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Port St. Joe and Gulf
"Port St. Joe The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
VOLUME XIII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1950 NUMBER 47
Alday Enters Plea Protested Game St. Joe Paper Company
of 'Not Guilty' In League Playoff Is Offering Seedlings
Death of Mose Hill In League Playoff To Aid Reforestation
f j ir. I- .- -
Will Go On Trial Next Thursday;
Several Other Cases Taken
Up In Circuit Court
Emmanuel Alday, 50-year-old ex-
convict, when arraigned before Cir-
cuit Judge E. Clay Lewis Jr., at
Wewahitchka Wednesday morning,
entered a plea of not guilty to a
,charge of first degree murder in
the fatal beating of Deputy Sheriff
Mose Hill last May at Highland
View. He was formally indicted by
the grand jury Tuesday, being one
of two indictments returned by the
body in the fall term of circuit
court. He will come up for trial
Thursday of next week.
In the other indictment, Will
Harris, negro, was charged with
criminal assault on a- 13-year-old
negro girl. He was arraigned Tues-
day afternoon and pleaded not
guilty. His trial was set for next
Wednesday at 9 a. in.
The grand jury was composed of
Clarence Pridgeon, foreman; John
M. Johns, I. C. Lupton, C. L. Arm-
strong, J. C. Culpepper, Joseph E.
McLeod, B. A. Bowen, Thomas J.
Braxton, J. C. Dickey, Claude Gaut-
reaux, Lennell Rowan, E. C. Har-
den, M. W. Rogers, W. B. Bray, G.
W. White, J. B. Batson and W. J.
In other court actions Monday,
William Linton was placed on five
years probation after entering a
plea of guilty to charges of em-
(Continued on page 8)
Saturday Last Day for
Candidates To Qualify
for City Commissioner
Tomorrow is the last day for can-
didates to qualify for election as
member of the board of city com-
missioners at the regular election
to be held September 5, at which
time two commissioners will be
named for terms of two years.
The terms of Commissioners'Sol
Shirey and I. C. Nedley expire, and
up to yesterday Nedley had no op-
position, while Shirey is being chal-
lenged by Franklin Chandler.
Visit 'Look and Tremble'
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Pridgeon Jr.,
Anthony Pridgeon, Uncle Edd and
Mrs. Pridgeon and Charles and
George Boyer spent Sunday at the
rapids in the Chipola River near
Clarksville known as "Look and
Spending Week At Beach
Mr. and Mrs. John Blount and
children and Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Blount are spending the week at
the Lawson cottage, Beacon Hill.
They have as their guests Mr. and
Mrs. 0. W. Blount of Black, Ala.,
uncle and aunt of Messrs. Blount.
Return To Mobile
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bartee and little
daughter returned yesterday to Mo-
bile, Ala:, after a brief visit here
with Dr. astd Mrs. L. H. Bartee.
Home From Vacation
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Cox and son
returned Sunday from a two weeks
vacation spent in Montgomery, Ala.,
Crawfordville and Tallahassee.
Visitors From Graceville
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Harris and Mrs.
b e? ?or I Onigit up To Two Thousand Trees May
Be Secured By Every Gulf
Saints Take Seahawks Wed-
Goes To Finals
Tom Owens, president of the Gulf
Coast League, informed The Star
Wednesday morning that the pro-
test entered by Port St. Joe in the
game played here Sunday with the
Panama City Seahawks had been
upheld and that the game would be
replayed here tonight.
The protest was entered by the
Saints due to the fact that Alex
Pitts, moundsman for Panama, had
not been qualified with league of-
ficials and was, therefore, ineligible
Wednesday night St. Joe downed
the Seahawks at Panama City by a
score of 11-1, and at the same time
Apalachicola took Blountstown 6-3
at the Oyster City. This puts Ap-
alachicola in the final five-game
playoff for the championship, as
they took the Bucs 4-3 in the first
game of the three-game series at
A win tonight for St. Joe means
they will meet Apalachicola in the
final round, with the first game to
be played here Sunday. Should the
Seahwaks win tonight, it will be
necessary to play a third game,
which would be played Sunday, the
toss of a coin to decide the site,
and in that case the best three-out-
of-five series will open next Wed-
In the opening game of the play-
off series here Sunday the Panama
City Seahawks bested the Saints 3-2
behind the hurling of Alex Pitts, a
high school pitcher, who limited the
St. Joe stickmen to five hits.
The Saints held a 2-0 advantage
for the first six innings but in the
seventh two singles and a sacrifice
put Panama City men on second
and third. The runner on third was
caught at the plate on a grounder
to price by the fourth man at bat,
making two out. Manager Al Sabo
kited one to left field to drive in
two runs and tie the score.
When Gresham dropped a hot one
at short Sabo went to third and
came home when Calhoun made an
erratic throw to second, to catch
Fleming on a steal.
Scores for the Saints were made
in the first when Cowart drew a
(Continued on page 8)
Some Sportsmen Prefer
Closed Hunting Days
Members of the state game and
fresh water fish commission will
meet in Tallahassee Monday to con-
sider the adoption of rules and reg-
ulations concerning migratory birds.
It is believed numerous groups
of sportsmen will appear at this
meeting in an effort to have the
commission change several portions
of the hunting rules and regulations
previously adopted July 6.
It is understood some sportsmen
prefer several closed days through-
out each hunting week rather than
a "straight-through" season as was
adopted during the July meeting.
Here From Miami
I MI. and Mrs. Billy Montgomery
of Miami arrived Sunday to spend
Ola Burns of Graceville are spend- a portion of a two-weeks' vacation
ing a fewv days at the Costin cot- here with Mrs. A. G. Montgomery
tages at Beacon Hill. Iand other relatives.
As stated in The Star a couple of
weeks ago, the St. Joe Paper Com-
pany is assisting the farmers of
Gulf county in carrying out the soil
conservation and reforestation pro-
gram by offering up to 2000 free
slash pine seedlings to each farmer
in the county for the next plant-
ing season in December and Janu-
The trees will be distributed by
County Agent Cubie Laird, who will
have to have all requests for the
seedlings in his hands as soon as
possible, and not later than Octo-
ber 16, in order to know how many
trees can be allotted to each indi-
Laird said the farmers will be
"greatly aided" by obtaining these
free seedlings, and especially those
who have an abundance of land to
devote to planted forests. "Substan-
tial acreage in Gulf county is suit-
able for reforestation," he said. "In
fact, some land is best suited for
the growth of pines and nothing
else. There is considerable acreage
in the county that can be made pro-
ductive as well as beautified by the
growth of pines."
By planting these seedlings, in 12
or 15 years the land will be paying
a good return by cutting out some
trees for pulpwood and leaving the
remaining ones for further growth.
Bill Will Bring Funds
for Improvement of
Fresh Water Fishing
Long eagerly awaited by many
Florida sportsmen, the news that
the Dingell federal aid to state
fisheries bill, H. R. 6533, had been.
signed into law by President Tru-
man was received from Washing-
ton several days ago.
