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PORT ST. JOE
Community With a
"Port St.bJoe- The Outlet Part for theAnalachkntn-Chattahoochee Vallev"
Is Devoted To the Con-
tinued Development of
Port St. Joe and Gulf
VOLUME XIII FORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JULY 28 1950 NUMBER 44
Civil Defense Junior League Teams
S r To Battle For Honors T
Organization for -
Up i Highland View, Kenney's Mill, Oak
COUnt Set Up Grove and Towners To Battle h
For Top Honors I F
Will Be Ready To Act To Min- Highland View took top honors n
imize Effects of Action in the Junior Baseball League as a
they shut out the Town team 4 0 a
By Enemy in the last game of the schedule.
Marking the first effects of the
Korean war in Gulf county, city of-
ficials of Port St. Joe and Wewa-
hitchka, together with county offi-
cials, at the request of Colonel R.
G. Howie, director of the state civil
defense system, have set up a civil
defense council made up of 57 men
"Civil defense," wrote Col. Howie,
"is the organization of people to
minimize the effects of enemy ac-
tion against communities, plants
and other installations, to maintain
.or restre those essentials to civil
life, and to preserve the maximum
civilian support of the war effort."
City Clerk B. H. Dickens Jr., has
been named director, with W. R.
Tapper and Clyde Bozeman as dep-
uty directors of operations and J. C.
Belin and Thomas McDaniel as dep-
uty directors 'of administration. An
executive committee to work hand-
in-hand with the director is made
up of George Y. Core, B. E. Parker
and Capt. C. F. Bruner.
Others appointed in the defense
setup include Lee Graham and Mrs.
J. A. Glenn, public relations; Frank
Hannon and J. K. Whitfield, liai-
son; Dan Brooks, H. R. Maige and
Sam Husband, fire protection; H.
Hildreth Dunlap allowed the Town
batters but three bingles, which
gives him five wins and no losses
for the season. Don Parker and
Bob Gibson led the winners' of-
fense with two hits each.
Terry Hinote, stylish left-hander,
turned in a well-pitched game fqr
the Towners, but his mates couldn't
generate sufficient power at the
plate to make it a contest.
All the Junior League teams en-
tered into a playoff this week with
Highland View. the top team, play-
ing Kenney's Mill, the cellar team;
the Town team, which copped sec-
ond place, will meet the Oak Grove
third place team. The winners of
these two games will the meet in
a best-two-out-of-three series for the
Leading Batters In Junior League
Bob Gibson, Highland View-_
Don Parker, Highland View_
Bennie Roberts, Town ---
Freddie McCall, Town ----
Robert Walters, Oak Grove
Hildreth Dunlap, High. View-
Lamar Freeman, Town -.-
Billy Gaillard, Town -.--.
Ronnie Young, Oak Grove--
Joe Britt, Town
W. Griffin, Marvin Freeman and
Sam Husband, police protection. Hearing On 'Doodlebug'
Howard McKinnon, Mrs. James Comes Up Next Week
T. McNeill Jr., Clarence Whitfield,
Mrs. Alton Hardy, Mrs. C. L. Cos- All citizens interested in keeping
tin and R. D. Lister, communica- the mail, express and passenger
tions; W. D. Dare, Jack Connell service provided through the Ap-
and Frank Chandler, utilities and alachicola Northern Railroad' Comn-
public works; M. P. Tomlinson; E. pany are reminded that the hearing
F. Gunn, Floyd Hunt, George Gas- for discontinuance of the "Doodle-
kin Jr., and Mrs. J. A. Whitfield, bug" will be held before the state
housing. railroad commission in the court
Tom Coldewey, John S. Cramer, house at Apalachicola next week.
Edd C. Pridgeon Jr., Floyd G. Rob- The railroad will present its pe-
erts and Rudy Gaskin, industrial tition Wednesday of next week, and
relations .and plant protection; Joe- the opposition will be heard Thurs-
,Dowd, Anna Smith, Louise Thomp- day morning.
son and Emmie Bateman, civilian Those intending to attend the
relief; S. R. Stone, Cecil G. Costin hearing next Thursday are asked to
Jr., and F. M. Campbell, legal. meet at the city hall at 8 a. m.
A. L. Ward, Mrs. Mary Babb, D.
H. Anderson and Mrs. Ruby Gilbert, Family of Capt. Arthur D.
medical; Vic Anderson, C. A. Mc- Core Arrives From Korea
Gowin ard J. H. Pridgeon, transpor- ____
station; P. J. Lovett and Buddie Mrs. A. D. Core, wife of Captain
Brown, wardens; Ralph Rich, S. B. Arthur D. Core, and small daughter
Shuford and Mrs. Joe Land, ground arrived in Apalachicola this week
observer corps, from Korea where Captain Core is
Attached to the Korean Military
Auxiliary Buys Needed Advisory Group (KMAG) with the
,Articles For Hospital American forces. He is the son of
Mrs. A. A. Core of Apalachicola
Recent purchases made for the and a brother of George Y. Core,
municipal hospital by the Hospital clerk of the circuit court, Wewa-
Auxiliary are sheets, aluminum wa- hitchka, and John Core of this city.
ter sets, plastic pitchers, aluminum Capt. and Mrs. Core were living
trays and bed lights. Total amount id Seoul at the time the North Ko-
spent for these articles was $192, rean Reds invaded South Korea,
and in addition, three awnings have and Mrs. Core and her 10-months-
been ordered at a cost of $120. old daughter left for the States the
The rummage sale which is held day after the invasion started. She
,each Saturday from 3 to 6 by the had been with her husband about
auxiliary in the Young building, is four months.
-badly in need of clothes and house-
hold articles. Return Home After Visit Here
Merchants who have generously Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller left
given merchandise for this sale are Wednesday to return to their home
,Costin's, McCoys', Mouchette's, the in Waver.y, Fla., after a visit of
Gulf Hardware ani Schneider's. several days here with Mr. and
----- Mrs. W. J. Daughtry.
Vacationing In Texas -- --
Mrs. L. J. Trexler and daughter Visiting In Malone
Joan, and Miss Marilyn Rowan left Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Herring left
last Friday for a ten-day- vacation yesterday to spend the week-end in
in Austin, Texas. Malone with relatives and friends.
I .* .e .- .:- 4 + :o .:o 4- 41. 4.:
Annual Pet Show Is
To Be Held Monday
The annual pet show will be
eld Monday, July 31, in the City
'ark at 5:00 p. m. This event is
Ways the highlight of the sum-
mer recreational program, and
II children are invited to come
nd bring their pets.
Any domesticated animal or
owl is eligible for entry. Numer-
us classes will be judged and
appropriate prizes awarded the
Seating arrangements will be
made, and parents are invited- to
attend this affair.
I e.: 1- .. 4. 4. A A
Ball Fans Will See Five
Games Here Next Week
Postponed, Protested and Rained-
Out Contests Will Be
Port St. Joe baseball fans will .be
able to see a game almost every
day during the coming week at the
local park as rained-out, protested
and games postponed due to the
tournament held last week in Pan-
ama City are made up.
Tomorrow night the Tallahassee
Capitals come here to make up a
game that was rained out May 3,
and will play here again Sunday af-
ternoon to make up another game
postponed due 'to rain on June 7.
Monday night will find the Ap-
alachicola Oystermen meeting the
Saints here under the lights, and
on Tuesday night .St. Joe will trek
to Blountstown to replay the July
5 protested game, the protest by
St. Joe having been upheld by the
Gulf Coast League officials.
Wednesday night St. Joe will
play at Panama City and the Sea-
hawks will play a return tilt here
next Thursday night.
Next Friday .night the Wewahit-
chka 'Gators play here with the
Saints playing the return game at
Wewahitchka Sunday afternoon.
Final game of the schedule for
the Saints will be Wednesday, Au-
gust 9, at Blountstown.
Senator Shivers Favors 2%
Across-the-Board Sales Tax
In speaking before the dnniiali
meeting of the Holmes County Farm
Bureau last week, State Senator
Olin G. Shivers of Chipley came
out in favor of a 2% general sales
tax. He also predicted the 1951 sen-
ate will overwhelmingly pass -the
2% general sales levy to replace
the present 3% limited sales tax.
