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VOLUME XV Single Copy Sc PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1952 $3.00 Per Year NUMBER 42
People Flee City
As Yellow Fever
Death Angel Strikes Down
High and Low, Free
and Slave Alike
(Ninth of a series of articles on the rise
and decline of the old city of St. Joseph)
The summer of 1841 will always
be remembered in the traditions of
Florida:as the time when the dread
scourge, yellow fever, reached its
most malignant form in the annals
of the territory. St. Joseph was
Other places, notably Apalachi-
cola, had as high a mortality, but in
no other town were so many emi-
nent inhabitants stricken.
Many Notables Succumb
The wife of former Governor Du-
val succumbed on July 14th. The
fever seemed to single out for its
victims the representatives to the
St. Joseph Constitutional Conven-
tion of 1838. The other Calhoun
county delegate,, Richard C. Allen,
and the wife and sister of George T.
Ward, Leon county delegate, passed
The publishers and their relatives
were also targets of the deadly epi-
demic. Joseph B. Webb, proprietor
of the Florida Journal, which had
succeeded the Apalachicola Gazette,
Methodists Worship In
New Sanctuary Sunday
Former Ministers Tubb and Langs-
ton To Participate In
The new Methodist Church has
'been completed and members of
the congregation will gather Sun-
day morning at 11 o'clock for the
purpose of dedicating the beautiful
Participating will be two former
pastors of the church, Rev. Loyd AW.
Tubb, who will bring the morning
message, and Rev. O. D. Langston,
who will 'preach at the 8:15 eve-
ning service. In addition, Dr. A. E.
Middlebrooks of Marianna will pre-
side at 2 p. m. at the first quarterly
conference. '"We are sure that
the many friends of these men of
God will want to be present for
these services," said Rev. Wairen
"We extend a very cordial wel-
come to everyone to come and wor-.
ship with us Sunday," continued
Rev. Warren. "We wish to make
this oe of the greatest days in the
history of our church. All the new
furniture is 'installed, the carpet is
(Continued on Page 2)
Mrs. Effie Marie O'Brian
Is Taken By Grim Reaper
Mrs. Effie Marie O'Brian, 41, wife
of Curtis O'Brian of Oal Grove,
caught tne disease in S.t.Joseph
caun ie sease ,Josep passed away Sunday evening at the
and died before he reached home.
Dri E. R. Gibson. who 1' beenes-. Port St.-. Joe -Municipal Hospital
Dr E. R. Gibaon. o ^ bewhno^^, lt ^^ (,,,;^t-
cLiate editor of [he Ultied State bee taken f eat-
Telegraph of Washingtoi; D. C., inent.
Telegraph of. ashingto D C., Funeral services, were held Mon-
also fell before, the onslaughts of fer a 4 o a th
day afternoon at 4. o'clock at the
the destroyer. Samuel S. Sibley, the o s b 'cloc t
Floi d J Oak Grove Assembly of God Church
former editor of The Floridian, who
fomer editor of The with Rev. R. R. Jones officiating,
had just moved to St. Joseph, lost and interment was n the Cypre
his wife in the great epidemic: ae ekCemetery t w h.
Creek Cemetery at Kinard. The
With high and low, free and slave, Comforter Funeral Hoe was in
thus relentlessly mowed down, It f
occasions no surprise to learn that
the people fled from the dangerous
vicinity. Very few ships entered or
left the beautiful bay. The town
was practically isolated and almost
depopulated, so that only 500 peo-
ple were left on August 25. Ac-
cording to one report, no physician
remained in the place.
The newspapers, of both Apalachi-
cola and St. Joseph suspended pub-
lication -the former temporarily
and the latter permanently. As if
nature wanted to emphasize her ab-
horrence of the place, a severe gale
swept down upon it in September.
Details of its violence and the dam-
age wrought are entirely lacking,
,.although the storm is mentioned by
some of the Florida papers.
Glory Gone Forever
-When the cooler weather of the
autumn months at last checked the
(Continued on page 5)
Local Boys In Korean
Waters Are Advanced
Two local youths serving aboard
the destroyer US'S Arnold J. Isbell
with Task Force 77 and 95 in the
Korea area, have been advanced to
the rating of seamen.
They are Raymond E. Lawrence,
son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Lawrence,
and Donald B. Parker, son of Mrs.
T. E. Parker.
The Isbell is on her second tour
of diity in the Korean area and is
L.providing anti-submarine and anti-
aircraft protection for the aircraft
carriers operating off the eastern
coast of Korea.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Griffin Jr.,
of Macon, Ga., are enjoying the
fishing at White City and report
On Amendment To
City's Zoning Law
Would Boost Present Mini-
mum Construction Cost
Up To $5000
The city commission of Port St.
Joe will hold a public hearing on
proposed amendments to the pres-
ent city zoning laws which were en-
acted in 1938 and which today are
inadequate duie to the rising cost
of materials and labor.
The hearing is set for 8 o'clock
next Tuesday night at the city hall
and anyone desiring to present. any
matters for or against the proposed
changes will be heard at that time.
A copy of the new zoning plan is
on file at the office of City Clerk
Ben Dickens and may be examined
by anyone interested.
No changes are proposed in the
zoning restrictions applicable to
the business section of the city,
since this is taken care of by the
fire code. The changes will apply
only to the residential areas.
The minimum cost of buildings in
residence districts A, B and C will
be raised to $5000 for materials and
labor. Under the present law, the
minimum cost is $2000 in districts
A and C, tnd $3000 in district B.
Residence districts A, B and C
includes in general all areas south
of 5th Street and the area.bounded
by Long Avenue, 3rd StreFI.r'Wood-
)ward Avenue and 5th Street. -
No other changes are proposed in
the present zoning law.
Home From Korea
A2C Charles Sullivan, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Sapp of White
City is home on a 30-day furlough
after spending 25 months with the
Besides her husband, deceased is army air force in the Far East. He
survived by two sons, J. B. O'Brian will go to Turner Air Force Base,
of Fort Jackson, S. C., and Pat B Albany, Ga., at the expiration of
O'Brian of Oak Grove; one daugh- his furlough.
ter, Allie Marie O'Brian of Oak ----
Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Re-enlists In Army
Dudley of Blountstown and Mrs. Loyce Davis, son of Mr. and'Mrs.
Mildred Harold and Mrs. Lula Mae Dewey Davis, has re-enlisted.in the
Smiley of Kinard; four brothers, army and left Monday for Fort
Finley, Ernest, Alcus and John Jackson, S. C. Loyce has just re-
Cook Jr., all of Kinard, and her fa- cently returned from duty in the
their, John Cook, also of Kinard. Korean war zone.
Ever since The Star was established 15 years
ago, the merchants of our city have bemoaned
the fact that considerable trade goes to Panama
City and have continually urged the publisher
of The Star to write "Trade At Home" editorials,
which we have been doing consistently, and, to
practice what we preached, have done all of our
trading at home, even though at times prices of
articles have been higher. We knew. that if we
spent our money here we would get another
crack at it.
Now some of these same merchants have fallen
prey to high-pressure talk from the Panama City
News-Herald and for the past two weeks have
been advertising in that paper in a "special" two-
page Port St. Joe section, with a consequent
dearth of advertising in The Star. The only ad-
ditional circulation they get is in Apalachicola
and Carrabelle, since they 'can expect no cus-
tomers from Panama City, and we doubt that
they will secure sufficient business from those
two communities to justify the higher cost of
The Panama City News-Herald pays no taxes
in Port St. Joe, pays no city license, buys nothing
here, yet these bemused local merchants who
wonderful luck at Lake Wimico. have so loudly shouted "Trade at Home" pay
MET DEATH IN KOREA
For Budget Cut
t::" A group of forty-odd property
S..owners from Port St. Joe appeared
before the county commissioners at
their meeting Tuesday morning to
protest a proposed budget of $286,-
919.00 that would almost double the
present assessment of 16.5 mills
for county purposes. The budget for
1951-52 was $182,685.00.
