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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 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1950 NUMBER 30
Shown In 1944
But 45 Per Cent of County's
Qualified Voters Went
Since the people of Gulf county
will be called upon to choose a U.
S. senator to serve them in Wash-
ington for the next six years, it is
interesting to check the official
records of the last senatorial elec-
tion held in 1944.
According to the records of Sec-
retary of State Bob Gray, there
were 3,160 qualified voters on the
registration books of Gulf county
for the Democratic primaries in
1944. Out of this number of quali-
fied voters only 1,434, or 45 per cent
actually cast their ballots on elec-
tion day, and Claude Pepper was
the recipient of 58.1 per cent of the
This apathy and indifference on
the part of so many citizens is ap-
palling, for in failure to exercise
the use of the ballot these folks
made it possible for a minority to
,control their government and say
who shall govern.
This large number of indifferent
Democrats in Gulf county, however,
were not the only ones in Florida
-who failed to perform their duty as
good citizens. The figures show that
(Continued on page 5)
Edd Pridgeon Knocks
Off 400-P-ound Bruin
Edd Pridgeon Jr., this week has
been passing out passels of. bear
meat to all his friends as the result
,of his meeting up with a 400-pound
brown bear Sunday night.
Seems Edd has a herd of bees
staked out on the Overstreet road
-near Cypress Creek, and he found
that a bear had discombobulated
four stands some time Saturday
So Edd proceeds to build a scaf-
fold up in a tree Sunday and then
sat down to wait, with a flashlight
tied to the barrel of his gun.
r Brother B'ar comes along for an-
other tasty snack and Edd ups and
lets him have it where it would do
the most good-and, we don't mean
in the seat of the pants.
Sharks Open Season
With Win Over Wewa
City Theater Tax Plans Complete
Declared Illegal For County T
Panama City Levy Also Knocked
Out; Matter May Be Taken X -Ray Su
To Supreme Court
City officials of both Port St. Joe Officers for Ensuing
and Panama City are pondering the Are Named Tuesda,
possibility of an appeal to the state Health Associatic
supreme court from an adverse cir-
cuit court decision which elimi- At a meeting of the Gulf
nated their tax levies on theater Tuberculosis and Health
admissions. tion held Tuesday night at t
The decision came last Friday schools plans were complex
after Circuit Judge E. Clay Lewis the tuberculosis X-ray survi
J!., heard arguments by defense at- carried out in the- county
torneys and counsel for the Martin to May 3, at which time tw
Theaters seeking relief from the machines, one mobile and
tax. Lewis issued an injunction, ef- tionary, will be sent here
fective immediately, but both cities state health department.
have a maximum of 60 days to ap- Association officers for t
peal to the state supreme court
from the decision.
A similar tax in Chipley was per-
mitted "to stand by Judge Lewis,
who held that the St. Joe and Pan-
ama City taxes were assessments
against theater patrons and that
neither municipality had authority
to levy such a tax. The Chipley as-
sessment, he said, was a tax against
the theater and not the patron. In-
cidentally, Judge Lewis, who was
city attorney at the time, drew up
the tax ordinance for Port St. Joe.
Pasture Tour Set
For Gulf County
ey to be
were also elected at the meeting,
as follows: Silas R. Stone, presi-
dent; Roy Taylor, vice-president;
Mrs. Pauline Smith, recording sec-
retary; Mrs. Sara Kenney, treas-
urer: Harry Saunders, seal sales
chairman, and Mrs. Jiimmie Mc-
Leod, corresponding secretary.
Schedules for the two units, each
of which is of the most recent de-
sign, is as follows:
Stationary Unit-Port St. Joe:
April 28 and 29, and May 1, from 10
a. m. to 1 p. m., and from 2 to 5 p.
m. This unit will be stationed in
the vacant lot on Reid Avenue, op-
posite -Miller's Drug Store.
Mobile Unit-Paper Mill, Friday,
Visits to lush pastures in Gulf April 28, 2:30 to 5 p.m.; Kenney's
county are slated for May 2, ac- Mill, 5:30 to 7:30 p. m. Saturday,
cording to Cubie Laird, county
Farmers and -others' interested
will have an opportunity to see and
inspect pastures of various clovers
and improved grasses and hear the
owners tell how they have been es-
tablished and managed.
- County Agent Laird will lead the
tour, and Agronomist J. Russell
Henderson and District Agent J.
Lee Smith of the University of Flor-
ida extension service, as well as
representatives of the agricultural
experiment station, will participate.
Have Guests From North Carolina
Mr. and Mrs. Quincy Hardy of
Overstreet, Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Hart
of Beacon Hill and Mrs. and Mrs.
A. B. Rhames had as their guests
last week Mr. and Mrs. Amos R.
Rhames and Mrs. W. M. Willis of
Greensboro, N. C.
Visitors In City
Miss Gertrude Boyer, Miss Anne
Miller and Miss Anna Lenk, all of
Lf T iniii n nd M rq T4- H Till-
The St. Joe Sharks high school '3. "oul,- 1 ., a ct' 1"11. i. 1-
baseball team played the first game man of Atlanta, Ga., are guests of
of the season Monday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ramsey. While
when they defeated the Wewa- here, the ladies will also visit with
hitchka nine here by a score of Mr. and Mrs. Peck Boyer.
Jim Philyaw was on the mound Attending Legion Convention
for the St. Joe nine and was in ex- T. M. Schneider is in Fort Lauder-
cellent form, as but three hits were dale this week as a delegate from
allowed the visitors. Tom Paulk Willis V. Rowan Post 116 to the
was a mainstay behind the plate for annual convention of the American
the locals. Legion, Department of Florida.
Leading hitters for the Sharks
were Don Parker, Gene Chism and Visits Over Week-end
Philyaw, each getting two bingles. Miss Juanita Gunn spent the week-
The Sharks trekked to Panama end in Palatka with her sister, Mrs.
City Wednesday for a- tilt with the John F. Brown, and in Jacksonville
Bay High "B" team and were de- with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
feated by an 8-0 score. Philip Chat- B. Gunn.
ham hurled for hte locals, allowing ---
Panama but two hits. Loose playing Visits Son
accounted for the large number of Mrs. Marie Taylor visited in Mo-
runs. Donald Parker was the out- bile, Ala., over the week-end with
standing stickman for the Sharks. her son, Harris Taylor.
I The local lads will play in Carra- ---
:belle this afternoon and Thursday Spend Week-end In Jax
.-of next week will meet the Chap- Mr. and Mrs. J. Lamar Miller and
man -high team from Apalachicola family were in Jacksonville during
April 29, Wewahitchka, 10 a. m. to
1 p. m., and 2 to 5 p. m. Tuesday,
-May-2, Paper .Ilil. f"30.to 4 p. m.;
colored section, 5 to 8 p. m. Wed-
nesday, May 3, Highland View, 9 to
11 a. m.
The process of having the X-ray
made requires only enough time to
give one's name, address and pri-
vate physician's name to a regis-
trar, who will record this on a
registration form and then send
(Continued on page 7)
Rev. Hamilton West
Will Preach Sunday
Bishop Coadjutor of Florida To De-
liver Sermon at St. James'
The preacher at St. James' Epis-
copal Church this Sunday will be
the Right Reverend Hamilton West,
D.D., bishop coadjutor of Florida.
Bishop West is well known thruout
the state as a forceful speaker, ac-
cording to Rev. Lee Graham. He
served as chaplain to Episcopal stu-
dents at the University of Florida
before his consecration as bishop
coadjutor, and is recognized as a
national leader, having been for a
number of years on the national
council of the Protestant Episcopal
In announcing the schedule of
services for Bishop West's annual
visitation to St. James' Church,
Rev. Graham states that the bishop
will preach at the 7:30 a. m. holy
communion service and at the serv-
ice of morning prayer at 11 a. m.
The church vestry will attend the
7:30 service in a body and will meet
with the bishop for breakfast after
In addition to preaching at the 11
o'clock service, Bishop West will
administer the Biblical rite of con-
firmation, or the laying on of hands,
as did Peter and John in Samaria.
