$2.95. Dotted Swiss by the
yard in Glorious Summer Colors
only 59c. Lovable Bras (a
national sensation), A, B and C
Cups $1.00! Yes, we have
many happy surprises for you .
It's a pleasure to shop these days
. it's a pleasure for us to
bring you these outstanding Action
Today and tomorrow you'll be
Easter Shopping. We have
Poll Parrot Shoes for boys and
girls Tiny Town Frocks for
girls 1 to 12 Doris Dodson
Dresses for Junior Girls .. June
Arden, Ann Sutton and Kennedy
Frocks for misses 10 to 20 and
161/ to 24% famous Mojud
Hose, Gage Hats, Stetson Gloves.
. You'll have no trouble finding
your Easter outfit here!
See us when you need a made-to-
order belt or covered buttons to
match you dress. Many customers
are using this Special Service that
we're happy to bring you.
"Daddy, what is your birthstone?"
queried a little daughter of a father
of twelve children. "I'm not sure,
Mary, but I think it's a grndstone!"
May you have new Hope. Peace
and Happiness this glorious Easter
R. GLENN BOYLES.
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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 1 7 Right or Wrong
DEEPER CANALS-CHEAPER SHIPPING
The U. S. Army Engineers have discovered
that more water between the keel of a barge and-
the channel bottom means much lower transpor-
tation costs, and are conducting a series of tests
and studies which may lead to changed naviga--
tional practices in slack water channels such as
the intracoastal waterway that bisects Gulf
It generally has been accepted that a foot or two
of water under the keel was all that was needed
in canals and rivers, but this new theory appar-
ently is upsetting the old accepted formulas. The
studies by the engineers are not complete but
sufficient evidence has been obtained to indicate
that much greater clearances between keel and
channel bottom mean much lower transportation
It has ben found, for instance that a loaded
barge of 10-foot draft operating in a 12-foot
canal can make greater speed and operate more
economically if it is plying a channel 14 or 16
feet deep. Savings are so great, it is pointed out,
that the added cost of deeper dredging will be
absorbed by cheaper transportation costs over a
reasonable period of time.
However, there's one thing the engineers have
probably overlooked in their studies. It is more
than probable that should the canals be dredged
to a depth of 18 feet that barge builders will
build bigger barges with drafts of 13 to 14 feet,
which would necessitate deepening the canals
again, until eventually they could take ocean-
THREAT TO HOT DOG
The hot dog is under attack. Not an open,
above-board attack, but a vicious, underhand,
mean, sneaking, this-is-just-as-good campaign.,
* The makers call this new concoction a "patty
frank," an unhappy combination of words if
there ever was one, and a shameful name to hang
upon an honest piece of meat. Unfortunately,
however, the name is descriptive. The patty frank
is pafty-shaped and is prepared on a patty-cook-
ing machine called a rotissomat.
Not that the circular shape in itself is a bad
-thing. Some fine and respectable edibles come
that way. Hamburgers, crab cakes, potato cakes
and other excellent foods are adequate justifica-
tion of the patty form. But why in the name of
frankfurter rolls and orange pop make a hot dog
in the same mold? It almost smacks of culinary
We don't know what the makers of patty
franks plan to do next. But anyone who will
tamper with food of such honest simplicity as the
hot. dog is automatically suspect.. Look what
happened to the plain dignity of the hamburger
when a bunch of Californians started trying to
outdo each other with cheeseburgers, porkburg-
ers, nutburgers, and vitaminburgers (with all
the goodness locked in.) It's a warning.-Balti-
If the legislature approves that bill making it
a misdemeanor for public officials or employes
to use publicly-owned vehicles for private pur-
poses we'd be willing to bet that a lot of our
public officials and employes would find a lot
of public-business to take care of on Sundays,
especially if the fish were biting good.
Of the numerous men being mentioned as
gubernatorial material, the aspirations of a con-
siderable number will depend upon what they
do or do not do at this session of the legislature.
and solo, Mrs. W. A. Smith, accom-
panied by Mrs. Ramsey and Mrs.
