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Port St. Joe and Gulf
"Port St. Joe -The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
VOLUME XIII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1950 NUMBER 22
St. Joe School Band
To Present Annual
Concert March 10
Senior Band To Present Ten Selec-
tions and Junior Group Will
The annual band concert of the
Port St. Joe school band will be
given on the night of Friday, March
10, in the school. auditorium, begin-
ning at 8 o'clock.
The senior band will present a
tetal of ten selections, while the
junior group will play three num-
bers. Added to the band numbers
will be a piano solo by Miss Merita
Sutton, who is a student conductor,
and a twirling. demonstration by
the junior bahd twirlers.
Charles Center, band director, an-
nounces that his senior band is un-
dergoing intensive practice periods
in preparation for the district band
ralay to be held in Quincy later in
the school year.
Selections to be played at the
concert here include "Men of Ohio,"
a march, by Fillmore.; "Romantic,"
overture, by Buchtel; "Traveler,"
overture, by Buchtel; "Billy Sun-.
day's Successful Songs," overture,
to be conducted by Merita Sutton;
"Youth of America," march, by Yo-
der,- "Midnight-Sun," overture, by
Yoder; "Anchors Aweigh," march,'
by Zimmerman; "Dry Bones," nov-
elty swing, by Yoder; "Military Es-
cort," march, by Fillmore, and "The
Star Spangled Banner."
Junior band' selections will be
"America," "Dutch- Choral" and.
"Phil and& Dot." f .t...e twirlters
giving an exhibition to end the con-
A small admission will be charged
for this concert for the purpose of
purchasing much-needed equipment
for the band.
of City Passes Away
L-ast Rites Held Saturday In Pan-
a ama City for John Angus
John Angus McKeithen, 86, a
former resident of Port St. Joe,
passed away February 16 in a Pan-
ama City hospital following a short
illness. Well known to .the older
residents here, many of them at-
tended the last rites, which were
held Saturday in Panama City. In-
terment was in Greenwood ceme-
In addition to his widow, Mr. Mc-
Keithen is survived by two sons,
Alton of this city and Russell Mc-
Keithen of Chattahoochee; a daugh-
ter, Mrs. Marie Domeika of Panama
City, and six grandchildren.
Among the honorary pallbearers
at the services were Arthur Lupton,
H. A. Drake, J. L. Sharit, J. F. Mil-
ler, Robert Tapper, W. B. Belin
and Robert Bellows of this city.
Registration for Shorthand
Course Is Set for Monday
Registration for the course in
shorthand to be taught in the Gulf
county veterans institute here will
be held next Monday night at 7:15
in the main high school building.
Director Mel Magidson states he
expects several non-veterans to en-
roll in the course, and also a num-
ber of women. An hourly tuition
rate will be charged all non-veter-
ans taking the course.
Tentative schedule for the class
calls for it to be held on Tuesday
and Thursday nights at 7:15, with
classes running for one hour.
Welton Roche apparently was so
busy yesterday opening up his new
appliance store that he couldn't an-
swer the phone, so we'll jitst have
to write thiis the best we can with-
out his valuable assistance.
For the second time, as you will
note from the above photo, Welton
brings in a full carload of Frigid-
World Day of Prayer Is
Being Observed Today
Women of Various Churches In St;.
Joe Will Gatihe-Aet. Presbyterian-.
Church At I This Afternoon-
Episcopal and Methodist churches
will observe the World Day of
Prayer today by gathering at the
Presbyterian Church at 3 o'clock
The press, radio and magazines
acquaint us daily, with the world's
alarming unrest and the various
ideas and programs to help cure
There is one program, an old,
old program, efficacious beyond all
dreams of man, proven on many oc-
casions, which is rarely mentioned.
This program is found in 2 Chron-
icles 7:14: "If my people which are
called by My name shall humble
themselves and pray, and seek" My
face, and turn from their wicked
ways, then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin; and will
heal their land."
All who believe in this program
are urged today to observe the
World Day of Prayer.
aire appliances-not a mean feat were thrown open to the public
for a small community. Mr. Roche yesterday, and all who have not yet
is the handsome gent framed by dropped in to look over the 1950
the car door at the left, standing line of Frigidaires are urged to do
next him is Leo Kennedy, his man so today, since all who register are
Friday, while varied colored help- eligible to receive one of the sev-
ers admire the sign "Roches Gets eral handsome door prizes being
Another Car Frigidaire Appliances.' awarded visitors.
The new quarters for the store Photo by Maige.
City Will Drill Test Miller Named Head
Well In Search for of Saint Ball Club
NeW Water Supply Ben Dickens Selected as Business
Manager, Alton Dendy, Assistant
City Dads.Also-Calling for Bids On and Belin Is Team Manager
Completion of Grandstamtl.
Atr N e Ba h.Park, Officers for the;Port.St. Joe base-
Sball club were selected at.a Pmeet-
ing of the' b6ard--of directors held
The city commission at its meet- Monday afternoon.
jag Tuesday night decided te pro- J. Lamar Miller was named as
ceed With plans for augmenting the president of the club, and Leonard
city's water supply and let a con- Belin was again selected as team
tract to the Gray Artesian Well manager. Be Dickens Jr., was se-
Company of Pensacola andMari-lected as business manager, with
anna for the drilling of a test well Alton Dendy, business manager for
in the vicinity of the present well the Saints last season, to be his as-
on Long Aienue. Should water sat- sistant. Ned Porter will act in the
isfactory for use be found, and in capacity of club advisor and will
sufficient quantity, the board will .act as general contact man in club
proceed with plans to put down a affairs. (A last-minute call from
new 18-inch well. Ben Jr., yesterday informed us that
The city dads also passed a reso- he was too tied up with his duties
lution to call for bids for comple- of keeping city affairs straight to
tion of the grandstand in the new act as business manager so it
ball park. Notice to that effect will
be found on another page of this is-
sue of The Star. The bids will be
opened at a special meeting of the
commission next Tuesday at 3 p. m.
in the city hall.
Among other business transacted
(Continued on page 10)
Ailing Pachyderm In Atlanta Zoo Gets
Valentines From Second Graders
would seem Alton is again stuck
with the job.)
The outfield of the new park has
been graded to eliminate the boggy
spots that interefered with play last
year, drainage ditches have been
dug, and the infield reconditioned.
According to the board of direc-
tors, which is made up of J. Lamar
Miller, George Tapper and C. G.
Costin Jr., the city commission'will
soon let a contract for completion of
the grandstand and installation of
approximately 800 seats.
Spears Saturday Winner
Probably all of us have read in your very attractive and much ap- Merchants Treasure Chest
the daily papers of the afflictions preciated letters to Atlanta's" Coca.