A cordial welcome is extended to
all to come and hear Bishop West,
to meet him, and to.join in worship,
says Pastor Graham.
Gov. Warren Guest
At Rotary Meeting
Annual Ladies' Night Finds Num-
ber of Distinguished
The annual ladies' night of the
Port St. Joe Rotary Club was held
last evening in the educational
wing of the' new Methodist church.
Distinguished guests present for
the affair were Governor and Mrs.
Fuller Warren, Miss Alfred War-
ren and Alfred McKeithan, chair-
man of the state road department.
Other guests included Mrs. M.
L. Fleishel, Mrs. Sara Kenney, Mr.
and Mrs. George J. Wilson, Mrs.
Edith Stone, Mr. and Mrs. G.,F.
Lawrence and Miss Jane Davis.
Two visiting Georgians were the
guest speakers for the evening and
spoke on contrasting themes. Dr.
Guy Wells, president of Georgia
State College for Women at Mill-
edgeville, spoke on "Meeting Life's
Needs," while Lee Jordan, a widely
known after-dinner entertainer, also
from Milledgeville, presented a hu-
morous sketch on "How to Con-
trol Your Wife."
An estimated 85 persons were
in attendance at the affair.
Political Rally Saturday
In order to give all candidates an
opportunity to state their platforms,
the Port St. Joe Merchants Associ-
ation is sponsoring a political rally
tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock in
front of Red Fuller's St. Joe Sup-
ply Company,. ,
This is being done as a public
service by the merchants and there
will be no charge to candidates. A
loud speaker will be provided, and
all candidates for office are cordi-
ally invited to be present tomor-
row and speak their piece.
Named Treasurer of Teacher Group
Miss Eva Bryant, fifth grade in-
structor, attended the breakfast of
the Florida Association of Science
Teachers at the meeting of the
Florida Education Assoociation- in
Miami last week. At this time Miss
Bryant was elected to serve during
the coming school year as treasurer
of the group. She is a charter mem-
ber of the science association.
To Join Law Firm In Tallahassee
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sharit Jr., left
Monday to make their home in Tal-
lahassee, where Mr. Sharit will be
associated with the law firm of
Mabry, Reaves, Carlton, Ward and
Fields. Mr. and Mrs. Sharit are at
home to their friends at 308 South
Franklin Boulevard, Apartment 1.
Attending Masonic Meeting
W. A. Roberts, worshipful master
of the Port St. Joe Masonic lodge,
is in Jacksonville this week attend-
ing the 121st annual communica-
tion of the F. & A. M. grand lodge.
Have Guests Monday
Mr. and Mrs. Quincy Hardy of
Overstreet had as their guests Mon-
day Mr. and Mrs. Bill Whitt of We-
wahitclka and Mrs. N. E. Dees of
Port St. Joe.
Spend Week-end In Alabama
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bell and
family spent the week-end in Do-
zier, Ala., with his parents, Dr. and
Mrs. W. H. Bell.
Business Visitor In Jax
Otto Anderson was in Jackson- convention of the Florida Medical
ville on business Monday and Tues- Association to be held April 24-26
day. at Hollywood, Fla.
Funds Raised in
Save Many Lives
Chairman Calls for Coopera-
tion of County In Drive
Gulf county last week launched
its 1950 Cancer Crusade, a drive to
raise $560 to fight back at the dis-
ease that claimed more than 3,150
lives in Florida last year.
The fund-raising drive will be ac-
companied by a concentrated edu-
cational campaign to tell every
man, woman and child in Gulf
county how to recognize the symp-
toms of early cancer and what to
do if cancer should strike, accord-
ing to J. L. Sharit, who is the Am-
erican Cancer Society's county cam-
"The need for funds to fight can-
cer is urgent," Sharit declared. "We
must raise our minimum goal to
continue the fight. We must raise
more if real progress is to be made.
But it is even more important that
we tell as many people as possible
the life-saving facts about cancer.
That is why our campaign workers
will call on the greatest possible
number of persons in the county,
both to ask for contributions and to
give them the facts about the dis-
"The American Cancer Society
(Continued on page 6)
Resident of Illinois,
n-tr.e On Visit, Dies
Andrew John Gillett, 75, of Rock-
ford, Ill., passed away Wednesday
noon at the Port St. Joe Municipal
Hospital following an illness of but
*a few hours. Mr. Gillett was visit-
ing with his daughter and husband,
Lieut. and Mrs. Katherine Nash,
at Beacon Hill.
Deceased is survived by his wife,
who was at his bedside, and two
other daughters, Mrs. Mable Lich-
tenheld of Dixon, Ill., and Mrs. Mar-
jorie Morrow of Rockford, Ill. Mr.
Gillett, a native of England, was a
naturalized citizen of the U. S.
The body was shipped by rail
last night to Rockford, Ill., for in-
terment in the family plot, arrange-
ments being under direction of the
Comforter Funeral Home.
Saints In Pre-Season
Exhibition Ball Games
Giving baseball fans a preview
of what's in store during the Gulf
Coast League season, the Port St.
Joe Saints are staging a series of
exhibition games with other teams
in the loop.
The locals defeated the Navy in
a game here Sunday afternoon by
a score of 10-2, and Wednesday af-
ternoon lost a close 3-2 decision to
the Blountstown Buccaneers at the
new ball park.
SMATHERS MEETING AT
HOTEL ST. JOE TONIGHT
A meeting will be held at 7:30
this evening at Hotel St. Joe in
the interest of George Smathers'
campaign for the U. S. senate.
All those interested in this cam-
paign are urged to be present.
Ward To Attend Medical Meet
The Franklin-Gulf County Medi-
cal Society will be represented by
Dr. A. L. Ward at the 76th annual
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
I HELLO, WORLD! Table Decor To Be Feature Ove
S a l A Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Thomas of of Spring Flower Show Club
SC SVCA Highland View announce the birth The invitational competitive sec- Thi
S o c ia l Ati vi s of a daughter, Vickey Susan, on tion of the spring flower show to tionti
Friday, April 14. be held May 27-28 by tha Port St. the
Pr s Club Chu e t Joe Garden Club will feature tables
Personals lubs -- Churche r. and Mrs. Charles H. Davis of for all occasions. There will be meml
this city are the proud parents of a breakfast, luncheon and dinner Mrs.
MYRr'ICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51 son, Jimmy William, born Sunday, tables, tea tables, brides' tables, oc- Dui
April 16. casional tables, coffee tables and J. T.