Parker. Hostesses for the afternoon
-were Mrs. C. E. 'Boyer,- Mrs. Fred
Curtis, Mrs. Horace Soule and Mrs.
J. T. McNeill.
BILL HITS PRIVATE USE
OF PUBLIC VEHICLES
A bill making it unlawful for any
public official or employee to use
publicly-owned vehicles or machin-
ery for private purposes has been
introduced in the legislature.
Under the bill it would be a mis-
demeanor to make personal use of
Ninety-five per cent of our paper
is made from wood.
Here for Several Weeks' Visit
Mrs. A. V. Pickern of Bainbridge,
Ga., is visiting here for several
weeks with her daughter and.fam-
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lovett.
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I ought to know...
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From the Files of The Star
New Postoffice Opened
Port St. Joe's new postoffice was
opened for business Tuesday with-
out the breaking of bottles of cham-
pagne or a dedicatory address by
Postmaster General James A. Far-
ley. Postmaster H. A. Drake merely
hung a padlock on the doors of the
old building, tacked a removal no-
tice on the wall and started selling
stamps at a dime a dozen at his
new place of business. The new lay-
out provides virtually acres of
room for employes and the 545
boxes, with space for the addition
of 180 more, should care for the
needs of the city for some time to
Bill Okehed for Centennial Cost
The Florida house of representa-
tives Wednesday passed a senate
bill appropriating $7,479 to repay J.
L. Sharit of this city for money
spent in staging the Centennial
Celebration here last December.
The 1937 legislature appropriated
$5000 for the affair, but costs ran
above $12,000, the extra money be-
ing advanced by local interests.
Women's Clubs In Meeting Here
Representatives from women's
clubs of Apalachicola, Wewahitchka
and Panama City were guests Wed-
nesday afternoon of the Port St.
Joe Woman's Club. Each club took
part on the program, as follows:
Reading, Mrs. Charles Marks of Ap-
alachicola; vocal solos, Mrs. G. A.
Fellows and Mrs. Still of Panama
City; two piano numbers, Mrs. F.
M. Campbell of Wewahitchka; vio-
lin solo, Mrs. Edwin Ramsey; piano
polo, Mrs. S. C. Parker; reading
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- "Little Miss Hopeful" is Bette
Jean Bligh of Custer, South Dakota.
poster girl for the 1949 Easter Seal
Drive of the National Society for
Crippled Children and Adults. Bette
Jean, who is receiving medical and
therapeutic care in one of the coun-
try's first hospital-school units to
be financed by Easter Seal funds, is
a victim of cerebral palsy, but now
able to walk. She is a symbol of the
hope-extended to the nation's crip-
pled through the services financed
by Easter Seals.
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The junior class of 1948-49 of
the Port St. Joe high school de-
sires to extend a cordial invita-
tion for all graduates of the St.
Joe high school to attend the an-
nual prom given by the juniors
for the seniors and past gradu-
ates of the school, to be held at
the Centennial Auditorium May
6, 1949, at 9.:30 p. m. Alumni may
invite whomever they wish to
The class is not sending out in-
dividual invitations this year, so
members of the alumni are asked
to accept this as their invitation.
Bill Would Provide
On Taking Oysters
Measure Designed To Conserve Bi-
valves, Protect Spawn and
Give Time To Grow
A bill providing a longer anid
tighter closed season on oysters
has been introduced/in the bouse
by Representative Patton of Frank-
lin county. It would close all beds,
both public and privately leased, to
oystermen from April 1 to October
1 of each year. Patton said the bill
is designed to conserve oysters, pro-
tect the spawn and allow them more
time to fatten. i
Present closed season is from
April 15 to September 15. It doesn't
apply to privately leased bottoms,
and permits any person to take a
gallon of oysters a day for his own
use. Patton said the gallon-a-day
provision has been "badly abused."
\His proposal would repeal that pro-
The bill would make it unlawful
to take oysters with shells less than
three inches across, or to sell oys-
ters unless they had been processed
"through the premises of an oyster
house certified to by the state
board of conservation.",
The shells of oysters taken from
any grounds, beds or reefs would
remain the property of the state of
Florida. No bottoms could be leased
without a recommendation from the
director of oyster culture.