The new law, for which the na-
tion's sportsmen have long fought,
is expected to bring in excess of
$50,000 annually to Florida for in-
vestigation and improvement of
fresh water fishing conditions in
the state, with emphasis on im-
proved sport fishing.
The Dingell bill provides that the
10% federal excise tax on sport
fishing tackle will be earmarked as
funds to be returned to the states.
These funds will be returned on a
75c to 25c basis whereby Florida
would put up $25,000 to match each
$75,000 received from federal funds.
Eells' Firestone Store
Now In New Location
B. W. Eeels has moved his Fire-
stone Home & Auto Supply Store
from its previous location in the
Costin building at the corner of
Reid Avenue and Second Street to
the new building recently erected
by George Cooper adjoining Le-
We had intended giving B. W.
this notice last week, but forgot it.
However, he was still straightening
out his. large stock at the time, so
probably was better off without too
A Daughter for the Hinotes
The Star is in receipt of a birth
announcement from Mr. and Mrs.
David Hinote of Macon, Ga., in-
forming us of the arrival of a 7-
pound daughter, Alice Irene.
Port St. Joe Virtually Free
From Danger of Hurricanes
Thieves Take Safe From
Office of Dr. A. L. Ward
Dr. A. L. Ward was considerably
startled Thursday morning of last
week to find that thieves had en-
tered his building at the corner of
Williams Avenue and Fourth Street
some time Wednesday night and,
made off with his 500-pound safe
which contained valuable papers
and a considerable sum of money.
The safe was found Sunday by
Marvin Wise of Callaway in a dump-
ing ground 10 miles out of Panama
City on the Panama-Wewahitchka
highway. The thieves had ham-
mered off the door and removed
the cash from it. The papers in the
strongbox were undisturbed and a
watch belonging to Ward's father,
which was in the safe, was found
lying nearby on the ground.
No fingerprints were found on
the\safe, indicating the thieves had
worn gloves. Tire tracks, identical
with those found in front of Ward's
office, were found at the site where
the battered safe was discovered..
Investigation of the affair is go-
ing on by Sheriff Byrd Parker of
Gulf county and Sheriff Thomas of
Amount of money in the safe has
not been stated by Dr. Ward, who
said some insurance on its content
MOTHER OF MRS. SAMMY
PATRICK DIES WEDNESDAY
Funeral services were held yes-
terday in Wewahitchka for Mrs.
Thelma Griggs, mother of Mrs.
Sammy Patrick, who died Wednes-
day morning in a Panama City hos-
pital following an operation.
Interment was in Jehui cemetery
with the Comforter Funeral Home
of this city in charge of arrange-
BROTHER OF HINTON NOBLES
PASSES AWAY IN MARIANNA
Funeral services were held Mon-
day at New Hope Church at Mari-
anna for William C. Nobles, 30,
brother of Hinton Nobles of Port
St. Joe, who passed away in the
Jackson county hospital following
an illness of several weeks.
Attending Baptist Girls' Camp
Attending the Girls' Auxiliary
camp in session this week at the
West Florida Baptist Assembly
ground near Panama City are Mrs.
E. R. DuBose, counselor; Miss Me-
rita Sutton, counselor and pianist,
and the following Junior G. A. girls
from the local Baptist Church: San-
dra Bracewell, Merita Chafin, Faye
Parker, Carolyn Brigman, Frances
Jones, Gracie Dykes, Peggy Scott,
Elaine Musselwhite, Cecelia Tom-
linson, Patsy Daniells, Rosemary
Tomlinson and Linda Gayle Pyle.
Pridgeons Have Week-end Guests
Mr. and Mrs. Rural Upshaw of
Panama City and Miss June South
of Birmingham, Ala., were week-end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Prid-
Visitors From Leesburg
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Guerry of
Leesburg are the guests of Mrs. R.
A. Costin, Mrs. Ruth Soule and
other relatives. Mr. Guerry is Mrs.
In Panama City On Business
Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon and daugh-
ter, Miss Virginia, were business
Last One To Directly Strike
Was During Days of Old
St. Joseph In 1845
No city in Florida is "hurricane
proof," but, on the basis of all past
records, residents of Port St. Joe
can feel pretty confident that no
storm of hurricane force (75 miles
per hour or over) will strike here.
It is true that when Old Man Hur-
ricane invades our area of the Gulf
of Mexico that we get fairly strong
winds and deluges of rain, but this
comes from the edge of the storm.
As far as we can discover the only
major blow that hit directly in this
section was in 1845-105 years ago
-when the remains of the ancient
city of St. Joseph were razed by
a big storm and the resultant high
tides it created.
The big winds, when they do head
up this way, veer off in another di-
rection, leaving St. Joe "boarded
up" but unharmed, outside of a few
awnings demolished or a few square
yards of roofing torn off.
According to a "hurricane chart"
issued by Ray and Davidson, oper-
ators of Silver Springs, the chances
of hurricane force winds visiting
this section of the state-which is
in the Apalachicola St. Marks area
-is 1 in 15. But what the makers
of the hurricane chart didn't place
on it was the fact that apparently
the odds of a major blow striking
Port St. Joe are about 500 to 1.
The editor of The Star has been
in Port St. Joe for almost 14 years
and has yet to see a so-called hur-
ricane, although they have hit all
Strongest blow in that period was
on Auo'n.ct19 1 whe n accnnrd-
ing to an account in The Star, "a
few trees were blown down, numer-
ous shingles were ripped from sev-
eral garages and dwellings and
both ends of the warehouse of the
Port St. Joe Terminal Company
fell outward due to pressure within
as the center of the storm passed.
"Telegraph and telephone lines
were put out of commission and
electric service was interrupted for
about three hours. Several work-
men's houses at Kenney's Mill were
blown from their foundations, but
no one was injured. Business con-
cerns closed their doors at night-
fall, but a few catered to an occa-
sional customer braving the storm
by using candles for illumination.
"The pogie boat Novia of the St.
Joe Menhaden Corporation with a
crew of 30 aboard was beached by
Capt. B. Harrison Saturday evening
in Eagle Harbor on the peninsula
(Continued on page 8)
Gulf County Unemployed
Receive $750 During July
Unemployment compensation put
some $750 into Gulf county busi-
ness channels during July, accord-
ing to the state employment service.
Payments ranging from $5 to $15
per person fluctuated during the
month from 14 claimants the last
week to none during the third week.
Claimants averaged 8 per week.
During 1949 nearly $33,400 was
paid to Gulf county workers in un-
employment compensation. County
employers contributed almost $10,-
000 to the unemployment comnen-
sation fund, with the result that ap-
proximately $23,400 more was ',r'ent
in the county in the form of insur-
ance payments than was paid in the
visitors in Panama City Tuesday. form of insurance premiums.
