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PORT ST. JOE
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' County, Devoted To the
I Continued Development
! of the Entire County
"Port St. Joe-The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
VOLUME XIV FORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1951 NUMBER 24
Will Be LoadedWith
Solons Preparing Entries Pre-
aratory To Staring Gun
of 1951 Session
By J. KENNETH BALLINGER
Members of the 1951 state legis-
lature are grooming any number of
bills and amendments for introduc-
tion when the doors swing open in
April for the 1951 session.
Representative James A. Haley,
Sarasota, will ask the legislature to
open the books of state welfare's
$50,000,000-a-year payments to those
the state supports.
Senator B. C. Pearce, Palatka,
will propose a 16-man crime inves-
tigating force to work under the
Rep. Alex MacWilliam of Vero
Beach will ask a uniform speed
law-60 miles on highways and a
35 maximum in cities. Sen. John
Branch of Tampa wants it set at
65 miles per hour.
Rep. Marvin H. Rowell, Stuart,
hopes to get $20,000,000 from auto
tag sales given to counties for road
work, but is frankly pessimistic
about his chances .. And equally
hopeful are the peace officers, who
want to tax motorists twice yearly
for inspections, fees to go to pen-
sions for policemen.
There is a, feeling,lthat thl4, legis-
lature should redistrict the state to
mark out particular areas in which
the two new congressmen would be
elected. Some fear if they leave it
statewide, the political strength of
Lex Green of Starke and several
others of proven vote-getting abil-
ity would be drawn to such races.
(Contiinued on page 5)
Shivers and Tapper To
Speak At P.-T. A. Meet
Members of Legislature Represent-
ing County Will Talk On Mini-
mum Foundation Program
State Senator Olin G. Shivers of
Chipley and Representative George
Tapper of this city will be the prin-
cipal speakers at the regular meet-
ing of the Port St. Joe Parent-
Teacher Association to be held next
Thursday night, March 15, at 8:00
o'clock in the elementary school au-
ditorium. The subject to be dis-
cussed, according to J. B. Harris,
president of the P.-T. A., is the
minimum foundation school pro-
"This will be the last opportun-
ity to hear this important matter
('Continued on page 8)
March 9-Program by elementary
and junior high glee clubs; elemen-
tary school auditorium, 8 p. m. No
March 11-Meeting of Gulf Coast
Baseball League, St. Joe city hall,
3:00 p. m.
March 15-Educational film for
women only, "Breast Self-Examina-
tion," elementary school auditor-
ium, 4:00 p. m.
March. 15--Regular -P.-T. A. meet-
ing, 8 p. m., elementary school au-
ditorium; State Senator Shivers and
Representative Tapper.-t speak on
minimum foundation school pro-
Film for Women Only
To Be Shown March 15
Educational Picture By American
Cancer Society Is Sponsored
By Woman's Club
An educational film, "Breast Self-
Examination," will be shown at the
elementary school building at 4:00
p. m. next Thursday, March 15. It
is for women only, there is no ad-
mission charge, and all women in
this area are urged and invited to
see the film.
The film was produced by the
American Cancer Society as part
of its educational program in an ef-
fort to instruct women how to de-
tect breast cancer and secure treat-
ment at the early stage.
This form of cancer is now claim-
ing the lives of 20,000 women in the
United States annually, and it is
believed that half of these lives
can be saved if all women are
alerted to the problem.
The public welfare department of
the Port St. Joe Woman's Club is
handling the publicity for the Gulf
county chapter of the American
Cancer Society in an attempt to
reach as many women as possible.
Tell your neighbor and send word
to all your friends, inviting them
to see this film.
Gulf County Gets Another
$25,000 In Race Revenue
Another check for :$25,000 has
been received by Clerk George Core
as Gulf county's share -.f taxes on
race track bets. This is $50,000 to
date, or $5000 more than was re-
ceived at the same time last year.
The county will receive more as
the racing season goes on, and
from present indications the total
amount may exceed the $82,400 re-
ceived last year from these pari
Commissioners To Ask Raise
It will be noted in the minutes of
the board of county commissioners
of Gulf county, on page 7 of this is-
sue of The Star, that the members
of the board will seek passage of a
local law at the coming legislative
session to boost their salaries.
Retail items on which American
families spend billions of dollars
annually have been brought under
a "margin" type of price control by
the office-of price stabilization, A.
Reid Mann, district director of the
Jacksonville office of OPS says.
Commodities .affected include all
items commonly sold in men's and
women's apparel and, shoe stores,
most of the items carried in furni-
ture and floor covering stores and
more than 75% of the volume now
handled by department stores, says
"The new regulation, No. 7, is
based on the strongest and most ef-
fective type of retail price control
developed out of long experience in
World War II for the type of com-
modities covered by the regulation,"
"It is a 'pricing chart' type of
order. Each retailer affected makes
up a' chat showing what he sold
goods for on February 24, what he
paid for those goods an d, therefore,
what his margin was between cost
arid selling price."
SItemsr covered-by the regulation!
League Meet Flop;
Set for Sunday
Representatives From Four
Teams Fail To Show; St.
Joe Club Elects Officers
The meeting of the Gulf Coast
Baseball League called last Sunday
at the Port St. Joe city hall by Tom
Owens, league president, was a dis-
mal failure due to the fact that a
number of teams indicating a de-
sire to get in the loop failed to
send a representative to the gath-
Represented were Port St. Joe,
Wewahitchka, Panama City and the
Navy Mines Countermeasure Sta-
tion. Failing to show were delegates
from Boluntstown, Chattahoochee,
Apalachicola and Tyndall Field.
Another meeting has been called
for next Sunday at 3 p. m. in the
city hall by President Tom Owens,
and it is expected to sign up at
least six teams at that time.
J. Lamar Miller informs us that
he contacted L. G. Buck, Bob Ned-
ley, Mannie Brash and W. F. Ran-
dolph in Apalachicola and that they
informed him it was strictly an
oversight that no one was at the
meeting last Sunday, but that they
would have a delegation at next
A director of the Blointstown
team stated that they couldn't af-
ford to enter the league if the hir-
ing of outside players was to be al-
lowed, since they went in the hole
last year, but that they would like
to enter if rosters were held to lo-
Up to yesterday no word had
been received from Chattahoochee.