'Some relief apparently was ob-
tained, for we have learned that a
ROY B. "BUDDY" EVANS slash of $72,900.00 has been made
to lower the proposed budget to
approximately $214,019.00. To do
east Rites Today for this, the commissioners eliminated
from the road and bridge fund
Roy B. Evans, Killed $9000 for new equipment, $3000 on
maintenance and $1000 for tools,
In Action In Korea and eliminated entirely a proposed
$10,000 allocation for special road
Services and Interment At, Vernon, construction, for a total of $23,000.
Ala., for Son of Mr. and Mrs. In the capital outlay reserve fund
Ala., for Son of Mr. and Mrs.
Curtis Evans of St. Joe $10,000 was slashed for future court
house and jail improvements, and
Funeral services will be held this the $40,000 set up for construction
afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at the of county health clinics in Wewa-
Faulkner Funeral Home, Vernon, hitchka and this city, which Cecil
Ala., for Roy B.- "Buddy" Evans Costin Jr., county attorney, pointed
son of Mr. and Mrs. Crtis Evans out was not legal, was dropped. An
of this city, who was killed in ac- additional $100 was tacked on to
tion May, 18, 14 I51 fn Kprea. the yalary.for an pattornie- for the.
'Buddy was bdi n July 31, 1928, at juvenild contt. :t a
Sulligent, Ala., and attended school B. W. Eells- acted as spokesman
in that city and in Port St.,Joe. He.. for the group of taxpayers and
enlisted in the army on June 18, called on various ones for opinions
to Fort Jackson S. C., for basic that "it looks like the commission
training. He AB, atFortBrasfrred mis taking all these so-called im-
to Fort Benningt Ga., where he provements in one big bite, rather
th20 years doing it grwould eat up a allymans
qualified as a gliderman and para- than doing it graduy."
chutist with the 82nd Aiborne Di- Senator-elect George G. Tapper
vision. He ws then sent to Fort said: "I believe we hae ce t
Bragg, N. C., where he received an the end of the rope. The people are
honorable discharge in June, 1950. tired of taxes-city, county, state
Due to the Korea outbreak, he re- and federal. It all comes back to
enlisted for another 12 months, at the little fellow who pays the taxes.
.which time he decided to make the It has come to the time where we've
army his career and re-enlisted for got to slow down. This proposed
another six years. He joined the budget, with our school taxes, will
First Rangers, ABN, at Fort Bragg come to about 50" mills,' and that,
and was sent to Fort Benning for gentlemen, is a levy of 5%, and in
20 years it would eat up a man's
(Continued on page 7) property."
Tapper went on to suggest that
the $3000 given annually to the two
cities of the county be eliminated
more than twice as much for advertising that as the county needs, the $6000 more
we know will not bring them the huge amount than do the cities, which are now
deriving considerable revenue from
of business promised them by the slick-tongued the state cigaret tax. He also asked
News-Herald advertising man. '"Does the county at this time need
The life blood of any newspaper is derived to expand the road system?"
from advertising. With but a small amount of The matter of paving the Jehu
(Continued on page 2)
advertising, the paper must suspend publication. (Co d on pe
Without a newspaper, a town is in a sad plight I D o
Infant Daughter of Mr.
indeed. Where would be' the medium to tell .
residents of local activities of all sorts? Where and Mrs. Godwin Dies
would the mayor, who, by the way, gave his Mararet Elizabeth Godwin, two-
wholehearted endorsement to the Panama City month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
project, publish his proclamations? Where, for Jimmie Lee Godwin of this city,
instance, would the present health survey now passed away at the family home on
underway have gotten three weeks' advance no- Wednesday of last week.
red of te c s ad Graveside services were held for
twice? Where would you read of the comings andthe infant Thursday afternoon at
goings of your neighbors? Not in the Pan- the Victory Hill Church near Altha
ama City News-Herald, we can assure you, for with Rev. Walter Pitts of Wewa-
all it is interested in is how much it can get out hitchka officiating. The Comforter
of Port St. Joe. The publishers of the News- Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
Herald don't give two hoots in hades about the Irangedditin to her parents, Mar-
welfare of Port St. Joe where, on the other hand, garet Elizabeth is survived 'by three
the publisher of The Star has at all times worked brothers, Johnnie, Joyce and Jim-
for the betterment and the advancement of our mie Godwin, her maternal grandpar-
city. All we can say of these unthinking'ents, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Bruce of
city. All we can say of these unthinng erstreet, and her paternal grand-
individuals is .mother, Mrs. Queenie Godwin of
Forgive them, for they know not what they do.' ltha.
Group Protests' Boost
FORGIVE THEM, FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO
charg of rangemens
PAG' TW TH STR, PRT T. OEGUL COUTY~FLOIDAFRIDY, ULYIi,195
Personals Clubs Churches
MYRTICE O. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
BAPTIST W. M. U. IN REGULAR
MONTHLY BUSINESS SESSION
The Baptist W. M. U. met at the
church Monday afternoon for its
regular monthly business meeting
with Mrs. Milton Chafin presiding
in the absence of the president,
Mrs. W. J. Ferrell.
The session was opened by all re-
peating the watchword from John
1::29, -followed with the devotional
by Mrs. J. O. Baggett, who used as
her subject "Frontiers of Faith,"
this being the topic and theme of
the W. M. U. program at the con-
vention held recently in Miami. She
also gave a brief resume of the W.
M. U. work as presented at the con-
vention, which was very interest-
Following the song, "All Hail the
Power," reading of the minutes and
receiving of reports from all chair-
men, the meeting was closed with
prayer by Mrs. W. C. Pridgeon.
MEMBERS OF BAPTIST G. A.
ATTENDING SUMMER CAMP
Twenty-six members of the Girls'
Auxiliary of the Baptist Church and
their counselor, Mrs. E. R. DuBose,
are spending this week in camp at
the W-est Florida Assembly grounds
Making up the group from the
St. Joe Baptist Church and the Bap-
itist Mission Church of Highland
View are Joyce Davis, Vickie Horn,
Emily Britton. Mary Celia Cox, Joy
'Williamson, Celia and Rose Mary
Tomlinson, Treva Campbell, Connie
'Chason, Carolyn Smith, Gail Gill,
Elaine Musselwhite, Martha Ford,
Hilda Johns, Diann McKnight, Bar-
bara and Patty Ingram, Jean Whit-
field, Valeria Roberts, Barbara Wil-
liams, Freda Trammell, Patsy Dan-
iell, Frances Jones, Faye Parker,
Marietta Chafin and Katherine El-
BAPTIST MISSION TO HOLD
TRAINING UNION STUDY
The Highland View Baptist Mis-
sion will hold a Training Union
study course next week, Monday
through Friday evenings, beginning
at 8 o'clock.
All members and friends of the
church are urged to attend this im-
portant course which is designed to
lay the groundwork for the begin-
ning of regular B. T. U. endeavor
in the church. Separate courses will
be arranged for each department
and trained teachers have been se-
cured to make this a most interest-
'Miss Alma Baggett, associate di-
rector of the Baptist Training Union
for the West Florida Association,
has arranged with the Mission
Church for the study.
Visitors From Alabama
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Smith had as
their guests last week-end Mrs.
Smith's son and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Conner and children, of
Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Surcey and son of Birming-
Home From Vacation
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Pridgeon re
turned home Sunday from a two
weeks' vacation in North Carolina.
Their grandchildren, Mary Helen
and Harold Jr. Kirkland, accom-
panied them home to spend the re-
mainder of the summer.
Visitors From Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Kennedy of
Vidalia, Ga., accompanied by Mrs.
Emmie Bowen of Lyons, Ga., ar-
rived last Sunday for a week's visit
with Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hardy and
other relatives at White City.
Spend Week-end In Mississippi
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dowd and
daughter Kathleen spent the holi-
day week-end at Gulfport, Miss.
MINISTER TO BE HONORED
Members of the St. James Epis-
copal Auxiliary wish to invite the
public to be present at the parish
house this evening at 8 o'clock
when open house will be held hon-
ring the new minister aud his wife,
Rev. and Mrs. Harry Douglas.
Former Residents Visit
Mrs. Dan Brooks and children of
Montgomery, Ala., spent last week
at Beacon Hill. They were joined
Thursday by Dan, and all returned
to Montgomery Sunday after enjoy-
ing the Fourth of July holiday on
(Continued from page 1)
Cemetery road inside the city limits
of Wewahitchka was kicked around
for quite some time and was amic-
ably settled when Tapper stated
that the state road department will
call for bids on the project some
time in September or October.
