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"Port St. Joe -The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Ghattahoochee Valley"
VOLUME Xll PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1949 NUMBER 52
Would Carry Message of Fa-
mous Product To the
Florida bees gathering the famed
tupelo honey against the colorful
backdrop of the Apalachicola River
will be the subject of a moving pic-
ture expected to be made soon by
members of the Tupelo District
Members of the association. 115
strong, meeting in Wewahitchka
last Friday, .elected officers and ap-
pointed a committee to work on the
film. Purpose of the picture will be
to advertise the delicate tupelo
honey, produced only in this area,
and this message will be carried to
the public as an educational fea-
ture on honey production.
John Haynie, agricultural exten-
sion service apiculturist, showed
the beekeepers a film made by an
Iowa beekeeping group and sug-
gested the tupelo film follow along
somewhat similar lines.
Phil Taylor, chief food inspector
.of the state agricultural depart.
meant, addressed the group and
pointed out the value of films as an
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Officers For Year Named
-By High School Classes
Officers for the ensuing ternm
have been elected by members ol
the St. Joe high school classes as
Seniors-Gene Chism, president;
Thomas Paulk, vice-president; Maer
ita Sutton, secretary; Sara Nell
Juniors Raymond Lawrence
president; Philip Chatham, vice
president Virginia Gloekler, secre-
tary; Elbert Sutton, treasurer. ,.
Sophomores Lamar Freeman
president; Floyd Pierce, vice-presi
dent; Janice Roberts, secretary;
Beth Grey, treasurer.
Freshmen George Hill, presi-
dent; Timothy Elder, vice-presi
dent; Daisy Boyette, secretary, anc
Jackie Kenney, treasurer.
TWO STUDENTS TO AUDITION,
FOR PLAY WITH NAVY BANE
Timothy Elder and Merita Suttor
have been selected by Band Direc
tor Charles Conter of the local high
school to represent the. school in a
audition before the music faculty
at Florida State University on Oh
tober 6. This audition will deter
mine their chances to play in a con
cert with the U. S. Navy Band in a
program to be presented in Talla
hassee on October 7.
BERT COX CALLS ON HIS
FRIENDS TO RALLY'ROUND
Bert Cox, local insurance agent
informs us that he has just bought
a new Ford and that in order t(
keep up his payments he is calling
on his friends to rally 'round ant
Let's keep Bert in business anc
in Port St. Joe.
Home From Visit In Tuskegee
Miss Sara Jo Costin returned last
Friday from a week's visit in Tus
kegee, Ala.,' with her sister anc
family, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Carr
Mrs. Carr and young daughter. Car
olyn Lee, accompanied her home
for a visit with her parents, Mr
ancd Mrs. C. G. Costin.
Sharit To Attend Gas
Pipeline Hearing Today
Mayor J. L. Sharit will attend a
hearing in Tallahassee today held
by the federal power commission in
regard to granting permits for the
construction of a natural gas pipe-
line through this section by the
Atlantic-Gulf Natural Gas Company.
Sharit stated that he will tell the
commission, in a plea to have a
branch line extended to Port St.
Joe, that the city is in a position to
install a municipal gas system, to
be paid for by the issuance of reve-
nue debenture bonds.
Sharks All Set For
Game This Evening
Meet Big Quincy Team At
Centennial Field; Kick-
off Set for 8
Tonight will be the time to see
the initial showing of the St. Joe
Sharks when they take the field
against a bigger Quincy grid team
in a game at Centennial Field with
the kickoff scheduled promptly at
Coach Marion Craig has put his
squad of approximately 22 boys
through some rough sessions this
week in preparation for the Gads-
den county visitors. Despite a few
team injuries, the locals will be at
almost full strength- for the game.
Biggest doubt is whether or not
Frank Young. who has an injured
knee, will be able to start at the
The Sharks will be playing with
the support of the school band, un-
der the capable direction of Charles
Motorists are urged to adhere to
the parking regulations at the field
in order to prevent a traffic jam
when .the game ends. Local Boy
Scouts, under the supervision of
Chief of Police Buck Griffin, will
be on hand to aid in ,the orderly
parking of cars.
Admission prices for the game
have been announced as 25c for
students and 90c for adults, tax in-
EDITOR AND FRAU OFF
ON WEEK-END TRIP
Ye Ed can't get time off for a
regular vacation, like most of you
lucky people, so we have to grab a
day or two now and then whenever
the opportunity arises.
Them there opportunity done riz
this week when we got 'way ahead
with our work-in fact, this issue
of The Star was prihted Wednes-
day-and so we and the editorial
wife will be up in Georgia when
you read this. Back Sunday.
GULF COUNTY FOREST FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT
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View of a portion of the Gulf county forest fire fightAig. equipment.
From the left: Two water tank trucks capable of carrying 300 gallons
of water over rough terrain terrain to the scene of a fire, and two trailers with
. tractor and fire plow ready to go.
west to Monticello eastward, will
be here for the two-day event.
The Port St. Joe Woman's Club
was the chief sponsoring group in
attempts to secure this rally, and
Mrs. Virginia Owens, president of
the club, states that accommoda-
tions for the entire group of visit-
ing students and bandmasters will
be made available through com-
bined efforts of the club and the
local school. .
Gay Rimert of the Malone high
school, secretary of the association,
states that the chief purpose of the
rally is to afford music lovers of
this part of the state to see and
hear a band of first-class musicians
and to further promote the cultural
aspects in which good music plays
a 'definite part.
In addition to a party on Friday
night for the entire group, a public
mass concert will be presented Sat-
urday night, December 10, in the
Centennial Auditorium, which will
be free to the public.
Charles Conter, local band direc-
tor, attended the meeting when se-
lection was made for the rally to be
staged here. He will announce defi-
nite plans within the next several
days for the various committees to
begin work on in order to insure
the success of the event.
Home On Leave From Germany
Cpl. Billy E. Cannington arrived
last Friday from Forestburg, Ger-
many, for a 20-day leave here with
his mother and family, Mrs. J. V.
Cannington. Billy received his di-
ploma for a teletype mechanic at
Amsbach, Germany. He will report
at Tampa for a new assignment at
the end of his leave.
Return From Vacation
Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Costin
and son Robbie returned last Fri-
day to their Beacon Hill home af-
ter a week's vacation in Huntsville,
Ala., where they. visited Mr. Costin's
sister and family. Dr. and Mrs. Tom
Return From Vacation In North
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mira and chil-
dren returned recently from a two
weeks' vacation spent in Troy. N. Y.
District Rotary Governor
To Pay Visit To Local Club
Dr. L. 0. Gratz, governor of the
242nd district .of Rotary Interna-
tional, will make -his official visit
to the Port St. Joe Rotary Club at
a special meeting of the organiza-
tion at Beacon Hill next Wednesday
evening at 7 o'clock, according to
President Henry Campbell.
He will be the principal speaker
on the club program and will also
confer with President Campbell and
other officers of the club at a spe-
cial assembly while here.
Dr. Gratz is assistant director of
research of the University of Flor-
ida Agricultural Experiment Sta-
tions. He is a member of the Gaines-
ville Rotary Club and has been an
outstanding Florida Rotarian for
McCOLLUM NAMED AS
KIWANIS CLUB HEAD
At the regular meeting of the lo-
cal Kiwanis Club Wednesday noon,
Norris McCollum was named as
president of the organization for
the ensuing year, and Joe V. Dowd
was named as vice-president.
