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PORT ST. JOE
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Official Paper for Gulf
SCounty, Devoted To the
of the Entire County
"Port St. Joe The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
VOLUME XIV FORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1951 NUMBER 50
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City's Voters Will Go
To Polls Tuesday To
With Mayor's Seat To Be Filled,
Fairly Large Turnout Is
All eight candidates in the race
for the three seats on the city com-
mission are expressing confidence
livery service has been approved by that they will be the chosen ones,
the postoffice department for the and with considerable interest be-
Port St. Joe office and will be put
into effect as soon as certain con-
ditions are met.
'"Some of these conditions," said
Costin, "are receipt of the neces-
sary supplies and equipment for
the operation of the service;r erec-
tion of street signs and.the putting
up of house numbers; having mail
receptacles installed and certain
street improvements, meaning side-
walks, particularly in the Kenney
"I am further informed that this
service will include both mail and
parcel post," concluded Costin, "and
will-render a service to the people
of Port St. Joe and vicinity to which
they have been entitled for some
time. I hope the people will begin
to think about this and prepare
their homes and businesses to re-
ceive this service."
The matter of city delivery has
been brought up in the past, but
due to lack of sidewalks in some
sections, no street signs and lack of
house numbers on a large number
of dwellings, it has 'been held off.
A numbering stn' ',:;n s .-worked
out several years back 'and.-we be-
lieve, home owners may find out
what their house number is by -in-
quiring at the city hall. At one time
the Junior Chamber of Commerce
had a street-marking campaign un-
derway, but it fell by the wayside
and nothing has been heard from it
for a considerable length of time.
Hunters Get Five More
Days To Bag Ducks, Geese
Floridians are going to have five
More days of duck, goose and coot
hunting this winter since the state
game and fresh water fish commis-
sion Wednesday adopted the fed-
eral fish and wildlife regulations on
migratory bird hunting.
The duck, goose and coot hunting
season will open at noon November
22 and.run through January 5. Last
year it ran from November 27 to
The marsh hen season, just as
last -year, will run from September
1 to November 13.
The mourning dove season will
open two 'days earlier than last
year, but also closes two days
earlier, giving the same number of
hunting days. It will extend from
December 15 to January 13.
Bag limits are the same as last
.year: Four ducks daily, with only
one wood duck and a possession
limit of eight; two Canada geese
and three blue geese a day, and
have that many in possession; coot
and marsh hen are limited to 15
The daily dove bag limit of eight,
and the possession limit of eight, is
two less than last year.
Here On Vacation
Mrs. Ellen Kirkland and
Florrie Connell motored to
Blockton, Ala., Sunday, where they
were joined by Mrs. Kirklanda's
daughter and granddaughter, Mrs.
Ernie Moore and little Melissa, who
returned to St. Joe,with them for a
two weeks' vacation. Mr. Moore is
in summer training at Camp Rooker
for two weeks.
ing taken by the populace in the
forthcoming election next Tuesday,
it is anticipated that a considerably
larger than ordinary number of bal-
lots will be cast this year.
City Clerk Ben Dickens informs
us that total registrations this year
come to 1,543, as against 1,440 last
year-an increase of 103. In 1949,
when a mayor was to be named, a
total of 634 electors went to the
polls to express their opinion. Last
year,.an off-year when but one seat
was to be filled on the board, but
350 votes were cast.
The voting place will be the city
hall,,with the polls opening at 8 a.
m. and closing at 7 p. m. Pollhold-
ers will be Wayne Buttram, clerk;
Mrs. Rush Chism, Mrs. Virginia
Harris and Mrs. J. L. Temple, in-
Pfc. Ben Elder Is Learning
Pfc. Benjamin M. Elder, son of
Mr. and Mrs. MoClain Elder of this
city, has .-eported to Keesler Air
Force Base to begin training in the
electronics fundamentals course, an
integral part of the "Electronics
Training Center of the World" lo-
.cated only a few hundred feet north
of the Gulf of Mexico, at Biloxi,
Housing the 3380th Technical
Training Wing, Keesler is also
known as "The Push-Button College
of the Air Force." Here, incoming
students will attend one of 16 dif-
ferent schools, offering over 55
The training Pfc. Elder receives
in this school will extend over ap-,
proximately a 22-week period. When
graduated he will be assigned to
field duty or to another school for
WORK STARTS ON RADAR
TOWER AT CARRABELLE
Work started this week on a 625-
foot radar tower near Carrabelle
for the U. S. government.
. The building to house necessary
equipmentwill be 200x100 feet at
the base with the tower extending
625 feet into the air. It is located
about two miles northwest of the
old Lanark Inn, which recently was
destroyed by fire, three-quarters of
a mile west of the Sopchoppy-Carra-
belle road and but a short distance
from Crooked River.
Three Local Youths Join Navy
John Rich-, Donald Parker and
Raymond Lawrence left Thursday
morning for Panama City for their
final physical before., entering the
navy. They will go from Panama to
Off On Trip
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Baggett left
Winona Gardens Was
Quite A Subdivision
By GEORGE CORE
How many of our Gulf county cit-
izens know the different subdi-
visions of our county?
Take, for instance, the subdi-
vision by the name of "Winona
Gardens." Part. of the dedication
goes like this:
"A subdivision of the W% of Sec-
tion 5 -T 6 S, R 9 W. WINONA
GARDENS, Gulf County, Fla. 5
miles from County Seat, Wewahit-
chka; 18 miles from Gulf of Mexico
on Bee Line Highway, Chicago to
the Gulf; 40 miles from Panama
City, the expected United States
shipping center for Far Eastern
trade; tempered by Gulf breeze;
Florida's choicest soil; excellent for
garden, truck and vegetables; 5 &
10 acre tracts for truck farms and
poultry ranches. Chas. H. Taylor,
Owner & Subdivider, New York
City, N. Y."
.This plat was filed for record in
the office of the clerk of the circuit
court of Gulf county on May 5, 1926.
Betty Anderson Invited
To Attend Leaders' Meet
Miss Betty Otto Anderson of this
city, a student at Stephens College,
Columbia, Mo., last term, is one of
the student leaders who has been
invited to return early to the cam.
pus this month to attend the cam-
pus leaders' conference which will
precede, the opening of the.-119th
term at the college. '
As second vice-president of the
Civic Association and as a senior
leader in her residence hall, Miss
Anderson, known as "B. O." to her
friends, will attend special work-
shop sessions on the campus Sep-
tember t3 through 15. All student
leaders will be honored at a dinner
to be given at the college Thurs-
day, September 13.
Wind Does Damage
At Highland View
A heavy wind lasting only a min-
ute or so, hit at Highland View
Sunday morning about 7 o'clock
and damaged several buildings.