Thursday evening of last week
the St. Joe Baseball Club held an
election of officers with Floyd Hunt
being named as president and Tom
Coldewey and Doc Bob King elected
as directors. J. Lamar Miller headed
the local organization last year,
and directors were George Tapper
and C. G. Costin Jr.
work clothing; men's furnishings
and all women's and children's
ready-to-wear items and acces-
sories; shoes for the whole family,
including rubber footwear; all
household commodities, such as
sheets, blankets, curtains, etc., and
all yard goods; all furniture, rugs
and lamps. Some other groups may
be added later by amendment.
Items not covered: Food, bever-
ages, drugs and cosmetics, gaso-
line and oil, automotive equipment
and supplies, lumber, building sup-
plies and hardware, fuel, jewelry,
smallwares (stationery, novelties.
etc.), large appliances and house-
In addition to all the other book-
work the poor retailer is already
doing for the government, he will
now have to:
1. Prepare two copies of a pric-
ing chart. This; will be 'his chief
guidepost throughout the life of the
regulation. He' keeps one cop 'and
files the other with the district OPS
office of his area on pr before
March 29, 1951. ,. : *
2.' 'The' regulatiofi tells him, in
Team Captains Named
In Red Cross Campaign
Chairman Dowd Selects Assistants
To Spearhead Annual Drive;
Will Name Others Later
Joe Dowd of this city, chairman
of the fund-raising campaign for the
American Red Cross in Gulf county,
this week named a number of his
team captains to spearhead the '51
drive which is expected to raise a
quota of $1500 between now and
Named were: Mrs. J. L. Bateman,
Wewahitchka; Mrs. Earl Hobaugh,
Beacon Hill; Mrs. Jimmy McNeill,
Indian Pass; Mrs. Pearl L. McFar-
land and Mrs. G. T. O'Brien, Oak
Grove; Mrs. W. H. Cook, Over-
street; Raymond Driesbach, Mrs. F.
M. Hall and Mrs. D. Peters, St. Joe
Team captains for Port St. Joe
and Kenney's Mill will be selected
shortly, said Dowd.
"We need volunteers for White
City and Highland View, where we
have not been able to obtain team
captains," said the chairman yester-
It is planned to have the high
school band tour the town Tuesday
of next week in a "pep" rally to
announce that volunteers will put
on an intensive drive Wednesday.
J. W. Duncan Dies In
J. J W. Duncan, a,,resident of Port
St. Joe for the past 25 years or
more, passed away at 7 a. m. Tues-
day at the state tuberculosis sana-
torium near Marianna. He had been
under the care of doctors for some
time. Funeral services were held
yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock in
Mr. Duncan is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Mattie Duncan of this
city; two sons, Thomas of Haines
City, and Monroe, stationed at an
army post in Colorado, and a daugh-
ter, Mrs. Rhuey Radase of Jackson-
ST. JOE MERCHANTS WILL ASK
COUNTY SMALL CLAIMS COURT
The Port St. Joe Retail Merchants
Association will seek to have a lo-
cal bill passed at the coming ses-
sion of the legislature to set up a
small claims court in Gulf county,
with the county judge serving as
Main reason is to secure judg-
ments on accounts long overdue.
We Acknowledge With Thanks
Not having partaken of fresh wa-
ter fish for such a long time that
we'd forgotten what they tasted
like, we were agreeably surprised
last Friday when Jeff Plair brought
us in a couple of nice bass, one of
them still kicking, which he had
caught in Lake Wimico. Our thanks,
Loses Arm In Corrugating Machine
Robert Daniels, 33, of Highland
View, had the lower part of his left
arm amputated at the municipal
hospital as the result of getting it
caught in the rolls of the corrugat-
ing machine at the St. Joe Paper
Company mill Tuesday morning.
B. B. Scissons was called to Bris-
coe, Ark., last Saturday due to the
death of his father, Burke Scissons.
Funeral services were held Tues-
day, and Mr. Scisson returned yes-
Clothing for men, women and chil- detail, with many examples, how to terday. His brother, J. H. Scisson, at the elementary school auditor-
dren, including house dresses and (Continued on page 4) accompanied him here for a visit inm. No admission charge.
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Gulf County Road
Set At $382,511
Includes County-Wide Pav-
ing, R. R. Signals in St. Joe
and West Arm Bridge
The state road department has
set up a tentative budget for Gulf
county totaling $379,000 for primary
road building, two railroad warning
signals, one bridge and two seawall
projects during 1951. This does not
include the two street, widening
jobs now in progress in Port St.
Joe and Wewahitchka.
These projects were the ones re-
viewed and approved by the road
department out of the list recom-
mended by the board of county com-
Largest amount allocated, $192,-
000, is for county-wide paving of
primary roads. The individual proj-
ects were not itemized in the bud-
get as printed, but it is understood
includes a paved road to Indian
Pass and a road or two up around
the Dead Lakes section.
Two signals at the A. N. Railroad
crossings of Monument Avenue and
Fifth Street will be installed at a
cost of $10,000 each and $90,000 is
allocated two seawalls, one in High-
land View and the other on Consti-
tution Drive south from 8th Street.
.. A long-needed bridge across West
Arm of the Dead Lakes,'a short dis-
tance above Wewahitchka will'cost
$60,000, and $17,000 has been set
aside for paving on the Beacon Hill-
A total of $3,511.80 is set up in
the road department's budget for
routine maintenance of 17.559 miles
of roads in the county's secondary
Paper Business Is
Booming, Says Belin
Tells Kiwanians of Activities of St.
Joe Paper Company Mill and
By HARRY McKNIGHT
Mayor Jake Belin was the guest
speaker Wednesday noon of the lo-
cal Kiwanis Club, being introduced
by J. L. Sharit, program chairman,
who paid glowing tribute to Mayor
Belin, citing his fine record as chief
executive of our fair city.
Mayor Belin, whose subject was
"Our Paper Industry," said that at.
one time in the last two years the
paper market was in the doldrums,
but' that today the shoe is on the
other foot, with inventories at an
all-time low and paper and allied
products being consumed 'at a
faster rate than production.
"The St. Joe Paper Company and
its subsidiaries are becoming more
and more integrated all the time,"
said Jake, "but I want to particu-
larly stress the 'container' program
at our mill. We are cutting up mil-
lions of feet of container board-per
month, and this is not our ultimate
"The demand for paper containers
is tremendous, especially in the
Florida citrus industry. Paper con-
tainers for this purpose have proven
(Continued on page 8)
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JUST A REMINDER .
to hear the Port St. Joe.
school glee clubs tonight at 8 p. m.