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Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
Miss Nancy Campbell Becomes Bride of William H.
Howell Jr., In Impressive Candlelight Ceremony
Miss Nancy Campbell, daughter Hardy, who wore a navy blue sheer
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Campbell with white accessories and carried
of Miami, became the bride of Wil- a nosegay of white asters. Jack
Hammock performed the duties of
liani Henry Howell Jr., son of Mr. best man.
and Mrs. W. H. Howell of this city, The bride's mother wore a gown
in an impressive candlelight cere- of nile green crepe with white ac-
mony performed at 4 o'clock Fri- cessories, while the mother of the
day afternoon, August 11, in the groom wore a summer sheer with
home of the groom's parents, with brown accessories.
the Rev. Loyd Tubb, pastor of the A reception followed the service.
First Methodist Church, perform- Bridal figures surmounted the cake,
ing the double ring ceremony. &vhich was placed on a lace-covered
Large baskets of white gladioli table which bore as a centerpiece
and branched candelabra holding a bowl of roses flanked by candles
lighted tapers were placed against in silver candlesticks. The bride
a background of potted ferns to and groom cut the cake, which was
form a lovely setting for the ex- served by Miss Peggy Hardy. The
change of vows. The ceremony was punch bowl was presided over by
witnessed by members of the two Mrs. Donald Birath, sister of the
families and a few friends, groom.
"Always" and Lohengrin's Wed- Mrs. Howell is a graduate of Mi-
ding March were played softly by ami high school and spent, two
Miss Edwina Howell, sister of the
The bride was lovely in a gown
of white embroidered eyelet, balla-
rina length, with high neckline, self-
covered buttons and cap sleeves.
She wore a lace halo hat, and her
flowers were an old-fashioned bou-
Quet of white carnaitons and bache-
lor buttons. She was given in mar-
riage by her father. Attending her
as maid of honor was Miss Peggy
CHANGES MEETING DATE
The August meeting of the White
City Home Demonstration Club was
h el d recently a t the community
building with eight members pres-
During the business session Miss
Elizabeth Hudson, home demonstra-
tion agent, gave an interesting re-
port on the state council held last
month at Gainesville. At this time
the members voted to change the
meeting date and time of the club's
monthly meetings to the first Wed-
nesday of the month at 4:30 p. m. in
order that members who will be
working this fall may attend.
Highlight of the meeting was the
showing of a portable sewing screen
brought by Miss Hudson, who dem-
onstrated the "how to" of making
it. This screen is very useful for
the woman who wants to sew in
several different places. Miss Hud-
son also distributed valuable mat-
terial on "The Care of Clothing."
HOME DEMONSTRATION CLUB
AT OVERSTREET IN MEETING
The Overstreet Home Demonstra-
tion Club held its regular meeting
last Friday at the community build-
ing with the president, Mrs. R. B.
Hardy, in charge.
The meeting was opened with the
club song, "America the Beautiful,"
.followed with prayer by Mrs. S. P.
Davis. Following roll call and read-
ing of the minutes, reports were
given 'by the various chairmen and
a report on the 26th annual meet-
ing of the Florida State Council of
Home Demonstration Work, held
July 18-21 in Gainesville, was given
by Mrs. A. H. Cook. Plans for the
annual picnic were also discussed
at this time.
Miss Elizabeth Hudson, county
home, demonstration agent pro tem,
gave interseting demonstrations on
table setting and interior decorat-
ing, after which the usual social
hour was enjoyed by all.
ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham Jr., Pastor
Van B. Davis in charge
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
9:30 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer and
years at Florida State University,
Tallahassee. Mr. Howell is a gradu-
ate of the Port St. Joe high school,
spent one year at Gordon Military
College and three years in the ser-
vice of the coast guard. He is em-
ployed by the St. Joe Paper Com-
Following a brief honeymoon the
young couple are at home to their
friends at the Hammock apart-
ment on Woodward Avenue.
Return Home After Visit Here
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moore and
children left last Friday to return
to their home in Pensacola after a
visit of several days here with Mrs.
Moore's parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.
CARD OF THANKS
May we express our sincere grat-
itude and appreciation for the many
acts of kindness shown us during
the sudden and unexpected death
of our husband and father.
Mrs. Chas. Venart and family.
Gladiolus Circle Meets
With Mrs. Chas. Brown
The Gladiolus Circle of the Port
St. Joe Garden Club met last Fri-
day afternoon at the home of Mrs.
Charles Brown, with Mrs. H. R.
Maige as co-hostess.
A book on trees, given to the
Garden Club by Mrs. Roy Hallman,
was shown to the circle members,
and Mrs. I. C. Nedley exhibited pic-
tures of the recent flower show and
took orders for the pictures. The
circle at this time voted its ap-
proval of the controversial sections
of the new constitution which is to
be voted on at the general meeting
A program on oleanders and hy-
drangeas was presented by Mrs.
Franklin Jones who, at the conclu-
sion of her talk, gave rooted ole-
ander cuttings to the members. She
also gave each member a pamphlet
on hibiscus care.
Judges for the flower arrange-
ments were Mrs. Robert Bellows
and Mrs. G. E. Camp. First place
went to Mrs. Franklin Jones' ar-
rangement and second place to Mrs.
E. P. Lapeyrouse.
At the conclusion of the meeting,
cookies, sandwiches and coca-colas
were served to the following mem-
bers: Mrs. J. C. Belin, Mrs. Robert
Bellows, Mrs. Jim Bobbitt, Mrs. G.
E. Camp, Mrs. George Cooper, Mrs.
G. S. Croxton, Mrs. Franklin Jones,
Mrs. I. C. Nedley, Mrs. S. B. Witt
and Mrs. George Patton.
Alabamians Enjoy Deep Sea Trip
Mr. and Mrs. Garlin Gill and sons
Jerry and Wayne, and the Misses
Sara Nell and Ann Hartsfield of
Starett, Ala., spent several days
here this week with Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Evans. While here they went
deep sea fishing, had good luck,
and are looking forward to another
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
Old-Time Tent Revival
Corner Third Street and Long Avenue
Evangelist Reba Allen
and GOSPEL SINGING
All Denominations Cordially Invited
Mr. and Mrs. David E. Bright of
Kinard announce the birth of a son,
David Charles on August 12.
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Lovett of
Tallahassee are announcing the ar-
rival of a son, Byron Richard, on
Saturday, August 123.
Mr. and Mrs. James Claude Han-
Ion of Wewahitchka are the proud
parents of a son, born Wednesday,
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital.)
Make Sunday Trip
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hall and Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Evans spent Sunday
in Noma, Fla., where they visited J.
C. Evans. They also stopped at Blue
Springs and returned home by way
of Blountstown, where they visited
Mr. Hall's mother, Mrs. Alice Hall.
