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PORT ST. JOE
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Official Paper for Gulf
County, Devoted To the
of the Entire COunty'
"Port St. Joe- The Outlet Port for the Apcilachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
VOLUME XV RT ST JOE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1952 NUMBER 16
VOLUME XV PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA. FRIDAY, JANUARY 11,,.1952 NUMBER R'16
I I I I III i I III I IT l i I= 11I I
Street Signs Going
Up Preparatory To
City Mail Delivery
Anticipated Service To Start,
Next Month; Houses Must
Have Boxes, Numbers
Notice that "nev look" taking
place: on the city's streets caused
by erection of street signs prepara-
tory to beginning of city mail de-
livery? Yes, sir, Port St. Joe is be-
ginning to step out into big city
The porcelain enamel signs are
.mounted on alminum-painted steel
uin i Slivers of Chipley. .y es- posts and will be of benefit not
tablished custom the 25th district only to residents of the city and
senate seat is rotated among the postmen. but also to tourists.
,four counties, ari 'this year it is HeaJd f State Retail Postmaster Chauncey' Costin in-
Gulf county's turn to send a man o Stat R il forms us that it is anticipated the
to the senate. Merchits Association job of pitting up all the signs will
Tapper began his public service be completed by February 1.
as:.one of the first members of the TO Be Here Next Week "We are all set to start city mail
Florida Highway Patrol, wearing delivery," said the postmaster, "as
badge No. 6. He left the patrol to Will Urge Local Business Men To soon as the street markers are all
enter private business and soon be- Organize In the Interest of Good' up, houses numbered and mail re-
came a leader in local civic and Government At Less Cost ceptacles installed at homes and
governmental affairs. business houses.
He became chairman of the Gulf "It's hgh time business and civic "It will be necessary to employ
county board of commissioners in leaders quit idly bemoaning 'thetwo carriers and one part-time em-
199, but resigned in 1941 to volun- mess we're in' and begin co-opera- ploye for parcel. post delivery, so
teer for service in the army air interested
teer for service in the army air tive and courageous action to elim- anyone interested in these jobs
force. As a bomber pilot, he flew 54 inte waste, extravagance and cor- should make application. We will
missions over Africa and Europe ruption in government. It's time to also need to rent a truck for the
and was decorated 11 times for gal- vigorously accentuate the positive delivery of parcel post, so anyone
lantry in action.What s court needs morethan wishing. to bid on furnishing a truck
SReturnilg ft,.n niitariy'-servi^c .. a ood iffckb'rIlgrt a'g.rrdickel "I"ould ron ra t mi at bildee'
George was elected Gulf county. We aso need more statesmen and -
representative and served in the .. % n G sa Obtm a
1947 session, both the 1949 regular fewer politicians." Garraway Observing
and special sessions and the 1951 With these words, J. E. Saltz of Third Anniversary
session. He became a leader in te St. Petersburg, president of the
housed was one of te prime Florida State Retailers Association, Fromn the number of ads in this
movers in putting the inime revealed his plans for a "grass issue of The Star our readers might
movers in putting the minimum
fourd n s l p m t h oots" speaking tour in the inter- jump to the conclusion that Charlie
foundation school program through est of good government at .less Garraway has bought out the paper.
the '47-legislature, winning recog- _i o v m c e r w h t
the '47 legislature, winning recog- cost. First leg. of his Trip covers a But he hasn't-he's just celebrating
(Continued on page1500-mile swing around North and ite third anniversary of the Garra-
Posto e D s M h West Florida. "This is one junket, way Chevrolet Company
Postoffice Does Much that won't cost the taxpayers any Charlie came to St. Joe in 1948
SBusiness Last Quarter money," Saltz emphasized. 'He is and set up his agency in the Stone
taking a full ionth from his own building .next The Star office, hav-
The 1951 Christmas-rush at the business and making the tour at ing three employes. On May 20,
local postoffice saw 48,300 one, two his own expense, believing it a 1950, he moved into the imposing
and.'three-cent stamps.sold during good citizenship duty. I building he now occupies on the
the eight days prior to Christmas, The state association president, corner of Williams Avenue and 4th
according to. Postmaster Chauncey who .will be. in Port St. Joe Thurs- Street, which requires the services
Costin, who estimated that around day evening, January 17 to meet of 12 employes to keep it moving.
70,000 letters and cards were with local businessmen, will ad- Marking the event, Charlie is of-
handled by the office during that dress special meetings of'merchant fearing 25% off on all Chevrolet ac-
time. groups in scores of cities, town and cessories and his line of outboard
Pointing to the slow but steady villages. He will urge them to en- motors, besides some bang-up ser-
growth of the office, Costin said: (Continued on page 7) vice 'specials. Look over his ads.
"During the December quarter of .__
1950' this office sold 6,1,98 money
orders or. $99,572.43, as compared Memorial History Compiled By Mrs. Ned Porter
to 7,286 during the 1951 December -h I n re
quarter for $135,792.92. The postage and Daghter Memorie, Creates Much Interest
stamp sales during the 1950 Decem-
ber'"quarter amounted to '$5,029.27,
where sales .or the s/ame quarter Letters from all over the'state' sections of historical interest in
whereas sales for the same quarter
this:' year amounted to $6,025.85- have 'been received by Mrs'. Ned Florida.
roughly an inc-ease of $1000 dur- Porter and her daughter, Memorie, Besides the things mentioned in
ing this eri" evidencing a keen interest in "The the writeup in the Times-Union,, a
'The postmaster did not have the Josetta Memorial History of Apa- great maiy other important and in-
time to give a comparison of fig- lachicola the Land -: Beyond the teresting facts are brought to light
gures for 1950 and 1951, but feels River," a threb-volume scrapbook: and assembled for future record in
that the office showed considerable history, of Apalachicola compiled "The Josetta Memorial History."
growth' during the past 12 months. by them during 1951. These are proofs of the outstanding
4._ __ Letters.have.*been received from parts many noted Apalachicolians
DANIEL NAMED:CHAIRMAN .:. Tarpon Springs, Tampa, St. Peters- lave played' in the history of our
.OF COUNTY COMMISSION burg, Jadksonville, Mial i, Flaglel' great state. Mrs. Porter has un-
At the first meeting of the year, Beach, Live Oak and Apalachicola,. earthed and recorded for posterity
held;Tuesday in Wewahitchka,.Jim as well as Atlanta, Ga., and Green- data'long ago forgotten that should
S. Danniel was elected, as chairman: ville, S. C., since a news 'item ap- be 'given' its proper place in' onu
of the board of county commission- feared. in the/ florida Times-Union state's colorful history..
ers for the coming- year and P. G. last October about 'this' original '!Sdnieof tile:'nte:estii'E and vital
Strange was named vice-chairman, scrapbook memorial history. Some. facts assembled by jMrs. Prter.and
Among other matters transacted of the letters are congratulatory, her daughter are .the followin'g
iby the board was the purchase of others seek informatiori'about an- Apalachicola .fs onq of, if not the
a Dodge truck from the McGowin cestors and mention their knowl- state's pioneer city'in the seafood
Motor Company of this city and the edg of the colorful history of the industry. Credit is given the late
reappointment of J. W. Campbell old city, while still others seek in- John G. and George H. Ruge, of the
and Cecil Costin Jr., as county at- formation as to how the scrapbook Herman G. Ruge & Sons Packing
torneys, and Loyd Whitfield as histories have been. compiled so Co. with being the first canners of
road superintendent. that others may be done of other (Continued on page 6)
is Opposed To Increase In
Taxes and Favors More
Pay for Teachers
George G. Tapper, veteran of four
sessions of the Florida house of rep-
resentatives, 'Monday qualified wi h
the secretary of state at Tallahas-
see as a candidate for state senator
from the 25th district, which em-
braces Gulf, Bay, Washington and
The senate seat now is held: by
I ; M -;fP--n
It's Wm. Walter Ricketson, Jr.