Violation of the law would carry
a minimum penalty of $25 fine for
the first offense.
A total of 78 different designs
'were submitted for the navy's 65,-
000 ton aircraft carrier USS United
States -before one, was accepted.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOM, GULP COUNTY, PLORIDA
FRIDAY APRIL 15 1949
AG TA T O
The Low Down
Editor The Starr:
Today I'm coming' to the aid of
the underdog-congress. So menny
yappers are jumpin' congress (in-
kluding you) calling' the boys there
do-nothin's, and un-social minded,
.and non-liberal that I've bin delvin'
into the fracas.
Congress oughta git a pat on the
bak-not too big, but jist enuf to
encourage 'em a speck-they bin
doin' pritty good here lately-keep
in' there shirt on. And now iffin
they'll kee their trolley on, and
there eye on the track, we kin har-
bor a bit of hope that the Govt. will
yit be pared back a leetle. And
mebbe we won't need to ante 6 mil-
lyun bucks fer repairs and expan-
shun of the White House-6 millyun
brother, that wud build 1000 houses
at 6000 $ per each.
Citizens in this here fair land of
ourn agin need a free hand Itfen
a yung -feller chooses to use his
noggin and his mussle-on his own
hook and a leetle overtime-let him
profit. Iffen he kin make a bigger
donut fer less, let him. Iffen he kin
turn out .a hotter gallon of gas, give
him free rein and 3 chears.
Iffen congress will resist fiddlin'
around with soshul medicine, infla-
shun yammer, deflashun preven-
shun, spirals, security, cow creek
dams, uplift, etc., etc., and even
mebbe decide to kum on home,
rite soon, it cud be doin' all of us
a good turn.
Yours with the low down,
',' .4,.. -. JO SERRA.
BILL WOULD ALLOW WOMEN
TO SERVE ON STATE JURIES
Women will be allowed to serve
on Florida juries if a bill to be in-
troduced by State Senator W. G.
-Walker meets with the approval of
Long an advocate of jury duty
for women, Walker said, "as things
stand now, the most desirable men
.jurors beg off because they have
work to do. Many women who
-would make good jurors have the
time to serve and would do so if
,given the opportunity."
Gets Hooked and Hooks Some
C. J. Sullivan of Florala, Ala.,
-was a visitor in town for several
days the latter part of last week.
THe informed us that he read the
rayon mill story without turning to
the continuation and didn't know
it was a gag until he arrived here
last Friday. However, the story
.didn't bring him here-he came to
enjoy our fishing, and caught quite
a few nice ones. He returned home
-Limbs do not move up as a tree
What GOES INTO A
T HE ingredients your doctor
e orders, of course; but also
there goes the scientific knowl-
edge and skiM of experience-of
our expert pharmacists. That's
why you may bring prescriptions
tw-" 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
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REV. HICKMAN ON AIR St. Joe for their friendliness and
THREE TIMES WEEKLY splendid co-operation.
Rev. D. F. Hickman writes us i UA
from Dothan, Ala., that he is now
doing three radio broadcasts each "I'm from Milwaukee- H ME
week. "Religious news only." Sta- I ought to know... U i
tions used by Rev. Hickman are
WOOF, Wednesday, 4:15 p. mn.; A'/
WAGF, Saturday. 4:30 p. in., and
NDIG, Sunday, 1245 p1. m.
Kelley Quits Police Force'
AM. A. Kelley. a member of the
local police force for the past year, A ys We Carry
has returned to his home in Boni- BRIAN DONLEVY l j 'W Ully
-fay. Officer Kelley desires to ex- Famous Movie Star .. 4 and
press his thanks to the people of :a....
