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Official Paper for Gulf
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of the Entire County
"Port St. Joe-The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chaftahoochee Valley"
VO E XV FORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1951 NUMBER 11
New Election Law
Expenditures Made By Any-
'one for Candidate Must
Be Put On Record
State Attorney General Richard
Ervin this week, in response to a
request from the Florida Press 4s-
sociation, the Florida Association of
Broadcasters and the Associated
Dailies of Florida, has rendered an
opinion on the new election law
set up by the 1951 legislature.
The new law really inakes rough
going for individuals and corpora-
tions who in the past have assisted
candidates with contributions. Big
blow to the ego of editors is Er-
vin's opinion that editorials favor-
able to a candidate are not "a thing
of value" and, therefore are exempt
from the law.
The attorney general's opinion,
in part, follows:
"In the absence of court con-
struction of the law, the position is
here assumed that expenditures
made or expenses incurred by a cit-
izen not conencted directly or in-
directly with a candidate or the
management of his' candidacy in
connection with the publication of
the citizen's views which are favor-
able to a candidate by means of a
paid advertisement in a newspaper
or on the radio are, expenditures
made or expenses incurred in the
furtherance or aid of the-candidacy
of such candidate. Hence, any such
expenditures made must be author-
ized by the campaign treasurer of
the candidate and must be paid in
pursuance of the procedure set
forth, and neither a newspaper nor
a broadcasting company may law-
fully accept any money from a citi-
zen for the purposes and under cir-
"Nothing in this answer is to be
construed as limiting the full right
of any citizen freely to express him-
self concerning any candidate, short
of the expenditure of funds or in-
curring of expense for such pur-
Another section of the law reads,
in part: "No contribution or expen-
diture or money or other thing of
value shall be made except
through the duly appointed cam-
paign treasurer of the candidate."
Regarding this, Ervin said: "The
words 'thing of value' as used are
to be read in-relation to contribu-
tions to a candidate as set forth in
(Continued on page 10)
Inductees Can Still Have
Their Choice of Services
Chief Johnson of the Tallahassee
navy recruiting station will be in
St. Joe'next Tuesday. Those inter-
ested in enlisting in the navy or in
obtaining information on opportun-
ities offered them in the navy may
see him at the postoffice between
the hours of 10 a. m. and 4 p. m.
Chief Johnson says that the inter-
sirvice agreement whereby young
men who have received their pre-
induction physical but who have
not received their notice to report
for induction may volunteer for the
service of their choice has been ex-
tended to December 31.
Attend Funeral At Greensboro
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Ferrell and
Mrs. W. J. Ferrell attended the fu-
neral of Mrs. W. B. Ferrell's bro-
ther-in-law, J. F. Sheppard, held
Tuesday in Greensboro.
Rev. 0. D. Featured In Two Deaths In Families
of Mr. and Mrs. Quaries
'Fraternity of Wooden
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Quarles were
In. Inc..' Macazine 11 i Ta alonsa. .Ala.. parlv
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Saturday to attend fune
Former Minister Here Gaining Con- for Mrs. Quarles' bro
fidence In Walking; Hopes Smith, who was killed
To Get In Some Fishing scooter wreck Friday
his home in Lake Char
Rev. O. D. Langston, former pas- They also received r
tor of the St. Joe Methodist Church day that Mr. Quarles'
and now living in Auburn, Al., is passed away in Tuscalc
featured in the December issue of The Star joins in exte
"Courage," official magazine of the pathy to the bereaved f
Fraternity of the Wooden Leg, Inc., ---
a non-profit and benevolent organi- 01en Store Is N6
zation dedicated to the purpose of
restoration of morale and the re- Open for I
-building of ambition in the field of
Has Large Stock of F
We do not have space for the en- Has Large
tire article, but we quote this part: Entire Famiy; E
"In speaking of his 'call to preach,' All Local Resid
he says this came to him in Au-
gusta, Ark., during a case of ma- The grand opening
larial fever which soared to 104 de- Department Store, int
grees. After his recovery, deeply next the Port Theater f
thoughtful, he resumed work in a cupied by Schneider's,
local store. One day the pastor of Thursday morning, and
the local Methodist church invited continuing the opening
him to the district church confer- throughh today and Satu
ence. Langston accepted, and dur- are being given to all
ing the conference sang, solo, that tending the opening.
Miss Lola Mclntosh,
old, rousing hymn, 'Face To Face:' ss Lola Mcntosh,
When he had finished, tears were locally, is the manage
said: "We're so proud
coursing down his cheeks and down
the cheeks of many others. The store, we want everyb
matter was settled then and there." St. Joe and Gulf county
In sending the magazine, 0. D.
wrote: 'I'm sure my friends down
there will be glad to know I'm
walking some now. I walk up the
church steps between two men and
!then use nmy Canadian type- i.Luche-.
They are really good and I can
handle them with confidence. I
have' walked in and out of the
house without any help, and I walk
slowly about the house without any
help, and I walk slowly about the
yard and in the house. Ill be going
good by Christmas.
"It looks like Warren Lindsey is
going to catch all the speckled
trout from the canal before I can
get down there again. Tell him I
said leave me a few until I can get
down there. I may get down there
yet before the 'freezes' get us."
Auto Tags for 1952 To
Go On Sale January 5
Uncle Edd Pridgeon, Gulf county
tax collector, states that the 1952
automobile license plates will go on
sale January 5 instead of the usual
Decemberl1, as was the practice in
Expiration date for purchase of
the new orange lettered tags on a
blue background will be February
20. No plates will be issued prior
to the January 5 initial purchasing
date, Uncle Edd stated.
The sale dates of the 1952 tags
conforms to a law passed by the
1951 state legislature due to the
fact that many folks declared they
were broke after Christmas and
couldn't afford to lay the cash on
the line for tags.
CLUB SPONSORING OUTDOOR
YULE DECORATION CONTEST
Once again the Port St. Joe Gar-
den Club is sponsoring a contest
for outdoor Christmas decorations.
However, cash prizes will not be
offered as in the past, due to the
fact that the club is using all funds
available for the purchase of trees
for planting on the city's streets.
Ribbon awards will be given.
Takes Over Beauty Shop
Mrs. Beatrice Revell Wednesday
took over the operation of Clara's
Beauty Shop, which has been op-
erated by Miss Clara Yates.
Besides Miss McInto
staff of salespeople are
extend a warm welcome
itors. In keeping with a
lished policy, all emple
store are local resident
Thousands of dollars v
fashions for the entire
cluding shoes and house
comprise the stock of th
The store building ha
pletely remodeled and
throughout, and fixture
ern and up-to-date in d
monious decorations of
nastels and drleen tones
PUS-eS U11 U-e) ulr s
now, give the interior
new and pleasing effec
Fluorescent lights a
on-the-eyes interior; d
are convenient and roon
block flooring adds to t
look of the store and th
color scheme. The wi
been redecorated and
MEETING IS SCHEDU
FORM NAVAL RESE
Anyone interested in
tion of a naval reserve
St. Joe are asked to c
American Legion hall
day, December 13, at
which time Lt. M. M. G
reserve will explain in
purpose and objects of
The Florida State
Commerce came out thi
a news release, publish
papers throughout the
gard to tonnage handled
ports during 195Q. The
the same identical fig
placed Port St. Joe as
nage handled, in the is
member 28. *
It's A Boy for the Cc
Mr. and Mrs. Will
Comforter are the prou
an adopted son. The
five months old, has 1
William Peter Jr., but
ferred to as "Rocky."
yet to receive a cigar.