HET ,O S.O GLC N-LI
St. Patrick's Day Theme
Marks Benefit Bridge
The benefit bridge held Tuesday
afternoon at the Episcopal parish
house under sponsorship of the Ju-
nior Woman's Club netted a tidy
sum, which will be used in the up-
keep of the city library, a project
of the club.
The St. Patrick's Day theme was
carried out in decorations and re-
nie Hall, Mrs. Lillie Echols, Mrs. freshments, with tally cards made
Cora Lee Foster, Mrs. Wara Peter- in the form of shamrocks. White
son and Mrs. Betty Sealy. flowers and green candles were
The living room where the guests used, and a green congealed salad
were assembled was spanned by a with whipped cream, crackers and
clothesline in blue and pink on coffee was served.
which were pinned the many lovely Hostesses for the occasion were
gifts. Each guest was given a favor Bernice Solomon, Louise Mazorol,
of the traditional triangle fitting to Vivian Hardy and Lois Strickland.
the occasion. Several games were
enjoyed, with prizes going to Miss
Emma Stevenson and Mrs. Peter-
son. The door prize went to the
Mrs. Echols, assisted by Mrs.
Bradley, removed the gifts from the
line and presented them to the
honor guest, after which refresh-
ments of openface sandwiches, po-
tato chips, cookies, jello salad and
cake were served to Mesdames J.
A. Glenn, Jeff Duvall, W. H. Weeks,
Lillie Cumbie, Fannie Mae McMil-
lan, Madeline Phelps, J. M. Johns,
Lillie House, Elmer Redd, Emma
Lee Giullot, Alice Macomber, A. D.
Roberts, Edgar Williams and Hazel
Barfield, and Miss Emma Steven-
son, home demonstration agent.
Sending gifts but unable to be
present were Mesdames W. R. Cole-
man, Bernice Nowling, J. A. Chest-
nut, N. E. Gore, Lillian Pittman, L.
M. Garrett, Marie Wynn, Mildred
Cowart, Fred Maddox, Maude Leav-
ins, H. G. Parker, W. C. Goodson,
W. W. Garrett and J. J. Larimore.
Recreation Day To Climax
4H Club Week Observance
The Gulf county 4-H Club girls
will climax their observance of Na-
tional 4-H Club Week. March 3-11,
with a picnic and. recreation day to
be held tomorrow at the Port St.
Joe high school and the Centennial
Auditorium beginning at 11 a. m.
Vivian Whitfield of Wewahitchka
is chairman of the festivities, and
Sibbie Brinson and Virginia Swatts
of this city will be song leader and
The morning program 'will include
group singing, the team demonstra-
tion which was given at the Flor-
ida State Fair in Tampa, a picture
show, "4-H Looks Forward," and a
Following the picnic lunch, the
meeting at the Centennial Auditor-
ium will include group recreation,
highlighted by a 4-H Club quiz.
Mrs. McNair Hostess To
Baptist Business Women
Mrs. Lillian McNair was hostess
to .the Baptist Business Woman's
Circle Tuesday evening in her home
on Third Street. This was a spe-
cial meeting to study the mission
book, "0, Jerusalem, Our Cities for
Christ," by S. T. Dowis, superinten-
dent of city missions, Atlanta, Ga.
Chapters were taught by Mrs. A. P.
Martin, Mrs. Gerald Camp, Mrs. J.
T. McNeill, Mrs. Wayne Hendrix
and Mrs. Ralph Jackson.
At the conclusion of the study,
the hostess served devil's food cake
and coffee to the nine members
Patient At Hospital
Friends of Mrs. Donald Birath
will regret to learn that she is a
patient at the local hospital, having
undergone an operation Wednesday
Attending were Mesdames Frank
Hannon, Victor Anderson, Robert
King, Walter Johnson, Byron Eells,
Charles Wall, Ben Dickens, Paul
Fensom, Gus Creech, Joe Sharit, J.
R. Smith, S. B. Shuford, D. B. Lay,
J. Lamar Miller, Robert Bellows,
C. B. Walker, Marie Williamson, W.
C. Roberts, Ray Schmidt, Massey
Ward, W. D. Dare, Basil. Kenney,
A. L. Ward, Henry Campbell, Floyd
Hunt, Tom Coldewey, Harry Saun-
ders, Roy Hallman, Nick Comforter,
Robert Tapper, Ed Ramsey, S. H.
James and Robert H. Love.
Mrs. W. W. Ensley Is
Honoree At Shower
A stork shower was given last
Friday evening in the home of Mrs.
L. W. Cox of Oak Grove honoring
Mrs. W. W. Ensley. Hostesses for
the occasion were Mrs. Cox, Mrs.
N. L. Gardner, Mrs. J. T. Campbell
and Mrs. Lonnie Bell.
A number of interesting games
were enjoyed, with prizes going to
Mrs. Dewey Shealy and Mrs. Gene
Wimberly. A blue and white bassi-
nette held the many lovely gifts,
which the honoree opened for all
Delectable refreshments w e r e
served to the honoree and Mes-
dames Vance Rogers, C. J. Gwalt-
ney, Glenn Knight, Herbert Dykes,
C. T. O'Brian, Leon Phelps, N. E.
Dses, Bill Conner, Bryan Wilder,
Emory Robertson, Gene Wimberly,
T. 0. Poitevant, Ralph Burch, E. L.
Ellis, Jeff Duval, J. F. Pitts, Joel
Lovett and Dewey Shealy.
Sending gifts were Mesdames W.
P. Roche, Tommy Webb, Anderson
Davis, G. W. Padgett, Asa Mont-
gomery, Grady O'Brian, Fred Hill,
E. L. Lightfoot, E. R. Nix, Dorothy
Core, Viola Wa4ters and Shorty
Mrs. Reba Pitts and
Alex Young Marry
The marriage -of Mrs. Reba Pitts,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Hutto
of Abbeville, Ala., and Samuel Alex-
ander Young was quietly solemn-
ized Monday, February 26, in the
First Baptist Church at Pascagoula,
Miss., with Rev. Charles A. McKay
The bride chose for her wedding
a suit of navy gabardine with ac-
cessories of navy and white, and
carried a single white orchid.
Mrs. Audrey Thompson of this
city was the matron ,of honor and
only attendant to the bride. She
wore a suit of blush pink with
Franklin Young of Mobile, Ala.,
served as best man for his father.
Mrs. Young has resided in Port
St. Joe for several years and is
owner and operator of a beauty sa-
lon. Mr. Young has made his home
here since 1938 and is employed by
the St. Joe Paper Company.
