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PORT ST. JOE
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Official Paper for Gulf
County, Devoted To the
of the Entire County
"Port St. Joe The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
VOLUME XV FORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1951 NUMBER 2
School Trustee Final Population Plans Developing VOTERS TURN THUI
Election Is Called Figures Released By On Bond Issue for ON SCHOOL BOA
Bureau of Census
For November 6 Shows Gulf County Added 7.3% To County's Schools PUBLICATION
Its Population, St. Joe 15%,
Voters To Also ass On Mill- and Wewahitchka 26.1% Committee Set Up and Meet- Dedication Service
age To Be Assessed for Urban areas of Gulf county gen- e He or
SSchool erally reflected an increase in pop- Out Set-up At Methodist Church
Operation of ulation in 1950 as compared with.
1940, according to final figures com- When the news broe about the Services Set for Sunday At New
Notice of an election to be held piled by the bureau of the census expansion program of the St. Joe Building With W. S. C. S. In
November 6 for the purpose of se- The county itself reflected an in- Paper Company, the school board Charge of Program
lecting three trustees for the Gulf crease of 7.3%, or from a popula- of Gulf county immediately began
county school board and to set the tio not 6,951 in 1940 to 7,460 in 1950. to formulate plans for a bond issue The Woman's Society of Chris-
to formulate plans for a bond issuetian Service of the Port St. Joe
village to be assessed and collected Port St. Joe, according to the fig- to build and enlarge in order to take tan ervce of the Port St. Joe
for the operation of the county's ures, had a population of 2,393 in care of children who soon would be Methodist Church has planned a
schools for the next two years (1952 1940, with the 1950 figures showing enrolling in school. day of dedication which will be ob-
and 1953) appears in this issue of 2,752, an increase of 15%. With its A firm of architects has been served at the new building Sunday,
The Star. present rapid growth it is antici- hired and a survey made by the October 7.
The school board has been recom- pated that within a few years the state department of education. The The ceremony will begin with the
mending: a levy of 3 mills for the population will be crowding the 10,- next step was to get together a 11 o'clock service Sunday morning,
past two years, but now is recom- 000 mark of representatives from civic at which time the church organ will
mending. 7 mills for the two-year Wewahitchka had a population of gus to assist in te ond issue-a be dedicated, with the Rev. A. E.
period in order to take care of an 1,022 in 1940, which grew to 1,289 planning committee. At the same Middlebrooks, superintendent of the
planning committee. At the same
anticipated increase in school at- in 1950, an increase of 26.1%. time, Superlintendent Tom Owens aranna district, giving the dedica-
tendance, which would necessitate For the state as a whole, the fi- was approached by a group of citi- tory address. He wil be assisted by
hiring additional teachers, provid- nal population on April 1 of this zens, oferin their help and asking the pastor, Rev. Warren Lindsey.
ing more school buses, making ad- year was 2,771,305, an increase of him to meet with them and explain After the morning service, there
editions to present equipment and 873,891, or 46.1% over that of 1940. the internal affairs of the schools will be "dinner-on-the-ground" (as-
buildings, and other items. Among the states, Florida ranked in order that they might help con-ket lunches provided by the church
Qualified- voters in Wewahitchka 20th in population. The 1950 popu- structively and intelligently. women). This will be followed in
and Dalkeith will vote in the city nation of Florida was about 80 decided the afternoon by the regular quar-
hall at Wewahitchka. Poll holders times as large as its population in planning committee and the citi- terly conference and at 2:30 by a
will be Mrs. Leona O'Neal, clerk; 1830, the first year in which the zes committee and meet on Mon- musical program. World-wide com-
Mrs. Belle Cumbie, Hettie Britt and present area of the state was enu- day nights at.the Port St. Joe high union service is to be observed
SMrs. Clarence Whitfield, inspectors. merated in a federal census. school for a class of instruction in during the evening worship.
The second grdup of poll holders At present there are 305 places in the minimum foundation program. The Woman's Society of Chris-
will lbe made up of C. L. Morgan, Florida incorporated as cities, vil- Purpose of this group is to learn tan Service extends a cordial invi-
clerk: C W. Norton, Kenneth Whit- lages or towns, and 30 unincorpor- the setup, the administration, and tionto interested persons desir-
ficld and Fioyd Lister, inspectors, ated places of 100 inhabitants or the inner workings of int schools ing to attend these services, especi-
Voters in Port St. Joe, Highland more. The incoiirted places range of Florida, and Gulf contFy, in 1par- ally to the many merchants, organi-
View OVtCrstre. ,. WAite Cir ..Oak in aiz2 flriomto,4Mtecca.andMontte cular zatlns ad individuals wwho gaveso.
Grove and Kenney's Mill will vote \lV-:ia which have no population This enthusiastic group met last liberally to the organ fund, making
at the St. ,Joe city hall. The poll- reported in.1950 to the city of Mi- Monday night for the first time, and possible the purchase and early pay-
holders will be Mrs. E. C. Pridgeon ami with a-population of 249,276. the next meeting will be October 8 ment of the organ, the accomplish-
Jr., clerk; Mrs. N, E. Dees, Mrs. W. -- --at 8 p. at the St. Joe high school. ment of which is responsible for the
C. Forehand and Mrs. Carl Holsen- C H D L This is not a ce committee, and church's ability to hold a dedica-
back. The-scuorid gruuI will'be'S Core Heads Dead Lakes This is not a closed committee, and tion service at this time.
back. The second group will be S. all citizens of Port St. Joe and ad- tion service at this time.
L. Barke, clef;- Robert Bellows, J. Sportsmen's Association P td ad ------_-----
joining communities interested in
spectors.W George Core of Wewahitchka was helping in th e progress of our Two Establishments Are
In order to qualify for this elec- elected as president of the Dead schools are cordially invited to at- Entered Saturday Night
tion and have their names placed Lakes Sportsmen's Association at a tend.
on the ballot, candidates must sub- meeting of that body held last Fri- --- The A. N. depot and the Ward
mit a petition to the school board day night in the county seat city. Demonstration Council Clinic were broken into some time
signed by at least five qualified Other officers named at this time Meets At Overstreet Saturday night by vandals appar-
electors. This must be in the school were H. O. Pridgeon, Wewahitchka, ently in search of cash. In both in-
board office by October 20, which secretary-treasurer; D. B. Hayes, The Gulf County Senior Home stances screens were ripped from
is 15 days before date of the elec- Blountstown, first vice-president; Demonstration Council meeting was windows and the glass broken.
tion. W. F. Randolph, Apalachicola, sec- held Thursday of last week at the At the clinic, whoever broke in
A qualified elector, as everyone ond vice-president; B. B. Conklin, Overstreet community building with stepped on a table under the win-
proba'bly knows, is any resident of Port St. Joe, third vice-president; an attendance of 28, the Overstreet dow and from there to the edge of
the county who pays taxes on real W. A. Watts, Panama City, fourth Home Demonstration Club acting a small lavatory, breaking it loose
and personal property and whb are vice-president. as hostess for the affair. from the wall and opening the joint
-otherwise qualified according to Directors are J. E. Pridgeon and Mrs. P. G. Hart, president, pre- in one of the pipes. Water from the
law. Dr. Harold Canning, Wewahitchka; sided over the .business meeting, break spurted upward, washing out
__-- --- Earl Tom Pridgeon and W. R. Blair, which was held in the morning. a hole in the fiber board ceiling and
Blountstown; L. G. Buck and V. G. Ms.G. S. Croxton at this time gave flooding the entire building. Noth-
Legion Auxiliary Plans Sangaree, Apalachicola; George G. an excellent report of the stateing was missing, according to Dr.