I am planning to send these on to
of Coca, an 'elephant in the Grant Atlanta's park manager, who is an S. D. Spears was the lucky indi-
Park zoo at Atlanta, Ga., but the old friend of mine, and I am sure vidual who walked away with $67
children of the second grade of the he will see that Coca learns about last Saturday when local merchants
Port St. Joe school, according to them.
Port St JoeYou may have seen in the Jour- made the usual Appreciation Day
Mrs. Ben Dickens Jr., their teacher, nal about Coca's new trouble. Her award. This is a weekly event spon-
not only read about the ailing leg is still ailing and she has been scored by a majority of the mer-
pachyderiim-they went into action in a good deal of pain, so the park chants of Port St. Joe to stimulate
to do something about it. management has rigged up a so trade and keep local money att
to do something aboutof hammock which takes her weight trade and keep local money at
The youngsters composed a nun- off her ailing leg and permits her to home.
her of Valentine letters addressed get some much-needed rest. This event will be held at the St.
to Coca, which they sent to the At- It is nice of you to take such an Joe Motor Company tomorrow af-
lanta Journal, which in turn for- interest in Coca, and I hope all of
you, some nice spring or summer ternoon at 4 o'clock, and in addi-
warded them to the zoo manager. day, may be able to pay her a per- tion to the grand prize, two addi-
The letter received by the second sonal visit in Atlanta. tional awards will be made.
graders from the managing editor With best wishes, The public is urged to remember
of the ouna fW. S. KIRKPATRICK,
of the Journal follows: Managing Editor. the time and place and make it a
Members Second Grade Receiving the letters from the point to be present every Saturday.
Port St. J oe School teacher rsJournal, the park manager wrote Your name may be next, who can
B ear Friens-our eacer, me (Conuers.n Page 3) say?
Ben Dickens Jr., has sent to me I (Continued on Page 3) say?
State Will Spend
$384,000 On New
Roads In County
St. Joe To Get $186,000 On
Monument Widening and
$10,000 Crossing Lights
ROCHE OPENS NEW STORE WITH CARLOAD OF FRIGIDAIRE APPLIANCES
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Gulf county is in line for a total
of $384,000 in new road construc-
tion and facilities during 1950, ac-
cording to a letter. from Alfred A..
McKethan, chairman of the state
road department, to Representative
According to McKethan's letter,
a total of $326,000 is to be spent on
construction of primary roads, and
secondary roads will receive $48,-
000. A $10,000 appropriation for a
set of warning signals at the Ap-
alachicola Northern Railroad cross-
ing on Road 71, where two men
driving a dairy truck were recently
killed in a car-train crash, is also
included in the $384,000 figure.
A breakdown of the program as
outlined shows that the $86,000 for
primary roads is to be the widen-
ing of Monument Avenue from
First Street to Ninth Street. This
will include a 60-foot pavement, a
six-foot sidewalk, and storm sewers
to be built on each side of the ave-
The second part of the project to
widen Monument Avenue will be a
$100,000 expenditure for two miles
of the shme type work as that
above. This will run from the west-
ern city limits to First Street, to
join fte intitfal projecF. and then
continue f6m Ninth Street to the
eastern city limits.
Wewahitchka Will receive a half
mile of street widening, which will
include a 60-foot pavement from
(Continued on page 9)
Enrollment In Vet
Institute Over 100
Total of 101 In Port St. Joe School
and 15 In Wewahitchka After
But 10 Weeks' Operation
Enrollment in the Gulf county
veterans institute has now passed
the 100 mark, according to Mel
Aagidson, director. After being in
operation for only ten weeks, the
enrollment is now 116, with 101 of
this total in the St. Joe school and
15 enrolled in the Wewahitchka in-
stitute, which has been in operation
for the past two weeks.
A breakdown shows that there
are 53 white and 48 colored stu-
dents in school here. The number
of men who are attending half-time,
that is a total of 12 hours each
week, is 68, with 41 being white
and 27 colored. Five non-veterans
are taking advantage of the school-
ing offered and are taking varied
degrees of work.
There are 23 men taking the full-
time course, which is a total of 25
hours each week, Monday through
GULF COAST LEAGUE
SEASON OPENS APRIL 30
At a meeting of directors of the
Gulf Coast Baseball League held
here, April 30 was set as the offi-
cial opening date.
Five teams are now definitely in
the league, Aapalchicola, Port St.
Joe, Panama City, Blountstown and
Wewahitchka. Feelers have been
put out to Havana, Quincy and
Chattahoochee, but as yet nothing
definite has been heard from these
three prospective entries.
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I Social Activities
Personals Clubs 'Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
TWO INDUCTED INTO ORDER
BY MELODY REBEKAH LODGE
At an impressive candlelight
ceremony Wednesday night con-
ducted by Melody Rebekah Lodge,
the degree of the order was con-
ferred on Mrs. Flora Johnson and
Mrs. Lucille \Williams.
The lodge members were also
very happy to have Mrs. Cora Lee
...'Miller present, as she has just re-
cently recovered from a serious ill-
Mrs. W. C. Forehand read a
prayer and also a poem, asking:
"Are You An Active Member or
Do You Just Belong?" after which
Noble Grand Elwyn Blount ex-
pressed the appreciation of the or-
der to Mrs. Forehand for her pains-
taking work in making a lodge ban-
Since the last meeting, Henry
Geddie and Mr. Forehand have hung
the charter on the wall.
At the conclusion of the meeting,
refreshments were served and a so-
cial hour enjoyed by all.
Mrs. Mae Gibson of the Panama
City Rebekah Lodge was a visitor
at the meeting.
BAPTIST CIRCLE FOUR MEETS
AT HOME OF MRS. COOPER
Baptist W. M. U. Circle Four met
Monday afternoon with Mrs. G. W.
Cooper at her home on McClellan
Avenue with Mrs. Harry McKnight,
co-chairman, presiding, and Mrs.'
Joe Ferrell in charge of the pro-
gram., Mrs. Otis Pyle gave the de-
votional from II John,'followed by
an interesting talk on "European
..Baptist Women's Unions" by Mrs.
McKnight, and ac discussion on
"World Inventory of Religious Lib-
erty" .d bytMrs. Milton Chafin.
Reports were receivedfrom vari-
ous chairmen, and the meeting was
closed with prayer by Mrs. Ralph
Carrying out the Washington mo-
tif, the hostess served hatchet and
tree-shaped sandwiches, cherry pie
a la mode and coffee.
The next meeting of this circle
will be with Mrs. Rush Chism.
WHITE CITY DEMONSTRATION
CLUB STUDIES LANDSCAPING
Landscaping was the theme of
the February meeting of the White
City Home Demonstration Club.
