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PORT ST. JOE
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"Port St. Joe The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
Official Paper for Gulf
County, Devoted To the
of the Entire County
VOLUME XIV FORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1951 NUMBER 45
To Vote On Island
Bridges Would Open Island
Land and Beaches To
What will probably be one of the
biggest boons to Franklin county,
and to Apalachicola and Carrabelle
in particular, is the proposal to vote
$3,1000,000 in bonds for the pur-
pose of constructing two bridges
from the mainland to St. George
and Dog Islands, the bridge to St.
George to go from the east end of
Gorrie Bridge, and the other from
Carrabelle to Dog Island.
A legislative enabling act provid-
ing means to finance the bridges
and the roads on the islands will be
voted on next Tuesday by the citi-
zens of Franklin county, and those
favoring the proposal assert that a
multi-million-dollar development by
private capital is already planned
in event the measure is approved.
It is pointed out that the project
won't cost Franklin county taxpay-
ers one thin dime, since tolls from
the two 'bridges would be used to
pay off revenue certificates which
would be issued by the county to
erect the spans. It is also pointed
out.;that the county's estimated $90,-
000 a year in secondary road funds
could be pledged as security if per-
mission to do so is granted by the
state road department. ....
SOwners of the islands have' prom-
ised to set aside beaches on the
two islands for use of the general
public, and a right-of-way for a ship
Channel around the west end of St.
George Island, fishing walks and
piers on the bridges, and plane
landing strips would also be pro-
vided. These provisions would be
made in the public interest, regard-
less of who develops the potential
Although St. George Island has
gone relatively untouched by man,
development isn't a new idea. Back
in the 1800's a resort hotel stood on
,St. George during the time Apa-
lachicola thrived as a resort, and
remains of the old hotel still can
Legend has it that somewhere on
St. George pirates buried treasure,
and at intervals until a few years
ago, individuals or groups searched
for the loot. It is said that pieces
of eight, Spanish doubloons and
S(Continued on page 8)
Mrs. Jones Wins Battle To
Overcome Loss of Voice
Mrs. Janet Jones, who underwent
.an operation in Jacksonville a year
ago for cancer of the throat, there-
by being rendered speechless ex-
cept for a near-whisper, has just
returned home from Tampa where
she had been for seven months un-
dergoing instruction from Walter S.
Lee, teacher of esophageal speech.
Mr. Lee has had the same opera-
tion and has mastered the art of
speech by this method, being em-
ployed by the rehabilitation de-
partment of education, which spon-
sors this school.
Mrs. Jones mastered the art of
speech in this manner in 30 days,
and has since been instrumental in
teaching one other person to speak.
She expects to become an instruc-
tor in this field, thereby assisting
others in learning to speak through
The many friends of Mrs. Jones
rejoice with her in the way she has
mastered this art of speaking.
Rotary Club Commends
St. Joe Paper Company
Speaker At Regular Meeting of Or-
ganization Asserts Mill To Be
One of Largest In World
At the regular meeting of the
Port St. Joe Rotary Club at Hotel
St. Joe last week, Tom Coldewey
was guest speaker, the subject of
his talk being the proposed expan-
sion program of the St. Joe Paper
Company and how it will affect the
city of Port St. Joe. Upon comple-
tion of the program, said Coldewey,
the mill is expected to be one of
the largest kraft paper mills in the
At the conclusion of his speech,
Coldewey was presented with a res-
olution from the Rotary Club to the
St. Joe Paper Company, which
reads as follows:
WHEREAS, The St. Joe Paper
Company, by and through its offi-
cials, has heretofore expended large
sums of money and invested a vast
amount of capital in Port St. Joe
and Gulf county, Florida, thereby
creating a manifold increase in em-
ployment and the prosperity that
followed as a natural course, all to
the well-being and benefit of the
citizens of Port St. Joe and Gulf
county, Florida;, and,
WHEREAS, The St. Joe Paper
Company, by and through its offi-
cials, has announced an expansion
of its plant and facilities located in
Port St. Joe, anticipating an addi-
(Continued on page 2)
Last Rites Held for
Mrs. Jasper M. Petty
S.uneral servic.es.were held. Sat.
urday from the Port St. Joe Pres-
byterian Church for Mrs. Jasper M.
Petty of Blountstown who passed
away Friday evening at the home
of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr.
and Mrs. P. W. Petty of this city,
with whom she had resided for sev-
eral years past. Interment was in
the Millville cemetery, near Pan-
ama City, with the Comforter Fu-
neral Home in charge of arrange-
Besides her husband of Blounts-
town, she is survived by one son,
M/'Sgt. Alton B. Petty, Fairbanks,
Alaska; two sisters, Mrs. Stella
Smith and Mrs. Emily Walker, both
of Panama City, and two brothers,
Andrew Parrish and Autie Parrish,
also of Panama City.
COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
TO MEET DAY EARLIER
The Gulf county school board
will meet Monday, August 6, in reg-
ular session instead of Tuesday,
August 7, due to the fact that Su-
perintendent and Mrs. Tom Owens
are scheduled to leave Tuesday for
a visit with their son, Tom Jr., who
is stationed at Lowery Field, Den-
Promoted To Sergeant
Mrs. T. E. Parker received word
this week from her son, Billy, that
-he has been promoted to sergeant.
He plans to re-enlist in order that
he can remain in Stuttgart, Ger-
many, where he is with the 11th
Sails for China
Mrs. Oscar Roberts received word
that her son, Robert Trawick, had
sailed July 25 from a Pacific coast
port for Hong Kong, China, where
he expects to be stationed until
April of 1952.
Mrs. C. E. Huffman and Mrs. E.
L. Huffman of Selma, Ala., arrived
last Saturday to spend two weeks
with their sister, Mrs. P. W. Petty,
who recently underwent an opera-
tion at the' municipal hospital.
Reading of Old Maids' Day to be
observed on August 15 in Denton,
Texas, Miss Emma Stevenson of
this city, in a confab with your ed-
itor, queried: "Why not an Old
Maids' Day in Port St. Joe?"
Well, why not? In the Texas city
the mayor has issued a proclama-
tion designating the day and big
plans are afoot. But personally,
just between us and the gatepost,
we can't understand why such an
attractive young old maid like Miss
Emma is an old maid? What's the
matter with all you eligible young
men of Gulf county? With her a
home demonstration agent, you're
sure to get a superb cook.
Anyway, this Texas Old Maids'
Day was the brainchild of Dorothy
Babb, Latin teacher at North Texas
State College. Seems she got to
thinking about the unfairness of an
old maid's life.
Old maids, she said, spend a lot
of money buying wedding presents
and shower gifts. When their mar-
ried friends have babies, the baby-
less old maids come through with
rattles, infant clothing, etc. Then
come the wedding anniversaries.
She sat down and did some pen-
cilwork, with the result that she es-
timated that in 25 years she had
spent $1500 on gifts for others. ...
And there was born the idea.
The Denton Old Maids' Day will
include a free movie, a tea, cor-
sages and presents from local flor-
ists and merchants and a special
stage show. Plans, of course,
are in the hands of a committee
made up of married folks.
Yep, it would be a nice gesture if
the St. Joe Retail Merchants' As-
sociation, from whom our local old
maids buy all those presents for
-babies, weddings and anniversaries,
not to mention birthdays, threw
some sort of whing-ding for our lo-
cal unmarried lassies.
