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PORT ST. JOE
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"Port St. Joe -The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
Official Paper for Gulf
County, Devoted To the
of the Entire County
VOLUME XV -ORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1951 NUMBER 10
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Santa Claus To Olen Store Will
Stnn In t. .It Open Here Soon
Jolly Old Gent To Be Loaded
With Gifts for All Kiddies
In the Community
Word has been received here by
the St. Joe Retail Merchants Asso-
ciation that Santa Claus will stop
off in Port St. Joe Saturday after-
noon at o'clock for the purpose of
looking over the Yuletide possibili-
ties, take orders from the small fry
for their Christmas needs and dis-
tribute gifts to all the kiddies of
this section of Gulf county.
The Santagram,'received through
Eastern Union, follows:
"Expect to arrive in St. Joe on
Saturday afternoon 2:00 o'clock.
Have fire truck meet me, since
you have no snow down there in
sunny Florida for my sled and
reindeer. Give may regards to
all small fry and inform them I
have plenty of gifts this year.
Jolly Saint Nick, laden with gifts,
will arrive in the city aboard one
of the city's fire trucks and after
making a tour of the business dis-
trict he will stop at the bandstand
on Reid Avenue opposite the Flor-
ida Power Corpoartion office, where
he will, with the assistance of help-
ers provided "by the merchant's as-
sociation, pass out his- bounty to
' all the youngsters, white and' col-
'So, kids, if you don't want to miss
a special treat, be sure to be on
hand Saturday at 2:00 o'clock and
meet Santa Claus in person.
Three-Month-Old Son of
Mr. and Mrs. Dykes Dies
Joseph C. Dykes, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Simon C. Dykes of Oak Grove,
born August 30, passed away Sun-
day morning at 4:30 o'clock.
Funeral services were held Sun-
day at 2:00 p. m. at the home, with
Rev. L. J. Keels officiating. Inter-
ment was in the Vernon cemetery.
The Comforter Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.
The young boy, besides his par-
ents, is survived by one brother,
James, and a sister, Gracie, 'both of
Oak Grove, and his maternal grand-
mother, Mrs. Martha Bailey of Sld-
BURKE SCISSON IS HIKED TO
MAJOR IN MARINE RESERVE
Locating In Port St. Joe Because of
Continued Growth and Prom-
ising Future of City
Now undergoing extensive reno-
vation, the building which formerly
housed Schneider's will open soon
as the Olen Department Stores.
The new store will be the 28th
unit in a group of progressive and
up-to-the-minute department stores
located throughout the southeast.
Because of the continuing growth
and promising future of Port St.
Jbe, the Olen Department Stores de-
Gifts Early, Urges
Costin Expects Great Tide of Yule
Mail and Asks Co-operation
of the Puilic
Early mailing of Christmas gift
packages and greeting cards is be-
ing urged by Postinaster Chauncey
Costin, who said that "this Christ-
mas promises to be ope of the
greatest in the history of the Port
St. Joe postoffice with respect to
Christmnas mailings, both in cards
and parcels. Naturally, there is that
cided to locate here. last minute rush just before Christ-
Only local people will be em- mas, but it could be cut to a mini-
played in the new store, and The
Star has been informed that the
management will co-operate consis-
tently with all Port St. Joe and Gulf
county civic groups interested in
furthering the progress and better-
ment of this community.
The store building is being com-
pletely remodeled and refurnished.
It will feature a complete stock of
men's, women's and children's wear-
ables, including shoes, as well as
yard goods and house furnishings.
In keeping with the Yule season,
the store will carry a large selec-
tion of Christmas gifts, promised to
be the biggest ever carried by any
st6re in Port St. Joe.
While no definite date has been
set for the opening, it will be an-
Makes Appeal Calling for One Hun-
dred Per Cent Support
On Seal Sale
-In praise of the "invaluable work"
,flt1 ('-,,If Oniinfv Tt al -, nHi.^ Ti.
mum if the patrons of this office
would mail early."
Christmas packages for distant
states should be mailed by Decem-
ber 5; declared Costin, and all Yule-
tide parcel post should be on its
way by December 10.
Christmas cards to friends and
loved ones in other states should be
deposited by December 15. Greet-
ings for local delivery should be
mailed at least a week before
"Early mailing will expedite the
handling of this mail and also en-
able us to render quicker and bet-
ter service," said the postmaster.
"I would like to suggest further
that out-of-town Christmas cards be
sent first class so they can be for-
warded or returned to sender if
necessary. Also first class mail re-
quires qicker handlin. ,
"Above all," i:olicludd Costin,
"'please address plainly and com-
!pletely. Give. the full name, house
number, street, name of city, zone
and state. And don't forget to write
your return address on Christmas
'card envelopes. Authorities on eti-
quette say it's perfectly proper, be-
cause it helps people bring their ad-
OL' the LGuIL iUUI tyL' ealt alilu l u- uress UbOO Ui-LU-UadLte. iutL a return
berculosis Association in fighting address is frequently even more
tuberculosis in Gulf county, Mayor helpful to us."
Jake Belin yesterday made an ap- ----- -
pel calling for "100 per cent gener- PRIDGEON TRIBE HOLD'
ous support" of the 1951 Christmas THANKSGIVING REUNION
Seal sale. The campaign opened on On Thanksgiving Day, members
November 19 and will continue to of the Pridgeon'family and friends
December 25. gathered at the hunting and fishing
In issuing this appeal, Mayor Be- lodge of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Prid-
lin spoke of all "the excellent tu- geon Jr., on the famous Dead Lakes
berculosis-fighting projects of the for a reunion and get-together for
association," but singled out the as- a day of visiting, fishing and hunt-
sociation's health education and ing. Climax of the day was a picnic
case-finding programs for special table spread under the pines loaded
commendation, with a bountiful supply of tasty
Working on a year-'round basis, foods fitting to the day.
the Gulf county association makes Some 80 members, friends and
every effort to get across to the connections of the Pridgeon family
people facts about tuberculosis were present. This is what is hoped
which will help them protect them- will be the beginning of an annual
selves against the disease," the affair at a time to be annourneed.
