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"Port St. Joe- The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
VOLUME XIV FORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1951 NUMBER 36
Saints In Win
Sunday 8 To 6
Locals Overcome One-Run
Lead of Visitors in
The 'St. Joe Saints came through
with another victory Sunday at
Centennial Field. when they downed
Marianna 8-6 by overcoming the
visitors' one-run lead in the"lucky
Everything looked rosy in the
opening frame when Leonard Belin
slammed a homer over the left wall
with Wagner, Price and Branco on
-base, but the Jackson county boys
came Iback in the top of the second
to make it 4-3 with Pompelin, Tay-
lor and Fellows crossing the plate.
The third was uneventful, but in
the fourth Marianna chalked up
three more on two errors and three
hits off Eddie Meharg, who was re-
lieved during the inning by Mc-
St. Joe made it 5-6 in the bottom
of the fourth when Godfrey was
handed an Annie Oakley and Price
and Bianco nicked Thomas for a
couple of singles.
The Saints put the game on ice
in the seventh when Craig and
Weisen'back were walked; Maxwell
took two bags on a long drive to
left field to send Craig across the
plate, and Weisenbach came home'
on a wild pitch.
One more was scored in the
eighth when: Wagner was safe as.
the centerfielder i opped his high
fly; he stole second, went to third
on a wild pitch and scampered
across the plate on Price's liner
through the pitcher's box. Thomas
was relieved on the mound at this
point by Gable, but the damage had
been done. It looked like another
counter for the Saints when Belin
took a standup double on a drive
to the left field- fence, but he died
on base when, with two away,
Whitehead failed to beat out an in-
Ashford was scheduled to play
here last night under the lights,
and Sunday 'St. Joe will play the
return game at Ashford. Next week
the Saints play Graceville Thurs-
day night, and the following Sun-
day Graceville will come here.
Dance Students Will
Present Revue June 8
By HARRY McKNIGHT
Mrs. Carmel Lee.will present her
students in a dance, revue at the
high school auditorium next Friday
evening, June 8, at which time the
public will have an excellent op-
portunity to observe the progress
which our young hopefuls are mak-
ing in the art of the ballet and tap
dance. Several of Mrs. Lee's, Pan-
ama City students will also appear.
A great deal of effort and ex-
pense is !being employed to bring
to us a sparkling and enjoyable en-
tertainment that no one can afford
to miss. The very low price of 40c
a ticket makes it possible for every-
one to attend,
The Port St. Joe Band'Boosters
Association is sponsoringthe revue
and band students now have the
tickets on sale.
Returns To Camp After Leave
Sgt. Henry Collier, with the air
force, left Monday for Camp Stone-
man, near Pittsburg, Calif., after a
two weeks' leave spent here with
his father,. R. C. Collier, and family
He expects to be shipped to the
Far East Theater shortly.
Funeral Services Held
for Mrs. Mary A. Young
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary
Alice Young, 37, daughter of Mrs.
Lillie Redd Enfinger of this city,
were conducted Monday afternoon
of last week in the Dykes Ceme--
tery at Sneads by her pastor, Mrs.
Mamie Johnson. Mrs. Young, a na-
tive of Meigs, Ga., passed away May
19 in a New Orleans hospital.
In addition to her mother, she is
survived rby her husband, L. W.
Young, and one daughter, Mary L.,
both of Sneads; a 'brother, Elmer
Redd of Port St. Joe, and a sister,
Mrs. Myrtice.Padgett of Panama
General Fund Bill
Multi-Million Dollar Measure Said
To Be "One the People of
Florida Can Afford
The Florida legislature has agreed
almost at the last minute on a gen-
eral appropriations bill pf $274,056,-
984 to finance operations of state
government during the next two
The -bill is a result of a compro-
mise 'between the house bill of
$268,063,703 and the senate appro-
priations bill calling for expendi-
tures of $278,684,096.
Sen. Baynard-of St. Petersburg,
head of the senate conferees as
chairman-of the upper chamber ap-
propriations committee, said "it's a
good bill andr one the people of
Florida can afford."
Biggest single itemp in the bill is
8 -$I117,000,090 *granted the mini-
mum foundation schooll fund.
MOOSE CLUB CONTRIBUTES
TO MANY LOCAL ACTIVITIES
At a recent meeting 6f the board
of officers of the Loyal Order of
Moose Lodge No. 1035, contribu-
tions were voted for a number of
local organizations and charities.
The 'board voted $25 for sponsor-
ship of one boy to Boys' State to
be held in Tallahassee, $10 to the
St. Joe baseball club, $5 to the Boy
Scouts of America, and $5 to the
American Cancer Society.
NEW MEAT CUTTER AT
Pete Wilson of Quincy is now em-
ployed in the meat department of
Rich's Super-Market and the pub-
lic is invited to drop in and meet
Mr. Wilson has had 15 years' ex-
perience in the meat-cutting busi-
ness, and with Hosea Owens also
behind the counter, customers at
Rich's are now assured of the best
cuts and the best service.
A '49 Ford driven 'by Frank Le-
Hardy crashed into the '51 Ford of
Neal Sinclair at the Fifth Street
and Long Avenue intersection Wed-
nesday morning, causing consider-
able damage to both cars. LeHardy,
going down Long Avenue, said he
did not see Sinclair's car approach
ing the intersection.
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Attends Longshoremen's Meeting
A. H. Matthews spent the week
end in Mobile, Ala., representing
the local longshoremen at a district
meeting of the South Atlantic Gull
Coast Longshoremen's Association
S Expected for Week-end
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Singletary o
SMarianna are expected here today
to spend the week-end as guests o
a Mr. and Mrs. George Cooper. Mrs
Siinletary 'is a niece of Mrs. C.'s.
Move To Impeach
Is Voted Down
Only Six Members of House
Favor Measure By
The Florida house of representa-
tives Monday refused to vote ar-
ticles of impeachment against Gov-
ernor Fuller Warren 'by flatly re-
jecting a resolution of Representa-
tive George Okell of Miami calling
on the house to set the impeach-
ment machinery in motion on the
grounds that. Warren had disre-
garded his duty and ignored law-
lessness in the state.
Only six, representatives voted on
Okell's side on a roll call he in-
sisted on for the record after the
house already had defeated his pro-
posal by a voice vote.
The house also agreed to expunge
from its records all 'but the title of
Okell's 46 pages of proposed ar-
ticles of impeachment on the ground
that it would be too expensive to
print in the house journal.
Governor Warren thanked the
house Tuesday for its "vote. of con-
fidence" in refusing to vote 'the ar-
ticles of impeachment, saying:
"I am more grateful than I can
say for the legislature's almost
unanimous vote of confidence. Now
that the people of Florida have
spoken through their elected repre-
sentatives, I invite everyone to join
us..in'the unc-i-iieg efforts of our
administration to make state gov-
ernment more of a blessing and less
of a burden, which efforts have re-
sulted in higher prosperity and
greater progress than Florida has
ever before enjoyed. I hope we may
all march one way in mutual, well-
"I rededicate myself to renewed
service to all the people of Florida."
