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VOLUME XIII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1949 NUMBER 6
les Tax Pennies
Jingle Into Tills
Transactions Are Slowed In
Some Cases and Many
Despite pre-November 1 threats
of rebellion voiced by many resi-
dents of Port St. Joe over the three
per cent sales tax shoved down
their throats by the recent special
session of the legislature, the city.
has been quiet since merchants be-
gan collecting the levy Tuesday,
and no one, as far as we know, has
seceded from the state of Florida
nor called for a tea party ala Bos-
Some local merchants have con-
fessed that they are a bit confused
and are collecting the tax on just
about everything in order to be on
the safe side of the obnoxious law.
In many cases over-the-counter sales
are slowed up somewhat due to the
fact that clerks and customers have
not yet got the matter of the tax
down pat at this time. However, as
time goes on, the matter of how
much tax on how much sale will
become practically automatic if
the blamed thing isn't made a "gen-
eral" tax by a second special ses-
sion of the legislature.
While it has been pounded into
everybody's head for some time
-past, we repeat: The tax affects
general retail sales with the excep-
tion of groceries, colthtag under'
$10, medicine :and farm supplies;
also taxed are amusement admis-
sions of more than 40 cents, res-
taurant meals, lodgings occupied
for I.s than six months, and rental
of most. personal property.
Drug stores and restaurants re-
port some confusion from the rul-
ing that a tax is payable on the to-
tal cost of refreshments served to
a group, even though each member
-pays his own check (wonder what
jughead thought up that foolish
piece of business?) That holds true
,even if each has a nickel cup of
coffee, which would not be taxable
The tax, begins at 9c-anything
(Continued on page 8)
Sharks Tangle With
Frink Team Tonight
DeFuniak Springs Plays Here Ar-
mistice Day; Locals Play
At Bonifay Nov. 18
The Port St. Joe Sharks will
swing back- into action tonight
when they tangle with the Frink
high eleven in a game to be played
at Centennial Field, with kickoff
time set for 8:30.
After an open date last week, the
Sharks have been training hard for
the title tonight, which will be a
non-conference affair. After this
game the Sharks will meet the big
Walton team of DeFuniak Springs
-here on November 11, then travel
to Bonifay on November 18. The
last scheduled game will be with
Altha here on November 25.
In the Northwest Florida Confer-
ence race so far, the Sharks have a
record of one victory, one loss and
one tie. They have won two non-
Guests From Graceville
Mr. and Mrs. Ivey Williams had
as their guests last week the lat-
ter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Watford of Graceville.
Old Man Winter
Drops In Suddenly
Old Man Winter dropped into
Port St. Joe this week and caught
many residents with their stoves
The cold front moved into St.
Joe Monday shortly after noon
and shoved the temperature down
to about 50 degrees from an esti-
mated 75-and Monday night the
thermometer showed a cool 42.
The cold weather was still with
.us as we went to press, and old-
timers, who know the signs, say
we shouldn't be too optimistic
about warmer weather returning
right away, for the cold shows
signs of sticking aroundfor some
So, if you haven't already got
out your long-handled woolies, do
so now if you want to keep warm.
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Seen As Trade Aid
Dam and Lock At Chatta-
hoochee Forerunner To
Rising slowly between the steep
bluffs of the Apalachicola River
near Chattahoochee is a mighty
forerunner of future industrial de-
velopmenit for Northwest Florida,
and Port St. ..Joe in particular with
the finest harbor on the Gulf be-
tween New Orleans" and TaMpa-
the Jim Woodruff dam and lock.
Army engineers expect that by
1953 three huge turbines will be
generating 30,000 kilowatts of elec-
tricity which will provide energy
for industries it is hoped will be
attracted to this section by the
power, raw materials and coastal
The 6,130-foot dam will back up
the waters of the Flint and Chatta-
hoochee Rivers, which flow into
the Apalachicola just upstream. It
will create a 37,500-acre reservoir
and, located only a few hundred
yards from U. S. Highway 90, the
artificial lake will provide ideal
fishing and boating for vacationers
from the southeastern states.
The completed dam will rise to a
height of 107 feet above sea level
at midstream. Its total cost will be
Already a long overflow dike has
been completed. Now crews of men
and bulldozers are clearing the site
of a $9,000,000 fixed-crest spillway
The lock will be the first link in
a nine-foot barge channel extend-
ing up the Flint to Bainbridge, and
up the Chattahoochee to Columbus,
Ga. An engineer prospectus esti-,
mated that the link, connecting
with the intracoastal waterway
which serves Port St. Joe will stim-
ulate industrial development.
The engineers have four dam and
power projects planned for the Ap-
systems, with a total cost of $132,-
000,000 involved. Together they will
develop 249,300 kilowatts of elec-
tric energy. This power will be
made available to users in Florida,
Georgia and Alabama.
In Navy Hospital for Treatment
Joe LeHardy was carried to the
navy hospital at Pensacola Satur-
day by the Comforter ambulance,
where he is undergoing treatment.
Mrs. LeHardy accompanied her
husband to Pensacola, returning
CITY'S BUSINESS NOW TRANSACTED IN NEW BUILDING City Dads Place
Stamp of Approval
On 1950 Budget
I iRides "As Is" Despite Sug-
S+ gested Cuts By Inter-
.P- rs... tested Citizens
All city offices have now been moved into Port St. Joe's new munici-
pal building (above), as well as the Port St. Joe Municipal Library,
and last Tuesday night the city commission met for the first time in
the spacious room provided for its use, sitting around a handsome ma-
hogany table fit for the use of a king. -Photo by Maige
Parking Meter Offer
Is Rejected By City
Commission Feels Installation o
Gadgets Is Matter Strictly
Up To Merchants
J. M. Perkins of Gainesville, rep
resenting the M. H. Rhodes Mete:
Company of Hartford, Conn., 7ap
peared before the city commission
Tuesday night with an offer to in
stall parking meters on Reid Ave
nue, stating that he had met witl
the Retail, Merchants Association
recently and had infomned them hi
would be at the Commission meet
ing with an offer to solve the park
B. W. Eells stated that the mer
chants were trying out a plan t(
(Continued on page 8)
License for Peddlers
Is Boosted To $10(
At request of the Port St. Joe Re
tail Merchants' Association, the li
cense for peddlers or hawkers ii
the city was boosted from $50 to
$100 by the board of city commis
sioners at its meeting Tuesday eve
An emergency ordinance was
passed at the meeting amending
the previous licensing ordinance.
