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'VOLUME XII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1949 NUMBER 39
Provides Funds for
Makes $10,000 Available for Work
At Request of Governor
During the 1947 session of the
legislature' Representative George
Tapper had a bill passed providing
for funds for the upkeep of Con-
.stitution Park in this city, but no
provision was made in the. general
appropriation bill for the money.
Last Saturday George received
the following letter from Governor
"I am very glad to advise you
that the budget commission yester-
day, on my motion, made available
$10,000 for rehabilitation of Con-
"I know this will be very good
news to you, since you got the 1947
legislature to enact the law appro-
priating this -money for Constitu-
tion Park, and since you worked so
hard ever since to get the money
released for this purpose.
"It also gives me a lot of satis-
faction to make good on my assur-
ances to the good people of Port St.
Joe and Gulf county."
Junior Ball League Part
Of Recreation Program
'First Tilt In Twelve-Game .Series
Will Be Held Today
A junior baseball league'has been
formed for boys under 16 years of
age as a part of the high school's
summer recreation program. Teams
from Oak Grove, Kenney's Mill,
Highland View and Port St. Joe
will compete in a 12-game series.
Warmup games have been played
:and a good brand of baseball has
been displayed by the youthful
players. The league opens officially
today, with Highland View meet-
ing Oak Grove in the opener. The
:games played on week days will
start at 2 p. m. and the Saturday
games at 9 a. m. All games will be
played in the new ball park.
An all-star team will be selected
at the end of theseries, and a most
valuable player award will be made
to the boy voted most valuable in
the league by the players.
A playoff series will be staged at
the completion of the following
June 24-Highland View vs. Oak
June 25-St. Joe vs. Kenneys.
June 27-Highland View vs. Ken-
July 1-Oak Grove vs. St. Joe.
July 2-Highland View vs. St.
July 4-Kenney's Mill vs. Oak
uly 8-Highland View vs. Oak
July 9-St. Joe vs. Kenney's Mill.
July 11-Highland View vs. Ken-
July 15-Oak Grove vs. St. Joe.
July 16-Highland View vs. St.
July 18-Kenney's Mill vs. Oak
Expected Home Tomorrow
Billy Milton Johnson is expected-
home tomorrow after a visit of two
weeks in Columbus. Ga., with Mr.
and Mrs. C. A. Harris and family.
-Miss Vonnye Heath of Live Oak
was visiting friends here over the
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Pay Your Money an
Legislative Group Feels No
Special Session Necessary
A group of Florida legislators
from all parts of the state met in-
formally in Tampa and compli-
mentedl Governor Warren and the
state cabinet on effecting a 25 per
cent reduction in state expendi-
tures, but questioned the advisa-
bility of cutting allotments to all
departments by the same percent-
Rep. John E. Bollinger of West
Palm Beach, spokesman for the en-
tire group, praised the governor
particularly for cutting 75 employes
of the motor vehicle department
from the state payroll.
"This is a step in the right direc-
tion," the group stated, "but the
flat 25 per cent. c.ut of all depart-
ments might tend to penalize more
efficient and essential government
services along with those depart-
ments generally regarded to be
loaded with dead wood."
"By this action," the statement
continued, "a bid apparently is be=-
ing made to get public support for
a special tax-raising session of the
"An estimate of public opinion in
our several counties indicates that
at present there is absolutely no
enthuisiasnmfor a special tax-raising
session of the legislature..:
"We believe that present taxes,
plus the surplus-in the-state treas-
ury on July 1, plus arldir n.dl taxes
voted by the 1949 legislature, plus
savings that cans be made by elimi-
nating non-essential services and
employes, enough money will be
available for the budget commis-
sion to operate the state govern-
ment efficiently without new taxes
or special session."
id Take Your Choice
Financial Plight of State
Is Serious, Says Cabinet
Criticizing "confused, comments"
on the state's financial condition,
the cabinet has issued "a simple
factual statement" on Florida's fis-
The two-page outline, of the cabi-
net's stand on state finances was
prepared by Secretary of State Bob
Gray and copies sent to every mem-
ber of the legislature and every
newspaper in Florida.
The cabinet statement said the
1949 legislature appropriated $30,-
000,000 a year more than the state's
current income. Because of this
the cabinet said, it was necessary
for it to cut expenditures 25 per
cent below appropriations for the
next three months.
The statement recalled that the
legislature two years ago levied no
new taxes, but also made appro-
priations calling for more than was
Then, however, there was a war-
time backlog of "between $40,000,-
000 and $50,000,000 accumulated in
the state treasury, and by using
this the school appropriations have
been met in full the last two years.
This 'back log' is now gone.
"The financial Djljgh9,.of .the stAte
is so serious, it is 'no time for con-
fused thinking," the cabinet de-
Governor Warren's comment on
the situation was: "Most of the
confusion about state finances
arises not from government bodies
but from confused comment from
EHE EHEKEKE *EEEEEEEEEE U..
Saints Meet Capitols
In Two-Game Series
Still clinging to the cellar posi-
tion in the Gulf Coast League, the
St. Joe Saints play the Tallahassee
Capitols here next Sunday and
Wednesday and the results of these
two games will probably have .a
definite bearing on whether or not
-Port St. Joe will be in the final
playoff for the mythical pennant.
The Saints lost their Sunday tilt
with Apalachicola 10 to 5, and the
Wednesday game scheduled for the
Oyster City was rained out.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brown of Tusca-
loosa, Ala., were guests Sunday of
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Lane,
When Polio Hits Yc
(With two cases of infantile par-
alysis reported in Port St. Joe, Dr.
Terry Bird of the Gulf County
Health Department, asked The Star
to publish the following.)
Avoid Crowds and New Contacts
in trains, buses or boats, if pos-
sible; avoid crowded places where
you may be close to another's
breath or cough.
Avoid Over-Fatigue, too active
play, late hours, worry-irregular
living schedules may invite a more
serious form of the disease.
Avoid Swimming in water which
has not been declared safe by your
Avoid Chilling.. Take off wet
clothes and shoes at 'once. Keep
Junior Woman's Club Is
Sponsoring Fourth Ball
The Junior Woman's Club is
sponsoring a Fourth of July ball
at the Centennial Auditorium the
evening of Monday, July 4, from
Music will be provided by Harry
Shepherd and his orchestra.
The public is cordially invited to
Return From Trip To Alabama
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Manasco and
children returned Saturday from
Alabama where, during the course
of a week, they visited relatives in
Sheffield, Birmingham, Carbon Hill,
Bankston, Haleyville and points
east, west, south and north.
our Area This Year
dry shoes, sweaters, blankets and
coats handy for sudden changes in
Keep Clean. Wash hands after
going to toilet and before eating.
Keep food covered and free from
flies and other insects. Burn or
bury garbage not tightly covered.
Avoid using another's pencil, hand-
kerchief, utensil or food touched by
Quick Action May Prevent Crippling
Call Your Doctor at once if there
are symptoms of headache, nausea,
upset stomach, muscle soreness or
stiffness, or unexplained fever.
Take His Advice if he orders hos-
pital care; early diagnosis and
(Continued on page 7)
Planning for City-Wide
Dollar Days July 15-16
Business Houses Will Offer Out-
standing Values for Shoppers
of City and County
At the regular monthly, dinner-
meeting of the Port St. Joe Mer-
chants Association held Tuesday of
last week at Hotel St. Joe, a city-
wide Dollar Days promotion was
suggested and approved by the
Date of this event will be Friday
and Saturday, July 15 and 16, and
John Robert Smith, W. C. Pridgeon
and Glenn Boyles will act as a
committee to formulate plans for
Members of the association ex-
pressed their desire to make these
two days outstanding value days
for the shoppers of Gulf county and
The public is urged to watch The
Star for further announcements in
connection with this unusual event.
YOUR NAME IN THE POT?
The board of county commission-
ers at its last meeting reached into
the hat and pulled out the names of
200 residents of the county to serve
as jurors in County Judge J. Earl
Pridgeon's court during the 1949-50
fiscal year. The complete list will
be found on page six of this issue
Jerseyites Enjoying Vacation
I MIr. and.-Mrs. James6 lJ. SU1i-,'.-L
brother and sister-in-law of Mrs.
