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'VOLUME XII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JULY 1, 1949 NUMBER 40
Rr nks Into Four
Record Total Raised
In '49 March of Dimes
July Welfare Checks
Be Delayed, Says Gay
More Than $900 Already Spent In Due To Failure of Certification By
F tnhlishment Gulf County Since January State Welfare Board
1641 W I 1INN IVI-I %A
Looking for Cash; Abandons
Pants When Routed
From Bus Depot
A bold, bad burglar was quite
busy here Monday night, entering
four business establishments, but
getting very little for his pains.
This busy lad entered the Creech
Brothers Laundry by.breaking out
a pane in a rear window and then
reaching through to release the
latch. He ransacked the safe, which
is always left unlocked, and me-
thodically went through a number
of envelopes containing records for
the past five years, apparently in
a search for folding money. Con-
-tents of the envelopes were dumped
on the floor. He did appropriate an
.automatic pistol, a cigaret lighter
and a pair of trousers belonging to
Sanders Chitty. He apparently tried
on a pair of Ben Dickens' trousers
and finding them unsatisfactory
tossed them aside. About $1 worth
of pennies in an open cash register
Our burglar fared slightly better
;at Lamar Miller's filling station,
securing about $10 from the open
-register. Entry :was made in the
:aSme manner as at the laundry.
The warehouse of the Gulf Hard-
ware Company, on the outskirts of
the city was'also entered, bhut a
check howed nothing missing. A-
" girls:.b1cycei.was arried out to the
-highway, bur.tapparently was too
'ttumbersome ito- be placed in .a car,
it-tfhe thief had one, and was aban-
doned in the ditch.
Probably the last place to be en-
tered was the bus station, where
the burglar was routed by T. F.
Wildes, a bus driver, who was
-asleep in a back room. Wildes was
-awakened by a noise in the office
:and at first thought it was E. M.
'Spears, manager of the station.
'Seeing no light, he looked into the
office and saw a shadowy form with
;a flashlight in front of the money
,drawer. Wildes had no gun, so he
'shQok the screen door, frightening
'the intruder, who left hurriedly. In
his haste he abandoned the pair of
-trousers he had taken from the
laundry and so Sanders Chitty
-will not go pantless.
Bids Called For On Two
St. Joe School Plants
An advertisement appears in this
issue of The Star calling for sealed
bids for construction of the new
Port St. Joe junior-senior high
school and the Washington school
for the colored.
The new school plant for St. Joe,
according to County Superinten-
dent Tom Owens, will be located
on the site of the football field, ad-
joining the Centennial Auditorium.
He states that the gridiron will be
laid out in the outfield of the new
bale park, that the lights for the
field will be installed there, and
that eventually it is the hope more
lights can be installed in order that
night baseball can be played here.
I-c -- -
Miss Jeritza Edwards underwent
an appendectomy Wednesday at the
A record total of $25,728,000 was
raised in the 1949 March of Dimes
to continue the fight on polio, it
was announced yesterday by J. A.
Mira, chairman of the Gulf county
chapter of the National Foundation
for Infantile Paralysis. The com-
parable figure for last year was
Chairman Mira further reports
that approximately $900 has been
spent in combatting polio in Gulf
county since January of this year,
the month in which the fund drive
was conducted. A total of $512.72
was realized in the county drive
this year, which was under the di-
rection of Henry Campbell. Of this
amount, half, or $256.36 was sent to
the national foundation and $256.32
remained with the local chapter.
Mira disclosed results of the '49
March of Dimes appeal following
receipt of a letter from Basil
O'Connor, president of the National
Foundation, who expressed thanks
to the American people and the
thousands of volunteers throughout
the country who made the drive the
most outstanding in the organiza-
Plans Shaping Up
For Big Dollar Day
-Ever JuIy 15-16
Merchants Co-operating To
Offer Spe";al Values
Plans are rapidly taking shalie
for the Port St. :Joe Merchants As-
sociation city-wide Dollar Days to
be held Friday and Saturday, -July
15 and 16..
A co operative advertising pro-
gram is being worked out in which
all merchants participating will fea-
ture special values to be offered'
during this event. Gulf county will
be blanketed with advertising cir-
culars; as well as Apalachicola and
Carrabelle in Franklin county. The
special committee appointed for
this poromtion is composed of J. R.
Smith, W. C. Pridgeon,. Wayne But-
tram and Glenn Boyles. This com-
mitee requests, on behalf of The
Star, that all ad copy be ready not
later than July 9-and preferably
by July S. Several advertisers al-
ready have turned in their copy, for
which Ye Ed is duly grateful.
Special efforts are being made to
make this event the most outstand-
ing value days ever known in Port
St. Joe and vicinity. The public is
urged to watch for detailed an-
nouncements that will appear in
The Star and various other ways.
TWO LOCAL LADS TO
,TELL OFBOYS' STATE
Jimmie D. and Bobby Lee Ram-
sey, who attended Boys' State in
Tallahassee as representatives from
Port St. Joe, will make a report of
their activities at the regular meet-
ing of the Moose Lodge Monday
night and the American Legion
Post Tuesday night.
The two boys were sponsored for
Boys' State by the two civic or-
The following self explanatory
telegram was received Wednesday
by The Star from the office of State
Comptroller C. M. Gay:
"All welfare checks for July will
be delayed for an undetermined pe-
riod. This delay is no fault of my
office. We can issue checks only
upon certification by the state wel-
fare board. Failure of such certifi-
cation by that board forces indefi-
nite delay in schedule of payments
for the first time since the social
welfare program began 14 years
"Old age assistance, aid to de-
pendent children and aid to blind
checks Will be processed by my of-
fice promptly upon receiving cer-
tified list from state welfare board,
whether or not individual payments
have to be reduced because of legis-
lative failure to adequately pro-
vide money for 1949 appropriation
Saints Play Seahawks
At Local Park Sunday
Due to the fact that the Panama
City ball park is now equipped for
night baseball, which draws larger
crowds, no more Sunday games will
be played in that city. Consequently
the Saints will meet the Seahawks
-here-.next.,,Snday instead of trek-
kig to Panama City, and the game
scheduled lere-for Wednesda3 will
be played nexf Wedneaday fight
under the lights at Panama City.
The twao'games scheduled with
Tallahassee last week were post-
poned, the Sunday game due4to the
death of 'Nobie Stone, and the Wed-
nesday tilt due to wet grounds.
REV. O0. D. LANGSTON
LOSES OTHER FOOT
Word has been received here that
Rev. 0. D. Langston, who three
years ago had his. right foot ampu-
tated, on June 1 had his left foot
amputated at Drake Infirmary, Au-
The operation was necessary due
to an infection caused from hard-
ening of the arteries in his leg.
SUPERIOR CLEANERS NOW
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Earl E. Rich has taken over the
interest of Alex Young in the Su-
perior Cleaners, and the establish-
ment in future will be operated by
Mr. Rich and J. 0. Stone.