C. G. Costin informed the board
that they should be "primarily in-
terested in keeping taxes as low as
possible.and that the proposed bud-
get would be a burden on the tax-
payers of the county." He further
urged them to try to reduce the
village or keep it at its present,
Said T. H. Stone: "You may as-
sess taxes and put 'em on the book,
but when it reaches a certain stage
they cannot be collected, regardless
of what you do. I've seen it hap-
pen right here in Gulf county, and
so have a lot of you."
W. C. Roche, who at one time
served on the board, said: You
can't please everybody and there iVs
no use to try. There is one place
where you can pick up a large sum
and that is by re-assessing home-
steads in the county. There are
very few homes that are not worth
more than the $5000 exemption.
The commission has' the authority
to go over the tax assessor, and
that's where you will find plenty of
money for operation of the county."
Commissioner J. F. Miller asked
how come people who know these
things didn't come before the board
Monday when it was sitting as a
board -of equalization.-
H. H. Saunders of the St. Joe Pa-
per Company stated that the com-
pany and its affiliates at present is
paying about 70% of the tax bill of
the county and suggested that the
board adopt a budget that would
not exceed that of this year. "The
cost of labor, materials, pulpwood
and other items have gone steadily
upward," he said, "and within the
next few years, due to the present
expansion program, the company
will probably be paying 80% of the
county's tax bill, in addition to the
J. L. Sharit was of the opinion
that taxes can be held at the pres-
ent level, especially so since the
state has taken over maintenance
of most of the county's roads, and
"I hope you can cut the budget
down considerably over what you
have laid out there."
Main bone of contention was the
proposal by the board for the pur-
chase of a dragline and machinery
transfer trailer to haul it about.
On the advice of Attorney Costin
no bids were opened for the pur-
chase of the dragline, but the "low-
boy" was purchased from the Sea-
brook Truck & Tractor Company of
Tallahassee at a cost of $3,570. The
board also voted to advertise for
bids for a two-ton truck to haul the
lowboy about from job to job.
The proposed budget will be pub-
lished in the July 25 issue of the
Gulf County Breeze and hearing on
the budget before final approval
will be on August 5.
(Continued from page 1)
laid, and we are looking forward to
this day. The Lord has wonderfully
blessed us with this inviting place
of worship. We are expecting many
of our friends to worship with us
Sunday and let us share our bless-
"We are indeed grateful to the
many friends who have helped us
along the way."
To Leave On Trip To New Mexico
Miss Eraline McClellan left Sun-
day for Dothan, Ala., to join a party
there for a trip to Santa Fe, New
Mexico, where they will visit with
Miss Katherine Corbin, a former
city health nurse. They expect to be
gone several weeks.
at K I
Off On Sightseeing Tour
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Ferrell left
this week for a two weeks' vacation
with Washington, D. C., as their
ultimate destination. They will just
enjoy a sightseeing expedition-an
ideal way to take a vacation.
CARD OF THANKS
May we express to our many
friends our heartfelt thanks for the
many deeds of kindness extended
our beloved wife and mother dur-
ing her illness and for the lovely
floral offerings and words of en-
couragemeiit at the time of her
* E. E. Weeks and family.
ST. JOE *
Phone 424W 2
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FRIDAY and SATURDAY
"AL JENNINGS OF
MONDAY and TUESDAY
RINGS THE BELL"
ELLA RAINES and
In Recreation Program
The recreation program director,
along with all the boys participat-
ing in the program, wish to extend
a special invitation for all girls to
come out and join the fun. Approxi-
mate ages of those attending the
program range from 10 to 15 years.
Transportation to the recreation
program area at the high school is
furnished. Each morning a bus will
be at the elementary school at 8:45
and each afternoon at 2:15. Also,
each Friday afternoon a bus will
carry the boys and girls to the
Two new ping-pong tables have
been built and a tournament will be
held in the near future with two
age groups for both boys and girls.
Prizes will be awarded winners.
Highlight of the program so far
have been the league baseball tilts
with Wewahitchka, Carra'belle and
Apalachicola. The St. Joe Juniors
record now stands at two wins and
one loss. Those who have partici-
pated in the games are Wilford El-
liott, Walter Wilder, Peter Duper-
rouzel, Buddy Hudson. Robert Ned-
ley, Terry Hinote, Louis Ray, Ron-
nie Young, Frankie LeHardy, Sid-
ney Jammes, Charles Smith, Bert
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CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE DAILY AT 2:45 P. M.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY' FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1952
Munn, Jackie Mitchell, Ronnie Han-
lon, Billy Adams and Bruce Parker.
Since most of the baseball play-
ing is in the -afternoon, special at-
tention will be given in the morn-
ing to recreation for the -girls.
Nearly half of Britain's exports
are iron, steel, machinery, electri-
cal goods and vehicles.
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
Dr. Charles Reicherter
RITZ THEATRE BUILDING
HOURS S BTO PHONE 565s
PANAMA CITY, FLORJDA
CLOSED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS
r inLiJULY 5PU
NEW KIWANIS BIGWIG
WALTER J. L. RAY
'Officers of the Port St. Joe Ki-
wanis Club have been informed
that Walter J. L. Ray, president
of the 'Standard Federal Savings
&. Loan Association of Detroit,
Mich., will succeed Claude Hell-
man of Baltimore, Md., as presi-
dent of Kiwanis International,
which is now comprised of 3500
clubs thruout the United States,
Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and the
This on your printing is a sign of quality.
FOR TAX COLLECTOR
I wish to take this method to an-
nounce to the people of Gulf County
that I am a candidate for the office
of Tax Collector, subject to the spe-
cial primary to- be held July 29th.
Before announcing for this office
I carefully considered the great re-
sponsibility this office requires of
any man or woman who fulfills its
duties. I promise, if elected,
"TO GIVE SERVICE and STAY ON
THE JOB." Your SUPPORT is
needed, and your VOTE is greeted.
HARLAND O. PRIDGEON
FOR TAX COLLECTOR
I hereby announce my candidacy.
for the officedof Tax Collector of,
Gulf County, subject.to the special
primaries to be held July 29 and
August 12, 1952. This is my first
try for a county office; and I prom-
'.ise honesty, sincerity and my best
at all times. I will be grateful for
the opportunity to serve you. Your
vote and active support is needed
and will be greatly appreciated.
FOR TAX COLLECTOR
Shereby announce my candidacy
for Tax Collector of Gulf County,
subject to the will of the voters at
the special primary July 29. I am
an expert account and fully quali-
fied for this responsible position.
Your vote and support will be sin-
B. B. CONKLIN
FOR TAX COLLECTOR
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the office of Tax Collector of
Gulf County, fully realizing the re-
sponsibilities placed upon anyone
undertaking the duties of this im-
portant office. I sincerely so-
licit your vote and support, assur-
ing you that your trust in me will
not be misplaced.
GEORGE GASKIN, Jr.
FOR TAX COLLECTOR
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the office of Tax Collector of
Gulf County. During the eight years
I have been in the dairy business
here I have tried to abide by the
Golden Rule. If elected to this of-
:ice, this rule will be my daily
guide. Your vote and support in
this campaign will be appreciated
by "The Milk Man."
E. C. HARDEN, Sr.
FOR TAX COLLECTOR
I hereby announce my candidacy
to the voters and taxpayers of Gulf
County for the office of Tax Collec-
tor, offering you si.x years of ex-
perience as license collector and
'inspector and tax collector of the
City of Wewahitchka, the city tax
roll being a true copy of-the county
tax.roll. You are invited.to come
in and examine my present tax re-
cords for your complete satisfac-
tion. I assure you that you will al-
ways be treated in- a courteous
manner and the office will be ma'n-
aged efficiently. .. Your vote and
active support is conscientiously
and earnestly solicited.
SAM P. HUSBAND
MISS AMERICA $q175
17 Jewels U3
PORT ST. JOE FLORIDA
It's Never Over 80 Degrees In... Boyles. Shop In Comfort!