We think Miss Emma really has
County Schols P. G. Hart Honored By
Op s. St. Joe Kiwanis Club
Open for Busmess
Commented for Action In Rescuci-
Om AuII e l '7*L tating Drwoned Girl; Club Seek-
On Aug t 2 h II ing To Promote Training
Teachers Report Next Friday At the regular meeting of the St.
Joe Kiwanis Club held Wednesday
for Two Weeks' Course noon at Hotel St. Joe, Parker G.
of Pre-Planning Hart of Beacon Hill was accorded
signal honor when the organization
commended him for his quick ac-
We'll bet when the kids read the tion in saving e life of Patricia
above head they almost jumped out appearances
of their boots and turned a startled ws ded fro rowiing.
was dead from drowining.
look at the calendar to count up The club, at the same time, de-
the few remaniing days of freedom
the few remaniing days of freedom cided to take some sort of action to
from reading writing' and arithmeticc promote first aid training of some
left to them before the mythical
left to them before the mythical sort for the citizens of this section,
school bell rings and they troop in order that individuals might be
back to the classrooms, ready to render assistance under
Superintendent Tow Owens is au- sila circumstances.
thority for the announcement that commendation presented to
the schools of Gulf county will open Mr. Hart follows:
on Monday, August 27 for the fall- HEREAS, The Port St. Joe Ki-
term. Details on registration and wanis Club is an organization dedi-
such will be forthcoming from his cated to the highest principles of
office within the next 10 days and citizenship, recognizing the ever-
will appear in The Star for the edi- present need for individual and col-
lective service to our community;
fiction of both students and par- and,
ents. WHEREAS, Each member of the
Teachers will report August 13 Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club has
to begin a two-weeks' course of pledged himself to recognize as
well as to render that service; and,
pre-planning, the first three days WHEREAS, On July 18th, 1951,
of which will -be county-wide, with Parker G. Hart, who resides at Bea-
the teachers meeting at Wewahit- con Hill, did go to the aid of little
chkla. During one day of this ses- Patricia Griner who had, to all ap-
pearances, drowned while playing
sion at the county seat, a represen- in the waters of the Gulf at Beacon
tative of the Florida Education As- (Continued on Page 2)
sociation will be present to explain ___
what it means to the teachers to
become members of the association. Sgt. Herring Returns
At the conclusion of this three- :From Korean Service
day meeting, the teachers will re-
turn to their individual schools to Sgt. James 0. Herring hit Port
work on plans for their particular St. Joe this week after doing an
house of learning, eight-month stretch in Korea, ar-
riving in the States Wednesday of
BUTLER IS BEING HELD ON last week from Kempo Airstrip.
CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE Sgt. Herring, a member of HQ
Charles Butler, being held in the Battery, 39th Field Artillery Bat-
county jail in connection with the talion, 3rd Division, served as an
disappearance of the car of R. D. artillery forward observer, and his
Prows, is being held on circumstan- division had the largest percentage
tial evidence, states County Attor- of front line duty of any division in
ney Cecil Costin Jr. the Korean area. His outfit had the
It was stated last week in The honor (if it can be called that) of.
Star that Butler had taken the car holding the beach head for the
when in reality the story was in- evacuation of the 10th Corps at
tended to read "alleged to have Hungnam. They also supported the
taken the car of R. D. Prows." Gloucester Regiment when it was
--- cut off on the Imgim River.
Return From Visit In Mobile After a 21-day furlouh, Sgt. and
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil G. Costin re- Mrs. Herring (nee Onnie LeHardy)
turned Tuesday from Mobile, Ala., will leave for Fort Ord, Calif., near
where they visited for several days Monterey, where he will enter pre-
with Mr. and Mrs. Bill Carr. paratory school for officers.
WHY NOT AN OLD MAIDS' DAY IN ST.
JOE, QUERIES EMMA
Explains Duties of
B.B. Scisson Holds Down Two
Jobs In Gulf County
In Gulf county, as in other coun-
ties of Florida, the supervisor of
instruction has become part and
parcel of the schools' expanded
educational effort. County Super-
intendent Tom Owens explains
the job of the school supervisor
in the following article. B. B.
Scisson is Gulf county's super-
visor, and in addition is supervis.
ing principal of the Port St. Joe
schools. Gulf county was the first
county in the state to combine
the two jobs, being able to do so
under a new state-wide school
Supervisors of instruction were
made a part of a vastly expanded
school program by the legislature
in 1945. It was thought by the wise
men of our state that if additional
money was to be spent for educa-
tion, that some key person such as
a supervisor of instruction, should
be made available.
Their wisdom has been justified
many times over by the results ob-
tained. Various testing programs
to discover weaknesses of a stu-
dent's knowledge, together with
remedial measures to correct-them,
have been made p.9ssible by adding
this personnel, These are only two
of the many services made avail-
able. A more detailed list of a su-
pervisor's duties follow:
He assists in securing materials
of instruction. Confers with. the
teacher concerning improvement of
teaching techniques. Helps develop
better working relationships.
Assists in developing and recom-
mending county policies. Assists in
planning a total education program
for the county. Acquaints new teach-
ers with county policies. Works
with teacher groups and commit-
tees in developing programs of
work. Assists in co-ordinating the
county's educational program with
the state school program.
Observes procedures of teaching
and suggests ways to improve the
work. Assists in planning daily
schedules of work. Acquaints teach-
ers with good practice and new
teaching trends observed elsewhere,
Assists in administering and in-
terpreting standardized tests. As-
sists in planning for homeroom
programs and other phases of pupil
guidance. Helps in preparing for
school evaluation and accreditation,
He advises with teachers about
teacher retirement plans. Assists
teachers in problems of certifica-
tion (extension or higher rank).
Helps in planning the summer pro-
gram. Advises with principals on
recent findings and new trends in
Assists principals in filling va-
cancies. Brings teacher problems to
(Continued on page 3)
Joe Sharit Honored
By A. N. Employes
J. L. Sharit, superintendent of
the Apalachicola Northern Rail-
road Company, was honored Wed-
nesday when employes of the rail-
road presented him with a one-carat
diamond ring in recognition of his
35 year's service with the company.
The presentation was made by
Ben Williams, on behalf of his fel-
low-workers, at the annual fish fry
held near Apalachicola.
THE STR POR ST OGL ONY LRIAFIAAGS ,1
BAPTIST W. M. U. MEETS FOR
FIFTH MONDAY PROGRAM
The Woman's Missionary Union
of the Baptist Church met at the
church Monday afternoon for the
fifth Monday stewardship program
with the president, Mrs. E. C. Ca-
The meeting was opened with the
year song, "Jesus Calls Us," fol-
lowed with prayer by Mrs. E. B.
Dendy. The meeting was then
turned over to the program chair-
man, Mrs. Homer Lovett, who read
the scripture from Psalms and
opened the program with prayer,
-afterward teaching the first chap-
ter of the stewardship book, "Part-
nership With Christ," which was
most interesting and inspiring. The
meeting was closed with prayer by
Mrs. J. O. Baggett.
G. A. GIRLS ATTENDING
BAPTIST SUMMER CAMP
Mrs. E. R. DuBose, counselor for
the Girls' Auxiliary of the Baptist
W. M. U., accompanied by 22 girls,
left Monday morning for the Girls'
Auxiliary camp being held all this
week at the Baptist Assembly
grounds near Panama City.
