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VOLUME PORT ST. JOE, FORAY, JULY 29, 949 NUMBER 44
Bay View Church Will
Be Dedicated Sunday
Quarterly Conference of Port St.
Joe Charge To Be Held
Rev. Loyd W. Tubb announces
that the Bay View Methodist Church
at Highland View will be dedicated
next Sunday evening at 8 o'clock,
and he extends an'invitation to all
people who are not attending serv-
ices elsewhere to join in the dedi-
Rev. Tubb is preparing a special
service, and states that Dr. George
W. Kerlin, superintendent of the
Marianna district, will deliver the
message and dedicate the church.
The church was built in 1944 un-
der the leadership of Rev. 0. D.
Langston, former pastor of the Port
St. Joe Methodist Church and it
will be dedicated in his honor. Rev.
Langston was invited to be present,
but will be unable to attend due to
a recent operation. However, he
will send a message to be read.
The church was established with
22 charter members, and in the
years following it served in an out-
standing way the needs of the com-
munity, especially among the young
people, having an excellent Sunday
During the past year, under the
leadership of Rev. Tubb, the mem-
bership has shown an increase of
almost fifty per cent.
(Continued on page 2)
Many Entries In
Annual Pet Show
Small Fry Vie tfr Prizes M6nday ,
Afternoon At Event Held
In City Park
Port St. Joe's second annual pet
show was held Monday afternoon
at the city park with a large num-
ber of entries viewing for the thir-
teen class awards. The contestants
and spectators, both young and old
enjoyed the proceedings.
As an extra added attraction,
Larry Parker rendered a vocal se-
lection, "Take Me Out To the Ball
Game." This young man is but 21
years old, which should make him
St. Joe's youngest entertainer.
Mrs. Ben Dickens Jr., Mrs. Paul
Turnage and Mrs. Roy Hallman
acted as judges for the show and
selected winners in the different
classes as follows:
Longest Tail-Collie, entered by
Shortest Tail-Duck, Peck Boyer.
Longest Ears-Red cocker, Beth
Shortest Ears-Kitten, Judy Poi-
Biggest Feet-Duck, Curtis Tubb.
Smallest Feet-Dog, Anice Lllius.
Largest Pet-Collie, Edith Kil-
Smallest Pet-Duck, Geo. Boyer.
Cutest Pet-Dog, Kay Creech.
Most Spotd-Dog, Jean Mahon.
Most Unique Rooster, Jimmie
Best Groomed Black cat, Dan-
Most Outstanding-Blond cocker,
Visiting Husband At Fort Benning
Mrs. James Herring is visiting
this week in Columbuts, Ga., .with
her husband, who is stationed at
TVIrs. Ferrell Affq is B idlig a
tw ? edWft' vitftn ar Sn- in Fran-
e cj|gp Department Apalachicold May
Is Batting .667 In
Pick Up Culprits In Two Out
of Three Cases In Past
Police Chief Buck Griffin and his
officers, aided and abetted by Sher-
iff Byrd Parker and Deputy Mose
Hill, are batting ,667 in the Better
Burglary League, having rounded
up suspects and gained confessions
in two of three breaking and enter-
ing cases in the past 30 days.
The most recent case didn't take
long to unravel, since the culprit
gave himself away with a flash-
light. Seems that Officer P. W.
Petky, making his rounds Sunday
night, was coming down Williams
Avenue in front of The Star office
and, glancing across lots, saw a
light at the rear door of the St. Joe
Bar. Thinking it was Owner Bobbitt
he hailed the person.
It apparently wasn't Bobbitt, for
the holder of the light started up
the. alley toward the depot like a
scared jackrabbit, with Petty right
on his tail. As the marathoners
passed by the rear of the police sta-
tion, Petty yelled at Chief Griffin,
who hopped into his car and took
after the unknown party of the first
The chase ended in the colored
quarters when the two pulled Cicero
Wood of Highland View, from bq-
a'thif a dwI.ling H.e adritted,'ac-
cording to Griffin, that he had en-
tered the bar thru the skylight and
took $1.65 in pennies from the cash
register and two pints of .whiskey,
letting himself out the back door.
Having partaken freely of the
liquor, he returned about 11 o'clock,
knowing the rear door was un-
barred, and got two more pints of
liquor. It was at this time he got
careless with the flashlight and at-
tracted the attention of Officer
Answer to the question of who
broke into the McGowin Motor Co.
safe and made off with about $250
in cash last week was brought to
(Continued on page 8)
Cpl. Davis Completes
Course In Life Saving
Cpl. Loyce E. Davis, 21, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Davis of this
city, recently returned to Sendai,
Japan, where he is stationed with
the 13th Engineer Combat Bat-
talion, 7th Infantry Division, Eighth
Army, after attending the 7th In-
fantry Division's life saving school,
a two-week long course in the latest
methods of life saving. Corporal Da-
vis, one of the few ,completing the
entire course, is now on a seven-
day furlough at Sakunami, Japan.
Corporal Davis, who plans to
make the army his career,, before
entering the army in June 1947,
was in the U. S. Navy.
Visitors From Louisiana
Mr. and Mrs. DeWey Hebert and
daughter Gail and Miss Doris He-
;bert of Thibodauxi La., were week-
-end guests of Mr: and Mrs. C. F.
Attend Reburial Service
Joe and Paul Johnson left Sun-
day for Jacksonville to catch the
train for Washington, D. C., to at-
tend reburial services in Arlington
National Cemetery for 'their l1ro-
ther, Sgt. Hi rry D. Johnson. Tey
expect to return today.
Be Tossed Out of
Gulf Coast League
Double-Header Here Sunday With
Tallahassee Probably Be
It is understood that officials of
the Gulf Coast Baseball League will
meet today or tomorrow to consider
dropping Apalachicola from the
league due to the fact that the Oys-
termen refused to play the Saints
here Wednesday and also refuse to
play the Blountstown Buccaneers
next Sunday and Wednesday be-
cause several of their players are
away at the National Guard camp'
in North Carolina.
This refusal to play, according to
league officials, is strictly against
the by-laws of the organization, as
Article 2. Section 4 of the by-laws
states, in part: "The membership
of any club may be terminated .
for failure to present its team at
the time and place agreed upon to
play any game of baseball un-
less caused by unavoidable circum-
League officials point out that
action such as that taken by Ap-
alachicola is detrimental to base-
ball, since many fans, not knowing
a game will not be played, show up
and are disappointed, and in addi-
tion, the gate is lost to the home
team where the game would have
St. Joe will meet Tallahassee at
the local park Sunday in a double-
head-r to make up q rained-out tilt,
and this pionlis-iio be a ring-tailed-
fracas, since Alton Will be hurling-
for the Saints and Tallahassee has,
two excellent pitchers who, in the
last two games with Apalachicola
allowed but one run in the 18 inn-
ings; Apalach won one game 1-0
and lost the second 3-0.