After meeting at the community
building, the members went to the
home of Mrs. G. S. Croxton where
they witnessed the preparation of
soil and the proper transplanting
of shrubs to locations most effec-
tively emphasizing the beauty of
the shrub and the general appear-
ance of the home surroundings. The
correct naming and recognition' of
various plants was stressed.
Motion pictures of the afternoon's
activities were made by J. R. Don-
aldson of Elmhurst, Ill.
The club at this time welcomed
Mrs. Mary Smith and Mrs. Dorothy
Strength as new members.
MRS. McNEILL ENTERTAINS
BUSINESS WOMEN'S CIRCLE
The Business Woman's Circle of
MRS. TOMLINSON HOSTESS
TO BAPTIST CIRCLE TWO
Circle Two of the Baptist W. M.
U. met Monday afternoon with Mrs.
A. R. Tomlinson in her home on
Long Avenue. Mrs. T. E. Parker,
chairman, opened the meeting by
reading from Matt. 5th chapter,
followed with prayer by Mrs. J. 0.
A short program on home mis-
sions was :rendered as follows:
"Signs of the Times" by Mrs. W. S.
Smith, and "Drama and Tragedy"
by Mrs. Tomlinson.
Reports from chairmen were re-
ceived during the business session
and all members were 'urged to re-
member World Day of Prayer on
The hostess served delicious re-
freshments to six members present
and one visitor, Mrs. Robt. Buchert.
The March meeting of this circle
will be with Mrs;.iW;: S. Smith
ODD FELLOWS GATHER
FOR ZONE MEETING
A zone meeting of Odd Fellow
lodges in this section of the state
was held here Saturday in the Ma-
sonic hall, with representatives on
hand from lodges in Panama City,
Lynn Haven, Tallahassee, Pensa-
cola and DeFuniak Springs. Also
in attendance were Loy Carlin of
DeFuniak, grand master of the
state of Florida, and Richard M.
Smith of Tallahassee, district zone
Two candidates received the in-
itiatory degree at this time, E. M.
Williams of the St. Joe lodge and a
candidate from Panama City.
..A sumptuous dinner was served
the lodge members at 6:;0 p. m. in
dip parish house by thl ladies of
the Methodist CIiurch. v -
MRS. RAMSEY HOSTESS TO
BAPTIST W. M. U. CIRCLE
Baptist W. M. U. Circle One met
Monday afternoon with Mrs. Wes-
ley Ramsey in her home on Palm
Boulevard. Mrs. C. A. McClellan,
program chairman, read the scrip-
ture from II John. The topic for
discussion, "Our Baptist World Al-
liance," was developed by Mrs. C.
G. Costin and Mrs. L. E. Voss. Mrs.
Dewey Davis, circle chairman, con-
ducted a short business session, af-
ter which the meeting was closed
with prayer by Mr. Costin.
The hostess served a salad plate
with cake and punch to members
IRENE WILDER IS HOSTESS
TO YOUNG WOMEN'S AUX
The Young Women's Auxiliary of
the First Baptist Church met Mon-
day evening in the home of Miss
Miss Katherine Jones, the presi-
dent, called the meeting to order
and heard discussions on old and
new business and various reports.
Miss Saranell Clements, program
chairman, then took charge, and af-
ter reading Matt. 7:1-5 as the devo-
tional, presented an interesting pro-
gram on "Prejudice," with all mem-
bers taking part.
During the social period the hos-
the Baptist W. M. U. met Monday tess served dainty open-face sand-
night with Mr. Jimmy McNeill in wiches, cake and coffee to Mrs.
her home at Indian Pass. Mrs. L. J. Ralph Nance, Miss Saranell Clem-
Keels had charge of the program ents, Miss Katherine Jones, Miss
and gave a talk on "Is America Marian Watts and Miss Sadie Ar-
Present at the meeting were Mrs. There will be a special meeting
Keels, Mrs. Ralph Jackson, Mrs. A. of the YWA next Monday, and all
P. Martin, Mrs. Wayne Hendrix, members are urged to attend.
Mrs. Carl Norton, Mrs. Mel Magid- W W .
son, Mrs. Wilbur Smith, Mrs. J. T. Visitors From Georgia
Simpson, Mrs. Lillian McNair, Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kirkland
Harold Bell, and Miss Alma Bag- and two children, Mary Helen and
gett. Visitors were Mrs. E. J. Bax- Hal, of Macon, Ga., were week-end
ley, Florence Kenney, Mrs. E. C. guests of Mrs. Kirkland's parents,
Caso.n;.Lenora Lewis and. Lunette Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Pridgeon' of
Hammock. White City.
HELLO, WORLD! It's A Girl for the sergeant
Sgt. and Mrs. Monroe Duncan an-
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Gwaltney of nounce the birth of a daughter,
this city announce the birth of a Helga Marie, on February 15 at
son, Frank, on Sunday, Feb. 20. Camp Carson, Colo. Mrs. Duncan is
S' a native of Germany.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Avant of Pan-
ama City announce the birth of a
son, James Kenneth, on Monday,
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Roberts (nee
Verna Mahon) of this city are the
proud parents of a daugther, born
Wednesday, February 22, Wash-
ington's birthday. The young lady
has been named Teresa Anne.
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital)
MRS. HOWELL ENTERTAINS
BAPTIST CIRCLE THREE
Circle Three of the Baptist W. M.
U. met Monday afternoon with Mrs.
W. H. Howell in her home on 8th
Street. Mrs. E. R. DuBose gave the
devotional and a talk on "Baptist
Fellowship," followed with prayer
by Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon.
Mrs. W. J. Daughtry, a member
of the circle, was given a warm
welcome, as it was the first time
she had been present for a con-
siderable time due to illness in her
Programs for the Week of Prayer
to be held next week were passed
out at this time, after which the
meeting was closed with prayer by
Mrs. W. I. Cardin.
The hostess served sandwiches,
cake and hot tea to the six mem-
BAPTIST CIRCLE FIVE MEETS
WITH MRS. VERA SURGE
Circle Five of the Baptist W. M.
U. met Monday afternoon with Mrs.
Vera Burge at her hbme in Oak
Grove. An interesting program on
"How; Christian Is America?" was
rendered by, Mrs. A. V. Bateman,
Mrs. Bert Hall and Mrs. George
Four new members were- wel-
corned at this time, Mrs. G. K. Dor-
miny, -Mrs.. Nell Hammock, Mrs.
Buck Byrd and Mrs. Roy Harper,
and two visitors were introduced,
Mrs. E. C. Cason, president of the
W. M. U., and Mrs. Oscar Baxley.
At the conclusion of the meeting,
the hostess served delectable, re-
freshments to those present.
J. A. M. CLUB TO MEET MONDAY
The J. A. M. Club will meet next
Monday, February 27, with Mrs.