Hunters of Fire
Points Out That More Fires Caused
By Carelessness During
"As the fall hunting season and
the beginning of the forest fire sea-
son happen to coincide, all sports-
men can help prevent destructive
wild fires by (being careful with fire
while in the woods," County Ranger
H. A. Hardy warns citizens of Gulf
Ranger Hardy said that over 75%
of the fires in Gulf county were
caused by carelessness during No-
vember of last year. The *1950-51
state-wide fire report for lands pro-
tected by the Florida Forest Serv-
ice showed that 97.2% of the wild-
fires were man-caused, with over
30%, of these being caused by care-
"Hunters particularly should be
careful because of the effects a
raging wildfire can have upon game.
Game cover is lost, the water in the
woods is affected and natural foods
for game are burned," said Hardy.
"Crush it, drown it, and break it.
Follow these rules and the woods
will be in good shape for next hunt-
ing season, too," added the ranger.
"Crush your cigaret, cigar or pipe
ash dead out. Break your matches
Before letting them fall to the for-
est floor. Drown your campfire or
warning fire until no ember is left
Next Friday Night
"In Again, Out Again" Promises To
Be Laugh Hit of Year; Mat-
inee Thursday Afternoon
The junior class of the Port St.
Joe high school is presenting its an-
nual class play next Friday night,
December 7, at S o'clock in the high
school auditorium. The young ac-
tors have chosen for their vehicle
a hilarious comedy titled "In Again,
Out Again," which holds promise of
being the laugh hit of the year.
A matinee will be given Thursday
afternoon in the high school audi-
torium for the grammar school stu-
The cast chosen for this produc-
tion is as follows:
Mrs. Quick -...........-- Marjorie Davis
Almira Frances Smith
Waldo Bo Bray
Candy Ruth Coe
Honey Jackie Kenney
Noah Wiggins ----------.Ronald Taylor
Prof. Walter Meade........George Hill
Henry Hall...---.....---Leroy Gainous
of Bronze Star To
Sgt. Wm. F. Garrett
Presentation Will Be Made
Later To Parents By
Army Chief ,
Mr. and Mrs. William W. Garrett
of Highland View this week were
notified by Lieut. Gen. John R.
Hodge, commanding general of the
Third Army, with headquarters in
Fort McPherson, Ga., that their son,
Sgt. First Class William F. Garrett,
who died in Korea March 4, has
been awarded the Bronze Star.
General Hodge's letter follows:
Dear Mr. Garrett-This headquar-
ters has been informed by the sec-
retary of the army that, by direc-
tion of the president, the Bronze
Star Medal has 'been awarded post-
humously to your son, the late Ser-
geant First Class William F, Gar-
rett, Infantry, for meritorious ser-
vice from 22 July 1950 to 4 March
1951 in Korea. The award is a token
recognition of the courageous action
and devotion to duty performed by
Sergeant First Class Garrett was
a fine soldier and a real American
-the type of person who makes this
country of ours great. We in the
army share with you pride in your
son's achievement, and feel deepest
sympathy in the irreparable loss
you have suffered.
The Chief, Florida Military Dis-
Itrict, Jacksonville, Florida, has been
selected to make the presentation
of..this'award, and he ;UV c',,.tact-
-you to determinee 'your v.ihiieh re-
garding the ceremony.
May I again express my deepest
sympathy to you in -your bereave-
JOHN R. HODGE.
Lieutenant General, USA
The body of Sgt. Garrett arrived
in this city Thursday of last n eek
and services were held- Saturday
morning in t he Highland View
Methodist Church, with Rev. War-
ren Lindsey officiating. Interment
was in the North Creek Cemetery
at Florala, Ala.
Infant Daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Chas' Stevens Jr., Dies
Funeral services were held Fri-
day morning at 10 o'clock in the
Comforter Funeral Home for Laurel
Elise Stevens, infant daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stevens Jr.,
who died Wednseday night at the
Port St. Joe Municipal Hospital.
Fr. Robert O'Sullivan of Apalachi-
cola officiated. Internient& was in
Jehu Cemetery, Wewahitchka, with
the Comforter Funeral Home in
Burke B. Scisson of this city, gen- mayor pointed out. Another all- On departing for their homes, all Aunt Dodie.-- ....Carlene Campbell charge of arrangements.
eral supervisor of the Gulf county important aid has been the work of expressed pleasure for a most. en- Lynn Lane-....... Shelia Settlemire In addition to her parents, the in-
schools, has been promoted to the the association in helping to find joyable day. Ruth Jane Allemore fant is survived by her paternal
rank of Major, U. S. Marine Corps unknown cases of tuberculosis, a --- Dr. Hattie Honk ..-......--Ida Kilbourn grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chairles
Reserve. His rank will date from measure of the utmost importance Want Names In Paper If you don't want to miss an eve- Stevens and her .maternal grand-
January 1, 1951. in preventing the further spread of Bobby Lee Ramsey, who enlisted ning of good entertainment and a parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Rollins.
Major Scisson was commissioned this communicable disease in our in the navy November 16, and Jim- lot of laughter, don't miss seeing -----
in the Marines in 1942, and served county. mie Ramsey, who has been a gob the junior play. DON LINTON COMMISSIONED
as an artillery officer for 30 months "These are only two of the major for some time, want their friends --CADET CAPTAIN AT F. S. U.
in the Pacific Theater during World projects of the association, but they to know the addresses, so here Return From Visit In Nebraska
War II, taking part in action in the are examples of how the associa-
War II, taking part in action in theirr e ihexple of how the assocla- they are: Jimmie Ramsey, TESA, Mrs. Thomas Webb and daughter At a ceremony held Monday at
Gilbert Islands and at Okinawa. tion is helping to brig the disease IOC Div., USS Pine Island (AU-12), Linda Kay of Oak Grove returned Florida State University, Tallahas-
--- underr control in thvis area," he said. f u /o Fleet Postoffice, San Francisco, recently from Hastings, Neb., where see, Donald P. Linton of this city
SEAMAN ae to every resident o Gulf Calif.; Bobby Lee Ramsey, SR 969- they enjoyed an extended visit with was commissioned a cadet captain
NOW WITH FLEET IN JAPAN coty to take an active part in 74-02, Co. 51-175 U. S. Naval Train- Mrs. Webb's mother, Mrs. Zada in the university's Ordnance Re-
supoting the invaluable work of ing Cente, San Diego, 33, Calif. Johnson, and other relatives and serve Officers' Training Corps.