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THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1950
FRI DAY AUGUST 18, 190 TiSTARSPORTST.JEGUFCOUTYORIDAPAGE i THREE
PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB
Anyone interested in getting pic-
tures of the flower show-and the
pictures are very clear and good-
see Mrs. I. C. Nedley. She will take
Gardening in August is largely a
matter of maintenance. Keeping the
grass cut is the biggest job-and
how the grass grows with the fre-
quent showers! August is not a
month for fertilizing or planting;
however, the spider lily may be set
out this month, anud don't forget
that glad bulbs may be set out any
time until the middle of September
for blooms before frost.
If crepe myrtles are cut back in
August they will often put on a
fresh burst of bloom.
Coleus plants will remain thrifty
over a longer period of time if
flower spikes are prevented from
forming. At the first signs of bud-
ding, pinch out the potential spike.
Chrysanthemums are heavy feed-
ers, so they should be given occa-
sional applications of liquid manure
until the flower buds appear, then
fertilize once a week until the buds
show color. Stop fertilizing at this
If dahlias are cut back to about
half their growth after the first
crop of blooms, they will then pro-
duce a fine crop of fall blooms.
AZALEA CIRCLE MEETS AT
HOME OF MRS. BRODNAX
The Azalea Circle of the Port St.
Joe Garden Club met Friday of last
week at the home of Mrs. Kenneth
Brodnax, with the president, Mrs.
Don Birath, presiding.
1 Portions of the proposed new
.club constitution were read and dis-
cussed, after which the meeting
was turned over to Mrs. George
Wimberly, program chairman, who
gave a most interesting talk on cul-
ture of the gerbe ra, a plant from
Africa which is well suited to the
warm climate of this section.
At the conclusion of the meeting,
the hostess, assisted by Mrs. Gor-
don Thomas, served refreshments
of cake and punch to Mesdames J.
C. Arbogast, Don Birath, Otto An-
derson, B. W. Eells, Paul Blount,
G. F. Lawrence, Buck Griffin, Otis
Pyle, George Wimberly and Gordon
The door prize, a pair of garden-
ing gloves, was won by Mrs. Birath.
MRS. CHANDLERS HONORS
TWO SONS ON BIRTHDAYS
Mrs. Franklin Chandler enter-
tained last Friday afternoon at her
home on McClellan Avenue with a
birthday party honoring her two
sons, Franklin Jr., 8, and Victor, 7.
During the party the honorees
opened and admired their gifts, fol-
lowing which the small guests en-
joyed a number of games.
The hostess served refreshments
of cake, punch and ice cream to
Tom Martin Watts, Pat, Linda and
Chris Wilson, Freddie McLean, Jan
Rawls, Larry Jones, Sandra and
Paula Bass and Bobby Chandler. .
Sending a gift but not present
was Dianne Lay.
Taking In Cardinal-Pirate Series
Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Hurlbut and
son Kenneth write us that they at-
tended a series of ball games be-
tween the St. Louis Cardinals and
the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis,
Mo., and that they intended to take
in the series between the Cardinals
and Cincinnati Reds. They were ac-
companied to St. Louis by Mrs.
Hurlbut's brother and family, Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Mouchette and
daughter Debbie of Sikeston, Mo.
Spends Week-end In Montgomery
Mrs. J. B. Traweek spent last
week-end in Montgomery, Ala., vis-
iting with Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Mc-
The U. S. has about 140 tornadoes
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Many You'll Wear the Whole Year 'Round
Values up to $16.50. They're priced for the kill!
GET ON THE BAND WAGON EARLY!
Have A Swim for Less Than Half Price!
BEAUTIFUL SWIM SUITS
Values to $7.95! Every suit included in this sale!
ENDING A GLORIOUS SEASON ON
SUMMER BLOUSES and SHORTS
Plenty of time to wear 'em you have the jump on us now!
Every Pair On the "You Can Hardly Believe" Bargain Table!
a ii U
Values up to $8.95. You'll pick 'em up fast!
THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL GROUP OF
SHEER COTTON and SUN DRESSES
-lard to believe, but it's true better be the first one here!
SAVE ONE-THIRD ON YARD GOODS AT BOYLES!
EYELET BATISTE and PIQUE-----$1.00 yd.
SHEER PRINTED LAWNS ...- 2 yds. for $1.00
REMNANTS 25% OFF!
Here's A Repeat Offer On Our GREATEST TOWEL VALUE!
CANNON TOWELS 2 for $1.00
.We've sold dozens and dozens. There's not a better value anywhere
12 for $1.00
Guess We've Blowed More Over These Than Anything Else!
12 for $1.00
Good quality, full size that's why they sell out!
A SEASON CLEANUP!
Men, the Bargain Bell Is Ringing for You!
WASH PANTS $2.00
Sanforized Seersuckers and Cords offered below cost! All sizes!
MEN, HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A KILLING!
Rayon Gabardines and Tropicals, Nylon Rayon and Cotton Cords
all cut to the skin!
ONLY 19 TO GO. .. YOU'LL PROBABLY BE LUCKY!
One Price. $14.00
Values up to $29.50 what more could we say?
MEN, YOU'LL LIKE THIS TRIPLE PLAY!
S3 YES, THREE SPORT SHIRTS
You'll say it's the best buy ever if not, let 'em alone!
ONE SAD TABLE
MEN'S AND BOYS' SWIM TRUNKS
Yes, they're sad because we're giving 'em away!
ONE CRYING TABLE MEN'S LONG SLEEVE
SPORT SHIRTS and DRESS SHIRTS-.- --$2.00
Yes, they're crying because they're worth dollars more they
think we're crazy you will, too!
HERE'S TWO DOLLAR DAYS HOUSEHOLD SPECIALS!
Luxurious CHENILLE SPREADS-----$4.00
Crisp, Permanent Finish
ORGANDY CURTAINS Pair-----$4.00
Yes, luxury and quality at a low price. Take a look and you'll see!
YOU'LL HAVE DOLLARS LEFT TO PUT IN IT!
SUMMER PURSES All One Price $1.00
A BABY SPECIAL THAT'S TOO GOOD TO DESCRIBE!
DIAPER SHIRTS-Hand Embroidered-$ 1.00 ea.
MADE TO SELL FOR $1.49
9 SPECIAL COMPANION FEATURE 0
$1.00 CREDIT ON ALL FALL DRESSES, SUITS
AND COATS DURING DOLLAR DAYS!
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THE. STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1950
PAGE FOUR THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 195@
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, Proof Reader and Bookkeeper
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
ONE YEAR $2.00 SIX MONTHS $1.00
THREE MONTiHS $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
IT'S ALWAYS UP TO THE DOUGHBOY
The fracas in Korea has demonstrated a fact
that many of us, including highly-placed mili-
tary men, had tended to forget-that there can be
two kinds of war.
