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VOLUME XIII PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBERPG1950 NUMBER 49
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Saints Take Three
In A Row To Grab
Baseball Season Ended Fri-
day As Oystermen
Drop Tilt 8-1
The Port St. Joe Saints, top-rank-
ing team of the Gulf Coast League
for the regular season, walked off
with the mythical pennant last Fri-
day night at Centennial Field by
defeating the Apalachicola Oyster-
men 8-1 for the third straight vic-
tory in the best-three-out-of-five
The Saints made all their coun-
ters in the second inning off the
hurling of George Martinez, Cuban
moundsman. Belin got on with a
single through short and was fol-
lowed by Pete McLeod who took
two bags on a long hit to center.
The Oystermen were afraid of Tom
Mitchell, known for his hitting in a
pinch, and deliberately handed him
a walk, apparently hoping for a
.double play or a forceout at home.
However, much to their horror,
Weisenbach lined one out through
second to drive in Belin and Mc-
Leod;. Mitchell then came in as
Howell at third missed the throw
from centerfield, and Weisenbach
-went on to third. Moose Cowart
then doubled to the left field wall,
and Weisenbach came in for the
At this paint, Martinez was re-
lieved by-'"L.sfy" Coe, who walked
Howie Calhoun aid pi.ut Laitbert on
first when he overthrew -ir'st after
fielding Lambert's sacrifice bunt,
Cowart coming home on the play.
Price fanned for the first out, and
the second out came as Lambert
was caught off second after Greasy
Gresham hit directly to the second
baseman. Belin walked and McLeod
singled to center, allowing Calhoun
and Gresham to cross the plate.
Mitchell put a Texas Leaguer into
left field to bring in Belin, and the
merry-go-round ended as Weisen-
bach fouled out to Buchanan at
first, being the thirteenth man to
come to .the plate during the inn-
Keith took the mound for Apa-
lachicola in the fifth after St. Joe
almost scored again in the fourth,
and held the Saints scoreless for
the remainder of the game, giving
up two hits and walking two men.
The Oystermen made their lone
tally in the eighth when Wagner
singled, advanced on Bennefield's
two-bagger and came home as Price
failed to field Belin's throw from
third of Grantham's grounder.
Calhoun went the route for St.
Joe, giving up six hits, striking out
five men and issuing five walks.
Enrolls In Missouri College
A new student from Port St. Joe,
who has been accepted for admis-
sion at. Stephens College in Colum-
bia, Mo., where the 118th fall term
will open September 11, is Miss
Betty Otto Anderson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Anderson.
Navy Recruiter Coming To City
A recruiter from the navy re-
cruiting substation at Tallahassee
will be in Port St. Joe next Thurs-
day, September 7, at the postoffice
between 10 a. m. and 1 p. n.
Drivers' Licenses Go On Sale
Drivers' licenses are now on sale
at the office of George Tapper in
Port St. Joe and at the office of
Judge Earl Pridgeon in Wewa.
Three Injured in
Three-Car Smashup "
Rev. Allen, Accompanied By Five i
Children, Crashes Car Into Rear
of Truck Parked On Road ,1.
The editor of The Star last
week kidded Bill Linton. our
county service officer, over the
fact that he had picked up a
case of mumps. Now it's
*. our turn to kid ourselves o+
While returning Saturday night we've got the shingles and 0.
from a Youth Fellowship meeting o. we don't think very highly of a
at Mount Calvary camp grounds 'em. That's the alibi for this .4
near Pensacola, Rev. S. J. Allen ad-crowded six-page issue *:4
rammed his car into the rear end .- we just don't care to work (al- *
of a truck loaded with palm trees e though our wife says that's a
parked on the highway about 35 chronic condition).
miles west of Panama City. He was 4 'Tis said that shingles aren't o.
accompanied by four of his children, catching. but it seems a bit pe- o
George, Mary, Becky and Esther Al- + c b i e a b p
George, Mary, Becky and Esther Al-* culiar to us that our wife just .
len, and Frances Smith. l a recently got over a similar af- *
Rev. Allen, who was badly bat- fiction. ,
tered and bruised, states that he
was too dazed to know what went
on after the crash, but that the
youngsters got out of the car while
he was pinned in by the steering
wheel. While he was still in the
car another car, apparently travel-
ing at a high rate of speed. rammed
into the rear of his car.
Mary suffered severe cuts about
the face and head and a fractured
arm, while George suffered a broken
arm. The other three girls escaped
with slight bruises.
Luckily, said Rev. Allen, all the
children were asleep and relaxed,
otherwise they might have been se-
verely injured or perhaps killed.