AND SUNDAY SERVICES
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Roy W. Hicks, Student Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Church service. Ser-
mon topic: "God Accepts No Com-
8:00 p. m.-Evening service. Ser-
mon topic: "What the Bible Teaches
Prayer service Wednesday night
at 8 o'clock.
All visitors welcome.
ST. JAF4ES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Harry B. Douglas Jr., Pastor
Fifth Sunday after Trinity
7:30 a. m.-Holy communion and
sermon. Laymen's League meeting
11:00 a. m.-Morning prayer and
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning service.
6:15 p. m.-Training Union.
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
ning at 7:30.
HIGHLAND VIEW METHODIST
Rev. Warren Lindsey, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Worship service.
7:30 p. m.-Sunday school after
M. Y. F. meeting.
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
Fr. Robert O'Sullivan, Priest
Mass the first Sunday of each
month at 8 a. m. Other Sundays at
10:30 a. m.
OVERSTREET BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. John T. Dudley, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
EEir.\ ont welcome.
THE METHODIST CHURCH
Warren Lindsey, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Church school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:30 p. m.-Methodist Youth Fel-
lowship (four groups).
7:30 p. m.-Evening worship.
p. m.; choir rehearsal 8:15 p. m.
We invite everyone to attend all
of out services.
ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH
Oak Grove H. H. Jones, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
7:45 p. m.-Evening worship.
Midweek prayermeeting Wednes-
day at .7:45 p. m.
Young people's service Friday at
7:45 p. m.
Vacationing At Beacon Hill
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Roberts Jr.,
and son Arthur of Jacksonville are
spending their two weeks' vacation
at Beacon Hill with the former's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Rob-
"GIFT OF A LIFETIME"
June Winner Dress Jubilee Mrs. H. W. Starling, Highland View, Fla ... A
Free Dress to some customer every month Ask about our July
Cool Cottons and Rayon Bembergs. .. Sun backs and:
dressy styles in Juniors, Missy and Half Sizes.
Jonathan Logan and Hope Reed
NYLONS..... Now $8.95
New Shipment Cotton
SKIRTS and BLOUSES -- $1.95 up
Sizes ... 32 to 44
One-piece Cottons and Rayon Lastex bought at a
NEW STYLES, COLORFUL ASSORTMENT
:I t1 Cottons, Eyelets, Rayons. 10 dozen just in!
MEN, BETTER HURRY..
. LIMITED QUANTITY .... OVERDUE SHIPMENT ...
100 DuPont NYLON PLISSE SPORT SHIRTS
7? Maize, Tan, Blue. Sizes small, medium, and
large. Cool as a summer breeze. No ironing.
SWe Made A Big Scoop! You've Never
Seen Anything Like It Before!
180 To Sell.... You'll Buy Several!
SMEN'S SPORT SHIRTS
SSolid Rayons .Printed Floral Rayons ....
Solid and printed cottons in the most color-
ful array we've ever shown!
; $1.59 each
S7r for $3.00
Always Something New
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY JULY 11 1952
PAG F T R P, GUI I IDAYIJUL. III195
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, By The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMIhT, Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Floor Man, Columnist,
Reporter, Proof Reader and Bookkeeper
Enterld as s-cond,-cr.lss matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3 18779.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
O3.NE YEAR $3.00 SIX MONTHS $1.50
THREE MONTHS $127.15
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions in adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable $o?
damages further than amount received for such advertisement.
The spoken word is given scant attention; the printed word
is thoughtfully weighed. The spoken word barely sifserts;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country "i Right or Wrong
THE BIG BATTLE LIES AHEAD
Right now is a good time to confess that we
don't know who will be nominated on either the
Democratic or Republican tickets, nor who our
next president will be.
As a commentator on the national scene, such
an admission is probably unique, if not down-
right damaging. But our ideas on whom we
want for president are probably just as combus-
tible as anyone's else.
We want Eisenhower.. We think the nation
needs him desperately at this juncture. But, if
we can't have Ike, we want a Republican presi-
dent, for we seriously question the ability of the
United States to withstand much more Dealing
-New, Fair, Double or Under-the-Table.
With the conventions behind us, there will be
only two kinds of Americans-those who are for
socialism and the Fair Deal, and those who have
the deepest contempt for regimentation and
the editor of The Star belongs to the. latter class,
as you may have gathered from past editorials.
A DISHONEST BILL
'Congress has- voted down a social security bill
which would have increased old age benefits. A
house leader charged that a "pressure campaign"
conducted by the American Medical Association
This was at once answered by the' association
which said: "In all likelihood the increase in old
We seem to remember when a
run in a stocking (especially one
of those slinky nylons) was con-
sidered a minor disaster. And now,
we learn, nylons-with-runs are treas-
ured more than those without! .
We might say there's a run on
runs, as it were.
How come? So the gentler sex
can turn their damaged hosiery into
flowers! 'That's right-nylon
flowers, for corsages and bouton-
nieres, for trimming hats, for hair,
ornaments and for dressing up gift,
packages-are being made like mad
from castoff, re-dyed nylon hose.
And where do we get our infor-
mation? Right from the horse's
ftouth-Miss Ruth Milton, county
home demonstration agent (say,
that doesn't sound just right, does
it? 'Sounds like we might be calling
Ruth a horse. Far from it! She's
really a nice looking filly). Any-
way, it comes right from the ,grass-
ioots where.every farm wife, house
wife and 4-H Club girl has been
brought up to consider waste a sin.
We've seen some of these beau-
tiful flowers, but don't ask us how
'the women make 'em, even though
it's said to be a lot easier than
tying flies, of which we've had con-
siderable experience. We un-
derstand that these nylon flowers
are going to be a new home-craft
feature at the Third Annual Gulf
County Fair next October, and that
the preserves, canned fruits and
vegetables, quilts, dresses, etc., will
have to move over and make room:
An while we men will still go
age benefits would have been voted without
serious opposition if the sponsors of the legisla-
tion had presented an honest bill to achieve that
purpose. The defeat of the bill was due to the
* fact that its sponsors sought to trick their fellow
congressmen by a hidden section in the act, de-
signed to establish a legal basis on which the fed-
eral security administrator could begin to exer-
cise political control over the care of the sick
and the practice of medicine. The bill was not
defeated by the American Medical Association,
but by the aroused members of congress who
had discovered the duplicity of the legislation's
The sponsors tried to slip in a, joker clause
which would have started us along the road to
socialized medicine or government-bossed medi-
cine. The advocates of that haven't been able to
get to first base by direct, forthright methods-
congress is overwhelmingly opposed to turning
the practice of medicine over to the tender mer-
cies of the bureaucrats and machine politicians.
So now there trying deception. In this instance,
the elderly people who receive social security
checks were the victims.
CAN WE STAND MORE 'SALVATION'?
Your friend (he ain't ours) "Rainmaker" Tru-
man admitted in his speech dedicating the Bull
Shoals Dam in Arkansas that he had broken the
88-day drought in that area, as the first rain in
more than a month sprinkled his. 30,000 hearers.
He also admitted with equal modesty that the
New Deal and'Fair Deal' had brought salvation
to this country. These policies, he said, "have
brought us out of the depression. They have en-
abled us to fight and win World War II. And
they are making usable now to be the strong
leaders of the fight for freedom against com-
munism in the world."
He didn't mention the Korean snafu, the loss
of China to communism, our defeat in the estab-
lishment of a workable United Nations, or that
we are no longer powerful enough to protect our
nationals abroad. Nor did he state'the price of
S"national policies, directed to meet human needs
aAd not just to meet private greed"' which is cur-
rently pegged at better than 30 per cent of the
national income, and still producing deficits to
add to a national debt of over $260,000,000,000
on which the taxpayers have to get up more than
$6,000,000,000 a year for interest alone!
for the preserves and fruits, we'll
certainly enjoy our new freedom
from hearing about stocking runs.
We had anticipated spending our
annual two weeks' vacation (July
3, 4, 5 and 6) at Stardust Lodge in-
dulging in fishing, loafing, reading
and sleeping, but we very foolishly
purchased an electric grass cutter
for the purpose of clearing off our
lot on the Dead Lakes at our lei-
sure. Leisure, our foot! .