Others officers elected were Ben
Dickens Jr., secretary; A. P. Wake-
field, treasurer, and Glenn Boyles,
Tom Alsobrook, C. G. Costin Jr.,
Gus Creech, Dr. Robert King, Leon-
ard Sutton and Harry McKnight,
SERVICE OFFICER TO
BE IN ST. JOE TODAY
Bill Linton, Gulf county service
officer, states that he will be out of
the county tomorrow, his regular
day to be in St. Joe, but that he will
be at his office in the city hall to-
day from 5 p. m. to 9 p. m. to as-
sist veterans in filling out various
Returns To Military College
Edward Bartee left last Saturday
for Milledgeville, Ga., where he has
entered Georgia Military College
for the coming year. He was accom-
panied by Mrs. A. D. Lawson and
Mack McKeithen, who returned
School Opening TB Association Will Public Invited
Meet Tuesday Night
Has No Effect On A meeting of the Gulf County Tu. To Inspect Fire
berculosis and Health Association U t* *
Spread of Po will be held Tuesday evening, Sep-
tember 27, at 8 o'clock in the school
-building. Miss Frances Neal of
Nothing To Be Gained By Jacksonville, field secretary for the Latest Equipment for Forest
Keeping Children state organization, will be present Fire Control Will Be
AtHome to outline plans for the year. Demonstrated
At ome All members of the association
S the fact that no cases of and others interested are invited Next Wednesday afternoon, Sep-
iespie par s hav n re to be present. tember 28, the new Gulf County
infantile paralysis hau e been re. Forest Fire Control Unit will wel-
ported in Gulf county during the Forest Fire Control Unit wi wel-
o, .B o 1* City WiTl income the public to its headquarters
present epidemic, the opening of Citytill Be O St sitee j pu to s headquarters
local schools has caused some par- site just north of White City for
ts to worry a bit. the purpose of demonstrating the
However they needhave no fear, T Outstan in latest methods and equipment for
for,.according to the National Foun- fire fighting.
dation for Infantile Paralysis, the The Florida F Service, thru
opening of schools is no cause for School Musician a system of lookout towers, scan
alarm, even though thousands of every mile of Gulf county's 337,000
new cases may be expected thru- Music Rally of Bandmasters' acres o woodlands daily for signs
out the nation during the next few Association Is Set for operation and are located at Over-
weeks. foundation pointed out that December 9-10 street, Wetappo, White City and on
The foundation pointed out thatof Indian
new cases still are being reported Highway 98 just east of India
at a rate of i000 a week, but ex- The city of Port St. Joe will play Pass. According to County Ranger
experience shows that school open- host to more than one hundred of H. A. Hardy, the Gulf unit is also
ings never have affected te course the outstanding musicians of high linked with neighboring towers in
of epidemic, either to abate or in- schools in Northwest Florida on De- Bay, Calhoun, Liberty and Franklin
crease the incidence rate. cember 9-10, when the sixth dis- counties.
Certain precautions should con- trict, Florida Bandmasters' Associa- So that fire crews may be di-
tine to be observed both at home tion Music Rally will be held here. rected to the scene of a fire with
and at school, says the foundation. Selection of Port St. Joe for the the least possible delay, the loca-
but the assembling of pupils under site of the rally was made last Sat- tion of each tower is plotted on a
one roof is not regarded in itself as urday by bandmasters of this ter- map at the county headquarters
hazardous. The majority of schools ritory. According to officials of the outside White City. Here the radio
in incidence areas have opened, co association, leading musicians from (Continued on page 7)
.. ,... all counties front Pensacola in the -
will open soon, in confornmity witln
recommendations of a national con-
ference of health authorities spon-
sored by the national foundation
early thls summer.
It is pointed out that since chil-
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St. Joe Paper Mill
Goes On City Tax
Roll At $2,350,000
Mayor Sharit Estimates City Mill-
age May Be Cut About
At a meeting of the city commis-
sion Tuesday night sitting as a
board of equalization, the mill of
the St. Joe Paper Company was
placed on the tax roll at $2,350,000.
Valuation of the mill on the county
tax roll is $2,483,973.
Clerk Ben Dickens had the mill
dowln at $2,384,973, but after a plea
by Harry Saunders on behalf of
the company, and discussion among
members of the board, the lower
figure was agreed upon.
Saunders, asking that the mill be
placed on the roll at not exceeding
$2,000,000, stated that he felt that
the valuation turned in to the
county was fair as compared with
similar mills in Florida. He pointed
out that it could have been ar-
ranged to have the mill built out-
(Continued on page 10)
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Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
Miss Maxie Gem Brown and Blanchard Smith
United In Marriage At Twilight Ceremony
The marriage of Miss Maxie Gem
Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles A. Brown, and Charles
Blanchard Smith, son of Mr. and
Mrs. B. H. Smith, was solemnized
Thursday of last week at twilight
in the garden of the bride's home,
with Rev. Loyd Tubb officiating.
The garden was divided midway
with a circular trellis entwined
with southern smilax and white
roses, centered by an improvised
altar over which was erected a can-
opied arch. The piano, to the left
among the azaela foliage, and the
family seated at the right, formed
an aisle through which the bridal
party approached the altar. The
scene was spotlighted with soft
blue and white lights.
The wedding music was rendered
by Mrs. Max Kilbourn, maternal
grandmother of the bride, and Miss
Pat Laney sang "0 Promise Me,"
"My Hero" and "Love's Old Sweet
song." The Wedding March from
Lohengrin was playedas s a proces-
sional. Concluding the marriage
ceremony Miss Mary Lenohr Brown,
maid of honor and sister of the
bride, sweetly sang "The Lord's
Prayer," which was followed by
The bride was given in marriage
by her father, and the father of
the groom served as best man. The
ushers were William Howell and
The maid of honor wore a gown
of azure taffeta, fashioned with slen-
der fitted bodice and deep shoulder
neckline. The double puffed sleeves
were ornamented with a dividing
row of pastel flowers, and the full
circular skirt was caught up in a
bustle effect at the back, featuring
the same puff flower arrangement
as the sleeves.
The junior bridesmaid, Miss Eliza-
beth Ann Brown, youngest sister of
the bride, was identically gowned.
Both wore azure taffeta halo bon-
nets ornamented with pastel flow-
ers, and each carried lace-edged
old-fashioned bouquets of blue and
white carnations tied with narrow
streamers of blue and white or-
The bride selected a Rolando
bridal gown of shimmering white
duchess satin, styled with semi-
princess lines fashioned with a
transparent yoke outlined with a
ruffle of Chantilly lace, forming a
high neckline. The back of the bod-
ice was lined with small satin-cov-
ered buttons, and the sleeves, fas-
tened with satin-covered buttons,
terminated in points over her hands.
The skirt was designed of four cir-
cular panels joined together with
wide inserts of Chantilly lace, the
same lace forimiig a modified
ruffle at the hemline in front and
extending around the back of the
skirt, which fell into a court train.