Abrey L. Hardy, seaman appren- the tuberculosis association by buy- ----friends. They were accompanied Presentation of commissions to
twice, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. ing and using Christmas Seals on To Join Husband In France 'home by Mrs. Webb's sister, Miss Linton and six lieutenants was
A. Hardy of White City, recently re- all your Christmas packages and Mrs. Naomi Brock and daughters; Mary Lee Johnson, who will visit made by Dr. Doak S. Campbell, pres-
ported for 'duty with the communi- letters. Sally and Charlene, will leave to- here for several weeks. ident of the university.
cations department at the U. S. morrow for New York and front --- ---- --- ----
Naval Fleet Activities at Sasebo, Leave for Texas there will leave by plane December Week-enders From Montgomery Spend Thanksgiving Here
Japan. S/Sgt. and Mrs. James A. Avant 10 for Chateauroux, France to join Lt. and Mrs. Ralph M. Falkner of Mrs. Charles Doyle and daughter
Aubrey entered the navy June 20 left Monday for Brine, Texas, where her husband, Capt. Charles Brock. 'Montgomery, Ala., spent the veek- Eva, of Apalachicola, spent the
of this year and received his recruit Sgt. Avant will be stationed with Mrs. Brock says she expects to be end here with the latter's mother. Thanksgiving season here with Mr.
training at the naval training cen- the air force. Mrs. Avant is the in France for about two and a half i Mrs. Joe Gloekler and other rela- and Mrs. Chester Edwards and Miss
ter, San Diego, Calif. former Inez 1ill of this city. years. Itives and friends. Teresa Edwards.
AG O TH SA POR ST. J, GUL C F FD R
MYRTICE O. SMITH, Editor
'OPEN HOUSE' PROGRAM OF MRS. JAMMES HOSTESS TO
P.-T. A. DEFINITE SUCCESS METHODIST CIRCLE-THREE
Despite the rain and the menin- Circle Three of the Woman's So-
gitis scare, the November meeting city of Christian Service of the
:of the Parent-Teacher Association, Methodist Church met Monday af-
held at the high school, was well ternoon with Mrs. S. H. Jammes in
attended and the "open house" pro- her home on Hunter's Circle, with
gram was a definite success. Mrs. F. G. Roberts presiding.
Following the inspiring devotional -The devotional, from 1st Kings
led by Rev. W. L. Lindsey, several 20:35-43, on "Self-Examination," was
important reports were made, as given by Mrs. J. L. Sharit, who also
follows: $510.85 had been turned in led in prayer. Mrs. J. C. Belin gave
by the carnival chairman; the mem- a talk on the first chapter of Acts
bership quota of last year has been of the Apostles. This book will be
met and a 15% increase is neces- continued each meeting until it
sary to meet the blue ribbon goal; has been completed.
thepublications chairman has met After the business session, the
the quota on the National Parent- hostess served cookies and coffee
Teacher magazine, and one study to Mesdames Sharit, Belin, Roberts,
course has been completed. Massey Ward, H. C. Brown, J. P.
It was voted at this meeting to Fleishel, S. B. Shuford, O. M. Tay-
pay for 1200 sulfa tablets to be lor, W. J. Mazarol, C. L. Costin. R.
given to school children who had H. Brinson. J. Lamar Miller and
been exposed to spinal meningitis. John Beasley and one visitor, Mrs.
and Principal B. B. Scisson ex- J. C. Bunting.
plained precautions taken by the P
school against the dread disease. METHODIST MEN HEAR TALK
Highlight of the program was the BY DR. CANNING AND ELECT
presentation of a skit dealing with A delicious turkey dinner was
'teen age problems and parental served Tuesday night to the Meth-
:guidance. Directed by Mrs. Edith odist Men's Club by the Wesleyan
Stone, the skit was both educa- Service Guild at the church, 65
tional and entertaining. Included in men attending.
the cast were two 'teen agers. Dr. Hiarold Canning of Wewahit-
Sally and her friend. Ruth. por- chka spoke to the group regarding
trayed by Virginia Swatts and Sib- the religious situation in Africa.
bie Brinson, respectively, and a where he was a medical missionary.
father and mother, portrayed by He also stressed the necessity of
John Goff and Miss Catherine Nix. missionaries to the foreign fields.
Attendance awards for the month His message was more than inspir-
went to Miss Sara Jo Costin and ing, and many were stirred as he
Mrs. Brooks Kennington. related actual experiences as a
Music for the program consisted missionary.
of group singing led by Mrs. Maxine At this time the club elected'the
Swain, and several piano selections, following officers for the ensuing
Following a tour of the building, year: Glenn Boyles. president; E.
refreshments were served in the M. Godfrey, vice-president; Dr. R.
lunch room. E. King,- treasurer; Joel McLeod.
BAPTIST W. M. U. MEETS FOR
ROYAL SERVICE PROGRAM
The Baptist W. M. U. met Mon-
day at the church for the royal ser-
vice program, with Circle Two in
charge and Mrs. E. F. Gunn, pro-
gram chairman, presiding.
Song, "The Light of the World Is
Jesus," opened the program, after
which the watchword was repeated
in unison -by the 27 members pres-
ent, followed with prayer by Mrs.
A. V. Bateman. Mrs. E. C. Cason
brought the devotional from Daniel
3:8-25, after which Mrs. Don Birath
sang a solo, "I Would Be True."
The program topic was "Whither
Asia" and it was developed by Mes-
dames C. E. Musselwhite, George
Cooper, E. F. Gunn, W. I. Carden,
W. J. Ferrell and L. J. Keels.
The meeting .was closed with
prayer by Mrs. J. O. Baggett.
The Lottie Moon week of prayer
will 'be held Tuesday through Fri-
day of next week. All members are
urged to be present.
LOCAL WOMEN ENTERTAINED
WITH TEA AT AIRMEN'S CLUB
Several members of the Port St.
Joe Junior Woman's Club and two
guests were entertained with an
impressive tea Monday evening at
the Airmen's Club at Tyndall Field,
the hostess for the occasion being
Miss Myrtle Kritzly, recreation di-
rector at the club. After partaking
of sandwiches, cookies and coffee
the guests enjoyed a musical pro-
Attending were Lois Strickland,
Hazel Burnette, Rachel Camp, Jan
Wimberly, Joyce Sexton, Margaret
Lawrence, Dot McDonald, Kather-
ine Jeter, Mrs. B. E. Kenney and
Mrs. Rita Dickens.