Two small houses belonging to
W. C. Forehand were blown from
their foundations, the windmill at
the Miles Cottages was damaged,
and half a dozen outhouses were
blown over. Damage was negligible.
One freakish stunt performed by
the wind was to lift the garage of
C. A. Phelps' from over his car and
slam it up against a nearby cottage,
completely demolishing the' garage
but not even scratching the- car.
Pvt. Charles E. Guilford
Completes Basic Training
Pvt. Charles E. Guilford, son of
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Guilford of
Overstreet, has completed his basic
training with the Medical Company,
61st Infantry, of the famed 8th Di-
vision at Fort Jackson, S. C.
During his training he fired most
of the light infantry, weapons, en-
gaged in squad and platoon tactical
problems and underwent an inten-
sive physical conditioning program.
Thursday morning for Pensacola to ----- --
visit relatives. They will also visit Enters Military Academy
in Columbus, Ga., Auburn, Ala., Sa- Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Kilbourn ac-
vannah, Ga., and Jacksonville be- companies their son, Jimmy Max to
fore returning home. Barnesville, Ga., during the week-
---- end where he entered Gordon Mili-
Taking Nurse's Training tary Academy. Vince, their other
Miss Minnie Ola Ray left Sunday son, accompanied them on the trip
for Dothan, Ala., where she enrolled and was considerably put out be-
in Frasier Ellis Hospital Tuesday cause he couldn't enter the academy
as a student nurse. I also.
Voters To Pass On
Measures Sept. 29
One Requires Publication of County
Board Expenditures; Other Is
School Board Members' Pay
Set Millage At 16.5;
Total Budget $88,493
Millage for Schools 12 for Port St.
Joe and 11 for Wewahitchka
To Raise $61,574
The board of county commission- A budget of $88,493 for operating
ers at their meeting Tuesday set a Gulf county for the fiscal year Oc-
date, as required by law, for /an tdber 1, 1951, to September 30, 1952,
election for the purpose of allowing ..was approved Tuesday by the board
the people of Gulf county to approve of county commissioners, as was
or reject two measures, one requir- the budget for the school board.
ing publication of all expenditures The Ibudget as approved, with the
by the board of county commission- millage, is as follows:
ers and the board of public instruc- Fund Millage Amount
General ............... 4.8 $26,147.00
tion, and the other granting salaries Fine and Forfeiture .... 1.8 9,800.00
SRoad and Bridge ....... 5 0 27,237.00
and mileage to members of the $200000 Canal Bond 5 2,224.00
county board of public instruction. Cort House and Jail In-
terest and Sinking .. 1.0 5,447.00
Date .set for the election is Satur- County Co-operative Bud-
a gSeptember 29. get (Fire Control) .. 1.9. 10,349.00
day, September 29. Health Unit .......... 1.0 5,447.00
The first measure requires that
the county commissioners and the
board of public instruction shall
publish the minutes of their meet-
ings within five 'days after such
meeting, and before the 10th day of
each month shall publish a list of
all expenditures for the previous
month, showing the voucher num-
ber, the date, to whom paid and the
The second measure provides
payment of $50 per month and 10c
per mile for traveling expenses to
and from meetings for members of
the board of public instruction.
The complete notice of election
together with polling places will be
found elsewhere in this issue of The
Hearings To Be Resumed
On Phone Rate Increase
Resumption of hearings on the
application of the St. Joseph Tele-
phone & Telegraph Company for ad-
justment in its exchange charges
for telephone service in Port St.
Joe, Altha, Apalachicola, Blopnts-
town, We'wahitchka, Chattahoochee
and Carrabelle will be Tuesday,
September 18, at 10 a. m. EST in
the old court house building in Tal-
lahassee" before the state railroad
and public utilities commission.
It is pointed out by interested
parties that if the telephone com-
pany's increase is allowed that the
service charges will be $3.50 per
month for one-party home service
phones and $6 monthly for phones
Drivers' licenses went on sale in
Gulf county September 1 and may
be obtained from County Judge J.
E. Pridgeon in Wewahitchka or at
the office of George Tapper in St.
Motor vehicle operators must ob-
tain renewal of their permits by
September 30 or face arrest if
found driving without the new 1952
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Vacationing in California
Mr. and Mrs. Bucky Walters left
Thursday of last week for a two
weeks vacation in San Ardo, Calif.,
where they will visit with the for-
mer's mother, Mrs. L. B. Walters.
Spend Labor Day Week-end Here
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Trawick and
little daughter of Tallahassee spent
the Labor Day week-end here with
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Roberts and
other relatives and friends.
Returns To School
Norman Allemore Jr., has re-
turned to St. Bernard School at St.
Bernard, Ala., after spending the
summer here with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. N. F. Allemore.
Court House and Jail
Building ........... .5 1,842.00
The school board t
County Current School ..
County B and B Reserve..
Special Tax School Dis-
budget, as ap,
6 $31,175 00
strict, Current......... 3 15,525.00
District Bond (Dist. 2) .. 1 4,524.00
TOTAL ........... 12 $61,574.00
Since District 2 is the Port St.
Joe district, the millage here for
schools will be 12, while that of
Wewahitchka will be 11 mills.
In additibn'to passing on the bud-
gets and fixing the millage, the
colhmissioners also purchased a 2-
ton, 6-cylinder Dodge truck 'with
/dump body, from the McGowin Mo-
tor Company of this city at a'cost
of $2,995, Ot-he-.'idv- .-e S'. Joe
Mqtor Company, $2,996; Garraway
Chevrolet Company, $2,114.83. This
last bid did not include the dump
body called for in the invitation to
'bid, and consequently was rejected
by the board.
Gulf County Required To
Have Juvenile Counselor
Gulf county must have a juvenile
counselor and must have such a
counselor iby October 1, says Attor-
ney General Richard W. Ervin in
an opinion expressed Wednesday on
the 1951 legislative law setting up
a uniform juvenile court system in
Ervin said that a county must
employ a juvenile counselor even
though the county judge also as-
sumes the role of juvenile judge. In
a prior opinion he had said that
the law affects all counties, al-
though it does not require them to
set up separate juvenile courts.
In those counties not desiring
such a court, said Ervin, the county
judge is designated to preside over
the juvenile court. According to his
opinion issued Wednesday, a juve-
nile counselor must be employed
regardless of whether an additional
judge or the county judge is desig-
nated as juvenile court judge.
The law, which becomes effective
October 1, limits compensation to
$360 annually for the county judge
if he serves as the juvenile court
Return From. Visit In Miami Beach
Mr. and .Mrs. L. L. Allen and sons
of Millville and Miss Alma Baggett
of this city returned recently from
Miami Beach, where they visited
Rev. and Mrs. Maurice Fain, who
were guests here several days. and
all enjoyed the sights of the west
coast going down, returning via
the east coast of Florida.