Gulf County Chapter
Receives Check for
Polio Patient Care
Half of $700 Raised In Recent Fund
Drive Will Go for Care of
A check for $350 to help provide
care for local polio patients has
been received 'by the Gulf county
chapter of the National'Foundation
for Infantile Paralysis, it was an-
nounced this week by Joe Mira,
When March of Dimes funds are
raised, 'Mira explained, half stays
here with the local chapter and half
goes to national headquarters for
research, professional education and
Emergency aid to chapters whose
own funds have been exhausted by
the demands of patient care. The
check just 'received comes from
this 'pooling of chapter funds at na-
Mr. Mira said record-breaking
polio incidence during the last three
years had exhausted the treasuries
of hundreds of chapters across the
country and that in many cases
S1951 March of Dimes funds had
t been committed to the payment of
f old bills before this year's firsi
.case had been reported.
At present the Gulf county chap
ter is providing funds for the care
f in whole or in part, of three pa
y tients afflicted this year, in addi
f tion to underwriting the patient
5. care costs of one stricken prior t(
January 1, 1951.
Power Off Sunday To
Cut In Line To Beach
Electric current will be cut off
from 9 a. m. to 12 noon Sunday in
Port St. Joe from First Street to
the north city limits, in the colored
quarters, Kenney's Mill, Highland
View, Beacon Hill and Mexico
Beach as a new 12 KW line to the
beach area is cut in by the Florida
Rich Porter, local manager for
the power company, says the line
will double the present capacity
and give customers better and more
dependable service in the rapidly
growing, beach area.
Welfare Roll Bill
Goes To Warren
If Measure Becomes Law, Lists
Will Be Available for Pub-
A bill designed to make available
official public inspection of Flor-
ida' welfare rolls cleared the legis-
lature Monday and was sent to Gov-
The house adopted a conference
committee amendment which pro-
hibits use of welfare rolls for "com-
mercial or political purposes." The
original senate amendment had
closed the rolls to anyone "not di-
rectly connected with the adminis-
tration of public assistance." The
house refused.to accept this por-
tion of the amendment, and the bill
went to a joint house-senate con-
If signed into law by Warren, the
statute will conflict .it" a U. S.,
regulation that welfare rolls are to
be closed to 'public view. However,
should the federal government cut
off its share of welfare money, the
measure permits the seven-member
state cabinet to susperid its pro-
visions "at any time the best in-
terests of the general public will
best be served." The cabinet thus
holds the power to declare the rolls
closed if the federal government
threatens to cut its contribution.
If it becomes law, the measure
requires the district welfare boards
to file the welfare rolls with the
clerk of the circuit court by Octo-
ber 1 and every three months after
LAW REQUIRES PRACTICAL
NURSES TO BE LICENSED
Governor Warren signed into law
Wednesday a bill requiring practi-
cal nurses in Florida to be licensed.
A former law required registered
nurses to hold licenses, but the
new law includes practical nurses
under the licensing provisions.
Qualifications for licensing as a
practical nurse include two years of
high school or its equivalent and
graduation from a state-accredited
school for practical nursing.
Operation Interrupts Honeymoon
Charles T. Clardy, who Monday
was married to Miss Lenohr Brown,
had his honeymoon interrupted by
an appendectomy at the Port St.
SJoe Municipal Hospital. He was
transferred Tuesday to the Tyndall
Field hospital where he is reported
Sto be convalescing nicely.
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Here for Few Days' Visit
S Luther Carden, who graduated
I last Monday from Howard College,
f Birmingham, Ala., and Miss Fay
t Morris of Atlanta, Ga., accompanied
Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Carden home
Tuesday for a few days' visit. Lu
their and Fay will leave today for
Atlanta, where Miss Morris will re
ceive her degree in nursing from
t Mercer Hospital. They expect to
o return here Monday, accompanied
by Mrs. T. V. Morris.
Other Awards Will Also Be
Presented To Class
Thirty-four members of the grad.
eating class of '51 of the Port St.
Joe high school will receive their
diplomas tonight from the hands of
Superintendent Tom Owens before
the usual host of admiring parents
and friends at graduation exercises
to !be held this evening at 8 o'clock
in the high school auditorium.
The address to the class will be
CLASS OF '51
Rebecca Allen Eleanor B'an
Sara Bray Barbara Boyles
Verna Burch Sybil Conner
Betty Harper Martha Lovette
Virginia Gloekler Faye Hill
Betty Fleming Martha Lovett
Dorothy Manasco Emily Pinter
Mary Ann McFarland
Minnie Ola Ray. Doris lich
Jahazel Smith Pratricia Ward
Sybil Smith Martha Wilson
Charles Beard Philip Chatham
Alden Farris George Harper Jr.
Earl McCormick John O'Brian
Carlton Padgett Donald Parker
William Quarles Jr. John Rich
Elbert Sutton Loyd Tubb
delivered by Floyd Hunt, lwhic1 un-
doubtedly will tell the graduates.of
what the world expects of them and
some of the trials and tribulations
that may beset them as they fare
forth on the journey of life.
As top-ranking member of the
class scholastically, Barbara Boyles
will deliver the valedictory, and the
salutatory will be delivered by
George Harper Jr.
The annual trophy awarded by
the Port St. Joe Rotary Club will
be presented by H. C. Brown, and
the American Legion Auxiliary and
American Legion medals and cer-
tificates will be presented by Mrs.
Madaline Whitaker and Denver C.
Miller. Presentation of a number
of special school awards will be
made by J. J. Veasey.
Bill Sets Up Standards
For All Juvenile Courts
A bill setting up uniform stan-
dards for juvenile courts in Florida
has passed the legislature. It regu-
lates procedure in all juvenile
courts, provides for private and in-
formal hearings and requires that
children kept in custody be segre-
gated from adults. No child can be
kept in jail unless no other place is
The bill permits counties, but does
not require them, to spend up to an
amount equal to 25c per year for
each inhabitant of the county to op-
erate the courts. This also would
be used to.pay salaries to the judge
and counselor on a sliding scale ac-
cording to county population.
The bill does not create any new
juvenile courts 'but applies to the
Eight courts now established. It
,will also apply to any other juve-
Snile courts which may be created
Sat later legislative sessions and to
Juvenile courts presided over by
the county judges in all other coun-
I Undergoes Tonsilectomy
o Lloyd Beasley underwent a ton-
Ssilectomy last Friday at the Port
St. Joe Municipal Hospital.
P T THE. S R O.' C F J 9
Graduating Class of Port St. Joe High School
Honor Guests At Many Affairs During Week
Members of the class of '51 of string beans, hot rolls and iced tea.
the .Port St. Joe -hieh school have Final stop was at the home of Mr.
been royally entertained during the
patlf ew days by .their many well-
Beginning Wedniesday of last week
Wayne-Buttram, manager of the lo-
cal Danley Furniture Store, enter-
tained with a party at the store.