Callie Howell at her home on 8th
Street instead of March 6, as indi-
cated in last week's Star. The hos-
tess asks all members to be on
hand by 8 o'clock, as she will serve
dinner at that time.
Visit In Tallahassee
Mrs. Dessie Lee Parker and chil-
dren, Marion, Bruce, Larry and
Faye, of this city, and Mr. and Mrs.
Mike Nanynomik of Panama City
visited Sunday in Tallahassee with
Mr. and Mrs. 0. L. Benton and Mr.
,and Mrs. W. E. Benton.
In St. Augustine for Visit
Mrs. Gordqn Thomas and son
Charles left Sunday for St. Augus-
tine for a three weeks' visit with
her sister and family, Mr. and Mrs.
B. B. Dancey. During her stay in
the Ancient City, Mrs. Thomas will
-have her tonsils removed.
Spend Week-end In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Porter visited
last week-end in Columbus, Ga.,
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Dr. Charles Reicherter
RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
HOURS: B TO 5 PHONE 550
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
SClosed Wednecd'y Afternoons
Mrs. Robert Bedwell of Fayette,
Ala., is visiting here with her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Brinson.
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
February 24 Through March 31
Two $15 Permanents for
Price of One!
S JEAN'S BEAUTY SALON
| JEAN KINGRY, Owner
SREBA PITTS-Senior Operators -ALINE COLEMAN
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* THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT, 2145 .,M ;
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"Dedicated To Community Service"
Today! One Day Onl
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Chapter 2 of New Serial
King of Rocketmen
and "PLUTO'S SURPRISE
SUNDAY-One Day Only
PAUL DOUGLAS 0
U Lindo Celo.le
"POLKA DOT PUSS" and
MONDAY and TUESDAY
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LATEST NEWS EVENTS
and "SO YOU WANT TO BE
Chapter 4 of Serial
'King of Jungleland'
and "TRIGGER MAGIC"
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
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LATEST NEWS EVENTS
and "GLEE WORMS"
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 19500
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than an oil change-
OIL COOLING SYSTEM
[When you bring your truck in for "Summer-izing," we do
more than just change to a summer grade oil. We check
the entire cooling and electrical systems of your fruck,
check-up and tune-up the engine, and -lubricate the en-
itire chassis. Put your truck in top condition for hot-
weather hauling. Stop in now!
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
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One of your most importantinsurance' papers
hangs on your pharmacist wall!
THE NEXT TIME you visit your pharmacy, take a good look at this
certificate that hangs on the wall .
This is your State's way of assuring you that the registered phar-
macist is not only professionally trained, but that he has successfully
completed a State Board examination, and is qualified by law to serve
you with his knowledge and technical skill.
Your pharmacist knows thousands of different drugs-their
'dosage, usage and properties. He has the scientific ability and equip-
ment to compound them into the medicines your doctor prescribes.
Like your doctor, he keeps abreast of the latest medical develop-
ments, and the constant improvements in pharmaceutical products
His professional training is reflected, too, in the wide variety ol
specialized merchandise he carries in his store. For here you'll find
the baby needs, the sickroom supplies, and all the other item that
make up your everyday health requirements. His store today is truly
a center of professional service in his community- Reprinted from a
copyrighted advertisement published by Parke, Davis & Company, Detroit, 32, Michigan.
MILLER'S DRUG STORE
The REXALL Store PC
ort St. Joe
PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB
IT'S TIME TO Recondition
your lawn ... Many of your neigh-
bors are adding topsoil, and what
a difference it makes! The lawn
needs feeding, too. After mowing,
apply three pounds 'of lawn ferti-
lizer to every square foot, broad-
casting evenly, and watering in
slowly-just enough to wash the
fertilizer from the blades of grass
down around the roots. Do not al-
low the old leaves of evergreen
trees, which are shedding now, to
remain on the lawn. Destroy any
camphor tree leaves, as their oil
content makes them a poor risk in
a compost pile.
Cut back poinsettias, phlox, sage,
and a number of similar plants. Cut
them back to the gound to make
vigorous plants for division.- Some
'tender shrubs like hibiscus and
plumbago should be reduced in
size, though not drastically pruned.
'to induce new growth and better
.flowers for summer and fall.
Get some of the following seed:
Ageratum, alyssum, aster, baby's
'breath, California poppy, carnation,
gaillardia, nasturtium, 'neitophila,
petunia, periwinkle, phlox, pinks,
stock and verbena.
TO THE EDITOR
Dear Editor Bill and Myrtice:
Enclosed find $2.00 for another
year of The Star. We do enjoy it
very much, especially now that we
are away from St. Joe.
We understand ol' man Winter
has been very kind to the people of
St. Joe this year. We have also had
a rather mild winter, SO FAR, for
Oklahoma. However, we have had
some ice and snow.
We do miss St. Joe very much,
but are doing will in our new busi-
hess, which keeps us quite busy.
By the way, we enjoyed the edi-
torial on "Why the Secrecy?" I
think we all know why.
Will be looking forward to re-
ceiving The Star for another year.
Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Mize.
(Continued from page 1)
this letter to the children:
Second Graders of
Port St. Joe School,
Port St. Joe, Florida.
Dear Children-A representative
of the Atlanta Journal has very
kindly sent me the Valentine let-
ters you wrote to "Coca," the ailing
elephantt of our municipal zoo.
I am sure "Coca" will be happy
to know so many people, and espe-
cially you children,, are concerned
about her and are hoping she will
soon be well. /
I go to the zoo to see her every
day, and when I tell her of your
kind wishes I am sure she will be
very much pleased.
GEORGE I. SIMMS.
General Manager of Parks
Coca, pet of the school children
of Atlanta, is believed to have a
broken bone in the right front leg
above the knee, and for some time
past efforts have been made to do
something about it-much against
Coca's will. Now the zoo attendants
have rigged up a swing suspended
from a five-ton chain hoist attached
to a 12-inch steel I-beam which is
supported by two A-frames built of
telephone poles. The apparatus al-
lows Coca to rest comfortably for
the first time since last November.
Yep, we're willing to bet that
right now Coca is humming to her-
self: "Those dear hearts and gentle
Visit At Beach
Mrs. John Henderson and Miss
Mary Lewis of Tallahassee, Mrs. G.
A. Patton of this city and Mrs. Mer-
iam Drennan of Apalachicola were
Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. T.
:- Alsobrook at their -beach home,
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"Tips From Across Our
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Vol. I'1 Friday, February 24, 1950 No. 29
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY,'PLORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1950
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Legislators Aver Fish Lady Elephant Trainer
and Game Commission With Horne Bros. Circus
Riddled With Politics.