Mr. and Mrs. Young are at home
to their friends at the ChItty Apart-
ments on Tenth Street.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Raffield of
Highland View announce the birth
Lithography was invented in 1798
by Alois Senefelder, an obscure Ba-
varian actor and dramatist.
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
MYRTICE O. SMITH, Editor
Dr. Charles Reicherter
RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
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CLOSED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS
Stork Shower Honors
Mrs. Archie Floyd
The home of Mrs. H. J. Foster at
Highland View was the setting for
a lovely surprise party Wednesday
afternoon of last week when Mrs.
Archie Floyd was honoree at a stork
shower given by members of the
Highland View Home Demonstra-
tion Club. Hostesses for the affair
were Mrs. Selma Bradley. Mrs. An-
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of a daughter, Linda Gail, on Thurs-
day, March 1, at the Port St. Joe
Baptist W. M. U. In Home
Mission Study Monday
The Baptist W. M. U. met at the
church Monday afternoon for the
regular monthly business meeting.
The first program of the Annie Arm-
strong home mission study was pre-
sented at this time, with Mrs. Mil-
ton Chafin, chairman of mission
study, in charge.
Two songs, "America" and "Sweet
Hour of Prayer," opened the meet-
ing. after which Mrs. Homer Lovett
brought the devotional from John,
the first part of the Lord's Prayer,
and Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon gave an
interesting talk on negro work in
Mrs. E. C. Cason, president, pre-
sided over the business session dur-
ing which Mrs. J. 0. Baggett read
the minutes and called the roll and
reports were received from various
chairmen. It was voted at this time
to send an Easter box of sox to the
children's home, these to be brought
to the next meeting at the church
or circle meeting.
The meeting was dismissed with
prayer by Mrs. Baggett.
Monday, March 12
Salmon Loaf with Tomato Sauce
Shredded Lettuce, French Dressing
English Peas Wheat Bread
Tuesday, March 13
Baked Meat Pie, Biscuit Topping
Raw Green Salad
White Bread Margarine
Jello Fruit Cup Milk
Wednesday, March 14
Macaroni and Cheese
String Beans Cole Slaw
White Bread Margarine Milk
Thursday, March 15
Baked Luncheon Meat
Harvard Beets Wheat Bread
Hashed Brown Potatoes Milk
Fruit Cookies Margarine
Friday, March 16
Baked Picnic Ham
Hot Buttered Greens Margarine
Candied Yams Wheat Bread
JUNIOR G. A.s MEET
The Junior Girls' Auxiliary met
Monday at the Baptist Church for
their home mission program. Due
to the absence of the counselor.
Mrs. E. R. DuBose, Mrs. W. Ramsey
met with the group and presided
over the meeting.
Present were Barbara Sykes, Ann
Montgomery, Marjorie Rogers, Gail
Bateman, Susan Gainous, Rosemary
Tomlinson, Elaine Musselwhite, Ce-
celia Tomlinson and Peggy Scott.
On Distinguished Student List
John M. Lane, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Lane of this city, is included
in a list of 1,396 distinguished stu-
dents at Purdue University, Lafay-
ette, Ind., for the first semester of
the academic year. To make this
list, a student must have a grade
point index of five out of a possible
perfect score of six for all subjects
taken during the semester.
Return From Visit In Tampa
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sharit re-
turned home Monday from a visit
in Tampa with their son J. L. Jr.,
Mrs. Jean Lewis and daughter
Dianne of St. Andrews were week-
end guests of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Dewey Davis.
Visitors In Panama City
Mrs. E. C. Pridgeon Jr., and Mrs.
W. S. Smith were guests Wednes-
day in Panama City of Mrs. J. A.
McKeithen and Mrs. Vi Domeka.
May I express my sincere thanks
and appreciation to my many friends
for the lovely flowers and cards, for
the visits and other acts of kind-
ness extended me during my re-
cent illness and stay in the hospital.
S* Mrs. Joe Johnson.
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THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
Port St. Joe, Fla.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1951
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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FRDY MARC 9,15 H TR OT T OGL ONYFOIAPGHE
PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB
Mrs. S. B. Witt has quite a num-
ber of bulb blooming now-tulips,
hyacinths, grape hyacinths, anem-
ones, ranunculus and daffodils are
.all in bloom in her yard. She says
that the tulips and hyacinths have
to be put in the refrigerator for sev-
eral weeks before being set out.
Then the bulbs should be dug be-
fore hot weather. She uses bone
meal on all -her bulbs, feeding them
with it as soon as they come up.
Prune nandinas this month. Cut
the long, leggy stems to the ground.
New shoots will form where the old
A Variety of
Easter GifTo Please
Designed To Please!
ones are cut. If the old canes are
placed on the ground, covered with
sand and kept moist, they will send
up many new plants.
,For quick color to replace spring
bulbs, sow seeds of annuals be-
tween bulbs now. The annuals will
make maturing bulb foliage less
Two Get Unemployment Checks
Two unemployed persons in Gulf
county received a total of $35 in un-
employment compensation during
the week ending February 23, ac-
cording to the state industrial com-
Mexico covers an area of about
763,944 square miles.
FOR AN AFTERNOON OR EVENING
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ST. JOE BAR AND BILLIARDS
Phone 114 PorI St. Joe, Florida
TO THE PUBLIC
I wish to announce to my former customers that
I am now associated with
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Easter Bunnies, Stationery, Toys and Games,
Knick-Knacks and a host of other things for
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and Candy Eggs
To fill baskets or hide for
the children's egg hunt!.
from 39c to $1.98 \,
Empty Baskets 5c to 69c
SHOP EARLY FOR A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT
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BAYVIEW METHODIST CHURCH
10:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
Sunday school following worship
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Wednesday evening, 7:30 The
Upper Room hour.
CHURCH OF GOD
Highland View. Marie Tharp
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:00 p. m.-Evangelistic service.
Tuesday: 7:45 p. m.-Prayer
Friday: 7:45 p. m.-Young peo-
ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
8:15 a. m.-Breakfast meeting of
9:00 a. m.-Adult Bible class.
9:30 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer and
Monday: 3:00 p. m.-Adult Bible
class in parish house.
Wednesday: 7:15 p. m.-Choir re-
hearsal. 8:00 p. m.-Study group:
Thursday: 8 p. m.-Adult Bible
class in parish house. Subject: "The
Ministry of Christ."
You are cordially invited to join
us in worship and study.
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fr. Robert O'Sullivan, Priest
Mass the first Sunday of each
month a' 3 a. m. Other Sundays at
10:30 a. m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keers, 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
Rev. S. J. Allen, Pastor
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
10:15 a. m.-Sunday school.