The fingertip bridal veil of illusion
was fastened to a queen's crown of
orange blossoms made of seed
pearls. Her bouquet was of white
gladioli and white tuberoses tied
with white satin ribbon. She car-
ried an heirloom lace handkerchief
belonging to Miss Ella Lovett, pa-
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ternal cousin of the bride,the same
handkerchief that had been carried
by the bride's mother at her wed-
The bride's mother wore a gown
of brown crepe remain designed
with figured sprays in chartreuse
and russet. It was fashioned with
high neckline and draped skirt.
With this she wore a single strand
of tied pearls. Her accessories were
brown and her corsage was yellow
chrysanthemums tied with gold and
The bridegroom's mother wore a
black crepe dress featuring a light
pink yokeline. With this she wore
black accessories and her corsage
was of pink carnations tied with
A reception followed the wedding
ceremony, and those serving were
the Misses Martha Lovett, cousin
of the bride. Sarah Ceva Philyaw,
Memorie Louise Porter, Betty Otto
Anderson, Hazel Burnette, Peggy
Hardy, Betty Doris Dees and Irene
Wilder. Little Miss Ida Ethel Kil-
bourn, cousin of the bride, kept the
The bride's table was covered
with an Italian cutwork cloth over-
laid with rayon net edged in white
satin. A low arrangement of white
gladoli, tuberosess and asters bor-
dered with a double rushing of
white net, centered the table. Crys-
tal candelabar holding white tapers
tied with white satin ribbon and
tuberoses, were at either side of the
centerpiece. The bride's cake, which
was cut by the bride and groom,
was embossed with white roses and
the three tiers were topped with a
miniature replica of the bridal party.
Frozen punch bowls, with sprays of
white gladoli tied with blue illusion
frozen into the ice, were arranged
at each side of the table.
The bride is a graduate of the
Port St. Joe high school and at-
tended Virginia Intermont College,
while the groom is also a graduate
of the local high school and is now
employed by the St. Joe Paper Com-
After a short wedding trip, the
young couple will make their home
in this city.
Several hundred guests attended
the wedding and reception. Besides
local friends, many came from Tal-
lahassee, Apalachicola, Carrabelle,
Lynn Haven and Panama City.
BUSINESS WOMEN PLAN
STATE MISSION PROGRAM
The Business Women's Circle of
the First Baptist Church met Mon-
day evening with Mrs. Ralph W.
Jackson for its regular monthly
business meeting and royal service
Mrs. Billy Montgomery presented
a program on "Christ the Answer
To Atheistic Communism," assisted
by Mrs. Andrew Martin and Mrs.
Jackson, with Miss Alma Baggett
bringing a very helpful devotional
on "All Things Common," using
scripture passages from Acts 4 and
II Cor. S. The program period was
then closed with prayer by Mrs. W.
During the business period, re-
ports from program, mission study
and enlistment chairmen were re-
ceived with interest. It was an-
nounced that a special program for
state missions will be held Tues-
day evening, September 27, at the
home of Miss Baggett. It was also
reported that $5 had been expended
from the circle funds during the
month for groceries for a family in
A report of the nominating com-
mitee was called for and the fol-
lowing officers for the ensuing year
were approved: Mrs. Andrew Mar-
tin, chairman; Mrs. Jackson, co-
chairman; Miss Betty Sue Watts.
secretary and treasurer; Miss Alma
Baggett, program chairman; Mrs.
Billy Montgomery mission study
chairman; Mrs. Lillian .McNair,
community missions; Mrs. W. L.
Smith, social chairman.
Mrs. T. V. Morris was present as
a visitor and two new members
were welcomed, Mrs. Harold Bell
and Mrs. Ernie Moore.
00600 0 : e40a $
The Howell Bicycle Shop
has moved from First St.,
next Stephens Grocery, to
my home on 8th Street.
W. H. Howell
209 Eighth St.
To Return To College I RetOrns To College
Luther Cardin expects to leave Miss Margie Smith left last Sat-
tomorrow for Howard College at IIurday to return to college at Ogle-
Birmingham, Ala., where he will thorpe University in Georgia. This
enter his third year as a ministerial is her second year.
(Additional Society on page 9)
We are glad to announce that we
can offer an Individual Policy that
has the same benefits as the Group
P Policy held by employees of the St.
Joe Paper Company.
THE POLICY PAYS .
$5.00 Per Day Hospital Room and Board
$25.00 Hospital Extras
$150.00 Surgical Schedule for Insured
$112.50 Surgical Schedule for Dependents
THE QUARTERLY PREMIUMS ARE .
Insured Without Dependent $3.45
Insured With One Dependent $11.25
Insured With All Dependents $15.60
FRANK & DOT'S AGENCY
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Dr. Charles Reicherter
EYES EXAMINED-GLASSES FITTED
Ritz Theatre Building Hours: 8 to 5
First Floor Phone 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
Port St. Joe, Florida
Our wonderful new collection
of Nelly Dons ... smart
enough for anybody's taste at
everybody's price. Misses. ;..
women's .. half-sizes.
8.95 to 19.95
I $*S@ e 0 S** 4 0 0 4 000 OS41
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
September 26 and 27
S tRITON Yvonne DeCarlo and
STORY Charles Coburn
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THURSDAY and FRIDAY
September 29 and 30
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rHE STAR,- PORT.-S;T. J.QE, GULF COUNTY, LRD
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23,,1949
.....Y. SETME 3y99TESTR OTS.JE U COU..Y I LOID AG TH _
Miss Sikes Assumes
Duties As District
Agent In W. Florida
Well Known for Work As Nutrition
Specialist On State Home
Miss Anna Mae Sikes has as-
sumed her duties as district home
demonstration agent for West Flor-
ida counties, according to Miss Mary
E. Keown, state home demonstra-
tion agent with the Florida Agri-
cultural Extension Service.
Miss Sikes, who has been with
the home demonstration program
of the extension service since 1928,
succeeds Miss Ruby McDavid, who
. retired on May 31 this year.
During her period of service with
the home demonstration depart-
ment, Miss Sikes has served as
home agent in her native county,
Lee, as extension nutritionist, act-
ing district agent for the east coast,
ceptible that causes the spread of
and now holds the post of district ceptible that cause the spread
agent supervising the work of infantile paralysis. Normal school
oen d sration agent in contacts do not involve intirhate
home demonstration agents in 16 t
West Florida counties. living, such as takes place in house-
Prior to her latest appointment,olds. Merely sitting si byside
she had been extension nutritionist in a schoolroom does not consti-
for 13 years. She holds a bachelor tute intimate contact.
of science and master of science de- The continuance is urged of such
gree from Florida State University precautions as avoidance of over-
and is widely known by rural home- fatigue, assurance of adequate rest
makers over the state for her work and sleep, strict observance of
as nutrition specialist on the state cleanliness and avoiding the use of
nhome demonstration staff. utensils or implements belonging to
other children, particularly objects
that may be placed in the mouth.
SCHOOL OPENING i Routine checking on each child's
health for early notice of symptoms
(Continued from page 1)
dren usually play with other chil-
dren in their neighborhood, they
probably have had the same expos-
ure to their playmates as they will
have at school. And there usually is
less supervision when schools are
not in session, so early symptoms
may not be spotted as promptly.
It is pointed out that it is inti-
mate contact between those who
are infected and those who are sus-
such as headache, nausea, muscle
soreness and fever is advised.
The thing to ask yourself is what
would your child do if school were
not open. If your child would be
just as exposed to possible contacts
through buses, movies, church at-
tendance and social gatherings,
then obviously noting will be gained
by keeping him out of school-ex-
cept a disturbance of his normal
pattern of life.