Spends Week-end Wi
Ernest Smith of Ty
spent the week-end he
mother, Mrs. B. H. Sm:
in a motor
of the Olen
the store is
Gene arris Awarded Garden lub To
Bronze Star Medal for Pl
Heroic Achievement Pant rees n
Ctroaatc a n\
Had Previously Been Recipient of
French Croix de Guerre In
Cpl. Ernest G. "Gene" Farris, son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Farris of this
city, has been awarded the Bronze
Star Medal with "V" device for
heroic achievement while fighting
with the 2nd Infantry Division in
Gene, a member of the 23rd In-
fantry Regiment, distinguished him-
self in the vicinity of Yao-dong on
On this date, Farris, serving in
the capacity of a forward observer,
was assigned to a French unit when
it was suddenly subjected to a fe-
rocious counterattack by a numer-
ically superior hostile force.
Under the pressure of the deter-
mined enemy it finally became
necessary for the unit to withdraw.
In the course of this action Farris
rday. Gifts noticed a stricken comrade lying in
children at- a position exposed to intense enemy
fire With complete disregard for
well known his personal safety, he crossed the
ir, and she fire-swept area, picked up the
of our new wounded man and carried him to
ody in. Port the safety of a medical aid station.
to visit us!" Gene's courageous action, says
sh, a large the war department, was undoubt-
on hand to edly responsible for saving the life
e to all vis- of his wounded comrade.
Slong-estab- Corporal Farris had previously
oyes of the been the recipient of the French
s. Croix de Guerre awarded him in
vorth of new the same. action.
family, in- Gene's folks were under the im-
eholBl needs, pression that he was safe in a rear
ie new Olen area at the time.
s been com- If You're Interested, You
es are mod- Can Hunt Alligators Here
contrasting In the market for an alligator-
so popular hide bag? Well, you can hunt for
a decidedly alligators in Gulf county from Oc-
t. tober 1 to February 1, providing you
ssure easy- get a special permit-from the state
ress rooms game commission! that is, not from
my, and tile the alligators. But there's a
the spacious string attached-you can't take a
e decorative 'gator under eight feet in length.
ndows have Ten South Florida counties have
new lights been completely closed to the tak-
ing of 'gators at all times, but the
remaining 57, including Gulf, re-
LED TO main open between the dates indi-
ERVE UNIT cated above.
unit in Port DEWEY GAY RETURNS
:ome to the TO STATES FROM KOREA
next Thurs- When the destroyer tender USS
7 p. m., at Bryce Canyon returned to the U. S.
hunter of the from Korea last week it was 'home'
Detail the again for Dewey J. Gay, boatswain's
the unit. mate, third class, USN of this city,
-- after. seven months' duty in the
'EM Western Pacific.
Chamber of The Bryce Canyon operated in
s week with Japanese waters in direct support
ied by daily of UN naval forces engaged in the
state, in re- Korean campaign.
d by Florida
Star carried JUNIOR CLASS PLAY AT
ures, which HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT
fifth in ton- Don't forget the junior class play,
issue of Sep- "In Again! Out Again!", to'be pre-
sented in the high school auditor-
-ium this evening at 8 o'clock.
omforters! The play, under the direction of
iam "Pete" Mrs. Brooks Kennington, is loaded
d parents of with laughs, and everyone is urged
young man, to be present for an evening of
been named enjoyment.
will be re- -----
Ye Ed has Expected From Sunny California
Raymond Lawrence, John Rich
and Donald Parker, all in the navy,
th Mother are expected to arrive home this
yndall Field week-end from San Diego, Calif., on
ere with his leave before being assigned to new
Will Make House to- House
Selling Trees and Giving
Free Pine Seedlings
By HAZEL R. JONES
Everyone has been talking for
years about St. Joe's lack of trees.
The Port St. Joe Garden Club has
decided that the time has come to
stop talking and start doing some-
The club has adopted a tree-
planting plan as its one big project
for the year, as the members feel
there is nothing that will add so
much to the beauty of our city as
To raise money for this project,
the club is taking a silver offering
at their annual "Holiday Houses,"
and everyone is urged to see these
-beautifully decorated houses and
contribute to the tree-planting pro-
ject. Those who are not able to get
to the "Holiday Houses" and wish
to contribute to the project, may
call Mrs. I. C. Nedley, who will
drop by and pick up your contribu-
Labor and dirt for the project are
to be provided by the city commis-
sion and the state highway depart-
ment, so every cent contributed
will be used to purchase trees.
The Garden Club. will have a va-
riety of trees for sale to individuals
in January and will have free pine
seedlings, contributed by the St.
Joe Paper Company, for distribu-
tion to anyone desiring to plant
them in their own yards. The club
is planning to put on a house-to-
house canvass in January selling
trees and distributing pine seed-
The club hopes to get the follow-
ing plantings done this winter, and
gives the.estimated expense (trees
7 to. 8 feet in height will cost 65c
Highway 98 from 9th Street to
5th Street-78 cherry laurels and
78 red buds. Cost $101.40.
Highway 98 from 1st Street to
paper mill entrance-90 live oaks
and 78 red buds. Cost $117.00.
Fifth Street to complete planting
of crepe myrtles-175. Cost $113.75.
School grounds-30 trees. Cost
Long Avenue from 11th Street to
16th Street-240 mimosa. To cost
Palm Boulevard-9 magnolias to
Hillbilly Band To Play At
Rich Super-Market Today
Toby Dowdy and his Dixie Lily
Hi-Pointers Band will appear in
person today (Friday) at Rich's
Super-Market for the pleasure of
customers, particularly those who
like hillbilly music.
While we're on Rich's Market, we
would like to thank E. J. Rich for
a big bag of oranges, grapefruit
and apples, plus a half dozen ears
of corn with which he "sampled"
us recently. Seems we're a guinea
pig for the store, and if we like the
samples Mr. Rich stocks 'em up
Return Here To Make Home
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Lonsford
and son, James Lonnie, of Hettin-
ger, N. D., recently returned to St.
Joe to again make their home af-
ter residing in North Dakota and
lillinois for the past several years.
ds16~13 \YI Prll
PAGE TW TH TR OTS.JE UFCUTFOIAFIADCME ,15
; Social Activities
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE O. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
Miss Edwina Howell and Garden Club Preparing
Herbert Cox Are Wed For 'Holiday Houses'
The home of Mr. and Mrs. George Members of the Port St. Joe Gar-
McKeown in Quincy was the scene den Club are busily and enthusias-
of a lovely wedding Wednesday eve- tically at work making prepara-
ning when Miss Edwina Howell and
Mr. Herbert Cox of this city were
united in marriage.
The vows were spoken before an
improvised altar in front of the
mantle, which was banked with a
lovely arrangement of white 'mums,
gladiolus and fern. Potted palms
and tall candelabra holding lighted
white tapers completed the setting.
Rev. Ivey Edwards, pastor of the
Quincv First Bantist Church. ner-
tions for decorating two Holiday
Houses." which will be open to the
public on December 16 from 4 to
9 p. m.
The home of Mrs. Robert Tapper
on Monument Avenue will be dec-
orated by the Gladiolus Circle, and
that of Mrs. Basil E. Kenney by the
Azalea Circle. Many clever arrange-
ments for doors, windows, mantles,
dining tables and occasional tables
are being prepared, and those view-
formed the double ring ceremony .in"g them should get many ideas
Miss June Paulk of this city served to be used in their own homes to
as maid of honor and Alfred Friday express the Yule spirit.
Sof Brooksville acted as best man. Everyone is urged to visit these
Inez Payne, at the piano, rendered two "Holiday Houses." A silver of-
"Because," and Buddy Sewell, solo- fering will be taken, which will be
ist, sang "The Sweetest Story Ever used by the club to purchase trees
Told." Traditional wedding marches for planting along the city streets.
were played As usual, the club will decorate
were played. I
The bride, given in marriage by the city hall, the Azalea Circle be-
her father. W. H. Howell, was lovely i 'ug in charge this year.
in a navy moire taffeta gown, bal-
lerina length, with navy accessories. Junior Woman's Club Lays
She carried a white Bible with a Plans for Christmas Party
white orchid, and her only orna-
te A andh o s special meeting of the Port St.
ment was a strand of pearls. ......... ...
ent was a strand o eas. Joe Junior Woman's Club was held
Presiding at the reception im-
residing at the recepon Wednesday evening of last week at
mediately following the ceremony,
were Mrs. Helen Lewis and Mrs. the home of the president, Mrs. W.
were Mrs. Helen Lewis and Mrs.