Shivers, who said he wouldn't try
to predict how a general sales tax
measure would fare in the house of
representatives, estimated the 2%
levy would yield two and a half
times the revenue derived from the
present 3% limited tax.
State Attorney Investigating
Fire Death of W. E. Brockett
The office of State Attorney Mer-
cer Spear in Panama City has an-
nounced that an investigation will
be made into the recent death of
W. E. "Bud" Brockett who died in
a fire which destroyed his resi-
dence at his fish camp on the Dead
Lakes seven miles north of Wewa-
Spear indicated that several per-
sons have been questioned in the
matter, and that findings will be
presented to the Gulf county grand
jury, which will be impaneled when
circuit court convenes August 10
Return From South Florida Trip
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Swatts and
family returned Sunday from a sev-
eral days' trip to Miami and other
South Florida points of interest.
They stopped off in Naples for an
overnight visit with Mrs. Edith
Stone, who is spending the summer
there with her sister.
Service Officer To Be Here
Preston Nicholas, assistant state I
service officer, will be in Port St.
Joe next Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.
in. at the city hall to assist veter-
ans or their dependents with any
claims for benefits or any other
Budget for Year
Set At $171,685
Tax Roll Submitted By Tax
Assessor Accepted After
No Complaints Filed
A proposed budget for operation
of Gulf county during the year be-
ginning October 1, 1950, and ending
September 30, 1951, was presented
Monday to the board of county
commissioners by Clerk George Y.
Core and after examination of the
budget and considerable discussion,
Chairman B. E. Kenney Jr., in-
structed the clerk to make several
additions and have the figures pub-
lished. The budget for the ensuing
year comes to $171,685, as against
a total last year of $183,535.
The budget, as set up, follows:
General Revenue Fund
salary and mileage -- --$ 5,000.00
Clerk circuit court ...--... 3,300.00
Tax assessor commissions 3,400.00
Tax collector commissions 3,400.00
Sheriff's cost ------- 800.00
Attorney's salary ------- 600.00
Janitor's salary --- -- 1,500.00
agent's salary. ------ 1,800.00
Home dem. clerk ----- 900.00
J. R. Hunter pension ----- 600.00
Lights, water, fuel, etc. 2,000.00
Supervisor of registration
Administrative supplies-- 3,500.00
Legal advertising --- 600.00
Furniture and fixtures.--- 2,000.00
Inquests ----- ---- 0Q.100
'Insanity cases .......---..- 100.00
County indigent and TB
Election expense --------1,500.00
Officers bonds ------ 152.00
City of Port St. Joe ....--- 3,000.00
City of Wewahitchka ..-- 3,000.00
Petty cash 200.00
Insurance premiums ..--- 21900
General court cost----........... 500.00
Repairs and maintenance,
court house and jail ....-- 750.00
Legal services .---- 200.00
4-H Club girls short
Reserve for contingencies 2,544.00
Fine and Forfeiture Fund
Sheriff's cost ------- $ 8,000.00
County judge's cost ---- 2,700.00
Feeding prisoners ---- 2,300.00
Circuit court cost ----- 400.00
Attorney's salary.---- 600.00
Attorney's fees for convic-
Jurors in circuit court ... 200.00
Witnesses circuit court.- 300.00
Court reporter-Insolvent 0
cases --- _--- ..-..---. 100.00
Servant around jail ---. 1,095.00
Guard around jail ----.. 1,800.00
Care of convicts .. 700.00
Game and fresh water fish
commission .- -- 350.00
Reserve for contingencies 1,000.00
Total .-...--- ------ $21,045.00
(Continued on page 9)
Three From St. Joe
Get Called In Draft
B. W. Eells, Gulf county mem-
ber of the Gulf-Franklin selective
service board, states that of the
five men assigned the district as its
quota in the first draft call, three
are from Port St. Joe, being Ralph
Plair, James Nixon and Fred Har-
ris. The other two are Tyress Crum
and Fred Millner of East Point.
The five draftees will report to
the U. S. army recruiting station in
Panama City next Monday for their
According to Col. J. P. Hickey,
chairman of the two-county selec-
tive service board, the supply of 25-
year-olds on the list is exhausted,
and about half a dozen in the 24-
year-old group were screened to get
the quota of five.
Last Rites Are Held
For County Pioneer
Funeral services for Grover C.
McDaniel, 63, life-long resident 'of
Gulf county who died at his home
in Wewahitchka last Friday, were
held in Jehu cemetery Sunday af-
ternoon with Rev. S. F. Lowery,
pastor of the Wewahitchka Metho-
dist Church officiating and the Coinm-
forter Funeral Home of this city in
charge of arrangements.
Mr. McDaniel is survived by his
wife, of Wewahitchka; five sisters,
Mrs. Lula Beard and Mrs. Lilla
Lindsay of this city, Mrs. Grace
Teat of Blountstown, Mrs. Lorena
Stevens of Plant City, and Mrs.
Eula Strange of Highland View; a
daughter, Mrs. Lucille Thompson
of Chipley, and a son, Grady Mc-
Daniel of Sneads.
LAST RITES HELD MONDAY
FOR WEWAHITCHKA WOMAN
Funeral services were held Mon-
day afternoon at 3 o'clock in We-
wahitchka for Mrs. Mattie Lou Tip-
ton, 74, who passed away at her
home in the county seat city Sat-
Rev. W. B. Holland of the Ken-
ney Mill Baptist Church officiated
at the last rites, and interment was
in Jehu cemetery.
Home From Business Trip
Cecil Costin Jr., returned home
Tuesday from a business trip to St.
Petersburg. He was accompanied to
Brooksville by Bert Cox, who vis-
ited with his mother.
Visitors From Macon
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Hutto of Ma-
con, Ga., were visitors here this
NEW DISTRICT MANAGER
R. R. Brown, former manager of
the Florida Power Corporation at
Avon Park, has been named as
manager of the Apalachicola di-
vision of the utility, ;succeeding
A. V. "Swede" Benson, who has
been promoted to manager of the
Lake Wales division of the utility.
PAE WOTH SAR PRTST JEGUFCONT, LOID FIDY, JLY28 15
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
MRS. MAGIDSON HOSTESS TO REBEKAHS TO GATHER FOR
BUSINESS WOMEN'S CIRCLE OLD-FASHIONED PICNIC
The Baptist Business Woman's Mrs. Elwyn Blount, noble grand
Circle met last week with Mrs. Mel of Melody Rebekah Lodge No. 22,
Magidson at her home on Third announces that members of Re-
Street. The program topic was bekah lodges and their families of
"What of Our First One Hundred
Years In Africa," which was de-
veloped by Mrs. Gerald Camp, Mrs.
Ralph Jackson and Miss Alma Bag-
gett. Mrs. Lillian McNair presided
over the business session.
During the social hour a junior
sterling silver set in her selected
pattern was presented to Mrs. J.
W. Hendrix, after which the hos-
tess served frosted punch, sand-
wiches and cookies to Mrs. A. L.
Stephens, Mrs. Gerald Camp, Mrs.
Ralph Jackson, Mrs. Lillian Mc-
Nair, Miss Alma Baggett and one
Panama City, Lynn Haven and Port
St. Joe will gather for an old-fash-
ioned picnic at Wayside Park, Mex-
ico Beach, on August 3. Swimming
and games will begin at 5 p. m. and
dinner will be served at 8 p. m.
Cold drinks will be sold.
Mrs. Blount urges all members
of the lodge to come out for an eve-
ning of fun and entertainment, and
to bring well-filled lunch baskets.
EMPLOYES AT PICNIC
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Costin and
visitor, Miss Erline McClellan. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon were
St t hosts Tuesday night to employes
J. A. M. CLUB TO MEET and their families of the St. Joe
Mrs. Verna Smith will be hostess Hardware Company, Costin's De-
to members of the J. A. M. Club apartment Store and the Quality
next Monday evening at her home Grocery .at a picnic held at Mexico
on Monument Avenue. Beach. The menu consisted of a
S fried chicken dinner, home-made I
Visitors From Virginia cake and iced tea.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Adams and All voted a most enjoyable eve-
children of Hampton, Va., are visit- ,ning.
ing here with Mr. Adams' father o
and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Zack Adams, House Guests
and Mrs. Adams' uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Nichols have
Mr. and Mrs. Clint Thursby. as their house guests the former's
St t sister, Mrs. E. Kreler Jr., and two
I ly/ds Leave After Visit d h... n -.. m. n. -1. i
AND SUNDAY SERVICES
-.."..' > . .. ..... ..