Kenneth Bi'odnax, and a niece, Miss
Carole Misko, arrived Monday eve-
ning from New Jersey for a two
weeks' vacation here, with Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Brodnax in their
home on Tenth Street. Mrs. Brod-
nax and young son, Kenneth Jr.,
will accompany Mr. and Mrs. Sulli-
van back to New Jersey for a visit
of several weeks.
Can't Afford Not to Renew
Along with $2, the editor this
week received the following note
from John Dendy in Pensacola:
"You know I can't afford not to re-
new the good ol' Star so that I can
keep up with all the news. How's
everything down that way, especi-
ally fishing? Don't catch 'em all, as
I hope to catch a few in that good
spot very soon."
Visiting Parents and Brother
Mrs. Harold Moore and children
of Jacksonville and Mrs. John, Pe-
terson of Los Angeles, Calif., are
visiting at Kenney's Mill with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hunt,
and their brother and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Floyd Hunt.
Vacationing At Beacon Hill
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Helms Jr.,
and Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Helms III
and son of Richmond, Va., are va-
cationing at Beacon Hill this week
at the Costin cottages. Mr. and
Mrs. Helms Jr., were residents of
St. Joe a number of years ago.
Here From Seattle
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Mondau and
son Fritz of Seattle, Wash., arrived
Tuesday for a visit with Mrs. Mon-
dau's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. F.
Scheffer in their home at Kenney's
Vance Bateman of Bristol, bro-
ther of A. V. Bateman of this city,
had his tonsils and adenoids re-
moved Monday at the municipal
To Validate or Reject
Note Set for July 26
Freeholders Will Have Opportunity
To Pass On $63,165 Debt
For Street Paving
Under a bill passed at the recent
session of the legislature, the free-
holders of Port St. Joe will be
called upon to approve or reject a
note of the city in the amount of
$63,165.71 held by the Coleman &
Faulk Construction Company for
street paving. Date of the referen-
dum election has been set for Tues-
day, July 26.
Only property owners within the
city limits are qualified to vote on
this proposition, and any who are
not now on the city's registration
books may register at the city hall
between July 6 and July 15, during
which period the books will be open
for that purpose.
Should the freeholders refuse to
ratify this note as a legal obligation
of the city, Faulk & Coleman can
take the matter to court, at some
cost to the city, and have the value
of the paving assessed against the
property owners on the streets that
have been paved.
Gale July 4th Fete
Boat Races, Fish Fry, Ball Game,
Dance Are Some Features
SApalachicola's ;-'utAl Fourt.i -, pf
July celebration this year.will fea-
ture a gala day in that historic
river delta communityy, according
to word received by The Star from
the Oyster City chamber of com-
Events that will draw crowds
from all sections of Northwest
Florida include speedboat and work
boat races, a noon fish fry featur-
ing famous Apalachicola "seafood
at its source," followed by a bingo
game and a National Guard dem-
onstration, a baseball game in the
afternoon, and a fireman's ball to
conclude the colorful day's pagean-
In speaking of the day's festivi-
ties, Mayor Cory Henriksen said:
"We hope our friends and neigh-
bors from other sections will ac-
cept our invitation to one of the
most well-planned community-wide
celebrations Apalachicola has ever
had." Plans to house and entertain
out-of-town visitors are getting spe-
cial attention, he stated.
PENSION FUND EXHAUSTED
Due to the fact that funds as set
up in the budget for the mother's
pension fund are exhausted, no
more checks will be issued by the
county clerk until further funds are
provided by the.1949-50 budget.
Visitors From 'Show Me' State
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mouchette of
Sikeston, Mo., were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. M. K. Hurlbut at their
beach cottage last week. They were
accompanied home by Miss Debbie
Mouchette, who had been visiting
the fHurlbuts for the past month.
Little Miss Freda Tramniell un-
derwent an emergency operation
for appendicitis at the municipal
Visitors From Pensacola
Mr. and Mrs. Elmore Williams of
Pensacola were visiting relatives
and friends here this week.
LA g TWO TH Ti.PR T OGL ONY LRD RDY UE2,14
MYRTICE 0. SMITH,
Temples Honored On 25th
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Temple were
honored guests on the occasion of
their 25th wedding anniversary at
a reception given Wednesday eve-
ning, June 16, by their daughter,
Mrs. E. M. Godfrey, at the home of
Mrs. Tom W. Thompson, 1208 Palm
Boulevard, a sister of Mrs. Temple.
The living room was beautifully
decorated with multi-colored glad-
ioli, 'mums and Shasta daisies. The
dining table, overlaid with a white
linen cloth, was centered with a sil-
ver bowl of white gladioli, pom-
pom 'mums and baby breath,
flanked by silver candelabra hold-
ing lighted white tapers. A tiered
cake bearing the inscription "25th
Anniversary," graced one end of
Mrs. Gus Creech received the
guests at the door and introduced
them to the receiving line, which
was composed of Mr. and Mrs. God-
frey and the honorees, Mr. and
Mrs. Temple. Mrs. Roy Gaskin
kept the guest book.
Assisting in serving the cake and
punch were Mrs. Tom Thompson,
Mrs. W. J. Herring, Mrs. Walter F.
Johnson and Mrs. B. H. Dickens Jr.
Mrs. Temple wore a powder blue
crepe dress with a corsage of pink
rose buds. Mrs. Godfrey's dress
was of figured crepe, and her cor-
,sage was of pink and white carna-
tions. Mrs. Temple's mother, Mrs.
W. L. Belin of Smackover, Ark.,
wore a gray print crepe dress and
a corsage of pink carnations.
Approximately fifty-guests were
presntor duri'lng te ev-ening to of-
f ifth-ir dongrattilations to Mr. and.
IMrs. Teniple and present them with
gifts of silver in honor of the oc-
MRS. PRIDGEON HOSTESS
TO BAPTIST CIRCLE ONE
Circle One of the Baptist W. M.
U. met Monday afternoon with Mrs.
W. C. Pridgeon in her home on
Monument Avenue with Mrs. C. A.
McClellan, chairman, presiding.
Due to the absence of the pro-
gram chairman, Mrs. E. C. Cason,
Mrs. Wesley Ramsey had charge of
the program, subject of which was
"The Power of Personal Witness-
ing," taken from John 1:40-47, Dan-
iel 12:3 and Prov. 11:30.
Mrs. W. H. Howell gave an inter-
esting reading, "Christians Must
Tell," followed with prayer by Mrs.
L. J. Keels, reading of the minutes
and roll call. The meeting was dis-
- missed with prayer by Mrs. Mc-
During the social hour the hos-
tess served a frozen salad plate
and punch to the eight members
and one visitor present.
MRS. SWATTS ATTENDING
P.-T. A. SHORT COURSE
Mrs. Ralph Swatts is in Talla-
hassee this week attending the four-
day short .qurse in Parent-Teacher
leadership which opened Tuesday
at Florida State University and
continues' through today. As direc-
tor of Region Two, Florida Con-
gress of Parents and Teachers, she
delivered an address of welcome
This annual short course is pre-
sented by the general extension di-
vision of the university in co-opera-
tion with the Florida Congress of
Parents and Teachers in order to
provide a training program for
newly-elected P.-T. A. officers and
committee members from all over
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Drake spent
Father's Day in Iron City, Ga., with
Mr. Drake's father and other mem-
bers of the family.
State President Visits
Local Rebekah Lodge
Melody Rebekah Lodge No. 22
was honored Wednesday night by
an official visit from the state pres-
ident, Mrs. Clennie Hord of Fort
Myers, and Past State President
Mrs. Lillian Senner of Tampa.
Other visiting officers were Dis-
trict Deputy Mrs. Vannie Jacobs,
Noble Grand Mrs. Eva Mae Loydd
and Past Noble Grand Mrs. Edna
Hunter, all of Lynn Haven.
The hall was attractively decor-
ated for the occasion with sweet
peas, the state president's flower.
During the evening Mrs. Hord, Mrs.
Senner and Mrs. Jacobs were pre-
sented with gifts and corsages by
the local chapter.
Noble Grand Mrs. Eliza Lawson
stated that the local lodge would
suspend meetings during July and
August, reconvening again in Sep-
Attending the meeting were eight
visitors from Lynn Haven and 27
members of the local lodge.