Sgt. and Mrs. W. W. "Jack" Rick-
etson announce the birth of an 8-
pound son on January 4 at the Fort
Eustis, Va., hospital. The young
P'an has been named William Wal-
ter', Jr., and will be called "Little
Moose" (why, we don't know). Ser-
geailt- Ricketson is the son. of Mr.
and Mrs. J. T. Ricketson of this
Visit Relatives In Georgia
Mrs. Aubrey Tomlinson and chil-
dren, Phillip, Rosemary, Celia and
Brenda, spent the past week visit-
ing relatives in Douglas, Pearson,
and Brunswick, Ga-
L--; L- ...... '
PARKER G. HART of Beacon
Hill, in this issue of The Star, an-
nounces his candidacy for county
commissioner from District 3, the
seat now held by P. G. Strange..
Hart has been a resident of Gulf
county since 1937, is well known
and well liked, and operates the
Gulf Manufacturing Company at
Beacon Hill, which he established
in 1942, and furnishes millwork
of all type's to the states of Flor-
ida, Alabama and Georgia.
Kiwanians Hear Talk
On Past History of City
Cecil Costin. Tells of Good Hunting
and.F4snirsg and ,of- the Go od.
Times and Bad: Times
By JOE DOWD
At the regular weekly meeting of
the Kiwanis Club held Wednesday
noon at Hotel. St. Joe, Cecil G. Cos-
tin gave the':club a humorous, col-
orful and interesting talk oA the
history of Port St. Joe since the
Mr. Costin said he felt that he
could speak freely on these early
years as he doubted that any of
his listeners could contradict him.
He quickly amended this statement
'by saying he promised to try to
stick closely to the facts, as he
recognized in the audience his son
If we are to believe Mr. Costin's
interesting stories, wild ducks dark-
ened the skies, deer roamed 'the
neighborhood and fish swarmed in
the waters around St. Joe. In those
days, in bad weather, it took two
days to journey to Marianna and
it sometimes was an overnight
journey to Blountstown, then the
county seat of Calhoun county, as
Gulf county had not yet -been cre-
The speaker said he had seen
good times and had times in Port
St. Joe,. and in the early days there
was more bad than good, but that
he is satisfied that our city.is now
firmly established, with a bright
and prosperous future.
County dad State
Begins To Simmer
All Gulf Officials Terms Ex-
pire; Representative and
Senator To Ie Named
Although the first primary dur-
ing this all-important election year
will not be held until Tuesday, May
6, political activities are looking up
in Gulf county and throughout 'the
From the local standpoint of Gulf
county the two most important of-
fices'for which candidates must
qualify by January 31 are those of
state representative and state sen-
ator, this being Gulf county's turn
to name a senator from the 25th
The list runs right down the line
this year, including president'of the
U. S., governor, state cabinetmem-
bers, U. S. senator, congressman,
state attorney, three members of
the state supreme court and prac-
tically all county officials.
Locally we have George Tapper
of this city and 'Floyd Lister of We-
wahitchka already announced for
state senator. While neither have
openly announced, it is generally
known that Silas "Micky" Stone
and C. G. Costin Jr., will be con-
tenders for Gulf county representa-.
tive, with possibly a third entry be-
w t': the final filing date..
Sheriff Byrd Parker informs us
that he, is definitely up for re-elec-
tion, and rumor,hath it that F. R.
Pippin will also seek this position.
The terms of three county com-
missioners expire, Tobe Gay, dis-
trict 1; P. G. Strange, district 3,
.(Continued on page 8)
Qualifying Fees Set By
The county commissioners this
week set the following qualifying
fees for candidates seeking county
offices, based on a percentage of
Board of public instruction, $5.40;
member county commission, $18.00;
sheriff, $145.65; tax assessor, $132;
tax collector, $124; county judge,
$158; representative in legislature, '
$18; supervisor of registration, $36';
clerk circuit court, $140;' superini-
tendent public instruction, $157.50;
-The county Democratic commit:
tee tias not yet set its'qualifying
fees, and Clerk of the Court 'George
'Core informs us that anyone want,'
ing to qualify for any office must:.
bring to him a receipt from tlis...
committee showing that the fee 't,6
the committee has been paid.
George' also states that he has
all necessary forms, for candidates
available at his office..
TREES SOLD BY GARDEN
CLUB TO ARRIVE FRIDAY
The Port St. Joe Garden Club has
received word: that the ,trees.sold
to residents of the city will arrive
next Friday, January .18, for de-
Those purchasing trees are urged.
to,haveholes dug and prepared, er
cording to directions on page thm;ee.
of this issue of'The Star..
Joins Husband In Washington
Mrs. Gene Lewis left last Satur-
day for Washington, D. C., to join
her husband, who is stationed there.
She had been visiting here for sev-
eral weeks with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Davis.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1952
PcF TWO_ TH STR OTT OGL ONY LRD
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Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE O. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Seat Officers for
Ensuing Year In Joint Installation Ceremony
Officers for the coming year of wyn Blount, Port St. Joe, deputy
SSamaritan Lodge No. 40, I. O. 0. marshal; Pastelle Allen, Panama
F., and Melody Rebekah Lodge o. City, warden; Irene Pitts, Panama
City, inside guardian; Effie White,
22 were seated Wednesday night in Panama City, chaplain; Iva Mae
a joint installation held in the Ma- Lloyd, Panama City, *musician;
sonic hall. Edna. Hunter, Lynn Haven, record-
R. J. Butchers of Lynn Haven, ing and financial secretary; Reba
past district deputy grand master, Bass, Panama City, treasurer.
acted as deputy grand marshal and Officers if Melody Lodge taking
seated the following officers for the stations wre" Tlary E. Weeks, noble
Odd Fellows: James Greer, noble grand; Gladys Boyer, vice-grand;
grand; John Blount Jr., vice-grand; Fannie L. Brown, recording secre-
C. W. Long, recording secretary; tary; Addie Goodson, financial sec-
Theo Bishop, financial secretary retary; Katherine Brown, treasurer:
and treasurer; Cecil G. Costin Jr., Cora Lee Miller, warden; Marguer-
chaplain; B. B. Conklin, right ite Pridgeon, conductor; Flora
supporter to noble grand; Walter Long. chaplain; Lois Daniell, mu-
White, left supporter to noble. sician; Lillian Kennington, color
grand; Emmett Daniell, right sup- bearer; Viola Walters, right sup-
porter to vice-grand; J. L. Fuller, porter to noble grand; Lucille Wil-
left supporter to vice-grand; Ralph liams, left supporter to noble grand;
Swatts, warden; G. F. Lawrence, Mary Forehand, past noble grand:
conductor; James Gibson, inside Vera Burge, right supporter to vice-
guardian; H. W. Griffin, outside grand; Fannie Mae McMillan, left
guardian; J. F. Miller, past noble supporter to vice-grand.
grand; George Y. Core, right scene W.. C. Forehand introduced the
supporter; J. H. Geddie, left scene grand master, J. O. Lucas, who re-
supporter. sponded with a short inspiring talk
The district deputy grand mar- on the feeling of fellowship which
shal was assisted ij the installa- fraternal work develops. He also
tion ceremony by J. 0. Lucas of Isaid that all that was Reeded to ac-
Jacksonville, grand master of the 'complish a purpose was will power
Independent Order of Odd Fellows; and determination.