.. -- (All births occurred at the Port St. mantels on exhibit. dent,
Pat Laney Honored At Students Presented Joe Municipal Hospital.) Mrs. B. W. Eells has charge of serva
sPat Laney Honored At Studentswn Pr eentthe large tables; Mrs. Bert Hall is onstr
Miscellaneous Shower In Spring Recital in charge of mantel arrangements; and
One of thejloveliest parties of the A number of young pianists who Baptist and Mrs. E P Lapeyrouse, coffee repsH.C
year was given Tuesday afternoon are studying under Mrs. Ralph Meetings Monday tables. Anyone interested in ex- St. J
at the home of Mrs. J. L. Sharit. in Swatts. were present Thursday a- The various circles of the Bap- hibiting a table is asked to contact Cook
the form of a miscellaneous shower ternoon of last week in their spring tist WV. M. U. met Monday after- one of the above ladies, to th
honoring Miss Pat Laney, popular recital, which was held at the home noon as follows: Everyone in Port St. Joe and vi- held
bride-elect. Hostesses for the affair i of Mrs. Swatts on Eighth Street. It Circle Two met with Mrs. W. S. cinity is urged to plan on partici- of Fl
were Mrs. J. L. Temple, Mrs. J. T.f was attended by parents and friends Quarles at her home on Long Ave- pating in this show. Th
McNeill, Mrs. Gus Creech, Mrs. J. of the young performers. nue. Mrs. E. C. Cason gave the de- P y f quest
H. Geddie and Mrs. Sharit. The program was as follows: votional from Matt. 13:31-35, her small
The honoree was never more "The Parade" and "The School subject being "Christ Is Counting TO'BE WED sale
lovely in an afternoon dress of red Bell," Beth Garraway; "The Hunm- On Me." She also spoke on "Every Mrs. Minnie H. Jones of Oak auction
tissue failed, with round neck and mring Bird" and "The Whippoor- Baptist a Tither." Following prayer Grove announces the approaching In
draped hip line. She wore a cor- wills," Louise Warner; "Ah Mee, by Mrs. L. J. Keels, the minutes marriage of her daughter, Marie, to Reve
sage of white carnations, a gift of a Chinese number, Betty Ward; were read and the treasurer's re- L. C. Davis. The wedding will be an her a
the hostesses. "Distant Bells," Jimmy Montgom- port received. After a short busi- event of Monday, April 24, Marie's a mi
The tea table was beautifully laid ery; "Chief Wahoo" and "Long, nets session, the meeting was 21st birthday, in Georgia. on st
with a maderia cutwork cloth on Long Ago," Diana McKnight; "The closed with prayer by Mrs. E. B. p a t
which stood silver appointments Galloping Steed," Eda Kilbourn. Greenand the hostess served re- CARD OF THANKS
and green tapers which, with their "A Journey In the Arctic," Fran- freshments to seven members and CARD OF THANKS
soft glow, illuminated the room and ces Lewis; "A Fairy Tale," Judy two visitors, Mrs. E. C. Cason and I wish to express my appreciation Mr
carried out the color scheme of Fensom; "Minuet," Patsy Lewis; Mrs. Keels. The May meeting of to all of those who visited, remem- alach
green and yellow. The entire home "In Fairyland,"' Bobby Ward; med- this circle will be held with Mrs. J. bered with flowers and sent cards iting
was abloom with tasteful arrange- ley, "Beautiful Dreamer," "Mighty D. Lane. during the illness and death of my
ments of yellow daylilies, shasta Lak' a Rose" and "Comin' Through Circle Three met with Mrs. W. J. mother. Especially do I wish to
daisies, snapdragons, Easter lilies the Rye," Anne Costin; "Dance of Daughtry in her home on Fourth thank Rev. L. J. Keels. Pla
and white gladiolus. The guests the Rosebuds," Etta Martin; duet, Street. The meeting was opened Mrs. E. J. Rich. X-Ray
were welcomed by Mrs. McNeill "Salute to the Colors," Etta Mar- with prayer by Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon
and Mrs. Sharit. Tiny cakes topped tin and Virginia Swatts; "In An and the devotionalwas led by Mrs. W.0C.*Pri dgeon ___*_
with yellow and green icing, salted English Tea Garden," Sibbie Brin- E. R. DuBose. Mrs. W. I. Cardin
nuts, and mints were served with son; "Tumbleweed," Ruth Lynn gave a reading on "The Challenge
delicious punch. The hostesses took Ramsey; "The Minute Waltz" (in a of Our Cities." After a short busi-
turns in presiding over the punch minute), Virginia Swatts. ness session the meeting was closed
bowl. At the conclusion of the program, with prayer by Mrs. Cardin. The
The honoree received many lovely drinks and cookies were served to hostess served a delicious salad
gifts from the more than one hun- the young musicians and visitors, plate to the eleven members and
dred friends who called to share This was the first presentation four new members, Mrs. H. T. Ar- A Martin Theatre
this happy occasion with her. of this kind, and a number of the nold, Mrs. G. W. Parrish, Mrs. Ben
I P parents expressed a desire to have Scott and Mrs. Louise Chitty, who *
Azalea Circle Electsmore recitals and to have thenm were welcomed into the circleat THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS S
Azalea Circle Elects in the different homes. this time. The May meeting of this CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE
Officers for Year t r Kc circle will be with Mrs. L. J. Keels. &
The Azalea Circle of the Port St. Wesleyan Service Guild Circle Four met with Mrs. P. B. 00 8 11110
Joe Garden Club met last week in Fairley at her home on Palm Boule- "De d icat e d T o m nI
the sunroom of Hotel St. Joe with Elects Officers for Year yard. The hostess gave the devo- D d c t om
the chairman, Mrs. J. C. Arbogast, The Wesleyan Service Guild of tional, from Matt. 13:1-9, and Mrs.
presiding. Two guests, Mrs. M. C. the Methodist Church met Thurs- Ralph Nance led in prayer. Mrs.
Palmer and Mrs. Tom Byrd were day of last week at. the church with Harry McKnight gave an interest- Today! One Day Only! m
introduced. Mrs. T. A. Huggins and Mrs. G. H. ing talk on "Introducing Jesus To
After routine business, Mrs. Mas- Wimberly acting as co-hostesses My Friends," after which Mrs. Fair-
sey Ward discussed plans for the and Mrs. Loyd Tubb presiding. ley led a discussion on "My Neigh- T .
approaching flower show. The vari- Mrs. A. S. Chason offered open- bor and I." Reports were received .
ious classifications were read by ing prayer and gave an interesting from chairmen and the meeting was
Mrs. Sara Kenney and were dis- talk on the fifth and sixth chapters closed with player by Mrs. W. M. "
cussed by the cirhae. of "Japan BRegin -Again" Chafin. The hostess served sand- ^ '
Officers To aerve for the coming Officers lom ri ,'...ing year were wishes, cookies, nuts and cokes to .' .
year were elected, at this time, as elected at this time, as follows: the six members present. ,1
follows: Mrs. Don Birath, chair- Mrs. A. S. Chason, president; Mrs. Rebecca Circle Five met at the "
man; Mrs. Paul Blount, co-chair- R. F. Maxwell, vice-president; Mrs. home of Mrs. Al Smith with seven "- 7:
man; Mrs. Kenneth Brodnax, sec- Verna Smith, recording secretary members present and one visitor, R... .. ~' -H
retary, and Mrs. Gordon Thomas, and publicity; Mrs. Bennie Burke, Mrs. Oscar Baxley. Topic for the
treasurer. corresponding secretary; Mrs. M. meeting was "Family Altars." Mrs. -- Plus---
The circle at this time voted to P. Tomlinson, treasurer; Mrs. G. F. Don Birath read from Deut. 4:9-10, L
buy one book of interest to gar- Suber, spiritual life; Mrs. L. Tubb, Joshua 24:14-15 and Acts 10:2-5, af- LATEST NEWS EVENTS
deners, which is to be'placed on the missionary education and service ter which all joined in repeating ar
shelves of the Memorial Library. It work; Mrs. Minnie Evans, Chris- The Lord's Prayer. Talks were and "Mite Makes Right"
was also decided to start a fund for tian relations and local church ac- made on "Introducing Jesus To My
the building of a "Garden Center" tivities; Mrs. Gordon Hallmark, Friends" by Mrs. A. V. Bateman, * **
some time in the future. Mrs. M. recreational activities and supply "My Neighbor and I" by Mrs. Al
Ward and Mrs. G. Thomas were ap- work. Smith, and "Epistles" by Mrs. Bi- S A T U R D A Y
pointed as a committee to deter- At the conclusion of the business rath, after which reports were re- DE ATURE I
mine how this fund should be in- session, refreshments of cake and ceived and old and new business DOUBLE FA UE t
vested, coffee were served to Miss Sarah discussed. The meeting was dis- R
At the conclusion of the meeting, Kelly, Mrs. A. S. Chason, Mrs. G. F. missed with prayer by Mrs. James PROGRAM
refreshments were served by the Suber, Mrs. Loyd Tubb, Mrs. M. P. Horton, after which the hostess
hostesses, Mrs. Milton Chafin and Tomlinson, Mrs. Gordon Hallmark, served delectable refreshments. --- FEATURE NO. I --- -
Mrs. Arbogast. Mrs. Eva Lovett, Mrs. John, Beas- I t S
S t ley, Mrs. Doris Whealton, Mrs. Ben- KIWANIANS HEAR TALK wih-
GOING-AWAY PARTY nie Burke, Mrs. Minnie Evans and BY DISTRICT GOVERNOR CI
HONORS PATSY JONES Mrs. Verna Smith.