At the close of the meeting a
sumptuous covered dish luncheon,
with iced drinks, was served and
enjoyed by all.
MRS. W. S. SMITH HOSTESS
MONDAY TO J. A, M. CLUB
The J. A. M. Club met Monday
night with Mrs. W. S. Smith at her
home on Williams Avenue. During
the evening sewing and chatting
were enjoyed and the hostess
served her guests a tuna fish salad
plate with potato sticks, pickled
beets, pineapple Boston cream pie
Enjoying the evening were Mes-
dames Ruby Pridgeon, Florrie Con-
nell, Eula Pridgeon, Gladys Boyer,
Minnie Ola Drake, Marguerite Prid-
geon, Verna Smith, Lola Costin and
Due to the next meeting falling
on July Fourth, it will be postponed
until a later date, to be announced.
Mrs. C. E. Boyer will be hostess at
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hughes of
Tuscaloosa, Ala., announce the mar-
riage of their daughter, Betty Mae,
to James Ruben Dickey of this city
on Monday, June 13, at Columbus,
Miss. Mr. Dickey is employed at
the Quality Grocery & Market. The
young couple are at home to their
friends at their home in Oak Grove.
WATCH REPAIRS SHOE REPAIRING
AFTER JULY I
Balance ,Staff --
Staff and Clean
Clean and Spring
Bal. Staff and Jewel_
Stem and Crown, ea._
Three to Six-Day Service
Wilks Jewelry Co.
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
LEATHER HALF SOLES
Men's Best Grade $2.00
Men's Second Grade 1.75
Ladies' Half Sole -- 1.25
Children's Half Sole 1.25
RUBBER HALF SOLES
Men's Best Grade $1.75
Ladies' Best Grade 1.50
Children's Best Grade 1.25
Men's -- 65c
Ladies' and Children- .50c
LADIES' TOP LIFT RUBBER
High heels 35c
AND SUNDAY SERVICES
.. .......... .. 4=0.
Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:00 p. Rm.-Young people.
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship.
STj JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Second Sunday after Trinity
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
1-1:00 a. m.-Morning prayer and
Rev. Samuel J. Allen, Pastor
The sermon subject for Sunday
morning will be-"Hallowed Be Thy
Name." What is meant by the name
of God? How can we "halloW" or
show respect and reverence for
the name of God? Why should we?
What is wrong with profanity?
What is wrong with worship that
is merely formal?
Come and hear the answer, to
these questions from God's Word.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Services held at the parish house
Sunday afternoons at 4:00. Con-
gregational singing. Sermon by J.
Leo Patton. A cordial invitation to
attend is extended the public.
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. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fr. Alban O'Hara, Priest
Mass the first Sunday of each
month at 8 a. m. Other Sunday at
10:15 a. m.
BAYVIEW METHODIST CHURCH-
Worship service each Sunday
morning at 10 o'clock.
Church school following worship
BEACON HILL BIBLE SCHOOL
GETS OFF TO GOOD START
The summer Bible school at the
'Presbyterian Chapel in Beacon Hill
got off to an enthusiastic start
Wednesday morning. The school is
being conducted by Rev. and Mrs.
S. J. Allen and three daughters,
Becky, Esther and Mary. It will
continue through Friday, July 1.
There will be a'picnic on Friday
afternoon, July 1,.and a demonstra-
ti'n program Friday evening at 8
A Martin Theati
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NEWS and PETE SMITH
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
2 B AR G AIN 2
BARGAIN.FEATURE NO. I
HIS TOUGHEST FIGHT -
BARGOEAIN FEATURE NO.
BARGAIN FEATURE NO. 2
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CARTOON c'ad SERIAL
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
Port St. Joe, Fla.
- SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
'E DAILY AT 2:45 P, M.
%J #A-. * 0
MONDAY and TUESDAY
June 27 and 28
RIDHARD WIDMARK c
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NEWS and CARTOON
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29
--- FEATURE NO. I ---
w% WARNER BAXTERI
TWO GUN JUSTICE
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Chapter 11 of Serial
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
June 30 July 1
The Leader Shoe Shop ---Also ---
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203 Third Street Phone 363:1 "
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FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1949
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THE Slp,,R PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
MRS. BRODNAX HOSTESS TO
CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB
The Catholic Woman's Club met
Monday afternoon with Mrs. Ken
Brodnax at her home in the Chitty
apartments for the regular monthly
social. The club is studying the life
of St. Fatima at this time, and
Mrs. Lamar Hardy was in charge
of the program. A round table dis-
cussion followed the reading.
At the conclusion of the meeting,
Mrs. Brodnax served sandwiches,
home-made cookies and colas to
Next meeting of the club will be
on the first Moniday in July at the
BAPTIST CIRCLE 2 HEARS
TALK ON STEWARDSHIP
Circle Two of the Baptist W. M.
U. met Monday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. C. W. Enfinger, with
NOTICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS
Our store will be closed for two days, Wed-
nesday and Thursday, June 29 and 30, for
the purpose of taking annual inventory.
SULF HARDWARE & SUPPLY CO
13 members' present, one visitor,
and the W. M. U. stewardship
.chairman, Mrs. Homer Lovett.
Mrs. Lovett brought an interest-
ing talk on "Stewardship" from the
scriptures of St. John 11 and Luke
10, her subject being "The Master
has come and is calling for thee."
During the social hour following
the meeting, the .hostess served
peach salad, sandwiches, cake and
iced drinks to her guests.
Next meeting of this circle, will
be on Monday, July 18, with Mrs.
OF YOUTH FELLOWSHIP
The Presbyterian Youth Fellow-
ship will hold an organization meet-
ing at the church this evening at
7:30. After a short meeting there
will be games and refreshments.
All 'teen-agers of the city are in-
vited to be present.
FRIDAY, JNE 24, 19g THE STA, PORT S. JOE, i.. GUL CONYFOID AE H
Vacation Time Is
Poison Ivy Time
Not To Mention Aching Muscles,
Blistered Feet and Ants
With the first days of summer
here, hikes and picnics are very
much in order. It's fine to get out
in the fresh air and indulge in some
healthful exercise, but a hike or a
picnic isn't always an unmixed
blessing. There are sometimes blis-
tered feet, aching muscles, ants in
the picnic baskets, and poison ivy.
Poison ivy is a pretty but vicious
plant or vine, and it always seems
to nestle around the pleasantest
hiking paths or most comfortable
picnic grounds. But the plant pro-
duces a poisonous, oily resin that
irritates the areas of stkin with
which it comes in contact. Shortly
after exposure, the portion of the
skin which it has touched begins
to itch and burn and a blister-like
rash breaks out. The skin irritation
that results from poison ivy is al-
ways extremely uncomfortable.
If a person gets a case of poison
ivy, he should, see his doctor im-
mediately. The doctor will give him
medical treatment to bring relief
from the itch inflammation.
If the case is mild, the infected
area should be washed with soap
to remove the oil resins that cause
the irritation. Creams and oint-
ments can do harm because many
of them contain ingredients that
can further irritate and spread the
A mild case of poison ivy usually
lasts about ten days. More severe
cases may last as longas three
Wise parents caution their chil-
dren' against poison ivy. especially
around this time of year, and teach
them to identify it by description
and pictures. Poison ivy is fairly
easy to recognize with its green
leaves which have a smooth, glossy
surface and grew. in ,groups of
Cooking School To
Be Held Tuesday
Florida Power Home Service Direc-
tor To Conduct Demonstrations
The Florida Power Corporation
will present Mrs. Amy Thompson
of Sf. Petersburg, director of the
home service department, on Mon-
day, June 27, at 3 o'clock in the
lounge of the -local office.
Mrs. Thompson will conduct a
full cooking demonstration and will
give the highlights of the various
new appliances. She will be as-
sisted by the home service advisor
for the Apalachicola division, Mrs.
Martha Kate Oliver.
Prizes will be given those attend-
ing and an instructive as well as
interesting demonstration is as-
The Misses Doris and Frances
Blockley of Clayton, Ga., and Miss
Mildred Crumpeton of Highlands,
N. C., were guests of Miss Erline
McClellan over the week-end.