Girls attending the camp are Bar-
bara Sykes, Martha Ray, Marjorie
Rogers, Ann Montgomery, Phyllis
Lewis, Gail Batenan, Patsy Daniel,
Delores Chism, Peggy Scott, Elaine
Musselwhite, Judy Poitevint, Celia
Tomlinson, Ann Kay, Barbara In-
gram, Rose Mary Tomlinson, Patty
Ingram, Linda Richardson, Barbara
Ann Williams, Faye Parker, Mari-
etta Chafin, Frances Jones and one
G. A. member from the Kenney Mill
.- t .,
Mr." and Mrs. John H. Pope of
White City announce the marriage
of their daughter, Ella Virginia, to
Pfc. James E. Sheffield on Thurs-
day, July 19. Pfc. Sheffield, a for-
mer resident of 'Sheffield, Ala, is
now stationed in the Panama Canal
ROTARY CLUB COMMENDS
(Continued from page 1)
tional capital outlay in excess of
twenty million dollars, which said
expansion program will result in
increased employment and popula-
tion of the said city and county to
-the further well-being and benefit
of the citizens thereof; and,
WHEREAS, The St. Joe Paper
Company, by and through its offi-
cials, has always been ready and
willing to assist any civic club or
organization in any project, the pur-
pose of which was to further the
progress of the city of Port St. Joe
and Gulf county, Florida, and has
rendered valuable service to said
clubs and to the community;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RE-
,SOLVED by the members of the
Rotary Club of Port St. Joe, that
the Rotary Club does acknowledge
and express its appreciation for th'e
confidence the St. Joe Paper Com-
pany has in the future of Port St.
Joe and Gulf county, Florida, and
does further acknowledge and ex-
press its appreciation to the said
iSt. Joe Paper Company for the aid
and assistance it has given the Ro-
tary Club in its projects executed
for the progress and benefit of the
citizens of Port St. Joe and Gulf
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,
That a copy of this resolution .be
delivered to Mr. Harry H. Saun-
ders, production manager of the St.
Joe Paper Company, and a copy
be delivered to The Star for publi-
Adopted this 19th day of July,
A. D. 1951.
JOSEPH A. MIRA,
S. H. JAMMES, Secretary.
Announce Arrival of A Daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Trawick of
Tallahassee are announcing the ar-
rival of a daughter, Julia Ann, on
July 18. Mrs. Trawick will be re-
membered as Miss Florence Hall,
formerly of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Floyd of this
city announce the birth of a daugh-
ter, Ima Jean, on Saturday, July 28.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Thorne of
Millville, Fla., announce the birth
of a daughter, Linda Teresa, on
Sunday, July 29.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McLeod (nee
Jimmy Palmer) of this city are the
proud parents of a son, born Tues-
day, July 31. The young man has
been named Joseph Earl, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Wil-
liams of this city announce the ar-
rival of a daughter, Juawana Gale,
on Tuesday, July 31.
(All births occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital.)
WHITE CITY BIBLE SCHOOL
WILL CLOSE THIS EVENING
Beginning :Monday, July, 30, at
9:30 a. m. and continuing until noon
each day for five days, some 44
children have met to study the
Bible in the community hall at
White City, with Rev. and Mrs. S.
J. Allen, Mrs. J. C. Price, Dorothy,
Becky and Mary Allen acting as
the teachers. The school will close
"Friday night is demonstration
night," says Rev. Allen. "It is sur-
prising what can be learned in one
week. We urge everyone to come
out this last night of the school and
see if you do not agree."
P. G. HART HONORED
S(Continued from page 1)
Hill, and would have lost iher life,
and did apply artificial respiration
to the child and thereby caused the
child to be revided and restored to
WHEREAS, -Mr. Hart, by his
deed,,did display great presence of
mind, resourcefulness, skill and per-
severance, and exemplified the high-
est degree of human devotion and
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED,
That the Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club
does honor and highly commend
Mr. Hart for his act and does recog-
nize it as a challenge to our organi-
zation to find ways and means of
promoting the training of the citi-
zens of Port St. Joe that we may
be ready to render material aid to
our fellow man whenever and wher-
ever the occasion demands.
Adopted this 1st day of August,
A. D. 1951.
B. H. DICKENS, President.
H. M. SOLOMON, Secretary.
G. F. LAWRENCE. for the
Board of Directors.
Will Continue Kindergarten
Mrs. Walter Johnson and Mrs.
Glenn Grimsley have taken over
Mrs. J. S. LeHardy's kindergarten
and it will open August 27 at the
home of Mrs. Johnson on 6th Street.
Return To Mobile After Visit
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Arline re-
turned to their home in Mobile,
Ala., last Friday after a week's
visit here with Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
CARD OF THANKS
May we take this means to ex-
press our thanks and appreciation
to our many friends, and especially
the doctors, and nurses at the local
hospital, for the many kindnesses
shown us during the illness and
death of our loved one, Mrs. J. M.
J. M. Petty.
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Petty.
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE O. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
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PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB
(Ed Note: Since our Garden Club
reporter has failed to turn in copy
for this column for two weeks, it
apparently is up to your over-
worked and underpaid editor to
keep up the good work, which we
do, as follows:)
Gardens can't grow without wa-
ter, as any fool probably knows.
When dry weather is accompanied
by high temperatures, as has been
the case here in St. Joe recently,
careful watering practice may save
you a heap of trouble, and loss.
First, the quantity of water is im-
portant. Gardens can sop up at least
an inch of water each week, and if
it isn't furnished by old Jupiter
Pluvius, you've got to spread it on
yourself via a hose. And don't apply
it with a spray gun in daily shallow
doses, according to Green Thumb
Smith, but soak the ground about
six inches deep at each application.
Best time to water is early in
the morning, but if you're lazy and
a sleepy-head, next best time is dur-
ing the day when the sun is shin-
ing, and the least favorable time is
in the evening. If you simply HAVE
to water during the evening, don't
wet the leaves of the plants, since
they will remain damp all night,
and this will encourage moulds and
fungi. If you do wet the leaves, take
a blotter and tenderly sop up each
Now as to lawns, of which we are
just out of and therefore should
know a lot about 'em, they should
be watered in the morning, or while
the sun is shining, and never, pos-
itively never, sprinkled with a hand
nozzle! Reason? You get doggone
tired holding the hose before the
lawn gets enough water. Put out a
sprinkler and let it stay in one
place long enough to wet the soil
several inches deep.
As for vegetable gardens '(of
which we are also just out of) it's
especially:'important not to wet the
leaves of lettuce and other leafy
crops. It's better to keep water off
all vegetable leaves, except when
the sun will dry them quickly (of
course, our blotter technique could
also be used here). Best method is
to get one of those canvas thing-
umbobs which leaks and serves the
purpose of an irrigation ditch. If
possible, get one the exact length
of your garden row, so it can be
histed to another spot when one
area has been thoroughly soaked.
For bushy flowers, there are spe-
cial tubes and nozzles which spread
the water near the roots without
wetting the leaves.
While leaves should not be al-
lowed to remain damp long, most
plants enjoy a morning shower bath
on a day when they will dry quickly
(naturally, one must provide a
rough towel to each plant for a
brisk rubdown after the shower).
Evergreens need frequent washing
(be sure to get that dirt behind the
ears), and this discourages insects,
red spider in particular.
And don't forget those evergreens
and shrubs in your watering sched-
ule. Newly-planted specimens need
regular watering during their first
year, when their root systems are
limited and must get food and water
for the plant within a small area
(any good prepared baby food is
excellent for these youngsters).
Young plants which succumb dur-
ing their first year usually suffer
from insufficient water.