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Why not try on a pair
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Published Weekly By
Port St. Joe, Flerida
"Tips From Acres OurT
Counter To Wise
Vol. IV Friday, September 23, 1949 No. 7
DEAR SHOPPERS-Men will be interested to know that famous
CURLEE SUITS can be bought at Boyles for $39.50. You'll
save about 20% when you pay cash here! Increasing demand
has made it necessary for us to enlarge our Work Clothing Depart-
ment more customers are finding out that we'r splitting prof-
its with the working man. Every pair of our Star Brand Work
Shoes is guaranteed, sold exclusively by Boyles in Port St. Joe.
. You'll be surprised to know that a 16-inch Lace Boot can be
bought for $8.95 compare, and see how much you save herel
GOODRICH "P-F" (Posture Foundation) Canvas Shoes for men,
boys and girls have become nationally famous sold only at
Boyles in Port St. Joe!
A new "Sans Souci" Panty for girls at 59c is a sensation! .. A
Nylon Panty for ladies at $1.49 is another interesting value. .
Marcy Lee Frocks are more beautiful than ever Doris Dodson
continues to head the Junior Frock list! Lovable Bra customers
hardly believe it when we say: "Only $1.00!" ..A Nylon Garter
Belt for $1.00 is value news! A shipment of Topper Coats for
girls 7 to 14 will solve a problem for mothers.
Remember, EVERY SATURDAY IS "APPRECIATION DAY"
participated in by Port St. Joe's leading merchants. You receive a
ticket with every purchase of 25c or more. Unless drawn out, your
tickets remain in the barrel and your chance to win is better as
your tickets become more numerous. Husband or wife must be
present at 4 o'clock Saturday when the drawing is held. Ask for
a ticket when you make a purchase!
Your With Hundreds of New School Dresses for Girls,
R. GLENN BOYLES.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 0,,1949
THE STAR, PORT ST. iOt, GUL.F COUNTY, FLORIDA
- PAGE FOUR THE STM1~, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1949
State Hospital Head
Is Sued For $50,000
Dr. J. H. Therrell, superintendent
of the state hospital at Chattahoo-
chee, has been named defendant in
a $50,000 damage suit filed by W.
B, Price of Panama City, a former
patient at the institution. The suit
has been filed in circuit court at
Quincy and is returnable on rule
day, the first Monday in October.
The plaintiff's sanity was recent- cian, and that he was denied release
ly restored at a hearing before Cir- by misrepresentation on separate
cuit Judge E. Clay Lewis Jr., in occasions to his brothers, father
and a legal guardian.
Bay county, another circuit. ________
Price, a former resident of Vol- Autumn Colors
usia county, charges in his suit In the fall in the northern states
that he was illegally committed to the leaves change color-brilliant
the institution, that he was denied reds, greens, blues, etc., but the
the right of examination by the color was there all the time. How-
general medical staff, that the phy- ever, it isn't noticed until fall or
autumn because earlier in the year
sician who recommended his com- the green of the chlorophyll in the
mitment was not a licensed physi- leaves is too potent.
iulation of Nation Is an increase of 17,782,000, or 13.5%
over the 131,669,275 persons ac-
Near 150,000,000 Mark tually counted on April 1, 1940, date
--- of the last census.
ie census bureau this-week es- The increase was 1,401,000 in the
ted that the population of the first seven months of 1949. This is
ed States on August 1 was 149,- about the same as the increase dur-
00. This was an increase of ing the corresponding period of
00 over the July 1 estimate. At 1948.
that rate of increase, the popula-
tion will pass the 150,000,000 mark
before January 1.
The August 1 figure represents
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setting fire to the woods.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1949
THE STI POR ST O, ~YCON LOIAPAEFV
U Syndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Forests Can Support Much Game
State game and fresh water fish
commission biologists say Florida's
forests can support 150,000 wild
turkeys and 400,000 deer.
Two new pulp and paper mills
have been built in Florida since
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SWe're riding Hudson's
b oom ing tide of popularity with the
Best Deals in a Decade
This can happen only when value-wise more than 30 per cent ahead of the same
America sees a car that's delightfully new, period last year! Already over 114,000
different and better! New Hudson sales people have switched from other makes toe
for the first seven months of 1949 are own this entirely new kind of motor car!
How can we resist? With the
New Hudson winning new
friends coast to coast we natural-
ly want to push that tide even
higher here in this area!
So-right now-we're offering
the best trades in a decade!
Hudson's sweeping sales success
provides you with your chance to
own this years-ahead new car on
a most favorable basis!
Come in! Enjoy a thrilling Reve-
lation Ride in the car that brings
you, not just a little more, but
the most of the four things people
want most in an automobile-
beauty, roominess, road-worthiness,
and all-round performance!
In performance, for example,
Hudson's high-compression Super-
Six engine-the nation's most
powerful six-or the even more
powerful Super-Eight join up
with a "step-down" designed low
build to make this car the most
alert, the fleetest, steadiest riding
automobile of them all!
Let's take that Revelation Ride
in the New Hudson real soon.
And when you visit us, bring
your car along. You'll be sur-
prised at how much it will bring
traded in on a gorgeous New
Hudson-now, while we're offer-
ing the best deals in a decade!
HUDSON A LEADER IN RESALE VALUE!
National Automobile Dealers Associ-
ation Official Used Car Guide books
show "step-down" designed Hudsons
commanding top prices in the nation's
used car markets!
ONLY CAR W/TH THE S DWN DESIGN
HERE'S WHERE TO COME FOR THE BEST DEALS IN A DECADE!
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
MONUMENT AVENUE Phone 6
St. Joe Paper Co.
Interested In Lake
Wales Box Plant
Fifty-five Acre Site Is Chosen By
Officials of Florida Fibre
Plans for the location of a new
industry near Lake Wales which
will bring an annual payroll of
around $250,000 were announced
Thursday of last week by Mayor J.
D. McNair following conversations
with officials of the Florida Fibre
Box Company of Sarasota.
He stated that the company, work-
ing closely with the St. Joe Paper
Company, is planning a large cor-
rugated box factory on a 55-acre
tract on a highway and railroad
front about five miles west of Lake
"The new plant will be the most
modern factory of its type," accord-
ing to McNair. "It will employ all
the latest developments and tech-
niques for the production of corru-
gated containers of all types.
"They will serve the citrus indus-
try with cartons for single-strength
canned citrus, canned concentrates
and all types of 'fresh fruit pack-
ages," he continued.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
The Florida Fibre Box Company labor and will operate on a year-
is already well known in the fresh around basis. Lake Wales was se-
vegetable and gladiolus industries, elected because of its centralized lo-
having recently been selected by cation as well as many other ad-
the Florida Gladiolus Growers' As- vantages, according to McNair.
sociation to furnish their supplies.
The company plans to use local Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
POLIO LIC Y Pays Up To $5000 for
S. Each Afflicted Person
CANCER AND POLIO POLICY
Pays up to $5000 for Polio and up to $1000 for
Cancer. Also covers eight more dread dis-
eases common to children.