Rev. S. J. Allen, Pastor
10:15 a. im.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service. Sub-
ject: "Repentance." One of the
main teachings of Jesus Christ, the
Apostles and Old Testament proph-
ets, it is in our day a very uncom-
mon subject: "There is need of
true repentance; There is power in
6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening service. Sub-
ject: "More About Unclean Spirits
and the Power of Christ to Cast
At the prayer meeting Wednes-
day evening there will be plenty of
singing, a 15-minute study of doc-
trine (for the next few weeks the
subject will be "Baptism") and a
time of prayer.
Everyone invited to all services.
ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
Van B. Davis in charge
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
9:30 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer .and
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fr. Alban O'Hara. Priest
Mass the first Sunday of each
nonth at 8 a. in. Other Sunday at
10:15 a. m.
ST BAPTIST CHURCH
ev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
--... .-... ....... ..- uCaulrs, iamelai tanu ayla, of 9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
Mr. and Mrs. Murry Lloyd and Lakeland. 11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
daughter Diane left yesterday for P S 6:45 p. m.-B. T. U.
their home in Opp, Ala., after a five- The Seabees of World War II got 8:00 p. m.--Evening worship.
day visit here with Mr. and Mrs. their name from initials of their of- Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.-Prayer
George Cooper. ficial name, Construction Battalion. service.
What a step er!
V-8 or "Six" she steps out like no
other low-priced car. Yet you can ;
own aSV-8 for hundreds less than
most "Sixes"-a Ford "Six" for
What a stopper! ?'P
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:00 p. m.-Youth group meetings.
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship.
The Upper Room hour, Wednes-
day evening, 7.30.
Choir rehearsal Wednesday eve-
KENNEY MILL BAPTIST
Rev. W. B. Holland, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. mi.-Morning service.
6:30 p. m.-B. T. U.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Tuesday, 7:30 p. m.-Prayer ser-
vice. Everyone invited to attend.
BAYVIEW METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
Sunday services wll be as follows:
10:00 a. m.-Worship service.
Sunday school following worship
Mr. and Mrs. Lanell "Hoot" Ro-
wan, who have been living in Texas
for some time, are visiting here
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.
M. Rowan and Mr. and Mrs. Wat-
Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Gardner of"
this city announce the birth of a-
daughter, Dianne Olivia, on Wed-
nesday, July 19.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stripling of
this city announce the arrival of a.
daughter, Janice Charlene, on Fri-
day, July 21.
Dr. and Mrs. John W. Hendrix
are the proud parents of a daugh-
ter, Born Saturday, July 22. The
young lady has been named Re-
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Chambers of
this city announce the birth of a
son, Richard Anthony, on Sunday,
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital.)
AI Schneider and Fiance Visit
Al Schneider and his fiance, Miss
Betty Feigenbaum, both of Jack-
sonville, were week-end guests of
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Solomon. The
Solomons entertained their guests
Saturday evening at a small party.
It pays to advertise-try it!
A Martin Theatre
Port St. Joe, Fla.
"DEDICATED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE"
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
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'Wild Bill Hickock'
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THURSDAY and FRIDAY
--- Plus ---
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and "Village Barn Dance"
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY,' JULY 28, 1950
FRIDAY, JULY 28 1950 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE THREE
S The Bucs managed to get two
UCS Drop Sunday men on 'base in the eighth and
I ninth innings,b but both times their
Tilt To Saints 3-2 rallies were nipped in the bud.
Two Local Youths Begin
Course At Texas Air Base
MR ... % In other Sunday games around Pvt. Charles C. Wilson, 19, son of
the loop Wewahitchka lost a heart- C. C. Wilson, and Pvt. Perry J. Dan-
Tommy Mitchell and Houser breaking 1-0 tilt to the Tallahassee nelly, 19, son of; V. E. Dannelly,
Get Bingles To Put Locals Capitals, while the Apalachicola both of Port St. Joe, have begun a
On Top of the Heap Oystermen downed the Panama 13-week course of indoctrination
City Seahawks 5-3. training at Lackland Air Force
SBase, "The Gateway to the Air
The St. Joe Saints moved back Gulf County Ranks Sixth Force," San Antonio, Texas.
into first place in the Gulf Coast
League Sunday by defeating the In State In Cancer Drive In the basic training at Lackland
Blountstown Buccaneer3-2 at the they will receive a well rounded
local bl oark in a seesaw game Gulf county, with a quota of $20 military preparatory schooling for
local bal park in a seesaw game for the fund-raising campaign for progress in a specialized air force
that saw the Saints shove over thethe drive against cancer, has con- arer. During this initial course
winning run in the sixth frame. tribute $519.55 to this wothy they will be given complete voca-
Howie Calhoun started on the w they wll be given completee voca
h for St. Joe and was relieved cause to take sixth place among tional and aptitude testing along
the sith byt. Jimoe and was relieved in Florida's 67 counties with a per- personal guidance counseling to de-
the sixth by Jim Schantel. The visi- centage of 185.3. termine their entrance into a suit-
tors got f nicked "Long John" Among adjoining counties, Cal- able technical training assignment
the Saints nicked LongJohn" houn ranks ninth with a percentage on leaving the Gateway Base.
Whiddon for seven, two of them at of 143.2, having exceeded its quota Dannelly writes: "I am enjoying
crucial moments. of $245 by $95.95; Franklin county it here. We have a nice bunch of
The Bucs made the first score in is in fifteenth place with 122.7, hav- guys and a swell bunch of WOOFS
the first inning on a Texas leaguer, ing turned in $386.77 against her at the service club. There's plenty
a stolen base, a walk and a single. quota of $315, and Bay county is in to eat, swimming, tennis, boxing,
The score was immediately evened twenty-seventh place with 82.7 per track and wrestling. We have quite
by St. Joe when Price singled, went1cent having raised $2,300 of her a number of hobby shops on the
to second, and came home on a $2,782.50 quota. a numbto of hobby shops on the
aliner by Belin to left field. ase to occupy our spare time.
Blountstown made it 2-1 in the BONES OF MASTODON ARE Besides constituting the only a
third with another Texas leaguer, FOUND IN WAKULLA RIVER f torce station f or indoctrination
and two wild throws by Calhoun to News of the war got pushed aside training of all new airman, Lack-
first and second which advanced briefly in Tallahassee last week as land is a reassignment and training
the runners; the score came in af- Wendell Barnes of Lake City,- stu- center for re-enlistees, home of
ter a long fly was caught in center dent at F. S. U., turned up an 18,-1 USAF officer candidate school and
field. 000-year-old mastadon jawbone. He the human resources research cen-
Tommy Mitchell, going in as a was cleaning out parts of the Wa- ter.
pinch hitter in Calhoun's place in kulla River, flowing from Wakulla
the fifth, doubled to make it even- 'Springs, when he uncovered a three- Spend Week-end In Marianna
stephen after Gresham singled and foot jawbone, dug deeper and dis- Mr. and Mrs. Clint Thursby spent
was sacrificed to second by Weis- covered another and part of the the week-end in Marianna with
enbach. teeth, their son and family, Mr. and Mrs.
The winning score came in the! Mastadons were common in this W. E. Thursby. They were ac-
sixth when Lambert singled, was area 18,000 years ago, according to companies home by Mr. Thursby's
sacrificed to second by Price and the state geological survey, but van- niece, Miss Jennifer Whitaker of
came home on Houser's sizzling ished because of enemies, swamps Blountstown, who will visit here
drive between the pitcher's legs. or change in climate, for a week.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JULY 28 1950
PAG FOU THE-- STR POTS.JE UFC3NY LRD IDA UY2,15
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, By The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Floor Man,-Columnist,
Reporter, l'roof Reader and Bookkeeper*
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffiee. I'ort St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
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tisements., the pubishers do not hold themselves liable for
damages furtherthaii amount received, for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully w;jighed. The -spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken w9ord
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country ',Right or Wrong
RIVERS, HARBORS AND 'PORK'
The editor. of Tihe Star daily receives copy
of the Congessionial Record, but seldom diri'e
have an opportunity to look it over and they pile
up and pile up, until we finally decide to toss
them into the wastebasket. However, we gen-
erally glance through a few of them picked at
random, because they can at times be quite in-
teresting. We did that the other day and ran right
smack dab into something of real interest. It was
a portion of the debate in congress on the rivers
and harbors bill.