The Memorial Library will bi
open for business on Tuesdays anm
Saturday from 3 to 5:30 p. m. in
future at the new location in th(
municipal building on 5th Street.
Holdup Develops In
S Monument Paving
f Public Meeting Will Be Held In
Effort To Iron Out
- It was brought out at the city
r commission meeting Tuesday night
?- that paving and widening of Mon-
n ument Avenue through the city by
- the state highway department is
- temporarily stymied due to the fact
h that two property owners, T. H.
n Stone and A. D. Lawson, while be-
em ilng utSVor- 'the project, have
- filed objections.
- Mr. Stone finds that widening of
Monument will place the roadway
- almost up against his home at the
o corner of Fifth Street and Monu-
(Continued on page 7)
Fish Rodeo Is Being
) Sponsored By Lodge
- A fresh water fish rodeo will be
i- sponsored by the Moose lodge be-
n ginning tomorrow, November 5, and
o continuing through November 30.
- The contest is open to all mem-
- bers of Port St. Joe Moose Lodge
No. 1035 who are in good standing.
s List of prizes and rules of the
g contest may be secured from O. M.
"Doc" Morton at the Moose club.
Prizes will be awarded for six dif-
ferent species of fish.
e We can expect many tall tales of
d "the big one that got away" after
n the contest closes and prizes are
e awarded contestants for their "min-
This is a true but tragic tale--
tragic for the victim, that is.
Last week Ruth Glenn Ramsey
discovered a chicken snake in
the George Cooper yard and im-
mediately called Mrs. Cooper, who
in turn called Franklin Jones, the
next door neighbor, to come over
and kill the varmint.
Seizing a hoe, Franklin sent
the intruder to the happy hunt-
ing grounds, or wherever it is a
good snake goes upon his de-
mise, and the trio then noticed an
egg-shaped swelling about half-
way down the length of the cor-
pus delicti. Thinking it was an
egg, they hit it with the hoe
handle-but it wouldn't break.
After performing a cesarean
operation on the victim, using
the hoe as a scalpel, it was dis-
covered the "egg" really was an
egg-but a wooden nest egg. The
snake had swallowed it and was
unable to digest it.
Upon telling the story around
the neighborhood, Mrs. Cooper
discovered that the nest egg be-
longed to Carl Armstrong, who
had missed it about two months
previously. He had asked their
colored maid if she had taken it
home with her by mistake in a
batch of real eggs. and had also
accused his small daughter, Cora
Lee of having purloined the egg
for play purposes.
The egg is now back in the
Armstrong hen house performing
the duty for which it was made-
deluding poor unsuspecting hens.
Wooden Egg Is Too Much for Snake
Several interested property own-
ers were on hand Tuesday night at
the meeting of the city commission
in an attempt to have the proposed
1950 budget clipped here and there
for the purpose of lowering millage
from the 18 set to perhaps 15 or 16
mills-but their pleas were in vain.
B. W. Eells was the main spokes-
man, presenting several items that
he thought could be cut, among
them being operation of the munici-
pal hospital, the scavenger and fire
departments, and park mainten-
It was brought out that $7,500
has been set up in the budget to
take care of an estimated deficit in
operation of the hospital, which
brought this comment from Cecil
Costin: "What is the trouble with
the hospital? It seems to me it is
putting a heavy burden on the tax-
payers year after year to keep the
institution operating, and I think it
would be best to lease it and take
it out from under city operation, or
else change the name to 'Charity
Hospital' instead of municipal."
Mayor Jake Belin stated that it
was the hope of the commission to
get the hospital on a more solid op-
erating basis within the next year.
Eells suggested that the item of
$5000 for a new fire' truck down
payment be eliminated and the pur-
chase of the vehicle made at some
later date. "You are going on the
assumption that it will save that
much in lowered insurance rates,"
he said, "but I question that. The
best thing would be to have one
paid fireman to get insurance re-
Fire Chief Dan Brooks broke in
at this point to state that with two
trucks and a paid fireman would
considerably reduce rates, and fur-
ther pointed out that the present
truck is 11 years old and badly in
need of overhaul. "We can't have it
(Continued on page 7)
Will End Tonight
Many During Past Week Hear Dr.
Calhoun of Foster Sreet
' The final service of a week-long
revival being conducted at the
Methodist Church will be held this
evening at 7:30. The revival began
last Sunday, and during the inter-
vening days a large number of per-
sons have heard talks by Dr. W. F.
Calhoun, pastor of the Foster Street
Methodist Church of Dothan, Ala.,
the guest minister.
On Tuesday night the Methodist
Men's Fellowship attended in a
body and received recognition for
their part in the local church pro-
A study on "The Principles of
Methodism" was begun last Sun-
day when the young adult Sunday
school class attended a breakfast
at Hotel St. Joe. followed with a
Bible lesson on the above topic.
Visiting Daughter and Family
Mrs. A. N. Hester of Climax, Ga.,
is visiting here with her daughter
and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
*AETOTESAPR T OGL OUTFOIAFIANVME ,14
Personals --- Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
WOMAN'S CLUB VIEWS FILMS
AND HEARS U.S.O. SPEAKER
The November meeting of the
Port St. Joe Woman's Club was
held Tuesday night in the club
rooms at the Centennial Building.
Following a brief business ses-
sibn during which a committee
made up of Mrs. H. C. Brown, chair-
man, Mrs. L. P. Sutton and Mrs. S.
B. Shuford, was appointed to com-
plete arrangements for the band
rally to be held here December 9
and 10, the meeting was turned
over to Mrs. B. R. Gibson. chair-
man of the committee on American
Citizenship and international rela-
Mrs. Gibson had as her guest
Miss Catherine Nix, who screened
three films, "Democracy At Work
In Puerto Rico," "The House I
Live In," starring Frank Sinatra,
and "America and Sons, Unlim-
ited." Following showing of these
films, a general discussion was
held on their subject matter.
Miss Greta Rouse of Jessup, Ga.
field representative for the USO,
was a guest of the club, and told
members of plans to establish a
USO in Port St. Joe.