We had no sooner got to Stardust
Thursday afternoon than our wife
had us "trying out" the hellish con-
traption, and off and on, with the
exception of about six hours Friday
morning when we went fishing, we
were cutting grass and if you
have never tried to cut wiregrass
a foot high and in solid clumps the
size of your two fists, you don't
know what you've missed! .
Well, anyway, we won't have to
worry about that three-quarters' of
an acre of grass for a couple of
Prof. Ellsworth Huntington of
Iale obtained statistics from 41
libraries covering the past 20 years
in an effort to plot the month-by-
month figures of non-fiction circula-
tion for these libraries as a crite-
rionr of mental activity. He found
regular cycles with maximum activ-
ity in late winter or early spring, a
minimum in summer, and a rise
with cold weather.
To make cheese wafers, cream a
three-ounce package of cream
cheese with the yolk of an egg.
Add salt, pepper, and a little grated
onion. Spread one-half inch thick
on wafers, place under the broiler
for a few minutes, and serve very
TO THE EDITOR
Dear Editor Bill--Thanks very
much for the.nice publicity which
you gave "The Southern Pine Story"
in The Star of June 27.
I think- that it behooves every
citizen of Port St. Joe to learn more
about this natural resource that
plays such a vital part in the lives
of so many people, not only in Port
St. Joe but throughout the South-
land. We, of the St. Joe Builders
Supply Company are trying to make
this story available to any and all
who are interested.
I especially appreciate your in-
terest because, as a member of the
trade promotion committee of the
Southern Pine Association, I was
privileged to make my small con-
tribution towards the production of
"The Southern Pine Story."
Very sincerely yours,
Maybe it's on the floor-in your closet...
For every pair of worn shoes you can put
back in service will repay you several dol-
lars in wear at today^c shoe prices.
Pick up that money. Bring in your worn
shoes and let us make tnem lke new
-at litte oit.
THE LEADER SHOE
L. J. HERRING, Owner
Phone..363 Port St. Joe
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Apalachicola Couple Married Here
Representative Jay A. Shuler and
Miss Winnie Dodd, both of Apa-
lachicola, were united in marriage
Tuesday evening at the home of
Mrs. H. C. Whitaker, the Rev. W.
A. Daniel performing the ceremony.
Witnesses to the ceremony were
Mrs. Whitaker and Nelson Rich.
Coleman Tharpe of this city and
Miss Maggie Kemp of Wewahit-
chka were married July 2 at the
courthouse in Wewahitchka, Judge
J. E. Pridgeon performing the cere-
mony. ,Standing up with the couple
were Harry Johnson and Miss Co-
setta Darley of this city.
Born, Friday, July 3, to Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Horton. at a Montgom-
ery, Ala., hospital, a son.
Resignation of Teachers Accepted
At a meeting of the school board
Tuesday in Wewahitchka, resigna-
tions of the following teachers were
accepted: Venice Gainous, Erline
McClellan, Lillian 'Kennington, Ha-
zel Wester, Louise Smith, Mildred
Warren and Delia Mize.
Leave for Blanding
Twenty-two young, men of Gulf
county left Port St. Joe last Friday
for Camp Blanding, being, Ernest L.
Antley, Fario L. Aman, Ivey Atkins,
Daniel D. Arnold, William C. Boze-
man, William A. Brown, William R.
Blount, Charles H. Brammar, Billie
A. Bowen, Ed Champion, Coy R.
Castleberry, Charles F. Doud, Al-
len Fletcher, Allen Fuqua, Ernest
Hoover, Charles H. Lanier,, Frank
M. Rowan Jr., William H. ,Stricling,
Charles H. Scott, William M. Strip-
ling, Aldeen Williams and Aubrey
Postoffice Receipts Increase
Postal receipts of the Port St.
Joe postoffice for the'fiscal year
ended June 30 showed an increase
of $1,087.34 over the" preceding 12
months, according to Postmaster H.
A. Drake. This is an increase of
about 10 per cent.
To avoid a milk surplus in the
spring, large numbers of dafirymen
bred cows to freshen in the fall.
As a result, dairymen have positive
proof that fall freshening is better
than at other times of the year.
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
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Deliveries made to homes by truck every two weeks
e at present, and deliveries will be made every
week in the near future.
YOUR LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR IS .
H RICH'S SUPER-MARKET
He carries this water in stock. You can pick it up there or, if you
care to wait for truck delivery, you can
phone 306 and place your order.
BOTTLED AND DISTRIBUTED BY
A. E. JACKSON & SON, Perry, Florida
We also sell Distilled Water and have a nice line of Water Coolers for sale
BUZZETT'S DRUG STORE
YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS EXPERTLY COMPOUNDED
.FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1952
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF-COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1952
In addition to Inconel and Ni-
monic alloys, International Nickel's
rolling mills are producing malle-
able nickel for such electronic uses
as radio tubes and radar parts, and
substantial quantities of Monel for
condensers, evaporators, salt water
lines, pumps and other naval ap-
When grasses are kept growing,
your pasture produces more feed
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PEOPLE FLEE CITY
(Continued from page 1)
devastation of the plague, life and
business in Apalachicola resumed
its normal aspect, but the glory and
prosperity of St. Joseph were gone
forever. The most remarkable re-
sult of the calamity, besides the
complete ruin of the town, was the
tradition that gradually developed
that the gallant city had been a
place of utter wickedness.
One can guess how this legend
arose. Here there had been a flour-
ishing place which had been crushed
in a most striking manner, as if
by divine wrath. The superficial
analogy of Sodom and Gomorrah,
and other wicked Biblical cities,
was so apparent that the tempta-
tion to use St. Joseph as an object
lesson to worldly-minded, amuse-
ment-loving persons, could not be
resisted. However, the town did
not deserve, any more than other
cities along the Gulf coast, the ap-
pellation of "the wickedest place in
the United States."
SIt had its race track and its pub-
lic houses where alcoholic liquors
were imbibed in quantities; the
sailors coming from all quarters
gave it a rough element; but there
is absolutely no evidence that it
was in any way abnormal in this
respect. In fact, all contemporary
accounts praise the industry and
liberality of its inhabitants. Some
of the mostcultured people of the
lower South lived here, and long
afterwards one of them, the mother
of R. J. Moses, wrote the following
in an almost mystical strain:
"St. Joseph in ruins is more dear
to my heart than any spot of more
worldly grandeur, so peaceful, so
healthful, it seems as if its very re-
pose led me nearer to my God, so
free from conventionalities and re-
straints, so gloriously stamped by
the Finger of God."
(Final installment next week)
IN TAX COLLECTOR RACE
d ,E^ 6
B. B. CONKLIN of this city, who
has entered the race for tax collec-
tor of Gulf county. Mr. Conklin is
well know throughout the county,
having been connected with the
Gulf Hardware & Supply Company
for the past 16 years as auditor. He
is also an expert income tax ac-
countant. Mr. Conklin is a member
of the Ebiscopal Church, has served
as St. Joe city commissioner, mayor
and municipal judge. He is a Ro-
tarian, Odd Fellow and Moose and
is a member of the executive com-
mittee of the Gulf Coast Council,
Boy Scouts, of America. At all times
he has taken an active interest in
civic affairs of the county and city.
Advertising doesn't cost, it PAYS!
GEORGE GASKIN Jr., who has an-
nounced as a candidate for tax
collector of Gulf county, has been
a resident of the county since 1916
and is well known, being connected
with county affairs through his ser-
vice as a school trustee for 10 years
and is at present a member of the
county board of public instruction.
He is, a past president of the We-
wahitchka P.-T. A., a charter mem-
ber of the Wewahitchka Kiwanis
Club, and is a honey producer. He
is a home owner and also owner of
other real property.
Forty-six per cent of Montana
farmers have some irrigation on
TAX COLLECTOR CANDIDATE
CLYDE BOZEMAN, 36, of Wewa-
hitchka, who has entered the race
for county tax collector, is a high
school graduate, married and the
father of two sons. He is a veteran
of World War II with 43 months of
active service. Clyde, who is a bee-
keeper and home owner, is a mem-
ber of the Wewahitchka First Bap-
tist Church, a member of the We-
wahitchka Masonic lodge and is a
past commander of the Grier-King
Post, American Legion.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sheffield and
son Jackie and Mrs. H. E. Rich at-
tended the funeral of Mrs. Emm'a
Williams near Iron City, Ga., on
Friday, July 4.