For reservations for the Fourth
of July ball to be held Monday eve-
ning at Centennial Auditorium and
sponsored by the Junior Woman's
Club, call Mrs. W. P. Gilbert, tele-
The two-months-old baby boy of
Sgt. and Mrs. Cecil McLean of Mo-
bile, Ala., died last week in Tusca-
loosa, Ala., of a heart ailment while
Mrs. McLean, the former Miss
Frances Chandler of this city, was
visiting with her mother, Mrs. R. A.
Mrs. W. S. Smith underwent an
operation at the municipal hospital
today. She will be a patient at the
hospital for about five days.
DON'T FORGET DOLLAR DAYS
- JULY 15th AND 16th!
Junior Diamond Teams
Show Class and Speed
Youngsters Really Enjoying Play
Under Recreation Program
The .junior baseball league got
undclrway this week with fast tilts
being reeled off. St. Joe defeated
Kenney's Mill 10 to 2. Lefty Free-
man, ace hurler of the city nine,
had a no-hit game going into the
last of the seventh, but Deward
Harper, Kenney outfielder, spoiled
it for him, after two were out, by
slashing a hit past first base. Free-
man fanned 10 batters. Tommy
Dobbs, Kenney moundsman, pitch-
ed a creditable game, but received
loose support from his mates. He
allowed seven hits.
Highland View handed Kenney's
Mill their second defeat of the
young season by a 4-1 score. The
game was a pitcher's battle all the
way, with J. C. McArdle of High-
land View and Levaughn Peterson
of Kenney's hooking up in a bril-
liant duel for the regulation seven
innings. The score was deadlocked
1-1 at this point. The Highlanders
Iced the, game in the first of the
eighth by scoring three runs. The
big blow was struck by Rudy Rich-
ards, who singled with the bases
loaded. McArdle set the Millers
(Continued on page 8)
Funds Cut $4096
For Three Months
Due To 25 Percent Slash By
BIudgt Commission In All
State school funds to Gulf county
under the minimum foundation pro-
gram have been cut $4,096 a month
for three months by the 25 percent
slash made by the cabinet budget
commission in all 1949 appropria-
tions. TDhis amounts to a total of
$12,288 for July, August and Sep-
The county was scheduled to re-
ceive $196,646 during 1949-50 to-
ward-the support of county schools.
The first payment, due July 15, was
estimated at $16,386. The budget
commission cut trims this to only
State School Superintendent T.
B. Bailey estimates the total state-
wide school program at $47,489,000
for the coming year. This breaks
down to $35,078,931 for teacher sal-
aries, $2,085,522 for transportation.
$4,428,668 for current expense, and
$5,904,890 for capital outlay.
In addition, the 67 counties con-
tribute an estimated $13,389,500 to
the program for a total minimum
(Continued on page 7)
STOPS FOR A BITE
Governor Fuller Warren stopped
off in Port St. Joe at the White
Spot about 6:30 Tuesday evening
to grab a quick snack on his
way to Tallahassee from Fort Wal-
ton, where he is spending his
Mrs. Oscar Smith and children
of Panama City and Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Messina of Apalachicola spent
last week-end here with Mr. and
Mrs. Z. B. Adams.
Nobie H. Stone
III But Few Hours; Services
Held Sunday With Inter-
ment At Wewahitchka
Port St. Joe was shocked Satur-
day to learn that Nobie H. Stone,
41, educational supervisor of the
Gulf county schools for the past
seven years, had died' Friday night
in Tallahassee where he had been
in attendance at a school workshop
being held at Florida State Univer-
Mr. Stone was stricken ill Thurs-
day and was rushed to a Tallahas-
see hospital where he passed away.
Funeral services were. held-Sun-
day afternoon at 3:00 o'clock from
the First Methodist Church with
the Rev. L. W. Tubb officiating. In-
terment was in Jehu Cemetery at
Wewahitchka. The Comforter Fu-
neral Home was in charge of local
Active pallbearers were Dr. A. L.
Ward, Glenn Boyles, J. L. Temple,
George Suber, David Gaskin and
Floyd Hunt. Honorary pallbearers
were Marvin Rooks, Joe Whitfield,
Dr. Thomas Meriwether, L, P. Sut-
ton, James Greer, J. 0. Bragdon, J.
C. Belin, George Gaskin, Chauncey
Costin, Henry Campbell, Dr. L. H.
Bartee, Russell Maddox, George G.
Tapper, J. L. Sharit, Marion Craig,
Miles Hurlbut, M. P. Tomlinson and
In addition to his widow, Mrs.
Edith Bryan Stone, Mr. Stone is
survivdd'by one son, Noble Jr.; two
daughters, -Mabel and Mazie; his
parents, Mlr. and Mrs. T. H. Stone,
all of this city; (fwo sisters, Mrs.
Mabel Swat-ts of P6rt St. Joe and
Mrs. Ola Ogburn of Tallahassee,
and two brothers, Jesse V. of At-
lanta, Ga., and Silas R. Stone of
Mr. Stone was a lifelong member
and an active worker in the Meth-
odist Church. He was a lay leader,
member of the board of stewards,
superintendent of the adult di-
vision of the, Sunday school, and
teacher of the men's Bible class.
He was also an active member of
the Rotary Club and took an active
interest in civic affairs.
A graduate of the University of
Florida and of Ohio State, where
lie took his master's .degree, Mr.
Stone was widely recognized as a
leader in the field of education.
County Exceeds Quota
In Cancer Fund Drive
J. L. Sharit, chairman of the Am-
erican Cancer Fund drive in Gulf
county, reports that total contribu-
tions were a little in excess of the
county's quota, beiiYg. $432.42.
"I, as chairman for Gulf county,
was ably assisted by W. R. Con-
nell of Wewahitchka." said Mr.
Sharit, "and we feel and believe
that the funds contributed went to
a most worthy cause and are proud
that Gulf county reached and even
went a little above its quota."
Discharged From Service
Edward Bartee, who recently re-
ceived his discharge from the serv-
ice at Mitchell Field, N. Y., arrived
home Sunday. He plans to enter
Georgia Military College at Mill-
edgville, Ga., in the fall.
.1E S CF AY
ters and blue delphiniums.
The bride's dress was of ivory
slipper satin with a deep bertha of
lace, which fell from a nylon yoke.
Covered buttons extended from the
neck to the waist and were used on
the long pointed sleeves. The fin-
gertip veil was caught by a halo of
orange blossoms. Her only orna-
ment was a string of pearls, and
she carried a lace handkerchief
that has been in the family of Miss
Ella Lovett for many years. Her
bouquet was of white rosebuds.
The mother of the bride, Mrs.
Baggett. selected a pink crepe
gown with deep lace yoke. with
which she used white accessories.