Miss Patsy Jones was honored noI 1 Arthur Dozier, c lieutenant-gover-
the Methodist League at the home' Pat Laney, Bride-Elect ing Wednesday. His subject was
"Looking At Kiwanis From the m ---FEATURE NO.2-
of Mrs. Minnie Evans. Miss Jones Miss Pat Laney, bride-elect, was Mountaintop."
left Wednesday to make her home honoree at a kitchen shower Friday Present also, from the Marianna -f IA
on the island of Guam for the next night in the home of Mrs. R. H. Brin- club, were Albert Logan, Woody A
year. son on Sixth Street. Co-hostesses Maddox, Dewey Rowe and John ar
A weiner roast and various games were Mrs. R. H. Brinson, Mrs. Bob Granger. The latter gave a talk on P N R u *I-
were enjoyed during the evening, Bedwell and Mrs. Walter Johnson. citrus, in which he traced the SP E D R
and the weiners were served with Spring flowers of sweet peas, lark- growth of the industry in the state, THI
cookies, candy and iced drinks to spur and Easter lilies were used in pointing out that Florida now pro- COLOR BY TECHNICOLOR
Virginia Swatts, Curtis Tubb, Sib- profusion in the living and dining duces twice as much citrus as Cali-
bie Brinson, Cora Sue Smith, Joan rooms where the guests were enter- fornia at one-third the cost, and- Plus
Manasco, Sandra Bracewell, Mary tainted, that the frozen orange concentrate
Geddie, Mickey Thompson, Ralph The many useful gifts were pre- industry has brought a new citrus Chapter 10 of Serial A
Swatts Jr., Jackie Davis, Ted Arn- sented to the honoree by Mrs. John- boom to our state.
old, Gail Bateman and Peggy Scott. son in a most unusual way-on a V V* K gf R o me
The honoree received many nice parasol, denoting a shower. P.-T. A. STUDY GROUP TO MEET
gifts, and all wished her a safe Refreshments of coca-colas and P.-TA.STUDY GROUP TO MEET ,
voyage and that she would like her cookies were served to Mesdames tMrs. B. W. Smith, chairman of and "PERILS OF PEARL
new home. Chauncey Costin, Gus Creech, Paul the study groupof the P-T.A., an- T"
SBlount, Geoge Zeigler J. C. Laney, ounces that B. B. Scisson will 'Uk U A RT T
WOMEN OF PRESBYTERIAN Carles Wall, Leonard Belin, H. T teach the P.-T. A. manual next Fri- I
CHURCH MEET MONDAY Brinson, Henry Geddie, Roy Gas' day, April 28, from 10 a. in. to 2:30 1*** 044 O n ly
The Women of the Presbyterian kin, Elmore Godfreyp.m. in the home of Mrs. Edwin SUNDAY-One Da Only
Church met at the manse Monday Buttram, and Miss Laney. Ramsey. There will be 30 minutes luncheon. All
afternoon with Mrs. S. J. Allen as a r out for a covered dish luncheon. All
hostess, and the president, Mrs. R. RiSN AN IT newly-elected officers and chairmen GENE RICHARD
M. Spillers, presiding. Mrs. T.J. BRNSON-LANEY RITES are especially invited. TIEREY CONTE
Mitchell gave the devotional, tak- ARE SET FOR SUNDAY b p W T ERNY"
ing as her text the tenth chapter of The wedding of Patricia Laney, Attending Legion Auxiliary Meet
Romans. Mrs. 0. E. Miley read whose engagement to James Ran- At the regular meeting of the / 4
"What Prayer Is," by Hallesly, af- dall Brinson has been announced, American Legion Auxiliary, Mrs. i M I L
ter which Mrs. Spillers told an in- will be solemnized Sunday, April Anne G. Hart and Mrs. Madaleine
teresting story entitled "As the 23, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon in E. Whitaker were appointed dele- -- EA
Twig Is Bent," which explained the the assembly room of the educa- gates and Mrs. Nadine Hardy and CHA iHICEFOkD AT 1
birthday objective for 1950. tional wing of the new Methodist Mrs. Eva Lovett as alternates to "' ...-.. .... AT 1
The meeting was closed with Church. Although no invitations the American Legion convention at
prayer by Mrs. Allen, after which have been issued, all friends of the Fort Lauderdale April 20-23. Mrs.. -- Plus to e
a social hour was enjoyed, with the, couple are invited to attend. Hart and Mrs. Whitaker left Wed- "HOUSE of TOMORROW"
hostess serving .tempting refresh- Immediately following the cere- nesday afternoon and on Sunday
ments to Mesdames Miley, Spillers, mony, the young couple will receive Mrs. Whitaker will be installed as and "Dynasty of Wonders" o
Mitchell, Henry ,Campbell and M. the guests in a second floor recep- second district president of the
JI. Elder. tion room of the church. Auxiliary. *p**e *e $ $ $
FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1950
b In Meeting Friday
e Overstreet Home Demonstra-
on Club met last Friday at
community building with ten
bers present. The president,
R. B. Hardy, presided.
ring the business session, Mrs.
Land, county council presi-
discussed plans for the ob-
,nce of National Home Dem-
ation Week, April 29 to May 5,
Mrs. J. R. Guilford and Mrs. A.
ook were named to assist in
ring a window display in Port
Joe marking the event. Mrs.
was also elected as delegate
e state council meeting to be
this summer at the University
e finance committee had re-
ted each member to bring a
gift for auction, and a unique
was held, with Mrs. Land as
the absence of Mrs. Wilma
11, home demonstration agent,
assistant, Mrs. J. A. Glenn, gave
ost interesting demonstration
Visits In Apalach
s. J. B. Traweek was in Ap-
hicola during the week-end vis-
with Mrs. Nick Kelly.
an now to get your free chest
Port St. Joe, Fla.
SUNDAY AT 1:00 P. M.
DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
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IURSDAY and FRIDAY
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TURE STARTS THURSDAY
12:00 NOON. We wish
xtend everyone an op-
portunity to see this
FRDY ARL21 90TH TRPR T.JE GL OUTFORD AG HE
Gladiolus Circle Meets
With Mrs. Lee Graham
The Gladiolus Circle of the Port
St. Joe Garden Club met Thursday
af last week at the home of Mrs.
Lee Graham, with Mrs. Graham and
Mrs. Franklin Jones co-hostesses.
Committees for the spring flower
show were announced and plans
made for meeting flower show ex-
penses. Plans for starting a "Gar-
den Center" were discussed at this
time, and two members were ap-
pointed to select a book to be
placed on the Garden Club shelf in
Mrs. I. C. Nedley reported that
miniature arrangements for the pa-
tients and larger bouquets for the
nurses were presented Easter at
Mrs. E. P. Lapeyrouse presented
an interesting program on daylilies
and distributed helpful literature to
those present. A potted daylily,
door prize for the afternoon, went
to Mrs. Evelyn Holley. An arrange-
ment of spring flowers by Mrs. B.
A. Alexander was voted the best ar-
rangement of the afternoon.
A delightful social hour followed
the program. Present were Mrs. J.
C. Belin, Mrs. G. S. Croxton, Mrs.
Roy Hallman, Mrs. Evelyn Holley,
Mrs. E. P. Lapeyrouse, Mrs. Henry
Maige, Mrs. A. P. Wakefield, Mrs.
T. J. Mitchell, Mrs. G. A. Patton,
Mrs. I. C. Nedley, Mrs L. P. Sutton,
Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Graham.
P.-T. A. Will Elect New
Officers At Next Meeting
The monthly meeting of the Par-
ent-Teacher Association has been
postponed one week and will be
held on Thursday night, April 27,
according to Paul Fensom, presi-
dent of the association.
At this meeting, officers for the
next school year will be selected.