Returns From DeFuniak
Maurice Maige returned Satur-
day from DeFuniak Springs where
he had been for a week as relief
-manager of the Martin theater in
City Mail Delivery
Service for St. Joe
Has Been Approved
Will Become Effective As Soon As
Certain Condition Are Met,
Says Chauncey Costin
Acting Postmaster Chauncey Cos-
tin informs The Star that he has
been advised that city mail de-
PAGE TW THE STR PORT ST. OE GUFCUT.FOIAFIDY ETME,15
Mothers Invited To
Visit School Today
Friday, September 7, should be a
red letter day in the year's history
of the elementary school of Port St.
Joe, because on this day mothers
will have an excellent opportunity
to become acquainted with those
who will have a large part in the
direction of their children's lives
for many months to come.
On this day parties are to be held
in each room of the elementary
school, the children furnishing the
entertainment. -Individual invita-
tions, written by the children, have
gone out to each mother, and the
Parent-Teacher Association, the or-
ganization sponsoring these parties,
is hoping for 100 per cent response.
Mrs. Rush Chism, P.-T. A. presi-
dent, and Mrs. John Blount, room
mother chairman; have announced
that in each room a brief business
meeting of the teachers and moth-
ers will also be held, at which time
all mothers are to be asked to serve
as room representatives or hos-
tesses, and a hostess chairman will
be selected, together.with whatever
committees are necessary to carry
out the year's activities.
The fact that so .many of the
teachers are new this year should
be an added incentive to mothers
to attend these pleasant school af-
fairs and to give to the teachers
every possible encouragement and
consideration. May we keep in mind
the fact that "co-operation among
parents and teachers is the keynote
to a successful year in education."
Home From Trip
Mrs. Watson Smith and cousin,
Miss Christine Gatlin of Tallahas-
see, returned'MoniTay from a week's
vacation trip in South Carolina,
North Carolina, Tennessee and Ken-
tucky. They visited such points of
interest as the Vanderbilt estate,
Lookout Mountain, Rock City and
To Exchange Pulpits
Rev. S. J. Allen announces that
the Presbyterian preachers of
Northwest Florida will hold a re-
treat at the Gulf Beach Presby-
terian Church this evening at 6:30
The following Sunday, Septemrer
9, every preacher will occupy some
other pulpit than his own. "This ex-
change," said' ev. Allen, "is to pro-
mote a great 'Tithing Adventure'
for t he Southern Presbyterian
Church, September 15 through De-
cemnber 15. All Presbyterians will be
asked to try tithing during that pe-
riod. The difference between the
tithe and regular offering is to go
toward completing a five-year pro-
gram of progress for foreign mis-
sions, home missions and Christian
The preacher coming to Port St.
Joe will not be kdown until today.
Rev. Allen is due to preach at the
Springfield Presbyte'ian Church.
BUSINESS MEETING OF
BAPTIST W. M. S. HELD
The monthly business meeting of
the Baptist W.-M. S. was held at
the church Monday afternoon. Mem-
bers of Circle VI, Mrs. W. I. Carden
and Mrs. E. H. Vanlandingham
brought the devotional on commun-
ity missions, and Mrs. C. H. Mc-
Knight led the prayer. Reports of
officers and committee chairmen
were given, and plans for complet-
ing the year's work September 30
It was announced at this time
that Miss Eunice DeSouza, a na-
tive Brazilian, will come to the lo-
cal Baptist church, speaking Wed-
nesday and Friday at 8 p. m., and
will also hold several meetings with
the Girls Auxiliaries and the Royal
Ambassadors during this week.
The meeting was then dismissed
with prayer by Mrs. C. G. Costin.
Fall Vegetable Crop is
Finest of Whole Season
All These Salad Leaves Can be Grown for Fall Harvest.
Before sowing vegetables for a fall
harvest after June, 1, check up on
the average date of the first .killing
frost in your neighborhood. Then
count the days it will take to ma-
ture the varieties you have chosen,
to make sure they can produce a
harvest before the freeze-up.
The short harvest crops, which
must be planted several times in or-
der to give an all-season yield, are
usually listed in early, midseason
and late varieties. For late sowing,
early varieties should be used, since
they mature more quickly.
Beans, beets, carrots, endive and
cucumbers, will all do well from
summer sowing. Vegetable crops
which should not be sown in June
include peas, early radishes, lettuce
and spinach. All these require cool
weather, and you may sow very early
kinds in August, so they will mature
in the autumn.
The best harvest from the vege-
table garden comes in the fall, when
the days are short and the nights
cool. Then some subjects difficult
to grow well in the spring become
easy; and with all vegetables the
harvest is prolonged.
This is because none of the plants
is in a hurry to make seeds. In
the spring all the annual vegeta-
bles, those which complete their life
cycle in one season, are seemingly
intent upon seed.production, and in
the case of the"leaf and root crops,
when seed bearing begins, quality
is so impaired thar. tle harvest ends.
Conspicuous examples of this are
cauliflower and Chinese cabbage.
The first, can seldom be matured
by the amateur in spring, and the
second is difficult. But both can be
grown with ease in the fall, and
Brussel sprouts and kale are at
their best in the fall. Endive not
only grows well in cold weather, but
its flavor is greatly improved by
frost. Spinach, which bolts to seed
with the first warm days of sum-
mer, no longer shows this tendency
when grown in the fall, but gives
a long harvest of top quality.
Root crops also like the fall
weather, but to enjoy the highest
quality summer sowings should be
made so that new crops of beets,
carrots and turnips will reach ma-
turity in the early fall. This is
an excellent time to have the can-
ning and freezing croDs available.
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE O. SMITH, Editor PHONE
Mr. and Mrs. McKinley Horton of
this city announce the birth of a
daughter, Judith' Ann, on Friday,
Spend Labor Day In Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ford spent La-
bor Day with Mr. Ford's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Ford, in Sylves-
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AND SUNDAY SERVICES
... .. ......... .
Rev. S. J. Allen, Pastor
Sunday, September 9
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Worship service.
Wednesday: Choir practice 7 p.
m.; Bible study and prayer 8 p. nm.
Rev. W. J. Lindsey, Pastor
Sunday, September 2
11:00 a. m.-Holy communion will
7:00 p. m.-Young people,. Sen-
iors, Intermediates and Juniors,
8:00 p. m.--Evening services.
Wednesday, 7:45 p. m.-Prayer
meeting. 8:15-Choir rehearsal.
ThePresbyterian Sunday school
will meet at' 10 a. m. this Sunday.
The subject will be "Fellowship In
the Church," referring to the local
church. \vhat kindnesses are there
to fellowship? What helps has the
church to promote fellowship?
KENNEY MILL BAPTIST
Rev. W.,B. Holland, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Worship service.
6:30 p. mp.-Training Union.
7:30 p. m.--Evening worship.
