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PORT ST. JOE
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"Port St. Joe--The Outlet Port for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee Valley "
VOLUME V PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, -ACH 7, 1952 NUMBER 24
"-.OLUM E. .X. ". "- PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1952 NUMBERR 24
Kinks Are Being
Ironed From City
Delays Caused By Lack of
Proper Addresses, House
City mail delivery got underway
last Saturday in Port St. Joe, and
from what Chauncey Costin, act-
ing postmaster, tells us, it looks .as
though eventually most everyone
in town will get on the bandwagon.
Cecil Conger, via bike, is deliver-
ing the mail in the business district
from First to Fifth Street, and in
the entire residential section south
of Fifth Street to and including Oak
Grove. John Williams- is in charge
of parcel post delivery in the city
and also delivers mail to the col-
"We have been swamped since
the service started Saturday," said
Postmaster Costin.. "Frankly, I be-
lieve it has gone over as well as
could be expected under the cir-
cumstances, and. I do believe that
in the next week. or 'so all the
wrinkles will be ironed out.
"The biggest problem we have in
the office is a lack of street ad-
dresses. Seventy per cent of the
mail that goqs out by carrier has
to be checked against list and the
street address put on 'the letter.
.lhis takes about five-times as long,
as it would if tlhe A t a dd-less
were already,.u--it. I cannot urge
patrons too,,strongly to request that
their street address be used by
"The second problem we have is
a lack of house numbers and mail
receptacles. Numerous patrons have
requested their mail to be delivered
and when the carrier gets to their
house there is no number or mail
receptacle. This has resulted in con-
siderable mail having to be brought
back to the office.
"As soon as these two conditions
are corrected, I can assure patrons
that their mail will reach them at
a much earlier hour."
A lot of people, including the ed-
itor, were jolted the past week as
letters for city delivery were put
back in their boxes marked "insuf-
ficient postage." Chauncey explains
this by saying: "The postage rate
(Continued on Page .2)
Heart Attack Fatal
To William Gallion
William Gallion, 73, of Cham-
pagne, Ill., died Wednesday night
at the Port St. Joe Municipal Hos-
pital as the result of a heart attack
suffered February 23 at the home
of -Mr. and Mrs. Jack Croxton of
White City. Mr. Gallion, an uncle
of Mrs. Croxton, had been spending
the' winters here for the past six
The body was shipped to Illinois
yesterday for burial. Arrangements
were in charge of the Comforter
DOC WARD APPOINTED TO
: STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
Gov'rnor\Fuller Warren on Wed-
nesday appointed Dr. A. L. Ward
of this city as a member of the
state board of health for a terim
ending N-ovember 12, 1955.'
Ward, 37 years of age and who
started practicing in St. Joe in 1938,
succeeds Mark F. Boyd of Talla-
hassee whose term had expired.
Neat Profit For
Male Actors Really Looked
Beautiful In Female
By MRS. RALPH SWATTS
If laughter causes one to grow
fat, there should be a lot of fat
people in this city following the
"Womanless Wedding'" presented
Thursday night of last week in the
Centennial Auditorium by the Wo-
man's Society of Christian Service
and the Men's Fellowship Club of
the Methodist Church. It was truly
a hilarious affair!
And from the standpoint of fi-
nances, the wedding was definitely
a success. Mrs. H. C. Brown, W.: S.
C. S. treasurer, reports that after
all expenses had been paid, $408.55
had been, cleared, which will be
applied on chalint ui ri.Li e for the
The evening began with a splen-
did program of hillbilly music by
John Dickey's string band. Then,
before the wedding started, Burnice
Pratt and C. W. Long, dressed as a
middle-aged woinan with her little
girl, created a furore when they,
with their basket of food and bottle
of water; joined the audience as
spectators. Eating and drinking
and chatting, they settled first in
opal nla and then another. until
CANDIDATE ? ?
GLENN R. BOYLES is not a can-
diate for any office, but he is a
candidate for your business, and
in this issue of The Star he is
telling everybody of his big sixth
birthday sale and inviting them
to drop in at Boyles Department
Store and help him mark the big
Third Annual Event Is To Be Spon-
sored By Wewahitchka and
St. Joe Legion Posts
Marked by a spaghetti supper at
the Legion Hall Monday night, the
Port -St. Joe and Wel Whitchka Am-
erican Legion p6sts and Auxiliary
units held a get-together for the
purpose of getting Gulf county's
third annual fair underway.
MIain business transacted was the
election of officers for 1952-53,, as
follows: Denver Miller, president
and general manager; C. F. Bruner,
vice-president and assistant gen-
eral manager; Mrs. J. T. Land and
Mrs: Zola Maddox, secretaries, and
Ralph E. Rich, treasurer.
Another meeting is scheduled to
loom mmmsawdlm 1. I -I .7 -T
one p ........... ........, ... be held next Monday night in We- i .-
they finally found the location that f t p o five years.
(Continuer on page 7) wahitchka for the purpose of nam-
(Continuer on page 7) ----------
____t ____ ing various chairmen to take over
~ the responsibility of construction, Rotarians Hear How
Veteran School Head Is displays, advertising, exhibits, etc. Patrolmen Trained
Speaker At Kiwanis Club A part of the evening's enter-
-- tainment was the showing by Char- The Port St. Joe Rotary Club at
A discussion and talk on the Gulf lie Garraway of a color sound film, its meeting Thursday of last week,
county veterans school was given "Fishin' for Fun," starring Ben heard a talk by James Dickens of
by Ray Kinsey, school supervisor. Hardesty, U. S. professional all- the Florida Highway Patrol, super-
at the regular meeting of the Ki- around bait and fly casting cham- visor of Bay, Gulf and Franklin
wanis Club held Wednesday noon pion. counties.
at Hotel St. Joe. The speaker listed ---- Dickens, introduced by Sidney
the types of training available hi SCHEFFER IS.DEFINITELY Jammes, spoke on the training pro-
the county and also those who are RUNNING IN DISTRICT 5 gram for patrolmen and told of
eligible to take this training. i their job of making the highways
Kinsey told of the ways in which In our hurry to go to press last safe. The speaker has been a pa-
an adult could obtain a high school week we placed" Foy Scheffer Jr., trolman since 1940, with exception
diploma and the length of time it candidate for county commissioner, !of a short time in the armed ser-
would take. He also mentioned that in District 1 in the story with his vices.
16 veterans had graduated from the picture on page one. Officers for the ensuing year
Gulf county veterans school to date. We hasten to say that, unless he were elected at this time, as fol-
He. also mentioned, that there moves his place of residence, that jlows: Franklin. L. Jones, president;
could be an adult unit set up in he is a candidate from District 5. Joe Mira, vice-president; Wayne
the county .whereby persons, who We seem to have a terrible time M. Buttram,-sergeant-at-arms. Re-
had not completed high school could keepilig our districts straight. At elected were Otto Anderson, treas-
obtain free instruction. one time we had Uncle Josh Miller urer and Sidney Jammes, secretary.