Phone 101 208 Sixth Street
Electrical Contracting and Repairing
Estimates Cheerfully Given
ST. JOE ELECTRIC SHOP
PHONE 377 COSTIN BUILDING
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Burn In Nearby
Liberty School Head Singled
Out; Others Flare In
According to exchanges coming
to the desk of The Star, the KKK
-or a reasonable facsimilie there-
of-has been burning fiery crosses
of warning in nearby counties.
The following story appeared in
Friday's Blountstown Record:
"Last Tuesday night at 11:30 two
automobiles pulled up in front of
the home of County Superintendent
of Public Insti-uction Olin Shuler
of Bristol. Several men got out of
the cars, placed a crude cross,
soaked with gasoline, in a bucket
and set it on fire. They then re-en-
tered their cars and drove speedily
"Witnessing the performance were
Billy Brown and Jimmy Cook, both
seniors at Bristol high school. Ac-
cording to the boys the men were
not masked, but they did not recog-
nize any of them nor the cars they
"Shuler and his family were asleep
at the time, but a crowd soon gath-
ered, and Shuler was awakened. He
rushed out into his front yard with
a double-barrelled shotgun, seized
the cross and dashed it to pieces.
Sheriff's deputies appeared on the
scene in a few minutes, but they
had little to go on, for none of the
men had been identified and all
had made their getaway."
And from the Chattahoochee Val-
ley News comes this story:
"Four more crosses were burned
last week by the Southern Klan on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
night. A spokesman for the Klan
said last week's activities concluded
a week of cross-burning in, protest
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
of 'Paul Robeson and all commun-
"On Thursday night a cross, of
approximately the same dimensions
as the first three, was burned just
to the right of the Atlantic Coast
Line workshop. Friday night a cross
was burned near the Chattahoochee
colored school, and Saturday night
two larger crosses were burned in
the Bonnie Hill section.
"The Klan spokesman said that a
large number of members partici-
pated in Saturday night's activities.
He said that orders for burning the
crosses last week came from high
authorities in the organization. He
said no more will be burned until
conditions warrant it."
PRODUCERS OF TUPELO
(Continued from page 1)
educational media. He stressed the
value of advertising honey to the
public and told the association they
should do more of it.
Officers elected were Paul Cutts,
president, Chipley; R. L. Martin,
vice-president, Crestview; Cubie R.
Laird, secretary, Gulf county agent;
Clyde Bozeman, assistant secre-
tary, Wewahitchka; R. B. Lanier,
treasurer, Wewahitchka, and L. M.
Lewis of Havana, appointed to the
board of managers.
The committee selected to work
out details for making the film con-
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28,'1949
sists of George Gaskin, chairman, erty and Franklin counties.
Joe Whitfield and Cubie Laird, all ----- -----
of Wewahitchka. Sales of fishing licenses in Flor-
Making up membership of the as- ida jumped from 72,000 in 1942-43
sociation are beekeepers from Gulf, to 223,000 during the 1947-48 fiscal
Washington, Calhoun, Wakulla, Lib- year.
: WE NOW HAVE DRAFT BEER
ST. JOE BAR
PHONE 114 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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the trade-in allowance will not
be less than $30 on this
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Not just an innerspring mattress.
Not just a tuftless mattress. It's
the RESTONIC Triple Cushion
Mattress for thousands of nights
of wonderful sleep! Modern ex-
clusive patented const-ruction. .
Uniformly springy over its entire
surface, right out to the edges.
For everything you want in the
way of a mattress, see the RES-
TONIC at pur store today!
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
AUTOMATIC RANGE-ONLY 2
Wonderful meals sparkling cleanliness superfast cook-
ing tried-and-true safety that's G-E "speed cooking";
And that's what you get in a General Electric Range, at easy-
Come in today, and see all its time and money-saving features.
You'll agree it's the range you'll want to buy!
JUST LOOK AT THESE GENERAL ELECTRIC FEATURES
.Hi-Speed Calrod Units. The fastest
cooking units on the market. They
clean themselves. Five exact heats.
One gicanf two utitity-stze units.
Overside Oven. Perfect for small
meals or large party dinner. Hi-
Speed unit gives even-heat baking
results. Waist-high Super Broiler for
Big, Thrift Cooker. For economical
meal planning. Cooks entire meal
for two. Forty-five different tasty,
economical dishes can be cooked at
money-saving Low heat.
Equipped with automatic timer and
electric clock that cooks a meal by
itself while you are away from
COME IN TODAY! ASK ABOUT THE NEW LIBERAL TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE ON OTHER G-E RANGES!
GULF HARDWARE & SUPPLY COMPANY
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
408$ REID AVENUE '
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PUBLC INVITED become too large to handle alone.
In such cases the dispatcher
(Continued from page 1) may send a crawler type tractor
dispatcher plots the location of each, equipped with a large middle-buster
fire as its direction is called in by type plow. These heavy pieces of
two or more towers. This enables 'equipment are able to plow a clean
him to direct the fire crews to the strip rapidly around the fire, thus
scene of the fire soon after it. stopping its spread. The plow and
starts. The two-way radio which- tractor are carried to and from the
has been installed on each truck fire by a large transport truck.
also enables the fire fighters to County Ranger Hardy has dis-
summon assistance should the blaze persed his equipment throughout
the county, so that no point is very
far from fire equipment. In addi-
tion to tank trucks and tractors,
the Gulf county unit a 1 so is
equipped with a 16-foot open boat
with motor. This craft is capable
of carrying eight men with their
hand tools into otherwise inacces-
sible areas of the county. It makes
possible the transportation of for-
est fire fighters into the Lake Wim-
ico and Apalachicola River regions,
.which have had extremely destruc-
tive fires in the past. According to
Ranger Hardy, the rapidity with
which a wild fire is attacked spells
the difference between quick sup-
pression and heavy damage.
Prior to July 1, only a part of
Gulf county had been protected
through a group unit, which is com-
posed of a number of landowners
who have fire protection on their
lands in co-operation with the for-'
The value of organized forest fire
protection may be seen from com-
parative figures on fire control for
1948. Last year 1.4 per cent of the
protected areas burned, but about
17 per cent of the unprotected areas
Once considered inferior, pecky
cypress is now among the highest
priced lumber on the market.
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FRIDAYg SEPTEMBER 237 1!949
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor and Publisher
Alsoee Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Pressman, Floor Man,
Reporter, Columnist, Janitor and Printer's Devil.
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port &t. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRtPTt1IN INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
ONE YEAR $2,00 SIX MONTHS $1.00
THREE MONTHS $127.15
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received, for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
CARE OF WOODLANDS
The recent three-day conference held in Pen-
sacola by woodland management chiefs and nur-
serymen of nine southeastern states may have
far-reaching effect upon growth of industry in
These men, who are trained to preserve the
forests of this great area so that they will con-
tinue to produce annual crops of wood to feed
-the pulp and paper mills, meet lumber needs,
supply naval stores and furnish habitat for wild
life, are of supreme importance to the future of'
Through fire control and reforestation, Florida
in a, few short years, has curbed much'of the de-
struction that annually visits our wooded lands.
Gulf county is indeed lucky to have an integrated
forest fire control unit, and we urge everyone to
go to the headquarters station at White City
:next Wednesday afternoon to see a demonstra-
tion of the latest forest fire fighting equipment.
Installations like this are a step in the right di-
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Sharks To Meet Altha In Opener
Next Friday, September 29, will
s:ee the opening of the football sea-
son in Port St. Joe when the Sharks
meet the Altha high team on the lo-
.cal gridiron at the ball park in the
first conference game of the year.