W. C. Forehand, district deputy R. J. Butchers, the past district
grand master; W. L. Land of Lynn deputy grand master, was also in-
Haven; B. B. Conklin and W. H. trodhced and responded with a
Weeks. word of thanks for the invitation
A social hour was then enjoyed allowing him to take part in the
during whlch a buffet dinner was i impressive ceremony of a joint in-
served, after which MrspEli:za Law- stallation.
,.san, district deputy president, in- Mrs. Lawson and her committee
Stroduced the following as installing had decorated the hall with gladi-
al ri. ,i'icl 11v. n -.. I ri.. L",-'. e- El-i : i 'ihono bof the 'occasion.
PARTY AT BEACON HILL EPISCOPAL AUXILIARY NAMES
BENEFITS POLIO DRIVE CHAIRMEN OF COMMITTEES
One of the most enjoyable parties The Woman's Auxiliary of St.
of the season was a bingo and tele- James' Episcopal Church held its
vision party for the benefit of the first meeting of the year last Mon-
March of Dimes polio drive given day ip the parish house at which
,by Mesdames N. J. Fisher, Chaun- time plans were discussed for a
cey L. Costin and E. L. Hobaugh in course of study and a program ap-
the Hobaugh home at Beacon. Hill. proved. Subject of the, program is
The affair, held Tuesday, was from "The Faith of the Church," with
10 a. m. to 12 noon, at which time Mrs. B. E. Kenney Jr., as program
the hostesses served a delicious chairman.
luncheon with cakes. Committee chairmen were also
Attending were Mesdames G. W. approved at this meeting, as fol-
Gibson, Joe Moore; Jack Prince, lows: Mrs. B. E. Kenney Jr., educa-
Proctor VanHorn, Roland Jackson, tion; Mrs. T. S. Coldewey, social
Chris Martin, Clifford Arbogast, H. relations; Mrs. A. T. Wall, mis-
Berson, Ralph Nance, W. O. Cail.y, siops; Mrs'. Robert Bellows, supply
C. J. Bunting, D. Sykes, W. C. Dan- work; Mrs. Sue L..Towson, promo-
iels, C. E. Thompson, Jack Swain, tion; ,Mrs. Paul Fensom, united
Jack Childers, Emory Robinson, G. thank offering; Mrs. H. R. Maige.
Sealey, Charles Riley and Shirley. church periodical club; Mrs. J. L.
Sending contributions 'but unable Fuller, Guild of Christ Child; Mrs.
to attend were Mesdames W. A. B. E. Kenney Jr., personnel; Mrs.
Roberts, Mary Grice and George Nick Comforter, altar work; Mrs.
Davis. W. A. Roberts, worship; Mrs. Rob-
Bingo prize winners were Mes-
dames Jack Childers, Emory Rob-
erlon, Jack Prince, Roland Jack-
see, W. O. Cathy and Shirley.
A total of $&6.50 was .raised. for
tq, polio drive and Mrs. Hobaugh,
drive chairman for that section of
the county, was 'highly pleased.
JUNIOR ,w6OMEN'S CLUB IN
MONTHLY DINNER MEET
The monthly dinner meeting of
Othes.JAoipr Woman's Club was held
Tuesday evening at Hotel St. Joe,
with Mrs. Lois Strickland, presi-
dent presiding over the group of 25
members and guests? The clib was
honored at this time to have with
them their new sponsor, :Mrs. Sirah
The Juniors voted unanimously
to hold a benefit bridge on Tuesday
night, February 12, and plans were
also made for the nation-wide Mo-
ther's March. on Polio, which be-
gins January 31. It was reported
that extensive work is being done
on the city library, and the club
hopes to have it open to the public
in the very near future.
ert Bellows, Mrs. Franklin Jones,
yard committee; Mrs. W. O. Ander-
son, Mrs. P. Fensom, parish house
KENNEY MILL BAPTIST W. M.
U. CHANGES MEETING TIME
The Kenney Mill Baptist W. M.
-U. met Wednesday afternoon at the
church for the .regular business
meeting, which was opened with
song, "Help Somebody Today." Mrs.
J. N. Dobbs, president, gave the de-
votional from Eph., followed with
prayer by Mrs. 0. O. Boditord. Fol-
lowing reading"of the minutes, Mrs.
.Roy -Tharpe, communityy miaJJin
chairman. gave a:good' repot. and
Mirs.'-Bcrditord was-appoittted to as-
sist Mrs. Tharpe in this work. A
project for the children's home was
It was voted to change the time
of meeting from 3:00 to 2:30 p. m.,
and the next meeting will be a so-
cial at the home of Mrs. W. B. Hol-
The meeting was closed with the
year song and prayer by Mrs. Hol-
Garden Cjub Hears Talk On
Beautification of Highways
The general meeting of tho Port
St. Joe Garden Club was held at
Hotel St. Joe Thursday of last
week with the president, Mrs. J. C.
Arbogast presiding. During a brief
business session it was announced
that camellia plants would be sold
from the nursery in the park on
The meeting was then turned
over to Mrs. Franklin' Jones, chair-
man of the highway beautification
committee, who introduced the guest
speaker, Mrs. Louise McGregor of
Tallahassee, a member of the pro-
motion division of tlhe state road
Mrs. McGregor proved a most in-
teresting speaker, and called the
highways the front yard of Flor-
ida's progress, stressing the need
and importance' of keeping the high-
ways clean in this section of the
state. She also commended the gar-
den clubs for the fine work they
are doing in Florida on the high-
The -.meeting was adojurned at
the conclusion of Mrs. McGregor's
REV. WEST WILL VISIT ST.
JAMES' CHURCH SUNDAY
The Rt. Rev. Hamilton West,
bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of
Florida, will visit St. James' Epis-
copal Church on Sunday, January
13, and conduct the following ser-
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
Vestery service immediately after
the morning service.
After the early morning service,
the Laymen's League will meet
with Bishop West for breakfast.
At 9:45 the bishop will visit the
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BAPTIST W. M. U. MEETS FOR
REGULAR BUSINESS SESSION
The Baptist W. M. U. met at the
church Moinday afternoon for the
regular business session, 27 mem-
bers being present. Mrs. W. J. Fer-
rell, president, presided and led
the group in repeating the watch-
word of the year, and also gave the
scripture from John I. The woman's
hymn was sung, after which Mrs.
Ferrell brought the devotional from
the 8th chapter of Matthew, "The
Need of God." During the. business
session good'reports were received
from all chairmen, after which the
meeting was closed: by all repeat-
ing the .Mizpah benedictio. .
M:.iid.y, January 14, will be Bible
study at .the church, and all mem-
bers are urged to be present.
VIRGINIA HAGOOD G. A.'s MEET
The Virginia Hagood Girls' Aux-
iliary of the Baptist Church, to-'
gether with the Royal Ambassa-
dors, met Monday afternoon at the
church and journeyed from there to
St. Joe Beach and the home of Mrs.