6:00 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
Wednesday: 7:00 p. m.-Choir
practice. 8:00 p. m.-Bible study,
Gen. 4, and prayer.
KENNEY MILL BAPTIST
Rev. W. B. Holland, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Worship service.
6:30 p. m.-Training Union.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Prayer service Tuesday evenings
DEMONSTRATION CLUB AT
HIGHLAND VIEW MEETS
The Highland View Home Dem-
onstration Club met Tuesday of last
week at the Methodist Church with
the president, Mrs. Madeline Phelps,
presiding. Following regular busi-
ness, Miss Emma Stevenson, home
demonstration agent, gave an in-
teresting report on the county coun-
cil meeting held recently at Honey-
ville. She also presented many help-
ful ideas on interior decoration to
the sixteen members present.
Residents of Port St. Joe are
urged to listen to Billy Graham,
outstanding evangelist, who is to
be heard over the ABC network
each Sunday at 2 p. m. You will
enjoy his old-time gospel preaching.
Business Visitors In Panama
Mrs. W. H. Howell, Mrs. Billy
Howell, Mrs. Donald Birath and
Jimmy Howell were business visi-
tors Tuesday in Panama City.
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SATURDAY, MARCH 10 AT 3:30 P. M.
Yes, we are having a great Birthday Celebration!
You'll save money to shop this week (Saturday last
day). Below we list only a few of the Special Values.
. Some have just been unpacked! HURRY!
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Tricky lace and net trim. White and pastels .... You
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
!FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 19)51
PAGE FOUR THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1951~
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, By The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMiTH, Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Floor Man, Columnist,
Reporter, Proof Reader and Bookkeeper
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1037, at the
Pobtoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 8, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
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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 'P' Right or Wrong
WHY SCHOOL BOARD SALARIES?
In 1947 the state legislature passed what is
known as the "Minimum Foundation Law," guar-
anteeing specified amounts to the various coun-
ties for operation of schools on a per-pupil, per-
teacher basis. At the same time this law pro-
hibited salaries for members of school boards,
apparently with the thought of cutting a sliver
or two off the cost of upkeep of the schools.
Apparently a lot of counties-or, more likely, a
lot of school board members in those counties-
didn't think much of the idea, and at the 1949
legislative session 24 counties pushed through
local laws establishing salaries for school board
members in defiance of the general law.
Now a flock more counties-or should we say
the school board members in those counties-in-
cluding Gulf county, are girding their loins and
preparing to submit local laws to the legislature
in the coming session to provide salaries for mem-
bers of the school board.
For years and years, as far back as we can re-
member, prominent citizens and those who had
the welfare of the schools at heart vied for the
honor of serving on the local school board-and
without pay. At times the campaigns were quite
bitter, but generally the best man won.
The editor of The Star may be wrong, and
quite likely present members of the Gulf county
school board will come in and tell him so, but we
have always been of the opinion that citizens of
a community who offer their services on any lo-
cal governing'body should do so from a feeling
of duty and responsibility, not for any remunera-1
TEN YEARS AGO- HIGHLAND VIEW NEWS
By MRS. MARIE THARP
From the Files of The Star ,
----- ---- Revival Continues
B. R. Gibson Taken By Death The revival at the Church of God
Following an illness of several is still in progress with packed
weeks, Benjamin R. Gibson, 78, a houses each night. Everyone is in-
resident of this city for the past 16 vited to attend each night at 7:30.
years, passed away Monday night You also have a welcome to the
at the home of his brother at Bea- all-day fellowship service next Sun-
con Hill. Last rites were held Tues-
day in Donaldonville, Ga.
Injuries Fatal for. C. Y. Mayo
Chas. Y. Mayo, 75, father of Mrs.
B. H. Smith of this city, died Thurs-
da nof last week in Panama Cityv
day, when dinner will be served.
Miss Vivian Anderson spent Sun-
day and Monday in Shilo with her
parents, Mr s. E. I. Anderson.
Mr. and Mrs. TTlrhlk nf Pnrt S t
tion that may be connected with the position. It ........... ...-.-1-.
tion that may be connected with the position. It hospital as the result of injuries re- Joe have moved into the house va-
is this principle which assures only the highest ceived when his car left the high- cated by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stevens.
type of representation on such governing bodies, way and plunged into Sand creek, Hubert Matthews is confined to
We're not altogether against remuneration for west of this city. T. S. Singletary, the Port St. Joe Municipal Hospital
members of the school board. Give 'em $5 or $10 who was driving behind the car, wit- after undergoing an appendectomy.
a meeting, plus mileage, since they have to hie need the crash and carried Mayo Since Mrs. Carl Stevens has
meeting, plus mileage, to the hospital. moved to White City her Sunday
themselves to Wewahitchka for the meetings, but Move To Alabpma ; school class and the Cub Scouts feel
the proposed $40 a month, regardless of the num- B. W. Eells Jr., of Talladega, Ala.,' at a loss without her untiring ef-
ber of meetings, plus mileage, sticks in our craw. spent the week-end here. Mrs. Eells forts as a leader.
Local laws are shoved through the legislature accompanied him to the Alabama Mr. and Mrs. Howard Davis and
as a matter of courtesy on the partcity, where they'will make their fu- family of Geneva, Ala., were week-
as a matter of courtesy on the part of one mem ture home. end guests of the former's parents,
ber to another, and become law with buta few Birth Announcements Mr. and Mrs. James Davis.
people realizing that the law has been passed. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. James Mims and
sTt -1 1 .1..._ 1 .1 1 _- 1 -1 r 1- -, .
We believe mat matters sucn as tiis should oe announce the birth of a son on Fri-
placed before the people of Gulf county to be day, February 28, at Dr. J. R. Nor-
voted upon by every qualified voter, not shoved i .ons lini.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Whittington an-
down our throats by a half dozen individuals. nounce the arrival of a 6W%-pound
We call upon the people of Gulf county to pro- daughter on March 5 at their home
test to Representative George Tapper of this city 'in this city.
and Senator Olin G. Shivers of Chipley, who at
How To Store Linens
present is senator from this district, not to bring Linens which aTo Store being stored forns
9 Linens which are being stored for
up this local law in the legislature. any I e ngt h of time should be
washed and stored without adding
any starch. Wrapping linens in pa-
Some folks engage a baby sitter when a lion peany starch. Wrapping linens in pa-m from
tamer is much more needed, becoming yellow,
family of Westville were week-end
visitors of Mr. and Mrs. James
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Player and
daughters, Margaret and Janice,
visited Mrs. Player's mother at the
Jackson county hospital, Marianna,
where she is a patient.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallis Gilbert had
as their guest Sunday Rev. Edwin
Brooks of Tyndall Field.
