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"Port St. Joe-The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley"
VOLUME XV FORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1952 NUMBER 20
Closed Season On
Games Commission Cancels Order
But Leaves Waters of Gulf
brr Under Usual Ban
The state game and fresh water
fish commission meeting in Talla-
hassee Monday, rescinded its order
of October 29 setting up a closed
season on fresh water fishing in
Northwest Florida during April and
May, the action being taken at the
behest of sportsmen of this, area
who protested that they had not
been taken into consideration nor
given an opportunity to be heard.
However, the commission left the
traditional two-months closed sea-
son 6n the Dead'Lakes and Lake
Wimico in Gulf county, and Mer-
ritt's Millpond and Ocheesee Pond
in Jackson county.
The commission originally had
ordered all fresh waters west of the
Aucilla River in Jefferson county
closed for the two spring months
because of representations that the
action would improve spawning.
John F. Dequine, chief fisheries
biologist for the commission, did
not go along with this finding, re-
porting that "an overwhelming ma-
jority of fish management special-
ists of the entire nation have con-
cluded that closed seasons on bass,
bluegill, shellcracker and.other Flor-
ida game- fish are not necessary to
insure adequate reproduction or to
prevent overfishing by angling."
County Citizens Empty
PocLets fmr PNo*. Fbnd
Appreciation for the gener-nus rei
sponse of the citizens,of Gulf county
who "turned their hearts and their
pocketbooks inside, out Ito con-
tribute to the success of the 1952
March of Dimes," was expressed
yesterday by Ted Frary, director
of the Gulf county campaign.
"The real gratitude comes from
the polio patients, on whose behalf
I thank you," Frary said. "Part of
your gift helps make provision for
their care; the other part helps fi-
nance research. All of us will share
in the benefits when science finds
the way of preventing polio."
While the campaign was officially
closed January 31, Frary added: "It
is not yet too late to join the fight.
Mail your contribution today to the
March of Dimes, postoffice box,572,
Port St. Joe."
JOHN ,DICKEY SEEKING
SEAT ON COMMISSION
John C. Dickey of Oak Grove who
qualified with Clerk George Core
Thursday of last week, in this is-
sue of The Star announces his can-
didacy for member of the board of
county commissioners from District
5, the seat now held by J. F. Miller.
Dickey, who it0ifarried -and.has
tWo children, has been a resident
of this city for the past seven
years. He feels that one of his best
qualifications for the job is the fact
that he has had a college course in
civil engineering and is a surveyor,
which fits him well for keeping an
eye on road and bridge work in the
Neil Poitevint To Walk Again
Mrs. T. 0. Poitevint returned
home Sunday night from Wilming-
ton, Del., where her small son Neil,
who was stricken with polio three
weeks ago, has been entered in the
Alfred I. duPont Instiute of the Ne-
mours Fbundation. She states that
the doctors assured her that Neil
will .walk again annd that he will
receive the. very best attention pos-
State Races Shape
Up As Deadline for
Still Open Are the Governor-
ship and Membership On
With the qualifying deadline for
most state and federal offices pass-
ing at noon last Friday, the various
races began to shape up with four
top-level incumbents opposed by
men new to state-wide politics.
When the book for the Democratic
primary in May was closed by Sec-
retary of State Bob Gray at Talla-
hassee, these were among the en-
U. S. Senator Spessard Holland,
opposed by William A. Gaston Jr.,
JacksonvilTe political unknown and
an agent for the federal tax force
which deals largely with the sup-
pression of moonshine liquor. Hol-
land also drew a Republican oppon-
ent, John P. Booth, Miami attorney,
who was the Republican standard-
Mrs. Lula Goff Is
Called By Death
Passed Away Last Friday Morning
At. Municipal Hospital; Resi-
dent of St. Joe 26 Years
Funeral services were held last
Friday afternoon from the Coml-
forter Funeral Home for Mrs. Lula
Goff, 57, who passed away Friday
morning at the Port St. Joe Mu-
nicipal Hospital following a brief
illness. The services were con-
ducted by Rev. R. R. Jones. pastor
of the Oak Grove Assembly of God
Church and interment was in Jehu
Cemetery at Wewahitchka. Pall-
bearers were Junior King, Ocie Lee
Jordan, J. L. Kelley, Grady Keels,
Hoke Glass and W H.'Fowler.
Mrs. Goff, who came` to Port St.
Joe in 1926 from 'Altha, where she
was born, is survived by two spns,
Homer and Ernest' Goff. eof this
city; two daughters, Mrs. Jeanette
Goodwater of Coltumbus, Ala., and
Mrs. Evelyn White of 'Oak Grove;
two sisters, Mrs. Annie Ears of
Altha and Mrs. Lee "'Clayton of
Bainbridge, Ga.; three brothers, Al-
bert and Marvin McCrone of Bain-
bridge, Ga., and Ivey, McCrone of
Two Last-Minute Entries
In Local Senatorial and
OUT FOR TAX ASSESSOR Ben Williams Out for Sena-
torial Toga and Wilson
Seeking House Seat'
S Two last-minute black horses, of
Whom nobody had heard rumors of
getting into the present political
S\ melee, signed up at practically the
i* | last minute Friday noon with Sec-
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bearer for the senate two years ago Altha, and two grandsons, James
when George A. Smathers was the and Eugene White of.Oak Grove. B. B. CONKLIN of this city, who
Democratic nominee. has announced his candidacy for
n tax assessor of Gulf county. Mr.
.State Superiitendent of Public Combined School Bands Conklin, a resident of Port st.
Ils.utuction Thomas D. Bailey, op- Will Present Concerts Joe for 15 years, being employed
posed by Dr. Raymond Van Dusen. by the Gulf Hardware & Supply
professor of speech at the Univer- Two concerts by thi combined Company, is a registered public
sity of Miami (at least he slihuld school bands of the Port St. Joe accountant and is active in civic
put on some good talks). and Wewahitclika scliools is an- and fraternal affairs, being "a
State -Commissioner of. Agricul- naounced 'by- B. B. Scisi.u, the first member-of. St. James',-Episnopal-
tmre Nathae Mayo opposled by Jart n e presented Thursday. February Church, the RAotyy t.; p Mioose;
M. Kennedy, Orlando farm mn~ichin. 21, at 8::15 p. m. at the St. Joe high Oidd Fellows aLd Masonic lodges
ery dealer and former county agri- school, and the second in Wewa- and a member of the executive
cultural agent. hitchka on March 20. In order to board of the Gulf Coast Council,
State Supreme Court Justice B. present the local concert, the Par- Boy Scouts of Anlerica.