Another double-header with Tal-
lahassee is scheduled for next Wed-
(Continued on page 8)
Local Board Now On
One Day Schedule
Will Be Open At Court House In
Apalachicola Oh Monday's Only
Until Further Notice
In view of the curtailed action re-
quired by the selective service sys-
tem, Local Board No. 9, located at
the court house building in Apa-
lachicola, will be open only each
Monday from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. un-
til further notice. The board has
jurisdiction over Gulf and Franklin
Curtailment of operation of the
board does not waive any require-
ment of the selective service act of
1948, and all young men who be-
come 18 are required to register
within five days of their 18th birth-
day where possible. If by reason of
the fact that the registrant cannot
fulfill this requirement of the act
in view of the curtailed operation
of the board, then he should regis-
ter on the first date that the office
is open after his birthday.
The act requires that every male
reaching his 18th birthday and who
has not reached his 26th must
register, except those who are pres-
ently in the armed services. Every
man discharged from the armed
services is also required to register.
All other requirements of the act
are also still in effect, and regis-
trants should keep their local board
advised of any change in status or
Gov. Warren Calls
for Special Session
To Open Sept. 7th
States After Wakulla Meet
He Wants Assembly To Pro-
vide 'Barebone' Needs
At a conference of legislators
held Saturday at Wakulla Springs,
Governor Fuller Warren announced
that a special session of the legis-
lature would be convened Septem-
ber 7 to provide revenue for the
"barebone" needs of the state.
The conference brought together
33 lawmakers, the governor, Comp-
troller C. M. Gay and Secretary of
State Bob Gray, hopeful of resolv-
ing the dilemma resulting from the
failure of the legislature at the reg-
ular session ending June 3 to make
up the difference between the $240,-
000,000 total of. the 1949-51 general
appropriations act and the $180,-
000,000 of anticipated revenue from
The special session constitution-
ally may last only 20 days, and
members may go outside the boun-
daries of the governor's call only
by a two-thirds vote in both houses.
Warren had indicated he will re-
strict the session's business to rev-
In his statement following the
legislative conference behind closed
doors at the Wakulla Springs lodge,
Warren declared: "The 1949 legis-
lature, by an overwhelming major-
ity in passing tli-: g;renral appropri-
ations-bill,, agi ez the barebou-
sponsibilities to the people of Flor-
ida during the next two years
would be $240,000,000. The legisla-
ture did not match the general
appropriations act with revenue
measures sufficient to foot the en-
tire cost. I therefore give no-
tice to the members of the legisla-
ture and to the public that it is my
present intention to call an extra
session of the legislature for Wed-
nesday, September 7, 1949, so -that
the state government may meet its
responsibilities-as charted by the
legislature in the regular session--
to the people of Florida,"
Freeholders Okeh Bond
Validation Five To One
Of 463 registered freeholders in
the city, 291 turned out Tuesday to
endorse overwhelmingly validation
of the note for $63,165.71 held by
the Coleman & Faulk Construction
Company for street paving.
Of the 291 ballots cast, 239 fa-
vored validation of the note, 48
were against validation, and 4 of
the ballots were spoiled.
III In Texas Hospital
Friends of Mrs. Eva Roche will
learn with regret that she is quite
ill in a hospital at Waco, Texas. We
give her address in, order that her
friends may send cards if they so
desire: Mrs. Eva M. Roche, c/o Hill
Crest Hospital, Waco, Texas.
Herbert Marshal In Hospital
Herbert Marshall of Apalachicola
is a patient at the Port St. Joe Mu-
nicipal Hospital recovering from ef-
fects of an accident he suffered
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Johnson of
Monticello and Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Johnson and daughter Elaine of
Jacksonville are visiting here with
Mr. and M rs. W. F. Jhibson.
Is Planned Here
Would Provide Educational Fadili-
ties for Those Who Have Not
A veterans institute will be Or-
ganized in Port St. Joe within the
next few weeks if plans can be
worked out. This institute will be
a regularly conducted school for
both white and colored veterans
who have not completed high school
work but who desire to continue
Classes would be held at the high
school for white veterans and at
the colored school for colored vet-
erans. Tentative time for classes
would be from 4:30 to 9:30 p. m.,
with an hour off for supper. Class-
work would be conducted from the
third through the twelfth grades,
with qualified instructors in charge.
This would be all classwork, with
no on-the-job training involved.
Full attendance for a married
man would provide payment of up
to $120 per month, with' smaller
payments for single veterans.
All persons interested in this
proposition are urged to attend the
meetings scheduled for next Tues-
day, August 2. The white veterans
will meet at the high school at 10
a. m. and colored veterans at the
colored school at 2 p. in.
Representatives of the county
school system will be present at
Economy Bloc Claims
Majority In ,House
Stormy Session Predicted At Spe-
cial Session Called for Sep-
tember 7 By Governor
The so-called "economy bloc" of
the state legislature is reported to
have developed sufficient strength
to claim a majority of the members
of the house-of representatives and,
if this is the case, a stormy battle
can be expected in the special ses-
sion called for September 7 by Gov-
ernor Warren for the purpose of
raising taxes to provide the $60,-
000,000 additional revenue the ad-
ministration claims is needed for
the 1949-51 biennium.
Key spokesmen for the economy
bloc of the house have been con-
ducting a vigorous campaign among
house members in an effort to
swing them to the economy side in
opposition to those who are scream-
ing for additional tax money, and
they have also been swamping pa-
pers of the state with literature, as
can be witnessed by a look through
The Star's wastebasket.
LIBRARY SEEKS MAGAZINES
FOR CLIPPING OF ARTICLES
Anyone having old magazines
containing articles on gardening,
current events and any good house-
hold helps that may be clipped and
filed for future use by the Port St.
Joe Memorial Library are asked to
call or send them to Mrs. Tom
Mitchell, librarian, phone 73-J.
Invasion From Alabama
The. home of Mr. and Mrs. E. P.
Lapeyrouse was literally overflow-
ing with relatives Tuesday, the fol-
lowing visitors dropping in: Mr.
and Mrs. W. F. Oakley Jr., and chil-
dren, Elaine, Walter III, Donald and
Nancilu, Mr. and Mrs, E. B. Fields,
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Fields and son
F. S. Jr., all of Columbia, Ala., and
E. B. Fields Jr., ahd children, Ed-
ward, Zelda, I ura ard Eleaior, of
Aruba, Dutch ;West In'dies.
BAPTIST CIRCLE 2 CONDUCTS MRS. CO
ROYAL SERVICE PROGRAM MONDA
The Baptist W. M. U. met at the Mrs. F
church Monday afternoon for the Monday
royal service program, which was J. A. M.
in charge of Circle Two. Street.
The meeting was opened with the Guests
singing of the year song, "0 for a screen i
Thousand Tongues," followed with living r
prayer by Mrs. W. J. Daughtry. The chicken
devotional, taken from Lev., John cake and
and Rom., was given by Mrs. E. H. dames R
Vanlandingham. Gladys B
Topic for the program, which was Eula Pri
in charge of Mrs. Dewey Davis, pro- Myrtice
gram chairman, was "Christ the Next i
Answer to Oriental Religion." It held wit
was developed by Mrs. C. G. Cos-
tin, Mrs. T. E. Parker, Mrs. E. R. Return
DuBose, Mrs. J. J. Clements, Mrs. Mr. at
W. I. Cardin and Mrs. Davis. The Mr. and
program closed with prayer by Mrs. bodaux,
DuBose. week's v
A short business session followed ter and
during which President Mrs. J. 0. Mrs. C.