Display At County Fair Tapper and A. L. Ward, Port St. 'council meeting held in July. Ward.
IJoe; Elmer Faile and George Mc- Following a covered dish luncheon, At the depot as far as could be
The American Legion Auxiliary Call, Panama City. an exchange of plants and shrubs found, only thing taken was fifty-
will endeavor to have a display at The usual big cafish supper was which many o the seven cents from a drawer. No at-
the Gulf County Fair to be held in enjoyed by the sportsmen attending men took part. A short game was tempt was made on the safe.
Port St. Joe October 22 to 27. the annual meeting, enjoyed, after which Miss Kather-----
The ladies plan to have fancy- ne- Simpson of Tallahassee, cloth- Goes To Panama City c
work, handicraft articles, and can- 'Heck' In Town ing specialist, talked 'briefly to the E. R. Nix, with the local Danley .a
ning displays, and are asking any- T. H. "Heck" Jones of Panama ladies, emphasizing planning, good furniture store for the past three J
one desiring to make an entry to City, former resident of our fair .buymanship and good construction months, left Monday for Panama
contact Mrs. P. G. Hart, phone 2511, city, dropped in at The Star office 'of clothing. City to take a position in the ac- j
or the-home demonstration agent, Wednesday morning to say hello A miniature potted catcus plant, counting department of the Inter- i
Miss Emma Stevenson, at Wewa- and pay up his subscription. While the door prize, was won by Mrs. national Paper Company. Mr. Clyde
hitchka, as early as possible. here he checked up on a number of Clarence Whitfield of Overstreet. Parker has taken the job with Dan- N
--- his old friends. I _ley's vacated by Mr. Nix. c
To Mlake'Home In New Jersey ---+- TAPPER COMPANY OFFERS -- d
Mrs., Frances Lewis and children, Doc Lewis In Town NEW SERVICE TO ST. JOE Upped To Sergeant
who formerly lived in Miami, left .Dr. W. A. Lewis, who has been a The George G. Tapper Company, Cpl (now Sgt.) Ralph E. Plair
Wednesday from Tallahassee via patient in an Atlanta hospital for in keeping in step with our rapidly- writes that he has been promoted
plane for Summit, N. J., after sev- a considerable time, arrived in St. growing city, has installed a ready- to sergeant. He is stationed in Ger- t
eral weeks' visit here with her par- Joe last week for a visit with his mix concrete plant with four ready- many with the medical corps and e
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Grimsley. wife and brand new daughter, born mix trucks capable of delivering has been overseas for the past six d
apt. and Mrs. Lewis will make September 27. 150 yards of concrete mix per day. months. t
their home in the New Jersey city ----- -----This new service generally con- t
ini the future. Expected Home Today fined to the larger cities, will allow It's A Daughter!
-- Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Mears expect people to get designed mix concrete S/Sgt. and Mrs. Claude Cowart
Taking In World Series to return home today from a week's at a cheaper price never available of Macon, Ga., announce the birth
George Tapper, A. L. Ward and vacation spent in Plant City and in Port St. Joe obefore-and without of a daughter, Donna Carissa, on S
Ed Ramsey left Monday for New Tampa, where they visited with rel- fuss or feathers. Just let George Monday, October 1, at a Macon hos- f
York to take in the world series, atives and friends, do it pitaL
RD PAY; OKEH
Total of 1,102 Turn Out To
Voice Opinion On Contro-
Despite the fact that the election
was held on Saturday, a consider-
able number of Gulf county voters
turned out to express their opinion
as to whether or not the minutes of
the school board and county com-
mission, with all expenditures, shall
be published, and whether or not
members of the school board re-
ceive a straight $50 per month sal-
ary, plus mileage, or receive the
present $10 per meeting, plus mile-
age. Much credit for the turnout of
voters goes to women's groups in
both ends of the county, who talked
and worked tirelessly.
The complete figures, furnished
The Star through the courtesy of
Clerk George Core, are published
Publishing of Minutes
Precinct: For Vs.
E. Wewahitchka --....--. 67 42
W. Wewahitchka ..---- 47 22
Dalkeith 17 0
Overtstreet -....... 12 1
Highland View ----- 33 21
White City 7 11
Kenney's Mill._-.-..- 40 3
N. Port St. Joe_-.---- 24 19,
-S. -Port St.-3-oe:r.::.: 3 85
TOTALS --.... ....- 350 204
School Board Salaries
Precinct: For Vs.
E. Wewahitchka -....... 37 71
W. Wewahitchka ...---.: 16 52
Dalkeith 12 4
Overtstreet ...-... ....- 4 9
Highland View ....-..-..- 24 30
White City 9 9
Kenney's Mill.-- ...- ...... 13 28
N. Port St. Joe.---...... 6 36.
S. Port St. Joe ............ 39 149
TOTALS..---......... -- 160 388
The 1,102 ballots cast were di-
vided by precincts as follows:
East Wewahitchka ......---..-.....217
West Wewahitchka ------ .137
Highland View 108
White City 36
Kenney's Mill 84
North Port St. Joe -..--............ 85
South Port St. Joe -.......-- .... 376
Moonshine' Is Fatal
For Colored Resident
Isaiah Smith, 53, colored, arrested
Saturday night 'by Officers M. A.
Kelly and R. L. Edwards on charges
of possession of moonshine whiskey
and drunkenness, died in the city
ail some time Saturday night.
Chief Buck Griffin checked the
ail at midnight and saw Smith ly-
ng on the bunk, apparently asleep.
When he came back at 1 o'clock
vith a plate of food for the pris-
oner he discovered that he was
To Make Home Here
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Buttram and
three children of Slocomb, Ala., are
expected to arrive in St. Joe Satur-
lay to make their home. Mr. But-
ram is employed as a machinist at
he paper mill.
Suffers Broken Leg
Ferrell Allen Jr., tackle on the
;t. Joe Shark football team, suf-
ered a broken leg in the game at
Apalachicola last Friday.
PAETOTESAPOTS.JE UFCONY LRD RDAOTBR515
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE O. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
Baptist W. M. U. Installs
Officers for New Year
The Woman's Missionary Union
of the First Baptist Church met at
the church Monday afternoon for
the regular business meeting, the
first of the new church year. Mrs.
E. C. Cason, outgoing president,
opened the meeting after which the
song, "Jesus Calls Us," was sung,
followed with prayer Iby Rev. L. J.
Keels. Mrs. W. J. Ferrell gave the
devotional and prayer from Deut.
The minutes were read and re-
ports -given by the secretary, Mrs.
J. 0. Baggett, and the treasurer,
Mrs. W. S. Smith, gave her report.
The meeting was then turned over
to Dr. J. H. Avery, pastor of the
Panama City First Baptist Church,
who gave a very inspiring talk to
the new officers for the ensuing
year, who were installed at this
time. He stressed the point of team-
,work, urging each officer and mem-
bers of the W. M. U. as a whole to
give of their best in every way so
that the ensuing year's work will
-be a success.
Officers installed at this -time
were Mrs. W. J. Ferrell, president;
Mrs. W. J. Daughtry, first vice-pres-
ident; Mrs. W. M. Chafin, second
.vice-president; Mrs. Wesley Ram-
sey, young people's leader; Mrs. J.
O. Baggett, recording secretary;
Mrs. E. C. Cason, corresponding sec-
retary; Mrs. W. S. Smith, treasurer.
Chairmen-Rev. L. J. Keels, Bible
study; Mrs. C. R. Saunders, stew-
ardship; Mrs. Ralph Nance, mis-
sion study; Mrs. C. G. Costin, com-
rmunity missions; Mrs. C. A. Mc-
Clellan, training school; Mrs. A. V.
Bateman, Margaret fund' Mrs. J. J.