K. Roberts, opposed by Halley B. ent-Teacher Association meeting
Lewis of Arcadia, a former Levy scheduled for February 21 has been Junior Dead Lakes
county legislator and lawyer at Tal- advanced to Thursday, February 14.unorDea
lahassee. Tim Elder will be featured as solo Association Formed
Escaping all opposition were Sec- cornetist at the concerts.
retary of State Gray, Attorney Gen- Proceeds of each concert will be A Dead Lakes Junior Sportsmen's
eral Dick Ervin, Comptroller C. M. allotted to the music departmentof Association was formed at a meet-
Gay, Treasurer J. Edwin Larsen, the school at which it is held. ing held Thursday night of last
and Justices Roy H. Chapman and "The duration of these concerts week in the community house at
John E. Mathews will not be more than one hour," Wewabi.tchka. Officers elected at
Of the state's five incumbent con- said Daniel Temkin, bandmaster, this time were E. J. Land, presi-
gressmen seeking re-election, -only and it is hoped that residents of dent; Jackie Connell, vice-presi-
Charles E. Bennett of the second the two communities ill attend dent; Charles Brogdon, secretary;
district escaped opposition, either t ejo these carefully-planned af- Carnell Stokes, treasurer, and Larry
Democratic or Republican'In to enjoy these carefully-planned af-
Democratic or Republican.fairs and witnesthe progress of Flint warden.
third district, which includes Gulf the county's school music program. More than 30 boys attended this
county, Bob Sikes is being opposed initial meeting, viewed a movie,
by Arthur Baker of Pensacola. "Our Heritage," and received pam-
-Still open for qualifiers are the Sammy Patrick is Up for phlets of Florida's fish and wild-
governorship and membership on Re-election As Assessor life.
the state railroad andpu'blic utili- --- George Y. Core, president of the
ties commission. These offices, to- Sammy Patrick, rounding out 20 Dead Lakes Sportsmen's Associa-
gether with.political party positions years as county tax assessor for: tion, made a short' talk on conser-
and county offices, have a deadline Gulf county, during which .time he ovation in general and other talks
of March 15. has had opposition but once (1948), were made by Clinton Smith and
The' 1953 legislature is. going'to this week runs his announcement William Martin, advisors for the
have many new faces, although 20 asking the voters to.. return him to club; Harland Pridgeon, wildlife of-
members of the present house of office in the May primary. ficer, and Jack Shoemaker of the
representatives have no opponents. Sammy's main platform plank is game and fresh water fish commis-
Two present'occupants of the 19 that during his tenure in office he sion.
senate :seats up for -election also has never asked the taxpayers to This club, the fifth of its kind re-
missed opposition. Reason for the come to his office in the courthouse cently organized in Northwest'Flor-
new faces to come is that a great at Wewahitchka to make tax re- ida, will meet again February 14.
number of veteran lawmakers are turns or to file their homestead ex-
not seeking re-election for various emotions, since each year he calls METHODIST CHURCH MEMBERS
reasons, among them being George upon everyone personally for the TO MAKE RELIGIOUS SURVEY
Tapper of this city, who is seeking data.
the state senate seat from the,25th ---- ----- Members of the First Methodist
district. I CHAPLAIN TO PREACH Church are planning to make a re-
------ ri,.a-loina T,- lhn TP Thnnomas o f Tv-n li-inou sunrvyv of the city and state
u- ptaiJ ,=on immu ,o i y*
Legion Heads Visit dall Field will preach Sunday at
At a regular meeting of Willis, the 11 a. m. service of the Presby-
V. Rowan Post 116, American Le- terian Church.
gion, Monday night, the second dis-
trict commander, Hugh Williams,
and Paul Applegate, both of Talla-
hassee were visitors.
Hammock Asks Re-election
H. M. "Billy" Hammock Jr., of
this city has filed his papers for re-
election as harbormaster. To date
he has no 'opposition.
Home for Spring Holidays
Home for the spring holidays be-
tween semesters from the. state
university at Tallahassee are the
Misses Myrtle Simpson, Sara Bray.
Alice Elder, Sara Cevea Philyaw
and Patricia Ward and Ashley Cos-
tin, James Chatham and Tommy
that if members of other congrega-
tions wish to participate, to be at
the Methodist Church not later
than 12:30 p. m. Sunday. February
10. Those desiring to join -in the
survey are asked to bring sand-
wiches for lunch.
Rev. Warren Lindsey, pastor of
the church; states that it will be
appreciated if everyone will remain
at home while the survey is being
made in order that the necessary
data may be obtained.
,retary of State Boo Gray as canai-
Sdates for senator from the 25th dis-
trict and representative in the leg-
islature from Gulf county.
Ben C. Williams of this city has
the idea that he would like to wear
the state senatorial toga, and was
the last-minute qualifier in the 25th
district'race for which George Tap-
per of this city and Floyd C. Lister
of Wewahitchka had already quali-
Ben, who states he is "one of the
true sons of the old soil," having
been born in Port St. Joe on May
5, 1914, when this city was in Cal-
houn county (Gulf county was cut
from Calhoun in 1925), told the ed-
itor of The Star thkt "I believe a
man elected to public office should:
h b:the clhice of the people, and the
situation as- ft wa.. if either of the'
c'nididstes 'qualified had. .dropLed
out, the remaining one oitcEd have:
gone in without opposition,: wh hfei
do not believe would be in accord
with our democratic way of life."
Williams, who is married and has
two sons in school, is a member of
the Methodist Church, and is active
in fraternal. organizations, being a
member of the local Masonic lodge
the Gulf Coast'Shrine- Club of Pani
ama City, a member of the InterUi-:
tional Brotherhood of* Electrical
Workers and of the Brotherhood of '
The other last-minute' qualifier:
was Charles C. Wilson of this city,:
who came out as 'a candidate for
representative in 'the legislafitfer
from Gulf county. Only other, can-
didate seeking this seat is Cecil G,:
Costin Jr., local attorney.
"Uncle" Charlie, as he is known
to all, is a perennial seeker of this
legislative seat and held it from
1944 to 1946 when he defeated the"
incumbent, E. Clay Lewis'Jr.. by a:
vote of 898 to 678. He was'de-"
feated for re-election in 1-946 by''
George Tapper by.a close count of'
947 to 844; in 1948 Tapper-:wag's re-
turned to the legislature' without
opposition, but in the 1950 election t
Wilson again was a candidate and
was defeated by.Tapper by a vote
of 1,369 to.;682..We-have not yet re-
ceived an announcement from Mr.