---------- i running in District 3. much to his Cecil Costin and Pere Fleishel were
SEEKS RE-ELECTION,, dismay, and the other day we turned i named as new directors, to serve
Tom Owens, in this issue of The out some cards for Parker Hart with Joe Mira, Jimmy Greer, Floyd
Star, announces that he is seeking and found, after they were finished Roberts, Franklin Jones and J. B.
re-election to the office of superin- that we had him in District 5 in- Harris.
"Lindy Lou," the senior class itendent of public instruction. Tom 'stead of District 3. Our profit on
play, scheduled for March 14, has is asking that the people allow him I that job was nix.
been' postponed to Tuesday, March to carry on his work of progress in --------- -
18. Remember to mark this date the schools of the county. Visiting In California
on' your calendar for an evening of ---- --- Miss Marilyn Rowan left Monday
enjoyment for everyone in the fam- ANOTHER CANDIDATE of last week for Long Beach, Calif..
ily. .Tom McDaniel of Wewahitchka where she will visit for several
-- ----- dropped in at The Star office Wed- weeks with her brother and wife.
REV. BILLY TO PREACH nesday with the information that Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Rowan Jr. Miss
Rev. W. A. "Billy" Daniel of We- he has tossed his fedora into the Rowan was accompanied to Hous-
wahitchka will preach at the 11 a. political arena and will be a candi- ton, Texas, by Mrs. J. D. Lane and
m. service Sunday at the Port St. date for county commissioner from to Roswell, N. M., by. Mrs. Henry
Joe Presbyterian Church. District 1. Griswold.
COUNTY GETS ANOTHER
$35,000 FROM RACING TAX
A check for $35,000 w'as received
this week by Clerk George Core as
Gulf county's cut of the race track
tax "take" for February.
This check brings the total re-
ceived'so far by Gulf county to $60,-
000. Total amount received through
June of last year was $92,50'0.
Gets River Bottom
Leases In County
Also in Other West Florida
Counties; Must Drill Within
Two and One-Half Years
At the first state auction of oil
leases on West Florida land since
oil was discovered near the border
in Alabama, held Tuesday in Tal-
lahassee, the Humble Oil Company
bought the right to explore river
bottoms and tributaries west of the
Apalachicola River, paying $32,000
ifor the privilege, which was $7000
more than was offered by the Com-
monwealth Oil Company of Miami
which holds leases on about 900,000
acres of offshore water bottoms in
The leases are in four blocks. One
involves 22,563 acres in Gulf, Cal-
houn and Jackson counties. Others
are- for 11,407 acres in Okaloosa,
Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay
and Jackson counties; 21,388 acres
in Escambia, Santa Roa,"lOkakl6bsa
and Walton counties, and 3,812
acres in Gulf, Jackson, Washington,
Bay and Calhoin counties.
The 10-year leases call for an an-
nual rental of 10c an acre, with an
automatic increase of 5% every
year after the second. In addition,
the state will receive one-eighth of
any oil produced on the leased river
Humble must drill on one of the
four lease blocks within two and a
half ears and nn the nthrra within
----- ---- Local Izaak Waltons report that
To Be Wed In California the fresh water fishing is improv-
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Edwards ing rapidly and that limits are the
and daughter Teresa will leave to- rule recently rather than the ex-
day for Santa Maria, Calif., where iception, as has been the case for
Miss Edwards will become the bride some time past.
of Sgt. Gall Traxler on March 14. Only a short time remains before
----- --- the season closes April 1 on the
Overnight Guests Dead Lakes and Lake Wimico.
Mrs. Charles Doyle and daughter, However, the west arm of the
Eva, of Apalachicola, were over- Dead Lakes will remain open, as
night guests Wednesday of Mr. and will tributaries to Lake Wimico 300
Mrs. Chester Edwards. yards from the edge of the lake.
State Court Cuts
Slayer of Mose Hill Was Con-
victed of First Degree
Murder By Jury
The state-supreme court Tuesday
reduced the first degree murder
conviction of Enianuel Alday, who
on May 10, 1950, was arrested for
the slaying of Mose Hill, deputy
sheriff, to manslaughter on grounds
that Hill entered the Alday home
without a warrant, and directed the
Gulf county circuit court to' find
Alday guilty of manslaughter.
Justices R. H. Chapman and B. K.
Roberts dissented from the major-
ity opinion, written by Justice Ter-
rell, stating they were "unable to
find in the record any extenuating
circumstances calculated to justify
this brutal murder."
* Hill was killed when he went to
a shack at Highland View occupied
by Alday and his housekeeper, Mrs.
Kizzie Pelts, being called by Mrs
Walter Armstrong, daughter of Mrs.
Pelts, who told Hill that Alday was
drunk and was beating her mother.
Alday used a rusty rifle barrel as
a weapon, beating Hill to his knees
first, and then raining more blows
on his head with the weapon. Mem-
bers -of a Florida Power. Corpora-
't'on line c rew., 'rociking. iear.by,-fi-
nally subdued Alday, who had been:
shot through the chest by Hill from
his supine position, and both men
were rushed to the Port St. Joe
Municipal Hospital where Hill died
Justice Terrell, in his opinion,
said that the record showed that
Alday and his housekeeper were in-
toxicated but there was no indica-
tion that they were disturbing the
peace. "Nor is there a suggestion
that they were guilty of any crime
that would have authorized Hill to
enter the home without a warrant
of authority to do so," Terrell said.
"A mission to check on a pair of
drunks is not so urgent as to re-
lieve a deputy sheriff from arming
himself with a warrant when he
proceeds to one's home to make an
Chief Justice H. L. Sebring and
Justices Thomas, Mathews and Hob-
son concurred in Terrell's opinion.
Infant Daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. H. Shirah Dies
Joyce Dale Shirah, infant daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard F.
Shirah of Indian .Pass, died Wed-
nesday night at the Port St. Joe
Services were to bae held today
from the Comforter Funeral Home.
In addition to her parents, Joyce
is survived by one brother, Billy,
and two sisters, Elizabeth Ann and
ONLY FEW FISHING DAYS
BEFORE CLOSED SEASON
PAGE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TW TH TR OTS.JE UFCUTY LiD RDY AC ,1
Bridal Shower Honors
Miss Teresa Edwards
*Mrs; Oarl Guilford waa; hostess
recently in the home of her. mother,
Mrs. H. A. Campbell,.when' she hon-
ored Miss Teresa Edwards with a
miscellaneous bridal shower, whose
marriage to: SgtG Gale "Bodie" Trax-
ler will be an event of March 14 at
the post chapel, Camp Cooke, Calif.
Vases of spring flowers were in
abundance in the living room where
the guests were entertained. A list
Junior Glee Club Members
At Chipley for.Festival
The 35 members of the Port St.