Clements; children's home; Mrs., W.
I.: Carden,' publicity; Mrs. George
Cooper, social; Mrs. L. J. Keels,
music; Mrs. C. H. McKnight, flow-
ers; Mrs. J. D. Lane, war relief.
Counselors-Mrs. J. C. Horton, Y.
W. A.; Mrs. W. M. Chafin, Inter-
mediate; Mrs. E. R. DuBose, Junior
G. A.; P. B. Fairley Jr., Intermedi-
ate R. A.; Mrs. Joe Bracewell, Ju-
nior R. A.; Mrs. Ralph Nance, No.
1 Sunbeam Band; Mrs. T. E. Parker,
No. 2 Sunbeam Band.
GLENN WAYNE NELSON
Mrs. F. F. Nelson honored her
little son, Glenn Wayne, on his sec-
ond birthday, September 22, with a
party at her home on Long Avenue.
Decorations of multi-colored bal-
loons were used. The table was cen-
tered with a white and blue cake
topped with two lighted candles,
which the honoree had the pleasure
of blowing out.
After a session of games, the
small guests were invited to enjoy
cake and cokes. Favors of candy
cups, balloons and whistles were
presented to all.
Enjoying this occasion with Glenn
Wayne were Brenda-Tomlinson, Ed-
die McFarland, Kenneth Brodnax
and Jason Solomon. Sending gifts,
but unable to be present were Allen
Hallmark and Gilda Gilbert.
The hostess was assisted in serv-
ing and entertaining by Rose Mary
and Celia Tomlinson.
Rev. and Mrs. Samuel J. Allen
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Elisabeth Eleanor Allen,
to LoWell P. Tyler, son of Mr. and
\Mrs. Carroll Tyler of Dover'Fox-
croft, Maine. Sergeant Tyler is sta-
tioned at Tyndall Field. They will
he married Monday, October 22, at
the Presbyterian manse, this city.
Home From Vacation
Miss Hazel Smith returned home
Sunday from a week's vacation la
Douglas, Ga.,where she visited the
C. A. Strickland family.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lewis of this
city are the proud parents of a
daughter, born Thursday, Septem-
ber 27. The young lady has been
named Susan Frances.
Mr. and Mrs. Loston Carter of
this city announce the birth of a
daughter, Karen Ann, on Friday,
(All births -occurred at the Port St.
Joe Municipal Hospital.)
MRS. PRIDGEON HONORS
SON ON 12th BIRTHDAY
Mrs. E. C. Pridgeon honored her
son, Anthony, on his 12th birthday
last Saturday in her home on 3rd
Street. The many young friends on
arrival presented the honoree with
gaily-wrapped gifts, which were
placed on a table that held a beau-
tiful two-tier cake embossed in
white with the inscription "Happy
Birthday, Anthony" and 12 candles-
which were lighted and blown out
by the honor guest. The cake was
a gift from his grandmother, Mrs.
A. D. Lawson.
Outdoor and indoor games were
enjoyed, with prizes going to Billy
McKeithen and Elaine Musselwhite.
The guests were invited to view
the many gifts, after which cake,
ice cream and punch were served
and each guest presented with a
candy cup as a favor.
Present to enjoy the affair with
Anthony were Robert Montgomery,
David Rich, Billy McKeithen, Eddy
Montgomery, Monty Gentry, Mar-
tha Ford, Jackie Sheffield, Charles
Boyer, Eda Norris, Billy Denton,
Buddy Byrd, Abe Miller, Terrence
Hinote, Gene Bishop, Jimmy Fuller,
Keuntkii Hurlbut; \Elaine -.Mussel-
white, Ekie Gaillard, Tommy Bass,
Albert Gentry, Charles Zimmerman,
George Boyer and Butch Zimmer-
mnan. Sending a gift but not pres-
ent was Paula Bass.
Mrs. Pridgeon was assisted in en
pertaining and serving by Mrs. Carl
Zimmerman and Mrs. Clyde Gentry.
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Miller of Ken-'
ney's Mill are announcing the mar-
riage of their daughter, Montez, to
Pfc. Lloyd Pitts, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Willis Pitts of Kinard,.Fla., on
Monday, September 24, in Missis-
sippi. The young couple are mak-
ing their home in Fort Jackson, S.
C., where the groom is serving with
the armed forces.
TO HOLD MEMBERSHIP TEA
The Port St. Joe Junior Woman's
Club will hold a membership tea on
Monday, October 8, at 8 p. m. in
the Episcopal parish house. Miss
Hazel Burnette has been named as
chairman of the refreshment com-
mittee and Mrs. Betty Sue Norton
is in charge of invitations.
Mrs. Venice Gainous of this city
and Captain James L. Bates of the
Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
City, Okla., were united in marriage
on Sunday, September 30, in Van
Buren, Ark., by Rev. Session of the
St. Johns Methodist Church. Mrs.
Bates returned here Sunday, where
she will" continue to reside for"the
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Manasco of
this city announce the engagement
of their daughter, Dorothy, to Pvt.
Charles Guilford, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Guilford of Overstreet.
Date of the marriage will be an-
nounced later. Private Guilford is
at present stationed at Fort Jack-
son, S. C.
(Additional society on page 7)
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Rebekahs Observe 100th
Anniversary of Fosnding
At the regular meeting of Melody
Rebekah Lodge No. 22 Wednesday
evening of last week, the 100th an-
niversary of the organization of the
Rebekah branch of I. O. O. F. was
observed, with Mrs. Henry Geddie
in charge of the program.
The event was both inspirational
and entertaining due to the fact
that Schuyler Colfax, organizer of
the Rebekah Oddfellowship, felt
that a lodge was an organization to
promote good will and friendship as
well as to serve a worthy need in
W. C. Forehand was celebrating
his 86th birthday the same day, so
everyone joined in wishing him
many happy returns of the day. The
Rebekah Lodge is proud of his 50
years of service to Oddfellowship.
During the social hour following
the meeting, refreshments were en-
joyed !by all.
Next meeting of the lodge will be
Thursday, October 11.
Sunday School Class
Enjoys Beach. Picnic
The primary department of the
First Baptist Church Sunday school
motored to Mexico Beach Thursday
of last week for a weiner roast, with
the hostesses 'being Mrs. E. R. Du-
Bose, superintendent of the pri-
mary department, and Mrs. S. J.
Taylor and 'Mrs. W. J. Daughtry,
teachers. Mrs. J. M. Johns, Mrs.
Aubrey Tomlinson and Mrs. Charles
Davis assisted in entertaining and
The group was conveyed to the
beach 'by church bug, and songs
were enjoyed coming and going.
Games were played at the beach, af-
ter which weiners and iced drinks
were served to the following: Judy
Bateman, Peggy Pyle, Nancy Wil-
son, Freda Trammell, Gail Griffin,
Rodney Spaulding, Alice Land, Clif-
ford Tharpe, Peggy Lewis, Norman
Hall, Dennis Sculley, Edward Mont-
gomery, Imogene Sculley, Margie
Hall, Woodrow Walker, Dianne Mc-
Knight, Katie Walker;-Conime Cli-
son, Andrea 'Martin, Gary L.,er
Brenda Tomlinson, Ray Dell Johns,
Hilda Grace Johns, Jonny Sanson,
Frank Cassidy, Butch Wilson, Da-
vid Rich, Tommy Wynn, Dorothy
Dorminy, Judy Poitevint, Carolyn
Grant, Bland Tharpe, Sharon Gay,
Gennene Wilson, Coleman Tharpe
and Rodney Tharpe.