Her corsage was of blue and white
Mrs. Fain, mother of the bride-
groom, was gowned in a model of
light blue lace. Her accessories
were white, and her corsage was of
Following the ceremony. Mr. and
Mrs. Baggett entertained with a
wedding reception in their home on
Seventh Street. The bride's table
(Handel). Damon Taylor, baritone, was overlaid with a lace cloth and
of Bainbridge, sang "Entreat Me was centered with, the tiered wed-
Not To Leave Thee," by Gounod, ding cake topped with a miniature
and "0 Perfect Love," by Barnby. bride and groom. Flanking the cake
The traditional wedding marches 'were white tapers in crystal candle-
were used. holders. Assisting in serving the
Harry Atkinson of Americus, Ga., guests were Mrs. James McNeill,
served as best man for the bride- Mrs. Joe McCloud, Miss Frances
groom. Ushers were James Wells Rhodes of Tallahassee, and Miss
of Atlanta, Ga., G. F. Battles Jr., Betty Sue Watts.
and Franklin Whigham of Bain- Mr. and Mrs. Fain left immedi-
bridge, Ga., and Lucious L. Allen, ately after the reception for a short
-of Panama City, brother-in-law of wedding trip. The bride was wear-
the bride. ing an aqua suit with brown and
The bride was given in marriage white accessories, and her corsage
'by her father, and had her sisters, was of. whi,trosebuds. On their re-
Miss Alma Baggget and Mrs. L. L. turn they wirl make their home in
Allen, as maid and matron of Donie and Fort Worth, Texas.
honot. Masters Lauren and Lucious The couple are graduates of Port
Allen, twin nephews of the bride, St. Joe high school and John B.
carried the rings on white satin Stetson University, DeLand, Fla.
pillows. Mr. Fain received his Bachelor of
The attendants wore identical Divinity degree from the South-
gowns of blue taffeta and white ny- western Baptist Theological Semi-
lon' marquisette, and their close- nary, Forth Worth, Texas, in May.
fitting caps and elbow length mitts Mrs. Fain has taught in the public
were also of blue taffeta. They car- schools of Ocala and Chattahoo-
ried identical nosegays of white as- chee for the past two years.
Stork Shower Honors
Mrs. Lucille Nelson
Mrs. Ethel Westbrook and Mrs.
George W. Cooper were joint hos-
tesses last Friday afternoon in the
home of Mrs. Cooper when they
honored Mrs. Lucille Nelson with a
The living room -where the guests
were assembled was lovely with a
profusion of yellow day lilies, gladi-
oli and Shasta daisies. A number
of games were enjoyed, with prizes
going to Mrs. W. H. Howell and
Mrs. Dave Maddox. Each guest
gave the honoree suggested names
for a boy and a girl, after which
the hostess entered the room push-
ing a bassinette filled with many
lovely and useful gifts for the little
stranger, all of which were opened
by Mrs. Nelson that all might see
Those present and sending gifts
were Mesdames Robert Shaw, Roy
Hallman, W. S. Smith, C. Thurs-
bay, L. E. Thursday, R. R. Kingry,
W. H. Howell, W. M. Howell, B. A.
Alexander, A. L. Ward, L. J. Trex-
ler, Dave Maddox, Foy Scheffer Jr.,
J. C. Culpepper, H. A. Campbell,
Fred Perry, Franklin' Jones, James
Cox, Clyde Gentry, Bill Coleman,
N. E. Dees and Hazel Stafford.
A salad plate with cake and iced
colas was served by the hostesses.
Patient At Hospital
Friends of Mrs. J. M. Johns will
regret to learn that she is a patient
at the municipal hospital. All wish
,her a speedy return to health.
Baptist W. M. U. Holds
Royal Service Program
The Baptist W. M. U. met at the
church Monday afternoon for the
regular royal service program un-
der the direction of the Circle One
program chairman, Mrs. E. C. Ca-
son. The song, "0, for a Thousand
Tongues," opened the meeting, fol-
lowed with prayer by Mrs. E. B.
The topic was "Christ the An-
swer for Questing Youth," and the
various phases were developed as
follows: "Of Such Is the Kingdom,"
Mrs. C. A. McClellan; "Missionary
To Brazil Miss Minnie- Landrum,"
Mrs. Wesley Ramsey; "Missionary
To China Mrs. Helen Twilington,"
Mrs. W. H. Howell; "The Value of
the R. A.," Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon;
"The Value of the Y. W. A.," Mrs.
L. E. Voss; "Training School Rep-
resentative," Mrs. W. S. Smith;
"The Unfeigning Faith," Mrs. J. F.
Following the song, "Faith of Our
Mothers," Miss Sara Nell Clements
told of her trip to the Y. W. A.
camp at Silver Lake, Tallahassee.
last year, Miss Frances Lewis gave
the Sunbeam watchword, the In-
termediate and Junior G. A. girls
gave their watchword and sang
their year song, "We've a Story To
Tell To the Nations," the R. A.
boys presented an interesting one-
act play, "Treasure Chest," depict-
ing their work as Royal Ambassa-
dors, and the closing meditation
prayer, "Have thine own way,
Lord," was given by Mrs. Ramsey.
Personals Clubs Churches
Young People Form Susie Peach Foster Circle
Youth Fellowship Meets With Mrs. Buttram
Presbyterian young people came The Susie Peach Foster Circle of
home from conference so enthused the Methodist W. S. C. S. met Mon-
that theypv determined to' organize a day afternoon in the home of Mrs.
MYRTICE O. SMITH, Editor
Miss Carolyn Baggett and William Fain Are
United In Marriage At Impressive Ceremony
The marriage of Miss Carolyn
Genevieve Baggett, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Joyce Oliver Baggett of
this city, and William Maurice Fain
of Fort Worth, Texas, and Bain-
bridge, Ga., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Leonard Fain of Bainbridge,
Ga., was an outstanding event of
last evening at 6' o'clock in the First
The Rev. L. J. Keels. pastor of
the church, officiated at the double-
ring ceremony in the presence of
numerous friends and relatives of
the young couple.
Lighted white tapers in seven-
branched candelabara were placed
at vantage points, and white gladi-
oli and blue asters were arranged
below a fern-entwined trellis. The
family pews were marked with
white satin ribbons.
Mrs. L. J. Keels, church organist,
rendered a program of nuptial mu-
sic which included "Intermezzo"
from Cavalleria Rusticana, "Eve-
ning Star" (Wagner), "My Heart
Ever Faithful" (Bach), and "Largo"
AND SUNDAY SERVICES
Rev. Samuel J. Allen, Pastor
Sermion subject for Sunday morn-
ing: "Thy Kingdom Come." Do you
say the Lord's Prayer at any time?
What do you think about when you
offer this petition? Do you not pray
for the destruction of something,
namely, Satan's kingdom? Do you
not pray for the conversion of sin-
ners? Do you not pray for the com-
ing of Christ and the ushering in
of the kingdom of glory?
Come and hear a challenging
Loyd W. Tubb. Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:00 p. m.-Young people.
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship.