Baggett appointed a nominating
committee composed of Mrs. Du- Girl
Bose, chairman, Mrs. P. B. Fairley, Twelvi
Mrs. W. H. Howell and Mrs. Bert 2, accon
Tall, to select officers for the com- Craig, as
ing year. for a we
The meeting was closed with Inky, ne;
prayer by Mrs. Duffy Lewis. turn ton
.4- trip are
WHITE CITY NEWS Ramsey,
By. MRS. GEORGE HARPER Blount,
40 Sue Smi
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Hatcher have Ann Sy
as their guest this week their
granddaughter, Miss Opal Hatcher, Sh
a student nurse at City Hospital Mr. an
in Columbus, Ga.
Mrs. E. L. Antley left Sunday for ln C. Hi
Lake City, where,: she will-visit her Charllest(
husband who is a patient in the Hill of V
Mrs. Carl Holsenback anl chil- Gu
dren of White City and Mrs.'James Mr. an
Lindsay and mother of Sumatra their gue
are visiting in Mobile this week. and Mrs.
Mrs. Charles Sellei-s and sons, Oklahom
Billy and Jerry, left Saturday for
their home in Red Level, Ala., af- Visi
ter a two weeks' visit here with Mrs. G
their 'brother and uncle and fam- last wee
ilies, Mr. and Mrs. James Harper two weel
and Mr. and Mrs. George Harper. husband,
Misses Ouida Dean and Dorothy
Sealey are attending girls' camp
at Timpoochee this week. Miss
Mr. and Mrs. U. M. Gunn of Ap- day of la
alachicola visited this week with or an e>
the latter's brother and family, Mr. and Mrs.
and Mrs. George Harper.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Brandon
and children, Delores and David, of
Pensacola, are visiting this week GO--
with Mr. and Mrs. Carter Ward.
Mrs. Ella Stebel and son Bobby TRAI
returned home this week from Pan-
ama City, where they were guests TH
for several weeks of Mr. and Mrs. TO AL
J. P. Smith.
Ronnie Dean is attending Boy Throu
Scout camp near Carrabelle this T
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Gas- MOB
'kin of Blountstown extend to them
a -hearty welcome as permanent
residents of White City. WITH
Mr. and Mrs. John Sealey and NORTH
son are now residing in Orange,
Texas, where John has resumed
his duties with the merchant ma-
Dr. Charles Reicherter
EYES EXAMINED -GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
THE STAR, PORT ST.jJOE,-GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Y TO J.A. M.CLUB
'lorrie Connell was hostess
night to members of the
Club at her home on Third
were entertained on the
porch, then invited to the
room, where a delicious
salad plate with pineapple
d punch was served to Mes-
Ruby Pridgeon, Lola Costin,
Boyer, Marguerite Pridgeon,
dgeon, Elaine Pridgeon and
meeting of the club will be
h Mrs. Lola Costin.
n Home After Visit Here
id Mrs. Allen Knight and
Mrs. Benny Knight of Thi-
La., left Monday after a
isit here with their daugh-
sister and family, Mr. and
Scouts Attending Camp
e Girl Scouts of Troop No.
ipanied by Mrs. Dorothy
assistant leader, left Sunday
ek's camping trip at Camp
ar Pensacola. They will re-
morrow afternoon. On the
Dolores Chism, Ruth Lynn
Annette Ward, Marietta
Bobby Ward, Sonjia Anne
Madeline McFarland, Cora
th, Martha Costin, Barbara
kes, Carol Brigman, and
hufords Have Guests
d Mrs. S. B. Shuford have
guests Mr. 'and Mrs. Frank-
11 and daughter Brenda of
on, S. C.,. and Mrs'. Charles
Vest Point, Ga.
ests From Oklahoma
d Mrs. G. R. Mize have as
ests Mrs. Blanche Farley
Bess Wilbur of Crescent,
ting In St. Augustine
ordon Thomas and son left
k for St. Augustine for a
ks' visit with her sister and
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Dancey.
Judy Greer Is Here
Judy Greer arrived Thurs-
,st week from Cusetta, Ga.,
extended visit here with Mr.
s to adverutse-try it!
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h Buses No Change
H CONNECTIONS TO
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LLE, N. C. -.. 10.45 18.85
RLEANS, LA. 7.00 12.60
FLA. ---..- 10.90 19.65
ORK, N. Y..--- 19.95 35.95
0, ILL...------. 18.15 32.70
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LEATHER HALF SO
Men's Best Grade- -
Men's Second Grade-
Ladies' Half Sole -
Children's Half Sole
RUBBER HALF SO
Men's Best Grade --- ,
Ladies' Best Grade -
Children's Best Grade
Ladies' and Children-. 50c
LADIES' TOP LIFT RUBBER
High heels -- 35c
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Our New Location.
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BAY VIEW CHURCH
(Continued from page 1)
The fourth quarterly conference
of the Port St. Joe Charge will be
held at the church following the
"All officials of the quarterly con-
ference are urged to attend," said
Rev. Tubb. "We extend a cordial
invitation to all. This is the closing
Personals Clubs Churches.
MYRTICE. O. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
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PORT ST. JOE,. FLORIDA
AND SUNDAY SERVICES
Rev. Samuel J. Allen, Pastor
Sunday morning's sermon subject
will be "Lead Us Not Into Tempta-
tion, But Deliver Us From Evil."
An acknowledgement of God's prov-
idence; an acknowledgement of the
power of satan, the world and the
flesh; an acknowledgement of our
inability in ourselves to resist and
overcome temptation; a prayer for
necessary grace to resist and over-
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
6:55 p. m.-B. T. U.
8:00 p. m.-Evening service.
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
Seventh Sunday after Trinity
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
9:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer and
7:30 p. m,-Evening prayer and
sermon at Beacon Hill.
Monday-Planning meeting for
Sunday school teachers in parish
house at 2 p. m.
Wednesday Choir rehearsal at
8 p.m. i
Thursday--Vestry meeting in the
parish house at 8 p. m.
THE PRESBYTERIAN HOUR
"The Genius of the Protestant
Church" will be the subject of the
speaker, Dr. Janles I. McCord of
Austin, Texas, over the Presbyter-
ian Hour next.Sunday, July 31. You
are invited to tune in at 8:30 a. m.
over station WTAL for this half
hour of worship and inspiration.
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.
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.
Young people from 14 to 18 are
invited to the meeting of the Pres-
byterian Youth Fellowship tonight
at 8 o'clock at the church. A devo-
tional service will be held, followed
by recreation and refreshments.
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CARTOON and SERIAL
SUNDAY, JULY 31
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and SCIENCE SHORT
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1949
conference of this church year, and
all reports should be in so that we
may be ready to make a full report
to the annual conference, which
meets August 22 at Huntingdon
College, Montgomery, Ala."
Spend Week-end In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Johnson spent
the week-end in Cairo, Ga., visiting
with Mr. and Mrs. Theo Bonner.
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CARTOON and NEWS
--- Plus ---
FIRST CHAPTER OF THE NEW
SUPER SERIAL .