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will get the vegetables in your garden, you or the
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they're all BONUS BUILT
No matter hat your job. there's a Bonus
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models include the tio new Big Jobs.. ;
Three new engines up to 1 45 h.p. S
Million Dollar Cab with living-room
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FRIDAY,' APRIL 15, 1949
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START WORK ON NEW Kiwanis Club and Red Cross Attend Ball Games Finds Odd Pair of Carrots
HOME FOR tEGION Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Lane, Mr. and While pulling carrots in her gar-
LEGISLATIVE NOTES Work started Wednesday on the (Continued from page 1) Mrs. Jimmy McNeill and Mrs. John den Monday, Mrs. J. E. Cook yanked
By GEORGE G. TAPPER new home for the local American be fitted with glasses. Lane and daughter Beth attended up two carrots that had grown thru
Legion post, to be located at the Additional funds will be needed the baseball game in Pensacola re- holes in a triangular piece of cast-
The 1949 session of the Florida corner of Third Street and Williams before the project is completed, and cently and in Mobile last week-end. iron. The vegetables may be seen
legislature got underway at 12 noon Avenue. Arthur Lupton is in charge any individuals or organizations de- John Lane played in these games at The Star office.
April 5. The house and senate had of construction. siring to aid in this program byi llIN I N_ lC R O N R_ _
a joint session to hear the gover- The post's new home will be 90 contributing time or money, may
nor's message, which was met with feet long, facing on iThird Street, contact Principal Rooks. ATTE
varied degrees of enthusiasm and and 28 feet in depth, being set back _T EN-TI ALL IA N
some outright opposition. The most two feet from the sidewalk. Con- The U. S. navy used. a quarter of
controversial part of the message struction will be of concrete blocks. a million board feet of high quality DO YOU KNOW .
. t... i. tx uov uestioinse which are lumber during 1948. .
It is the intention of this column
to keep the people of Gulf county
informed as to the activities of
their representative, as well as to
sum up all of the highlights which
affect the state as a whole.
Your representative was appoint-
ed on the following committees:
Agriculture, forestry and livestock,
chairman; finance and taxation,
rules and calendar, drainage and
water control, military and veter-
ans affairs, public health, public
utilities and transportation.
The first bill dropped in the hop-
per was the "No Fence" measure,
introduced by-Luckie of Duval. It
was referred to my committee, and
I immediately called for a public
hearing on the bill for April 12.
During the week I introduced the
governor's statewide fire control
bill; a bill to designate the slash
pine as the state tree; a bill to
raise the salaries of circuit judges,
and the governor's bill to refund
the tax on gasoline used by farm-
ers and fishermen.
As usual, the first two weeks of
the session are spent mostly in get-
ting organized and getting bills in-
troduced in order that they may be
studied by the various committees.
After bills have bedn studied by
the committees and reported back
to the house is when the actual
work of passage begins.
The hottest and most controver-
sial bill before the house at this
time is the "No Fence" bill. The
5% hotel tax bill has been intro-
ducedand a public hearing has been
called for 3 p. in. April 20.
.More next week.
Home From Visit In Georgia
Mrs. R. F. Scheffer Jr., and chil-
dren, Richard and Sandra Kay, re-
turned home Sunday from a two
weeks' visit in Bainbridge, Ga., with
her parents. Mr. and Mrs. C. R.
heel DO YOU KNOW .
tfuThal in 5 minutes we can check yo
for our new
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A SPECIAL THROUGH MONTH
ALL FOUR WHEELS BALANCED
n Lead Weights Needed FREE!
LAST RITES HELD MONDAY
FOR MRS. ETTA K. RHAMES
Last rites were held Monday at
the Bethlehem cemetery, near Boni-
fay, for Mrs. Etta Kirkland Rhames,
69, who passed away Sunday at her
home in Wewahitchka. The serv-
ices were conducted by the Rev.
Walter Pitts. Comforter Funeral
Home of this city was in charge of d
arrangements. 1 ,I
Spend Week-end In Jacksonville, '
ter Miss Teresa spent last week- U IJiS I
end in Jacksonville with their
daughter and sister, Mrs. Bill Kit- SOTER RIDINO... EASI
ler and family. ROYAl
On South Florida Trip
C. R. Mahon, Tom Montgomery
and C. R. Mahon Jr., left Sunday UP TO
for a week's vacation trip to points
in South Florida. $1 000
Visiting Daughter and Family On Your
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Bryan of
Wrightsville, Ga., are visiting here Old
with their daughter and family, Mr. Tires
and Mrs. Nobie Stone.