Spending Week Her.e
Mrs. W. D.'Chapman and two
children and Mrs. G. S. Walker and
son of Sylvester, Ga., are spending
this week here with Mr. and Mrs.
Advertising Doesn't Cost It PAYS.
"I'm from Milwaukee-
' I ought tc know. ..
IT'S BOYLES FISHING WITH TWO POLES!!!
THIS IS We've Saved
THE BIG The Best
CLIMAX! JU June Features!
PULLING OUT BIGGEST VALUES ON THE WIND-UP!!
POLE No. 1:
Soyles goes:haywire right at the beginning of Summer! Simply hundreds and hundreds of pairs
Children's, Misses and Women's Summer Shoes on the bargain tables! This season's styles shoes
that are popular right now! Fall styles will soon roll we're clearing the decks we're deter-
mined to move thousands of dollars worth of shoes regardless of cost or profit. You'll never know
the values that await you until you see! Come!
POLE No. 2:
Mrs. B. says: "CLEAR THE RACKS NEW DRESSES ON THE WAY!"_ _We're forgetting Cost! .
We're slashing right and left! Every garment is a new summer style every dress represents a big
'savings to you! Wish we could find words to tell you what a Dress Sale this is. Can't find 'em. .
So, just tike a plain tip from a plain country boy: They're stomp down good buys! .. You'll be
thrilled if you come to this BIG EVENT!
The Tattler AJ/9h
'Publshed Woiipy Or
Pert 1 14 dawi
Friday, June 24, 1949
OTIp. Froem Aer...Ow
Cujn~teir To ,WI..
DEAR SHOPPERS-This Big. Two-Department Sale has simp-
ly'split our column right in two. That's just how power-
ful it is! We're bound and determined to make this June a
Record .Month. It's in the bag if we can just get this
message over to Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Bartee, Mrs. Mc-
Neill, JVlrs. Temple, Mrs. Long, Mrs. Short, Mrs. Tall, Mrs. Thin,
.Mrs. Thick, Mrs. Sew and Sew, Mrs. 'Eqonomy Wise, Miss and
Mrs. Port St. Joe and all the little chill'un! We need a Radio
Station badly a loud speaker, a magazine and a picture
salesman to help us! Since we don't have all these, please take
our Star Tip and make a trip to Boyles Department Store Fri-
day and Saturday. If you don't see values we'll hush-up,
shut-up and close-up!
Yours' Fishing With Two Poles,
R. GLENN BOYLES.
. FRIDAY, JUNE i4, 1949
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY,-FLORIDA
PAE OR H SA, OT T JE GL CUNY FOID RIA, UE 4 14
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Pressman, Floor Man,
Reporter, Columnist, Jtoranitor ad Printer's Devil.
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
rONE YEAR $2.00 SIX MONTHS $1.00
THREE MONTHS $127.15
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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 ;-7 Right or Wrong
DON'T DESTROY NATURAL HERITAGES
Independence Day, with its celebrations of "the
land of the free," is not far away. But people are
coming to the realization that freedom to de-
stroy our priceless heritage of natural resources
is no longer among those enjoyed by people of
Florida and the United States.
It is realized more and more that the wealth
and comforts of farmers, merchants, professional
people and other groups, the welfare of schools,
churches and other organizations-in short, the
well-being of the entire community-depend on
the proper use of our natural resources-soils,
waters, forests, minerals, wildlife and scenic at-
For generations we have burned off our grassy
meadows-cattlemen to get fresh grass for their I
cattle, hunters to chase out wild game for them,
-to shoot, and smokers through carelessness and
:a lack of responsibility. With the fire goes that
,organic matter that produces soil humus-the life
of the soil; a necessary ingredient for good crop
or timber production. With the fire go bird eggs,
young pines and other treevaiid soil bacteria.
For generations many farmers have misused
and depleted their soils by repeated plantings
-of the same crop for harvest on the same land
'year after year; by failure to plant and plow un-
,dier legume cover crops, by permitting their soils
-to wash and blow away, and by failure to re-
jplace calcium, phosphate and other needed min-
.ierals. % "-1
Timber has been cut wantonly and unwisely,
more rapidly than Mother Nature has been able SUSPICIOUS CHARACTER
to replace the supply. Reforestation had only A robbery had been committed
scratched the surface. The result has been not and Chief of Police Buck Griffin
only a shortage of timber but also a contribution was investigating it.
"Have you seen any mysterious
to floods and drouths, with no forest canopy to strangers about here lately?" he
hold back the falling rains. asked a resident of Oak Grove.
But the old order is changing. More and more "Yes, sir," replied the old man,
people are realizing that ownership of land is a "there was a guy at the Port Thea-
stewardship that carries with it the responsibility
for protecting and maintaining and improving it.
Our heritage has been a bounteous one. Our
children and grandchildren also must have a
PAPER MILLS WHY?
"I guess we must have paper. At least the pub-
lisher of The Advertiser says so, and the big bills
he pays for paper would keep a modest sort of
man in food and drink. But even if we must have
paper, why can't the scientists or the chemists
find some better way of manufacturing it?
"All this was brought to mind not long ago
when I passed into the 'smell zone' of the Pan-
ama City paper mill, and traveled on through
that zone for 30 or 40 miles, when I hit a new
'smell zone,' the Port St. Joe paper mill zone.
"The principal topic of conversation in both
Panama City and Port St. Joe js the extent of the
'smell zone' of the two mills. The Panama City
people will brag that their mill smells further
and stronger than the Port St. Joe mill, and that
when the wind is from the west, the Panama
City paper mill is even smelled in Port St. Joe,
the home of the rival paper mill.
"I don't know which mill has the worst odor.
Both are terrible. When you get in range of
either you imagine you are running into a zoo
full of polecats that have been badly disturbed.
I don't know whether the money that is brought
in by the paper mills is worth the smell or not,
but I sure hope we don't land one here. A paper
mill in Montgomery would have for competition
only the sewage drainage creek south of the city.
That creek is pretty bad, but it does not float.
arbund:like paper mill smoke or.odor does. Let's
keep the creek and forego the paper mill."-At-
ticus Mudlins in The Montgomery Advertiser.
A fast automobile will get you where you want
to go in a hurry-and sometimes it provides a
quick trip to eternity.
Trade with Port St. Joe merchants and keep
your money at home. -
Port St. Joe high school, class of
'39, and the groom is an employee
TEN YEARS AGO of the Chavers-Fowhand Furniture
From the Files of The Star
Making Home With Parents
Miss Mary Geddie arrived here
iWaterway Plan Wins Support last week from Tampa to make her
'The war department last Friday home with her parents, Mr. and
recommended a broad plan of de- Mrs. J. H. Geddie.
velopment for the Chattahoochee, ___
Flint and Apalachicola Rivers, with Return From Visit--
immediate construction of naviga- Mrs. Pauline Murdock and son
tion facilities to cost $6,500,000, and Waring returned Sunday from
Tuesday the recommendation won Loyd, Fla., where they visited rel-
approval by the senate commerce atives and friends for two weeks.
committee: Dams will be built to
provide six-foot channels on the
Chattahoochee to Columbus, Ga., '
and on the Flint to Bainbridge, Ga.
One of the dams would be at Fort
Benning, Ga., and the other just ,. *-
south of Chattahoochee at the con-
fluence of the Flint and. Chattahoo-, -' \
Lions Install New Officers
Ti h'i i.. St. Joe Lions Club held
its.reg llar uL. t.iII' Wednesday eve-
ning at Van's,:Recreation Hall, Bea-
con Hill, and new officers were in-
stalled by D. G. McPherson, past
president, as follows: B. B. Conk-
lin, president; Henry Lilius, first
vice-president; W. C. Roche, sec-
ond vice-president; M. P. Tomlin-
son, thif'd vice-president; Richard
Porter, treasurer;. D. G. McPher-
son, secretary W. T. Alsip, lion-
tamer; J. W. Wells, tail-twister.
Shelby Stringfellow and Miss
Avis Wilson were married June 18
at the home of Rev. D. E. Marietta.
Ronald Outlaw was the only at-
tendant. The bride is a graduate of
During hot summer months, a
good health rule for children is to
avoid over-fatigue caused by too
active play or exercise, or irregular
hours. This rule is particularly im.
portant in polio epidemic areas.