Mill Employes Protest Street Tax
A special meeting of the city com-
mission was held Monday night to
.consider a paper presented by em-
ployes of the St. Joe Paper Com-
pany pledging not to pay the $2.00
.city street tax. The paper mill
group gave as their reasons for re-
fusing to pay the tax the fact that
living expenses here are too high
compared with wages, that rentals
are out of line, and that they felt
when these matters are taken into
consideration they should not be
assessed extra taxes, as their wages
would not allow it and it would
work a hardship on them. The mat-
ter was held over for further con-
sideration by the commission.
Alex LeGrone and Mrs. Ruth
Shirey Britt were married Septem-
ber 15 in Apalachicola, with Judge
Sawyer performing the ceremony.
Following a short wedding trip to
Wakulla Springs, the couple are
now at home to their friends in this
Schneider To Build
A building permit was issued by
the city this week to T. M. Schnei-
der for a 6-room dwelling on Monu-
ment Avenue to cost $4000.
New C. of C. Directors Named
As the result of final ballots sent
to all members of the Port St. Joe
Chamber of Commerce last weehl
for the election of six new direc-
tors, H. A. Kidd, Basil E. Kenney,
W. 0. Anderson and T. H. Stone
were elected to the board for terms
of two years and Horace Soule and
T. G. Fisher were tied. One of these
will be named to serve a two-year
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
reaction, but the task is a huge one, and much
remains to be done. We are far from bringing
annual increment of wood to meet needs, yet on
this increment depend almost all of the import-
ant industries of our area.
SEVENTY CENTS FOR CIGARETS
If you buy a pack of cigarets in England, they
will cost you about 70 cents. A glass of beer in-
volves an outlay of 30 cents or so. If you're lucky
enough to be able to find bacon or butter, the
'price tag will stagger you. So it is with every-
thing-save for the barest necessities, such as
bread and turnips, and cheap grades of clothing
and other manufactured goods.
The reason is that the British government es-
tablishes the price for which goods may be sold.
There is no competition as we understand the
word in this country. There is no need for the
producer or the retailers to try to do a better job
than the next man, and to sell cheaper, or to of-
fer a better quality, or to work at other con-
' sumer inducements. In a controlled economy, the
political bosses make the decisions, and the rest
of the people can choose between liking it and
The British government has established high
prices on a long list of items because it wants to
make a tremendous profit-which it does. In a
free economy, by contrast, the man who tries to
gain such a profit is hell-bent for bankruptcy, !
His business will simply go to other manufac-
turers or, in the case of retailing, to other stores.
No nation 'has ever had abundance-save for
the inner few-under a controlled economy. All
it gets is more and more scarcity.
In some ways the modern man is very similar
to the primitive man. If his women folk talk too
much, he goes to his club, while his ancestor
just reached for it.
Keep smiling-nothing is as bad as it seems.
Bear Hunts Set
In State Forests
First Three-Day Hunt In Apalachi-
cola Forest Scheduled for
Four three-day bear hunts will be
staged in the Osceola and Apalachi-
cola National Forests this year, ac-
cording to Coleman Newman, state
game and fresh water fish commis-
Newman said the first three-day
hunt period has been set for Octo-
ber 5-7 in the Osceola, and October
19-21 in the Apalachicola forest.
Shooting hours will be a half hour
before sunrise to sunset.
Special bear hunting permits will
be issued to parties of at least 10
hunters-none to individuals. One
party at a time will be permitted to
hunt, with opening days scheduled
for October 5, 12, 19 and 26 in the
Osceola forest and October 19, 26
and November 2 and 9 in the Ap-
Party applications should be sent
to the Apalachicola district ranger
at Wilma, and the Osceola district
manager at Lake City. Applications
should contain the names of the in-
dividual party members, their ad-
dresses, the name of the party chief
and a $50 money order for a per-
Group leaders will be permitted
to specify their hunting date choice,
but in case of conflict, definite
dates will be determined by lot.
The bear hunts are staged jointly
by the United States Forest Serv-
.ce and the state game and fresh
water fish commission.
The pike of Florida waters is the
true pike. for the fish called "wall-
eyed pike" in other states really
belongs to the perch family.
term and the other will serve for
one year. The new board will meet
to select a new president to replace
W. W. Barrier, retiring president,
and a secretary.
You can win one of these I 4
Ss Drive to any Ford Dealer
displaying poster shown atove.
2 Geta FrCe Car-Safety Check,
Free Say insignia and Free
25, 3 l 50 words or less on entry
"The Fashion Ccr of the Year" (e) Use only official entry
4-door Custom V-8 Ford >l.ink obtained at any Ford
4-oor Custom V-8 Ford D e'.lerhipi di; laying the
quipped with Radio, "Magic Air" Heater, poster h;,wvn uLove. Print
Overdrive, and White Sidewall Tires. name and address clearly.
SS (b) Contest limited to con-
f S tinental U. S. and Alaska.
Bonus Built to Last Longer Ic) Prizes as stated on
entry blank, will be awarded
General Duty Model F-5, V-8 on the basis of sincerity,
originality and ap tness.
engine, stake body, 158-inch Judges' decisions are final.
wheelbase FORD Trucks, ', Duplicate prizes in case of
Equipped with Radio and "MagicAir"Heater.Option- ties. Entries must Ie sub-
c mitted in the name of the
al as prizes to the top 5 of the 25 car winners who @ registered owner or his
specify preference for a truck on Contest Entry Blank,. ki. designated representative.
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-- ENTER TO-DAY! K CONTEST CLOSES OCT. 31 ---
Increase in Steel Capacity 1:
Steel capacity has increased 17'.
per cent in the ten years since 19J 1
according to a new "Directory oj
Iron and Steel Works of the United
States and Canada," Issued recently,
by American Iron and Steel Insti4f
tute. Meanwhile, the population ot
continental United States has *-
creased approximately 12.5 per cent,
Ear Corn Silage
Corn grain and ear-corn, silage are
reported to contain an unidtehttfled
factor, not present in grainless corn
silage, that stimulates milk produc-
California produces more grapes
than all other 47 states combined.
* International Pick-Ups al- styled to passenger-car sleek-
ways have been outstanding in ness and beauty. So for long,
the truck industry. Today's are trouble-free truck performance
the finest ever built strong, on any pick-up job, see us about
fast, economical-to-operate, and an International Pick-UpTruck.
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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BAPTfIST CIRCLE ENJOYS
Circle One of the Baptist W. M.
U. met Monday afternoon with Mrs.
Wesley Ramsey in her home on
Palm Boulevard, with Mrs. E. C.
Cason, program chairman, in charge.
Topic for the day was "Gifts That
Encircle the Globe." Following the
scripture reading, Mrs. T. V. Mor-
ris led in prayer.
Mrs. C. M. Palmer gave an en-
lightening talk on "Life of the Co-
operative Program," after which
'T rs. C.. A. McClellan, circle chair-
ian, conducted a short business
season., This being the last circle
meeting for the church year, it was
,o to present Mrs. McClellan
_,v-h a W. M. U. pin as an expres-
sion of appreciation for her loyalty
to th.e circle for the past two years.
During the social hour, the hos-
tess served a frozen salad course
with coconut cake and iced tea to
the members present and two visi-
tors, Mrs. T. V. Morris and Mrs. L.