Eight flags have flown over the
Fort Clinch State Park near Fern-
HERE WE GO AGAIN!
(Continued from page 1)
prepare his chart. He makes his
own-OPS doesn't furnish_ a form,
it probably would be too much
work-let the taxpaying retailer do
3. Before he starts his chart, he
has at hand all his records for the
"list" day, February 24 (somewhat
similar to "D-Day"). He then looks
at the numbered categories of
goods in an appendix to the regula-
tion. In the first column of his
chart he lists, by number, each
category of goods that he sells. Op-
posite each category, in another
column, he lists the net invoice cost
('after all discounts) to him of each
item in the category. Then, in a
third column, he lists opposite each
net cost the price at which he of-
fered the item for sale on February
24. If he's got this far without go-
ing crazy, he finds that this is his
ceiling price under the regulation
for all goods in the same category.
which he receives at the same net
4. Although the retailer must be-
gin to use his chart not later than
March 29, he has until July 1 to
mark his goods with selling prices.
Beginning on that date, the poor
unfortunate retailer may not sell
any article covered by the regula-
tion unless it is marked or tagged
with the selling price in a manner
plainly visible to, and understand-
able by, the retailer's customers-
if he has any customer's left by
5. Beginning July 1, 1951, the
harassed retailer may not sell any
article covered by the regulation
unless he has posted in a promi-
nent and clearly visible position in
his store a sign reading:
THE PRICES OF MERCHANDISE
IN THIS STORE ARE NO HIGHER
THAN THE OPS CEILING PRICES
OF THE ARTICLES.
6. All records required by the
regulation must be kept as long as
the Defense Production Act of 1950
remains in effect, and for two years
thereafter. The records are to be
kept in the retailer's 'place of busi-
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FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 195Tl
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1951 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE FIVE
S l oyster shell will be barged to Ap- One of the ghosts of other years
9, alachicola from Bayou L'Batre, Ala., is the attempt to repeal the right
Project Planned fr to be planted directly in the bay. to work amendment sponsored by
FrOjlqc riunnv hr jDuring the warmer months of the former Attorney General Tom Wat-
Apalachicola Bay year, baby oysters swim in myriad son. Labor leaders are closeted
millions in the estuarine waters of with legislators to ask for submit-
Florida, but most of these die for ting the question of repeal of this
Will Allow Greater Number of Oys- lack of a suitable place of attach- amendment to the people.
terms To Survive and Reach ment. By putting shell in the water, Rep. F. S. C. Pittman, Tampa, is
Marketable Size the number of oysters that are able carrying his right to abolish the
to survive and come to market is milk control commission to labor
One of the greatest shell planting greatly increased, as well as school groups.
projects ever carried out iii Ap- Sen. R. B. Gautier, Miami, prom
alachicola Bay will take place this Sen. R. B. Gautier, Miami, prom-
summer under direction of the state LEGISLATIVE HOPPER ises there will be a bill making jail
division of oyster culture to rehabil- sentences mandatory for convicted
itate the oyster industry in Frank- (Continued from page 1) bookmakers.
lin, Gulf and Wakulla counties. Citrus, as usual, will come in for Sen. Wayne Ripley, Jacksonville,
It is estimated that some 64,000 more legislative pruning, but most thinks pay of jurors should be in-
bushels of shell will be obtained growers seem satisfied with the creased from $3 to $6 per day .
this year from the shucking houses, Warren taste-test formula of 1949. Others feel is ought to be '$10 per
and another 48,000 bushels will be Recurrent suggestions for revision day to compensate for time lost.
obtained by dredging. of the state constitution, the latest Senator Ripley also has suggested
In addition to the above, approxi- from Sen. Russell Morrow of Lake a wide range of changes in the
mately 24,000 bushels of steamed Worth, continue to crop up. methods by which the state road de-
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apartment does business.
One of the reasons for the higher
cost of education is showing up
again in local bills to pay school
board members salaries. When the
minimum foundation law was en-
acted in 1947 it prohibited salaries
for school boards. In 1949 some 24
counties were given local laws es-
tablishing such salaries in defiance
of general law. Now, many of the
counties which don't have these
special laws are preparing to get
Question of whether the state
senate will ignore "senatorial cour-
tesy" and uphold suspension of
sheriffs is hot now on the heels of
Kefauver committee reports on
Sheriff Hugh Culbreath of .Tampa
and Sen. John Branch's reported
friendship for the sheriff.
Some lawmakers plan to tack the
future financing of some of the
school load on to homesteads, now
exempt up to $5000 from taxes. To
do so, the homesteaders would have
to vote such a tax on themselves
by changing the constitution
Americans are expected' to' eom-
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULFi COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1951
Port St. Joe, Florida
PAESI H SA.POTS. O.GUFCUNY LOIAF~DY MRH9,15
Judy Hits Limelight high overcame a 6-point deficit to hot action shot of Judy preparing Easter To Arrive
Again In Cage Play defeat Hampton high 45 to 40. Judy for a toss at the basket. Early This Year
Greer, the Blond Blizzard from Cus-
Jimmy Greer is again strutting seta who was a tourney sensation Enjoying Beach Breezes Easter will come on March 25
since his daughter, Judy, a student last year as a freshman, sparked Mrs. Mary Coleman, Mrs. Lucille this year, and it will not fall this
at the Cusseta, Ga., high school is her club to the victory with 23 Kilgore, Mrs. Gertrude Sartain, Mrs. early again for the next 50 years.
again making the headlines as a points. She shot off the dribble, *off Thomas Mankin, Mrs. Stella Long The method of fixing the time of
basketball player. the pivot with one-handed shots, and Mrs. Eleanor Nettles, all of Easter dates back to 325 A. D. In
Says an article in the Macon Tel- and her faking and dribbling was a Jasper, Ala., are spending 10 days that year the council of the Chris-
egraph in regard to a cage tourna- feature of the game." at Clementine's cottage at Mexico tian churches met at Nicaea (Nice)
ment held in that city: "Cusseta Incidentally, the Telegraph had a Beach. in Asia Minor. Besides setting forth
the Nicene Creed, a summary of
the belief in the divinity of Christ,
the councilors decided that Easter
should be the first Sunday after the
Paschal full moon which occurs
upon,, or next after, March 21, the
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH- 9, 1951
322 Monument Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida
FRIAY MRC 9,191 HKSTR, OR S. OE GUP OUTY FORIA AG SVE
Tightening of Welfare
Laws To Stop Abuses
Will Ask Legislature To Take Ac-
tion To Make Public Names
If recommendations of the wel-
fare committee of the 1951 legis-
lature are given consideration, laws
affecting welfare in this state will
be tightened to stop abuses and
The committee, meeting in Ocala
recently, voted to urge legislation
that would make public the names
of those on relief rolls and refused
to go along with welfare bureau-
crats in their effort to get the
Florida legislature to approve fed-
eral rulings that would keep names
of welfare recipients a deep dark
Committee members were caustic
in their criticism of the federal
requirements and some members
were for action to break the fed-
eral rule, which during the 1949
session blocked a legislative in-'
vestigation of the welfare rolls.