To Make Home In Tallahassee
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Grimsley and
children left last Friday to make
their home in Tallahassee, where
Mr. Grimsley will act as assistant
manager of the Peninsular Insur-
MARINER SCOUTS ELECT
OFFICERS FOR NEW YEAR
At the regular meeting of the
Mariner Scouts held Wednesday
evening, officers for the new year
were elected, as follows: Martha
Miller, president; Joy Dale Baxter,
vice-president; Mary Geddie, sec-
retary; Faye Parker, treasurer, and
SSonjia Blount, reporter.
At this time projects; for the year
were discussed, and plans made to
do many helpful things for the com-
munity. Plans were also completed
for a camping trip to be made Fri-
Sday and Saturday.
Leaders of the Mariners are Miss
SHazel Burnette and Miss Alice Lee-
ton, with Miss Sissie Edwards as
Miss Carol Mercer of Wewahit-
r chka was the guest of Miss Barbara
Jo Bond during the Thanksgiving
The Store With the Right
S Customers Before Xmas!
SYou are always welcome
at Bishop Jewelry Store!
--- We Have for You -
Elgin Watches, Rings, Brace-
Slets, Necklaces, Pins, Cigaret
Lighters, Ear Rings, Simmons
Watch Chains, Billfolds and
Many Other Gifts.
t 4 a.
We have that famous ROBOT
Watch for Ladies and Gents.
Use Our Lay-Away Plan
Across from Port Theater
Marian Elizabeth Watts
Mr: and Mrs. T. M. Watts of this
city announce the engagement of
their daughter, Marian Elizabeth, to
Private Ellis J. Laurimore, son of
Mrs. M. V. Laurimore and the late
Mr. Laurimore, also of this city.
Private Laurimore is now serving
with the U. S. Army Medical Corps,
and is at present stationed at Fort
Sam Houston, Texas.
REV. DANIEL TO PREACH
Rev. W. A. "Billy" Daniel of We-
wahitchka will hold services at the
St. Joe Presbyterian Church Sun-
day, December 2, at 11 a. m. Every-
Ancient Aztecs used prized choco-
late beans for money in units of
400. S000 and 24.000 beans.
1 lb. 23c
U. S. No. 1
10 LB. 4
A&P Golden Sweet
CAN303 A o
CAN 2 for ,1
321 Reid Avenue
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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The program topic, "Send the
Light," was developed by Valeria
Roberts, Rosemary Tomlinson Di-
ana McKnight and Patty Ingram,
after which Valeria Roberts led in
the closing prayer. P
Miss Kay Mona Smith of Tyndall
Field was the. guest
Lanier during the
of Miss Sally
RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
HOURS 8 TO 5 PHONE 5665
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
CLOSED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS
A Martin Theatre
'75 Port St. Joe, Fla.
"DEDICATED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE"
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
1 Macdonald CAREY
.. Alexis SMITH
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LATEST NEWS and Cartoon,
"POP IN POP"
--- FEATURE No. 1 --
--- FEATURE No. 2 ---
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Here it is at last, the ac-
tual happenings, the real
story of our boys in Korea
:"THIS IS KOREA"
Filmed on the spot by
Navy and Marine photo-
Chapret 1 of NEW SERIAL
"The Invisible Monster"
--- Plus ---
Cartoon, "Caveman Inki"
GO TO A MOVIE THEATRE TODAY
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Celebrating the GOLDEN JUBILEE of the American Movie Theatre
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LATEST NEWS and Cartoon,
'FARMER AND THE BELL"
--- Also ---
Short, "WONDER DOG" and
Cartoon, "FIFTH FREEDOM"
THURSDAY and FRI****AY
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
--- Added ---
LATEST NEWS and Cartoon,
HELLO, WORLD CARD OF THANKS
SWe wish to express our sincere
Mr. and Mrs. Comer Gay of this thanks and appreciation for the
city are the proud parents of twins, many kindnesses extended us dur-
Stephen, 5 lbs. 9 oz., and Stepania, ing our recent bereavement and for
Stephe b s. 9 oz., and Stepha, ithe floral offerings. May God's rich-
5 bs. 12/2 oz., born Tuesday, No- est blessings abide with each of you.
vember 27, at the Port St. Joe Mu- Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Garrett
nicipal Hospital. and Glenn.
t It Mr. and Mrs. Neil Garrett.
VIRGINIA HAYGOOD G. A.'s
IN MEETING MONDAY
The Virginia Haygood Girls' Aux- Dr. Joseph B. Spear
iliary met Monday afternoon at the
Baptist Church, the meeting being OPTOMETRIST
opened with the watchword and al-
legiance, followed with the G. A. Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
hymn. After the singing of "Silent Broken Lenses Duplicated
Night," Mrs. E. C. Cason led in
prayer, after which the meeting APALACHICOLA, FLORIDA
was turned over to Sandra Brace-
well. Gail Gill gave the scripture
reading,'Sandra Bracewell gave a .
brief talk and Elaine Musselwhite Dr Charles Reichert
led in prayer. N .a,,_., I P
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FITI PXV,,MOVE B E 30, 1951
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOF_ GULF/ COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, NO~oVEMBtER 30, 1951
PG O T S P S JOE L CUT F F Y NV B 30 195
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, By The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMIH. Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Floor Man, Columnist,
Reporter, Proof Reader and Bookkeeper
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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 1"9 Right or Wrong
THERE OUGHT TO BE A LAW
Notice in last week's Star where City Attorney
Cecil Costin Jr., had been instructed by the city
dads to draw up an ordinance providing for a
fine of $10 for people who drive their cars over
the hose at a fire?
We're against such an ordinance. That $10 fine
doesn't even begin to compensate for the damage
done when a car runs over a high-pressure hose
loaded with water. Present cost of a section of
hose is around $160, we are informed, and once
it has been run over it is practically useless. The
local fire department hasn't the facilities to cut
out the ruined section and replace the couplings,
so the hose has to be discarded.
We suggested to Fire Chief Durel Brigmau
-and he heartily approved of our suggestion-
that instead of a $10 fine that those driving their
car over the hose be required to replace that
section of hose. If a few penalties like that were
to be assessed people would think twice before
running over the hose.
THANKSGIVING AFTERTHOUGHT: Little spots of
gravy spread upoh a vest have
man's Sunday best.