At the conclusion of the meeting
the hostesses for the evening, Mrs.
Evelyn Holley and Mrs. Roy Hall-
man, served cookies and hot choco-
late to the members present.
.... -.. .....'
EMORV McARTHUR HONORED
LAST FRIDAY ON BIRTHDAY
Emory McArthur celebrated his
sixth birthday with a delightful
party Friday afternoon of last week
at the McArthur home on Hunter's
( Circle Var'o'u ganies, ini.ludinri
"-' bobbibnn'- 6o)- a'p)ple. \ e en!j:oved,
by about 20 small guests, after
which Mrs. McArthur, assisted by
Mrs. b. W. Tubb and Mrs. C. R.
Garraway, served ice cream and
cake. Each child received as a fa-
vor a Hallowe'en party basket
filled with Hallowe'en candy. The
honoree was the recipient of many
Enjoying the occasion with Emory
were Evie Allen, Cristi and George
Duren, Kathleen Dowd, Janice Nell
Gaskin, Chesley Fensom, Charlene,
Beth and TMary Garraway, Jeanette
McKee, Tony Maige, Marie Talley,
Connie and Bobby Munn, Harvey
Pitts, Sonny Temple and Linda
J. A. M. CLUB IN MEETING
WITH MRS. E. PRIDGEON
WALTER WILDER OBSERVES
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Wilder hon-
ored their son, Walter, on his llth
birthday last Saturday night with a
party at the Wilder home. Various
games were enjoyed by all, with
prizes going to Billy Johnson and
Gail Bateman. The Hallowe'en mo-
tif was carried out in decorations
and refreshments, and small black
and orange baskets filled with Hal-
lowe'en candy and bubble gum were
given as favors.
During the evening ice cream and
cake were served to Gail Bateman,
Sonjia Anne Blount, Madolyn Mc-
Farland, Bary Etta Chafin, Julia
Brewton, Rachel Wimberly, Mary
Agnes Culpepper, Billy M. Johnson,
W. L. Smith, John Stevens, Frankie
LeHardy, Jackie Mitchell, Wayne
Davis, Fred Wages, Robert Wal-
ters, Jack Davis and Jimmy Mar-
Mrs. Wilder was assisted in en-
tertaining and serving by Mrs. T.
E. Parker Jr., and Misses Irene
and Betty Ruth Wilder.
The honoree was the recipient
of many lovely gifts from his
guests, all of whom wished him
many more happy birthdays.
BAPTIST W. M: U. ENJOYS
The fifth Monday stewardship
program was observed by the Bap-
tist W. M. U. Monday afternoon at
the church with Mrs. E. C. Cason,
president, in charge. "-
The meeting was opened with
song, "Let Others See Jesus In
You," followed with prayer by Mrs.
W C. P idgeon and the devotional
b'. Mrs:. !'J iDaugltirv the tdpfic,
"God Requires Faithfulness In the
Scriptures," was developed by Mrs.
Wesley Ramsey, Mrs. J. 0. Baggett,
Mrs. L. J. Keels, Mrs. E. R. Du-
Bose, Mrs. C. M. Palmer and Mrs.
E. C. Cason, The meeting was then
closed with prayer by Mrs. E. H.
The business meeting will be
held at the church next Monday,
and all members are urged to be
ST. JAMES ANNUAL SUPPER
The annual church meeting and
supper of St. James' Episcopal
Church will be held at 6:30 next
Thursday evening in the parish
house. Films will be shown to chil-
dren during time of the business
meeting. All communicants and
The regular meeting of the J. A. their families are urgently re-
M. Club was held Monday night at quested to attend.
the home of Mrs. E. C. Pridgeon Jr. i W >T
-on Third Street. An hour of visit-' LEGION SUPPER NEXT FRIDAY
ing and sewing, was enjoyed by all
present, after which the hostess
served a congealed salad, baked
ham, pear relish, pumpkin pie and
coffee to the nine members and
one visitor present.
The next meeting of the club will
be with Mrs. S. C. Pridgeon in her
home at White City, and all mem-
bers are urged to be present, as
at that time names for Christmas
pals will be drawn.
WESLEYAN GUILD MEETS
The Wesleyan Service Guild met
Thursday night of last week at the
Methodist parsonage. Mrs. E. C.
Cason was in charge of the program
and introduced the new Bible study
on "Women of the Scriptures," with
Mrs. Laura Brake leading in teach-
ing the first chapter. Cake. and
coffee were served by Mrs. George
Suber and Mrs. Loyd Tubb.
Return To Home In Maryland
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bedewell
left Sunday to return to their home
in Cardiff, Md., after a few days'
visit here with the latter's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Brinson.
Willis V. Rowan Post 116, Am-
erican Legion, will serve a chicken
'n dumpling supper for members
and their families and some in-
vited guests next Friday evening,
November 11, at 7:30 o'clock, EST,
in the Legion home, corner Third
Street and Williams Avenue.
GIRL SCOUTS HEAR MAYOR
Girl Scout Troop 2 met Tuesday
at the parish house and were hon-
ored to have Mayor J. C. Belin as
guest. He spoke to them on regu-
lations and precautions to be taken
in the city limits and elsewhere in
regard to the building of fires.
Students Home Over Week-end
St. Joe lads and lassies attend-
ing Florida State University, Tal-
lahassee, who were home over the
week-end were Peggy Hardy, Betty
Sue McPhaul, James Chatham, Bill
Fleming, Tom Simpson, Jack Ma-
hon, Howard Kelly and Bill Nix.
Mr. and Mrs. Otha Rowan and
sons of Quincy were-Sunday guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Coburn.
AND SUNDAY SERVICES
. . . I . . 1'
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Worship service.
6:30 p. m.-All children's and
young people's meetings.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. in.-Morning service. ,
6:15 p. m.-B. T. U.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
21st Sunday after Trinity
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
9:30 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Holy communion.
Saturday, Nov. 5 Young Peo-
ple's Fellowship, 8 p. m.
Monday, Nov. 7-Meeting of day
circle of Woman's Auxiliary in the
parish house, 3:30 p. in.
Tuesday, Nov, .8-Adult instruc-
tion class, 8 p. m.