One committee member said
he thought the legislature should
seek relief from this and similar
federal restrictions; another said,
"'If the legislature cannot get to
.the rolls, we are in a hell of a fix."
New Dealers and Welfare Staters
buttoned up the relief deal so that
no one but the bureaucrats them-
selves know who is getting the
money, and under the present set-
up it is wide open for any kind of
The attitude of the legislative
committee will meet hearty public
approval, and if the legislature
takes action to curb welfare waste
and abuses they will find the people
of this state behind them 100%
One sore spot was the revelation
that some Floridians receiving pub-
lic assistance funds as needy blind
own and drive automobiles on the
public highways, holding drivers
licenses. I-n all probability the
legislature will require that all
drivers take a physical examina-
tion; at present old licenses are
renewable without any test of fit-
ness to drive.
Sherwood Smith, state welfare
*commissioner, points out that
his job is to see that the needy
blind are cared for and the matter
of drivers licenses is up to the
state highway patrol, but the high-
way patrol does not have access
to the relief roll and has no way
of knowing how many blind or
deaf and dumb people are driving
cars and at the same time drawing
Two Go To Lackland Air Base
Tommy Owens Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Owens, left Saturday for
Lackland Air Force Base at Sari
Antonio, Texas, and Jack Barr, son
of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Brown, left
Monday for the same station.
---- Call --
Port St. Joe Florida
MINUTES OF COUNTY COMMISSION
Wewahitchka. Florida by Jim S. Daniel, seconded by Peter
March 6, 1951 G. Strange and upon vote unani-
The Board of County Commission- mously carried, that the attorney
ers of Gulf county, Florida, met this for. this board 'publish a notice that
date in regular session with the fol- the Board of Commissioners of Gulf
lowing members present: Tobe Gay, county, Florida, intend to apply to
vice-chairman; Peter G. Strange, the 1951 Legislature for special leg-
Jim S. Daniel and J. F. Miller. The isolation for the adoption of a local
sheriff, Attorney Costin and clerk bill establishing a salary for the
were also present. Board of County Commissioners of
The meeting came to order at 9 Gulf county, Florida.
o'clock a. m. and the following pro- Dr. Harold B. Canning camp be-
ceedings were had: fore the board and told of the loc'.l
health conditions, the need for a lo-
Minutes of the February 6th and ca health clinic and the waoy ulf
26th meetings were read, approved county may get federal aid to con-
and adopted. struct such a clinic. The vice-chair-
The home demonstration agent. man asked the doctor to get a stae
health department and farm agent representative to meet with tho
presented their reports for the board at the next regular meetin-
month of February, 1951, and the I for the purpose of explaining the
same were ordered filed in the of-'federal aid plan and the cost to the
fice of the clerk of circuit court. county for such a clinic.
Application to admit Marvin Stall- The following bills were present-
worth to the Northwest Florida ed, examined, approved and ordered
State Sanatorium was duly approv- paid from the several county funds,
ed under the same terms and con- to-wit: General Fund, warrant No.
editions as other Gulf county pa- 56 through 93; Fine and Forfeiture
tients. Fund, warrant No. 12 through 19;
The clerk read a letter from Mrs. Road and Bridge Fund, warrant No.
C. M. Linton of Blountstown, Flor- 26 through 41; Agriculture and Live-
ida, with reference to a county road stock Fund, warrant No. 3870 thru
on her land in the northeast part of 3872; County Service Officer Fund.
Gulf county. After a short discus- warrant No. 3873 through 3874: Mo-
sion, the clerk was instructed to no- their's Pension Fund, warrant No.
tify Mrs. Linton to appear before 3875 through 3890; and Race Track-
the board at the next regular meet- Fund, warrant No. 3891.
ing and for her to be prepared to There 'being no further business
tell the board what she expects the to come 'before the board at this
county to do in connection with the time, it did then adjourn.
road. TOBE GAY. Chairman.
An Egg What Am An Egg The egg was 4 inches long, 7e
J. F. Pitts of Oak Grove brought inches in circumference and tipped
a huge egg into The Star office i the scale at 7 ounces.
Wednesday which was the product -----------
of one of his White Leghorn hens. Advertising doesn't cost, it PAYS!
ST. JOE MOTOR CO.
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
6:00 x 16------$ 9.00
6:50 x 15-----$10.30
6:70 x 15------$10.30
7:10 x 15-----$11.50
(and your old tire)
Whereupon there was a motion GEORGE Y. CORE, Clerk.
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motoring ideas sky-high! low upkeep costs and trouble-free
For the fabulous new Hudson Hornet- operation-built to outlast any other
with its sensational H-145 engine-is engine on the market!
ready now at our showrooms-ready to The car it powers is a glamorous beauty,
give you an entirely new idea of how truly streamlined, luxurious beyond any
spirited a car can be-with blazing get- previous concept-and with low-built '
away, masterful action that whisks you "step-down" design for the world's best Important toda
out front whenever you wish! and safest ride.
And the great new high-compression So make this your day to discover moow
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Standard trim and other specifications and
accessories are subject to change without notice.
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M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
MONUMENT AVENUE PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1951
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
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PAPER BUSINESS BOOMING
(Continued from page 1)
to be superior to other packing,
since they can withstand extremes
in temperatures and have high pre-
"In addition to the millions of
fresh fruit boxes being used annu-
ally in Florida, there will be a hun-
dred million can juice cases. Also
a number of large corporations in
the canning, meat packing, oil and
textile industries, and many others,
are being served by our paper com-
pany. Our sales technique is truly
complicated, as exhaustive details
of requirements must be collected
before quotations can be offered.