It seems that Senator Douglas of Illinois was
quite upset over the size of the total appropria-
tion provided for in the measure and was en-
deavoring to knock out some of the items for a
total of about $840,000,000-a nice piece of cash,
we say, and something we'd like to have jingling
around in our pocket.
in the face under your friend (he ain't ours) Tru-
man's happy-go-lucky,; spend-every-dollar New
Deal, we think the senate's action was-to greatly
understate the case-irresponsible.
The thing that has fdr a'lit -time kept the:
electorate behind the planned'' and the speech-i
makers has been the promise of gain without!
work-of something for nothing. It is. nothing
more than just a promise: Westerners are told
that they will have new power plants, new irri-1
gation systems and so on, all free at government
expense. Farmers are given heavy subsidies, all
free at government expense. New and beautiful
highways, airports, harbors, and so on, become
realities, all free at government expense. The un-
employed are given relief and the aged are sup-
ported. Veterans receive huge benefits, all free
at government expense. It's wonderful. But not
one penny of it is free.-Everett, Pa., Republican.
Trade with your home-town merchants.
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Heads Business Men's Association
At a special meeting of the Port
St. Joe Business Men's Association
Tuesday night, Robert Bellows was
elected as president of the body to
succeed Joe Hauser, resigned. B. B.
Conklin was named as secretary.
Duties of t h e association, which
had become rather inactive the
past few months, will be to work
on matters pertaining to the busi-
mess and civic activities of the city
as they affect trade.
Takes Over Service Station
Vic Anderson, who has been con-
nected with the St. Joe Motor Co.
since its opening, has taken over'
the service station of the company
on lease and invites all his friends
to come in and buy that good Gulf
Exporters Down Apalachicola
The Kenney Exporters defeated
Apalachicola 6-1 last Sunday. This
puts the Exporters in first place.
Lefty Thomas pitched a masterful
game for the locals, and Cottiei
Hendels pitched well for the Oys- Return To Wabasso After Visit
termen.but was nicked for 11 hits. Mr. and Mrs.. Thomas Chatham
St. Joe lost to Carrabelle 4 to 3. returned Sunday to"their home' in
Home Struck By Lightning Wabasso, Fla., after a: few days'
The home of Wilbur Wells on 8th visit here with the former's, par-
'Street was struck by lightning Mon- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Chatham
day afternoon during a storm. No of Kenney's Mill.
one was injured, but the kitchen
was badly damaged and almost all Cottonseed Hulls
dishes in the house were broken. Cottonseed meal and hulls are
Woman's Club E t used as feed for dairy cattle, be-
Woman's Club Elects Officers ing rich in the elements needed for
Due to the fact that a number of growth and milk production.
officers of the Port St. Joe Wom-
an's Club had resigned, a called
meeting was held at the Port Inn
Thursday to discuss the advisabil- .
ity of continuing the club, and if / l.
so, to elect new -officers. It was de-
cided to continue the club, and the "~ -... '
following officers were elected for ....
tha ensuing year: Mrs. R. W. Smith,
president; Mrs. R. R. Minus, vice- X'
president; Mrs. Basil E. Kenney,
treasurer; Mrs. W. L. Bragg, re-
cording secretary; Mrs. F. A. Le-
Hardy, corresponding secretary. A re a t tR
Off On Vacation Trip
R. Glenn Boyles and family left
Sunday for a two weeks' vacation
trip to Washington, D. C., Lynch-
burg, Va., and Mount Airy, N. C.
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Port St. Joe, Florida
When Douglas proposed to eliminate a small
$76,000 project in Maryland, Senator Tydings of Star Classified Ads Bring Quick Results
that state reared up on his hind legs and uttered
howls of anguish. When Douglas tried to elimi-
nate a $14,000 project in Alabama, Senator Hill
protested indignantly. When Douglas tried to
eliminate a $918,000 project on the Georgia-
Florida border, Senator George of Georgia and
Senator Spessard Holland of our own fair state
popped up like jack-in-the-boxes to protest. And
so it went, for several pages, the senate blithely /
rejecting all of Senator Douglas' proposals, and
coming to the end of this particular chapter we
found that the senate approved the full "pork
barrel" bill by a vote of 53 to 19.
Matters like this wouldn't be so bad if the
-government was in the black, but with a six bil-
lion dollar deficit for the fiscal year staring us
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
F RDAY,' J U LY 28, 1950
I I~kY. ULY-26 i HLSTRPOT T.JO....F1O
StateIs Becomn gm- court GivesR uling methotoreti attheasf Star Classified Ads Bring Quick Results
On Tax Reduction the following year, during which
YearRo n Mecca taxes will be collected for a full
roed rI tUat Care Ley year instead of part of a year, is to .
SV ,roceeds From state Cigaret Levy take the partial year and use it as
Si IWill Cut One To Two Mills Off the basis for estimating the con-
St. Joe's City Tax Rate templated full year of taxes."
Suit was brought against the
Tourists Clutter Up-Places of The state's cigaret tax law has comptroller by the city of Coral
Interest In Summer AS been interpreted by the state su- Gables in order to get a judicial in-
Well As Winter preme court as meaning that cities terpretataion of the law.
may reduce this year's property tax
By RUSSELL KAY only by half of the income received Care of Calves
You know, this state is getting so from cigaret taxes from January 1 Calves need plenty of fresh water
.cluttered up with summer tourists through June 30 of this year. and salt, just as older animals do,
that it is getting so a fellow has to According to City Tax Assessor and these essentials should be kept
stop and scratch his head trying to Ben Dickens Jr., this would mean a within easy reach of the young-
figure out what season of the yearcut of about $9000, or 2 mills, if the sters at all times. Calves watered
only once a day may drink more....
it is. income from the tax is taken for a only one goo day may drink more
In the good old days we had just 12-month period, but about $4500, i g
one season-the tourist season dur- or 1 mill, if taken on a six-month
ing the winter. It didn't last too basis.
long-we could cater to the Yan- The court said cities which had
kees a few months and make suf- no local cigaret taxes before the
ficient to enjoy ourselves for the 1949 five-cents-a-pack law went into .
rest of the year. We had .all sum- effect are not required to base :.
mer-and most of the spring and fall their tax reduction on what they
to go fishing. ,We never had to would have collected it the levy
worry about .:a place to .park our had been in force for 12 months
car. (the city of Port St. Joe had been
If we wanted to rent a beach cot- collecting a cent a pack on coffin t *A CES .
tage or- spend a few weeks at a nails for several years). DO%-m lam t O-M- m .mo mof ad -rvim ".
swanky hotel we could get the Under the law, all such taxes had L O0LISi4g6 .. i tr* *4_.4du.t w a i it.ei Uot inO fA
finest accommodations at rock bot- to be abolished as a condition of freco i g
tom prices. I remember when we the cities receiving a share of the at" RESSINGS We have the and co cti et.the at
could get a gorgeous room on the increased state-wide tax. In addi- natiomal-engineered rpl acnpt parts to restore like-
.waterfront at Miami Beach for a tion it was required that part of pedfiance.Ourskilled mechanicsknowyour truck bestl
dollar a day in summer. All the the tax income must be used to re- t talk it over-soon!
stores sold merchandise at bargain dce property taxes. --
prices from May to December. No- %The state comptroller had main- pi M LEW IS SONS GARAGE
expect the other guy to. This was MW
known as the "dull season" and MONUMENT AVENUE PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
Floridca natives thoroughly enjoyedT e
it. g g The Leader Shoe Shop
Now all that has changed. Thanks Our New Location
to the publicity and advertising de- alaa 203 Third Street Phone 363
veloped by the state advertising
.commission, the numerous attrac-
tions, the airlines, railroads and
chambers of commerce, we are
messed up with tourists all the
Uncle Joshua and Aunt Minnie
never would have thought of a trip
to Florida in the summer time a
few years ago, but now they are D.
just as apt to bounce in on you bag
and baggage in July as they are in
January. Tourist courts, hotels, mo-
tels and trailer camps stay full the:
year through. It is almost as hard
to find a place to park in June as a-c. .. .._
it is in February. ,
If you happen to have a favorite '
f1ihi capandtto Step into a POWERC CChevrolet
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Lmere ana glletC UUboa, yul nV e to
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of luck if you can't walk on the
The big resort hotels that used
to close for the summer now stay
open all year. The beaches are so
crowded with people that even the
fiddler crabs are moving out. It is
no fun passing a car on the road
anymore because it doesn't get you
anywhere-there's always another
car in front of you anyhow.