Wednesday, Nov. 9 Choir re-
hearsal, 7:30 p. m.
Thursday, Nov. 10-Annual par-
ish supper and parish meeting at
6:30 p. m.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH
Rev. Bill Britton, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
8:00 p. m.--Evangelistic service,
Wednesday, 8"-00 p. m.-Special
study on "The Jewish Tabernacle."
Friday, 7:30 p. m.-Young peo-
ple's C. A. service.
Saturday, 8 p. m.-Messages on
the Holy Spirit, baptism and speak-
ing in tongues.
BAY VIEW METHODIST CHURCH
Worship service each Sunday
morning at 10 o'clock.
Church school following worship
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. Inl.
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.
Rev. S. J. Allen, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
Wednesday, 8:00 p. m. -Prayer
Friday, 3 p. m.-Junior Bible Club.
Saturday, 7:30 p. m.-Youth Fel-
Preaching services Sunday eve-
ning at 8 o'clock at Beacon Hill.
Home From Vacation
Miss Alma Baggett returned Mon-
day from a 16-day vacation. While
away she visited in New Orleans
with Miss Bernice Posey, in Fort
Worth, Texas, with Rev. and Mrs.
Maurice Fain, and in San Luis
Obispo, Calif., with Mr. and Mrs. J.
M. Baggett. She reported a wonder-
Attending Home-Coming Game
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Drake left
yesterday for Auburn, Ala., to at-
tend the home-coming football tilt
tomorrow. While there they will
visit with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Drake.
Hank will return home Sunday,
and Mrs. Drake will continue on to
Atlanta, Ga., where she will visit
her sisters, Mrs. Lillie Yancy and
Mrs. Knowle Tucker.
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays'
Mr. and Mrs. P. T. McCormick of
Highland View announce the ar-
rival of a daughter on Friday, Oc-
tober 28, at the municipal hospital.
The little lady has been named
It's Twins for the Staffords
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Stafford an-
nounce the birth of twins, a boy
and' a girl, on October 30 at a Pan-
ama City hospital. James Benton
weighed in at 5/4 pounds, while
Juniper Ann tipped the scales at
51/2 pounds. Mrs. Stafford was a
former employee of the Lilius jew-
elry store here.
Patient At Hospital
Friends of Mrs. Alex Young will
regret to learn that she is a patient
at the local hospital.
Spend Week-end Here
Dr. and Mrs. D. H. Anderson of
Wewahitchka spent the week-end
here as guests of Dr. and Mrs. W.
Send The Star to a. friend.
Visitor From Alabama
Bob Jones and Miss Patsy O'Day
Jones spent Tuesday in Headland,
Ala., with Bob's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. G. Jones. They were ac-
companied home by Mrs. Jones for
a visit here.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our sincere
appreciation to the friends who
were so kind and helpful during
the bereavement of our husband,
father and brother. We also want
to thank Rev. L. J. Keels for his
comforting words and the friends
for the beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. H. M. Hammdck
Albert Q. Hammock.
Dr. Charles Reicherter
RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
HOURS: S TO S PHONE S60
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
PHOTO CHRISTMAS CARDS
For Christmas Cards that can be cherished through
the years, send Photo Christmas Cards this year.
We invite you to come in and look over our selection of cards
and compare our prices. No orders accepted after November 25.
MAIGE PHOTO LAB
PORT THEATER BUILDING PHONE 354
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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
r_-- November 7 and 8;
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1949
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FOR MEN 79c VALUE!
2 for $1.00
Published Weekly B1
Pert St. Joe, FlOra
V lI ,IVJ ,
IT'S BOYLES LAST
A Closeout 51 Gauge, First
HANES NYLON NUDES
WHILE THEY LAST
Tlpa Prom Aeree. Sw
Coupiur T* Wise
, November 4, 1949
dollar Days Ring the Value Bell! Savings for Everybody At Boyles
Men's Fancy Dollar Days!
D R E SS S 0 C K S 36", Fast Color Eighty-Square
Pairs $ 1.00 PRINTS 3 yds. $1.00
No More At This Low Price!
Our Aisles Will Not Show On
MEN'S STAR BRAND 16"
ACE BOOTS $7.00 pr.
oys' 8 Ounce Sanforized Waistband
2 Pairs for $3.00
SIZES 4 TO 16
pencer's Double Thick Fine Cotton
5 Pairs for $1.00
Sizes 0 to 3. Single thick 4 to 12.
Your Dollars Have More Cents At Boyles
BOYS' PLAID FLANNEL
Sport Shirts 2 for $3.00
Sizes 8 to 18
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for Boys and Girls 2 to 8
2000 Yards (5 400-Yard Spools)
J. & P. COATS
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LAST BIG DOLLAR DAYS EDITION FOR 19491
DEAR SHOPPERS-This page is so full of DOLLAR DAY
VALUES we have little space to say more just a tip that
many more Dollar Bargains await you other than those men-
tioned here! We didn't, say a word about Seamprufe and
Artemis Slips, Lovable Bras, Nylon Garter Belts and Gossard
Foundation Garments (some will cost several dollars).
We predict this to be the Greatest Dollar Days ever staged
at Boyles! Our store is brimming full of new fall merchan-
dise with a thrill in every item. We must make space for
Holiday Merchandise, and these Dollar Days Values will bring
savings to every thrifty shopper who takes them!
You'll be smart to visit this store Friday, Saturday and Mon-
day during BOYLES LAST 1949 DOLLAR DAYS!
Yours for A Dollar Days Thrill,
S' R. GLENN BOYLES.
Dollar Days Are Happy Days For Thrifty Shoppers!
EIGHTY-SQUARE, $2.95 QUALITY
COTTON FROCKS each $2.00
SIZES FOR MISSES AND WOMEN
THREE BIG GROUPS NEW
FALL FROCKS----$5 $8 $10
Juniors, Half Sizes and Misses. NEVER BEFORE SUCH VALUES!
TILLIE TYLER SANFORIZED BROADCLOTH
SHIRTMAKER BLOUSES 2 for $3.00
Sizes 32 to 46. White, Pink, Blue, Maize, Assorted Stripes and Checks!'
x JThis Is Boyles Last Big Dollar Days In 1949!
