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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, APRIL 7, 1950 NUMBER 28
V O U_ A l _
Pete Comforter St. Joe School Band
Named To Head Rates 2nd Division
Local Leaion Post At Music Festival
Fair Plans Are Discussed and
W. P. Comforter was named as
commander of Willis V. Rowan
Post 116, American Legion, at the
regular meeting of the organization
Monday night in the Legion home.
Other officers named to serve for
the ensuing year were Ralph Rich,
-first vice-commander; Vic Ander-
son, second vice-commander; Ray
Webb, third vice-commander ; Rev.
Lee Graham, chaplain; Ralph Rich,
post historian; Sam Ford, sergeant-
at-arms; T. M. Schneider, service
officer;, R. F. Maxwell, finance of-
ficer; W. S. Smith, adjutant.
The matter of the Second Annual
Gulf County Fair was brought up
and Ralph Rich was elected presi-
dent of the organization due to the
Designation of T. M. Schneider, who
said his health would not permit
him to carry on for another year in
the capacity of president. Editor
Bill Smith was re-elected to the of-
fice of secretary of the association.
Since the Wewahitchka American
Legion post had expressed a desire
to hold the fair in the county seat
city this year, it was unanimously
-voted to let the neighboring post
stage the even for 1950.
..A motion.was .ubu Lited. .-r] car.-
Tied unanimously ithat Willi- V. Ro-
wan Post go on record asendorsing
the resolution passed last year ac
the national American Legion con-
-vention that the Legion is opposed
to the principles of the Ku Klux
Klan and all such subversive or-
ganizations as listed by the office
of the IT. S. attorney general and
the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Key Club Boxing
Ten Bouts Promise Sports Fans
Plenty of Action At
A large crowd of sports fans is
anticipated to be on hand tonight
at 8 o'clock when'the annual boxing
tourney staged by the Port St. Joe
Key Club gets underway at the
Bouts scheduled are as follows:
Walter "Time Punch" Wilder vs.
Ted "Footsie" Arnold; "Tiny Tim"
Elder vs. "Peewee" Marion Parker;
"Hammering" Benny Hudson vs.
Robert "Killer" Walker; "Beacon
Hill" Collier vs. "Lightning" Carl-
ton Padgett; Earl- "Rocky" McCor-
mick vs. Thomas "Sugar" Paulk;
Frankie "K. O." Young vs. Gene
"Body 'n Soul" Gene Chism; "One
"Body 'n Soul" Chism; "One Punch"
Donald Wise vs. Edward "Slugger"
Creamer; "Seven o'Clock Shadow"
Beard vs. Dean "Ox" Good.
Two bouts will be staged by con-
tenders from the local colored high
school: Sidney "Moonshine" Givens
vs. James "Sunshine" Grant, and
Maxwell "Sunrise" Leslie vs. Jim-
mie "Sunset" Harris.
Judges will be Mel Magidson and
Frank Hannon, and Sgt. W. C. Wil-
son will do the refereeing.
Attend Funeral Services In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Nix, Bill Nix
anid Miss Catherine Nix attended
funeral services for E. D. Dunlap,
helId aturday'i Bainbdg e, Ga.
Number of Honors Are Re-
ceived by Individual
The St. Joe school band returned
Saturday night from the district
band festival held at Quincy bear-
ing second division honors and a
number of individual honors.
Their concert was played at 1 p.
in.. Friday, the two selections be-
ing "Men of Ohio," a march, by
Henry Fillmore, the required'over-
ture for all Class C bands, and the
selected overture, "Midnight Sun."
The judges gave praise to Bobby
Ramsey, baritone player, stating he
was one of the outstanding bari-
tone players at the festival.
The band also placed in the sec-
ond division bracket in sight read-
ing immediately following the con-
cert, and received a second division
rating in the marching contest held
Friday night. Feature of their per-
formance was the forming of a
huge anchor on the field to the
tune of "Anchors: Aweigh."
Individual honors went to Miss
Merita Sutton, who won a high first
division rating in the piano solo di-
vision on her rendition of Beetho-
ven's "Sonata Patletique," and to
Hazel Smith, who received a. sec-
ond division rating for performing
(Continued on page 7)
High School Class Makes-
Trip To Eglin Air Field
The junior class of the Port St.
Joe high school made an inspection
tour of the Eglin Field Air Force
Base last Friday which was of con-
siderable interest to the students,
particularly the climactic hangars
where flying equipment and planes
are tested under all imaginable cli-
matic ranges, from 65 degrees be-
low zero to 150 above, to determine
their practicability for use by the
Other points of interest viewed
were the housing units, club rooms,
library, recreation hall and swim-
ming pool, schools, bowling alleys,
churches and theaters, and the boat
dock, where they looked over the
boats and later were taken for a
brief cruise about the bay..
Election Board Members Named
The board of county commission-
eis at their meeting Tuesday ap-
pointed election boards for all pre-
cincts in the county, the complete
list of which will be found on page
eight of this issue of The Star.
Move Here To Make Home
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Carr moved to
this city from Tuskegee, Ala., to
make their home. Mr. Carr will be
connected with the Garraway Chev-
Returns Frori Alabama
Mrs. Joe Brooks has returned
from Daleville, Ala., where she was
called last week-end due to the
death of her uncle, Ed Mullins.
Return From Baltimore
Mr. and Mrs. T: M. Schneider re-
turned last Friday from Baltimore,
Md., after three weeks spent in that
city and in Jacksonville.
Spend Sunday Ii Greensboro
Mr.:and. Mrs,. J. F. Pierce and
children spent Sunday in Greens-
b" b' r Fhb' IMr' and'Mrs T.LRo6gers.
Easter Sunrise Services
To Be Held In City Park
The Kiwanis Club is sponsor-
ing a community-wide Sunrise
Service at the city park Sunday
morning at 6:30.
The churches of the city are
asked to participate in this serv-
ice and a cordial invitation is ex-
tended to the people of Port St.
Joe and surrounding communities
J. R. McArthur, Chairman,
Committee on Churches
and Their Spiritual Aims.
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Final Hearing On
City Theater Tax
Set for Tuesday
Matter Will Come Up Before
Judge E. Clay Lewis In
Court At Bonifay
The matter of whether or not the
city of Port St. Joe has the right to
collect a one-cent amusement tax
from theaters will be decided upon
next Tuesday morning in Bonifay
by Circuit Judge E. Clay Lewis Jr.,
who three weeks ago denied a pe-
tition by the Martin-Davis Theaters
for an injunction to compel the
cities of Port St. Joe, Panama City
and Chipley to stop collection of
the tax until validity of the matter
could be decided on.
The Martin chain has sued the
.city of Port St. Joe, charging that
the city has no right under its char-
ter to collect the tax. The theater
also asserts that the tax is "arbi-
trary, unreasonable and confisca-
tory," due to the fact that no other
establishment in Port St. Joe is re-
quired to pay such a levy.
Similar suits have been filed in
Panama City and Chipley.
The hearing before Judge Lewis
at Bonifay is scheduled to get un-
derway at 9 a. m.
Entries Urged for
Spring Flower Show
Garden Club Plans Classes for Men,
'Teen-agers and Small Fry
At Annual E-vent
Everyone in Port St. Joe and vi-
cinity is urged to start thinking
about the spring flower show to be
staged by the Port St. Joe Garden
Club on May 27 and 28.
It is pointed out that there is still
time to set out plants that will be
blooming by show time, and who
knows, perhaps some prize horti-
cultural specimens may result.
Everyone is urged to plan on en-
tering something. There will be
special classes for men, 'teen-agers
and "small fry."