Each senior was asked to register
for. a door prize, a beautiful Sam-
sonite. overnight bag, which went
to Mrs. Betty Ruth Fleming. Each
young lady was also presented with
a miniature Lane cedar chest, a
os.tom of the Danley stores for
several years. Cokes and cookies
were served to the entire group.
Thursday night of last week the
Buzzett Drug Store was the .scene
of. a lovely party where the seniors
enjoyed dancing and merry-making.
Mr. and Mrs. Gannon Buzzett were
hosts to the 34 members of the
class and served sundaes, potato
chips and popcorn to all.
Last Friday -night, beginning at
7:30, a progressive dinner was en-
joyed. The honor guests gathered
,at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff
Chatham, where they were served
fruit cocktail. From there they jour-
neyed to the Episcopal parish house
where the main dinner was served,
consisting of roast turkey, dress-
ing, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce,
and Mrs. R.:G. Boyles for the des-
sert course of strawberry short-
cake. Mothers of the class members
served as hostesses, at the dinner.
Guests of the seniors were Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Owens, Mr. and Mrs. B.
B. Scissons, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Vea-
sey and the class sponsor, Mrs.
After enjoying the progressive
dinner, the seniors, accompanied by
Mrs. W. 'S. Qitarles and 'Mrs. Mas-
sey Ward, motored to the Ward
beach cottage at Beacon Hill and
enjoyed dancing until the wee sma'
hours of the morning.
On Tuesday night Mr. and Mrs.
George Harper 'entertained the class
at White City with games, swim-
ming and boat'rides on the canal.
Hamburgers, cake and punch Were
Last evening, Mr. and Mrs. E. J.
Rich were hosts at a fish fry at
Wayside Park, Mexico Beach, and
to finish off the activities, after
the commencement exercises this
evening, members of the Methodist
Church will entertain with a tea
in the recreation room of the church
honoring the graduates.
May The Star add congratula-
tions to each one and bid you God-
speed and success in your journey
Work of Woman's Club iBaptist W. M. U. In Regular
Outlined At Institute Monthly Service -Program
'The American Home Department The Baptist W. M. U. met at the
of- the Port St. Joe Woman's Club church Monday afternoon for the
arranged a delightful covered dish regular monthly royal service pro-
buffet luncheon that was held Wed- gram, the topic of which was "Wo-
nesday of last week in the lounge men Undergirding the Spread of
of the Florida Power Corporation the Gospel." Circle II was in charge,
office. Hostesses for the occasion under the direction of Mrs. Rush
were Mrs. J. C. Culpepper, Mrs. S. Chism, program chairman, who gave
H. Jammes and Mrs. M. H. Elder. the devotional from Matt 27- 28.
The table was laid with a beauti- Following prayer by Mrs. L. J.
ful cutwork cloth and had tasteful Keels, the subject, "The Interna-
arrangements of daylilies for a cen- tional Covenant," was introduced
terpiece. The menu consisted of by Mrs. Durel Brigman. A chain of
fried chicken, harm, baked beans, purple, gold and white paper links
string beans, several kinds of salad, was formed by Mrs. Johnny Sykes,
pie, iced tea and rolls. I Mrs. Jerry Ingram and Mrs. Fran-
.After the luncheon, Mrs. J; H. ces Haggett, which encircled the
Geddie conducted a club institute, globe. Others taking part on the
outlining the purpose of the club program were Mrs. J. O. Baggett,
and the duties of officers, chairmen representing China; Mrs. L. E. Voss,
and club members. Japan; Mrs. C. A. McClellan, Ha-
Projects for the coming year were waii; Mrs. Dessie Lee Parker, Af-
discussed and it was decided that rica; Mrs. Joe Ferrell, Italy and
the main project would be the the European organizations; Mrs.
"Youth for Democracy" contest, E. B. Dendy, Spain; Mrs. E. R. Du-
with the usual continuing projects. Bose, Venezuela and Uruguay; Mrs.
The 'budget chairman, Mrs. Mark G. W. Cooper, Guatemala; Mrs. W.
Tomlinson, discussed the budget for C. Pridgeon, work among the Chil-
1951-52-, and plans for the various ean Indians; Mrs. Wesley Ramsey,
departments were presented by the Mexico.
department chairmen.. After a song, "We've A Story To
STheme of the program for next
year will be in accord with the Flor-
ida Federation of Women's Clubs
1950-52'theme of "Service." The
Bible quotation selected is from. Ga-
latians 6:8: "And let us not be
weary in, well doing." Mrs. Roy Gib-
son, program chairman, said the
program will be of a miscellaneous
nature but with the emphasis on
Besides the hostesses, those en-
joying this luncheon were Mes-
dames H. C. Brown, A. L. Ward, E.
A. Bishop, Rush Chism, J. H. Ged-
die, M. P. Tomlinson, Tom Owens,
George Suber, R. W. 'Smith and one
guest, Mrs. Ralph Swatts.
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Home On Vacatioin
Paul 'Edwin Ramsey, w ho has
been attending Georgia Military
Academy, College Park, Ga., ar-
rived home Tuesday.ox vacation.
Tell To the Nations," and prayer
by Mrs. Baggett, a short business
session was held during which it
,was announced that the Florida
Baptist Assembly near Panama
City would hold open house Sunday
afternoon from 2 to 4 o'clock St.
Joe time. All visitors-will be wel-
The meeting w as closed with
prayer by Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon.
Week-enders From Holmes County
Mr. and Mrs. Walster Goodson
and children of Holmes county vis-
ited over the week-end with Mr.
and Mrs. E. C. Cason and other rel-
atives. Mrs. Walter Branka and son
Johnny accompanied them home
Sunday, returning here Tuesday.
Visitor From Graceville
Mrs. Lermie Gentry of Graceville
is visiting here this week with her
SI son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Visitors From Miami Gentry.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Campbell of O t P
Miami spent., the week here with Denmark has been using a vac-
their daughter and husband, Mr. cine known as BCG against tuber-
and Mrs. Billy Howell. culosis since the early 1930's.
MYRTICE O. SMITH, Editor
The first official American flag
was displayed Jan. 1, 1776 in the
American lines besieging Boston.
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
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Mr. and Mrs. John Rodgers of
Apalachicola announce the birth of
a daughter, Laquita Gail, on Thurs-
day, May 24.
Mr."aInd Mrs. Harry Lee Allen of
Highland View are announcing, the
arrival of a son, .Bobby James;.on
Thursday, May 24.
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis J. Gwaltney
of this city are the proud parents
of a daughter, born Friday, May 25.
The little lady has been named
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital.)
Graduation exercises for the Jack
and Jill kindergarten, class of '51,
under the direction of Mrs. E. R.
DuBose, were held last Friday eve-
ning on the spacious lawn of the
DuBose home. The program was as
Invocation ----...-.--- H. E. Richards
Salutatory .... Margaret Ann Player
Bible Story.....Kindergarten Group
The Animal Parade
"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"-..
-...Margaret Player, James Dykes
Class Will .-- Robert Settlemire
Valedictory ..-................- Jan Rawls
Presentation of Diplomas .---....