NORMA JEAN LEWIS IN CAST
OF COLLEGE PRODUCTION
Miss Norma Jean Lewis of this
city is a member of the cast of the
first theater-in-the-round production
to be given at Judson College, Mar-
ion, Ala. The play is the one-act
fantasy,'"Everybody's Husband," by
Gilbert Cannon, and is concerned
with the modern college graduate's
rebellion against the conventional
marriage in which woman has a
subordinate place to man.
The play is ,being produced by
members of Alpha Psi Omega, the
!national honorary dramatic frater-
nity, of which 'Miss Lewis is a
BETTY ANDERSON INDUCTED
INTO OFFICE AT COLLEGE
Miss Betty Otto Anderson of this
city was one of 35 students of Ste-
phens College, Columbia, Mo., form-
ally inducted into majbr campus of-
fices Tuesday of last week at the
first all-school convocation at the
college. Members of the Stepheis
legislature were attired in white
and were presented a red rose as
they took their oath,of office.
Miss "B. O." is the second vice-
president of the Civic Association.
President Homer P. Rainey ad-
ministered the oaths of office in an
impressive ceremony before the stu-
dent body of more than 1600 stu-
Coming Home After Hot Baths
Henry Geddie is expected home
Sunday from Hot Springs, Ark.,
where he has spent the past three
weeks taking the baths at the fa-
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Pork Roast lb. 49c
MULLET lb. 19c
Fresh Shrimp lb. 49c
Picnic Hams Ib. 39c
FLORIDA GRADE "A"
FRYERS lb. 45c
2 cans 25c
2 cans 24c
10 OZ. CANS
2 cans 21c
2 boxes 29c
BRIAR CREEK COFFEE lb. 59c
PEAS -b.--- V
2 Ibs. _27c
-- FROZEN JUICES -- JEWEL, ARMIX and
1 ORANGE and BAKE RITE
1 GRAPEFRUIT SHORTENING
JUICE Bo 25c 3 lb. can 78c
PEAS 1/2 Bushel 69c
One BUBBLE GUM FREE 6 BUTTERFINGERS 2&
with each Loaf of Bread or BABY RUTHS for
Good 01' GEORGIA MEAL
Giant Size SURF WASHING POWDER _- 49c
WE ARY A OML SUPER MARKET
R CB Port St. Joe, Fla.
WE CARRY A COMPLETE LINE OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY OCTOBER 5 1 1
PAGEFOU TH STA, PRT T. OE, ULFCOUTY, LORDA RIDY, OTOBR 5195
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, By The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMIrrH, Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Opeiator, Ad Man, Floor Man, Columnist,
Reporter, Proof Reader and Bookkeeper
Entered as poconil-lass matter, December 10, 1937, at the
'or:toflie. Port St. ,Joe, Fla., under Act of March 8, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
ONE YEAR $2.00 six 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 themselves liable for
damages further than amount recetied 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
THE THINKING VOTER SPEAK
It is indeed gratifying to know that the think-
ing people of Gulf county went to the polls and
voted down the proposed pay raise for members
of the school board and approved publication of
the minutes of the county commissioners and the
school board, together with all expenditures made
by these two bodies, despite the fact that the
election was set on a Saturday, an unprecedented
and never-before-heard-of action.
No longer will school board matters be kept in
the dark, and, too, the taxpayers of the county
will now know exactly where the money goes
that is handled-by the school board and the com-
missioners. While the county commissioners pub-
lish, the minutes of their meetings, during the
past several years they had discontinued listing
expenditures, having discovered some flaw in the
law that allowed them to do this.
And speaking of publication of the minutes,
we have learned that those working against hav-
ing the school board minutes published circu-
lated the false information that the reason the
editor of The Star was urging the voters to vote
for publication of the minutes was that The Star
and the Gulf County Breeze were receiving $900
each for publication of the county. commission
minutes, and that if the school board minutes
were to also be published the two publishers
would practically become swollen plutocrats at
'the expense of the taxpayers.
We'll rise up on pur hind legs right now
and scotch that lie. Had expenditures of the
commissioners been published in the past these
uninformed individuals would have discovered
that The Star receives the munificent sumof $35
per month for publication of the commission
minutes-a total of $420 per year-and that on al-
ternate years The Breeze publishes the minutes
for a like sum, the paper not designated as the
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Senior Class Elects Officers
At the first class meeting of the
year of the senior class of Port St.
Joe high school Monday, the fol-
lowing officers were elected: Mar-
guerite Williams, president; John
Lane, vice-president; Jack Joughin,
secretary aid treasurer; "Bucky"
Walters, editor "The Tattler"; Foy
Scheffer and Marigene Smith, re-
Carvers To Jacksonville
Mr. and Mrs. Kelley Carver, who
have been operating Kelley's Cafe
Sor some time past, have sold their
establishment to Mrs. W. H. Well-
ington and moved to Jacksonville,
where they will re-enter the restau-
Gets Pilot's License
George Tapper last week com-
pleted his required 35 hours' solo
flying at Pensacola and has been
issued a pilot's license.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilma Thursbay of
Millville, formerly of this city, are
announcing the arrival of a daugh-
ter on Tuesday, September 30.
Carlyle Matthews celebrated his
18th birthday Monday evening with
a dinner at the home of his par-
ents. Enjoying the occasion with
him were the MiSses Dorothy Cos-
tin, Marigene Smith, Thelma John-
stone, Royce Goforth and Margie
Kirkland, Dave Maddox, Cornelius
Kirkland and Horace Kelly.
Office Building Nears Completion
The 36 by 120-foot brick office
building under construction at the
St. Joe Paper Company mill for
some time past, is nearing comple-
tion. Estimated cost is $50,000. It is
of two-story construction with of-
fices on the second floor and the
time office, personnel office, locker
rooms, showers and toilets on the
New Baptist Minister
Rev. R. F. IHallofrd of Hueytown,
Ala., has accepted the pastorate of
the First Baptist Church here, va-
cated 'by Rev. J. W. Sisemore.
CLUB COLLECTING INSECTS
The 10A Science Club of the St.
Joe high school is' now underway
and as the first class project the
members are collecting insects. The
first insects collected are butter-
flies, and about 10 different species
have been secured to date. The
specimens are dried on a dry-board
and they will then be placed in
boxes for study.
Advertising doesn't cost, it PAYS!
Advertising doesn't cost, it PAYS!
Roy "Happy" Kemp, head rigger
for the Tidewater Construction Co.,
passed up a golden opportunity to
put thirty bucks in his jeans when
he killed a three-foot rattlesnake in
the Gibson .chicken yard at Beacon
Hill last Saturday. The varmint had
12 rattles on its nethermost extrem-
ity "Happy," proud of his
feat, had his picture made with the
corpse to send home to the folks in
Norfolk, Va. "If I'd only
known it," moaned the big game
hunter, "I could have gotten $10
per foot from the Snakeatorium in
Panama City. I just knocked my-
self outa thirty simoleons." .
That is an easy way to make extra
cash on the side-or is it? He
said the rattler was quite a novelty
to him, since they don't have 'em
up in Virginia where he hails from.
Does classified advertising in The
Star pay, or doesn't it? Well,
W. H. Weeks out at Highland View
KNOW'S it does. Last week he put
a class ad in the paper to sell his
stock of goods. "Business is getting
too good,"' he told us. "I'm having
to work too hard, and I'm getting
lazy as a cooter'ri my old age, so I
official county organ publishing the minutes free
of charge as a public service so that the residents
of the county might keep informed. And this
sum is one of the lowest paid in Florida for pub-
lication of such matter. Next year, any informa-
tion carried by The Star in regard to activities
of the county comrhission will be done so free of
cost to the taxpayers, since The Breeze next year
will be designated as the official paper.