Wilson and were unable to contact
him before going to press. How-
ever, we anticipate his announce-
ment for use next week.
In the various county races, the
(Continuer on page 7)
Another Tax Assessor Candidate
Clerk George Core informs us
that he has another qualified can-
didate for county' tax assessor in
the person of F. B3. "Preacher"
Smith, Wewahitchka barber..
Will Visit In Bradenton
Mr. and .Mrs. N. E. Dees expect to
leave today for Bradenton to visit
their daughter and family, Mr.'and
Mrs. C. B. Edwards, and Mrs. Dee's
father, H. Annis.
P A GE THE STAR, POR ST. JE GUL C T F
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE O. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
Woman's Club Members Miss Minnie Pumpelsnigger
Hear Talks On Hobbies Reveals Plans for Wedding
The January meeting of the Port Mr. and Mrs. Eggleston Jones
St. Joe Woman's Club was held at Pumpelsnigger of this city are an-
the home of Mrs. J. L. Sharit on nouncing the engagement and ap-
Constitution Drive. Delicious re- preaching marriage of their daugh-
freshments were enjoyed at the be- ter, Minnie Sadie, to Maj. Alphonzo
ginning of the meeting, after which Jim Burketbeedle, also of this city.
the president, Mrs. R. W. Smith, Date for the wedding has been
conducted a short business session. set for February 29, at S p. m. in
Mrs. J. H. Geddie, Mrs. M. P. Tom- the Centennial Auditorium. No in-
linson and Mrs. Rush Chism were vitations are being issued, but all
named as a committee to revise one friends of these two prominent faim-
section of the by-laws, and Mrs. G. ilies are invited to attend.
A. Patton, Mrs. Sharit and Mrs. Gus Members of the wedding party
Creech were named as the nominat- will include Miss Fannie Fluff-
ing committee. .busle, cousin of the bride-to-be, as
The program, following the theme mnaid of honor: Reynaldo Butter-
nP "WX v. thro hunC ofl eolf-develon. bum as bes t man SCle Cs n r
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Braxton of
White City are the proud parents
of an S-pound 10-ounce daughter,
born Thursday, January 31 at the
Port St. Joe Municipal Hospital.
The young lady has been named
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Baxley (nee
Mary Lydia Dees) are announcing
the birth of a son, Richard Alien, on
Friday, February 1, at Haverstraw,
YOUNG WOMAN'S AUXILIARY,
MEETS WITH ALLIE O'BRIEN
The Young Woman's Auxiliary of
the First Baptist Church met Mon-
day evening at the home jf Allie
O'Brien in Oak Grove with six mem-
bers present. The meeting was
opened with prayer by Mary Kath-
ryn Stephens after which each one
present answered roll call with
their favorite Bible verse.
The program topic was "A God
of Love" and was presented in the
o ",e oeve .,L1vu 10111 s v ue i- ...r as "oeS man ., ;,usOi Ujnap- form of a playlet having for char-
ment," was on "Hobbies and Hap- dragon, Sally Patch, Mai'y Ketchiter of the iffere
e acters members of the different re-
piness," and this theme was de- and Puffy Finnifork, as the brides- ligious beliefs, such as Buddhist,
veloped by H. E. Richards, who maids, and Sam Spatula, Happy Go-Hindu,Mohammedan, Communist,
spoke on painting as a hobby, and north, Henry Multicolor and Tony Animist and a Christian. Present
J: T. Simpson, who spoke on wood- Whichaway ag ushers. Little Letme and taking part in the program
working as a hobby. Caryit, nephew of the groom, will were Sadie Arnett, Alice Guilord,
-Members present at the meeting serve as ring-bearer, and little Miss or SDel Stephens, Mary Kath-
were Mesdames, J. C. Belin, Roy Maya Smellet as flower girl: The Nr e Stephens Mary Kat-Be
Gibson, R. W. Smith, Gus Creech, ceremony will be performed by the ryn StepensAllie O' rme rt
C. S. Carmack, J. H. Geddie, Rush I Rev. Samuel Preachit in a beautiful
A discussion was held on the as-
Chism, J. L. Sharit and G. A. Pat- and most unusual setting sociational Y. W. A. banquet to be
,ton, and, besides the speakers of A selection of wedding music will eld February 15 at the Millville
the afternoon, one guest, Mrs. W. J. be played by one of the outstand- church to which all Y. W. A. mem-
Strickland, president of the Junior ing musicians of our city, Bobbiters and prospective members are
Woman's Club. Shawton, and vocal numbers are to he book.
invited and at which the book.
There will be a regular meeting be rendered by a noted tencr from "T.ng-led Threads," will be taught.
of the Woman's Club next Wednes- Tyndall Field. Lieut. Doo Sinagin. The group was then dismissed with
day, February 6, at which time the and by the local barbershop quar- a rnett
officers for the new club year w-ill tet. Next meeting of this group will
be elected. The petite blonde bride-elect has be held with Betty Jo Tharp on
Se refused to describe her wedding February 18.
PAGEANT TO BE PRESENTED dress,,but has admitted that it was I
AT P.-T. A. MEET THURSDAY worn by her great-grandmother, BAPTIST W. M. U. IN
Due to the fact that the Port St. Miss Lotta Sweetnin, when she was
Joe-Wewahitchka school band con- married to Benjamin. Pumpelsnig-
cert'xa cs eduld fort he regular ger may. man years ao The Baptist W M. U. met Mon-
P.-T. A. night, the president of the The -'Burketbe-dPe-Pumpelsnigger day at the- church for the regular
Parent-T.eacher Association, Mrs. wedding will be of interest to ALL business meeting, with the-presi-
Rush Chlism, has announced that the people of this city and adjacent dent, Mrs. W. J. Ferrell, presiding.
the February meeting will be held communities, as well as to many The meeting was opened'with the
on St. Valentine's Day, February others throughout the state, watchword and song. "All Hail the
14, in the elementary school audi- (Ed Note: The "Womanless Wed- Power." followed with prayer by
torium, at which time a Founder's .ding" announced above is being Mrs. E. C. Cason. Following read-
Day pageant will be presented- sponsored by the W. S. C. S. and ing of the minutes and .roll call, to
"Our Child's Welfare Rainbow." the Men's Club of the First Metho. which 28, answered present, good
Tlis program will be one of the dist Church with proceeds to apply reports were..received from circle
highlights of the school year, and a on the purchase of chancel- furni- chairmen. It was announced, at this
record attendance is expected. In ture for the church. Watch for fur- time that the mission study book,
addition to the pageant, all past other details to.-be furnished by "Tangled. Threads," will be taught
presidents of the P.-T..A. are to be Daffy Dill, girl reporter, who, inci- next Tuesday at 3:00 p. m. at the
honored, and a memorial service dentally didn't use those exclama- church under the direction of Mrs.
for deceased workers will be held. tion points (! ), dots ( .), Ralph Nance, and all members are
Rev. Warren Lindsey will conduct dashes ( )and CAPITAL urged to be present.
a devotional program which will set LETTERS she asked last week to For the devotional period Miss
a spiritual tone for the evening. be reserved for her.) Marietta Chafin, an Intermediate
As usual, a nursery will be pro- I G. A. member, gave from memory
vided for the care of small chil- MRS. DAVIS HONOREE scripture from Proverbs 10:10-39,
dren, and refreshments will be AT STORK SHOWER "A virtuous woman."
served. A stork shower was given Fri- The meeting was closed with
Si t I 1 day, January 25, at the home of prayer by Mrs: W. C. Pridgeon.