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All cards of thanks, with the ex-
ception of those after a death, must .. '
be paid for at time of insertion. A
minimum charge of 50c is made for
30 words or less; 112c per word for
all over 30.
It pays to advertise-try it!
"I'm from Milwaukee-
SI ought t now. -
DON AMECHE i -
Famous Movie Star ili I.
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Your first thrill is seeing it...
Your greatest thrill is driving it!
You'll avoid the possibility of heavy repair expense this summer
if you bring your trucks .to us now for a complete seasonal
servicing. We'll give them a complete engine tune-up, including
oil change,,the inspection, cleaning, adjustment, or servicing
of spark plugs, distributor, regulator, carburetor, valves, bat-
teries, cables and wiring. We'll lubricate and service all chassis
points, transmission, differential, steering gear, wheel bearings,
and other units as needed. And we'll give those truck cooling
systems a complete draining and flushing, adding
rust inhibitor with the refill. Bring your lr:Cks in
today for thorough-going and economical seasonal
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
PORT ST. JOE, FLA
now made even more attractive by new lower 'prices!
cY- lTalk about thrills! You'll get
the biggest "triple-thrill" in miotlor-
ing out of seeing, driving and saving money
with this new Chevrolet for '49-the most
beautiful buy of all-now made even more
attractive by new lower prices!
And, while you'll naturally be happy to
know it's the beauty-leader, we believe you'll
get your greatest thrill out of driving it. You'll
experience amazing new handling ease and
riding ease, thrilling acceleration, and out-
standing hill-climbing ability, all delivered
with typically tight-fisted Chevrolet savings
on gas and oil. For here's the only low-priced
car with a world's champion Valve-In-flead
engine-of the type now being used on more
and more higher-priced automobiles-the most
beautiful buy for performance with economy,
just as it's thl most beautiful buy for styling.
Give yourself and your family the biggest
"triple-thrill" in motoring see, drive and
save with Chevrolet for '49 the nwst
beautiful buy of all!
PORT ST. JOE, FLA
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That 30 per cent of your tire life can be LOST by
driving with unbalanced wheels?
DO YOU KNOW .
That a wheel that 'is only 5 ounces out of balance
at 60 miles per hour pounds your tire and steer-
ing assembly with a force ol 64 pounds, 12 times
ur wheels with
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GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 1949
loro I GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
-I I *Phone 388 Port St. Joe, Florida
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Visiting From Military College
Tom Bartee, student at Georgia
Military College, Milledgeville, Ga.,
is here this week with his mother
and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Visitors From Greensboro
Mr. and Mrs. Otha Rowan an
sons of Greensboro visited her
Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. R
----- See Johnny Lane In Action
Week-end Visitors Mrs. Verna Smith, Miss Sara
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Goodson and Kelly and George Core attended
daughter Rhea of Panama City the ball game in Mobile last week-
spent the week-end herd with Mr. end and saw Johnny Lane in action.
and Mrs. E. C. Cason and Mr. and --- --
Mrs. Durel Brigman. It pays to advertise-try it!
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At &mall Cost.
RATES-11/2 cents per word for one inser-
tion (count initials and figures as single
words); minimum diarge 30 cents. Addi-
tional insertions of same ad take lower
rate. To eliminate bookkeeping, all ada
must be paid for at time of first insertion.
HELP WANTED IN WORST WAY
W A N T ED
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
DEALER WANTED 200 farm-
home necessities: medicines, vit-
amins, spices, foods, DDT, etc. Well
known over county. For particulars
-write Rawleigh's, Dept. FAD-101-
142, Memphis, Tenn. 1*
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All visit-
ing companions welcome. Fennon
Talley High Priest; H. R. Maige,
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, I-O.
S0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
iesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic hall.
All members urged to attend; visit-
ing brethren invited. P. A. Howell,
IN.G.; F. L. Hill, Secretary.
JVIELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
, 3 !. 0. .'F.F-Meets 2nd and 4th
VWednesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Visitors invited. Eliza Lawson,
N. G.; Pauline Owens, SecretarVy.
MIASONIC TEMPLE F & A. M-
-)ort St. Joe Lodge 111. R gular
A meetings 2nd and 4th FrI-
days each-month, 8:00 p. M.