George MceKeown. J. Strickland, at which time plans
were discussed for a Christmas
The happy couple then left for a were discussed for a Christas
wedding trip to South Florida. For party, which will be in the form of
traveling, the bride wore a brown a buffet supper at the home of Mrs.
B. E. Kenney on December 19. A
checked wool suit with brown ac-basketb te as also organize
Basketball team was also organized
cessories. Her cprsage was a white at this te to play other Junior
at this time to play other Junior
orchid. Woman's Club teams in the spring.
Those from St. Joe attending the After the business session, re-
.H. After the business session, re-
wedding were Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
freshments, arranged for by the hos-
Howell and son Jimmy, Mr. and
Hpitality chairman, Margaret Law-
Mrs. Donald Birath and children, r
,rence, were served to the 15 mem-
Mrs. Sue Spaulding and children,
and Miss June Paulk. Others pres-
ent were Mrs. W. H. Cox of Brooks- PTISI
ville, mother of the groom, and Mr. BAPTIS W. M. U. SIN REGULAR
and Mrs. William Shores of Cotton- BUSINESS SESSION MO
dale.The Baptist W. M. U. met at the
church Monday afternoon For the
On their return to' the city, the r u ess a eting with Mrs.
young couple will be "at home" to regular business meeting with Mrs.
young couple will be "at home" to W. J. Ferrell, W. M. U. president,
their friends at the Bobbitt apart- presiding.
meant on 7th Street. p i .
ttThe meeting was opened with the
W. M. U. song for the year, "All
Program Presented By G. Hail the Power of Jegus' Name," af-
A.'s At Colored Church ter which Mrs. I. E. Voss led in
The Vii'ginia Hagood Girls' Aux- prayer and Miss Jane Keels brought
iliary of the First Baptist Church the devotional from the 9th chapter
met at the church Monday after- of Acts, giving the life of Paul. Af-
noon and from there went to the ter the business discussion, during
noon and from there went to theRev.
Baptist church in the colored quar- which all reports were given, Rev.
ters to present the Lottie Moon L. J. Keels dismssied with prayer.
program on foreign mission work. The royal service program will be
Sixteen G. A.'s were present and held December 31, the fifth Mon-
six visitors, Mrs. Edwin Ramsey, day, with Circle III in charge.
young peoples' leader; Mrs. Hazel
Ferrell, W. M. S. president, and MARINER SCOUTS MEET
four Suneams, Bob Craig, Kathy The regular meeting of the Mari-
and Donald Birath and Margie Hall. ner Scouts was leld Wednesday af-
Taking'part on the program, pre- ternoon at which time plans were
sented in an effort to help get discussed for a Christmas party the
youth work started among the col- girls hope to have on December 17.
ored young folks, were Celia and Six of the girls and Miss Leeton en-
Rose Mary Tomlinson, Elaine Mus- joyed a hike last Saturday, hiking
to the home of Martha Miller where
selwhite, Sandra Bracewell, Patty
Ingram, Barbara Williams, Frances
Lewis, Ann Kay, Phyllis Lewis and
Mrs. E. R. DuBose, counselor.
Mrs. Charles Neil Gibbs of Knox-
ville, Tenn., announces the engage-
ment of her daughter, Barbara Lou,
to Charles Peacock of Valpariso,
Fla., son of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Pea-
cock of Port St. Joe, the wedding
to be held December 30 in Knox-
ville. Miss Gibbs is receptionist at
headquarters, Eglin Air Force Base.
Mr. Peacock is in the automobile
business in Valpariso.
Here for Yule Holidays
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. "Red" Hor-
ton of Colorado Springs, Colo., ar-
rived in St. Joe last week-end to
visit with relatives and friends un-
til after Christmas.
supper was cooked in the yard,
consisting of hamburger steak, let-
tuce and tomato salad, pork and
beans and hot chocolate. The re-
turn trip was made on the truck of
Edward Creamer. All of the scouts
had a wonderful time.-Sonjia Ann
The special program on South
America planned by the Methodist
W. S. C. S. for tonight has been
postponed until next Friday night.
Regular circle meetings will be held
in the homes Monday. Don't forget
that the special program includes a
covered dish supper.
Spend Week-end In Alabama
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Carr spent the
past week-end in Tuskegee, Ala.,
with the. former's parents and also
visited with friends.
anMuot:XSi *\: *:*::*;'*"*"*
AND SUNDAY SERVICES
THE METHODIST CHURCH
Warren Lindsey, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Churech school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:30 p. m.-Methodist Youth Fel-
lowship (four groups).
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
p. m.; choir rehearsal 8:15 p. m.
We invite everyone to attend all
of our services.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
6:15 p. m.-Training Union.
7:30 p. m.--Evening worship.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
ning at 7:30.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH
H. H. Jones, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:45 p. m.-Evening worship.
Thursday, 7:45 p. m. -Midweek
Saturday night-Young Peoples'
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fr. Robert O'Sullivan, Priest
Mass the first Sunday of each
month at 8 a. m. Other Sundays at
10:30 a. m.
ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Morning prayer each Sunday at
Holy communion at 7:30 a. m.
second and third Sundays
Church school each Sunday at
9:45 a. m.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH
Rev. Charles Raley, Pastor
10:00 a. .m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Preaching service.
7:45 p. m.-Evening service.
Prayer service Wednesday 7:45
Shower Honors Edwina
Miss Edwina Howell, bride-elect,
was honored Monday night with a
crystal shower in her chosen pat-
tern by Miss Margaret Lawrence at
the Episcopal parish house. Autumn
leaves and a ball and chain made
of crepe paper were the decorations
for this lovely affair. After the
usual games and contests appropri-
ate for the occasion were enjoyed,
the honoreeiwas presented with the
gifts of crystal.
Fruitcake and coffee were served
to the Misses Edwina Howell, Jan
Wimberly Joyce Sexton, Teresa
Edwards, Sara Jo Costin, Virginia
Shelton, June Paulk and Betty Dar-
cey and Mesdames W. H. Cox, Sue
Spaulding and'W:H. Howell.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Bowlin of
this city are the proud parents of
a son, born Monday, December 3,
at the Port St. Joe Municipal Hos-
pital. The young gentleman has
been named Ronald Glenn.
Visiting Daughter and Son
Mrs. W. H. Cox of Brooksville is
visiting here this week with her
daughter, Mrs. Sue Spaulding, and
son, Bert Cox.
Dr. Charles Reicherter
RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
HOURS S TO 5 PHONE 5665
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
CLOSED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS
A Martin Theatre
Port St. Joe, Fla.
"DEDICATED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE"
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
--- Added ---
LATEST NEWS and Cartoon,
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-- FEATURE No. I
^'^gsat. a r
--- FEATURE No. 2 ---
Chapter 2 of New Serial
"The Invisible Monster"
------ Plus ---
Cartoon, "WHAT HAPPENS
------ Also ---
LATEST NEWS and Cartoon,
"JERRY and the GOLDFISH"
The story of the great
French and Indian wars
In Beautiful Color
Cartoon and Sport Short
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
--- Plus ---
LATEST NEWS and Cartoon,
"GROAN AND GRUNT"
GO TO A MOVIE THEATRE TODAY
WO0 W000000000 000
Celebrating the GOLDEN JUBILEE of the American Movie Theatre
-. -at aS,,, ,,,, 8 a a e OSO ***S .
MRS. HOWELL, ENTERTAINS A single dust storm such as blew
J. A. M. CLUB MONDAY in the U. S. southwest in the '30's
Mrs. W. H. Howell was hostess may blow, away as many as. 300,-
Monday night to members of the J. 000,000 tons of topsoil in a day.