KENNEY MILL W. M. U. MEETS Mrs. Joel Lovett in Oak Grove hon-
The Kenney Mill Baptist W. M. orin'g Mrs. Marie Davis, hostesses LUNCHEON HONORS STATE
U. met Wednesday afternoon at the for the affair being Mrs. Lovett, LEGION AUXILIARY HEAD
:church for their monthly business Mrs. Nadine Anderson, Mrs. Mary Willis V.: Rowan Unit 116, Ameri-
Attend Quarterly Baptist Meeting Record Honey Yield'
Those attending the quarterly Florida produced a record 17,876,-
meeting of the Northwest Associa- 000 pounds of honey during 1951. It
tion of the Baptist W. M. U. held. was 10% more than the 16,224,000
Wednesday in Wewahitchka were crop of 1950 and 72% more than
Mesdames E. C. Cason, J. 0. Bag- the 1945-49 average. The '51 crop
gett, W. J. Daughtry, E. S. Marlow, came from 218,000 colonies-10,000
C. A. McClellan, J. D. Lane, W. J.
Ferrell, W M. Chafin, James Hor-
ton, Don Birath, Harry McKnight,
Charles Gill, W. O. Nichols, Ralph
Nance, Otis Pyle and Ray Erwin,
and two Sunbeam members, David
Horton and Polly Sue Pyle. All re-
ported a nice meeting and an en-
Expected From Texas
Mrs. Robert Stansberry, nee Miss
Maxie Ferrell, accompanied by Mrs.
Joe Pierson and daughter, of Hous-
ton, Texas, are expected to arrive
about noon today for a week-end
here with Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Fer-
rell. Little Rebecca Stansberry,
who has been visiting here for sev-
eral weeks with her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ferrell, will return o
Texas Monday with her mother.
Service Officer To Be Here
Preston L. Nicholas, assistant
state service officer, will be at the
Port St. Joe city hall on Monday,
February 18, from 8:30 to 11 a. m.
for the purpose of helping veter-
ans or their dependents in filing
claims for compensation benefits or
solving their insurance problems.
more than in 1950-and put Florida
third in the nation, ranked only by
California and Minnesota. The na-
tional 1951 crop was 259,006,000
This '" on your printing is a sign: of quality.
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
Dr. Charles Reicherter
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meeting. Due to the illness of the
president,' Mrs. J. N. Dobbs, the
vice-president, Mrs, Herman Bar-
bee, presided. The meeting was
opened with the watchword and
songs, "Near the Cross" and "No
Not One."' The devotional, from
Luke 6:17-31, was given by Mrs.
Barbee and prayer by Mrs. 0. 0.
Bodif6rd. 'The :minutes were read
and the roll called, 10 members an-
swering present. The report of the
treasurer was received, as were re-
ports from all chairmen. It was re-
ported that the community mission
project for the month is to make
scarfs for bedside tables at the mu-
nicipal hospital. The second chap-
ter of the mission study book was
taught, after which the meeting
was closed with prayer by Mrs.
Sam Graves. The next meeting will
be the social and will be held with
Mrs. W. E. Graves.
Spends Week-end Here
Mrs. Madeline Whitaker of Do-
than, Ala., spent last week-end here
with Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Daughtry
and other friends.
Ahern and Mrs. J. F. Pitts.
Refreshments were served, and
to the delight of all, the pink, blue
and white cup cakes were decor-
ated with storks made from safety
pins and bias tape.
Present to enjoy this affair were
Mesdames C. J. Gwaltney, Connie
Gay, Stella Norris, Jessie Ander-
son, James Horton, Ruby Hill, Al-
lie Porter, John C. Dickey, James
ILovett, Richard Hanlon, L. W. Cox,
Lonnie Bell, Buford Griffin, Nelson
Gardner, Ralph Nixon, Burns, Mc-
Kenzie, Webb, Campbell, Padgett
Many beautiful gifts were sent
'by those unable to attend the affair.
I t It
Returns To Atlanta
Miss Sarah Brinson returned to.
Atlanta, Ga., Thursday of'ldit week
to resume her work at Crawford
Long Hospital after spending a
month's vacation here with her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Brinson.
She was joined here by one of her
classmates, Mary 'Sue Lester of
Pensacola, who accompanied her
to the Georgia city.
can Legion Auxiliary, was hostess
Wednesday afternoon at a lunch-
eon held at Hotel St. Joe honoring
the state president of the Auxili-
ary, Mrs. Polly Shands of Fort Lau-
derdale, and the district president,
Mrs. Mary Marshall of Tallahassee.
These ladies are making a tour
of the state in the interest of the
Auxiliary work and both gave in-
spiring talks on the activities of the
organization and its duties and re-
sponsibilities to the American Le-
Accompanying Mrs. Shands and
Mrs. Marshall to Wewahitchka,
where they were honored with a
tea by the county seat unit, were
Mrs. Zola Maddox, Mrs. Cora Lee
Miller, Mrs. Florrie Connell and
Mrs. Ann Hart.
Visitors From Cottoridale
Mr. and Mrs. William Shores and
Mrs. Kate Harrell of Cottondale
spent Tuesday here with Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Howell. Mrs. Harrell
remained here for a visit of several
weeks with her daughter and fam-
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1952
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TREE-RIPE ORANGES doz. 12c
TANGERINES doz. 5c CUCUMBERS
CAULIFLOWER head 19c CELERY
Two 4-H Club Girls To Give
Demonstration At Fair
Two Gulf county 4-H Club girls
will give a demonstration on toys
for children at the Florida State
Fair in Tampa on February 16, ac-
cording to Miss Ruth Milton, Gulf
county home demonstration agent.