*^\ Members urged to attend;
'visiting brothers welcome. W. L.
Jordan, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
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
15 ACRES of land facing highway
at White City. Reasonable.
We also have a nice selection o
two and three-bedroom homes ii
ideal residential sections. Mos
of these hames may be purchased
by buying equity and assuming
mortgage for balance.
FRANK & DOT'S AGENCY
Registered Real Estate Broker
211 Reid Avenue Phone 61
FOUR-BEDRJOM HOUSE for sale
Also private bedroom for rent
Phone 161. 4-15c
FOR RENT-Modern, unfurnished
apartment. Phone 341-W or see
Sanders Chitty. 4-22*
ROOMS FOR RENT--Running hot
and cold water, gas heat. Cornel
Third St. and Reid Ave. See Mrs
A. D. Lawson. 3-18tf
FOR APARTMENTS See- The
Shirey Apartmuefnts. tf
BUTTONS, BUCKLES AND BOWS
Bring me your buttons and buckles
to be covered. Can cover buttons
and buckles any size. Also make
belts and buttuholes. Can furnish
buckles. See Mrs. A. S. Johnson
Kenney's Mill. 4-8 15<
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-itf
PRINTS MADE 24-Hour Service
Group Pictures and Real Estate
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 peri100 pads; 10 for
60-c. Also onionskin "COPY" -second
sheets, $2.25 per package of 1001
(don't ask 'us to break a package)
THE STAR. 10-24t
FOR LONG DISTANCE MOVING
Call 92, Panama City, Fla. Corn
plete estimates. Prompt, courteous
and efficient service. VanHon
Transfer & Storage Company.
WHILE YOU WAIT!
35c Each 2 for 50c
Brooks Hardware and
Sporting Goods Co.
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
\ We recommend fire Insuranoe-beoause Its easy to start a fire
es, BUCK ALEXANDER
COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
24-HOUR AMBULANCE SERVICE
601 Long Avenue Phone 326 Day or Night
Title Insurance Real Estate Loans
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
TOMLINSON ABSTRACT COMPANY, Inc.
Telephone 364 Agent: Title & Trust Company of Florida
Small Down Pay-
ments ... Liberal
Phone and Mail
PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA
2 Pc. KROEHLER SUITE ---- $189.50
2 Pc. KROEHLER SUITE --- -159.50
3 Pc. TAPESTRY SUITE -------- 189.50
SIMMONS SOFA BED ----79.50
SOFA BED (Tapestry) -- ----69.50
3 Pc. SUITE (Tapestry) ---- --99.50
PLATFORM ROCKER (Vel. Cover) 39.50
7- WAY FLOOR LAMPS ----7.95
Walnut 4 Pc. BEDROOM SUITE 199.50
Walnut 4 Pc. BEDROOM SUITE.... 149.50
4 Pc. BEDROOM SUITE ---98.50
Mahogany 4 Pc. BEDROOM SUITE- 198.50
BOX SPRING and MATTRESS 59.50
COTTON MATTRESSES---- 14.95
ASSORTED CHESTS OF DRAWERS, all finishes $14" up
2 Pc. MAPLE LIVING ROM SUITE $
PLATFORM ROCKER (Kroehler)
ASSORTMENT OF USED CHAIRS, each
MAPLE TABLE, CHAIRS and CHINA
MAPLE CORNER CABINET (like new)
5 Pc. UNFINISHED DINETTE -
5 Pc. METAL DINETTE
501b. METAL ICE BOXES
75 lb. METAL ICE BOXES -----
5-BURNER OIL RANGES
large 51Pc. BEDROOM SUITE
Furniture Prices Slashed!
Below Listed Items, Along With Many Others, MUST GO! Visit
Us for Your Furniture Needs Large or Small.
ALL NEW MERCHANDISE
,-FRI-DAY,--APRI-L 15, 1.949
THE STAP, PORT ST. JOE, GULF c-ouNYy, FLORFU*.;