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PORT ST. JOE
Community With a
Is Devoted To the Con-
tinued Development of
Port St. Joe and Gulf
"Port St. Joe The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
VOLUME XIII FORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1950 NUMBER 26
Make Sixth Team
In Gulf League
Season Will Open April 30
At a meeting helld here Sunday
in the city hall, the Tallahassee
-Capitols were officially entered in
the Gulf Coast Baseball League to
bring the number of teams up to
six, the same as last year, making,
everything ready to go when the
season opens on Sunday. April 30.
The schedule calls for each team
to play 30 games, with Wednesdays
and Sundays being game days.
Entry of the Tallahassee team
this year had been rejected at a
previous meeting due to the fact
that they had no park and were re-
quired to play all games away from
Roster of teams consists of Ap-
alachicola, Panama City, Tallahas-
see, Blountstown, Wewahitchka and
Port St. Joe.
Tom Owens, league president,
believes that the opening of the
season should find the league much
stronger than last year. Several of
the teams have already started
practice sessions, and exhibition
games will soon be in the offing. It
is anticipated that one or more ex-
hibitions may be staged with the
House of David team, which is in
training at Panama City.
D. K. Brednax, who has the con-
tract for erection of steel and con-
crete seats in the grandstand at
the new ball park, has informed the
editor of The Star that he feels ab-
solutely certain that the job will be
completed in time for opening of
Legion Post Sponsors
Donkey Softball Game
Laughable Event On Donkeyback
Scheduled for Tomorrow Eve-
ning At Old Ball Park
The donkeys are coming! Differ-
ent sizes, shapes and colors, but all
with. their own individualities, or
so says the manager of the Orange
J. Ranch. He's been in the donkey
business for a long time and thinks
this, is the finest 'group of baseball-
mninded burros on the road. Each is
a graduate of the "Donkey College"
arid is a past master at his own par-
ticular specialty, whether it is base
stealing, sliding, bucking, or just
plain standing still.
In case you haven't heard, they
are to be used in the softball game
tomorrow night at 8:30 under aus-
pices of Willis V. Rowan Post 116,
American Legion, in the old base-
ball park near the A. N. depot.
All .players, except the pitcher
and catcher, are to be mounted on
the donkeys and are to run bases,
field balls and make all other plays
while riding on the donkeys. And,
what is more, they will have to cope
with the donkeys' ideas as to what
should be done on the field.
A portable lighting system will
be set up at the ball park, and the
entire game will be played under
the giant lights.
Visits Here After Wedding
Mrs. Emmie Bowen of Lyons, Ga.,
mother of Mrs. Alton Hardy, was a
visitor during the past week, com-
ing here from Tallahassee, where
she attended the Coleman-Nelms
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF CONSTITUTION PARK
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The above cut shows, an archi- the end of a palm-bordered mall Florida Board of Parks and His-
tectural study of the proposed de- from the existing marble monument toric Memorials, states that the
d sm and tourist in-
velopment of Port St. Joe's Consti- which was erected in 1922 to mark
The proposed plan includes a mu-
seum building (top) to be located
on a fill in St. Joseph's Bay at
Determination of Validity of City
Admission Tax Set for Hearing
April 11 By Judge Lewis
The Martin-Davis Theater attack
on city admission taxes levied by
Port St. Joe, Panama City and Chip-
ley awaits a final hearing for de-
termination, the date being April
11 at 9 a. m. in Bonifay.
Circuit Judge E. Clay Lewis Jr.,
Monday denied a petition for a tem-
porary injunction following an ex-
tended hearing in the Bay county
court house at Panama City. He
held that it was discretionary with
the bench whether or not a tem-
porary injunction was issued, and
his ruling had the effect of setting
the litigation over until the final
The theater chain had asked a
temporary injunction to enjoin col-
lection of the tax in the three cities
until a declaratory judgment was is-
(Continued on page 7)
the site of Convention Hall in which
*he state's first constitution was
brought into being in 1838.
Lewis G. Scroggin, director of the
BIG government costs BIG
money. Most of us pay for it
with deductions from our sal-
ary. Government earns noth-
ing-it only SPENDS-and
the more it SPENDS the more
YOU must PAY.
Almost everything you buy
and everything you do is
taxed. When you ride a bus,
use a telephone, go to a movie,
fill your gas tank, or even buy
a loaf of bread, you pay a
Those you elect to office
this year will be SPENDING
YOUR MONEY next year. The
more they SPEND the more
YOU will have to pay.
If you send SPENDERS and
WASTERS to represent you it
will mean higher taxes and in-
creased living costs. It's YOUR
government-you can vote for
whom you please.
Think it over seriously.
formation building will be used to
house important artifacts and de-
scriptive dioramas presenting the
I colorful history of Florida, and par-
ticularly old St. Joseph.
But Three County
Contests On Ballot
Two Vie for Commission Post In
Dist. 4; One School Board Con-
test and Representative Tilt
Gulf county voters will have but
three decisions to make in the May
2 primary as far as county officials
go, that for county commissioner in
district 4, where D. C. Arnett would
unseat Basil E. Kenney Jr.; mem-
ber of school board in district 3,
where Grady Manasco is opposing
L. P. Sutton, incumbent, and in the
representative race, which finds C.
C. Wilson pitted against the incum-
bent, George Tapper.
Unopposed for re-election are J.
"S. Daniel for commissioner in dis-
'trict 2. Thos. Meriwether for mem-
ber school board in district 1, J. A.