Joe high school junior glee club
will be among some 600 selected
singers from 17 counties at the dis-
trict junior high school music fes-
tival of the Florida Vocal Associa-
tion being held today in Chipley.
The St. Joe group is scheduled to
appear for critical audition at 1 p.
m. CST. An evening concert for
the public will be chosen from the
of "Do's and Don'ts" presented to auditions.
the honoree created much laughter, Virginia Swatts is pianist for the
also a history in the form of a spell- organization. Mrs. Chauncey Cos-
ing bee relating the courtship of tin, Mr. arid Mrs,. Daniel Temkin
this couple which began in their and James Veasey are making the
grammar school days and has con- trip with the students.
tinued through the years, to be fi- The glee club consists of the
nally climaxed at the altar with following students: Gail Bateman,
wedding bells. Miss June Paulk Joy Dale Baxter, Barbara Bond,
was winner of the prize awarded. Sonjia Blount, Carolyn Brigman,
The honoree was the recipient of Caroline Boyette, Ida Nell Canning-
many lovely gifts, which were dis- ton, Marietta Chafin, Martha Cos-
played for all to see. tin, Delores Chism, Mary Culpep-
Refreshments of chicken salad per. Patsy Daniel. Carolyn Hanlon,
sandwiches, date-nut cake and hot Fay Fleishel, Mary Harris, Clovette
chocolate were served to the Misses. Hanlon, Betty Irwin, Frances Jones,
Joyce Sexton, Jan Wimberly, Sara Willene Jolley, Neese Lilius. Gypsy
Jo Costin, Elaine Gore, June Paulk, Love. Madolyn McFarland. Robert
Hazel Burnette, Joan Traxler, Mar- Nedley, Barbara Mitchell. Martha
ilyn Rowan and Catherine Nix and Ray, Linda Gail Pyle, Louise Rush-
Mesdames, Dot Wimberly. Peggy ing. Marjorie Rogers, Dorothy See-
Stevens,, Louise Parker. Margaret ley. W. L. Smith. Ralph Swatts,
Clark, Irene Ramsey, Maxie Smith. Barbara Sykes, Caroline Traweek,
Gannon Buzzett and Earl Atchison. Laura Jean Whitfield and Rachel
BAPTIST W. M. S. MEETS o
IN BUSINESS SESSION. MISS EDWARDS HONOR GUEST
The Woman's Missionary Union AT APALACHICOLA AFFAIR
of the First Baptist Church met at The Florida Power lounge in Ap-
the church Monday afternoon for its alachicola was the setting recently
regular business meeting with 28 for a soft drink party given by Mrs.
members present. R. R. Brown and her daughter, Miss
Mrs. W. J. Ferrell, president, Leah Jan. Brown of Monticello, for-
called the meeting to order and all merely of Apalachicola, the honor
repeated the watchword, followed guest being Miss Mary Teresa Ed-
with prayer by Mrs. E. R. DuBose. wards of this city, bride-elect.
The minutes were read and-adopted The lounge was most attractive
and reports received from various with floor baskets of pastel shaded
chairmen and circles. gladiolus placed at points of inter-
Mrs. Ralph Nance, sponsor of the est. The serving table, overlaid with
Sunbeam band, together with the a maderia cover, had as its center-
little Sunbeams, gave an interest- piece a wedding ring design of ivy
ing program in flanneigraph. The and white glads, entered with a
story, "The Church A Little Black miniature bride and groom. A pink
Hen Helped To Build," was a les- camellia corsage, a gift of the hos-
son in tithing and forcibly brought tesses, marked the place of the
out how each gave a tenth of what honoree.
they had, thereby helping to build The hostesses were assisted in
a house of worship in a small com- caring for their guests by Miss Eva
munity. Doyle, aunt of the honoree, and
It was announced that the Bible Mrs. Hubert Drennen.
study will be held Monday at the! Among the guests were the mo-
church, after which the meeting ther and sister of Miss Edwards,
was dismissed with prayer by Mrs. Mrs. Chester Edwards of this city
C. A. McClellan and Mrs. Bill Kitler of Jacksonville.
On Tuesday night of last .week,
the home of ..Miss- Sara Jo Costin
was the setting for a lovely. party
he ,WN_ Miss Teresa Edwards,
br-s.e'. Co-hostesses with Miss
e Miss Elaine Gore and
M..K-. Clark. Spring flowers
were in abundance in the living-
room where about fifteen friends of,
the honoree gathered to enjoy.the;
evening. After much merriment
and chit chatter, Miss Edwards was
presented with many lovely and
useful gifts. The hostesses served
sandwiches, cookies, and cakes to
ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Services until further notice.
First Sunday-Rev. Geo. Jewell.
7:30 a. m., holy communion; 11:00
a. m., holy communion.
Second Sunday-Rev. Tom Byrne.
7:30 a. m. holy communion and
Laymen's League breakfast; 11 a.
Third Sunday-Rev. Geo. Jewell.
11 a. m., holy communion.
Fourth Sunday-11:00 a. m., lay
Pot-luck supper and Lenten study
class each Wednesday, 7 p. m.
Miss Edwards was presented with
china in her chosen pattern.
A St. Patrick's Day benefit card
party will be held on March 17 at
8:00 p. m. in the Episcopal parish
house, sponsored by the Catholic
Woman's Club. Refreshments will
be served and prizes awarded. Ad-
mission will be 50c and reserva-
tions may be made by calling Mrs.
Bill Whaley at 229-J. The public
is invited. Make up a- table of play-
ers, bring your ow-n cards, and en-
joy an evening of pleasure.
Entertain With Chicken Dinner
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Rich were
hosts Sunday at a chicken dinner,
having as their guests Mr. and Mrs.
E. E. Rich and family of Quincy
and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sheffield
and son Jackie, and Mr. and Mrs.
E. J. Rich and sons, Bill and Da-
vid of this city.
Powells Have A Bambino
Mr. and Mrs. James Powell are
announcing the birth of a daugh-
ter, Sharon Elizabeth, on March 3
in Montgomery, Ala. Mrs. Powell
will be remembered as Miss Betty
Roberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Roberts of Beacon Hill.
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE 0. SMITH, Editor PHONE 61
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Mr.. and Mi's. Robeit Bringman of
Wednesday at the First Baptist
Church, Tallahassee, were Mrs. R.
A Swatts Mrs T H S tone Mrs
Informal Calling Tea
Mrs. Homer Echols and Mrs. J.
C. Price entertained Wednesday af-
ternoon of last week at the home of
the former with an informal calling
tea honoring Miss Faye Hill, bride-
elect of March 16.
The honoree was lovely in an af-
ternoon dress of black taffeta. She
wore a corsage of white carnations,
a gift from her fiance.
Guests were served fruit punch,
individual cakes, and party sand-
wiches in the living. room which
was decorated with pink. azaleas.
The buffet table, covered with. a;
lace cloth, was centered' with the
punch bowl, encircled by azaleas
and greenery, with candelabra,hold-
ing white tapers in thebackground.