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Work May Start On Canal Bridge
The state road department this
week stated that "every effort is
being made to obtain, the' earliest
construction of the canal *bridge at
White City and paving of the six
miles of road north. Steel deliveries
are not available due to priority re-
quirements, however the road will
ibe let about January i." We should
not be too optimistic about work
starting January 1, since that "pri-
ority" alibi will cover almost any-
Sharks End Season Undefeated
The St. Joe Sharks closed their
10-game season last Friday by de-
feating Blountstown 33-12 to remain
undefeated and untied for the sea-
son. The Sharks are now in posi-
tion to meet the winning grid team
from South or Central Florida. The
local lads chalked up 333 points in
the 10 games to 56 for their oppon-
John Larimore Dies
Funeral services were held yes-
terday in Wewahitchka for John
Larimore of White City, who died
at his home Tuesday night.
Miss Lois, Milton, instructor in
the Port St. Joe schools, was mar-
ried last Saturday to Woodrow De-
Berry, the ceremony being per-
formed by Judge C. P. Russ at Pan-
The mining industry is Canada's
third largest primary industry from
the standpcit of gross value of
products, agriculture being first
and forestry second. Canada today
leads the world in the production of
nickel, asbestos and platinum, and
is the second largest producer of
gold, zinc, cobalt and aluminum.
ruined many a
AN ACCURATE PROPHECY
'Way back in 1878, during a discussion of the
possible dangers of industrial monopolies, Sena-
tor Benjamin Harvey Hill in the U. S. senate ob-
served: "I have said I do not dread these corpor-
ations as instruments of power to destroy this
country, because there are a thousand agencies
which can regulate, restrain and control them;
but there is a corporation we may all dread. That
corporation is the federal government. From the
aggression of this corporation there can be no
safety, if it is allowed to go beyond the bounds,
the well defined limits of its power. I dread noth-
ing so much as the exercise of ungranted and
doubtful powers by this government. .
"If this great, ambitious, ever-growing corpor-
ation becomes oppressive, who shall check it? If
it becomes wayward, who shall control it? If it
becomes unjust, who shall trust it? As sentinels
on the country's watchtower, senators, I beseech
you watch and guard with sleepless dread that
corporation which can make all property and
rights, all states and people, and all liberty and
hope, its playthings in an hour and its victims
Senator Hill was a prophet of high order. Dur-
ing the past few years the government has grown
greater and greater, more costly and more costly
-and more and more it has gone beyond the
control of the people. It has undermined the
foundations on which our freedoms rest. It has
come to dominate our lives in a thousand ways.
That is the trend which, unless it is checked,
must result ultimately in tyranny-as the whole
history of the world proves.
That boost from ten to fifteen words minimum
for a telegram should please the women folks,
(\since no woman can express 'her opinion in ten
Autos are up, taxes are higher, and food prices
are rising. Only pedestrians and consumers are
One thing we can be thankful for-turkey left-
overs won't last from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
THE LOW DOWN
Editar The Star:
I'm goin' today to git the jump on
your friend (he ain't mine) Unkle
Harry-he waits 'til January to give
congress and us citizens his report
on the "State of the Nashun." I'm
sorta skeptical about waiting' on
him-we.mot be in sich a mess' by
that time that it'll be like trying' to
unskramble a omlut and which
ain't so ezy, espeshully iffen your
aigs ain't good and fresh.
I like this here country of ourn-
It don't please me a little bit to see
it drift and toss, with no ankor-to
take on the apperunce of jist an-
uther kountry-not the Amerika of
our granmaw and granpaw. With
all our experuminting and devius
and sweet plans and with Sambo
in on every deel, you won't even
venture down on Reed Ave-unless
you ain't 'bin around mutch and are
still a sukker-and expect to find
everybuddy pleesed and happy. No-
buddy ain't particularly happy any
more. We ain't got no more food
in the icebox than of yore-we've
got doubt 'bout our future security
when it's in hands other than our
very own-we jist don't no whut to
Phone 326, Day or Night
601 LONG AVENUE
Port St. Joe Florida
think, or whut is next.
So I sez this. don't wait 'til Jan-
uwary to heer Unkle Harry's alibi
-git agitated and perturbed rite
now. Your kongrussmun and sen-
stur is home now-they'll lissen. if-
fen you talk turkey. Doa't beeve
everything, to me.
Yours with the low down,
SSend The Stai to a, friend.
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U. S. Must Build Civil Defense
RURAL AMERICA HAS IMPORTANT
PART IN PROTECTING HDME FRONT
(This is the second of a series of articles on civil defense, based on thl booklet "This Is
Civil Defense" prepared by the Federal Civil Defense Administration. It may be obtained
from the Superintndent of Documents, GoverAment Printing Odfice Washington, D. C.,
for ten cents.)
By MILLARD CALDWELL
Federal Civil Defense Administrator
Even if forewarned of war, our armed forces can-
not prevent attack, for there is no sure way of keep-
ing enemy planes from getting through our defenses.
The enemy's first objective would be to upset the
war efforts of the civilian population, as well as to destroy
property and to kill and injure people. His aim would be to
make you quit, leave your jobs, desert your homes and start
panic among you. Panic can take a tremendous toll of lives.
It also can bring production to a stard-still.
It is the task of the civil defense*
to organize and train millions of It is imperative that farm fami-
Americans so that each one will be lies learn about biological warfare
prepared to render the best pro- and how to watch for it. While
tective service at the moment it is you are protecting your family and
needed, your livestock from infections and
Your aim should be to accept your crops from infestations, you
that training so that youwillknow are cooperating with the civil de-
how to rescue the trapped and in- fense program,
jured, know how to work with There are ways of' keeping
volunteer fire-fighting units, know disease from spreading, and of
how to prevent panic and know protecting our food and water
how to perform any of the specific supplies. Civil defense, working
duties of civil defense, particularly with existing health agencies and
those you have indicated, in your physicians, attends to that job.
training, that you are best qualified We should be prepared to cope
to do. with poison gases. And we can
There are ways to save thou- be, fo there are good defenses
sands of people from the effects against them. There are ways
of blast, radioactivity and heat of sharply reducing loses from
from the atomic bomb. There aretacks nd def
ways to take shelter, to rescue provides the best answers.