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
August 4 and 5
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CARTOON and NEWS
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CARTOON and NEWS
SATURDAY, JULY 30
2 BAR G 4IN 2
BARGAIN FEATURE NO. I
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SEAFOOD DINNERS Served from 6 p. m. to 9 p. m.
SANDWICHES Served from 10 a. m. to 11 p. m.
BEER -- WINE
- e- -- .- $ e-g .- 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.
LAST TIMES FRIDAY MONDAY and TUESDAY
Augus 1 and 2
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
BARGAIN FEATURE NO. 2
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Registration At 18
Under Selective Service
Act Is Compulsory
State Director Believes Everybody
Does Not Thoroughly Under-
Calling attention to the fact that
failure to register is a violation of
law and makes the delinquent li-
able to penalty, General Vivian Col-
lins, Florida state director of se-
lective service, has outlined regis-
tration requirements under the se-
lective service act of 1948, which
he said he believed were not thor-
oughly understood by all of the gen-
"The obligation to register," Col-
lins said, "is a continuing obliga-
tion: and must be fulfilled regard-
less of whether men are being in-
ducted into the armel forces under
the selective service act. The obli-
gation to register is imposed by the
act on every male, citizen or resi-
dent, in the United States between
the ages of 18 and 26, with only the
general exception of members of
the armed forces on active duty
and certain aliens."
The young man who becomes 18
ts required to register at a local
board office within five days of'the
date of his 18th birthday, but if he
happens to be away from home he
need not return-he may register
at the nearest local board and the
record will be sent to his home
board. After he registers, it is man-
datory that a- registrant keep his
.local board informed of any change
in his address or change in status.
This applies after he becomes 26
as well as before.
Concerning the man who did not
register during the designated reg-
istration days, August 30 to Sep-
tember 18, 1948, because he was
then" on active duty in.'the armed
forces, General Collins explained
that he is required to register with-
in 30 days of the time he was sep-
arated, from ir.h armed forces
Maximum rperalt:, for Violation
of any of the provisions of the se-
lective service act is five years in'
prison or a fine of $10,000, or both.
-ROTES 1SEE MOVIES OF
MOOSE ORPHANS' HOME
At the regular meeting of the
Rotary Club held Thursday of last
week at Hotel St..Joe with Presi-
dent Henry Campbell presiding,
Paul Fensom gave a resume of the
Rotary governors assembly which
was held July 17 in Gainesville.
Program Chairman Lee Graham
introduced Coach Marion Craig,
who screened a film on the activi-
- ties and program of "Mooseheart,"
'the home for Moose orphans.
Guests were Lavert Bynum and
Lane Enzor of Troy, Ala., and Glen
Giddens of Jacksonville. Visitors
were Charles Conter, new band di-
rector, a guest of Floyd Hunt, and
Bob Becker of New Orleans, guest
of B. B. Conklin.
GULF COUNTY IS STILL
BEHIND QUOTA IN DRIVE
With an assigned quota of $16.000
in the U. S. Savings Bond Oppor-
tunity Drive, Gulf county up to last
week had marked up sales of $9,129
or 57.1% of its quota.
Final report on the drive will be
available August 1, which will in-
clude sales up to July 18.
After the nation's coal, oil and
other natural resources are ex-
hausted, scientists will still 'be able
to make substitute fuels and lubri-
cants from trees.
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!'
Whatl GOES INTO A
IHB ingredients your doctor
T orders, of course; but also
then goes the scientific knowl-
edg end skill of experience-of
r expert pharmacists. That's
way yo aay bring prescriptions
elm 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
Get our special
on U. S. Royals.
* Softer cushion-
ing that absorbs
every road shock
* Easier steering
* Cooler running,
BOYLES SMASHES PRICES AGAIN!!
THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS SUMMER MERCHANDISE!!
Friday and Saturday Features
Wise Shoppers Flock To Boyles Special Sales. Values Getting Hotter!!
We're Saying Farewell To Hundreds and Hundreds Pairs
For Misses and Women, Boys and Girls, Babies, Too! STOP! LOOK! LISTEN!
$1.00 $2.00, $3.00
Entire Summer Stock Included. Values up to $9.95. All salesfinal, No
Exchanges No refunds!
We're Sweeping the Decks Clear For Fall. It's Just Around the Corner!
Goodbye Dear Old Swim Suits and Sportswear for Misses and Women!
$3.95 SWIM SUITS -Selling Out at $2.00
$5.95 SWIM SUITS --- -----Selling Out at $3.00
$8.95 SWIM SUITS ----Selling Out at $4.00
$10.95 SWIM SUITS----- Selling Out at $5.00
1 Group SHORTS, SKIRTS and SLACKS--------33 1-3% Off!
HERE WE CUT DEEP WITH A SHARP PRICE KNIFE !
.YOU'LL WEAR MONTHS AND MONTHS! THREE GROUPS
Values up to $14.95. Crazy Prices .Boyles slightly off the beam! They'll
skip right out at these prices!
You'd never know they're slight
VALUES UP TO $7.95
All one price. .' We're
FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
SIZE 0 TO 10
Single or double thickness!
The Price Breaks for Men!
Genuine Rand and Rand-
craft Cool Ventilated
VALUES UP TO $10.50
Shoes you can wear 12 months
in the year!
Published Weekly By
Port St. Joe, Florida
"Tips From Aeross Our
; Counter To Wiseo
Friday, July 29, 1949
DEAR SHOPPERS-No need for us to say more this week ..
Prices on Summer Merchandise tell a glad story for you a
sad story for us! (Ed Note: Tears censored, as well as other
blarney; we need the space.) You'll find scores and scores of
money-saving bargains not mentioned in this space .... So, come
with your friends and neighbors to Boyles, th.e store that brought
lower prices to Gulf County!
Yours Selling Out Summer Merchandise,
R. GLENN BOYLES.
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FRIDAY, JULY 29, -1949
THE PTAp, 1!,Q 7"..$T- JOE, GULF 60,WtTY FO.A
PAGE FOUR THE STAR,~ PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1949
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, Pressminan, Floor Man,
Reporter, Columnist, Janitor and 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 .
ON YEAR $2.00 SIX MONTHS $1.00
THREE MONTHS $127.15
-.. TELEPHONE 51 )>-
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 Right or Wrong
DEATH AND TAXES
All the livelong day: Henry Suburban reaches
out at 7 a. im. of a bright May morning to turn
off the alarm clock (price $5, tax $1). Accom-
panied by the warbling of birds, he climbs
wearily out of bed (price $195, annual personal
property tax 75c), walks across the floor of his
$8000 house (annual general property tax $240)
and switches on the electricity (33c tax on his
$10 monthly bill) which lights the bulb (price
20c, tax Ic).
To music from a bedroom radio (price $30,
tax $3), Henry shaves with his electric (see
above) razor. As a radio newscaster reports that
Henry's state is preparing to increase income
taxes and impose a general sales tax on every-
thing anyone buys, Henry slaps across his jowls
a handful of bay rum (price $1.30, tax 21c).
He dresses quickly, hurriedly fastening cuff
links (price $3.50, tax 70c) and tie clasp (price
$1.50, tax 30c), puts on his Swiss wristwatch
(price $60, tax $12), and rushes downstairs.