Ralph Nance for their. meeting.
Present were 18 G. A. girls, six R.
A. boys, Mrs. E. R. DuBose, Mrs.
V. Ramsey, Mrs. L. J. Keels, Mrs.
Joe Bracewell and seven Sunbeams,
Sharon Gay, Bob Craig, Sara Alice
Buttram', Margie Hall, James Butt-
ram, Norma Hall and David Nance.
Mrs. Nance gave a review of the
mission book, "Keys To Brazil,"
which was enjoyed by all. The
meeting was closed with prayer by
Mrs. Keels after which cookies and
cold drinks were served to all.
GIVE TO THE MARCH OF DIMES
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
APALAC HICOLA. FLOFRIDA
Dr. Charles Reicherter
RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
HOURS a TO 5 PHaNE 5S65
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
CLOSED WEDNESDAY AFTERNIOEINS
THE STAR, PORT*ST. JOa, GULF COUN-t)-,"FLOAI:A
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1952 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE THREE
AND SUNDAY SERVICES
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.
Services will be conducted at the
Port St. Joe Presbyterian Church
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock with
a chaplain from Tyndall Field de-
livering the sermon.
10:00 a. ja.-Sunday school.
OVERSTREET BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. John T. Dudley, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a'. m.-Morning worship.
--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
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a; m.-Mornipg 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
1':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'
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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.
THE METHODIST CHURCH
Warren Lindsey, Pastor
.9:45 a. m.-Church 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.
Steel companies buy about $10,000
worth of platinum and thousands of
* dollars worth of diamonds per year,
for industrial uses.
PORT ST. JOE GARDEN CLUB
An ordinary sweet potato will
produce a beautiful indoor vine that
is especially appropriate for a sunny
kitchen window. Get a fairly large
potato with small sprouts already
showing, as some sold in super-
markets have been treated to pre-
vent sprouting. Place the potato
bud end up in a bowl, put in about
two inches of water and set on a
window sill. Add water occasion-
ally to maintain the original level
-once runners start growing they
require a surprising amount of
Another interesting form of green-
ery will develop from seeds of your
breakfast orange or grapefruit. Put
several of the seeds in a pot of soil
and keep the pot in a sunny win-
dow. They will produce glossy-
leaved plants which some people
'keep for years.
It is not too late to put in daffo-
dil bulbs. Bulbs that are planted in
January produce flowers the last of
April, thus prolonging the season's
Here On Leave
Sgt. and Mrs. J. E. Pinter of Ma-
con, Ga., are spending a 20-day
leave here with the latter's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Dykes. Sergeant
Pinter is stationed at the Warner
Robins air force base.
P RESE"V ES
1 lb. Jar 25c
65 c lb.
C RIA C K ER S
SIKES ASKS RE-ELECTION
Congressman Bob Sikes announced
Thursday of last week that he is a
candidate for re-election to the U.
S. house of representatives from
the 3rd District. He is presently
serving his 12th year in congress
and is a member of the house com-
mittee on appropriations and of the
sub-committee on military affairs.
ARRIVES IN JAPAN
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Brown have
received word that their son, Jack
Barr, arrived in Japan on Decem-
ber 23. For the benefit of his friends
who may want to write, his address
is Pfc. Jack Barr, 143-804-93, 452nd
A. B. Group, APO 970, c/o Postmas-
ter, San Francisco, Calif.
Lithography was invented in 1798
by Alois Senefelder, an obscure
Bavarian actor and dramatist.
3-NEW PISTON AND
I ALIGNED -
7-OIL PUMP AND
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G A RRAWA Y
Your Chevrolet- Oldsmobile Dealer
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Florida Grade 'A
Ua Half Shell 35c doz.
V 5Nl E 1By the Bag-_$3.00
SHRIMP Ib. 39C
STEAK lb. 89c Backbone Ib. 49c
CH 0 PS Ib. 79c Short Ribs Ib. 39c
3 for 9c Young and Tender
2 Ibs. 15c
15c Bunch CAULIFLOWER
Corn 3 ears 19c 19c Head
TURNIPS MUSTARD COLLARDS
SGladiolus Bulbs and Blooms 79c doz.
I H 'S Port St. Joe, Fla.
PRICES ARE BORN HERE RAISED ELSEWHERE
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THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JANUARY 111, 1952
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WAG OU TH STR PORT_ ST. JOE, GUL CONY FLOID FRDYJNAR 1,1
Published.Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe. Florida. By The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SmMIHr Fditor and Publisher
Also Linotype OperIator, Ad Man, Floor Man, Columnist,
Reporter, Proof Reader and Bookkeeper
Enter',l a *-ucolnl-las'n matter, December 10, 1937, at the
l'obtoftfie, Iort St. Joe, F'la., under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
ONE YEAR $2.00 SIX MONTHS $1.00
THREE MONTHS $127.15
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable tor
damages further than amount received, for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
JO SERRA LOOKS AT 1951
Our old friend, Jo Serra, who comes to town
only about four times a year from his hide-away
down in Willis Swamp to stock up on necessities.
dropped in at The Star office Tuesday with the
remark that he hadn't had any reason to come
to town due to the warm weather we'd been
having, but that the cold spell we had Monday
brought him in to get some long-handles for him-
self and a flannel nightie for his wife. As usual,
he was loaded with his own personal philosophy.
"You know," he said, "a lotta people will look
back over the year 1951 with a sort of despairin'
feeling since it looks like the cause of free men
has had tough sleddin'. It's impossible to de-
scribe the suffering' and frustration in Korea jist
as it ain't possible to put in a few words the
political, economic and social milestones of them
there 12 months. Everybody oughta see now that
corruption in goveramint is the biggest thing on
the political scene right now. And iffen you take
a close look you kin see that debt, taxes and
these here now controls is gittin' to be a threat
to military security and mighty nigh a death sen-
tennce to tus avNerage people."
Looking around for a place to spit out h is
chaw of tobacco, and finally lifting up the 'id
of the wood heater to dispose of it. Joe went on
to say that in spite of these grim items on the
debit side of the ledger, we must all face 1952
with courage. "You know," he said, "we kin count
among our blessin's things that no other nation
ain't got. The biggest gift us old folks kin leave
our chilluns is good health and a good educa-
tion. We're the healthiest doggone critters in the
world today and we got more education than
most of them there major nations. If we kin use
these two tools properly we're gonna be okay.
"I sorta admire you guys in the newspaper
bizness, and in mv opinion one of the biggest
and most significant stories of 1951 ain't rated no
headlines. That's the way which you guvs with
your free press has hammered home day after
day, chapter by chapter, the crookedness and
corruption of public officials to say nothing' of
them there grand schemes of spenders of our tax
T Tk YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Two City Commission Candidates
Rumors of various candidates for
city commissioner took concrete
form this week with the filing of
notices of intention to run by B. B.
Conklin and D. L. "Buster" Owens.
The election is to be held February
1'f and there will be one vacancy
on the board with the expiration of
the term of B. W. Eells, who will
not seek re-election.
Water Pumped for Tank Test
The city of Port St. Joe this week
delivered 4,700,000 gallons of water
to the Southeastern Pipeline Cor-
poration terminal here for testing
the storage tanks. The water filled
two of the huge tanks and will be
shunted to the others. The pumps
ran continuously for 108 hours (4%
days) to fill the order.