Up to the time that North Korea sent her
troops pouring across the 38th parallel, we had
been thinking of a war of amazing machines
which would wreak death and destruction on a
huge scale and at vast distances. A button would
be pushed, and an atom bomb or a guided mis-
sile would be on its way toward the target. It
would be a war of science and technology. In
fact, some thought it might be a war in which a
decision would be reached without any ground
action at all, and without opposing troops com-
ing face to face.
How wrong everyone has been! The man with
the gun in hand is doing the fighting. We were
a doughboy in World War I, and many is the
weary mile we slogged through the everlasting
mud, many the night we stood guard in ice cold
water up over our shoe tops, many the meal we
missed. The same thing is happening to-
day with our boys in Korea. The importance of
the individual soldier is supreme-if one man
fails, disaster to many may follow.
Yep, it's still the doughboy and the GI Joe
who bears the brunt of the battle, no matter how
many high-falutin' gimcracks the experts have
dreamed up to knock off their fellow men.
FIGHTING THE HOARDER
A short time ago, in the little town of Oswego,
Oregon, the members of a church passed a reso-
lution which said, in part: "RESOLVED: That we
. protest in every possible manner all profi-
teering, scare-buying and hoarding.
"That we renounce all individual gains which
must be had at the expense of general -security.
"That we pledge ourselves neither by word or
deed to contribute to fear or hatred, being aware
that the present emergency challenges our moral
as well as physical courage. .
"That we urge all like-minded citizens to join
us in this resolution."
We would like to see churches and civic or-
ganizations of Port St. Joe pass similar resolu-
tions.- in fact it would be a great thing for this
country if, at this critical moment, resolutions of
this character were to have national circulation
and adherence. There can be no excuse for the
hoarder, and he deserves only contempt. He un-
dermines his country. He brings on scarcity for
every honest and patriotic person.
The highest officials have said that there is
plenty of goods for all, and that rationing and
kindred controls are not needed.
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Byrd Released After Inquest
Following a coroner's inquest and
hearing at Wewahitchka Tuesday,
W. D. Byrd, seaman, was released
for lack of evidence in the death of
Claude G. Williams, also a seaman,
of Houston, Texas, whose body was
found on the highway near High-
land View. George Williamson, held
on a hit-and-run charge in Williams
death, was released on $500 bond.
Andrew Preston Martin, son of
Mrs. Willie Ola Upshaw of Port St.
Joe, and Miss Eloise Avaryee Col-
lier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed-
ward Collier of Crescent City, were
united in marriage Sunday, August
11, at 8 o'clock in the First Baptist
Church of Crescent City. Following
a honeymoon in New Orleans, the
young couple will be at home to
their friends in this city, where Mr.
Martin is employed by the A. N.
It was announced this week by
Secretary Roy Williams of the St.
Joe Lions Club that the organiza-
tion had temporarily disbanded due
to lack of interest on the part of
Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Harrell are
announcing the birth of a 6%-pound
boy, Michael Brooks, on August 12.
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Minus are an-
nouncing the arrival of a 7-pound
son on August 13.
Mr. and Mrs. Buck Griffin of Ken-
ney's mill are the parents of a 71/4-
pound son, born August 14..
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sullivan (nee
Adelaide Hardy) of Panama City
announce the birth of a daughter
on Thursday, August 8.
On Duty In Germany
Pfc. W. M. Traweek, with the
army air force, last week called his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Tra-
week, from Fort Dix, N. J., inform-
ing them that he was leaving by
air at that time for Germany.
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A Lot of Cross Ties
Florida produced enough cross
ties during 1948 to fill nearly
5,000 standard railroad cars, or
build 500 miles of track.
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wheel cylinders checked front wheel
bearings adjusted and lubricated .foot
and hand brake adjusted brake pedal
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Special price for limited time only!
Come in today.
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a GENUINE FORD PARTS
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
WHEN A GIRL WON'T GO
TO HER MOTHER.. when she
goes to her girl friend with her "troubles"
S^ -then her Parents have failed in their
sacred duty! This grand picture brings
Mother and Daughter-Father and Son
.. ... closer together!
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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Star Classitied Ads Bring Uuick Kesults
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1950;
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Moose Home Takes
Care of Children
Mother of Four Pays Tribute To
Organization for Help
G. F. Lawrence of the Port St.
Joe Moose Lodge asks us to print
the following letter from the mother
of four children educated and cared
for at Mooseheart, children's home
of the order. The letter speaks for
"To the Loyal Order of Moose
The World Over: We, the Maxwell
family, wish to give thanks to
each and every member of this
wonderful organization, all over
the world, and our own Lodge 588
at Montpelier, Idaho.
"For the past 15 years we have
resided at Mooseheart. We also
want to thank the Women of the
Moose-wherever they are located
in the different states of our Union--
for your kindness and love in the
sending of gifts and cards and other
remembrances since our coming
to the 'Child City' on August 20,
"From its halls, church and
schools and through its gates, three
of us children and our Mom have
entered and gone. And now .
on the 24th day of June, the baby
of our family will be leaving the
'Child City' of Mooseheart. It is
practically the only home she has
known. She entered its gates and
into the protection of the Moose
when just 22 years old. Now at
the age of 1712 years, she will gradu-
ate from its sheltering doors.
"We appreciate all the wonderful
things which have been our privi-
lege, as citizens of Mooseheart, to
enjoy. The campus from kindergar-
ten to high school, its warm, lazy
days of boating,, swimming and
fishing in the summer; the golden
days of the harvest in the fall,
and the dazzling whiteness of new-
fallen snow of the winter.
"The 'baseball games, football
and basketball, the band excur-
sions, the moving pictures, and our
dances. The thoughtfulness of our
teachers, the kindness and guid-
ance of our house mothers and
cooks, the tender care of the
nurses when we were ill in the
hospital, the knowledge of know-
ing our doctor was right on hand,
with his kind words which assured
us that everything was all right.
The teaching from our clergyman,
Rev. Payne, and the love from
Father Laffey, who helped guide
our feet along the uncertain years.
The helping hand from our super-
intendents,- who were never too
busy to listen to our problems and
companionship of all the girls and
boys that we grew up with .
forming close associations. Yes,
indeed, we were all brothers and
"To each of these, who helped
us in our life at Mooseheart, we
pay tribute, and say 'thank you' for
all that you have done to help us
grow from youngsters to young
men and women. You will always
live in our memory, and our days
there will always be a happy re-
"We, as a Mooseheart family,
consider it a very fortunate day
when our father, George R. Max-
well, signed his name to the appli-
cation form which made him a
member of the Loyal Order of
Moose in April 1924, just 26 years
ago. We are certain that nowhere
else can one obtain snch wonder-
ful family protection as member-
ship in the Loyal Order of Moose
provides, and we feel quite quali-
fied to speak!
"As graduates of Mooseheart we
sincerely thank you fcr your loyal
support, thoughtfulness and kind-
nesses, not only to us but to all
the other mothers and children
who have and do now, reside un-
der your protecting care.