The two are Martha Lee Costin,
13, and Mary Geddie. 15, both of
Port St. Joe, who were picked for
the demonstration at the state fair
by winning top spot in the Gulf
county team demonstration con-
test. Both are members of the Port
St. Joe Senior 4-H Club.
Martha Lee has served as presi-
dent, devotional leader and, secre-
tary-treasurer of her club and has
completed projects in gardening,
exterior and interior home improve-
ment, food and nutrition, and child
Mary has served as club reporter
and her completed 4-H Club proj-
ects include clothing, child care,
food and nutrition, and interior
Similar demonstrations will be
given by teams from other counties
every day during the fair in the
Pan-American and 4-H Club build-
ing. Achievement certificates will
be presented to outstanding youth
workers during the 4-H Club Day
program February 16.
EXECUTIVE BOARD OF
WOMAN'S CLUB MEETS
The executive board of the Port
St. Joe Woman's Club met Wednes-
day of last week in the home of
Mrs. R. W. Smith for the purpose
of making out the yearly reports.
Present were Mrs. G. A. Patton,
Mrs. George Suber, Mrs. M. P. Tom-
linson, Mrs. Roy Gibson, Mrs. A. L.
Ward, Mrs. J. C. Culpepper, Mrs.
H. C. Brown and Mrs. Allen Wheal-
JUNIOR G. A.'s MEET
The Virginia Hagood Junior Girls'
Auxiliary met at the First Baptist
Church Monday afternoon with 15
members present andr one. visitor,
Mrs. Perry Elliott. The meeting
was opened by the president,. Ro e
Mary Tomlinson, with all repeating
the watchword and allegiance. The
program chairmen then gave a re-
port of future efforts on getting ab-
sentees back into the G. A. and also
asked that each member read their
"World Comrades" furnished them
by the church. All worked on for-
ward steps and then held an initia-
tion service for recent members.
The meeting was closed with prayer
by Diann McKnight and Celia Tom-
Mrs. William Creamer and Bethel
Nix, both of Highland View, were
united in marriage on Wednesday,
January 23, the Rev. W. B. Holland
of the Kenney Mill Baptist Church
performing the ceremony.
TO PREACH AT ST. JAMES'
Rev. George A. Jewell of Panama
City will conduct services at St.
James' Episcopal Church at 7:30 a.
m. and 11 a. m. next Sunday, Feb-
Another for the Hutchinson's!
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hutihinson an-
nounce the birth of a 7-pound 13-
ounce son on Tuesday,:January 29,
at the Durham Young Hospital in
Lessburg. The young man has been
named Kenneth Arthur. Jack says
mother and son doing fine-father
and twins likewise.
Visiting Daughter and Family
Mrs. W. J. Ferrell and Mrs. P. B.
Fairley were business visitors in
Panama City last Saturday and
were accompanied home by Mrs.
Della Goodson who is visiting this
week with her daughter and fam-
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Durel Brigman.
Mrs. W. A. Witt of Kingsport,
Tenn., and Mrs. J. M. Parnell of
Jacksonville are visiting here with
Mrs. S. B. Witt and daughter, Miss
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THRILLING NEW STYLES
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A stunning parade of Teentimers, Jollie Juniors, June Pattons,
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Boyles Has Received 1,396 Pairs of
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A grand array of Natural Bridge, Trim Treds, Poll Parrots, Star
Brand and genuine Keds. Children's shoes in widths to fit prop-
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Dressy styles for Easter. SEE THEM TODAY!
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FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 8,I 1952
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r THE STAR
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, By The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Bditor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad adan, i oor Man. Columnist,
Reporter, Proof Reader and Bookkeeper
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tisemente, the publishers do not hold themselves liAble ilo
damages further than amount recetred, for mich advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
s thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely aurta;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spokes wol
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country Right or Wrong
LOOK OUT FOR THE 'SISTERS THREE'
The struggle for "the biggest job in the world"
every four years can be compared to a three-
ring circus. But the rumbling we are now hear-
ing in the distance suggests Shakespeare rather
than Ringling. For, coming up is an epic that is
complete with "signs and portents," the clash of
armor, Merlin the Magician, a rash of soliloquies
-even the Three Fates and their bubbling pot,
to symbolize this seething world-and a suspense
no lion-tamer could produce.
Will your friend (he ain't ours) Truman run?
Will Eisenhower run? Could Taft beat Truman
or could Eisenhower? Will Governor Ste-
venson of Illinois get the presidential nod?
Last March your friend (he ain't ours) Tru-
man said he had made up his mind. A couple of
weeks ago he repeated the statement. He said he
would have his name withdrawn from the New
Hampshire ballot-and Monday he said he'd let
it remain. In the meantime, of course, it could
have been unmade and made up again. At the
time of his State of the Union address we would
have said Truman wants no more of the presi.
dency. Recently he told newsmen he wasn't tired
of his job, he considered politics the greatest
game in the world-and loved playing the game.
He also said that he had never been elected to a
job he really wanted until 1948.
Last week Jim Lucas (or maybe it was one of
the Fates) scooped the press of the nation with
a story from the cozy fireside of a retired general
up in the snowy Maine woods, who charged his
messages to Truman from Korea were blocked,
messages which he felt would have prevented
differences with General MacArthur and his sub-
sequent ouster. Assigned to Korea by the presi-
dent for the purpose of keeping him personal)
informed, Major General Frank E. Lowe blames
the Pentagon for the failure of his messages to
get through. And the latest report from this
Temple of Efficiency, following publication of
the Lowe story, is that they're looking for the
- There has been no comment from the White
House at this writing. But, if there had ever been
the warmth of feeling and mutual admiration be-
tween the president and MacArthur that Lowe
assures existed most anything could hap-
pen including the most complete upheaval
in political convictions, loyalties and affiliations
(and foreign policy) that America has ever seen.
City Clerk Ben Dickens remarked to us Tues-
day, when the matter of governmental crooked-
ness in federal offices and the fact that govern-
ment is trying to take over everything came up:
"It looks like we'd better do something at home
to put the federal government in its place or
we'll be as badly off here as the Russians are."
Trade with your home-town merchants.
Birds are Paraded
only once a year
One of America's
SATURDAY, MARCH 1
TEN YEARS AGO LETTERS
From the Files of The Star TO THE EDITOR
Tire Quota Cut : I Auburn, Alabama
The Gulf county rationing board Auburn, Aleabam
..... a tr Dear Editor Bill-Please change
announces that the February tire the address of my Star to P. 0. box
quota for the county has been cut 989 have no moved, but I am
50 per cent over the January quota now receiving The Star by city de-
in all classes except truck tubes. livery and the paper is received at
The Fecbruary allotment is 4 new the postoffice on Saturday, too late
passenger car tires and three tubes. for carrier delivery on that day, re-
There are 9 truck tires available suiting in it not being received un-
and 16 tubes. Monday.