Men 20 To 44 Must Register
President Roosevelt in a procla-
nation Monday set February 16 for
registration of all male citizens be-
tween the ages of 20 and 44 who
have not registered previously. Men I
in this age group will be subject to
The wedding of Miss Clara Eliza-
heth Maddox, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John Maddox of this city. and
Lt. Norman Uranson of Philadel-
phia. Pa., was a quiet event of Sat
urday evening. December 20, at the
First Methodist Church in Apalach-
icola, Rev. L. E. Wright performing
the ceremony in the presence of
relatives and close friends.
To Erect Gasoline Storage Tanks
A building permit was issued this
week by City Clerk Mark Tomlin-
son to the Chicago Bridge & Iron
Company for the construction of
gasoline storage tanks at the pipe-
line terminal at a cost of $101,000.
Stray hairs at the nape of mi-
lady's neck can be kept in place
by stroking with a wet finger that
has just been rubbed over soap.
Laboratory tests prove that there
can be as much as 90 degress var-
iation in temperature between the
outside and inside of a leather sole
on a winter's day.
OBEY these official Civil Defense
D A LMRAM istructioas
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-S LONG, EASY TERMS
ee us todav for a demonstration of iese geat cAtfa-ialue trucks
McGOWIN MOTqR COMPANY
Corner Baltzell Ave. and 4th streett Phone 129
money to socialize and control industry, workers
and us pore consumers.
"They aint been a tile in the history of this
here country of ourn when a free press stood
more solidly between us privut citizens and a
foot,on our necks. We all owe you guys a per-
manent debt of gratitude fer the way in which
you has ferreted out weaknesses, dogma and
whitewash in matters all the way from foreign
policy to governamint administration."
Biting off a fresh chew of Brown Mule, our
Willis Swamp phlisopher went on: "You know,
Editor Bill, they ain't many people who appre-
ciates the scope of the American press. You guys
know that back of all these problems they is
some simple principles we got to stick to to
keep our country tickin'. Yo.u fellers know that
if we're going' on to enjoy them liberties our
forefathers fit fer we gotta save the system they
built to guarantee 'em. And one of the big items
of tood news I been seeing' is that editors like
you in every nook and cranny of the land has
rose up on their hind feet and are challenging'
this here theat to personal freedom and national
survival that faces us from the inside.
"And that this here threat is real should be
a-parrent to everybody. I sees by The Star that
more federal taxes has been collected from us
suckers in the last seven years than in all the
pre-ceedin'.years since our governamint was first
set up. And what's a-happenin'? The boost in
govamint spending' has run away from the growth
and capacity to produce of our country, and it
has brought on all this here bureaucracy, cor-
ruption, depreciatin' money and regulation of
this and that which don't fit in with a free na-
tion like ourn-and this here free press of yourn."
With these final words, Jo raised his lanky
form from our office rocker, aimed a perfectly-
directed stream of tobacco juice at our waste-
basket, hitched up his pants and said. "Well,
gotta be gittin' back to Willis and its peace and
tranquility can't stand this hurly-burly and
bustle of a big city like St. Joe-and besides it
looks like with the weather gittin cooler iny
wife's gonna not only nered thl'' there flannel
nightgown. tbut nmehh' ai ir of .n, red fong-
handles. See you aeai;. n;e'. 'bout i'.'
The' 'ditr '' :. s on,: ; in' "' one
of those lucky- guys riv}: r n.'v,- with Port St. Joe
booming the Va it is. wHi'o has one fc:t in the
grave and the otier in tii gravy.
The world's best i:n-,ntive brains have pushed
us ahead with wonderful st-id.-s the past fifty
years. Now the Russians are trying t. set the
world back two hundred years.
Economy is the one bst bet toward solvinl
the grim March 15 in;co::ie ta:: spiech'e looming
up in the distance.
Flowers are b!cominrg in Port St. Joe as the
rest of the nation digs out of its snow banks.
There's no use in trying to whip the Korean
Reds until we've whipped John L. Lewis first.
THE LOW DOWN
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Editar Tile Starr:
My resolushun fer 1952 wuz to
don the old "thinkin' cap." Frum
one end of Reed Ave. to the other
I found nobuddy to cheerful or who
had even a re-mote noshun of whut
is next. So. with sich a start-every
buddy admittin' that they is sum-
thing in the haystak except jist hay
-we kin pro-ceed.
We bin listening' in grate fashun
-v-e bin figgerin' the gent doing'
the talking' new whut he wuz talking'
about. We knows we're in sum
sort of a di lemma, hut how we got
there, we ain't to sure. We scratch
our dome like when the nman piks
up the shell and the pea ain't un-
A gold koin, fer instance, iffen
you are caught with one, you're
looked up. Good and solid nmunny is
illegal. In a skoolhouse in Lost An-
geles 18 in each 100 between 16
and IS yeers old didn't no they is
12 months in a yeer-19 spelled
"writing" with 2 t's-16 didn't no
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1952
the "why" of the 4th of July. A
highly paid agriculture extenshun
serveece tells us that a apple fer
eatin' shud be pikked fer appear-
ance. texture, flavor. Oh! My!
Fumaddiles kin be our downfall.
How about it fer 1952? Speek up,
Yours with the low down,
Proud Owner of Mailbox
Mrs. R. H. Brinson stopped in at
The Star office Monday and said:
"I'll bet I've got something no one
else in town has." Any upon our
query as to what this object was,
she said: "A mail box." seems her
niece sent her one for Christmas.
and Repairing *
S Estimates Cheerfully
: ST. JOE ELECTRIC
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HELP H:-.WALK- AGAMN!
SYOUTHFUL TALENT SHOW and several skits were presented.
RAISES CASH FOR POLIO Those attending report a delightful
The youth of Beacon Hill staged: The youngsters are hoping this
a home talent show last week to may be an incentive to other clil-
raise funds for the Mardl of Dimes dren to help this worthy cause.
polio fund, the money realized be- -
ing turned over to Mrs. E. L. Ho- Ohio stands high in the produc-
baugh, chairman at "The Hill," tion of lime because the state has
Martha Costin acted as master of vast deposits of Imestone and dolo-
ceremonies, and songs, tap dancing mite.
Says County Ranger
Points Out Small Fire Could Wipe
Out Entire Planting; Urges
Plowing Fire Lines
All landowners in Gulf county
who are planting pine seedlings
this winter are urged by County
Ranger H. A. Hardy of the Florida
Forest Service to give their tender
young "crop" adequate fire protec-
tion during the: winter months.
"Every effort should le made to
keep fire out of these plantings, as
even a small fire could wipe out
every seedling," Hardy said.. "Fire
lines should be plowed before plant-
ing, and fire prevention talks with
your neighbors and friends won't
From now until spring will be
dangerous fire weather in Gulf
county, Hardy added, and every ef-
fort should i'e made to prevent wild
fires. Last year 7,026 acres burned
in this county, causing $13,253.50
damage to the valuable woodlands.
"Planting seedlings every year
will help reforest Florida and Gulf
county, but only when wild fires
are stopped will the job be com-
pleted," Hardy continued. "When
you see a fire, report it at once by
calling one long on the FFS line.
"Incidentally, for a nominal price
the county fire control unit will
plow fire lines for landowners.
Much of tlis has already been done
in the county, but anyone interested
should contact me at once."