A. M. Club in her home on Eighth t
Street. A lovely bowl of chrysan- *I
hemums in yellow and red cen- The Store With the Right
tered the table in the living room Prices!
where the guests were entertaifled.
After a session of visiting and WANTED-A Thousand
sewing, the hostess served a con- Customers Before Xmas!
gealed saad, openface sandwiches,
date cake-and coffee to Mesdames YOU are always welcome
Eliza Lawson, Gladys Boyer, Verna at Bishop Jewelry Store!
Smith, Eula Pridgeon, Elaine Prid-
-- We Have for You -4
geon, Ruby PrAdgeon, Florrie Con- e Have for You
nell, Lola Costin and Myrtice Smith. Elgin Watches, Rings, Brace-
Next meeting of the club, Decem- lets, Necklaces, Pins, Cigaret
ber 17, will be the Christmas party Lighters, Ear Rings, Simmons
and will be held at the home of Watch Chains, Billfolds and
Mrs. Eula Pridgeon at White City. Many Other Gifts.
We have that famous ROBOT
Dr. JOseph B. Spear Watch for Ladies and Gents.
Dr. Joseph B. Spear *n V.
OPTOMETRIST Use Our Lay-Away Plan
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated BISHOP'S JEWEIRY
AAcross from Port Theater
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIOA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1951
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1951
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN PERSON AT OUR STORE FRIDAY ONLY !!
TOBY DOWDY'S DIXIE LILY
HI,- POINTER'S BAND
TRUCKLOAD FRESH ORANGES 3 Dozen 25c
OYSTER BAR OPEN UNTIL 9:00 P. M
Y S EACH WEEK-DAY!
OYSTERS ON HALF SHELL Dozen ----23c
OYSTERS BY THE PINT_ ------ 69c
-- BRING YOUR FAMILY TO OUR OYSTER BAR! --
No. 10 JUG
No. 10 97
Celo Wrap" 49
Roast 39c Ib.
FLOUR 10l b. Bag
MEAL 51bs 36c 2 bs
GRITS 24 oz.
BAKERITE 3 lb. Can 69c
TALL CAN LARGE CANS
ALASKA SALMON --.-39c TOMATOES 2 for 29c
TALL CAN ALL CATSUP 19c
MACKEREL 2 for- 28c EXCEPT HEINZ 27c
LARGE BOXES BLUE PLATE
CORN FLAKES 2 for 23c MAYONNAISE Pint 39c
OKRA each ALL FROZEN JUICES
TURNIP GREENS -
GARDEN PEAS 19 2.for 29c
FANTAIL SHRIMP Tdy 59
Port St. Joe, Fla.
f Santa Says
SBOYLES FEATURES JOLLY GOOD
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
He Never Has Too Many Socks!
E &W First Quality
3 pr. $1
New holiday patterns and colors.
Sizes 10 to 12
You've Been Asking for Blue
Jeans! New Shipment Just In.
Children's Sanforized Denim
For boys or girls.
Sizes 1 to 6.
Extra Wide 39" Embroidery Cloth, 80 Square
4 yds. 1.00UU
Extra fine, heavy quality. Buy it by the bolt!
36" FAST COLOR
STRIPED CHAMBRAY --------29c yd.
A Welcome Gift for the Home!
FULL SIZE, COLORFUL
$3.6. and $4.66
By far the best values we've shown in years glorious
colors in red, blue, yellow, rose and green. You'll wonder how
we do it!
Double Thread Cannon
Assorted Solid Colors
Sizes to 6x_ --_$1.00
Sizes 7 to 14-....$1.49
A Special Purchase!
for Miss or Mrs.
Bright, new solid colors or
stripes. .. Short sleeve.
USEFUL, ECONOMICAL GIFTS!
Men's First Quality, Full Cut, Sanforized
A 69c VALUE! each
Attractive, fast color stripes. Sizes 30 to 38.
SWISS RIBBED UNDERSHIRTS .-- 39c
Sizes 34 to 46.
FIRST TIME IN YEARS!
NYLON HOSE pair 77c
Fullfashioned... Fall shades. All sizes.
BUY 'EM BY THE DOZEN!
MEN'S WHITE HEMSTITCHED
HANDKERCHIEFS each 7c
Full size first quality
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OLEN DEPT. STORES
(Former Schneider's Location)
THURSDAY, DEC. 6th!
PEARLS. TO THE FIRST
In our new store!
36-inch unbleached heavy quality.
Pastel colors. For gifts!
Tailored; dress up your home
Come to Port St. Joe's Newest, Most Modern and Most Complete Department Store!
Everybody Welcome! All Merchandise Absolutely FIRST QUALITY!
GREATEST VALUES and the LOWEST PRICES EVER OFFERED IN GULF
COUNTY! CHRISTMAS SHOP HERE, NOW!
Our Own Fifth Avenue Styles! "Royal Choice" LADIES'
When you buy dresses labeled "Royal Choice" you
receive royal quality and finest dresses obtainable
in this price r3nge. Favorite colors, fabrics. styles! 6I i
Wide Size Selection
LATEST DRESS CHARMERS
Newest fabrics poplar styles
smart colors in ladies' dresses.
V ry Sp2cial!
LADIES' 80-SQ. COLORFUL PRINTED
Well cut and styled. For gifts!
Also pastel sandals.
FOR OUR OPENING!
Pastel cottons with dainty
trims. Get yours!
FOR GIFT GIVING!
THRILLING LOW PRICE! FOR GIFTS!
White rib cotton shirts;
broadcloth shorts. e
Famous "Lady Patricia"
51 Gauge, 15 Denier
Full fashioned; new
shades: sizes 8' to 11
Our Own "CHARMING LADY" Lace-Trimmed
As Well as Half-Slips!
32 to 48
We had "Charming Lady" made for us!
Rich rayon with deep lace yoke, hem.
Lovely Christmas presents!
OEPOT ST. J SE, LA.S
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
"satisfaction guaranteed on every purchase or your money back"
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLoMIDA
FRIDAYY, DECEMBER 7, 1951
SiI LOP% .. ... S OE GIL T F I A II
DO YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
NOW at OLEN'S and GET MORE
FOR YOUR MONEY!
GIFT VALUES! LADIES'
Assorted cottons, rayons
WHAT BUYS! COTTONS!
80 sq. prints; adorable styles
Boxer style. 2 to 6.
TERRIFIC LOW PRICE 0
FOR GIFTS! RIPPLE WEAVE
In rich colors! Dress up
your home for Christmas! '
For Bathrooms! GORGEOUS
Heavy multi-color work.
Rug and Lid Cover.
eff .. 1 -
Famous quality 27x27.inch size
absorbent diapers. Boxed.
LADIES' RICH PINPOINT
With multi-color flower
design on full skirt
SPECIAL! BOYS' CORDURO'
(2-6 sizes) M
DENIM DUNGAREES 99
BIG BOYS' PLAID
"Broadcaster" make; sizes 4 to 12.
14 to 17.
SAVE NOW ON
Black suedine style with red trim
BOYS' BLACK OXFORD
'Sturdy; grand gifts!
BIG BUYS! MEN'S
Leather uppers! sturdy compo soles.
Spun rayons, cottons, etc.
ItEMh EP. STORE
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
"satisfaction guaranteed on every purchase or your money back"
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE. GYC~LF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY. DECEMBERR 7, 1951
* It is said that the coming year's
weather may be forecasted by
cocking pn eye at the sky during
Christmas week. Here are a few of
the beliefs; conflicting inr many de-
* If the sun shines through the ap-
ple tree oh Christmas Day, there
will be a good crop the following
* If ice will bear a man before
Christmas, it will not bear a mouse
* Thunder and lightning Christmas
week means much snow the balance
of the winter.