And there, folks is our gar-
den column for today. You didn't
know the old maestro had it in him,
Dr. Charles Reicherter
O PT M ETRIST
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CLOSED WEDNESDAY AFTERNDONS
A Martin Theatre
`" Port St. Joe, Fla.
"DEDICATED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE"
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
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gardening just ain't bin writ. Mr. and Mrs. William Trawick
returned to Montgomery, Ala., Sun-
Marriage is a wonderful institu- day after several days' visit here
tion until it reaches the divorce with Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Roberts
courts, and other relatives and friends.
You've Been Watching This Space for Two Weeks!
THIS I S IT!!S
"For Those Who Care"
ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF
THEIR ST. JOE BRANCH OFFICE
in the Bus Station, Mrs. G. H. Henley, Agent
Specializing in hand-finished ladies' garments,
pleating, alterations, and dye work.
-rHE STAR. PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 195V!
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AND SUNDAY SERVICES
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SERVICES AT WHITE CITY
Rev. S. J. Allen will conduct ser-
vices at the White City community
house at 8 p. m. Sunday.
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
Rev. S. J. Allen, Pastor
10:15 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.--Morning worship.
6:00 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
Wednesday: 7:00 p. m.-Choir
practice. 8:00 p. m.-Bible study
Everyone is cordially invited to
attend these services.
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
W. J. Lindsey, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:30 p. m.-Youth Fellowship.
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
6:45 p. m.-Training Union.
8:00 p. m.-Evening worship.
Prayer service Wednesday *at 8
ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The week of the Eleventh Sunday
after Trinity-August 5, 1951.
7:30 a. m.-Family prayer and
9:45 a. m. (new time)-Sunday
school and young people's confirma-
tioh class. I ,! .
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer and
Wednesday, 7:30 p. m.-Choir
Thursday, 7:30 p. m.--Adult's
confirmation class at the rectory.
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fr. Robert O'Sullivan, Priest
Mass the first Sunday of each
month at 8 a. m. Other Sundays at
10:30 a. m.
(Continued from page 1)
the attention of the principal and
the county superintendent. Requisi-
tions and plans for efficient use of
state textbooks. Organizes county
professional library and materials
bureau, acquaints teachers with the
services offered, and gets needed
materials out to the schools in the
Wqrks closely with the state de
apartment of education and with the
colleges and universities.
Represents the county at state and
regional educational conferences
and brings ba'ck new ideas and ma-
terials for the improvement of our
local schools. Assists in developing
local public, relations.programs.
Serves as friend and resource per-
son to the teacher.
In other words, Mr. Scisson
would seem to be quite a busy man
serving in his double capacity .of
county supervisor of instruction and
supervising principal of our' local
Wewahitchka Man Dies
Trying To Swim River
D. W. Dean of Wewahitchka was
drowned Saturday when he endea-
vored to swim the Chipola River to
get a boat on the opposite bank.
Dean and a companion, it is un-
derstood, had been ferried to an is-
land by another man who then took
the boat back across the river and
was to return later and pick up the
two fishermen. Dean apparently be-
came impatient and decided to swim
the river and bring back the boat
for his companion.
His body was found caught on a
snag about 15 minutes after he went
down, and although artificial res-
piration and oxygen were adminis-
tered, he failed to revive.
The drowned man was an em-
ploye of the St. Joe Paper Company
and was about 50 years of age.
PLANNING ANNUAL PICNIC
The Senior Home Demonstration
Council of Gulf county has com-
pleted plans for its annual "family
picnic," which is to be held at Mex-
ico Beach today.
All club members, their families
and friends are invited to attend.
Those wishing to go swimming may
go earlier in the afternoon.
A picnic supper will be spread
at 6:30 CST and some games are
being planned, says Emma Steven-
son, home demonstration agent.
For First Class
bring your watch to the G. M.
Bishop Jewelry Store. All work
guaranteed. If you break your
glasses, bring them in, we re-
place broken lenses, bows, etc.
G. M. BISHOP, Jeweler
Opposite Port Theater
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
: Electrical Contracting *
: and Repairing
SEstimates Cheerfully *
: ST. JOE ELECTRIC
* Opposite Port Theater *
P L U MBNG
At Reasonable 'Rates
T. '0. POETEVINT
Come in for a Grae of Pool and a Glass of .
SYou Still Have More Then Two Months To Wear Summer Clothes!!
We've Assembled A Group of Unbelievable Values for These
Ci AN- THUSRSDY
We're Cleaning Up and Clearing Out for Fall Merchandise!
This Beat's Anything We've Seen! More Than 100 in This Unbeatable Value Group!
COOL SUMMER FROCKS
VALUES UP TO $8.95 One Drastict Clean-up Price!
Picolays, Ginghams, Bembergs, Colorful Prints and Solids. Juniors, Missy and Half
Sizes dresses you can wear for months and months! You'll buy several if you'll hurry
down to Boyles right now!
BE SURE TO READ THIS!
1 Group of Better Dresses Priced up to $19.50 --__ NOW V2 PRICE!
Doris Dodsons, June Pattons, Peg Palmers and other well known names. A Steal!
Cotton and Rayon Gowns
3 Pairs $1.00
FINE QUALITY TAILORED
RAYON CREPE SLIPS
You'll have to see to really believe these
HERE'S A DOUBLE VALUE GROUP!
Cotton Skirts, Denim Shorts, Cotton and.
Rayon Blouses formerly priced up to $2.95.
Most all sizes in a goo0 assortment of colors.
It's ANOTHER steal! :'
for Men and Boys
1 Group SUMMER SUITS--
Formerly priced up
up to $29.50
1 Group Men's SPORT SHIRTS--
Full cut, 1
BOYS' SWIM TRUNKS--
Values up to $1
$2.95, NOW BI
Boy's Panel Ribbed$9
TEE SHIRTS HATS -2 P1I6
All Men's STRAW HATS PRICE
1 CLEAN-UP GROUP
Sandals for children, misses and women
... styles you can wear for months.
ALMOST A GIVE-AWAY!
Fall Merchandise Is Arriving Daily .. A Small Deposit
Will Hold Your Selection.... Be Smart... Get First Choice
Trade At Boyles
$~ $ $ $
Phone 114 Port St. Joe, Florida
IcE DRAFT BEER CNOW
CO LD D R BE TAP
ST. JOE BAR AND BILLIARDS
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Also Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Floor Man, Columnist,
Reporter, Proof Reader and Bookkeeper
Entered as s-cond-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
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tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable lor
damages further than amount received, for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
WHAT'S THE WAY TO FOIL A CHIGGER?
(Reprinted from the Louisville Courier-Journal)
We settled back with a certain eagerness to
await the replies of friendly readers to the plea
of the unfortunate man who was being devoured
by chiggers.' We, too (as who in this area has
not?) have known bouts of misery and frustra-
tion occasioned by these evil mites. We, too,
have wondered frequently why on earth science,
which can send expeditions to study the thought
processes of octopi, could not send one to chart
and defeat the malignancy of the chigger.
But alas, the remedies now arriving seem to
be more in the nature of desperate pallatives
than cool-headed preventive. All they tell you
is what to do after the creatures have sneaked
upon their victims and the torture has begun.
Furthermore, the remedies are only about one
degree less unattractive than the chiggers. Who
could endure himself for very long plastered
with coal oil, bacon grease and salt? What norm-
ally civilized community would tolerate him,
broiling under a July sun and reeking of his
We can't believe that this is all you do about
chiggers. There must be, in this land of .picnick-
ers, garden lovers'and campers, some sagacious
souls who avert the fate, of chigger-bites. What
do they use? What is their cherished secret?
