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THE -* STAR
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But Devoted To the Con-
tinued Development of
VOLUME XVI Single Copy 8c PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1952 $3.00 Per Year NUMBER 14.
All To Attend His
No Special Invitations
Given To Anyone;
Room For 15,000
Tallahassee, Fla. Everybody's
invited, but. there'll be no special
invitations when Florida inaugur-
ates Dan McCarty of Fort Pierce
as governor for the next four years.
Inaugural chairman Justice El-
wyn Thomas says all the ceremon-
ies of the inauguration are open to
,the public and there'll be no spec-
ial invitations to the January 6
Even state officials, legislators,
and members of the official fam-
ilies of the in-coming and out-going
governor won't get special invita-
tions to come. There'll be seats
near the. platform for officials,
with room for some 15,000 people
within seeing distance of the cere-
For the first time in State his-
tory, the ceremonies are going to
be held on the west side of the-
capitol. This will make it possible
for more people to witness the
The ceremonies will start,at 11:30
a.m. with an address by out-going
,Gov. Fuller Warren first on the
program. At 12 noon the chief jus-
tice of the Florida Supreme. Court,
H. L. bebri',- iwil aimlniinster ,the
oath of office and McCarty sche-
(Continued on Page 10)
Offering Rewards For
Department Cracking Down On
Fire Bugs Who'Set Fires Both
Deliverately and Accidentally
Rewards of up to $350, have been
offered to any person giving in-
formation that lads to the arrest
and conviction of anyone who will-
fully breaks Florida's Forest Fire
Laws, County Ranger H. A. Hardy
The Florida Board of Forestry
offers a reward of $250 and the
Florida Bankers Association a re-
ward of $100, that can be paid to
anyone except employees of the
Florida Forest Service. A number
of landowners throughout the state
also have standing reward offers.
'The law further states that any-
one who willfully sets fire on land
.not owned or controlled by him is
liable to a fine of up to $1,000 dr
one to three years in prison, or
both. People who set fires through
carelessness are liable to a $200
(Continued on page 10)
Sharks Drop First Cage
Tilt To Blountstown Five
Somehow we always think of
four generations as being connect-
ed with longevity but the Hardy
family of this vicinity is really
stretching it by having a living
FIVE generation family. And so
to prove it we have pictures. You
don't believe us.- then count 'em.
From left to right, one, two, three,
four and five.
The five generations shown in
the above picture are: seated right,
Mrs. T. L. Patrick, Overstreet,
great great grandmother; atatid-
ing, Mrs. Emmie Bowen, Lyons,
Ga., great grandmother; seated
center, Mrs. H. A. Hardy, White
City, grand mother; seated .left
Mrs. Jack Mahon, Panama City,
mother and little Deborha Anne
Mahon in the lap of her grandmo-
Mrs. Patrick is 82 years of age,
and has beeil a resident of Gulf
County for 37 years, has eight
children, eight grand children, 11
great grand children, and one great
great grand child.
St. JamesEpiscopal Church Opens Recreation
Room At Parish House For Teen-Agers Tonight
This Friday night* will mark the
opening of the St. James .Parish
House as a recreation center for
rF- .'- ..scho students. of P,.,r
Sr Je\ .and the formation of the
TGIF Club. Although the opening.
of the recreation center has been
previously announced in the STAR
it should be a welcomed surprise
to all students that a TGIF Club
has been organized here and will
have its headquarters at the Par-
ish House Recreation Center.
Any student of the 9th, 10th,
11th, or 12th grade is eligible for
membership in the TGIF Club by
simply bringing a dime to the Par-
ish House at 7:30 on. Friday night.
Privileges of membership include
a wide variety of table games, or- I
ganized group activities and danc-
ing. Membership is good for one
evening only, however it may be
renewed every Friday night in the
same manner. The TGIF Club will
also hold sessions during the
Christmas holidays on Tuesday the
23rd, Friday the 26th. Wednesday
the 31st. (New Year's Eve) and
Friday the 2nd of January.
Xmas Seal Sale Fund
Christmas Seal Sales are begin-
ning to slow up according to Clara
Pate, corresponding secretary, in
charge of the returns. Last week .a
total of 22 percent of the returns
had been returned. This week the
returns are only up to 27 per cent.
The returns in money took a
fairly sharp rise however, with a
total of $811.50 collected to date
and a total of $654.00 tallied up
for last week. j
The returns are as yet incom-
plete with no returns being avail-1
able at press time from the col-
ored Seal Sale.
The sale continues'through De-
cember 25 and everyone is urged
to send in their seal money as
soon as possible.
GRASS FIRE BRINGS FIREMEN
The Port St. Joe fire department
were called out Wednesday at
noon to extinguish a grass fire at
Drive Carefully And
Enjoy Christmas Day
Enjoy this Christmas in horin
est and sober thinking of your
fellow man. Drive carefully and
make this a happy Christmas
Window shopping from auto-
mobiles is hazardous at all
times but worse during holidays
as the streets of the cities are
full of jubliant, expectant men,
women and children looking to-
ward Christmas for what it
means, stated Asher Frank, Di-
rector of the Florida Safety
Council, who wishes you all a
safe and Merry Christmas.
STAR Will Be Two Days
Early For Next Week
The Star will be put in the
mails early next week in order
that we may take Christmas
Your Star will be put in the
mails Tuesday afternoon and
will be delivered to you on Wed-
If you have any news or ad-
vertising you want in next
week's Star please have it in
to us by no later than Monday
noon to guarantee its insertion.
Rotarians Sponsoring Visit
Of Santa Claus Saturday
Old Santa Claus will come to
Port St. Joe Saturday afternoon on
the fire truck and will stop in the
park in front of Motel St. Joe where
he will give bags of fruits and toys
to all the children who meet him
This event is sponsored by the
Rotary Club of Port St.. Joe and
all the children in town are in-
vited :to meet Santa in the park at
3:30 p.m. and jqin in the fun. Don't
miss it boys and girls because there
will be gifts and fun for all.
MERCHANTS STAYING OPEN
LATE UNTIL CHRISTMAS
The merchants, of Port St. Joe
will remain open until 8:00 p.m.
each night from now to Christmas
according to information given to
The Star by officials of the Port
St. Joe Merchants Association.
These special closing hours are
especially designed to aid the iate
workers to do their Christmas
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B-Team Loses By Large
Margin In Pre-Game
The Port St. Joe Basketball.
Sharks went down in defeat in the
season opener with Blountstownir
Wednesday night by a score of'
50 to 45.
'The two teams met in the Cen.-
tennial Auditorium at 8:00 p.n.
and fought a hard game all thei
way to the finish whistle.
The Sharks got off to a siow
start and could never quite catcla
up with the invading Blountstowns
five. The score stood .practically
neck and neck all through the
game. The score at the half time
gave Blountstown the big lead of
28 to 17 but the Sharks came back
in the second half to slim the mar-
gin down to a five point lead by-
the end of the game.
The Sharks sent out Benny Rob-
erts, Robert Walters, James Odonm,,
Billy Gilliard and Frank Dennis
to meet the foe at the opening o:
the game and later sent in J1 e
Adams, Billy Parish and Walter
Benny Roberts was. the star witih
a total of 23 points .hrou:gh ti
Smiley 'led the Blountstown fTi~e
with a total of 17 points.
A large crowd was on hand tat
see the opener. The people are
urged by the school officials to at-
tend every game possible and give
the home team their moral support.
The next game will be against
Altha here in the Centennial Am-
ditorium January 13.