By Bach, Handel
For a great many people the mu-
sic of Bach and Handel make diffi-
cult listening until Christmas
comes around. Then, suddenly, ev-
erybody starts singing and humming
tunes by the two old masters.
The reason for this is that both
Bach and Handel were church mq-
'sicians. One of their tasks was to
compose songs for church congrega-
'tions to sing. They proved them-
selves masters of beautiful, easily
followed melodies in their Christmas
music. Our most famous Christmas
oratories 'and carols came from
Bach and Handel.
"How Brightly Beams the Morn-
ing Star" was composed by Bach
and his "Christmas Oratorio" con-
tains the themes of several' other
In almost every town and village
in America/this Christmas a church
choir will render at least a portion
:of George Frederick Handel's the
"Messiah." When carolers sing
"Joy to the World" they'll be sing-
ing part of the "Messiah" too, for,
that carol comes from themes found
'ri the great oratorio. Handel also
composed the musical theme of
"While Shepherds Watched Their
It is a strange fact, but both Bach
and Handel were born in 1685. lived
for many years within thirty miles
of each other, and never met. Yet
today, the Christmas music they
wrote is sung by men, women and
children in countless churches of
many faiths all over the world.
Horse: Things men work like so
they can play them.
* Electrical Contracting
* and Repairing
* Estimates Cheerfully
2 ST. JOE ELECTRIC !
Opposite Port Theater
^'9 ^ e *
3-4 Ton International
$6.00 Per Load
CALL 66-W -
* Rain causes more damage than
frost before than after Christmas.
* At Christmas if meadows are
green, at Easter they will be cov-
ered with frost.
* If windy Christmas Day, trees
will bear much fruit.
* A wet Christmas means *n
empty granary and barrel.
* A green Christmas makes a fat
* A warm Christmas means a cold
* A green Christmas is followed b]
a white Easter.
No Unemployment Pay In County
The state industrial commission
announces that for the week end-
ing November 24 there were no un-
employment compensation checks
issued in Gulf county.
Send Th Sta to a --fren.--
Send The Stai to a. friend.
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
Phone 114 Port St. Joe, Florida
W E'LL put it up to you! There must be plenty
of good reasons why more people buy
Chevrolets than any other car.
Here are some things to think about.
There's the way Chevrolet looks. Nice clean,
curved lines-like cars in the high-price field!
Chevrolet's Body by Fisher sets the pace
nmong low-priced cars.
There's the way Chevrolet rides and handles.
fhe smoothness and big-car comfort of Uni-
Corner Williams Ave. and 4th St. 24-Hour Wrecker Service
Local Boy Wins Scholarship
Harris" Graham Harvey of this
city has been awarded one of the
$400-a-year Lewis scholarships, be-
one of 11 students in this section of
the state receiving the awards.
'There were 37 Democrats and 37
ing the 47th congress in 1881-83.
Republicans in the U. S. senate dur-
Wild rice, a modern delicacy, was
considered by the Indians a special
gift to them from the Great Spirit.
kUOID ORTALETS-SAME FST REUE
A CO l e ^>1du J, itr
Those colored .glass ornaments
that we h ang on our Christmas
mas trees used to come from Ger-
many, Czechoslovakia and Poland.
A small number were made in Japan.
When the war cut off these supplies.
American glass manufacturers, who
had never bothered with these prod-
ucts before, turned part of their fa-
cilities over to making the pretty
gewgaws. Mechanical methods were
soon developed that could blow as
many ornaments in an hour as
a European glassblower could make
in a month. Thus modern efficien-
cy may doom this picturesque little
industry, carried on in the moun-
tainous towns of eastern Europe.
Ornament, making is a typical
"cottage industry" in the little vil-
lages that cling to the steep moun-
tainsides. Families specialize in cer-
tain shapes and designs, patterns
that may date back for hundreds of
years unchanged. The father, using
a bunsen burner, carefully blows
the thin glass tubing to the de-
sired shape, with the aid of an iron
mold. His son acting as mold
boy, removes the hot ornament to a
cooling table. Next the mother sil-
vers the inside, and finally the
daughter applies paint and perhaps
tized Knee-Action. Bigger brakes-biggest in the
field-for safer, surer stops. Finest no-shift and
standard driving at lowest cost with Power-
glide or Synchro-Mesh transmission.
There's the way Chevrolet saves. Chevrolet
is the lowest-priced line in the field and the
savings go on and on with low operating costs.
There are plenty 'more reasons why Chev-
rolet is America's favorite, Come in and let
'us show them to you.
Finest no-shift driving at lowest .tst.
Combination of Powerglide Au:o'natic
Transmission and 105-h.p. Engine optional
on De Luxe models at extra cost.
Port St. Joe, Florida
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GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
Rice Bros. Store
R. F. ANDERSON, Owner and Manager
OUR TOYLAND DEPARTMENT
NOW OPEN ON SECOND FLOOR
We have the most complete line of
toys ever shown in West Florida
and invite you to visit our store
when in the city and see the display
of toys. We have in stock Dolls,
Carriages, Tea Sets, Bicycles, Tri-
cyles, Mechanical Toys and toys of
all kinds in fact, everything
for your boy or girl.
- Your Patronage Appreciated -
TP-E STA R, PORT ST. JOE, GU LF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 195,1
HIGHLAND VIEW NEWS
By MARJORIE ROGERS
Mr. and Mrs. Manley Carls of
Apalachicola were week-end guests
of Mr. and Mrs. David Boyette.
Mrs. James Mashburn has just
returned from a week's visit in New
Orleans with Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Raymond Hardy of Graceville
and Mrs. H. Anderson and daugh-
teis of Columbus, Ga., were week-
end guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. D.
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. McQuaig and
s'on visited in Jasper with Mrs.
McQuaig's parents, Rev. and Mrs.
T. A. Wilkens. They were met there
by Mrs. McQuaig's sister and hus-
:band, Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Dowell
. 'S/Sgt. Charles Rutch, who is sta-
tioned at Albany, Ga., visited here
over the week-end with his wife
SMr. and Mrs. Edd Syfrett of
'Newport were the week-end guests
6f Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Nichols.
J. R. Chestnut .of Macon, Ga.,
spent Sunday here with his par-
.'eiits, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Chestnut.
::i;Mr. and Mrs. Carol Levins and
nson, Donald, spent-the week-end-in
I!Bonifay with Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Cameron
and Mrs. S. V. Cameron and Mer-
tyce, of Pelham, Ga., were week-
end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Byron
SMr. and Mrs. Byron Roberts
.pent Sunday in St. Marks, with
i)4s mother, Mrs. George Roberts.
`'iWe welcome all children to the
methodists t Youth Fellowship every
!Siunday night at 7 o'clock in the
S LETTERS TO
Dear Santa-I am writing to you
0for my three ci-ildren to tell you,
on the whole, they have been pretty
good children and lots of pleasure
to their Mother and Daddy. They
are not selfish with their toys and.
appreciate what things people give
Beth, age 21 months, wants a
wagon, a monkey, building blocks,
some beads to string and a tea set.
Cecelia, age 4, wants-kitchen cabi-
net, refriegrator, stove, things to
cook with, baby doll that cries and
blows bubbbles, and anything else
you want to bring her. All of them
want tables and chairs. Kay wrote
her own letter.
Thank you, Santa Claus. Love,
MRS. GUS CREECH.
Dear Santa-I want a football
suit, shoulder pads and shoes and
a streamlined electric train and a
hop a long Cassidy gun and tie, and
a bulldozier with trailer.
How are you Santa? I hope you
have a Merry Xmas.
S KAY CREECH
Dear SanPta-PleaSe Bring me
a Doll That cries T tear and Has
curly Hair and Real BABY. sPoon
and a BuBBle BloWer. I want a
cowboy outfit two Pleas. I have
tried to Be a good girl SanPta.
Dear Santa Claus-I have been a
good boy this year. What I want
for Christmas is a tent and a bill-
fold. I am eleven year old.