We're convinced there is one. We have never yet
been in a company of those for whom all out-
doors is ruined by these pests, without encoun-
tering one smug individual who announces,
"Well, they never 'bother me!" Well, if they
don't, why don't they?
We urge our friendly contributors who know
so well what to rub on when the damage is done
to go a step farther and tell us what to do be-
forehand. What magic words, what potent
powder, aside from the bean dust one reader
recommends, will keep us victims from being
bitten, and from all the vain anointings with
bacon grease and nail polish afterwards?
TEN YEARS AGO
Prom the Files of The Star
Seventeen To Leave for Blanding
Seventeen young men are sched-
ulded to report at Camp Blanding
on Wednesday, August 6, as selec-
tees from Gulf county, being Roy E.
Taylor, Richard Mahon, Charles W.
,Sheppard, Willie L. Tharpe, John
P. Burnham, Joseph D. Sherrer,-
Flemon S. Harris, William O. Har-
relson, Emory L. Robertson, Wil-
liam B. Jordan, James W. Burns,
Travis W. Davis Jr., Monroe C. Dun-
can, Harley A. Richards, Thomas
M. Glisson, Alto Williams and Jeff
Dr. Ward Has Back Broken
Dr. A. L. Ward is'confined' to a
hospital in St. Augustine with a
broken back suffered Monday night
when the car in which he and
Georgp Tapper were riding was
struck by another machine and
overturned. They had been in the
Ancient City to attend a district
meeting of Rotary International.
Lenohr Brown, a patient at the
Warm Springs, Ga., sanatorium, ar-
rived home Friday
weeks with her
Mrs. Charles Brov
Governor and M
land of Tallahass
city Monday after
Mrs. Joe Mira i
lores returned ho
New York, where
relatives for two
Mrs. E. D. Mouch
to her home in.B
after visiting here
with her son-in-la
Mr. and Mrs. Mile
According to an
gust issue of Spo
zine, by B.. W. Ca
beneficial hawk h
many predatory 1
on, scot free, me
man shooting the
what he was shoo
hawks enjoy among
species is not bas
folklore, but on
ible evidence gain
ing the contents
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UDO FISHER V A1NLD UUIN I 1 rio1n1RO
In looking over our exchanges and remember- STARDUST and
ing back over the years, we discover that there
are apparently just two types of country editors ] MOONSHINE
in this section of Florida those who fish and -
those who apparently don't fish. Earl Sellers, "sometimes referred
The do fish contingent, which includes the ed- to (in whispers) as the office in-
itor of The Star, go fishing and then come back sect," as he puts it in his "Brain-
.- less Babble" column in the Wash-
and tell about it through their papers, regard- less Babble" column in the Wash-
ington County News at Chipley, re-
less of whether or not they caught any fish. cently had his picture placed in the
The don't fishers just don't have anything to heading of his column. .... Having
write about period, known Earl since 1934, we were
Take Joe Malpas, publisher of the Wakulla horribly shocked at his aged look
and the wrinkles in what we re-
County News over there at Crawfordville, his membered as an unlined, boyish
paper is practically filled with fish stories almost face. Commiserating with him
to the exclusion of any other news and his in his apparently declining years
editorial column, nine issues out of ten, is ALL and possibly approaching senility,
about fishing. we wrote him a nice, encouraging,
and what we thought to be, helpful
Earl Sellers, ostensibly publisher of the Wash- letter to cheer him up, incidentally
ington County News at Chipley (his son keeps telling him of our retreat, Stardust
food in the old man's larder), fishes at least three Lodge, up on the Dead Lakes, and
and a half days a week more if possible andhow we could sit out onour 92-foot
wharf in an easy chair and drag in
does he reel off the fish tales! the bream and bass The rat
the bream and bass. The rat
And, of course, here in Gulf county, we have used it in his column with com-
C. F. Hanlon of the Gulf County Breeze at We- ments (probably was unable to get
wahitchka, and yours truly of The Star, both of a decent thought on any sensible
whom would rather fish than work (and gener- subject, since he has a terri le af-
fliction-fishitis-being unable to
ally do) and then tell their readers about it. do anything but think, talk and
Now, among the don't fishers we have Alvin write about fishing) as follows, in
Weaver of the Bristol Free Press and Wallace part:
Finlay of the Blountstown Record, both ideally "We received a letter from an old
situated in ideal fishing territory. And do we friend down in Port St. Joe, W. S.
ever read a good fish story appertaining to their (Smitty) Smith, who does a lot of
fishing and runs the St. Joe Star
piscatorial activities? We do not! And that is on the side, so to speak. 'Course,
also true of N. DeVane Williams of the Holmes we said we liked his letter, but we
County Advertiser at Bonifay, and Mrs. J. W. say that with certain reservations.
Griffin of the DeFuniak Springs Breeze, although "Smitty said that it had been a
we won't press the charge against the latter, since long time since he'd seen us 'face
to face'-and that the last time he
she s a lady. saw us we were a young sprout like
Now to compare the quality, of the various he was-and added that 'with those
publications. A close check reveals that the rags horn-rimmed cheaters on, you really
put out by the do fishers are all of excellent look your 67 years, more or less-
quality, well edited, newsy, full of advertising probably more .
"We resent that. Why, the Little
and beautiful typographically. The papers of the Woman (bless her) says we don't
don't fishers well, we don't want to stick our look a day over 60 in that distin-
neck out, so we won't say it. guished-looking photo!
This would seem to indicate that the editors : "But -Smitty's a-good scout. He
who seek relaxation in the gentle art of worm- didn't mean to offend us-much.
dunkinghave more wi and wigor to get things Fact is, he gets carried away with
dunking have more im and wigor to get thinghis figures, and usually before he
done, have a more rollicking outlook on life, and knows it, he's playing around with
generally, from their writings, don't give a hoot figures tall as a high hat on Harry
and a holler about things that worry and depress Truman. Take that 'retreat' he built
the don't fishers, himself 'up on the Dead Lakes,'
e don't which 'he says set him back $10,-
We don't know whether or not we have proved 894.57. 'Course, the price included
anything, but this effusion has aided tremen- the 92-foot wharf in front of the
dously in filling up our editorial column. place where he could 'walk down
and catch a fish right in the front
yard,' and stuff like that. Now
The world has found a way to avoid that long that's what we mean. He put that
hill climb. The alternate route is over the war- figure 10 in front to give the total
path to the poorhouse. a substantial footing, and all that
sort of thing.
S"But, be that as it may, we think
Hint to women who are contemplating don- we'd like to have a retreat like that
ning slacks this summer: Let your chassis be too, with or without the figure 10,
your guide. but with the 92-foot wharf."