The bride-elect was the recipient
of many lovely gifts, which. were
displayed in the dining room.
Forty friends of Miss Hill called
during the appointed hours of 4:30
and S p. m.
(Continued from page 1)
on a letter mailed in Port St. Joe
to a Port St. Joe address, whether
it be box or street, is three cents
per ounce. Quite a number of mail-
ers are still putting two cents on
their letters and we're having to
return them, which results in a de-
Concluding, Costin said: "I would
like to take this opportunity to ex-
press my appreciation to patrons of
this office who have co-operated
with us in trying to get city de-
livery operating successfully, and
particularly Editor Bill of The Star
who has given unstintedly of space
in his paper for dissemination of
news on the project.
"I might add that, according to
the postoffice inspector who was
here the first day, we have had con-
siderably more requests for de-
livery service than most offices at
the time of inauguration."
With city delivery well under-
way. we're'sitting back to see which
postman gets dog-bitten first. Post-
office statistics show that the aver-
age mailman gets bitten 17 times
a year. Only casualty so far is the
postmaster himself, who was bit-
ten lIy an Oak Grove hound as he
was numbering houses.
Visitors From Virginia
Sgt. and Mrs. Jack Ricketson and
son, 'Little Moose," of Newport
News, Va., arrived yesterday for a
visit with Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Rick-
On behalf of the Woman's So-
ciety of Christian Service, I wish
to express. appreciation to every
person who in any way helped to
make the recent "Womanless Wed-
ding" a success. I wish especially
to thank Editor Bill of The Star
for the tickets and for his co-opera-
tion in publicizing the affair; the
officials at Tyndall Field for loan of
200 chairs; Waller Duren, for trans-
porting the chairs; John Dickey, for
his band, and to all "un-Methodist"
people who helped with the pro-
gram. We wish also to express our
appreciation to the Methodist men
for their splendid co-operation.
Mrs,. Ralph Swatts, President.
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Exartined- Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
Phone 326, Day or Night
601 LONG AVENUE
Port St. Joe Florida
A Martin Theatre
"Port St. Joe, Fla.
"DEDICATED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE"
THEATRE OPENS SATURDAYS SUNDAYS.AT 1:00 P. M.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
THURSDAY .. ndFRIDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY and- FRIDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
CLIFTON WILLIAM ANNE
WEBB LUNDIGAN FRANCIS
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THE HEART-WARMING ADVEN-
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GO TO A MOVIE THEATRE TODAY
Celebrating the GOLDEN JUBILEE of the American Movie Theatre
q to s 40 0 0 00S's 0 0u 9 *0000.l
this city are the proud parents of '. .'
a 7-pound 6-ounce daughter, Sara Rush Chism, Mrs. Harry McKnight
Jean. born Thursday, February 28. and Mrs. Edwin Ramsey.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Padgett of
this city announce- the arrival of a P Dr. Charles Reiherter e
daughter on Monday, March 3. ? OPTOMETRIST
(All births occurred at tle Port St. Joe
Munipcpil' Htlspitl.) EYES EXA CIlNEO
SoLA E .aa rFITEo
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Shirah' of Ini-
dian! Pass announce the- birth of a ; 0
daughter, Joyce Dale, on Tuesday, RITZ THEATRE BUILDINO
March 4: Ira B riaOoa
SHo'ua B TO 5 PHONE 5s66
Attend P.-T. A. Regional Meeting PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
Attending the Parent-Teacher As- 't aS WEON AY AERNON
sociation meeting of Region 2 held'
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1952
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1952 THE' STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE THREE
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, By The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITH, Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Ucie:ator, Ad Man, Floor Man, Columnist,
Reporter, Proof Reader and Bookkeeper
r1m,.ll a; "'condl.r)'id raitter. lle'rrmber 10,'1937, at the
Iosof.ice. Iort St. Joe, Fia., under Act of March 3, 1879.
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case. of error or omissions in adver-
tlsernent., the publishers do not hold themselves liable lot
damages further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thougltfully weighed. Thile spoken word barely asserts;
the printed word thorough l.v convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Coufitry -7. Right or Wrong
A youngster whose love of history was not any
too intense expressed his opinion on the inside
cover of his history book as follows: "In case of
fire, please throw this in."
HIGHLAND VIEW NEWS
By MARJORIE ROGERS
The Highland View Home Dem-
onstration Club met last week in
the home of Mrs. Clinton Peterson
with the county agent, Miss Ruth
Milton, present, and the following
members: Mesdames Lillie Echols,
Coralee Foster, Stella Hewitt, C. A.
Phelps, Fred Maddox, Ellen Kirk-
land, Cardie Bulger, W. W. Garrett
and Archie Floyd. Quilting was'en-
joyed by all, after which the hos-
tess served refreshments. Guests
Mrs. Pauline Christmas, Mrs. Lola
Amones and Mrs. Mary Peterson.
Miss Milton.gave a demonstration
on corsage making and how to dye
hosiery in various shades.
-Mrs. Clyde Rich honored her son
Larry on mis 14th .~iday Febru,
ary 26 with'a birthday party. The
guests roasted weiners and played
games and were served birthday
cake and hot chocolate. Attending
were Mavis Butts, Gene Raffield,
Martha Ray, Ralph Watts, Betty Jo
McCormick, Huston Ramsey, H. B.
Henderson, David, Charles, Ronnie
and Clyde Rich, Jackie Sheffield,
Marjorie Rogers and Linda Kay
Webb. All wished the honoree many
more happy birthdays. Mrs. Rich
was assisted in serving and enter-
taining by Mrs. A. W. Thomas and
Mrs. Thomas Webb.
Mrs. M. A. Gore of Trenton, Fla.,
spent the week-end here with Mr.
and Mrs. N. E. Gore and Mrs. Bert
'Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Brown of Car-
rabelle spent the week-end with Mr.
and Mrs. E. M. Cumbie.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Chestnut had
as their guests Sunday, their son
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Chest-
nut of Panama City.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Parker and
son Dickie and Mrs. Larimore vis-
ited in Montgomery, Ala., Wednes-
day of last week. Miss -Annette
Parker accompanied them back.
Rev. and Mrs. C. W. Britton of
Panama City spent the week-end
with Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Ramsey.
Mrs. Ted Whitfield was called to
Mobile, Ala., last Friday due to the
illness of her sister, Mrs. Black
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Martin and
Mrs. Cora Lee Davis of Caryville
visited here last week with Mrs.
L. H. Kelly.
The Misses Mary and Ranya Cox
have returned to school at Sop-
choppy after visiting here for a
week with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Clinton Cox.
Donald Raffield of Panama City
visited here Saturday with ;his bro-
ther and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. J.
S/Sgt. Charles Rutch of Albany,
Ga., spent the week-end here with
his wife, Mrs. Daisy Rutch, and
Mrs. H. B. Williams and triplet
There is one consolation about being a crook
in Washington. Get in with the administration.