People used to have the idea that
only a millionaire could afford a
Florida vacation, but now sales
girls, mechanics, farmers, clerks
and just about anybody can enjoy
a Florida vacation, a real deluxe
vacation at that, on the most mod-
Advertising is no longer slanted
to the wealthy-everybody is ap-
pealed to through the newspapers,
magazines and by direct mail. In-
dustrial concerns find that groups
of their employes will get together
and plan a vacation trip, and Flor-
ida is becoming more and more
popular 'both summer and winter.
All this is swell, but as I said in
the beginning, it sure is messing
up our playhouse and instead of
taking it easy all summer, if it
keeps up we will find ourselves so
busy all the year around we won't
have time to enjoy Florida our-
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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THIE STA;Rj I60ff ST. JOE, GUL~F COUNTtY, Fl- MtAA
Paper Company Offers
Slash Pine Seedlings
Every Farmer In Gulf County May
Secure Two Thousand Or
County Ag.ent Cubie Laird states
that the St..Joe Paper Company has
agreed to make available to him a
sizealble number of slash pine -seed-
lings for distribution to Gulf county
farmers for the next planting sea-
son in December and January.
At present, according to infor-1
mation from the paper company,
the allotment to eadh farmer is two
thousand trees, with a very good
possibility .,of this 'amount being
raised some to each farmer.
"I will need to have requests--for
these trees as soon as possible, and
not later than .October 16," said
Laird, "in order to. kpno in tim4
whether each farmer might be al-'
lotted more than two thousand if
he finds need for them. So I urge
those who -'want .tries '-to lelt -ij
have their requei~stas soon as "pds-"
The world's deepest lakes are
Baikal in southern Siberia, with a
sounding of 4,982 feet; and Tan-
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NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 20953, Laws of Florida, Acts of
1941, the undersigned persons intend to
register with the Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Gulf County, Florida, four weeks after
the first publication of this notice, the fi.-
titious or trade name under which they will
be engaged in business and in which said
business is to be carried on, to-wit: KEN-
NEY & BYRD COMPANY, Port St. Joe, Flor-
ida. First publication July 28, 1950.
7-28 BASIL E. KENNEY, Jr.
,8-18 THOMAS M. BYRD.
ORDER TO APPEAR
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR
QULF COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN CHANCERY.
BASIL E. KENNEY, Jr., and
SARAH LOGAN KENNEY, his wife,
MASTON O'NEILL, et al., Defendants.
The State of Florida:
To: Maston O'Neill; if alive, and, if dead, to
his unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, or
And to all persons having or claiming an
interest in the following described lands:
Lots 9 through 18 both inclusive in Block
17; Lots 9 through 18 both inclusive in
Block 12; Lots 9 through 19 both inclu-
.sive in Block 4; Lots 9 through 20 both
inclusive in Block 3; Lots 9 through 16
both inclusive in Block 2; Lots 11 through
16 both inclusive in Block 1; Lots 1, 2,
2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10. 11, 12, 13, 14. 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, and 20 in Block 16; Lots
7 through 19 both inclusive in Block 13;
lots 9 through 18 both inclusive in Block
5; Lots 14 through 18 both inclusive in
Block 8; Lots 1 through 20 both inclusive
in Block 9; Lots 4 through 18 both inclus-
ive in Block 10; Lots 1 through 11 both in-
clusive in Block 11, and that unnumbered
area in Block 11 lying westerly of Lots
10 and 11 and between alleyway in said
Block 11 and the South Section line of
Section 5, Tp. 7S, R 11 W, all according
to Official Map of Yon's Addition to Bea-
con Hill, Gulf County Florida, as same
appears in Plat Book 1 at page 45 in the
office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of
,Gulf County, Florida, being a subdivision
.of parts of Original Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and
10 in Section 5, Tp. 7S, R 11 W.
All of Section 5, Tp. 7S, R 11 W, EX-
,CEPT: Original Lot 1 and that area in-
cluded in subdivision identified as "Yon's
Addition to Beacon Hill, Gulf County,
Florida" as same appears in Plat Book 1,
at Page 45 in the office of the Clerk of
Circuit Court of Gulf County, Florida; and
all of Section 6, Tp. 7S, R 11 W.
BASIL E KENNFY, Jr., and SARAH LO-"
(GCAN KENNEY, his wife, having filed in tie
Court their sworn bill of complaint in this
suit, the nature and purpose of which is to
determine the title of the plaintiffs to the
land hereinabove described to be a good and
sufficient absolute fee simple title, to have
,all claims and interests of the defendants
and each of them in and to said land passed
upon and determined, to remove clouds upon
the plaintiffs title to said land, to quiet and
confirm the plaintiffs title thereto, and in
which bill of complaint, thie plaintiffs state
that they believe there are persons interested
in the land herein involved and hereinabove
described whose names are unknown to them,
and having further named therein certain
persons as known by name to them, time said
.plaintiffs, but as not known by them, the said
plaintiffs, whether they or any of them are
dead or alive, and as believed by them, the
said plaintiffs, if living, to be interested in
the property and premises herein involved
and hereinabove described, and, if dead, to
have been interested therein;
And having made all persons having or
claiming any interest in the above described
land parties defendant to the said bill of
And having demanded from the Clerk of
the Circuit Court in and for Gulf County,
Florida, thie making of an order requiring
such persons and parties to appear to their
said bill of complaint upon a day not less
than twenty-eight days nor more than sixty
days from the date of the making of said
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that each
and every the defendants above named, des-
ignated and specified are hereby required to
serve upon plaintiff's Solicitor, Cecil G. Cos-
tin, Jr., P 0. Box K, Port St. Joe, Florida,
a copy of, and file with the Clerk of this
Court the original of, an answer" to the Bill
of Complaint herein filed by the Plaintiffs,
on the 7th day of August, 1950, and that this
order be published in The Star, a newspaper
published in Gulf County, Florida, once a
wvek for four consecutive weeks.
WITNESS my hand as Clerk and the Seal
of said Court, this 5th day of July, 1950,
at Wewahitchka, Gulf County, Florida.
(Circuit Court GEORGE Y. CORE,
Seal) Clerk, Circuit Court,
Gulf County, Florida.
CECIL G. COSTING, Jr. 7-7
Plaintiffs Solicitor. 7-28
- Few.flowers have as many named
as Centaurea Cyatius. Cornflower.
bachelor's buttow- bluet, ragged
sailor, French pink are some o
them. It is grown all over the world
and popular everywhere, for its
DTear, bright Ncolors, and its ,ability
to thrive' wh.rver it. gets, half a
Men wear cornflowers.-in their
lapels more than any other flower,
and while most of -them" like iO
double cornflower blue, the dark
"~irooh variety is popular. There
are also a light blue, a lovely true
pink, a glowing red, and a white.
Seeds should be sown direct in the
garden; they germinate in eight
days, and flower in 8 -weeks. Many
stems grow from the base and
terminate in clusters of flowers. A
,strain of dwarf habit, growing only
a foot tall, has just been introduced,
including all colors.
Unless one has need for many
cut flowers, it can be grown for
border effect, and will easily spare
all the cut flowers that may be
taken. In fact, when the first crop
of blooms begins to fade, the
growth should be cut,bac,< heavily,
and new growth wiul develop to
bear a second, and a third crop of
Centaurea cyanus has man>
cousins, there being 500 species
scattered around the world, with
only one native in America, a per-
ennial mountain flower. The corn-
flower is so hardy that it nearly
always self-seeds, and these seed-
lings have a tendency to reverL
to single flowers. The doubles are
so superior that new seed should
be started each year, and the vol.
unteers pulled up, in order to main
tain the quality of your display.