Visitor From Jacksonville
T. M. Schneider of Jacksonville
was in town Thursday and Friday
of last week transacting business
and saying hello to friends.
THE "SHOW DOWN WA
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HERE'S PROOF free proof thaf the
exciting new '52 Dodge makes your money
worth more. We call it the "Show Down"
,Way to judge car value.. You. get straight
facts, not fancy claims.
The "Show Down" Way lets you compare
the '52 Dodge with cars costing hundreds
of dollars more for roominess, visibility,
riding comfort, safety. It's the sensible way,
the money-saving way, to decide.
Come in the first chance you get. Seo
and drive the big, beautiful, new '52 Dodge.
See compare discover you could
still pay hundreds of dollars more for a car
and not get all the extra-value features this
great new Dodge gives you.
Specifications and equipment subject to change without notice.
NOW ON. DISPLAY
McGOWIN MOTOR COMPANY
Corner Baltzell Avenue and 4th Street Port St. Joe, Florida
till Ive seen the
on display Saturday
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF:COUNTY, FLORIDA,
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1952
PEPPER IS BIG QUESTION To Make Home Here
AMr. and Mrs. Aron Burch and
As candidates for governor of :ughter, c(. Boniiay: arrived in St.
Florida jockey into position, the big Joe last Friday to make their home.
question of the moment is what Mr. Burch is employed as a sales-
Claude Pepper, former U. S. sena- man at Danley's.
tor, will do. A Tallahassee corre-
spondent quotes Pepper as saying TO Relieve
he will announce his plans before 'Misery
the end of January as to whether
he will remain in private life, be-
come' a candidate for the senate
against Senator Spessard L. Hol- f
land, or run for governor. uaUmoRTABTS.-AMMESftLMuF
~AG SI H TR PR T OGUPCUTFORD RDY ANAY1,15
HIGHLAND VIEW NEWS
By MARJORIE ROGERS
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Fox of Sop-
choppy have purchased the Hewitt
Grocery: We wish them lots of good
The trees ordered through the luck.
Garden Club will be delivered in Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Gilmore of
about 10 days, so do not delay in New Orleans, La., were recent vis-
getting' planting holes ready. Dig itors of the former's sister and fam-
holes that are large enough for the ily, Mrs. Minnie Patterson.
size tree ordered. Throw a layer of Mrs. Maude Callahan, who has
compost and a couple of, handfuls been spending some time here with
of a mixed commercial plant food her sister and family, Mr. and Mrs.
at the bottom, fill the hole with fer- D. M. Jones, left Wednesday of last
tile woods soil and leave a slight week for her home in Los Angeles.
basin to gather water. Sgt. D. M. Register of Charles-
When the trees come, set in the ton, S. C., visited here recently with
hole so that they will be at exactly his brother and family, Mr. apd
the same level as they grew form- Mrs. J. W. Register.
early. See that the roots assume, Pvt. and Mrs. Alonzo Knight and
without bending and crowding, the son Ralph are visiting in Cross City
same relative positions which they with his brother and family, Mr.
held. As the soil is slowly shoveled and Mrs. Carl Knight.
back, allow it to be washed into Miss Inez Hardy of Graceville
place with a gentle stream from spent a 'few days here last week
the hose. Finish with a' saucer-like with her sister and family, Mr. and
depression and fill this with water Mrs. Sonny Anderson.
at least once each week that it does Mr. and Mrs. Willie Davidson of
not rain. Geneva, Ala., were week-end guests
-of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Williams.
Use it Margarine Mrs. J. E. Pierce of Port St. Joe
Estimates are that 31 million spent last Friday with Mrs. H. G.
American women use margarine, Parker.
and spend about four billion mmin- Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Bruce and Mr.
utes yearly kneading or stirring Jm G v
color into the product. ;and Mrs. Jim Godwin visited last
SFriday in Montgomery, Ala., with
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Bruce.
.Mrs. T. O. Seawright honored
her son Melvin on January 4 which
marked his 10th birthday. Ten small
f guests were invited for the occa-
sion and after enjoying a number
of games, with honors going to
tKenneth Wright and Charles Reg-
ister, all were served birthday cake.
,Leslie Cannon of Moultrie, Ga., is
visiting hei-e with his grandparents.
Mr. and Mrs. .T. T. Rinck.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hewitt are
spending the week in DeFuniak
Springs with the latter's mother,
Mrs. J. nW. Wooten.
Clinton Peterson left Sunday for
Jacksonville for a physical exam.
We welcome Mr. and Mns. W. H.
Kent to our community from Mari-
Jimmy Hagans of Panama City
spent a few days here last week
with Mlr. and Mrs. Lawton Echols.
Donald and Billy Skipper of Boni-
fay were recent guests of their sis-
ter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Vester
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Kelly and
granddaughter, Martha Ray, were
called to Careyville Sunday due to
the illness of Mr. Kelly's nephew,
J. W. Martin.
Mrs. John Wright honored her
soni Kii on his Sth birthday Janu-
ary 3 with a party. Games were en-
joyed and birthday cake and iced
drinks were served to the honoree,
George Kelll, Sister Wright, Ralph
Knight, Vivian Register, Charles
Register,. Pinky Whitfield, Melvin
Seawright ,LewiQ Rogers, Tommy
I':.-,, r.-rro:n. H...-: Creamer and
H. F. rock was called to Alford
last week by the illness of his bro-
ther, Richard Brock.
Rev. and Mrs. Charles Baley were
in Pensacola Saturday on business.
Kenneth Ray Wilson of Panama
SCity is visiting with Mr. and Mrs.
H. J. Foster.
G A R
--- L iTorso of Man Found
t In River Is identified
S he body of a man, minus head,
feet and hands, found last week in
Big St. Marks River by Kenneth
Roberts. and John Sowers of this
city and Elzie Little of Apalachi-
cola, has'been identified as that of
SWilliam James, 64, colored, a resi-
AT dent of Stockton, Ala. The body
was identified by his son through
SR W A Y thee personal belongings.
S W The son said that last arch a
I OL ETL ^O boat in use on the Chipola River
SROLET C 0 near Marianna caught fire from a
Your Oldsmobile Chevrolet Dealer leaking gasoline can and his father
Corner Williams Ave. and 4th St. as the only one of seven in the
i boat who did not escape. The river
Phone 388 Port St. Joe 'was dragged for the body at the
time, but without avail.
Today Last Day To Buy
Trees From Garden CEub
If you would like to buy trees
and were not contacted by a mem-
ber of the Port St. Joe Garden Club
this week, take your order to Mrs.
I. C. Nedley. Today is the last day.
essential to their needs and growth.
Facts are also recorded in "The
Josettas" showing the inland water-
way, now completed and extending
from Corpu Christi, Texas, to Car-
rabelle. Fla., to have been an idea
originated as far back as 1847, and
'to have been the lifelong dream of
the late Hon. John G. Ruge, bene-
factor to our state universities, col-
leges public schools and the Epis-
copal Diocese and internationally
prominent figure whose services
were solicited in 1917 by President
Woodrow Wilson to study, European
Come In for A Game of Pool, and Then Try Our ...
OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL
and remember, we still have that Draft Beer on tap
ST. JOE BAR AND BILLIARDS
Port St. Joe, Florida
Three years of good associations and good business! .We are
proud of the trust and confidence you have shown in us, allowing us
to grow from a small temporary location with three employees to a
modern plant now employing twelve experienced employees.