Whitfield for member school board
in district 5, and Billy Hammock
Seeking seats on the state demo-
cratic committee are L. W. Owens
(Continued on page 7)
First Services Are
Held Sunday In New
Edifice Being Built On "Pay
As You Go" Plan; Old
Church Is Closed
Opening services were held Sun-
day in the new Methodist Church
at the corner of Constitution Drive
and Monument Avenue when both
the Sunday school and morning
preaching services were conducted,
Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, pastor, an-
nounces that the new church is the
place of all church meetings now,
as the old church is closed. Sunday
school begins promptly at 9:45 a.
m., with morning worship at 11:00.
All youth meetings are held at 7
Sunday evening, with evening wor-
ship following at 8 o'clock.
"We are grateful to each one who
in any way contributed to making
our new church possible," said Rev.
Tubb. "We prayerfully urge all
members to attend their church
regularly, and invite all our friends
who are not attending church else-
where to worship with us."
The new church, of block con-
struction with brick veneer, has
been under construction on a "pay
as you go" plan since the spring of
1948. The imposing structure is al-
most complete now, with the main
auditorium being the major uncom-
The .educational wing of the
building, in which these first serv-
ices were held; contains, a 'smaller
auditorium seating about 400. The
seating capacity of the main audi-
torium is 408 on the ground floor
and 85 in the balcony.
Approximately $65,000 has been
expended up to the present, with
$115,000 the amount estimated to
be spent when the furnishings and
all equipment is installed.
Political Talk Made
At K. K. K. Meeting
Small Crowd Hears "The Speaker"
Condemn Schools, Churches
A public meeting of the Ku Klux
Klan was held last Saturday night
in front of the A. N. depot and a
small crowd, the majority of whom
left before the meeting was over,
heard what was mainly a political
speech delivered by an unknown
person introduced merely as "The
"The Speaker" condemned the
nation's churches, schools and sys-
tem of government and took sev-
eral cracks at Senator Claude Pep-
per. He also denied that the Klan
had burned any crosses in Port St.
Joe or vicinity, nor had it made any
threats against individuals.
The klansmen paraded through
the city in cars, one of which car-
ried a burning cross. License plates
on the vehicles were from Georgia,
anl Alabama, Bay, Franklin and
Liberty counties, with one lone
Gulf county "66" tag in evidence.
City permit for use of loud-speak-
ing equipment was issued to one
"Edward James," address unknown.
JUNIOR CLASS TO TOUR
EGLIN AIR FIELD TODAY
The junior class of the Port St.
Joe high school will make an edu-
cational tour of Eglin Field today.
Mrs. Brooks Kennington, the class
sponsor, will be in chare of the trip
to the huge air field.
PAGE TWO -
| MYR-'ICE 0. SMITH, Editor
ENGAGEMENT OF PATRICIA
LANEY IS ANNOUNCED
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Laney of Port
St. Joe announce the engagement
and approaching marriage of their
daughter, Patricia, to James Ran-
dall Brinson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
H. T. Brinson of this city.
The bride-elect was born in Chip-
ley and received her early school-
ing there. She has recently received
the degree of Bachelor of Arts at
Florida State University, Tallahas-
see, where-she was active in choral
groups and religious organizations
and held an honorary membership
in the sophomore council.
Mr. Brinson, after graduating
from Brooklet high school, Brook-
let, Ga., served for three years with
the navy and attended the Univer-
sity of Georgia, graduating with the
class of '48. At present he is affili-
ated with Graybar Electric Com-
pany in Columbia, S. C.
An invitation is extended to all
friends of the couple to attend the
ceremony, which will be an event
of Sunday, April 23, at 3 o'clock in
the afternoon in the First Metho-
dist Church' of this city.
MRS. W. S. SMITH HOSTESS
TO BAPTIST CIRCLE TWO
Baptist W. M. U. Circle Two met
Monday afternoon with Mrs. W. S.
Smith in her home on Williams
Avenue. Mrs. T. E. Parker gave the
devotional from Matt. 13, after
which the program, from.the South-
ern Home Mission Magazine, was
given by Mrs. A. R. Tomlinson on
the subject, "Go West Young Man.".
Mrs. J. 0. Baggett read an inter-
esting article on "Educational Work
Progresses. In Cuba," after which
reports were received from various
chairmen. The meeting was then
closed with prayer by Mrs. Green.
The hostess served pineapple up-
side-down -cake and punch to the
six members present and one new
member. Mrs. E. B. Green, who
was welcomed into the circle at
The April meeting of this circle
will be held with Mrs. W. S. Quarles
at her home on Long Avenue.
0. E. S. DEGREES CONFERRED
UPON MRS. M. SCHEFFER
At the' last regular meeting of
the Order of Eastern Star, Mrs.
Marguerite Scheffer received the
degrees of the order, and at this
time Worthy Matron Ruth Ramsey
presented Mrs. Lucy Mims, a re-
cent candidate, and Mrs. Scheffer
with white testaments as a me-
mento of the occasion.
An invitation is extended to all
members of the local chapter and
visiting Stars to be present at the
next meeting on March 28.
LUTHER CARDIN IS ORDAINED
SUNDAY AS BAPTIST MINISTER
Luther Cardin was ordained as a
Baptist ilminister in an ordination
service Sunday afternoon at 'the
First Baptist Church.
Rev. Cardin has been serving as
assistant pastor to Rev. L. F. Keels
during the time he was home from
Howard College, where he has been
Spend Week-end In Fort Walton
Mrs. Katherine Brown and Mrs.