CONTROL OF LIQUOR AND
BEER LICENSES TAKEN FROM
Elimination of the control of
county commissioners over liquor
and beer licenses was achieved by
a bill which the last legislature
passed in its closing hours without
debate. All liquor and beer control
now lodges in the .hands of the
state beverage director;
The department prior to the ses-
sion" declined to approve a sug-
gested amendment that would have
given the public notice when appli-
cations for such licenses are made.
Under the new law, the public will
know about liquor and beer li-
censes only from the office. of the
state beverage director.
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!:
THE lATIWNAl FHO~ATIONN ONEV
Famous Movie Star
FOR ZlN5WtNl CO 4,LWAUK(C
ter last week and he took a pair of,
rabbits out of my whiskers."
To Make Home In Pensacola
Mrs. Gale Traxter and daughter
Lynette, and sons, Gale Jr., and
Dicky, left for Pensacola last week
where they joined Mr. Traxler and
will make their future home.
DELINQUENT TAX NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the following described lamds, or so much thereof aits will be
necessary to pay the amount due for taxes of 1948 herein set opposite same, together wi-Uh
cost of such sale, will be sold at pubic auction on Tuesday the 5tl d(ay of July A.D. 1949,
at the hour of 12 o'clk oon at te Cort oue lo oor, the Contty of Gulf, in the City
of Wewahitiehka. (1lft County, Florida. El)l). C. PtInDGE iON,
6-3 6-24 'Tax Collector, fLulf County. Florida.
Description: Sec. T.S. R.W. Acres Owner Taxes and Cost
of. of Sl' of \W / 7 6 8 20 C(eotgia Williams ..............$ 2.25
y of SW/ less : ;ivres
in SW corner of SEi
of Sw\/i, West lt,okce
Branch . . . 2 5 9 77 Henry I _,McCathan ... . . 6.10
l'raeiiional SE%, or lots 4
and 5 org. . ... 2S 5 9 129 lteinry Ml Cathan ............... 12.66
N\w '4, 1 of N 'E:i/ ........ 33 5 9 40 Henry MeCathan .............. 2.15
NE1/, of NW'VA, les 3
acress ............. a. 33 5 9 37 Itenry lcCiCathan .............. 2.66
IDA GRIFFIN SUBDIVISION TO CITY OF WEWAHITCHKA, FLA.-
Lots 9,. n, 11 and 12,
Blk 7 .......... .. 25 4 10 I. ('riftin .......... ........ 1.56
Lots 22. 23 anl 241, 11k.
7 ................. 25 4 10 J. L Orift in f ........ ..... 1.39
4 acres in SE corner of
SW'. of S ......%6 10 4 1). I P. F. t:tsley...... .......... .3 25
Lot 10. atml, I'nts. 21 9 10 Mrs. Edith Coombsn..............22.80
lots 7 and,8 org s, less ,
acre in\ NW p.iart sold
to .1 W Hainey .31 6 13 90 Patul Carter ............... 67.95 *
S1'/' of SW / ......... .32 6 11 80 Paul C ler . . . . 8.20
Lots 1, 2. 3, 19. 20, BIk.
10 ... .......... 5 7 11 J. M Urquhart ............... 10.65'
BAYVIEW HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION-
Lots 7 and 8, Blk. C .26 7 11
Lot 10, Bl1k. E . .26 7 11
CITY OF PORT ST. JOE-
.ot 21. B1k. 1002 S 11
Lot 19. Bk. 1002 .... 1 8 11
lots 30 32, Bik. 1004. I 8 11
Lots 5- 7. llk. 10(19 .. 1 8 11
Lot 14. lik. 1010. 1 8 11
L.ot 1. B1k. 1011 ...... 1 8 11
ST. JOE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION--,
Lot S, B k. \ .l k ..... 2 8 11
Lot 20. 11lk. B ....... 2 8 it
Lot 22, 1BIk. B. . .. 2 8 11
Lot 24, 131k. B. ....... 2 S 11
Lot 2(, BlIk. B ........ 2 8 11
B. You Esta.l t . . . .
Charlie Marlow, 1947 -,nd 1948..
I.ehi Swain . . . . .
A. D. Swai .... ..............
Lewis Balrnes .................
C. L. S .h-ster ................
Cora Lee l'Fishe.ier ..............
losephi Shaw .. .....
Will Oliver ...................
Pete MeEl ey ...............
(:eorge la vis ................
P t J. Willicam ...............
James Smith . . . . .
.0* 0 0 Zo.o.. 00s *00*0*00
WE NOW HAVE DRAFT BEER
: ST. JOE BAR
PHONE 114 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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PORT ST, JOE, FLA.
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1949
THE STAR, PORT ST.,JOE, GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
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New Dam Contracts
Contracts Awarded Four Firms On
Next Phase of Construction
Chattahoochee, home of the Flor-
ida State Hospital, on the banks of
the Apalachicola in west Gadsden
county, is already beginning to feel
the effects of the letting of a recent
contract on construction of the
huge Jim Woodruff Dam project as
laborers who will work on the proj-
ect arrive daily.
Four east coast and New England
concerns have been awarded bids
countingg to nearly $9,000,000 for
placing 124,000 cubic yards of con-
crete in the lock, construction of
lock gates and installation of op-
erating machinery and an addi-
tional 124,000 cubic yards of con-
crete in the fixed-crest spillway.
The Jim Woodruff is the first of
a series of dams which have been
authorized by congress in the Chat-
tahoochee valley project. The dams
are to permit navigation of the
Chattahoochee River to Columbus,
Ga,, and the Flint to Bainbridge,
Ga., and to provide the means of
generating electric energy by wa-
The W. C. Shepherd Company,
awarded the original contract to
construct the earthworks in con-
nection with the dam at Chattahoo-
chee, is still working to complete
its part of the program.
When completed the Woodruff
Dam w ill create a tremendous
lake formed' by the impounded wa-
ters of the ,two rivers. The dam is
being constructed just below the
confluence of the two streams.
This lake is to be supervised as a
recreational area and fish preserve.
We should like to take this way
of expressing to our friends and
neighbors 'our sieere rgratitudeand-
our deep appreciation for the many
.kindnesses shown us recently. For
the cards and letters, for the kind
words and thoughts, for the gra-
cious acts, we thank you every one.
Your very real friendship means
more to us than we can say. May
'God bless each of you is our prayer.
.Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Fairley
U. S. Rail Mileage
U.' S. has over 225,000 miles of
railroad, or nearly 30 per cent of
the world's mileage.
The Human Race
DUT IN THE HEAVIEST OT TO OET MY POUGH
TRAFFIC, HE MIGHT OUT FOR THE TOLL BRIPOE!
AS WELL HAVE HOOF5- H'MM-NEEP A MANICURE-
-S^ (pOfF'-PUI FP.f.)
DAIRY FEED 20%
DAIRY FEED 16%
25 LBS. 100 LBS.
Starting Mash, 25 Ib. 99c
100 Ibs. $3.97
100 Ibs. $3.67
25 LBS. 100 LBS.
Broiler Mash,.25 lb. $1.21
Fine Chick Feed-
25 Ibs. $1.17
90%) Horse Feed-
100 Ibs. $4.13
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost! Try 'Em!
Whatl GOES INTO A
T HE ingredients your doctor
orders, of course; but also
there goes the scientific knowl-
edge and skill of experience of
our expert pharmacists. That's
why you may bring prescriptions
to s 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
trri $IY I ..el Dd Lame 4. 0CIO I Oda,'- %I bil d. on fIres. OpIlcnOlIA .ffrGa lf
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
PhIone 388Por tI I II St Joe F lu. -
Electrical Contracting and Repairing
Estimates Cheerully Given
ST. JOE ELECTRIC SHOP
PHONE 377 COSTIN BUILDING
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FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1949
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOC.GUL.P COUNTY, FLORIDA
Port St. Joe, Fla.
-FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1949
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
MINUTES OF COUNTY COMMISSION
June 11, 1949
The Board of County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Florida, met
this day in regular session. The
following members were present:
Tobe Gay, chairman; Peter G.
Strange, vice-chairman; J. S. Dan-
iel, Basil E. Kenney Jr,, and J. F.