The car was a complete loss, the
front and rear ends being tele-
scoped and the top crushed in.
Rev. Allen stated that he was in-
formed later that the driver of the
second car had turned in his dam-
aged vehicle, purchased a new car
and continued on ,his vacation trip.
According to Allen, the' parked
truck had no tail light nor were
there any flares on the highway. It
was driven by two negroes.
Kiwanis To Observe
National Kids' Day
Funds Raised In Annual Event Will
Go To Fund for Underpriv-
The formation of a special Na-
tional Kids' Day committee of the
Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club was an-
nounced yesterday by G.. F. Law-
rence, president of the local organi-
The committee, which will handle
all activities for the local celebra-
tion of Kids' Day, Saturday, Sep-
tember 23, has elected as its chair-
man, C. J. Brownf. Other committee
members are Gordon Hallmark, J.
C. Culpepper, John Robert Smith,
John Blount and Harry McKnight.
Brown states that funds raised in
the Kids' Day effort will go to the
undei'priveleged children's fund.
Details of the method to be used
in raising these funds will be re-
vealed next week, Brown added.
MASONIC MEETING POSTPONED
G. C. Adkins, secretary of the lo-
cal Masonic lodge, announces that
no meeting will be held on Sep-
tember 8 due to visitation of the
0. E. S. A special meeting will be
held on September 15, with work in
the M. M. degree.
Named Secretary of Organization
At a recent meeting of the Jack-
sonville chapter of the Florida So-
ciety of Medical Technologists, Miss
Willa Dea Lowery was elected sec-
retary-treasurer of that organiza-
tion. She is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Lowery of Kenney's
Mill and is a bacteriologist with the
Slcayer of Deputy
Mose Hill Given
Defendant Dazed By Result
of Trial; Attorney Will
The two-day trial of Emmanuel
Alday, held for the fatal beating of
Deputy Sheriff Mose Hill at High--
land View on May 10 as the officer
sought to arrest him on a minor
charge, ended dramatically at 4:30
p. m. last Friday in Wewahitchka
when the jury returned a verdict
of guilty without recommendation
of mercy and Cir6uit' Courf Judge
E. Clay Lewis Jr., immediately im-
posed the death sentence. The 50-
year-old defendant seemed dazed
by the outcome of the trial.
Making up the jury were Henry
Geddie, Bert Cox, Clint Thursby,
W. Farris, J. C. Daniels, George St.
Claire, James Guilford, Jack Con-
nell, Marvin Pitts, W. M. Howell,
Robert Creamer and Howard Mc-
Kinnon, with M. G. Brock standing
by as an alternate juryman.
The case was prosecuted by Mer-
cer Spear, states attorney, and J.
Frank Adams, Blountstown lawyer.
It is understood that Davis Ram-
sey, attorney for Alday, has filed a
motion for a new trial, but as we
went to press we had not learned
whether or not Judge Lewis had
granted or denied the petition. We
understand that Ramsey has stated
he will file an appeal to the state
supreme court if Judge Lewis de-
nies the motion.
New Social Security
Scale Effective Oct. 1
Pensions Go Up for Those Now Re-
ceiving Them Or Who Will
Receive Them In Future
People now drawing social secur-
ity old-age pensions, or who will be
getting them soon, are wondering
what it will mean in doll.ir3 nd
cents as, starting ) O..t 1. pension._
go up without exLepnon for every.
one now receiving them or who'll
receive them in Ifuture.
This increase will affect the size
of every pension, from top to bot-
tom, but the increase is not the
same all along the line. The low-
est pensions are doubled, and the
highest are increased by about one-
For example: In August the low-
est pension that could be paid any-
lone was $10 a month. In October
state board of health in Jackson- the lowest anyone can receive will
ville. (Continued on page 2)
.. LOCI iniere i une w OTaers OT iDay
:" City Refunding Bonds
Florida Bank At Port St. Joe Buys
4 $90,000 Issue, Paying PremiumHighland Vie
At a special meeting of the city
commission held Tuesday morning
to receive bids on $90,000 worth of
general obligation bonds (refunding
bonds), the entire issue was pur-
chased by the Florida Bank at Port
St. Joe for $90,111, or a premium of
$111 over par value. According to
City Clerk Ben Dickens, this is the
first time in history that bonds of
the city have brought a premium.
This new bond issue, which is to
be paid off in 15 years and bears
an interest rate of 4%, takes care
of the balance of a note, plus ac-
crued interest, of $33,929.25 issued
by the city to Almours Securities
in 193S for completion of the city's
water works, and the remainder of
unpaid notes to Faulk & Coleman
for street paving of $53,371.22, bear-
ing interest at the rate of 5%.
