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PORT ST. JOE
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Port St. Joe and Gulf
"Port St. Joe The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1950
Mayor Belin Urges
Residents of City.
Support Seal Sale
Points Out That Program of
Stressing that "no home is safe
while there is a single case of tu-
berculosis in the community, Mayor
J. C. Belin yesterday issued a for-
SFig jiht TB in mal proclama-
tion urging ac-
tive support of
e ery Port St.
.' Joe resident of
the 1950 Christ-
'- mas Seal sale,
Sto be conduct-
ed from Nov.
20 to Dec. 25
Buy Christmas Seals by t h e Gulf
'County Tuberculosis and Health
"Tuberculsis is a communicable
disease and therefore a public
health problem which should be the
concern of every resident of Port
St. Joe, as well as city officials,"
the mayor said in issuing his proc-
lamation. "The work of the Gulf
County Tuberculosis and Health As-
sociation toward preventing and
controlling tuberculosis in this area
has helped city officials to improve
the health standards of our com-
"The Gulf county association is
working the year 'round to free the
county .from tuberculosis. Yet it
makes but one appeal a year for
funds to finance its 12-month pro-
gram, aimed at the protection of all
of us against this dread disease. I
urge very resident of Gulf county
to buy and use as many Christmas
Seals as he can and thereby make
an investment of health for the
Following is the text of Mayor
Whereas, Tuberculosis kills more
young adults between 15 and 35
than any other disease; and,
Whereas, No home in this com-
munity is safe while a single case
of tuberculosis exists in Port St.
Whereas ,The Gulf County Tu-
berculosis and Health Association
is waging a year 'round battle
against tuberculosis to bring it un-
der complete control in Port St.
Whereas, The sale of Christmas
Seals constitutes the sole support
of the association and all its pro-
Therefore, I, J. C. Belin, as mayor
of the city of Port St. Joe, do
strongly recommend that all resi-
dents of Port St. Joe buy and use
as many Christmas Seals as they
can in support of the Gulf County
Tuberculosis and Health Associa-
tion's efforts toward making this
community a healthier one in which
Three Local Concerns Try
Three Port St. Joe business con-
cerns are trying something new in
the way of co-operative advertising.
They are running their regular'ad-
vertisements in The Star and then
joining together to have the ads
printed on both sides of a 12x18-
inch handbill for distribution from
door to door and through the mail.
The idea was started two weeks
ago by Rich's Curb Market and the
Boyles Department Store, and they
reported such good returns that the
Danley Furnilure Store asked to
get in on the deal.
So this week the handbills carry
Boyles and Rich's on one side and
Danley's on the other side.
Sikes Speaker At
Joint Meeting of
City Civic Clubs
Congressman Tells of Threat of
Communism and Other Details
of Far East Situation
Speaking before a joint meeting
of the Port St. Joe Rotary and Ki-
wanis Clubs Wednesday noon, Con-
gressman Bob Sikes told of the
situation in Korea, the threat of
Communism and how we stood in
the matter at present. He stated
that the United States had made a
great many diplomatic blunders in
the past but that today these errors
were rapidly being corrected.
The congressman dwelt at length
on propaganda warfare and how
Communism operates, promising a
great deal but giving little after
taking over a country.
He said that our diplomats were
doing everything they could to keep
from becoming entangled with Red
China, conceding everything but the
honor of our country.
Sikes also spoke briefly of his
congressional duties in this extra
large district, -explaining that he
could not give as much time as he
would like to get out and talk with
Mickey Stone acted as program
chairman, introducing Representa-
tive George Tapper, who in turn in-
troduced Congressman Sikes. The
meeting was presided over by G. F.
Lawrence, president of the St. Joe
Kiwanis Club. Some 90 people were
present to hear Sikes, including rep-
resentatives from the Wewahitchka
Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs.
The dinner was served by the
Methodist Men's Club, and organ
music was provided by Miss Ed-
Sharks Bow To
Will, Meet Bonifay Here Tonight
Under Lights At Centen-I
The St. Joe Shark grid team went
down to defeat by a 58-13 score last
Friday night at Graceville as the
Graceville team chalked up their
first conference victory of the sea-
Graceville scored twice in the
first period to make it 1 -0, but the
Sharks boosted it to 13-7 within a
few, minutes when Philip Chatham
took the kickoff after Graceville's
second score and carried it to the
two-yard line before being tackled.
He went across from that spot for
the counter and the try for point
Graceville scored three additional
touchdowns in the second period
and added two extra points to go
ahead by 33-7 at halftime. Two of
these touchdowns came as a result
of passes after offensive drives had
been made to set up the scoring
Adding two more scores during
the third quarter, the Graceville
eleven brought the count t6 46-7
The second St. Joe score came dur-
(Continued on page 10)
SCHOOLS TAKING TWO-DAY
Knowing that students will be
too stuffed after partaking of the
Thanksgiving feast to do any real
studying, school officials will allow
a two-day vacation next week -
Thursday and Friday, with school
taking up again the following Mon-
The Star Will Be
Issued Day Early
In order to allow the editor
and "the force" to enjoy Tur-
key Day in a proper and fit-
ting manner, next week's is-
sue of The Star will be printed
So, if you have any import-
ant news items, society items,
advertising, or what not, for
next week's issue, be sure to
bring them in by Wednesday
earlier, if possible.
WHEREAS, The observance of
a uniform day throughout the na-
tion for the giving of thanks for
the blessings of the year has been
nationally proclaimed as Novem-
ber 23; and,
WHEREAS. The forces of, ag-
gression have again placed our
country in a state of unrest and
military conflict; and,
WHEREAS, We fervently im-
plore the interposition of the Al-
mighty God to restore peace, har-
mony and tranquility to our na-
tion and to let the forces of
Christianity and freedom prevail
in this world:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. C.
Belin, by virtue of the authority
vested in me as mayor of the city
of Port St. Joe, do hereby pro-
claim Thursday, November 23,
1950, as a day of thanksgiving and
prayer for the numerous bless-
ings which are 'ours and for the
restoration of peace, harmony and
tranquility to the world.
In Witness Whereof, I have
hereunto set my hand and caused
the official seal of the city of Port
St. Joe to be affixed hereto this
14th day of November, A.D. 1950.
J. C. BELIN,
Stores of City To Close
On Thanksgiving Day
At a meeting of the St. Joe Re-
tail Merchants. Association held at
Hotel St. Joe Wednesday noon, it
was unanimously voted that busi-
ness houses of the city would be
closed all day next Thursday in ob-
servance of Thanksgiving.
The merchants also decided their
establishments would .remain open
all day on the two Wednesdays pre-
ceding Christmas, instead of tak-
ing the usual Wednesday afternoon
*holiday, and that they would re-
main open until 8 p. m. the four
days prior to the Christmas week-
Returns To Duty
Cpl. Frank J. Pierce, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Pierce of this city,
left Tuesday to return to his duties
at Fort Campbell, Ky., after spend-
ing a 15-day furlough here with his
parents and other relatives.