Prayer service Tuesday evenings
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
SERVICES AT WHITE CITY
Rev. S.'J. Allen will preach at
White City Sunday at 7:30 p. m.
His subject will 'be "If Any Man
Thirsts." Are you thirsting for joy,
peace, life, victory, security? You
can have them without money and
Everyone cordially invited.
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.
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.
VIRGINIA HAGOOD G. A.'s
IN MEETING MONDAY
The Virginia Hagood Junior Girls'
Auxiliary of the Baptist Church met
at the church Monday afternoon
with 18 members present and, one
visitor, Radell Johns, in addition to
the counselors, Mrs. E. R. DuBose
and Mrs. Morgan Johns.
The .meeting was opened with the
watchword 'and allegiance, followed
with several songs. Initiation ser-
vice for three new members was
then carried out, the newcomers be-
ing Barbara Williams, Dianne Mc-
Knight and' Judy Poitevint.
Following discussion of the South
American missionary, Miss Eunice
DeSouza, who will be with the girls
through the week-end, the meeting
was adjourned with prayer 'by Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Faulk are
the proud parents of a daughter,
Rebecca Karen, born August 29 at
the Mercy Hospital, Liberty, Texas.
Mrs. Faulk will be remembered as
Miss Eddie Mae AIrnones of this
If allowance is made for the in-
creasing age of the population. U.
S. death rates have declined 20 per
cent in the last 10 years.
Two unemployed persons in Gulf
county received a total of $81) in
unemployment insurance during the
week ending Auguu,t 25, according
to the state industrial commission.
A -new hospital bed that can be
operated by the patient without the
aid of a nursee may be a boon to
nurses and patients alike. The in-
ventors claim that the electrically
and hydraulically controlled bed is
foolproof-the patient cannot end
up in an awkward position.
A Martin Theatre
"M Port St. Joe, Fla.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1951
August 31. o t
*t Week-end Guests
Mr. and.Mrs. Gordon S. Hallmark Mr. and Mrs. John C. Jones, son
of this city are the proud parents of Dannie, and daughter Dale, and
a daughter who arrived on Sunday, Miss Kay Rawls, all of Columbus,
September 2. The young lady has Ga., were week-end guests of Mr.
been named Patricia Ann. and Mrs. J. O. Baggett and family.
(All births occurred at the Port'St.
Joe Municipal Hospital.)
Return To Home In North D Joseph BSpear
Mrs. Thelma Rowan and twins, r. B.
Sonny and Dianne, and Miss Erma OPTOMETRIST
Curry left Wednesday to return to
their homes in Decatur, Ill., after a Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
two weeks' vacation here with Mr. Broken Lenses Duplicated
and Mrs. F. M. Rowan, other rela-
tives and friends. APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA
Two Get $80 In Unemolovment
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
rHow Gulf County's Fire
Control Money Is Spent
taxpayers s Furnished $10,210 of the
$28,417 Spent During the
Past 12 Months
By GEORGE Y. CORE
In the Gulf county commissioner's
budget for the fiscal year beginning
.October 1, 1950, and ending Sep-
-'tember 30, 1951, there is an item
labeled "County Co-operative Bud-
get.'" This budget is for no purpose
other than for paying for our
county-wide fire control, which is
carried on by the Florida Board of
Forestry, a state agency.
During the 12 months beginning
July 1, 1950, and ending June 30,
1951, there were 128 fires in the
county that burned 7,026 acres and
caused damage to the amount of
The Gulf county forest service
crews also fought, or helped fight,
The Heart and Soul of
Your Salad Bowl
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PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
eight house fires of which six were
saved. They also helped to save a
lumber yard, and put out fires in
time to save a barn and the poetof-
fice at Overstreet.
Gulf county expenditures for the
12 months ending June 30, 1951,
were as follows:
Personal service, R.O.. ..$$20,262.12
Personal service, T.H.....
Maintenance and operation
telephone lines .........--.
Maintenance and operation
Maintenance and operation
Maintenance and operation
Maintenance and operation
Maintenance and operation
of equipment ......-------
Building maintenance ....--
Tower maintenance .---.
Maintenance other fixed
assets ------.. ------
Photo and blueprint ser-
Heat, lights, power and
Telephone and telegraph-
Office supplies ---_... ---. -.
Medical, surgical and den-
tal supplies --.-... --.....--
Other supplies -. --....---------
Insurance of equipment,--
Other equipment .-...
Radio .equipment .....-----
Other fixed assets ...----..
TOTAL SPENT --__..$28,417.12
Of this, $28,417.12 spent, the Gulf
county taxpayers furnished but $10,-
5-ADJUST KING PIN
PHONES 388 and 389
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB
f-K L) Y, r-- Imm 1 -
Spend Labor Day Week-end Here
Mrs. Herman Bosarge and chil-
dren, Herman Jr. and Bertie Lee,
and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Tidwell
Sof Bayou Labatra, Ala., spent the
HIGHLAND VIEW NEWS
By MARJORIE ROGERS
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Lee spent the
week-end in Panama City with Mr.
and Mrs. Golden Bush.
Ernest Pridgeon of Fitzgerald,
Ga., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
L. B. Christmas.
Rev. and Mrs. O. D. Langston of
Auburn, Ala., visited here Saturday
with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Adams spent
the week-end in DeFuniak Springs
with the latter's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H. E. Watson.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dendy of Au-
gusta, Ga., spent the Labor Day hol-
iday with Mr. and Mrs. Bud Wil-
Mr. and Mrs. W. 'H. Davidson of
Geneva, Ala., are the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Edgar Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. White of Rich-
mond, Va., were recent guests of
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Phelps.
We welcome Mr. and Mrs. Clyde
Hamilton to our community from
Mrs. Lily House of Pensacola is
spending the Labor Day holiday
with her daughter and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Carlos Miles.
Mr. and Mrs. Sparks Weekly of
Orange, Texas, are visiting the lat-
ter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob
Mr. and Mrs. Duliar Blow of An-
dalusia, Ala., spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Butts.
Mrs. W. W. Reese of Columbus,
Ga., spent-the Lalbor Day week-end
with-Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dayis.
Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Forehand and
daughter, Mary Lou, of Los An-
geles, Calif., are visiting with the
former's father and family, Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Forehand.
Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Burke visited
in Vernon Sunday with their par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Burke and
Mrs. W. G. Skipper.
It pays to advertise-try iti
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ST. O0E MOTOR COMPANY
Corner Fourth Street and Highway 98.
Phone 37 Port St. Joe, Fla.
Come in for a Game of Pool and a Glass of .