The final message of a series of
seven on Paul's Epistle to the Ro-
mans on the subject, "The Mercies
of God," will be delivered Sunday
evening by Rev. S. J. Allen.
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.
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fr. Alban O'Hara, Priest
Mass the first Sunday of each
month at S a. m. Other Sunday at
10:15 a. m.
PRESBYTERIAN HOUR ON AIR
Everyone is urged to tune in the
Presbyterian Hour beginning the
summer series July 3 at 8:30 a. m.
EST or 7:30.a. m. CST. The speaker
will be Dr. Felix B. Gear, professor
Columbia Theolbgical Seminary of
Decatur, Ga. Subject: "What Is
Verna Smith Hostess To
Wesleyan Service Guild
The Wesleyan Service Guild met
Thursday evening of last week at
the home of Mrs. Verna Smith on
Monument Avenue. The meeting
was- opened with the devotional by
Sarah Herring, after which plans
were made to serve dinner to the
Methodist Men's Club. Two new
members were welcomed at this
time, Doris Whealton and Hilda
Following the business meeting,
a stork shower was given for Mrs.
Lib Hutchinson, who was the re-
cipient of many beautiful gifts.
ThQ hostess served sandwiches,
cookies and grape juice to Lucille
Suber, Sarah Kelly, Lib Hutchin-
son, Sarah Herring, Nora Beasley.
Dot Craig, Katherine Hallmark,
Doris Whealton, Hilda Maxwell,
Minnie Evans and Mrs. Loyd Tubb.
Next meeting of the Guild will be
July 14 at the home of Lucille
WEDDING PARTY ENJOYS
Prior to the rehearsal of the Fain-
Baggett wedding, a supper was
given Wednesday evening by Mr.
and Mrs. J. 0. Baggett, parents of
the bride, and Mrs. G. F. Battles
Jr., of Bainbridge, Ga., in the pri-
vate dining room of Hotel St. Joe.
A color scheme of yellow and
white was used in the place cards
and other decorations. The long
table was centered with an ar-
rangement of yellow asters and tu-
beroses, and tall candles in crystal
holders cast a soft glow over the
Those attending were members
of the wedding party. Mr. and Mrs.
C. L. Fain, Mrs. Harry Atkinson,
Master Tommy Atkinson and the
Misses Katherine Ann Battles and
Betty Ann Sherrod,
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Presbyterian Youth Fellowship in
Port St. Joe. A meeting was held
Friday night of last week with
There was no formal organiza-
tion at that time, but they agreed
to meet on Friday evenings thruout
the summer. Each meeting will
consist of a devotional service be-
ginning at 8 o'clock, followed by a
period of recreation, with refresh-
ments served between 9:30 and 10.
Timothy Elder, Esther Allen and
Becky Allen are to plan the weekly
meetings. Billy Gaillard will act as
treasurer and Mary Allen as sec-
All young people from 14 to 18
are urged to participate in this pro-
gram of inspiration, fellowship and
Advertising Doesn't Cost It PAYS.
Wayne Buttram on Garrison Ave-
nue. The meeting was opened with
the devotional, given by Mrs. John
The topic for the afternoon, "A
Day In a Brazilian Home," Was
given by Mrs. Alfred Joines. It was
a review written by Nina Miller,
who was sent to Brazil as a repre-
sentative from a New York inter-
denominational publishing house to
gather new ideas for children in the
After enjoying refreshments and
a short social period, the meeting
was closed :with the Lord's Prayer.
Attending were Mesdames Wal-
ter Duren, John Blount, Leonard
Belin, Sam Duren, Charles Wall,
Gus Creech, Fennon Talley, Alfred
Joines, Tom Byi'd and the hostess,
Sort Theatr e
A Martin Theatre "-' Port St. Joe, Fla.
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M. I|
LAST TIMES FRIDAY SUNDAY, JULY 3
ENECO LO R -
MONDAY and TUESDAY
July 4 and 5
--- Also --
CARTOON AND NEWS
LATE SHOW FRIDAY
11:00 P. M.
"SHE'S TOO MEAN
WITH ALL-COLORED CAST
0 0 0 *O We. C '9 S'6
SATURDAY, JULY 2
BARGAIN FEATURE NO. 1
BARGAIN FEATURE NO. 2
-- Plus ---
CARTOON and SERIAL
"Daredevils of the Sky"
--- Also ---
NEWS and SCIENCE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6
--- FEATURE.NO. 1 ---
--- FEATURE NO. 2 ---
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Chapter 12 of Serial
*** so et*ee* e.
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
July 7 and 8
a 0.0 .
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 1949,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GUL'F COUNTY- FLORIDA
State To Begin Drive
On Venereal Disease
State Board of Health Will Make
Search for Syphilis Cases yler s o Fireworks for the 4th
A "grass roots' campaign to find
approximately 8000 unknown case T
of infectious syphilis will be con-
ducted by the state board of health
during July and August, according
to Dr. Wilson T. Sowder, state 00Barrel ang p al es
Federal funds already have been
allocated for the work, and the pro----__ _-.
gram will tie in with a nationwide
educational drive to stimulate syph- BOYLES IS READY FOR FUN AND FROLIC! VACATION TIME IS VALUE TIME AT BOYLES!
ilis case-finding in local areas.
educaterpoallpeopleso that those SPORTSWEAR Holiday Firecrackers
who have the disease will recog-
nife the symptoms and seek medi-
cal care; to persuade those who FOR THE MISS OR MRS. FOR MEN AND BOYS!
have the disease and suspect or
know it, to seek adequate medical .Quality. i
care; and to further educate those White Men's Fine Quality White FOR
who have had syphilis to guard T- SHIRTS- 6 to 16-- -------- COTTON T-SHIRTS------
their health so they will not get
the disease again. (Not Irregulars or Seconds)
Dr. Sowder said there were 15,484 Zipper Closing, Sizes 7 to 14 1 98
cases of syphilis reported in Florida BLUE DENIM DUNGAREES --- Blue Demm 00
last year. Out of that number, 4,478 BOXER SHORTS for tots I to 6- -
cases were early, infectious syphi- Sizes 12 to 20 $2 49 Oz. Sanforize
lis. "Syphilis can be eradicated -- -- --- 8 Oz. Sanforized Blue Denim
only by eliminating the infectious DUNGAREES- Size 6 to 16 O169U
stages that are spread from one For Misses and Women to A. D N AE S IZ e 6to --
Five state health department SHORTS and T-SHIRTS MEN'S SIZES 27 to38---- $1.98
nereal disease case workers are al-
ready in the field ready to begin SUNMODE Sizes 32 to 46 $ to $8 Men and Boys $1 25 to 95
work today visiting various coim- SWIM TRUNKS
munities to promote the campaign. S JYW i UIw I -
They will carry important mues- Van Heusen Men's Knit $ to $ 5
sages about syphilis. straight to Tillie Tyler Sanforized Broadcloth 1 9A POhDT CS IDTS 2 9
the people, through the use of port- SO SH IR 1 -T-S-- --- --
able loud-speakers and record play- BLOUSES 32 to 44 ------ -_ 39 to
ers, pamphlets and posters. The re- Big Reduction In Men's
cordings were made by top-flight Swim Shoes, Swim Caps, to STRAW HATS- Now -- "
screen and radio stars and pro- Beach Bags (Includes Hats Formerly Up To $7.50)
Bill Traweek In Army Air Force
Bill Traweek, who last week en ""BOOM" GOES THE CLOSED FOR FUN MONDAY, JULY 4 B1 BANG-UP SHOE VALUES!