W. H. Weeks attended a banquet
given by postmasters of Northwest
Florida at the Shalimar Club, Shali-
mar, Fla., last Saturday evening,
and were week-end .uests of Mr.
and Mrs. W. C. Pryor at Fort Wal-
Week-end Visitor From Tally
Mrs. F. G. Clark of Tallahassee
was a week-end visitor here with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. H.
TH SAR PRTST JEGUF OUT, LOID FIDYMACH24 15
COUPLE HONORED ON
Mrs. Carl Stevens was hostess at
a delightful surprise party St. Pat-
rick's Day evening at the Bay View
Methodist Church honoring Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Weeks on their ninth
wedding anniversary. The guests
attending were intimate friends of
A green and white color scheme
was carried out in the decorations
and favors, with the center of at-
traction being a large table holding
a nine-tiered wedding cake flanked
with lighted candles. Mrs. Stevens
was assisted in serving cake, tea
and chocolate by Mrs. Katherine
Brown and Miss Marjorie Rogers.
Mr. and Mrs, WeIeks were the re-
cipients of many lovely flowers and
beautiful gifts, along with the con-
gratulations and best wishes of
BAPTIST CIRCLE 3 MEETS
WITH MRS. W. C. PRIDGEON
Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon was hostess
Monday afternoon to Circle Four of
the Baptist W. M. U. at her home
on Monument Avenue. Mrs. E. R.
DuBose, brought the devotional,
Mrs. W. I. Cardin gave a talk on
"Our Neighbor and Me," and then
led in prayer. After a short busi-
ness session, the meeting was
closed with prayer by Mrs. Prid-
During the social hour the hos-
tess served sandwiches, cake and
iced drinks to the six members
Mrs. W. J. Daughtry will be hos-
tess to this circle at the April meet-
ing in her home on Fourth Street.
BAPTFST CIRCLE 4 MEETS
WITH MRS. RUSH CHISM
Baptist W. M. U. Circle Four met
Monday afternoon with Mrs. Rush
Chism in her home on Garrisan
Avenue. Mrs. P. B. Fairley gave
the devotional from Matt. 13, after
which an interesting discussion, on
"Who Will Go" was developed by
Mrs. Ralph Nance, Mrs. Otis Pyle,
Mrs. George Cooper and Mrs. Milton
Chafin. After a short business ses-
sion, the meeting was closed with
prayer by Mrs. Chafin.
During the social hour, the hos-
tess served chicken salad, coffee
and cake to the seven members
The April meeting of this circle
will be held with Mrs. P. B. Fairley.
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
9:30 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer fam-
ily service. Children and parents
will attend service together. In-
fants may be left under supervision
in the parish house.
Monday: 8 p. m.-Confirmation
class in the church.
Wednesday: 10 a. m.-Holy com-
munion; 4 p. m.-Young people's
Lenten service; 7:30 p. m.-Choir
Thursday: 8 p. m.-Litany and
study group, "TWhat We Believe."
You are invited to all services of
Takes Sister Back To School
Mrs. Mel Magidson was a visitor
in Tallahassee Tuesday when she
carried her sister, Miss Sara Jo
Costin, back to Florida State Uni-
versity after she had spent the holi-
days here with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. G. Costin.
Visitors From St.. Augustine
Mrs.-C. A. LeHardy and Mrs. B.
B. Dancy of St. Augustine are visit-
ing here for two weeks as guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Thomas. *
Mrs. Ida Brown and family.
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REBA PITTS and ALINE COLEMAN 4
Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Alligo of
Carabelle announce the birth of a
son, Charles Anthony, on March 9.
Mr. and Mrs. John David Lee of
Port St. Joe are the proud parents
of a daughter, Joan Ellen, born on
Friday, March 10.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Hill of
Highland View announce the birth
of a son, Lonnie, on March 10.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Finch of
Wewahitchka announce the birth of
a daughter, Janice Faye, on Tues-
day, March 14.
Capt. and Mrs. John A. deVries
of Tyndall Field proudly announce
the arrival of daughter on Wednes-
day, March 15. The young lady has
been named Kathleen Anne.
Mr. and Mrs..Curtis E. Friendly
of.Blountstown are announcing the
birth of a daughter, Brenda Diane,
on Thursday, March 16.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob D. Brake of
Kenney's Mill are the proud par-
ents of a son, Bobby, who arrived
Saturday, March 18.
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital)
Attending P.-T. A. Meet
Mrs. Ralph Swatts, regional di-
rector of Region 2 of the Parent-
Teacher Association, left Wednes-
day to attend a meeting of the P.-T.
A. state board of managers being
held in Orlando Thursday and Fri-
Home From West Coast Trip
Miss Margaret Smith returned by
bus Sunday from Seattle, Wash.,
where she had accompanied her sis-
ter, Mrs. Stanley Miller, who sailed
for Japan to join her husband.
In New Orleans On Business
Mr. and Mrs. Frank LeHardy
spent last week in New Orleans on
CARD OF THANKS
May we express to our friends
our heartfelt thanks and apprecia-
tion for the many acts of kindness
shown us .during the recent illness
and death of our husband and fa-
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THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
"Dedicated To Community Service"
Visitors From Tuskegee
Mrs. W. H. Carr and daughter
Carolyn Lee of Tuskegee, Ala., are
visiting here with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. G. Costin.