The show will be held at the Cen-
tennial Auditorium this year, with
Mrs. Massey Ward serving as chair-
man, assisted by Mrs. S. B. Shuford
Last year's flower show was a
huge success, but the plans being
developed by the ladies promise an
even bigger and better show this
Spears Adopt Daughter
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Spears last
week adopted a two-month-old baby
girl from the Florida Children's
Home at Jacksonville, and Mrs.
Spears states, that her husband is
-really -strutting: The young lady
has-been--named Barbara -Ann.
Tyndall and Navy Editor of Star Is
Seek Entry Into Liar, Dopey and
Gulf Coast League Dumb, Says KKK
Last-Minute Bids, If Okehed, Cards Are Distributed Here
Would Bring Number
Teams To Eight
Tom Owens, president of the Gulf
Coast Baseball League, announces
that there is a possibility the num-
ber of teams entered this season
will be increased from the present
six to eight, as applications for en-
try have been tentatively submitted
by Tyndall Field and the Navy
Mine Countermeasure Station at
Sunday Under Cover
Working pnder cover of darkness
"Sunday night, representatives of the
Ku Klux Klan distributed small
mimeographed cards in Port St.
Joe. attacking the editor of The Star
and City Commissioner B. B. Conk-
lin, although the latter's name was
The message, which is reprinted
Panama City: below verbatim, apparently is the
The two service teams could, en- work of an individual with a small
ter the league if approved by the
board of directors, which is made
up of a representative from each of
the teams already in the league,
Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka, Blounts-
town, Apalachicola, Panama City
President Owens stated that he
had already prepared a tentative
30-game schedule for the present
six teams, but that should Tyndall
and Navy enter, the schedule would
be boosted to either 42 or 48 games
for each team during the summer.
Included in the schedule was an
arrangement for no Sunday games
in Panama City as requested by the
Seahawks, and more Sunday games
First tilts are scheduled to be
played on Sunday, April 30.,
Kiwanians Hear Talk On
Service Given By U. of F.
Dayton Wilbur Logue, son of Mr.
and Mrs. George Logue of Panama
City. a member of the University
of Florida Blue Key speakers bu-
reau, was the principal speaker at
the meeting of the Port St. Joe Ki-
wanis Club Wednesday noon.
Logue, a second year student in
the college of business administra-
tion at the university, is a member
of Sigma Chi fraternity, the Inter-
national Relations Club, the 'Gator
Pep Club, and is active in campus
His talk was. concerned with how
the university serves the citizens
of Florida, and he stressed the re-
search projects which provide valu-
able information for business men
,of the state.
COOPER BARBER SHOP
IS SYMPHONY IN BLUE
George Cooper yesterday opened
his new barber shop on the site of
his old shop that was recently de-
stroyed by fire and is inviting
everyone to drop in and look it
You might say the establishment
is a "symphony in blue" with its
blue floor tile, and blue upholstery
on the customer's chair and new
barber chairs. Chances are the color
scheme was chosen by Mrs. Cooper.
Students Get Two-Day Holiday
School students will get a two-
day holiday next Thursday and Fri-
day due to the fact that members of
the faculty will be attending the
Florida Education Association con-
vention in Miami.
Take In Band Festival
Among those from this city tak-
ing in the band festival at Quincy
last Friday were Miss Jacqueline
Kenney, Miss Catherine Nix, Mrs.
Goodson, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Owens,
Mr. 'and Mrs. James Avant and
Frank Young. : "
brain, very little education and a
large inferiority complex, if the
type of language and the expres-
sions used is any criterion the
type of person who would be at-
tracted, to the principles of the
Ku Klux Klan and its workings un-
der the anonymity of bedsheets, pil-
low cases and the cover of dark-
The Klan, which ridicules and
jibes at individuals and organiza-
tions it does not like through just
such methods as this mimeographed
card, apparently doesn't care for
the same sort of treatment. It can
dish it out, but not take it.
As for the charges hurled at the
editor of trying to join the KKK
and being a liar, a crumb, a lame-
brain, dopey and a fellow traveler
- it is to *
We reprint the card, a copy of
which, incidentally, was not sent to
us. We feel slighted. Here 'tis:
"WELL, WELL, the little cracked
brain newspaper editor at Port St.
Joe is lying again. He tried to get
in the KU KLUX KLAN but was
such a liar and crumb the fellows
(Continued on page 5)
St. James' Is Observing
Good Friday and Easter
Sunday School Party and Easter
Egg Hunt Will Follow
In commemoration of the three
hours in which Our Lord hung upon
the Cross, there will be a ,three-
hour Good Friday service at St.
James Episcopal Church beginning
at noon and ending at 3 p. m. Rev.
Lee Graham states that the service
is designed so that people may
come at any time during that pe-
riod and may leave whenever they
There will be seven meditations
by the minister on "Those Who
Stand Beside the Cross." Each
meditation will be followed by
hymns, prayer and intervals of sil-
ent meditation. All people are in-
vited to attend .the, service and to
watch around the Cross during the
hours of the Crucifixion.
Easter celebrations will be at 8
a. m. and 11 a. m. Both services
will be holy communion. Individu-
als with no church affiliation are
invited to join in this worship.
There will be no Sunday school
Easter morning, but rather the Sun-
day school will have an Easter ser-
vice at 4 p. m. Lenten mite box of-
ferings will be received and a cross
of flowers will be made by the chil-
dren. Following the service, there
will be an Easter egg hunt and Sun-
day school party in the churchyard,
with members of the day circle of
the'Woman's Auxiliary in charge of
PAGE_ TW H TR PR T OGUFCUTFLRD RDY ARL7 9
MYR-ICE O. SMITH, Editor
Women's Clubs Enjoy Old-
Fashioned Spelling Bee
An old-fashioned spelling bee was
enjoyed by members of the Port
St. Joe Woman's Club and their
guests, members of the Junior Wo-
men's Club, at the regular meeting
of the senior club held Tuesday eve-
ning at the Centennial Auditorium.
B. B. Scisson conducted the bee,
using words that have been de-
scribed as "spelling demons." Mrs.
Henry Geddie of the junior club
emerged as winner and was the re-
cipient of the prize, a box of face
powder and a flacon of perfume.
Mrs. Roy Gibson spoke briefly to
the assembly, reminding the mem-
bers of their right and privilege to
vote, and the duty such a right and
Hostesses for the evening were
Mrs. J. C. Belin, Mrs. Roy Gibson
and Mrs. M. H. Elder, who served
delicious and attractive cookies and
Plans for the installation lunch-
eon are incomplete and will be an-
Mr. and Mrs. George D. Bateman
Jr., are the proud parents of a son,
born March 30. The young man has
been named Jerry Ellis.
Mr. and Mrs. Zephaniah Hackett
announce the arrival of a daughter,
Joetta, on Sunday, April 2.
Mr. and Mrs. Jason T. Dykes an-
nounce the birth of a son, Jason
Tobias, on Monday, April 3.
Mr. and rfs.. Hamp S. Stevens of
this city are announcing the birth
of a daughter, Patricia Lynn, on
Tuesday, April 4.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Anderson of
this city proudly announce the birth
of a daughter, Judith Lynn, on Wed-
nesday, April 5.
BAPTIST W. M. U. HOLDS
The Baptist W. M. U. met Mon-
day at the church for its regular
monthly business meeting, with
Mrs. E. C. Cason, president, in
The meeting was opened with a
song, "Saviour, Like a Shepherd
Lead Us," followed with prayer by
Mrs. George Whittington and the
devotional from II Cor 8 given by
Mrs. Homer Lovett. Prayer was by
Mrs. L. J. Keels. Following reading
of the minutes and roll call, excel-
lent reports were received from all
chairmen, and announcement was
made that the Northwest Coast W.