listed in the Army Air Force, re- READY-TO-WEAR GUN! CLOSED FOR FUN MONDAY, JULY 4!
ports in from San Antonio, Texas,
where -he lIa b-'b-n assigned for [S
training, that, due to Mr. Truman's U E T
FECP leanings he is now forced to SUMME T h e Ttt ler "STAR BRAND" '"
eat, sleep and train with negroes. r DRESSES
Return Home After Visit Here Publhed Weekly By FeaturingRD
Mrs. J. E. Miller of Graceville Prc crace..; wd o BOYLE "Tips From Across Our
and son Jesse Miller of Birming, DEPARTMENT STORE Counter To Wise
ham, Ala., left Saturday for their Port St. Joe, Florida Shoppers" 5 95S
respective homes after a pleasant -
visit here with Mr. and Mrs. J. R. U U WU U Vol. III Friday, July 1, 1949 No. 47 Every pair guaranteed 100%
SArith at their beach cottage. leather counters, uppers and in-
SAA soles.. Three. styles to select
Muskrat Houses I from. . Lowest price in
Muskrat houses are made from A" """years!
marsh plants, which the muskrat as- y V
sembles from the area about it. Never such values before
They are made both for winter shel- ... the fabrics are 100% Sum-
ter and for housing of the young the styles are smart nd new JULYCHILDREN'S
Cavities or rooms ire located near SP CILI. N"S
the top, and above water level while mer, Junior, Misses, Women's _, C a ,ES,
one or more, tunnels connect the and Half Sizes. Gotta see ;. .-IT pi ,C P D "STAR RAKN"
rooms with the water below. 'em to believe it STAR BRAND"
Sweet Potato Deserts / L E 64SA D ALS
.Sweet potatoes .can be used in NEW LOW PRICE ON 'E GA AA
-custard and pie as wel as a vege-
table for the dinner menus. M O UD D S size 2 t9 111/2
Vhat LACE TRIMMED S2.00
ES I ION SL IP DEAR SHOPPERS-This week we're in the fun and frolc White, brown, green, red
PRESCRIPTION? mood! We want to help you make this the biggest and best
Fourth ever. Maybe things are a little tough in Gulf County, but
Sit's "Boom" time at Boyles! Values are cracking all over this
THE Ingredients your doctor store. When you see these bargains you'll know the atom has EVERY PAIR MISSES
orders, of course; but else been split! You'll be able to supply your needs with a small AND WOMEN'S
amount of cash. We're disregarding profit we're all out
there oe the scientific knowl- This amazes us! It ll thrill for Holiday Action! In pursuing (spell it right, Ed. okeh,
edge and skill of experience of you! Pink and white. Glenn, but your sentence still doesn't make sense) PURSUING
our expert pharmacists. That's Sizes 32 to 44. we believe a greater service can be rendered at a time when it's
our expert pharmacists. That*' _needed. We know you're with us. We feel your response will
why you may bring prescriptions be worth all the trouble and cost!
t uwithconfidence. Yours In the Holiday Mood, and SANDALS
with confidence. Fine Quality, Elastic Leg R. GLENN BOYLES.
Have your prescription corn- REDUCED TO
pounded by a Graduate Phar- RAYON PANTIES
macist of an accredited A A A O
Pharmaceutical Chemist The kind you've paid as much ALL SIZES! ALL COLORS!
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription as $1.00 pair. White and tea
PHONE 5 PORT ST. JOE rose. Look like glove silk! GREAT VALUES!
FRiDA)(, JULY 1, 1949
THE', STAR, PORT ST, JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PAG FQU THE STAR, PQ3 T OGL ONY J.9FIAJL ,14
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor and Publisher
Alsa Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Pressman, Floor Man,
Reporter, Columnist, Janitor and Printer's Devil.
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1987, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
ONE YEAR $2.00 SIX MONTHS $1.00
THREE MONTHS $127.15
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TO ADVERTISERS-In cate 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 2 Right or Wrong
BE ALIVE ON THE FIFTH
Hundreds of people are killed every year by
accidents during the Fourth of July holiday.
Why are they killed?
It's easy to advance a lot of deeply philosophi-
cal reasons. The hurry-up world we live in. The
adventurous, take-a-chance American spirit. The
animalistic discourtesy of man to man. But there
is no need to do any heavy thinking on the rea-
sons for the holiday death toll.'The reasons are
quite simple, really.
For one thing, more people are driving auto-
mobiles. When more cars are on the road and
they are traveling farther, the chances for acci-
dent go up proportionately.
We of Gulf county should be particularly care-
ful and watchful of our driving during the com-
ing three-day week-end for our famed fresh wa-
ter fishing, together with our adjoining Gulf
beaches, will attract several thousand cars that
normally would not be using the highways of
our county. All of these out-of-county cars will
be on pleasure-bent, and pleasure-bent drivers
usually are in a hurry. They want to get to our
lakes, streams and beaches to statf having fun,
or perhaps some of them will be pounding along
on the first leg of a summer vacation trip. A lot
of people are doing the same thing, and it be-
,comes a sort of race. Driving too fast, passing
when the view is obstructed, following other
,cars too closely-all seem important in the sense-
less race to save a minute.
The beaches, as well as the highways, will
also take their toll. A lot of occasional swimrners
overestimate their skill or their endurance. Chil-
dren excited by holiday fever elude adult super-
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Recent Session Most Expensive
Records just released show that
Nills already audited and paid for
the recent session of the legislature
total $427,298, against a 1937 ses-
sion cost of $357,779.62. The comp-
troller's off-ice estimated about $50,-
000O of 1939 legislative bills remain
to be paid. This dpes not include
$92,000 for finishing and equipping
the new house chamber. It does in-
clude $36,000 for an electric roll
call system. Printing costs were
$36,000, and miscellaneous supplies
came to $41,707.
Fight On Dog Fly To Begin
Initiation of a drive by the fed-
eral government on the dog fly pest
of the Gulf coast was assured last
week by agreement by the house
:and senate conferees on the agri-
cultural appropriation bill which
resulted in the reinstatement of an
item for that purpose in the bill.