Going Back Into Service
Word received from Mr. and Mrs.
David Hinote of Macon, Ga., is that
David is going back into the ser-
vice, and Mrs. H. for the time be-
ing will make her home in Altha.
Visit Daughter In Montgomery
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Parker and
sons recently visited their daugh-
ter, Miss Annette Parker, who is a
student nurse at St. Margaret's Hos-
pital in Montgomery, Ala.
Little Dan Brooks III,underwent
a tonsilectomy Wednesday at the
Port St. Joe Municipal Hospital.
County 4-H Club
Girls Initiate and
Install New Officers
Awards Made Before Large Crowd
for Outstanding Work In
1 County Last Year
By MISS EMMA STEVENSON
An impressive candlelight instal-
lation and initiation service of 4-H
Club officers and members was
conducted last Saturday morning at
the Centennial Auditorium by Miss
Ruth Lemmon, assistant state 4-H
specialist from Tallahassee. Mrs.
Donnie Pitts, senior council 4-H
chairman, represented the home
demonstration women and helped
with the ceremonies. Sixty-seven
girls took part in the services, and
some 75 parents and friends of the
girls attended the festivities.
Certificates and medals for out-
standing work in the county last
year and for their entries in state
4-H contests were presented to Sib-
bie Brinson of this city for foods
preparation, Margie Weeks of High-
land View for clothing, Molly Joy
Gay of Wewahitchka for gardening,
and Nancy Maddox of Wewahitchka
for home improvement.
Martha Costin of Beacon Hill
gave the devotions, and each 4-H
Club member present took part in
the program. Several clubs sang
4-H songs, while another club pre-
sented a playlet, "Building the 4-H
Emblem." Jean Longshore of We-
wahitchka sang "Make the Best A
Little Bit Better," a relatively new
4-H Club song written especially
for Florida 4-H 'girls. Tli' P..Ir.-'_r ,
Joe Senior 4-H Club acted as hos-
tess for the affair.
This Rally Day program was the
climax of National 4-H Achievement
Week, November 5 to 11.
Churches of City Plan
Day Will Be Observed In Several
Houses of Worship With
The majority of the churches in
Port St. Joe will hold services next
Thursday morning, Thanksgiving
Day, to offer up prayer for the res-
toration of peace in the world.
Rev. S. J. Allen announces that
the special service will be held at
the Presbyterian Church at 11 a. m.
His sermon topic will be "Give
Thanks To the Lord." An offering
of non-perishable foodstuffs and a
money offering will be taken at
this time for the Thornwell Orphan-
Loyd W. Tubb, pastor of the First
Methodist Church, announces ser-
vices for 10 a. m. Thursday, and he
invites all who are not attending
services elsewhere to join in this
Services will be held at 10 a. m.
next Thursday at St. James' Epis-
copal Church, according to Rev. Lee
Rev. L. J. Keels will conduct the
Thanksgiving service at the First
Baptist Church at 10 a. m.
TAX COURSE AT VETERANS
SCHOOL TO OPEN MONDAY
Director Mel Magidson reminds
all of those interested that the new
federal income course being of-
fered by the veterans' institute will
open next Monday evening.
Anyone desiring to sign up for
this course, veterans or non-veter-
ans, may do so by contacting Di-
rector Magidson at the old gram-
mar school building, phone 117-W.
Purchase of Grader
By County Proves
Hard Nut To Crack
Other Matters Taken Up and
Disposed of By
The board of county commission-
ers, at its regular November meet-
ing, had a see-saw battle as to what
kind of motor grader be purchased
by Gulf county.
Bids were submitted by three
companies, the Seabrook Truck &
Tractor Company, $10,130; Burford-
Toothaker Tractor Company, $11,-
439.65, and the Ray-Brooks Machin-
ery Company, $11,563.49.
The board considered each bid
and went into lengthy discussions
with the salesmen of each company
submitting a bid. Then there was a
motion by Commissioner Tobe Gay,
seconded by Commissioner P. G.
Strange, that the county accept the
bid of the Seabrook Company, as
it was the lowest. This was voted
down 2-3, with Gay and Strange
voting aye and Commissioners J. F.
Miller, J. S. Daniel and B. E. Ken-
ney Jr., voting nay.
Then Daniel made a motion, sec-
onded by Miller that the bid of the
Ray-Brooks Company be accepted.
This never came to a vote due to
the fact that Miller withdrew his
Commissioner Daniel then moved,
that the board take a recess to eat
dinner, but w: r'Er.-.dd i,r o. y
Next, Miller moved that the bid
of Burford-Toothaker be accepted.
No second to the motion.
Commissioner Gay then moved
that the board reconsider, and that
the Seabrook bid be accepted. This
was seconded by Strange, and upon
being put to a vote resulted in a 2-3
defeat, Gay and Strange being in
favor and Daniel, Miller and Ken-
Then Daniel moved that all bids
be rejected and the project be re-
advertised. No second.
After more discussion there was
a motion by Gay, seconded by Pete
Strange, that the county accept the
bid of the Seabrook Company, as
it was the lowest bid received, and
upon vote Gay, Strange and Miller
voted aye, Daniel voted nay, and
Chairman Kenney did not vote.
Whereupon, with a sigh of relief,
the chairman announced that the
motor grader be purchased from the
Seabrook Truck & Tractor Com-
The board, among other things,
ordered abandonment of a portion
of two streets in Oak Grove upon
petition of J. F. Miller, a qualified
landowner. The notice of abandon-
(Continued on page 9)
September Cigaret Tax
Brings Sum of $1,670
The city of Port St. Joe has re-
ceived a check for $1,670.76 as its
portion of the state cigaret tax for
the month of September.
Nearby cities received the follow-
ing Amounts: Panama City, $11,-
488.42; Wewahitchka, $453.49; Ap-
alachicola, $1,476.07; Blountstown,
$1,247.22; Carrabelle, $488.59.
Total take in the state for Sep-
tember came to $1,249,129.68, of
which $21,791.30 went to the state
tuberculosis board, $200,000 to the
state hospital at Chattahoochee and
$88,185.87 to general revenue. The
remainder of $939,152.51 was dis-
tributed to the incorporated cities.
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PAGE S1X THE STR POTS.JE UFCUTFOIAFlANVME.1,1
OVERSTREET CLUB ELECTS
OFFICERS, PLANS PARTY
The November meeting of the
Overstreet H om e Demonstration
Club was held last Friday at the
community building, with the presi-
dent, Mrs. R. B. Hardy, presiding.
Nine members, four visitors and
the county agent, Emma Stevenson,
The demonstration on Christmas
decorations and gifts proved to be
very interesting and informative.
Miss Stevenson, visitors and mem-
bers demonstrated many beautiful,
,useful and inexpensive items.
Luncheon was served at the noon
hour, after which plans were made
for the community Christmas tree
to be sponsored by the club in con-
nection with the annual Christmas
party, which is to be held the eve-
ning of December 19. Much interest
was shown and the members are
looking forward to this event.