Clerk Dickens points out that the
refunding issue will save 1% inter-
est on the Faulk & Coleman debt
for approximately $7500 over the 15
The total of general obligation
bonds now outstanding against the
city amounts to $255,000- $78,000
in 4% dredging bonds, $87,000 in
4% municipal building bonds (paid
from 6% of the revenue from the
10% utility tax), and the_$90,000 re-
funding bonds. In addition the city
has outstanding $152,000 in 4% wa-
ter and sewer revenue d-l'-uliur
Light Vote Expected In
Tuesday's City Election
Two Commissioners To Be Named,
But Only One Contest for
Seat On Board
With only one contest in the an-
nual city election next Tuesday,
that between I. C. Nedley, incum-
bent, and Franklin Chandler, little
interest has yet been manifest by
the voting populace-at least as far
as we can find out by contacts on
Sol Shirey is also up for re-elec-
tion to the city commission but has
Clerk Ben Dickens informs us
that there are some 1450 qualified
voters on the registration books,
however, we understand that about
200 of these are "deadwood," hav-
ing moved from the, city or died.
Last year 677 ballots were cast.
Polling place is the city hall and
the polls will open at 8 a. m. and
close at 7 p. m. Election officials
will be Mel Magidson, clerk; Mrs.
Lois Chism, Mrs. Teresa Johnson
and Mrs. Julaine Schoelles, inspec-
Boy! What A 'Tater!
J. B. Robbins of Oak Grove came
into The Star office Saturday with
a huge sweet potato he had grown
in his garden. It weighed 16 pounds,
was 14 inches across and was 44
inches in circumference. We esti-
mated that it would make a meal
for at least 16 people.
Edward Bartee returned last Fri-
day to Palmer College, Davenport,
Iowa, to resume his studies as a
medical student after a visit here
with his mother and family, Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Boyer.
Get out and vote Tuesdayl
Highway Washed Out and
Twister At Apalach
Port St. Joe got only high winds
and heavy rain from the edge of
the hurricane that came in off the
Gulf Wednesday night and struck
the coast between Pensacola and
However, Highland View did not
fare so well. The lashing waters of
St. Joseph's Bay undermined the
highway in and beyond Highland
View so badly that it was closed to
traffic yesterday morning. Work-
men for the state highway depart-
ment informed the editor of The
Star that at several places beyond
Palm Point the road had been com-
pletely cut in two.
A number of store buildings at
Highland View built out over the
water were somewhat damaged as
the waves washed out the dirt fill
in front of the establishments.
The pier being built at Mexico
Beach by George Tapper, which ex-
tended for 610 feet with an 85x70-
foot "T" at. the end and which had
been completed with exception of
the building at the end, was totally
demolished with a loss of approxi-
mately $30,000. No insurance was
carried by Tapper on the job. A
considerable portion n the, l. .ach
Ina- b .ern washed away at Mexico,
but no houses were damaged.
Apalachicola had another small
tornado, offspring of the hurricane,
similar to the one that struck that
city two years ago. We have been
informed that eight residences were
seriously damaged and that the re-
cently-completed grandstand at the
ball park was partially destroyed.
Despite radio news broadcasts re-
porting two persons seriously in-
jured in the Oyster City, we are
happy to say that no one was hurt.
The causeway leading to Gorrie
Bridge was said to have been un-
der some three feet of water and
had been closed to traffic since 1
p. m. Wednesday.
We understand that considerable
damage was done in Panama City
by the gale.
Heavily overcast skies and oc-
casional flurries of rain beset Port
St. Joe as we went to press yester-
day noon, and the waters of the bay
were still churning madly.
SCHOOL OPENS TUESDAY
The Port St. Joe schools open for
the fall term next Tuesday, with
students registering today, begin-
ing at 9 a. m. The buses will make
their regular runs today.
Home From Vacation Trip
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Norton Jr., re-
cently returned from their vaca-
tion. While away they visited in
Gastonia, N. C., Savannah, Ga., and
Spartanburg, Beaufort and Mann-
ing, S. C.
Mrs. E. C. Pridgeon, while skat-
ing Sunday afternoon at the new
Mexico Beach rink, had the misfor-
tune to fall and break her right
arm at the wrist. Interferes
with her weekly washing, she says.
Little Betty Lou LeGear of High-
land View underwent an appendec-
tomy Wednesday mroning at the
Port St. Joe Municipal Hospital,
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BAPTIST W. M. U. MEETS FOR ,. .... *
ROYAL SERVICE PROGRAM
The Baptist W. M. U. met Mon-
day at the church for the royal ser-
vice program, which was under the
direction of Circle One, with Mrs.