The executive committee will have
a list of proposed officers for the
group to act upon.
Another feature of the program
will be outstanding work and ma-
terials used this "'year '~ve-rious
grades. A faculty committee com-
posed of Mrs. Helen Rollins, Miss
Margaret Smith and Miss Catherine
Nix are in charge of this.
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
Vublifai .16m oaW. N-lcaMmiti.cge MU*h
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
APRIL 27 and 28
Paid Political Advertising
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
Will Be Sincerely
HERE IT IS!! ANOTHER SENSATIONAL VALUE EVENT AT BOYLES!!!
= O .
BANNER DAYS FOR YOU!! HAPPY BUSY DAYS FOR US!
13 for $1
7 yds. $1
CROWDS FLOCK TO BOYLES DOLLAR DAYS!
200 SPARKLING NEW
Sizes 9 to 15, 10 to 20, 14/2 to 241/2
-TOP PERS,- $12 and $15
80 SQUARE PRINT
COTTON FROCKS .$2.00
Sizes for Misses and Women
WISE SHOPPERS KNOW IT PAYS TO SHOP AT
BOYLES DOLLAR DAYS!
INFANTS, WEA R
FINE QUALITY, DOUBLE THICK
Cotton TRAINING PANTS-5 prs.-. 1
HANDMADE, IMPORTED PHILIPPINE -
DIAPER SHIRTS Each__
RUBBER PANTIES 2 for--------$1.00
TOWEL AND BATH CLOTH SETS-2 for $1.00
WE HAVE JUMPING JACK
Dollar Days Feature!
Men's combed cotton
2 for $1
You'll pay 79c each
SHOES FOR INFANTS
Dollar Days Feature!
Men's First Quality
3 pairs $1
S FAST COLOR
4 yds. $1
Boxer Blue Denim
FOR BOYS and GIRLS
Come Early, Stay Late for Boyles Dollar Days!
51 Gauge, 15 Denier NYLONS----$
Fine Cotton HALF SLIPS-----------
Colorful SUN BRAS (Lovable)------
NYLON PANTIES-------- 2 for $3.00
Fine Quality RAYON PANTIES-2 for $1.00
WE'LL HAVE PLENTY OF BARGAINS DOLLAR DAYS!
Fine Gabardine Suits $25.00
SPORT SHIRTS- 2 for $3.00
SHIRTS and SHORTS- 2 for $1.00
SUMMER TROUSERS-_ $5 $6 $7
Boyles Dollar Days Are Bigger and Better Than Ever!
Shoes for the Family
1 Group CASUALS-Pair-_$3.00
Values up to $6.95
Star Brand SANDALS-Pair $2.00
For Girls and Boys. Sizes up to 2. White or Brown
MEN'S STAR BRAND
WORK SHOES-Pair -- $4.00
FREE POLL PARROT COMIC BOOKS FOR CHILDREN!
DOLLAR DAYS SPECIAL
Men's Full Size WHITE
12 for $1.00
Thousands of Blows fpr a
DOLLAR DAYS SPECIAL
Boys' 8 Oz. Sanforized
I E R DUNGAREES
2 Pairs $3
Sizes 4 to 16 ,
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1950
PAGEFOU TH STA, PRT T. OE, ULFCOUTY, LORDA RIDY, ARIL21,195
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, by The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITiH Editor and Publisher
Also 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, 187U.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
ONE YEAR $2.00 SIX MONTHS $1.00
THREE MONTHS $127.15
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages further than amount received, for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
'A GOOD BUY'
Today, and every day, hundreds of shoppers
in Port St. Joe will come home with some pur-
chase, delighted over the fact that they made "a
good buy." It may be a hat from Boyles', a house-
hold appliance from Roche's, a dozen glasses
from the St. Joe Hardware, a tire from the Fire-
stone store, or any one of a limitless number of
things. In each case, the buyer found what he
wanted at a price he considered right.
In this country, with its superb retail organi-
zations, we take that "good buy" for granted. It
is always available. And the reason we have it
is that we live in a free economy in which com-
petition is intense, and the awards go to the mer-
chant who gives us the lowest price, or the best
service, or the most attractive stock of goods, or
the most appealing advertising, or some other
Visitors from abroad, where retailing, like all
other business, is usually wound tight in govern-
mental red tape and obsolete practices, are
amazed when they see American stores. They
can hardly believe that such abundance exists,
and that anyone can buy what he wants without
a ration card. What they are seeing, whether
they realize it or not, is one of the best examples
of free enterprise at work.
Politics may be tricky-but not near as tricky
as the politicians.
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Work To Start On Canal Bridge
With the granting of permission
to dig drainage ditches across land
of the St. Joe Paper Company, the
last obstruction in the way of be-
ginning construction of the bridge
across the canal at White City and
the paving of a section of- State
Road 6 has been removed. Money
for rebuilding this stretch of road
and construction of the lift span
has been available for some time.
Observe Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Horton cele-
brated their 12th wedding anniver-
sary Wednesday evening at their
home on Hunter's Circle when a
number of friends were entertained
Shower Compliments Recent Bride
Miss Emeline Belin and Mrs. Earl
Lupfer were co-hostess4 Saturday
afternoon in the Port Inn parlor at
a miscellaneous shower compli-
menting Mrs. D. B. Lay, a recent
Census Taker Finds Old Negro
During his job of counting noses
here for Uncle Sam, B. W. Eells Jr.,
census enumerator, came across an
aged colored woman living at White
City who had passed the 110-year
mark.- The ancient negress'; Marthf
Woodley, said she was born in 1830
in Gadsden county and was the
slave of one Charles. Gregory. She
is the mother of 17 children, the last
of 9whom was bornin 1885.
Fifth Street To Be Paved To Bay
Work is underway for completion
of paving of Fifth Street from Mon-
ATTITUDE IS INSPIRING
When country folks get together to clean up
their church grounds or to paint or repair their
church building, they are doing something that
fairly sparkles with community spirit and in-
spires confidence in the future.
Such activity reveals the pride that rural peo-
ple take in their church and the fact that they
are eager and willing to work for it. It also re-
veals other significant things. It shows that the
belief and faith in divine guidance and strength
-one of the great foundation stones of this great
country-are as firm and staunch among rural
people today as they were among the first
settlers, who did not delay in building, first, a
place in which they could worship.
The religious heritage of America is nowhere
more seriously 'accepted nor more closely ad-
hered to than it is in rural areas, where people
live more closely to nature-and some who have
tried both city and country say-more closely to
God. In rural areas the people look to the church
and what it stands for-for strength, inspiration,
and fellowship that are so necessary for their
welfare and progress. They go to church and
Sunday school and often hold their meetings
there, and they recognize it as an institution that
is vital to their community.
They have affection for it, and they work to-
gether to make it strong, beautiful and enduring.
The editor of The Star quite often has seen men,
women and children raking, digging and plant-
ing in rural church yards. Or several men may
be working with hammer and saw, repairing or
building steps or fences, or putting on a new
roof to the church, or painting it.
This reliance of rural people in their churches
and the support which they give them are heart-
ening things in this troubled world.
The voters of America are faced with a choice
of individual opportunity or "welfare" security.
Given the whole truth, there is no doubt that
their choice will be the right one. Mantua
The father who challenged his son's indiffer-
ence with the question: "Do you know what
Abraham Lincoln was doing when he was your
age?" got the quick reply: "No, but I. know what
he was doing when he was your age." Moral:
Don't challenge your kids.
ument Avenue to the waterfront. It
is the plan, eventually, to build a
circle at the bay front and possibly
construct a pier.
Bellows To Build
A building permit for construc-
tion of a six-room residence at the
corner of Monument Avenue and
Eighth Street at a cost of $3500 was
issued this week to Robert Bellows.
D. B. Lewis is the contractor.
Burn brush carefully or you may
start a raging woods fire.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE COUNTY JUDGE'S COURT, GULF
COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN PROBATE. .'