H. E. Richards
Prayer .......-..-. Rev. L. J. Keels
Seniors graduating were Robert
Hilton Settlemire, James Robert
Dykes, Jan Maurie Rawls, Margaret
Ann Player and David Jerry Roche.
Juniors taking part in the pro-
gram were Sandra Baxley, Annette
Lewis, Fran Gunn, Bob Craig, Ellis
Stevens, Mary Alice Kilbourn and
Among out-of-town-visitors to en-
joy the program were Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Creel of Apalachicola, Mrs. R;
F. Fray Jr., of Beaumont, Texas;
Fred Scott of Fort Worth, Texas,
and Michael Roche of Gulfport,
Mrs. J. L. Sims Honoree At.
Stork Shower Last Week
Mrs. Lonnie Bell and Mrs. Jesse
Hallman were hostesses at a lovely
stork shower given for Mrs. J. L.
Sims Thursday afternoon of last
week at the home of Mrs. G. W.
Padgett in Oak Grove.
Guests called between the hours
of 3:00 and 5:00 o'clock and were
greeted at the door by Mrs. Bell,
Mrs. Hallman and Mrs. Padgett. A
number of games were enjoyed,
with prizes going to Mrs. Perry El-
liott and Mrs. G.-F. Pitts.
Refreshments of salad, assorted
cookies and cokes were served to
Mesdames Vance Rogers, 'Roy Gay,
Mary Ruger, Jesse Anderson, Bill
Conner, J.. F. Campbell, Bill Wal-
ters, Lonnie Gay, Hayward John-
son, C. L. Davis, Curtis O'Brian,
Lelia Brewton, Ralph Nixon, G. F.
Pitts, Perry Elliott,. Shirley Webb,
W. W. Ensley, Fay Gardner, An-
derson Davis, Frances Lovett, L.
W. Cox, Arhil McKenzie, Buddy
Walker, Edd Dees, Ernest Light-
foot and Junior .Glass.
Visitors From Marianna
Miss Erline McClellan and Miss
Doris Bleckley, members of the
Marianna high school faculty, spent
the week-end here with Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. McClellan.
Visits With Parents
Miss Mary Miles returned last
Friday to Fort Smith, Ark., where
she is employed, after a week's
visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Carlos Miles of Highland View:
CARD OF THANKS
May we extend to our friends our
sincere thanks for the many acts of
kindness, for the cards and floral
offerings sent at the death of our
daughter and sister.
Mrs. Lillie Redd Hnfinger.
Mrs. Myrtice Padgett.
Mr. G. W. Richmond
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APPETIZING 7 5
HOTEL ST. JOE DINING ROOM
"DEDICATED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE"
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT.2:45 P. M.
Dr. Charles Reicherter
RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
HOURS B TO 5 PHONE 5665
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
CLOSED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS
WE ARE HERE TO SERVEYOU...
Having a luncheon or a dinner party, or need for a
private banquet hall? Why not let us help you.
...The prices are reasonable, the food excellent,
the service good.
BUSINESS MEN'S LUNCH
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1951
FRIDY. UNE1. 951 HE TAR POT S. JO, GLF OUNY, FORIA PGE HRE
.tr.~... .... X" *.***** 11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
CHURCH 6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship. in
ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday evening, 7:30 The Wc
UpAer' Room hour. his
AND SUNDAY SERVICES .i E.
S............... ..*."'' PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH wo
REV. BILLY TO PREACH Rev. S. J. Allen, Pastor me
Rev. W. A. "Billy" Daniel will 10:15 a.*m.-Sunday school. Su
preach at the Methodist Church 11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
next Sunday morning, June 3, at 6:00 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
11 o'clock. Brother Billy is loved Wednesday: 7:00 p. m.-Choir
by the people of Port St. Joe, an.d practice. 8:00 p. m.-Bible study
everyone is invited to hear him and prayer.
preach Sunday morning. Everyone is cordially invited to
t attend these services.
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fr. Robert O'Sullivan, Priest
Mass the first Sunday of each GARDEN NOTES
month at 8 a.m. Other Sundays at PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB
10:30 a. m.
ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH .June gardening is largely a ques-
SJ e a, P r tion of maintenance watering,
Rev. Lee Graham, Pastor
Second Sunday after Trinity feeding, spraying or dusting, and
Second Sunday after Trinity mulching. Take a little time in the
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
10:00 a. .-Sundayschool. early morning or late afternoon to
11:00 a. m.-oly communion and plant seeds of the. heat-loving an-
11:00 a. m.-Holy communion and
nuals, such as zinnias, marigolds,
commencement for the winter term na s zinnias, marigolds,
of the Sunday school. All parents tithonia an ortlac
This month azaleas receive their
and children are asked to be pres-
and child are asked terlast application of plant food; Re-
ent. Awards for the term will be
ent oliance, Armour's or Swift's are all
Mopresenteday, 3 p. -Business meet- good. Also give some to the dog-
Monday, 3 p. m.-Business meet- gardenias, mag-
wood and redbud, gardenias, mag-
ing of the Day Circle, Woman's nols and hoie
nolias and hollies.
Auxiliary, Dust azaleas and camellias with
Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p. m.-
Vestry meeting in the parish house.
by chewing bugs.
Lawns-Don't forget to set the
HYMN SING SUNDAY EVENING mower blades as high.as possible
The Methodist Men's Fellowship so that stems and roots are not ex-
will sponsor a hymn sing at the posed to drying sun and wind.
Methodist Church at 8 o'clock Sun-
day evening, June 3. Everyone is DEMONSTRATION CLUB MEETS
invited. The Highland View Home Dem-
onstration Club held its regular
BAYVIEW METHODIST CHURCH
monthly meeting Tuesday ff last
10:00 a. Preachgservice week at the Methodist Church. The
Sunday school following worshipcounty demonstration agent.
county home demonstration agent,
service. Miss Emma Stevenson, gave an in-
teresting demonstration on freez-
SERVICES AT WHITE CITY ing of meats and vegetables ,
Rev. S. J. Allen will conduct ser-
vices at the White City community To Attend Conference Session
house at 7:30 p. m. Sunday. Rev. Loyd W. Tidbb and Mr. and
E :\I i George. Super left Wednesday
S KENNEY IHoLLa BAPTIST to attend"the session of the Ala-
-Re. W. .Hlland, Pastor bama Conference of the"Methodist
9:45 a.. m.-Sunday school. Church meeting at Huntingdon Col-
11:00 a. m.-Worship service. lege, Montgomery, Ala.
6:30 p. mm-Training Union.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship. It pays to adverti.---ry it!
Prayer service Tuesday evenings
FIRST PAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-iMorning service.
6:45 p. m.-Training Union.
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship.
Prayer service Wednesday at 8
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Loyd W. Tubb, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
To Do Extension Work
Fred Scott, who has been attend-
g the Baptist seminary in Fort
north, Texas, is visiting here with
Sister and family, Mr. and Mrs.