C. A. McClellan giving the devo-
tional from Matt. 25:42, the topic
being "Are You On A Diet?" After
a song, "Break Thou the Bread of
Life," Mrs. E. C. Cason offered a
The program was developed as
follows: "Are You Reducing?", by
Mrs. L. E. Voss; "Diagnosis" and
"Are You Suffering from Acido-
sis?", by Mrs. C. M. Palmer; "Are
You Anemic?", by Mrs. McClellan;
"Are You Suffering from a Heart
Disease?", by Mrs. J. J. Clements;
"What About Your Heart?", by
Mrs. J. F. Daniell.
After a short business session,
the meeting was closed with prayer
by Mrs. McClellan.
ENGAGEMENT OF ELIZABETH
HINOTE IS ANNOUNCED
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Hinote of De-
Funiak Springs announce the en-
gagement of their daughter, Eliza-
beth, to Mr. Jack Elzie Hammock,
son of Mrs. H. M. Hammock and
the late Mr. Hammock of this city.
The wedding will be an event of
Sunday, September 24, at 4 o'clock
in the afternoon at the First Bap-
tist Church of DeFuniak Springs.
No invitations are being sent, but
all friends and relatives of the con-
tracting parties are invited to the
wedding ceremony and to the re-
ception, which will be held at the
home of the bride's parents on 12th
Street, DeFuniak Springs, immedi-
ately following the ceremony.
PRESIDENT OF GRAND LODGE
OF REBEKAHS TO VISIT HERE
Melody Rebekah Lodge of this
city will be honored on Wednesday,
September 13, with a visit from the
president of the grand lodge, at
which time a banquet will be served
by the ladies of the First Methodist
Church. Tickets for the banquet
can be purchased from Mrs. Eliza
Lawson, Port St. Joe, Mrs. Lucille
Williams, Highland View, Mrs. Josh
Miller, Oak Grove, and Mrs. Byrd
Members of the Rebekah lodge
are asked to bring their husbands
or wives with them to the banquet.
MRS. HANCE ENTERTAINS
JUNIOR TRAINING UNION
Mrs. Elmer Hance entertained the
members of the Kenney Mill Junior
Training Union with a social at her
home Monday evening.
A number of interesting games
were enjoyed by the children, after
which cookies and delicious home-
made ice cream were served to Ima
Jo Crane, Lovie D. Holland, Jean
and Maxine Hornsby, Sally Mae
and Inez Taylor, Chelroy Spooner
and Marion and Delia Hance.
MRS. J. 0. WESTER HOSTESS
TO KENNEY BAPTIST W. M. U.
Members of the Kenney's Mill
Baptist W. M. U. were entertained
Wednesday afternoon of last week
with a delightful social hour at the
home of Mrs. J. 0. Wester. The
program was opened with prayer
by Mrs. W. B. Holland, after which
a discussion on foreign missions,
taken from "The Commission," was
led by Mrs. H. A. Davis..
Delicious refreshments of sand-
wiches, pie and cold drinks were
served to Mesdames W. B. Holland,
H. A. Davis, Elmer Hance, Barney
Blackwell, Beck, Johnson and Hen-
AND SUNDAY SERVICES
BAYVIEW METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
Sunday school following worship
Rev. S. J. Allen, Pastor
10:15 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening service.
Everyone invited to all services.
KENNEY MILL BAPTIST
Rev. W. B. Holland, Pastor
10:00 a. m.--Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
6:30 p. m.-B. T. U.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Tuesday, 7:30 p. m.-Prayer ser-
vice. Everyone invited to attend.
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fr. Alban O'Hara, Priest
Mass the first Sunday of each
month at 8 a. m. Other Sunday at
10:15 a. m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
6:45 p. m.-B. T. U.
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship.
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.-Prayer
ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham Jr., Pastor
Services for Sunday, September 3
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
9:30 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Holy communion.
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:00 p. m.-Youth group meetings.
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
ning, 8 o'clock.
Choir rehearsal Wednesday eve-
Mr. and Mrs. Olan H. Canington
of Highland View announce the ar-
rival of a son, James Edward, on
Friday, September 22, at the Port
St. Joe Municipal Hospital.
Spends SeVeral Days Here
Miss Elizabeth Hinote of De-
Funiak Springs spent several days
here this week, the guest of her
cousin and husband, Mr. and Mrs.