ICE DRAFT BEER NOW ON
COLD DEER TAP
ST. JOE BAR AND BILLIARDS
Phone 114 Port St. Joe, Florida
'Siy l g f e on a s Labor Day week-end here as guests
Sickly looking foliage on azaleas
and Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Costin.
or camellias, characterized by yel- __ ______
lowish color,"can be restored. to a
healthy green quickly. Apply pray Visitor From Lake Wales
of 1 ounce copperas dissolved in 3 Mrs. Thelma Willis of Lake Wales
gallons of water. This is a good sig-, visited here last week with Mr. and
nal, too, that a pound of aluminum Mrs. J. F. Davis.
sulphate applied for each foot of
height of camellia or azalea plants
will recondition lacking soil acidity. SOMERSET
Spirea or bridal wreath must not
be pruned or sheared after the mid- TAXI STAND
die of this month if you want a
good stand of blooms in the spring. and SANDWICH SHOP
Summer cuttings that have been d SANDWICH SHOP
made in late spring and up to 60
days ago probably will be ready for PHONE 1
transplanting ,by now.
Continue disbudding chrysnathe- Corner Reid Avenue and
mum plants of all buds not neces- First Street
sary to your blossom purposes. If
you haven't done so already, tie
"mum" plants to stout stakes each e e s *I
six or eight inches to provide sup-
port that prevents breaking of the
plant and spoiling of flowers that
bloom without support.
Under your mulch apply bone-
meal to whiten the ground. Replace
mulch if it has 'broken down enough
to leave bare spots on ground.
Brazil nuts are the seeds of a
large tree which grows throughout
tropical America and frequently at-
tains a height of 130 feet.
FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 7, 1951
SST. JOE ELECTRIC
S Opposite Port Theater,,
*AOF- FOU- TH STR POR ST. JOE GULF COUTY FLOR-"IDA FRIAY SETME 7, 195
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, By The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMarH, Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Floor Man, Columnist,
Reporter, Proof Reader and Bookkeeper
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1987, at the
Postoffiee. Port St. Joe, Pla., under Act of March 8, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
ONE YEAR $2.00 SIl MONTHS $1.00
THREE MONTHS $127.15
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themseltee liable for
damages farther than amount receive for duch 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 repaina.
Our Country Right or Wrong
Your friend (he ain't ours) Harry Truman in
a recent talk to congress, came out flatly for
government control of all business profits. This,
he said, should be the basis for regulating prices.
How would you like to have the amount of
money you could take in regulated by the gov-
ernment, Mr. Port St. Joe Businessman? The ed-
itor of The Star knows doggone well that he
wouldn't care for it a little bit. But what does
Harry care about that? He draws down a salary
of $100,000 a year, plus a tax-free expense allow-
ance of $50,000, plus $40,000 for travel expenses,
plus rent-free living quarters, plus Lord knows
what else. Yeah, he should worryl
Here's about what profit control would do.
For- one thing, it would destroy the incentive
which makes for .growth, progress and higher
living standards for the people. Why should a
man come into Port St. Joe on the chance of es-
tablishinig a paying business when, if he .should
be successful, the profit he could make would-be
stringently limited, but if the business should
fail, the loss would be his?
How could a small business, like The Star, for
instance, grow? It would not be permitted to
earn the money necessary for expansion.
There are a lot of angles to such a monstrous
proposition. It would cut down the productive
resources of the country, it would lead to an
economy entirely dominated by the government.
In short, it would be a big step toward totali.-
There seems to be only one thing to do if we,
the people, want to keep our freedom. Run that
cocky little rooster out of the White House, even
if we have to elect a Republican president to
do it. He seems to be of the belief that nobody
knows how to run the government except himself
-even though he couldn't make a success of a
haberdashery store in his younger days.
We were just thinking that with the "nothing
down" plan of buying eliminated, a lot of people
are going to do without a lot of things they don't
Wouldn't you like to take this hot weather up
into the polar regions and swap it off?
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Schools To Open Monday
The Port St. Joe schools will open
for the fall term Menday with the
following facuIties, according to W.
A. Biggart, supervising principal:
High School--Miss Erline' McClel-
lan, English; Mrs. Lillian Kenning-
ton, commercial; Mrs. Julia Creech,
science; Mrs. Eva Dendy, Spanish
and mathematics; Mrs. Eula Prid-
geon, home economics; Howell
Hampton, music and band; Frank
Hannon, athletic coach and social
studies. Elementary School-Mrs.
Fena McPhaul, Mrs. Minnie Howell,
Miss Merilyn Solomon, first grade;
Mrs. Avery Martin, Miss Juanita
Gunn, second grade; Mrs. Helen
Rollins, Mrs. Callie Perritt, third
grade; Mrs. Hazel Ferrell, Mrs. Lu-
NOT AWAKE YET
Young people of the present generation have
seen communism engulf country after country.
When this takes place the citizen simply loses
his right to be an individual. He works, acts,
thinks, breathes and worships as the government
tells him to.
Socialism and communism creep upon a na-
tion before the masses are aware of what is hap-
pening. Quite often the people vote themselves
into this form of political slavery through an en-
tire lack of understanding of what they are do-
ing. Out of sheer weariness they give up battling
the relentless pressure of powerful political
It has been said over and over again that such
a situation cannot happen in the United States.
But it is happening here now. Advocates of so-
cialized electric power started in a small way
with taxpayers' money after World War I. Today
they are using billions of dollars of the taxpayers'
money to blanket the United States with "super-
The true intent of the federal power socializa-
tion program has now beenmade clear by the
Tennessee Valley Authority. It started as an
agency to furnish power as a by-product of a
-government flood control and navigation project,
similar to the Woodruff Dam setup on the Apa-
lachicola River at Chattahoochee. It will now
spend in three years two-thirds of a billion dol-
lars of public funds expanding its activities and
building five giant steam plants to generate
nearly 50 per cent of its annual power output. It
is not bothered by corporation taxes, state in-
come taxes, public service commissions or any of
the other rules and regulations that apply to the
average citizen and business.
Such projects are entirely contrary to the or-
iginal intent of TVA. But as to four other steam
projects to be built as part of the program, a top
TVA official says they are surprised at the lack
of opposition because "we would have a hard
time justifying some of the newer plants."
And right there is the danger. Officialism, with
the power and privileges of government behind
it, can slowly but surely wear down the resist-
ance of the-strongest people. Under the guise of
giving public benefits they take away the rights
of individuals and of states, first in one line of
industry and then in another. Socialization of
electric power in the United States is the first
step toward federal socialization of other indus-
tries such as has taken placein other countries.
The fact that opposition to the TVA idea is
faltering is simply evidence of weakening de-
fense against the socialistic drive. In other words,
it IS "happening here," but the people are not
yet awake to the danger.
A local June bride told her husband yesterday
that she would leave him and go home to mother
if it wasn't for the fact that her mother had left
her father and was due to arrive in Port St. Joe
We notice that some motorists continue to
make U-turns on Reid Avenue. Perhaps they
read those "No U" signs as "U Know."