the trapped and injured, and
ways to cut fire loses to a mini- Civil defense services are or-
mum. Organized civil defense ganized to bring in help from out-
can do those things. side, and to get a stricken city
The atomic bomb is too expen- back into working order in the
sive to use purposely on a farm shortest possible time. It provides
community. However, this relative food, shelter and medical care for
freedom from attack only adds to victims of attack.
the responsibility of the people Defense Takes Planning
who live in such areas. Civilians Civil defense takes planning, or-
away from the target area will be ganization, and a lot of hard work.
better able, mentally and physical- There are jobs for you. Find out
ly, to cope with situations of where you can serve your family,
disaster, your community and yourself the
Farm People Equipped best. Then volunteer for the work
With cars, trucks and tractors you are best suited to do.
available, farm people are well Civil defense cannot protect
equipped to aid any stricken area every life and every home, but it
within their reach. Mobile sup- will save thousands of lives-may-
port,, rescue and evacuation -work -be ygur life or the life of someone
are phasss of civil defense that dear to you.
rural folk are especially qualified (The next article will discuss
to do. To do any of them without what would happen if an A-bomb
confusion and delay, you must be fell on your city without civil
organized and trained, defense.)
Visitors From Nau.voo 7Relieve
Mr. and Mrs. Rupert M. Manasco
of Nauvoo. Ala., spent two days
here last week with Mr. and 7.1 j.
Grady Manaco and family.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1951
F IAY NOEME 30 191TESAPR T OIGL ONY LRD AEFV
HEY KIDS! STOP, LOOK, LISTEN .
SANTA CLAUS Is Coming To Town!
Hell be here Saturday, December 7, at 2 p. m.
with a bag of Candy and Fruit for every kid!
PRICES ARE BORN HERE RAISED ELSEWHERE
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
OYSTER BAR OPEN UNTIL 9:00 P. M.
OYSTERS BY THE DOZEN On Half-Shell___40c
100 OYSTERS TO TAKE OUT_----- $1.25
3 LB. CAN
2 for 27c
FRYERS ib. 49c
Pork Chops Ib 59c
Picnic Hams lb35c
BACON lb. 37c
CATFISH Ib. 39c
PEANUT OIL Gal. $1.49
DUBUQUE BEST GRADE
CORN BEEF HASH can 39c
TRUCKLOAD ORANGES EACH WEEK!
2 DOZEN ORANGES In Paper .Bag ---19c
LARGE BAG ORANGES-----------69c
LIMES doz. 23c AVACADO PEARS
LEMONS doz. 33c
TOMATOES Ib. 19c
Fresh Corn 3 for 19c
GARDEN-FRESH VEGETABLES YEAR AROUND!
ORANGEADE 48 oz. 2 for 35c
RWANGE JUICE-- 6 oz. 5 for 2
OXYDOL 29c DUZ 29c
ALL KINDS NUTS AND CANDY for Christm"st
Port St. Joe, Fla.
Poor Grass-Legume Stands
Often Due to Deep Sowing
Depth of sowing the seed of
grasses and clovers is probably as
important as any other controllable
factor in, obtaining a stand. The pre-
vailing practices of the past have
been to sow such seeds too deep and
thus .prevent maximum emergence
of seedlings and make high rates of
sowing a necessity. Recommenda-
tions in much current literature in-
volve depths which Lre too great
for best results. Since a good initial
stand is necessary in the establish-
ment of meadows and pastures and
depth of sowing is a controllable
factor, it should be given more con-
Depth of sowing tests in Ohio
with alfalfa, red, alsike, and crim-
son clovers, white and yellow sweet-
clovers, Kobe, Korean, Tenn. 76,
and sericea lespedezas, timothy,
orchardgrass, and Sudangrass,
showed that more seedlings were
obtained from seed sown Y4 to 1/
inch deep than from surface seed-
ings or seed sown at depths of 1 to 2
Similar experiments were con-
ducted in Minnesota withive dif-
ferent soil types and with five dif-
ferent legumes and five grasses.
The species used were alfalfa,
sweetclover, red, alsike, and white
clovers, timothy, bromegrass,
crested wheatgrass, reed canary-
grass, and Kentucky bluegrass.
The tests were made under variable
conditions and at depths, of surface,
Yz inch, 1 inch, 2 inches, and 3
The number of seedlings obtained
from the surface and Y inch seed-
ings were satisfactory for all kinds
in these averaged field tests. Red
c.dver was the only legume with
more than 50, per cent of seedlings
from scw-ing at che 1 inch depth.
Both of these series of tests show
that in regions where soil and amois-
ture conditions approximate those
of the North Central and Corn Belt
States, and perhaps elsewhere,
maximum stands of small-seeded
legumes and grasses are likely to
be obtained by sowing at depths of
/4 to % inch.
Deep sowing also results in de-
layed emergence, weakened seed-
lings, and thin stands which permit
weeds to get an early start and to
compete successfully with the young
seedlings of the meadow crop
plants. If a companion crop is used,
this delay and the stronger, more
rapid early growth of the compan-
ion crop plants result in still great.
er competition for the smaller seed-
lings of the grasses and legumes.
If the depth of sowing which gives
the maximum number of seedlings
is used, it should be possible to ob-
tain a good stand by sowing less
seed per acre than has been used by
most farmers in the past.
Thed problem of sowing seed at
depths of V4 to % inch and not run
the chance of much of it being 1 to
2 inches deep is not simple. One of
the common practices, and about
the only practical one on an uneven
or rough field, is to broadcast the
seed and follow with a drag having
the teeth sloped back. A grass-seed
drill is good but extreme care
should be taken to set it for very
shallow seeding. One of the most
efficient implements for this pur-
pose is the pulverizer-packer grass-
legume seeder. The front rolls pack
the surface soil, at the same time
creating furrows into which the
seed is dropped; the rear roels al-
ternate With the front rolls and
lightly cover the seed and firm the
soil over it.
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Fool Waiting Nimrods
Thirty-eight hunters who gath-
ered at Crawfordville Thursday of
last week (opening of the hunting
season) with anticipation of taking
home a goose or two today are of
the belief that geese carry watches.
The hunting season was due to
open at noon, and all morning a
huge flock of geese milled around
in Luther Roberts' field, feeding
Hunters from miles around got
wind of it, and 38 of them paid Rob-
erts $5 apiece to hide in the field.
They took their stands well in
advance of the noon shooting dead-
line. The geese went on calmly
feeding, paying no attention to the
drooling nimrods. It sure looked
like a great day, with Thanksgiving
goose for everybody.