W. C. Williams.
Home From Vacation In North
Mrs. James Greer returned home
Thursday of last week after spend-
ing several weeks in Steelton, Pa.,
with her daughter and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Carl /Zimmerman.
NOTICE TO OUR READERS
All cards of thanks, with the ex-
ception of those after a death, must
be paid for at time of insertion. A
minimum charge of 50c is made for
30 words or less; 11/2c per word for
all over 30.
Returns To City
Mrs. Mattie Duncan and grand-
3sn, Arthur Cosby, visited the past
three weeks in Colquit, Ga., and
Jacksonville. Arthur remained in
A new candy made from sweet 'Jax with his mother and family,
potatoes is favorably received. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Radose.
titled to a pension, whether he died
before or after 65, gets a pension
for 'herself when she reaches 65.
Hers is three-fourths of what her
husband got or was entitled to.
The "average" pension tells bet-
ter the size of the pension most re-.
tired people are getting or will get.
While $46 is the highest pension a
retired worker could get in August,
tue aver Age;cu+ng-+at-+1,n w-
a*w ,DORIS DAIMlL
One of the most interesting and
notable things about Florida is that
almost everything about living in
our "Empire of the Sun" is differ-
ent. Anyone who spends any time
here, sooner or later, realizes that
life in Florida is unique. There's
something about this wonderful
state of ours that brings about a
feeling of happiness, serenity and
But this very same uniqueness
brings about other changes in our
lives. The climatic conditions cre-
ate problems in housing conditions,
clothing, care of skin and hair, and
any number of small household
questions that arise.
There are hundreds of foods na-
tive to Florida, yet the average
newcomer to the Sunshine State
overlooks many delicious treats be-
cause there are so few cookbooks
that are devoted to the preparation
of these foods. For a long time
there has been a need for more em-
phasis on Florida living and how to
get the most out of living here.
That is the purpose of this column
-to help YOU get more out of life
in this wonderful Land of Flowers!
We hope that you'll learn some-
thing new every week from "Femi-
nine Florida." You will find that
there is so much to learn about
Florida; even naitve Floridians do
not realize the romance and fasci-
nation of their home state. Al-
though "Feminine Florida" is writ-
ten expressly for the ladies, the
man of the house will find much to
interest him also.
In the weeks to come we'll bring
you helpful information about spots
of interest to you and your family
throughout the state; the care and
preparation of native Florida foods
and many answers to household
problems such as the control of in-
sects and mildew-and we won't
forget to keep you up-to-date on
Florida fashions and the trends in
NEW SOCIAL SECURITY
(Continued from page 1)
be $20. In August the most pension
a retired worker could receive was
$46, but in October that man, or
any future man entitled to the
highest pension, will get $68.50, or
just about 50 per cent more.
Old age pensions go up again,
starting July 1, 1952. The minimum
of $20 will remain unchanged, but
the maximum will rise from $68.50
to $80. But-only those going on
pension after July 1, 1952, will share
in those increases.
No worker, of course, can get a
pension at all until he reaches 65,
and has met the requirements for
getting a pension, such as working
long enough in a job covered by
His wife gets a pension for her-
self, but not.until she's 65 and not
until her husband has retired and
started drawing his. Her pension is
half of his.
And the widow of a worker en-
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WOMEN ONLY at 2 and 7 P. M.
MEN ONLY Shows at 9 P. M.
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will be $46.
The minimum will stay at $20 af-
ter July 1, 1952, but after that date
the maximum will be $80. But the
average pension for 'those begin-
ning to draw it after July 1,' 1952,
will be about $50 and, social secur-
ity experts say, it will still be av-
erage for years afterwards.
SUNDAY and MONDAY
--- Plus ---
Sport "ACROBATIC ILLINI"
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY
CARTOON and "UNUSUAL
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Plus CARTOON and NEWS
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LAST TIMES TODAY!
A Martin Theatre
"DEDICATED TO COMMUNJTf, SERViCE"
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
the average during that month was
$26. While the highest paid after
Oct. 1 will be $68.50, the average Dr. Charles Reicherter
Dr. Joseph B. Spear GLASSES FITTED
OPTOMETRIST RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted Hours 8 to 5 Phone 5665
Hours 8 to 5 Phone 5665
Broken Lenses Duplicated
S PANAMA CITY, FLA.
APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA Closed Wednesday Afternoons
Back To Port St. Joe
We are always glad to see our good
friends, the school teachers of Port
St. Joe, back with us again!
We Specialize In Good Food and Hospitality
PHONE 257 PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1950
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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 MIan, Columnist,
Reporter, Proof ReadeIr a d HBookkeeper
Entered as second-class matter; December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, lF'la., under Act of March 3, 1879.