Miller. The sheriff, County Attor-
ney Costin and clerk were also in
The meeting came to order at 9
a. m. and the following proceedings
Minutes of May 10th meeting
were read, approved and adopted.
Mr. Norman P. Gross, architect
in charge of repairing and making
additions to the Gulf county court
house and jail, came before the
board and asked the members of
the board to accompany him on an
inspection tour of the court house
and jail for the purpose of making
the final inspection of the work and
to approve said work for final pay-
ment. Whereupon the board did
then make an inspection tour with
Mr. Gross. This inspection tour be-
ing completed, the board returned
to the court room and after due dis-
cussion, it was decided that the
board accept the work of F. E. An-
derson, contractor, upon receipt of
certificate for final payment from
Mr. Norman P. Gross.
Whereupon Basil E. Kenney Jr.,
moved that F. E. Anderson be au-
thorized to repair the roof of the
portico of the court house, as this
was not included in the original
contract, said repair work not to
exceed $150. This motion seconded
by Peter G. Strange, and upon roll
call was unanimously carried.
The home demonstration agent
and farm agent presented their
monthly reports for the month of
May and the same were ordered
filed in the office of the clerk of
the circuit, court as part of the rec-
ords of Gulf county.
Mr. Alfred Peter Andreasen of
Money Bayou Cottages presented
his application for license to sell
beverages containing less than 14
-per cent alcohol and wine, and the
same was duly approved.
Pursuant to'Chapter 193.25, Flor-
ida Statutes of 1941, the clerk was
instructed to advertise in The Star
that the boat'd of county commis-
sioners will ni'Eri oi the first Tues-
day in July as the board of equali-
The Wewahitchka State Bank
presented its application as county
depository for the fiscal year begin-
ning July 1, 1949, and ending June
30,-1950. There being no other ap-
plication, there was a motion by B.
E. Kenney, seconded by J. S. Dan-
iel, that the Wewahitchka State
Bank .be designated as county de-
pository for the next fiscal year.
Upon roll call the, motion was
Whereupon the board proceeded
to select the names to be placed in
the jury box for the county judge's
court for the year 1949-1950, which
list, after completion, was forth-
with delivered to the clerk of this
board as required by law. The list
is as follows:
J. D. Atwell, E. L. Antley, Ferrell
0. Allen, T. G. Alsobrook, V. R. An-
derson, W. 0. Anderson, N. F. Alle-
more, C. L. Armstrong, J. 0. Brag-
don, Paul J. Blount, Robert E. Bel-
lows, Clyde Bozeman, S.. Brown,
C. F. Brunner, Ross Black, Dewitt
Bridges, George Bateman, Dan J.
Brooks Jr., Paul Bass, C. D. Bord-
ers, Haywood Borders, Jack Con-
nell W. R. Connell, G. T. Cotton,
Herbert Cox, C. L. Costin, T. R.
Cumbie, G. S. Croxton, Homer Coe,
Rush Chism, George W. Cooper, W.
I. Carden, J. C. Culpepper, John J.
Clements, Williston L. Chason, G.
D. Campbell, William D. Cleveland,
B. B. Conklin.
J. R. Dickey, J. R. Daniell, S. C.
Dorsey, Otis Davis, R. R. Davis, E.
R. DuBose, W...D. Dare, ,M. Dean,
A. A. Duke, Jpe -Daniel, W. H. Da-
vidson, D. W. Dean, Ben H. Dickens
Jr., B. F. Daughtry, J. C. Efurd, W.
W. Ensley, Homer L. Echols, B. W.
Eells, B. W. Eells Jr., W. J. Ferrell,
Paul S. -Fensom, Paul J. Farmer,
P. B. Fairley, J. L. Fuller, B. R. Gib-
son, Jack Fowler, Glenn C. Grims-
ley, Joe Grimsley, J. H. Geddle, H.
D. Grinslade, 0. N. Griffin, J. W.
Griffin, R. Y. Griffin, W. B. Gilbert,
J. A. Glenn, Lonnie Gay, Charlie
Gaskin, George Gaskin Jr., David
Carl Gaskin, Rudy Gaskin, James
H. Greer, J. A. Garrett, James W.
Gibson, Thos. A. Grinslade, W. E.
C. F. Hanlon, A. T. Hartley, J. E.
Hill, H. E. Helms, Jim Harris, W.
H. Howell, L. J. Herring, C. N.
Hobbs, F. A. Hardy, D. H. Harper,
T. A. Huggins, M. K. Hurlbut, E. C,.
Harden Sr., P. A. Howell, Ben L.
Hall, L. -Z. Henderson, Jack Hall,
J. L. Hardy, George H. Harper, H.
F."-Hamm6ck, Quincy Hardy, P. G.
Hart, H. F. Ivey, James G. John-
son, Joe Johnson, Alfred E. Joines,
H. J. Jenks, E. F. Jones, Franklin L.
Jones, C. H. Johnson, G. L. Ken-
nington, Max Kilbourn, L. L. Kemp,
Leo Kennedy, R. P. Kingry, Wil-
liam H. Linton, A. C. Lanier, A. C.
Lupton, L. L. Lanier, E. T. Lanier,
R. D. Lister, Claude E. Lister, A.
D. Lawson, Floyd Lister, Alex Le-
Grone, C. A. Lupton, J. R. Laney,
Joseph T. Land, M. G. Lewis, C.
S. W. Meredith, C. L. Morgan,
Fred Maddox, David B. Maddox, W.
T. Mosely Jr., A. P. Martin, Clar-
ence Montgomery, Joseph Mira, R.
R. Minus, Thomas J. Mitchell, P. F.
McDaniel, S. E. McDaniel, H. M.
McClamma, T, G. Manasco, B. A.
Millergren, C. A. McClellan, J. T.
McNeill, Everette McFarland, R. C.
Maddox, Max Miller, C. W. Norton
Jr., J. W. Nichols, J. F. Oliver, F.
R. Pippins, Joe E. Poole, Warren
Prescott, J. K. Pridgeon, H. E. Rich,
M. W. Rogers, W. T. Rowell, R. R.
.Rowell, James F. Rish Sr., T. H.
Stone, Watson Smith, H. H. Shir-
ley, J. A. Sudduth, Roy Taylor, C.
Thursby, Wilmer E. Thursby, Wil-
liam Tapper, C. C. Williams, C. C.
Wilson, J. A. Whitfield, Thomas
Williams, Carter Ward, H. Y. Zip-,
perer, George C. Adkins, J. M. Al-
berson, Jessie Anderson, C. D. Bor-
ders, C. E. Boyer, Clyde Brogdon,
Coy Brogdon, Herman F. Barbee,
John Bryant, Jeff Brock, William
F. Britt, Sanders Chitty, R. Alton
Dendy, John Ford Jr., Frank Han-
non, J. R. Hunter, Cubie Laird, C.
A. Melvin, Forrest Revell, Felton
Smith, C. C. Traylor.
Mrs. Gypsie A. McNeill and Mr.
Pick Hollinger came before the
board in connection with the pro-
posed public road from U. S. High-
way No. 98 to Indian Pass. Chair-
man Gay informed Mrs. McNeill
and Mr. Hollinger that the county
road department will grade a road
across the flats from the end of the
present black-top road to the first
sand dune, but will not go any fur-
ther at this time. Chairman Gay in-
structed T. D. Whitfield, county
road superintendent, to move his
equipment to that part of the coun-
ty and grade said portion of road.
Mr. Frank R. Kittrell, state road
department right of way agent,
came before, the board in connec-
tion With the county road project at
Beacon Hill. Mr. Kittrell notified
the board that Dr. D. I. Rainey is
asking $100 for a 20-foot right-of-
way easement on his property and
that he is the only property owner
on this road project that has asked
any consideration for a right-of-way
easement across their property.
Whereupon the board informed Mr.
Kittrell that if Dr. Rainey did not
give, free of charge, a right-of-way
deed to cross his property that the
county would cancel the construc-
tion of this road.
Whereupon J. S. Daniel moved
that the county accept the quit
claim deeds given to the board of
county commissioners by L. E.