If they catch you stealing in one department,
little Harry will transfer you to another. It is a
real rat race and dishonesty pays off.-Greenwood
The politicians' creed seems to be to keep the
people's pockets full of "money," even though the
"money" eventually drops to where it isn't worth
the cost of the paper used to make it.-Cullman
Harry Truman has collected more taxes than
any other president, says a recent headline. He's
done even better .. he's spent more than he's
ever collected.-Canadian (Texas) Record.
Who remembers the old days when a fellow
who wouldn't work was called a no-good bum
instead of one of the underprivileged?-Casey
A communist is a guy who wants to use your
pot to cook your goose in.
daughters, Laura, Linda and Le-
nora, of Fort White are visiting
their parents'and grandparents, Mr.A S
and Mrs. L. H. Kelly. From the Files of The Star
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hatfield and
Dan Jr., attended the funeral of the
former's brother, H. S. Hatfield, at Mrs. J. W. Orwig Dies
Hartford, Ala., Wednesday of last Mrs. J. W. Orwig, 49 died Friday
week. at her home in White City, her
Richard Bass of Vernon spent the body being found lying in bed by
week here with his daughter, Mrs. her husband when he returned from
H. J. Foster. work Friday evening. Burial was in
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hewitt spent the Luverne, Ala., cemetery.
the week-end in DeFuniak Springs Birth Announcements
with the latter's mother, Mrs. John Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Thomas an-
Wooten. nounce the birth of a daughter on
---- March 2 at the Norton Clinic.
How To Catch Fish Born. February 26, to Mr. and
i Mrs. Mallie John, a son.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Lapeyrouse Born, February 20, to Mr. and
have discovered a sure-fire method
Mrs. Daniel Purvis, a son.
of catching fish. They were fishing Mr. ne u o.
at Double Bayou Thursday of last Febuary 26 to Mr. and
week and weren't having mu Mrs.-E. C. Gibson, a daughter.
week and weren't having much
luck, when Mrs. L. fell overboard.
Mr. L. reports that immediately af- Horses Must Have Tail
terward they caught 18 choice red- Lights While On Road
breasts at the exact spot where is
frau dropped in the drink. Inci- We haven't seen a horse on the
dentally, Mrs. Lapeyrouse didn't streets of St. Joe for lo, these many
hang her clothes on' the proverbial years. but the law states that per-
hickory limb-it was a palmetto sons driving animal-drawn vehicles
bush. or riding horseback on the high-
ways of Florida are subject to the
state's regulatory traffic laws.
H. N. Kirkman, state safety di-
rector, states sthat he-has had com-
plaints from rural areas that ani-
mal-drawn vehicles had been driv-
ing at night without lights.
"This practice presents a hazard-
ous condition on our roads," quoth
Kirkman, and called attention to
the statute, which also includes
So if you go galloping about
the countryside at night astride a
horse, be sure to tack a lantern on
Agriculture in Britain uses some
48,000,000 of Britain's 60,000,000-
acre land area.
OTTO By Garraway Chevrolet Co.
OTTO By Garraway Chevrolet Co.
Otto's wife may have a good looking wedding ring, but
right now what Otto needs is a set of Piston Rings. As
cars get older they need new rings to keep them from
pumping oil and keep up the compression so they will run
a lot better and give better service. We will be glad to
give you an estimate on a new ring job ... or a complete
recondition job. OUR EASY BUDGET PAYMENT PLAN
makes it easy and convenient for you to have any work
needed done on your car.
LET US GIVE YOU AN ESTIMATE!
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
Phone 388 24-Hour Wrecker Service Port St. Joe
Facts truck owners should know about hauling
"With our new Dodge, the payload
is high, the cost per mile low!"
. says MORRIS SAPIR
Dependable Furniture Company, Oakland, California
"After using Dodge 'Job-Rated' trucks for eight years
exclusively, I want to report that your new models are
keeping me sold on Dodge.
"No vehicle we have ever seen can give our drivers
more freedom in city traffic than our Dodge 1-ton
truck. With our new Dodge, the payload is high. the
cost per mile low."
' bigger payloads
S. 1ANT to know why you can carry more pay-
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First, they've got better weight distribution.
This means that bigger payload capacity is engi-
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trucks carry too much weight on the rear axle,
not enough on the front. But in a Dodge truck,
the right proportion of the load is carried on
Besides this better weight distribution, a shorter
wheelbase provides easier turning, easier park-
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facts about hauling bigger payloads.
Carry more! In Dodge "Job-Rated" trucks, the
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THE: STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY,-MARCH 7, 1952
-AGEOURTH STAR, PORT.ST.JE GULCOUNTY,, LORIDA FIDAY,,MARCH,,1952
BIRTHDAY SALE FEATURE ATTRACTION!
SPARKLING NEW STYLES
Junior, Missy and Half Sizes. Gorgeous sanforized prints
for street and house.
FIRSTS IN FASHIONS!
JUNE PATTON JONATHAN LOGAN
CAY ARTLEY JOLLIE JUNIOR
SOUVENIRS for ADULTS!
MR. AND MRS. VALUE WILL GREET YOU!
BIRTHDAY SALE FEATURE ATTRACTION!
500 YARDS PRESHRUNK'
hambray 4 yds. $1
FREE! BALLOONS FOR M
Bright n-w so!ic:s and colorful stripes. Perfect for play clothes.
IT'S A LINGERIE FESTIVAL!
Seampruf, Sans Souci and Fantasy
SLUPS cad GOWNS_. $2.50 to
Gossard and Lovable Bras,
Foundation Garments-__$1 to $9.95
Lace and Eyelet Trimmed
Bur-mill Crepe and Sanforized Cotton. White, pink, blue.
Bright new solids and colorful stripes. Perfect for play clothes.
We Have Beautiful MOJUD HOSIERY!
WE WANT EVERYONE TO BE HAPPY!
Kate Greenway, Burdee, Ann Rita
FOR GIRLS $1.95 'to" 5.9
I TO 14 I $5.95
Gay new styles and colors for the best season ever
See the cute Easter Bonnets with Purses to match.
NYLON GLOVES FOR GIRLS $1.00
COTTON HALF SLIPS.
BIRTHDAY SALE FEATURE!
81x99 Guaranteed Quality*
SHEETS $1.99 e
Choose from DAN RIVER or FOXCROFT.
Your money back if you're not satisfied!
42x36 PILLOW CASES fo 1
to match for S 0
Record Low Price! Rn
Superb Quality! Ra yon
A GAY PARTY!
Ladies' Cotton Plaid
Birthday Party Feature!
A first time offer that
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akes the cake!
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YOU'LL STEP HIGH IN OUR
$3.95 to $9.95
Graceful high heels. Smart, comfortable
Casuals in patents, white, red, navy
and combinations. Widths to fit.
Scores of styles in Shoes, Ox-
fords, Loafers and Sandals for
Men, Women and Children.