F. Gunn. Fred will do extension
irk in the training school depart-
ent, working out of the Baptist
nday school board in Jackson-
ville, Fla. Week-end Visitors
St Mr. and Mrs. Bill Chestnut of
Gulf Unemployment Up Slightly Panama City visited here over the
Unemployment payments in Gulf week-end with Mr. and Mrs. John
county for the week ending May 18 Beasley and Mr. Chestnut's parents,
amounted to $43, according to the Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Chestnut.
state industrial commission. Fort s
the previous week payments were There are over 20,000 different
$13. species of trees in the world.
- FRIDAY SATURDAY
MAY 31-JUNE 1-;
TOMATOES lb. 5c
CUCUMBERS lb. 5c
PEAS lb. 5c
SQUASH lb. 5c
CELERY Stalk 5c
Irish POTATOES lb. 5c
BUTTER BEANS Ib. 10c
SNAP BEANS Ib. 10c
CORN Doz. Ears 39c
Tender OKRA lb. 19c
GRAPEFRUIT Ib. 5c
All ORANGES lb. 5c
LEMONS Ib. 15c
ONE BUSHEL PEAS
At Reasonable Rates P 0 W D E R
rP 0 W DER
T. 0. POITEVINT 29
Notice To Electric
The power will be cut off Sunday
from 9:00 a. m. to 12 noon in Port,
St. Joe from First' Street to the
orth City Limits.
Also in the
Colored Quarters, -Kenney's Mill,
Highland View, Beacon Hill and
TUPELO HONEY, Gal.
CRUSHED PINEAPPLE C
Blackman's SYRUP '2
Swift's SLICED BACON Ib. 31
PORK NECK BONES Ib. 1
FRESH PIG'S FEET 2 Ibs. 2!
FLORIDA GRADE 'A'
Whole 47c lb.
Cut Up 53c
PORK FAT No. 10 Jug $1.
ALL BRANDS SANDWICH MEAT SLI
FLORIDA GRADE 'A' EGGS Guaranteed All (
5 Cans Mixed 97c
S 3 Pkgs. Mixed 97c
Fruit Jars, doz.
Large ORANGE JUICE
Large Graperuit Juice
HEAVY FLOOR MOPS Each
All Brand ICE CREAM Pint
-Qt. 83c, Pint 7
We have all varieties of Vegetables to go into these Jars or in your Deep Fr
We will also sell wholesale 10 Fryers or over, Hens, Eggs and Produce.
JAR LIDS and RINGS__23c Doz.
JAR LIDS ---- 10c
We Will Buy All Your Wide-Mouth Milk Bottles
Corner Williams Ave and Third Street
PORT ST. JOE, FLORI
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1951
PAGE FOUR THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1951
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, By The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMIT-H, Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Floor Man, Columnist,
Reporter, Proof Reader and Bookkeeper
Entered as ~.cond-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
i'ostoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themaelyes liable for
damages further than amount recefvedi 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, t Right or Wrong
HUNTING AND FISHING IS BIG BUSINESS
Our natural resources are endangered now, as
never before, by those greedy persons who would
destroy them for profit, using our national de-
fense as a cloak to conceal their operations. Out-
doors people, hunters, fishermen and conserva-
tionists, too long have been scoffed at as "dream-
ers" and nature-lovers who impede progress by
their determination to save our dwindling wild-
The editor of The Star received an advance
copy of the June issue of Sports afield magazine,
and in it is an article by Arthur Carhart which
shows their place and our natural resource's
place in the national economy.
He reports that sportsmen last year alone spent
more on dogs than what the public paid to see
all baseball, football, basketball and hockey
games, horse races and prizefights, both ama-
teur and professional.
If this fact is amazing, the nine billion dollars
spent by licensed sportsmen is even more so.
This figure represents nearly 50 per cent more
than the total business of all gasoline stations in
America. It is more than the money paid for all
cattle and hogs in the niarket last year and
nine billion dollars is a conservative figure.
If the unreasoning -exploitation of our natural
resources, which in turn means.the death of fu-
ture hunting and fishing, is allowed to continue,
then we Americans, in preparing our defenses,
will have wrecked one of the very things we are
fighting to preserve.
Every hunter, fisherman and camper in Gulf
county knows that the enjoyment of his sport
cannot be measured in dollars and cents, but if
money values must be used to fight greed and
wedding date will be announced la-
Miss Mary Sue Crawford of Pan-
ama City and Clyde Atwood of this
city were married last Sunday at
the home of A. C. Hensley on 7th
Street, with Rev. J. W. Sisemore of-
Sponsor Kills Bill To Set
Political Advertising Rate
A bill which would prohibit news-
papers from charging excessive
prices for political advertisements
was withdrawn from consideration
in the legislature Saturday by Rep-
resentative Thomas B. Dowda of
Putnam county, its sponsor.
Dowda withdrew the 'bill with the
remark that it was "not of suffici-
ent importance to consume the time
of the house," referring to the fact
that but .five days remain before
adjournment of the 1951 session.
The measure would have made it
unlawful for newspapers to charge
more for political advertisements
than for other display advertising.
the waste of our natural wealth,
then sportsmen have a mighty wea-
pon which they can and must wield
in defense of these resources.
SWatch this space for
at White City.
C. W. Long
THE LOW DOWN TEN YEARS AGO
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From the Files of The Star
Firmen of District To Meet Here
Editor The Starr-Today I'm on The Port St. Joe Volunteer Fire
Soshulism. Of all the queer dishes DepIrtment will b' host to firemen
that's bin kooked up fer the Amer- and their wives from all cities in
ikun people to nibble on, they has Northwest Florida from Lake City
.bin nuthin' more un-Amerikun... to Pensacola on June 12, when the
And fer our multitude of careless fire-eaters gather here for their an-
-but good-citizens, I sounds off nual meeting.
with this here studied essay. Telephone Line To County Seat
It's squarely up to 51 of each 100 Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka
peoplee to a-lert themselfs and when re connected by te
sum Govt. gent with a fancy and phone when the St. Joseph Tele-
glitterin' plan shows up fer a free graph e hone Company con-
lunch at. sum. klub in town, you pleted a line under construction for
gotta examine the plan, even iffen
some time, and installed pay sta-
it don't concern your own bizness
tions in the court house and the
biot is jist fer putting' a crimp or Gulf Drug Company.
squeeze on the other feller. Next
week, iffen you don't bar the door, Birth Announcement
another guy will show up with a Mr.'and Mrs. Harry Brewton are
way to put you, yourself, on the announcing the arrival of an eight-
griddle. pound daughter' on May 24. The
And fer folks who ain't in bizness young lady has been named Martha
fer themself but are on a salary or Julia.
wages, they kin keep on reading Guest-Cosby '
I'm a-comin' to them next. The Announcement w a s made this
weakly wages in soshulist Englund week of the marriage of Mrs. Rhuey :.
has jist bin announced by the La- Cosby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
bur Govt. there as bein' $21.07 fer W. Duncan of this city, to Ed Guest
48 hours. Keep a-readin'-it's a in Wewahitchka on May 24, Judge
weakly wage of $21.07-not daily. Earl Pridgeon performing the cere-
Woe is us-iffen we don't put mony.
sum rocks on the track-git over Engagement Announced
bein' greenhorns and simple people Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Hammock are
who're duck soup fer the Soshulist announcing the engagement of their
Medicine Man in the chekkered daughter, Eva Lunnette, to Benja-
suit-and all smiles. min Roy Gibson, son of Mr. and '
JO SERRA. Mrs. B. R. Gibson of this city. The
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THE STAR,PORT ST.. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1951
What Happened Last
By J. KENNET
This last week of the 1951 legis-
lative session found house and sen-
ate in disagreement over raising
taxes to meet higher appropria-
tions. The senate has passed a re-
vision of the 3% sales tax to pro-
vide $17,500,000 yearly in fresh
money to meet increases for old
folks and teachers. The house has
okayed increases, too, but at the
time this is written, had not agreed
to any form of new taxes.