M. U. Association meeting will be
held on April 27 at the Drummond
Park Baptist Church.
The meeting was closed with
prayer by Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon.
CATHOLIC WOMAN'S CLUB
SPONSORING EGG HUNT
An Easter egg hunt will be held
on the grounds of the Centennial
Auditorium Saturday afternoon at
2 o'clock, sponsored by the Cath-
olic Woman's Club.
All children of members of the
Port St. Joe Catholic Church are
invited to participate in the hunt.
To Attend 0. E. S. Grand Chapter
Those from Gulf county who will
attend the grand chapter meeting
of the Order of Easter Star, to be
held April 10 to 14 in Orlando, are
Mrs. George Cooper, Mrs. Ed Ram-
sey, Mrs.. Watson Smith, Mrs. D. C.
Smith, Mrs. Florazell Connell and
Mrs. W. 0. Roberts from the Port
St. Joe chapter; Mrs, John Griffin,
Mrs. Sara Morgan and George Core,
from the Wewahitchka chapter.
AND SUNDAY SERVICES
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
Services this evening at 8 will be
the last in a series of pre-Easter
services. "The World's Darkest
Hour" will be the theme of the ser-
vice. A picture, "The Crucifixion"
will be shown by Lyle Wright.
The Easter service Sunday morn-
ing at 11 will consist of Easter mu-
sic and' songs, infant baptism and
a message, "He Lives."
All people not attending church
elsewhere are invited to worship
ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
12:00 noon until 3 p. m.-Three
hour commemoration of the three
hours in which Our Lord hung upon
8:00 a. m.-Holy communion.
11:00 a. m.-Holy communion.
4:00 p. m.-Easter service for the
young people and children.
Monday, 8:00 p. m. Corporate
communion and quarterly meeting
of the Woman's Auxiliary.
BAY VIEW METHODIST
A special service will be held at
Bay View Methodist Church, High-
land View, tonight at 7 o'clock. A
picture of the Crucifixion will be
shown by Lyle Wright.
Everyone is invited to attend.
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fr. Alban O'Hara, Priest
Mass the first Sunday of each
month at 8 a. m. Other Sunday at
10:15 a. m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11: 00 a. m.-Morning service.
6:15 p. m.-B. T. U.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.-Prayer
KENNEY MILL BAPTIST
- Rev. W. B. Holland, Pastor --
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
6:30 p. m.-B. T. U.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Tuesday, 7:30 p. m.-Prayer ser-
vice. Everyone is cordially invited
to attend all services.
Fashion Show Presented
By High School Students
Students of the high school pre-
sented an "Easter Parade" fashion
show in the school auditorium Wed-
nesday afternoon which was viewed
by a number of women of the com-
munity in addition to students.
The show featured school, sports
and dress-up clothes, modeled by
school girls. Supplying clothes for
the show were Costin's Department
Store, Boyles Department Store,
Mouchette's Style Shop and Schnei-
der's Department Store.
Preceding entry of the models,
Miss Pat Laney, accompanied at
the piano by Edwina Howell, sang
appropriate Easter Songs. Joyce
Sexton was narrator for the show.
Old Methodist Church Sold
The old Methodist Church and
the two lots on which it stands on
Long Avenue have been purchased
by the First Pentacostal Church of
Port St. Joe at a cost of. $2,350, ac-
cording to Rev.'Bill Britton.
WHITE OTY NEWS
MRS. GEORGE HARPER
Personals Clubs Churches
Special Easter Service
Easter will be observed at the
White City community Sunday
school with a special service at 10
o'clock Sunday morning. The vari-
ous classes will be combined, with
the members contributing to a pro-
gram centered around the Easter
Easter Egg Hunt
An Easter egg hunt will held Sun-
day by the Sunday school council
for all children and young people
of the community. Those participat-
ing will b e divided into two age
groups, with prizes to be awarded
in each group.
Pvt. Cleve Newsome arrived Sat-
urday from Fort Knox, Ky., to visit
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Newsome, for a couple of weeks be-
fore leaving for California, from
whence he will go to Japan for a
two-year tour. of duty.
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Willis and
daughter, Ann Carol, left Tuesday
night for Donaldsonville, Ga., called
by the illness of Mrs. Willis' mother.
Mr. and Mrs. John Sealy and son
James have returned to Port Ar-
thur, Texas, after a week's visit
here with the former's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Sealy. Mrs. James
Hightower, nee Sara Sealy, accom-
panied them to Texas.
Members of the White City Home
Demonstration Club who attended
the county council meeting held at
Overstreet Thursday of last week
were Mrs. D. R. Hatcher, Mrs. G. S.
Croxton, Mrs. Henry Sewell and
Mrs. J. C. Price.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Antley and
sons, Mr. and-Mrs. D. R. Hatcher
and Earl Hatcher expect to spend
the Easter week-end with relatives
in Columbia, Alabama.
ST. JAMES' AUXILIARY
WILL MEET MONDAY
The Auxiliary of St. James' Epis-
copal Church will meet next Mon-
day at 8 p. m. at the church. Fol-
lowing the devotional, the United
Thank Offering will be presented.
Members will then adjourn to the
parish house for the remainder of
the meeting, which will be in charge
of the president, Mrs. T. G. Also-
brook. Mrs. Joe LeHardy will give
the devotional and Mrs. Harry Tow-
son will be in charge of the United
Thank Offering presentation.
Spend Week-end Here
Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Montford of
Blountstown spent last week-end
here with Mr. and Mrs. Loui Tap-
Dr. Charles Reicherter
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Dr. Joseph B. Spear
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Bugs, Spiders, Mosquitoes,
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and "Jewel of the Baltic"
'JOLSON SINGS AGAIN'
has just been
shown at advanced prices
in New York, Chicago, Mi-
ami, Atlanta, Columbus and
Macon, we are happy to
bring it to Port St, Joe at our
regular admission prices.
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COOPER'S NEW BARBER SHOP OPEN
I take this opportunity to thank every one of you
for the support you have given me, and especially
for the way you stuck with me in the old Brogrand
shop. I'm now back at my old stomping ground,
and I invite you to come in and look over the new
setup. I hope to be able to serve you for
a long, long time.
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0 THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
* CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
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OAK GROVE NEWS
By MRS. PEARL McFARLAND
Paul and Reuben Dickey of Tus-
caloosa, Ala., spent the week-end
here with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John L. Dickey.
Miss Velia Ann Stone celebrated
her 14th birthday with a party last
Friday night. After much merry-
making and fun, delicious refresh-
ments were enjoyed by those ob-
serving the event with the honoree.
Madolyn McFarland spent the
week-end in Blountstown with her
grandmother, Mrs. J. B. Kelly.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Farmer and
family have moved back to their
home in Oak Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Barber and
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FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1950,
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
daughter of Moultrie, Ga., visited
last Thursday and Friday with Mr-
and Mrs. Robert Williams.
Mrs. Robert Williams attended
the band festival in Quincy last
Friday ,and while there visited her
sister, Mrs. Wiley.
(Next to LeHardy's Bar)
A Complete Line of Jewelry
Ask about our 'Lay-Away Plan'
A small deposit will hold any item.
FINE WATCH and JEWELRY
MI AP .
Standard Cord of Wood
The standard cord of wood is a
stack of 4-foot logs, or split wood,
piled 4 feet high and S feet long. It
occupies 128 cubic feet and con-
tains 95 cubic feet of solid wood.
Advertising Doesn't Cost It PAYS.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE COUNTY JUDGE'S COURT, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN PROBATE.
In iRe: Estate of
MARION F. BROWN,
All creditors of the estate of Marion F.