Brings Wife Home
Jimmy Greer drove to Palatka
during the week-end to bring home
his wife, who had been visiting in
Miss Catherine Nix was a Tues-
day visitor in Tallahassee when she
carried Tommy Simpson back to
Here From Savannah
Mrs. C. C. Taunton and sons,
Wayne and Pierce, of Savannah,
Ga., are visiting here this week
with Mrs. Bud Gaskin.
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined- Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
Today! One Day Only!
FRIDAY, MARCH 241 1956
THE STAR,-PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH ~4, 1950 'T~-I~ STAR, PVRT ST. JOEGULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE TkIR~E
restricted, as no visitors were al-
lowed near the station.
Cape San Bas Lighthouse Has Been With the day-by-day dutieswhich
Cape San Bias Lighthouse H-as Be included such things as cleaning
the lenses, checking the oil supply,
keeping complete accounts of all
Serving Hundred Years activities in the daily journals re-
quired by the government, this life
By.,HAROLD BELL was not the romantic picture which
some would believe.
When Mr. Lupton retired and
(Continued from last week), came to move to the station at St. left the Beacon Hill station, as it
When the official notice of the Joseph's Point, about 16 miles west was then commonly known, he left
transfer from Cedar Keys light- of San Blas. behind an outstanding record of 38
house to Cape San Bas came to During .a long period of service years as a lighthouse keeper. His
house to Cape San Blas; came .to, which totaled 26 years at the new wife, Mrs. Minnie, as she is affec-
the Luptons, there was very little location, Mr. and Mrs. Lupton and tionately known, helped him and
known to them about San Bias. The children were participants in nu- had a record of 22 years as assist-
problem naturally arose about how merous events which eased the rou- ant keeper.
to get there and transport their tine and monotony of a keepers Although the St. Joseph Point
family belongings. A Captain Wines job. station put them away from San
family belongings.When they moved from San Blas Blas, the Luptons were at all times
of Cedar Keys offered to make the in 1902, there was not a single interested in their former station.
trip of approximately 180 miles. house or business establishment at It was at that time one of the most
The trip was made by schooner the present location of the city of important lights on the west Flor-
for the price of $50, and the time Port St. Joe. The entire area now ida coast and remains so to this
covered by the town was merely a day.
was eight full days. There was very partial swamp and grown up in un- The present tower at San :las
little wind blowing on the trip and derbrush, pine trees and weeds. was moved in 1919 from the former
hence the slow voyage. Site of the new station was 250 site, about a quarter mile away.
Arriving at their new location on yards from the water of St. Josephs Permission had to be obtained by
November 18, 1895, they were sur- Bay and this location was also the the secretary of commerce from the
favorite spot for travelers to stop secretary of war for this move, due
prised to find that very few people on their way westward to the then to an order 'way back in March of
lived anywhere near them and-that new town of Millville. The only 1849 which was to the effect that
their work promised to be very road going west was a wagon road this part of St. Joseph's Peninsula
lonesome indeed. Mrs. Lupton- re- which followed close to the beach was to be reserved for military pur-
lates that they made the trip of all. the way-to Millville and which poses.
approximately 28 miles to Apalachi- passed the only postoffice between When Chief Hollingsworth was
cola about twice a year to purchase Apalachicola and the new town, a transferred to other work, B. E.
supplies. This trip was made by distance of approximately 55 miles. Locke of Mobile, Ala.. took charge
mule and wagon and the entire The little community store which of the San Blas light on November
thing required three days, with one housed the postoffice was known 26, 1949. He is happy in his new
day to go, a day for the mules to as Farmdale, which was located location after having served his
rest, and the third day to return, about 12 miles west of the present country for more than 15 years in
Some members of the family aver- Mexico Bedch and was inside the various branches of service and in
aged getting their mail about once Tyndall I ield military reservation more than half a dozen countries.
each month from Apalachicola. when it w'as established prior to Living at San Blas with his wife
During the Luptons' stay of seven. World War II. in a nicely equipped and comfort-
years at San Blas before they were During the year 1906, one par- able house, he is in charge of the
again transferred to the light sta- ticular turn of 'fate saw a heavy tower and is capably assisted by
tion at St. Joseph's Point (known gale come which resulted in two three enlisted men of the coast
as Beacon Hill) many events hap- large snapper boats, the Mattie guard. Earlie Rose, engineer, of
opened to make the life more "in- George and the Wyesskettle, being Sparta. Tenn.; Billy Blakney, sea-
teresting," to say the least. washed ashore as they attempted to man, of Taylorville, Miss., and
A bad hurricane in 1898 resulted make harbor here instead of at St. James Cantt, seaman, of Tampa.
in a large dredge boat, the Hern- Andrews, which was their regular Being the only station west of
don, out of Mobile, being washed harbor in which to anchor on their, the Apalachicola River equipped
up on the beach and several of the Pensacola-St. Andrews run. This with a radio beacon setup until
crew injured. These were carried; same gale caught a group of travel- (Continued on page 6)
to the marine hospital, then located ers from Carrabelle and points far-
in Apalachicola. I other east, and Mrs. Lupton found 75 1 I&
Safety precautions were taken herself playing host to a total of' S
by the government in 1898 when no 28 people on this particular night Ll9
visitors were allowed to come to and the one following.
the lighthouse. This was due to the Life at the light station was a
Spanish-American War. routine affair for the most part, but
The Lupton family received their with the coming of World War I,
second transfer in the month of military precautions again came
September, 1.902, when the order I into being, and life was even more umOuRTaRETtSsa STRU
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'TrIt STAA; PI RT ST. JOE,-GU LF COU NTY,. F40ORI DA
Port St. Joe, Florida
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Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, by The Star Publishing Company
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Also Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Pressman, Floor Man,
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Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
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Our Country Right or Wrong
THIS IS NOT FICTION
Will the reader pretend that he has an obscure
neighbor by the name of Harry Truman? And
will he pretend that Neighbor Truman has de-
,cided he must borrow money, a decision which
many of us ordinary folks have reached at times
in the tempestuous course of life?