But at 11:30 a. m. the geese all
took off and flew into the nearby
federal game refuge, and not a
single hunter got a shot for his five
Miss Doris Bleckley and Miss Er-
line McClellan of Marianna spent
the Thanksgiving holiday here with
Mr. aid Mrs. C. A. McClellan. They
also attended the Pridgeon reunion
dinner Thursday held at the Prid-
geon fish camp on.the Dead Lakes.
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Ferrell and Mr. and Mrs. Tommy
Braxton and children spent Thanks-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE-9 GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1951
GI I STR IPORTIII.I"", GUL' CA3 I II
Sharks Nose Out Altha Inr
Last Game of Season 7-6
The St. Joe high Sharks wound
up their football season last Friday
with a 7 to 6 win over the Altha
high team. It was the third victory
of the season for the locals.
Final standings in the Northwest
Florida Conference follow:
Chipley ---....- 4
Marianna ...........----- 4
Graceville .----..-... 2
Bonifay ..---.---.... 1
Port St. Joe ..--..... 0
The Sharks failed to
their conference tilts.
L T Pet.
0 1 1.000
0 1 1.000
2 0 .667
3 0 .400
3 0 .400
5 0 .167
4 0 .000
win any of
ALTO ADAMS OPPOSED TO
EAST COAST TURNPIKE
Alto Adams, candidate' for gover-
nor, has come out against the pro-
posed-'multi-million dollar turnpike
along the Florida east coast, say-
ing flatly that he could not approve
any such "pig-in-the-poke proposal."
The turnpike idea calls for a giant
toll highway providing a direct link
between Jacksonville and Miami,
'but by-passing the smaller towns
and cities in between.
Adams will be in Wewa'hitchka
Saturday morning to informally dis-
cuss his race for governor.
HIGHLAND VIEW NEWS
By MARJORIE ROGERS
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Meyer of Port
St. Joe spent Thanksgiving here
with the latter's mother, Mrs. D.
Mrs. A. S. Coxwell of Blounts-
town spent Thanksgiving with her
son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. T. H. Story.
Mrs. Lila Kemp of Kinard spent
the week-end here with her daugh-
ter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Flet-
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Clark of
Marianna spent last week with
their daughter and son-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Stewart.
Mrs. Bruce Hartman of Clarion,
Ohio, is visiting her brother and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Adams.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Chestnut of
Panama -ity spent Sunday here
with the former's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Chestnut.
Mrs. Marvin Gendlin of Colum-
bus, S. C., is visiting here with Mr.
and Mrs. H. G. Foster.
Rev. and Mrs. C. T. Laws of East
Point spent Thanksgiving here with
their daughter and family, Mr. and
Mrs. M. R. Gentry.
Mr. annd Mrs. Jim Chestnut re-
ceived word Monday that their
granddaughter, Mrs. Virginia Blair,
.better known as "Polly," is an-
nouncing the arrival of a 7-pound
daughter last Friday.
Mrs. H. A. Smith last week hon-
ored here son Bobby on his 11th
birthday with a party. Guests were
entertained with a number of con-
tests and games, honors 'going to
Clara Parish. Refreshments of ice
cream, cake and cold drinks were
Mrs. B. F. Goodson of Bascom is
visiting here with her sister, Mrs.
H. J. Foster.
Favors Legal Gambling
and Bonus for State Vets
Dale Spencer of Kissimmee, can-
didate for governor who previously
said he favors legalized gambling,
put a state bonus for World War II
veterans into his platform Thurs-
day of last week.
'Spencer didn't say how much of
a bonus he favors paying veterans,
but he elaborated On his plan for
legalized gambling. Under it, he
said, city councils and county com-
missioners would issue licenses and
fix fees, both with local option.
Gross tax on gambling would be 3
per cent, the city or county keep-
ing two-thirds of the money col-
lected and the state getting the re-
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FRDY NOEME 30 $' TH TR OTS.JE UF _NY LRD AEF
Gray To Bring Suit
New Election Laws
Contributions Clause Infringes On
Rights of Citizens, Says Pan-
ama City Mayor
Mayor Car Gray of Panama City
has his dander up in regard to Flor-
ida's new election laws and allows
he's going to make an attack on
the legislation "by the shortest pos-
sible route to the supreme court."
Gray says he going to ask the su-
preme court for a declaratory de-
cree on the law, passed by the 1951
session of the legislature. The law,
he avers, "if followed to the letter.
would eliminate every honorable
man in the state from the roster of
candidates for public office."
The particular part of the law
Gray will challenge requires candi-
dates for office to keep a record of
all contributions 'to campaign ex-
penses, what they were spent for,
name of the contributor, the amount
and the item for which the money
Gray said his main reason for at-
tacking the law is that he believed
it infringes on his constitutional
rights as a citizen. "I have talked
to several persons who may become
candidates for statewide office and
all of them have expressed a desire
to see the law challenged but were
afraid tO do it themselves for fear
of public opinion recently aroused
by the Kefauver crime investigating
committee," said the mayor. "Can-
didates feel, if they attack the law,
the public will think they are up to
some type of campaign skulldug-
While Gray said he isn't figuring
on being a candidate for public of-
fice at the moment, he did say that
"some day I may decide to become
a\ candidate, and in that event I
would not want my constitutional
rights as a citizen infringed on by
some inequitable law."
Tlbe Florida Press Association is
also studying the law, lifted almost
bodily from New Jersey statutes
which for more than 20 years have
existed on New Jersey lawbooks
without a test case. The association
also is contemplating .asking for a
declaratory judgment to get court
interpretation of puzzling features
of the new law.
Dear Santa Claus-I have enjoyed
the toys you gave me last Xmas.
Will you please bring me a doll
Her number is 48T3894. A little
play school set. Toy doctor and
nurse kit. I wish my dolly had a
skating suit please, 49H3441.
I hope yo will take the Korean
children lots of warm clothes.
I am sending you one of my pic-
I thank you so much. I love you.
SMARY DELL RAMSEY.
Dear Santa Claus--Will you bring
me a tool chest, a bunch of army
men, a gun and holster, a 'bow and
arrow set, a pool table, a jig saw
puzzle, a game of old maid cards,
a. B'B car.
I am in the second grade. If you
come to town you will know me be-
cause I got a front tooth out.