Tucked under one arm is a leather briefcase
(price $18, tax $3.60) which carries papers from
his real estate office, including one deed (prop-
erty valued at $3000, stamp tax $3.30).
In the kitchen, he's just in time to snatch two
slices of toast from the electric toaster (price
$16, tax $3.20), lift his coffee from the gas stove
(price $190, tax $19) and grab a glass of fruit
juice from the refrigerator (price 300, tax $30).
A glance out of the window shows it's rain-
ing, so he calls to his wife (marriage license $2)
to telephone (monthly bill $12, tax $2.05) for a
taxi. Tob many other people want taxis on a wet
morning, so Henry gets out his own car (price
$1800, tax $105) and drives (operator's license
$1) to the railroad station.
Henry relaxes at the station with a cigaret
(price per pack 8c, federal tax 7c), lit by a
match (tax 52,c per 1000). Aboard the train,
Henry gives the conductor his ticket (price 85c,
tax 13c) and settles down to a hand of bridge
with three cronies, using, of course, a deck of
cards (price 40c, tax 13c).
In the city on his way to the office, Henry
stopsto buy a roll,'of camera film (price 20c, tax
5c) that he promised his son (birth registration
$1) and the lipstick (price $1, tax 20c) he prom-
ised his wife. Because there are friends coming
to his house in the evening, he buys a bottle of
whiskey (price $2.30, tax $2.60).
Arriving eventually at the office, Henry sighs
(no tax!) and settles to a day's work (annual in-
come $5000, federal and state income tax $510).
If he works for the rest of his life he will be able
to provide the government with a handsome
slice of inheritance tax. And if he dies in a state
that is fiscally tolerant, he can take comfort in
the thought that his casket-pro-
vided it costs less than $100-will
be exempt from: any sales tax.-
Waynesboro (Ga.) True Citizen.
Every once in a while a man has
the rare good fortune to meet with
: WE NOW HAVE DRAFT BEER
: ST. JOE BAR
PHONE 114 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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0Copyrighted Material _
Available from Commercial News Providers"
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Death Takes Dr. A. W. Jones
Dr. Adolphus W. Jones, long-time
-resident of Port St. Joe, passed
away Saturday after several hours'
,of suffering from acute indigestion.
Funeral services were held Monday
at the Presbyterian Church, with,
1Rev. H. F. Beaty officiating. Inter-
ment was in Magnolia Cemetery at
Apalachicola. Dr. Jones came to
this city in 1908 and practiced den-
tistry in Gulf, Liberty and Franklin
Widening of Fifth Street To Start
Preliminary work on the widen-
ing of Fifth Street was started this
week by the Cleary Bros. Construc-
tion Company of West Palm Beach,
successful bidders on the job. The
new road will be 90 feet from curb
to curb, with a 30-foot parkway in
.the middle and 30-foot traffic lanes
(on either side.
Firemen Enjoy Steak Dinner
Members of the volunteer fire de-
partment gathered Monday night at
Mrs. A. D. Lawson's cafe to partake
of a delicious steak dinner. Present
were Chief Troy Jones, Sammy Da-
vis, Willard Lee, Byron Eells, Gus
Creech, Wilbur Wells, Miles Hurl-
but, Murray Wilson, Mercer Tread-
-well and Welton Roche.
Mr. and Mrs. Garland Wright an-
nounce the arrival of a son at a
Panama City hospital on July 24.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Chittenden (nee
Miss Velma Enfinger) announce the
birth of a son on July 21 at a Do-
than, Ala., hospital.
We quote the following prices
from ads in The Star of July 28,
1939: White Ring Flour, 24 lbs. 95c;
Oil Sausage, 3 lb. can 50c; Water
Ground Meal, 6 lbs. 15c; Canned
Cream, 3 lg- cans 20c; Tomatoes,
2 No. 2 cans 25c; Salad Dressing,
quart jar 25c; Spaghetti, 3 boxes
10c; Corn Flakes, 3 pks. 25c; Pea-
nut Butter, quart jar 23c; Salmon,
2 tall cans 25c; Tomato Juice, 50
oz. can 23c; Sliced Pineapple, No.
21/ can 20c; Hens, dressed and
drawn, 28c lb.
Own a Chevrolet Advance-Design truck and
you'll own the biggest money-saver of them all! Reason?
You get triple economy! Yes, Chevrolet trucks have lower operating
and upk ep costs and the lowest list prices. See us and see how much you savel
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
Port St. Joe, Fla.
'rHE STARr PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
-FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1949
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pots, and pans
--with the flick
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& SUPPLY COMPANY
Phone 2 Port St. Joe, Fla.
Every truck operator knows the
portance of reliable track access<
The four International-Approved
shown here are double-checked b
international Engineers to assure
quality, dependability and utility.
same is true of every item in our
plete stocks of International-Appi
truck parts and accessories. So coi
us for the equipment it takes for :
way security and efficient truck a
Sales Tax Is Favored
By Many Legislators
Considered Best Bet as Revenue-
Raiser If Any New Taxes
Are To Be Levied
Reports from around the state in-
dicate that a sales tax boom is on
among liberal minded legislators.
While it is not certain yet whether
or not the special session of the
legislature will pass any new taxes,
it seems a pretty good bet ,that if
they do it will be a sales tax of two
or three percent.
It is generally agreed among pro-
ponents of this tax that some neces-
sities will have to be exempted to
meet Governor Warren's approval,
but legislators generally feel that
these exemptions should be kept to
a minimum. Warren has vowed to'
veto a sales tax, but has indicated
that he would sign such a bill if it
exempted the necessities of life
such as food, clothing and medi-
Students Pay Visit
By PEGGY ELISE PHILYAW
Fifty-five of those participating
in the school's summer recreation
program left Wednesday of last
week for a visit to the Sanketorium
at Panama City. There the group
saw 1,763 live snakes. They also
saw alligators, deer, bears, ducks,
monkeys, a small bobcat, and a
On the way home they stopped
at a Panama bakery where every-
one bought buns, cup cakes and
coffee rolls to stay the pangs of
The group left the schoolhouse at
8:30 a. m. and returned'at 1 p. m..
and all enjoyed it very much.
The problem before the nation
today is how to spend money with-
out limit and Without taxation.
An Open Letter
TO THE TAXPAYERS OF
Dear Gulf County Tax Payer:
DO YOU WANT TO PAY MORE TAXES?
Did you think that when the paper mill went on the tax roll that your taxes
would be reduced? If you thought so you were mistaken. The proposed County bud-
get, not including schools, increases the millage from 10.5 to 17.6. Do you realize
that this means an increase in millage of 66-2/3% and do you realize that this will
increase your tax bill accordingly?
Do you realize that this increase is being made in spite of the fact that the pa-
per mill went on the tax roll at a valuation of $2,284,135? Do you know the pa-
per mill going on the tax roll practically doubled the taxable valuation of Gulf
County, as the previous figure was only $2,934,082?
Do you know that the proposed County budget for 1949-50 carries an increase
of $50,000 over the 1948-49 budget?
Do you think this increased expenditure of $50,000 is justified under present
Are you satisfied to have your taxes increased as outlined above, or do you
want to do something about it?