The following officers for the
coming year were elected at this
time: Mrs. A. L. Kimbrough, presi-
dent; Mrs. J. R. Guilford, vice-pres-
ident; Mrs. R. B. Hardy, secretary;
Mrs. W. G. Hardy Jr., treasurer;
Mrs. J. R. Guilford and Mrs. Q. L.
Hardy, council delegates.
M. Y. F. IS HELD HERE
The Bay-Gulf sub-district of the
Methodist Youth Fellowship met at
the Port St. Joe Methodist Church
Tuesday evening at 8:30 with 105
young people attending, represent-
ing St. Andrew, Millville, Parker,
Carroway, Wewahitchka, Panama
City First Church, and Port St. Joe.
The Westside Church, Panama City,
was represented and admitted, as a
member at this tiih-
Congregational singing was en-
joyed as part of the worship ser-
vice. A report was made and a let-
ter read from Rev. Howard, the mis-
sionary this group is supporting in
Burma. Rev. Brantley of Millville
gave a very inspiring talk on his
Work in New York during the
school on evangelism.
Following the worship service,
Alden Farris led the group in an
interesting recreational program.
The Woman's Society of Chris-
tian Service served refreshments,
after which the meeting was ad-
LITTLE JASON SOLOMON
OBSERVES NATAL DAY
Jason M. Solomon, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey M. Solomon, celebrated
his first birthday on November 7
with a lawn party at the home
of .his parents. The Thanksgiving
theme was carried out for the af-
fair, and the children enjoyed the
afternoon with cake and ice cream.
Attending were Gayle Richards,
Mickey and Rickey Hutchinson, An-
nette Taffe, Dianne Camp, Glenn
Nelson, Frankie Legrange and Al-
WOMAN'S CLUB HOLDS
The Junior Woman's Club enter-
tained Wednesday evening of last
week with a tea at the parish house
with the Thanksgiving theme car-
ried out in a centerpiece of fruit,
vegetables and ferns, flanked by
lighted tapers. Some twenty-five
visitors called between the hours
of 8 and 9.
Hostesses for the affair were Mes-
dames Ben Dickens Jr., Harvey M.
Solomon, Charles Smith, Warren
Wilson and Will Ramsey.
Attending State P.-T. A. Meet
Mrs. Ralph Swatts left Monday
to attend the state stateParent-Teacher
Association meeting being held in
Pensacola this week.. She expects
to return home the last of the week.
NOVEMBER BIBLE STUDY
HELD BY BAPTIST W. M. U.
The Bible study for November of
the Baptist Woman's Missionary
Union was held at the church Mon-
day afternoon, the program opening
with the year song, "Jesus Calls
Us," and the opening prayer was
offered by Mrs. J. 0. Baggett.
During a short business session
conducted by the president, Mrs. E.
C. Cason, plans were made to send
a Christmas box to the children's
home at Lakeland, the articles to
be sent to be decided upon by the
circles in their meetings Monday.
The Bible study topic, "Mother
Eve," was then taught by Mrs. C.
M. Palmer, taken from the second
chapter of Genesis, after which the
meeting was closed with prayer by
Mrs. C. A. McClellan.
The circles will meet next Mon-
day as follows: Circle I with Mrs.
A. V. Bateman; Circle II with Mrs.
L. J. Keels; Circle III with Mrs.
Otis Pyle; Circle IV with Mrs. J.. 0.
Baggett; Circle V with Mrs. C. W.
Musselwhite; Circle VI with Mrs.
J. D. Davis.
LEGION AUXILIARY TO HOLD
SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION
Mrs. Anne Hart, president of Wil-
lis V. Rowan Unit 116, American
Legion Auxiliary, announces that a
joint school of instruction for the
first and second districts will be
held at the Woman's Club building
in Bonifay on December 2, begin-
ning at 9:30 a. m.
Mrs. Walter Rountree, vice-pres-
ident of the western area, has been
invited to preside, and will be as-
sisted by Mrs. P. J. Lovett and Mrs.
A P.- Druinioid. ..second and, first
district presidents, respectively.
All Auxiliary members, especi-
ally the new ones, are urgently re-
quested to attend.
Miss Dolores Mira, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Mira of this
city, was married on Thursday, No-
vember 9, in Apalachicola, to Jesse
B. Hattaway Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Hattaway of DeFuniak
Springs, with Rev. Robert O'Sulli-
van, pastor of St. Patrick's Church,
Welton C. Roche and Emily Le-
Grone were quietly married on Oc-
tober 28 in Panama City at the
home of Judge E. Clay Lewis Jr.,
who performed the ceremony. Wit-
nesses were Mrs. Lewis and Mr.
and Mrs. E. F. Gunn.
May I express my thanks and ap-
preciation for the many acts of
kindness shown me, for the lovely
flowers and cards I received, also
the visits and good wishes of my
friends during my recent illness.
Week-enders From Pensacola
Mr. and Mrs. Elmore Williams of
Pensacola were week-end visitors of
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Howell, Mrs.
Pearl Smith, Mrr. and Mrs. W. H.
Howell and other relatives and
Dr. Charles Reicherter
RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
Hours 8 to 5 Phone 5665
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Closed Wednesday Afternoons
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
MRS. GENTRY HONORS
SON ON BIRTHDAY
Mrs. Clyde Gentry honored her
little son, Albert, on his fourth
birthday Saturday with a party at
her home on Third Street. Decora-
tions of multi-colored balloons were
used in the living room. The table
was centered with a huge white
cake topped with lighted candles,
which the honoree had the pleasure
of blowing out. After a season of
games, the small guests were in-
vited to enjoy cake and punch. Fa-
vors of candy cups and balloons
were presented to all.
Present to enjoy this occasion
with Albert were Wayne Braxton,
Johnny Chafin, Carolyn Carr, Con-
nie Jackson, Barbara Brown, Glenn
Nelson, Eddie McFarland, Andrea
Martin, Elliot Jones and Barbara
Martin. Sending gifts but not pres-
ent were Pamela Parker and Mel
Mrs. Gentry was assisted in serv-
ing and entertaining by Mrs. E. C.
Pridgeon and Mrs. George Cooper.
CARD OF THANKS
My friends are more precious to
me than silver or gold, and I am
deeply grateful to everyone for their
assistance, kindness, cards, lovely
flowers, and for everything that was
done during the illness and death of
my father, J. E. Pittman. I especi-
ally feel grateful to Dr. Ward, Dr.
Hendrix and the nurses of the Port
St. Joe Municipal Hospital for their
kindness and untiring efforts. May
God abundantly bless every one of
you is my prayer.
Rev. S. J. Allen, Pastor
Sunday, November 19
10:15 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
Sermon topic: "The Vanity of Life."
6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship. Ser-
mon topic: "Honor Thy Father and
Wednesday -7:30 p. m., choir
practice; 8:00 p. m., prayer and
Thursday, 11:00 a. m.-Thanks-
giving service. Offering of non-per-
ishable foodstuffs and money will
be taken for Thornwell Orphanage.