$2.95. to $7.95
9 Great Festival Days-
THE CROWNING EVENT Of SIX YEARS CASH J
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1952
F R I D A Y M A R C 7, 1 9 5 2 T H E S T. J E Gyi Um m LF C O U N T Y F L O R I D A P --A FI V
Starts Thurs. March 6
,ND CARRY VALUE GIVING!
EREN--acompanied by parents!
A THIRSTY BIRTHDAY OFFER!
2 Heavy 20x40
2 Wash Cloths
#41 S. White, Pastel
raffeta byd.. doors
'. N IF YOU COME! BE HERE EARLY!
rday Sale Feature! Birthday Sale Feature!
iFE R S A ND ALS Full Cut, Sanforized
S-- ~WORK. SHIRTS
o Miss and Mrs.
8 ,and $2.95 $1.00 ea.
S, R'[, Black and Multi-Colors. Blue Chambray. We reserve
the right to limit quantities
R BRAND and POLL PARROT
)R BOYS AND GIRLS
1.95 to $6.95
,aster styles in Patents, White,
Red, and Two-Tones.
3 LP. WIDTHS A TO E.
iVORITE STYLES FOR MEN WHO
L; DEMAND THE BEST!
BROWNS ,- BLACKS TWO-TONES
.Dress or Work
DTF S A TO EEE
$495 to $14.95
We Owe It All To Our Friends and Patrons!
THANKS A BILLION!
Boyles is NEW for 6th Birthday Party. Here's why:
1. We've Remodeled and Enlarged. .
2. We've Air-conditioned Entire Store. .
3. We've Newly Painted and Varnished.
4. We've made More Room by rearrangement of tables;
counters and fixtures. ..
5. We've Washed, Srubbed, Waxed and Polished from
floor to ceiling. .
6. We've assembled the Largest and Best Variety of
Merchandise ever shown in our store. .
7. We've made a Resolution to Smile More and Serve
PLEASE COME IN AND SEE, HEAR, FEEL, SMELL
and BUY, when you find something you like!
This will be the Greatest Birthday Party we've ever
had. Mr. and Mrs. Value will be the Masters of
Ceremonies! Meet them and your friends at Boyles
R. GLENN BOYLES
Gentlemen, Here's Our Birthday
Gift To You!
Full Size, Hemstitched White
A goodwill offer from the owner!
For sweat or tears!
WE'RE AS HAPPY AS A SIX YEAR OLD!
WE'LL THRILL YOU WITH STYLE, QUALITY AND VALUE!
MEN'S SPRING .. $"
and SUMMER I0T
Positively the best selection and lowest price ever. Rayon Sharkskin, Worsted, Tropicals, Wool and Rayon Gab-
ardines. Shorts and regulars. ASK ABOUT OUR "SUIT CLUB."
Newest fabrics in most popular patterns
MEN'S FIRST QUALITY, COMBED COTTON "
TEE SHIRTS 2 for $1.00
MEN'S and BOYS' SPORT CAPS_----_ 59c
1957 Fashion Academy Gold Medal Winners
VAN HEUSEN SHIRTS
For Sportswear $2.95 $495
and Dresswear $ & to x9
WHITES SOLIDS COLORS FANCIES
FLORIDA STRIPED KNITS- _.$1.00 to $1.95
Famous for Quality!
$1.50 to $2.50
MEN'S VAN HEUSEN
and WEMBLEY TIES
USE OUR EASY
BUY NOW FOR EASTER!
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1952
Be Sure To Register
and Vote In Primaries
The registration books for quali-
fied voters of Gulf county are no
longer in the various precincts, and
if you weren't registered and failed
to get your name in the pot while
they were in the precincts, you can
still get on the rolls by going to
the office of Mrs. C. G. Rish in the
courthouse at Wewahitchka and
This is a particularly important
year, esepcially since were trying
to oust your friend (he ain't ours)
Harry Truman from his plush seat
in the White House so if you
are qualified to vote and your name
is not on the registration books,
see to it RIGHT NOW that it will
be on the books. .. Here's some-
thing to think about .
Mary had a little vote
But when she tried to use it
She found she wasn't registered
And so she had to lose it.
--- ------ .
By 1953 Internationr1 Nickel ex-
pects, in capacity operation, to be
hoisting about 18,000,000 tons of un-
derground ore annually from its
mines in Canada, which will be over
double the amount of underground
ore hoisted annually in the past by
Unemployment Jp In County
The state industrial commission
reports that for the week ending
February 23 there were eight un-
employed persons in Gulf county
who received unemployment com-
pensation in the amount of $199.
Important so netense
Of the precious metals, platinum
is most important to defense be-
cause of its uses as a catalyst, in
contact points and other applica-
I PRICES ARE BORN HERE RAISED ELSEWHERE
- FRIDAY SATURDAY
or 2 BASKETS
TURNIP ROOTS lb. 5c
and 1 Pound for Ic
BELL PEPPERS ea. 5c
CELERY Stalk 5c
LETTUCE Head 5c
With Order .of $5.00 or Over
TENDER CLUB STEAK lb.
PORK FAT No. Jug 98c
Ib. 39c Pork Liver Ib.
Ib. 43c Slab Bacon Ib.
Ib. 19c Pork Shoulder lb.
GOLDEN BRAND OLEO lb. 17c
FRY ERS Lb 45c
(ELECTRIC, OF COURSE)
R. E. PORTER, Manager
See Your Dealer!
D. A CO.gugl
ONE TO A
CRSCO 3 lbs. 87c
102 Fourth Street
Port St. Joe, Florida
T ID E
5 for 29c
R IC' SUPER-MARKET
Port St. Joe, Fla.
OR STAL RS
TO CLIMB .
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THE STAR, PORT S'T. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1952
FR...AY. MARCH... 1T
(Continued from page 1)
It was a beautiful wedding party
-with Chief of police Buck Griffin
as the rosy-cheeked bride, in white
lace, carrying a bouquet of white
roses and mignonette; Durel Brig-
man as tke heavily. mustached
dandy groom; Elmore Godfrey, maid
of lhonor and Paul Ed'wli Ramsey
as matron of honor; Leonard Belin,
best man; Mark Tomllnson, Rush
Chism, Hob BBringman, Bill Shuford,
Massey Ward and Carol Warner,
bridesmaids; Wayne Buttram, Wal-
ter Duren, Jimmie Cox, Joel Mc-
Leod, Bernard Pridgeon and Bobby
Bellows, junior bridesmaids. These
flirty-eyed young ladies, in their
gorgeous evening gowns, their curls
and their bouquets of red roses had
never looked lovlier! Nor the young
J. Lamar Miller and A. L. Ward,
in dainty white rose-decked dresses,
tripped down the aisle (or should
we say galumphed) scattering rose
petals-two precious little flower
Robert King, in Little Lord Faun-
telroy suit, carried the ring ( a pair
of handcuffs) on a white satin pil-
low, and Stevie Beatty and Ken-
neth Broadnax Jr., carried the
bride's train, which was something
over 20 feet long. These little girls,
were levies also.