"God bless each and every one
of you, far and wide, wherever you
make your home.
"Sincerely and respectfully yours,
Clifford Dean Maxwell
Cyril Don Maxwell
Muriel LaRue Maxwell
Joan Adair Maxwell
and their "Mom" Bessie Maxwell
Tarwater, of Montpelier, Idaho."
Sawlogi Brought In
Although 49 percent of all lunm-
ber produced in Florida during 1948
was produced in the northwest sec-
tion of the state, 15 percent of the
sawlogs consumed in meeting this
production were hauled from other
sections and from out of state.
The color arrangement of fruits
and vegetables on market display
shelves may encourage or discour-
NOTICE OF REG'"-/'R MUNICIPAL
Color Blind Men ELECTION
Men are five times as likely as Notice is hereby given that a Municipal
women to be color blind. Maybe 1le. tion for the election of two City Com-
iss;..si'cs in !r lul terms of two ears for
that's why they can't appreciate the city of Port St. Joe, F:or'.ii will be
those gift ties. ii:d i' the City Hall in the City of Port St.
Joe, Florida, on Tuesday, September 5, 1950.
The poils will open at 8:00 o'clock A. M.
NOTICE OF REGISTRATION iand clause at 7:00 o'clock I'. M1. Eastern
Notice is herby given that the Registra- sttandari '!'i le
tion Books of the City of Port St. .Joe, Flor- B. H. DICKENS. Jr.,
ida, will be open for the purpose of regis- S11 9-1 City Auditor and Clerkl
tration of all qualified electors who are qual- )
ified under Ordinance No. 107X and Chap-
ter 24836, Law's of Florida, Acts of 1947. NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME
Said books will be opened on August 16, Noace is Il.eby gIlen t11 I 'lsUant tio
1950, and will remain open r ** -* **...... Chapter 2095 Lws of I F.cda. Acts ol
purposes until August 25, 1950, i 1941, the undersigned persons intend to
hours of 9:00 o'clock A. M. ald 12:00 ;e' ,sneli wt] tinc ( ,e-ik (, ti, i, r i
o'clock noon, anil 2:00 o'clock M. aind of (,Gulf1 County, lortida, tour wee-ks after
5:00 o'clock P1 M. each day except Sundays the first publication of Ithis no'i.e. tie fir-
and ho.idays. titious or trade name under which they will
All lpei-ois desiring to register shall call be ;iiigel In liusines- anll in which saiid
at thie City Hall for such purpose. business is to be carried on, to-wit: KEN-
H. 11. DICKENS, Jr., NEY & BYRlD COMPANY, Port St. Joe, Flor-
S-4 1: I .... .. Officer, ida. First publication July 28, 1950.
18 (, i .r St. Joe, Florida. 7-28 BASIL E. KENNEY, Jr.
S-1S THOMAS M. BYRI).
NOTICE OF BOND SALE
Sealed bils will lie received by the City NOTICE OF REGISTRATION BOOKS OPEN 1
of Port St Joe, Florida, at the City Hall in The county registration books will be (' Ipin
Port St. Joe, Florida, until 11:00 o'clock in the following precincts beginning August
\. M., EST, on the 29thi day of August, 1950, 7 and wil! close September 5. Anyone who
at which time anll place all bids received will is not registered do so while the books are
he publicly opened and read aloud, for the in your precincts if you desire to vote in
purchase of general i.l,. ,.; .. bonds (refund- the general l Election.
ing bonds) of thie 'l'.. '.Port St. Joe, Precincts I and 2, Wewaliitchka-Court
Florida, in L.. ..... ... ii,, ,al aioul t House, Mrs. C. G Rish.
of Ninety TI...... I .... .I) Dollars; Precinct No. 3, Dalkeith- Mrs. Walter
which bonds shall lie dated tile first day of Crutchfield, home.
laniuay 1!)511, in the denomination of One precinct No 4, Overstreet-Mrs. Roland
IThlousalnd l)ollars each, nunmberd 'from 1 to 'Hardy.
91), both inclusive, in order of maturity and. Precinct No. 5, Highland View-Mr. W.
sh all biar interest at the rate of four t. Weeks. postoftice.
(4%) per cent'per annumn andl evidenced by I precinct No. 6, White City--Mrs. George
interst coupons attached to said bonds, and aIllitper. store.
-hall be payable on the first days of Janu- I'recinct No. 7, Kenney's Mill-Mrs. Ivey
ary and Jluly' of each ye'ar from date thereof Wi'liams, home.
until paid, aind said boils shall mature se- 'reciint No. 8, North Port St. Joe-Mrs
really oi the first day of January of each .;.\C. lridgeoni, thone.
year as follows: Precinct No. 9, South Port St. Joe-Mrs.
Prineilpal Principal i Roy F. gaskinn, homiie. /
Year M-atuit Year Matuity MRS. C. G. RISH,
1951 ..:..$5,000 00 1959 .... $7,001.00 8- 1 S Supervisor of Registration.
1952... 5,000.00 1960 .... 7,000.00
1953 .... 5,000.00 1961.... .7,000.00 NOTICE TO CREDITORS
19,55 .... 6,00.00 1963 .... 7,000.00 IN 'HE. CiOUNTY JUDGE'S COURT, GULF
1056.. 6,000.00 1964.... 7,000.00 COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN PROBATE.
1957 ... 6,000.00 1963 .... 2,000.00 In re: The Estate of M. A. HILL, Deceased.
1058 ...- 7,000 00 All creditors of the estate of M. A. HIill,
The right shall be reserved to call for pay- deceased, are hereby notified and required to
ment and to redeem on the first day of Jan- -file any claims or demands which they may
Sary 1960, or on ally interest date thliereaf- have against said estate, in the office of lthe
'er, a lny henis of said issue maturing during County Judge of Gulf County, Florida, in the
the years 1961 to 1035, both inclusive, atcourthouse lit Wcwatitchka. Florida, w ithi
Iar )lus a accrued interest to date of redemip- I ght (S) calendar months from iie date of
tion. Both principal and interest of said the first Publication of this notice Each
hoInds shall be payable in lawful money of claim or demand minust be in writing and
hie United states at The Florida National must state the place of residence and post- s
Bank of Jacksonville, Florida. office address tf tihe claimant and must he
The approving opinion of Giles J. P'atter- sworn toI by the claimant, his agent or his
on, Esq. attorney, of Jacksonvile. Florida. rey, i illbecoeoiaccording
will be fiurnislied to the purchaser without to law.
-harge. August 3, 19510.
Said City reserves the right to waive for- Ol)ILL HIIL,,
nalities aiid to re-iect any and -l hids. Adininistratrix ot the Estate
CITY OF t PORT `T.JOE, FLO I)DA, of 31. A. Hill, deceased.
;ttest: By J C. HELIN, CECIL, G. COiSTIN, h,., 8-4 25
3t. H. DICKENS, kJr., Maor. Attoriiy for Adiniiistr'ti.ix.