The County Commissioners meet at 10:00 A. M. Eastern Standard Times, Tues-
day, August 2, for the purpose of finally adopting the budget.
If you don't want to pay increased taxes will you be at this meeting to pro-
test this increased budget?
Below you will find a comparison between the 1948-49 budget and the pro-
posed 1949-50 budget:
From Racing Commission
Fines and Costs .--
Beverage Licenses -----
Railroad and Telephones
Intangible Tax ---
Tax Insurance Agents
... 1949-50 ;(
-' Vapori zing liqu
tr fire. Especal
prepcired to extinguish
oil, gasoline, electrical
,and paint fires. One
quart and one and ne For passenger cars, trucks, buses
ar ||u Aand shop service. Rugged, de."
/ Ipendable, hydraulic lifting
power to meet all oca&
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
MONUMENT AVENUE PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
County Service Officer
Fire Control --- ----------
St. Joe Hospital
Agriculture and Livestock
Mothers' Pension Fund ..----
Health Unit .- -- --
Court House and Jail Building
Road and Bridge Fund
Fine and Forfeiture Fund
Court House and Jail I. and S. Fund
Canal Bond Fund ------------
General Revenue Fund -------
Reserves ... ..... ...
---------- -- ----------
This is YOUR County. This is YOUR tax money the County Commissioners are
spending. Will you join with the other members of the Gulf County Tax Payers'
League and attend the County Commissioners' meeting at the Courthouse at 10:00
A. M. Tuesday, August 2, to protest against increased taxes?
Yours very truly,
GULF COUNTY TAX PAYERS' LEAGUE
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOt, GULFr COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY JULY 29 1949
PAE I TESTRPRTS. O, UL OUT. LRIA RDAJUY29 T4~ er'
Few Women Showing
Interest In Jury Duty
Must Signify Intention and Willing-
ness for Job By Register-
ing With Clerk
Florida women are now eligible
for jury duty, but very few have
shown an interest so far. The 1949
legislature gave women the right
to serve only if they so signified
their intention and willingness by
registering their names with the
Dade county holds the lead at
present among counties which re-
port they are accepting registra-
tions, with nearly 200 women hav-
ing signed up for duty there.
The law doesn't go into effect un-
til next Monday, August 1, and it
is possible that women will begin
to take more of an interest then.
To be eligible to serve, women
must be over 21, without criminal
records, and legal residents of Flor-
ida and their respective counties.
Got To Keep Up With the News
A. M. Jones writes us from Salt
Lake City, Utah: "Even though my
business has moved us to Utah, we
find that we still wish to know of
the going-ons in dear ol' St. Joe.
Therefore we want The Star sent
to our new address."
More than half of the American
states have cities or towns named
Madison. There are 27 of them, in-
cluding two in Alabama; located in
different counties. Adams is next,
with 26 states, according to the Rail-
way Express agency.
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that I, Byrd E.
Parker, Sheriff of Gulf County, Florida, by
virtue of a writ of. execution issued out of
the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit, Gulf County,.Florida, on the 21st
day of July, 1949, in that certain cause
wherein Mabel W. Hurlbut was plaintiff and
Emma Jeanette Jones was defendant, have
in my possession the following described per-
sonal prnper- to-wit
1 4- .r..r. action fan, 1 ceiling fan, i
stand fan, 1 12-foot counter, S stools,
10 tables, 56 chairs, I six-hole steam
table, 1 coffee urn, 1 National cash
register, 1 cigarette showcase, 2 glass
pie cases, 1 eight-foot dish-up counter,
1 coca-cola box, 1 nine-foot drink box,
1 16-foot back-bar, 8 round glass mir-
rors, 1 six-door electric refrigerator, 1
small ice box, 1 electric drink mixer,
1 three-compartment shelf table, 1 60-
gal. automatic gas hot water heater, 2
heavy work tables, 2 double sinks, 2 toi-
lets, 2 lavatorys. Also all cooking uten-
sils, pots, pans, dishes, knives, forks
and any and all stock, fixtures, furni-
ture and equipment located in and
about the "Frances Grill" at 308 Reid
Avenue in the City of Port St. Joe,
as the property of the said Emma Jeanette
Jones, defendant, on the 1st day of August,
A D. 1949, between the hours of eleven
o'clock forenoon and two o'clock in the af-
ternoon, on the said day at the "Franoes
Grill" located at 308 Reid Avenue, in Port
St. Joe, Gulf County, Florda, I shall offer
for sale to the highest bidder for cash in
lind the above-described personal property
as the property of the said Emma Jeanette
Dated at Wewahitchka, Florida, this 21st
day of July, 1949.
7-22 BYRD E. PARKER.
29 Sheriff of Gulf County, Florida.
CALL FOR BIDS
For Junior-Senior High School and Washing-
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. Joe Junior-Senior High School and
the Washington 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.
Allwork shall be done in accordance with
the plans and specifications and contract
documents relative thereto prepared by Rey-
nolds, Smith and Hills, Architects and En-
gineers, 227 Park Street, Jacksonville, Flor-
ida. Documents may be examined irn the said
office of the County Superintendent and sets
of documents may be obtained by any inter-
ested party by making a payment of $ .50
per sheet for the plans to cover the cost of
Silueprinting; the total cpst of full sets of
the Was1ington School being $3.00, 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 cheek or bidl bond
properly executed, in a sum not less than 5
per cent of the base bid p.uyable to the Gulf
County Board of Public Iir tntction must ac-
company, each proposal as a guarantee tlat
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 cn't of
the contract. TIre 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.
GUjlF COUNTY BOARD OF
By Those, Meriwether,
7-1 7-29 Chairman.
PERSONAL AND ASIDE Hospital Head Attends
TO HON. J. H. RIGGS -
Something about The Star appar-
ently has been worrying J. H. Riggs
of Jacksonville, former head of the
Florida Bank at Port St. Joe.
This week we received a copy of
our editorial masthead torn from
last week's issue, with the "Three
Months $127.15" ringed with a red
pencil and a notation: "How long
before you will catch this?"
Well, Mr. Riggs, you aren't the
only reader who has read and won-
dered about that $127.15, and at
various times we have patiently ex-
plained about it..
Main reason for the three-month
rate is pure- downright laziness. We
don't take a subscription for less
than six months because by the
time we make out two file cards,
write a receipt, mail out a couple
of notices at the end of the three-
month period and then mark up the
cards again, at the same time writ-
ing another receipt, we're just
Local power systems financed by
REA added between 475,000 and
495,000 new consumers during 1948.
This is by far the largest total ever
connected in any one year by REA
blue Cross nlan Meeting
Mrs. Olive Johnson, superinten-
dent of the Port St. Joe Municipal
Hospital, Thursday of last week at-
tended a dinner in Jacksonville in
commemoration of the fifth anni-
versary of the Florida Blue Cross
Plan. Approximately 350 persons
representing hospitals and the med-
ical profession from all parts of
the state were in attendance.
The Port St. Joe hospital is one
of the 99 hospitals in Florida par-
ticipating in the non-profit Blue
Cross plan to render services to
Blue Cross members.