MICHAEL EDWARD MUNN.
Dear Santa Clause Will you
bring ne a record player, and a
doll, and a new car. I am 7 years
old. My name is Lonnie Munn and
I live on Hunter Circle. Love,
Dear Snta Claus-I want a pair
of boots and a billfold and a pair
of guns. I love you Snta Claus. I
am eight years old.
Advertising Doesn't Cost It PAYS.
* THE CHRISTMAS STORE WITH THE
* GIFTS FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY *
e Gift That Will Please
- GIFT SUGGESTIONS -
Cotton Pajamas $3.95
"Nelly Don" "Lampl"
^ FOR MEN ,
$1.50 $1.75 $2.00
EXTRA PANTS 6.95
THE IDEAL GIFT FOR HER!
HUMMING BIRD HOSIERY
Gauge $1.35 Gauge Sl.50
BERKSH IRE H SIERY
$1.35 $1.50 $1.95
What Could Be Nicer Than Hosiery!
PILL OW CASES $2.25
THE GIFT THAT CAN $2 95
ALWAYS BE USED 2-9
S U S EF U L GIFTS S
$1.95 $2.95 $3.95
AN IDEAL GIFT FOR THE HOME *
FIELDCREST 100 DYNEL __----- $19.95
Moth-Proof' Washable Warm As Wool
CANNON 50% Wool, Size 72x84-_$10.95
FIELDCREST 25% Wool ____ $8.95
Something she will cherish
a long while!
$4 95 7ize
-* LADIES' ROBES *
A BEAUTIFUL GIFT FOR THE LADIES!
RAYON SATIN ROBES_------- _$9.95
RAYON SATIN QUILTED ROBES_ --.$12.95
*k FOR IMEN *
Just the thing for Dad!
^ FOR DAD
SFOR BROTHER -
$395 $495 $55
Give Him A Pair of
$5.95 to $9.95
FOR DAD A
DAD and BROTHER
Can Always Use
Ladies' Plastic SHOE BAGS $1.49 2 pr. for $1.25
Corduroy SHIRTS C 0 L 0 RED SHEETS $3.95
A Useful Gift for Any Member of the Family!
NYLON and RAYON
$2.95 to $5.95
Plain and Lace Trim
SFOR LITTLE BROTHER
TOM SAWYER SPORT SHIRTS
$1.95 $2.95 $3.95 $5.25
$17.95 to $19.95
Beautiful and Gay!
$1.50 to $2.00
_ ,, IsPI ~--ILIY 1
THE STAR, PORT Slr.. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY. DECEMBERR 7, 1951
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, By The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Floor Man, Columnist,
Reporter, Proof Reader and Bookkeeper
Entered as second-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, lFla., under Act of March S. 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
ONE YEAR $2.00 Six MONTHS $1.00
THREE MONTHS $127.15
-< TELEPHONE 51 je-
TO ADVERTISERS-In cas of error or omissions in adver-
tisemnenti, the publishers do not hold themuselze liable for
damages further than aniount recelvod, for shuh adverlaenmet.
The spoken word s given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word karely aserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
Is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country ""Right or Wrong
CIRCUIT REVISION NEEDED
The announcement of State Attorney Mercer
P. Spear that he would not seek re-election next
year because of the increasing volume of work
required at inadequate pay and the loss of his
private law practice, certainly emphasizes the
need of a revision of the fourteenth judicial
As it is now composed, six counties are served
with two of them large enough to comprise cir-
cuits themselves- Bay and Jackson. The other
four counties, Holmes, Calhoun, Washington
and Gulf, might well be grouped into one cir-
cuit, or better still, Holmes and Washington
placed in one circuit by themselves and Calhoun
and Gulf in another.
It is going to be rather difficult to get a good
attorney to sacrifice a lucrative law practice to
serve as state's attorney at the present salary
level, and unless a revision of the circuit is made
or the present salary greatly upped, the four-
teenth circuit may find itself without an able
: We are sure the people of the circuit will re-
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
City Tax Rate Set At 11/2 Mills
The tax rate for the city of Port
St. Joe was set at 11% mills for
the coming year by the city com-
mission Tuesday evening. The rate
is based upon an assessed valua-
tion of approximately $1,540,000 and
will raise $16,079 in revenue. Total
cost of operating the city during
the year is placed at $71,235, which
includes $15,100 fbr interest and
sinking fund on dredging bonds,
$975 to complete payment on street
work, $10,000 for street work in the
coming year, and $25,000, for com-
pletion of the new municipal hos-
pital, the latter two items being
contingent upon a $35,000 RFC loan.
'The actual budget is $20,260.
J. P. Smith, son of Mrs. Lulu
Smith of Wewahitchka, and Miss
Jane Stebel, daughter of Mr. and
'Mrs. C. E. Stebel of this city, were
married last Saturday in Atlanta,
Ga., at the home of the groom's
brother, B. I. Smith. The groom has
been employed at Tyndall Field,
but resigned to become manager of
the Schick Shairer Co. office in Mi-
ami, where the young couple will
make their home.
Get Teaching Certificates
Margaret Leona Smith of this
city and Anne Leonard Weisiger of
Wewahitchka have been awarded
Florida teaching certificates.
Rev. Marietta Will Go To Alabama
Rev. D. E. Marietta, pastor of the
Port St. Joe Methodist Church for
the past four years, has been trans-
ferred to Opp, Ala., by action of
the Methodist conference. The new
pastor will be Rev. O. D. Langston.
Rev. A. M. Shirah, pastor of the We-
wahitchka Methodist church is to
be replaced by Rev. C. H. Chandler.
The Amazon has the greatest wa-
ter flow of any river on earth.
gret to see Mr. Spear step down, but under the
circumstances we feel that no one can justly find
fault with his decision.-Holmes Co. Advertiser.
While the bringing of Santa Claus to town
last Saturday by the Retail Merchants Associa-
tion was a real gesture of good will on the part
of the sponsoring organization, it seems that
those conducting the affair fell down on the de-
tail of distribution of the gifts. The candy was
thrown out loose by those on the fire truck
carrying Saint Nick, and a large part of it was
trampled into the ground by the rush of small
fry. Also, some of the smaller children failed to
get any of the candy. It seems the majority of
the mothers present with their children were
considerably het up about it all, from what we
have heard. In fact, one of them remarked, "I'm
not a football player, and neither is my four-
year-old son-you would have had to been a foot-
ball tackle to have gotten any of that candy. We
didn't." We imagine the merchants got the idea
of tossing the candy out loose from the story in
the. Panama City paper which stated that the
Santa there would toss candy to the children
along his route. But what they perhaps didn't
know was that the candy was wrapped.
A lot of us pause over the pronunciation of
some of the names of Korean towns and cities
appearing in the undeclared war news, forgetting
that here in Florida we have towns named Poc-
ataw, Salofka, Kolopec, Chuluota, Bithla, Holo-
paw and Wewahitchka.
As we get it, the difference between the
farmer and the boll weevil controlling the cotton
crop is that the boll weevil doesn't get paid by
The first touch of winter has finally hit us,
and soon we will be feeling the touch of the
TO THE EDITOR
Washington, D. C.
Dear Bill-I want to tell you how
grateful I am for the very flatter-
ing editorial you had in your paper
of October 26 which I have just
come to in reading up my back is-
sues of the Florida papers.
I am delighted to note that you
have me on this team in this mat-
ter of the old age checks. I con-
sider myself in good company and
intend to stay there.
In returning the compliment you
paid to me I would like to say 'Ray
for Bill Smith.
GEORGE SMATHERS, US.S.
CAMP BLENDING IS
SET FOR REBUILDING
The army announced last Friday
that partial reconstruction will be
started soon at seven World War
TI training camps, including Camp
Blanding at Starke.
The army said that about 2200
acres of land will have to be ac-
quired at each of the camps for
troop housing and administration
buildings which can be used in the
event of an emergency.