Neighbor Truman, we're going to pretend,
steps into the bank to apply for the loan, and
we're going to have the privilege of observing
"I want to borrow $500," says our neighbor.
((Now most will anticipate the next few ques-
tions, having been through it.)
"Do you have any debts at the present time?"
the banker inquires.
"Yes," says our neighbor, "I owe the bank at
this moment about $25,800."
j"'What is your annual income, Mr. Truman?"
"I have a take-home pay amounting to $3,750
-a year," says he.
"Hmmmm," the banker hmms. He at once is
suspicious of the client's ability to pay the old
debt without $500 more added. And aren't his
,eavesdropping neighbors suspicious, too?
But the banker gives allowance for unfbrseen
circumstancese. So he asks Mr. Truman, "Do you
-think you will be able to save a large portion of
your income this year and each succeeding year
to reduce your indebtedness?"
"Oh, no," Neighbor Truman replies, to the sur-
prise of the banker and the neighbors listening
in. "My necessary living expenses this year will
be $4,250. I'll be forced to spend more than I
"Pardon me," the banker interjects. "Do you
mean that, owing already an amount that con-
stitutes seven times what you'll take in during a
year, you're going to spend more than you earn?"
"That's right," says Neighbor Truman. "You
see, I must provide tuition at private schools, for
my children. I must help a poor relative set up
a new business in which he's going to lose money
for a long time to come."
"Just what kind of business is that relative go-
ing to sink your money in?" the banker asks.
"Why," says Mr. Truman, "he's got a wonder-
ful humanitarian idea. He's going to sell milk to
the Hottentots at a price they can afford to pay."
"But just those things won't eat up your whole
income this year, will they?"
"No, but that isn't all," says Mr. Truman. "I
am building security for my children by putting
price supports under them. My boys sell news-
papers to the neighbors at a nickel apiece, but I
give them an extra nickel. My daughters make
lamp shades which they sell for $5, but I don't
think that's a fair price, so I give an extra $2 for
each one they sell. Besides, my wife wants a
The banker now steps aside to get his breath.
Here's a fellow who owes more than he can ever
repay if he lives frugally below his income, seek-
ing to borrow still more, and at the same time
boldly proclaiming his intention of carrying out
fantastic money-spending schemes.
What will the banker do? Will he lend the new
money? It's silly even to ask the question.
This scene is not fiction. It constitutes a faith-
ful reproduction of the program set forth in re-
gal solemnity by President of the United States
Harry S. Truman. Multiply all figures by ten mil-
lion and you have the Truman budget, his plan
of government, the government's income, and
the government's debt..
In this case, congress is the banker. If it makes
the loan, Borrower Truman's note will have to
be signed by the taxpayers-which is to say by
all the people. Who, in his right mind, would
voluntarily sign the note of such a profligate
spender?-Cleveland (Ohio) Plain Dealer.
Brownrv-H-+4avGuests Mrs. L. C. Brown of Sylvester, Ga.,
Sgt. Billy Brown and Mrs. J. C. mother of Mr. Brown, spent sev-
Boyd Jr., who are stationed in Ja- eral days here this week as guests
pan with the armed forces, and of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Brown.
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MONUMENT AVENUE PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Papermakers Name Officers
St. Joe Local No. 379, Interna-
tional Brotherhood of Papermakers
:at their meeting last week re-
-elected all their 1939 officers for
-the ensuing year, as follows: C. C.
"Wilson, president; T. Bullock, vice-
*president; M. J. Fillingim, treas-
mrer; H. C. Palmer, financial secre.
tpary; L. P. Sutton, recording secret&
tary; F. G. Davis, corresponding
secretary; W. C. Taunton, I. C. Lup-
ton and Bob Chandler, trustees.
Mope Candidates Announce
Candidates announcing for office
this week were Bud Brockett, for
county commissioner, district 1;
-Mrs. Basil E. Kenney, state Demo-
rcratic committeewoman from Gulf
,county; W. Roy Connell, county
-commissioner, district 1; Floyd C.
-Lister, county commissioner, dis-
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Kilbourn an-
-nounce the arrival of a daughter,
Eda Ruth, on Monday, March 18.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Wilcox an-
nounce the birth of a son on Mon-
day, March 18.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Fuller are an-
naouncing the birth of a son on Sun-
-day, Maroh 17.
Junior Class To Present Play
The junior class of the Port St.
Joe high school will present "Small
Town Romeo" as its annual play
at the school auditorium Tuesday
evening, March 26. Taking part in
the play will be Jimmy Weatherly,
Billy Roberts, Jimmy McNeill, Ar-
thur Forehand, Jesse Stone, Mur-
County Sales Taxes for
January Total $2,731
Gulf county sales tax collections
in January were $2,731.31, accord-
ing to figures received from the of-
fice of the state comptroller. This
figure is based upon merchants' re-
ports filed with the comptroller and
tabulated this 'week.
During January the county re-
ported gross business of $392,721.23
of which $96,986.34 was taxable.