Had the pay raise for school board members
passed, each would have received $600 per year
plus 10 cents per mile traveling expense-from
the pockets of the taxpayers-and then who
would become the swollen plutocrats?
According to a press dispatch we read the
other day, if you are a 29-year-old average male,
you can look forward to paying a minimum of
$34,700 in taxes by the time you are 65-that is,
if you don't work yourself to death in an en-
deavor to raise that amount and manage to eat
This average 29-year-old earns $4,300 a year,
has two children and a mortgaged home. Of
that $34,700 tax bill almost half-$15,684-will go
for federal income taxes. The rest will be levied
in the form of real property taxes, social security,
gasoline tax, state incomebtax, various excise and
"luxury" taxes (if he is able to afford any of the
so-called luxuries), and so down the long list.
The $34,700 figure, remember, is a minimum.
No one can forecast the future with accuracy. In
fact, if government goes on with the prodigal
waste that has characterized it for a generation,
the ultimate tax bill for the 29-year-old average
man, and everyone else, will be far higher. On
top of that, more government-induced inflation
will sharply reduce the purchasing power of
what little money we have left after the tax col-
lector gets through.
It is commonly argued that wars and the threat
of more wars make these tremendous taxes in--
evitable. That's an easy alibi for the professional
bureaucrats, but it won't hold water. The most
thorough studies indicate that federal spending
for just the single current fiscal yer, could be
cut by as much at $.10Ci0(l(0(H I)0"Tithout af-
fecting the defense program in any way-just by
doing away with a million or so unnecessary em-
ployes holding down jobs in hundreds of un-
Government is now the greatest squanderer of
our money and resources and labor-and you pay
for it whether you're 29, 59 or 99,
A zoology professor at Bethel College, Tenn.,
was fired from his job because he belonged to a
nudist colony. How alse can zoology be studied?
You don't put pants on a frog before studying
him, do you?
think I'll just sell out." Here's
what he wrote us Friday morning:
"Dear Editor Stop everything!
Your sheet works too fast! By some
hook or crook your paper got in cir-
culation Thursday. I sold out be-
fore I got my Star. The buyers said
they had been wanting to 'buy me
out for five years and did not know
I was 'wanting to sell. Stop circu-
lating the ad." The Star didn't
get in circulation by hook or crook.
Miss Marjorie Rogers, an up-and-
coming young lady, has The Star
franchise in Highland View and
picks up her papers on Thursday
after school, thus getting the jump
on those who get theirs through the
mail on Friday. ... Yep, as we're
continually bleating: "Star Classi-
fied Ads Bring Quick Results At
Australia covers an area or o,,3u,-
000 square miles.
Port St. Joe, Florida
Come In for A Game of Pool, and Then Try Our. .'.
OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL
and remember, we still have that Draft Beer on tap
ST. JOE BAR AND BILLIARDS
Port St. Joe's Newest
We invite everyone to come in and look
over our new store and, Complete Stock of
Home Furnishings and to register for
the following handsome prizes:
RCA Table Model Radio
To Be Awarded Thursday, October 4
DRAWING AT 5:00 P. M.
UMdern Special Innerspring Mattress
To Be Awarded Friday, October 5
DRAWING AT 5:00 P. M.
5-PIECE DINETTE SUITE
To Be Awarded Saturday, October 6
DRAWING AT 6:00 P. M.
SOUVENIRS and REFRESHMENTS!
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY ANYTHING! ...
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN!
No One Under 18 Years of Age Allowed To Register
Modern Furniture Co.
NEXT DOOR TO COOPER'S BARBER SHOP
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Service Officer To Be Here
Preston L. Nicholas of Apalachi-
cola, assistant state service officer,
will be in iSt. Joe next Monday at
the city hall from 8:30 to 11 a. m.
for ithe purpose of helping veterans
or their dependents in filing claims
for compensation ,benefits or solv-
ing their insurance problems.
It pays to advertise try it!
:, and Repairing
ST. JOE ELECTRIC
0 Opposite Port Theater
da** ** *****.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1951
FRIAY OCOE 5, 195 THE STR OTS.JE UFCONY LRDAEFV
Mrs. Bill Ebersole of Macon, Ga.,
is visiting here with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Belin, and other
relatives and friends.
A FINE NEW
when you purchase a
4 WATC H
Here is your opportunity to replace that
cracked or broken watch crystal today
j-FREE OF CHARGE-ond protect your
watch movement from dust and dirt
CHOOSE ANY CRYSTAL YOU
LIKE ,. 4 deV e a t 4a4,e
And choose any one of dozens of. beautiful
new J-B Watch Band styles, all at our regu.
lar prices, as nationally advertised. Come
in today-remember this ABSOLUTELY FREE
crystal offer, with the purchase of a J-E
Watch Band, is good for one week only.
Choose a J-B Watch Band for as little as
-I $4.95. tax included.
,ROYAL, CHAMPION-A handsome.
rugged full expansion bad env
man will be proud to wear Yellow.
pink or white.
LA PETITE-A graceful full expan.
sion watch band that will add
beauty to any lady's watch; exclu.
sive End-O-Malic Ends. Yellow.
pink or white.
We will also attoah your new J-B Walch Band
. while you wait ... without extra charge.
Port St. Joe Florida
Miss de Souza Expresses Movie Stars To Visit
Appreciation To Residents Port St. oe sdy
The following letter was received I
this week from Miss Eunice de Famous Director and Seven Film
Souza,, a missionary student from Celebrities Will Stop Here
Brazil who recently visited in Port On Tour of State
St. Joe and who is now attending
Southwestern Seminary, Ft. Worth, Stars will shine in Port St. Joe
Texas: next Tuesday noon when seven of
"Dear Mrs. Smith-How are you? Hollywoods' film stars and a fa-
I am awful !busy with such studies mous director will stop over at the
here and my work at library. Every- Port Theater at 12:40 p. m. to meet
thing is all right except the hours the public and perhaps make a few
that are very short for me. Some- impromptu talks.
times I want write to everyone that The group will abe headed by in-
I love, but there is no much time ternationally famous Director-Actor
after I am through with the books Alfred Hitchcock, while the cinema
and the work-always is bed-timie. celebrities are Brian Donlevy, Dale
"I love here. We really are a huge Robertson, Michael O'Shea, Michael
family in the Seminary enjoying all Rennie, Mala Powers and Constance
classes and the fellowship. Smith.
"I thank you very much for the Movie producers are recognizing
newspaper which you sent me. I the possibilities in Florida, and dur-
read it carefully and I sent the ar- ing the past two years millions of
ticle 'Girl Missionary Student From dollars have been spent in the state
Brasil Visit St. Joe' to Dad that I by the industry, some of the recent
am sure enjoyed it as well as I did. films completed here being "Distant
You're very kind, Mrs. Smith. Drums," "The Greatest Show On
"I am very glad to hear from such Earth," "The Barefoot Mailman"
nice friends from St. Joe, once a and "Cross Winds."
while. I know that specially the
women in First Baptist Church are JUNIOR ROYAL AMBASSADORS
praying for me. It is a wonderful ENJOY EXPEDITION TO RIVER
help. The work is heavy but 'with Joe Bracewell, outgoing counselor
God all things are possible' and so for the Junior Royal Ambassadors
I am keeping my desire to serve
Him better every day, preparing
"Give my regards to. all. I do
hope see you again.
EUNICE de SOUZA."
Former Principal Visits
Harold Bell, former principal of
the Port St. Joe schools, now resid-
ing in Panama City, was a business
or the baptist unurcn, Mrs. Brace-
well and the new counselor, J. A.
Alligood, entertained the class last
week-end with a camping and fish-
ing trip to the Brothers River.