See what we mean? All Earl can
Sto spend several oughly destructive, and others eat think about is that 92-foot wharf
parents, Mr. and' some birds but more bugs and mice from which to dunk a worm. ...
wn. and gophers, so that, in the over- And, incidentally, he's right to a
rs. Spessard Hol- all, they are more of a benefit than certain extent about our exaggerat-
ee visited in this a detriment. ing the cost of our "retreat" ... we
noon. We should know our hawks so we overestimated the cost by that 57
and daughter De- won't shoot our friends and let our
me Sunday from enemies gb.
they had visited
months. Iowa stands first in egg produc-.
tion in the United States.
lette has returned
lirmingham, Ala., Smo
Sfor three weeks mokey S y: COpyright
,w and daughter,
Is Hurlbut. MWING A INMPRE Syndicate
S- 0 A yndica.te
'HING To 0 o IscaApe
AT HAWK M EARTH AROUND oT! Available from Comme
article in the Au-
mrts Afield maga- d
Lrtwright, many a
as ben'.Aho lt and :
iirds .have' flown
rely because the
gun didn't know
ig students of the
ed on hearsay or
aed from examin-
of hundreds of
Some hawks are
others are thor-
ercial News Providers"
No fire is safe in the woods-
Now, since Earl has spread out
our letter for the world to see, we
shall herewith select choice por-
tions of his personal reply to our
epistle (with which he enclosed a
photo of himself holding up a string
of beautiful brim that stretched out
further than his 4 feet 8 inches):
.. You need glasses. The only
reason I don't claim to be 39 is be-
cause Jack Benny beat me to think-
ing of it. I therefore am but 41-as
you can see by the enclosed pic-
ture. The only reason I am send-
ing along a picture of me holding a
string of fish is because I didn't
have one handy not holding a string
of fish. The only reason the picture
had to 'be so large was to get all
the fish in it. And since we are on
the subject-can you sit on your
(?) on your 92-foot wharf and catch
fish like those pictured?"
See, just as we told you, Earl has
"fishitis" real bad!
"I enjoyed your letter, and ap-
preciate the nice things said about
the Washington County News. My
son Jimmie deserves about 97%%4
of the credit. I fish Monday, Tues-
day, Wednesday afternoon and
Saturday (if he will let me), to say
nothing of Sunday when I can get
the Little Woman to let me.go on
Sunday. Usually have to take her
along to get her to let me go on
More "fishitis," as you will note
-and he's exposing his poor little
wife to it, too!
The wife and I got those
in the photo-and since somebody
had to take the picture, I let- her
have that honor. The string was
too heavy for her to hold up, any-
Probably his wife caught all the
fish and this selfish brute wouldn't
even let her have her picture taken
with the string. ... Bet the only
reason he takes her along with him
on his fishing binges is for the sole
purpose of rowing the boat.
Anyway, it sure was a nice string
of fish, and any of our readers who
desire to take a gander at it-and.'
it is worth wandering at-may see
it at The Star office by appoint-
Had a number of other important
matters to discuss this week, but
find I've used more than the al-
lotted space in putting Earl in his
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1951
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1951 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE FIVE
Changes Made In
Robert Bellows, Board Mem-
ber, Says 'Teeth' Have
Been Put In Law
The last legislature passed a new
welfare act revising some of the
provisions under which the welfare
boards have been operating since
1937. The name of the agency was
changed on July 1 to the state de-
partment of public welfare, and the
term "welfare boards" now includes
the 193 persons on district boards
and the seven on the state board.
Under the new law each county
has a minimum of two representa-
tives on the district boards, with
additional members appointed in
proportion to the population of the
county. Gulf county will have two
members, and Robert Bellows of
this city is the only member at
Some of the changes which affect
the public welfare program were
discussed at the July board meet-
ing, said Bellows. The changes and
reduced appropriations will affect
the program to a marked degree,
particularly in the aid to dependent
In Gulf county for July there was
one old age assistance case closed
and three approved, while there
were four aid to dependent chil-
dren cases closed and only three
Another provision affecting the
aid to dependent children program,
said Bellows, has to do with the
mental and physical disability of
the parent and requires a medical
examination and certificate from a
physician stating that the parent is
Still another provision places a
greater responsibility on the per-
son directly liable for the children's
support. The responsible adult mak-
ing the application for this assist-
ance must first begin action 'n the
proper court for the support 6f the
Under the revised 1951 state wel-
fare act, obtaining welfare fraudu-
lently becomes a misdemeanor and
upon conviction guilty persons will
be subject to fine, imprisonment, or
both. Obtaining assistance fraudu-
lently has always been considered a
misdemeanor by the agency, but
now it is punishable by law, said
This "fraud clause" in the new
Slaw applies not only to persons ap-
plying for or receiving assistance,
but also refers to anyone "aiding or
abetting" people in obtaining or
attempting to obtain assistance
falsely. The clause goes further and
includes .t hat anyone connected
with the welfare department, whe-
ther board member or emiploye,
who knows of an act of this kind,
must make a report on it in writ-
ing to the department with com-
Any person applying for assist-
ance .or receiving it is expected to
give a full account of his resources
and income and to report any
change in, his circumstances to the
Fire Does Minor Damage
At Home In Oak Grove
The' fire department was called
out about 8': 30 Sunday, night to ex-
tinguish an overstuffed chair at the
home of Dan Creamer in Oak Grove.
Seems there was no one home at
the. Creamer residence -when neigh-
bors noticed smoke in the living
room. Upon investigation they dis-
covered an overstuffed chair blaz-
ing merrily. The chair was carried
into the yard, where it continued
Fire Chief Durel Brigman stated
that about $250 in damage resulted,
mostly from smoke and loss of the
chair. He said the fire probably re-
sulted from a sigaret.
Advertising doesn't coat, it PAYS!
HIGHLAND VIEW NEWS
By MARJORIE ROGERS
Mrs. A. B. Rhames honored her
daughter July 24 on her sixth birth-
day. Ten small guests enjoyed the
party and all report a wonderful
Barbara Williams, Martha Ray
and Marjorie Rogers are attending
the Girls' Auxiliary camp at the
Baptist Assembly grounds at Pan-
ama City this week.
Mrs. Goldie Marshall and son
Jerry of Caryrille are visiting here
with her sister, 'Mrs. Lawton Echols.
Miss Annette Parker has returned
to the school of nursing at St. Mar-
garet's Hospital, Montgomery, Ala.,
after spending three weeks with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. G.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hellinger of
Wichita Falls, Texas, were guests
last week of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Can-
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Kelly and
daughter of Florala, Ala., are vis-
iting with Mrs. Kelly's sister and
family, Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Burke.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Watts Jr., of
Chattanooga, Tenn., spent the week-
end with Mr. and Mrs. Lee Watts.
We welcome the new pastor of
the Assembly of God Church to our
community, Rev. Charles Raley and
wife from Geneva, Ala.
Pvt. 'Carl Lee Williamson from
Fort Jackson, S. C., is visiting with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Wil-
James Johnson of Jacksonville is
visiting his grandmother, Mrs. An-
Mr. and Mrs. Toby Parish spent
Sunday io Bristol with the latter's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Rhames.
The Monroe Doctrine was an-
nounced in President James Mon-
roe's message to Congress on De-
cember 2, 1823.
How much should
The average baby weighs about
7 pounds at birth and doubles
Shis weight in 5 months. But that
doesn't mean anything is wrong
with your baby if he departs
from average figures. Babies are
people and people come in al
sizes. Rely on your doctor, not
your neighbor, for advice. .. and
rely on us when he tells you to;
use dextrin-and maltose prepare.
.tions, powdered while milk, fish.
oile or vitamin concentrates.
,For professional knowledge
-Try the drug store first
for baby needs.