Of all beasts, the elephant is
probably the most sagacious. It is
Declaring state game and fish said he never forgets. No one but
commissioners act as though they men trained the big fellows unnil a
are "anointed instead of appointed" few years ago.
a report prepared by a senate com- But woman is coming into her
mittee is being readied for submis- own. Lady policewomen, lady poll-,
sion to Governor Warren and the ticians, lady lawyers-but the la-
next session of the legislature. test are lady elephant trainers.
The senators will report to Pres- They are rapidly forging, to the
ident Newman Brackin that the front in this line, .avers Miss Velda
state game and fresh water fish Laurish, elephant trainer with the
commission is "riddled with poli- Horne Bros. Circus, who has just
tics of the worst kind" and suggest trained her particular pet elephant,
that if conditions are not improved, Roseniary, in all sorts of difficult
a constitutional amendment to re- elephant performances, a task re-
peal the commission's present au- quiring patience and perseverance,
thority will be submitted. and a close, continuous study of the
The commission has been under nature of each individual animal.
fire for many months. Miss Laurish's chief claim to
--- fame as an elephant trainer lies in
Widow Woman Claims the terpsichorean ability of the ani-
First New Spuds In '50 mals she works. With surprising
skill they dance the carioca and the
Mrs. C. M. Palmer is claiming he continental.
distinction of having the first new Horne Bros. Circus, which plays
potatoes of 1950 in Port St. Joe, here Friday, March 3, under spon-
having dug some on Monday, Feb- sorship of Willis V. Rowan oPet
ruary 13. 116, American Legion, will present
In addition, she also dined on as a prelude to the circus perform-
fresh carrots, beets, cabbage, let- ance, a stupendous spectacle en-
tuce and onions the same day. titled "Alice In Wonderland," a
"T think that's nrettyv ood for a gorgeous fiesta.
Is Newest Racket
Not satisfied with having some
50,000,000 bushels of potatoes to
throw at the birds, some farmers
up in Maine are smuggling potatoes
into the United States and putting
them into local bags to qualify for
price supports. -
New England lawmakers state
that customs and border forces are
being strengthened in an effort to
halt the spuml smugglers.
What some unprincipled people
won't do for a buck.
Trouble with reformers is that two
of them so rarely agree.
Entertain Friends At Buffet Supper
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Brodnax
entertained a few friends Wednes-
day night of last week with cock-
tails and a late buffet supper. Pres-,
ent were Dr. and Mrs. John Wayne
Hendrix, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Han-
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We warned her that her boasting
might set off a controversy with-
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ie Time The Anti-Trust Lawyers
Killed Their Own Case!
For ten years the anti-trust lawyers have been attacking the business methods that
make it possible to give the public the best quality food at the lowest prices.
In our last ad we told you how Federal Judge W. H. Atwell, at Dallas, threw the ant-
trust lawyers and all their inflammatory charges against A&P right out of his court.
But the anti-trust lawyers were not satisfied with decisions against them by three
They still wanted to destroy A&P.
They Appealed to New Orleans
So they appealed Judge Atwell's decision to the three-
judge Circuit Court at New Orleans.
One of the three, Judge Curtis L. Waller, agreed with
Judge Atwell that the case should be dismissed.
The other two members of the Circuit Court, Judge Jo-
seph C. Hutcheson Jr. and Judge Allen Cox, although
saying the case should be tried, agreed that the indict-
ment was vague and contained many' allegations which
They decided that Judge Atwell at Dallas should protect
A&P from these inflammatory allegations and could
order the anti-trust lawyers to supply the defendants
with a bill of particulars..
So the case was back in Dallas again.
Judge Atwell, carrying out the decision of the Circuit
Co'-+, struck out the inflammatory matter.
He said that without this inflammatory and prejudicial
matter the Grand Jury might never have returned the
Judge Atwell said to the anti-trust lawyers:
"There are many statements in the indictment which
are not at all in violation, and are highly prejudicial
The anti-trust lawyers objected. They advanced an amaz-
ing argument. They said that the removal of their in-
flammatory allegations (which all four judges had
agreed did not belong in the indictment) destroyed their
Judge Atwell instructed the anti-trust lawyers to fur-
nish the court with a bill of particulars. In short, he
wanted specific charges instead of vague generalities.
He set the deadline for furnishing this material at
January 15th, 1944.
When the anti-trust lawyers twice asked for more time,
pleading sickness among their staff, Judge Atwell ex-
tended the time to February 25th because he believed
that they were honestly trying, in good faith, to prepare
the material he had requested.
Actually, it developed, they were using the time to get
ready to drop the case in Dallas and start it in another
THE GREAT ATLANTIC &
They Quit in Dallas
On February 26th, while the judge was still waiting for
his answer and without any previous notice to him, the
anti-trust lawyers gave a story to the newspapers in
Washington, announcing that they were dropping the
case in Dallas.
They said that it was their intention "to file a substan-
tially similar suit in an appropriate jurisdiction at an
The "early date" turned out to be the same day.
As soon as one anti-trust lawyer killed the case in Dal-
las, another anti-trust lawyer filed a new case in Dan-
ville, Illinois. This new case made most of the .same
allegations that had been made and dropped in Dallas;
and that are being made against us today.
So now, to the anti-trust lawyers, all four judges who
had ruled on' the Dallas case were wrong.
Despite defeats in three federal courts in widely sepa-
rated parts of the country, they continued their cam-
paign to destroy A&P.
When Judge Atwell heard of their action he ordered the
anti-trust lawyers to prepare an order for his signature '
dismissing the Dallas case.
Insigning this order he said to the anti-trust lawyers:
"This nolle prosequi does not have the sanction or ap-
proval of this court. That is not necessary nor that
the government ask for the court's approval.
'It is, however, a matter that may be presented to the
other court and may be of interest to the people at
So after their efforts to destroy A&P had failed in Wash-
ington, D. C., Wilson, North Carolina, and Dallas,
Texas, the anti-trust lawyers moved on to Danville, Ill.
They were still determined to destroy this company
which had brought more and better food at lower cost
to millions of American families.
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:FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1950
THE STAR, -PQRT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
A SI TH SOF
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITrrH, Editor and Publisher
,Also Linot'pe 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 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
A NEW METHOD TO ELECT PRESIDENTS
For many years there has been agitation to
change, through constitutional amendment, our
method of electing presidents, by abolishing the
electoral college system as it is now constituted
and replacing it with a system based on the pop-
ular vote. It now looks as if this proposal has an
excellent chance of becoming law.
If it does, it -will revolutionize the established
pattern of political campaigning.
Under the existing system, the candidate who
gains a majority in a state gets the entire vote of
the 'state in the electoral college. It doesn't make
any difference how small that majority may be.
He might carry a state by but a single popular
vote-yet he would get the whole electoral vote,
and that's the vote that counts.
The constitutional amendment which is now
pending provides that each candidate's electoral
vote shall be proportionate to his popular vote.