Called In FEC Case
Battle Over Reorganization By St.
Joe Paper Co. and ACL To Be
Resumed August 8
A hearing being held in Wash-
ington by the interstate commerce
commission on proposals to reor-
ganize the Florida East Coast Rail-
way, on July 14 moved onto a sid-
ing for three weeks when a recess
until August 8 was ordered so that
the Atlantic Coast Line can com-
plete its plan to absorb the FEC.
The ACL has been competing
with the St. Joe Paper Company
for nearly 19 years to get the up-
per hand in the management of the
FEC, both owning large blocks of
The, paper company proposes to
exchange $25,000,000 of bonds for
an equal amount of common stock
in a reorganized company which
would be capitalized at $45,000,000.
Other reorganization plans have
been offered by different groups of
minority bond holders and an em-
ACL officials pointed out that a
saving of $1,557,647 could 'be saved
annually if their company absorbed
the FEC due to the fact that the
merger would result in the tele-
scoping of duties for a large num-
ber of workers which would elimi-
nate numbers of jobs.
Poultrymen who gathered eggs
three or more times a day, kept
layers confined, and kept no males
in the laying flock had higher qual-
ity eggs than poultrymen who did
not follow these practices, accord-
ing to a recent study of poultry
farms in the Northeast.
It pays to advertise-try it!
Banks of State Show
Big Gains for Year
West Florida Has Biggest Increase,
With St. Joe Bank Show-
ing Good Gain
Bank loans and deposits took a
substantial upward swing for the
fiscal year ending June 30. 1950,
according to the Florida Bankers'
Loans and discounts were up 19.1
per cent over last year, with the to-
tal volume reported as. $349,449,000
as compared to the .19405 figure of
$292,195,000. Deposits also followed
the 'general upward trend with a
10.6 per cent rise, with 1,693,807,000
being deposited compared to the
previous year's .$1,531;,05,000.
The areaof the state west of the
Apalachiecla, River showedd the, big-
gest increase, with loans and dis-
counts rsiing 22I,.4per..ypt. !Loans
processed %for 1949- were -reported
at $22,057,)00,.-while the 1950 figure'
was set.- at $27,1'22,000.. Deposits
rose 16.5 per cent, with $117,2786,000
for 1950, as compared to the 1949
figure of -$101,078,000.
The Florida Bank at Port St. Joe
kept in step with the general trend
with deposits of $1,641,317.25 for
1950 compared to $1,483,785.85 for
1949. Of this amount,. $1,254,221.80
was demand deposits of individ-
uals. partnerships and corporations
which in 1949 amounted to $1,015,-
Remember! Only you can prevent
tIPAY,' J U LY 2-1950
PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB
If you are interested in hibiscus,
do go by to see Mr. and Mrs. Buck
Alexander's fine collection of over
a hundred varieties. They are al-
Ways happy and proud to show off
their lovely hibiscus. They have a
single white, a dainty small pink
with fringed petals, a single yellow
and a gorgeous double peach-just
to mention a few. New and unusual
)looms are opening every day.
Here are a few tips on hibiscus
culturee from the Alexanders:
1. Before setting out hibiscus
plants, mix peat moss, sheep ma-
nure and bone meal well with the
soil. For continuous bloom, feed
plants heavily with a well-balanced
plaint food'such as hyponex. Every
two weeks durFing the first year
while tl" plants ars getting estab-
lished is not too often. Stop feed-
ing during winter months.
2. Trim off the tips of hibiscus
branches frequently to make plants
productive. By forcing new. growth
throughout the summer the shrubs
will produce more flowers.
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3. Bank the plants with dirt for
winter protection. Be sure to cover
the plant above the graft if you
have grafted plants. Pinch off all
growth below the graft.
4. An easy way to root hibiscus
cuttings is to place the cuttings in
a mixture of peat moss and.sand.
Small orange juice cans with holes
punched in the bottom make ideal
containers. Hardwood cuttings are
preferred to soft tip cuttings. They
can be rooted successfully any sea-
son of the. year.
5. Any general garden spra y
may be used on hibiscus. A combi-
nation of black leaf 40 and chlor-
dane will control any insects which
attack them, but little spraying is
6. The blooms can be kept in
the refrigerator. Place them in the
refrigerator as sopn as they open
and' remove when you are ready to
make your arrangement. 'they will
last a day from the time you take
Mrs. Roy Hallman at Hotel St.
Joe has-hibiscus plants for anyone,
interested in raising them.
Florida's farm forestry program
was begun in 1941.
'Dwarf White Centaurea Cyanus,
R UG D Y 2 I
Pfc. Lynwood Rhames
- Building Model Boats
Local Boy In Training at Texas Air
Force Base Follows Hobby
In His Spare Time
Airplanes and boats mix easily
for Pfc. Lynwood Rhames, a mem-
ber of the U. S. Air Force attending
the airplane and engine mechanic
school at Sheppard Air Force Base,
Rhames, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Lynwood Rhames of Highland View,
spends all his spare time from his
airplane mechanic studies in build-
ing model boats of all shapes and
sizes. From a large scale electric-
powered Chris-Craft speedboat to a
small clipper ship, his work shows
hours of patient, minute detailed
carving and painting.
This talented Sheppard airman
has been building boats all his life,
and his diligent efforts have been
rewarded many times by expert
comment on finished models. Numn-
ber one model for Rhames was a
tiny, crude fishing craft carved
from a block of wood with the use
of a knife "liberated" from his
mother's kitchen. He was then eight
His collection since arriving at
the Sheppard base has increased by
leaps and bounds, and now the
locker shelf above his bed is
adorned with five boats and a tiny
scale model of Henry Ford's 1903
automobile. All work is done to
scale, even to the tiny rigging on
the clipper ship. One specially built
speedboat is powered by a carbon
Rhames says that he has always
loved boats, and the main desire of
his life is to design and build a
large sailboat. Before he entered
the air force in September of last
year he was employed by the Raf-
field Fish Company at Highland
Eleven children have graced the
Rhames household, all avid boat
admirers, but none quite so much
as Lynwood and his older brother,
who is making a career in the U. S.
With plans for an air force ca-
reer before him, Pfc. Rhames will
continue his hobby of building
model boats, and proof of his mar-
velous talent will always be carved
in the memory of those who have
seen his work.
Jefferson Stays Dry
Jefferson county has voted to re-
main dry after an election in which
701 citizens took the dry side while
579 voted wet.
Sponge meat juice or gravy
stains with cold or lukewarm wa-
ter. Never use hot water; it sets
the stain. If a grease spot remains,
launder washable materials in
warm soapy water. If the cloth is
not .washable, use a grease solvent.
VISIT OUR BABY
Baby Beds and Play
JOHN ROBERT SMITH
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
PHONE 5 PORT ST. JOE
Registration of Contractors
Would Insure Better Schools
Registration of building contrac-
tors with the state has been sug-
gested to insure better school con-
struction. Stewart Morrison, state
department of education architect,
says that under the present setup
"any man with a pickup truck and
a hammer and saw can bid on new
schools and get the contract on a
low bid." He said such contractors
"may or may not be qualified, and
there's no way to tell until it's too
Florida law requires school boards
to take the lowest "responsible"
bid. However, it's almost impos-
sible to define "responsible," says
Under state registration, contrac-
tors would have to meet certain
qualifications before they could op-
erate. Morrison believes this would
stop unqualified contractors from
bidding on school construction jobs..
Joins National Guard Unit
Wade Barrier left Saturday for
Fort Jackson, S. C., to join his unit
of the Florida National Guard in
which he is a sergeant in the medi-
cal corps. Wade has been a mem-
ber of the guard for the past three
years while attending college.
Local Tourists Take In
Many Sights In Colorado
A group of local tourists, the R.
W. Smiths, the J. H. Geddies, Mary
Geddie, Mickey Thompson, Mrs. Al-
len Whealton and Steven Wheal-
ton, who have just returned from a
trip to Colorado, report a rip-snort-
ing time during their vacation.