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c LACE CURTAINS 2 pairs $5.00
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NOVEMBER 4- 5- 7
79c Quality, Elastic Leg Briefs
2 Pair for $1.00
Sizes 5, 6, 7. White, Tea Rose
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1949
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
.GE S E-" GL O TVE 4 14,
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SIrITn, Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad Mlan, Pressman, Floor M1an,
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
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
ANENT THE SALES TAX
We had intended going all out editorially this
week on what we thought of the state sales tax
which went into effect Tuesday, but, being ter-
ribly rushed in the job printing department, we
haven't the time to sit down and ponder the sit-
uation, so we're reprinting the following from
Earl Sellers' Washington County News (Chip-
ley), which we think is pretty good:
The older we grow the more we learn-at
times, that is-we think. Now comes a communi-
cation from our state comptroller, the Hon. C.
M. Gay, advising that we (like all other business
operators in the state) must pay a dollar now or
within thirty days from November 1 for a "cer-
tificate of permission" to do business as a dealer
(and become a tax collector), or something to
that effect. He can't help it-the special session
boys thought that one up for him. '
But, the fact is, we must pay that dollar for
a certificate which will "entitle, permit, qualify,
authorize, or otherwise privilege" us to collect
that scattered sales tax from our customers for
the state. Out-of-state dealers will be permitted
to "ride free" the notice says-that is, they will
not be required to pay the state a dollar for the
privilege of collecting the tax. Fine thing.
Now, all we got to do is write out a check for
a buck, send it over to Tallahassee, wait for our
certificate-and when it arrives, we will be a full-
fledged and "licensed" dealer authorized under
state law as a tax collector.
The notice didn't say what the buck would be
used for, but we feel sure the special session
boys thought of that. Perhaps it could go into a
"pot" to-help pay Fuller's car out of hock, or
maybe it will go into a fund to make up the dif-
ference of what this new law's gonna cost to ad-
minister and what the state will realize after all
the loopholes have been used in the way of evad-
ing, etc. Anyway, we guess we might as well
hurry our buck over to Tallahassee and get our
certificate-and be in on the ground floor as one
of the new army of tax collectors the state will
sport until the next session of the legislature
comes along and makes this tax "general" and
Our president, our senators, congressmen, rep-', a nl
S'-i hind us, on all sides, and unless
resentatives, governors, and all of the little poli- sumthin is dood about 'em, we're
ticians have lost the word "Subtraction" from goin' to find ourselves in one hel-
their vocabularies. And every last one of them uva. mess. And this here new sales
needs a course in the School of Hard Knocks on itax law which Florida has-why,
they even charge the poor old mer-
the subject of earning a dollar before it is spent. chant a buck so that he kin collect
Every person in the U. S. A. now owes more, as the tax fer the state. Now ain't
his part of the public debt, on an average, 'than that the hight of sumthin or other?
he is worth or can pay in his lifetime. If some- Yours with the low down,
body don't wake up and use some good judg- -________
ment, this country is headed to being plain Now At Palace Bar.her Shop
BROKE.-Buford (Ga.) Advertiser. W. M. "Skip" Skipper, with the
Cooper 'Barber Shop for several
A moons back, is .now holding .down
At a Florida casino, a husband gave his wife, a chair at,the Palace Barber Shop.wn
I a chair at, the Palace Barber Shop.
who had never played roulette, $200 to gamble.
When she asked what number she should play, a Black pearls are very valuable
friend suggested she choose her age number, because they are rare.
She placed $100 on 28; the ball rolled around 4- Reie
and landed in 32. The gal promptly fainted. Miser f,
The chief concern of government is the mak-
ing of laws to straighten out the mess it made by
making.other laws. 6 6 .6 Sa. .S r
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star I
Telephone System Being Improved
For some time past, line crews of
the St. Joseph Telephone & Tele-'
graph Company have been busy in-
stalling new poles .in preparation
for replacing of present wires with
approximately five miles of cable
to give customers better service
when the exchange is moved into
the Florida Bank building, now
Five Seek School Trustee Jobs
Five candidates, B. A. Pridgeoil,
B. B. Conklin, W. A. Smith, W. E.
Murdock and Jesse Smith, have
qualified for the school election to
be held next Tuesday, at which
time voters of the Port St. Joe,
district will name three.
Lighted Buoys for Bay
A much-needed facility for St.
Joseph's. Bay, lighted buoys to
mark the channel, are now assured,
according to word received by the
chamber of commerce. The equip-
ment will include two large buoys
for the channel entrance and six
Mr. and Mrs. 0. L. Roberts are
announcing the arrival of a ten-
pound daughter on October 31.
Welfare League Organized
A group of local women, com-
posed of Mrs. H. A. Kidd, Mrs. L.
E. Robertson, Mrs. E. Clay Lewis,
Mrs. Joe Mira, Mrs. Edward Mc-
Gowin'and Mrs. George L. Snow-
den, have formed what is to be
known as "The Port St. Joe Wel-
fare League" for the purpose of es-
tablishing a fund to provide hos-
pital care for the destitute in emer-
gencies. The work is being done in
co-operation with the Gulf county
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays'
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longer lasting, easier to maintain.
FIRST passenger-and-utility vehicle ever offered with choice.
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FIRST utility car planned in every detail as a dual-purpose
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THE LOW DOWN
Editor The Starr:
Some gent once sed that the only
law that'd git his OK wuz one to
re-peel a flock of existing' laws. Sum
of my literary friends must've told
me the gent's name-I've fergot-
ten-but he wuz a wize hombre, I
To adminster the laws of this
here land of the free, the hole U.
S. jist oozes with cort houses, law-
yers, judges, jurys. Every dag-
nabbed citizun, iffen he's to stay
outen jail, needs a lawyer at his
elbow. Even iffen you stay home,
never go out, you kin git into
trubble by jist failin' to report to
the inkum-tax man that you got a
extry buck and a half inkum fer a
bushel of apples you sold to Clar-
ence Pridgeon's store last year.
The is laws in fruntf nf lus ho-
FR16AY, NOVEMBER 4, 1949
THE S~mR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORivA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1949 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLQRIDA PAGE FIVE
MARCH OF DIMES CHAIRMAN
As Perry Entry
The mark of a "John H. Perry"
candidate this week was branded
on the back of Senatorial Aspirant
George A. Smathers, Miami, after
the New York City Publisher of
the afternoon Journal here de-
parted for his Palm Beach winter
home after talking things over here
with "my candidate-who's the best
bet to beat Pepper."