Brown, deceased, are hereby notified anI re-
quired to file any claims or demands which
they may have against said estate, in the
office of the County Judge of Gulf County,
Florida, in the courthouse at Weliahitchka,
Florida, within right (8) calendar months
from the date of the first publication of this
notice. Each claim or demand must be in
writing and must state the place of resi-
dence and postoflice address of the claimant
and must be sworn to by the claimant, his
agent or hiis attorney, or it will become void
according to la.w.
IDA i1. BROWN,
Administratrix of the estate of
Marion F. Brown, deceased.
CECIL G. COSTING, Jr., 3-33
Attorney for Adminiistratrixv. 4-21
First publication on Marchl 31, 1950.
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Maybe it's on the floor-in your closet...
For every pair of worn shoes you can put
back in service will repay you several dol-
lars in wear at today's shoe prices.
Pick up that money. Bring in your worn
shoes and let us make them like new
-at little cost.
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Our New Location
203 Third Street Phone 363
Don't Tell Them That
Class Ads Don't Pay!
The editor of The Star continu-
ously emphasizes that "Star' Classi-
fied Ads Get Results"-and last
week four of those who use this
medium discovered that fact.
J. Lamar Miller put in an ad for
an apartment to be available April
1. "Run it about three times," he
said. He called us up Monday
and said it had been rented.
Jim Bobbitt had a one-room ef-
ficiency apartment advertised, with
a "till forbidden" tag on the ad. The
Star came out Friday morning. Fri-
day morning Jim told us he could
have rented six similar apartments
if he'd had 'em.
Ralph Rich advertised for sale
his equity in a three-bedroom house
-it also carried a "tf" notation. He
sold it, and Monday we were asked
to discontinue the ad.
And Charlie Garraway next door
to us says he's going to quit using
classified ads. "I advertised some
used cars for sale, and now I've
sold 'en all. Haven't got anything
worth advertising in used cars
Visitors From Palatka
Mrs. T. C. Fudge and son Tinm of
Palatka are visiting here with her
parents. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. John-
son. and friends.
Jeremiah, with 46,250 words, has
more words than any other book
in the Bible.
LAYING MASH SCRATCH FEED
25 Ibs. 100 Ibs. 25 Ibs. 100 Ibs.
$1.23 $4.85 $1.05 $4.13
16% DAIRY FEED 100 Ibs._ $3.57
90% Grain Horse Feed-100 lb. $3.75
Sunnyfield or Swift's Peanut FULL DRESSED
HAMS lb. 55c DUCKS lb. 59c
PICNICS lb. 37c LIVER lb. 27c
WORTHMORE 153 Oz. Ann Page Prepared
JELLY EGGS 1 lb. 19c Spaghetti 2 cans 25c
WORTHMORE COCONUT 12 OZ. ANN PAGE
CREAM EGGS Ib. 25c Crabapple Jelly 17c
Marvel Home Style Bread, 1 /2 b. 18c
Marvel Brown 'n Serve Rolls-- 15c
ANN PAGE GELATIN NABISCO VANILLA
DESSERT 3 for 17c WAFERS 12 oz. 30c
ANN PAGE TOMATO IONA GOLDEN SWEET
CATSUP 14 oz. 19c CORN No. 2 can lIc
OUR OWN A&P SMALL EARLY JUNE
TEA V2 lb. 45c PEAS No. 2 can 25c
Channel Work In
St. Joseph's Bay
Engineers Remove 450,000 Cubic
Yards of Material In Bringing
Project Up To Specifications
The U. S. Hopper Dredge Hyde
left Port St. Joe last Sunday for
Gulfport, Miss., to engage in dredg-
ing operations in the entrance
channel to that harbor after com-
pleting a dredging project in St.
Joseph's Bay which began on Feb-
During the six weeks the Hyde
worked in the harbor deepening the
entrance channel to 32 feet and
bringing it up to the 300-foot width
as originally set, 450,000 cubic yards
of material were removed and car-
ried out into the Gulf for dumping.
The present project here, as au-
thorized by congress in 1945, con-
sists of an entrance channel 32 feet
deep, 300 feet wide, and about six
miles long across the outer shoal;
a north bay channel 32 feet deep,
200 feet wide. and about two miles
long; and a south bay channel 27
feet deep and 200 feet wide leading
to a turning basin 32 feet deep,
1000 feet wide, and 2000 feet along
the waterfront. This project was
completed in February of last year.
Periodic examinations are made
at intervals of from three to six
months on all projects authorized
for maintenance by the corps of
engineers, and dredging is per-
formed to restore project dimen-
sions wherever found necessary.
The most recent examination of
the entire Port St. Joe project, ac-
cording to Col. W. K. Wilson Jr.,
district engineer of the Mobile dis-
trict of the U. S. Engineers Corps,
revealed that project dimensions
were available in the inner chan-
nels, and no maintenance work was
Tax On. Gasolinejakes Big
Bite Out of Motorist's Dollar
Florida motorists paid a 44% tax
on the gasoline they purchased dur-
ing 1949, according to a report from
the Florida Petroleum Industries
"Few, if any, other products in
such general use are so highly
taxed," said the report, "and when
you consider that motor vehicle
owners and operators also pay all
the other taxes that every citizen
contributes, it is no wonder the mo-
torist is so often called 'the most
heavily taxed individual'."
Motorists in Florida pay a com-
bined state and federal gasoline tax
of 8/2 cents on each gallon. It is
pointed out that this represents the
equivalent of a sales tax of 44% on
the average retail price for which
gasoline sold throughout 1949.
In addition, motorists of Port St.
Joe pay another one-cent per gal-
Ion tax to the city.
NOTICE FOR DIVORCE
IN THIE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLIOR IDiA. IN CHANCERY.
GEORGIA A. LOCKE, Plaintiff,
CL.AUDIE LOCKE. IDefendant.
Notir e To: Claudie Locke, whose place of
residence is unkliowi.
On or before tihe 24th day of April, 1950,
tile Dlefendant Cloudic Locke is required to
serve upon Silas R. Stone, 'Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 321 Reid Avenue, Port
St. Joe, Florida, a cipy of, and file ith lthe
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
1Sth 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 Josephi B.
Gloekler, deceased, are hereby notified and
required to file any claims or demands which
they may have against said estate in thie of-
fice of the County Judge of Gulf Countvy,
Florida, in the eburthouse at Wewahitchka,
Florida, within eight calendar months from
the date of the first publication of this no-
tice. Eachl claim or demand must be in writ-
ing and must state tlhe place of residence
and postoffice address of the claimaht and
must be sworn to by thle claimant, his agent,
or his attorney, or it will become void ac-
cording' to law.
ADA CLAIR T. GLOEKLER,
Administratrix of the Estate of
Joseph B. Cloekler, deceased.
First publication on March 24, 1950.
SILAS R. STONE, 3-24
Attorney for Administratrix. 4-14
BOYLES ANNOUNCES ANOTHER
SPECIAL SAVINGS EVENT!
BEGINNING APRIL 12 8:30 A. M.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
-... SIMPLE AS A, B, C!
You purchase one dress at Bioyles
Regular Cash Priced
You get the second dress at /2 price!
This applies to all merchandise in the
store with the following exceptions:
Men's and Boys' Work Clothes,
Sheets, Pillow Cases, Curtains,
Towels and Bedspreads.
This is a RECKLESS OFFER and will mean about
25% SAVINGS TO YOU! Can you
afford to miss it!
. Every Wednesday
during April 8:30 A. M. 'til
12 Noon... Be here when the doors
swing open on this record event!
ALL SALES FINAL! NO EXCHANGES!
NO REFUNDS! NO LAYAWAYS!