,MRS. COSTIN HOSTESS TO
BAPTIST CIRCLE TWO
Circle Two of the Baptist W. M.
U. met Monday afternoon with Mrs.
C. G. Costin in her home on Monu-
/ment Avenue. Mrs. Dewey Davis,
program chairman, gave the devo-
tional and announced the topic for
discussion as "Youth In the King-
dom." Mrs. W. J. Daughtry, circle
chairman, had charge of a short
business session, and closed the
meeting with prayer.
The hostess, assisted by her
daughters, Mrs. Margie Cari and
Miss Sara Jo Costin, served a de-
licious salad plate and iced drinks
to the 17 members present.
MRS. TOM BYRD HOSTESS TO
SUSIE PEACH FOSTER CIRCLE
The Susie Peach Foster Circle of
the Methodist W. S. C. S. met Mon-
day afternoon in the home of Mrs.
Tom Byrd, with Mrs. Chauncey Cos-
tin and Mrs. Walter Johnson pre-
senting the program. The business
session followed, at which time
plans were made fo]r serving the
Methodist Men's Club at its next
During the social hour, the hos-
*tess served delicious refreshments
to eleven members, two new mem-
bers and one visitor.
MRS. HOWELL ENTERTAINS
J. A. M. CLUB .MONDAY
Mrs. W. H. Howell was hostess
Monday evening to members of the
J. A. M. Club, and a session of sew-
ing and visiting was enjoyed by
all. Since it seems today we all live
in such a rush and hurry, no one
gets a chance to visit and be neigh-
borly as in days gone by, so at
these club meetings members en-
joy visiting with one another.
The- hostess served a. delicious
salad plate with baked ham, pine-
apple cake and iced drinks to the
nine members present.
Next meeting of the club will be
with Mrs. A. D. Lawson at her home
on Reid Avenue.
CATHOLICC WOMEN MEET
WITH MRS. JOS. DOWD
The Catholic Woman's Club met
-Monday afternoon with Mrs. Joseph
'Dowd at her home on Garrison Ave-
nue in a joint business and social
Mrs. Bill Whaley, owing to ill
health, resigned the presidency of
the club and Mrs. Robert Tapper.
first vice-president, will act as pres-
ident for the balance of the year.
Mrs. Tapper appointed Mrs. Dowd
as acting vice-president for the va-
'cancy created by her as acting
H oweal',%l n Town
i Walter Howell' of Pensacola is
visiting in town this week.
Pine trees planted today guaran-
tee old age security.
MINUTES OF COUNTY
September 13, 1949
The Board of. County Commis-
sioners of Gulf County, Florida, met
this date in regular session, with
the following members present:
Tobe Gay, chairman; Peter G.
Strange, J. S. Daniel, J. F. Miller
and Basil E. Kenney Jr. Attorney
Campbell, sheriff and the clerk
were also in attendance.
The meeting came to order at 9
a, m. and the following proceedings
Minutes of August 2nd and Au-
gust 23rd meetings were read, ap-
proved and adopted.
The farm agent, county service
officer and home demonstration
agent presented their reports for
the month of August 1949, and the
same were ordered filed in the of-
fice of the clerk of the circuit court
as part of the county records.
Mr. Bud Quest, Ray-Brooks Ma-
chinery Company, Montgomery, Al-
abama, came before the board with
reference to the' county purchasing
a motor grader. No action was
Whereupon there was a motion
by J. S. Daniel, seconded by J. F.
Miller, that Cecil G. Costin Jr., at-
torney for the board of county com-
missioners, be authorized to go be-
fore the state road department in
Tallahassee and request the state
road department to extend the pav-
ing at the south end of Second Ave-
nue of Oak Grove Subdivision (job
5175-105) approximately one hun-
dred and sixty feet to a point
where the storm sewer crosses Sec-
ond Avenue. Upon vote, was unani-
Mrs. Madaeline Whitaker and Mr.
Silas R. Stone came before the
board on behalf of the "Gulf County
Fair Association" and asked the
board to donate $250.00 to the Gulf
County Fair Association to help de-
fray their first years expenses.
Chairman Gay announced that the
board could not' make a donation at
Whereupon the following bills
were presented, examined, approv-
ed and ordered paid from the sev-
eral county funds, to-wit:
General Revenue Fund
Tobe Gay $ 47.50
J. S. Daniel 52.80
Basil E. Kenney Jr. -..----. 53.92
J. F. Miller 55.34
George Y. Core 215.00
F. M. Campbell 23.75
Cecil G. Costin Jr. ........ 23.75
Wilma A. Revell --- ......... 150.00
Mrs. J. A. Glenn -------- 71.25
J. E. Lanier .- 125.00
Mrs. C. G. Rish 71.25
20% Tax Account ------- 22.50
Co. Officers Retirement Fund 30.00
Edd. C. Pridgeon -........--- ... 287.44
Bowen Supply Co. ----.-..--... 11.61
Consolidated Chemical Co... 18.00
OF FINE QUALITY
Here's your chance, men,
to get a good pair of
shoes for Fall at a great
AND TO $9.50
--- BROKEN SIZES ---
WHILE THEY LAST AT
P. F. McDaniel
Buford-Toothaker Co ........ ---
County Retirement System-
M. L. Whitfield
R. R. Rowell
20% Tax Account-------
Sportsman Service Station.-
Gulf Hardware & Supply Co.
Standard Oil Co. ------------
Gulf Drug Co.
McGowin Motor Co .......----
Mrs. Allie Porter ....--------------- 8.00
Mrs. John Bishop -.......------------- 8.00
Mrs. D. E. Cumbie .----... 8.00
Mrs. Mamie Brewer ........---- 8.00
Mrs. Grace Dunlap --- .... 10.00
W. T. Strange 15.00
Eva McKuhen 10.00
J. E. Pridgeon 7.50
Thomas Meriwether ... --- 5.00
D. H. Anderson -- --- 15.00
J. E. Lanier 2.00
Byrd E. Parker 70.45
State TB Sanatorium --.- 37.50
St. Jos. Tel. & Tel. Co. ----. 17.80
Samuel A. Patrick ----- 250.00
Wewa Hardware Co:;---- 3.88
Connell Water Works .--- 18.00
The Star Publishing Co. -- 61.35
Standard Oil Co. --- 305.77
Norman P. Gross & Assoc... 311.33
Gulf Coast Electric Co-op... 34.12
Gulf County Breeze ----- 5.50
Bishop Office Equipment Co. 9.18
Gulf Co. Insurance Agency 185.96
Fine and Forfeiture Fund
Lonie Baxter $ 10.00
J. E. Pridgeon 73.35
Cecil G. Costin Jr. ----...------......- 46.75
Byrd E. Parker 1012.99
F. M. Campbell 46.25
Co. Officers Retirement Fund 2.50
Agriculture and Livestock Fund
Cubie R. Laird $175.00
William H. Linton -............--- 100.00
Leona Taylor 35.00
Road and Bridge Fund
T. D. Whitfield $190.0O
Alvie Kemp 179.70
Thomas Williams ----- 15.00
Alton Hall 168.00
Byrd E. Parker 155.00
St. Joe Hardware Co. .. -- 13.95
M. G. Lewis & Sons Garage 2.15
Alvin McGlon Service Garage 81.48
There being no further business
to come before the board at this
time, it did then adjourn until the
30th day of September, 1949, un-
less called in special session by the
THE..STAB, .PORT ST, JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
I want to express my sincere ap-
preciation to the voters of Port St.