Trade with your home-town merchants.
cille Smith, fourth; Mrs. Dorothy
McLawhon, Mrs. Venice Gainer,
fifth; ,Mrs. Ora Gofbrth, Miss Lois
Miss Kathleen Saunders, eldest
daughter of Mr. and;Mrs. Harry H.
Saunders, .and William A. Childs,
Jr., were quietly married last Sun-
day.,eveniog. Augut 31. in the Pr.es-
'byterian -.anse, 'Dothan, Ala., the
Rev. Clement Ritter officiating. The
young couple was unattended.
'Mr. and Mrs. Paul Farmer an-
nounce the birth of a 7%-pound son'
on Wednesday, September 3, at a
Panama City hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Byrd of Ken-
ney's Mill announce the birth of a
daughter, Saturday, August 20, at
Seven To Leave for Camp
Seven white selectees are sched-
uled to leave Wednesday from Gulf
county for Camp Blanding for mili-
tary training. They are Sears Roe-
'buck Linton, Frank Rowan Jr., John
P. Burnham, Grady Williams, Louis
J. Herring, James C. Paul and Win-
fred C. Jenks.
Will Enter Military Academy
Glenn Grimsley expects to leave
Sunday for Salesburg, N. C., to en-
ter the North Carolina' Military
County Uses $1,389 In Stamps',
A report from .the state comp-
troller's office on collections for
documentary stamps for the year
1950-51 shows that Gulf county used
$1,389.30 in stamps. County using
the most stamps was Dade, with a
total of :$497,494.40. Total for the
state was $3,216,306.65.
Don't keep fresh mushrooms too
long before using them-three days
in the refrigerator at the most. Use
low heat when you're cooking them
and don't overcook.
'Use of Hammers
the Safe Way' Is
Great White Father Extols On
Proper Method of
By RUSSELL KAY
My good friend John Lochner of
Jacksonville, recalling 'that I like
to hammer things occasionally, calls
my attention to an exciting new.
bulletin just issued by the U. S.
Department of Labor.
It consists of 16 pages and is en-
titled "Use of Hammers the Safe
Way." You can, purchase a copy for
your very own by sending five cents
in stamps or coin to the General
Publications Office in Washington.
Few of us realize how much the
Great White Father is doing to pro-
tect and care for his children. It is
really amazing to me how our out-
standing authorities among the bu-
reaucrats manage to dig up the
facts and are able to advise the:
public as they do.
Here I have 'been fooling around
with hammers for more years than
I want to mention and I never re-
alized that anybody cared! It is
comforting to know that from here
on out I can engage in this danger-
ous occupation, safe in the knowl-
edge that good old Uncle Sam and
the U. S. Department of Labor is
standing squarely 'behind me, and
all I have to do to (be safe is read
the book and,follow instructions.
I have been. mighty lucky, for in
my extreme ignorance I failed to
follow Rule 1, which says, and I
quote: "Wear safety goggles to pro-
tect the eyes." Now, I've got a
dozen or more.hammers, but in all,
my..life I've never owned a pair. of
In all these years it has never oc-
curred to me that I might hit my-
self in the eye with a hammer. Now
if it had said. to wear a guard on
my thumb, 'that would make sense
on the basis of my personal experi-
ence. But who am I to start an ar-
gument with a college-trained bu-
reaucrat, particularly when I am
paying him for' his advice.
Rule 2 is intriguing. It says, and
I quote: "Grasp the hammer handle
firmly near the end, with ONE
HAND." It don't say which end,
and it don't say which hand, but
then I suppose even in this present
day of rules, regulations and regi-
mentation, the ,bureaucrats are will-
inng to allow a poor dumb citizen a
certain degree of free choice.
Now I don't know whether or not
the guy who wrote the book ever
tried driving a circus tent stake by
grasping the hammer firmly in one
hand or not, but he ought to try it
Rule 3 instructs you to "Grasp
the nail "between 'the thumb and
fingers of the other hand." This
may be difficult at first, but if you
practice awhile you can master it.
Remember, you don't "hold" the'
nail, you "grasp" it. That's another
mistake I've been making, holding
my nails when I should have been
grasping 'them. I hope you grasp
what I'm driving at.
Now we're getting somewhere!
Assuming that you have the ham-
mer grasped in one hand and the
helpless nail grasped ,between the
thumb and fingers of the other
hand, you are ready to go places.
Rule 4 said "To s'tarit the nail,
strike it squarely, 'but lightly, until
it has penetrated the lumber to a
depth sufficient to hold securely.'"
Up to this point the instructions
have been fairly clear, but the
writer of this rule neglected to cau-
tion the eager student that while he
is grasping one nail between his
thumb and fingers, he also has sev-
eral other nails permanently at-
tached to said thumb and fingers.
He'd better 'be- doggone careful
which nail or nails he hits-lightly
Rule 5 reads: "Remove the hand
and increase the force of the blows
with the hammer until the nail is
driven home." It would ,be well to
follow this rule carefully especially
with regard to removing the hand.
Of course if you don't remove it
and should hit the wrong nail, don't
worry, you will remove it anyhow,
and fast I'm speaking from
Personally, I think 'the U. S. De-
partment of Labor is to be congrat-
ulated on this magnificent Ibit pf
public service. Citizens and tax-
payers of the nation should indeed
be gratified with the knowledge
that we have such wisdom and lead-
ership to fall back on. Even to the
driving of a nail, we are cared for
and looked after by experts.
On the other hand, the only guy
I ever met who didn't know how to
drive a nail with a hammer couldn't
read either, and on him such litera-
ture would 'be wasted.
Home From England
S/Sgt. and Mrs. Horace D. Smith
and daughter ..Wanda spent the
week-end here with Mr. and Mrs.
Bert Hall and Mr. .an i Mrs.. Al
Smith. Sgt. and Mrs. Smtl have
just returned to the 'States from'
Burtonwood, England) where Sgt.
Smith had been for four yeas and
his wife and. daughter-three years.
They are quite happy to be back in
the 'USA. He expects to go.: toi Step-
pard Field, Texas, after his raca-
Feqr Mayor-Commiss#qifo r
To the Free-Thinking People of the
Fair City of. pot,.;t. Joe.