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
Advertising doesn't cost-it pays!
CHRISTMAS SHOP EARLY AT...
USE OUR LAY-AWAY PLAN
Easy Credit Terms To Approved Accounts
NATIONALLY ADVERTISED .
Feature Lock Diamond Rings
Ronson, Zippo and ASR Lighters
* Bulova Watches
* Delta Pearls
* Children's Jewelry
* J. B. Watch Bands
* Sterling Silverware
* Costume Jewelry/
---- SERVICE DEPARTMENT --
Watches, Jewelry and Cigarette Lighters Repaired. .... Pearls
Restrung. Engraving. .. Watch Dials Refinished
YOUR PATRONAGE IS APPRECIATED.
- .Keep smiling-and .bfiy .Dfenie Bonds. .--
A penny never traveled further...
than in the;
says Floyd Kimble, of
4 Harrison, N.Y. "My new
Henry J is one car you can really count on for
trouble-free performance. The biggest
money saver I've ever driven!"
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the smart, new Fashion Academy Award winning Henry JI
That's a fact-because the Henry J's lively Supersonic
Engine is engineered to deliver up to 30 miles to.the gallon!.
Best of all, you can own a trim, precision-built, new
Henry J for as little as $34 a month, if your trade-in car
is a post-war model in good condition!
This is the ideal time to switch to a brad new Henry J-
the smartest, thriftiest, best-built car in the low-price field
Before spending another dollar on your present car, let
your Kaiser-Frazer dealer give you the facts on the Henry JI
See your nearest Kaiser*Frazer dealer
Delivered at Willow Run with Federal taxes
paid and locate tax (if any) additional.
3 6 2 Prices subject to change without notice
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
Port St. Joe, Florida
Panama City Highway
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FRIDAY,,DEC'EMBER, 7, 1961
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULP COUNTY, FLOR10A
F IDAY DEEBR7 91TESAPR T O.GL ONY LRD AENN
PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB
Geraniums Are In Again!
Geraniums go with today's silver-
gray and bleached wood finishes as
tangy cheese goes with crackers ausi
piping hot coffee.
Geranimus, of all that willingly
flower indoors, don't need air more
humid than the average living room
provides. They mumt have all pos-
sible sun if they are to bloom in the
house. They are more effective in
'blocky oblong containers of pottery
and metal than they were in great-
grandmother's red clay pots.
For color accent, be guided by
your florist. Take the kinds he rec-
ommends as the.best.
Don't show your appreciation by
over-watering geraniums. Let the
soil get dry to the touch each time
before you give water again.
New Geraniums From Old
Your favorite geraniums probably
are beginning to be a little worse
for wear-especially if they have
been growing in pots. There is no
need to carry over old, unsightly
plants wheiryou can have new and
more desirable ones each year.
Potting 'up the geraniums from'
the garden seldom works well. Take
cuttings or slips from your old ger-
aniums to give you fine, bushy
plants for this winter. Follow the
procedure below, and scraggly ger-
aniums or those in beds will give
you plenty of fine, bushy, blooming
1. Cut off all the shoots. Discard
the old plant, since its new growth
stands little chance of being sym-
metrical, even if you repot it.
2. Save the top 4-inch piece" of
each shoot. If you want to start as
many new plants as possible, you
can also root the next highest 4-inch
piece, but more slowly. Top cut-
tings grow into much better shaped
plants. Make bottom cut on slip
slightly below the point leaf stem
3. Next remove the leaves from
lower part of stem. Use sand or
vermiculite for potting, and insert
each stem in a hole poked about 2
inches deep with a pencil. :Water
.horoughly to settle sand around the
stem. Put the pot of cuttings in a
spot where it won't get direct sun,
and keep sand moist.
Secret Gifts Left
By St. Nicholas
The story of how St. Nicholas be-
came associated with secret. gift-
giving, and even today comes co-
vertly at night to leave his, pres-
ents, is one of the most important
in the history of his life.
Once upon a time there was a
man with three daughters, all of
them wishing to marry, but with no
dowry forthcoming. Sorry, indeed,
was their plight. Their father had
about decided to sell them as slaves,
but the good St. Nicholas heard of
it, and filling a purse with gold,
went quietly by night to their home.
Seeing a window open, he threw in
the bag of gold and then stole away
in the night. This money enabled
the eldest daughter to marry. A
second and a third time St. Nich-
olas made the trip and finally all
three daughters were married.
- After the saint's third trip, the
girls' father, who had been watch-
ing to see who brought the gifts,
ran after St. Nicholas and thanked
him for his kindness. St. Nicholas
made him promise not to divulge
his gift-giving and after that he al-
ways deposited his presents so se-
cretly that no one ever saw him.
Yet people knew, somehow, that it
was he who brought gifts during the
night, and so whenever they found
a package mysteriously -delivered
they instantly exclaimed, "St. Nich-
olas has brought it!"
Advertising Doesn't Cost It PAYS
Phone 326, Day or Night
601 LONG AVENUE
Port St. Joe Florida
A1 OU CE II
We are announcing the opening
Ehri Stmas Zlub
You are cordially invited to be-
come a member of our 1952 club.
We have distributed nearly $4,000
this year; did you get a part of it?
. .. .Wouldn't it be a big help this
Christmas if you had received a
check for $50 or more?
Resolve to start this year so you
may have funds for Christmas next
FLORIDA BANK AT PORT ST. JOE
FLORIDA NATIONAL GROUP
FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
We Reserve the Right To Limit Quantities
THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY DECEMBER 6 7 8
P ICC N I C KRAFT
Hams lb. 33 MAYONNAISE
NOT SLICED Qt. 59C
No. 10 Jug $1.49
SSLAB Whole or Half
IN STICKS IN PLASTIC BAG
OLEO ib. TOILET SOAP
LE I. 10 BARS 49c.
HERE IS A REAL
This Offer Good Until December 25th
* OVERALL LUBRICATION- Including inspection of
your car from radiator to
rear end, for------ --
* BRAKE SPECIAL Examination of brake lining and
pack front wheel bearing 7 5 c
* INSPECTION OF TIRES -- Plus cross-switching the
wheels to save you money on wear and 7 5c
mileage, for --------- 7 5
* HEADLIGHT aim corrected at no charge.
* Stop Lights and other warning lights checked at no
* COMPLETE TUNE-UP -- For snappier performance
and increased mileage 9
economy, for ---------- $3
(PARTS NOT INCLUDED)
GET ANY ONE OR ALL OF THESE BARGAINS AT
St. Joe Motor Co.
Highway 98 and 4th St.
Port St. Joe, Fla.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1951
. -THE -STAR. PORT ST.-JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA-
FRIDA-Y. DECEMBER 7. 1951
NEW ELECTION LAW
(Continued, from page 1)
the law: 'monies, materials, sup-
gflies or by way of loan.' An'edi-
torial favorable; to a candidate ap-
pearing in a newspaper is not a
'thing of value' as so construed.
Hence, nothing in the election code
lawfully prohibits the editor of any
newspaper in Florida from publish-
ing therein an editorial friendly to
any candidate for nomination for
office in a primary election."
One section of the old state elec-
tion law was carried over into the
new code, in regard to advertising,
which reads: "All political adver-
tisements and all campaign litera-
ture published or circulated prior
to or on the day of any election
shall be signed by the author there-
of, and if the same is being pub-
lished and circulated by a club or
committee, then it shall be signed
by the chairman and secretary of
such club or committee, and if such
literature is in circular form it shall
have upon it the name of the pub-
lisher or printer. All political ad-
vertisements appearing in newspa-
pers shall be marked 'paid adver-
tisements.' Any person who pub-
lishes or circulates' any campaign
literature in violation of this section
shall, upon conviction, be guilty of
So there you are folks. If you
want to support any of your favor-
ite candidates for any office, be
sure that your contributions of
"monies, materials, supplies or by
way of a loan" are on record and
have been officially reported, other-
wise, should an opposing candidate
discover that you've been assisting
his opponent on the sly, you will be
in plenty of trouble, because this
new law has teeth in it and you
could go to the hoosegow or pay
out a juicy chunk of dough in the
way of a fine if found guilty.