Insurance Plan To Be
Available For School
It was announced this week by
H. F. Ayers, principal of the Port
St. Joe High School that an insur-
ance plan will be offered to the
students to cover them during all
school activities after the holidays.
According to Mr. Ayers thle' i-.
surance will cover the .iudeat4'.
on the way to school, v.'lile ae/
school, and returning home frona
school. The policy will also be ia
force during the course of any
school sponsored trip or activity
at any time of the day or nightly
during the course of the activity
The coverage is to be offered to
the students at a cost of 75e for
the remainder of the school year.
The insurance is not compulshbr
and may be refused if so desire4L
Error In Rich's Ad.
E. J. Rich regrets to inform is
many customers that he. has al
error in: this week's advertisement
Mr. Rich came into the Star o-
fice Thursday morning tearing
hair and muttering something
about "having to buy all the cows
in the state of Florida". It seems
that someone over in his Super
Market had let the gremlins get
hold of the ad writing pencil and
put the price of beef roast in the
pencil at' 29c a pound with a one!
pound limit. Mr. Rich says the
proper price is 39c a pound with a,
ROVER WAITS FOR CHRISTMAS .. He knows that Santa is not ONE ROAST limit to a customer.
going to fail him, and that before long the genial saint will drop down -------
the chimney and leave presents for all good boys, girls and dogs. Send The Star to a. friend.
zA U hIAwtu THE STAR, PORT ST. OE, GULF--UT..FLORIDAFRIDAYDECEMBE
legion Auxiliary Honors
State Officers At Lunch
The local chapter of the Ameri-
ean Legion Auxiliary honored Mrs.
*:L F. Humor of Haileah, the Ameri-
can Legion department president;
.Mis. A. P. Drummond, Bonifay,
:state historian; Mrs. L. S. Mar-
hal l, Tallahassee, Area president
and Mrs. D. J. Musgrove, Carra-
enlle, district president, at a lun-
'eheon at the Legion home last
Mlrs. Humor, through compara-
Vtive illustration, gave a splendid
Vtalk on every phase of the auxiliary
.'work, stressing rehabilitation as
"tle focal point of all the auxiliary
-work. Mrs. L. S. Marshall present-
.al the Willis V. Rowan unit with
a, citation from the state depart-
m aent for being 100 per cent in their
-rehabilitation work last year.
Those present to enjoy the at-
'tair were, Mrs. Arthur Cook, Mrs.
IW. P. Comforter, Mrs. C. G. Cos
ai Mrs. Robert Tapper, Mr'..
. James Guilford, Mrs. Quincy Hai,
'dBy, Mrs. P. G. Hart, Mrs. Minnie
sivans, Mrs. Gladys McCoy, Mrs.
Pi.. E. Trammell, Mrs. Fred Mad-
,itx, Mrs. M. E. Whitaker, Miss
Mrs. Whitaker, the unit presi-
,.enit, accompanied their distin.
.*-ished guests to Wewahitcbka
where a tea was given in her
.Home For Christmas
A/A George Harper, Jr., of Mem-
I'-is, Tenn., will arrive home Sat-
uarday for a seven day leave with
mas. parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
-aiarper, Sr., of White City.
SST. JOE *
Box Office Opens 6:30 P. M.
SHOW STARTS 7:00 P. M.
iTwo Shows Nightly, Rain or Fair
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
MlONDAY and TUESDAY
`HOW SCIENCE SERVES
Wednesday and Thursday
Also Cartoon -
"TEA FOR 200"
Z Social Activities
Personals Clubs Churches
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Woman's Club Met December 3 At Woman's
Club Room For Business, Christmas Meeting
Cynthia Miller Honored
With Birthday Party
Mrs. Willard Miller of Highland
View, entertained her little daugh-
ter, Cynthia with a lovely birth-
day party Thursday afternoon of
The little ones, were met at the
door by Cynthia and received the
presents. All were taken outdoors
where they played several games.
In the living room the gifts were
opened and they all sang "Happy
Birthday". The children then went
to the dining room where they
found the table centered with a
big birthday cake with 9 candle-..
They were served cookies, cake
and hot chocolate and everyone re-
ceived a little basket filled wth
candies and mints as favors.
Those attending were: Katheryn
Williamson, Jimmy and George
Howard Gainey, Pinky and Junior
Whitfield, Jimmy Burnes, Patsy
Patterson, Buddy Wood, Helen
Taylor, Barbara Steel, Fredina Ste-
venson, Jackie and Carol Johnson,
Sonja Raffield, Wanda Gail Odom,
Faye McCormick, Jammie Lee
Tucker, Woodrow Tyndle, Jean and
Joann Coker, and Ruth Clark of
Please Place Orders, Now
the Woman's Club met Wednes-
day, December 3, in the Club room
in the Centennial Auditorium. The
business session was conducted by
the president, Mrs. R. W. Smith.
Reports of the collection of food
for the children at the West Flor-
ida Receiving home in Pensacola
showed that the Girl Scouts had
collected about $50.00 worth of
canned goods which was sent for
Thanksgiving. Twenty-five dollars
in cash was also sent. The wrapped
toys brought for Christmas pres-
ents for the same children num-
bered 35 wrapped gifts, and a num-
ber of unwrapped gifts donated by
Buzzett's Drug Store and Webb's
Ten Cent Store. It was announced
-that the superintendent of the
home had told Mrs. Ward last week
that this club is the only one send-
ing wrapped gifts, and that it means
a lot to the children at Christmas
to have these things in the color-
The program was under the di-
rection of Mrs. Roy Gibson, who
introduced Mrs. Edwin Ramsey,
who played "Angel Serenade" as
a violin solo. Mrs. Charles Brown
brought the Christmas meditation,
"Faith We Can Live By", and young
Charles Thomas recited two poems,
and Celia Creech sang, "Silent
Night". The program ended with
group singing of Christmas carols,
with Mrs. Mark Tomlinson at the
Guests for the afternoon were
Mrs. Charles Boyer, Mrs. Gordon
Thomas and Charles Thomas, Mrs.
Edwin' amsey, and 'Miss Celia
Creech. Two new members were
welcomed into the club, Mrs. B. E.
Rawls, and Mrs. H. C. Beaty.
The hostesses, Mrs. Roy Gibson,
Mrs. George Suber, Mrs. Henry
Geddie, and Mrs. J. C. Culpepper,
served fruit cake and coffee to 14
members and 5 guests.
Sunbeam Band Entertained
With Christmas Party Mon.
Mrs. W. P. Dockery and Mrs.
Tom Parker entertained their Sun-
beam Bands of the Baptist Church
with a Christmas party at the
home of Mrs. Parker Tuesday af-
ternoon. The theme of the party
was "Jesus' Birthday".
The children played games an'
held contests.' Each guest was pre-
sented with a present and refresh-
ments of candy, jello and cookies.
Those present were; Linda Cox,
Sandra Ensley, Catherine and Ray
Ramsey, Larry Parker, Larry Cox,
Alien ,Richeson, Brenda Crews,
Robert and Jerry Bateman, Joy
Bateman, Terry Mann, Pat Ensley,
It pays to advertise-try It!
HOUSE DESTROYED BY FIRE Elephant's Trunk
AT SIMONS BAYOU MONDAY The fingerlike end of the ele-
phant's many-muscled trunk is so
A-house owned by G. L. Burkett, supple and skillful that this big,
was completely destroyed Mon- awkward looking animal can even
day afternoon. Local firemen an- untie knots with it.
swered the blaze when Burkett
drove to town for them. The (le- Big User
apartment were unable to do any- The largest consumer of nickel tot
thing b ut protect surrounding ratingg purposes is the automotive
buildings from the flames.
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To Receive Call From Germany
Mrs. Tom Parker is to receive
a phone call Monday afternoon
from her son, Sgt. Bill Parker and
his wife, Mary who are stationed
in Stuttgart, Germany. Bill is with
the Medics in the 5th General Hos-
Leave For Christmas
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Van Horn and
daughter, Mrs. Sara Stow, will
leave Monday to spend Christmas
with the Van Horn's sons, C. P.,
Jr., and Marion in Tennessee and
Here's the gift that tops them
all! Your ticket to the finest
ort in the world. Put it at the
op of your Christmas list today.
W. B. HOLLAND
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Dear Friends of Gulf County:
As Commander of Willis V. Rowan Post No.
116 of the American Legion, I take this oppor-
tunity nad great pride in representing all mem-
bers in wishing .all of you a very Merry Christ-
mas and a Happy New Year
G. H. HENLEY
FRIDAY, DECEMsiR 19, 1952
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GU LF' COUNTY, FLORIDA
RIDYDEEBR1,15TH STRPOTS.OGUFOUTFOIAPGTH E
News of Port St. Joe High School
By MARTHA COSTING
Drive For Toys
Friday, every class will have a
Christmas party. The time is from
11:30 to 12:30, Following the par-
ties school will adjourn for the
Instead of the customary ex-
change of gifts among the students,
most classes will bring a toy for
a small child to be distributed
among the needy children for
Christmas. Most of the clubs and
organizations are gathering food
The students are in the yuletide
spirit, with the school gaily dec-
orated in Christmas scenes. The
'Senior class has a pink Christmas.
tree and several beautiful arrange-
ments. The Junior class has a very
outstanding bulletin board, using
red as the basic color. The red
forms letters of Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year. The center
is a Santa Claus face. Little red
and white canes form the border.
Mr. Dandridge's section of the
Tenth grade -has very unique dec-
orations. 'The customary Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year
were written in Spanish set off by
gay scenes on the board. The
Home Economics department cen-
ters around the manger scene in
the middle of cabinet. Miss McDon-
ald's section of the eighth grade's
main theme is "What Does.Christ-
mas Mean To You?" The theme is
carried out by a very interesting
bulletin board. Miss Brown's room
has large letters of rea and green.
"Merry Christmas" to set off the
rest of their gay decoration. Miss
Austin's Eighth grade section is
decorated chiefly in Christmas
cards with a very pretty door and
window display. Both sections of
the Seventh grade have very pret-
ty trees and door decoi'iti',n-n. The i
library has a very inspirational
bulletin board on the "Birth of
The Spanish Club is sponsoring
a hay ride Thursday night. The
members along with their guests
will meet at seven o'clock. Follow-
ing the ride the guests will go car-
oling and return to the home of
Barbara Bond for refreshments.
Student Council To Make
Favors For Banquet
The student council will be in
charge of favors for the banquet
at the Northwest Florida Student
Council -Convention to be held in
Panama City in February of 1953.
The banquet -is the last event of
the convention. All. the school is
joining in preparation for this.
Youth Meeting In Callnaway
The youth of the Port St. Joe
Methodist church attended a Sub-
District meeting Tuesday night in
Calaway. A very inspirational pro-
gram was given on the "Star of
Bethlehem". Following the pro-
gram, all joined in the singin:; of
Christmas Carols. Those attending
from here were: Fay Fleishel, Rob-
ert Nedley,- Ruth Lynn Ramsey.
Ginger Swatts, Sibbie Brinson and
T. G. I. F.
These words have been very puz-
zling to the students. They have
appeared on the bulletin board in
every room in the school, and as
of yet no one knows what they
A rapid and simple test to meas
ure the bread-baking quality of
wheat has been developed by the
U. S. department of agriculture.
Dr. Charles Reicherter
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PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
CLOSED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS
By Charlie Garroway
WHY TAKE CHANCES? Whether you are going on a pic-
nic or getting your car fixed up, you should be sure you are
in the right place and doing the right thing. When you insist
that only GENUINE NEW CHEVROLET PARTS are used
in your Chevrolet car or truck, you are taking a worthwhile
precaution. WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF GENUINE
GARRAWAY CHEVROLET COMPANY
Phone 388 24-Hour Wrecker Service Port St. Joe
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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1952
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Published Every Friday At 306 Williams Avenue, Port St.
Joe, Florida, By The Star Publishing Company
WESLEY R. RAMSEY, Editor and Publisher
Also Linotype Operator, Ad Man, Floor Man, Columnist,
Reporter, Proof Reader and Bookkeeper
Entered as soond-class matter, December 10, 1987, at the
Postoffice, Port St. Joe, Fla., under Act of March 8, 1879.
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Our Country Right or Wrong
Valuable Handle With Care
Let's wrap up Christmas safely this year and
end the joyous holiday season with fewer bro-
.The holiday season is significant of life. Yet
every yuletide hundreds of lives are snuffed out
or ruined by careless accidents.
Mpst of the deaths and injuries are in traffic
mishaps. The National Safety Council has
found that the daily traffic death toll during the
Christmas holiday season is slightly more than
twice the annual daily average. Family gather-
ings and other festivities of the year-end holiday
season bring the peak travel of the winter-and
when inore cars are on the move there is more
chance of an accident.
Early darkness plus bad weather add up to
poor visibility. Fogged windshields also make it
difficult to see and avoid accident situations.
Rain, snow and ice mean slippery streets and
highways, but thousands of holiday drivers fail
to adjust their speed to hazardous conditions.
The good fellowship of. the .season stimulates
more_..drinking-Land too often the celebrants
clink glasses with death.
An accident can be tragic at any time, but
at Christmas it is doubly so. And yet the Christ-
mas season is ruined in thousands of homes
every year by suffering and tragedy from acci-
dents that need, never have happened. Many,
a Christmas tree and gaily wrapped gift have
become mocking reminders of someone not
there to enjoy them.
The traditional spirit of Christmas is "Peace
on Earth, Good Will to Men". A little extra cau-
tion, courtesy and common sense can keep this
spirit alive and help reduce holiday accidents.
Remember that your life is the most valuable
present you can give your family or friends.
1Handle it with care. Don't lose it in the holiday
Don't let death take your holiday!
Should We Move The Courthouse?
Possibly at one time or another, every resident
of Port.St. Joe has wondered why our city isn't
the county seat of Gulf county. Perhaps some
have even gone so far as to wonder why the
county seat hasn't been moved here. Apparently
some have been doing more than just "wonder-
ing". They have been taking steps to move it
here. Of course the reason the county seat was
originally designated for Wewahitchka is for
the same reason that this group of citizens now
want it moved here, namely, the bulk of the
county's population lived either in or in the
vicinity of Wewahitchka, so the county seat was
naturally set up in Wewahitchka. Now the tide
has turned and the bulk of the county's popula-
tion live either in or around Port St. Joe and the
county seat nornnlly should be in Port St. Joe
where most of the business in the county is
But, there are several factors to consider in
this instance. Number one is the burden to the
county that the cost of the move will be. Accord-
ing to reliable information, it will cost the tax-
payers (mind you we're not saying county, but
taxpayers) approximately, one-half million dol-
lars. That's a lot of money even in the present
days of talking in hundreds of billions every day.
In our book this is the main drawback.
Then, there is the fact that the removal of the
courthouse from Wewahitchka will definitely
have an effect the economy of that city as the
courthouse and county seat provide a definite
revenue for the businesses of Wewahitchka; a
revenue that they need. If the courthouse it
moved it will lower their income and probably
will reduce the revenue of the county in the way
of taxes from that community.
These are a few of the facts that concern this
important matter arid we sincerely hope that
you, as residents of Gulf county will seriously
consider these and other facts and arguments
that will come up both for and against the move.
Weigh them all with an open mind. Consider the
.cost and the ease or difficulty -that the county
must go through to pay for this project. In the
future YOU will be asked to vote on this mat-
ter. It is up to you to pay the taxes that are to
pay for this project. If you think that this is a
wise expenditure of the county's money let it
be known by voting "yes" if not, then vote "no".
It will be some time yet before a referendum is
called on the matter but start NOW to weighing
the possibilities and the costs and let the will
of the people be known, when the time comes.
"A sure sign that inflation is over will be
when auto makers start mentioning the price of
their cars in their advertising. Benjamin J. Fair-
less, president of .the United States Steel Cor-
poration, has even.a better idea. He would not
only reveal the price of the car he would reveal
all the hidden taxes buried in that price. The tax
on a $2,000 automobile, for instance, is $625,
but the buyer does not know this."
-Ocean Grove, N. J., Times
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by WESLEY R. RAMSEY
Well, only one more week of this
mad holiday pace. Reackon we
can hold out? Somehow, this year
the Christmas season seems to be
more Christmassy than any such
season has been since the war.
Maybe it's just our imagination,
but it seems to us that the hustle
and bustle has been more hustler
and hustler than in years gone by.
Ex-Editor Bill came by to see us
the other day and said he would
have no "Stardust" column this
week as he was, going to just sit
out in the Florida sunshine up at
his hacienda on the lake shore and
enjoy some of that "warm Florida
sunshine" and "thaw out" from
his Alabama and Georgia trip. And
snow falling as near here as White
We got an important bulletin
from the State Department that
is considered top-drawer in impor-
tance. It states that in the county
of Gulf during the month of Oc-
tober that there were 155,993 gal-
lons of gasoline and 41.224 gallons
of kerosene sold in the county for
the month. Just a bit of interesting
information we thought we'd pass
on in case you're keeping a scrap-
book on such vital information.
Such is our wastebasket filled
with twice daily.
We, know that it is uncommon
for this newspaper to agree with
Harry but we are going to this
week. When he exploded at the
news that Eisenhower and MacAr-
thur were getting together to stop
the Korean war we think he ex-
pressed the sentiments of the na-
tion. However, MacArthur should
know something about fighting the
reds. They gave him enough prac-
tice as a result of his blunder in
North Korea about two years ago.
We do say hooray for Ike for re-
verting to his old self again now
that the campaign is over. We had
ticed last Friday morning, when
we took The Star to the post of-
fice that the crew was at work a
half hour early. And still. it was
two weeks before Christmas.
Wonder what it will be like this
week? Have you mailed your pack-
ages early or are you waiting-until
We are now glad we are a fire-
man. The other night we were
treated to a steak supper, as were
the other firemen, and a free mo-
vie. The steak was tender too.
We brought a turkey from Geor-
gia with us and took it over to
Rich's Super Market to be cleaned.
The other day Rich called us up
and asked us when we wanted to
eat it. We told him it was for
Christmas and he asked permission
to keep it alive for a few days.
It seems he has it in a pen beside
his store and has taken a dozen
orders for Christmas turkeys on
started a hearty dislike for the the strength and advertisement of
man the way he was going along that turkey being there and gob-'
with (as'one scribe put it) "Onion- bling all day long. We guess we
head" Taft during the campaign. will have to charge for that ad-.
We think Ike will at least get vertising by the pound instead of
what he thinks to be right done,
whether he is right or wrong. Let's
hope he's right at least 75 percent
of the time.
One fella said in one of our
exchanges last .week that he was
ready for a change. He had al-
ready had enough Republican
government. We imagine a lot of
died-in-the-wool Democrats are
harboring the same sentiments.
Some people in Port St. Joe are
wondering if it's safe to go to We-
wahitchka now with the push in
progress to move the Courthouse
to Port St. Joe. We imagine it's all
right if you remove all traces of
identification before you go.
'This Christmas rush is making
our local post office step. We no-
by the column inch.
Our little girl. said the other day
that she can go back to being mean
now, because she saw old Santa at
a Christmas party and received the
usual small toy. Anyway she ex-
pressed the opinion that it wasn't
worth the effort it took.
Why Water "Holds" Curls.
Why Coes water, put op the hair
when setting it, make it curl more
than when'it is put up dry? Hair is
something like a plastic material,
and it will take up moisture. The
water enters into a chemical com-
bination with the material of which
the hair is made, and links together
neighboring long molecules of which
the hair is made. Thus, when mois-
ture is present, it may hold the
curl in position.
N OW FORMING
Our Christmas Club for 1953 is now open.
Nearly 100 persons are receiving one of our
Christmas Club checks this year. Are you one
of them? If not, why not join now and get a
check next year. We know that you will be glad
you did because over 80% of our Christmas
Club members this year were members in prior
Join one of the following clubs this year:
25c weekly will pay --- $12.50
50c weekly will pay --- 25.00
1.00weeklywillpay ----- 50.00
5.00 weekly will pay ----- 250.00
FLORIDA BANK at
PORT ST. JOE
Florida National Group
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, ,GULF COUNTY., FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1952
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Port St. Joe, Florida
Fruit Topped Coffee Cake
Gulf County 4-H Girls
Participate In Team
Last Saturday, December 13th,
Gulf County 4-H Club Girls held
their annual team demonstration
contest at the Community Build-
ing in Wewahitchka with 75 at-
The first team winners, Judy
Hodges and Judy Davis from We-
wahitchka, will receive a trip to
the State Fair to be held in Feb-
ruary in Tampa. Their demonstra-
tion, "Making Ambrosia," will be
given at the 4-H booth there.
Second place winners were Patsy
Lewis and Margaret Lois Blount
of Port St. Joe who received pre-
sents donated by local merchants.
They showed the correct way to
set a table.
Two teams tied for third place
-Iris Davis and Nancy Maddox
who demonstrated, "Milk Bever-
ages," and Jerry Nations and
Jeannie Longshore who gave,
"Pineapple Salad". They also re-
ceived presents donated by mer-
chants in the county.
Lunch and a short Christmas
party followed the 17 team dem-
Judges for the day were Mrs.
Camellia Alexander of Bristol and
Mrs. Milton Parramore of Wewa-
SENIOR HOME DEMO PARTY
WAS HELD LAST NIGHT
The Senior Home Demonstration
Council Family Christmas party
was held in Wewahitchka last
night from 6:80 to 8:30 p.m. Each
Home Demonstration Club mem-
ber brought cookies and a gift for
a needy family and a gift to ex-
change. Miss Frances Cannon, of
Tallahassee conducted the games
for the evening.
gether flour, baking powder, salt
and V cup sugar. Combine egg,
Makes 1 coffer cn'.e.
Star Want Ads Bring Quick Results At Small Cost.
Once again we invite you to look at our HOLIDAY GIFTS, unusual
gifts, popular priced gifts, each selected to please each of, your
relatives and friends.-Come in to our store and select your gifts
Life like skin, beautifully gown-
ed, boxed In transparent gift
This gleaming, graceful auto-
matic coffee maker comes in
glossy electro finish colors.
Brews delicious coffee then
keeps it hot,-all automatically.
Bracelets, necklaces, chokers,
earrings and necklace combina-
tions, pins, ear rings, attractively
boxed and set in beautifully not
tarnishable rodium plated; set
with prongs, stones will not fall
out. Don't miss giving her one.
$1.00 to $15.00
Brush and comb combinations,
79c to $100
$1. to $10.
Men's streamlined imported 7-
jewel swiss movement duro
unbreakable crystal, sweep sec-
ond hand, genuine leather re-
movable straps, copy of $150.00
watch, timed and tested by ex-
pert watchmakers in USA.
Useful, handy, implements in
$150 to $750
by Tawn, $5.89
by Seaforth, $4.95
From four nations leading
manufacturers, plastic, genuine
leather, seal skin, alligator hide.
$100 to $1000
Genuine leather, zipper, fitted
with container for all necessary
items for him, heavy leather
binding, lined with suede, strong
Genuine leather, plastic lined,
zipper. Fill this useful case with
his favorite shaving lotion, hair
dressing, talcum powder, tooth
brush, tooth paste, razor and
razor blades. Can't beat it!
Ronson, Evans, Regents and
$1" to $10"
Mechanical, plastics, space ray
guns, machine guns, hot rod
cars, racing models, entertaining
but harmless toys
29c to $591
CHRISTMAS CANDIES, boxed in Christmas dressed packages. We
have chocolates that have just arrived, beautiful small cedar chest h T
filled with delicious candies. Your choice, Whitman's or Nunnaly's 6 $ 1 0
Campbell's Walgreen Drug Store
21 RidAvnu Pon92
Simple and sweet-that describes Fruit Topped Coffee Cake. It's
made from a quick coffee cake batter and topped with sweetened
prunes and apricots.
Bake shops have a wonderful selection of attractively shaped
coffee cakes. These good-tasting breads are handy and nourishing to
have on hand for snacks and breakfast.
If you're baking your own coffee cake, make it look extra appeal-
ing by using a different baking pan.
The recipe for this quick coffee cake is just right for an 8-in.ch
square pan or 9-inch round pan. Try a fluted pan if you have one, of
the shape pictured here. Or use a tube pan.
This Fruit Coffee Cake is easy to make-so mix it up often and
vary it by using different toppings.
Merely combine the dry ingredients, then the liquid ingredients.
Mix the two, stirring just until smooth. Use dried apples or dried
peaches instead of the prunes and apricots. Or try canned and drained
cherries, blueberries or pineapple tidbits.
Fruit Coffee Cake is good for the breakfast menu because it offers
body-building protein. Use "enriched flour" in your baking for added
B-vitamins and food iron.
FRUIT TOPPED COFFEE CAKE
5 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking po Jsr
2 tablespoons melted butter or /z teaspoon salt
margarine V cup sugar
6 cooked, dried apricot halves I egg, beaten
6 cooked, dried prune halves V1 cup milk
I V cups sifted enriched flour 3 tablespoons melted shortening
Sprinkle sugar over butter or milk and shortening. Add' to flour
margarine in bottom of greased mixture, stirring until r.iixture is
1'/-quart fluted pan. Arrange ap- smooth. Pour into prepared pan
ricot and prune halves alternately and bake in moderately hot oven
around bottom of pan. Sift to- (400F.) about 35 minutes.
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMWBER 19, 1952
210 Reid Avenue
tI I IH-E TI P T G F, RR D M
AND SUNDAY SERVICES
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
9:45 a.. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
S p..:m.-Evening service.
Prayer service Wednesday night
;at S o'clock.
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.
KENNEY MILL BAPTIST
Rev. W. B. Holland, Pastor
:S:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m.-Worship service.
*4:30. p. m.-Training Union.
7:30 p. m.-Worship service.
SW. M. U. meets each Wednesday
Mid-week services at 7:30 each
CHURCH OF GOD
:highland View James B. Mitchell, Pastor
10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
"':'00 p. m.-Evangelistic service.
Prayermeeting Tuesday night at
Y. P. E. Friday nights, 8 o'clock.
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-
aay; at 7:45 p. m.
. 'Foung people's service Friday at
': 45 p. m.
[BEACON HILL BAPTIST
Rev. John T. Dudley, Pastor
-10:00 a. m.-Sunday school.
.11100 a. m.-Morning worship.
HIGHLANDD VIEW METHODIST
Rev. Warren Lindsey, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Worship service.
7:30 p. m.-Sutnday school after
M Y. F: meeting.
THE METHODIST CHURCH
Rev. Warren Lindsey, Pastor
Services for Sunday, September 21
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school.
11:00 a. m. Morning.worship.
7:00 p. m.-Methodist Youth Fel-
8:00 p. m.-Evening service
Prayermeeting Wednesday, 8 p.
Jnr.; choir rehearsal 8:30 p. m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. L. J. Keels, Pastor
9:45 a. m.-Sunday school
11:00 a. m.-Morning worship.
6:45 p. m.-Training Union.
8:00 p. m.-Evening service.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
iaings at 8 o'clock:
ST. JAMES' EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The Rev. Harry B. Douglas, Jr.,
7:30 a.m. Holy Communion and
Sermion Bieakfast for the YPSL
10:00 a.m. Family Service. Holy
Communion and Sermon. Church
6:30 p.m. Evening Prayer, Young
People's Service League.
Highland View Baptist Mission
H. G. Harvey, Pastor
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
-2,100 a.m. Church Services.
4:15 p.m. B.T.U.
7:30 p.m. Church Services.
Prayer service Wednesday eve-
mings at 7:30.
First Pentecostal Tabernacle
Rev. T. P. Moseley, Pastor
Sunday 10:00 a.m.-Sunday School
11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship
5:30 p.m.-Young People's Ser-
Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Midweek
Dear Santa Claus,
Will you please bring me a cow-
boy suit, a pair. of cowboy bocts
and a black, cowboy hat, also a
whip and a gun and holster set.
F!ease be good to all other lic!le
Thank you very much,
P S. Santa have a good Christ-
Please bring Larry Jones, 1
Lionel hotshot 027 train with side
track and switches, $9.95.
Please bring Elliott Jones, 1 AT
and SF switcher and one crane car.
LARRY and ELLIOTT
OVERSTREET HOME DEMOS
TO HAVE PARTY SATURDAY
Overstreet Home Demonstration
Club's Community ChtiAtmas will'
be held at: Overstreet's Commun-
ity Building on Saturday. night,
ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
CHRISTMAS WEEK CALENDAR
Monday, 10:00 a.m. Holy Commun-
ion (St. Thomas' Day)
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Recreation
Night for High School Student?.
Wednesday, 11:30 p.m. Christmas
Eve Midnight Service of the Holy
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Holy Com-
munion (Christmas Day.)
Friday, 10:00 a.m. Holy Commun-
ion, (St. Stephen's Day). 7:30
p.m. Recreation Night for High
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Holy Com-
munion (St. John's Day).
Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Holy Communion
10:00 a.m. Family Service (No
Church School). 5:00 p.m. Church
School Christmas Service and
Party. 6:30 p.m. Evening Prayer.
Young People's Service League.
Highland View WMU
Has Christmas Party
The Highland View WMU of the
Highland' View Baptist Mission- ob-
served a social meeting held :at the
home of Mrs. J. L. Mims Monday
afternoon with circles number one.
and two meeting together.
The meeting opened with a song,
This :53 Ford sets an entirely new standard
for the American Road. For in this big;
new Ford you'll find 41 "Worth More"
features that give you more of the things
you want... more of the things you need...
than ever before in low-priced car history.
You'll find the "Go" you need to handle
today's long-distance driving. You'll enjoy
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the smooth, quiet riding comfort you need
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that belongs wherever you may drive.
When you see this new Ford at your
Ford Dealer's, you'll understand why. it is,
worth more when you buy it ... worth
more when you sell it. You'll agree that
here, indeed, is the New Standard of the'
A few of the 41 "Worth More" features in the 1953 Ford
NEW MIRACLE RIDE-Not just
more responsive spring and
shock absorber action, not just
foca rubber cushions, but a
balanced ride that gives you a
new concept of comfort.
SHIFT TO FORDOMATIC-and
you'll never shift again. It's the
finest, most versatile automatic
drive ever. And remember,
Ford also offers the smooth
and thrifty Overdrive.
POWER-PIVOT PEDALS are
suspended from above to elim-
inate dusty, drafty floor holes.
They give more unobstructed.
floor space and provideleasier
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Ford's famous 110-h.p. high-compression Strato-
Star V-8 has a partner for thrifty "Go" in the
101-h.p. low-friction, high-compression Mileage
Maker Six. Ford Automatic Power Pilot gives.
high-compression "Go" with regular gas.
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CENTER-FILL FUELING pre-
vents hose marks, and makes
"filling up" easier from either
side of gas pump. Shorter gas
filler pipe gives you trunk
space for an extra suitcase.
huge, curved, one-piece wind-
shield, a car-wide, one-piec3
rear window and big picture
windows all around-gives you
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Port St. Joe, Florida
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TRE- STAR, PORT S.T., jOE-j. GULF COUNTY,. FLOR107AA
Pft]OAY DECEMBEER 1.9f;' -tg~z
"Silent Night" followed by prayer Decoraiton Contest Deadline Mon.
led by Mrs. E. R. Dubose. The
scripture lesson was given by Mrs. Monday, December 22, is the
T. O. Richards. deadline for entering the outdoor
decorations contest sponsored by
Mrs. Lee Watts led in the pre- the Garden Club. Participants may
sentation of the program "I Like enter by calling Mrs. G. D. Cotting-
To Say Thank You".alling Mrs. G. D. Cotting-
To Say Thank You". ham, phone 316-J. Entries will be
All exchanged gifts and enjoyed classified as Garden Club mem-
refreshments of fruit cake, candy bears and others, with three awards
and coffee. given in each group. Plants will
There were 14 members present, be awarded the winners. Spread
-- the Christmas spirit by decorat-
Send The Star to a friend. ing and entering the contest.
FRDY EEBR1,15 THE STAR PORT ST JOEL~-- GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA PAG SE ,f
Baptist WMU Circles
Meet For Their Annual
All six circles of the Baptist
WMU met at the home of Mrs. C.
G. Costin Monday afternoon for
their annual Christmas party. There
were 47 members and one visitor
present for the occasion.
The party festivities were opened
with Mrs. W. O. Nichols reading
the Christmas story from Luke 2:
1-20 after which the WMU presi-
dent, Mrs. W. J. Ferrell, led in
prayer. All joined in the singing
of Christmas carols with Mrs. L.
.. Keels, WMU pianist, at the
Each one present brought a gift
for the orphanage and also a gift
to be exchanged with a member
Mrs. Costin's home was beauti-
fully decorated in Christmas colors
and decorations and featured a
Christmas- trade on the dining table
with the gifts around the base. In
the living room a large Santa Claus
was placed by the fireplace.
Mrs. J. 0. Baggett dismissed the
meeting with prayer after which
the individual circles met together
for a short business session.
After the business session the
hostess served refreshments con-
sisting of a chicken salad plate
with coffee, coca-colas and fruit
The' WMU will meet at the
church Monday evening for a
RISE SHARPLY IN STATE
TALLAHASSEE, Dec. 11- Un-
employment compensation pa y-
ments in Florida rose sharply to
$109.114 during the week ending
December 5, causing an increase of
$22,000 over the previous week, ac-
cording to reports from the Flor
ida Industrial Commission. Recip-
ients numbered 5,292.
However, the increase in pay-
ments does.not indicate any great
amount of unemployment over the
state, but is probably due to the
Thanksgiving Holiday. Claiments
usually filing for benefits on
Thursday had to report in on Fri-
day, and therefore" claims that
would have normally been proces-
sed that week were carried over
into the first week in December,
causing the increase for that week.
In this county there were no
workers, unemployed through no
fault of their own.
METHODISTS TO OBSERVE
"WHITE CHRISTMAS" SUN.
The.Methodist Church is observ-
ing. "White Christmas" Sunday,
December 21 at 11:00 a.m. At this
time Rev. Warren Lindsey, pastor
of the church will bring a Christ'-
mas meditation message with his
subject being "The Manger and
At the evening services the
young people of the church will
present a pageant, "No Room In
The Inn", including twelve charac-
ters and the choir. Mrs. A. B.
Royal Service program with circle Prtt, Paul Blount and rs.
number 3 in charge. Each member C. W. Stitt are directing the pa-
is urged to bring food to prepare geant.
kChristmas baskets for the needy. ____ ___
--- The goldfish is closely related to
Send The Star to' a frlena. the carp.
Charlotte Lucille Williams
Celebrates Third Birthday
Little Charlotte Lucille Williams
celebrated her third birthday, De-
cember 10 with a party at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed-
gar Williams in Highland View.
The little guests were entertain-
ed with games and stories.
Those present were Debby Floyd,
Gwen Duvall, David Macumber,
Dianna Wood, Paul Cooper, Larue
and Billy Wayne Lee, Danny Raf-
fled, Betty Sue 'Skipper, Barbara
Dennis, Tommy and Judy Wil-
The little guests were served
cold drinks and birthday cake and
received balloons as favors.
To Arrive Home Friday
Donald Ramsey, now attending
the Georgia Military Academy,
is expected to arrive home today
for the Christmas holidays. Donald
has recently been appointed to the
rank of Sergeant and has won a
wrestling match for his school
against a member of the Emory
In China, monkeys were once em-
ployed in harvesting the tea Crop.
New. York state was named in
'onor of the Duke of York.
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Specifications and equipment subject to change without notice.
- lew-All New
WE STILL HAVE A COMPLETE STOCK OF
WRAPPING PAPER----- 1Oc, 15c, 29c
CHRISTMAS RIBBON -- _-- 10 Oc, 25c
FOR PACKAGES and BOWS
NEW SHIPMENT OF
All Sizes and Shapes For That Extra Special Gift
For Those Who Have Not Yet Trimmed Their Trees,
Our Stock Is Still Complete for Lights and
TREE LIGHTS 79c, $1.09, $1.39, $1.98, $2.49
ICICLES ----- 10c ANGEL HAIR -_ 1Oc
TREE TOP ORNAMENTS 10c, 25c, 39c, 59c
$10.95 and $13.95:
TEA SETS ------- 25c to $1.98
All Types TRUCKS 49c to $3.98
O. M. WEBB'S
Sc to $5.00 STORE
Corner Baltzell Avenue and 4th Street
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FRID)AY, DECEMBER 19, 1952
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDAA
McGO WW IN MOTOR COMPANY P ~
-AGE TW Ti SA IPOR ST OD 952
With Corn Bread Stuffing
HIGHLAND VIEW NEWS
By MARJORIE ROGERS
Mr. and Mrs. L. 'H. Kelly attend-
ed the funeral services of Mr.
Clyde Hughes of Bonifay, who died
of a heart attack Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs, J. D. Lee and
daughters spent the week end in
Grand Ridge, with the former's
Mrs. E. V. Knight and children
spent Sunday in Oak Grove, with
Mr. and Mrs. Shorty Campbell and
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy James and
children spent the week end in
Apalachicola, with Mr. JameS' par-
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Skipper of Here For Christmas
There's something about-a tur-
key that makes him a welcome
guest in.the house when the fami-
lIy gathers for Christmas.
He is a, regal bird alive, of
course, and he's one that loses lit-
tle grandeur when he has been
cooked a golden brown and served
astride the biggest platter in the
house. And when he is cornbread
stuffed, he's fit for even Santa
Try it ahead of time in a Sunday
chicken if you want to be sure be-
fore preparing the holiday dinner.
You will find corn bread stuffing
:good with any kind of bird, fish or
ROAST TURKEY WITH CORN
I 16-lb. turkey
2 teaspoons salt
.1 cup chopped onion
2 cups bacon fat or margarine
4% quarts broken corn bread
(or part bread)
4 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
YV teaspoon pepper
3 eggs, well beaten
Rub inside of oven-ready turkey
with the 2 teaspoons salt. Cook
onion in half of the bacon fat or
margarine until soft, but not
browned. Melt remaining fat and
add with onion to corn bread. Mix
well. Add seasoning and egg and
stuff into turkey. Skewer, truss,
rub skin with soft margarine or
shortening, and place on a rack-in
an open roasting pan. Cover with
clean white cloth moistened with
melted margarine or shortening.
Roast at a low temperature
(300F.) for 4 to 4' hours, basting
(Pensacola, spent the week end
with Mr. and Mrs. Vester Burke
Billy Skipper of Bonifay, spent
the week with his sister and fam-
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Vester Burke.
Mr. and Mrs. Phelps spent the
week end in Panama City.
Rev. and Mrs. Clyde Miles and
sons, spent a few days in Marianna,
because of the illness of Mrs.
Billy Joe Richards returned
home Friday morning from the hos-
pital where he has been ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Shirey and son
Tommy spent the week end in We-
wahitchka, with their relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Shipper
and daughters spent the week end
in Blountstown, with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Walks and
children -pent the week end with
friends and relatives in Wewa-
Mrs. Mary Carter of Panama
Second Lieutenant and Mrs.
Charles Guilford are visiting Mr.
Guilford's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Guilford at Overstreet for the
City, spent the week end.
Mr. and -Mrs. Jim Chestnut spent
the week end in Bonifay, with
Dr. Joseph B. Spear
Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted
Broken Lenses Duplicated
THURS., FRI., and SAT.
Max. House Coffee 2 lb can $1.69
Armour's MILK 2 Ig. cans 25c
Home Made SAUSAGE Ib. 39c
.Lykes Cello Wrap Weiners Ib. 49c
Country BACK BONE Ib. 45c
Slided BACON lb. 49c
SPort SUPERt. JoMARKET
R CH S Port St. Joe, Fla.
Lg. Tray SOUP BONES
FEATURE OF THE WEEK
Giant Box SURF 49c
Home Grown Tomatoes 2 Ibs. 25c
EGG PLANTS Ib. 5c
Copeland's Picnic Hams lb. 39c
2 Big Truckloads Fruit At Wholesale Price
Rich's Famous 2-Hour Sale 7.M. 'T1 9 P.M.
YOU ASKED FOR IT FOLKS AND HERE IT IS!
IT'S SO HOT IT'S BURNING THE PAPERS
Closed From 6:30 to
7:00 To Prepare For
'ENJOY THE MUSIC OF
JOHN DICKEY AND HIS STRING BAND
FROM 5:00 P.M. UNTIL 7:00 P.M.
MAXWELL HOUSE LIMIT 1
Giant Box SURF 39c
Mixed NUTS 2 lb.bag 69c
1 LB. LIMIT
Sirloin STEAK lb. 59c
RIB STEW 3 bs. $1.00
WE HAVE A COMPLETE LINE OF
and MINUTE MAID
Van Horn's Beach Clnb
WILL BE CLOSED
Monday Dec. 22 to Sunday, Dec. 27
swa M be
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TAE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1952
InLAT frLr-F r-r T RI
Start Her A Set Now From Our Open Stock
AMERICAN MODERN dinnerware
designed by RUSSELL WRIGHT
29 Lovely Pieces to Choose From 6 Delightful Colors
6 Piece Starter Set
4 BREAD and BUTTER PLATES 4 DINNER
PLATES 4 CUPS 4 SAUCERS
Special 4 pc. Place Setting
1 BREAD and BUTTER PLATE 1 DINNER
PLATE 1 CUP 1 SAUCER ....
3-Way All Metal
Rocker, Lounge Chair or
Red, Green, Chartreuse
Must Go This Year!
Walnut, Mahog- $Ai95
any, blonde finish 4t
Enamel O .95
FinCish e $195
Platform Rockers in As-
sorted colors, plastics and
From -- -
choice of colors $7 15
Plastic --- U
BUY THIS YEAR-PAY NEXT YEAR '
WE WILL BE OPEN 'TIL 8 p.in. EVERY NITE 'TIL Iay i
WEDNESDAY CLOSE 6:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY \QCwpe we vienigs..,, fF
2 ,1z 37o
8 to 14 Ibs.
14 to 18 Lbs.
Hens 594 Tom 53
Lb. : Lb.
Large Firm Ripe
5 Lbs. )Ch
321 Reid Avenue
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
GIVE GIFTS THIS CHRISTMAS THAT WILL LAST FOR YEARS. .
HERE ARE A FEW OF THE USEFUL ITEMS THAT WE ARE FEATURING
DOLLAR BUYS FOR SHOPPERS WISE
FRIDAY, SATURDAY and MONDAY ONLY
Metal Pedastal Smoker
Crystal Base Vanity Lamps
Step-on Garbage Cans
12-piece Luncheon Set (glass)
Limited Quantity-Please do not ask us to wrap
Mrs. Belin Hostess To
Woman's Club Meeting
The November meeting of the
Woman's Club was held in the home
of Mrs. J. C. Belin. Two new mem-
bers were welcomed, Mrs. Kenneth
Brodnax, and Mrs. J. T. Ricket-
It was decided to ask the Girl
Scouts to make a house-to-house
canvass of the town to secure
canned food for the Pensacola1 Re-
Members were reminded that
wrapped toys are to be brought to
the December meeting for the chil-
dren in the same home. Twenty-
five dollars in cash is sent at this
Mrs. Roy Gibson reported the
District Meeting activities, and
Mrs. Henry Geddie gave a short
report on education week.
Mr. Cubie Laird, the County
Agent, was the speaker of the af-
ternoon, and his subject was, "The
Abundance Within Our Grasp",
sub-topic of the theme, "Progress
ii Conservation of Natural Re-
Mrs. Belin served sandwiches,
cookies, and coffee to 12 members
and guests present.
Attwater's Prairie Chicken
Attwater's prairie chicken, found
in only four Texas counties, is on the
verge of extinction.
Education takes 7.7% of British
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
FRIDAY. DECEMBER 19, 1952
THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
"Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have
been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age-
they do not believe except what they see-they think
that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by
their little minds.
"All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or
children's, are little.
"In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect,
an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless
world about him, as measured by the intelligence
capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
"He exists as certainly as love and generosity and
devotion exist, and you know that they abound and
give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how
dreary would be the world if there were no Santa
Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Vir-
ginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no
poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence.
We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and
sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the
world would be extinguished.
"Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well
not believe in fairies!
"You might get your papa to hire men to watch in
all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa
Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming
down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa
Claus, but that is no.sign that there is no Santa Claus
-the most real things in the world are those neither
children nor men can see.
"Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn?
Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not
FAMOUS TYLER ROSE BUSHES
From Rose Garden of America
Best varieties. We ship anywhere,
prepaid. Write for price list.
COOK'S PLANT SHOP
316 S. Glenwood, Tyler, Texas
FOR SALE-Apartment size gas
range. Perfect Condition. $35.
See at Star Office.
SAND FOR SALE
For Masonary and Concrete
6 yard Load $ 8.00
MODERN APARTMENT for rent
soon. Suitable--.for- two people.
References required. Call or
write Hotel Lake Alice, Wewa-
PAINTER and DECORATOR. C.
W. Newman, Bay View Heights,
Highland View. Professional and
Satisfactory service. 12-2-2tp
Corner First and Reid
Regular Dinners Daily
Home-Style Cooked Food
Eat With Us and Fuss With Us
Operated by Mrs. Y. L. Wages
Back in 1897, little Virginia O'Hanlon wrote the fol-
lowing letter to the editor of the New York Sun,: "I am
8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no
Santa Clasr. Papa says, 'If you see it in The Sun it's so.'
Please tell me the truth-is there a Santa Claus?" The
editor wrote a newspaper and literary classic in reply
to this childish plea. It is reprinted here.
there-nobody can conceive or imagine all the won-
ders that are unseen and unseeable in the world.
"You tear apart the baby's rattle and see what
makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering
the unseen world which not the strongest man, or
even the united strength of all the strongest men that
ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry,
love, romance, can push aside the curtain and view
and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond.
"Is it all real?-ah, Virginia, in all this world there
is nothing else real and abiding.
"No Santa Claus! Thank God!-he lives, and he
lives foreva--a thousand years from now, Virginia,
nay, ten thousand years from now, he will continue
to make glad the heart of childhood."
"Holiday Trail" is McCARTY INVITES
d (Continued from page 1)
Toured Last Sunday duled to conclude by 12:45.
A parade down Tallahassee's
Many people from Port St. Joe Monroe Street, headed by the Fort
and vicinity made a tour of the Pierce High School band, starts
"Holiday Trail' of homes here in at 1:30. A general, invitation for
Port St. Joe last Sunday afternoon counties to send bands and floats
between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m. has been extended to all counties.
The "trail" was sponsored by the Bands wanting to enter the parade
local Garden Club chapter. should contact the local Clerk of
'The homes, which were decorat- Circuit Court, or the Tallahassee
ed on both the outside and inside, Chamber of Commerce.
were decorated by members of the However, the Inaugural Commit-
Gard'en Club. Those listed in the tee has emphasized that it's mak.
"Holiday Trail" were: ing no effort to get a float or band
Mrs. Franklin Jones, 1024 McClel- from every county and doesn't ex-
lan Avenue, interior, living and pect to make up an extravaganza.
dining rooms decorated. McCarty's first instruction to the
Mrs. Jake Belin, 1610 Garrison Committee was to plan an inaugu-
Avenue, exterior, doorway. ration day in keeping with the dig-
Mrs. Kenneth Brodnax, 1606 Long nity of the office.
Avenue, interior, all through the The evening of inauguration day
house. there'll be four inaugural balls, in-
Mrs. W. Tharpe, 305 16th Street, cluding one at Florida A. & M. Col,
exterior, picture window. lege for Negroes, to top off the
Mrs. Terry Hinote, 208 16th day's activities.
Street, exterior, rooftop. The inauguration is a four-year
Mrs. E. P. Laperouse, 1010 Palm highlight in this Capital City and
Boulevard, exterior, barbecue area. local citizens are looking forward
Mrs. Roy Hallman, Motel St. to perhaps the largest influx of
Joe, interior, Sun Room, registra- visitors of all time.
tion and silver offering.
Many highlights and ingenious REWARD OFFERED
decorations were noted throughout (Continued from page 1)
the tour and commented upon. fine or up to 90 days in jail, or
According to officials of the
Garden Club the tour was a suc-
cess and something worth repeat-
ing next year.
Small "diamonds have been 'fotid
The U. S.
LEGION MEMBERS FETED
WITH CHICKEN DINNER
Commander G. H. Henley enter-
tained 12 members of the Willis
V. Rowan Post 116, American Le-
gion, with a sumptuous fried chick-
en dinner at the White Spot Mon-
day night, after the regular post
meeting. Highlight of the dinner
was a mor-clogue, a la Will Rogers
by Quincy Hardy, of Overstreet,
who told of the trials and tribula-
tions of a country boy just dis-
charged from the service in the
"towns" (to him) of Seattle, Wash.,
Portland, Ore., and Chicago, Ill.
FORMER RESIDENT'S BROTHER
KILLED IN TEXAS AIR CRASH
The remains of Lt. George Carr,
brother of Joel Carr, former resi-
dent of Port St. Joe were returned
to his home town in Bogalusa, La.,
last Tut ;day after he had been
killed in an air crash in Corpus
Christi, Texas Thanksgiving Day.
Lt. Carr was an ace in the Pacific
phase of World War II He was 36
Keys Made While You Wait
Bicycle Repairing AlI, Makes a
WESTERN AUTO tf
SAMARITAN LODGE No. 40, 1. O.
O. F.-Meets first and third Thurs-
days, 7:30 p. m. in Masonic Hall. All
members urged to attend" visiting
brethren invited. Pervs Howell, N.
G.; Henry Geddie, V. G.; W. C.
Eastern Star Chapter
Elects New Officers
The Order of Eastern Star, Gulf
Chapter No. 191 elected the new
chapter 'officers for the coming
year at their regular meeting on
Tuesday, December 9.
The officers were as follows;
Worthy Matron, Lois Chism; Wor-
thy Patron, Foy Scheffer, Jr.; As-
sociate Matron, Flossie Wilson; As-,
sociate Patron, Franklin Chandler;
Secretary, Pattie Gibson; Treas-
urer, Florazelle Connell; Conduct-
ress, Callie Howell; Associate Con-
ductress, Neva Croxton.
New officers appointed to their
positions were; Chaplain, Elwyn
Blount; Marshal, Wistalone Rick-
etson; Organist, Mabel Swatts;
Adah, Johnnie Sykes; Ruth, Alice
Hall; Esther, Marie Costin; Mar-
tha, Phyllis Chandler; Electa,
Claudia Sewell; Warder, Daisy
Johnson; Sentinel, George Cooper;
Assistant officers are as follows;
Worthy Matron, Bessie Roberts;
Worthy Patron, Walter Roberts;
Associate Matron, Wilma Cooper;
Associate Patron, George Core;
Secretary, Pauline ASmith; Treas-
urer, Minnie Cowart; Conductress,
Ruth Ramsey; Associate Condus-
tress, Zola Maddox; Chaplain, Mar-
garite Pridgeon; Marshal, Virginia
Talley; Organist, Onnie Greer;
Adah, Leslie Spillers; Ruth, Mar-
garet Scheffer; Esther, Eula Dick-
ey; Martha, Ruth Smith; Electa,
Mary Forehand; Warder, Essie
Williams; Sentinel, John Dickey.
Installation services will be held
on January 6th.
Farm Product Demand
A very strong demand for most
farm products is in prospect for
1951, according to U. S. department
of agriculture estimates.
U. S. Mint
mint was established in
both, Ranger H. A. Hardy added.
In the past year, Gulf County has
had 68 fires. Twenty-four of these
were deliberately set, and 44 were
Information concerning unlawful
woodsburners can be given to any-
pne in the local Florida Forest Ser-
vice Fire Control Unit, and it will
be passed on to the proper author-
Advertising doesn't coat-it ava-
Advertisine doesn't cost--it nard!
6 yard Load _..
1 yard Load -
Made with 'TEXON"
250 plus tax
27 plus tax
AIR PAC LUGGAGE
I plus tax
1 plus tax
AUSTIN ATCHISO CO.
410 REID AVE.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 195Z