In Appreciation, We Will Give From Saturday, January
12, To Saturday, January 19 .
ON ALL CHEVROLET ACCESSORIES,
Including Outboard MotorsT "
Watch The Star for SAVINGS Offered On Our
With four factory-trained mechanics you will get quick, efficient
Service at Lowest Cost!
arraway Chevsm let Co.
Your Chevrolet Oldsmobile Dealer
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
MEMORIAL HISTORY banking systems so that they might this city. They are native Apalachi-
be incorporated into the banking colians and daughter and grand-
(Continued from page 1) laws of the United States. Also daughter of the late Joseph Mes-
oysters in the state, and Rice Bro- that the Hon. Henry L. Grady and sina, another of Apalachicola's pio-
thers Packing Co., i.e., the late Captain George H. Whiteside, illus- never industrialists, who -was Flor-
SRce an R R. ie, trious Apalachicolians, were also ida's second canner of the famous
SRce I and Rob R. Rce, cr- tremendously interested in the in- Apalachicola oyster and Florida's
gently of Rockport, island waterway and worked untir- second canner.of the famous Apa-
ing the first canners of shrimp in
Sthe st aes sh ingly, liroi., iur their lifetimes, to lachicola shrimp.
'bring it In to eI'.itence. ------- ---
Attention is given to the fact thatigit %:tence.
lumbAtten isty g n to e fact that Another of the many interesting Salt applied to a sidewalk to
lumber history was made in Apa- facts brought to light is that thru melt ice actually may injdre the
lachicola. The Hon. J. N. Coombs, facts brought to light is that thru
also mentioned in the early 1900's the efforts of the late Homer L. concrete tb a certain extent.
also mentioned in the early 1900's Oliver o. Apalachicola when state
for the vice-presidency of the United Oliver of Apalachicola when state
States, and Major Seth Newell Kim- senate in 1919 from Franklin C M T
ball as being two of the pioneers, county; 'ile site of old St. Joseph COMFORTER
among other Apalachicolians, who was first given public recognition
were the state's trailblazers in this as Florida's "Constitution City" by FUNERAL HOME
ret aes his drafting and pushing to success-
great and essential industry. .LI AHIAME
ful conclusion the bill-whereby the 24-HOUR AMBULANCE
It was another of Apalachicola's Constitution Monument was erected SERVICE
brilliant native sons, the Hon. C. H. at the site of the ancient city in
B. Floyd, of legislative fame, who the present city of Port St. Joe. 0
was the promulgator of the first Mrs. Porter, compiler and author Phone 326, Day or Night
bill put through the state legisla- of "The Josettas," and Miss Mem-
ture, at the turn of the century, orie, letterer of the 247-page me- 601 LONG AVENUE
whereby cities in Florida could get moral scrapbooks, have for the Port St. Joe Florida
appropriations for various projects past 11 years made their home in, P,
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THE GTAR,' PORT S;T. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1952'
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1952 THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLSRIDA PAGE SEVEN
UNCLE BEF,R RRELL TO
OBSERVE 6 1h BIRTHDAY:. ':
Despite the fact that he is getting h .4 SIGNS OF LIFE
younger looking every day and
can cut capers with anyone, Wil-
liam Benjamin Ferrell, familiarly
known as "Ben," a pioneer of our c5
city, will celebrate his 67th birth-
day next Tuesday, January 15.
Ben moved here in 1918 from
Greensboro, Gadsden county, with
his wife and four children, W. J.
Ferrell and Mrs. Lillian McNair of
this city, W. W. "Bill'" Ferrell of
Jacksonville, and Mrs. Robt. Stans-
berry of Houston, Texas. He is now
the proud possesor of five grand- : .
children. Outside of this important
contribution to our mounting pou- GIRL SCOUT NOTES
lation, Mr. Ferrell is well known for
his ability as a cabinetmaker and Girl Scout Troop No. 2 met Tues-
is always in a jovial mood. day at the home of Mrs. T. Mitchell
The Star joins with his multitude at which time badges were dis-
of friends in wishing him many cussed and each girl was told what
more happy birthdays. Badges she had earned. An 'open
_________ discussion was held on what pro-
HEAD OF STATE RETAIL gram could, be developed for the
Woman's Club, but no decision was
(Continued from page 1)
courage or draft good men for pub-
lic office and then support them
both before and after election. He
proposes to establish militant ac-
tion committees of retailers, in all
Florida communities and will de-
velop plans for an intensive state-
wide "get-out-the-vote" campaign.
"The place to start a sweeping
revival of active interest in good.
government is at the-grass roots
level," said Saltz. "Merchants come
in closer and more frequent con-
tact with the entire public than any
other group of business men. We
..can be a powerful influence for
good and a constructive force in
county, state and nation. My objec-
tive is to crystalize our thinki-.g
and mobilize for concerted action?'
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Pyle and daugh-
ter Dorothy Jean of Hilton, Ga., Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Houston and children,
Martha and Hayward, of Blakley.
"Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Sheffield of
Albany, Ga., and Wayne Brown of
Dothan, Ala., were Sunday guests
.of Mr. and Mrs. J, F. Davis.
Patient At Hospital
Friends- of Mrs. Parker G. Hart
will learn with regret that she is a
patient at the .Port St. Joe Munici-
Here On Business
Mrs. Madeline Whittaker of Do-
than, Ala., was in town the first of
the week attending to business.
More. Light Needed
The nation's lighting standards
would be lifted if only one per cent
of the cost of a new home were
set aside for lighting. excluding
reached. The girls dividea mto pa-
trols and discussed what would be
done for the next meeting, after
which refreshments were served,
games played and the meeting dis-
missed by singing "Taps."
GIVE TO THE MARCH OF DIMES
GIVE TO THE MARCH OF DIMES
than lust a /
SIt's your representative.
.J1 sp.5ks for c, r irl..pja .es
you cannot go. You want
your letterhead to give
your prospect assurance
that it represents a firm
of high standing.
Spend Week-end In Georgia
Mr. and Mr3. Curtis Evans and
Miss Martha Olinch spent the past
week-end in Folkston, Ga., with Mr.
and Mrs. Doc Evans. Mrs. Evans
and Miss Olinch visited in Kings-
land, Ga., with Mr.,and Mrs. Lamar
Sales and family, and Mr. Evans
continued on to Akin, S. C., where
he will join the Gravers Tank &
Manufacturing Co., with whom he
TO ALL MY FRIENDS:
I am seeking re-election as
and will appreciate your
vote and support.
J. F. MILLER
Pol. Adv. Paid for by J: F. Miller
I Herewith Announce My
and will appreciate your
vote and support at the
May 6th Primary.
Pol Adv. l'a:d by Parker G. Hart.
Service Officer To Be Here officer, who will be at the city hall
Veterans of Port St. Joe and vi- Monday, January 14, from 8:30 to
cinity who need assistance in ob- 10:30 a. m..
training benefits under the GI Bill
may receive guidance from Preston Gypsum promises to become an
L. Nicholas, assistant state service,important source of sulphur.
Closed for EFFICIENCY
In order to serve our customers more efficiently,
the undersigned Drug Stores will observe the
following hours alternately:
WEDNESDAYS Close 12:00 Noon
SUNDAYS Open 2 p. m. to 6 p. mv.