Birth Announcements til Monday.
Birth Announcements I have a little confession to make.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kirkland an- residing in Port St. Joe I se-
nounce the arrival of a 61-poundi While residing in Port St. Joe I sel-
nounce the arrival of at D. -pound donm read The Star very completely.
daughter on February 2 at Dr. J. R. But since moving here, the Queen
Norton's clinic. and I both eagerly await it's com-
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gill are an- ing and read every line of it, in-
nouncing the arrival of a 9SA-pound eluding the ads. (But, please don't
daughter on Sunday, February 1. increase the subscription rate.)
Woman's Club Elects Officers With all good wishes to you and
The Port St. Joe Woman's Club Myrtice, I am,
last Wednesday elected the follow- Sincerely yours,
ing officers for the ensuing year: H. A. DRAKE.
Mrs. Floyd Hunt, president; Mrs. i
E. Clay Lewis Jr., vice-president; Salt Lake City, Utah.
:oe1. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mrs. Basil E. Kenney, treasurer; Dear Mr. and Mrs. Smith-Just a
Mrs. William Hurlbut, secretary; note to enclose with $2 for our sub-
Mrs. Edwin Ramsey, corresponding scription. ... We are both well and
secretary; Mrs. R. R. Minus, parlia- happy. The weather out here is
mentarian, and Mrs. T. V. Morris; most always desirable; however, it
critic, is snowing cats and dogs today-
Moves Family Here temperature about 40 degrees.
J. T. Simpson, who has been em- With our very best wishes and
played in the local postoffice for kindest regards, we are,
Now U ita.ile
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3 4e e522 DODGEA
Spe lcctlfonsm and Equipment Subloet to Change without Notice
several weeks, this week moved
his family to the city from Bain-
A&P To Open Store
Workmen yesterday began con-
structing counters and shelves in
the Comforter building, corner of
Reid Avenue and 3rd Street, pre-
paratory to the opening of a gro-
cery store next week by the Great
Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.
Sharks Lose First Game
The St. Joe High Sharks lost
their first basketball game of the
season last Friday night when he
Kinard cagers took them by a score
of 35 to 23 at the Kinard gym.
Announces for Re-election
B. W. Eells, incumbent,, has an-
nounced that he will seek re-elec-
tion to the city commission. He is
opposed by B. B. Conklin and Bus-
KIT and MORGAN JONES.
Australian veterinarians are tak-
ing to the air to serve the medical
needs of six million head of live-
stock scattered over the western
part of New South Wales. A shortage
of veterinarians in that area, cou-
pled with poor roads, led to a gov-
ernment decision to inaugurate an
aerial taxi service. Traveling in
small planes with a pilot, veteri-
narians can make rush calls in
widely scattered townships and set-
tlements. Emergency airfields, now
used by flying physicians and ranch-
ers, are being utilized for this new
Canned whole cranberry sauce
mixed With canned crushed pine-
apple makes a good quick topping
for vanilla ice cream.
McGOWIN MOTOR CC
NOW ON DISPLAY
PANY Baltzell Avenue and Fourth Street
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1952
FRIDY, FBRURY 8 195 TH STA, POT S. JO, GUF CUNTY FLOIDAPAGEFIV
i:ed in Marianna over the week-end
HIGHLAND VIEW NEWS
By MARJORIE ROGERS
Mrs. Jeff Duval Jr.. honored her
sister, Barbara Gay, on her tenth
birthday February 1 with a most
enjoyable party. A EFumber of games
were played and birthday cake and
cold drinks served to Patty Redd,
Martha Ray. Patty Ingram, Bar-
bara Wililams, Nadine Rhames, Im-
ogene Wood, Glenda Burke, Joyce
Davis, June McKenzie, Nell McMil-
lan, Dickie Gay, Archie Floyd and
Michael McKenzie. Mrs. Duval was
assisted in serving and entertain-
ing by Mrs. G. H. Parke and Mrs.
We are glad to have in our com-
munity Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ingram
and daughters, Barbara and Patty.
The Assembly of God Churches
of Gulf county have organized a
fellowship made up of the churches
at Oak" Grove,- Wewahitchka and
Highland View. The next meeting
of the new organization will be at
the Highland View church and the
ladies of the church will sell sand-
wiches to raise money for the par-
sonage building fund.
Mr. and Mrs. James Williams of
Dothan, Ala., were the guests Sun-
day of the latter's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Larrimore.
Rev. James Raley and Curry
Raley of Bonifay were the week-end
guests of Rev. and Mrs. Charles W.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Skipper vis-
with Mr. and ?Mr. L. P. Johna--n. ru Vu'la l,& iw r JUllU
lMr. Jim Ches ynu, Mr. and Mrs. D Rnes From Shifting
Bill Chestnut and Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Levins visited in Bonifay over the
Le is i BofayAs Sand Piles Up, the Underground
week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Wes
Stems Merely Shoot Up
v rAnother Layer
Ve welcome to our community
Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Whitfield and Those sea oats you see growing
familyy from Overstreet. 'nn 'h nI htn, rn Pn,.f 0f Tpn
,,i. vu-cuiirc u11 u i tian- and Mexico Beach while they are
cola is visiting her mother and sis- rated among the small plants of na-
ter, Mrs. Lily House and Mrs. Car- ture, can stop a large sand dune
los Miles and family. from blowing and moving around.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hewitt are Probably, if it weren't for these
spending two weeks at DeFuniak plants, the highway west of St. Joe
Springs with the latter's mother, would continually be blanketed
Mrs. J. W. Wooten. with sand.
Mrs. J. T. Johnson of Donaldson- Sand of the dunes comes in with
ville, Ga., is visiting her brother the waves of the Gulf and rolls with
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Watts. the wind over the shore. Then it
The Misses Mary and Razon Cox begins piling over itself until it
of Sopchoppy visited here over the makes a small hill of ,sand which
week-end with their parents, Mr.ows rapidly into a large sand
and Mrs. Clinton Cox. dune quite capable of covering a
Unemployment Record Broken Sea oats, probably a thousand
After three weeks with no one times smaller than a growth of
in Gulf county out of work, the trees, have underground stems,
state industrial commission reports something like roots, which start
that for the week ending January growing on the drifting sand dune.