Those enjoying the trip were Joe
Manasco, William Chafin, Julian Da-
vis, Donald Keels, Glenn Alligood
and David Musselwhitp.
Bees are said to be worth twenty
times as much in pollinating crops
BOY SCOUT NEWS
TIM ELDER, Scribe
Boy Scout Troop No. 47 held its
regular meeting Monday night at
the Scout Hut. The younger boys
were instructed how to tie knots,
which will be continued next Mon-
day. The older boys continued study
on the plumbing merit badge in the
back of the hut. Plumbing will be
studied one more week before the
tests are given.
The next meritbadge study to be
taken up will be rock collecting.
Scoutmaster Simpson has a collec-
tion of his own he will show the
Now Open For Business...
COLD WAVES _$7.50 to $35.00
MACHINE and MACHINELESS
WAVES $6.50 to $35.00
225 Reid Avenue Phone 404
CLARA YATES, Owner and Manager
S_ visitor in St. Joe Tuesday. as in producing honey.
Mrs. Hortense Comforter
W. P. 'Pete' Comforter
DAY or NIGHT
Charles J. Watkins
Assistant Funeral Director
PORT ST. JOE
Beginning Our Sixth Year Serving Gulf County
IN TIME OF NEED .
A family which has lost a dear one is oftentimes helpless from bereavement. Yet, plans and preparations
must be made. Someone must see to the many details of a funeral service. More and more families, in
their time of need, rely on us completely. .. In your hour of sorrow we can be of service.
COMFORTER FUNERAL HOME
"No Family, Regardless of Financial Circumstances, Will Be Denied Our Services"
0 I mm as
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1951
The scout committee met Wed-
nesday night to discuss plans for a
Scout Circus in Port St. Joe. The
committee is made up of Franklin
Jones, chairman; A. L. Ward, in-
stitutional representative; M. P.
Tomlinson, Ed Ramsey and Floyd
Roberts. Scoutmaster J. T. Simp-
son was also present.
There are 47 Scouts registered in
the troop for the year 1951-52. Earl
Costin and Ed Eells are assistant
ToRelieie D5LS S
OUOD ORnTABLETS-SAMtE FAST REUEF
PAGE SIX THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1951
Parcel Post Rates
Go Up 25 Per Cent
House and Senate Bills On Hike for
First Class and Air Mail Now
Most parcel post rates went up
an average of 25% Monday, as those
taking packages in to Chauncey
Costin's postal emporium found to
their surprise. The move was de-
signed to put this branch of the
postal service on a pay-as-you-go
basis. It is estimated the increase
will bring in an additional $100,000,-
000 yearly to cover a deficit which
has annually ranged around that
figure the last several years:
The upward revisions were au-
thorized by the interstate commerce
commission last may after congress
had rejected Postmaster Jesse Don-
aldson's requests for higher rates
and advised him to turn to the ICC
under a little-used law which au-
thorizes the commission, on request,
to deal with parcel post.
The parcel post changes cover
general parcel post and catalog
mailings (hard on Sears and Mont-
gomery Ward). The ICC also au-
thorized increases in book rates,
subject to further study. The long-
standing free mailing of books for
'the blind will continue.
The changes raise the local rate
for a 1-pound parcel from 10c to 15c
and for a 70-pound parcel from 64c
HIGHLAND VIEW NEWS
By MARJORIE ROGERS
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Miller have
purchased the stock of the W. H.
-Weeks dry goods store and will op-
erate it in future. They formerly
ran a grocery store here, and we
welcome them back.
Mrs. W. C. Forehand honored her
husband on his 86th birthday Sep-
tember 26 with a birthday party. A
host of friends called, wishing him
many more birthdays.
Mrs. H. V. Burke honored her
daughter, Glenda with a party Sep-
tem'ber 27 marking her 9th birth-
day. Twenty-two guests enjoyed the
affair, and after participating in a
number of games, were served iced
The 1-pound package in the past
going to the eighth and most dis-
tant zone (over 1800 miles) for 1Sc
now costs 27c. The maximum weight
parcel of 70 pounds, formerly $7.97
for eighth zone delivery, has gone
up to $9.93. Proportionate increases
have been made in the intermediate
zones and in the separate catalog
Congress has also, voted increases
in other postal charges, but differ-
ent bills passed by house and sen-
ate are in process of being compro-
mised. Among other things, the sen-
ate approved 4c postage for the
present 3c letter and a hike in air-
mail from 6c to 8c per ounce, which
the house failed to accept.
drinks and birthday cake. As a me-
mento of the occasion, each guests
received a memorandum book.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Skipper of
Atlanta, Ga., spent last week here
with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Skipper.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Adams of
Jacksonville spent the week-end
here with their son and family, Mr.
and Mrs. T. M. Adams.
Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Capps had
as their guests Sunday Mr. and Mrs.
George Capps of Kinard.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Story visited
in Savannah, Ga., last Saturday with
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Story.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Waltman spent
the week-end in Panama City with
the latter's sister and family, Mr.
and Mrs. A. H. Eldridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Miles visited
in Pensacola Monday with Mrs. Lily
house and Mrs. Buddy Carr.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Martin of Bon-
ifay were the week-end guests of
the former's uncle and family, Mr.
and Mrs. L. H. Kelly.
Mrs. Henry Butts honored her
daughter Mavis with a party Sep-
tember 30 on her 13th birthday. A
number of games were enjoyed by
the ten guests present, with the
prize going to Martha Ray. After
singing "Happy Birthday" to the
honoree, all were served birthday
cake and iced drinks.
Loren Kelly is visiting in Fort
White this week'with his sister and
family, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Williams.
-Some birds, swifts for example,
A NEW SERVICE
for PORT ST. JOE
No more fuss and bother in pouring Foundatidns, Steps,
Driveways, Sidewalks, etc. .. Let George do it .
JUST CALL 238 OR 403
FOR YOUR READY MIX CONCRETE, SAND,
GRAVEL or CEMENT
GEORGE G. TAPPER CO., Inc.
Port St. Joe
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PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB
Winter Lawn Beauty
In the past few years many home-
owners in the southern states have
found the secret .to winter lawn
beauty. This winter lawn program
is simple and easy to follow. It will
take only a few hours to put in
your winter lawn.
The winter grasses used are shal-
low rooted and will not forage deep
enough to injure or disturb the
permanent grasses. To provide an
ample supply of food nutrients,
within easy reach of the roots of
these winter grasses, it is necessary
that a feeding of complete plant
food be made.
Here are the three simple steps
to winter lawn beauty:
1. Early in the fall, cut the grass
on your permanent lawn close
and remove the clippings.
. Apply a complete plant food
evenly on the surface. Use 4
pounds per 100 square feet of area.
3. Sow evenly with winter rye
grass seed, rake in lightly and
soak down thoroughly. Water daily
I HAVE PURCHASED THE ENTIRE STOCK OF
DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS
FROM W. H. WEEKS AT HIGHLAND VIEW.
I cordially invite my friends and former cus-
tomers to come in and see me.
I INTEND TO SELL THE
ENTIRE STOCK AT 10% LESS THAN
THE PRESENT MARK-UP
and Offer the following SPECIALS this week:
A LARGE STOCK OF
MEN'S WORK CLOTHING
TURNER, N &'W and POLLY BRANDS
No. 1 Turner KHAKI PANTS-$2.95
SHIRTS TO MATCH ---- $1.95
CHAMBRAY SHIRTS --- $1.35
White PAINTERS' OVERALLS_$1.98
N & W OVERALLS_ ---$2.98
100 LADIES' DRESSES-Each_$1.00
CHILDREN'S DRESSES Each _$1.00
THOUSANDS OF YARDS OF
Fruit of the Loom PRINTS Yd.___46c
SHOES and SANDALS Pair___$1.00
THE ABOVE PRICES ARE FOR CASH ONLY!