I hereby an0nonA,e my caolidacy
for Mayor..tof this: cy. 1'm not
sponsored'by any gr,up or orasni-
zation. If elected I .willMerideqMjor
to give every citizen .4 aue ea1
BEN C. WILLIAMS
For City Commissioner
I hereby announce my candidacy for
the office of City Commissioner in
Group One. If elected I will make
every effort to support the meas-
ures that are to the best interest of
the people of this city. your vote
and support will be greatly appre-
T. S. SINGLETARY
For City Commissioner
I hereby announce my candidacy for
City Commissioner, Group One. I
am deeply interested in making
Port St. Joe a more progressive
city, and if elected I promise to be
honest and efficient in carrying out
the duties of office. 'Your vote and
active support will be sincerely ap-
RALPH A. SWATTS
ROBERT E. KING
Your Vote Will Be Appreciated
JAKE C. BELIN
Your Continued Support
Will Be Appreciated
NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed, pursuant to the "Fictitious Name
Statute," Chapter No. 20953,' Laws of Flr-
ida, 1941, will register with the .Clerk of
the Circuit Court, in and for Gulf County,
Florida, upon receipt of proof of the publi-
cation of this notice, the fictitious name, to-
wit: .MLAI)D'S BEAUTY SHOP. under which
I am engaged in business in the' City of
Port St. Joe, Florida.
8-31 9-21 REBA PITTS YOUNO.
First publication August 31, 1951.
NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL
Notice is hereby given that a municipal
election for the. election of a Mayor and two
City Commissioners for full terms of two
years for the City of" Port St. Joe, Florida,
will be held in the City Hall in the City of
Port St. Joe on Tuepday, September 11,
The polls will open at 8:00 o'clock A. M.
and close' at 7:00' o'clock P. M., Eastern
B. IH, DICKENt, Jr.
8-17 9-7 Oity Auditor sad Olerk.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY. FLORIDA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1951 '
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1951 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE FIVE
Si "Copyrighted Material
-kw Syndicated Content p'
SAvailable from Commercial News Providers"
THE LOW DOWN
----- from ---
Editar The Star:
Today I'll delve-in my learned
manner-into "who pays the taxes."
Now, hold your fire jist a minnit,
folks, don't go a poppin' off and
saying whut does that whippur-
snapper or ol' coot-whichever he
is-no 'bout taxes that everybuddy
don't already no? So, I'll tell you
one thing, and it's a 10-to-1 shot
you won't no 'bout it even though
every mother's son or datter a-
mongst you, do pay taxes and
When San Francisko and Dee-
troit and Seeattle took .:v-r them
there street kars frum theii' old lo-
kal cumpany-as a municipal ven-
ture-the fust thing they did wuz to
quit a-payin' praktikally all taxes-
city, county, state and fedrul.
Now, you say you don't live in
Californy or Washinton or Michi-
gun. You live fur away down here
in Floridy, so it don't affect you.
S.. But it does. Here's whut hap-
pens' to you, no diffrince how fur
you live from San Francisko and
Seeattle and teetroit, or eny other
place that's messin' with the street
kars or electric lites, or sich ven-
tures like the U.S.A. at TVA. Unkle
Samuel neads heep wampum-so he
jist tacks the fedrul tax deficit onto
whoever he kin git his hands on.
And that, sister and brethren, is
Don't laff or snikker when you
reed about sum fur away place a-
bargin' into street kars, or power,
or enny municipal or Govt. venture.
It won't be funny or komikal on
March 15th when you bigger your
Yours with the low down,
Grass Fire Protection
Firebreaks around stacks, build.
ings and equipment will help to
guard property against grass and
The oldest form of insurance
marine insurance, traces of whi
are found in the sea regulation
of ancient Greece and Rome.
1. Adjust Distributor Poinh.
2. Clean Air Cleaner
3. Check Coil
4. Tighten Cylinder Head
5. Adjust Timing
6. Clean Battery Terminals
7. Check Condenser
8. Tighten Manifold
9. Check Distributor
10. Adjust Carburetor
11. Check Voltage Control
*12. Check Battery
13. Adjust Tappets
14. Clean Plugs
15. Check Octane Selector
16. Tighten Hose Connections
17. Check Vacuum Control
18. Adjust Fan Belt
19. Check Cbmpression
20. Check Generator
21. Check Heat Control
PHONES 388 and 389
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
CHAIR -- ---$11.95
SOFA As Shown Above with All-Plastic Cover $79.95
THIS IS IT! FREE! FREE! FREE! A SMALL
u A DANLEY HAS DONE T! Not a price -In DOWN PAYMENT
& .cut not an old model or floor 0
L sample BUT a brand new 1951 m RESERVES ANY
I 8-cubic foot WESTINGHOUSE Frost- I
I free Refrigerator.... Come in and 2M OF THE ABOVE
e register ... nothing to buy! .. You
LLe do not have to be present to win! mI ITEMS.
FREE FREE FREE FREE Use Your Credit!
Complete Home Furnishings..
Sofa Bed With Plastic Arms
.* Plastic-Covered Base Rocker
We Also Have Odd Pieces As Shown Above
and Continued Support In
CITY COMMISSIONER Group 2
SWill Be Very Much Appreciated
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LIVING ROOM SPECIALS!
Just Received A Carload of These Pieces Which Enables Us To Make
This Exceptionally Low Price
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1951
O~f7 U H TR OTS.JE UFCUTY LRD RDY ETME ,15
CAFE EQUIPMENT FOR SALE-
Large Hussman refrigerator, $50;
large gas (cafe) range, $30; small
gas grill, $20; 36-inch exhaust fan,
$50; gas hot water heater, $25; five
large (cafe) tables, $20; 1 service
counter, $5; 1 back bar, $5; 1 hat
and coat tree, $2; 1 (oak) dish-up
counter, $10. For a quick sale, one
or all. Mrs. Troy Jones. 9-14*
FOR S4LE-Baby bed with inner-
spring mattress. Phone 307-W.
FOR SALE-1950 2-door special de-
luxe Plymouth. See Buck Alex-
ander, phone 101. 8-31 2tc
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
3-BEDROOM HOUSE in Oak Grove.
'Situated on paved road with 120-
foot frontage. An excellent buy
. for only $2,650.00.
2-BEDROOM HOUSE on Seventh
'Street to sell for $3000.00.
LOTS-Have two very desirable
corner lots on Palm Boulevard.
FRANK & DOT'S AGENCY
Registered Real Estate Broker
211 Reid Avenue Phone 61
,DWELLING FOR SALE-4 rooms
on 4 city lots, near high school
building, Wewahitchka. Offered for
$1500.00 for quick sale. See C. F.
Hanlon, Real Estate Broker, Wewa-
hitchka, at Breeze building. Ic I
vrays Tribiute To Pacific War Dead
S .- ,
-" J ._
...'- .' ~ f
Elenita Carpio, 10, pays tribute on behalf of the children of the
Philippines, to the American and Filipino war dead of World War II
in Fort McKinley Cemetery outside Manila. 17,350 American soldiers
and Filipino scouts are buried in the cemetery, one of the largest in
the Pacific area.
Now, six years after liberation, the Philippine Republic is plan-
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a national summing-up of the progress made in the reconstruction and
rehabilitation of the nation during the post-war period.
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SAMARITAN LODGE No. 40, 1. 0.