26 there were two unemployed per- if the sand piles on top of the roots.
sons in the county who drew down the underground stems merely
$58 between them. shoot up another layer of stems to
the top of the sand dune. In this
Deepest Ocean vast network of underground stems,
The greatest depth in any oceaz the rolling days are ended for the
is ever 34,000 feet off the east coa0 sand dune.
of the Philippines.
--i ---i---n Incidentally, dyed in pastel col-
Based on 1949 vital statistics, ors, sea oats make beautiful dec-
babies born in the U.S. in 1951 will orations for the house.
live for an average of 67.6 years. This on Iour-.p-,:tng is a Hign cf qu:'itvy.
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ILLUSION HALF-SIZE DRESSES
Th' dark classic with dramatic double
tabs studded with sparkling rhinestones
goes from luncheon to dinner-out
with charming flattery. Navy rayon
crepe. Sizes 14 to 22'". $109"
See for yourself the many new fehatres ,- Qe
1952 electric ranges now on dispav, ..',:
favorite appliance store,
R. E. PORTER, Manager
Other ila.;wa Manning
Drrtus in PA lirf and
Half- S.,s/rf- $8.95
If you wear a half size dress you
will find the Martha Mannings
formerly carried at Schneiders
NOW EXCLUSIVELY AT
Port St. Joe, Florida
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1952
PAE I THE- ~ STR PORT1 STrD~.~~Yi~iL~~ JOEZ GriULF COUNTIIY, FLO. R;DA.r- rl~ ?''! T~ 'ILT~~5~-j)IX~TL?
Truman Budget Rate to count out the budget, dollar by The government would spend as i
dollar: If you counted a dollar each much during the next fiscal year as
Is $163,000 A Minute second for eight hours a day, 40 it put out in the first 136 years of
hours a week, it would take you operations, from 1789 thru 1925.
Every time the clock ticks off a 11,416 years to do the job! t would spend 48% more than
minute in the next fiscal year, the These are indications of the scope the $57,751,000,000 spent in the first
government would spend more than of the $85,444,000,000 federal spend- I full 12 months of World War II.
$163,000 under your friend (he ain't ing program the president proposed It each dollar bill was laid out,
ours) President Truman's new bud- to congress for the year beginning end to end, the total would stretch
get-almost $10,000.000 an hour. next July 1. for more than 8.000.000 miles, more
We know you don't want to take: Here are some other ways of than 240 times around the world at
on the job. but just say you wanted looking at it: the equator.
Promoted To Pfc.
Ernest Lowery Jr., son of S3r.
and Mrs. E. L. Lowery of this city.
who is :'ith the 4th infantry Di-
vision at Frankfurt, Germany, has
been promoted to private first class.
Pfc. Lowery, who was inducted into
the army in March of 1951. is as-
signed to the 22nd Regiment.
New Danley Employe
Wilson Bowlin of Cuoumbus, Ca..
is a newv employee at the local Dan-
ley Frurniture Store. He expects to
move li., Iv.e and three children
to St. Joe this week.
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F FEBRUARY 8, 2 TYL
On Nov. 28, 1942, 491 persons
were killed in a fire in Boston's
Cocoanut Grove night club.
Your Vote and Support Will Be
Greatly Appreciated By
JOHN C. DICKEY
Pol. Adv. paid for by John C. Dickey
J hereby announce my candidacy for
GULF DISTRICT No. 3
I will appreciate your vote and
support at the May Primary.
FLOYD GEORGE DAVIS
Pol Adv. paid for by Floyd Geo. Davis
To the People of Gulf County
I hereby take pleasure of announc-
ing my candidacy for re-election as
your County Commissioner from
District 3, Gulf County. I will ap-'
preciate your vote and support on
'Tuesday, May 6.
PETER G. STRANGE
Pot. Adv. paid for by Peter G. Strange
I will be a-candidate for re-election
to the office of Sheriff of Gulf
.county. I am grateful to the people
for permitting me to serve them as
Sheriff for a number of years. I
have always tried to give, prompt
and courteous service, and in an-
nouncing my candidacy for nonrina-
tion for another term, I again ex-
press my appreciation to all the
people of the county for the priv-
ilege of serving them, and pledge
to you the same courteous service
as in the pqat.
BYRD E. PARKER
Pol. Adv. paid for by B. E. Parker
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER
FROM DISTRICT No. 1
I hereby announce my candidacy
for County Commissioner of Gulf
county from District No. 1. Being
familiar with the needs and prob-
lems of the county, I pledge my un-
tiring efforts and co-operation to
-the people of the entire county for
its continued progress. I solicit your
vote and support, assuring you it
will be gratefully appreciated.
B. T. "Jack" TAYLOR
Pol. Adv. ;.ard ior b' B.-T. Traylor
TO THE VOTERS OF GULF
I announce myself as a candidate for
I will appreciate your vote and
J. C. ARBOGAST
Pol. Adv. paid for by J. C. Arbogast
1 hereby announce my candidacy for
of Gulf County
1 am an expert accountant-and fully
qualified for this position. Your
vote and support will be sincerely
B. B. CONKLIN
Pol. Adv. paid for by B. B. Conklin
For Clerk Circuit Court
I hereby announce my candidacy
to succeed myself as 1YOUR Clerk
of Circuit Court of Gulf County. I
humbly and sincerely solicit your
continued support and vote.
GEORGE Y. CORE
Pol Advt. Paid for By Geo. Y.'Core
TO ALL MY FRIENDS:
1 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
St. Joe Sharks Win
Two and Lose Two
By JACKIE KENNEY
Last Friday the Shark cagers
defeated Altha 40-29, with Hall and
Roberts being high-pointers, and the
Sharkettes chalked up their big-
gest victory of the season, winning
over the Altha six by a 38-18 score,
with Williams and Campbell lead-
ing the scorers.
Apalachicola defeated both the
St. Joe girls and boys in two fast
games here Tuesday night. The
Sharks were beaten 49-37 and the
Sharkettes by a score of 38 to 30.
Williams and Kenney were high-
pointers for the girls and Roberts
and Freeman led the boys, with
Hall taking honors in defensive
The local 'boys and girls meet
the redhot Wewahitchka cagers
here tonight at Centennial Auditor-
ium. Everyone is urged to turn out
for these games and to patronize
the concession stand, the money
from which is to be used for new
Visitor From Panama City
Mrs. Bill Chestnut of Panama
City spent Sunday here as the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. John Beasley.
It pays to advertise try it!
COUNTY GETS $15,000
MORE FROM RACING
George Core, clerk of the circuit
court, this week received a check
for $15,000 from Comptroller C. M.