I'll be good till you get here.
Here for Thanksgiving
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moore and
children, Edward and Carol Ann, of
Pensacola, and Mr. and Mrs. Pat
McGuire and daughters, Patricia,
Linda and Joan, of Mobile, spent
the Thanksgiving season here with
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hunt and Mr.
and Mrs. Floyd Hunt.
Spend Week-end Here
Mr. and Mrs. David Hinote and
*baby of Macon, Ga., spent the week-
end here with Mr. and Mrs. Terry
D. S. "Dan" DANSBY of Orlando,
a former Bay county deputy sher-
iff and former member of the
Panama City police force, who
this week announced his candi-
dacy for membership on the Flor-
ida railroad and public utilities
PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB
Sweet pea planting right now is
a good idea. Possibly you already
have in winter-flowering Spencers.
The season can be extended by
planting some early spring flower-
ing varieties. Don't forget to lime
soil and inoculate seed with nitro-
gent inolculation for best results.
Perennial beds will benefit from
a mulch put on now. Peat moss will
be better than leaves.
Moles may show up burrowing
across your choice 'aw and bedding
areas. Calcium cyanide crystals
pumped into their buri-ows 6 feet
apart will get a lot of 'em. Be care-
ful not to breathe fumes as they
are poisonous, now. Results will be better if they
Plant new rose bushes as soon as are kept in the refrigerator for five
you can get them. Plenty of feeding or six weeks.
and watering will get them off to a ------
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Bulbs found by experience to do peace, and first in taxes, controls
well in 'St. Joe should be bought and regulations.
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If You Hanker To
Burn Over Land,
Let Hardy Know
Will Save State and County Money
As Well As Time of the
All landowners in Gulf county are
requested to report plans to burn
land or trash to the Gulf county
fire control unit so that equipment
possibly vitally needed elsewhere
will not be wasted on a controlled
"Although no law states that a
notification must be given to the
forest service if you burn your own
land," County Ranger H. A. Hardy
said, "it would save the state and
county money, as well as save the
time of us hard-working firefighters
if such notification was given."
The forget fire laws do state t
neighboring landowners must
notified at least one, and not m
than ten days, prior to the con
burn, Hardy added, and the
must be adequately policed to
vent its escaping. Suppression co
land damages and possible prose
tion face the landowner who let
control burn become a wildfire
damage the property of others.
"One last word of warning,"
forester added. "This is the dan,
ous time of year for woods fires
Florida, so be careful with y
land burning, even if it is your o
Spend Thanksgiving In Georg
Mrs. Richard Porter and dau
ter Bobby spent the Thanksgiv
holidays in Columbus, Ga., with
atives and friends.
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FOR SALE-Thayer baby carriage
in good condition. See it at Buz-
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BARGAIN FOR SALE-1 Sparks
oil heater, complete with 110 gal.
fuel oil tank and metal stand for
fuel tank, 100 gals. kerosene and 30
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All for $110 cash. S. C. Pridgeon,
phone Canal 2-J. 12-7*
FOR SALE-Thayer -baby carriage,
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p. Wizard outboard motor, 12-foot
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FOR SALE -8x10-f6ot playhouse.
Can be moved. Ralph Nance, St.
Joe Beach. 11-30*
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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.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
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SAMARITAN LODGE No. 40, I.
O. F.-Meets first and third Thi
days, 7:30 p. m; in Masonic Hall.
members urged to attend; visit
brethren invited. J. F. Miller, N.
John Blount, V. G.; Theo Bish
AMERICAN LEGION Willis
Rowan Post 116, meets first
third Mondays, 8 p. m., Legion H
Visiting Legionnaires invited to
tend. Denver C. Miller, command
W. S. Smith, adjutant.
R.-A. M.-Regular convocation
5t. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R.
M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All v
ing companions welcome. J. L. V
son, High Priest; H. R. Maige, S
MELODY REBEKAH LODGE I
22, I. 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and
Thursday at 8:00 p. m. in Maso
hall. Mary B. Forehand, N.G.;-M
E. Weeks, V.G.; Fannie Brown, S
MASONIC TEMPLE F & A I
Port St. Joe Lodge 111. Regs
R meetings 2nd and 4th
days each month, 8:00 p.
Members urged to atte
visiting brothers welcome. Mil
Chafin, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Si
Special meeting Friday, Nov. 3(
p. m. Past Master's night. Work
M. M. degree.
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Famous Mirro 17-Piece
Fun to give coffee parties! In-
cludes percolator, $1
cups, saucers, etc. $1.39
For Young Hostesses!
TO MY MANY FRIENDS
I wish to announce my decision not to seek re-election
to the office of State Attorney for the Fourteenth Judicial
Circuit. The ever increasing duties devolving upon the
State Attorney has faced me with the choice of either aban-
doning my private law practice or retii-ing from the office
of State Atto.nley. I can ill afford to sacrifice my law prac-
tice, and it therefore seems only proper that I stand aside
for someone who can devote more time to the tremendous
volume of work now moving through the State Attorney's
office from the 6 counties embraced by this judicial circuit.
In announcing that I shall not be a candidate for re-
election, I do so with a feeling of profound gratitude to
my good friends through whose confidence and good will
I was elected to this office nearly four years ago. I trust
that I have conducted the office in such a manner that my
many friends who so generously placed in me their faith
and confidence shall have no cause for apology or regret.
MERCER P. SPEAR
A choice for
any little total
'V' ;1.98 each
Three beautiful plush animals that
will delight the toddlers. Brown and
cream bear; golden fawn, or black
and gold horse.
BUY ON OUR EASY BUDGET PLAN!
with Stenmware $4.95
Complete service for four; con-
sists of plates, cups, saucers,
knives, forks, spoons, etc. Also
includes stemware set.
Everything for little Mothers!
A "honey" of a train! Latest-type twin Diesel
locomotive, gondola, box car, caboose, track
and transformer .. all for this low price!
USE OUR CONVENIENT LAW-AWAY PLAN!
Doll E Nurser
21-PIECE FEEDING SET
Set includes bottle rack,
bottles, nipples, funnel, etc.,
for preparing dollies' formulas.
FIRESTONE HOME & AUTO SUPPLY STORE
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
MEET YOUR FRIENDS
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FRIDAY, NOViEMBER 30, 1951
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY,. FLORIDA
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