The Florida Blue Cross plan was
organized 'in July 1944, and today
there are over 200,000 members en-
rolled. Since the organization of
the Florida plan, through June 30,
1949, $2,772,665.53 was paid to hos-
pitals for the, care of Blue Cross
members. Of this amount, $1,348,-
851.73 was paid during the past 12
Since clothes that freeze on lines
receive more wear and tear from
flapping in ,the wind than soft
clothes, it is better to dry clothes
indoors on freezing windy days.
Bestest Telephone Number
In calling Durel Brigman the
other day we discovered that he
has one of the easiest-to-remember
telephone numbers in Port St. Joe
Bream Is A Sunfish
Though the Florida "cracker"
fisherman probably has never heard
the term, the bream of Florida is
the same as the common sunfish of
Electrical Contracting and Repairing
Estimates Cheerully Given
ST. JOE ELECTRIC SHOP
PHONE 377 COSTIN BUILDING
FOR AUTOMOBILE, LIABILITY
Phone 101 208 Sixth Street
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FrIDDAY., JU LY.~29, T949,1
THE STAR, PO.RT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
......Y. ULY. 29. 1
and Sport Fishing
Seeks To Discover If Com-
mercial Fishing Beneficial
To Sport Fishing
Additional investigation is neces-
sary to determine how much com-
mercial fishing can be allowed with-
out hurting Florida's famed fresh
water sport fishing, John Dequine,
the state game and fresh water fish
commission's chief fisheries biolo-
gist, discloses in a 32-page report
received by The Star.
The report states further investi-
gation will be necessary to discover
if commercial fishing is beneficial
in any way to sport fishing. The re-
port is the result of a current sur-
vey designed to determine the ef-
fect of commercial fishing on game
fish populations in the St. Johns
River and Lake Okeechobee.
Commercial methods of taking
fresh water non-game species have
little harmful effect on game fish
populations under given conditions,
the study revealed. It also said it
is economically possible to conduct
commercial fishing operations un-
der these "given conditions."
However, the report concluded,
continuous study will be necessary
to manage the fisheries on a sus-
tained yield basis, and more effici-
ent law enforcement is necessary
to successfully regulate them.
The game agency accepted the
offer of four commercial fishing op-
erators on the St. Johns to pay the
salaries of four commission biolo-
gists in order to keep the survey go-
ing at full scale for another year.
Seven crews were participating in
'the study on the St. Johns, but this
year's curtailed .budget provided
for only three.
Both Lake Okeechobee and the
St. Johns were clos '-to netting in
1946 by commission order. Com-
mercial fishermen fought the meas-
ure through to the supreme court
several times, but lost each time.
The scientific, survey was started
over a year ago.
Be careful! Woods fires destroy
lives, homes, crops and timber.
Bucs Lower Boom On
Cousins From St Joe
Blountstown Paper Says Game Irn
That City Was "As Dreary Base-
ball As One Ever Sees"
(Ed Note: The following story
peared in last week's issue of
the Blountstown Record. Since
we can gather no information on
the game here, we reprint it.)
St. Joe's once mighty Saints had
just cause to lose their religion last
Wednesday night as they tried
vainly to solve the offerings of Bill
Cromartie, ace Buc righthanger, for
nine innings of as dreary baseball
as one ever sees.
The Saints could not be blamed
for their failure to hit Cromartie.
Few are the teams which accom-
plish that. The Blountstown fans,
however, found it hard to under-
stand why the former scourges of
the Gulf Coast League made no ef-
fort to make the affair a contest.
From the start they appeared per-
fectly willing just to go through
their paces. Specific example: They
allowed their starting pitcher to
remain in the box, although the
Bucs pounded him almost at will.
Even in the days when the Bucs
were cousins to most of the teams
in the league-and that has not
been long-they always gave a big
try. As a result, they satisfied fans
around the circuit.
Now, it may well be that the
Saints did put up a battle for the
game, for they did score two runs
in the ninth. Big Leonard Belin did
hit a tremendous fly to left field,
which, had it been pulled a little
more, would have gone over the
fence. And Cromartie is a whale of
Anyway, aside from Cromartie's
pitching it was a dreary ball game.
But for an unfortunate error at
shortstop, Cromartie would have
had a shutout.
Water in Hens
About 55 per cent of the hen's
body weight is water. In the egg,
about 86 per cent of the white and
49 per cent of the yolk are water.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Arberry of
Atlanta, Ga., were recent guests of
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. McClellan.
Plant an ash tray in your car and
save a tree in the forest.
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St. Joe Hardware
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
J nl N u.'.. sa.sDe. -TS
nul ann vn'UTB'glARI MOTOR$ I
f We're out to win still more-.new friends for
Hudson, and the sky's the limit on trade-ins
S -now while we, as Hudson dealers, celebrate
-/ Hudson's 40th anniversary and the re-
sounding success of an amazing new kind of
1 ) For the New Hudson is riding a' rising tide of
popularity. Official figures prove it! Hudson
sales so far this year: up 33.7% over the same
) period last year. And thousands are switching
to Hudson: of the first 200,000 New Hudsons
bought, 100,202-over half-went to men
and women who traded in other-make cars,
from the lowest to the highest priced, to own
a New Hudson! -
No wonder we're jubilant! No wonder we're
going 'all out to make it 'easier than ever for
you to own a beautiful New Hudson-by
HERE'S WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY
offering the longest trades the best deals
in our history!
Come in and help us celebrate. Enjoy a thrill-
ing Revelation Ride in the New Hudson and
see for yourself why this amazing new kind
of automobile-with exclusive "step-down"
design-is establishing an entirely new meas-
ure of motor-car value!
America's 4-MOST Car --Prove it yourself
with a Revelation Ride! 1. MOST Beauti-
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ONLY CAR WITH THE SSTP
YOUR REVELATION RIDESIN
YOUR REVELATION RIDE
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
OUR CELEBRATION OFHUDSON'S 40thANNIVERSARYEAR
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
T Ta In Clo three hits in winning his fifth game
Two Teams n Clos without a defeat. Highland View
Race for Junior Base found Lefty Freeman's offerings to
their liking and drove him from the
BallLeague Flaa box in the fifth. Waring Murdock
-- relieved him and quelled the upris-
ing, but the damage was done. D.
Looks Like Toss-Up Between High- Parker, T. Rhames and B. Smith
land View and St. Joe; One led the Highlanders at the plate
Game To Decde issue with two safeties each, and Mur-
dock had two hits for St. Joe.
The Junior Baseball League St. Joe showed a complete re-
moved towards its close this week S.s n foe i e ac er
with all teams getting into action with Mudock hurling a no-hit game
after a week's inactivity due to in- in winnMg 9-1. He fanned 13 of the
clement weather. The layoff hurt 15 men to face him in the five-inn-
control of the young pitchers, as ing nightcap. He also stroked a tre-
well as timing of the players, both mendous triple to right center to
afield and at bat. drive in three runs.