The busy groomsmen, B. B. Sciu
son, J B. Harris, Bob DuBell and
Gannon Buzzett, acted as ushers
in seating the audience. Hubert
Richards, master of ceremonies,
was resplendent in "tails."
The supporting cast consisted of
W. H. Weeks as adint of the bride
and J. H. Veasey as her uncle; Ed
Eells, most becoming, as a neigh-
bor, Mrs. Nosey; Percy Fleishel as
Ulika Scratchfeed. a jilted sweet-
heart; J. T. Simpson as Aunt Hom-
iny Grits, colored nurse, in charge
of Jimmy Costin, baby sister of the
bride; J. C. Laney, Mrs. Pumpel-
snigger, mother of the bride; Floyd
Hunt, as,4 -Fh.thgea .Q elaslsniggar
John Blount as Mrs. Burketbeedle,
mother of the groom; Harry Saun-
ders as Major Burketbeedle, father
of the groom; Glenn Boyles and R.
W. Smith. grandpappy and grand-
mammy of the bride; Henry Geddie
and Josh Miller as Mr. and Mrs.
Turnipseed, cousins of the bride.
The glamorous barbershop quar-
tet, Warren Lindsey, Ralph Swatts,
John Goff and Gordon Hallmark, a
whistle-bait team, appropriately ren-
dered "I Wish I Was Single Again."
Nuptial music, including "Roll Out
the Barrel," was played by the
Queen of Farina, Alden Farris, and
the nuptial knot (attention, Boy
Scouts, sailors and salesgirls) was
tied by the catalog by Reverend B.
After weeks of anticipation and
one procrastination and one "come-
uppance," the wedding was over-
and -the happy couple were still
"Mister and Mister."
Attend Rebekah Meeting'
S Mrs. W. H. Weeks, Mrs. A. D.
Lawson, Mrs. C. W. Long, Mrs. E.
C. Pridgeon and Mrs. Fannie Brown
of Melody Rebekah Lodge attended
a meeting of the Panama City Re-
bekah Lodge Tuesday night. Mrs.
Pastelle Allen, outside guardian
and an assembly member, was hon-
ored at this time with a gift. A de-
licious covered disk luncheon was
served at the close of the meeting.
The first United States coin was
a cent dated 1787.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOUR-
TEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA LN AND FOR GULF
COUNTY. IN CHANCERY.
RUPERT GORDON MIXON, *
NOTICE TO: CHRISTIE LEE MIXON, whose
place of residence is unknown
On or before the 17th day of March, A.
D; 1952, the Defendant, Christie Lee Mixon,
is required to serve upon Cecil G. Costin,
-Jr., Plaintiff's Attorney, whose address is
211 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida, a
copy of, and file with the Clerk of the Cir-
edit Court, the original of an answer to the
Complaint for Divorce filed against hei'
WITNESS my hand and seil of said Court
at Wewahitchka, Gulf County, Florida, this
12th day of February. 1952.
GEORGB Y. CORE,
Clerk of Circuit Court.
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) 2-15 37
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THE $TAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1952
By Ruth Allen Smi
I was in The Star office
ago, and there was a sign
the door where it could be
found and used, on wh:
these significant words:'
S,tardust Lodge." By this
lieve, Editor Bill lets peop
who seek him at his place
ness, that he has escaped
adise, or, as another of t
Tribe (long may they w
name of Edmund Ware Sm
ing in a recent Reader'
called it, "Escape To Rea
An'd I am inspired to t
another such camp, know
less euphonious name of
Camp," which is the "oth
of at least "half the men
For the past several yea
been the custom of sevi
here, namely, Henry Geddi
Jordan, Johnny Mims, R.
Smith and Roland Allen t(
hunting trip. as near the
the open season as possi
weeks in advance this wou
sole topic of conversation.
S For a shelter they had a paper
and tent, and for a bed some old quilts
and maybe a camp mattress. They
I would stay three or four days and
come back with varying degrees of
pneumonia and arthritis .. but
still they went, and perhaps twice
th or three times during the season.
) It might also be said that some of
not long,.them would not stay to the bitter
close by end, not being able to dispense en-
instantly tirely with all the accoutrements
ich were of civilization.
'Gone To On their return they would say
sign, I be- to their wives: "I wish you could
ple know, have been along," whether they
' of busi- meant it or not. But it was taken
into Par- for granted that the said wives
he Smith could not enjoy the rigors of camp-
wave) by ing out of doors.
lith, writ- Like men will- do, they spoke of
s Digest, building a cabin on the banks of
lity." the river, but, just like men, it was
ell about merely talk, until one evening Roy
n by the Erwin, a newcomer, heard, the dis-
'Mulligan cussion of the fine hunting in Wil-
er home" lis Swamp and the vague plans for
wvho built a cabin "some day." He promptly
offered the lumber from an old
ars it has building he was having dismantled
eral men in Marianna. So then it was "put
.e, Lamar up or shut up" with these men, and
W. "Bob" things began to happen.
o go on a A site was leased on-the beauti-
first of ful Brothers River; the lumber was
ble. For haiiled- from Marianna; more lunt-
Ild be the her was bought and begged; a"tin
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St. Joseph Chapter No. 56, R. A.
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MELODY REBEKAH LODGE NO.
22, I. O. O. F.-Meets 2nd and 4th
Thursday at 8:00 p. m. in Masonic
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 2~d and 4th Fril
days each month, 8:00 p. m.
Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. N. E.
Dees, W. M.; 6. C. Adkins, Sec.
SAMARITAN LODGE No. 40, 1. O.
O. F.-Meets first and third Thurs-
days, 7:30 p. m. in Masonic Hall. All
members urged to attend; visiting
brethren invited. James Greer, N.
G.' John Blount, V. G.; Theodore
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THE LEADER SHOE
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Phone 363 Port St. Joe
JOHN H. STORY
Pol. adv. paid for by John H. Story
FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER
FROM DISTRICT No. 1
I hereby annoubince 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. paid for by B. T. Taylor
I hereby announce my candidacy for
of Gulf County
I am anexpert accountant and fully
qualified for this position. Your
vote and support will be sincerely
B. B. CONKLIN
Pol. Adv. paid for by B B. o. iCtlin
For Clerk Circuit Court
I hereby announce my candidacy
to succeed myself as YOUR Clerk
of Circuit Court of Gulf County. I
humbly and sincerely solicit your
continued support and vote.
GEORGE Y. CORE
P'l Actit. Paid for Bly (eo. Y. Co':e
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. Arbogait
nul wia uppreciare your
vote and support at the
May 6th Primary.
PARKER G. HART
'ol. Adv. Paid by I'arker G. Hart.
I hereby announce my candidacy for
GULF DISTRICT No. 3
I will appreciate your vote and
supportat the May Primary.