The state's gross business dur-
ing the first month of the year was
$375,703.67, of which $114,047,095.84
was in taxable sales, with collec-
tions of $3,525,440.59.
At the present time, approxi-
mately 90,000 business concerns in
Florida have received certificates
under the sales tax law.
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mother, highest grade of school at-
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be asked' the duration of employ-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY MARCH 24 190
Port St. Joe, Florida
PAGE SIX 73-IE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNT'V, FLORIDA FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1950'
Last Rites Held
for Marion Brown
Passed Away Last Friday In Vet-
erans Hospital At
Funeral services were held Sun-
day from the home at 12:30 p. m.
for Marion F. Brown, 56, of this
city, who died last Friday at the
veterans hospital in Lake City. Rev.
Loyd W. Tubb officiated at the last
rites, with the Comforter Funeral
Home in charge of arrangements.
Interment was in the Hatcher Cem-
etery near Freeport at 3 o'clock
with the Masonic order in charge
of the graveside services.
Mr. Brown, who came to Port St.
Joe in 1947 from Albany, Ga., to be-
come mill superintendent of the St.
Joe Lumber & Export Company,
was a World War I veteran. He is
survived by his widow, Ida Brown,
of this city; a son, Marion Jr., of
Gainesville; a daughter, Mrs. Mil-
dred Holt of Albany, Ga.. and two
brothers, E. R. Brown of Pensacola
and J. 0. Brown of Portland, Fla.
To Be Held April 3
Examinations will be given Mon-
day, April 3. at 8:30 a. m. CST, in
Wewahitchka for one house schol-
arship for boys in the college fresh-
man or sophomore group from Gulf
county. High school seniors are
eligible. One house scholarship will
also be open for junior or senior
boys already in college from Gulf
The state department of public
Instruction gives test twice yearly
for these awards. The house and
senatorial scholarships are $200
yearly grants, and the Lewis schol-
arship is a $400 yearly grant.
Mrs. C. S. DePuy and children of
West Palm Beach and Mr. and Mrs.
Rudy Poehlk of Sanford visited in
Overstreet this week with Mrs. T.
Miss Bernice Posey of Brook-
haven, Miss., was the guest over
the week-end of Miss Alma Baggett.
Guest From Wisconsin
Mrs. John Boyd of Fifield, Wis.,
is the guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. G.
SAN BLAS LIGHTHOUSE
(Continued from page 3)
Mobile Point light is reached, San
Blas serves the eighth district of
the United Stataes Coast Guard
well. Ships and boats equipped
with radio within a 100-mile radius
of this station use the information
and reports given. This 150-watt
station uses the one dot-two dash
for its signal and transmits 'on 290
kilocycles. During foggy weather
when visibility is less than 10 miles
the radio operates on a continuous
schedule of every, third minute.
During clear weather the radio sig-
nals begin at 20 minutes after the
An outstanding service which is
little known to the average citizen
in this area is the daily weather re-
ports and also the hurricane warn-
ing service supplied from the month
of June to October by this station.
These reports are given to the wea-
ther station in Apalachicola and
then trasmitted on to the proper
reporting stations over the nation.
According to official government
sources. the lighthouse is located
on Cape Saint Bias Lighthouse Res-
ervation on the extreme southern
extremity of the cape. The tower is
a square iron skeleton structure
100 feet in height enclosing a stair
cylinder. The lantern is 96 feet
above the ground and 101 feet
above the water. The light is vis-
ible for 16 miles and flashes white
every 20 seconds for one second
with a 200.000 candlepower order
electric light, which was installed
Attempting to steal nothing from
the familiar saying of the theater
that 'the show must go on." the
San BIas light has been in almost
continuous operation, even if on a
tall pole on a few occasions, since
1847 in doing its part to make sure
that "the light msst go on to help
Rotary Club Hears
Talk By FBI Agent
Kline Weatherford of the Mobile
office of the Federal Bureau of In-
vestigation was the speaker at last
week's meeting of the Port St. Joe
Rotary Club, giving an informative
and interesting talk on activities of
In a review of the crime records
of the country during the past sev-
eral years, Weatherford pointed out
that since the 1932-35 era when a
number of notorious criminals were
brought to justice, crime records
have steadily risen. He said that
since the end of World War 11 the
percentages have gone up each
year so that the 1949 figures show
that a major crime was committed
in this country every 17.9 seconds.
The speaker said that probably
the two greatest causes of today's
crime wave are neglect of parents
to counsel and offer guidance to
their children and to the general
lack of spiritual and moral help
which parents should afford the
youth of today.
The fine co-operation of law en-
forcement officers and the public ni
general of this section were praised
by Weatherford, who said that sev-
eral cases have been solved ill this
area due to this co-operation with
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'FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1950
TE-STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTV,',.FLORIDA
RIAmY, M .C E, G PG
Charles Paul of Wewahitchka is
in the Port St. Joe Municipal Hos-
pital suffering from a serious head
injury sustained Wednesday after-
noon near Wewahitchka when a
belt pulley came off a small saw-
mill he was helping to erect and
struck him on the head, crushing
the bone. He was rushed to the lo-
cal hospital by Comforter ambu-
The mill, belonging to Troy Cham-
pion, was being set up for opera-
tion by Mr. Paul and Chas. Branch,
who also suffered minor injuries.
Little hope is held for recovery of
the injured man.