In Re: Estate of
MARION F. BROWN,
All creditors of the estate of Marion F.
Brown, deceased, are hereby notified and 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 Wewahitchka,
Florida, within eight (8) calendar months
from the date of the first publication of this
notice. Each claim or demand must bel in
writing and must state the place of resi-
dence and postoffice address of the claimant
and must be sworn to by the claimant, his
agent or his attorney, or it will become void
according to law.
IDA M. BROWN,
Administratrix of the estate of
Marion F. Brown, deceased.
CECIL\G. COSTIN, Jr., 3-3]
Attorney for Administratrix. '4-21
First publication on March 31, 1950.
DID YOU 0
Maybe it's an the Poor-in your debe.
For every pair of worn shoes you can pr
bacin service ~.l11 repay you several dol-
lars in .wear af today's shoe prices.
PFck up hat mooey. 1Ving You#m
Ao.. and It us make thtem IWe new
-at I5t4. o"t.
The Leader Shoe Shop
Our New Location
203 Third Street Phone 363
Show Big Jump
In County Trade
Retail Sales Up 255%o/ In 9
Years, Preliminary Re-
Retail and service establishments
located in Gulf county showed a
substantial expansion in dollar vol-
ume of trade from 1939 to 1948, ac-
cording to preliminary figures from
the 1948 census of business released
yesterday by the bureau of census,
U. S. Department of Commerce.
Retail sales in the county during
1948 aggregated over $3,900,000,
an increase of 255 per cent over the
$1,100,000 in 1939, when the preced-
ing census of business was taken.
The service trades included in the
census recorded receipts totaling
$116,000 in 1948, compared with
$36,000 in 1939.
Employment in the county also
rose over the nine-year period for
the above trades. Establishments in
these trades reported a combined
total of 243 paid employes for the
work week ended nearest Novem-
ber 15, 1948. This compared with a
total of 129 employes reported for
the week of November 15, 1939.
Final figures, superseding this
preliminary data for Gulf county,
will be included in a bulletin for
the state of Florida to be issued in
Are You A Good Citizen?
If you registered to vote, you took
the first step toward being a good
citizen. Complete the job by voting
on May 2.
Taxes are high and the world's
in a mess. Vote in May for the can-
didates you think best.
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Bugs, Spiders, Mosquitoes,
Flies, Moths, Bedbugs
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* 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
TRY OUR .
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The Chieftain De Luxe Four-Door Sedan
This is the most popular model of a most popu-
lar car-the wonderful new 1950 Pontiac. It's
certainly easy to see why-it's a big, beautiful,
The basic virtues of this fine car are yours in
any Pontiac you choose-a Straight Eight or a
Six, a Chieftain or a Streamliner, a Sedan or a
Coupe. Every Pontiac is a thoroughly good car, a
wonderful performer built to deliver years of
Dollar for dollar, you can't beat a Pontiact
Dollar for Dollar you cat beat a
BARRIER & WIMBERLY PONTIAC COMPANY
201 Monument Avenue Phone 94 Port St. Joe, Friwd
MOST POPULAR PONTIAC Of THEM ALL!
The beautiful Chieftain De Luxe Fith loads ofor
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Arm rests and quality floor coverings .
easy-access doors with childproof locksount
e-gngg c glore Super-safe, super,
Luggage space galore in a trunk with county'"
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strong all steel Bodies by Fisher And Aed
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THE STAR, PORT ST.,JOE, GULF -COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1950
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LITTLE INTEREST cent in Calhoun. Dixie county had 39 per cent voting.
(Continued from page 1) an excellent record with 86 per cent For the state as a whole, the fig-
in 24 counties 50 per cent or more of the registered voters going to the I ures reveal only 56 per cent of the
of the registered Democrats failed polls. Pinellas county ran a close 1673,514 registered Democrats, or
to vote in the 1944 Democratic sen- second, with a turnout of 80 per 379,285, cast their ballots for this
atorial race. In 52 counties 40 per cent. important office.
cent or more were equally negli- St. Lucie county had the poorest While the winner in the '44 Dem-
gent. record, with only 36 per cent of the ocratic senatorial primary, Claude
In our neighboring counties 46 registered voters taking the trouble Pepper, received 51.2 per cent of
per cent cast their ballots in Frank- to vote. Washington county was but i the votes actually cast, his total
lin, 52 per cent in Bay and 51 per little better, with a record of only I vote represented oniy 28.9 per cent
of the registered Democrats. the state, registrations for the Dem-
It is no reflection on the wisdom ocratic primary this year have al-
of the choice made in 1944 to state most doubled those of six years
that the 294,22t Democrats who re- ago. This evidence of aroused in-
mained at home and left this small terest in good citizenship is encour-
minority to select the man to be aging to those who earnestly hope
Florida's U. S. senator were un- for a real Democratic primary this
faithful to their duties as good citi- year, with a majority of the regis-
zen. i tered voters picking the winners.
Due to the concerted efforts of
numerous organizations throughout It pays to advertise-try it!
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Come in now for' the best truck deals in our history! Because
Ford Trucks are making bigger sales gains than all other
makes combined, we're in the best trading position we've
been in for years. And we're passing on the benefits to you
. to help us make even greater sales gains in 1950. It's a
fact-we're making the highest trade-in allowances in our
entire history! And you'll save on your job with the cost-
cutting efficiency of a new '50 Ford. With over'175 models
in the Ford Truck line, we've got the right truck for your job.
Prompt delivery on all models. Easy terms. Bonus* Built con-
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get the high-dollar for your old truck, and we'll show you
why Ford is the best deal for you!
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No. 1 in sales gains. Registration figures-first 3 months, 1949, com-
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,.THE--STAR,. PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PR IIM-Y:'I~PR Lit ~M.; *950
DA I TESA, OTS. OGUFCUTY LRDAFIAY PI 2,-5
Game Wardens Attend
Fish and Wildlife School
Wildlife Officer Allen LeGrone
of Port St. Joe has just completed
a 30-day course of instruction at
the game and fresh water fish com-
mission's new training school for
officers at Willisten. Harland Prid-
geon of Wewahitchka, game war-
den in the north part of the county,
is still toting his books to school.
but will soon complete his course.
The school, which last year was
located at Camp Blanding, was
moved to Williston and reopened
March 1. LeGrone said it is sched-
uled to run until opening of the
Wildlife officers selected to at-
tend the school are instructed in
law enforcement, public relations,
courtroom demeanor, and fish and
Warden Legrone was one of 20
honor graduates in his class.
To Sail for Guam
Mrs. Robert G. Jones Jr., and
daughter Patsy left Wednesday to
report at Fort Mason, Calif., from
where they will sail for Guam to
join T-Sgt. Jones. They expect to
reside on the Pacific isle for a year.
Vacationers At Beacon Hill
Mr. and Mrs. 0. L. Upshaw and
Mr. and Mrs. James Chambers of
Birmingham, Ala., were vacationing
at Beacon Hill last week. While
there they visited with Mr. Up-
shaw's sister and husband, Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon.
Students Spend Holidays Here
Tom and Edward Bartee, stu-
dents at Georgia Military College,
Milledgeville, Ga., spent the spring
holidays here with their mother and
family, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Boyer.
Visitors From Wewa
Rev. Billy Daniel and sister, Miss
Eva Daniel, of Wewahitchka, were
visiting friends in St. Joe last Fri-
Visitor From Jacksonville
Mrs. Potter Palmer of Jackson-
ville is the guest this week of, her
sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Week-ender From Sarasota
Dan Harris of Sarasota was the
week-end guest of his sister and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Shaw.
May second is the day. Be sure
to have your say in May.
(Continued from page 1)
carries out an educational program
through newspapers, radio, men's
and women's organizations, rural
groups, schools and other channels
of communication with the public.
It provides services to cancer pa-
tients who are not financially able
to pay for them. It finances a multi-
million dollar cancer research pro-
gram," the chairman explained. "All
of these programs take money. But
they are saving lives. They can
save many more."