There will be a Registered Pharmacist, on duty at
one of these stores at all times. If you desire
service after hours, don't hesitate to call us, day
or night. We feel that by getting a few
hours off from work every week we will be
physically able to serve you better.
BUZZETT'S DRUG STORE
S tart the new year off right by having
plenty of the right-size bulbs on hand.
# Plenty of light in the right places
adds charm to your home and combats
the fatigue of eye-strain.
Plenty of light makes your hoeie
cheerful and bright.
SEE YOUR LAMP DEALER NQW'
R. E. PORTER, Manager
a L1 }U'tf
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, -FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1952
PAI -EGH t-girr 5TST K,'ULFCUfp2I~tKF~AJNA~ 11
'MRS. OLIVER WEDS
Mrs. Martha Kate Oliver of Ap-
alachicola, wil known in this city,
and Hubert A. Drennen of Birming-
ham, Ala., were married December
29 at Tallahassee in the Trinity
Methodist Church, the Rev. Cotten,
pastor of the church, performing the
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nation as a powerful supporter of
legislation for the improvement of
schools. He is also known as the
"father of tuberculosis legislation,"
and has steered all forestry bills
through the house during his ser-
In announcing his candidacy for
the senate, George told the editor
of The Star:
"I definitely will support legisla-
tion to increase the salaries of our
"I will work to bring the welfare
program of Florida out of its pres-
ent chaotic condition..
"I am definitely opposed to any ad-
ditional taxes by the state. The tax
-burden on the people has reached
its limit, and with world conditions
what they are today the state gov-
ernment should reduce instead of
"I stand, as always in the past,
for honest, efficient and economi-
(Continued from page 1)
and J. F. Miller, district 5. Miller
has already stated that he will be
up for re-lection; and we take it for
granted that Gay and Strange will
also run again. Parker Hart is the
only candidate announced to date.
and will seek the board seat held
by Strange. Commissioners Basil
E. Kenney Jr., and Jim Daniel can
sit on the sidelines this year and
watch the show, as their terms do
not expire for two more years.
It is understood there are two,St.
Joe men considering running for
tax assessor, the job held for many
years by Sammy Patrick, but as
yet nothing definite has been forth-
Other county offices to be filled
are clerk of circuit court, county
judge, school superintendent, tax
collector and supervisor of regis-
tration. All officials now holding
these positions have indicated they
will seek another term.
Jimmy Greer of this city is the
only member of the county school
board whose term expires, and he
informed us Wednesday that he
didn't know whether he would ask
re-election or not. Only other va-
cancy on this board is in district 2,
" Sees ase e e*so
Rocketing your way .,. a NEW
car with NEW power, NEW lux-
ury, NEW Value! IT'S OLDS-
MOBILE FOR 1952 thrillingly
new, thrillingly different -and
you can see it soon in Port St.
Joe at the Garraway Chevrolet
Company! Watch The Star for'
the great. announcement-'date; Be "
first to see these sensational new
"Rocket Engine cars at
Your Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Dealer
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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Beacon Hill and vicinity, which was
vacated by Chauncy Costin when
he was named as postmaster. No
action has been taken by the county
Democratic committee on recom-
mending someone for the.position.
On the St. Joe scene, Billy Ham-
mock, incumbent, has told us that
he will seek re-election as harbor-
master in the coming primary.
Now we can all sit back and wait
for the March 15 filing deadline to
find who will be candidates in our
various county races.
HOUSEHOLD .GOODS FOR SALE
APEX WASHING MACHINE for
sale. Wringer type, with pump;
excellent condition. Price $50.00.
Phone 332. ., 2tc tf
FOR SALE-Three,used double bed
mattresses and springs, 3 chiffo-
robes, 2 dressers, all at a bargain.
Leader Shoe Shop, phone 363. tf
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOR SALE, LEASE OR REFTT-
At bargain: 4-bedroom house on
4th St. See J. A. Chestnut, High-
land View. 1-11tf
FURNISHED HOME FOR RENTat
Apalachicola. Most desirable loca-
tion. Contact Mrs. Ned Porter,
P. 0. Box 975, phone 164, Port St.
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-Two $50 bills. Finder posi-
tively known. If returned to Rich's
'SuperMarket no questions will be
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.
The registration books for Gulf county
will b)e open in the precincts, '"..-',i,. on
January 2, an remaining there If '., ;y,
for the electors to register to vote in the
coming elections. Please see your deputy
registrar and register while the books are
in your precinct, if you are qot already
Precincts Nos. 1 and 2-East and .West
Wewahitchka: At the Court House in the
office of the Supervisor of Registration.
Precinct No. 3- Dalkeith: Mrs. Walter
Precinct No. 4-Overstreet: Mrs. Clarence
Whitfield, her home.
Precinct No. 5-Highland View: Mr. W.
H Weeks, postoffice.
Precinct No. 6-White City: Mrs. George
Harper, Harper's store.
Precinct No. 7-Kenney's Mill: Mrs. Ivey
Williams, 'her home.
Precinct No. S--orth Port St. Joe Mrs.
E. C. Pridgeon Jr., her home, 3rd Street.
Precinct No. 9-South Port St. Joe: Wil-
lie Stripling, at his tore.
MRS. C. G. RISH,
Supervisor of Registratiqn,
1-4 2-1 Gulf County.
NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME
.Notice is' hereby given thaL pisuant lo
Clhapter 20953. Law of 'l(rida. .\,' (.
1941, the undersigned persons intend to
register with the Clerk of the Circui Coou:
of nlf County. F!oridal four weC-K, ;;1* I
the first publication of this no4ee. 'he f-
titious or trade name under which they will
be engaged in business and in wii(lh ,l :':s
business is to be carried on, to-wit: AUS-
TIN-ATCHIS"N, Port St. Joe, Florida. First
publication December 21, 1951
T. E. AUSTIN.
1-1 CATHERINE NELL BUZZETT.
R.-A. M.-Regular convocation of
St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
M., 2nd and 4th Mondays. All visit.
ing companions welcome. C. A. Lup-
ton, High Priest; H. R. Maige, Sec.
MELODY REBEKAIH LODGE NO
22, 1. 0. 0. F.-Meets 2nd ano 4t
Thursday at 8:60 p. m. in Ma,;onic
hall. Mary E. Weeks, N. G.; Gladys
Boyer, V. G.; Fannie Brown, 'Sec.
MASONIC .TEMPLE F. & A. M.-
Port* St. Joe Lodge 111-Regular
meetings 2nd anid '4th Frl-
days each month, 8:00 p. nm.
SMembers urged to attend;
visiting brotherS Welcome. Milton
Chafin, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
SAMARITAN LODGE No. 40, 1. O.
0. F.-Meets first and third Thurs-
days, 7:30 p. ri. in Masonic Hall. All
members urged to attend; visiting
brethren invited. James Greer, N.
G.; John Blount, V. G.; Theodore
GUARANTEED FAt ORYM
SNEW TREA DS
APPID ON SOUND TIR BODIES OR ON YOUR OWN TIEtS
* 25% Longer Mileage Same Tred 'Design as in
Made of Cold Rubber New tires
Same High Quality Tread Same Tread Depth
Materials as Used in Nw New Tires
Tires .h ,- -_ ;IL
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* New Tire Guarantee
MWEET YOOR FRIENDS -e k v Au t o S to
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Phone 52 B. W. EELLS, Owner PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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