Sermon topic: "Give Thanks To the
Everyone cordially invited to all
BAYVIEW METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
Sunday school following worship
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fr. Robert O'Sullivan, Priest
Mass the first Sunday of each
month at 8 a. m. Other Sundays at
10:30 a. m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
6:15 p. m.-Training Union.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m. Prayer
KENNEY MILL BAPTIST
Rev. W. B. Holland, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Worship service.
S6;30 p. m.-Training Union.
7. ',, p. n'-Evenieng worship.
Prayer service Tuesday evenings
ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
24th Sunday after Trinity.
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
8:15 a. m. -Laymen's League
9:30 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer and
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.-Choir re-
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, 10
a. m.-Thanksgiving service.
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Loyd W. Tu'bb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:00 p. m.-Youth group meetings
S:00 p. m.-Evening worship.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
ning, S o'clock.
Choir rehearsal Wednesday eve-
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Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Joines of
this city are announcing the birth
of a daughter, Jae Freida, on Thurs-
day, November 9.
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Cox of this
city are the proud parents of a son,
born Monday, November 13. The
young man has been named Ronald
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital.)
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Mr. and Mrs. George W. Cooper
and Mrs. Clyde Gentry and sons,
Monty and Albert, attended the
dedication of the Latter Day Saints
chapel in Panama City Sunday eve-
Settling Up Business Affairs
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Barineau of
Cairo, Ga., were in town this week
settling up business affairs. Mr.
Barineau, formerly express mes-
senger on the A. N., is now working
as express messenger out of Sa-
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
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SPEL IALS NOV. 16 -17-18
IRISH POTATOES 10 lbs.
LETTUCE large head 10c
CELERY large bunch 10 c
ORANGES doz. Ilc 3 doz. 29c
SWEET POTATOES 5 Ibs. 19c
SWEET POTATOES bushel $1.89
GRAPES 2 Ibs. for 23c
ALL PRODUCE, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WHOLESALE PRICE TO ANYONE
TALL CREAM-AII Kinds 3 for
TOMATOES 2 No. 2 cans 29c
HUNT'S CATSUP bottle 19c
TALL CANS ORANGE AND
GRAPEFRUIT JUICE each 27C
ORANGE JUICE, No. 2 2 for 23 c
GERBER'S BABY FOOD 3 jars
GEORGIA SYRUP gallon 89c
PRUNE JUICE tall cans 15c
SA LT 3 boxes 27 c
All Kinds Fruitcake Mixtures and White Raisins.
Fancy Nuts and Candies for the Christmas Holidays.
If You Want A Home-Dressed Turkey, Pay $3.00 Deposit By November 18!
RICH'S CURB MARKET
3o PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Double AA Grade Swift Beef
CLUB STEAKS lb. 59c
Chuck Roast Ib. 59c
Ground Beef lb. 59c
Brisket Stew lb. 39c
PORK CHOPS lb. 49c
PORK RIBS lb. 43c
Picnic Hams lb. 33c
Pork Roast 2 lb. 90c
FRYERS each $1.00
HENS lb. 47c
Sausage Meat Ib. 59c
OYSTERS pint 69c
SHR'iMP lb. 49c
Shortening 3 lbs. 77c
0 L E 0 Ib. 23c
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, OVEMEER17, 95
PAEFORTE TR POR ST. JOEI GULF COUTY FLORID FRDY NOVMBE 17 1950-~b~
.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 secondi-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
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ONJE YEAR $2.00 SIX MONTHS $1.00
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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. Tilhe spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word tiorougihly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country --. Right or Wreng
DID YOU SHIRK YOUR DUTY?
The ballot box stands between a free people
and enslavement. The right to vote is the strong-
est defense we have against oppression.
Few people will deny this. Yet a large number
of residents of Port St. Joe, who regard them-
selves as good and patriotic citizens, failed to
take advantage of their greatest privilege in the
November 7 general election. But 306 of an esti-
mated 1400 qualified voters went to the polls to
cast their ballots.
In local elections it is common for less than
,half of the eligible voters to go to the polls. Even
in national elections, in which men are running
for the highest offices, and in which issues and
principles of the utmost moment are at stake,
millions of us don't vote.
The result, of course, is government by mi-
nority-there is no way to measure the views and
opinions of the man who fails to exercise the
right of franchise. Government of the people is
possible only when the people make their stand
known-and that can be done only at the ballot
:box. The majority rules, as usual, but the true
-voice of the majority can never be known if peo-
ple who possess the right to vote shirk their duty
We're curious to know how the female bathing
suit industry is to comply with the government's
desire to have us get along with less of every-
thing.-Wckefield (Mass.) Daily Item.
Time to start your Christmas shopping!
Trade with your home-town merchants.
The Way To Humanity's H-e-t
FOUR SCORE AND SEVEN YEARS AGO-
This year it is just four score and seven years
since weary, ailing President Lincoln made the
"few appropriate remarks" asked of him at Get-
tysburg. The date was November 19, 1863. How
many of us know more than the first few words
of that brief, memorable talk? How many of our
school children here in Port St. Joe even know
there was such a talk made? Few, well venture
One thing that doesn't suffer from age is Truth
-and Lincoln's message has as much meaning
today as it had 87 years ago. It is reprinted be-
low for the benefit of readers of The Star:
Four score and seven years ago our fathers
brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation,
conccived in Liberty, and dedicated to the prop-
osition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, test-
ing whether that nation, or any nation so con-
ceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We
are met here on a great battlefield of that war.
We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a
final resting place for those who here gave their
lives that that nation might live. It is altogether
fitting and proper that we should do this.
But in a larger sense we can not dedicate-
we can not consecrate-we can not hallow this
ground. The brave men, living and dead, who
,fiu..:,-',l here, have consecrated it far above our
poor power to add or detract. The world will
little note, nor long remember, what we say here,
but can never forget what they did here.
It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated
here to the unfinished work which they have,
thus far, so nobly carried on. It is rather for us
to be here dedicated to the great task remaining
before us-that from these honored dead we take
increased devotion to that cause for which they
here gave the last full measure of devotion-that
we here highly resolve that these dead shall not
have died in vain; that this nation, under God,
shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this
government of the people, by the people, for the
people, shall not perish from the earth.
This idea of a United Nations flag may be all
right in its place, but the editor of The Star'feels
that it should not supersede the Stars and Stripes,
particularly in our schools. The United States
has not been absorbed into the United Nations,
therefore the American flag, symbol of one na-
tion, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,"
and it alone, should float over our institutions of
Good business is the art of keeping consumers
dissatisfied with what they have.
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Local Man Held for Shooting
William T' Sherwood of this city
has been wounded and is being held
in the Mobile, Ala., jail after a gun
battle in the heart of the Mobile
business district with police. He
was arrested for failing to stop his
car at a through street, and after
resisting arrest, was placed in a po-
lice car. Sherwood drew a pistol in
the car, shot a police officer in the
arm and hand and jumped from the
car. He was shot twice in the arm
by the other officer as he fled. He
is an employee of the Apalachicola
Northern Railroad and was spend-
ing Armistice Day in Mobile.