Highland View and St. Joe split
a double-header in battling for firstrove won their first gale
place. The Viewers took the opener of the asonbydefeatin Ken-
9-8, and St. Joe won the nightcap ney's Mill 25-9. It was a loosely-
9-1. This split gave Highland View played contest with numerous er-
possession of first place with its rors by both teams. Paulk, Fussel
schedule complete. However, St. and Wilder pitched for Oak Grove,
Joe has one game with Oak Grove with Hudson catching. Smith and
to be played, and should they win Beck were the Kenney battery.
this game, a tie for first place will Standings:. W L Pet.
result, which would necessitate a Highland View ..........------ 5 1 .833
tilt between St. Joe and Highland St. Joe 4 1 .800
View to determine the flag winner. Oak Grove ------------ 1 4 .200
If the Grove wins from the Saints, Kenney's Mill ..---------1 5 .167
the pennant goes to the Viewers.
J. C. McArdle limited St. Joe to It pays to advertise-try it!
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOEr, GULV-' COUNTY, FLORIDA*
FRIDAYV JULY 29i 1949
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF CG.OULTY, FLORIDA
Hen Survives 12-Day Jaunt In Sealed Box Car
, 0. -_
H|'- we have Tony Alef of Green Bay, Wis., holding a chicken which
he found in a sealed box car of paper shipped to the Green Bay Box
Company by the St. Joe Paper Company. Tony, who supervises un-
loading of cars for the box company, wrote Harry Saunders, produc-
tion manager for the paper company, that when he found the chicken
it had been in the car for 12 days. "Little Brownie is doing fine," he
wrote, "she is well after the long ride and sure enjoys her new home
at Wisconsin Vacation Land. The past two weeks she has been on
the production line. I don't believe she would care to return to her
(Continued from p1%ge 1)
Ilesday at the local park, when the
teams will make up the game that
was postponed due to the death of
These four games will have a de-
cided effect on whether or not Port
St. Joe gets into the Shaughnessy
playoff, so fans are urged to come
out and root for the Saints, as a
large, enthusiastic crowd is a de-
cided morale-booster for theplayers.
The white oak is Florida's most
important commercial oak tree.
Visitors From Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. N. L. McCollum
have as their guests this week Mr.
and Mrs. T. M. McCollum of Cuth-
Vacationing In Fort Myers
Mrs. H:. W. Griffin and son Fred-
die are in Fort Myers for a two
weeks' vacation with Mrs. G. W.
Miss Peggy AllenMof New -Orleans
is here for a visit with her mother
and husband, Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
(Continued from page 1)
light with the apprehension in
Montgomery, Ala., Saturday of J.
C. Evans of this city and Bob Hol-
lingsworth of Pennsylvania, who
were brought back here by Sheriff
Parker and Chief Griffin on charges
of breaking and entering. They are
being held in jail at Wewahitchka
and their case will be heard at the
coming term of circuit court.
The officers are still working on
a series of burglaries occurring the
first of the month in which Creech
Bros. Laundry, Miller's Standard
Station, the Gulf Hardware ware-
house and the bus station were all
entered in one night by some enter-
Home From Visit In Marianna
Tommy Braxton returned home
Monday night from Marianna where
he. visited with relatives over the
Visitors From Taliahassee
Mrs. Geoorge C. Russ and daugh-
ter Kay of Tallahassee are guests
this week of Mr. and Mrs. G. F.
In than On :Business
Mrs. John Robert Smith and Mrs.
C. R. Garraway were in Dothan,
Ala., yesterday on business.
Spends Week-end in Alabama
Mrs. W. S. Quarles spent last
week-end in Tuscaloosa, Ala., visit-
ing with relatives.
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
We recommend fire Insurance because its easy to start a fire
COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
24-HOUR AMBULANCE SERVICE
601 Long Avenue
Phone 326 Day or Night
A S xF t., SURER* REFRIGfRATIOj
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made possible by New. Exclusive Automatic
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
RATES-Y1% cents per word for one inser-
tion (count initials and figures as single
words); minimum charge 30 cents. Addi-
tional insertions of same ad take lower
rate. To eliminate bookkeeping, all ads
must be paid for at time of first insertion.
apartment, electric stove, refrig-
erator and deep freeze. Also small
furnished apartment with bath. See
Mrs. Paul D. Farmer, phone 296-J-
ring one. 7-15-22
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartm'efs. tf
DOES YOUR LAWN NEED
For Power Mowing Call
Phone 293-J or 114
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
GUEST CHECKS-(100 to pad). Call 92, Panama City, Fla. Com-
Large, $6 per 100 pads: 10 pads, plete estimates. Prompt, courteous
75c. Small, $5 per 100 pads; 10 for and efficient service. VanHorn
60c. Also onionskin "COPY" second Transfer & Storage Company.
sheets, $2.25 per package of 1000
(don't ask us to break a package). KEYS DUPLICATED!
THE STAR. 10-24tt WHILE YOU WAIT!
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Brooks Hardware and
IN THE COUNTY JUI)'E'S COURT ULF Sporting Goods Co.
In Re: Estate of _NOBIE HIGDON STONE, LODGE NOTICES
All creditors of the estate of Noble Hig-
don Stone, deceased, are Ihereby notified and HR. A. M.-Regular convocation of
required to file any clams or demands which St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
they may have against said estate in the M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. Air visit-
office of the County Judge of Culf County-,
Florida, in the courthouse at Wewahiteka, ing companions welcome. Fennon
Florida, within eight calendar months from Talley High Priest; H. R. Maige,
the date o f the first publication of this no- Secretary.
twice. Each claim or demand must be in writ-
ing and must state the place 61 residence SAMARITAN LODGE NO. I1.0
and postoffice address of the claimant and SAARI NL DGEN O .-0
must be sworn to by the claimant, his agent, 0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
or his attorney, or it will become void ac- nesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic hall.
Fiordingst pub to law. All members urgcl to attend; visit-
Firt publicaTH B. STONE, ing brethren invited. P. A. Howell,
Administrator of the Eitate of, N. G.; F. L. H,i 11, Secretary.
Nobie Higdon Stone, deceased
By SILAS R. STONE, MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
7-15 8-5 Attorney for Administrator. 22, 1. 0. 0. F.-Mee.ts 2nd and 4th
CALL FOR BIDS Wednesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic
The? ;Bard of Public Instruction, Gulf :hall. Visitorsinvite6. Eliz'.lawsbri,
County, Florida, will receive bids until 9:00 N. G'; Mrs. Mary Weeks, Secretary.
A. M. CST, August 2,,1949. to furnish gaso-
line, oil, greasing, tires, labor, parts and ae- MASONIIC T"EMPLE & M
cessories for school buses for the 1949-50 M*rt St. Joe Lodge F1, Mular
school year. ,*rt St. Joe Lodge 111. Weular
The board reserves the right to reject any A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri.
and all bids. TOS. MERJWETHR, days each month, 8:00 p. rn.
7 Chairman. / Members urged to attend;
visitln brothers welco6 e. W. L.
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays! Jordan, W. M.; G. C, Adkins, Sec.
Ad Nowl Stop) in and see these great, ew Westinghouse Refrigerators today-
OTHER MODELS AS LOW AS $189.95
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FRIAY, JU.L Y 2 9 1.49
Visiting Daughter and Family
Mrs. C. C. Williams of Wawa-
hitchka is 'visiting here with her
daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs.
The estimated volume of fuel-
wood consumed in America from
1630 is 13,250,000,000 cards.