"Our container plant, though com-
- paratively small, is one of the most
modern," concluded the mayor. "We
employ therein 100 people, 30 per
cent of whom are women."
In closing, Mayor Belin expressed
the belief that even bigger things
are in store for Port St. Joe.
RATES--1% cents per word for one inser-
tioh (count initials and figures as single
w6rds); minimum charge 30 cents. Addi-
tional insertions of same ad take lower
r1te. To eliminate bookkeeping, all ads
whet be paid for at time of first insertion
Practically new; $60. Phone 98.
W. H. Stripling. 3-9*
dUEST CHECK'S-(100 to pad).
Large, $6 per 100 pads; 10 pads,
75c. Small, $5 per 100 pads; 10 for
60.c. Also onionskin "COPY" second
sheets, $2.25 per package of 1000
(don't ask us to break a package).
THE STAR. 10-24t1
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
5-ROOM HOUSE located corner of
7th St. and Long Ave., 150-ft lot,
formerly belonging to Mrs. Emma
Redd. If interested see Mrs. M. F.
AUTOMOTIVE FOR SALE
1950 CHEVROLET 4-door Fleetline
DeLuxe. Radio, white side walls,
Monica blue color, low mileage, one
owner, $1595.00. Garraway Chevro-
let Co., Port St. Joe. ,3-2tf
1948 FORD 4-DOOR-1ew tires,
plastic seat covers, radio, under-
coated, no dents in body, 19,800
miles, seldom driven over 50 mph,
one owner-Editbr Bill, The Star
office. Yours or $1100. tf
1949 CHEVROLET Sport Coupe--
All extras, black, one owner,
$1495.00. Garraway Chevrolet Co.,
Port St. Joe. 3-2tf
FOR APARTMENTS See The
Shirey Apartments. tf
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR
ENACTMENT OF SPECIAL LEGISLATION
CONCERNING GULF COUNTY; FLORIDA
Notice is hereby gfyen .that the
undersigned will apply to. the Flor-
ida Legislature gat its 1951 session
for passage of certain special legis-
lation, which special legislation shall
have for its purpose the following:
To create a small claims' court in
Gulf county; providing for the
county judge to be the judge of said
court; prescribing for the pleading,
practice and service of notice of
proceedings therein; providing for
a clerk and prescribing his duties.
Dated thie 9th day of March, 1951.
R. G. BOYLES, President,
Port St. Joe Retail
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All visit-
ing companions welcome. J. L. Wil-
son, High Priest; H. R. Maige, Sec.
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, I. 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Minnie Lee Mahon, N. G.;
Mary E. Weeks, Secretary.
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
'ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
meetings 2nd and 4th Fri
days each month, 8:00 p. n.
Members urged to attend:
visiting brothers welcome. Milton
Chafin, 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. Fred L. Hill,
N. G.; J. F. Miller, V. G.; Theo
****o*** ******* SHIVERS AND TAPPER NOTICE TO OUR READERS Egypt
GULF COUNTY All cards of thanks, with the ex- Of Egypt's more than 380,000
S(Continued from page 1)' ception of those after a death, must square miles of territory, only
S Boys 4-H Club (Continued from page 1) be paid for at time of insertion. A about three per cent is cultivated.
discussed by our legislators before minimum charge of 50c is made forThis green and fertile area is al-
KI i r Meetings the legislature meets in regular ses- 30 words or less; 1c per word for most entirely along the Nile river,
sion next month," said Harris. "The all over 30. where some 13,000,000-people live.
I g g g g g gC O O subject is of much importance to
Kenney Mill-Thursday after the everyone, as it involves the future
second and fourth Sundays; 7:30 p. of our schools and should be of COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
m., at home of J. N. Dobbs, local great interest to school patrons and
White City-Friday after second friends and to all other taxpayers. 24-HOUR AMBULANCE SERVICE
and fourth Sundays, 7:30 p. m., at "Everyone is invited to come out 601 Long Avenue Phone 326 Day or Night
community building. Jack Hall, lo- and hear these speakers, and it is
Wewahitchka-Monday after first hoped that they will be greeted by ---,
and third Sundays, 7:30 p. m., hig, a large audience. P.-T. A. officers
school. Bill Roemer, local leader. who have arranged this program are MEET YOUR FRIENDS
It especially anxious that it be given A T
Vtsitor From Malone all possible publicity so that every-
Mrs. Fannie Herring of Malone one will have an opportunity to LeHARDY'S BAR
is visiting here with her daughter hear these speakers who will rep- 5R B
and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. resent us at the coming session of Phone 52
Nichols. the legislature." ...... .. .
your very first 1,000Miles! Compare these savings against any other full-size car on the road!
lite 1-4 to cash Sav i to$fi0 on tires! save 8 to 86 on gas
Right at the start, you'd have to spend To begin with, you save about $8 on the price of With its amazing econoiny of up to 30 to 35 miles
up to $538 more for other competitive the Henry J tire-a 5:90 against the per gallon, the Hery J can save you up to
full-size two-door passenger cars in the 6:70. Then you save up to $12 more in less more than 300 gallons of gas over the
lbw-price field. And you wouldn't get the tire wear, for the Henry J has been engineered economy of the average car-every 10,000 miles!
smartness,or the performance of the Henry J! to give you up to 20% more tire mileage. That can add up to as much as $98!
Initial siviings-up to 3 Tire savings-up to $20 Gas savings-up to $98
$10to U' lessmaiWtmnanse
The Henry J has been ecooiny-engineered!
Its Supersonic Engine is simple to adjust. Its body
has fewer, less expensive parts, with everything
easy to get at! Example: Rear fenders, not welded
on, unbolt in minutes for quick fender work.
Maintenance savings-up to $50
to 6U in fees
Your savings will vary from state to state; but
when you add up your Federal, local and
state taxes, interest charges, insurance costs
and license fees, you'll find there's considerably
less to pay the Henry J way!
Fee savings-up to $60
as low as s a month!
There's another saving to your budget-the
low monthly payment possible on your Henry J!
If your car is an early postwar model in good
condition, for example, your Henry J payments
can be as low as $49 a month!
Total savings: cost, tires, gas,
maintenance fees-up to $766!
Delivered at Willow Run, with Federal taxes
paid. 0nly hitec sidewall hes, de luxe
bumper guards, wheel rings, and local tax
(if any) additional.
Price subject to change without notice.
nw... more than ever..
h the car for today!
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M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE Monument Avenue Port St. Joe, Florida
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLOR-IDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1951!