In other words, if a man received 51 per cent of
a state's popular vote he would get that percent-
age of the state's electoral votes instead of all of
it. And if, on the other hand, he got 49 per cent,
he would be given that part of the electoral vote
instead of none.
The influence this would have on campaign
politics is obvious. For instance, the Republicans
never spend much money or exert much effort in
the South. They know that their chance of gain-
ing a majority in any of those states is but one
short step removed from impossible. However,
under the proposed new system. it would be-
hoove the GOP to do its utmost in, say, Florida
no less than in Ohio. Every Republican vote,
even though the total was still modest, would
help their candidate toward the White House.
By the same token, Democrats would no longer
just go through the motions of campaigning in
solidly Republicain states such as Vermont. They
would be out to get the largest proportion of
the vote possible.
Your friend (he ain't ours) President Truman
has said he doubts if the proposed change can
be effected in time to influence the 1952 cam-
paign. However, looking back over constitutional
amendments we find that the amendment re-
pealing prohibition became law about 10 months
after it was submitted to the state, and the pro-
posal abolishing the "lame duck" session of con-
gress made the grade in 11 months. The amend-
ment. legalizing woman's suffrage was approved
in 14 months.
A Port St. Joe woman told us yesterday that
she, really has troubles. Her son is a veteran of
World War II, her husband is a veteran of World
War I, and her father served with Teddy Roose-
velt in the Spanish-American War. "When they
start talking whodunits there really for a visit with the parents of the
is a rumpus," she said. two ladies, Mr. and Mrs. 'W. J. Belin.
Visiting Parents Spends Week-end In Mississippi
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Haygood of Jake Belin spent the week-end ih
Mobile, Ala., and Mrs. Bill Ebersole Gulfport, Miss., on business for the
of Macon. Ga., arrived last Friday St. Joe Paper Company.
FLAMI G DAY
Friday, March 3
Birds are paraded only once a
One of America's Foremost
TEN YEARS AGO
S From the Files of The Star
Politicians Speak At Rally
Candidates for all offices were in
.attendance at a rally held Monday
at the Port Theater sponsored by
Local 379, International Brother-
hood of Paper Makers. Candidates
making talks were Jim Bounds, B.
A. Pridgeon and Harold Palmer,
candidates for city commissioner;
A. C. Rhames, Floyd Lister and Roy
Connell, for county commissioners;
County Judge Thos. R. L. Cater,
Clerk Joe Hunter, School Superin-
tended Chauncey Costin, Sheriff B.
E. Parker, Tax Assessor Sammy
Patrick and Supervisor of Registra-
tion C. G. Rish, all seeking re-elec-
tion, all spoke. E. Clay Lewis Jr.,
Buddy McLin and B. W. Eells, can-
didates for representative, stated
their platforms, as did G. Pierce
Wood, out for congress, and Frank
Adams of Blountstown, candidate
ifor state senator.
Bounds Wins Commission Seat
Of a total of 673 registered voters
in the city, 613 turned out Tuesday
to cast their ballots and elect Jim
Bounds to the seat on the board of
city commissioners held by Bernard
Pridgeon, whose term expired and
who was seeking re-election.
Born, February 20, to Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Guertin at a Panama
City hospital, a daughter.
Petition Asks Fishing Pier
Petitions are being circulated by
local residents urging that the city
,construct a 1500-foot pier into the
bay at the foot of Fifth Street. It is
pointed out that the short pier at
the Port Inn does not extend far
enough into the bay to reach deep
water anti the best fishing.
Have Number of Week-enders
Week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Dan Brooks were his mother, Mrs.
D. J. Brooks of Elba, Ala,; Mrs. L.
P. Mullins of Elba, mother of Mrs.
Joe Brooks; and Mrs. Victor Tay-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAYj FEBRUARY 24, 1950
FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 24. 1950
THE LOW DOWN
Editor The Starr:
You no, in these here days when
so menny windy gents is tellin' us
of their de-vious but urgent ways of
making' our simple de-mocracy com-
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
plikated, I see a omen in the offin' happyness depend on a guy's de-
-a good omen. A good eyesite you gree of desire to prespire.
have, sez my friend Henry. Don't This here meens to me, Henry
slow me down, I sez. I see writers ol' boy, I sez, that our present over-
-ones who've bin in the Fair or size Ship-of-State may be a weak-
New Deel corner for years-be- enin' at sum of the seems-as sum
ginnin' to show doubt. Sum are of the regular passengers is desert-
wunderiag iffen we reely kin, after in' and goin' ashore. And in quite
all, make everybuddy, bronze, black hefty political circles things is a
or white, prosperous and happy via happening too. Uncle Jimmy Burns
a motherly, coddlin' Govt. versus is already on dry land-writers is
making' prosperity and long time a putting' 2 and 2 together. Jimmy,
of all people, shud no iffen the ol'
boat is seeworthy or has becumn
barnakle coated. He ain't no green
And now congress, suckin' its
thumb, and making' half-harted mo-
shuns at getting' Sambo weened
frum his prodigal livin', may be on
the virge of getting' hep. Looks half
way promising' ennyway-almost.
Yours with the low down,
NOTICE TO OUR READERS
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be paid for at time of insertion. A
minimum charge of 50c is made for
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all over 30.
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Sgt. James 0. Herring is receiv-
ing amphibious training at the na-
val amphibious base, Little Creek,
Va., in preparation for participation
in "Operation Portex," joint air-
sea-ground maneuver to be held in
the Caribbean during late February
and early March.
"Portex" is planned to test new
amphibious and airborne techniques
and equipment, to gather knowledge
and data concerning the principles
governing a joint operation, and to
indocrinate army, navy, air force
and marine personnel in joint train-
ing of all services for increased ef-
ficiency of the armed forces as a
Climax of the operation will be
a combined assault on the island of
Vieques, which lies about six miles
off the coast of Puerto Rico. The is-
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wrinkles in adding realism to man-
Sgt. Herring, a member of the
39th Field Artillery Battalion, Hq.
Battery, Fort Benning, Ga., is the
brother of Mrs. W. A. Johnson, and
his wife is the former Miss Onnie
Publication Urges Tourists
To View Rivers of Florida
Tourists. who pass up the chance
to explore Florida's rivers are miss-
ing' an unmatched wealth of scenic
wonders and a sportsman's para-
dise, says an article by James H.
East in the Ford Times, a nation-
ally-circulated travel magazine pub-
lished by the Ford Motor Co.
The Sunshine State's "dark, en-
chanting, slow-moving rivers are
highways through the jungles and
waterways to the primitive," says
East. In his four-page feature ar-
ticle, the writer describes briefly
such well-known rivers as the St.