'The officials selected in May will
represent you. Help to pick them
by voting on May 2.
voa nsonh. lin Mli ca*ilfto G999 MUDY
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
APRIL 27 and 28
SP I, AL S!!
APRIL 20- 21
TWO LARGE BOXES OF GROCERIES GIVEN AWAY
R EE F R FREE EACH SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT 6:00
SOCLOCK. BE PRESENT!
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Onions 3 lb. 13c
GARDEN PEAS lb. 13c
BLACK EYE PEAS lb. 19c
BANANAS 2 Ilbs.
Lemons doz. 15c
CABBAGE Ib. 4c
FRESH CORN 3 ears 23c
SWEET POTATOES Kiln Dried lb. 7c
We Carry the Largest and Most Varied Stock of Fresh Vegetables and
Fruits In Port St. Joe At Prices That Will Fit Your Pocketbook.
ALL CUTS -
Double Grade 'A' Beef Not Cheap, But Good!
FRESH DRESSED FRESH DRESSED
FRYERS Ib. 55c HENS lb. 45c
PORK CHOPS lb. 45c SHRIMP lb. 49c
There is No Substitute for 4
An Egg USE THE BEST! EG GS Dozen 49c
LARGE CAN GERBER
HUNT'S PEACHES 2 for 49c BABY FOOD 3 cans for 29c
LINDA CORN 2 cans for 25c TOMATOES 2 cans for 23c
RICH'S CURB MARKET
PHONE 306 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FIAAPRIL 21, 1960
.. HONE 306 ;
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
FRIDAY,- API 1 90TESAPR -.JE UFCUTFOIAPG EE
Census Calls for
States That Accurate Figures
Will Be of Considerable
Benefit To County
Byron W. Eells Jr., supervisor in
charge of the 17th decennial cen-
sus in Gulf and Franklin counties,
is calling upon everyone in Gulf
county to co-operate fully in this of-
ficial nose-count, pointing out that
accurate figures will be of benefit
to the county.
He emphasized the importance of
each person residing in the county
being checked, as all government
grants, including aid to education,
old age assistance, soil improve-
ment, land terracing, roads, hos-
pital aid, and many others are
based upon the population of the
The population figures also have
a definite bearing on potential in-
dustry locating in a community, as
well as people wanting to move into
Eells explained that it is neces-
sary that all questions asked by the
census taker be answered, and that
of every fifth person is required a
more detailed and personal ques-
tionnaire. This is being done as a
sample of the population, and will
give a good cross-section; also it is
used in order to save time in the
census taking, as it is more de-
tailed and it is not necessary to
have each person fill out such a
long list of questions.
Supervisor Eells states that while
the census was supposed to have
been completed last Friday in the
urban areas, it has been continued
through this week due to minor dif-
ficulties encountered. The census
in the rural sections of the county
is expected to be completed within
the next few days.
Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Dees of Oak
Grove had as their guests Thursday
of last week Mr. and Mrs. Amos R.
Rhames of Greensboro, N. C., and
Mrs. Quincy Hardy of Overstreet.
Attend Catholic Fair
Mrs. J. B. Harris, Miss Carolyn
Traweek and Miss Mary Harris at-
tended the Catholic fair held in Ap-
alachicola last week-end.
Visitors From Marianna
Mr. and Mrs. Buster Owens of
Marianna were visitors here Sun-
Itpays to advertise--try it!
PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB
IT'S TIME TO .
SPRAY! Camellias, gar-
denias, hollies and ligustrum hedges
should be sprayed this month with
Florida Volck or Emo-Nik for con-
trol of scale, white fly, mealy bug
and red spider. For the latter, add
Black Leaf 40 to the Voick spray.
Emo-nik contains nicotine sulphate,
so no Black Leaf 40 need be added.
For chewing insects and aphis add
isotox or arsenate of lead to the
spray. For die-back and leaf spot,
or other fungus diseases, add Kop-
R-Shot or bordeaux to the spray.
DDT is the best control for
thrips, those tiny yellow-brown
threadlike bugs which suck the
juices from blossoms of sweet peas,
roses, gladiolus, etc. It must be ap-
plied 'while buds are still green and
should be applied every week or
ten days for good results.
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you on to the technician, who will
snap the camera-all of which will
total probably three minutes.
The reports are confidential, no
one but the physicians in charge of
the laboratory work and the film
reading know the result of any
Those whose reports are nega-
tive receive the result at home by
postcard. Those whose films indi-
cate need of further examination
are advised by sealed letter.
Everyone in the county is urged
by President Stone of the Health
association to go to one of these
units during the time they are here.
Dr. Charles Reicherter
RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
HOURS: B TO S PHcINE 560
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
Va llt WliA tieIni Mita *W ge M*flii
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
APRIL 27 and 28
RETURN WILBUR KING
A M E',A and Public
i Utilities Commission
He is working to improve
9 Railroad Service
/~, 0 Telephone Service
s. ic Bus Service
0 Telegraph Service
VT PUT KING BACK
.He has HONESTLY AND EFFI
SCIENTLY regulated these serv-
ices for you.
A Business Man Experienced Efficient
His Aim: Better transportation and communication
service for all Florida.
VOTE FOR WILBUR C. KING, MAY 2
He will appreciate your vote and support.
Paid Politicul Advertisement
'Screaming Eagles' Spends Week-end In Georgia
cMiss Beatrice Griffin spent the
Enact Themselves week-end in Ochlocknee, Ga., with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G.
G.I.'s who made history, 20 of the Griffin.
-heroic defenders of Bastogne dur-
ing the crucial Battle of the Bulge,
enact themselves in "Battleground," Dr. Joseph B. Spear
M-G-M's realistic soldier drama,
which plays April 27 and 28 at the OPTOMETRIST
Port Theater. OPTOMETRIST
The platoon of "Screaming Eagles" Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
formerly of the famed 101st Air-
borne Division and now members Broken Lenses Duplicated
of the 82nd Division at Fort Bragg, Phone 242
N. C., were selected by the division A COLA FLORIDA
commander on their war records. APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA.
In addition to appearing in the
picture, they acted as "basic train-
ing" instructors for the picture's PAID POLITICAL ADV. BY PEPPER i
stars, Van Johnson, John Hodiak,
George Murphy and Ricardo Mont-
alban. I .rm17I^
NORTHWEST COAST W. M.
U. ASSOCIATION TO MEET
The Northwest Coast Association
of the Baptist W. M. U. will hold its
quarterly meeting with the Drum-
mond Park Baptist Church April
27 at 11 a. m. EST.
Those attending are requested to
carry a covered dish, as lunch will
be spread at the church.
Vote your opinion on May 2 ....
Griping afterward is a waste of time.
JO S 0 S 4 $ S SS4 & ;p SS
FOR MEMBER SCHOOL
Having considered, decided and
qualified as a candidate for
member of Gulf County School
Board, District No. 3, subject
to the will of the voters at the
May 2 primary, I have a sincere
desire to serve. I am capable
and fully recognize the respon-
sibility. Your vote will be sin-
T. GRADY MANASCO
Paid Politicil A evrti-inp"
THE ROOMIEST "WAGON" OF ALL
CARRIES 8 PEOPLE COMFORTABLY
Be first to get
your free chest
(Next to LeHardy's Bar)
A Complete Line of Jewelry
Ask about our 'Lay-Away Plan'
A mall deposit will hold any Item.
i FINE WATCH and JEWELRY
FOR SENATOR HDQ.. TALLAHASSEE
Every farmer knows there's a whale of a difference be-
tween promising the farmer things at election time, and
doing things for him after the votes have been counted.
So before you make up your mind about election issues,
it's a good idea to check the record:
Claude Pepper was born on a farm, is thoroughly familiar
with the farmer's problem...
Claude Pepper sponsored and fought for the Rural Tele-
phone Bill and Rural Electrification Program...
Claude Pepper led the fight for Florida's Flood-Control
Claude Pepper has always backed price supports for
citrus, tobacco, peanuts, tung oil, and many others.