Asked To Assume Cost of Bridge
E. Clay Lewis Jr., returned Wed-
nesday from Washington, where he
had been since Sunday as a mem.
ber of a delegation that appealed
to the river and harbor board. for
construction by the federal govern-
ment of a railroad draw span over
the Apalachicola-St. Marks section
of the intracoastal waterway. Other
members of the delegation were J.
vision. Amateur boat handlers find that small
boats require a practiced hand and prudent
The tonic of celebration leads to excesses in
exercise, eating, exposure to the sun. All of these
things contribute to Fourth of July deaths. And
it would be simple to prevent such accidents.
Don't take a trip just to be going somewhere.
There are many delights near home. Drive
slower. Don't become impatient at unimportant
delays. Be courteous to other drivers and pe-
destrians. Be temperate in your swimming. Keep
an alert eye on children.. Don't stand up in the
These are the simple things that will ensure
delight in a summer holiday-that will bring you
home relaxed and refreshed instead of in an am-
bulance, that will see your children safely in bed
to dream of the day's pleasures. These are the
simple things that will make this Fourth of July
mean joy instead of tragedy.
Kipling said it: "Teach us delight in simple
things and mirth that has no bitter springs."
IT'S UP TO THE PEOPLE
Sentiment in congress in favor of cutting the
cost of the federal government is growing fast.
Many things have contributed to it-among them
the decline in business and employment, the
fact that a heavy federal deficit now seems in-
evitable, and the reluctance of lawmakers to in-
crease taxes because complaints from the "folks
back home about federal spending" are inereas-
However, sentiment in favor of cuts in spend-
ing, and practical action toward that end, are
two different things. Congress is always be-
deviled by pressure groups, all of whom are -in
favor of cutting the appropriations that go to
someone else and increasing their own. As an
obvious example, there is hardly a chamber of
commerce that doesn't pay lip-service to the
cause of economy-and then whoop it up when-
ever it sees a chance to get a slice of federal tax
money for its own area.
In the long run, the decisive factor will be pub-
lic sentiment-the wishes of the voters as to fis-
cal policy, since the billions now being spent
have to be paid by all the people. .4
The Hoover commission reports have given
congress what it long lacked-a detailed blue-
print for eliminating waste, duplication, overlap-
ping. Now it remains to be seen whether the
people will demand its acceptance.
The tongue, being in a wet place, is likely to
slip when going fast.
J. Buzzett of Apalachicola, Clar-
ence Willis of Carrabelle, C. L.
Waller of Tallahassee, Representa-
tives Caldwell and Green and Sen-
ators Andrews and Pepper.
A wedding 'of interest to many
people in Gulf county was that of
Miss Ruth Sharit and Stanford
Bragdon of Apalachicola on Mon-
day, June 26; in Panama City. Mr.
and Mrs. Paul D. Farmer of this
city and Mr. and Mrs. F. 0. Allen
of Apalachicola accompanied the
couple to Panama City.
Visit Here From Tampa
Sgt. and Mrs. 0. J. Smith and
three children of Tampa visited
here this week with Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Bracewell. Mrs. Smith is a na-
tive of the Republic of Panama and
came to America as a war bride
Snappy remarks are often sense-
THE LOW DOWN
----- from -----
Editor The Starr:
You know, sumbuddy, if they kin,
I wish they'd let me no why it is
that our U. S. A. must do the ad-
visin' and worryin' fer the hole
wurld. We're the champeens oil
bargain' in with free advise. We
want help everybuddy do their lo-
cal chores. We tell 'em how-we
furnish half the cash fer the job.
We're the wise'guy-windy. We're
the quick-rich to the rest of the
wurld-a cinch fer a touch. That's
Fer "horse sense" aIQ test wud
not show us as too stupendous.
Horse sense is mindin' your own
bizness and keeping' your yap closed
-at leest part of the time, and thus
not expose t6o much of your ignur-
ance. That's whut a horse does-
that's how the sayin' got started.
'Stead of supporting' 600,000 or
700,000 on the guvamint parole, to
think up fancy thots and ways to
impress the wurld, we should be
rummagin' in our sock to see how
neer it is to the bottom. We should
calm down. The atmosphere wud
cleer up mightily iffen we'd remove
a flock of our hevvy thinkers.
Around 650,000 of 'em are costin'
us around 3,000,000,000 bucks per
-annum in cash-cold cash that is-
yours and mine.
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THE STAR, P.PRT S .JOE, GULF 09V14TY. f)L~0
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 1949
PAGE FPOUR .
THE STAR, PORT ST. JO, GUL.` COUNTY, FLORIDA
hi Shivers predicted that the legis-
Sivers Says Sales lature would also pass a five-cent
T Ies Sure Ti per package tax on cigarets and
SThing turn back to municipalities the rev
-- enue collected inside corporate
Believes Three Per Cent Should Be limits. Revenue from that source de-
Ample To Care for State Needs rived outside city limits, he fore-
cast, will be used to operate the
State Senator Olin G. Shivers of four state tuberculosis sanitoria.
Chipley last Saturday predicted The senator said further he ex-
that the legislature will enact a 3% pected the special session to rive
general sales tax and take steps back to counties, on a share-alike
to aid financially-pressed cities basis, the seventh cent of t h e
when it is recalled by Governor gasoline tax for road-building pur-
Warren "probably early in August." poses under state supervision. The
He said he expected the sales tax seventh cent now goes to the school
measure will rule out all exemp- system.
tions, such as food and clothing. Shivers claims the 3% sales tax
"If Florida is going to continue to should be ample to care for state
develop, provide adequate institu- revenue needs. He said he would
tional care and support schools, ask that any surplus be placed in
universities and colleges, then we escrow for the 1951 legislature.
must appropriate and tax to pay
the cost," Shivers said. "It is my Week-end Visitor
considered opinion that the $240,- I Douglas Moody of Marion, Ala.,
000,000 appropriation for the next was the week-end guest of Miss
two years is the absolute minimum Norma Jean Lewis at the home of
for efficient state operation." her mother, Mrs. Ethel Westbrook.
Released From Duty
Among 36 employes of the state
beverage department released Mon-
day from their duties due to the 25
per cent slash in operating costs
required by the budget commission
was Marvin Freeman, who has
been stationed at Blountstowsa.
Hayloft doors, feed chutes and
ladders are accident hazards in most
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Expect St. Joe Entries
In Speed Boat Races
Monday At Apalach
Gala Fourth of July Celebration To
Open At 9:00 a. m. In
Entries of boats from neighbor-
ing communities are being sought
by the Fourth of July celebration
committee at Apalachicola, and it
is probable, according to Dan and
Joe Brooks of this ciry, thA:t here
will be several enlriebs from Port
Scheduled for a prompt 9 a. m.
takeoff, the work boat parade will
be first on the program, immedi-
ately followed by the cruiser pa-
rade, and last and most spectacu-
lar, the speed boat race:.
1Many pledged entrants are al-
ready, listed, and any others plan-
ning to enter may do so by drop-
ping a card to the Apalachicola
Chamber of Commerce 4th of July
committee, stating type of boat and
motor. There are no entry fees.