Johns, the Florida, the Suwannee,
the Kissimmee and the Indian, and
others less known like the Shark
and the Caloosahatchee.
"The Florida River," he says, "is
rich, exciting with wildlife, dense
with semi-tropical foliage, and of-
fers more sport for less effort than
any other. It is surprising that more
travelers have not discovered this
and that more boats are not seen
on tourists' cars."
Four paintings in full color illus-
trate the article.
Visit Over Week-end
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Carr and daugh-
ter, Carolyn, of Tuskegee, Ala.,
spent the week-end here with Mrs.
Carr's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. G.
Good Day's Work Will Pay
Enumerators About $8.00
Persons employed as enumera-
tors for the 17th decennial census
in Gulf county will earn about $8
to $9 per day, according to informa-
tion from the district office at Tal-
lahassee. The enumerator's pay is
based on the payment of piece
prices so much per name, per
farm, or per dwelling unit enumer-
ated in the census.
Most of the enumerators will be
employed for a period of from two
to four weeks, and will be expected
to complete their work within a
limited period of time without re-
gard to the customary number of
hours worked each day or week.
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Reba Pitts, former owner of the
Modern Beauty Shop, would like
her friends to know that she is now
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2:4, 1950)
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
'.IflA- FFRR-vRY 24. 15 T
OAK GROVE NEWS
By MRS. PEARL McFARLAND
N. A. Patton of Jacksonville vis-
ited here the past week with his
mother, Mrs. George Patton.
Mrs. W. F. Knight of Cross City
is a guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. T.
Campbell and family.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Neidig have as
their guests Mr. and Mrs. George
Jackson of Sarasota.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Horton have
as their guests Mrs. Molly Eason
of Wilson, N. C., and Mr. and Mrs.
Clifton Eason of Raleigh, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Stirewalt vis-
ited this past week in Bristol with
Mrs. E. B. Dunaway.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brewton at-
tended the funeral of John A. Mc-
Keithen in Panama City Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wilson and
family visited in Enterprise, Ala.,
over the week-end.
George Padgett, Wilma Padgett
and Allie O'Brien spent the week-
end in Vernon, Fla., with Mr. and
Mr. Anderson and daughters.
G. W. Parrish, who has been home
with his parents, has re-enlisted in
the service and is now stationed at
Fort Ord, California.
Rev. Early Whitfield of Wewa-
hitchka was visiting here Monday
with Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Shoots.
W. G. Knight was visiting Satur-
day in Cross City.
STATE TO SPEND
(Continued from page 1)
curb to curb, a six-foot sidewalk
and storm sewers on each side of
the street. This job also calls for
an expenditure of $100,000.
From the county seat on to the
Calhoun county line, a distance of
five miles, a complete resurfacing
job will be done at a cost of some
In writing to Tapper, the road
department head said,: "I feel sifre
that you. the members of the board
of county commissioners and city
officials of Port St. Joe and Wewa-
hitchka will, be delighted with. the,
news of the 'budgeted items which
cover roads long needed in Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka.
"I. would like to take this oppor-
tunity too express the appreciation
of the road department for the fine
co-operation you have given us and
to assure you that it is our desire
and purpose to co-operate in every
way we can in giving Gulf county a
fine system not only of primary
but also of secondary roads.
"Under the secondary road pro-
gram, local roads in Gulf county
can and will be improved oni the
routes desired locally, and will be
constructed from year to year as
funds are available.
"According to the best estimates
available to this department, Gulf
county will have available for sec-
ondary road construction during
1950, '51 and '52 $156,800. Thereaf-
ter each year the secondary funds
will continue to accrue, which can,
be programmed into additional lo-
cal road construction."
Visitor From Sarasota
Dan Harris of Sarasota spent the
week-end here with his sister and
husband, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Shaw.
WHITE CiTY NEWS
Sunday School Party
The junior class of the White
City community Sunday school, un-
der the direction of Mrs. Carl Hol-
senbeck, and the intermediate class
of Mrs. Alton Hardy's entertained
last Friday night with a party in
the community building. After a
number of games and refreshments
the group went to the home of Mrs.
Holsenbeck where they enjoyed mo-
tion pictures shown by Ronnie Hol-
senbeck. Fifteen young people were
present for the occasion.
Joe Stebel, Ella Stebel and son,
Bobby, and Johnny Price spent
Sunday in Panama City as guests
of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Croxton have
as their house guests this week Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. Donaldson and daugh-
ter Nancy Sue of Elmhurst, Ill.,
and the Misses Lois Donaldson and
Mary Mulkein, who are attending
Illinois State Normal at Normal,
We all welcome home M's. Geo.
Harper and her new baby daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Gallion of
Champagne, Ill., who have been the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Crox-
ton for the past three months, were
called home Friday due to illness
in the family.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sewell and
children and Mr. and Mrs. David
Christmas spent- the week-end in
Georgia with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon
were in Panama City Wednesday
NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is heieby g-iven that pursuallt to
Chapter 20953, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1941,, the undersigned person intends to
.'eister wtth the Clerk ot tile Circuit Court
)( Gulf County, Florida, four weeks after
che first publication of this notice, the tic-
orI..: trade name- under which he will
r *rvi; ..-.,' in business and in which said
business is to be carried on, to-wit: D. K.
BRODNAX & COMtPANY, Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida. First publication February 17,..1950.
2-17 3-10 DAVID K. BRODNAX.
CALL FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the City
of, Port St. Joe, Florida, at the office of the
City Auditor and Clerk up to 3:00 P M.
EST February '28, at which time and place
all bids will be publicly opened and read
aloud for furnishing all material and all la-
bor for construction of seating facilities to
ble erected in the grandstand at the .Munici-
pal Ball Park at Port St. Joe, Florida, ac-
cording to drawings covering the work.
Proposed forms of contract documents, in-
chluding drawings, may be examined at the
office of thie City Auditor arid Clerk.
Qualifications of the bidder must be sat-
isfactory to the owner. No bidder may with-
draw his bid for a period of fifteen days after
the date set for "the opening thereot, with-
out the consent of the owner.
B. H.. DICKENS, Jr.,
1 City, Auditor and Clerk.
The Board of Public Instruction will re-
ceive sealed bids in the office of the Super-
intendent in the Court House, Wewahitclika,
Florida, until 10:00 o'clock A. M. CST,
March 7, 1I950, on the following:
The Old Wewahitclika High School Site
(2) Acres more or lest lying to the
west and adjacent to State Highway
(1) 1937 Ford Chassis with school bus
body attached, which may be seen at
the Wimberly Motor Company, Port St.
Any further information may be obtained
in the office of the Superintendent, at the
Court House in Wewahitchka, Florida.
s / THOSE. A. OWENS,
2-24 3-3 County Superintendent.