NEW CITY WATER WELL
SHOWS MUCH PROMISE
Clerk Ben Dickens reports that
the test well drilled i1 a search for
a new city water supply looks ex-
He states that a preliminary sur-
vey by Dr. Herman Gunter, state
geologist, shows that the new sup-
ply contains only one-tenth as much
iron as the present water.
(Continued from page .1)
sued on the validity of the revenue
measures, the bill of complaint al-
leging that such a tax was "arbi-
trary, unreasonable and confisca-
tory," and that the cities had no
charter authority to levy the tax.
At Monday's hearing, City Attor-
ney C. G. Costin Jr., pointed out
that the one cent per ticket levied
by the city of Port St. Joe is the
lowest tax exacted of any of the
three cities, and that it was not a
NOTICE FOR DIVORCE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA. IN CHA[;CERY.
GEORGIA A. LOCKE, Plaintiff,
CLAUDIE LOCKE, Defendant.
Notice To: Olaudie Locke, whose place of
residence is unknown.
On or before the 2.ith day of April, 1950,
the Defendant Claudie locke is required to
serve upon Silas R. Stone, Plaintiff's attoi-
ney, whose address is 321 Reid Avenue, Port
St. Joe, Florida, a copy of. and file with the
Clerk of this Court the original of an answer
to the complaint for divorce filed against
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
at Wewahitchka, Gulf County, Florida, this
18th day of March, 1950.
(Court Seal) GEORGE Y. CORE,
3-24 as Clerk of said Circuit
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE COUNTY JUDGE'S COURT, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN PROBATE.
'IN RE: Estate of
JOSEPH B. GLOEKLER, Deceased.
All creditors of the estate of Joseph B:
Gloekler, deceased, are hereby notified and
required to file any claims or demands which
they may have against said estate in the of-
fice of the County Judge of Gulf County,
Florida, in the courthouse at Wewahitchka,
Florida, within eight calendar months from
the date of the frst publication of this no-
tice. Each claim or demand must be in writ-
ing andl must state the place of residence
and postoffice address of the clainiaht and
must be sworn to by the claimant, his agent,
or his attorney, or it will beconie void ac-
cording to law.
ADA CLAIR T. GLOEKLFR,
Administratrix of the Estate sf
Joseph B. Gloekler, deceased.
First publication on March 24, 1950.
SILAS R. STONE, 3-24
Attorney for Administratrix. 4-14
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burden on theater-goers nor the
theaters. Panama City and Chipley
levy a graduated tax, depending
upon the price of admission.
The original ordinance passed in
1944 by the city of Port St. Joe car-
ried a sliding scale tax, but in Feb-
ruary of 1945, at the request of the
Martin-Davis Theaters, the city
commissioners consented to make
the tax one cent per admission, re-
gardless of the price. The original
ordinance provided for a tax of 2c
on tickets from 10c to 15c, 4c on
tickets from 16c to 25c, and 5c on
admissions exceeding 25c.
(Continued from page 1)
and Mrs. Basil E. Kenney.
Qualifying as candidates for the
congressional democratic commit-
tee are Silas R. Stone and Estelle
Candidates for county democratic
committeemen (with precincts) are
L. W. Owens (1), Sammy Patrick
Call for Bids On Methodist Church
Sealed bids will be received for old Methodist Church Build-
ing and site at corner of 7th Street and Long Avenue in the
City of Port St. Joe until 7:00 P. M. EST, April 4, 1950. Build-
ing and grounds may be inspected at any time prior to hour
of receiving bids. Sale will be made on all cash basis, as is,
where is. Right to reject any or all bids is reserved. Bids may
be delivered to the undersigned 6r any Trustee of the Meth-
odist Church, or mailed to Box 536, Port St. Joe, Florida.
M. P. TOMLINSON, Chairman,
Board of Trustees of the Methodist
Church of Port St. Joe.
ADMISSION (tax included): Adults.
60c; Children ---30c
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(4), T. P. Vann (5), T. J. Kinard Mrs. J. W. Sealey (3), Mrs. Basil
(6), J. R. Hewitt (7), A. D. Law- E. Kenney (4), Mrs. Belle G. Cum-
son (8), C. L. Costin Jr. (9). bie (5), Mrs. A. H. Cook (6), Mrs.
Candidates for county democratic Mack Miller (7), Mrs. A. D. Law-
committeewoman are Mrs. Kate La- son (8), Mrs. Hazel Ferrell (9).
BIGGEST NOVELTY WIT
TO TO T TWME COUNTRY
SEE YOUR FRIENDS
TRY TO RIDE T HE AHKK/
LAFT YOUR TROUBLES AWAY
AT DONKEY, DSEALL/. _
PORT ST. JOE SAT., MARCH 25
Old Ball Park near Depot 8:30 p. m. Under, Lights
Sponsored By Willis V. Rowan Post 116, American Legion
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
.:FRID-AY, MARCH 24, 1950
PAGE EIGHT THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF~ COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1950
Registration Books Will
Be Open Here Four Days
Registration books for the south
portion of Gulf county will be re-
turned here for four days for the
convenience of citizens who are
eligible to vote and who have not
yet registered. '
The books will be at Roche's Ap-
pliance Store, Reid Avenue oppos-
ite the postoffice tomorrow, Mon-
day, Tuesday and Thursday.
Lanes Are Visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Lane and
daughter Beth of Atlanta, Ga., are
visiting here for a few weeks with
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Lane and Mrs.