Cash prizes will be awarded win-
Gulf Repair Shop
All Types Welding and
and Electrical Service
At Rear of Firestone Store
Winter Bird Losses
Well fed birds do not die of cold,
In spite of severe weather condi-
tions-starvation is the chief factor
in winter bird losses.
COUNTY STILL 'WAY BEHIND
IN OPPORTUNITY BOND SALE
According to figures compiled as
of June 17, Gulf county has chalked
up $8,942, of 55.9%, of its $16,000
quota in the current Opportunity
Drive in the sale of savings bonds.
The drive ends today.
Franklin county, with a quota of
$29,000, has raised $13,574, or 46.8%
of its quota; Calhoun county $2,230
or 27.9% of 'its $8000 quota, and
Bay county $76,924, or 65.7% of its
Quota for Florida has been set
at $12,180,000. and as of June 17.
$10,086,354 bhad been subscribed, or
82.8% of the quota.
Visitors Frorm Montgomery
Mr. and Mrs. j. T. McKnight re-
turned t- MlontgQmery, Ala., Thurs-
"day'6f lfast Vek after a four-dla,
visit here with Mr. and!Mrs. Harryv
McKnight'and Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
It Pays To Advertise Try It.
nERE IT IS / ..M"Y POPULR DEMAND
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Lots On Dead Lakes
The C. F. Hanlon Subdivision is now open for sale
of lots 50x140 feet, approximate size. All lots
face streets or county highway or the Dead Lakes.
Price of lots range from $400 down, mostly $325.
These lots are sold subject to provision that they are
for private camps or residences, and this clause is so
stated in all deeds.
Property on Dead Lakes is now scarce, and in a
few years will not be available except at a pre-
mium price. Better buy a place now in this choice
subdivision. Terms can be arranged if desired.
C. F. HANLON, Owner
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
Phone 388 Port St. Joe, Fla.
THE STIAR, PGRT- ST. JO'E, GULF COUNTY, FLOA16A'
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 1949
ners in the several events.
Other features of the celebration
include a noon program at Battery
Park, with a fish fry, bingo, chil-
dren's races and horseshoe pitch-
ing. Baseball at 4 o'clock between
Apalachicola and Wewahitchka. and
a windup of the day by the fire-
man's ball at 9 p. m.
If three walls of a bedroom are
papered or pointed a restful co!or
and the fourth is brightly contrast-
ing, the bed should be placed
against the contrasting wall. Look-
ing at the restful color is more re-
laxing and conducive to sleep-but
even restful colors won't help if the
bed is worn out and uncomfort-
I PHONE 94
R A JULY 1- THE A -TT. LR PAGE VE
RETURNS TO DUTY
Rvt. Frank J. Pierce, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Pierce of this city,
left Tuesday morning for Fort
Benning, Ga., after a 10-day leave
'spent here with his parents. Pvt.
Pierce, who has just completed a
14 weeks' basic training course
at Fort Jackson, S. C., will re-
ceive six weeks' training at Ben-
ning as a paratrooper in the air-
COUNTY'S SCHOOL FUNDS
(Continued from ipge 1)
foundation school program of $60,-
887,500 for the coming biennium.
The budget commission action
was.taken to meet the $240,000,000
legislative appropriation until the
expected special session is called
to raise taxes to make up a $60.-
000,000 deficit in the state's gen-
Bailey has said that under the
trimmed budget;- Florida schools
.,:will only be able to operate for
even months this year instead of
the usual nine.,
And faced with the alternative of
operating curtailed education pro-
grams.for nine months or full seven
month programs, county school su-
perintendents meeting at Gainie-
ville recently voted to operate their
schools on full schedules uihil the
money runs out -"and then. close up
S Home From Vacation
Mr. and Mrs. Mi\e Namynanik
returned home Wednesday from a
vacation of three weeks spent in
North Tonawana, N. Y., where they
visited with Mike's parents. They
also went dn a sightseeing tour of
-New York City, Buffalo, Niagara
Falls and nearby C.anadian points
of interest. They report a 'wonder-
ful trip, but are glad to be home.
Week-end Visitors From Alabama
J. M. Riley and Mr. and Mrs. J.
L. Riley of Hartford, Ala., were
the week-end guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Joines. Master Joe
Riley returned home with them af-
ter a week's visit here with the
Clements' Have Week-end Guests
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Clements,
son David, and granddaughter Gail
Garrett of Tampa, and Mr. and Mrs.
Tom Clements of Bristol spent the
week-end here as guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Clements.
John Henry Pope from the St.
Joe fire tower had an operation for
the removal of his tonsils and ade-
noids at the municipal hospital
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APARTMENT Small furnished
apartment uptown. Electric re-
frigerator, gas stove. Phone 296-J.
Mrs. Paul Farmer. 7-24 2c
apartment. Bedroom, kitchen and
bath. Plhooe 95. J. A. Mira. 6-17
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
WANTED-Reliable hustler to suc-
ceed D. 0. Ellis as Rawleigh Deal-
er in .Gulf county. 1500, famiiies.
Nearby dealer Addison making sales
-of over li'0 weekly. Selling experi-
nce necessary 'to start. For par-
ticulars write Rawleigh's, Dept.
FAF-101-10, Memphis; :.Tenn. 7-1*
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
1M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All visit-
ing companions welcome. Fennon
Talley High Priest; H, R. Maige,
".SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1:.O.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
inesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic hall.
All members ur'e'd to attend; visit-
ing brethren invited. P.A. Howell,
N.G.; F. L. Hill, Secretary.
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, L 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Visitors invited. Eliza Lawson,
tN. G.; Mrs. Mary Weeks, Secretary.
A&ON1C TENMPI F & A M-
?ofit St. Joe Lodge 111, R.gulai
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
Home From Visit In Tallahassee
Mrs. Tom Parker and children,
Faye, Bruce and Larry, returned
Sunday from a visit of several days
in Tallahassee with Mr. and Mrs.
0. L. Benton, Mr. and Mrs. K. B.
Benton and Mr. and Mrs. M. Ben-
ton. Mrs. Parker was accompanied
home by her mother, Mrs. 0. L.
Benton, who is visiting here for a
Attend Davis Funeral
Mr. and Mrs. Blakely Thomasson
attended the funeral of Mrs. James
H. Davis held Sunday in DeFuniak
Home' From Tenrlessee Visit
Mr. and Mrs. Alex LeGrone and
son Joe returned Saturday from a
three weeks' visit in Chattanooga,
Vacationing In California
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Alsobrook left
Sunday for a two week's vacation
in Los Angeles and San Diego, Cal.
EQUITY IN 5-ROOM HOUSE on
Garrison Ave. for sale, also fur-
niture. Both practically new. Call
GIRLS' BICYCLE-Pre-war Ranger
bicycle, 28 in. wheel; good con-
dition; $25. Remington portable
typewriter with case, fairly good
condition in everyday use, $30.