Mrs. Mack Miller
until seed germination.
Follow these easy steps and you
will have a beautiful lawn all win-
ter long. Next spring, when the
permanent grass starts growing,
these wi''n grasses will be easily
Send The Sta to a friend.
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
THE STAR PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTdY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1951
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1951
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Baptist WMU Auxiliaries
Hold Promotion Service
Promotion services of W. M. U.
auxiliaries of the Baptist Church
were held Monday night at 7:30,
opening with the song, "Jesus Calls
Us," followed with prayer by Rev.
L. J. Keels.
"Five Chief Aims" were given by
five Y. W. A. girls, the Misses June
Smith, Sadie Arnett, Hellon Jones,
Allie O'Brian and Wilma Padgett,
and "Mission Education" by the fol-
lowing members of the Junior Girls'
Auxiliary: Celia Tomlinson, Patty
Ingram, Sandfa Bracewell, Valeria
Roberts, Kathryn Elliott and Elaine
Mrs. Ralph Nance presented the
following Sunbeams with certifi-
cates: Diane McKnight, Judy Poite-
vint, Hilda Grace Johns, Madeline
Gill, Freda Trammell and Connie
*Chason, and the Junior G. A. coun-
selor, Mrs. E. R. DuBose, welcomed
them into the Junior Girls' Auxili-
The Intermediate counselor, Mrs.
M. H. Chafin, welcomed the follow-
ing Junior G.. A.'s into the Inter-
mediate Girls' Auxiliary: Barbara
Ingram, Margie Rogers, Gail Bate-
man, 'Martha Ray, Barbara Sikes,
Frances Jones and Patsy Daniels.
The Junior Royal Ambassadors
counselor, Mrs. Joe Bracewell, pre-
'sented the following Junior R. A.'s
with certificates: W. L. Smith and
Lavon Taylor, who were welcomed
by their new counselor, P. B. Fair-
One Intermediate G. A., Mary
Kathryn Stephens,, was welcomed
into the Young Woman's Auxiliary
by the counselor, Mrs. James Hor-
ton, who also presented one Y. W.
A. girl, Mrs. Sarah Nell Player, to
the Business Woman's Circle.
The service was closed with a
playette, "Spirit of Missions," pre-
sented by twelve Intermediate G.
A.'s, Joy Williamson, Faye Parker,
Frances Jones, ..Carplyn Brigman,
Ann Davis, Gail Bateman, Barbara
Ingram, Patsy Daniels, Jane Keels,
MIrietta Chafin, Norma Dell Ste-
phens and Linda Gail Pyle. The W.
M. S. and auxiliaries then joined
hands to form the W. M. U. family
circle and sang one verse of "Send
the Light," after which a prayer of
dedication was offered by the pas-
tor, Rev. Keels.
Music for the service was pro-
vided by Mrs. L. J. Keels.
KIWANIS CLUB ELECTS
OFFICERS FOR YEAR
At the regular meeting of the
Port St. Joe Kiwanis Club held Wed-
nesday noon at Hotel St. Joe, the
following officers were elected for
the ensuing year:' Silas R. Stone,
president; Cecil Costin Jr., vice-
president; A. P. Wakefield, treas-
urer; Frank Hannon, secretary; Joe
Dowd, Gannonn Buzzett, Harry Mc-
Knight, John Blount, John Robert
Smith, Hubert Richards and Rob-
Sert King, directors.
The new officers will be.officially
installed in January.
CATHOLIC WOMEN'S STUDY
CLUB TO MEET MONDAY
The Catholic Women's Club will
hold the first meeting of. a newly-
organized study club at the home of
Mrs. Byron Eells Jr.;,on Monday
evening at 8 o'clock. The club will.
be under the guidance of Fr. Robert
J. O'Sullivan, who will..preside at
All ladies of St. Joseph's Church
and members of the Catholic Wo-
men's Club are invited to attend.
Rev. S. J. Allen, Pastor
Sunday, October 7, 1951
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Worship service. Sub-
ject: '.The Core of Christianity."
-Text: Romans 3:28: Therefore we
"conclude that a man is justified by
faith without the deeds of the law.
Wednesday-Choir practice 7:80
xp. m.; Bible study and prayer 8:00.
DANLEY'S ANNUAL PRICE SLASHING
Now is the time to ready your home
for the long winter months ahead.
. Add comfort, convenience and
beauty to every room at low sale
prices .. SEE WHAT
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Solid Wood Construction
LIVING ROOM SUITE
A WONDERFUL ADDT]ON In
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OTHER SUITES AS LOW AS $89.95
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VITRaIFIED CHINA BASES
in graceful vase form with two handles. Choose your favor-
ite color (pink, blue, white, green, or yellow) with floral
parchment shades to enhance your dresser or
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Complete Home Furnishings.
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PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA
- ENDS OCTOBER 31
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PAGE EIGHT THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1951
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NOTICE OF ELECTION
Special Tax School District No. 1
Gulf Ctunty, Florida
Pursuant to Section 2310.39 of the Florida
School I.aws, notice is hereby given that the
next Regular Biennial Election in Special
Tax District No. 1 (county-wide) is called
for Tuesday, the 6th day of Nrvcmber, A.D.
1951, foi the said district to determine the
rate of village to Ie a6ses'sd and collected
on the property therein for the next ensuing
two (2) years, and to elect three (3) trus-
tees for the district for the next ensuing two
(2) years (no two trustees shall be elected
from any one School Board Member Resi-
dence District). All qualified electors resi-
dents within said district,(county wide) who
pay taxes on real and personal property and
are otherwise qualified according to law, are
entitled to vote at said election. It is deter-
mined that 7 mills will be necessary to main-
tain a uniform system of Florida schools
within said district.
Pfecincts 1, 2 and 3 will vote at the City
Hall in Wewahitchka, the poll holders to be:
Mrs. Leona O'Neal, clerk; Mrs. Belle um-rn
bit, Hettie Britt and Mrs. Clarence Whitfield,
inspectors. The second group to be: C. L
Morgan, clerk; C. W. Norton, Kenneth Whit-
field and Filoyd Lister, inspectors.
Precincts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 will. vote
in the City Hall in Port St. Joe, with the
following poll holders: Mrs. E. C. Pridgeon,
Jr., clerk; Mrs. N. E. Decs, Mrs. W C. Fore-
hand and Mrs. Carl Holsenback. The second
group to be: S. L. Barke, clerk; Robert Bel-
lows, J. C. Culpepper and W. W. Barrier, in-
Attest: J. A. WIIITFIELD,
THOMAS A. OWENS, Chairman.
Superintendent. 10-5 11-2
FOR SALE Hot-Point electric
stove, $45. Also Pedler b-flat clar-
inet, like new. See Mrs. Richard
PIANO-Excellent condition, priced
reasonable. Phone 137, or see
Bob Shaw. 105*
WATCHES FOR SALE FOR
Come in today and get first pick!
PARKER'S JEWELRY 12*
O? EHOD ODS FOR SALE
VACUUM CLEANER-Moden Hy-
gene vacuum cleaner, tank style.
Price reasonable. See Mrs. W. S.
Smith at The Star office, tf
WANTED-One wool presser. Good
pay and working conditions. Write
Chattahochee Dry Cleaners, Chatta-
hoochee, Fla. 9-28 10-12c
REAL-ESTATE FOR SALE
FOR SALE-Modern three-bedroom
Stebel home at White City, with
4 lots. Terms can be arranged. Also
have other lots for sale in Wimico
Subdivision. For appointment call
FOR RENT-Bedroom with private
entrance and bath. 205 8th Street.