-ity Auditor aId Cler'k. 8-1 s 21 -l iast publication oi lAugust 4, 1950.
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1950
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Editor The Star:
You no, most folks bigger that
there granmammy and granpappy
wuz skookum people. But whut I
choose to pop off my bazoo about
now : that monst of u1 azi:' in the r1i'-yiuns of "-naled :ft-hande i ;.in' f a' r.''.kna sr expenses on your tirtype.
same klass fear n.urd'.e- i guad .-:eument. As we gaze across ak un:t our crops is already too big, Yours
O' ho enC::, a n uz' t;'fu:ur :.h :ce:nS ai I find jist how little i.,v' happens. Them other sena-
Sthers. Now don't gi: mad-and quit we have in the way of ekwipment: ori. h:jwl hui down.
readin'-mein')be il s:,- ut.h-i. a' nd wepn'' fra: our ptst 5 yeers It wudn't be much of a victory in Vacationin
We gotta win our Ne' War-'in- : pendiu' of a';und si:ty biilyun K:oryea ti lick them Kommunists Mr. and M
fer same, everybudily is-regard- on defense whut is cooking' on the .. then find we bin donation' our son Blair lef
less of kost. ut wh bile were a home frunt now, today? It shore is time, and wake up with Govt. own- vacation with
pouring' out dinero f-re g'uns and Im- Soshulism comic i' in at the bak P:ht-hp and Sohulism sitting' in the in West Poi
imunashun. we shulli': be cripp)lin' door-th Govtrr. is margin' ftr'ther I ',:e hcr at home. Granmammy Carolina.
our effort-and n, ;1he 'j0; a ito everything. When su-n s-niator nd -'*anpap'py wudn't have bin
Stoughir-by a ls: po -urin' out other -ays, as a beginin', let's kut out ilikk-red in s-ch fashun- not on It pays to
with the lowdown,
g In North Carolina
rs. S. B. Shuford and
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h relatives and friends
nt, Ga., and in North
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1950
S r a s year 1949 saw a slight reversal of Freeport visited here with friends
More FIoridians downward trend, as 22,039 couples and relatives last week-end.
were wed. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Byrd and
cutting F ith In June was the most popular mar- daughter Betty left last week for
riage month so far this year, with Columbus, Ga., where Mr. Byrd has
2,934 couples getting hitched, as accepted a position.
DOUble Harness compared with 2,384 marriages for The Misses Vivian Nell Barbee
June of 1949. and Wynell Tharpe returned home
Total of marriages for the other last Sunday after spending the past
First 6 Months of Year Finds months, with 1950 figures given two months in Fort Myers visiting
'3000 More Couples Wed first, include: January, 1,693 and relatives.
Than Same Period In '49 1,577; February, 2,128 and 1,665; Mrs. R. 0. Wester and daughter
March, 2,240 and 1,684; April, 2,488 Frances returned last Sunday after
Floridians seem to be putting and 1,880; May, 2,140 and 1,469. spending two weeks in Georgia vis-
more faith in matrimony as a way a iting Mrs. Wester's mother.
of life if figures compiled by the E NIIEY'S MILL NEWS Carl Kelley of Apalachicola was
bureau of vital statistics of the ILL Nvisiting friends here last Friday.
state board of health are a reliable By MRS. GUS SIMPLER Curtis Guertin spent Sunday and
barometer of the romantic urge. Monday visiting with friends and
For this first six months of this Mrs. J. N. Dobbs left for Miami relatives in Bristol.
year, 13,623 couples elected to travel Thursday of last week where she Elmer Hance spent the week-end
in double harness, as compared to is spending three weeks with her in Quincy. He was accompanied on
10,659 couples during the first six son and family, Mr. and Mrs. "Pee his return by Mrs. Hance and two
months of 1949, Everett Williams, Wee" Dobbs. She was accompanied daughters, Marian and Deliah, who
vital statistics bureau chief, said, by her daughter, Rosebud Dobbs, had been visiting with Mrs. Hance's
or 31% ahead of the similar six- of Pensacola. |mother for two weeks.
month period in 1949. Mrs. Johnny McComb and Mrs. Miss Mary Wester is visiting rel-
"We can say," he added, "that Ida Brown spent the week-end in atives in Georgia this week.
'war fever' is not responsible for Careyville visiting with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Jones and son
this gratifying increase in Florida Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Knight of Glenn spent the week-end in Jack-
marriages for the first six months, Blountstown visited last Tuesday wsonvillelatives and ugustiend visitin
sincethe Korean conflict did not at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus with relatives and friends.
begin until June 25 and conse- Simpler. Mrs. Louis Thompson and chil-
quently was little or no factor in dren, Wayne and Rebecca, and Miss
the marriage market during the Mrs. Rosa Anders and grandson Louvaughn Tharpe returned Mon-
first half of 1950. Charles are spending this week at day to their home in Millville after
"What effect the Korean war will Careyville. spending several days here visiting
have on marriages cannot be pre- Mrs. Wesley Harnsby was taken with relatives.
dicted accurately, but we think it to the municipal hospital Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Amones and
safe to assume that marriages will for a major operation. We are glad
follow the path set in the years of to report that she is improving and
World War II." will be home this week-end.
War is a powerful stimulus to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Tharpe and
the urge to get married. In 1940, children spent Sunday in Apalachi-
for instance, marriages in Florida I cola visiting relatives and friends.
totaled 32,709. The figures climbed Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Sansom and
steadily during the early war years children motored to Millville Sat-
to a peak of 53,912 in 1943. After jurday and spent the week-end with
that a gradual decline set in, sink- Mr. and Mrs. Louis Thompson.
ink to 21,510 marriages in 1948. The I Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Clemons of
daughter, Mrs. Johnny Faulk and
small son Sammy visited with rela-
tives in Pensacola last week.
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Visit In Marianna
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Cason and
SMrs. C. C. Parker spent a few days
'this week in Marianna, guests of
Mrs. J. V. Lamb and family.
i Week-end Visitors
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Goodson and
children, Rhea and Frankie, of
Holmes county, visited here last
week-end with Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Dr. Charles Reicherter
RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
Hours 8 to 5 Phone 5665
PANAMA CITY, FLA.
Closed Wednesday Afternoon.
We'll make that radio
Let us fix up that bicycle
, Western Auto Associate
Mental patients are best helped
if they want to be helped.
FOR CITY COMMISSIONER
I wish to announce my candidacy
for City Commissioner, Group 4. I
am deeply interested in making
Port St. Joe a progressive city and
if elected I pledge my support of
all measures which will makeours
a better community in which to live.
VISIT OUR BABY
Baby Beds and Play
JOHN ROBERT SMITH
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
PHONE 5 PORT ST. JOE
3elieve Ai or no&...