NOTICE FOR DIVORCE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY
FLORIDA. IN CHANCERY.
GEORGIE A. LOCKE, Plaintiff,
CLAUDI)IE LOCKE, Defendant.
Claudie Locke is hereby notified to file an
appearance in this Court in the, above styled
cause on Monday, March 27, 1950, to a bill
for divorce filed against him by Georgie A.
This 22nd day of February, '1950.
GEORGE Y CORE, "
(SEAL) Clerk Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida.
SILAS R. STONE,
Attorney for Plaintiff.. 2-24 3-17
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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Carry Son To Specialist
Mr. and Mrs. Rush Chism carried
their son Ronnie to Pensacola dur-
ing the week-end for treatment by
a specialist. They also visited in
Mobile, Ala., with Mrs. Chism's par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Hughes.
Visit Sister In Hospital
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Rich, David
Rich and Mrs. H. E. Rich were in
Donalsonville, Ga., last Sunday vis-
iting Mrs. H. E. Rich's sister, Mrs.
J. L. Peters, who had undergone an
operation the previous Wednesday.
Making Home In Texas
Mrs. Medwell Hill and daughter
left last week-end for Houston,
Texas, to join Mr. Hill.
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
RATES-1%/ 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
tioned watches. Bargain prices.
Parker's Jewelry, LeHardy Build-
ing, Reid Ave. 2-24 3-17c
SAW-Builders 10-inch bench saw
with 3 h.p. motor, practically
new. Cheap. See F. W. Chandler,
McClellan Avenue. 3-3*
USED OUTBOARD MOTORS
Good, bad, indifferent. All makes,
models and prices. Brooks Sporting
Goods Store. 1-27tf
furnished apartment. Phone' 296J
one ring, or see Paul James Farmer
at Gulf Hardware Co. ic
FOR RENT-4-room unfurnished
house, electricity, nice garden
spot; $20 month. See George Par-
rish, Oak Grove. 3-24 3-3c
FOR RENT Small unfurnished
house for rent on Long Avenue
near 16th Street. Call at St. Joe
Motor Company. 2-17 24c
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
FEMALE HELP WANTED,
school senior preferred. Work af-
ternoons and Saturdays. See C. L.
Parker, Parker's Jewelry, LeHardy
Building. 2-24 3-3c
SALESMEN WANTED -
WANTED-Man with car for Raw-
leigh business in Gulf county.
Company representative will inter-
-view. Write at once, giving age and
experience. Middle-aged' man pre-
ferred. Rawleigh's, Dept. FAB-101-
216, attention Mr. Laws, P. O.Box
2467, Memphis, Tenn. 3-17*
Your Photo While U Wait!
Bust and Full Length Photos
THE PICTURE BOX
Next Stephens Grocery, 1st Street
WHILE YOU WAIT
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Brooks Hardware and
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GUEST CHECKS-(100 to pad).
3Large, $6 per 100 pads; 10 pads,
75c. Small, $5 per 100 pads; 10 for
60.c. Also onionskin "COPY" second
sheets, $2.25 per package of 1000
(don't ask us to break .a package).
'THE STAR. 10-24tf
of All Kinds, By a City-Licensed
THE PICTURE BOX
Next Stephens Grocery, 1st Street
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All visit-
ing companions welcome. James M.
Harris, High Priest; H. R. Maige,
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, I.'-O.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
nesdays, 7:30 p. m. in Masonic hall.
All members urgbd to attend; visit-
ing brethren invited. W. H. Weeks,
N. G.; Walter White, Secretary.
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO
22, I. 0. 0. F.--Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Elwyn Blount, N. G.; Mary
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
>ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
days each month, 8:00 p. m.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. W. A.
Roberts, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
SACRIFICE due to sickness, six-
room house, 3 lots. Reasonable
down payment, balance like rent.
Write Box 13, c/o The Star. 3-3*
FOR RENT-4-room partially fur-
nished apartment; $35.00 month.
FOR SALE--Small 2-story house
on 12th Street, situated on two
beautiful lots facing Monument
WE ALSO HAVE a two-bedroom
house on McClellan Avenue and
a 3-bedroom house on Long Ave-
nue for sale.
FRANK & DOT'S AGENCY
CULPEPPER CAR IS STOLEN; COACH CRAIG. IS MADE
FOUND NEAR BLOUNTSTOWN HONORARY KIWANIAN
Mrs. J. C. Culpepper in future
probably will take the keys from
her car when leaving, it parked, for
Tuesday night, while doing some
late work in the Florida Power Cor-
poration office, she left the car out
front. When she came out to re-
turn home, the car was missing.,
State Highway Patrolman J. R.
Jordan was immediately notified,
but the car was not found until late
Wednesday, near Blountstown. It
was carefully locked and the keys
Mr. Culpepper went to the Cal-
houn county city yesterday morn-
ing-with extra keys-to bring his
beloved Nash back home.
CITY WILL DRILL WELL
(Continued from page 1)
at the meeting was passage of a
resolution thanking Representative
George Tapper for his assistance in
getting the cigaret tax bill through
R-egisterea eal estate Broker
211 Reid Avenue Phone 61 In Montgomery On Business
W. B. Humphrey was in Mont-
FIVE-ROOM HOUSE and 3 acres of gomery, Ala., Sunday and Monday
land, 4 miles south of Wewahit- '
chka on St. Joe Highway. For quick on business for the St. Joe Motor
sale reasonably priced. See R. M. Company.
Davis, Honeyville. 3-3* I -
LOST AND FOUND Guests From Louisiana
Sgold Scheffer Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Warner have
LOST- Black and gold Scheffer as their guests Mr. and Mrs. Otto
fountain pen. Reward. Return toas guests Mr an r O
Mrs. Marion H. Pitts, First Street, Winkler, Mrs. G. A. Winkler and
Highland View. 1* Mrs. W. C. Warner of Bastrop, La.
Marion Craig, high school ath-
letic coach and director of physical
education, has been admitted as an
honorary member of the Port St.
Joe Kiwanis Club. This was an-
nounced Wednesday at the weekly
luncheon meeting, which was ad-
dressed by Coach Craig.
In his talk, Craig reviewed the
athletic program at the school and
pointed out the many possibilities
of an expanded recreational pro-
gram for the community. He said
months, would do much to help
keep the youth of the town occu-
pied with a wholesome day to day
Home On Furlough
Pfc. Frank J. Pierce, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Pierce of this city,
arrived home Thursday of last week
from Camp Campbell, Ky., to spend
a 20-day furlough with his parents,
friends and relatives.
Spend Week-end In Blountstown
Mr. and Mrs. Bunch Burge vis-
that money spent for this type pro- ited in Blountstown over the week-
gram, especially during the summer end with Mr: and Mrs. T. Burge.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1950