Prove Doge Value the
*SHOW DOWN' WAY
Corner Baltzell Ave. and 4th St.
Port St. Joe, Florida
A tall, cold glass of Borden's
Bassett Dairies Buttermilk is
a deep-down refresher. Low
in heat-generating calories,
it cools you as you drink it
and keeps you cool for a long
time. Brimful of healthful
minerals and proteins. Use
it for drinking and cooking.
AT YOUR i
Gulf County Distributor
t's easy to make your own weather. A room
air conditioner is the answer. With a twist of
the wrist you can dial away sizzling summer
heat and enjoy refreshing a i r conditioned
There's a model to fit every need .. and the
operating costs are surprisingly low. No instal-
Slation problem, just plug it in.
SSee your dealer NOW! Let him show you how
to beat the heat this summer.
410hIDAPOW[RC ] IR IIAI [
Sthe week-end in DeFuniak Springs Two Gulf County Youths MINUTES OF BOARD OF PUBLIC and upon vote all members voted Aye.
INSTRUCTION Moved by Gaskin," seconded by Crorton
*with the latter's mother, Mrs. T J. Cm ,and carried, that the architects draw up con-
HIGHLAND VIEW NEWS later's moher, r. J. To Attend Forestry Camp Wewahitchka, Florida tract with Model Homes, I c., and board of
W. Wootn. June 26, 1952 public instruction for works above.
By MAJRERGRton ....d The Board of Public Instruction of Gulf ,Meeting -with the board were-the follow-
By MARJORIE ROGERS Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson and Bill Roemer and Charles Wit county, lorida, meton-the above dateini:Stwart Morrison, .P. il-
children of Chattanooga, Tenn., special session, with the following present bert, J. M. Revell and Mr ,_ contra-
'field of Wewahitchka, members of and acting: Fennon Talley, chairman, Georg tos, and Roy F. Irwin from the St. Joe Pa-
The Arribelle DuBose Girls' Aux spent the holiday weekend here Glf county Future Farmers of Gaki Jr., Neva H. Croxton, J. H. Greer per Company.
Ter' Mr and the Gulf county Futre Farmers of andJ. A Whitfield, members. There being no further business to come
liary of the Highland View Baptist with the latter's parent; Mr. and America chapter, will be among the The superintendent was also present and before them, they did then adjourn to meet
a, acting, again in regular session on July 8, 1952.
Mission met Monday of last week Mrs. W. A. Griffin ad family 120 boys attending the 18th annual The board met in special session .for. the FENNON TALLEY,
and dMr. and Mrs. Jim Godwin and forestry training camp to be held purpose of receiving bids and awarding con- Attest: Chairman.
and discussedfamily desire to thank all other camp to be heltracts for alterations to the Port St. Joe ele- THMAS A. OWENS, Superintendent.
G. A.camp opening July 7. Present July 13 to 19 by the Florida Forest mentary school and two classroom additions
r. A. camp opening Juy c rsel friends nd neighbors for the many to the Port St. Joe high school. NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME
were Mrs. Jerry Ingram, counselor, Service at Camp O'Leno State Park Invitations for bids had been sent .to Notice is hereby given that the under-
S, aa kindnesses shown them during the Model Homes, Inc., Revell, Revell, Cross & signed, pursuant to the "Fictitious Name
and eight members,death of their daughter near high springs. Hawkins, H. & II. Construction Company, Statute," Chapter No. 20953, Laws of Flor-
tricia Ingram, Valeria Roberts, Jean ilness'aHeld in co-operation with the Gunn Construction, Neal Construction Corn- ida, 1941, will register with the Clerk of
Sand sister. pany, Fleming Construction Company and the Circuit Court,. in and for Gulf County,
Whitfield, Barbara Gay, Patsy Dan- rs. m C n a state department of vocational ag- Hall Construction Company. Florida, upon receipt of proof of the publi-
lels, Glenda Burke and Mary Cox. Ms m angton and mn, the camp is The board received bids from Revell, Rev- cation of this notice, the fictitious name,
Sin Panama Cit, Cross & Hawkins, Bristol, Florida, for to-wit: MILADY'S BEAUTY SALON, under
All girls 9 to 16 are invited to at- we condensed course in practical for- $56,614.00, and from Model Homes, Inc., which I am engaged in business in the city
A GAwith Mr. and M rs. Dalton Gross. n s Port St. Joe, Florida, for $48,360.66. of Port St. Joe, Florida.
tend G. A. on Mondays at 4 o'clock estry principles and practices for Moved by Gaskin, seconded by Greer, that 7-11 8-1 Mrs. George W. Cooper.
at the Baptist MissionElbert Senterfitt spent last week FFA boys. the bid from Model Homes, Inc, be accepted First publication July 11, 1952.
The Highland View Assembly of in Freeport with his cosin Don Among donors to the 1952 camp N TICE
nell Davis. Notice is hereby given that the following described lands will be sold at public auction
God Church wishes to announce are the St. Joe Paper Company and on the 5th day of August A. D. 1952;; before the Municipal Building door at Port St..Joe,
iliar of he Highland View Baptist Mr. and rs. M. P. Gentry and the St JoeLumer & Export Co- County of Gulf, State of Florida, at 12:00 noon, to pay the amount due for taxes herein
att children spent the Fourth of July set opposite to the same, together with all costs of such sale and advertising.
signed as pastor and that Rev. Ce- pany. 8-1 B. H. DICKENS, Jr., City Treasurer and Collector, City 6f Port St. Joe, Florida.
el e holiday in Wewahitchka with Mr. Total Total Taxes
l Miles of Graceville will take Description: Sec. Twp. R. W Owner Taxes and Costs
r theand Mrs. Otto Lister. On Vacation CITY OF PORT ST. JOE ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL MAP--
over the pulpitoh.sMr. and Mrs. P. G. Thorpe and Lot 10, Block 47 ...... 1 8 11 G. B. Sheffield .....$603.94 $60424
Fred Taylor has returned to sea Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hammock Lot 4, Block 52....... 1 8 11 G. B. Sheffield .... 27.25 27.55
Daughters spent the holiday in We- and children expect t leave Mon- Lot 6 Block 52 ..... 1 8 11 G. B. Sheffield .. .. 5.29 35.59
as a member of the merchant ma- m and chlden expect to leave Mon- Lot 5, Block 61 .......12 8 11 J. L. Hughes ....... 25.12 25 42
rine after a few days' visit here. waitcka wit Mrs. orpes m day for a two weeks' vacation in Lots and 3, Block 66.. 12 8 1 W.H.Woodwad Estate 9.1 9.43
their, Mrs. Jess Rhames. Lots 9 and 11, Block 66.. 12 8 11 W. H. Wood'ward Estate 9.13 9.43
Mir. and Mrs. J. M. Johnson and e, M es a Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale and ST. JOSEPH'S ADDION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA-
a l of la se th ,, Mr. and Mrs. Vester Burke and J s i r La rl ni Lots 33 andl 34, Hlock 78 1 8 11 S. A. Barrett, Jdr..... 12.571 12.87
family of Clarksville spent the hol- B other east and south Florida points. LT OF PORT ST. JOE ACCORDING TO FICIAL MAP-12.7. 12.8
day w d he wih tir s daughter spent the holiday in Loni- Lot 22, Block 1001 .... 2 8 11 Dan Hodrick ...... 115.96 116 26
and family dfay with Mrs. Burke's parents. N O T I C E Lot 21, Block 1003 .... 2 8 11 D. F. Battle .......31.56 31.86
and family, r. and Mrs. MallieStrange and Notice is hereby given that there has been Lots 21 and 23, Blk. 1006 1 8 11 )D. F. BaBlee ....... 82.83 83.13
Johe submitted to the City Commission a com- MILLVIEW ADDITION OF THE CITY OF PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA: UNIT No. ONE-
S lo m b to children and Mrs. P. G. Strange prehensive plan for the zoning of the City of Lots 9. 11, 13 and 15,
We welcome back to our com- t I 't St. Joe, Florida, in accordance with Block 1007 ... 35 7 11 G. B. Sheffield .... 564.42 565.62
S, pent the week-end in St. Peters- Section 22 of Chapter 27833 of the Acts of i Lots 10, 12, 14 and 16,