(His opponent only last year voted against main-
taining the 90% parity support program in Congress.)
The record tells the story in a nutshell.
When it comes to getting things done for
the farmers of Florida -- Claude Pepper's
actions speak louder than anyone's promises
- and always hate.
NEW AND LOWER PRICES
.-- RIDES LIKE A MILLION
',.i :... *CARRIES A HALF-TON WITH EASE
v: ..- ALAL STEEL PLUS PANELS OF WOOD
ti' Yl' S YOUR PICK OF POWER-V.8 OP "SIX"
M Foro has built more station wagons than any other
manufacturer in the industry.That's one reason why
Ford can give you more "wagon" for your money.
Whether you have a large family to tote around ...
whether you just like the looks and convenience of a
station wagon ... whether you're a butcher or baker
or candle-slick maker and use it for utility, you'll
find that Ford is today's big station wagon buy.
FORD AWARDED FASHION ACADEMY MEDAL
2 YEARS IN A ROWI
'aseS,de-ojI ores ovadaloIie atexra coil.
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
322 Monument Avenue Phone 37
- - - -
FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1950
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Port St. Joe, Floridar
PAG EIH TH STR POTS.JE JLFU1.,_POlAFIAARL2,15
Ervin Changes Mind On
Second Primary Ballot
Attorney General Dick Ervin in
a revised opinion, states that names
of unopposed candidates for party
offices should not be printed on
the second primary ballot. In a pre-
vious opinion, quoted in The Star,
he said the names of unopposed
candidates should be printed on the
second primary ballot.
Dick gave no reason for his re-
If such is the case, should the
three-man railroad commission race
be settled in the May 2 primary, we
can see no need for Gulf county
shelling out for a second primary,
since all those seeking election as
Democratic committee members are
unopposed in this county.
Advertising Signs for
Under an act of the 1949 legisla-
ture, banning outside advertising
signs for alcoholic beverages, State
Beverage Director Lewis Schott has
ordered that all such signs in the
state be taken down.
Schott's 6rder followed a ruling of
the state supreme court upholding
Circuit Judge L. L. Fabinski of Pen-
sacola, that the law is legal. Liquor
interests had attacked it.
The law prohibits any outside
sign advertising the brand name. It
limits neon or electrical signs in
show windows to one.
Spends Week-end With Parents
Cpl. Claude Cowart, who is sta-
tioned at Warner Robins Air Force
Base in Georgia, spent the week-
end here with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. Y. Cowart.
Visit Relatives in Alabama
Mrs. Dan Brooks and children
spent the week-end with relatives
in Dothan and Elba, Ala.
Man alive--stay that way! Get
your free chest X-Ray!
"Take Me Out To the
Ball Game!" #
That's the cry of every doll in
town. What game? The
game between the Kiwanis and Ro-
-taryv Clubs next Wednesdayv Anril
Spend Week-end In Oyster City
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Conter
spent the week-end in Apalachicola
with his mother, Mrs. A. E. Center.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOR SALE-Equity in 3-bedroom
house. Electric water heater and
wired for electric stove. 302 16th
Street. If interested, contact R. D.
Prows, Jr. 4-21*
REXAIR AIR CLEANER
Cleans by washing the air. Scrubs
floors, picks up scrub water; dusts,
humidifies, deodorizes. Drowns dust
and dirt in a churning water bath.
No bags to empty-just pour the
dirt away. Helps all allergy cases
caused by dust. Where to call: Rex-
air (John Ford Jr.) Phone 338 -J,
Port St. Joe, Fla. 5-5*
WHILE YOU WAIT!
35c Each 2 for 50c
Brooks Hardware and
Sporting Goods Co.
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
watch. Square case. $22.50.
NOTE: These are just a few of the real bar-
gains, and they won't last long. Make your
(Next to LeHardy's Bar)
USED OUTBOARD MOTORS
Good, bad, indifferent. AH makes,
models and prices. Brooks Sporting
Goods Store. 1-27tf
FOR RENT-2-bedroom, furnished
house. Permanently or for sum-
mer months. Willie Mae Davis,
phone 281-J. 4-28*
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
WANTED-Reliable hustler to sup-
ply consumers with 200 household
necessities. State age, occupation,
references. Rawleigh's, Dept. FAD-,
101-Y, Memphis, Tenn. 1"
26, at 4:00 p. m. at the new ball LODGE NOTICES
park. Will YOU be there? R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
If you're not, you'll really miss the St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
whang-dangdest baseball tilt of the M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. ATI visit-
season and miss dedication of the ing companions welcome. James M.
Harris, High Priest; H. R. Maige,
,new park. Secretary.
Paid Political Advertising SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, L.-O.
0. F.-Meets first and third Wed-
*0 1 40e aO 0 0 8 nesdays,,7:30 p. m. in Masonic hall.
All members urged to attend; visit-
PORT THEATRE ing brethren invited. W. H. Weeks,
N. G.; Walter White, Secretary.
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, I. 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Masonic
S. meetings 2d and and4th Fr
THURSDAY and FRIDAY ,G6' days each month, 8:00 p. M.
APRIL 27 and 28 Members urged to attend;
APRIL 27 and 28 visiting brothers welcome. W. A.
** -$-gae aseea a Roberts, W.M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
24-HOUR AMBULANCE SERVICE
601 Long Avenue Phone 326 Day or Night
LeHARDY'S BAR ':
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
We recommend fire Insurance because its easy to start a fire
On ew & Used
ESECIALY FU NATURE
THESE AND MANY OTHER ITEMS MUST GO !!!
3 SOFA BEDS- --$ 5.95
1 3 CUSHION SOFA $14.95
1 Duncan Phyfe Sofa 89.50
3 New SOFA BEDS-_$49.50
1 3-pc. Suite, velour 39.95
1 2-Piece SUITE ___$19.95
LOVE SEAT AND CHAIR
2 Living Room Sets $89.95
5 Upholstered Rockers 9.75
3 Upholstered Rockers 5.95
2 4-PIECE BEDROOM SUITES------$79.95
1 VANITY BENCH AND BED ------------$29.50
1 Modern 4-Pc. BEDROOM SUITE, blonde--- $99.75
2 DOUBLE BEDS, Complete -------$19.95
3 DOUBLE WOOD BEDS -------$ 9.95
2 DOUBLE IRON BEDS--------------$ 5.95
1 DOUBLE DECK BED, with springs and mattress $49.95
4 DOUBLE INNERSPRING MATTRESSES $--- 24.95
2 CHIFFROBES, Walnut --------- ------$24.95
2 SINGLE BOX SPRINGS---------------$19.50
7 ASSORTED SPRINGS, each- -- -------$ 6.95
WHITE DINETTE _$14.95
CHROME DINETTE $39.50
Unfinished Dinettes $29.95
ODD CHAIRS, each -$ 1.00
2 TABLE TOP
OIL RANGES ---$39.95
OIL RANGES --- $29.50
ELECTRIC RANGE $59.50
GAS RANGE-- $39.50
Automatic Washer $99.95
Washing Machines $139.50
(2) with 2 Drain Tubs, Rack, Hose
9x12 Linoleum Rugs $6.50
LINOLEUM, per yd. --
40 YARDS 6-FOOT WIDTH
LINOLEUM, per yd. __
3 ICE BOXES -- $ 5.95
2 ICE BOXES --$29.95
4 Ironing Boards -$ 3.75 1 ICE BOX --- $39.50
2 CRIBS and INNERSPRINGS ------------$29.95
1 CRIB and INNERSPRING-------$19.95
4 HIGH CHAIRS, white or maple ----- $ 8.95
3 HIGH CHAIRS, varnished --------$ 4.95
We have many other items that are not listed. Visit
our store and see our complete display.
PHONE AND MAIL
ORDERS GIVEN SPECIAL
--- PHONE 56-----
Port St. Joe, Florida
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~TH-E STAR, PORT ST. JOE, SGVVF V MUNTY, FL fGRIDA~
FRIDAY, AP-RIL 21, 1950