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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
DON'T POLITICIANS WEAR BELTS, TOO?
It's ironical how quickly top public officials
can take to the stump to tell private citizens to
start tightening their belts in preparation for an
impending military emergency. The private citi-
zen is immediately put on the defensive when,
as .a matter of fact, the shoe should be" on the
other foot, since government is the biggest busi-
ness in the land, and if there is belt tightening to
be done, government should at least share it
with the private citizens.
Editorializing along somewhat similar lines,
the Jacksonville Times-Union says:
'No item of news that has come out of Wash-
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Labor To Celebrate
Labor Day will see a big time in
St. Joe when local labor unions
stage their annual celebration. The
day's events will consist of a big
-parade, speech-making, a free bar-
becue, cobnests and races, a base-
ball game between Port St. Joe and
7Eglin Field teams, an old-time fid-
dlers' contest and a grand ball-all
free to the public.
New Grocery Opens
Emmett Daniels of Coolidge, Ga.,
hlas opened a grocery store and
anarket in the store building on
:Reid Avenue next the theater.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Mason of Ken-
ney's Mill announce the arrival of
a daughter on Saturday, August 24.
Miss Virginia Stoutamire, young-
est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M.
:Stoutamire of this city, and Jesse
Lockhart of Pascagoula, Miss., were
,quietly married Wednesday evening
of last week in the presence of a
.few close friends at the home of
,Judge Thos. R. L. Carter.
School To Open September 9
Principal Jon L. Stapleton states
that the Port St. Joe schools will
open Monday, September 9, with
the following faculties: Elementary
:School-Mrs. Fena McPhaul, Mrs.
:Minnie Howell, Mrs. Avaryee Mar-
tin, Miss Juanita Gunn, Mrs. Calla
Perritt, Mrs. Helen Rollins, Miss
Louise Solomon, Mrs. Hazel Fer-
rell, Mrs. Leroy Gainous, Mrs. Dor-
othy McLawhon, Miss Eileen Ar-
nold, and Mrs. Ora Goforth. High
School-Mrs. Lillian Kennington,
Mrs. Julia Creech, Miss Erline Mc-
Clellan, Mrs. Louise Howell, Miss
Eva Meserve, Mrs. Eula Pridgeon,
S. C. Parker and Frank Hannon.
Exporters Hold First Place
The St., Joe Exporters continued
to hold first place in the Gulf Coast
League when they defeated Apa-
lachicola 8-7 Sunday. Three homers
featured the tilt, being garnered by
Hec Jones and Lefty Thomasson
for St. Joe and Jim Russell for Ap-
U.S. Potato Crop
Ten to 20 per cent of the U. S.
potato crop (field run) consists of
small and cull potatoes. They are
suitable for livestock feed.
ington for a long time better illustrates methods
being used in administering national affairs than
the current one purporting to reveal President
Truman's attitude toward spending taxpayers'
money. Behind the scenes, says this report, the
White House is fighting a little war all its own
to stop an impending slash in the administra-
tion's non-military spending.
"The White House has directed all govern-
ment agencies, it is reported, to deluge congress
with prepared statements on how a slash on all
peacetime expenditures by ten per cent would
wreck their departments.
"What this reveals is that the administration
wants everybody outside the government to
make sacrifices during the war emergency, but
it wants the bureaucrats to make none. This ap-
plies in both the matter of spending money, and
the recruiting of men to do the fighting. Reasons
are found, it seems, for the deferment of many
men in the bureaucratic ranks who ought to help
do the fighting-at all levels of government, in
fact-while those out of government must give
up everything to answer their nation's call to
We are of the opinion that every public ser-
vant or administrator with the unmitigated nerve
to threaten and warn the private citizen of hard-
ships to come while at the same time condoning
a single unnecessary expenditure of the taxpay-
ers' money should be removed from office forth-
with-from the president of the U. S. on down
Keep smiling-and buy U. S. Savings Bonds.
Says Much Waste
In Two Professions
Asserts Spiritual Leaders and Edu-
cators Could Avert Blunders
In Governmental Places
Speaking before the Escambia
Teaiher A-o,:iation in 'Pensacola,
Dr. Elwood C. Nance, president of
the University of Tampa, speaking
as both a teacher and a preacher,
blamed both professions for a large
part of waste, inadequacy and -in-
efficiency in government,.and urged
cessation of "daytime baby sitting
with our youth" on the teacher's
part, and "wet-nursing our adult
congregations" on the part of the
preachers, in getting back to com-
munity leadership formerly shared
by the two.