We Fill Any Doctor's Prescription
PORT ST. JOE
PORT ST. JOE
S rt St JoeP F da
Port St. Joe, Florida
THREE DAYS ONLY THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY
DOORS OPEN AT 8:00 A. M. DURING SALE
ALL SUMMER DRESSES
$19.95 DRESSES Now-- --$10.00
$16.50 DRESSES Now---_$ 8.25
$12.95 DRESSES Now_-----$6.50
$ 9.95 DRESSES Now---- 5.00
ALL OTHERS HALF PRICE
BR A SSIE RES
Strctly Cash! 411 Sales Fin#al
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1951
THE..STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PAG SIX THE STR POR ST JOE GUL CONY FLRD FRDY AUUS % 1951---
Perry Charged With
Federal Government Asserts West-
ern Newspaper Union Stifling
Weekly Paper Competition
The Western Newspaper Union,
one of the enterprises of John H.
Perry, chain newspaper publisher.
owner of the Panama City News-
Herald, the Pensacola Journal and
other daily and weekly papers in
Florida, is one of three defendants
in a federal Sherman Act suit.
The government charges, in copies
filed in district court at Jackson-
ville, that the Perry unit with two
other companies have conspired to
execute unlawful monopolies.
The suit says that half the peo-
ple of the United States reside in
towns of less than 2500 population,
served by some 8000 small newspa-
pers, largely weeklies.
It is these 8000 newspaper owners
that Perry and his cohorts have
been robbing, says the suit, by get-
ting together in a series of acts,
designed to finally: (1) establish
and maintainthemselves; (2) elim-
inate competition; (3) then intro-
duce high and non-competitive
prices for their supplies and ser-
A large number of owners of
weekly papers pay the Western
Newspaper Union for "ready print,"
an already printed insertion for
their papers, two of them, for ex-
ample, being The Times at Apa-
lachicola and The Breeze at Wewa-
hitchka. Western Newspaper Union
sells ads-for these inserts, keeps all
the revenue, then charges the paper
owner for the insert. All it does is
make the country weekly look big-
ger. Western Newspaper Union in
this way gets free advantage of the
paper's circulation for its adver-
tisers and the "sucker" owner pays
for. the privilege of helping the or-
ganization make money.
The alleged trust law violation
commenced in 1938,- charges the
suit. It charges that Perry and the
other two defendants have refused
to sell blank newsprint to some
publishers unless they bought the
printed insert, too.
DEER GOES TO HOSPITAL
SThat big deer killed last week by
Earl Rich using his car as a wea-
pon, has been turned over to the
Port St. Joe Municipal Hospital by
Wildlife Officer Allen LeGrone as
representative of the state game
To Make Home In Maryland
Mr. andMrs. J. S. LeHardy and
daughter left last Saturday to make
their home in Takoma Park, Md.
We regret losing the LeHardy fam-
ily and trust they' will like their
new home. Mrs.. LeHardy stated
she "sure wasn't leaving St. Joe by
choice," as she liked it here very
THE LEADER SHOE
L. J. HERRING, Owner
Port St. Joe
2 TO 9
2 TO 9
We Must Make Room for Our New Fall Merchandise! .Come In and Take
Advantage of the MONEY-SAVING VALUES LISTED BELOW!
ENTIRE STOCK Every Hat and Bag
LADIES' DRESSES In the Store Regardless of Former Price
Half Price NOW $2.00AC
SUM MER ONE SPECIAL RACK MEN'S, WOMEN'S AND
BLOUSES SUMMER DRESSES T-SHIRTS
1/3 OFF! $3.99 EACH '/3 OFF!
GIRL'S AND LADIES' SUMMER SKIRTS
BATHING SUITS SLACKS AND PEDAL PUSHERS
HALF PRICE One-Third Off
ALL CHILDREN'S BOYS' BATHING BOYS' SUMMER MEN'S
SUITS TROUSERS Reg.
DRESSES Reg. 1 Reg. $2.49 NOW $
$2 .9 NOW$3. 898 NOW 2.99 NOW 2.49
1/3 -0 FF! Re- .9 Reg. 1s 9 9 Reg.
$1.98 NOW .&. o $2.98 NOW JB $3.98 NOW 2.99
MEN'S STRAW Men's Summer Suits MEN'S SPORT
GROUP I 50csa. Reg. $24.50 Now $14.95 COATS
GROUP II $1.49 ea. Reg. $32.50 Now $23.95 REG. $22.50
GROUP ni $1.99 ea. Re.' $39.95 Now $29.95 Nw $ 1.25
MEN'S AND BOYS' SPORT SHIRTS MEN'S SUMMER SLACKS
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7HE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1951
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Every Soldier Has
42 Can Openers
Army Goes Hog-Wild Buying
Gadgets, As Well As
By RUSSELL KAY
Forbes Magazine has been dig-
ging around in an effort to discover
how our tax money is being spent
by government bureaucrats to whom
it is turned over. Their findings are
The army, notorious for waste,
seems to have hit an all-time high
on the purchase of can openers.
The army has just purchased 68,-
000,000 can openers for the use of
1,500,000 men. Now, can openers
are nice things to have around and,
as a citizen and taxpayer, I have no
objection to, providing everyone
from the commander in chief on
down to the smallest rear rank
rookie with one at government ex-
pense, but when it comes to bur-
dening every man with 42 can
openers it looks to me like some-
body is being overgenerous, over-
enthusiastic or something.
According to the best available
Information I've 'been able-to get,
Metal is scarce. All over the coun-
try Boy Scouts are urged to sal-
vage all kinds of metal. If the pur-
pose of this drive is to insure an
oversupply of can openers, I'm agin'
Another purchase by the army
that ought to cause the average tax-
payer to raise his eyebrows was
that of over 4,500,000 web belts-
three for every man in the service
-and only one belt is issued each
year. Now, I'd be the last guy in
the world to leave the army with
its pants down, but since the army
wears only one pair of pants at a
time and belts are interchangeable,
it looks like three belts per man
A~hother tricky piece of govern-
ment slapstick was the recent sale
of 550,000,000 pounds of butter to
Italy at 15c a pound by the U. S.
Department of Agriculture (Ameri-
can: taxpayers pay around 75c per
pound) at the same time that the
quartermaster corps bought 5,000,-
000 pounds of oleomargarine at cur-
rent market price. It looks like the
quartermaster ought to check with
the secretary of agriculture or
somebody and find out what Uncle
Sam has on his pantry shelf before
doing any buying. As it stands now,
4the American fighting man eats
oleo on his hardtack while the Ital-
ians enjoy American butter at 15c
a pound. And don't forget,
brother taxpayer, you and I paid
for that butter, and paid a helluva
lot more than 15c a pound.
Oak Grove Red Sox Down
St. Joe White Sox 10 To 4
The Oak Grove Red Sox defeated
the St. Joe White Sox 10 to 4 in
the Peewee League Wednesday of
last week at Centennial Field be-
hind the hurling of Walter Wilder,
southpaw ace, who went the route
for the Reds, giving up but two hits
and whiffing nine.
Bobby Plair pitched one inning
f6r the White Sox, was relieved by
Terry Hinote, who held the mound
for two frames, after which Colon
Tharpe pitched the remainder of
Robert Walters led the Red Sox
batters, having four hits in four
trips to the plate. Jackie Mitchell
and Charles Tharpe were the White
Sox' leading batters, each chalking
up .one bingle.
Games are played each Monday,
Wednesday and Friday afternoon at
Coach Bill Fleming is doing an
excellent job with this junior
league, which is sponsored by the
Rotary Club, and everybody is in-
vited to come out and see our stars
of tomorrow. .
Green peas are 'by far the most'
important single frozen vegetable.
From America's Farmlands Taste Allsweet and Taste the Difference!