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY APRIL 7 1950
PAGE FOUR THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1950
will result in condemnation proceedings by the authority. We are indeed sorry to
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, by The Star PuMishing Company
W. S. S~-rH, Editor and Publisher
Alse Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Pressman. Floor Man,
Reporter, Columnist, Janitor and Printer's Devil.
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port 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
CITY PLANNING IS NEEDED
A lot of people have asked the editor why The
Star building sets back from adjoining buildings.
It was set back for a very good reason. Before
coming to Port St. Joe to set up The Star, we saw
a beautiful map of Port St. Joe drawn up by the
late Alfred I. duPont, who had great plans for
the future of this city. On this map, Williams
Avenue, on which The Star is located, was laid
out similiary as Fifth Street today, although not
as wide. It was eventually to be carried over the
Apalachicola Northern tracks by an overpass and
emerge in the vicinity of the M. G. Lewis and
Sons Garage near the paper mill.
Consequently, when we erected our building,
we set it back seven and a half feet, as 'did Dr.
A. L. Ward when he put up his clinic at the in-
tersection of Williams Avenue and Fourth Street,
-to allow for widening of the avenue. However,
thinking that other property owners would do
likewise, the editor and Doc Ward failed to re-
quest the city commission to pass an ordinance
requiring all buildings to be set back the neces-
sary distance on both sides of the avenue, as was
,done on Monument Avenue some years back.
Other property owners couldn't see the necessity
for a wider street, even though they had an ex-
ample of a narrow business street in Reid Ave-
nue, and built out to the edge of their property
line. In the not distant future, this undoubtedly
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Railroads Still Fighting Pipe Line
The .railroads of Florida and
Georgia are putting up a strenuous
-last-ditch fight against construction
'of the gasoline pipe line of the
ISoutheastern Pipeline Corporation
from Port St. Joe to Chattanooga,
Tenn., asserting that it would cost
the railroads $20,000,000 in revenue
and throw some 2000 railroad em-
ployes out of jobs.
More Candidates Afnnounce
Latest to announce for office at
the forthcoming primary are Jesse
Smith, Clyde Jones and Wilbur
Wells for the school board, and W.
C. Whaley for county commissioner
irom the Dalkeith district.
Buys Kerr Jewelry Store
R. R. Wilks of Blountstown this
week purchased the Kerr Jewelry
Store, Mr. Kerr leaving Tuesday
for Chicago to join his wife.
Agnes Mae Jones, 'daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Asbury Morgan Jones,
and Devereaux B. Lay were united
in marriage on Sunday, March 31,
the ceremony taking place at the
home of the bride's parents, with
Rev. D. E. Marietta, pastor of the
Methodist Church, officiating.
Miss Marigene Smith celebrated
her 16th birthday Wednesday eve-
ning with a wiener roast at Beacon
Hill. Present were Margie Costin,
Dorothy Trawick, Betty Jo Temple,
Murnice Taunton, Lunnette Ham-
mock, Carlyle Matthews, Cornelius
VanHorn, Haskell Overby, Howard
Taunton, Doyle Smith, Jimmy Mc-
Neill and Winston Jones.
city for widening of Williams Avenue.
Port St. Joe was but a small community when
the St. Joe Paper Company mill was started, and
some sort of plan for expansion over the years
should have been developed at that time. Some
sort of plan that would have taken into consider-
ation future growth of the business and residen-
tial districts and for increased traffic.
As far as the present main business district is
concerned, it is too late; Fifth Street is the next
logical business section, but after that, what?
LEGISLATORS IN A DITHER
Guest Editorial By Russell Kay
The warning issued recently by Comptroller
Gay that returns from the sales tax are not pro-
ducing the revenue expected, followed by the
suggestion from Superintendent of Public In-
struction Tom Bailey that if schools are not pro-
vided for, children will suffer, has thrown legis-
lators into a dither.
It is being urged that the governor call a spe-
cial session at once to provide money for schools
and other state needs. Senator Bill Shands fa-
vors such action, as do others.
With hot campaigns going on in most every
county, legislators are in no mood to think about I
a special session. A bigger monkeywrench could
not have been thrown at this particular time.
But both Gay and Bailey seem to be more con-
cerned over their responsibilities and their duty
to the people than they are about politics. As
comptroller of the state, it is Gay's duty to keep
the people informed as to just how they stand
financially, and he has been doing so.
Tom Bailey, as head of our school setup, is
responsible for the proper conduct of the state's
educational system and, heeding the comp-
troller's warning, he in turn has brought to pub-
lic attention the fact that unless more funds are
provided, the schools will suffer.
If these two able cabinet officers had been
concerned with politics they would have kept
quiet at least until after the May primaries, but
they didn't, and legislators running for re-elec-
tion are being asked a lot of more or less em-
Wealth may not bring happiness, but it seems
to bring a pleasant kind of misery.
TO THE EDITOR
(Ed. Note: The following- letter re-
quires a brief explanation. Bill Ed-
wards sent in his check for a year's
subscription-made out for $200 in-
stead of $2. We returned his check,
pointing out that it was too much
for a three-month subscription, at
$127.15, and not sufficient for two
three month subscriptions.)
Dear Mr. Smith-I have always
regarded The Star as one of the
best newspapers I have ever known
-but frankly, I didn't really intend
to give the impression that I thought
a year's subscription was worth
$200.00 and I am deeply grateful to
you for agreeing with me and re-
turning my check of March 22. En-
closed herewith is correct check for
$2.00 covering a year's subscription
to your very good paper.
With best wishes, I am,
W. T. EDWARDS.
Dear Mr. Smith Please renew
my subscription to The Star. It
makes me homesick every week
when I get it, but I still like to get
the news. Sure would like to be
back in Port St. Joe.
MRS. M. B. GRAHAM
Plymouth, N. C.
"IT ISN'T LOADED"
Our old friend Jo Serra, down
there in Willis Swamp, is languish-
ing in the doghouse and depending
on the generosity of his friends for
rations. Jo, we learn, brought home
for a family pet a skunk which had
been represented to him as having
been "disarmed" and shorn of all
hear of the results of this mis-
placed confidence, Jo, and would
like to remind you that an "un-
loaded" gun, skunk or other object,
is always very dangerous.
The equipment which supplies
power in the modern lighthouse is
installed in triplicate as extra in-
surance against failure.
It pays to advertise-try it!
WE CAN KEEP YOU IN THE BEST OF *
SPIRITS DURING 1950
. ST. JOE BAR .
* PHONE 114 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
fc> o*< ':4-" 4 >**'-* * @*4 * ^
No need to put up with a slow-starting truck. Just
leave it in. the skilled hands of our service spe-
cialists. They know what to do to make your
truck's engine spring to life when you press the
starter. They've got the testing equipment, the
International-engineered parts to give your truck
sure-fire starts, every time. Drive in now-we'll
be happy to serve you..
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
MONUMENT AVENUE PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
you candt beat a
Cheftam De Luxe 4-Door, Six-Cylinder Sedan
(including white sidewall tires and bumper wing guards) *
Chieftain Business Coupe-....$1698
Streamliner Sedan Coupe ...-..$1800
Chieftain Sedan Coupe-...........$1821
Chieftain 2-Door Sedan ----.........$1821
Streamliner 4-Door Sedan ......---$1851
Chieftain 4-Door Sedan.....---. $1872
*Chieftain DeLuxe 4-Dr Sedan $1967
All models priced include a Six-Cylinder
engine, Pontiac's Straight, Eight is available
in any model at 69 extra.
;tate and local taxes, if any, license, optional
equipmentt and accessories-extra. Prices sub-
..ect to change without notice. Prices may
rary in surrounding communities due to
BARRIER & WIMBERLY PONTIAC COMPANY
201 Monument Avenue Phone 94 Port St. Joe, Florida
All that's Good and
Desirable in a Fine Car!