Phone 104. 1*
Cabinet and Screen Work. Door
and Window Casings. Any car-
penter work except climbing.
See PAUL FARMER, Sr.
Phone 296J, 1 ring 10-19*
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 Workmanship on
Roll Film, Try
MAIGE PHOTO LAB
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
i.ng companions welcome. J.L. Wil-
son, High Piriest; H. R. Maige, Sec.
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, I. O. O. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Thursday at 8:00 p in Masonic
hall. Mary B. Forehand, N.G.; Mary
E. Weeks. V.G.: Fannie Brown. Sec.
Local Boards To
Men In Class III-A
Selective Service Looking for Mar-
ried Men Without A Child Or
General Vivian Collins, state di-
rector of selective service, has in-
structed all local boards of Florida
to immediately reopen and recon-
sider the classification of all mar-
ried registrants without a child or
other dependents who are now in
Class III-A. The Star has been un-
able to discover 'how many men this
will affect in Gulf county.
The new regulations provide that
in Class III-A shall be placed or re-
Any registrant who has a child or
children with whom he maintains a
bona fide family relationship in
Any registrant whose induction
into the armed forces would result
in extreme hardship to his depen-
dents looking to him for support.
It is pointed out that no regis-
trant will be placed in Class III-A
because he has a child which is not
yet born unless, prior to the time
the local board mails him an order
to report for induction, .there is
filed with the local board the cer-
tificate of a licensed physician stat-
ing that the child has been con-
Registrants whose circumstances
are those as outlined above and
who have not presented this infor-
mation to their local board, should
do so at once.
Some registrants now classified
in Class III-A because of a wife
alone may .be engaged in an essen-
tial occupation and hold a key po-
sitioh. If 'such is the case, and a re-
placement is not readily available,
this information should be fur-
nished to the local board at once.
Only Four Blind Persons In
State Had Drivers' Licenses
Out of the more than 3200 blind
persons in Florida receiving assist-
ance through the state department
of public welfare, a recent study re-
vealed that only four held drivers'
licenses, Robert Bellows, who is a
member of the District 2 board of
the state department of public wel-
fare, said yesterday.
Bellows said he had been advised
by the board of the results of the
study, which involved a check of
all those receiving aid to the blind
against records of the department
of public safety, where names of
persons holding drivers' licenses
'Some time ago there were reports
that a large nunnber of blind per-
sons receiving public assistance
held drivers' licenses and were driv-
ing on the highways. After these
reports were circulated, the two de-
partments got together and made
the study, Bellows explained.
Under new regulations of the wel-
fare department, an applicant for
blind assistance must be examined
by a recognized ophthalmologist
and must furnish evidence through
the safety department that he does
not hold a drivers' license before a
grant will be approved.
Visitors From Mobile
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Carr and daugh-
ter Carolyn Lee of Mobile, Ala., ar-
rived Sunday for a visit with Mr.
and Mrs. C. G. Costin. Their little
son. Billy, has been here with his
grandparents for several weeks.
Next Friday Is Columbus Day
Perhaps a lot of our readers don't
realize it, not being present at the
time, but next Friday will mark the
500th birthday of Cristobal Colombo
-if you remember, 459 years ago,
come October 12, he discovered us.
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M- Visits Grandmother
)ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
Meetings r rd and 4th Fri- Little Miss Venice Gainous spent
days each month, 8:00 p. nt from Thursday to Monday in Pan-
SMe-bers urged to- attend; ama City with her grandmother,
visiting brothers welcome. Milton
Chafin, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec. Mrs J J errtt
Right Depth of Planting
Vital with Fall Bulbs
Keep This Bulb Planting Depth Chart. It Will Be Helpful to You.
Fall bulbs should never be plant-
ed in poorly drained locations. If
your garden is low, lacking a place
where water never stands, but al-
ways quickly rums or drains away,
then such a' place must be created
by elevating a bed six inches or
more above. the surface.
Remember that newly turned soil
settles; so heap it above the bulbs,
an inch or two, to avoid leaving a
depression when it packs down. The
depths of planting given in the ta-
ble may be considered minimums;
deeper planting may often be ad-
visable. One of the chief hazards
for all bulbs is "frost heaving,"
due to alternate freezing and thaw-
ing of the soil, which may lift shal-
low rooted plants out of the soil.
Bulbs planted so late they cannot
make roots in the fall are likely to
suffer from it; and large bulbs not
set deep enough will often be in-
jured. A mulch placed over the
bulbs after the ground has frozen
will keep the frost in, and reduce
. When it is intended to allow tulips
to remain where you plant them
several years rather than dig them
up after they have blossomed and
their leaves have turned yellow
each summer, they should be plant-
ed two or three inches deeper than
the normal depth.
Deep plating may cause flower-
ing to be somewhat later, so all
bulbs which it is desired shall blos-
som at the same time should be
planted the same depth.
The lilies which need deep plant
ing (7 to 10 inches) are those thai
make roots on their stems above
the bulb. The madonna lily, whicl
does not do this, needs shal-
low planting, 3 to 4 inches down.
ANEMONE o CROCUS TULIP
I BU BOUS IlS 7SNOWDIOP F14YACINTH
I C-ION.ODCXA I I 055II VACINN NAIIC SSUS
ONE SCHOLARSHIP OPEN I Home Over Week-end
FOR GULF COUNTY BOY Ashley Costin, a student this year
---at Florida State University, Talla-
One vacancy for a Gulf county hassee, was home over the week-
boy (a college junior, senior or end. While here he went to Mobile
graduate) is open in the house of to take in the L. S. U. Alabama
representatives scholarships f r football game.
Exeminations will be held Octo- Spends Week-end With Parents
ber 23 in four centers, Tallahassee. Miss Willa Dean Lowery of Jack-
Miami, Gainesville and Winter Ha- sonville spent the week-end here
ven. Anyone wanting an applica- with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.
tion blank may secure same from.L. Lowery.
Tom Owens at the school board of-
fice in Wewahitchka, or from any
college in the state. ..
Any student who has taken the COMFORTER Fl
examination for a scholarship in the 24- HOUR AMBL
paAt but failed to be named, may let
that grade go.on this scholarship 601 Long Avenue PI
if he so desires.
The St. Joe Sharks lost.their grid
tilt to Apalachicola last Friday by
a score of 12-0. They go to Bristol
today and play the Bay High "B"
teani here October 12. For some un-
known reason we can't get a write-
up on games when the locals lose.
GET TOP DOLLAR TRADE-IN,
FOR YOUR USED TIRES
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Today that We Need Thousands of Good Sound Tire
Bodies to Keep Our New Tread Shops Operating to
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CUB SCOUTS IN FIRST MEETING
Den No. 4 of the Cub Scouts held
its first meeting Thursday of last
week at the home of Mrs. T. M.
Watts on McClellan Avenue, with
all members of the troop present.
Kenneth Hurlbut has been named
as den chief, and Michael Swaine
will be the 'buckskin keeper for the
NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed, pursuant to the "Fictitious Name
Statute," Chapter No. 20953, Laws of Flor-
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: ST. JOE ICE DELIVERY COMPANY,
under which I am engaged in business in the
city of Port St. Joe, Florida.
10-520 CHARLES BROWN.
First publication October 5, 1951.
This is to announce to my-
friends and customers that I
am no longer connected in
any way with Garraway
Chevrolet Company. I am
associated with Wimberly
Motor Co., Pontiac dealer,
doing all types of mechani-
cal work, body and fender
repair, painting, 'and new
and used car sales.
W. J. STRICKLAND
Dr. Charles Reicherter
RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
HOURS S TO 5 PHONE 5665
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
CLOSED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS
hone 326 Day or Night