Commissioners Will Cut Millage
Meeting Tuesday to discuss bud-
get requirements for the ensuing
year, the board of city commission-
ers decided that due to an increase
in assessed valuation of property
within the city limits that a cut of
1 mill can be made in the tax roll.
The present rate is 10 mills.
Advisory Board Named
The selective service advisory
board for Gulf county was named
Sunday by the state director and
will consist of E. Clay Lewis Jr.,
and B. B. Conklin of this city, and
Sammy Patrick of Wewahitchka.
Scrub Oak Made Into Modern 'Rail-Splitters
I To test new cutting tools, engi-
High Quality Paper i neers whittle cast iron "logs"
weighing half a ton into millions
The possibility that vast acreages of iron chips. The cutting tools
of scrub oak in the South may now then are examined under a micro-
be utilized in the manufacture of scope for wear.
paper was given added impetus at ,,.
Gainesville last week. r
In a new technical paper entitled
"Pulping of Scrub Oak (Quercus
Laevis) By the Kraft Process," the .
pulp and paper laboratory at the
University of Florida reported that J O
preliminary research shows certain
specified conditions will produce a
high quality filler pulp from this
oak. The wood formerly was useful
only as a source of firewood.
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLOMIDA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1950
r .r.. N E .T AS.JO IA FIV
Increase In State
Auto Taxes Seen
Average Motorist Now Paying Ap-
proximtely $112 Yearly for
Privilege of Owning Car
Special state taxes collected each
year from Florida motorists will
jump by at least $8,165,000 because
of the 1950 increase in motor ve-
hicle ownership, according to the
Florida petroleum industries com-
This computation is based on
preliminary estimates of 1950 car,
bus and truck registrations recently
released by the U. S. Bureau of
It is pointed out that without any
increase in present tax rates, the
increase in vehicle ownership ex-
pected during 1950 should mean a
11% increase in registration fee
collections and a minimum increase
of $5,675,000 in gasoline tax reve-
nues to Florida. Increased use of
motor vehicles and new registra-
tions in future years will further in-
crease state highway-user tax col-
The bureau of public roads esti-
mated that Florida will have 952,-
.000 registered motor vehicles at
the beginning of 1951, compared
with 855,504 at the start of 1950.
In the course of this year, the pe-
troleum committee says, the Flor-
ida motorist will pay an average of
about $112 in state and federal
levies just because he owns and op-
erates a car or truck. And govern-
ment receives more and more each
year in motorists' taxes as motor
vehicle ownership increases and
each vehicle travels more miles
.with the passing of the years.
Advertising Doesn't Cost It PAYS.
The tuberculin test is a simple
sensitivity test to find out whether
or not a person has tuberculosis
germs in his body. A positive re-
action does not necessarily mean
active tuberculosis, but it should
be followed by a chest X-ray to
make certain there is no disease.
Tuberculin testing programs for
school children are supported in
many localities by Christmas Seal
Lynwood Rhames Now At
Chanute Air Force Base
Pfc. Lynwood Rhames, son of Mr.
and Mrs. A. B. Rhames of Highland
View, is attending an aviation spe-
cialist course in the technical train-
ing center, Chanute Air Force Base,
Pfc. Rhames will attend the Cha-
nute school for some 16 weeks and
upon successful completion of his
course, will be reassigned to a
permanent air force base.
It Pays To Advertise Try It.
PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB
If you would like to have help in
landscaping your yard, Miss Emma
Stevenson, our county home dem-
onstration agent, will be glad to
come to your yard and give you
suggestions. Just send her a card
It's pleasant to have passers-by
admire your yard, but you're miss-
ing the whole point of an attrac-
tive garden if you don't enjoy it
yourself. And to really enjoy it, you
have to have a place where you can
sit and relax and forget worries.
That doesn't mean you have to
have a big, expensive flagstone ter-
race. You can do wonders with an
angle of your house, a shady spot
by the drive, a corner by the gar-
age. All you need is shade, a little
privacy and surroundings that are
pleasant to look at. Either a fence
or a high mass of shrubs can give
Every month of the year in Flor-
ida the yard can be used. Plant
trees for shade for a delightful spot
in summer. For the cold, windy
months, plan your outdoor living
area in a sheltered spot, such as a
corner by the garage, or plant a
tall hedge on the north side to cut
off the wind, and you'll find there
will be few days when you caa't
An outdoor table and fireplace
are added attractions for outdoor
living. Place your clothesline, gar-
bage can, etc.-the service section
of the yard-in a separate part of
the yard, with perhaps a hedge or
fence to screen it off from the liv-
To the gardener who is consider-
ing developing his backyard for
pleasant living, the book, "Sunset
Ideas for Landscaping Your Home"
may be obtained for $1 from the
Lane Publishing Co., 576 Sacra-
mento Street, San Francisco, Calif.
The three main cause of fires in
Florida's woodlands are men, wo-
men and children.
The Leader Shoe Shop
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FRIDAY, OVEMBER17, 95
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IAG X T T P T
The Human Race
Schools May Ask for
'Probably Need Additional $21,000,-
000 Due To Enlarged
Florida schools may ask the 1951
legislature for $119,000,000 for the
inext two years. That's about $21,-
4000,000 more than 'was appropri-
ated by the 1949 legislature.
State School Superintendenit Tom
Bailey gave the figures to the edu-
cation committee of the legislative
council Monday. However, he em-
phasized they are extremely tenta-
tive so far because budget calcula-
tions have not been made.
Bailey said enlarged enrollments
are responsible for at least 90% of
,the increase. "If the school popula-
tion were static we could get along
on the same appropriation, but it
keeps growing," he said.
He pointed out that new residents
of the state add an average of 222
Whatever your taste, you are
sure to find a card that says
"Merry Christmas" just the
way you want to say it-in our
large collection of Hallmark
Cards in Cello-Pacs.
JOHN ROBERT SMITH
PHONE 5 PORT ST. JOE
Health Board Control
Program Is Definitely
Proving Rough On Rats
Typhus Fever Making Spectacular
Decline In Counties Where
Work Being Pushed
Florida's public health rodent con-
trol program is definitely proving
rough on rats and equally beneficial
for people, says the Florida State
Board of Health.
Typhus fever, which is generally
spread to people by fleas from in-
fected rats and mice, has been mak-
ing a spectacular decline in coun-
ties where a rat control program
has been pushed most vigorously,
and shows an encouraging slump on
a statewide basis.
Rat control programs operate pri-
marily as local projects of the vari-
ous .county health departments with
assistance from the state board of
health, the U. S. Public Health Ser-
vice, t h e Rockefeller Foundation
and other agencies.