It's no wonder people agree so easily with the idea that
dollar for dollar, you can't beat a Pontiac!
Pontiac is the lowest-priced Straight Eight in America.
Pontiac is the lowest-priced car offering the wonderful con-
venience of GM Hydra-Matic Drive. Pontiac is famous the
world over for its record'on the road of real economy and
long life. And certainly not the least of Pontiac's virtues is
its- outstanding beauty--Pontiac is certainly the most
beautiful thing on wheels!
FRIDAY, APRIL 7,-1950
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORID.A
- - -
SENOl R CLASS OF ST. JOE HIGH SCHOOL ViSjTR TYNDALL AIR BASE
SENIOR CLASS OF ST. JOE HiGH SCHOOL VISITS TYNDALL AIR BASE
Models Attract Males
During the prize drawing of the
Port St. Joe Merchants' Association
Saturday afternoon in front of Cos-
tin's Department Store, announce-
ment was made that the store had
1 real live models in the window. Im-
mediately all the men began crowd-
1 ing around the store. And when the
drawing was over, Costin's was so
packed with the curious men that
I the women had to form a flying
wedge to get in to see the Easter
dresses being shown.
Greatest asset of Florida is its
people, not its wealth. Let's culti-
vate our greatest asset.
The Philippine islands share
* WHAT'S NEW?
* Your physician is continually study-
ing the advances in medicine and
surgery. He watches new investiga-
' tions in both fields, and is prepared,
when necessary, to prescribe new
products developed in famous research
laboratories. We, too, keep abreast of
new developments and are ready at all
times to fill your physician's prescrip.
tion promptly and accurately.
JOHN ROBERT SMITH
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
PORT ST. JOE
Port St. Joe high school seniors
recently enjoyed an interesting tour
of the Tyndall Air Force Base, get-
ting a firsthand view of the station
and how the various units operate.
Included in the tour was the link-
trainer in which a students seats
himself in one of the stationary fly-
ing boxes and enjoys the thrill of
taking off, flying an imaginary hop
and coming in for a landing. The
instrument board of the trainer is
identical to that of a real ship, and
by handling the controls, all phases
of flight are initiated, from*-barrel
rolls to crash landings.
A visit was also made to the air-
rescue boat docks (as shown in the
above picture) where the latest pro-
cedure in retrieving planes and pi-
lots forced down- at sea- was, dem-
Young, Edwina Howell, Saranell
Clements, Mrs. Nobie Stone, Tom
Paulk, Bobby Lee Ramsey, Jimmy
Ramsey, Betty' Otto Anderson, Joyce
Sexton, Bill McFarland, Maxine
Guilford, Delores Mira, Montez Mit-
ter, Sam Hardy (bus driver), and
The students also saw a demon-
stration of radar screens for detec-
tion of aircraft, and the enthusiasm
was so great that the students had
to be literally dragged away in or-
der to complete the tour, which
included a visit to the gymnasium
and to the dining hall, where the
group had chow on the line with
the pilots. -
Sgt. W. C. Wilson, recruiting of-
ficer stationed in Port St. Joe, or-
iginated the tour, and Sgt. Bowers
of the PIO section did commend-
able descriptive work on the tour
EDITOR OF STAR IS LIAR
(Continued from page 1)
would not take him in, now he uses
his little rag sheet he calls a news
paper to lie about the Klan.
"The Klan program is fighting the
Communist and their fronts. Among
them 'The anti-defamation league.'
This is an Anti-christ organization.
'The Federal Council of Churches.'
This is an Un-christian communist
Front. The 'NAACP,' National As-
sociation for the advancement of
colored people. The heads of the
last are KIKE jews not negroes.
The above named out fits are try-
ing to mix negroes in your schools
and churches. Your lame brained
Editor seems to be in favor of the
same thing, don't guess he's a fel-
low traveler, he is too dopey for
"The Klan speaker will be back in
Port St. Joe in spite of the lying
editor or the mayor pro tem."
The three basic kinds of tea are
green, black and oolong.
SHave you tried
It's the basic new automob
Most Room! Best Ride! Safest!
It's here for you now ... a delight- it hugs the road more tenaciously
ful, new way of motoring the and is therefore America's best-
direct result of Hudson's exclu- riding, safest car.
sive recessed floor ("step-down" You command your choice of
y design): three great Hudson high-com-
Low-built design instantly tele- pression engines ... the econom-
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the lowest center of gravity in any Six, America's most powerful Six
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You quickly see, too, that Hud- Super-Eight!
son has full road .clearance and There are many other Hudson
more seating room and head room features that combine to make
thaa in any other car-thanks to this car of such outstanding qual-
"step-down" design with its re- ity that it is a leader in resale
cessed floor, value, as shown by Official Used
You know instinctively, as you Car Guide Books! Come in, try
view this low-built beauty, that "The New Step-Down Ride"!
HERE'S WHERE TO TRY "THE NEW
ile idea for 1950!
AS MUCH AS -
NOW... 3 GREAT SERIES
LOWER-PRICED PACEMAKER FAMOUS SUPER
-. CUSTOM COMMODORE
If you're going to buy a car in the low-price
field, see the
New, Lower-Priced Pacemaker
which, for just a few dollars more, brings
you all of Hudson's exclusive advantages.
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
MONUMENT AVENUE PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY APRIL 7 1950
PAESXTESAPR T OGL CUTFOIAFIAARL7 9
Increase Shown in State's i There are now 12,912 restaurants
with a seating capacity of 560,270,
Food and Lodging Places as compared to 11,966 restaurants
!seating 527,2S5 people on October
The state of Florida has more 1, 1948, or an increase of 32,985
food and lodging places today than seats.
ever before in its history, with the In Gulf county the state hotel
state hotel commission now having commission has jurisdiction over
supervision over 29,552 places of- five hotels, one apartment house,
fering 513,995 looms for rent as 21 rooming houses and 13 motor
compared with 26,367 places with courts, for a total of 520 rooms, and
443,673 rooms on October 1, 1948. 35 restaurants seating 1,084 people.
PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB
IT"S TIME TO .
Give your nadinss a good mu'ch-
ing if they have failed to set ber-
ries. They require plenty of mois-
ture, good drainage, rich soil (acid
or semi-acid), and an inch or two of
mulch all the time. They grow as
S in iun as in shade, but pro- Your Garden Circle meets next
duce few berries in shade. Thursday.
Fertiii..': your la-,wn if you didn't
do ii ia.t month. This is a good time Called To Bedside of Father
for setting out new lawns. VMrs. R. D. Prows left last Satur-
Contribule flower to Mrs... day for Monroe, La., to be at the
Nedley and her committee, z., be bedside of her farther. W. C. Smith,
made into Easter favors f.-r the who is seriously ill. R. D. is eating
nompital. The committee i:ter- his own cooking for the next 30,
ested in obtaining small flowers. days, he says.
Call MIrs. Nedley at 106 if you can -.--- ---
donate any from your garden. It pays to advertise-try it!
A touch of the starter button commands more
get-up-and-go than any other in its field. For
only the '50 Ford in its field offers you a 100-
horsepower V-8 -an engine so quiet you can
hardly hear it... and so thrifty you'll have to
own a Ford to believe it.
From its sparkling baked-on colors that are
"built to live outdoors" to its 13-ways-
stronger "Lifeguard" Body, quality feature
after feature have been built into the '50 Ford
.. features that make Ford the onefine car in
the low-price field.