SThe economy bloc was riding
high in the house. Big question was
whether pressure from school and
welfare lobbies would break their
resolve to go back home without
increasing the tax load.
No Corruption, Says Committee
The Haley committee has re-
ported, but found no. positive evi-
dence of corruption. They did re-
port almost Inbelievable ineffici-
ency in the state racing commis-
sibn, based on only a sketchy ex-
amination of the members. No evi-
dence of wrong-doing was laid to
Governor Warren, although they
noted he had spent more than the
law allows on his election.
The committee asked to be con-
tinued for two years with $50,000
for expenses, to continue probing
for corruption in high places. As a
by-product of the Haley investiga-
tion, the legislature has ordered
the racing commission to open its
books and confidential files to state
and. county officials.
Fate of Racing Bills-Doubtful
Racing has figured only briefly
in the legislative news, and a
threatened blow-up over harness
racing didn't develop any steam.
Speaker B. Ellibtt of Palm Beach
county -was able to blast two har-
ness track bills out of unfriendly
committees, first, by appealing to
the 'house membership for a local
Palm Beach county bill to let them
have harness racing,, and second,
by. stacking --h e,-house ,public
amusement committee" with six new
members, he got the same commit-
tee to release a general bill per-
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I lh Press Control Bills Sidetracked
Week In Tallahassee Newspapers have come through
a baptism of fire with flying colors
H BALLINGERin this session of the legislature.
S 'Senate and house committees have
I killed or sidetracked bills designed
It was opposed at every turn by r l t m
the dog racing interests, who seeto repeal the "honest mistake" fea-
the dog racing interests, who see ture of the state libel laws, to re-
in night harness tracks with pari newspapers to give equal
mutuel wagering a direct threat to que ne ers to give equ
their, prosperity. The fate of the space for answers to those criti-
their prosperity. The fate of the cized, to investigate the Miami Her-
harness bills in the senate con- aid and the Tampa Tribune, to pro-
tinues doubtful. laid and the Tampa Tribune, to pro-
tinues doubtful. hibit Hadacol advertising, to cut
More Money for Welfare down on legal and political adver-
This legislature has dutifully tising, and a fill to require all po-
voted more money than ever for litical advertising to e paid for at
welfare-old age pensions, aid to certain rates was withdrawn Satur-
dependent children, and aid to the day by its sponsor.
blind. It has, in addition, called on Still pending is a bill to substi-
the welfare board to make public tI proc se s
the names of those getting bene- itute professional process servers
the names of those getting bene- i for publication in certain forms of
fits. This publicity shall be with- n
held, says the bill now approved, l newspapers report their
only if the federal goverDaily newspapers report their
only if the federal government business offices delighted with a
threatens to withhold its part of ,, business offices delighted ,,
hill which nrohibits Dublication of
welfare on that account. The fed-
eral rules prohibit publicity on the
names of those receiving aid.
-The legislature has decided not
to require those getting welfare
money.to give liens on their prop-
erty, nor does it appear likely there
will be any curb on support for il-
Still pending 'is a legislative re-
quirement that old people, before
they can get state aid, must first
sue their children or other, close
kin, for support. This was approved
by the house, is being opposed by
a senate bloc headed-:by Senator,
advance matter on races. Savings
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ST. JOE ELECTRIC
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1949 OLDSMOBILE 4-DOOR "88" SEDAN, All Extras 1595.00
1949 CHEVROLET 4-DOOR STYLELINE, 14,000 Miles 1295.00
1949 MERCURY 2-DOOR SEDAN, All Extras, New Tires 1549.00
1950 OLDSMOBILE 2-DOOR "88" DeLUXE, Demonstrator, 15,000 Miles 1895.00
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE,, GULF'.COUNTY, FL;ORIDAA
FRIDAY JUNE 1 1951
PAGE SI TH TR OTS.JE UFCUTFOIAFIAJN ,15
Bill Puts $1000 Limit
On Campaign Gifts
Makes It Unlawful for Racing In-
terests, Beverage Licensees and
Others To Contribute
An intensive clamp-down on the
financing of political campaigns,
including a limit of $1000 per con-
tributiqn, was voted in the Florida
house of representatives Monday.
The measure, inspired by the sen-
ate crime committee, prohibits any
individual from contributing over
$1000 to any one candidate in any
one state or county primary or elec-
tion, and any contribution is un-
lawful if made by racing interests,
intoxicating beverage licensees, or
operators of public utilities.
The crime committee's bill, as
originally passed by the senate,
banned anyone' connected with race
tracks to "make any contribution
whatsoever to any political party
or to any candidate for any state,
county, district or municipal of-
Opponents of the measure argued
that the bill discriminated against
racing interests since there were
other groups which -contributed to
campaigns, and said the measure
would make "intentional or unin-
tentional criminals out of every
.Barbed wire for cattle fencing
was invented by an Illinois farmer
Attend Birthday Gathering
Mr. and Mrs. Duffy Lewis and
daughters, Frances and Patsy, Mrs.
Asa Montgomery and son, Jimmy,
spent last week-end in Tampa at-
tending a birthday dinner given in
.honor of Mrs. Montgomery's father,
N. A. Simmons, who was 90 years
old. There were about 65 relatives
and friends gathered to celebrate
this happy occasion,, and all ex-
tended best wishes to the honoree
for many more birthdays in the fu-
NOTICE TO OUR READERS
Due to the increasing length of
cards of thanks after a death, on
which there has been no charge in
the past, The Star finds it neces-
sary to charge for these in future.
A minimum charge of 50c will be
made for 30 words or less, and 1%c
per word for all over 30. Each name
on a single line will take a charge
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Boys 4-H Club
Kenney Mill-Thursday after the
second and fourth Sundays; 7:30 p.
m., at home of J. N. Dobbs, local
White City-Friday after second
and fourth Sundays, 7:30 p. m., at
community building. hack Hall, lo-
Wewahitchka-Monday after first
and third Sundays, 7:30 p. m., high
school. Bill Roemer, local-leader.