Publisher Perry, owner of sev-
eral Florida dailies and radio sta-
tions and upward of 20 weeklies in
the state, was quoted in Time as
unblushingly telling its newsmen
prior to the last Florida guberna-
torial primaries: "I will name the
next governor of Florida."
He supported the loser, Dan Mc-
Perry held several conferences
here with Smathers, reported on
the verge of announcing, and was
said to have had his fingers in the
reported deal whereby Smathers
was said to have accepted $250,000
cash from Ohio Republicans to en-
ter the race and keep Pepper busy
in Florida and out of the Ohio pri-
maries where GOP Senator Robert
A. Taft seeks re-election with presi-
dential aspirations in the offing.
The same sources were said to
fear that it is not out of the realm
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Dr. J. Hillis Miller, president of
the University of Florida, who
has been appointed Florida state
chairman of the 1950 March of
Dimes. He will be in over-all
charge of planning and organiz-
ing the annual fund-raising ap-
peal to be conducted in January.
of possibility that Pepper some day
nmay head the Democratic ticket.
Although classed botanically with
the yellow pine family, the uses and
physical properties of Ponderosa
pine align it with the white pines.
George Bateman of Bristol, who
has been employed at the Wim-
berly Motor Company for the past
six months, has opened a garage
at the Shell station on Monument
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Visitor From Mobile
Mrs. Sam J. Belich of 'Mobile,
Ala.. is visiting here this week
with Mrs. Grace Hewitt and Mrs.
Marie H. Taylor.
Florida's forests are its only re-
newable natural resource.
Maybe it's on the floor-in your closet. ,.
For every pair of worn shoes, you can put
back in service will repay you several dol-
lars in wear at today's shoe prices.
Pick up that money. Bring in your worn
shoes and let us make them like new
-o-at little cost.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1949
;rHE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLO.RIDA
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PAG SI H TR OTS.JE UFCUTFOIAFIANVME ,14
Would Have Santa
To Suit Florida
Editor Suggests That Xmas
Cards Have Palms and
Sunshine, Not Snow
By RUSSELL KAY
My friend Allen Andrews, for
Many years publisher of the Ameri-
can Eagle of Estero, an authority
on tropical plants and flowers and
a Florida booster first, last and al-
ways, has a pet peeve and writes
me as follows:
"With the approach of the holi-
day season, Florida stores will be-
gin stocking up with the usual line
of Christmas cards depicting scenes
of snow and ice, bare trees and
"The original Christmas w as
staged in a' semi-tropic land of
bright skies, waving palm trees,
verdant oases, sandy wastes and
"For us residents of sunny Flor-
ida to mail out to northern friends
each year these frigid Christmas
cards is about as absurd and inap-
propriate as would be the mailing
of tropical postcards from Alas}ra.
"As Floridians, let us refuse to
longer perpetuate this fantastic
Nordic legend by boycotting these
frigid Christmas cards. In its stead
is suggested a state-wide movement
to send out to our friends in the
frozen North nothing but Florida
"Old Santa, idol of the kids,
should not, of course, be abolished.
But why not bring him down to
(date, coming to Florida by plane
to spend the Christmas holidays,
dressed in slacks and T-shirt? The-
kids would love it and the plan
would arouse nation-wide publicity.
"Hlow about giving it a boost?"'
Well, Allen, it is rather hard to
concentrate on Christmas with the'
perspiration running off the end of
any nose, but it does look like you
liave something there.
As you say, if everyone in Flor-
IJda were to snub these frigid cards
;and flood the North with Florida
-cards depicting sunny skies, bright
flowers and typical Florida scenes,
together with an appropriate holi-
.-day greeting, it would be much
more effective than those barren
:scenes of ice and snow.
More startling would be the ap-
jpearance of Santa Claus in slacks
and a T-shirt, and I imagine this
-would be harder to accomplish, for
,even as well known as the old boy
is, I doubt if he would be recog-
nized in such attire.
Rob the poor old gentleman of
his traditional red suit and he would
i'e out of business as far as kids,
and I daresay grownups too, are
concerned. He might get by flying
an airplane provided he retained
his usual garb, but picture him in
slacks, sport shirt and a straw hat
and no matter how big a sack he
carried or how long his beard, he
just wouldn't click.,
Your idea is laudable, but age-
old customs and practices are
pretty hard to change. Personally,
I want my Santa Claus just as I
remember him from early child-
hood-a fat, jolly, white-whiskered
gentleman in a bright red suit
trimmed in fur-and I like his old-
fashioned mode of transportation,
too, and would miss the' sleigh and
While your idea of Florida cards
for Christmas is fine and would be
more appropriate for Floridians to
use than the frigid type you men-
tion, it is my opinion that the best
cards of all are those that convey
the real meaning of Christmas and
remind us of the Birth of Christ
with scenes that show the Babe in
the -manger, the shepherds watch-
ing their flocks by night, the Three
Wise Men and the like.
CLOTHING FOR NEEDY
Members of the White City Home
Demonstration Club are collecting
clothing for the needy, according
to Mrs. Wilma Revell, county home
agent. Every garment is cleaned,
mended and ready for wear when
it is presented to the recipient.
Mrs Garrett Hits Jackpot
Carl Stevens probably is kicking
himself for not being at the Satur-
day drawing of the Port St. Joe
Merchants' Association, for one of
his tickets for 20% was pulled out
of the barrel. However, Mrs. J. A.
Garrett is real happy about it, for
her name was drawn for 40% of the
kitty, amounting to $76. Her name
was also drawn the previous Sat-
urday, but she wasn't on hand.
A 3 or 4-pound frozen chicken
takes overnight or longer to thaw
in a refrigerator
NOTICE OF FILING PETITION FOR FINAL
DISCHARGE OF ADMINISTRATRIX
IN THE COUNTY JIDI)GE'S COITR, '(UI F
COUNTY, FLORID)A. IN PROBATE.