The editor of The Star has been
in Port St. Joe for 14 years and
has yet to hear of a case of typhus
here. However, during the first part
of the last war, while watching
ships from South America take on
lumber, we've seen rats come down
the big hawsers, jump the tin cone
around it, and scuttle off across
the dock. Whether or not they were
carrying typhus fleas, we wouldn't
Reported cases of typhus in the
state reached 370 by 1945, climbed
pupils to the state's school enroll-
ment every week. "It will cost at
least $10,000,000 a year for the next
five years to take care of these ad-
ditional students," he said.
The committee met in Tallahas-
see to hear suggestions from edu-
cators and lay people on improve-
ment of the state's schools.
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Foreign trade constitutes an im-
portant part of New York state's
business activity. According to the
New York state depatm ent of
commerce, the four customs dis-
tricts in the state handle about half
the entire dollar volume of the im-
ports and, exports of the conti-
nental United States.
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For the sake of your children, and your children's chil-
dren, make sure you buy and use Christmas Seals.
Christmas Seal funds have fought tuberculosis since (
1907. And today your children have a far greater chance
af escaping TB than you did.
Yet tuberculosis still kills more people than all other
infectious diseases. So give your children a still better
chance. Send your contribution today
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'This ad published in the public interest by
ST. JOE PAPER COMPANY
to 397 cases in 1946, then slipped
to 340 cases in 1947, according to
records compiled by the state board
of health. The statewide downward
trend was noted in 1948 when 166
cases were registered, followed by
123 cases in 1949.
So far during 1950 there have
been only 28 cases of typhus re-
ported for the first nine months of
the year. Ten of these, records
show, are in Hillsborough county.
Dangerous to Dogs
The Journal of the American Vet-
erinary Medical association has
cautioned against giving dogs ex-
cesive doses of vitamin A, Experi-
ments with puppies showed that
doses greatly in excess of the
mount they normally require pro-
duced loss of weight, poor appe-
tite, and other undesirable changes.
The warning was sounded for own-
ers who mistakenly assume that
extra large amounts of vitamin A
will aid their dogs' health.
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% measuring cup. (or 1 ordinary
cup) of water for each person.
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Nurse Tells How Hadacol
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Mrs. Jennie Lee Adele, 412 N.
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There's a very. good reason why
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLO~RIDA
~:FRIDAY, NOVEMIIBER- 17,.11950
FIY 7 1 THEI I T
THE LOW DOWN
---- from -----
Editor The Starr:
You no, folkses, this advice we
git every morning' via newspaper
and radeo pleadin' with us to pull
in our belt and save democracy, it
needs skrutiny. I'll therefor take
my trusty mikroskope in hand and
see whut is in the wurks-whut is
cooking and iffen the dish will be
Furst off, I sez I'm fer deemoc-
racy. Also, I'm fer pullin' in the
belt when necesary-but it's gotta
be necessary. It's now jist that-
we're in a shooting' war-we gotta
provide the shooting' runs. So, all
in all, I'm fer pulling' in my belt
and savin' democracy.
"Okay, then," sez Henry, my nay-
bor, "iffen you are fer it and not
agin it, why are you poppin' off."
That's jist it, I sez-I'll enliten you
bekaus as I join in with the belt
pullin', it irks me no end to see
Unkle Sambo with his tail over the
dashbord, bargain' into all kinds,
sorts and kolors of unneeded things.
Why don't the old pelikan take the
same kind of thrifty medicine he
asks you to take?
And do you no whut my spieglass
shows-and cleer? It shows that
Soshulism has the Govt. by the
hand. And when the war is done,
there he'll be-Unkle Samuel, I
meefh-sittin' in the saddle as the
Big I Am, and who are you to raze
your voice? And you'll look fer
"Deemocracy"-and same will have
flew the koop. That's what I see.
Yours with the low down,
I am no longer connected with
the Modern Beauty Shop and will
not be responsible for any debts in
11-17* JANET BAILEY.
NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Chapter 20953. Laws of Florida, Acts of
1941, the undersigned intenms to register
with the Clerk or the Circuit Court of Gulf
County. Florida, four weeks after the first
publication of thiq notice. the fictitious
name or trade name under which she will be
engaged in business and under which said
business will be carried on, to-wit: MABEL'S
12-1 MRS. MABEL BAXLEY.
First publication November 10, 1950.
NOTICE FOR DIVORCE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA IN CHANCERY.
CAPERS ALLEN, Plaintiff,
LILLIE ALLEN, Defendant.
NOTICE TO: LILLIE ALLEN, whose place
of residence is unknown.
On or before the 27th day of November,
1950, the defendant, LILLIE ALLEN, is re-
quired to serve upon Cecil G. Costin, Jr.,
Plaintiff's Attorney. whose address is 211
Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida, a copy
of, and file with the Clerk of this Court the
original of an answer to the bill of com-
plaint for divorce filed against him herein.
Witness my hand and official seal of said
Court at Wewahitehka, Gulf County, Florida,
this 26th day of October. A D. 1950.
(SEAL) GEORGE Y. CORE,
10-27 11-17 Clerk Circuit Court.
NOTICE FOR DIVORCE '
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA. IN CHANCERY.
ED)DIE BELL. LISTER COX, Complainant,
CARLOS V. COX. Defendant.
NOTICE TO: Carlos V. Cox, whose place of
Carlos V. Cox, 1st Lt. A.O. 590036
6151st, Air Base Unit, A.P.O. 917
c/o Post Master, San Francisco, California.
On or before che' 27th day of November,
1950, the Defendant, Carlos V. Cox, is re-
quired to serve upon F. M. Campbell. Plain-
tiff's Attorney, whose address is Wewahit-
chka, Florida, a copy of, and file with the
Clerk of the Circuit Court the original of an
answer to the complaint for divorce filed
against him herein.
WITNESS mn. han I and seal of said Court
at Wewahitchka, Gulf County, Florida, this
24th day of October, 1950.
(Circuit Court Seal)
GEORGE Y. CORE,
10-27 11-24 as Clerk of said Court.
NOTICE OF PROCEEDINGS FOR THE
CLOSING OF A ROAD
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
You will take notice that the Board of
County Commissioners of Gulf County upon
i petition of qualified land owners, will at 9
o'clock A. M. (CST) on the 5th day of De-
cember. 1950, at the County Courthouse in
Wewahitchka, Florida, consider and deter-
mine whether or not the County will vacate,
abandon discontinue and close the follow-
ing described portions of certain streets lo-
cated in Oak Grove Subdivision of Gulf
County, Florida, to-wit:
That portion of the West half of Jack-
son Street abutting Lot 2 in Block 10
of Oak Grove Subdivision, the same be-
" ing 30 feet in width and 124%4 feet in
S That portion of the East half of Chero-
kee Street abutting Lot 2 in Block 14
of Oak Grove Subdivision, the same be-
ing 30 feet in width and 124 feet in
PERSONS INTERESTED MAY APPEAR
AND BE HEARD AT THE TIME AND PLACE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF GULF COUNTY,
RBy BASIL E. KENNEY, Jr.,
11-10 12-1 Chairman.
s In Korea I Need of brighter if they haven't. Write him
GIs In Korea In Need of airmail, always.