Gay as Gulf county's share of re-
ceipts from the tax on bets at the
race tracks. This second check
brings the total received this year
Betting taxes this year are pro-
ducing more than they did last
year, when each county received
$92,500 from the whole season.
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qualifying deadline for which is
March 15, several of those holding
office are as yet unopposed, being
Uncle Ed Pridgeon, tax collector;
George Core, clerk of circuit court;
Tom Owens, school superintendent;
J. Earl Pridgeon. county judge; Mrs.
Ednie Rish. supervisor of registra-
tion and Sheriff Byrd Parker.
Only county officeholder having
To My Dear Friends:
I am grateful to you for your vote
and support in the past, and will
greatly appreciate your vote and
support for my re-election as
YOUR TAX ASSESSOR
Pol. Adv. paid for by Samuel A. Patrick
. A' .
opposition to date'is Sammy Pat- city.
rick, tax assessor, whose seat is be- ----
ing sought by B. B. Conklin of this Advertising doesn't cost, it PAYS!
L MEET YOUR FRIENDS
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Eastern States Champion Billiard Player
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TRICK and FANCY SHOTS
TUESDAY NITE, FEB. 12 9 to 12 o'Clock
LeHARDY'S BILLIARD PARLOR
NO ADMISSION CHARGE EVERYONE INVITED!
Hereit is-a sports-car lover's dream!
Yet as practical as the very dollars that it saves!
You'll delight in its smart, racy lines and exciting colors-
and its rich, dramatic upholsteries. And wait until you
get. behind the wheel! Power-plus! Easiest handling you've
ever known. Easy on the gas, too-up to 30 miles to the gallon!
Be among the first to drive it-and you'll surely want to be
1amohg the frst to own it. Make a date for a
New'52 Kaiser Yirginian
At last-custom-car styling at a moderate price!
Every detail, from the European elegance ofits chrome-clad
Sizear-mounted"spare wheel to the decorator touches in its
beautiful color-matched interiors, proclaims it
S the luxury car of today!
The effortless way it steers and handles on the curves
(because its center of gravity is the lowest on the road)...
the thrifty, spirited performance of its iniproved
Supersonic Engine..',Its road-scanning visibility, greatest in
any sedan wonder after wonder reveals itself in a few
brief niinutes on the road! See for yourself in a
demonstration ride today!
and will appreciate, your
vote and support at the
May 6th Primary.
PARKER G. HART
Pol. Adv. Paid by Parker G. Hart.
See tbm... drive them... at your nearby Kaiser*Frazer showroom.
Panama City Highway
M. G. LEWIS & SONS GARAGE
Port St. Joe, Florida
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FRICIAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1952
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
As New War Word
Every war pro luces one or more
new terms, such as "snafu" and
"goobledegook," for instance. The
latest is "babblegabb."
The definition: Babblegabb is the
multiloquence characterized by con-
sumate interfusion of circumlocu-
tion or periphrasis, inscrutability,
Incognizability and other familiar
manifestations of abstruse expati-
ation commonly utilized for pro-
mulgations complementing procrus-
tean determinations by. govern-
Highly edifying but not as easily
remembered as the definition of
"snafu"-'situation normal, all fouled
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
FOR SALE-House, partly furnish-
ed, newly painted and decorated,
screen porch, electricity; barn, 35
acres, partly wooded, well fenced;
good water, elevated water tank; 6
miles south of Wewahitchka on Hi-
way 381 or Willis Landing Road.
Terms. See owner, Chas. A. White
on premises. 2-15*
WATCHES FOR SALE-Recondi-
tioned, guaranteed, clean. Elgin,
size 12 pocket model, 17 jewel, gold
case, $17.50. Ladies' 7-jewel, new
cord band, $17.50. Waterproof man's
wristwatch, 17-jewel, steel stretch
band, $17.50. Many others. See 'em
at PARKER'S JEWELRY, Lawson
Hotel Bldg., Port St. Joe. 2-8 22c
REdONDITIONED PIANOS Ex-
cellent condition. Prices reason-
able. Phone 137. Bob Shaw. 3-28*
VACUUM CLEANER-Modern Hy-
gene vacuum cleaner, tank style.
Price reasonable. See Mrs. W. S.
Smith at The Star office. tf
AUTOMOTIVE FOR SALE
FOR SALE-1947 Ford truck rigged
for pulpwood, and new power saw.
Phone 424.- J. Jim Lonsford, High-
land View. Fla.., ..' -8
HOUsEHOLD GOODS FOR SALE
FOR SALE-Three used double bed
mattresses and springs, 3 chiffo-
robes, 2 dressers, all at a bargain.
Leader Shoe Shop, phone 363. tf
FOR RENT-2 or 3-bedroom house
at Mexico Beach, excellent condi-
tion; tile floors. Mrs. Horace Soule,
phone 204. c
TFOR RENT-Furnished house, $75
per month. Call 414. Ic
LOST AND FOUND.
FOUND-Wallet with initials, small
change and photos. No identifica-
tion. Owner can have same by iden-
tifying and paying for advertising.
The Star. 2-8 15c
SEPTIC TANK CLEANING
-- Fast Service--
3-21* Highland View
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.
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 REBEKAH LODGE NiO
S22, I. O. 0. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Thursday at 8:00 p. m. in Masonic
hall. Mary E. Weeks;, N. G.; Gladys
Boyer, V. G.; Fanpie Brown, Sec.
MASONIC TEMPLE F. & A. M.-
Port St. Joe Lodge 111- Regular
meetings 2nd and 4th Fri
S days each month, 8:00 p. m.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. N. E.
Dees, W. M.; G. C. Adkins, Sec.
SAMARITAN LODGE No. 40, I. O.
O. F.-Meeti first and third Thurs-
days, 7:30 p. m. in Masonic Hall. All
members urged to attend; visiting
brethren invited. James Green, N.
G.; John Blount, V. G.; Theodore
6 Piece Sofa Bed Outfit
A complete outfit at this tremendously low price .and
it includes the marvelous sofa bed,' hostess chair, platform
rocker, cocktail table and two matching end tables. This is
a pi_ chase you'll be proud of for years and years. You have
a choice of colors.
O9 MONTHLY! 18
Blonde Waterfall Bedroom Suite
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This beautiful bedroom suite includes
4-Drawer Chest, Drop Center Vanity,
large Mirror, sturdy Bench and heavy
Poster Bed. It's yours for -------
Complete Home Furnishings.., A
Your Credit Is
Good With Us!
Come In Today!
7EE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1952