Bill Would Refund Tax and estimate a year beforehand the
amount of fuel to be used. The two
On Gas Used In Boats cents per gallon motor fuel tax
Representative George Tapper in-
troduced a bill in the house Satur-
day which would refund the gas
tax paid on fuel used in boats and
farm machinery. The refund to
boats would be only to those en-
gaged in commercial business and
not those used for pleasure or sport
Theory of the measure, which
bobs up at practically every ses-
sion of the legislature, is that farm
vehicles and boats do not use the
highways and should not pay tax
for upkeep of roads.
Those seeking refunds would be
required to pay an annual fee of $2
as the "second gasoline tax"
not be included in the re-
Among 1,153 students to gradu-
ate from the University of Florida,
Gainesville, on June 11 is James H.
Joiner of Port St. Joe, who will
receive his BAE degree.
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THURSDAY JUNE 14-
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FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1951
THE STAR, PORT ST.. JOE,,GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
rnIlD, A',, JUN .:,'t-o' I
By REP. GEORGE TAPPER
TALLAHASSEE, May 31 The
big news, of course, this week was
the attempt by George Okell, rep-
resentative from Dade. county, to
bring impeachment proceedings
against the governor. After thor-
ough investigation by the special
committee appointed to look into the
articles of impeachment, the com-
mittee found that Okell did not
have enough evidence bn which im-
peachment proceedings could be
brought. The house overwhelm-
ingly votqd it down 76 to 6. .This
seems to prove that Goyvernor War-
rne is not guilty of the allegations
that have been made against him
by unfriendly newspapers and mag-
.The new city charters for Port
St. Joe and Wewahitchka, which
will allow them to levy excise taxes
were tied up in the senate commit-
tee on finance and taxation as ob-
jections were raised to extension
of taxing power to the commission;
but were brought out Wednesday,
with other local bills, when a dele-
gation from the house threatened
to block local legislation of all 13
members of.the senate committee.
On my two gas bills, the'one for
Wewahitchka is law, and the one
for Port St. Joe was approved by
the senate Tuesday.
The claim bill which would pay
Alfr-ed Morning (colored) $3700 for
the death of his son is now pending
on special order calendar in the
senate and should be passed.
My bill which appropriates $10,-
000 for Constitution Park is-in the
senate appropriations committee
and I still have hopes of getting it
out before the session ends.
The conference committee on ap-
propriations has reported out a
compromise appropriation bill which
comes to.$274,056,984. This bill was
acted upon Wednesday. With this
appropriation as presented by the
committee it appears that we will
have to raise around $10,000,0.00 in
Last 'Saturday I introduced a bill
which would allow an exemption
on the gas tax used by farmers
and commercial fishermen.
Next week I hope to give a brief
resume of the proceedings of the
1951 session and the actions taken
,by your representative in these pro-
ceedings if Editor Bill can spare me
the necessary space.
In Union County
People Run Biggest Hazard In Col-
lier County, According to State.
Bureau of Vital Statistics
What is the safest county in Flor-
ida where auto accident fatalities
are concerned? Which is the most
Recorded figures released by the
Florida State Board of Health bu-
reau of vital statistics showed that
during the past five years on an av-
erage, people were safest in Union
County, in the northeastern section
of the state. People ran the biggest
hazard during the same period in
Collier county, on Florida's lower
S Union county rated tops for auto
safety with a five-year average of
10.2 fatalities per 100,000 popula-
tion, while Collier dragged on the
bottom in 67th place, with an aver-
age of 98.0 fatalities -per 100,000
;- Use of accident rates upon which
the report is based might give a
misleading impression fbr Union
and Collier counties, however. Be-
cause of the small population of
these counties, it takes only 'a few
such deaths to compile an impres-
sive accident death rate. Collier
county auto accident deaths totaled-
29 for the five-year period.
For the state as a whole, 1950 was
the deadliest of the past five years
in the auto accident field. Last
year's total of recorded deaths was
893 persons as compared with 704
during 1949. Other years in the five-
year survey period include: 1948,
734 deaths; 1947, 807. deaths; 1946,
Among the state's larger coun-
ties, Escambia, in 28th position was
the most dangerous, followed by
Duval in 22nd place, and Hillsbor-
ough in 18th -position. .Populous
Dade county was in 14th place. Or-
ange county was next with 13th
rating, while Pinellas was in 11th
position. Visit Grandparents Sumner.
SWhile, the .Sunshine State's pro- Norma and Margie Hall spent the ----- ---
visional/death rate from automobile week-end in Blountstown with their The Philippines coveL an -area
accidents jumped from 26.5 in 1949
to 32.4 per 100,000 population in
1950, the national average on an es-
timated basis slipped slightly from
21.0 in 1949 to 20.8 during the past
However, it might be pointed
out that Florida, one of the most
popular tourist areas in the nation,
has a heavy influx of automobiles
from other states which, added to
vehicles owned by Florida resi-
deits, help to add their share to
the accident total.
This on your painting is a sign'of quality.
Come in for a Game of Pool and a Glass of .
CI E DDRAFT BEER NOW O
ST. JOE BAR AND BILLIARDS
Phone 114 Port St. Joe, Florida
. "News to most folks is the seedless Florida
orange called 'Connors,'" says W. L. Tyler of
Odessa, Florida. "Few people have heard about it,
but it's one of the best juice oranges in Florida."
Florida citrus grove owner, W. L. Tyler, I
been a Ford Truck user for 15 years. He sa:
"They're so economical and easy to handle,
recommend Ford Trucks for grove work."
^,.*^' p w, r.
Ideal for grove work or any other kind of light duty
trucksg is this Ford F-l Pickup. It's easy on the pocket-
book with features like the Power Pilot.
It's easy to handle in tight,grove lanes or cramped
loading docks, with features like the new steering column
gearshift. It's easy to drive in either of two fine cabs, the
5-sTAR and the .5-STAR EXTRA (added cost). And its new
massive styling makes it easy on the eyet
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. of 114,4(0 square miles.
On All U. S. ROYAL and GOODYEAR
TIRES and TUBES Now In Stock.
During the Month of June
Present This Ad for Credit
BUDGET PLAN IF DESIRED
ON PURCHASES OF 3 OR MORE TIRES
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET CO.
PHONE 388 PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
"I grow 'em, pack 'em, and ship 'em. Keeps me
hopping. But that's where my Ford Pickup comes
in. It-saves me a lot of time, work, and money.
I proved that for myself in the Economy Run."
"My Ford Pickup has the Power Pilot. That's
what makes it so economical, says my Ford Dealer,
John Strickland. Whatever it is, I do know my Ford
is economical, and does give me all the power I need."
"I 'haul 3,000 oranges for
less than 2 cents a mile"
W. L. Tyler was one of over ',000 owners who helped
roll up over 50 million miles in the big Ford Truck
Economy Run. He says, "My 1950 Ford Truck with Power
aS Pilot costs less to run than any truck I ever operated!"