Dr. Nance asserted that many
evils and blunders in governmental
places could have been avoided "if
our educators and spiritual leaders
had been real ambassadors of the
intellectual and moral life" instead
of "good, harmless people who use
big words and think little thoughts."
Visitors From Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Griffin and
son Howard of August, Ga., are the
guests this week of Mrs. Griffin's
sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy
TO THE EDITOR
Dear Editor Bill-Just wanted to
tell you again .how very much we
enjoy The Star, and that we enjoy
and agree with lots (though not
all) of your, editorials.
We have bought our own home at
last, and would like the paper sent
to 2028 Chesterfield Avenue, Char-
lotte, N. C.
KENNEY'S MILL NEWS
By MRS. GUS SIMPLER
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Barton of
Abbeyville, Ala., spent the past
week here as guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest Lowery. They were ac-
companied on their return by their
daughter Judy, who had been visit-
Mrs. J. N. Dobbs has returned
home after a visit in Pensacola and
Miami. She was accompanied by
Mrs. Dan Dobbs and children of
Ray Guertin of the merchant ma-
rine was the guest last week of his
brother, Carlos Guertin.
Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Phillips, Mrs.
W. B. Phillips and F. M. Knight of
Blountstown were visiting here last
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Peddle and
children of Hosford were Sunday
guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. Y. Cowart.
Byron Blain has returned to his
home here for three weeks before
entering the army at Jacksonville.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Thompson
and children and Miss Louvaughn
Thorpe of Millville visited relatives
here during the week-end.
John Faulk of Liberty, Texas, ar-
rived here' last week to accompany
Mrs. Faulk and son Sammy on their
T. J. Horton of Ponce de Leon
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Cole-
man Bulger last week.
Mrs. H. C. Slaughter, Mrs. Doro-
thy Allen and children and Mr. and
Mrs. Ray French and baby of Mill-
ville were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Wesley Hornsby Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Jones and son
Glenn and J. 0. Wester motored to
Chipley last Sunday.
Mrs. Mary. Whittaker and Mrs.
Ernest Lowery spent the week-end
in DeFuniak .Springs.
The Misses Montez Miller and
Inez Malloy visited with relatives
and friends in Blountstown Wed-
Mr. and Mrs. Altos Bulger of
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Florala, Ala., and Wilbur Bulger of
Andalusia, Ala., were the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Bulger dur-
ing the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Dodson and
Miss Betty Dodson of Bainbridge,
Ga., were guests last week of Mr.
and Mrs. Foy Scheffer, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Donovan Christian
and son of Bagdad were Sunday
guests ofMr. and Mrs. Foy Scheffer
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Smith were
business visitors in Panama City
NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL
Notice is hereby given that a Municipal
Election for tile election of two City Com-
uissioners for full ,er1is, of two years for
the city of Port St. Joe, Florida, will be
ieId in' the City Hall in the City of Port S(.
Joe, Florida, on Tuesday, September 5, 1950.
The polls will open at 8:00 o'clock A. AM.
and close at 7:00 o'clock P. M. Eastern
B. I. DICKENS, Jr.,
8-11 9-1 City Auditor and Clerk.
I am now located in my
new offices, which are
in adjoining building to
my old ones. My
new phone No. is 322.
JOS. B. SPEAR
VISIT OUR BABY
Baby Beds and Play
JOHN ROBERT SMITH
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
PHONE 5 PORT ST. JOE
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jones mo-
tored to DeFuniak Sunday.
Uneven brakes are danger-
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Play it safe and if your
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including new Genuine
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cylinders checked ... front
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 19600
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF- COUNTY, FLORIDA
-- mane reasuns. We bin reading' on first water. We have listened to the fishies. We buried one OPA and FOR CITY COMMISSIONER
TH E LOW D W Freud and Marx when we shud of pink palavar 'bout lettin' the Govt. its agonys-kongress now flirts I wish to announce my candidacy
I bin reading' Aesop. do everything fer us. Congress, with reviifyin' the corpse. for City Commissioner, Group 4. I
--- f r 0om ----- Freud-and the lack of discipline spellbound, sez go ahead. We stays But Amerika kin yet be salvaged, am deeply interested in making
WILLIS S1 WAMP --has give us our horde of delin- mum. Mum 'til incum tax day, We jist gotta git our horse-sense Port St. Joe a progressive city and
WILLIS SWAMP quints. Marx has filled the Bureau when we don't find the Govt. el- outta the mothballs-and also our if elected I pledge my support of
all measures which will make ours
chairs up there on the left bank of bowing us there at the tax window Aesop. This is you and me I'm a- a better community in which to live.