unity from Albany, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hen 5 of thie Legislature of the State of Block 1007 .. 35 7 11 G. B. Sheffield ..... 437.43 438.63
Mrs. D. W. Zorn and children. burg with Mr. and Mrs. J B e Florida Lots 17 and 19, Blk. 1007 36 7 11 Auzie Colbert ..... 108.06 108.36
ing and family. Said Ordinance No. 133X being an amend- Lots 3 and 4, Block 1012 36 7 11 'Auzie Colbert ...... 66.33 66.63
The Misses Patsy and June Caro- Mr. H d ment to Ordinance No. 24X which ordinance Lot 6, Block 1012 .... 36 7 11 Lemon Butts, Jr.. .. 14:13 14.43
SMr. and Mrs. Howard Canington is the zoning ordinance of Port St. Joe. Said ST. JOE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION OF THE CITY OF PORT SIT. JOE-
lyn Coker are visiting in Starke and children spent the week-end in Ordinance No. 133 was itrodued in the Lot 8, Block A ........ 1 8 11 J B. Bender .......12.30 12.60
with their aunt and uncle, Mr. and t City Commission and read its first time at' Lots 13 and 15, Block B 1 8 11 George Davis ....... 16.23 16.53
Mrs. H. M. Wi s, a er-i Carrabelle with the latter's mother. a meeting of the City Commission held on Lot 24, Block B ...... 1 8 11 J. B. Bender ....... 1.66 1,96
Mrs. H. Williams, and siter-in- Clyde Rich and -July 3, 1952, and notice is hereby given
lawMrs. H. M. Williams, and sister-in- 'Mr. and rs. Clyde Rich and fam- that a public hearing on said proposed r-
brand.new nephew who has not yet ily spent their vacation in St. Au- dinapce No. 133X will be held by the City
brand new nephew who has not yet Commission at 8:00 o'clock p. min. Tuesday,
been named. gustine with relatives. July 15, 1952, at the City Hall in said City
Storey and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Williamson and of Port St. Joe, at which time and place any
Mr. and Mrs. T. E, Storey and and all persons desiring to present any iiat-
daughters spent the holiday week- ters for or against such proposed Ordinance
children of Arlington, Va., spent the No. 133X for the consideration of the City
end in Starke with Mr. and Mrs. Commission may be heard. Said Ordinance
holiday week-end here with Mr. and No. 1335 and the official zone plan are on
Mrs. J. H. Storey and family. HM. Williams. file in the office of the City Auditor anid
;Mr'S. L. H. Kelley and grand- Clcrk fror public examination.
James Lige Wood of Honolulu, Witness my hand and the official seal of
daughter, Miss Martha Ray, spent the City of Port St. Joe, Florida, this 3rd
community who has beent away i the holiday in Virian with Mr. and day of July, A. D. 152. DICKENS, Jr
S .. .Mrs. Richard Lewis and family. (SEAL) City Auditor and Clerk.
years has returned for a zo-day va-
cation with relatives and friends.
He wishes to see all his old pals
and buddies while he is here.
2Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cumbie and
children and J. W. Cumbie spent
Saturday in Panama City.
Mr. and Mrs. Angus Harrelson
and children of Niceville spent the
holiday week-end here with Mr. and
Mrs. Chester Adams.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Williams and
children are spending their vaca-
tion in Miami with relatives.
Mri. and Mrs. J. R. Hewett spent
Mr. and Mrs. E. Y. Cowart had as
their guests during the Fourth of
July holidays Capt. R. W. Cowart
and family of. Fort Bragg; ,N. C.,
S/Sgt. Claude Cowart and family,
Carl Cowart and family and Miss
Viola Teagu'e, all of Macon, Ga., Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth Roberts and chil-
dren of Apalachicola, and Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Herring aind- baby of
Brewton, Ala. Mr. Herring is the
brother of Mrs. R. W. Cowart.
Phone 326, Day or Night
601 LONG AVENUE
Port St. Joe Florida
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country, waiting around to get your car fixed up. If
you have a car that may give you trouble or that
is getting a little old why not come into Garraway's
and select one of the fine USED CARS that we have
in stock? Many of these cars are so recent from the
*new car showrooms that you can hardly tell 'em from
new except the "price. HERE IS WHERE YOU
SAVE A LOT OF MONEY! We trade quick and
your present car and only a few dollars per month will
get you a dandy late model Used Car.
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
Phone 388 24-Hour Wrecker Service Port St. Joe
HARDEN'S DAIRY, Gulf County Distributor
FRI.DAY, JULY 1-1,1952
THE-SAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIC-MINDED. The Human Rac
By MARTHA COSTIN 5AM 5CATBACK MAKES
Ruth Coe, George Hill and Bill HM OM 7 H
Rich were the lucky students of the HOME FROM THE SHOP E
Port St. Joe high school to repre- IN IS& MINUTE5 FLAT'
sent this city at Girls' and Boys'
State held in Tallahassee and spon- -
sored by the Aemrican Legion, De- *
apartment of Florida. They were
chosen on the basis of leadership,
character and citizenship.
These three young people took
an active part in the mock repre-
sentation of our government. They
elected city and state officials and
held major jobs, being sworn in by S-
the chief justice of the supreme
court of Florida.
Miss Coe held some very import-
ant city jobs and was also a mem-
ber of the house of representatives
and was chairman of the commit-
tee on finances and taxation.
George Hill was on the city coun-
il and was a member of the state
senate which, after much debate, ANP WHAT POE5 OUR
decided to give financial aid to 'HERO PO WITH THE MINUTE
mental and physical patients. Bill AND A HALF HE SAVES ?
Rich served as city commissioner. -lVE A LOOK
The delegates said that their only
regret was that every boy and girl
in the state of Florida did not have 7
the opportunity to spend one week
learning of the functions of our
These youths are truly civic-
LAST RITES FOR ROY EVANS Attending Evans Funeral
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Evans and
(Continued from page 1). Miss Martha Oluich of this city and
additional training prior to being J. C. Evans Jr., of Panama City are
sent overseas in January of 1951. in Vernon, Ala., today to attend the
He landed Jin Pusan.on January 21, funeral services of Roy "Buddy"
1951. and was reported killed in ac- Evans.
Patient At Hospital
Mrs. C; R. Garraway, mother of
Charlie Garraway, is a patient at
the local hospital.
3 1b. can 71c
2 Ibs. 29c
No. 2 can 9c
PORK & BEANS
IN TOMATO SAUCE
1 b. can 10c
Half or Whole
321 Reid Avenue
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
Graveside services were held last
Friday. afternoon at Shiloh Ceme-
tery, near Wewahitchka, for Mrs.
Nancy Weeks, 40, wife of E. E.
,Weeks, who died Wednesday night
of last week .in her home at Sinm
mons Bayou following a protracted
The services were conducted by
Rev. Walter Pitts, with the Com-
forter Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements. Pallbearers were W.:
R. Maddox, Charlie Marlow, Joel A.
Harris, Mitchelf Pitts, John Good-
man and John D. Strain.
In addition to her husband, Mrs.
Weeks is survived 'by four daugh-
ters, Mrs. Frances Cady of Miami,
Mrs. J. H. Lytle, Sybil and Gail
Weeks, all of Simmons Bayou; two
sons, James and Jerry Weeks of
Simmons Bayou, and her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Barfield of'
Frank B., Whitfield, 79, died last
Friday night in Overstreet at the
home of his grandson, Lawson Ben-
ton. He was born in Wewahitchka
and had made his home at Over-
street for more than 50 years.
In addition to his widow, Mrs.
Laura Whitfield, deceased is sur.
vived by two daughters, Mrs. Ola
Denton of Panama City and Mrs.
Lilla Idom of Highland View, and
three opns, Roy B. Whitfieldoof We-
wahitchka and C. F. and Ted L.