In Re: The Estate of
BENJAMIN HILL DICKENS,
Notice is Ihereby given that I have filed my
final returns as administratrix of the estate
of Benjamin Hill Dlickens, deceased; that I
have filed iny petition for distribution and
for final 1; I..-, a md that on November 14,
1949. 1 .i ,.I. ton the Honorable .J E.
P'ridgeon, County Judge of Gulf County, for
approval of said final returns, for an order
ef distribution and for order of final dis-
charge as administratrix of the estate of
Benjamin Hill Dickens, deceased.
This 17th day of October, 1949.
ANNIE E. DICKENS.
CECIL G. COSTIN, .I., 10-21
Attorney for Administratrix. 11-11
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1949
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1949 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA CAGE SEVEN
(Continued from page 1)
overhauled, because then the city
would be without a fire truck," he
Mayor Belin stressed the fact
that the new municipal building
has an apartment for use of a full-
time fireman and as long as it was
there, why not put it to use. To
which Mr. Eells replied: "The city
commission doesn't need this large
meeting room right now: it was
made large looking to the future.
That apartment doesn't necessar-
ily have to be used right now."
Suggestion was made that one
man's salary be eliminated from
the scavenger department and one
from the park maintenance budget,
which, as Eells put it, "might cut
off a mill or two."
After approximately an hour and
a half of this. Mayor Belin said:
"You have pointed out these pos-
sible savings, and as we take up
these items I want to state that
the taxpayers should have a voice
.in affairs of the city, but when the
millage is being reduced year af-
man and space for the second truck
were there, so why not use the fa-
Commissioner I. C. Nedly brought
out the fact that at a previous ses-
sion the commission had called for
bids on a fire truck, but had, after
opening bids, postponed purchase
until the new building was com-
pleted in order to have a place in
which to keep the truck. Checking
of the minutes for December. 1948,
showed this to be true.
Commissioner B. B. Conklin was
of the opinion the city was in dire
need of a second fire truck, for. he
said, "In conjunction with this new
county fire district, St. Joe would
be left without fire protection if the
one truck was outside the city
limits and a fire broke out."
Mayor Belin called for'a motion
on the matter of buying a new fire
Motion to leave item in budget
In regard to the extra man in the
street' and park maintenance bud-
gets, Mayor Belin stated that the
salary ot a full time night fireman
was set up in the street mainten-
ter year, it would be hard to get it ance budget. "It would be no good
back up again. We probably will to buy a new truck without provid-
have to raise the village next year ing for a night fireman," he said,
to take care of several items that and called for a motion that the
do not appear in this budget-$1000 street maintenance budget remain
for a site for the nurses' home, as is.
$3500 outstanding for the purchase Motion to leave item in budget
of a right-of-way on Fifth Street, carried unanimously.
which goes back 10 years, and a After a short discussion on the
$1000 paving bill there. In addition, $4600 park maintenance item in the
come 1951, millage will have to be budget, Mayor Belin called for a
levied for $9000 a year bonded in- motion on the matter.
debtedness on street paving. In Motion to leave item in budget
other words, there is a little over carried unanimously.
$15,000 which does not show in ouri The mayor then called for a mo-
present budget." tion to adopt the budget as adver-
After this statement, the mayor tised in The Star.
took up the matter of a cut in the Motion carried unanimously.
scavenger department, and after Among other matters transacted
some discussion during which he by the board before adjourning was
pointed out why four men were re- passage of a resolution accepting
quired, called for a vote on the some $500 from the county in con-
matter. junction with the St. Joe Fire Con-
Motion to leave item in budget trol District, which requires the
carried unanimously. city, in return for proceeds from a
The matter of the new fire truck fractional mill: assessed' on prop-
was then taken up, and during the erty in the district, to provide fire
discussion Clerk Ben Dickens said protection upon call to any part of
that the insurance rate here is 25% the area covered.
higher than in Apalachicola, and -
that while the fire underwriters HOLDUP DEVELOPS
could not promise a rate reduction
they could see a possible consider- (Continued from page 1)
able reduction if the city had two ment-in fact, it would be neces-
trucks and a paid fireman. IVayor sary to remove the front steps.
Belin again stressed the fact that This, he avers, would create a con-
ly anrP cuemn ie. n UnV Il i. v er id fi c t rle ha zard.
Mr. Lawson has a real beef. Wid-
ening of the boulevard would prac-
tically wreck his service station at
the corner of First Street and Mon-
ument, necessitating a new build-
ing. "I don't feel that I am able to
tear down the present building and
rebuild." he said. "and I feel that I
should be reimbursed."
Crux of the matter is that the
city commission has gone on record
as being unable to make any reim-
bursement to property owners for
right-of-way easements and like-
wise for the cost of condemnation
Mayor Belin suggested that Mr.
Lawson submit an estimate as to
the amount he feels he should re-
ceive and that the matter be taken
up at a public meeting to be held
November 15 to which. residents of
the city and business men are in-
vited to talk the matter over.
"This paving project would be of
inestimable benefit to the city,"
said Belin. "so let's see how far
the taxpayers would go in spending
money to get the project, since the
commission has already gone on
record as being unable to raise
funds to pay for easements."
The project includes pavement,
gutters, curbs, and drainage ditches
the length of the boulevard.
Visiting In Alabama Visit In Tuscaloosa
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Rose and daugh- Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Quarles spent
ter Linda are visiting this week in last week-end in Tuscaloosa, Ala.,
Birmingham and Lynn, Ala. visiting relatives and friends.
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
THE STAR PHONE 51
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With Each Purcha 10 bs. IRISH POTATOES
of $5.00 .r ..0 DOZEN LARGE EGGS
11REE IB, JtJ iWith Each Purchase I DOZEN LARGE EGGS
of $ 10.00 ---- .......---
COUNTRY CURED SHOULDERS LB. 38c
COUNTRY CURED HAMS
* International Pick-Ups al-
ways have been outstanding in
the truck industry. Today's are
the finest ever built strong,
fast, economical-to-operate, and
styled to passenger-car sleek-
ness and beauty. So for long,
trouble-free truck performance
on any pick-up job, see us about
an International Pick-UpTruck.