Editor The Starr: the Potomak with Soshulists. And to pay its share. It pays no taxes- talking' about.
Biled down-that is, rid of big or a Soshulist is jist a freshman Kom- we digs a little deeper. Yours with the low down, Franklin Chandler
difficult wurds-this here U. S. A. munist. And both of these here We stand by as the Govt. potato JO SERRA.
of ourn is in its present state of menaces cum frum the neglect of wagon baks up at the river edge ----- --S- -t s resultf
konfushun and on thin ice fer 2 our Aesop. We bin a sukker of the and dumps train lodes of spuds to It pays to advertise-try it! Star ads get results
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1950
Port St. Joe, Florida
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
ROOM FOR GENTLEMEN-Twin
beds, innerspring mattresses, con-
stant hot water. See E.' M. Spear,
Bus Terminal. 1*
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
PERSONALIZED XMAS CARDS--
Now on sale. Many beautiful se-
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and avoid the Christmas rush ....
Parker's Jewelry. 8-25 9-15
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-lStf*
OUT OF WORK OR ON SHORTER
HOURS? Then why not investi-
gate possibilities of a Rawleigh
business in Gulf county. Dealer
Marsh (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 onoe giving age and
experience. Rawleigh's, Dept. FAI-
101-198, P 0 Box 2467, DeSoto Sta-
tion, Memphis 2, Tenn. 1-15-29*
On and after August IS, 1950, I
will no longer be responsible for
any debts contracted by anyone but
8-18 9-ic Lamar Aultman.
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. ATr vIsit-
ing companions welcome. James M.
Harris, High Priest; H. R. Maige,
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
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
?ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
meetings 2nd and 4th FrI-
days each month, 8:00 p. m.
+ Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. W. A.
Roberts, W. M.; G. C. Adkins,. Sec.
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, I. 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. San-
som, N. G.; Fred L. Hill, V. G.;
Chas. Smith, Secretary.
Fingerlings Planted in
Gulf-Bay County Waters
During the past week the state
game and fresh water fish commis-
sion has distributed 142,000 finger-
ling bream and shellcrackers from
the hatchery at Wewahitchka to
points in Gulf and Bay counties.
Thursday of last week 70,000 were
released in the Dead Lakes and the
Apalachicola River, and Monday
another 72,000 were planted in Bay
county, 15,000 at Bayou George and
57,000 in Martin Lake, near Calla-
Total number already delivered
in the two counties this year is
282,000, according to Sam Britt of
Wewahitchka, in charge of the fish
hatchery, and another 160,000 are
yet to be planted, he said.
Visiting In Tampa
Miss Edwina Howell left Wed-, and I can say that in future I will
nesday night for Tampa, where she conduct the affairs of the city, as
will visit for a week with Mrs. Ebe far as my part in its governing is
Waters. concerned, in the same manner as
_____ I have in the past.
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays! I. C. NEDLEY
Visitor From Georgia
Mrs. James Herring of Colum-
bus, Ga., arrived here Thursday of
last week for a visit with her mo-
ther and husband, Mr. and Mrs.
If the bedroom is used as a sew-
ing room, take care that pins, need-
les, scissors, etc., are not left about
for the baby to find. A pin in the
bottom of an adult's bare foot is no
Last week we stated that "Rob-
ert Frary, an employee of the A & P
store here for the past four years
had gone to Birmingham, Ala., to
sign up with the navy." It should
have been Robert Trawick. R. F.
Maxwell, Bob's employer, appar-
ently had his mouth full of mush
when he gave us the information,
for it's hard to make "Frary" out
of "Trawick" unless something like
that had occurred.
Eighty percent of the 1,451,300
crossties manufactured in the state
in 194S were produced in Northwest
I appreciate the fact that appar-
ently I have done a job as City
Commissioner that the people of
Pcrt St. Joe find satisfactory, as I
have no opposition for re-election,
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M OTORISTS, particularly tourists, must
have motor products and services, and on-
the-road conveniences available wherever
they choose to drive.
Since the first out-of-state car drove onto a
Florida highway. Standard Oil has been the
pioneer in providing these services, products
and conveniences. From Fernandina to Fort
Myers from Pensacola to Palm Beach ...
the motorist is seldom out of sight of the
familiar Standard Oil sign.
In money and people in plants and
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In 1949 alone, this Company's Florida sal-
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maintenance of Florida plants and equip-
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duct taxes which we collected and paid to
State of Florida authorities, amounted to
over seventeen million dollars.
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