FLOYD GEORGE DAVIS
Pol. Ad\. paid for by Floyd Geo. Davis
Your Vote and Support Will Be
Greatly Appreciated By
JOHN C. DICKEY
I'ol. Adv. paid for by John C. Dickey
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
1'ol. Adv. paid l'fo bI, anuc l A. t'atrick
To the People of Gulf County
I hereby take pleasure of announc-
inc 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
Pol. Adv paid for by Peter G. Strange
heater was bartered for, and a rash Gets Paratrooper Boots FOR SHERIFF
of other arrangements made, such Cpl. Harold F. Pierce, son of Mr. I will be a candidate for re-election
as getting the materials hauled to and Mrs. J. F. Pierce of this city, to the office of Sheriff of Gulf
Homer Coe's landing, and then was among .500 men completing the county. I am grateful to the people
down the river on boats. paratrooper course at Fort Ben- for permitting-me to serve them as
SThe work then began in earnest. ning, Ga., on February 26. He has Sheriff for a number of.years.
When the foundation had just been been returned to his home station have s sried to give promptan
and courteous service, and in an-.
put up, they weathered a severe: at Fort Campbell, Ky,, with the bouncing my candidacy for nomina-
electrical storm one Saturday night 11th Airborne.Division. tion for another term, I again ex-
in an improvised "crow's nest"-of. -- press my appreciation. to all .the
tarpaulin up on the foundation. It Return From Alabarria people of the county for the priv-
t auit'to M. andMrs' Rush Chis and ilege of serving them, and pledge
took about four week-ends fotrit'to Mr. and Mrs. Rush Chism and to you the same courteous service
be ready for occupancy. .' : children retu'rned.hoiteMonday eve- as in the past.
On Wednesday before Thalisgiv-- ning from Tuscaloosa,.Ala., .where BYRD E. PARKER
ing, Roland and Maude Allen, Steve they werecalled last Friday due to Pol. Adv. Paid or by"B. E. R Ia'er
Whealton, Mickey Thompson and I the illness of Mr. Chism's brother. T FRN
went tip to spend the holidays. We TO MY ~IJLF COUNTY FRIENDS
went up to spend the holidays We offermyself as a.candidate. for I announce myself as a candidate
were joined later by the rest df the for
family connections in these parts; COUNTYCOMMISSIONER
and one FSU student, Catherine DISTRICT 1, GULF COUNTY COUNTY COMMISSIONER
Thompson. in the belief that's am fully quali- 'DISTRICT,5 .
Se theamp in l fied, know.the needs of the county I promise my best efforts for
e arrived at the camp in late and its people, and can help Gulf your interests if elected.
afternoon. Roland had to go back county in its future growth.
to the landing for supplies, and THOMAS McDANIEL 1 a. p f b f r Jr.
M nWI^J lEEL fl tI'd dcl. alv. pa~cid tol by ,Fov Scheffec Jr.
Maude, immediately took up her po- Pol. adv. paid for by T. McDaniel
sition on the "old log" to catch I hereby announce my candidacy for
enough fish for supper. I had to This will announce my candidacy OUNTY COMMISSIONER
for re-election to the position of COUNTY COMM
keep an eye on the children, who of G" Cn'Couny ISRIC .
were running wild. That is the day SUPERINTENDENT OF of Gulf Cont, DSTRICT 5.
I make this announcement with ro
they discovered their echoes, never PUBLIC INSTRUCTION selfish motive. If elected I can and
having had the experience of hear- OF GULF COUNTY shall co-operate with any group of
ing their voices come back to them It is my hope that you, the people, commissioners on all issues that I
from a sounding board, so to speak. will allow me to carry on the work sincerely believe are for the best
The noises of the swamp in- of continued progress in the schools interests of the people and Gulf
of Gulf county. county.
traded that night-the hoot of the of Gulf. county county.
owl, and the little animals that ate THOMAS A. OWENS GEORGE W. COOPER
Wakulla's (the dog) supper and Pol. adv. paid for by T. A. Owens. Pol. Adv. paid for by Geo. W. Cooper
had hibi growling to get out and COUNTY COMMISSIONER FOR TAX COLLECTOR
then asking to get back in. A]-
though te camn p was snug, the beds DISTRICT ONE I hereby formally announce my can-
though the ampwas snug, th dsI hereby announce my candidacy didacy for re-election to the'office
weren't Beautyrests. for County Commissioner, District of Tax oCollector of Gulf county,
But the fishing was good, and One, subject to the Democratic pri- subject to the Democratic primary,
Maude reached down and brought mary. In the past I have served and solicit-your vote and influence
in a breaim with her: hand. I prob- Gulf county as commissioner for 18 for another term, basing my candi-
a oud not have believed it if years, and I feelthat the 18 years dacy on the earnest effort I have
.ably wvouid not have believed it if experience should be beneficial to made to serve you in the past in
I hadn't seen her when she did it. the people of Gulf county. If you this very important office. I will
She thinks it had just gotten off a people of Gulf county feel that my deeply, appreciate your vote and
line some place. reputation and experience on the support.
The mulligan stews that are con- board will be worth something to Edd C. 'Uncle Edd' Pridgeon
the people of the county for the
cocted at "Mulligan Camp" defy next four years, I ask your support Pol. Adv. paid for by Edd C. Pridgeon
description. There is no recipe. It in electing me to this important
is different according to what is office. TO ALL MY FRIENDS:
available. It may have fish for the W. R. CONNELL I tn seeking re-election as
basic ingredient, or squirrel, and if Pol. Adv. paid for by W. R. Connell COUNTY .COMMISSIONER
hunting and fishing are both poor, I hereby announce my candidacy for District 5
it may have corned beef. Then to- COUNTY 'COMMISSIONER a d will appreciate your
matoes, garlic, onions, okra, celery, DISTRICT ONE vote a'nd support.
potatoes are added-and anything t to te De crac prir
else that sees to besubject to the Democratic primary. .
else that seems to be handy at the I pledge my best efforts toward the J.F. MILLER
time. But, according to some of the betterment of the county if favored Poi. Aiv. I'adl for hby J. F. Miller
gourmets who sample it in the big with this important office. I will
containers, it is "as good as i've greatly appreciate the vote and sup- I Herewith Announce My
ever stuck a tooth to," end of quote. port of every citizen of Gulf county. Candidacy or
So this is the place where our men, CECIL E. GLASS
retire to and the women retire to, Pol. Adv. paid for by C. E. Glass COUNTY
too, if they can arrange it-a re-
treat into quietness and solitude, I hereby announce that I am a C M SSI
with no telephones, no cars, no ap- candidate for COMMISSIONER
pointments-at least for a few days COUNTY COMMISSIONER
at a time. DISTRICT 3, GULF COUNTY District 3
___--- +- Your vote and support will be
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1652
T~Et'STAR, FiO'RT tT. JOE, GaULF COUNTY, -FL:Ci~l'bA