Whitfield of Highland View. In'ad-
dition there are 22 grandchildren
and 19 great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at
Pleasant Rest Cemetery, Overstreet,
Sunday afternoon with Rev. John
T. Dudley of the Beacon Hill Bap-
tist Church officiating. The Com-
forter Funeral Home of this city
was in charge of arrangements.
FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1952
AT SR GE7AiW 9 .OA
Some superstitious Chinese believe
that eating of dogs' flesh gives
courage. They use asbestos, moths,
snakeskins, seal kidneys, powdered
crabs, foui-legged ducks and two-
headed turtles in their medicines.
To cure malignant fevers, they
sometimes swallow powdered rhi-
noceros horns or pills made with
tiger whiskers. .
Spend Fourth Week-end Here
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Wiley and
son Bobby of Bainbridge, Ga., spent
the Fourth of July week-end here
with Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Williams.
'Mrs. Ella G. Chafin, of' Wewahit-
chka was the week-end guest of
Mrs. Madaleine E. Whitaker at Bea-
Visit IR Marianna
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Rich and son
David spent Sunday in Marianna
with Mrs. Rich's sister and family,
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hill.
Visiting In Louisiana
Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Farmer and
children left Sunday on a two-week
vacation to be spent in Alexandria,
FOR SALE-6 ft. 1947 Firestone
refrigerator, excellent condition.
Also uprigh piano, fair condition.
needs tuning. Phone 273W. 7-18*
FOR SALE-5-room house at 1023
Long Avenue; already financed,
low monthly payments. Telephone
146-W, Port St. Joe. 7-4c
FOR SALE-House trailer. Sleeps
3; gas stove and ice box. Cheap.
See E. C. Harden, Wewahitchka,
MIMEO PAPER-8V2x11 and 8%x
S:14 mimeograph paper in stock at
all, times. The Star. tf
.APARTMENTS FOR RENT
FOR RENT- Two-bedroom unfur-
nished apartment. See Mrs. Saun-
ders Chitty, 110 Hunter's Circle.
Phone 341-W. 7-11 2tc
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-Black fiest dog, four white
feet, white *breast and white tip
on end'of tail; lost in front of St.
Joe Hardware. Reward. Pete Ivey,
Rt, 3, Port St. Joe, Fla. .7-18*
WANTED-Man or woman seeking
financial security to sell nation-
ally advertised Watkins Products.
See or write your Watkins dealer,
W: L. Burkett, P. O. Box 482, Port
St. Joe, Florida. / 6-13tfc
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 NO.
22, 1. 0. 0. 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
.:A meetings 2nd and 4th Frl-
adays ebch month, 8:00 p. n%
/*Y\ Members urged to attend;
visiting brothers welcome. N. E.
Dees, W. M.; G. C..Adkins, Sec;
SAMARITAN LODGE No. 40, I. 0.
0. 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 BJount, V. G.; Theodore
THE LOW DOWN
---- -from ---
Editar The Starr:
As I ambles around, here and
there, on Reid Ave and off, and
lissen to the pros and cons on poli-
tiks-and then put 2 and 2 together
-I konkludes that too menny can-
didates bigger the avruge voter
ain't sech a hot sketch. Too menny
of our Big Talkers bigger "onct a
sukker, always, a sukker" they
no we bin votin' like a yokel 'fer.
menny a moon now. Also they don't
ketch on that a wurm kin turn.
Also they don't no that a -loistrus
few-with a persunel ax to grind-
ain't the avruge, substanshul citi-
The avruge substanshul citizun
airs his vues and gripes to his nay-
bor-he don't hop the buss and hed
fer Washungtun Ks does the guy or
dame who sez he or she represents
the 'folks bak home who want
bigger Govt.-bigger labur bosses-
bigger and better dams-schools
bossed by the Govt.-mor farm
floors. Fakt is, the folks bak home
ain't never seed and don't even
know the guy or* dame who sez
they ;bleed fer the home folks. \
So I deduck -finally, and this
yeer-the sukker shoe is on the
uther foot. The folks bak home is
gonna lower the boom on Big Govt.
That's whut I picks up on my here
and thpre lissenin'. This coming' au-
tumn will tell who is the yokel and
Yours with the low down,
Let's Look At the Record
Says Retail Association
Gives County-By-County Breakdown
of Florida's Potential and Ac-
tual Vote In 1948 Election
The Star is in receipt of a com-
plete county by-county 'breakdown
of Florida's potential and actual
vote in the 1948 presidential elec-
tion from the Florida State Retail-
ers Association. This timely data
is the backdrop for the organiza-
tion's intensive state-wide "Get Out
the Vote" campaign already under
The statistics show that while
registered voters numbered 1,000,-
503, only 577,763 votes were cast in
the 1948 election. Actually, only
38.8% ot persons over 21 cast bal-
In the county analysis, Gadsden
county was at the bottom of the
list in percentage of eligible voters
who cast 'ballots. Only half of the
registered voters went to the polls
and only 14.3% of eligible voters
did so. Union county, next to last
on the list came through with 19.5%
of all persons over 21 going to the
polling places. Of Gulf county's po-
tential 3,835 potential voters over
21, 1,574 went to the polls for a per-
centage of 41.1; actual number of
registered voters was 3,378.
'Strange as it may seem, Talla-
Hassee and Leon county staged the
third poorest "good citizenship"
perofrmance. Of Leon county's 16,.
000 registered voters, only 6,106
persons cast 'ballots in the 1948
presidential election. Only 22.1% of
all eligible voters bothered to ex-
ercise their right of. franchise in
the county which is the seat of
Florida's state government.
In contrast, Mayo and Lafayette
counties took top honors, with a
score of 62.1%. Cross City and Dixie
county were a close second with
Send The Star to a, friend.
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Illness Interrupts Vacation
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Minus, of Fort
Wentworth, Ga., in St. Joe on.yaca-,
tion to enjoy the fishing, had their
plans disrupted when Mrs." Minus
was, taken by illness and is now a
patient at the Port St. Joe Munici-
pal Hospital. .:1er many friends
wish her a speedy recovery.
Here From Tennessee
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Antley and
baby of Memphis, Tenn., are spend-
ing a week with Mr. and Mrs. E. L.
Antley of White City.
Spending Furloughs With Parents
Cpl. Cleve Newsome, who is sta-
tioned at Fort Meade, Mo., and Sgt.
Tom, Newsome of Tyndall Field,
aie home on 10-day furloughs with
their parents, Mr. anzd Mrs. Bill
Newsome of White City.
Visitors From Pennsylvania
The Misses Georgiana Marincich
and Liz Gentile of Farrell, Pa., are
spending a two weeks' vacation
with Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Evans and
family and visiting the former's sis-
ter, Miss Martha Oluich.
Enjoy Fourth At Wimico
rMr. and Mrs. Albert F. Yates and
children of Tallahassee spent the
Fourth of July holiday with Mrs.
Yates' parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. C.
Prince, at Wimico Lodge.
Visiting In Alabama
Mrs. Paul Blount is expected to
return home tomorrow from Opp,
Ala., where she has been visiting'
with her parents.
A hippopotamus may be 14 feet
long and weigh three tons.
7.50-20 10 Ply TRANSPORT HEAVY DUTY TIRES ---$-80.30
8.25-0 1:0 Ply TRANSPORT HEAVY DtY TIRES __-- 95.40
9.00-20 12 Ply TRANSPORT HEAVY DUTY TIRES ------14.95
10.00-20 12 Ply TRANSPORT HEAVY DUTY TIRES ---- 145.85
All Prices Plus Federal Tax
8.25-20 10 Ply CHAMPION HEAVY DUTY TIRE ------ $70.80
Plus Federal Tax
FLEET OPERATORS GET FURTHER DISCOUNTS. Check with us for prices.
6.70-15 FULL CAP TIRES Firestone Guaranteed ------$10.90
7.10-15 FULL CAP TIRES Firestone Guaranteed --- 11.75
7.60-15 FULL CAP TIRES Firestne Gu6iranteed ------ 13.00
You Keep Your Old Tire, or We Will Allow You $3.00 for Your Old Tire If Recdppable.
PASSENGER CAR TIRES!
Yes, we have ALL sizes. White Sidewall Tires, too.
FIRESTONE HOME & AUTO SUPPLY STORE
B. W. EELLS, Owner Phonel00
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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