Take the wheel of a '50 Ford at your Ford
Dealer's. Listen for yourself to Ford's sound-
cbnditioned quiet. Feel the comfort of Ford's
!'Mid Ship" Ride. 'See Ford's "Fashion Car'
styling-now more beautiful than ever. You'llI __...--_
realize that nowhere else can so little money
buy so much car.
There's a in your future
...with a future built in
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
322 Monument Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida
TEST DRIVE A '50 FORD- IT WILL OPEN YOUR EYES!
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, APRIL '7, 1950,
rIL RI 0ET ,O S OE U OU ,L AGE V
fWHAITTHE SOUTH PA .CIFIC S[ND5 SI
We~i;/ ~/f~~ Cev
ve~4,p'i~s0 i Id A e-,~
Z'/~7 ~v~dNs~rb/a n n
fancy- .thing to, spri-ang.o ,...u city.
folkses. And iffen you bin thinking'
the sensus wuz for people and riot
for bees and bathtubs, or iffen they
is a mortgage, you shore need to be
With all them old plans on pow-
dered aigs and 100 others a back-
firin' and making' this here nashun
look like a sucker and amatoor, it
takes no big and fancy crystal ball
to see whut them there new sensus
statistics will bring fourth. And
whether you live in the country or
in the city-and have bees or don't
- you kin hold your hat yea,
Yours with the low down,
Advertising Doesn't Cost It PAYS.
Attend Band Festival was accompanied homer by iher par-
Misses Cora Sue and Margare 11nts-, Mr. andi Mrs .W. B. lunn,-Who
Smith spent the week-end in
Quincy, visiting with their aunt,
Mrs. J. R. Smith, and attending the
Miss Juanita Gunn visited over
the week-end in Jacksonville and
are visiting here for several days.
Visiting In Birmingham
J. A. Cason, father of Mrs. E. H.
Vanlandingham, left Wednesday for
Birmingham, Ala., where he will
visit for several weeks with rela-
tives and friends.
BELIEVE IT -IT' TRUE E FM
THE LOW DOWN
Editor The Starr:
Mebbe you think, my country-
men, that you has seed everything
in the way of flub-dubs in Govt.
- -'Du+ wa+e a minnir. restAAy toe
-6- y1... .... 5-.--- But wate a minnit. Yestiddy the
who have been active in urging agriculture sensus questshunair ar-
their congressmen to seek repeal of riv in the male forum the U. S. Dept,
the emergency federal autoimoti'e of Kommerce. It's as big as a barn
excise taxes, state that these taxes door-questshuns in fine print on
cost people in Florida alone about both sides of the papper-334 of
$26,898,742 last year. them their dadblamed questshuns.
The figure was compiled by the The furst impulse is to sell out-
National Highway Users Confer- lock, stock and barril-afore that
ence, which estimated that these there sensus guy (excuse me, in
payments of "temporary" automo- Guluf county they is all wimmin)
tive taxes by highway users reached heaves into site.
a national total of $2,285,757,000 in
1949. Now don't quit reading' jist be-
The problem of the automotive cause you don't live in the country
liken I do. Say that them there
excises is now before congress, lken I do. Say that them ther
which has received floods of indi-orn-rimmed boys up there on the
wide Potomac diskivver that the
vidual letters from highway users, wide Potomac diskivver that the
number of bees in Kalifornia out-
such as private motorists, truck op-
erators and farmers, urging that number them in Florida, then whut.
these taxes be included in what- Well, I'll tell you. The sensus guy
ever excise tax relief is decided on wouldn't be asking' 334 damphool
b questshuns about bees, lima beans,
byThe federal automotive excises, rabbits and geeseberries iffen sum-
The federal automotive excises, buddy wasn't planni' sum fool and
which are levied atop state auto- buddy wasn't plann
motive taxes, are paid on new cars, Paid Political Advertising'
trucks, buses, taxis, gas, oil, tires,
tubes, parts and accessories. Just
one of these taxes, that on an aver-
age new car, adds $95 to the price.
Receipts from this group of taxes
are not intended for use on roads,
and go into the government's gen-
ST. JOE SCHOOL BAND
(Continued from page 1)
a backbend while doing various
twirls with the baton. St. Joe stu-
dent conductors taking honors were
Bobby Ramsey, who conducted the
Pensacola band and received a
third division rating, Esther Allen,
who conducted the Bay High band
and made fourth division, and Mer-
ita Sutton, who also conducted the
Bay High band and rated second
Miss Sutton, receiving a first di-
vision rating at Quincy, will partici-
pate in the state festival to be held
May 4, 5 and 6 in Miami. Only stu-
dents and bands making first di-
vision ratings at district festivals
are eligible to participate in this
It pays to advertise try it!
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER
I hereby announce my candidacy
for County Commissioner from Dis-
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*
Your Vote for
Basil E. Kenney, Jr.
Will Be Sincerely
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FOR FIRST-TERM IN 8Otb
\ CONGRESS... SAW -HIS BILLS
o e ENACTED INTO LAW.
thdn jost a -
POPULAR IN 81V CONGRESS.. GAINED
It's your representative. RESPECT OF VETERAN CONGRESSMEN IN
I speaks for you in places 0 OTH HOUSE AND SENATE APPOINTED
It speaks for you in place s TOa4E IMPORTANT BMO N EIRS
you cannot go. You want coMIrOT T
your letterhead to give -
your prospect assurance
that it represents a firm
Let Us Design Your Next I
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IS THE SAMSON
\ GUESS THE WEIGHT" CONTEST
OPEN TO EVERYONE...
COME IN AND TRY YOUR SKILL!
1ST PRIZE-$12.95 Card Table
2ND PRIZE-$7.95 Folding Chair
3RD PRIZE-$7.95 Table Lamp
4TH PRIZE-Choice of 5 Records
5TH PRIZE-ChE*ce of 3 Records
E jfe a ,
We have on display a regular
SamsOw table piled high with
heavy stones. Come in. submit
your gues" on the weight which
the table supports' nothing to
buy. No obligations of ny kind.
'bl contestant, Iimited to one
luess Con eet c ne
:ome in right away, try fr one
of the fine przes listed a left.
tElecricoally welded tubular steel oa me and legs .i. baked
enamel fish Easy to fold' aoleft h.nge cont cu' children's
I.ngers Podded seats prfe-ct balance on v.p aor .bble
Elecirncolly welded, ,bular, swel legs wi.h baked on enamel
/ ftinnsh won't snag nylons Fold easily and compoctly lock
" securely. safely One piece top in beautiful decoraoor colors.
ST. JOE FURNITURE & APPLIANCE COMPANY
Port St. Joe, Florida
Auto Taxes Cost Car
Users of State Plenty
Highway User Groups Point Out
Floridians Paid $26,898,742 In
Excise Levies Last Year
Highway user groups in Florida.
205 Reid Avenue
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY APRIL 7 1950
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'Gator Captain Jimmy Kynes ians as "Captain" Jimmy Kynes, Forida Is Fourth
Speaks Before Senior Class 'bulwark of the forward wall of the
Speaks Before Senior Class 1949 'Gator football team. He is a In Tree Seedlings
James W. Kynes Jr., son of Mrs. member of the Kappa Alpha frater- I
J. W. Kynes of Marianna, and a nity and has been elected to the Florida ranked fourth in the na-
member of the University of Flor- university hall of fame. Florida ranked fourth in the na-
member of the University of Flor- tioon as a tree seedling producing
ida Blue Key speakers bureau, ap- state in 1949, according to figures
peared yesterday before the senior Visitors From Millville just released from Washington.
class of the St. Joe high school and Lucius and Laren Allen, twin' The state produced 25,000,000
delivered an interesting talk on sons of Mr. and Mrs L. L. Allen of seedlings last year, or about one-
various subjects pertaining to ac- Millville, are visiting their grand- sixteenth of the nation's total of
tivities of the university as they af- parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Baggett 3S0,000,000 seedlings.
feet high schools of the state, this week. "Assuming a two-thirds survival
Kynes, a senior in the college of ----- -rate. last year's seedling crop of
business administration at the uni- Both brown leghorn and black 380,000,000 trees will in half a cen-
versity, is better known to Florid- minorca chickens lay white eggs. tury supply the country's wood
needs for a year," J. C. McClellan,
Star Want Ads Bring Quic
FISHING TACKLE-Pfleuger Su- F
preme reel, Shakespeare Marhof
reel, 4 ft. True-Temper rod, One $
other rod, tackle box and tackle, all A
in good condition, $40.00. See Jack
Coleman at Picture Box, opposite F
A. N. depot. 1*
WATCHES!' SAVE MONEY!