More Letters From Home "And don't feel neglected or hurt
if he doesn't answer your letter
Keep'Em Coming, Make'Em Cheer- fairly promptly. He wants to, and
fut, and Send 'Em Airmail, tries to, but stop to consider this:
Urges Red Cross He's smack in the middle of a war,
with all the nerve-shattering ten-
Many a GI in Korea needs more sion and waiting and physical ex-
letters from home, but fewer that haustion that go with fighting that
are depressing or demand to know war. Perhaps he hasn't been in the
why he doesn't reply promptly, says thick of the fighting-maybe as-
Red Cross welfare worker Aaron W. signed to a service outfit or regi-
Cole of San Diego, Calif., who has mental command pst-buteve- i
ben attached to a maine group theless, the physical and emotional
c l i strain of war is there. He works a
since early in the war.
16-hour day. usually, then sleeps
Cole sends this message to Port h
rhe sleep of exhaustion until some-
St. Joe for families of fighting men:
"Keep those cheerful letters con- y shakes him awake.
ing-and often-to your GI. To him, "Wherever he is-chasing Reds
dog-tired and lonely and under ter- back into their own lair at bayonet
rific tension most of the time. every point, or helping to keep supplies
word you wriLe is a golden Wvld. movin'g-he's thinking of you. Those
in Korea, the mail orderly is a I of us whose business it is. day af-
great morale builder, and is as pop- ter day. to talk -to GIs about their'
ular as Santa Claus-if he delivers personal and family troubles, canll
that letter from home. There are attest to that.
days on end when he doesn't- "In your letter to him, don't be
plenty of them, for a lot of GIs. gloomy or nagging. or discuss minor
Not every day, either, can he reach family troubles. Don't be impatient
your guy-war, particularly in Ko- or petulant, wanting to know why
rea, being what it is-but when the he doesn't write. Don't worry him.
mailman does show up, every last He would write more often if he
soldier has a right to expect that could. And, meantime, remember
his folks back home haven't forgot- that letters are wonderful to get-
ten him. His day will be a bit particularly by GIs fighting a war."
TO THE EDITOR
Dear Editor Bill-I ajm sending
you a copy of my home-town paper,
in which I think a number of ar-
ticles will be right down your alley.
I am flat on my back in bed from
a broken leg. I got my new foot
and tried to be too smart. Got out
in the back yard too soon and had
a fall. Doctor thinks it will heal
all right, but will be from six to
O. D. LANGSTON.
(By Mrs. 0. D.)
Ann Arbor, Mich.
my subscription to Ann Arbor, as
I shall be in school at the Univer-
sity of Michigan until next June,
and want a visit from Port St. Joe
each week through The Star.
Powell River, B. C., Canada'
Dear Bill-When I got up here to
Canada, I found no issues of The
Star waiting for me. I guess I for-
got to send you my new address,
Perhaps the postoffice hasn't for-
warded them, although I guaran-
teed Mr. Drake postage for maga-
zines, papers, etc.,
I certainly would like to know
what's happened since we left and
I want to keep up with St. Joe in
the future. Will you please see that
I get my copies regularly from now
on? GEORGE B. HILLS Jr.
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FRIDA, NOV N13ER17,15
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THEAY N STR POTS.JEUFCUNY LRD AEFV
Individual Citizens Urged To Co-
operate To Prevent $30,000,000
Loss In Woods Fires
"Florida will again lose $30,000,-
000 this winter unless the individual
citizen helps prevent woods fires,"
State Forester C. H. Coulter said in
announcing the opening of the an-
nual state-wide forest fire preven-
tion campaign Monday.
"Co-operation of the people of
Gulf county and the entire state
against wildfire is imperative," the
state forester said. "Woods fires
cost the woodland owners $4,500,-
000 last year. In wages, transporta-
tion and manufacturing an addi-
tional $25,500,000 is lost.
"This most shameful waste re-
sults from woods fires caused by
man, either carelessly or deliber-
The campaign has been timed to
open at the beginning of Florida's
worst woods fire season, which
usually is from Noveniber through
March. These are the months when
Florida woodlands are generally
drier and the fire hazard is greatest.
Co-operating with the Florida For-
est Service in the campaign are the
U. S. Forest Service, American Red
Cross and other public agencies and
private clubs and organizations.
The theme of the campaign this
year is "Our Most Shameful Waste.
Remember Only YOU Can Pre-
vent Woods Fires."
PURCHASE OF GRADER
(Continued from page 1)
ment is being published in The
Star for the .benefit of anyone in-
terested in the proceedings.
'Sammy Patrick, county assessor,
presented the 1950 tax roll, which
was examined and accepted by the
board, and Tom Owens, school su-
perintendent asked the board to as-
sist in constructing a shelter for
school children on U. S. Highway
98 where the old Jones homestead
county road runs into the highway.
It was agreed that the county will
pay half the cost of the shelter.
A number of other matters were
disposed of, including approval of
bills against the county's various
4 funds in the following totals: Gen-
eral revenue fund, $2,686.32; fine
and forfeiture fund, $1,320.40; ag-
riculture and livestock fund, $225;
.road and bridge fund, $2,203.87;
mothers pension fund, $76; race
track find, $2,205; county service
officer fund, $100.
O o O
Tomorrow May Be Too Late!
Right now we have a wide variety
for you to select from in a wide
range of prices but we don't
know when some of the lines will
'be cancelled. Better come in,
now and make your selection!
I Phone 51
Only reason this column is being
written this week is that we were
shy this much news of filling up
That Thanksgiving proclamation
by Mayor Jake Belin on page one
is the combined brain child of City
Clerk Ben Dickens, Jr., and City
Attorney Cecil G. Costin Jr., Seems
there were no ready-written proc-
lamations available, so these two
got their heads together and com-
posed the masterpiece. ... Cecil
would write a paragraph and then
Ben would take over. ... Not a
bad job at all, at all
Well, W. W. Barrier, in cahoots
with George Wimberly on the Port
St. Joe Pontiac dealership, has fi-
nally broken down and is going to
sell his 1946 Oldsmobile in order
to buy a Pontiac. About time!
How would Charlie Garraway look
riding around in a Ford .when he
has the Chevrolet agency, or Otto
Anderson in a Hudson when he is
the Ford man here?
Fishing is beginning to pick up
down at the city dock. Bill Mazorol
came around Wednesday evening to
entice us down there, but with a
hard day ahead of us Thursday get-
ting out The Star we had to decline.
However, our head bottle-washer,
Don Brock, took his trusty rod in
hand and his shrimp in his pocket
and brought back a nice string of
white trout. .. We'll probably be
down there tonight.
When outofdoors, stop to smoke
in safe places only.