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
GREEN PEAS lb. 5c
BUTTER BEANS lb. 15c
SQUASH lb. lOc
Shrimp lb. 45c
No. 2 CAN
TOMATOES ea. lce
No. 2 CAN
FIELD PEAS 2for 25c
CANNED MILK 3 for 33c
BEST GRADE RED DELICIOUS
APPLES lb. 10c
BANANAS lb. 13c
SATSUMAS Doz. 18c
Mullet lb. 22
No. 2 CAN
ORANGE JUICE 15c
COOKING OIL $1.35
PORK FAT 87c
Make Your $2.00 Deposit Now for Thanksgiving Turkeys!
RICH'S CURB MARKET
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1949
THE STAR, OORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
tnea apartment prov aeaItor tne tire
slu era e a U.
.. .. EH T A R O L O F AAM
Intend To See Grid Game
Hoping to be in Jacksonville to-
morrow to take in the Florida-
Georgia game are Mr. and Mrs. J.
Lamar Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Hannon, Dr. and Mrs. R. E. King,
and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Turnage.
Civics Class Attends Council Meet
The civics class of the Port St.
Joe high school were on hand Tues-
day night at the meeting of the
city commission to see how the
wheels of city government turn.
In Panama On Business
Mrs. John R. Smith and Mrs. M.
J. Ward were in Panama City Mon-
day on business.
Spend Week-end In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Shuford and
son Blair spent the week-end with
relatives in Valdosta, Ga.
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
TIATES-1--I 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.
FOR SALE-Baby carriage, prac-
tically new. See Mrs. Dallas
Weeks, phone 392-J. 11-4*
GUEST CHECKS-(100 to pad).
Large, $6 per 100 pads: 10 pads,
75e. Small, $5 per 100 pads; 10 for
&0c. Also onionskin "COPY" second
sheets, $2.25 per package of 1000
(don't ask us- to break a package).
THE STAR. 10-24tf
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-Automatic pencil writing 4
colors. We need it bad in our
business. Reward of $2.50. Return
to Editor The Star. tf
WHILE YOU WAIT
S35c Each 2for50c
Brooks Hardware and
Sporting Goods Co.
CHRISTMAS CARDS-Get 'em to-
day! Wide selection to choose
from. Call at The Star office. tf
ft. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
IM., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All vlsit-
Ing companions welcome. Fennon
Talley High Priest; H. R. Maige,
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1:-0.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
nesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic hall.
All members urged 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
.Wednesdays at 8 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Visitors invited. Eliza Lawson,
N.G.; Mrs. Mary Weeks, Secretary.
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A_ M-
ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
Meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
days each month, 8:00 p. M.1
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. W. L.
Jordan, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
Electricians In City
Ben William and W. H. Pierson,
local electricians, appeared before
the city commission Tuesday night
to protest work being done in the
city by unlicensed electricians.
The two pointed out that they
had paid the city their $35 licenses
to do electrical work, but that they
had done very little work due to
the fact, according to Williams,
that "so-called electricians are do-
ing wiring and installation work
They asked that something be
done about it, and upon request of
Mayor Jake Belin the city attorney
stated that a city ordinance pro-
vides for the licensing of anyone
doing electrical work, and that if
they do not take out a license a
fine of one and one-half the amount
of the license ($57.50) may be as-
sessed or a 30-day prison sentence
Mayor Belin assured the two pro-
testants that in future the city
would see that the ordinance be
enforced to the fullest.
(Continued from page 1)
under that is tax-free. A penny is
collected on a purchase costing
from 9c to 40c, two cents from 41c
to 70c, and three cents from 71c to
No tokens will be used in col-
lecting the tax and merchants may
not absorb it themselves. Conse-
quently the pennies are jingling
into cigar boxes and special com-
partments in cash registers as the
business houses of the city collect
from reluctant customers.
Only bright spot is that the mer-
.chants are allowed to keep the mu-
nificent sum of three per, cent of
the total "take" each month for
their trouble in collecting -the tax
for the state. Some business men
seem. to think the state ought to
give them more than that when,
they see $200-a-week state employes
riding around the country in state-
owned cars on gasoline paid for by
PARKING METER OFFER
(Continued from page 1)
keep their own and employes' cars
off the main drag, that it apparently
was working successfully, and that
at the present time the merchants
association was definitely opposed
to parking meters.
Mayor Jake Belin said that it
was up to the merchants, not the
commission if parking meters were
to be installed, for "we don't want
to ram something like this down
the throats of the merchants."
Perkins, somewhat disappointed,
pointed out that there was a sec-
ondary consideration. In addition to
keeping traffic fluid, he said, the
meters would bring in about $10,-
000 a year, "which should help in
cutting down your millage."
In Panama City Tiuesday
Mrs. B. H. Smith was a business
visitor Tuesday in Panama City.
41 'kLIBRARY OF BOOKS
All kmd: fi 0 o1 o to keep
ILE 0^ N juvenile hanidi btii., pauting,
coloring, follow "
V W E N dotted pictures, clip i 0
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COCA COLA TRUCK weat! Includes pair of chaps,
LcoeA r LA t Ule C o matching vest. bright-plaid cot-
ow s liukeaB re* 179 ton flannel shirt, cowboy
yellow plastic with hat. kerchief, tie-holder 95
signs on side. Comes with t l i and lasso........ .....
- miniature "Coke" cames.
POOL TABLE Bing Crosby LOOK CHUG-CHUG
Felt-covered table complete Electric Phon graph Locomotive's eyes ro'."
with 15 numbered balls, one plays up to 12in 5 up and down when 9
plain ball and two records. Hs volume 1 pulled. Bell rings ...
wood cues with rubber 59's control, on off switch and two piton rods move In and ou. t
tips. tu tbes. s wheels turn.
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They are of rich plush with
ribbon bows. All have voices.
Take your choice a 12-
inch Cuddly Bear, a 12-inch
Cuddly Panda or a 131/s-incb
Made of heavy-gauge
steel. Styled after 98
real baby stroller. Fin
shed in pretty pink and crean
Little mothers will A 98
love itl Lightweight 4
.. easy to push. Folds
up for storage. Has rubber tires.
Little mothers love to use this
high chair for feeding their
"hungry babies." All-metal with
blue and ivory baked enamel
finish. Has a movable tray and
foot rest. Rubber tipped feet.
29 inches tall.
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GIRL BABY DOLL DOLL-E-BATH 398
She's soft and cuddly. Has dou-
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER !-8k
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