Recondition and Fully Guaranteed
ELGIN-Completely overhauled. 17-
jewel, new leather band. A real
bargain. Only $18.50:,
BULOVA-15-jewel, gold case, new
band and dial, $15.00.
BULOVA-17-jewel, stainless steel
back and gold-filled stretch band.
Don't pass this up. Just $12.50.
TAVANNES-17-jewel. water pro-
tected, white gold. case. Some-
.thing. different. This is a dress
Swatch. Square case. -- "' 6 I
NOTE: These are just a few '',. eal basr-
gains, and they w6n't last long, Make your
(Next to LeHardy's Bar)
WHIZZER MOTOR BIKE-In ex-
cellent condition, good tires. See
Clyde Parker or Rush Chism, Port
St. Joe. 4-14* F
USED OUTBOARD MOTORS
Good, bad, indifferent. All makes,
models and prices. Brooks Sporting
Goods Store. 1-27tf
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, 1I-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. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesdays.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-
N- days each month, 8:00 p. m.
SMembers urged to attend;
visit-ing brothers welcome. W. A.
:Roberts, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
Pursuant to Chapter 99.03, Florida Stat-
uites, 1941, amended in 1949, the Board of
County Commissioners, Gulf County, Florida,
lias appointed the following Election Inspec-
tion Boards for the May 2, 1950, Democratic
Precinct No. 1
First Board-Mrs Tom O'Neal, Inspector;
Mrs. Jackie Dorsey, Inspector; Mrs. S. B.
Brown, Inspector; H. M. McClamma, Clerk.
Second Board-Mrs. Kate Lanier, Inspec-
tor; Mrs. H. E. Rish, Inspector; J. C. Han-
lon, Inspector; Rudy Gaskin, Clerk.
Precinct No. 2
A. W. Brisco, Inspector; Claude E. Lister,
Inspector; Harvey Kemp, Inspector; Mrs.
George Wilson, Clerk.,
Precinct No. 3
Mrs. Thomas L. Tillman, Inspector; Mrs.
Charlie Whitfield, Inspector; Mrs. Jennings
Davis, Inspector; Jim Glass, Clerk.
Precinct No. 4
Mrs. Gertrude Guilford, Inspector; Mrs.
Annie Cook, Inspector; .Mrs Clarence Whit-
field, Inspector; W. G. Hardy, Clerk.
Precinct No. 5
First Board-Kathryn Brown, Inspector;
Johnnie Hewitt. Inspector: Fannie McMillan,
Inspector; W. H Weeks, Clerk.
Second Board-Mrs. C. W. Williams, In-
spector; Mrs. H. Y. Zinperer, Inspector; Car-
los Miles, Inspector; Ted Richards, Clerk.
Precinct No. 6
Mrs. C. G. Croxton. Inspector; Mrs. Hazel
Stafford, Inspector; Mrs. J. C. Price, Inspec-
tor; Carter Ward, Clerk.
Precinct No. 7
R. F. Scheffer, Inspector: Lewis Johnson,
Inspector; S. A. Young, Inspector; E. F
Precinct No. S
First Board-Ruth LeGrone. Inspector;
Mrs. A. D. Lawson, Inspector: J F. Ford Jr.,
Inspector; Mrs. W. M. Howell, Clerk
Second Board-Mrs. E. C. Pridgeon Jr..
Inspector: Mrs. J. S., Shirey, Inspector; H.
H. Saunders, Inspector; Mrs. R. D Prows
Precinct No. 9
First Board-Mrs. Roy Oaskin, Inspector;
Mrs. Cora Lee Miller, InsD.ector; Mrs. Vera
Burge, Inspector; W: C. Roche, Clerk.
Second oBard-Paul Farmer Jr.. Inspec-
tor; L.-E Thursby, Inspector: Fred Perry,
Inspector; B. B. Conklin, Clerk.
GEORGE Y. CORE,
Clerk Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida.
chief forester for American Forest
DV ERTISING Products Industries, said.
Florida's 25,000,000 seedlings, ac-
k Results At Small Cost. cording to McClellan, will reforest
25,000 acres of timberland at the
FOR RENT usual planting rate of 1000 seed-
FOR RENT-Two large, partly fur- ling to an acre.
nished apartments on 8th Street; Florida's two state-owned nurs-
$35 per month. Frank and Dot's series accounted for 19,500,000 of
Agency, phone 61. 4-7 14c
the seedlings, with one private
FOR RENT-4-room unfurnished nursery producing 5,500,000. Flor-
apartment at 522 Third Street. ida has no federally-owned tree
Phone 108. 2tc
FOR APARTMENTS See The Top four spots in the nation's
Shirey Apartm.ents. tf seedling production race went to
SPECIAL SERVICES southern states, as follows: Louisi-
ana, 53,000,000; South Carolina, 32,-
KEYS DUPLICATED! 000.000; Georgia. 27,000,000; Flor-
WHILE YOU WAIT! ida. 25,000,000.
35c Each 2 for 50c ---- .--
Brooks Hardware and Visitors From Dothan
Sporting Goods Co. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Horn and
daughter, LaRue, visited here over
t r adsget res the woek-end with their daughter
St s t ls and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dan J.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE --
FOR SALE-Equity in 3-bedroom April Fool's Day originated with
house. Electric water heater and the early Hindus, who played tricks
wired for electric stove. 302 16th the last day of March at their
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PORT ST. JOE,, FLORIDA
Represent School In Spelling Bee I Lives Lost in Traffic
Ruth Lynn Ramsey and Mary Acidents On Upswing
Geddie represented the Port St. Joe I____
school in a county-wide junior high One hundred fifty-five lives were
school spelling bee held Wednesday lost in Florida traffic accidents dur-
at Wewahitchka. ing the first two months of this
year, according to a traffic statis-
Returns From Georgia tical summary sheet issued by the
Miss Neta Niblack returned Sun- records bureau of the Florida High-
day from Americus, Ga., where she way Patrol. And early in March the
was called last week due to the 1950 Florida traffic toll passed the
death of her mother, Mrs. C. E. 200 mark.
Niblack. The death toll of 155 during Jan-
--------- uary and February compared un-
Expect To Leave For Georgia favorably with a total of 101 lives
Mr. and Mrs. 0. M. Taylor and .lost during the same period last
sons expect to leave today for year.
Moulrtie Ga., to visit relatives and Pedestrian deaths were included
friends over the week-end. in the upward trend, with 18 fatali-
ties and 45 injuries recorded dur-
In cooking, four tablespoons of ing the first month of this year, as
cocoa plus a half tablespoon of compared with six killed and 51 in-
fat may be substituted for a. one jured in January of 1949.
nimt raysn ins r sercise icy
oucesqar o ciooite
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FRIDAY, APRIL'7, 1950
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY,YFLORIDA
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