The party took in the Trail Ridge
drive through Big Thompson's Can-
youn. Berthand Pass across the con-
tinental divide and Central City in
Clear Creek Canon, famous for the
ballad "The Face On the Barroom
Floor." They actually saw miners
panning for gold in Cripple Creek,
threw snowballs near Long's Peak,
and made the hair-raising ascent to
the top of Pike's Peak, as well as
taking in midget auto races, dog
races, Elich Gardens where Orrin
Tucker's orchestra was playing,
and a show at Red Rock ampithea-
ter for a performance of western
movie and radio stars.
Highlight of the trip was the
opening night of the'Denver Post's
annual opera in Cheesman Memor-
ial Park, a lavish production of
"The New Moon" (Romberg) with
Metropolitan Star Florence Quan-
tarano singing the leading role and
at which there were 30,000 in the
audience. The Port St. Joe party
Added resale value in luxurious
worsted wool or nylon interiors with
Quiet, steady going in an all-welded,
e-lgnis unit Monobilt body- e*
Low upkeepsts, longer car life, crackproo, sculproot ura-ta trim. with exclusive recessed floor. Hudson's traditionally brilliant per. '
due to extra-sturdy construction
that protects against road shock/ formance with oversized, high-
and stiai. compression, high powered engine.
Marrvslou.ly smoolh power from the only
engiei' oreo:ely D3lanced as a unit.
Unusual security Irom the Exceptional purotecltion with
only hydraulic brakes with a box-section steel girders corn-
reserve mechanical system on pletely surrounding the pas-
same pedal. singer compartment-a New-car performance over thou- Increased economy, length-
Hudson exclusive. sands of extra miles because Hudson Minimum wear and repair over ened engine life from the
uses more costly metal alloys. longenginelifebecauseof-chrome- industry's only pinned-in-
alloy engine block-toughest in position piston rings.
This deep-down ruggedness, plus Hudson's
advanced styling, brings you new-car performance
and up-to-the-minute beauty for years to come!
y Hudson is built in a basically different way-
with exclusive recessed floor ("step-down" de-
S sign), which brings you the most seating and
\> head room, the best ride and the greatest safety ssss "
S to be found in any car at any price!
And when you add "stay-young" ruggedness MOST ROOMRIDAF
S ad lasting beauty to these great advantages, it MOST M BEST SAFEST!
is no wonder Hudson is among the leaders in
resale value from coast to coast, as shown by The new, lower-priced Pacemaker
Official Used Car Guide Books!
We invite you to come in, see Hudson-the brings you all of Hudson's great advantages for
rugged car that stays young! JUst a Few Dollars More Than The Lowest-Priced Cars!
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
10 RUGGED' REASONS WHY
HUDSONS STAY YOUNG
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARA
was quite thrilled at being inter- tecting fraudulent claims, has dis-
viewed by a reporter from the Post covered eight cases of overpayment
who was interviewing guests at the in Gulf county amounting to $323.
opera, and they were all mentioned The files of the commission con-
by name in the next day's Post. tain over two million wage credit
---- cards of some 800,000 Florida work-
INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION ers, and this was the primary source
LOOKS FOR FRAUD CLAIMS of discovery of some 1500 improper
-claims during the past six months
The Florida Industrial Commis- involving $144,338.
sion, in screening unemployment ----- --
compensation claims against rec- The U. S. has 2,382 tree farms em-
ords of earnings as a means of de- bracing 20,765,803 woodland acres.
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FRIDAY, JULY 28 1'950
THE STAR, PORT. ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
A Pledge to the American People
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
We will resist all unwarranted price rises with all our might.
We will make every effort to hold our inventories at the lowest poirt con-
sistent with good service to our customers, because hoarding, whether by whole-
salers, retailers or consumers, will cause higher prices.
We will continue to maintain the lowest profit rate generally prevailing in
the entire retail industry. Our net profit now is less than one cent on each dollar
We will continue to strive for more efficient distribution.
We will fight waste of food, or time, or money all along the line so as to
narrow the spread between wholesale and retail prices.
We will devote all our energies to giving you the most good food for your
money every day of the week.
We will strive always to do what is honest, fair, sincere and in the best
interest of our country and our customers.
As most of you know, this company and the low cost, low profit policies
that built it are under attack.
We are defending ourselves against a suit brought by the anti-trust
lawyers to put A&P out of business.
But the greater conflict in which our country is now engaged takes prece
dence over all else.
Today, with our boys fighting in Korea, we believe that all citizens and
all businesses, big and little, should devote themselves wholeheartedly to
the public interest.
We promise the American people that we will cooperate unhesitatingly
with our national government in the present crisis.
We promise you that we will continue to do everything in our power to
put more buying power in your food dollar and more good food on your
John A. Hartford, Chairman
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY,' JULY 28, 1950'
FRIDAY, JULY 28 1950 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE NINE
Junior Ball Players
Will Enjoy Outing
The annual outing for the boys
participating in the Junior Baseball
League will be held at Wayside
Park this afternoon under the joint
sponsorship of the Rotary Club, Ki-
wanis Club and the Moose Lodge.
A program of swimming, water
contests, games, softball and a wei-
ner roast will be available to all
the youthful baseball enthusiasts.
The members of the midet teams
of Oak Grove and St. Joe have also
been invited to the affair.
The league's most valuable play-
er will be selected during the af-
ternoon's activities and will receive
the trophy awarded annually by the
Moose Lodge. This trophy will be
publicly presented at a Saint home
game in the near future.
(Continued from page 1)
Road and Bridge Fund
Road supt. salary ....---....:$ 2,580.00
Free labor 12,000.00
New equipment ..------ 17,000.00
Gasoline and oil ---- 4,100.00
and repair 2,700.00
Tools and material ...-. 10,500.00
New road construction -.... 2,500.00
Reserve for contingencies 2,620.00
Agriculture and Livestock Fund
Farm agent's salary ..--- $ 2,100.00
Office clerk's salary ------ 600.00
Miscellaneous ----- 97.00
Reserve for contingencies 143.00
Total $ 2,940.00
County Service Officer Fund
Service officer salary ..-..$ 1,200.00
Reserve for contingencies 60.00
Total $ 1,260.00
Gulf County Health Unit Fund
To match state funds ...--$ 6,000.00
Reserve for contingencies 300.00
Total $ 6,300.00
$200,000 Canal Bond Fund
To retire five bonds and
pay interest --------------$ 5,220.00
Reserve for contingencies 260.00
Total $ 5,840.00
Court House and Jail Interest and
To retire five bonds and
pay interest $ 6,665.00
Reserve for contingencies 335.00
Total $ 7,000.00
Court House and Jail Building Fund
To retire 2nd certificate__-$ 8,000.00
Reserve for contingencies 400.00
Total $ 8,400.00
County Co-operative Budget Fund
County fire protection .. $10,110.00
Reserve for contingencies 340.00
Mothers Pension Fund
Aid to dependent mothers $ 800.00
Reserve for contingencies 40.00
Total $ 840.00
Insect Control Fund
Spraying homes, barns,
etc. $ 2,000.00
Reserve for contingencies 100.00
Total $ 2,100.00
Public hearing on the budget will
be held at a special session of the
board on Saturday, August 19, at
9 a. m. CST at the court house in
Sammy Patrick, county tax as-
sessor, at this time presented the
county tax roll to.the board, and as
there were no complaints against
any assessments, the roll was ac-
cepted by the board.
Only other business coming be-
fore the commission Monday was
the report from the state auditing
department on county officials and
the board of commissioners, all of
which were accepted and filed.
Coffee has always had enthusi-
astic Admirers, William Harvey,
who discovered the circulation of
the blood, recommended it as a
source of happiness and wit, and
when he died bequeathed 50 pounds
of it to his friends to drink to his
The largest animal ever to in-
habit the earth or its waters is
still in existence. The sulfur-bot-
tom whale, which sometimes
Weighs 150 tons, surpasses in
weight and size even the giant
dinosaurs of the Age of Reptiles.
We're loaded to the gunwales with Used Furniture and some slightly shopworn floor samples,
and in order to move 'em out we're going to make you one of the most generous offers ever
made by a furniture company in Port St. Joe .... It's a BIG BONUS SALE where you get what
you want at a price you can afford to pay and we clear our floor to make way for new stocks.
2 SOFA BEDS
Tapestry and Velour
* BONUS $11.90
--- SPECIAL ----
* BONUS $6.00
SOFA BED SUITE
4 CHOICE SOFAS
THE BONUS PLAN
Every article in our Used Furniture Department
is included in this plan, where the purchase
amounts to $5.00 or more.