Joe for re-electing me as a member
of the City Commission.
WATSON SMITH *
* FIRST CLASS
* Now Being Offered To Port St. Joe By
* OF PANAMA CITY
* Pickup and Delivery Made Every Thursday
* For Further Information Contact Agent, Superior a
* Dry Cleaners, Phone 227, In Port St. Joe
Poo** V W W'W~-W W-
- FRIDAY SATURDAY
If You Think You Can Beat These Prices At Any Store
In Port St. Joe.
. Just Shop Around!
FRESH YARD EGGS-Dozen __---------45c
PORK SHOULDERS Per Pound _- -------45c
PORK SIDES Per Pound --------- ------32c
GROUND HAMBURGER Per Pound --------45c
HOME-MADE PAN SAUSAGE Per Pound ---.45c
FRESH FIELD PEAS--4 Pounds------ ------25c
All Kinds of Fresh Vegetables At A Price You Can Afford! !
- WE HANDLE ON1Y THE BEST GRADES OF WESTERN MEATS -
RICH'S CURB MARKET
chairman or vice-chair-man..
GEORGE Y. CORE, Clerk.
Modern farming requires more
and greater skills than almost any
Across From Bay High
"' "'iYe ''
1213 Harrison Avenue
t I r '
THE STAR, PORT'ST. JOE, GULF COUNTry, FLORtbA
4H Clubs Planning ,
a visit with their daughter and si- Monthly meetings began in Gulf
ter and family, Mrs. Robert Stans- county schools this week for ap-
berry, in Houston, Texas. Mr. and proximately 330 students who are
Mrs. Ferrell were gone a month, members of 4-H clubs in the county.
and Mrs. McNair two weeks. All County Agent Cubie Laird and Mrs.
report a grand vacation in the Lone Wilma Revell, home demonstration
Star State. agent, state that the four clubs in
the county schools contain approxi-
mately 100 boys and 230 girls.
CLASSIFIED ADS Initial meetings for the current
school term were scheduled for the
SWewahitchka school group on Tues-
FOR RENT day, while the Port St. Joe club met
COTTAGE-Furnished, all electric yesterday afternoon.
kitchen. Phone 201 or 199. 23c According to Laird, projects for
APARTMENT-Modern, unfurnish- boys in tihe extreme southern end
ed; 2 bedrooms, bath. See San- of the county, in and near: Port St.
ders Chitty, phone,341-W. 23* Joe, will differ somewhat from the
FOR RENT-7-room house, close projects carried out in the northern
in. See E. J. Wynn, Fourth Street, part of t4e county, consisting of
City. 9-2 tfc gardens, pigs and poultry. In the
FOR APARTMENTS See The northern end, such projects as for-
Shirey Apartm-ents. tf estry and crops, such as corn, su-
gar cane and potatoes, will be de-
FOR SALE veloped.
SALE-Circulating oil heater Several county 4H boys will have
*th oil drum. Call 311J. 23c exhibits at the Gulf County Fair
scheduled for October 17-22, and at
SPECIAL SERVICES the Jackson County Fair in Mari-
DOES YOUR LAWN NEED anna October 31 to November 5.
For Power Mowing Call
Phone 293-J or 114
WHILE YOU WAIT!
35c Each 2 for 50c
Brooks Hardware and
Sporting Goods Co.
GUEST CHECKS- (100 to pad).
Large, $6 par 100 pads; 10 pads,
75c. Small, $5 per 100 pads; 10 for
40c. Also onionskin "COPY" second
sheets, $2.25 per package of 1000
(don't ask us to break a package).
THE STAR. 10-24tf
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
'M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. ATI visit-
ing companions welcome. Fennon
Talley High Priest; H. R. Maige,
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1.O.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
miesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic hall.
All members urgi'd to attend; visit-
ing brethren invited. Theo Bishop,
iN. G.; F. L. Hill, Secretary.
'MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, I. 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Masonic
iall. Visitors invited. Eliza Lawson,
IN. G.; Mrs. Mary Weeks, Secretary.
MASONIC TEMPLE F & M--
:)ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
A meetings 2nd and 4th Frl-
Members urged to attend;
-visiting brothers welcome. W. L.
.Jordan, W. M.; G. C. AdkTns, Sec.
,IN GULF COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT,
:STATE OF FLORIDA-IN CHANCERY.
,GRACIE VAN CAMP, Plaintiff,
.JOHN R. VAN CAMP, Defendant.
'On Monday, the 17th day of October, A.D.
1949, the defendant, John R. Van Camp, is
required to appear to the bill filed against
This order to be published once each week
for four consecutive weeks in The Star, a
newspaper published in said Gulf County,
Witness my hanA and seal this 13th day
S teGEORGE Y. CORE,
EAL) Clerk Circuit Court.
lIL G. COSTIN, Jr., 9-16
licitor for Plaintiff. 10-5
(Continued from page 1)
side the city limits, but that at the
request of citizens of the town it
was built in its present location.
Mayor J. L. Sharit stated that he
felt a $2,000,000 assessment of the
mill was fair and just. Commis-
sioner B. B. Conklin, disagreeing,
said that he felt it would be emi-
nently unfair if the mill be assessed
by the city for less than the county
valuation and that the mill go on
the rolls at $2,350,000. Upon vote
of the commission, the motion was
When asked what the assessed
valuation of property in the .city
was last year, Mayor Sharit stated
that it was $1,740,000, and with the
mill on the rolls for a total assessed
valuation of $4,090,000, he was of
the opinion that the present millage
could be reduced about one-third.
Approximately 35 citizens were
present at the meeting, several of
them taking part in thje discussion
on the mill assessment and a num-
ber questioning valuation of their
property as placed on the city's
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ALL-STEEL BODY gives roomy comfort for si3
adults, with extra visibility all around.
SEATS REMOVABLE to provide truck-size load
space. Even with all seats in, the 'Jeep' Station
J Wagon has 10% to 29% MORE sable lug-
gage space than competitive sedans.
SMOOTH-RIDING, with independent front-
wheel suspension and low-pressure tires.
/ AMAZING GAS MILEAGE from 'Jeep' Engine
and standard-equipment overdrive.
LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
PORT ST. JOE, FLORID-A
yg/OV*IHEONLY8UCHTIRES INTHE WORQIj
0 The tires that originated and pioneered the Air Ride prin-.
ciple of more air at less pressure.
The tires that make old cars feel like new.
The tires that give you a quality of steering control. never
0 The tires that have never been successfully imitated o .
duplicated-unrivaled' in durability and performance.
All those having accounts
with Century Loan Co. of
Port St. Joe, are urged to
contact the undersigned on
or before October 8.
Claude T. Porter
908 Jenks Avenue
Phone 1596J Panama City, Fla.
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
Aik Ali L
ImlITarn TATfS RUBBER COMPANY
SWA~odSAW --E MIERE 10AY/
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
Phone 388 Port St. Joe, Florida
Home From Visit In Texas
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Ferrell and
daughter, Mrs. Lillian McNair, re-
turned Thursday of last week from
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Port St. Joe, Florida