Creamer and wife, Pearlie Mae
Creamer, Eddie Rouse and wife,
Ruth Rouse, and Lillie Cox Cobb
and husband, A. D. Cobb, and Alice
Stephens and husband, J. A. Ste-
phens, for a strip of land 15 feet in
width for a9 public road right-of-
way. This motion seconded by Pe-
ter G. Strange. Upon roll call the
motion was unanimously carried.
Chairman Gay asked the clerk to
read the balance of each item in
the 1948-1949 budget and to inform
the board of how much of the pres-
ent budget had already been spent.
After which the board informed the
clerk not to issue any further war-
rants on the mothers' pension fund
from the present budget, due to the
iact'-that this fund has been ex-
The following bills were present-
ed, exa ined, approved and or-
dered paid from the several funds,
Tobe Gay $ 50.00
J. S. Daniel 51.40
Peter G. Strange -............53.9.2
Basil E. .Kenney Jr .......... .- 53.92
J. F. Miller 46.42
George Y. Core 215.00
F. M. Campbell 21.25
Cecil G. Costin Jr ............ 21.25
Wilma A. Revell ----------- 150.00
Mrs. J. A. Glenn ... ..-- 67.50
J. E. Lanier 125.00
Mrs. C. G. Rish 71.25
County officers and. em-
ployes retirement system 53.75
Byrd E. Parser .9.00
State TB Sanatorium .........--- 37.50
Northwest Florida State TB
St. Jos. Tel. & Tel. Co. ....... 33.30
Connell Water Works ........ 18.00
Gulf County Breeze ..-----.. 37.00
H & W B Drew Co. .--...--.......... 32.36
J. E. Whatley Co .....------ 87.50
Fla.-Ga. Chemical Co.. ....... 73.87
Pridgeon's Supply Store ...--- 1.80
Gulf Coast Electric Co-op.... 22.43
George Y. Core 8.65
The Star 35.00
Wewa Hardware Co....... -- ...- 6.04
20% Tax Account ..........---. 22.50
Lonnie Baxter 10.00
Road and Bridge Fund
T. D. Whitfield $190.00
County officers and em-
ployes retirement system 10.00
J. A. Hall 168.00
Alvie Kemp 182.00
M. L. Whitfield 35.00
Archie Kemp 30.00
Byrd E. Parker 155.00
George Y. Core 23.00
Pridgeon's Supply Store --. 2.55
E. R. Hilyer 40.00
Sportsman Service Station .._ 8.05
Burford-Toothaker Trac. Co. 69.98
Ray Brooks Tractor Co. ..... 227.61
Florida-Georgia Tractor Co. 6.93
Florida Equipment Co ....... -- 49.50
P. F. McDaniel 4.42
Agriculture and Livestock Fund
Cubie Laird $175.00
Leona Taylor ..---- --- 35.00
Race Track Fund
Co. Service Officer Fund ....$500.00
L I B 1
FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND MONDAY ONLY!
1 RA( $3.95
COOL AND COMFORTABLE
ONLY A FEW LEFT!
BOYS' SPORT SHIRTS
CHILDREN'S SUN SUITS
FOR BOYS OR GIRLS
DOUBLE BED SHEETS
STize GooA QUalty
81X.99 -tl e a ,,,. 128 Count
NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE CHEAPER QUALITY !
LADIES' NYLON HOSE
FIRST QUALITY. 51 GAUGE.
3 for $1.00
County Service Officer, Fund John S. Kramer --...---------- 5.50
William H. Linton --..--------$100.00 J. M. Harris 3.00
Fine and Forfeiture Fund Florida Game & Fresh Wa-
Byrd E. Parker $992.64 ter Fish Commission .....--- 53.25
J. E. Pridgeon 262.98 Gulf Drug Store .-..-------------3.15
F. M. Campbell ------------113.75 There being no further business
Cecil G. Costin Jr ..----------113.75 to come before the board, it did
County officers and em- then recess until the first Tuesday
ployes retirement system 7.50 in July, the same being the 5th day
George Y. Core 27.75 of said month.
C. L. Martin 1.80 TOBE GAY, Chairman.
Ocie McCathan 1.80 Attest: GEORGE Y. CORE, Clerk.
Annie Bell Davis .............------ 1.10
Jenks St. Clair 1.00
Elvin Chumney -- ---- 1.00 "I'm from Milwaukee-
Edward Chumney ........... 1.00
Buddie Barber 1.00 I ought to know..
George St. Clair .............- 1.10 -
Vertis Nunnery 3.00
T. P. Vann 2.20 ,
Franklin L. Jones ............----.. 5.50 I
George W. Cooper ..............----- 5.50 /
J. C. Daniels 3.00
Homer Coe 5.50
E. C. Cason 5.50 says
L. L. Kemp 3.00 CHAS. WINNINGER
I. W. Duren 5.50 Famous Movie Star .
A. C. Lupton 3.30 .nEWIBCO.,IIWAUKEC,
C. A. Lupton 5.50 W
.~DYJNE_199 ,'I:IE- *TAF~IP-- RT S1 JO!,..,. G"~i 'CUNY PLRP AES
Home Society Fund Appeal Fay Morris Receives Award
ST Miss Fay Morris, who is attend-
Reaches $360,863 To Date ing Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.,
was one of two students receiving
r> &' $25 "courtesy" awards made avail-
S ) able annually by an anonymous
donor at the school of nursing. Fay,
who attended Brenau College and
%1 Florida State University before en-
tering Emory, is now serving as
chaplain of the nurses' student gov-
,- -. ernment organization.
HE WANTS A HOME
The many friends and contribu-
tors to the Children's Home Society
of Florida will be pleased to learn
that the current "Direct Letter of
Appeal" campaign to raise $450,000
to erect four badly needed new,
modern receiving home buildings in
South Jacksonville is progressing
Announcement is made by State
Superintendent Marcus C. "Daddy"
Fagg that a total of $360.863.42 had,
been received from bequests, me-
morial gifts, securities, cash- and
pledges up to June 15. This leaves
a balance of $89,136.42 still to be
All who can are asked to send
their gifts to R. V. Covington, the
treasurer, at 1649 Osceola Street,
Jacksonville. The "widow's mite"
will be just as welcome as larger
gifts from those who Can i% e more.
A MESSAGE TO PARENTS
(Continued from rpage 1)
prompt treatment are important
and may prevent crippling.
Consult Your County Health De-
partment or your chapter of the
National Foundation for advice and
help. Your chapter, of which Joe
Mira is chairman, is prepared to
pay that part of the cost of care
and treatment you cannot meet-
including transportation, after-care
and such aids as wheel chairs,
braces and other orthopedic equip-
ment. This service is made possible
by the March of Dimes.
Remember-Facts Fight Fears.
Half or more of those having in-
fantile paralysis show no after-ef-
fects; another fourth recover with
very slight crippling. A happy statL
of mind tends toward health and re-
covery. Don't let your anxiety or
fear reach your children. Your con-
fidence makes things easier for you
and for others.
1 !-' Use of Kerosene
Misuse of kerosene, or coal oil,
particularly in rural areas, causes
hundreds of deaths each year. One
common and dangerous practice is
the use of kerosene to speed up a
slow fire. Kerosene vaporizes when
;poured into a warm stove, and this
'vapor, may explode, igniting cloth-
ing and furniture in the room. Kero-
sene should never be uped: to start
Starch in Egypt
Starch from sources other than
corn were used for nonfood pur-
poses as long ago as 3500 B. C. in
Egypt, where papyrus was held to-
gether with a starchy adhesive and
women used starch for face powder.
FREE PICKUP AND
Let Us Clean and Mothproof
.Your Winter Clothes
Spending Summer Here
Mrs. W. L. Belin of Smackover,
Ark., is here to spend the summer
with her daughter and family, Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Temple.
Dr. Charles Reicherter
EYES EXAMINED GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone. 560
$ PANAMA CITY, FLA,&
Closed Wednesday Afternoons '
Gulf Repair Shop
All Types Welding and
and Electrical Service
At Rear of Firestone Store,
*'-. ^ t; b..l.C.k>J.j
Spend Week-end Here Suffers Back Injury .Here From. Virginia
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Cook of Car- Mrs. G. W. Farris of Kenney's Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Purdue of
rabelle spent the week-end here as Mill suffered a back injury.recently Norfolk, Va., spent the past week
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. and is a patient at the miincipal here with the latter's parents, Mr.
Daughtry. hospital. I and Mrs. Cliff Chatham.
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
PAGE EIGHI~ THE STAR, PORT Sr. JOE, GULF COUNTY,, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1949
Sunday Dinner Guests Here for Visit
Mrs. Florrie Connel had as her Harold Kirkland arrived Monday
dinner guests Sunday Mr. and Mrs. from Macon, Ga., for a week's visit
Tommy Davis and daughter Con- with Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Pridgeon.
nie of Los Angeles, Calif., Mr. and His wife and children will return
Mrs. R. A. Rowell of DeFunialt to Macon with him this week-end
Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Brax- after a visit of several weeks with
ton and son and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mr. and Mrs. Pridgeon, her parents.
Ferrell of this city. ---------
Spend- Week-end Here
NOTICE OF REFERENDUM ELECTION Spend Week-end Here
Notice is hereby given that a Referendum Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Godfrey and
Election has been called by Resolution No. son Rickey of Port Edwards spent
161 to be held on July 26, 1949, for the week-end here as guests of Mr.
purpose of approving or disappiroing Housed here as guests of Mr.
Bill No. 1161. Laws of Florida, Acts of and Mrs. J. L. Temple.
1949. The polls for said election shall open
at 8:00 o'clock a. in. and close at 7:00
o'clock p. I Winter Drying
The question to be voted on at said in rin
election shall be for approval or against ap- Clothes will be less likely to stick
proval of House Bill No. 1161, Laws of to the lines and freeze during the
Filorida, Acts of 1949, entitled as follows: winter if vinegar is rubbed on the
"An act validating, legalizing, ratifying and
confirming, that certain proni ory note lines before hanging out the wash.
made by the City of P'ort St. Joe,. Florida,
to Faulk and Colenian or order, dated )D- NOTICE OF REGISTRATION
ceinber 13, 1948, payable in the principal N I
sum of Sixty-three Thousand One Hundred Notice is herebV given that the Registia-
Sixty-five and Seventy-one Hundredths Dol- tionB ooks of the City of P'ort St. Joe, Flor-
lars ($63,165.71), together with interest ida, will be open for the purpose of regis.
thereon at the rate of 5 per cent per an- tration of all qualified electors who a'ec quahli
num from the 20th day of October, 1948. fied under Ordinance 35X of the City of Port
until paid, as a legal obligation of said City St. Joe and Chapter 2483(6, Laws of Flor-
of Port St. Joe, Florida; and declaridaring the ida, Acts of 1947
same to be a legal obligation and funded Said books will be opened on Julv 6, and
debt of said city and providilng for a ref- will remain opeuni '.. .. ,,i,. i i*rpos
erendum vote thereon in said city." through July 15, o' .,, J, h,.. if 9
All registered voters who are freeholders o'clock a. in. ind 12 o'clock noon atd 2
within the City of Port. SI. Joe, Florida, are o'clock p. in. until 5 o'clock p. in. each day
qualified to vote in said election, except Sundayvs and hollta.vs. All persons
Witness my hand and seal this 20ih day dlesiring to register shliall call at the City
of June, AD. 1949. Hall for such purpose
B. H. DICKENS, Jr., B. H. )ICrKENS. Jr.,
6-24 City Auditor and Clerk, i1-2-1 City Auditor and Clerk,
7-15 City of t S Jo Florida. 7-1 City of Port St Joe. Florida.
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
VENETIAN BLIND-131 inches in
width, 64 inches deep. All metal.
Will sell for $25; original price
$49.50. Leader Shope Shop. 4t
RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT for
sale reasonable. Can be seen at
Frances' Grill. Mrs. Troy Jones,
phone 109 after 3 p. m. 6-24*
APARTMENT Small furnished
apartment uptown. Electric re-
frigerator, gas stove. Phone 296-J.
XMrs. Paul Farmer. 7-24 2c
apartment. Bedroom, kitchen and
bath. Phone 95. J. A. Mira. 6-17
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
JR. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
WI., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All visit-
ing companions welcome. Fennon
Talley High Priest; H. R. Maige,
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, I.-O.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
mnesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic hall.
.All members urged to attend; visit-
ing brethren invited. P. A. Howell,
JN.G.; F. L. Hill, Secretary.
WVIELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, I. 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Weinesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic
'hall. Visitors invited. Eliza Lawson,
'N. G.; Mrs. Mary Weeks, Secretary.
iIASOINIC TEMPLE F & A M-
?ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
4 meetings 2nd and 4th FcI-
days each month, 8:00 p. nT.
Members urged to attend;
VwAiting brothers welcome. W. L.
Jordan, W. M.; G. C. Aidkins, Sec.
WANTED-Reliable hustler to suc-
ceed D. C. Ellis as Rawleigh Deal-
er in Gulf county. 1500 families.
Nearby dealer Addison making sales
of over $100 weekly. Selling experi-
ence unnecessary to start. For par-
ticulars write Rawleigh's, Dept.
FAF-101-10, Memphis, Tenn. 7-1*
We make covered buttons, belts
and buttonholes. Mrs. Richard
Saunders, Kenney's Mill. 7-15*
PIANO TUNING AND REPAIR
For expert piano tuning, repairing
and moth-proofing of piano felts.
phone 137. Robert Shaw. 7-15*
STANLEY PRODUCTS Anyone
wishing to purchase Stanley Pro-
ducts see Mrs. Gladys Huggins,
phone 363. 17-24c
WHY WEAR YOURSELF OUT with
a dull lawn mower? Bring it to
the Gulf Repair Shop. We sharpen
it the factory way. Phone 291. tf
PRINTS MADE 24-Hour Service
Group Pictures and Real Estate
Views Our Specialty
MAIGE PHOTO LAB
Port Theater Apts. Phone 354
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.
Attend Panama City Rebekah Meet
Attending the meeting of the
Panama City Rebekah Lodge Tues-
day night when the state president,
Mrs. Clennie Hord of Fort Myers,
and the past state president, Mrs.
Lillian Senner of Tampa, made
their official visit, were Mrs. A. D.
Lawson, Mrs. E. C. Pridgeon, Mrs.
Fred Maddox, Mrs. Florrie Connell,
Mrs. Ellen Kirkland, Mrs. James
Martin, Mrs. John Blount and Mrs.
To Attend Girl Scout Camp
Betty Ward, Judy Fensom, Carol
LeHardy and Elizabeth Ann Brown
of Brownie Scout Troop No. 1 ex-
pect to leave Sunday for Camp Isa-
bella Ingraham, the Girl Scout
camp near Pensacola. They will be
accompanied by Mrs. Jos. S. Le-
Hardy, who will serve as one of
the camp leaders.
It Pays To Advertise Try It.
Pursuant to Chapter 193.25, Flor-
ida Statutes of 1941, notice is
hereby given that the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf
County Florida, will meet on the
first Tuesday in July, the same
being the 5th day of said month,
between the hours of 9:00 a. m.
and 10:00 a. m. CWT, as a Board
of Equalization, for the purpose
of hearing complaints and receiv-
ing testimony as to the value of
any real or personal property, as
fixed by the County Assessor of
Taxes for the year of 1949.
GEORGE Y. CORE,
Clerk Circuit Court,
Clerk Board of County
6-10 Commissioners, Gulf
17 County, Florida.
Visitors From Blountstown
Mrs. Leon Clements and daugh-
ter and Mr. and Mrs. Horace Mal-
loy and two sons of Blountstown
spent Monday here as guests of
Mrs. John Clements.
Eras in Farm Mechanics
There have been three eras in
farm mechanics: human or hand-
power prior to 1850; animal power,
1850-1910; and mechanical power,
starting in 1910-20 with continued
Visit In Alabama
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Cason visited
several days this week in Black,
Ala., with their daughter and fam-
ily, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Goodson.
For Winter Breakfasts
Breakfast fruits do not neces-
sarily have to be fresh fruits.
Chilled apricot whole fruit nectar,
canned cling peaches and any of
the dried fruits are .always avail-
able, and make excellent starters
for winter breakfasts.
Executive Training for
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offers great new technical and administrative training oppor-
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See your recruiting officer for full details about all the
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, '940