No. 2 1 CASE
TOMATOES 2 for 29c R. C. C 0 LAS 79c
MAYONNAISE Pint 39c SYR UP Gallon 99c
GROUND TO ORDER
TOILET TISSUE 3 for 25c 2nd CUP COFFEE 69c
SEMINOLE RINDLESS BREAKFAST
BACON lb. 49c
HHAMlf r We 39
H SLICED FREE m
SWIFT'S GRADED U. S. CHOICE
wwl IlBest Beef
CLUB SE K lb.89
ARMOUR ARMIX ALL-PURPOSE HYDROGENATED
SHORiTE IlJ I1b. 79'
HOMIE-DRESSEI HENS lb. 49c
LARGE EG-- doz. 59c
COOKING APPLES Eb. 10c
FRESH CORN 4 Ears 23c
CROWDER PEAS lb.
LARGE JAR SWIFT'S
1 EACH LARGE
TIDE'- OXYDOL DREFT
3 BARS OF IVORY SOAP
Swift's PR EM
Ready To Serve 49
With That Smoked Flavor
Swift's Premium 55S
Swift's P A R D
Your Best Friend's Friend
2 CANS 31
For A Better Start In Life
For Salads, Bake or Fry
1 LEMONADE, 1 GRAPE
JUICE, 1 GRAPEFRUIT
ALL FOR 47 c
PRICES ARE BORN
N i mw -
CORNER WILLIAMS AVE. AND THIRD STREET
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1951
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PAG EIGHT, THE STR PORTo ST JOE, GUFCUTFOIAFIAAGS ,
WEWAHITCHKA VOTES TO
CHANGE CITY CHARTER
Wewahitchka voters Tuesday ap-
proved a new charter for the county
seat city, similar to that of Port St.
Joe, which provides for a five-man
mayor-commission government to
replace the present mayor-council
system. Vote on the referendum
was 104 for annd 34 against.
Under the new charter, a mayor-
commisisoner will be elected the
first Monday in September for a
three-year term. Under the present
setup, the councilmen elected one
of their number as mayor.
Home From Canal Zone
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fleming Smith,
who have made their home in the
Panama Canal Zone for the past
several years, arrived back in the
States July 7. They have been vis-
iting in Atlanta, Ga., and Headland,
Ala., and are at present visiting
here with Mr. and Mrs. Tiny Jones
and other relatives and friends. Mr.
Smith says they expect to remain
in the U. S. A. for some time.
FOR SALE-1950 Evinrude motor,
33 h.p., six hours running time
since factory overhaul. A bargain!
Henry Geddie, phone 271. 8-10*
FOR SALE-Savage Spin-Dry wash-
ing machine, baby bed and Handy
Hot portable washing machine.
Phone 248 J. 8-3tf
FOR SALE-DeJur Versatile II en-
larger with f4.5 lens and easel;
,$40. Telephone 51. tf
MAN WANTED for Raweligh busi-
ness. No experience needed to
start. Sales easy to make and prof-
its good. Start immediately. Write
RAWLEIGH'S, Dept. FAH-101-190,
Memphis, Tenn. I*
FURNITURE SALESMAN and col-
lector; prefer man with experi-
ence. Danley Furniture Company,
Phone 56. 7-20tf
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.
FOR QUICK SERVICE
and Quality Workmahship on
Roll Film, Try
MAIGE PHOTO LAB
HOUSEHOLD GOODS FOR SALE
USED FURNITURE AT
1 Washing Machine.------$39.95
4 Pair Double Springs, ea..-. $ 5.95
3 Double Cotton Mattresses_$ 8.95
2 Gas Ranges, ea. -..----------$39.50
1 Servel gas refrigerator -..-. $49.50
1 reconditioned glider with
Snew cushions .$39.95
secondhand electric range,
as is $19.95
1 2nd hand table top oil range $29.95
DANLEY FURNITURE CO.
Phone 56 Port St. Joe, Fla.
AMERICAN LEGION Willis V.
Rowan Post 116, meets first and
third Mondays, 8 p. m., Legion Hall.
Visiting Legionnaires invited to at-
tend. Denver C. Miller, commander;
W. S. Smith, adjutant.
R. A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. Atl visit-
ing companions welcome. J. L. Wil-
son, High Priest; H. R. Maige, Sec.
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, I. O. O. 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
A 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, I.O.
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
ISLAND DEVELOPMENT Returns To Texas After Visit Here j Adds Zest To Beets Ichopped parsley sprinkled over the
SLittle Miss Rebecca Stansberry, Try serving sliced beets with beets just before serving makes
(Continued from page 1) accompanied by Mrs. Lillian Mc- vinegar or lemon juice. A little them especially attractive.
Nair, left Wednesday for Houston,
other signs ot treasure have been Texas, after a month's visit here
found at various times g i s with Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Ferrell COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
Now the treasure hunting ideas and Mrs. McNair. Mrs. McNair ex- C M R E UNEA E
i and Mrs. McNair. Mrs. McNair ex-
have been almost forgotten. The pects to return about August 13. 24 HOUR AMBULANCE SERVICE
more realistic see buried treasure _____ ____
in the potential wealth that tour- Again No Unemployment In County 601 Long Avenue Phone 326 Day or Night
ists might bring to the area with The state industrial commission
development of the two isles. rnrts that no onp in nlf rnntv -
Visitors From Apalachicola
Mrs. Oscar Roberts had as her
guests Wednesday her aunt, Mrs.
Jimmy DeCosmo, and cousins, Mrs.
Quinton Herndon and son Garry,
and Mrs. Katherine Maxwell and
son Mitchell, all of Apalachicola.
received unemployment compensa-
tion during the week ending July 21.
Feeding plants through t h e ir
leaves is a growing practice among
orchardists and flower growers;
foods lacking in the soil can be
supplied in foliage sprays.
H^LU MEET YOUR FRIENDS
FIVE BIG DAYS- FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY AUG. 3 TO 8'
New and Used Furniture
ONE LARGE 4-PIECE Reg. NOW
Poster Bedroom Suite $298.50 $179.50
ONE 5-PIECE MAPLE
Bedroom Suite-Twin Beds 149.50 99.50
Modern Bedroom Suite 159.50 98.50
ONE LARGE 4-PIECE
Poster Bedroom Suite 229.50 149.50
FOUR BLONDE FINISH
Single Beds 29.50 16.95
Maple Double Beds 39.50 24.50
Innerspring Mattress 49.50 19.50
Innerspring Mattresses 39.50 27.95
Double Springs 15.95 9.95
Double Cotton Mattresses 19.95 9.95
ONE TABLE TOP Reg. NOW
Florence Range $89.50 $59.50
Gas Refrigerators 69.50 49.50
ONE Reg. NOW
Westinghouse Range 98.50 69.50
Hot Point Range 39.50 29.50
Chrome Dinette Sets 89.50 69.50
Utility Cabinets 19.50 14.50
FIFTY 9x12 FELT BASE
Linoleum Type Rugs 7.95 4.95
LIVING ROOM FURNITURE
ONE Reg. NOW
Sofa Bed $79.50 $59.50
Sofa Bed 139.50 89.50
Duncan Phyfe Sofa 189.50 89.50
Pslaform Rockers 39.50 29.50
Sofa Bed Suites 149.50 99.50
Occasional Chairs 16.95 9.95
TWO 2-PIECE GREEN FREIZE
Kroehler Living Room Suites 249.50 189.50
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EASY TE RMS!
Use Your Credit
AY HOUSE Phone 56
Complete Home Fturnishins.., -- n,
-FURNITURE Port St. Joe, Fla.
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'rHE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1951