Phone 164. Mrs. Ned Porter. 2c
VENETIAN BLIND-131 inches in
width, 64 inches deep. All metal.
Will sell for $25; original price
$49,50. Leader Shope Shop. 4t
We make covered buttons, belts
and. buttonholes. Mrs. Richard
Sauiders,'Kenriey's Mill. 7-15.
PIANO TUNING AND REPAIR
For expert piano tuning, repairing
4nd mdtli-proofing.,of; piano felts,
phone 137i. Robert h'aw. -5*
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
It Pays To Advertise Try It.
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.
JUNIOR DIAMOND TEAMS
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down in order in their half of the
eighth, fanning the last two at bat
to bring his strikeout total to 17
for the game. He allowed three
hits and received good support
The Kenney team made several
outstanding defensive plays to hold
the Highlanders at bay until the
fatal eighth. Charles Smith, center-
fielder, made a phenomenal throw
to nip D. Parker trying to stretch a
double into a three-bagger. They
also made a 6-3-1 double play to
nip a Highland View rally in the
St. Joe will play Oak Grove to-
day and Highland View tomorrow,
Kenney's Mill tangles with Oak
Grove Monday, and Highland View
meets Oak Grove next Friday.
STANDINGS- W L Pet.
St. Joe 1 0 1.000
Highland View ...--------......... 1 0 1,000
Kenney's Mill -----............. 0 2 .000
Oak Grove ------------0 0 .000
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Harrison and
daughter Joanna of Memphis, Tenn.,
are visiting here-this week with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Har-
rison in their apartment at Shirey's
Visiting From Macon
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Bishop of
Macon, Ga., are spending some time
at Beacon Hill and St. Joe as the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Costin
and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Joines.
Visitors From Montgomery
Mr. an'd- Mrs. W. 0. Brinsoi -and
daughter Lucretia of Montgomery,
Ala., are visiting here this week
with Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Brinson
and Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Brinson.
Thanks for the Fish
The e.itor- thanks A. J. Owens
and his blio.her for nice mess.of
bream. Those boys really had- 'em!
Have Week-end Guests
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Greer had
as their guests lat week-end Mr.
Greer's sister and husband, Mr. and
Mrs. L. A. Patrick of Covington,
Ga., and his niece and husband, Mr.
and Mrs. Jake Burrough of Lain-
bertville, N. J.
Attends Funeral of Former Partner
J. R. Smith was in Dothan, Ala.,
Tuesday to attend the funeral of J.
T. Trawick. a former part-owner of
Smith's Pharmacy in this city.
Home After Visit
Mrs. W. G. Varnadoe returned
last Friday from Tallahassee and
Perry after visiting with relatives
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION
Notice is hereby given that the Registra-
tion Books of the City of Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida, will be open for the purpose of regis-
tration of all qualified electors who are quali-
fied under Ordinance 35X of the City of Port
St. Joe and Chapter 24836, Laws of Flor-
ida, Acts of 1947
Said books will be opened on July 6, and
will remain open for registration purposes
through July 15, between the hours of 9
o'Clock a. m. and 12 o'clock noon and 2
o'clock p. m. until 5 o'clock p. in. each day
except Sundays and holidays. All persons
d(esianig to register shall call at the City
Hall for such purpose
B. H. DMCKENS, Jr.,
6-24 City Auditor and Clerk,
7-15 City of Port St Joe, Florida.
NOTICE OF REFERENDUM ELECTION
Notice is hereby given that a Referendum
Election has been called by Resolution No.
161 to be held on July 26, 1949, for the
purpose of approving or disapproving House
Bill No. 1161,' Laws of Florida, Acts of
1949. The polls for said election shall open
at 8:00 o'clock a. m. and close at 7:00
o'clock p. m
The question to be voted on at said
election shall be for approval or against ap-
proval of House Bill No. 1161, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1949, entitled as follows:
"An act Validating, legalizing, ratifying and
confirming that certain promissory note
made by the City of Port St. Joe, Florida,
to Faulk and Coleman or order, dated De-
cember 13, 1948. payable in the principal
sum of Sixty-three Thousand One Hundred
Sixty-five and Seventy-one Hundredths Dol-
lars ($63,1l5.71), together with interest
thereon at the rate of. 5 per cent per an-
num from the 20th day of October, 1948,
until paid, as a legal obligation of said City
of Port St. Joe, Florida; and declaring the
same to be a legal obligation and funded
debt of said city and providing for a ref-
erendum vote thereon in said city."
All registered voters who are freeholders
the Clt% of Port St. Joe, Florida, are
quaie.lied. to rol- in said election.
* a .ir.,;, nand and *0al h1L, 20th day
c .ij :, 49.
B. H. D C NS, Jr., -
6-24 ,'. City Auditoirand Clerk,
7-15 -::'-' City of Port St. Joe, Florida.
Attends:.Funeral In DeF.uniaK,: .
Mrs. Olin R. Davis spent last
week-end in DeFuniak Springs.
While there she attended the fu-
neral of Mr. Davis' mother, Mrs.
James H. Davis.
CALL FOR BIDS
For Junior-Senior High School and Washing- I
ton School, Port St. Joe. Gulf
Sealed proposals will be received by the
Gulf County Board of Public Instruction at.
the office of the County Superintendent of
Schools at the Court House, Wewahitchka,
Florida, until 10:00 a m. CST o'clock, Au-
gust 2, 1949, for furnishing materials and'
performing work necessary for the proposed
Port St. JToe Junior-Senior High School and
the Washinglon School at Port St Joe, Gulf
Proposals will be received on the work
separately for each project and also as a
combination bid on the combined projects,
as indicated on the proposal forms which
will be furnished bidders.
All work shall be done in accordance with.
the plans and specifications and contract j
documents -relative thereto prepared by Ref(-'
nolds, Smith and Hills, Architects and En-
gineers, 227 Park Street, Jacksonville, Flor-
ida. Documents may be examined in the laid
office of the County Superintendent and sets
of documents may be obtained by any inter-
ested plr-ty by making a payment of $ .5S*-
per sheet for the plans to cover the cost of
blueprinting; the total cost of full sets of
the Washington School being $5.00, and the
Port St. Joe Junior-Senior High School plans
being $10.00, which amount will include the
cost of specifications for which no additional
charge will be made All documents shall be
returned to the Board Office on or before
the time of bid opening. Bidders submitting
bona fide proposals will have refunded to
them the paid-in cost of plans up to the
cost of two complete sets.
A certified or cashier's check or bid bond
properly executed in a sum not less than 5
per cent .S the base bid payable to the Gulf
County Board of Public Instruction must ac-
company each proposal as a guarantee that
the bidder will promptly enter into an agree-
ment to do the work and furnish a perform-
ance bond in the sum of 100 per cent of
the contract. The Gulf County Board of Pub-
lic Instruction reserves the right to waive
any informality in any proposals and the
right to reject any and all proposals.
GULF COUNTY BOARD OF
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