* "I'll put a Ford Truck up against any
other in sand or mud ... or on the highway,"
says W. L. Tyler. "And Ford's easy handling
makes it ideal to get around in narrow grove
"Economy Run records show that gas, oil
and repairs, cost me only $140.87 for 7,680
miles of hauling. I credit this to the' Power
Pilot, to good truck construction, and to the
regular service checkup I get from my Ford
To fit your job, Ford builds over 180 different models
from 95-h.p. Pickups to 145-h.p. Big Jobs (above).
Choose from two V-8 and two 6-cylinder engines, all
with Power Pilot Economy.
v U-9 latest 1.9- fiffalionr daft
on 7,318,000 Iruck.,C&., ife. oc.
sprfs procv" Ford I ; Ioj oIsi kmgrl
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
322 Monument Avenue
Port St. Joe, Florida
I II I
TH.E STARYP-OR;I: T. JOE, GULF COAUTY,~ FLORIDAk
=Pinrv- ALINE,-A. -:1951
FRIDAY, MAY 25; 1951
THE STAR. PORT ST. JOE. GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
Shelling Out for
'Weeks' Irks Kay
Suggests A 'Pay Your Bills
First Week' Should Have
before going deeper in debt just be-
cause somebody cracks a whip over
us and screams, "Hurry, you only
got three more shopping days be-
fore National Suspender Week--
don't get caught with your pants
I hope that no member of my
family goes off the deep end and
wrecks their bank account just be-
cause somebody designated June 17
as Father's Day. When I went to
school I learned that June 17 was
the anniversary of the Battle of
Te of Chmpons/.
By RUSSELL KAY Bunker Hill, but now we nave suo-
As a father of long standing, I stituted Father's Day, and the av-
am now going through the pangs of erage school kid thinks Bunker Hill
witnessing the suffering of loved is some kind of a trap on the golf
ones who are going about biting course.
their fingernails and worrying over Happy Father's Day all you long-
the approach of a "day" that some suffering male parents, and here's
smart promoter thought up and hoping your BIG day is sufficient
wished onto humanity with the to make up for the beating you take
noble idea that fathers,, like moth- the other 364.
ers, should be recognized.
I find myself being confronted CLA FIED
with innocent questions as to the
color necktie I like best, do I need
any handkerchiefs, and what do I
think of the new style sport shirts? RATES--IY oment per word for one. mt-
Tion (count initials nd figures a. silgeI
There was a time, 'before the wonls); minimum charge S3 cents. Addl
tional insertions of same ad take lower
smart merchandising experts got to rate. To eliminate bookkeeping, aU ads
work on us, when about all you had must be paid for at time of fiat insertion
to worry about from a gift stand- FOR SALE
point was Christmas. We would
save our pennies all year or put a HOT-POINT ELECTRIC RANGE-
small amount in a Christmas Club 4-burner, in good condition, prac-
at the bank each week and could Ically new units; $100. See Mrs.
get by in nice shape. But not any H D 6-
more! OUTBOARD MOTOR FOR SALE-
Now we are called upon to shell 9.7 Evinrude, in excellent condi-
tion. Call 158. 6-8*
out for anything and everything. If ,
one of our relatives or friends has FOR RENT
a baby, it calls for a gift. If some- 2-BEDROOM FURNISHED HOUSE
one graduates from high school or for rent for summer months only.
college, we are supposed to send Call 281-J. Willie Mae Davis. 8*
something. When we receive an APARTMENT FOR
announcement of an engagement RENT-Electric refrigerator and
or wedding, we're IT. range; $32.50 per month. Call
Then there's Mother's Day and 114. 6-1tt
Father's Day, and countless other
days and weeks and months during
which we are supposed to perform
certain duties if we are a normal
person and given to bowing to all
conventions. Then, of course, there
are the old-fashioned days that we
are obliged to respect, such as an-
niversaries and 'birthdays.
A conscientious person who de-
sires to maintain a reputation for
thoughtfulness has reached a point
where it is getting to be a genuine
burden. Instead of being able to
get by with a five or ten cent greet-
ing-card or a 50c gift, it now knocks
a hole, in the old family budget of
from 50c to $1 for a card and $5 or
$10 for a gift. The box of candy
that used to cost 50c is now from
$1.50 to $4; the necktie we form-
erly paid a half a buck for is now
$2, and the bouquet of roses or car-
nations is more expensive than a
Then we have Dog Week and Cat
.Week when we are supposed to buy
Fido an electric dog blanket and
Pussy a catnip-stuffed sleeping bag
and come' home with our pockets
bulging with puppy 'biscuits, rub-
ber mice and a toy fireplug.
Now I am a reasonable guy and
willing to go along with the con-
ventions most of the.way, but this
here day, week, month and year
business is 'beginning to get on my
I don't blame the merchandisers
for doing'everything in their power
to. build up sales, and I know that
if we were to ignore all these aus-
picious dates and. occasions the
florists, greeting card folks, gift
shops and department stores would
be out of luck, but isn't it about
time we set up a "Pay Your Bills
First Week" and take care of that
601 Long Avenue
NICE COOL BEDROOM, adjoining
bath with shower; outside en-
trance; quiet location. Mrs. A. M.
Jones, Sr., phone 63- J. 5-11tf
LOST AND FOUND
LOST--Golden Labrador retriever.
Answers to name "Fraulein." If
found, please return to Mrs. J. A.
,Cox, phone 278. 6-1 8c
FOR QUICK SERVICE
and Quality Workmanship on.
Roll Film, Try
MAIGE PHOTO LAB
RECAP YOUR OLD TIRES
Rubber is getting scarce! Help the
war effort by having your old tires
recapped. We guarantee all work.
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY
Phone 37 Port St. Joe, Fla.
This on your printing is a sign of quality.
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 P'riest;; H. R. Maige, Sec.
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, 1. O. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Mary B. Forehand, N.G.; Mary
E. Weeks, V.G.; Fannie Brown, Sec.
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
?ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
S meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
days each: month, 8:00 p. m.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. Milton
Chafin, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
SAMARITAN LODGE NO. 40, 1.0.
O. 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
Phone 326 Day or Night
LEE WALLARD WINS 1951
RACE ON FIRESTONE TIRES
AT AVERAGE SPEED OF
126.244 M. P. H.
C HAMPION race drivers
DEMAND and USE the
SAFEST tire made! That's why
Firestone Tires have been on
the winning cars at Indian-
apolis for 28 consecutive races.
Authorities say that 500 miles
on the speedway are equal to
50,000 miles& of ordinary driv-
ing... 5,years of average service
Crowded into less than 4/2
hours. For many years- every
driver in the race has bought
Firestone Tires because no
driver is wilting to risk his life
or chances of victory on any-
thing less than the safest tires
that money can buy. Remember
that fact the next time you buy
tires ... protect your life and
the lives of others by equipping
your car with Firestone Tires.
Come in today .. let us take
care of your tire needs.
MEET YOUR FRIENDS
-J- A T ---
FIRESTONE HOME & AUTO SUPPLY STORE
COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
24-HOUR AMBULANCE SERVICE
PAGE FciuU T
PAM: -ir -r
B. W. EELLS, Owner
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA