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VOLUME XV Single Copy,Sc PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1952 $3.00 Per Year NUMBER 50
Shot Down In Gulf
Fired On By Pilot of Fighter;
Two Survivors Picked Up
Off Port St. Joe
An Eglin Air Force Base B-17
bomber with eight crew members
was shot down Monday morning in
the Gulf of Mexico about 40 miles
off Port St. Joe by a radar-equipped
F-86B all-weather jet fighter piloted
by Col. Arthur R. DeBolt of Colum-
The four-enrgined B-17 was acting
as a director for a radio-controlled
B-17 drone, which was to have been
the jet's target. But the 600-mile-
an-hour jet, which seeks its target
by radar, fired on the directing B-17
instead of the drone, which was
trailing about a mile and a half.
Pilots in the area at the time
said.the B-17 "caught fire and blew
into pieces in a very few minutes."
Their reports as to the number of
parachutes seen varied from one
Planes from navy and 'air force
bases at Tyndall, Biloxi, Miss., St.
Petersburg, PensaCola and Eglin
Field, as well as coast guard, air
force and navy boats joined in the
search and two survivors were
cip ked up Tuesday by the min
Lnu Lriggr, U1 1t
termeasure station at Panama City. -which he didn't, naturally.
They were on-a life raft dropped Meanwhile, the police car went
over the spot Monday where the merrily on its way-from Fourth to
huge bomber went down in -50 feet Fifth Streetf'~"d'4'ided up by knock;.-
of water. ing down a highway marker and a
'The two men, S/Sgt. Charles D. couple of rails off the fence around
Jones Jr., of Meridian, Miss., and the city park.
*A2C Peter R. Rosing of Ingleside, Leroy Stokes, who took no part
Ill., were brought to Tyndall Field in the activities, who booked for
for treatment. They had been on trial in city court but failed to put
the raft from 11 a. m .Monday un- (Continued on page 8)
til 9:15 a. m. Tuesday. Rosing suf- -----
fered severe burns as he bailed out
of the bomber after the rockets hit
it. Jones appeared to be suffering
only from exposure.
A navy flying boat from Pensa-
cola, which had joined the search,
was forced down by engine trouble,
landing in St. Joseph's Bay, and
taxied in to shore at Highland View
where it was still moored as The
Star went to press.
Hart Moves Store
To New Location
Revival To Open September
7th At Presbyterian Church
Dr. M. A. DuRant, pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church of Mari-
anna, will conduct a week of spe-
cial revival services in the Port St.
Joe First Presbyterian Church be-
ginning Sunday evening, Septem-
ber 7, and continuing through Fri-
day. September 12.
"Dr. DuRant is well known and
esteemed as a preacher, a pastor
and a man of God throughout this
presbytery and synod of our church,'
Working feverishly Wednesday says Roy W. Hicks, pastor of the
afternoon and far into the night,' local church. "He is also recognized
Parker Hart this week moved his as a leader in a number of civic or-
market frdm its previous location ganizations.
near the A&P store to the Cor- "The public is cordially invited
fbrter building on Reid Avenue op- to all of these services. Many of
posite Durel Brigman's Modern you from other churches know and
Furniture Company. love Dr. DuRant-you are invited
The. establishment, which special- to come and help us in these ser-
izes in choice western meats, is vices."
under the operation of Pete Wilson. Dr. DuRant will preach each eve-
The name has also been changed ning during the six days with ser-
from the City Market to the White vices beginning at 8 o'clock.
House City Market., -.
Read the bargains offered in this Children Visit
issue of The Star and then drop by Mr. and M. ve Smith had as
to look over Parker's new store. M .
their guests last week their chil-
dren and families, as follows: Mr.
Visitors From Minnesota and Mrs. Doyle H. Smith of Brook-
Miss Frances Smith had as her lyn, N. Y., Mrs. C. C. McCoy and
guests last week Miss June Baum- children of Pascagoula, Miss., and
gart and Miss Bernice Herishka of Mr. and Mrs. Talmon H. Smith of
Owatona, Minn. These young ladies Panama City.
rSeRrned to their home in the North ----- --
Monday. Return From Vacation
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Owens have
Return To Home In North returned from a vacation in Chil-
IMr. and Mrs. Doyle Smith, ac- dersburg, Ala., with thier daughter
companies by Mrs. Talmon Smith, and family, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Mc-
left last Friday to return to their Gill Jr. They also visited the Little
home in Brooklyn, N. Y. Mrs. Tal- White House at Warm Springs and
mon Smith will visit with relatives with relatives in Lake City and Pa-
and friends in Milford, Conn. latka, Fla.
Two Youths Give Chief
Of Police Rough Time
Arrested for Public Drunkenness,
They Attempt To Beat Him
With His Own Gun
Two Pensacola youths picked up
Saturday afternoon by Chief of Po-
lice Buck Griffin on a charge of
drunkenness, gave the officer a
rather rough few minutes as well
as several cuts and bruises.
The two, Leroy and Jimmy H.
Stokes, brothers, were picked up
by Griffin on Monument Avenue at
Tomlinson's Gulf station and placed
in the back seat of the police car.
On the way to the city jail, Jimmy
reached over the back seat and
grabbed Griffin's gun in a holster
on his hip. The holster with the
gun in it, unsnapped from his belt,
and as Griffin turned to see what
it was all about, Jimmy struck him
below the left ear with the hol-
stered gun, the leather breaking the
force of the blow.
Chief Griffin turned loose of the
steering wheel and went over the
back of the front seat to tangle
with his two prisoners, grabbing
the gun with his left hand and get-
ting the hammer between the loose
skin between his thumb and fore-
finger, Jimmy having worked the
gun from the holster. With his right
hand, Griffin turned the gun on the
young man, who had his finger on
thA trl-iPO-per and told him i to shootr
irom a metropolitan area, main-
itaining, that the project here was
S[an isolated project. -
Race. The contractors contended Port
St. Joe was not isolated and re-
fused to pay the travel allowance,
Four After Nedley's Seat and One which would have been retroactive
which would have been retroactive
Opposing Chandler; Today Is
Opposing Chandler; Today s for almost a year. The Mobile local
Last Day To Register .then drew the workers off the job
and established the picket line.
Six candidates waited until al- _____
most the last minute before quali-
fying with City Clerk Ben Dickens DRDGING SCHEDULED
for the two seats to be made va- Word received Thursday from the
for t'he two seats to .be made va- U. S. Corps of Engineers, Atlanta,
cant on the city commission with U. S- Corps of engineers, Atlanta,
expiration of the terms of Franklin Ga., states that included in the pro-
W. Chandler and I. C. Nedley. gram for maintenance work. on
S wa eeed Chandler and river and harbor and flood control
As was expected, Chandler and
Nedley are seeking re-election with projects authorized for the coming
Nedley being opposed by Ralph A. fiscal year is dredging at Port St.
watt Jack Fowler and Joe. No mention was made whether
Sin St. Joseph's Bay or the Gulf
Howell. Chandler is getting off in t Jose's Bay or the Gulf
light, having only Doc R. E. King county or intracoastal canal.
seeking his scalp.
Today is the last day for quali- To Get Polio Checkup
fied voters residing within the city Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Poitevint and
to register if they desire to partici- children left last Friday for Jack-
pate in the election, which will be sonville from whence Mr. Poitevint
held on Tuesday, September 9. As and son Neil left Sunday for the
we went to press there was a total DuPont Foundation in Wilmington,
of 787 voters registered. Del., where Neil went for a check-
up, having been a polio patient
On Vacation there last year. The Poitevints re-
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Burch and son turned home Wednesday and Neil
Gregory left Saturday on a week's remained at Wilmington.
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Return Home After Visit Here
Mrs. Esther Cotton and Mrs. Bill
Chestnut returned to their homes
in Panama City today after a visit
of several days here with Mr. and
Mrs. John Beasley Jr. Mrs. Chest-
nut also visited her husband's par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Chestnut,
at Highland View.
Return To Jacksonville
Mrs. Walter Roberts Jr., and chil-
dren, who have been the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Roberts in their
home at Beacon Hill, returned to
their home in Jacksonville Wed-
Mother and Sister Visit
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Chandler
had as their guests the past week-
end the former's mother and sister,
Mrs. R. A. Chandler of Holt, Ala.,
and Mrs. Cecil McLean and sons of
the Panama Canal Zone.
In School Enrollment
Principals of Local Schools
Well Pleased With Facili-
ties for Coming Term
Practically all of the school chil-
dren attending the Port St. Joe
schools showed up Monday morn-
ing for registration for the 1952-53
school term, according to local
school officials. Quite a number are
still away on vacation, but will be
on hand when the doors open Mon-
Principal H. F. Ayers of the high
school informs us that 321 students
registered Monday and that he an-
ticipates this total to be increased.
Number of pupils in attendance at
the close of the 195-52 school term
Mr. Ayers says prospects look
good for an excellent school year
Federal Payroll Iron Workers End
Hits New Peak Strike On Mill Job
Hits New Peak
J More Than 500 Men Return To Job
As Picket Line Is Removed
Number of Employes Goes At Paper Company Plant
On Up Despite 'Cut-
ting To the Bone' Picket lines were removed Mon-
S'day from the St. Joe Paper Com-
I pany's mill ending a 53-day strike
Congress recently waved the fa- I by
time, actually did some chopping 000,000 expansion project of the
with it. Orators shouted that an coman
ever-growing army of bureaucrats S. E. Liles Jr., executive vice-
was bankrupting the country. Or- president of the Tidewater Con-
dinary citizens like you and the ed- struction Company, contractors on
itor of The Star groaned as they the job, stated in Norfolk, Va., that
paid the bill in their income taxes, the decision to end the strike was.
And yet upward and still up- made last Friday. Some 500 other
ward creeps the multi-billion-dollar workers on the project had honored
federal payroll to a new post-World Ithe ironworkers' picket line and a
War II peak of 2,596,690 employes number of them had left the city
drawing a total of approximately to go to jobs elsewhere.
$9,500,000,000 in salary and wages. According to Liles, the strike
This was an increase of 112,999 ended when headquarters of the
employes in 12 months. ironworkers' union at St. Louis,
I And, barring an unexpected halt Mo., decided it was in error in de-
in the rearmament program, the handing a $2-per-day travel allow-
end Is not in sight, dance to Apalachicola for the work-
As of June 30, the end of the ers, and instructed the local at Mo-
past fiscal year, one out of every bile, Ala., to have the men return
38 citizens of the United States 21 to work, much to the gratification
years of age or older, was working of local businessmen.
for the governmennt-working, that The strike began June 30 when
is, as a civilian (these figures don't the irownorkers and the contractors
include men and women in military disagreed on the travel allowance.
uniform). They do, however, in- The workers contended they were
elude civilian employes of the vari- entitled to the allowance, which is
ous armed forces: and that's where applicable when they are working
(Continued on page 6) on an isolated project removed
Mr. Richards is highly, pleased
SitIll I hr t i o new .. l.:-*..*, .j bi..'-
have been added and states that
they will be ready for occupancy
come Monday morning. However,
he states that the two wash rooms
have not yet been completed due
to lack of fixtures, but that they.
will be ready for use shortly. A
new heating system has been in-
stalled which, he says, should pro-
vide adequate heat this winter. The
building has also been reroofed.
d Daniel Temkin, music director, is
Also expecting to have a most suc-
cessful year, and states that a few
instruments are still available. Stu-
dents from the elementary school
attending band classes in the new
band room will be furnished trans-
(Continued on page 8)
St. Joe Sharks Have Ten
Grid Games On Schedule
The St. Joe high Sharks have 10
games scheduled for the football
season this year, five away from
home and five to be played here,
Sept. 19-Quincy, there.
Sept. 26-Apalachicola, here.
Oct. 3-Bristol, there.
Oct. 10-Bay High Junior Var-
Oct. 17-Vernon, here.
Oct. 24-Walton, there..
Oct. 31-Blountstown, here.
Nov. 7--Graceville, there.
Nov. 14-Bonifay, here.
Nov. 21-Frink, here.
Service Officer Coming
Veterans of this section who need
assistance in obtaining benefits un-
der the GI bill, may receive guid-
ance from Preston L. Nicholas, as-
sistant state service officer, who
will be at the St. Joe city hall on
Monday, September 8, from 8:30
to 11 a. m.
Return Te Home In Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Donaldson left
last Friday to return to their home
in Chicago, Ill., after a delightful
ten-day visit with Mr. and Mrs. G.
S. Croxton in their home at White
Six Candidates in
vacation ntrougn Georgia, Nortn
and South Carolina and Tennessee.
Stores of City To Be
Closed Labor Day
The city of Port St. Joe will be
closed down tight next Monday
in observance of Labor Day, and
housewives are urged to do their
shopping today and tomorrow in
order not to be caught with their
pantry shelves' and refrigerators
empty of food.
The St. Joe Paper Company
mill will also be closed for the
day, as will other industrial es-
tablishments, including The Star.
It is expected that during the
long three-day week-end that a
considerable number of fish in
this vicinity will pass on to their
land that he is well pleased with
his faculty which is complete with
the exception of a director of girls'
physical education, which is to be
filled temporarily by Mrs. Robert
Principal H. E. Richards of the
elementary school estimates that
he will have an enrollment in the
neighborhood of 640, as compared
with 630 last year. Main increase
is seen in the first grade, which
will be divided into four classes
for the ex nectedl 120 be ininer-
PA'GE TWO THE STAR, PCJRT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1952
Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Wade of
Wewahitchka announce the birth of
a son on Thursday, August 21.
-Mr. and Mrs. Elmer G. Nunnery
,of Wewahitchka announce the ar-
rival of a daughter, Betty June, on
Thursday, August 21.
Mr..and Mrs. Edgar Dees of this
'city are the proud parents of a
daughter, born Monday, August 25.
The young lady has been named
(All births occurred at the Port St. Joe
It It i
Visitors From Mobile
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Starr and son
.Alfred of Mobile, Ala., were recent
.guests of the former's sister and
.family, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin
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METHODIST YOUTH ENJOYS
PICNIC AT MEXICO BEACH
Mrs. John Beasley Jr., counselor
for the Intermediate department of,
the Methodist Youth Fellowship,
entertained Thursday evening of
last week with a delightful picnic
at Mexico Beach. During the after-
noon, swimming and skating were
enjoyed, after which a delicious
lunch was enjoyed by Wayne Tay-
lor, Travis Jones, Margaret Lois
Blount, Annette Ward, Cora Sue
Smith, Sonjia Ann Blount, Karen
Jammes, .Martha Costin, Ava Jor-
don, Delores Chism, Glenna Boyles,
members, and the following invited
guests: Echie Gaillard, Dena Fore-
horn, Robert Nedley and Jimmy
Assisting..Mrs. Beasley in enter-
taining were her husband, Mrs. 0.
M. Taylor, Mrs. Chauncey Costin
and Mrs. W. D. Jones.
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MYRTICE O. SMITH, Editor PHONE 51
Richardson, Norman Hall, Larry
McFarland, Judy Poitevint and Be-
Sending gifts but not present
were Robin and Jerry Bateman,
Jerry Wynn and Charles Thomas.
Mothers present were Mrs. F. M.
Moran, Mrs. S. D. Spears, Mrs. F.
F. Nelson, Mrs. Frank Daniels, Mrs.
- "- ^- '- W. C. Byrd, Mrs. J. R. Shirah, Mrs.
STORK SHOWER HONORS MRS. POITEVINT HONORS W. L. Jordon, Mrs. Walter Richard-
MRS. JESSEY HALLMAN SMALL SON ON BIRTHDAY son, Mrs. E. F. McFarland and Mrd.
Mrs. Jessey Hallman was honor ,Mrs. T. O. Poitevint honored her Tom Parker.
guest at a stork shower given on little son, Neil, on his third birth- Mrs. Al Smith assisted Mrs. Poit-
Thursday evening of last week by day Thursday afternoon of last evint in serving.
Mrs. Lonnie Bell, Mrs. L. W. Cox week at her home on Woodward K t ft
and Mrs. G. W. Padgett.' Avenue. The youngsters were. en- BAPTIST W. M. U. MEETS FOR
After the guests enjoyed a num- tertained in the yard. Brightlycol- ROYAL SERVICE PROGRAM
ber of games, with prizes going to ored balloons were tied in the trees The Baptist W. M. U. met Mon-
Mrs. John McKenzie and Mrs. G. and novelty paper whistles and lol- day afternoon at the church for the
W. Padgett, the hostesses served lipops were given as favors. monthly rdyal service program ith
cheese salad with cookies and cokes Gathering around the lovely cake ircle V' in charge. The meeting
to the honor guest and Mesdames decorated in pink and green and Rwas c'ignid song, "JesusShal
Junior Glass, George Patton, Grady holding three lighted candles, the Reign, followed with prayer by
Keels, Jeanette Dasinger, E. L. El- _usts sang "Happy Birthday," a Mrs. T. E. Parker and scripture by
lis, Bill Walters, J. T. Campbell, L. ter which the honoree blew out the Mrs. J. L Keels.
C. Davis, John McKenzie, Thomas candles and the cake was cut and Mr arker program charma
Wilder, Bill Fleming, Gene McCor- served ith ice cream ad drinks wa n care of the program on
mick, W. W. Ensley, Milton Con- to Glenn Nelson, Barbara Spears, Consder Europe, \w.hch was de-
ner, J. L. Sims, Edward Deese, Ida Reba Daniels, Francis Moran, Ed- veloped by sixteen members. The
Capps, Hazel Dorch, B. W. Wilder, die McFarland, Carol Ann Byrd program was then closed with the
Mittie Copper and Martha Brock. Willie Daniels, Johnny and Regina hyn, "Blest Be the Tie."
Sending gifts but not present Shirah, David Horton, Sandra Ens- Mrs. H. F. Ayers, a new member,
were Mesdames Asa ontgomery, ley, Christine Bracher, ie Stout- was welcomed into the group at
Shorty O'Brian, Margie Player, J.aire P ula Lo 'Bear De-ithis time. After a brief business
F. Pitts, Bessie Dykes, T. E. Kay, wayne Burch, Dianne Ledard Da i discussion the meeting was closed
James Horton, Doris Baker, E. M. id McCormick, MargieHall, Larry withprayer by Mrs. W. J. Ferrell
Walker, Clyde Gentry, Rich, Fran- Parker, Patricia McCormick, Alan (Additional Society in supplement)
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THURSDAY and FRIDAY
METHODIST MEN'S CLUB
HOLDS LADIES' NIGHT
The Methodist Men's Club met
Tuesday evening at the church for
"Ladies' Night," 87 being present.
Elmore Godfrey was in charge and
directed the business after the de-
licious fish dinner was served.
Rev. Roy Hicks, pastor of the
Presbyterian Church, brought the
invocation and the message. His
talk was very inspiring, centering
around our loyalty to Christ.
The recreation was in charge of
Mrs. Warren Lindsey and con-
:l: rI- o.r i 'cii ii singing, .a leading
by Mrs. Ralph Swatts, a-radio skit
by four of the men, and other in-
teresting acts. The benedicition was
offered by Rev. Warren Lindsey.
The club will meet again next
fourth Tuesday evening, September
23. The speaker of the meeting will
be Dr. Wilbur Walton of Mobile,
Ala., district superintendent of the
Mobile District of the Methodist
Church. All men are invited to at-
EASTERN STAR HONORS
FOUNDER OF ORDER
At the regular meeting of Gulf
Chapter 191, Order of Eastern Star,
Tuesday night, a program was ren-
dered honoring Robert Morris, the
founder of the order.
After opening of the chapter,
Mrs. Cora Solomon of Apalachicola,
grand instructress of District 3, was
introduced, welcomed and seated in
The Robert Morris program was
in the form of a radio quiz, with
Worthy Matron Bessie Roberts act-
ing as mistress of ceremonies and
other members of the order an-
swering the question.
The meeting was closed with the
singing of "My Old Kentcky Home,"
after which refreshments were
served to about thirty members and
PASTOR TO SPEAK ON 'LABOR'
The Sunday morning message at
the Methodist Church will be a la-
bor message by the pastor, Warren
Lindsey, his subject being "The
Blessing of Labor."
The young people will have the
call to worship at the evening ser-
vice at 8 o'clock.
Will Visit South Florida
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cox and Mrs.
W. H. Howell expect to leave today
for Brooksville and other points in
South Florida. They will visit with
Mr. Cox' mother in Brooksville.
Visiting in Pensacola
Mrs. George Cottingham is visit-
inng this week in Pensacola.
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THE STAR, PORT. ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1952
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1952
Labor Day Taxes Certain,
But Death Can Be Avoided
The Labor Day week-end will be
no holiday from taxes, but death
can 'be avoided, says the Florida
petroleum industries committee in
urging motorists to take extra care
in the three-day motoring spree be-
It is predicted 844,000 Florida mo-
torists will drive 105,500,000 miles
over the three-day week-end, burn
up 7,033,000 gallons of gasoline and
pay $633,000 in state and federal
"The world knows us as making
automobiles our way of life," says
the institute, "but if we don't watch
out, automobiles will become just
as well known as our way of
death. Death may be inevitable-
but it doesn't have to come on the
highways this week-end unless we
make it so. Taxes, of course are a
different matter. Even the careful
driver won't beat the tax collector,
but if you drive with extra care you
can beat the Grim Reaper."
September 1 Deadlinefor
Ordering Pine Seedlings
Due to increased demands for
Florida Forest Service slash pine
seedlings, Gulf county landowners
who plan to plant pine seedlings
this winter are asked to get their
seedling orders in to the forest ser-
vice before Septemnber 1, which is
This year, orders for 10,000 or
less seedlings will be filled com-
pletely, but orders for more than
10,000 will probably have to be cut.
Before this can be decided, seed-
ling orders must be received and
-Seedling application forms can be
secured from County Agent Cubie
Laird at Wewahitchka, or if you
can catch him when he's prowling
the streets of St. Joe or Overstreet.
Visitors From Tallahassee
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Grimsley and
children of Tallahassee spent last
week-end here with Mr. and Mrs.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAGE THREE
Evangelist To Be Heard
At Beacon Hill Church
Phil Hamer, once a notorious
gambler who was sentenced to die
and who decided to commit suicide
in Selma, Ala., but was saved, will
tell his story Sunday morning at
the 11 o'clock service of the Beacon
Hill Baptist Church.
Hamer, while on his way to take
his own life, heard gospel music
from a Baptist church and, was led
to go in. There he found the Lord
and later was pardoned from prison.
He will be heard Saturday evening
at the Youth for Christ meeting in
the Cove grammar school, Panama
Everyone is invited to come out
and hear this man of God. With
him will be his wife, a soloist, of
Tabernacle Baptist Church of At-
Don Linton Completes Six-
Week Course At Aberdeen
Donald P. Linton of this city was
one of a group of seven Florida
State University ROTC cadets who
returned to the state last week af-
ter completing an intensive six-
week training course at the army's
Aberdeen proving grounds in Mary-
land. Each of the trainees will re-
ceive a commission as second lieu-
tenant upon graduation from the
The trainees took part in a num-
ber of test (projects conducted on
vehicles, machine guns, recoilless
weapons, tanks, precision instra-
ments and other modern warfare
GRQUP 3 a
Your Vote and Support Will Be
By Charlie Garraway
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rings, or anything in the way of a genuine General
Motors part, remember that we are headquarters for
these parts and can supply most any kind in no time
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FIRST because they last!
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
Phone 388 24-Hour Wrecker Service Port St. Joe
Driving Licenses To Go
On Sale Next Monday
Driving licenses for 1953 will go
on sale next Monday, September 1,
at the office of County Judge J. E.
Pridgeon in the courthouse at We-
wahitchka. The present licenses
expire on Septemler 30, and Judge
Pridgeon urges all motorists to se-
cure then new permits as soon as
possible to avoid a last-minute
Operator's permits cost $1, cost
of a chauffeur's license is $2, and
this year there will be no free per-
mits for 'beginners-they must ob-
tain a regular license for $1.
Advertising doesn't cost--it PAY
Advertising doesn't cost-it PAYS
Bill Vittum, torpedoman's mate
3C, USN, who is now stationed at
Key West aboard the submarine
USS Archerfish, enjoyed swimming
in the Pacific off Acapulco, Mexico,
and Panama, in the frseh waters of
. a -- a l a a a a
I hereby announce my candidacy
for re-election to the office of
subject to the will of the voters at
the city election Tuesday, Septem-
ber 9. I will sincerely appreciate
your vote and support.
I. C. NEDLEY
the Panama Canal and in the Gulf
Stream of the Atlantic as the sub
made its trip from San Diego, Cal.,
Send The Star to a friend.
ROBERT E. KING
Your Vote and Influence Will Be
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PAGEFOU TH STR, ~iR ST.JOE GUF CUNT, FORID FRDAY AUUST29,195
Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, By The Star Publishing Company
W. S. SMITHr Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Floor Man, Columnist,
Reporter, Proof Reader and Bookkeeper
Enterel as a'cond-class matter, December 10, 1937, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 3, 1879.
SUBSCRIPTION INVARIABLY PAYABLE IN ADVANCE
ONE YEAR $3.00 SIX MONTHS $1.50
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TO ADVERTISERS-In case of error or omissions im adver-
tisements, the publishers do not hold themselves liable for
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 ahserta;
the printed word thoroughly convinces. The spoken word
is lost; the printed word remains.
Our Country -F- Right or Wrong
WHAT HARRY WON'T DO FOR VOTES!
As our readers are probably aware, this is an
election year, and, as our readers are also prob-
ably aware, the farmers of Gulf county have
always in the past managed to survive and con-
tinue to operate despite any so-called droughts.
However, this being an election year, as we have
already pointed out, your friend (he ain't ours)
Harry Truman and his entrenched bureaucrats
up there in Washington are everybody's .friend,
particularly the farmers', who swing a wicked
block of votes come election time.
So what do these beneficient individuals do
but slap the gruesome term "drought disaster
area" on Gulf county and her nineteen sister
counties of Northwest Florida. On what surveys
and other factual information did the U. S. De-
partment of Agriculture base its' designation?
In an election year that's a foolish question.
A quick survey of Gulf county shows that the
corn crop, which is not a major crop, has suf-
fered about a 25 per cent setback, and our pas-
tures, which continue to increase in acreage each
year, have been' damaged about 10 per cent.
Does that constitute a "drought area"?
While it has been rather dry in this section, it
has not been sufficiently so to create an emer-
gency. True, there have been scattered reports
of crop and pasture damage, particularly in Jack-
son county, but we have heard nothing about
complete failure of crops and have heard no
farmer worth his salt falling on his knees and
praying for assistance from Washington.
Nevertheless, in this contentious election year,
Harry and his henchmen race to the rescue. And
why? Simply because by designating this sec-
tion a drought area it qualifies farmers for long-
term emergency loans at low interest so that
they can plant new crops or plan for future op-
erations. But the real purpose is to establish a
pipeline through which money and credit may
be pumped from Washington (at the expense of
the taxpayer, naturally, and to the benefit of
She bureaucrats) thus showing that the present
administrationn is everybody's friend and that the
:farmers particularly should vote right come the
We're not saying that any Gulf county farmer
or stockraiser in distress because of drought con-
ditions should not be assisted over the hump,
but in our opinion, should there be any in need
of assistance, the best approach for relief would
be by local action, which would allow any such
individual to hold his head high and be relieved
of the stigma of "charity"-which is what it really
amounts to if you consider the matter carefully
-charity at the hands of the taxpayers.
My, oh, my! What Harry and his horde won't
do to garner a vote or two!
It is our guess that there will be no more
trouble between the Russians and the Swedes or
the Danes. Those little nations have a policy.
They have announced it. Only British and Ameri-
can planes are any longer fair targets for trigger-
happy Russian fighters because the Russians
know that we have no firm policy. They know
that an attack upon our airmen will result in
nothing more than a hurried conference between,
the pentagon brass and the state department to
deteratine what our policy was when the attack
was made.-Pairfield (Iowa) Ledger.
BREAKING THE CLINCH
General Eisenhower has declared himself for
"the middle way" in charting his course to the
White House; while Governor Stevenson, calling
his opponent another "me-too" candidate, sought
to shoulder him off the same middle-of-the-road
strategy while your friend (he ain't ours)
Harry Truman, in his press conference, sought
to spank his wayward boy, Adlai.
Thus far, both candidates want less govern-
ment in Washington, and both would throw the
But, from here on, things may be different.
The president says Adlai must run on the Roose-
velt-Truman record, which, he said, is all the
Democratic party has to run on. Which, in the
opinion of the editor of The Star, is correct. It's
a long time since'the party has paid much heed
to an earlier Democrat named Jefferson who
said: "Were we directed from Washington when
to sow and when to reap, we should soon want
Trpman also took exception to Stevenson's ref-
erence to "the mess in Washington," and said he
knows nothing about any "mess" in his admin-
Refusing to comment on Eisenhower's stand,
Truman said he would save his remarks until he
takes the stump himself. Thus, it would appear
that Adlai will have not merely a helper but a
mentor as well, and had better forget this states
rights foolishness and cleaning up messes.
TRUMAN ENUMERATES HIS VIRTUES.
(Reprinted.from Florida Times-Union)
It must be wonderful to be a man like Harry
He has the deep philosophy of the "See no evil, o
Hear no evil, Speak no evil" trio of monkeys. is nl
practically omniscient and, in addition, enjoys the i
occult gift of clairvoyancy. .
It must be true. He said so himself. All in a
single interview. .
Having seen no evil in the internal revenue bu- (
reau's corruption and having heard no evil about G
the department of agriculture's grain scandals, .
naturally he can speak no .evil of his administra- J
tion. In fact, he knows absolutely nothing about s
any mess in Washington. J
If there were any mess, as some ignorant citi- H
zens continue to believe, he would be thoroughly C
familiar with the details. Because, as he openly S
admits, he knows more about government than s
any man in the United States. I
But Mr. Truman is really blessed when it
comes to possessing faculties denied ordinary a
mortals. He doesn't have to read what his oppon-
ents say, he knows ahead of time what they are a
going to say. For that reason, he is able to answer
them before they say anything. 8
In his candid appraisal of his own qualities,
Mr. Truman quite modestly described himself, a
not as the kingpin but as the "key" to the Demo- t
cratic campaign. The party, despite any protes-
tations to the contrary, must run on the New
Deal-Fair Deal record.
Which is what many citizens have suspected s
all along. r
With the present inflationary spiral it won't be 1
the corporations that will be reduced to misery r
and privation if it continues, it will be the work-
ers, whose high wages are buying less and less ,
the higher and higher they go.
You can call a man most anything under the t
sun and he'll forgive you. But for goodness sake,
don't make a mistake and slight the city the fel-
low lives in or he'll carry a grudge the rest of
his life.-Farmers' Press, Towner, N. D. ]
From the cradle of birth to the casket of death, P
the Home Town Editor is your friend. He puts
you on the map and if:you are worthy, helps
keep you there.-St. Anthony (Idaho)-Chronicle. c
Somehow right at the moment our chest don't E
exactly swell with pride because we are a mem- 1
ber of the so-called Democratic party.-Joe Mal-
pas in Wakulla County News.
If life wasn't full of trials, where would the
TEN YEARS AGO
From the Files of The Star
Draft- Takes Largest Quota Yet
,Gulf county felt the full meaning
of the nation's increasing call for
nen to fill the selective service
quotas when 30 white registrants
eft Monday for induction at Camp
Landing. They were Noah D. Allen,
Harold M. Armstrong, James R.
Brann, Daniel I. Creech, Charles F.
Causey, Herbert Dykes, Oscar W.
Goodwin, Nathan Dykes, Thomas
Hogan, Carl Glass. Charles A. Her-
ring. James'.L. King, Lbo Kennedy,
rames W. Morris, Walter D. Nel-
son, Robert Nelson,'Francis Porter,
J. F. Pitts, Thomas S. Prescott,
lines R. Richards, Dewey Reeves,
Henry R. Raiford, Brinson Smith,
Charles W. Snodgrass, Waymon A.
Smith, Clarence J. Sewell, Julian
Shiver, Ernest H. Walker, Lemmie
L. Ward and R. Doyle Williams.
.Born, Sunday, August 23, to Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Attaway, a daughter.
Born, Sunday, August 23, to Mr.
and Mrs. J. T. Tillman, a daughter.
Born, Monday, August 24, to Mr.
and Mrs. Franklin A. Chandler, an
Born, Friday, August 28, to Mr.
and Mrs, W. J. Strickland, a daugh-
er. The young lady has:been named
Promotions and Enlistments
John P. Smith of Wewahitchka,
with the army's flexible gunnery
school at Fort Myers, has been pro-
noted to the rank of corporal.
Jerome Morrison, honor student
of the class of 1938, Port St. Joe
ligh school, has enlisted in the ma-
Jeff Dykes, aerial gunner, sta-
Lioned at Hattiesburg, Miss., has
been promoted to sergeant.
,Monroe Duncan, stationed at Ft.
Ethan, Vermont, has been promoted
to private first class.
NAVY RECRUITING OFFICER
HERE TWO TIMES A MONTH
A U. S. Navy recruiter will be in
Port St. Joe the second and fourth
Wednesday of each month at the
postoffice to interview and sign up
and young men or women inter-
ested in joining the navy.
Men must be 'between the ages
)f 17 and 31, and women between
the ages of 18 and 26. Women must
also be high school graduates or
pass an examination of high school
Nitrate poisoning sometimes ac-
curs as a result of cattle eatthig
straw, corn stalks and sugar beet
THE LOW DOWN
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Editar The Starr:'
Hear is really good nues fruin
the round and round she goes tipe
of "uber alles" Govt. they is up on
that there free and eazy P6tomak.
Ennyway that's whut the grate man
(your friend, he ain't mine) Harry
Truman sez-"good nues," he sez.
I hurry to tell you whut is this
"good neus." It's this-the Govt. is
expected to go in, the whole only
10 billyin during' the next yeer vs.
the 14~a billyun buks as four;casted
6 imunths ago. And to add to the
"good neus," congress is axed to
hike taxes on you and me and the
other pleebians (sukkers, fer short)
so's to haul the luxury Govt.. chaise
outen Sle mire. Don't you git it,
folkses-good neus, the man sez.
And iffen you wuz brot up down
hear in the Swamp like I wus
brung up, you kin savvy all right.
You gits drowned jist as ded un-
der 10 feat of water over your hed
as you do iffen it's 14 feet. It's
time that our Govt. gits down frum
its almity high horse. It's time,
rite now, cum Novembur, that we
shakes off our sukkerishness. We
uns is in the driver's seet. "Good
neus," the man sez. Oil up the
ol' muskit, folkses, open season is
jist around the korner.
Yours with the low down,
Advertising doesn't coat-it pays!
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THE'STAR, KiRT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRiDAY, AUGUST 29, 1952
SUPPLEMENT TO THE STAR
VOLUME XV PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1952 NUMBER 50
BOBBY McKNIGHT IS HONOREE
ADDITIONAL SOCIETY AT SURPRISE BIRTHDAY FETE
DITION L SCIET Mr. and Mrs. Harry McKnight
(Continued from page 2) entertained a group of the younger
set last Saturday night in their
METHODIST CIRCLES IN home on Palm Boulevard when they
MEETINGS MONDAY honored their son Bobby with a
The various circles of the Mth- surprise party on his 16th birthday.
odist W. S. C. S. met Monday after- Ronnie Chism was elected to keep.
noon as follows: the honoree away from home until
Circle II met with the president, all the guests were assembled to
Mrs. C. Laney, who presided over greet him. On his arrival, all sang
Mrs. J. C. Laney, who presided over
the meeting. Mrs. George Patton "Happy Birthday," and it was truly
brought the devotional, followed a surprise to him.
with prayer by Mrs. Laney, after After enjoying several games and
which Mrs. R. C. Bringman gave a community singing, a beautiful
chapter on the mission study, "To- green embossed cake topped with
ward Better Understanding of the 16 lighted candles was presented,
Bible." Preceding the meeting, the and after the candles were blown
hostess served refreshments to out, the cake was served with pea-
Mesdames Patton, Bringman, H. T. nuts and iced drinks to Edward
Brinson, C. M. Warner, W. D. Jones, Ramsey, Ronnie Chism, Timothy
Fennon Talley, Arthur Hoker, R. A. Elder, Ronald Taylor, Jimmy Cos-
Swatts and Wayne Buttram. Next tin, Gail Bateman, Pat Hall, Etta
meeting of this circle will be with Catherine Martin, Virginia Swatts,
Mrs. Arthur Hoker. Marietta Chafin, Ann Costin, Linda
Circle IV met with Mrs. Buck Gall Pyle and Dianna McKnight.
Griffin at her home in Oak Grove. Sending a gift but not present was
Mrs. C. J. Bunting, circle chairman, Jane Keels.
presided and gave the meditation,
followed by a poem, "Where Were BAPTIST BUSINESS WOMAN'S
You?", by Mrs. Ed Ramsey, and CIRCLE IN REGULAR MEET
the devotional by Mrs. Marie Wim-I The Business Woman's Circle of
berly, who also led in prayer. Mrs. the Baptist Church met Monday
Ben Dickens Jr., had charge of the night, August 18, at the home of
Bible lesson from the book, "To. Mrs. Ralph Jackson with Miss Sy-
ward Understanding the Bible." bil Smith as hostess.,Miss Marion
During the business session the Watts, program chairman, led the I
circle voted to sponsor the plan of discussion on the topic, "Consider
collecting coupons and also to as- Europe."
sist with the sale of Christmas During the business session, Sy-
cards, the money made to apply on bil Smith, Mrs. Lillian McNair and
the pulpit furniture for the church Mrs. Carl Norton were appointed
sanctuary. It was also announced to serve on the nominating com.
that the circle will have charge of mittee, and it was also voted to
church activities for September. give $5 to buy groceries for a needy
During the social hour, the hos- family.
tess served refreshments to Mes- During the social hour, delicious
dames Bunting, Dickens, Ramsey, refreshments were served to Mes-
Wimberly, R. A. Costin, W. C. Stitt dames Lillian McNair, A. P. Mar-
and T. H. Stone, and Master Ben tin, W. J. Herring, Carl Norton Jr.,
Dickens III. Next meeting of this George Bateman Jr., J. D. Chavers
Circle will lbe held September 8 at
the home of Mrs. I. C. Nedley.
The business meeting of the W.
S. C. S. will be held next Monday
at. the church.
S Attend 0. E. 8. Meeting
SAttending the regular meeting of
the Order of Eastern Star from
Apalachicola Tuesday night were
Mr. and Mrs. B. I. Solomon, Mrs.
Maude Morris and Mrs. Sue Hinck-
ley. Mrs. Solomon is grand in-
structor of District 3 this year.
SVisitors From Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Haiinah and
children, Robert and Pamela, of
Brunswick, Ga., are spending this
week with Mr. and Mrs. Otis Walker
at St. Joe Beach and Mr. and Mrs.
C. J. Bunting of this city.
A STEAK TO DREAM
One of Our
HOME-MADE PIES AND PASTRIES
HOTEL ST. JOE DINING ROOM
MRS. CHUCK GIBSON, Manager
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Jr., and Ralph W. Jackson and the
Misses Marion Wa&:s, Alice Brown.
Yvonne Straughn, Annette Parker,
Yvonne Dykes, Sue Stewart, Sybil
Smith and Alma Baggett.
Next meeting of this circle will
be held September 15 with Miss
BAPTIST JUNIOR G. A.'s
IN MEETING MONDAY
The Junior Girls' Auxiliary of the
First Baptist.Church met Monday
afternoon at the church, the meet-
ing being called to order by the
presiding officer. Rosemary Tom-
inson. After the group of six re-
peated the watchword and allegi-
ance they sang the hymn, "We've
A Story To Tell." Kathryn Elliott,
the treasurer, then took up the ot-
fering and also a special offering
for community missions, and in this
work the G. A.'s took ice cream to
Mr. Adams, an elderly man of the
city. The group was then dismissed
with prayer by Celia Tomlinson,
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
Dr. Charles Reicherter
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Two Local Youths Receive
Far East Service Ribbons
Donald B. Parker and Raymond
Lawrence of this city, serving as
seamen aboard the destroyer USS i
Arnold J. Isbell in Korean waters,
have been awarded the Korean ser-
vice ribbon with one battle star
and the United Nations Korean
The Isbell has seen action with
both Task Forces 77 and 95, pro-
viding anti-submarine and anti-air-
craft protection for the carriers of
both the American and the British
Expect To Return To Louisiana
Mrs. John M. Lane and children,
Beth and Bobby, expect to leave
Saturday to return to their home
in Baton Rouge, La., after a visit of
two weeks here with her mother,
Mrs. Verna Smith. While here Mrs.
Lane and children, accompanied by
Mrs. Smith, visited in Jacksonville
with Miss Sara Kelly.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Smith and
son Frank of Tampa, IMrs. L. A.
Bear and son Jim of Bradenton and
Mrs. J. A. Sumner and son James
'of: Blountstown were guests last
week of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hall and
Mr. and Mrs. Al Smith.
I wish to announce that am a
candidate for re-election for
As in the past, I stand for. un-
biased progressive city
FRANKLIN W. CHANDLER
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YOUR VOTE FOR
W. H. HOWELL, Sr.
WILL BE SINCERELY
Election Tuesday, September )
I hereby announce my candidacy for
Group Three .
I promise, if elected, to administer
the affairs of our city government
in a fair and impartial manner.
Your Vote and Support Will
Be Sincerely Appreciated.
RALPH A. SWATTS
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FRIDAY, AUGUT Z, =O
HIGHLAND VIEW NEWS
By MARJORIE ROGERS
Bobby Armstrong is visiting in
Winter Haven with friends and rel-
James Lister McQuaig spent the
Week in Jasper with his grandpar-
eants, Rev. and Mrs. J..R. Wilkins.
P. fc. Eugene Adkins, stationed at
Eglin Field, spent the week-end
'here with his grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. L. H. Kelley.
We are happy to say that Mrs.
.J. L. McQuaig, who has been very
.'ill, is doing very well.
,Pfc. James Jones of Highland
'View, who is stationed at Fort Bel-
;voir, Va., is going on a tour Sun-
,day to Washington, D. C.
SMr. and Mrs. Jimniy James and
children spent the week-end in Ap-
:alachicola with friends and rela-
We are sorry to say that Mrs.
;Hazel Daniels and Mrs. Jim Can-
.ington have been in the hospital.
W. J. Clark of Lakeland is visit-
ing with his sister and'family, Mr.
and Mrs.'J. I. Rinck.
Mrs. Fred Daniels honored her
daughter, Rosie Mae, on her sixth
Diritiiay with a party at her home.
Games were played and refresh-
:ments of cake, cookies, soft drinks
and sandwiches were served to 30
'little guests. All enjoyed a wonder-
The district fellowship meeting
will be held Monday night, Septem-
ber i1 at 8 o'clock at the Highland
View Church of God. Rev. G. D.
Prince will be the guest speaker
Everyone is invited to attend.
Mrs. J. I. Rinck and Mrs. Wilbur
Odham honored Mrs. Joyce Odham
Friday evening with a stork shower
at. the home of the former. Games
were played and the. honoree re-
ceived many lovely gifts. Refresh-
ments of fruit salad, sandwiches,
'soft drinks and cookies were served
to ten guests.
Mr. and Mrs. William Davis and
sofl of Polit Grove, Mo., is visiting
with- Mi.' and Mrs. Earl Davis and
Mrs. P. T. McCormick honored
her daughter, Fayette, on her 11th
,birthday with a party at her home.
A number of games were enjoyed,
,after which refreshments of cake,
cookies and ice cream were served
to 18 little guests. All enjoyed a
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Davidson and
children of DeFuniak Springs spent
Sunday here with Mr. and Mrs. Ed-
gar Williams and family.
Mrs. Eufa Rogers honored her
son, Lewis, on his 11th birthday
Tuesday night with an ice cream
supper. Ice cream, cake and aoft
drinks were served to Mrs.' L. H.
Kelly, Miss Martha Ray, Mr. atid
Mrs. Pelham Revell, Henry Rogers,
Carolyn Byrd and Joyce and Jerry
Hayes. All enjoyed a lovely ete-
You & *Z^MA;
w. L. MiRKETT
P. o. Box 4829 Pot St. Joe, Fla.
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Each in sets ----- 75
C. W. LONG, Owner
215 Reid Avenue
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULFCOUNTY, FLORIDA
'__.-*%A Alit-II -"r 099 1952
G SI H SR PR ST J, -
Land Clearino Job At
Woodruff Dam To Start
The U. S. Engineers Corps has
asked for bids on clearing 8,200
acres of land along the Flint and
Chattahoochee Rivers which will be
flooded by the reservoir of the Jim
Woodr f Dam. It is expected the
clearing job will take mdre than a
year to complete. Bids will be asked
later on the clearing of an addi-
tional 24,400 acres.
he present job calls for clearing
land extending 17 miles from the
dam along the east and south banks
of the Flint River and for -5% miles
along the west bank of the Chatta-
The Jim Wodruff project was be-
gun in 1947 and is expected to be
completed late in 1'954. It will pro-
vide navigable channels to Colum-
bina Ala., on the Chattahoochee and
to Bainbridge, Ga., on the Flint and
will produce an average of 12,000,-
000 kilowatt hours of electric en-
ergy a year.
West Florida 'Shine' Area
Divided To Cut Expenses
In a move to tighten enforcement
and at the same time cut operating
costs, the state beverage depart-
ment has created a new district in
the West Florida "moonshine belt."
The 10-county District 1 has been
split, with Gulf, Calhoun, Holmes,
Jackson, Bay and Washington coun-
ties making up a new district to
be known as District 1-A. Santa
Rosa, Escambia, Okaloosa and Wal-
ton counties remain as District 1.
Headquarters for the new district
will be in Panama City under the
supervision of Sol Shirey of this
city. Headquarters of District 1
will remain at Pensacola.
'Governor Calls Special
Primary for October 14
Gov. Fuller Warren has called a
special state-wide Democratic pri-
mary for Tuesday, October 14, to
name a full-term successor to the
the late Supreme Court Justice
Roy H. Chapman.
If necessary, a second primary
will be conducted Tuesday, October
21. The governor ruled out Repub-
licans from consideration on the
ballot, since Chapman, who died
Augusts 9, was the Democratic
nominee for the November general
It pays to advertfse-try it!
REGISTRATION BOOKS OPEN
The -. ,-;., t_- )ks of Gulf county will
be oper. ... II ... of the Supervisor of
Registration in the court" house at Wewa-
hitchka h_ l,'rmin August 18, until October
4, 1952. i. ........ w. ho has not registered
to vote anl is 21 years of age or over and
has been a resident of Gulf county for six
months and of the state of Florida foi 12
months and desires to vote in the General
Election in November, please register before
the closing of the books.
MRS. C. G. RISH,
Supervisor of .. .
6-22 10-3 ( .. ...
NOTICE OF REGULAR MUNICIPAL
Notice is hereby given that a Municipal
Election for the election of two (2) City
Commissioners for full terms of two years
for the City of Port St. Joe, Florida. will
be held in the City Hall in the City of Port
St. Joe, Florida, on Tuesday, September 9,
The polls will open at 8:00 o'clock A. M
and close at -7:00 o'clock P. M. eastern
B. H. DICKENS, Jr.,
8-15 9-5 City Auditor and Clerk.
NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME
Notice is hereby given thia the under-
signed, pursuant to the "Fictitious Name
Statute," Chapter' No. 20953, Laws of Flor-
ida, 1941, will register with the Clerk of,
the Circuit Court, in and for Gulf County,
Florida, upon receipt of proof of the publi-
cation of this notice, thh fictitious name,
to-wit WALL ELECTRIC SHOP, under which
we are engaged in business at 112 Monu-
ment Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida.
8-8 CHARLES R. WALL.
8-29 W. 0 A'NDERSON.
First publication August 8, 1952.
NOTICE FOR DIVORCE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDIA. IN CHANCERY.
ERMA LEE HAVEN, IPlaintiff,
JOHN HENRY THOMAS HAVEN,
NOTICE TO: JOHN HENRY THOMAS HLA-
VEX, whose place of residence is unknown.
,On or before the 8th day of September,
A.D. 1952, the defendant, John Henry Thom-
as Haven is required to serve upon Cecil G.
Costin, Jr., l'laintiff's Attorney, whose ad-
dress is 211 Reid Avennue. Port St. Joe,
Florida, a copy of and file with the clerk of
saiul Colri I l. ;.;., 1 of. an an swer to thb
Bill of (.,!, 1 apainsc him h iercin
WITNESS miy hand aid .ffieial -leal of
said Court at Wewahitl.hka," Gulf County,
Florida, this 6th day of August, A.D. 1952.
GEORGE Y. CORE,
(CTRCTTIT COURT Clerk circuit Court.
SEAL) 8-8 29
(Continued from page 1)
the big increase in the last year
Your friend (he ain't ours) Tru-
man claims credit for his adminis-
tration for much of the recent staff
reduction in non-defense agencies.
He promised in his budget message
last January that government ac-
tivities not related to defense
would be cut to the bone.
Republicans in congress, with the
backing of many Democrats, hooted
at the thought of the Truman ad-
ministrationn saving the taxpayers
Congress did, however, proceed
to slash some six billion dollars
from the president's requests for
funds to run the government-but
that mostly will affect civilian
agencies in the -present fiscal year
ending June 30, 1953.
In addition, two further curbs
have been in effect. One limits
money for salaries and expenses of
government workers to 90 per cent
of what the president asked.
The other cut by 25 per cent the
president's requests for funds to
pay "publicity experts and their as-
This was a highly popular pro-
posal among members of congress
who contend the administration is
spending millions each year turn-
ing out propaganda intended to
keep itselfin office at the expense
of the taxpayers (and the editor of
The Star can certainly testify to
that, if the amount sent out to this
small paper is any criterion).
The administration's answer is
that it's only keeping the public in-
formed about government activities.
But in spite of the administration
"cutting to the bone" and congres-
sional efforts to extend the cutting
to the marrow, the federal payroll
keeps on going up, and up, and up.
Its 2,596,690 employes at the end
of the past fiscal year compared
with these other totals: 919,776
just before the world war broke
out in 1939; 3,749,578 at the war-
time peak in 1945; 1,968,400 when
war broke out in Korea in June
Thus the increase since fighting
began in Korea is 628,290.
What do all these people do?
Your friend (he ain't ours) Presi-
dent Truman recently gave a run-
down. He said 78% work for the
defense department, postoffice and
veterans administration, and the
remaining 22', perform all other
functions of the government.
Phone 326, Day or Night
601 LONG AVENUE
Port St. Joe Florida
Mrs. Lois Owen of Memphis, Tennessee, and
Panama City, will teach piano one day a week
Sin Port St. Joe, starting in September.
BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED .
S CLASSICAL OR POPULAR
S Call 272 for Full Information.
Deliveries Made To Homes By Truck Every Two
Weeks On Friday' and Saturday.
This Water Guaranteed To Help Kidney Trouble
YOUR LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR IS .
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
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5 wic o .
Shook your food, not yourself, this summer. Tests have shown that
cooking electrically will actually keep your kitchen 8 to 10 de-
A modern electric range-insulated with layer upon layer of glass wool-
keeps the heat in the oven where it belongs.
And it's economical, too! Most of you now have electric refrigerators in
your homes. Why not go all-electric add an electric range and take
advantage of the lower rate steps of our residential rate schedule?
See your dealer and switch to electric cooking the COOL, clean,
FL IDf p PD I1IER CPUORHTInII
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1952
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1952
Return To Panama After Visit
Mrs. Wilson McKinnon and daugh-
ter Carol and friend, Doris Brown,
returned to their homes in Panama
City Wednesday after a brief visit
here with Mrs. McKinnon's sister
and family, Mr. and Mrs. John
Visit Mother In Hospital
Miss Sybil Smith and Emory Ca-
son visited Sunday with the for-
mer's mother, Mrs. J. H. Smith, who
is ill in a Hartford, Ala., hospital.
They also visited with Mr. and Mrs.
Wal it' Goodson in'Holmes county.
Off On Vacation
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Vandeven-
der. and daughter Carolyn. left last
Sunday for a two weeks' vacation.
They plan to visit in -Chicago, Ill.,
Tennessee and. Mississippi !while
Visits Sister and Family
Mrs. Ellen Cumbie of Steinhat-
chee was the guest this week of her
sister and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Maddox. She attended the Or-
.der of Eastern Star meeting Tues-
Visits With Parents
Miss Mineola Ray, who is taking
nurses' training in the Fraser-Ellis
hospital, Dothan, Ala., spent the
week-end here with her parents,
Mr: and Mrs. L. P. Ray.
-Mrs. Jack Kir'by of Pensacola and
Mrs. George Harper of White City
were guests one day last week of
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Owens.
Expected For Visit
Miss Sara Kelly of Jacksonville
is expected this week-end for a
visit with Mrs. Verna Smith.
CALL FOR BIDS
Bids will be received for furnish-
ing milk, meats and produce for the
Port St. Joe elementary school
lunchroom, and also on the garb-
age. All bids. should be in by Mon-
day, September 1.
IT E. RICTIXEA-F. Principal.
E.l.?l']i P.1 3 : 1-i_.'1. 1
HOUSE FOR SALE AT WHITE
CITY--Immediate sale of new
twofbedroom home on 100x150-foot
lot. Small down payment and
monthly payments like rent. Ready
for immediate possession and in-
spection at any time. First house
on right of highway beyond Staf-
ford's Store. 1*
FOR SALE-Wringer type wash-
ing machine. Call Friday night
after 6 p. i11. 502 First Street. 1*
OIL CIRCULATING HEATER-All
-porcelain. Phone 183. 9-5*
PEARS FOR SALE-50c a hamper
of approximately a bushel. At
The Breeze Office, Wewahitchka,
HAVE A GOOD DOG that needs a
good home. If interested see Mrs.
Lillie.House, Highland View. 1*
SALESLADY Salary and com-
mission. Parker's Jewelry, Port
St. Joe, Fla. 8-22tfc
FURNISHED APARTMENT One
bedroom. Couple only. Phone
63 -J or 34. 8-22tfc
MAN WITH CAR for Rawleigh bus-
iness in Gulf county, Many Flor-
ida Dealers classifying $6000 to-
$7000 yearly. Buy on credit. Pay as
you sell. Also other localities avail-
able: Write Rawleigh's, Dept. FAH-
101-216, Memphis, Tenn. 8-29*
Order Early At
Lawson Hotel Building 8-29
Port St. Joe, Fla. 10-17
RECAP YOUR OLD TIRES
Rubber is getting scarce! Help the
war effort by having your old tires
recapped. We guarantee all work.
ST. JOI MOTOR COMPANY
Phone 37 Port St. Joe, Fla.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
HANSM BOUDOIR L& I
PAG EIGH H STR POR ST JOE GLF CONY FLRD FRD'AGS 295
Visiting Friends and Relatives Visit In Sneads
Mrs. W. A. Lewis and daughter Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Rich and sons,
of Tampa are visiting here with John and David, Mr. and Mrs. H.
friends and relatives while Dr. E. Rich and Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Lewis is supervising installation of Sheffield and son, Jackie, spent
the dental clinic in the new W. -T. Sunday in Sneads, the guests of
Edwards Tuberculosis Hospital in Mrs. H. E. Rich's sister and fam-
Tallahassee. ily, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Merchant.
Return To Georgia After Visit TWO YOUTHS
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Chavers
and children, Jimmy and Sandie, (Continued from page 1)
have returned to their home in Sa- in an appearance Monday night and
vannah, Ga., after a week's visit forfeited his $10 bond.
here with Mrs. Chavers' brother and Jimmy Stokes was taken to the
family, Mr. and Mrs. Carl M. Nor- county jail at Wewahitchka and is
ton Jr. being held on a charge of resist-
ing an officer, this year, and that the glee club
Chief Griffin has a choice lump will also meet more frequently-
under his left ear and' a heavily three times weekly.
,bandaged left hand. The police car Mrs. H. A. Hardy,. manager of
suffered slightly less damage, hav- the elementary school lunchroom,
ing a dented bumper and a lightly reports that lunches will be served
crumpled right front fender. as usual this term, beginning Mon-
--- ----- day, at a cost of 25c to both stu-
(Continued from page 1) MEET YOU
portation to and from the high --- A
school. The class will be scheduled
during the last hour of school and LeHARD'
end in time to meet the bus sched- Phoa
ule. He states that the high school P
band schedule calls for daily classes
dents and teachers.
Plans for classwork have been
studied by the teachers for the past
two weeks and the educational
qualifications, of the teachers this.
year appear to be on a higher level
than ever in the history of our lo-
HURRY! HURRY! SALE ENDS SEPT.
Here's How You SAVE-*
SON TOP QUALITY
De Luxe Champions
S You'll find the lowest prices in town America's finest cars.
at Firestone during this Pre-Labor Never before have we offered this
Day Sale. famous tire at such great savings.
COME IN AND SAVE--
We've slashed prices on top quality
Firestone De Luxe Champions the
Masterpiece of Tire Construction -
the tire that is original equipment on
This is your opportunity to have the
BEST at a sensational sale price.
Don't wait! come in today and
equip your car with safe, new tires
for your Labor Day trip.
6.50-16 24"0 1240 3712" 10240. uylt'TireatRegularPrice Get 2nd Tire at 'A off
6.40-15 2100 10" 31" 1050'"
6.70-15 2205 1103 3308 1102
7.10-1i5 24" 12" 36" 12" V
7.60-15 26" 1338 40 13" z
8.00-15 29 14" 44 14 6.00-16 6.00-16
8.20-15 3065 153 459 153 PLUSTAX PLUS TAX
Long, Safe Mileage at Lower Cost
Safe, Long Wearing ,
eg. $ 9SIZE
PLIED ON GUARANTEED TIRE
BODIES OR ON YOUR OWN TIRES
FIRESTONE HOME & AUTO SUPPLY STORE
PORT ST. JOE, FLA.
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY,IAUGUST 29, 1952-
B. W. EELLS, Owner