No, we're nbt kidding. It's because the weather
is so hot that we say, "It's Freezin' Time!" Lool
at it this way: you want to bake often because
your families enjoy homemade pies, cakes, roll:
and biscuits; you don't want to bake often be
cause it makes you, and the house, even hotter.
Wouldn't you rather do lots of baking the first
coo! day that comes along store it all in
your electric food freezer and thaw it out,
crisp, golden and delicious, any day you like .
even weeks later? See your appliance dealer
today and learn more about the advantages of
owning a food freezer there are lots of them!
NOW IS THE TIME TO TRADE
your present car may never again be worth what we will give you!
J UST 5 minutes behind the wheel
of today's big Dodge and
you'll discover roominess far
costlier cars can't match... head
room, leg room, shoulder room
that lets you ride easier, more
comfortably, mile after mile.
Drive the new Dodge today!
You'll get handling and driv-
ing case that you'll want to make
your own for keeps.
You'll feel the flashing power
of the big "Get-Away" Engine
. the silken smoothness of
Fluid Drive. And you'll sense
the ruggedness ... the famous
dependability, that belongs to
Dodge and Dodge alone.
NEW BIGGER VALUE
a i'f a v do.-an ,nore
Mfa,7 Me fowes-pricedcars
FLORIDA POWER CORPORATION
McGOWIN MOTOR COMPANY Baltzell Avenue and Fourth Street
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1950
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(Continued from page 1)
and the crew made shore safely by
swimming through the churning
seas. The vessel was pounded to
pieces and the total loss, including
equipment, was set at $30,000.
"The storm did more damage at
Apalachicola than at any other
point, tearing roofs from a number
of buildings along the riverfront,
pounding boats against the docks
and flooding buildings and streets
bordering on the river. The second
story of one dwelling was blown
off and hundreds of trees uprooted.
"Considerable damage was also
reported at Panama City, but com-
plete reports were not available as
The Star went to press."
Nearly all hurricanes that have
visited Florida (78 in the past 64
years) have had tornadoes, Apa-
lachicola having had one a couple
of years ago. In every case they
ROOM FOR GENTLEMEN-Twin
beds, innerspring mattresses, con-
stant hot water. See E. M. Spear,
Bus Terminal. 1*
APARTMENTS Two 2-bedroom
furnished apartments. Mrs. R. A.
Costin, phone 204. 8-11 18c
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
HEATER-Circulating oil heater,
with 2 oil drums and stand. Rea-
onable. Mrs. Chas. Venart, phone
CLARINET-Pedler b-flat, just like
new. Also girl's used bicycle.
Mrs. Richard Porter, phone 10. 25*
USED OUTBOARD MOTORS
Good, bad, indifferent., All makes,
models and prices. Brooks Sporting
Goods Store. 1-27tf
WANTED TO BUY
CAR WANTED-Model "A" coupe
or roadster, in good condition.
Phone 51. 8-18tf*
,Salary and commission. High
school graduate preferred. Parker's
On and after August 18, 1950, I
will no longer be responsible for
any debts contracted by anyone but
8-18 9-1c Lamar Aultman.
RADIO AND BICYCLE Repair De-
partment is now added to our line
of service. Reasonable prices and
good service. Let us do your re-
pairs WESTERN AUTO ASSOCI-
ATE STORE. 8-25*
DRESSMAKING, Alterations, Cur-
tains. Prices ranging from $1.50
up. I will make one dress free for
any customer bringing me 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. ATi 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, I. 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Elwyn Blount, N. G Mary
Weeks, Secretary. *
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
>ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
A meetings 2nd and 4th FrI-,
^.Q\ devs each month, 8:00 p. m.
dMembers urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. W. A.
Roberts, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
have occurred in the outer edge of
the hurricane circulation and not
near the "eye." Most of these have
been narrow in width and have had
rather short paths, but have been
very destructive in the areas cov-
It has been proved that it is pos-
sible to protect life and property
from hurricanes, and it is especi-
ally true that all who avail them-
selves of sound shelter have little
to fear. Practically all deaths from
hurricanes have been the result of
failure to stay in shelter or heed
A hurricane can be detected in
advance by careful observers. But
this is possible only when they are
trained to recognize the signs and
are able to determine when wea-
ther conditions are normal.
The most reliable way to keep in-
formed about the possible arrival
of a hurricane is through hurricane
warnings and advices issued by the
U. S. Weather Bureau.
Southern pulp and paper com-
panies have 425 professional forest-
ers on their payrolls.
ALDAY ENTERS PLEA
(Continued from page 1)
bezzlement in the theft of four tires
from the St. Joe Land & Develop-
Leroy Gavins pleaded guilty to a
charge of breaking and entering
with intent to commit a felony, and
was sentenced to five years at hard
labor in the state prison at Raiford.
Vernon Bowen and L. T. Mon-
ford, charged with armed robbery,
and Leroy Hicks and John Simp-
son, charged with grand larceny,
will face trial next Monday. Hicks
failed to appear in court and was
ordered re-arrested after his bond
had been estreated.
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walk, was sacrificed to second by
Calhoun, went third on Sabo's wild
throw and came home on Lambert's
single, and in the fourth when Pete
McLeod socked one over the wall
for the only homer of the game.
As is usual, Manager Al Sabo
continually protested decisions and
almost every inning saw him the
center of a "rhubarb."
Palm trees may become a future
source of sugar.
Guests From Atlanta
Mrs. W. A. Pate (nee Marianne
Lewis) and son Albert of Atlanta,
Ca., are the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Carr and Mr. and Mrs. Mel
LeHARDY'S BAR i
COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
24-HOUR AMBULANCE SERVICE
601 Long Avenue Phone 326 Day or Night
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE
yj We recommend fire Insurance because Its easy to start a fire
0/ u BUCK ALEXANDER
YoU GET AT
W HEN you drive into a service station, you're looking
for complete "transportation".. not just gasoline alone.
You expect-in addition to gasoline and motor oil-
service to your windshield, tires, battery and radiator that
will assure you carefree trouble-free transportation until
you again need gasoline.
It is because Standard Oil service stations and dealers
go all out in rendering these services so necessary to
trouble-free transportation ... as well as offer you most
for your money in performance and mileage in Crown and
Crown Extra Gasolines ... that Standard Oil products
lead is popularity in Florida.
AND WHY THEY
LEAD IN SALES
Remember-gasoline represents less than half of the
cost of operating the average car. The pennies you save
on an unknown, inferior gasoline may cost you dollars
For lowest cost transportation-patronize your neigh.
borhood Standard Oil dealer.
STANDARD OIL'S FLORIDA salaries and commis-
sions ... additions to and maintenance of Florida plants
and equipment licenses and taxes, including product
taxes which we collected and paid to State of Florida au-
thorities, amounted to over SEVENTEEN MILLION DOLLARS
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
J. LAMAR MILLER
Port St. Joe Agent
THESTRPORT ST. CGL ONY LRD
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1950