Suppose you buy $5.00 worth of this furniture:
You would pay $5.00 and have a bonus (or
credit) of $1.00 to apply on any other article.
Suppose you buy that $59.50 Sofa Bed we're
offering: You would pay $59.50 and would
have a bonus of $11.90. .. .. In other
words, $11.90 in additional merchandise ab-
Other purchases in the same proportion.
(Generous Cash Discount if you do not want
to use our Bonus Offer)
PLATFORMS and CLUBS
11 KITCHEN CABINETS
1 Electric Refrigerator
* BONUS $17.90
4 ICE BOXES
(One Year Guarantee)
10 DOUBLE BEDS
Wood and Metal
Cotton and innerspring
3 Pc. WALNUT SUITE
(Original Price $289.50)
2 3-Burner OIL STOVES
1 GAS REFRIGERATOR
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A REAL SAVING!
YOU CAN FURNISH FOUR ROOMS FOR $200.00 UNDER OUR BONUS PLAN Dining Room Suite, Living Room
Suite, Rocker, End Table, Occasional Chair, Bedroom Suite, Spring and Mattress, Kitchen Cabinet and Table,
Stove and Breakfast Suite! WHERE CAN YOU BEAT IT, WE ASK YOU? Come in and look around.
HUNDREDS OF OTHER BARGAINS IN USED
FURNITURE TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION IN
THIS LIMITED SPACE!
- COME AND
PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA
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THE: STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JULY 28 1950
1'AGE TEN THE STAR, PORT ST. JDE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY,' JULY 28, 1950
Florida Power Corp.
Looking To Future
Growth of Florida
Utility Investing $96,000,000 In Sub-
stations, Plants and
"The Florida Power Corporation
is investing $96,000,000 in plants,
.substations and lines to take care
,of the .rapid growth of the territory
served by the utility," states W. C.
Gilman, president of FPC. This
nine-year program started on Jan-
uary 1, 1946.
Already at the half-way mark of
the huge construction program at
the end of four and a half years,
future needs call for the expendi-
ture of approximately $60,000,000
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
BOATS AND MOTORS FOR SALE
CHEAP-16 ft. boat $15.00; 16 ft.
boat $25.00; 18 ft. boat $35.00; one
3/2 Evinrude motor $40.00; one 5/2
Johnson motor $70.00; 18 ft. motor
boat with 4 h.p. Wisconsin motor
$1S0.60; one 4 h.p. Wisconsin mo-
IrT $75.00. All motors in good run-
-ng condition. L. R. Holliday. 11*
--, .J6 ALE Ten acres in Sop-
choppy. Laura Wiggins, Port St.
Joe, Fla. 8-11*
USED OUTBOARD MOTORS
Good, bad, indifferent. All makes,
models and prices. Brooks Sporting
Goods Store. -1-27tt
LADY for office and sales work.
Typist and married preferred. See
C. W. Long at Western Auto. 1*
OUT OF WORK OR ON-SHORTER
HOURS? Then why not investi-
'gate possibilities of a Rawleigh
business in Gulf county. Dealer
2Marsh (Polk county) made sales of
$4600 first six months of 1950. Au-
tomobile necessary. Products may
be bought for cash or on credit
terms. Write at once, giving age
.and experience. Rawleigh's Dept.
IFAG-101-198, P. 0. Box 2467, DeSoto
Station, Memphis 2, Tenn. 8-25*
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-Billfold containing money
and personal papers. Return to
Shell Station and receive reward.
:IDENTIFICATION PLATES ONLY
75c-Guaranteed for life. .Can
,save your life; records permanently
name, address, tel. No., social se-
.curity No., blood type, etc. Plate is
of nickel silver alloy. Attach to
keys; if lost, keys can be returned
-through mail. Parker's Jewelry.
;DRESSMAKING, Alterations, Cur-
tains. Prices ranging from $1.50
mup. I will make one dress free for
:any customer bringing vnf five new
'customers. Mrs. Geraldine Carr at
Mrs. L. House's residence, Sixth
Street, Highland View, or phone
WHILE YOU WAIT!
35c Each 2 for 50c
Brooks Hardware and
Sporting Goods Co.
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. Air visit-
ing companions welcome. James M.
Harris, High Priest; H. R. Maige,
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1.0.
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
Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Elwyn Blount, N. G.; Mary
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
sort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
A meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
days each .month, 8:00 p. m.
A Members urged to attend:
visiting brothers welcome. W. A.
Roberts, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
more in the next four and a half
years. The construction budget for
this year will exceed $14,000,000
and the budget for 1951 calls for
Diversified industry, vast agricul-
tural enterprises, the ever-growing
tourist industry, and the continued
trend of more and more home-mak-
ers to switch to all-electric homes,
customers, the increase in the
amount of electricity used by these
customers and the continued mi-
gration of new industries to the
state, officials of the company feel
they are well justified in going to
the investing public for the outside
funds required for future growth of
are some of the basic factors pro- Florida Farmers Prepared
imoting Florida Power to carry on
this vast construction program.
Since 1945 the utility has added
68,000 kilowatts of generating ca-
pacity through the construction of
additions to its three main generat-
ing plants at Bayboro, Inglis and
Enterprise, to bring total kilowatt
capacity to 181,500, and within the
next four and a half years it ex-
pects to add another 120,000 kilo-
watts of capacity at a cost of ap-
proximately $20,000,000. Along with
the new plant capacity must go
huge expenditures for substations,
transmission lines, and many pieces
of related equipment.
With the rapid growth of the ter-
ritory served by the company, the
steady increase in the number of
To Meet Any Emergency
CONSIDER the pyramid above. The very founda-
tion of gasoline quality is the distillation-range of
the base stock. It is on this distillation range that
even, thorough vaporization depends. Also impor-
tant are-whether or not the gasoline contains sol-
vent additives (to minimize gum deposits), and
whether it is made in seasonal grades (to assure pro-
tection against vapor-lock in hot weather.)
Motorists should not make the mistake of think-
ing that "octane-rating" is the only gauge of gaso-
Association, Barke noted that there
was a decline in both the number
of new loans and the total amount
borrowed from banks by Florida
farmers last year. "This decline is
particularly healthy," he said, "in
view of the present uncertainties
and the slight drop in farm income.
It shows that farmers are wisely
avoiding excessive debt and are
holding on to theirreserves to meet
any possible emergency."
"With the pent-up demand for
equipment caused by World War II
The plant and equipment of Flor- apparently satisfied," he concluded,
ida farms has never been inr better "a larger and larger percentage of
condition, and the state's farmers
are prepared to meet any emergency
that may lie ahead, according to S.
L. Barke, president of the Florida
Bank here, who represents the Flor-
ida Bankers Association as a Gulf
county advisory banker.
"One of the best indications of
this is that Florida farmers bor-
rowed less from banks during 1949
than during 1948," said Barke.
Reporting on the results of the
ninth national survey of farm lend-
ing made by the agricultural com-
mission of the American Bankers
farm borrowings have been going
into other long range improve-
ments which, along with the grow-
ing trend of Florida farmers to
practice modern conservation and
land management, will assure the
importance of the state in the ag-
ricultural picture for years to
Approximately 75 per cent of all
wheat raised is sold directly, the
balance being kept on the farm for
feed and seed.
WHAT IS THE
Stainless steel pots and pans
should be. used to heat pickling
liquids, to avoid contamination of
the pickles and discoloring uten-
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
Dr. Charles Reicherter
RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
Hours 8 to 5 Phone 5665
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoons
line quality, when it is but one of several factors that
determine performance in your car.
Today's Crown and Crown Extra gasolines have
added anti-knock power. But along with higher
octane, they also possess the other qualities which
make for smoother operation, and more power,
The real test of a gasoline is its all-round perform-
ance in the motor. How adequately Crown and
Crown Extra meet this test is shown "-y their leader-
ship in popularity in their respective fields.
OF A GASOLINE ?
0 f N
/ DISTILLATION RANGE
OF BASE STOCK
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
J. LAMAR MILLER
Port St. Joe Agent
STANDARD OIL PRODUCTS
THE STAR, PORT ST. jOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRID9AY,' JULY 28,,1950