Texans Go Visiting To Attend Speech School
Mrs. Eafie Tolbert writes us from Mrs. Janet Jones left Tuesday
Texas that she and her husband for Jacksonville, from whence she
have returned to their home in will go to Tampa where she plans
Kermit, Texas, after spending two
weeks in Mississippi, Alabama and
Florida visiting friends and rela-
tives. i f %
Visitors From Tallahassee
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Trawick of
Tallahassee were guests over the
week-end of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. Bucky
Attends P.-T. A. Meeting
Mrs. Edwin Ramsey attended the
state Parent Teacher Association
meeting .held this week in Pensa-
Visit Daughter At College
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Anderson were
recent visitors at Stephens College,
Cdlumbia, Mo., where their daugh-
ter, Betty Otto, is a student.
'to attend school for special speech
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
Trucks need protection in winter, too!
They need not only an oil change and anti-freeze,
but a stem-to-stern check-up on -all moving parts.
Bring your truck in to our Triple Diamond serv-
ice station for the most complete "Winter-izing" job
in town. It's the best way to guard against the trou-
bles bad weather brings. Drive in now, or phone-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
V MBER 17 1950
PAGE TEN TH STR POR ST. JOE GULF CONY FLRD FRDY NOVMBE 17 1950~
ing the final period when end Bill
Quarles caught a short pass to go
over the goal line. Graceville put
across two more counters in the
final period for their score of 58.
Bonifay comes here tonight to
meet the Sharks under the lights at I
Centennial Field, and the last game
scheduled will be played here No-
vember 24 when the Sharks tangle
Other scores last Friday were as
follows: Apalachicola 31, Bay High
"B" 0; Walton 20, Chipley 6; Do-
than 7, Bay High 2; Bonifay 47,
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
LOTS 6, 8 AND 10 on 8th Street.
Title clear. Can furnish abstract.
Would sell 1V2 lot if desired. See
Mrs. A. M. Jones, Sr. 10-20tf
WANTED-Ex-tea and coffee men
and others for local 1500 family
Rawleigh Business. Many dealers
doing $100 to $300 or more weekly.
Good opportunity to have profitable
,business of your own. Write Raw-
leigh's, Dept. FAK-101-L, Memphis,
1946 OLDSMOBILE Hydromatic
drive, radio, heater. Recondition-
ed. Good tires. Can be financed. See
W. W. Barrier. 11-17tf
ROSES guaranteed to live and
'bloom. AARS Winners from the
south's largest growers of patented
roses. Write now for new, full col-
or, free catalog. TY-TEX NUR-
SERIES, Box 532, Tyler, Texas.
VACUUM CLEANER- Practically
new Hygiene cleaner, with all at-
tachments, $65. See Mrs. W. S.
Smith at Star office. 3-10tf
DRESSMAKING-Get your evening
dresses made before the holidays.
Tailor-made suits and dresses of all
kinds. Guaranteed work. Mrs. Ger-
aldine Carr, at Mrs. L. House's resi-
dence, 6th Street, Highland View,
or phone 68 J. 11-17tf
It Pays To Advertise Try It.
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All visit-
ing companions welcome. James M.
Harris, High Priest; H. R. Maige,
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, 1. 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Elwyn Blount, N. G.; Mary
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
Port St. Joe Lodge 1ll. 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, 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. San-
som, N. G.; Fred L. Hill, V. G.;
Chas. Smith, Secretary.
BOY SCOUT NEWS
EARL McCORMICK, Scribe
The opening ceremony for the
meeting of Troop 47 held Monday
evening was the Scout oath and
laws by Senior Scouts Bo Bray,
Ronnie Chism and George Atkins.
A new patrol was set up at this
time with Leroy Gainous as patrol
leader and Freddie McCall as as-
sistant patrol leader.
It was announced that the board
of review will be held next Monday
night, with Floyd Roberts, chairman
of the scout committee, in charge.
All Scouts must attend to receive
awards at the next Court of Honor.
Points were totaled for all pa-
trols, as follows: Tiger Patrol 1200
(honor patrol for last month; Co-
bra Patrol, 1175; Panther Patrol,
1155; Flaming Arrow Patrol, 940;
Flying Eagle Patrol, 715; the new
patrol (not named), 1075.
One more week to go! Next week
will end the second four-week pe-
riod and the patrol with the high-
est points will be honor patrol for
Letters To Santa Claus
Port St. Joe, Fla.
Dear Santa Claus-I want a tou-
can bird. Oh, please, please, please,
please, please let me have a toucan
bird. I know they cost a lot of
money, but I want one so bad, so
please, please let me have a tou-
can bird. I really want one, so
please let me have one, please,
And I want a beautiful white
cage big enough for him to get in.
Following is the school lunch-
room menu for the week:
Monday, November 20
String Beans Carrot Sticks
White Bread Margarine
Apple Half Pint Milk
Tuesday, November 21
Large Limas with Ham Seasoning
Tomatoes and Okra
Shredded Lettuce Orange
Wheat Bread Margarine
Wednesday, November 22
Baked Turkey, Dressing and
Cranberry Sauce Broccoli
Cup Cake Half Pint Milk
Guests From Holmes County
Mr. and Mrs. Walster Goodson
and children of Holmes county were
guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. E.
C. Cason and other relatives and
Take In Cane-Grinding
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ferrell were
visitors in Greensboro Monday, at-
tending an old fashioned cane-grind-
Mr. and Mrs. Will Daughtry of
Sopchoppy were week-end guests of
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Daughtry and
A REAL THRILLER FOR A-Heel-and-a-Toe
A BOY! ...and Away They Gal
Twenty-one pieces! Handsome
steel -chest, complete set of ----- .
quality-made tools, "Things to _
Fascinating Scale Model of Authentic Design "Mu
STREET SQUARE DANCE
The brooms rotate while toy 0 Dosie and Dokes are a pair of
is running. Clock-spring motor high-stepping dolls that whirl
with lots of power. Rubber to -Western music when the
wheels. 8V-inch. crank is turned.
S'VSWCs a Fwevra Here Comes the Showboat!
A beautiful, flashy,
pull-toy in brilliant
with whistle ... 14
Perfectly Balanced for Complete Safety
ROC K ING
DOUCK PINS $6.95
$1.98 Here's a dandy!
J wood head finish-
The ten 4y-inch pins are red ed in red, white
and white plastic. Fun for all and blue. Steel
the family. Two balls included saddle.
Sturdy Steel No Sharp Edges Runs Without Winding
$1.00 eaa. oTOR BUS
just a short push-and away
Beautifully designed trucks. Choice of six true-to-life styles. she goes! Forward-backward
Enclosed motors. About 18 inches long. -and with bumps. 12-inch.
GIF T S for All the Family Buy On Our Convenient Lay-Away Plan
FIRESTONE HOME & AUTO SUPPLY STORE
B. W. EELLS, Owner -- PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
S COMPLETE SERVICE
WE HANDLE ALL TYPES DF INSURANCE
FIRE LIFE CASUALTY BONDS
We recommend fire insurance because it's easy to start a fire
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRiDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1950