O. F.-Meets first and third Thurs-
days, 7:30 p. m. in Masonic Hall. All
members urged to attend; visiting
brethren invited. J. F. Miller, N.G.;
John Blount, V. G.; Theo Bishop,
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. All visit.
ing companions welcome. J. L. Wil-
gon, High Priest; H. R. Maige, Sec.
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, I. O. O. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Thursday at 8:00 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Mary B. Forehand, N.G.; Mary
E. Weeks, V.G.; Fannie Brown, Sec.
MASONIC TEMPLE F &W A M-
*ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
Meetings 2nd and 4th Fri-
days each month, 8:00 p. m.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. Milton
Chafin, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
601 Long Avenue Ph
Stork Keeping Ahead of NOTICE OF ELECTION
OTICE OF ELECTION REQUIRED BY
'Grim Reaper In Florida gNo LL 1o39 1O. BY
G rim ReaperIn 0Florida HOUSE BILL No. 1381, AN ACT REQUIR-
ING THE BOARID OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS AND THE COUNTY BOARD OF
PUBLIC INSTRUCTION OF GULF COUNTY,
Marriages On Upswing With Di- 1 'LORIDA. TO PUBLISH MINUTES OF ALL
MEETINGS AND LIST OF ALL EXPENDI-
vorces Holding Steady; TURES, AND HOUSE BILL No. 1399, AN
ACT TO FIX THE COMPENSATION OF THE
TB Deaths Decline MEMBERS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF
PUBLIC INSTRUCTION IN GULF COUNTY,
In the unceasing battle between NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Board of County Commissioners of Gulf
life and death, the stork is remain- County, Florida, did on the 4th day of Sep-
ing comfortably ahead of Father temper, A. D. 1951, in regular session set-
ting, adopt a resolution calling for an elec-
Time in the Sunshine State. So tion to be held on the 29th day of Septem-
ber, A. D. 1951, the same being the 5th
says the' state board of health bu- Saturday in said month. Purpose of said
reau of vital-statistics. election is the question of ratifying and mak-
ing effective the said House Bill No. 1381,
In a report for the first six Laws of Florida, Acts of 1951, as follows:
months of this yar the bureau AN ACT Requirin gthe Board of County
Commissioners and the County Board of
notes that death came calling for Public Instruction of Gulf County to Pub-
lish Minutes of All Meetings and List of All
14,293 citizens during that period, Expenditures; Providing a Referendum.
while births reached 32,139. Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the
le birts reached 3, State of Florida:
Both. figures recorded gains over Section 1 The Board of County Com-
missioners'and the Board of Public Instruc-
the similar period in 1950. Last tion of Gulf County shall publish minutes of
year's figures were 13,336 deaths each meeting within five days after such
meeting, and before the 10th day of each
and 29,108 births for the first six month shall publish a list of all expenditures
for the previous month, showing the voucher
months. number, the date, to whom paid and the
Heart disease continues as the amount paid. All such publications shall be
in a newspaper of general circulation pub-
major killer, according to the bu- lished in the county.
Section 2. This act shall become effec-
reau. For the first six months of tive upon being ratified and approved by a
this year 4,784 persons succumbed majority. of the electors of Gulf County vot-
ing at an election to be held for that pur-
to various heart disorders, as cor- pose on or before October 1st. 1951, and
which the County Conmmissioners of Gulf
pared with 4,386 such deaths re- County are hereby required to call and con
corded in the similar period for duct.
-Became a law without the Governor's ap-
1950. proval. Filed in office of Secretary of State
.IJune 11, 1951. AND.
Tuberculosis declined slightly un- Said House Bill No. 1399, Laws of Flor-
der pressure of the state's case- ida, Acts of 1951. as follows:
SAN ACT to Fix the Compensation of the
finding and treatment program con- Members of the County Board of Pubic In-
ducted by the state board of health, struction In Gulf County, -Florida, and To
Provide From What Funds Same Shall Be
the state tuberculosis board, the l'aid, and To Repeal All Laws In Conflict
Tuberculosis and Health Associa- With-Said Act; l'roviding for Referendum.
uBE IT ENACTED by the Legislature of
tion.and other agencies in the field. the state of Florida:
Section 1. That each member of the
Tuberculosis deaths were down County Board of Public Instruction in Gllf
from 259 recorded for the first six County, State of Florida. shall be paid the
rsum of fifty ($50.00) dollars per month and
months of 1950 to 246 for the simi- ten cents (10) per mile for their traveling
expenses to and from whatever place they
lar period this year. may be called on business in the interest of
Marriages showed definite gains. the state and county.
Section 2. Tbhat the compensation pro-
A total of 14,205 couples were wed vided for in Section 1 hereof shull become
Effective on the 1st day of July, 1951, and
during the first six months of this shall be paid to. each member of said board
year, as compared with 13,623 cere- out of the general county school fund and
shall be paid irrespective of any budget re-
monies performed for the same pe- quirement, law 'rule or regulation.
Section" 3. That should any section or
riod in 1950. Divorces held fairly part of :-. ,. ,, this act be held unconsti-
steady, with 9,391 couples cutting tutional, r ...fn. aall not afft nly other
portion thereof :that is constitutional, or
the marnage knot up to June 30 of any law in force at the time of the passing
of this act.
this year, as compared with 9,320 section 4. '-,r all laws or parts of
such actions during the same pe- laws in conflict' with this act be and the
same are hereby: repealed.
riod in 1950. Section 5. This act shall take effect im-
___mediately upon its passage and approval by
the citizens of Gulf County in an election to
The first paper in North Dakota be' held at a time set by the Board of
County Commissioners, provided that Pscll
appeared in Bis'narck in 1873. election shall not be held later than the 5th
day of November, A. D. 1951.
Became a law without the Governor's ap-
proval. Filed in office of Secretary of State
June 11, 1951.
The polls will lie open at the voting place.
JNERAL HOMEr at 7:00 o'clock, a. m. until 7:00.o'clock p.
'LANCE SERVICE Tlhe various polling places will lie as fol-
Prer1Fct No '1-Mrs Emma Stonr's buiiil-
ione 326 -- Day or Night in Wewabiitchka.
Precinct' No. 2-City Hall. Wewaliitchka.
Precinct No. 3.-Pippin's Store, Dalkeith.
Precinct No. 4-Schoolhouse, Overstreet.
Precinct No. '5-Forehand's building, Lot
2, Block D, Highland View.
R FRIENDS Precinct No. 6-Community House, White
T ____ 'Precinct No. 7'-Doctor's office, Kenney's
Precinct No .--City Hall, Port St. Joe.
f'S BAR Precinct No. 9-Centennial Building, Port
S /s/ B. E. KENNEY, Chairman
f52 |t Board County Commissioners,
SAttest: ulf County, Florida.
GEORGE Y. CORE,
Clerk Circuit Court.
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