Clerk Core Attending Convention
George Core, clerk of the circuit
court, is in Sarasota this week-end
attending the annual clerks' con-
vention scheduled for today and to-
SCHOOL FORESTRY EXHIBIT
IS OPEN AGAIN TOMORROW
A large number of interested per-
sons viewed the forestry exhibit in
the Ward building adjoining the
Brooks Sporting Goods store last
Saturday. The exhibit was set up
by the tenth grade geography class
under the direction of the teacher,
Miss Catherine Nix.
The display will be open to the
public again tomorrow and for the
last time on Saturday, April 1. It
is well worth viewing, and every-
one is invited to drop in.
At Mother's Bedside
Miss Netta Niblack left Wednes-
day for Americus, Ga., to be at the
bedside of her mother, Mrs. C. E.
Niblack, who was to undergo an
Spend Sunday In Bristol
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bobbitt were
visiting in Bristol on Sunday.
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
FOR RENT-Two furnished apart-
ments; one in Oak Grove, one on
Palm Boulevard near school. Phone
FOR RENT-One room furnished
efficiency garage apartment; gas
plate and shower; $25 month. Close
in on 7th St. Phone 114. 3-24tf
FOR RENT-5-room unfurnished
house, near school. Phone 134-W.
FURNISHED APARTMENT, vacant
April 1. Phone 78. 3-24tf
FO,R APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartme'nts. tf
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-Blond male cocker spaniel,
answers to name of "Rusty." Re-
ward. C. R. Garraway. Ic
LOST-In vicinity of school, boys'
red 20-inch bicycle, J. C. Higgins
make with large size seat. Please
notify F. W. Chandler, McClellan
ALL TYPES DRESSMAKING -
Alterations and buttonholes. See
Mrs. Troy Jones, 228 Eight Street,
, Port St. Joe. 3-31*
15 Jewel Bulova, $45 value .-$15.00
7 Jewel Milos $12.50
17 Jewel Gruen, $38 value. --$18.50
$70 17 Jewel Tavannes ----.$22.50
(Includes Stainless Steel Band)
Next LeHardy's Bar tf
WHY USE A VACUUM CLEANER?
when you can also have these
advantages: Wash dust out of air
you breathe; add healthful humid-
ity to air in your home; really clean
rugs, furniture, floors; eliminate
need for dusting furniture; scrub
tile, linoleum, wood floors; vapor-
ize medicaments in sickrooms, and
shampoo rugs and upholstery.
Get a REXAIR Conditioner and
For a demonstration see
JOHN FORD, Jr Phone 338-J
WHILE YOU WAIT!
35c Each -2 for 50c
Brooks Hardware and
Sporting Goods Co.
WHIZZER MOTOR BIKE-In ex-
cellent condition, good tires. See
Clyde Parker or Rush Chism, Port
St. Joe. 4-14*
BUY A GOOD USED CAR
1947 Chevrolet 4 dr. Fleetline, 21,-
000 actual miles; real clean, all
Terms: $400 down, $55.37 month.
1947 Studebaker, 4 door Champion,
clean. A real buy ------------$1,095.00
$365..00 down, $51.95 per month
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET CO.
P. 0. Box 306 Telephone 388
Port St. Joe, Florida
VACUUM, CLEANER Practically
new Hygiene cleaner, with all at-
tachments, $65. See Mrs. W. S.
Smith at Star office. 3-10tf
USED OUTBOARD MOTORS
Good, bad, indifferent. All makes,
models and prices. Brooks Sporting
Goods Store. 1-27tf
Advertising Doesn't Cost It PAYS.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
TWO-BEDROOM HOME located on
two large lots, on Wewahitchka
and Blountstown highway. Write
Box 337, Folkston, Ga. 3-31c
FOR SALE Equity in 3-bedroom
house, near school; rock wool in-
sulation. See owner at 219 Ninth
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. Ail visit-
ing companions welcome. James M.
Harris, High Priest; H. R. Maige,
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, !:-0.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
nesdays, 7:30 p. m. in Masonic hall.
All members urged to attend; visit-
ing brethren invited. W. H. Weeks,
N. G.; Walter White, Secretary.
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, 1. 0. O. 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. rn.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. W. A.
Roberts, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
Hail Storm Does E LI
Damage At Tyndall
Tennis Ball Size Missiles Damage 6
Planes, Automobiles and iGSI
A half-hour hailstone bombard- F
ment knocked out some 100 planes,
damaged about 500 automobiles and
seriously damaged the roofs of all
buildings Tuesday at the Tyndall
Field Air Force Base. -
The big pellets ripped through
the metal wings of planes and shat-
tered their plexiglass domes. A bus
came into the field during the
storm with 25 windows broken.
An unofficial estimate of the
damage was placed at better than
a million dollars.
The editor of The Star viewed
two of the cars Wednesday ait the
Garraway Chevrolet Company, and
they were covered with dents and
the windshields shattered.
Paid Political Advertising G AiN
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER
District Four SPECI/
I hereby announce my candidacy PROSE
for County Commissioner from Dis- FRAI
trict 4, subject to the will of the
voters at the May primaries. If
elected it,will be my purpose to
stand for the general welfare of
Gulf county and work for the best
interests .of my district. I will try
to conduct the duties of office fair-
ly and give a square deal to every-
one. Your vote and active support
will be sincerely appreciated.
D. C. ARNETT 5-5*
COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
24-HOUR AMBULANCE SERVICE
601 Long Avenue
Phone 326 Day or Night
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0tS BUCK ALEXANDER
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH M 1950