We may have better legislation
when we have better legislators,
but we won't get them until we
have better people.
The sweet-smelling fragrance of
freshly cut red cedar protects her
treasured linens, silks and woolens
from dust and moths-keeps them
clean and lovely as new.
AS ADVERTISED IN LIFE
IF STATE OWES YOU MONEY APAMS TO SEEK POST
YOU MAY GET PAID IN 1952 SPEAR WILL LEAVE OPEN
Anyone expecting a bill to be
paid by.the state may have to wait-
until late in January or February.
'Oflaptroller C. M. Gay has called a6
halt on payment for. apythijng but
salaries, welfare, schools and simi-
lar essential services, until the sea-
sonal low point in state collections
The 1951 legislature moved the
purchase of automobile tags up
from December 1 to January 5, and
this means that at least $12,000,000
of early tag money won't come into
the state treasury until the first of
The comptroller indicated, how-
ever, that the state will be able to
pay out as soon as these big chunks
of tax money start coming in.
First Mississippi Span
The Rock Island railroad bridge
at Davenport, Iowa, opened in 1856,
was the first to span the Missis-
sippi River. Built of wood, resting
on stone piers, this 1,582-ft. struc-
ture was described as "the me-
chanical wonder of the West." The
locomotive "Des M'oines" was the
first to cross the bridge, on April
Have Guest From Panama City
Mr. and Mrs. John Beasley had
as their guests last week-end their
daughter, Mrs. Bill Chestnut, and
Mrs. Beasley's sister and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson McKinnon and
daughter, Carol, all of Panama
Expected Home On Furlough
Earl McCormick, who has been
stationed in Denver, Colo., is ex-
pected home Sunday on furlough.
Mr. and 'Mrs. Barney McCormick
will meet him in Mobile to bring
him to St. Joe.
Visitor From Dothan
Mrs. Madaeliene Whitaker of Do-
than, Ala., is visiting here this week
with Mr. annd Mrs. W. J. Daughtry
and other friends.
J. Fr.ank Adams of Blountstown;
assistant state attorney of the 14th'
judicial circuit, announced Friday
that he would be a candidate for
state atto6irtie Mercei- Spear, in-
cumbe)t, has announced that. he'
will not seek re-election.
SIn filing with the secretary of
state at Tallahassee, Adams said
he will be his own campaign treas-
urer, and designated the Bank of
Blountstown as his campaign de-
Christmas Comes To Town
Mrs. J. A. Christmas of Pine Is-
land, near Fort Meyers, arrived in
town Sunday for several week's
visit with her son and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Billy Bowen, and other
relatives and friends. Mr. Xmas ex-
pects to join her about Dec. 20.
NOTICE TO RECEIVE BIDS
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of County Commissioners of
Gulf County, Florida, will receive
sealed bids until 9:00 o'clock A. M.
(OST) on the 8th day of January,
1952, at the office of the Clerk of
the Circuit Court in the City of We-
wahitchka, Florida, and to be open-
ed and heard at said last-mentioned
date, for the purchase of the follow-
ing described personal property, to-
One (1) 2-ton truck with 8:25x20,
10-ply rear tires, and 7:50x20,
8-ply front tires, equipped with
overload springs, dual wheels and
two-speed rear axles; also equip-
ped with a platform dump body
12 to 13 feet in length with 7-inch
Address all bids to: Board of
County Commissioners, Gulf County,
care of George Y. Core, Clerk, We-
The board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
Board of County Commissioners,
Gulf County, Florida.
Attest: By B. E. Kenney, Jr.
George Y. Core, Clerk. 1
Smart, modern styl-
ing with popular
blond oak finish.
Tray rises with lid
when opened. A
addition to the
room furnished in
12s PER WEEK
LANE CHESTS a low as $49.95,
tu mc A rn l a
lo od Hssf i ta
$599 Streamlined waterfall styling in bean-
.r tifully matched American Walnut and
Paldao woods. Has self-rising tray.
GIVES YOU PROTECTION
| h DDODGE-TI NT
t AFETY GLASS
is only one of fhe
many, many value-
pacled /featues ofthe
Star Classified Ads 3ripg Quick Results At Small Cost!
FOR SALE 'REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOR SALE-Thayer baby carriage FOR QUICK SALE-12 acres land,
in good condition. -See it.at Buiz- 4 miles south of Wewahitchka on
zett's Drug Store. 11-30 12-7c Port St. Joe highway. See owner,
'Bob Bishop. 12-7*
BARGAIN. FOR SALE-1 Sparks
oil heater, complete with 110 gal. Advertising doesn't cost, it PAYS!
fuel oil tank and metal stand for __
fuel tank, 100 gals. kerosene and 30 LODGE NO
feet pipe from fuel tank to heater. LODGENOTICES
All for $110 cash. S.C. Pridgeon, SAMARITAN LODGE No. 40, 1. O.
phone Canal 2- J. 12-7* O. F.-Meets first and third Thurs-
FOR RENT days, 7:30p. m. in Masonic Hall. All
members urged to attend; visiting
FOR RENT-Two comfortable bed- brethren invited. J. F. Miller, N. G.;
rooms, each with outside en- John Blount, V. G.; Theo Bishop,
trance; adjoining bath. Phone 63-J. Secretary.
Mrs. A. M. Jones, Sr. 12-7tf AMERICAN LEGION Willis V.
AMERICAN LEGION Willis V.
FURNISHED HOME FOR RENTat Rowan Post 116, meets first and
4palachicola. Most desirable loca- third Mondays, 8 p. m., Legion Hall.
tion. Contact Mrs. Ned Porter, P. O. Visiting Legionnaires invited to at-
Box 975, phone 164. Also bike for tend. DenverC. Miller, commander;
sale cheap. 11-30 12-7c W. S. Smith, adjutant.
LOST AND FOUND R.-A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
WHOSE GOT 'EM?-Some time M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All visit
back I loaned a pair of posthole ing companions welcome. J. L. Wil-
diggers to someone, but have for- son, High PFiest; H. R. Maige, Sec.
gotten who. I will appreciate it if
the party who has them will return MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
them. A. D. Lawson. 1: 22, 1. O. O. F.-Meets 2nd an.d 4th
~Thursdays at 8:00 p. m. in Masonic
SPECIAL SERVICES hall. Mary B. Forehand, N.G.;-Mary
E. Weeks, V.G.; Fannie Brown, Sec.
RECAP YOUR OLD TIRES
Rubber is getting scarce! Help the MASONIC TEMPLE F & A M-
war effort by having your old tires >ort St. Joe Lodge 111. Regular
recapped. We guarantee all work. A meetings 2nd and 4th FrI-
Prices reasonable. days each rhonth, 8:00 p. ni
ST. JOE MOTOR COMPANY Members urged to attend;
RECAP SHOP visiting brothers welcome. Milton
Phone 37 Port St. Joe, Fla. Chafin, W. M.; G. p. Adkins, Sec.
L MEET YOUR FRIENDS
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Available now at remarkably low-cost!
Anti-glare and anti-heat, the new Dodge-Tint
Safety Glass makes all your driving safer and inore
enjoyable. It fights off the glare of sun, sky or snow
by day .takes the sting out of blinding lights t'
night. It reduces eye-strain and driving fatigue. Keep
your car cooler cuts summer sun's heat 21%.
Come in and test this new advance yourself. See
how it adds smartness and style to new Dodge beauty.
You'll be surprised at its low cost less than half
that of older type tinted glass. Come in today.
Specifications and equipment subject to change without notice.
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Corner Baltzeil Avenue and 4th Street
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